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Oregon City, Oregon :
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Saturday, June 15th, 1867.
Vic Xic. Our Good Templar friends at
Iilwaulie w ill have a fine pic nic to-day.
Star of IIofK. This is the name of a
. nf'Tomnlnr. lsitfdv instituted
. VfJL A LU . . . J - . - "
M. O'Connor W. C. T., Miss
Elvira Huntington W. V. T.
Departed. The Umatilla and other
email streams are are falling slowly, indi
cating that the snow on the Blue Moun
tains is about gone, says the " Columbia,''
Sea Waij.. The Board of harbor com
missioners in 3aa Francisco have adver
tised for sealed proposals for the construc
tion of three sections of the proposed sea
wall upon the water front of San Francisco.
Pkehs. Col. Dow wishes the Press of
Oregon to understand that the Colombia
Tress is not the Umatilla, Press, but the
Umatilla Press is the Columbia Press, which
Press is the Press which would Press the
Press to Press a different construction.
"Lemiii. This latest excitement' has
not yet been fully developed. A corres
pondent of the World says that Leesburg
is half a mile long one big street with
:good houses on each side but the snow
and slush anake it ugly to get around.
Everything in the line of buying or selling
is done on the trust system, or, as they call
it. here, "jawbone.7- There are lots of
men hard up for grub, who have no money.
but are in great hope of making their
piles this year.
The Raiujoad. This week we give an
other article from an interior paper upon
the subject of a railroad in Oregon. We
think the advice of the Unionist pretty
near to the point That people keep their
money and their lamls, until evidence ap
pears that they will not bo fleeced. We
3igpe no man in thi3 county will subscribe
Qme cent, or a. foot of land, unless condi
tioned so that they are secure from loss
jfi&t to say a gross s.vindle. That's all we
"know about it. We don't like Sam Clarke
ne?vhit better than we do Gaston. In
:ur estimation Oregon would bo none the
"worse off were they both to leave the State.
Improving the Thames. The work of
deepening the channel of the Thames
river, Ct., has been commenced, and will
be completed in five months. The appro
priation of $82,000 recently voted by Con
gress is deemed amply -sufficient for tire
purpose. The Norwich and Worcester
liailroad has proposed to dump the mud
taken from the river upon the flats on the
East side, filling them in from the channel
:t the ; shore near the line of their Aliyn
Point "branch, and to build a wharf 1,500
feet long, if a license is granted them by
ithe city of Norwich. This made land
-would furnish an immense area for manu
facturing and commercial purposes.
Sentenced. It is a remarkable fact that
"but few printers are ever to be found
within the walls of a penitentiary. Oc
casionauy one gets to Congress, or in a
legislative body, and we notice that Mr.
W. 11. Newell, editor of the Walla Walla
statesman, has been sentenced to serve a
term in the Washington Territory council.
He has our sympathies. Newell isn't,
really, a bad man like all persons he has
his faults, but yet there is something in his
character redeeming. We hope he may
survive his time, and in the end again bo
of service 1o his readers. He closes after
the campaign with a good lecture upon
the evils of seekincc office. Thinks that
editors, especially, should avoid it.
Not Right. A few days since the Ore-
rjonian insinuatea mat mere must oe a
screw loose somewhere, else this broad
und productive Willamette Valley would
not allow the importation of common
beans from California to a very great ex
tent. . The Unionist demurs to, the hint of.
the Oregonian, and attempts to throw dis
credit upon the statement, and to bring in
question the soundness of the advice given
in the paragraph. We think the Ore.gonkm
did right, in alluding to the subject, and
that the Unionist exhibits very bad taste,
4ind a lack of good judgment, by not en
dorsing the paragraph, and giving it to its
readers with a few wholesome words of
advice. It is certainly no credit to Oregon
farmers if we are compelled to purchase
California beans. We would, in all pleas
antness, admonish our Salem brother not
to pick up such small things. The whole
life of the Salem and Portland Union
journals, has been more or les3 perpetual
wrangling and altercation it can never
result in good to either of them.
The End oe Maximiliax. The report of
e shooting of Maximilian has not been,
contradicted, and is possibly true. It is
hard on any occasion, to say aught against
a person at his grave, and we have no de
sire to treat Maximilian's memory other
than respectfully. It was not him in per
son bnt his purposes, that called forth the
anathemas which have been heaped upon
him since 1SG5, and his last action cer
tainly is not without some palliation. In
formation obtained from reliable sources
show that his object in remaining in
Mexico Avas simply to secure for his ad
herents such terms in the dissolution of
the Empire as would permit them to live
in tranquility henceforth, or, failing in
that, to share their fate, lie could not be
prevailed upon to abandon those men who
stood by him throughout his brief and tur
bulent reign, and now if it be true that he
kas shared their fate peace be to his ashes.
Juarez has certainly triumphed, but if we
are to judge the future of Mexico by the
past, we cannot yet write him as a patriot
with any such as Tell, Cromwell, ov Wash
ington Mexico w.ll yet remain turbulent,
until this Government assumes the pro
tectorate de facto.
Got Inside. The betters on lion. Alvin
Flanders have won ! He came up to the
judgesstand oil tJie-horue stretch,, nicely
and " was several lengths ahead of the
Orphan in the end. If Clark took the ad
vice of a friend, lie has a home over there
on the Sound yet. That is if he hasn't
went nnd put a mortgage on it, to beat
that Walla Walla man.
Portijlxd Politics. We are free to
confess that we never did know a very
great deal about politics in Portland.
" The thing" generally goes alone there ;
and the contest for city officers on Monday
next will result in about the old way the
" successful' candidates will be elected,
no matter by whom they have been chosen
in the primaries. , :
Portlaxd CrsTOM IIocse. Work has
been commenced on the new Custom
House at Portland, Me., from designs fur
nished by the supervising architect of the
Treasury Department. The new edifice
will be of granite, C8 by 130 feet, and the
exterior will be of a classical and imposing
style of architecture. The entire building
will be made fire-proof, all the floors being
composed of brick and iron.
Levee. Col. Hodges, the very efficient
Quartermaster of this Deport, says the
Vancouver Pegister has caused the driving
of piles along the banks of the Colum
bia, on the Military Reserve, to prevent
the washing away of the banks. The
same will be capped and planked a3 soon
as the water recedes, and abundantly
secure the safety of the banks against
inroads by the high water and besides
add to ehe appearance of the city front.
Big Bend. An extract from a private
letter, dated Colville, May 20th, and pub
lished in the Mountaineer, states that the
steamer '49 had made two trips to La
Porte, the highest navigable point on the
Columbia, with far more favorable results
than was anticipated, lieports from the
Big Bend mines are encouraging to a few.
It is said 250 miners are at work there.
making from $5 to $50 per day perhaps
200 of them make the first mentioned sum,
and perhaps they don't. We will wait for
those Caraboo strikes, hopefully.
More Territory. According to the
Alia the captain of the barque Washington,
lately on a cruise from the Sandwich Isl
ands to the northern coast, discovered a
new island in about 40 30' north, longi
tude 151 west, or about 1,500 miles west
from Cape Mendocino. He did not land
and take possession of the island, but re
port says the Federal authorities have tel
egraphed the fact to Washington, and
asked for instruction as to sending a Na
tional vessel in search of the reported dis
Doixg Well. Bro. T. Bramhall, of Port
land, who seems to have been crowded
out to the borders as it were, in the work
of the Good Templars in Oregon, has done
well so far in the eastern part of the State.
A flourishing lodge was instituted at Dixie
Creek, Grant county or John Day's
mines, to be better known on the 25th,
and women were found to fill all the chairs
assigned them. Mr. Wm. Moflltt was elect
ed W. C. T.; and Miss Carrie Bellinger W.
V. T.: Mrs. Eliza Newton W. Tv. II. S.; and
Mrs. Junkin W. L. II. S. A
also instituted at Canyon City.
The Salisbury Prisox. It is stated that
a crop of cotton will be grown this year
upon the prison-grounds of Salisbury,
North Carolina. The long, waving lines
of greenery, as they rise in all their beauty,
hiding that soil made hideous to the mem
ory of man by the crime and cruelty per
petrated within its limits, and the suffer
ing and death which raised it to such "sad
eminence" among the prisonholds of earth,
will become a physical type of the work
of regeneration commencing in the polit
litical and social world of the South. As
the beneficent seasons, in their turn,
shower their kindly influences upon that
scene, the snowy cotton bursting into view
wm wave like the winte wanu or peace
over the blood-stained furrows that mark
one of the saddest memorials of a desper
Big Cle ax-up. To judge from a letter
signed " Marion," in the Idaho World, the
Boise mines are not yet worked ou t. The
writer says Granite Creek is a lively min
ing camp at this time. Almost all the
claims are worked night and day, and, to
use a miner's phrase, some of our miners
are taking it out " big' Messrs. Paul,
Flinn &, Co. cleaned up yesterday, after a
two weeks" run, and had one hundred and
thirty-seven pounds of amalgam, which
retorted the handsome sum of ticenty-five
thousand five hundred and fifly-iico dollars.
Major Flynn took out the largest nugget
of pure gold that has ever been found in
this camp. It weighed four and a half
pounds, and is worth $850. The Major
thinks that he has now struck the mother
lead of this camp.
Colored Cuildrex ix Portland. The
application of negro children to the schooLs
of Portland was refused by the directors,
Messrs. Josiah Failing and W. S. Ladd, and
the said Ladd and Failing were served
with an order to appear before Judge E.
D. Shattuck and show cause why they
should not receive the said " Americans
of African descent." The case was to
have come up on last Monday. The Her
ald, iu remarks upon the subject says : "If
we had the right to dictate in the matter,
we would preserve the distinctions of na
ture by separating the diverse races in all
our social aud political relations. But
we are an advocate and defender of the
law, whether we like it or not We insist
that every human being, without regard
to race, color or condition, shall have the
benefits aud protection of the laws of the
land. Every thing adverse to law is law
less, and tends to anarchy and disregard
of all civil rights. The people have de
cided, through their regularly constituted
authorities, that equality before the law,
without distinction of race or color, shall
be the rule. We repudiate the idea, but
we must obey the law or are no good
Consignments of wool and flour from
Walla Y alia, reach Portland ?tow freqnent ;
ly by the bpats of the O. S. Company. .
The departure of the Oregon and Mexico
Steamer for Sitka has been indefinitely post
poned. ,. :i '
The Corvallis 'GazetU thinks the people of ,
Yaquina have both milk and honey by this
time. A swarm , of bees passed that way
A little girlasred about seven years, living
in Portland,-was brutally outraged one day
last week by a Chinaman, who Was in the
employ of her father as cook.
A gang of counterfeiters have been broken
into at Portland. Dorville Brown, a Mrs.
Morse, and a Doc. Hope were me cniw
leaders of it, although many are implicated.
The bricks for the .basement of the new
school house in the first ward, Portland, are
being hauled on the ground, and work will
Six of the heavy freight wagons, construct
ed in this city for the Government, sa'S the
Herald, were returned on Wednesday last,
with a message that the Government would
receive none but substantial work.
To wind up the disasters of yesterday says
the Oreaonian. of Monday, a buggy driven
by a Miss L. B. Jerker was run into by
another driveu by a fast female, on Front
street and one of the buggies capsized. The
first two letters of that captivating dam
sell's name stands for lager ler, we presume.
The Record is informed that the Salem
Flouring Mill has received during the last
three weeks about 32,000 bushels of wheat,
of which amount about 0,000 bushels were
purchased from Hon. Wm. Greenwood and
sons, of Howell Prairie, in this county.
On Saturday last Hon. E. D. Shattuck
while engaged ou his farm near Portland
met with an accident, which resulted in a
severe contusion on the right leg. It was
supposed that one or perhaps both, bones
were broken. lie was be unable to hold the
regular term of Court beginning last Mon
day. . -
The President of the McAdamized Road
Company has commenced suit against the
city of Portland for damages sustained in
the washing out of that portion of the road
at the crossing of the penitentiary ravine.
The city should commences suit against the
person who filled the culvert.
There must have been lots of fun on the
McAdamized road out of Portland, last Sun
day. The Oregonian gave a chapter of ac
cidents about " as long as your arm" ou
Monday morning. The extent of the inju
ries either to persons or property could not
be ascertained Sunday evening, as several
of the persons had not been brought in, and
the wrecks of carriages were strung all aloug
A shooting affray occurred at Sauselaw,
Lane county, lately, iu which Wm. DeLa
Mater shot a Mr. Barlow, inflicting a danger
ous wound. Another blood'' encounter is
also reported near Itoseburg. General dis
satisfaction seems to exist among all classes
of reasonable men, to think that such violent
outrages ot law should be so slightlj pun
ished. The Sunday School excursion from Malem
on the fifth was decidedly successful, only
that the "Albany refugee" took umbrage at
the enjoyments of a few colored people.
Milt, is afraid he will be equal to a negro
some day he need have no tears, however.
Any man who can make such tree use of the
language of the Thugs, as he does through
the Democrat, will fail to ever command the
respect of even a Chinaman.
A lot of Chinamen living in the old Trav
ailiot house, in Portland have been raising a
fine lot ot vegetables in the yard adjoining.
The river has risen so high as to threateu
inundation. . The gardeners determined to
get the advantage of the elements, raised a
flooring about four feet from the ground,
and upon this they have transplanted the
entire garden. This novel arranaemeut
does not appear to hinder the growth of the
The Oregonian says, we heard it com-
lained in a jocular vein on one occasion not
S since, that a hre in l'ortland had no
fair chance at all against our firemen, and
we considered that complaint a very palpa
ble compliment to the Department. We
have tried several times to get to the scene
of an alarm in advance of the engines, but
we uever succeeded ; and we have now set
tled upon the conclusion that, to get ahead ot
them, we must start before the lire begius.
Air. Ed. Hendrics, of Applegate, informs
the iSeiitin-el that there have been rich dig
gings struck on the left hand fork of Jack
ass Creek, some distance higher up than had
been worked heretofore. Mr. 11. says about
twenty claims have been staked off, and that
the yield is large, and for the most part
coarse gold. There is being more energy
displayed in prospecting this year, than tor
some time past, and as a result, new and
rich diggings are being struck almost every
week. Uur hills and gulches are full of
gold, and labor aud perseverance will un
earth the treasure.
The best mine in any camp is thus alluded
to by a correspondent of the Advocate: Ob
serve, ifyou please, a certain class of men
who follow the miner into a new country
heretofore inhabited only by wild animals
and as wild but more savage Indians. The
first of their "prospecting" is for a garden,
spot or arable land enough for a small farm.
By the time the miner has " worked out his
claim" and lost his "dust at faro" or "seven
up," the horticulturist or agriculturist has
money enough to satisfy him for a " home
stake," goes'to his wite'and little ones ; buys
himself a farm and settles down independ
ently and happy ; or else from the nleasant
surroundings which his own industry has
produced, he is well content to bring his lit
tle tolks to the already "well feathered nest."
there to assist in and contribute to the pros
perity and growth of a new country aud the
uuimmg up ot its tree institutions.
The Sentinel says : The disposition of some
of our citizens to settle on and improve the
surveyed Government land in the neighbor
hood of Klamath Lake has been somewhat
dampened by the discovery that the most
eligible and valuable tract has probably been
taken by the State. Had the land been un
surveyed, the settlers might have acquired
title from the State by having their claims
embraced in State locations ; but under ex
isting circumstances, it seems they must
wait until the laud is offered in the market
to the highest bidder. It seems poor policy
on the part of the State to delay the sale
and settlement of this section of country for
an indefinite period, In five or ten years
the land may, perhaps, bring a higher price,
but that cousideratios js of small moment in
comparison with the importance of it$ occu
pation and improvement, We need popu
lntiou have plenty ot vacant land and it
is the duty.of the State Government to en-
courage immigration, bv offering every fa
cility for the occupation of the public domain,
rather than obstiuct it by playing the part
of a land monopolist.
A Strike. On Tuesday last we took
steamer for Portland, where wo tarried
over night, and returned next day bring
ing with us a type setter who. upon ar
riving here took his stick in hand and
after setting up one article again sat the
implement down, and soon left the office,
since which time Ave have not seen him.
We understand, however, be returned to
l'ortland by the afternoon boat. He is
the same who, on a certain occasion, for
the generous impulses which actuated him
to ship some elegant statooary from New
York to Oregon received the credit of be
ing " our young virtuoso." He is known
all throughout Oregon, for the part he
has assumed in literature, and every
citizen of Portland will recognize him as
a jolly, jovial fellow notwithstanding his
strike here. For further particulars in
quire of S. B. Parrish.
Marriage ix High Lire. It is so sel
dom that an opportunity is afforded an
Oregon reporter to attend a marriage of
princely dignitaries that we regret not hay
ing been present ou last Sabbath to wit
ness the nuptial ceremonies of JUss Xan-
ntc ItCHjicronan ami Mr htirash, at the vil
lage of their people near the confluence of
the Clackamas and the Willamette
' We take the following telegraphic ...news
from dispatches to the Oregon mil A f
Chief Justice Chase has ordered the
summoning of grand and petit jurors fur
the Circuit Court without distinction of
The California State Republican Con
vention met at Sacramento on the 13th.
The wise ones say, Bid well will be
Governor aud lligby Congressman.
The cable has transmitted a long ac
count of the coronation of the Emperor
and Empress" of Austria, as King and
Queen of Hungary at Pesth, on the 8th.
The trial of Surratt has commenced.
Surratt appeared with a very pale
and careworn look, but during conversa
tion with his counsel laughed. What he
saw to laugh at isn't reported.
Sherman will probably abandon the ex
pedition to the heart of the Indian coun
try and concentrate his troops to protect
the stages and railroad, deeming that more
The Judiciary Committee did not take
all the evidence offered as to the com
plicity of President Johnson in the assas
sination of Lincoln, on the ground that
the resolutions did not authorize an inves
tigation into that charge.
A brother of Senator Cole of California,
killed a man named Iliscock at Albany.
N. Y., on the 4th. Iliscock was chairman
of the Judiciary Committee of the House
during the last session of the N. Y. Legis
lature, aud Cole had always regarded him
as his best friend, but in an evil hour he
brought shame and dishonor upon Cole's
innocent wife and children.
The cable has a long account of an
attempted assassination of the Czar. The
assassin fired two shots. The second bar
rel exploded, wounding his hand. The
first ball penetrated the head of a horse
ridden by the imperial groom. The as
sassin says he came from Belgium with
the intention of killing the Czar, and
declares he has no accomplice.
Governor Orr. The speech made be
fore the Charleston Board of Trade by this
distinguished fire-eater recently, is at
hand by mail. We copy a single para
graph. In the course of his remarks he
said, in denunciation of the Democratic
The act of Congress, recently passed,
has assumed that this country is a con
quered territory, a conquered people, and
consequently that that body has a right to
dictate terms. The power exists in that
body to dictato those terms, it is secure ior
the next two years, and when they place
themselves squarely and broadly upon
that platform, I for one do not propose to
gO to mc supreme Court, Oranywiiere else,
for the purpose of disputing that power ;
but in good faith I will accept the terms,
humiliating as they may be, and openly,
fairly and squarely urge their adoption
before our people. 1 know there is an
apprehension wide spread in the North
and West that, after the reconstruction of
the Southern States, we shall fall into the
arms of our old allies and associates, the
old Democratic parly. I say to you, gen
tlemen, however, that I would give no
such pledges. We have accounts to settle
with that party, gentlemen, before I, at
least, will consent to affiliate with it. Many
of you well remember that when the war
first commenced great hope3 and expecta
tions were held out by our Iriends in the
North and West, that there would be no
war, and that if it commenced it would be
north of Mason & Dixon's line, aud not in
the South. You know, sir, (turning to
Gen. Sickles) that faith was pledged, and
I will now state that if that faith had been
properly carried out there is no proba
bility that any State but South Carolina
would have seceded from the Federal
Union. Again, during the pendency of
the constitutional amcndment.every North
ern newspaper, and almost every Democrat
in the country, urged upon the South to
reject its provisions. It was rejected.
Only a few weeks elapsed, and vet we
find that on the passage of this Sherman
bill, our Democratic friends, acting in con
junction with old Thad. Stevens, were in
strumental in incorporating, on that bill
its most odious features. It went back to
the Senate, was finally adopted, and every
one of the Democratic newspapers all over
the North, as far as I am informed, have
come out and urged the Southern people
to accept the bill. I say lo you, there
fore, that in my judgment it is time for us
to seek new friends and a new alliance.
Good, and very Trve. The Red Bluff
Independent thinks that the expenditure
of $7,000,000 by the general government
for the purchase of Russia might have
been better appropriated to aid in pcople
ing the Pacific States already acquired.
This is a very good idea, and one which
we hope may have its weight in future.
Taking that view of the case we can
see that Uncle Sam has more land now
than can well be managed. The Inde
pendent says :
What we want is population, and a
working population at that. We want
neither professional men nor capitalists
until we get more primary producers.
Let us see what a million of dollars would
accomplish in that respect. It costs, on
the computation of the best steamboat
men, about eighty dollars per head to
transport second-cabin passengers from
New York to San Francisco, including the
transit of the Isthmus by railroad. Take
$400,000 to defray the expenses of unmar
ried men and we would gain five thous
and single men, mechanics artisans, at once.
The other $600,000, appropriated to bring
ing -out married men and their wives,
to till land and engage in pursuits like
dairying, would give us three thousand
seven hundred and fifty married couples
to settle in the valleys, and plant the
vine and fig tree on every hill. This
would be a total gain of 12,500 people
to the population ot the l'acifie State
let them distribute themselves as they
would. Seven millions ot dollaio, thus
appropriated and expended by the gener
al government lor the development of
California. Oregon, Washington, Idaho
aim Arizona, woiuu nave auueu to ine
population of the Pacific just 61.250 men
and zb.ioO women, making a grand to
tal of 87,500 souls. Of course, with the
great advantages possessed by California
over her sister States, added to the
fact that San Francisco would be the
first point of disembarkation, our State
could not fail to secure at least two
thirds of these people as permanent resi-
uents. ltn such figures as these before
us, -we cannot help thinking that the ex-
penmture ot seven millions of dollar
for Sewa-.d's ' b:g thing on ice," was a la-
meuiaoie waste ot money that nii-ht
mneoeen otherwise used advantageously
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. witww.i.(;. young
man engaged on the steamer Union, whil
attemntinor tn ilranr o l.,,,,T-,.i. r.c ,
-i o -.ivr, a- uuuvi ui water on
Wednesday last, at the Company's basin
n una ciiy, ieu into the stream and woul
m .Culunua. as no Otie Wltnr.n.l 1,
falling and he coubT nnt
natelv for him Mr. John Kelly hearing a
splashing m(ho water, discovered The
young man just
us he -was sinking-.
American' Ikox Interests. In connec
tion with an artielc upon this subject on
the Enterprise of last Saturday.- ? we
publish the following tables, presented at
a recent meeting of the American Iron
and Steel Association giving a complete
statement of the iron manufactured in this
country during the past year :
Pig iron of all kind?.-
Rails, new and re rolled
Iron advanced beyond blooms, 'slabs
and loops, but not beyond bars. . .
Bars and rods made from iron orr
which a duty of A3 has been paid
Blooms, slabs and loops
Band, hoop and sheet (all sizes). . . .
Plate iron (all sizes)
Rivets, nuts, washers and bolts
Cut nails and spikes 1119,858
usuugs ior unuges ana oilier per
manent structures. . 53,309
Castings exceeding 10 lbs in weight 91ti,643
Stoves and hollow ware 82,tf05
Iron advanced beyond blooms, slabs,
etc., the duty to which it was liable
' in the forms of blooms, slabs, etc.,
not having been paid 18,855
Wrought railroad chairs, etc , 17,203
Of the 939,956 tons of pig made, there
wero produced in
New York. . .
Michigan. . .
Tennessee . . . .
Of the "339.761 tsns of rails, there were
New York. ,
Illinois.. . .
Indiana . . .
180,854 Michigan ,..
. . 47,046
. . 29,575
. . 15,920-
New Jersey. .
Drowned. The saddening intelligence
reached this city yesterday says the Ore
gonian of Tuesday, by steamer from Mon
ticello, that Henry Abernethy, son of A.
L. Abernethy, of Oak Point, was drown
ed in the Columbia river opposite Oak
Point, last Saturday afternoon. He was
sailing in a small boat, having w ith him a
couple of young ladies. The boat was car
rying too much sail for safety, with a
stiff breeze, aud all three were sitting on
the windward side to keep her in trim.
Running rapidly around a point, the
boat suddenly reached the sheltered lee
of the land, when the sail flapped up
loosely, and in an instant the boat went
over, precipitating all three backward
into the water. 1 Ienry immediately caught
both the young ladies to save them, and
succeeded iu keeping them from sinking
till some men in a fishing boat, which
was near, reached them. At that instant,
all three seemed to be clinging together,
one of the Z'MlZ entirely under the water.
.Vs the fisherman caught hold of the girls,
young Abernethy cleared himself from
their grasp, and struck out in a con
fused manner for the shore. The girls
were rescued and then the boat started
after Abernethy. Just as the boat came
up to mm, he same ana was seen no
more. The river was dragged, but up
to yesterday, the body had not been re
covered, iouug Abernethy was well
known in this city, and a large circle
of acquaintances and associates sincere
ly mourn his ultimately death.
Slavish Partisanship. Some of the
Union organs of California, says the JJul
leiia, deprecate independent criticism of
public officers and candidates, who are
stvled the leaders of the party. One of
these journals says it is difficult to separate
corrupt public officers from the party to
which they belong, and that they cannot
be attacked without weakening the organ
ization. This is a very narrow and slavish
view. While it is true that mere abuse of
public men is reprehensible, it is certainly
the right and duty of every public journal
to criticise all officials and candidates
whose conduct seems to invite criticism.
These men are only representatives of the
people whom they serve or wish to serve,
and have no prescriptive immunity or su
perior sanctity. 1 iiey do not compose tue
parly which puts them forward, tor that
consists of the great body of the voters
acting in obedience to a common political
sentiment, and will exist so long as that
cohesive sentiment endures or so long as
any common public purpose binds it to
geiher, no matter what leaders' rise or
fall. Parties are made by principles, not
men. One of the principles of the Union
party is devotion to public interests, and
it would be false to this if it forbid honest
criticism of the actions of individuals.
Mint Kefixixo to he Ahomsiied. The
combined monopoly known as the Sau
Francisco Befinincr Works, want to get
the entire control of the business of re-
lininsr irold and silver bullion on this
coast. The Mint under its present Supor
intendency, which unites business man
agement with the independence of a
public institution, its high character and
reputation, with miners and traders is
a formidable rival. To abolish it as a re
finery is, of course, a most important
consideration to the San Francisco mon
opoly. But from what the public know
of monopolies it is also an important
consideration to the public. It is a ques
tion which interests every business man
whether the prices for the refining of
bullion shall be fixed by law, or by the
caprice of private capitalists.
Xkw Ei. Doit.voo. An Indian has an
nounced his willingness to show the "Bos
ton man' where gold can be found in
abundance in the Blue .Mountains, about
one hundred and fifty miles from Umatilla.
We don't go much on Indian prospecting,
but should be willing to try it on. A
party, we understand, will test the truth
of the red man's statement. His reports
are fabulous, and the rock which he pro
duced is said by those who have seen it,
to be very rich. Where he obtained it is
not so certain. Wo shall learn, more of
We take the above
from the Columbia
not he the same
Press of the Sth. Is
sh cash who was to show the Bostons'- of
White Bluffs a rich lead lately ?
Respite. We believe tlmf.
right thinking man iu the Territory will
rejoice that the election is over, and that
we are to have a truce to politics for the
next two years. It harf been our fortune
to take part in quite a number of political
campaigns, but we fail to recall a single
one characterized by such bitterness alid
i..h. oi cnarity as marked the canvass in
111 xerrnorv. Walla
House Ste.vuxg. We learn that D.
Jesse had a valuable horse stolen a few
nights since. No traces have been ob
tained of the robber. W. W. Statesman.
Liai aoes Jesse want to obtain the
traces for, anyhow ? why not at
after the horse ?
Homeward Bocxd. An exchange savs
" The freed men of the South are still mak
ing Liberiaward. Three hundred negro
passengers left Charleston, the other day,
for that destination."' God speed them all
on their way, and out of the move mav
Cori'ER. It is stated that a very ric!
copper mine lias been discovered about
tweuty miles from St. Helen, ou the. Terri
"Weekly Commercial Itevicw.
Oregon City, J one 14th,- 1S67. f
la a general way, here'' at home, we
have to note dull business, but prices have
undergone very few changes. The manu
factories of this city are still in operation,
but the making of woolen goods is lighter,
however, a large stock on hand enables
the agents to keep up with all orders
promptly It may not lie out of place to
say that the prices for woolen fabrics in
this city are yet below the point reached
by importations. We were not fully ap
prised of this fact until last Tuesday we
had supposed, indeed had been informed
that prices for O. C. woolen goods were
20 per ct. above prices current for Eastern
fabrics, but this proves to have been in
A New York dispatch says business is
very dull, but cheering reports from the
agricultural districts touching the crops,
inspire the trading classes with a more
hopeful feeling. The transfer of currency
from the National Banks to the sub-Treasury,
through the funding operations of the
government, causes rather a close money
market, 7 ct. being the micimum rate
At a meeting of the directors of the
Bank of California, held on Monday last,
the usual monthly dividend of 1 cent,
was declared, payable on and after to-day.
In wheat the market is lower, occasioned
by a depression in New York to a point
which is unprofitable to import. Pacific
coast wheat which had been shipped to
Liverpool, and thence to New York, was
again returned to Liverpool. The latest
reports from San Francisco quote wheat
as follows : Milling $2 6o ; good to choice
$1 7O0$1 85 r 100 lbs., and very dull.
Freights from eastern ports to Califor
nia are dull and lower. About the 10th
of May a guano vessel from Nevassa was
to leave Philadelphia for San Francisco,
under charter of a party of colonists, but
nothing further concerning the scheme, or
its origin.is stated. In New York freights
are : by weight 4a c-l 5- measurement
2030 cts. B foot.
The iron market is depressed. Scotch
pig and cut nails materially lower. Hail-
road iron is quoted at $12 which must
be an error, as indicated by the following
ruling rates in the Philadelphia iron mark
ets on May 1st : " Pig metal attracts more
attention, and prices are steadily maintain
ed. Sales of 2,400- tons No. 1 Anthracite
at $40,$41 ; No. 2 at $3&$39, and
Forge at $37. There is a firm feeling in
the market, and a good demand for Rail
road and bar iron."
The Boot and Shoe trade of Lynn,
Mass., was never before so prosperous.
The internal revenue tax on manufactures
there for Mareh were thousands in excess
of previous returns.
FLOUR Imperial and Standard brands
$5 50 bbl., in i sacks ; Country brands
WHEAT Limited demand at 65c bu.
OATS 3001 0c.
CORN MEAL $2 503 cwt,
FEED Ground $25 -fcj ton ; Middlings
$2O0$25 ; Bran $12.
FRUIT Green Apples t?bx 75,$1 25;
Dried Apples ) lb c-01Oc; Dried Peaches
20c; Plums 20c.
CURED MEAT Bacon V lb 13c011c;
Hams "f) lb 13015c; Shoulders 70c'c.
LARD In kegs 124c; tins 15c.
EGGS lGc doz.
BUTTER Ordinary to prime lb 25
POULTRY Chickens 3 doz $4 50;
tame Ducks 75c. pair ; tame Geese $2 50
VI pair; Turkeys $2 500 $3 1 pair.
GAME-Grouse- 50c-. f pair, or $3 ft
do..; Pheasants. 40e. pair, or $2 ) do..
VEGETABLES Potatoes f? bu. 500
50c; Onions 100 lbs $10$1 50.; Bvans
V 100 lbs S3 50, SI.
HIDES Salted lb 4105c; dry 9010.
Nor Dead. Mr. Thomas Waterbury, re
ported dead a few weeks since, having
committed suicide as Mad. Rumor had it,
called upon us, himself in person, yester
day. He takes no exception to the report,
but says, that when he seen it he thought,
and thought, why he had commuted such;
an act. We are happy to state that the
report was erroneous.
Steripcopticox. We recommend this
entertainment to our Iriends up the valley.
Mr. Warwick's lecture is worth the admis
sion price, to say nothing of the sennade.
On the arrival of the steamer, June 12th,
by Rev. (. II. Atkinson, at his residence,
Mr. Allen Rhodes, of Oregon City, to Miss
Mary J. Wicks, late of Itockville, Connec
The Mint. There seems to he
some doubt in regard to the establishment
of a Branch Miut in this city, pays the Her
ald, but theae is no doubt that Barmau Bros.
have established two first class Clothing
and Furnishing stores in the State, one at
the corner of Front and Morrison streets.
Portland, and oue in Salem.
Copppeu and Tin. The people of
Salem are jubilant over the discovery of an
extensive and entirely new Copper, Tin
ware, and Stove Store, on Commercial street,
owned by Mr. David Cole, late of Portland,
where they also find a very accommodating
gentleman to deal with. Call and see him,
and you will be sure to patronize him.
Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain
Killer, is the universal remedy for internal
and external complaints. At this period
there are but few of the human rac unac
quainted with the merits of the Pain Killer.
Going ! Going! Gone ! It is not
alone gents fine clothing, white shirts, un
derwear, etc., that Kuhn & Fishel, Xo. 91
Front street are selling so low, but it is also
in dry goods, and goods for ladies wear, that
they have made such a raid in the price.
Ladies wishing to purchase anything in the
dry goods line, should be certain to call on
Kohiiit Fishel, No. Id Front street, Portland
who are willing to let them judge that their
prices are mucu lower than those of other
Ccustv Agricultukai. Society
In pursuance of a rcsolvtbn passed at the
last meeting of the Clackamas County Ag
ricullu -al Society, authorizing a meeting at
the call of the. President, dl persons inter
ested in the matter are hereby notified that
there will be a meeting of the said society
at the Court House in Oregon City, on Sat
urday, June '22d, 1867, at which a general at
tendance is invited.
c-i - , C. K.-.ltEATTV, President.
D. C. Ireland, Secretary.
1ST O TICK.
STJMMEK, ARRANGMENTS 1
REDUCTION OF FREIGHTS K
AND CHANGE OF SCHEDTJLEt "
IROM AND AFTER DATE, UNTIL FUR ? "
J tber notice, the boats' of the O S :
Company will run under the following " '
The steamer CASCADE tclU leavt ?:
Portland daily, Sundays excepted f-
al 5 o'clock, A. M., connecting with I
the steamer IDAHO for the balks
Boats- on the Upper (thhonhia will t
leave Celilo for Wallula on Tucs- 1
day, Thursday and Saturday. I
T The Thursday boat will connect It
Wallnla with boat for Lewiston. i
$?" Passengers for Umatilla and WalluU -should
leave Fbi'ttaml on Monday, -WetJnes-
day and Friday, and for LeWiston on the
Wednesday's boat. t
RETURNING: The boats will !eavt 5
Wall u la on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday mortfngs, touching at f
Umatilla, and arrive aeDalles the
Rwkirtion of" Frciglits-
Fronvand after date, until further notice, !
freights from '
Portland to Lewiston. 0 perlon. i
" " flour. O SO " I
From Portland to Wallnla 35 " I
Down freights, from Walltiland Umatilla
to Dalles and Portland, as follows : ?
On Wheat, flour, Oats, Barley and
Corn 10 per ton
Wool (prperbj baled) 1 cent per liT ':
Hides 37 1-2 cts each !
. from LewijSton 50 cents each. 1
NOTE 1,500 lbs. of (Juts constitute a ton.
1,700 lis. of Parley constitute am.
J. C. AIYSVfcbRTII,
President S. A. 0.
st, lS'u. 3:tf
l'ortland, May 1
THE STEAM EB
xi kscx iii:
CARRVISG THE UNITED STjATES MAIL I
Will leave Portland forMonticefIo evert
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 7
o'clock a. m., via Lewis river..
J. C. AINSAVORTTI,
President O S.
THE U. S. MAIL STEAMER
Safe JUniN n . OVJUtJrl
Will leave l'ortland for Astoria and hitr
mediate landings, on Monday and' Friday of
each week, at S o'clock a. m. Heturinnc,.
will leave Astoria on Tuesday and Saturday
at G a. m.
J. C. AIXSWORTH,
President O. S. A. f.
Until further notice
Will leave Portland daily ni 7 o'clock A.M.
from the Gompany'sQock.toojf A street,
for Oregon City, conneQing with the
On. Monday and Thursday of eafi '
week for Salem, Albany r Cerwllu, ,
and intermediate points, o
ANT WITH THE STEAMER
On Monday, JVcdnescTay aid Friday,
of each week, for Lafayette and in
Dae notice will be given
f lip Comnanv dla-
' - v r
patch a boat on other days than above;
Returning the Str. ALERT will IcnTe Ogo
City for Portland at 1 o'clock P. M.
A. A. McCULLYi
President P. T. ''
RALF.M. March 1st. 1SGT. ( 'f
Sixteen Years in Oregon.
s. J. M 'COR mick, f
Pioneer Bookseller and Publisher :
' Of this State, desires to infqgtn H his olj
customers fand as manv new ones a mJ ,
uot be acquainted witti the fact) that tes'1'1 i
continues to operate at the I
FRANKLIN BOOK STORE. '
105 Front Street, Portland, I
(EXACTLY OF-POSITK MOCXT
Where he is prepared to furnish
7WT7? rV"7'7Y) A' T.nf)h" for all kinl" I
CHI7UCH MUSIC HOOKS,
PASS, VIOL, GUITAR and MOLM
Ljey--' --nr nn ii i
MISCELLANEOUS HOOKS, U
And5very other article in the boK
tory sale ot the Columbia,
C0URTSSY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
T TT TITrrnn -r rryr s-.-r-. .