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REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
H. K. IIIXES, of Union Connty.
C. C. BEEKMAN, of Jackson Count j.
For Secretary of State,
31. T. EAIilTART, of MnltnomaL Co.
ED. HIkSCH, of Marion County.
W. B. CARTER, of Benton County.
For Snp't Public Instruction,
L. J. POWELL, of Linn County.
REFU3UCJ N COUNTY TICKET.
J. T. APPERSON.
CAPT. II. WILL,
W. A. STARKWEATHER.
J. K. WAIT.
W. II. H. FOUTS.
F. S. DEMENT.
X. W. RANDALL.
N. O. WALDEN.
W. C. GREAVES.
The platform adopted by tire Repub
licans at Salem, w InVh appears in this
issue, is of a character to commend it
to the right thinking of all parties, and
is in fact a stump speech within itself.
It pretty generally antagonizes the
overt if not open belief of the bulk of
he Democracy who disregard and over
slaugh, the laws and make a mockery of
Justice -where they preponderate, as in
the South. Their support of the free
school system is very impotent, and
rather runs to a sectarian preference in
the North, and of dense ignorance in
They advocate'freo trade unmindful of
0 the fact that while it might cheapen to
the consumer eome classes of foreign
imports it would reduce the wages of
every sphere of labor, bankrupt manu
factories and throw thousands out of
remunerative employment that now
lean on our tariff basis as the snro pro
vider of their homes and families.
The Democrats are wildly at sea on
financial matters, and a study of their
platforms for the last eight or ten con
secutive years would craze an ordinary
person who should dare attempt to har
monize their inconsistencies, and any
defining of the metes and bounds of
their vagaries would be futile as some
succeeding convention would be likely
to far transcend prescribed limits and
arry Democratic cardinal principles
off on a now tangent, to the dismay of
the groundlings. Noticing is in stronger
contrast to the fluttering of the Do
mocracy on tin's question, than the
teadj inflexible course of the Republi
cans on the same; always looking to
the redemption of the debt according
to the terms of the contract, with a
Bteady progress towards resumption, a
policy which has resulted in bringing
our circulating medium into inter
changeable relations to such a degree
that the difference is hardly perceptible;
gold, silver and legal tender now being
one and the same thing as to commer
eial values; a Tesnlt which has been
brought about by the fixed theory of
the Republican party as opposed to the
chimeras and vagaries of the Democracy.
The 7th. 8th, 9th and 10th sections of
the Republican platform are self-evident
propositions and will be denied bv
none. Taken as a whole the platform
is a compound of doctrine that the Re
publicans gladly accept and under its
banner will march forward to victory.
The campaign has opened out in ear
nest and tho three parties have placed
their tickets in tho field. The Demo
crats will be placed on the defensive,
while the Republicans will be aggress
ive. The corrupt Democratic adminis
tration is almost too much for that party
to stana np under, and it is already be
ginning to show signs of weakness. The
key-note of the contest in this State will
be the manner iu which our State affairs
have been managed by the Democracy,
and that party endorsed the administra
tion by placing Treasurer Brown oh the
ticket, and they must stand up to tho
fight even if the load i3 somewhat bur
densome. Bishop Andrews, of the New York
Methodist Conference, has decided that
the licensing of women as preachers is
against the iToctrines of Wesley. The
disappointed advocates of tho new de
parture have taken an appeal to the
General Conferr-en of the Methodists
of the whole country in 1SS0.
The Democrats took charge of onr
State affairs with an indebtedness of
about 30,000, and they will step down
. and. out. after the June election, leaving
a debt of about 1,000,000. With this
record, their State convention endorsed
this economical and wist? administration.
Republican State Ticket.
The Republican Convention at Salem
tut forth an admirable ticket for the
suffragan3 of the Republican party, if '
the favorable comments of tho people
generally is any criterion. The candi
dates are men against whom detraction
or slander cannot fasten itself success
fully, and the delegates are to bo com
plimented for their wisdom, in not only
finding good standard bearers, but in
having given each locality in the State
its duo of Candida. The north, south,
east, west and center were called into
requisition for men to uphold the pano
ply of Republicanism, and the fiercest
advocate of locality considerations must
feel satisfied by this dispensation of the
For Congressman the name of H. K.
Ilines, of Union county, prevailed over
all others, and in the face of his express
declination of the trust is a compliment
which seldom falls to the lot of a per
son in political life. Mr. Ilines is an
old Oregonian and known and esteemed
every where. He is an eloquent and
effective speaker, and having fought the
devil for many years is doubtless able
to withstand John Whiteaker in a con
tinuance of the warfare. He would
make an effective legislator and would
bo found an unflinching advocate of the
rights of the people against monopo
lists, which the course of Whiteaker in
the lasS Oregon Legislature would not
warrant as to him. Eastern Oregon
needs a firm and true friend in the
Jialls of Congress, as its future is all
before it yet, with a powerful monopoly
at its throat, and Mr. Ilines is not the
man to be allured by the wiles of the
eorporationists to betray the interests
of the people.
The nominee for Governor, C. C.
Beekman, is a resident of Jacksonville,
where his universal popularity is an
earnest of his character, which em
boldens us to assure our readers of his
fitness for the trust; and we feel confi
dent the convention did not wantonly
bestow tho "nomination over worthy
competitors without full information as
to his capacity, which he will evidence
to the people in the campaign before us.
The Secretary of State, R. P. Ear
hart, of Multnomah county, was chosen
by an overwhelming majority. Rocky
has peculiar fitness for the office, is a
popular and competent person and will
command the undivided support of the
party as well as draw something from
For State Treasurer Ed. Ilirsch, of
Marion county, carried off the prize.
Ed. may well feel gratified at his vic
tory as he had many worthy men at his
heels in the race, and the preference
bestowed was indeed flattering. Mr.
Ilirsch is a merchant of Salem and is a
brother of Meyer Ilirsch, who was the
Republican nominee for tho same office
several years ago. Ed. is popular
where known and will command the
full party strength without a doubt.
For State Printer, W. B. Carter, of
the Corvallis Gazette, was the lucky
aspirant. Mr. Carter is an old Ore
gonian and is an upright, moral and
honest man, and well qualified for the
position. Mr. Carter should command
the full vote of the party as he has
always stood on the ramparts fighting
the battlo of Republicanism at a time
when it brought more curses than coin,
and may well be named one of tho
For Superintendent of Public In
struction, Prof. S. J. Powell, of Linn
county, received the nomination. He is
a life long educator and is in every re
spect competent for the position.
Tho ticket is one that commends it
self to the voters of Oregon they are
candidates pledged to bring back the
Government from the road to ruin so
far taken by the Democratic sharks that
have so long held sway in Oregon to
tho primitive economy of the earlier
days. They are pledged to investigate
and expose the rascalities perpetrated
against the School Fund and to unearth
tho iniquities of the State Government
which has brought Oregon into a
million dollars of indebtedness in de
fiance of the mandates of the Constitu
tion. There is a rich field for investi
gation, but a Democratic victory means
limber exactions to cover tho old
crimes, and Republican ascendancy
the reverse. With this difference there
can be little doubt of the final result.
The G' eenbackers held a mass con
vention at the Court House last Satur
day. It was respectably attended and
a full ticket was put in nomination.
Some of the candidates on the Demo
cratic ticket were felicitating them
selves that they would get an endorse
ment from this convention, but they
were sorely disappointed. The propo
sition receiving bnt four or fivo votes,
and it was indignantly voted down.
Notwithstanding their defeat they now
profess themselves willing to bet that
they will get a majority of tho Green
back vote on election day, but our
observation of the temper of the con
vention leads us to conclude that it is
composed of material who mean busi
ness, and who are not to be swerved
from fealty to their own ticket by tho
insinuating and brotherly protestations
of the Democratic candidates.
The O. S. N. Co. have m interest in
'knowing" who are to be our leg
islators at Salem next fall, and it is
said say they have already commenced
to lay their traps even in this county, to
secure favorable men. They loudly
nroolnim that tliov liat-o rr ; . 1
jX j iiici cnb ill
i the mutter, but the ripples on the water
very puuuiy muieuie wuicu way the
wind is blowing. The people must not
be misled by auy ceclarationa of honest
intentions fro i. this source.
The Democracy is trying to catch the
Greenback vote with its gauzy platform,
but its record, like Banquo's ghost, will
not down at bidding. The seventh res
olution of the Democratic platform of
this State in 187G was as follows: "That
the precious metals are the only safe
basis of commercial values; that an ir
redeemable paper currency is a national
curse, and we insist upon a speedy re
turn by the general government to spe
cie payments." Tho National Demo
cratic convention at St. Louis in 1876
was to the same effect with a hard mon
ey candidate for President. At Balti
more in 1872 the ninth resolution read
as follows: "A speedy return to specie
payment is demanded alike by the high
est consideration of commercial moral
ity and honest government." The sec
ond plank of the platform adopted at
Portland a few days ago says: "That
we believe that all money made or issu
ed by the government Bhould be of
equal value, and that we are in favor of
paying all the obligations of the gov
ernment in greenbacks, so-called, when
tho pecuniary interest of the people is
promoted thereby, except when other
wise expressly provided." In the third
plank they demand the repeal of the
act requiring resumption of specie pay
ments in 1879. Our readersjean draw
their own conclusions as to the consist
ency of such a party. This is the party
that claims that their principles are and
always have been the same. Their plat
forms are like the promises made by
their candidates in Clackamas county
two years ago only to catch votes.
These candidates wouldn't vote for
Grover, in caucus or out, but they did
both. Their State platform says: "Econ
omy should be the watchword, and rig
orous laws be enacted for the manage
ment and preservation of the various
funds belonging to the State." And
they renominate a prominent salary
grabber, squanderer of tho school fund
and other State frauds. This is con
sistency with a vengeance, and the peo
ple will give them a long black mark in
Juno for their faithful and economical
Important to Settlers.
Tho following bill, entitled Senate
Bill No. 959, for the protection of home
stead settlers on public lands, was in
troduced in the Senate by Senator
Mitchell on the 20th of March:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, that
from and after the passage of this act,
the even sections within the limits of
any grant of public lands to any rail
road company or to any military road
company, or to auy State in aid of any
railroad or military road, shall be open
to settlers under tho homestead laws to
the extent of one hundred and sixty
acres to each settler, and any person
who has under existing laws, taken a
homestead on any even section within
the limits of any railroad or military
road land grant, and who, by existing
laws, have been restricted to eighty
acres, shall have the right to extend
hi3 claim to either adjacent or non-adjacent
lands, tinder such regulations as
the Secretary of the Interior may pre
scribe, so as to include in all not ex
ceeding one hundred and sixty acres;
and a full compliance with the provis
ions of the homestead law" as to tho
eighty acres, and a compliance with the
regulations aforesaid, shall entitle the
settle to a patent for the whole amount.
Sec. 2. That in all cases where a per
son has hitherto filed und settled upon
a homestead under existing laws, and
for any cause shall have abandoned tho
same to tho United States; and in all
cases where any person shall hereafter
file and settle upon a homestead, and
for any cause shall abandon the same to
tho United States, the fact of such fil
ing, settlement and abandonment shall
not have th effect of depriving such
person, if otherwise entitled, to filo and
settle upon and obtain title to another
claim under the homestead laws. And
all acts and parts of acts inconsistent
herewith are hereby repealed.
Our Next (Governor.
In the course of his speech at the
Portland ratification last Saturday ev
ening, B. F. Dowell, Esq., of Jackson
ville, gave a short personal sketch of C.
C. Beekman, Republican candidate for
"Mr. C. C. Beekman had been an old
line Whig; was born in tho town of
Dundee, in the great State of New York,
and had emigrated to this State in 1852.
Since that time Mr. Beekman has been
a citizen of Southern Oregon. He is
an honorable and capable gentleman.
By honesty, industry and enterprise he
has acquired a handsome fortune. He
was a shrewd business man and a good
financier. If elected, the speaker said
he believed he would bo able to bring
this State out of debt. One thing could
be said in favor of Mr. Beekman he
i3 an honest man, and under his ad
ministration there would be no pecula
tions and no plundering of public funds.
Mr. Beekman bad ever been a consist
ent and unswerving Republican. He
has for years been connected with a
large business house in Jacksonville.
During the time he has been acting as
agent millions had passed his hands and
not one dollar had stuck to them."
Mart Brown ought to be as celebrated
a poet as tho Sweet Singer of Michi
gan or Martin Farquhar Tnpper, as we
find the following stanzas scattered
through his Legislative Reports:
The question being
Will tho nouse agree to tho bill ?
It was agreed to.
The title was read.
The question being
Will tho House agree to the title?
It was agreed to.
It looks poetical enough to make us
all dance, but weighed it is found to be
of the kind that operate-, on the tax
payers only, as Mart charges for this
balderdash by the page, and it is for
poetry what is called a fat take.
Victoria. B.C., has a Chinese popula
tion of over 2,000, and every steamer
brings more to crowd out the white
"Consistency, Thon Art a Jewel.
1st. The Republican party of Oregon
in convention assembled look with pride
upon the general conduct and history of
the party, and reaffirm our devotion to
those fundamental principles on which
the Republic and the Republican party
were formed. Among these are un
swerving fidelity to the constitution !
and the perpetuity of the Union; the
preservation of the liberties and equal
rights of all citizens throughout the
nation and the administration of the j
laws in every part of the country for j
the protection and enforcement of pub- !
lie and private rights, and the punish
ment of violence and crime; pure and
economical administration of every de
partment of the government. State and
national, and we pledge the support of
the Republican party to all means hon
estly proposed and honestly designed,
to promote the prosperity of the people.
2. That a well instructed people alone
can be permanently free, it is therefore
essential that the public school system
shall be maintained, in order that every
child may receive such education as will
pave the way to useful citizenship, and
we are unalterably opposed to any di
version of the public school monoy.
3. That while we are in favor of a rev
enue for the support of the government
by duties on imports, sound policy re
quires such adjustment of these duties
as to encourage the development of the
industrial interests of the whole coun
try, and we commend that policy of
national exchange which secures to the
working man liberal wages, to the agri
cultural, coal and wool growing inter
ests, remunerative prices, and the na
tional commercial prosperity and inde
pendence. 4. That we are in favor of such leg
islation on the part of Congress as will
authorize settlers to appropriate such
amounts of timber as may be necessary
for their use.
5. That we are in favor of judicious
appropriations by the genera1 govern
ment for the improvement of our rivers
and seaports, as well as for tho con
struction of such lines of railway com
munication as will develop the resources
of the country and connect our State
with other parts of the Union, under
sxxph. restrictions as will amply protect
the rights of the people from unjust
and extortionate charges; and that in
the grants of lands to railroads we favor
the sale of the same by the government
to the people at the lowest price for
public lands, giving the proceeds only
to the corporations.
G. That we are in favor of maintain
ing the public faith and credit by the
honest fulfillment of our national con
tracts in their spirit as well as letter.
That the present condition of cur public
credit and the fact that resumption of
specie payments has already been ac
complished demonstrates the wisdom of
the financial policy of the Republican
party, and we are opposed to the repeal
of the resumption act and to repudiation
in any form. Thut we favor a uniform
currency founded upon a coin basis in
terchangeable and convertible at par at
tho pleasure of the holder.
7. That we condemn in tho most
positive mauner tho reckless ond cor
rupt Democratic administration of our
State affairs which has in the last eight
years heaped up a State debt of nearly
one million dollars in direct violation of
the constitution, and which has created
new offices and increased official salaries
to eat up the substance of the people,
and which has robbed and mismanaged
the State, school and university funds,
loaning them to partisan favorites on
8. That tho office of State Printer
ought to bo abolished and the contract
let to the lowest responsible bidder.
9. That the attempt by tho leaders of
the Democratic party of Oregon to de
fraud the people out of an electoral vote
was an outrage unparalleled in the po
litical history of the State and deserving
the condemnation of all fair-minded men.
10. That wo heartily endorse the ef
forts of the members of Congress from
the Pacific coast to so modify the exist
ing treaty with China as to restrict it to
commercial purposes only.
State Central Committee. The fol
lowing are tho Republican State Cen
tral Committee appointed at tho Salem
Baker, Milton White; Benton, E. B.
nackloroy ; Clackamas, P.Paquet; Coos,
E.W. Tower; Clatsop, F. J. Tavlor; Co
lumbia, G.W.McBride; Cnrry.M.Reily:
Douglas, E. G. nirsch; Grant, J. W.
Church; Jackson. J. H. Chitwood; Jos
ephine, Thos. Floyd; Lane, J. H. Mc
Clung; Jjinn, D. Froman; Lake, C. B.
Watson; Multnomah, Jos. Simon; Mar
ion, R. C. Geer; Polk, A. W. Lucas;
Tillamook, Dr. Lacelle; Union, W. J.
Snodgrass; Umatilla, J. C. Dicosway;
Wasco, E. L Smith; Washington, J.
Gaston; Yamhill. J. W. Watts.
The Union Sentinel, the leading Dem
ocratic paper of Eastern Oregon, says:
"The name of A. H. BrowD, of 'Eastern
Oregon, as pompously announced in
the nomination, will, in our opinion, be
found to be the weakest man, where he
is best known, on the ticket. If we have
a large Democratic majority in the State
in June, we predict Brown's election by
a small majority." It also thinks the
whole ticket " would have been mater
ially strengthened by giving the old
officers a furlough for a few years."
They still sell negroes to the highest
bidder in Kentucky. The Hickman
Covrier describes a sale of this kind:
Mr. James Barksdale was the auc
tioneer, and as the negro stood on the
block and the voice of the auctioneer
rose and fell crying the bids, it revived
reminiscences of old and by-gone days.
The colored people crowded around in
anxious expectancy. The negro was
one John Cooper, who had been previ
ously tried and convicted as a vagrant,
end the verdict of the jury was that he
should be sold into servitude for six
months as the law provides and directs.
Tho Democrats howl about Woods'
extravagant administration, but forget
to compare it with Grover's. The ex
penses of tho State government from
180G to 1S70 under Woods amounted to
8350,311 0G, and Grover's from 1870 to
1874 foots SG20.3S9 42. The actual cost
of the penitentiary under Woods was
81,350 01; under Grover for the same
period it cost 199,481 34.
Germany seems to bo in earnest in
her efforts to prevent war. Her rela
tions with Russia and her commanding
position among the nations of Europe
make her an influential peacemaker.
If Bismarck means to have peace, peace
it will be.
Wasiuxgton. D. C. , April 5, 1878.
The prospect of a long session grows
stronger daily, and there.is now every
promiso that "dog days" will be needed
to stop the wind-mills at the Capitol.
No vote can be reached this week upon
the Union Pacific bill in the Senate, and
when it reaches the House the debate
upon it cannot possibly bo crowded in
to less than four weeks. Then Wood's
tariff bill will require more than a month
lor its disposal, and this consumption
of time, in connection with tho neces
sary debates upi n matters of minor im
portance, must necessarily prolong the
session until summer heats compel rus
tication upon our solons.
Col. Polk, the door-keeper of the
House, is at last, after much alternation
of hope and despair, among the fallen.
He made a gallant fight for his place,
but the "outs" were too powerful for
him, and now he sleeps among the slain;
not in peace, however, for his friends
propose to carry war into Africa among
any and all instrumental in bis decapi
tation. There are deep wrathful mut
terings in the Democratic fold, to-day,
against all these, and no one can doubt
that not a man of the hungry horde be
seiging tho House in the past for his
successorship will obtain it, because his
friends, the balance of power, mean to
dictate who shall be the fortunate man.
Senators Thnrman and Edmunds have
been paying their attentions to the Union
Pacific railroad, and exposing the un
blushing fraudulent practices of this
soulless corporation. Mr. Edmunds'
strictures wero very severe, and have
enough truth in them o make an Amer
ican blush for his country when he sees
so-called honorable Senators upholding
and defending the scheme, by which
this immense fraud of a railroad seeks
to deprive the government of its rights
and just dues. Mr. Edmunds, and also
Mr. Thurman, showed in his speechs
how the railroad lobbyists bought up
the press of the country at 00 cents a
line for editorials, distributed passes, as
Mr. Edmunds said, "with an ostenta
cious impudence that was amazing,"
"pursued everybody to his house to ap
peal for aid in proposed injurious mat
ters of legislation, and poured out mon
ey for corrupt purposes." It i3 a pity
that the exposures of these gentlemen
could not be read by every patriotic
citizen, so that the whole country might
clearly appreciate what an infamous
horde of ghouls from this Union Pacific
corporation are here preying upon 2"ub
lic honor and morals in their unholy
endeavors to defeat the Senate judiciary
committee's bill, which proposes to com
pel it to re-emburse the United States
for its moneys advanced to complete
the road. Jay Gould and satellites are
to be seen in the lobbies and galleries
os the Capitol at all times. Every hotel
has more or less of them, and one grows
familiar with their pecniiar actions and
manners m buttonholing members and
Senators and those through whom they
hope to get assistance. Mr. Thnrman
has, for several years, been fighting
them, and the above bill is largely due
to his labors. And yet it is ably met
and opposed in the Senate by those
who, under technical points of law, try
to convince us that we must not be so
hard upon the Union Pacific and its
chartered rights as is contemplated by
the judiciary committee. No one can
deny any charge made by Messrs. Ed
munds aud Thurman, and their senator
ial opposers must per force fall back
upon such swindling legal technicalities
as scoundrels had cunningly engrafted
upon the laws creating the corporation,
for their only defense. The govern
ment, not the railroad, is entitled to the
benefit of all doubts in the interpreta
tion of all fraudelent acts by our courts
and by Congress, hence we trust that
Jay Gonld, Huntingdon and all their
brotherhood of thieves may be compel
led to disgorge some portion of their
stealing. Mr. Thurman says the bill in
qnestion is "defective" because too len
ient, and yet Jay Gould is pouring out
money by the thousands of dollars daily
to defeat this leniency. We saw Gould,
Huntingdon, Tom Scott, and Sidney
Dillon in earnest confab in one of the
Senato lobbies and as "head devils" of
the combination which has virtually
defrauded the government oat of mil
lions, their presence and conference at
tracted much attention. Jay Gould
looks every inch the conspirator. His
appearance indicates that the music in
his soul is so deeply bound by fitness
for treason, stratagem and spoils that
tho lobby and swindle seem his appro
It is settled at last that we are to have
a Washington monument notwithstand
gin the bowlings of so many would-be
reformers and artists whose aesthetic
tastes are violated by the proposed plain
shaft. Ono of these, Mr. Clymer of Pa.,
wanted the unfinished monument torn
down and an arch built somewhere.jnst
as the ancients did. But Ben Butler
effectually silence him with a few ques
tions which put the House in a roar of
laughter. We feel assured that the next
centennial year, 197G, will find us with
Washington's memory duly preserved,
in so far as a completed monument is
essential to that end, in as much as
Congress has permitted the use of the
200,000 appropriated in 187G to finish
that which has been a standing disgrace
to our country for nearly thirty years.
West Point inefficiency came very near
squelching tho monumen; last year.
Bnt Congress, realizing that a West
Point engineer may know how to rirn-A
recruiting station and yet be wholly
ignorant of how to run a line with a
line with a transit, has made the requi
site appropriation,so now the work will
Secretary Schurz has done a good act
in putting two ladies upon the board of
visitors to the government insano asy
lum. Last year he appointed Mrs. Briggs
upon this board, who, with these two,
Miss Raymond and Mrs.Gangewer,gives
the women three representatives there
in. So many unfortunates iu the asylum
are women that it is fitting indeed ladies
should be of the visitors, and particu
larly so where rendered competent for
the responsible duties of seeing that
demented humanity is properly cared
for, as these ladies are, by life long ser
vice in the work of relieving the dis
tressed and needy. Though the general
management of the asylum has always
been good, yet there is ever a need of
woman's intuition and tenderness in
caring for the details of the female ward.
Mr. Frye's speach in the House upon
the door-keeper embroglio was the rich
est and raciest of the session. His wit,
while arraigning the Democracy for the
abuses which they had compelled Polk
to commit, was irresistable, and the
floor and galleries laughed and ap
plauded him to the echo.
Independent Greenback Conven
tion. At a county convention held in Ore
gon City on the 23d day of April, 1878,
for the purpose of nominating candi
dates on the Greenback ticket, O. D.
Hibbard was elected chairman and P.li.
I Eves secretary.
It was moved and carried tnat a com
mittee of five be appointed on resolu
tions. It was moved and carried that a com
mittee of three be appointed on order of
It was moved and carried that the
convention adjourn until 1 o'clock p m.
At 1 p. m., the convention was called
to order by the chairman. The report
of the committee on order of business
was read and adopted.
The committee on resolutions report
ed the following, which were adopted:
Whekkas, In the progress of a grea
war, accomplishing the freedom of an en
slaved race, its liberators have themselves
become enslaved by capital :
Whereas, Capitalists for the last eigh
teen years havo been engaged in absorb
ing the moneys and values of the nation
by iniquitous legislation, and have de
stroyed the remunerative industries of the
people, and crushed out the business en
terprises that gave employment to work
ingmen whereby millions of our laboring
men and their families are on the verge of
starvation, and are being fed at the soup
houses of charity, producing a state of
misery, poverty and destitution that noth
ing but immediate and prompt system of
reverse legislation can remedy ; therefore,
Resolved, That this organization is in
favor of assuming the name of "The Inde
lendent Greenback part3'," and in con
vention assembled we adopt the platform
of the National Executive Greenback
1. The Greenback dollar must be a legal
tender for the payment of all debts, and
by the government issued, protected and
received at par with gold.
2. The Greenback to be the legal tender
money of the country, and to be issued by
3. The gene-al government alone to is
suojnioney, and this for the benefit of all.
and not to, through, or tor the enrichment
of national bankers.
4. All kinds of property owned by indi
viduals or corporations to be taxed alike.
5. The immediate calling in of all U. S.
bonds and the payment of them, principal
and interest, in letral tender lawful green
back paper money of the United States,
and that every dollar ot sncn issue or legal
tender lawful money to be protected by
the government as at par with other law
ful money in irold or silver coin, never to
be converted in bonds of any rate or claws.
6. Jlonostj' and economy in the admin
istration of public affairs.
The above platform, brief and to the
point, having been adopted by the Nation
al Executive" Greenback committee, tells
the object for which we, workingmen, cit
izens and tax-oavers, associate ourselves
for tho purpose of securing the greatest
irood to the greatest number, bringing
capital into sympathy with labor and car
rying our principles as above proclaimed
to the control of political and financial
affairs in the United States.
The convention then jiroceded to
make the following nominations:
State Senator, R. W. Worsham; Rep
resentatives, C. T. Hickman, N. II. Dar
nail, P. R. Eves, B. C. Lewis; County
Judge, James Eebold; County Commis
sioners, Lyman Everet. Wither Hol-
comb; Clerk, W. J. Dills; Sheriff. J.
Coates; Treasurer, Joel Dixon; School
Superinteudent.A.Thonipson ; Assessor,
H. B. May; Surveyor, Elijah Wedell;
Coroner, O. S. Porter. County Com
mittee, P. R. Eves, R. N. Worsham, W
Moved and carried to adjourn.
P. R. Eves, Sec'y.
The N. Y. iierald says: The intelli
gence that Oregon lias put a Greenback
ticket in the field will cause tliu hard
money centers of the world to tremble.
A Washington dispatch says there is
no probability of Washington Territory
bciug admitted as a State by Congress.
At th" residence of Mr. James Coots.Claeka
mns station, April 20, by Wm. Whit look, ex
nflicio J. P.. Green C. Jiavidson, of .Marion
countv, and Miss .Mary lirunn.of Clackamas
cou tit v.
"VTOTICE IS HF.UF.RY THAT MY WIFE,
Martha -Stewart has left my lod ad
board without just cans or provocation and
I will not be responsible for any debts con
tracted by her after this date.
, K. K. STEWART.
Needy, Clackamas Co., April 25, 1S7X.
17. S. I.an-d Office. Oregon City, 1
Oregon, pril T6, 1878. )
(COMPLAINT HAVING BEEN ENTERED
j fit this office by D. W. Emmett, of Tilla-
nioou. coumj, against, . it. niggles, for
abandoning his homestead entrv, No. 2875,
dated Sept. 30, 1S75. u jon the southeast of
sect Ion 8, township 5 south, range 10 west, in
Tillamook county, Oregon, with a view to the
cancellation of said entry : the said parties
are hereby summoned to appear at this offic
on the 30th day of May, 1778, at 10 o'clock A.
M to resjjond and furnish testimony con
cerning saiJ alleged abandonment.
U T. BAHIN. Register.
apI2S-4t. T. K. HARRISON, ltecelver.
A TWO YEAR OID MOUSE COLORED
XJL FILLY, marked on the hinwith arench
ed "T," left hind foot white, also white in the
forehead with a black sjot in the center,
roached mane, and some white In the face.
Any information of the whereabouts win oe
thankfully received by
Oregon City. April 18, 1878-2t.
rOFMr TBEASITiER'S 0T1CE.
"VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. THAT
there are funds now in my hands appli
cable to the payment of county orders en
dorsed on or before tho 10t h of SSept. ln. In
terest thereon will not bo allowed after this
date. J. I WARP.
Oregon City, April. 2. IS78.
Johnson. Mcrown k Macrnra, Alt'ys.
In the County Court of Clackamas County,
State of Oregon.
In the matter of the partnership estate of La-
rilJIK UNDERSIGNED HAS FILED IN
X said Court his accounts and vouchers for
final settlement, and the Court has appointed
Monday, the 7th day of May. A. IX 1878, for
the examinatian of the same, at the Court
House in Oregon City, Oregon, where all in
terested can appear and tut heard if thev de
sire. J. T. Al'TERSON, Adm'rsaid estate.
Oregon City, April 4, 1878-4 w.
Johnson, Mcrown k Ularrum, Alt'ys.
In the County Court of Clackamas County,
State of Oregon.
In the matter of the partnership estate of 1a
rocque & Co.
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED HAS FILED IN
I. said Court his accounts and vouchejs for
final sett lement, and the Court has appoint
ed Monday, t he 7t h day of May, A. P. 1878,
for the exair ination of the same, at the Court
House in Oregon City, Oregon, where all in
terested can appear and bo heard if thev de
sire. J. T. APPERSON,
Ogn City, April 3,78-4t. Adm'r said estate.
named gent lemen will receive
and advertisements for the
M. F. Bird
E. D. Dement.
W. E. Dement
Dr. J. Casto
Capt. Z. C. Norton
J. E, McConnell
G. W. Prosser
J. T. Chitwood
. Tt, W r4 ko
B. C. Twls
S. B. Hatch
THE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL.
Board of Managers.
IU. Rev. B. Wlstar Morris, D. D., iVeidm.
Hon. M. P. Deady Vic Frexirtent,
Gen. J. H. Eaton, Secretary,
Mr. George Good, Treasurer.
Rev. George Plummer, Mr. C. II, Lewir
Capt. Geo.H. Flanders, Dr. R. B. Wilson,
Ir. Ijllsan, iiu, .sum J-IU1W,
Mr. Henry Hewett; Mr. Ivan R. Dawson.
Mr. Henry Failing.
Atteruiing rhytician, C. C. Strong, u.jk q
R. B. Wilson, sc. r., J. T. Ghiselan, ac.
R. Glisan, m. n.
This Hospital is in a high and healthfa!
Place, in the northwestern part of tho City of
ortland, and commands a beautiful view vt
?he valley and mountains. It has conventoDt
bath rooms, lavatories and closets, aitd tb
buildinz 1 well supplied with hot and cold
water. It employs skillful and attentive nil
and female nurses, and has superior accom
modations in the women' ward ana in pri
vate rooms for lying-in patients.
This is the Marine JIarp&al for Oregon.
United States seamen entitled to Hospital
treatment will apply to Dr. C. C. Strong, De
kum's buikiinf, First and Wash Inetonst or
at his residence, Salmon et, near Fourth.
GEO. W. BOYD, Superintendent.
Mrs. B. Cornelius, Matron.
February 14, 1878-3m.
S. a A. P. LACET,
529 Seventh Street, Washington, D, C.
Patents Md Ivtw.
Wesecure Letterf Pa text on Ihvkx
tions. No attorney Tees In advance In appli
cations for Patents In the United States. No
charges unless the patent is granted. No
additional fees for obtaining and conducting
a rehearing. Special attention given to In
terference Cases before the Patent Office, Ex
tensions before Congress, Ipfringement Suits
indifferent States, and all litigAtion apper
taining to Inventions or Patents. We als pro
cure Patents Itn Cunada and other roreign
countiies. Send Stamp for Pamphlet giving
full instruction and terms.
XJ, S. Conrtsand Departments.
Claims prosecuted in the Sopreme Court of
the United States, Court of Claims, and all
classes of war claims before, the Executive
Arrears of Pay and ttmmty.
Officers, Soldiers ana Sailors of the date
war, or their heirs, are in many cases en
titled to money from the Government, of
which they have no knowledge. Write full
history of service, and state amount of pay
and bounty received. Enclose stBmn, and a
full reply after examination, will be given
you withont charge.
AIP"OfHcers, Soldiers and Sailors, at present
disabled. Iwwever slightly, from wounds,
ruptnre or other injuries, or diseases received
or contracted in the line of duty in the late
war can obtain a pension. Many now draw
ing pensions are entitled to increase.
V. S. General Land Oilier.
Contested Land Cases.Private Land Claims,
Mining 2're-einption, andHomesiead Canes
presented before the General Land Office
and Department of the Interior.
We pay cash for Bounty Land 'Warrants
and Additional Homestead Scrip. We invite
correspondence with all parties having any
for sale, and give full and explicit instruc
tions where assignments are Imperfect.
We conduct our buisness in seperate
Bureaus, having therein the assistance of
able and experienced lawyers and clerks,
and give our closest personal supervision t
every important paper prepared in each
ens'. Proiriptcs' attention thus secured to all
business intrusted to us.
Liberal arrangements made with attorneys
in all classes of business. Address
U. S. & A. P. L1CEY, Attorneys AYaxhins
ton. D. C.
We prefer'' to Hon. M. (I. Emory, Presi
dent 2d National Bank, Washington, D. C ;
C E. Prentiss, Esq., C'ashir German Am.
Nat ional Bank, Wnshington. D. C. ; Hon. ('.
Eewev, Prest. liar. Natl. Bank, Oadiz.Ohio;
Hon. H. Waldron, V. Pr'st. 1st Natl. Bank.
Hillsidale, Mich.; J. Ii. Hann5,E sq.. Cashier
City Natl. Cank, lKnver, Col,:J. D. Knox,
Esq.,-Banker, Topeka, Kansas.
V. S. Lakh Office, Oregon City,
Oregon, March 2", 1878.
COMPLAINT HAVING BEEN ENTERED
at this office by Alonzo P. Tjtverty, of
Clackamas county, against Bart el Timnmnda
for abandoning his homestead entry. No.
2JC.5. dated Nov. 11, 1S7.1, Uin the wi-sl H of
southwest section ii, township 6 sontii.
range 2 east, in Clackamas county, Oregon,
with a view to the cancellation of said eniry :
the said parties are hereby summoned t i
pear at this office on the 25th day of April, 1-"C.,
at 10 o'clock a. M.. to r-S(.omi and furnisn
testimony concerning said alleged abandon
ment. L. T. BAR1N, Register.
mh28-lt. T. R. HAKRISON. Receiver.
Adininistratiix Sale of Real Estat?.
"V"OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BY
virtue ot an order issued out of the Coun
ty Court of the State of Oregon for the county
of Multnomah, dated April 3d, 187S. in the
matter of the estate of Geo. Aberncthy, de
ceased, authorizing me to sell the real estate
belonging to the estate of the said deceased, I
Saturday, the lthdayofMar, 1S7S,
at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon,
offer for sale at public auction to the highest
bidder, in front of lhe Court House door in
Oregon City, Clackamas county, the1 follow
ing described parcels of real estate, to-wit :
The east half of the donation land claim of
Geo. Abernethey deceased, and wife; also
The east haif of the donation land claim of
John M. Bacon and wife ; also
120 acres of land, part of the donation land
claim of Ezra. Kishor, described as follows:
Beginning at a post for the northwest corner
on Ezra Fisher's land claim, T. 2 S., R. 2. H-.
from which afirtree bears S.44 c E.,151inks dis
tant an ash tree bears sout h 39 s w.one chain, 60
links distant ; thence S.83 o E. 30 chains and 88
link? to a post from which a dog wood bears
S. 24 E, 3.) links distant, a hemlock bears S.
553 E 63 links distant: thence S. 81 0 E. M
chains and 50 links to a point; thence 8. SO
W. 9 chains and 2o links to a point ; thence X.
82 58' W. 51 chains and 25 links to a stake on
the west line on said claim : and thence N 18
05' E. 10 chains to the place of beginning.
Also beginning at a stake in the W. boun
dary line of said claim 20 chains from the N .
W. corner; thence S. 48 o 25' E. 51 chains and"
25 links to a point : thence S. 30 W. 8 chain
and 25 links to a point ; thence north 85 57
W. 51 chains and 25 links to a stake in the W.
line of said claim ; and thence north 1 c 05 E.
10 chains to the place of beginning.
Also the following Lots and Blocks In Ore
gon City as laid down ujon the recorued
maps and plats thereof; Twenty feet in
width off the north side of 14 two (2) in
block three (3) - Lots 1. 2. 6, 7 and 8 in block
No. U ; all of blocks 3fi, 37 and 57 ; IiOts 3, 4, 5
and 6 in block 82; Lots 1, 2, 3, 6. 7 and 8 In
block No. 35; Lot 8 in block 50 ; lots 5 and 6 in
block 07 : Ixrts 1 and 2 in block 31 Ixta s ar.,1
4 in block 38
Also, all of block IS In McMillan's adilltinn
to the town of Oswego.
All of the above nronertv beinir sit naff H It
the county of Clackamas," State of Oregon.
iermsoisaie ion percent casn in hand,
and balance of sale bv the rmmtv rvi,w
Ieedsto be made attheexpense of nurchaserr
. . ajnjm; AHEUSETHY,
Administratrix of the estate of Geo. Abor-
not hy, deceased.
Dated April 11th, 1878-rt.
HEW LINE OF STEAMSHIPS
PORTLAND & SAN FRANCISCO.
THE P. C- S. S- CO.
WILL HEREAFTER RUN A LINE OF
steamers every five days between
SAN FRANCISCO AND PORT
LAND. FassrngcT .Jerommodaliong rnsnrpasjrd.
Tickets for 6a Je at J. M.Bacon's bookstore,
For further particulars apply to
J. McCKACKEXte CO., Afents.
Miss Mary Broughton,
HAS OPENED A DRESSMAKING Es
tablishment in R. Caufield's building,
corner of Seventh and Main streets, where she
is prepared to do all kinds of cutting, fitting,
etc. Tailor system of actual measurement.
Oregon City. March 14, 1877-lm.
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