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W. L. ADAMS, KIUTOS AMU Morll!TO.
SATURDAY, OCTOliEU 31, 1857.
fJT 1). W. Craw li authorized lo da any bin
tnua couuected Willi Tli Argue Office during niy
absence. W. L. ADAMS,
tiT Tlirro iw quito ft lively timo in
PorilaoJ ihe last wk, owing lo several
topics of iuttrsst boirtg Irotiglit upon the
tapis in quick succession. First enmo (lie
news of the rubbery of Treviti's store,
wbicb throw tho whole city inlo a tremen
dous excitement. Every body of coure
was busy in trying to tiunt up llio bur
glars. Wliilo publio attention was king
thus directed, " Jo Lane's boy," who turns
the crank of the Times, seized upon the
opportunity to ferret out" tho editor of
the Standard and spit in Lis face. The
cause of this n!'yer-j assault has not
transpired, excepting to a fw who are in--itialeJ
inlo the mysteries of ho uisciliiis
pertaining to tho " time-honored usages of
eur party." Wo prcauino Jo Laue told
him it must lo dune in order to " save tho
Union." Of course a man with tho patri
otism of a " union-loving democrat" like
Loland would " submit" lo such an opera
tion, as all good driven-nigger dumoornts
ore taught to do when tho "safety of our
glorious Union" is nt stuko. " Mack Re
publicans" being against "submitting"
1a such discipline, aro of course denounc
ed as " disunionists."
This littlo affair of course became the
'theme of conversation for a time among the
littlo squads, who, for the moment, aban
doned all thoughto of the robber, and
congregated in knot around the corners
end groceries to tnlk over tho matter, and
express opinions of course in harmony
with their politics.
Next came tbo news of an accident by
which somo person got his head broke, and
vas already at the doctor's office Laving
his skull trepanned. Amid all this tu
mult which had placed the whele popula
tion on its " beam ends," bang ! went the
cannon of tha U. S. M. Steamer, which
hove in eight, rounded to, and brought
the terrible news that the steamer Cor-
tral America was wrecked off the coast of
North Carolina, with the loss of nearly
five hundred passengers, an account of
which will be found in this paper.
jtar John D, Dement of this city was
a passenger on the Central America, re-
cently wrecked oflf Cape Ilatleras. Ho
was picked up by a vessel ihe next morn
ing after the steamer went down, after
Laving floated on a plank twelve hours.
Mr. Dement has had several narrow es-
capes by sea before, and ho was low spirit
ed for a month before he left for tho States,
by reason of a presentiment that "some
thing was going to happen." lie lost no
money excepting what be had on his per
son for traveling cxpsnsss. We predict
that if be gels homo safe this time he will
always " take it by land," instead of water,
unless, perhaps, urgent business should in
duce him to embaik on the " raging ca
nawl," In which case he will probably be
furnished with two life preservers, besides
having t plunk strapped to his back.
OCrTlio fire proof storo house of Trevitt
Scc9.,of Portland, was broken open by
burglars last Saturday night and robbed
of some three thousand dollars. The
thieves cut a holo in the reof of the build
ing by which they entered it, and after
opening tho doors rolled tho sufo upon a
dray, and "took tho responsibility of re
moving tho deposits" n short distance out
of town, when the snfo was blown open with
powder and the cash taken out. No clue
Las yet been had to tho robbers.
OCT Mr. Laiouretto has left a "pound"
poar in this office weighing two pounds.
Those who can beat that will be admitted
to our sanctum nt almost any hour.
00" The "rainy season'1 has set in,
judging from the mists that hang around
tho mountain trips, and the occasional go li
tis showers. The prospect is good for an
- open winter. Tho late rains have started
the grass, so that the prairies and hill tops
are clothed with green, nnd the ''cattle up
on a thousand hills" are luxuriating in
W Some lew persons aro endeavoring
to frighten voters inlo supporting the con
stitution by telling them that if they vote
K'ninst tho constitution they have no right
to vote on tho subjoct of slavery. Let
every man remember that he can voto for
or against tho constitution, just as he
pleases, and then he can vote for or against
slaver)', just as he chooses, and then for or
against frco negrrv, just as he likes.
jfST We hope that our friends will bear
in mind our request to send us the result
of the vote on the constitution and on sla
very, as soon as the polls aro closed
on the 9th of November. Let every man
sue to it that he is at the polls, and, after
after voting on the constitution, let him dis
charge his duty lo hi country, his poster
ity, and his G;d, by voting against slavery.
The present prospect is that "free state"
will carry by over 3000 majority, but let us
have 5000 majority if we can. The negro-worshipers
have already caved in and
acknowledge they Lav not a ghost of a
chance for slavery.
C3T DierdorfT ic Ainsworth Lave built
fire-proof store house immediately above
Holmes' brick building.
Of the V. H. Malt Mlctathlt
CENTRAL AMEBIC A!
With over 400 Lives M
It becomes our painful duty lo announce
tbo total loss sf lbs sieamshlp Central
Americft (late the George Law), with
more than four hundred lives, ihe Califor.
nia mails of the SOtb of August, and be
twocn fifteen and sixteen hundred thousand
dollars in specio, en the 12th of Septem
ber. Tho Central America was Louud to
Now York, and foundered at set in tre
mendous hurricane, when off Caps Hot.
teras, nnd all the cfTorts of her aoblo com
mander and brave crew could not save Lor-
The Central America was sot ft new
steamer, but was tho old George Law,
which was overhauled, re constructed, and
re named ft fuw months since. She was
built in 1853, and is said by thti New York
papers to have been considered a very
staunch boat. She was a large side-wheel
steamer, with but a small spread of canvas,
and wns commanded by Lieut. Win. L.
(Icrudan, of the U. S. Navy, who is well
known to tho country as tho leador of tho
Amazon Exploring Expedition. lie was
a gallant oflicor and thorough seaman
do is supposed to Lave perished, as he
went down with the vessel, but was after
ward seen struggling manfully for life,
THE PROBABLE NDMUER LOST.
Wbon the Central America arrived at
Havana, sho reported at the office of the
Captain-General as having on board 492
passengers, crew 101 in oil 003. She
landed 0 and took oa about 5, making tho
wholo number on board when she left Ha
vann, 002. Number known to be saved,
173 missing, 419.
R. T. Brown, Esq., ono of the pioncor
merchants of Sacramento, and a gentle
man in whose statements the utmost roll
ance can be placed, furnishes tho Now
York Tribune with the following thrilling
nurrative. Mr. Drown and n single com
panion were tho first to reach Now York
Like many ethers of the gallant souls on
board tbo ill fated vessel, he went down
with the ship, and was the last rescued,
by the barque Ellen, from the waves, af.
tor being in the sea for twelve Lours.
STATEMENT OF MR. E. T. BHOWN.
We left Aspiuwnll on the afternoon of
September 3, at 4 o'clock ; arrived at Ila
vana en Monday evening, tho 7th. Left
Havana the next morning about 9 o'clock.
I did not go on shore at Havana. The
weather was fine. Sept. 9, Wednesday
morning, the wind blow fresh. Sept. 10,
Thursday morning, strong wind; at night
very strong, almost a hurricane. Sept. 11,
Friday morning, there wns a heavy and
severe gale. I Bat from 8 o'clock in the
morning until 12 at noon watching the pro
gress of the storm. The steamor, nil the
timo, had her head en the sea, and acted
handsomely, and never appeared to even
strain, for there was no creaking noise of
that character. The wind was very strong,
but tho soa was excessively high. At that
timo tho vessel behaved so well that 1 mad
up my mind to wait two weeks for her at
any subsequent time that I should wish to
go to California. There is but one opinion
on (his subject held by all of the fifty pas
sengers saved on tho Ellen. Capt. Bad
go r said that he never saw a ship behave
better. The only apprehension I felt was
that her machinory might give out or be
come damaged. During the morning the
spanker was set, but in an hour it was
blown away. At 12 o'clock I went down
stairs ; I was there hardly an hour, when
word was given to get nil the buckets ready
Capt. Badger giving the order. At 2 o'
clock all bands commenced bailing. At
this time ono of the engines that on tho
starboard side stopped, owing to tho fire
in the furnace going out. At 2 o'clock the
fire in the furnaco on tho larboard side
went out, and that engine, which bad been
working but slowly, also stopped. The
reason was that they could not get coal, on
account of the water which had come in.
After the fires went out, the steamer went
into the trough ef the sea. There were
two lines of buckets formed from the low
er well-bole, near the cabin, to the deck
about fifty men in each lino, besides fifty
men forward, who were bailing from tho
well-hole on the steerage side of the steam
er, We worked assiduously and laborious
ly, and succeeded in preventing tho water
from increasing upon us by the rapid use
of the buckets. Until dark, the water in
the hole was.not so deep but that we could
see the pig iron in the bottom, which was
carried there for ballast. Near dark it
commenced gaining on us considerably,
and continued to gain uulil she sank.
The pumps aft, on deck, wore entirely out
of order, and would net draw the water.
Men, however, worked them all night.
DuriHg Friday afternoon, they succeeded
in pelting up steam again for a short time.
Sept. 12, Saturday morning, I worked
six hours, only resting once or twice, but
afterward wo discovered that no water had
been drawn up by them, and that our la
bor was accordingly lost. Tbo discharg
ing pipes ef the pumps is on tho side, bo
low the deck and out of sight hence the
ignorance of tho futility of their labors.
I first took hold sad worked three hours,
but, finding that we were not gaining on
the water, we Lad them repaired. We
then went to work again, although I told
them that I did not want to waste strength
upon them unless they were doing some
service. In ftboul two or threo Lours, ono
of those who repaired them came to us and
said they did not work toslTuct, as ho bad
discovered, on examination, that they
brought np no water. We then went to
work to haul a rope which was attached to
barrels, which wo passed up and down
through the skylight, Tho man who tried
lo repair the pumps said they were all out
of order. Tho bailers wore al work, also,
all of tho preceding night, and they work
ed faithfully, cousUiing of passengers,
both fore and aft. I do not think any one
slept that night, except some few who laid
down from exhaustion. I did pot sleep a
moment from Thursday night until I got
on board tho barque Ellen, on Saturday
moruing, when I immediately fell asleep,
being completely worn out and exhausted.
About 3 o'clock en Saturday a sail hove in
sight. Wo firod a gun and placed our
flag at half mast. It proved lo be tho
barque Marine, of Boston. We then con
sidered ourselves safe. She camo near
and wo teld her our condition. She lay
about a mile distant, and we sent the ladies
and children, iu three small boats to tbo
barque. There wore thus sent about
twenty-six Indies. Accompanying the
ladies was Judge Munson, of Sscramcnto,
Albert Priest, of Jamaica, L. I., and Theo
dore Payne, of San Francisco, besiJcs
three or four othors, whose names I do not
know. The engineer, Georgo E. Ashby,
assumed the sole charge ef the last boat,
and, as same approached, endeavoring to
got in, bo drew his knife and threatened
Is stab any other one who should attempt
to get into the boat, there boing four or five
already in her j but, watching his oppor
tunity at a convenient moment, he jump
ed into tbo boat and pushed off in a cow
ardly manner. Among tho rescued pass
engers, there is but ons opinion, and that is
that tho loss of the steamer is to be attribu
ted to him, in letting the fires go out.
The ports ef the Central America could
not be closed tightly in tho lower cabin,
and tho vessel leaked very badly at the
shaft, so much that the ongincer had pre
viously asked for blankets to stop the leak.
One of our small boats was washed away
on Friday, and two were stove in launch
ing. About dark a schooner hove in sight,
and passed us on the starboard side; she
was told our position by the captain. Iler
captain replied that " he would lie by ;"
but on the contrary, they passed, and we
saw nothing more of them. She passed
so quickly, that we could not ascertain her
name. She was rather small, and clipper
built, but of sufficient size to have contain
ed us all. Al that time the storm was not
very severe. We then bad but one sail on
our mainmast. The brig Marino was fast
disappearing. She would have probably
taken on board more passengors, but she
was disabled in ber sailing gear, so she
could not control her motions, and had to
run before the wind. Wo now perceived
no Lope of keeping afloat much longer,
and nearly all prepared for the worst by
procuring life-preservers and floating ma
terials. Three rockets were discharged,
and just afterward a heavy sea broke near
ly over her, carrying two or threo hun
dred souls with it as it receded into the
ocean, of. which number I wns one. The
life preservers were mostly all tin, and
wero therefore not of much scrvico, as a
slight dent from coming in contact with a
solid substance would destroy them.
But few cork preservers were on board.
I had, previously to our being struck by
the sea gone on the hurricane deck, and
taking the square eover to a hatchway,
tied ropes around it nnd carried it to the
starboard wheelbeuse, to be ready for use
when she sunk. I had hardly got there
when this wave carried mo into the ocean;
Iliad also a cork life-preserver on, and
held tightly to one of the ropes Iliad fast
ened to the hatchway. I went down, and
remained until nearly strangled. The sea
W03 as high then as at any time, but it was
When 1 came up and had freed my eyes
from water, so as to look around, the
steamer had disappeared. The sea was
literally covered with human beings and
floating objects. A fearful cry almost ft
yell shrieked in my ears, which seemed
to arise from all of them at once. I suc
ceeded in getting on a piece of tha hurri
cane deck, where I was soon joined by a
companion Mr. John D, Dement, of Or-
This wns about 8 o'clock in the evening.
We remained there all night, tossed about.
The clouds had dispersed and it was star
light. On the morning of Sunday we saw
a sail, and succeeded in attracting atten
tion. At eight o'clock we were picked up
by the Norwegian barque Ellen, we Lnv-
ing been in the water twelve hours.
Wo were the last ones rescued. No
others were in sight, and we saw none af
terward. Forty-eight passengers were al
ready on board. At the request of Mr.
Easton, the captain had continued his
search until be found us.
There is little doubt that the hurricane had
a circular motion or was, in fact, what is
commonly callee a whirlwind. From the
direction it took, it is probable that the
Central America vu caught in the very
center of the whirl. Tho outer edge of
tho whirlwind doubtless struck her on
Wednesday, the 9lh, the time which tbe
Empire City first experienced it, and from
that time until Saturday, tho 12th, she
must Lave gallantly battltJ with it, until
the center reached her, and she could do
longer hold out against tbo torrors of ibis
Tbe extent of the gale must have been
considerable, for the Cunard stesmer Persia
sxpsrienced a heavy touch of it on Friday,
Sept. 1 1th, which literally swept Ler sleeks,
though her course was a good deal to the
northward of I ho track of ihe Central Am
erica and Empire City. Its fury reached
as far south at least as Wilmington, North
Carolina, where considerable damago was
dene to the shipping from FiiJay to Sun
day, and vessels continued to arrive daily
al Now York and other ports with the ef
fects experienced in this terrible blow,
Tho ship foundered on tho eastern odgo
of tho Gulf Stream, about 400 miles from
Capo llatteras, which has been truly term
ed "tho graveyard of the mariner."
CAUSE OP THE DISASTER,
It is the general opinion that the violent
laboring of the ship, during the gale, caus
ed such excessive leakage that the Chief
Engineer, Mr. Ashby, became dismayed at
a comparatively early Lour, and cowardly
deserted Lis post, thus surrendering the
entire control over Lis department, and
cutting oft the most valuable auxiliaries f
safety. This opinion has extensively pre
vailed among those rescued, and been
shared by Capt. McGowaa, of the Empire
City, who Las Lad excellent opportunities
to become acquainted with all the facts of
the cose, and, knowing these facts, he in
dignantly refused the Chief Engineer a
passage lo New York in his steamer, from
TIIB ENGINEER'S STATEMENT, ETC.
Mr. Ashby says ho is ready to meet any
investigation that may be ordered as to his
conduct in leaving tbe vessel, or tho man
ner in which he performed his duties. II
says he left in the boat, by the captain's
orders, to arrange with ihe captain of the
brig Marine to bring his vessel closer;
and that the crew of the boats refused to
return to the steamer with him, all do
sorting the boats. He says that tho en.
gines were slopped by the rapid rising ef
the water, making it impossiblo to get at
the coal. lie, however, gives no explana
tion why nil the pumps on the ship wore
out of order, and the donkey-engiue un
Ashby has been in the employ of the
company about nine years, and has always
stood very high. He was considered a
superior man, in every respect, in his pro
fession. Everybody has always had great
confidence in him. He never fullered, but
has always shown the greatest bravery
and resolution in coses of great trial of
vessels on wbicL he was engineer, and was
considered one of their best men. Those
who have traveled with him had so mnch
confidence in him that they would elect to
await the vessel on which ho was engineer.
Another statement relates that Ashby
was taken on board the Marine, having
left tho Central America in the last boat.
His brutal conduct to several of the passen
gers is related. The ladies acknowledge
his kindness to them, but the men generally
seem to condemn his course. Many pas
sengers express the opinion that had he
kept up the fires and attended to Lis busi
ness properly, this sad disaster would
never have happened.
HOW THE CAPTAIN BEHAVED.
The Captain's conduct, from the first to
the last, was worthy of all praise. He was
very active in the beginning, and very
self-denying in the end. Ho went around
in every part of the ship, urging the men
to do their duty, and showing them how to
do it to tho best advantage. He brought
the men fresh water whenover any one
wanted it. Every man felt encouraged
continually by tbe Captain's untiring de
votion. THE NOBLE SPIRIT EXHIBITED.
The Alta California remarks as follows
upon this sad disaster :
" Terrible scones and circumstances such
as this develope the strong and tha weak
points, the bravery and the cowardice of
humanity, and we can but feel a pride in
our common human nature, at tho manli
ness, the unselfish spirit, the more than
gallantry exhibited by the male passengers
of the ill-fated vessel, who, with death
staring them in the face, made no attempt
to save inemjclves, until tho women and
slildren were disposed of in safety. To
the honor of these noble men who live,
and as a blessed remembrance, sheddiBg
a lustre upon the departed, it is a signifi
nllnf fn iL.i .. . - , ... .
' ctfrry woman ana aula on
hoard teas saved. Time was, in the age of
cnivairy,' when such heroic self-forget-fulness
iipon the very threshold ef a yawn
ing grave, within the very portals of death,
would have been rewarded with spurs of
gold and elaborate armorial ornaments, and
titled names. Now the living have by
thoir heroic actions, won a better title to
nobility one which has enshrined thoir
names in the common heart of humanity
one which princes ner potentates, nor
earthly circumstance can rob them of, and
the memories of the dead are surrounded
with a halo of glory. And the noble wo
men, too they who, in hours of pleasure,
were light, perhaps, and frivolous, how wll
they behaved, never faltereng in the dark
ened hour, cheering with their smiles and
words those who wero striving to save
ihem, many of them desirous of sharing the
common fate of their protectors."
A dispatch to the Petersburg Express
from Norfolk, says that the passengers
saved by tbe Marine think tbat others have I
been rescued, as they aw sororal lights In
the distance on the fatal night. They en.
lertalo strong hopes of ihe safuly of Cap-
lain Ilerodon, who was oa the wheel-house
when tho ship went down. Ho was last
seen clinging to I plank, struggling manful.
ly f.r life.
The testimony of every passenger saved
is to tbe effect tbat tbe Captain, throughout
tho whole emergency, behaved nobly and
bravely. Ho doterved a better fate. He
had inspired eveiybody with confidence
and zeal, but also with a personal affection
for bim. Tho safety of the women and
children is owing altogether to bis disci
pline and influence on board tho ship. His
officers deserve credit for an eqally hcroio
Another Steamer Lost. Effects of
the Gale. During tbe gale that founder
ed the Central America, the steamer Nor
folk was also lost. Sho was running be
tween Philadelphia and Norfolk, but fortu
nately her passengers were token off by
another steamer. Quite a number of ma
rine disasters also occurred along the coast,
and on land a severo hurricane, accompa
nied with heavy rains, prevailed over
Southern Virginia and North Carolina, sus
pending travel and doing much damago.
St. Louis, Sept. 10. Kansns advices
say that the Constitutional Convention
had organized with John Culhouh as presi
dent. Calhoun had mado a speech in fa
vor of submitting tbe Constitution to the
Five hundred troops left Leavenworth
on tho Oth for New Mexico.
The S'. Joseph Journal of the lOih gives
an accouat of a battle between Col. Sum
ner's command and a band of Indians,
about tbe middle ef August, on the Arkan
sas river. The troops had four killed, and
the Udians twenty. The same paper says
the report of the slaughter of four hun
dred Indians is unfounded.
CtT The modifications made to tbe
Overland Mail route to (lie Pacific, at the
instance of Hon. Jne. S. Phelps, but which
required the assent of the contractors, are
.as follows : The routo starting from St.
Louis to pass not further west than Spring
field, Missouri ; thence by Fayeitcvillo,
Van Duren and Fort Smith, Arkansas, to
Preston, Texas, intersecting nt that point
the roule from Memphis via Little Rock,
Preston and Fort Fillmore to Sari Fran
cisco. OCT Judiro Curtis, of the United States
Supreme Court, has resigned, but his suc
cessor bos not been appointed.
Oct. 22, by Rev. Mr. ChunJIer, Mr. Harvey
B. May to Miss Eliza Jane M. Uard, of this co.
At li is residence on Muddy, Linn county, Sept.
17th, Mr. J. W. La Rue, late of Warren county,
Illinois. Oqnawka Spectator please copy.
Ia this county, Oct. 1C, infant son of Auion B.
and Clarissa E. Uleasou.
SECOND AND LAST VISIT
Previous to their Departure
AFTER a successful season, and whose per
formances have been visited by mora than
TO, 000 People!
during their last tali r through the Mining Towns
of California, Sacramento and San Francisco, with
THE LARGEST PAVILLKKV!
ever in this Territory, capable of sealing 3000
persous, with MORE PERFORMERS than ever
traveled with any other company in this Territory.
Our performers are masters of their profession,
a nd nevor have been connected with any other
circus in this country. For variety, novelty, and
splendor, the proprietors can confidently declare
this establishment to be
VX PRECEDENT FD and IX EQUALED
in every department. The golden opiuions this
company have won for themselves during their
lust tour thiough this country, place them at the
bead ef all amusements in this Territory,
Will exhibit at the following places:
SILVERTON, Mondav evening, Nov. 2d.
BROWN'S (French Prairie), Tuesday eve. Nov 3.
CIIAMPOElJ, Wednesday evening, Nov. 4th.
OUEOOX CITY, 1 bursas J Evc'g, Nov. 5.
Attached to this magnificent establishment are
the following distinguished and celebrated artistes,
whose services the proprietors have secured, re
gardless of expense :
BUSS CELXXTA LONG,
THE DARING EQUESTRIENNE, who for
grace and ease has been pronounced by critiques
the Pride of tbt Cirque.
MR. Tt. M. HXNXLinr,
The great Slack Rope Performer and Equel
trian assuming eight different characters on
sdl jr. t. mxrciiST,
Juggler, La Perche Performer, and Equilibrut.
Master J. ARMSTR01VQ.
In his great and incredible act of throwing a
revolving twice in lbs air before alighting on his
feet ! Aim enllMtrinn anA 1
1 v. uu. m jrcriurmer.
THE CLOWN OF CLOWNS,
The people's favorite Buffoon and witty Jester.
Mr. Long's style of clowning is entirely new, and
devoid of everything approaching vulgarity to
gether with his educated dog SPRIGHTLY,
when performances are novel and amusing.
MR X. C. PT7RBABC,
La Perche Bearer, and general performer.
Messrs. Glorer, Godfrey, King,
Ilogen, and others.
Accompanying this great establishment is
BUCKII ART'S CELEBRATED
BRASS Bill D,
lata of San Francisco.
JV. B. Out teats or all caroetrd. Vthtrt mill
he in attendance, and itrict decorum ateerved.
Paicnor Admission Dri
i Circle, $1 50;
Pit, 1 08.
tCW Doors open at 61 'clock. Performance
will commence at a qnarter pant 7 o'clock.
Uct. 31. t. l IVMEKOY, Agent.
Model Architect, a Vol.
PRICK 824. Also, Examples of Machine
... . , ,., .,, uepertinenu of
muehmery, mill-work, and general eniliiMrli,.
eVo. I'riee$l9. For .ale at Ihe "
not. 31. VII Y BOOK 8T0RB.
UNITED STATES HOTEL
HAVING loused Ids MAIN ST .
HOUSE In thin city for s tetm of fe
years, we liuvo opetied the same under tliejjjl'l
name of tho VMTV.U HI AT EH HOTKU
and, after a tiiorouoii rirriNo wind MrtiiW
the comfort of the traveling community, we'iii
nowYpsred to wait upon all who raw flvor I!
with a call. "
will be furninhed with the best the market aflbrda.
llooni for Private vminu
can nlwaya be hud. 0001) STAOLlNOttt.
uected with the eelablibbmeut. Terms modern
J. L. IIROPHKT.
Oregon City, October 31, 1857. jjj),nj
THE stockholders of Ihe Tualatin River Trans,
nd N. Co. are hereby notified that the 8th
9th, and 10th instalments on their stock are re
quired to be paid to the Treasurer respectively oa
or before the 1311) November ami the Sth sndiiith
December next. TIIOS. I'OPK,
Oct 24, 1807-28 prM(.
THE subscribers linvt just received
It) reams blue laid cap paper.
20 " white " '
20 " blue " letter '
. 40 " note paper,
20 bill '
600 qra hf bd day books,
SO ' full bd records,
100 " " ledgers,
20 dm memorandum books)
Envelopes, steel pens, pen holders, Ink erasers.
India rubber, gum labels, ink in quarts, pinu uul
lands. oelSI 0. AUERNIiTllY & co
LliS. skein cottons, white and coined.
200 lbs skein thread IT'
300 packs p'ns,
50 no. needles,
1 00 doz fine combs,
50 " Kiig horn combs just received.
Oct. 24, 1857. (J. AUEBNETI1Y 4co.
A SMALL lot of Dutch anchor bolting cloth,
Noa. tt and 8, for sale by
Oct.24,1857. G. ABEIINETHY A ee,
Look Here, Friends!
ALL those who are Indebted lo me art most
respectfully invited to settle up their aceimnli
by CliiUlmus, us I am preparing lo leave for
Frunce. EUGIONIi Li TOREST.
Oregon City, Oct. 17, 1857. 27tf
THE above reward will be paid for information
that will leud to the detection of the scoun
drel who fired the Cunrl-IIuuo in Oregon C'ily
two weeks since. SAM'L MILLER,
A. U. 110LCOMU,
October 17, 1857-27lf Co. Com'ri,
F from sixlccu lo sixty gul'oiiK, at
LIMES just received and fur pule by
mjUO V. CIIAUMAX
THE PROPRIETOR OF
THE FRENCH STORE
in this city, takes tin's method to invite the publio
to call and examine his etoek of GOODS.
He has now on hand, au.l will continue loreeein
by ulmost every steamor, a line assortment of the
best quality of goods, which he is determined lo
sell us cheap as anybody ehie, if nut a. littl
TIic Lndicx, in Particular,
are requested to come where they will find ihebtfT
and LATEST FASHION'S of Dress Goods, of
He bus, and is constantly receiving, DRY
GOODS, consiKtiii; in part of tlio following
articles Coeheco, Pacific, Dudley, Coneitejo,
Philip Allen, Fall River, Merrimao.aad numerous
other PRINTS, nil lute styles; English and
French merinos, Lyons cloth blat-k, blue, purple,
and pink alpacas, jaconet, book and Swiss inunliu,
a tine assortment of laces and edging, velvet trio
ings, &c, domestic ginghams, blue, mixed, and
gruy satinet, sheep's grey nnil fancy cloth, Milford
and Buukor Dill jeans, blenched aud brown sheet
ing, brown und blue drilling, denims, hickory shirt
ing, black velvet, also a fine lot ofplaiddressgeodt,
Brussels carpet, &e., &o.
Jtteu & Uoy'n Clothing.
Blue, black, and brown cloth coots of the finest
quality, tweed business do., block cloth vests, s Jst
lot of blk doeskin and satinet pants, all qualities
and sizes, rubber jackets, gray over and uudershirts,
white and hickory shirts, hats and caps,
BOOTS & SHOES men's, boys' and youths'
boots, ladies', misses', and children's morocco, goal,
kid, and calf boots and shoes.
It is no trouble to show goods, and he
ways be happy to see his customers, whether they
purchase or not.
EUGENE U FOREST.
Oregon City, Dec. 6, 1856. 34m7
mHE subscriber has just receiv-,
I e.t a larijc supply ol ruiuti-
TUKE of all descriptions, consist
ing in part as follows
Sofas, mahogany and black walnut;
Bureaus, with or without marble tops;
Office desks; , . .
Rocking chairs, stuffed in hair, carpet, sad
cane and wood seats;
Dining chairs, cine and wood seats;
Office chairs, do do do
Children's do, high dining and rocking;
Bedsteads, various kinds;
Tables, center, (jsra, auuu.u.uS,
Parlor chu! sj
Reading, toilet, and work tables;
Mattresses, hair, moss, and wool;
Paper hangings, of every style;
Oilcloth; Chinese matting; fluid lamps, and ben-
ing fluid ; with a variety of other srucles tt
numerous to mention. .
Persona wishing to purchase will please call s
examine for themselves. ,
All kinds of country prodnce taken in "
for goods. Tiiua. jiii.i""---
March 22, 1856.
Reading for the Million.
S. J. McCORMICK
HAS CONSTASTLV OK BAND AT TBI TtiHtU SOW
rroas, raoKT-rr, ror.TL.iND, ossoos,
A Choice selection of Popular Booksjjfs
papers, Magazines and Fancy SlalKSMry
Among the books on hand will be found "JT
on Temperance, Agriculture, IIor,icol";i"-,
tnry, J'oetry, jjiograpny, meuiwui
Science, School Books, Romances,
Iff Subscription received for Harper, b(T
Godey, Leslie's, or Putnam, ' J-'
g-L o.'.i. fnr anv newpP
published in any part of tbe Union.
Remember the Franklin Book Store a-
paper Agency, Front street, rortld 0rrT
tV. priced catalogue will be
in April, and will be sent to any part of U
lory lree on appucua.
SHAKER SaiMrnrilla. al the -,,,
OREGON I ITY DRl't STOK