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TIIUKSDAI MOUNl.Nft, NOV. 2, is5.
'Highly Original At the last Stale Fair,
the Umatilla Indians took the- premium for
the best exhibit of certain articles of garden
produce. Having the advantage of a fine
climate, favorable soil, and the superintend
ence of Major Bnrahart, the agent, a gentle
man of very considerable intelligence, they,
of course, could produce just as fine garden
stuff as if the planting and working of their
gardens bad been done by white men. In
fact, the Willamette Valley cannot compare
with the Umatilla Reservation in such pro
ductions at all, as tbe damp climate of the
' former place cannot be obviated by human
sklU f and it would be safe lo bet on old 11 Five
Crows" beating Cincinnatus or Gen. Wash
ington, if the two latter gentlemen were liv
ing in tbe Willamette, in this special depart
ment of farming. But tbe Portland corres
pondent of the San Francisco Bulletin does
not appear to take this view of tbe matter,
but leaves H to be Inferred that the superi
ority of tbe Indians' "garden truck" is io be
attributed to their superior intelligence. Be
also takes the grouud that tbe Indians have
not bad sufficient praise bestowed upon them
by tbe press for their creditable skill and in
dustry, because they have not the electoral
right. He further tbioks that unless a par
tlcular race has tbe right of suffrage, the press
will not "puff" them at all. The very astute
correspondent Appears to forget that we have
some Africans on this continent, and that a
considerable portion of the press is specially
devot d to proving their superiority over our
mieiruided Southern brethren, and their
equality with the white people of the North.
Tbe fact of it is, that Tbe Judge wanted to
show that be was a friend of humanity, With
out regard to color, and like all apostates
from monarchical ideas, be overdid his part
Five years ago tbe negro or Indian received
about as musb sympathy from Tbe Judge as
a stray yellow cur dog In tbe street, but with
time's changes, be bas changed. He has
abandoned lb idea tbnl tbe Southrons are
of Nurman descent, and consequently all
nobles, aud tbe Northerners ail Saxons, and
consequently serfs. Fie litis cb.at.geil bis mind
in regard to bis pet theory about tbe proper
business of the Southrons being to direct
this Government, aad the proper position of
the Yankee or iloosier to yield obedience to
bis chivalrous masters. Iu ordrr to come to
such conclusions it has not been necessary to
subjugate The Judge very much. It only re
quired the threat of legislating him out of
. office to effect lbi sudden change in bim
similar pressure even at smaller one weuld
induse bim. to- write letters to the Bulletin
taking exactly the opposite ground to that
containing the defence of the poor Iudian
Tonmilino at Owvheh. The idea of tunnel
ing tbe War Eagle Mount tin and Qold Moun
tain at Owyhee, t the greatest possible
depth, finds mtrch favor among tbe miners
- Tbere are two principal enterprises of this
character in War Eagle mountain. The Astor
Tunnel is one of them. Starting in on the east
side of the mountairj'it is intended to run it
a distance of one and three-fourths of a mile
to tbe east bppTi of Jordan creek. Its greatest
depth wi'os fourteen hundred feet. Start
. ing on tbe same Bide, and running nearly
parallel to the Astor, is the Everett Tunnel
about one-fourth of a mile south.
Iu Gold Mouutaio, four tunnels bare been
started on. the same principle1 of mining as
that applied to the War Eagle.', The names
aro tbe Girard. Lancaster, Baltimore an
' Providence. These tunnel companies are en
titled to five hundred feet each way of all tb
lodes they may cross that bave not yet bee
dlaooered end claimed.
Raob 6vb tbs Wasco Coorsb. A race
will be run over the Wasco County Course
on the Lltb of November, between Ward'
brown horse and- Payne's roan gelding i
ingle aasD or two miles, lor. $D0O a- sid
This race promises to be a- very interesting
. event, nod gentlemen of (porting- proclivities
will find an opportunity to make soma pretty
large investments on tbe occasion..
Gaftau John Murphy, of Ruby City, had
kit leg brok. near that plaoe, few day
Inetyb till bona stumbling, ud. falling on
Pbinoiplb Against Policy. Tbe Stale
Rightt Democrat addresses its Democratic
readers, in its issue of the 28th of October, on
tbe propriety of dropping the' expediency
dodge," and reverting to principle as the
basis of future party action. Tbe Democrat
shows Very conclusively ibe great impropriety
committed by the party In rubbing Oeneral
McClellan on tbe Democratic platform and
s letter of acceptance at the same time. It
plainly Bbows that the two-fared policy bas
to be dropped or the party will die. That
urbal is, above all, opposed to making nom
inations from among tbe officers of tbe army
bo have lately been down. South whipping
the right wing of the Democratic party. Taken
altogether, this is very good advice to the
arty ; but there is something else needed to
restore the savor of sweetness to K, and
that is just a little abatement of tbe ran
corous hostility evinced by tbe Democratic
press to every man who has beon earnestly in
favor of tbe Unioo since the beginning of tbe
war. It is also eminently proper that the
black Jonah of the party should be thrown
overboard. Tbe African must be eliminated
from the platform, because people Will not
go back on what has been done against slavery
in the South. The man must be very blind
that cannot see that the army was made thor
oughly antagonistic to slavery before tbe war
dosed.. For one symptom of a contrary feel
ing in the country journals of the North, tbere
are a thousand lb proof of it. Since tbe war
has closed, the former military element bas
voted right on tbe way they were doing while
they were in tbe army. Tbere may bave been
improper influences at the military elections
uring the war, but tbe part taken by tbe sol
die.'S since their retnrn to civil life does not
prove it. Tbey may have been largely Dem
ocratic when they went into the army, but
tbey certainly became abolitionized while
they were in the service, and still remaiu so
Slavery Is a subject over which the people
of tbe Pacific could, and can bave but little
influence. The African is an individual who
can and will be easily managed here, and the
wild outcry about the probable equality of tbe
race in this section bas ceased to create any
alarm even on Long Tom and Soap Creek
localities which bave been in a fever of anx
iety lest they should be subjected to the con-
aminiuiou of negro association for tbe last
The Democrat appears to tbink that tbe
Democracy of Oregon ought to set an exam
ple Jto tbe balance of tbe party throughout
he Union, but'does not lay down any partic
ular principle of action fur the future. We
certainly hope tbnt the party in Oregon will
do something to get the party io general on
tbe right track, as it stands as much in need
of a good example in its own ranks as any
party in existence. For the lack of any illus
trious model in that party at the present time,
it might be well to study tbe life and political
opinions of Andrew Jackson, and tbe political
conduct of Thomas II. Benton. Those two
gentlemen are rather old-fashioned, aud were
never much alarmed about being put on an
equality with tbe negroes, and for that reason
may not be accounted very good Democratic
authority in these days, but tbey certainly
were in their own times.
TUB QUAUTZ DlbOOVERIES ON THE HaTCHSES.
gentleman named Armstrong bas been
proepecting for quarts and placers on tbe
eastern elope of the Cascades, on tbe north
side of tbe Columbia river, for several months
past. A few weeks since be found sOnie
p aspects in lodes on tbe bead waters of tbe
Natcbees river, aud bus gone river, to the
Sound to interest some parties there in more
extended explorations of the country through
which he has traveled. Without giving the
substance of Mr. Armstrong's statemrn s in
relation to this country, wbicb we only have
at second band, it is encouraging to know
that lie was very much elated at what be bad
learned while on bis prospecting tour. We
again call attention to tbe fuel that gold
placers were worked on the Wee-Nutcbie with
salislactory results in tbe summer of I860,
but tbe miners thereabouts never pursued
their explorations into tbe mountains to a
very great distance. Qold and silver bearing
quartz has been lound io tbe neighborhood of
Lake Chelan, and gold placers of cousidemble
value are known to exist in Kil-ta-las valley
The prevailing mania of 1861 was the Oro
Find miues, and those of tbe Nez Terces
country, in general. It carried off the few
miners who bad located north of tbe Colum
bia, and tbe contiuued discoveries in (he di
rection of Boise and Owyhee bave kept those
men from returning. As the chances of spec
ulation become less in the districts to the
south-east tbe country to the north of us will
again come promiuently before tbe public
The conveniences for supplying miners, and
working either placers or quartz lodes in thai
section are alt that can bo asked for, and the
advantage of tbe mildest climate in tbe entire
coming years. In the meantime, the best that
can be done is lo imuarl lo tbe reading public
such information in relation to it as will give
a proper idea of its resources.
Isaao F. Bloch,
C. 8. Milli.
Quartz Mills in Boisb Basis. Tbe Chick
abominy mill, at Idaho City, is about read
to commence crushing ore. Tbere are I
mills at the bead of Grimes' Creek at work,
in one of wbicb our fellow-townsmen. O.
Humason and J. H. Jackson are interested
These two mills run fifteen stamps. Tbere is
one mill of five stamps on tbe Elkboro Lode ;
two on tbe Illinois, twenty stamps; one on
tbe Landon, five stamps ; one on tbe Centre
ville, fire stamps ; one on tbe Buffalo, five
stamps. The quarts prospects of the basin are
qevkntekn B lutes have voted for tbe amend
ment to the Constitution abolishing slavery,
viz: Rhode Island, Illinois, Michigan. Massa
cbusetts, Ohio, Missouri, Maine, Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota, Kansas, New
York, Connecticut, Louisiana, Arkansas and
Tub present and past civil wars In Ilayti
furnish a pretty fair illustration of the
capacity of the colored race far solf govern.
ment, . on emerging front the condition ot
Blocli, Miller & Co.,
GrR O O 3ER S
AND DEALERS IX
Wines & Liqiiorg,
Antl Importers and Jobber of- a
Boots &, Shoos, -
! In like (a,
etc., etc., ctc-
WE HAVE AN ASSAY OFFICE IN CONNECTION
wiili our busineH. miller 1bu entire supervision1
of Mr. Miller. We make return in liars in si htiilrs-
tte guarantee all our A.tnvs ami pay Hie HIGHEST
CASH PRICE fur Hum. Vis also pay th Highest
Caah Price (or Gold Dfmt.
. BLOCH. MILLER A Cj..
n.yetf Cor. Main and Washington streets. Dalle.
WAGON & CARRIAGE
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECTFULLT
call the attention of all
To the Superior Stock of
Now In 8tore and soon to arrive, which wfll bo offered
to the trade on Libei al Terms. ,
OAK, ASH AND HICKORY PLANK
From 1 to 5 luchei.
Finished and Unfinished Oak & Hickory
SPOKES, from 1 to 3 inches
OAK & ELM IIUBS
In Pain and Sots, from 6x6 to 1410.
river basin, will tend largely to HICKORY &.ASH RIMS.
a favorable held lor enterprise In buggy. EXPRESS and SULKV siiakts. Flnl.iikd n.,.i
BUGGY and EXPRESS I'OLi.S. Finished and UuunislisuV
HICKORY AXLES, all silos;
BUGUY, WAUO.N and EXPRESS ROWS; .
OAK and HICKORY SCANTLl.NUi
v SAWEIJ FELLOES, from Vt to a Inchon; .
II KW ED TONGUES lur loor hutm and wt-toanu
LONG and SUOKT HOUNDS;
PLOW lit. A. MS and Handle, Ac, Ac.
Tta above stock wits ciirutnlly selected in the Eastern
Statu, expressly tout et the demands of this trude.
urdors lor tuiy ol the above urtisfcs, including V AGOtf
SKEJttS, BOXES, Ac., will be promptly aituuded to.
It. 11. LAW,.
S3 Front btreet, I'orllaud,
elS:tf. Opposite 0. p. .. co.'e Wharf.
XO CLOSE UUSmESS t
Relief Hose Company. 'pprlnl
ursduy) evening, at 7 o'clock. Hy order
splendid 1 iii-nitiire.
WE WILL 8EI.LTIIE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
of J. R. Bobbins, at his residence on the corner of
Tlurd and Washington Streets, on
vnnay, Novemuer a, at iu o'clock, . m.
Consiftiug of Splendid Brussels Carpets. Sofas. Easy and
uocKing cnairs, Biaines, .vnrrors, xuuies. curta ns, Cor
nices, Honks. What-Not, Cut-glass and China Ware, three
Splendid Cottage Red Room Sots, Carpets, Ac. Also,
Dining Room and Kitchen Furnitnrn.
This I- the best chance e' er ofl red in Dalles to get
nice Furniture. Remember. FK1DAY NEXT, AT 10
uuiAnjs raiNK CO, Auctioneers.
'Kcunrft nf thn f.rfnhiifk Mnnf
Thomas II. Ltulor
ffj as this day paid in One Hundred aud Twenty dol-
1 lars In (UWHiNBAOKS AT PAR. part of which
was money UToaned him in U. 8. Gold Coin, and part
ior wagesjwnicn whs cJniracioii tor lu V. B. uoid Coin.
Dallraf-Ort. 30, 1806. .o31:lw WM. K. SMART.
rpnHE UNDERSIGNED would respectfully luloriu thsli
JL patrons and the public at large, that tliey wilt
C It IN 1) OPKNING
CLIPSE CHOP HOUSE,
main sireei. comer ot court,
OLD MACK, THE PIONEER COOK, would respect
fully Inform the public that lie has. fitted ud the
above Chop House, nnd is prepared to serve up MEALS
and LUNCH in the host style and at the shortest notice.
iiai.ls and rAin'iKS rurnlshed with suppers, in the
beat style aud on the most reasonable terms.
UiSTfcKS lu every stl. Private Rooms for Ladies.
HOTJaLULO PKN ALL. NIGHT.
commence to svll this Uuy, their laige und baudsom
Uats & Cays,
Hoots A shoes,
REW BTONK STORE, WASHINGTON STREET.
rVlK UNDERSIGNED would respectfully announc
M. that lie will opcu a nrst-class Saloon iu
that he will oncu a first-class Saloon iu Fraiich A
Oilman's New Stono Building, THIS KVEN1NU, and la
prepnreu iu serve cuiiomers a liu tue oest ol
-A. T COST.
In order to retire from business, the above Stock must-
be sold within Sixty Days, aud ,
feTUICTLY A.17 COST!
All persona ludebted to the Arm will tilense call ansT
settle their bills Immediately, thereby saving all unua
cessary luture trouble. C011N liOUM.
Dalles, Oct. Z, l&Uo. ocUlf.
WHOUSUJI AND RKTA1L HEALER IN
Fancy & Staple Drj Goods,
CLOTHINC, BOOTS AND SHOES.
HATS AND CAPS, AND
Gentlemen's Furiilliiiig Goods
Fire-proof Stone Store, corner of Mutu and Couit
Wines, Liquors and Cigars. uww TW monky.
ALSO, A " - .
taniuy iroccrj ana t run siorer
Corner of Washington aud Second Streets.
10 It K
Every day and Evening.
IH TUB MATTER OF TUB ESTATE OF W. 0.
LAUUULIN, decciscdr Having filed my semi
annual account with Hie Clerk of Wusco count v, last
account lo be brouuht forward on dnv nf .Aiiilniui.k
Notice is hereby given that the second day of the No
vember term, a. D. 1SCS, lias been appoinled by the
w" wowiiug uujecuoii to noni account aim settll
mom inereoi. b. u. WOOD, Administrator.
uy urutr of lion. O. H. Denny, County Judge. oc3-tw
mllK UNDERSIGNED WISHES TO INFORM TUB
M. people of the Dalles, and the public KouoralJr. that
ha baa a large and well selected slock of
CANDIES, A'VTS, kc,
Which he will sell Wholesale and Retail at Jleduetd.
JVi'ces for CASH. Also, constantly uu htiud the Choicest
Article of FHES1I UUTTi.lt and EllUS. Also, everv
variety of FRUITS and VEGETABLES in their season.
Persons from up the country, wishing quantities of
ggs nnu rruit, uy smiling in tneir oruors, will recsiv-
X isting between T. 11. Bulger and S. Lanber; under the
firm name of T. II. BULGER k CO, la the butchering
hiluinuda linn kiuiH A lmi..l I
Dallw City. Oct. 6. 18r6. ' 4W T. H. BULGER.
Umstillfti Adoertiter will' b' Issued
pnl-weeklr ltofataro, instwd of trtweekl y.
Dissolution of Co-partnership. '.""''iufT """" o'tVXKr '
rpAKB NOTICE, that tha partnership horetoforo x-
MRS. MATTIE IIOLBROOK would renpectrully In-,
formtho Ladles ol the Dalles' and vlcinitv. tlmt
she ho opened a sliop lu connection with Miss O'Rourkey.
Wliero oiia iiph-u v w nil kiihis ui w ora witn neat
n.u Hntl fll.lultcll. lliivlnir IliMt nrrlvna fp..m .l.s L..
lbs hopes to be able lo please all as to Form and Fashion
Cloaks, uoais ana. Dresses Cut to Order
THREH DOORS Wes ot the Corner of Tllmn L,a
UNIO.N Streets. , nc21:mS '
DR. BELT has removed his office Iron Dn Craft's
Drug Slots to WaUlron'a usw 8tou building, va
suits, , oci&L.
BY TnB TERMS OF THE DISSOLUTION OP TUB
Arm of T. II. BULGER ACO..T. II. Butgrr is to
ay all debts of the firm.
Dalles, October 6, 1865.,
Attorney at Law,
DALLES, OREGON. .
OFFICE, on Second slrost, flvs doors tasi of Wsshln