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ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1878.
TT IX. Willis,
ATTCP.XEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
AY. E. CHAMPA. JlE, Proprietor.
Tbs only first-class house in Rosebura;.
Kept on the
ouiv nnMi una.
, . OAKLAND, OREGON, j
Richard Thomas, Proprietor.
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THIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR A
number of years, and hw become very popular
kith the traveling public. First-class
SLEB'ING ACCOMMODATIONS .
And the table suppllsd with the beat the market affords.
Hotel at the depot of the Railroad. , :
SUGAR PINE MILLS.
LOCATED AT SUGAR PINE MOUNTAIN,
Port Office address, LOOKING CLASS, OREGON.
The Company owing theae mills would .say they are
lrcparea vo lurmsn me
BEST OP LUMBER
At tbs inost reasonable rates.
SUGAR PINE, FIR AND CEDAR
Lumber always on hand, and all persona winning to
purcnase L,umDer will do well to give u an opportunity
t aiimg weir oraers oeiore going- sisewnero.
J. O. CALLIGHAX, President.
W. B. CLARKE, Secretary and Treasurer.
Button & Perkins, Proprietors,
' .C THE only
FIRST-CLASS HOUSE IN THE CITY
Depat of tbej C, A O. Stage Co.
WELL FURNISHED SLEEPING APARTMENTS,
the best of beds, and the most attentive ot
Isouaekeepers, and a table supplied with, the best of
LeeT the house every day on
the arrival of the cars
The traveling public, and all who favor us with their
patronage, can rest assured that they will be entertained
in sue Dost posstDie manner. u. u. BU l TW,
T. R. SHERIDAN.
J. P. SHERIDAN.
Jackson Street, Roeeburg, Oregon, near the Post OfBce,
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And Manufacturers of .
. Tin, Copper and Sheet Ircn Ware,
Are prepared te
GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
OREGON AND CALIFORNIA -
THROUGH TO SAN FRANCISCO
The Quickest, Safest and Easiest Route.
STAGES LEAVE ROSEBURC1
. Every Djr at 730 P. M.,
Making quick connection at Reading with the cars of
the c. u. H. L .
For full particulars and passage apply to
1 -s ' BUTTON A PERKINS, Agents.
TtJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY
L concern that the undersigned has been awarded
the contract for keeping the Douglas county paupers for
a period of two years. All persons in need ot assistance
from said county must first procure a certificate to that
effect from any member of the County Beard and pre
ytent It to one of the following named persons, who are
Authorised to and wilt care for those presenting such
certi floats: Button fork ins, Koseourg; 1 u. fteuogg,
Oakland; Mrs. Brown, Looking Glass. Dr. Woodruff is
authorised to furnish medical aid to all persons in need
of the same and who have been declared paupers of
Douglas county. w. a. uuakkk.
Fish Story. - .-
The pleasing picture of the Iowa hero
ine, who had two pickerel under harness
and was drawn by them up and down a
pond in a beautiful little boat, was the
sweetest nsn story ever ciippea witn an
exchange editor's sheers. But who
shall say the ingenuity of the local
chronicler - has got to ' the end of his
tether and devised the sweetest possible
.tisb. story 1 ; Here is the Whitehall
Times, for instance, with a romance of
the queen of the speckled beauties. A
man has an artificial fish pond with at
least 3,000 fish, eacn weighing from
half pound to two pounds, more or less.
He also, lias a little girl, five years old,
who has succeeded in training the fish
jjo that she can go to the edge o : the j
pond and with a handful of bread crumbs
feed them from her chubby little hands.
They have learned to jump out of the
water and snatch worms out of her
fingers and they are extremely fond of
their little mistress. One day she lost
her balance, and pitched headlong into
the water where it was deep. She says
that when she went "way down" she
called lustily for help. Her cries quickly
attracted, her parents, and they were
. horrified at seeing the little daughter
floating upon the surface of the pond.
The father rushed to the edge and
reached out for his pet, and as he raised
' her from the water a perfect solid mass
cf trout was found beneath her. These
faithful subjects of the little queen, as
she fell -quickly gathered beneath her,
and thus showed their love for their
mistress by bearing up her body until
aid arrived, thus preventing her from
meeting a waterjr grave. New York
Third Day, Sept,
After 'approving joomutes of previous
meeting, Cochran and George were ap
pointed for ioint committee on rules.
Notice of bills were given as follows:
Haley To amend the charter of the
city of Albany.
Colvig To amend mining laws of Or
egon. Bradshaw To amend usury laws;
also to amend laws relating to assist
ance in certain offices of the State,
Burnett To amend laws, and incor
porate the town of Amity.
Senate proceeded to House to hear
the Governor's message, , " , r j
After dissolution of convention Sen
ate re-assembled, and 'Thos. Davidson,
of Grant, appeared and took the oath of
office. Adjourned till 2 P. M.
- AFTERNOON SESSION.
Colvig and Davidson were appointed
committee to inspect institution for deaf
mutes. : .-! ;
Apperson offered a resolution for a
committee to inspect books of the Treas- j
urer. - j
Bills introduced and read first time as
Colvig To amend Sec. 20, title 1,
class 5, laws of Oregon.
Waldo To amend Sec. 4 title 2, class
1, code of civil procedure.
Bilyeu To re-district the State.
Bradshaw To define duties of State
Burch To legalize election of certain
justices of the peace in Yamhill county.
George For adjudication and pay
ment of claims.
Fulton To regulate salmon fishing on
George To authorize building of
bridge at Portland.
Lord Relating to assignees and cred
Burnett To appoint short hand re
porters for the courts.
Hirph To provide for appointment of
a fishing commission.
Lord Relating to practice of medi
cine. .' j ."
Bradshaw To incorporate town of
George -To regulate course of public
Hirsch To amend laws relating to
attachments ; also, to amend law relating
First business after approval of min
utes was joint convention to receive mes
sage of Governor. .
House and Senate in joint convention,
Apperson of Senate and White and
Stratton of House, appointed committee
to wait on outgoing Governor and in
form him of their readiness to meet him.
Judges of Supreme Court of United
States, Supreme Court of Oregon, State
officers and ex-Senators invited within
the bar. '
Governor Chadwick and Governor
elect Thaver entered the hall. -
Governor Chadwick read his message
to the two houses, which occupied nearly
an hoar and a half.
Governor elect Thayer was then pre
sented by president of convention, and,
after the oath of office had been admin
istered by Judge Boise, read his inaugu
ra! address, which was received with ap
Convention dissolved and .House ad
journed till 2 P. M. ,
House concurred in S. J. R. for com:
mittee on insane. ."
Three dollars' Worth of postage stamps
ordered for each member.
Following bills introduced and read
By Hewitt relating to conveyances
of real property.
Thompson To amend the charter of
the city of Portland: ordered printed.
Gates Authorizing; Dalles city to dis
pose of certain lands: it lered printed.
Starkweather Calling for full report
from school land commission.
Thompson-r-For Bale of Swamp lands;
One thousand copies Governor's mes
sage ordered printed.
Following committees appointed: To
visit Insane Asylum, Hewitt, Green and
Starkweather; on rules, Stearns, Reed
and Chandler; to examine Treasurers
books, Galloway, Stearns and Grant.
Adjourned to 10 A. M. on the 12th.
Fourth-Day, Sept 12th, 1878.
Opened with prayer by Rev. M. Baker.
Rules amended to change the number
of members of judiciary committee from
three to five.
Bills of the following purport were
By Haley To amend assessment laws;
ordered printed; also, to amend the city
charter of Albany. '
Watt To more clearly define the du
ties of County Assessors, and to pro
vide for appointment of deputy; ordered
. .Brown AO secure laoorers lien.
Myers To empower State Treasurer
to redeem certain outstanding State
Colvig To allow defendant in crim
inal f ction to testify in his own behalf ;
also, making husband and wile compe
tent witnesses for each other.
Fullon To define rights and fix lia
bilities of married women.
Brown To amend public instruction
Burch To amend civil code regulat
ing attorneys fees.
CTeorge To amend Sea 3, Chap. 64,
Jfalmer lo amend law governing
election of supreme and circuit judges.
Bilyeu Td amend Chap. 15, title 6,
Sec. 121, civil code.
The President announced the standing
committees as follows:
Judiciary -Burnett, Haines, Brad
shaw, Lord and George.
Ways and Means Cochran, Penning
Elections Haley, Burch, Waldo.
Claims Smith, Davidson, Green.
Corporations Bilyeu, Jasper, Hirsch.
Counties Bradshaw, Thompson, Ful
tpn. Military Ross, Brown, Apperson.
Commerce- Davis, Brown, Fulton.
Education Brown, Palmer, Colvig. '
Engrossed Bills Myers, Smith, Ap-plegate.
-hnrolled Bills Palmer, Thompson,
Roads and Highway Green, Bent-
ey, Uolvig. .
Public Lands Thompson, Haines,
Federal Relations Bentley, Apper
son, Waldo. - ,
Mining Davidson, Green, Penning
ton. ::" '-r-..
Printihg -Cochran, George, Myers.
Railroads Jasper, Haley, Wattc
Public Buildings Haines, Ross, Lord.
Adjourned till 2 P. M.
Bills introduced of following import:
By Waldo To amend law relating to
suits m equity.
1 ulton lb define homesteads.
Brown To create office of surveyor
and scaler of logs.
George To amend Sec. 986, general
Thompson To amend Sec 669, gen
Brown To amend act incorporating
town of Marshfield.
ueorge lo give jurisdiction over
lands for construction of canaL
Watt To amend law relating to text
books and duties of School clerks,
Bradshaw To repeal acts relating to
assistant Secretary of State; assistant
Treasurer, and clerical aid for State de
Hirsch To amend law relating to
Smith To amend Sec 1,121, title 6,
chapter 15 general laws.
Myers To repeal Sec 4i or .title 1,
chapter 14 general laws
Hirsch To repeal Sec 7 1 6 code of
Hirsch To amend Sec 218 code of
Myers To amend law relating to
assessment and taxation.
Bradshaw To repeal law relating to
mileage of judges.
. Myers To amend laws pertaining to
duties of Treasurer.
Burnett To amend Sec 766, title 7
Bill of following import were
READ SECOND TIME
And referred to appropriate committees.
Construction of portages ; railroad
Amending statute of limitation; judic
Portland bridges; committee on com
Incorporating town of Lafayette;
Charles Whiteaker appointed enrolling
and C. F. Beattie engrossing clerk.
Resolutions- By Thompson providing
for a committee to audit claims growing
out of late Indian war.
Hirsch for investigation ot opera
tion of law regulating the locks.
Bilyeu For investigation and esti
mate of completion or partial completion
oi uapitoi Duiitting.
George Adding two members to
insane asylum committee Haines ap
pointed on part of Senate.
Five hundred copies of Thayer's
inaugural, and Chadwick's message ;
The Speaker announced standing com
mittees as follows:
Elections Chandler.Tdatthieu, Will,
Ways and Means Galloway, Stearns,
Education Dorris, Lee, Purdin.
Judiciary Gates, Stearns, Evarts,
Claims Grant, Thompson, Chandler.
Military Wheeler, Bewley, New
Roads and Highways Reeves, Foun
Engrossed Bills Campbell, Reed,
Enrolled Bills Stratton, Purdin,
Indian Affairs Webdell, Wintzm-
Printing Hughes, Stratton, Gallo
Corporations Hewitt, Acton, Evarts.
Commerce- Thompson, Schroeder,
Dunham, Stewart, CaldwelL
Counties Braback, Carter, Tyson.
Fed. Relations Green, Chenoweth,
Mining Curtis, Riley, Kohler.
Public Lands Townsend, White, Gil
Public Buildings Hendricks, Cole,
Resolution by White, of Umatilla,
adopted, instructing judiciary committee
to inquire into constitutionality and ex
pediency of passing a law regulating
rates of fare and transportion over the
railroad around the Dalles of the Colum
bia river, and report to the house as early
as possibly by bill or otherwise
Bills of following import introduced:
By Gates Authorizing Dalles city to
sell certain lands.
Fretland To prevent employment of
Chinese on public works.
Gates To amend laws relating to
Galloway -To amend law governing
State Penitentiay, and providing for
election of Superintendent - , ;
Ramsby To punish persons provok
ing breach of the peace. ;
Forbes For protection of game and
The judiciary committee was instructed
to examine matter of assessments and
Adjourned till 2 P. M.
. AFTERNOON 8ES8ION. -
Steams introduced bill to amend code
in reference to garnishment of debtors'
The House adopted resolutions of res
pect to the memory of R R. Grimes,
member of the last house, and adjourned
to 10:30 A. M. on the 13th.
Fifth Day, Sept. 13th.
Following appointments for commit
tees read by president:
On Capitol buildmg Bilyeu, Jasper,
Locks at Oregon City Hirsch, Dav
Message of incoming governor Col
vig, ureen, I'enmngton.
Assessments -Hines, Burnett, Watt
Bills of following import introduced:
By Colvig To amend mining laws.
Colvig For payment of war claims.
Brown To provide for erection of
insane hospital ;
Bradshaw To provide for a constitu
tional convention; ordered printed.
Resolutions of respect for the memory
of Hon. C. L. Jewell were passed and
the Senate adjourned till 2 o'clock P. M.
Reed and Dorris appointed on joint
committee on Capitol building. Chand
ler added to ioint committee to visit
insane asylum. ;
Memorial asking Congress to provide
for a harbor of refuge at Port Orford;
Petition from citizens of Baker County
asking for definition of boundary be
tween Baker and Grant Counties, pre
sented and laid over.
Acton offered resolution calling upon
custodian of Capitol building to inform
the House by what authority drinking
saloons were allowed in the building.
Bills of following import read first
To limit time for commencement of
action to . recover possession ; of real
lo protect stock raising interests.
lo amend canal and .Locks commis
To amend law relating to assessors.
To amend law relating to mill dams.
Hamilton, of Linn, was then excused
from attendance, on account of illness.
Bills of following import introduced:
Reed For completion! of Capitol
building; referred to committee on Capi-
Evarts- To, repeal Umatilla and
Wasco fence law; read first time i
Evarts To define lawful fences.
Schroeder To define duties of assess
Galloway Joint resolution to inves
tigate State Printer's office; adopted, and
Galloway and Stratton appointed on
part of House. I
Berkley lo prevent spread of infec
tious diseases, i
Reed Resolution for constitutional
amendment allowing the incorporation
of a company to construct a railroad
from Portland to Winnemucca; referred
to special committee of Reed, Gates,
Hewitt, Campbell and Stearns. .
Wright Granting privileges to JN. r.
R. R. Co. on completion of road around
Cascades and the Dalles.
Townsend To incorporate the town
Tyson Resolution to inquire into ad
visability of abolishing the office of State
Printer; Tyson and lownsend appointed
committee on part of the House
Bills of the following import were read
second time and referred:
Portland bridge bill To committee
For protection of game To military
Amending law relating to verdicts of
nines; to judiciary committee
Kelatrng to conveyance or real prop
erty; to judiciary committee
Authorizing Dalles city to dispose ot
lot 4. sec. 3, T. 1 N., R. 13 K; to com
mittee on public lands.
Appointment of State Land Kegister
and regulating sale of land and disposi
tion of money; to same.
Stearns presented memorial from Jrort-
land Board of Trade asking for a law
protecting salmon; laid on table
Adjourned until loth at I Jr. M.
Sixth Day, Sept 16th.
: . Senate.
Bills of following import introduced
and read first time:
Bentley For protection of logging
JRoss l or destruction of noxious
Grimm To amend act incorporating
town of Gervais. . .
Myers To allow State land fund
warrants to be received in payment for
Bradshaw To create office of clerk
of board of publie land commissioners
with salary at $1,200 a year.
. IL B. 3, to redistrict State; ' read sec
ond time and referred to election com
Senate concurred in IL C. R, for
abolishing office of State Printer, and
Smith and Lord appointed on committee.
Adjourned. , j.
Petition for fixing lines between
Baker and Grant counties; taken from
table and referred to committee on court'
ties. i A-.
Petition for incorporation of town of
Independence; taken up and referred to
j committee on corporations;
Memorial from Portland Board of
Trade; referred to committee on com
merce Bills of following imiort were read
Stearns Fixing water .rates in towns
of 10,000 inhabitants.
Green To regulate distribution of
Kohler To amend charter of city of
Thompson To regulate pilotage and
on Columbia and Willamette
Chenoweth To amend road law.
Hazard To incorporate town of Leb
Seventh Day, Sept 17th.
. Senate. '
Called to order at 10 o'clock. Jour-
nakof yesterday read and approved.
SECOND READING OF BILLS.
Relating to duties of State Treasurer;
referred to committee on ways and
means. . ; - ' .
Legalizing certain elections in Yam
hill county; committee on judiciary.
Adjudication and payment of claims;
committee on judiciary.
Regulating salmon fisheries on Colum
bia river; committee on commerce
To secure creditors a just division of
the estates of debtors; committee on
Burnett To provide for short hand
reporters to the courts. Hirsch Bill
to create office of fish commissioners.
Lord To promote medical science
George To establish uniform course of
public instruction; amended to give
women right to vote at all school meet
ings. Hirsch To amend law regulating
attachments. ' '
ELECTION OF SENATOR.
First ballot For J. H. Slater Bil
yeu, .bradshaw, crown, Uurnett, Uurch,
Cochran, Davidson, Dove,Green, Haines,
Halsey, Jasper, Myers, Palmer, Pen
rington, Smith, Thompson and White
For N. B. Knight Grim, Lord, Wal
For J. K. Kelly Ross and Bentley,
For W. D. Hare Fulton and George.
For Jesse Applegate Watt
For Dolph Apperson and Hirscn.
BILLS READ BY TITLE.
To amend charter of Albany and to
amend charter of Marshfield.
Bill for U. S. jurisdiction over certain
lanas ai xae cascaues, lor the purpose
of constructing canal; reported from
committee with recommendation that it
pass; third reading to-morrow.
Petition presented for road from Ke-
halem river to Summit House, Clatsop;
m ..1 -a
ana tor settlement ot war claims m
.Resolution for appointment of joint
committee on war claims: adopted, and
Lord and Thompson appointed on part
"Brown and . Fulton were appointed
special committee to visit State Univer
sity and report thereon.
Myers and George appointed on com
mitteee to investigate canal commis
sioners, v .-. '
Myers and Jasper, appointed com
mittee to examine report of the State
superintendent of public instruction.
Bills of following import introduced:
Brown J? or relief of John Flannigan.
George To provide for uniform taxa
Fulton To amend criminal code.
Burdett To amend law referring to
George To amend law of attachment
Apperson To amend law governing
tax assessments; adjourned.
Portland bridge bill reported back
from committee with the recommenda
tion that it pass.
Uates appropriating fo.UUU to pay
expenses of centennial commission.
lteea lo regulate toreign corpora
tions doing business in the State.
Dorris To prevent fast driving on
Campbell lo amend Sec. 1, chapter
38, general laws; also, to return money
paid by applicants for certain swamp
Newman For relief of John Cochran.
Stearns To amend law in regard
to redemption of lands sold for taxes.
Hewitt To regulate fees of ' county
officers; read by title under suspension
of rules. .
White To provide an internal im
Evarts Cncerning branding cattle;
and for keening record of estrays; and
manner of selling same.
lyson To regulate rates of interest
Starkweather in the chair Thompson
of Lane Bill to regulate common car
riers and prevent unjust discrimination
by them against persons or places.
lownsend To regulate sale of liquors.
Johnson For relief of Grant County.
ELECTION OF SENATpi
For James IL Slater Beckley, Chan
dler, Curtis, Chenoweth, Campbell,
C ld weil, Dorris, Evarts, Green, Grant,
Gates, Galloway, Hewitt, Hazard, Hen
dricks, J ohnson, Matthieu, Kienhart
Reeves, Schroedei, Stewart, Schooling,
Townsend, Wheeler, White, Wright,
Webdell, Mr. Speaker 30.
For K. P. Boise Durham Gilbert,
Ramsby, Smith, Scott, Tyson 6 :
For W. C. Johnson Forbes, Kelly
Starkweather, Will 4.
; For J. W. Nesmith Fountain, Kah
-For Dolph Acton, Stearns 2..
For W. D. Hare Bewley, Carter,
For A. J. Dufur Fretland 1.
For J. IL Mitchell Bennett, Wint-
For J. F. Watson Ruey, Thompson.
For L. S. Scott Lee 1.
For H. Failing Reed 1.
For E. R. Geary Stratton 1 . -
Report of Centennial Commission re
ferred to special committee Hughes,
BILLS READ SECOND TIME.
IL B. 7, relating to swamp lands; bill
authorizing Dalles city to sell land;
both referred to committc e on public
lands. Providing for election of Super
intendent of Penitentiary; referred to
Bpecial committee- Galloway, Green,
Thompson. To prevent employment of
Chinese on public works; ordered to
third reading to-morrow. Amending
charter . of Portland; referred to mem
bers from Multnomah. To punish per
sons provoking breaches ot peace: re
ferred to judiciary committee. For
protection of game; referred to commit
tee on military affairs. For, garnishee
ment of wages of judgment debtors; re
ferred to judiciary committee. Regu
lating the apportionment of school fund;
referred to committee on education.
Regulating time for commencement of
actions for real property. Regulating
public roads and private ways; referred
to committee on roads. To protect
stock-growing interests; ordered to third
reading to-morrow. Providing for di
vision of counties into assessment dis
tricts; referred to committee on counties.
Amending charter of Jacksonville; re
f erred to committee on corporations.
Incorporating the town of Lebanon; re
ferred to Linn county members.
House concurred in Senate resolution
for committee on war , claims Ramsby,
Grant and Evarts appointed on com
mittee Purdin, Reed and White ap
pointed on committee to visit State
University and report thereon. Hughes,
Starkweather and Webdell appointed
on locks commission committee.
BILLS INTRODUCED. .
Purdin Regulating apportionment of
Bradley Changing time for meeting
of Legislature to first Monday in Jan
uary. Chandler Fixing boundary between
Baker and Grant counties.
Hendricks To punish tramps.
House concurred in Senate resolution
to investigate affairs of Superintendent
of Public Instruction.
ITEMS m TELEGUAFII.
Midhat Pasha will be sent to Crete to re
The late silver dollar orders have been
A new creek, prospecting ricblv. is re
ported at Cassiur.
A fisherman at Babylon. L. I., took his
life after trying to kill bis wife.
Tn a drunken row at New Roohelle. a la
borer was beat and kicked to death.
The flood in Newmarket. Rrantford and
uait, utnaaa. was very aestrucuye.
The floods have destroyed rtDwards of
1,000 bouses in Jullinder, district of Pun-
xuere is mucn depression in festn at
the continued depredations of the Bos
A majority of the Massachusetts Demo
crats seem favorable t Butler for Gov
ernor. . - .. '
Forest fires still continue to raee with un
abated fury alone the coast of Vancouver
An immense illicit distillery at Trek-
town, Tenn., has been destroyed by the au
Gen. Todleben has had a farewell audi
ence with the sultan prior to bis departure
A drunken husband in Brooklvn caused
the death of bis wile by throwing her from
in a quarrel am on or bricklayers, near
New Brunswick, N. J., one of them was
Quartz news from Cariboo continue favor- 1
able. A ten stamp mill will be started in
The secretary of the treasurv announces
turn ne win pay out silver dollars on cur
a crravei train lumped the track near
Roxbury, Conn., killing two laborers and
( A now crater has otened in Vesuvius in
the bottom of the old one. Lava is flowing
into ion oia crater.
The statue of Humboldt bas been nur-
cnasea d.v xienry anaw, wuo uas presented
it to toe city oi ot. jjouis.
Grasshoppers are in Guatemala and San
Salvador, and have destroyed the indigo
crop, ine conee crop is very ttne
Some Cheyennes have left- their reserva
tion with the avowed intention of joining
sitting tsun. .troops are in pursuit
The libel suit against ' the Chronicle.
hrnno-ht hy ox-XAriRtnr Haro-nnf. an1 I
gressman Page, bas been postponed.
Exchanges at the clearing: houso Ssn
Francisco last week, aggregate about $24.-
uuu.uou, oy tar tne largest yet reported
The Maine House complete stands 65 Re
publicans, 4 Democrats elected by Republi
cans, Z7 uemocrats and at oreenuackers
The Vatican will increase th Catholic
propagandawitb the hope ol stopping the
revolutions in souin America,
It has been agreed between Bismarck
and the Vatican that the Catholic Church
skMtll be ruled in accordance with the Prus
Political meetings are held at Victoria al
most nightly in the interest of the various
candidates for the IJouse of Commons
There are five candidates running in Vic
A vonng man named Boatwar e. of Berk
ley, Texas, has been arrested for killing
eix'it children of Mr. Lynch, whom
he afterwards burned. Lyncn was snot
It is stated that the Porte will not only
accept England s programme of reforms
ior Asia Minor, out win very
a proclamation extending it
to ine wnote
Fortv-six Bosnians and Servians and 200
Mussulmans bave been executed atSerajevo
in the past two weeks. The people are
very bitter aginst the Austrian in conse
As soon as the Russians evacuate Tche
kinije, Cbattelja and Derkos, Baker Pasha
will complete tbe defense or me works on
those lines and commence the construction
of another line of defense near Constantino
The recent flood in West Virginia has
been especially severe on railroad and
farming property. A haodred thousand
dollars worth of property bas been de
stroyed in Moadville, Pa., by the heavy
.rams.. !..,,.. .
William "White, of Visalia, caught Dr.
Men ring m his wife bed room, and In a
souffle killed- bim by cutting bis throat,
The wife claims that the Doctor was there
on a professional visit, though caught upon
we noor togetner,
We publish the most important! part of the
retiring Governor's message, leaving out much
that is a repetition of matters recently pub
lished in the newspapers of the State:
Gentlemen of the Senate and Howe of Rrpre
tentative of the Legislative Assembly oj
the Stat of Oreyon: , - j :
Under the Constitution of Oregon it is
made the duty of the Governor tq give to the
Legislative . Assembly information touching
the condition of the State, and tq recommend
such measures as he shall judge to be expedi
ent In compliance with this constitutional
requirement I have the honor t$ submit for
your consideration the following: J i
Hon. L. F. Grover having been elected at
the last session of the Legislature to a seat in
the United States Senate,- resigned. the office
- c ri . it.- l i . e i ' i . w 1 oT
and the same thereupon Revoking aPe&nasr!asKtI for th P" two
under the Constitution, I immediately entered
upon the discharge of its duties. 1 1 am grati
fied to be able to say that during my brief
term of office the people of Oregon have en
joyed in good measure the blessings of gen-
er u health and prosperity, reriiaps no state
in the Union has been more highly favored
than ours in these respects, or has greater
cause for thankfulness to Divine Providence
far benefits bestowed. The many'disturbances
and depressions in trade and commerce that
have seriously attested the industrial and fi
nancial condition of other States have not in
jured Oregon in any material degree. On the
contrary, although several counties in the
eastern part of the State have been exposed
to the ravages of a desolating Indian war, the
development of our commerce, though slow,
has been sure and steady, and our varied in
dustries have generally manifested a healthy
activity, and have met with reasonable re
turns. The foundation of our growth is firm
and reliable. Tie vast material resources of
Oregon furnish a solid and enduring basis for
the spirit of enterprise that animates our peo
ple, and for that wonderful superstructure of
vigorous ana inruty 'statenooa wnicn we are
rearing here on this western shore of the con
tinent. . We are not dependent for our pros
perity upon any morbid spirit of speculation,
or upon other abnormal or adventitious causes.
lnere is tnerefore no over-growth, but on the
contrary, our progress in material wealth, and
in all the elements that go to make up a great
and powerful State, is healthy and steady.
The balances in the treasury at the close ot
the financial year ending September 11, 1576,
were sti3,84 54.
To the credit of the several funds as fol
General fund, coin.... . ..... '..i. ......
General fund, currency
. l.ttJO 93
Common school fund, principal, coin ......
t'oramon school fund, princijial, currency.. .
Common school fund, interest, coin ... .. . .
Common school fund, interest, currency.. . .
, l.Osl 58
university (una, principal, coin
Vnivereity fund, principal, currency;
Escheat fund, coin. . -
bscheat fund, currency
Soldiers' bounty fund, coin.
Soldiers relief rand, coin
State land fund, coin -;
State land fund, currency ".
Five per cent. V. . land fund, cola ........ 1,710 3
Five per cent. IT- S. land fund, currency . . . . 5 63
Afrricultural college land fund, currency. . . . 1,9ns f9
bwamp land tuna, coin. . .i.i... S'sn 18
State capitol buildinif land fund, coin. ..... . 64A 00
Tide land fund, coin..... 1.8S1 21
Total balance, as above J. . . 3,894 54
Received Bince into the treasury the sum of
$828,561 91. To the credit of the following
General fund, coin .1409,044 SO
General fund, currency. .... 12,295 60
Common school fund, princijial, coin. ...... 26,000 26
Common school mild, principal, currency. . . v,,w is
University fund, coin, principal 13,998 56
University fund, eoin, interest 8,800 97
University fund, currency, principal........ 1,00 00
University fund. Interest, currency - 704 66
Soldiers' bounty fund, coin. ................. : 41,516 92
Soldiers relief fund, coin. 20,758 46
Common school fund, interest, com 64,6fj9 97
Common school fund, interest, currency.. . . 81,019 62
Escheat fund, coin... 4.SW 01
Escheat fund, currency ........ . ........ 308 45
State land fund, coin. 9,9nl 07
(state land fund, currency.. 11,507 68
Swamp land fund, coin.......... 14,230 SO
state capitol building tana tuna, coin... .... x.ovz uu
Tide land fund, coin. . 1,261 U7
five per cent. li. S. land fund, com ........ 2,312 85
Five per cent. U .8. land fund, currency, . , . 2,678 73
Agricultural eolleee land fund, currency .... 25,223 51
Outstanding warrant fund, coin. l2o,W53 50
Paid out since, of all the funds, the sum cf
$779,560 81. To the debit of the following
General fund, com...... ...t 65,872 12
General fund, currency. 124 18
ix'insiative runu, coin. ... a 12,04a 04
Penitentiary fund. coin........... 71.SU5 88
Judicial fund, coin. 35,098 32
Executive fund, ooin. . ; .... 14,923 23
Insane fund,-coin 175,797 7S
Insane fund, currency. &.000 00
Convict fund, coin .....4.... 18,667 98
Printing fund, coin..
Incidental fund, coin
Incidental fund, currency 1 . , . ., , .-j, .
Penitentiary building fund, coin
State house building fund, ooin.
rutimve runu, 00111.. ,
Indigent fund, coin.
Modoc war fund, coin
Agricultural college fund, coin ...........
U niversity buildine fund, coin.
Tide land fund, coin.
Common school fund, principal, coin... . ...
Common school fund. Principal, currency.
Common school fund, interest, com. ........ KJ,V4U 44
Common school fund, interest, currency.. . . 81,293 IS
University fund, principal, coin ........ j. . . 12,937 00
University fund, interest, coin.. ............ 7,6t8 60
University fund, principal, currency. . . . .. . . 1,860 85
University fund, interest, currency.-....... 7o4 68
Escheat fund, coin. ,496 10
Escheat fund, currency 587 3
Soldiers' bounty fund, coin 4... 8,678 76
State land fund, coin
State land fund, currency
rive per cent. V. a. land Mate fund, coin. . .
Five per cent. U. S. land State fund, cur
rency. .1 j...
Agricultural colletce land fund, currency. . . ,
Swamp land fund, coin., i...
State capitol building- land fund, coin .......
Lea vine funds in the treasury Setember 9,
1S7S, SI 12,895 60. To the credit of the sev
eral funds as follows:
General fund, ooin.... I 18,922 91
General fund, currency. - 8,092 83
Common school fund, principal, coin.. . . .'. . ,. 2,808 39
Common school fund, imncinal, currency. .. 1,288 27
University fund, principal, coin .
ltuh;i)., vuui ...... . tv
Interest, coin J. . . 1,1C2 87
University fund, Interes
Soldiers' bounty i
t fund, coin.
Soldiers' relief fund. coin. . .
Common school fund, interest, coin
Common school fund, interest, currency.. . .
ucbeat fund, com , . . .
State land fund, coin...
Stats land fund, currercy
Swamp land f mid, coin
State capital building tund, coin ..
Tids land fund, eoin
Five per cent. U. 8. land State fund, coin . . .
Five percent. V, 8, land State t wad, cur
rency. 1,170 98
Agricultural college laud fund, currency...
University Building fund coin. 3.293 36
Outstanding Sfarraut found, com...... ..... 629 14
Total.. 1112,895 64
ttomu oeanng i percent, interest: .
oldiers" bounty bonds ... 26,400 00
Soldiers' relief bonds.. . .. . V 761 00'
Lock bonds payable out nf in- .
ternal improvt ment . Una
fund......... 160,000 09
Modoc war bonda payable out ol
general rumi... 132,858 80 5320,019 86
warrants arawinir iu per cent interest:
Wagon roadwarranU, payable
out ot swamp, overflowed, :
tide, 5 per cent. t . 8. land '
sale and other fabd funds.., 138.600 00
Ontstanuintr warrants payable
trom nmog a en rea iront spe-
cud tu..,. 192,975 62 331,575 62
. Tots) liabilities... 9151,596 48
During the past two nscal vears there have
been paid from the treasury on account of
oststawdmg warrants $32,648 23 principal
and$44tw 13 interest out of funds derived
from the special tax authorized to be levied by
me last jLguuauye Aasemwy. -
LIABILITIES OF THE ST.;
baa also been paid o
warrants 4723 77 principal
interest out of the general fund.
There are also warrants of t -standing
that have been adve
ment, which have sot been pre -;
ing to $4,451 23,, to be paid on
fund, and the cash remains in ;
be applied to this purpose.
In addition to this last imoo,
sum of $475 08 in the treasury .
ment of advertised warrants of t.
to be paid: out of the outstjii-.
fund. . . '
la tbe statement of disuursvsrierjts,
past two -years the amounts psid on at
of i old and new -warrant and ij
are included, : The report of tie Tr
urer will contain a statement . pf i&ese dis
bursementb in detail. I reriepfftjily refer
you to his report and also totwport of the
ecreE&ry ot mate lor
, ; . ' '
The care of the insane and idiotic of tbe
State is one of the most sacred trusts confided
to you as legislators, and will doubtless re
ceive your early and earnest attention. The
number of these unfortunate is steadily in
creasing, and the expense of their main ten- j .
ance and treatment is j early becoming a heav- '
ier burden upon the State. It will be your
duty to make such provision for them as shall
be consistent with humanity and justice on
tbe one band and economy on the other. 1
commend to your consideration tbe question .
of taking the insare under the immediate care "
of the State, in an asylum of its own, though
I do not deem it proper to miJce any recom
mendation upon, that subject.
! EDUCATION. '
It is regarded as one of the first and most
sacred duties of a State to mak 3 sufficient pro
vision for tbe education of im youth. This
duty bas not been neglected in Oregon. . Per
haps in no Mate in the Union Las so ample a
foundation been so early laid tor a wise and.
sound school system. The public schools of
Oregon, at least in the more favored localities,
will compare creditably with -these of the
same grade in any of her listtr States. , We
have cause indeed, all things considered, to
be proud of our school system and of tbe
heartiness and ieal with which it is generally
supported by the people. ! The great mass of
our citizens are always ready to favor any ad
vance in this particular, and will steadily and
sturdily oppose every measure calculated to
impair the efficiency of the machinery of pub-
be infraction. . . .. -
There has been a steady, rapid and hea.tby
growth in the: common schools of the State
within the past six years! Tha attendance in
constantly increasing and beco ming mors reg
ular. The teachers are grow .Bg more and
more efficient, and the methods of instruction ,
more systematic and thorough, while the offi
cial supervision ot tbe school is becoming
closer and more vigorous, lut a still more
healthy sign is the iucreasiog interest of the
people in this , matter j of education. This
growth cf interest is manifest 1 for instuice
in the greater popularity of teachers' inati-
tutes. A few years agj a Stt te teachers' in
stitute held at the capital, a iter roonti.s .i
preparation, attracted jbat little atfentiou.
To-day a gathering of this sort can scarcely be
held in any part of the State which tjere
will not be a large popular an. Uence, in t&Ai-
tion to a lull attendance ot eacners, it 13
the exception now rather than, thu rule for
such an institute to be a total failure. It was
far otherwise five or six years t go.
It is hardly necessary to un iress upon tbe
members of this Legislature the importance of
our public school interests, ana the necessity
ot making them tne oojecf ot a pecu.ariy
tender and fostering care. Let us he judi
cious and cautious in our actio 1 upon this sub
ject We have, at least in on aline, an excel
lent school system; let us t a careful not to
injure or distort it by any Unw se or hasty k'g
For lull information upon this subject I re
fer you to the report of the sa perintetui .t "
public instruction. Dr. llowla id, and I c i
your special attention to his sr ggesttor.s 6 j to
amendments .needed in the k.o1 law. I&
gives me pleasure to be able to speak in t-rr;.i
of praise of the faithfulness a;d efiicieaty cf
this gentleman as a public offUer. During tie
period of my association with him ia the
board of edaeatioa I have all ays found lira
zealous. in the discharge os bis dutje aod.
courteous and gentlemanly in iiis deineam;?.
In dealing with the Indians in time of peace
it would not be safe, in eveiy case, to treat
those who are iouud away frora their reserva
tions as renegades. Under xistuig treaties
they frequently have as many rights as the
white people in the matter ol listung, bunting.
etc, on unoccupied lands; at least they so
interpret the provisions ot the treaties. 1 lie
treaty entsred into by the Government with
the Cayuses, Walta Wallas and Umatillas se
cures to them the exclusive right of taking
fish in the streams running through and bor
dering upon their resMvatio as, and at all
other usual and accustomed sationa in com
mon with citizens of the Unite! States, and of
erecting suitable buildings for curing the
same; and also tne privilege oi nunung,
gathering roots and berries and pasturing
their stock on unclaimed lasas m common
with citizens. Indians on these reservations
well understand these privilege, and we find
that a jealousy exists between them and citi
zens ot the united states we ere, in accoru-
ance with the stipulations, im-y pasture their
stock in common ou unclaimed lands. The
attack made upon herders and their stock, in
the late outbreak, was no dntbt a. desperate
attempt to exclude them from this joint use
of thes lands. If the real facts are ever de
veloped, tbe r will probably show tLat the
fight with Capt. Sperry'a company and the
murder of citizens having stoat m tn v -'-
ity were largely tne worn, ot si c.i..ti i.j.-i.i.,y
Indians. I he privueges mu.ranteed to tha
Indians by this treaty are jut extensive
enough to create misunder tasulings. Per
haps they are ' sot generally . nndo! ex
cept' by - the Indians thei.ii sives. . Inilai.s
Irom the reservation claim tne ni.t, cnuur
the treaty, to go to Camas Irairia siid ovtr
these stock ranges at all times. l'.eaej.lo Iu.
diana claim the same thing. - : ,
While the hostile Indians vers at Can.-.
Prairie, there were also there rescwation In.
dians from north of the Columbia, for whom it
is claimed that they were theio to d:g ci-pias.
With these Yakimas there were aiso ren- ::u:e
Columbias. I The Yakimas hsdno legaiir.r.va
business at Camas Prairie; aud l:.t:es it
turns out that, instead .of latherlrj tau .-a
they were aiding the hostiis Indians ia t f
removal of stolen stock, ai a aoutt.i'.s iu
other particulars also. These 'fhcnaiy" 1 i-
dians did not remain long uitae caimui lx" ...
No sooner were the gunbeaa placed o.i tv,t
river, under the order t f the dt j art
ment commander, to guard tie crowi'uig above
and below Umatilla, than ti.t so to tV.il
"friendly" Indians appeared t tl.c.-s cr - h
ings with large bauds of stole l fccn-es, v. Li.h
they were driving away f n n ths s fr.e o
danger. Ia other words ti.t' wr tsr.
the booty acquired by the ho tils k.'.i j
were then engaged in mnrdr a;: S n . ' ;
citizens in the southern ptrt of Uf...
county. The gunboats at tha (. "i: r..:
river fired into them aud th y retur: st I t;.a
fire with all the earnestness i i d r-',.u I
avowedly hostile Indians, i i -ing
to allow that they were f -peacefully
traveling from c-r i
v. a- r
-c i rv 6 1
tba f i
camaa grouna xo aaotar. ' '.
their dariog and warlike i,
doubt of tiieir hostile ci.tt
VoaUnuwl on i vim s 1