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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1868.
. Oregon city Enterprise,
l)c tUeekln (Enterprise.
rCBLISUKD EVERY 9ATCRDAT MOUXIKQ
CBy D. O. IRELAND,
OFFICE : South east corner of Fifth and
JIaix sireeis, m
s the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
Term, of SobKriptlon.
One copy, one year in advance $3 00
i, o t e jj delayed 4 00
Terms or Advertising.
'Tranent advertisements, per square
(12 lines or less) first insertion . . .f 2 50
Vor each subsequent insertion 1 00
O business Cards one square per annum
One column per annum 12 00
One half column " ' 00
On. quarter " " 40 00
Legal advertising at the established rates.
Book and Job Printing !
rjMIK ESTERP HISE OFFICE
Iv-supplied with every requisite for oVin?
a superior style of work, and is constant
ly accumulating new and beautiful styles
of material, and is prepared for every
O BOOK AND JOB
AT SATISKACTOKY PRICKS.
,3t2r The Public are invited to call and
examine both our specimens and facilities
for doing work.
o BENTON KILLIN,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Office in Charman's I5rick Block, up
Dr. F. Barclay, M. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the H.n. H. B. Co.)
OFFICE; it Residence,
Main Street -r2 Oregon City.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 1849. at the old stand,
Maix Street, Oregox City.
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elrv. and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to he as represented.
Kepainnns done on snpri nonce,
i md tliankful for past favors.
if . c. job.n'SOS.
F. O. M COW2T.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
OREGON' CITY, OREGON.
IJT Will attend to all business entrusted
."our care in any of the Courts of the State,
Collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es
t te. etc'. ,
XslT Particular attention given to contested
l ind cases. L?-
A. H. IiKLL. B- A. PARKER.
BELL &, PARKER.
AVD DEALERS IX
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Vurnishc?,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
33.) Maim Street, Oregon City.
West Sid ifain. Street, between. Second and
Third, Oregon. City.
GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
aboTeOiamed popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liqugrs and cigars. 52
JOHN ltt. BACON,
Justice of the Peace City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties appci taining to
theuilice of Justice of the Peace.
Retail dealer in School Rooks, Sta
tionery; also, Patent Medicines,
At the Post-oflice, in Masonic Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
Main street, Oregon City.
Will atteryl to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc Jobbing promptly
attended to. (o2
JOHN H. SCHRAH,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
SADDLES, II A RNESS,
Maft street, between Third and Fourth,
rVtf attention of parties desiring anything
X in my line, is directed to my stock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere.
(ly) JOHN H.SCHRAM.
tt.ii. City Drayman,
All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
or nackatres and freisht ot whatever descrip
tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
cronjDily inJ ulthoare. 16.6m
Successor to SMITIJ t& M4HSIIALL,
RhckSmith and Wagon Maker,
vomer ot .Slain ana iuiru mh-ui
Oregon City Oregon
H1L5HI 1 1 II II III ill! IS. j t.wv-i.w.j. .-
(Puking and repairing. All work warranted
i gie satisiaciion.
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE
ER A N A ND CHICKEN FEED !
Hf" Parties wanting feed must furnish
"nr sacKS. JiJO.lI
RANCH FOR SALE.
SITUATED BETWEEN THE CLACK
amas and the
OREGON CITY TOWN PLAT !
In the vicinity of the fft&e of T. J. Hunsaker
. XW Will be fold cheap for cash.
' PlT -5 LEV Y 4 " FC HHEIMER,
L add & Tilt on
Will give prompt attention to collections,
and other business appertaining to Banking.
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange
On San Francisco and the Atlantic States for
sale. Government Securities bought and
L. C. Fuller,
Pays the Highest Price for Gold Dust
Legal Tenders and Government securities
bought and sold. No. 103 Front St.,
xi.tf Portland, Oregon.
J. II. MITCHELL.
J. X. DOLPD.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Laic,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty.
XT" Office o'er the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland. Oregon.
A.. C. GIBBS. C. W. PARRISH,
Notary Public and Com. of Deeds.
GIBBS & PARRISH,
Attorneys and Counselors at-Late,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
New Brick Block. n3
0. P. MASON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
102 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
XT7"NX ATTEND TO BUSINESS IN ANY
V t Court in the State or Washington
Territory. Including business under the
Bankrupt Law. S7:ly
S. G. SKIDM0RE,
Druggist and Apothecary,
(123 First st., near Western Hotel)
Dealer in drugs, chemicals, patent medi
cines, etc. A line assortment of English and
French Toilet Articles,
Perfumery, brushes, etc. JJf Particular at
tention given to the preparation of prescrip
DTROX Z. HOLMES. JOHN SUNDERLAND.
HOLMES & SUNDERLAND,
95 First street, Portland Oregon.
Manufacturers and dealers in Boots and
shoes of the latest styles and best material.
San Francisco and Philadelphia
goods always on hand. Agents for Howe's
Family Sewing Machines, and John G. Fcl
som's hand sewing machines. Needles and
thread for sale. (34.13
ISAAC FARR. JOHN FARR.
FARR & BROTHER,
Butchers and Meat Venders.
ThankfWl for the favors of the community
in the past, wish to say that they will con
tinue to deliver to their patrons, from the
wagon, as usual,
On Tuesdays and Saturday of ear A teel
all tho best qualities of Beet, Mutton, and
Pork, or any other class of meats in the
BILLS A CO.
CAMP A CO.
Portland Dray and Hack Co,,
(jfice ct Dray and ILich Stahles,
Cor. Stark and Secoiid sts, Portland.
AH business intrusted to us executed
with care and dispatch. No commissions
charged on freight advanced. Orders for
hacks promptly attended to.aay or nignt.
Wm. H. WATKINS, M. D.,
Office 95 Front st , Portland Oregon.
Residence cor. Main andlth sts.
Robinson & Lake
7c7iLL CONTINUE THE STOVE A D
V V Tin-ware trade as usual, at the estab
lished EMIGRANT STORE,
Corner of Front and Salmon sts.,
Portland Auction Store!
U7 First si., next door to Post-office,
Importers and Jobbers of Staple and
Fancy Dry Goods, Grain Bags,
Burlojjs, Furnishing Goods.
We will vay the hiohest cash
price for Wool, Furs and Hides.
Front st., near the Ferry Landing,
Re fitted and Re-opened ly J. A. Mac
Donald. The best of Wines, Li
quors, Cigars, etc., constantly
Boots with Wire Quilted Bottoms
These Boots are made on the American
standard hit. They never fail to fit and feel
comfortable, and require no " breaking in."
The Wire Quilted Soles
have been proven by practical experience to
last twice as loDg as the ordinary soles. A
splendid assortment just received at
R. D. WHITE k Co.'s,
Boot and Shoe store.
04 -) 131 First st. Portland.
Successor to Gradon Co.,
Wagons & Carriages,
201 and 203 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
(2" Wagons of every description
made to order. GeneralJobbing done
with neatness and dispatch.
Oak and Ash lumber, and all kinds
of wagon materials for sale.
Orders from the country promptly
L. ZIGLER & SON.,
Oregon City, Oregon.
THE UNDERSIGNED ARE NOW PRE
pared to make all manner of ware in the
LINE OF C00PEKAGE,
VE L L-BUCKET !
To a HOGSHEAD!
Dilge or Straight Work I
on short notice, and at reasonable rates.
Call and examine samples of our wor z, as
it is its own recommendation.
83.) L. ZIGLTS 1 bOT.
What' poor, you say? Why, save you, friend,
I've more than half the world can show;
Such wealth as mine you cannot boast,
Such bliss as mine you cannot know.
I've more than keenest head can sum,
Could ever dream of night or day;
I've treasures hid from sordid hearts,
No cunning thief can take away.
My riches never bring distrust
Between me and my fellow-men;
No evil passion stirs my breast,
To yield me hate for hate again.
But pleasure, peace, and joy they bring;
They soothe my cares, they make me glad,
They give delight I cannot name,
And buy me comfori when I'm sad.
Come here and open wide your eyes,
You see earth 's glory at my feet,
You see the sky above my head,
The sunshine on my garden seat;
You see the love that lights my home.
The children round my cottage door
The birds, the bees, the grass and flowers,
And you have t'ared to call me poor !
Come here and open wide your ears.
And hark the music morning makes,
When from the hills and from the woods
Her high and holy anthem breaks.
Come here and catch the grand old songs
That nature sings me evermore
The whispering of a thousand things,
And tell me tell me, am I poor!
Not rich is he. though wider far
His acres stretch than eye can roll,
Who ha3 no sunshine in his mind,
No wealth of beauty in his soul.
Not poor is he though never known
His home in hall or city mart,
Who smiles content beneath his load,
With God and Nature in his heart.
It is when the influences ot home
are pure and good, that they are sub
lime and holy; but when they are im
pure and vicious, how wretched and
fearful must be the result I The
heart carries out into the world fond
recollections of kind monitions, encir
cled with the glorious balo of a father
and mothers love, has an inward
fountain of happiness, as pure and
generous as the gushing tide from
Horeb to the "famished children. It
was this that pave the inspiration to
the antlrnr of "Home, Sweet Itomp,"
to indite those lines so dear to the
weiiry children oF toil in this busy
work day world, although he was a
wanderer Upon the broad fao of the
earth, without a spot which he could
dedicate as the sanctuary of the heart,
"Home, Sweet Home.''
'Tis home where'er the heart 13,
Where'er its liv ing treasures dwell,
In cabin or in princvly hall,
In forest haunt or hermit cell.
"The heart gives life its beauty,
Its warmth, its radiance and its power;
'Tis sunlight to the rippling stream,
And softdeW to the drooping flower."
How careful, then, should we be
with our Home-Ties not rudely
break those golden cords that bind
other hearts to our own.
ItlM AND RAILROADS.
The New York Examiner furnishes
a table showing the aggregate sales
of liquors for the last five years in
the several States and Territories of
the Union, as derived from the re
ceipts of the internal revenue, and
contrasts it with a similar schedule
presenting tho total value of the rail
roads and their equipments in the
same States. The table is pregnant
with instruction, especially when it is
borne in mind that the internal reve
nue taxes notoriously are paid but on
a fraction of the liquor produced and
consumed. The unreconstructed
States not being represented in the
Treasury reports, we are unable to
trace out fully the deductions which
force themselves on even the least
reflecting. The total present value
of railroads is $1,454050,799 ex
ceeding the annual cost of the liquor
drank by less than the worth of the
railroads in the single State of Penn
eylvania. The cost of the liquor we
drink annually is more than one-half
the entire sum of the National debt,
and ten times the value of all the
church property io the country.
Those staunch Democratic States,
Maryland and Kentucky, drink far
more whisky than they own railroads,
Kentucky spending two dollars for
Bourbon to one for iron. Demo
cratic New York city inclines tho
balance of the Empire State in this
direction. The statistics of Delaware,
unfortunately, are not given. But to
the table, wnich erery one can study
Value Liquor Value Rail-
New York. ...
.. 27,979,575 71,731,934
.. 151,734,875 149,549,650
". 54,637,455 55,734,105
... 61,443,890 89,560,722
... 69,924,090 27,000,000
, .. 50,221.11 i 23,7 19,404
Wisconsin 43,81S,f4i 4V,90t,ioz
Michigan S2.734.170 45,043,870
Iowa 35.5S2,695 49,191.450
Cor.ncticut 35,001,230 54,997,747
New Jersey 42,463,740 64,550,741
Maine 6,257,015 IS.039,779
Rhode Island 10,234,240 4,973,b85
New Hampshire. . . 12,529,115 22,230,337
Minnesota 14,394.970 11,25S,000
Dist. of Columbia. 10,376,450
Vermont 6,786,065 24.459,894
Kansas 8,503,850 22,500,000
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A9T INCIDENT IN THE WEST.
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast."
Some years since, a temperance
man moved with his family from
South Carolina to the West. The
sparseuess of the population and the
continual travel past the place, ren
dered it a necessary act of humanity
in him frequently to entertain travel
ers who could get no farther. Owing
to the frequency of these calls he re
solved to enlarge his house and put
up the usual sign.
Soon after this an election came
on; the triumphant party felt that it
was a wonderful victory, and some
"young bloods" of the majority, de
termined to have a regular " blow
out" in honor of it. Accordingly,
mounted on their fine prairie horses,
they started on a long ride.
Every tavern on their route was
visited, and the variety of liquor
thus drank produced a mixture, add
ing greatly to the noise and boister
ousness of the company. In this con
dition they came a doien in number
to our quiet temperance tavern.
The landlord and lady were absent
the oldpst daughter, fourteen years
of 8ge, and five younger children
were alone in the house.
These gentlemen (for they called
themselves such)called for liquor.
We keep none," was the modest
reply of the yonng 'girl.
" What do you keep tavern for
" For the accommodation of trav
elers." Well then accommodate as with
something to drink."
" You will see, sir, by the sign,
that we keep a temperance tavern."
"A temper ince tavern! (Here
the children clustered around their
sister.) Give me an axe and I'll cut
the sign down."
44 You'll find an axe at the wood
Here the party, each with an oath,
made a rush to the wood-pile, exclaim
44 Down With tho sign! Down
with the sign!"
But the leader in going out dis
covered an elegant piano in an ad"
44 Who makes this thing speak"
44 1 play sometimes, caid she, in a
quiet, modest manner.
44 You do ? Give us a tune."
" Certainly, sir."
And seating herself at the instru
ment, while the children formed a
circle close to her, she sang and
played " The Old Arm Chair."
Some of them had never heard a
piano before ; others had not heard
one for years. The tumult soon
hushed ; the whip and spur gentle
men were drawn back from the wood
pile and formed a circle outside the
The leader again spoke :
44 Will you be so kind as to favor
us with another song ?"
Another was played, and the chil
dren becoming reassured, some of
them joined their sweet voices with
One would touch the sympathies
of the strangers, another melt them
in grief ;one would arouse their pat
riotism, another their chivalry and
benevolence; until at iength, ashamed
to ask for more, they each made a
low bow, thanked her, wished her
good afternoon, and left as quietly
as if they had been to a funeral.
Months after this occurrence, the
father, in traveling, stopped at a vil
lage where a gentleman accosted him:
44 Are you Col. P , ofS ."
44 1 am"
"Well, sir, I was spokesman of the
party who so grossly insulted your
innocent family, threatened to cut
down your sign, and spoke so rudely
to your children. Yoa have just
cause to be proud of your daughter,air.
Her noble bearing and fearless cour
age were remarkable in one so younj
and unprotected. Can you pardon
me sir? I feel that 1 can never forgive
- At the Five Points, New York
there is an evening school, the pupils
of which are ragged little bootblacks,
news boys, chiffoniers, and the like.
Recently these little fellows contrib
uted in the aggregate 825 made np
in sums of from two to twenty-five
cents to aid in the education of sol
diers' children ! A local paper says
that, measured by the means of the
givers, this gift is the most magnifi
cent of any yet contributed for that
-Anna Dickinson has a lecture
on " Children and Marriage." She
likes to give good advice on subjects
of "jrhich sbe kr.os nothing.
More than one-half of all the
wear and tear, and -breakage and
bother of dull tools, comes from a
lack of proper knowledge and prac
tice of grinding. All steel, however
reGned, is composed of individual fi
bres, laid lengthways io the bar, held
firmly together by cohesion; and in
almost all farm implements of the
cutting kind, the steel portion which
forms the edge, if from a section of a
bar, is laid in and welded to the iron
longitudinally,- so that it is the side
of the bundle of fibres hammered
and ground down that forms the edge.
Ilencev holding on the grind-stone
all edge tools as axes, drawing-knives,
knives of reapers, scythes, knives of
stra wcutters, and so forth, in such a
manner that the action of the stone
is at right angles with the plain of
the edge; or in plainer words, by
holding the edge of the tools square
across the stone, the direction of the
fibers will be changed so as to pre
sent tile ends instead of the side as a
cutting edge. By grinding iu this
manner a finer, smoother ede is set,
tho tool is ground in less time, holds
an edge a great deal longer, and is
far less liable to 41 hick oat" and
The latest protection for safes,
rendering them burglar proof, consists
of a rifled battery which is attached
tb the safe, and is set and controlled
by the owner in the same manner as
a coriibination lock. In locking or
Unlocking; legitimately, there is not
the least danger of an explosion but
On the safe being attacked by burg
lars the entire battery is discharged,
and the rascal's body is pierced with
a hundred bullets more or less.
The invention dispenses with night
watchmen, but renders a coroner's
jury necessary occasionally.
A paper, giving an account of
Toulouse, France, says: 44 It i3 a
large town, containing 60,000 inhab.
itants, built entirely of brick." This
is only equalled by a well-known de
scription of Albany : ''Albany is a
town of 3,000 houses and 25,000 in
habitants, with most of their gable
end to the street."
A newspaper writer says his
wagon tires 41 wear out .before they
get loose," and the reason is, he sat
urates the felloes thoroughly With
linseed oil before the tires are set
The felloes are placed in hot oil for
about one hour, and are thus ren
dered water proof, so that the shrink
ing and swelling that loosen the tire
A correspondent of the Rural
American, says: 44 For a good cow
choose one with a striped hoof; she
will never fail. A cow with dark
hoofs may be good for a large quan
tity of milk, but it will not be rich.
For a medium cow choose Ohe with
a part of the hoof striped of &hj oth
er except dark."
In England thero are many far1
mers who more than support them:,
selves and large families on the pro
duct of six acres, besides paying heavy
rents. Agriculturists in Germany,
who are proprietors of five acres, sup
port themselves on two, and lay up
money on the remainder.
A correspondent sends us a re
ceipt for an adhesive wash for fences
and out-houses, viz: put half a pound
of tallow or lard into one gallon of
slacked lime, and apply while it is
warm. The utility of adding tallow
must be obvious to all minds, viz:
to penetrate the wood, and to shed
the rain without destroying the wash.
The Wisconsin Horticultural
Society speak of the American gold
en russet apple as one of their best
and hardiest varieties. It is well
adapted for that climate.
Give horses thorough daily
grooming. A gill of oil-meal, mixed
with the feed at each meal, will give
a glossy coat, and is an excellent in
gredient in any mixed feed given to
them, or other animals.
Oxen worked all day and turned
into the pasture for the night with
out grain of any kind, cannot be ex
pected to do much work.
Of the $142,000,000 worth of
breadstuff imported by England last
year, only 116,000,000 worth went
out from the United Slates.
The Chicago Journal of Com
merce says the beet sugar manufacto
ry at Chatsworth, Illinois, is now
shipping a car load of sugur every
There was a falling off of ten
millions cf bushela in the corn re
ceipts at Chicago, last year, as com
pared with those of the year previous.
What is the worst kind of hus
bandry? When a man in clover mar-
ne a "vcmEn 12 Trreds.
A Very Tough Stry About Twenty
A writer for Our Young Folks
vouches for the truth of the following
At eight years old I was as wide
awake, and saw as many things be
tweeu daybreak and nine o'clock at
night, ns any boy in the country, and
was, withal, fond of telling quite as
much ns I saw, and now and then a
good deal more.
Ify mother sometimes suspected
me of great powers of exaggeration,
but as, on looking into my state
ments, she could never detect me in
a direct lie, I was little likely to re
receive the correction which I was
often conscious of deserving. This
came to me in an unexpected mans
ner, and the way I was helped out of
the worst and last falsehood, I ever
told, has always been a mystery to
I was loitering in the kitchen one
morning, where my mother was at
work making tarts, when tarts sug
gesting cake, and cake, eggs she
turned to me and said, 44 I don't see
as your new fangled chickens turned
out any better than tno old ones.
We don't seem to have any more
Here rny mother touched a tender
spot. I bad bought the chickens
with my own money and on the pos
itive assurance of their being magnifi
44 Yes, they do," I seid not stop
ping to think What ray hasty vindiea
tion might cost rne, yes, they do;
they lay Splendidly. I found a nest
with ever so many eggs in it this
41 Then why didn't you bring them
4i I had no basket, and then I for
got it ; but there's a hole there, un.
der the cow's rack, and I counted 23
That Was a stunner, but my mother
did not drop her rolling pin, nor give
any sign that she discredited my as
sertion. She only said quietly,
44 Take a basket, Bridget, and go
with Harry to the barn."
I took the basket and marched out
half a rod ahead of Bridget, straight
to the cow's rack. I did not expect
to find anything, but I mUst go ahead
till I had to stop ; that was always
my way. So I went to the rack,
When sUre enough, there was the
hole ; and thrusting in my arm, I
felt an egg. I put it in the basket
and tried again another, and an
other, till 23 eggs bad been taken
from the wonderful bole. Just 23,
and no more.
Never was profoander astonish
ment in one little breast, and the
worst of it was, it bad to be kept
thtte. It was a big charge of pow
der in a small rock. I was terribly
afraid it would explode : but it didn't.
1 took the eg:i to my mother, and
went out whistling, my mother say
ing to herself dear son !- " How
foolish I was to doubt him."
Poor me ! How 1 ached to con
fess the fiction for the sake of telling
the strange truth ! I had not the
courage to do this ; but the effect on
me of the amazing verification of my
falsehood was never lost. I had been
so strangely confronted face to face
with my lie, as if the Evil One had
whispered, 44 Have it as you say P
that I determined it should be my
last. And it was- I became strictly
truthful so noted, indeed, for my
exactness, that the time has at length
come when I can sa.'ely tell the story
of my 23 eggs.
The order has gone out to take
no more freight on the Central for
anybody. The Company is so crowd
ed with its own freight iron for con
struction os to be unable to carry
for the public. Wre are informed
that 39 vessels are now coming, due
in 30 days, all carrying only iron and
rolling stock, fishes, chairs, spikes
and other material for the Central.
This order will set us back to old
times style, and if strictly adhered to
will seriously incommode our busi
ness public. Wagon trains will
come in vogue again, and the Placer
ville road have another run. Wells,
Fargo & Co., and the Pacific Union
Express each run a car each trip, and
express and fast freight matter can
come ; but we look for a rise in the
tariff, says the Sacramento Record.
When a single gentleman cannot
pass a clothes-line without counting
all the long stockings, it is a sign he
ought to get married, and the sooner
The report of Seymour's insanity
arosa from the fact that be fancies be
can beat Grnt.
SeyJnour and the Rebel t'ohtrtilSttin
er Important Revelations.
The following article, from the
Columbus (Ohio) Journal, of July
11th, reveals some particulars of the
secret history of the rebellion which
will probably be read with interest
by 44 War Democrats
We publish to-day the affidavit of
Copt. James Sidney Hill, to which
allusion has heretofore been made by
us. The publication of this import
ant affidavit has been purposely de
layed with the hope that Horatio
Seymour would be nominated for the
Presidency by the Convention at
It will be remembered that when
reference was first made to the ex
istence of this testimony, Governor
Seymour exhibited ungovernablerngCj
and not only took occasion to vouch
for his own innocence, but to attack
with savage emphasis all officers and
agents of the Government whom he
suspected of having been instrument
al in making known to the State De
partment the nature of his relations
with the rebel Commissioners in
The writer, whe, in 18C4, was
Consul of the United States ia New
Brunswick, having been rppoir.ted to
that office by President Lincoln in
September, 18GI, had oecaaion to
transmit to the Secretary of State in
formation concerning the movements
of the rebel Commissioners, Clement
C. Clay and James P. Ilolcombe,
and it especially became his duty to
make known to the GovernmeEt
whatever facts were known in the
British Provinces concerning the na
ture of the 44 mission" of these noto
rious enemies of the United States.
Application will bo made to the
State Department for copies of the
full correspondence on this subject,
which, when obtainedj will be made
The important fact was then well
known that the prime purpose that
the Davis Government had in send
ing Cominissioners to Canada was to
amy the State of New York in hos
tility to the Federal Government.
Captain Hill's testimony establishes
beyond question the fact that such
Was the confidence reposed in Horatio
SeymoUr, then Governor of New
York, that the rebel chiefs did not
hesitate to address him on a subject
which they knew was dear to his
heart the triumph of the Confed
eracy, and opened confidential corres
pondence with him, as with a tried
and trusted agent of their own.
Clement C. Clay, who organized
the raiding and piratical expeditions
from Canada into the United States,
expressed his entire willingness to
visit Ogdehsburg, New York, know
ing that Seymour would give him
safe passport throughout his 44 sov
ereign State." It will bo proved
hereafter that Clay sent dispatches to
and received dispatches from Albany, j
while at Halifax, Quebec and Mon- j
treal ; that messages were passing be
tween the rebel Commissioners and
the rebel sympathizing Governor for
a period of almost two months ; and
wo believe also that the exact nature
of these communications will, ere
long, be full)' made known. So
much by way of explanation to-day.
We shall pursue this subject until
the treachery and treason of Horatio
Seymour, the worst and wiliest en
emy of the Republic, are laid bare.
We propose to see the thing through,
and shall fight it out on this line.
The following is an exact copy of
the original affidavit now on file in
the State Department of the United
States Government :
AFFIDAVIT OF CAPT. JAMES S. IIII.L.
Consulate or the United States, )
St. John, New Brunswick. )
On this second day of June, 1604.
personally appeared before me, J. Q.
Howard, United States Consul at St.
John, New Brunswick, Jame3 Sidney
Hill, who solemnly made oath to the
I following facts :
j I am now about twenty-eight years
St. Bernard, Louisiana ; I am the sou
of Jerome Philip Hill, cf New Or
leans, who has always been a devoted
Union man. I was educated as a
civil engineer at West Poiut,Virginia.
In the ye3r 1861,' in the month of
April, I was carried away by the in
tense excitement that prevailed, and
entered the rebel service as captain
of a company of voluu teers ; I served
in the rebel army at the first battle
of Manassas, at the battles before
Richmond, at the time of McCiellan's
advance, and also took part in the
battle of Antietam ; was wounded in
the seven days' fight near Richmond;
was sent to Savannah as engineer on
the staff of Gen. Gustavus r . Smith,
and obtained leave of absence to go
to Wilmington ; from Wilmington I
ran the blockade on the steamer
Banshee to Nassau ; my object was
to get out of the rebel service and
tiko tba cnth of allegiance ; from
Nassau I went to Havana, and thero
took the oath or allegif nee under Mr.
Lincoln's amnesty proclamation j
from Havana I went to St. Thomas Q
with a friend, who was in a djitrg
condition, thence to St. Johns, Porto
Rico ; 1 could not get a vessel at
Porto Rico for New Orleans, but ob
tained passage to Halifax, Nova
Scotia, where I expected more read
ily to get a vessel.
I bad been in Halifax about four
days, when, happening to be at the
wharf when the mail steamer Alpha
arrived from Bermuda, I was accost
ed at the landing by the Hon. C. C
Clay, of Alabama, whom I accom
panied to the Waverly Hotel. Co),
Duncan, of Louisville, Kentucky,
was in company with us. Mr. Clay
said he was out on a little business 4
for the Government, and was on his
way to Canada ; said that he had
great confidence in me. A day or
two after this conversation I came to
St. John, New Brunswick, hoping to
get to New Orleans by the way of
Portland, and on the first day of June
I again met Mr. Clay at the steam
boat laudiDg. He said he wanted
me to come as soon as I could to the
Waverly Hotel to see him ; about,
eight o'clock' he sent a boy to tho
Lawrence Hotel for me, r.nd I went
up to the Waverly to Mr. Guy.-
He said, 44 Look here. Captain, I
want you to go to Canada ; I shall
very probably go to Ogdensburpt
and as I am net at all well I shall
need some company ; I would have
gone to Portland, but I am afraid
some one will recognize me." He
proposed to take a walk, and after
our return he requested me to como
up to the hotel early in the morning:
f this ryorning.) He sent for me a&
half past seven aud I went directly
up. He took me to his private room
and again urged me to go with him.
He took from a pocket in the bock
of his inside coat a package contain
ing four or five letters or dispatches;
I had one of these documents in my
hand ; it was addressed to " His Ex
cellency, Horatio Seymour, Governor
of the State of New York;" another
was addressed to 41 Hon. Fernando
Wood, New York;" on each of these
envelopes was printed 4' Department
of State, Richmond, C. S. A.," and
on the envelope was written a name
which I do net remember, but have
no doubt it was that of the present
Secretary of State. Said Mr. Clay t
44 1 was sent on a mission to deliver
those letters to Governor Seymour,
but I wish they had chosen somebody
else." Said he, 4'I shall stop in Mon
treal a few days, and then shall prob
ably go to Ogdensburg." He said,
44 1 shall see Governor Seymour,"
but did not say directly that he would
see him at Ogdensburg. If my (af
fiant's) letters (which I was expecting
from New Orleans) came, he would
like very much to meet me at Quebec
or Montreal. I inferred from Mr.
Clay's conversation that he wanted
me to convey his dispatches to Gov.
Seymour. My intimacy with Mr.
Clay arose from the fact that his son,
Robert Clay, was First Lieutenant hi
my company, Thirteenth Regiment
Louisiana Volunteers, Colonel York's
command, General Pickett'sDivision,
L.ongstreet s corps.
I parted with him saving that I
would meet him in Canada. if possible.
iworn to before me bv said James
seal.J S. Hill, and subscribed in my pres
ence, ims sttcona nay ot June, 1S64.
(Signed) J. Q. HOWARD,
United States Consul.
rouRTii ofJlly, 1SG0. A Phila
delphia paper, speaking of the com
pletion of the great Pacific Railroad?
and the last rail and the last spike
being dnvert, near or at Salt Lake
City, by the 4th of July, 1SGP, pic
tures the event in the following glow
ing language :
Should this great work be corn,
pleted as early as now predicted, the
4ih of July, 18G9, will be a great
and memorable day for San Fran
cisco, and a sight of the Pacific Ocean
will then no doubt gladden the eyes,
for the first time, of many dwellers
on the borders of the Atlantic. A
great historic event the greatest of
modern times would be fitly asso-
ciated with the grand fact of Nation
al Independence by the great multi
tudes congregated that day in the
metropolis of the Pacific. Already
the opening excursion is talked of,
ana tickets and seats are be
Biz is Biz.The following advers
tisernent appears in a London jour
nal : 44 A lady of retiring habits,
whose husband is dead, wishes to dis
pose of a small but muscular child
six months old. A captain of a ship
or an elderly gentleman going abroad,
would be handsomely negotiated
with. The child is fair and of an en
gaging disposition, and has been well
christened id a Protestant church.
Satisfactory reasons will be given by
the mother, having no further use for
it. By letter only."
Calumny crosses oceac, scales
mountains, aud traverses deserts,
with greater ease than the Scythian
Abaris, and like him rides upon a
Tne New York Leader considers
the theft of molasses a syrup-Utious
The new dramaTangled Threads,
is said to have been written for tho
mi 1 m
There are moreScotch Highland-
ers ncv in Canada than io Scotland.