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change, i» o«» aathoriied Agent in San
Francisco. For Eastern advertising. Mr.
Fisher is represented by 8. F. I'euingill k
Co., of Sew York ami Boston .1
BIAS A Co., 4lu Montgomery Street, are also
our authorised Agents in Sun Fiancisco.
Afrltla In tfce Atlantic SlMrt.
Ifrnso* k arc the only Eastern Adver
tising Agents, with whom we do business
direct in the Atlantic Stiites. Office,*4.
Park Row, 7W» Building, New York City.
Tht following named gei-.tTemcn nrr nutlior
ae<f to receive and receipt tor money due oa
aubscriptions to the STASDARO :
M. W. Wi ATT, Victoria, V. ?. ;
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J.C. CART; Yakima county ;
L. L. PrasAf, Cowlitr.;
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E. A. WiLLsott, Areii da ;
STKI'IIKX Ji'Dsoxtciliico om ;
K. A. I.IOHT. "
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Krußs MVERS, Fort Montgomery ;
S. F. COOMBS, eattle ;
O. J. MCCACSLAKD, Port Ttlnkclv;
Maj. O. O. HALLKH, Whidby Isliind ;
• JAMES Mrnrnv, lltsalady ;
Hoi.nr.N A JrnsoN, Whucom;
JOH* P. Ji nsos. l'ort Townseud j
JOBS Cosno», Port Gamble ;
ORRIN A. HALL, Port Ludlow ;
I>. K. PIMMOXS, Ornnd Prairie ;
G. W. CAKKON, Portland, Oregon.
jfgf Money can be sent through the mails
at onr risk.
Olympia, Saturday MORNING. JUNE 8, 1872.
WHY 18 THE ELECTION POSTPONED?
The Courier endeavors to inform us. but
in doing so abuses us roundly for asking
troublesome questions and requiring it to
answer them. The reply is considerably
over a column in length, and more than
half of that space is devoted to personal
detraction. Now we maintain that our ar
ticle was both dignified and courteous, its
premises justified by facts and the conclu
sions logically drawn, and that wc were en
titled to fairness and courtesy in return.
The Courier says'that Congress changed
all gencral'ulections to November, iu order
" to produce uniformity and prevent that
importation of votes from one State or Ter
ritory to another, which has become so
common." This would be admitted as a
sound reason, had it not transpired that
the general bill placing al! elections iu
November, would not go into effect uutil
187G, and the only effect of GarßelJe's
special act will be to make our election
come on at a different time from that in Or
egon. If, as the Courier admits, the danger
of importation of rotes has become quite
common, and the holding of elections on
the same day will prevent the fraud, by
what process of reasoning docs it arrive at
the conclusion that the opposite course will
have precisely the same effect ?
Again, it asserts that " the farmers, the
stock-raisers, miners and others, could bet
ter leave their business," to attend tie el :r
--t'oo in November than Juuc. If this is
true, what a woful bluuder the first Legis
lature made in fixing it in June, and what
fools the members of the sixteen Legisla
tive Assemblies that have met since then
have been, that they have not changed it
to a more convenient season ! The posi
tion of the Courier is not defensible. »In
November the inclement season has begun,
the days are short, and travel, especially
by land, attended with much discomfort
and inconvenience.
The only other reason assigned by our
contemporary for the change has still less
force. This is it: To postpoue the elec
tion would allow time for the Delegate to
" return home and advise and consult with
his constituents." What special benefit
thia would be to the constituents does not
appear, nor is it at all probable that we
would have been deprived of the inestima
ble companionship of Selucius, if the bill
had not passed, as he had made arrange
ments to commence a canvass of the Terri
tory at Walla Walla in that event.
Thia is the justification of Mr. Garficlde
as made by his mouth-piece, after mature
deliberation and careful preparation. Not
•oe of the positions will support its own
feight, and they but make the Courier
appear ridiculous in the eyes of sensible
people. If weneeded any furtherevidence
of the weakness of its cause, it is afforded
in the shuffling mode of defense. It ad
mits that the measure is unpopular in the
following language:
" The people mar at £rs« blame the Connty
Auditors, and these may blame the Olympia
officials, and the press may blame the latter or
the Delegate."
Thia is absurd. Nobody blames any one
but Garfielde, and the Courier very inge
niously seeks to divert the true scent by
firing into a flock. Now see how anxious
R appears to be to impress this fiction upon
the public. In another paragraph it says :
" Here steins to be the real eonrcc of tbe
trouble, or fault, if any, if any one thinks that
somebody niuit be 10 blame.' We cannot sav
that we think Mr. Corbett is to be blamed.
Yet if tbe blame be anywhere, it lies with him
rather than with any one else, whether it be
Gov. Salomon or Secretary Clements."
In other words, the Courier affirms:
Ist, Then is blame; 2d, No blame at
taches to Mr. Garfielde, but to somebody
else ; and finally it concludes, 3d, That
there is no blame at all.
If this oonclusioo is a proper one, why
kasowreoo temporary taken three columns
©f space to discourse about Nothing?
Why after time labored articles, docs it
rstsn to tbe subject in Thursday's paper,
and clursf that Me»rn Itiinn. Hale, IJy.
ers«n. Sicvens m l McKlr>y arc responsi
ble fir tlie postponement ami should re
caire all the blame * This afterthought
docs not ai all fortify your position, neigh
bor. nor relieve you from the charge of
willful deeeption and the use of the most
specious sophistry iu support of your po
sitions.
Listen, and we will tell you what incen
tive prompted your muster, Mr. Garfieldc.
lie knew tliiit his power was waning with
the people; lie knew that disaffection was
rife in his party, and that success at best
was doubtful. lie hoped by aid of thn
tela! of the Presidential election and the
corruption fund that will be placed at
bis disposal by the Administration, to car
ry the election in November. The de
lay in the final passage of the bill was a
part of his programme, to secure his own
nomination and to ascertain who his oppo
nent was likely to be. The final deter
mination was probably not made until it
was decided who the Democratic Conven
tion would place in the field. Had a less
popular candidate than Judge McFadden
been named, it is not at a'l improbable that
the reconsideration wculd have resulted in
the defeat of the bill.
Now we ask the Courier what it has to
say that sentence should not be passed upon
it for publishing statements that it knew
to be false ? Can it look the public squarly
in the face and adhere to any one of its
absurd positions?
THEATRICAL.—The Waldron Troupe
performed in all six nights in this place,
the attendance each evening being fair,
and on Saturday evening much larger than
usual. The play on that occasion was the
sensational drama of "Nobody's Child,"
the leading parts being ably sustained.
Monday and Tuesday evenings, " Retribu
tion," and " Lady of Lyons" were present
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Waldron as Claude and
Pauline were excellent, and with Fulford
and Ilobinson, as Hcauesaut and Dumas,
left but little support necessary from the
other parts to make it a decided success.
The performance concluded with the roar
ing farce of " Spectre Bridgroom," in
which Messrs Robinson, Fulford and Clin
ton ably sustained their parts. The com
pany left Wednesday morning for Port
land.
REPREHENSIBLE.—CharIes Pattun, a
boy ten years of age, was up before Judge
Elder last Thursday for shooting a half
breed Indian boy, a few years his senior.
It appears from the evidence that Pat ton
supposed the gun contained only powder,
and that he aimed and fired the gun merely
to have a little fun. The result was that
a dozen or more shot were lodged in the
body of the half-breed boy, inflicting inju
ries that may terminate in death. The
Judge merely iuflicted a fine of §lO for
shooting within the town limits, costs of
suit, and such costs as the injured boy
may incur for medical attendance. The
pcualty should have been sufficiently large
to have broken up the practice prevailing
among mere boys of carrying fire-arms.
OREOON ELECTION. —The clectiou in
Oregon has gone Republican by a small
majority. The Senate is a tie with a re
publican majority in the house. Ren.
Holladay has ridden the party to some
purpose this time, and it will hereafter
belong to him, as does three fourths of the
business done in Oregon. If Republicans
can rejoice over a victory like this, they
must be bliud to the best interests of the
Pacific coast. A more soulless monopoly
never existed anywhere, and the party has
been bound hand and foot and delivered
into his keeping.
S32T A carpenter has been employed to raise
the cisterns on Main Street to the height of the
proposed grade.— Tribune.
Our neighbor is mistaken. The cisterns
have not been raised. They merely raised
the holes at the top and curbed them with
wood.
PROMOTED. —"GeneraI" Ferry is now
Governor, and general surveyor Reach is
now Surveyor General. These promotions
have caused a general feeling of discontent
in the party, and will lead to a general re
pudiation of the two " Generals."
TY A man was injured last Saturday by
the caving of the bank on Fifth Street,
where an excavation had been made to ob
tain earth for street filling. His injuries
were painful but not serious.
The base ball club is performing
morning and evening in anticipation of a
match on the Fourth of July with the
Victoria Club.
toT" The ship Charter Oak recently
sailed from the Sound with 100,000 feet
dressed and 526,000 feet of rough lumber,
for Callao.
CF 1 The schuoner M'. H Mycrt is still
aground near Port Angeles. Several in.
effectual attempts have been made to got
her afloat.
ISP" A soap factory is to be atartcd in
one of Mr. tiriffiu'a buildings at the foot of
Main Street.
Coggan intends to make our
town his permanent abiding place.
Greeley Clubs, with white hat*,
arc iu order-
THE Indian SuperintenDENCY.
l>i«patcln's to the Ss» Francisco press
announce the appointment of Robert II
Milroy, of Indiana, a* Superintendent of
lodian Affairs in this Territory. It might
occasion some snrprise that this announce
ment was out made iu the press dispatches
to the Portland papers, if 6arfi«lde's skill
in manipulating the telegraphio Dews was
not a matter settled by the record. The
nominations of Ferry and Beach were kept
back until it wus too late for the people to
express a preference for anybody else, or
even their objections to the confirmation of
these pot house politicians for two of the
most important official positions in the
Territory ; and it is not a matter of sur
prise that his influence has been equally
potent to delay all information that would
weaken his cause with the people, until his
wire-pullers were instructed just in what
mariner to meet the emergency.
In the appointment of Lien. Milroy we
believe the people have cause for congrat
ulation. Ilis record in the war stamps
him as a man of gallantry and courage; and
it is to be hoped that he is one of integrity,
for in no department of the civil service
is there more need of reform than in that
to which he has been assigned. It is im
possible longer to delude the people into
the belief that a large fortune can be legit,
imatcly saved upon a moderate salary for a
short time. It is no longer thought pro
per to make tho Supcrintcndenoy a huge
political machine, to which the will of the
people must yield.
The Democracy have no dread of honor
able opposition in the field of politics.
They can respect the victors of a fairly
contested struggle, and cheerfully acqui
esce in the will of a majority of the people.
It is in accordance with the well-defined
principles of the party to do so, as it is to
yield to the legally constituted authorities
and the laws they arc charged to execute,
all the sympathy and support they they
would to officers of their own choice. But
it almost appears as if the days of honest
competition, of advocacy of principle for
the sake of principle, had passed;never to
return. The influence of money and offi
cial position have so corrupted popular
sentiment that it beholds undismayed the
most flagrant outrages and by silence sane,
tions the most glaring wrongs.
We incur but little "risk, therefore, in
approving any change that may be made,
especially in the Indian service, and wo
have the hope of some improvement, at
least, to cheer us. Indian affairs cannot be
managed worse than they have been for
the past eight years, so far as the Superin
tendeney is Concerned. If Gen. Milroy is
the upright, honest and gallant man we
arc inclined to believe he is, he will neither
prostitute the position to enrich himself
nor to advance the schemes of ambitious
demagogues.
GP The Vancouver Register alludes to
the Dolly Vardcn paper of Olympia, and we
arc at a loss to determine whether it refers
to the Tribune or us, for that journal as
well as the STANDARD, has bccu unusually
piquant and saucy of late. If the compli
ment is intended for us, we return thanks
to the journal that has its counterpart in the
prominent feature of the famous Grecian
Bend. ID this respect the Register is
very like unto a mule.
EARLY PEAS.—Herbert Jeal presented
us, on the 29th ult., the first greeu peas of
the season. He says that the seed from
which they were grown were given to him
by Judge McFaddcn, and relates as a re
markable fact that the peas sent him by
Garfielde, are not yet in bloom. It is im
possible to convince Jeal that there is not
some special dispensation of Providence in
the to him incomprehensible phenomenon.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL.—The ladies
of the Unitarian congregation propose to
hold a Strawberry Festival in Columbia
Hull, on Wednesday evening, the 19th
inst., for the benefit of their church. Tho
entertainment will be diversified by «ha>
rades and tableaux , in which some of our
younger people will appear.
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE. —Wm. Rut
ledge,Sr., died on the Ist inst., at his home
on Black river, in this county. t He was
one of the pioneer settlers, having been a
resident of the Territory for a sc(jre or more
of years. His remains were interred in the
Rush Prairie Cemetery last Sunday.
THE FOURTH.—The finance committee
having met with encouraging success in
raising the fuods for a celebration, it has
been decided to complete all needful ar
rangements at an early day. A pro
gramme of the exercises to be observed
will be issued in a few days.
VW The Afida made the trip to Victoria
on Monday in place of the Korth Pacific,
which vessel was receivings coat of paint.
Coggan's Stiges are now making
seven trips per week between this place
and Olsqua.
•ST" Several Indian children have died
recently with whooping cough in this vi
cinity.
Cy Garfielde was ill at Washington
City, on the 10th inat.
W" Young ladiea are employed as clerks
in Salem, Oregon.
First BOOK o f Chronicles.
CHAPTER 111
1. And when I'etroleum and they that
were with him had looked upon the. host*
of Marshall, the headstrong, they were
nmated at the great multitude of his fol
lowers.
2. And they took counsel together to
consider how they might care themselves
and the spoils that were with them, when
the truce should be ended, and the war
should be upon them.
3. And they that were renegades and
had counseled much sinching, saying, he
that is not for inc is against me, uiur.
mcrcd against Selucius, the babbler, that
he had brought them into travail.
4. And these spake unto each other,
saying: Is it not better that we ihould
deliver this man up into the hauds of his
enemies, as Jonah was delivered into the
sea, rather than that we all perish ?
5. And when Petroleum had heard
these things, he was angered, and gather
ing up a bundle of pickled rods, he gave
it to one of those that had murmured, say
ing, Break them.
G. And he tried but broke them not.
7. And when they had all tried like
wise, he gave unto auothcr a piece of
money, saying, What is this ?
8. And »lien they had looked at it and
read the superscription, they said uuto
him, it is twenty shekels of the coiu of
Samuel.
9. And when they had returned the
piece of money unto hiui, he gave uuto
them two parchments, saying, What arc
these ?
10. And when they had luoked at them
and read them, they returned them to him
answering, one is a commission for an
office, and one is a contract for mcasur.
ing laud. •
11. Aud he spake unto them saying,
can ye see these things and fear the num
bers of those that are against you '! With
these stickles and these parchments will
I divide them, and they shall be broken
thus. And plucking one-of the pickled rods
from the bundle, he snapped it in twain
and cast it from liim.
12. And when they saw that Jie spoke
in parables, they marveled at his wis
dom.
13. And whilst the truce was upon the
land, the emmissaries of Selucius, the
bubbler, went forth among the tents of
those that were encamped over aguiust
them.
14. Aud when they had come among
those whoso tents were pitched midway
between the armies of Selucius, the bab
bler, aud Marshall, the headstrong, they
found much famine.
15. And they went in unto Charles, the
tcrgivcrsator. who paid tribute unto Thorn
ton the ossimilator, and said uuto him,
take up thy catapult and come wiili us,
and thou shalt have meal, and oil, and
wine in great abundance.
IG. Aud he answered and said unto
them, is the servant of the people a dog
that lie should feed upon mere parchment
and ink ? Wheresoever thou gocst there
will Igo also; thy friends shall be my
friends, and thy enemies shall be my enc.
mies. And he took up his engine aud
went forth with them towards the camp of
Selucius, the babbler.
17. And when lio had come to the en
trenchment'*, he was uict by Thornton, the
assiuiilator, who said uuto him, whither
dost thou go ?
18. And he answered and said that he
was going forth into a land flowing with
milk and honey, even into the cauip of
Selucius, the babbler.
19. And when he had heard these
words, Thornton, the assimilator, said un
to him, thou shalt not take the catapult
from this camp until thou dost imitate
Zacheus.
20. And Charles, the tcrgiversator,
could not come down.
21. And Thornton, the assimilator,
sinched him, and persecuted him, and
lead him back captive uuto the camp.
22. And when the emmissaries had
come unto the tent of Josiah, the censor,
they spake unto him saying, why hast
thou turned thy hack upon the altars of
thy futhero, to abide with usurers and
back-biters.
23. they offered him silver, and
corn, and oil, and wine, if he would go
with them and take his catapult into the
camp of Selucius the babbler.
24. And he answered and said unto
them, can a just man dwell among robbers
and thieves. Have not the followers of
Jeff turned the temple of Ham into a
brothel and made themselves high priests
at the altars.
25. Verily, I say unto you, the curse of
Sodom and Gomorah is upon Chilwoot,
the bowels of her children are eaten out
with strong waters, and their bellies are
like bottles of glass; there are not ten
righteous men within the circumference of
her walls.
26. Her children are all nutnbered; of
males and females, of one score and one
years and upwards, all told, there are
eight hundred and fifty.
27. And of the superscriptions of those
who were in favor of ram and ruin, there
were nine hundred and seventy counted
by the elders, and of the parchment upon
which they are written there are eighteen
cubits and two spans in length.
28. And he spurned them, saving, get
behind me satsn, thy ways are not my
ways, thy gods are not my gods. Is it
not written that out of the bellies of tho
righteous shall flow living streams of wa.
ter, and from the mouth of the rum seller
and beer guzzler shall issue Hue blazes
and everlastiog damnation.
29. And when Petroleum the drummor
had seen from a distance that the emrais.
saries argued with Josiah the censor, he
beckoned to them, and when they had
come unto him he sent them their way.
30. And when they had gone their way
he cast about him until he had found a
cask or tamolish having but one head, and
the bung of which was about half a span
in diameter.
31. And when he had brought it near
unto the tent of Josiah the censor, he sat
two bottles within the ca*k, one of which
was filled with water and the other with
wine. The bottle which was filled with
wine he sat in the end of the cask which
was open, end that which was filled with
water "Tie *at to the center of the cask be
ocath the bung.
32. Anil when he had done these things
he called in a loud voice unto Josiah the
censor, and when be had come forth from
his tent he saluted him and gave him the
grip and said, put forth thy bund and
choose by which of these two thou wilt
•bide.
33. And when Josiah, the tAsor, had
lookod into the tamolish and saw that the
bottle which was in the end was wine, and
that which was in the center was water,
he put in his hand through the bung, and
laid hold of the bottle which was filled
with water.
34. And when Petroleum saw that he
had taken hold of the bottle, lie said unto
liini, brother dost thou choose water rath
er than wine, and will thou abide by thy
choice.
35! And Josiah, the censor, answered
and said unto him, I will hold fust unto
this until I die.
3G. And when he had forsworn himself,
Petroleum said unto him, thou shalt go
wiih mo unto the camp of Selucius. the
babbler.
37. And Josiah the censor would have
resisted him but he fuund that his right
hand would not coma forth from the bung,
and he could not let go his hold lest he
should forswear himself and perish.
38. And seeing that he was rabid and
blind when he looked upon the water, Pe
troleum sinched him and lead him away
captive that it mi<;ht be fulfilled as it is
written. 110 shall be a hewer of wood
and a drawer of water to his enemies all
the days of his life.
DEATH OF JAMES GORDON BENNETT.
A telegram of (he Ist inst. announces
the death, iu New York city, on the even
ing of that day, of James Gordon Rcnnett,
the founder of the N. Y. Herald. Ilis
life presents an illustration of what well
directed energy and pcrscverenee uuited
with capacity may accomplish, the rising
by degrees from the lowest to the highest
round of the ladder of fortune. He lias
lived to witness the realization of his hopes
in his son and daughter, who arc said to
possess in no small degree the ability and
distinguishing traits of character of their
father. Mr. Dennett was born in Rauff
shire, Scotland, about the year 1800, and
was educated at a Roman Catholic semi,
nary in Aberdeen,* with a view to prepar
ing for holy orders in that church. Aban
doning this intention in ISlhe came to
this country, and was employed for seve
ral years as proof-reader, translator and
reporter on the New York and Charleston
press. In 1825, he purchased the N. Y.
Courier, but it not proving remunerative
he abandoned the enterprise. The suc
ceeding year he became indentified with
the National Advocate , a Democratic jour
nal. During the Presidential canvass of
1828, he was the Washington correspon
dent of the of the N. Y. Enquirer, an
earnest advocate of the Administration of
General Jackson. It was during this time
that he wrote a series of articles on the
banking system of the United States, sus
taining the Administration of Gen. Jackson
and the Democratic party. In ISJW he
issued the first number of the N. Y. Glo'te,
a month later he purchased an interest iu
the Penn.it/franian, a daily journal in
Philadelphia, of which he became chief
editor until he returned to New York in
May, 1835, and established tho Herald,
with which journal his namo has ever
since been identified. The past few years
Mr. Ronnett's powers have been gradually
failing, and his duties lmvo devolved upon
his sorf, until at the time of his death his
connection with the Herald was merely
nominal.
THE NEW YORK CONVENTION.
The platform of the Woman Suffrage
Convention, recently hold in New York, is
giveu in another column. The convention
was well attended and remained in session
several days. The notorious Wood hull
withdrew from the convention, with a few
of her supporters, organized another con
vention, and was by them nominated for
President with Fred. Douglass for Vice.
So the Suffrage Movement is at lust freed
from the reproaches that have been east
upon it with her as one of its leaders.
Susan B. Anthony was elected President
of the Association, and a series of meetings
are projected in the principal cities, and
the Baltimore and Philadelphia Conven.
tions will be requested to place the suffrage
plank in their platforms. More than this
cannot be dona in the present campaign.
We observe that Mra. Duniway has ad.
dressed several large assseuihlies in the
metropolis, and her efforts have received
favorable comments of the press. A Pa.
cifie Slope Suffrage Association will be
held in San Francisco, commencing on the
18th inst., to remain in session several
days. Distinguished advocates of tho
cause will attend aud participate in its
proceedings.
UNrARALELLED I<IUEKALITY. —For a
remarkable instance, note the column do
voted by the Courier to the advertisements
of Quartermaster Janes, which became
useless on the oth and 13th of May, res.
pectively. No mutter, the Courier can af
ford it, since General Brewer Ferry has
not yet refused to tako it from the office.
Mr The Grand Jury failed to find an
ndictment against A. Kiger, charged with,
having robbed a safe of the county funds
at Wulla Walla, a few weeks ago.
NT High water prevails on the Colum
bia river.
Woman Suffrage Platform.
The following is the platform pre«cntcl
by Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton in (li C
Woman'a Suffrage Association at Stein way
Hall: •
We, women citiicns of tkc I'nitcd States
in National Convention assembled at Sew
York, proclaim the following principles u<*
assential to just government:
1. We recognize the equality of nil be
fore (ho law, and hold that it is the duly
of Government in its dealings with the
people to mete out equal anil exact justice
to all, of whatever nativity, race, color, sex
or persuasion, religious or political.
2. We pledge ourselves to maintain the
union of the States, and to oppose any re
opening of the questions settled by tie
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth
Amendments of the Constitution, which
have emancipated and enfranchised tho
slaves and women of the nation.
3. We demand the immediate and ab
solute removal of all disabilities now im
posed on rebels and women, believing that
universal suffrage and universal amnesty
will result in complete purification of the
family, and in all sections of the country.
4. We demand for the individual the:
largest liberty consistent with the public
order, for the State self-government, am)
for the nation adherence to the method'*
of peace, aud the constitutional limitations
of power.
5. We demand a thorough civil service
reform as ouo of the pressing necessities
of the hour. Honesty, capacity aud fidel
ity, without distinction of sex, should
constitute the only valid claim to public
employment. The first step in this reform
is the one term principle, and the flection
of President Vice-President and United!
States Senators by tho whole people,
(5. Wo affirm that no form of taxation
is just or wise which puts burdens opon
the people by means of duties intended to
increase the price of' domestic products,
aud which are unnecessary for purposes of
revenue. Taxes should not be laid on tin:
necessaries, but upon the luxuries ol life,
that the rich and not the poor may bear
the burdens
7. The highest consideration of com
mercial morality ntid honest government
requires a thorough reform of the present
financial system. The interests of the
people do in aml a cheap, sound, uniform,
abundant, and elastic currency, to 1 e a
permanent measure of value, base 1 on ih«
wealth of the nation. This will he found
in the issue of currency, or certificates id'
value by the (Joverninent for nil duties,
taxes and imports whatever, which si.nil
be legal tender for all debts, public < r | rt
vate; such currency to be the lawful
money of tlio I'nited States, and cnnveit
uble at the option of the holder into Gov
ernment bonds, bearing a rate of interest
not exceeding per cent, and to be r> eon
vertable into currency at the will id tint
holder.
8. Wo remember with gratitude tfn»
heroism and sacrifices of tloi wiviM, si.-tcis
and mothers throughout this Republic in
the late war; the gran<l sanitary woi k tlicf
did ill the hospitals, on the battle field, and
in gathering in the harvests at home. ha\o
justly earned for the women of the country
the generous recognition of all their polit.
ical rights by every true American states
man.
?. Wc are opposed to sil! grouts of land
to railroads or other corporations. Tho
public domain .should he held sacred >t>
actual settlers, so that homesteads can ho
secured to every man and woman.
10. We believe in the principles of tho
referendum, minority representation, ami
a just system of graduated taxation.
11. It is tho duty of the (iovernme*t
to»regurd children and criminals as wards
of the State; to secure to the one the he.-t
advantages of education, and for the other
more humane legislation aud better meth
ods of reform.
12. We hold it is the duty ol the (Jov
ernmcnt, in its intercourse with foreign
countries, to cultivate the friendshit«s if
pence, by treating with all on just ami
equal terms, and by insisting on the settle
ment of all differences by a congress i.f
nations..
13. For the promotion of these vital
principles, and the establishment of a pnijty
based on them, we invite the co-operation
of nil " citiiens," without distinction of
race, color, sex, nationality or previous po.
itical affiliations.
RAILROAD ITEMS.
[Prom the Kalama Beaton.]
It is reported by a party here just from
New York, that Chicl'-Engincer W. Mil
nor Roberts expressed au intention to start
from there for tho Pacific division on tho
15th of May, accompanied by a.party of
railroad officials. Up to the present time,
uo tidings of their movements have been
reported here; but if they left about tho
time designated, wc may expect them nt
Kalama within a couple of week at the far
thest.
This week, several young gentlemen
from the East reported themselves here
at Division Headquarters, to be assigned
to duty in the Engineer Department. Wo
understand they arc about to take the field
in the following positions: Robert A.
Habersham, Assistant Engineer, to tako
charge of a party ; Geo. 11. Paddock, (of
Philadelphia) Trnnsitman with Capt. 0.
11. Hemic, Assistant Engineer; Win. D,
Bullock, (of Warren, It. I.) Lcveler with
Capt. Sheets, Assistant Engineer; Oca.
11. King, (of New York) Itodman.
G. 11. Hemic, C. E., is in charge of a
party now locating a line northward from
the end of the forty miles to Rudd's In*
let.
Capt. W. 11. Taylor has removed here
with his family from the Sound, and is t«
resume his old post of Railroad Storekeep
er, which he held last year, and resigned
for engagement on the Sound.
Freights are not only boeoming immense
on the road now, but travel is fairly rush
ing. Every train from the East is literal
ly jammed, and night before Inst our town
was so full of people that, with all our im
mense hotel accommodations, they could
scarcely find lodging room.—" Westward."
Tho bark Mien/, from San Francisco,
came to the Kalamu wharf this week and
lauded 40U bars of railroad iron for tho
Northern Pacific Railroad, having on board
» narrow gauge locomotive for tho Walli*

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