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Oregon City, Oregon ,
T. C. IKKLA.NI. EDITOR AXD PUCrKJETOU.
June 25, 1869.
T. COS CANAL. PROJECT.
Tup: "Weekly Enterprise of March
1 3th 1809, contained th-3 following para
We understand that the V. T. Company
arc petitioning the Common Council for
4 be riirht of way through a portion of this
city for the locks proposed to be built by 1
that Company. The Council should grant
no more exclusive"' privileges to parties
desiring river frontage, and the Board
should see to it that a-i soon as the shan
ties at the foot of Third street are sold by
the Sheriff, the purchaser shall remove
them. There is plenty of private property
that can be had for these depots, ware
housed, and canal, without the city ceding
its property to persons for self aggrandize
ment. We do not wish to be understood
us opposing the P. T. Co.'s canal project
but we throw this out as an intimation
t.'Ot the Council may be humbugged, and
commit an error, unless they watch them
Acting upon the spirit of this sugges
tion the Council obtained the legal opin
ion of Hon. W. C. Johnson, which was
ulo published in this paper, in full, un
der date of April 19th 18G9. In the opin
i irt of Mr. Johnson the city would be lia
ble for damages in certain cases, and that
gentlemen proceeded to point out the
way in which the Council might act, with
out incurring such risk. This opinion
was extensively read, commented upon,
and deemed to be correct. Subsequent
to this action, Judge Smith as Attorney
for the Company, appeared before the
Coaueil with what purported to bo the
pe'Uion of the l T. Co., for the vacation
of a pori'coi of Water street for the pur
poses and uses therein set forth, said peti
tion being simply signed : " A. A. McCul
ly?Presidcnt P. T. Co' Accompanying
this petition was a paper purporting to
convey the assent of the adjacent property
holders to thj proposed vacation. These
p;i pers were referred to City Attorney'
EPeCown, and on last Monday evening the
following report wa3 placed on file by
the Council :
To the City Council of Orcsron City:
Ui imomeTi la tne matrer 01 the vacation ot
Wutt-r utivct, in Oregon City, as prayed for by A.
A. Met 'nUy, 1 'resident of the People's Transpor
ts! ion Company, rt tVrrod to me by your honorable
Co UH-il, I linvc to say: That,
In the consideration of this subject the utmost
caut ion $id care .should be exercised ; that every
ni t arid reiuiu-ment of law ehould W complied
with, strictly, before you shoul 1 be asked to rrant
th:; 'l ayer of a citizen, involving no less than the
v : v. ni; h;:i' v. t of ii' ol onr public thoroughfares
ind t'ie closing of the same forever as a public
The icper marked "A" is, I .suppose, intended
.'.'jr !.. petition to your Hon. Council, required by
ec '';.- 4 of cluiptor -14 Cod ; of l,invs of Oregon,
j t is defective, in the tirst place, in not being ad-U-es.-.e
I to any " bo!y "-corporate, known to the
law. i here iein no sucii oouy-eorpcrate in ex
i!c niv as the "It m. Common Couneil of Oregon
n-p. 2, Art. 1, City Charter. There is
i-eiLier a ;Ij.jc to trie so-ealu-d petition, nor any
v vord evidence of its havLas Ijeen tiled or present
ed: it thi-rvre fails to show that it was presented
riled thirty days prior to the time set for hear
tli;.' same. This, however, is such a detect as,
in my jtiiLrmcnt miht be remedied.
Tite sw-ealle.l petition is very indefinite and tm
e.'Tiain as to how much of Water street the so-.d!.-d
petitioner d--sires vacated. In accordance
"vi.ii chap. 41 of Code it should appear precisely
an I definitely how much of Water street it is de-.--iv
l be vacated, i.e. just how many feet and
inches. The boundaries, or starting point and
Uamiutis, should be so deimite, certain and fixed,
taat there never could arise in the future the
possibility of a doubt as to what portion of the
ha! 1 street was vacate.!.
The so-called petition is still more defective in
ibis particular in reference to the Alleys : As it is
utterly imiKissible, by the so-called petition, to de
termine what Alleys, or how in itch of them, peti
tioner, A. A.T-.IoCully Es.'i., desires vacated.
1 ti.Trr of the opinion that the only safe rule of
construction of the law requiring the names of
persons to be riven, who are particularly affected
! y tlu proposed vacation, would be to require, in
addu ion to tlu ir mimes, a brief statement of their
invests severally in the adjacent pro? ?rt y ; And
it ribald also appear that the persons names in
clude ail of the adjacent property owners. It does
not s a pwar : Hut on the contrary, it ia a notori-
his iaet. i hir' are a uumber of persons not named
i n said list, who are owaers of lots abutting on and
adjoining .-aid Alleys, leading- into Water street.
IV rca.lin r Chapter 41 or1 Laws of Oregon you
.-;!l observe that a petition,such a one as thorn des-
eruj. d.is the foundation, the beuinninpr, the eondi
t : : tg veedenr of an action to procure the vacation
(! n stveetor alley. Therefore, if the foundation
' h-i.cK ciive in any essential particulars all subse
' .p.ient acts will be wronsr. or rather null and void so
lar as they attempt to divest a vested riyht.
iiy cnmpirirc- the. so-called petition with the
e:wrrbrr edto, lam of the opinion that is fatally
'.elective m ail the particulars I have herein nam-
-;, save one: the date and time of rih'n--- nnd H, ,f
e i! aei in
t !;! desired b
petitioners Would be doten.fa.,1
'fi,.. :. w l
te uiw before referred to, requires the petition
o obtain the assent of the adiacnt
. i -Tiers. Al ter a eareful examination of the law
anl the authorities, I aiii of the opinion that this
ix-M'-i- is m ehect a deed, and that the same rules
rectors. nrsm-vU- ,.a
...... ... ,.,.t,., t.-. i.v execution of " deed
-.l.-a-wise. aeopy of whinny SrtK
-a.ion, so tar as 1 am aoie to luda-e from th
4 -;'.-is in ints c&se, ana tins 1
Icn -e I tavft
ia;e ouiy evi-
-Vu'ahi, The recital in the assent, where it
i '.ees; "Whereas. The People's Transpor
"'q':1. ro:-i,:'"y desire to obtain a ilht of
, etc., etc., tlien jroes 011 and consents
;o sue vacation of the whole of Water street,
ret 11accoruiir.ee with th nc;. a
Hi'. Who or.'v nV tnr
a , -e; -el !; .,;,. rCl
1 a - -.hi, t !. assent sav .') ?t 5a 0 n.
!,; fie t'r,
ai ci t
T1 .;.'','?;;; Corv:rri?tir.
- V'Hy C juncil uf Oresiou City.
" 1 ' V1 !V.tvraVan'-t vae Water street, or
. ae a .xeys lea. an; t hereto,on the so-called petition
wo,u 1 result m nothing niore than expensive and
os'.ly at ieatioii m the future, and
'V ,: "T 1 uca:u aro l'ncable. Then let us apply
t !. - rula to what pnnrts to bo the asn of ad'-t-c-
-i! proVH . y owners. I'.y close observation you
v.d see that there are about six erasures and
t v-n r-nve int rimed words therein, the etleefc of
' -w I. , 1 "nVli Ma(le tht m' and when
- - !U:',k- Uu ".!iy event thev are hi-h-l
. ei.v enenabiC, and n made by the party 6v a
s.vaa-.-. r m certain cases, renders the deed void,
: aim a matter lmwinsr such valuable interests
ks tuts de,es should not be kft to be the fruitful
I V7 " 'T'V' Th0 ";lnt" not proper v
t .- v edi a deed, and. even if properly L,iirS
'''., OL l',e sixs,.Ups tlurm are not canrelle-l
utr se is to Le mdo kind of au attempt to
eae ,iie consent of two corporations present
.aid assent Now, a eurperatiou acts by a-entV
0t tb: or act of'a cor
f' Miat !c la Proration by tbe
ell h 1 rCr-, with the seal
i 'V i r' UR', U y individual
r-1 .havc ration or other amhoritv in S
..e; UAH UIO inJiir.UH 1 t;
A 1 - f K
Api'i.vnij these rules to the assent we find
t l it neiiher the IVosde's Transportation Co
" .or 'he t);goa C;iy Mannfa.-tnrin Company
!; ice (riven their consent to the pvorn0d vi
' , ,
to vacate, etc. Article 1, Section 2, of City
Charter, defines the name,and the only name,
of the body exercising corporate powers for
Oregon City, and any other name used for
your Council would be meaningless, and of
course should be treated as a nullity.
In conclusion : While 1 deem it the duty
of yoar Council to do every act in your pow
er to facilitate travel and the transnortation
of freight in our State and to aid in advanc
ing the material prosperity of our city and
recognizing- your cower tu the fullest extent
to Tacate a street or alley when in vour
judgment the proper steps have been taken
and lne interest of the public demands it;
anu wnnout interposing an objection to the
vacation of any street within the corporate
limits of your city when demanded for the
public benefit, I am reluctantly compelled to
advise you that in this ca?e in my opinion
no single step has been taken properly.
That neither the petition of A. A. McCul
ly was the assent of the few of the many
property holders is of any value whatever
when tested by the law applicable to and
governing this case for the reason herein
Further, Tbat your Hon. Council cannot
on the papers in tills case vacate one foot of
W ater street or the alleys leading thereto.
If petitioners would still desire thatthe vaca
tion be made of any portion of the streets
or alleys of Oregon City let them file a peti
tion conforming to the one described in the
laws of this State and adhere strictly to the
statute for such cases made and provided.
And they can then get the action of the City
Council in the matter.
Hoping this may prove satisfactory to
you, I am Gentlemen.
Very ilespectf'ully your obt., servant.
F. O. McCOWN, City Attorney.
We have been thus particular to state
the facts in reference to this matter, inas
much as we do not believe that the P. T.
Company intend to build a canal and
locks around the Falls, but, in our opin
ion, they would be glad to have their
plans and project defeated in some such
manner as above indicated, and then
throw the responsibility of their defeat
back upon the council of this city.
The Council have thus far met the Com
pany in a spirit of kindness, and an ex
pense has already been incurred, by the
Council in favoring the Company. amount
ing to about sixty dollars, which the tax
payers must pay, unless the Council should
provided ways and means for the collec
tion of such claims from the parties who
are responsible for the same.
"We expect that the P. T. Company will
not thank us for thus publicly exposing
their operations in this matter but we
are determined to place the subject fairly
before the public, let it offend whom it
may. We have not the slightest objec
tion to the vacation of Water street en
tire, or any other portion of the public
property, where it can be done with
profit to the community. ' Right wrongs
The following paragraph is from the
Extertoisb of April 24th 1S69 :
The People's Transportation Company
pretend, or represent, that they want cer
tain public streets of this city for the pur
poses of constructing a steamboat canal.
To this there can be no objection, provid
ed that the company proceed according
to law to obtain the right of way. But
when they attempt to make a " cat's paw"
of the Common Council for such purpose,
serious objections may be interposed.
The brida's fate, by Mrs. Emma D. E.
N. Sonthworth, a sequel to " Tbe Changed
Brides," is ia press and will be published
in a few days by T. B. Teterson &, Broth
ers, Philadelphia. It will command a
very large sale, as it is fully equal to
" Tbe Changed Brides." " Fair Play,''
and " How he Won. her.7' which have
proved to be three of the best novels ever
published, and which are having unpre
cedented sales, for Mrs. Southworth is, be
yond all doubt, the first female novelist of
this day. It will be issued in a large
duodecimo volume of over five hundred
pages, in uniform style with " the chang
ed brides," " fair play," and " how he
won her," and sold at the low price of
$1 75 in cloth, or $1 50 ia paper cover.
A document purporting to be a voice
of universal Intelligence, issued by Doc
tor (?) Jeff. B. Fancher, CS William street.
New York, has found its way into thou
sands of hands in this State, by secret ad
dresses. We turned our attention, to an
investigation of the matter about two
weeks ago and can safely assert that it
is only another issue by one of those
swindlers who hive in and about Xew
York. If you should obtain a copy of
the document, treat it as a swindle.
Fidhiug is yet progressing at the falls.
The salmon have this year jumped higher,
and made greater effort than ever before,
to scale the fall, owing perhaps to the low
stage of water. They have been soon to
jump fully 20 feet out of the water at
times during the.season. As a result of this
o'er leaping ambition" many have killed
themselves, and boatmen report hundreds
of them along the shore dead.
Hog3 must not be allowed to run at
large within the corporate limits of this
city, if their owaers wish to save costs.
We observe notices to this effect posted
up about the city.
There has been more hot weather so
far in June than in any straight year,
since our arrival in Oregon. For three
days this week the thermometer aggre
gate 9G, northern exposure, in this city.
The first few loads of brick have been
hauled and laid upon the street in place
for the Odd Fellow's Hall in this city.
The work will be vigoroiicly pushed on,
from Monday next.
The Indians are having another medi
cine dance on the Island at the falls. We
did sot learn what one of the band is
sick, nor the cause of his illness.
Mr. C. M. Kester will soon remove
his sack factory to 'the Oregon City Mills,
where he has secured a privilege to run
his machines by water.
Tiev. Mr. Blaksley one of the Editors
of the PaciSc, called upon us on Tuesday
last. Mr. Blaksley is traveling almost
constantly ia the interest of his excellent
We invite your attention to Acker
rnan's new advertisement in this issue of
e invite attention to the advertise
ment of the Union Woolen Mills, ca the
fourth page of this paper.
Charnrin received another supply of
oods by steamer 2tcfc this week.
An article in the June number
of Putnam's Magazine, shows us
that we are not yet so much near
er to " remote Ind " and " ancient
Cathay " as is generally supposed ;
nor is our triumph so easy or as
sured, when we have opened our
Pacific route. For from
Tjondcn to Canton via Suez it is 10,000 miles
From N. Y. to Canton via Panama. .11,500 "
" " Faeitic Railroad. 10,500 "
London to Canton via, " " 13,500 "
New York to Canton via Suez Canal . . 1 1,500 "
Or, taking time as the test for
the transit from London, it will
compare as follows, by their route
and ours :
By Marseilles By N. Y. and
and Bombay. San Francisco.
London to Hong Kong.. 39 days 47 days
London to Shanghai.... 43 " 43 "
London to Yokohama... 43 " 38 "
Thus, strange as it may seem,
the distance between New York
and Canton via Panama Avill be as
great as via Suez ; and American
control of Eastern trade is thus
made dependent on that communi
cation, which cannot compete by
railroad routes with the cheaper
and more convenient transit by
water. For as matters stand to
day, the shortest and cheapest
route from our Atlantic ports for
Indian and Chinese trade is via
Suez Canal ; taking into considera
tion the three thousand miles. of
transportation by Pacific Railroad,
with two reshipments. The differ
ence of cost has been calculated as
three to one in favor of the, former.
The Caaal across the Isthmus of
Darien, once established as a rival
to the Suez, would be a formidable
one; for it would be available for
sailing vessels, while the latter is
not; and the dangers of the navi
gation of the lied Sea would be
avoided, and the passages shorter
in point of time. But the only
comet way to gain the time neces
sary i to compete with the Suez
foutc, will be for the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company to make its
Paciic Coast Station in this lati
tude and connect with the railroad
at San Francisco. By so doing
there would be a saving of at least
three days sailing, and with the
Railroad connections completed,
five days could be saved, from
Xew York to China, via Portland,
The city election in Portland
came too soon after the election in
Washington Territory to carry for
the Democrats. The Walla Walla
voters did not come to time hence
the city went Itcpuhlican by ma
jorities rancrin from 444 to 162.
Everr llepublicaii nominee was
elected. The officers are as fol
lows : Mayor IX Goldsmith ; Re
corder, Levi Anderson ; Marshal,
Philip Saunders, Gallant Phil.
Auditor, W. S. Caldwell : Treasu
rer, E. D. Backenstos ; Attorney,
Cyrus A. Dolph; Surveyor, II. J.
Stevenson; Street Commissioner,
Jacob Shartle ; Assessor Oscar
Kilbourn. There were three new
Councilmen, 1st Ward Cincinnati
Pills; 2d Ward Walter Moffitt;
3d V ard, J J. C. Lewis all re-pub
licans, elected. When the Coun
cilmen elect, have qualified, the
City Council will stand as follows :
Six Republicans, three Democrats,
First Ward Oree, Pills, Ripley,
Second 'Ward Preck, Porter, Mof-
htt, Third Ward Pesser, Hor
I lie JMiitor 01 the Kjommer-
cialis very much troubled concern
ing the proofs for the existence of
a God. v hy don t he offer a prize
for a treatise on "Natural Theolo-
His peculiar experience as
writer of such profound editorials,
as are found in the columns of his
paper, must have induced in him
such a doubting state of mind
We recommend him to rest a while
from his arduous labors, and study
such works, as "Butler's Analogy,"
Chadbttm's "Natural Theology"4fcc
It is said that a culprit named
Pmchard been let free from
Multnomah County by the pay
ment of the paltry sum f $ 1,000.
He was accused of the clmQ 0I
murder. We ask that some ex
planation of this matter bo made
If cut throats and theives are to
be set at liberty thus why is it?
In this connection we should also
like to know whether the abscond
ing member of the firm of Sum
mers & Ellis, Astoria, has been re
turned to justice?
Slight shocks of an earthquake
were felt at Olympia on last Sun
day afternoon and on Monday
morning at 5 o'clock the last one
being strong enough to waken
sleeping persons. The vibrations
were from south to north, and last
ed about four seconds. At Steila
coom, the Monday morning shock
was quite sensibly felt.
Senator Williams did not
reach Portland until the arrival of
the steamer of this week. lie
came overland having left Omaha
one Thursday at half past four
o'clock p. si. , and dined at the
Cosmopolitan in San Francisco on
the following Tuesday. About
120 hours travel.
The Pacific Churchman of
June 17th began its fourth volume.
The Churchman is under the im
mediate supervision of Rev. J.
Lloyd Breck, D. D., of the mis
sionary College of St. Augustine,
Benicia, Cal., and is editcdby the
Clergy of the College.
Sacramento is working to get
the new Calibmia branch Mint.
Sacramento dtserves the mint for
her enterprise, 'and by the follow
ing from the kee, it-will be seen
she is doing a rood thing to get it:
Whatever Sacramento has she
gained honestlj ; she worked for it.
It will be notued that neither ot
these San Francisco journals offer
a single reason why the new Mint
should not be focated in Sacramen
to, or make the least pretense that
this is not by far the better site. If
this were not a new question we
would be silert; but a new Mint
for California has been ordered and
a new one is to be erected. The
Johnson Adminstration, which had
no foresight, vas inordinately ex-
travagant and had no regard ior
public economy, bought tor some
thing like 210,000 a site upon a
miserable sand dome, blown up
from the sea, where every foot of
the foundation will have to be pil
ed at an enormous cost where the
building will have to be tied to
gether with heavy irons to keep it
irom fallino- where the material
will cost extravagantly, and in a
place where it will cause the loss
ot much time and money to the
w -mm V
rmblic to reach it. W e have 111
Sccramento some nine public
squares, each 340 by 340 feet (with
the alley closed) so that each con
tains 115,600 square feet. Several
ol them are located in the heart
of the city, some within two blocks
of the State Capital, and we offer
free to the Government as a site for
the Mint any one of these squares
its engineers may select and thus
to begin on, save to the nation
Referring to to the remarks
of Vice-President, Schuyler Colfax,
at Chicago on the 10th ult., where
he said that he believes that, with
in ten years, California will rival
jSTew Enorland in Manufacturing.
The Yreka Journal says :
Some will laugh at the prophesy,
as they did ten years ago at the
building of the Pacific liailroad ;
but where is the lauc-h now ? So
it will be with Colfax's prophesy
ten years will see it fulfilled. He
belongs to a class of men who look
forward, not backward: workers,
not growlers. The day of the ox-
whip and luriat have passed away
from the Pacific coast forever, and
their places will be filled by the lo
comotive, the turning lathe and the
In the opinion of very many
good men tho time has come when
a Reform School for boys is ne
cessary in Oregon. It is no cred
it to parents that such is the fact
but it is nevertheless true. The
Herald of Thursday last says :
The Sentinel complains of hav
ing too many bad boys in La
Grande, and believes that a house
of correction would be a good in
stitution. There is scarcely a town
in the State but what is afilicted
in the same way, and we think
that the next Legislature should
take the matter in hand and pro
vide for the erection of a State in
stitution of this character.
Hon Anderson Cox, of Wal
la Walla County, comes out in &
letter in the Walla Walla Union
exposing the perfidy of Governor
h landers. JSLr. Cox is a time-tried
and reliable Republican.
In 1840 Iowa contained 42,000
inhabitants. Now she has one
million inhabitants ; 1,500 miles
of railroad, and 200 newspapers.
The wort of grading the block
for the site of the Government
building at Portland has begun.
The Evening Commercial
welcomed Senator Williams home
in theb? words:
The welcome of Judge Wil
liams last evening was cordial, and
he with good taste, avoiding in his
response anything tending to neut
ralize the good feeling existing
among his constituents. lie spoke
of the future of Portland and of
Oregon, and predicted that within
three years the traveler could step
aboard the cars and eat, sleep and
drink, and smoke on the train, un
til he arrived at any of the great
points east. In this he was right.
The experience of northwestern
men like him, teaches that railroads
constitute the paramount compo
nent parts of modern civilization,
and here in Oregon we are as well
provided by nature, as could be
wished, with all the necessary geo
graphical, geological, herbage, and
mineral advantages which are
sought by the intelligent emigrat
ing portions of civilized peoplefLet
our business men remember these
words of Judge Williams and as
sist in supporting every means of
development at hand not except
ing the newspapers, that when the
good time arrives all will be ready
to adapt themselves to the new or
der of thinc-s.
5FAsk your neighbor to sub
scribe for the ExTEKrrjsi:.
"Veeltly Commercial Review.
Oregon City, June 26, 1S69. f
It 13 said that tbe lack of rain, and
ate hot weather, has affected the grain
crop of this valley so far as relates to
spring sown crops. Oats seem to be.
heading well, but the straw is not so fully
matured as ordinary. There need be no
ears however, none in the least, but
what the 3,000.000 bushels will be for
export, and we firmly believe that wheat
will be worth one dollar per bushel. The
Farmer thinks " that those who have still
held on to last year's wheat and oats will
not regret it."
The power of nations, in the last analy-
sis, comes down to a question of wheat
and coal. That Government can stand
up to hard fighting the longest which
can produce the greatest crops of wheat
while war i3 raging, and which can keep
afloat the most steam war vessels.
The bark Edward James is now load
ing in New York City for Portland direct.
McCraken, Merrill & Co., Portland, are
Our New York and Liverpool dates
quote wheat higher and tho prices asked
for spring wheat in the former market was
somewhat exciting on the 21st. There is
an advance of 2 cents per hundred pounds
on wheat in San Francisco, since our last
publication the market closing firm at
$1 C2 for choice milling on the 22d.
The extreme ranges of the market on
wheat were given at $1 30 to SI 62 on
that day. Oats California range SI 30 to
$1 Co ; Oregon $1 CO to SI 70 always a
few cents ahead on the ICth inst, the
Alia deemed it prudent to " score" the
Sacramento Union for its treatment of
the subject of the price of wheat last
year, saying that by such course it allow
ed the best interests of the State to become
the butt of Ethiopian malignity. And
that heavy losses were entailed upon far
mers and local shippers, when, by a judi
cious course the whole of the crop might
have been sold at fair prices fdr foreign
risk and account, prices of wheat on
the ICth of June, as compared with the
same day last year, ars as follows :
jLiverpool. New York. S. F.
18GS 13s. 10(1. $2 05(u2 80 $2 50(2 (30
1869 9 5 1 601 70 1 50G.il 00
At this date the Alia saw no hope nor
prospect of an advance in the market
this year yet there has been an advance,
in San Francisco since June 16th, and ar
rivals of new wheat there are already
On Thursday last Messrs. Diller &
Miller shipped ten barrels of the product
of their Salmon fishery, to Roseburg. The
fish put up by them are seldom excelled.
Tho Unionist persists in saying that
George Francis Train will not be in Port
land to " orate" on the 5th of July. Salem
is to celebrate, yon see. The Portland
papers assert emphatically thai he will be
there and if he is carry out that little
plan with C. II Myers, 110 First street,
for gas pipe, he must come to Portland.
There will be a called meeting of
Pioneer Lodge, No. 1, Order of the East
ern Star, held at Masonic Hall on Mon
day evening next. A full attendance is
desired as business of importance must be
attended to. There will probably be no
regular meeting on Monday evenina:
Senator Williams will please accept
our thanks for a copy of the Land Office
Report for 1807, Agricultural Report
1867, and the Smithsonian Report for
1867 all valuable works for reference.
Barlow & Fuller have on commission
an invoice of finely finished shot-guns, for
sale at the low price of $10 wch.
Masoxic. The following officers
were elected yesterday, by the
Grand Lodge of Masons, now in
session in this city; IX G. Clark, of
Corvaliis. G. M.; T. McFPatton,
of Salem, D. G. M; Stroud of Scio,
S. G. W; Samuel Hughes, of For
est Grove, J. C. W ; B. F. Brown
of Salem, Grand Treasurer; J. E.
Hurford, of Portland, Grand Sec
retary; J. R. Baylcy, of Corvaliis,
Chairman of Committee on Educa
tional Fund. Herald.
Just as We Expected. Col.
Van Cleve, of the Albany Regis
ter, has gone and done it at fast.
An Albany beauty has captured
him, and he is now "fixed to stay."
It is clear now what Van meant
when he said "Everything is love
ly" at Albany, when we last saw
him. We suspected him then of
having found something more than
ordinary lovely, and we are happy
to learn that we did him no wrong
fulness. Van, we laugh with you.
Myrtle Ceeek Mixes. A resi
dent of this city who has just re
turned from the Myrtle Creek
mines, gives it as his opinion that
they will yield this season more
profitably than any placer dig
gings on the northern coast. There
are about one hundred and fifty
men now at work, some of them
making big wages. The owuers
of one claim who sunk a hole to
the bed rock, eleven feet deep,
found paying dirt all the way
down and took from the bed rock
$19, from an area of two feet sqnare.
Others have found prospects equal
ly good. Oregonian,
Advice Gratis. We advise
all our friend those who wish to
have first-class upholstery work
done in all its branches at very
reasonable charges, to call at tho
furniture and bed dins establish -
ment of Paul Richter & Co., corn-
er irirst any balmon. Commer-
At the residence of Mrs. Coburx the
bride's sister, in Canemah, June 23rd.
1869, by Rev. C. W. Todd. MR. JAMES
M. KELTY to MISS SARAH M. SCOTT,
both of La Fayette, Yamhill county Ore
iron. THE OREGON
73 FIKST St., PORTLAND
Bet. Stark and Washington.
LORYEA & KALLF.HBERG,
DRUGS, MEDICINES, Chemicals,
Fancy and Toilet Articles,
Fine Wines, Brandies, and Whiskies
For Medicinal Purposes.
Brushes and Perfumcilcs,
Of the Latest Styles and
Cooking Extracts, Essential Oils,
Herbs, etc., etc.,
And an Assortment of all Popular
Evertthing Kept in a
AVIL.L HE SOLD
At Greatly Reduced Frices I
Soothing Syrup 25 Cents.
Citrate Magnesia 25 Cents.
Brown's Bronchial Troches 25 Cents.
And Other Articles in Proportion.
filed teal anci Surgical Aid
FKEE OF CHARGE I
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Compounded under the Special
Dr. A. II. ICALLEVlJEIiG.
Headquarters Department Columbia,
Office Chief Quartermaster,
Portland Oregon, J una 17, 1S()9. )
By authority from Ike Commanding Gen
eral of the Departmen., Sealed Proposals
will be received at this oHSre up to noon on
the first day of July, 1n6'J, for supplying at
Camp Harney, Oregon
l,2UO,ooo ponnds of Hay, and 100,000
pounds of Straw.
The Government reserves the right to re
ceive the whole or any portion of the Hay
or Straw tbat may be contracted for, and to
reject any and all bids.
Proposals for any portion of the articles
required will be entertained. They must be
endorsed outside, "Sealed Proposals lor
Hay or Straw" (as the cas inay be), and
must be in triplicate. The usual deposit of
live per cent. Vrill be required.
The delivery must begin by the 1st of Au
gust, (if required,) and be completed on or
before Nov. Suth, next.
Three Mowers belonging to the United
States are at the Post and will be hired at a
fixed rate, to the contractors, if desired.
PROPOSALS for the Transportation of
200,000 pounds, more or less, of Government
Stores from Camp C. F. Smith, to Camp
Warner, will be received up to the same
time. They must also be in triplicate and
be endorsed, tc, and state the price per
pound. R. SAXTON,
Evt. Brig. Gen. Cliief Or. Mas. Dept. Col.
JOHN F. MILLER,
Successor to J. F. MILLER $ Co.,
MANUFACTURER OF AXD DEALER IN
Hoots suid SStocs !
At tfie Oregon City Boot and Shoe
Store, Main street.
TEE BEST SELECTION
Of Ladies', Gents', Roys', and Children's
Doots and Shoes, oh hand or made to order.
JTINAL SETTLEMENT. '
In County Court of Clackamas County,
State of Oregon :
In the matter of the estate of John Killin,
deceased: To the heirs, creditors, and all
persons interested in said estate, yeu are
notified that B. Killin. administrator of said
estate has riled his final account and asked
to be discharged from such administration,
and the Court has fixed
Monday, the 2nd day of August,
1869 for the hearing ef said application, when
j-ou can appear and be heard and file objec
tions to the allowance of such account and
discharge, if you desire so to do.
SX. T. MATLOCK,
33.4t) County Judge.
PAUL RICHTEH & Co.,
(Successor toG.C. RIDER,)
rW-r FIRST & SAL
ELsisA Opposite Hurgren Slnndler'it,
Spring, Hair, Feather, Wool,KEoss
AND PULU BEDS!
AXD DEALER IN
BLANKETS, BED-SPREADS, COUNTER
PANES, COMFORTERS, SHEETS, PIL
LOW CASES AND ALL KINDS OF
1FB Oregon made Furniture constantly
kept on hand. Furniture Repaired, cleaned
and varnished. 32df
1 "NT OTICE.
j To whom it may concern, I from this
date torbld anJ. oae to credit mv wife on
my account. WM. F. SMITH.
Oiejon City, June 21ih, lbCO.
LIFE INSURANCE CDMP'Y !
YTTTr!-CTV CT TT?C OT? A TlIfTJTn a
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Gash Capital $1,000,000 1
CHARTERED BY SPECIAL ACT OF
CLARENCE II. CLARK, President.
JAY COOKE, Chairman Finance
And Executive Committee.
HENRY D. COOKE, Vice President.
EMERSON W.PEET, Secretary and Actuary
E. S. TURNER, Assistant Secretary.
FRANCIS G. S.MITI1,M.D., Medical Director.
J. EWING MEARS, M. D., Assistant.
WM. E. CHANDLER, Washington, D. C,
and Geo. HARDING, Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Clarenee H.Clark, Jay Cooke,
F. Ratchford Starr, J. Hinckley Clark, Geo.
F. Tyler, W. G. Moorhead.
Washington, Henry D. Cooke, E.A.Rollins
Wrn. E. Chandler, John D. Defrees.
New York, Edw. Dodge, 11. C. Fahnestock.
MEDICAL. ADVISARY BOARD t
J. K. BARNES, Surg.Gen'l. U.S. A.
P.J. HORWITZ, Chief of iled. Dept. U. S.A.
D. W. BLISS, M. D.
Wells, Fargo & Co-
FOR THE PACIFIC COAST.
AGENT FOR OREGON.
OFFICE IN CREE'S BUILDING,
(Up stairs, bet. Front and First sts.)
ENTRANCE ON STARK STREET,
OF THE NATIONAL ARE :
ITS CHARTER IS PERPETUAL,
LOW RATES OF PREMIUM,
ALL POLICIES NON-FORFEITING,
GREA T SE CUR J T V
5? Policies issued on all the most popu
lar plans, including the RETURN PREMIUM
PLAN, by which plan all the premhraia paid
will be returned at the death of the party
insured, together with the full asmrant of the
Ths Cash Capital of $1,000,000
IS DEPOSITED IN THE
United States Treasury!
tT" And the Premium Reserve, or Re-Insurance
Fund, is invested in or loaned upon,
the following securities, and no other.
Ileal Estate Bonds and Mort
gages, on unencumbered
WORTH IN EACH CASE, AT LEAST
Double tlie Amount Loaned I
Stotfss of the United States !
Stocks of the Several States !
Stocks of Pncorporatcd Cities!
Premiums Paid in Gold or Currency!
THE UNDERSIGNED HAYING RECEIV
ED THE STATE AGENCY FOR
OREGON, IS NOW P3EPARED "
TO RECEIYE AITUCAT.ION.S,'
FOR POLICIES ON ALL.
Tlio Best DPlan
Adopted by tnis Company 1
FARTIES DESIRING TO INSURE THEIR
LIVES ARE REQUESTED TO CALL
ON THE UNDERSIGNED. AT HIS
OFFICE PREVIOUS TO INSUR
ING ELSEWHERE, AS BY SO
DOING THEY WILL
SAVE From 25 to 45 per Cent.,
ON THE A MO UNT OF PREMIUM
PAID OTHER COMPANIES.
A. D. EL.L.IS, M. D.
Northwest cor. Stark and Front ids.,