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Oregon City, Oregon :
Saturday, January 5, 1867.
Scott Mountain. Scott and Trinity
mountains, over which the telegraph line
waa lately down so long, and at which the
mails were delayed, are not easily over
come in times of great storm. They are
high, broad and broken especially Scott
mountain and the practicability of con
structing a railroad in that direction is
quite problematic. The Calapooia range
Is easy, in comparison with the Scott and
Trinity, and it seems that no railroad line
can be laid across of through them, except
at enormous cost. The wagon road which
leads over Scott mountain, connecting the
Rogue river country with Yreka, is about
twenty miles in length, and was raae at a
cost of $200,000 originally, since which
time $75,000 has been expended in im
provements. The road over Trinity moun
tain, connecting Yreka with Shasta, is eight
miles in length, and four years ago had
cost $22,000. These roads were both built
by private enterprise, and have been used
greatly by freighters and packers, between
Red Bluff and the Northern California and
Southern Oregon mines. Recently a party
on snow-shoes were twelve days in coming
from Yreka to Rogue river. The Oregon
Railroad, to connect with the California
line, mustEiieeds go around Scott mountain
and to do this successfully, railroad men
are favorable to the adoption of the route
of the Central Military Road Company.
Deserting his Constituents. John
Morrissey, the Prize fighter, has already
signified his intention of deserting his con
stituents, and what is more strange in this
connection, democratic papers express ap
proval of the fact. Morrissey gives as his
motive for desiring to become a member of
Congress, "that he has e boy who is now
twelve ySars of age, who will have the
benefit of the best education this country
can afford, and will have better opportu
nities than I had at Manage, to start upon
an honorable career. I feel it a duty 1
owe to him, my only child, to make my
record as clear and honorable as possible,
that my manhood may atone for the follies
and errors of my youth." Quite commend
able, surely ; but, "Johnny," remember
that to reward your constituents is a prin
ciple of democracy. How will the pimps,
dead rabbits, and plug uglies of the Five
Points take such a course ? They did not
elect you for, your manhood, but for your
Coxsodated. The San Francisco and
Facific sugar refineries have united their
interests with those of the Bay refinery,
and from this time will work against the
importation of sugars from the east. The
" sweet" war which has for months waged
amongSthe San Francisco refineries will be
terminated by this arrangement, although
ine iaarorma rennery will continue en
tirely independent, aa heretofore, making
Favor the Amendment. Ex Governor
Magrath of South Carolina, and Ex Gov
Holden of North Carolina, are two of the
most notable politicians of the South who
favor the constitutional amendment. Both
belong to the classGwho are politically dis
abled by the third section, and neither has
any great strength in his own State, di
recting the course of popular sentiment
but it appears that a beginning has been
Heavt Mails. The Postmaster General
estimates that there will be 17,500,000 lbs
of mail matter carried for the vear ending
June, 1867, betweenAtchison and Folsom
and that the mail by steamer to San Fran
cisco wtU bo 900,000 S)s.; that to Japan
and China 500,000 lbs., and b$ the United
States and Brazil line $51 .000 ft3.
Eenjamin F. Butler. The New Orleans
Tribune ad vocals the election of Benjamin
F.Butler as President in 18G8. Were he
elected he would make it entirely safe and
proper to hold Union Conventions in New
Orleans, and throughout the South gener
ally. Schuvler Colfax, of Indiana, would
njake a most excellent Vice President.
SrLK Weavers Distress. There is very
great and wide-spread distress among tbe
Lyons silk weavers. The Solid Public ac
counts fo the distress by showing that the
exports in damasked silk have fallen with
in the space of ten years from 7-LO00 000
franca to 11.000,000 francs, and it is ex
pected that this year there will be another
fall of 4,00.000 francs. q
Once More. Friend Noltner of the Re
view, announces that by the 12th he will
c again go on deck, and take command of
"that fatal and perfidious bark." We think
that if he would dodge some of the quick-
. nands of copperheadism. he might be able
to.jiavigate more smooth.
Tatlor's Hotl. The Oregonian ofyes-
tcrday states that John S. 'White, late of
O -the firm of White & Bennett, has purchased
the Taylor Hotel and fitted it up in style.
White is himself a good liver which is the
best recommendation that can be given,
that his guests will be served squarely.
Judge Stratton's Scccessor. Governor
Woods has appointed A. A. Skinner Judge
of the 2d Judicial district, vice Judge Strat-
4on deceased. Judge Skinner has long
l)een a resident of Oregon, and has for
aevcral years past resided at Eugene.
U. S. Court. We see it stated that Judee
M. P. Deady, of Portland, will hold the
next term of U. S. Court aflSan Francisco.
The Judge will undoubtedly have bis
hands full, as it is said that the calendar
presents an unparalleled number of cases.
Oregon Iron Works. At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Oregon
Iron Works, held on Thursday last, the
following directors for the ensuing year,
were elected. A. C. Gibbs, D. McCully,
ja.Biooafi.eld, S- CofSa and W. S. PowelL
llie Pacific KuilroatP.
On the first page of the Enterprise to
day will be found the material portions of a
verv interesting correspondence "upon the
subject of the Union Pacific Railroad. How
strangely the contrast to a very few years
past. We have in our possession an argu
ment against the Pacific Railroad, publish-,,
ed in the Chicago Times, during the winter
of 1861. We quote a paragraph :
" The Pacific Railroad Bill is in great fa-'
vor. when, if there wet'e common sense or
common prudence, or common honesty
prevailing in Congress,, it would have been
indefinitely postponed. The poetry of the
Pacific Railroad evaporated some time ago;
The greater the experience of the couutry
in the" railroad business, the more appar
ent it becomes that a railroad to the Pa
cific would not be remunerative in any
sense, until demanded by the way business.
which cannot be until the vast region be
tween the Missouri and California becomes
populous, by which time the road will have
been built by, private enterprise, if the
government does not interfere. Congress,
however, appeal's to act on the presump
tion that the Pacific Railroad notion is one
of the (real ileas of the age, and assumes
that resources are abundant for the work.
We hear again the old clatter of binding
the Atlantic and Pacific coasts together
with iron bauds, and of drawing the com
merce of India across the continent. We
h ive already for the transaction of intel
ligence, an electric wire running to San
Farneiscu and travel, from ooe extremity
of the couutry to another, by way of steam
ers and the Panama Pailroad "is not re
in ukubly difficult. The commerce of India
will, of course, never flow over several
thousand miles of iron rails, while tbe
ocean is open. Doubling Cape Horn with
a ship load of the products of the East; is
a slight affair, compared with what it would
be to double the cape of the Rocky moun
tains with the cars required to haul the
same goods. The chief excuse now urged
or the road, is, that it is required for mili-
tarv purposes. This proposition is un-
worthy of serious consideration, and hardly
rises to the dignity of being contemptible. 7
Now, the journals of the Atlantic States
work upon the subject with fever heat, and
thoroughly anticipate the wonderful results
which must follow the completion of the
Pacific Railroad. But recently, in review
ing an address of Dr. Magowan, of San
Francisco, upon the rapid changes in com
mercial currents, which is to divert the
trade of Eastern Asia toward these shores
rendering the Pacific States and territories
the loci of the glybe, we took occasion to
remark that the Northern Pacific, as well
as the Union and Central if all completed
would be no more than able to perform
the business required of them. The sta
tistical part of the liefttiblican's correspond
ence go to confirm that belief.
America is truly the World's highway !
New York now communicates with Aus
tralia, sooner by twenty-one hours than
does London. The steam line by way of
Panama takes the Australian mails to New
York in thirty-eight days. Formerly it
reached the same destination, via India,
Suez, and London, in sixty-eight days.
The opening of steam communication be
tween thPPacific States and China will be
the means of a similar reduction in favor
of the American route to Hongkong, thus,
at one glance showing the position of this
continent on the natural route between
Europe and Asia. Generations must elapse
before any direct land route from China
through Russia to Western Europe can be
made available for the purposes of Euro
pean commerce, and in the mean-time the
United States will have so improved their
situation as to establish traue with the
Orient that can never be diverted.
In our opinion the completion of the
the rcu'e from Salt Lake City to Umatilla,
might be made to form a grand connecting
link between the Atlantic and the Pacific
at least for two or three years before the
routes along which work is at present em
ployed from the State of California. To
construct this division would be but a trifle
with comparison to the task of crossing
The Markets. We quote
Craken, Merrill & Co.'s report
ber 29th, as follows :
Trade continues dull, with little pros
pect for chancre the next few weeks. Large
quantities of lruit and flour have accuma
luted, awamns? shipment, ice steamers
running so closiiy together, as to time
leave a large gap between tne departure
of the last of'the three and the arrival of
the first. The Orijlamme arrived last even
ing, bringing ooj tons merchandise, and
the Montana and Pacific mav be looked for
early in the week. The rate of freight per
Orijlamme has been advanced to -So OK pe
ton. This m:iy c heck tbe shipment of Flour
by her. but there is acfull cargo of Fruit
which must eo forward. The Flour and
Wheat market in San Francisco has been
steadily declining since our last, and ol GO
to 1 8;) may be quoted as the extremes
ot good muling to extra: flour irom to
to iG ior superfine and extra. Buyers in
Portland are paying 50 to GO cents for
green apples. The last sales reported in
ban Francisco were ol to si 7o.
Attempted Su.cioe. A man known as
Josiah Quiutrell, (infamous name in the
late history of our country,) keeper of a
dead fall in San Francisco, was recently
held for his appearance on a charge of
robbing a man whom he had first made
drunk. After commitment the prisoner at
tempted self destruction, saying that he
had a family in Wisconsin, whom he had
rather would hear of his death than dis
grace. He was saved through medical
skill. San Francisco is evidently intent
upon redeeming in part, her lost morality
Trade of the Lakes. Sixty years ago
there was hardly a craft larger than the
Indian canoe on the great lakes of America
In 1841 the lake trade amounted to 3G5,-
000,000, in 1851 to $300,000,000 in 1861 to
$550,000,000, and it is estimated that in
1S71 it will reach the enormous sum of
$1,000,000,000. " Lives there a man with
soul so dead," etc.
Mission Mills. The old Mission Woolen
j Mills, of which Donald McLennan was the
original founder, has formed a joint stock
company, with increased facilities for ex
tended operations. Tbe new Mission mills
began operations last week.
California Steamers. The steamer Pa
cifie left San Francisco for PonJand on the
3d. The Ixtana also leaves for Portland
The full extent of damage to our sister
State, by the flood of last month, has not
yet transpired. It is hoped that it will
not reach the aggregate of severity caused
by the extensive floods of 18G1-,C2, al
though the Bulletin thinks, from advices
received prior to the departure of the Ori-
jlamme for Portland, that the damage will
equal the remarkable events of those
years. The valley interior, above Sacra
mento as far as Red Bluff, and the valleys
of the San Joaquin and the Coast Range
are largely submerged. Railroads'.'wjgon
roads, bridges, and embankments broken
and carried away. Marysville, Sacramento
and Stockton are surrounded by vast lakes.
Cattle, sheep, horses and swine have been
drowned by thousands, and large quan
tities of grain and hay have been de
stroyed. Doubtless much damage has
been done to mining property in the
mountains, where the heavy winds play
havoc with flumes and the rains with
ditches and diggings. Yet after all it is
probable that there has not been near so
much devastation as accompanied the
storms and floods of 18Gl-'(52. The people
have been better prepared. Many houses
in the valleys had been raised above flood
mark, and the cattle had been driven to
places of security. The valley towns had
raised and strengthened their levees. Sac
ramento rests secure thus far in her earth
works, with a breast of water twenty feet
above her general foundation. The floods
spread around, but not over her.
California is a most unfortunate State ;
and yet, it would appear that she is most
fortunate. The story of the distress of the
storms and floods in 1SG1--G2 was scarcely
told, when in 18(53 there was a decrease in
her material prosperity of over S 10,500,
000 resulting from the drouth, and not
withstanding all these things, the total in
crease in State property values for the
years lf4-'65-rG6 justify the regard that
the year just closed has been one of the
most prosperous ever experienced. It is
the only year since the gloomy days of the
raining exodus, that the State has been
able to show a general gain in wealth out
side of its commercial metropolis. Re
narking upon this topic, the Bulletin
"These gratifying facts prove-that Cali
fornia has at last entered oa a career ot
permanent prosperity, based on healthy
industrial conditions, and tliat she is gam
ing in fixed population and developing her
varied resources by regular methods. Her
new prosperity is partly owing to the set
tlement ot land titles, encouraging the im
provement and cultivation of farms, be
fore iying idle or slovenly worked. The
construction of railroads, and the great in
crease in the number of paying quartz
mines and mills, have also added to prop
erty values in the interior. The gain made
by the interior is more remarkable when
we reflect that many of the towns have de
caved or remained stationary. Diversity
of labor and enterprise have inaugurated
a new epoch. It is true. also, that a great
deal of San Francisco capital has gone
into the interior this year, to assist in com
pleting railroads, building quartz mills,
opening mines and producing wine, wool
and grain. But for this fact the city would
show a larger gain and the interior a
smaller one. But there is compensation
in this, for the gain of the State at large is
reallv the best gain of the city, and both
have most to expect from the happy bal
ance of an equal prosperity.
Disfranchises by the Amendment.
Gen. Boyton, in a recent letter to the Cin
cinnati Gazette, gives the following figure:
as an approximation of the number affect
ed by the third section of the Constitu
tional Amendment :
Rebel Executive, and Cabinet
Governors and Staffs
Spite Judiciary, District aud Cir-
C u Courts . .'.
U. S. Judiciary
Assessors and Collectors:
Left National Congress
Left Regular Aimy
County Clerks 3
Lawyers, except as among Judges. .. 6.n."o
Clerks in Postoulce, Custom-hv.uso. . S.eoo
Justices of the Peace o.Oou
Total of above classes 20,74.
With those who left the navy these fig
ures might be placed at 30,000. In addi
tion some of the classes mentioned were
vacated and refilled during the rebellion,
though rotation in ofiice has never pre
vailed in the South to the same extent as
with us. Still, to cover this and other
classes which do not appear, and which
the amendments might be construed to
reach, such for instance as those who held
Government offices years before the war.
the total might be placed at 50,000,
Additional Bounty Claims. Applica
tions having been made for the additional
bounty by a soldier who had lost his d:s
charge, the proper accounting officer de
cides that the law forbids the payment of
the claim, and that in such cases, however
hard it may operate, no authority is vested
in any officer of the Government to dis
pense with a condition which the law has
imposed. The 14th section of the act oi
July 28, 1865, referred to, says "that no
claim for such bounty shall be entertained
by the Paymaster-General, or other ac
counting or disbursing officer, except upon
receipt of the claimant's discharge papers.""
The New York Central Railroad. A
recent election ot Directors for the New
York Central Railroad resuliedin the
signal defeat of the Corning-Vanderbilt
party, and the election of an entire new
Board. Henry Keep, President ; Wil
liam G. Fargo, Vice President, Nine
teen millions of capital stock was rep
resented ; the successful ticket had thir
teen and a half millions. The control of
the road passes out of the hands of the
Democratic clique and into the hands of
W all street capitalists.
Some ! The local of the Alia got off a
quotation recently from an eminent writer
of some hundreds of years since, and then
says : The poetical operator of the tele
graph at Yreka could hardly beat that V'
Where's Lisle Lester t Alack-a -day.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY.
A rich and exteusive ledge of Copper has
been discovered near the forks of the Sau
tium The Pies urges Umatilla as the proper
poiut for a distributing office, on the Ore
gon Overl mu Mail fine.
Jacob Jones, of Roseburg, while walking
a foot-log across a crek near that place, fell
in and was drowned.
A masquerade, given at Turn erien
n .11 il.m.l on Tuesday evening, was
one of the grindest successes of the kind
ever achieved on tlns coasi. -
The high tides felt at Olympia anl otner
places on Puget Sound, as recoraea ism
week, were equally a nign ai amuiw, u
ilong the Southern coast.
Tl.- i-oal miue recently discovered by Mr.
Frank Cooper of ralein, on Butte creek, is
situated within twanv unks ot Oregon
Messrs. Evevdiug & Beebe have charterea
the steamer tlIeUUr to take a tun cargo oi
Oregon pioduce to-ew Westminister, anu
to bnnr back lour lainareu ouneis ui oaj-
uion and inob.ibiv a lot ot ira n berries.
' . ... . i r
T.ie 'h'tMiimite, on sailing ia.-i , miuua lor
Sill FrauClSCO, look o0",""O in ueasme.
The pike of passage on that trip was placed
at fii anU Ilelglll was ruiaeu uvui c-
to $5 per ton.
Arounu arm ,p;ui oiauwi wic.c
i.ears to be quite a settlement. They have a
District school attended by ninety scholars.
.V correspondent of t: e Pre savs : Re
move the tiie Indians, aud Umatilla county
t- . . - LV. 4
w .i be t e nnesi tanning uumt m i.uri;iij
Mr. 11. W. Shiplev. ot this county, has
inst completed a flouring mill, buiit by
Uovertmient at an expense oi 5,i:oou, ior
tne iifc-e of the Umatilla Indian reservation
It is now in successful operation. Has one
run of burr-, with aiuanufactunn capacitv
of about tirieeu bushels .er hour. It is sup
plied with a smut machine and the usual
appliances of a custom mill.
1 tie ladies ot the Hebrew uenevoient So
ciety of Portland, on the evening of the 27th
preseuted Leopold oin, Lsq , with a beau
tiful cane, saver mounted, in laid with a
gold-beui nig quartz specimen, and sui!blv
mscubed, on the occasion ot Mr. olu
leaving the State to seek the restorative iu
ftiiencis of a milder climate. The response
Oi Mr. Wolff, to this grateful testimonial w.is
very feeling and brought real tears to the
eye- of his friends who had gut here 1 t bid
him adieu and wish him a successful voyage.
Speaking-of the appropriations by Con
gress for a te-logi aph and rati road to Astoria,
the (treuon'uin savs: "The telegraph' - idea
iu this biil has a visible poiut io it, but we
are unable to see exactly where the laugh
conies in on tne lailruad pait of it. The Co
lumbia river furnitdies a means of direct
communication wiih the sea board at all
seasons, with very rare interruptions of
short duration. It Oregon is to have mill
ions of raiiro.id yi i from Congress, the lands
and dollars should b- appii-id t-cmewhere
where navigation is less easy and whme
theiereadv exists some need of such mea.is
of transportation. There could be, however,
no ob-cliou to an act of Congress donating
lands to build a rnilioad between the two
po'nts, or even from the summit of Mt. Hood,
on un air line to the topmost rock of Mt. Jef
ferson ; provided, such jrant would work no
prejudice to grams that le.t.Iy a.-e needed.
One of the bloodit a frays which ever dis
graced Oregon, occurred at a ball at "Cham
paign's, ' iu Douglas c muty, on thd evening
of December 2-ith. The Unionist has the
following particulars : " All wen on quietly
until about lour o'clock in the morning,
wi en Joan Fitzhiiih, Sol. Culver. John
llaniion. Rob. Forbes and Abe. Crow came
in and commenced a riot, while the parties
present were dancing. Without saying a
word Cuiver struck George Rennet over the
head with a revolver, mashing his nose.
John Fitzhugh t.hot Frank" ISarriuger
through, the heait, killing him instantly.
They then fell o:i Ash. Clanson, a bullet
grazing his lie. id, and then pounded him
with their revolvers, mutilating him horri
bly. Bob Wood roll had his scop lifted by
a "bullet, and Cy. Muith got a fiiigtr cut.
Hob Forbes got shot through the kidneys bv
some one on the defem . Sol Culver got
stabbed under the shoulder blade, Fitzhugh
stabbed in the back oid Harmon shot in the
ubdi-men. Several of the parties are ex
pected to die. The Fitzhut;hs made their
way home, but the sh rill' has caught John
and lodged him in jail.
The Stutexmun bids the P. T. Company
adieu in the following sensible manner. We
learn that the 1'eople' s Transportation Com
pany are about to construct a railroad
around 'he Fu-1 of'the Willamette, opposite
Oregon City, and also have in contemplation
the puttu-g in of leeks so as to let boats
through from their basin at Oregon City.
This latter will be a grand improvement,
and will tend materially to the advantage of
the trading community above the falls. The
projection of works ol this character shows
that the P. T. Company is in a prosperous
condition, and that the intention is to keep
pace in improvement with the increasing
wants of the country. These facts, together
with the gratifying fact that the Company
last month cleared nineteen thojKiti,d d-lbirx,
oner alt expense-, also show that the stock of'
the Co., is stea iily neat ing a par value, not
Withstanding the enuitii us outl iy of the
past eighteen months, but which-has been
expended in works of ttie most substantial
character, and iu putting down a formida
ble opposition. The V. T. Company is a
benefit to the Str-te they furnish tine boats,
and provide good ncconinvmat ions for their
guests aud while we think their r:.tes for
freight and pa-s igc might hi reduced so ne
what without detriment to themselves, but
of manifest advantage to the public, yet we
have no right to insist upon this, trusting
that, as they are identified with the prosper
ity of the whole valley, their iuterests will
lead them to cheapness of transportation.
Some of our readers, says the Oreijiia,
will remember that in March ISG4, J. A.
Waymire, of this city, then a Lieutenant iu
the Oregon Cavalry, was sent out from Fort
Da'lt-s with a detachment of his regiment to
protect the citizens ot the John Day's river
country from Indian marauders. While
pursuing a body of Indians east of Harney
Lake. Sergeant Jos Casleel with pri rates
Ingraham, and ILmbert and a citizen named
Jacqiiuh were sent to recmino.t' e a supposed
1 nd. an camp with instruct ions to rejoin the
main body of the detachment at the head of
a vadey towards which they were marching.
About noon of that day (April 7th) the main
command was overpowered by Indians aud
forced to retreat to the intrenched camp
which they baa left in the morning, and
where the baggage had been left in charge
of a guard. At night Serjeant Cnsaeei's
party fai.ed to appear, and the ollowingday
was spent in an unsuccessful search for
them. On the "uth the volunteers began
the march bi.ck to Cayon Cdy in total iguo
rance of the fate of their mining comrades.
Xo information of what betel them was ever
obtained until lat summer, when a scout
ing party of the regular troops captured
some of the Indians who were of the baud
which defeated the troops in 16ti. These
Indians report that Sergeant Ca.teel's party
was attacked about the same time as the as
sault upon the main body. All but Sergt.
Ousteel --who is recognized by the descrip
tion given of him were immediately killed.
The Sergeant being well mounted, succeeded
iu gaining the open ground and to.-k a di
rect course tor ttie Warm Spring Reserva
tion. A large party of Indians pursued
him. On the fourth day he was overtaken
and killed his horse having given out and
ail his ammunition having been expended.
During the pursuit Casteel killed seven In
dians. He traveled over two hundred miles
aud was within one day's march of the Res
ervation. The Indians think that if he had
had anothet cartridge he wcu d have made
his esca;,e, so ueaily were his pursuers ex
hautfd. Concerning the sale of the Oregon Steam
Navigation Company's Stock, the Portland
correspondent of the JinlUtin saj-s : ' The
fume of the Oregon Steam Navigation Com
pany is not coqh ed, 1 believe, to its own
couutry. Tourists and bookwrights have
tasted its hospitality, and boasted of us big
ness and enterprise. Boivlcs sajd that it
run this country much in the manner that
the California Steam Navigation Company
and bank does your State. But in this he
was mistaken. Our company nevei had any
influence in the politics e-f the country, none
whaterer. But on the business of this town
and the Columbia trade, it is and has been a
mauer power. In the trad-? an i business
South of this, depending upon the naviga
tion of the W illainette river, aud farm wag
ons, it is also a stranger. That region of
country, so far as it owns a corporate mas
ter, is iiuder tbe dominion of the People's
Transportation Company a surewd squad
of well managing ana economical old Orego
nians, who have their headquarters at Salem.
But as I said, in this town, in a business
point of view, theO. S. N Company is a first
class power; aud the management add own
ership of it ar e matters of moment and con
stant observation in business circles. We
have often been threatened with the estab
lishment of some rival town on the Columbia
or at the mouth of the Willamette. But
knowmg the root which Portland had taken
in the soil and business of Oregon, during
twenty, years, of quick and dull times, ami
knowing that niue-tenths of all the perma
nent and ever gaowing interests of Oregon,
were to the South of Portland rather than
the North aud Last of it, I never had much
concern about the rival town un the Colum
bia. But while the navigation of the Colum
bia and the Willamette below Portland was
in the bauds ot Put Handera, this made as
surance doubly sure. But for the past few
days there has been a buzz about town to
the effect that tiie Oregon stockholders had
sold oat to some Californians. Now what
was up and what was to come of it was in
tiie mouth of every business man interested
in the Columbia river route. The real facts
have not yet transpired ou the street, but I
believe 1 know the transaction as it look
place exactly. The capital stock ot the com
pany it is 2,o:o,ooo, divided into 4,ouo
shares of ."oo each. A few days since, as
the result of some weeks' negotiation, a
wealthy Caiifornian purchased between
1,:;m and 1, 4' o shares of stock. That is as!
aud nothing more. Shortly before this pur
chase the annua! election for directors and
officers was held, which resulted in the
choice ot the old incumbents. So the man
agement of the company will remain as it is
foriinotheryear.it least. The corporation
will still be a Portland in.-tit utiou, and nei
ther the nursing niotuer to a nval town or
tiie appendage of any of your mammoth
combinations of wealth. More than th;s
doe. not concern the public and need not be
Let Tut Ptosis RE.to.ci." Tbe Sa
lem Statesman departed this life"? on last
Monday, and is now numbered among the
things that were. Bom in the year of our
Lord 18."1. on Thursd iy the lst of March,
(vide Mc'Jormick s ulm.in.ic,) it has sur
vived many newspapers of the State, and
by the observance of common decency
might have lived to a green old age, and
ranked with the Oregonian as next oldest
of Oregon journals. Too much Johnson
a ex-Tailor was the cause of this death.
What else could have been expected ? TLe
Statesman's dying words leave no other
" Sixteen years ago.'? it says, " the pub
lication was begun. The Suite that was
young and feeble then is saiding like a
stalwart giant now along the brave path
way of progress, and the dream of the
pioneer has culminated in glorious fulfill
ment. The waste places have become
fruitful, fores' s have fallen, aud beautiful
cities have risen, the hum of commerce
rolls along the valley, and the thunder of
mighty machinery crashes among the
.startled echoes of "the hills. With every
project of advancement and scheme of
improvement, the Statesman bus ever been
identitied. and can claim no inconsiderable
honor for the thrift and prosperity so
plentifully strewn around us. Always in
telligent, fearless, aud full of candor in
the advocacy of every noble cause, it has
scattered the words ol" goodly counsel and
breathed into every heart the inspiration
of confidence and hope."
Alas for that last hope, for that list
" fearless couuseF' of the " noble cause'"
old concern. But for that we might yet
greet the paper, while now we rejoice at
its demise, at the hands of a Unionist.
A Sensational Srouv. The Xew York
correspondent of the Springfield llepvb
licnn, who is largely given to the manu
facture of sensation stones, tells the fol
Speaking of politics reminds me of an
incident of the riots of 1JS-3. related to me
by an eye-witness. You remember the
Tribune ofiice had been threatened, and
was defended by armed men. The after
noon that (iov. Seymour addressed the
mob from the steps of the Astor House,
one of the defenders of the Tribune, a dead
shot, stood in the editorial room window
with a telescope rifle aimed at Seymour s
head. If the unscrupulous demagogue
had said anything to incite the mob, "the
intention ot our rifleman was to shoot him
dead where he stood, and he would have
done it beyond question. Fortunately for
Seymour, tie sought only to conciliate the
insurgents, an 1 so escaped with his life.
It is not probable the cruf y poidician
ever knew how near he came to having a
ball lodged .n his skull, and it may be that
h.s good gen us stepped between him and
his natural disposition on that memorable
and melancholy day.
Governor Seymour did not address the
mob from the steps of the Astor House,
but from the steps of the City Hall. Be
sides, the story is improbable on its face.
Assassination is not a weapon of Repub
lican warfare, and the imputation that the
proprietors of the Tribune were parties to
such a plot does them and the cause they
represented gross injustice.
Honorable Records. The benefits oi
an honorable record are shown in the fol
lowing paragraph from the Newark I)m1
Advertiser. Speaking with reference to
the appoinment of Frederick T. Freling
huysen to the U. S. Senate, rive Hon. Wm.
Wright deceased, the Advertiser says :
" This is the thud Frelinglmysen who
has held the position of Senator Horn the
State of New .Jersey. The first was Fred
eric Freimghuysou, of revolutionary fame
who was made a Major General by Va.-h
ington m 17; J, and who was elected a
United Suites Senator in 171)3 ; holding the
ofiice lor three years only, when he re
signed on account of ill health. The sec
oud of the name was Theodore Frehng
huysen. who was Senator from NewJersey
from ldifi to lts3 ; was subsequently
Chancellor of the University of New Y ork;
was a candidate for the vice Presidency
in 1814, with Henry Clay ; was for many
years President of the American Bible
Society, and finally ended his public life
as Pre.-ideut of liu rge-s College. If. as
Lives of great men all remind us
We can mako our lives eublime '
there are very tew sous of great men who
profit, by the lesson. The dignity ol fauioy
name false, when not honorably sus
tained and the idleness begotten by fam
ily fortunes are obstacles nuiier than help.
in. the race of 1 be. Crnr nevi Senator ib
one ojf the few' instances wnerg the ambi
tions and dignities of the scion are not
buried in the graves of his fathers, lie
who has ancestors, in this country, mus.
rise in spite of them.
If a man is detected in an attempt "to
take a pint pot, is it to be proceeded
against as an act of felony, or simply re
garded as a strong desire for carrying out
a measure ?
State Agricci.tcra.l- Society. Mr. A.
C. Schwatka, Corresponding Secretary of
the State Agricultural Society, requests us
to publish the following :
The Board of .Managers of the Oregon
State Agricultural Society are requested
xo meet at the Library. Booms at Salem,
aahuarylofli, at 1 o clock r, .v., for the
transaction of business of importance' con
nected with the iuterests of the Society.
The time for holding the next annual fair,
ogether with the arrangement of the pre
lum m lists, will be considered by the
Board, at this meeting. Therefore, the
friends of the Soelefy are earnestly and
cordially iuvited to attend.
10. Chur h. Mornin
g services at
10 1-2 a.
Evening services at 7 p. m. I.
D. Driver, Pastor.
S'.l.i,.l's piciii.l ciiurt Ji, the Rev.
J. W. Sellwood, pastor. Services on Sun
day at lo 1-2 a. it. and i f. it. Sunday
school at "2 p. m.
Coi grg:iliuifal thuuli.- Morninsr
services at 10 1-2 a. m. Evening services at
7 p. m. P. S. Ktnghf, Pastor.
I-Slc-- -Everybody visiting Portland
should not fail to purchase their clothing,
gents' furnishing goods, etc., of Kohn &
Fishel, as there is 2 " percent, save by buy
ing of them, which has often been proved to
tiie en'ire satisfaction of the public. Khn
fief have a few more drv toods left
which they will sell regardless of eost.
Ktil:iii.ij.- In the first issue of 1 S(7
Darman Bros, take pleasure in announcing
thai they have succeed ail in obtaining that
popular stand j)n the corner of Front and
Miirrismi, win re they will be happy to meet
their old friends about the first ot Kebruaiy
next, aud they still continue at theuldstaud.
Marring ia el l .-, an essay of
Warning and Instrur-tion for Young Men.
Also, Diseases and Abuses which prostrate
the vital powers, with sure means of relief.
Sent free of chars in sealed lett.-r envelopes
Addres-: 1 -. .) . SK I l.LI X UO U(S UTON,
SI) Howard Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
Tlic lies I-Um y - i 1' nf ngtlif
Blood, Strengthening the Nerves, Restoring
the Lost Appetite, is FRESE'S HAMBURG
TEA. It is the best preservative ajraiust al
mot any sickness, if used timely. Composed
of herbs only it can be given safely to infants.
Full directions in French, Spanish, and Ger
man, with every package. TRY IT !
For sale at all the wnolesale and retail
drug stores and groceries. (ol
EMIL FltESK, Wholesale Druggist,
Sole Auent, 4lo (Jlav xtreet, S.ui Francisco.
i e w A (i ve r t i st m en is.
Oregon City H'f'g Co. ffotice.
DP. THOMPSON KSQ, HAVING RIv
tired from the .Managing Agency,
.u liusiness Gommuuieatiois will be ad
dressed to K. JACOU, Muti iging Agent.
President V). V,. M'f'g Co.
Oregon City, January 1st, ; S 7. ll:4vv
LXimSIOR SODA ft
BALL.VUD &, P.IiL, .,IP3, Fropi It ..i s.
Fine Brandies, EnglUh Ale & Porter, Cham
pagne Cider. Buck Beer, etc.
4 LSO, Manufacturers of tdl kinds of Sjr
Zr. ups. Soda Water and Ginger Pop.
orders for English Ale and Porter fi'led
iu bulk or by the case.
EfOrttlE TO WALLACE GATE?.
OU ARE 11F.RKHY NOTIFIED THAT
1 have entered at the Land Office at
Oregon City. Ore iron, under the provisions
of the Homestead Law, the Lots Xos. 2, 4
and ." of ?ec. i, in T. 1. S. R. E. Lot No.
'I of sec. 7, and Lots Nos. 4, " and of sec.
Is, T. 1, S. li. 3 E., which entry is in con
flict with jour pre-emption filing, and That I
will on the mh day ot Februa1 v, i Si7, at the
hour of one o'clock p. produce testimony
ai suid Land Office to show that vou h :ve
forfeited your right to said tract of land by
abandoning the same.
JOHN C. CLARK.
January S, 18''7. l):4v
: ' : :
H:GGI?J3 & C0'3
Home Manufactured Soap.
N AND AFTER J V.n'UARY 1st. 13(57,
wo will sell our Soap at the following
rates, for CASH, only :
Per loO Boxes, or over, at $1 45 per Box.
fn " 1 f0 ' "
23 " 1 5"
40 Bars, 3s lb. 3 20 "
2 t " 19 lb. 1 70 "
TT7"E warrant, on- Soan to be equal to any
V article that c in be imported, and su
Vfi ior to many brands that are offered in
this market. II I GO INS & CO.
No. 8 Front street, 1 block north O. S. N.
Portland, January 1, 1867. P1:l.v
I wan ant my GOLDEN O'DOR to force a
beautiful et of Whiskers or Moustaches to
L'linv on the smoothest face in from five to
eight weeks. Also, hair restored ou bald
heads in eiuht weeks. Proved by the testi
tiiuii ills of tiiois nids. Price!, or six for
, mid S-'.i per dozen. Sent t anv pait of
C.iIifVoni.i and U. S., sealed and postpaid, on
receipt of price. Aud res .
ll.Om.) P. O. Drawer 5-5S, Chicago, III.
f 7 f
TIig Great Wcnder of the World
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r-.. ..... . m
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The Great Secrets revealed. I h.tve col
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in themselves a splendid fortune to any one
with sufficient energy to push ahead. " Most
of ttu-m have be u obt-iiiied from England,
France, and Germany, the cot of which
phic-- them beyond the reach of the public, j
while the others are eutirelv new and have
been purchased at a large cost, ranging!
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arv t ict cm m ike from $ to per day,1
iii, he ma ,u tactile ami side of the articles! 1
by almost any of my recipes. These artiqts '
are , Mild at enormous proGts. Why not!
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I will send this wonkerful Book by mail, '
postpaid, to any post ofiice of California and
IJ. S., for $1. Address all orders to
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A U CT JON AND COMMISSION
A. II. Iiclasiiloii,
Corner of Front and Oak streets, Portland
Of Real ExtaU, Grweries, General Jlerchan-
hxe and Horses,
EVERY WEDXESUA Y
A. B. Riciiabdson,- Auctioneer.
At Private Sale.
English Rejin&i Bar and Bundle iron; .
" Square and Octagon Vast steel;
Hut se Sloes, tlks, Rasps, sans;
Screws, Fry-Pans, bh tt Iron, 11. G. Iron;
A large assortment of Groceries and liquors
A. B. liicHAKDSn.w Auciioneerv
A GREAT VARIETY OF PAXCf
G .oils for the Holiday J
Just received and for sale bv
WASHERMAN db CO.
4-2mJ 77 Frout street. Portland'.-
WORTMAN & SHEPPARD
CUT BA KHUY I
Ma IX STREET, OR EG OX CITY.
Keep constantly on hand
CAKES! PI ES! B RBADt
And Crackers of all kinds!
Orders in this Line will meet with
PHOMPT ATTENTION !
vmnmm & sheppard
Also keep on hand all kinds of
b' A M I L Y GKOC F K I ES !
ANU PROVISIONS !
t-TK A A! BOAT STORES f
Articles u:ed for Culinary
WORTMAN & SHEPPARD
Sell aiine assortment of
liquors' and tobacco r
By the Case, or at retail !
Attention is also ditecled to ihe faCB-
that no'tiody else sells the
FA M O US L K A SO N CFIEESE I
IN SHORT !
Farmers and the public irererallv, are in
vited to call at the City Bakerv, where the
truth w.Il be made apparent that our stock is
complete, and our prices reasonable. All
kinds of produce taken iu exchange for
goods. WORT.il AN & SllEPPARD.
Oregon City, Oct. ISCii. (52
VEGKTA B L. ES, Ac.
FA MIL Y GROCERJES t
Comprising in part
SUGARS! TEAS! COFFEE!
Canned Sauces ! Canned Oysters !
AXD CASE GOODS IX GEXERAL !
Pi icul-ir nttetition is given to the -Country
Trade, b whieli I am
enabled to furnish City
Customers ith a
Superior Quality of Butter Fresh
Egjs, Poultry, etc.
By strict attention to the retail trade
only, I hope to merit a share of the public
patronage. Store at the Post Office, Main
street, Oregon City F. B. KELLY.
10,000 SOLDIERS WANTED:
IMMEDIATELY! TO MAKEVPPLICA
tio n for Bounty due them under Act of
Congress, July sth, IH'jtJ, and now about to
To Secure an Early. Heturn,
Those entitled should Sake application to
me at once, as the claims " filed within the
period of six mouths from Oct. 1, lstpj. will
receive the hnt attention, and none other
shad be paid or considered uiil all thee
All Soluitrs w ho entered the service for
two or Uiree ears, or the war, and have re
ceived only ' $';) or $100 are entitled to
another similar amount. J
On or about he 2'ith day of December, I
will dispatch a Special Agent to Wushing
too, I). C, to secure the earliest possible
payment of these claims.
Pensions. Prize Money, Bounties Patents.
Pay for Vouchers, Scrip, Back Pay, Lost
Horses and otiier Claims will be collected
promptly by applying at Oregon Herald
office, or addressing
ALBERT M. SNYDER,
Government Claim Agent, Portland, Oregon.
Iu foi mation given by mail gratuitously.
December li, ldOG. iSm
Noti to Jamos Crim.
HENRY" SN'Y'DEK having entered at this .
uilie-.as a pre-emption right, the south ,
e si. qua; ter of sec. l'. town '6, south range 1
e st. ulueii entry is in conflict withyourpre
empt on filmy; of July vdli. ls"9. and our de-
cisiou atluWlutr said" enn-v hrimr been nS-
t-.... . i .. . . . ;. .
in mea ujQiiie commissioner ot the enernL ,
Laud oliije under date of October 7th, ISG6,
you are Hereby notified that you will be al
lowed thirty 'days from this'date to appeal
from said decision, if you desire to do so.
LuudOthxe, Oregon Citv, Dee. 27th, 18(58.
) w alm',, negisier.
HEN KV YVA It REN , Receiver.
ftriy i.llVs' t:;fl4lile tfilill a- liler.
As an infernal remedy has no equal. Ia
cases of Cholera, Summer complaint, Dys-.
pepsia, Dysentery, Asthma, it cures in one .
niijht, bv taking tt internally and bathing
with it freely. It is the btst liniment iu .
America. Its action is like magic, when ex
ternally applied to bad sores, burns, scalds'
and sprains. For the sick headache and
toothache, don't fail to try it. In short, it 15
a Pai'i Killer
Perky Davis' Pain Killer. This tncdi-.
cine has become an article af commerce, e
thing no medicine ever became before. Pai
Killer is as much an item in every bale 04
tfoods sent to country merchants, as te
coffee, or sugar. This speaks volumes 'ai
! its favor, Gun ta' Mesenger.