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u Oregon City, Oregon,
"We take the following extracts from a
communication' ia XLe'Heratd of last Tues
The's'anic Company (P. T. Co.) as yon
'are5 probably aware, had a bill before tlie
"Legislature lor the same purpose, but the
committee rejected it on account of its
nrovidins for wooden locks, which would
last onlv ten years. thought it all
right then, but as the bill liit-od to pass,
and other parties, some of whom are
Democrats, obtained the charier, there
-Was 'considerable of a differenc'. you
Vno'.v. ' 1 opine
tluit anv'mah or 'party whvSeftnts that
treasure will rue it so long as the people
'of Oregon, who are more deeply interest
Vd in its completion than any railroad in
ihe -State, have a chance to express them
selves at the-ballot box. If ihe Republi
can party desire to do so as a partisan
measure, they are welcome to their ef-
, . Itavin'g advocated (he "cast side locks,
Ve feel it oar duty to state the reason
and protest against the Democracy as
Btiming this tfieasnre as a party move. In
' Ybetirst place, there are as many Radicals
i benefitted by the west sid charter as
O -Democrats Uave luompson ana i. uoiu
' smith arqMhe principal owrN-rs frr-i they
'-"'are representative men of the Radical fer-
Buasion ; and in the next place, it was car
ried through ly 'being corruptly conncct
- ed with the infa'mons subsidy swindle.
-' -Woth fiensnres vent hand in hand, and
jfltose who procured the passage of the
west side lock bill were the most indus
- trious workers to secure the passage of
the Portland $300,000 bill. .We favored
l.he passage of the east side lock bill for
the following reasons : First, it was pro
posed (and there are as many Democrats
: in the P. T. Company who hold stock as
there, are in the west side company in pro
' jrortioh to its vMrto) by the P. T- Com
pany to build the locks for $7o,td0 less
than the Willamette Canal Co'irnanv re
teived ; and the esfevtloii that they were
to be built of wood is not true, as an at
tempt was made to amend the bill passed
by insetting the -'east side" in place of
''tie " west side," and $125,000 instead of
$2t(W, ft ml tho two bills wer'.: identical
Second, the only hope of a successful cont
peUtion to the railroad was to s'rengthen
a company on the Willamette that would
be able to compete with Hoiladay in the
carrying trade, and this could be done
fcrtore successfully by giving aid to an or
ganised company, with its means already
on the river, and which would not be
likely to soil out to the railroad and thus
become the property of one gigantic mon
opoly, and become a burden, not only on
the east side of the river, but also on the
west, as freights would be raised to com
pel people on the east side to ship by rail-
road, and the boats would only be used to
'clear awrty the products of the west side
counties which are not accessible to tlie
railroad, Mv. Hoiladay, with the aid of
ever-ready fault-finders, may be abl? to so
cripple the P. T. Company as to reduce
their stock, and even worse, force them to
Fell out to him, and then what will be the
condition of the producers and shippers
, or this valley ? They will be completely
fit the niercy of this monopolist, and com
pelled to pay hint whatever lie may ask.
We will be met with the reply that he
fcannot be successful in this move, as the
canal will be constructed and jthcr pcr
Bons will build boats. Would not this
liave been the case had the subsidy been
givefP to the P. T. Company? They pro
posed to' accept the same conditions which
are in the bill passed. We will again be
fret ifv the groundless assertion that the
f. t. Co". Tvould not have built the locks.
To this we say, and do So knowingly, that
they were ready and expressed themselves
so, to sign a bond that they would con
. Struct the locks and accept the conditions
Oof the bill before it was signed. We be
lieve the only safety for our farmers is in
a steam'b'oat line on the Willamette, and
Should Ben. Hoiladay ever become the
owner of the boats and franchises, the
farmers and shippers will be completely
O ftt his mercy, in the same manner as they
are now from Portland to San Francisco.
hy is it. that it costs as much lor freight
from San Francisco to Portland as it does
.from New York to Portland ? Bedause
the Ben. Hoiladay Company lhtve a suc
cessful rhoiiopuiy of the trade. The
steamers runuirg between S.m Francisco
and Portland pay for themselves every
year, and yet we find no successful com
petition is put otigthat route against him.
and eo one can claim that that is not a
free and open channel. Suppose he Vuvs
these b'o.its on the illametle, will not
tfet be a like monopoly ? The construc
tion of locks does not prevent such a cal
amity, lie' or any one el.-e can pass their J
boats through, but he will make it so that i
it eerrpeiuion can be succc.sinl against
him, as he will either buy or drive them
3tT, having the means to do so. Any per
sav who has the judgment of a child can
see the deplorable Condition in which our
- shippers would be should such ends be
Consummated", and mi less the people will
stand bo a strong company and sustain it,
they may expect this to be the icsult. We
a'remjt.the champion" for the P. T. Com
pany, bilt it is1 our purpose to set before
the people facts as they exist, and to warn
them of approaching danger.
The reasons for which vre protest this
lock bill being made a party measure are
few. and to us important. Messrs. Whal
3ey and O'Rvgan' voted for the lock bill
ih exchange for vgtes to tire infam'ous sub
sidy bill ; Messr. Fhrhart and Ilolnrm
vb'.ed for it for Votes to appropriate money
for public buildings at Sal-m. and we
might mention other reasons, among which
vhs that the members from' this county
Were kept out of their justly entitled seats
bt-catt.-e' they would vote for neither the
0u;0O0 swindle or the west side locks ;
and further, the bill for the ta'st side was
murdered by the Committee, and not by
the Legislature, afttl that said murder was
committed by undue influence'ori the part
of the friends of the west side. Had the
bill been reported back, as it ouht to
bve been, it would probably have passed!
We have some personal friends in both
these companies some whom we prize
highly in the West side company and we
would do anything consistent with our
duty to the people at large in favoring
them, but when their interests come up
against those.cf Vhe masses, we may al
ways be found on the side of the people
and their interests.
The Treasury Taking too much.
Money frcm the People.
The New York Herald is not a very
strong admirer of the. financial policy of
Mr. Bormvell, and is becoming very sick
of the Republican party generally. We
take tlie following from its 'columns in re
lation to the policy of the Secretary of the
The Secretary of the Treasury s"?erns to
have but one idea, and that is to accumu
late the largest amount of money possible
in the- coffers of the government. He
loves to gloat over the mass of wealth
ilre're ab a miser does over bis money bags,
lie imagines, wo suppose, that lie can
point to thfs as rbe result of his wisdom in
administering the affairs of the Treasury
Department, and say to the people, see
how carefully 1 have collected the reve
nue and piled up your wealth. But he
underrates the feaa'cify of the people.
They can sei that this enormous and sur
plus revenue this vast unemployed capi
tal of a hundred millions andup.vards
is wrung from their hard earnings. It is.
in fact, an unnecessary and monstrous ex-
n overtaxed peofle. The
hundred to a hundred and fifty trillions
which Mr. Boutwell keeps hoarded up all
the time, and has kept hoarded from the
time he took charge of the Treasury, is so
much inone' taken away from productive
industry. Jn the hands of t?e people it
would earn a much larger sum and add
greatly to the wealth of the nation. But
that i not the enty loss. Lying in the
Treasury Vaults it is dead capital. Put
out at interest, or, what would have
amounted to nearly the same thing, ap
plied to the liquidation of the debt, from
six to nine millions a year would have
been saved. Tlie Secretary has lost for
the country from twelve to eighteen mil
lions during the time he has been in office
by this ridiculous policy of hoarding.
This loss, as we said, is in addition to
what the people, have lost in having the
money taken aV. ay from U:eir industrial
pursuits unnecessarily. The remark of
the Saviour about the unprofitable servant,
who had kept his master's talent wrapped
up unemployed is applicable to Mr. L'out
well. Poll Tax.
Total value Cf all property (assessable)
returned to the Secreta
Washington ; . .
of State for
1.2'J!) (ilfi 00
Tt 1.875 00
1 .180,293 00
3.528 0G3 00
(i. 357. 100 00
1,-1 10. (lb!) 00
(; (1.551 00
1,01)5 222 00
. 1. 210.771) 00
Qi EEit OrmsiTiox. An up-Valley paper
is continually pitching into the P. T. Com
pany, and crying lustily against monopo
lies and the high prices charged for
freight, and at the same time finds fault
with the high rates of freight by railrdad.
Yet this same paper heartily endorses the
opposition that is connected with Ben.
! Hoiladay s railroad oh the Yamhill liter.
How would it be if the P. T. Company
were to withdraw their boat from the
Yamhill trade? Would not Ben. Holla
day and the opposition steamer become a
monopoly en that route? The only thing
that can be done for the benefit ofpliip
pers is to fos'er and encourage a strong
and wealthy company against tlie railroad.
This will conipel both to be moderate iri
their charges. When one is killed oft" the
other will become an extortion on the
Community. We are net ill f.ivc'r ef either
of these companies, but desire to sttstain
that which is best calculated to benefit the
people of our vaNey and State.
Reamzixu a Fact. A correspondent of
the Herald, from Salem, says of the occa
sion of the opening of the new hotel at
that place' :
Speeches were made by Messrs. G rover,
Miller." Mooros. Cooke, Clark and others.
Hon. Ben. Ilayden was called for but did
not come to time. Ben. says since he has
about quit making t:peeehes where noth
ing is to b said ! Says he made one dl
Albany on the excursion tt'p, trying to
say nothing, but found himself in a few
days famous ; his rpeech quoted in all tlie
papers in the State, and thinks he didn't
succeed exactly on the plan marked out.
Ben. is a good "political fpeaker. lull don't
seem to be fort (Urate in the railroad line,
p.s at Albany he got off the road and into
politics, and the Bulletin and Vrojnnian
don't puff hiin much on his last effort in
We are glad that our friend Ilayden has
realized the actual condition of matters so
During the late election D. P. Thomp
son, the principal owner of the west side
locks, was Ben. Ilollf'day's chief striker'-
in this county, and did more than any
other Radical to defeat the Democracy.
The (HiestiotT has been asked us whether
he has not procured the lock franchise lor
Hoiladay 's benefit; Mayor Goldsmith is
also an ally of Hoiladay. The sentiments
of these men are in" complete haftrfony
whh the railroad king.
Goon. Hon. W. T. Xewby, State Sena
tor from Yamhill, has subscribed $250' to
the $100,000 levy of Ben. Hoiladay, and
proposes to raise the amount to $500. pro
vided that those Representatives from the
west sid'e counties who, sifppofted the
$300,000 swindle each glv'e that amoun.
The proposuiion is' a good one, and we
predict that those who have been so zeal
ous in voting a debt on other people will
fail to " come to time.''
Tew Taper. A paper has been started
at JacfconviRa under the name of the
Time?. We hive not seen the paper as
yet. but learn from our exchanges that J.
N. T. Miller Co. are the publishers, and
Mr. E. D. Foudray is the business rnan-
t . , i -i .t rr- . .
acrer. la sucn nanus tue xun-.s cannot
fail being a success.
The Political Outlook "Republican
A Washington correspondent of the
New York Htrald, under date cf the 27 th
nit, has the following political news :
The Republican Senators and members
who have remained here over the recess
have bed ample time. to discuss the pros
pects of the party for the ext Presidential
election in connection with recent events.
There is no disguising the fact that the
majority of them are desponden',. and es
pecially the experienced politicians who
are in the habit of looking ahead. They
con-cede ttat the STccth, with the er.eep-tion.-perhf.pa,
of South Carolina., is hope
lessly Democratic, and "that whoever may
be the Democratic candidate in 1872. will
get the full Southern vote, with the above
exception. To overcome this it will be
necessary for the Republicans to carry all
the great States of the North, including
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. The
first and the last are doubtful, and the
leaders of. the Republican party are of tlie
opinion that von with Grant for a candi
date nothing can save them but the blun
ders of the Democracy. , Should the Dem
ocrats put forward candidates witti a good
record and a decent platform there seems
to be little doubt of their success. The
Republicans, however, seem confident
that the Democrats will repeat the folly
oflSGS, and thus enable them to re ta'n
Cpixk.sk. The San Francisco Examiner
has the following in regard to a decision
rendered by the Supreme Court of Cali
fornia, wherein the legality of Chinese tes
timony was at issue :
The Supreme Court have rendered a de
cision sustaining the validity of the State
law, excluding Chinese testimony against
a white man. This is a most interesting
Case, as it treats on points of political l iw
involving the relation's of State and Na
tional Government. The Court decide
that tii era is nothing in the law of this
State touching Chinese testimony in con
flict with the Constitution of the United
states or any of its amendments, and that
consequently no act of Congress can re
peil a State law bearing upon subject
matter expressly in the scope of their re
Dead Dl'c'k Fokney is anxious to sell
the Washington Chronicle, a paper that
has heretofore been known as the special
organ of the President. This desire to
sell originates in a little " onpleasantness"1
that has sprung up between Grant and
the "dead ditck.'7 Grant bad ordered
Forney to attack Sumner on account of
his (Sumner's) opposition to the San Do
mingo swindle. Forney feared to measure
swords with the great Massachusets ora
tor, and so declined to obey the Presiden
tial mandate. Grant of course, was in
dignant at this refusal to carry out his
wishes, and so the ' dead duck" is out
of favor at court and compelled to sell
Beet Scak Mam eacthu:. The Beet
"Sugarie'' at Alvarado, California, about
20 miles from San Francisco, on the oppo
site side of the Bay, was established last
fall, at a cost of" about $125,000. It
made its frst sugar on the 17 1 h of No
vember laSt. Its sugar Was of the finest
quality and has recommended itself so
well that it is in demand not onlv through
out the State of California, but there is a
heavy and increasing demand for it in the
markets of Oregon. Wellington, Nevada.
Utah, and Colorado. The demand is four
times greater than the amount produced
at -the facto! y, which is four tons daily.
Already a dividend of 40 per cent, on the
capital stock has been declared, and the
the company are golden
enoiign to satisiy any one, it would seem.
While the success of this enterprise will
richly reward those who have embarked
their capital in it, it will also prove of
vast benefit to the Slate of California and
this coast. There is lio reason why a siui
ihr investment would not be profitable In
this State. Who questions our ability to
raise as good beets and us many of them
as they can raise in California? And
who, after a success so decided as that of
the Alvarado " sugarie" can doubt its be
ing a profitable investment here '? We
have men of capital aed enterprise among
us. and a similar inves'imwit in this State,
could not well help being both remunera
tive to the parties, and a public benefit.
The Salem Statesman of January 18;h
A friend wriii'ig from" Yafuina
forms us that linn s are good over
The schooner) of which we have occasion
ally heard as in prospect of building, is to
leCeive her rigging and sa. s soon. 'J h
prospect is that another schooner will be
bitik as soot! as this one is out of the way.
The steamer Flk has arrived from" Unip
qua, and after receiving repair will run
oil the waters of the Day. It is reported
that so Portland gentlemen will build
a fine steamer on the B ty the coming sea
son. Uystermen are busy digging oysters
and transp'ating Ihein to beds for more
excellent cultivation. The new saw mill
of Simpson & Co. is running steadily, and
making large amounts of lumger. That
concern has also received a fine stock
goods, and are doing a lively trade.
CihiXET Making. Govef nor Woods and
other Oregonians waited oh the President
recently, to urge the claims of Geo. 11.
VYililctfhs to :t place in the Cabinet. It is
stated that these would-be cabinet makers
were very handsomely snubbed by the
President. If this be true, it is the best
act ever perpetrated by Gir-t.
T-te Two GKEATKST. The two greatest
Generals tbrf't hate ever commanded the
Radical party are General Debility duririg
the war, and General Amnesty since. It
is likely that the latter will cause the
death of the Radical party.
Retired. S. L. bimpson has retired
from the editorship of the Corrallis Ga
zette. He is succeeded by his partner. Mr.
C. II. James, who will conduct the paper
in its Radical career. Mr. Simpson prob
ably lost his Republicanism since the old
gentleman has been relief ed of the Siletz
Withdrawn. Theodore Tiiton. for the
past 17 years editor of the ?ew York In
dependent, the organ of the original aboli
tionists, has withdrawn from that paper.
He is succeeded by Henry C. Bown, the
proprietor, as editrf.
The Patiuot. This is the title of a new
Democratic daily and weekly that has re
cently been started in Washington City.
It is ably edited, and we welcome it as
one of the very best exchanges we receive.
Subscription to the daily, $10 per annum;
weekly, $2 50:
FnoM the Penttentiakt. The G'reg'oh
ian says that Charley fiurch. who was sent
up from Portland, is lying seriously if not
dangerously ill, at the Penitentiary. Mat
Bledsoe met with severe, if not fatal in
juries, last Saturday, by failing from a pile
of lumber, from a height of nearly twenty
feet. He lay insensible f -r some time.and
it is thought he received internal injuries
which may prove fatal.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFOPJJIA.
From the Herald: Chris. Wagner, the
man mentioned in yesterday's issue as be
ing missing since Saturday, has not yet
been found, though the police have search
ed the quarter where he was last seen on
Sunday morning. The supposition seems
to be jhat he was done avay witn auu uis
t'odv hidden somewhere, as he was never .
seen to be so drunk as not to be capable of
reaching borne, therefore the idea Of his
railing into the river is not entertained.
The daughter of Mr. John Bowman who
lives near the corner of SeToml and Harri
son streets, has been attacked with a viru
lent, type of small; pox. and doubts for her
re c o ve r y a r e "e n t e r t ai t e d .
Vre noticed, yesterday, on Morrison
street, just west of First, that an umbrella
manufactory has beeir eMal.hed here.
This is the first of the kind ever started m
There are ten steamers running between
this citv and the various" towns along the
ColumHaand Willamette rivers.
Kxactlv the same number that are run
ning between this city and other points.
It is the general ir.jres?lor. in Vancouv
er is that Judge lord actually crowned
himself, as noi hingdias been seen or heard
of him since the day his hat -was found.
No person answering his description has
taker, passage cm any of the steamers run
ning to Vancouver, unless, perhaps, he
changed his attire, and so evaded fulfilling
the ofescriplions given of him.
From the Owjonian: The shipments to
foreign ports thus far in Januarv. aggre
gate larger than for any equal period in
the history of this port. The departure of
the (rii'ijif.. yesterday, swelled the total
value for this month to day. $S4.25t
For the month of December the total for
eign shipments were valued at $39,29!).
Mr. A. L. Stinson, printer for the AgVi
ltnral Societv. is nrepaiawr to issue.
about the 1st of March next, live thousand
ccpies of the premium list for 1871, for
gratuitous distribution throughout the
State and on the Fair Grounds during the
From the Eulleli'i: More than six weeks
ago Mr. Theodore T. Smith left his brother-in-laws',
in this city, in a great hurry to
go to his home in Linn county. The last
trace of him was aL Bridgeport, on the
Tualitan, the same morning he left Port
Pom the Albany Democrat: The taxes
for Linn county are lirJiteV than that rtf
any other county in the State, save Polk
county which is the same 15 mills on the
The snow fell to the depih of hvo or
three inches in this section last Tuesday
night, but in 24 hours thereafter it had en
We are fold that the Scio Xcirs will sus
pend publication after next week.
Wheat is a dollar a bushel in this city
and the heretofore elongated visages of
our agricultural friends have assumed
their natural sIkmio again.
Gov. Grover has appointed as Notaries
Public 1). B. Ray. of Jackson county, 'd'tlt
J. A. Burnett, oi' Chukamas county.
The West-Side says: On Friday night
last, the high water carried away "the dam
of O. II. Adams & Co.'s sawmill oh l'auth
On Sunday last, as three McMinville
boys were amusing themselves on tlie
river in a skiff, difficulty arose between
them. Two threatened to put the third
ashore.be retaliated by presenting a pistel
to their reads, when one of them dumped
the would-be siiootist into the river, re
volver tiiid all.
There sterns fo be no doubt that Dayton
has been viru.-d by the small-pox. We
learn that Mr. Helm, lately from Salem,
who was stopping at a friend's, was taken
with the small-pox lust Friday.
From the Jacksonville 7'inu-s: On the
30th December. Coroner Gaming held an
inquest on tao body of a newly born in
fant foiind in a .shallow pool of water a
short distance from Megeiie's house on
Fvans creek. From the evidence adduced.
it appears that the mother of the child it
a young worn in. who attended the Christ
mas ball at Rock Point, and danced ail
night, and was stopping to rest at Mr.
Megerie's on her way home. The whole
case presents most revolting feature.1:.
On the night of Wednesday last an at
tempt was made to enter Sachs Bros store.
The brick wall wrs broken in three places
;;t the rear of the store, and. an attemps
was also made at an entry item ttc rear
of Bilger's store.
From the Sentinel: Last Thursday Dr.
L. T. Davis cut a tumor weighing about
two ounces, off Jacob Weiner's forehead.
The opperation. though severe, was very
successful, and the patient is now doing
A ledge of excellent coal has been dis
covered, a short time ago. in this county
be'we'i'ii Hvbee's Ferry and the" Meadows
by S. K. Shelley. Win. Solpti and Dr. Chit
wood. From appearances; so we are in
formed by the Doctor, there-is an cxteri
sive deposit of coal in that locality.
Governor Hoi.dkn's Impeachment Con
ceded. A correspondent of the New
York Herald, from Washington, under
date of fie 29;fa tilt., says :
Several members of the North Carolina
Legislature who arrived here to-day state
that Governor Ilolden concedes his im
peachment, and that it .is douliful whether
he wiil attempt at any defence cr that he
will have any eminent counsel to conduct
the c;se for him. It was proposed to se
cure the services of some prominent con
servative lawyer td defend Governor Ilol
den, but the Democratic journals of that
State intimate that no nn inber of the bar
of any respectability would dare to do so.
Doing Wei.e. Maj. Magone shows ifs a
subscription i- paper for the Salem prize
for the fastes-t running horse at the next
Slate Fair, which has on it subscriptions
amounting to .over five hundred dollars,
and his list cf n aires thotvs that the field
has only been slightly canvassed. , Now
this purse has lo reach a thousand dollars
and Salem has its reputation at stake in
raising it. Statesman.
We have no doubt that one reason of
the failure of Woods in his recent mission
to the White House was the vi'lianous
looking appearance of the crowd that
backed him up. No doubt Grant thought
wh-ri they entered they had come to rob
hire. , And who can wonder whop ttov
take into cart ful inventory tlie physiog
nomy of Woods. Jake Hoffman, B. F.
Dowell, rvinkaid and Walton, who com
posed in part the " delegation'"? Herald.
Rite ok Confirmation. This rife was
administered on last S ibbath. by Rf. Rev.
Bishop Morris, at the Episcopal church, to
a class consisting of six ladies, and. two
gentlemen. The services Were more than
usually impressive, and" the Bishop deliv
ered a most interesting sermon. Under
the pastoral care Of Rev. Mr. Bonnell this
church is making a steady growth, and
will soon, 'we hope, need a larger church
e d if ice. Slalesm a x.
Real Estate Cikctt.ar. William David
son, real esta e t'e iler. haslately prepared
a second edition of his circular and map.
for distrifbution at,- the East, containing
some valuable geographical and statisti
cal information concerning Oregon prin
cipal products of the State, yield of vari
ous crops, price? of labor, public schoo's
and churches, climate, distances, etc., etc.
Chicago. Jan. 14. The extensive pack
ing house of Armour & Co., of this city.
Was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss
$200,000. Insurance, $35,000.
A fire last night totally destroyed the
American Cutlery Company's works, in
this city. L,o'ss, about $00,000. Four
hundred persons will be thrown out of
employment by ttese two fires.
Washington-, Jan. 15. Prof; W. Blake,
of California, has been appointed Geolo
gist, and Mitieralos'iit'of the San Domingo
Hon. Andrew White, member of the
San Domingo commission arrived to-day.
lie had a:i interview with the President,
who said to Mr. White that he was earn
estly anxious to have everything probed
to the!)ottoni. lie remarked further that
he wanted ait the evils exposed, if they
couid find any. and special search to be
made for those lots oti Saaiana Bay, said
to be marked, " Grant, babcock. etc.
The Postmaster General has made ar
rangements with the Burlington and
Quhicy Railroad by which a mail will
be received on Sunday between Chicago
and Omaha, each way, connecting with
the trains of the Pacific Railroad, which
run everv day. l or want of this arrange
ment heretofore, uo mail was received in
San Francisco from the East for three
davs, and none for ; the corresponding
week day in the Pacific and intermediate
States and Territories, and no mail was
received at the Fast one day in each week.
This inconvenience is now obviated.
The Credentials of M. P. Price. P. M. B.
Young and Martin Bcthne, Representa
tives "elect from tlie State of Georgia,
were presented, and no objection being
made the gentlemen were sworn in.
McCleery. from the Committee on Elec
tions, made a report on the contested elec
tion case from the Sixth District of North
Carolina, that Sherbe'r, the Sitting mem
ber, is entitled to a seat, and that the con
testant, N. Boyden, receive $1,000 for ex
penses. . . . ... .
J. T. Long, member elect from the
Fourth District of Georgia, appeared and
took the oath of office.
Washington-. Jan. 1(5. In the Senate,
the Vice President 'presented a petition
asking that the Supervising Architect of
the Capitol extensions be directed to as.
sign a place for the statue of Lincoln, ex.
ecuted by- Miss Vi mie Ream. Referred-
Hierman demanded the regular order
which was the bill ceeding certain juris
diction to the State of Ohio.
' The bill was taken up and debated by
Sh-rnian and Thurman.
This bill gives the State of Ohio juris
diction and tiuo over I he property pur
chased by the United States for national
asylums for disabled soldiers,
The Senate to-day continued the follow
ing nominations : Rear Admiral Stephen
C. Rowan. Vice Admiral ; Commodore
Thornton. Rear Admiral ; Capt. James R
Mullaney. Commodore ; A. M. Young, of
Kentucky, Consul to Santiago de Cuba ;
Jas. .11 irdenberg, of California, to be Sur
veyor General of California ; Fllis M.
Fvans. Register of the Land Office at
Boouviik'Mo.: John S. Tollans, Register,
and Chas. M'eOaniels, Surveyor, of the
Land Office at Shasta, California.
Washington-. Jan. 17. The President
will to-day comply with Sumners resolu
tion calling for information respecting
Dominica. In addition to the letter of
the Secretary of State, there are copies
of all the papers and correspondence re
htting to the proposed annexation or pur
chase ot any part thereof. The Secretary
says that all correspondence in tie: arci'.iveS
of the Department tend lo show that
should President Bae fail in his effort to
annex Dominica to the United States, pop
ular disappointment may find vent in an
other revolution He has no koiiwiedge
igation which Dominica
neighboring republic of
such obligations are shown
deuti.il papers transmitted. ,
LUKOPEAS WAR r'.Ki 5,
was uninterrupted the day and night of
the .Sh. Between Saint Sulphice and the
Museum shells fell every two minutes,
striking hospitr.ls, ambulances, schools
and private houses, Women in the streets
and in bed were killed. Infants in moth
er's anus were struck. One projectile in
the Rue Vanguard killed four children
and wounded five. The unrivalled works
of art in Luxemborough Museum were
des! roved. The hospital Yalgrace suf
fered greatly. The wounded were killed
in their bed-. . Paris is transformed into a
battle field. Women are showing them
selves as brave rs itleu. The Paris gov
ernment protests to foreign powers against
the bombardnlent. wantonly, of hospitals,
ambulances and churches ; the killing of
innocent women and trhlidren! The- say
military usage requires a warning to re
.move non-combatants. They protest
loudly, in the face of the civilized world,
at this useless barbarism. The inhabi
tants are undismayed. Gn the night of
the 1 Oili vigorous Sorties were m ide by
tlie Paris garrison sgaiust the Germans,
near Le Boniget and Drancy, and on the
11 corps, near Meielon. and the 2nd Ba
varian corps, near Clamart. The Paris
ians everywhere were repulsed.
New- York., Jan. It). Dispatches from
Versailles say Prince Frederick Charles
announces Chaucey s army broken up,
and. retreating in three directions. 20.
000 prisoners were taken. The battle was
a decisive victory for the Prussians, and a
crushing defeat for the French.
Ykksaii.le, Jan. 13. The Prussians'
fire has slackened. The French reply
continually. The 2d army corps took 1.
000? of Chaucey's forces p. doners fr.m
the (ith to the 12th in.-t. .
La V.u;. Jan. 13. De Chaucey retreats
in excellent order. The Corps Maevre
Leivery crossed the river Sarthe on
Thursday, fighting all the time with three
divisions of Mecklenburgs army.
A dispatch from Bourbaki reports that
the French carried the villages of Onetz
and St. Marie 5 also that his troops are
gaining ground. I ijon. Uray, Litre and
vesul have l e m te-occup'ed.
London. Jan. 11. A treaty between
Prussia; Russia and the French Emperor
?s talked of based upon the following
terms: First, moderation of the commer
cial treaty of I8(0.' Seoor?d, the oriental
to be henceforth regarded as a secondary
matter by France. Third, that portion of
French Flanders to be annexed to France,
in lieu of Alsace and Lorraine; and Lux
emborough to be annexed to Germany.
It is supposed that the latter proposition
wiil satisfy tlie amour .propre of France,
and reconcile the people to restoration.
The restoration of the old Regency and
the old Legislative Assembly is much
talked about. It is said the restoration
contemplates a close alliance with Prussia.
Extraordinary efforts are being made to
place the entire British Navy in a seawor
thy condition.. Work cn all s'lips eoa
in course of construction or repair in the
dock' vavd, has been ordered pressed to
(.completion by the Admirality.
Athens, Jan. ij. ine ureeK govern
ment has given positive assurances to the
English Euvoy that those Marrathan as
sassins yet remaining alive shall receivo
punishment far their crimes.
Monteert, Jan". 12. The Grand Duke of
Mecklenburg telegraphs lo his wife; After
a severe engagement at St. .Cerveile. we
reached the river near Le Mans, with
small loss,' taking 1,000 prisoners.
Beki.in, Jan. 13. Bismarck. is preparing
a circular showing that the abundant and
unprecedeut victualing of Paris, at the
very time of the refusal of Germany's most
liberal proposal for an annist'ee, fully
proves that the Fru'ch leaders never seri-
London. Jan. 1(5, Paris newspapers J,isvi"iiit
sav a rain of projectiles, some weighing 1 "N.gsflll
yu" kilorgams. unparellt-d in the history ot p'fg
the siege, was poured into Paris, from the ' tW
Iiiviilides to Odenn. The bombardment j Uii
ously contemplated entered into negotia
tions leading to peace.
London-, Jan 15. TLe Herald's special
says Prince Joiuville has just returned
from France. He went to Chaucey's army
and requested a com man p. Chaucey wel
comed him. but Gambetta ordered him to
leave Immediately, and the Prince refused
to leave, .expressing his willingness to
serve as a private;. bat Gambetta ordered
Chaucey to send Iiim fo Bordeaux, under
a guard, unless he obeyed the order to
leave the country. Joiuville seeing the
difficult position In which his refusal to
leave placed Chaucey, and to show bis ap
preciation of the friendly treatment he
had received from the General, left and
returned to England,.
Lissot. j French Charge D'Affahes in
London, together with several leading Im
perialists, have joined the Orleanists.
London, Jan. 13. Le Mans is taken and
is now occupied bv the 2d and 10th Prus
sian army corps. There was Pghting yes -j
terday m the Erects. To-day the town is
quiet. Chaucey and Gambetta retiea'ed
toward Angers, pursued by the Grand
Duke of Meek len hnr?. The Prussians
captured 13 guns, 2 'fiags and 1S.000 (? )
London, Jan. 14. The Observer says rio
information vas'ieceived last night relative
to the the departure of Favre from Paris.
The Goverrment of Bordean.t are anxious :
that Favre diould attend the conference,
but not knowing his wishes, do not feel at
liberty to appoint a representative. Con
sidering the importance of a settlement of
theEastern ne.estron, another adjournment
Faidhei be is daily reinforced and ad
vancing. He eneamncd on Sunday at
Albert, supported on the right by Paulso
and Deveay, and on the left by Favre's di
vision. Rubin remains at Bavarre.
To Bui'dc rs and Contrac
PROPOSALS WILL JVE RE
until noon, March Ut. 1871, for
constructing a Canal and Locks around the
Willamette t-'afs. t
.Plans and specifications cf the wo'k may
be seen at the otlice of the Company, at
Front street, Portland, Oregon, where all
i'd'.n rna t ion may be had.
Bidders may propose for part or or the
entire work, and all bids nu.st he accom
panied by mud and sidlicunt bends.
B'a ;ks for bidding can be had at the office
of the Company. Bills may be addre-sed
to M. Uuelat, Secretary W. F. C.&. L. Co.,
Portland, Oregon, endor.-ed, " Proposals fur
constructing Locks. :
The Company reserves the right to reject
any a:,d all bids.
, : President W. Falls C. & Lock Co.
rorth'.nd, January lbth, 1S71. ml
!"f! 7"t cr7Ta a A r
S AUBURN & PASCAL
Beg to inform the public and their fiiends
that they have leased the lower part of the
Which they have opened as a
FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT
The table w'H at all times bo supplied with
the Le.-t the market affords.
Orders for suppers and parties will be
promp.lv attended to.
Oregon City, Jan t;0:tf'
THE FINEST CULINARY IN
VENTION OF TRE AGE.
Em' odying in a plain and cheap utens'l
as simp.e ;is a pet or skillet, a:id weighing
Us-, ihan three Jicuiids
All the j-f r.cipTt:? Involved In tlif
Pirftft Bioilii. of Meats,
With th:-: Greatest Coxvkniexces and Ad
vantages of Practical Use,
AND ! OIXG ITS WoitK WITH
a llvi iniTV Moke titan
Dons ee th at of ant
O THE It BltOILER
It affords to the poor and rich alike the
FIRST ;:nd ONLV relief ever offered from
the tedious, trouLle.-ome, juiee-vaporating,
and dyspepsia producing b: oiler of the past ;
from tlie dtadlv foe lo human health, tlie
FilVlNG-l'AN ;'and from
Meat-Cook ig jAlioiiiinations of nil
It renders broiling, heretofore so vexati
ous, the Quickest and Easiest of ull Modes ol
Cooking, and mea:s bioiled by it
Iflorc Palatable ajtl .X tit r tlons
Than by any other mode of Cooking them,
because it prevents th? loss of Lutrimeut by
v;tporat ion or otherwise. It sets un the top
of ihe stove or range, over one of the open
ings ; reov.ites no preparation of lire; no
C- Ue or charcoal ; no pounding of Steak ;
reu lers tough meat tender by its action;
does away with all smoke and smell '?:'
grease; broils equally well over Coaler
Wood ; answers for all sized stove or rang
openings; and is equally goo 1 for
Eeef stake, Ciiiclioii, Chops, IIani3
Fish am Oysters.
It broils ste;;k, over an avtrjge fire, in
Seven t; Eight Mi mte, anJ over a very hot
fire, Within five Minutes. Other meats in
proportion ; and Retains all the Juices and
Flavor, which no other broiler does.
Sixty-Fio Thousand are now
AH sold under Ftauding and Unconti tnal
Guarantees, and have given an unanimity o.
satislact on unprecedented in the culinary
We guarantee them, whenever sold . to ful
fill the above speeiiicatioi.s, and authorize
all dealers to do so wuh their customers. An
viii versa 1 te-t is invited on these terms ; and
to any nit satisfied after a fair trial, the
money will be refunded, with charges both
Fach Broi'er will have the authorized la
bel attached with the trade maik, "American.
Broiler," stumped thereon.
This Broiler is also an unequalled Oread
Toaster end Corn-Copper, ana a good Coffee
lletail Price rlr Tv-p Dollars.
Fine Mesh Grate for Corn Por.ning and
Roasting Coffee, if desired, So cents extra.
LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO THE TRADE.
For sale in San Francisco by the houe
below named, in halt doz-n and dozen pack
ages, at the minimum rates, who will be re
sponsible to the full extent of the above
guarantees for all Rroileis sold bv ihetn
RUSSELL & EWIF.
2il Sar some St., San Francisco,
Manufacturers & Dealers
la llai'dtnare of every Description.
And at Retail by all St ve, T n and II juse
Furnishing d.-al.rs everywhs.e.
Jan. 'At ml
ti t s t -n t-s
re If . 6 M E E .
OREGON CITY, OREGON",
RETAIL DEALERS IN
BOOTS & SHOES,
I also keep constantly on band
SALEM CASSIMERES, FLANNELS,
. : . a
TWEEDS AND BLANKETS,
- :-' -'!' -' -i-
Which I wi'I sell at the Factory Prices, and
will taS.e Wool in exchange.
will also pay the highest " price
Cutter. Eggs, and all kinds of good country
produce. F will sell as low as any houe
in Oregon, for Cash o" its equivalent ita good
uienlumtable produce. ' ; A -
ST Give me a call and satufy Tourselrei,
r . , "6
1 important Met ice.
The year 1S70 has clossed, and so have tnt
books for that: period. I would most respef
fy. v renuest ail persons indebted to rne to
call and settle their accounts, either by c.h
or note. M y accounts for liiTO niu2t 5e jet
tied without Ut lay. ' t ""
Jan. 33,1571 tf
Guardian-s Sale of
"NOTICE IS HUREHY GIVEN" T1TAT . IX Q
pursuance oi' the order of the Probate Orar$
of the eoimty of ( 'iackannis, Htte of Oregon,
made on tlie 7th duV of No vender, 1870, in th
matter of tlie- estate of the minor heirs of Mieheai
Summers, deceased, tlie imriersifmed Guardian of
the licrsons and estate of wiid minor heirs, will 0
sell at public auction, to the highest bidder tor U,
S. .'-old or silver coin, and subject to conrimiatioa
by said Probate Court, on Saturday, tbe 4tl-dijr
oi February, 1S71, at 2 o'clock p.. mof Bai4-la.T,
at the Court Jlous.e door, m t luckaniUB r.fjnty
and State at'on-said, .lV tbo lhdit, title, interet
and est at e of said intestate at the time of hi
death, and all the rkrht, title and interest that
the said estate lias or the heirs of said estate hare
by virtue of their relationship to saidQntestate
by operation ot law or ollieiwise acquired m uJ
to ail that lot, piece r parcel .of l'rlud', ittikt'tW,
lyiiiK ami bcinr in the town of Oregon City.Clack
amuiS county, Oieyon, particularly described aa
follows, to-wit : .As Lots Nos. 3 and 4, in block
tilty-i'our, on 1V'- tT.vn i'lat of Oregron City, Ore
gon, and on rile in the Clerk's office of the county
and State afoiesaid. - '
Condition- of Sale. Money to he paid down;
deed ut tlie ex2-ense of purchaser.
Guaniiaii.of the Minor Heirs of
M'f-hal Summers, deceaned.
CHAS. E. YfAKIlEN, Att'y lor Guardian.
Jan. 13, 1871:w4
77 OTK T. IS Tl F.EBY GIVES" THAT THE
-i- undersigned have been appointed Adminis
tratrix and Administrator, respectively, .of the
Estate of Harrison Wrifrht, deceased. All per
sons havinir claims ag-ains' paid Estate are here
by notified to present them to the nderipne,
piop'-rlV Vrritied, within six months from thi
date, or be forever barred.
ELIZABETH A. "WRIGHT,
.JOSEPH A. "WEIGHT.
Jan. 12Mi, lR71:w4
YOH QUACKS. A victim f cailv in-
creti'-n. oausinir nervous debilitr.
premature dceav. Ac , h.tving tried in Tain
every tulvetused remedy, has a simple mean
.of self cure, w hich he wdl send liee to hm
fellow-sufferers. Address J. 11. TUTTLE,
78 Nassau st., New York.
NOTARY PUBLIC, ENTERPRISE OFFICE.
Oregon Ci tv. Jan. 13:11
IC47. 1 87 .
New Goods ! New Goods !
BEGS LEAVE TO INFORM T E PUBLIC
' that he has refitted the old stand, cornrr
Ma: 11 nud Seventh .Sts., Oregon City, and has
ice ived an entire new stock of goods, con
DRY GOO)S, GROCERIES,
CROCKER i; GLASS WARE,
and a general assortment of everything lo
our line. Thankful for past favors, westii
solicit a share of the ublie patronage.
tee laken in exchange for
SEND 10 RESELL & FERRY,
REAL ESTATE GAZETTE
P11EK OF CHARGE.
.Sept. 0 tf
Pain is supposed t be the lot of us poor
mortals, as inevitable us death itself andQ
liable at any time to- cmre upon us. There
fore it is inipoitant that remedial agents
should be ar hp.nJ to be used on an emer
gency, vrhen the seminal principle lodged in
the system .shall develope itself, and we feel
the excruciating agonies of painor the de-v
pressing- influence of disense. vth a reme
dial agent exists in the Pain Killer, whose
fame lias made the circuit of the glob'
Amid the eternal ices' of the polar regions on
beneath the intolerable and burning snn of
the tropics, its virtues arc knowa ana appre
cia ed. Under alt latitudes, front the one
extreme to the other, sufleting hurfian iffy has
found relief fi-om.ma.ny ofifsJUs bv its use,;
Tiie wide and bfoad area . over . whicj this
medicine has spread, attests its' valne'aiid
potency. Fmni a small beginning, the !aiiv
Killer has pushed gradually along, making
its own highway, solely bj jt.s vi,tus. ,-
Such unexampled success and popularitr
has brought others into the field, who have
attemi ted, under similarly Qf nane.to usurp
tiie confidence of the pCPrdo and turn it to
their otvu ;-el(i.-hness" and dishonesty, but
Uiei.r efforts have p oved fruitless, while tbe.
lam iMueris still grovring in public favor.
"G'tlCE IS HEREBY GIVEN" THAT THE
x undersigned has l ef-n appointed Adminis-.
trator of the estate of Frances Jones, deceased,
late of CKcl;arTas county, Oregon. AIL, persons
having elaiias iigainst said estate Till peseii,t
them within fcix months, at the resiel4rnce of the
undcraigned in said county. .
JOHN J. G.ED
Jan. 2, 1971:7i-f - AdminltTtorV q