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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, Mit 26, 1871..
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Attorney at Law,
Oregon City, Oregon.
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Practices in State and U. P. Ccurts.
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ROTARY PUBLTC, ENTERPRISE OFFICE
Oregon City , J aor lJ:tt
To Railroad Men.
A gentleman who understands whereof
be speaks, has furnished us the following
While all parts oF onr State are putting
forth their claims for a railroad from the
East, and are setting up their respective
advantages for coining into the valley
our attention has ben called to the fact
that Clackamas county is also a car.di
date for the entrance ot the Union Branch
of the Pacific Railroad. At the point
where this proposed survey strikes Old
Fort Boise, it makes a direct divertion
north of about 150 miles, and then strikes
the Columbia river, and comes down the
river, on an almost impassible road., The
road can Ije brought from Fort 'Boise
dow n what is known as the "'JEmigrant
Road'' at a distance of at least 150 miles
J . . . i
aim we are imormeu tnat mere is no
more natural pass through the Cascades
than this route presents. We can see no
good reason why this road should divert
so much out of the way in order to come
into the Willamette valley, when there is
a natural pass through Baker and Wasco
counties, on an almost straight line to the
Willamette valley. We call the attention
of railroad men to this matter, and if they
will give it a consideration, they cannot
fail to see the natural advantages pre
sented by this route. It is useless, as
well as expensive, for this road to run
trom Old Fort Boise to intersect the Col
umbia liver, and while there is a natural
pass, through a good country, and only a
short distance over the Cascades, where
the snow is never over four or five feet
in depth, it looks to us like folly to run it
in that direction. While Multnomah
county, and Portland in particular, have
taken much interest in railroad matters,
we would call the attention of the papers
of that place to the fact tbat this route is
the one by which they would be most
benefitted, and we hope they will direct
public attention to the s.-me. There can
be no question but what the opening in
the Cascades known as the Foster route is
the lowest grade of any and that an easy
grade can be had. The road on this' line
would pass to the south of Mount Hood,
and be on a direct line from Old Foil
Boise, instead of making a turn at that
place of about 150 miles north, it would
run almost on a direct line west. Since
our attention has been callt-d to this
matter, we are at a loss to know why this
route has not had a consideration long
since from those who are conversant with
such matters. We thall speak of this
Bi.oop TiiUiSTV. Many of the Oregon
papers have expressed themselves highly
gratified at the result of the Fair-Critten
den trial, and appear to be pleased at the
prospects of Mrs. Fair having to suffer the
death penalty lor her crime. It is a sad
affair, and while she deserves severe pun
ishment for her crime, no man with a spark
of humanity can look upon the idea of
hanging a woman otherwise than disgust
and horror, and we hope that the annals
of the Pacific coast will nover be disgraced
by such a crime. We find the following
sensible remaiks on this subject in the
San Francisco Examiner, which we think
should be the feejjngs of every man who
has the slghtest regard tor the sex:
Let us not. therefore, be to.) harsh in
our judgements. While the cold, inexor
able demands of the law may require her
blood as an aUjnemi'nt for that of him she
has slain, let us not gloat, owr her faie.
Let us not forget that she is a woman, and
as such entitled to our sympathies. No
man who reverences the memory of a moth
er can contemplate wiih other fVelings
than of horror the hanging of a woman.
We think the better elements of theen'ire
community will share this feJjng. We
think its sense of justice will be appeased
by a lesser punishment than the extreme
penally. Is'o doubt af the proper time
steps will be taken to give direction and
embodiment to thia sentrnenf. and it is
greatly to be hoped that, the press will not
forestall its deliberate utterance by cruel
and vindictive denunciations of a now
prostrate and helpless voman. We are
certain that she who has been most strick
en by the fatal bullet which killed her
loved one, would not have this woman
hung, and if site can ask a modification of
the extreme vengeance ot the. law, others
should not demur.
The Sulian of Turkey has sent to
President Grant a magnificent carper,,
which is said to have been a year in milk
ing and to be worth nine or ten thousand
dollars, though it looks common enough
o have come from any second band car
pet store. It has been placed in the
E st Room of the Whi;e House, where
til's costly but homely testimonial of the
gord-will of the Sublime Porte is likely
to be trydden nine- foot by the Demo
cratic rabble at tl e first Presidential re
ceptjon. X. Y. Herald.
4 A youtio; lad y, beinjr asked bv an
enthusiastic politician which party
sue a most, m tavor of, renhed
. 1. - A. ..1. i -, ' .
mat, biie preierred a weddini;
party. This young lady's head
was eminently 'level and we com
mend her sensible and practical
answer to our stronefminded sis
ters of the Woman's Hiht'
Stole Enough. The Traveller
says "the last Congress inst. de
parted M as a poor concern." Ami
yet it stole money enough to make
every Radical member of it a
"Why are types like criminals?
Because it is not proper to lock
them up before taking proof.
ill Do It. It is estimated
that rum, disease, and twenty
years, will clear California of the
Indians within her borders.
The Ku-Klux Bill.
TEXT OF THE ACT PASSED BY THE
SENATE AND HOUSE.
The text of the Ku-Klux bill, as
finally agreed upon by both houses,
and signed by the I'residentf is as
Ax Act to enforce the provisions of
the rourteenth Amendment to
the Constitution of the United
States, and for other purposes.
JOe it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States in Congress as
Section- 1. That any person
who, under the color of any law,
statute, ordinance, regulation, cus
tom, or usage oi any State, shall
subject, or cause to be subjected,
any person within the jurisdiction
of the United States to the depriva
tion of any rights, piivileges, or im
munities secured by the Constitu
tion of the United Slates shall, any
such law, statute, orditiace, regula
tion, custom, or usage of the State
to the contrary notwithstanding,
be liable to the party injured in
any action at law, suit in equity,
or other proper proceeding tor re
dress, such proceeding to be pro
secuted m the several District or
Circuit Courts of the United States,
with and subject to the same rights
of appeal, review upon error and
other remedies provided in like
cases in such courts, under the pro-
visons of the act ot April 9, 1SCG,
entitled "An act to protect all per
sons in the United States in their
civil rights, and to furnish the
means of vindication," and the
other remedial laws of the United
States which are in their nature
applicable to such cases.
feEC. 2. lhat it two or more
persons within any State or Terri
tory of the United States shall con
spire together to overthrow, or to
ut down, or to destroy by torce, j
the Government of the United
States, or to levy war against the
united States, or to oppose by
orce the authority ot the Govern
ment of the United States, or by
orce, intimidation or threat to pre
vent, hinder or delay the execution
ot any law of the United States, or
bv force to seize, take orpossegs
jiny property of the United States
contrary to the authority thereof,
or by force, intimidation or t hi eat
to prevent ;inv person trom accept
ing or holding any office of trust
or place of confidence under the
United States, or from discharging
the duties thereof, or by force, in
timidation or threat to induce any
officer of the United States to leave
my State, district or place where
ns duties as such officer might law
iilly be performed, or to injure him
in his person or property on ac
count of his lawful disharsre of the
duties of bis office, or to injure his
property so as to molest, hinder,
mterlere with, or impede him m
the discharge of his official duty,
or by force, intimidation, or threat
to deter any party or witness in
any court of the united States
from attending such court, or from
testifying in any matter pending in
such court, fully, ami truthfully, or
to injure any such party or witness
in his person or property on ac
count of his having so attended or
by force, intimidation, or threat so
influence the verdict, presentment,
or indictment of any juror or grand
juror in any court oi tne united
States, or to injure such juror in
his person or property on account
of any verdict, presentment, or in
dictment lawfully assented to by
him, or on account of his being or
having been such juror, or shall
conspire together, or go disguised
upon the public highway or to the
premises of another for the purpose,
either directly or indirect!', of de
priving any ierson or class ot per
sons of the equal protection of the
laws, or of equal privileges or im
munities under the laws, or for the
purpose of preventing or hindering
the constituted authorities of any
State from giving or securing to all
persons within such State the equal
protection of the laws, or shall con
spire together for the purpose of
iu anv manner impending, hinder-
ino- obstructing, or ueieaung me
due course of justice in any State
or Territory, with intent to deny
to any citizen of tlie United States
the due and equal protection oi uk:
laws; or to injure any person, in
his person or his property, for law
fully enforcing the right of any per
son or class of persons to the equal
protection of the laws, or by force,
intimidation, or threat to p?vent
any citizen of the United States
lawfully entitled to vote from giv
ing his support or advocacy in a
lawful manner towards or in favor
of the election of any lawfully
qualified person as an elector ot
President or Vice-President of the
United States, or to injure any
such citizen in his person or proper
ty on account of such support or
advocacy, each and every person
so offending shall be deemed guilty
of a high crime, and, upon convic
tion thereof in any District or Cir
; cult Court of the United States, or
District or Supreme Court of any the United States upon any inquiry,
territory in the United States hav- hearing, Ibr trial or any. suit, pro
log jurisdiction of similar offences, ceeding, or prosecution based upon,
shall be punished by a fine not less Or arising underthe provisions of
than five hundred nor more than this act who shall in the judg
five thousand dollars, or by impris- ment of the court, be complicity
onment, with or without hard labor, with any such combination orcon
as the Court may determine, for a spiracy; and every such shall, be
period of not less than six months fore entering upon any such in
nor more than six years, as the j quiry, hearing, or trial, take and
Court may determine, or by both subscribe an" oath in open court
such fine and imprisonment as the that he has never, directly or in
Court may determine. And if any direct y, counseled, advised, or vol
oue or more persons engaged in : untarily aided any such conjbina
any such conspiracy halh do, or ; tion or conspiracy; and each and
cause to be done, any act in furth- Levery person who "shall take this
erance of the object of such con- j oath an&shall therein swear falsely,
Spiracy, whereby any person shall shall lie guilty of perjury, and shall
be injured in his person or property, be subject to the pains and penal-
or deprived of having and oxer-
cising anv right or privilage ot a
citizen of the United States, the
person so injured or deprived of
such rights and privileges may
have and maintain an action for
the recovery of damages occasioned
by such injurv or deprivation of
rights and privileges against any
one or more persons engaged in
such conspiracy, such action to be
prosecuted in proper District or
Circuit Court of the United States.
with and subject to the same rights
of appeal, review upon error, and
other remedies provided in like
cases in such Courts under the pro
visions ot the act ot April 9, 1800,
entitled "An act to protect all per
sons ih the United States in their
civil rights and to furnish tlie
means of their vindication."
Sec. 3. That in all cases where
insurrection, domestic violence, tin
lawful cdiibinations, or conspira
cies, in any State shall so obstruct
orjiinder the execution of tlie lawsi
thereot and ot trie united states as
to deprive any portion or class of
the people ot such State ot any ot
the rights, privileges, or immuni
ties, or protection, named in the
Constitution, and secured by this
act, and the constituted authorities
of such State shall either be unable
to protect, or shall from any cause,
fail in or refuse protection of the
people in such rights, such facts
shall be, deemed a denial by such
State of the equal protection of the
laws to which thev are entitled un
der the Constitution of the Urnted T
States ; and in all such cases or
whenever any such insurrection,
violence, unlawful combination, or
conspiracy shall oppose or obstruct
the laws of tie. United States or
the due execution thereof, or im
pede or obstruct the due course of
justice under the same, it shall be
-lawful for the President, and it
shall be his duty to take such
measures, by the employment of
the inilitia or the, land and naval'
forces of the United States, or of
either, or by other means as he
may deem necessary for the sup
pression of such insurrection," do
mestic violence, or combinations;
and any person who. shall be ar
rested under the provisions of this
and the preceding section shall be
delivered to the marshal of the
proper district to Jbe dealt with ac
cording to law.
Sec. 4. That whenever in any
State, or port "of a State, the unlaw
ful combinations named in the pro
ceeding section of this act shall be
organized and armed, and so nu
merous and powerful as to be able,
by violence, to either overthrow or
set at defiance .the constituted au
thorities of such State, and of the
United States within such State, or
when tlie constituted authorities
are in complicity with, or shall
connive at, the unlawful purposes
of such powerful and armed com
binations; and whenever, by reason
-of either or all of the causes afore
said, the conviction of such offend
ers and the preservation of the
public safety shall become in such
district impracticable, ip every such
case such combinations shall be
deemed a rebellion against the
government of United State?, and
during the continuance of such re
bellion, and within the limits of
the district which shall be so under
the sway thereof, such limits to be
perscribed by proclamation, it
shall he lawful for he President
of the United States", when in his
judgement the public safety shall
require it, to suspend the privilege
of the writ of habeas corpus, to the
end that such rebellion may be
overthrown : Provided, That all
the provisions of the second section
of an act entitled "An act relating
to habeas corpus and regulating
judicial proceedings in certain
approved Aiarcn st
1 1 A
which relate to the discharge of
prisoners other than prisoners of
war, and to the penalty for refusing
to obey the order of the court, shall
be in full force so far as the same
is applicable to the provisions of
. -i i i'.t .1.-.
this section; provmeu, lunuer, inat
ihe President shall first have made
proclamation, as now provided by
law, commanding such insurgents
to disperse And, provided, also that
the provisions of this section shall
not be in force after the end of the
next session of Congress,
Sec. 5. .That no person shall be a
grand or petit juror in any court of
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
I ties declared against that crime,
and the first section of the act en
titled "An act defining addtional
cause of challenge, and prescribing
an additional oath for grand and
petit jurors in the United States
courts," approved June 17, 1802,
be and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 0. That any person or
persons having knowledge that
any of the wrongs conspired to be
done and mentioned in the. second
section of this act are about to be
committed, and having power to
prevent, or aid in preventing- the
same, shall neglect or refuse so to
do, and such wrongful act shall be
committed, such person or persons
shall be liable to tjae person injured,
or his legal representatives, for all
damages caused by any such wrong
ful act which sue It first-hamed per
son or persons b reasonable dilli
gence could have prevented, and
such damages may be recovered in
an action on the case in the-proper
Ce'1 Court of the United States,
and any number .oT persons guilty
of such wrongful neglect or refusal
may be joined as defendants sin
such action; provided, that such
action shall be commenced within
one T ear after steh Cause of action
shall have accrued; and if the death
of any person 'shall be caused by
any such wrongful act and neglect,
the legal representatives of such
deceased person shall have such
action therefor and may recover
not exceeding $5,000 damages
therein for the benefit of the
xvidow of-sucbleeeased person,"-if
any there be, or if there be no
widow, for the benefit of the next
of kin deceased person.
Sec. 7. That nothing herein
contained shall be construed to su
persede ot repeal any former act or
law, except, so far as the same may
be repugnant thereto ; and any of
fenses heretofore committed
against the tenor of any former act
shall be prosecuted, and any pro
ceeding already commenced for the
prosecution thereof shall be con
tinued and completed the same as
if this act had not been passed, ex
cept so far as the provisions of this
act may go to sustain and validate
The Blue Laws.
Many of our readers, savs the
Poston Courrier, who have often
heard of the Connecticut "Blue
Laws," have probably never had.
an opportunity of perusing that
famous code. The territory now
comprised in the State of Connec
ticut was formerly two colonies
Connecticut and Xew Haven.
The colony of Connecticut was
planted by emigrants from Massa
chusetts, at Windsor, 1033, and at
Hartford and Werthersfield in
1G35 and 1030. The other colony
styled by its founders the Domin
ion of New Haven, was settled by
emigrants from England in 1038.
The two colonies were united in
The Statutes copied below, from
an ancient volume relating to the
history of the American colonies,
were enacted by the people of the
Dominion of New Haven."
The Governor and magistrates,
convened in general assembly, are
the supreme power under God, ot
this independent dominion.
from the determination of the
assembly no appeal shall be made.
The Governor shall have a
single vote in determining any
question, except a casting vote,
when the assembly shall be equally
The assembly of the people shall
not be dismissed by the Governor
but shall dismiss itself.
Conspiracy against this domin
ion shall be punished nyith death'.
Whosoever says there is a power
and jurisdiction above and over
this dominion shall suffer death
and loss of his property.
Whoever attempts to change or
o-erturn this dominion shall suf
Tlie judges shall determine con
troversies withotr a jury.
No one shall be a freemen, or
give a vote unless he be converted,
and in full communion of one ot
the churches allowed in this do
Each freeman -fJiall swear by the
blessed God to bear true allegiance
to this dominion, and that Jesus is
tlie only king. t
No Quaker, or dissenter from the
established worshjp of this domin
ion shall be allowed to give a vote
for the election ot
No food or lodging shall be
offered to a Quaker, xidamautine,
or other heretic.
If any person turns Quaker, he
shall be banished and not suffered
to return but on pain of death.
No priest shall abide in this do
minion ; he shall be banished ;
and suffer death onhis return.
Priests may be seized by any one
without a warrant.
No one to cross a river, but with
an authorized tirryraan.
No one shall run on a Sabbath
day or waik in his garden or
elsewhere, except reverently to Ind
No one, shall travel, cook
victuals, make beds, sweep housi,
cut hair, or shave on Sabbath days.
No woman shall kiss hef
children on the Sabbath or fast
The Sabbath shall begin at sun
set on Saturday.
To pick an ear of corn growing
in a neighbor's garden shall be
A person accused of trespass in
the night, shall be judged guilty,
unless he clear himself by his oath.
When it appears that an accused
has confederates, and he refuses to
disclose them, he may be racked
None shall buy or sell lands
without permission of the select
A drunkard shall have a master
appointed by the selectmen, who
are to debar him from the liberty
of buying and selling.
Whoeveivpnblishes a lie, to the
predjudice of Lis neighbor, shall
be set in the stocks, or be whipped
No minister shall keep a school.
Every rateable person who re
fuses topay his portion f 6 the sup
port of the minister of the town
or parish shall be fined, by the
court 21. and 4l. every quarter,
until h$ or she pay their rate to "the
Man-stealers shall suffer death..
Whosoever wears clothes
trimmed with gold, silver, or bone
lace above 2s per yard shall be
presented to the-grand jurors, and
the selectmen shall tax the offender
A debtor in pvison, swearing he
has "ho estate, shall be let out and
sold to make satisfaction. f
Whosoever sets a fire in the
woods, and it burns down a house,
shall suffer death, and persons sus
pected of this crime shall be im
prisoned without benefit of bail.
Whosoever brings cards or dice
into this dominion, shall pay a fine
of five pounds.
No one shall read common
prayer books, keep Christmas or
set days, minced pies, dance, play
cards, or play any instrument of
music except the drum, trumpet
rsp gospel minister . snaw jom
people in marnag
The mag is-
t rates only snail join them irr
marriages, as they do it with less
scandal to Christ's church.
When -parents refuse their child
ren convenient 'marriages, the
magistrate shall determine tEg
The selectmen, on finding child-
ren ignorant, may take them
away from their parents, and put
them into better hands at the ex-
pense of their parents.
Fornication shall be punished
by compelling marriage, or as a
court shall think proper, "
Adaltery shall be punished with
A man that strikes his wife shall
pay a fine of ten pounds.
A woman that strikes her hus
band shall 1x3 punished as the
A wife shall be deemed good
evidence against her husband.
No man shall court a maid in
person, or by letter, without first
obtaining consent. of her parents;
51. penalty for the first offence ;
101. for the second and for the
third, imprisonment during the
pleasure of the court.
Married persons must live to
gether or be imprisoned. """
Every male shall have his hair
cut round according to cap.
NY)te. The above laws were
originally printed -on blue paper,
on which account they were called
the " Blue Laws."
A Printer's Toast. The fol
lowing toast was given at a prin
ters' picnic in Georgia : " Women
rule of our infancy; guide of
our childhood ; measure of our
youth ; fat take of our manhood ;
star of our hope; pearl of our
middle age; she corrects our last
stick, smooths the last sheet, and
gives the last embrace, ere we
frisket to the skies." May heaven
reward her; she is always in favor
of a well-conducted pmss.
Not One. All the biographers
of the great and the good show
that nc7t one of them had a fashion
able mother. ,
Necessity the Mother of Invention.
"I believe awoman would do a
great deal for a dance," said an
uiu u. xj- ui?y are immensely
fond of sport. I remember once
in my lifg J used to rlirt with 'cfce
who wa. a great favorite in a
provincial town where I lived, and
confided to me that she had no
stockings to appear in, and with-,
ouythem her presence at the ball
was out of the question.
'"That was a hint for you to buy
the stockingssaid a friend,
"No ; you're out," said the doc
tor. "She knew that T was as
poor as herself ; but though she
could not rely on my purse, .she
had every confidence in my taste
and judgment, and consulted me
on a plan she formed for going to
the ball in proper twig.
what do you think it was ?""
To go m
cotton, i suppose.
returned his friend.
"Out again, sir you'd never
guess it ; and only a woman couhi .
have hit upon" the expedient. "It
was the fashion iri. ffiose days tor ,
ladies in full dress to wear pink
stockings, and "she proposed paint
ing her legs!"'
"Painting her legs?" exclaimetL
his friend. , -
"Fact, sir," said the doctor, "and
she relied upon me for telling if
the cheat was successful."
"And was it ?" asked his friend.
"Don't be in a hurry,-friend,- I a
complied on one condition, name
ly that I should be painter.'
"Oh, you oldrascal,". said! his
"X)on't interrupt me, gentlemen;"
said tlie doctor. "I got some rYe
pilik, accordingly, and I defy all
the hosiers in Nottingham to mate
atighter fit than I did on. little
Jennie ; and a prettier pair of legs
I never saw."
"And she went to the ball ?"
Said his friend.
"And the trick succeeded ?5
"So complete.'," said the doc
tor, "that several ladies asked her
to recommend the dyer to them.
So, you see. what .f women wiIIq
do to go to a dance. Poor 'little
-Jenpie! shewas a very minx- bv -
the by, she boxed my ears that
night for a joke I made about the
Stoekinors. .Tennin snifl T fnr fioi-
your stockings should fall down
when you are dancing, hadn't you.
better let me paint a pair of gar
ters on them ?"
Farmers Should Head-
An intelligent writer very aptlv
remarks that there is no depart
ment of business in which there is
too great an amount'bf intelligence.
Knowledge is power, and in pro
portion as one i informed in refer
ence to his business, and properly5
Applies that information, so will be
his sucsess. We regret to
that farmers, as a class, are
averse to reading, than any other.
occupying the responsible nosition
they do. How often we hear the
expression among them : " I
would like to take your paper, but
cannot afford it." , The fact is,
they can't afford to do without? it,
1. .1 .111 T -1
inoiign mey snouiu aiscara every
suggestion made in it. The fact
of reading elicits thought, it elic
its thought to combat the ideas
that areread, and this of itself is
an effort of the mind that trains
and improves it. To read an arti
cle and blindly fol!ov,'it. is not
reaping the full benefit of reading,
btit to analyze and reflect over,.
it produces a healthy and strength
ening operation of the mind, a
v, j. 7
comparison of views not only
elicits thought, but truth. Rx he,
who stubbornly refuses texamine
the views of others, but follow
slavishly those inherited orjtaught
him in boyhood, is certainly far
behind the spirit and enterprises
anfl improvement of the age. It
is only by reading that we keep
up with the progress of the day.
Tn this,, more than any previous
generation, do we mark the rapid
strides of inventions and discovery.
Particularly is,, this true in refer
ence to agriculture, in all its
varied departments. Tlie inven
tjrve genious of the world seemi
now to have selected this as its
fa vorite field. The " result is, the
rapid improvement in every kind
of farming implement, as well as
stock. Farming was once con
slered, and practically was, a
maffer of muscle. Main strength
and awkwardness accomplished
most that was done in the way of
agriculture. Now, how ever, it has
become, through the improved
agencies of the day, a matter of
kill. Mind, to a great extentfhas
taken the place of muscle,
skillful, thoughtful, intelli-
farmer, who makes his pur-
bUit a success aifd a pleasure.
Female Strategy. A Spring
field; 111., girl sold her lover to
another girl for a black-silk dress,
and so managed matters that the
coupl" were married within . a
month alter the bargain was made;