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Oregon City, Oregon : d
Saturday, January; 19, 1867.
OUR PORTLAXD SUBSCRIBERS
Will please ask for the Enterprise, if they
laT nojiox. Mr. Randalpannot possibly
rem embeg, every name, on a list so large as
ours at that otiicc.
fJnE Portland Panic. The repoiieh sale
of a controlling interest in the Oregon
Steam Navigation Company to a California
capitalist, Col. Ilayward, has given rise to
much gossip throughout the State, and es
pecially has it caused uneasiness among
certain business men, and property hold
ers in Portlands We have already pub
lished -what the Portland correspondent of
Gthe Bulletin had to say regarding the mat
ter that the " controlling"' imprest had
wit been disposed of. We have listened
to the comments of many people upon the
Bubjectnd read several newspaper arti
cles devoted to explaining the case, but
have been unable toput the stories to
gether in a manner satisfactory to our un
derstanding. From all that we are able
to learn it is very doubtful whether any
htock, worth mentioning, has been sold. We
do not in the least attribute to the build
ing of the steamship Oregonian the cause
for the sale of such stock as may have been,
or is to be, transferred. Cerin holders
of the Slock, possibly feeling that they
might be able to make a rtfore satisfactory
investment of their money, wished to find
n purchaser for their stock, and after stat
ing the price at which the same could bt?
obtained, placed it upon the market.
Whether it was taken at the price asked is
unknown to outsiders and we can't say
that outsiders have any business to know.
But supposing that the property teas taken
by Col. Hay ward, is there anything in that
to create a panic? While at Portland,
few days since, we found a few men who
appeared anxious to dispose of their real
estate at ajjgout 50 f) cent, discount, in or
der that they might leave the place. How
the transaction, as reported, could affect
anv man's interest in a manner to lead
him to make such a foolish offer we are at
u loffe to say. We should think if he were
really in earnest he could easily findVgiir
chaerifc When Col. llayward visited Or-
rgon last summer he was very favorably
impressed w4hx the country. He found
the State in much better condition than he
had ever imagined, and naturally desired
to become interested in its growth and
prosperity. This is no more than what
might be supposed would result from a
i knowledge of the resources of the State.
It is exactly what all Oregonians have
wished for, and we think that the nonsense
of parties who fear the consequences
will have an influence in keeping capital
ists out of the State, if those capitalists
Bhould get an impression that their motives
are to be continually wrongly construed,
and they considered in the light of putting
obstacles in the way of prosperity rather
than becoming instrumental in building up
Prof. Maril of YalcvCollo
the fossils recently found at Cohoes, X Y.,
the bones of a female mastodon, of full
0 growth, though comparatively young, and
Kays that the animal must have existed
over 10.000 years ago.
The papers of Northern Tex-speak of
the immigrant trains constantly passing
through the country toward the interior of
Texas. They are said to e mostly Mis
( Accounts from all parts of Iowa indi
cate that settlers are flocking in faster
than ever before. There isn, great scarcity
of houses in all the cities and iowns, and
farms are in demand.
A Milwait&ic paper speaks of immense
peat beds in the vicinity of that city.0 The
peat is pronounced of a better cmality
than fat used in England lor fuel where
coal is abundant
A new island is forming in the Missouri
riyr opposite St. JosepJaad two citizens
have built a shanty on tfm order to secure
the first claim to entry when the Govern
ment places it in the niyuket. O
Qne of the passes by which the Pacific
Railroad is to cross the liocky Mountains
is about 11,000 feet above the level of
A Frenchman in New Orleans proposes
to light all the street lamps of the city
bimultaneously by means of an electro
magnetic battery, operated by clock work.
The Madison (W is.) Lnion(telIs of a man
who purchased a can of oysters in that
city, a few days ago, in which he found a
& genuine pearl valued at rpm $25 to SoO.
A telegraph line, 30 miles long, is under
the control of Oberlin College, for the use
of the students who study that branch of
Advices from Indianola, Texas, to 0t.
U2d, sum up thetmount of cotton shipped
to the 1st of September, at 9,000 bales,
against 3o,000 bales in 1860.
An enterprising freOlrnan, of Cherokee
county, Ala., has this year made two
bales of cotton, one of which Qveighing
C8J pounds, he sold at 3Jc. per pouud.
Many me, who were in the rebel ser
vice during the rebellion have enlisted in
the regular army.
It is estimated that the corn crop of
Pennsylvania for the past year will amount
to 30.000,000 bushels.
Q There is in England a charity known as
the "Patriotic Fund," for the benefit of
the families of soldiers who have fallen in
GXJuarantine regulations will bo imroodi
&eH instituted at Pranco
New Mall Routes.
In an obscure pamphlet form of advert
tisement, inviting proposals for carrying
the United States Mail on routes in Oregon
from June 1st, 1867, to June 30th. 1870,
we find the following :
lloute Xo. 15,129 From Oregon City,
by Cuttingville, Glad Tidings, Silvertori,
Sublimity, and Scio, to Lebanon : sixty
four miles and lck, once a week. Leave
Oregon City on Monday0at 7 a. m. ; arrive
at Lebanon next day by 12 m. Leave
Lebanon Tuesday at 1 p. m. ; arrive at
Oregon City next day by 7 p. m.
Proposals will be received, it is sfated,
until February 15th, 1867. We doubt
whether the matter can be arranged with
such dispatch, but hope that some person,
or persons, will be on hand to put in a bid
and that Postmaster General Randall will
see to it that the. Mail is started in time.
Some one in this county should receive the
contract. Do not let the opportunity fail
for wanQ&f response here. The Govern -
ment, to be sure, has a slow way of intro
ducing the matter but we have given it
publicly, gratuitously, for the benefit of
the community, in the same way in which
we advertise letters remaining in the Post
(Blice. Proposals are lso invited for
route No. 15.128, from Portland by Pinion
School House, Philip Foster, oi? the
Clackamas, and Cuttingville, to Silverton,
sixty-four miles and back, once a week,
-bidders to propose a schedule of depart
ing and arrivals. Also from Centerville
to Hillsboro, five miles and back, ohce a
P. S. Since writing the above we have
teen Postal Agent Brooks, at Portland.
where he arrived (gn. Tuesday evening by
the Orijlaifirne. On Monday he will start
overland Salt Lake for the purpose of
inspecting the mail routes, and postal mat
ters generally in the Oregon District, with
a view to making such improvements as
mav be found to be needed. He Aviil go
on from Salt Lake to Washington, arriving
there, if poss'ible, in time; to be present at
the mail let tings for this District on the
22d of February.
His arrival here at the present time is
particularly fortunate wish he had come
opnerr) (He has succeeded in having all
the routes advertised in the Oregonian, and
will giye what attention he can to the
raatfSr of getting the people to bid upon
them, lie will make a special egbrt to get
to Washington in time to interpose against
the danger of failure of these letting, for
want of bids. And if no proposals are re
ceived at the day appointed for opening,
he will endeavor to have the time extended
to give time for proposals that maybe
forwarded now, to reach "Washington. It
was niaiuly through his efforts that the
service between the Dalles and SaU Lake
was obtained, he sending the bids by tele
graph to Washington. He feelsQan inter
est in having that branch of the service
well performed therefore, and by traveling
over the route will be able to see that such
changes a3 will make the route valuable,
are made. On this route Saf? Lake City
is a distributing office and ought to divide
the the overland matter, so as to send
everything to its destination by the most
expeditious route. As at present, the
greater part of the matter marked for Ore
gon is sent forward with the Sacramento
mails, necessitating an additional 'travel of
over six hundred miles, and consuming,
in summer about six days, and in winter
about eleven days, greater time than would
be required if the matter were snt from
Salt Lake direct to the Dalles. All the
matter for Idaho, Washington Territory
and all of Oregon North of the Callipooia
Mountains, should be sent to the Dalles,
for it would reach that place in just
abtmt the time required to carry it to Sac
ramento. Then agrainpiuattor for Portland
would reach here from six to eleven days
sooner than by the California route T1V
matter will be corrected by Mr. Brooks,
at once upon his arrival at Salt Lake City.
lie will give his attention, also, to secur
ing a better service on some of the shorter,
and side routes of Eastern Oregon and of
Idaho, where, at present, the schedules are
not properly arranged.
In regard to the news which had reached
Oregon ia advance of Mr. Brooks' arrival
that Postmaster General Randall has de
termined to annul the contract with Mr.
Corbtdl, for carrying the Lincoln and
Portland daily mail, (to take effect on and
after tb 30th of June nextpMr. Brookes
of the opinion thafc3this may take place,
Ibut that if so, a daily service will be con-
4-1 mi oil frnm Pnrttnnd tr emr TviinronA !5tv
and lrom Lincoln to irega, and that be-
tTL-Ori fllO-iO tlTil tViOvn trill Tlrt n r-tj3
weekly or semi-weekly mail.
The movement of the people living
along and near the Willamette, above this
Ciiy, to have mail service given them, by
steamer, from this Qityia Boon's Ferry
Butteville, Chompoeg, to Dayton, at least
once, or if possible, twice a week, Mr.
Brooks regards in very favorable light.
There has long been a great need of such
serviecspfor the reason that the river be
twQijn those points is, in most places, dis
tant from the maiiyoutes up the valley, on
either side, amd the points named have no
direct and easy mmunication with post
officesPon either of those routes. The
people have to depend on getting, their
mail matter by the boats, and, as it is the
business of nobody in particular to make
it up and forward it, and nobody is under
any obligation to carry it, the matter some
times oes, but oftenejj does not. For all
practical purpose, those people are just
about as destitute of mail facilities as
though there was not a route between here
Hand Salem. By law of Congress, all nav
igable streams are post routes, and it will,
therefore, only be necessary fotte peti
tioners in this also to make application,
through Tostal Ajjent Brotiks, to the head
of the Department, for stich rnaiJ service
as they demand, (gjid if the facts shown,
warrant it. an order will be likelr)to issue
tor its penormance.
jEjiE Ikox okks. The "lop house" of
the Oregon Iron vorks, at Ggwego, over
the first smelting furnace on the roast, is-j
now aoovtt ready to be e:icloe.L w
Buchanan & Co., are now running a week
ly express from the Dalles to Canyon City.
On the 13 th of January the snow oa the
Umatilla was about three inches deep; noo
enough to prevent the cattle from grazing.
The last steamer brought up from San
Francisco eight lame killers or rats tor the
(gait Works near St. Helen, and also the ma
terials for boring ai artesian well.
The City Council of the Dalles hare pro
vided that every person licensed to retail
liquors in the city limits shall file a bond in
in the sum of $500 to keep an orderly house.
A protracted meeting is still in progress
at the College in Corvaliis -Revs. Jaes
Kelsev, J. B. Short, W. A. Finley and Dr.
Cantebury are earnestly engaged in the
work. Considerable interest is manifested.
In anticipati6i qj'an increase of business
during the coming season, tv3 the Umatilla
Press, our merchants have more than doub
led thi Dnrchascs of last year, and will b(f
ready to supply the interior and mountain
trade at as low rates as can be obtained at
anv other point.
The Umatdia Press says there are over
-two hundred pack trains now on Buch-creek
climate and the abundance ofiay, grass and
in winter Quarters, me muuness oi me
grain, makesCjt a paradise fur the animals
which have pat in a hard summer's work.
How many animals ure.Jth.erc m a train ;
Bro. Dow V You are heavy on statistics.
On Wednesday evening last, says the
Jfoultttit,eer of Saturday, Marshal Keeler,
while endeavoring to take a soldier to the
jail, received a cut from a knife in the hands
of his prisoner. The knife e ntered the left
breast, and striking a rib glanced downward,
inflicting a painful though not dangerous
The Columbia Press says the great valley
oX) the Willamette has on either side an
easily cultivated soil as ever the sun sjjone
upon, aud from trie productions of the soil
will Portland find sufficient nourishment to
keep her always ia her present condition.
We. too. must'patronize her farmers and her
manufacturers. Her clothing, flannels ofA
all descriptions, will always una a reauy sale
wherever it is carried.
'ffie Oregonian learns that parties came up
by the Oriflamme for the purpose of buying
beet cattle or slaughtered meatsQfor the San
Francisco market. This is one of the re
sults of the kite flood wbiX:h destroyed larsre
number of cattle, sheep and hogs, and de
stroyed so considerable a part of the usual
winter's feed that farme-s are not able to i
Keep their remaining stock in marketable
McCraken, Merrill & Go's steam barrgi
factory at Portland is now in successful Ope
ration, and turning out some tine work. I
is the intention of tbeyroprietois to manu
facture out of spritee wood, tubs, etc.
which is susceptible of a fine finish. Some
very fine oak staves carved out, have been
sent to San FrSnciSeo as a specimen of what
can be done.
The Jit raid says a man named Gibson en
tered our city a short time since under the
following circumstances ; A country wagou
passed tnrough thsti eets loadvd with bacon
so piled as to completely shelter the man
Gibson from observation. This suspicious
personage was placed in a private house in
the city until the departure of the next
steamer when he was disguised and placed
on board. From these circumstances we
conclude the man to have been au outlaw and
a refugee from justice, and makes this notice
in order that those interested may kuow the
course he took.
Within two years a thriving town number
ing about 100 "houses, lias sprung up on the
banks of t e Willamette in Polk county.
This place Bijena Vista ig,well located for
exporting grain and other produce. It has
already three or four stores, u wagon factory,
smith's shop, grist mill, good sawmill with
forty horse-power engine attached, -also a
drug store and a pottery, w&ieh promises to
do a thriving business. A good hotel kept
by William Kigs, is situated couycinently
ciosi to the river. This gentleman is also at
considerable expense in constructing a safe
and convenient ferry across the river. This
is an improvement much needed, nd can
not fail to draw a lSrge frailiieto and through
the place. W& quote from the Corvaliis
The Gazette of Corvaliis tells a story which
will bear repeating: About noon on Wednes
day last a man and woman each bearing a
satchel, -entered our sanctum. The man
said lie was a printer, was out of funds, and
wanted a couple davs work. We had not
t work to give him. lie then said they wanted
T a . . i': l l . t. i . ! 1 ....
to stay till the next dav, but had no monev
to go to the tavern. We took them home
with us gave them dinner and ten eved
them our hospitalities till the morrow.
About the middle of the afternoon he came
into the oflice accompanied by Tlev. Mr.
James to whom he had represented him
self as a Protestant Episcopal Missionary,
from Mexico, giving his address as ' (Rev.
Dr. Ee;C. Rowland, Corresponding Editor of
the (Jhrixtain Jit raid." We offered him
copy, stick and rule. He came to the case,
looked at it, and said "ohe would go and get
his spectacles and return." We don't know
whether he has found h:s "specs" or not
we have not seen him since. Upon return
ing home in the evening, we learned he came
in' great haste and ordered his woni;fu to
44 get her tins s," and they left, without so
much as saying good bye" heading in a
southerly direction. He Is asm-ill French
friau speaks poor English and the woman
wis tall, poorly ch;d, "amf, withal, did lOt
seem paiticularly "bright." He said she
had cro.-sed the plains this season from Mis
souri, aud that her people lived about 18
miles from Albany, lie said be was just
from the British Colusfvbia that he spent a
couple of weeks with Dr. Wvehe of Hidem,
and several days with Uev. Jno. F. Damon of
Albany, ami that the latter, and Mr. Abbott
of ihs' Democrat, had recommended him to
i?s. Furi her than this, deponent saith not,
except that the whole affair seemed as myste
rious as unceremonious.
9 V a ttifiii- s irv it ICt. i yf vtit r!'hf' f.ynross
which left Fort Klamath on the morning
of January 8th for Jacksonville, brings
news of an earthquake which would do
credit to South America. The report is
by order of the Commander 'of the post,
and is therefore authentic, it reads as fol
We have singular if not serious news to
send by express just leaving: This morn
ing at daylight, we were startled from sleep
by the shock of an earthquake, immediately
followed by a noise as of distant thunder ;
but in a little while quiet reigned. Every
one was conversing and laughing heartily at
the singular phenomena ; but our counten
ances soou underwent a serious change. It
began to grow dark the whole heavens were
full of a very black smoke o cloud ; the air
had jx so'lphurous smell and ashes of a brown
ish color fell as fast as I ever saw it snow.
We had to u.?e candles in the mess room.
The most of us went into breakfast, but had
only got fairly into our seats when, horror !
the earthseQned rolling like waves upon i;e
ocean. Fveryone was thrown to the li.u .
and omy regaining their feet to be placed6)
again in tne same position. With the rat
tling of dishes, crashing of window glass
cracking of timber of the buildings and the
screams of the frightened boys, you could
not imagine a more perfect cUjuos. Souk of
us gained the door, and such a sight met our
gaze! $he tall, majestic pines whichssur
round the fort eerned lashiug themselves
into fury, the wagons In front of the stables
were eu gaged in pitched battles, horses and
cattle"" lying crouched upon the ground
and uttering the most pitiful moans, dogs
howling, and the unearthly yells and cries
of the Klamath Ind ans encamped near the
f..!7' ? i,!nfi fCeae- e imagined
crash of world. IhesSmls store was
1 S Ttl ti'0mvltsi"nen'0-
TT, nnfninT l 1' f w,sU'c
?-! n , Z r 1 t? CiUO lms broken
loose near the Klamath marsh, as a conttnu-
- v mm "H-Lii in iij:iuer ami
ous aaiK volume oi smoKe is seen ascend iinr
iu that directioO There was about half an
hour between itSe first aud second shocks.
Thirst was only perceptible ; the -2d last
ed, as near as can be judged, two or three
minutes. Mr. Wfcitmore has just arrived
from the Agency, and reports that Klamath
lake has lowered about six feet and is st;ll
Crooked creek, a stream between
this place and the Aerci'rv
We take the following telegraphic news
fro dispatches to the Morning Oregonian.
Dates to January 15tli.
rrunboat SivaHaro, with John H. Sur
io ard. is expected in ten days.
cThe Judiciary (.tnnuttee are engaged
with the Impeachment investigation.
It is said there will be twojeports from
the Committee on the New Orleans riot.
The tornev General has gtveu to Cou-p-rtss
the names of pardoned rebels, add of
those who endorsed their petitions.
The Ilusso-9 merican Telegraph has worked
a circnt of S'0 miles with a six-cup battery,
the distance being the longest on the con
tinent. . , C
The constitutional amendment hM passed
the houses of the New York aud Kansas
Legislatures, and has been rejected by the
Ashley will be called before the Committee
on the "Judiciary, to explain the charges
pagainst toe i it'siui-ui, io.-.i in-w uaoio
the resolution now umler cous.uerauon.
Mr. Bidweil has introduced a resolution
instructing the postal committee to inquire
into the expediency of having mail service
performed by steamer between San Francisco,
Astoiii and'Portland, Oregon.
Toe Legislatures of Kansas, Minnesota,
Wisconsiifand New Jersey met on the ith.
Kentucky has rejected the Constitutional
It seems that over l.ooo American ships
have been transferred to the French flag
wi:hm the last five years. The London
Times is getting anxious about the Alula ma
In Congress, on the tub, various resolu
tions were "introduced, one of which looks to
theegislation out of" all holders of import
ant offices, another to the exemption of in
comes, below i,ui from tax.
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of
Nevada were iS.jjigurated on the bth. Ac
cording to lawtlie balloting tor Senator
came oif on Tue-9 iv, January 1,'th. Nve's
chances in Nevada, were saitrio be nood. O
A strong effort is about to be made to pro
cure aid from Congfess to construct a Pacific
Q-ailroad from 'a point at the Gulf of Mexico
Ivy an an- line route only 12
miles Ions to
lie Pacific ocean, by an association of capi
talists organized in Connecticut.
By the w:iy0f New Orleans we have a sin
gular report from Mexico, that Maximilian
a:!'i v'.i-t leuean have made a secret nndef3
standing by which Juarez is to be acting as
President of Mexico by the middle of July.
This yarn mayrequiie confirmation, and a
good deal of it, beloreir is believed.
The explanation now given of the sailing
of the Fieneh ironCDad fleet for Mexico is,
that it is for tho purpose et" convoying the
transports back to Fanoe, Mexican priva
teers being feared. Carlotta is not dead, it
appears, as was once reported. The Cana
dians appear to have ceased resistance, there
being none left to resit. The London Times
says that the British Minister at Washington
has been instructed to ask l'jr an aibitra
ment in the Alabama case.
By the Lcen'rna Stir, which arrived at
New York; on the loth, we ttave a repo t
thut Cholera has appeared among the California-bound
passenger-s, wi rlaid over on
the Nicaragua Voute on account of a failure
to connect with the steamer on this side. At
iasc accounts, ti:e cnoiera was prevalent m
the West India Islands, and mavvtve been
Carried across, the re:6t mentions thefdeath
of a considerable number of United Suites
soldiers bound hither.
Mosqocrahas resigned the presidency of
Unijed States of Columbia, for the sutlicieut
reufcpon that there is no money in the treasu
ry. Some ill -i at u red people have said that
Mosquiera would resign when there was no
more money for him to " gobb'e up." Ife
also sivs that the clergy are in rebellion,
and that there is a geneuil disposition to
inane way with them. The South A in eri
ca fis hare a way of doing things which is
peculiarly their own. q
The Luropean news is not especially in
teresting. The London Times, commenting
on the proposed impeachment of Johnson
(how stiange to be commenting heie on the
Lon ia T&us of the loth !) says tlmt it is a
new revolution, and is !eneraih' melancholy
o . er our diili julries, in the old Titm.s-y fash'
ion. The Greeks in the Mediterranean Is
lands are restive under the Turkish rule, and
trouble between Turkey and .Greece grows
daily more imminent the former power being
engaged ia forwarding troops to the Greek
The S nate received the President's veto
of the District of Cokimbia Suffrage bill on
Monday, the first day of their reassembling,,
and forthwith pas.-ed the bdl, the President's
veto to the cont raiy not withstanding, bv a
vote of H'j to lu considerably more than
the constitutional two thiPds majority. The
House was equally prompt, having received
the bill from the Senate yest.o d ; . , and, tak
ing immediate actum, passed it by a vote of
1 -j to
having a 9iozeii votes to spare.
Mr. Jidmsou dot
not ani-ear to have much
infiueiice with this branch of thy Covci u-
On the I'th in the House a bill was intro
duced to pay the reward offered for the cap
ture (if Jeff. Davis. Ufferied to committee
on appropriations. Paine, of Wisconsin, in
tromieed a rcsohitioti deciuriug it a ptiuciplo
of the American Government to protect
American interests, but if Congro.-s ws
compelled to allow free trale ia agricultural
products, it was but jn-t that the principle
of free trade should also ajjply to, manufac
turers lieferred to committee on Wavsand
Means. Several remonstrances were pre
sented against the renewal of Parkhurst's
hpatent tor lmprovcneut m woolen manufac
Mexican a flairs have received another
shake-up. Ortega appears to have gained
other accessions of strength beside that of
Canaies, who declared for him, two other
Liberal Generals, whose names are not ,i ven,
having deserted Juarez. There are rurucrs
that military events are against Juarez but
th'V are only rumors. Ostega is out with a
pronunciamento d-chirmg his right to the
I're.-idency and calling uponthe people ot
Mf-xico to rally to bin staiid.ud. Cortinas
has been appointed Governor of Matamoras
and assumes command there. Maximiuaa
has called a Congress to decide whether the
Emisirt: shall continue or nots The French
fleet is to remain iu Mexican waters to col
lect the customs, and a small contingent
force will also stay, it is repof ted.
Congress has liaally passed the bill to pro
vide that, ui future, Congress shall com
mence its first session o.whe 4th' of March,
and that the practice shall ! commenced by
the-t uh Congress. rhe Senate, with an e e
to the main chance, as usual, provided that
where any rfvo.tnb.er of the preo.'ding Con
gress shall bo elected to the new one, h::
shall not be entitled to mileage. In the
Senate, Edmunds of Vermont, wlip appears
to have managed the bill, said that he did
not understand that the measure was pressed
by its supporters on account of any hostility
to the President, but because it was deemed
necessary to have a continuous session of
the House soeas to have u Speaker, in case
circumstances would require a Speaker to fill
the vacancy which rnigat be occasioned in
i'..' office of President.
On the llth Wade called up in the Senate,
fhe bill relating to the organic acts of Terri
tories, and fifiered a substitute. Howard
suggested seme efranges and the substitute
was then adopted, with a division of thesub
stitute in one short section which declares
henceforth in 'any Territory now organized,
or hereafter be organized, there shall be no
denial of the elective franchise on account of
race or tolor and a previous condition of
slavery, and all Territorial laws in conflic
tion with thi act are her,. by declared null
and void. The bill was at once put on its
passage without debate and carried by a vote
ot 21 to 8. roster voted for it. and Messrs.
Dixion and Uoolutle did not vote at all
I ...m ,( .,J ,, ..,,,.,.1
the House, where i: lav on the fable I a'f au
I hour and was then tuUu up and under1 the
operation of the p, evious question was passed
I without debate by lot aves to SB noes The
i h,ll was at one .virnPd. and in hm,t.
.-..'in ii. i si K,i ....... .,,1 . y,. ... t
two hours from (lie time of its introductioHi
mUt, the Ssnata it had passed both Bouses
and received "ib? signature of the Speaker
and Vice President, aud was ready for the
White House. It 13 not supposed that the
President will veto it.
The prospects for impeaching the Presi
dent do not appear very brilliant. As is
Tuntml in our disnathoa. ninny mpmbers
Was dried corn I who voted for the reference of .Yshley's reso
1 Rations may have done so for the purpose of
disposing of the issue thus forced upon them
by parliamentary tactics. Remonstrances
from various portions of the country are
pouring in upon Congress, and the New
York Press, without any exception, unless it
be the U'arhl, which says nothing, comes
out against the proposition. As" the De
mocracy are leafng Johnson to his fate, the
silence of the World has syme significance.
Washington on the Dtli. and. asmi-ht be ex- !
Td i-- . ,,..i i ..
pected, appeared in the role of an illustr ious
'.i - .i ...-.I a , !
in.w i. i , aim w as greeieu wan great applause, we have ever before observed. There is no
his strikers Cowan. Doolittle aud DlackP-I , , , , ,, . a r
joining in the chorus. The President made ! demand d under tlie '"ence of steady
a speech, or rather defined to make a ! receipts prices for every description of do
speech, but rung one in, as Congressmen j rnestic produce have a downward tendency,
sometimes smuggle a speech info a resolu- ' -.i -i i v i a- i.
t;. k. ..- 'fe 1 . . v l Jr ; with possibly the single exception of poultry
tion, ov onering a "sentiment, which for 1
ponderous clumsiness might vie with anv of :
those iit the China Mair'Banquet. lie 'ex-
pressea rnmse'i as being opposed to seces
sion by States and proscriptiou bv Congress.
it was the same oid thing. As his. part of
the performance came off before the prolon
gation of the festivities to a late hour, there
is no doubt of his having been au Alderman,
aud so and so forth.
Ben-. Bcti.ee axd His Aitlk. The Xa
Uon commenting upon the singular demon
stration which greeted General Butler fit
the Park, at New York, a lev,- days before
the election, remarked that though his
coolness was commendable in eating th
apple thrown at him by an unfrieudly au
dience, the taste of the act was question
able inasmuch afdhe. fruit was probably
taken by a dirty hand from a dirty pocket
Unwiiling to rest under this imputation, the
General addressed to the Xation the fol-
lowing laconic note : 0 Q
' To the ;?:'( o- of the Xation : 0
"ljweu that anpte. uo vou ercr
T 1.1. 1
apples or eggs without paring ?
"Bex.t. F. Bctixk.
"Lowei.i., November 12th, 1SCG'
The Duterence or Ti.mu Between
Eruoi-js ami America. A scientific writer
slates, that the difference of time between
London and New York jg; four hours, fifty
minutes, eighteen and ninety five hun
dredths seconds. When it is twelve o'clock
in New York, it is fifty-minutes and nearly
nineteen seconds af tots four o'clock in Lou-
don. lhe accuracy of this cavitation he
proposes to test by observations
the Atlantic cable. The difference of time
above stated was ascertained by three chro
pometJc voyages between London and
Cambridge, Mass., and the difference be
tween Cambridge and New York was as
certained by telegraph. In the latitude of
Washington the difference of time for lon
gitude is one second per 1,100 feet.
The Richmond Times thus cornDonts on
the reported plan for annexing certain
Mexican provinces to the Fniied States.
'Tf scveral.of the provinces of Mexico shall
be sliced off from that effete empire and
tacked on (d this, Uncje Sum's coat will
be veritably one of as many colors as
Josephs. We have already an awful spice
of variety, both in territory and popula
tion. We have thecJdue-nose-PIymouth-roek-coufish
consumer in New England ;
putrescent looking Dutch and Germans in
the Middle and Western States ; white men
and Christian people in the South ; Indians
aud polygamous Mormons in the Terri
tories, and Cegroes and muLtttoes every
where." A Kkw
lately made at the
Charleston. Mass., Nav Yard. It was
about one half of the ben of a planer, fhe
whole machine destined to weigh about
105 tons. The section cast viil weigh
v-nme tons when cleaned. c;j he
was from the machinery of the eld United
States steamer llrnml. Two months
wore required to make the mold, forty-one
tons of metal were used, and eight davs
ever made in New
England became cold.
Letters have been received from tlie
colony that sailed from Maine in August
fo, a settlement at Jaffa ancient Joppf$
ia the Hoiy Land. They imd a good pass
age of days ; landed October f. the
Turkish Government favoring the project
of allowing them to land their merchandise
free of duty. The colony consists of 1.36
men. women ami children. They had car
ried th.-ir church, school-house, saw-mill,
store. vc, and have a charming site for
Our Government has taken steps to ar
rest the Coolie trade. Capt. Xapoleon
Collins, commanding the Sacramento,
sailed a few davs since for China, carrying
with him full instructions from the State
Department to look into the Coolie trade,
and after a thorough examination, report
all the facts to his Government, with a
view to early amelioration, if not entire
suppression Qf this traffic. &c.
Thc ladies of Wankegan, Illinois. search
ing for a means of raising money to repair
their cemetery, conceived fhe idea of hir
ing the largest hall in town on the evening
of election day, and making arrangements
to receive telegraphic returns from all
quarters. By charging a moderate en
trance fee they thus realized quite a
PaiLKO.VI) FOR SOCTHEKX CAT.IFOnXXY.
A new scheme for a railroad through
Southern California has been proposed.
The plan is to connect Sacramento city
with Fort Yuma, via Fort Miller, in Fresno
county. The road will be about COO miles
in length, and will pass directly through
a large agricultural region.
PittLADiCT.PiitA Mfxx. The coinage in
the Philadelphia mint, for the month o
September, amounted to 02.012 gold pieces
the value of which was $2,025,3(0 78. Of
silver pieces thci-cwere coined 54.152, the
value of whi ch was $250,221 00. The cop
per coinage was valued at $118,745.
All Si'FX'cr.ATiON". The practice says the
Round Table of bringing artistes across the
Atlantic when in their tZceaJenec, and when
the European field is presumably exhaust
ed for tfcem. may be justified, as a commer
The New Haven Colon v Historical So
0 ctety has been presented with the draft
which was used in that city in 1SG3, and
which frightened so many timid ones off
fo Canada. It may be examined now
without anv danger.
m.iuis UK. out. 0
Oregon City, January IS, IS 67. J
Trade throughout theentire valley is very
quiet at this season of the year, generally,
aud nothing being expected fronitheQiining
regions by way of business, it is nrt) strange
that tlie cantile classes report dml sale
The markets of Portland are more quiet thari j
- - m . . -
Good, clean dressed chickens never il to find
ready sales. And this leads us trPremark
that even at present prices there iver)little
margin for the producer's profit on sales ef
fected in, the manger customary. The pro
ducer cannot alize expenses by dealing in
thejoiut capacity of jobber, and speculator,
as well as producer, and our advice would
be that they select a house through which to
make their sales, and pack and ship their pro
(djucts at stated intervals, receiving by return
mail if need be, acunt of the transactions.
The exports of the State for the past year,
through Portland, exclusive of treasure, ag
gregate in value $45-457. This is a grati
fying increase, but now that the main de
pendence rests with the export trade, it
should be made to increase in greater pro
portion annually, by well directed efforts.
The condition of some of the fruit shipped
to San Francisco recently must been bad
as the Times reports sales at from 50 cen8
to $1 72 per box.
The following prices were current for do-
mestic produce in Portland yesterday :
FLOUR Imperial and Standard brands
$G 00 bbl., in sacks ; Country brands
WHEAT Milliner. 70o7;75c. H bu. C
CORN MKAL $2 50 cwt.
FELT) Ground 3o ton ; Middlings
$13Vt-:U : Jii-an $1-'.
FUC IT Green Apples ?bx 7oSl 25:
Dried Apples $ lb 6010c; Dried Peaches
124c: I'liims 1-ie
CURED M.VT Bacon lb i:k14c;
nis -rt io is,i,xpc; rn
LaVRD Iirkegs 12 c.: tins 15c.
K( I GS :-t.-.-c ) doz.
Til TTTER Ordinary to 1.1 rime lb 25
POULTRY-Chickens doz 4 506.).
VEGETABLES Potatoes p bt03o
50c; Onhms 100 lbs $1$1 50.; Beans
loinbs s:5 50 l.
HIDES Safied li 4 '5c: drv 9010.
Thk American' Co-rvnioiiT. Mr. An
thony Trollope sent aGpaper to the Social
GScience Congress of Great Britain on 'In
ternational Copyright." America, he said
had more readers than Tli gland and fewer
authors, aud the obstgeie to a copyright
treaty was not the piratical bookseller. but)!
Congress. That bod v. he savs, fancies
that stolen goods must be cheap, but, oddly
enough, luev are not so. au can s.eai
they are not so. All can
alike, and, consequently, no pubJ&her
reckon on a large sajg. To cover himself,
therefore, he charges a large price, and
books sol I in Loudon at half a dollar of ten
cost a dollar in America. The true in
terest of the public is to enable some one
puDUiher to appeal in saiety to tee uesire f)i
of the multitude for cheapnQs, gnd this
he cannot do unleshe can aicquir a j'eal
prvjperty m copyright. 0
I&nxEY l'oit Im:each.msxt. A Washing-
(btoa special of the llth says that Col.
Forney has the foBowing in leading edi
torial If the existing conflict is not ter
miited by impeachment, it will end in
war.'' Politicians seem to desire it but
for God's sukiQ keep ceo! don't make a
" fire oatojj" of yourself Forney, and " pre
cipitate" another rebellion. Andrew John
son deserves rxensure. most likely con
Ashley and oShenthint so.
a President would be to
take a i:io.-.t vital, we may say fatal step,
iun.au V, ,11. A.VKUl!!g fciiOU.U UC UOl.0
1 . - -V7-. .1 .1. 1 1 . -1
which will contribute unnecessarily to
measures wliicli mast el i waV."
Laegk Di;i'ot. Tlie largest railroad de
pot in the world has recently been built
atCleveland. Ohio. It is C03 feet in
length by ISO in breadth, aud covers an
area of m.re than two and a half aces.
The building is one of considerable arch
itectural beauty. The front is ornamented
with marble busts of Lincoln, grant Sad
other men of note. O
IIcavy Commission' Business. The Chi
cago IZrpml'can learn? that Mess Scott,
Thompson. Tong. and other parties asso
ciated in the construction of the Kansas
branch of the Union Pacific Railroad, have
paid George Francis Aram $50,000 of tfre
$.'.30,T)9O due him as commissions ia earlier
negotiations of thaPcnterprise?
ment engineer who has arrived in Oregon
recently, vil soon proceed with the plan
for erecting an iron clad forlcation at
Scarborough 1'oint. opposite Astoria.
IVcst, Pivs,i.;-ni. While Geu. U. S.
Grant is frequQitly talked off as the next
President, tlie public should not forget to
purchase their clothing, gents' furuishitrg
goods, etc., ot Kohn & Fishel, Xo. Ill Front
street, j ortiana.
31. ii. Cliur.'U.- Morning services at
10 1-2 a. it. Evening servicQ at 7 r. m. I.
D. Driver, Pastor.
St. P-iut's Kpi.5Ciu.l Cliurcla, the Rev.
J. W. Sellwood, pastor. Services on Sun
day at 10 1-2 a. 11. aud 7 r. m. Sunday
school at 2 p. m.
services at 10 1-2 a. m. Evening services at
7 p. m. 1. S. Knight, Pastor.
Marrisigc ii1 i tl.litt-y, an essay of
Warning and Instruction for Young Meu.
Also, Diseases and Abuses which prostrate
the vital powers, with sure means of relief.
Sent free of charge in sealed letter envelopes
Address: D J. SKILL. X IIOUCIITOX,
1) Howard Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
Tlie liesl Ilcui.-dy !,. P.n-ify fng tlie
Blood, Strengthening the Nerves, Restoring
ffie Lost Appetite, is 1- hj'.S'S HAMBURG
TEA. It is the best preservative against al
most any sickness, if usecT timely. Composed t
ot herbs only it can be given safely to infants.
Full directions in Frich, Spanish, and Ger
man, with every package. TRY IT !
For sale at all the wnolesale aud retail
drug stores and groceries. ' (d
EMIL FJiiiSE. Wholesale Drno-,xist.
Perry Davis' egetable Piiin Kilicr,
As an internal remedy has no equal. In
cases of Cholera, Summer complaint, Dys
pepsia, Dysentery, Asthma, it cures in one
night, by taking tt internally and bathing
with it freely. It is the best liniment in
America. Its aetion 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 19
a Pain Killer 7
Perry Davis Pain Ktlleh. This mecl-
Line lliis ucuuiii'j an 111 iivn; ai lyinuifrcc, (
thing no medicine ever became before. Paie
Killer is as much an item in every bale o.
goods sent to country merchants,' as te
coffee, or sugar. Tins speaks volumes ia
its favor. Gfei tal's Messenger.
IVew A d vcr Mseni cuts.
New Stvles received by every steamer
from our manufactories. 13. ly
0 0 -
A Rare Opportunity
Is Offered fyte Slock Men of Oregonrj
f H OFFERED F !U ALE ?
IROWXL(nU-as uT years old in March
y last, is sixteen hantis hig!, weighs lloo
lbs., bT)wn in color with blackpoiuts, no
marks, has proved himself'a good and sure
foal jretter. His pedigree is as follows: Sire,
Paul Jones ; (dam Jane Meivenzie ; 2d dam,
ppy, by Tom Benton, by American Kclpse,
t of Miller's Damsel, by imported Messen-
ger ; ot U;l, .urn, cy vataweii s iranoy, tie
bv imported Ti anbv; 40. dam, by Vbd-
r; Sd d;i, Ann, by Camweli s 1
imported Tianbv; 40. dam,
ki''ccker ; r.th dam, bv Tclaujarhus.
Jane McKen'ie, K4e dam oPlirowniow, re
ceived the tir si premium for thorough. bred
mares at the State Fair of Oregon in 1
Brownlow received three first premiums for
colts of bis class the same year, and has been
pronoued by COMPETENT judges the
best roadster' sta'lio l ever raised on the
Pacific coast. Ilisyle aad action is mag
lie may be seen for a short time at the
Black Hawk Stable, Portland, Oregon, where
any further info-mation may be learned by
applying to G. Cook. O
Tile dam of Brownlow is also offered for
side COLBUIIN" BAIRELL.
:TUE OF TWO EXFXl
isncd from the Circuit Court of the
State of" (egon for the county of Clackamas,
one in favor of George A. l'cfe, and against
I). T. Joslin fuiythe sum of otifuWoo, and
interests aud co;
Pope, and against B. (J. Joslin for thOunk
of 'i'4" SS-lou andmterest and costs, and for
want of ers(yUi! property oat of which tc
make the same, I have this day levied upon
all the right, title and interest of said B. T.
Joslin in and to the following tracts or par
cels of land, to wit : Donation claim No. "47"
iscetions ?A and 32. in(T. 3 S. R. 1 K., be
ing the(K)ini chum of Wesley Joslin and wife,
described in Notification " Jo23" on file m
the land ollice in Oregon City, containing
ti4h acres more or less. Also the following:
Beginning at a point !7."-10o chains eas
and 2ti idius)iorth of the south-west corner
of section 'i, 'j, T. 3 S. R. 1 E., thence soutU
42. lo chains ; thence wet 3-".i'h chains ;
thenct? north .07 chains; thence west 67
chains; thence Qiorth So"- east 2'j chains ;
thence east 101.4S chains to the place eifbe
giuning, containing 02 '. so acres, the same
being the donation claim of L. A. Sealey and
wi.'e, aud I will pioceed to sell all the riglit
title and interest of said B-T. Joslin in and b?
the sa:ne0it public auction to the highest
biuder ttt the Comt House door in Oregon
Cit, in said coumy and State, on
So I-dot, the ith day of February
A. 1). lsr7, at 1 o'clock p. Mofsaid dav, to.
satisfv the above amuuiitsQnd cos-s, and ac
cruing costs. Wm. P. BURNS,
Sheriff of Chickanrin County, Oregon.
Oregon City, Jan. lth, lsG7. 18:4w
Atei;nlstrator's Kc-ti.ce. 0
VTOTlCEIS) HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
have been duly appointed admin
istrator of tlie estate of James Mc
Laughlin deceased. All persons having
eiahns .(gainst said estate are hereby notified
to present the same to me witbue proper
Within Six Mouth from the Dale
hereof, at my o'iice in Oregon City. And
all persons indebteJ to said estate are re
quested to make immediate payment to tho
JAMES M. MOORE,
Oregon City, Clackamas county, Oregon,.
.Iauarv 1 1 til, 1 S-J7-
Permanently Located at Oregon City-, Oregon.
Rooms over Charmau L Bras store. Main
P -- AJiiiifc X !
MA IX ,TJ:EEiC)REGqX CJTY.
FB All LOW & FULLER
Successors to Wortman & Shegpard,)
Keep constantly on hand
CAKES! PIES! BREAD!
0 And Crackers of all kinds !
Orders in this Line will meet with
PROMPT ATTENTION I
BARLOW & FULLER
Also ke on hand all kinds of
EAMILY GROCERIES !
0 fc A M COAT STORES !
And all Articles uted for Culinarj
BLOW & FULLER
Sell a fine assortment of
LIQUORS AND TOBACCO!
B' the Case, or at retail !
Attention is also directed to the fact
that noLodyoel.se seLIs the
FAMOUS GLEASON CHEESE !
IN SHORT !
,r"2n!;-; ' .'1, fss,
t - , -' 'o " J
- - . 3
Farmers and the public generally arc inr
vited to call at the City Bakery, where the
truth will be made apparent that our stock ia
complete, and our prices reasonable. All
kinds of produce taken in exchange fo?
t,(R BARLOW FULLER.
Oregon City, Jau. ?tl0?(!7. (13:ljr
hole Agent, IP- Clav street. San Francisco.
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