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OWOIVbL PAPER FOR CLACKAMAS COUNTY.
Oregon City, Oregon ,
Sept. 15, 1871.
The Democratic paper at Oregon City
begins on editorial with these statements:
The Radicals have much to pay about
Democratic extravagance. Now let us
Fee who and what party is extravagant.
The last year of Mr. Buchanan's adminis
tration, which cost move than any r re
gions year, $77.4G2.M2 72. In contrast
to tbi. the expenses for the ri?cal year
ending June 30. 1871. were $482,257,971
56. or a nice little difference of $41)1.995.
888 84 in one )ear as against Democratic
expenditures for the same .period.
All Democratic papers seem to presume
on the ignorance ot' their readers and
their incapacity to analyze statements and
detect errors. Just see how plain a state
ment will put this fabrication down, lhe
amount charged as '-Radical expenses"'
for the last fiscal year, as above, includes
the entire amount paid during the year
on the principal and interest of the public
debt, and the amount paiu lor pensions.
Tv; mmint.4 constituted bv far the
iarger portion of the ' expenses." Cut
off the extraordinary expenditures re
Kulling directly Irom the war. and it will
be found that the National Government
now costs the people les-s per capita than it
did when Buchanan was l'resident. There
ii. Democratic parly does
If y'tlU II Vt W - - ft W
not prosper when its organs can
better than the above to
mend it to the people.
The above is from the Orcgonian of the
9t'j inst. and may well be said to be the
most kaeTa-ced misrepresentation of facts
on record. To make the matter more
plain to the obtuse visions of the Ore
gonian alitor, we will give him further
figures and ask him to deny the truth of
our statements. These figures show that
the government expenses, independent ol
the public debt, or expenses which are
oiore than .k;vx times what they were un
der Democratic rule. There are now
collected from the people annually taxes
toChe amount of 425 millions of dollars.
cOf that sum about 120 millions go to pay
the iaterest on the National debt, 30 mil
lions for pensions, making together 15U
millions. Deduct this sum from 425 mil
lions, the amount collected from the peo
ple, and there are left 275 millions to be
accounted for. $100,000,000 to buy up
bonds for the sinking fund, and there si ill
remains $175,000,000 to carry on the
Government against $00,000,000 under
Buchanan. 'Why is this? What excuse
id there for it? Why does it requite
three dollars now where it only took one
in 18G0 for ordinary expenses? The
country is no longer involved in war.
We have no other exraordinary expenses.
We have the same Departments of Gov
ernmentState, War and Navy.
An exchange, speaking on this finan
cial question very truthfully and ably
eavs : The Radicate make a great show
of having paid off so much of the na
tional debt. They take credit that they
have not stolen all the surplus funds
which came to the Treasury. But. giving
them credit for all they claim on this
O score, and there still remains an enormous
Btirplfis over and above the legitimate re
quirements of the Goverrimen more
than 100 millions of dollars in excess of
the expenses under Mr. Buchanan's ad
ministration. And yec Radical editors
and speakers boast of what ttiey have
done in the way of paying the national
debt, and contrast the economy of Grant's
administration with that of Johnson's
just as though their party were not equally
resnonsible for both. But let us look at
this claim. In a speech recently delivered
in Louisville, Kentucky, Hon. I). W
Voorhees, fine of the most brilliant lights
that ever illuminated the Halls of Con
gressa man of impeachable veracity,
and who commands the respect of the
Radical Congress for his unsurpassed tal
ents and unswerving integrity, made this
damarinir statement, which has never
been and cannot be sueces-fully contra
At the close of the first year of Grant's
adminiMraticn, Heney C. Dawes, Chair
man of the Committee on Appropriations,
a Republican leader in the House, longer
a member of Congress than any member
now in it. stood in his place on the floor
aud asked every member, before he com
menced his speech, to send and get his
book of estimates, and follow him figure
by figure, and see whether he told the
truth. ; and having done that, he said in
the "most deliberate and solemn form, that
the first year ot Grant's Administration
had cost the people $42,000,000 more than
did the last year of President Johnson's
Administration. I stake all the reputa
tion I have, let it be little or much, upon
the statement. The (J lube is open to every
body, and there is the recorded testimony
standing as a monument against thm.
When he made that comparison, he made
every Radical within his hearing h;tng his
head, lie might have compared him with
anybody else but that hated Johnson ;
that was tLe climax. Can it be true that
expenses are going tip. not down, in this
country? Bui thy say. they have re
duced taxation. The truth is. that wher
ever taxes have been taken off, double
the amount has been bud upon some
other article, and thus the revenue is kept
up to this enormous amount'
And this is the party which dare ar
raign the Democracy for extravagance
and waste of the public funds! Why
there has beeu more money actually
Btolen from the national treasury by the
trooly loil" thieves who have run it, in
the past ten years, than it took to con
duct the Government in the first fifty
years of the present century. And then
look at the black-and tan, carpet-bag ad
ministrations of the South, fastened upon
a down-trodden and oppressed people by
Federal bayonets, and what a stupendous
monument of infamy and plunder we
find! And then their reckless squander
ing of the national domain to their own
enrichment and that of their '-rings" of
political favorites. Take the Northern
Pacific Railroad alone : We have before
us a pamphlet issued by Jay Cooke & Co.,
the agents for the" Company, and we de
rive our figures from it. The land granted
the Company by its charter, original and
amended, exceeds 50 millions of acres
larger by 10,000 square miles than the
eix New England State. There is room
tail for ten Slates as large as Massa
chusetts, each of them, says the Company,
cmcavc, eon resources of coal,
timber, ores of metals and perpetual water-power,
altogether superior to those
upon which Massachusetts has become
populous, rich and politically powerful.
The grant is more than seven times as
large as Belgium, tmd more than three
and a-half times a3 large as Holland.
And new. asks fbe company'a pamphlet,
what is this great landed empire -of fifty
millions of acres "worth? If t Sells for
only the low price per acre at which the
Kansas Pacific road forced off its lands.
while it ran through and stopped in a
wilderness of buffalo grass, the proceeds
will be over $105,000,000. If nursed and
sold on judicious credits, as were the lands
ot the Illinois Central, the proceed would
be on the basis of that road's sale $550,
000.000. If sold at the average price of
the Minnesota school laml3 the proceeds
will be $350.600,-OOQ. Here alone is more
money given away than it cost to run the
Government from its commencement, in
cluding the Revolutionary war, up to the
time when the Radicals obtained posses
sion of it in 18(51- Will the people longer
trust a party of this character ? Not un
less they wish to see the Government
bankrupted and the entire national do
The Eoad Across the River.
Last week we made a note of the fact
that the County Court had retained three
attorneys to commence an action of dam
ages against the Lock and Canal Company
for trespass. Below we publish the order
which gave the Company the right to use
the road, which order was made at the
August term, and also the order made at
the last session. We are not in favor of
the Lock Company having anything but
justice, and do not desire that the rights
of a single individual shail be disturbed,
but. this attempt on the part of certain
persons to create law suits at the expense
of tiro County, cannot and should not be
countenanced by the lax-payers. We
were over the river osetime since, in
company with two old residents cf this
place, and look a look at the road made
by the Lock Company on the bill, and
these gentlemen informed us that the road
was better than the county ever bad on
that side of the river. Besides, it looks
to us, had the Court desired to do what
was right between man and man, after
giving the Company the use of the road,
that they had notified them of the damage,
and sought a settlement without hastening
into a suit for damages. We publish
both orders made by this wise body of
Solomons, and ask the people to judge as
to the justice of their acts. Besides, we
are informed, that the County Judge him
self viewed the road as it now is, and de
clared that he was well pleased with it.
There is something strange about the
action oi me uouri, in iuis ciairer. Here
is the order made at the August terra :
The County Court ordered and adjudged
and decreed that the said Willamette Falls
Canal and Lock Company are hereby
given and granted permission to take and
use such part or parts ot the county roads
as said Corapanv may desire, or be con
venient to said Company in the construe
tion of said canal and lock thereon be
tween the Ferry landing, opposite Oregon
Oily, uregon, at, or near tinn oity, on
the west side of said river and the mouth
of the Tualatin river, or any and all coun
ty roads leading from ttie west side ot the
Willamette river, at or near the Willam
ette Falls, where said canal and locks are
proposed to be constructed into the ad
jacent county, to have the use of said
roads not longer than three yeats. and at
the end of said time to give up said roads
to the county in as good a condition as
they found them ; provided, however, tint
said Company shall construct or cause to
be constructed at their own expense and
cost, a good and sate road bed or tract
as may be taken, whereby and whereon
all persons, their stock and vehicles who
desire to travel the same may safely ar
conveniently pass : and that the travel
from the west side of said river to the
mouth of the Tualatin river and all other
portions of county roads as are necessarily
used, should not be impeded or obstruct
ed by said Lock Company.
At the September term, the County
Court made the following order :
On this da (September term) cumo the
supervisor of Road District No. 2o end
presented a petition showing that the
Willamette Falls Canal and Lock Com
pany by its agents and servants had de
stroyed p .rU:ns of the above designated
county load, and thereby obstructed
travel over a:rd along the same. The
Court, after being fully advised in the
premises, and making a personal inspec
tion of the portions of said road destroy
ed, ordered and adjudged that an action
for damages be at once commenced
against any m i all persons who have ob
structed the public highways of this coun
ty, and that Messrs. Johnson i McCown,
and A. F. Forbes be and hereby are re
tained as attorneys for the count' In said
Lady Like. A tew days ago, a Mrs. J.
B. Frost, a lady who evidently has go d
sense, published a communication in the
Statesman in which she showed up the
folly of woman's suffrage. Mrs. Duni
way, being unable to answer the argu
ment of Mrs. Frost, devoted about a half
a column to her abuse last week. Sister
Duniway should be more gentle to her
own sex ; let her treat them as she does
the "brutes of men" who abuse the dear
creatures so horribly because "they don't
vote' A person who reads Mrs. Duni
way "s paper, would naturally come to the
conclusion that when women shall have
the right to vote, men will be brought
down and their hearts will be melted and
become a3 soft and plyable as may
be desired. We thought women long since
possessed a stronger power to saften men,
and mould them as they wish. We prefer
the good old way. independent of the
The Govenok's Adprkss. We this week
publish the address made by Gov.Grover
on the occasion of the laying of the cor
ner stone of the penitentiary. According
to our arrangements when in Salem, we
should have had a copy of the address
three weeks ago. But it is never too late
to publish a good thing. It was deliver
ed In the presence of a large number of
citizens from Salem and surrounding
country, and not, as some narrow-minded
bigots have stated, to '-a few faithfuls."
A Letter from Mator Goldsmith.
Elsewhere we publish an interesting letter
from Mr. Goldsmith, the President of the
W. F. Lock &, Canal Company. We ask
our readers to give it a careful persuai. It
give an insight, to the order passed by
the County Court.
Poktlaxd, Sept. 12, 1871.
Editor Enterprise. This city has been
thrown into a perfecturore for the past
week oyer the lectures of Miss Susan B.
Anthony, a most horribly ugly advocate
of Woman s Rights. Her lectures are
well attended, a? she distributes free
tickets with a lavish "hand, and there are
many in Portland who never let a free
fight go by default. As your readers may
doubtless desire to know something more
of this wonderful creature, I will give a
brief sketch of the personage and her
Is a tall, angular woman, perhaps fifty
years of age, with glassy gray ees.-gray
hair.wears spectacles.and one look into her
connlenance would Brighten a young child
into convulsions. She speaks with precision
at times becoming quite serious, and again
bringing down the house with applause
at some humorous and amusiDg sentence.
Her logic is that of all women -because'
She makes wild assertions, and takes it
for granted that her auditors are con
vinced, and then passes on to something
else. She -advocates woman suffrage, as
she believes it will elevate woman in the
scale of humanity, and enable her. by her
ballot, to rid the world of many of the
evils with which it is now cursed. Her
lecture on Saturday afternoon, to women
only, on the
" SOCIAL EVII.,,
Was largely attended, by both old and
young, but we trust, lor the sake ot the
virtue and morality of Portland, that a
large majority went more from sheer cur
iosity than with any expectation of being
edified bv her remarks. She laid stress
on the women paving heed to the moral
purity of those they would take for their
husbands, as the iniquities of the fathers,
fcc. She strongly reprobated women for
degrading themselves by marrying for
mere support. She did not think legislation
would remove the -social evil," as it did
not remove intemperence; but women must
recognize the power of the ballot, help
each other in getting an honest livelihood
and thus eradicate tne '-social evil. - as
none would follow such a life from mere
Many objections had been made to wo
man suffrage, whicli Miss Anthony pro
nosed to answer on Monday evening. How
she answered them, we shall-now very
briefly endeavor to show, lhe first ob
jection noticed was
"THE I5IBI,K IS AGAINST THE BALLOT."
She said this had always been a stumbling
block in the way of progress ! She re
verted to that injunction of Holy Wrrit
Servants obey your roasters," and de
ehueuV that '-lime and progress had laid that
Scriptural injunction aside, as it was out of
da'e ! lhis of course silenced the first
objection. The second was
'POLITICS WILL DEGRADE WOMAN'
To this objection she replied that men
' did not believe it." This war certainly
a crusher, and she having so thoroughly
answered it in this expression, we will
proeeed to the third objection, which was
"woman does not want to vote."
To this she said: "1 don t believe it
Lverv woman here to-night wants to vote
Men don't fence a corn field because the
pigs don't want the corn. But because
themselves do. they fence the field to keep
lhe pigs out7 Can more sound logic than
this be advanced ? The next objection wa3
"MAN REPRESENTS WOMAN '
To this the logic of her answer is truly
characteristic of woman: "No such
thing-" But we must hasten, for we fear
We are becoming too tedious. The next
'IT WOULD MAKE DISCORD IN" THE FAMILY."
She had "seen two dogs fighting over a
bone ; throw them another bone, and
they would cease fighting." From this
where is the man who will deny that wo
man is the -under-dog
'WOMAN CONTROLS MAN'S VOTE NOW."
Yes; the courtesan could by lobbying in
Congress, control the vote of a man more
surety than his half million constituents.
Thus she answered the objections inter
posed against this doctrine ; but in so do
ing, she must declare the Bible and the
teachings of Christ's Apostles out of date I
When a Christian people can sit and listen
with patience to such stuff a3 this, we are
almost prepared for negro-equality, Chin
ese suffrage, and woman's rights. But
Heaven forbid! Citizen".
A Letter from Mayor Goldsmith.
Portland, Sept. S, 1871.
A. Noltxkr. Es., Editor Enterprise
Dear Sir ; In the issue of your valuable
paper of Sept. 8th, I was glad to notice
your remarks about your County Court
making an order to commence an action
of trespass against our Company, employ
ing three attorneys (one of which, I un
derstand, is the business partner of your
County Judge). 1, think the people of
Clackamas county do not wish to place
any obstacles in the way of having the
canal and locks finished at the time speci
fied, as it certainly is of as much import
ance to your county as to the whole State
to have that important work finished and
opened to the public at the earliest date.
Why then the action of your County
Court? Our Company will do anything
fair which is asked of them. Why then
this haste to commence suit without giv
ing our Company notice ? Is it to get a
fee out of the tax-payers, or is it to haul
chestnuts out of the fire for somebody
who wishes to delay the work, or to black
mail us ?
I am sure nobody interested on either
side of the river has any reason to com
plain about our Company. We acquired,
by paying for it, the right of way ; have
not knowingly damaged anybody ; do
not intend to do so, but will resist to the
bitter end any and nil kinds of blackmail,
and think that your county ought not to
lend its aid tohave any levied on us, nor
ought your county lend its aid to have
the work delayed by any frivolous com
plaints. Our Company has pledged to
the people of this Slate to finish the work
so important to the State, and so much
more important to your county, and we
hope that all well-meaning citizens of
Clackamas county will frown down any
and alt efforts of attorneys seeking to se
cure a fee. and of broken down" estate
hunters attempting to blackmail, and
thereby delay the work.
Very respectfully, your ob'd serv't,
President W F. C. & L, Co.
The Difference. The old wooden per
itentiary. erected at Salem in 1866. which
is now totally useless and insecure, cost
the State under Radical rule, the nice lit
tle sum oi $32,000. The present fine
brick structure will not cost the State
more than the appropriaf.on. $50,000. and
is more than twice a i large, besides it will
be secure for generations to come.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Remarks of Govenor Grover on Lay
ing the Corner Stone of the New
Fellow Citizens : We come here to
day to lav the corner stone of the firt
permauent public building oi a""1
the Penitentiary. Before yon are rising
the walls of a structure, palatial m ap
pearance. . Its architectural designs its
ooen portals and wmdows, its wings ana
J ..... , e it.:., drwk
angles, and its coming aome. s'
as a work of be ant v and a place of cheer
fulness and voir ask. can this be a pris
Perhaps the progress of society can vc
no better judged than by oDservmg iue
course of public law for the punishment
cf crime and the modes of lntuctiug mt
i i !i i;ir hest tunes mere
IfltlJICllILJlll. ill lU- .
were no prison. The iaw im ,
was executed and retributive justice w as
meted out a lifi
eye and a tooth
for a lite an eye lor an
fcr a tooth. For theft
and other minor offences the death penal
ty was often awarded, and vinaictive pun
ishment, graduated by different modes of
torture, were inflicted according to the
character of the offence.
Since the times of written law ana iue
adjudications of organized conns. -
read of the cross, the giooer, iue, uum-
ing state, ana me suuuwmii,
attainder of'blocd and the forfeiture of
estate often following capital convictions.
as though the sufferings ot the convict in
person could not expiate his crime.
The first prisons were oniy utiugeoun
dismal dens ot solitary exclusron irom me
world, in which the victims olten preier-
red starvation and added torture.
But the world's progress has changed
penal laws as well as the modes ana pur
poses of punishment.
Under our institutions no auaini oi
blood is allowed, and forfeiture of estate
does not follow ordinary crime, ilie
death penalty is imposed in but few cases,
and torture in executions is a thing of the
past. For a large class of offences, labor,
reform, and iestoration to society are, in
the purpose of the law, substituted for ig
uominous death and disgrace of family.
We build in isoiis and workshops suita
ble to this change. We make them
aud airv. We let in the same light of
heaven as a preserver of health and a co-
laborer in reform. We provide for the
unfortunate prisoner all the aid3 of re
formation. They are treated with kindness
and are furnished with moral and relig
ious instruction. We enforce cleanly
habits. We teaeh mechanical trades, ag
riculture and sometimes tetters. We try
to raise up and reclaim a man, instead of
brutalizing and destroying a human be
ins. This is the leading policy, and we
work to it as nearly as possible.
The building before you is to be com
pleted to these ends, and will bear all the
improvements of modern prison structure,
the llolunda vlan. bavins: a central sec
tion, generally octagonal, from which
four wings project at right angles with
each ether. This structure, will when
complete, be in the shape of a Human
cross the front, projection represent in
the head of the cross; the two broad
wings which you see in your front, repre
senting the arms, which now extend two
hnndered and twelve feet from end to
cud, while a rear wing to be built in fu
ture, as the requirements of the State sug
gest, Will represent the main standard ol
the cross. For economy and security in
management, considered best.
An appropriation of $50,000 wa3 made
at the last ses.' ion of the Legbdatme for
the erection of this building; and we have
authority to use couvict labor in addition
to this amount of money, to such extent
as can be made, available. At this time
$30 000 of the appropriation has been
expended, and one million and a half ot
brick have been laid in these walls. The
brick work will be completed by the use
of about two and a half millions of brick.
We expect the building will be enclosed
this season and outline the expenditure
of lhe appropriation. As you see, the
work is of the most durable character.
The style U
The whole job is a
credit lo the commissioners, the supervis
ing architect and the workmen. Aud us
for the success of the whole undertaking,
private enterprise has not dune a better
thing in the t-laie lor tne same outlay.
1 can congratulate you. fellow citizens,
that the great woik of constructing one
public building is creditably begun.
A Little trick. The following order
was made at the last term of the County
In the matter of the moneys hi the
County Treasury belonging to the school
fund: Jt appearing from the report of
the Treasurer that there i? now in the
County Treasury as surplus school fur.d
remaining over from last year, and the
Court being satisfied that said money can
not be by law used for school purposes un
til after" the collection of the tax for this
year shall be almost or quite completed,
and deeming it for the best interest of all
concerned, that as said money caunot be
loaned out at interest, there being no law
governing such cause
or disposition or
said school fund; It is ordered and ad
judged (hat the County Treasurer pay the
said school land out on county warrants
as though it was county funds that liKiy
be in the Treasury, the amount so, used,
dollar for dollar used.
This money, transferred, we think, by
doubtful authority, was immediately gob
bled up by some of the ring, as the Asses
sor received his warrant and was paid the
money on Tuesday morning, before the
Court adjourned, while it is imial for
orders not to be drawn until after the
business of the session is over. "on
tickle me and I'll tickle you" is the motto.
Outsiders can wait for their money until
the taxes are collected or sell their orders
at a discount.
Lrxx County Faiu. We acknowledge
the receipt of a complimentary ticket to
attend the Linn County Fair, which is to
be held on the Society's grounds near Al
bany, commencing on the 26th inst., and
continuing five days. The premiums
awarded are most liberal, and the Fair
cannot fail to be a grand success, as ihe
managers spare no trouble or expense to
make it so.
Tue California Election. The Radi
cals carried everything before them in
California. They elect a majority of the
Legislature, which gives them the U. S.
Senator, and the three Congressman.
Haight is defeated by about 6.000 majori
ty. This resu It does not surprise us much,
yet we had hoped the disaffections in the
Democratic ranks would not have led to
such an overwhelming defeat. It was
the result of a division in the party, and
does by no means indicate that California
will not give her electoral vote for the
Democratic nominee for President.
The Good Templar. We have received
the first two numbers the Good Templar,
published at Albany by Col. Van Cleave,
and edited by the Secretary of the Grand
Lodge. Mr. George. The paper is much
improved both typographically and edi
torially, and is well worthy of support by
Thanks Hon. Jas. II. Slater has our
tbaDks for publio documents.
The Plainealer reports Oakland consid
erable excited over the discovery of a
quartz ledge on Callapooia Creek which
prospects very rich.
The Dallas Repnhlican has the follow
At the races Wednesday. Whitley's
horse was the winner by about twenty
feet. Both parties were very panguine in
the xrntset, and some bet all the money
they had, and all tbey could borrow. We
understand Whitley won about fourteen"
hundred dollars, and didn't run much
either. Delashmutts, after betting all
their money, bet "Portland" against what
they supposed an equivalent in coin. Af
ter the race, the -Portland" which was bet
proved not to be the city, but a favorite
hunting hound which belonged to Jack
Mr. William Tatem. who lives about
four miles east of town, informs us that
on Thursday afternoon of last week, his
barn, together with its contents about
twenty tons of hay, nearly seven hun
dred bushels of oats, seventy bushels of
wheal, and a considerable amount of
other property, was entirely destroyed by
Mr. William McCune, of this county,
thrashed twelve hundred and forty bush
els of good clean wheat from twenty-five
acres of land. That is the best yield we
have to report yet. If anybody in the
county can beat it, let us hear from them,
and see if Polk county cannot furnish the
highest yield of the State.
The Statesman says : Again we are
called upon to publish the occurrence of
a very sad event, the result of a careless
use of firearms. On Yesterday morning
two boys, Ollie Monroe and Charlie Mc
Phillips, residing near Amity, started out
with their guns to shoot some birds. They
had not proceeded far. when by some
means the gun in the hands of the former
was discharged, taking effect in his com
rade's head just behind the ear, causing
death immediately. The two boys were
eight and ten years of age.
The Eugene Gaurd says that Chinaman
have beeu going through to the front on
the Oregon and Califuruia Railroad at the
rate of one hundred a day since Thurs
day. The instalment to-morrow disposes
of the last importation to Portland four
The same paper says : Sheriff Palmer,
of Benton 'county, telegraphed to Sheriff
Poindexter a day or two since to look out
for three Indians, charged with horse
stealing, it being supposed they bad start
ed for this place. The whereabouts of
two of them was discovered on Wednes
day, and in the evening Messrs. Poindex
ter and William Thompson went to their
retreat, an old house near town. The
Sheriff secured one but the other succeed -in
making his escape, in a struggle willi
Mr. Thompson this one was shot and then
knocked down with a revolver, and yet
had strength and energy enough left to
get away, lhompson says he would have
saved any fur ther trouble, other than a
burying, had not his revolver been ren
dered ie-eler-s by coming in contact with
the head of the Siwaih. Sheritf Palmer
left lor home with the one captured
Governor Grover has pardoned Eii
Mason of Philomath. Benton county, who
was sent to the Penitentiary lor killing
Ihrald says that Judge McCoy in
it that he can furnish employment
men to woik on the different rail-
Two horse thieves who give tli ir names
as David and Geortre I'piou were arrest
ed ta.-t week by oilioer Brannan near As
toria. The Portland county
The HcraM gives a two column account
of a confidence man mimed II. P. Boy lan,
who forged a draft o:i a merchant in Port
land. The Qrcgnnian says that Messrs. Stitzel
it Upton. Jveai Estate Agents of this city,
have recently made an extensive pur
phase of hum i:i Washington county, on
their own account. They had. before, a
farm ot one thousand acres, and their late
purchase makes it 2.1 00 ail in urn?
They have several Scandinavian
grauts on it.
From lhe Bed Bock Democrat we learn
that the Academy building was destroyed
at Baker City by lire on the :d in-t. The
loss to the contractor, Mr. Twiggs, is esti
mated at about $1,000.
The Supreme Court has sustained the
d-.-cision of Judge Thayer in the contest
lor the Flecoi dersliip of CorViMlis. We
hope our Baaical friends are satisfied.
Mr. Jacob StiizH, who was out in Wash
ington county, a f-v days since, says that
he saw about twenty-five families en route
for Tillamook, with a view of taking
farms and settling there. 1 hey were irom
Wheat has advanced at Salem lo $1 10.-
Mother of A. A. McCully
her residence in llarrisburp
, Ksq.. died at
She was 81 years of age.
The editor of the Albany Democrat has
to tne mountains. e hone our
Brown will have
a pretty good
The Jacksonville Times says that a
company of capitalists Irom San Francis
co have taken the copper mine of Smith,
Bigsby &, Co.. on Fall creek, near the Il
linois river. The company are sanquine
of being able to reduce the ore. so that it
will bear transportation, and. in view of
that, have a large force of men now em
ployed in cutting a trail from the mine
through to the mouth of Cbetso river, at
which point the company propose to ship
their ore. The successful working of
those mines will be of immense service to
Josephine county and Southern Oregon.
The Republicans of Portland fired a
salute of one hundred guns in honor of
the recent Republican victory in Cali
fornia, on the 12th.
The Bulletin says that Portland appears
to be at present the rendezvous of a gang
of swindlers and -congdeuce operators'
II. Kelly, Esq., the law partner of B. F.
Dowell, Esx.. has assumed editorial con
trol of the Jacksonville Sentinel.
Many settlers have gone into the Ya
quina Bay country.
F. Tierce, late Capt. IT. S. A., has been
appointed light house keeper at Yaquina.
The home of J. France at Yaquina was
destroyed by fire a few days since. Loss
Complimentary. We return our thanks
to the Managers of the Walla Walla Agri
cultural Society for a complimentary tick
et to attend tbeir Fair, which takes place
on the 20th inst.. and continues four days.
We regret that it i3 out of our power to
Rejoicing. The Radical-- have a spell
of rejoicing on. They now even rejoice
that tbey didn't loae Maine. What an as
tonishing fact. Maine has gone Radical.
Who would have thought it. The nigger
vote even increased their former majority
a little. That is astonishing too. Won
der if they won't rejoice when they carry
PonTLAxr, September 11. Returns
from 128 towns give lerham 30.327 ;
Kimball, 24.015 ; making the Republican
majorltg fi.427. Last yea'r the same
towns gave a Republican majority of 5.
3S2, being a Republican gain of 1,045
The Legislature will show a slight Demo
cratic gain over last year -the Senate
stood twenty-eight Republicans to three
Democrats ; the House stocd one hundred
and thirteen Republicans to thirty-eight
Augusta, September 12. The indica
tions derived from a careful footing up
of the returns leceived to-day at noon
are that Governor Perham's majority is
nearly 11,000. The official majority last
year was 8.238.
New York. Sept. 11. The injunction
case against the city officials came up this
morning. The defendants all appeared by
counsel, and announced their readiness to
The Controller's office this morning wa3
round to have beeu entered by burglars,
and a number of vouchers aud bills paid
in 1S70, stolen.
Lexington, Ky.. Sept. 11. Jacob Har
per and Betsy Harper, brother and sister
of John Harper, the well known turfman,
were found murdered in the hitter's bouse.
Several negroes living near the place have
been arrested on suspicion, blood having
been found on their clothes. The evidence
is strong against them. Tbeir object was
New York, Sept. 10. One hundred
guns were fired from the Government
barge office, at the Battery, yesterday in
honor of the Republican victory in Cali
It is expected that ten thousand trades
unionists will take part sn the working
men's demonstration next Wednesday.
Comptroller Connelly yesterday in
formed a reporter that he bad no intention
of resigning, and Mayor Hall said that he
had not heard that any city officials de
sired to do so. The Corporation counsel
will reply to-morrow, before Judge Barn
ard, to tut; application for a perpetual in
junction against the city officials. Mayor
Hall having decided to take no part in
IIvpson. Sept. 10. The meeting of the
members of St. Mary's parish was largely
attended, and the action ot the Vigilance
Committee of Friday, in resolving to re
sist to the last extremity the reinstatement
of Father O'Sullivan over the church,
was unanimously indorsed, and a strong
guard was placed around the church lat
night. This fornoon Father O'Sullivan
did not appear, and no services were held
to day. Great crowds were collected
around the church this afternoon, but per
fect order prevailed. The rebels are firm
and united iu the determination to pre
vent O'Sullivan or his adherents entering
the church at all hazards, and say they
are prepared for any emergency.
It is said two companies of infantry and
one of cavalry will remain in Raleigh.
North Carolina, during the Ku Klnx
trials, which commence this week.
More "-iislical Ilont-sty.
New York. Sept. 13. A morning paper
h.sthe statement that Johu W. Noiton.
Superintendent of the Money Department
of the City Postoflice, is a defaulter lo the
extent of Irom $100,000 to 55150.000. He
drew on the L S. Treasury at the Sub
Treasury for S142.000 ostensibly lor use
in the PostoGice Department. This money
he is known lo have used in speculations
in Wall street. He has compromised with
the Government and resigned his posi
tion. Other employes are said lo be sus
pected of similar crimes;
Baltimore. Sept. 12. The Republican
State Convention for the nomination of
candidates for Governor and State officers,
met to day. All the counties except Tal
bot were represented. Among the dele
gates were twenty colored nin.
Hon. Jacob Towne, of Creil, was nomi
nated for Governor by acclamation. Alex
ander Ramsdell for Attorney-General and
Lawrence J. Brengle, of Frederick, lor
California Ekillon Xtws.
San Fkaxctsco. Sept. 11. The whole
Republican State ticket is elected includ
ing the three Congressmen with the ex
ception of McGlynn. for Harbor Commis
sioner, who is probably beaten by a
Booth's majority in San Francisco is
2,875: majority in the State is probably
from 5.000 to 7,000. A number of out
side counties are yet to be heaed from.
The taxpayers of San Francisco elect
the Mayor and all the other candidates
except Badlam for Assessor, who is beat
en by nearly 300 ; Higgins for Recorder,
who is beateu by llynes. the Supervisor
of the Fourth Ward, who is beaten bv
Tim McCarthy, independent
one School Director aud one
The steamers Constantine, for Portland,
and Win. Taber, for San Diego, have both
hauled off. having been sold to Ilolladay
i Brenham. This is positive. The Ajax
takes the place of the John L. Stephens
in the Portland line.
Sax Fkaxcisco, Sept. 13. The wheat
market is ra.her quiet.
Flour Three thousand bbls Eldorado
and Golden Age. superfine, for China.
The export demand is quiet, the Ring
leader for Hongkong being the only ves
Wheat The market is from 10 to 15
cents higher than it was a week ago.
Sales of '500 ska coast S2 45; 250 sks
good milling $2 C8i : 300 sks choice
$2 52i2 85.
measureably neglected at
$1 85 1 95.
Wool The market is duller than at any
previous time this year. Shippers are
not buying at all. and only one of the lo
Cil mills is purchasing. Sales for the
week barely reach 50.000 lbs. all by one
house. The price for choice is from 1 to
I3C. lower than last week and quite nom
inal at that. Inferior descriptions are un
saleable and slock very large; indeed, the
supply of all kinds is heavier than for
sometime. We quote clear fall at 28
Hides Sales 1,830 California
1.926 salted during the week at
and 1910&c. respectively.
Sax Fkaxcisco. Sept. 13. The owners
ot the steamer Constantine state that she
has simply been hauled off for repairs,
and not sold out to Ilolladay & Brenham.
"All fortuk People." It appears that
Mr. Ilolladay now is complete master of
the situation. He has the transporting in
terests on both sides of the river and the
river itself, and now comes this little
piece of news, and all this is for the -good
of Oregon.r? (so we are told) and not to
build up a gigantic monopoly. Strange
that every body can't see it in that light.
The Oregonian of the 14lh says:
The news current yesterday that the
6teamship Constantine had been withdrawn
from the San Francisco and Portland
route, is true. Capt. Flanders, the agent
at this ciiy, showed us a telegram, last
evening, from the company announcing
The New York Citizen, which is edited
by a Democratic member of Congress,
comes out unequivocally in condemnation
of the city gove-nineDt. Oregonixm.
We are glad the Oregonian. acknowl
edges the fact that Democrats and Demo
cratic papers denounce fraud wherever it
is perpetrated, whether by Radicals or
their own party.
Halls egetable Sicilian Hair Renew i?
cleanses the head from dandruff. Oiv i
Oregon City Prices Current.
The following are the prices paid for
produce, and the prices at which other n.
ciclea are selling, in this market
WHEAT Wbitep) bushel, $1 lo
OATS bushel. 60 cts.
POTATOES bushel. 75 ct.
ONIONS bushel. $1 00 1 50
FLOUR y bbl. S7 0C$6 50.
BEANS W hite. fl.. 4 5 cts.
DRIED FRUIT Apples, a., 6 CU
Peaches. r$ lb., lfifc: I'lnms,
16 cts.; Currants. lb.. 1020 cts.
BUTTER- lb.. 2530cts.
EGGS dozen. 25 cts-.
CHICKENS dozen. $34.
SUGAR Crushed. &., 20 cts.; Inland
B., 1012i cts.; N. O.. lb., 15 ct.
San Francisco refined, B . I6i cts. 1
TEA Young Hyson, lb., $1 50- Ja
pan, -ft fo., 90c$l 25 ; Black, a ft
SI 00. ' '' r
COFFEE Jb.. 2022 cts
SALT lb., 142 4 cts.
SYRUP Heavy Golden, tgall., $ qq .
Ex. Heavy Golden, pt gall., $1 '
BACON-Hams, lb., 14 ct gj,
14 cts. lb.; Shoulders, 7 ct '
LARD "t lb.. 14 cts.
UIIj Uevoe s Kerosene,
Linseed oil. raw. 1 .rail'
Linseed oil.'boiled. gall., $1 50
wool--i if., a.) cts.
BEEF On foot, 7 S cts. "H 2
10 UK On foot. 67cts. ft,
SHEEP Per hea.l.S2 00,$'50
HIDES Green, ft lb., 5c. : I)rj. ft .
2i cU ; Salted, 8c ' J tf D"
Tlie Cosmopolitan Drawing.
The Manasrera ar nttiin. .
and the Committee is making everr prenaV
ation for the drawing. The day wilt bhurtW
be announced to the public. 7
Is a blessing vouchsafed to few. Sren
those who have been favored by nature with
strong constitutions and vigorous frames ttt
apt to neglect the precautions necessary to
preserve these precious endowments. In
deed, as a rule, the more healthy and robust
a man 13, the more liberties he hi inclircd to
take with his own physique. It is BOme coti
solution to the naturally weak and feeble to
know that they can be so invigorated and
built up, by a proper use of the means
which science has placed at their disposal, as
to have a much better chance of long life,
and exemptions from disease and pain, than
the most athletic of their fellows who are
foohsh enough to suppose themselves invul
nerable, and act accordingly.
It is not t.o much to safrhat more than
half the people of the civilized world need
an occasional tonic, to enable them to sup
port the .strain upon their bodies and mind
which the fa.st te of this restless age 0?-'
sions. In fact, a pure, wholesome, unexcit
ing tonic is the grand desideratum of tht
busy millions, and they have the article in
Hostetter'd .Stonmeh Hitters. It is a stam
ina! medicine, i. e. it imparts permanent
strength to weak systems mid invigorates
delicate constitutions. Its reputation and
its s iles have steadily incieased. Curnpeti
live preparations have bee;i ii.troduced ad
hhiium, and as f; r as the public is coucerhrd,
admmxtiun, in the hipe of rivaling it; but
they all either perished in the attempt, or
been Jet fir in the rear. It has been the
great niedic.il success of the present centurr,
and it is qui fe certain that no proprietary
medicine in this country is as widely known,
or as generally used.
Ten lightning presses, running incessant!
(Sundays excepted.) the whole vear through',
barely supply the .lemand for the Illustrated
Almanac, in which the nature and use of
the preparation are set forth, the circulation
now being over eight miPions a year.
Saturday Evenir g, Sept. 15, 1871.
WILL GIVE HIS BUDGET OF
Sentiment and Fun
TO THE CITIZENS ON OREGON CITY
At the above time and place.
PART . .SEKIOCS.
1. The Vagabonds Recitation.
2. Wounded on the Battle Field.
3. The Mothers Prayer,
I. Learning to Walk.
5. -'The Death of Poor Joe." From "Bleak
House," with a brief sketch of Dickeu.
y. The Cripples Story.
PART II. COMIC.
1. Scene in Chinese Theater at Foo Choo.
2. The Artificial Man.
3. Comic Scene at a Camp Meeting.
4. Lecture ou Woman's Rights.
5. Scene in Hong Kong Imitation of a
Chinaman, Acotchmau, Englishman,
Nwrvous Man, &c.
G. The Charge of the Light Brigade.
To conclude with a comic sketch, GLOV
ERSON" THE MORMON, by the late ArtP
ADMISSION 50 cents Door open at T.
Begin at S.
In the Circuit Court for the County of Clwl-a-
mas, State of Oregon.
rilEUE 11. WELDj plaintiff, ) Suit for dissoln
vs. J tion of marriago
ABNEIt WEED, Defendant. J contract
1 X THE XAMEOFTHE STATE OF OltE
pom, you are hereby required to appear and
answer the complaint of the tiled aguinot yw
in the above entitled suit Within ten days froia
the date of the service of this summons upoa
you, if served in said eountv, or if served in any
other county of this State," then within twenty
days from the date of the service of this su
mons upon you ; or if served bv publication, by
the first day of the next term of said Court,
winch shall be held after six weeks from the pub
lication of this summons, said Hrst publication
bein?ieptembcTl;, 1S71. And if you fail so to
answer, lor want thereof, the plaintiff will ap
ply to the Court for the relief demanded in saul
complaint, -which is, that the bonds of matrimony
existing between plaintitf and defendant herein,
be dissolved, and that plaintiff have the custody
ot the children of said marriafre. By ordr of
Hon. V, W. Upton, Judge of said Court. 7
Hated Sept. 11, 1871.
. , I ORBES & W"AItREJ
Sept. 1jw6 Attorneys for Plainti.
NEW HARDWARE STORE,
CORXET PROM S; STARK STS.,
.IOIIT It. FOSTER
Is now receiving aud offers for sale, at the
lowest rates, a full stock of
Table and Pocket Cutlery,
EMails, Ropes, Shovels,
Anvils, Axes, Etc.,
Which he invites buyers to call aDd examine
before purchasing el-ewhere.
Would invite particular attention of buy
ers of Bu;Iiers' Hardware and Honpe Trim
minffs, either at WHOLESALE or R ETA lb
May 2?,1871:m3 JOHN II. FOSTER.