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OREGON CITY, THURSDAY DEC. 2 1S7G.
The New Year.
In two days more tho &11 crentfnl
day, tho beginning of a now century ia
our country's life will have begun.
This is a matter of no small importance,
and by students of history who have
read how "great nations rush to their
ruin," the occasion of our starting out
on our second century is a matter alike
of solicitudo and congratulation. It
cannot be denied that luxury and ef
feminency, those insidious foe3 of all
Republics, have crept into our society,
and the plain faro and dress of our fore
fathers, wi:h their disinterested lovo of
country, have given place to love of
display and craving not only for office
but for spoils. With such grim facts
staring us in the face, it is well, as the
pot-house orator announces, to "pause
and look around us." Every step into
the now year should be carefully meas
ured.and all true lovers of their country
should be on the qui tire for her ad
vancement. We are now on the brink,
wise politicians say, of war, bnt we feel
that emerging once from such an in
testine struggle as visited us but a few
years since there will be no anxiety on
the part of "tho bone and sinew" of the
the country to renow it, and blustering
word fighters and men ambitious of ap
pointments and love of id under will be
The shock of a second civil war
would bo to our nation downright
paralysis, and those men who would
fctir up the strife should bo hanged like
all other traitors.
A second view of tho coming first of
January is that taken from a personal
stand, as it affects us as individuals. A
groat many who have arrived at the age
of maturity make this day tho occasion
for pledges, usually affecting their
moral and social standing. With one
it is a pledge to go to church at least
once every Sunday, with another "no
more whisky in mire;" with a young
JaJy.filled with an abundanco of that ar
ticle which it is said paves the thorough
fares of the domain of Moloch, it is in
sisting with the dawning oi the new
yea to commence to keep a dairy, or
that henceforth she will speak only in
"kind words." Now all these pledges,
or inward promises, may bo very good,
and in fact wo think they arc ia essence,
but the poor way they are kept is what
makes them objectionable in our eyes.
Pie-crust promises, even in a good
cause, are worse than no promises be
cause they arc but adding the fault of
breaking a plighted word to the origi
nal fault. We arc very far from saving
that all New Year's day promises are
second-of-January promise breakers,
for we know of many who keep these
good resolutions with all the tenacity
of a holy oath; neither do we wish to
imply that those who break promises,
shortly after made, do not keenly feel
tho humiliation of their position; but
we do say that this constant pledging
antf next week or month breaking be
gets an indifference for a thing that
should be held forever sacred, and as
long working with red hot iron is the
cause of callousness, so long working
on such a fragile article as a human be
ing's conscience is the cause of indiffer
ence and hardening. In brief, we en
courage New Year's day pledges if they
can be kept, otherwise do not make
them. Wishing you a happy New
Year, and tho best of success in keep-
ing your good resolutions
conduct, we ;prepare
When Greek Meets Greek.
The dispatches announced on Wed
nesday that the Odell party had reached
Washington and were very indignant at
tho way thej" were misrepresented in
San Francisco, and, like Cronin, whom
tho Tribune says "organized himself,"
they have published a card refusing to
bo interviewed by the newspaper report
ers. Thoy say, however, that they have
tartling developments to make, and tho
Democratic tiger with its tail between
its legs looks on in fear and trembling.
On the other hand it would seem from
the dispatches referring to the gentle
man with tho Democratic nasal appen
dage and tho Senator of seat warming
propensities and do-nothing proclivities
are hard at work in solemn conclave,
and Grover only a few thousand miles
away. When Greek meets Greek, we
expect a tugging at one another that
will sadly discount tho fightings in the
days of tho Spartans and King Philip
Both parties aro confident, and "with
fair fieid and no favor," pitch, eay we,
and may tho best men win.
Things aro no less muddled or unde
cided in tho "three disputed States'
than at this time a month ago. Poor
South Carolina writhes with a bad at
tacK ox uoubie governor, iloriua is
compromised, apparently, by both par
ties, the Republicans taking the lion's
share, which is the electoral vote, while
the rejoiced Democrats take the Gover
norship and other State offices. In
Louisiana the poor people are suffering
an inquisitorial investigation, which has
thus far developed the fact that there
was a little intimidation on each side,"
whites scaring Republican negroes, and
Republican negroes retaliating on their
Democratic brothers. This is just about
now as matters stand, everybody claim
ing everything, with a slight chance
that tho36 of the Rejulilica!i party will
be those granted by the connetcnt au
thorities whoever they uuy bo..
L'rcuin nt Washington.
A Washington dispatch of the 21st
gives the following concerning the
wonld-be elector from Oregon:
Cronin of Oregon arrived in tbis citv
to-day. Up to this time he lias noi
presented his papers to Ferry. He ar
rived at the Capitol at 1 o'clock to-day
and was made quite a lion of by tho
Democrats. Half a score pf of corres
pondents' were after him in
a few minutes, but Demo
cratic members were paying him so
much attention that the newspaper men
had but little chance, and, moreover, he
would not be interviewed. His appear
ance Indicated that he is just the sort of
a person that would undertake the
business intrusted te him. He is about
medium height, thick-set, with small
round head, covered by a mass of black
curly hair. He has a countenance sur
mounted by a nose of gigantic propor
tions and the color of dead ripe straw
berries. When Le was beingintroduced
to the Democratic members there were
various comments on his appearance
that was both ludicrous and interesting.
One prominent Democratic representa
tive surveyed him for a moment and
then turned to a friend and said:
"Well, he has a good Democratic nose
anyway." He stayed but a few mo
ments at the House, and than Lane.who
seemed to have him in keeping, took,
him away and he did not appear again
during the day. Cronin seamed to be
better satisfied with his new found
prominence in the House than respec
table people of his party are with him.
He stoped at the National Hotel, and
was to-night, so it is said, in conference
with Hewitt and several of the leaders
of tho Democracy. He announces that
he will to-morrow leave for Ilichmond
to remain for several days, and that he
will not deposit his papers with the
acting Vice President until Kelly and
G rover arrive here, and have full con
sultation upon the subject with Dem
ocratic leaders. He declares his belief
that tho votes he brings will bo receiv
ed and counted, and talks about his ac
tion being m accordance witn tuo con
stitution and laws. He says the consti
tution of the United States as well as
that of Oregon are at his back, and that
they cannot exclude his vote. He has
been in communication with Kelly who
will be here to morrow night, and who
it is said controls and directs Croniu's
At tho rate of progress Japan is mak
ing she must soon take her place among
the foremost of tho nations. She al
ready has the European postal and
light-house systems in active operation;
and the report of the Postmaster-General
shows that in four years tho Em
pire has distanced Denmark, Sweden,
Norway, Turkey and Greece in the pos
tal service. Japan has also an income
tax, and a strong effort is being made
to induce farmers to become sheep
raisers, and thereby untilizo the hill
country, from which the timber has
been cut off. The highest evidence of
progress, however, was afforded in tho
proposition recently made to the gov
ernment to sell Dai-Butz, a bronze and
silver Euddha, sixty feet high, for old
metal. The sale was not effected, it is
true, owing to the remonstrances of
foreign ministers who wanted the statue
saved as a monument of religious art in
the East; but her willingness to sell
placed Japan side by side with Boston,
where tho Old South Church stands.
If Commodore Vanderbilt's apparent
illness has been a trick devised for the
purpose of revenging himself upon tho
New York newspapers for the sharp
things they have said of him, it has
been very successful. According to
the Graphic, each of the big dailies has
had to maintain, during the many
months that tho Commodore Las kept
his house, a regular staff cf Yanderbilt
reporters, at a cost of from 30 to $00
per week. It has been considered
necessary to have a reporter constantly
on watcli so that tue uommouore s
death might be announced in a special
edition as soon as it occurred; and the
obituary notice, minus the last sad do-
tails, has long been in typo in each of
the leading offices. Just at present it
looks a3 though the Commodore would
deceive the entire press by recovering.
After doing all that was in our ability
to stir up the property holders of this
city to a sense of their plain duty (we
refer to the building of a bridge across
the Willamette at this rdace) we give
up the attempt, conscious however that
we have done what was demanded of
us in the premises, and that our citizens
in carrying out tho "penny-wise and
pound-foolish" doctrine aro blinded to
their best interests.
The English government having made
the initiatory step toward an amicable
agreement in regard to the extradition
treaty, by surrendering Brent, a crim
inal fugitive, tho Department of State
has notified the British minister at
Washington that the President is pre
pared to respond and make requisition
for the surrender of fugitive criminals
under the treaty of 1842.
In the Senate on tho21st, Mitchell
presented a joint resolution of the Ore
gon legislature, asking the passage of a
law to authorize the sale of certain
public lands in the Eastern portion of
that State, which are ur.fit for agricul
tural purposes,at a price less than SI 23
per acre, the minimum price fixed by
law. It was referred to committee on
What do our tax-payers say to a new
court house? For a rising county like
ours a room a little over the size of a
dry-goods box is hardly in keeping,and
we think if the subject were thoroughly
canvassed a majority of our solid men
would favor our proposition. .
The escaped lunatic who runs a news
paper by cheek inherited, we suppose
I is" getting excited, but still neglects
i to answer tthe charsre of dishonnrr..Klo
ioun.udi.-ni. - Go it, Stearnzy!
New Orleans. Dec. 21. There is
considerable apprehension of trouble
on the 8th of January, when the Gov
ernor is to be inaugurated. Both Pack
nd and Nichols will be inaugurated.
The Republicans will not oppose the
inauguration of Nichols, but should he
attempt to exercise the functions of the
office, he will in all probability, be re
sisted, and a call will bo made for
troops, eleven hundred of whom are
now stationed here.
Washingtox, Dec. 21. In case of
Charles G. Fisher, late assistant district
attorney, charged with abstracting pa
pers from the clerk's office from the
district court, tho jury returned a ver
dict of guilty. A motion is entered for
a new trial.
The statistician of the Department of
Agriculture in his December report,
makes the corn crop only 2 per cent,
short of the great crop of last year, and
fully 50 per cent, greater than in Jb4.
The aggregate, subject to possible fu
ture revision, is twelve hundred and
ninetv-five million bushels.
New Yokk, Dec. 23. The World? s
Washington special says: Dispatches
are received to-day by both Senators
from Florida, Conover Republican, and
Jones Democrat, announcing the su
preme court has issued a madamns re
quiring the returning board to revise
tho entire count; to give a majority to
the Democratic candidates for electors
and State officers, and declaring tho en
tire proceedings null and void. A
hurried consultation has been held by
the Republicans on tho subject this
evening, and a Republican Senator fa
miliar with laws of the State has pro
nounced the decision of tho supreme
court to transfer, of a prima facie case
from Republican to Democratic elec
tors. Senator Jones received the fol
lowing dispatch to-night:
Tallahassee, Dec. 22.
9:40 P. M. The supreme court has
awarded everything the Democrats
asked for. There is great rejoicing
here. C. C. Dvke,
It is definitely ascertained from Fer
ry that he does not intend to decide
which is the correct returns from the
States where there are two sets of elec
toral returns, much less does he assume
any right to count the same.
New Orleans, Dec. 22. The differ
ence in the character of the testimony
before the House and Senate committees
is accounted for by the fact that the
Senate committee has had only testi
mony from Ouachita, while the House
has considered New Orleans parish, and
the testimony is not yet really conflict
ing. Republicans complain that tiny
cannot refuse Democratic testimony be
cause they have no list of the witnesses
summoned by the majority. The Sen
ate committee were invited to Ex-Gov.
Pinchback's house to-night. Republi
cans only attended.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 25 Pres
ident Grant, in conversation with a re
porter of the Associated Press to-day,
said in reply to a question that ho had no
knowledge of a Democratic conspiracy
South or West, as had been reported.
He had information merely of organized
riiie companies outside of the State
militia, but he was apprehensive of arm
ed collision in connection with the
Presidency. It seemed to him that the
people desired only a fair count of the
electoral vote in Southern contested
States, in order to be satisfied of the re
sult. The report of the several com
mittees now there would shed light on
the true condition of affairs, and have a
tendency to solve the existing difficul
ties. It was certainly desirable to es
tablish tho actual fact cf the election
of either Hayes or Tilden, for neither
could feel satisfied if any doubt remain
ed of his election, because iu such case
his position as President would not
command the requisite general support.
The President remarked that no one
could suppose he had any connection
with or relation to tho declaration as to
who was elected; that was not a matter
tor Inm to determine. Ue was anxious
for the coming of the 4th of March,
when he would gladly give way to
his Successor and be freed from official
cares. Before re-establishing himself
at his home in Galena, Illinois, he pur
posed making a voyage to the v est
Indies, visiting Havana and other points
Washington. Dec. 26. The Florida
supreme court's mandate for a new can
vass by the returning board is the chief
topic in Washington political circles to-
dav. Republicans denv that it elects
or can possibly have any bearing on the
Presidential electors. Alex. II. Step
hens and some other prominent Demo
crats, while admitting that under the
Federal constitution no electoral college
can cast its vote after the first Monday
of December, and therefore no new
electoral college can be constituted for
Florida, insist that in cas3 the return
ing board previous election is illegal,
no electoral votes whatever can be
counted for rlorida. and that sucn a
reduction of the total number of elec
toral votes from 3G9 to 3G5 will make
Tilden's undisputed 184 votes a consti
tutional majority sufficient to elect him.
Tallahassee, Dec. 2G. Gov. Stearns
says the decision of the supreme court
settles the election question in this
State, and he has advised the board to
obey the orders of the court. Secretary
of State Lilien notifies other members
of the board to meet in his office at 11
o'clock to-morrow to canvass according
to the court's mandate.
An American banker named Miller
has been caught and held by the Mexi
can revolationistjfor a ransom ofSS.OOO.
Col. Andrews, U. S. A., has gone to
his asisstance with a number of troops.
Vienna, Dec. 24. Servia has most
readily rendered complete satisfaction
for firing on the Austrian monitor Moras
at Belgrade. The Austrian flag was
solemnly saluted to-day.
London, Dec. 23. A special from
Pera says Midhat Pasha, on Saturday,
communicated to tho Sultan informal
conclusions of tho European plenipo
tentiaries. At this interview it was re
solved that Turkey could yield in noth
ing which would impeach her indepen
dence. Other special correspondents
think Turkey will accept the proposals
of the powers. Tho Standard and Times
representatives express themselves of
this opinion. The Times' dispatch de
clares the majority of the Turks seem
disposed to bo reasonable.
London, Dec. 23.- In considering
how the surplus money of tho Geneva
award shall be appropriated, the Times
says: The American Congress is per
fectly within its competence. Tho in
demnity was paid for losses which the
United States as a whole had sustain
ed, and not what individuals sustained.
We do not expect any conscience in
Congress sensitive enough to inquire
whether tho award wus too high, and
be returned. We should be sorrv to
ksee such a delicate question raised.
A limes dispatch from Shields says
the shores of the Tyne are srewn for
four miles with wrecks. Similar ac
counts come from along the east coast.
Constantinople, Dec. 20. The Mar
quis of Salisbury will to-day demand
from the Saltan his acceptance of the
proposals agreed upon by the powers.
Should he refuse Salisbury is instruct
ed to leave Constantinople, and order
the British fleet to quit Turkish waters.
Great quantities of arms and ammu
nition have been received from Ameri
ca. The temper of the population is
warlike and the situation critical. On
Saturday the Softas made a demonstra
tion before the Russian Embassy by
shouting, "Down with Russia."
Russian steamers have ceased
on the Black Sea.
San Fkancisco, Dee. 25. Another
corvette of Russian North Pacific squad
ron arrived this evening, there are now
three Russian men of war here, and
three more due. This concentration of
a fleet is exciting considerable comment
in view of the present Russian compli
cations. Sax Francisco, Dec. 2G. A letter
from Sacramento under date of Dec.
24th, says the young grass which start
ed after the early rains is beginning to
die, and summer fallowed grain, which
scarcity ever fails in this county, will
fare the same as other grain, unless
rain falls within two weeks. Plowing
is entirely suspended, and already
much grain which has been sown will
have to be again sown. The case is not
hopeless however. Should rain come
within two weeks, a great part would
be saved, and with favorable weather
later in the season the crop would still
mature, The winter has been an un
usually cold one. Yolo and San Joa
quin counties are no better.
The Olympia Echo has suspended.
Idaho Territory is in debt about
Judgment has been obtained at Boise
City against the bondsmen in tho Geer
case for about $7,000.
Forty-three new members have been
added to the Snohomish Lodge of Good
Templars during the last three weeks.
Two men were sentenced to the chain
gang at Victoria last week for pawning
the clothes of dead small pox patients.
A scow with 18 car loads of coal
aboard sunk on the Duwamish river
last week, and will probably prove a
Quite a change i3 taking place in the
river at Nesqually feriy, the crossing
forcing itself down to the old fording
placo of 20 years ago.
On the 15th an old Scotch mand nam
ed Phalli living near Steilacoom, fell
from a load of hay and broke his neck,
killing him instantly.
An old soldier who had seen 18 con
secutive years in the service of tho
United States, died at Walla Walla last
week and was laid at rest with military
Tho stage station building at the
"City of Rocks," Idaho, on the over
land route to Kelton, and within fifty
miles of that place, was destroyed by
fire last week; loss , $1,000.
. Mr. and Mrs. Spence, residing near
Walla Walla, were thrown from a wagon
last week and both badly hurt, Mr. S.'s
thigh being broken, and his wife being
braised severely about tho head and
Tho number of legal firms in Seattle
is 12, saloons 21, markets 7, mills 3,
newspapers 3, daily and weekly and one
monthly, G foundry s and iron works, 2
ship yards, mercantile establishments
78, manufactories of all kinds G'J, brew
Charles Burdand, a young fellow re
cently from the East, who has been re
siding for somo time in Olympia, slip
ped off from his friends and creditors a
few days ago with a boat belonging to
Commodore Budlong, and has not since
been seen or heard of.
The farmers of Utah who plowed up
their ground after the grasshoppers had
deposited their eggs, find that the eggs
have been entirely destroyed by the
heavy frosts. This will shorten the hop
per crop several million, but there will
undoubtedly be enough left to go round
From the 21st day of November to
the 20th day of December inclusive, a
month of thirty days, the quantity of
coal put on board ship bv the Seattle
company was 11,200 tons, or 431 tons
per day for each of the twenty-six work
ing days of the month. This quantity
surpasses tnat ot any past month since
the shipment of coal first began at that
The Pnget Sound Manufacturing Co.
is about to establish a stave factory at
Puyallup, Pierce county. A GO-horse
power engine will be put in operation
in the factory. About twenty men will
be employed indoors, besides a large
number of hands will be engaged in
felling trees and transporting timber
from the woods;"" to be manufactured
Two men who wanted to raise the
wind drove five head of steers from a
ranch on Snake river into Walla Walla
a few days ago and sold them to a
butcher. The latter had to pay for tho
beef a second time, as the real owner
turned up in the person of the owner of
the ranch. The men gave their names
as Mason and Castleman. One of them
is under arrest.
Several years ago the wife of Alonzo
nayward of San Francisco obtained a
divorce from her husband, and received
from him a full half of his property,
then amounting to many million dollars.
Since the separation his circumstances
have undergone a great change for the
worse, and his divorced wife has repeat
edly offered him a large part of her
portion. As he persistently refuses to
accept a cent of it, she has altered her
tack, and courted him so warmly that
they have been re-married. She is truly
a noble woman.
Hereafter, in Virginia, there will bo
biennial instead of annual sessions of
the Legislature, and to vote, one must
first pay his poll tax, and if he steals
never so little' and is convicted, ho is
that tho unappropriated balance
Scio has purchased a fire alarm bell.
Marshfield, Coos county, is to have a
Hillsboro is illumined by a solitary
1, 085 letters were mailed from Salem
one day (last week.
Rich mines are said to have been dis
covered on the Santiam.
About 900 hogs have been slaughter
ed at Salem this season.
Marshfield Knights of Pythias gave a
grand ball on Christmas night.
Frank nodgens was sent to the
insane asylum from Eugene last week.
The Coos Bay Neirs will appear on a
half sheet this week " 'cause its Christ
mas." Miss Mary Brown, aged fifteen years,
committed suicide near Roseburg last
The whisky license in Baker City has
been reduced from $200 to 100 per
The Jacksonville Times will change
its day of publication from Thursday to
About $45,000 was turned loose in
Polk county tho past two weeks all
Notwithstanding the stringent gam
bling law, they still contiue to "ante" at
J. N. T. Miller has been summoned
to appear before the Senate Investigat
Dr. Bunnel assayed some of the rock
taken from the Esther mine, which
yielded $2,000 to the ton.
There are 40,000 bushels of wheat in
the warehouse at Buena Vista,according
to a Polk connty paper.
Johnny Hoi ton, of tho Cosmopolitan,
Portland, spends the winter in Southern
California for his health.
The hull of the wrecked Daisy Ains
worth will be brought to the Dalles
and converted into a barge.
The Pacific Thrashing Machine Co.
proposes to locate its works at Albany
if it can secure a subsidy of $10,000.
The capital stock of the People's Pro
tective Transportation Co., of Yamhill
county, has been increased to $o0,000
The weather in Eastern Oregon dur
ing the past two weeks has been frosty,
foggy and chilly, with some little snow.
The Douglas Independent has it from
reliable authority that Mat. Bledsoe
was killed at Prescot, Arizona, about
six weeks ago,by a man named Slocum
A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons is
about to be instituted at Astoria. Hon
A. Van Dusen, A. W. Ferguson, Esq.,
and others are tho principal workmen.
John Morgan, of Hillsboro, sold forty
five acres of land last week, located near
Newton, for $10 per acre, three acres
beaver dam, the rest hr timber upland
Mr. W. T. Webber, civil engineer,
has recently completed a full set of
sectional maps of Benton county, show
ing all tho vacant land, school land, etc
Thero is great complaint among the
carpenters in Astoria because of the
scarcity of lumber, the three local
mills being unable to supply the cur
rent demand, both having orders six
Tho plan for the bridge to bo bnilt
at Sandy, on the Sandy and Dalles
wagon road is now in possession of
Colonel Gates. It will be 430 feet long;
the longest span win be 230 feet, lhe
building ol" this bridge will be let .by
contract, all of which will be advert. sed
in the course of time.
Tho Grand Rondo valley wheat is
worth 50 cents per bushel, oats and bar
ley 75 cents per 100 pounds, flour $3
per barrel, butter 2 cents per pound,
eggs 25 cents, potatoes to cents per
10U pounds, pork 5 cents per pound,
gross, i y cents net; green apples 6
cents per pound.
Riley & Stewart, of Ellensburg, Cur
ry county, have sold their fishery and
sawmill to a Mr. Hume, ironi the Co
lumbia river, for $24,000. Mr. Hume
will put a steamer on Rogue river and
build a large salmon cannery at Ellens
burg. lhe enterprise, it is calculated,
in connection with the mill, will furnish
employment for about 150 men.
Pomeroy's Democrat says; "The silver
springs just discovered in Oregon are
quite remaiKaoie. lhe waters are im
pregnated with liquid silver so that an
iron bar floats on the surface. A hun
ter recently rowed across one of them
ana lound io worth oi the precious
metal in the basketwork of bis canoe.
The Aslorian says: "As a test of how the
value of real estate has advanced in As
toria, we refer to a tract of two lots ly
ing opposite the eastern end of the
Farmers' wharf, at the outer edge of
street improvements, which was pur
chased two years ago for $500, upon
which about the same amount has been
expended, and this week, $7,000 was
offered, but refused, for the same lots."
The Itemizer says one of Rlr. D. Coop
er's sons the other day found a piece of
gold quartz in the LaCreole river at
Dallas. The gold is visible with the
naked eye, and is pronounced to be good
gold, too. It is supposed that this has
been washed out of the bank of tho
creek, somewhere not far distant, and
that a ledge is likely to be found on the
JUaUreoIe not far from Dallas.
For tho Astoria trade, next season,
18 1 7, the Oregon Steam Navigation
Company aro arranging to construct a
palatial side wheel steamer, 251 feet in
length, 34 feet beam, and 10 feet depth
of hold. She is to be a three-decker,
with a main saloon 125 feet in length,
with capacity for accommodating 200
passengers, and will carry 1,000 tons of
wheat. She will be the most elegantly
furnished and fitted steamer on the
The Supremo Court of Minnesota ha,
affirmed the constitutionality of the law
requiring each liquor dealer in the
State two pay $10 annually for the es.
tablishment and maintenance of a State
Asylum for Inebriates. Our law-makers
would do well to give
this State a similar law.
Eleven women and twenty men, stu
dent3 at St. Petersburg, have been ar
rested for shouting "liberty," and un
furling a red flag bearing the inscrip-
; tion, "Union and Liberty," at a church
In 1814 James K. Polk was made
President by an electoral college, al
though Henry Clay had 24,119 more
votes on popular vote than Polk.
In 1S5G James Buchauan was made
President, although he was in a minor
ity on the popular vote of 377,629.
In 1SC0 Abraham Lincoln was elected
President by the electoral college. In
the South there were no votes cast for
him in many of the States, and on the
popnlar vote there were 944,110 votes
"In 1876, at this time, it is claimed
that Tilden has the popular majority of
nearly 250,000. But even if he has, the
firm provides that the President
shall be voted for by electors from each
The New York Dramatic Neics has the
following item concerning the marriage
of the proprietor of the N. Y. Herald:
Mr. James Gordon Bennett's mar-
riage, which was so extensively an
nounced last spring, is probably defin
itely given up," the breach between him
self and his financee having been, how
ever, altogether amicable, and tho result
of a firm conviction on his part that he
wa3 not fitted for the married state.
WlmfAVAr rtrAsnts Mr. Bennett gave
Miss May, and they were numerous,
have been retained by her at his uesire.
The Nation warns clergymen that no
body but a biologist, a microscopist, or
a chemist is compe' ent to criticise Prof.
Huxley, which leads a sharp critic to
reply that if no one can properly criti
cise Huxley unless he himself bo a biol
ogist, a microscopist, or a chemist, for
the same reason no one can properly
commend him but a biologist, a micro
scopist, or a chemist. This- is rather
unpleasant for the Nation.
The expense of proclaiming the
Queen of England and Empress of In
dia at Delhi, is set down at $1,125,000.
Did we hear any one remark about the
civilization of the nineteenth century,
and the superiority of Anglo-Saxon to
Indo-African civilization : "Mr. Speak
er, is it in order for
Senator Mitchell has introduced a
bill in the Senate for the protection and
preservation of salmon in the Columbia,
Mr. Mitchell has also" moved for $250,
000 more in aid of the Cascade canal.
Tho Quickest, Surest and
Physicians reeotr mcnd.and Farriers declare
that no such remedies have ever before leen
in use. Words are cheap, but ( lie proprietors
of these articles will present trinl bottles to
medical men, gratis, and will guarantee more
rapid and satisfactory results than have ever
betore been obtained.
'File CrntnurLiniiueni, Wliile Wraji'M-r,
will cure Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Lumbago,
Sciatica, Caked Breasts, Sore Nipples, Frosted
Feet, Chillblains, Swellings, Sprains, and any
FLUSH, BONK OK SICSCLE AILMENT.
It will extract the poison of bites and stings,
and heal burns or scalds without a sear. I k.c
Jaw, .Palsy, Weak J 'nek, faked Breasts, Kar
achi, Toothache, Itch ami I'litnuctms Erup
tions readily yield to its treatment.
Henry Biack, of Ada, Hardin county, Ohio,
says: "My wife has had rh'ismat ism for live
years no rest, no steep could scarcely walk
across the floor. She is now com;. I tfly cur 'd
by the use of Centaur liiuiment . We all i.-ci
thankful to you, and recommu'id your medi
cine to all our friends."
James Hurd, of Zanesville, O., says : "The
Centaur Liniment cured my Neuralgia."
Alfred Tush, of Newark, writes: "S -nd m-i
one dozen bottles by express. Tho Liniment
has saved my leg. I want to distribute, Ac."
The sale of this Liniment is increasing
"File Centaur Liniment, Yellovr Vrjss-
per. Is for the tough skin, flesh andmuscles of
HORSES, MULKS AND ANIMALS.
We have never yet seen a case of Spavin,
Sweeny, King-bone, Wind-gall, Scratches or
Poll-evil, which this Liniment would not
speedily benefit, and we never saw but a few
cases which it would not cure. It will cure
when anything can. It is folly to spend .20
for a Farrier, when one dollar's worth of Cen
taur Liniment will do better. The following is
a sample of the testimony produced :
Jeffkilson. Mo., Nov. 10, 1S73.
"Some time ago I was shipping horses to Si.
IiOuis. I got. one badly crippled in the car.
With great difficulty I got him tothe stable on
Fourth Avenue. The stable-keeper gave me a
bottle of your Centaur Liniment, which I used
with such success that in two days the horse
was active and nearly well. 1 have been a
vetinary surgeon for thirty years, but your
Liniment heads anything I ever used.
"A. J. M'CAltTY, Veterinary Surgeon."
For a postage stamp we will mail a Centaur
Almanac, containing hundreds bf certificates,
from every State in the Union. These Lini
ments are now sold by all dealers in tho
Laboratory of J. Ti. Rose fc Co.,
46 Dey St., New York.
Cast or ia is the result of 20 years experi
ments, by Dr. Samuet Pitcher, of Massachu
setts. It is a vegetable preparation as effective
as Castor Oil, but perfectly pleasant to the
taste, It can le taken by the youngest in
fant, and neither gags nor gripes. Lr. A. J.
Green, of Koyston, Ind., says of it :
Sirs: I have tried the Castoria and can
speak highly of its merits. It will, I think, do
away entirely with Castor Oil: it is plasant
and harmless, and is wonderfully efficacious
as an aperient and laxative. It is the very thing.
Tl'e Castoria destroys worms, regulates the
stomach, cures Wind Colic, and permits of
natural healthy sleep, It is very efficacious
in Croup, and for Teething Children. Honey
is not pleasanter tothe taste, and Caster Oil
is not so certain in its effect. It costs but 25
cents, in large bottles.
J. B. Hose & Co., 40 Dey St., New York
j. p. WARD.
GEORGE A. HARDING.
WAED & HAEDING,
DRUGGIST? AND APOTHECARIES,
EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A GEN
erai assortment of
Drugs and Cliemicals,
toinli ami liruslies,,
Shoulder Braces Fancy nntl
Kerosene Oil, Lamp Chimneys,
Gins, Putty, Paints, Oils,
Vuriiighes and llj e StufTs,
PURE WLNES AXD LIQUORS FOR MEDICINAL
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC., ETC
EPhysicians' Prescriptions carefully com
pounded, and all orders correctly answered.
BOpen at all hours of t he night.
All accounts must be pnld monthly.
novl.lSTatf WARD 1IAKDING.
In the County Court of CIackam-i rv .
Bate of Oregon. CKamas County,
1 Vimams"" f State of Rard E.
TSAAC WILLIAMS, ADMINISTR VTOR nv
L the above estate having filed his flnaW
count and report with praver for final Jm0"
ment.it was ordered by the Court Tif Jt Ue"
day, the Mh day of .In nunr ' 1ST7 S
forthe hearing of obj.-ct ion's Vo'iuch
and account, if any tb-r.? be. Ch Tcln
Adm'r of estate of HichaM vViif '
Oregon City, Doc. 8, ISTfr "w. U U
Y' VIRTUE OF A DEOUfp
writ of execution issued out rx w
lit Court, of the Saat,.r fh
County of Clackamas, dated the "rth
of November, A. D. 1S70. and to me
Sheriir directed, in -favor of Karl SuUa?
against Charles Heroine, for the sum
tMiven Hundred and Thirteen 25-100 iwVnQ
with interest at the rate of ton wrjln?
nor annum from the 27th dav of ttS"
... ..... mill U!bursf-
ments in said suit taxed at Fort v-Svp T
100 Dollars. Now, therefore, for want
personal property out of which to si:?v
said judgment, I have on this the l'th
of December, A. I). 1S70, levied uiin Vhi
following described real estate to-wit- Tho
east half of the north west quarter of sect w
eighteen, township three south of ranire Z
west, situated in Clackamas countv Oref-rlr,
and on 'feuu,
.Saturday, tlie 20th, day of January
A. IK 15.7, at 10 O'CIOCk A. M of sai.l .1 .
the Court House door in Oregon City ClackI
mas county, Oregon, I will sell all the riirht
line aim uiieresi oi me auove named Charl
Derome to the above described real estate to
satisfy the above named judgment interest
costs and accruing costs, at public auction to"
the highest bidder for cash to me in hand nau
J. T. APPEItONF
Sheriff Clackamas county. Oreon
Oregon City. Dec. l-,lS7-wt. on-
y-OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
JJ Sarah A. nroughton has filed her final
report and account as administratrix of the
estate of William Broughton, deceased and
prayed the Court to set a day for final settle
ment, whereupon it was ordered that Saturday
t he 20th day of January, 1K77, be and the same
is hereby set apart for the hearing of objec
tions to said account and rejwrt.at which time
all persons interested can appear and make
objections if any they have.
N. W. RANDALL,
Johnson fc McCown, att.'y for adm'x.
Oregon City, Dec. 15, 1870-wi.
Saleof Real Estate.
OTICE IS H ERE II Y GIVEN TH AT BY
virtue of an order of the Count v Court -r
Clackamas county duly made and entered of
record on the 7th day of February, iS7t, in tho
matter of the estate of V. W. Cook, deceased
we will proceed to sell, on Monday, the 22nd
day of January, 1S77, the following described
real estate, situate in the county of Clacka
mas, State of Oregon, to-wit : thv V of the
K W H of section 7, in T 2 S II 3 E, containing
K0 acres ; also the E of the S W of section
7, in said township. Terms of sale l s. gold
coin, one-fourth of purchase price payable
down and the remainder in sixty days with
interest atone ier cent.r month.
Wh.i.iam II. Cook,
Frank W. Foster.
v4 Adm'rs estate of W.W.Cook, deceased.
J G H T J SOHRAM,
Main St., Oregon City.
jIAMTACTURER and importer of
tvarc, etc., etc.
7'IIICir HE OFFERS AS CHEAP AS
can oe nau in tne statc, at
WHOLESALE GR RETAIL.
warrant my goods as represented.
JOHN SCH RAM,
Saddle and Harness Maker.
Oregon City, Oregon, Nov. 1, isro-tf.
TO WHOM ST KAY CONCERN!
BEIN UGSIROrS 'OP UOPTIG A
new rule of business, I would request those
indebted to me to come and
Pay Up immediately,
And save inconvenience and expense, m I
h;i ve determined to collect what isdue ine.
I have reduced the prices on Goods greatly,
and can assure all that I can give
Bargains to Cash Buyer?,
Come and see for '-our own satisfactice.
KAf.BVARE, IROFi AND STEEL,
Hubs, Spokes, Rims,
CAR, ASH AXD HICKORY TUXR.
XORTI1RUP !t THOMPSON,
March 31, lSTTG-tf. Portland, Oregon.
AS JUST RECEIVED THE LARGEST
FALL AHD WINTER GOODS
ever imported to Oregon City, which he offers
at greatly reduced prices. My stock of
Has been largely increased and I can show
as handsome a line of ready-made goods in
Men and IJoys' iiusiness sind Dress Suits,
Coats, etc., as can be found in the country .and
at prices that cannot fail to satisfy. My
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
Is filled with a splendid assortment of all the
leading styles and fashionable shades of goods
iloliair, French a nrt
American Dress Good
II lark Alpacca,
Plaid, Plain and Opera Flannels, of all colors.
Bleached and Unbleached Cotton Flannels.
L.:die Hint (icnts' t'nilenvare
Sha ls mid Scarfs,
BOOTS and SHOES,
I would call special attention to my stock of
Men's and Boys San Francisco Boots, which I
have sold for anumbe of years past with gen
oral satisfaction. Every pair warranted. A
omplete stock of
HARDWARE & FARMING UTENSILS;
Choice Teas, Canned Goods, and all choice
All at Low Prices. Also,
LIVERPOOL AXD CARMAN ISLAND SALT.
Highest Price paid for all kinds of
200,000 lbs. of WOOL Wanted,
for which I shall pay the highest cash price.
Oregon City, Nov. 1, lS75-tf.- ,
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP,
John Lewis' Old Stand.
CW. GAXOXG HAS OPKXED -T
this old stand, where he is prepared i
do anything in his line.-
B"Horse shoeing a speciaiy.
Oregon City, Mav 2tS3m .
1,000 HOGS WANTED!!
A VINO UEMODKLED AXD EXT-AUG-
ed our J'orK I'ackintr l-starjiisin"'-; -
we will oe prepares io purcnase .e
more Hogs this season, and for whK-n
will pay the highest, market price.
down on delivery. AIJIH1GHT LOCI
Oregon City, Oct. 6, 176 :3m.
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