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C. IRKLANO, EDlTOIt AX I) PUOPKIETOK.
Saturday, June 1st, 1867.
Gone North. The Fuleliter Ivii Victoria
on Thursday evening at 9 o'clock, for
8itka. ' ,
Ross Buowx. We have received the
grand Qouv-ish of Ross Brown, his mineral
G report to Congress. It is just like his
sweetheart a damsel.
Attempt to Kill. A Mrs. Lytz, of Sa
lem oa Tuesday last attempted to take
her own life, She is temporarily insane,
caused by long protracted illness.
Ikrxiox. We observe that the reported
receipts of bullion at Portland from the
upper country are considerably ia excess
of shipments below.
CoMMEiiciAr,. The Orijlwnme was ex
pected to reach' Portland last evening.
The bark Lice Yankee, of the Packet line,
nailed from San Francisco for Portland
on the 25th.
Strike Anticipated. While at Salem
on Tuesday last we heard it intimated
that a 6trike was about to be inaugurated
there among excursionists, for twelve
hours a day. Ike Aloores 13 at the hcxul of
8ai.e. Base Ball. On last Tuesday
evening the Salem B;Oe Ball Club, Which
has but recently been formed, were out
for field exercise, on the beautiful grounds
selected by the club near the Court House
in that citv.
The OnEt;o:- Senators. The telegraph
announces that Hon. Geo. II. Williams, and
Hon. IK W. CorbHt, Senators from Ore
gon, M ill reach Portland by the Orijlarame.
These gentlemen deserve a most cordial
Pkok. G iiou'n Concert. The programme
"for Prof. Grub's Concert ou Thursday eve
Gning next, at Oro Pino Hall Portland, has
been issued. It is a very excellent Pro
gramme, and the Conceit will most un
doubtedly prove a rich musical treat.
Clearances for Sitka. The telegraph
informs us that the Russian Consul at San
Franci-eo is authorized to give documents
securing private interests to vessels carry
ing merchandise and provisions to Sitka
without official occupation, but the vessel
ruust be furnished with the proper papers
by the Collector of San Francisco.
Death or Past Grand Master Bowex.
The Brotherhood of Odd Fellows in Ore
gon will regret to learn of the death of
Past Giand Master J. A. J. Bo wen, a dis
tinguished and useful member of Verba
Buena Lodge No. 15, of San Francisco
who died on Sunday nightlast, juat before
12 o'clock, in San Francisco.
Jcst So. Speakuig of the Oregon mail
ecrvie.9, the Sentinel says : " If our people
feel interested in the matter of a daily mail.
as at present, we advise the circulation of
a petition at once, protesting against any
change in the service. Such a petition
would receive the name of almost every
person south of Eugene and north of
Shasta, and would undoubtedly have the
desired effect. If no one feels interested,
then we will just get such mail facilities
as the Department chooses to grant us.
Illicit Distilling. A gentleman living
in the vicinity of Wapato lake has for some
time past been engaged in reducing wheat
to whisky, in order that he might the more
conveniently carry it to a market. It ap
pears that this enterprising gentleman has
failed to recognize the authority of the
United States to collect a revenue from his
distillery, and he has heretofore attempted
tok'ep its location and products dark,
has at last discovered the
whereabouts of this illicit still and im
parted liis information to United States
Marshal Zieber, says the llemld of Thurs
day, who started lor the plains yesterday
morning, determined to capture the insti
tution and its proprietor it possible
Salmon in Cases. Messrs. Hume & Han-
good of Oak Point, hare commenced the
packing of salmon in tins, of capacity
ranging from one to ten pounds. In order
to do this in a profitable manner they have
established a tin shop on the ground, in
Which mechanics are constantly employed
a. I- V
in making cans. The firm are confident
that their enterprise will prove successful,
for the reason that a demand will spring
up in the mining regions for local con
sumption, and in the San Francisco mar
ket for export to New York, Australia,
and other foreign ports. The mills along
the river, says the Herald, are making
Civses of sizes suitable for packing the dif
ferent cans, and we expect shortly to see
fish from this firm offered for sale "in our
The Military Road Compant. We
learned from Mr. T. I. Pengra, on Tuesday
last, many items of general interest con
cerning the Oregon Central Military Road
Gompany, and its operation. The road is
in excellent order from Eugene City to a
punii oeyona lnaianim 1 eaw, ii passes
tnrougn as mie a region ot Uregon as anv
yet explored. Sprague's Valley, and in
deed numerous other vallevs. afford ex-
cellent opportunities for settlers. Could
the Indians who now infest the region be
tween the John Day and the California
State line be removed, a second garden
tqot, almost equal to this valley, could be
opeued up. and rich mineral deposits found
The road is surveyed to Stein's Mountain,
and the worst portions of it nearly pre
pared for travel. The company now have
about fii'ty men employed upon it. and are
pushing the work ahead with all possible J
dispatch. The following officers were
elected at a meeting held at Eugene Citr
on the 24th, Messrs. B.J. Pengra, T.I).
Edwards J. G. Gray. H. F. Stratton, Wm.
II. Odelt, Dr. J. R. Day ley and Dr. J. A.
Chapman were elected directors B. J.
Pengra waselet tin! president of the Board ;
Dr. J. R. Bayley. Vice-President : J. B.
Underwood, Secretary : P. W. Johnson.
1 1 easurer, and Wm. B. Pengra, Snperitv
Tlie Ida'10 Conflagration.
News of the second great conflagration
at Idaho City has been confirmed by the
World, of the 18th. We condense from
the report as follows :
.Just after noon this day, flames were
seen issuing from the roof of John Cody's
saloon, south-west corner of Main and
Wall streets. The alarm was given in
stantly. At the time It was sounded in onr
oflice we had just completed an article in
which we referred to the fact that this
would be the second anniversary of the
great fire of May IS, lSb, which laid this
city in ashes, "and recommending to our
citizens generally a greater degree of
watchfulness during the day and night, to
guard against a repetition of the calamity.
The ink was not dry upon the paper when
the alarm of "fire I" reached our ofil-o.
Despite the exertions of hundreds of brave
and vigorous workers, who rushed and la
bored to quench the lire, it spread on all
sides, and by 3 o'clock p. i., the terrible
consequences could be summed up in a
general way imperfect, to be sure, be
cause of the brief time we have had to
gather particulars in as follows :
jiThe total number of buildings of all
kinds destroyed Is 410, of which 201 were
dwellings, and 236 were stores, shops
and business houses of var'ous k'ndV.
The list of sufferers and of losses is quite
large, the total estimates reaching over
$l,OO0JJ00. The same paper of the lMth
says : To the eternal credit and honor of
our people be it said that no purloining
was practiced during or since the fire, as is
almost always the case in communities
made up of almost every class as this is.
Honorable, beyond any precedent that we
know of, under like circumstances, is the
conduct of those among the merchants
who hare lost nothing 3a the fire, or who
have saved much of their stocks. They
have not made any increase in prices.;
they have acted most liberally and nobly
towards the sufferers. Also have the pro
prietors of the two saw mills behaved most
praiseworthy m the matter, in maintaining
their past scale of prices, and not taking
advantage of the general misfortune by
increasing their prices with very great
The origin of the fire is involved in
doubt, Mr. Cody assures ns there had
been no fire In his saloon since midnight
of Thursday, A gentleman who was
among the first to rush to the fire, assures
us that the ilautes iss.iM.ul fruci Just at the
frame partition which separates! Cody's
saloon from the building next door, Thciv
bad been no fire used in the Litter place
since the preceding night.
The firemen and citizens generally
nished to the tusk of quenching the Haines
and preventing the fire from spreading.
but though they woiked with great vigor
and. bravery, their efforts were unavailing.
Buckets of water, thrown in quick sue-
cession from a dozen hands upon the blaz
ing roof, seemed of no more effect than so
many urops. Soon th-e workers were
driven from their places on the roof of
Donaho it Bruce s bakery, adjoining Cody
un n tin hi reei, 111.uu iveuv s unu u out iv.
Moore's adjoining on Main street, and
from L. M. Culm's store across Wall
street, corner of Main. Hook and ladders
were of no avail. The intense heat drove
men at so great a distance from tue burn
ing or immediately endangered property,
that execution Avith the apparatus was
impossible. And now commenced the
Castality an Loss 02 Lite. The Her
ald of Sunday contains a note from Tiila-
mook. giving an account or the loss ot
Cant. Kincheloe, of the U.S. Coast Survey.
and five others, at that bay. on the 20th.
by the capsizing of their boat in breakers
on a suit in seven fathoms of water. The
account savs :
This was the third attempt made to run
the last line and the survey oi nllamook
Bar was complete. The channel was per
fectly smooth at the time, not a ruffle on
its surface. The leads man halloed seven
fathoms of water as the first breaker came,
swamping the boat. The order was given
to stern oars, but before ttiev could get
way on a swamped boat the second break
er struck them, capsizing the boat. All
hands got on the boat's bottom, but oilier
breakers washed them off. Capt, Kmc 110-
loe and James Steel, (the only. survivor.)
were hanging on the boat's mast. The
Captain was w ashed off by a breaker, and
sank to rise no more. Steel hung on to
the mast until picked up by George Clark
Jr., who ventured his life in a small canoe
to save him. The names of the crew are
charier West, Samuel Langan. Henry
Ballon. James Steel, Zachariah Stee cup.
Elias Steelenp. All were residents ot T il
ium 00k. Ballon leaves a wife and child to
mourn his loss.
What Papeu? The UnJIprprisr. of flu
2."th says : "The prospectus for a new
paper at Portland will soon be issued. It
will not be an official organ."' We have
not heard of any ucw paper, and we sus-
pect mat r.ro. ireutini is tim ing a jokc.
Can't say that we were, Bro. Crandall ;
but it may so turn out, Putting the move
ments of friend Noltner with the report,
one might see the point, You know the
Review suspended for want of a press.
One in Portland was borrowed and taken
to Salem, and the " new paper" will be
issued without prospectus. It is under
stood that Noltner will issue a smaller
sheet, semi-weekly. The joke consists of
what Col. Curry says : ' That to dilute the
Hevieic down to a semi-weekly would be
to make it pretty thin.'-
Sentenced. The Roseburg murderers.
convicted at the last term of court, in
Douglas county, of manslaughter, have
boeu sentenced. Fitzhugh to five, and
Hannah to one year's imprisonment in the
Penitentiary. They will be remembered
as the rowdies who -broke up a dance.'
near the mouth of the South Uiupqua, on
Christmas Eve. by violence that resulted
in the death of two persons. It is the
opinion of most people that they richly
deserved hanging. Hannah's sentence is
a mere' bagatelle. Sent awl. 2.'t!u
Since the above, we have learned that
counsel tor the defense took iiii appeal to
I he Supreme Court, ami the orlsonei s w ere
disc-barged on bouds
' Hannah 2.000. Jeff.
Hogs. Once upon a time a certain per
son whom was wont to write letters for
the press, said every other man he met
in Cincinnati. C'tiio. -was a ho:r. vte
knew of a refind gentleman m ldauo a
few years since bv the name, of Hogg.
of late we presume hogs are too num
erous for the pleasure of citizens at
Ifoise Citv. Reynolds, in his Salesman
r.r the lSLh' addresses himself to the
swine there, wider the head of "Interest
ing to hogs."'
Imuax Wau. Nearly all the Eastern
settlements of Montana are in a state of
great alarm in consequence of Indian
111 ii nil mi 111 111 ii mil1 11 mtn
The enterprise for the manufacture of
pottery at Buena" Vista, Polk county, is
proving very successful.
A company is forming in Southern Ore
gon to return across the plains this sum
mer. They will start in June.
Contracts have been awarded for the
delivery of 20.000 lbs of flour at Fort
Klamath for the Indian Department, at
nine cents per pound.
There is great need of rain in Southern
Oregon. The Press says they haVe had
numerons sprinkles" during the last
few days, but not rain enough to do any
There is no need of going to California,
or the Sandwich Islands to recuperate, so
long as1 the Soda Springs, the? wild game,
the mountain trout, and the healthful
breezes of the Cascade Mountains, in Ore
Says the Jacksonville Press; Cohn's
quartz mill, oil Illinois river, Josephine
county, has at length been completed
and was to bare gone into cp-eration
on Monday last. We may reasonably
expect some astounding anouncement from
this quarter as soon as the rriariagers begin
to clean up.
The e.-iiir.er, of Jacksonville, says it is
a favorite expression with croakers and
lazy people, to say that our mines are
"giving out' From the most reliable'
information, we have conn; to the con
clusion that they are really " giving
out" not becoming exhausted but they
are giving a fair and remunerative yield
for the laboremployed in them. Dur
ing the present week Mr. Sturges, of A p
plegate, brought into our office a solid
chunk of gold, weighing one hundred
and eighty dollars which was taken out
by Chinamen on Star Gulch, a few weeks
The Unionist says : " Mr. John Minto,
of tins county, sheared fifteen of his
bucks this spring .that averaged four
teen pounds of wool a piece. Five of
the best averaged seventeen and two
fifths pounds, and the best one yielded
twenty pounds. The time of growth of
the wool on the above sheep was fifteen
days less than one year. The best yield
was from a cross between a French and
Spanish Merino. The second best was
from a Spanish Merino. The average
yield last year from bucks of the same
flock, clipped when the sheep were a
little over one year old, was twelve and
sixth sevenths pounds.
The JiOKntfiiiu-er ol Saturday savs : Last
wek we visited Portland for the purpose
of transacting a iittie business and also ol
meeting; a number of old friends who
were expected to attend the Grand Lodge
of the I. O. O. F.. our visit was a verv
pleasant one, and will long be remember
ed. Portland is skvadilv improving in
substantial Imildmgsi, notwithstanding the
crv of hard times. There is no deriving
the fact that the Franorhim is decidedly a
cess, as well as its people, and especi
ally -thw T risers. W Lave dates up
to the 2 1st from Can von I. lir. I he mi
ners were all at work, and the jtrospeets
are that there v. ill be more money taken
out this season than any two seasons be
fore. The Indians are quiet. The water
was receding. The military at Carat
Watson were making preparations for a
summer campaign -against tire Indians in
tne vienutv of llarnev Luke, inc. roads
tre in excellent condition.
rag 11 and
Card, McKay, with their com
mands of scouts, took up the line -of 10 arch
for their field of operations last Monday.
Capt, Darragh goes to the Crooked river
,..,,.,., 4V.. 41. M .l'r,
u iic-.. , v.., .iuva,
understanu. is ordered to r ore Mamai.ii.
The Umatilla Press is a " vigorou"'
Democratic sheet, but occasionally de
votes part of its space to other subjects, ft
says our citizens have determined to open
a road from Umatilla to Willow Creek,
there to intersect wiih die Dalles and
Walla Walla Stage Road. The distance
from this place to Willow Creek U forty
five miles, and by extending the road from
L matilla to Walla Walla, the distance
from the Dalles to Walla Walla can be re
duced twenty rnile. This being done our
mail facilities 1v sfa-ge will be direct, . . . .
Mr. Perrin left Umatilla for the Blue
Mountains last Thursday, to obtain the
knees and gunwale for a small steamer,
which is to ply between this place and
some oint on tho Yakima. The enter
prise is a worthy one .Several pack
trains have started from Umatilla for
Lemhi, and it is conceded that this is the
best route to take The Columbia is
about at a stand-still. Indications are
looking towards low water this season
We had yesterday a heavy shower of rain,
none of your" drizzle drazzles." but one
of those" down straight"- ones Salmon
have made their nppearauco in these wa
ters during the past week.
Any person who has lost property in
the Oregon and Washington Tr-rriterv
Indian War of lSo."-T)(i, can get thvir
claims paid by making the necessary
proof, according to the act of the 3d of
March, 1W, writes J J. I . I'owell, to the
Sentinel. The following joint resolution
gives a construction to the act which
makes it so plain that it is thought no
pettifogger in the Treasury or War De
partments will disregard it. If he does,
our members will all immediately ask
and demand his removel from office.
The resolution is in these words : "A
resolution declaring the meaning of the
second section of the act of the 2d of
March. 1801, relative to property lost in
the military service. Resolved bv the
Senate and House of Representatives of
the united Mates ot America m Congress
assembled. That section two oftheaCtof
Congress entitled "An Act to provide
for the expenses incurred by the Terri
tories of Washington and Oregon in the
suppression of Indian hostilities therein,
in the year 185.5-'o6 approved the second
of March ISfil, shall be so construed : that
whenever any claimant for lost proper
ty shall comply with all the terms and
conditions of the act of the third of March,
on the subject of property lost in the
military service, he. she or they, shall
be paid the amount of the judgments
in his, her. or their favor entered by the
Third Auditor and certified by him as
required by the last named act. out of
any money in the treasury not other
wise appropriated. Approved March 28,
1M7." Up to this time. I have never
received a cent for mv pack-train, which
was captured 'on Wild Horse Creek, by
the Indians, in tba Spring of lNf. Fp
to this tiipe they have refused even tin
hire, on the grouud that I claimed for
the hire and the loss. Under this reso
lution. I think I shad get pay for the
hire, and recover the eash value of the
mules at the time they entered the ser
vice, according to the act of 1810. If
1 collect my claims it will pave the way
for the recovery of the claims of all
others who can comply with the general
law of 1I'..
Idaho in Acoocxt. The -balance sheet"
between Idaho and the United States
shows a balance to the credit of Gov
ernor $l,73i 25. Subject to the draft of
the Secretary of the Territory. $7,000.
The claims against the general appro
priations shows an indebtedness of 77.
?11 51. Gov. Wallace in the only oiheail
in that capacity who has not drawn his
full salary. II. C. Gilson "soaked"- 33.
000. C. DeWitt Smith drew 520.oooand
disbursed $10,161 75, leaving his estate
on ! tft 1 4 XJ Atemrt Lao 4 i 1 u
COURTESY OF BANWiuri uxaiy
UNIVERSITY OF CALIF0RKIA,
We take the following telegraphic news
from dispatches to the Oregon ian.
There was no eastern news in the dis
patches yesterday, hence we have no
Liter o-old quotations than 137. at noon
ori the 29th. Legal tenders are without
change. 73j buying and 74 selling.
Rosa Bonheur addressed the editor of
the Jloniteur des Aries a curious note,
complaining of a report of her madness.
Frazer. Trenholm & Co.. London cotton
merchants, have failed. Their liabities are
The Georgki Chronicle says : The white
population is already divided in polit
ical sentiment, and danger that the Rad
icals will carry the State.
The Mobile Advertiser says' : Every
solitary vote will be necessary to pre
vent Alabama being as completely Rad
ical as Massachusetts.
The acting Secretary of the Interior has
answered the application of the Oregon
Central Railroad Compauy, claiming the
benefit of the' act of Congress for the pro
posed railroad front Portland, Oregon, re
fusing tc accept the consent to the act giv
en by individuals styling themselves the
corporators. The assent must be filed with
the department by a board of directors
The Presbyterian AsefrrMy have ap
pointed June loth as a fast day.
Congressman Kelly, addressed 3.C00 per
sons, mostly colored, at Atlanta. Gov.
Brown and Gen. Wonard,' the Confederate
Commander of Georgia, were present on
General Sherman says owing to tbe In
dian troubles he will not make the pro
posed European trip this: summer.
It is estimated that over 2.5,000 lambs
perished in one county in Missouri during
a storm a few days since.
The Union League at its pessnon in New
York on the 25th, discussed resolutions of
censure of Horace Greeley, introduced by
G. W. Blunt, A substitute was offered by
T. B. Van Buren, condemning the bailing
of Davis, without alluding to Greeley. His
amended resolution intimates that there
was nothing in the action of Greeley call
ing for proceedings of the Club, which
The justices who denied the filing of the
Mississippi bill do so on the ground that
it was irrevelant to the original bill, and
unsupported by proof that (Jen. Ord in
tended tt) seize the property of the Stale.
The report of the defeat of Omar Pacha
in Candia is confirmed. The Suitan has
granted the title of King to the Viceroy
The population of thirty-seven States
last November, according to return from
the revenue districts made to the census
bureau, was 31.10;).2.3.", including the ter
r i 1 1 r i e s 3 f . . 0.) . s 8 2 .
A Texas dispatch says General Griffin
has prohibited the collection taxes levi
ed during the war. .Judge Reeves has
decided that negroes are incompetent
witnesses on the trial of whites. The
Sheriff oi" Victoria county refused to re
ceive greenbacks as legal tenders.
Jeff Davis is reported to be a heavy loser
by the failure of Frazer fc Trenholm. We
might add that Frazer and Trenholm were
lieavy losers by the failures of Jelt Jhivis.
Sn-wavd has received a dispatch stating
that the sentences of Burke and McCufiV-rty
have Veen commuted to imprisonment for
Several Romanish priests left on the
steamer i'loia New York, to attend the
assembly of Prelates on the anniversary
of the muityrd-un of St, Peter : among
them Archbishop Pim-elf. of Cincinnati,
who carrie- with him a silver model of the
yacht JifiirietA. iided with -?7u.(ju; in gold
pieces as a present to the IV-pe,
Attorney Gcii-eral tansberry's opinion
on the right of leln-ls lo eU and hold
otfiee, occupied lour .! i mi ns .f the Trib
une. He elaborately vxaTniues the leading
act which excludes officers -to Lav taken
part in the rebellion, ofii cers of ifliiiiary
Advices from Metamora? to M-.v- lu;h,
say thai Juarez is.-nod orders. ajiiiiedix:MV
on the reception ol Seward's ieiier con
cerning Maximilian. iirec!hr thai liis life
be spared, and sent Lscobedo to command
the expedition against Cann-iies. tearing
that if .Max should fall into h.s hands he
would be assassinated.
The crops in North Carolina are forward
and destitution is abating.
A session of Congress in July will be
urged by the House leaders for political
objects. Tlie Senators resist, but financial
matters may require it.
The Brazilian Minister in a letter to
Seward, says he has not yet been officially
notified of '.-mancipation.
Intelligence from Illinois show that the
workmen have generally resumed work
on the old ten hour system. ' A few
strikers still hold out in Chicago in the
hope of obtaining pecuniary assistance
At St. Louis the majority of street rail
road companies have decided to admit ne
groes to the same privileges on the cars as
The aggregate number of schools for
the freedineu in the South on the 11th
of January was l,4(;y.
The coast survey has issued a map of
Napoleon and King William of Prussia
have signed the treaty of Luxemburg.
Booth's friends are indignant at the pub
lication of his diary, still insisting that. the
President can furnish evidence of the mis
An Auburn dispatch says Jeff Davis
passed through without stopping. Perhaps
he will do the same at Sing Sing. -
A Libetui. . Son,. One observation
forces itself upon a visiter at Salem, pretty
surely, and that is : that the original town
proprietor was a liberal, whole-souled
man. -He. has left the evidences of this
fact attestable behind him. in the broad
streets, avenues, and park-places of the
now handsome and inviting Capital town.
We learn that his name was Wilson, tha't
he is now deceased, but that his widow, a
very kind hearted lady, is yet a resident
of Salem. We would suggest that our
Capital friends keep the memory fresh of
j the proprietor of their town and in order
to render deceased proper respect, and as
a mark of esteem which showld be paid
him. erect, a monument to his memory on
that, broad, beautiful plaza, donated to
them by him. Rightly they owe hi in this
much, and the debt should be paid.
Goon Shearing rx Clackamas Coixty.
Mr. Wallace last week sheared on the farm
-of Mr. Thomas Rowley in this county, two
full blooded Merino bucks, one rr -t,r.-.!.
ti year old
- - - vi MUll.tl.
sheared fcitWrt iirmnd
ete;in u-ie wool. List
oilier, two vear old
sheared 13i lbs. Tht
e foinifrT u-cin-i,.,,! -.
., aim uie i;uter y., s. after shearing.
Let tnose who can beat this. ClaCfc-ii-.v
county now boasts of as fine flocks as anv
county in the State, ainonir the mr,.ra -
wiiom we mav mention 'de
Porter, and Elliott, who have
cannot be beat.
Cirr Col-.vcil.-TI.c regular meeting of
the City Council win be held on McmhivV.
1 run next
Wool. The Albany Journal shows tha't
if wool which is shipped to the East is ex
pected to net the Oregon producer 2G
cents per pound, it must be sold in that
market for 48i cents. This statement is
supported by a careful estimate of the va
rious items of cost attending the preparing
and shipp'ng of wool. Mr. John Minto.
who has become known among fanners
for his excellent judgment, as well as pop
ularity in growing wool.s writes to the
Salem Unionist upon the subject, from
which we quote ;
1 hate doubt a to the: likelihood of 2.
cents being realize! by shipping East at
the present time. Indeed. I think it could
not. My reasons for so thinking can be
gathered in part from my own experience,
of shipping East: I can see no great en-courage'-M'ut
to ship common Wool. Par
ties who have large crops of fine wool !
that can yet be washed on the sheep, or
those who have good combing wool, by
taking the same process might make it
profitable to ship. It seems to me that
taking into ' consideration the general
downward tendency of prices, which is the
result of economical peace succeeding
wasteful war. tlie facS that there is a panic
sensation in commercial and manufactur
ing business, the wool-growers have rea
son to feel satisfied that prices for wool is
fully sustained, while other products have
fallen so low. We have cause to thank
the combined action of the wool-growers
and wool-manufaet lire's on the Atlantic
side for the amended tariff law. which,
through the National Wool-Growers' and
National Wool-Manufacturers' Association,
they succeeded in recommending to the
favorabie action of Congress. Its effect in
sustaining prices now, isj an indication
that it will answer-the purpose of its Adop
tion as soon as the business of the country
settles down on a peace basis.
The Booth FxcrriiMENT. Booth's diary
lias at hist been' published.' It occupies
les than a half a column of the Trib
une. It is dated April IS. 14 and 21. It
is unimportant, arid there is no reason'
to suppose there has been any of it sup
pressed. The President authorized the
publication. Secretary btaifon furnished
a statement of the facts connected with the
capture, and affirms the integrity of the
diary since the first s.s shown in the
statement in the diary.
" For six months we worked to cap
ture Lincoln. Tho cause was almost
lost. . Something decisive must be done.
1 struck boldly. My failure is owing to
others who did not strike boldly. tl wrote
a long article and sent it to the Intdli
(jencer. setting forth our wrong."'
Under date of Use 21st the diary says:
' I am in perfect despair. I am looked
. .1 1 1
upon as a common cui-uuoai. 1 1; a e;
been serving a degenerate country ; mv
actions. ire purer than Brutus. r o tell
what. I have done fills me with horror.
God forgive me. Bless my mother to
night. Once more 1 will try to cro-s the
river. 1 have a great desirv to return
to Washington and clear my name. God
spare me from death as a criminal. "'
The Tribune s lys that Baker's exciting
narrative discloses Mrs Surratt's confess
ion. Baker was concealed. The plot, was
to capture Lincoln, and she reluctant !y
yielded to the plot for assassination.
Booth was buried under the old peni
tentiary in the cell formerly used by the
Fiuk ix Sai.km. Salem was visited with
another destructive fi'ie on the night of the
2!Kh. The following particulars were re
ported to tise Portland press yesterday :
Tlie uurm was given between 12 and 1
o'clock, and before ny assistance could
be go!, on the ground the fine livery stable
of S. & I. Durbin was wrapped in a sheet
of li-une. The fire spread with such rap
idity that- nodiing could be saved ; 18 head
of iSne horses perished. Their loss is about
ci2,o-.: v.o insuraiic.'. tne & unes then 1
ciugh ?fee "extensive sa ld'ery shop of W.
H. "vYalkiTis y Co., and their building, to
gether with a large portion of their slock,
was destroyed. I.os 5.00;) : insured for
$3.0!. . By almost superhuman efforts
the fire was corai-ired fo ihese limits.
Buildings that stwod xuddn twenty feet
were miraculously ssvvd. There is no
doubt it was the work of an mevndiary.
and a man named M un son, upon whom
suspicion rests, was taken into custody.
lie waived an examination, and "was ad
mitted to bail in the sum of
A Fink Thin Oct. Robinson & Lake,
of the Emigrant Tin Store, dispatched two
teams laden with tin ware, for the upper
portion of the valley, yesterday morning,
says the Herald of Wednesday. The first
and largest was an immense Cone'ord
wagon, drawn by four horses, and piled
full of tinware suitable for the country
trade. The second wagon was smaller and
drawn by two horses. This tinware is sold
for cash or truck throughout the country,,
and an incredible amount of it is sold du
ring the year. On the last trip Mr. Lake
was absent just five days, and during that
time sold $700 worth of ware. As the
wagons drove out of town we heard many
remark that the men who fitted out such
an expedition must rf necessity be ener
getic and enterprising. " You bet they
are, we will add.
Tufc Weather. The Portlanders have
reduced weather items to a scratch so long
that they have become tired of that sys
tem. On Tuesday morning last, they have
ascertained by telegraph, the thermometer
at Yreka, stood at 48; at Portland at
Seattle CO'; and at Victoria, 72, making
the weather at the latter places 3,4 decrees
warmer than at Yreka. This is geltin
i cms on a broad scale, and good ones a"t
OOl) KSTABLLSIIMEXT.--We Wero
pleased to note many fine improvements
at Salem, but we doubt whether any are
more descrying of favorable comment than
he L mo.ust Printing establishment. It
is a large concern, no mistake, and we are
giau the proprietors are makin a ..-o.!
uung of it. Fbe Turner hi n ,;,.,,. 1
ot over ., Oil!) weekly, and the prices for
advertising have had to be doubled
pITIT t-v ... . I rT
i iuiii a iKirrs u it vf.i :
am that the coming crop of fruit will be
x - - k ttt. M V-
the lar.rps -,vpr . , i n . .
t,,au-r rained in Oregon. Fruit
growers should begin at once to make
in ai once to make
in nn,l ..
in ami p, curving
Odier bhape can it be
preparations for drvim
i ne crop, as in no ol
"Weekly Commercial Review.
Extitk prise Office, . )
Oregon City, May :31st, 1S(7.
A San Francisco dispatch of the 30th says
the flour shipments to New York the day
previous, by Panama steamer was 7,5S-"
half barrels, valued at .".2,740. The same
j dav th? ip Semhtok took 2Smm) half bar
I rels, being the largest shipment ever made
at one time.
The wool shipment to New York by the
Panama steamer, amounted to 13,520 lbs.,
manifested at upwards of 37,o;.
The California wheat market is reported
quiet, the last few days, and we have nothing
new to state wih reference to Oregon mar
kets. So long as we remain dependant upon
California for ourexport tonnage, so long we
must take the chances, and let California
crops, California freights, California interest,
Califo-uians, rule our prices. n't see that
Wheat sold in San Francisco for export, a
day or two since, at prices ranging from
$1 9o to 2 10 per cwt. The market here is
just as well adapted for an export trade as
that, but tere the extreme price for wheat is
one-half below San Francisco. This tribute
is rather steep we are inclined to thiuk.
FLOUR Imperial and Standard brands
$f 50 bbl., in 4 sacks ; Country brands
WI EAT Limited demand at G0c"H bu.
CORN MEAL $2 50033' cwt.
FEED Ground $25 i ton ; Middlings
$l:;f7o$l l Bran S12.
FRUIT Green Apples "fihx 75$1 25;
Dried Apples R 0lOc; Dried Peaches
20c; Plums 20e.
CURED MEAT Bacon V lb L(1 lc;
HanVs lb i:ift'15c.; Shoulders 7(Wbc.
LAKH In kegs 12ic; tins 15c.
EGGS l(3c. doz.
BUTTER Ordinary to prime lb 25
POULTRY ChieKcns f doz $4 50:
tame Ducks 75c. 71 P;dr ;fame Geese S2 50
f pair: turkeys S2 o()s3 r pair.
GAME Grouse 50c. t) .nair. or S3 )
i 1 -
doz.; Pheasants, ioe. "- pair, or 2 f doz.
VEGETABLES Potatoes bn.Vo(p
50c; Onions "T 100 lbs 1 51 50.; Beans
f 100 lbs $3 5;(;v f.
HIDES Salted t lb 4i5c: drv 10.
I.'pr:?ni.-KXT. The Lafayette Courier
says the people on the west s do of the
Willamette would like to know how the
U.vio.visrr stands on the railroad question,
and -w'hethT it favors (he "CLirk-Eiftt
scheme" or some of her scheme. While we
regard it simply as a piece of silly imper
tinence for .the Con.rirr to assume to ask
such a question, wo will say by way of an
answer that the T'.vioxrsr cares not a fig
who build.- the railroad. When it becomes
certain that capital from abroad can be
i induced to invest in the enterprise, we
ecu ring .uch aid. I riti! that
time arrives our advice to the people on
both sides of the Willamette L: that they
keep their money in their pockets.
IYt.c Root. On Ihe return of T. MeF.
Patton from the Sandwich Islands. Secre
tary May was presented wiih a root of
pulu. but it would not grow, and had
gradually evaporated before we reached
Li. I. FfSHEK, G M V :iIi55S3toii st.,
S;:n Francisco, California, is the oidy author
ized Agent of this establishment in that city.
Advertisement-; from other parties, to insure
insertion, must Lo accompanied vi!h the
I). C. IRELAND.
An Experiment. A firm in Port
land has sent an assorted stocked merchan
dise to Sitkr, Russian America, by the steam
er 7f 'V', as an experiment, which, if it
proves Macj-sfid, will be the inauguration
of a large trade with the newly acquired
Territory, and Ivoim A Fi-diel, No. 1(1 Front
treet, ln"hmd, will stiil con tin no to sell
gei:tV cVi'hing, furnishing g .o-.is, dry goods
etc., at greatly red need prices.
That Man who s.-jid tise Family
I've Colors, manufactured bv Howe . v. Ste
vens, were the greatest discovery of the age
for domestic use, hit ?L-e n.iii on the head
precisely. By the sani line of statement
Messrs. JBnvc A Stevens are among the
greatest benefactors of the ia. The public
evidently believe in the colors, for thvv ;;re
j housohoI(i in the comim-. '
... f 1 l .1 ..... t i .. . 3
Jlarriac ami ( Tllla j-, an cssav of
Warning and Instruction for Young Men.
Also, Diseases and Abases which prostrate
the vital fiowers, with sure means of relief.
Sein freeof charge in sealed letter envelopes
Address; Dr. J. SKI Lid N liOFUHTOX,
51) Howard Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
Pessv Davis' Vais Killer. It
is a real pleasure to lis to speak favorably
of this sHitle, known almost universally to
be a good and safe temedv for burns and
other pains of Use body. It is valuable not
only for colds in the winter, but tor various
summer complaints, ami should be ia everv
family. The casualty v hich demands it may
come n;iware:s-aWjj A.iv-eate. -
PAIN KILLER, taker intern all v. should
be adulterated with milk or water, and
sweetened with sugar it dwsircd, or made
into a syrup with molasses. Por a Cough
and Bronchitis, a few drops on sugar, eaten,
will be more effective than anything else.
For Sore Throat, gargle the throat '"wiih a
mixture of Pain Killer and witer, and the
relief is immediate and cure positive.
Mutual Life Insurance. Life
Insurance may be well said to be a duty,
especially with married men. It is not only
a humane, but a christian institution. The
greatest advantage of Life Insurance is that
it makes a provision for families when most
needed, and when every other means may
fa i 1 . If y o u have a I i f e j o 1 1 ey of Ins u ran c e
you are as well off" as if you held a deed for
real estate to bequeath to your wife and fam
ily, and moreover, no indebtedness can take
it from your family, if so wilie i in the policy.
The premium paid yearly is but a small sum
and prove a solace to you on your thing bed.
Theyounger the age so much"les.-s will be the
expense. The Xcv England Life Insurance
Company of Boston, of long standing, oilers
great conveniences by receiving onelialf the
prtP-dum ia currency, ami tlie'othcr half bv
note, or in lull if desired. Allowing the
yearly profits, or dividends, to cancel the
notes, whicii t an average is 4 i per cent.
Such is the case with my own life insurance
of nine years standing." Five or six notes
ItdCA Iw.iiO n.ninb,d 1. t,,- J I ? 1 i
I from the i refits on mv w.liov- s;, ,..
.....v. u .1 vou..u u me uiviuenus accrum"
!' k?ilth h?ve occurred in Oregon and the
I immediately. The Mlowing ,-ate
hi tite, a premium ot $ii curre,;cv and
lh Sa",e ll"i0.,,nt l,.v lu,n- A man at -bwmdd
nave 10 nnv . v. n, ....
, I . mm nit r ct,
I. - ... , J)HL
sinners ami mechanics. w.ai'.w
-"""' " lMuifSMoiiais, are beginning to
turn attention to life insunmo t,, i.T..;
! ncss in 'g011 among all classes, has grown
: - "' -r"u umoug uu Classes, has "-town
i rapidly in importance, within the lust few
; years. 1-OU15L.S BARCLAY , M 1)
Agent for the New Lngland Mutual
I I .r. f
jjtie iiis.ira.nec vo.
MARIHED May 12th 1SG7, aLtllfr, .
or John Scott, by C. F. 19, Mr w .'b
-vv;!.,.... .i.., . .O ' H "liar
-" n. OCUll, ail off! .
.Nearly Opposite the Post Oflice, Muin 8treM
rilE UNDERSIGN ED, WHO IIA Fno
X some time past endeavored to CcVtp ,i
pubho satisfactorily in the urt of
and Hair Dressing, (jet urns his th-u'u'f
the l.'itron: ire Iia low
a conttBuance of the same. H 8,1
"2.tf ) ii it, x-,
JOHNSON A McCOWN ARE THE Uc.,
O Agents in Oregon City, of the Paci4.
lire Insurance Company, the best dein-r
business on this coast. This Company
the only one in Oregon that
Issue Policies and- Adjusts Losses
Without referring the case to San Fraucisco.
ALSO, AGENTS OF THE
North America Life Insurance Co.!
Presenting tho most desirable feature
having its policies guaranteed bv the State
of New York.
Don't delay attention to these nut
ters until yotjr property is Izsiroyed hy fire,
or until you a,e sick, "when you'car.not be
insured. Call immediately. " (:.tf
J. E. EALST0N,
GFKERAL MERCHANDISE t
Corner of Main and Fifth streets,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
. following articl t4 :
IN PART OF TIIK
CIIV I.""'!'' T -- S-
O I I Tj I j 1 1; TO, O
LONG & SQUARE SHAWLS
LADIES' SILK CLOAKS,
BROWN & BLEACHED MI'S
LiNS, GEMS' FEItXISIIXG (JOLTS
BOOTS AND SH01-5S,
HATS AND AIS, o
GKOOERIES, ALL KiXf)S
D O O RS S S 1 1 , H A R D W A l E
PAINTS OILS, &c,&c,Ao.
A ami riiJt ratd s IJoticc.
"OTICK IS HEIiEHY OI VK.V THAT the
l iiii.;e!Si:!!cu!,as oecn -i-in nr-r.-n
ii!i;n-;-;tt,!i- on t !i- c.-tatc l .lor:i i?,ik-r tic
censed, hito C'f Chit k iiiios cuntv. Oregon.
All persons having cla'his ngainst s;-.i 1 t-t,ti;
trr retpi.-.st.ti to pres!-:it them with tffe nec
fsary v.uch-'r, within six months j'rn ti:
title ftf'siiis iiit:co, at my n sideree In ntj
ant Hill :eci-ict of .id cui:tv, and all i?r-
soni ,i:ueu!i i said estate are remivHtetl t-
ni:ike iuimedinti; payment.
T.' l- i--.,
;.i uv l tii. I-'.., . t oj.it i
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 1V
JL Stale of Oregon for the County of Clack
amas ss. Suit in equity foiQjh oree.
Caroline A. Rob: :i.-:o:j," pluiutiG, vs. Jo'. i
W. Kobiiisun, di'h'ii-.iaiit.
" cent rev.'tiue stamp ca:rcf(Tj)ed.
Tojohn Vv. Robinson, defendant: In th
name of ll State oi OreiDn yu are he; -.-rco'.iired
to appear arid ausivcrthe comolaa-'s
fik-ii against, yott i:i the aimve entitled .suit,
on the first a.iy of the lirst term of s.ii l
Court, which is hehl at the Court House in
Oregon City, Clackamas county, (jftate of
Oregon, next ai't- r the expiration of
weeks from and after the date of tins sani
moits. and the publication thereof fur mi
suce. ssive weeks. And yon are berebv ito
titiet.l ih t) if you fail s to appear anil an
swer, for want thereof the pUint'ir will u-.ki
j.nlgmei.-t against you for a d.-er--e t'iss,,!v in
toe bonds ot" matrimony now existing h
twecn you ana said plaint iff, and alo that
plaintiff have the care asul eii.-,t;ti)v of M u v
L. Riibiti-ont ami for the other relief prayed
tor in sai l idaintiirs complaint.
J une tiie 1st, A. D 1-07.
D. M. McKRNNEY,
Solicitor for Pia;:itkT.
F.y order of Ho .. E. D. Shtnck. 2;:
TN Till CIRCUIT COURT OF
A. Slate of Oregon for the eomttv of Clack
itmas ss. Suit i ftpiity for (iivmce.
Isaac Newtuii, olaintilf, vs. iJhza Newton,
;V' cent revenue stamp cancelled.
To Eh.-v Newton, defendant : In th.e nann
of the Slate of Oregon, you are hereby re
quired jy appear and answer the complaint
tiled against you in the above entitled suit,
on the first day of the(i,;rst te.Q of said
Couit, which is field at tne Court House in
Oregon City, Clackamas couidy, State of Or
egon, next after the expiration of six weeks
from and after the date cf the summons, an i
the publication thereof for six successive
weeks. And you are hereby notified that if
you fail so to appear and answer, for want
thereof the plaintiff will take judgment
against you for a decree dissolving the bond
of matrimony now existing (Between yon ar.f
the said plain ti if, and for lift othe'i relief
prayed for in said plaintiff's complaint.
June the lit, A. i. Isi7.
i). M. McKENNEY,
Solicitor for Plaintiff
Bv order of Hon. E. D. Shattuck. :-:2:Ct
V CAIiD FOIt TKK
Spriiigr & Sununer Clothing
Tia;I of Sa n F'iciK"'.
BADGER & LINBEPaTBEROtEK,
Nqs. 411, 413 and 415 Battery street,
Cor. -.erchant, San Francisco,
Importers and Wholesale Dealers
ENTIRE NEW AX p FltKII STOC'S 1
WE WOULD CARL ATTENTION Of
V Country ilerchants to our usually
large stock of' Goods. Our stock comprises
every article in the Clothing and I'urnisliflij
line. We have constantlv on hand the larg
est, and ere-atet variety of Cassimeres ami
Wool ILits, of any house in San Francisco,
and our prices for these goods are less than
those of any house, as wo receive them
reet fixm the manufacturer's consignment.
Onr stock of Spring and Summer Goods M
particularly attractive, and tlie great feat u re
to the country merchant is the unusually
Lets than the Cost of Importation f
Vc also keep the staple articles in the
Dry Goods line, which Goods we h.fve pur
chased in this market under the hammer,
and are offering them at New York cost, or
We publish this cardAti order that we r.iivr
inak.f new acquaintances, and induce these
who have, not heretofore purchased oi us, to
call and examine ofi stocjfj
Good Articles and Low Prices!
Are the greatest inducements to all who
purchase to seli again. Mei charts who buy
of us can make a rood profit, aad sell to
their customers at. a i.nv Sigm-e.
Wholesale Clothtmr and Hat VarehonV
v.. ii i .? o,.a . i i..ft..i-v- tvi'it. 'd-
,rYnTnT w n AT TtTlDTJTfi