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Republican National .Ticket
, For President,
' Of Indiana.
For Vico President:
LEVI P.' MORTON,
Of New York.
For Presidential Electors.
ItobortMclcan,of Klamath County.
Win.KapUK,of Multnomah County.
C. W. Fulton, (if Clutmip County.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 1888.
Geeihu: Francis Train was the
onlynurvlvor, when four years old
of a family of eleven, all victims of
the yellow fever.
While the King of Italy isjunk
etingwlth the Oerniun Kaiser his
charming wife is beating tlio femi
nine lecord In climbing the Alps.
J lor Ideal Is loftier than that of her
Tin: folly of leaving firearms with
in roach of small children wasagain
demonstrated In Pennsylvania Mon
day night when a six-year-old boy,
II rod with the desire to become a
cowboy, shot his mother and the
uiiuy in nor arms. Willi the care
lessness shown In regard to weapons
In American families tho only won
der Ih that more of these distressing
accidents do not happen.
When navigation on tho Missouri
river olo.-es this winter, the proba
bilities aro that it will close forever.
J I ad any ono predicted thirty years
ago when VS majestic steamboats
wore engaged in trulUe between St.
Louis and Kansas City, that all
boats would bo withdrawn In the
fall of 1888, ho would have boon
looked upon as insane Rut such an
event Is about to happen, neverthe
less. FttANor. Is again on tho threshold
of a Ministerial crisis over tho ques
tion of constitutional revision. This
is tho twenty-ninth disturbancoaris
Ing from tho same cause. It Is tlmo
that tho statesmen of France If she
has any should rcoognlro tho merit
of such n continuous complaint. It
Is a righteous one. Franco was
tricked out of a Constituent Assem
bly by M. Thiers. It is time that
her jH'oplo should bo consulted.
Kate Field Is in tho East and Is
attracting considerable attention,
principally from tho fact that sho Is
unuouueed ns reprvsontlitg tho Call
forlda Htftte Vltleultnrnl Commis
sion, bearing to eastern centers of
social culture tho "gosjel of the
grape" and tho praise of California
w'lnes. She Is preaching In n quiet
way tho doctrine that temperance
may bo host promoted by the substi
tution of fermented for distilled
The story of how tten. Andrew
Jacksou got the name of "Old Hick
ory" is again going tho rounds, and
will bo new to some. During the
Creek war ho had a bad cold, and
his soldiers made for him n shelter
of hickory bark. Tho next niorn
lug a tipsy soldier not knowing who
was under tho bark, kicked it over.
As the general, bpeeohtetts with rage,
HtruggUM out of the ruins, the sol
dier yelled, "Hollow, Old Hickory I
Come out of your bark and tako a
drink t" When tho solillors saw
Jaukhou shaking tho bark from
his uniform, they gave three
"uhoora for "Old Hickory" and tho
A BEIGN OF TERROR.
Nothing feebler thnn these words
can describe the condition of our
colored fellow-citizens in some parts
of the South. Farmers and me
chanics, professional nicn, and
others who arc incumbents of offices
td which they have been elected 13'
properly qualified voters reputable
men are driven from their homes
never to return. Is America our
boasted America drifting rapidly
back toward tlie "dark ages?" Are
we really enjoying a high grade of
civilization, or arc we In a state of
barbarism? If the accounts given
In the Southwestern Christian Advo
cate be true, and we do not question
them, Uncle Sam ought at once to
send troops to Ford Rend county.
Texas, and to any other places
where like outrages occur and quell
them at any cost of treasure and
life. If there are not regulars
enough, let volunteers bo called for,
and thousands of those who in '01
woie the blue, and their f-ons, will
go to the front and make a complete
job of it. Speed the day when this
shall really be n land of liberty for
ail men. P. C. Advocate.
AN IM'AMOUS SYSTJIM.
The convict-lease system, which
still prevails in the majority of the
Southern states, says the Star, is
continually furnishing most giarihg
illustrations of its intrinsic barbar
ity and debasing intlucncc, and it is
deplorable that the ellbrts made to
abolish it are successfully resisted by
powerful beneficiaries of the system.
Gangs of convicts are leased out to
railroad and mining corporations
and wealthy employers. The gross
est cruelties and immorality aro
permitted to pass with impunity
and the public opinion fn those
states is so indiHorent and apathetic
upon the subject and the influence
of tho contractors and prison ofll
cials who profit by the system is so
great that the system Is still per
mitted, although it has been prohi
bited by law in all tho Noi them and
It combines tho worst features of
slavery. Tho auction block, the
blood-hounds, and tho whipping
post aro its accompaniments. For
tills reason, perhaps, its barbarous
features aro condoned by tho late
employers of slave labor but it con
stitutes a national disgrace which
should bo met by tho indignant pro
test of tho people everywhere.
Last week in Dalles, Texas, live
white convicts belonging to a gang
leased by tho prison authorities
to tlio Missouri Pacific Railroad
Company made a dasli for liberty at
the hazard of their lives. Tlio guard,
who was armed with a double
barreled shotgun, killed two of tho
convicts and captured a third. Two
eC4iiK'd by swimming tho Trinity
River anil hiding in tho woods. Tho
balance of tlio gang will bo held un
der more severe discipline if possi
ble, and no mercy will bo shown to
any who may bo suspected of plan
ning an escape.
Organized labor everywhere
should endeavor to bring this mat
ter to tlio attention of candidates for
congress and tlio Stato Legislatures
and to seeurolf possible their pledges
to oppose tho lease system anu'seciire
On the Wing.
Now autumn winds are walling,
And wheat Is on tho rise,
Ami overylHidy'it nailing
Cumiuilgn lies. Chicago News.
A Ruined City In Texas.
Tho survey at present beiny made for
ihe Kansas City, Kl Paso and Mexico Kail,
toad, at a point north latitude 33 degree
and weit longitude 1O6 degrees, paas'a1ou
the lava (low which by the local popula
tlon is called the Molpaif. It consist of
a iea of molten black class, agitated at
the moment of cooling in raRcd wave of
fantastic shapes. These lava wares or
'ridges aro from leu to twelve feet high.
With combing crests. This lava flow ia
about forty mile long fiom northeast to
southwest, and from one to ten miles,
wide. For mile on all sides the country
is the most desolate that can t immaj;
ined. It ha been literally burnt up. It
consist of tine white aihea to any depth
which, so far, has beeu dug down. To the
north of the lava flow, and lying In a
countiy equally desolate and arid, thesur.
veyots have come upon die ruin' of Gran
Gutters, known already to the early Span.
Ish explorertt;twhioh have been visited
by white iu$n leas often wen than thorny
teriou itrin of l'alenque, in Central
America. Only a lew people at Socorro
and While Oak have been at Gran GuW
era, because it I at preaent forty mile frtta
water. The surveyor found the tuim to
be ot cUantic (tone building made in the
moat substantial mannea and ot grand pro
portions. One of them was four acre In
eueot. All iudioatien around the ruin
point to the exutoooe here at one lima el
a dense population. No legend of any kind
exist a to how this great city was tlt
atroycdJOTwhea tt wa abandoned.
They do neither plight nor wed
n the City of thn.IMaa, .,
In the city where tin
rp away the
And a hundred happtfiiTO KW& of
No, they nelfhcrvc8rfcptfghT,
And the day 1" like the night,
For their vision Is of other kind than ours.
They do neither ding nor sigh,
In that Hurt? of By and By,
Where the streets linvo grasses growing
cool and leng:
Hut they rest within their bed,
I.oalngull their thoughts unsaid.
Deeming silence better far than sob or song.
iNO, iney ni'imrr mrii uur sing,
Though the robin be a-wlng,
Though the leaves of autumn march a
There Is only rot and peace
In the City of Surceiiso
From the fallings and thowalllngs 'neath
And the vlnirs of tho swift Vpnrs
Heat but gently o'er the biers,
Making music to the sleepers every one.
There Is only peace and rest;
Hut to them Itheemeth bust.
For they lie at enso and know that life Is
Hlchard E. Burton.
A HAPPY RUNAWAY MATCH.
Not so very many years ago there
dwelt in the quiet little town of
P 11 graceful and comely maiden
who hud 11 wealthy but .eccentric
father. The old gentleman-was a
stuy farmer and counted hi
wealth by thousands,
The sparkling eyes the winning
ways of Minnie Danforth made her
suitors numerous; but iier father
was particular, and none succeeded
In making headway against him or
In the meantime Minnie had a
true and loyal lover in secret. His
name was Joe Walker, a farmer,
employed by old Danforth who had
entrusted Joe with the management
of his place for two or three years.
Rut a very excellent farmer and
good manager was the plain unas
suming but good looking Joe Walk
er. He was only 2.1, and ho fell in
love with joyous Minnie Danforth,
his employer's only daughter.
Minnie returned his love earnestly,
truly and frankly, and promised to
wed him at any favorable- time.
Tilings went on merrily for a
while, but old Danforth discovered
certain glances and attentions be
tween them which excited his anger
ond suspicions. Very soon after Joe
learned the old man's mind indi
rectly in regard to his future dis
posal of Minnie's hand, and lie
quickly saw that his case was a
hopeless one, unless ho resorted to
Ry agreement, an apparently set
tled coolness was observed by the
lovers towards each other for five
or six months, and the father saw
with satisfaction, that his previous
suspicions and fear had all been
premature. Then, by mutual con
sent, Joe absented himself from the
house at evening; and night after
night, for three months, did ho dis
appear as so'sn as his work was
finished, to return home only nt
late bedtime. This was unusual
and old Danforth determined to
know tlio cttuso of it.
Joo frmkly confessed that ho was
in lovo with a man's daughter, but
that tho old man refused to enter
tain his application for tho young
This was capital just what old
Danforth most desired. This satis
fied him that' ho had mado a nils
tftko In' regard to his own child, and
ho would help to get Joe ir.arried,
and thus stop all further suspicions
or troublo at home. So ho sold:'
"Well, Joo, Is sho n boxom lass?"
,vYes sir," said Joe. '"Hint is
oiuer ioikb say so. -ini noi mucn
of a judge."
"And you llko her?"
"Yes, sir, yes."
'"Then marry her," said old )au-
"I can't; tho father objects."
"Pooh" continued Danforth;
him do bo; what need you care?
away with hor."
"Yes? Otrwltu tier at onccJ
tho gal will marry you, all
Marry hor and bring her hero,
shall ltavo the cottage at tho fa t of
tho lane; I'll furnish It for
your wages shall be increased,
the old man muy llko It or uot ho
"Give me no 'huts'. Joe. Do
bid you; go about It at once, an "
"You will stand by mo?"
"Yes, to tho last. I know ou
Joo; you're a good fellow, a iod
workman, and will make iiuyli dy
a good husband."
"Tho old follow will be so nrd,
"Who cares, I say? Uo ou qti't
ly, but quickly."
"To-morrow night thou," Jld
"Yen," wld Danforth.
"I'll hire Clover's horse.
"No you shan't."
"I say no, Tako my horvpo
best one youug Morgan; he'll tAe
youoffin fine style, in the new
''' As -sbon 'as you're spliced, come
right here and "tVvjolly time we'll
Waveof it afethd'ofd house."
,. "But the old nians.might drop In
on us." 1 11 .1 1 .
"Rah! he is an old fool; whoever
he 1s; ho don't know your good
qualities, Joe, as well as T do. Don't
be afraid. A faint heart, you know,
never won a lady fair."
"The old man will be astounded."
"Nevermind; go on. We'll turn
the lunch on him. I'll take -caro of
you and your wife, at any
"I'll do it?" said Joe.
"You shall!" said Danforth; and
they parted in the best of spirits.
An hour after dark on the follow
ing evening, Joo made his appear
ance, decked in a new black suit,
and looking really very comely.
The old man bustled about the barn
with him, helping to harness young
Morgan to the new phaeton, and
leading the spunky animal to the
ro.ul. Away went the happy Joe
Walker in search of his bride. A
few rods distant he found her, as
per previous arrangement, and, re
pairing to the next village, the par
son very quickly mauo tuem one
in holy wedlock. Joe took the
bride, and soon dashed back to the
town of P , and halted at the
house of Danforth, who was already
looking for him, and received him
with open arms.
"Is it done?" asked the old man.
"Yes yes," answered Joe.
"Rring her in, bring her in," con
tinued the old fellow in high glee;
"never mind complments; no mat
ter about the dark entry. Here,
here, to the right in the parlor, we'll
have a jolly time now," said the
anxious farmer, pushing away for
lights, and returning almost immed
iately. "ram married "
"And this is my wife," he added
as he passed up tho beautiful bride,
the lovely Minnie Danforth.
"What?" roared the father. Joe
you villian, you you you "
"It is true sir; we nro lawfully
married. Y'ou assisted und last
week thought me worthy of any
"i uttin't ! 1 ucny it ! lou can't
prove it. You're a-a-a-"
Calmly now, sir," continued Joe;
and the entreaties of the happy
couple were at once united to quoil
the old man's ire, and to pursuade
him to acknowledge their union.
The father relented. It was a job
of his own manufacture and he saw
how useless it would be finally to
atempt to destroy it.
Ho gave in reluctantly, and the
fair Minnie Danforth was overjoyed
to bo duly acknowledged as Mrs.
Tho marriage proved to be a hap
py one. and the original assertion
of old Danforth proved truthful in
every respect. The cunning lover
was a good son and faithful husband
and lived many years to enjoy the
happiness which followed tho runa
way match, while the old man nev
er cared to near much about the de
tails of the elopement, for ho saw
how completely ho had overshot
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REED'S OPERA HOUSE.
You can'tnrford to miss It.
Wednesday Evening October 24, I8S8.
A royal feast of fun. First nppenranco
hero of tho natural Irish comedian,
-IN HIS NEW DOMESTIC PL.VY-
BUWOHTED BY AN
Excellent compsiny or comedians, Intro
ducing Incidentally new songs, music,
dancee. and ahowfnr an exact wnrtrinJ
model of the great Brooklyn bridge.
Sale of tent began Saturday morning at
Prices: lteserved senUlfll;. admission 50
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STAPLE AND FANCY DRY
GOODS In all departments.
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THE BEST STOCK OF STOVES
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FILL SEASON OF 1888.
Special nttentlon Is called to our splendid
display of fashionable garments
from tho well known
from us1, being the finest line
over placed befoto the public.
Each garment has a label at collar
band bearing the manufacturer's name.
Is unusual 1 j- large
and varied, repre
senting The Latest Novelties.
Agents for the now Mather patent
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' Charter tlflak Stoves,
. BnWon hw
Farm Machinery, Wagons and Carriages
CAN FURNISH MESQUITE OU A
mUture of Lincoln nnd Mesqutww
larse or smolj quantities. For ternii a
A FINE LINE 0F-
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