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About The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1869)
Oregon City, Oregon ,
I), jr. McKENNEY, Er-iTOK.
Jonx Myers, Fixaxcial Agent.
Saturday : : September 25, 1869.
Forte of Uie Chinese Champion.
True to the policy of its party the Orc
ejr.wm. when, embarrassed by adverse
iiivl stubborn facts resorts to subterfuges
mid misrepresentation, for the purpose of
extricating itself from such embarrass
ment, and for the further purpose of di
verting attention from the true objects of
that party. As an example in point, that
paprr of the 20th inst., by the following
language, insinuates that we contended
that the Republican amendments to the
Chinese treaty conferred citizenship upon
the Chinese coming to this country, viz :
-Sot long f go we stated that Ihe.-e is a
clause in the tveatv which declares that
nothing contained in that instrument shall
be held to confer naturalization on the
HiLpjcLs of China in the United States.
The i;xjKiin:isK vehemently denied this
hiatement, said it was false and that we
A:; Ave hare said before Ave accepted as
;i true copy of the amendments to the orig
inal t realy, the articles which were pub
lished in the Oregonian of the 7lh of August
18iJ3. t .such published articles con
tained no clause Avhieh declared.
" That nothing contained in that instru-ia-nt
should he held to confer naturaliza
tion 0:1 the .subjects of China residing in
the United Stales."'
And when that paper afterwards de
clared that such additional articles con
tained such a cl.iv.se Ave denied it. And
this denial -hat paper ?;iliully and falsely
misconstrues, and renders it into a declar
tion on our part that these additional ar
ticles did confer citizenship upon the
Chinese residing in this country. As an
example Ave give the following extract
from the Oregonian of the 20th inst., viz:
X)v let us quote this very Avise editor
aramst himself. Ho is "not aware that1
uny person has claimed that the (pending)
treaty would coiner any such rigct (nat
uralization) upon Chinamen residing in
this country." We will refresh the mem
ory of this writer. In the Kvna:nu.sH of
fceplembcr -Jth, after quoting article five
of the treaty, he said :
This is all there i-4 in tho treaty on thisuhject.
TWs tiiis iui'l.'i'l the naturalisation of ChinaiiM-n 1
AS'iiat does the riulitto ehm-re the person's iille
trianeo m':m I It a.-suvedly means the rhrht to
renounce allegianoo to ouc t'ovevnmout ami be
naturalized an I become a cit izen of another, and
as such entitled to the same rights a natural
born eili.e:i:5 ut' his adopted country and govern
ment. This riuhr, is recognized in the Republican
addition to the China trouty, which if carried out
in i?jod fait) 1 m ;:un thR Tho Chinese may bo
naturalized and become American citizens, and
Americans may become naturalized and become
Thus it will be seen that this most learn
ed editor, only two Aveeks ago argued that
the treaty icuuil confer this right of natu
ralization. Now "he knows of no person
who has ever argued anything of the
Now this does not prove that Ave claim
ed that the Republican treaty with China
would naturalize the Chinese residing in
the United States, but Ave iu ell'ect claimed
that it simply, as an inducement for
Chinese immigration to this country, re
1st. As a riirht that the Chinese might
become citizens of the United States the
same as any other foreigners a right
which had not bevn previously recognized
by this government
2nd. That good faith Avould require this
government to carry out this recognition
lv so chamrino: our naturalization laws
that the Chinese micht become naturalized
citizens of the United States.
And Ave Aviil further add that there en.
lie but little doubt that the Republica
oarfv intends to enfranchise 1 lie Chinese
if the loth amendment shall be ratified
The Herald says that the Union league
perceiving that that paper is doing great
damage to the radical cause through its
organs would like to draw it off from the
pursuit, and make it follow the old beaten
sddo trails of personality, and individual
criticisms, that lead back to the starting
point, after going for miles through the
crooked tangled bushes. Instead of issues
that alloc t the life of the Republic and the
welfare of the Community, tins Union
League would have us waste our time ly
examining into the private affairs of differ
ent editors on the radical side, and reply
ing to slanderous and silly productions
aimed, at curself. This, says Mr. Scrapie,
and Ave endorse his proposition, take
it to ourself.aud recoirmeod it to all other
journals of the party, Ave cannot afford
to do, because it would be a SAvindle on
our subscribers, who expect better service
of us. This paper Avill Avage Avar on the
Union League, tho Bondholders and the
lmpeiiulists. It will be on the aggressive
U the time. It Avill talk Avith reason to
tnc people, and the result, as evidenced
by its very rapidly increasing circulation.
p!""Vi that its programme of operations is
endorsed by th0 people.
Sr.iTEMKvcv.. The statement
made by the Philadelphia Age. concern
ing the causes of our burdensome taxation
published en the first page of this paper,
are rather blunt truths. We have heard
Htandid Republicans in Oregon
.1 t ! 1
niiuer more lorcioiy iuan eh
rt. t- this
latter-day system of converting business
into excursions ; and having a good time
irea.mry, oy meno; congress: wno, if thev
had auv business here, eared le f,
tJjan the pleasure they enjoyed.
llucstions Answered ami (Questions
The editor of the Oregonian, battling
zealously and bravely, but not wisely, for
his Chinese brethren, asks us "if the
Chinese do not already possess the same
privileges, immunities and exemptions in
respect to travel and residence which may
be enjoyed by the citizens and subjects of
the most favored nations., and if they have
not possessed them for marry years ?'7
Answering the last part of the cpiestion
first, we say No. And for proof that they
have not possessed these rights for many
years, we refer to the following facts :
1st. That a special tax has been im
posed on the Chinese residing on this coast
which was not imposed on the citizens of
the most favored nations.
2d. If the Chinese had previously en
joyed such rights.it would have been non
sense to recognize such rights specifically
in the Republican amendments to the
In regard to the first part of the ques
tion, Ave Avill candidly admit that the Re
publican party has very nearly succeeded
in giving its Chinese allies such rights.
Now, inasmuch as the Oregonian has
assumed the right to be the champion of
Senator Williams as well as of the China
men, Ave propose asking that paper the
folloAving questions :
1st. If the Republican party intended
to exclude Chinamen from the elective
franchise, Avhy did a Radical Senate reject
Senator Corbett's proposition to incorpo
rate in the 15th Amendment the declaration
'That Chinamen not horn in the United
States, and Indians not taxed, should not
be deemed or made citizens of the United
Slates ? (We also asked Senator Williams
to ansAvcr this question, but as yet he has
not done so.)
2d. If it is not the intention of the Re
publican party to ultimately enfranchise
the Chinese for partizan purposes, why do
the Radical Press and party espouse the
Chinese cause Avith such Avannth, and be
come their champiens when politically
od. If the Radical leaders do not intend
to enfranchise the Chinese and use them
for the advancement of that party, Avhy do
the Republican Tress denounce Avhite
laborers (many of whom are Democrats)
as "laboring loafers," and keep up a con
tinual hoAvl for more Chinamen and cheap
4th. If the Chinese enjoyed the same
privileges before the addition of the Re
publican articles to the Chinese treaty,
, . . , " '
wero thcso articles added by that
party at all :
When the foregoing questions shall be
satisfactorily answered, Ave shall have a
few more, to be answered.
Think of It. The Warrant books of the
Treasury Department shoAvs that the ex
penses of the GoA ernment, for the fiscal
year just ended, Avere $oS5.000,000.
This is less than were the expenses of
the Government the year previous, and so
the republican papers make it a point to
cackle over the light expenses of carrying
on our Government ! What a parody !
Five hundred and eighty-five million dollars
expended in a single year by a party that
came into poAer cursing Buchanan for ex
pending sixty-six millions during the last
year of his administration. The republi
can party may extract some comfort by
a comparison of the figures representing
the cost to the people of Buchanan's last
Av'nh those representing Grant's first, year,
but Ave fail to see Iioav. Subtract $GG,-
000.000, from $580,000,000, and you have
fee hundred and twenty millions over and
above Rudiatian's expenditures to ac
count for. Whores the money? Think
of this matter, tax payers. Willamette
Valley Mercury. -
W e quote the following from the
Herald of Thursday last:
At 2 j o'clock yesterday afternoon, a fa
tal affray occurred at the Liva Saloon,
corner of Second and Alder streets, be
tween John (Jack) Harris and "Frank
Whitney.-' in Avhieh the latter Avas killed.
It seems that Harris was sitting at a table
cutting tobacco, when Whitney approach
ed and says, "ycuotvc me some money
and 1 Avant you to pay it. at the same
time striking him over the head Avitli an
umbrella. Ilairis jumped up and they
struggled together tor some time. rmallA7
Whitney said - you have cut me enough,"
and sunk down. Harris went out and
cave himself to an officer and was locked
up. In a few minutes Whitney expired
His body Avas taken to the establishment
of Rrelsfoard cc Ewery, undertakers,
where a post mortem examination was
held by Coroner I'oppleton. Dr. J. S
Giitner made the autopsy and we shall
probably get his official statement. There
Avere nine knife Avounds on the body,
one of Avhieh entered the heart. Upon
the right arm Avas branded in India ink
the letters " G. S.7' Avhieh shows that the
name " Frank Whitney" was an assumed
one. The following jury Avas empanelled :
J. M. Giiman, J. M. Strowbridge, Geo. L.
Story, D. Jacoby, G. W. Cannon and N.
Thurman. The witnesses were : J- Tim
mons. X. Cofman, Thos. Hamilton, A.
Carr, D. Franklin and J. L. Hughes. W "e
are not disposed to say much about this
affair, except this, that these men have
m ver been of any particular benefit to
the community, and their habits and gen
eral reputation were bad. As to the
blame tor the difficulty, the proceedings
before the Coroner Aviil doubtless explain
it in an official form We vesterdav
! h.-i,1 , in r tc Xi- 41,.. I .- , T
j Works, and while there llv. Price showed
I ns one of the new cylinders they are at
! present making, to be placed upon the P.
T. Co.'s boats. It is of extra large size
and poAver. and most beautifully finished,
no MaAvs being perceptible on the smooth-
j ness of the inner surface. We believe
I that it is the intention of the P. T. Com
pany to increase me power 01 a.11 their
boats, to enable them the better to
stem the currents of the upper river.
A Suggestion-. A friend handed us the
folloAving sensible suggestion :
Tiik Fourteenth Amexdmext to tho
! Constitution of the United States. Thirteen
, negroes, and one chinaman.
The Fifteenth Amendment tr tho Con
' stitntion nf tlio tt:.i c. 1 -r- i
I . t vlJ ouitt-u. ottiiea. . jl ouneen
i chinamen, and one negro.
ON A COMMON' LEVEL.
The homicide yesterday was the second
AA-hicb has occurred within a short time at
the "den'7 on Alder .street. We heard
some expressions of bitterness yesterday
against this place, and no doubt it is bad
enough ; but Ave fail to see Avhy the ne
groes and Chinamen Avho keep it should
be considered any worse than the whites
who are frequenters there. It strikes us
that they are all on a level together.- Or
On a common level Avith all the vile and
filthy inferior races, is " the progressive"
motto of the Radical party ; and its lead
ing members defend the position, Avith a
jealousy and an energy, that shows they
are in earnest.
The above paragraph does not indicate
that there has been any censure of the
" den" on the grounds that it is kept by
negroes aud Chinamen, and A-e know ot
none. But the fact that the public con
demn snch transactions, ard the important
fact that the " dom' is kept by Negroes
and Chinamen are sufficient to call forth
from the leading Republican journal of
this State, the above paragraph intlefensej
of its companions of the " common level7
We have no objection to a political paper
defending, at all times, its partizans in
their political faith, but we do think that
a Republican paper departs from its le
gitimate public duty, when it suggests ex
tenuating circumstances in favor of the
keepers of such "dens.'' merely because
they are negroes or Chinamen, hoAvever
much its party may need and desire the
votes of such " common levelers."
Had that " den" been kept by Avhite
men instead of negroes and .Chinamen,
would the Orcgohian have failed 'to see
Avhy the keepers Avere any Averse than
those Avho frequented it ? An ansAver is
respectfully solicited. This is the second
homicide Avhieh Ins occurred at this sa
loon within a few months, and it naturally
leads to the conclusion that it is a very
rough place, and the better class of com
munity condemn it as such. But then, it
is kept by negioes and Chinamen, and
that fact has enlisted the sympathy of the
Oregonian in its favor and caused it to ap
patently loose sight of its heinous char
acter. Onr country is lagging for labor,
Dingle tingle, dangle tangle, dong gong;
Nothing else than Chinese can save 'or
We Avill send all our ships to llong Kong.
The foregoing comprises the whole sub
stance of the noAV-a-days song, as harped
by the Republican leaders. It is only a
variation of that same old tune, "Zip
Coon," heretofore played and sung so
laboriously by the same class of men.
They admit that trade, the progress of im
provement, and the general prosperity of
the people are iu a condition of compara
tive stagnation, and in the same breath
contend that the sole remedy or means of
relief lies in the direction of a more strin
gent application of the cheap labor sys
tem. I will endeavor, tvith few Avoids, to
dissipate some of the fog Avhieh envelopes
this admirable system Avhieh, according to
its advocates, shall turn eA7erything Avithin
the scope of its influence to gold and glory,
and expose at least one feature of it to the
light of a clear atmosphere. Such ques
tions as this can be best studied by com
parison and trial, in a manner analagous
to that pursued by the husbandman in the
cultivation of trees and plants. Our nation
may aptly be regarded as a scion cut from
the civilization of Europe, planted in a
similar soil and climate, but subjected to
a method of culture somcAvhat different.
Our tree has been of exceedingly rapid
growth, but still maintains a sturdy,
healthy appearance, and is just beginning
to yield fruit. We ma' noAv, with profit,
examine the condition of the parent tree,
(England) and consider attentively
Avhether we will, at maturity, adopt the
system of culture under Avhieh it has at
tained its present proportions and state of
fruitage. It is monstrous in size, having
branches extending to the uttermost parts
of the earth ; but they give evidence ol
the effect of frozen-sap-blight. The trunk
itself sIioavs symptoms of early decay. It
still bears an abundance of fruit, but it is
If cheap labor Avould exert that talis
manic influence for good claimed by the
Republicans, England, of all other coun
tries in the Avorld, should present an emi
nent example of universal prosperity and
happiness among its people. In natural
advantages it is unsurpassed by any other
portion of the earth's surface. Its inhab
itants command unlimited capital. Their
ships plough every sea, and carry tribute
from every habitable portion of all lands.
They possess Avithin themselves all the
knoAvledge Avhieh science can give, and
the utmost skill of accomplishment in the
arts. They have, too, this magical system
of cheap labor, adjusted in its most refined
proportions. And Avhat is the result? The
simple figures of their own compilation
and publication, tell a tale of avoc and
Avant which may reasonably cause a shud
der of anticipation to run through the
laboring classes of our more favored
country. Right in the seat of this empire
of wealth, the centre of this circle of re
finementthe famous city t f London
four thousand people regularly die each
year from absolute starvation ; and at one
time last winter, in a single district of that
city, forty thousand persons outside of the
regular pauper-list (chiejiy of mechanical
pursirils) were beggars of their daily bread.
This is an exemplar of the natural results
which would fioAV from the policy of radi
calism, rank-republicanism, or Avhatever
other ism by which it may for the time be
designated. Tjis is the sort of feasting to
Avhieh the Republican leaders, our only
Jf lends ! as they profess, would invite us
laboring men Avith our wives and children.
Out upon such feasts, I say ; and destruc
tion to the lords and ladies who make
them. JUSTIN CUEXOWETII.
THE NEW GOLD 3IIXE3.
The. name of the ntnv placer diggings
discoA'ered north of Deadwood basin,
upon a tributary of the payette river, in
Idaho, are attracting considerable notice.
These neAV diggings are knoAvn by the
name of Loon Creek. A correspondent
of the Herald, Avriting from Idaho City,
Sept. 13th, says :
Two express lines make regular weekly
trips, one of them connecting, at this city,
with Wrells. Fargo & Co. Ncav and im
portant discoveries have been made, of
rich and extensive placer mines, upon one
of the tributary branches of Loon Creek,
some distance lrom the Oro Grande camp,
and u large number of prospectors are ex
ploring the circumjacent country, in a
radius of twenty-five to thirty miles from
Oro Grande" All Avho have visited the
country agree in expressing the confident
opinion that Oro Grande is only one of
several camps which will be located at an
early day iu that region. Loon Creek is
a small river rather than a creek, having
its source iu the Salmon chain of moun
tains, and the main stream is formed by
the confluence of three forks or tributa
ries, traversing a considerable area of
country, and each of some miles in length
before uniting and for ming the main
stream, which empties into the middle
fork of the salmon river.
The altitude cf Oro Grand is estimated
by D. II. Belknap, Hon. J. R. MaBrido and
other competent judges, to be not less
than l.oOO to 2.000 feet greater than that
of Idaho City, above the level of the sea ;
consequently winters are expected to set
in earlier, and spring to'be later for min
ing operations than here, by from three
to six Aveeks. There are at present about
500 inhabitants in and around. Although
three large pack trains of groceries, pro
A'isions and merchandise and mining im
plements have gone into that camp from
this place, and one from Leesburg (Lemhi
county.) there tvas neither Hour, sugar,
bacon nor some other necessaries in the
provision line in the market there for sale,
a Aveek ago.
Enough is knoAvn of Oro Grande to
make it certain that the camp Avill profita
bly employ not less than 500 men, and
the new cam) discovered, on a tributary
of Loon Creek, nearly or epiite as many
more ; so that the Loon Creek country is
to be a settlement in future, at least for a
year or two, of not less than 800 to 1,000
men; perhaps double or trib'.e that num
ber, as new diggings may or may not be
discovered. The gold dust is considered
the best ever yet found in Idaho. There
are between seventy and eighty buildings
in process of erection at Oro Grande.
All business as yet transacted by mer
chants, saloon keepers, &lc, being in
tents primitiAC style. From $3,500 to
$5,000 of the Loon" Creek gold dust has
already found its Avay into the hands of
Idaho City business men, and probably
the trade w ill be Avorth $15,000 more the
In a former letter this same correspon
dent stated that good prospects had been
obtained for a distances of 15 miles, on
both sides of Loon Creek, and that even
at the present low stage of Avafer, 5000
inches of water was available for miners
uses. If the general features of the coun
try should prove favorable to Avorking
in othvr words: if the claims are not so
flat as to be overflowed by the stream in
ordinary seasons -Ave see no reason why
the Loon Creek mines should not support
as large communities, and as much busi
ness, as any other discovery yet made in
the upper country. At all events, people
generally, there, seem to have great con
fidence in the prospect. Besides this dis
covery, Avhieh is all placer, a ucav rpiartz
region has been opened south of Owyhee,
mention of which is made in another item
iu this paper, Avhieh is a rival already to
White Pine in richness and extent. The
Walla Walla papers indicate renewed ac
tivity in all departments of trade in that
city, and in fact Ave have every indication
of another general gold mining excite
ment next year equal to the Florence
excitement" of 1SG2. And, as then, hun
dreds of men Avill rush off to the mines
Avhere perhaps not one in ten will make
a raise sufficient to pay his expenses in
reaching homo again, but a few Avill
amass fortunes in a brief space of time.
It may be advisable to remember the old
maxim, in such times Let Avell enough
alone,'' " all that glitters is not gold7
Con: Mixes." Speaking of this neAV
mining district discovered in Nevada,
seventy-five miles south of Owyhee, by
Idaho miners, Avbich is said to rival White
Pine in richness, the Owyhee Tidal Wave
The camp hes improved very rapidly
indeed during the last tAvo months. Silver
City is well represented, and most of the
Owyhee beys have flattering prospects.
The claimants have sold the Mountain City
town site toT. B. Fitzhugh, and he is busi
ly engaged having it laid out and selling
lots. We send you some specimens of Ar
genta ore ; it is all rich. We sack up near
ly every-thing that comes out. and send the
boot to Washoe and San Francisco for re
duction. Several new and rich ledges
have been found Avithin the last ten days
and all Ave want now to beat White Pine
in the shipment of bullion is one ten-stamp
If one ten-stamp mill would do so Avell
now, the district must assuredly be very
Speaking of the Tennessee election a
Radical cotemporary says that the '-rebels"
Avould be justified In hanging Sen
ior, because lie is a renegede. The Jler
ald, in reply, says that
If all the renegades are to be hung
there will be a United States Judge and a
United Stales Senator for Oregon, to ap
point. Not only that, but this State would
be Avifhout a Govenor or Secretary, and
the Radical party Avould be nearly exter
minated. The idea of hanging the rene
gades suits us well enough, but it would
be very destructive to the Radicals if car
ried out. Tho effect of onr neighbor's
proposition would be to kill off at one
blow nearly all its constituents.
The United States District Attorney
has entered suit in the Circuit Court
against George B. Steraen. Internal Reve
nue Collector of the New Orleans District,
and his sureties, for over $000,000, the'
amount found due to the United States
after the adjustment of his accounts by the
proper officers. Ex-Collector of Cus'toms
Fuller, taken there charged with com
plicity in the custom frauds, has been ad
mitted to bail ia $20,000.
Gov. Haight, of California, arrived at
Omaha on the 18th, en roide East.
Dr. D. Townsend, a well known
physician, died in Boston cn Sunday last,
A letter from a member of ihe Burlin
game Embassy says Burlingame received
at St. Petersburg an official letter from the
Pekin authorities, fully endorsing his
course in the United States, thus showin"
the falsity of the report that China had
repudiated the treaty.
A demonstration in favor of the im
prisoned Fenians took place in Loudon on
Saturday last. The processions marched
to Trafalgar Square. Six thousand were
present. Moore, member of Parliament
for Mayo, presided. On taking the chair,
he condemned the English Government
for the prolonged incarceration of polic
ed eff nlers. He said England could
only be compared with Russia. He hoped
the peonle would no longer tolerate such
excessive severity, and demanded the lib
erty ot the prisoners. Several other
speakers folic ved. Resolutions asking
the unconditional pardon of Ihe Fenians
were unanimously adopted. The proceed
ings Avere very enthusiastic.
A Paris correspondent of the London
71mes says the Emperor's recovery ha6
caused a fiery debate, which has sprung
up between the ianperor's pt'rty and the
friends of Prince Napoleon. The rivalry
has a! read' displayed each faction, and
gives a forecast . of what is in store for
France Avhen the death of the Emperor
lets his family loose, and gives up the
State to their unseemly discord.
The Paris Journal des Dtbats believes
th.-it. Franco n nd Fnodnnd ni'e d nosed to
support Spain Avith their counsel, but the
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jiienaoing euaraeiei 01 anans nas eonsiu
erably diminished reasonable hope that
the misunderstanding Avith the United
States can be brought to a satisfactory
The Paris papers of September 21st,
publish a letter from Father Hyacinth,
addressed to a Father in his order at Rome
announcing that he i.bandons his co ivent.
and cerses henceforth to preach iu the
Church of Notre Dame, at Paris. As a
reason for this step, he declares he cannot
obey the orders of the Holy See. He
protests, before the Pope and Council,
against the doctrines and practices of the
Romish church, which are not in accord
ance Avith the principles of Christianity.
A Cincinnati dispatch of the 21st
saj-s: The school board committee to-day
conferred with Archbishop Purcell Avith
reference to removing obstacles to Catholic
parents sending their children to the pub
lic schools. The Archbishop states as his
nllimatim that the entire government of
public schools iu Avhieh Catholics are edu
cated cannot be given over to the civil
poAver. Catholics cannot approve of the
system of education, apart lrom instruc
tion in the Catholic faith and the teach
ings of the Catholic church. The Arch
bishop says that he will use every effort,
while in Rome, to procure such modifica
tions of the rules as may remove obstacles
to their attendance.
The Rector of the St. Albans Epis
copal Church preached a remarkable ser
mon in New York on Sunday afternoon
last. He stated that the Episcopal and
Roman Catholic belief are positively alike,
though the members do not commune to
gether, owing to intrigues at the Court of
Rome during the Reformation, lie says
the two churches are really but one. and
hopes to see the day Avhen both will be
united iu communion under the latter
name. The sermon created much excite
ment among the hearers, many of Avhom
were Protestants from other denomina
tions. The Cron'tda, a Spanish journal pub
lished in New i ork city, says : " e can t
have Cuba.'' It threatens the United States
with Avar, and demonstrates that a war
with Spain means speedy ruin to the
United States. Spain Avould blockade
New York. Philadelphia and Boston with
cuirassed and wooden frigates, while flying
divisions Avon hi destroy oui arsenals at
other points. The article concludes : "Are
we provoked to Avar, then let us have it.
Henceforth, we offer Avhat Ave have and
even Avhat may be realized from the sale
of El CronisUi establishment, and our own
person besides. God will watch our family
and these heroes in Spain forever.''
Referring to Cuban affairs, the Lon
don Post of Saturday last says it now up
bears that America only made friendly
representation to the Madrid Government
in favor of ihe reasonable demands of the
Cubans. It is probable that Napoleon
suggested to the Regency that Spain
should act considerately toward Cuba and
so disarm American influence. The French
Government favors a conciliatory policy
at Madrid, and non-intervention at Wash
ington. The standard says Prim's attempt
to induce England and France to join in a
protectorate lor Cuba failed.
A late dispatch from London contains
an assurance that the goA'ernments of Eng
land and France, after diplomatic consul
tation, l ave come to the conclusion that
the statu quo of the governmental and ex
ecutive relations between Turkey and
Egypt must be maintained. It has also
been agreed between the same two lead
ing powers that there shall be no interfer
ence from them between the United States
and Spain on the subject matter of the
Cuban revolution, and American diploma
cy at Madrid. The Madrid journals are
Aiolent against the presumed unfriendli
ness of the American Government. On
the 21st. some of them urged the immedi
ate declaration of Avar by Spain if the
Cubans are recognized as belligerents.
The Ministry, after discussing the propri
ety of returning Sickles' note unanswered,
decided to postpone their reply until the
arrival of Gen. Prim.
The Lulepcnd'mce Beige. Brussels,
thinks it improbable that Trim would
claim the good offices of England and
France to prevent the recognition of the
Cuban insurgents by the United States. If
he should make such a demand he certain
ly would receive a negative answer; but.
snoniu me answer ot eitlier country be
favorable, the intervention of a third party
would be sure to lessen the chances of
success for Spain. The Washington ad
ministration will follow the policy based
on the public opinion of the couniry Avith
prudence and consideration. Should that
course lead to a recognition of the Cubans,
no suggestion from Europe could have any
A letter in the Madrid Standard says
that Gen. Sickles' cote intimates that the
United States Government might, under
the force of public opinion, be compelled
to recognize the Cuban insurgents. It re
minds the Spanish Government of tl
iaun uie bnited Mates has hitherto pr
served in its respect lor international la
and it is said that altogether the note
not alarming, but the reticence of tl
Government, in allowing the people
remain in ignorance of its contents. j;i
ties the violent articles which appeared
the Spanish papers.
The Great Republic, which arrived
in San Francisco on S iturday evening,
brought 180 female recruits for Chinese
- The captain of the shi; Southampton
arrived in New York from Tehuantepee
and the west coast of Mexico on the 19th.
He reports that betAveen latitude 52 deg.
50 min. south. Ion. 46. he saw a hundred
very large icebergs, one of w hich Avas
from seven to eight miles in length, and
from three to four hundred feet high.
Dispatches received at Rio Janeiro
from Ascnnsiou, dated August 15th, re
port that the allies captured Assura and
Pierbeteu." Lopez had fled, and the Par
aguayans can no longer continue the
struggle. The Provisional Government
had been installed at Ascunsion. The
above noAvs caused great rejoicing in
Brazil and the Argentine Confederation,
and the Avar is considered ended. Bire:ios
Ayres. Montevideo aud Rio Janeiro were
On Saturday morning last a man. who
registered his name at the Cataract House.
Niagara Falls, as Carl Schurz, proceeded
to Table Rock at the Falls, placed his
coat. Avatch and money in charge of a boy
standing near, walked into tbeAvatcr a few
feet from the brinlv and was soon carried
over the precipice and dashed to pieces
in the Avhirlpool below.
It is stated that Butler, early in the
coming session of Congress, will deliver a
speech on the extravagances of the Con
gressional Committees. His remarks are
expected to apply particularly to the
Ways and Means Committee. ef which
Sehenck is Chairman. Schenck is pre
pared, he having secured some most dam
aging facts against Butlei in connection
Avith certain manufacturing institutions.
A special from Ncav York states that
Jem Mace announces that he has not come
to make a match, but only on a pleasure
tour to this country. He has already
made an engagement with one of the New
York Theater?, and expects to make sim
ilar engagements elsewhere. Since his
arrival he has been the guest of John
Morrisey and Com. Yanderbilt.
Work on the Virginia and Truckee
Railroad is being pushe-d vigorously, not
withstanding rumors of the suspension of
the Avork. The iron is arriving rapid!
and track laying will commence in a few
A terrible affray occurred at Stan
ford, Lincoln county, Ky., on Saturday
last. Capt. Napier, sheriff of the countv,
while attempting to arrest Samuel Holmes,
was shot and instantly killed by him.
Edward Davidson, city marshal, who
came to the sheriffs assistance. Avas mor
tally wounded. Great excitement pre
vails, and a reward of a thousand elollars
is oflVred for Holmes' arrest. Holmes is
said to be a vagabond, doing nothing for
Horatio Seymour has been selected
as a delegate to the Democratic Conven
tion. Hie Tamany delegates to the State
Convention include W. M. Tweed. S. J.
Tilde". S. S. Cox, George Law and Oak
A party of eight persons, consisting
of O. F. Shafe and family, were found in
the road near Baltimore on Saturday, in
a most destitute condition; Avithout mon
ey, starAing and nearly naked. They left
home in Leavenworth. Kansas, in Febua
ry last, for Phildelphia. where they had
friend. They had walked all the Avay,
subsisting on charity.
Much of Avhat is stated in regard to
the course of the Administration on the
subject of Cuba's independence is mere
conj'-cture. All that is certainly known is
merely through Minister Sickles to the
Spanish. There are no present indications
of an acknowledgment of belligerent
rights. The pediey of the Administration
has been to enforce the neutrality laws
and act in good faith, according to treaty
obligations. There is no question that
they deeply sympathize Avith the Cubans,
and will continue to exercise friendly
offices Avith discretion, Avith a vioav to
effect a solution of the question satisfac
tory to all parties interested.
At the risidence of the bride's father.
September 2od, by the Kev. John W. Sell
Avood, Mr. William J. RAieii and Miss
Marv Ann Fakii, all of Clackamas county.
A VERY FORGETFUL MAN.
G.VT. Fonner, a man about five feet six,
with a powder-burned face, is a very forget
ful man. He f orgot to leave some sixty dol
lars' worth of furniture and other articles
belonging to me when he left mj place, on
or about the 5th of Feptcmber, ISCt).
Mr. Benjamin Thomas, of Cathlamet, W.
T., informs me that he bought a lot of pota
toes from this same powder faced man. and
paid him for them, but lie forgot it and sold
Hu m to another party the same day, and then
left next morning at two o'clock.
Mr. P. E. Fcrchen, of Astoria, informs me
that he handed this same man $40, which he
agreed to pay to a neighbor of his, Mr K.
Elliot, of Cathlamet, but he forgot it and
kept (he money.
There are other cases that Ave could men
tion, but tliis is enough for the public to
know at present.
JOHN II. TIIESS1XG.
Milwaukie, Oregon, Sept. 2C, 1660.
My business connection Avith the above
named John II. Thessing has amounted to
thousands of Dollars, and I have at all times
fouud him to be a correct and reliable man.
J. It. ItALSTON.
Oregon City, Sept. 22, 1SG9.
G. T. Fonner received of S. Luclling, of
Milwaukie, fifty s;x dollars, and forgot to pay
it back a-i agreed on. S. LUELLING.
I hereby certify that G. W. Fonner bor
rowed of me ten dollars on the 23d day of
August, which he promised to pay back on
the following day, and which he did not do,
nor has he ever sent Avord that he Avould or
intended to pay the same; consermentlv I
think lie Wilfullv fWr-rptx in nair l,r,
debt. p. v s:iitii
State of Oregox, )
Clackamas County. J
I, J. M. FnZEn, County Clerk of county
and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that
tie gentlemen above named, to Avit: J. II.
Thessing. B. F. Smith and S. Luelling, are
citizens of this county, and are men of un
doubted veracity. I have the utmost confi
dence in the truthfulness of their statement.
In testimony Avhereof I hereunto set mv
name as such County Clerk.
J. M. FrtAZEU, County Cleik.
Sept. 22, 1SW. 4.J.U
A. 1$. Kielt5iiMlso
a 1 u n ii
Corner of Trout and Oak streets p0t,,
A 1 1 t fiwurn. ;
Of Real Estate, Groceries, General Mr
dise and Horsf.B ' CkiJ
Every Wednesday and 'Saturda 1
A. B. Richardson, Auctio
AT PRIVATE SALE.
English refined Bar and Bundle Iron
English Square aud Octagon Cast steel .
Horse shoes, Files, Rasps, saws; '
Screws, Fry-pans, sheet iron, II.' G Ir.
A large assoitment of Groceries and I in
A. B. Richardson, Auction I
A TTO 11 XE Y" A T La TT
Rooms 7 and 8 Carter's Block, '
46. PORTLAND, ORKCOj
A POCKET COOK, between Cut.;,
me aim uitn on ine main roT
ine uook coniumeu greenbacks to
amount of '20. and two promisorv r '
on ounil it. jjiiivt; iui ..)'o eacu. Alo e
notes, of no va'ue to any one but the 'on',
as navment is stonneel on tliom Tt... ,.
II .V.1. i HC !.,
can keep the currency, if he w rf
the balance to the uudei signed at tlii
46.2t THOS. PITH,
Hendee's Fhotosrraph Galler
JTS- THE ONLY PLACE IX TOhTL.!
Aviiere you are sure of getting o. 1 r;C!
at all times is at Hendee's (Jallery, cor;..
Fir.-t and Morrison streets, Avhere' he
well prepared t j do a'.l kinds of work aV
Gallery in Oregon, and will guarantee
srood satisfaction for all his work as car,
had iu the State.
Pictures of every kind can be had ntO
notice. Old Pictures can be copied, enU
and retouched in I. dia Ink, or Oil cuy.
AT LOWE It PRICES THAN ANY 0T1H
A fylendid Hook for A genu.
E M IXEXT
Women of the Age!
Being narratives of the lives and deed,
the most prominent women of the prea
generation. Anions whom are
FLORENCE NIG I1TING A LE,
FRANCES AXNE KEMPLE.
LID1A II. SIGOURNFA".
- -i i -. .ii ii. . i
.inu otci 40 oiiiers, o uie most proiiiu
authors of our day and time.
It is an elegant octavo volume, beam'
illustrated with numerous finely exKir
steel engravings, ana containing nearlv ;
As a literarA" production, it conta'
be?t essays and finest thoughts of mrr
the mot prominent writers of the t
day. This is th be.-t work ever fl'.-rt-i
cjnvasscrs, and those wishing territcj
signed them to caavass, hhuiUl apply Me
diately in person or by letter, t j the ut d
We also have the General Agency for!:
Pac:fic Coast, for Greeley' Amekan Iff
and arc ready to supply, through curag
all who desire it.
Having als j the sole agency for
Celebrated fountain 1 ens, we are prcnr
to furnish canvassers with a capital ar-ide
II. II. BXCBOFT & Co ,
Publishers, GO'J Montgomery St,
4,r.' San Franc's'f0,t
I am cleaning up and repairing j" h?t
T1TE Oil EG OX 110
and avi I re-onen lt-atrain on Sa'nrdi"'
1Mb ft" this month. " JACOB BOEHV
S.-pt. 10th, 1SG0 45. tt
Season of 1SG9 -70.
G. W. "WALLING Co. would call
the attention of the public to their largi
and we ll assorted stock of tine fru't tri-c-a
shrubbery, consisting of choice varieties
CHERRIES, PLUMS, PEARS,
APRICOTS, PEACHES, NUTS,
Persons desirous of pure-basin.: "
should call and examine our stock, wln-.t
the largest ard best in the State.
Orders (with the ca-h) sent to thenars-
will be promptly filled nod forwa'ded.
Kxti a care taken in packing TrM'il
Address all orders to
G. W. WALLING k Co..
Clackamas Countv Ore;
DEALER IX AND
MamCaeturer of every variety of
FURNITURE, BEDDING, CAlim?,
WINDOW SHAMES, PAPER HA NO IV
DAMASKS, MIRROKS,i c.
KIT All kinds of Upholstery Tiimn
rfintnnt!v nn lianH SC r n rr r II:or
trasses of Best Qualify MADE TO OKI'U
Zrt? bouthwest corner i irst and lnyw'
Portland, Oregon. "
The firm of DILLER & MILLER 1m1
been dissolved, this is to notify all p"
Owillfr flirt lnff firm 4lw!r ipl'illlllt'
ed, Avithin (20) twenty days from the dtte; v
fcept. lth, 18C9 4i.St
Come young and come oh!,
Come Avhere cheap good are sold; (
The place Ave will mention.is easy to Lim
it's &t A. Levy's old stand.
Cigars and Tobacco to suit,
Ammunition and Poweler to 6-hof-t.
Kitties and Dollies Candies and Nut-,
" "Jiiuy uoiue iiiiu piease aii)i s i
Sugar and Coffee the of very best kinds, J
.oittays rememoer, ana oear m
Goods of all kinds.too numerous to men!'
Only to a few we've called your attenUji
Ptease call and see for yourselves, ,
And you'li always find our's well suppn
shelves. A. LEVY,
Offices of the "Wes'ern Union Telegraph I;1
and Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Exprcs-1
HATS! HATS! HATS!
OF EVERY STYLE ;
In Large Quantities can be FoM
J. C MEUSSDOBFFER & BK0-s j
S. IF. corner of Morrison and Frol
streets, I'orlland, Oregon.
Also Cansofereiv stvle. and
Giils' Hats in large varieties. Giveus-i
TTH'TirpnOTmrr nn -i t