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OREGON CITY, OBEGOX, ' SATITR DAY, ; 75 1868.
l-l-BLJSIIED EVERT SATCnDAr S10RMNO
"B y D . O. IRELAND,
CFFlCK --South past corner of Fiktii and
u s'rerts i the building lately known
; tuc Court IIou,e, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of SuIjsh -ipticn.
One copv, one year in advance 3 CO
.. .." " if delayed eu
Terms cf AdvtrtiiiiS
Transient advertisements, per square
i lines or less) tirst insertion . . .12 5u
Fur each subsequent insertion 1 bO-
JJusiness Cards unt- square per aiinnm .
pavuble quarter! y - y
One column per aumiin !-'- e
One half cohitnn " C"
One H a it ter I .
I.esal" udvertisins? at the established l atrs.
i.i-ii l j ii j '"!"- j" r7?
Br. F. Barclay, lil. R. C. L.v
Formerly Surgeon to the Con. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At R-sldenre,
Main Street i s Oregon City.
Dr. CHARLES BLACH,
physician, Suryeon and Accoucheur.
OFFICII Corner of Witsliuisrton ifnd Front
streets, l'amsb's Clock, 1'u'rtUud, Oregon.
JiKSI DKXCE AVasliington street, between
Fourth and Fifth streets. vJ.iy
0. P. KASON,
Attokxky and Cccsseloii at Law,
IC-J Frout st., Portland, Oregon.
t TTI.I, A T T F.N I T O II US I N F.SS IN" ANY
V Court in the State or Vt'ashington
Territorv. Including business under the
D. PI. McKEETTJEY,
A Hornet! and Counsellor at Law.
-TH.L ATTUXi) PROMPTLY TO ALL
V business entrusted to Lis care. j
0fic One door north of Pell k Parker's i
Prug store, Oregon City, Oregon. U'-.ly
UuJ 1131. j
r,-iuinti'Jj at Or-jon CUy, Ort-jon.
Kooin with Pr. Satfarans. on Main street. I
a. c. G.;t;iiS
C. W. I'.t lilltSU,
aid tjftn. ft Ihtd.
GIBBS & PAR2ISH, j
Alionuus and Onwiclors al-Laic,
ViiUTUND, OKKCN. i
-.-.. "TiT" .i 117 ... f.,,t.,'-
firrlt On Alder street, in Carters i
, , ' i
'11" A'nCK U ' "1 !
v.. c. JVUVS..K. r. coia
0 Urii ti uii ct i'iC u.U kiiJ j !
IS. w NSi .t-t- E-W-fiia j
OIIEdOX CITY, OltEGOX. j
;:vf Will attend to all huMness entrusted
e-ur care lii any oi w,e Courts oi uieu.u, .
c .ileet iHouey, negotiate loans, sell real es- ;
t t-. rtc. .
'.- Particular attention giveu to contested .
I uid eases.
a smith '
j. u MiTOiu-.L!.. j. n. noL.r-a.
Kitchsll, Bolph t Smith,
. , y, ,. . r i
brn(US and Loittise tors at J.aiO, ;
Solicit-WS ill Chd'CCr';, and RroC- j
tar.t in A 'hit trull'.
-(:lice o-er the old Post Ollice, Front
S'.i cet, I'oi Uaud. Oregon. j
BENTON lil Li, IN, i
OlTiro in Charmaa's Prick Block, up j
stair. (.io:ttj j
JAMES EI. KCOBE,
JllSti'-e of tliC 1'CUCC it' C'ttj Recorder. I
OlTlCO .In the Court House mid City j
CouueU Room Oa-gOll City. j
Will attend to ti e acknowledgment of i
deed, and ail other duties appertaining to
tlie olhce. of J ustiee of t!;e 1'eaee. :iy-
J. B. UPTON,
T i ('! VJ.M.
AtTOKNF.V AND Coi'NSEI.or.-AI-Jj.UV, ; Xo. SI rrout slicrt, PorUamtOrcsjoii.
j L. 1'. W. QL'IMiJY, I'koI'kietor,
Oregon Cdu, Oregon. j (Zui.- of irUmJA-td.)
! This house is the most ce.intnouious in the
J. -J" Oir.cc over the store of Pope .1 Co., i State, uew'ty furni.-h-d, and it will be the en
Main street. 4'..tt j deavor of the proprietor to make his guests
C. A. BOLPH,
ATTCn-NKY AND CoCNSELI.CE AT-LaW,
lJ 021ee leu Frout street, Portland, Ore-
C . P . FERRY,
(Late Ferry &. Foster,")
BS CtU rJIa ."S3 Z
No. !!-- Front street, Portland.
Aent North British and Mercantile
And Manhattan Life In-nrar.ce Co
VjT Ponds, and Peal Lst.Ue bought and
Bold on Commission. .
JjlucJe Smith and 'Waron Jfakcr,
Corner of Main .'ind Third streets.
Phicksmiihing in all its 1. ranches. Wagon j
making and repairing. All work warranted j
to give sntistac'.ion.
SgiSi 0 KEG 0 X riTT.
All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
or packages and freight ot whateve- descrip
tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
promptly and with care. Iri.'.m
EsiablUhf..i .uee 1-5 4'.1. at the old stand,
Main Stkf.et, Onufiox Citv.
An assortment of Watches. Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
'l! Clocks, all of which are warranted
'n J to be as reo resen ted.
Uepairin done on short notice,
ma inar.ivini tor past tuvors. 37
I. S. R05X3IJ3AUSI Si Co.,
No. 45 Front st., Portland Oregon,
wholesale dealers tx
Tobacco, Ci'ars, S'Uirr, Stto;iery,
Yan'-er YuLion anJTnux
lanue ouons, an Joys.
os i r.&'G o z? u sixes s.
J. A. EEacDOWALD,
Green Street. Oswego, Oregon.
1'o.st Lister and JJpnlcr in
G E N E RA L MERCHANDISE,
Grnfi ri-8, Wine and L,iqn.-18 !
Henry Gans, Proprietor.
The proprietor of the above saloon wishes
to inform his liiends and the public in gen
eral that he is now ready to accommodate
them with th best of i.iquois, lii-er. Wines
& Cigars. Also aent lor the sale.of ilum
bel's Oregon City Lager Ijeer.Cream Ale etc.
Orders promptly at tended to. 10.
Dissolution of Co-PartnersruT).
T0T1CK IS HERKKY GIVEN THAT
the Cu-partnership heretofore fciting
between Fraukiiu Ford and Geonge Meaner,
under t'ne firm name of " Menner A Ford,"
is this day dissolved, by mutual consent.
Ail those indebted to the late firm will
rnake :ivnicnt to Franklin Ford, who will
receipt ioi same. FltANKhlN FORD,
Oswego 1-Yb. It. 1 ?0s. i j7.it
Witness:-J. M. Tukssino, J. A. McDoxalu.
JOHN SCIl ADM Proprietor,
h now luepared to receive and entertain
all who may favor him with their iiatrou-
ago. The House is New and the llooms are
Newly and Neat'y Furnished. The Table
will be supplied with all the de.icaetes of
the season. Tlie House is situated near the
steamer landing. Toe proprietor will at all
times endeavor fo iiive entire satisfaction to
all who mav favor h
with a cai!, and i
j would respectful!
v solicit the pa'ronaLie of
iC l rave! in ir
i;.ja; d per v. eck .
Poard and Lodu
HOTELS, RES TA UllA XTS, frc
i EYv C-OLUMIJIAN IlOTEL,
N'os. 1H, "Io nnd P22 Front it.,
POUTI M, OllKGU.V.
j P. E. SINN0TT, Proprietor.
( rrt. - i. l ... 3 .,..4
i.ot,. jn i'onhuid Located in the center of !
bu.Miiess, and near ail the steamer landings, j
Cuu accommodate six hundred persons. j
At Reduced Hales!
Hoard and Lodging, per day, from ! to j
$I.v aeei-rding to the room oeeunieu,
t:nd ('heiper by the week. Suits of I
K'nnm riit-I r"nririr :!''nmnnin!:i. !
'proof' sate, for use'of g!Kts.
HOUSE OP EX ALL XIGHTi
.."'" Hotel Omnibus, with the name of the
jj,,, (nl jt w. fce itt'tha landings on the
arrival of steamers and will convev liasseu-
. . . ,, ., . ; ' . .
gers and baggage to and from this hoti ) !i ee
ot charge. "Warm and eoid iiaths. xi.O
V H A T C II K E 11 11 O USE,
Nos. 1'2 "., P; and 15;) Front street,
Jhr .,,.,; ., ,ia.rin., taUon this well
j.(Wn j,,,,. jj,.; . incrcas,.,t pulmlli!t:e j
fn,m tlavclnii; j..;!,. The House has
Pdiv ),.pM .elilleil, and She proprietors are !
... .,;.,. .,.!,,,;,.,! L,u,,...,rv.t t..
..... w v.. ....... v ... . .
their patrons. Ttie table will be furnished
u "'b the best market aifords, and be under j
the immeiUatesunervi-ioii ot tin-proprietors
; Uooins well furiiihed aiel well eiiUiateu.
A large hie-proot sale tor tl;e c:e;osit m
v.,,1;li)los luggage taken to the hole! free
of charge. ltosird per week 00
A large lire-proof safe for tl;
Boarii ana lodging " ... .i-'i to S e'O
-(,U, ...j'q bo jft undone, whieh"i? in
the po er of the nrourietors to render guests
tomioriable. LYONS, LLONAUD &. Co.,
r EST E II N 1 1 O T E L ,
Corncr of First ';ui'l -Morrison sheets,
i Th?Lest and most comfoi table lintel in the
! State, where every want 4s irt icipated.
and cheerfully supplied. Was m and
cold Paths attached to t'ne house.
Tins Hotel is located near the steamship
Landing. The Hotel Coach will be in at-
tendance at all the Landings to convey
passengers said biiL'g age to and lroiii tne
house free of charge,
SEW'tlLL & DOKfEY,
A M KIUC A X EX CII A X GE.
comfortable. The liaggage Wagon will al
ways be found at the land ng -on the ni rival
if steamships and river boats, cany ing bai
gage to the house free of charge. il7.lv
f "j'ilr Main Sxkeet,
i F:. ' s X'ary Oifotllc Wooku Factory,
i W. L. WI1ITK, I j,.m
T. W. ItllOADKS, ) '"
Oregon City. Oregon.
We invite the citizens of Oregon Citv, nnd
the traveling public, to give us a share of"
their patronage. .Meals can be had at ail
hours, to please the tr.ost fastidious.
Notice to tte Public.
T" HAVE thisdav closed the Harlow IIone
' A in favor of the Cliti' House. Hope tny
j old customers will give their liberal patron-
' a-'e to the above 'well kej'f house. They
. t i- i -w . il I.... .l..-o,
on baud to make suets comloi table.
j " W'.l. PAULO W.
Oregon City, August 1, 1 SOT.
; Main Street
. . .Oregon Citv.
JACOB EOEKLL Proprietor.
EEDfCTIOS IX PRICESJ
The undersigned wishes to giro notice
that from Saturday. October ."ith, "i ;;T, prices
a.t the above houe will be as follows :
P.ourd and Lodiing jier week Jo C""1
Hoard without Lodging . 4 )
Hoard and Lodging per day 1 no
Oregon City, Oct. 5d, 1.;7. (.-.o-.tf
Two doors south of the old Court House,
Front street, Portland, Oregon.
YY. N. Patton Proprietor.
' c;ot m.!! k Mnf, i., j, a. . .
- , ......
i . ,t l 7. 1..1! ' UlWa an1 Jurnid
j Fred. Mull er,
! The Or i. a i n a I Pajrnrnfrt
j 1;c;s ta announee to his old
ciutomcrs audthc ptihlic, that
Two doors from Alder, on Tirst street, Port-
: . , .
V .J, - - - - --x-r
PKTl'RES Of MEMORY.
Among the beautiful pictures
That hangs on Memory's vul!
Is one of a dim old forest.
That seemeth best of all ;
Not for itn gnark-d oaks olderi,
Dark with the misletbe ;
Not for tbe violets golden
That ?prink!J the vale belovr ;
Not for the milk-white lilies
Tlr.it lean from the fragrant hedge,
Coquetting all day with the sunbeams.
And stealing their golden edge ;
Not for the vines on the upland.
Where the bright red berries rest;
Nor the pinks, nor the pale sweet cowslip.
It seemeth to me the best.
I once had a little brother,
With eyes that were daik and deep
In the lap of that old dim forest
He lieth in peace asleep,
Light as the down of the thistle,
Free as the winds that blow,
We roved there the beautiful Summers
The Summers of long ago ;
But his feet on the hills grew weary,
And, one of the Autumn eves,
I made for my little brother
A bed of the yellow leaves,
Sweetly Ins pale arms folded
My neck in a meek embrace,
As the light of immoital beauty
Silently covered his face ;
Ami when the arrows of sunset
Lodged in the tree-tops bright,
lie fell in his saint like beauty,
Asleep by the gates of light,
Therefore, of all the pictures
That hang on Memory's wall,
The one of the dim old forest ;
Seemeth the best of all.
EAKMXG A WIFE.
" And so you want to marry my
o'atighter, young man," said fanner
Blil kins, removing his p'pe from his
moui'u and looking nt the young fel
low sharply from head to top.
Despite his rather indolent, eiTem
inate air, which was mainly the re
sult of his education, Luke Jordan
was a fine looking fellow and not
easily moved from his self-possession;
hut he colored and grew confused
beneath that sharp scrutinizing look.
" Yes, sir. I spoke to Miss Mary
last evening, and .she referred me to
The old man's face softened.
" Molly is a yood girl, n very good
girl," he said, stroking hi-s chin with
a thoughtful air, ' and she deserves
a e-ood husband. What -can von
The voting man looked rather
iilank at this abrnpt incpiiry.
" If 011 refer to ir y ability to sup
port a wife, I can assure yon
11 i know that you are a rich man,
Luke Jotdon, but I take it for-grant
ed that you atlv my girl to marry
yon, not for your property. What
guarantee c m you give me in case it
should be swept away as it is in
thousands of instaiTccs-that you
could provide for her a comfortable
home. You have hands and brains
do you know how to use them?
Again I ask, what can you do?"
This was a st le of catechism for
which Luke was quite unprepared,
and he stared blankly at the qucs
tioris without speaking.
" I believe that you managed to
get through college have you any
" Xo, sir ; 1 thought ;'
"Have 3 on any trade?"'
':Xo, sir; my father thought that
with the wealth I should inherit, I
would not need any."
"Your father thought like a fool
then. Ilu'd much better have given
you some occupation and cut you off
with a shillh g it might have been
the mtiking of you. As it is, what
are you fit for? Here you are a
strong, able-bodied young man,
twenty-four years eld, and never
oirried a dollar in your life You
ought to be ashamed of yourself."
" And you want to marry m.y
daughter?" resumed the old man, af
ter a few vigorous pulls at his pipe.
" Xow, I've given Molly good ad
vantages for learning, and she hasn't
thrown 'em away; but if she didn't
known how to work she'd be no
daughter of mine. If I choose, 1
could keep more than one servant;
but I prefer, you see that my daugh
ter should not be a pale, spirit
less creature, full of dyspepsia and
all manner of fine lady ailments, in.
stead of the smiling, bright eyed,
rosy-chet ked lass than she is. I did
say that she should marrv no lad
that had been cursed by a rich father;
but she's taken a foolish bkin' to ye.
and l'il tell ye what I will do: go to
and prove yourself to be a man;
perfect yourself in some occupation
I don't care what, so it be honest, and
then come to me, nnd if thegirl is
willing, she is yours."
As the old man said this, he de
liberately knocked the ashes out of
his pipe, tucked it into his vest pocket
Pretty Mary Blif kins was waiting
to see her lover down at the garden
gate, their usual trysting place. The
smiling light faded from her eye-?
as she noticed his sober, discomfited
" Father means well," she said, as
Luke told her th2 result of his ap
plication; " and I'm not sure but
what he is about right," she resumed
after a thoughtful pause, " for it
seems to me that every man, be he
rich or poor, ought to have some oe
Then ns she noticed her lover's
grave look, she added soft!-:
"Never mind, I'll wait for you,
Luke Jordon suddenly disappeared
from his accustomed haunts, much to
the surprise of his gay associates.
But wherever he went he carried
with him in his exile these words,
" Til wait for you Luke.''
One pleasant, sunshiny morning,
late in October, as farmer Biifkins
was propping up the grape vine in
his frout yard, that threatened to
break down with the weight of its
luxurious burdens, a neat looking
cart drove up, from which Luke Jot
don alighted with a qu'ck elastic
spring, quite in contrast to his fur
merly easy leisurely movements.
Good Morning, Mr. IMfkir.s. I
understand that you want to buy
some butter tubs and cider barrels.
I think I have some here that will
" Whose make are thf yV inquired
the old man, as opening the g ite. he
paused by the wagon.
' Mine," he replied with an air of
pardonable pride, " and I challenge
atiy cooper in the State to beat
Mr. Biifkins examined them criti
cally one by one.
"They'll do," ho said coolly.
What will ye take for them?"
41 What I uked you for six months
ago to-day t.he hand of your daugh
ter, sir "
"The roguish twinkle of the old
man's eyes broadened into a smile.
" You've got the right metal in
you after all,'' he cried. " Come in
come in. I shouldn't wonder if we
made a trade .after nil."
Nothing loth, Luke obeyed.
" Mollv!" bawled Mr. Iil!fkins,
thrusting his head into the kitchen
Molly tripped out into tlie entry.
The round white arms were bared
above the elbows, and bore traces of
the flower she had been sifting. Her
dress was a neat gingham, over
which was lied a bltie checked apron;
but she looked as winning and lovely
as she always did wherever she was
She blushed and smiled as she saw
Luke, and then turning her eyes upon
her father, waited dutifully to hear
what he had to say.
The old man regarded his daugh
ter for a moment with a quizzical
" Molly, this yenng man mayhap
you've seen him before has brought
us a lot of tubs and barrels, and of
his own make a right good article,
too. He asks a pretty good price
for 'en:; but if you are willing to give
it, well and good; and hark ye, my
uirl, whatever bargain you make,
your old father will ratify."
As Mr. Biifkins said this, lie con
siderately stepped out of the room,
and vrc will follow his example. But
the kind of bargain made con be
readily conjectured by the speedy
wedding that followed.
To Light a Dark Room. The
London Builder recoaimends a plan
for lighting a dark room, in which thp
darkness is caused., by its being situ
ati d on a narrow street or lane. The
Builder says if the glas of a window
in such a room is placed several in
ches within the outer face of the wall,
as in the general custom in building
houses, it will admit very little light,
that which it gets being only the re
flection from the walls of the oppo
site houses. If, however, for the w in
dow be substituted another in which
all the panes of glass are roughly
o-round on the outside, and flush with
the outer wall, the light from the
whole of the visible ky and from the
remotest parts of the opposite wall
will be introduced into the apa-tment,
reflected from the innumerable faces
or facets w hich the romh grinding ,f
llass has produced. The whole win
dow will appear as if the sky were
beyond it, and from every point of
this luminous surface light will radi
ate into all parts of the room.
Out of 30,000 couples married last
year in Ireland, 11,090 of the men
and 15,000 of the women affixed their
marks instead of their signatures to
i the re'ster.
Iuipraclimcnt of " Accllcny"
Vote of the House Stanton will
liot retire Thamas Arrested. "
Democracy Resolving ilself Into a.
Jiilitnry Organization -n.eiulll
cans tlie Army endorse
Congress 3Iy 'Maryland at
tlie President's back.
The news from Washington was in
the highest sense exciting, on last Sat
urday and Sunday. We make the
following summary, from the Ore
On the 20lh Andrew Johnson gave
Gen. Thomas orders to take charge
of the ofjiec" of Secretary of War. At
the same time ordering Stanton to
retire, and turn over to Thomas all
the books, papers, etc., of that office.
On the morning of the 2".;d Gen.
Thomas was arrested, for attempting
to interfere with the duties of the
Secretary of War, in violation of the
Tenure of Office Act. lie waived
an examination and was released on
bail of 50,0U0, to appear on Mon
After his release lie asatn went to
the War Office, and demanded pos
session. Stanton ordered him to leave
the ofiiee, threatening to put him un
der military arrest. Thomas retmiik
ed that he had come to discharge the
duties of Secretary of War ad inter
in, h iving been ordered to do so by
the President of the United Sta'es.
Stanton replied that he should do u
such tiling, ai d ordered hitn to hi
room to jjirform his duties as usual.
Thomas replied that he had been or
dered 'y the Pi cedent to act ns Sec
retary of War ad interim, and he in
tended to do ir. Stanton nizain re
plied that he should not, and again or
dered him t his own rooms; denied
the power of the President to make
any such order. Thomas said he
would not go that he should obey
the orders of the President and not
obey t he orders of Stanton. Stanton
remarked that as Secretary of V ar,
I order you to 3 our place as Adjutant
General. Thomas I shall not do
Stantcn Then yon may stay
there as long as you please, if the
President so orders you, but you can
not i.cl as Secretary of War. Thorn
as then withdrew into it room oppo
site, being Gen. Seribners room.
Stanton immediately followed him.
After some further conversation Stan
ton saiu: Then you claim to be here
as Secretary of War and refuse to
obey my orders. Thomas I do, sir.
I shall require the mail for the War
Department to b-3 delivered to me,
and shall transact ail the. business of
the War Department. At this junc
lion, Gen. Grant and Aide came in :
Gen. Grant said, playfully, to Stan
ton and iiis friends: 1 am surprised
to find you here. I supposed you
would be at my headquarters for .pro
After a log conversation with
Robt. J. Walker, Thomas left the
War 0(Tice. - It is reported that
Walker's advice was to remain pas
sive and carry out all orders of the
President, but wait the action of the
Courts and not forcibly eject Stanton.
Grant took no part in the controversy
between Stanton and Thomas. Gen
Thomas, nfter leaving the War De
partment, in company with Robt. J.
Walker, went to Giant's headquar
ters, and thence to the White House,
where iie was admitted without de
.Attorney Genera! Stanberrv, Sec
retary Welles and R. J. Kennedy
were present at tlie inteiview. Gen
Tltom, .s conversed at some length
with the President, giving an account
of his i tervif w w ith Stanton. - The
President then withdrew to the li
brary with St inberry, where a pri
vate consultation was had. In a
short time the President appeared
and wrote out some order, which was
j borne away by Col, Moore. t
Ou Sunday afternoon orders were
sent for Col. Wallace, who commands
at Fort Washington. The President
went owr lh whole ground f an
tlmrity with him, 'hut it is under
stood that V idhice declai ed he should
feel bound to obey the laws, and not
to recognizj any order except from
j Durinir these troubles onSafurday,
j the 22.1, Congress took up the sub
ject of impeachment, which was re
sumed on .Monday in the House.
Ashiey, of Ohio, opened the debate
with a reiteration of charges against
the President, which he made when
the proposition to impeach was up
before. Cook, followed declaring
tb&t th? President hei sot on!v vio
lated the Tenure of Office law, but
that he had exercised powers on
warranted by the Constitution and
laws. The debate commenced at 10
o'clock and the session lasted till 12. j
It being technically considered as a !
continuation of Saturday's Eession. j
When the resolution was adopted by I
a vote of 12G against 47. j
The announcement of the result l:
elicited no manifestation, but the im- i
mense audience which filled the gal-
leries and corridors all day gradually
dispersed till it was reduced to less
than one fourth of the original num
ber. Stevens of New Hampshire
moved to reconsider the vote by
which the resolution was agreed to
and also to lay the motion for recon
sideration on the table. The latter
was agreed to, this being the parli
mentary mode of making the dec'w
Stevens, ot Pcnn., then moved the
Jieso.'vid, That a committee of
two be appointed to go to tlie Senate
and at the bar thereof, in the name
of the House and of all the people of
the United States, to impeach An
drew Johnson, Pre-ideitt of the
United States, of high crimes and
misdemeanors in his office, and to
acquaint the Senate that the House
will in due time exhibit particular ar
ticles of impeachment against him
and make good the same, and thai
the committee demand that Senate
mt-ke on order for the appearance of
s-iid Andrew Johnson to answer the
Jleaolced, That a committee of
seven be appointed to prepare and
report articles of impeachment ag:iinst
Andrew Johnson, President of the
United States, with power to send
for persons, papers ami records, and
to take testimony under oath.
Tin? Democratic members attempt
ed to resort to filibustering, but
were cut off. After an ineffectual
effort, on motion to suspend the rules
so as to bring the House immediate
ly to a vote on tlie resolution, the
rules were suspended and the resolu
tiou was adopted. Ayes, 124; noes,
42. The Speaker then announced
the two committees as follows:
Committee to announce to the
Senate the action of the House,
Stevens, of Penn., and Bingham, of
Ohio; Committee of seven to prepare
articles of impeachment, Bout well of
Massachusetts, Stevens, of Pennsyl
vania, Bingham, of Ohio, Wilson, of
Iowa, Logan, of Illinois, Julian, of
Indiana, and Ward, of New York.
The Hon-e then, at twenty minutes
past six oYlock, adjourned.
After the above action had taken i
place in Congress Johnson sent a
lengthy message to the Senate, giv
ing his reasons for the removal of
Stanton, which was read and ordered
to be printed. This message showy
a disposition to quail, as lie probably
felt like doing, when it was seen that
Congress Would act determinedly,
and that it was backed by the entire
Republican party, and the army of
the United States. The message
" Although have teen advised by
every n. ember of my Cabinet that
the entire i enure of Othce Act is un
constitutional, and therefore void;
although I have expressly concurred i
in that opinion in the veto message
which submitted to Congress when
I ieturtie3 the bill for Consideration,
I have refrained from making a re
moval of any officer contrary to the
provisions of the law, and have only
exercised that power in the case of
Stanton, which in my judgment did
not come within .its provisions. I
have endeavored to proceed with the
greatest circumspection. 1 have
acted only in an extremely excep
tional case, carefully following the
course which I have mat ked out for
invseU as a general rule, faithfully
to execute the law, though passed
over my objections on th.r ground oi
unconstitutionality. In the present
instance I have apj eiled or t-ought to
appeal to that final arbiter fi.Vtd by
I lie Constitution for tlie demonstra
tion of all such questions. To this
course I have been impelled by -oleum
obligations which constrain Hie
to.-titaiii inviolate tlie powers of the
high office committed to my hands.
Whatever may b - const quehces
merely jK;rsonal to myself, I could
l.ot allow fear of them to prevail
agaii st a public duty so clear to my
wn mind and so imperative. It
vvli.it was possible had been certain,
.f I had liceii fully advised when I re
moved Stanton, that in tnus defend
ing Government trusts committed to
my hau ls, my own removal was sure
io follow, I could not have hesitated.
Actuated by public considerations of
the; highest character, I earnestly pro
test against the resolution of the
Senate which charges me in what I
have done with violation of the Con
stitution and laws of the United
The above looks more like backing
down, when it is recollected what his
Accidency had previously done. The
Impeachment Committee have posi.
tive evidence that Johnson endeavor
ed to execute a Gjnspiracy against
Stanton and Congress, and one of
the articles to ta prc-seutovl vi!I ar
raign him on that charge. General
Emery, District commander at Wash
ington, will be examined on this
charge. Andrew Johnson, on Satur
day, during an interview, made such
propositions os to show such a con
spiracy, and only wanted the assist
ance of the military to carry it out,
and this fact may delay the Commit
tee in reporting the articles for sever
al days, although efforts would be 1
made to get it before the House im
mediately. Now that impeachment
is a foregone conclusion, all parties
say the quicker it is ended the quick
er the country will return to a state
of tranquility. Porninent parties be
lieve that about three weeks will be
occupied before a Gnal vote can be
reached injthe Senate. The President
is despondent and irritated because
Attorney General Stanbery made no
application for a quo warranto. He
says his positive oiders were disobey
ed. There were many rumors afloat,
some of which were too absurd to be
lieve, concerning this matter, but it is
beyond a doubt that Johnson had the
Maryland militia in readiness to
march to his aid, nnd the Democra
cy throughout the country began to
resolve itself into a Military Organ
ization. josgi.g alo.vg.
The following letter was written
by Philip Ritz. to the Editor of the
Wnlla Wal:a Siilcsman, under date
of Cheyenne City, Dakota Territory,
January 12, 1SGS:
I reached here this morr.in"' at 4
o'clock, having made very good time
considering the d ptn of the snow.
We came about two hundred miles in
sleighs. It was bitter cold crossing
the Wasatch range the first night out,
20 d egrets below zero, but the com.
pany have splendid teams and drivers,
generally just abo-Jt drunk enough to
be entirely reckless, yet still know
what they are doing. All the passen
gers have to do is to coil dowr
amongst the mail bags, cover with the
buff do robes, and say nothing, while
the driver gets seated and his team
of four or six- fine, large, fat horses
straightened out. At the crack of Lis
whip they spring to their work and
go bounding over these mountains and
through these canons at a furious rate.
This town is a perfect curiosity,
and has sprung tip as if by magic.
Six months ago there was not a stake
drove here, and the cayote and the
antelope roamed at will where they
wished. Now there looms up on the
prairie at the base of the Black Hi.' Is
a nice laid out and well built city of
4,000 inhabitants, w ith many really
good two story, and a few fire-proof
stone buildings, with its daily paper,
its churches, and public schools, and
the little 'etceteras of civilization and
There are about three thousand
men at work now at different points,
for 115 miles west of this. The track
is laid fifty miles west, and before
the first of January, IST0, you mny
confidently expect to ri le through
from San Francisco to New York in
seven days without change of cars.
Next fall it will be completed out to
the Sweetwater mines, so that Wre!Is,
Fargo 6c Co., will run their stages
through in double quick from Helena
via Sweetwater to the end of the
track, in about two days and n half,
and will maks the time in about four
days to Omaha.
By the way, I believe the Sweet
water mines will prove t be good.
They lay immediately north of Pa
cific Springs, on tlie Atlantic s-lope.
The Salmon mines will prove to be
a good camp next season f r about
5,0n0 men. What a country we
have in the Rocky Mountains, where
but two years ago it was supposed to
be almost worthless.
This town is 515 miles from Salt
Lake City. Hie road will not go by
Salt Lake City, but will probably go
down the Weber and through the
northern part of the valley. How
ever, I dont think that route is fully
determined on yet. The company
are very careful to keep the route in
advance, as much a secret as possible'
in order to secure important points.
We can go from this place to Chi-'
cngo now without change of cars, us
the bridge at Omaha is arranged
temporarily for cars to pass over.
I have laid over here one day to
rest wili start in the morning, and
will write you from Washington Citv.
The Tveather is beautiful here, and
the snow is not more than two iuches
M misters are gentlemen who may
be dt fined as persons w ho live by
teaching others h.o'v to die.
The London theatres lost $40,000
by the cabs' strike.
Why is law a cheap article? Be
cause it is always afforded at cost. -
No man is ever indifferent to the
world's good opinion until he h lost
all claim to it. T i
Idleness is hard work for thgse who
are not used to it, "and dull work for
those who are.
Camp Dick Robinson, in Kentucky,
has just been sold at prices varying
from $0 to 3100 an acre. T
Evansville, Ind., has now a roll
ing mill in full operation and doing a
The New 'York Mail states that
there are now fewer dry goods job
bing houses iu that city than twenty
years Jgo. ''.,',',
One of the Paris .newspapers is
paid S0,000 francs per arrrttim byit
financial editor for the privileges a&d
advantages of his position.
Russia has so skillfully massed her
army that two hundred thousand
men can be sent to' the Austrian or
Tuikish frontier at brief noth-e.
A New Orleans thief was inform'
ed that if he would return a watch he
should be informed where he cou'd
steal one worth two of it, and no
There are now thrcenewsppcrs '
in the world whose daily circulation
is counted by the hundred thons.md.
First is the Petit Journal, published
at one cent in Paris; second is tho
Daily Tcteyraph, published at two
cents in Loudon ; third is the Daily
Ncics, published at one cent in New
Mr. Kelly told some ponvologists
at Sandusky the other evening thtit
the Kelly island Wine company havo
this year bought the grapes from 223
acres and made 65.U00 gallons of
wine. There are at least 100,000
gallons stored on the Island at the
The press and prominent citiensof
Quincy, HI., presented a splendid
cold-headed cane on New Years, to
James J. Lar.gdon, of the Whij and
'Republican, and topped the honor
with a testimonial supper at he
Quincy House. One of the toasts
wished the guest "greenbacks in pro
portion to his avordupois, and a nev
er. failing supply of toothpicks."
There is great excitement in Vien
na, owing to the Emperor Francis
Joseph having indicated his intention
to attend a merchants' ball in citi
zen's clothes. This important event
is hailed by some people as a proof
that his Imperial Majesty has defi
nitely broken with his absolutist past,
no other Austrian Emperor having
made his appearance iu public iu any
but military dress.
The first train over the railroad
bridge across the Missouri river
says the Omaha Renllican, crossed
at an early hour on Friday evening.
January 3d. Tne train was loaded
with material for the Union Pacific
railroad, and proceeded right west to
Cheyenne that night, without break
ing bulk. Through from Chicago to
Cheyenne without changing cars!
a thousand miles, over two of tho
largest rivers ia the world! Think
of that. Saturday the trains were
crossing all day. The bridge i
found to bo perfectly secure, nnd
heavy traius run over it with perfect
Council Blufis appointed delegates
to the convention to be held at O.-ka-loosa
in aid of the air line road from
Muscatine to Council Bluffs. The
citizens promised their best co-operation
and passed the following: R
solved, That from the completion of
the temporary bridge across the Mis
souri river at this point we realize -the
importance to Council BhitT- of
the early completion of the p.-invi-
l win f- ltl .( .. . l -
....u unog ntns ai(j riv r, oy
whieh the various railroads t.-rm ti.it
"mg at this place may unite and makw
their transfers to the Ui.ion iQtcifie.
On New Year's a bride at Chatta
noogasays the Union received,
addressed to her husbmd a pr.cfcto'
containing 1 IT love lefcrs io an
other," a "Susie," the most of them
written during thcojouri.-hip that ri
pened to marriage, and some of them
since the marriage. The package
was accompanied by an unsealed note,
Nashville. Decemher 30.18(57.
Pear E.: I have just heard of
your marriage, from a mutual friend,
and supposing you w ill hardly be able
to fulfil yf?ur engagement by consum
ating our union on New Year's day
as agreed between us, I send your
letters as the most appropriate gift I
can think of to complete felicity on
that day. That their attentive pe
rusal may conduce to yc?ur lasting
Dtaee of mind, is iLe tvbh of