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i!)c toeekh) Enterprise,
Oregon City, Oregon ,
T). O. IRELAND, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
April 3d, 1869.
-A Railroad to Fraznr River,
-from Puget Sound is talked of.
South Carolina and Pennsylva
nia bave ratified the 5th amend
nient. The new banking house of Ladd
Bush, of Salem, was formally
'opened on Saturday last.
Edward Bates, Attorney-General
under Lincoln, died in St. Louis
ou the 25th.
The accredited agents of the Cu
ban insurance are earnestly laboring
with Congress to secure some recog
Ex-President Johnson suffered
intensely from neuralgia with calcu
Lis, but he was relieved however and
is up again.
The ice in the Hudson is break
ing up. There are fears of a freshet
in various towns along the river.
The water is already Dve feet higher
than ordinary high tide.
Admiral IIofF was ordered to
make a thorough investigation of the
capture of the American English brig
Mary Powell by the Spanish authori
ties and report the facts immediately. I
There will be considerable re
ductio.) in all bureaus of the Treasu
ry Department. Ou the 1st of April
dismissals would be made of the least
Rev. Charles Russell Bonnell,
lately from the Eastern States, has
beeu unanimously elected Rector of
St. Paul's (Episcopal) Parish at
The Commercial says that one
of the principal obstacles in the way
of building at the new town, Tacoma,
on Puget Sound is the great scarcity
-of timber! Such' blunders in this
country, are unpardonable.
Three men, are residents of Van
conver, James Orr, J. F. Smith,
Esq., and P. II. Fox, who were for
merly soldiers Serving in President
Grants company when he was a Cup
The Union Pacific wants the
iunction with the Central Pacific
fixed at Monument Point, eighty
miles wpst of Ogden; they will con
test the Senate resolution fixing the
junction at Ogden.
No appointment made by Grant
has yet been rejected by the Senate
and all of h,s suggestions have been
favorably considered, and if they have
been found compatible with the pub
lic g(od, have been adopted.
Tne North Pacific Transportion
Company, which succeeds to the bus
iness of the California, Oregon an
Mexico Steamship Company, have
sixteen steamers, registering 1G.633
tons of tonnage nearly all of which
are in active service. The routes oc
cupied by the company extend. from
.Sitka on the north to Honolulu on
The Springfield Republican tells
-ft well . known fact, in saying that
there are in the U. S. Senate sev
eral men. some of them staunch
.Republicans, who are a scandal to
that .body, and the States from which
they come. A self-resoecting com
munity has a right to be represented
by men who have some moral self-respect,
avid a God -fearing community
has no rigkt to be misrepresented by
a drunkard or debauchee.
Political critics are greatly exci
ted over an editorial with accom
panying testimony published in the
New York Post of Saturdav, point
edly charging that Senator' Fenton
received $20,000 for signing the
Erie Iiailrcad bill. It is thought
the Senator cannot avoid an investi
gation of the matter. The antiF-n
tonist declare if he is found guilty
bey will have him expelled.
r C. P. Huntington, Vice Presi
dent the Central Pacific Railroad,
immediately upon the passage of the
House resolution directing the Com
mute on Pacific Railroads to investi
gate matters affecting ihegCentral Pa
cific Railroad, addressed a letter to
the chairman asking the earliest pos
sible investigation, and denouncing
the charge made as infamous and
false, and demanding that the auth
ors be required to prove the stite
izients or confess their falseness.
THE- OFFICE MANIA.
The inauguration of a new admin
istration, is the occasion for the ap
pearance of a host of new aspirants
for office. In a country like this of ours
where " possibilities" are so great,
and where every boy may be a legis
lator in embryo, there is no lack of
material for the building up of the
government machinery. The ques
tion concerning the quality of mate
rial, is a grave one, for the considera
tion of every true friend of his covin
try. This desire fr office, when
there are so many offices to be filled
becomes almost a mania, with a
large number of citizens. Men whom
you would scarcely suspect of any
thing but honest intentions, are scd
denly filled to overflowing with pa
triotism. They are ready to leave
farms, shops, counting-rooms, and
accept any office under the govern
ment, the more remunerative, the
greater. their zeal,' ostensibly for the
purpose of serving their country, re
ally in the majority of cassf to gratify
feelings of avarice or ambition. It is
certainly a question, worthy the at
tention of the student of human na
ture, why it is that men are ready to
abandon positions in which they se
cure a competence and immunity
from heavy burdens of care, and trust,
themselves to the uncertain glorias
of political life. He who has once
passed into that state of feverish
anxiety which accompanies the pur.,
suit and the possession of office, finds
it difficult to withdraw quietly from
the strife and calmly settle down to
the routine of honest employment.
D.es not this partially account for
the number of restless spirits in the
nation. Deprived of office them
selves, they are unwilling that others
shall hold it undisturbed, hence they
are on the watch, like birds of prey,
to seize upon any spoils, that a change
n the administration of affairs, may
bring within their reach. Perchance
hey may have tasted of fam, but
nave not as yet become sated of it.
It mist be, that many who suddenly
eel themselves competent to near a
worthy part in the affairs of govern
ment, are tempted by the prospects
of lame. They will enter into men
ial services in anticipation, in the
days that are to follow, of higher
emoluments, of greater renown. Let
such bear in mind the words of the
" Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb
The steep where Fame's proud temple
shines afar? "
This desire for office has without
doubt been stimulated by the theory
of 4 rotation in 'office ,v which for
many years past has been so fully
carried out into practice. In the
early history of the Government,
honest men, such as were qualified
for their work, could hold their posi
tion under several successive adminis
trations without regard to the politi
cal complexion of those administra
tions. It was in 1829, that the doc
trine was distinctly enunciated that
"to the victors belong the spoils''
and this has been the practice since
that day. Says a recent writer upon
this subject: " Though this was in
augurated under the administration
of President Jackson I have not been
disposed to hold him to the fullest
extent responsible for it. His pre
mier was a politician from New
York where this system of party tac
tics had long prevailed, and it was.
I have no doubt, through his influ
ence, that the executive of the na
tion, was induced to adopt it in
practice." In consequence of the
adoption of such a principle, the way
was opened for political fraud and
corruption. Candidates for any office
which held subordinate offices in its
gift could without resorting to bribes,
accomplish all that bribes conld ac
complish, by a lavish bestowal ol
promises. They could not have se
cured more faithful and willing ser
vants, had they possessed some
magic word which could indefinitely
increase fame and fortune. The
carrying out of this principle has
acted as an invitation to men, to en
ter into political contests, not from
duty, or from an interest in the weU
fare of the country, but for the sim
pie purpose of acquiring an office
It. would be well for. th nation, if
the old practice could be adopted
anew. And yet we have no imme
diaie hones of such a result. Too
many of those already in power,
reached their present position hrough
the aid of promises made to their
friends. Too many others are con
scious of the fact that they can re
tain their places only upon the
strength of promises looking to the
future for their fulfilment. It seems
to us that the principle should be dis
tinctly announced by the chief execu
tive, " that no man should receive an
office, who asked for it," and that
this principle should be vigorously
carried out. Let the office seek the
man, and not the man the office.
There are means of ascertaining' the
fitness ot men for the offices they are
asked to fill. The mo-t suitable men
are generally the most modest in
their preferments. If we can
only destroy this " political auction
block," we shall remove a dark stain
from our national escutcheon. Where
are the men who will assist in this
work esteeming the welfare of the
nation above personal aggrandize
ment ? "Where is the man ready to
answer the description of Pope's
lines, so far as liea within his power ?
"Statesman, yet friend to trutli ! of soul
In action faithful and in honor clear.
Who broke no promise, served no private
Who gained no title and lost no friend ?"
Such statemen, such men in offices
of trust would become the real con
servators of the nation's liberties.
Quite an interesting discussion
took place in the House recently on
the subject of pensions to widows of
deceased soldiers. The conviction
seems to be gaining ground that in
order to avoid abuses, as well as ex
tend the charity the Government
the penion should not cease with the
marriage of the widow. The tenden
cy, according to Mr. Perham, for
women enjoying pensions to conceal
their marriages or live in concubin
age rather than forfeit their right to
to the Government donation, calls for
a readjustment of the laws relating
to the matter.
. ?. . '
Mr. Burliugame continues to
chaperon the Chinese Empire throuuh
the entire family of nations, and so
far his success has been most flatter
ing. Having concluded very accept
able treaties with the United Slates
and Euirland, he is now in Paris with
his embassy, and has every prospect
of doing as well in France as in the
other countries he has visited. Of
all the marvellous wonders of modern
history there is nothing stranger or
more romantic than the career of
this Yankee statesman, who, leaving
the old beaten roads and adopting
the golden rule as the basis of his
statesmanship and diplomacy, has re
volutionized at a leap the customs
and ideas of centuries.
We copy the following from
the Colonist: "Benjamin Holladay,
the Yanderbilt of the Pacific, is
really expected here by the steam
ship Vrijlamme in the course of a few
days He is now at Portland. The
Oriflamme, with Mr. Holladay on
board, will touch at Victoria before
proceeding across the Sound, where
ivir. iioiiaaay win select a railway
terminjs. it is known that the Com
pany of which Mr. Hollad;iy is Pres
f TT 111 - 1
ident has made large purchases of
real estate at Lqmmalt recently, with
a view (as is supposed) of making
that port the northern centre of the
steamship line, where the ships may
coal ana laKe m stores tor voyages
either to San Francisco or Alaska."
A'Correspondent of the Farmer
says that at Clatsop Plains a large
gray wolf kilh d from $1500 to 2.000
worth, of stock in that settlement
during last spring and summer. The
number of shots it escaped from is
still a theme of wonder to the marks
men of that district. It finally got
so tame before it was killed that it
would come up and look iuto the
The Lebanon Manufacturing
Company invite proposals for the
work of digging a ditch to bring in
the waters of the Santiara. Th
Albany Democrat is hopeful that the
enterprise will be carried on to a sue
cessful completion. Good raauufac
tones contribute more to build up a
country than gold or silver mines,
On Saturday last a convict
named Hib' ler, who had recennty
b-en sent need to the penitentiary at
Salem for five years, became stubborn
and feigned insanity. The medical
examiner was called in, when the
convict would not let him come near
The Warden was then called, and
an altercation took place, when the
warden shot the convict dead.
It is said the Erie Railroad has
contracted with the Michigan South ern
to build a road from Toledo, the
Erie receiving therefor the right to
use tbe track of the former road
till October 10th. The right is re
newable on expiration of the contract
This gives the Erie a broad guage
through to Chicago.
Hon. Samuel Headrick died at
Salem on the 20th ult., at 4 p. m., in
the 33d year of his age. The Union
ist says : Death could not have-taken
from this community a man who
would be more missed. His business
has made him well known and
wherever known he was respected."
Jesse Looney, an old resident of
Oregon, having crossed the Plains
in 1843, and settled in what is now
Marion county, died on Thursday
morning:, March 25th, in the 69th
year of his age, at Salem, where he
has lived the past twenty six years
on his farm, twelve miles from Al
bany. All persons who c:o to Portland
while Wheatleigh andBtPsare play
in ir at Oro Fino Theatre should pay
that company a visit. It is the only
full company that has ever appeared
"We do not believe that the sub
sidy for the Humboldt Branch" of
the Oregon Railroad will pass Con
The Washington Standard
mourns for Andrew Johnson.
letter from Hon. J. II. MItehell.
Washington City, D. C,
February loth, f
Editor Weekly Enterpbisk :
Believing that your readers might be
interested in knowing something of rail
road movements at the Capital, I have
concluded to give you a few items.
It will be remembered that for over two
years last past I have, taken the position,
and contended on alt proper occasions,
both on the stump, before the Legislature,
and the Courts, that the-action of the leg
islature of 1866 designating the Oregon
Central Railroad Company as the company
to take and manage the Congressional aid
was absolutely null and void. That it
could not possibly operate to vest the
grant in any Company whatever.
Upon the contrary, the west side compa
ny contended, up to the time the Legisla
ture of 1868 assembled, that they were
properly organized and designated in 1866,
that they had filed their assent in the De
partment of the Interior, and that, there
tore, they had vested rights; and when the
east side company last fall sought a desig
nation from the legislature, they, and all
who supported them, were bitterly de
nounced as swindlers undertaking to de
prive them of vested right?. Knowing how
however. in truth and in fact, that the des
ignation of 1866 was a void act, the west
side was the first to appear before the legis
lature of 1868, and aslc again, another des
ignation a course of proceeding, by the
way. quite antagonistic to the position as
sumed up to that time, that they were al
ready designated, and had already been
recognized by the Department of the Inte
rior as the company entitled to the grant
In the meantime, the position always
taken by the east side company has beeu.
that, no designation having been made in
im- h was necessary that -some company
should be designated in 18(58, either the
east or west side company. And further
more that inasmuch as the act of Congress
making the land grant required that as
sent should be filed in the Department
ot the Interior within one year from the
date or the passage of that act ; and no
Company was designated within that, year,
that therefore it would be absolutely nec
essary ttat there shoul'i be Congressional
Legislation extendir. g the time for filing
the assent, before any company in Oregon
could take the grant, and, that until
such legislation was had the grant would
iap.se and be utterly lost to the State.This
was t'.je view taken by the last legislature.
Thfy believed it to be their duty to make
a designation. for the reason that no desig
nation had ever yet been made, and after
a most thorough examination on tbe part
of the Senate into the history of the organ
ization of the two companies, their re
spective merits and demerits; they unhesi
tatingly, and by strong majorities in
both branches, designated the east side
Company. But notwithstanding all this
the west side still insisted strenuously
that they had vested rights that could not
be thus interfered with, and when the east
side company appeared before Congress
at its present session, asking an amend
ment of the act of Congress authorizing
not the east side company : but such com
pany as may have been legally designated
by the legislature to fixe its assent I
Mark the words particularly, any com
pany leerallv deacnated east side or west
side to be allowed to file its assent En.
we are again met by the west side compa
ny with the claim that no legislation was
necessary, that their company already
owned the grant, and that any attempt to
amend the law would be to interfere with
their vested rights, and to overthrow the
action of the Secretary of he Interior
which they had long claimed was in their
This state of things of course led to an
inquiry into the allegations made, as to
whether or not, in the judgment of the
Department of the Interior, they had been
properly designated or was. in fact, at all
entitled to the Congressional bounty, and
on the 19th of January, ult.. Senator
Williams, in order to get at the fad, enter
ed into a correspondence with Secretary
Browning, of the Interior Department
which 1 herewith transmit in full con
sisting as it does of Senator Williams' let
ter of inquiry to Secretary Browning ;
the Secretary's answer, including a copy
oi a letter ot January loth, lsbiJ, address
ed to S. G. Reed, Eq., wherein the .Secre
tary DECLINED TO ACT UPON" MAPS TRESEXTED
KY the west side compaxv. until further
legislation was had by Congress, as he de
cided that the graot had already lapsed
and unless an amendment passed, would
be lost to the State of Oregon.
This correspondence was published in
full in the Enterprise of March 13, 1S69,
hence we omit it for want of space Ed.
Hence it will be observed, that tbe claim
heretofore made by the west side company
that they bad vested rights to the land
grant, is completely demolished by the
decision of the .Secretary of the Interior,
who declares " That as lh matter note
stands, the grant so far a-t th portion of
road in Oregon is concerned, has lapsed;" and
furthermore "That some legislation, by Con
gress is necessary, to revive the grant for the
Oregon portion of the road." Again : the
Secretary in his letter of January 13lh, to
Mr. Reed, says : " J must decline to act on
maps, filed "by Mr. Gaston on behalf of the
west side company."
Now. certainly there can be no legiti
mate objection made to either, (or both
sides of tbe river.) trying to obtain this
grant, provided they resort to no other
than fair and honorable means. But I
must confess, it has always appeared to me
a great piece of folly, for any company to
set up tbe most untenable claim, that they
already owned it, without having even a
shadow of right ; and persist, too, in such
groundless claim, in a manner that tends
to defeat legislation on the part of Con
gress that is absolutely necessary in order
that any company in Oregon shall reap
the benefit of the grant.
Suppose tbe west side company should
succeed in defeating the amendment to
this law of Congress, extending the time
lor filing assent? What do they accom
plish : either for themselves as a corpora
tion or for the people of the State of Ore
gon ! Nothing whatever ! But. on the
other hand, such a course is suicidal in
the extreme, to the best interests of the
State BY DEPRIVING IT WHOLLY OF TUB
GRANT IX QUESTION.
I am glad however to be able to state
that the prospect is fair notwithstanding
tbe most bitter opposition that has been
made. that the bill now pending before
Congress having for it3 object simply the
extension of time for filing its assent will
become a law; the principal danger now
anticipated is want of time to reach it
amid the mass of business now before Con
gress, should it fail however tbe present
session for want of tftne it will. unquestion
ably be passed by the incoming Congress
which will meet immediately at tbe close
of this session. And the question now is
simpiy this: Will the east side company
get the land grant by this amendment, or
will tbe amendment be defeated and tbe
State thereby wholly lose the benefit of
the grant ? Should the state lose the grant
as I concede it mu3t should this amend-'
ment fail, then the responsibility of the
loss to the State of Oregon of this valuable
grant must rest upon the shoulders of those.
whether m high places or low, who either
stubbornly or ignoranUy,&s the case may
be, persisted in clinging to the miserable
fallacy that the west side company have
vestea rig his.
Suppose for a moment that they had
vested rights, them the legislation asked
for, cannot tor a moment destroy those
rights. On the contrary, if they have not
and the Secretary of the Interior emphat-
icany aeciaresiwt ihy have not. tnen the
legislation i mcessary, or the State loses
the grant. Taking this view Senator Wil
liams very properly supports the pending
bill without taking sides either for or a
gainst 'the east or west side companies and
naving in new simpiy one purpose, and
that is to save the grant to the State, leav
ing the question as to which company was
properly organized, and designated, to the
Department ot the Interior and the courts.
On the other hand Senator Corbett gives
it as his opinion that the west side compa
ny already own the grant in controversy,
and of course in accordance with such
conclusion. which he no doubt conscien
tiously entertains. he assumes really if
not ostensibly, the championship of the
west side company in the Senate and
crosses swords with his colleague in the
legal combat. While Representative Mal
lory, working most zealously as he is, and
has been for a year past, for what is known
as the Pengra scheme-, and which he un
doubtedly believes is of more importance
to the State than the east ani. west side
companies comoined, stands off. I have no
doubt desiring that our belligerents may
wholly demolish each other, and that both J
east and west side companies may sink
to their graves, so that the way may be
clear for the Pengra bill, that some two
weeks ago was going through Congress
like a greased streak of lightning, but
which I am sorry to say has now become
entangled in the fatal meshes laid for it
by the long headed, designing opponents
of Government aid to rail road schemes,
who invented what is known in this Con
gress as the "Omnibus'' bill. But the
Omnibus won't work. Although the vehi
cle has numerous wheels, it wholly refuses
to run farther than from a bare majority
of the Senate Committee out upon the
floor of the Senate and there it is now
standing stock still with my friend Pengra.
and some others I might name, aboard
with a discouraged lobby pulling at the
wheels, but of no use the thing wont move
and its friends are now, I understand, con
templating running the concern backwards
into the committee room whence it came,
and just permitting it to remain there.
Although I am strongly in favor of the
general government guaranteeing interest
on the bonds of railroad companies in
proper cases the bill proposed, if passed,
would, on account of the many roads in
eluded, have created a liability upon the
part of the government of about Two
Hundred and Seventy Millions of Dollars,
extending through a period of Thirty
Years or an an: ual sum. for that period
of Nine Millions of Dollars.
This immense sum causes this Omnibus
Bill to meet with a most active opposition,
and the general opinion at the present
time is. that it cannot pass. While, there
fore. I would not disparage any honest,
bona fide attempt to secure other roads in
Oregon, and while I. in conjunction with
the people of the State generally east
and west north, and south. will welcome
the period that will find our young and
promising State checkered with these iron
smews ot an advancing civilization ana
enlightened age, I would especially con
gratulate the people more directly inter
ested in the success of the Oregon Central
Railroad of Salem. Oregon, that the pros
pects are bright! and ere another fall
shall draw its misty curtains around us, I
have no hesitation in believing that Port
land and Salem at least, if not Portland
and Albany, will be united to each other
in a closer unity of sympathy and trade,
by the magic track of the iron horse; and
that at no distant day that track will be
lengthened out the whole length of Wal
lamet, Umpqua and Rogue river valleys,
connecting with the California and Oregon
Company, at the California line, tbus link
ing Oregon to the great system of rail
ways in the United States, which tends so
much more than anything else, to make us
one great homogeneous people.
But I must close, by expressing the hope
that I may soon be permitted to return to
our lovely Oregon, and once more away
from the fee ted atmosphere that surrounds
this city, be allowed the glad privilege of
breathing the pun air of my adopted home,
on the banks of the placid Wallamet.
yours as ever,
J. II. MITCHELL.
The Gazette informs us that articles of
incorporation have been filed by a compa
ny for tbe purpose of navigating the Wal
lamette river between Eugene City and
Oregon City. Their capital stock is filed
at $15,000 in shares of $50 each. The
names of the incorporators are James Ed
wards. Thomas Reader. S. B. Cranston, R.
R. Rounds. S. Stannus, James Bruce, O. C.
Swain, William Garlinghouse. R. Smith,
and C. B. Bellinger. The Gazelle says:
It is the intention of thi3 company to
devote a portion of their energies to navi
gating the Long Tom river as far as Mon
roe which place has been vsited three
or four times by the steamer .A nn. We
rejoice in everything that tends to im
prove facilities for transportation but
this is not the only difficulty the farmer
has to meet. In common with every well
wisher of the country, we hail with joy,
the permanent establishment of fair and
The different Lodges of Odd Fellows
throughout this State will assemble at Sa
lem, on Monday tbe 2fith. to celebrate the
semi-centennial anniversary of the order
in tbe United States. Fast Grand Repre
sentative, Hon. Nathan Porter, has accept
ed an invitation to. and will deliver, tbe
oration on the occasion. The New Age,
congratulates the order here on their suc
cess in securing the services of so distin
guished, talented and eloquent an Odd
Fellow as Brother Porter. The celebra
tion on the 26th will, it is promised, be
the grandest affair of the kind ever held
in the State. A steamer will be secured
for the special purpose of carrying all
those who wish' to attend from this city.
It is understood that the festivities will be
wound up with a ball in the evening.
From all accounts it will be a time of
Charles Nealy was killed in a gamb
ling hell at Portland last Sunday morning
at half past six o'clock. " The boys' bad
been bucking at tbe tiger all night as
usual, when a negro named Hank Jones,
who had been loser, kicked up a muss,
and the boss. Jack Bnrchard, in defend
ing himself fired twice at Jones, one of
the shots taking effect in Nealy causing
an inquest and a funeral. The shootist is
under arrest. Nealy leaves a wife, and a
handsome little girl. .
Mr. R. Jacob, Manager of the Oregon
City Woolen Mills has been very ill. but
we are glad to see is asrain able to be
about in a carriage.
"Weekly Commercial Review.
San Francisco, April, 2d, 1869.
We aim to keep our readers posted
in any changes that may occur in the
markets, and while we have not recently
devoted much space to a review of prices
current it will be observed by those who
have that the same report would answer
as well for February and March as that
used in December and January. There
has been no demand for any article of do
mestic produce, to cause an advance, un
til now, and our advice to farmers all
along has been to hold their grain for
$1 00 bushel at least. We do not be
lieve that it pays the producer a fair
profit to raise wheat for less than $1 00.
Oats has been in good request all winter
for export, and Oregon has commanded
from six tt thirty cents f, 100 better
prices than the oats of California.
Our latest New York dates show an
active demand and increased rate for
wheat. This will be felt here soon, and
we may confidently hope that by the time
our next harvest is in prices will at least
remunerative On the 27th ult. we had
a rumor of an advance on wheat in Liver
pool of lid to Is, on previous quotations
in March ; on that day in New York wheat
was $1.75 to $1,80. And $1,45 to $l.5 in
San Francisco. Flour is principally un
changed ranging from $7 to $10 in New
York, $4.37 i to $5.50 in San Francisco.
Valuable Land? for Sale Cheap.
We know of 430 acres of good lands for
sale in this county, being the land claim of
J. L. Stout, in what is known- as theRingold
Settlement. It will be sold in lots to suit
purchasers, on very fair terms. This land
is only 12 rrile? from Oregon City. For
further information apply to N. W. Randall,
of this city, or ot J. L. Stout, Unity, Baker's
Bay. W. T or of Andrew Stoat, in tbe above
mentioned settlement. 13:ly
Great Excitement. The constant
buzz of activity at Konx & Fishel's yester
day, says the Oregonian of the 3utli, was oc
cas'oned by the receipt and opening of a very
large and complete stock of Clothing and
Furnishing Goods Spring Styles pur
chased and sent up from San Francisco, by
Mr. Fishel, who is acknowledged to be one
of the best judges of that line of goods, do
ing business in this city. Call and see tbe
1st Congregational Church Seats Free.
Morning Services, 10 45.
Subject-'he Christian Education of Children.
Sabbath Sch ol, 12 o'clotk M.
Evening Services 7 o'clock.
Rkv. E. Gerry, Acting Pastor
Sunday evening 5 o'clock
Tuesday evening 7 o'clock.
M. E. Church, Seats Free.
Morning .Services, 10.30,
Evening Services, 7 o'clock.
Clas Meeting following Morning Services.
Prayer Meeting Thursd.iy eveninsr 7 o'clock.
SabVath School at 2 o'clock P. M.
Rev. C. W. Todd, Pastor.
DIEJ In Buena Vista, on the 22nd ult.,
of consumption. FREEMAN SMITH, Jr. '
Dlultnoiuah Litxige Ao. 1, A. K. and
ft A. M. Holds its regular communi-
f'cations on the First and Third Sat
' rurdayn in each month, at 7 o'clock,
from the 2oth of September to the 20th of
March, and 74 o'clock from the 2'th of March
to the 20th of September. Brethren in good
standing are invited to attend.
By order of "rT. M.
Oregon Lodge IVo. 3, I. O. of O. Jr.-
smljtf -wee-is every neanesaay even-
ing at 7 o'clock, in Masenic Hall.
Members of tbe Order are invited to attend
Willamette Cotlge IVo. 151. O. Gr, T
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rooms
S.E. corner of Main and Fifth streets, at 7 1-2
o'clock. Visiting members are invited tc
attend. By ordtsr of W. C. T.
By virtue of an exe
cution and order of etle issued out of the
Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the
County of Clack afua, dated March 29th,
lP?y, and to me directed in favor of John
Thomas and against James Smith, for the
sum of $507 00 and interest and costs in a
derree of foreclosure of a mortgage on real
estate, I have this 30th day of March, A. D.
1869, levied on the following described land
Hpecificd in said decree, and order of sale as
follows, be-ug a tract or parcel of land situ
ate in Clackamas County Oregon, to-wit:
The S E. 4 of See. 22" T. 2 S. It. 2 E. Lots
1 & 2, and the W. I of the N. E. i of Sec. 27
T. 2 S. R. 2 E. the N. W. of Sec. 27 T. 2
S. R 2 E. and lots 1 a 2 of Sec. 23 T. 2
S. R. 2 E., containing in tho aggregate 477-79-100
acres more or less with all the appur
tenances and hereditaments thereunto be
longing. And on
Monday the third day of May, 18G9,
at the hour of 12 o'clock M. of said day in
front of the Court House door in Oregon
City in said Clackamas County, I will sell
the same to the highest b:dder, for U. S. coin.
Oregon City March 30th 1969.
JOHN Ml ERS, SheriS Clackamas Co.
By T. J. McCarver, Deputy. (21.5t
The Most Successful Book
Yet published on the War, written from a
Southern stand point, is
ALEX. H. STEV'iiNS'
Official History of the
WAR BETWEEN THE STATES,
Its causes, character.conductand results
This Work has already had an immense
sale in the East, some Agents making
From S20 to $50 p r Day,
The intense desire everywhere manifested
to obtain this work, its official character and
ready sale, combined with a very liberal
commission, makes it one of the best Sub
scription Books published.
Tbe eastern press, both North and South,
have universally commended its candor and
fciT-SOLD ONLY BY SUBSCRIPTION,
Goed profitable territory for Agents yet to
be had of H. U. BANCROFT & Co.,
San Francisco, Cal.
15 5t General Agents for the Coast.
94 FRONT STREET,
Has on hand, and is constant-
ly weiving direct from ihe East,a large and
careiuuy selected stock of
Crockery, Glass Ware. Plated Ware.
Lamps, etc., all of which he offers at prices
lolie ,irat wholesale and Retail,
Z3f Dealers will do well to cll and exam
ine his stock, and leara his prices, before
AUCTION AND COMMISSION
A. 15. Richardson,
Corner of Front and Oak streets, Portland
Of Real Estate. Groceries, General Merchan.
dise and Horses,
Every Wednesday and Saturday
A. B. Richardson, Auctioneer.
AT PRIVATE SALE.
English refined Bar and Bundle Iron
English Square and Octagon Cast steel
Horse shoes, Files, Rasps, saws ; '
Screws, Fry-pans, sheet iron, R. G. Iron .
also : '
A large assortment of Groceries and Liquors.
A. B. RicnARDsoN, Auctioneer.
A large brass key. One dollar will
be paid the finder, upon leaving it at thia
The stockholders of the Canemah'
Lumbering Company are hereby notified
that the- Annual Meeting of the Stockhold
ers will be held at the office of the Com
pany, on the first Saturday in April, 1869,
at 1 o'clock p M.
By order of the Directors.
20.2t) P. PAQUET, Sec'y.
Permanently Locattd at Oregon City Oregon
ROOMS With Dr. Saflarrans, on Main et.
HATS! HATS! HATS!
OF EVERY STYLE
In Large Quantities can be Found
J. C; METJSSDORFFER & BRO.'S
5. V. corner of Morrison and Front
streets, Portland Oregon.
Also Caps of erery style, and Boys' and
Girls' Hats in large varieties. Give us a call
JPARR & BROTHER. '
BUTCHERS & MEAT VENDERS.
Thankful tor past favors of the public
respectfully ask a continuance of the same.
We shall deliver to our patrons all the bert
qualities of Stall Feed Beef, also Mutton,
Pork, Poultry etc., as usual twice a week, oa
Tuesdays and Saturdays !
TRAYED OR STOLEN.
A fine bred, Cherry red, two
year old HEIFER, marked with a
blH in the right ear. and a few
white hairs in the forehead.. Any
person giving information as to where sht
may be found will be liberally rewarded.
KW Word left at the Enterprise office will
be received. SAAC FARR.
MAKE YOUR HOMES
HOW CAN WE DO IT?
Shanahan & Co.'s
mmm Aim Am
One door south froa the-corner of First and
Morrison streets, near the Western,
And buy a few of those Lovely Pic
iures, which will furnish your
-IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IU
M U SI CAL INSTR UMENTS,
FINE ENGRA VINGS,
THE FINEST AND LARGEST STOCK
of Engravings, Crotnos, Plain and col
ored Lithographs, etc., ever before offered
in this market, just received and for sale at
GREATLY EEDUCED PRICES 1
Views of Columbia River Scenery!
Constantly on hand.
Sixteen Years in Oregon.
S. J. M'CORMIGK,
Pioneer Bookseller and Publisher
Of this State, desires to inform all his oli
customers (and as many new ones as idt
not be acquainted witn tha fact) that he still
continues to operate at the
FRANKLIN BOOK STORE,
lud Front Street, Portland.
(biactlt opposite mount hood)
"Where ho is prepared to furnish
INSTRUCTION BOOKS for all kinds
CHIUCH IITJ1C BOOKS,
BASS, VIOL, GUITAR and VI0LI
And every other article in the above line-
Not a subject of Doubt. t
Neweli's Plumonary Syrup is the xn8t ,
fective aud never failing remedy for a-1 .
tioos of the throat and luDgs. Jy
m ' sm.