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Oregon City, Oregon :
Saturday, November 3, 1866.
Mexican Affaiks. Rumors pre
Tail of negotiations for an American pro
tectorate orer Mexico. It is said that Lower
California will be ceded and a new boundary
drawn through Chihuahua and Sonora.
General Sheridan has instructed General
Sedgwick to warn all adventurers of any
party or pretended government in Mexico,
or in the State of Tamaulipas, that they will
not be permitted to violate the neutrality
laws between" the Liberal Government of
Mexico and the United States, and they will
not be permitted to remain in our Territory,
or receive the protection of our flag in order
to complete their mechinations for the vio
lation of our neutrality laws. These in
structions will be enforced against the ad
herents of the Imperial buccaneers repre
senting the so-called Imperial Government
of Mexico, and also against the Ortega,
Santa Anna and other factions. General
Castelnau arrived at Vera Cruz on the 12th
of October. His instructions are to send to
France in two detachments all French troops,
lie brings besides,a message from Napoleon
to ilaximilian, advising him to abdicate in
favor of anybody he pleases, and to go home,
lie is authorized to offer Maximilian the pro
tection of the French flag, with a view that
he return in safety.
Elections East. We learn from
telegrams to the Oregon ian that the elections
Last have uniformly resulted in large Re
publican gains, Not a State has been lost
the Congressional plan of reconstruction
has been strengthened. Vermont elects
Justin S. Merrill Senator for the full term,
and Foland for the vacancy until next March;
also Edmunds for the balance of the teim he
now occupies. Pennsylvania elect the
Uuion ticket. Western Virginia elects a
Union Governor, Boreman, three Congress
men, and all the legislature. The Indiana
official vote is, for Secretary of State, Trustin,
Republican, 1GC,61S; Munson, Democrat,
255,190. It will be seen that the totals are
iu all cases largely increased over the votes
for Lincoln and McClellan, two years ago.
Modesty and Cheek. The follow
ing telegram was sent from London through
the cable, at a cost of $ I per letter. It shows
American modesty and English cheek. In
asmuch as Americans generally " don't care
a cuss" for the opinions of the English press
it is rather brassy :
London', Sept. 12, 1SG6. The Morning
Pout of to-day in an editorial warmly ap
plauds the policy of non-intervention of the
United States m the war between Spain and
the South American republics Chile aud
Peru and cordially approves the modera
tion evinced by the" United States in regard
Hare Curiosity. A few days ago
the workmen employed in blasting rock at
Oswego turned out a family of turtles, not
very young, it is presumed, as they must
have been encased for ages. Dr. Chapman,
of Portland, was presented with the lot. The
Oregonian says seven of them, about as wide
as a half dollar, were able to be about and
were quite lively, while two others were yet
in the shell.
Commercial. The steamship Ori
fiimme, cleared from Portland for San Fran
cisco, on Thursday-evening. The monopoly
steamer Pacijic, and the opposition steamer,
the Mont-ana of the Anchor line, are now en
route to Portland, and will clear during the
Times in Montana. Tne Helens
end Virginia City papers boast of lively
times, good mining, and rich new discover
ies throughout that country. Some who
lately returned trom there tell a different
story, but circumstances corroborate the
itatements of the papers.
Big Thing. The Avalanche says
the Poorman continues to yield as rich as
ever, and the ore from the mine furnishes
steady employment to thirty-five stamps,
aside from the richest ore, which is boxed
up and sent East.
Bishop Kavan aug ii. Bishop Kav
anaugh has lately arrived in Oregon. He
bs been presiding over the deliberations of
the annual session of the Columbia Confer
ence of the M. E. Church South, in session
at Corrallis the past week.
New Discovery. Mr. John R.
Foster informs the Orcaonian that hill dif
gings were discovered last week within a
luile and a half of Umatilla city, on Umatilla
river, which prospect from 5 to 10 cents to
Walla Walla Furnace Among
the pieces of new machinery beinj made at
the Willamette Iron Works, Portland, ire
castings for a new cupola furnace being put
up at Walla Walla, by Phillips k Co. "
Oregon Volunteers. The Ore
oottian says Capt. White with his company
" I," of the Oregon cavalry, is on his way
to Fort Vancouver for muster out. Capt.
Sprague's company of infantry will then be
the onlv Oretron soldiers left in the service.
The Branch Mint. Sheritt &
McGraw, the Dalles counterfeiters, have
been committed for trial, in default of bail.
The coin said to have been ' minted" by
these fellows has found its way, in small
Minis, into the Willamette Valley.
New Post Route It is stated on
the authority f the postmaster at Jackson
ville that a post route has been established
from Jacksonville to Silver City, Idaho, by
tho way of Ft. Klamaih.
Eon Honolulu. We understand
that Mr Dsrid McCully, T. McF- Patton,
and several other prominent citizens of our
State, will be passengers for Honolulu by
the bark A. A. Eldridge.
A. T. Stewart intimates his readi
ness to give $1300,006 for the, erection of
tenement houses for loiserring poor of that
city, the condition bcin that the land re
quired be prorided.
JOn tile War Path. Company F,
14 th Infantry, commanded by Lieutenant
Kistler, left tuc .Dulles for Camp Watson j
Ltot TUuraJav. '
Resources of the Willamette Valley.
In our search after gold and silver in other
portions of the State, and in the adjoining
Territories, we have almost overlooked the
wealth that remains undeveloped in this
valley, and is widely dispersed throughout
the entire State. These consist principally
of agriculture and wool growing. The peo
ple of the State are the masters of enormous
wealth in this respect, and yet they seem
almost unconscious of it, We see the value
of the wool product by a glance at the as
sessment returns for the vear, and from sta
tistics such as we have been able to collect
from parties with whom we have recently
conversed on the subject. The wool clip
for 1866 has largely exceeded that of any
previous yesr, which is evidence that the
farming community have taken a more
lively interest in the matter. It is believed
that the entire clip has now eome forward,
and it has generally been in good condition
but not in that excellent condition that is
far better for all parties concerned. The
practice in vogue of buying and selling wool
without having it first properly graded
works disadvantageously, and ought to be
remedied. Notwithstanding tbis,the increase
in the growing of this article in our State
shows the progress that is making in the
production of this essential to the wants and
comfort of the people. Last year the clip of
the State aggregated about 900,000 pounds.
For 1866 the following amounts have been
purchased for supplying the demands of
our home manufacturers :
Salem Factory 400,000 lbs.
Oregon City 35u,00u "
Browusville " 150,000 "
Dallas " 75,000 "
There has been exported by parties, lots
as follows through Portland :
Cook k McCully 123,000 lbs.
Ross, Demster k 'Jo 50,000 "
Goldsmith k Blauding 25,000 "
Clark k Perkins 25,000 "
And private parties at least 50,000 "
Total 275,000 "
Lord k Peters, and others have shipped
from the State, via Crescent City, not less
than 125,000 pounds giving us an aggregate
for this year's clip of 1,350,000 pounds. This
aggregate has been somewhat swelled in
consequence of shipments from east of the
Cascade mountains. We may safely pre
sume, however, that the clip of wool for
167, in the Willamette Valley, will go ma
terially over the above figures, and it is
reasonably expected that 1,500,000 poun-Js
will be the aggregate. It is hardly proba
ble that the prices current the past year
will diminish, which, for that amount of
wool would leave the producers 375,000,
and the increase of their flocks.
TnE People's Transportation Co.
Since the People's Transportation Com
pany came in possession of the property
they now own and control at this place,they
have proven an era in the growth and pros
perity of the city. Their immense works are
now nearly completed and ready for use.
The basin extension was commenced on the
12th oi last August, under the superintend
ence of Capt. J. Kellogg, and according to
his own plans. The new arm or extension
nearly reaches their Canemah warehouse,
and is raised higher than the high water
mark of 1S01. It is constructed as follows :
Three parallel timbers 15 inches square (all
the timbers average this size) are bolted to
the bedrock with 1 1-4 inch iron. Cross
timbers laid on and bolted to form a bot
tom; three timbers are bolted on each side
with cross-ties every ten feet, 17 feet high.
This huge bin of timber and iron is 2,1 00 feet
long, 20 feet wide in the main on the top, and
82 feet wide at the angles, and from 12 to 17
feet high. There were twenty-two tons of
iron bolts used to fasten this ponderable bar
rier, and the workmen are now loading it
with hundreds of thousands of tons of rock.
Our Woolen Factory. We say
" our woolen factory" because of the fact
that now editorially 44 we" are directly " in
terested" in everything that appertains to
the prosperity of Oregon City and the county
of Clackamas. Well, our woolen factory is
in full operation. Eighty operatives men
and women are employed every day no
Chinese trash among them. Twenty thou
sand yards of superior woolen goods are
manufactured every month. The new ma
chinery, due from the East some time, is ar
riving Three of the new "jacks" have been
set up. When this all arrives the Oregon
City factory will have eight spring jacks,
six setts of cards, or eighteen breakers, and
twenty-five looms. An addition to the build
ing 60 feet by 50, four stories high, will be
built next season of brick, to conform with
the main building now occupied, which is
four stories high, 9o feet by 50. Mr. D P.
Thompson, President, James Winston, Sec
retary, and R. II. Duncan, Superintendent,
take pleasure in showing visitors through
the extensive works. The company have
thus far been unable to get any large amount
of goods ahead of their orders.
Personal. We acknowledge mi
ni erous visits from friends in this county and
other counties of the State during the past
week. Gen. Hamilton of Portland, one of
the old 'uns, called in to see how his old
office now appeared as our sanctum. Mr.
Noltner of the Salem Review, and a gentle
man connected with the Sentinel &t Jackson
ville, have placed us in their debt one call.
Mr. Lewis, of Seller, Frankenau & Co., Port
land, left US a token of hi nnnrenintinn nf
r jt i ik fc. a v . A j
our services. Mr. D. P. Thompson of this I
city, who has been absent on a surveying ex
pedition most of the season east of Fort
Klamath, has returned and resumed his busi
ness among us as President of the Manufac
turing Company. lie called upon us a few
moments, and we learned from him that that
region of country is highly susceptible of
cultivation. It is a section which presents
great inducements to settlers. Mr. Thomp
son surveyed numerous townships, and the
lands are now open to purchase and settle
ment. Serious Accident. A correspon
dent informs us of a paiuful accident which
occurred near Needy on Friday of last
week. A young man by the name of E. L.
Boynton accidentally shot himself with a shot
gun charged with eighteen buck shot. . lie
was standing -en the fence with the breech
of the gnu resting by his feet, when it slip
ped and the kamraer striking a rail it was
discharged, tearing a.vay the muscle of his
arm and loci wins several shot in his shoulder.
Suspended. We regret to state
that the Oregon Agriculturist suspended pub
lication on the ivth for want of support.
Hot?J;o Stimulate Emigration.
The Press of California has recently had
much to say regarding the importance of en
couraging emigration from the Atlantic
States and Europe to California. The Sac
ramento Union has the following upon this
subject, which is worthy of attention in Ore
gon. We quote:
Our State is admitted to be in a more pros
perous and inviting condition than at any
period during the past five years. Its in
dustries rest upon a more substantialbasis.
The capabilities of the country are Letter and
more generally appreciated. It is agreed
that California wants nothing but a large
increase of laboring force to insure her a
splendid development of wealth and power.
But how to get the people? there's the rub.
Except the suggestion that for cheap labor
we must look to China, which is certainly
ready to spare us a million or so of servile
rice-eaters, no practical ideas are broached.
Advertising the magnificent opportunities
offered to the industrious and enterprising
people of the older States by California, by
publishing abroad tempting accounts of the
resources of this region, is an expedient
without novelty or perceptible utility. The
Golden State has been largely advertised al
ready. More books have been written upon
this theme than we can count. From ls50,
when every literary gold seeker who return
ed to his Eastern home with a belt full of" the
precious stuff" felt a call to make a volume
or a pamphlet about the land he had visited,
dovn to the present era, when California
culture occupies a goodly share of space in
the reports of the Agricultural Department
when Eastern journals have regular cor
re pondents here when Bowles' flattering
book circulates by scores of thousands, and
when the wines we produce are daily sold in
the Atlantic cities we have had as much
advertising of our resources aud peculiari
ties as could be desired. The State has
never ceased to be an El Dot ado and a Land
of Promise to the mass of our own people
and to thousands in the Old World. More
over, a steady stream of population has
been flowing to this coast. portion of
those who came have made fortunes and re
turned to their old homes in search of en
joyment, or failed and retired in disgust; but
the chief reason why we have not been able
to show a larger census is that Californians
have been engaged in founding new States
and prospecting new mineral regions from
Montana to Arizona. We have now a
greater permanent population a greater
number of people who have taken root and
become identified with the State than at
any previous period of our history. We
want more of the same sort, for the country
to be developed is vast, and the hands for
the plow, the pick, the loom and the forge
are only numerous enough for a little State
like Vermont. To stimulate emigration to
this inviting region, it is evident that some
thing more than a repetition of its well
known attractions is needed. California is
further from the great hives of white popu
lation than any other Stale except Oregon,
and the main obstacle to an increase of the
tide of emigration is obviously the cost of
transportation. We know that the emi
grants who are pouring into Wisconsin,
Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas could do better
here than in either of those States, and
probably many of those people are equally
aware of the fact. But how are they to
reach California? A party of Eastern poli
ticians and journalists thought the overland
journey such a glorious triumph over the
obstacles of nature that they had to write
books and lecture to wandering crowds on
the subject. It is a weary and expensive
journey by land or sea to reach our Sate
from the Atlantic coast. Now if we had
such a Bureau of Emigration as they have
established in Missouri and several other
States, or if the great landholders and pro
prietors of mines would organize an associa
tion on the plan of those founded in a num
ber of the Southern States before the rival
of the Confederate spirit of exclusion, some
arrangement might be effected lor cheapen
ing the coast of travel to this coast by sea,
while the Pacific Railroad is in progress of
construction, or for advancing at least a por
tion of the passage money to worthy emi
grants, upon condition of repayment within
a certain time after their arrival and settle
ment. An official Bureau of Emigration is
likely to degenerate into a political agency,
and by falling under the control of incom
petent politicians, to turn out an ineffectual
instrument for the work to be done. It
would be better for the parties most deeply
interested in promoting the influx of popula
tion that is, those who have lands to sell
and those who are largeljr engaged iu min
ing to organize an Emigrant Aid Associa
tion and go to work upon a well-considered
system, obtaining the needed light by cou
suiting the plans of similar associations in
the East, selecting energetic and trustworthy
agents aud raising the capital required for
efficient operations. Unless some such or
ganization can be started, it is useless to
talk about encouraging emigration. We
shall have to quietly await the completion
of the Pacific Railroad and the settlement
of much territory between the Mississippi
and the Rocky Mountains, hoping that from
that time forward our population will be
gin to show a large increase every year, and
that then the fruitful valleys and golden
hills of California will obtain their prope
share of the great mass of working hu
manity. Stations, Distances and Eleva
tions. For convenient reference, says the
San Francisco Bulletin, and to illustrate at a
glance the up-hih character of the work on
the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, we
give the following table of distances between
the stations on the Central Pacific Railroad,
and their elevations above the sea:
Arcade 7 70
Antelope 15 180
Junction 18 189
Rocklin 22 209
Pino 25 420
Newcastle 81 930
Auburn 36 1,385
Clipper Gap 42 1,785
Colfax 62 2.44S
Gold Run 65 3,245
Dutch Flat 67 3,425
Alta 69 3,625
Cisco 93 5,911
Summit 105 7,042
This table strikingly illustrates the magni
tude of the work necessary to carry a rail
road across the Sierra Nevada, and the
reader will readily believe that the road is
entitled to rank among the most remarkable
achievements of science and labor combined.
The elevation which it surmounts exceeds
that of all but one of th passes of the Alps,
and is the greatest yet reached by any rail
road in the world.
Coffee. The physical effects of
coffee are well known; it accelerates
the circulation of the blood, but
sometimes causes palpitation of the
heart and giddiness. It has even
been thought to occasion apoplexy
and paralysis. Nevertheless, cle
brated writers such as Fontenelle
and Voltaire made constant use of
it, almost to an abuse. They were
told, it is a slow poison; it was, in
deed, glow for these learned men,
who died , one at a hundred, the other
eighty-four years of age. However,
at the present time cotTee is a bever
age whose powor over our intellectu
al or moral habits has, perhaps, never
been calculated as it deserves, since
it has become general, and almost
suppressed the drunkenness which
disgraced our ancestors at the end of
their grand repasts. Virey.
A telegraphic short hand has been
invented by Captain Bui ton. an
Hon. Amory Holbrook.
At a meeting of the members of
the Bar of the State of Oregon, in at
tendance upon the Supreme Court
held at Salem, upon the 27tn day of
September, 1866, William Strong
was chosen chairman and Richard
It was announced that the meet
ing was called to pay a suitable trib
ute of respect to the memory of our
late brother, Hon. Amory Holbrook,
deceased, whereupon the following
resolutions were nnanimously adopt
ed: Resolved. That we have learned with deep
regret of the death of the llo.v. Amort
Holbrook, late a member of the Bar of the
Supreme Court of this State. That we sor
row because in his death we have lost a
friend, the profession cue of its ornaments
and ablest members, and the State an in
fluential and public spirited citizen. That
we tender to the widow aud family our sin
cere condolence and sympathy under this
affii ting dispensation of Div tie Provider ce
which has taken from them the husband aud
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to the widow and family of the de
ceasec", and another to tlie Supreme Court,
now sitting, with a request that the same be
entered upon the journals ot the Court.
L. F. G rover was requested by
the meeting to present the resolutions
and proceedings to the Supreme
On presenting the same Mr. Gro
ver made the following appropriate
remarks, which, with the resolutions,
were ordered spread upon the jour
nals of the Court.
Mr. Grover said: " Our departed
brother of the profession was, I be
lieve, a native of Massachusetts. He
was a graduate of Bowdo'm College,
Maine; of the Clas of 1842, in which
he was marked for brilliant scholar
ship. Tie studied law in Boston un
der the instruction of that eminent
lawyer, Rufus Choate.
" Having been appointed District
Attorney of the United States for
the Territory of Oregon, he came to
this country in that capacity in 1950,
since which period he has been dis.
tinguished among us as a lawyer oi
high mark, a public officer who has
held many public trusts with fidelity
and honor, a citizen of enterprise, and
a gentleman of the most congenial
" It is no higher praice than de
served to say, that, in the death of
Amory Holbrook, Oregon has lost
one of its best minds and the Bar one
of its most brilliant ornaments."
Mississippi Levees. The estiraas
ted amount necessary to repair the
broken levees of the Mississippi riv
er, and reclaim the productive cotton
and sugar lands submerged by over
flows, is nearlv four million dollars.
Generel Humphrey figures the cost,
and places the Arkansas leeves at
$i,2-0 000; thoe of Louisiana at
S1.-200.00U; and those of Mississippi
at $1,500,000. Total, $3,900,000.
Louisiana made the effort, from her
own resources, to accomplish the
work within her boundaries, but
failed in the enterprise, no one of all
the capitalists of the country show,
ing any willingness to take the bonds
she offered although the interest and
security were considered unexcep
tionable. Congress, at its last ses'
sion, seemed disposed at one time to
make a liberal appropriation for the
purpose a million and a half, if we
remember correctly which would
have gone far towards the cousutn
mafion of the object. It is now
doubtful when this important work
can be accomplished. The war left
the South too much exhausted in fi.
nances to undertake successfully so
gigantic a labor, and it may be
doubtful if the cotton prospects will
justify the attempt trie present year.
Another rise this Fall will probably
flood these rich lands afresh and
produce additional crevasses
losses. Si. Louis Democrat.
Tiie Reese River Reveille de
scribes a singular plunt lately found
growing in the hot water of Hot
Creek district. It is a delicate vine
like plant, almost as fine as hair,
holding myriads of tiny leaves, near
ly imperceptible, and of bright emer
aid green. It thrives only in water
so hot that the hand cannot be borne
in it. Many efforts were made, in
spite of scalded hands, to gather and
preserve specimens, but it was so
tiny aud delicate that it was found to
The Loudon Pneumatic Dispatch,
by which small parcels are transported
from one part of the city to another,
by means of the exhaustion of air
from a tube, is familiar to our readers
It appears, from a report recently
made by the directors of the Pneu
matic Dispatch Company, that 120
tons of goods can be transmitted
through the tube every hour, and that
the cost is less than one penny (two
cents) per ton for each mile when
completed to points outside the city.
A Seeming Difference Only.
A German statistical writer remarks
that the invention of the sewing rna-s
chine has enabled one woman to sew
as much as a hundred could sew by
hand a century ago; but, he continues,
one woman now demands as much
clothing as a hundred did a century
ago so that matters are not so
much changed after all.
TwENTT-six pounds of mulberry
seed has just arrived from Japan. It
cost, delivered here, about eleven
dollars per pound. Wilson Flint
was the importer.
"Caleb1' says there are serious
obstacles in the way of lightning de
spatches, when thev charge for thcrn
like thunder.- .Caleb's right.
Items by Mail.
Some of the dancers of the Paris
opera are paid $30,000 a year.
A silk factory is about to be es
tablished at San Jose, by Messrs.
Neuman & Meyers.
It is computed that T0G,G21 per
sons enter London every day by rail
The journeymen plasterers of San
Francisco struck for the eight hour
A recent decision in Rhode Island
makes the family newspaper a ' ne
cessity" which cannot be interfered
with bv creditors.
Bismark, the Prussian, on whom
all Europeau eyes are now centered,
rejoices in the name of Charles Otto
von Bismark and Schonhauscn and
Cigar-shaped railroad trains are
suggested as a means of decreasing
the atmospheric resistance which is
said to much retard the speed of the
trains built on the present plan.
It is stated that about two thou
sand miners are now at work in
Louisa and Goochland comities, Vir
ginia, and that the average is two
pennyweights a day to each miner.
It is said that the workmen in the
silver mines of Saxony receive only
thirty cents a day for their labor.
Boys of Sfteen years work eight
hours, aud receive twelve cents.
During one month upward of one
hundred telegraph poles were de
stroyed between Salt Lake and the
Sierra Nevada by lightning; an acci
dent that had never occurred before.
There are seven daily newspapers
published in Boston at present, and
this is but half the number that city
boasted many years ago. PhiladeU
phitt has eleven daily papers and
New York has thirteen.
The returns from the gold fields of
Australia for the first six morths of
the present year, compared with the
corresponding period of last year.
Show a decrease this year of 28,801
ounces, equal to $402,816.
The yield of the precious metals in
the United States for 18GG is estima
ted at 885.000,000 by the American
Exchange and Review of New York.
The largest proportion is, of course,
from Montana, Idaho, and Oregon.
A steam railway is to be built to
the summit of Mount Washington.
Half a mile has oeen completed, and
is a success. Between the rails lies
a wrought-iron ladder, in which the
feet of the cogged driving-wheel find
a firm hold. The ascent is one foot
A letter from Dalton, Georgia,
says that one company there took out
$10,000 worth of gold from the mints
n one day, and the capitalists of
New York and Boston are about to
ship extensive mining machinery to
that place for the purpose of working
We are to have a new Ocean Ca-.
ble that is, an out-and-out American
Cable at an early day. Books of
subscription w?re opened at the Com
pany's office, in Broad street. The
caoital stock is $10,000,000. The
route is from New York to Bermuda
via Cape Charles, Va., thence to the
Azores, and thence to Lisbon, in
A cotemtorary, in view of the
startling and sensational heading with
which some journals introduce to their
readers the very meagre dispatches
that come over the cable, there being
generally "ten lines of head and two
of tail," suggests that these sensation
al messages hereafter be called
" tadpole telegrams."
Tiik falls ot St. Anthony are per
ceptibly changing by the breaking
away of the limestone edge, and re
cede at the rate of about ten feet a
year. The owners of the water,
power have decided to check this
process by the erection of inclined
aprons, which will break the force of
the water and conduct it away from
the quicksands which in many places
underlie the rock.
Speaking of a young man who is
in the habit of serenading young
ladies of that city, the Selma Mes
senger says: " For having heard him
declare in tuneful strains, to each of
six young ladies in one evening that
she was ' all the world to him,' we
can safely indorse him as tho most
c harmonious lyre' of onr acquain
tance." Two gentlemen in Iowa recently
traded wives, one giving one thou
sand five hundred dollars " to boot."
The citizens were scandalized by thb
proceeding, and threatened to apply
the boot to him who had received the
"boot," if he did not immediately
leave the county with his new spouse
They left, but the other couple re-mainded.
Good Looks. Young men are
mistaken when they think good looks
their principal recommendation to
women. A woman admires a hand
some man for a time, but it needs
something more than a good looking
face to retain this feeling. A wo
man is, as a general rule, more
strongly drawn by the intellectual
qualities of the opposite sex than by
anything else. What is above said
is also true of the gentler sex. A
man frequently says of some belle:
" Yes, she's very beautiful, but I
thank heaven she isn't my wife!"
Women like to be admired for their
loveliness, and we do not mean to
blame them for it; but it requires
something more than mere beauty to
enable thetu to retain their influence
Where It Was. After one of
the late battles, as a surgeon of the
Austrian army was going his rounds
examining the patients, he came to a
tiralleur who had been hit witnaoui
Iet in the left breast, right over the
region of the heart. The surgeon
quite amazed at the escape of the
man, exclaimed: " Why. my brave
fellow, where in the name of good
ness could your heart have been?'7
" I guess it must been in my mouth
just then," replied the soldier, with a
faint and sickly smile.
Signs. Over the door of a house
in Wilts, England, is the following:
"Shoes mended according to the lat
est and most approved method.
Drowned persons, on application, im
mediately restored, so as to prevent
the complaint ever returning. N. B.
The person must not be dead."
Another business sign, in London, is
this: "Goods removed, messags
taken, carpets beaten, and poetry
composed on any subject."
A Little boy had lived for some
time with a very penurious uncle,
who was one day walking out with
the child at his side, when a friend,
accompanied by a grayhound, accosted
him. The little fellow, never having
seen a dog of so slim and slight a
texture, clasped the creature round
the neck, with the impassioned cry:
" Oh, doggie! doggie! and div ye live
wi' your uncle, tae, that vou are sae
John Randolph is said, upon one
occasion, to have visited a race
course near the city of New York. A
flash-looking stranger offered to bet
him five hundred dollars upon the re
sult of the race, aod introducing his
companion, said: ' Mr. Randolph,
my friend here, Squire Tompkins,
will hold the stakes." " But, sir,"
squeaked the orator of Roanoke,
" who will hold Tompkins after 1 give
him my money?"
A Yoter, deficient in personal
beauty, said to Sheridan: " I mean
to withdraw my countenance from
you." " Many thanks for the favor,"
replied the candidate, " for it is tho
ugliest mug I ever saw in my life."
JAMES M. BI00HE,
Justice of the Peace db City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
"Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties appertaining to
the office of Justice of the Peace. 2:ly
Queens Ware, Lamps, etc.
Importer of articles in the above line,
would invite the attention of purchasers to
his large stock now on hand.
94- F"roTit street,
2:ly Portland, Oregon.
L. T. SCHULTZ,
Importer and dealer in
ME LCD EONS,
JIusical Instruments, Stationery, Cutlery,
Fancy Goods, etc.
10f Frout street Portland, Oregon.
Pianos and all other Musical Instruments
carefully tuned and repaired. 2:ly
No. 38 Front street, Portland Oregon.
Keep constantly on hand a good stock of
Mantle and building stone, suitable for e, 'cry
description of work. Mantles, Tomb stones
and monuments of every style, executed and
set to order. 2:3m
LINCOLN HOUSE, "
Corner of Washington and Front sis.,
IV. C. MATTIIIEUSE,
Of the St. NICHOLAS HOTEL, Victoria,
having taken the above house, wishes to an
nounce to the public that he is noiv prepared to
accommodate guests in a satisfactory manner.
Nothing will be left undone, which Lh in the
poicer of the proprietor to do, to rendsr guests
ORDINANCE NO. .
Be it ordained and established by
the City Council of Oregon City :
That any person running a wagon,
dray cart or other vehicle for hire
within the corporate limits of Oregon
City, shall be required to take out a
license for not less than six months,
and shall pay to the City Collector
the sum of fifteen dollars in gold or
silver coin for said license, and any
person violating said ordinance shall
upon conviction thereof be fined in
any sum of not. less than ten dollars,
nor more than fifty dollars for each
and every violation thereof.
Passed the Citv Council.
J. M. MOORE, City Recorder.
October 20th, 1S66. 2wl
ORDINANCE NO G4.
Be it ordained and established by
the City Council of Oregon City :
That if any person shall commit
the crime of assault, or of assault and
battery, within the corporate limits
of Oregon City, npon conviction
thiirpnf )icfnm tho fiii:nr rr ft t ?
Recorder, shall be fined in any sum
not exceeaing ntty dollars.
Passed the City Council.
JAMES M. MOORE, City Recorder
October gnth, 1866. 2vl
Dissolution of Partnership.
All persons are notified that the
partnership of Elisha Kellogg & Co.,
of MilwMikie Clackamas County,
Oregon, is dissolved by the fraudu
lent acts of C. M. Rohr, one of the
partners, and that I will not be any
further responsible for the acts of
IClisha Klllcgg. i
GHARMAN & BROTHER !
STILL ON HAND!!
After Thirteen Years Experience '.
IN BUSINESS IN THIS CITY !
Under the old Motto !
BEG LEAVE TO INFORM THEIR Xu.
merous customers that they hare just
received from San Francisco one of the larg.
est and best selected stocks of goods ever
offered iu this market, consisting of
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
PAINTS, 01LS, c,
Together with a splendid assortment
BOOTS AND SHOES !
Of every description, all of the best
quality and latest styles Also:
HATS AND CAPS !
Of all qualities and styles, besides
many other goods, too numerous to
Gents and Ladies Furnishing Goods
Kept Constantly on hand !
All of which we will sell at the very low
est price for cash, and we warrant satisfaction
Country Produce taken in exchange for Goodtl
Particular attention paid to Orders
From the Country !
Also; to Consignments of Uoods, anX prompt
Returns Made for the Same !
It is our int?ntion to deal with those who
favor us with their trade, in such a manner
as to secure their confidence and continued
patronage. Flease give us a call at our new
store, ou Main street, Oregon Citj'.
2.1y CHARM AN k BRO.
1 LATENT MEDICINES of all kinds, kept
by CHAR MAN db BRO.
AlL PAPER. Window Curtains nn,l
ll it i . i
i upt;r Bua.ut.-s, kujji. uy
CHARM AN iS: BRO.
TTFTiO-lKVR T nmnc nnH Oil lfrt nnn.
styntly oa hand by
. CHAR MAN c- BRO.
ULL Assortment of rope, nails, etc. far
CHARM AN ct BRO.
rpUBS, Buckets. Wash-boards, Kecler's
JL seives, etc., ' CHAPMAN t BRO.
1ARPET, Matting, Rugs, &c.
by CHARM AN & BRO.
Br VIKTUE OF AN ORDER of Sale Oil
foreclosure of mortgage and execution
to me directed, in favor of Elizabeth
MeGreavy and against It. J. Mc-
Williams for the sum of nine hundred
and fifty one dollars and ten cents
and interest at the rate of ten per
cent per annum since the 22d day of
October A. D. 1866, also the further
sum of thirtv-nine dollars and fihv-
three cents, his costs and disburse
ments, and commai.ding tne to adver
tise aud sell the following tract or
parcel of land to wit: Lot No. two
(2) in block No. twenty-seven (27) in
the town of Mdwaukie, Clickamas
coontv, State of Oieon, together with
the .vppnrtenariees thereto belonging,
I have levied this execution upon the
property described above and will
proceed to sell the same to the high
est bidder at public auction at th
Court House door in Oregon City, i:
said county, on Saturday the 1st day
of December A. D. 18GG at 10
o'clock A. M. of said day to make
satisfaction of the above amount and
cots of salf. Wm. P. Burn?.
Sheriff of Clack-ami County, Oregon
Oregon City, October 30th 183U.
Br VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTION to H10
directed issued out ol the Circuit
Court of the S'ale of Oregon for the
county of Clackamas, in favor of
John D. Crawford and against John
J. Hughes, for the sum of one thou
sand and forty-three dollars and
thirty-five cents ($1043 35) bearing
interest at the rate of ten per cent
per annum and also the sum of thirty-five
dollars and five cents his costs
and disbursements, commanding me
to make sale of the following dis
cribed tract or parcel of land situated
in Clackamas County to wit: Be
gining at the S. E. corner, which
poiut is also the S. VV. corner of
land now occupied by Charles Barn
hart in said county, running thence
North Sl VV. 55 4S 100 chains,
thence South 57 West, 30 8G-100
chains thence south 3U East, 74 00
chains to the Willamette river, thence
down the meanders of said river to
the place of beginning containing two
hundred acres more or less together
... t l-t Vt n . . 1 . 1
wiin inu uppui leiiiiuces iiiereio ue
longing. I have levied this execu
tion upon the above described land
and will proceed to sell the same at
public auction at the Court House
door in Oregon City in said County
to the highest bidder on Saturday
the 1st day of December A D. 1865,
at 10 o'clock A. M. of said day to
satisfy the aboye amounts and accur
ing cots. Wm. P. Burns.
Sheriff of Clackamas County, Oregon.
Oregon City,October 30th 1866. 2w4
ORDINANCE NO 63.
Be it Ordained and established
by the City Council of Oregon City:
That if any person shall keep or
set up a house of ill fame, brothel,
or bawdy house, for the purpose of
prostitution, fornication or leudncss
within the corporate limits of Ore
gon City such person upon convict
tion thereof shall be punished by ira
prisbnment in the City jail for the
term of 30 days or pay a fine of not
less than fifty nor more than one
hundred dollars, or by both fine and
lassed the City Council.
JAMES M. MOO KB, Citv Record'.?.
October 20th t SCO. wl