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Or agon City, Oregon ,
D. C. IREI.AXD, EDITOR AKD FROPItllTOR.
Saturday : : January 30, 1869.
Capital Hotel, Salem, Jan. 2Gth, 1S63.
No apologies need be made for the
editor, who has at length summoned
moral courage sufficient to pull, a way
from the endless duties of his office
and talce an airing in the interior.
If any of our readers Cnd fault with
u, however, for so rash an act as
this, we will only beg pardon and
promise to repeat the same as often
Having met with the very best of
treatment from the officers of the fine
Ktesmer Ileliance, Capt. Cochrane,
Purser, Dr. John McCully, I am re
solved to travel just as often as I can
'make business admit of iny absence
from home. I say it with regret
that this is my fy Ht trip south of
Salem. Headers of the Enterprise
will recollect that I have always ad
ruired Salem, but now that J have
seen Albany and Corvallis, the prin
cipal cities above here, I must give
those towns a share of my praise.
A 'finny is the leading shipping
point on the YVallamet. The town
is located npou the east bank of the
river ; is the seat of government for
I45n county ; and with its fine Court
House, Churches, institutions of
Jearning, elegaut brick and frame
business houses, two well conducted
partisan journals, and most excellent
hotel, the Pacific, under the charge
and proprietorship of Mr. Jacob
Sprengcr, an old-time resident of
Oregon City, is emphatically a nice
town. I was pleased to find our
brother craft, Coll. Van Cleve,
Esq., prosperous in the Register. If
he does cot succeed in Albany it will
not be his fault. I found him with
Ills sleeve rolled up, stick in hand at
the case, in very comfortable quar
ters, and seemingly doing a good
business. Like our?elf, Collins is con
fined to the ofiice a greater portion
of his time, and it is a real wonder
that le makes so readable a paper
with so little opportunity for out
door observation, We would refer
bis readers (and cur own) to the ar
ticle on the fourth page of this paper
from the Vancouver Register, en-
titled " How to have Locals." Head
it and follow its suggestions.
At Corvallis we found Uro. Carter
f the Gazette, in fine spirits, and ap
parently pro?peron?, in a business
poiiit of view. With him we visited
Hon. F. A. Chenoweth, and together
took a stroU aboat town during the
hour we remained there. Corvallis
is a pretty town. In the summer
jeason it must be a delightful place.
It is situated on the west bank of the
Wallamet, but a few miles from Al
bany ; is the seat of government for
l?'enton county, one of the richest in
Oregon, including as it dries all of
Yaquina. I3.ro. Carter is confident'
that Yaquina will coma out all right
and looks hopefully toward the
time, soon to arrive, when his city
and the Lav will be connected with
the iron horse. I was sorry I had so
little time to spend with friends at
Corvallis, and olso at Albany.
The trip was made from Oregon
City to Salem in about eight hours
thence to Albany in about four hours,
(wht-ro the steamer htid over until
next morning) completing the trip to
Corvallis in about two hoars, return
ing to Salem the same evening, stop
ping by the way to receive freight
and passengers wherever occasion re
quired, both coming anct going.
There is tv vast amount of freight in
this upper country to be shipped, but
farmers do not appear to favor a
wholesale business at present prices.
It is hoped that flouring mills enough
will lie erected in Oregon &oon to de-
) viand wheat, when a. fai? price can at
all times be realized. Oregon wheat
should never be sold at less than one
dollar per bushel. Then the farmer,
the merchant, all would receive the
benefits of trade at present prices
business is stagnant. Instances Lave
bcenited to me on this trip of mer
chant millers who have realized a
profit of $5X1,000 per year from sales
of their products, whilst 52,000 farm
ers could not realize a cent's profit
from the sale of Heir products. It
strikes me that this- order of things
ought to be changed a little ; and by
a better understanding the farmer be
relieved from bearing all the weights
of embarrassment. There are farm
ers who will not sell for less than
one dollar, and we think they can
justify their course.
Steamboat companies are making
but little profits this season, as com-;-red
to former years. There has
boating stage iu the Wallamet since
the rains of the season of 18G7-8.
At present writing there is some sign
of a change in the weather, and
steamer men hope to see their peti
tions for rain answered. Capt. Coch
rane, who is one of the fathers of the
EVT. Company, and been upon the
river a dozen years or more, informs
ns that this is about the dullest sea
son he has witnessed. His steamer
goes down to-morrow loaded ; so
they all go ; but there is a limit to
the trade. It is thought that present
raius will cause sufficient rise to make
the trip next time to Eugene we
It strikes as that Government, and
the State of Oregon, should combine
to improve this river. The appropri
ation made by the last Legislaturn
of 25,000 annually for ten year?,
would be more than twice sufficient
to put the bad places in good condi
tion, in our estimation, npon a super
ficial observation of these shoals on
this trip. Salem, Albany, Corvallis
and Eugene, all should set them
selves to work at once, to make such
representations of the facts as might
be necessary, to the heads of Depart
ment, to Congress, and to the Assem
bly of our own State, demanding , in
their might as the 2c02 tha t some
action i.e had. Portland waited al
most until doomsday before she asked
a favor of Congress for similar im
provements below that city, and yet
it is strangely consistent with the
material? of men, and the forms of
our government, that the favors were
granted ! What is not worth asking
for, it is said, is not worth having
In the case of the improvements of
this river it is certainly nccessary,md
I feel confident that by a little effort
appropriations could be obtained for
I am at this Capital Hotel. There
is certainly no better kept house in
Oregon. Messrs. Mann Bros, were
formerly (recently) citizens of Ore
gon City, and while I have much re
gard for them for " Auld Lang
Sine'' sake, I will cheerfully give
them credit for knowing how to keep
a hotel. Both have been acknowl
edged popular stewards on the Wal
lamet for years past, and as we have
previously stated, they are taking the
cream of society traveling this way.
Mr. J. II. Ralston, Treasurer of
our own Clackamas county, was a
passenger up by the Reliance of Mon
dny. He brought with him $10,215
02, State taxes, which was due from
Clackamas, and paid the same over
to Mr. Cooke. I learned from Mr.
Ralston that of this amount $1,024
was a State poll tax. I have asked
several what this State poll tax was
fur. The State builds nor repairs no
roads, so far as Earn able to bear ;
when I learn what county is better
entitled to $1,024 poll tax than our
own, when paid by our own citizens,
I will inform the public. The assess
ment of Clackamas county this year
I notice that valuable improvev
ments are being made all along the
river. The people geuerally are hope
ful for the future and all agree, so
far as I have couversed with them,
that within the next five years Ore
gon will be developed to a quarter
extent more than in the past twenty.
J. Quinn Thornton was a passen
ger with me in the Capital Hotel
'fins this evening having- reached
the wharf per Active from Oregon
City, at the same time I arrived per
Reliance from Albany. He is just
home from " the States;" left New
York December lfith ; is brim full
and " running over" in praise of this
State ; declares it the only gpot
worth while in all creation. I learn
that Guthrie, late of the Dalles, is in
Louisville, Ky; and he is the only
Web Foot on the Atlantic side we
have heard of who does not eouteui
plate returning to Oregon.
D. C. I.
In noiiciug the Pliel gnng plows,
uch as are manufactured in this place,
the Yrtka Union makes the following
"Have pang plows bpen introduced
yet in either Shasta or Scott vallers?
We have not heard of them. We
would call the attention of our large
and enterprising farmers to the im
portance of keeping up with the im
provements of the age."
If the farmers of that section etili
use the common plow they are cer
tainly behind the age and would do
well to substitute any " gaug," but
more especially Ptiel's patent, for
them, replies tke Sentinel of Jackson
ville. Quite a number of farmers
were present a few days sinee at the
trial of one, and they pronounced it
the lightest running end most perfect
working plow tbey had seen. We
saw it running this week, and al
though not much of an agriculturist,
thought its working admirable. With
four horses they will turn up from
thre to five acres f ordinary ground
with e-aste, while the plowman enjoys
the pleasure of riding. The old fash
ioned plovr might as well bs housed
it cannot compete with the "gang."
Great Britain's population in
J '"ye h'i, w.- 3Ma, :U'i.
2J1SC ELL.VMCOtS ITEMS.
The present force of the U. S.
army is 58,03 men.
Horace Greeley's salary on the
New York Tribune is said to be
$7,000 a year.
A seven hundred ounce gold nng
cet whs lately unearthed in Queens
During the past year 20,000,000
pairs of shoes have been made in
Gen. Grant has dropped his old
business of tanning, and is soon to
start op in Washington at Cabinet
Since April last the San Fran
cisco Labor Exchange has given em
ployment to 10,456 men, and 2,137
women, at an average expense of
$650 per month.
The arrival at Salt Lake of 10,
000 First and Second Readers for
Mormon schools, is announced. They
are printed in the new Mormon al
phabet, and as the little Saints will
be allowed to learn no other, all
Gentile literature will be sealed to
E. G. Randall, late Postmaster
at Portland, convicted some time
since of robbing the U-. S. Mail, was
sentenced last Saturday to imprison
ment at hard labor for a term of
twelve years. For the present he is
confined in the Multnomah county
jiil. A petition" is said to be in cir
culation, asking the President to par
don him. Oresronian.
A citizen of Philadelphia, who
has been confined in an insane asylum
for three years, made his escape a
short time ago by sawing off the iron
bars of his cell. He has since been
declared by a jury to be, and always
to have been a sane man. The law
regarding admissions to insane asy
lums should be inquired into and
made more stringent.
Professor Newton, of Yale Col
lege, has a theory of immen.se pro
portions touching the meteoric dis
plays, lie affirms that the meteoric
stream is 5,000 miles thick, 11,000,.
000,000 miles long, and of unknown
breadth, and that in the thickest
portion of the stream the individual
meteors are 25 miles opart. This
stream runs around an ellipse once in
22 years, and the displays occur at
the ends of these periods.
The wool clip of California for
1SG9 is estimated at ld,0u0,000
pounds; valued at $3,420,000. The
entire crop in the United States in
1850 wns 52,5 1G. 950 pounds, and in
I860 it was 60,354,013. In 1850
California produced only 5,520
pounds, but in 1850 it was 2,03.109.
California in 1800 ranked sixth,
Ohio ranking first; but this year the
former will produce S. 000, 000 pounds
more than the latter did at that time.
California will doubtless stand first
The Sacramento Bee entered
with the new year upon a new vol
ume, being the thirteenth of its exist
ence. The Bee we consider one of
our most valuable exchanges. Al
though a staunch Republican paprr,
it is free from that partisan bitterness
which characterizes such journals as
the Marysville Appeal and Stockton
Independent. The Bee is especially
devoted to the interest aud advance
ment of California, and from its col-
ums we gleau much desired informa
tion. An irresponsible newspaper says
that certain young ladies in the
" Maine Law States" still continue
to kiss the lips of young temperance
men to see if they huve been tamper
ing with liquor. - It requests its rend
ers to imagine a beautiful young girl
approaching the young temperance
man, with all the dignity of an ex
ecutive officer, and the innocence of
a dove, with the charge : " Mr. ,
the ladies believe you are in the habit
of tampering with liquor, and have
appointed me to examine yon accord
ing to our established rules are yon
willing?'' An acquiescent nod is
given, and she gently steps up close
to the supposed culprit, etc., etc.
There were 823,000,00 in the
San Francisco Savings Banks in De
cember, 18G8. These eight banks
have 27,000 depositors, and the av
erage is $S50 to each ! . This rate is
nearly three times as much as in New
York, three times more than in Mas
sachusetts, and more than twice as
much as in Rhode Island, which is
the banner State among oar Atlantic
cities in this respect. The deposits
in the New York societies reach to
the sum of $159,000,000,. but the
number of depositors is 040,729. All
the Eastern deposits are in currency,
while ours are gold, and reducing
gold to currency, at present ratss,
would raise our deposits to 2&,750,
000, which wonld average to each
depositor $1,065. The deposits in
the San Francisco Savings Brinks are
increasing at th.3 rate of $3,090,000
"n t'.x months !
Wit AT THE STATE MOST NEEDS.
There was a bill before the LegisN
lature for the creation of a State
Board of Immigration, whesa doty
it should be to use all proper means
within their power to induce persons
from abroad to come among us and
settle. All our people know that we
cannot as a State, be prosperon9 in
any remarkable degree while our pop
ulation remains so sparse as now.
The real riches of Oregon lie not in
the precious metal hidden in the bow
els of her hills, but consist of her fer
tile soil and salubrious climate and
these cannot be used to advantage
without men. What are a hundred
thousand people to a State like this,
capable of maintaining in affluence
fifteen or twenty millions? And yet
with these few about enough to
make a respectable town in the East
ern States Oregon has done wond
ers. And if in a decade and a half
she has risen to a high rank among
agricultural and commercial States,
with but a handful of population,
what may she become in the future
with sufficient human beings to occu
py all her places? Reflect seriously
upon this question.
The purpose of this bill was to lay
before persons likely to emigrate the
facts connected with our agricultural
and grazing lands with our mines,
manufactures and commerce with
the means of employment, wages,
and the condition of labor and capi
tal generally. To show, in fact, things
as they are, and thus convince both
capital and labor that here, above all
other places, is the best opportunity
for investment. For this purpose, tho
State should appropriate annually
a sra which should be expended as
the Board m'ght see fit in fpreading
abroad the facts referred to.
The bill proposed that the Board
should expend its persuasive powers
in Europe. They should collate the
facts and cause them to be printed
and distributed where they would be
most likely to prove effective; and
the Board shall do the best it can for
the immigrants when they arrive
here. That is all very well, so far
as it goes; but how can the working
people of Europe get here at present
prices of transportation? If - this
State were as near Europe a3 is New
York, or even Missouri, its popula
tion would be increase at the rate of
200,000 per annum. Its distance
from the populated places of the
world, or rather the great cost of
coming here, prevents, millions from
resting on our soil who are anxious
to be here, and who weep because
they cannot come. In time however,
fares must be reduced, or some plan
may be put into operation to bring
here desirable families at rates which
they can afford to pay.
There is no small amount of
" talk," go where you may, about
the action of the copperheads of the
late Legislature, refusing to pass the
appropriation bill. Mr. Waymire, of
Po'k, requests us to place Arm right
on the record. He says that he
claims that Gov. Woods is responsi-
i b!e we shall touch It is view of the
case when the time comes. We have
never heard an honest Democrat de
ny but that those Democrats who
persistently and continually refused
to hear Republican", are the respons
siblc ones for all troubles which have
occurred. There were honest parti
zans of both schools who wished to
do better but were prevnnted for
want of strength in numbers. The
unmitigated injury, inflicted upon the
public by the rebellious course of the
Democracy, is deplorable. We are
opposed to Gov. Woods convening
the Legislature, or ucceeding to one
single point those same rebellious
cusses may demand, but we agree
with a farmer of Marion county who
Let the people more in their own
majesty. Let all men of this county
for awhile lay aside the character of
partizans, Men, mind you; no such
mulish things as Col. Chapman, who
we believe invariably cusses all that
is free and noble in the Republican
form of government ) and take up
the character of pa trio ts and citizens,
and join together as a unit inrequesl
ing every member of the Oregon
Legislature to resign. Then let them
petition the Governor to order Elec
tions as eoon as those resignations
are all in, and call a special session of
the Assembly for the enactment of
such laws as are required for carry
ing on the government.
Mail Contraat. The Post Office
Department has ordered contracts
with the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company to convey the mails be
tween New York and San Frsncisco,
California, via Aspinwall and Pana
ma, (including railroad service be
tween Aspinwall and Panama and
messenger service at San Francisco,)
6,110 miles, and back, as often as the
Company's steamers are run, but not
less than three timps per month, each
way, at the rate of $150,000 per an
num, the service to include the trans
portation of ail mails the Department
may direct, such as letters, books,
public documents, boxes of stamps,
stamped envelopes, mail bags, locks
and keys, mail-catchers, correspon
dence for Central America and Pacific
rort ny'b and eo?th of 'Panama.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
A brass band has been organiz
ed nt McMinnville.
'A ball will be given for the ben
efit of the Albany Fire Company on
the 22d February.
The Albany democrat says Linn
county ships annually 20,000 tons of
freight to aud from Postland.
It is reported that a woolen
factory, to cost ninety thousand dol
lars, is to be erected at Eugene City.
It is estimated that the wheat
crop of Oregon will yield a million
barrels of flour.
Some of the schools of Salem
which have been cloicd through fear
ofsmall pox will be re-opened next
The Salem Unionist says that a
petition is being circulated through
out the State, asking Gov. W6oda to
call an extra session of the Legisla
ture. The cayotes are ravaging the
sheep folds of Benton county. Some
of the farmers are making up a
" purse," and will offer 30 apiece
for cayote scalps.
Mr. David Newsom requests
County Clerks to send him the names
of competent persons who are willing
to correspond with Hon. Horace
Capron,JCommissiouer of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C.
Jeptha Markham of Jrfferson
died on the 16th inst., at the age of
87. He died of old age passing
away as gently as going to sleep.
This is one of the rare instances of
perfectly natural death.
The Yamhill Courier promises
to enter upon a discussion of the suf
frage question, to last several weeks.
No doubt we shall hear all about the
" calcerous salts" again. Jasper will
be very scientific.
The Board of Managers of the
State Agricultural Society, yester
day, fixed the time of holding the
next annual State Fair. The Fair
will begin on Monday, the 20th of
September, and continue six days.
There are in Oregon 21 quartz
mills, supplied with 140 stamps and a
large number of arastras, the cost of
the whole having been about $100.
000. The extent of water ditching
reaches lt55 miles cost $? 75,000.
About cne-half of the quartz mills in
this State are driven by water, being
a larger proportion than in Califor
nia or any other portion of the Pacific
The Albany City Council, by
Democratic vote, gave the public
printing to Abbott cc Brown, whese
bid was $25 higher than that of our
VauCleve, of the Register. The pre
cedent for such business was estab
lished by a Copperhead vote of the
Portland council, giving like work to
the Herald last year. Of course it is
economy! ! What Rip snorting pre
tensions the Democracy insinuate.
The Reveille shows how Jack
sonville was fumigated. We quote:
Firts arc constantly kept burning
through all the streets aud on the
premises of nearly every citizen of
town. Pitchwood is furnished by the
authorities; while old leather, rubber,
sn'pher, Ac, is added to the fires
from which dense volumes of smoke
ascend, and hang like a dark pall
over the nfflicted town. The object
is to disinfect the atmosphere; and it
is the prevailing opinion that good
results will ensue. Then bring on
the pitch! Keep up tho fires, and
make this a city of smoke, eo long
as the contagion continues.
Jacksonville has suffered badly
from smalbpox, and we are glad the
disease has been checked. The
Reveille says: As near as we can
learn, there have been reported up to
the present time 44 cases of small
pox; of this number 11 have died
ju-t one fourth of all. Jt seems that
the disease is attended here with
greater fatality than any other locali
ty on the coast. But it is proper to
state, however, that all who died
were persons unprotected by vaccina
tion, if we are correctly informed.
But few men are seen upon the
streets; no women; but now and then
a boy, hastening upon some errand
and never a dog or cat. Lonesome
A petition has been presented to
Congress, says the Orcyonian, from
fifteen hundred poor people of Stock
holm, Sweden, prazing congress to
adopt some measures by which they
can be enabled to come to this coun
try. We do not know what relief
Congress can afford, but the proposi
tion goes to show, and that very con
clusively, the longing desire on the
part of the oppressed of Europe to
reach our free laud. People of oth
er lands know the blessings that are
in store for them on reaching Ameri
ca, and the petition laid before Con
gress is but a fore runner of num
bers our national Legislature is sure
to receive, if the paper is favorably
acted upon. What a happy thought
it must be for the people of Europe
to know that through the Trovidence
of God onr nation has been spared to.
shield and protect them, can they bmj
be p-rj)i:ted lo znX'b our shor-:?.
THE PURCHASE OP CUBA.
The statement of the correspondent
of the Independent Beige, that the
Provisional Government of Spain will
entertain no proposal for the purchase
of Cuba, is much more probable than
the opposite statements which have
been made. Cuba is valuable to
Spain; aud, more than this, it is al
most the last colony which remains
to Spain of all her former magnificent
possessions. Feelings of national pride
are much more likely to be strength
ened than weakened by the arousing
of the Spanish people from their long
lethargy, which has just taken place;
and, unless a condition of anarchy su
pervenes, our chances of acquiring
the island by purchase are now less
than they were before the recent rev
But, even if we could buy Cuba,
such a purchase would, under present
circumstances, be the height of folly.
If the island could be had without its
people, no territorial acquisition
could be more desirable; but, as it is,
we have enough to do keep the South
ern States in order, without under
taking the tusk of governing another
million of mixed races, utterly inca
pable of governing themselvs, and
knowing nothing of our languages,
customs, or institutions.
TIie Tkeatv ok Commerce with
ssia. The ratifications on an ad
ditional article to the treaty of navi-.
gation and commerce between the
United States and the Emperor of
Russia have recently been exchanged
in Washington. It provides for se
curing complete and efficient protec
tion to the manufacturing industry of
their respective citizens and subjects,
and agrees that any counterfeiting in
one of the two countries of the trade
marks affixed in the other on mer
chandise, to show its origin and qual
ity, shall be strictly prohibited and
repressed, and shall give ground for
an action of damages in favor of the
injured party, to be prosecuted in the
courts of the country in which the
counterfeit shall be proved. The
trade-marks in which the citizens or
subjects of one of the two countries
may wish to secure the right of prop
erty in the other must be lodged ex
clusively, to wit: The marks of citi
zens of the United States iu tho De
partment of Manufactures and Inland
Commerce at St. Petersburg, and the
murks of Bus-dan subjects at the
Patent OihYe in Washington.
There are seventy pcriodic.il pnb
licatious issued in San Francisco, as
we learn fiom Langley's Year Book
of Facts, namely : 14 daily papers ;
33 weeklies ; 8 daily and weekly ; 4
daily, wsekly and steamer; 10 month
ly; 3 semi-monthly; 3 tri-weekly, and
2 semi-weekly. Two of these are
published in the German language, 4
in French, '2 m Spanish, 2 iu Italian,
1 in Russian and English, 1 Chinese
and English, and 2 Hebrew and Eng
lish. In the State outside of San
Francisco there are 94 newspapers,
18 of which are daily and 70 weekly,
making a total of 1G4 publications in
California. There are in Oregon 20
papers, 10 in Nevada, 8 in Wnshicg
ton Territory ; making on the Pacific
coast 202 periodicals. The San
Francisco Times savs that in all Eiif
land there are only 292 publications ;
and it adds :
" Considering that the difference in
population is tome seventeen and a
half millions in favor of England, we
think California is doing pretty well
in the matter of newspapers and peri
Every farmer should keep a reg
ular set of accounts, in wliich nil his
receipts and his disbursements should
be carefully entered, and a balance
struck once a year. S'"rne keep an
account for every field ou the farm, in
which the outlay for manuring nnd
tilling the s-oil, and sowincr and har
vesting the crops is recorded, and
can be referred to at pleasure. Regu
larity in keeping sccounts indicates
regularity in the operations on the
farm, and favors the adoption of an
improved pystem iu everything.
Some time ngo we mentioned
that a lighthouse is to be erected at
Cape Blanco the coming summer.
Colonel Williamson, U. S. Engineer
in charge of he Lighthouse Depart
ment, informs the San Franci-co
Board of Underwriters that the light
house at the mouth of the Umpqua ii
to be replaced, aud that a light of the
Erst order is alo to be established at
or near Cape Foulweather.
Inoculation from the cow is the
same as small-pox in symptoms. If
senuine none who are thus vaccinat
ed will ever take the disease th
vaccination cannot be caught from
one Dot properly vaccinnated.
Courage. Courage of the highest
order is the product of the -conscience and
the will. It is not the hardihood which
corner from ignorance of the situation, or
from stolid insensibility. It looks upon the
facts as they are, aud upoa the dangers as
they exist, and resolves to meet aod tri
umph over thenx Kohn k Fishal looked
upon the fact that the people could not attbrd
'4$ prices for their dress goods, etc., ail
they rcsoived Lliu-t prices in.udt be reduced in
proportion to the times. Thsy have suc
ceeded, and are now considcied really tjje
b?st ri'.'D ;u PyrtliirJ to j'-u! -i.h.
Some say that it is of no' use for tbcra
to advertise, that they have been in the
place in business all their lives, and every
body knows them. Such people seem to
forget to take in consideration that our
country is increasing in population nearly
40 per cent, every ten year, and no njat
ter bow old the place may be, there arc
constant changes taking place ; some
move to other parts, and strangers till
their places. In this aire of the world.un
less the name of a business firm is kept
constantly before the public, soiuo new
tirms may start up, aud. by liberally ad
vertising, in a very short time take the
place of the older ones, aud the latter rust
out, as it were, and be forgo ttoru No
man ever lost money by judicious advertising.
The iindc'rnirncd take thin method of in
forming the ftntive citizens of this place, thut
they will on the evening of Friday. Ketii uary
l'Jth, give a ball iu honor ot Hi. Valeutiuc'i
day, at the l'hccnix Hotel, and would respect
fully solicit the attendance of all.
J. F. MIL.LKR & Co..
OTICE OF ASSESSMENT OF
Notice is hereby given that at a repular
meeting of the Directors of tlie Odd Fellow's
Hal! Association, held at their office on the
'Jtitli day of January lbfji.), an Assessment No.
l,of 4'j percent, ou the Capital Stock ttas
levied, payable to the Secretary at hi oflice.
on or before the 15th of Fehruarv, IStil.
Attest: N. YV. UAN'UALL. Pres.
12.2t) F. O.McCOWN.Sec.
T Orin Gorbv You are lierebv notified
that Kugeue SS. Jenne has applied ut this of
fice to be permitted to contest your home
stead enti v. No. 4'.8, made upon the S. V
i of S. W.'i ot Sec. is aud i of S. K. j and
S. 10. 4 of S. W. 4 of Sec. j T. 1 S. It. 4 K.
alleging that you have abandoned said land
for mure than six months, and applying to
enter a part thereof: and you aie further
notilicd that the case is set for hearing at
this ollicc on Wednesday the 17th day of
March lso ut the hour of 1 o'clock v. m.,
when all parties will be afforded opportunity
for a heaiinsr. Laud Olhce. Oreyou City.
OWF..V WADE, H.'gister.
HKMiV W A UK FN, Receiver.
Jan. 2Sth, 1609. l-':4t
Notice is hereby priven that
the 1st day of March A. 1). 1S;J
of 10 o'clock a. M. of said day I
public auction on the premises
in pieces of land situate in
County State of Oreiion to rit:
Mt tUe hour
will sell at
Clackamus The W of
the S W 1 of section iu T. b Sill E, con
taining t'O acres, and the S J of section 17
in T o S K 1 E containing 320 acres.. Said
land is well improved, and good title. Said
sale to be for cash down in United States
gold coin. Aud I will also .-it the same time
and place and upon the same terms st;!l the
following described personal property to
wit : 1 Hlack mare with saddle and bridle
black smith tools. Breaking plows, and
other articles. The above named property
will be sold as the property ot Peter J'ersni
by virtue of the power in mc vested by a
power attornev from said Petter Perin.
January Sl'th, li'. li ii
p II (EX IX HOTEL.
Main Street, Oregon City
J. F. Miller & Co., Proprietors.
The proprietors of the above Hotel take
great pleasure in announcing to the public
that they have made :irranements to keep a
first-class house n,r the traveling pitbHi-.. ar.d
h!pe to receive a share of tht-ir patronage.
The Houe is at a very convenient distance
from either landing ot the stcaUibuuts, ai.d
near tile center of business.
Main street, one door North of the
Lincoln Bakery, Oregon City.
B. F. I'lewman, Proprietor.
The proprietor is now prepared to furnish
the public, with HotCoflVe, Outers. P-gs-seet,
Game and Fi-h, at all hours nf the day.
Sri Hoarders w;!i be accommodated at
S.3 rin per week. Give u;e a call and you .shall
go away satisfied.
g II Ell I EE'S SALE.
Hy virtue of an execution and order of sale
issued out of" the Circuit Court of the State
of Oregon, for the County of Clackamas, and
to ir.e directed, in favor" of William Strong.
Administrator of the Fstate of Amorv llol
hrook deeea:-cd Plaintiff, ami against "James
G. SwaU'ord ami Melissa Swaflord Defendants,
for the sum of six hundred and fortv-Iive
(S U.iOO) dollars, hearing interest nt 2 per
cent, per month from the COtli day of Octo
ber. isr,7; alM twenty-tight and .ru-luo dollars
($2s 50) costs, and all accruing cost. 1 have
this l.Sib d:iy of January 1SC0, levied on the
following described Ileal Estate, viz: Heff in
ning at a point'.) !M'-U chains West ot the
ipiart-r section Post, between sections 4 and
J of T. 3. S. It, 2 E., Thence Past 11 chains,
thence North 31 AS-lOo chains thence South
s8 West 33 lO lnO chains thence South MO
chains, to the place of beginning, containing
K2 2S-10O acres with all the buildings there
on the part of the donation claim of J. G.
fivaffo:d and wife; and on
Thursday the ISA day of February.
ISC0. at the hour of 10 o'clock. A. M. ot said
day in front of the Court House door in Ore
gon City, in said Clackamas County, I will
sell all the Interest of said defendant to the
above described Heal Estate, to the highest
and best bidder therefor. JOHN MYKKS.
1 1 Sheriff of Clackamas Couvty.
CiEO. P. KOWKLI. fc CO.-S
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A HANDSOME OCTAVO VOLUME OF
30O PAGES BOUND IN CLOTH.
A work cf great value to Advertisers, Pub
lishers and others, who desire informa
tion in relation to the Newspapers
aud Periodicals of North
THE EDITION WILL BE LIMITED-. AND
PERSONS DESIRING COPIES WILL
DO WELL TO SEND THEIR OR
DERS IMMEDIATELY TO
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PUBLISHERS 4 ADVERTISING AGENTS
40 Park Row,
At the Ea.tvrrri;
AUCTION AND COMMISSION
, 1 fcrr.;
A. IS. l?ic!aa)rlsoii,
Corner of Front and Oak streets, Portlands
Of Real Estate. Groceries, GeDeral Merchan
dise and II arses,
Kvery Wednesday and Saturday
A. B. liiCHAEnsox, Auctioneer.-
AT PRIVATE SALE.
English refined J5ar and Iixndle Iron ;
English Square and Octagon Cast steel ;
Horse shoe, Files, Hasps, saws ;
Screws, Fry-pajis, sheet iron, li. G. Iren ;
A largeassortmentof Groceries nd Liquors.'
A. B. IlicHAunso.v, Auctioneer.
; . 1 .. l . ji i
A public examination of teachers desiring
Certilirttles tu MVncli i:i Clackamas coun
ty, will be heir! t the Oregon City Semina
ry, ou Jan. Suth, beginning at 10 o'clock a.m.
t..5t) S. I). POPE.
2?ARK & BROTHER.
BUTCH EKS & -MEAT VEXDEKS.
ThanTiful tor past faTor of the public
respt-vt!u!ly ask a continuance of the sarsr.
We shall deliver to our patrons all the bet
qualities of Ueef, Mutton. Pork, Poultry etc.,
as usual twice ix week, on
Tuesdays and Saturdays !
HATS! HATS! HATS!
OF EVERY STYLE
In Large Quantities can le Found 0
J. C- MEUSSDORFFEE & BRO.'S
S. TIr. corner of Morrison and Frc,t
streets, l'orlland, Oregon.
Also Caps of ererv stvle, anl I5ov.' and
Girls' Hats in large varieties. Give us a call
Dry Goods and Clothin
tl9 From Strtt t (In Whites New Block,)
IS NOW OPENING A NEW AND EXTEN
sive stock Goods iu the above line, aud
The Latest Styles !
Plain and Changeable Dress Silks;
Silk and Wool Poplins;
AllWool Poplins and Tartan Plaids;
and a large varict of other Dress Good.
Gents' and Bo; s' Custom-made
and Ladies and Gents' Under Wear and
Furnishing Goods, which buyers
ere invited to call and inspect.
o.) Jtms avii.sox.
New York, Japan & China,
Will be dispatched as follows :
Leave whnrf corner of First nnd Prarnan
streets, at 11 o'clock a. m. of the following
dates, for Panama, connecting via. Panama
H. R: with one of the company's splendid
steamers from Aspinwall for New York, on
Tl OtU, 1HH, 2il Mint 30lli,
O F EA CH M O N T II!
Steamers leaving SanFrnncisco on the 14th
and .'!th touch nt Miinzanillo. All touch t
Acnpulco. Departure of the Gth connect
with English steamer and Australia. Depart
ure of the 14th is expected to connect with
the French Trnn.-Atlantio Co.'s steamer for
St. Nazaire. and English steamer for South.
America. Through tickets can be obtained..
Departure of Hid is expected to connect
with English steamer for Southampton, Sotirh;
America, and I. R R: Co.'s steamer for Cen
tral America. Through tickets can be had.
ZzT Passengers berthed through. Bag
gage checked throngh. 1' lbs. allowed to
each adult. An experienced' surgeon on.
board. .Medicine and attendance free.
These steamers will positively sail at I
o'clock. Passengers are requested to have
their basrgage ou board before ten o'clock.
Z.-tf Through tickets to Liverpool by the
Cunard, In mail and National steamship'linen
can be obtained at the P. M. S.S: Co.'s ollic
in SauFrancisco, where may also be obtained,
orders fwr passage from Liverpool or South
ampton to San Francisco, either via New.
Vork or St. Thomas if desired an amount,
of 10 or will he advanced with the
above orders. Holders of orders will be rv
quired to identify themselves to the Agentn
For merchandise and freight for New Vork
and way ports, apply to Wells, Fargo & Co.
No Freight received after i: r. m. of the
day prior to departure.
For passage and all other information, ay
ply at the P. M. S.S: Co.'s oflice, corner
Sacramento and LcidesdortI sts.
OLIVER ELDRIDGE, Agent..
WORTH El R?lERr
Manufacturer of and Dealer in Furniture.,
'TWEES THIS METHOD OF INFORMING
JL the public that tie has naw. ou hnud
a laage invoice of
SQUARE AND EXTENSION TAHLIiS
And Various oter Qualities of Rich
and Medium Furniture !
Forming a complete and desirable assort
meat, which nritg Uio attcution of buyers-
Ee M AIHJFACTTJRES FURNITURE.
Using good material.,, and employing the
very best mechanics in the State, hence be
can warrant his goods to be as represented,
and he is prepared to fill all orders w itb
He would call the attention of the public
to his salesroom, as containing the .
complete assortment of devirablr gaodi iu the
Main street, Oregon City.
TUSTICES' BLANKS, of every descrip
i t tion. ibc sale attic CMJ-Jtnti;K