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Oregon City, Oregon ,
Saturday : : July 9, 1570.
A few weeks sineo some Yankee niaru -
f nt'irer3 from Mass-iclms.-tia ire, ported
into that State a larce n amber of China
mn fr th purpose of tMnplovhig then,
under a slave contract to work in the six v
factories. fis State, whiclhas been th.
mo?t loud-mouthed ajrainst African t'av
?ry, wanted lo inaugurate another system
of slavery in tier tiiM-t. and the State ai -t
Srilies promised the moon-eyed Colo. -t'uhs
all tbe necessary protection if th y
would go to work and fill their labor con
tract. Hut it appears that the laboreis
whom these heathen slaves were to sup
plant were determined that fhey should
iot be ousted by them, and John came to
the conclusion thai he had better bres k
the contract. A portion of them went to
Njw Yor&, where the indignation was p0
gre it tlQt even the few who had formerly
been at work there were obliged, to give
up "the p
ursuits in wbioa they had been
ongrtd. and Mr. John could lind no wtrk
with safety there. A bill to proh; bit the
i nportaiioa of Chinese under l.;bor con
tracts (another nr.me for slavery) was in
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"lujeu i.i i:.e ..lassacnase.rs Legislature,
whh was tabled. This shows .vlu ther
that holy and moral Sta'e is opposed to
slavery or not when she can make us; of
it in her factories and enrich her capital
ists. But the hypocrisy of the Puritans
is so well established that it needs no ar
gument from us to prove the fact. But
we wish to call the a; ten lion of the labor
ing men of this coast to this fact : In Idas
sachusetts the Chinamen weie prevented
Gfroia supplanting the while men and
women : also m New York, vet on this
coast, where the rat-gsi-ing heathen ; Lave j
desolated whole towns, made business
stagnate In many others, taken the bread
out of the raouthjof hungry w hile child
ren, to turn over" rir iv.rniugs to their
masters abroad, are ttnie'.ly allowed to
continue this plan of encroachment upon
-ihe rights of the laboring white men and
-women, while even in Massachusetts pub
lic sentiment will not !? tab. the dt'grr.d.i-
tioii of white laborers lower
0 have already come. Can any on
why Sli e Chinese Lave an'
u reason woy mo cuinese .'jave auj better
rights here in Oregon and the Baeinj
:OAf-t than (hay gliouid enjoy in lue last-a-n
States? Certalr;!y not. They are a
detriment and injury to ev rv clas ;n our
community. Then why not make a d--
snnnd that the "equal rights" which the
Radicals claim that they possess shall and
iiitist be taken from them. The whi'e
strong enough to make
this demand, and if m ule in a proper titati
uer tlercqueit would have to be ac
ceded to. It is useless to say that the
capitalist is benefitted by this class of
hbor. He is not. and unless he is a fool,
he can see that every Chinaman is an in
jury to this whoie community. We take
our own town to ii'nsh a'. this fact. About
o yetirs since. Chinamen were employed
in tuo Oregon City Woolen Factory.
From that day to this, trades of all kinds
have beh decreased, rents have ccme
down, and no matter how many factories
be erected here, as long as thev em-
ploy the moon-eyed curse that
is in our
midst, bu.-.ini'S3 with the me; than
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chaniCfOud farmer will be r.o better than
at present. The factory which is now in
operation here Is capable of employ ing at
lean 75 white men. Allowing thai one
half of these are married, it. would bung
37 familietj here. This would mike a de
mand fVsJ) just that number cf dwelling-",
n:.d the unmarried men vould support
their earnings at least two good, ho
tels. This labor is'now done by that num
ber of rat-eater?, who live iu rite small
fhananl their board is furnished them
by their masters, from China, from which
no white man receives at
ver. The trad; to this factory alone for
ihe clothing ot that number of white fami
lies would amount Q as much as Ju; dii
JoVence in the wcges makes, or nearly s
But from the Chinese Ihe owners of the
f'tclory receive no benefit, while they look
to the white men and women to consume
their f,ibri5. The laboring white men in
tin sasi w in not come to ti.is c '
they know that they mus
the Chinamen when tnev com, 1
keep.? hundreds of people trom oar State,
aind while the China labor fv stent is tol
erated in our State we can lock for no
gieat or immediate improvement in our
business circles. The late campaign -,v.is
Made against this Chinese question as much
a any other. The people have selected
men who are pledged against the interests
of these rat-eating Leatuens. and we nope
action will be had as to force the.;e Chi
nese out at our fctaw eu.irciy, or m rjie it
so that it will be iuipossiide. for ihem to
labor for less than a white man. We be-
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Beve tLatthis matter is of great anu vita!
importance to our State, and her "a.-opb
trenerallv. and if the Legislature will con -
nsi nut f our State entirely, or ns-f!-
trenerallv. and if the Leg is. a. are wia con
tiilttbe interests of our Slate at present j
and her future, they w ill impost !
such taxes as will prevent them from
remaining in our m'uUt to interfere with
white iti'uor. But our Radical friends vvii;
ay that a slate fca no right to cisc-imj-
, , .
nate between iho Cainami-a and wk:,
The CUiuama-j buo becotat' & pesti
md nuisance, a source of disetfce and de
noralization to our State ; he is a bin den
oi the tax-payers, without himself Leiog
a Contributor towards the payment of h.s
own expenses to keep up a State cr local
roverament, and as such wo have a right
o force him to pay a portion of our pub
1 c expenses, arid also lo eject him tls a
misance. - There is no power on earth
hat would dare to interfere with the State
f r exercising this God-given l ight by ih
leople of Oregon. We, for one. are ready
o see it tried and abide the result, let it
je what it mav.
The --i"- -'l 'r of Anw- have j
ill passed into the hands of Ben. IIollada !
u:d the men he ie presents. This makes
he O egnii and California Railroad the
1 u-gest and most complete monopoly in
oir State. lie purchased the west side
ro.td last week, through the Directors td
fiat Company, and has now the control
on bo'.h sides of the river. If he can only
get hold of sufficient stock in the 1 'V.
Company to control that, tho people of
oar young State will be at his mercy for
a'l time to come. While we would cheer
f iliy endorse every move that Mr. Ilolla
d vy has made cr will make in the f'utjre
for the'devel opment of our resources, we
can see no good that will in the long run
lvsult to the people of Oregon hi the con
solidation of these great and important
interests in the handset' one man. It gives
him a control of our entire State as far as
travel or the transportation of freight is
concerned. He has the complete mon
opoly of cur ocean transportation, and
uow with the inland transportation the
people of this State will be completely in
his hands without the sdighest hope of re
lief in the future. But this is not the
worst feature in this monopoly. He ex
pects to foice the State of Oregon to sac
cumb to his dictates and interests in a po
litical point. Alrtady we see threats as
to Lis A: tare intentions, and unless the
people uf Oregon will submit to Lis dic
tates he will hold the rouds in abeyance
to compel them to aeknowledge hU power
lor her own destruction, lie staked his
ate political canvass with his
co-l.iborer in this monopoly Ceo. II.
Williams and was defeated. But lie will
no! cea?e. lie has now the control of the
most vital interests of our State, and these
he proposes shall be his power to compel
submission to hi in. lie is about to sUsrt
an organ to advocate his cause, which he
expects to be anotLer source ut inuuence.
The whole upstart of this railroad excite
ment is, that Ceo. II. Williams wants to be
le-elected tw the U. S. Senate, and Ben.
I ioliaday wants hi. a there, as he is his
tool in that body, and by creating a jeal
ousv between, the rival sections or our
exoect to o':
am support Jrom
fd in the matter.
pai ties who are in teres
The whole thing is so plam on its face as
to leave do doubt in the mind of any ob- j
serving Pe-on. We presume that there
is not a man ia Oiegon w ho is opposed to
Mr. HolLtday's railroad interests provided
are not in antagonism with lite
of the State, and we sec no rea
he should take such an active
San v li
j part to secure the re-election of Ceo. II.
.'i liie.s are now
betit ia that directum, and for whit
using this great leverage of railroads in
Oregon. His continued meddling in the
political affairs of the State will result
only to his detriment and cause continued i pers from Southern Oregon, that this ques
oppo.itiou to himtind his railroads. j riun j.s receiving some attention among the
Ni:w pAi-rit. We see it stated that ma
terial has been purchased in San Fran
cisco to print a new paper in Portland.
Report has it tha.t Ben. Ilolladay is the
owner, and a Mr. Ames is to be the editor.
It is to be a very large pap'u-, independ
ent in politics Ben. Ilolladay s organ.
We see no rea.-on why Mr. Ilolladay
should take this course to injure the Ore
yonkai by establishing another paper at
I ortland, for a personal institution, as
that paper has been a? faithful to him as
any organ he can ever have; in fact, the
entire Radical press of Oregon has' been
his for the past year. It is as good an op
portunity as Ben. has ever had to ink a
few thousand dollars of his surplus cap-
No Mail. We learn from the Orrgnn
'can that the establishment of the i
daily mail on the west side ol the river
has diseon .inued the mail service on the
old Territorial road leading from Corvai
iis to Dallas, and that the Lucki amute.
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without any in .ill. There is a lurge set- j which sum keeps under pay in each State
tienient on this road, and it inns through ! an ''u'-v of Politicians who are most :ise
r.. , , 7, ii j till in manipu!at;nr primaries, managing
a portion of the best part of Polk county, (.h,ctiuns ai;a contnbulij.g to party lands.
heroes supplying all of the northern end j Thi is one of the reasons why ihe present
of Benton. We hope that early proi.-ion ! needless taxes are continued, though they
for a mail service will be made. Before I :uv lk',-u,,-v crus!li" lIle industry and eu-
the change this
mail, and now it has none. Tie matter
.-.uotild be attended to without delay. ;.s a
very huge community is
without in .til facilities.
p. ft n-;rfi-
A Political II AKAX'JCi:. We learn from
i artles who were present at the M. B. ple-
n-c pro nr.
Mr. C.S. :
s (,n the Clackamas, that a Rev.
precher made a most digustlng
. political hurangne as a Fourth of July!
I oration at that pi, ice
last Monday. The
'.ate. for which the
has left the
peop.t; of Oi
ogon should let! grateful. !
i acu narrow-minded political preachers !
j are of no bvnefn or ue to on y cctptnimi' v"
and Oregon should feel rejoiced 1, i !
,. r , 0ll,a at being 1
j rid of one of them. His calibre i in f uu
j hat mony wiih Li Uiiltire. and to one i
! could expect anything !.t.,. ., ,. . I
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r.cWCEP. The subset ir,ii.,n . I
! t,e IhntU has been redoL.i !
we .are s
,v;-o,l :ifio ? IV !!ir.fc,t!,,.l .
1Vn lioP-vi-,c r,rm , , ,
! ,l- ,ii...uay otcAn i to be larger
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issued at thai pric?.
Tils SLliries of cur State Officers.
' Some of the Radical papers are. terribly
alarmed already about the proposed in
crease of the salaries of our State officers.
Ihey claim that Oregon wiil go Radical
in 1S72, and ss it wit! take four years to
amend the State Constitution, it will not
be for the benefit of the Democracy but
for the Radicals, which they say will be
elected two and four years hence with so
much ease, but which will not be. The
move to increase the salaries of our State
officers will not affect those who were
elected at the last election, as their salaries
cannot be increased or diminished during
the term of their office. They say that
the Democracy, as soon cs they get into
power, propose to double the salaries ol
their officers, thereby increase the much
complained of burdens of taxation. We
venture the prediction that the salaries o:
all the State officers could be doubled un
der an honest and economical Democratic
State administration and the tax for State
purposes hi reduced. There are other
places where the people's money has been
squandered, and not a legitimate salaries.
If tbe State officia's were to receive double
their present salares it would only be
33,800 increase per annum, while the in
ducements to the officers to administer the
aT.iirs of the people in an honest and
faithful manner would far exceed this sum
There are plenty of places wdiere this
amount can be chopped of"."' and among
them is the 800 paid to C. A. Reed as
Adjutant (general, and the- printing of his
reports, $200 more, which are about as
much use lo Oregon a;, a fifth wheel is to
a wagon. If the DemocTae3r increase the
pay of honest ofMeers, the people need en
tertain no fears that the present high taxes
will be increased, but on the contrary
they will be reduced. The State Govern
ment of Oregon was organizes! at a time
when her population was small, and had
the Constitution provided for high salaries
the people would have rejected it. But
we Lave grown, and our taxable property
lias more than doubled since the State
was admitted, and while the Radicals had
increased the State taxes from one and a
half mil: on the dollar to five and a hull,
wiih the huge increase of taxable prop
erty, they Lave not increased thos salaiies
of the State officers, but s-fjuandered the
money which has been collected trom the
tax-payers for unknown purposes. Dur
ing Whitcaker's administration, when the
salaries were the same as under the Radi
cals, a State revenue of about $40,000 per
annum left a surplus in the State Treasury,
while the revenue has been increased so
i hat tho State now collects about $2."0.
000 per annum. Will any one say that
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;i;e cia;e cannot, j ay out ot
ats sum to its
three executive officers the paltry sum of
$7, CO ) per annum and not increase the
tit re will make a thorough examination
tnto the affairs of State at its ses.-ioi;, and
wh:it bas hvcn (lone whh '!(;'y
i ma i: as ueen et itocteu trom
it may have been paid out in legal and
legitimate expenses, but to us as well as a
majority of the peonle of Oregon, it, looter
rather doubtful. '1 i
no will develop w hat
ln-en uotie w itn the money, and in the
intime the people may rest assured
that the Democracy will honestly and
. ti'lifiiUv :td ti ;ri in t'n-1ty..-- f"
! iru-.u and economy.
i State Orr; cu l.s ? We see by interior pa-
peojiio. mere v. as a Time in past yea
when the population of Oregon was not a
third of the present number, and style
rather primitive about the capital, per
haps the salaries of Governor Secretary
of State. Treasurer, etc., tailed with the
duties thev bad to perform ; btt at present
those officials cannot, perform" their in
creased duties and houfsth sustati." their
social and financial obligations noon tin
salaries now allowed bylaw! 'jt v,i,'!
take four years to increase official com-.
peus-.up-m through ,i constitutional mode,
and it i.-rlhe interest of the w hole State to
move in the matter, so as to remove
temptation away from the inmates of the
Suite House. G,mmcrcld.
Ben. Hulladay is not satisfied with be
ing the Railroad King of Oregon, but he
wants to be the newspaper King also. He
ard Geo. II. Williams have embarrassed
the west side Company so for the past two
years that they had to sell out to him.
Aow he hopes to get control of the papers.
when h:s road to crush the people of Ore
gon will be coin plec
Nearly six and a half million dollar;
amt-n'o lu-iKirltr. willbenaid
fin; lis vr:f I or rniiee ;m- in ri'i-i-niii
I terprise ol me country.
There has been quite a muss among the
colored members of the Texas Legislature
oec iiise toe use oi iue nan was r veu lor
a great State ball at the capitol on the 3.1
oUBine. which the sable law-makers were
not invited to at'er.d. When thev found
out that they were excluded ihey "nir-de a
strong efTort to repeal the permission, but
That was a pretty thought of the old
savage. Red Cu-ud, when he said : "Our
nation is melting away 1 ke snow on the
sid cf the hill w hen the sun is warm, j
while your people are like the blades ol
P in 'i11''11' u lie" S:l!'arn'r is corning."
An,l' 'Udn'l !fm,vv. l f'rom Longfellow
or atiy otnrr lebow. either.
TIie Bulletin". This is the tliile of the
ni- ,:iV.v whirli is to nrrn-nr on isui
TYik Bulletin. This is the ih!e of u,..
nmv l:iiiv winch is to nmie:ir nn l!n IsiL t
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j inst. at Portland. James O'Jfeara is an-
nounced as publisher. It will issue a daily
monuns and evenimr ediiion. and also a
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! forihwau to complete the first sect on of
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the 'revisions of the act.
Telegraphic Clippings. j
In the House, Axtell opposed the amend
ment increasing the appropriation for inci
dental expenses of the Indian service in Cal
Hernia from $7,500,000 to $10.000,000,a3 it
was intended for the removal of the peace
ful, industrious and civilized Mission Indi
ans, who are citizens and voters, to reser
vations in San Diego. He represented tbe
movement to be a speculative one to se
cure the farms of these Indians. The
amendment was non-concurred in.
Butler, of Tennessee, from the Com
mittee on Elections, reported ia the Ken
tucky election ca ;e that Rice, the sitting
member, was disqualified under the Four
teenth Amendment, and that tbe uovernor
be notified thereof.
The funding bill was considered. Vari
ous amendments were offered and rejected,
including one for payment of interest in
foreign countries, when the Secretary of
the Navy deems advisable. Another to
strike out the exemption of bonds from
taxation. Another making bonds and
coupons payable in lawful money instead
of coin. Another prohibiting the employ
ment of agents, and another prohibiting
the payment of any commissions or brok
erage. Washington", Jul' 1. In tbe Senate, to
night, the vote on striking out the income
tax, was reconsidered, and Wilson's
amendment, continuing it till the end ot
1872 at the rate of 2J per cent, adopted.
The Senate classification of duty on cigars
was also restored. The public debt state
ment shows a reduction during June of
320.20:5.77;. The coin balance is 113
7(10,018, including $6-1,517.120 in coin cer
tificates; currency, 528 915 007. The
President has nominated Felix A. Mat
thews, of California. Consul to Tangier ;
Bdward Johnson, of South Carolina. Con
sul to Ta'cahuno ; Mos.s Grinriell. Naval
Officer of New York ; TIioh. Murphy, Col
lectoij. of Customs lor New York. The
President has signed the ads to regulate
the foreign and coasting trade, and to pre
vent the extermination of fur-bearing ani
mals in Alaska. The amount ot interest
falling due on bonds held as sinking and
special fund, amounting to $2,300,000
coin is to be sold and used to purchase
The House Judiciary Committee have
agreed to a general bill authorizing the
Secretary of the Treasury to issue dupli
cates for all lost bonds, on full proof of
loss, and indemnity against all luture
The joint resolution instructing fhe
President to negotiate with the Indians on
the Cmatilla reservation was signed.
The naturalization bill was taken up.
Sumner's amendment striking out the
word " white' from the naturalization
laws havipcr been adopted, the question
was upon W'ii'i mis' amendment to exclude
Chinese from its benefits. After a long
discussion the Senate took a recess. At
the evening session, the vole by which
Sumner's motion was reconsidered was
oassed. 27 to 1 1. and it was rejected by a
vote of 30 against If. Warner moved an
amendment!) extend the naturalization
laws to aliens of African descent. Adopted
30 against 20. The bill as reported lo the I
Senate and amended, was passed. j
Cnte.voo. July C. A Thii.cs'' Washington
peeial says tin opponents of Chinese
j moor are no; sausneu w un u;e action ot
the Senate yesterday in depriving that
race of the benefit of naturlization. but
desire that Congress should uo further.
and pass a bill to prohibit ron'racts for
servile labor. An effort in the latter
direction will be made in the House
during the present week, and both parties
seem inclined to legislate to that end.
' 1 he del) -Me in ihe Senate yesterday on
t uis question fended to ridicule presenta
tions made in certain quarters that Chines
laborers were about to flood the country.
Ni.w Yoi;k. July G. A Washington
. special to the Tribune says it is rumored
and ereu'.tetl in omcial circles that Hamil
ton Fidi has tendered his resisrnation.
lie has been urging the President to
accept his resignation, as he desires to
retire from public life in this country.
A Democratic Presidential Committee
has boon appointed, Hon. Samuel J. Ran
In the Reconstruction Committee ses
sion to-day. the motion to have a general
amnesty bill reported fcr action at this
session was lost by a tie vote. An effort
will be made by some Southern members
to introduce the Butler bill and pais it
under suspension of the rules.
j Washington-, July 7. It is said that
I before the close of a week a number of
j important changes in the diplomatic
j service will lie made a strong appeal to
I the President against the "removal of
Motley. If appears that Grant is deter
mined to remove that gentleman. Ban
croft is also understood to be in danger
x"rtT,d: rsf HSecr
Among fhe m-i-iy exchanges that have
congratulated Oregon on her success, we
cite the following : We do not in the
South, says the Richmond Enquirer.
appreciate I ally the victory in Oregon,
which resulted in the e'ecfion of a Demo
cratic Governor and ot.Ver .State officers,
and a Legislature which secures the defeat
of Mr. Williams, among the most ultra of
the Radical members of the Senate.
For a year past it has engaged Ihe atten
tion of political circles at Washington,
and all the patronage of all the Depart-
moots of the Government has been prodi- j
w-'Itv used to secure :i Perm Jitie-.i n viefnrv.
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Custom-nouse. postomee. ami ottier appro
priations have been made by Congress
without stint, with a view to the re-election
of Williams, and the Federal appoint
ments have all turned upon this single
point. And yet. with all this against
them, the Democratic party of gallant
Of gon has tiiumphed. Who can over
estimate such a victory at such a time,
and in the face of such a pnwerfull com
bination. It seems that, as the American
Union, settled by Europeans, taught their
motherland for seventy years the practice
of constitutional liberty, to tin slope oi
j the great Pacific, peopled by settlers from
the older States will preserve a nucieus
I of political freedom, around which thr
citizens of the Atlantic States may rally
! t!lt'r coming light against Radical
oppression, corruption and misrule. The
j Radicals beaten at Washington, under the
veiy eyes of ihe Radical heads of depart
ments, and in Oregon, where they had
prepared for certain victory, will now
bejrin to see that the people are mov-insr.
and that the daws of their despotism are
numbered. Roll on the ball.
New Bishop. Bishop Wightman, of
Charleston. South Carolina, has been ap-
pointed to preside at toe approacuingw--
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South. lie is expected ia Oregon some
time in August.
Official Vote of the State. The en
tire official vote of the State has not yet
reached us. Grant. Union and Curry are
not yet received. We shall probably re
ceive the official vote through the Secre
tary of State in time for our next issue.
The Herald says :
We are called upon to cbronicle the
most fearful accident which has ever taKen
place in this city. The Senator, which
was returnirg from the Emmet Guard ex
cursion on Monday, had scarcely made her
landing when the gang plank gave way
precipitating into the river some fifteen or
twenty persons, many of them ladies and
children. The plank was resting on a
-drop apron." which Jrom some cause
proved insufficient to bear the weight of
ttie people who were oa the plank. The
sight struck terror to the hearts of many
who witnessed the scene ; but brave men
reckless of their own lives, plunged into
the river and rescued the unfortunate,
people who were struggling in the water.
It was thought thought that all were res
cued, but it was soon discovered that a
lady named Mrs. Bellian was missing.
Search was instantly made for her, but
without avail, and it soon became appar
ent that she had been drowned. At an
early hour yesterday morning her body
was recovered by W. llartly, a short dis
tance from the wharf. The coroner was
notified of the fact, and held an inquest
upon the body of the deceased.
Sheriff Craig, of Union County, arrived
in the city last evening, haying in charge
three prisoners en rtnde for the Penitenti
ary. The names of the convicts are as
follows : Geo. Dodson. convicted ou the
charge of murder in the second degree
and sentenced for life : John Allen and
John Joseph, sentenced for three years
each, having ueen convicted of grand
From a gentleman who arrived in the
city yesterday from Astoria we learn that
a son of Captain Ilobson. of the Josie
McNear, was drowned near Clatsop beach
while bathing on Sunday last. At the
same place was also drowned on Monday
a young son ot Mr. CofJunburg.
The reward offered for the capture of
Tictmor end Falk, the two men who made
their escape from the county jail a short
time since, is withdrawn by order of the
The Sentinel says the late rains has dam
aged the hay crop considerably.
The farmers are cutting wheat, with
prospect of abundant harvest.
There will be abundance of peaches,
pears, apples and other fruits.
Hon. W. W. Chapman is announced as
to speak in Jacksonville on the subject ot
Railroads next week.
We learn from ihe Guard that Mr. D. S.
Snelling, an old pioneer of Oregon, died
The Steamer Albany reached Eugene
Monday, June 27th. with a load of freight.
Very late in the season lor boats to run
that far up.
A little daughter of S. E. Warner, of
Fall Creek Township. di-d last week, it is
believed from the effects of strychnine.
Dr. Robert Alexander narrowlv escaped
drowning lately, while crossing a slough
of the McKenzte fork.
The Democrat says that the Ilarrisburg
mail leaves this city on Mondays and
Thursdays, instead ot Tuesdays and Ft i
d.tys as heretofore.
There are twelve candid ifes for the de
gree of A. B. at the Willamette University
this season. Interesting exercises are an
ticipated. The Ensign tells of the re-marriage of
L. T. Thompson and wife, who were mar
ried at sea several years ago. Judge
Deady having declared such a marriage
ililegal. they have been married again.
The schooner Bobolink arrived at
Scottsburg with two cases' of small pox
ou board. She is in quarar.tiii'i and pre
cautions have been taken to prevent the
spread of the disease.
The rtabtdealcr says that We learn that
a larg amount ol new mown hay was
injured by tha late rains. But while it
was injurious to the hay it ws incalcula
ble benefit to the late grain and corn
The Bedrock Democrat says :
On the night of the ISth inst.. the sluices
on the claim belonging-to Messrs. Jones.
Rivers it Co., in Blue Canyon, just above
Auburn, were cleared up by some expert
sluice-robbers. The amount realized by
the scoundrels is estimated at from four
to five hundred dollars. Suspicion of this
robbery rests upon a band of Chinese.
Some fears are entertained that the
grasshoppers will cause the farmers in
Powder River Valley considerable trouble.
Already they have devasted several fields
or finely-growing grain.
The Democrat urges upon the citizens
of Baker to build a suitable edifice in
which to Lold divine service
The Corvallis Gazette says :
Dr. R. C. Johnson, one of fhe best
known and most successful! practitioners
of Corvallis. is lying seriously ill with the
consumption. During his long residence
here the Dr. has achieved an enviable rep
utation in the practice of medicine. We
sincerely hope he will soon be about again.
The Commencement Exercises of the
Corvallis College tianspired on Thursday
hist . The recipients of Baccalaureate
honors were : Alice L. Biddle, J. K. P
Curran and Robert M. Veatch. Miss Pid
dle read an excellent and instructive essay
no the subject : "Progress of Mind.,'
She is a young lady of much literary tal
ent. The isLdesman says :
The site t'Lr the Railroad Depot was
definitely chosen yesterday and is located
across Mill Creek" south of the oil mill,
on a beautiful piece of gravelly prairie
on the roud up Mill Cretk. Thh; location
has been decided by the gift of five and
half blocks of land, by the Trustees of
the University, favorably situated for a
James M. Curley has been known fo sur
veyors and persons around the Lard
Office for many years. He has lately be
come almost senseless? and incapable from
excessive use of liquor, having been pro
claimed bv the city authorities as a com
mon drunkard. Yesterday afternoon he
entered the back door of the shoe store of
J. B. Nichols, unperceived, and some time
afterward, hearing a strange noise in the
i back room. Mr. Nichols entered it to find
him in dying condition. lie lived an
hour or so and died unconscious. Curley
was a civ il engineer by profession and
was accounted a most accomplished
draughtsman. The worst that can be said
of him k that ho was an enemy t j himself.
He was to no one else.
The iron columns at the new hotel are
all in place, and the work will now pro
The weather is very excefstvely marm.
and the river is falling rapidly.
A number ofthe business hoifses arnnnd
town are being fitted up with gas3 fixtures. 1
The materials of the Press were sold
for $525. and will be transported to Mon
mouth this week.
Sheriff Zieber of Portland came up last
evening with two prisoners for tbe State
Penitentiary Joseph W. Campbell, of
Columbia county, who shot Mills, gets
two years for intent to kill ; and m.
Spenee. sentenced for one and a half
years tor roobery.
The Grand Jury, in making its final
report, condemned tbe Court House as
dilabidated and entirely out of order.
The State Journal says that it appears
from the census so far as taken by Mr. E.
P. Henderson, that the proportion of this
county, as to sex. is about equal. The
males preponderate in a small degree.
n . .
Exercised. The editor of the Eugene
Journal, formerly a nigger policeman and
purveyor of waste paper for Radical con
gressmen, but more recently the Radical
candidate for State Printer is terribly ex
ercised over the rumor that (Jen. Lane
will be a candid ite for the U. 3. Senate.
To ease the fellow's aching gizzard, we
will say that Gen. Lane is a candidate for
no position and would not permit bis
name to be used in that connection. The
sonorous yelp of the entire pack of Rad
ical curs will fall but lightly on the ears
of Gen. Lane, and will have as little as the
barking of Randolph's poodle had upon
the moon. I'laimleakr.
Received. We have received a business
chart of Olympia. containing a picture ol
that city in the center, which is said by
those w ho have seen the place to be a true
picture. The chart was printed by J. N.
Gale & Bro., and we are indebted to Geo.
F. Smith, formerly of this city, for the copy
Hot Weather. We notice by our State
exchanges that the warm weather for the
past week has been more severe both north
and south than in this city. The ther
mometer reach at Salem and Portland 103
degrees, while it uever rose higher then
100, and tee average for the warmest days
from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., was 93 degrees
in this city.
Insult to Injlkv. The be nl in el. after
having sold the Oregonian and Statesman
with false returns from Douglass county,
very cooly tells these papers that they
ought to have been better informed than
to place any reliance in it. This is adding
insult to injury.
The Rksit.t in Douglas. The Republi
can papers are persistent in asserting
that Judge Ke'say obtained a majority
in this county and is elected, and that one
Applegate a fugitive from the last Legis
lature is re-elected. Now. know all men
by these presents, that Thayer obtained 15,'i
majority in this county, and that the whole
Democratic Legislative ticket is elected as
appears by the certified abstract forward
ed to the Secretary of- State by the proper
Lifkw Chakles DiKKNS By Pi R.
Shelt m Mackenzie. With Papers. Recol
lections. Anecdotes and Letters, by " Boz.'
never before collected. T. B. Peterson Ac
Brothers. No. 30G Chesnut Street. Philadel
phia, have in press, for immediate publi
cation. The Life of Charles Dickens. It
will contain, beside a full history of his
Life, his Uncollected Pieces, in Prose and
Verse Recollections and Anecdotes, as
well as Letters never before pub'ished :
and will trace the entire career of the
great Novelist from the timr of his "birth
and first connection with journalism as a
reporter, to its unexpected and lamented
termination on the 9th of Jund, 1S70. By
Dr. R. Shelton Mackenzie. It will also
contain a new engraved likeness of Charels
Dickens, taken from a photograph for
which he sat a few days prior to his death.
The whole will be issued in a large
duodecimo volume, bound in cloth, uni
form with ' Petersons.-' various editions of
'The Cntnnlete Works of Charles Dickens."'
Price SI. 50. Agents wanted everywhere,
to engage in its sale. Advance copies
will be sent to any one, post paid, on
rceipi of price.
Quick. Work. Mr. Thatcher,
Rood Agent for the Oregon and
California Stage Company, stocked
the line from Portland to Corvallis
in six days In this time he had
to select and purchase about fifty
head of horses, six wagons and
harness for his stock, hire drivers,
fix stae stands, divide the road
into sections, and many other
j tilings of a like nature, but all
requiring time. e consider it
doing business with a rush. Dal
The San Francisco Fiyaro thus
opens on one of our representatives
abroad : "Minister I)e Long finds
it itnposiLle to live scomfortably
in Japan on a salary of $7,500 a
year. Things must bo very expen
sive in that country. AVe knew
M.r l)e Long to live comfortable on
a salary of 40 a month and his
hash, when he was tending bar for
John 'Atchison, at Foster's Bar,
An exchange says that Acker
man, the newl appointed Attor
ney General, ow ns 2.000 acres of
land in Georgia. What possible
chance was there for Senator Wil
liams to be appointed to the office,
under such circumstances ? Since
Grant is President, "the longest
pole knocks the persimmon
The Lvadicals all claim that the
reduction of the public debt is to
be placed to the credit of the Ad
ministration. Xot at all. It is
due to the great forbearance of the
peopl?, who meekly submit to the
most outrageous taxation ever
imposed on any people. IJx.
Senator Anthony, of Rhode
Island, and Senator Cragin, of Xew
Ilampshire, were re-elected by the
Legislatures of their respective
States ou the 1 4th of June.
The Connecticut Legislature has
refused to strike the word ."white
from their State Constitution.
Oregon City Prices Current.
The following are the-tmces paid for
produce, and the prices at which other ar
ticles are selling, in this market :
WHEAT White, bushel, 890 cts,
OATS bushel. 50 cts.
POTATOES bushel. 4050 eta.
ONIONS 11 bushel. $1 0C :S1 50.
FLOUR bbl. $5 00$5 50.
BEANS .White, ft... cfs.
DRIED FRUIT Apples, ) ft).. 44i.f
Peaches. lb., lfijc: Blums, fl., 15
16 cts.; Currants. lb.. 1020 cts.
BUTTER lb.. ir20cts.
EGGS dozen. 15(20 cts. 0
CHICKENS dozen. $3 004 00.
SUGAR Crushed. ft.. 20 cts.; Island
lb.. 10I2 cts.; N. O., lb.. 15 cts.
iSan Francisco refined. lb . 1GJ cts.
TEA Younjr Hyson, "53 lb.. $1 50:
pan. ft)., 90c$l 25 ; Black. ? ft., 75c,
COFFEE D ft).. 2225 cts.
SALT Tf) lb., 1J3 cts.
SYRUP Heavy Golden, 1 gnl!., 90c. 5
Ex. Heavy Golden. f fall., $1 00
BACON Hams. ft).. 16 cts: Sides,
15 cts. ft).: Shoulders. 10 cts.
LARD jP, ft,., 1215 cfs.
OIL Devoe's Kerosene. gall., 70c.(ty
75 ; Linseed oil. raw. gall.. $1 65 ;
Linseed oil. boiled, p gall., $1 70.
WOOL "p? ft)., 20 cts.
BEEF On foot, 7 8 cts. R ft. '
POKK On foot. 6 ets. f Tb.
SHEEP Per head. S2 0(!$2 50
HIDES Green, " ft.. 5c. ; Dry ,3 S
Wistar's Wild Cherry Balsam. This
Balsamic compound has become-a home fix
tare. Btt all who suffer, and hSive in vain
attempted to cure their coughs, cole's, bron
cbial or pulmonary complaints, make use of
this unequaled remedy.
In this city. July m1870f to the Wife of
J. M. Bacon, a Son.
LAUDEN & DcFRANGE'S
For the instruction sf
Middle-Aged Iflen, Ycnrg Kes
In the biantbts of a Er.sir.e53 Education-
rpiIIS IS WITHOUT DOUbT A JIOsT
JL thorough aud etlicient 1 n-li: uti,n, and '
has made lor i:s lf a name in Oregon,
which its friends are justly jjroud. O .
'1 lie biua cb'.s wliicn stiiiij out prominent'
ly iu the ciin iculum of fctudy are o
l'OI.ITICAL LCU.NOAIV, - O
COMMEUC1AI, I. AW,.
A most thorough practical departments
in constant operation, in which are com-
pr sod all Ute minutiae of business atl'jirtiv
SStudeiitd can enter at any time, .otv .?
Ciilf at rooms; corner of FilOXT and AL- t
Dilit streets,, or c nd for a circular eonl-iu-j'ug
lull iiiioi fnatitin. Address,
LAUUE.V & UfFBASCE
Sheriff 's Sale.
fOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BY
vntiie. of an executiou isetied oat of
too (Jncuit Com t, of the Matis of Orrg n,
for the county of (Jiackarnas, andto me di
rected, in favor of William 1. Ihdand ai.d
against James M. Moore, for tbe sum of live ;
thousand, eight hundred and nineteen dol-
lara and 4.VluO ($r,Sla 4oj, with intere-tat
the rate of lo per cent, per annum trom the ;
1 1 tli day ot Ma", lbti'.', and the farther sum
ot $2S OO-lOU costs and for dollars ac
cruing cost ; 1 have this second day ot July,
A. U., 1870, levied Aipon all the light, title
and interest of th? sa.d James M. Moore,
wtiici. he now lias, or may have had at auv
time since the eleventh day ot March', A. I).,
lstil, in the following dtsci td land, to-wit ;
Claim t7, being part of wctlow thiFtj-one
(ol), T two ri)-sout!i K, two t2i eav, ca-
tauiHig about sixty-three (C'J) at reft, the me '
buitig the land sold by Geo. A. l'ea.-e, Ad
mintstratoi de (joitia hon, of the estate of
Koberi Moore, deceased. And will proceed
to se.l the same, at public auction, to- th
highest bidder ltrcash,iu froitol tlw Const
House do r, in Oregon City, on Saturday,
the s xth day of August, A. D.r ls70r at tin
hour of 10 o'clock a. m., to (Ssttisry said tric
cutiou, costs and accruing cost?.
Sheriff Clackamas tountr.
By T. J. McCakver, Deputy.
Oregon City, July '2, lS70.rjuVt5
1 t.m ., '
"VfOTlCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BY
Ll virtue of an execution, issued out
the Circuit Court of the State ot Ureg"n, tot
tbe county of Clackamas, and to Wie direct- f
ed, iu favor of William I. Doiand and'
against James M. Moore, for the sum of fS)c'
thousand, eight hundred and nineteen dol
lars and 45-luO, (5,S19 4o) w ith interest at
the rate of teu per cent, per annum from the
eleventh day of May, 1800, and the further
sum ot -2s, 'JO costs, and for dollar-
accruing costs; I have this second day if
July, A. D.. 1870, levied tipou all the inter
est which James M. Moore now has, or may
have had since the eleventh dayof March.
IStit, in and to the land claim of Kobtit
Moore, deceased, said claim being kjowu
upon the plats m the Land Office at Oftgou
Ci y as claim No, 71, Notification No. v
section Sn, T. 2, S. It. 1 E, and claim No w.
part of stctioii 1, T. 3 S. It. 1 E, t-aid inter
est being an undivided fomth interest in saw
claim. And will proceed to sell the same,
public auction, to the highest bidder fyf
cash, in front of the Court House door, m
Oregon Citv, on Saturday, the sixth day j
August, A.'l).. 1870, at the hour ot 10 o'o" ;
a. ni., to satisy said executi$, costs ana at
cruing cost-j. , -
JOHN MYERSe 1
Plipriff Clackumiis torn ty. I
Ky T J. McCarveu, Deputy
ity, July 2, lS70.:ju0tr,
rpriERE WILL BE A PUDLTC E.XAMI""
L ation of the Teachers for Clack im'
Countv, at the City Seminary, Oregon C'itJ
on Monday, July 25, 1670, at" In o'clock a.io
Pup't of Common i-chools.
Orf eon City, Oregon, July, 7, 187o:ot
Willamette Lodge iXo. 151. O,
Meets every Saturday evening, at the roctr t
S.B-; corner of Main t m. -tte. fw ;
iiivviv. lSlWUl - u. - - fit
Hy order of