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OFFICIAL FATER FOR CLACKAMAS COCXTT.
Oregon City, Oregon ,
Friday : : August 18, 1871.
The Oregonian of last Saturday calls on
us to substantiate by proofa the vague
charged and insinuations which it alleges
have been uttered by the press of Oregon
against the late -Radical Gubernatorial
Administration of this State. In answer
to the "request" of the Oregonian, we will
ay that indubitable proofs of all charges
made exist, and will be made public al
the proper time. We, too. are done with
-Tague declamation" on this topic, and
when wegain alludo to the matter will
furnish proofs sufiicient to convince even
the Oregonian man himself, and then we
will see if h will '-stand as ready aa the
KxtkrpriskMIo denounce peculation and
lrand perpetrated'7 by Woods, May & Co.
That German Ratification. In speak
ing of the great German ratification meet
ing recently held in San Fiancisco, of
which the Oregonian prated so loudly, a San
Francisco paper pays it "was a meeting
of Germans employed in Federal cfCces,
nuu men who nave a icans neon Ilennbli- I
cans. Of tho Vice Presidents a majority
were not citizens of the United Stated, and
tubers were not present, ana a few were (
German Democrats whose names were
used without authority.'' The repudiated
ex -Senator of Oregon amused them for
a while with a defense of Grant, and stale
jokes on ths5 heath en Chinee.' Tuis is
what the Radical papers call a --great rat-
Cification meeting.'' California will stand
redeemed, on the Cth of next September,
reconstructed Germans. Ex-Senator Wil
liams, and the Oregonian to the contrary
'-The Prize Essay. It will doubtle.-a be
remembered by our readers that some
time last spring the State Hoard of Real
Estate Agents offered a prize of $300 for
the best essay on the resources of the
State. There were many contestants in
cthe field, yet but J;vc of the articles pre
sented were retained by the Examining
Committee. Among these there were two
whose merits were so evenly balanced the
committee could not decide which was de
serving of the prize, so they recommend
ed divison, which proposition was ac
eeptod by the authors of these two essays.
The'euccessful competitors were Mrs, A.
J. DuDjway dud J. Quinn Thornton;
Tom of Inspection. From the HeralJ
we learn that since the bonds of the North
l'acifi'S Ra'toad have been placed in the
European market, the attention of Eng
lish and German capitalists has been di
rected to the road, and they have sent a
party to this country, accompanied by a
competent engineer, to inspect the coun
try through which the road will pass, esti
mate the probable cost of construction,
etc., and to report thereon. The party is
now in Montana, and may be expected to
arrive here shortly.
Fjue ix Idauo City. On Sunday, the
6th inst. a fire broke out in Idaho City, in
the rear of Dr. Zipps drug stoie, and de
btroyed one-third of the town. There
seems to be a fatality connected with this
little mining town. In lSOo a most terrific
conflagration swept almost entirely over
it. It was rebuilt, and. in 18fJ7. it was
again visted by the fiery element, and
two-thirds of the houses burned. And
now we chronicle its destruction for the
Laforkks. Scarcely a day 'asses but
we meet men in search of employment,
who complain of the country, and gay
they can find nothing to do whereby to
earn a -quare meal''; yet at the same
time farmers areiu sore need of hands, and
Mr.Ionfgomery is almost constantly ad
vertising for railroad workers. Why
men should go hungry in this part of the
couutry at this time is a mystery to us.
0 Theatrical. Tho widow of the late L.
F. Beatty, a well known actor, who re
cently died in Olympia, W. T., has been
tendered a benefit by her Portland friends,
which is announced to come off to-morrow
night, in that city.
The Nathan Troupe is going to Salem
says a whirlwind at that
place on Wednesday took a lady's skirt
Iron a clothesline, aud when last seen it
was ascending auioog the clouds. Why it
fchouM go so high is the mystery, but
tberwas always a mvstery connected
-wuu ladiesf bkirts.
Shooting Affray. The Boise Statesman
gives an account of tht? shooting of John
Kingsbury by Jacob Drake, at Richard's
Ranch, on the 1st instant. It was the re
sult of a quarrel in regard to money mat-
wmgsoury is supposed to befatailv
frRF.AT FihE at the Dali.es. We learn
from a dispatch from the Dalles that a de
B'.ructive tire has been raging there since
2 p. m. yesterday. All the upper portion
t'f the town i3 destroyed. The entire loss,
outside of insurance, is not less than $100,
000. Peace Rivek Mixes. We see it stated
in several papers that the Peace River
Mines are a humbug, those who have
been lured there to delve for filthy lucre
being almost in a starving condition, -lie
tliat uiakcth haste to get riches,' etc.
Apologetic. We crave the indulgence
of our readers this week for any lack of
rial matter, as the Editor-in-Chief of
hid paper took a new departure " las:
Monday, for Eugene City, and we haven't
"g6t the hang of thing9 yet."
Kkxtvcky Ejection. By reference to
our telegraphic clippings it will be seen
the Democrats carried Kentucky by a ma
jority or 40,000. This is only one in that
long array of States that will roll up ma
jorities for the right m 1ST 2.
The Railroad. The O. & cj. Ii. R js
being vigorously pushed forward. A force
of graders has beeu advanced almost to
Eugene, and cam will probably be run
ning acros the Ilarrisburg bridge bv the
1st of October.
The steamer.- Constantine and John L.
Stephens K-ft an Fr.iech'co resfrdar for
An Important Decision-
Hon. L. L. Mc Arthur. Judge of the East
ern District of Oregon has rendered a de
cision in regard to appeals from the find
ings of a Register of State Lands, that is
of interest just now, w hen so many par
ties are purchasing School lands. The
case in point was appealed from the deci
sion of the Register for the La Grande
District to tho Circuit Court of Union
county. After summing up the facts of
the cose, the honorable Judge proceeds to
show very conclusively that an appeal to
the Circuit Court will avail nothing more
in fact, than the decision by the Register,
as the latter is only an agent of the Board
of School Land Commissioners, and their
decision, under the law, is final, and could
not be reversed by the Court itself. This
decision (our space will not permit its
publication entire) is clear and logical, and
seems fully justified by the laws in regard
to State lands. The learned Judge cites
a case to show the fallacy of a Circuit
Court reversing a decision or an appeal
from a Register of State lands, and, '-for
convenience of argument, assumes that
section thirteen, of the act approved Oc
tob r 2(!ih. 1SCS. is in all respects perfect
and properly provides that appeals shall
he from the Register to the Circuit Courts,
what weight can poossibly attach to the
decisions o!' thore tribunals? Can they
bind the Board of Commissioners ? lie
thinks not. For example, suppose A and
B are contesting before the Register' the
right to purchase a certain parcel of the
! State land, and that the decision of the
Register is adverse to B; that B appeals
to the Circuit Court and thore the decision
of the Register is reversed, it being ad
judged that B and not A has the right to
make the purchase. In the meantime the
Register, in accordance with the law, for
wards Lis findings and reasons therefor to
the Board of Commissioners who approve
his decision and make a final order in the
case a Hi ruling the right of A to purchase,
and on Hint order a deed is executed to A.
Which of these decisions prevails? Most
cartainly that of the Board. They are
not required to defer to the decision of
the Circuit Court, nor indeed are they ob
liged to conform their acts and desions to
any other rules or regulations than those
adopted by themselves. The judgement
of the Circuit Court therefore carries with
it no force whatever, and although it may
hear and determine a case on appeal, it is
absolutely powerless to enforce any judg
ment it, may render. It most certainly
could not set aside the deed and enforce
the rights of B in a proceeding of this
The Victoria Leagus-
Thc Portland Herald has received a
circular from tho above organization,
which states its objects to be the forma
tion of a new political party, called the
" Equal Rights Party,'' consisting of both
sexes, founded " on the constitutional right
of suffrage which the fourteenth and fif
teenth amendments vest in women as well
as men. This party demands from Con
gress, at its next session, a declaratory
act setting forth definitely this interpreta
tion of these amendments, together with
immediate legislation to insure the free
exercise by women, as by other citizens
of the elective franchise la the several
States. It nominates, will support, and
expects to elect, as the next President of
I the United tates, by the combined suff
rages of men and women, in 1872. Mrs.
Victoria C. Woodhull.' who modestly ac
cepts the honor, and has published her ar
guments in support of her theory on the
right of woman suffrage. The Herald ed
itor has received a cordial invitation to
unite his fortunes with this party, which
he promises to do. provided its ruling
beauties (?) will allow him the urivile-re
of nominating Mrs. Duniway for Presi
dent' lie says bo wants a fair 'shake.''
- William Watkinds. Esq.. enters the tel
egraph oQice at Salem, writes a long dis
patch containing an order to a Portland
dealer for lime lor the new Penitentiary,
or something to the Sheriff of Jackson
county in regard to Shultz. and tells
Frank Brown to charge to the Penitentiary
Fund, and Secretary Chad wick will draw
an order, Mr. Brown peremptorily de
clines." Oregon ia n.
In answer to the above charge, the
Herald of the 12th publishes the following
brief yet explicit telegram from B. F.
Salem. Oregon. Aug. 11, '71
This is to certify that I have always
sent the State telegraphic dispatches, when
called upon, including those of the Super
intendent of the Penitentiary for escaped
convicts and the Penitentiary Building
Commissioners for lime and materials, and
that I have received tho pav therefor in
State warrants. B. F. Bkowx,
Comment on the above is unecessary.
It is only another proof of the Oregoniaiis
'Ad Willainettam " No- 2-
Some youth, a3 yet to fortune and to
fame unknown.'' furnishes the following
to the Herald. It is ' dam " good poetry
for a boy:
The Willamette is a very pretty stream
That runs down hill into the ocean ;
Nor stops to play upon the way,
But ever keeps iu healthy motion,
Running onward to the ocean ;
Through the night and through the day,
Hunning always, every b:t the way.
A miller once looked on tbe stream
With a serious view to dam it ;
To run his null, it was his will
To use the bright Willamette;
Bit in vain he tiled to dam it
For it- kept right on its downward way
And tore his miil-dam all away.
Then onward flow, oh! rippling river,
Let no damming stay thy motion.
But bear thy maiden mountain water
Until wedded to the ocean ;
Ia passionate commotion
It struggles, till the mists of strife
To thy current bring renewing life.
The commis-ion of Charles Francis Ad
ams has been signed by the Secretary of
State, at (the present Capital) Long
Died. We learn that Judge S. H. B.
Sliipley, county Judge of Jackson county,
tlied on Wednesday last.
Gov. G rover returned home on Monday
last, from a trip to Puget Sound.
The OriCiinme eailed for San Francisco
Farmers are busy harvesting.
Joe Teal's cattle were not stolen.
There are 1,441 Free Masons in Oregon.
Albany is soon to have a daily paper.
The Bohemia mines' are proving very
Apple3 are 75 cent3 per bushel in Eu
gene. T. B. Ilandley has returned to McMin
ville. Scarlet fever and whooping cough in
A large fire was raging yesterday, eight
miles east of Salem.
'Old Flaxbrake' returned on the Ori
fhimme last Monday.
Carpenters are wanted- in Corvallis, at
four dollars per day.
A man has been fined $20, in Portland,
for whipping his wife.
A new force pump manufactory has
been opened in Salem.
The Salemites are going to have a mas
querade tkating party.
A good carriage maker can find, em
ployment iu Corvallis.
Barker's Panorama of the Four Rivers
of the West is in Salem.
Buyers along the Willamette are offer
ing SI per bushel for wheat.
A. F. Cherry, of Albany, has a new
style of iron fencing for sal?.
A. C. Daniels advertises to sell a por
tion of his land in Polk County.
Jacksonville is troubled with hungry
brothers. and wants a chain-gang.
The weather at the Dalles during the
past week has been very -mixed."
The Mountaineer urges an increase of
educational facilities in the Dalles.
Deputy Sheriff Kent, of Douglas coun
ty, has done gone and got married.
Eastern oysters have been placed in
Yaquina Bay. They are a success.
The -Printer's Club,'' of the Sidesman
office, has returned from ihe Beach.
The Albany Register has the contract
for printing the Oregon Good Templar.
The O. it C. R. R.. workmen have re
cently struck a bard of aromatic clay.
The Lower Soda Springs are to be fit
ted up in regular watering place style.
A movement is on foot to organize a
new Turn Verein Society iu Portland.
There is hen over in Yamhill that lays
full fladged chickens. An age of progres
sion. E. M. Waite has been awarded the print
ing ot the Oregon State Agricultural So
ciety. A man in Roseburg catches trout twenty
inches in length, and gives them to an
Stage travel on the Oregon & California
line is said to be heavier now than ever
Three matrimonial engagements were
made by coastwise pleasure seekers this
A Polk county farmer has cut a head of
side-oats eighteen inches long, containing
An old man named William Gardner
was fouliy murdered at Ilumbolt Basin, on
the 2Sth ult.
It is rumored that II. II. Bancroft & Co..
will open a branch of their establishmeryt
Coal mines have been found on the
railroad line from Cornelius Pass to Co
D. II. Lancaster, agent of the Equitable
Life Insurance Company is lying very
sick in Corvallis.
Governor Ballard, while driving a tun
nel into a coal mine on the Santiam, re
cently, struck oil.
Pierson, the Railroad Sub-contractor,
supposed to have absconded, returned and
paid off bis hands.
The body of a marine was found in the
river at Portland, on Sunday last. It is
supposed he suicided.
The Linn County Fair Grounds are be
ing largely improved. The Fair com
mences September 2(nh.
A road has been cut from the old Gov
ernment camp, on the Barlow Road, to
the snow line on Mount Hood.
Farmers throughout the valley report a
good yield of wheat, of excellent quality.
Price in Salem, $1 per bushel.
R. B. Taylor, and old Democratic editor
of the West, has come to Portland to re
side. Good. Give him a quill.
A forty acre field in Yamhill county
yielded forty and one-fourth bushels of
wheat to the acre. A good yield.
Somebody 'jam-ed'' Coll. Yancleve wi'h
blackberries, and he smothers the benefi
cent individual with acknowledgements.
The Roseburg Plaindealer gives C. II.
Miller the benefit of a column and a half,
and pays a beautiful tribute to his noble
The ' Grand Council" at Umatilla Res
ervation has resulted in nothing. The In
dians obstinately refuse to give up their
An Albany man complains of a con
ductor taking too much liberty with abox
of ice leaving the top off, under a burn
Mart. Brown says a California school
ma'am, without Fhawl or bonnet, was
made a bride at the St. Charles Hotel, in
Albany, th2 other day.
The Baker City Democrat says that dur
ing July over $60,000 in gold dust and
bullion were shipped, through public
sources, from that city.
A gentleman, recently returned from
Goose Luke, proiounces that country a
laiiure. corning can
raised there but crickets
A German correspondent of the Herald
says there are farms for hundreds of fami
lies in Curry county, well watered and ad
mirably adapted for stock.
Yaquina Bay must be a healthy place.
A Corvallis skeleton went over there and
in four weeks returned hale and hearty
Try it, - Interrogation Point." '
The basement of the new penitentiary
is completed, and the walls are up -bout
eight feet above the first floor ' The
building will require 1.500.000 bricks.
A man at the head of Roberts Creek in
Lane county put his cooking stove out
in the grass for coolness, and set fire to
ten tons of hay and five hundred rails.
A bark laden with railroad iron got
stuck in the river, on Sunday lat near
Nigaer Tom Island, and had to be lighter
ed before she could reach Eat Portland
Col. David Tasgarth of the U.S. Army i
but recently President of the Pennsvl 1
vao.a Agricultural Society, will probably
deliver tbe annual address at the next
Oregon State Fair. next '
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Oregon M. E. Conference-
The nineteenth annual session of the
Methodist Episcopal Conference for this
State closed its labors at Portland, on
last Monday. The session was a harmo
nious one. Following is a list of the ap
point men ts made:
POUTLAXO DISTRICT. W.M. KOBE UTS, F. E.
Pcrtland, Taylor-street Geo. W. Izer
1'ortland. Hall street .
East Tualitian. . ,
W. II. Miesse
. . . J. W. Miller
...'.J. S. McCain
. .Gustavus llines
. .To be supplied
To be supplied
Portland Academy and Female Semi
nary T. F. Royal, Principal
'Pacific Christian Aavocate
I. Dillon. D. D.. Editor
f U';!UmHu Tni ver.sit V
C. C. Stratlon
SALEM DISTRICT L. T.
Salem and S. Salem. . .
WOODWARD, I'. E.
.L. M. Nickerson
. ..G. W. Adams
T. O. Wood
J- H. Allyn
...To be -supplied
. . .To be supplied
. . .L. J. Powel and
L. L. Rogers, Profe
Agent of the American
siors, and A. F.
-P. M. STARR. P. E.
. . . R. Hammond
W. E. Wilmct
. . . J. S. Douglass
W. A. Starr
.D. L. Spaulding
J. II. Roork
.J. 'Wesley Miller
G. C. Roe
. .To be supplied
. . .To be suppliad
EUGENE CITY DISTRICT.-
Lebanon and Seio
WALLA WALLA DISTRICT
Walla Wul hi
Walla Walla Circuit..
La Grande ,
Baker City ,
Simcoe J. II. W
and George Watte
Chaplain U, S. Navy. .
. II. K. 1HNES, P. L
... .11. C. Jenkines
J. II. Adams
J. L. Reeser
II. B. Lane.
T. F. Elliot
A. J. Joslyn
.... To be supplied
J. II. B. Royal
. . . .N. Rodabaugh
. . . .To be supplied
. . . .To be uipplied
ilbur, Thos. Fearne
J. O. Ray nor
UMPO.CA DISTRICT. J. T.
Klamath and Goose Lake
WOLFE, P. E.
. . .C. Alderson
C. W. Todd
.To be supplied
To be supplied
S. II. Todd
To be supplied
J. W. Kykendall
.J. II Skidmore
. . . Geo. W. Day
. . . . Jas. Harrer
. . . . J. G. llerron
. r. n E yore. p. E.
S. II. Mann
. . . . G. 11. Greer
... A. Laubeach
C. H. Hoxie
J. F. Ward
.W. T. CSapman
. . J. N. Dennison
....F. D. Wiuton
... W. I. Gosper
PCGET SOCXIJ DISTRICT. J
Whidby s Island
Port Townsend and Port
General News Items
Salem has a shooting gallery.
Small-pox has broken out at Salt Lake.
The canvass in California is now red
hot. East Portlanders are shaking with the
Jeems Pipes of Pipesville," is coming
i nere are seventeen orange JLo-Jjres in
Canadian papers favor annexation to
the L nited states.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is to be invited
to come to Portland.
Tbe old Nez Perce Chief is being trans
muted into a cattle boat.
St. Mary's Academy, at Portland, will
reopen on the 2Sth inst.
A new naval station will likely be es
tablished on Puget Sound.
Marshal McMuhon and Count Flavigny
are expected to visit Ireland.
Large shipments of wheat are arriving
at Portland 'from Walla Walla.
A drove of 4,200 cattle is on its way
from Kansas to Eastern Oregon.
The horse Longfellow has run a mile in
1 : 40. He is the fastest horse in America.
A ne w Dem icr.ilic paper has been
started in Mendocino county, California.
B. F. Underwood, a Boston lecturer, is
delivering a course of lectures at Port
land. Prof. Rogers, late of the Portland Acad
emy has accepted a position in New York
'Brick" Pomeroy makes a short speech
to an enthusiastic Democratic meeting in
Vancouver has a woman, named Dice
who weighs 323 pounds. Quite a large
About nine hundred men are at present
employed on this end of tbe Northern
The friend-of Islah Graham, who was
killed by the uegro Ward, have erected a
monument over his grave.
A moss agate bed has been discoverd
near the H arm Springs and manifests indi
cations of being quite extensive.
The Insane Asylum of Oregon contains
at present one hundred and fortv-four pa
tients, of whom thirty-nine are women.
It is reported that the Female Suffracists '
vui nominate Laura De Force Gordon
for Senator fro a San Joaquin county, Cali
fornia. Trinity Church. Portland is beins re
moved to the corner of Oak and 'Fifth
streets. City Police buildings will be
erected on its former site.
The farmers of Kansas have this year
planted large numbers of forest trees, and
hope to reap the benefit of their labors
in fifteen or twenty years.
By an explosion on a Greek man-of-war
lately in the Grecian Archipelago
forty-six sailors were killed, and nearly
everybody else on board injured.
An association styled the "North Pacific
Railroad Terminus Association", with a
capital or $10,000. has filed articles of in
corporation in Multnomah county. Shares
$100 each. The object of the association
is to purchase lands on Tuget Sound, for
the puroie of selling to cutsiuJ p.irlies. j
New Orleans, August 10. The fend be
tween the two rings of the Republican
party resulted yesterday in the holding of
iwo separate Conventions. The State Cen
tral Committee had called a regular Con
vention to meet at the Custom-house
building, the entrance of which was
cnarded at an early hour by the u. b.
Marshal and a number of deputies, to
gether with two companies of U.S. Infant
ry. Gov. Warniouth and his followers
vvere denied admission by the Deputy
Marshal until ihe regular hourot meeting,
and they, consequents, organized another
Convention at Turner Hall, which elected
Senator Pinchbeck President, and alter a
strong speech denouncing the action of
the U. S. Marshal and Custom- house offi
cers, and the passage of a resolution re
questing Senator West to introduce in the
next Congress a resolution of inquiry, di
rected to the President and other officers
of the Government, asking for informa
tion in their possession with regard to the
use of the Custom house for a Convention,
and authority given to the U. S. Marshal
in the appointment of deputies and the
use of U. S. troops to suppress a Conven
tion, another resolution was referred,
demanding the removal of the U. S. ofli
The Custom House Convention, after
bitter speeches on Warmouth, adopted
resolutions guaranteeing to place in free
schools every child ; approving the limi
tation of the" State debt to $25,000,000 ;
calling upon the Governor to preserve
peace"; declaring that Governor War
mouth no longer enjoyed the confidence
of the Republican party; instructing dele
gates to vote for Grant tor President at
the next Republican Convention ; declar
ing that the New Orleans Hepublicun is no
longer the organ of the Republican party;
asking the administration to withdraw the
Federal printing from it ; thanking Presi
dent Grant for protecting them. AH Fed
eral officials were elected on the Central
New Orleans, Aug. 10. The up-train
on the Houston Great Northen Railroad,
pushing two flats containing the officers of
the Company, was thrown off the track by
obstructions placed on it by malicious
persons, fifteen miles above Houston.
Texas. C. Y. Young. President, and Win.
M. Wilson, Assistant Chief Engineer, were
killed. Turney, a brakesman, is probably
injured fatally, and C. E. Noble, Chief
Engineer severely. Others were slightly
Bangor (Me.), Aug. 9. As the Maine
Central Railway train was entering the
city to-night, the bridge across the Ham
detl Road gave away, causing a smash-up,
killing one person outright and injuring
thirty more or less seriously. The en
gine and a portion of the mail and ex
press car had got across the bridge, when
the structure went down. The balance of
ihe train, consisting of a smoking car,
thi'ee passenger cars, and one Pullman
palace car tumbled into the streets. The
smoking plunged twenty feet into the
streets, loliowed bT two passenger ears.
All three were torn to pieces. The third
passenger car plunged down, striking up
on its forward end. Wm. Percival, a
brakesman, was instantly killed. One of
the injured has since died.
New York. August It. An explosion,
followed by lire, occurred last night in the
liquor saloon of Thomas Dnrancy. on
Montgomery street, Jersey City. The
fire spread rapidly. The following stores
were completely destroyed : Dnrancy
and McGee. liquor aud fruit ; A. 11. Wil
son, real estate office ; Abraham S. Poole,
watches and jewelry ; J. W. Eli, son, sta
tionery ; Mrs. Haines, dry goods. The
cause ot the explorin. which carried the
doors aud the windows oi the liquor store
a distance of one hundred yards, is un
known. Hank Stniih and family occu
pied apartments above the store. Mrs.
Smith was burned to a crisp and one
other woman is missing. Mary Martin
jumped from a window and broke her leg.
The total lo;S is supposed to be $7u.(;.j0.
Washington, August 11. Accoiding to
the arrangement for the disposition uf two-
hundred mil lions of the loan, negotiators
are not bound to subscribe lor more than
ten millions dollars for this month. It is
indicated, however, that at least thirty
millions dollars for this month will in
stead be tal-en. appear inces are that the
balance will be absorbed much more
rapidly than at the rate of five million
dollars nionlhh The tacts upon which
these statements are founded concern the
operations of combinations ot brokers en
gaged in the transactions, and cannot be
made public without the permi.-sion oi
some one of the parties.
The next crop report of the Department
of Agriculture will not be published un
til September. Returns leeeiitiy received
show that the crops are in better condi
tion than was leported in July, including
corn aud cotton.
Cf.MUEiii.ANP, August 13. Mrs. Val
landigham, widow- o! the late C. L. Vul-Iand-gham.
died in this city ibis morning.
Loi rs vn.i.H. August 13. The official re
turns from eigty-iour counties give Leslie
110 413; Harlan (Bepnblica:.). 71.121.
L'-siie's majority in thes" counties is 3i.
31L. Full returns will probably bring
Leslie's majority up to -iJ.OJO. In the
eighty-seven counties given. Leslie gains
5.391 on the vote triven in the lastGnbern
atorial race, aud Harlan gains o,G31 on
the vote for Bailer (Republican) in the
last Gubernatorial race.
PiTisroN (Pa.). August lo. It is diffi
cult now io estimate the full damage by
the explosion. It is not believed that any
men at work in tin- mine will be recovered
alive. Oil entering the chamber in which
the explosion occurred, fallen rock was
found, which laid pai tly on a car. com
pletely blocking up one side and leaving
a space on the other just sufficient, for a
man to worm himself through. Some dis
tance further in there was another fall,
which completely filled the passage. It is
believed that the men are walled in so
completely that it will take hours of most
persistent labor to reach them. Volun
teers are now at work endeavoring to get
around this fallen rock, so that they can
reach the miners, but the density of black
damp prevents them from prosecuting the
work with full effect. They are contin
ually being brought up in an exhausted
condition, but their places are at once
supplied by other volunteers. All that
mortals can do is being done to rescue
the unfortunate, but onlv blackened, dis
figured remnants of mortality have thus
tar rewarded their labors. Outside toe
scene is heart-rending m the extreme
women and children weeping and mourn
ing s;bout for the loved aud lost, and
waiting anxiously in hopeless expecta
tion of each new report. This mine had
been nearly exhausted, and was known to
be filled with black damp, but was con
sidered safe and constantly worked since
the strike, although not to its full capacity.
Twelve feH of gas was found in the head
ing just off the ix mgway, which has been
traversed all day by the explorers with a
masked light, and an accident would have
,.1 another and worse explosion, in
volving the loss of at least lnty
n,inr the fore nart of the night
assuming control have ordered the pumps
reversed5, and water has been forced
down the shaft, thus hoping to increase
the volume of pure air and expel the
foul. Superintendent Kendrick and In
spector Blewitt are preparing to descend
into the mine but should they find their
expectations of replenishing the avenue
with pure air realized, they will hardly
be able to draw away the debris necessary
to reach the imprisoned miners before
morning. Twenty miners are known to
have been in the mine, but so far only
five dead bodle3 have beeu found.
1 . ..... A 1 T-1 1 i
iiuau, Ag. io. ine last oouv was
Urica j ut.uf the C.g'e chaft thu muraing;
The mine inspector put a stop to all pro
ceedings at midnight last night, in order
to ventillate the mine so that those who
went down could work without danger. A
stream of water was turned on. and pas
sage ways arranged by means of doors, so
that a current of fresh air could be circu
lated throughout the mine, which soon re
moved the damp. The bodies of eleven
men were recovered.
Washington, August 14. The Secre
tary of the Treasury to-day issued the fol
lowing circular :
' Til E AS LR Y DEPA RTM E NT ,
Washington, August 11th.
'Gentlemen : I have deemed it advis
able on further consideration to withdraw
the loan for the present from market, with
the exception of the 5 per cent, bonds, aa
offered to National banks by a circular
letter of the Secretary of the Treasury,
dated 10th inst. This"couimunicatitm re
lates to 4 per cent, and 4 per cent,
bonds in combination with 5 per cent,
GiORtJE S. Bolt well,
Secretary of Treasury."
Dublin, August 12. At Londonderry to
day the Orangemen had a terrible collision
with the police and military authorities in
consequence of an attempt to celebrate
by procession the siege of that city in
lUC-'J, whitfh had been prohibited by the
Government. Processionists came out to
the number of several hundred, but the
p.olice quickly dispersed them. The
police were attacked and the military had
to be called out to quiet. the disturbance.
A number of persons were wounded. The
police made many arrests.
New York. August 14. A London spe
cial of the 13lh says the meeting at Hyde
Park to-day. to protest against the brutal
ity of the police in the Dublin riots, was
insignificant. At the hour of meeting a
band with 20 men and about 1,000 juve
nile ragamuffins marched into the Park,
bearing the flag of the Red Republic ;
one carried a red flag with a blue and white
checker-board in the upper corner, and
wore a cap with green ribbons. Some
quarreling took place among the leaders
as to the cause of the meeting. Also
other evidences of division among them.
Dlrlin, August 13. The excitement in
Londonderry has not abated to-day. A
large number of apprentices, consisting
in great part of boys from 12 to 18 j-ears
of age. arranged an Orange demonstra
tion. They were headed by Johnson,
member of Parlament, and Mr. Rear, of
Belfast. The apprentices attempted to
form a procession in violation of the
proclamation issued by the authorities,
but the police, aided by a detachment of
troops, interfered amid yells and cheers
of Roman Catholics. Stones were thrown
by the- rioters at one another and the
police and military, and the Riot act was
read without effect. The cavalry and
police then charged and scattered the
crowd. Several were injured, but none
killed. A number of arrests have taken
place. Order was completely restored.
New York, August 14. The World
says it is undeistood that previous to the
fail of the French Empire at Sedan. Napo
leon was in negotiation with Richard
Schell, of this city, for the Juinel estate,
which he proposed to use as a residence
if he was dethroned. The loss of much
of his wealth by the war forced him to
look for a retreat of more moderate di
mensions. He is, therefore, treating with
Samuel L. M. Barlow tor the Burton Kin
neard estate, at Gleneove, for which it is,
expected he will have to pay $.300. 0o
coin. In the meantime ex-Queen Chris
tina, of Spain, is negotiating with Schell
for the J uniel estate for four million dol
lars. J.oxim)n. August 11. 1 he reported ap
pointment of Lord Chief Justice Cock
burn as Euglish Arbitrator under Hie
Treaty of Washington is confirmed. The
Lord Chancellor will present the case of
Great Britain assissted by Lord Teorter
bun. Professors Montague and Barnard.
Sir lloundell Palmer w ill act as counsel
for Great Britain before the Board.
The Times' money article to-day states
that the amount ot Ihe funded United
States loan taken by the bankers here will
be offered to the public next week by Jay
Cooke. McCulioch & Co.
London. August 1 1 The Queen is con
fined to her room. Physicians are in con
stant attendance. This sudden indisposi
tion causes much anxiety in the royal
A dreadful calamity is reported in the
small island of Tugoianda, of the Malay
Archipelago, about fifteen miles north
east of the island of Celebes. The out
burst of the volcano of Ruwung was ac
companied by a convulsion of the sea
and a wave -10 yards high swept all human
beings, cattle and horses from the is'and.
4I( people perished.
A ease of Asiatic cholera has appeared
in London, and creates an extraordinary
sensation among the people.
London, August 13. A dispatch from
Strasburg states that disturbances occur
red there between Prussian troops and in
habitants. Much animosity is shown to
ward tho troops. Many attacks were
made on them without opportunity for re
prisal. A number of Prussian troops be
came involved in a quarrel with the i:i
habitantii. and a fight ensued. A number
on both sides were; killed and wounded.
It is sttited. on authority, that serious
disagreements have arisen between the
French and German Governments, in ref
erence to (he Frankfott peace negotiation.
The present 'difficulties are likely to b-ad
to further complications, which may re-
-sult in a suspension of the treaty of peace
negotiated at Frankfort.
JjOxdon. August lb. A aisnatcii says
Bismarck has commenced a rigorous cam
paign against Papacy.
Advices from Paris say the city is ex
cited. The situation is " threatening and
trouble is r pprehended from various
sources. To-day is the fete of Napoh-on
the first, and Ihe air is, full of minors that
the armv will revolt against the Versailles
Assembly nnd declare far McMahon for
Regent, and demand an empire. People
are leaving Paris in stampede. Some be
lieve an Old eat) is t scheme is ripe for a
covn d? etnt, and is being pushed by the
proposition to make Thiers permanent
Executive, which is feared would estab
lish a government not monarchical. Thiers
has no friends ; he is hated by the Repub
lican. Royalists and Imperialists alike. A
crisis is expected.
The Albany Democrat goes into ecsta
sies over a female lecturer in that town.
Hear it: "Mrs. Young is a lady of about
forty summers, wears curls, has a high
forehead, a sallow complexion, a big mouth
bearing a pleasant smile, is not a bit pret
ty, an w an educated, sensible, practical
w oman, if we may judge from her lectures,
which abound iu good sense, practical
ideas and logical argument. If she will
leave women's right alone, and devote
her time and talents to the discussion of
such s ibjeets as she treated of in our city,
no fear but that she will accomplish great
good and become a blessing wherever her
potent voice is heard.'-"
Mrs:. Bose. of North Salem, on her CGth
birthday walked five miles to see her
daughter. The Statesman asks what young
lady of the present day can do so on her
18th birthday? A 17-year old wife gave
birth to a bouncing boy in this county the
other day, we ask the Statesman what Ci
year old woman can do that ? We gue--s
honors are easy. Mr. Clarke. Albany
The propeller California has been haul
ed oCF the Victoria route and is now tied
up at her dock, to have her boilers and
machinery repaired. Her route will be
occupied by the Gussie Telfair until she
Washington Territory ItemSi
We clip the following from bthe Wash
xngton Standard :
Some of Olympia 's requirements are .'
1. Cheap Telegraping; 2. Five Cent
Com; i. Jiair cutiing -o cents: 4
o. Cuiilornia Wines
6. Washing $1 00 per
SI 50 per gallon
Railroad Terminus decision j
We learn from Mr
Good ell. r,r
Elma, Chehalis county, that a man named
Sylvester Clark was instantly killed on
Friday morning the 28ih of July, at that
place, by a tree falling on Liin. lie
leaves a wife whose parents reside in
Brownsville, Oregon, named Keney. a
telegram has been forwarded, informing
them of the sad event. We Lave no fur
Mr. Gordon living on Bush Prairie,
gives us the following singular lads',
which came under his ojvn observation :
A male turkey belonging to him, drew
from under a setting hen turkev a noni.n,
of her eggs, set upon them himself until
cnicKens were Latched, and has
the sole care of the brood ever
an eariy an great social and polili-
cal revolutions have
een preceeded bv
sigmncar.i signs in nature.and this remark
able phenomenon may be regarded as
propitious omen to the advocate of female
equality or woman's lights.
I. D. Applegafe, bride and wedding
party got caught in a storm on Klamath
Lake, last week, and narrowly escaped
with their lives. They spent two nights in
an open boat, iu a gale of wind.
At Canemah, August ICth, of paralysis,
Mrs. Elizabeth Bahlow, widow cf the'lato
Samuel K. barlow, aged 70 years.
The funeral sermon will be preached at
the Congregational Church, in this city,
Sunday August 27th, 1S71. Friends are
invited to attend.
Deb.iity uii1 Einariatlou.
Both result from lack of ability to convert
the food int-J nutriment. How necessary,
then, for those suffering from these alarming
systotns to immediately resort to a remedy
that will strengthen the stomach and digest
ive organs. Fur, as soon as this desirable
object has been accomplished the health im
proves, and the patient resumes Lis usual
personal appearance, llostetter's Stomach
Differs have attained a world-wide populari
ty iu such cases, aud have beeu proven the
best and safest means of removing constipa
tion, toning the stomach, giving energy to
the liver, and relieving every symptom of
nervousness and depression of spirits. Its
cheering and beneficial effects arc bighty
spoken of by thousands, who owe to it their
restoration to health. No restorative in the
annals of medicine has attained the same
popularity ia the short, space of time it has
been be fort the public, or lias won the high
endorsements accorded to this excellent tun
ic. Many other preparations, purporting
to be correctives and lesioratives, have ben
introduced, aud have perished one bv one,
while the popularity of llostetter's Stomach
bitters continues to increase, and is now re
cognized as a standard household medicine.
The success which attends the use of tiie
bitters evinces at once its virtues iu all
cases of debility and disease of the stoamcli.
Certdicate-, almost without r umber, have
been published, attesting its truly miracu
lous jower in removing those painful and
fearful diseases. And at this time it seem
idle to do more than call attention to the
great remedy ot the age, in order to awaken
public attention to its excellence. It is 'the
only preparation of the kind that is reliable
in all cases, and it is therefore worth v of the.
consideration of the alHicted.
13 Y VlinTEOFAX EXECUTION, issued
out ot the County Court of the fStatc of Ort
tron, for tin- county of Clackamas, to mc directed,
iu lavor of Jacob Boehin, pluiutiil, and airaiiist
1'atriek liiley, defendant, for the sum of three
hundred iloihu-s, $300, with interest at the rate of
ten icr cent per annum, from the first day of
May, 1871, and the fimher sum of forty-four
dollar.- aud h'fcy-hvc cents, $-11 55, costs, and for
want of sullieioiit personal property, I have, on
this 12th day of August, 1871, levied'upoii the loi
lowiiu? described property, situated in Clacka
mas county, State of Oregon, to wit: bcinir a part
ot tlse land claim known and desirr.ateii upon
the pints and surveys of the United States us
(.'lain No. M, iii township 3 south, ran?e 2 eavt
of the Willamette Meridian, beginning at a point
fourteen chains and twenty links, 14 20-10K,
south, and twenty-two chains", 22, west from the
IMjiiit of intersection with the east boundary of
Claim No31, in townsliip 3 south, ran je 2 east of
the Willamette Meridian, and the hue between
sections S and S of the aforesaid township and
rantrc; thence south 31. IS cast, twelve-chain and
tifcy-iii'ie links, 12 o!)-100; tiumcc south 02.30 veatr
seventeen chains and twenty-six links, 17 26-1 00;
thence north l'..l. east, eighteen chains ami sixtv
ei'ht links, IS (iS-Ioo; thence north (i2.30oast, four
chains and ten links, 4 10-luO, to the place of be
ginning; containing lifUxn acres and nmetv-hun-dredths,
more or less, a:id on SATl'HDA V, tho
Kith day of SEPTEMLSEK,. LS.71. at 12 o'clock,
m., at the Court House door, in Orotrou City, in
said county, 1 will proceed to sell tho same to
the highest bidder to satisfy said exec
and accruing costs.
Sherilf of Clackamas county, Orfijrow.
Oregon City, August 12, 1S71. ' anfrl8w4
IT'XEUCISES I.V THIS INSTITUTION
U w ill be icsuincd on
Monday, 14th Inst.
IIOUKS, rJSOJI 8i a. m. TO 3 p. m.
S. I). POPE, Snp't.
A ui-ust 1 1.
zYolicc to Tax-Payers.
rinni: county board of f.qualiza-
M tion fur Clickamas county, Oregon, will
meet at the County Clvrk'a office in paid county,
and hold for one week thereafter, and will nub-
hcly examine tho assessment roll and make all
necessary alterations in "Description, valuation,'
Arc, to make s;iid Assessment I toll in conformity
with law, on Monday, the 2Sth day of August,
171. All persons interested will please appear
at such timo and place, as no changes can law
fully be made after that time.
Assessor of Clackamas county, Oregon.
August 8th, 1S71.-W-1
TO BRIDGE BUILDERS.
EALFD ritorCSAUS WILT, BE ItECEIV
ed at the County Clerk's office, by the Coun
ty Clerk of Clackamas county, Oregon, until
Monday, Sept: 4th, 1871. for the construction of
a Bridge across the Tualitan river, on the road
leading from Oswesro to Aurora. JJids will l o
considered for a Bridge built after plan or draft
;. 1, now on file in said Clerk's ohVe ; also after
draft No. 2 on rile; also, drafts of Bridtre accom
panied with bid furnished bv bidders, will be ex
amined and considered. The sealed proposals
will be opened on said dav, and if deemed expe
dient, contract will tie made.
Dated, Oregon City, Oregon, Aug. 8, 1871.
rpAKEN UP.OXTUE 30TII OF JULY
X 171. by mistake, about 14 mile from
Oregon City, a chestnut sorrel SUy, star in
torehead, about 12 hands high, which the
owner can have by calling on the under
signed, at the Oregon City Hrewery.
Oregon City, August 3. 1371.
AGENTS FOIl THE EMEIIPIUSE.
The following persons arc authorized to
act as agents for the Eneerpkise:
.1. M. Halticnore. Portland, Oregon.
Thomas Bojce, San Francisco.
L. P. Fisher,
Hudson t Mcnet, 41 Park Row, New York.
Geo. P. Howell & Cc, 40 Park Row, Nc-r
Abbott & Co.. No. S2 34 Nasi-aa street,
Jlud-on, Menct & Co.. Chicago, I'linoi--Cos.
WetLerill A Co., 007 Chestnut street,