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Oragon City, Oregon ,
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Dec. 26, 1868.
&Al citizens of Oregon who desire
to inform tkulr friendi iu the old States of
the condition and progress of this State,
can have no more complete and compre
hensive volume of facts to send them than
by subscribing for this journal, and hav
ing: us mail it weekly to their friendd. "We
mail it as directed.
Spain has adopted the French
pystem of coinage,
Spanish Isabella's downfall oc
casions a falling off of $1,000 daily
in " Peter's pence.''
The villa of the Empress of Hus
sia, by Lake Como, was lately in
iiundated by the sudden rising of the
lake to an unusual height.
A universal alphabetical piano,
on which children can be taught in
stnntaneously to read, to calculate,
;and to play music, costing six francs
only, is sold in Paris.
D. O. McCarthy is arranging for
the reappearance of his American
Flag. It is understood that the ty
pographical work will be done by
A few weeks ago Queen Isabel
la wanted to send an army to protect
Home. Now the Popes sends a war
vessel to bring the dethroned queen
vto Ivowie for safety.
Eight years ago the Spanish
convents cost the Government orer
12,000,000 reals annually, and their
number constantly iucreased under
Mother Bickerdycke, the famous
ino.pital nurse of Western armies
daring the war, is keeping a hotel at
Salin, one of the western stations ou
the Kansas Pacific Railroad.
The Spanish Provisional Gov
ernment has withdrawn the $300,000
annual grant to the seminaries fcr
the education of priests a monarcb
o deal privilege.
Miss P. W. Forsyth has sue
ceeded her father as publisher of the
Liberty (Miss.) Advocate, having had
twelve years experieuce in the com
The San Francisco Herald is
expected to reappear shortly, under
the editorial conduct of John Nugent,
nsisted by Charles Sumner, A. J.
.jMoulJcr and John C. Crcmony by
lar the strcngest corps in the city.
Queen Isabella leads a very re
tired life at chateau of Pan, and leaves
ber sitting room only to her mass,
which the ex-Bishop of Cuba reads
several times daily at the chapel. The
"Emperor has placed a large number
of servants at Isabella's disposal.
R. D. White & Co. have moved
into their new store, in White' block.
There are three of the finest stores in
Oregon in this row. John Wilson,
dry goods ; II. D. White & Co.,boots
Aud shoes ;MeussdorfFer Bros., hatters.
Many of the postage stamps
.Chat have recently arrived in Paris,
on letters from Spain, had the Queen's
'head punched out of them, so that
o flier Most Catholic Majesty will soon
"be out of print as well as out of
Edwin Forrest lately paid.
through Jay Cooke, at Philadelphia,
435,000, the amount in full of the
accumulated alimony due to his late
vr'ife under the decision in the di
vorce, the decree of which has at
o last been made final. Mr. Forrest
has expended, it is estimated, up
wards of $300,000 iu this painful
The filibustering tnania, which
has been rampant in the cities of New
York and New Orleans, has finally
reached Chicago, and is creating
quite a Butter among the adventurous
mid daring spirits of the Garden
City. The agents of the enterprise
jnake no secret of the fact that the
island of Cuba, so long under Span
ish dominion, will be the objective
jintof the expeditions, which they
claim are nearly ready for a forward
movement ; and they are confident
tlwt the extensive scale of the pre
parations for the expedition will, be
) und a doubt, insure their success.
Already, the election of General
Grant begins to have its effect upon
Southern temper. W6 hear little
wore of the outrages which before the
. election had become so common.
KuKlflX gangs suspend assassination!
jjntrl they hear from headquarters.
Jioyal men come out from hiding, and
dare to sleep in their beds at night.
The terrible trial of the last few
months passes like a horrid dream,
and men begin u acpeonce more!
that liberty and justice may prevail, j
Mad law extend its protection ovx-r ;uhe j
CHRISTMAS AXD NEW YEAR.
.Apollo ba3 driven his flaming
chariot around the great cirele of the
universe once more, and the happy
time of Christmas and ZSTew Year is
again upon us. We had intended to
say something appropriate to the
closing of the year, but we find that
this, i.bove all other subjects, is a
very hard one in which to present
any new features. The reflections
are the same annually to those par
ticularly blessed, and our thoughts,
a3 the remains of the old year are
lowered into the mighty sepulcher of
the past, are thoughts of gratitude to
the Father of all good for His con
tinued protection, for life in this
beautiful world, and for the neighbor
ship and friendship of a warm-hearted
and patriotic people.
Wo wish all a merry Christmas
and a happy New Year. This is the
time not only when people are in
clined to be happy, but when it is
their duty to be happy.
The Speaker's Wife. Miss Wade
(now Mrs. Colfax) resides with her
stepmother, her father and mother
both being dead. She is the neice of
Senator Wade, who resides at Jef
ferson, fifteen miles from Andover.
Miss Wade is about thirty years of
age, of medium size, a good figure,
dark hair, brown eyes, and has a
pleasing face, indicating intelligence.
All who know her speak of her ami
ability and quiet good sense, as qual
ifying her admirably to preside at
the house of the Yice President elect.
Three years ago she spent the winter
in Washington with her aunt, Mrs
Senator Wade, at the house of Mr.
Barrett, on Four-and-a-half street,
where Mr. Colfax also stopped ; and
the friendship formed at that time
probably laid the foundation for the
present more intimate relations.
o .x- 'no iin.m "nu. t
Grass Valley, otherwise "Old Block,"
has issued another pamphlet, entitled
The Central Pacific Railroad; or,
'49 and 'GO." It is devoted to a
contrast of then and now, gives a
cursory history of the work, and its
subsidies, a table of distances from
Sacramento to New Y"ork, with alti
tudes, etc. It occupies 24 pages, and
is dedicated to his old comrades who
crossed the plains in 1 S49. If the
" Live Iloosier" will send us a copy,
we shall thank him.
The Idaho Statesman gays: "We
j are inclined to believe that railroads
are not the improvement?, and are
not entitled to all the virtues claimed
for them. Before railroads were
thought of in our territories, nil was
quiet and lovely ; now since they are
approaching from every side, the peo
ple are overcome by a traveling
mania - every body wants to travel,
and of course must have the ppoudulix
to travel on. . As soon as the rail
road reached Winnemucca, Nevada,
the mania spread like wild fire.''
Mr. Reverdy Johnson wrote an
extraordinary letter to the agents of
a Texas Land and Emigration Com
pany in London, giving Texas a first
class recommendation as a peaceful
and orderly State, and defending his
friends, the Rebels, from the charge
of outrages and murders which we
all know to be rife there, but which
he (Reverdy Johnson) has the effron
tery to deny, out and out. We ore
glad that the Daily News very neat
ly a,ud respectfully snubbed him.
One seal skin is worth in Alaska
from 15 to 20 cents, four of such skins
costing GO ccuts to 1. After beinjr
cured and dressed, a cloak can be
made of four skins, and these cloaks
are sold at $100 to $125 each in the
The New Y'ork Express thinks
that traveling by velocipedes, now
coming into vogue In that city and
eLehere, will reduce the receipts of
horse railway companies very ma
terially. Henry George has withdrawn
himself from the Chronicle. Mr. G.
is the author of the notable article
that lately appeared in the Oeerland
Monthly, called " What the Railroad
will bring us." It was the ablest ars
tide that has yet appeared in that
Secretary Seward denies that he
has been bartrainins; for' the real-
estate in -San Domingo. Lie declares
that since an ungrateful public will
not appreciate his services in pur
chasing Alaska, he has determined to
quit the land business forever.
The Chairman of the Republi
can State Committee telegraphs that
Alabama has certainly gone tor
Grant and Peace ! The Democratic
papers will please pull that State out
of the "Seymour" Electoral column.
During the month of November
there arrived at San Francisco 13,500
baskets of oysters from Oregon and
Dr. Livingstone, the" African
explorer, is expected in England be
fore New Years.
Junius HeUJ-i Brown'. Kf i-f
Henry Ward Bcher j3 a,JUOUac . j
Van Delashmutt, corner of Tay
lor and First streets, Portland, has
uice fat turkeys for sale.
Prof. Cardinell will give a New
Year Ball at Washington Guards'
Armory, Portland, on Thursday eve
L. C. Fuller, broker, corner of
Front and Washington streets, Port
land, wants to buy $20,000 of State
Monroe & Mellen, of Salem,
have just received a large supply of
marble, and are now engaged in get
ting np a number of very fine monu
ments, among which is one for Judge
Stratton. They furnish everything
of the kind on the shortest notice.
The officers elected for the ensu
ing Masonic year, by Wallamet J
No. 2, are given below ; J.B.Congle,
W. M.; B. F. Goodwin, S. W.; R.B
Knapp, J. W .; Geo. II . Flanders.
Treasurer; Sylvester Pen noyer, Secre
tary; F. Naucke, Tyler.
Mr. Mason has recently sold the
right to manufacture and sell his
' Challenge" plow in this State to a
company of gentlemen in Porilmd
for $4,500. Previous to selling his
right, he had sold $700 worth of
plows, so that he has realized from
his invention in this State alone,
On Monday last, the steamer
Success landed 201 tons of freight at
Salem, from points on the river above
that place. The Success h all that
her owners have ever claimed for her.
Her model is not as stylish as some
other boats but she makes eqnally
as good time, at low stages of water
ani carries as much freight ia busy
The amount of stock subscribed
and pledged by the members of the
Order, towards the erection of an
Odd Fellows' Temple, on the south
east corner of First and Alder
streets, Portland, has reached
000. The canvassing committee in
tend applying to outside parties for
about $10,000 more, and the work
will be commenced next season. The
building is to be three stories high,
and 100 feet square.
The Canyon City correspondent
of the Mountaineer says : The greater
part of the Camp Harney grain con
tract was filled by the Grande Ronde
Yulley farmers. This leaves a large
surplus of grain remaining in the
valley. The farmers of John Day
Yalley it is hoped will hereafter look
to their own interests, and not be
controlled by speculators. , The Indi
ans at Camp Harney nre quiet and
appear to be well satisfied with their
The Builders' Fire Insurance-
Company, of San Francisco, Thomas
Mooney, President, has been taking
policies at hazardous ri.-ks, and it was
found that its assets were not enough
to make it safe for insurers to take
out policies, and under a late act the
Attorney General of the State com
menced an action to compel the com
pany to close up its business affairs.
The company has done considerable
business m this State.
We premised saying something
to-day respecting the morality of the
youth of Oregon, but find that it is a
subject which demands more attention
thau we have leisure to bestow upon
it, now. The fact that in this town
alone 30 percent, of the youth are
non attendants at school, forces irre
sistable conduMons which make ma
terials for a labored essay, and the
strongest appeals to parents to ever
be mindful of tlu-ir duty to the rising
generation. W e challenge any town
of the size of this, to produce better
institutions of learning and it being
free what valid excuse can parents
offer for lax attendance of their boys
at school ?
The irom mountain at Cobden,
Illinois, is about five miles long, two
hundred feet high, and full of ore v
unusual purity. A part of the moun
tain is owned by the Illinois Central
m ' 1
The French police are greatly
puzzled to prevent the introduction
of Les Lanterncs into France. Re
cently they opened several large
packing cases that contained plaster
busts of Napoleon III., which, when
broken, were found to be filled with
copies of the obnoxions sheet.
In San Francisco the rain fall
this season equals 1.14 inches. From
midsummer to November 23d of
1S67, it was 3. 05 iuches ; in 18GS to
same dale was 2.22 inches; in 1865,
4.20 inches ; in 1S64, 1 92 inches ;
in 1SG3, 2.153 inches ; in 18G2, 0.55
The Mining Register says that
the time is hastening when the tracks
of general freight and passenger rail
roads iu cities must be elevated or
depressed, so as to cross over or nn
dcr intersecting streets. It remains
to be $een which corporation will first
comply with this popular requisition;
for intelligent public opinion will never
ageee that railroad companies shall
vacate centrally-situated depots to
occupy suburban locations. Tlie
practice of compelling railroad de
pots, for freight and passengers, to be
located in suburban localities, far
away from business and population
centres, entails an additional and
needless pecuniary expense of thirty
per cent, upon the people, and fifty
per cent, additjoual annoyance and
It is said that the junior editor
of the Evening Commercial, M. P.
Bull, Esq., has an office in the west
side railroad incorporation that of
cow-catcher. We do not vouch for
The Gazette is of the opinion
that a railroad will be built to Ya
quina Bay from Corvallis, in less than
two years. WTe never dispute such i
prophecies. Recently the Oregonian
said that we would be so gray that
our best friends would not know ns,
before a railroid would connect Ore
gon City with Portland.
We learn that upon the decision
adverse to the West Side Railroad
Company having been rendered, by
Judge Deady as reported last week,
work upon the famous Y"amhill Rail
road was suspended. Their organ,
however, so far as we have observed,
has not published this fact.
The case of the United States
against A. S. Mercer, indicted for
smuggling, has just been determined
in the District Conrt for Oregon,
Deady, Justice. Upon application
for a remission of $3,000, incurred
by his bondsmen on account of his
failure to appear for trial in May
last, the application for the remission
All eves are looking toward
Pugct Sound a3 the objective point
for at 1 ast threj distinctive railroads
now in process of construction to
wit : The Oregon Centrnl, the North
ern Pacific, and the Union Pacific.
If Portlaud continues to throw ob
stacles in the way of the Oregon
Central Railroad most likely to be
built and most likely to do them
any good they may some day soon
see the folly of their efforts. Ben
llolladay is not anxious to build Port
laud a bridge we venture to say.
The Blue Mountain Times say:
Ben. Holiday is one of the men 10
wake up Oregon. Alive and ener
getic, possessing moans to carry out
his judgment. He seems almost
ubiquitious. One day he is billited
for Graude Ronde Yalley to see what
can be do.ie for the N. P. R. R.
The next day for Puet Sound, to
find a terminus for all the projected
roads. 3 lis contract with the O. C.
R. 11., is no trifling undertaking, and
his uniform success in all his imdcr
tak'ngs, insures much good to the
2ublic interests of Oregon. In addi
tion to his public efforts, he finds time
to institute and carrv on a suit
against J. W. Ladd, W. S. Ladd,
the Bank of California, Oregon Steam
Navigation Co., and others, involv
ing uear or quite 8100,000.
T. Jl. Brooks, E-sq., is civil en
gineer of the O. C. R. It., and not
Mr. C. W. Burrage, as several of our
cotemporaries say. Mr. Brooks fe
cognizes a valuable assistant in Mr.
ijurrage, no doubt. 1 lie latter is
now employed in running the line to
the California boundary, there to
connect with the California and Ore
gon Railroad. Mr. Brooks is running
the line north, to Puget Soutui, from
the Columbia river. Mr. Brazee, we
learn, is chief engineer of the west
side road. He may possibly have
completed his field labors. We saw
it stated that 40 odd miles of that
road has been located with 15
bridges varying from 108 feet in
height to 14, in the first nine miles.
Onr friend Gen. J. W. Jasper
has always been an ardent admirer of
the West Side Railroad scheme.
His paper has been devoted largely
to that enterprise. He recently gave
his readers a list of 15 bridges, with
in nine miles, and speaks of another
"700 yards beyond," up to which
the gracb is finished. We publish
the altitude and length of each as a
matter for future history :
l tag in,
, . 800 . ,
. .200. .
. .500. ,
. .22.3. ,
, . 75 . .
. . 85. ,
. . 40.
, . 1 05 . .
. . 0
. . 3S
The West Side Company have
claimed the land grant ; have had
much to say of " vested rights,1' etc.,
but when its maps were sent to the
Secretary of the Interior and re
Jurned, they were called upon to give
satisfactory proof for the- necessity of
running oli to 40 miles westerly be
fore striking a southerly course, as
laid down in the law. We have been
told by taen of experience, men who
are in no way interested to oppose
the West Side, and whose judgment
may be taken as good in saeh cases
that it was a waste of money to put
it into some bridges as are enumer
ated above. That most are danger
ous, and that no train of cars would
ever be safe upon sncb. On the
east side of the river no necessity ex
isted for such structures, and the road
may be considered a safe one when
completed. It has been located in a
southerly course as laid down in the
law, and upon the whole is a work
that will bear inspection. The Com
pany Jay no claims to the Portland
aid,"the aid of Washington and Yam
hill counties, etc., but did claim the
right to ask aid of Congress, which it
has done with success.
It will be seen by reference to
advertisement, that a new private
school has been opened in ihh city
by Miss Osborne, an experienced
teacher, who comes highly recommen
ded. Her method of teaching will be
a great saving of expense to parents,
both as regards tattion, and board for
those living at a distance, who may
! wish to atieno. e oe.speaK lor her
I a libvral support.
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The London Telegraph has been
lashing its tail over the sentence of a
poor man who was sent to prison for
21 days for stealing a few carrots.
We do not see why the slight value
of the .articles taken should wholly
excuse the crime. If theft is to be
punished at all, the punishment must
be impartial. If it is right to steal a
handful of carrots, why not to steal a
handful of anything else.? The case
of a man in New Y"ork, who was sent
to State Prison for twenty years for
a highway robbery by which he se
cured a plunder of six cents, is re
membered by many. The punish
ment was severe ; but it was wise,
for it prevented scores of greater
A correspondent informs the
Tribune that the late Democratic
Legislature of Ohio having enacted
that no device of any kind should be
printed on the ballots nothing but
the bare names of candidates and
the offices for which they were sup
ported and the Democrats of Mon
roe county having headed their bal
lots: " The White Man's Govern
ment,'' the State Canvassers have
been constrained to reject them all,
returning the Republican candidates
as elected in that Democratic strong
Robert Yates who abandoned
his seat in the Convention which
framed our Federal Constitution and
thus dfd his best to render the labors
of that Convention abortive is
quoted by the World as authority
for the calumnies wherewith he saw
fit, after the death of Alexander
Hamilton, to defile the grave of that
illustrious victim of Democratic envy
and hatred. Good men spurn alike
the calumnies and their author.
The French Government seems
to be bent on inaugurating a reign
of terror. All expression of opinion
on the Eaiperor's coup detat is for-,
bidden. One of the best Liberal pa
pers of Europe has been suspended,
and prosecutions against other jour
mis have been begun. Louis Napo
leon seems anxious to emulate the
despotism of the ex-Queen of Spain :
It is hoped the result may be, the
Matters in Spain are ;yet de-
cidedly unsettled. A dispatch of
the 14th would indicate that the in
surrection in Cadiz and Madrid had
ended, but before the close of the ar
ticle quite a sorry story was tofd of
fresh disturbances, notwithstanding
the previous surrender. The AmerU
can Consul's honse was filled with
refugees. The insurgents seem satis
fied with the rrsult of their efforts in
favor of a republic.
The Idaho Statesman says : The
tillable portion of Boise valley, as
well as the whole of Ada- county,,
has been surveyed within the last
two years by deputies Thompson and,
Bell, under the supervision of su?v
veyor general Cai tee. During last
year over 1,S00 miles of standard,
township, and section lines were svyv
veyed, and this season about the same,
makirfg a total of about 3,600 miles.
Advices from San Kow, China,
report the safe return of two Minis
ters of the London Wesleyan Mission
from their travels through China.
They were well treated, saw abund
ance of coal and evidences of gold,
silver and iron mines. Catholic mis
sions arc very numerous, and Catholic
converts are numbered by hundreds
At Lucerne, Queen Yictoria
offered a party of ten pin players
v400 to abstain from play on the
Sabbath while she stayed at the hotel.
The landlord refused, rudely adding
that Switzerland was a free country,
and those who disliked their customs
might stay away.
Brewers in England are experi
menting on strychnine to see how far
it is safe to use it in manufacturing
bitter ale. The statement is made
on the authority of a London paper.
A slight mistake in their calculations
might produce awkward results.
It is one of the ridiculous facts
of American note, that the collector
at New Y'ork City receives a salary
just twice as large as that of the
President of the United States
Lord Clarendon, Secretary of
State for Foreign Affairs, held a
levee which was attended by Reverdy
Johnson and Anson Burlingame, on
The Tribune editorially says it
is confidentiaHy advised from Wash
ington that the Supreme Court is
pretty certain to decide the Legal
Tender Act unconstitutional.
Small pox is still very bad in
San Francisco; 134 new cases were
reported in eight davs prior to the
A Western millionaire aston
ishes New Y'orkers by driving a span
of black tandems, with white leather
Reverdy Johnson is repudiated
even by the Administration at Wash,
ington. This is worse than boino-
kicktd by a mule.
LAWS Of OREGON.
Passed at the 5th Biennial Session, 1SC8.
An Act to appropriate funds for the
construction of a Steamboat Cmal
at Wallamet Falls.
Whereas, The Wallamet Falls Ca
nal and Lock Company was duly in
corporated under the laws of .Oregon,
on the 14th day of September, 1863,
fcr the purpose of constructing a ca
nal and locks, at and on the west side
of the Wallamet falls at Oregon City,
and ichereas, it is of great importance
to the people of Oregon that the ob
struction to the free navigation of the
Wallamet river at that place should
be removed, and freights carried on
said river should be cheapened ; there
fore, be it Miacted by the legislative
assembly of the State of Oregon :
1. That the State of Oregon hereby
agrees and pledges its faith to pay
the Wallamet Falls Canal and Lock
company the sum of money in gold
coin as hereinafter set forth, out of
the funds donated by theUnitedStates
to the State of Oregon, for the pur
pose of internal improvement.
2. In order to entitle the said cor
poration to receive the sum of money
hereby agreed to be paid, it shall be
the duty of the sa'd corporation to
construct a canal and locks at mid on
the west side of the Wallamet falls,
the said locks to be not less than 160
feet in length, and 40 feet in width
to be constructed chiefly of cut stone,
cement and iron, and otherwise built
in a durable and permanent manner.
The said canal and locks to be com
pleted on or before January lst,187l
And after the completion of the same
the said corporation shall pass, with
out delay, through said eaual and
locks, all steamboats, fiat-boats bar
ges, and other water craft, in the or
der iu which they may arrive at either
terminus of said canal.
3. The State of Oregon agrees, to
pay thfj said sum of money npen the
express condition that the said corpo
ration, after the completion of the
said canal and locks, as hereinbefore
set forth, shall not at aiy time for a
period of ten years after the same h
completed, charge a greater, rate of
tolls than seventy-fire cents per ton
for all freight, and twenty cents fos
each passenger, passing throagh the
said canal and locks in steamboats
and other water craft. Ar'd after
the said period of ten. years, the said
corporation shall not charge a great
tr rate of tolls than fifty cents per
ton for freight, and ten cents for each
passenger going through said canal
and locks; and at the expiration of
twenty years, from she time said canal
and locks ar completed, the State of
Oregon shall have the right and priv
ilege to take and appropriate to its
own use forever, the said canal and
locks, upon the payment to the said
corporation, the actual value thereof,
at the time of taking and appropria
ting the same, which value shall be
fiseevtamed in such manner as the lc'
ishiture of Oregon may hereafter
4-.. No part of the said money shall
be paid to the said corporation, until
the said canal and locks shall be con
structed in the manner hereinbefore
provided. And upon the completion
thereof the sum of 25.000 m geld
coin, shall be paid by the State of Ox
egpu to the said corporation; and the
like sum of 625,000 in gold co!d 'oin,
shall be paid every year thereafter,
until the sum of 150,000 shall be
fully paid The said several sums ol
UU p.ou out Ul tut! IUUU
avising front the five per cent, of the
net proceeds ot the sales of the public
lands of the United States lying with
in this State; or, in ease the same
shall be insufficient to pay the said
suias, then the same shall be paid
out of the interest on the fund arising
out of the sale of the 500,000 acres
of land donated to the State of Ore
gon for the purpose of internal im
provements by the act of Congress
entitled "an act to appropriate the
proceeds of tho sales of the public
lands, and to grant preemption rights'
approved September dth, 18-11; or, in
case the interest on the said sum shall
be insufficient to pay the said sums of
money specified in this act, then the
same shall be paid in part out of the
principal of the said fund.
5. The faith of the State of Oregon
is hereby pledged for the payment of
the said sums of money to the sanl
corporation, as hereinbefore set forth
in this act, upon the express condition
that the said corporation shall con
struct the said canal and locks in the
manner before provided in this act;
and not charge a greater rate of tolls
than is herein set forth. And it is
further privided that the payment of
said several sums of money shall be
made,, upon the express conditon that
the said corporation shall nay to the
State of Oregon ten per cent, of the
net profits arising from tolls collected
for passing freight and passengers
through said canal and locks, for the
period of ten years from the time of
the compfetioa thereof, and five per
cent., of said net profits after the ex
piration of said period of ten years.
G. The State of Oregon shall have
the right to enter upon and take pos
session of sdd canal and locks as
hereinbefore expressed, and any sums
ef inonej'- not then refunded to the
Stute, of the amount paid by the
State to the said canal and lock com
pany, shall then be taken by the State
out of the purchase money.
7. The said canal and lock compas
ny shall be required to expend the
sum of $100,000 before the first day
of January, 1ST, or if the above
conditions are not complied with, the
above mentioned sums of money shall
not be paid, and auy other rights given
the company by the State under this
act shall be declared forfeited.
8. On the completion of the said
canal and locks, the Governor shall
appoint three commissioners to ex
amine the works and report thereon ;
and if, from the report of the com
missioners, the works are completed
as hereinbefore specified, then the
above mentioned sums of money shall
Approved, Oct. 26, 1603.
AJTSS OSBORNE'S ACADEMY,
In the Convent, formerly Occupied
by Sisters of Jesus anil Mary,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Hates of Tuition :
Junior Class $2 00 per month.
Senior " 3 00 "
Piauo Jf usic 15 00 per quarter
Embroidery, Crayon Drawing. Pencil
Drawing, Oriental, Greciau and Antique
Painting in Water Colors and Oil,
Diaphnia and Stilletto Painting, DcCalcro
mania, and Painting on Velvet, Etching on
(Jlass, German Berlin "Work, (nevr style,)
Tapestry on Wool, Luce and Silk Floss, wx
Fruit and Flowers', Muslin. Paper, Wool and
Feather Flowers, Composition, Leather and
Bronze Work, Gilding with gold and silver,
Coral and Crysta'.izatton Work, Persian ta
bles, (for drawing rooms,) Credence stands,
lor Churches and Altar ornanieuts.
tW Scholars from the country, who wish
to supply themselves provisions, will be
provided with the comforts of a borne with
out additional charge. 7.1 15i
The ilrm of Lewis & Wols&awit doing a
manufacturing bnsiuesia Oregon City, is this
duy dissolved, by mutual consent. The busi
ness of the late firm will be ttoniinned at the
old stand as usual by JOHN W. L2W1S. who
is authorized to collect and pay al? bHsf the
said lirni of Lewis A Wolgmnot.
JOHN1 W. LEWIS.
Oregon C'.iv, Dec. 14th, 1SGS. 6rit
1 U tKiNH U.M.
An the one in xrhieh we live demands
progress in Farming Implements as
irell as in all lifter branches f indus
try 1 have entered extensively upon the
Manufacture of She Celebrated
Better known in®on asdhe WOL
GA MOT PLO W. This Flow com .
bines aU the desirable j)ointt of a per"
fect implement, being simple in con
struction, cheap durable, and of light
draft. The only Premiums tehicA were
aicarded to Gang Plows at the. great
Implement trial at Mat toon, Sept. 4,
1866, by the State Agricultural Soci
ety of Illinois, were awarded to this
If l ore. The following is an tcx tract
I from the Iteport of the Commissioner
rf Agriculture, for the year I860, and
may. be found on page 240 of that re
""PheGans Plow made by J. C. Pfeil.
Arenzville, Cass county Illinois, is received
with no little faror in the west.. Almost in
credible, ttories ure told of its excellence
and efficiency in plcirini; the prairie fields
of Illinois and other States.
" The depth of the Surrow is regulated by
the crftnk-axle, which is so arranged that
the ploughs can be driven deeper or shal
lower" at the pleasure of. the driver, when the
team is roovinjj.by niaans cJ" the lever.
We uj so manufacture sulkey plows for
small boys, or intirm persons who are unable
to manage a itiiini of three r four horses.
Uus .pianjj or sulkey plow will cut a fur
ror from li to 10 inches dcejx
"The committee who tesied the draught
of this plow with a dynamometer stnte, that
it ran lighter by 140 pounds, than other plows
when rvmi)in; at the same depth, uud held
by "the plowman while ou foot."
fftoT" With this Plow one man can
more. U'ork: than two men can do with
u-alking Plows, and the same amount
of team. IJencz, it icill be seen that
ii, will mors, than pay for itself in one
I-willaho manufacture the
WEB-FOOT GANG FLOW!
A N I T H K
WetVFeKft Walking Plow !
j 3pth patterns of wy o;rn inrenhon.
, J , hn-lPlhvtm.l n,rnr;
j cal iesls the best results. rfceivlnq,
? ,., .7,
flattering testimonials wherever seen
AW, the Farmers of Oregon
are. invited, ia. givt the Oregon City
Manufactory a trial. Do not pur ch-
ase a Plow of any description until
you have examined my make and
prices, as I am determined to sell at
less than importer's rates, by giving
you a more durable articlc,and a guar
antee ivarranling the same.
For further information address
JOHN W. LEWIS,
Ar&ci Weekly Commercial.
ryUT. PORTLAND EVENING COMMER
JL ciat has abanooned its neutrality in
politics, and now steps, forth as an advocate
of sound, old-fashioned Pemocrac;;. The
Constitution und UYuon as they wje," shall
be our motto. We hall be bound or guided
by no clique, and shall labor lor the reortcan
ization ot the Democratic party on a basis
that wiii insure succe3 ia, tlnt-fuiure.
Daily for one year $5 00
" '- six months 3 00
" " three month 2 00
Weekly one year, $2 50; six. months, $1 50
t57 Let every tvje Democrat consider
himself an apeut for the Commercial, and
forward his own titme und those of his im
mediate friends. JAMES C. DOW,
M. P. HULL,
Corner Washington and Front sts.,
6.3m Portland, Oregon.
All persons knowing themselves indebt
ed to me, must seitle the'r accounts before
the first of Jajjuajy,. to save costs. Mr. J.
11. Bacon, at the Post Office, ij authorized to
receipt for th ame, as i have sold mv team
and am goiug away. D. J. SLOVEK,
Dec. It5th, 1868 6.2t
Old Papers are use
ful for many things.
Papering rough wall
4;c, iic, &.c.
sxat3 vi xv
At this office.
HS Offers to the citizens of Oregon 5,000
Pounds Souced Pigs' Feet, (put np by him
self) in lots to suit. Apply at No. 23 Wash
ington street, between First and Second,
Country trade supplied, in an desired
quantity. A liberal discount! to the tra.de.
JOU PIUXTINC NEATLY EXEtTT-.
edatthe ENTERPUISEOFFICL '
A u ctionand commission
A. 15. II ieEmrd son,
TT n T I t t -
a u ty i i u i r, II J
Corner of Front and Oak streets, Portl,
Of Real Estate. Groceries, General Merely
dise and Horses, -Every
Wednesday and Saturday t
A. B. Richardsox, Auctioneer.
AT PRIVATE SALE.
English refined Bar and Bundle Iron
Knglish Square and Octagon Cast steel
Horse shoes, tiles, Rasps, saws- '
Screws, Fry-pans, sheet iron, K.' O. Iron
also : ' i
A large assortment of Groceries andLiquort L
A. B. RiciiAitnsoN', Auctioneer.
BOOK STOEE !
Where my Head -Quarters have lu
Established for the Past Seven
lears, and where jf vill
3Iy Annual Festival
1) I'J.'IXG THE IIOLlbA YS.
l'h at ail may obseiTe the
CHRISTMAS & HEW YEAR
I Herewith Issue my Annual
PROCLAMATION- : ! !
Dear Parents nid Children ! onea aiore t
And wish you aood ChristrrM. anil Juj'jv
I've brougbj you gltul tidings Ive opened
once more !
My Bud f)et of WouJers at XeCor.mck's
Book Store I
I've spread out my treasures, so give me
And view the nice GIFTS I've procured
for yon all.
In Presents this year we've conveyed to
By Zlcrcer's new clipper, ihe swiJt faHie
The stock's most complete! The assort
Curictfitk'H rare, of all shapes and all size:
I've JjoiiitH that talk I've built s tb;it
(Some, very handsome, I pirthasfd in
Irve fish that can swim I've Jloosifrs
To cro'r so like nature, you'd ilhk thrpt
I've Guns, and I've Camion I've Ufa!
And Soldier. tlmt look very neat when in
I've Puzzles, and Pistols, their Christmas
I've Gawllts, Hrtleelors and Brackets-
i'v.o beautiful Baskets, (a nice gift for Ma.)
And hand sotun Cijar Simtda just suited
for Pa !
While tbxre' nothing so welcome tounc
Asa beautiful portrait of Prrsiltnt,(& n"
I've Work Soxes handsome as ever were
With ladies' utensils all nicely arrayed.
I've nice setts of China I've Vasts ct
And Mu.wrJ Boxes that plar at all hour.
. VillwH's. Steutnboa's. am-
That gav little joker, called Jack-in-ih'-'
I've TalUsi and Dressers, for China rr
I've nice Sol-italr?, that vou play by your-.-lf!
I'vo iwMf 3faqs Lanterns a beantifrl
To mac all, good children mf rry at nipV.
For girla.at school I've a nice Skipph"
Ami-fo-family fan I've the new Zoetrnpc'
Lve Games that instruct, and Hooks t!it
For Gifts to good people I never refivi'.
In fine, I've got all that each heart couU
To nanje them ail over your patience I'd.
Put call on me early, or call on me late.
I'll visit your houses all over this State
la Washington's elime in young Idaho
I'm sure to find children wherever 1 go :
I've traveled for years you nil must re
member I'll be Sixty-nine at the end of December.
My hair i3 all while, and my body dota
To the latest sensation the new Grecian.
On Christmas Eve night, as in bed you a.i
With pack on my back down each cLimM J
I'll creep ;
I'll lay out my presents, but oh ! twi
shocking, . . ,
Should I find a hole in anv one sstocK..
So, for KobMay Goods tor Dolls i
as hoev. . ,(
Go to McCOK.UCK'S you'll save
vour money !
Xice Presents cx Gifts any kind you rr
YoivW find ut the " Franlix" (the n'-
On Front street, near Alder 10.".
In fact you can't miss it and when .
Boa't ask goods at cost, for you'll fina.
That goods sold -'at cost" alvay
very high.! . .Q,
Hut to purslmsi'vs. alL tbisaaxim J
Live Vfell yourself, aid let tn mm9
. . Given at mv Palace, m U ondrr
k. s. l. land, this 7th .day at the tc.l
month . being the second year I
the rdtrn olib third George m
the land of
Ter BENJAMLV FKANKLIN. .
Keeper of the Great
Permanently .IvxaUd at Oregon City 0r'
ROOMS Wiili L'r. Sa5arrans, oa Ms"