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Oregon City, Oregon ,
: : : Jen. 6, 1871.
NOTICE TO LITiUAXTS.
The EsTsnrnTSE having beon designated
by Governor Grover as the offkial organ
for Clackamas county under the "Litigant
Act." we give notice that we are prepared
to comply with the terras of said act-
"Farms for the Boys-"
There is a move being made by parlies
icterested to have the Indian Reservation
at Grand Rondo,- bi Yamhill county, and
other, vacated. An up valley paper
says that ibis is desirable, as it will give
" farms to the boys' The Oregonlan
takes exception to this, and argues that
me sons nave no right to these lands, as
their fathers should be forced to divide
np their farrasQwii.il the boys. It, is natu
ral for a paper in (he interest of monopo
lists and land grabbers to take this post
tion. The move to vacate these reserva
tions h put on foot by the railroad land
grabbers, and should they bo ablo to ac
complish their object.
tracts will be claimed a3 a legitimate in
heritance of these corporations, to the ex
clusion of actual and hona, fide settlers.
The Ortgonian says that these lands may
s well be used for reservations as to
throw them open for "farms for the boys.'7
This shows that the. editor of that paper
has a preference for the Indian. TJut this
is not the cause of his objections to the
" boys" having farms. When the reserva
tions ale vacated, and the people in Yam
hill anff Polk will see these beautiful
lands withdrawn from market for the bent-fit
of the land grabbers, they will realize
the magnitude of the present system of
favored legislation, and while the Ore
gonlan objects to having these lands occu
pied by " farmers' boys"' on account of
their fathers not culiivatyig their present
large tracts, that paper can sce'no evil in
these lands being withdrawn from market
nd given to rich corporations to bold
find speculate upon, and place them be
3'ond the reach of poor men. This is what
m expeett d
to become of these rescrva-
ti-dTls. and the moment
tho bill is passed
tt vacate the Grand Ronde Reservation,
that moment Ben. Ilolladay will have the
lands on that spot withdrawn from mar
ket, and they become the properly of the
railroad onipany, either under the east
cr west side grant. The Oregonlan takes
this early opportunity to prepare the
minds ol the people for the change to
come, and knowing that ths lands will be
grabbed up immediately, it attempts to
forestall the public indignation which will
follow such proceedings. The people
of Oregon have no more rights to their
public lands. They are at the mercy of
corporations, anl not subject to actual
settlement. Jt is a pretty idea that a far
mer's son should not be a1 lowed a farm of
lis own because his father may own (U0
or even 1.280 acres ol land which he does
not cultivate. Yet -this Rcd'cal editor
would be willing to give every foot of
laud in Oregon to railroad corporations,
to be held by them to speculate off of, and
thus be not only out of cultivation but
t.lso out of the reach of persons who are
peeking homes among us. Y"e suppose
that ilm Oregoidan. after the railroad cor
porations have all the land they can get
belonging to the Gouernment, will at
tempt to compel all persons owning a sec
tion to divide it with them. Those per
sons who received their G10 acres of land
tiia-Jj'l" the donation act have given the
Government full value for the same, and
they can do with it as they see fit. not
sviihstandh? it displeases the editor of
the Oregonlan, who probably would like
to find somebody's lather to divide with
Grant's Neguo Speculation-. The lle
amlner of Hie 23d inst... has the following :
"Grant's little speculation in negro buying
bids fair'to succeed. His San Domingo
bill has passed the Senate. The '-Ring7'
has triumphed, and the plunderers once
cioire rejoice. As telegraphed, it appears
that the proposition only received .'51 votes.
Where all ilia other Senators were does
not appear. In a full Senate there are 78
members, so that the proposition lacked
considerable of a majority. The proba
bility is that they conveniently went otit;
not willing to commit themselves on the
vt'COrd to such a palpable swindle, and yet
not wishing to incur the enmity of the
President b voting directly against his
pet meaiiie. Of course the bill will pass
the House, and so our new speculation in
negroes will be consummated. How much
ft head they will cost the Government
will not appear until the Commissioners
report. The probability is that they will
cost considerable more per capita than
nble bodied field hands commanded before
the war. Rut what of that? The.se men
are to be voters, and surely voters are
vorth more than mere cotton-pickers.
Wfco says that. the slave trade is dead?
Vhy the thing has just commenced."'
J"lIAT V So. Never was a truer descrip
tion given in as short a space as the fol
lowing from the New x ork World: ''The
Radical party is the party of strife, turmoil,
and conflict. It is the enemy of public
peace. It fomented discord and encour
aged riots in the South for the purpose of
Xcjayimg reconstruction and as an excuse
to use the. military in the elections. It
keeps one section of the country in an un
settled and uncertain condition, injuring
commerce, business and industry, for the
sake of party success. It sends military
to one State and declares martial law to
frighten people from voting against its
candidate. It sends military into another
gtate to force a railrord and carpet bag
ring on the people. It has relied for suc
pessintha past on the cry of a bloody
Is Cot. Dent, who tends door at Ibo
White lloaso, a kitchen colonel ? Boston
The Salem Statesman is coming around.
During the last election and until recently
it was in favor of granting all the public
domain for railroads, but now it preaches
a different sermon, and conies out flat-
footed against any more land being given
away, and further, that the subsidies al
ready granted were procured by purchase
of the honest and incorruptible Congress.
Here is what is said in a late issue of
that paper :
"We present this subject to the consider
ation of the people, tbat everyone may
recognize the necessity of guarding the
public domain and reserving it 'for what
we consider its legitimate use. to become
homes for the people upon the most fa
vorable terms possible. Our growth and
advancement as a State depends upon the
advantages we can oiler the actual settler,
and when capital owns our unoccupied
lands and offers them for sale at specula
tive prices, the chief inducement lor emi
gration will be gone, and the masses will
seek homes elsewhere. ,
Monopoly waits and watches i's oppor
tunity and speculation lurks r.rjnnd the
corner. Politicians are apt to forget that
they should be friends of the people, and
accept instead the position of friends to
those who have fees to give for service
rendered. A great inroad has boon made
into the public domain in Oregon, and on
the part of the people we protest that no
more landed subsidies should be given.
certainly no "floating grant," tor any
purpose whatever. With the aid already
given to railroads our State can soon at
tain a position where the needed public
iiuj)rovemenls will be consummated with
out such aid ; and we would furthermore
protest, in the name of the people, ihat
whenever the present Indian Reservations
shall be vacated, they shall be thrown
open to actual settlement only, as are
other public lands, and in no instance be
placed within the grasp of any railroad
corporation, or other monopoly. Democ
racy wal soon have the majority.
representatives in Congress,
and we eom
exercise of all
mend this matter to the
their spare discretion.
Twisting. The Oregonhin a few weeks
since thought that the San Domingo job
was a dead letter in the President's mes
sage, as the last cenate reiuseu to rainy
the annexation or purchase project of the
President, and believed that the Senate
was justifiable in such refusal. Now
it appears that the Oregonlan was not as
wise in this matter as it might have been,
and its predictions have not besn fulfilled,
and now it comes out praising the meas
ure, and sees a thousand bene fits to b'
derived from the purchase of this island.
It is remarkable what certain changes the
Oregonlan can make. It has lost all re
spect for consistency and veracity since
the editor has received a Federal office,
lie has no mind of his own, and whatever
the President does, or Congress, notwith
standing he may have opposed the meas
ure a day or two before, i.i all right, and
he turns square around and becomes an
advocate in favor of the very thing he
was opposed to. The editor of the Ore
gonlan might have known that the job
would be completed this session. The
blocks marked out for Grant mid his Sen
ators have been equally divided since the
last meeting of Congress, and it is no
trouble to get the little job through. Had
Grant been willing last winter to make a
just division with the Senators, he would
have been successful 1 ast session, but he
was hogish, and wanted to get the whole
thing to himself. Since lie Iras sati.-fied
the Senators and Representatives in some
way or other, the thing has become a suc
cess, and Grant has accomplished his lit
tle object, lie wid be a large property
owner in ihat section, and we think it will
be a most magnificent place for him to go
to after the Eh of .March. l.sTtl.
The Plunder Session-
T'ne i;Aleri:d interests of the country,
which have been so serious! ycmnprrinisd
by partisan legislation, and controlled by
corrupt in-bieneos' will faze as badly at
this session as they have heretofore done.
There is no disposition on the part of Con
gress to heed them, or to adopt any policy
which may afford relief to suffering indus
try or prostrate commerce, unless it be
connected with selli-h advantage. Spe
c;al legislation of every species and for
ever' object; schemes of the lobb', and
venal combination.-,, will have an attentive
audience, because they appeal to the per
sonal interest of a large portion of the
Radical majorities, who will soon disap
pear from this si, "no forever. -
Some of them, like the wolves in the
fable, who resolved to eal grass, until they
saw shepherds enjoying the tender joints
of lambs at dinner, held out lean and
hungry, till those whose praise they once
valued have joined the 'lings'' and fattened"
on the spoils, and are now. as their only
opportunity, eager for a share. Others,
discarded at the" recent elections, feel tbat
a return to the indigent obscurity from
which some happy accident had . drawn
them would be worse than humiliation,
and hence will seek recompense -for de
feat in pecuniary profit. And a third
class, by no means small, looking upon
the present as a transition period in poli
tics, will grasp at this last chance for bet
tering desperate fortunes.
H Accountability, which is the one great
rcquislt of purity in a. free legislativ bod,
is never so teebly as during a closing ses
sion of Congress. The restraint of public
criticism no longer has terrors for many,
and the confusion of the expiring hours, to
which most large ' jobs' are deferred, furn
ishes a concealment for others. Immense
schemes for squandering the public lands,
subsidizing private speculations, and plun
dering the Treasury, were purposely put
off this session, in order to avoid any dam
aging effect upon the fall elections. The
posponement was simply a matter of poli
cy. The bills were meditated or matured
long ago, and only avait the auspicious
moment when corrupt combinations can
enact them into the forms of law.
For railroad grants alone biils are pend
ing which propose to donate near one
hundred and fifty millions of acres of land.
excln uve of the grant for the Southern
Pacific railroad and two other companies,
which together would sum up about 200.
000.000 ! Yast charters are projected,
which involve enormous indirect subsidies,
that are adroitly kept out of public view.
It those be added plans for building
foreign telegraphic lines, some with re
sponsible and others with irresponsible
projectors, and a brood of bills with mil
lions hidden under specious forms, the
country will even then have but an inade
quate idea of the plunder which this shor t
session will yet disclose, and which it will
be our duty to hold up to the public ga ze
as the projects shall bo developed. Such
is the sunshine in which the end of the
present Radical Congress proposes to
make bar. Patriot.
Goixg Back ox it. The main hobby of
the Radicals last June, in "this State, was
that the Democracy wsre opposed to fur
ther land franchises to railroad corpora
lions. Now we find Grant taking the
pamo position held by the Democracy on
tbii subject, sad the. Radical press are
swinging around and now oppese further
grants. The robberies which have been
committed by the Radicals of our public
domain have become too heavy for the
Radical organs to further defend. It is
astonishing how readily these Radical edi
tors go back"cn their record.
Kai.ama. The Herald says . This new
town site, on thellensill claim, just above
Carroll's landing, on the Washington side
of the Columbia river, is attracting some
notice. It is very likely to become a place
of considerable importance l'cr a few
years, so long as the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company make it the base of
supplies in the construction of their road
to Puget Sound, and perhaps a few years
longer, in case the same company receive
materials at that point for their future op
erations east of the Cascade mountains.
rcr.LisiiEKs' Convention. We notice
that cur exchanges generally are in favor
of a publishers' convention. If they are
la earnest in matter, we would sug
gest that somebody make a formal call.
There Is much that could be brought be
fore such a convention that would be 6f
benefit to publishers generally throughout
the State, and we regard it as a matter of
importance. We ,von!d suggest that the
convention of the publishers of Oregon
meet at Salem February 22d, 171.
many will endorse this ?
Died. -Mrs. Delazon Smith died at the
residence of her son-in-law, at Albany,
last Sunday night. ilrs. S. had just re
turned from a visit to the States, and ex
pected that the trip (here and back would
have improved her long failing heal;h.
but she had been back only three or four
days when she died. Her aged father
came with her, and is now at Albany.
Mrs. Smith was highly esteemed b all
who knew her, and the people throughout
the State mourn with her bereaved chil
dren her dem se.
J.ttioant Okgan.s. The Bulletin desig
nates those papers which have been ap
pointed litigant organs as Gov. G rover's
pap organs. This comes with a bad grace
from a paper that Is kept alive by pap re
ceived fro en Ren. Ilolladay and the. Con
gressional corruption fund. Pap is the
only thing which keeps life in that iusti
From the Herald:
A grand railroad meeting is to be held
Portland next Saturday.
The Bates troupe go to Walla Walla to
play a season at that place.
Messrs. IJurch and Ronham. the com
mittee appointed to in e.sugale the man
agement of the penitentiary, have- con
cluded their labors here for the present,
and have ret un red to Salem. Several wit
nesses were examined in reteience to the
sale of the obi penitentiary.
The Pioneer Root and Shoe Manufac
tory is running at one-fourth its power,
owing to the scarcity of competent labor.
The proprietors have advertised for
workmen in San Francisco, but none can
be procured there at present, as the
Crispins of this city have written to the
rest of the order there not to come to this
country, and have sent discouraging ac
counts of the enterprise. This is sup
posed to arise from the fact that wero
many of that class, here the market would
be overstocked. The factory could em
ploy forty men with permanent labor, so
no danger of an overplus need be appre
beaded. The new bell on Odd Fellows Temple
rang the old year out and the new year
in by a merry peal.
Regular trips are resumed between
Portland, Vancouver and the Dalits.
An insane patient has lately come
down from Lane County, and David
Coulter has been sent to the Asylum lrom
On Saturday the steamer Okanagan
took a considerable quantity of freight for
Kalann, the new railroad town on the
The bark Ganger, with (i2. tons of
wheat, is ready to sail for Fiilmouth. Eng
land. According to last quotations the aver
age price of Oregon apples in the San
Francisco market was $1 50 per box.
The steamer Dixie Thompson, formerly
the C iscade. will be launched to-morrow
from the boneyard dock, at 10 o'clock,
The Rugene Guard- announces the ar
rival of Gen. 13. F. Ru'ler or some other
spoon thkf in that town. Darkeep
shouldn't keep silver spoons.
From the Statesman : .
Ren. Ilolladay has been a great gas
among us, but he will figure small here
after, in comparison with the influence
and importance of the N. 1. R. R. Co., and
must exercise a less important influence
on the fortunes of the northwest coast.
J. J. Smith, about 11 miles from Jack
sonville, on the 2oih ult.. was tightening
his saddle girt when a Henry rifie which
was hanging by a strap over the saddle
horn, was accidentally discharged, the
ball passing through his thigh and into
the ground beyond. The thigh bone was
not injured, but an ugly wound was iu
tlicted of a dangerous character.
J. II. Robbins, of Rethel. is perfecting
a machine which is Intended to thresh the
standing grain, leaving the straw uncut,
and which promises to be successful, as it
is simple in construction as well as effect
ive in operation.
Work has been recommenced on the
The City Council of Salem have granted
a franchise for seventeen years to Messrs
Martin & Allen to lay water pipes for the
city, conditioned that one mile of pipe be
laid within a year, and a second mile w ith
in two years, the city to pay for the use of
wafer in that time SLSOO per annum.
New Town. A new town called Free
port, which is a rival to Monticello, has
been laid off on the Cowlitz river, a few
m'.k's above Moi ticello.
The Grant Dynasty,
I. Ulvsses Slmnson Grant, President
of the United States.
II. Jesse Root Grant. President s lamer,
.. . i
postmaster at Covington, ivy. 4.
III. Frederick Uent i,ram, a it.-aiu.i..
son' cadet at v est l una.
IV. Orville L. Grant. President s oum..
er. partner with the Collector at tue port
f V: Frederick T. Dent. President's father-in-law.
claimant of lands at Caronde.et.
Mo..-enchred bv Wilson, Commissioner
of t lie Land Office.
VI. Rev. M. J. Cramer, Presidents
brother-in-law. Minister to Denmark.
VIL Abel Rathbono Corb'.n. Presment s
brother-in-law, negotiator of gold and
real estate speculations with James lisle.
Jr.". and Jay Gould.
VIII. Ereve-t Brigadier General I. T.
Dent, President's brother-in-law, chief
usher at the Executive Mansion.
IN. Judge Louis Dent, President's
brother-in-law. counsel for claimants be
fore the President ; estimated at $40,000
N. George W.Dent. President s brother-
in-law, Appraiser of Customs, ban i ran
cisco. XI. John Dent, Presidents brother-in-law,
only Indian trader for New Mexico,
under Indian Riireau j place worth $100,
000 a vear.
XI L Alexander Sharpo. President's
brother-in-law, Marshal of the District of
XIII. James F. Casey. Presdent's
brother-in-law, Collector of the port of
New Orleans ; place worth $30,000 a year.
XIV. James Longatreet, President's
brother-in-law's cousin, Surveyor of the
Port of New Orleans.
XV. Silas lluJson. Presidents own
cousin, Minister to Guatemala.
XVI. George K. Leet. Presidents
brother-in-law's cousin. Public Stores.
New York : place worth S1O0.OO0 a year.
XVII. Orlando II. Ross. Prerident's
own cousin, clerk in Third Auditor's
XVII I. Dr. Addison Dent, President's
brother-in-law's third cousin, clerk in '.he
Register's office, Treasury Department.
XIX. J. F. Simpson, President's own
cousin. Second Lieutenant Twenty-lii'th
XX. " John Simpson, President's own
cousin, Second Lieutenant Fourth
XXI. " George P. Johnson, President's
mother's second cousin. Assessor of Intern-...
1 Revenue. Third District. Ohio.
XXII. 15. L. Wymans. President's
couiu's husband, Postmaster ot Newport.
rt , ...
One of the richest devices of roguery is
that which has just come into vogue among
the shapors of this ci'v namely, that of
duping the country 11 its by pretending to
sell counterfeit bills-at a moderate price
on the receipt of genuine money, and sel
ling them only sawdust and shavings.
There can be no pity for the foolish knaves
who are caught in this trap. Their intent
is wicked. They would cheat the govern
ment, and their neighbors if the- only got
into their wo.-session the counterfeit notes
for which they bargained. Rut they can
not do much damage with the sawdust
and shavings wiih which the counterfeit
dealers in those genuine -articles supply
The seizure of one of these gangs in
Nassau street has revealed die l;ct thai,
hundreds of iuere!i;uits, farmers, labores
and people of all classes throughout the
country have, been ordering counter
feit 1'ioney f rom this firm. uhels of let
ters have been secured by the police, which,
when exposed, will show the nice sense
of m iraliry among pe qde who perhaps,
in their own communi ies. are regrided as
hs patterns of excellence and models of
sanctity. As nobody has suffered by this
bnsiners except the dupes who paid their
money with a dishonest intention it is
rather a funny ospisodo in the history of
modern swindling. N. Y. jftra'd,
G O VKRNM KXT Fj!Ai:P.-; AT FoiSTFUCSS Mox-
no'.i. A systematic course of embezzle
ment, which has been carried on in the
Engineer Beparment. at Fortress .Monroe,
lias recently come to light an l has caused
great excitement there, as the individual
concerned is the son-in-law of an eminent
general in the Engineer Corps. It seems
that he has been appropriating govern
ment property for the Lis t three years for
himself and confederates, most of whom
were out of the department, wifh the ex
ception of one. who is now in North
Carolina, receiving pay from the govern
ment he ha helped to swindle. . This
should be a warning fo the heads of de
partments that although a clerk may be
the son-in-law of a general etc.. he may
be light-fingered at the same time. The
clerks implicated will probably get off
with the usu il ten years'' owing to their
influence. This is the great fault that
" plagarisis'-" and the light fingered gentry
in general should be protected under the
disgusting veil of influence.
RKM.uiKAtir.K. It is remarkable with
what generosity the Bulletin offers itself as
a defender of persons aggrieved at the
course of their party papers. Men who
have to be defended by the Bulletin are
indeed in poor circumstances. When
any one gets so low as to need a defence
from such a source, they had better retire
from the stage of public life.
CourLAixr. We see from the Mercury
f that through neglect of the last Board, a
considerable amount of the school money
is in a bad condition. Much of this money
has become uncollectable and will result
in much loss to the fund.
To Commence. We notice an advertise
ment in the Portland papers for proposals
fo receive bids for the construction of the
canal and locks around the falls. Pro
posals will be received until the 1st of
Turc Tennkssee Brri.Kn has resumed his
seat in Congress, and in the car. ens yester
day objected to the general removal of
disabilities. Mr. Butler should be more
considerate. He may have to ask pardon
himself some day if the Pension Bureau
really holds those charges against him that
we heard of last summ er. V. T". TL'rald.
'PoMi'Ois and Oi'ricior.s"' is the term
applied by the Springfield BepuJiHcan to
Senator Conkling. of New York. How
lovely and pleasant it is to see members
of the same political family agree in union
Bkciped. The Judiciary Committee of
the City Council of Portland, and the City
Attorney, have decided that all advertis
ing, required under the charter must be
dene in the litigant organ of the county.
TuK Prksipknt declines to hold out
olive branch to Senator Scliurz. and
hronch b 'tween htm and the Missouri
publicans is not likely to be healed.
WvsurxfrroN:. Dec. 31. At a fire in the
northern-part of the eity. to-day Mrs. Ann j
Pass, aged 19 years, was fatally burned,,
Rontvvell has issued a circular giving!
numbers nnd denonrn ition of the many
registered Bonds cavfated on the books of
the Department at this date. The bonds
are from S50 to $5,000 each, and aggre
gate $502.4)00. -
New- Yomc, Dec. .31. The Dark state
ment shows an increase of specie of $2.
4D9.000. and a decrease of everything else.
Money easy, 7 currency to 7 gold, mosuy
Nkw Okllv. Jan. 1. Early this mr.rn
ing the steamers Magenta, Grand Era,
Julia A. Rudolph. S. Thompson. Dean and
John Howard, with their cargoes, were
burned at the Levee. Total loss, except
m the case of the Howard, the hull of
w hich will be saved. Total loss is $510,
OtfOV Insurance about $240 (too.
Steamship De Soto, hence yesterday
evening for New York, took fire 27 miles
below this city, and burned to the water's
od-ro. Total loss of . vessel and cargo
Rgstox. Jan. 3. The steamer Concordia
cleaved to-day for Falmouth. England. It
is supposed she takes a cargo of arms and
war material for France.
Ai.nAxr, Jan. 3. Roth Houses of the
Legislature were organized to-day. The
Governor's message was read.
II vKiM.siu n(, Pa.. Jan. 3. The Legisla
ture was organized to-day. The House
elected Republican, and the Senate Demo
Coi.vMrcs, O., Jan. 3. The Legislature
met to-day. -
New YonK, Jan. 3 The Chicago Jmtr
nal special says the President has tendeied
Horace Greeley a position on the San Do
mingo commission, with a view of secur
ing the influence of the Tribune in favor
Washington, Jan. 4. In Hie House.
among bills on to-day and referred, w is
one by Smith, of Oregon, removing ob
struction to the navigation of Oregon
The President sent to the Senate to-day
the nomination of Jno. A. Sumner, to be
Indian Agent. Umatilla Reservation.
Hamiitox. Dec. 31. Considerable ex
citement exists here over the mysterious
disappearance of Lewis Cook. Treasurer
of White Pine county. He left here ten
days since with ihe intention of visiting
San Francisco and Austin, since which
time nothing has been heard of him.
Official investigations show the treasury
to be short about S21.I50. A number of
our most responsible business men are on
his bo ld for $50,000. Cook's store was
attached yesterday by the Receiver of the
x-..r - i f .i. . i-"v- l.. c... viT -Trt'"
.National IjIIIIK oi .n-iaiu, oi.iuj.
Dee. 31. The French
citizens yesterday sent by telegraph one
hundred thousand, francs to Gambetta as
a New Year's present in aid of the cause
of France, and received an answer re
turning thanks in most eloquent language
To-day Dennis Gunn. a moulder, aged
25 years, a young man ot irreproachable
ciuu-acter. received an anonymous letter,
stating that L Murphy, a painter, who
has had several wives and mistresses, one
td the former now having a suit pending
against him for divorce, had debauched
G"n nns sister. He consulted with his
fattier, and the two confronted the girl,
who is under sixteen years of age. and
she acknowledged her shame. Young
Gunn immediately star'ed out on the
street and met Murphy at the corner of
St. Mary's Place and Pino streets, and
shot, him through the head. The homi
cide was committed almost i:i front of
Murphy's house, and Mrs. Murphy came
out ol the house and threw herself fran
tically on the body. Gunn gave him
self up to a citizen, to whom he handed
his 'pistol, and immediately started for
the c iilaboose. Murphy is still breathing,
but has not spoken. There is no chance
for hi.s recovery. Public opinion lull y
exonerates Gunn. Any amount of bail
cau be obtained for him.
KlUOPE VS WAil KE1VS.
IIavkk. Dec. 31. A reconnoissance was
mide to d ay in the direction of Belbec.
Some fighting is reported idi the Ger
man advance posts. The Germans lost 25
killed, IS wounded, and 11 prisoners.
London, Jan 1. Siege ariiUer-y arrived
before .Meung yesterday. A bat le is ex
pected near II irieourt, with Treskou's
force and ten thousand French. General
Manteuffel reports that on Saturday live
batallions left Rouen encountered a French
brigade, drove it into the castle of Robert
Le Diablo, which 7&s subsequently storm
ed by Prussians. The French loss was 100
killed and prisoners. The losses of the be
sieging forces, during the bombardment
of fort Avron, are" reported at 8.00 ).
In the engagement near Bruin yesterday,
a French detachment gained a victory
over 2.50 J Germans.
Advices from Paris to December 20.
represent that the larger portion of the
army of Prince Frederick (.Juries has
joined the besiegers of Paris as reinforce
ments. It is reported that Eiure Paere has
formed in Paris a corps of 12,000 voltin
leers, who have sworn to cut their way
through the Prussian lines, and to organize
a levy on the provinces.
BoitPKAfx. Jan. 1. Gen Chaucey an
nounces that Gen. Jouffay attacked the en
cmy on the left bank of the Loire, near
Vendome, and defeated him, taking 200
prisoners. Chaucey adds that he will con
tinue a forward movement.
A fine of 50,000 francs has been imposed
upon Versailles, for failure of the author
ities to procure the stores required by the
Yk;'..saii.m:.-!. Dec. 27. Everything is
ready for bombardment on a terrific scab,
simultaneously, in circle, around the de
voted city. AH officers hive gon? to the
ftont,. The artillery commenced tiring on
the French outposts.
MAPinn, Dec. 3 IT Gen Prim died this
morning at 1 o'clock. All engaged in his
assassination escaped. The death of Prim
produced a profound sensation of grief all
over Spain. The Republican militia bat
talions of Madrid uearly all surrendered
their arms bv order of the Government of
Romk Dec. 31. Victor Emanuel entered
the city this morning.
Maimui). Dec. 31. The Cortes have sanc
tioned the issue ofdreasury bonds.
London. Dec. 31. The lsis Moscow
correspondent says a belief in the alliance
between the Luted States and Russia, in
case of war, u becoming all but univer
sal. London, Jan. 2. Bismarck writes to
Odo Russel that Prussia is justified,
under the laws of nations, in sinking
English ships on the Seine. Althoug'i
the payment offered lias been refused, be
cause unaccompanied with an apology,
he again renews tender of payment.
A correspondent from Versailles on
the 28th. savs the Prussian troops are be
coming more dissatisfied every day at ',
nothing being done to hasten the siege, j
The Germans have guns heavy enough to
send shells clear into Paris, but they have ;
not employed them with effect. Within a'
few days" all the heavy guns have I
been brought to a particular point,
to destioy cue or two forts, and a tre-
mendous effort will be made to capture
fier.i. The Duke of Mecklenburg has
been here, and prince Albert is coming
tor consultation. The result of negotia
tions. so far. appears to be that the army
of Prince Fredrick Charles will consent
irself with simply protecting t'. e betit-gers.
All troops outside of camp will remain
on the defensive until reinforcements ar
rive. Guns and amunbion arrive slowly,
notwithstanding the almost superhuman
London. Jan. 1. A correspondent at
Berlin says the court of Berlin believes
that Paris will soon capitulate. There
has been a significant intercbatTge of cour
tesies between Berlin and Wilhelnshole.
The Emperor is confident of hi.s restoration.
Darmstadt. Jan. 1. Prince Louis of
Hesse telegraphs to the Government here
that two regiments of Hessians, wit'i a
battery, fought on Saturday with a supe
rior force ot the enemy, southeast of
Orleans. The Germans lost fi ft 3 men.
London. Jan. 2. The constituents of
Mr. Glad-tone have signed a petition ask
ing him to resign. .
Madrid. Dec. 31. The death of Prim
has intensified the excitement in the city.
Great apprehensions of arc outbreak of
the conspirators exists. The Government
is making efforts to allay the excitement.
Vienna. Jan. 2. Field' Marshal Moor
ing, of the Austrian army died to-day.
London, Jan. 3. A portion of Chaun
cey's forces are strongly posted now near
Yondoine. For a week past engagements
along the Loire have beea successes for
the French. Near La Chattre 1.200 pris
oners were taken by the French. A Prus
sian column, in trying to cross the Loire
on the ice, lost 300,' who were drowned.
Advices from Pans to the 30th, state
that the Parisians urge Truchu to make a
sortie with an enormous farce, as now
li.ir nrtitlrv U so numerous and the
weather is moderating.
Vehsaii.t.ks. Jan. 3. The King, at a re
ceptien, said : Great events must have
preceded our getting on to such a place
at suck a day. It is due to your heroism
and perse verence. and the bravery of the
troops. Our object is stilt unattained.
important tasks remain before we can
have a lasting peace. It would be censu
rable to make a p-aee. if yor rottst con
tinue the duties bringing you here.
VK'.'.sAiT.r.Ks. Jan. 4. The bombardment
is so effectual on the east of Paris that
only feeble replies are made lrom the gar
The bankers' participation In the French
loan is severely censured at Berlin.
A number of Bordeaux journals seems
to coincide that it is understood that or
ders will be sent to the Generals to has
ten movements upon Paiis.
Paris advices show that intense excite
ment prevails among the population, who
demand to mike a grand sortie. A num
ber of mayors of the city have called up
on Trocliu. insisting that he will acceed to
RonnKAfS. Jan. i. It is ofin i dly an
nounced that Faidherbe sends the follow
ing dispatch, under da'e of the 3d. The
ba'ule near Bassanlue. yesterday, lasted
from 8 in the morning tilt V, in the even
ing. I have driven tiie Prussians from till
their positions and the villages held by
them. The enemy's losses are numerous;
o til's are serious.
Impoktax r. We wii! furnish the Awn
cm Sloe!.: Journal and the Enteim'kise at
$3 per annum, in advance. We will ex
tend this prf. position to all our subscrib
ers now on our books who have not paid
their present year's subscription, until
the first of February. This makes the
ExTKr.rr.i;!-: as cheap as any paper in
The Oregonlan still persists in refusing
to claim what credit there is due its party
for the diversion of the school lands, it
is too bid fh.it the votes and services of
WhalJev, O'Regan. Earhart. Ilolman and
others are not better appreciated by
party they represented in this matter.
We hive received a copy of the Pioneer
published by Emily Pitts Stevens, of San
Fraticisco, California. It is devoted to
Human Rights' Judging from the read
ing, we would Hipote it to be devoted to
W o ir.e n s V. ig h f s. ' :
Ia. Wi star's D.u.sam or Wn.n Chek lit
is truly u bill- am. It contains th'fe buis-amic
principle of the Wild Cherry, the b.ilsaaiie
properties at tar -.a il pine. Its ingredients
are all balsamic. Coughs, Co'ds, and Con
sumption disappear rapidly under its bal
Tf yon feel dull, drowsy, debilitate I, have
frequent hea-1 u-be, mouth tastes b.utli', pour
appetite and tongue: edited, you are suffer
ing from Torpid Liver or I3il!i-usnts,"
and nothing will cure yon so specoily f nd
p-nnaiiently as Ir. Pierce's Alt. Ext. or
Goldea Medical Dhseovc y. It also cures
tt.e wctst lingering Coughs, at the same
time strengthening and pm ifyinsr the whf-de
system Remember that Dr. Pierce's pri
vite U. S. (JoiVriiimmt Revenue Stamp
bearing upoa it his poi tuait, name and ad
dress, is upon every bottle of the genuine.
Sold ly di 11 ggi-ts..
OiTiec.i ro. CI 'Front Strct,
PORTLAND, - - - OREGON"
Speoial Collector of Claims.
A large amount of CITY and EAST PORT
LAN I) Property for Sale.
Also, IMl'ROVKi) FAKMS, and valutibte un
cultivated LANDS, located in ult parts of
Investments in HEAL ESTATE and other
PKOPEftTV. Inade for correspondents.
CLAIMS of all desci iptions promptly col
HOUSES and STORES leased.
All kinds of F.fuuictal and General Agency
Parties having FARM rnOPEIJTY for sale
will ple.e (iirni-b descriptions of ibo same
to the AGENTS OF THIS OFFICE, in
each of the principal Ci'l IES and TOWNS
of this STATE.
Iti-be it-11 lligrcc Lodge Jo. A, I. O. O. P
Meet on the Second and Fourth
TUESDA Y EVENINGS,
of each month, at 7 o'clock, in O.Hd Fellows
Hall. Members of t!i Degree aie invited to
attend. I5y order of N. G.
AVillamf te Lodge No. 1.I. O- fci. T
Meets every Saturday evening, at the roorrs
S.E. c orncr of Main and Fifth streets, et 7 1-2
o'clock; Yisiting members are invited to
attend. By ordtr of W. C. T.
Cn iPPKi) Haxds and Face, sore Ji
ness ot the skiu, ivc., sc.,
cured at once hy
liegeman's Camphor lie with Glycerine.
ft keeps the hands soft in all weather. See
that you gf t liegeman's. Sd I by ail ru
pisfs, only 25 cents. Manufactured only by
liegeman &, Co., Chetn sis and Druggists,
New Yuik. dccS'j-ly
' EVERY ONE HIS OWN DOCTOR.
A private instructor fr married persons
or'tbosj about to be married, both male ajcf
female, in everything concerning- the phy's
iology Mid relations of our sexual system,,
and the -production and prevention "of off-spring-,-
incbu ing all the new discoveries
never before piven in the English Iancu:i"v
hy WM. YOUNG, M. I). This is reaflv a vlfc
irible and interesting woik. It is written
in pbdn language for the general reader, and)
is illustrated with numerous engraving.
All young marrieil people, qr those contem
plating marriage, and having the lea.-.t im- -pediiu-nt
fo riinii-ied life, should "Tend' ifik
nook. It discloses secrets that1 every- 6nP
should be acquainted with ; still it is a book
that must he locked i:p and not lie,, about"
the bouse. It will be sent to any addiesi
on receipt of fifty cents. Address'Dir. VM:
YOUNG, No. 41ti Spruce strett-above Faarth,
IKlyjc "o. l;A. F. it nci '
. A. Itf . Holds its regular "c'nmmunira
Ytions on the Firnt dud -'third iaturm
f -j fy in eaeh'rrtontli, at f o'clock"' fro m
the 20th of September to tlitftWth oft.
March, ami 7i o'clock from thD 2otfi Oi
.March to the 2oth ot September., Breth-'
ren in sood standing ar? invited to attend,'
I)eca3,lS7i,.: By order of . AW. M.-
Oregon Loilgc So. 3," I. O. cf O.
Meets every TharseJay
ing at 7 o'clock, in Od-d ftllow'
II ail. Main s
Members r.f the Order arc invited to
Uy order. ,
Pain is supposed t be the lot of 11s p&or
morta's, as inevitable as death itself and
liable at any time to come upO'i us. There
fore it is imp'iitaut that remedial Hgent
(dionfd b- at hand to be used on an eraer- "
trency, when the seminal principle lodged in
the system thuW devclope itself; and we fed
the excruciating agonies of pain, or thefjle-
pressiag influence ot disease, ruicli a reme
dial atreut exists in the Pain Killer, whose
fame has made the circuit of . t'.e glob.
Amid tb eternal ices of the p. Iar regions or
licncath the intolerable and burning suu of
the tropics, its virtues are kuowu and appre
ciated. Under all latitudes, from, the oii
extreme to the other, suffering humanity'lias
f nti'l relief from many of its ills by its ns.
The wiae and broad area over which thi.-i
medicine 1ns spread, attests its value nd
potency. From a small begimii'ig, the Pain
Killer has" pushed gradually along, making
it- own highway, solely b' it virtues.
Such unexampled success and popularity
has brought others into the Meld, who have
attems ted. under similarity of name, to usurp
tlie eontidetH-e of the pcopTe aad tarn it
iht-ir own sel!ihness ami di-ho.iesty, l-nt
tneir efi'-vrts'iiave p oved f ruitless, while the
Pain Kilier is stdl growing in public tavor.
Jan. 5: him
SEWING MACHINES ! !
COMPETITION DEFIED. .
WE SELL TIIE S1XGEF., WHEELER Jt
V 1 Wilson, llnwe. Elliptic, Grover fc
Raker, Weed, Parham, Keystone, Ub .,
Gold Medal, American combination, lUvin,
Empire, mkle & Lyons, Wilcox fc Gibbs
wi.h a complete out fir, lute t improvement,
all extra attachments and case at 'V.
The il.-.on, Folsom, McLean & Hooper,
Rarthram & Fautou, wbh ouifit, impiovc
met:ts, atl extra attachments and case at $:5.
The Uukeve, Diamond, Anierk-.au, ilomo
Shuttle, ' Ibb-tol w-ith outfit, table, attach
ments and case, at f ; ).
Ihe Common Sense, Octagon, Banner nod
sill (,th r hand machines wi.lj outfit benuner
and tucker at .? -. No toy machines sold.
A complete set of ultWhtKcnts for hem
ming tine, coarse and wide, binding any ma
terial, qmbing, tucking and making the next
tuck, milling at.d. gathering, doing awny
wiih ng altogether. Made to suit r.uy
machine. Oniy the complete set sold, $5.
The Lim b at $"." ; the Crane at ?!.; the
Ilinkley. Diamond 27 ; the bicklbrd, Amet
lcan, Essk-fe, New Haven 2o. q
When the money is sent with the order
we ship wuh all Irtinht charges prepaid a
far as the Mississippi, or sent C. O. Ii., on
receipt of halt the amount, and charges
L. PEKKgS & CO.,
5112K1NG STREET, WILMINGTON, I EU
$100 A MOUTH !
IXERC.F.TTC PERSONS, CLERGYMEN,
j doctors, lawyers, airents, business men,
lanners, salesmen, dealers, and all others,,
male a-id female willing to give their whole
time 01 part of it, cun easily make
' $100 OTw M.OEE A MONTH,
by engaging in light, honorable and staple
business, in which to money is reouir-H
No competition. Exclusive territory eiveo
koicrences as to t bcracter required. Stamps
tor return postage desired. Write your ad
dress iu fad and plainly.
H- A. CARTY,
NO. 315 CHESNUT STREET,
Jan, C:in6 -
urifiorsiCTiCfl has t-een amnintnl
titorot lue estate ot 1-ranees Jones, defeated
lato of Clackamas county, Oregon. All 'person.-
haviw claims against said estate t ill present
them within f-ix months, at the residence of the.
uuticrsignc-d iu said count y. n.
Jan. 2, lS71:wi Attain 'btra tor. "