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EI)e iDecklfl (Enterprise.
, Oregon City, Oregon :
D. C. IRELAND, EDITOR AXD PROPRIETOR.
Saturday, February 16, 1867.
The Oreoox Central .Railroad. Just
as we go to press we receive the prospec
tus of Che Oregon Central Railroad. Books
liave been ordered open for subscription.
We reserve comment, for want of time,
until next week Tbe following are three
of its articles : q
1st. The shares of theeapital stock in said
Company fctydl be fctibscrtbed for at their par
value in goltvcoin or its equivalent in cur
rency. 2d. The Board of Directors may levy as
sessments as often as once in every sixty
(Maya, tut not mere than ten per cent, shall
be levied in such period.
Sd. Shares may be subscribed and paid
for with "claimed " or improved lands, rating
them at a fair cash valuation.
Letter Fko.vi Horace Greeley. A
letter is published from Horace Greeley
to a gentleman in Jefferson county. Miss
issippi, who inquired the intentions of fie
Republican party. Mr. Greeley says they
don:t intend to confiscate, and that until
the New Orleans riot there was not such
strong feeling on the subject of equality
of rigbti? He (ftd vises tbe South to estab
lish and maintain a good understanding
with the blacks. The letteQs not a very
specific answer to the inquiry, but is far
better than some others by the same writer.
H. G. ha3 not yet learned the great power
OJsebraska a State. The bill admitting
KcbrSlfi. into the Union has passed tooth
Houses of Congress over tke veto. Ne
Nebraska is therefore a State, the Thirty
seventh in the list. She will be admitted
Tr.y the President's proclamation when the
Legislature ratifies the) fundamental con
dition of universal suffrage. This may
not be done in time to admit her members
tojtho 40th Congress.
Improvement of Sr. Locis. The St.
Louis Despatch gives a detailed descrip
tion of a large njimber of private buildings
which are now going up in different parts
of that city, as in large cities, suburban
residences are in great demand. Some of
these buildings would seem, from the lau
dations of the Despatch, to be very credi
table specimens of trans-Mississippi archi
tecture. The Despatch regrets, however,
that so much of the material is imported
from other States.
IIlCuJIocI on Monopolies."
The Hon. Hugh McCulloch. from the
beginning to the end of his recent elabor
ate report, talks as though he had never
been a Protectionist and never knew how
to be. Take, for example, the second of
his " general principles" of taxation, of
which he asserts that " the correctness has
been proved by other nations' so that
they " may be safely adopted as a guide
to the legislation that is now required :'
" 2d. That the duties upon imported
commodities should correspond and har
monize with the taxes upon home produc
tions, and that these duties should not be
so high as to be prohibitory, nor to build
up home monopolies, nor to prevent that
free exchange of commodities which is the
life of commerce. Nor, on the other hand,
should they be so low as to seriously im
pair the revenues, nor to subject the home
manufacturers, burdened with heavy in
ternal taxes, to a competition with cheap
labor and larger capital which they may
be unable to sustain'
Horace Greeley asks : What is a " mon
opoly?" Is it not an exclusive privilege,
by law conferred on a designated person
or persons, to produce or supply an article
wh'ch 0 hers desire? Mr. McCulloch, for
example, is our only Secretary of the
Treasury, and, while he retains his place,
en;oys a monopoly of the privilege of ut
tering nonsense and sophistry, (if he will.)
from the highest and most authoritative
financial position. But in what allowable,
what conceivable sense, can a high duty
imposed on a foreign product ' build up
home monopolies,'' while every person
living in this country is at perfect liberty
to produce just such (or better) articles,
and sell them so cheap as he may ?
Do let us have this matter made so clear
that human audacity will net suffice to at
tempt its further perversion or mystifi
cation. Let us suppose that there is one. and
but one, mine of zinc, or plumbago, or
nickel, in our country, and that this mine
belongs to an individual or company : it
might be fairly urged that a high duty on
imported zinc, plumbago, or nickel, (as the
case may be.) would create a gainful mon
opoly for the benefit of that person or
company. In other words, it would en-fan Occasion of much interest." We have
The mails add steamers in this part of
Oregon are now making their couuections
The Idaho, of the anchor line, 112 das
from Ba'h, Maine, arrived at San Francisco
on the fcth.
Lafavette Cartee was confirmed bv the
Senate ou the I'th, as Surveyor General of
The boats of the P. T., Co. on the Willam
ette now go stock full of freight for up river,
bringing iu return considerable cargoes of
the products of our State.
The " soldier boys" at Fort Klamath have
started a paper which they call the Growler.
The boys wtio got up that earthquake hoax
are able to get up anything in the sensation
line, and in good style, too, says Crandall.
The Oreffonian. advocates the building of a
road to Tualatin Plains, from Portland, next
summer. The farmers may do something
toward it but as to Portland alas ; we
have not courage to even hope that she will
move in the matter.
The Napa Register says a company has
been formed in Uregon for the manutaclure
of linseed, castor bean, and other vegetable
oils. It has a capital of $rto,'0o and has sent,
it to New York for Machinery. Tnat i
wh;it will make a State home manufactures.
The lle'jUter is one of our legul ir exchanges.
The law esse of the Cascade Railroad
Company vs. Joseph Bailey, docketed for
trial at the February term, is a suit to deter
mine the risrhts of thai company as against
others to the right of way for a railroad on
the Oregon side of the Columbia river,
around the Cascades. The result will, in
deed, go further than that it will determine
whether at company has any vested right
iu the premises. It is an important suit.
The Oi-eai.ii.liib says the pastor of the f.
E. Church" of Portland reports an increase in
'membership of fourteen during the last three
months, vhc have joined by letter from other
churches, f.ud twenty nine who have joined
on probation. The average attendance at
the Sundi.v School was about three hundred
and the register shows a total attendance of
three hundred and thirty four.
Mr. MoNary of Wasco county, one of the
party who tame in on Meeks' cut-off in lS4o.
is talkiug of revisiting that region in search
of gold. lie teels confident he can prospect
the country safely witi twenty men.. A Mr.
John MeClosky, who visited the Crooked
River region lately in search of .animals
stolen froln him by the Indians, reports to
the Moantain-ees that the indications for gold
are very . ood, aud thinks that country nu
attractive field for prospectors.
Dr. Iiauchett and wife are on a visit to
their former home Coldwater, the beautiful
capital of Branch County, Michigan. Ttie
Sentinel says, " they were welcomed by about
one hundred old settlers, at the residence of
Fred V. Smith, and the meeting of old and
watan friends after so long a separation was
Reform Demonstration in London.
The reform demonstration appointed to
take place in London, on Monday, Decem
ber 3d, was a great success. The London
papers contain full accounts of this impos
ing affair, which passed off with the great
'est order and regularity, the proceedings
elicting the approbation of even the Lon
Characteristic0 Modesty. Mobile is
situated at the head of a large but shallow
bay. During the war.to prevent ihe en
trance of United States war ships, obstruc
tions were sunk5, ar?d pile, were driven
across the channel. Now these obstruc
tions injure the importanceCof Mobile, and
the authorities there petition the United
States Government to remove the rubbish.
Don't Vex Them. It, is stated that a
song, produced at the theater in Mobile a
few Qenings since, was hissed on account
of the expression of a hope that the North
and South vould liveO in peace and har
mony hereafter? What a shame it is that
44 sentiments irritable to the Southern peo
ple" should be indulged in.
Notes ox America by an Englishman.
In the London Mark lane Repress there
is a very readable article on the agrieul
1 turcl resources and productiveness of the
United State by James Howard, of Bed
ford, England. JLJe was pleased with
everything be saw, except our system of
Good for Boston. Th4 Center of the
Hub is to have an art building to cost
S2, 000,000. Land valued at $250,000 has
been donated fomthe purpose, and the
plans have been aceepied and the money
promised. It is designed to embrace all
the branches of ancient. raeaiyeval and
modern art in a series of galleries.
Food for Story. It iasaid that a capi
tal of $250,000 has been put up to run an
opposition to the Chicago Tunes, by Dem
ocrats who are opposed to the position of
Story on negro suffrage. Those who know
Wilber FQ Story are aware that he has a
faculty of '"Jattening" off oppositions of
able the owner or owners of that mine to
sell their product (within certain limits; at
their own price.
Now let us suppose Congress should im
pose a prohibitory duty say $100 and
upward i)er ton on all imported iron,
(for instance.) would any such result be
produced .? What would thenceforth reg
ulate aad govern the cost of iron to our
consumers? At first, for a very short
time, there would be a deficient supply of
iron, and a consequent enhancement of its
price. But would not this fact inevitably,
instantly stimulate and insure an increased
home production of iron? Here are
blown out furnaces all over the land
standing idle because they cannot be run
at a profit would not an increase of even
$5 per ton put many of these at once into
blast again? And if the price were en
hanced $10. $15, or $20 per tun, who
does not know that more, and still more,
of them would be set to work, and that
new works would be erected whenever
ore. coal, and lime, could be conveniently
brought togelher, giving employment to
tens of thousands of blasters, choppers,
masons, quarry men, furnacemen, c, Ac.
Who that ever read a page or thought an
hour on the subject does not know that
this process of erecting new iron works
and reviving those now disused would pro
on so long as more iron could be made at
a profit, or until the profit of this pursuit
had been reduced to the average profit of
business in general ?
Is there cany possible demur to this
statement.' Are not the elements ot iron
production abundant, widely diffused, and
practically inexhaustible ? Let us suppose
all Protectionists so stolid or so ignorant
that they would persist in using their capi
tal where it would yield them little or
nothing, when they might make 25 to 50
per cent, by employing it in iron making,
would not Free Traders evince more com-
Roscos Conkling. Mr. Koscoe Conk-
Tp-, recently elected to tbe United States monopolies?" If what fee .
Senate from New York, though compare- hQer baM' palpable fallacy i
tilely a young man. has attained a national
reputation as an able legistor, and aready
and finished orator, while his popularity
at home is almost unbounded.
moo sense ; It tney now decline to invest
in iron making, is it not for the precise
reason that they can do better that is,
make more in some other vocation? Aud
will they not rush into iron-making when
ever they shall find this more profitable
than, their present pursuits? Nay : would
not the very Britons who are now making
iron for our market in the " fast-anchored
isle," come (or send) over and make it
here, if they could thus secure a larger
profit than by making it where they
uow do ?
Is there any answer to this statement of
the case? If so, what is it? And. if not.
what reason or sense is there in Mr. Mc
Culloch's bugbear of buildipg up home
If what fee . avs is the
it seems to
us, is it not discreditable to. our country
that its highest financial officer .should
presume to utter it?
That a " free exchange of commodities"
enjoyed many happy days in Coldvvater, and
Simula have been pleased to nave beau pres
ent uu that occasion.
The Umatilla Frets says there will soon
be a daily line between UKiuti.la and Peit
laud. By the timetable already made out,
the trip will be made inside of twenty-four
hours. There wiil be no delay at the Dalles.
After .reaching Uma'il la, the boats will lay
over until .morning, then going to vYadula,
and immediately returning, make Portland
the sstiiie night. Such a movement will for
ever secure the Idaho and Montana trade to
the Columbia river.
The Oregon kin of Monday says it was ru
mored on the streets, yesterday, that the
rival steamship companies, running vessels
between this port and San Francisco, have
linal'v entered into a combination to carry
passengers and freight at an agreed scale of
prices ana 1 lor passengers ana
for freight. Nothing certain is known pub
licly, the rumor purporting to rest on private
telegrams. We doubt the correctness of the
rumor, though we find rnanv persons who
give it credence. Sunday was just a day for
The Orcaon'uin, thus speaks of duck bos
made in Portland bv Mr. Cook, for. a mining
companv at Mormon Basin, ft is re: tide o4
what is called 44 eiht-ougfct" decking as
thick as leather and ;he seams are srwed
with a waxed thread, composed of sixteen
strands of shoemaker's thread The stitch
is the ordinary harness-maker's stitch and
made by hind. The selvedges are turned
outward and taken in witti ine scam, an ar
rangement which avoids theoid trouble with
duck hose abrasion of the seam and conse
quent ripping. This seam is a m-w one for
tiiis sort of hose and will undoubtedly an
swer ttie design perfectly. Mr. Cook is ab!
to turn out uu article of hose which will
compare favorably with anything ever made
on the coast. Hydraulic mining companies
need go no further than Portland for tu.3
best article, possible to be procured.
A letter from Marion county gives the fol
lowing intelligence: The saw-mill known as
the Morrison or Woodside mill, situited on
Aberqua was swept off together with a great
deal of lumber. It is a total loss. At
Piirkeraville, there was a large dritt accumu
lated against the count" bridge across I'uct-
ding river. Ihe bridge they cut awav in
order to set rid of the drift, but it (ailed to
.move it, although the bridge went. The
drift is a solid m iss from where the bridge
stood, up to the mill-dam across Pudding
river, thereby causing tne river to back up
and obstruct the passage from the s;iw and
gii.it. mills entirely destroying the mill jdte.
unless the drift can be removed, which is at
least doubtful. All the bridges in that place
nave been swept, away.
i t . . i rt H:i?i;nis
i hc turai neaisii ajj"" y.
circles hat part.es are discussing i.ie
bditv of putting on aline cf steam propellers
to run between Portland and Panama, con
necting with a corresponding line on the
A thin tTc coast. Those who are good judges
of the commerce of Oregon are satisfied that
uch a line would be successful, and will do
all in their power to further the matter.
M-inv would scout at the idea as preposter
ous "while figures -how that t e result is not
at ad doubtful. The imports of Oregon ai
the present time are considerable, and the
increased business consequent upon the es
tablishment of such aline is deemed a sutn
cient t uarantee for tlw success of the en
terprise. Were such a line established it
would add materially to the consequence of
this citv and State. By this move, Portland
would com maud the commerce of the adja
cent Territories, and between them all lair
return cargoes might be produced. We
hope such an enterprise will be commenced
during the present year and we feel confi
dent that 1 he result will prove the correct
ness of t'ne judgment and foresight ot the
Col. Lawrence Hall, died on Monday
moru'iig at the residence of his soo-in-Iaw,
Mr. Win. II. Uenm-tt. '1'be 0'"fWflia says:
Col. Had 'crossed the Plains to Oregon iti the
vear 14 , arriving he:e with the party which
sufiered so much while lo.-t on the deserts ot
southeastern Oregon. Together with sever
al others ot that train, up. m arriving here,
he setiled in what was then called '"Tuahty"
county -no. v Washington. The next year
he was chosen with A. L. Meek and D. 11.
LownsdaSe, a member of the llouse of Rep
resentatives which, constituted then, the Leg
islative branch of the Provisional Govern
ment of Oregon. A. L. Lovejoy was the
Speaker of that session and X. uuber. Clerk.
Col. Hall was an active member, entei ing
with animation into the business ol protect
ing and advancing the interests ot the
United States, against theclaims of the Hud
son's Bay C nnpany. lie was chairman ot
the committee on the M'uitia and a member
of the committee on Education. After the
organization of tiie Ter.itoriil Government,
he was elected a member of the Council
from Washington county we believe, in
18o2. Col. Hall has always been more or
less identified with the public affairs of his
county, .either as ;tu udicer or a private c,iti-
zen, and in all relations as suet), tie always
secured aud maintained the respect of his
fellow citizens, lie d-ed at the age of sixty
seven years, of consumption.
Mensem in Pajus. Eastern prints glory
in prating about the 4' success" of Adah
Isaacs Menken, and as she happened to
' show herself" first ia San Francisco.
where she obtained the starter which has
lead to her final success, and enabled her
t j '"open out" in Paris the present year.
in such gorgeous style as has been inli
mated she will, the press of Californi i con
elude that it is something for them to be
proud of something to boast that The
Menken, who now hikes such "iiigh ran'.i
n the world, fiist electrified her audien
ces in the Pay City. Who is Adih Isaacs
Menken ? The people on this coast know
weii enough, an 1 the honest critic will as-
c: :be her t.ne po.-moa. bue was and is
the personal of the ejiief character in an
immodest over-drawn play, uufit for the
public -ye, degraditig to the drama, whose
temples.it defiied at least in San Fran
ei.co, whose chastity it corrupted. Adah
Isaacs Menken was well paid for her
performances, and as we shall believe
having failed in her appeals to the judg
merit of the world, courted the approva
of its passions, and being entirely sue
cessful in this role it proves that th'. world
is surely on the down grade of immorality,
Paris is certainly a lit Geld for her ex
An Amsiucan Colony in the Holy
Land. Not long since the arrival at Jaff.
of a vessel from Jouesnort. Maine, with
1-i0 Americans to colonize in Palestini
was announced. It was a most noticeable
movement, even in this pre eminently col
onizing age. ihe idea is a happy one of
planting an organized Christian community
in the birthplace of Christianity, now
cursed with Turkish domination. That
the colonists will have no ordinarv difii
cullies to encounter, arising from the jeal
ousy their presence wdl inspire and the
bigotry it wdl stimulate, all can easily be
lieve; but for several weighty reasons it
is to be hoped they will succeed in estab
Itshing themselves iu their new home.
is ' the life of commerce," we have been
OlEoitors. The Louisville Journal hearing from Free Traders these forty-
has been printed years, and the Boston
Tost 34, and the editors who controlled
their columns at the eoniEieaeement, oc-
cupvthe same position now.
Thread . .Makeus. i hirtv women re
cently arrived in Newark, N. J., from En
gland? they having boea engaged by thread
manufacturers. ThoT had been chosen
from the large manufactories in England.
Human Nature is Slqii. It is said that
the pilgrimage to Mecca was .never a cir
cumstance to the crowds thtit crossed the
new suspension bridge on the opening
i.ow t heights. The LcrauJ, -says the
pacners ot L mat ilia offer to transport
freight to Foise City for tea cents per
pound. This price is fair enough for the
times. Cheek-ho cau't come in this year.
Of Course Nor. The old assertion that
white men could not yrk in the South
b-catr of the excessive heat, is not true
iK-ever mGMiv rw'"ev.i jr. mv ,-?
years, during wnicn every protective
tariff has been confronted by the Evening
Post and its echoes with predictions that
our commerce would be ruined and our
revenue dried tip by its enactment. We
have heretofore seen those prophecies
contrasted side-by-side with the actual re
turns of both commerce and revenue ac
cruing under those very tariffs of 1824.
1828, 1812, and 1SG1, which the Post &
Co. asserted would destroy both commerce
and revenue. There are many countries
which have systematically ignored or re
jected protection Portugal, Turkey, Italy,
bra.:!, tor instance and we invite a com
parison between their oonmeree and ours.
especially in those years when protection j ceiling, immediately over their bed
was here in the ascendant. Mr. MeCul- j day nooa. while the impostor was 5t
loch's assertions cannot outweigh the sfa-
tistics of all nations' treasury departments, j
our own included. We dare the Secre- j
tary to compile and present a tabular ex- !
pose of our commerce and revenue under
protection and free trade respectively.
Such a table, fairlv made ur. would be
13 v letter from Bethany, Marion countv.
the Oreg'ttuan. gives the following : There is
a company of So men who have taken a con
tract to dam Silver creek, dig a ,iace and
bring the water to thi.1 place in a sufiicient
quantity to run a grist mill, cafdifig ma
chine, Ac. Ihe ground horn were the dam
will be built has been leveled, apd it has
been ascertained that the water will have
plenty of fall. T. W. Davenport, our pres
ent county surveyor, is going to erect the
mill. Others will put up machinery of dif
ferent kinds. e had intended to have
erected a brick seminary this dast season.
but failed to get the brick, lint it will be
erected this ummer, as men of Capita! aud
perseverance are at the head ot tuiise affairs.
A letter from n person connected with
Capt. Mc-.lv ay s company el scouts on Crook
ed river, irives information that tbe hostile
Indian in that region are reduced to ex
troRiitles. The writerexpresses the opimou
thit m iuv of them must starve. McKay's
scouts hold the valley, and the Indians dare
not descend from the mountains to obtain.
game yuc ot-fver food. On the mountains the
; snow is very deep, and it is impossible for
the Indians to find subsistence either for
themselves or t.ieir htuses. It is reported
j that they have been com clled to eat mosc of
: their animals, as this was the onty resource
! left them, the Indian scouts under com
j maud of McKay's aud Darragh, manifest
2-reat skiu and vigilance in Dursuini- thp
liostile bands. The idea of a winter cam
paign in that region has proven to be th.
correct one. Much already has been accom
plished, and it is believed that bv spring the
i.osxue -HMcnins iu xiiut locality will be whol
The J. Review of Salem g'ves a certain charac
ter who is becoming somewhat notorious, a
suitable airing: The dirty do.. Cook who
has created considerable excitement through
the press, has shown himself to be nothimr
1 . . . U 3 l i . . .
ueiiei iuau u. scuunurei, una snouid be kick-
eurrom every iaor like a dog. As we learn
Uis itte transK04;orr3, they are as follows
iiuni, i,,.- siute, ub went to esl"V
Graves' hotel, asked for a good room, which
was given nun, immediateiv ovfr a family
apartmeut. fie refused to allow any one to
take care of his room. The ocewnants of thA
I lower room discovered several holes in the
Julia Dean Hayxe. Julia Dean, whose
name revives a . grateful memory- of a
graceful, thoughtful and admirable act
ress, has left ihe stage after a series of tri
umphs on the Pacific coast, and will hence
forth reside in New York. Ten Years ago
or more, she married Dr. A. P. llayne, of
Charleston, son of Jiqbert G. llayne. wlio.-e
Senatorial deb at 3 with Webster on iiulli.fi
cation has become historic. Last vear
Mrs. llayne obtained a divorce from her
husband, on the ground of failure to sup
port. ,m She is now the wife of Mr. J. G.
Cooper, of New Y'ork. and the charming
center of a circle of friends who had not
forgotten the brilliant Julia Dean of a
more instructive and more
a volume of mked and
on i-u ri
poste- was at dinner.
the proprietor went to Cook's room and
found an auger hid under the bed, . wiUi
which the dirty wretch had made several
holes in the floor to enable him to see the
occupants be!ow. The proprietor made him
leave the premises and pay 2'.i for the dam
age he had done to the Door, which he pulled
out of a well filled purse and paid. We be
lieve the dog was egged out of towu on last
Tuesday night. Letliitn receive a kick iti
5t"J of charity wherever he wiy go. -
1UF. jsicoLsox l ave. -1 tie irrjury in
flicted by stone pavements on the hoofs of
horses in ordinary travel, and the slip
periness which in winter often seriously
injures these faithful beasts ; and the want
of durability common to ordinary wooden
pavements are evils almost entirely over
come by the Nicolson pavement, accord
ing to the experience of Chicago. St. Louis
and Portland. It is about to be intro
duced In to Nashville and Memphis, is on
trial on Nassau street. New York, anil will
soon be tested in Philadelphia. Pittsburg
will also give it a trial.
Beyond the Mississippi. Mr. Albert
D. Richardson, of the New York Tribune.
has in press a new volume of adventure,
called " Beyond the Mississippi." It will
contain five hundred large octavo pages,
and two hundred illustrations from orig
inal photographs, ?,nd sketches from the
pencils of Bierstadt. Ilennessy, White,
Eytinge, Nast, Fenu, Perkins, Waud, and
other American artists of repute.
Railroad Byx ix Congress. A dis
patch of the Gfb from Washington says
that the House Pacific Railroad Committee
have voted to postpone all new bills until
the next Congress, and will report only in
iavor of the road fro-m Sacramento to Yal-
lejo and the road from Portland to Puget
Sound. The effort to get a repeal of the
Si 1 duty, on railroad iron failed.
We take the following telegraphic- news
from dispatches to the Morning Oregoniun.
DatfS to Fcbiu.uyl3th.
Caleb T. Fay has signified hi3 willingness
fo accept tlie nomination lor Goveriior of
meteor fell near Monterey at l.So P. M.,
on the 11 tu, causing a loud renort. It
Kissed like a ball oi lire, leaving a biack
smoke in its wav like that of a steadier.
Ihe pay of the District Judge of California
was inci eased to So.ouo. and tlie Distru-t
Judges of Oregon and Nevada to each SA.-
The New York Legislature has passed a
)int resolution instructing the delegates in
Congress to advocate tfieact granting ua
tiona! aid to the Northern Pacific Iiadioad
connncting Lake Superior to Pu"-et Sound.
fhe largest looby ever concentrated i
Washington is now cowdinn the aisles in
the endeavor to kill the tariff bill. Arnoiv
them are many Englishmen of great weaitn
repr-sentmg importing interests.
.Applications tor admissiou into the Na
tional Asylum for Disabled Soldiers mav be
made either t the managers or through
governors. The Asvlum Manager for Cali
fornia is liev. Horatio Stebbius of San Frt.11-
The California, Oregon and Mexican
Steamship Company contemplate giving a
grand ctertumimnt to their friends, in the
siiape of au cc an excursiou to Mexico, in
the steamer Oiujlnnme, the steamer leaving
San Francisco tin the 17th; to-morrow.
communication from the Secretary ot
W ar gives the dvt.tils of the enormous ex
pense of transportation iu the Kocky Moan
tain regions. He says it amounts to from
$rl. to $leo, and eveu'lM per ton. Corn is
b o-lc per pound.
Ine enate bill to aid in the buildiusr of a
railroad from Sacramento to Yaliejo, whieh
passed the Senate, donates Hh,om acres of
land, none ol whii h can be touched until the
road is completed. The grant is to the
State, not to the company.
Tt... i..:.: .i. o ' i. , .. ...
in-; uuiimi oeeroiary oi negation at Jiex
ico, reports to his government that Ameri
cans have expended over -J,o;.u,UUO on min
ing claims in Mexico and lower California
without compensating results, owing partly
to deficient experience, and partly to false
teiuips to effect 1 he value of stock field iu
San Francisco and New Y'oik. An English
profes.-or of Engineering recently f om So
nora and Chihuahua, savs the mineral wealth
of those States is' overrated. Nothing unu
sual about that
The Times special says the House vote on
the previous question prolonging the debate
on the Military Government bill, is regaided
as another defeatof the leadership of Stevens,
who seems inclined to abandon ail further
attempts at reconstruction. It is not sup
posed that there is a strong hope among tne
House Unionists that a basis of operations
with the President may be found. The re
cent programme introduced in the Semite by
Mr. i)ixon iss.iid to indicate a possibility Jf
comi.ig to an understanding.
Tue Tifnes publishes the opinions of the
press on the eomproniis plan of the Presi-d-'-nt
and Soutiici n.-rs. The Southern press
as 'partially heard from withholds its as
sent and alleges that it is inconsistent with
the honor of the South to make oilers. The
Democratic press of the North generally
maintain silence. Tli Union .Journals aie
prompt and positive in its disapproval. The
Springfield ll-phlixaii alone wishes it suc
cess. They unitedly regard the Congres
sional timendmcnt entire as the minimum
The President's plan of reconstruction in
full is as follows :
Whereas, at the last session of Congress
an amendment to the Constitution was pro
posed to the legislatures, which amendment
has not yet been ratified by the States in
which rebellion recently pr. vailed, and
whereas there is reason to believe that the
Constitutions of said States will soon be
amended by voluntary acts of th legisla
tures and people thereof, by the adoption of
an article as follows
Article . Every in. le citireii who h;:s re
sided in this S.ate eiioyear. and in the coun
ty in which he offers to vote six months im
mediately preceding the da' of election and
can read the Constitution of the United
States, in the English language, and write
his name, or who mav be worth ..!) in tax
able property, shall be entitled to vote at
any election lor governor, members of the
legicJaturs and all other oiiicers elected bv
the people. I 'rootled, tnat no person shall
becxcltided from voting who has before held
the elective franchise ui'der the Constitution
of the Stsites or wiio at the time- of ma adop
tion of this amendment may be entitled to
Now, thrcfore, in view of the above con
siderations, in the confident hope of aa early
fratcrnil restoration o! th- Union.
JiemlreJ. That the following article be
proposed to the Legislaures of the several
States as an amendment to the Constitution
of the United Staies, which, wnen nstiried by
three-fourths of said Legislatures, hall be
Valid as part of the Constitution :
Article I t. Section 1st. The Union un
der the Constitution shall be perpetual ; eo
Stare shall pass any law or ordinance to se
cede or withdraw from the Union, and an
such law or ordinance shall be null and void.
Sec. 2. The public debt of the United
States, authoizi'd bylaw, shall ever be held
sacred and inviolate, but neither the United
States, nor any J-'tare shall assume or pav
any debt ir ofelij.ytioo incurred in aid din
snrrrelion or rebellion agaitist the United
Sec. 3. All persons born or naturalized iu
the United States and subject to the jurisdic
tion thereof, are citizens of the United Stater,
aiid of the States in which they reside, and
th citif.eRs of eu; h shall be entitled to all
the privileges or citizens in the sclera!
States No State shall deprive any person
of liberty or property without due process of
law, nor deny any person within its jurisdic
tion of equal protection of the law.
Sec 4. Representatives shall bo appoint
ed among the several States according to
their respective numbers, cormting the
wuolc number of persons in each Mate, ex
cluding Indians not taxed; but when any
State shall, on account of race or color or
prior condition of servitude, deny the exer
cise of the elective franchise ut any electiim
for President or Vice President of the United
States, Representatives in Congress, mem
bers of the Legislature and other officers
elected by the people to any male inhabi
tant, such being at the age of -11 years a nd a
citizen of the Uuiied S'les, theu the entire
class so excluded from -the tlective franchise.
snail not re. counted in the basis ot repre
s ntation. No Stuteshall require a property
qualification ot more than -'oi) of taxable
property, nor an educational qualification
more than enough to read the Constitution
of the Unit ed States in the English language
and wr ite his name.
Quartz. Or. Monday even - last a
stranger entered our snncii bearing in
his hand a few samples of rich quartz speci
mens inviting us to take a look at them.
It was the first quartz call we have had in
this city, and having been so often hum
bugged, ingloriously bilked we may say,
about q larfz. we liid concluded in our
new Enterprise' to let it alone muchly.
If we knew there was a mine just b.ick of
Oregon Citv. capable of making a who'e
con m tnitv 'rich in si day, we in'ght say. so
in our paper, but be h ip haz.ird items in
'his line generally prove a curse to the un
fortuna e wigh's who heed them, and who
have not sufficient knowledge fo discrimi
nate between the profitless mine reported
in the distance, and the actual wealth of
the farm, or business pursuits at home,
where comfort and plenty surround them.
To re Enlarged. The Oregon- City
Evterpri.se is to be enlarged: This new
journal is among the best filled papers
that comes to us. Unlike many papers
that have existed in Oregon, the Exter
p::ise never propose 1 to be a 'na-i nal'
paper, hence it does not disdain to give
its readers the local news iteniSj etc. The
Enterprise has a liberal advertising pat
ronage which speaks well for the enter-
Xo. 84 Front street, Portland Oregon.
L. P. YV. QULMBY, Proprietor, '
(Late of Western Hotel.)
This house is the mostQommodions in tho'
State, newly fur nished, aud it will be the en
deavor ot the proprietor to make his guests
comfortable. The Baggage Wagon wih'al,
ways be found at the land ng oiitbe arrival
of steamships and river boats, carrying bag
gage free of charge. 1 17. It'
VALUABLE iOWN LOT?
UPON' THE BLUFF!
OWNED BY ENDS SLOVER,
FOR SALE CHEAP. ON EAST TERMS J
LOTS 1, 2, and 6, IX BLOCK 107,
On Jefiersou street.
4 LL OF BLOCK G2,
Jtx. Bordered by "Washington st., John
Adams st., Fifth st., and Sixth' at.
prise" and local pride of the citizens of! XE pair of excellent worlt horses, aged
Oregon Citv. All branches of the local Vs and 9 years respectively, together with.
wagon, harness, etc.
For particulars apply to D. J. Slover,
or to J. M. Bacon, at the County Clerk's of-
business of the place are represented in
its columns. The people seem proud of
their paper and determined to give it a
liberal and living support. Courier.
fice, Oregon City.
An Enviable Privilege. It is an
nounced in a letter from Japan, that upon
the death of the late Tycoon, -': ten high
dignitaries demanded the unspeakable
favor of being allowed to rip themselves
up in honor of the deceased ruler. Five
only were deemed worthy, the others not
belnir sufii-'enflv noble to receive it.,J
Cor:gititii..al thiiivli. Morning
services at 10 1 -2 a. m. Evening services at
7 p. m. I S. Knight, Pastor.
M. K. Viix.iv h. Mormu? services at
Evening services at 7 r. m. I.
D. Driver, Pastor.
Sf . Pu fj I:rpist-4jml t'lKuili, the Bev.
J. V. Sell wood, pastor. Services on Sun
day at 10 1-2 a." si . and 7 v. it. Sunday
sciiooi at 2 p. m.
I'luir it of Je Sa-ti'il II sx t of .Ji'sis
(Catholic.) Rev. Odillon YaiiderGreen,
Paster. Services on Sunday at 10 1-2 a.m.,
and at 4 P. m. Suudav school at 3 p. m.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING BEEN
X appointed by the Hon. County Court of
Clackamas County, Oregon, Executor of tho'
hstate of Atbu hijinan deceased,
late of said county, all persons having de
mands against said estate are required to
present them, with the necessary vouchers,
to me at the office of Johnson & McCown, it;'
Oregon City, within six months from thi
date. JAMES P. OA SON, Executor. ;
Oregon City, Feb. 16th. 1SG7. 17.4
Administrator's, Iotire. "
IN COUNTV COURT, OC LACK AM Aft
County, State of Oregon :
Final settlement in the matter of the es
tate of Joseph Antrvffti Zeigler deceased.
Marcus Iveicherz the administrator of tlgp
above entitled estate, haying filed hiscj
Final Account for Sfltlrraent.
thereof, it is ordered by the Court that Mon
day, the 1st day of April, A. D., 1S67. (being
the tirst dr.y of t April term of said Court,
be appointed for the final settlement of said
estate, and, the hearing of objectiois to said
final aeciH.uit if anv there be. By order of
the Hon) W. T, Matlock, County Judge.
17.5) JM. BACON, County C
At Homo ti-.Ui.--The numerous pr.t- i T. THE COUNTY COURT OF TLTE
JL State of Oregon for the County of
Clackamas: In tlie matter of the estate of
Thomas Johnson deceased - Citation :
To Matilda lngalls and N. B. In galls, Emma
Egan aud Charles Egan, Jacob Johnson and
Fiederick Johnson, and to all other heirs
or di-visees of said Thomas Johnson, de
ceased. In the name of tlie State of Oregon: You
and each of von, are hereby cited to be and
firpea'" in the County Court of Clackamas
County, State of Oregon, at the Couit llouse
rons of the Premium Artist of Oregon, Mr.
Joseph Buchtel, will be pleased to learn that
Buchtel & Cardwell's Photograph Gallery, so
long and favorably known, First street,
Poitland, has again passed into the hands of
Mr. Buchtel, who is now Proprietor add. Op
erator. He has recently returned from San
Francisco, with all the latest styles known to
the art. and hence i3 prepared to give the
utmost satisfaction. When at Prrt,land re"
g.trdless of the weather call upon Buchtel,
at his old stand. (14o
ItlarrSstge m1 cl-b.-cj an essay of
Warning and Instruction for Young Men.
Also, Diseases and Abuses which prostrate
the vital powers, with sure means of relief.
Sent free ol charge in sealed letter envelopes
Addfess: D. J. SKI LL! N HOUGHTON.
1) Howard Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
Tlie is c v. litm y . .v I uf -ng tlie
Blood, strengthening the Nerves, Restoring
the Lost Appetite, is FRESE'S HAMBURG
TEA. It is the best preservative against al
most any sickness, if used timely. Composed
id' herbs o;,ly it ca i be given safelv to infants.
Full directions in French, Spanish, and Ger
man, with every package. TRY IT'!
For sale at all the w uolesule and retail
drug stores and iri oeeries. (31
" EM ! L FKESE, W holesale Druggist,
Sole Agent, 4lo Clay street, San Francisco.
In Portland on the Oth inst., KATIF, only
d.iughter of Win. T. and II. M. Shanahan,
aged $ years, G months, and 3 days. It is
sei-lcin that we are ca'led upon to record
more painful affile; ions to parents than in
the above case. Katie was a lovely child,
fiv.i th At home which is now mourning her
urf ailuie from earth must indeed be dark.
We sympathize wi h the f ther and mother,
and ho.ie, as expressed by she poet, that:
v Though no more the light of pleasure
t.ieir patlivav c ists her love,
They shall meet her hmo g the wanderers
In the glorious world above."
jEsOp's Fables. An illustrated edition
of " Ef?op".s Fables," with 56 large pic to ral
embellishments, will shortly be Issued by
Julius Pica. "
In Memokiam. At u regular meeting of
Wilhuiu tte Lodge No. ir, I. O. G. T., Febru
ary tub, 1S67, the following preamble and
resolutions were unanimously adopted : '
Whekras; It has pleased an all-wise and
all-merciful Gd m lli.- wisdom tolbke from
us our beloved sister Martha Swatl'oid, who
was an exemplary member of this Lodge.
Therein! e be it
Ii'ctolre I, That in the death of our de
pavted sister, this Lodge is called upon to
mourn the loss of a zealous and untiring
laborer in our sacred cause, and one who
j was ever ready to lend a belying hand in il e
cause off-Sod and humanity.
Jiexolred, That in the death of our beloved
sister, society has been depvived of a useful
member, the. relatives of the deceased of a
dear one that can never be replace! ; and we ! enjoying the blessings of health. It requires
hereby extend our heartfelt sympathy to
them iu this their sad bereavement.
A'emhetl, That the charter and regalia of
this Lodge be drcped in mourning for the
space id' thirty davs.
lltfi.olved, That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to the relatives" of r lie deceased. nd
a conv be furnished to the Okegov City hs
TKKi iiiSE and Corvallis Oazette for publica
P. Paquet, J. D. Locey, C. M kestcr,
Attest : P. T. Barclat, W. b.
in Oregon City, in said Ce-onty and Stte,
The First Muivlay of Aprd,
A. D. ISoT, (being the 1st day of said month)
then and there to show cause, if any you
have, why certain real estate described iu
the petition of the Administrator of said
estate, now on file in said Court, should not
be sold, to pav the debts outstanding against
deceased, and the costs and expenses of ad
ministrate j. Said real estate being a cer
tain tract of land lying near Oregon Citv.in
said Clackamas countv, containing albut
one hundred 100) acres, being the same pur
chased by said Th'-mas Johnson irhis "life
time, of tlie executors of the estate of W C.
Dement, deceased. 9
By order of the Hon. W. T. Matlock.Judte
of &aid Couit. '
In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and the seal of
Li. S.J the County Court of Clackamas
County, State of Oregon, at Ore
gon City, this 13th day of Febru
ary, A. D. 167.
17.7) " J. M. BACON, Co. Clerk.
ER. HENRY'S. .
FOUNTAIN OF LIFE!
And Great Dhod Purifier !
X EVER! PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE
periods arrive when new direction is
imparted to its course. 1 nese epochs pro
ceed from discovery of new tacts shedding
a light which clVaiiges the whole aspectof the
t science. 1 lie present is an epocn ot tnis
kind, and this great remedy now offered to
the public, in connection with fhe theory on
which it is based, is destined to effect an en
tire revolution in the treatment ot the dis
Scrofula and King's Evil !
by eradicating the disease entirely from the
blood. The Fountain, of Life is composed
ejtircly of vegetable extracts ; it contains no
mercury or other tn neral substances.
Tlie proprietor and discoverer of this 5or
creign remedy ch-tllenge the world to furnish
any t'bing, from the days of ..Esculapius to
the present time, in the arcana of Medical
Science, which can vie with or excel, the in
trinsic properties of this Great Blood Puri
fier. Its value has been tested with the hap
piest etlect in the most obsnna(e)cases of
Scrofula, that bdlled the. skill of die most
eminent physicians in the world. N matter
what form the dreadful disease cf Scrofula
and A7V may have assumed, it can iu
no ww be more safely and Certainly arrested
! in its progress than uy using iieiuey s vireat
i Blood Purifier. Thousands have been swept
into the grave, who, had they made a timely
! ..i Fountain of Life, miirht now be
u . . . : . f t. . ..i. i.
COXFK DERATE GoLD 'I t;VEl UVERTO THE
United States. The Secretary of the
Treasury has received a certificate of de
posits in faror of Henry Merrill, for the
sum of . -KM) sterling on the London and
County Bunking Company, (London;,
which sum Mr. Merrill reports remained
in his hands, while acting as an officer of
the so called Confederate States of America
at the time of the suppression of the re
bellion. The Secretary has ordered that
the necessary steps be taken for the re- I
covery of the money, and wnen realized to
be placed with the funds arising from the
sales of captured and abandoned property.
Jill arXlCie Ul I ru mtriii, aim iiii-iimmu uimc.
ro sustain itself. During tbe stern ordeal of
public experiment the Fountain of Life has
stood the test trial, and not beeu found
DR. llENLEV miarnnie.s to cure any caso
of Scrofula or frig's Evil iu thWvorld, and
eradicate the disease entirely from thesyster j
0." no charge made provided they will secure
him his pay when the cure is made. fB
For lieferenec: I would refer von to L. L
Peck of 'Portland. Mrs. Walter 'Mofhtt, and
numbers of others, iS to what a miraculous
tiled it had in a si ort time, in cases tbjit had
biifHed the skill of physicians for years.
lift. WM. f lENLEV,PoQland. Oregon
The above medioues are for sale by Be:!
Parker, and Channaa Bros., Oregon City. (!
First Rate. or pithy home thrusts
and butt-end contradictions of the balmy
.statements of the President relative to the
serene and happy condition of the South,
nothing is equal to Phil. Sheridan's report.
St. Thomas Lsiaxd. F. W. ' Seward has
returned from k. second mission, and is
engaged in preparing his report. It is be
lieved the United States have purchased
the island of Si.,Tboma3.
TN TIIE COUNTY COURT OF CLACK
JL amas County, State of Oregon :
In the marter of the estate and gnardinn
ship of Julie Frai.ces Howard. Ed win Albert
Howard, and Eugenia Ellen Howard, minor
heirs of Francis F. aud Anna A. Howard,
deceasel. .John Howard guardian.
U, S. revenue stamp, 5 cts.
To d John Howard, and all whom it mav
conc i : I'ursu w.l to an order of this Court
Ie . .e name of the tate of Oregon, vou
are V reby required to be, and appear before
the county court of clackamas countv, State
of Oregon, at a term of said court to be held
at the court room there, fin Oregou citv. in
saiu eiaeKamas county, en i
Monday, the AJh dmj of March, j
A. D. 1807, at the hour of 11 o'clock A. M. j
of said day, to show cause, if any yon hae,
why tee said John Howard should not be re
moved from such g vudlanship, and his let- (
ters of guardianship oyer said minors be re- j
vokeu, and lettvis oT guardianship of said j
minors gmutcd to some other person. And
you are notified that unless you do so appear
and show cau-e to the contrary, that said
letters will be revoked, ami another yuard- !
lan appointed according to the prayer ot
Iu witness whereof I have hereunto,
set mv signature and uilixed the
L. S.J seal of said court, this, 15th day
of February, 1Sm.
17 v J. M. BACON", Cicrk.
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THE X H'IO.VaL IXK is admitted to
the lxt in- vse. It does not mould.
not corrode or clog the pen, and i less like;!
to Mof.4hn any other -in use. It is now vo.
general use in the schools at tbe East, and
used in all the Government Departments at
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i33 Jvearuy street, San Francisco,
Exclusive Agents on the Pacific Coast for
the Xationu4 Ink Co. of N. Y. (lti.fitu
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Vegetable Pain Killer possesses virtue irhich
not alone, removes pain instantly, but regu
lates the stomach, gives strength, tone and
vigor to the system. It is one of tbe medi
cine that is worth more thaw-' gold. -Don't
i experiment in testing new remedies, wbes
! vou can buy the genuine Pain KiUer, wLict
j everybody kaivrrs to be 1.