Orsjon City, Oregon D. M. McKENNEY, Elitoh. f o Joic$ Myers, Financial Agent. Saturday : : December 18, 1869. - - i -TzT7z-T! Meeting of the Demoeiatlc State Cen tral Committee. The Democratic Central Committee of the State of Oregon, is hereby requested to meet at the City of Portland, in said State, on SATURDAY, the Uh day of JANUARY, next, at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, for the purpose of appointing the time and manner of holding a Democratic State Convention, preparatory to next June election, and to transact such other business as may properly come before said committee. Said Committee is composed as follows : Names. Counties J. C. Hawtiiorxe Multnomah A. F. IIedges Clackamas W. S. Scoggix Washington A - S. Newby g Yamhill George R. Helm .Linn Ji C. Avery Benton L'exjauix IIayden- Polk John WniTEAKF-K . Iane Lafayette Lane Douglass Tj. II. B. Shipley Jackson Datid Randall Josephiuc George Knox Columbia Jonx Ad.uk Clatsop Dr. Dayis i Tillamook Samcel Jounsox.. Umatilla a- James II. Snixx . Baker Victor Tkevitt. Wasco E. S.s,5IcCoitAs UiiioS Isaac Hare Grant D. J.xLowe t .. . .Q. .Coos Joxes Curry L. F. G rover Marion A general attendance is urged upon the members of. the Committee. L. F. G ROVER, Chairman. A "Further llciltiolioii or tlic National JLHbt." However candid and honest the masSjOiH lay members of the Republican party may be, deception, fraud, and corruption is the order ot the day with the leaders of that party. As an evidence of this, we wish to call attention to the following facts. The money in the Treasury of the United States has been counted again, deducted from the national indebtedness.and a loyal telegraph, and a Radical press, have an nounced to the world that there has been another and " a Jurther reduction of the national debt." Th 13 is without any foun dation in fact, and Is done for the purpose f deceiving the people and keeping the Republican party in power. For the pur pose of ascertaining how this matter of the reduction of the national debt isprog?ess ing, let us compare notes. A telegram which appeared in the Oregonian o the 4th of October, is as follows : The public debt statement shows the total debt, principal and interest to date, including coupons due and not presented f& payment, of $2,634,609,856 09. The amount in the treasury is. coin, SIOS.IOS, 465 81 ; currency, $65.6S0,031 30. Total amount of tho debt, less amount in the Treasury, $2,46S,195,072 01. Th de crease in the jvjst month was $7,467,442 39. Decrease since March 1st, $56,868, 187 90. And that paper contained the following editorial flourish of trumpets on the great decrease of the national debt : Last month took seven and a half mil lions off of our national debt. Will the soreheads wVo'have been predicting that the debt never could be paid mark that? Such unprincipled demagogues!) as Pen dleton will, of course,' endeavor . to meet . Buoh a stunning fact as this by flatly deny ing it. - ..... (Q) On the 3d of tho present month we have iho following telegraphic announcement jot "ft further reduction of the national ,dobtr'o Wasrixgton, Dec. 1. Th9 public debt :statoment shows the debt to date, includ ing coupons due and not presented, $2.-G-18,234.682 29 ; amount in the Treasury in round numbers, coin, $106,000,000 ; currency, $12,000,000 j total, including siuking fund and coin, interest, and bonds purchased, $194,674,947 563; debt less the amount in the Treasury, $2,454,397,350 ?3 ; decrease of debt for the month, over $7,500,000 ; since March 1st, $73,000,000. And then in an editorial on this subject, tho Oregonian goes off in the following ! jubilant and happy strain : A further reduction of tho debt is to be noted. Seven and a half millions are the figures for November. SevcntySthree mil lion! are the figures for Gen. Grant's nine mouths! This will do. The people are mtjsffed. They like Gen. Grant as far as they have got with him. and look for the good work to go on through his whole term. And then they will elect him for fnnothor. This is about as rvear correct as the Radical press and politicians ever get iu their political dodgings. But unfortu f.M'ly for them, these figures tell against J'.icjiu and shew (ht the debt is increasing instead of decreasing. -The 'statement Pf last October shows that the debt then was $2,631,60956 09, o But then the Secretary of the Treasury counts the mopoy in the Treasury and an fiouces that it is $10S,10S,4G5 01, in coin, together with the further sum of $65,630,- o031 30 in currency, and then deducts the amount of money in the Treasury from the amount of the debt, and gravely informs the public that the national debt has been redncedTrom $2.63: 1.609,855 09, to $2, 468.495,072 01, a reduction of SiG6,lH. 7S4 08. Now the etatsont for Novem ber informs us that the national debt is $2,618,231,682 29, being $13,621,826 20 pure than it was the month before. This o o would about tally with the interest accru ing on tho national indebtedness? But the money in tho United States Treasury is counted again, and we are informed that there is in the Treasury, in coin, $106,000,000, Wing $2,108,4(35 81 less than it was the previous month ; and $12, 000.000 in currency, being $53,680,031 30 lessof currency in the Treasury than there was the previous month ; and that the money jri the Treasury, and the bonds purchased since the previous report. amount to the sum of $104,67-1,947 56? and that this amount subtracted from0 the national debt reduces it from $2,648,234, 682 2D to $2,454,397,350 23, making an apparent decrease of $14,097,721 78. The debt is Btated to be so much, and then the amount of the coin and currency is deducted from this deb;, and then the statement is sent abroad that the national debt has been reduced in amount corres ponding with the amount of money re ported to be in the Treasury. We say now, as we have before said, we cannot see how this money in the Treasury is to be counted as an actual re duction of the debt before it bad been actually paid on such debt. Instead of paying the national debt with it. it might be expended for other ilJ) purposes ; and if so it certainly could not be properly ac credited as so much paid on the debt. . But again, if the money in the Treasury could be counted as an actual reduction of the national debt, how can greenbacks be counted as so much money for that pur pose ? The government cannot buy boifds with the currency, for it is tho theory of the party in power that these bonds, prin cipal and interest, must be paid in - coin, and that anything less than this is dis graceful, damnable repudiation. And then, these greenbacks are nothing else than promissory notes of the Government, and if paid out in satisfaction of any other demand against the Government, it would change the nature of the demand, but wouiu not pay tiie debt, lliese green backs are themselves demands against the Government, which it must pay and re deem or be guilty of repudiation. Yet the Radicals report so much in coin and so much in currency in the United States Treasufy, and claJm that the coin and the currency so reported is a reduction of the nation algdebt to that amount. In this, there is an evident intention to deceive those who would not endorse such trick cry. Again, we are told that the total; amount in the Treasury, including sinking fund, coin, interest, and bo&ls purchased, is $194,674,947 56. Now, tJiow is it that there is a fund in the Treasury kno .vn as interest, when instead of receiving inter est the Government is continually paying, or becoming liable for interest, which ac cumulates at the rate of $148106,704 35 -per year $12,340,475 33 per month? Neither will monthly payments of seven and a half, millions decrease the original debt, but will leave it actually increased each month to the amount of $4,840,475 33 for the unpaid interest of each month. Now.in regard to these purchased bonds. git there have been any bonds paid by the .Government, why not say p, and give the amount of the debt thus cancelled ? But if these bonds have been purchased on speculation by Secretaryv.I'outwell, or other Government oflicials, why are such purchases counted as so much paid on the national debt? Secretary Boutwell was a prominent person in the late gold spec ulations in New York City "and Grant's relation thereto was not calculated to re flect much credit on the President, and it is not unlikely that in these operations there were some Government bonds pur chaseclby Government officials, but not paid and cancelled. Our Radical officers are quite sharp financiers in putting money into their own pockets. . Resnuiptiouof Specie l'a mtnfs. () A few days ago tho telegraph announc ed that Secretary Boutwell contemplated a coup de main in the almost immediate re sumption of specie papmenta. We regard ed the matter as simply a feeler for his forthcoming report, in which it is proba ble he may ventilate some scheme for re sumption. If Mr. Boutwell sought for a genuine expression of the public press, representing the weight of opinion of the country, and wassincere in his proposition tion, he has reason to be gratified with the result of his experiment. A majority of his own party papers condemned the scheme with singular unanimity, and the Democratic journals have not yet ceased applauding. The speedy resumption of specie payments is what the Democratic heart longs for. How he proposes to go about the direct resumption of specie pay ments our Lord of the Exchequer has noi yet divulged. We know that the treasury vaults contained Sver one hundred mill ions of gold at the lastreport, and the Eastern bank statements disclosed a vast accumulation of bullion in their coffers. This is in itself a significant matter. The decision of the Supreme Court as to the legality of greenbacks is not far off. and Mr. Boutwell may seek to glorify him self by anticipating the action of that tri bunal with whose decision ho i3 likely, privately to be acquainted. Be that as it may, public opinion is settling strongly in favor of specie resumption. The people do not and cannot comprehend the utility of the Government hoarding its gold, let ting it Itfej unproductive hi thg vaultiand only using it for Wall street Speculations. Indeed so pvofound is the Impression amongst financiershat a bold step in t'u? direction of the resutnnttan of epecie pay ments is impending, that they are trim ming for the crisis which sooner or later must arrive; and preparing for a storm which will shake every commercial Inter est to the center. Such a convulsion must inevitably come, and afterwards wo may sail on prosperously a thing now impos sible with the heavy nnva of debt and paper ; r compelled to rrr, St. - i (?) uadical justice. On last Monday Mr. Scrapie, editor of the Hera Id, and Mr. Scott, editor of the Oregonian, had a little " onpleasantness," in which the fditor of the Herald used a cane, and the editor of the Oregonian a derringer. Mr. Sempie struck Mr. Scott one blow with his stick, when the latter drew his derringer and advised the former not to do so again. At this juncture the city marshal arrested, both parties for dis orderly conduct. Upon being taken be fore the Recorder, Mr. Sempie plead guilty and was fined ten dollars and costs. Mr. Scott plead not guilty, and was tried and acquitted. To fine Democrats heavily for light offenses, and fine Republicans lightly for heavy offenses, or acquit them altogether, is in keeping with the practice of Radical courts, and such things are at tracting considerable attention. In speak ing of this affair the Evening Commercial of last Wednesday says : Equal and exact justice should be the motto of all officers whether ministerial or judicial. Asa result of the late edito rial set-to, Mr. Seraph was mulcted in a psnalty of ten dollars and costs, for disor derly conduct in using boisterous language etc. on the street. Now to make things even, we suggest that our city Marshall lodge a complaint against Mr. Scott, charg ing him with carrying- concealed weap ons. He has already admitted the same, and would probably plead guilty so Mr. officers proceed and make things even. Mrs. Stovrc Her Unreasonable De - maud. C From the New York Times. Mrs. Stowe's mind seems to be in a singular state of confusion concerning her position in relation to Lord Byron and Mrs. Leigh. cThe rule of law which guides the civilized world is that it rests upni the accuser to prove the charge, not upon the accused to disprove it Fi incuhit pro- baiio qui dicit, non gui negateand there tore it was Mrs. Stowe's7 duty to produce her proofs in the first instance. She failed to do that ; but notwithstanding this break down of her case, evidenceDwhich to all appearance is perfectly unanswerable,was adduced in favor of the incriminated per sons. . It is proved out of Lady Byron's own letters that she had the greatest con fidence in and affection for Mrs. Leigh at the very time Mrs. Stowe alleges that she had discovered the guilty connection. All that Mrs. Stowe does now is to publish a seriesof " cards" asking the public to ' suspend their judgment." She hus no .right whatever toGuiakc this claim. Qn the absence of proof the public must as sume the innocence of the persons ac cused. A sensation" book was not needed from Mrs. Stowe. Her evidence, if she has any, could have been given in a short compass. Her own comments must necessanlv.be worthless, for she is noti even an unprejudiced witness from hear say, and it is to be inferred from her first statement that she has no documents in her possession which corroborated even the smallest details of her story. She can only give us her inferences and deduc tions, all drawn from an avowed animus against Lord Byron. We are to set the evidence in favor ofcMrs. Leigh and Lord Byron aside until we have" heard Mrs. Stowe's opinions upon the evidence. Is that a reasonable demand for Mrs. Stowe to make? , -2 .2 - O The Mound Uullders in tire Rocky Mountains. From the Rocky Mountain fews.' An account was recently given of the opening of an ancient mound in southern Utah, similar to those of the Mississippi valley, in winch were relicsjof the unj known builders indicating much artistic skill. It was stated Jhat this was tbe first evidence found of the existence of the mound builders west of the Rocky Moun tains. We arc now able to ennounce, for the first time as we suppose, the discovery of similar mounds, evidently built by the samerace, high up on the Rocky Moun tains. The discovery was made by Mr. C. A. Dean, of Denver, while at work on a Government survey in the mountains, a few weeks since. He found upon he ex treme summit of the snowy range struc tures of stone evidently oFancient origin, and hitherto unknown or unnoticed. Op posite to and alsonorth of the head of South Boulder creek, and on the summit of the range, Mr. Dean and his party ob served large cumbers of the granite rocks, many of them as large as two men could lift, in a position that could not have been tbe result W chance. They bad evidently been placed upright in a line, conforming to the general contour of the dividing ridge, and frequently extending in an un broken line for one or two hundred yards. Many of the stones have fallen over or are leaning, while others retain their upright position. In two places connected with this lino are mounds of stone, loosely laid up, about two feet in height, and embrac ing a circular area of about ten feet in diameter. The stones were evidently col lected on the spot, as the surface is cleared for the space of several yards around the structures. These lines and mounds of stone bear antiquity, as the disintegrated granite has accumulated to a considerable depth at their base, and the rocks in the mounds are moss grown. The feature more particularly identifying these struc tures with those of the mound builders elsewhere, is that they present at intervals projections pointing to the westward. We are'ttfus particular in the description of these Rocky Mountainmounds, which are extraordinary in position if not in.charag; ter, in the hope that antiquarians visiting our Territory may be Induced to examine them. It would not involve much labor to open them, and possibly they cover relics that may add something to our small stock of knowledge of the ancient race who constructed these and similar works all over the continent. These walls and mounds are situated 3.000 feet above the timber line. It is, crefore, hardly snp posable that they were built for altars of sacrifice. They were not large enough for shelter or defense. The more proba ble supposition, is that, like the larger mounu eist.i- ("ftj. ncujA jiuvrs ui sepulture, and perhaps, also, at the same i,rini m.mnri:,l noiniinrr with moii rd elsewhere, (they 'wereplaces of their gtone fingers in the direction of the country from which the builders of their ancestors migrated. The three mounds may mark the rasting place of those who, forborne distinction, were burjed as near tQTieaveu as possibly. q O -(:.) COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 0 Republic" Dclit. The present enormous load of debt the people of America are groaning under is now a national debt, and the faith of the nation has never been pledged to its pay ment. Therefore its repudiation by the people will be no disgrace to the nation but an overthrow of that carriage of bondf d aris tocracy the working people of the United States are striving their life out to drag. c The debt secured by the United States bonds is strictly a Republican debt. It was made by the Republican party. It was made to enrich Republican spec ulators, their weak-kneed Democratic al lies, and the Shylocks who lore a govern ment only in proportion as they can bleed it It is a debt made by Republicans to keep in office Republicans to fasten an aristocracy on the people to T enslave young labor to old wealth. w It was made by Republicans under pre tense of restoring the Union just as it was before the war. Under no other pretense could it have been forced upon the people The ones who made the debt declared, af ter the lives of thousands, and the for tunes of millions had been lost, that the Union was not restored. It was made by the Republican party that now legislates, not to benefit the coun try, but to protect 4he bonds its pets and backers hold. 0 It was made by the Republican party that has broken eyery promise it ever made to the people that oppresses the South, and compels tho North to pay more than its share. It was made by the Republicans, who throw the entire burden of the debt on the ones who receive no benefit therefrom by the Republican government, that is not protecting the(people as it is '.he bond holders,, and is in no way or honest man ner a national debt. The Government protects its bonds. The Government does not protect the peoi pie who protect it- it onlv protects those who, under cover of Republican lojalty, rob every workingman of his profits to eniichcthe bondholder, who is more iu sympathy with his bonds than the people who he is helping to rob. National debts we would pay. Republican debts we would repudiate. The people, not their robbers, would we protect. Pomeroy's Democrat GOIXG HACK OX THEM. Since itdias become certain that the ne groes in the South are voting with the De mocracy there, there are symptoms in the Radical party going tv show that it has already began to repudiate them. For instance, Mr. Greeley, who was nominated for theoffice of Comptroller of the State" of New York, has written a letter defining his position on (the Negro Question, in which he says : " Has the Caucasian or White Race an essential repugnance to vajsociating on terms of equality and intimacy with the Ethiopian or Black Race? Protracted observation, and an earnest desire to know the truth, has led us to the convic tion that such repugnance does exist, quite apart from, and independent ot, any question of Slavery or Anti-slavery, Afri can equality or inferiority (To Europeans in Intellectual or moral elevation. There are exceptions, but they only serve to establish the general rule. We believe that, if there never had been a slave in America, this repugnance would neverthe less have existed. " We believe-4he time will nevef come 3vhen blacks will be generally invited to the balls, soirees ml entertainments of their white neighbors of HkCfortune ami, general culture; that the intermingling of whites with blacks will always beo repul sive to t'je feelings of a preponderatingly white community ; that the associating of blacks with whites on juries, in military or fire companies, as judges on the bench or counsel at the bar. though it may ir Some cases be effected, will never become gen eral or permanent, because it goes against the grain. It does not follow that it is best that blacks and whites, Malays, and Choctaws, Moors (and Chinese, should be mixed up in the same community. We think it is not best, but conducive to many moral and social evils ; the majority of our people still more decidedly think ko1. The great mass of the free white peo ple of this country) however they may condemn and detest slavery, and though they may ardently desire ttr see the Afri can race enlightened, ennobled, and ele vated, do not wish blacks for their neigh bors and associates, but would have the Caucasian and the African races separated into distinct andj independent communi ties, as God placed them asome period anterior to the date of Profane History. And if this be an instinct, as we. believe, it were idle to hope that it can be perma nently defeatedby any dexterous mance rering or stern resolution of numerically feeble minorities." Q This, it seems tous, is the most shock ing ingratitude to the " saviors of the country' and should be enough to bring the blush of shame to Radical cheeks. What, repudiate those who fought so hpobly ? Shame lJJeUville (Illinois) Dem ocrat. The Mare Island Ballot box Stuffek. -QVe have ;already adverted to the infa mous and atrocious conduct of the Mare Island officials at the recent election. Tissue tickets, o'l which the names could easily be read from the ouiside, were pro cured and the workmen were made to vote them, under ireats of dismissal. Now ballot box stuffing is a penitentiary offence. Every ballot thus coerced into the box was a case of stuffing, and those who were guilty of it deserve em ployment under Uncle linden, at the wayside hotel, keptcby the public, be tween here and Mate Island. The Vallejo Advertiser thus alludes to the conduct of the Radical 'Masters:'' "the Radical party at Vallejo circulated its customary shin-plaster tickets on Wednesday. One, would suppose that the respect for the opinions of decent men should have induced the party of mana gers to dispense with that infamous con trivance to rob men of their rights to express their own opinions through the v.llrt-bnx at the iudicial election. Two - - - I or more Q the Masters of the Navy lard I kept strict atch over the voters all day any party. The Radical party of Califor nia is damned. We look to the Democrat ic Legislature to declare the issueing of shin-piaster and other colored tickets a felony in law as it is iu facl. Exchange o o o Telegraphic Clippings. Republican Cliinese "Treaty Ratified. A Herald special from London says, Burlingame has just received information assuring him that the Chinese treaty lately concluded between the Emperor and the United Slates has been ratified by China. C. Levy Brown, Secretary oi the Amer ican Embassy, is on his way to Washing ton, from Pekii via California, carrying attested copies of the treaty and other documents. z q Radical Outrages in Alabama. ; Montgomery, Dec. 10. The House voted Brown (Democrat) out of his seat, and refused him the privi lege of spreading his protest on the jour nal. A motion to award his seat to his contestant was voted down. McKinstry (Republican) of Mobile, was voted-a seat in place of Mr Gee, recently expelled on the ground of ineligibility. The Spanish Gunboats Released. Nkw York, Dec. 10. . Stoughton. counsel for Delamater. bav in moved for the release of the Spanish gunboat. District Attorney Pierrepont made no opposition, saying he had re ceived instructions from Washington to proceed no further in the matter. It is officially shown that war no longer existed between Spam and Peru. Judge Blatch ford to-day made an order granting the motion ot Stoughton. More Dead Heads Provided for. CiircAG, Dec. 14. A bill will bo reported in the House providing for the creating oP a new de partment, to be called the Department of Home Affairs. It will have control of In dians, freedmen. education, agriculture aud the supervision of immigration. Snt Lovcngood Dead. ONasuvili.e. Dec. 13. Governor W. Ilirris, known as Sut Lovengood, a humorous writer, died near Knoxville to-day. The Texas election Nkw Oitr.K.vxs. Dec. 13. A Houston dispatch snys-that returns from 45 counties show Hamilton's (Con servative) majority to be S.'J70. DaviP (Radical) majority in 42 others is 1.232. Forty counties are yet to be heard from. The registered white vcte is lG.1.54,Qnd the registered colored vote is "J, 233. Davis leads tire registered colored vote by one sixth. The Legislature as it now stands is Senate, Conservative. 13 ; House. Con servative. 41 ; Senate, Radical. 12 ; House, Radical, ,31. The vote f'tv Governor is still doubtful, but with this exception the entire Radical State ticket isP elected. Hamilton's Trietids clai his election for Governor by 20.000 majority. Armstrong and . Conness. Conservative, are believed to be elected to Congress. y Washington. Dec. 8. The Postmaster General sent to the House ot Representative. the estimate for his department for next fiscal oar. S2;7300,000 will be required. cof which $13,507,000 are for the transportation of niaijs inland, and $-1,800,000 for foreign transportation ; also the fallowing sums in addition for steamers between San Fran cisco, Japan and China, $500.000 ; be tween the United Stales an4 Brazil, S150. 000 ; between San Francisco and Sandwich Islands, $75,000. Congressional. Tlic latla Amtiniinciil :mtl Natnrali zulion, O Washington, Dec. 10. A jejnt resolution providing that all po litico) disabilities shall cerise upon the final ratification of the Fifteenth Amend ment by three-fourths of the JStates. was taken up. Stewart spoke at length in ad vocacyoof the resolution. O Among the bills introduced were the following: To dispense with spies and in formers in the internal revenue service ; amendatory o&hG naturalization lawsby Schofield, for the transfer of tile Philadel phia navy yard to League Island ; by Rodgers. to remove political disabilities from the people of States lately in rebel lion : by J encks, to establish a uniform rule-wf naturalization-; by Coburn,to pro vide for the sale of coin in the Treasury, except what is required for the payment of interest on the bonds. Smith ffi Tennessee, asked leave to offer a rosolutTbn to annulQthe late Tennessee election. Wood objected. Georgia to !jc Admitted. "Washington. Dec. 12. O Mr. Carpenter, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported Morton's bill to perfect the reconstruction of Georgia,with amendnienlspproviding for the convening of the old Legislature on the dapnamed by the Governor, and excluding those in elligible under the Fourteenth Amend ment ; that no person shall IreGrefused on account of color ; the President to be au thorized to employ, on application, the military and naval forces toQmforce the provisions of this act ; the Legislature to be only provisional until further actiou by Congress. Virginia to be Admitted. Butler, chairman cf the Reconstruction Committee, presented a bill admitting Virginia to representation in Congress, declaring that she has complied wilh the) requirements of the act of Congress. A Xew Move. O Wasiitngton, Dec. 14. In the House, resolutions were intro--duced bythe Ways and Means Committee to inquireZinto the expediency of abolish ing the offices of Collectors and Assessors and other agents of the Internal Revenue Department, and apportioning the amount of tax required to be raised from domestic sources among the several States in pro portion to their population? Also one de claring that the American people learn with horror andQndignation of the treaty ment of American citizenschcld as political prisoners under the English Government, and that no language is adequate to con demn such treatment, and urging the Na tional Executive, as a duty, to interfere in their behalf. Whites Compelled to Associate with Kegroes. 0 W asminkton, Dec. 8. Sumner offereu a resolution Qlireetjng the Committee on the District of Columbia to consider te expediency oj repealing the charter ofthe Medical Society of the District, and taking such other legislation as maybe necessary to secure for medical practitioners of the District equal rights without distinction of color. Morton objected to the consideration of the resolution. Sumner explained that the society ex cluded negroes, and that members were forbiddeir to hold medical consultation with physicians not members. After some discussion Morton withdrew the objection and the resolution passed. Congress after President Grant and Secretary lioutwell on the N. V. Gold Speculations. Fox asked permission to introduce a resolution for the creation of. a special committee of five members, to investigate the causes of the unusual and extraordi nary fluctuations in the New Y'ork gold market in September last, and especfally to inquire if IheH'resident, Secretary of the Treasury, or any Government officer O O was in any manner interested in causing such fluctuations. No Examination ole Had In licgaid to tlie President. - Washington, Dec. 12. The resolution directing tbeSCommittee on Banking to inquire into the cause of the unusual and extraordinary fluctua tions of gold iu New ioik in ceptemner last. wasVuodified, leaving out the offen sive allusion to the President, and referred to the Committee on Banking. Tenure of Office Law The House Jiediciary Committee are agreed to report a bill for the repeal of the" Tenure of Office Act. There is no doubt of its passage in the Bouse. Jlpictal Refokm. Official returns of the 1-te election in New York eshow that while the constitution as a whole has been rejected, those sections which refer to a re form of the judiciary have been adopted. This proves that the people are becoming wearied with judicial incompetency and corruption. The bench of New York has of late been a purely partisan organiza tion. Men having neither learning nor mind have been elected on party issues. The constitutional amendment just adopted looks toward.a restoration of judicial in dependence and integrity. Such a reform in Mi-sour i would not come amiss. Ht. Louis Times. BnmEitv, Too. t appears from the chartres made against Barton, a Custom House broker ot this city, that in addition to the fraudulent returns, forgeries and perjuries heretofore unearthed in the Cus tom House, bribery has been actively em ployed in corrupting our revenue officers and in defrauding the Treasury. All these disclosures, however, only prove thore and more forcibly the urgent necessity of a thorough scouring and wasliii g of the Augean stables. It may be one of the labors of Hercules, but it must be carried through. There can be no payment of the national debt, no return to specie pay ments, while bands of robbers are engaged in plundering the Treasury. N.lllerald. Oregon City Prices Curreiit. The following ae the prices paid for produce, and the prices at which other ar tie'es are selling, in this market : Wdl FAT White, r(- bushel, 70 ct.s. OATS t. bushel. 374 cts. POTATOES1? bushel. :J710 cts. ONIONS bushel. $1 00. - FLOUlD-'fi 11I. $4 00 SI 50. BRANS White, lb., ti cts. DRIED FB FIT Apples. lb., 45c; Peaches. $ ib.,10(ml2c: Plums. Jb., 7 15 cts.; Currants. lb.. 1020 cts. BUTTER ---ft B- 30 cts. EGGS T? dozen. 30 cts. ! CHICKENS t? dozen. $2 50-3 00. SUGAR Crushed, 1 lb. . 20 cts.; Island J lb., 15 cts. ; IX lb., 10 124 cts. ; N. ().. ban f -rancisco reiined. H IT). 14 cts. THA Young Hvson, lb., $1 50 ; pan. i lb., y0c$l 25 ; Black. 1 lb.,' $1 00. COFFEE "pi lb.. 22 cts. a. Ja 75c. SALT "ft lb., li3 cts. b K l, r Heavy Ex. Heavy Golden. BACON Hams. Golden, gall.. $1 ; f gall., Si 00 $1 10. "fi lb., 18 cts : Sides, none in market ; Shoulders, none. L ARD - tl $'-. 12 cts. OIL Devoe's Kerosene, 'f? 80c. $1 00; Lin ee l oil. r.iw 'gall.. SI G5 : Lin-eed oil. boiled gall.f $1,70. WOOL lb., 20 cts. 0 . BEEF On foot, 6 cts. "ft Jb. POKIv On foot. G cts. t lb. SHEEP Per head. $2 00f?$2 50. 0 iiiui ureen, r io.. oc. fl. 10 cts. ft'KKEYS SI 50 each. GEESE SI 50 each. j i, Xw Advertisements. ALBERT H. X ALLEN BERG, Oaemisi and Bris ( i- 4 as1"51) JS'o. 73 FIRST STREET, Bit. Stark (fhd IVu hington-, PGR TLA XD, OPiEG OA" 0r.Tr Thysicians' Prescriptions Carefully prepared, at reduced Prices. A complete assortment of Patent Medicines, Perfumer ies, Toilet Articles, F;incy Snaps, etc., on hand and for sale at lovrtst prices.' n3tf Savings! Savings! 'FIRST-NATIONAL BANK CF PORTLAND. o . Savings Department ! This Bank has established, in connection with its"genernj Banking business, a savings department, and will allow interest on coin deposits, made in accordance vvrth the condi tions adopted by this Bank. In establihnrg a Savings Department, tlvs Banking Associ Uion has in view the benefit to accrue to a class of persons having small suns to loan, hy prov iding a safe place ot" deposit, ample security-, and fair rate of in terest, as well as'-to atrgiegate and bring into use idle capital. For the safety of deposits in this Bank, are pledged its entire capital and resources, and also tbe personal liability of its Directors and Stockholders, as provid ed by Section 12 of the National Currency Act, approved Jut e 3, 1804, a greater epcu rity than that given by ordinary Savings Banks. Printed copies of the conditions up on vvdiich deposits are received, may be had upon applictiotfto theBoard. HENRY FAILING, r. President JAMLS STlJfcli Cashier D1REL TORS : Henry Failing IIexet W. Corbett, L. 11. Walefikld, Jamks Steel, W J. VaxSculyver. ntltf C. It. MYlilKS, PLUHmXG, GAS & STEAM Fitting Establishment, Xo. HO Firet Street. . .Portland JUST PvECEIVED, per Schooner s ADELINE EIAVOOD. Ereirt tbe celebrated Factory of XIessrsT' liunr-ev A, Co.. Scbeiiectedv . JSew York. PUMPS OF ENTIRELY XRW PAT. ,TEKNS in intern sUi-i.. v:,,, ... ' iiiiou, ilUU W-conomy, SUPERIOR TO ANY olleied IX THIS MARKET, Comprising: CISTERN PUMPS, S All sizes tor lead or iron'Tni- .PITCHER PUMPS. All sizes " " BASE AND SIDE FORCE PUMPS. All sizes for lead or iron pine: )ENGIXE WELL PUMPS, P I or deep wells ; VYARD WELL PUMPS, 'AMALGAM BELLS, for Steamboats, Factories. Churches, etc. POINTS, for Drive wells ; I invite citizens generally to call and ex amine my stock, which has been selected with great care, and especial attention given to the wants of this: market. (5. 11. MYERS, llu Front street, Portland, Oregon. A. H. Kiclmi-!son AUCTIONEER! ' Corner of Front and Oak streets, Vmh AUCTION SALES Of Real Estate Groceries, General Men dise and Horses lerch:n Every Wednesday and Saturday t ' B Richardson, Auctioneer. AT PRIVATE' SALE En? ,?h refined Rar and Bundle Iron English Square and Octagon r-if. ' Horse shoes, Files, RaSpsfs" StCcl I Screws, Fry-pans, sheet iron, R.'g Ir . , also: A large assortment of Groceries and I iA D' RieiiARDsoy, Auctioneer New To-Bay. ACKERMANHAS RECEIVED A LARGE ASSORTMENT OP Doors Windows ! which he offers at Very LOW, RATES' "Look nt his Stock before purchasing elsewhere, SoocIs Wsirraiitcd j HOLIDAY PRESENTS! GREAT REDUCTION! IX THE o -PRICES OF- Pine "Watches! Rich Jewelry U And Silveryare ! .o O. 11. Ii. S T O IV 13, o Dealer in W atclies Jewelry ! o 107 Front Street. Portland, Oregon. o Would invite the attention! his friend and the public to his Large and Choree as sortmenUof FINIi WATCI1KS, from the most celebrated makers of K. Howard k Co. Boston ; Apeboir & Tiacey, P. S. Bart'.ett, Waltham, Alass.; Elgin Watches; Jaoot's Self-wi idling Watches; English Watches and others. AIs , a wdDsclectvd stock of ladies Watches, of all description and styles.wiiidi he would be pleased to show to all who may favor him with a call. FINE JEWELRY and SOLID SILVER I VA HE, F A A V Y A UTWLF.S, SUFTARLE FOR HOLIDAY PRESENTS: Gold and Silver Watches, of different ma kers. Diamond Pins, Ear r ings, and Finger rings. Gold Bracelets. Gold Chatelain Guards and WaCh Chains. Gold Necklace Armlets. Crosses and Lockets. Gold breat-pin-s, Ear rings, and Finger-rings. Gold Charms and Keys. California Gold Risgn and Bohmes Patent Bnckcls. Mos Agate Setts, Rings end Cuff Buttons. Wedding rings made of pure gold, express! for that purpose. Gold and Silver Thimbles. Opera and Marine, Glasses, Pebble Specta cles and ivve-glasses.Q Solid Silver Napkin Rings. Silver FruiP and Butter Knives. Solid Silver Table and Tea Spoons. Regula tors, Seth Thomas Clocks, 'Marine Clocks, Gilt Galley Clocks, etc. o JT All the above articles sold Cheap for Cash, and warranted as represented. Particular attention given to repairing and adjusting ot" Chronometers, Duplex andAnnr- icau W&tehe B. L. STOXE. 107 Front street. Portland, Orrgon. 3-tf, O gTIJaVY Oil STOLEX. From the pasture cf II. Straight, near Oregon CityQone CLAYBAXK JfAHE, With BLACK MANE and TAIL, has Saddle marks, sQid is about 14$ hands high. When she left, had on smooth show. I will liberally reward anv one wlia will return her to me at Oregon City, Oregon She formerly belonged to John Bell, of Salem. Deo. 4th tf JOHN MYERS. PaiiMilMs;, lsiintiii ' s HOUSE, AND Steamboat Painting Graining, Gilding, China Glossing, lmilo.lion$ Of all Bids Wood sunt Mui'blc' Executed as well, as can. be done on the Pacine Coast. Examine our tcork and Judge for yourselves. & Jtra-Evcrj- order attended to with care and expedition, C. E. DlUL'HAl, West Door Ralston's Ih'ick, Main st., Oregon ( itf yy ILL AM ETTE XUKSEKY. Scasoii of 1SG9-70. G. W. WALLING & Co. would call t Tlf ft ft on ( ifn if the- niihiie to their large-1" and well assorted stock of hue fruit trees ana shrubbery, consisting of choree rarieties oi CHERRIES, PLUMS, PEARS, APRICOTS, PEACHES, NUTS, RASFREERIESvc, c lT Persons desirous of purchasing tret should call and examine our stock, wnicn the largest ard best in the State. i..jrJ tha .ocJjN cont to the Norserj lavrll be prompely filled and forwarded. Address all orders to G- Wr. WALLING .t Co., 45tf Oowcgu, Clackamas County Oregon s.