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The Weekly Enterprise.
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ern U UMUNB PRKStfKS. which will enable
t!ie Proprietor to do Job Punting at all times
Xeat, Q'tiek and Cheap !
Sfg- Work solicited.
jU j.jun'Q trtu-iaet'vms upon a Specie baifi.
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J:s. K. lvellv and J
J. n. TIE ED,
Residence corner of
Columbia and 7th sts.
II. Reed, under the
firm name of
KELLY" A REED,
Will practice law in the Courts of Oregon
Ollice on First street, near Alder, over the
tiew Post oilioe room, Port.and. (-iotf
: Attorney and Counselor at JAw,
I'll ItTLAN I), ORKtJON.
Office Under-, the United States District
Cortrt Rjoiik i'ftrtt street. 40 f
OAGK & THAYER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAV-.
OFFICE In Cree's Ruildinp, dd'rner of
Front and Stark streets, Portland. 3'J:t(
. T. CAIM.K. J. C. MOKELASD.
CAPLES & MORELAND,
A T0RNEYS AT LAW,
ihr. IROXTaud tYASIIIXGTOX Sts.,
PORT LAX O, OREGON.
JMV.KXE A. CROXIX,
i rro iixv r a t la w,
Rooin.-H and 8 Carter's I'loek,
K PORTLAND, OREC.ON.
W. ROSS, M. 1.).,
'Physician and Surgeon,
J?"OiTice on Main Street, opposite Mason
ic Hull, Oregon lity. ion
'physician and Surgeon,
Office fc l,i; Drujr Store, near Tost
(,1ke, Oregon City, Oregon. L'M
(Wwtifd'g Licat"l .( Oregon Ci'j, Orfin
li 00 .Wf With Dr. Sanarrans, on Main st.
yT II . W ATIC I XS , M . D
0FFlt'E(,h Ft-JJows' Temple, corner
First and Vlder streets 'Rcsrctence corner of
M tin and Seventh stm-ts.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
PHOtTOlt AND SOLICITOR.
Tractices va State and TJ. S. Courts.
Cti??fc a'o.I'O.s Front Xr?t .Portland jOrego;.
Opposite McCormick's Rook Store.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Et-dlished since lS4),nt the old stand,
air. SXrett O-regofc City, Crejon.
An Assortment of Watches, Jew
rlrv, snd Selh Tftortas' weight
Clocks, all of which are Warranted
to he as represented..0
llepainngs done n snort, notice,
tnd thankful for past favors.
ii2 OP EG 0 Y CITY.
I -n. 1 1
All orders for the delivery of merchan
e r pvkajes and freieht of whatever des
'j-tioa, to any purt of tlie city, will be exe
c , promptly and with care.
. (Deitfches Gafthaus,)
- L Front Street, opposite the Mail steam
ip landing, Portland. Oregon.
H. E0TKFOS, J. J. YILKENS,
" ird per Week
. . fi 00
. . 1 00
" " Day.
Savier, LaRoque & Co.,
, ireeP constantly on hand foi sale, flour
'"2. ran and Chicken Feed. Parties
.rax-jag reecj furn-sn the sacks.
"Liva and Let Live."
JPIELDS & STRICKLER.
COUNTRY PRODUCE, &c,
CHOICE MIXES AND LIQUORS."
rr-At the old stand of Wortman & Fields
Oregon Cit; , Oregon. 13tf
JOIIX II. SCIIRAM.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Main St-tt, Oregon (My,
SV Wishes to represent that he is now as
well prepared to furnish any article in his line
as the largest establishment in the State. He
particularly requests tliat an examination of
his stock be made before buying elsewhere.
Formerly F3ew Columbian,
Comer Front and Morrison Streets,
NOAH &, MORRISON,
Free Coivcli to amT from lie House.
July 10th tf
IIEXRY II U 71 BE Li,
Having purchased the above Brewery wish
es to inform the public, that he is now prepar
ed to manufacture a Xo. 1 quality of
As good as can be obtained anywhere in the
Stale. Orders solicited and promptly filled.
Patronize Home Industry.
THE PIOHEErTcURLED HAIR
IS XOW PREPARED TO SUPPLY THE
market w th a Xo. 1 article of Curled
lia r for Upholstery work, which will com
pare with any imported article In quality r
I pay the highest price for Manes and
Tails of Horses and Tails of Cows at my
store, corner Front aud Salmon streets.
1). M ETZtiER,
JOIIX M. RACOX,
Importer and Dealer in
EIS 21 lESS 9
STATIONERY, PERFUMERY. &c, &c,
Oregon City, Oregon.
At CharmaoQ- U'trner old tt ml, lafrly oc
cupied by S. Ackeninn, Main street.
STlERS & HINDEy
Wholesale Dealers in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Wines, Jh-andies, Whiskies, EtZ
Xo. 40, Fbont Street, Poiitlaxp, Oregcn.
Constantly on hand a genuine article of
HOW'S THISFCR HIGH?
Having thoroucrli reconstructed inside and
mt, Lojrus' building, formerly occupied by
Chas. Freidenrich, has opened the same,
where the best of
rt lit'., I'ff
can be h:)d. A share of public patronage is
TliASi HODGE . .CHAS. E. CALEF. .GEO. AV. SXELL.
HODGE, CALEF & Co.,
DRUGS and MEDICINES,
PAINTS, OILS, AND WINDOW GLASS,
VARNISHES, BE US TIES. PAIXTEIiS
Material?, ana urvagists' Sundries.
07 Front Sroel,
James B. UrroX
STIT2EL & UPTON,
Real Estate Brokers and General
Agents, Corner of Frernt and
Washing ion streets,
"7" Will attend to the sale and purchase
of Real Estate in all parts of the City and
State. Special attention given to the sale ol
East Portland property.
Address P. O. P.ox 4'V2, Portland. Oregon.
lOtf. Eeai Estate Brokers.
The Battle for Life
Which is continually poing on between
health and disease, has never received
fronv any medicine such marked and un
mistakable assistance, on the side of
health, as it has from
NewelTs Pulmonary Syrup
REDISGTOH, IIOSTETTEIt & CO.,
416 and 418 Front street, San Francisco.
Death of the Bill.
The House, havincr
sitleration II. 1. Xo. 3.
discourage, caste in
Mr. Amis said:
A bill to
Mr. Speaker: As the projector
of the bill under consideration, I
hope the House will indulge ino
for a short time while I state
briefly the intention of the bill and
its adaptability to the ,ends in
view. i presume there is not a
Democrat iii this body who does
not agree with me in this opinion
that the class of individuals at
which this bill is directed is a
curse and blight upon the country,
and iii no way qualified to be
come citizens amoiwg us, and which
we should get rid of in as speedy
a manner as possible. They are
not of us, and cannot be made
such. From their education and
customs they are not susceptible
of becoming Americanized, and
therefore must of necessity remain
at war with our whole social and
political system. Deeply steeped
in superstition and paganism and
attached to the peculiar doctrines
of their country, which are wholly
at variance with those of our own,
we shall never rest as a people
with these a'mongst us. Thev can
not be as a class of any perma
ment benefit to the country. They
are essentially no tax-payers. They
pay no road taxes, no school taxes,
no revenue taxes nor anything to
help in bearing the burdens of that
government which so generously
throws around them all the protec
tion that we ourselves have. They
are in the truest sense leaches upon
the body politic, sucking at its vi
tals, while the give nothing in re
turn to supply the deficiency.
Drones in the hive, never gather
ing one morsel from a single flower
while they fatten on the honey we
ourselves gather through the sweat
and toil of the summer's heat.
They build no barns nor houses,
no bridges nor highways, no
churches nor school houses. They
plow no fields nor gather in any
harvest, they clear no forests nor
fight any -battles. They dig our
gold and hoard it away and send
it back to Asia, and when the die
their bodies even are not sulfered
to decay in our soil. Their dying
thoughts arc not upon our country
but go back to the mansions of
Ruddah, where they hope to be
lilted by their cues from this mun
dane sphere into the celestial flow
ery kingdom. Reing slaves and
serfs at home, used to labor for a
pittance, they take the place of our
common laborers here and work at
da labor for a less sum than white
men can afford to, and thereby
crowd them away from employ
ment. Something is demanded at
the hands of the Democratic party
of this State to relieve the coun
try of this evil. The party, made
pledges last canvass to do some
thing looking to a, slow and effect
ual remedy. There can be no
doubt as to its answering fully the
ends contemplated. It will do ore
or two things either it will drive
them from our borders or it will
cause them to conform to the hab
its of decency and civilization.
In either case it will be of great
benefit. There can be no question
as to the legality of the measure;
it is not in the nature of asumptu
ary law, because such a law must
apply to the citizen and restrain
his liberty as to what he shall wear
and cat, etc. Xow this law will
not restrain the citizen as to what
he shall wear, eat or drink,
for I know of no citizen who does
live up to the requirements of this
proposed law already. This law
is directed against a class of
persons who are not citizens,
nor indeed can become such un
der the laws of Congress. It
will be a law, if passed cal
culated to make that class of per
sons conform to the customs of
the country which custom is the
law of the country. If not ren
dered nugatory by statutory pro
visions. Ry section 20 of Article
1 of the Contention of Oregon it
is provided that "no law shall be
passed granting to any citizen, or
class of citizens, privileges or im
munities which upon equal terms
shall not belong to all citizens."
Xow the proposed bill does not
touch this provision, as it is gen
eral in its application, applying to
all alike on the same terms. Re
sides, the Chinese are not citizens,
and cannot be made such under
the laws of Congress. Again, it is
provided in the latter clause of
section 31, Article 1, of the Con
stitution of Oregon that the Legis
lative Assembly shall have power
to restrain and regulate the immi
gration to this State to persons not
OREGON, fBIlAY, OCTOI5EK SI,
qualified to become citizens of the
United States.- Xo'w it will be
observed that by this provision of
our Constitution that we have a
clear right under it to prescribe
by the Legislature the regulations
by which we will allow persciis
not qualified to become citizens of
the United States to come here.
We have right to restrain and
forbid tham ftom coming alto
gether or we may prescribe rules
and conditions as we may think
proper and admit them. Rut in
the case of the Chinese the above
provision of the Constitution is
rendered ineffectual by the infa
mous Rurlingame treaty. Ry this
treaty the Chinaman is entitled to
any and all the rights which the
most favored foreigner in our
midst is entitled to. Hence we
cannot pass any law rehitive fo
the Chinaman that will not reach
with equal force every other for
eigner, although he may be ever
well qualified to become a citizen
of the United States. Our Con
stitution gives us ample power to
legislate the Chinamen from , our
borders, but the treaty under con
sideration forbids us to do any
thing with him that would not ap
ply to quality to any other foreign
er. So the treaty is the only thing
which can be in the way of this
Rill and I hold that it docs not in
fringe upon its provisions in the
least. "We do not propose one set
of rules for the Chinamen and
another set for other foreigners,
nor do we even propose in this Rill
anything for the Chinamen that
we ourselves are not willing that
shall not apply alike to all equally.
Rut, sir, there are other and higher
considerations that should actuate
Democrats on this floor, than any
which I have as yet referred. It
is well known to every gentleman
here that the Chinese question was
thoroughly agitated and discussed
d urine: the last campaign, the
Democrats taking the ground that
we should do evervthing in our
power to restrain the further im
migration of these people to this
State, while the Republicans took
opposite grounds. Democrats
stand pledged to do something to
relieve the country of this burden
ing evil, and we should let no op
portunity slij to redeem those
pledgos. Again the subject of ad
mitting foreigners into the States
has been, under Democratic rule,
a matter that was left exclusively
to the States. This should be the
case yet, for otherwise, a State may
be overrun by persons who may
ruin its whole seeial existence and
lay it at the mercy of a people who
may bring utter ruin upon it. It
is not presumable that a few men
at Washington arc to be better
judges of the class of people suit
able to come amongst us than we
ourselves are. It is a matter that
rightfully belongs to the States ex
clusively, and I hold that this Rur
lingame treaty is one among the
many disgraceful usurpations
which the Republican party has
inflicted upon the States during
the past ten years, robbing them of
their constitutional reserved rights.
It is an unprecedented proceed
ing in the annals of treaty mak
ing, to open the doors of the States
to a class of people, who arc ac
knowledged to be unfit for citizen
ship. I say that such a thing is a
shame, a disgrace, and unprece
dented. It is our dutY sir, to
legislate in a direction that will
show at least that we do not in
tend to quietly yield up our rights
as a State; "We should dispute
every inch of ground that the Fed
eral Government wrongfully takes
from us. We should, by un
friendly legislation evade the op
eration of every unconstitutional
exaction. Let us cling to the re
served rights of the States as we
would life itself, for in these re
main the life and vitality of our
liberties. One word more about
the prescriptive nature of this mea
sure. There seem to be individ
uals, and Democrats tooj on this
floor whose feelings of propriety
and fine sensibilities will not allow
them to give the bill their support.
They seem to maintain that to pass
this "measure will serve to bring us,
as a people, into ridicule and con
tempt. About their feelings of
propriety I have nothing to say.
This is, in a great measure, owing
to their education and their under
standing of their duty to them
selves -and to their country. If a
mere sense of fear of ridicule makes
them withhold their support, I can
but pity them. I can but pity
them if this will cause Democrats
to shirk responsibility. Let me
tell them they had as well cease to
try to do good, for to do that is to
do democratically, and to do demo
cratically is to bring ourselves
nOTTRTSSY OF BANCROFT
within t he range of continual ridi
cule and opposition of the Radical
parly.- In conclusion, let me urge
upon the friends of this bill,to stand
by it, let no manner of ridicule or
anything of the kind drive you
from its support. Let men who
fear that the provision's Of the bill
will reach them and thereby de
prive them of their rights be con
soled, for I apprehend thc-y will
never be taken for Chinamen un
less they nllow their hair to be
come Cues and shave their scalps
and become worshippers around
Joss1 polluted lane. Again, it is
saifi that this measure is anti-Republican
in tendency and behind
the age. It is denounced as old
fogvish and savoring of the davs
of Cotton Mather and the Rlue
Laws of Connecticut. Well, I own
up to the soft impeachment. I
own that I have a partiality for
the earlier days of this Republic.
I look back with some degree of
regret to those days, and feel that
a small quantity of the leaven of
conservatism thrown into the lump
of modern day progress will not
hurt us, that a few pounds of break
thrown against the wheels of the
car of modern legislation, which is
flying onward, crusuing out every
vestige of the past will not prove
detrimental to our future. Old
fogyism may now be in disrepute,
but nevertheless old fogyism points
us back-to brighter days than these.
To times when honesty, common
sense, light taxation, general pros
perity and universal happiness per
vaded the whole people. I confess
that I do look back upon these
days with regret, and would feign
turn back a little rather than go
forward at our present rate of
The bill was lost by the follow
ing vote :
Ayes Messrs. Amis, Rufnett,
Caldwell, Clark, Colloway, Car
lisle, Grant, Hunter, McCoy, Forter,
Shuck, Wells and Waldron--13.-
Xocs Messrs. Alexander, Ap
person, Carson, Dorris, Dunbar,
Davenport, DeShiel, Elkins, Ear
hart, Fulton, Laughter Hutchin
son, Harrison, Hare, Lockhart,
Munkers, Mills, Olney, Ostrander,
O'Regan, Faquet, Qiiimbv, Ruder
Starkweather, Savage, Thompson,
Townsend, Whiteaker, Whalley,
and Mr. Speaker 30.
Mr.Amis,(soto voce) three cheers
for the thirteen.
A Funny Incident.
George Lascells, in a letter to
the X'ew York Clipper, relates a
funny incident which happened at
the old Albany Museum, in the
good old times when the drama,
wax figures, and other curiosities
were in vogue at that place:
On the Fourth of July, 1852, a
patriotic addition to the show be
ing desired, Charles Sallisbury, a
comical genius, notorious for his
practical jokes, was chosen to rep
resent George Washington, and,
of course, was dressed in the tra
ditional costume. The doors had
just been opened for the evening
peformanec, and visitors had com
menced thronging the curiosity
rooms, when a mischievious idea
struck Mr. Salisbury, who opening
the door of one of the wax work
cases, unobserved, took a position
among the figures and tried to look
immovable as possible. A coun
tryman, his wife and daughter, a
young Miss of 18, were the first
who entered. As the young lady
approached Washington, ho be
stowed on her a most unsaintly
v. ink. "Good morning, ma." ex
claimed she, "that figure of Wash
ington winked at me." "Xon
sense child, you think everybody
is in love with you." Rut at tins
moment she was almost speechless
herself, for the venerable Washing
ton had applied his fingers to his
nose in a very suggestive manner.
'Oh, William!" she exclaimed,
grasping her husband's arm, "do
look at that." "What is it?
Why I believe you women folks
are crazv." At this moment Gen.
Washington struck a beligerent
attitude and uttered a terrific yell.
In an instant the whole party tum
bled down stairs, pell-mell, and re
lated the wonderful story, while
Washington quietly slipped off to
his dressing-room, laughing in his
sleeves at the joke.
The only prisoner in the Xan-
tucket jail notifies the authorities
that if they don't fix. up that jail
so that the sheep can't get in to
bother him, he will be bl 3 wed if he
will stay there.
The most despotic Government
known to exist at the present time
is that of Texas, established by the
Radical Administration of the'Uiii
ted States freedora-shriekers.
What the Democracy Propose to do.
If the Democracy succeed in ob
taining power, they are pledged to'
and will carry out these things
1. They will compel the bond
holder to pay as much tax on his
bonds as the farmer pays on his
farm, the merchant On his stock, or
the mechanic on his house and lot.
! At present he 'pays nothing.
2. They will pay the bonded
debt as they agreed to do, and will
not give the bondholder one hun
dred cents in gold on a dollar for
that which cost him but fifty cents
; the latter sum being all that lie
is entitled to receive.
3. They will cut down the tariff
to a low revenue basis,- and will
remove in a large degree from the
people's shoulders the exhorbitant
taxes now imposed upon all the
necessaries of life.
4. They will reduce the standing
army more than one-half, and save
in taxes on that one item alone
fully $25,000,000. They will also
largely reduce the expenditures of
5. They will save 20,000,000 a
year to the people by abolishing
the X'aiional Rank circulation and
substituting legal tenders in its
stead. They will put forty mil
lions more into the Treasury by the
taxation of the bonds ; total, sixty
millions; being half enough to pay
the interest on the XTational debt !
G. The gigantic robberies of the
public lands for the benefit of rail
road corporations, to whom Repub
lican Congressmen have given
whole States will cease, and the
land will be kept for the benefit of
7. They will repeal the laws en
acted by Republican Congresses,
that give the President and the
fnilit.'try and other Federal author
ity the power to interfere in popu
lar elections in the States. On the
contrary j they will forbid and pre
vent all such interference.
8. Thev will establish a rigid
economy in every branch of the
0; They will immediately admit
every State to its equal rights in
the Union, and remove all the po
litical disabilities which are now so
grievous an injustice upon the peo
ple of the South.
10. They will throw the moral
influence of the Government upon
the side of every people who arc
struggling for liberty, and give to
the oppressed in our ports at least
tlie same privileges mat we give
to the oppressor. This, Grant's
Administration.in the case of Cuba,
has notorious not done.
11. They will restore the Su
preme Court and the Judiciary to
the powers constitutionally given
it, and which have been wrested
from it by a corrupt and unprinci
12. They will protect the Amcr-
ican laborer against tne mnux oi
Chinese coolies to this country,
where they threaten to reduce him
to starvation if there is not a gov
ernmental interference. They will
save our Pacific coast for homes
for the European and American
and their descendants, instead of
handing it over to the degraded
13. They will stop the efforts of
the .Republican party in Congress
to repeal the naturalization laws
and disfranchise the foreign born
citizen. Cincinnetti Enquirer.
It is a shame the way the I'nion
League that put up the statue to
the martyred President are using
it for speculative purposes. They
have built a board fence around it
and allowed bill posters, Tor a con
sideration, to paste bills all over it,
so now the patriotic citizen, as he
looks on the placid features of the
Cardiff, is reminded by hand-bills,
of how Jones was cured of the
rheumatism by using Ruchu, and
how remarkably cheap Smith sells
shirts, warranted not to rip, and
that Harry Hill's picnic will come
off on Saturday, sure, with music
and other refreshments on board.
Shame on the Loyal League to
treat Father Abraham thusly!
A correspondent among the
lakes of Maine writes'that he asked
a boy which was the best of the
several small lakes for fishing.
The boy answered : " Lake Pis
saquattisaquaquapassamoqu i d d y
nixcum" . At this point the cor
respondent walked away, reached
a neighboring lake, fished three
hours, and returned. On his way
home he met the boy where he had
left him, still looking on the ground
and just finishing the name "ol
oosikuhugenisnuggi." The writer
dates his letter at "Lake 3Iunka-tunkoobogsquroitakooloonatle."
J osh on Waterfalls.-
I rather like waterfalls.-
I kant tell why, enny mOfe thai!
I kan tell w hy 1 love kastor ile ?
but kastor ile is good for lazyness
in the system.
I don't like Inzyness ot no sOrt-
not even in muskeetcrs.
I want my muskeetcrs lively.-
Rut aul this is foreighn i o my
I like waterfalls they Are so
eazy and natural.
They attack all the sex'.
Some they attack with grate fury
while others fhet approach' mord
like a siege, working up slowiy.
1 saw one yesteroay.
It want no bigger than a'smalL
It had attacked a smalt wOmftn
of only 0 summers' duration.
She waz full ov recreation, and
when she bounded along the side
walk (it was On the west side of
St. Clair street, in the City Of Cirt
cinnaty, lorncust Raker fc Davis
veller soap store) the waterfall
highslcd tip and down in an Ossif-1
lating manner, resembling mutch
the sportive terminus of a bobtailed
Iamb in a grate hurry.
i also saw another One pretty
soon, which belonged to a mature
She might have saw "75 summers)
her hare waz white as flour(Per
kins' "A," worth 15 dollars ft bftf
relj delivered) but tlie waterfall
I asked a bystander how he ac
counted for that.-
lie said it was " I'Ounger."
I also saw another one pretty'
soon, which was the property ofj &
She was about 1& years old, aritl
was az ripe az a 2 year peach.-
She swept tlie streets like ft tiling
Men stopped to gaze fts she"
passed, and put in a new chew of
Little boys pocketed their mar
bels in silence.
Her waterfall was about the size
ov a korn basket turned inside out
It waz inklozcd iii a comnioh;
skalp net, and kivvered with blaz
ing diamonds of glass, o
It shone in the frisky Sun likethe0
tin dome on the court house, whare
the supervizors meet.
Rut I rather like waterfalls.
It haz been sed that thtry wood
run out, but this, I think, is ft error
for they don't show any leak yet.0
T-. ..I - K. - - . T - " W
in me language oi uie expiring
Canadian, on our northern front ief,r
I say" Vive la bar a tale "
How IToted Men Become Kich by
Many years ago a young Scotch
man arrived in Xew' York penni
less, lie labored at Jus trade with
out getting more than a . living.
One day he saw ft man buvinir
flowers in the market, and being
passionately fond of thorn he!
bought a pot for a trifle and started
home with it. A gentleman who
met hihi wfts attracted by the'
beauty of the flower and Risked its
price. The mechanic named a
small advance, and the gentleman
purchased it. This trifling inci
dent led the mechanic to the flower
trade, and he became the florist
Fairbanks, when keeping ft coun
try store, was obliged to tinker hisf
scales in order to get a correct bal
ance, and this led to his 'inventing
new ones, and the great establish
ment at St. Johnsbury, which now
furnishes a large part of t he conn
try with the implement, was the
John Jacob Astor was led in ft
similar way to that specialty Which
made him rich. Ile was selling
toys when he met a man who was
soiling some fine furs. His atten
tion was arrested by this article
and he learned that they Could be
purchased of the Indians at very
low rates. He knew their value iii
London, and lie soon commenced
dealing in furs, which he continued
until he controlled tlie market on
both sides of the ocean. Had he
followed the predilections of most
of his countrymen, he would have
opened a corner grocery and sold
sugar and soap.
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"Can you steer the mainmast
clown the forecastle stairs?" asked
a sea captain of a new hand.
"Yes sir, I can, if you will, stand
below and coil it up." The cap
tain didn't oatechise that man any
It is estimated that the value of
tlie butter and cheese made in Xew
York this year, will be $50,000,000.
Go after two wolves and yoti
will not even catch one