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Oregon City, Oregon ,
; Fr&ay : TJov, 10, 1871.
Sixth Volume.
With this issue, the Enterprise enters
volume six. We made no promises when
we commenced the volume which has just
.closed, consequently we have no apology
tto make Jor any pledges unfulfilled. It
' was oar intention when we took posses
sion of this paper, to make it a good and
reliable local newspaper, and a faithful
worker far the beet interests of the people
of our town aUcounty. While we have
advocated the interests of the Democratic
parky,' Ave-have at ail times watched and
on! savored to advance the interests of the
entire community. We have tried in our
advocacy of principles to be courteous to
our opponents, always aiming to be fair
and just, and in our war for the principles
we hold most dear, we have had occasion
within the pa3t year to oppose members
of our own party as well as Republicans
This we claim the right to do. We do not
propose to sanction wrong in our own
ranks any more than we will ia the ranks
of the Republicans. It has been our aim
to advocate principles, and not advance
the personal interests of men or cliques.
We are independent, and shall at all times
be found ready to oppose wrong, let ii
come from whatever source it may. No
one 13 responsible for the utterances of
the Enterprise but its editor, and as long
as we have charge of the columns of this
or any other public journal, we shall al
ways be found speaking plainly on all
matters in which the people have au in
fteiest. We believe the interest and prosperity
of this country depends on the elevation
of the Democracy to the administration of
our JSTaUcoal Government. The Republi
can party has now been in peaceable
possession of the Government for seven
years. Instead ;of peace and fraternal
feeling existing throughout the land, we
find there is still a bitter and unrelenting
war kept up by the party in power against
the helpless and down trodden people of
the South ; in every department of the
Government we find dishonesty and cor
ruption as the rule, while honesty is an
exception. The people tvre taxed almost
beyond indurance ; we are told that the
enormous sums annuilly collected to pay
the debt, are faithfully and honestly ap
plied to the liquidation of the public obli
gations ; but Secretary Koutwell tells u-
that the debt on the 1st ot September.
1871, was within Ct. 000,000 as much as
Qthe debt was in 1SG6 ; and taking into con
federation the many contradictory state
ments made by him. it is but charitable to
Bay that he has no correct knowledge how
much the debt is. This is either a fact, or
ha willfully liea to advance party iuter-
We leave our Radical friends to de-
cide which.
The whole machiiKM-v -of our
National Govern-rnep-t has become corrup
ted. The Republican party has controlled
the central government and nearly ail the
State governments within tlH past ten
years: it has given the country all the im
portant legislation within that time: Con
gress and State legislatures have become
regarded as purchasable property. Thev
are responsible lor ttie moral, political
... - .....
and physical changes that have taken
place since they came into power. Its
power has been absolute. It lias not been
satisfied in doing what it had a right to
do, but has done all it pleased to do, and
if. aftee a ton years' unlimited rule, we
find the country afflicted, with unsettled
questions, harassed with lucal oppressions,
defiled with shameless corruption : threat
ened with an insolvency which is averted
only by excessive taxation ; class array
ing against class in fierce and bitter
hatred ; if, as the sum and substance of
all these disorders, the old question of
self government is revived, wiih serious
doubts as to the result of lhe new solu
tion, the Radical party is responsible for
the woik. The spirit of its whole policy
fs and has been, that local self govern
ment is a failure ; it Las made the legisla
tion of States subject to review by Con
gress or the Executive ; it has denied the
capacity or the States to legislate on sub
jects that had been under their exclusive
control from the beginning, and has forced
them to give the right of suffrage to (he
inferior races, against their expressed and
declared will ; and it has proved its own
unfitness for self-government which it ha.s
denied to the States, by refusing to be
governed by the constitutional limitations
of its power. This being a partial bill of
indictments against the party in power,
and bring honestly convinced of its truth.
we believe it our duty to war against it
to the utmost of our limited ability, and
urge upon the people the great necessity
of a change.
The Enterpkise is on a good financial
basis. It has steadily increased in its cir
culation and business since we have had
control of it. and we have received manv
expressions of approval from our friends
and patrons of the course the paper has
pursued. We shall always endeavor to
be worthy of the support of the Democ
racy and hope to make the Enterprise a
power for good, not only for the Democra
cy, but for the whele people.
We desire to improve the paper in its
typographical appearance during the
present year. There are many of our
subscribers who are in arrears for their
subscription. We would most earnestly
impress upon them the importance to pay
what is due us. We have not the time to
go around and make " collections, besides
the expense would cost too much to do so.
We Would urge npon our friends iu this
county the importance of extending the
circulation of the paper. Every Demo
crat in the county should feel it his duty
to lak,o his local paper. The Enterprise
contains as much, if not more, reading
matter as any exclusively weekly paper
erfe.t.at0 and is tat-refore the cheapest.
The following rates will be strictly ad
hered to : One- year, ia advance. $2' 50
six months, in advance. $1 23- if not
paid in advance, $3 00 per annum We
will allow all who pay up before the first
of January the benefit of the advance
rates. Let our patrons benefit by this of
fer and pay up.
Woods' Honesty.
A short ticse since the Oregonian pub
lished, what it claimed, to be a letter from
Gov. Woods, -denying certain charges that
have obtained general circulation, that he
(Woods) had been guilty of appropriating
about $5,500 of the five per cent, land
m?ney. 2uw, it is a matter in which the
people of Oregon are interested to the
above amount, and they really would like
to know who stole this money. All the
other drafts, forwarded before and since,
were directed to the various Governors of
the State. Woods was Governor at the
time these two drafts reached the Depart
ment at Salem. Now, will the Oregonian
infos in u;3 how this money got in'o Lie
possession of other hands than Woods
without his knowledge? We think that
time will convince the Oregonian editor
that during Woods' administration there
existed a Tammany Ring at Sa'.tin, and,
in proportion to its opportunities, it was
almost equal in its stealing pvoclh mes to
the New York Ring. It is to be hoped
that Grant's Collector at Portland does
not sustain the same relations to the Tam
many Ring of which Woods was chief, as
Thomas Murphy, Grant's Collector of Cus
toms ia New York, sustains to the liing
in that city.
While we are on the question of Woods'
integrity, and the Oregonian appears to be
his defender, will that paper tell us what
amount of money Woods demanded be
fore he would "accept the Oregon Central
Military Road Did he not demand of
the Company the sum of $5,000? And
did not the Directors, who are mostly all
good reliable Republicans, finally, in or
der to get the road accepted, vote into
the hands of an ex-Indian agent, 82 500
worth of the Company's stock, to be paid
to Woods in consideration of hi accept
ing said road .? When the OiwjonLm gets
ihioug'i wiih these little discrepancies, we
will gratify its curiosity a little more, in
the meantime, we will .state that official
proof of what we have stated
given to the public in due time.
will be
The Cause of Defeat-
The Democracy owe their defeat in Ohio
not to the strength of their opponents,
nor to their own weakness, but to '.heir
failure to bring out their ow n vote to the
polls. They have only themselves to re
proach for their mislortune. Look at these
tacts: The vote for Noves for Governor
will not exceed 2:;7,0U0. In IfctiT. four
years ngu, tiie Democracy gave Judge
Thuruiati 2-17,000 votes. Eva in IfetiS
they gave Horatio Seymour 21)8.000 votes.
With the natural inei ease there must be
200.000 Democrats, at least, in Ohio.
Where would Naves have been if this
Democratic vote, or even tlios
of Itt'T
and 1S5S had been given? Of com:
our h iends will not take the trouble to
turn out, they must expect to be beaten.
The above extract is from the Cincin
nati Enquirer. It tells the whole story, a
most truthful one, and one which we. hope
will teach politicians a profitable lesson.
There was nothing before the -Democrats
of Ohio to cause thern to turn out. The
platform had it not been labeled Demo
cratic," would readily have been taken as
a Radical declaration of principles. As
to the candidates, there was no difference.
Gen. Noyes .was as acceptable as General
McCook. Roth were Democrats before
the war ; both were Radicals -during the
e was or. !y this d
Me Cook left the R
i crew to tret
office, while Noyes stuck to them until be
got one. When the Ohio convention put
ia nomination a lute Radical and accepted
the most objectionable ieatures of the Radi
cals, they presumed too much on the gul
libility of the Democracy. Ohio, with a
Democratic platform, and a representative
of ihj party, would undoubtedly have
given a Democratic majority of 10.000.
Democrats ihink fur themselves, and un
derstand whether an article is pure or not,
let the label be Deiuouialie or Republic
We hypo the lessen thus taught will
prove ot great good.
Mr. Slater's Stkecii. Elsewhere in this
isue we publish an extract of a speech
recently delivered by Hon. .las. II. Slater,
at Baker City. The portion reported em
bodies his position on what is known as
the -New Depurlure.:' While we deny
the necessity and question the policy of
of the adoption of the Ohio platform, no
Democrat will object to it as interpreted
by Mr. Slater. His position is the true
one oi the Democracy7, but is entirely
foreign to the position taken by t'.e -new
departui ist.s" at the East. lit; denies the
expediency of this policy, and comes out
emphatically in favor of making the infa
mous amendments the subjects of discus
sion and advocate their abrogation. As
for the necessity of the -'new depart tire"'
to convince the. people that the Democrats
would not keep faith in regard to the 1 1th
and 15th amendments, and proposed to
set them aside by foice, is so absurd that
it had long ago lost its force. It was not
necessary to make any such pledge. The
Democracy is a party of law, and will en
force all lcgtUy euacted laws until abro
gated or decided unconstitutional. Dem
ocrats never violate law, and the making
of this declaration in the platform gives
the Radicals their argument that the Dem
ocracy "did intent to set these amend
ments aside by force7 as the Radicals as
serted, ' but they now repent. and propose
to give a bond that they 11 behave them
selves, and submit to the laws." Even the
Radicals had become ashamed of them
selves of this silly and absurd accusation
and none bat tools believed anything of
lhe kind. Mr. Slater's positiou, as ex
pressed iu his speech, w ill meet the ap
proval of all anti-departurists.
im. Leave. I,y private letter from
Hon. Jas. II. Slater, we are informed that
he would leave La Grand to-day on his
way to Washington. He proposes to come
by way of Portland, and thence go over
land to California. We belief it is his in
tention to stop on bis way south at the
different towns and consult with the peo
ple ia regard to their wan'i, and if in his
power secure such legislation through Con
gress as may be needed.
Tammany, of course, is no a Democra
tic organization ! It is a religious and
benevolent society I Oregonian.
Yes, just so, with Rev. Thomas Murphy.
Grants Collector of Customs, one of the
principal exhorters.
The Walla Walla Union says that one
Jack Moran cut a man's mouth from ear to
err at Clearwater Bridge the other day,
and also cut his ears off. For this Moran
was seized by the people and hung.
Speech of Hon- James H- Slater.
From the Bedrock Democrat. J
Last Wednesday evening lion. James
II. Slater delivered a speech in the Court
House, on sundry political topics, as had
been previously announced.
He first touched on the Railroad ques
tion : explaining what he had done and
hoped to do m its interest, and setting
forth the great difficulties lying in the
way of success. He next dwelt quite
lengthily u what is popularly known as
the-Ku-Klux Law showing its uncon
stitutionality, its gross partizan character,
anil proving bevond a doubt that its ob
ject is to keep a'live sectional hatred and
animosity, and bv putting the sword m
Grant's "hand and investing him with
mora than the powers of a dictator, to
elect him President at the next election.
The discussion of this subject naturally
paved the way and made it necessary for
.Mr. Slater to give his views relative to
on io resolutions-
And as we do not wish to misrepresent
him wo give his remarks, on these resolu
tious. m his own language, ne saiu .
So far as the Day:on or Yallandigham
platform is concerned, 1 have from the
first regarded it unsound, and very ob
jectionable ; but I have not been, and
am not now. disposed to impute recreancy
of principle to an y who might think differently.'-
Jt was these resolutions which
tirst received the sobriquet ot "new depart
ure." and were embodied in the California
platform. The Ohio platform adopted at
Columbus by the State Convention of
that State. I have been disposed and
am now disposed to interpret quite dif
ferently. 1 have not championed, and do
not now' propose to champion the Ohio
platform proper. I have interpreted it
liberally in favor of Ohio Democracy.
That although they denounced the recent
amendments us having been obtained by
iorce and fraud, and yet inasmuc h as they
had been officially (fraudulently it is
1 t 1 - ..... fl. . .TIL- tit 111 1 M '
true; ueeiareu pans oi mv L.wii.wttmv.
h a.s thev were being en-
.crceu ana me- people yciuutiau -"
1 1. f I ...,-oti it
I'l.f.uhlifaiis were ever v where- submit
ting to the:
ii. they (the Ohio Democracy.)
or took notice o! tii-eni "as
not that ttiey ac-
the principles of these amend
ments, in any sense wnaievei ; uui supp
ly as de facto law, or law enforced.
" That 'as these amendments were not
pending before the several States, for
adoption or rejection, the Ohio Democ
racy regarded them, in this sense only, as
no longer political i.-snes and not that
the eoiisumated frauds of these amend
ments were to be reeved, recognized
and accepted, in any sense, as a finality
of the questions involved. The- whole dit
ference about the Ohio platform is a dif
ference as to what it means ( r was in
tended to mean.; Whatever may be its
true meaning, it eertiiniy is not binding
upon any Democrat in Oregon ; nor can
it by any possibility be made so except
by lhe action of the Oregon Democracy
prior to the assembling of the National
Convention. There Is no difference
among the people a-g to what should be
the bioues or the facts out of which these
issues arise. All Democrats agree that
the 1 ith and 15th amendment, in their
inceptiiKi, adoption and principle, are
revolutionary ; and that as they were con
ceived in fraud and adopted by force and
fraud combined, they are void ; ami
ought to bo so adjudged. All, however,
must admit that they have been declared
to be .parts of the Constitution i that they
are bein'g enforced by tiie courts and the
federal Executive, and that the people of
all shades of political opinion tire submit
ting. All agree that these amendments must
stand until the court of last resort shall,
by decree, declare them void lor want of
proper endorsement by the several States:
or are abiogated by new articles, submit
ted to and adopted by the several States,
in accordance with the terms of the Con
st it tit ion ; ati'l my judgment is that the
Democracy everywhere, ;rs in this State
at the last election, should afTjrmativeiy
dechire in favor of the abrogation cf the
1-iti) and 15th amendments, and press the
agitation with the utmost persistency,
"the lit!) and 15th amendments, independ
ent of all questions of suffrage- to the in-feri.-.r
races, is a vital abridgment of the
rights of the States, and a direct attack
upen their republicanism, upon which
the very perpetuity of the Union must
depend. Tf.e weakness of the Ohio plat
form lies in the fact that it is i;ot explicit
i in its teiius. anil needs to be intei pre ted
to be understood. There is. however.
one point in this platform worthy of coii
' siderati-.m. Ii is thTs : that it meets the
i oft re
1 charges of the Ku-Klux agi-
tator.s, that the Democracy ot the north
i is in league with a military and secret
oi:h-bouud organisation at the south, and
fts having a common purpose to resist, by
j force iitt'i revolution, the enforcement o!
i the iftti and 15; h amendments, with a
m st decisive negative.
Mr. Slater concluded his e.Tort by dis
cussing, tor a few moments, in a masterly
manner, the financial affairs of the Gov
ernment ;
.1 the tueelitig then -.uljouru-
Small-pox has en'
Walla- Walla.
i re 1 y d i . a i p o a r e d
CiMr.p Three Forks. Owyhee, long a
military station, was sold u--few
for '$J0.
days ago
It cost Washington Territory $1,031 to
transport two prisoners frcm ancouver
oner c.mfi.ie 1 in t!u? Walla
a woman, one of the strong
Walla tail was
minded kind.
Capt. Taylor was shot and slightly
wounded by a man at Port Gatublo on
the 26th ultimo.
The people of Stevens county, W. T.
have a petition to the Legislature asking
for a division of the county.
The Territorial Legislature of W. T.
fused to authorize the printing of Miss
Anthony's address by a vote of 10 to 12
C. Nye, a resident of Klickitat Val
ley. W. T.. says he can count twenty-two
houses erected during the past year with
in sight of his ranch.
The Tribune says it is reported that the
Northern Pacific Railroad officials, now at
Portland are about to remove their head
quarters to Olympia.
Persons are squatting on the water front
at Olympia fader the impression that the
terminus of the North Pacific- Railroad
will be on Dudd's Inlet.
The proceeds of the fair held at Van
couver, for the benefit of the orphans un
der the care of the Sisters of Charitv of the !
House of Providence.amounted to $1,301,
50. u,'
The Puget Mill Company have located
at Puget Sound nearly 3.0 JO acres of
land under Tennessee Agricultural Col
lege scrip, which has proved to be coun
terfeit. Dissensions among the Washington Ter
tory Republicans are growing more an
more bitter. We guess they will never
oe sausaeu uu iiiey tiave ivea
Territory to the Democrats.
up the
D. . C. French publishes a lorn- letter
in the Walla Walla SUlesman of the 2Sth
ult., renouncing his allegiance to the Rad
ical party and giving his adherance to the
Democracy. Let them come.
The mining excitement at South Mount
ain near Owyhee, continues unabated
ery rich discoveries are reported, and
U is predicted that the district will prove
one of the richest ever discovered
Astoria Correspondence-
Astouia, Ndv.: 6, 1871.
Editor of Exterprise :
The first month of winter has opened
gloriously. Were it not for slight frost at
night one might suppose It were early Au
tumn. The fine weather has greatly fa
cilitated the improvements which are be
ing made by Mr. Ilolladay atrd others.
Holladay's Wharf is progressing rapidly,
and if the fine weather holds, will, in all
probability, be completed by the the first
of December. It will be 350 feet long by
50 feet wide, with a slip on the inside fo r
river steamers. It will join on to the foot
of Main stieet, thereby turning the cur
rent of trade in that direction. When the
wharf was first commenced some fourteen
spiles were driven too much to the east,
which will have to be removed. There
has been considerable speculation as to
how this was to be done, as they were
driven so fast it is considered impossible
to pull them out. but an accident has de
monstrated that they can be broken off
quite close to the ground, it not below it.
The IT. S. steamer, Shutrick, oa last Sat
urday, ran into, these loose spiles and
broke one off two feet under ground, thus
saving the company the trouble of pull
ing one spile at least, and also demon
strating the practieabili'y of removing the
others so as not to impede navigation.
Sufficient of this new w harf is completed
to enable the many who delight in fishing
to resort to it for that purpose. It has
superior advantages lor fishing, .as there
are from thirty to forty feet of water close
to the wharf. Pogies and torn cod are
taken here in great abundance, as are
smell, salmon, ami many other varieties.
And should we ever get a railroad from
here to the interior we shall be able to sup
ply to an unlimited extent. these luxnries.as
well as be the means of bringing thou
sands of dollars into the country, and the
prospect is that at no distant day this fa
cility will ex.ist. Already the lands grant
ed by the Government for that purpose
have been withdrawn and mortgaged lo a
European Company, which mortgage h;ts
been duly placed on record in ail the
counties through which the road is to pass.
The amount tor which the hinds have
been mortgaged is a little over four mil
lion and a half of dollars. This assurance
of the early completion of this road as
well as other things, has greatly enhanced
the value of land all over the county, and
property finds ready buyers at advanced
rates on a year ago.
Tiie L S. Shubriek has been in these
wafers for the past week, removing the
iron buoys and replacing them with spar
buoys in anticipation of the annual freeze
in the Columbia. The spar buoys not be
ing near so likely to be carried away with
Hooting ice as iron ones.
There has been considerable talk of late
of a newspaper being started here, but
when it will make its first appearance 1
am not aide definitely to state, but in all
probability, by early spring the news of
this locality will be supplied to the pub
lic by means of a local sheet.
Tlnre are many other items of import
ance to communicate, but as I am press
ed for time. I will close for the present.
Yours truly, A. O.
The Swamp La
-v- a .
A iuu-f crazy bore, says Lhe Plaiiulealer
named Sam Colvor.who seem to be pleas
ed with the souna of his own voice, w hich
aside from its f asal twang.is by no means
mel'.Hhious. ha of late been engaged in
peregrinating the State, lee! tiring on tem
perance, free love and the Swamp Land
Act. yis ct.:ef purpose teemed to be to
circulate a petiiicn to ike next Legislature
to amend the Act, and to expatiate upon
the wrongs committed on the actual set
tlers in the neighborhood tf Linrt river
and the Klamath lakes, by the claimants
taking possession of their home?. Sam is
so well known in this portion of t he
State, that no reply would have to be
made to his nonsense had not the Oregon
bin endorsed iiici cr:i published his me
morial. Now there is no editor m the
State who does not know that by the
terms of the Act of March 20, IStIO, ex
tending the Swamp Laud Ac, to Oregon
and Minnesota, all claims taken under the
acts of live ' United States, prior to the
State Act of Oct. 26, 1870, were specially
excepted from its operation. If they did
not know it from the Act itself they might
have been informed by the instructions
issued to the Commissioners by the board
of School and University lauds, of which
Gov. Grover is President, and w hich were
publi.-hed in all the papers of the State.
To show who were the settleis in whose
behalf Sam took such a lively interest, we
copy from the Jacksonville Times:
We charge upon him, without fear of
successful contradiction, that he and three
or four of his confreres on Link river
squatted on state lands, and held the same
for years, without paying one cent to the
State for them or a mill to the county in
taxes, We charge further that this "Col
ver iling" fenced in thousands of acres of
swamp land to which thev had no shadow
i of claim, and used the same for their ben
! efit and excluded bona ji I; settlers by
their pretended claims. We charge fcr-
tucr that this -Culver Ring ' fenced in and
claimed every available spring and water
ing place in their vicinity on the west side
of Little Klamath Lake and thus gained
control of lliousinds more acres or range
for their own catlle. to the exclusion of
bona fide, settlers. We charge further that
w hen setting up their claims to these lands
springs and watering places, the -Coiver
Ring" well knew that they had no legal
and valid claim to tho3e lands, and could
not have under the limitation laws of this
State, and by their claims tliey knowingly
perpetrated a double swindle on the Stale
first, by defrauding it out of the price
of these lands, which would willingly have
been paid by botvx fi le settlers, and sec
ondly by defrauding the State out of the
revenue due from the taxation of these
lands. That they knowingly perpetrated
a fraud on persons desiring to purchase
some of these lands by informing them
that they were the owners, and by lencing
them in as such, and that they knowingly
defrauded the county out of the taxes due
irom these lands if held bv bona file pur
Wo charge upon the. "Coiver Ring''
that ttey never opened their pious mugs
about the enormities of the Swamp Land
Law until Hon. J. N. T. Miller, the Swamp
Land Commissioner, commenced the sur
vey of these lands aud discovered the
swindle the -Coiver Ring"" were perpetra
ting on the Slate and the people. "
The above sufficiently explains the se
cret of Mr. Colver's objection to a law
which will save to the State so many hun
dreds of thousauds of dollars : and we
can conclusively show that the larger part
of the opposition to it arises from the
same source.
Enlarged. We inadvertently omitted
to mention the fact that the Christian Mes
senger, published at Monmouth, has been
enlarged. It is a very neat paper, and we
wish it success.
Albany is to have iron lamp posts.
Wheat is quoted at $1 10 at Corvallis.
Corvallis is yet enjoying the luxury of
Portland is lull of vagabonds and
worthless fellows.
Eugene City is to have a burdy gurdy
house. Rather fast, that.
The amount raised at Eugene City, for
the Chicago fund Was $206.
Jacksonville has voted to appropriate
$10,000 for water works.
Woik has been commenced oa the new
police building at Portlaud.
The brick work of the Monmouth col
lege is almost complete.
Large quantities ef sheep and horses
are being taken to Tuget Sound.
The city election for Salem takes place
oa the 5th of December.
Douglas county has already paid her
State t ix into the Treasury.
Theie are twenty-nine prisoners in the
Multnomah county jail.
Jack Ryan, from the Dalles, was com
mitted to the insane asylum last Tuesday.
A thief entered the house of E. L. Bii
tow, at Eugene, last Saturday, and stole
Lane county has six divorce suits to be
adjudicated during the coming term of
The boats between Ihi Dalles and Wal
hr.a are to run only three times a week
A nugget of pure gold worth $100 was
picked up a few days ago in French Gulch ,
Raker county.
Mr. Hale, who resides near Alb my,
attempted suicide on Thursday last with
S1S.S5S 80 worth of real estate changed
hands in Ilenton county iu the month of
The citizens of McMinnville contributed
$200, for lhe- Wisconsin and Michigan
A Coal Ledge has been discovered on
Muddy, a tributary of the Yamhill in Yam
hill county.
New diggings have been discovered on
Rogue river, below the mouth of Apple
gate. The Dallas Republican says that Nathan
Connor tell a distance of thirty feet and
only dislocated his wrist.
A thief attempted to rob the grocery
store of Mr. S. D. Francis, in Portland,
last Saturday night.
The Commercial Mills at McMinnville
have 100,000 bushels of wheat ; the Mc
Minnville Mills 70,003.
The lands oiMhe line of railroad from
McMinnville to Astoria, have been with
drawn from market,
The Yaqninn mail to and from Corvallis
is only to be carried weekly from the 1st
of November to the 1st of May next.
D. Jacobi has sued A. D. Ilollock in the
Circuit Court of Multnomah county f t r
damages to (he tune cf $10,000.
The O'egnnian says that a man who had
been engaged as drayman in Portland, de
serted his family last Monday.
Work on the new penitentiary will be
suspended in anout iwo w eeks, w ncn n
will be ready for occupancy.
Mr. L. Klernan of East Portland has a
sun-dial w hich was made in Ireland dur
ing the reign oi Queen Less.
Jns. L. Loudon, an old pioneer of Jack
son County and a highly respected citizen,
died at Jacksonville on the 3rd inst.
The Dallas It; vb'icm says there is but
little demand for pork in Dallas. Send
it down here. Good market at cash prices.
J. M. Breeding, one ami a half miles
south of Eugene, has sold his farm of 400
acres to a California immigrant for $5.1S2.
The Normal school an I Academy at
McMinnvtlle. under Prof. Robb, has 115
pupils, and is iu a prosperous condition.
Ten persons direct from Tennessee
have arrived in Douglas county. They
came from San Francisco to the Umpqua
by steamer.
A man named Patrick Hughes fell off
the J street bridge. E tst Portland, last
Wednesday night, breaking his neck, caus
ing instant death.
The employees at Cape Foul weather
have donated one 'lay's wages to the Chi
cago sufferers, and the superintendent
there gave $50.
The Yamhill river above Sheridan, is
being dammed so as lo carry its waters
info a tlitch. which was, intended lo carry
water into McMinnville.
On the 31st ultimo a grand supper was
given to the M. W. Grand Master E. L.
Bristow. of the I. O. O. F., by the Rebek
ah Lodge of Jacksonville.
During the past year Forest Grove has
improved greatly. A number of line resi
dence have been erected, and the town
wears an air of prosperity.
A man named John Eiscrley, died from
t':e effects of poison, at Eugene last Thurs
day. It is thought that the poison was
admi lislercd by a saloon keeper.
Dr. North, of Empire City. Coos county,
informs the 2'laindealer that he has pu:
chas"d the material, and will issue a pa
per at Empire City in a short time,.
The Fanner says that R. Carpenter and
S. R. Hammer, of" Salem, have purchased
of Butterfield & Son, the fine flock of An-
nrom tr.-vits exhibited at the lale.blate I air
o p .
George Bartlett pleaded guilty to em
bezzlemeut at Rooeburg on Monday of
last week, and was sentenced to one
year's imprisonment in the Penitentiary-
Work has been commenced on the new
hotel at the railroad ferry landing.in Port
land. It is to be the finest in the State.
It will cost $15,000 when completed and
Circuit Court for Jackson County con
venes next Monday. The Times say:
there are about twenty criminal, and
about the same number of civil cases on
the docket.
The Governor has pardoned Chas.
Burch out of the penitentiary. The par
don was reccotimended by Judge Upton,
and Prosecuting Attorney Gibbs, with
many others.
e Semple ,Esq.. has been appoinl
Ihe Governor to the office of I o-
lice Commissioner of Portland, made va
cant by the expiration of the term of
Dr. J. Blanchard.
. . , r.
The Roseburg Elat.ideaier wjul
parties have been visiting Coos Bay to as
certain the practicability of constructing
a line of telegraph between Roseburg
and Empire City.
Jud-e Deady has rendered judgement
for the'defen lants in the suit of William
C McKay against James A. Cambell and
others, for damages for refusing to accept
plaintiff's vote.
On Wednesday night, November 1st
some scoundrel broke into the brewery
of Mr. John Rast. iu Roseburg, and emp
tied all the kegs in the cellar, containing
about 250 gallons of beer.
Oregon will soon make soap enough for
home consumption. The Albany soap
factory of Cartwright fc Co., under the
management of W. R. McCord, is making
immense quantities and a fiue article.
There are already over twenty-five di
vorce snits on the docket for the next
term of the Multnomah Circuit Court.
The divorce business seems to be getting
as popular as Miss Anthony's doctrine.
-A few nighfs ago a thief entered the
house of Samuel Cooper, about seven
miles south of Albany, and stole a coat
feud shot-gun from the same : room in
which 3Ir. and Mrs. Cooper were sleeping.
From the Dallas FJpuUican: We are
informed that John Moore, a quarter
breed Indian, of low reputation, married
the youngest daughter but one of General
Palmer. The young lady is 17 or IS
years of age.
Says the Oreguniav. : "We are author
ized by the attending physician lo state,
that the two young ladies at St. Helen's
Hall, whom he attended in scariet fever
of a very mild form, have recovered ;
and that there are no clLer cases in the
Three persons were sent to the peniteng
tiary from Linn County last week. J'm
Kirk, an Indian, for killing Indian Char
ley, for ten years : John Bains, for passing
counterfeit money, for three years; ami
George W. Saxe, who shot Jack Ilogan,
for two years.
The sales of real estate in this city and
East Portland during the m mth of' Oct..
as shown in the lit published in yester
day's issue, compiled from the records by
Mr. William Davidson, real estate dealer,
exceeds the amount of $81900. So say
the Portland papers.
Three men were arrested at Yoncalla
charged with horse stealing, and taken to
Oak Grove, where they were examined
ar;d discharged. Two of the parly, how
ever, were rearrested for stealing blankets
and fined twenty dollars, in default of
which they were sent to jail.
A Coroner's jury in the case of the
death cf John Iserly, who died suddenly
at Eugene on Thursday last, rendered a
verdict of. death from narcotic poison,
administered by some person unknown.
Some believe that he suicided, while
others think he was drugged.
The Eugene City Guard of November
-1th says : On Wedneseay evening. Hon.
Stnkely Ellsworth attempted to pass
from the baggage car into the passenger
car of the train, while standing at Junc
tion City, and fell through, bruising and
badly straining a leg. He barely man
aged to get out of his uncomfortable po
sition before the train started.
The Jacksonville Sentinel says: The
surveying party under Mr. Hood, of the
Ca'ilornia company, are at present en
gaged in running a line from the summit
of the divide between the waters of Emi
grant and Keene creeks to the 'mouth of
Jenny 'creek, near Ward's ranch on the
Klamath. They find an easy grade, and
it is said the pass is the lowest yet exam
ined. It appears that the California com
pany is delei mined to pusii across lhe line
ami secure the very valuable limber laud
lying in the mountains.
WKE.sTi.rxti Joe Arres t:-:d. - W rest Un g
Joe.'? alias Joseph Thomas, was arrested
last Tuesday, at Portland on a charge of
perjury. He was arrest-Hi under the name
ot James W. Davidson, the prosecution
claiming that this is his propel name, and
not Thoma, as he claims. The complain
ant in (he case ir, D. B. Hannah. It is
claimed that he perjured himself by swear
ing his name to be Joseph Thomas.
Green Davidson was also arrested. The
arrest of Davidson grows out of his te.-ti-m
my before a Notary Public in relation
to the identity of "Wrestling Joe." The
prosecution claim lhat Joe" is Davidson's
father, and that the accused in swearing
to the contrary committed perjury.
Tilings are beginning to look rather lively
about this little estate business.
Raid braids mav have a new cron of hair
's Vegetable
Sicilian I!,ar
lifiicwer, if tiie hair i'oliclce are not entirely
cD-sed up.
12c -Ji'icleel ly what you If.iio-vv.
There is an old proverb which says, "Ex
perience is the safe.-t g-aidc." To this ruide
the sick ae ailing naturally turn when cast
ing about fr the means of relict. Thfv
inquire what A medicine has ibme f .r others,
before tlu-y r.d pt it thcTiise'rc-t. Of all the
remedies ;ind preventives in use, Ilcstettcr's
Stomach Rilters meet the test mo;-t triumph
antly, yihtl hence it.s 1 in mens $ popularity and
vast sub s. The suffeie-r from indite.-tion is
sue to Had soir.e one ar.iouc; his friends who
has been cared of that ailment by the
faai-.u, vegetable stomachic. The victim of
fever a:ul ague, liver complaint, concilia
tion, nervous prostration, or general debiiitv,
has only to make inquiry in the nt-ighhor-hooil
where lie resides In order to di-cover
what this standard restorative has effected in
cases similar to his iavn. In the published
testimony to its merits he will rind a volume
of proofs of its saiiitary propeities, wh eh it
is impossible for his common serse to resist.
He tiies it, and the effect if produces on his
s,Tem ituYl-t another to the host of witnesses
in its favor. Thus, its imputation, founded
on f.icts, not assertions, continually grows
and spreads. Charlatans and impostors,
sonic cf them mere local tricksters, and oth
ers who take a somewhat wider range, at
tempt to thrust in'o the hands and duwn the
throats of invalids, their haphazard concoc
tions, as substitutes for the tonio which f'"r
so many years fias Ieoi a medicinal staple
throughout the Unait states, rparrh
America, Canada, and the West Indies, b :t
only succeed to a very limited cxte:.t. In
this 'reasoning ago, the people, having a?
ccitained what is really deserving of ther
con fid nee, uecl:ne runuinir after strange
Ofilce, ?io. CI JjVojxt Street,
REAL ESTATE in this CITY and
EAST POIITLANO, i:i the most desirable
localities, consisting of" LOTS, II ALP
STOitES; also
IMPROVED FARMS, and valuable
r-idtiv.it cd LANDS, located in ALL parts
the STATE for SALE.
REAL ESTATE and other Property
purchased for Correspondents, in this CITY
and throughout the STATES and TERRI
TORIES, with great cart; and on the most
LECTED. And a (ier.nt .il KI V A T A T nri
AGENTS of this OFFICE in nil tb
CITIES ami TOWNS ia the STATE, will re
ceive descriptions of FARM PROPERTY
andjforward the same to the above address.
jeeo. a, 1871.
Ilclecca. Dcsrtc Lodcre A'o..'2-I.o r t.-
Meet on the Second and Fourth
of each month, at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellows
Hall. Members of the Degree are invited to
Oregon L.xlse No. 3, I. o. or O. "F.
Meets every Thursday even
tug ai o ciocK, in Odd Jr el ow's
ii an, Main s eet.
Members of the Order are invited to attend
By order: x. o.
Sialtnomah t....i.
A A. MHm A- 1 ana
tjonson theSanica-
me first ami hi- ---""--
day in each month at rlvf
the 20th at 7 0 dock frofr
March, and 7 o-Iockf the 20,!l of
March', to the 20th ot Z V16 20th of
ren ia good standia 6m ! "' Bret!-
Dec. 23.1870. ZZ 5dto"tef
The Best are the Cheapest,
i Manently established in Oregon. A
and complete stock will be kent r,n it
and sold at the -MA NU F AC! Ult '
These Instruments are weT k,
throughout the world, and have received th
Highest Premiums
Wherever exhibited.
AVe have UNSOLICITED Testimonials m
luear tavor irom me tx-st musical taietit of
j-auupe auu America.
Warranted for Five Years.
Illustrated Catalogues Sent on Application'.
87 '-ront St., Portland,
Nov. 10: ml
Attorneys at Lav, c
Nor. la, 171 :tf
issolution K. cticc.
3 ci'ur
untrv without any notice tonie.T
hereby i.o:ify all coi.eerueil, that, the part
nership of Ihnnbel A Siege is rii.-soi ved, SrM
I will not be responsible lor any debts of his
Oregon Ci!y, Nov. 1, 1-71. riolovt
ir ina! Settlors, en .
rrobate In the County Court cf Ciarkr.mss
C ounty. In the matter of the Estate of Har
rison vri-:ht, deceased.
vouchers in said Court and or plied for u
fi-aal settlement.. The Court lias jj-t-iaic-i i,i
first day cf the Term bcgjun'r' on Til- first Mon
day oi' December, A. I;.. ls.71, 'tor the kxaiainu
tioa and settlement of the same, when and v. 'mti;
all interested caa appear raid 111- cxceylio;; it
j.nv they have.
joErii a. winmiT,
With GhofcD Fiano tvlusic;
SSiin!n TiHts. A choice od
iecrion of bean ilu! Sacred saitis.
IJ:ilU an;l Home, f'irPS'de
Echoes, and Sweet Sounds. Three
A o. times f ta.-v Song3 by V.bsier,T
lVrsley, e c ' It
Ciol.'ieit Leaves Volumes I. and
"IVTir. The two volumes contain id
JL1 Wi 1 S. Ila s' So;:"-;.
Pricelois CJcssis. A collection
of beautiful HalLids bv Wallace.
Ihonus, Kelkr, etc.
I'-j5rj- FIncfrg, Jlnic Circle.
Oand You.-ig Pianist. Three volumes IV;
of very ea- v Music foryonng players. J. i
Peurl ir.i1;s, and Musical E'eerc-
Mations. Dunce Jhi-ir.. Two collec-rp
tions of moderate difficulty. JL
l'lt-jtsa lit Uleisiur i S. "A cotlec-
17 of beautiful p:cees by Wruiau, Mack.Q
lDre.-s!er, etc. " Q
Oolilcii Chlrars. A collection of
brilliant parlor Music by Charles
JJrilli.-iiii Gi A splendid col
lion, by Yi.brc,;Ai:ard,.l,acher, Kin
lid, etc.
PitiCK, S-i per volume, elegantly bonnd
in clo" h, with gilt sides; Si in plain cloth ;
1 3 in boards. Address
533 Broadway, New York.
Vrc would also call attention toTuEOpsm.
at 1Iie, a collection of over one hundred
bt a .t iui opera S'-.ngs. Price, $3 in cloth and
gilt. Trade price, 31. novlotjec2.i
of the Will-tmette Tails Canal and Lock
Company will be held at the Company's office, at
Limi City, Oregon, on December -1th, 1S71, at ten
o'clock a.'m., for the purpose of electing' Lirec- Q
tors ; ai also, for the purpose of changing Articles
three and rive of the By-Laws of the Com nan v.
Nov. 4, lS71:2w Secretary. O
OFFICE In Odd Fellows' Temple, ccrer
ot First and ALU r Streets, Portland.
The patronage of thoe desiring superior
operations is ia special request. Nitrousox
ide for the painless extraction nf teeth.
J5TArti!icial teeth "better than the best,"
and an cheap the cheapest.
Will be in Oregon City cn Saturdays.
Nov. 3:lf
Perkins' New School Book, "The
SSono Echo," is pronounced the hestTTp
work of its ( lass for the followincXJ
reasons : The Music is f. 11 Xnn and
OFrevh; every piece is a well know n 1
Household Melody such as."Driv- J
en from Home," Write rue a Let
"Vrter," "Little Drown Church," ttc.TT
Jl It contains twice as many Songs a:-LL
can bo found m other works. The
G Music is selected from sixty fourV
authors, and not filled vp with oneJ
author's composition. l'rice,7o cents
each, or $7 50 per dozen. Sample
copies mailed to Teacherj for 65
cents. Liberal arrangements for
introduction. Address,
J. L. PETERS, 503 Broadway, N-
sept. 22:ml
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