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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1869
V. S. Official Paper for Oregon.
What is the relation of the door-mat
to the scraper ? It is the step-farther !
Monetary. Gold quoted at 130, in
New York. Greenbacks in San Fran
cisco at 7576i.
State Fair. The total receipts of
the State Fair, as reported by Mr. Min
to, Secretary of the Society, were 10,
Nebraska. The election returns
from Nebraska indicate that the Repub
lican majorities will be fully equal to
those of the Presidential election.
Strong Winds. In Missouri lately
the winds have been so high, that the
legraphic dispatches were blown from
the wires ! High old lephyrs, those.
Reduction or Fare. The fare for
Immigrants on the Columbia river boats,
from Umatilla and Dalles to Portland,
has been reduced one-half. ,
I 4. - " 4
Montana "Dust." A gentleman
arrived at Salem from Montana, the
other day, "toting" a lot of "dust" from
that country. The "dust" was valued
very Effective. Gov. Ilaight, tf
California, went East to stump the State
of Ohio for Pendleton. The result of
his efforts is shown in the utter defeat of
Pendleton and route of the Democracy.
Homicide. Ilenry liorst wick, boarder
at Salisbury's Hotel, Salisbury, (Conn.),
shot Mr. Halstead, proprietor of the hotel,
during a dispute about his hotel bill.
Halstead was instantly killed. The mur
derer was arrested. j
Railroad Prospect. Tbo Almy,
loaded with rails for the East Side Rail
road, is looked for at Portland the pres
ent week. As soon as this vessel ar
rives track-laying will commence at East
Portland. The editor of the Salem
Statesman has been over the route re
cently, and he pronounces, the grading
along the river aud at Oregon City done
in the most subscantial manner, and
quite ready for the ties. " The piers of
the bridge at Clackamas river are nearly
completed, and the entire road for twen
ty-three miles is so near ready for the
tics that were the iron all here now a
small force in advance of the graders
would be sufficient to prepare the road
bed for the track layers." We hope to
be 'able to ride on the cars of the East
Side Company by December. '
Simple Rule. The Chicago Journal
gives a tew rule for computing interest,
and says it is so simple and so true that
every banker, broker, merchant or clerk
should post it up for reference. By no
other mathematical process can the de
sired information be obtained by so few
Six per cent. Multiply any given
number of dollars by the number of days
of interest desired, separate the right
hand figureand divide by six, the result
is the true interest on such number of
days at six per cent. '
Eight per cent. Multiply any given
amount by the number of days upon
which it is desired to ascertain the inter
eat, and divide by forty-live, and the re
sult will be the interest of such for the
time required, at eight per cent.
Ten per cent. -Multiply the same as
above and divide by thirty-six, and the
result will show the rate of interest at
ten per cent. .
Rumored Failures. Rumors of
heavy failures were in circulation in San
Francisco on the 19th. One of the lead
ing members of the money ring is said to
have failed fo three millions ; another
for one million two hundred thousand;
others for similar sums.
Chicken Pie. Some chicken thieves
in Salem the other night, on the eve of
being caught, dropped their booty, which
was captured by the pursuers. Three
chickens were captured, taken to the
Statesman office and there interred in
Suspended. Messrs. J. II. Ham &
Co., of the City Flouring Mills, San
Francisco, suspended business on the
18th. Liabilities about ?30,000, with as
sets nearly sufficient to cover, but not at
The Result.- We have nothing def
inite with regard to the Judicial election
in California, which ' transpired on the
20th. San Francisco is supposed to
have gone Democratic; complete returns,
however, may make a different showing.
Steamer Lost. The old steamer
Sierra Nevada, which left San Francisco
on the 17th for southern ports, became
nveloped in a fot; off Pedro Blanco, ran
on a reef and became a total wreck.
"""" -Hughes, the second officer, swam to the
shore with a line, by means of which all
on hoard where saved. The cargo was a
Bia Money. Conner is outin a card,
in which he states that he will not trot
Dexter with any horse for money, but
that he will pay 100,000 for any horse
that will make the time Dexter has made.
This is a great price to offer for one piece
- of horse flesh, and is only exceeded by
one Richard three i's. v
Liverpool Wheat Money. The
only cheering news in relation to the
wheat market, is the statement that there
is $100,000 in the hands' of Portland
merchants, placed there by Liverpool
dealers, with which to purchase wheat for
this market. A bark is now loading at
Portland with wheat for Liverpool.
The " Monitor." Mr. G. nodes,
gunsmith of Corvallis, Benton county,
has constructed a buggy entirely out of
ironspokes, felloes, shafts, bands, and
body, all c iron. The Mercury speaks
f the vehicle as troe and shapely, but
imagines it will pull back somewhat on
up-grades. 51 r. II. calls it the "Moni
tor . ' ' - -
Os THE Rampaje. A party of en
raged Canadians recently hauled down,
trampled upon, and tore into t itters an
American flag that was unfurled over an
annexation meeting. They doubtless
acted thus on the supposition that they
were balancing the account against them
at Lundy's Lane and Chippewa.
After Him. The Gregonian is after
a fussy little fellow named Philip Ritz,
who, by some unexplained manner, ob
tained the appointment of U. S. Marshal
of Washington Territory, and is using
- the office in the interests of the Democ
racy. The Oregonian says that Ritx is
not now and never was a member of the
! Republican party. He never voted a
Republican ticket in the Territory. All
- his appointees since he received his pres
ent office are Democrats. It, therefore,
demands the- immediate removal of the
whole batch of treacherous small fry, com
menciog with Flanders and ending with
Chiuese Policy Against the Chinese
There is one way of solving the Chin
ese question which a correspondent who
signs himself " Roland" advocates in our :
columns to-day. It has the merit, at
least, of being simple, clear and decisive.
He says : "Shut the Chinese out alto
gether. Let no Mongolians set foot ever
again on the soil of America. He not
merely says this ; he argues it, a. priori
posteriori, on first principles, on last prin
ciples, every way. His letter is bold,
frank, and, in its way, able. It undoubt
edly sums up and expresses the views
held by a large number of persons. It
puts forward these views with a fearless
and naked simplicity. Arguments which
another man would hide or disguise, lest
they should be thought to have their
fountain and origin in class selfishness,
"Roland" proclaims aloud as the off
spring of justice and eternal right. He
has all the courage of his prototype of
Roncesvales. i We have, therefore,given
him a full opportunity of expressing
his opinions and 'maintaining them ; and
it is our duty to reply to them, and to
convince him, if we cau, that he is wholly
in the wrong. ; . ,
"Roland" rests his argument for the
Chinese policy which he advocates the
building of a wall of prohibitive legisla
tion round the country to shut out the
Mongolians namely on two grounds :
First, that "the labor of a cduntry be
longs to the laborers of that country ;"
and that the laborers have a right to in
vite whom they please, as sharers in that
labor; and next that the immigration of
the Chinese will prove the ruin of our
laborers. Hence, it follows that the la
borers of America have a right to de
mand that Congress shall pass a measure
amounting to the absolute interdiction of
the importation of Chinese. Now we
join issue distinctly and directly with
our correspondent on both his main posi
tions. To begin with, we utterly deny that
the undefined class of beings whom "Ro
land" calls "the laborers" have or ever
could have any such right as he claims
for them. Why deny that a majority of
the population has any such right. If
he likes, we will go a step further, and
emphatically say that the whole popula
tion of the United States every man,
woman, and child of them, from Presi
dent Grant down to the little bootblack
on Broadway have no such right, and
never could have it. Of course, the ma
jority could do anything. Majorities
can do foolish and wrong things, if they
please; but they have no right to do
them. No man has a right to say "I
and my friends alone shall cultivate this
whole field of labor." His right to ex
clude anybody from the field can only be
founded on his capacity to do the work
better. We deny that any Congress or
other legislative body has a right to sac
rifice the general interests of liberty and
civilization to the supposed interest of
any class of persons whatever. So much
for "Roland's" assumed right of laborers.
There is no such right, inherent or iun-
Truths Aptly Spoken. A Demo
cratic organ, the New York Citizen, un
der the head of "Wanted A Principle,"
lets drive in the following truthful and
refreshing style :
We hear nothing as to what are dem-
coratic principles at present. Copper-
hcadism was a f ailure, and died the death
it so richly deserved ; the proposal to
pay our debt in greenbacks has been re
pudiated by the nation ; the everlasting
colored gentleman has secured all the
rights he knows what to do with, and a
few more; the woman's suffrage move
ment has not the diguityof a party meas
ure. Democracy is in a state of chaos.
It cannot undergo the irrevocable ; it has
nothing to offer as an incentive to per
sistence. Cannot somebody find us a
few principles ? We are opposed to
lujrh taxes, and in favor ot low taxes ;
but the nation must' pay its debts, and
must raise the means necessarv for this
purpose. We believe in "economy, re
trenchment, and ' reform ;" but so do
many other people, and our example in
this city is not an encouraging one to
follow. We must find a principle or two,
or we shall never get back into power.
ho is prepared to furnish the genuine
Chinese Labor. The Chinese labor
question, as summed- up by the Orego
nian, is simply this : By Chinese labor
the Pacifis States are enabled to open
new sources of wealth which have hereto
fore formed no part of our system of gen-
i j l 4. . a r. r-n.
' . . Taamental. He must show cause tor his
crowding white laborers out ot employ
ment, will actually open up the country
and create new avenues of industry for
white men where they now find nothing
Abandoned. An infant, apparently
not more than one day old, was lelt
within the convent gate of the Sisters, at
Portland, and was found there by some
of the inmates of the institution, on the
morning of the 20th. It was wrapped in
an old red shirt, a piece of an old white
flannel petticoat, aud a piece of blue
blanket. It will be provided with a
Elopement. On last Tuesday says
the Corvallis Mercury, a young man by
the name of Mann, left thfo city for parts
unknown, with a young lady, in quest of
an opportunity for the two to be made
one. They probably brought up at the
nautical Gretna Green over at Yaquina
The same paper says : Mr. George
Biddle left in our office the other day
some raspberries grown iu his father's
(Dr. Biddle's)- garden in this city a
second crop which were finely devel
oped and ripe.
From Jackson County. The Sen
tinel says that thePostmaster at Apple
gate has resigned, and recommends that
the office be discontinued. .
Jas. Sutton has painted a picture of
the falls on Rogue river, which he otters
to sell for fifty dollars. The Sentinel
thinks it is worth $10,000.
The Oro Grande Mining Company has
struck a large quartz lead on Applegate,
in Josephine county, which prospects
well in free sold. The vein is twelve
feet wide, and dips to the northward.
From the Neve we learn that R. H.
Danlap, of Ashland, while out on Evans
creek, found an jmmense bed , of stone
coal. The coal is of a superior quality
and in such quantities as to supply this
section of country for an unlimited num
ber of years.
The same paper states that the town
of Ashland is a thriving place, and turn
ishes employment for every inhabitant so
that they have no such luxury as loalers
in the village.
The official returns of the vote for
Governor of Vermont,' at the late elec
tion, foot up as follows : . General Peter
T. Washburn, Republican, 31,834; Ho
mer W. Eaton, Democrat, ll,45o ; scat
tering, 20; Republican majority over all,
proposed exclusion, prove that it is justi
fiable and necessary, just as he would for
any other novelty in legislation. So we
get rid of his first proposition, and need
not trouble ourselves any more about his
imaginary right of the laborer. -
Who are "the laborers" in the United
States? Does "Roland" mean simply all
those who work with their hands and no
body else? The distinction is clear
enough in most European countries ; for
in some the laborer is shut off by dis
tinct legislation, in others, even in Eng
land, till the other day, he was, and to
some extent he still is, practically distin
guished from other classes by political
disability. But here the distinction
seems both unwise and positively unreal.
Assume, however, that people vho do
manual labor are meant. Why is it wise
and just for these to demand special
rights of exclusiveness which no other
class would be listened too in demand
ing? Suppose we, the writers, were to
insist that none but American books
should be read, that none but native
Americans should be allowed to write for
our newspapers, what ' arrogant block
heads "Roland" would think us. And,
if we were really to demand a legislative
measure tending that way, how sternly
and rightfully he and all sensible persons
would say, "My good fellows, what
America wants, first of all, is good read
ing and writing. If your class interests
stand in the way, then we must push
them aside. ' The nation is not to be
starved and stunted mentally to oblige
you. Stand out of our sunshine." The
same would be said to any other class
to lawyers and doctors, to pries' s and
school-masters, to clerks and scriveners.
Can "Roland" tell us' why those he calls
laborers are to have a divine right of mo
nopoly not granted to or expected by any
other class ? Again : who are the labor
ers to whom belongs the right of exclud
ing strangers ? The Germans and Irish
who landed here for the first time the
day before yesterday or last week ? The
people who were born here, but whose
fathers and mothers came from Europe ?
Or only the descendants of the Pilgrim
Fathers and the lineal representatives of
Peter Stuyvesant's contemporaries ? On
this principle, we think, it would be only
fair to invite the vote of the Indian
tribes on the question whether we ought
not all to take ourselves off and leave the
soil to its original owners. "Roland"
would find himself in some difficulty,
even if his supposed right existed, in de
termining the persons to whom it be
longs and who ought to bo allowed to ex
ercise it. . ,
"Capital and labor," says "Roland,"
"are natural antagonisms." We did not
know that there was yet any one being
living and looking on the earth who be
lieved in this exploded nonsense. Ac
cording to "Roland," the man who buys
is the natural antagouiat of the man who
sells. Can capital get on without labor,
and labor without capital: And can
two things mutually indispensable ' be
likewise mutually antagonistic? ''Ro
land" mitrht as well tell us that two and
two which go to make up four are natur
al antagonisms. "Roland s own , in
stincts, however, soon triumph over j his
hyperbolical assertion ; for he says, with
great truth, that "the workingmen's la
Bor is their capital." What about natur
al antagonisms now? !
But, of course, "Roland's" great point
is that the introduction of Chinamen will
cheapen labor and injure the working
classes just the old objection to rua.
chincryin a new guise. Grant that the
men now in possession have the right to
say that nobody else shall have the right
to come in, if their coming should re
duce the wages of labor. We deny that
the immigration of the Chinese will have
any such effect. The Chinese will help
to develop resources which otherwise
must remain wholly or long unde
veloped ; that is all. We do not treat as
serious "Roland's" proposition that the
land of this country is already sufficiently
occupied. There are still, wo believe, a
few square miles to be had in Texas ;
and we have heard that along the line of
the Pacific railway travelers observe
some clear spaces. Everything said of
the Chinese now would have applied; with
equal or greater strength to the Irish
and German's a generation back, j The
wages of labor are inordinately lowered
where' masses of workers, many of them
only half competent, crowd iuto great
towns and crush the lives out of each
other. But the resources of the United
States are almost unlimited. We only
waut hands to develop them. ."Roland"
speaks of the poverty of the English la
borers ; and means, we presume, the ag
ricultural laborer. Does he reaily im
agine that it is foreign immigration which
has caused this poverty ? Why, in some
English rural districts, where the men
arid women are poor as rats, and miser
able as scarecrows, a stranger, even an
j. nail uuuci , iios uctci uuuv aj via
during the memory of man. Giles Scrog
jrina works and starves where Giles' fath
er, grandfather and great grandfather
worked and starved before him ; and no
innovating Mongolian has ever sat foot
on the soil which poor Giles may only
, but does not own. The conditions
of England and America are wholly dif
ferent. Feudalism and ignorance have
made Giles Scroggins what he is ; free
dom, a wido soil, and the possibility of
owning something, make the territorial
democracy of the United States. "Ro-
and's" alarm at tha Chinaman is only
like his grandfather's protest against; the
"Roland" prophesies that the hosts of
workers who were an army but the oth
er day (yes, and who were foreigners the
other day also) will never submit to the
importation of Chinese, but will have re
course to strife and bloodshed to prevent
it. We have much greater faith in the
justice and the good sense of the work
ers. They know and are proud of the
knowledge that America has elected to
live in an atmosphere of liberty ; and
they will not, for any supposed and chi
merical dread of rivalry, consent to de
mand any of the conditions of a despotic
and Oriental exclusiveness. They will
welcome the Chinaman to America.
They will never consent to turn America
into a China, with a legislative enact
ment for a wall against the stranger. Independent.
The New York Chamber of Commerce
appointed delegates to attend the opening
of the Suez canal.
Brown's collosal statue of Lincoln is
ready to be unveiled at Brooklyn.
The Virginia .Legislature seems very
intent upon electing men to Congress
who will have influence in securing
public improvements. ,
JJx-Uov. Kitter, ot jrennsyivania, nas
died, aged 90 years.
More Spanish troops are arriving in
The diamond fever has broken out in
Australia, and companies are forming to
hunt for diamonds.
It is said that the President entirely
denies that the Rothschilds have ten
dered any loan to this Government.
A fire destroyed Maurick's Petroleum
Refinery in East Boston, with 20,000
barrels of petroleum. Loss, 4U,UUU.
A block of machine shops and tobacco
works, on South Canal street, Chicago,
has been burned. Loss, S 100,000.
Oct. 15. The Louisville Commercial
Convention has resolved in favor of the
line of the 35th parallel for the Southern
Pacific Railroad, which fills the St. Louis
and Louisville people with anger,
The health of Admiral Farragut is
The Herald's Washington special says
he has seen a letler, purporting to be
from M. Ferguet, agent of the Rothschilds
in New York, to a friend in Washington,
statinjr that his pronosition and corres
pondence relative to offering an unlimited
loan from the Kothschilds to our Lrovern
ment at 4 per cent., has been conducted
by him directly with the President at
his request. M. rerguet says the public
announcement in the Herald was evi
dently the result of jealousy on the part
'of the Secretary pf the Treasury, who
was not, consulted in the matter. M.
Ferguet will return to France to-morrow,
but he believes the matter will be suc
cessfully carried out. M. Ferguet is said
to be a partner in Rothschild's banking
house, and was for many j'ears the spirit
of the Paris fiim.
Gen. Thomas made a thorough report
on Alaska, its condition and resources,
in which he takes very different grounds
from Mr. Seward. Ho thinks the prin
cipal if not the only present value of the
new Territory, will be in the effect its
transfer to the United States will have
upon the losing hold of England upon
British Columbia. He thinks the send
ing of revenue and other civil officers
there a useless expense, as the only bene
fit is to those who draw the salaries. He
thinks the military posts should be re
duced, and that the expenses of supply
ing and keeping up a civil sevice very
far exceed the revenue collected. The
Territory wa3 a constant burden to Rus
sia. She held it at great expense, simply
for the benefit ot the Fur Company.
There is no probability of any euiigia
tion in that direction, as there is not the
slightest inducement for any. No mines
of valuable mineral have been discovered,
which would pay to work. There is
Wheat Receipts For the week
ending Oct. 22d, reported as below :
We get the subjoined items
.1. H. Foster & Co
S. Markhara t Son..
.. :1.:J2 47
.. 6 81a
.. 930 21
Circcit Court. The October term
of Linn County Circuit Court convenes
on Monday next. For list of cases dock
eted for the term see- another column.
Fine Apples. A subscriber called
on us last week and presented us with a
nice lot "of apples and pears. As we
were jus out of fruit, the present was in
good season. Many thanks.
Total. Messrs. Beach & Monteith'
have received to date, 64,152 bushels
and 2 pounds of wheat. Their largest
receipts for one day during the week was
about 800 bushels.
Good Diggings. Weaver creek,
Kootenai mines, is' credited with paying
from 820 to $30 per day to the hand.
- Probable Amputation. From the
Portland Herald we learn that Noble
Johnson, brother of vv. Cary Johnson,
of Oregon City, was out shooting Satur
day evening last, near that town, and in
going through the brush and dragging
his gun along, the hammer of one ot the
barrels caught on something and explod
ed the cap, sending the charge through
his right leg, below the knee. The limb
was badly shattered and torn, and will
probably have to be amputated. :
California Matters. A young
Jewess, eloping with a Catholic- from
San Francisco, caused great excitement.
A defaulter of San Francisco, named
Harry Meigs, is the Railroad KiDg of
Horse thieves infest Santa Clara
A female billiardist was on exhibition
at the State Fair.
Recently, at Santa .Cruz, a Mrs
Thompson and two children were burned
L. II. Robie, once deputy-sheriff under
Jacob Stttzul ot Multnomah county, at
tempted to commit suicide by takiug
phosphorous lately in Sau Francisco.
The parsonage of St. Rose Church,
Sacramento, was entered by thieves, who
chloroformed the clergyman and robbed
him of 250 and a gold watch.
The blast at Sucker Flat consisting
of 37,500 pounds of powder, was a suc
cess. .We should think so.
A boy of 14 has been beaten to death
iby his schoolmates in San Francisco.
Hill's great picture of Yosemite has
been sold for 10,000 to Charles Crocker
of Sacrameuto. '
vThe new capital in Sacramento is al-
from the Boi.sc City Chronicle :
A gentleman just down from On
Grande informs us that all the mines
along Loon Creek, nw open, ore paying
wtll. It w now a settled fact that these
mines on Loon Creek are rich and camp
will be livoly next spring. 'I he rt-ported
new discovery between Oro Grande and
Leesburgis believed to be a humbug, so
far as placer mines ore concernqtr", but
some very rich -quartz lias been discovered.
Dr. Thibodo informs us that a team
ster in the employ of Mr. Call, had his
leg badly broken on Monday last. He
was coming d6Vn the mountain and went
to throw the brake on, when the sand
under his feet gave way throwing him
under the wheels, and the wheels passing
over his leg broke it very badly between
the knee and ankle. He was doing well
at last accounts.
On Monday niuht the Faloon of George
Chapman and the saddle shop- of Mr.
Christ was broken into and the money .
drawer taken. From the former about
sixty dollars in greenbacks, and from
the latter only a lew dollars were taken.
We have noticed for -some weeks past.
that there are quite a number of men in ' '
town who have no visible means of sup
port, and it is not at all surprising to us ,
to hear of houses being broken open.
Some one will be caught very soon. -
An aspirant for a teachers' certificate
before the Nevada county (Cal.) Board
of Examination, recently, was asked to
name some of the prominent characters-;-that
fell at Bunker Hill, and answered
that among them were John C. Calhoun,
Andrew Johnson and Andrew Jackson.
Office, No. Ct Front Street,
Adjoining tha Telegraph Office, Portland, Oregon.
Special Collector of Claim,
Account?, Notes, Bonds, Drafts, and Mercan
tile Claims of every description throughout Ore
gon and tho Territori-5, WILL BE MADE A
SPECIALITY AND PROMPTLY COLLECT
ED, as well aa with a due regard to economy in
all business matters intrust :d to his care and tho
proceeds paid over pam'tually.
Heal Estate Dealer.
Sept. 11. tf. .
ALBANY ItETAIL, MAKKF.T.
Albany, October 23
Wheat. Tvhite, bushel 50 (a 55-
Oats, 33 bu?hel ....' :jO-
Potat MS, i bushel 40(tj5U
Unions. Tti bustiel 1 2j
Flour, W barrel
Batter, fi ,
Effgs, fi dozen
Chickens, 5j3 d 'zen
Peaches, dried, J to-
Salt, Los Angciosi "ft, tt.
Syrup, fi gallon.
$4 00 4 50
$2 50.1 00
$1 12ia)l 2i-
plenty of timber and coal, but plenty of j most ready for use. It ia gotten up on
vlh goad quality and easier access, can be
had 1,000 miles south of the Territory,
and as an agricultural region it has no
a tiranu scale, contains ouU panes ot
la-s, the duty on which is S25,0C0.
The doors are- of walnut and laurel, and
cost SilOO apiece.
From Europe. Telegrams state that
a modification of the French Ministry is
talked of and a more liberal programme.
The striko of merchants clerks in
Paris is quite general. They are per
fectly orderly and do nothing to provoke
the police. 7
Advices from Paraguay say that Lopez
has established a new line of defense,
where he has a considerable force and
plenty of artillery. The allies will soon
re-prganizo and resume the pursuit.
Later news says that Lopez has been
pushed from his position.
In Spain the government is generally
successful against the iusurgents.
Yamhill County. The Blade fur
nishes the following from Yamhill county:
An attempt was made to burn a barn
in McMinnville last week. The fire was:
started and burned a sill partly off and
then went out.
Several oat fields were reaped in Yam
hill county last week.
Two new churches will soon he erected
in McMinnville, one by the Episcopal
and one by the Methodist ' Episcopal
Deer are said to de plenty along the
foot hills of the Coast range.
A new bell tower is being erected on
the McMinnville College.
San Francisco. Dates to the 17th
say that the first regatta of the San Fran
cisco Yacht Club took place yesterday.
The flag was won by the Emerald. Peer
The Columbus celebration of the Ital
ians was very creditable. The proces
sion" was large, and an address was deliv
ered in Italian.
Oct. 18. The Pavilion at the recrea
tion grounds was burned last night.
Loss, ?5,000 insured. Two men were
arrested as incendiaries.
A building was burned this morning
in the rear of 914 Market street. Loss,
20,000, partially insured.
Under the head of " Valuable Inven
tions," the Statesman has the following
Mr. M. Stoker, late of Dallas, Polk
county, took two premiums at the late
fair, for inventions made by him, on
which he has applied for patents. The
first is " a high and low water indicator1
for steam boilers. A copper float, inside
the boiler, swims on the water surface,
and by means of the lever to which it is
attached, indicates the stage of water.
The idea is very simple and must work
infallibly. The other is an improved
saw tooth, lor circular saws of the
Spauiding make. It works with less
power than any other and cuts lumber
River Improvements. The Salem
Statesman has the following :
The rock at Bock Island, known to
river men by the name of Bissell Bock,
is to be blasted out this week. The rock
is about twenty feet square, and has
always been troublesome to . steamboat
pilots. The P. T. Co. have heretofore
been putting in wing dams on the shoals
between here and Oregon City, with logs
and brush, that have been, for the most
part, washed away by the winter fresh
ets. The Company recently purchased a
pile-driver, and will hereafter make their
river improvements of a more permanent
character. Mr, Church informs us that
the Company contemplate going to work
immediately with the pile-engine, in
which case the steamer Success will be
detailed for that service.
Upton, of the Corvallis Mercury, has
been gambling. Here's what ho says of
the matter : .Ladies bet on the races at
the State Fair. We know it. We re
olize the fact. "Taking chances" with
one we were relieved of two and a half
with no further effort on our part. It is
seldom we bet, but this is an offer we did
not feel altogether at liberty to decline.
In our simplicity we supposed that it
would be urigrallant in us. We had no
further curiosity in helping out any
" boss" by betting on him, so we steered
clear of ladies driving along in carrages
and proposing . to bet two and a half or
anv other sum. . We were cured. Done
Chicago has started a subscription
which aheady foots up 520,000, for the
purpose of organizing a base ball nine to
beat Cincinnati next year. Her next
enterprise will be to hire a man who can
A honse without children is like a lan
tern and no candle; a garden and no
flowers: a vine and no grapes: a brook
and no- water gurgling and rushing in
I its channel.
Live Freight. A few. daya ago,
says the JMko Independent, a singular
kind of express freight came along in
charge of Wells, Fargo & Co., in, the
nape ot a tinman being, who was way-
billed throuirh from San Francisco to
Missouri, with regular instructions from
the shippers to give tho man plenty of
grubb but not a cent of money nor a
particle ot " red-eye, or means where
with to obtain the same. This fellow had
evidently been " pressing his tansy " for
some time, and his friends concocted this
way to do it, which is not only a novel
one, but most excellent and safe. Wells,
rargo & Co. do business right up to the
handle and follow instructions to the let
ter, and it is safe to bet that the fellow
never " got a smell " while under their
The German gentleman of the period
announces an addition to his family in
this fashion, through the newsoapers
'I have the honor politely to anounce to
my relations and friends, the happy de
livery of my dear wife, Julie, maiden
name Sattmarn, of a health)', strong boy.
Cologne, August 17, 18G9. Eduard
An enthusiastic admirer of the beau
ties of beautiful women, recently startled
"Been to church this morning," he
" To church ?"
"Yes : and such necks ! Full and
white, aud good enough to eat six of 1
them all in a row ; 'watched 'em all
through service. ' Oh, my, what necks."
Noble Johnson, of Oregon City, who
accidentally shot himself in the leg a few
days since while out hunting, died from
the effects of the wound. The nervous
shock received by the wound produced a
sinking from which he, could never. rally.
, San Francisco Markets.
Flour No change since our last re
port. Wheat Demand fair. Santa Clara
81 25; medium $1 35; good milling
51 50 extremes of the market, 11 55.
Oats Light at 51 ; choice heavy,
51 30. ,
Barley Range of market from 77i
to 97 i cents.
New York Flour, 56 509 50.
Liverpool Wheat 10s 6d.
j ... v
j Satisfactory. Josh Billings has
turned editor, and in answer to corres
pondents perpetrates the following :
Gertrude Your inquiry stumps me.
The more I think about it, the more I
Tea, Young Hyson "j lb 1 HO
' Japan, " J 00
" K'ack. " 75(311 00 .
Sugar, crushed, 1 lb 18St
" . ea 16(0,18
Island. " ... 12(5K
Coffee, tb 23(025
Candles, lb 2 56$ 33
lVito, China. lb 1216
Saleratus, lb ICJ
Dried plumg, f ft 15 (a, 20
Dried apples, tb 1 6(0,7
Dried currants., 9 lb ...r u
Bacon, hams, lb " 18(a-J0
" sides, " 14(j;16
" shoulders, "0 lb
Lard, in cans, lb. IT
Beans, ij3 H (ft
Ucvoes' Kerosene oil, gallon (Jill Oil
Turpentine, pnllon $1 25(t;l 50
Linseed oil, boiled, gallon. $1 621(ntll 75
White lead. kejr.. $3 7bi 25
Powder, rifle, "pi lb 75(1 00
Tobacco, 33 lb .... $1 00',l 25-
Nails, cut, lb .. i74
Domestic, brown, yard lofuilfi-r
Hickory, striped, 'p yard..., 16(o)30
Bjd ticking, per yard... 25 ($50
Blue drilline;, 3 yard I6(cfl25
Flannels, yard o0(af62
Prints, fa t colors, 3, yard .-. Ui
Pork, fb j. 5(5
Mutton, t$ lb. "10$1H'
Bee', on foot, "J3 lb 4i(o
To the Taxpayers of Linn Ck
I WILL BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE
Taxes levied for the current year, at the times
aud plaees as follows, to-wit :
Iu November : )
Lebanon. Monday, 22d ; Waterloo, Tuesday,.
23d ; Nye's School House, Wednesday, 24th ;
Brush Creek, Thursday, 25th ; South Brownsville.
Friday, 26th ; North Brownsville, Saturday, 27th.
Iu December :
Harrisburgh, Tuesday, November SOtb, and.
Wednesday, December 1st; Peoria. Thursday..
December 2d ; Orleans, Friday, 3d ; Albany, Sat
urday, 4th ; Scio. Tuesday, 14th ; Franklin Bntte,
Wednesday, 15th ; Santiam, Thursday, 16th ;
Syracuse, Saturday, Istb : Center, Monday, 20th.
As it will save time aud trouble, V hope everr
tax-payer will be prepared to settle4iU tax at tha
times and places above named.
R. A. IRVINE,
October 23, 1869-7tf Tax Collector.
Let every one who wants a Waten, read Una.
Especially if in remote ont-of-the-way place..
Now that the railroad is open, we propose to
give the residents of Orbgob the opportunity of
getting (ingle genuine Waltham Watches at the
The Lowest Wholesale New York Prices.
We sell more Waltham AVatches than any other
establishment in the country, either wholesale oc
rotail ; we send great numbers to every section of
the country by Mail and Express, carefully pack
ed, and in perfect running order. Our plan is
this : You want a Watch, and see our advertise
ment; now, we want you first to write u us foe
our Descriptive and Illustrated Price List ; we
will send it, post-paid, by return mail.' It ex
plains all the different kinds, tells the weight and
quality of the eases, with prices of each ; yon
then make a selection of the kind yoa prefer, and
send ns your order. We will then send you the
Watch by Express, with the biH to collect on de
livery. We give instructions to the Expcess
company to allow you to open the package and
examine tha Watch ; if it suits, you can pay and
take it ; if not, you are under no obligations to
receive it ; and if it is taken, and afterward does
not prove satisfactory, we will exchange it, or
REFUND THB - MONEY.
As an indication of the prices, we will quote
one Watch of our list. The P. S. Babtlett,
Lever Movement, with Extra Jewels, Chronome
ter Balance, Patent Pinion, Patent Dust Cap, and
all the other late improvements, in a Solid Coin
Silver cae, . . .-.
$28 in Greenbacks, or about $20 in Coin.
now, I think I don
be ced both ways, neether may be rite.
Upon the hole 1 think I wood or I wood
n't, jistas I think best or otherwise.'
The Indiana Democrats are divided
about the time of holding their state
Convention. One party favors January,
another midsummer. This blowing cold
and hot has often damaged the Democrat
ic cause before this.
! C. F. Hall, the Arctio explorer, is a
citizen of Cincinnati. '
can't tell. As near as I can recollecKsJ An t. ti... v:j. v-.i. n..j.
't know. Much might same proportion. Do not order a Watch till you
have sent for a Price List, as it contains a great
deal of information regarding tSee Watches that
will enable you to make an intelligent selection.
Dont forget, when you write, to state that you
saw this advertisement in the Alat Register,
and you need not put in stamps for return post
age. AdHreai in full, '
Jewelers and Silversmiths. 618 Broadway, NvT.
We refer, by permission, to ' "
Messrs. Wtu.it, Karoo A co.,' N. T. and San
I. W. Ratvokd, Esq., T. R. Bctxeb, Esq., B.
c. Howard, Esq., 8an Francisco.
W. S, Ho4RM, Virginia e Hy, Nevada. 7