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vol: xyiel-no. 194.
PORTLAND, OREGON: THURSDAY- SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
SET TZLSaBAIE TO THE OEEGONLLS.)
Illinois Campaign Opened.
Eock Islasd, 111., Sept. 17. Jno. B. Havr
Ify, assistant secretary of the treasury, made
the opening speech of the campaign in behalf
of the Republicans this evening, discussing
iLe financial question from the standpoint of
actual knowledge acquired in the treasury
cepartrnent. He took advanced hard money
Wiiaoughby, O., Sept. 17. The train with
the president and party left Cleveland atll:15
tLiS moraine. The nartv was met at the de
pot here by a number of prominent citizens
among whom were ilayor Hose, Col. 'Btfpi
mil, mos xownsena, ana ueo w.nowe,
collector of internal revenue.
lnachnsetts Republican Convention.
Woecesteu, Sept. 18. The Massachusetts
Republican convention assembled this morn
ing. Governor Clailin was chosen permanent
chairman. A. resolution was otTered and
referred to the committee xn re3olutionsde
mauding that corrupt, incompetent and un
necessary oflicers and employes entrenched
in the Boston custom house and other pub
he offices of the state, shall at once be dis
charged, and that such places as the public
good requires, be filled with honest, God
fearing, capable, law-abiding citizens.
An informal ballot stood Talbot Sol, Long
2CC Benj. F. Butler received two votes on
the informal ballot that gave Talbot 851, and
when Butler's name was read it was received
with hisses and laughter. On motion of
Kicholl the informal ballot was made formal,
and Hon. Thomas Talbot declared nominated
for governor with hut one dissenting voice.
Connecticut Democratic Platfoim
New IIavek, Sept. 17. The platform adopted by
the Pemocratic convention renews the pledges
to Democratic principles, demands civil suprema
cy over the military, equal rights, observance of
the constitution by the federal government rici t
economy, perslsteut investigation of the frauds
Sracticea by rings and office holders ; con
emns the plot by which the present executive
was fraudulently seated; demands public lands for
settler?; abolition of all subsidies, lhat the con
stitution of the United States recogn.zes gold and
Oliver as standard monev of the union, and this
standard is the most stable basis for the commer
cial necessities of the world. The Democratic par
ty of the union has never failed to recognize and
support this isrential principle. The. great and
costly war and ItcDUbhcan tinauclal iraud and
corruption hrought an irredeemable currency.
The convention thanked the Democratic house for
striving to reduce expenses, and asks the legisla
tare to modify the high price laws, to aid the la
borer by legislation, and Invites all who favor con
dilation, disconnected from politics, tone! with
the Democracy, and invites all laborers to act witli
the Democrats, their natural friends.
A Smart lioy.
New York, Sept. 18. The hoy S. Broden
of Indianapolis, who carried oiTall the honors
of the English training ship Worcester, arrived
here yesterday. He has a gold medal and
other prizes presented by the queen.
Saratoga, Sept. 18 The Unitarian con
ference organized this morning, with Hon. E,
K Hoar, president, in the chair. Itsv. James
Preemau Clark read his essay on " new the
ology. A Democratic Nomination.
Milwaukee, Sept. 18. P. V. Denster is
liominated by the Democrats of the 4th con
Helena, Montana, Sept. IS A. report
comes from Gallatin county of the assassina
tion of Wrllington A. Frederick by Mike
t oley, last Sunday night. The3' ha some
former difliculty and Foley had threatened
Frederick's life. The latter "had him arrested,
and being unable to obtain bail hehad been
confined in jail, from which he escaped and
returned to Frederick's house and shot him
head. Foley escaped.
Memphis, Sept. 17. Forty-six deaths re
ported to noon, making 10i since yesterday
at noon. Or. John Erskine. health officer,
died this morning; also Father Riordan.
Phil. L. Lunn, V. B. May, of Park avenue,
an 1 B T. Plumnicr.
The Condition In Sew Orlrmik.
Ntw Obleiks, Sept. IS Deaths, CS ; cases
Tpirttd, 252. of which 15S were contracted
prior to the 15lh. Weather clear and warm.
TJcnijiUla Rough Boxes for tlic Dead.
Mem mi?, September IS. There is a per
ceptible increase in the activity about the
Howard headquarters this morning, and ap
parently no decrease m the number of new
cacs, although deaths are lighter, only 3S
being reported up to noon, making 91 for the
past 24 hours. Among. the dead are two
volunteer physicians Dra. John B. Hicks
aud J. S. Bankson. The supply of coffins is
running very low, and it is with great diffi
culty that anything but rough coffin shaped
boxes can be obtained, even by people in
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC CON
VENTION. Butler Finally Nominated.
Continuation of Yesterday) Report 1
McDevitt's declaration that the Butlerites
proposed to retain the hall was answered by
u passionate peal of applause. When the
state central committee fully realized that the
Butler faction had control of Mechanics' hall
they appointed a com iitteetotee what could
b done towards procuring a hall. They
waited upon Mayor Pratt about 10 o'clock.
In his speech Spuflord alluded to the wants
of the laboring class, and denounced bo id
holding and banking monopolies. He was
At the conclusion of Spoflord's speech John
L. Rice, of Springfield, nominated Gen. B. F.
Butler for governor, amid cheers and great
excitement, the delegates all rising. Cook,
of Boston, seconded the nomination.
At this point, amid most intense excite
ment, John C. Galvin took the floor and de
nounced the action of the committee, being
repeatedly interrupted by hisses, groans and
cries of ' Put him out." The s-peakcr asked
how in the name of God any Democrat could
.nominate Butler? He had opposed every
Democratic principle for 15 years. When
the speaker said it was proposed to put him
in the field as presidential candidate, there
were cries of " Yes, yes." Three groans were
given for the speaker at the conclusion of his
A committee on resolutions was appointed
consisting of a delegate from each congres
Cook said it would take some time for the
committee to draft the resolutions to suit the
convention, and moved a recess, which was
takeu till 2 P. M.
The convention reassembled at 2. P. M.
Butler's nomination was uthusiaslioally re
ceived. TUK rLATMIUt
Reaffirms the principles of Dumscracy and con
demns and promises to reform the state govern
lictotivd. Tht with exceeding shame and sor
row we have seen a president, elected by the votes
of the majority of the people at an election held m
accordance with the provisions of the coastitu
lion, let aside. Our gncf has not leaned because
this mouKrous wrong was Ooue by the aid of the
uucotutituuonal commission wkich found it nee
cs6y, by a puny majority, to refuse evidence of
patent fiaud in the electoral votes in order to coa
t-ummate the set. We therefore unheiutlngly de
clare tbtit no man ought to be permuted to hold
office m ho is tainted with fraud and corruption
an 1 if in an be cone without rebuke by the poo
pie then indeed we fear the perpetuity of republi
Uttolrtd i hat wc protest against the longer con
tinuaucc of ue party In power In the nation, and
ea ecially in this commonwealth, as tending to
corruption and ofiordiug opportunity to tempta
lion tor tsaladminhtftiuon and peculation and
multiplication of salaries and oSlcers heretofore
The folloKiug.'-tate ticket was nominated:
Lioutouuut governor. John T. Arnold ; hecre
tary of state. Cuas M. Straus ; attorney gen
eral, Caleb Cubbing ; auditor, J. B. O'Reilly ;
treasurer, D. N skillinus.
Cowlitrcouny Republicans will hold their.
convention at Kaiama on the.2lih, at 1 P. M.
LETTE2 FSC -
THE XEW EEKATOB Drij
E3SED OF HIS
LLOT THE TWO
HOUSES FAIELT AT IVcV A "
BILLS OPENED PJBTtAED'8 25
IMNGEE OF TOO MUCH CAW.
FEOa OUE EDGULAK COEEESPOXDEXT.
Salem, Sept. 19, 1878.
The tummun lonum of being an Oregon leg
islator, the right to cast a -rote for TJ. S. sena
tor was exercised yesterday, and the result
has already been laid before the public Mr.
Slater is elected, for even if the two houses
should on assembling in joint convention
take the view that is held by some persons,
that it requires a majority of the members
elected to each house to chose a senator on
the separate ballot, the work will be easily
done on the joint ballot at noon to day and
the result made certain, but as the next sen
ate is likely to be Democratic, -and there
seems to be in'tbe law of congress good rea
son for the conclusion that on the separate
ballot all that is necessary to elect is a major
ity of a quorum we expect that he who would
enter iuto a contest with Mr. Slater on the
ground that he was not legally chosen
United States senator yesterday would
have his " trouble for his pains.
The Democrats seem now to have
become all Slater men. those who opposed
him, acquiescing in his election with very
considerable unanimity. The circulati'n to
some extent among the members of the re
port that Mitchell had been nominated by the
Republicans, though wholly without founda
tion, had some tendency to consolidate the
Democracy in the caucus yesterday morning,
and the work of nominating Slater was
quickly and quietly done. Very great things
are expected of the new senator, especially by
his friends in Eastern Oregon, and as there is
much wanted by that section which he will
hardly be able to accomplish, he will proba
bly be less popular when he doffs the sena
torial toga than he is now. " The opening of
the Columbia" is the burden of the Eastern
Oregon members' complaint, and should Mr.
Slater fail to secure such legislation as will
bring about this result, his six years as sena
tor will close his official career in his locality.
That he may perform this great work is
the wish of the people of the whole state, but
the common business sense which he has the
reputation of possessing will teach him that,
should those who have tho ability to estab
lish a competing line of transportation be so
restricte 1 and hampered that the investment
of the enormous amount of capital required
iu that work would be a great risk, if not a
reckless enterprise, the opening of this great
river will be indefinitely postponed and the
fertile plains of Eistern Oregon be lor years,
as much locked up as now.
The election of a senator having been ac
complished, the two houses are now seem
ingly intent on getting down to business, and
propositions, bills and notices of bills are
being presented in great volume. Of course a
great many of these measures will be brought
forward, discussed and then dropped, but it
seems that a good many changes are likely to
be made in the laws of the state. Almost
every member baa some measure which he
thinks would be evidence of his statesman
ship If he can get it into thestatute book.
The subjects to which a majority of the
bills' of a general character reier are assess
ment, taxation, swamp and other state land,
the school funds and their apportionment,
retrenchment in the state department, etc.
The number of bills, local in their nature,
are great, and the people -of some particular
sections may be abruptly surprised some
morning to wake up and find that. they are
under a set of laws which have been passed
without a knowledge on their part that they
were even contemplated, and without any
opportunity for those who arc most interested
to form or express an opinion as to the expe
diency of such legislation. For instance, a
member from Mu tnotnah remarked to your
correspondent last night, in reference to the
new city charter for Portland, that he did.no:
believe there was one man in ten in that city
who knew that such a measure was to be
proposed. Members who presume that the
people will allow these things to be done in a
corner and the authors go without rebuke,
will find that they have cut .oil their own
political heads. Over 109 bills have been
introduced in the two houses, and it is im
possible to give tuepuolica knowledge of the
details of all of them through the press, but
every one of them affects at least a portion of
the people. There are, however, many cau
tious men in both senate and house, and we
hope but little ill-advised legislation will get
through aud into the form of law.
The delegation from Multnomah county "s
quite as busy as any other, and they are
quite influential and will make their mark
on the work done, even if they are of a po
litical faith of which the adherents are in the
minority. The new charter bill for Portland
is in their hands, as is also the petition of a
large number of taxpayerwho ask for some
material changes of the bill from its present
The protection of the salmon interests is
one subject which demands the attention of
the legislature, and as the members appear to
be in fivoilof the means thought best to se
cure that protection, we apprehend that no
strong opposition will be developed to the
passage of a law concurrent with the act
passed by the Washington territory legisla
ture on this subject.
The anti-Chinese feeling is strong and is
not confined to either pirty. There is a
probability that strong measures will be
adopted to check the evils growing out of
If the bills now before the two houses on
the subject of a game aud fish law should nil
pass, all kinds of game will be amply pro
tected, and in a few ycirs the loresta, plains
and streams of the state will swarm with
the fcatbcreJ, finny and hairy tribes.
The correction of the abuses existing under
the present law on the subject of assessment
and taxation is being duly considered, aud if
a solution of the drtrlculty is obtained, the
work will be received by the people as one of
the best measures wrought out.
The iokes about the senatorial contest are
a little old, but the authorship of one of 1
luem. creuueu u w? w iesamu me omer
day, is claimed by Turner, of Pendleton. It
was the one about exhumed and aged candi
dates. Mr. Hewitt believes our reference to H.B. 4
was not based on a proper knowledge of its
constitutionality, and while we are not in
clined to argue the question here, we will
give the bill in full, so that the reader who
has even a slight knowledge of law can maka
up a decision upon it. The bill says :
Everv crant or conreyancoor lands, or any In
terest therein, thall be vol J. if at the time ot the
execution thereof such lands shall be in the actual
possession of another claiming adversely to the
Inasmuch as conveyances of land are being
made, by persons out of possession, to citizens of
other states, for the purpose of giving the federal
courts jurisdiction of actions to recover possession
of the Kime. thus largely increasing (the costs of
defending the title U persons holding in good
ftith. this act shall take effect and be in force from
and after Its approval by the governor.
The bill certainly deprives a party of the
constitutional right to dispone of his own
property, and quite as certainly does it
abridge the rights of citizens of another state
to purchase and own property in this state.
Furthermore if jurisdiction is given the fed
eral courts it is so by act of congress, and a
state law cannot take it away.
The O. S. A. Society officials are making
unusually extensive preparations tor the
state fair this year, and should good weather
prevail there is no doubt of a great success.
The Lewis County Agricultural Association
holds its second annual exhibition at the
courthouse and grounds at Chehalis on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October
the 2d, 3d and 4th. Hon. J. H. Long will
deliver the annual address on Thursday, at 2
! o'clock P. M.
Tentli Biennial Session.
Salem. Sept 18.
The senate was called to jorder by the president.
Opened by prayer by Iter. P. S Knight of the Con
gregational Church. The journal was read and
The committee on corporations, Bilyeu chair
man, reported S. B. 03 with a recommendation
that it pass with certain amendments.
Committee on engrossed bills reported S. B IS,
amending the act incorporating the town of La
fayette, and S B 33, a bill for an act to cede juris
diction to the United States over certain land con
demned for use in the construction of a canal
around the Cascades of the Columbia; reported en
grossed for third reading.
Committee on printing. Cochran chairman, re
ported that a list of standing committees be print
ed with the joint rules ; adopted.
Committee ou railroads, Jasper chairman, re
ported S B 1. introduced by Colvig, and proposing
to amend laws concerning corporations, giving
therxrpovier " to construct any railway, macadam
ized road, plank road, clay road cr canal or-bridge,
necessary and convenient lor the purpose of trans
porting freight or passengers across any portage on
the line ot such navigation, occasioned by any
rapids or other obstructions to tho navigation of
such stream or other water. In like manner and
with like effect, a. lf-snch corporation had been
formed for such purpose." The committee reported
the bill back without recommendation,
raoposinoxs A.nn motions.
Colvig moved to amend rule 16. bv Inserting thit
when a committee act on a bill the'persou who In
troduced the bill shall be informed.
Haines moved to refer the petition from citizens
of Baker county on war claims to the joint com
mittee on war claims ; it was so referred.
Smith moved that a hundred copies of special
and joint committees, now appointed, be printed
for the use of the senate: lost.
Bentley introduced S. P. C3, to provile for
Watt S. B 64, a bill to provide for the care or the
Brown S. B. G3, a bill to amend an act concern
ing the times and places lor holding circuit courts.
Cochran S. B. C8, an act denning the duties and
fixing the compensation of the state printer.
Apperson S. B.67, relatlnc to fi-hing for salmon
on the Clackamas river.
Illrsch S.B.CS.blll to license selling goods by
A message from the house Inviting the senate to
meet them in joint couvenaon for tho purpose of
canvassing the vote for U. & senator was accepted.
George introduced S. B. 69. to establish a house
of correction and provide for discipline therein
Bradshaw S. B 7U, a bill to amend laws relating
to elections of justices of tho peace.
The senate then took a recess till 12 o'clock,
when they will meet the house to canvass the vote
for U. S. senator.
The house met at 10 o'clock, the speaker In the
The roll was called and a quorum found present.
Prayer was offered by Rev. J. C Baker.
The journal of yesterday's proceedings was read
Chandler presented a petition of citizens of Baker
county for relief or Henry Griffin, which was read
and laid over under the rul3 of the house.
Thompson presented the petition of taxpayers of
Portland, amendments to H. B 5. Head and tj.
Xerrcd to members from Multnomah county.
Campbell, from committee on engrossed bills,
reported II. Bs 18. la, i0 and 21 properly engrossed.
Galloway, from the special committee to which
was referred H.B. 9, relating to election or superin
tendent of the penitentiary, reported a substitute
for said bill, which substitute was adopted in lieu
ot the original bilk
BILLS BEAD FIIiST TIME.
Stearns introduced IL B 57, an act to provide for
n tice of an action to recover real property.
Smith introduced H. B. 5b, to limit t&e time for
the commencement of actions to recover posses
sion of real property.
Webdeli 11. B 59. giving validity to deeds here
tofore made to purchasers in good laith.
Grant IL B. GO, appropriating SJOO for the relief
of A. AVIug for expenses incurred In the arrest of
of G. V. Hawkins, a fugitive from justica.
Kelly II. B. 61, fixing compensation of comity
assessors, that in Multnomah at 53,000 per annum ;
ordered not printed.
Ililey II. B. 6.! to amend the law fixing the
time of payment of state taxes by the counues of
Umatilla, Wasco, Graut and Baker.
A ie-olutiun inviting the senate to meet the
house in jjint convention to canvass the vole of
each house for IT. S bsnator and to take such other
action on the subject as roquiied by law, was
Heed H. B G3. to amend the charter of the city
Salem ; ordered not printed t
Kahler II. B. 61. to nrovIi1. far psroslnf thi
hides ot slaughtered animals.
Uorris IL B 65. to regulate the duties of direc
tors of school districts.
Johnson -IL B 65, granting to S. J. & C. M
Berry the exclusive right to use Canyon crek,
Grant county, for floating wood and timber.
Evarfc. II B. 67. granting the right to usa exclu
sively the Umatilla river above Pendleton, to the
Umatilla Boom Company.
Starkweather moved that the vqte by which the
house concurred iu S. J. K. 1, providing for a joint
committee to audit claims growing out of the Ore
gon Indian war in 1877 aud 1&7S be rescinded.
Motion to rescind laid on the table till Friday.
On mutiouof Toivusend the bouse toou a lecess
of fixe minutes to prepare for reception of the
senate in joint convention
At 12 o'clock M. the house was called to order
and the sergeant at-arms directed to inform the
senate that the house was ready to receive them.
The senate was announced and entered the
hall of the house and were escorted to seats.
The chef clerk cf the senate cal ed the roll of the
sentte. and the chief clerk of the house called the
roll of the house. All the senators were present
except Koss or Jackson, and all the representatives
were present except Hendricks of Yamhill.
The president sjato 1 1 te object of the Joint con
vention and directed the clerk to read the act of
congress relating to the eleitlon of U S. senator.
Toe clerk then lead sections 11 and 15, U. S. rev.
Tho chief clerk of the senate then read the por
tion of the tenate journal relating to thevotofor
U. S. senator In tnat body on yesterday.
The reading clerk of the house then read the
portion of the house journal on the same subject.
The president of the joint convention then bald:
"GcnUanen: It appearing from the records of
the two houses that Hon. James II. Slater has ro
celved a majority of all the votes cast In each, I
therefore declare him elected United States senator
from Oregon for the term of six years, beginning
on the 4th day of March. lOT.-
On motion of Mr. Bentley, the joint convention
The house was called to order and took a recess
The house met at 2 o'clock,
Hendricks was granted leave of absence until
The following bills were read the second time
and referred :
H. B. 19 Fixinc the tomnensation of canal
commissioners; referred to tho committee on com
merce. H. B 21 Amendlngan act regulating mill dams,
etc; referred to the judiciary committee.
H, B. 23 Repealing the Umatilla and Wasco
county fence law ; referred to the committee on
H. B. 24 Amending an act regulating enclos
ures ; referred to committee on counties.
IL B. 1 rortlnnd bridge bill; read third time.
Ihompson mf.vctl to refer to th? committee on
engrossed bilh lost.
Stearns moved to rtfer It to the judiciary com-
.uxucu , Cdrntxi.
H. B.10 To prevent the employment of Chinese
on public works; read third time and passed; yeas,
U B 18 To protect the stock growing Interests ;
read third time and passed.
The committee on counties reported a memorial
from Baker county recommending that the same
be referred to the members from Baker and Grant;
the report was adopted.
The committee on corporations reported back
the bill amending the charter of Jacksonville, rec
ommending Its passage; adopted.
A special commlUee to whtch was referred the
report by the centennial commissioner, reported,
recommending that 500 copies be printed; there
port was adopted.
The special joint committee on the capltol build
ing reported a bill theieon. recommending the
passage of the bill; ordered printed. Aajourned.
Sixty-eight pupils attend the Tacoma
Seattle butchers get their stock from east of
A Bethel church is being fitted up in the
town of Old Tacoma.
Mr. Milly Tilly is mail route agent between
Olympia and Tenino.
Thos. W. Prosch has sold the Seattle
Tribune to E A. Turner.
George Christy, a Greek sailor, has been
committed to the Washington territory in
Mr. Higgins, well known in Washington
territory as a publisher, has moved from Se
attle to Dayton.
Tall wheat in the Kittitass valley escapes
the ravages of .squirrels, which destroy that
sown in the spring.
The daily Olympia Experiment publishes at
the bead of its columns a list of its subscrib
ers. Seventy names are on the list.
PACIFIC COAST 2CBWS.
The Jlisslns Thousands.
Si Fbascisco, Sept. 17. This afternoon
there was a meeting of the finance committee
for the purpose of making sorne.ihquiries as
to the whereabouts of the proteaTfo" taxes re
ceived bv the late Alexander Austin when
tax collector, and now 3ue the city. The
meeting was held 3n pursuance of a resolu
tion passed by the board of supervisors last
evening. Louis McLane. presfdent of the
Nevada Bank, the first witness, testified that
Austin had only a small private account, but
he did not know tuat "proteslta rax moneys
formed any portion of It. Wm. Sharon did
not know whether Austin had money depos
ited in the Bank of California. Thomas
Brown, cashier of the Bank of California,
said, thafat the time of the" Vulure Austin
had certificates of deposit to LJo amount of
S355.000, all of which were paid during 1875
and 1876. Joseph Austin, brother of the late
Alexander, testified that he did not know
anything about this money. Nothing had
beenjeft by his brotheraudhiiidlbeen told
nothing regarding the protested tax. Jen
nings S. Cox, partner of the late Mr. Austin,
stated that at the time of Mr. Austin's death
he was indebted to the firm in the sum of
$29,000. Mr. Austin. U3 a partner, deposited
his board seat, valued at S25.000. and the
next day deposited S10.000. In all he paid in
$25,000 cash as his interest in the firm, be
sides a seat in the Soard.
A Specimen Reformer.
Thomas Morris, delegate elect of the Work
ingmen's parly of this cityj to the constitu
tional convention, concerning whose citizen
ship some doubts havo recently been raised,
now admits that be is not a citizen, all pre
vious statements to the contrary notwith
standing, and has tendered his resignation to
the ward presidents. His case will prbbably
be taken up by the election commission. It
is understood that the Workingmen's dele
gates will present to the convention the
name of Judge Sharpstein to fill the vacancy.
Chinese Aid for the Sufferers.
San Fnvscisco, Sept. 17. The Chinese res
idents of this city have collected and will to
morrow remit 1,200 for the benefit of j-ellow
1a1c at Bullion,
The Nevada bank has sold to the govern
ment one million ounces of silver at the
equivalent'of Londan rats.
The Eureka consolidated mine has declared
a dividend of $3.
San FrancUco'd Relief.
The total subscriptions to the citizens' re
lief fund for the yellow fever sufferers t,hus
lar is over i.uw, oi uicu $o,ouo nas oeeu
forwarded. Balance held waiting advices
from .New Orleans and Memphis. A tele
gram was received from Vicksbnrg declining
further aid. Weils, Fargo & Co , in addition
to the above, have forwarded $21,000, and
clmrches and societies $13,000.
The Sacramento Races.
San Fkancisco, Sept. 17. At the state fair
races at Saciamento, Lucky Baldwin's Glen
ella, filly, won the mile dasu for maiden
three-year-olds, beating Georgia A. Time,
1:452- Jessie R. won the two-year-old mile
dash in 1:403, beating Baldwin's Glenella,
Reagan, fiilly, Twilight, Richard III., and
Jim Farley. Free for all, running mile
heats, won by Lena Dunbar, beating Clara D.
and MaggieS. Time, 1st heat, 1:441; 2nd,
1:42 the fastest ever run in the state.
Suicide of mi Actor.
San Fbvncisco, Sept. 17. John K. Morti
mer, formerly a prominent attor, committed
suicide, this eyening at a low lodging home
by taking strychnine. Late dissipation had
reduced him to penury and vagaboudage.
Reception to Gen. Fremont.
The society of Pioneers this evening gave a
brilliant reception to Gen. Fremont.
Gustave Matte's Suicide.
San Fkancisco, Sept. 1". A number of ru
mors are afloat as to the cause of Gustave
Mahe's suicide. It is reported that notwith
standing the recent favorable report of the
commissioners as to the condition of the
bank, considerable dissatisfaction and dis
trust exists among depositors as to the status
of loans made on suburban property. It is
understood that the commissioners have
made an examination of the property in
question, but have not yet reported on it.
City real estate is found to he worth practically
what it was rated at by the bank, but there is
an impression that some of .the outside prop
erty has largely depreciated. This is one
loan of $700,000 ou property near San Miguel
belonging to the estate of the late F. L. A.
Pioche on which no inter .st has been paid
for the last five years, aud it is believed that
the property has depreciated to less than
half the amount of the loan. It is further
said that the depositors had concluded to
call a meeting and obtain a full statement
from the management of the bank concern
ing these matters; that, as a matter of court
esy, deceased was requested to call such a
meeting; that he failed to do so, and in con
sequence depositors called a meeting them
selves for next Saturday, and that it was pro
posed at the meeting to demand the removal
of deceased from the directory. It is believed
that the prospect of removal from the posi
tion, which he has held for the last 18 years,
influenced Mahe to take his life.
More about the French Bank.
The doors of the French Savings Bank
were closed this morning and no money was
deceived or paid out. A line of depositors
stand outside, but are refused admittance.
The cashier and assistants are busy over the
accounts Two of the directors, who were on
hand, stated that they knew nothing to ac
count for the suicide of Mahe. and but little
about the affairs of the bank, but that a
meeting would be held this afternoon, at
which some course of action would be agreed
upon. At the office of the bank commis
sioners some information was obtained tend
ing to throw more light on affairs. Commis
sioner Coleman states that at the time the re
cent letter from the commissioners was made
public to the effect, that the bant was in a
sound condition, their investigations pointed
to that conclusion. The letter wa3 given to
allay the fears of depositors. Since that
some matters have come to light to make the
showing less favorable. It was ascertained
that in one case a loan of $45,000 bad been
made and secured on real estate which
was already encumbered by a mortgage in
excess of its value. Other assets to the
amount of $168,000 were found to be in an
unsatisfactory condition. Commissioner Cole
man called Mahe's attention to these facts,
and reproached him with a lack of candor in
his presentation of affairs. This seemed to
affect Mahe greatly, and the want of confi
dence expressed by Mr. Coleman moved him
to tears. He made over real estate yesterday
to cover the $45,000 loan, and gave personal
guarantee to secure $163,000 cash. It is con
sidered possible at othersuch cases may be
discovered in further digging into the
affairs of the bank, and the impres-ion is
that the suicide of Mahe is due to these com
plications. The commissioners express the
opinion that with guarantees given by the
deceased president the bank can work its way
out and depositors suffer no loss, and incline
to the opinion that this will be the best course
to pursue, as the bank is a purely mutual
institution and there are no stockholders to
fall back upon.
The Mllng Tax Fund.
The finance committee of the board of su
pervisors this morning examined the books
of J. M. Walker & Co., of which ex-tax col
lector Austin was a member, to ascertain how
Austin drew the city's money. The great
bulk of the amount or yau.wn was drawn
out by Austin's checks, ranking mostly in
the hundreds, in every case payable to bearer,
leaving no clue to the disposal of the funds.
The committee is as much in the dark as
Avlight rain feil here early in the morning
sufficient to lay thn dnst. The weather to
day is damp and cloudy.
Makysville. Sept, 17. Rain fell here this
morning lasting about an hour; cold and
Thursday -last the works of the Yuba
Quartz Mining Co. at Hansonville, in this
county, was destroyed by fire ; estimated loss
Visalia, Sept. 17. W. J. "White, charged
with killing Dr. Mehring, was brought up for
examination this morning. District Attor
ney Edwards appeared for the prosecution
andP.D..Wigginton for the defense. Ad
journment was taKen until 2 o'clock to en
able Wigginton to consult with his client and
look into the matter. The court room was
thronged. On reassembling at 2 o'clock Mr.
Wigginton applied to have the case sent be
fore some other justice of the peace other
thau Justice McNaruara. The district attor
ney then filed a motion to the effect lhat as
Justice McNamara was an important witness
for the people, he" could not possibly hear the
case. Proceedings were then adjourned to
go h fore the county judge, who has fixed the
examination for 10 o'clock to morrow.
An Oriental Envoy.
v Constantinople, Sept. 17. An envoy from
the ameer of Afghanistan has arrived here.
An Austrian Defeat.
Advices received through insurgent sources
claim that the Austrians have been defeated
near Zwortnick and Tuzla.
Gen. Todleben will probably see the czar at
Livoria about the end of this week or the be
ginning of next, by which time San Stefano
ought to be evacuated.
Count Andrassr' Policy.
Vienna, Sept. IS. Pesiher Lloyds, hereto
fore a Joyal supporter of Count Andrassy's,
raises its voice against the reported Austro-Servian-Montenegrin
alliance, which that
journal declared would be a slap at the face
of Hungary, and it takes the opportunity ol
this reputed intention on his part to repudi
ate Count Andrassy's Bosnian policy. The
same paper prints au article written by Dr.
Falk, a member of the Reichrath, and 'here
tofore an ardent admirer and apologist of
Count Andiass3 in which he says that an
alliance with Slavonic principalities is an in
sult to Hungary. There are other and in
creasing signs ol Hungarian discontent at the
present situation of affairs. Another account
says that Ristics Servian premier offered
the co-operation of Servia hut it was declined,
and the Vienna cabinet have given it to be
understood that they never entertained an
idea of accepting such an arrangement.
A. i. iiOTALIKa.
431 Jackson st.
a. o. lobs,
25 Front Bt.
ri3JS WISES ASD LlQUOUi
Bolo Agents for the
J. lil. COTTER
Old BOUKBOIs WHZSSTS.
And W. J. Lenrp'5 St. Louis Beer.
MARX & J0R&ENSIN,
No. US North Front Street, Portland, Osja
Fine Brandies, Wines, Liquors.
Eole Agents for the
Stonewall Old Bourbon
From Chas. Rebstock & Co., St. Louis.
Depot of Julius "Dreiscl'a
Bole Agents for Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co's Celebrated
MILWAUKEE (WIS.) LAGER BEER.
Eole Bottlers for the celebrated
Gambrinus Brewery !Lager
TWELFTK AMML FAIR
Washington County Agricul
To be held at the
FAIR GROUNDS, HILLSBORO,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday, Sept. 83, 1, d, 29, fo 37.
ORDER OF EXERCISES.
1 o'clock P. M Fas'cst running- horse, mare or
gelding, single dash of one mite; free for all; en
trance. iO per cent S50. S20
2 o'clock P. il Best walking horse, mare or geld
ing .10, So
Arranging articles for exhibition.
1 o'clock P. M. Fastest running horse, mare cr
gelding 3 years old; mUe and repeat; entrance.
2U? o'clock P. M Best trotting colt or fill;. Wash
ington county tired and owned, 3 years old. tin
gle mile; entrance 23 per cent 550. t20
3 o'clock P. M Rest saddle horse.
AH eutries, except trials of speel, close at 4 P.M.
A. M. Examination of stock.
1 o'clock P. M. Fastest running horse, mare or
gelding, mile heats, 3 in 5 ; free for all ; entrance
W0. . .5200 S100
3 o'clock P. M. Best trotting horse, mare or geld
ing, 5 years old. mile and repeat ; entrance 55 :
entrance money to second horse ; purse .S59
3J4 o'clock P. M. Trial of draft horses S10 55
4 O'clock P. M. Trial of buggy horses.. 10 5
10 o'clock A. 31. Plowing match by boys under
fifteen S10 So
1 o'clock P. 15. Fastest running colt or filly, 2
years old, 1 mile : entrance. S2u 8150 S75 $25
2 o'clock P. M. Best trotting horse, mare or geld -ing.
free for all Oregon and Washington territory
horses except FosUna and Parrot, and imported
horses, who ara required to go to wagon : two
miles and repeat: entrance $20 . ..TXO $50
214 o'clock P. M. Best span carriage hones-SlO S5
Shooting Match to-dBy, rime set by superintend
ent S10 S5 J2 50
Superintendents and judges must finish their
work and report the same to the Secretary by 12
10 o'clock A. M Heading list of awards
1 o'clock P. M. Best trotting horse; mare or geld
ing free for ail that have not beaten 3 mlnntes ;
best three in fiTe, mile heats ; entrance 20 per
cent 5100 S50
2U o'clock P. 5L Foot race, boys under 21 years :
4 mile : entrance 20 per cent-
W. S. FAILING,
Successor to Henry Martin,
Poultry, Fish and Game,
STALL NO. 13, CENTRAL MARKET.
Highest Cash Price paid for Poultry and Game.
Portland. Aug. 21. 187S aug2dtl
JAB. L. KIHQ,
Commissioner for reg
SING & CHiLTTXH,
Successors to F. J. Thibardt, deceased
Notaries Public, Commissioners efl
For all the States and Territories.
SS1L XST1TE AND GENIE II 18155
Ofltee 443 California St., Sam 5"rai.
rParUcnlax attention sios to thsnJaa
Saving bsexL appointed sole
Agents for tlie PIONBSR
and MISSION WGOI.EN
MIIXS, of San xVancisco,
for Oregon and Washing
ton Territory, we beg leave
to inform tne trade tiiat we
are prepared to oSer full
lines of tlie production of
these Celebrated Mills at
FACTORY LIST P3HCS.
We call particular atten
tion to t e Celebrated
White Family Blankets
Of the Mission Mills, and
of the Pioneer, both
-which are unequaled.
Portland. July St. 1S78.
Bishop Scott Grammar Sciiool.
A Boarding; & Day School for Boys.
Under the Supervision of BISHOP MORRIS.
THIS SCHOOL WILL OPEN IN THE COMMO
dlous and beautiful new building onTUES
DAY. Sept. 3d. under the Headmastershfp of PROF.
JOSEPH W. HILL, an A. M of Yale College. There
will be a full corps of faithful and exDericnced as
sistants among them Mr. Louis Miner, already
favorably known to the patrons of the School.
Among the very satisfactory testimonials that
Bishop Morris has received concerning Prof Hill,
are the following
Yat.e College, April 26, 1S7S.
This may certify that Mr. Joseph W Hill has had
ample experience in teaching, is mnture in years,
and is well fitted to take charge of a High School.
He is a man of excellent character, and cannot tail
to give satisfaction as a teacher.
(Signed) N. PORTER, Pres.
The Selleck School, Koewaxk, Conn., I
I have long known Mr. Joseph W. Hill. He was
my pupil for years and lias since taught for me. To
his ability and worth I unhesitatingly testify. He
is an earnest student and In my judgment possesses
rare qualifications for the profession of teaching
I commend him very cordially and thoroughly.
(Signed) REV. C. M. ShLLECK!, Principal
ST. HELEN'S HALL.
A Boarding and Day School for Girls.
Conducted fcy the MISSED RODNEY, un
der the supervision or BISHOP 3XORRI3.
rnHE NEXT TERM OF THIS SCHOOL WILL
JL open on
TOESDAY, SEPTE5IBER 3D.
Application for admission of Pupils shonld
made early to the MISSES RODNEY, or to BISHOP
The Anglo-German Institute,
In charge of Rev. J. GANTENBEIN.
A SCHOOL IN BOTH LANGUAGES. FOR
Girls of all age, and for Boys below 12 years.
Will be RE OPENED at the School Rooms of the
German Church, cor. of North Ninth and Start Ets.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2U.
Information given at the residence, N.E. corner
of Fifth and C btreets. au27dlm
HAR D WA RE 1RO HAN D STEEL.
DAYTOil & HALL5
Tiie Parker Siiot Gun.
An Invoice of these Celebrated Breo:h Loading
Shot Guns just received.
PISTOLS. POWDER, SIIOT, fcc.
AXES, SAWS, WEDGES AND SLEDGES,
Tools of every descriptian. Eole Agents for
The Centennial Scroll Saw.
Cor. First nml Taylor St.. Portland.
' X IAMON D,"
"Electric" and ''Champion"
IMCI11, 3Iulay and. Circular.
Silver, Steel Ases.
1MPOBTER ASH DEALER IK
Shelf & Banker's Hardware.
JOHN R. POSTER,
Cor. Front and Stark Streets. Portland.
RETAIL Jfc WH031.:E3.A-X:E.
First Street, 5o. 162, net. Morrison and
Front Street, No. 151.
G. H. MEUSSDORF FER
BEGS TO INFORM HI3 FRIENDS AND THE
public In general, that he will open a new
on First street. No. 162. bet. Morrison and Yamhill,
ON MONDAY, tne 9th inet.,
where he is ready to receive the orders of his pat
rons. Both Stores, the ner one as well as the old one
on Front street, arc furnished with the very latest
Felt and Silk Bats, and Caps
of all grades, of which a lare Assortment is kept
on hand to satisfy even the most scrupulous taste.
C. M. IVXEXJeSDOXCF'lT'EK,
Manufacturer and Importer of, aud Retail and
Wholesale Dealer in
American and European, Hats, Caps,
First at.. So. 163, uet. Morrison fc Yamhill,
and 151 Front street.
STUDIO Flrat Street, cor. Alder,
Over Young Men's Christian Association.
Samples of Portraits tan be teen at Morse'w Pal
TO THE TRADE!
ThIrty-FIfh Report and Balance Skeet
OF THE A
lew Zealand insurance Co,,
FIRE AND aiARINK.
For the Half-Year Kndlng Mayl, 1878
Unlimited LlablUtj or Shareholders.
Capital paid up l,0O,OW
Surplus for Toitcy Holders 1,76368
Premiums received to May 31,
ISIS : 4,005,633
lo ses paid to date r4,24S,S0I
U. S. Bonds deposited with
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID IN U. 8. GOLD COIN.
C. P. FERRY.
Inspector or AgeneScs.
-HUGH CRAIG Manager for Pacific Coast.
slldlm Manager Portland,.OregonS!P'
OREGON BRAXCH OF
Home Mutual Insurance do
HAMILTON BOYD, I
GEO. L. STORY, '
-Agents for Oreson
OFFICE XortUeast corner of Stnxb. ji
First Sta., Portland, Oregon.
Losses paid In Oregon In six
years . $114,516 12
Incorp or titetl
J. F. HOUGHTON...!
Xct Cash received for Fire
Premiums In 1STT $335,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1. 1S7S
losses unpaid, ...$3,T?S 37
Dividends ' ... 1.957 U0 5,505 37
Surplus for Policy Holders, $572,47 47
The Home Mutual i a noa board Company.
Losses paid since orcranlzation
Si, 31 .604 S
FIRE AND MARINE.
Assets, exceed -
CUASCH OFF1CK OR OltECOS.
First National Bank Building, Portland,
W. S. CAIDViCI.Z, AgcaS.
investment & insurance
OF 3AH FRANCISCO.
Inoor;portvti In 18-X,
i'ash Assets, - $47,GO,
P?TSR DONAHUE, A. J. BRYANT,
President. Vice President.
CHARLES H. CU3HTNG, Secretary.
This Company has no connection with any In
eoranco combination; it bnilncKj Is trazsutad at
the Lowest Paying Rates; eaeh risS bcinj- rated
according t3 its o;ni merits.
The undersigned, having tees appointed General
Agents- for the above Company, aro now prepare
o accept applications and leana Policlss for FiiB
Ed Marina risis at equitable rates.
a. r. noTxuna a co.
Office 25 Front Btrect, Po'.tland,
general Agents for Oregon and Washington Terri'tj
ACEH7S FOR LLOYD'S.
OFFER FOR BALE AT VHOLESAL2 PRIC2&
INI, COOPE &. CO'S AX.E, pints and qta.
BASS' " " "
TKHrrfENT'S " '
Blood. Wolfe & Co' ALEand POUTJ&H,
pints and quarts.
Guinness' STOUT, pints.
GI5.EE .V CASE -GIN, (Kynbends . Sons
Hennessey, Mnrtell and Jules Kchljs'a
BRANDIES, In case and biilit.
Scotch WHISKY In cas and bulk.
Krntr. fc Co.'s CHAMPAGNES.
Hetdsieclc fc Co's "GRAND VIN ItOYAX."
CHAMPAGNE, pints and quart.
Finest SHERRIES and FORT WINSS.
Benedictine, Maraschino, c.
BORDEAUX CLARETS, In cne.
CURRY POWDER snd CURRAMT3.
Lea &. Perriuk' WORCESTERSniRK
Cross &. BlAclcwell'a PICKLES.
PURE MALT VINEGAR.
FINEST SALAD OIL, quarts.
CORK BRUISERS, CHAM and ZIO S&A
English PAINTS and VAR3HSHKS.
Saperlor WHITE LEAD and ZINC
CHLORIDE OF LIME and SODA ASH.
CAUSTIC SODA, 7G J0 proof.
WHEAT, OAT SACKS, HESSIAM. a
SHEET IRON, assorted sizes.
GALVANIZED IKON and BUCKETS.
Tinned SAUCEPANS and COVERS.
CANNEL COAL, Etc., Etc.
THE FIRST FAIR
Portland Industrial Exhibit
Will be held during the month of October for Six
days. (Dates given at an early day.)
For Epace and further particulars apply to MoHi'a
Palace of Art.
PETER TAYLOR, Presldeat.
GEO. H. HIME3, Secretary.