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About The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 9, 1869)
ty, Oregon ,
D. M. McKENNEY, Eeitoh.
Joiix Myers, Financial Agext.
October 9, 1859.
;EIlEDt CTIO. OP THE DEBT.
The public debt statement shows the to
tal debt, principal anil interest to date,
including coupons clue and not presented
for payment, of S2,G3EG0fJ,85G 09. Tho
amounj)m the treasury L, cola $103,103,
1 j." 81 ; currency, $Co.CS0,031 30. Total
amount of the debt, less amount in tho
Treasury. $2,408,495,072 01. Tho de
crease ia the past month was $7,407,442
?yJ. Dccreaso since; March 1st, $50,808,
lft 7 00.
Wo find the nbove telegram in the Daily
Oregonian of last Monday. And that pa
per alio contains the following editorial
lourisli or trumpets onthL great decrease
of the National debt :
Last month took seven and a half mil
Ej:s oil' of our national debt. Will the
foreheads who have been predicting that
lh-.vdebt never could be paid mark that?
M'uch unprineipplcd demagogues as Pen
dleton wiU, of course,, endeavor to meet
f-uch a stuiinia fact a3 ihis by flatly deny
To both of which v.e invito particular
It v, ill be remembered .that, for more
thnn a year p?,st, there have been monthly
statements published, showing a great
monvl'y reduction of the National Debt.
Now, lot us examine into this matter a
little and ascertain, if possible, whether or
not, such ftatementa arc facte, or only
fraudulent misrepresentations for political
The present statement shows that there
ha3 been made, a payment of seven mil
lions, four hundred and sixty-seven thou
sand, four hundred and forty-two dollars,
and thirty-rune cents, on the National
3ebt for the past month. That since the
1st of March, tho debt has been decreased
to the amount of fifty six millions, eight
hundred and sixty eight thousand, ono
hundred and eighty seven, dollars and
ninety cents. This will be very gratifying
if it 9m only bear inspection, but wo fear
it will not. On tho 30th of Juno, 1857,
two years and three months since, the Na
tional Debt, according to the Message of
President Johnson, was two billion, six
hundred and ninety two million, one hun
dred and ninety-two thousand, three
hundred and fifteen dollars, ($2,052,192,-
313.00.) According to the present state
ment, it is two billion: six hundred and
thirty four million, six hundred and uino
thousand, eight hundred and Gfty six dol
lars and nine cente, ($2,031,009,830.09
only fifty seven million, five hundred and
fifty eight dollars, and ninety ono cents
($57,582,138,91) less than it was on tho
30th of Juno 107 ; or a decrease at the
rate of four million, seven hundred and
ninety-eight thousand, five hundred and
thirty eight dollars, and twenty four cents,
($1,79S,53S,21) per month. It will also
be observed, that tho reductions claimed
since the 1st of last March, (5C,SCS,1S7.90)
lacks only seven hundred and fourteen
thousand, two hundred and seventy ono
dollars, and one cent, of being tho full
amount of all tho reductions claimed.
$10S.10G;1C5.S1, in coin; and $05,589,
031, 30 in currency, now in tho Treasury.
And boldly deducting this amount of
money in tho Treasury, from tho amount
of tho indeblednes?, the announcement is
recklessly and bo idly made, that our pres
ent national debt is only $2,408,195,075,01,
instead of S2'3LC09,fc3('f09 ; being just
ono hundred and sixty six milibn, one
hundred and fourteen thoimnd, seven
hundred and eighty four dollars, and eight
cents less than it actually is, according to
Jtepublicau statements and figures.
But to count the gold and tho currency
reported to bo in tho Treasury of the
United States as so much paid on tho na
tional debt, and a corresponding reduc
tion thereof, is a very curious method of
proving that the debt has been paid and
re? need to that amount.
To illustrate it. If John owes Jamca
ono hundred dollars, and .has tho money
in his packet with which ho might pay it,
is0the fact that ho has tho money a pay
ment of his debt, or any evidence tending
to show that it has been paid ? If tho fact
that John has the money in his pocket is
not a payment to James of tho hundred
dollars that he owes him, neither is the
fact that this money is in the United Shitos
treasury any ovi.ier.ee that i
ever will be, applied in paying the nation
al debt. John might ead his money for
pea nuts instead of pax iag it to James:
and Congress rah
and fudging Irom re
cent uemousirauens would, Squander this
money in the Treasury, hi Congressional
committee excursion?, hi contingent ex
penses'' or in r1nj:e'!;inevu items, and
never a dollar of it reach the creditors of
the United States. But notwithstanding
this, the Radicals claim that the money in
the United States Treasury is so much of
s payment on tho debt, and by reason
therof, claim that the debt has been re-
tltfded from $2,031.00;
.-:;.(. j to
Thus making a false showing, in this
one instance, that $1CG,I1 1.781.03 of the
debt has been paid by the mere fact ot
this money being in the Treasury t.isUad
cf having ban cxji;kd in the ridar.vtion
cf londa and other Jb:ijj.'ions tf the Untied
Slates. It is by such false showings that
Republican demagogues have sought to
deceive tho people and make them believe
that the national debt is being rnpidly re
duced. That the debt should appear to
j be reduced below what it wa3 on the 30th
of June, 1S07, at all, is effected by some
legerdemain operation, similar to counting
the money in tho Treasury a3 fo much
paid on tho debt, and claiming a corre
sponding redculion therefor. The reduc
tion of the debt consists of the actual pay
ment of the amount that it is reduced.
For instance, if we pay seven and a halt
millions on our debt, it is reduceed just
that amount, and no more.
But hero Is another thing to bo taken
into the account, it i3 this : It Is a well
known fact that tho national debt bears in
terest at the rate of from 5 to 7 per cent per
annum, and that tho interest will averago
over C per cent, but we will call it G per
cent per annum, and notico the result. It
is also a well known fact that, in making
payments on interest bearing instruments,
the money 13 applied first in liquidation
of the interest, and then, the balance of
the payment i3 applied ca tho principal.
Now Ictus sco what the interest on the debt
The interest on the national debt that
existed on the 30th of June, I8C7, at the
rate of 6 per cent per annum, is one hun
dred and sixty one million, five huudred
and thirty one thousand, five hundred and
thirty-eight'dollars, and ninety cts., ($101,
531,537,90) for one year ; being thirteen
million, four hundred and sixty thousand
nine hundred and sixty one dollars, and
fifty seven cents, (13,400,901,57,) per
month. We have seen that the payments
since the 30th of June, 1SG7, would aver
age $4,793,538,24 per month, and we now
see that the interest that would accumu
late on the national debt for the same
period, would be $13,100, 0Cl,f7. Hence,
tho payment of $7,4G7,142,39, claimed as
a reduction lor September, would leave
unpaid of iho interest of that month alone,
the sum of $S,9G1,423,33, and leave the
principal untouched altogether ; and yet,
this is claimed as a reduction of tho na
tional debt. What an absurdity ! These
are calculations which any person, under
standing common Arithmetic, can make,
and we do not ask any one to take cur
calculations on this subject, but wo do re
quest each one who ha3 a common interest
in tho welfare of the country, to compute
the interest on the national debt for him
self, and then deduct from it tha pay
ments reported to have been made on this
debt, and satisfy him3elf of the fraudulent
misrepresentations of tho Republican
Press and Leaders, In regard to the reduc
tions of this debt. The Radical papers,
aided by a telegraph manipulated by
equally corrupt Republican partizans,
have heralded forth each partial payment
of interest, a3 a payment on, and a reduc
tion of, the National dobt ; and by such
announcements the deluded, tax paying
citizens have been falsely and wilfully led
to believe, that such partial payments of
interest, were payments upon the princi
pal of the debt.
Take the present reported amount of the
debt, viz : $2,4G3,495,072, and the interest
on it for one year, at G per cent per an
num, would be $148,100,704,35 ; cr $12,
340,475,33 per month ; upon which a pay
ment of $7,407,442,39 has been made for
September, and it leaves $4,875,032,91 of
the interest of that month unpaid.
But notwithstanding this, we aro told
with a groat flourish of trumphets that,
' last month took $7,407,442,39 off of our
national debt," and tho question U asked,
" will the soreheads who have been pre
dicting that the debt never could bo paid
Tho Radicals arc very prompt in an
nouncing every reported payment on the
national debt, but they never say a word
about the increase of that debt, by means
of accuring interest ; it is net to their in
terest to do so.
Coxzixty Court of Cliiclcninna Count j",
Uctobcv Term, IStiO.
Ordered that Sees. 28, 29, 32 and 33, in
Township 3 S. R. 3 E. be added to Road
District No. 17. And that Sees. 30 and 34
in Township 3 S. R. 3 E. bo added to Road
District No. 34.
Ordered that Road District No. 39 be
extended south to tho foot hills of the
S. L. Campbell, County Surveyor, asked
for farther timo to complete tho survey of
the Oregon City land claim. Further time
was granted, and he was directed to pro
cure and fix at the crossings of tho streets
and alleys stone monuments ; but such
monuments nctlo cost moro than one dol
S. L. Campbell, County Surveyor, re
ported survey of road leading from Max
well Ramsby "s Lane to Gribble's Prairie,
completed as per former order of Court.
Report ordered filed and expenses paid.
Ordered that Isaac Clauser, Supervisor
of Road District No. 42, be removed (he
being sick and unable to attend to his
duties as such Supervisor,) and that W. O.
Mack bo appointed Supervisor of said
District, and that he immediately repair
the bridge across the Molalla and tho
roads leading to and from said bridge.
S. D. Popo. Superintendent of Schools,
made a report of the condition of the
Schools ia this county, from which it ap
pears that they are in a prosperous con
dition. Upon a petition of citizens for a change
of tho road leading from f?nnfmh in
rarrott Creek bridge, due notice having
been given, it is ordered that W. W. Buck,
Charles Walker and Joseph Parrott be
appointed Viewers, who, together with
tue County Surveyor, shall view, and re
port, at the next term of the Court, upon
the practicability of tho change prayed
tor by tho petitioners. The expenses of
making any chamjo to be paid for by tho
O. C. R- Co. J
John Myers, Sheriff, applied to the
Court for permission to sell a certain
horse and equipments which had fallen
iato his hands, by reason of the escape of
Ordered, That he sell such horse and
equipments, and that ho apply the pro
ceeds towards defraying tho expenses of
an effort to re-arrest the prisoner.
Mr. Patterson, County Assessor, return
ed his assessment of the county ; which
wa3 accepted by the Court. From which
it appears that tho total valuation of Ro
al and Personal Property in this county,
for tho year 1SC9, is $1,C9G,453 00.
No. of polls in tho coamty, $843.
Amount cf poll-tax collected by the
assessor, S5S9 00.
Tho Court levied tho following rates of
tax, to wit :
For County purposes, 8 mills.
For School purposes,
State levy being 5
Total, 10 mills to the dollar.
Ordered, That tho Clerk cause notices
to be printed and posted, and also pub
lished ia the Oregon City Enterprise, noti
fying the public that tho bridge across
the Molalla, on tha road leading from Or
egon City to Salem, h unsafe, and that the
county will not be responsible for any
damage that may result to any person by
reason of said bridge giving way ; also,
uoti'ying that there is a good bridge a
cross said river a short distance above the
The following accounts were audited
and ordered paid, to wit :
Wm. Pisco, for board of pauper, $12 00
J. P. Reynolds, Supervisor of
Road Dis. No. 47. for lumber, 10 00
J K Wait, for board of Carolina
Walker, 10' 00
J Wr .'ihattuck, witness on insani
ty of W W Harper, 1 50
S D Pope, for School blanks, 4 50
Cram, Willis & Eronghton, for
carriage for conveying an in
sane person to the "asylum, 8 00
Ja's M Frazer, County Clerk's
fees. CI 50
T J M'Cnrver,Depfy Sheriff, Sep
tember term, of the Co. Court. 10 00
John Myers, sheriff, for Co. busi
ness. 04 02
J M Drake, Co. Commissioner, 10 40
Win, M. Cowen, " y 20
J A Smith, J. P., fees for arrest
ing II. R. Mott for refusing to
give a list ot his taxable prop
erty, For survey of a road leading
from Maxwell Ramsby'slane to
Gribble prairie, Maxwell Rams
by.r;chainman, Win. M, Campbell, "
Henry Kahr, marker,
R O Ramsby
L Campbell, Surveyor,
For survey of a road leading
from Oregon City to Sandy, i
W Wipe, chainman, 2
Wm M Campbell, " 2
Burton 1'hiliips. marker, 2
S L Campbell, Surveyor, 3
J A Smith, J. P., fees in case of
State of Oregon vs. John Doo, 2 00
Coroner's inquest on body Thom
as M Barry, F Barclay, coro
ner, 0 09
Thomas Charman, Wm Yrhitlock,
J A Smith. William Smith, J V
Smith and S D Richardson, Ju
rora, at $1 20 each,
Charles E Warren, witness,
Johu Kelly, constable fees,
M Patterson. County assessor, for
124 days assessing county, 472,00
For copying assessment Roll, 93 00
" per cent on poll tax collect
ed, 17 97
Examination of II. Place, an in
sane person. Dr. F Barclay,
examining physician, 5 00
J J Dawson, guard, 3 30
C Johnson, " 3 30
W S Moss, for taking to asylum, 5 40
Tho following orders were also drawn :
For rent of Clerk's office, 1 quar
ter, ' " of Court House, 1 "
J R Ralston, Co. Treasurer, 1"
W T Matlock, Co. Judge, 1 "
S, D. Pope, Superintendent of
Under this head, tho Methodist con
cludes an interesting article by saying :
"The tobacco nuisance seems to be spread
ing. Smokers are gradually encroaching
on what used to be considered forbidden
ground. What reason they have for puff
ing their smoke in places where, if they
think at all, they must know they are no't
welcome, is more than we can imagine.
If they smoke by themselves, we quarrel
not with them, for we may keep away if
we desire ; but we protest against their
persistently puffing in our faces when we
stand on common ground and have equal
rights. In this protest wo aro sure we
shall have the endorsement of all who
love propriety and respect the rights of
others, among whom we are happy to
know there aro some who themselves
Confirmatory of tho closing remark we
record the folio wing incident which i too
good to bo lost : Vice President Colfax is
said to be an inveterate smoker, second
only to his illustrious superior in office.
However that may be, while luxuriating
in tho rolling puffs of a valuable Havana,
as he left Oregon City a few days ago, he
suddenly found himself in the company of
several young ladies, bright and intelli
gent. Upon being introduced to the dis
tinguished visitor, one of them remarked,
" Well, I suppose, Mr. Colfax, yon aro to
be our next President?'7 He replied,
with a cunning twitch of his eye, ' 1 sup
pose you ladies will all vote for me!''
No,'7 answered one of them, "I think
note' "Why, how so?'-' he inquired.
" Well, wo Oregon ladies are not in favor
of tobacco smoke, and wc shall have to
leave you out." An instant after tho of
fensive cigar was seen floating down the
river, having been sent on its watery mis
sion by the Vice President himself.
We Cnd the above in tho racfic Chris
tiun Advocate, and are constrained to re
mark w hat a polite, courteous and refined
gentleman (?) Vice President Colfax must
be to smoko ia the company of ladies.
But, perhaps, ho thought that they were j m the interest of the gold clique,
nothing but " web-foot women,'' -who ; iu the recent speculation, and con
would bo fascinated by his fine personal j stantly comunicatcd with Fisk, re
appearance, and that " cunning twitch cf j ppecting it. Corbin organized and
hia ejo." as wxdi a otomwJ ty by hjh carried OU the TOlk uirc Fiiv
official position; and that in such company
such rudeness would not bo noticed.
But be was mistaken ; and tho delicate
yet keen rebuke, which ho received from
the young lady, should certainly take
some of the boorishness out of him, and
leave aa impression upon hiia not to be
forgotten very soon.
Blatlt TtrpuMIcuiis ejected, from a
Washington, Oct. 2
Three colored men entered the
dress-circle of the National Thea
tre to-night, and refused to with
draw except upon expulsion. They
finally got an order from tho of
ficers, no physical force being used.
It is supposed the question of the
rights of negroes, under the recent
corporation laws relating to places
of amusement, will he tested.
Washington. Oct. 1.
The Board of Police dismissed
a white private watchman, because
lie refused to serve with his colored
coleagues on the force.
Democratic Cluh Attacked by jtlepnl
Pjnr..irKLi'iiiA, Oct. 2.
A scriou'3 disturbance occurred
at half past ten o'clock, last night.
The ltcpublican Invincible Club
attached the Key Stone (Dcm.)
while marching past the Invinci
ble's headquarters. The affray oc
curred just opposite the Mayor's
onice. i1 liteen or twenty persons
were injured, including two or
three policemen, who were tryiing
to queil the disturbance.
The Republican meeting hold at
the corner of .Market and Twelfth
streets, last night, was the scene of
a riot. From the commencement
an attack was made on the meet
ing, the stand was broken up and
the speakers beaten with Clubs.
A message was sent to the police
station, asking protection for those
holding the meeting, which was
Ei-Prcsiilcnt Pierce 111.
Coxcokd, Oct. 2.
Ex-Presidcut Pierce lias been
very ill for Home weeks. His phy
sicians pronounce him very low.
The disease assumes a dropsical
form, and his recovery is considered
Gaiveston, Oct 2.
Provisional Governor Pease sent
in his resignation yesterday. He
will take the stump for Hamilton.
The action of Gen. ltenolds and
the Administration, reardincr
Texan affairs, will cause twenty
more Republican speakers to take
the field for the Hamilton ticket.
Preparations are being made for
grand Hamilton demonstration to
morrow. A. T. Stcrnail on I2outvrcir3 Policj-.
New York, Oct. 2
The TFcr(7givcs a reported opin
ion expressed by A. T. Stewart, ad
verse to RoutweH's policy of sel
ling gold and purchasing bonds
with the proceeds. He says it will
never lead to specie payments.
The purchase of bonds gives spec
ulators the means to carry on spec
ulations. This policy is unques
tionably of great benefit to those
witli no means of their own, Avhile
the solvent men will entirely oppose
Accident at the Indiana, State Fair.
Indianapolis, Oct. 1.
A terrible accident occurred at.
the State Fair grounds, at six
o'clock tliis evening. A steam
boiler exploded and there being
an immense crowd on the ground
at the time, it is difficult to get the
praticulars; but it is known that 12
persons were instantly killed and
probably a hundred wounded.
Further particulars of the accident
at the Fair grounds show that
nineteen persons have been killed
and about one hundred wounded.
The engine was attached to a saw
mill and had been fired up for test
with another machine. Governor
Raker narrowly escaped serious in
jury by a fragment which passed
over Ills head and dangerously
wounded his coachman. Several
corpses are defaced beyond recog
nition. There is great excitement
and feeling iu this city over the
Fight with Indians.
Chicago Oct. 3
An Omaha dispatch says the ex
pedition under Gen. Duncan, which
left Fort Mc Phcrson for the Re
publican river, surprised a camp of
iifty-six lodges , last Sunday, and
drove the Indians away, capturing
a large quantity of supplies and
camp equippage. They killed one
Indian and wounded two.
Iluttfoitl Municipal Election."
r IIahtford' Oct. 4
In this city the Democrats elect
their entire ticket of town officers
by 600 or 700 majority.
(rant's Brolhcr-Iii-law Implicated
in tiie Late Gold Panic.
Chicago, Get. 5
Tribune's New York special
says the tiun publishes a letter from
James Fisk, Jr., quite damngeing
to Corbin, the President's brother-in-law.
Corbin has been eutirr-lv-
knew of its existence. Corbin's
representation of influence he could
bring to bear iivlUvor of the project,
enlisted other gentlemen of means
and capacity in the scheme. Fisk
says lie had repeated interviews
with Corbin, and visited Washing
ton about the time of the great
panic in Wall street.
Written for tho Enterprise.
Ye build ye build but yo enter net in,
Like the tribes whom the desert devoured
iu their sin ;
From the land of promise ye fade and die
Ere its verdure gleams forth ou your wea
ry eye ;
As the king3 of tho cloud-crowned pyra
mid. Their noteless bones in oblivion hid,
Ye slumber unmarked hnid tbo desolate
While the wonder and prido of your
works remain. Js. Shjourney.
I ended my last article amid the starv
ing poor of England. Let me now con
template briefly the cause of their suffer
ings, seek the sourco of them, and then
carry the whole subject home to our own
doors for contemplative study.
The prevalent idea of starvation, or the
mere temporary want of necessary food
and clothing, in our country, is ar, yet
connected with the circumntance of being
lost in a desert ; or storm-bound in moun
tains. Not so is it with the poor toilers
of England. They may wander up and
down with the pitiless storm pelting their
rag-covered bodies the pangs of deathly
hunger parting their very heart-strings,
with the most magnificent examples of
luxurious ease, and tempting displays of
fullness on every side of them. They are
driven hither and thither in desperation,
fleeing the haunting presence of grim-vis-
aged famine even at their heels the solid
spectre of wholesome taw (God save us
from such) heading them off whichever
way they turn, and striking down their
hands if they reach forth to gather a mor
sel from the overflowing horn of plenty,
ever within their sight ; until finally, in
utter despair, they lie down and die, right
under the shadow of heaped U2 stores of
every variety of food and clothing. The
heavy-laden ships of their country come
swarming homo like bees of a bright summer-day
to their hive, freighted with trea
sures of every description gathered from
the four corners of the earth treasures
purchased with the productof their sweat
ing toil. Hut those treasures are not for
them the toilers that earned them. The:?e
are alljfor the kings, queens, princes, dukes
and duchesses, lords and ladies, and na
bobs, with their men and maids in wait
ing their flattering, laad-ealing hangers
on their pet poodles and pussy cats even,
rather than the toil-worn men and wo
men outside their immediate household.
Why is this so? It is simply and solely
because their country is blessed (cursed)
with Cheap Labor. It is because the
more cunning and unscrupulous few, who
would, were it possible, charge rent for
tho rain of heaven, and sell the air we
breathe, at a fixed price by the bottle,
have seized upon the natural gifts of
God's plenty, and control the distribution
in such manner as to reduce the great
mass of tho people to a condition of com
plete subserviency, and deny them an ad
equate recompense for their toil.
Why is it thai the producing classes of
E.igland sacrifice all tha endearments of
the home-circle, disregard the natural in
stincts of patriotism, and just as soon as
their small earnings will enable them to
do so, quit their native country forever'.'
It is for no other reason than that they
have cheap labor there cheaper than in
other countries which they seek. Why is it
that a large proportion of English immi
grants to British Amciiea speedily shake
the dust of British soil from their feet,
and find a homo in our country the Uni
ted States ? They can have there the
same kind of soil or climate as wide an
expanse of virgin territory to appropri
ate, and cultivate as free a choice of oc
cupation, as sure protection of life and
property, as with us. But the virus of
this cheap-labor system of government
like hereditary disease with the children
of unhealthy parents, still clings to the
British colonics ; and remedial agon's arc
of hopeless application, so long as a child
continues to draw nourishment from the
breast of a tainted mother. The Engli.-h
immigrant learns by some way or another
that, under our pystem of government,
and organization of society, labor is bet
ter rewaided than under the dominion of
British rule ; hence, for this reason alone,
ho gravitates directly to us. It is an un
deniable fact that with no other nation of
the entire world, has physical labor been
uniformly so well rewarded as in the Uni
ted States. It is also invariably admitted
that no other nation of modern times, at
least, has afforded an example of such
rapid development in all that goes to
make life desirable with the masses of the
people. Yet, right iu the face of these
facts we have amongst us a school of
teachers who aflirm that the whole beau
tiful fabric of our progress and prosperitv '
is doomed to decay without the assist
ance of cheaper labor.
The Republican leaders have now open
ly inscribed upon their banner, as a lead
ing motto, Cheap Labor. With the aid of
official patronage, and the liberal use cf
gilded sophistry, they hold a strong nu
cleus of enlisted men ; but the great bulk
of their army is now composed of dubi
ous conscripts, whom they hope to drive
with the lash of party discipline to do
battle in their cause. Are these our true
captains ? Is this the banner under which
laboring men should march ? Is this the
standard for which they should fight ? I
Questions Icuiiliiig Answers.
1st. If, as alleged by the Republican
press, the Chinese enjoyed the same priv
ileges in tho United States, as ether for
eigners, before tho addition of the Repub
lican amendments to the Chinese treaty,
why were these artieles added by that
party, at all?
2nd. If the Republicans are opposed to
Chinese suffrage, why did that party pro
pose the 15th amendment to the Constitu
tion of the United States, and why do the
members of that party now work so zeal
ously to secure its adoption?
3d. If the Republican party is opposed
to Chinese suffrage, and intended to ex
clude Chinamen from the elective fran
chise, as stated ia Senator Williams lato
letter to the Oregonian on this subject,
why did a Radical Senate reject Senator
Corbett's "proposition to incorporate in
the said 15th amendment the declaration,
That Chinameu not born in tho United
States, and Indians, not taxed, should not
be deemed or made citizens of tho United
4th. Docs not the expression used by
Senator Corbett, " That Chinamen not born
in the United States, tc" imply that China
men bom in the United States, are citizens
thereof, and of the State wherein the v re
side, and are entitled to the elective fran
chise ; and do not tho Radical leaders so
understand it, and act accordingly ?
(Sec 11th amendment, on this subject.)
5th. If it is not the intention of the Re
publican party to ultimately enfranchise
the Chinese for partizan purposee, why
do the Radical Press and Party espouse
the cause of the Chinamen with such
warmth, and become their champions
when they are assailed politically,or other
wise? Clh. If the Radical leaders do not intend
to enfranchise the Chinese and use them
for the benefit of that party, why does the
Republican press denounce white labor
ers, (many of whom are Democrats,) as
" laboring loafers," and keep up a contin
ual howl for moro Chinamen and cheap
DEATH CF THOJSIAS 151. BARRY.
At a meeting of Cataract Hose Compa
ny No. 2, held at their House, in Oregon
City, on the 5th of October, IbiVJ, iho fol
lowing . Preamble and Resolutions were
unanimously adopted :
Whereas, Thomas M. Barry, a member
of Cataract Hose Company No. 2, has
been suddenlp called from time to eterni
ty, it is therefore
Resolved, by said Company, That in
the death of Mr. Barry, the members of
said Company have lost a genial, whole
souled companion, and the Eire Depart
ment an active member.
Resolved, That we tender our sincere
sympathy to the mother and other rela
tiv nd friends of the deceased.
Resolved, That the Weekly Enterprise
be requested to publish these Resolutions,
and that a copy thereof be forwarded to
the mother of deceased.
CEO. A. lUVRDING,
JI. V. KAT 1 EAR,
In this city, Monday, October
Mi:. Thomas M. BarxyI
O i the fit
wife of Mr.
li of October, 'Mrs.
J. S. IIOWI-ANI).
hereby given that hit wife Sarah E.
Eanib, has left my house and home without
any just provocation and this is to warn all
persons against trusting bor, as I shall pay
do debt of her contracting from and after
this date. " N. A. LAMP..
45. 2t Saturday, October 2ntt7 G9.
The iravding public are hereby notified
that the bridge across Jfolalia on "the stage
ro.id loading fmm Oregon City, via Baker's
and Barlow's Prairies to Salem, is in a very
unsafe and dangerous condition, and Jlwit
Clackamas County will not be responsible for
accidents in crossing the same. And the
public are notified that there is a good sub
stantial bridge across Molalla about -1 mites
above the present traveled stage mod, and
persons coming toward Oregon T Cit from
Salem and Aurora will find the rjad leading
to said upper bridge by turning to the riglit
after crossing Pudding river and going from
Oregon'City toward Salem turn to" the ' loft a
short distance above Joscp Parrott'a Senr.
farm house on said road done by order of tho
County Clackamas Conntv, Oregon.
J. M. fllAZER, Count i) Clerk.
43.ot. Octobcroth, 1809.
QOUKT HOUSE HALL.
S. BLEEKER MANAGER.
Positively one Dav Onlv.
Four of the smallest Human Beings m the
World. Perfect Ladies and Gcu
tlemen in Miniature.
The Original and only
GEX. TOM THUMB & WIFE,
(Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stratton.)
COMMODORE NUTT and
In their beautiful performances consist
ing of . Sengs. Duetts. Comic Acts. Bur
lesques, and Laughable Eccentricities.
Octorer, 10, 18G9.
Two Performances :
AFTER X (3 O X AT 3 O'CLOCK,
EVENING AT 8 O'CLOCK. '
Ladies and Children aro paHienlarlv re
S'S1, attend the AFTERNOON'
ILklOi MANCES, which are specially giv
en tuat they may avoid the crowd at night
.Children under 10 years, 50 cents.
A Family Mkoicie. Thelf
Killer is a purely vegetable compound - "'
while it is a most efficient remedr for'
it is a j.crfrctly sate medicine, "even 'r
most unskillful hands. For Summer C
plaint, or any ether form of towel tfi
in children or adults, it is an almost certa
cure, and has, without doubt, been more su!"
cessful in cuiing the various kinds of Chob'"
'j ivhunu iciueuy, or the
skillful physician. Iu Iadia,
fnMlfl ulifirn lliio rl fr. f,. 1 .1: .
..uv.v wivtumu disease is
ft . lrta 1 1 T' .'i 1 1 ; . i 1 1 ',i ; T "II -
ered by the natives, as well as Euro!,
residents in those climates, a : mre cure
We have long known the high charWer,.
fhe Pam killer, and that it is used 15
yreat success nivl ltif,, ;.-.
r.iniuies. jt is uie nivonte medicine of
missionaries in heathen lands, W-e t!
use it more than alt else together for
disuses that abound in those warm climaC
It should be kept in every house. in re 'i
ness for sudJeu attacks of sicklier -a
families. It is the favorite medicine r !t
Cabinet Photographs, vou must cdl ,
liHAOLK V & KULOFSO'A, 43l- Mont.'
street, San Francisco.
Electro Silicon--This curious and
valuable substance is confidently claimed to
be the best article ever discorered fur
cleaning and polishing Geld, Silver Q,
Plated Ware, and all smooth metallic sur
faces, of whatever description, ineludi
kitchen utensils of tin, copper, brass, sieeP
etc. 0 '
A UCTJ ON AJrJJ C OMJflSSldj
t Tt T!. --
A U Q T I O N E E R !
Corner of Front and Oak streets, Portland
Of Real Estate, Groceries, General Mercian
disc and Horses,
Every Wednesday and Saturday t
a. b. r, iciiardsox, Auctioneer
AT PRIVATE SALE.
English refined J'nr and Bundle Iron ;
Englih Square and Octagon Cast steel ;
Horse shoes, FileS, Rasps, saws;
Screws, Fry-puns, sheet iron, It. G. Irea ;
a i.so :
A large assortment of Groceries aud Liquors
A. 13. liicnATiDrtox, Auctioneer
On the 17th ult. a person who
said his name was MASON, left in ii;y pos
session a Horse, Saddle, and Bridie.
Any person having any claim upon t!)i5
Horse, must make Ins claim known wkhia
ten days fr.ffa this date, or the property will
be sold to pay charges.
Oct, 2d, lihiK JOHN MYERS,
47. lit) Sheriff of Clackamas Cour.tT,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Boors Windows !
WHICH HE OFFERS AT
Verv LOW EiATES!
jool; nt Lis Stock before
Models "yss s-i'simlcdi
" 1 ATTOllXET A T T.A W,
Rooms 7 and S Carter's Block,
Kb PORTLAND, OREGON.
A POCKET HOOK, between Cuttin
vilte aud Oregon City, on the main road.
The book contained greenbacks to tho
amount of -2o. and two piomissorv rotes
on John R. Lake for .O0 each. Also, etht-r
notes, of no va'ue to any one but the own?r,
as payment, is stoppid on th&i. The limkT
can keep the 5o currency, if he will return
the balance to the uudei signed at this tfi .. e.
4G;t THOS. FlTtil.
- . -
--I Sjdvndid lloolc for Ajcnt$.
E M I N E X T
VJ o m o n o f t h e A go!
Being narratives of the lives and deeds cf
the most prominent "women of the present
generation. Among whom are
FLORENCE NIGHT I X G A EE.
FRANCES ANNE REM REE,
And over 40 ollfcrs, by the most prominent
authors of our day and time.
It is an elegant octavo volume, beautifully
illustrated with numerous lineljg) executel
steel engravings, aud containing nearly W
As a literary production, it contains te
best essays and finest thoughts o( murv -i
the most prominent writers of the prf'iit
day. This is tho best work ever t tferc-J to
canvassers, and those wishing terriury as
signed ihem to canvas?, should' app'y itn ms
diately in person or by letter, t-j the muLr
signed, 'We also have the General Agency tor ih-3
raciiic Coast, for (h;r!cfx Aii--"riean Covjt t.
and arc read' to supply, through cur agents,
all who desire it. "
Having also the sole agency fir Mor.-e-''
Celebrated Fountain Pons, we" sue pr(;p3d
to furnish canvassers with a rapitul article
IE IE R VNCROFT k Co ,
Publishers. r.O'.t Mont fonierv St.,
7 ' - . -
Come young and come old,
Come where cheap good are
The jdace we will mention. is easy
Its at A. Levy's old stand.
Cigars and Tobacco to suit,
Ammunition and Powder to shoot
Kitties and Dollies Candies and Nut-,
To brinfr homo and nleasc the youn
ftnrt- ,.A r. l-.ivf kma?
AlV-:)-SJ , .T.,r.TVllmT. ,1,11 1 1 f ! I V 1 1 V O Ul" W 1 '
Goods of all kinds.too mirierous to mention
Only to a few we've called your attention
Please call and see for your-elvr s, y
And vou'll always find Ws well suri"icl
shelves. A. LEVY, ,
Otlices of the Western Union Telegraph to.
and Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express U
7TET)DING. AT HOME. AND VJSl
VV ing cards neatly printed at w