The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, August 13, 1870, Image 2

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tEhcltScckln enterprise.
Oregon City, Oregon ,
Aurast 13. 1873.
A Coiitradietisn.
We occasionally meet with a Domncrat
(so calltfd) who favors (ho payment of tha
national debt in accord ince with the idea
of the Radical party. The most singular
feature in this is, that some of those
wLo favor this unjust liml illegal debt, are
men who have held pi.o.uiaent positions
in the Democratic party.and edited papers
daring most of the time while the debt was
being contracted. They could not. have
been honest in their declarations of op
position io the war. and their assertions
that it was illegal, that the Radical party
were robbing and defrauding the people,
and the cause for which the debt was con
tracted was wilhmt the authority of law
..or else they are not honest in their de
claration-: in favor iff the payment of this
debt now. In either event, they an; in a
contradictory position. If the debt was
contracted as they stated. there is certainly
no good reason why that " illegal and
O fraudulent" debt should now be paid. We
O find these men, and some are very loud
and clamorous for its payment, dming the
entire period ol thj war opposing every
measure of the party in power, but since
the war closed, they favor giving the
sanction of the Democracy to the wrong
and contraction of an enormous
debt. We cannot see any consistency in
such a eyurse. If it was wrong to wage
a war against the .South, if it was ideiral to i ,
Cfcontr-act a large and burdensome debt for
the subjugation of the Southern States, on
a paper currency basis, it is undoubtedly
wrong, unjust and oppressive on the tax
payers ofVue country to now pay that
debt aa proposed by the Radical party
and those Democrats who favor its pay-
rjent. The position of the Democracy on
thas question cannot be misunderstood, so
j 1
far as Oregon is concerned. They favor
the payment of only that which Is justly and
lejally due the bondholders of the country.
The debt was contracted while paper
rfcToney was the currency of the nation. and
on that basis i? is proposed to pay the
debt. No man who invested in Govetn-
ment securities expected
ie time h
invested anything but the money of the
country in return for his currency, except
the interest, v&ich was specified in the
contract. Rut
notwithstanding this debt
lias been ilt'elarcul i'U.r-il hi? I!u.c,i cn.1,1
, . . ,
men, we now find that they favor tae pay-
ment of the debt in accordance with the
resolution of Congress, which increa.u'd
the debt, by a bin: pie resolution, iu.-t the
difference between greenbacks and coin.
If, the war was nniust, illegal and unwar-
ranted by the constitution of the country.
where can there be found any law for ti e
payment of the debt contracted lor carrv
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ing on such a war, any ni- re than there is
law to pay off the the Confederate d.-bt,
contracted at the same time V The posi
tion laken by those men against the war
hhould bar them forever from favoring the
payment of any part of the debt contract
ed while that war was being carried on.
or they show that their opposition to the
war arfl war measures were false at the
time they opposed them. We consider
there is but one way for 'he Democracy
to shy itself consistent with its past
record, and that is, to ascertain as -ear-as
possible what portion of the debt is justly
due, and pavthat, and no more, and this
payment to be made in currency, exactly
in the money which the Government
agreed to rjay at the time it was borrowed
or contracted. This, we believe, is the
recognized interpretation of the eighth i f
resolution of our late platform, acrains!
which the opponents centered their entire
energies, and which was triumphantly en
dorsed by-,ihe voters of Oregon. If these
men who were stKbitter in denouncing the
war ar.d the manner of contracting the
debt will tae the trouble to examine the
position in which it now place them by
favoring the payment of the debt, we are
satisfied that they will come to tin same
conclusion wSlh us. that there is no con
sistency in the position now held by them
and that entertained while the debt was
being contracted. If the war wu illegal.
and they declared it ?o. the debt is illegal; She pai-y in power has awaken the people
if the dtbt is legal, the war was just and I throughout the entire html, and not wit b
legal. An equitable adjustment of the j standing the prestage of power, the hon
drbt is the only honest and legitimate j est toiling tax payers have written their
manner of now settling this question, and ; doom, and have resolved to reinstate the
(be payment of any part not legally J old. tried and true partv of the country
ftfij justly due to lLe bondholders is an j i:i itl 2. It is now a foregone fact, and
-outi-a-a and a burden on the tax payers j just as sure as the Democracy remain true
nd consumers of the country. Those t(l!ie people-the laboring and prodt.c-
opposed the war and now favor ; itlg Chis.s-thev will achieve an over
bite payment ol the debt are certainly in a ! whelming triumph at the next Pre-iden-,
contradictory portion, and the., present election, and one hul wiil be as last
.endorsement of the debt does not bar- ing as the hills, as the people will liot feel
.znonize wita tneir opposition to the war
ana ttje manner ot tue contraction or an
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enormoua, lrauniuent ana illegal dt-or. t
"There should b a consistency In this mat
ter, and we hnbl that man who onnosed 1
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the war and the objects for whudi it was
wfl. Mnl nnw npntlv f'avr.r ,h, i
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payment 'of the debt contracted while
tht war was carried on.
Not Present.-We did not notice th
name ol W. A. Mcl'herson among the dis- j
tingulshed personages who went to meet (
0O'My Dear Senator." Charlie Lam r wa
g among. them, however, uud -s a v.ry j
approbate proxy for Mc. )
Jacs TJuton's Decision.
Judge Upton's decision on the motion
for a mandamus in the case of Warner vs.
Myers, has been published in all the Tort
land d-aily papers, and as most of our
readers have seen the judicial document,
we will not occupy the space by publish
in? it. We are not sufficiently conversant
with law to decide whether the positions
taken by Judge Upton are correct or not.
There is one thing, however, tha'. we do
know, and that is, that a Judge cannot in
telligibly force the surrender of an office
to anyone unless he has the-evidence of
the fact that said p-erson was legally
! e'ected to the office which he seeks to fill.
I The main point made by Judge Upton's
i opinion is. that Mr. Warner had fi'ud the
I necessary bond, executed the oath of office.
J and received hrs certificate of election.
So far. so good. Had the County Clerk
accepted Mr. Myers' bond and his oath of
oulee, his would also have been on file,
but this was refused by the Clerk. lie
lie proposed to file his bond and oath of
ofiice, but it was rejected by the Clerk.
Rut whether the granting of the mandamus
is just or not, h not the question which we
care mostly about. We knew tiiat the
granting of this writ would amount to
nothing so far as the final right to the office
was concerned, and hence desired, in com
mon with nearly every citizen of this
county, to see the case brought to as
speedy trial as possible, and it was under
stood when the case was docketed that it
would be done. The Judge was requested
to fix a time for hearing of the case before
the no ice was served, but he remarked
to "go on and have it placed on the
do -kef. and I will set the time for heaiiti"
it." He gave the attorneys in the case to
understand that he would si-t the time
within three weeks from the time of the
commencement of the action. But it was
snoti apparent that the case would be de
layed, ami on the same day on which the
motion for a mandamus was first heard, a
motion was also made by Mr. Myers'
counsel to the efl'ect that the case should
brought up for immediate trial, or
cause shown why it should not. This ;no-
tion was taken under advisement, and up
to the present time no decision on it has
been rendered, and it has bi-en under Lis
c nsideralion lor about a month, and yet
he has not seen fit to give his opinion on
this question. The necessary steps have
been taken to fix the amount of bond and
take-an appeal on thiy question. The
time which has already been consumed in
(his case would have been sufficient to
close the trial, and then the legally elected
Sheriff could be discharging his duties.
Now the case will not be brought to a
h-aiing until the- regular term in
October. This has been the aim of the
Radical managers, and thus Ur they have
Micceeded in their object, with the aid of
the Judge. We are pleased to know that
Mr. Mvers is determined to prosecute this
i matter to a final issue, no matter what ob-
si.acles may be thrown in his way by the
l.aoieai juuire and i;is co-iaoorers. ana lit
, ,ias ,lie lwAlly ,1HimH,!1J,ll , a ,!ir?rt, nm
j joriiy of Hie citizens of this county in his
l'Jbrts to have justice done iti the matter
and to prevent, them from being robbjd of
iheir legal expression at the poii-
liorth Carolina Democratic.
The Radical party is fast meeting its
; deserved doom. North Carolina, a State
whicti has for the last eight years been
j completely at the mercy of the Radicals.
!,.,.., ..... . .. ,
iius ai last inruwn on me yoKe ol despot
wn, and the recent election resulted in a
Conservative triumph. The Democrats
elect four out of the seven Congressmen
and the Legislature is largely Democratic.
Wherever elections have been held this
year, the Democracy have made a gain
and from present indications it is altogeth
er provable that the Lower House of the
forty-second Congress will be Democratic.
Tnere is no Slate in the South that the.
j Democracy had a right to ex reel less of
than of North Caroli ia. unless it be South
Caroline, and yet we find her arraying
herself on tb. side of the Democricy in
d,.funce of the Inderal soldiers which had
been sent there to control the wishes ol
the people and to intimidate them Irom a
Vee expression of their will. And this
glorious triumph was won in a State
where u coi nipt party made the negro a
voter, in the hope that his ballot might
aid them in perpetuating their power.
Even this precaution appears to avail
them nothing. Taking the result in North
Carolina as an index, and there can be no
doubt but what the Democracy will make
equal gains in the other Southern States.
,. .
We shall also make
aius in jsew 1 urk.
Pennsly vania, New Hampshire, Ohio, In
dian. Wisconsin, and other western States.
jlhe treachery, incompetency, extrava
! ime. con not. and dishonest noliov ..f
inclined to entrust th
ieir destinies a train in
oiuer hands while the
experience of the
past len years
remains hi their memory.
" luu u is not for
A inenu informs us jjjj
want ol "brams th it McPherson hi-k , i
uerson tia bad
0 -continue the .BVfe. but that his time
is tro nmcp rfpnnv, in b...:
,s 00 m,ItU c""P.ed in hunting sraal
rKer Z aml am,lin? ll,If in the j
pleasent exercise of earr; ing a brick "
Ui hU hat- These iir" Mc" " strong weak-
rr i- - . , .
There is i;o limit to his abilities, ;
hnt' lir.fortnnately for him. no one appro-1
CiaU's '"-fin. Did ' -.M v Dear Senator" come '
lar"- J
The Matter in a Nutshell.
JJen. Holladay wants to dictate who
shall be the next United States Senator so
that he can use him in evading the neces
sity of passing through the Rogue river
and Urn p qua valleys, and in securing a
grant of land for his road in case he should
divert it at Eugene City from the route
designated by the act under which he is
constructing it. It. is therefore plainly
the interest of the people of Southern
Oregon t& ba a man sent to the United
States Senate who will oppose this scheme,
and who will demand that Mr. Holladay
smm um;u me roan on me route contem
plated in the act providing for its con
struction, or if lie diverts his road from
this route that he shall do it at his own
cost This is the railroad question in a
nutshell, and the plain people of Southern
Oregon thus view it. and therefore smile
at the futile efforts of Mr. Holladay "s paid
writer to pull the wool over their eyes for
their own injury.
A correspondent of an opposition paper
asserts that Gov. Grover is a candidate for
the United States Senate, and that this is
the result of a ring movement which con
trolled the last Democratic State Conven
tion. This is all bosh. Mr. G over is no
candidate for the Senate, and as for rings
formed at Albany, there is no truth in the
assertion. There were, however, rings
broken then, and " that's what's the mat
ter with Hannah." The sorehead that got
up this cock and bull story was undoubt
edly in one of the broken rings, but this
is no reason why he should run to an op
position paper and concoct stories with
out any foundation, and the only result of
which, if any. would be 1o produce dis
cord among Democrats. Rut he won't do
any considerable harm, at least we have
no fears -vhatever that he can set the Wil
lamette river on tire.
A Letter from Hon. J- S. Smith on
Railroad Mattel s.
To tiik Editor ok tiik IIkkald:
Stii : My action in connection
what is known as the Humboldt Railroad
has been so liliurh inisrenresentt-d
j consider it proper to make a public
stateiiK'tit of the facts in reference to it.
I went to Washington in the fall of 18GS,
and although I did not take my seat in
Congress until March ISC;). was present
.hiring the last session of the 40th Con
gress, and was consulted freely about Ore
gon matters by Mr. Mallory. who then re
presented the State, and also by Mr. Ren
gra. who was urging his railroad scheme
on the atteitiou of Congress. At that
time it was very doubtful whether the
land grant which has since been secured
by what is known as the Holladay Com
pany, would be saved to the S:a!e for any
purpose. Mr. pengra wanted a grant, tor
ihe Humboldt road, and asked for it b
the short route. Irom Eugene City to the
point of jun"tion with the Ceutiul Rac fie.
A in case of the "loss of the original
grant of l.v (.(). the " Humboldt roml would
be the only one running so ith from the
Wl'am 'e Valley. 1 conct.r ed wi h Mr.
Ala 1 n-y insisting that the bill making the
grant should require the road to be built
through the Rogue River and Umpquu
Valleys. It. deed as I nw remember, the
first suggestion made upon that point in
the numerous conversations we had upon
the subject came from myself. That is a
matter of no particular importance, but I
am sure that both Mallory and Mr. Pengra
will do me the justice to say that I strong
ly insisted on having the bill so framed as
to secure to tiie Southern counties of the
State the benefits of any road that might
be cons'ructed under its provision-..
Mr. Mallory and myself were in perfect,
accord as to that point, and the entire del
egation, so far as I know, were united up
on it.
The bill did not pass.
On the -lih of March I took my seat, in
the House, and my official and responsible
connection with legislation for Oregon
A few d tys af'er the commencement of
the session and belore any legislation af-
f-ctirig railroad interests in this State had
taken place. I was prost a ted by a danger-
ous and protracted illness. and was unabb
to leave my bed or take any notice of
public affairs until long after the adjourn-
ment of Congress
It will be seen from this statement of
(act that, up to the beginning of the last
se-sion. in Deneniber last. I had nothing
whatever to do wit 1 1 the controversy be
tween opposing companies and unites in
Southern Oregon, except that, as before
stated, while there was a probability that
we should have but one road running
south from the Willamette valley. I insist
ed that that road should po through the
Umpqna one Rogue River valleys.
When Congress met in December last
the situation was entirely different.
The grant of 18iif had been secured.
The load was being built, and the entire
Congressional delegation of the State
agreed that Southern Oregon was provid
ed for and that it was no longer necessary
j to stipulate that the Himboldt road
I shou,'j f;om . K7.": Ri'r. Vf,''U'-v. ,Q
cure that se :tion of the fcta e a rai road.
Senator Williams admi's in his letter of
June 17th. published in the (jrrynmcm of !
Julv 7th. that, he reported a bill to the
Senate in which the line of the Humboldt!
road was ptovided lor in the following
words: ' from a point on the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad at or near but not
east of the N rth ' Rend of the Humboldt
river, in the S'ate of Nevada, by the near
est, eligible route, to a point at or near Eu
gene City, at the upper end of the Willam
ette valley.
That was wet before the passage of the
Humboldt bill in the Senate, but the pre
cise date I cannot state, though it was late
in the session.
Senator Williams not only reported the
bill to the Senate in that form, but agreed,
as we all did. that it should be so passed,
and when Mr. Pengra left for Oregon,
a few days before it was amended and
passed on the Senator's motion, there was
no suspicion, to my Knowledge, that it
wruld be either amended or defeated. Up
to that point there had been no disagree
ment or controversy about he form of
the bill or the line of the road during
the session. I had had no intimation
that in the form agreed upon, it was con
sidered by any body as opposed to the in
"Tests ol tbe people ot Uregon.
in mv jetit it was a most imnort-
nnt measure, calculated to develop a large
terests of the people of Oregon.
st?tj-n of the Stat, as yet unsettled, ami
? KatH. "n'V b,,eflt. M' bf!n '
ine who e without dome imurv lo anv ol
th p,rts of the cntnmllh
I was much surprised when I heard that
i2'!Ut,r WiMiams hid amended the bill
charged against me as an' ofifepce, that I
opposed this amendment, which requires
ih j road to come through the vahey of,
Roue liver I did not oppose H. lor i
never l.e.ird of it, or knew of any purpose
to offer it. until after it was passed Xot
one of the delegation from the coast, t
my knowledge, had rmy notice of it, or
was I consulted about it. It is not my
province to determine why the Senator
Jul not
commmcate to his coileagu.s
any information
ie may nave nau ptsmj-
in2 or reauirinz the amendment, ami con
sult with them as to what should be done
ry to explain my own conduct in the mat
The amendment disappointed as much
as it surprised u- Fitch, who had the
power to defeat the bill in the House, was
very angry, and declared it should not
pass as it came from the Senate.
The capitalists who were expected to
build ihe road affirmed that they would
not accept, of the. grant, and build it, by
the new route. The measure was. in my
judgment defeated, and I felt much morti
'fied. If I had been consulted before the
amendment was passed, I should have op
posed it.
The entire Congressional delegation
from t!ie State. Senator Williams included,
had. tip to that time, agreed in the opinion
that a railroad had been secured to South
ern Oregon. I know of no reason for
changing that opinion, and I entertain it
still. Furthermore, if existing laws do
not secure that section of ihe country a
road, this amendment will not.
The company to whom the grant was
made say they wiil not build it on that
route, and it is not reasonable to expect
them to do so. as they would be entirely
at the mercy of the owners of the Holla
day road.
Relieving thtit the Holladay road would
be built, whether the Humboldt bill passed
ur not. I wa? in favor of the direct route
to Eugene City, for several reasons:
First. It is the shortest route.
Second. Ry adopting that route and
continuing it to Portland, by McMintiville.
we should have two competing lines
through the State, ami would thereby pre
vent the existence of a monopoly, and
greatly cheapen transportation.
Third. The company proposed to build
on the short route, under the bill as first
reported, but declined to do so by the
long one. I could not, and do not. see
the propriety of making a grant to a com
pany to secure the building of a road
when they tell you in advance they will
not build it. If the' object of making the
grant is to secure tin building of the road,
and not something else, then it should be
on such a route as will secure that object.
Under the belief that the bill with Sena
tor Wiliians' amendment could not pass
the H'Sise. and with the positive assurance
that, if passed, no road would be built
under it. I resulved to try and have it
amended in the House, and so informed
Mr. Pengra and others.
I should have adhered to that, resolution
if the reasons which led me to adopt it
had continued to exist.
Rut, after a few days consideration, and
before :my attempt to restore the bill to
its original form had been made, th.)
Company notified us. that they would
build the road from Humbolt to Eugene
by the direct route under the bill as it
came from the Senate using the grant as
far as they could, and building without a
grant the remainder of the distance.
Mr. Fi'ch thereupon consented to help me
pass it in that form, and sill opposition
from the friends of the road win with
drawn. Mv only reasons fur seeking to
amend the bill had therefore ceased to
exist, and Irom that moment. I made every
possible effort to take it Irom the Speaker s
table and put it, upon its passage.
The Committee id Public Lands con
sented to recommend its passage without
amendment, and if it had been reached it
would have passed ; but the press of
business was too groat. We could not
get it up. and it retains its place on the
Speaker's table among a mass of other
Senate bills in the same tarnation, for
action at. the next session.
I shall then o.vrt myself io the utmost
to secure its passage, believing that bv
whatever route the road may be
will be ol great advantage to the Stale,
but still adhering to the opinion that the
greatest benefits will be secured il it shall
come direct to the head of the valley.
It may be asked why 1 should doubt
that a road will be built by way of Klam
ath Lake, when - the same company that,
h-'S the grant now. was willing to agree to
build by that route in lH',8?
Mv answer is that, in 1SC8. it, was sup-
posed by the Company that their road
would be the only one running south
; from the Willamette ; and furtherm re. the
j bill under which they vtere then willing to
bndd by that route, gave them a subsidy
iu money, or bonds endorsed bs the Gov
ernment, with which to build if. These
are the reasons they assign for being will
ing then, and unwilling now.
I think it will lie apparent to everv'one
fiom the foregoing stf. tement that" the
charge that I have opposed the interests
of Southern Oregon in this matter is
entirely unfounded. 1 have opposed no
road, but have done all I could in favor
of all that have been projected. I have
never thrown so much as a straw in the
way of the Ilolbiday road have never by
act or word, opposed it. but on the con
trary, af'er having been one of the first to
project it. I have, on every occasion, done
all I could to hasten and facilitate its
It makes little difference to me who
owns that or any other road in the State.
Railrovl corporations are much the same
everywhere. They do all the business
they c in, and charge the highest rates
they can get. To be successful and ueiul
tt:f,y must be stir ng. and because they are
i strong they aic dangerous. As the repiv-
s-'ti'titive of the State in the House 1 have
lelt it to tie my duty to encourage and
stimulate the build tig of railroads to the
greatest possible extent, as the best means
of developing our resources ami increas- j
ing our population, and at the same time)
to so locile and distribute them, so far, as !
mv influence extended, as to cause as i
much competition between them as' possi
ble. I would make them our servants.
and not our masters. Experience every
where shows that competition is the only
sa'eguard against oppression by railroad
corporations. To secure that was one of
the strongest and most effective arguments
in favor of the Northern Pacific rood, as
a check upon the Central and Union
Pacific, which roads have a monopoly of
trans-continental transportation. I b?ve
wished and labored to secure two continu
ous and competing lines from the north
ern border of our State to the southern ;
a line from some point on the Columbia
river to Salt Lake, to compete with the
Northern Pacific, and one connecting our
valleys with the sea at Astoria. With
these roads completed our State must
future as in the past. In what 1 have 1
done and attem-He l to do I have been J
influenced onlv bv a sincere desire opro-i
mote the interests" of the Stale, as I under-j
stood them, lam not ccneious of hav-
' ' , T "',. tie was not exported to reum' his nower
and prosperous eommonweahhs west of :f- J ,., . urn. i s power
the MissUppi. 1 have favored all nt ur Z V b
these road,-, and given oppcsitb n to none V r ' 7, n n'fUon is who
I shall ,m -se The same course in the sh' 1 ." the word "abd.eate,"
ing made any mistake in regard to them,
and after making this statement 1 submit
my action in regaiu u liiiuuaua io iue
judgement of my constituents confidence
not doubting that it will receive their
approval. J- S. Smith.
Telegraphic Clippings.
New Yohk, Aug. 8. A, special dispatch
says the 1'residetit after consulting (Jen.
Sherman on Friday last, took occasion to
documents which in reality place him in a
position of a representative of the Presi
dent as Commander-in-Chief of our army.
No doubt Gen. bheridan will be admitted
to the headquarters of the French and
Prussians, and be treated with all proper
Washington:, Aug. 9. A rumor is cir
culated to day of the death of Napoleon
It could not be traced to a reliable
Secretary Robeson says it is not true
that a free use ol United States vessels
in the Asiatic fleet has been tendered to
Seward for traveling purposes?. There
is no au.hority for thus using Navy ves
sels. Nr:w York. Aug. 9. A dispatch to
HeutyJ 'lews tt Cc f o n a partner in Lon
don, says revolution is imminent in Paris.
The rumor of Napoleon's death is not cer
tain, but probable.
Fas is. Aug. 8. Paris b fearfully excit
ed over the army news- from the Iron.
Tnere are universal cries of - To Arms!"
'To Arms!" The Empress is in coiimiI
tation wivh the Deputies. The Prince Im
perial has returned from the front.
Latest ad vices Irom the front say that
the French army is concentrating at
Metz. where a battle, it is thought, will be
fought before many hours.
The Departments of Verges and Moselle
are inundated by orders Irom the Govern
ment to levy en masse.
It is expected that the Ministry now sit
ting will continue permanently.
Vigorous measures are announced for
to morrow.
The Journal OJiciel contains the follow
ing :
Metz, Aug. 7.- In the battle of Satur
day, near Rechscotfen, McAiahon's Chief
of Staff. Gen. Calson, was shot by the Aiar-
stiai s siue.
Gen Roult is among the missing.
Our artiliery suffered heav ily.
Metz is preparing for a vigorous de
fense. An Imperial decree has appeared, con
voking the Senate and Corps Legislatif to
morrow. Paris will not be tak.-n una
wares. The erection of works will be
commenced to-morrow. The exterior Ions
are in condition to sustain a siege. an J in
a few days the whole circuit of the walls
will be in a similar condition. The Na
tion il Guard is to defend the ramparts.
j which it will have helped to render inac
cessible, r orty tuousanu men will be ta
ken from its ranks and added to the pres
ent garrison, which will be more than
enough to make an active defense against
an enemy occupying an extended front,
'i ue defense of Paris will then b assured.
London. Aug. b'. -A. genera! battle in
front ol Met, is considered probable to
morrow. The Prussians are moving in
that direction by forced marches.
Pakis. Aug. 8. The Temps an
nounces that Marshal Raz line is appointed
Commander-in-Chief, and Gen Lirouche
Major-General of the Army. Gen. Le
Boeuf retires to his department. It says
t Ministry is determined to create a la
j tional Committee, with power to act under
a. I en eumstances arising f rom the war.
Nunc Deputies of the Left were at the
Hall ol Corps Legislatilf to-day. and while
there, v. great, crowd surrounded the place,
and shouted for arms.
London. Aug. 6. The Tribune's special
news Irom Paris grows hourly more seri
ous. The declaration of the state of siege
does not repress popular demonstrations,
and it is very doubtful whether the Gov
ernment has a force to keep order or to put
down any considerable demonstrations.
Republicans believe their tour will ap
proach to arm against. Napoleon rattier
than to ana against Prussia.
This morning's Iltpit publises the fol
lowing declaration: "The undersigned
Deputies met at the Palace of the Corps
Legislatif. They dciti mil the immediate of all the citizens of Paris. Under
existing circumstances all French must be
armed and ready.'' (Seventeen Deputies
sign this."'
The press support this manifesto, with
another, saving the Democratic party of
Paris demand i lit; immediate arming ot all
citizens, and the organization of commit
tees of defense, composed of the fits
Deputies of Paris, and t tat j a riots r's
and join the country in its danger. It is
certain that, these Deputies and journals
do not make thi- call to arm-:, lor the
defense of an Emperor" whose military
incapacity has brought disaster on France.
The peopie will not much longer endure
insult and fraud from a terror-stricken
A cable dispatch from London at 1
o'clock thi) morning says: Gladstone's
announcement that the E.igdsh Govern
ment had made a specific proposition for
Relgium was welcomed with a feeling tnat
England has once more vindicated her
position as a European power.
Pakis. ug. 9. There is an immense
norising of the people of France ta repel
Prussians invasion. It is said officially
that two million of men are ready to
march, and that the reserve corps will
number one million. People, are clamor
ous for organizations and leaders.
Lonoon. Aug. 9. The following official
die-patch is dated at Hamburg, in Palatin
ate 0:1() a. m.. August 8th. Yesterday.!
after the battle the enemy retreated in the
greatest, disorder. The French artillery
attempted to make a stand at Niekerboon.
That 'own was taken bv Bavarians. The
enemy retired ou the route to Bitsche.
TIih -avn!fv fit Wnrt mnlnirrr eantured the
.,., v'8 stores and four pieces of artillery
at Ieichsh(;flen. The dead ami wounded
COvered the rout of the retreating army,
ti,;c mr; i i,vu ,,i.mnHl Hh?-
nan. evacuated bv the enemv. Toe ber-
inan troops occupied both banks of th
S;iar. having occupied Sargueman and
Forboch, after a slight resistance by the
Paris, Aug. 9. Failly is in communica
tion with McMahon. The morale of the
army is excellent. In the battle of Frasch
weiler 140,000 of the enemy attacked
33, 'MO under ZdcMahon.
London-, Aug. y. The Times asserts
that the French disasters are owing to the
Emperors obstinacy in refusing sound
military advice, and to his illness The
Times says in France will make the
Emperor pay penalty ol his ill-success. The
Emperor's name is already ignored in acts
by which the regency seeks to rallv ihn
people. Thing arrange themselves as il
' 1' 7' " -k -'""g i e army is
rn;:-!t'ra'e.l to march by Vosgea and
r-V' , XhZ ',:'ss,'jl- 1 !h' night is calm,
, re fsas bn I'HOent to-ly. .
. .1 'n'r. . m. Accord-
ing to the Fall
'jriZidet the Empress
Eugenie is preparing for flight.
1'aris. Aug. y. Minister Wa?bburne
was received by the Empress for the pur
pose of delivering the reply of President
Grant to ihe letter recalling Minister
The following report was telegraphed
today at 10 a. in. fiom Metz : Tiie corps
of Failley, which was not engaged in the
recent actions is the rallying point of the
army. It has not been disturbed. McMa-
hon has executed the movements prescrib
ed for him. There is great activity in
enrolling volunteers in all parts of the
city. Thirty-three thousand workmen
ere engaged strengthening the fortifica
tions, assisted by 20.0U1J sailors.
Vkwui. Aug. y. Evening -The Corps
Legishitif met, to-day at 1 o'clock. Groups
foinied belore the hall, which grew
greater every moment, and soon there
were more than 10.000 persons assembled.
There were loud cries of " Vive la Chan
ijarnier' an i of Vive la Fran re I' , and
shouts were heard of " Vive JioshefurV
from the electors of Relleville. At 2
o'clock troops of the line were ranged
around the hall, as also was a squad of
cavalry. They were received by the crowd
with cries of "To the frontier !,? '"To the
frontier !' The cavalry at once broke in
to a trot along the street, and the crowd
withdrew, still shouting. The scene in
the Corns Legislatif was one of turbu
lence and almost violence.
Ollivier has resigned, and Gen. Palikas
has been charged with the duty of form
ing a new Ministry.
London. Aug. " 9. A dispatch from
Carlsruhe to day sta'es that Strasbourg is
surrounded by G 0.000 troops, mostly
South Germans, and must surrender.
The Pall Mall Gazette has learned
Troiii private parties in Paris that the
Empire is on the verge of collapse. The
Germans are expected in Paris. Even if
they are arrested, the Empire is dead.
Parisians are receiving arms, and they
are all Republicans at heart. The estab
lishment of a provisional government is
already talked of. Orieanhsts are in the
ascendant, and eminent Im-periilisit are
leaving Paris and France.
Authentic advices Irom France state
that Marshal Razaine. Commander-in-Chief,
has E-iO.000 men at Metz: McMahon. 50.
001) at Saverne; and Caurobert. 50,000 at
Mktz. Aug. 9. The enemy is in a large
measure concentrated in front of Metz.
Marshal Razaine has the direction of opera
tions. The Emperor h is just, gone to the
general headquarters of Marshal Razaine.
Mktz. Aug. !). 10 p. m. Chanf arnier
has arrived. Public opinion receives with
favor here the advent of Changarnier.
Athens. Aug. i via Paris. .Vug. 9.
The Greek Government refuses to assist
'he English judges sent here to investi
gate Cue circumstances of the massacre of
foreigners by Marathon brigands. The
Rritish Ministers has protested against the
action of the Government.
London. Aug. 9. Late advices from
Shanghas report that fears are entertained
that there will be another attack on for
eigners at Tientsin, and the gunboats
there thereaton to shell the city.
Nkw Yokk. Atig.10. Special cable from
London savs: Letters from Met speak
most undisguisedly of the calamitous
incapacity f the. Emperor. Marshal Le
Roetif and all the military leaders com
prising th Imperial stt.ff have utterly
lost ihe confidence of the army, and a
chance in command was an absolute
necessity to prevent mut iny. Ruffet and
other rneiubsers of the Left. Centre and
Right Centre signed requisition for devo
lution of the Ministry and the formation
of a new Cabinet, with Gen. Trochoir at
the head.
A special from Paris, midnight, says of
the scene ia the Corps Legislatif yester
duv. A IVputy demanded the deposition
of the lurvperor. Outside a wild eiowd
assembled ami refused to disperse. Rodies
of cavalry and lancers were stationed in
all the surrounding streets and the court
yard of the Tuilleries. People thronged
around tiie Hall of the Corps Legislatif.
The police repeatedly charged the mob.
but the latter reformed after each charge.
Rodies of the National Guard threw
down their arms, fraternized with the
populace. Other detachments remained
passive in tho barracks. Raragnay D.
llilliers organized troops and the mid)
was everywhere charged. A correspond
ent reports that, a-s he was going to post a
dispatch he heard the sound of drums and
bugles In every direction. Inside the
Hall was a scene of learful bewilderment.
The Relgian neutrality treaty was
signed here last night by Granville and
Herns; off. La Vaiiete avvai.s authority to
s "-rn for France. Prussian advance is obstructed by
villages filled with French wounded.
French losses exceed nil estimates. The
Prussian took multitudes of prisoners.
A dis; a eh from Hongkong says, on the
21st of .July the French Consulate at. Can
ton was attacked by a rabole, and the
Consul was compelled to seek protection
of the Rritish flag. Foreigners generally
are threatened.
London. Aug. 10. The Queen delivered
a speech to Parliament from the throne as
follows to-day :
Mr Louiis and Gextlkmkx: We con
tinue to receive the good will end fellow
ship of foreign power. We have used
our best exertions to avert the war be
tween France and Prussia, and shall now
direct attention to the s'rict observance of
neutrality, and endeavor to check the op
eration of causes which might tend to en
large the area of the conflict.. -We wiil
contiibute. if opportunity occurs, to re
store an early, honorable peace. We have
tended the belTgerent's treaties calculated
to give security to Relgium. The Rellig
erents have since signed the treaties, and
other powers have been invited to accede
to the arr inorement.
Fot'ND at i.Asr ! A lemedy that not on'y
re'ieves. b it cures consumption and its nu
merous satelites which revolve around it in
the shape of coughs, colls, infiueuz i . bron
eh'tis, Ac. Tit is remedy is Lr. JVistui's
r.a'Mimof 11 ild CLtrrj.
Kew To-isiy,
Selling Out at Cost.
close his busiress, offers his entire stock
of Furniture, Bedding, Ac, at verv low
prices, until the 27th insr.. when the remain
ing stock on hanJ will be offered at Public
Auction. Terms of sale All sums under
ten dollars, cash ; over that amount, 30 davs
credit, witn approved security.
All persons indebted to me are requested
to call and make immediate payment. Per
sons having claims against me will please to
presert them tot settlement.
Oregon City, Aug. 1.1,
has eft ray be a d board without cause
or ptovi-caf ion, thereiore all persons are
hereby warned not to trat or credit, ber on
my aci'oan', as 1 will pav no debts of her
contracting. GhO. V. TAYLOR.
Aug. l'Jtfa, 1S70. wl
Administrator's Sale o
0 Eeal Estate.
XN pursuance ot an order tf the County
Court of Clackamas Count. j-, State of jie.
gon,. made on the 5th day of .Inly, ltCnjJ
the matter of the estate of Chas. Cuitirnr
Sen., deceased, the undersigned, Hdniinistral
tor of said estare, will sell at public auctioi
to th'e highest bidder the real estate heu-iu.
after described, sul jeet to coutirmntion by
said County Court, on th Sth clav of Sef tetip
ber, 1S70, at 1 o'clock, P. M., "at ihe Court
House door in s-aid connty ani SfSte with
.ii : ' llit
an me mi jji vmr u is a nu ine nppurtcnajiccx
thereunto belonging, said rtal csSate sif.,i8
lying and being in Clackamas county, St.ite
of Oregon, and described as follows. "to wjt
Lot A of C. Cutting's donatn-n land claim
No. 47, in Section 3i. T. 4, 3-. It. 2' E. V il
lamette Meridian. Beginning at the N. E
corner of said claim, thence west on north
boundary 10 chains ;; thence south 4u chains
to .Milk creek; theme up Milk cteek tg)eat
boundary line of said claim; thence Doit,
on said boundary line 40 chains, to place of
begicniug, containing S9 acres more or less.
fractional pari 0f C. Cutting's donation &jm
No. 47, in Sec. 3$. T. 4, S. It. 2 E.. and .-.aim
N o. f2, in See, 1, T. 5, 8. It. 2 E, WiHameiie
Meriuian. Beainnin- at a paint where the section
line between sections 35 and tit of sa d town-
snip cresses ijiik creek; thence noitfe 0D
SiiiJ section line 10 chains to north bound
ary of Said claim-, therce east on said bound
ary -23 chai and titty links ; thence south
4o chains to 51 ilk cret k ; thence down Jjit
creek to place of beginning, containing ,
acres more or less. "
fractional part of donation claim No 47 i0
section So, X. 1, S. R. t E, Willamette Mer
idian. Beginning at a point on nortlRwnndaT
line of said claim where section line between
sections ;.") and 6 ot said township crones
said boundary; thence we.vt w chains and
50 links to Milk creek, noted bv a jjo-tas
witness to corner; bring 50 l.uks'east of line
corner, and from which an alder In inches in
diameter bears N. 70 E. 10 links ; al.-o an
alder R2 inches in diameter bears S. 45" f
distant 7 linlft; ihence i.j said creek S. r,-'
W. ;5.5u chaius ; 8. 74 E. o.5o chains ; S
E. 4..50 chains ; S. bl E. .50 chains; Eat
y.ou chains; S.81 E. 4.50 chains to section
line between sections 35 and 3" of said town
ship ; thence lmrth 10 chains tg piste: of be
ginning, containing 23 aet es BKtje ar less. G
all fractionf 1 part of C. Catling's donaticn
claim No. 47 in sections 35 and oo T. 4, .
R. 2 E, aix.1 claim No. 52 in tec'imi 1, T. I s'
R. 2 E, WilhtmtUe Meridian. n
Commencing at 2. E. earner of said cliiim,
thence south on east bfibndarv 40.ou chain,
to the right bank sf Milk creek, bv rock lix
12x12 inches, niaiked C 52, Let ween tl.e
roots ot large fir tree five feet in diameter.
Thence N.C5 W.down said tjwtk &M chains;
oo'1 W. " O s.nw
N. 3:r W.
N. 21 W
N ;i v.
H. 50
N. 81" W
X. 81 W.
M. 23 W.
N. 1 ija E. "
to north boundary line of
aid alaim.
post set
as witness to
5o links
east on
SiiiJ boundarv
tram w
ii-b u u tiitr f i-i.A
10 inclies in diameter bears X. TG" E. i
links, and also an abler tree 12 inches in di
ameter bears S. 4, E. " links. Thence ia.-t
on north boundary line 62 chains to place of
beginning1; containing llt acres more orlesi.
Terms and Conditions of' Sale,
P; id Real Tti.ta to be sold to the hip he-
biddi e fr L. S. geld coin, one-third puiil
down, one-third m six months in m date of
sale, ar.d ihe remaining one-thud iu ore
year irom date ot sale. Deed at expense of
put cha&er.
Administrator of the Estate ot Chas. Gut
t ng, Sen , decea-ed.
Oicgon City, Aug.. 12, 1S7.0. 40:w4
In ti e Circuit (mut ol the btateof Oregon,,
lot-the county of Clackamas,
Patiick Daley. Plaintiff,
Pamuel Wix-on, defendant.
To Samuel Wixson, the above naied de
fendant : w
X gon : Aoti are hereby iVquired tiQippear
ana answer the complaint filed 8 gainst v. u in
said Court in tl above entitled action," with
in ten days ntter the service of this s-um-moHs
uu-m you, if servl in Clackamas
county, or twenty days 'f servtdin anv other
county hi sai l State. And uule.-s y. ti'so ap
pear and answt r said complaint in "said time,
or on or ln-fore thj first day of the term ot
said Court, eoniniencinar next after tbe exr
ration of six weeks Irom tbe publication of
this summons, to-wit:
On the Fcxath Monday in Cctofcr ,J .D.,1570,
ihe plaintiff will apply to th3 Court for the
relief demanded in the com pi ant. to.w it :
.u Igment against you. Samuel Wixson for
:j;is no-loo, in U. S. sold coin, and interest
thereen Muca the 13th of April, 1$C,9, at tea
percent, per annum, and also for the further
sum of 4S 8'i-loo, in U.S. gold coin, lso
K r costs and disbursements of this actiou.
By order of lion. V. W Upton, Judge &
said Court.
, Att'ys forA'laiiitiff.
Aug- IS 1870:wfi '
Id tf e rvcuit Court of the S ah? of Oregon,
lor the county of Clackamas. 0
Charles Logos, Plaintiff,
Jacob Boehm and Mary IJoehro, Defendants.
To the above named Maty Doehci, defend
ant. - , .
X egon : un are hereby requ red to ap
pear and answer the complaint fib-u against
you in the above entitled suit, within ten
days after the service ol this summons upon
you it served in Clackamas county, or twen
ty flays if served in any other county in said
Mate and unless you appear and answer said
complaint iu said time, or on or beford the
ltrst day of ihe term of said Court, com
mencing next after the expiration of six
weeks Horn the publicat&n of this summons,
tow it:
On, the Fourth Monday in October, A. 7.,l Sc$,
the plaintiff will apply to the Court for the
relief demanded in the complaint, to-wit:
The foreclosure of a mortgage given by you
and Jacob Boehni, defendants, dated, 14th
day of Marih, lMilt, on lots numbered 4 and
o, in block numbered 27, in Oregon City,
also, for costs and disbursements ol this suit.
Uy order of Hon. W. W. CVton, Judge of
said Court. u
Atty's lor Plaintiff.
Arte;. 13, 1870: w6
Rebecca. lgre Lodge .o. a, I. O. O. F.
n r$ Meet on the Second and Fourth
ot each mouth, at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellows
Hall. Members of the Degree are invited to
attend. Br order of G.
Willamette Lodge Ao, 151. . ? '
Meets every Saturday evening, at the roorr.s
S.E. corner of Main and Fifth streets, at 7 1-2
o'clock. Visiting members are invitedto
attend. By ordr of W. C. T.
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