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WIUUH B. KIWIIA...
SATURDAY M0RNLN8, FEB. 20, 1864,
The Tout MouirfAnrsn, containing ID columaa ol
rsading matter, Is published and ready for delivery to
subscribers. Price $8 per annum. Single numbers, In
wrappers, 26 cents.
Tbi Itu brought up a load of one hundred
and fifty home yesterday.
Pack.traims leave tbe Dalles daily, for the
Boise country. Thus far they have all gene
by way of the old Emigrant Road.
Col. Wm. Whistlib, who eotereditbe army
in 1801, and it said to have been tbe oldest
arm j officer In the United States, eacecept Gen.
Scott, died near Cincinnati, a few days ago.
Tai Oohoibt at the Congiegattonal Church,
last night was well attended. Other duties
prevented our attendance, but those who
were there inform ns that tbe siuging was ex
cellent Ntw Stock, J.. Juker, Bsq has Just re
turned from below with a, full stock of: tbe
very best brands of cigau and tobacco. Al
so a fine stock., of fancy goods,, cutlery, tiu
Call and examine the new atouk.
. Mas. HcLiam, tbe drunken half-breed wo
mon, was np before tbe Recorder yesterday,
on tbe charge of disturbing the peace, fori
wbicb she was ordered, to pay $17. In default:
of payment, she was committed to tbe county.,
icle the shipments of treasure, and give fig;
ures tbatfoot up less than $10,000.. At the
Dalles, we endeavor ta keep, posted as to tbe
shipments of treasure, but we have never yet
noticed a shipment of lese than $20,000.
Couplihbntahy Ball. Tbe arrangements
for tbe grand complimentary ball, to Jacksou
Engine Company are progressing satisfactori
ly, and the ball promises to be one of the most
(plendid affairs of tbe kind tbat has ever come
off at the Dalles. Those who desire to secure
tickets should make early application. -
JooBMALiSTS.-Horace Greeley well says that
journalists are neither better nor worse than
other more or less educated.and able persons.
There are scamps as well as dunces among
them ; but as a class they, are neither knaves
or tools. It is by no means., certain that the
champion of a great and good, cause is himself
either great or good; and the Press, has its
reprobates as tbe Pulpit has its hypocritesbut
be who judges either Press or-Pulpit by these,
has a narrow understanding, if not s bad
heart. Perhaps no other class are required to
do so much for purely public, ends as tbe, edi
tors, and we are confident tbat no other class
do whatever. tbey may for the. general good
more uniformly or more cheerfully. Yet the,best
of tbem are not faultless; while none among
them aspire or affect to be that model of ab
sorbing and unselfish devotion to others' good
which is the beau ideal of all who have axes
to grind and. expect them to turn grindstone
Each of them has a living to make ; usually a
family to support; has needs and aspirations,
and is no more fond of working bard to en
rich others and taking his pay in rank doses
of flattery than. other people.
It is a common remark that gamblers, pros
titutes and all that class who attempt to live
by their wits ratber tfaaa by tbe practice of
honest industry are invariably secessionists
H Is by no means to be inferred that all se
cessionists are. of the degraded, classes. As
might be expected, occasionally we find: a re
spectable man wbo, blinded eitbee by passion
or prejudice, sympathizes with the, rebellion,
but these are exceptions, the great- mass of
the secession party being made-up of tbe-vile
and degraded the Ishmaelites of society.
Tbe wonder to us Is tbat, seeing the charaoter
f their associates, men who make pretensions
to decency bavo not long, since washed their
kirts from the contamination of treason. Tbe
beBtof men are liable to be caught in bad
eempany, but when thus taken at fault the
virtuous man loses ro time in ridding himself
of bad associations. We desire to commend-
this view of the matter to the attention of the
few respectable secessionists in Wasco court
ty.wbo yet cltngto.the fortunes of Jeff. Da-
vis. The fact of their having been caught in
the oompany of traitors might be overlooked
but their clinging to tbe association raises the
presumption, tbat under tbe cover of a fair
Xterior, mey are uu uouer lunu vuw mo wu
Biers of treason iney aneci to aespise.
ATRIP TO CELILO..
Avyearor two since it was a common remark
tbat CeltloAWM likely to-become a place of
considerable commercial Importance. The wri
terrsharediln the opinion ; but a trip to Celilo
yesterday very effectually changed our opinion.
Instead of finding a thriving, active town, .we
found that tbe one solitary store tbat graced tbe
place a year since, had disappeared, the pro
prietor having removed to Umatilla. Not a sin
gle new bttildlbg-dld we notice, and all tbat
gives life ts the- place is- tbeQ S.N. Co.fs
boats, and .tbe coming, and going of tbe rail
road cars. Outside, the Company's business,
nothing was.- doing, and the, houses . already,
have a dilapidated look. At tbe landing, ,we
noticed the steamers Tcnino, Net TereeChief,
and Yakima. The latter a, new boat, and de
signed to be the crack steamer on the -upper
river. Her dimensions are.as follows : Length,
150 feet ;' breadth of beam, 29 feet. Her model
is pronounced by those wbo are competent to
judge as-perfect, and as she rests in tbe wa
ter she Is certainly a beautiful craft. Her en
gines are highly finished, and of power suS-
cient to insure a high rate of speed. Passing
to the npper deck, we noticed that her saloons
are large, and having a ceiliDg. nine feet in the
clear, there is none of that smothering sensa
tion usually noticed on . entering steamboat
cabins. Ranged along er. either side of the
saloon, are tbe staterooms, which like tbe boat
are roomy, and look, as though they- will ad
mit of beds large-enough to allow tbe travel
er to turn over without taking the chance of
landing in the middle of the. floor. The la
dies' saloon is being fitted np with strict re
gard to. taste and elegance) aad is provided
with state rooms, the doors of which open on
tbe guards, and .thus ensure it degree of pri
vacy not otherwise to be obtained. Of the
Company's boats on the upper river, it may
be said tbat they are unsurpassed by boats. of
tbe same description anywhere. Tbe, stern
wheel boats on the Sacramento will not begin
to compare with them, and. for the purpose
tor which they are designed.tbey leave travel
ers and freighters nothing to desire. Tbe Com
pany, now has on tbe upper river a perfect fleet
ot boats, as will-be seen by tbe following list :
Wet Perce Chief,. Web-Foot, Tenina,.Okanagan,
Kiyut, Spray, Col. Wright and Yakima, the
latter receiving tbe finishing touches prepara
tory to taking ber place upon the line. Of
these, three are "low wator" boats j . that is,
they are- of light draft, and can run at the
lowest stages ot water. During, the busy sea
son, it: is. tbe indention of the. Company to
make daily, trips to Wallula, and hence the
necessity for so many boats. On tbe way out,
as well as on the return, we had an opportu
nity to notioe the improvements that ace. being,
made on the Railroad. At one, point where
tbe. present track- hugs tbe river closely and
ths cars whirl alosg on tbe very edge of a pre
cipice, anew, track is being, blasted out of
the-solid rock, which, when completed, will
remove all danger from this source.. At other
points, the road is being elevated, so a? to
avoid, the annoyance of drifting sand. All
these changes are being made under tbe di
rectien-of the Company's engineer Mr. Bra
tee wbo has shown great skill in overcoming
apparently insurmountable difficulties. . When
these changes ate completed, tbe cars will be
able to make much belter time over tbe road
than at present, and In addition to the saving
of time, there will be greater safety for life
and propel It. Like alt other Improvements
made by the O) S. N; Company, the Railroad
is substantial and solid, and must long re
main a monument attesting the. enterprise of
its projectors. In- concluding our notice of
Celilo and the Railroad, it is proper tbat we
should make our acknowledgements to the
gentlemanly Agent, Frank.T. Dodge, who ac
companied us on tbe trip, and kindlv furnish.
ed us with many of tbe details here-set forth.
A ooitmspoNDiNT of the S. F. Evening Jour
nal, wbo went overland to Missouri last Fall,
says that he. met numbers of Confederate sol
diers in tbe Rocky Mountains, and along the
route. Tbey have been in various battles,
had deserted and were keeping out of tbe way
of both armies, .and edging toward this eoast.
They were "down on the Abolitionists," but
tired of the war. This should be sufficient
admonition to our. Legislature to make prep
aration .for tbat sort of immigrants, of whom
there will not be a few guilty, wretches,
stained with .the blood of- Union men, and in
prime order to become, Constitutional, demo
Tint ron Action. As the time approaches
for the meeting of the State Union. Conven
tional! is well far Union men in eaohi.coun.ty
to organize and Select proper persons to rep
resent their-sentiments in the several county
conventions.. We Rre abou,t entering upon tbe
most important. political contest tbat the p30
ple of - the- UnitediStates have ever been called
upon to take part in Amid the terrible strife
of civil .war, when millions of our fellow-citizens
. are- in- arms to defend oar. liberties -against
a ruthless andimerciless foe, those,
wbo remain in tbe civil walks of life are about
to be called upon to express, by their -votes,
whether the- offioe of -Chief 'Magistrate of our
country shall pass into the hands and under
the control of itbose who are seeking the-de-
struction of - republican liberty-by-. olamorlng
for a dishonorable peace, or vabetbbr tire office
shall be filled by one who- will uae all tbe
power of tbe Government foe the mainten
ance of ou. national honor and -ous existence.
But one question- should be allowed to enter,
into tbecontest thatof the-unconditional sup
pression of the rebellion- by force of arms
and to this one measure should tbe energies ef
very man be directed Let H be borne in mind
that the State Union Convention will be held
on the 30th of March next, and that all de-pends-u.poii.tbe
character of the men selected
as delegates to that Convention, for the posi
tion this. loyal and patrtotiO State shall take
in maktftgv of tbe next President, who will
have, the honor of adjusting our national dif
ficulties, and restoring all of the States to tbe
Union, under one flag, and one Constitution.
The greatest vigilance will be required in tbe
selection of proper representatives of the peo
ple, to insure the Bi.ccees of tbe cause ot lib
erty at such a time as this, and every citizen
should consider well the question involved,
and act in such a manaer as to leave no doubt
as to bow Oregon will cast her vote at the
next election for President of tbe United
Tbi Mining Prett says a company is now be
ing organized In San Francisco to proceed to
the northward of tbe Boise river, to some new
diggings in that direction. Tbe company will
take along a very superior outfit, and will go
well armed. TJiey take a small howitzer, to
wake tbe mountain echoes as tbey move along.
Such. an arm. will prove a powerful incentive
to friendliness on tbe part of the Indian
dwellers i a-those distant regions.
YESTERDAY MORNING, on Court street, near the
Brewerv. a BUNCH OK KEYS, which the owner
can hiiYe on paying for this advertisement. It
J Special meeting pn SATURDAY KWtilNO. 7 .o'clock.
By order, juaii'it ti-ri-.n, sec y.
FIRST STREET, between,Ymhjll and Morrison.
of from 4 to 40 horae-.
tntloaary. Also, CI It- j
CULAK SAW MILLS
COMPLETE, constantly.? g
on hand. Also, Hay Vnit-Jflji
era oi an utea; rianing ; J -
Machines,(Woodwortn' ; ji""i
nattern.) wrought and
Out Iron work for Vem V-VV
ileal e-awana unsi mninv
Brass and Iron Casting..
WROUGHT IRON WORK
of every description. I am also prepared to furnish
Quartz, Mills oomplete, of the Latest &
moat Improved ' Patterns.
' These Mills can beforwarded to any part pf the.. mines"
as the -weight of tbe entire machinery will not exceed 3,
Horse Powers Agricultural Implements
manulactnred to onler at the very LOWEST CASH PRICE.
N. B. l'nrtlculor attrntion paid to KEi'AUls. leaMI
Walla Wall .Statesman please copy.
Quartern! aster's,. Property,
Fort Dalles, Oregon.
SatnrdAy, the 27th fast., sit 1 o'clock,.
f p. H., to tne nignest omaer, jar casA, tue.loliowing
iiuuriermasier's rroperiy, via ;
27 HOUSE OOLiARS.
48 Single Setts .LEAD HARNESS,
20 Single Setts WHEEL HARNESS
19 WAUON SADbhES,
23 RIDING SAIIDLEd,
86 PACK SADDLES,
41 CARPENTER'S PLANES
1 STRAW CU.TTTEK,
2U0 1U. HOltSK SHOE NAILS,
16 nre. MITT 9.
And various other articles of Quartermaster's Prope-rty.
1st Lieut. It. Q. M., 1st Oregon Cavalry,
folS-td A. A. Q. M...
I. o. o. v..
aTIOLVMBIA LODGE, TVO..I-,
J I. 0. 0. V., meets evory WEDNES-1
DAY EVENING, at 7 o'clock. In Masonic J
IlalL Dalles city. Brothers in feood stand-
ins; are invited to attend. C. R. MEIGS. N. 0.
. IsOatu, Secretary.
A- Ifote.made by W. P. HOFFMAN In favor of THOS,
J. UK AM It ALL Price one 60th part of a mill on the
dollar. Apply until SATURDAY to laid DRAMHALL,
at the Umatilla House. After that date, the note can be
found at 101. Second street, Portland. T. B II AMU ALL.
Boise JVinot pleas copy and send bill by Express to
roruami. . leivii
BOISE AND OW1UEE MINES-
GRBATHOVSX) CO. drill
leave WALLA WALLA every few ft
a.. ... f. . iimau Bia & . "
unjo. av. I . 14, I. 1.11 m i
Of good animals, up,tolhe 26th of this month, after which .
A. STAGE :
Will Imve Wall Walla for Boise
Four TimoH a Week.
In , connection with Messrs. Thome a Co.'a Daily-Line of I
Concord Coat-bee from Wallulnv
Walla Walla, Feb. 6, IHot. fe!2-lw.
HUM A.SON,. STOCKING & CO.V
WHOLUIAU A!fD RETAIL DUMUU lit
HARDWARE AND GROCERIES..
NEXT DOOR. TO
Seller's ' Crocltery Store,.
MAIN STREET, DALLES, ORF.OON. nol9
"W A.T CHESr
Watchmaker & Jeweler,
Main Street,' Dalles,
icexTiMoa to ins rosT-orricK.
W80UWAU AID KITAIL DKALEIt IX
Groceries aurt Provisions,
rOnnosite Brown St Bro.) DALLES, OREGON.
naiantly ou hand at. full and elect-
STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANT.. Ooads-
lilpped to order-
Aiso, FRESH AND DRIED FRTJ1TC
Also. FRESH FRUIT. bihI evory description of VEIIK-
TABLES, imported from SiiuFrunciiJO, supplies o wlili-lii
will be constantly on hand. jHMf
Produce & Commission Store
J. COIVSEIt & SO TVS,
Second Street, Dalles,
rilIR AERY. BEST BRANDfl OF. FLOUR, FEED Or
A alL JciniUr; and e ery deacriutlnn of PRODUCE con--
atautly in torn and soliiut thuJowest nttea.
A,.elcadld assortnwut of FAJIII-Y ORGCEKIES. In
cluding the choicest Tea, Coffee,- Sugar, o., selected, ex
pressly for funilly use.
s) Consignments received, and . a general 8torge
Fbrwarding and Commission business attended to.
J., .unoivu Dunct, oeoonu sireri,,.
n26-tf Nrxt floor to Payne't Auction Hture.
DERRIAGJEUS & COLT'S PISTOLS.,
Received by tne laat Steamer from the,
East, a large invoice of
TJ. S. Army Pistols
Old and New Model, Navy slier, Also, Ivory handle,
lavy and Sharp's Pistols,
Silver Mounted Derringers,
which I offer for aalo, at wholesale, or rotail, at San Fran-v
-Str Orders rrom tne Interior promptly nttenani to. .
WATCHMAKER A JEWELER,
J28-tf Main strvot, Dulles, Oregon.
The Lot and. n.ulldlng,,fu Slain. StrVet, ,
next to the Uinntiiln lloufe, known as the CAI.1--FUltMA
EXCHANGE, the COLUMBIA RESTAURANT,
and (be MOUNTAINEER LAGKR 1IKEB CELLAR, Hie
whole payhiK a monthly rent of 9243.
Also, aJMJLLING,Ol)T-HOUgKd, and Spring House...
with a Kflod supply of silling water, nud ONE ACRE UK-
GROUND, well iinprirveil with nn iissorlment of Fri-.lt
Trees auq .flowers, fvnceii in wiura now close, uonruuu ,
fence from six to eif lit ft-et high.
Also, a DWELLING HOUSE and TWO LOTS, Willi a
well of spring water, within the city limits-.
For further particulars, enquire of T. B. KELLY; or
at the Mountainker Orrice. jtilH-tf
Milt I Its AAD f LOWUllS..
Ihifcve a.full aiaortmeait of well-grovn .
ornaiiiental SI1KUH8, of sventl liundrud vurlo- i
a : ... iiitUL'fi t tu t..sl Lit ifl I Ifi .-l "
nvjay w liuor.Ot ill aw inni.-uuB, ui iu jv sur stnsk
eUes; UONKVaUL'liLB, la 1 varlotieH. Ac,, &o. AUo, i
and BCLBSof alk vurletlos. Prloed LUt or SHRUBS and .
FLOWERSf and aUo of BULBS, can be seen and had at
the Dnllos, at J. JUKER'S, who Is my authorized Agent
te receive Orders and Paymonts for me.
Mllwaukle, Oregon... fuld-lml HENRY MILLER.
The co-partnership heitnHirecilftlrRbetwei-n ,
HEFltON A PITTS, ts this day .dissolved by mutual
consent. All dues to the firm, or debts against the sumo,
will be settled by M. L. HEFHON.
M. L. HKFROX,
Dalles City, Feb; 16, 1804.- fclWw. A..W.. PllTlj.
I now offer my entire stock of GOODS, consisting of -groceries,
Liquors, hardware, c ap, at
cost aud charges. . Parties wlshingto purchase will pleaso..
give me a call before purchasing elsewhere.
Dalles City, Feb. 10, 18IH. fel7-lm M. L. JIEFRON.
FOR SALE OR TO RENT.
The. large and desirable ST0RB, occupied by 1IEF-.
RON A PITTS, comer of Second and Washington ,
ati-eets, is otfered for sale or to rout. Apply to
fol7-tt M. L. HKFHON. .
Ahard-flnlahed HOUSE, on Second street, 20x00,,
lot 85x100, will be sold cheap. Apply to
Dalles City, Feb. 10, 1804. feU-lin M. L. HEEH0S.,