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OREGON CITY, THURSDAY, SOY. 1, 1877.
The question as to where the court
O liouso shall bo located is causing con
siderable strife among our citizens, and
eremon8trances against erectiug the
structure on the bluff have been circu
lated throughout the county. As to
the merits of the case we are not pre
pared to decide, but for our own con
venience we would certainly prefer to
see the building erected below the bluff.
"We are informed by Mr. John Myers
' that the heirs of the late Daniel Harvey
will bring suit for the land donated by
Dr. McLoughlin.unless the court house
f is built on the land set aside for that
We make the following extract from
th deed made by Dr. McLoughlin to
"And their successors (the probate
judges who hold the property in trust
for the county) in office Bhall sell the
said lots, blocks and unsnrvejed or un
platted land, and apply the proceeds of
said sales for the purpose of erecting
county buildings upou some one or
more of the eaid blocks, or upon some
portion of the unsurveyed or unplatted
land granted as aforesaid."
As to whether the requirements of
Ihe grant were fulfilled by the building
of the court house which was destroyed
by fire a number of years since, we
leave it to our readers to form their
own conclusions. We do know, how
ever, that the structure cost the county
about $10,000, which was more than
the value of the land granted. Our
platform is to have a court house, and
let the people say where they wish to
have it located.
Freights and Fares.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has rendered another decision
affirming the right of States to regulate
freights and fares charged by railroad
companies within their jurisdiction.
The decision is rendered in a case from
o Wisconsin, and was prepared by Chief
Jnstice Waite. He shows that the
Constitution of Wisconsin, when the
Chicago and Northwestern Company
was chartered, gave the Legislature
the power of altering or repealing the
charters; and that under th decision
in the Illinois cases the present one
must be similarly disposed of. There
is no necessity to disenss the objections
g as to the obligations of the Company to
keep open the land grant line as a pub
lic highway for the use of the Govern
ment, because the United States Lave
made no complaint; while as to the ef
fect of the statutes as a regulation of
inter-State commerce is a sufficient
o atswer to say that the law is confined
to State commerce, or such inter-State
commerce as directly affects the people
of Wisconsin. Says the Chief Justice:
o "With the people of Wisconsin this
Company has domestic relations. In
cidentally these may reach beyond the
State. But certainly until Cougress
undertakes to legislate for those who
are without the State, Wisconsin may
provide for those within, even though
it may indirectly affect those without.
If the question ever arises whether the
Company can be compelled to continue
its business at the prices fixed, it will
be time enough for us to pass upon it
when it reaches here in due course cf
proceeding. It is not here now."
A new scientific instrument has been
constructed by which the hourly pro
gress of the earth through space can be
noted. It is about six feet high, con
sisting of an iron tripod and delicate
pendulum. There is an index attached
to the upper portion of the pendulum,
and when the pendulum iz started this
is perfectly still. Iu six minutes the
earth's motion becomes apparent, and
the needle shows about one degree of
deviation. In one hour the movement
is so marked that the distance traversed
by the earth may be estimated from its
data. The pendulum is of sueh deli
cate construction that it will remain in
motion for twelve hourB, and yet may
be retarded or even etopped by blow
ing upon it. The apparatus was in
vented by Prof. Tobin, of Central Uni
versity, Richmond, Kentucky.
The Rnsso-Turkish war moves along
slowly, the Russians havingjpie best of
it for several weeks past. The indica
tions show a scarcity of supplies with
the Turks, and they haven't auy money
to lay in a new stock. The linss'ans
-are pushing forward, and a decisive
battle will probably take place in a few
days. From the tone of the dispatches.
it would seem as if the bear will have
some Turkey for Thanksgiving.
An ex-Confederate named nillard, of
Tennessee, has ben nominated by the
President as minister to Brazil. It is
very probable that the Senate will re
fuse to confirm the nomination. We
would certainly prefer to see the South
give a few more signs of reformation
before those who were the leaders in
the "late unpleasantness" are put in
such high places.
o In the year 1790 the Legislature of
irginia resolved that "one hundred
and twenty thousand dollars shall be
advanced by tins commonwealth to the
General Government in three equal
yearly payments, and to be applied to
ward erecting public buildings at the
permanent seat of the Government of
the United States on the bank of the
Potomac." An agent of the State has
been appointed to urge upon Congress
the repayment of this sum.
Representative Page, of California,
introduced a bill on the 30th ult., in
regard to Chinese immigration. It re
cites in a preamble the provisions of the
50th and GOth article of the Bnrlingame
treaty guaranteeing to Chinese subjects
residing in this country the same privi
leges and immunities as citizens of tho
most favored nations, and continues as
And whereas, experience has shown
that the immigration of subjects of Chi
na is injurious to the peoplo among
whom they settle and threatens great
danger in the future to the whole na
tion; and whereis, the abrogation of the
pro visions of said treaty by concurrent
action of the two governments can be
secured within one year, if at all; and
whereas, the evil suffered is too great
to be tolerated beyond that time in any
Be it enacted, That from and after July
1, 1878, it shall be unlawful for any
subject of China to enter within the
jurisdiction of the United States unless
he file upon the day of such entry, with
the collector of customs at the port
where he arrives, a certificate signed by
the U. S. minister resident in China,
and dated not more tlian CO days prior
to its presentation that he comes to en
gage in merchantile business, or that
he is the representative of some mer
cantile establishment in China, which
shall be named in said certificate; that
any Chinese subject coming into the
United States jurisdiction contrary to
these requirements shall bo deemed
guilty of misdemeanor, and on convic
tion in the United States district court
be subject to a fine of 8100 or, in de
fault of payment, bo imprisoned at hard
labor for five months; and the master
or owner of auv such vessel bringing
any such offenders shall be deemed
guilty of misdemeanor and be punished
by $100 fine, for which the vessel bhall
The bill finally provides that marshals
of districts, under regulations to be
prescribed by the court, shall cause ail
such convicted to be returned to China,
the expenses to be deducted from the
Page says this measure is designed as
a notice of intention and as a remedy in
case no better is provided before the
date fixed for it to go into operation.
The following proclamation was issu
ed by the President on the 29th ult.:
The completed circle of summer and
winter, seed time and harvest, has
brought us to the accustomed eason at
which religious people celebrate with
praise and thanksgiving the enduring
mercy of Almighty God. This devout
and public confession of the constant
attendance of man upon the Divine Fa
ther for all good gifts of life and health,
of peace and happiness, so early in our
history made a habit of by our people,
finds in the survey of the past year new
grounds for its joyful and grateful man
ifestation in all the blessings which de
pend upon benignant seasons. This has
been a memorable year over the wide
territory of our country. With all its
diversity of soil and climate and pro
ducts, th-2 earth has yielded a bountiful
return to the labor of the husbandman.
The health of the people has been
blighted by no prevalent or widespread
diseases. No great disasters of ship
wreck upon our coast or to our com
merce upon the seas have brought loss
and hardship to our merchants or mar
iners and the unclouded happiness of
commuuity with sympathetic sorrow.
In all that concerns our peace and
strength and greatness as a nation, iu
all that touches the permanence and
security of our government and the
1 Munificent institutions on which it rest;
in all that effects the character and dis
positions of our people and tests our
capacity to eujoy and uphold the equal
and free condition of society is now
permanent and universal throughout
the land. The experience of the last
year is conspicuously marked by the
protecting providence oi God, and is
full of promise and hope for coming
generations. Under a sense of thse
infinite obligations to the Great Ruler
of times and seasons and events, let ns
humbly ascribe it to our faults and
frailties, if any degree of that perfect
concord and happiness, peace and jus
tice which such great mercies should
diffuse through the hearts and lives of
our people do not altogether and always
and everywhere prevail. Let us with
one spirit and one voice lift up praise
and thanksgiving to God for His mani
fold goodness to onr land.and His man
fest care for the nation.
Now .therefore, I.llntlierford B.FTaveft,
President of the United States, do" ap
loint Thursday, the 29th day of Novem
ber next. a a day of national thanks
giving aud prayer, and I earnestlv re
commend that withdrawing themselves
from secular cares and labors the peo
ple of the United States do moct to
gether on that day in their respective
places of worship, there to give thanks
and praiss to Almighty God for His
mercies, and to devoutly beseech their
In witness whereof, etc. ,
R. B. Hayes.
Forty Acre Tracts.
Among the bills introduced in the
Senate at Washington on tho 25th ult.,
was one to enable bona fid settlers on
publio lands of the United Stales to
locate upon and purchase a tract of tim
ber land, not exceeding 40 acres to each
settler. This is for the benefit of settlers
on agricultural lands in Oregon and
Washington Territory especially, many
of whom have land, but not enough
timber thereon for fencing and other
necessary purposes. The timWr lands
in the mountainous districts have been
visited in a number of instances for the
purpose of securing fuel and timber,
and a number arrests have been made
for trespass by government officials.
Should this bill become a law, any set
tler can purchase 40 acres of timber
land on payment of 1 23 per acre.
Two other bills were iutrodnced, one
for the purpose of changing the name
of the steamer Geo. W. Elder to Colum
bia; the other to appropriate 23,000
for the construction of a first-class light
house at the mouth of Umpqua river
on the Oregon coast. They were all re
ferred to appropriate committees.
Gen. Bedford Forrest, the great con-
federate cavalry officer, died on
JiOth nit. at Memphis.
Loeation of Court House.
Editor Enterprise: When I scrib
bled a few lines for your paper a few
weeks ago, I thought it would be my
last say on the question; but as I have
failed to draw out any discussion, I be
lieve it to be my duty as a citizen of
Clackamas county to give a few more
facts in the case.
Since my last communication a re
monstrance to the erection of a court
house on the bluff has been in circula
tion, and some five or six hundred sign
ers have been obtained, and at least one
thousand will sign it if they have an
opportunity before the County Court
makes a decision in the matter.
There is a certain clique who own
property on the bluff, and they are
making every endeavor to persuade the
County Court that it is necessary for
the building to be erected on the block
donated by Dr. McLoughlin. so that
the county can acquire a perfect title to
the seventy blocka which were also
granted nt the same time. In my opin
ion the county fulfilled her part of the
contract when the old court house was
built, and it makes no difference wheth
er it was on a certain block or not, ao
long as it was accepted.
The people should have a voice in the
matter, as they have to foot the bills,
and if a majority of the taxpayers sign
tho remonstrance, the county authori
ties should certainly accede to their de
mands. A certain individual who owns
several blocks in the vicinity makes
himself very officious in the matter, and
says "if it is not built where he wants
it "he w ill cau?e trouble for the comity,"
and informed one of our officials that
"if he did not cease working against
the scheme he would sinch him for any
thing he wanted in the next election."
This same individual always claims to
be working for the interest of the coun
ty about election time, but now it is
anything to put the dollars in his pock
et, whether it suits the wishes of the
pewpie or not.
Farmers throughout the county are
unanimous in the opinion that the site
on the blnff will Xnt very inconvenient,
and they are backed up in tins opinion
by a large majority of the people of this
city. It is to be hoped that the will of
the people will prevail, and not that of
a few property holders on the bluff.
I might go on and enumerate tho
many disadvantages attending the erec
tion of a court house on the bluff, but
they are obvious to all who haven't a
little ppccnlalion iu their oyo. aud I
will not trespass on your kindness at
preeent. Olu Timer.
Editor Enterprise: Believing that
the public always desires to have both
sides of any question, and as "An Old
Timer" had his ay in regard to the
location of the court house a few weeks
ago, I would ask space for something
from o resident of the bluff.
I have great faith in the future pros
perity of our city, and do not think I
am visionary when I prophecy that at
no distant day. Main street will he lined
with manufactures of different kind-,
and a court house would be entirely out
of place amid such a din and bustle.
Taking an economical view of the
situation, everything is in favor of lo
cating t tie court house on the Iliind
granted for that purpose. It is well
known that the late Dr. McLoughlin
conveyed seventy blocks to the county
with tlte express condition that the
court house should be built on a certain
block. The county at that time accept
ed said conditions and ha fince sold
and given deeds for the property. Now,
if the court house should be erected on
any ether tract, the title of the county
to the seventy blocks would be null and
void, and the heirs would claim, and
the couuty could not escape the pay
ment for the amount of land sold, which
would be no small sum. Mak ng a rough
guess, I should say not less than $8,000
would be taken out of the county treas
ury if the conditions of the grant are
not fulfilled. Besides, if ttie court'
house is built elsewhere, it will cost
from $3,000 to 5,000 for a suitable lo
cation, which will have to )e added to
th $8,000, making in the neighborhood
of S 12.000 to becxended for a location.
As to the old court house being
"damned, etc.," your correspondent
must remember that time changes every
thing. At that time there were no steps
to ascend the hill, the road way up the
hill was poor, and the hill was covered
nith brush; bnt now the road is a grad
ual and easy ascent, three different steps
lead up tho bluff, and a fair portion of
our citizens have residences where
nothing but brush flourished before.
Resident ov the Bluff.
Mr. Bickmau, the editor of the Day
ton (Ohio) Journal, who has long been
one one of the most extreme Republi
cans in Ohio, says:
"I am free to say, warm as I have
been in ray feeling about the South,
incredulous as I hare been about their
professions, apprehensive as I have
been about the result of the President's
policy although I endorsed it from
the beginning I returned from Atlanta
assured that I had seen the beginning
of the iernianent pacification, satisfied
that it will be as vain hereafter to check
it in its onward career as it was futile
to attempt to stop the irrepressible con
flict of 18G1 to 1805 with paper proto
cols." Elections to Come. Fifteen elec
tions are yet to bo held this fall, four
teen of which occur on the Gth inst., tow-it:
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minne
sota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vir
ginia and Wisconsin vote on the Gth of
November, and Georgia on the 5th of
December. In addition, Illinois elects
county officers on November Gth.
"Scotty" received a communication
which commended the Albany Observer,
and thinking his correspondent was as
big a rascal as himself, be substituted
Oregonian; but the Scorresporfdent was
an honest man, and 6plit on him. He
is a nice man.
The drouth in California is estimated
to have cost the State twenty millions
of dollars, while Webfoot rejoices over
a bountiful harvest and good prices.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
New York, Oct. 28. The registration
of voters in this city closed to-night,
and the total is 143,375, against 1S3.0G4
registered last year.
Never was it more difficult to forecast
the probable result than in the case of
the next Tuesday New York State elec
tion. Thirty days ago a Democratic
triumph promised to be overwhelming,
now the Republican leaders are very
confident of electing a part of the Re
publican State ticket through an alli
ance with the anti-Tammany Democrat
ic organization, which is expected to
poll some 30,000 German votes alone in
this city. This alliance looks to the
election of anti-Tammany county offi
cers and State Senators in districts
where the Republicans have no hope of
party success. The Senate district con
tests have special importance because
the senators now elected vote for U. S.
Senator, Conkling's successor. What
ever the fate of the Republican State
ticket, they will probably continue to
control the State Senate unless defeated
by general apathy and consequent de
crease of the total vote. Of this there
is les3 danger now than there seemed to
immediately after the Rochester con
vention, when administration Republi
cans suspected Coukling's friends of an
intention to sacrifice tho State for the
Senatorial tickets. This has given way
before the coviction that if such a gauio
is tried or Conkling fails to support the
ad mi n ist ration the Repu bl icau Assem bly
elected next year will surely defeat him.
Conkling's friends deny such purpose.
While Tilden's friends manifest no op
position to the regular Democracy ex
cept through the anta-Tammany move
ment, they realize that Tammany's de
feat is essential to Tilden's recovery of.
the fatate organization for the next pres
idential campaign. This also will in
crease the Democratic defection, but it
is not safe to predict that it will be
fatal. True, John Kelly was defeated
two years ago when he attempted to
oust Recorder Hackett, but Hackett's
official popularity was not partisan.
Another element in the New York City
contest is the intensely jealous hostility
of the Germans to the Irish element,
which alone defeated Tom Murphy's
nomination on the anti-Tammany and
Republican coalition ticket. Comment
is excited by the fact that the serenade
to Hendricks on his recent return from
Europe has not been repeated on the
occasion of Tilden's similar return. It
is one straw indicating Tammany's
abiding hostility to anything tending to
revive Tilden's presidential aspirations.
The general land office has rendered
a decision of importance concerning
section 2,321 of tho revised statute,
which requires certain anuual expendi
ture on all mining claims. Commis
sioner Williamson holds that the first
annual expenditure upon a claim, locat
ed prior to May 10. 1S72, should have
been made by the first day of January,
lS75,and the second by January 1,1870.
Also that the first annual expenditure
npon a claim located since May 10,1872,
should have been or must be made
within one year from the date of the
discovery and locution, and that the
amount required bv local mining laws
aud regulations, to be expended before
a record of such losses can be made,
may apply upon the first annual expen
diture. Claims thus held, if the other
provisions of lav are compiled with,
the second year comraencer immediately
on the expiration of the first, and the
required expenditures may be made at
any time during the year.
Washington, Oct. 30. William
Stoughton of New York has been ap
pointed minister to Russia.
Ti.e Senate, in executive session, con
firmed the following nominations: Win.
W. Upton, second comptroller of the
treasury ; domes Gilfillan, treasurer of
the United States; John P. Hoyt, of
Michigan, governor of Arizo?ia.
Indianapolis, Oct. 2S. The condi
tion of Mortou is not so hopeful as it
has been for a week past. His stomach
has retained nothing that has been
taken into it for the past 21 hours, and
as a consequence he lias grown weaker.
He has been kept up in part by. admin
istration of opiates and nutritions aids
by the herpodermic process. His at
tending physician, Dr. Thompson, does
not think there i.- auy probability .'of
his immediate death. It is evident
that he cannot Jast long unless there is
a change in tho condition of his
Washington, Oct. 30. The comp
troller of the currency reports the ad
ditional amount of national bank notes,
issued during the month, at 3,030,050.
Eighty per cent, of this amount, or 2,
124,010, will be retired in legal tender
notes by the secretary of the : treasury,
leaving the amount of legal tender
notes Novermber 1st at $354,41)0,81)2.
The whole amouut of additional circu
lation from January 14, 1875, to dite, is
The impression among members of
tho Senate judiciary committee is that
the nomination of Gen. Harlan as judge
of the supremo court will be favorably
reported ana confirmed.
The Senate in executive sessions con
firmed 'the following nominations: E.
W. Stoughton, minister to Russia;
Noyes to Frrnce. Kasson to Austria.
Lowell to Spain: Thos. A. Osborne, of
Kansas, to Chili; Jas. M. Comly, of
Ohio, to the Hawaiian Islands, and
other lower grade diplomatic appoint
ments. The house committee on appropria
tions to-day considered appropriations
for the army. It is understood a bill
will be reported within two days.
Chicago, Oct. 30. The Journals
Washington special says the President
has completely flanked the Pennsyl
vania politicians who have been clamor
ing for Simon Cameron's appointment,
by sending to the Senate to-day the
nomination of John Welch of Phila
delphia to be minister to England. The
members of the Pennsylvania delega
tion are quite indignant, as Mr. Welch
is no politician, nor is he considered a
representative Republican. He was
president of the Gen tenuil board of
finance and is a man of considerable
The Times' Washington special forci
bly says: Blue Jeans Williams is in
Washington attached to the end of a
telegraph wire, awaiting for news of
Morton's death. Dan Voorhees also
waits with the greed of an expectant
heir to a dead man's 6hoes. Since the
news of Morton's rapid decline, Wil
liams has grown into an importance he
never knew before. It is believed not
Voorhees. but ex Governor Hendricks,
will be Morton's successor. Iu fact,
such was the advice of a large meeting
of prominent Democrats to-night, whose
advice Williams invoked.
The nomination of Welch for the En
glish ministry fell like a bombshell in
the Senate, and caused a great comnao- i
tion. Each seemed to say in his looks,
"It's another firebrand." Welch has
attained notoriety by attacking corrup
tions in the Indian bureau and as a
friend of Redman. He is of rather
awkward and uncomely figure and will
not grace England s court, and the s-
j lection is exasperating in every state
Ho is vulnerable, because a nonentity.
Jjondon, Oct. 27. A correspondent
gives the lollowing account of Russian
operations, derived from a Russian offi
cial just returned from Plevna: No
convoy has entered Plevna since Gen
liourKo took command of the cavalrv.
; The investment is now complete. Im-
periai guards as they arrived took up
positions on the Russian left,thus grad
ually prolonging the line of investment
across the Lovatz road to the Sofia road.
The investment by the infantry extends
from the Roumanian positions north
west of Plevna to the Sofia road on the
west. The circle is complsted by Gen.
Lrourboa cavalry, which can cut off all
supplies, but the Russians are everv
day receiving reinforcements, and there
is every appearance that they intend to
surround Plevna by a series of works,
as the Germans did Paris. The Russians
will soon have troops enough to com
plete the infantry investment. The
correspondent thinks there is every rea
son to believe Plevna is not victualled
sufficiently to stand a siege until spring,
and that appearances are that Osraan
Pasha will attempt, probably unsuc-
cessfully, to fight his way out. The
correspondent concludes: "I must say
now the question of a second campaign
is resolutely faced, and the prospect
looks more hopeful for the Russians
than at any time since Gen. Ivruder's
London, Oct. 28. Complete access
has been obtained to both pits of the
High Blantyr colliery, and it has been
ascertained that 250 persons perished.
Wm. Marsten has received the nomi
nation for postmaster at Walla Walla.
There are 30 places in the corporate
limits of Walla Walla where liquors are
Walla Walla papers urge the annexa
tion of Northern Idaho to Washington
F. W. Green, city surveyor of Vic
toria for many years, was found dead in
his bed on the 28th ult.
The Walla Walla Wahhvian will com
mence the publication of a daily i n
connection with its weekly, on Nov. 1st.
On Saturday, Howard Smith, of
Chambers' prairie, near Olympia, while
out banting, accidentally shot himself
and died immediately.
A Walla Walla paper says: There is
more sickness from some unaccountable
cause in this valley this Fall than we
ever noticed within the last fifteen
Two companies of soldiers are now at
Mt. Idaho, under command of Major
Hancock. Log cabins are being built
Mt. Idaho for the accommodation of
the troops. The post is known as
Walla Walla Statesman : James Ber
ton, one of the earliest settlers on the
Palouse, iuforms us that immigrants
continue to pour into the country. One
day this week 100 persons were counted,
all heading for Colfax. He states that
nearly all the bottom lands are taken
up, but back towards the mountains
there is any amount of good land open
to settlement. 'They have five sawmills
on the P.donse, three of them operated
by steam power, and yet such is the de
mand for lumber that the mills refuse
10 raive new oraers. liie new comers
will have to go back to the timber and
build log huts in which to pass the
winter, ro.ir Hom ing mills are now iu
operation, and two more mills will be
ready for grinding this fall. Immi
grants now coming in have means, and
many of them desire improved farms
As a rule the settlers are satisfied with
their claims, and it is very rare that
man is iounu willing to sell. At the
present rate of progiess Whit
man will soon be the empire county of
Tlie question of General McClellan's
residence tloe3 not seem to be settled
It is now found that on the 1st of Feb-
rnarj-, 18G9, he took a lease oi a house
in Iloboken, moved iuto it, and lived
there with his family until May, 1S70, a
period of more than a year; and yet it is
said that lie has voted in West Orange
for the last eight years. Tho Burling
ton ITaicl-eyn offers the following sug
"From the fact that McClellan has
been uj for office in Xew York and New
Jersey, with indiscriminate frequency
elnring the last two years, people at this
distance conclude that he must live on
the ferry and
have his meals brought
Tho Mobile Register (Dem.) recently
spoke- of Abraham Lincoln as a buffeon,
and got a fitting rebuke from the New
Orleans Times, which says:
We believe this unfortunate utter
ance is the only instance in which any
southern paper has spoken with disre
spect of the Union war President within
the last ten years. The southern people
habitually allude. to Lincoln with an ex
pression of esteem for his honesty and
patriotism not unlike the consideration
in which, on the other hand, the north
ern people hold the memory of Lee."
The second assistant postmaster
general has made advertisement invit
ing proposals for carrying the mails in
the southwestern States and Pacific
coast States and Territories dnring the
four years to commence next July. It
is dated Nov. 1st, and will be sent,
shortly, to all the postmasters in these
sections, to be conspicuously posted for
at least 30 days before the time for re
ceiving bids. These advertisements
are no longer made in newspapers as
Senator Ingalls has introduced a bill
fixing the first Monday of November as
the day on which Congress shall meet
in regular session. It id designed to
make the present session continue into
the regular session, so that executive
nominations that would fail because of
adjournment without confirmation may
not be defeated.
"Scotty," of the Oregonian, receives a
great many complimentary (?) notices
press of the State. Hehaa
The Times of the 2Gth nlf. says that
the Democratic majority in New York
City will certainly be cut down to alow
figure, and tha advices from the inter
ior of the State are most encouraging,
and everything points to a Republican
victory. The election will take place j
The Bee, Vancouver lndependent,Tlose
burg Independent, &i several other val
ley papers, keep punching the "Fat
Boy" in the ribs, and it makes him
howl. They give him facts and he can't
stand them. He will most likely meet
the fate of his predecessor.
The latest reports in regard to Sen
ator Morten are not favorable for his
recovery. In all probability he will
have passed the bourne from whence
no traveler returns before many days,
and the country -will mourn the loss of
one of its brightest lights.
A western newspaper says that Ex
Secretary Belknap is making a living
by canvassing for a patent indelible ink
for the use of postmasters in cancelling
At the residence of the bride's parents in
this city, October 27th, 1T7. by the Itev. John
V. .Sell wood, George A. Harding and Miss M.
Jennie Bariow. both of this city.
At his residence, in Canemah, Oct. 23, after
a ion-rand painful illness. W. M. C. Parsons,
aged 5 j-ears 8 months asd 10 days.
J. H. WYATT, &1. D.,
OFFICE ONE DOOR NORTH OF IXiUS'S
Packing House. Office hours 9 to 12 A.
M..and 1 to 4 I. M. Residence in the honse
formerly occupied by Mrs. Howard.
Esecifii attention given to Obstetrics and
Oregon City, Oct. 2o, 1877-tf.
"TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will not be responsible for any debts
contracted after this date by my wife, Marga
ret Jane Hensen. OLE 1IEXSK.V,
Butte Creek, Clackamas Co., Oct. 25,l877-4t.
OliMss. Cul t i
rOLTLD INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT
he has purchased Bisby fe Cutting' saw
mill, eight miles east of Oregon City, and that
ho is prepared to furnish
FIR AND CEDAR LUMBER,
of ever-description at low rates.
Cedar Ceiling, Rustic, Water Pipe, Fence
B"John Myers, agent in Oregon City, will
keep a suiply of Lumber, of all kinds, alwavs
on hand. Oct. 25, 77-tf
OWIXCJ TO BAD HEALTH I HAVE Dis
posed of all my interest in the lirm of Al
bright & riogus to Chas. Albright. Jr. All per
sons knowing themselves indebted to the
above named firman- requested to call around
within days from this notice, or their ac
counts will bf placed in these columns for
sale. CHAS. ALBRIUHT, Sr.
Oregon City, Oct. Z5, lS77-2v.
DR. W. F5. JO?3
VroUI.T INFORM THE
T t he has located
nt. Oregon Citv. and is
prepared to do all work pertaining to dentis
try in the best manner. Full sets of teeth
Jii, other work in proportion and warranted.
iv Wllee directly opposite Oharman's store.
Oregon City, Oct. -0, lS77-3m.
NOT FAIT, to
send lor our Kew
Cataloime. It con
tai n valuable In for
mation for every
plating the pur
chase of any article
for nersonol. family
or agricultural use.
Pre to any Address.
WARD A CO.,
Original Grange Supply House,
a. 227 tt 2 Wabasl). Ave CHICAGO
VIIITCK OI' AX OKPKU AND HE
cree of tha t ounty ( ourt of the t ount v
of Clackamas and btate of Oregon, made and
entered on the 4th day of October, 1S77, the
undersigned administrator of the estate of
John Oray, deceased, will sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidiler, at the Court House
uoor oi said County, on
Suttirrtay, Xorrinbrr 17tli, 1S77,
at the hour of 1 o'clock P. XI. of said dav. all
t he following described real properly, belong
ing to saia eate, and situate in th County
aforesaid, to-wit : A certain lot of land, de
scribed as follows : The K. 4 of the tS. E.
of section 20, and the N. H of the S. W. H, and
the X. V. H of the S. K. of sec. 21, all in T. 4
!S., It. I V.., or the Willamette Meridian, con
taining lti) acres. And also the following de-
scrioeu traci, oeing in i. 4 cs., tt. ! j-;.. or said
Meridian : fieginning at a joint 20 chains
l-.ast ami 'Jfi chains outn oi t he is . v . corner
of sec. 21, in said township; running thence
foutu chains; tnence west i.t.7. chains
iiience ixinii criams; tnence r.ast SiKin
chains to the place of leginning. containing
.WK acres. Ann also tr.e lol lowing described
tract oi lanu. to-wit : i ners. v, sjoltheX,
W. H of sec. m, in T. 4 S., K. 3 E., of said Me
ridian, containing 10 acres. And also the fol
lowing described tract of land, to-wit: The
X. V." of the S. E. H of sec. 16, T. 2 S., Ii. 3 E,
wm iwrriuiHii, (.tinuimin 411 acres.
Terms of sale : One-half of purchase money
to be paid down in gold coin ; balance in one
year in like coin, with interest at 10 ier cent.
r.acn tract to oe sola separately.
E. Ij. Eastham. JOIIX XOYER,
Oct. 18-lt. Atfy for estate. Adm'r.
NEW LINE OF STEAMSHIPS
PORTLAND & SAN FRANCISCO.
THE P. C. S. S. CO.
WILL, HEKEAFTER KTJX A LIX'E OF
steamers every five days between
SAN FRANCISCO AND PORT
LAND. Passenger Accommodations Tusnrpasscd.
Tickets for sale at .T. AT Tin
For further particulars apply to
t J Mccracken- & co., Agents.
rortland, Oct. 11, 1877-tf.
Stewed or Itsiw,
AT THE PLOUGH INN.
I FAMILIES SUPPLIED WITH THESE
delicious bivalves, onened romivfnr
7a cents per hundred- '
FLGTR, HIT, STRAW, OATS, POTATODS,
GRAIN SACKS AfiD TWINE
fThe highest market nalil in cash for all
kinds of produce t
One door south nt PostolHce.
Qregon City, Sept. 13, 1877-if.
E. L. EASTHARfir
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Spef lal attention given to business in th
TJ. . Iiand Offici-.
OiTiet; in Myers Crick.
FOm DOORS ABOVE TIIE OLD C0RER f
SEE HIM AXD HE WILL
GOOD CHEAP FOR CASK !
ty Prod ace Boa j; lit and Sold.
Oregon City, August 2, 1877.
FiOORE & PARKER S
TURBINE WATER WHEEL!
And the State in general. This is one of th
best wheels in use on the Pacific Coast, and
gives perfect satisfaction in every instance.
Any one purchasing a wheel which does not
come up to the guarantee, if proerly put in,
the money will be refunded and all damages
paid. For further information apply to W.
M. Wallace, at jCntting's Mill, near Viola,
Clackamas 'o., or at this office.
Wept. 13, 1877-iiinos.
CHANGE OF BASE !
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING!
T- A. BACONS ,
(Successor to BARLOW & ITLLER)
GROCERIES AHD PROVISIONS,
BUTTER AfiD CHEESE,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FKITTS,
And a full variety of Goods usually kept in a
first -class Grocery Store.
Come one, come all, and examine our slock.
I can sell ns cheap and furnish as good an
article as any house in town.
T. A. BACON.
Oregon City, August 25, lt76 X f.
READ! READ!! READ!!!
We call the attention of all who want
to .buy goods to give us a call and compare
prices before buying elsewhere, as the rem
nant of stock must be closed out in a short,
SECOND AND LAST CALL I
Those who are indebted to us must make
payment within thirty days, after that time
accounts will be placed in the hands of aa
officer for collection.
Oregon City, Sept. 2l, 1377.
Johnson, )!cV,vn & I:irr:j;n. AM'js.
"V"OTICE IS HEREI5Y GIVEN THAT I?Y
X virt ue of an ordi r of sale made and en
tered of record on the lfith d iy of Autcust, 177,
in the County Court of the State rf Or-pon lor
the County of Clnckrt ms, in the matter of
the estate of Iewis Ij. 'J homas, deceased, I
will sell at. public auction, t tho hour of on
o'clock p. m., on
IVediiesday, tiiv l ltH 7;ty of Xv., lvf ,
at t he dwelling house on ttv; hereinafter dc
pcribed pn-mis'-s, in s :id county, to- foMow
imr di-seritied r -nl property b'onsrin to sld
estate, to-wit : Commencing in the middle of
the county road leading Irom Silverlon to
Orejion ity, at or ni-ttr an o:tk trv- on tt;
section line Ix-twcen s-etions IS uii.l Ii in 'i'. 5
S., K. 1 K. of the NVillann tt" M: ridie.li, aiid
running' thence west half a luile; thence
north one-iotirth of h mile ; therie east oue
fourth of a mile ; thence north one-fourth of a
mi.e; thence east three-louri hs of a mile;
thence south one-fourth of a mile; thence
west one-half of a mile; thence south one
fourth of a mile to the pine- of beinnin.
containing 2D0 acr s more or less, beim; a pan.
of the donation claim of Wm. M. Reiser, sit
uated in the county of Clackamas and state
ol Ore-ron. Terms U. S. pold coin; one-haiC
down, balance in six mom hs.
JOHN HOOK, Adm'F.
Sept. llth, lS77-it.
TJ. S. I,Axr OfTicK, Oregon City, )
OreRon, Sep 27. 1877. J
("tOMPKAIXT HAVING REEN ENTERED
J at this office by Y. Z. Taylor ajrninst Ed
ward Abraham "for abandoning hi home
stead entry. No. 2iS6, dated Dec. 17. 1872. upon
the N. XV. H of the S. V. ;. of Section 36.
township 2 South. Rsngre 1 West. In Washing
ton county, Oregon, with a view to the cancel
lation of said entry : the said parties are hfr
by summoned to aopoar nt. this office on the
(ilh day of November, 1S77. at 11 o"clock A. M..
toresfiond and furnish testimony concerning
said alleged abandonment.
OWEN WADE, Ttepister.
oct t-lt. T. It. HARRISON, Receiver.
FELLOWS & HARDING,
FIRST CLASS GROCERIES k PROUSIOAS,
PRODUCE TAKEN FROM FARMERS IN
exchange for Groceries.
SELECT ITEAS, COFFEF AND SPICES.
A splendid assortment of
Fresh Crackers and Cheese
FOREIGN k DOMESTIC FRUITS,
And a full variety of poods usually kepi in k
first-class Grocery Store.
We invite the citizens of Oregon Citv, Cane-,
mah and vicinity to give us a call,, and If Ed.
dont pive you as many and as good a quality'
of poods for vour monev as vou can obtain
elsewhere, he will leave town.
y We deliver Goods to all parts of the City
and Canemah free of charfre.
Oregon City, March 1. l77-tf.
OREGON CITY, OR EG 01$
T. W. RHODES
Transient - Hoard.
St to 91 per' Daj.
Board er llerlc
Board and Lotljf iiijj,
per wel-96 OQl
The Table will be supplied with the best the
Ball Suppers furnished on short notice, and
at reasonable terms.
Nov. 19. l)75f
ATTORNEY AD CO? XSEIOR AT LAW,
Office Second floor
building, on First street.
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