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Oregon City, Oregon
D. M. McKENNEY, Eeitoh.
John Myers, Financial Agent.
Mai ch 5, 1870.
Democratic State Convention.
Ev virtue of the action of the Democratic
State Convention, which was held at Portland
on Thursday, March 10th, ISfiS, and of the
Democratic State Central Committee, which
wag held at the same place, on January 8th.
1S70, the Democratic State Convention will
BE HELD AT ALBANY.
On Wednesday " h 33I'
At ten o'clock A. M. of said day, for the pur
pose of nominating Goverxor, Member op
C'OXGRESS, SECRETARY OF STATE, TREASURER,
State Pkixter, J lice of Second District,
JcrGE of Third Distiict, and JrnGE of Fifth
District, te be supported at the next June
By order of said Committee, repreenta
tion to said Convention was based on the
vote cat for Diocratic Congressman- at
f ho last election, giving to each County oae
DelcgateJor every seventy-five Democratic
votes cast., and one Delegate for every frac
tion of thirty eight and over, but allowing
each County at least one Delegate therein :
which rule of apportionment will give to the
several Counties the following number of
Delegates, tp-wit :
Clackamas 9. 8
Multnomah . . .
Yamhill . . .
rhe time for holding the County Conven
tions to eleci-) Delegates to the Stat&J)emo
cratic Convention, was left bj'the Committee
to the several County Committees, whose
duty it will be to provide therefor.
The Committee would respectfully urge
prompt action on the part of thif Democracy
of the several counties.
L. F. G ROVER, Chairman.
V. Trevjtt. Secretary.
Democratic County Convention.
rnrsuant to the call of the chairman,
the Democratic Central Committee of
amas county met at Oregon City,
January 23, 1870, John Myers presiding.
J. S. M. Van Cleve, a member of the Com
mittee, having removed from the county,
D. M. McKenne was appointed to fill the
vacancy. A County Convention was
called to meet Q
AT OREGON CITY, OX WEDNESDAY,
tiik ICtii day of march, 1870,
at 11 o'clockA.for the purpose of elect
ing eight Delegates to the Democratic State
Convention, to be held at Albany on the
23d of March, 1870, and. for the transaction
cf any other business that may properly
some before said Convention. The Com
mittee fixed the ratioof representation to
said County Convention as follows : Each
precinct to have 1 Delegate at large, and
in addition thereto, tcrh
ave 1 Delegate for
every 13 Democratic vote3 cast in the pre
cinct for Congressman ia the election of
1SG8, and 1 Delegate for any fraction f
such locvotes which shall exceed seven,
and which ratio gives theQespoctive pre
cincts the following number of delegates,
Oregon City precinct
Spi'inwaler " . . ,
Heaver Creek " . . .
Upper Mollala .
jiai Knain s
Oswego . " 4
It is recommended that the primary
meetings for the election of Delegates to
the County Convention, be held in the re
spective precincts on Tiaturdav. the r?th
day of March. JOHN M YERS,
A Dipiirlniriit of Jnsdcr,
A telegram of the 23th of February
Jencks, from the Committee on Re
trenchment, reported a bill to .establish a
department of Justice. Recommitted.
A department of Ju?lie! Such a thing
as Justice is so foreign to Republican
policy, and so unknown ta Republican
ofliccrs iu these latter days, that a law of
this kind, if enforced, would completely
demoralize and break up tho Republican
party. This Mr. Jeneks must be cf the
Horse Marines, and jesting when he pro
poses the establishment of a department
uf Justice under Radical rule. Poor
Jeneks, this movement, will vuin hlai with
his R vdical friend.-?.
B. Frank AVhittemore.
. This individual is a member of Congress
from the First Congressional Distiict of
South Carolina, and has become somewhat
notorious lately, for the reason that he has
been a little too grasping and bold in do
ing whai, olher loyal members do in a
more quiet way, and for this, he Las got
himself into trouble. His official acts
which manifested too much Republican
ism, and caused him the trouble, were the
sa'es of cadetships. Other memberrs ot
Congress have been engaged in the same
business, but it seems that this Whittemore
was a more successful salesman than his
compeers, and made more out of his trans
actions than they did out of theirs. This
excited their oenvions cupidity, and by
means of the family bickerings which fol
lowed, these transactions became public,
and were injuring the Republican party,
and must be counteracted by the appear
ance of an invesligation and trial. Hence,
charges were made against him ; and the
matter went before the military committee
for examination. This committee took the
testimony, and reported to Congress that
Whittemore had been guilty of selling
cadetships, and recommended .his expul
sion. The evidence taken was then read,
proving that he had received between
$800 and $1,000 fora military. and $1,500
for a naval cadetship. He admitted that
he had received 5500 in each ,case. but
stated that in one instance it was accepted
for distribution to the poorhouse in Ins
district ; in the other it was used for po
litical purposes, and asked time to make
his defence, which was granted.
On the 22d of February the case came
up lor unai action. i. telegram oi tne
23d gives the result as follows :
"Whittemore. in a firm voice, commenced
to read his defense, but he was interrupt
ed by the Speaker, who announced the re
ceipt of a communication from the gentle
man, and conceived it to be his duty to
lay it beff re the House. "Whittemore de
sired to recall it until he had finished his
remarks, but the Speaker declined to al
low it. and the paper was read. It was a
note, dated yesterday, addressed to the
Speaker, covering copies of telegrams
from Whittemore to the Governor of South
Carolina, tendering his resignation, and
the telegraphic acceptance by the Gov
ernor. with a request to lay the communi
cation before the House and inform them
that he was no longer a member. Whitte
mcre rose, when the Speaker stated that
it was not the province of the Speaker to
recognize any other than members of the
House. It was for the House, not the
Speaker, to determine whether the gentle
man should 'have unanimous consent to
proceed. Finally, at the suggestion of
the Speaker, an appeal was made pro
forma for the decision, and immediatelj
Dawes said it seamed to him so danger
ous a precedent to be established that a
member could escape the merited
punishment which the Constitution clothed
the House with power to inflict, by resign
ing, regardless of the will of the House, it
was proven that the control of the House
was at an end. A motion was made to
table the resolution of expulsion, and
agreed to without division.
Logan then offered a resolution that
"Whittemore. the late member, did make
appointments for the military and naval
academy, in violation of the laws, and was
influenced by pecuniary considerations,
and that his conduct had been such as to
show him unworthy of a seat, in the House
of Representatives, and therefore the
House condemned his conduct as un
worthy a representative of the people.
Thus a prominent Republican member
of Congress, who, prompted by mercenary
motives, had openly violated the law, was
permitted to resign and escape punish
ment even after the testimony had been
taken. Such things are very bitter pills
for an honest and a free people to swal
low, but then he was loyal and must needs
be dealt with gently. Had he been a
Democrat, ho could have got out of Con
gress, in such a case, only by expulsion,
and the Radical press would have been
terribly horrified at Democratic rascality.
But he is a Republican, and is permitted
to escape without further exposure, for
we have no doubt that, like "Welles' re
port, the testimony against "Whittemore
will be suppressed in the published report.
But, inasmuch as this man "Whittemore
is a fair type of the majority of the loyal
Congressmen from the Southern States,
we propose giving a short biographical
sketch of him. The sketch is taken from
the Congressional Directory of the third
session of the Fortieth Congress, and is as
B. Fran "Whittemore, of Darlington,
was born at Maiden, Massachusetts. May
18, 1824 : received an academic educa
tion, and engaged in mercantile pursuits
until 1830, w hen he entered upon the min
istry in the Methodist Episcopal church
entered the army during the rebellion as
chaplain of the 53d Massachusetts volun
teers ; served with this regiment its entire
term, and then was commissioned as chap
lain ftf the 30th Massachusetts veteran
volunteers, with which regiment he re
mained till they were "mustered out,,7'
serving in the army four years ; edited the
first journal in South Carolina, after the
surrender, devoted to the reconstruction,
restoration, and union of the States, called
the New Era ; was one of the pioneers of
the Republican party and chairman of
the Republican Executive State Central
Committee until the State of South Caro
lina was fully restored to the Union and
her civil government completely estab
lished ; was a delegate in the State Consti
tutional Convention and chairman of com
mittee on till of rights ; wa3 chairman of
the South Carolina delegation at the Na
tional Republican convention at Chicago,
which nominoted Grant and Colfax ; was
elected State Senator in 1S68 ; resigned
hu seat in the general assembly, bavin"
been elected to the Fortieth Congress as a
Republican, receiving 17,102 votes.against
6.31) i votes for Frierson, Democrat, Jle-
President Grant sent info the Senate
January 31, the nomination of Francis A.
Walker, cf Massachusetts, as superintend
ent of the next census. The President
made an absurd blunder by this action.as.
under the law. the appointment is vested
in the Secretary of the Interior, and not
in the Picsident,
The Chinese Treaty.
The Oregonian of the 26th of February,
ia speaking of what it terms the official
copy of the Chinese treaty, says :
It will be remembered that the entire
Democratic press of Oregon a few months
an was in terrible distress about the ad
ditional articles to-the Chinese treaty. All
these journals held that the treaty con
ferred citizenship on the Chinese in Amer
ica and that in case the Fifteenth Amend
ment was ratified, they would have the
right of suffrage. Of course this was ab
surd; but as nothing is too absurd for pa
pers of that cless to assert, we took the
trouble to show that the treaty contained
a clause expressly declaring that nothing
contained in it should be held to confer
naturalization on Chinese in the United
States. This was vehemently denied by
the Democratic press, and when Senator
Williams published a statement in which
the same fact was set forth, he was called
a -'"falsifier." ':
On the 7th of August, 1868, the Ore
ijonian published what purported to be
the late treaty stipulations between the
United States and China. That paper be
ing a party organ for the party in power,
we had reason to believe, and do yet be
lieve, that it then published a true copy
of the treaty. The treaty as then pub
lished did not contain any " clause ex
pressly declaring that nothing contained
in it should be held' to confer naturaliza
tion on Chinese in the United States."
Hence, when Senator Williams published
his letter on this subject for the purpose of
showing that the treaty did contain such a
clause, we denied it, and denied it, too,
upon the authority of the Oreijoroan.
The treaty, as first published, alarmed
many honest Republicans who did not be
litVJ in being reduced to a social and po
litical equality with the Chinese, heuce,
this clause appears in what now purports
to be an official copy of the treaty.
But, then, President Grant is such a
great political wire puller, and works so
zealously in State, county, and township
elections for the advancement of his party,
that we have no guaranty that the official
ly published treaty is a true copy of the
treaty concluded between the United
States and China. But, if it is a true copy.
and actually does contain the clause
upon which the Oregonian appears to lay
such stress, what of that? Citizenship is
not conferred by treaties, but by the
courts admiuisterifig the laws of the coun
try ; neither has any Democratic paper
claimed that tbi-s treaty conferred citizen
ship upon the Chinese. But the Demo
cratic papers did, and do yet claim what,
every candid, sensible person knows, that
this treaty was a bait to induce Chinese
immigration to this country. This immi
gration is to be followed by a change of
the naturalization laws, which is now be
ing made, and then the naturalization of
Chinamen would follow as naturally as
the enfranchisement of the negro followed
the Civil Rights bill.
The Republican press is continually
laboring to convince the laboring men
that the Democratic opposition to Chinese
immigration is all wrong, and that Chinese
immigration and cheap labor is the very
thing for the advancement of the interests
of the laboring man ; that, when the coun
try is thoroughly supplied with Chinamen,
the while laborers will be advanced to
the easier and more lucrative positions of
overseers, bosses. Sec. Is there any man
fool enough to believe this? and is there
any man such a blunded partisan bigot
that he cannot see that the Chinese ques
tion is a party question the Republican
leaders being for, and the Democrats
against Chinese immigration and cheap
labor ? If there is, bis proper place is in
the Republican party, where be can have
an opportunity to work, associate, and
vote with negroes. Indians- and Chinamen.
For just assure as the loth amendment is
adopted, the naturalization laws will be
changed, and the Indians and Chinese will
The Xat Ion cf the 10th of February in
speaking of the rejection of Hoar, says :
Mr. Hoar has been finally rejected.
Anybody who cherishes the belief that
this action was taken from any very lofty
motives would do well to look at the vote
before putting the impression away as a
settled thing. It is, we believe, certain,
however, that Mr. Hoar will still remain
in the Cabinet General Grant, at least,
being confident of his worth to the coun
try. We trust, too, he will sharpen his
tongue sharp though it be already and
furbish up all his honest prejudices, and
give the politicians the benefit of what
ever bitterness there may be in him every
time they " wait upon him" with " views."
The lash of such a man on their sorry
hides is what they need of all things, and
what the country loves to.see. We are
informed that it was in contemplation to
urge Mr. Durant. of New Orleans, for the
judgeship which Mr. Hoar did not get.
Mr. Durant is, and was before the war, a
leading member of the Louisiana bar, was
a staunch Union man during the war, and
a man of the highest character, both pro
fessional and personal. His appointment
would supply what is greatly needed, a
civilian on the Supreme bench. The want
of any judge versed in Civil Law is often
severely Xelt in appeals from Louisiana,
Texas, and California. The President's
nominees are Judge Willii m Strong, of
Pennsylvania, and Mr. Joseph P. Bradley,
of New Jerse-, and both are good.
Mr. Sumner says, " because a man is
white he is none the more a man." This
Is truo, and 3Ir. S.'s existence illustrates
President Grant, it Is said.has subscribed
flvehundred dollars towards a weekly news
paper, to be owned and conducted by
the colored men of Washington.
A. T. Stewart has the past season sold
twenty $2,000 shawls, and one for $-3,000.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
The Division ol Texas.
A telegram of the , 25th of February
Howard introduced a bill to divide the
State of Texas and to establish the Terri
tories of Jefferson and Mattagordo. ue-
ferred. Howard explained the bill. Jie
said a division was considered necessary,
in view of the present exceedingly exten
sive area of the State, andifs incongruous
character of population. The assent ot
Texas would be insisted upon to this ar
rangement before its admission to repre
sentation. Referred to Committee on Ter
ritories. Section 3 of Article 4 of the Constitu
tion of the United States provides, among
other things, as follows : " No new State
shall be formed or erected within the jur
isdiction of any other State ; nor any State
be formed by the junction of two or more
States, or parts of States, without the con
sent of the Legislatures of the States con
cerned, as well as of Congress."
This is another unscrupulous partisan
movement of the Radicals. They are los
ing ground in all the States where they
are not backed by the negro vote, and
where the people are left to a compara
tively free expression of opinion. By the
division of Texas they will have six Sena
tors from that unfortunate and down
trodden State, instead of two. Under the
Constitution of the United States, as above
cited, before such division of the State can
be made, the Legislature thereof must
give its consent to the proposition, and
such consent- is supposed to be the free
and voluntary action of such Legislature.
But what do the Radical Congressmen
care for the Constitntion of the United
States, or for law or conscience? they in
tend to remain in pewer if they can do so
by actions either lawful or unlawful, and
Texas will be divided into three States.
It is true Congress proposes to have the
consent of her Legislature, but intends to
force from it that consent by keeping the
State out of the Union until it is given.
Is not this tyranny ?
Again, how can a State give her valid
consent to a United States measure when
she is no t a legal and recognized State in
the Union ?
The Ratification of the
A telegram of the 21st of September
In the Senate. Williams introduced a
joint resolution declaring the ratification
of the fifteenth amendment by the requisite
number of States. Referred to the Judi
What does this mean? If a sufficient
number of States have legally ratified this
abomination, why does not the Secretary
of State certify to the fact, and the Presi
dent make proclamation that the 13th
amendment is a part of the Constitution
of the United States, as was done upon
the ratification of the 13th and 14th amend
ments? The fact is, this Chinese Suffrage amend
ment has not been legally ratified, and
Congress is now satisfied that it will not
be ; bnt (he Radicals must have
or wrong ; hence
tor Williams of Oregon.
Have the American people any self-respect
left, or will they abjectly bow the
knee in submission to any tyrannical meas
ure a corrupt, debased and besotted Con
gress may require? If this 15th amend
ment is to become a part of the constitu
tion of the United States by a joint
resolution of Congres, why was it submit
ted to the States at all?
It is high time that the white citizens of
the United States look after their liberties,
if they do not want a mongrel monarchy
of the most damning nature.
The, 13th Amendment Exemplified.
We learn that in the city of Portland
there is a saloon called the 15th Amend
ment, and it is well named. At this saloon
the negroes, Chinese and the lower class
of while men, such as always seek com
panionship with the low, the vulgar and
the vicious, meet on a common level and
smoke, drink and gamble, to the full sat
isfaction of the devil himself. And why
not? If this Government is determined
to degrade, by a tyrannical force, unscru
puously applied, the white men and wo
men to the common social and political
level with negroes;, Indians and Chinamen,
we do not see why this equality should
not commence in a low, depraved den,
called, by courtesy, a saloon.
If any person has any desire to be hor
rified by a picture of the lutnre of this
sinking country, they can have it by visit
ing this place. This 15th Amendment
saloon is next door to Death's Corner, a
saloon kept by negroes, and where two
Homicides have occurred within the past
year. F rom these indications we are tear
ful that Portland is becoming hopelessly
More Itetreuchmi-ut Humbn;
The loyal telegraph informs us that
Patterson, from the Committee on Re
trenchment, reported a bill to abolish the
Freedmen's Bureau and provide for a
bureau of - education. This is another
proof that the entire stock in trade of Re
publican politicians is deception. This
abolishment of the Freedman's Bureau
and creating a bureau of education is sim
ply continuing the old thing under a new
name. But if these Republican politi
cians nan induce the people to believe
that Congress is actually retrenching
when it is not, and thereby retain the
confidence of the people, Congress will
have accomplished all that it expected to
accomplish by this -'retrenchment move
ment. Conguesstoxal Proceedixo.s. Wc in
vite particular attention to the telegraphic
reports in to-day's paper, of Congressional
proceedings. Tbey will show how Rad
ical Congressmen are striving for degra
dation to an equality with the inferior
The Republicans are secretly bnt well
organized. The Grand Army ot the kc-
pnblic has superseded the Union League.
and is the means by w hich the Republic
ans work in the dark for the success of
their party. The Democracy do not re
quire, nor want any dark lantern opera
tions, yet it is highly important that they
organize and work earnestly and boldly
for the true principles of liberty. Unless
colonization is resorted to, this county is
good for a Democratic majority ef at least
fifty. Bear this in mind, and if possible,
increase the majority. Let Democratic
clubs be formed in every precinct in the
connty, discuss openly and in a manly
manner matters of political and public "in
terest, such as the bond and Chinese ques
tions, and honest men in the Republican
party will investigate and act according
to their convictions. Then organize, and
let us have the results of your meetings
A Case Worth Repeating.
Some time in December, 18G7, a loco
motive boiler exploded in one of the de
pots of the Illinois Central Railway, se
verely injuring a bystander named Phillips.
The wounded man brought an action in
damages, and the jury awarded him $7.
000. The Illinois Central, being a rich
and overbearing company, resisted the
verdict, and appealed to the Supreme
Court for a new trial. The new trial was
accorded them by the higher Court, and
now conies the verdict of the second jury
for $20,000 damages, which the corpora
tion will be obliged 'to pay. Their de
fense was that the best proved boilers
will sometimes explode, but the jurors did
not believe it, and very properly thought
individual rights more worthy of protec
tion than corporate privileges. This is
the true view of the matter, and wherever,
by the neglect of a corporation, the per
sons or properly of individuals suffer
damage, the rule should be rigidly en
forced. It is the only means left the peo
ple for protection against the arrogance
and brutality of these monster railway
companies. A few similar verdicts in
this State are needed to bring about the
radical improvement needed in railway
A Col NTUYMAN AND THE ''FORTY TlIIEVKS.''
Last night a countryman visited the Al
hanibra Theater, and pulling out his calf
skin pocket book, tendered the ticket
seller a five-dollar gold piece, asking for
one of the best seats in the house, and 'gol
darn the expense." The polite treasurer
returned to Country his change (four dol
lars), which he counted over, and, with
eyes stretched, yelled out : " Say. stranger,
I want six more bits : I never pays more'n
two bits to see a show S" The treasurer
attempted to set Country right, and in the
effort gave him a programme on which
was given the price, the best seats; secured
being rated at one dollar each. After
spelling it over, his eye caught the an
nouncement, "Forty Thieves," and with
horror askd if that was the play. Yes"
being given for an answer, Country made
a dash for the sidewalk, running like a
scared rabbit, and holding on tight to his
calfskin, yelling out that " he didn't care
to see the other thirty-nine the fust one
enough for him. S. F. Fcen'wa
Relation- ok Color to Temi'Ekatcre.
vhen the ground is covered with snow, if
pieces of woolen cloth or equal size and
thickness, and differing only in color, are
laid upon the surface of the snow, near to
each other, it will be found that the rela
tion of color to temperature will be as fol
lows: In a few hours the black cloth will
have dissolved so much of the snow be
neath it as to sink deep below the surface;
the blue will have proved nearly as warm
as the black : the brown will have dis
solved less of the snow ; the red less than
the brown ; and' the white the least, or
none at all. It will be uniformly found
that the color of a body materially affects
its powers of absorption and of radiation.
A bright youth, who was guilty of some
offence, was told by his father to go into
the next room and prepare himself for a
severe flogging. The parent, going int.
the room to chastise - him. found that the
youngster had an immense hump on his
What on earth have you got on your
back ?" asked the wondering sii.e.
" The baby's blanket," replied John.
" three double. You told me to prepare
myself for a severe flogging, and I guess
I've done the best I could."
A debating society at Lyons has been
for some time engaged in a discussion
of the question: "If you had to have a
'bile.' where we uld you have it?" and its
members have finally decided, on anoth
Said an ambitious youth one day to a
youna- lady ; Don't you think I'd better
dye my moustache?" caressing the infant
prodigy. " I think if you let it alone it'll
die itself," said the lady.
Mrs. Olivia Lynn, who is now residing
in Fayette county. Pena., is one hundred
and six years old. She has lived to see
her children of the fifth generation, the
whole number of Lynnets being now two
hundred and fifty-nine.
A London umbrella thief returned the
purloined article with the followtng note:
This umbraller 'aas prade hon my kon-
sbens ever sin I stole him."
"Why is a beautiful and fascinating girl
like a butcher ? Because she is a " killing
You had better find out one of Your
own faults than ten of your neighbor.
A Mail Kills his Krot Iter and commits
Providexck1. Feb. 21.
Wifligrri fiooih. while drunk, shot his
brother dead at Fall River, bwt night, fai
preventing biro from beating hi mother.
He then drank a bottle of poisaO.l ing
in about fcix hours after. Both have
Indiana Divorce Vlil 9
Washington. Feb. 22.
The Supreme Court of the United States
to-day, iu a case involving the validity ot
a divorce granted in Indiana, held that
being valid by law in that State, under
the Constitution of the United States il
must be valid in every portion of the
Chicaco. Feb. 22.
A Tribune's New York despatch says
that a letter from Salt Lake says Brigham
Young has sent a parly to select a location
in Arizona, to which Mormons who favor
polygamy can retire, and that there is a
probability that the' polygamy doctrine
will be abandoned soon in Utah.
Fight with Indians.
Santa Fe. Feb. 23.
The Post's La MisselS correspondent
reports that Col. Barnard, with a detach
ment of the 1st and 8th cavalry, had3 a
series of running fights with the Indians
in Dragoon Mountains, in Arizona. Janu
ary 2Sth. Thirteen Indians were killed
and two taken prisoners. The Indian
camp and a large amount of material
were destroyed. The bar of gold which
Col. J. F. Stone had with him when he
was killed and the mail robbed, was found
in their possession.
Women's K ullYa g-i n Itlinncsota.
Chicago. Feb. 25.
The Minnesota Senate yesterday, by a
vote of 12 to D, passed the House bill to
provide for ihe submission of an amend
ment to the Constitution, allowing woman
suffrage. The bill provides for taking in
separate boxes the votes of women on the
amendment. The Governor will probably
sign the bill.
Xigro lii-pulillcan Convention.
Louisville, Feb. 25.
The State Colored Convention, at Frank
fort, adopted resolutions endorsing ihe
Administration ; denouncing the proscrip
tion policy of the Democratic party :
scorning all attempts to influen ;e the col
ored vote ; regarding the ratification ot
the 15th amendment as a simple act of
justice to the colored race, and looking
with distrust upon Chinese immigration.
A State Central Committee was appointed.
The Mulatto Senator Revels takes
. his ; t.
Mr. Revels was conducted lo the front
of the President's desk by Mr. Wilson, and
the oat!; administered, lie then took the
seat assigned him on the Republican side,
where numbers of the Senate and others
te n d ered congralu 1 a t io us.
Tennessee X'gislnt ure
Nashville, Feb. 26.
" The Legislature adopted a resolution
to-day requiring the Governor to issue a
proclamation directing the holding of an
election under Ihe amended Constitution
on the Kith of March
Persons voting sxtj,
said election are not required to have cer
tificates ot registration. A bill passed the
House to fund the bonded debt of the
Fatal Shoot ins;.
New Orleans, Feb. 26.
The Picayune says that II. Lockett shot
and mortally wounded Capt. Howe on the
steamer Kale Kearney, at Alexandria, on
Civil Government SnTiject ta Military
RiaiMoxn. Feb. 26.
The House passed the enabling bill
legalizing ail military appointments to
offices since the State was admired, and
provides that their places shall be filled
by appointments by the Governor, when
approved by the Sen at'. The bill will
lurni.-sh the State with new officers as fast
as they can be appointed by the Governor.
Tenilile Railroad Ateident.
MKMrnis, Feb. 26.
There was a fearful accident on the Mis
sissippi Central Railroad, near Oxford,
yesteiday evening. A train run through
the trest le work, and smashed the baggage
express and four passenger cars. At last
accounts there were twelve dead bodies
taken from the wreck. The Treasurer of
the Company and Ipsson were both fatally
injured. Full particulars have not been
Sax Francisco, Feb. 2S.
C: A. Armstrong, a well-known brewer
of this city, committed suicide by blowing
a portion of his head off, to-day. He
placed a shot gun under his chin, and by
means of a wire discharged both barrels.
Cause, pecuniary difficulties.
Silver Mine- in ICentiieky.
LocrsviLi.K. Feb. 28.
A silver mine of unparalleled richness
has been discovered in Grayson county.
Kentucky. The ore found contains a
larger per cent of silver than any hitherto
discovered. The mines are almost inex
haustible, and will be developed in the
Another Clergyman in Trouble.
Chicago. March 1.
Rev. D. C. Wright, a Methodist clergy
man of Quincv. Mich., has been tried and
found guilty of repeated acts of adultery,
and dismissed from the ministry.
Public Debt Statement.
The public debt statement shows a total
debt of $2.(5l.668,7D. J3. The amount
in Treasury, in coin. $102,400,739 9 ; cur
rency, $10.280.285 60. Decrease of the
debt for the month was $6 -18 1.81 1 75.
Since March 1st. a year ago, the decrease
was $S7.18:.782 81 ; bonds issued to the
Pacific Railroad Co., interest pavable in
lawful money, amount outstanding to
$611,073 20 : interest accrued not yet
paid. $637,541 20 ; interest paid bv the
United States, $6,881,664 96 : interest te-.
paid by transportation. $1,904,074 fil ;
balance of interest paid by the United
States, $5,887,590 35.
Washing tox, Feb. 28.
Sumner introduced a bill to enforce the
amendments to the Constitution, declaring
that the right of suffrage shall not be de
nied on account of race, color, or previ
ous condition of servitude. It provides a
fine and imprisonment against persons
hindering citizens from voting- or beimr
registered. The U. S. District Courts are
guyn exclusive jurisdiction of these cases.
Tlie Mulatto Revel appointed on
The Chairman announced the appoint
mf?, of .r'vels upon the Commissioners
of Education and Labor.
Tlie way tlie lrjlU Amendment is to
Resolutions were adopted instructing
the Judiciary Committee to inquire
whether the Cherokees. or oiher tribes of
Indians, are citizens of the United States
under the Fifteenth Amendment, and
whether a treaty can be made with them.
- A High Way. The rnilkj way.
A Qt'ACK Dtai. Koast dnckl
is said to have been a side issne'
The German papers mj emigration f
tue uuueu ouues wm be larger this
A jealous husband in Memphis broke
his wife's nose because he thought L
beauty attracted tn,(tc-, attention.
A . . . ... . .
negro in to itn, Hn. r.w.
picture of heaven. It
ients an apple dumpling fenced in m,
Samuel Hecht was found dead in l;,
bed in New York, his cold hand clonchfy '
a Saturday's Tribune contaii jng an pssa,
on political economy. It had killed
A nigger wench bride, dressed in wli
satin, is the latest fashionable folly in the
Radical gyascuius Hue in Whingda.
She was as lovely as a box of blue pi
A Michigan paper wants to know, SYil
the coming womm be a man?" Proba
bly not5hnt she will be as near a man a$
she can without damage.
A religious man of Boston, win las.
been to Europe, and wants everybody to
know it. continences lii- public praver
ilnis: ' O Lord, thou knowest when!
was in Europe," &c.
Grant has invited a negro and his wen;:
to be present at his slate dinner. If th
nigger don't cbject, says the New Yori
D nj Book, there is no reason w hy 0m.
A newr brand of Champagnehas b
introduced. which, in honour of G.-nen
Grant, is called the - President's Cat
net." The champagne must be poor sti
or else it has been misoamed.
Cautious Joshua Cannock, of Ossip
pee. N. IL. is, " according 'to the De
formation," one hundred and six m
old, and has just left off the use of lobacc (
because ' its effect sG are injurious, and
tends to shorten life."
Saddl-ekv. J. J I. Schrara, of th';
City, is now manufacturing the Lest SaiMit-r-and
Harness in the State. lie wi!l hav:a;
least 50 sets of all grades, from tine to or
nion, finished and ready tr sale n.t mitrh.
and more than that number ef Saddles. Ht
is bound to make a trade with any man wlh
wishes to buy ot h'rn. He uses h'.tUJit-;:
and California leather in his estaUiSTiim-;.:
and lii work bears a most exi l ent repi.tti l
abroad. e hope that citizens Cf) our (:
county will think of this, when they want a::;
articles in his line. O
o L?it?" It ' vou wish the vc-rv be-.
Cabinet Photographs, ori must call .
nit.!LE & KULOr SO.N, Ai'J Jloiitgi.nie;
street. San Francisco.0
Oregon City Prices Current.
The following are the prices paid fc
produce, and the prices at which other ar
ticles are selling, in this market :
WHEAT White. c bushel, 70 cts.
OATS fj, bushel. 37 i cts.
POTATOES V bushel. 40.:,0 c's.
OXIONS "p bushel. $1 ($ 1
FLOUU bbl.$4 00jg$4 50.
DEANS White.' fhVtfcfs.
DIM EI) ERUIT Apples. fo..4G il
Peaches. V !-,
15 cts ; Qiirrants. It... 10020 cts.
DCTTEIt ft).. Ki cts.
K(IGS "c? dozen. 1:20.
CHICKENS -p dozen. $3 004 00.
SUG AK Crushed. .. 20 cis.: Islur .
lb.. 10,12 cts.: N. ).. 5h- 15 c!
San Francisco refined. lt)Cll5 cts.
TEA Young llvsoii, f? lb.. $1 50 ; J;
pan. rl It.., 90c$i 2S ; DJack. 1? h., Ik
COFFBE "f? ff.2?(& cts.
SA LT-p lb.. 1 'cts.
SYUUP Ileavv "Golden. gall.. $!
Ex. Ileavv Golden. r. ga)l.,$l 0V(i $ 1
i).vtv;. J1,IIII, li.. in L'f )
15 cts. 3 lb.: Shoulders, 12 cts.
LARD lb.. 12(15 cts.
OIL Devoe's Kerosene."- gall..
$1 00: Linseed oil. rawoRpal'-.
1 I ""W IT.. (-.1 1 f! r - S!i!.'
Linseed oil. boiled. gall., $1 70.
WOOL lb. 20 ct.O
BEEF On foot, 7 0r,S c's. ft).
POKK On foot. 6 cts. f ft,.
SUEKP Per head. $2 0$2 50.
Ill DE8 Green, -ft lb.. 5c. j Dry.fT
10 els. O
XOTICg. To the Union Republic
rotors of Clackamas County : I offer n-y-t
as a Candidate for the office of SIIEKlFl
subject to the decision of the Convention:
do not want the office for the honor, but ft)
the profits, to support my family. Hani:
t een in poor health for more than a 3-earpa-
and no hopes of getting well, or able v
work but able to attend to the duties ef tf
above oflicc. 1 therefore ask my friends t-
give me their support. My political an. 1jLz
mnral reco d i-; well known to those tli-.."
knowme, having been in the county for ti
last twenty years and urn known by mfSiv; U
th oso who do not know me can find out who:
am, by asking those that know me.
D. II. G OOP
Oregon City, Feb. loth, 1870. 1-r-'
flultnomali Lodge? No. 1, A. b an'
A. "il. Holds its regular rommun
& cations on the First and Third
urd'JV m each month, at 7 o'clock
from the 2o'th of September to the 2"th -March,
and 7 o'clock from the 201 of Marc:
to the 20th of September. Brethren in go
standing are invited to atteud.
By order of W. !
Oregon Ixxlgc IVo. 3, I. O. of O.
' Meets every Thursday e'
3 ing at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellow
-)wH- Han, Main s eet.
Members of the Order are invited to attend
By order. S G-
Rebeeea Degree L.or1ge IVo. 2, I. O. Q- F'
Meet on the Second and Fourth
TUESDA Y EVEXLXGS.
of each month, at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellow'
Halt. Members of the Degree are invited '
attend. By order of '. O.
Willamette Cotlge o. 131. O. G. 1
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rooff;
S.E. corner of Mam and Fifth streets, at 7
o'clock. Visiting members are invited t-v
attend. By ordr of W. V. L -