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IIIIXSIJORO. WASHINGTON' COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY. SKITIiMIU-R S, lVJX
OENEU Ah DlREtTORY.
00. W. Mi'llnde
Sienretury cjf Htat
huit. I'uMlo Iiitractnn
Hutireme '.'orirl . . . .
Jll.ljB Fifth iJHtMut
Attorney if til l-HHtflct
.. K. B. Mihiruy
.Flunk .'. Maker
.. W. V. l-.rd
It 8 Mean
F. A. Mr.
,T. A. McHruU
W. N. fearrett
COL'S TV OFFICERS.
Slinrill . . .
'1 rmnuri r ....
hi li'M.I Kuiwriulendenl
( 'ttroiifr .
. . . H. t'randall
V, H. Knur
T. O. 'l.jd.l
ll. H. Ooodlll
II. t. Ford
'. H. Weal In-red
J. 11. Nianley
...J. C. Hall
VV. D Woial
( J. V. Menyiuaii. I're
J. C. lure
. N. A. r....ftt
DmirJ of Trustee
Kcponli r ......
Justine i( IVaoa
l. w. l'ttrHim
J. I. Ktntfbt
I'OHT OFFICE INFORMATION.
Tim niiiiU cloaa at Hie HillstKiro I'oat
ttlitiiniHi, Weal t'nion, Rethany and Cedar
Mill, ill 1 1 r-n n. in.
(i.niU Ho'itli, H -t'l a in.
Omnir to Portland and wy-offlne, C:.V. .
in. hihI 4 p. III.
Fur FiirmiiiKton nnd !.nnrl. WedneiidHy
ll n.i Hiitiinlava nl lU'.lkl a. tu.
DKKUON CITY LAND OFFICK.
J. T. ApM.r in
I'nlvr l'iiiiiit ..
Km IV nr
ClU KCll AND HOCIETY NOT1CK8.
A. I', liuil A. M.
rilUAMTY LOIXJK NO. II, A. F. A A. M.,
1 ini'Htii fvi-ry Huliirdny IHKlit u or after
full mu m uf eauh IllOlltll.
Jin. A. Iuhmii, Mitmer.
It. Cuandall, Ho'y.
k. or i.
11KENIX I.ODOK, NO. M, n. ir r..
1 m.tn iii Odd Fellow' Hall on Monday
fvwiinu of -nh wwk. Hojournin brnthreu
wiliMiiUfd to lod meatuiKH.
N. A. lUaakTT, 0. C.
HkuvcaM Hciiui.mhicb, K. of It. 4 8
l. o. . t.
MONTF.ZU.VI A LODOK. NO. BO. nioota
Wlin'iiilav veninifn at H o'clock. in I.O.
O F. Hall. Viailora inailo wloome.
J()8 KMNtMAN. N. O.
II. II OOOMN, Hi-o.
I). M. C. iii.t, Fur. Hxo.
Hauicliter of Itclickah.
HH,!,SllOUO ltF.HKK H I.ODOK NO.
M I. O. O. V.. inmU in IUd Fellow
Hull every Ut and ilrd Huturdny veniii of
eni'li inoiilli. M. P. M. Dnni, N. O.
Mw. W. II. Wbhbuko, Ho'y.
'".;. ! A. .
lOI'KT TUALATIN NO. 7'.t7. A. OF.
Vof A., ineW overy Tuesday eveninK u
Oran Hall at 8 o'olook.
L. A. Whitoomb, C. K.
W. V. Mt'KlNNBT. F. H.
A. O. I'. V.
HII.LSHOIIO I.ODOK NO. CI. A. (). L'.
W., iiieetn every aeoond and fourth
Tutmdii; KveuuiK in the month.
H. H. Fbntoh. M. W.
W. K. HaiMa, Keoorder.
r AHIlTNm)N ENCAM I'M EN T N. 24.
I.O. O. V., lueeU on aeooud and
om th Friday of each month.
H. 11. Hi'Mi-HaiTt, C. I".
I. H. ItaiiKhinan, (Scribe.
r. or ii.
JIIl.I.HI)l OltANOK, NO. 7il, meet
1 L'ud aud 4th Katurdavaof each womb.
ItRNj. BciHoriKI.I), Maater,
Annib Iuiiai, Heo.
1. V M. K
MEETS every HnndayeveniiiK at 7 o'olook
in the I'hnatian olinroh. Yon are
cordially invited to attend ita meeting.
Him ton JkiwM, 1'rea t.
r AHu7irm7Ni:)Lf y uoi and
Oiin Club meet in Morgan Hl'wfc
every aeoond 1 hurdy of each month, at
r UJ J. E. I.O.NO,
j. A. II. HOl'NDEY, Hec. I re.
HM'TWT Clll'Ut'll Sunday School al
10 a. iu; prayer meeting Tbumday eveii
liiK at "i-M.
(10NOKEUA1TONAL ClU'UCII. cornet
Miiiu and Fifth Blreet. Freachmi;
every Mulilmth. nioruinw and evenuiK. Sub,
I. utli m hiHil at 10 o'clock a. in. I rer
meeiiiiK Thiirndny evciinm. Y. V. H. C. h.
han.lHY at ii:; p. m.
IIUHI' ChriBtian Church, Harrv Watkimt,
pailor. Hnaeline and Fifth. l'reachiii
hcoond and Fourth Hundnv at 11 a. iu. mid
M (ki p. in. Huiulay Hclitad. 10 a. ui. Fray
ernieeliUK, I'll iimday, H 00 p. in. Y. I', b
C K.. Muiid'iy, 7.-0M p. ,u.
ME. ClU'KCII. H. B. Elwortby, r'lr-
I'reachintf every Sabbath niorniiitf and
eveiiniK. Maliiiatb ecluail every halilialh at
lilt. M. I.enunn meetiUK tvery Sunday at
4 p. in. General prayer ineetnitt every
I hurmUy Bveiiiini. Leader' and Steward
iieetiiiu the aeooud Tueaday eveniuKof each
Ut and ;W ruitday in eauh inoiith al
Urn liapllit ihnroo t o oloca P. . uev
Mr. I'rait, pnnlor. Sunday Si'hool at 2 r.
M. CottHe prayer meetinil on Wedneiidii)
rveiiiUK of uaon week.
HII.I.MtOllO KEDINO UOOM. Sec
. ond atreet. in old M,iouio ball, la
liiell dl ily from J a. ni. lo p. iu. Sunday,
from 11 m. to ft p. m
T. R. CORNELIUS
Dnj Goods, Groceries, Boots,
Shoes, Hats, Caps,
- AGRICULTURAL IMPLE35EX TST
A'iib4 tor tin
I'UiWS AND HARROWS
Tho Nt In tho market.
OK ALL KINPH
T4l-n nf.he IIlfhet Market Irl.
W. M. BABBBTT, L. at)
UlUUETT Si AD IMS,
1 TOKN E YS- ATI. AW,
HILLS BOKO, OKEOO.N.
(Jrtici: Central Block, Room 6 and 7.
3. B. Hl STO,
AND NOT A It Y PUBLIC.
Oritci i K'Kiru No 8, Union block.
THOMAS II. TO.NUl'E,
Owes: Murttan Kluck.
Wil li I S HIMIS.
RSTIl ACTORS AND
Agent for Bar Look Type Writer. Two
door uortb of 1'oHtolnce.
C. E. KINDT,
KooM : No. 1), Fortland Haviuu Hank
BuildiiiK, Seoond and WBshinnton Street.
THUS. D. iir.vriiKEis.
( M )N V K Y A NCI NO AND
ARSTRAtTINO Or' TITM-X.
Ii;iil pair drawn nnd Loan on Ileal
Fa'ale negotiated, liiiaineaa attended to
with priiiuptueH and dinpatcb.
Ovrica: Main Street, oppuaite the Court
FOI'.EST OKOVE, OKEOON.
I now makina teeth for $.V00 and 7.60
per aet ; beat of material and woikmanahip.
Will compare with et coatuiff -'&. Teeth
extracted without pain. FiIIhik ' tue
loweat prioea. All wora imiu.
t . .i. ..... ,w.rtli Hrick
V r I ' . luim ..... ..v . - -
atore. Ollloe hour from a. m. to 4 p. ni.
A. L. HTKOIIE,
J J KITTY COl'NTY SURVEYOR
- ti.iili..I. it. Hnll. Comity Sur-
Teyor, at the (Joint lloi-ae.""" '"" "
J R ACTTCA L MA CI 1 1 N 1ST,
HILiM.U.Lf MnBivinn r.n HtBin Kllirllie
and Boilera, Mill Work, Threahinn Macbiuea
Mowera, Feed Cutter, Sewiu Maohiuea,
VVaHliinu Machine, Wriiiuer, I'uiub,
Scalea, Soiaaor ((round. Onn and Lock
aiuithiuB. Saw grounu and flledi and have
a larue numlier of aeoond-band engine and
boiler for Bale. All work warranted.
S. T. MNKLATF.K, M. ll. t. M.
J)II YSICIAN AND Sl'ROEON,
Orrim: in Hillaboro Fhanuany. ItBi
rBN:B: vaat of Court Houae. Otlioe bourn
from a. iu. to fi p. ta. at 1'haruiaoy. when
not viaitinoi Iwfore and after that time at
YV. I). W OOD, M. !.,
piIYSIC IAN AND HU HO. EON,
HILLS BOKO, OKEOON.
Owes: in Chenette Kow. lis IBBMCB:
corner F'irat and Main atreeta.
W 11 SOX II0W I.HY, .
1)11 YSICI A N. S'JRO EON
I AND ACCOUCHEUR,
FOREST OKOVE, OKEOON.
OrrirB : at the Drnuatore.
J. P. TAMIKMlE, M. !.,
g P. R. It. SUROEON,
HILLS BOKO, OKEOON.
Orrtca and Kinr : corner Third
and Mam Street. Ottlce hour. H:H0 to IV
a. ui., I to S and 7 to H p. m. Telephone to
reaidene from Brock & Sela' I riitflor at
all hour. All oalla promptly atteuded.
niflit or day.
r. 4. Btti.ay, kt. t. r. t. bailbt. b. s , H. D.
Dlii. E. A. it V. J. IIAILEY,
PHYSICIANS, St'ROEONS AND
Owes: in l'harmaov. Cnion Bl.ck. Call
attended to, nmht or day. Keaidenoe, 8. W.
Cor. Baae Liue and Seoond atreeta.
W. II. HITHER,
PEAL INSTATE AOENT
" AND MONEY IjOANEH
OFFERS TO THE Fl'BLIC, Ijind in
larira or amall tract, and will exchange
land in the eonntry for to'vn or city prop
ertv; in fact. If yon have nnytbin toei
ohanae, in any locality. Be me.
Transact a (leneral Panktnn Buainea.
J. W. SHCTK
1. V. MERRYMAN ..
. .. Vlt'B-FBIDBBl
Sell Right Fifhancre and Teleoraphie
Trannfer. and iaane Letter of Credit
available throughout the I nited btatea.
Draw Bill of Kirbance on London,
Liverpool. Dahlin, Fan, Berlin. Frankforv
on-tbe-Main, Htockbolw, and all pnnoipal
ities of Earop.
ColleetionB m id on Blloeaibl;poinU.
Banking boar from 9 . kt. to e. .
for Houaahelrf Use.
TU E BEST KIMFDY . .
For Durn'), SialiK Wuun.lj. Sun,
Uniie, Kiuttoii's r.
THE I.KElTlHl REM 11'
For all i n lla in rnul. rv ami Irritating
aet-tioiiil of the Fleli and Skin.
PRICE, 50 CENTS.
OR ci ion mikni'Y: ItHIX k A SFLS.
Ml Uu thr u!ei ol
OR 00 ON KIDNEY TI-A
Intlicate ii lucrraiug I'upuUt ily.
NO OTHER REMEDY
Ha ever gifn the n-iiril MU-f,i' titiii ih it
iiu becu uijLtttiinl hum I lit: ur ol (hi-,
NATURE'S OWN CURE
For ltut'k adit. I tiulirU-. f n !l a tu m.it inti of
kldlirMt or Itlaililil . m.iI.1iiim I'-tni m lit n
I'tlimtilltf, lltuk Uii-vl Jt '.iIh tin -Uikvemke.
TRY IT TXT ONCS.
II. D. Jones, the Forest lirove
llyeryiiiHii, in uow runnliiir
lliieljr-eiilipetl utiiare line over
the W IInoii River roml to iilla
iii oo k, It'itvtiiK l ret firevc
I'lieKiliiy and Frlilitj moriiliiirx,
auil rciii'lilnir I llluiiKMik aunie
day. '1 Ills Is the nicest riiteto
the Fuel lie (oust wltliiii the
rearh of this yulley. (iMid ne
coininodiillons, beuutlful scen
ery, and h plensuut trip every
yy. For nirllculiirs uddress
II. D. JOMH,
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
OI'i:.V MilNHAV, SEITEMBEK Is.
.Just cIihsI the iiiiit irHM'riii
year in its history. Wiilc rmi"M' of
tibTlt7 Ttiftmnfrh trrMrtwtiti. Runi
ii(sh couin tulilt'd. Tuition free. En-traiK-o
fW, I0. Iloiml mul Im li i it; at
rttsi)imt)lo nttrs in tin clctfiint new
dormitory mid Ixiiiriliii"; liall on tlif
famjiiH, when Ktinlcnts will nrrivc
John V. Jiiiinsox,
7-1 ' Preniili'iit.
I have oiencl a hIioi for
tin! repair of
CARKItliFS, 111 (ililKS AND W Ai.ONH
ami nil kiuila of wood work.
Shop ut Cianlncr'" oll ataml, linlf l.lisk
Boutli of tireer' store.
X. VV. IIOUBH,
IIILtSHORO .... ORKIIOX.
AM IL W'A Y TIME TAliLK.
EAST AND SOUTH . .
THE SHASTA ROUTE
SOUTHERN I 'AC CO.
Exraiiaa Tbiinb I.Btva FonTnian Daii.i
South j ' ZZI-! I
r I Lt Fortland Ar I H ill t
In l.r 4 M I Ar Han Franeiaeo Lv I 7:Qltii
Above train atop at all atation from
Fortland to Alluinv ; also at Tun if nt.
Sliedila, Halaey, llarriliiirg, Jiiiicimii Citv.
Irviru. Eiik't'iie. and all millions fr.nu Rose
burg to Ashland, iticlnaive.
KOMEHl'KO MAIL DAILY:
S:i at I Lv
7:tK) i k
HIMM1 CAHS f;lE' RIICTF.
PULLMAN DUFFET SLEEPERS
.. nan ..
Serond-f lass Sleeplnir Car
Attacrbd to An TiiRotMin Tbain.
West Hide Division.
BETWEEN FORTLAND A COKVALLIS
Mail Train Daily (Except Sunday).
M A M
Ar I fV::iA r
Lv 4:11? e Bl
Lv I H ii m
-f"At Albany and Corvalh ennneet witl
tram of the Oregon Faciflo Railroad.
Eipre Train Daily, (Etoept Holiday1.
f:Ki p M I Lv Fortland " Ar I
fi coen I I.v Iliilslxirn Lv 7:1:1
7 ,.,.SeiAr McMmnville Lv v
THKOl'OH TICKETS to all point in the
Eastern State. Canada and Enroite. can le
obtained at loweat rates troni J, J. Morgan,
E. V. ROGERS.
K. KOE11LF.R, Asat. O. F. Jt I'. Ag't.
Manager. I'nrMand n4-t
r mill rnrnlah jon lOO
Half-Hot. TlcUetai nnd KNI
I'nll ltoK Tlrkft for l, or
SOO lor wl.SO.
THE INDEPENDENT JOB OFFICE.
The silverit.M are still harping
iiljn the demonetization of silver by
the l7:t iu t, and while it Is not ex
pected to convince theut or fven
silence their s. neles gibberish, they
must not be permitted to assert that
the friends of honest money have
nothing to say in the matter. To
that end a material port of the argu
ment of I leneral C. H. Orosvenor, of
Ohio, as reported in the Blade silver
debate Is given.
"His filth proposition U proper for
discus-ion, and I propose now to
show that the act of 1S73 was a leg
islative act, dine above boar I, with
out anything clandestine ; done after
it full and elaborate discussion upon
tho recommendation of the secretary
of the treasury, and done by the
piiMiirenient and support of the
present advocates of free and unlim
ited coinage of silver. And this will
In-done by reference to the record
and by proofs that no man can gain
say. It will be met by declamatory
statements and loud, senseless and
unsupported shouts. The record
will not be denied or modified, hut
the charges w ill be repeated, as they
have been heretofore in tho face of
till the evidence and all tho facts.
On the nth tlay of June, lS'JO, in
the senate of the 1'nite l States, Mr.
Sherman arose to denounce as in
famously false the charge that the
bill to demonetize silver, as It is
called, was passed "surreptitiously,
d.iue by stealth, unlawfully." His
speech may be found beg inning on
the C,o:t!ith page of the Congressional
Record for June M, 190, and I will
only ipiote certain authorities pre
sentcsl by liim on that occasion, a.;J
refer the fair-minded reader to the
documents at large as they are
referred to by him. And It may
here U; stattsl that it Is a confession
of weakness or stupidity on the part
of any member of the congress of
171 to 17:1 who now states that the
American eoplc and the American
congress bad no knowledge of the
passage of that bill. The bill about
which so 1 1 1 tit -I i of falsi! statement has
Iss'ii made was sent to congress by
I he secretary of the treasury on the
2'ith of April, 170. lt came from
the treasury department, and the
lifteciitli section of the bill read as
follows: 'Sis'tion l.'i. And lie It
further enailcd that (if the silver
coins the weight of the half dollar
pits-ts of ."id cents shall be 1!2 grains,
and that of the quarter dollar and
dime shall be respectively one-half
and one-lifth of the weight of said
half dollar; that the silver coins
issmsl in conformity with the above
section shall be it legal tender In any
out payment of debts for sums less
than one dollar.' And the eighteenth
sis'tion of that act provides as follows:
'Section 1. And be it further
enacted that no coin, either of gold
or of silver, or minor coinage shall
hereafter lie issued from tho mint
other than those of the denomina
tions, standards and weights herein
set forth.' Thus it was especially
provided hat coins should Isi Issued
and all other coins were forbidden,
and this same act, when passed,
repealed all other coinage acts.
There was an express provision that
no other coins except those men
tioned should lo issued from the
mint. The names of the coins,
designs, their weights and measures
were flxtsl and all others were also
lutely prohibited by the face of the
law of 17.1 nnd on the face of the
Mr. lioutwell, secretary of the
treasury, accompanied that bill,
when it was sent to the house, by
one bmidrtsl. printed pages. The
report fuliy stattsl the object of the
bill and the reasons for the changes,
and there were accompanying the
bill reports from KoU-rt Patterson,
F. Fettle, II. K. hindc rman, Jamc
Koss Snowden, O. F. Dunning, E. B.
Elliott, all scientific cxcrts, and the
principal ollleers of the mints and
assay ollli-os. The necessith's for the
reision provided for In this law had
been set forth by Secretary Chase
and his assistant, Mr. Harrington,
by Mr. McCullts'h and his assistant,
Mr. Chandler. There had been no
codification of the mint law for
thirty-five years. The flection of
the bill which discontinued the
coinage of the dollar were elalmrate
ly discussl in these reorts by all
Kobert Patterson ointed out the
propriety of the alsilisliment of the
silver dollar, the half dime and the
thrctM-cnt pbs-e, and I quote from
his rejMirt as follows: '(ioli became
the standard of which the gold dollar
is the unit. Silver Is subsidiary,
embracing coin from the dime to
the half dollar.' The hcatling of this
paragraph was as follows: 'Silver
dollar, half dime and three-cent
piece discontinued, and coins less
than dime of copper, nickel, legal
tender one-cent piece of one grain in
weight.' In this report was a letter
from E. B. Elliott, late acttwry of
the treasury department, headed in
capital letters os follows: 'The
Standard Silver Dollar Its Discon
tinuance as a Standard.' The bill
proposes the discontinuance of thaj
silver dollar, and the rt port which
aiToinpHiiii-s tin- Mil nn'i;i.ts! tin.
substitution for the existing istaiidard
silver dollar of a trade coin of lutriu-
slc value (H-uIvalent tu the Mexican
tllver pi-jo or dollar.
The director of the mint headed
his report as follows: ' 1 Xsoootl nu
ance ol Silver Dollar.'
Ilonoruhle James Hums Suouden
hettded his report us follows : 'The
Present Silver Dollar Should not be
Tills showeil that there were two
sides to this question. It should be
reuientbered that at this time the
silver dollar of our colnaiw was
worth more than the gold dollar, fir
at the tune of the introduction of the
bill, to-wit : the 25th of April, 1S70,
the silver dollar was worth $1.(1.112
in gold In the markets of the world.
There was as I have naid the 100
pae document sent by Htvretary
lioutwell, Hiid the htatenient of these
experts, and there was a letter from
the deputy controller of the currency
who had charge of the mint, recom
mending the passage of the bill, with
H copy of the bill, and copies of the
bill were sent broadcast, omitting
entirely the silver dollar, and t ailing
eseclal attention to that omisxion in
every possible way. With all this
liefore congress and before the coun
try, the bill was reported to the
senate by the committe on Finance
on the lUth of leecniler, 170. The
members of the finance committee
at tho time of the passage of the bill,
and who had charge of the bill, were
John Sherman, Justin Morrill,
Oorge II. Williams, Alexander O.
Cattrell, Wlllurd Warner, Iteubcn
Kenton, and Thomas V. ltayard.
The committis on coinage in the
house having charge of the bill con
sisted of Wi Ilium D. Kelley, Samuel
Hooper, John Hill, Noah Davis,
IVter W. Struder, anil John A.
Oriswold. It takesaman with some
nerve to charge these men with mir
nptitlously and fraudulently pro
curing the passage of the bill. The
man who does it ought to have a
very large accumulation of good
reputation standing behind him to
justify lit in in such it charge.
On the !Kh and loth days of Jan
uary, lS71,thi bill was debated in
the senate, mainly upon other ipies
tions than upon the omission of the
silver dollar, it is true. Everybody
understood the dollar was omitted,
and everybody agrtssl to it. The
bill was read iu full and a number of
amendments made, and finally the
bill passed by a vote of thirty-six
yeas and fourteen nays, on the loth
of January, ls71. Morrill and
Sherman voted against the bill.
Cnsserly, Cole, Corbett, Nye, Stew
art, and Williams, being every
seuator from the I'acltk coast, voted
for the bill ; anil ever since Senator
Stewart gave that vote to demonetize
silver lie has been howling like a
maniac that the bill was a fraud, its
passage a crime, and its authors
scoundrels. It is not tho first time
that a man has cried 'Stop thief!' to
divert attention from his own record.
He voted for tho bill that omitted
the silver dollar from our coinage,
and that forbade tho silver dollar
being coined. The bill was debated
elaborately in all Its details, and if
any man present In tho senate when
that bill was passed, and who voted
for it, or who voted against t, now
says he did not know what It con
tained he ought to le conicl!ed to
resign his seat in the senate and
apply himself to some Mition the
duties of which he is competent t
discharge. The bill went to the
house of representatives and efforts
to amend were made by several gen
tlemen restoring the old dollar, but
with fewer grains of silver. Mr.
Kelley did insert into the bill a
subsidiary dollar with 3s grains,
U'lug 2CJ fewer grains than the old
silver dollar, but this amendment
was not finally agreed to, after full
and elalsirate discussion. The bill
finally liecamealaw on the Sth of
February, l7:l, nearly three years
after it was Introduced into congress.
In the debate in the house Mr.
IIoosr, of Massachusetts, a most
distinguished financier, pointed out
that it was not only promised to drop
the old dollar, but to substitute a dol
lar containing 20 grains less
than the old dollar. Hut when the
house bill went to the svimtc it con
tained this 3S grain dollar, but the
senate rejected the amendment, iwid
a conference was ordered, and the
trade dollar provision wai yut into
the bill In place of the .Isi-ifralii dol
lar. The crinfeem ivi. 4
signed by John Shermni. Jolin SisrU
and Thomas V. IWymM, iMjilat H'J
the iiMe, Mii rmiel il sjsr a.t
Williim E. stoiighton, I
the houi It m n'l in ruW,
February fl, 173, nni la th
the nxt dy, and wits wjTmi f.
No, it ill n lha ii it 4V
for any honet mm r r.s4 tM
ltwsj not no Hie cniff.
nce aeport conUi ., p-iMe ti
senators knew lhl tle twU M srl
by them omitt"4 flwe eilsef v41,
and Stewart and otfceM tmAVvl It,
and Sherman atn MmfVH -k
again! lt. Tha house kacw that! In
dollar was omitbsl, for it amended
tho bill in that reepei't, and inserted
the subsidiary dollar of smaller
weight. Both bodies knew that there
was a conference report upon the
matters of difference between the
two houses. The senate knew that
the necessity for that conference had
arisen because the senate had re-
Jucted the house amendmeut. So
everybody had notice, and It is a baby
and cowardly Htid mean act to now
set up that they had no knowledge
of the facts as they existed. This
charge of clandestine work In con
nection with the passdgeof this bill
Is old, stale nnd putrid. It has no
place now In the financial history of
the United States better than that
asslgutsl by John' Randolph to the
dead mackerel "it Is fit to shine and
stink, and stink anil shine."
The late lamented Senator Beck, of
Kentucky, as late as March, 18,
was misled into making this charge,
and upon proof he magnanimously
withdrew bis statement and acknowl
edge! that he had Ihsmi misguided
But in 170, in the house of repre
sentatives the chargo was made
which Mr. ltcll has the misfortune
now to repeat, nnd thereupon Mr.
Almtm S. Hewitt, of New York, a
DemiK-rat, tvho had given thesubjtH't
a most careful ami exhaustive study,
in a speech in the House of representa
tives on the .rth of August, 17(1, said
as follows: "The gentleman from
Missouri (Mr. Bland), on the third
Inst., stattsl that the coinage act of
17;! 'was passed surreptitiously anil
without discussion, and was one of
the grossist measures of injustice
ever intlicted on any Ksplc.' The
honorable senator from Nevada (Mr.
Jones) and the honorable gentleman
from Indiana (Mr. Holniitn) have
made similar statements, and these
statements have been reiterated by
the press of the country nnd repeated
again today by the gentleman from
Missouri (Mr. Bland) and tho gentle
man from Illinois (Mr. Fort). In
answer to tlnse chargts I propose, at
the risk of being ttslious, but In order
to refute them once for all, to give,
in a note at the ft sit of my remarks,
the history of the coinage act of 17:1,
as shown by the records of the
treasury department nnd of con
gress." In that sech Mr. Hewitt
cites the letter of Mr. Boutwell, dated
at the treasury department April 2ii,
1870, and gives the substance of all
tho reports to which I have already
alluded, and then gave in his sptsrh
a complete history of the discussion
In both houses of congress upon the
bill, showing conclusively that every
memlier of the house and senate nnd
all the officers of the treasury depart
ment either had full personal knowl
edge of the character of the bill or
had opportunity to know. Thus hav
ing exhaustively broken down the
whole claim of Bland's, he closes his
speech with the following fact: "I
have felt it necessary to make this
wcarly statement in order to prove
that the legislation of 173 was not
surreptitiously enacted, traveling
over ground that has lieen occupied
In part by other members who have
addressed the house, nnd In part by
the daily press, Ixcause there is
nothing so unpalatable to the Ameri
can people as 'tricks' in legislation,
of which the committee on mines and
mining will lie fuliy conscious when
It comes to lie generally understood
how far they have exceediHl the
legitimate line of their duty in bring
ing forward this bill, which could
never have bts'n reported from the
committee on banking and currency,
to which it proiierly U'longtsJ."
Thus it is shown Is-yond a reason
able doubt that the passage of the
coinage act of 173 was deliberate,
alxive lioard, and perfectly under
stood by the men whose duty it was
to understand it, and to know all
about It. A faint, feeble and shad
owy attempt is made to quote Mr.
Bright, of Tennessee, who Is alleged
to have said 'that it passed by fraud
in the house, never being printed in
advance, being a substitute for the
printed bill, never having been read
at the clerk's desk. It was passtsl
without discussion, the debate being
cut off hy operation of the previous
question.' Now, the nstird shown
that It passed the senate with the
dollar out. The record shows that
after a Wttle in the house the senate
bill pu-asl amended with another
dollar in it, and then the matter
(nit again to the house and senate
through tho medium of a conference
epise;. Not, Mr. Bell, at the end
of two years v ill know how silly his
T.iim it, a.r how weak and con-
1ewiil'r U tl pajition or the ST-
xivkoM atU'inw1jn to cover up
ai om m MtMVBt-ri Bvt wi-preNenta-Ovu
1o ii mstitucnts by
W'tisf fW Wf in regard to
Acnij.M .the conference re
pi wi a tsint made by the
ei-tww, Vf. Mooper and Oeneral
Mmigt&m, rhan whom there never
tit'4 wove honorable men. Stough
4m oa ty on the battlefield, but
wv4 Mb honor or Integrity as a
Ms n . ntative In congresn.
ft rtsAtrtttntt 4 the conferees show
vhin they had mad concessions
to the senate. In other words, they
said, 'we have agreed to do so and
so,' and among th rest that
tho house had recisJed from Its
amendment to the bill providing for
a silver dollar, and that the senate
agreed to the sume. This report
exhibited at once to the house what
was ls'iiding ami what concessions
j had occii made by the house confer
ees. Thus it was that the coinage
act was amended, nud years after
wards, when the scheme of the free
silver meu was inaugurated the men
who bail voted as Stewart did, to
pass the original bill in the senate,
with the dollar left out, began
to throw tilth and dirt nnd slime and
vile epithets and personal detractions
against the men who first fought the
measure, and afterwards yielded to
the weight of opinion in congress.
The statement that the engrossing
clerk made an entry in that bill
which hatl not Iksmi agreed to in the
bodies has Usn announced as false
ami ridiculous so often that the
author of the statement has even
himself censed to state It.
An nMilogy is due for the space oc
cupied by this defense. It is a very
grave charge that has bn made, one
which involved the integrity, honor,
knowledge, wisdom, acumen and
foresight of the congress of the I'nittsl
States. It was false In its conception,
ignorantly false licrliaps. Ignwrantly
false then and maliciously false now.
IMF. HUSO MIAMI RILL.
The following is the coinage bill
that was passed by the house of rep
resentative h few days ago by n vote
of 2:U to 1 10:
An act to re pen I n part of an net, ap
proval July 11, 110, entitled "An
Act directing the purchase of silver
bullion and the issue of treasury
notes thereon, nnd other purposes."
Be it enacted, etc., That so much
of the act approved July I I, 1110, en
titled "An Act dirts-ting the purchase
of silver bullion nnd issue of treasury
notes thensin, nnd for other pur
poses," as directs the secretary of the
treasury to purchase from time to
time silver bullion to the aggregate
amount of l,.'i00,lMMt ounces, or ko
much thereof as may Isi offertsl in
each month, ut the market price
thereof, not exctssling $1 for .'171.25
grains of pure silver, and to issue in
payment for such purchases treasury
notes of the. United States, be, and
the same is hereby, repealed; but this
repeal shall not Impair or In any
manner afreet tho legal tender quality
of the standard silver dollars hereto
fore coined; nnd the faith and credit
of the United States are hereby
pledged to maintain the parity of the
standard gold nnd silver coins of the
United Stab's at the present legal
ratio, or such other ratio as may he
established by law.
DisrusshiK the (olored Man.
At the Methodist Episcopal wn
ferenco in Albany Saturday, at the
anniversary of the Freed man's Aid
and Southern Educational Society
addresses were delivered by ltev. J.
S. Smith nnd Dr. Whitnker. The
former speaker indulged in remin
iscences of slavery days and then
went on to express his Joy that this
society wns doing much solid work
In raising these people. He did not
lielieve we had one thing to fear from
a solid South if we could secure an
intelligent South. He showed by
facts which hatl come under his ob
servation that there are ninny of tiie
colored people anxious to learn.
Rev. C. E. Cline introduced Dr.
Whitaker as the silver-tongued orator
of the Oregon conference, and lie
sketched tho political history of the
coiortsi man proiaciu. .w mat
fns'dom has come to him the i-peaker
had no objection to them returning
to Africa if we could get them to our
altars and let them take the religion
of Jesus to that country. He pictur
ed the condition of the slaves at the
time emancipation was proclaimed.
(Inu with whom lie had conversed
said to his slaves on this occasion,
"rememlKT you are fns and I mn
done." He had bad the finger of
scorn pointed at him as the teacher
of a negro school, but wished to say
it wits one of the grandest ccomlum
which had bts-n pronounctsl upon
him. The negro- nre in a general
way bard workers. They own ttslay
in solid real estate ;r,0,000,(M)O. He
found them very teachable, wonder
fully hospitable. We are teaching
twenty-eight honest Industrie in our
Southern schools. There is not a line
of human want In the South but w hat
is sol vt I by first bringing them to
Christ and then giving them good
tsluentioiial training. You will very
seliWim find it small congregation in
a colored church.
Crows are more numerous in this
valley this year than ever before, nnd
are already doing considerable dam
age to me growing corn crop, says
the Ashland Tiding. Ten years ago
a crow wm a rtiro sight In southern
Oregon. Now the flocks an almost
as large a in the old com states
A Snleni flouring mill company
hns sent out I.W.oof) grain sacks this
A iMircuplne was captured at Stdeiu
Heavy fogs along tho Oregon coast
for the past few- weeks have been a
hindrance to tho coasting trade.
A suit is pending against Josephine
county which was instigated bv one
brother, another brother Is employed
to prosecute lt, a third to defend it.
This is kts plng things In the family.
The pumps ut the Cascade Is ks
are in plats- nnd pumping will begin
Monday or Tuesday. As stion us the
water is exhausted from the canal
work will begin lit once.
A great many th-serving or are
no doubt in danger of starvation in
the larger cities. But the multitude
of those who parade the strts-U cry
ing, "we want bread or work,"
should also add "we will not do
without liquor or tobacco." Salem
Fifty-four fiishermen were
drowned ut Astoria during the last
fishing season. Twenty-Nix laiats
and forty-one nets were lost, repre
senting a money value of 18,000.
The total puck of salmon for the
season's run is estimated at 2$2,3.r)
Charlie licnz, of Big Springs, Kla
math marsh, has a couple of fine
bear cubs weighing over t0 pounds
each. They nre vounsr irrizzllcs. but
as docile us kittens nnd full of sport.
Those cubs will l kindly received at
the New York city Z, where tho
last old grizzly died a few weeks ago.
On Wednesday of last week tho
little 1-year-old son of A. M. Taylor,
residing. at Crowley station, Polk
county, set tire to his father's barn
destroying the same with its contents
consisting of threshed wheat, baled
hay ami other valuable to tho
extent of several hundreds of dollars.
The youngest railroad conductor In
Oregon Is John Bnrnuin. John Is 18
years old ami runs the train from
Jacksonville to Medford. His father
is the engineer, but tho boy does all
the business with the passenger, it
was after continutsl is-rsuaslon that
John induced his mother to nllow
him to lay nside knee pants this
The Willamette valley mills have
about 40,000 bushels of old wheat
now on hand to use In mixing with
tho new crop as may be required to
make the proper gradoofflour. The
Salem mills also have on hand be
tween :i"i,ooo and 10,000 bushels of
old wheat. So there are nearly 80,
ooo bushels of old w heat on hnnd In
Salem which the mills will begin us
ing when the new crop comes to
A Dalle Indian solves the Chlneso
and financial problem this way:
"Chinaman ketch 'em hlyu money.
All right, now last spring, ' Boston
man hecp big fool, he tell Chinaman
get out, go homo ! All right, China
man go home, take nil tho money,
you see? Now, spose Boston man
tell me, Indian Charley, you be pres
ident, ull right, me lie president, mo
tell Chinaman no go homo now, no
buy ictas in China, buy Ictas from
Boston man. You no buy ictas from
Boston man, me cut your long hair
oft ami make hiyu rone and hanar
hiyu more Chinamen.
Littlo ll-yenr-Qld Hans Hanson,
living near Nehalem had an expe
rience the other day he will not soon
forget. While fishing in Cook creek
canyon with a companion he crawled
through some brush to reach a plnco
near the falls. The other boy, being
larger, could not get through, so he
btrttsl to climb over, when he ran
into a cougar. He picked up some
rinks and threw at the beast, and be
ing hit the cougar made a spring and
landed on the back of young Hanson,
w ho was a few feet Mow. He had
just stepped on a rock in the edge of
the water when the tsuiifiir struck
him ami was kuocktsl into the foam
ing water and carrii-d over tho falls.
He escaped unhurt. The cougar did
not go over the falls, but after a hard
struggle to get out finally succeeded
ami disitpiieartsl in the wtsxls. The
Isiy has lots of grit, for he went fish
ing iu the same phits- the next day.
Fish traps, says the Astoria Budget,
ill soon ruin the fishing industry
altogether unless there is a chtvk
put upon the packers, who have gone
Is-yoml the limit of purdency. For
the past two years at least seventy
five or a hundred men have made
from f 7.1 to inoaplcee catching stur
geon in the Columbia river, and that
money was nearly nil spent in As
toria. But now things w ill lie differ
ent, and the poor sturgeon fishermen
inu-t share the same fate of the gili
m t fishermen. The packer U going
to hog the w hole business w ith trap
and other devices. Preparations arc
now Is ing made to that end. The
jieople of Astoria and every other
town Istween here and Portland,
should arise and enter a protest.
Immediate action should lie taken.
Unlets something is done It would
U' Jut as well to hand Astoria over
j to two r thrn cannoryinen and the
I ret of us get out.