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The Humboldt Branch Kallroad.
A LETTER FROM SENATOR WILLIAMS.
U. S. Ses
ate Chamber, )
N, June 17, 1870. j
H)lTOR OBKC0.S1AN : r :
I have just received a copy of the
Herald at the 31st ult., containing ex
tracts from letters of Representatives
Fitch, of Nevada, and Smith, of Oregon,
attacking rue in a violent and abusive
manner for what I saw proper to do in
reference to the Humboldt railroad bill.
Waiving all matters of persoual nature
at this time, 1 make the following state
ment, which, as the election is now oyer,
may be considered with some degree of
Most of the people interested suppose
that the exciting contest in the last ses
aiwn of Congress about railroad matters in
Oregon was over the question as to wheth
er the West Side Company or the East
Side Company, eo called, should have
the land granted by the Act of 18GG to
aid in the construction of tho Oregon and
California road, but the real contest was
as to whether or not the grant of 1866
should not be abandoned or defeated, and
instead thereof a Dew grant obtained for
a road running from the Big Bend of the
Humbtddt to Portland, commonly called
the I'engra road. By professing groat
zeal for the West Bide Company, was one
way in which, the schemers pursued this
object ; for they knew, as did all who
took pains to inform themselves uoon the
subject, that a bill giving the land speci-
licaily to either company would be de
feated, and thus tho way made clear for
the Humboldt project. Success in re
viving tho grant for the Oregon and
California road which according to the
decision of tho Secretary of the Iuterior
had lapsed was only. attainable by a bill
that did not'undcrtake to decide the mul
tiplied questions at issue between the two
companies. Certain of the - parties
concerned in the Humboldt scheme sug
gested to me that I should content my
self with pretending to support the grant
of 1866, which-I refused to do, qjid with-.
out any aid from my colleagues, and
against a tremendous pressure, I defeated
- a deep. laid flan and secured to the Stato
tho munificent grant of 1866.
I have favored and helped to pass
through the Senate a bill to aid in the
construction of a railroad from Portland,
by way of the Willamette, ITmpqua and
llogue river valleyn, to California; and
also a bill to aid in construction of a road
from Salt Lake to "the Columbia river, to
both Of which the I'engra road has been
steadily antagonized. Powerful influen
ces here interested in the Humboldt
route are open aud undisguised in their
hostility to tho fc'alt Lake and Columbia
river project, and without my constant
and almost unaided support that enter
prise so desirable to the people of Kast
ern Oregon, as far as the Senate is con
cerned, would long ago have been dead
When Mr. Pengra brought his Hum
boldt project before Congress, he was
very determined that it should run on the
east side of the Cascade mountains to
Eugene City, but as we had no assurance
at that time that any thing would be done
with the Oregon and California grant, I
insisted with Mr. Mallory that the road
6hould cross tho Cascade range so as to
ensure railroad facilities to the Umpqua
and Rogue river valleys. Considerable
controversy ensued, but it was finally
agreed that the road should cross the
mountains, to use the exact language of
the bill " in the vicinity of tlie Klamath
Lakes-" and with that clause it was re
ported from the Pacific Railroad Com
mittee. When it was found that this,
bill could not pass for a subsidy iu bonds,
Mr. Corbctt, confident I presume, that
the grant of 1859 would fail, introduced
in the Senate a bill for subsidy in lands
wnicn described the line oi the road as4
following correspondence between the
Vice President of the Central Pacific
Railroad Company aud myself occurred :
54 William Street, New York,)
May 10, 1870. J
Hon. Geo. U. Williams, Washington, D C.
Dear Sir I have just been shown
Senate Bill 112, introduced by Senator
Corbett, March 11th, with your amend
ments reported April 29tb, and I am
quite sure thai no company would build
the proposed road under such a grant. I
eertainly would as soon undertake to
build it without any aid as to accept the
grant with the restrictions imposed by
the Bill as amended. , : .
If we could get a fair crant for a road
from the north bend of the humboldt to
some point at or near Portland, the route
to be selected by the company, I have no
doubt but that the Central and Union
Pacific companies would unite and build
tho road within three years from the pass
age of the Act.
If you could pass a bill making such
grant, it seems to me that it would be
very muoh to the iu teres ts of Oregon ;
that is if railroad facilities are what arc
needed there, "
1; I remain truly yours.
C. P. HUNTINGTON.
The Widow's Trial.
Washington, May 12th, 1S70.
Jly Dear Sir ; I am in receipt of
your letter of the 10th inst., and in an
swer have to say that I reported Senate
Bill 112 in the form and with the re
strictions agreed updn by Mr. Fitch and
Mr. Pengra, who are understood here to
represent the Company named in the
Bill. I have been and am willing to sup
port the Bill without any restrictions as
to the sale of the lands but it is usual to
n'lntr a ComDanv scekinsr a grant to im
poseuch restrictions as they choose with the sajje cf mv oot children.
During the Wanderings of my earlier
days in Europe, I visited the ancient city
oi tiereiora, a place remarkable lor its
picturesque beauty, its order and intelli
gent people, and its numerous charitable
institutions, established and endowed by
benevolence centuries .-aro.-- It is,' also.
adorned by many ancient and sacred edi
fices j it can also boast of being the birth
place of the famous actor, David Garrick.
With what feelings of curiosity I gazed
upon the house in which the great En
glish lloscius first appeared on the stage
of life. There is a . strange imaginary halo
rwhich fancy weaves around even inani
mate objects, when connected with gen
ius. - f: "
I had just finished a general survey of
the fine old cathedral one of those mag
nificent, stupendous structures, which
stand as monuments of the architectural
skill of past ages wlien I was informed
that the assize term had just commenced
in the County Court, so 1" concluded to
vary my recreation by passing an hour or
two there. To a student of human nature,
a Criminal Court affords much matter for
reflection he can there mark the varied
shades of character. 1 entered the Court
and took my place among the spectators.
Tho preliminaries incidental to the open
ing of the Court were passed through and
- the first prisoner on the calendar was
called to appear at the bar; The portly
crier called in stentorian tones, " Silence
in the Court !" "when a poor, wretched
looking woman appeared, moving toward
the rail, which her trembling hands
grasped for support. After a few moments
she raised her head imploringly toward
the Judge Baron Williams and in a
tremulous voice exclaimed :
Oh ! my lord, be merciful to unc, for
opportunity of pleading in behalf of this
poor widow, and vindicating the credit of
humanity and hoaof of my country." To'
settle the legal bearing of this' case, but
little may be said. I ho evidence is a
failure, and you cannot convict tho pris
oner ; I defy you to do it. Her confes
sion amounted to nothing ; she did not
say that she milked the plaintiff's cow,
nor can he prove that she did. Thank
ing you for your patience, gentlemen,' I
leave the case in your own hands, be
lieving that you will perform your duty
by acquitting the prisoner."
The counsel sat down with a look of
triumph, while the Court responded with
spontaneous applause. The Judge, in his
charge, indorsed the argument, and the
jury without hesitation pronounced a ver
dict of A otguuvj.
Never shall I forget the joy portrayed
on that care worn face, at the sound of
those cheering words.
"You are acquitted, my poor woman,
but be-ccareful whose cows you milk in
the future," said the Judge playfully,
being evidently pleased with the result.
On leaving the dock, she turned her
eyes towards the noble-hearted man who
had so eloquently dctended her. -
"God bless you, sir," she exclaimed.
"Aj'e, God bless him' responded
several voices among1 the spectators, who
moved to greet the widow with sympathy
and congratulations. ,
A subscription was forthwith made
and a handsome sum put into the hands
of the poor woman, who hurried along
with a glad, grateful and yearning heart
to find and embrace her little ones.
Ia Gotham the baths are free to all.
The Teuton, Milesian, Swede and Gaul,
The dirtiest fellow can order a stall,
And wash every morning through summer and
And never be asked for a stiver at all ;
But the other day tip spake Oakey Hall
To the head of the Building Committee ;
" 'Twon'tdo," says he, " 'twill raise the old Nick!
Don't wash a man np if you want him to stick
This is plainly a blasted Republican trick
To got the control of the city !"
the view of facilitating the passage. of their
Bill. Obligations and pledges to my con
stituents, however, compel mo to insist
that the road should terminate iu South
ern Oregon, and to show the reasonable
ness of this course, I ask you to consider
the following :
First. The Oregon and California
Company are now engaged in the con
struction of a road from Portland to the
Southern boundary of the State, and I
am assured that such road will be comple
ted with all possible dispatch, unless a
grant should be made for a road direct
from Humboldt to Eugene City on the
east side of the Cascade mountains, in
which event, I have the best of reasons
for believing that said road will termin
ate at Eugene City.
Second.' To run the road from tho
Humboldt to "Rogue river valley would
be a shorter and less expensive route
than any other, whilo it would accommo
date the Goose and Klamath Lake coun
tries, and also the populous valleys of the
Rogue and Umpqua rivers, all of which,
by a direct lino from the Humboldt to
Eugene City, would be left mostly, if not
altogether, without any railroad facili
ties. TJtird. Considering that over the
Humboldt and Rogue river road when
made,' the transportation and travel of all
Oregon in the country north would go to
the' east, until the completion of the
North Pacific road, and silso the value of
the lands along the route, it seems to me
its advantages are sufficient to induce
any enterprising company to engage iu
Fourth. It wa3 agreed upon at the
last session of Congress by all parties
concerned, including the Central Pacific
Company, as I was informed, that the
Humboldt road should cross the Cascades
near the Klamath lake, so as to pene
trate Southern Oregon west of the moun
tains, and with a provision to that effect,
the bill was reported from the Pacific
Railroad Committee, and this is all I pro
pose to do by the pending bill.
I am soTy that I cannot fully adopt
your views, but 1 am confident that your
clearness of vision will enable you to see
that I cannot avoid advocating a railroad
follows : "From a point on the Central connection with tho east, that will acconi-
Railroad at or near the North Bend of
the Humboldt river in the State of Ne--
vada to and ever the Cascade range ofJ-
mountains in the vicinity of the Klamath
Lake, and thence by the most eligible
route," etc. -
Pending the bill before the Committee"
of Public Lands of the Senate and at the
present session Mr. Fitch brought to me
a bill which he requested ma to report
from the Committee as a substitute for
the one introduced by Mr. Corbett, in
which the aligment of the road 'was as
follows: "From a point on the Central
. Pacific Railroad at or near but not east of
the North Bend of the Humboldt river
fn the State of - Nevada, by the nearest
eligible route to a point at or near Eu
gene City, at the upper end of the Wil
lamette valley." I acceded to this re
quest and reported His substitute to the
Senate. : . ...... . . : ' .. ;
When I niade this report I had no idea
or intimation that the Oregon and Cali
fornia roads would not meet somewhere
near the boundary of the StateWest of
the Cascade mountains; but not very
long thereafter I learned in a way that
left no doubt on my mind that it was the
intention of the Central Pacific Company
to run the road which they were build
ing towards Oregon from Shasta, or a
point near there, up . the '-. Pitt River
valley to an intersection with the II um
- feoldt line in the Goose Lake valley, and
thence to Eugene City,. 1 saw at once
what anybody can see, that thia plan
would not only deprive 'the Umpqua and
Rogue river valleys of any eastern con
nection, but in all human probability de-
, prive them, of a road at all. ;
No company, as it seems to me, can af
ford to build. a road from Eugene City
with its terminus at Jacksonville with
another parallel road provided at Eugene
City directly to a connection with the
'Centra! Pacific ;' and besides I. was in
formed by a gentleman here, interested
in the Oregon and California road, that it
would, 'not go one rod south , of Eugene
City if the Pengra road passed Congress
with the understanding: that it was to
diverge at Shasta from -a direct line to
the southern boundary of the, State.
The resolution to amend the bill was
formed only a few days after it came up
ia the Senate, and occurred to dm after I
bad been informed of tho design of the
Central. Facific -Company to divert their
read to the Goose Lake country. Soon
aitsr ih bill bad passed the Senate the
modate the people of the Southern as well
as of the Northern part of the State.
Yours, very truly,
GEO. H. WILLIAMS.
C. P. Huntington, Esq.,
r No. 54 William street, New York.
When I found, contrary, to my expec
tations, that the programme was to run
the California and Oregon road on the
east side of the Cascade mountains to
Eugene city, I changed the substitute so
as to make it in substance like the origi
nal bill, to which, at the time of its intro
duction, Mr. Pengra and all parties
agreed. This is the head and front of
my offending. All that is said about the
advantages xf competing lines is a mere
blind. I know that the purpose is to
crush out and destroy the Oregon and
California road," and the people of the
State being fully advised, can allow it to
be done or not, as they please.- I have
quarreled with friends and subjected my
self, to shameful abuso in trying to" se
cure a railroad to the Southern part of
the fatate. - 1 nave- made the fight for
the most part' single handed and ajono.
Pengra' s bill is still pending,1 and
whether 'the Umpqua and Rogue river
valleys have a railroad or not, remains to
be decided at the next session ' of Con
gress. All of the Nevada delegation and
both, of my colleagues, with, the Union
and Ceutral Pacific Railroad companies,
are in favor of a road on tho east side of
the mountains and terminating in the
Willamette valley. T I am the only per-
Lson in Uongress irom the x'acmc coast op
posing it. When my opposition ceases
the bill will pass. I make no threats or
complaints. I fully recognize therights
of the people of Jackson. Josephine and
Douglas counties, to condemn my course
in Congress, but I am sure they wUl not
complain if I should couelade that they
have disapproved ray action upon j the
Pengra bill, to which I have only been
opposed because I considered it unfavor
able to their interests.
GEO. II. WILLIAMS.
A gentleman, whose" custom it was to
entertain very often a 'circle of friends,
observed that one . of them was in the
habit of eating something before grace
was asked, and determined to eure him.
Upon a repetition of the offense he said,
"For what we are about to 'receive, and
for what James Taylor ha3 already re
ceived, the Lord make us truly thank
ful" The effect may be imagined.,
X' 1 t t.t.l.l -: -
ture of misery, poverty, and despair,
I than that poor woman presented, as sho
stood there, scantily attired in her worn-
out widow habiliments. Sorrow had
plowed on her brow deep lines of care,
"sharp misery had worn her to' the
bone." There she stood, arraigned be
fore ono of the highest functionaries of
the crown, charged with the terrible
crime (?) of taking milk to satisfy the
cravings of her starving children !
The prisoner, it appeared, was a poor
widow, with five children depending upon
her fpr bread, aided only by a small pit
tance allowed her by the parish. About
ten o'clock on a certain night she was met
by the principal witness against her, a
farm servant; she held in her hand a small
pail containing milk, and was crossing a
stile in close proximity to a field where
were a number of milch cows belonging
to the master of the servant referred to,
who concluded that she had been felon
iously milking those cows, arrested her,
and in spite of all her entreaties and pray
ers, hurried her into the presence of the
indignant farmer, who was deaf to all her
cries ot mercy. In his opinion the majesty
of the law should be vindicated ! She1 was
soon ushered before a " capon-lined" Jus
tice of the Peace, to whom she made a
confession in the following words:
"I may- as well tell the truth ; I did
milk a drop of luilk for my children.
Forgive me, and oh ! for God's sake let
me go home to my poor hungry little
ones." But the farmer was inexorable,
and the poor creature was. ruthlessly
"dragged to the village lock-up, and on
the following morning was conveyed to
tho County Jail, a distance of 20 miles,
where she had lain for more than four
long, weary months. The children had
been taken ' charge of by the parochial
authorities,-and the poor mother had not
been permitted to see them during the
period of her confinement. . ,'
Her trial commenced, and notwith
standing her confession before the
Justice, she pleaded "Not guilty." The
first witness was the stolid, sleek-looking
servant, who gave his evidence with as
much emphasis"and air of importance as
if aiding in the conviction 'of some ter
rible desperado. Then followed the cor
pulent, ruddy farmer, who had never felt
tho pangs of hunger, and probably be
lieved it to be a fable and the word a mere
abstract term "signifying nothing."
Next appeared the Justice with his
self important gravity; ho testified to the
prisoners confession. The case seemed
to be clearly made out against the poor
woman, who stood trembling with fear
and dread of further imprisonment.
"Have you any counsel engaged?"
asked the Judge, in a gentle tone. -t"
"No, my lord," she replied sobbing ;
"I am poor and friendless."
" At that moment, a noble-looking man
Sergent Godson bless him ! rose up.
"My lord," said he, " I will undertake
the prisoner's defense." . '
, I confess I was at a loss to conceive
how ho could succeed in -defending a
cause so clearly proven, coupled with the
confession, t But the shrewd sagacity of
the talented lawyer enabled him to pene
trate deeper. . V ' '"''"
"Let the first witness be ' called," he
said, with calm dignity. :
- 1 ho rustic " soon appeared upon the
stand. . ' . .
"Now tell on your oath," said the
counsel,' "were there not- other milch
cows, the property of the other farmers,
in fields adjoining that belonging to your
- "There were, sir."
"Can you swear the prisoner milked
yonr master's cow ?"
"I think she did." '
"Can you swear she did V "
' "I cannot, because I did not see her
; 'That will do,"'' said tho lawyer, with a
smile. Then, turning to the jury, he
delivered one of the finest impromptu
forensitf efforts I have ever heard. . What
eloquence 1 What pathos ! How he
dilated on the sufferings tf the prisoner 3
her long, gloomy 'i incarnation j s her
separation from her children ; the an
guish she must have felt; the temptations
of poverty, and tho need of charity. His
pathos touched the hearts of all present ;
even the Judge was moved to tears.
Then followed a scathing denunciation of
the heartless farmer, who quailed - and
blanched beneath the burning words. "I
could not," exclainSed the orator, "repress
my indignation and I believe that every
Christian man in this Court feels indig
nant at one of the most heartless cases
of inhumanity which has ever come . un
der my notice, and I thank God for this
Had DoniS Enough. A Revolution
ary soldier was running for Congress, and
his opponent was a youny man, who had
'never been to the wars,' and it was tho
custom of the old Revolutionary to tell of
the hardships he bad endured. Said
'Fellow citizens : I have fought and
bled for my country. I helped to whip
the British and the Indians. I have slept
on the fiehi of battle, with no other cov
ering than the canopy of Heaven. I have
walked over the frozen ground till every
footstep was marked with blood ' --
Just at this time one of the sovereigns,
who had become greatly interested in his
tale of sufferings, walked up in fornt of
the speaker, wiped the tears from his
eyes with the extremity of his coat-tail,
and interrupted him with :
'Did you say you had fout the British
and the Injing ?'
'Did you say you slept on the ground,
while serving your country without any
'Did you say your feet covered the
ground you walked over with blood V
'I did,' said the speaker, exultiugly.
'Well, then,' said the sovereign, as he
gave a sign of tearful emotion, I guess
I'll vote for t'other fellow ; for Fll be
blamed if you ain't done enough for your
Nora Talks Biz. Miss Nora O'Neal
has answered the chap who called her
"darling," "sweet," and all that. Here
it is :
Oh ! you say you are lonely without
me, that you sigh for one glance of my
eye ; you re blarneying always about me
oh! why don't you to papa apply?
You men are so very deceiving, I can't
believe aught that you say ; your love I
will only believe in when my iointure is
made "au fait." This trash about eyes,
voice and glancing, may do for a miss in
her teens; but he who to me makes ad
vances, must talk of his bank stock and
means. . You beg me to go galivanting,
to meet you at the foot of the lane with
a kiss, too! why man you are rantin !
do you think I am wholly insane ? When
you woo a lady of sense, sir, don't whine
about sorrow and tears ; it's a matter of
dollars and cents, sir, no tale of romance
interferes. Oh ! poverty is not very
funny (my style I'll not try to conceal),
if I cau't get a husband with money, I'll
live and die Nora O'Neal.
Retaliation. Weoverheard a queer
thing from a little fellow about six years
of age, a short time ago. The subject
of wedding cake had been introduced in
the course ot conversation, in which the
father was taking a part.
"Father," said the little fellow, after
having apparently reflected intently on
something, "I shan't send you any of my
wedding cake when I get married."
"Why so ?" was the inquiry.
"Because," answered the little fellow,
"you didn't send me any of yours.",
Th,e last year that Davy Crocket was
in Congress, a political jolification was
held, professedly in honor of the birthday
ot Jefferson. Davy met several of-the
company going home from the festival,
and thus graphically described their con
dition : "They were so drunk, that 'I'll
be if either of them could hit the
ground with his hat in three times throw
ing." ' : , . .
"Gentlemen." said an eminent counsel,
"there are three points upon which we
rely for the defence. In the first place,
the kettle, was cracked when we borrowed
it ; in the second place, it was whole
when wo returned it ; and in the third
place, we never had it."
A Massachusetts editor says : A man
who is owing us a little bill said ha would
call last week and pay us if he was alive.
He still appears on the street, but as he
did not call, it is naturally supposed that
he is dead, and is walking around to save
funeral expenses. ; V:V :
A lady, writing in a Glasgow paper,
says ti "English women have- become
tired of tho monotony of being beaten to
death by their husbands, and feel that
they are entitled to the interest which
the substitution of poison or- the daer
tor tho bludgeon would bring ; intothe
"My dear," said the sentimentat Mrs.
Waddles, "home, you know, is always
tho dearest spot on earth." "Well, yes,"
said the practical Mr. Waddles,5 "it does
cost mo about twice as much as anv other
spot." . ; ,.; ... . 3
t "BedaJ," said an Irishman, ."if a
Yankee- were cast away on a desert island
he'd begin selling maps to the inhabit
ants." :. . - .. - '
'Tis ever sew, as the seamstress said.
An Albany lady is moribund from a
Ladies will please get their ages ready
for the census- man.
Mrs. MeFarlapd is still, recuperating
in her Jersey home.
May a "vivandiere" under twenty be
said to be in her can-teens !
- When a man marries a vicious woman
he becomes possessed of a devil.
. Jealousy in married life is described
by the French doctors as "Zoanthopic in
Baltimore lost thrco citizens by assas
sination. Scotland has had the unwonted sensa
tion of an earthquake.
Iceland threatens to secede from Den
mark and set up on her own hook.
Maine is now bragging of a matron,
in her seventeenth year, the mother of
Last year 325 marriage licenses were
issued in Linn county, Iowa.
"The bachelor has to look out for num
ber one the married man for number
Why should Sampson have made a
good- opera singer ? Because he could
so easily have brought down the house.
The great difference between Noah's
ark and an archbishop is that one was a
very high ark, and the other is a hierarch.
Miss Ann Carry, niece of Gen. Samuel
i Cary, of Ohio, is preparing to engage in
the -practice ot law.
Though men boast of holding the reins
tho women generally tell them which
way they must drive.
The hairdressers' shops of Madrid are
crowded with poverty-stricken Spanish
girls, anxious to sell their hair.
All the women of Utah, married and
single, oppose the abolition of the plural
ity of wives. Their motto is, "More
man." A dentist out west had to give in the
other day; a lad wanted a ew set of
teeth put iu a fine comb.
A certain girl in Nevada City likes to
make bread, because it cleans her hands
Iowa College has been astonished by
the exploits of a party of "sweet girl un
dergraduates," who walked 15 miles in
An Indiana wife, who scorns divorce,
has caught her runaway husband, had
him fined $250 and locked up for six
A lady, who is a bit of a blue, calls
the little memorandum that the. butcher
sends in with the meat, "Peneilings by
A Wisconsin lumberman has been ex
citing the entire State by purchasing a
$5,0U0 shawl for his wife. The other
lumbermen's wives arc especially agitated
on the matter.
The Woman Suffrage Association at
Pittsburg, Penn., composed of thirty-five
members, is delicately classed as "nearly
all gushiug young majdens.
Brigham Young has just been refused
by a transient young lady, whom he asked
to become Mis. Young No. 78. She said
she was small and didn't like to take her
chances among so many jealous women.
A few mornings since, two gentlemen
were accosted in the following magnilo
quent terms by a beggar: Gentlemen,
will you administer the balm of consola
tion to a debilitated constitution ?
The demi-monde of New York held a
sylvan soiree dansante at Elm Park on
the afternoon aud evening of the 28th
ult. Over 10,000 men and women were
present, including prominent citizens.
Some ' indiscreet mice rubbed some
matches lying amongst gun- cotton in a
billiard ball factory, at Albany, (N. Y.),
and were blown up for it, together with
the building they were in.
Koopmahschap has agreed to furnish
fifteen hundred Chinese to Alabama and
Tennessee. Fivo hundred have already
The republic of Colombia proposes an
alliance of the Spanish-American repub
lic to secure the liberation of Cuba and
Porto Rica by force if necessary.
A duel between two young lawyers of
Memphis occured opposite that city in
Arkansas on. the 28th ult. One of them
was fatally shot.
About one-third of tho treasury, notes
recently stolen from the Treasury . build
ing, have been recovered. One man is
under arrest charged with the robbery.
The examination of : cadets at West
Point is concluded. Result Forty-eight
out of sixty-six applicants failed and had
to return home. '
There were more American vessels in
the Thames in June than at any time
since the war.
Vessels are daily arriving at the New
York quarantine ground with yellow fever
on board. . .
The joint resolution concerning the
Southern Pacific Railroad - of California
has received the President's signature.
- A thousand dollars worth of smuggled
hair was taken ; from the passengers on
the Steamer Denmark.
They have an anti-vaccination league
in London, which demands the repeal of
all vacination laws.
Tho Pope has appointed three Bisheps
for America, to fill the Sees of Spring
field, Havre de Grace and Port au Prince.
' The London Time expresses its aston
ishment at the splendor and comfort of
the Pullman trains crossing tho continent.
v A ladies', croquet tournament for all
England was held at Ambledon Common
Two Chinese were married in Newark,
New Jersey, on the 27th ult.
Hot weather prevails at the East, and
cases of sunstroke arc numerous.
' ' , OF THE ';.
UNITED STATES of AMERICA,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
LIFE INSURANCE CO.,
Chartered by special Act of Congress,
Approved July 25, 1868.
CLARENCE II. CLARK,
W. G. MOORIIEAD.
OEORGE P. TYLER,
J. niNCKLEY CLARK,
V.. A. ROLLINS,
HENRY . COOKE,
W. F. CHANDLER,
JOHN D. DEFREE3,
H. C. FAHNESTOCK.
CLARENCE E. CLARK, Philadel.hia, P
JAY COOKE, Chairman Finance A, Executive
HENRY D. COOKE, Washington, Vioo Presi
dent. EMERLON W. PEET, Philadelphra, Secretary
E. S. TCRN'ER, Washiugiwu, Assistant f?c
refarv. FRANCIS . F MIT II, M. D., Medical Director.
J. EWING MEARS, M. D., Assistant Medical
THE attention of persons contemplating in
suring their lives, or increasing the amount
o! insurance they already have, is called to the
special advantages offered by the NATIONAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
OF MEW YORK.,
Policies Exempt from Execution.
THIi ADVANTAGES OFFEIIED
The National charter, tho largo capital, the
Low Rates, the cominon-sunse plan, the definite
contracts, the honorable and fair dealings, the
Non-Forfeiting Policies, the perfect security,
the liberal Terms of thu policies, eto. , etc., rend
ers the NATIONAL LI1E INSURANCE COM
PANY of the United States of America worthy of
the patronage of every bubioes man. -
This company, during the sixteen months of
its existence, has issued
The extraordinary rapid progress of the cotr
puuy attests the estimation iu which it is held by
the public, and the large amount of new business
transacted it is tho best evktence of the popular
ity of its principles, nnd its adaptability to meet
the requirements of its Assurers.
OVER 21,000 MEMBERS.
PURE LY MUTUAL.
Dividends paid one year from date of
Policy. - " ;
All Policies and Dividends Non-Forfeitable.
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Over 8,000 Policies ' meI
- in I8;y.
fpiIIS COMPANY rOPSESSES -A COMBI
- JL nation of desirable features which no other
organization can claim. Its growth has been
steady, its success marked. , Its system of busi
ness is pre-eminently adapted to benefit the hold
ers of its Policies.
M'KENNEY & LINDERMAN,
Central Agents, 131 Montgomery street, Fan
Francisco, directly opposite Occidental Hotel.
ITS POLICIES ARE NEGOTIABLE.
By the Charter of the Company, certificates of
obligatioas will be issued, agreeing to purchase
its policies at their value which, when accompa
nied by the policy duly assigned or transferred,
are negotiable, and may be used as collateral se
curity, in making loans from tho Company or
from other parties. . . .
The Hon. Jno. E. Saaford, Insnraace Commis
sioner of Massachusetts, in his Report for 18C8,
speaking of Dividends In Life Insurance Compa
nies, says , " The sooner such guarantees cease
to be made, and such expectations created, the
sooner Life Insurance will coma to rest on its true
motive, and men insure their lives for security,
and not for dividends. The best and the most
popular companies will then be those that prom
ise only equity, and render all that they promise,
and furnish the best security, with the most up
right and judicious management.'.'
' By the Stock plan the full cash . effect of tho
premium is immediately secured to the insured,
the Company taking all the risk. By the Mu
tual plan, the full value in insurance of the pre
minm paid, is not secured to the policy-holder,
who takes a portion of tho risk himself."
Policies Issued Iu
Ciolcl or Currency.
WM. E. HALE, MANAGER.
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WELLS, FARUO &-CO.,
' GENERA , AGENTS '
FOil'TIIE PACIFIC COAST.
J. C. JflENIIENIIALL.,
. TRAVELING AGENT
For Oregon and Washington Territory.
Albany, September II, 13(59 . '
General Agent for Oregon and Territories,
Nov f, '69-9y '' '' '. ' .
O O ''O JOt S
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That Photograph Best,
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BLACK, BROWN, GREEN, SCAR
LET, M0R00N, and deep ORANGE.
Those that tako White, or nearly so, are
Purple, Blue, Crimson, Pink, &c.
Sept. 18, 'C9-2
: J. A. WINTER.
LANK Deeds, Mortgages, etc, on hand -
latest styles, and tor sale low, at this ome
Notice. ' - j
npHE CO-PARTNERSHIP of the nndt rsignedf
1 doing business in Albany, Linn county. Ore
gun, under the firm name of O. P. Tompkins A
Co., is dissolved by mutual consent, to take effeci
from the 6th instant. W. "II. ; McFarland hag
purchased the entire stock of merchandise, also
the notes aud accounts duo the firm. lie will
continue the busint is under the firm name of W.
II. McFarland & Co. Either party will sign in
W. II. McFAlCAND.
Albany, May 8,lSJ0-4t3e
STOCK HOLDERS' ELECTION.
NOTICE. : "-"
The stockholders in the Willamette Valley
and Cascade Mountain Wagen Road Company,
will hold their annual election for a Board of
Seven Directors, at the Court House In Albany,
Oregon, on the second Tuesday, the 12th day of
July, 1870, at 1 o'clock P. M
. JASON WHEELER, Tres.
James Ei.cixb, See.
Albany, June 17, 1870-41 w3
CHEAP SEWING MACHINES.
fJftOQ UOMK SHUTTLE SEWINaV(5r
jgJO Machine. A double-thread yjs&Cj
UJt-stitch Shuttle Machine ; stitch alike on both
(ZfGf Colob rated Common-Sense tGt
JfitAJ Family Machine. Both ma
chines fully Warranted for . I years. Machines
sent to any part of the) eoaat by express, C. O. D..
Agents wanted in every town on the Pacific coast.
Liberal commission. '"
Heme Shuttle Sewing Machine Co.,
2y . Q. a. TRAVER,
- - ; ' 181, First St., Portland-
niravinninu.n I I
GILBERT CnO., ACirjTC.
3ALF..M, OREGON. ,. .
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