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OREGON CITY, TIlHiSliW, DEC. 20. 177.
Next Tuesday the eig'nteeu hundred
and seventy-seventh natal of Him "who
washeth Jaway the sins of the world,"
will be celebrated. This is a day that
is observed all over Christendom, from
Norway to the Cape of Good Hope and
from Brazil to Alaska. It is undoubt
edly the greatest day in the Calendar,
not only because of the momentous
even J that it calls to mind bat also ou
account of the unison with which A
many millions of different people enter
into its enjoyment and keep alive, with
one accord, its great interest.
Rightly enough Jesus Christ's birth
day has been dedicated by custom, to
little children; just as May, the month
of flowers, has been given by the Catho
lic Church, to the Virgin JIary. There
is nothing pleasanter in life than to see
the ruddy, smiling faces of the ex
pectant little ones as they talk for
weeks in advance of Santa Clau3 and
his partiality for good boys and girls.
How often in childhood have we all
' Been Santa Claus coming down the
chimney seen through eyes opened
wide by tales told at the fireside by our
parents, or the recitation of something
like that dear old poem of "The Night
Before Christmas;" and we doubt if
there is a person in the world who was
not angered when ho became so old
that the pleasant delusion of the good
little toy-maker could no longer bo be
lieved. These were oar happiest days
days before the guile of ago and ex
perience had made ns suspicions and
practical, before we had learned the
sad lesson of life's reality and its many
adversities. Most cordially we wish all
the little ones, into whose homes the
Enterprise may go, a'l'the joys of this
most joyful days, and hope that with
each succeeding Christmas their parents
may find them so increased in goodness
that the Santa Claus who watches over
the mothers and fathers may put it in
their power to increase the value of
their presents to their loved ones.
In conclusion we wish to make an
earnest appeal to the people of Clacka
mas county to cowo forward and sup
port us in our effort to supply them
with a sterling county paper. We ask
no other Chrijjlm.13 present than this.
Every industry in t!ie county always
finds us ready to champion it, and we
feel that we have almost the right tode
mand in return that we bo seconded by
those for whom we battle. It is an old
story about the necessity of people sup
" porting their county paper, but it
would, be a new one if they should act
on the advice. Undoubtedly a poorer
paper than we are now publishing
would be better than none, andfor the
reason that we cannot afford -.to run a
paper- in the interest of Clackamas
county if it be not supported, we call
upon those interested at all in this part
of Oregon to come to our relief and
; sustain us in our good work. No one,
more gladly than we, praises our farm
ers, their farms and their produce,
can they do nothing for us in return ?
Is it right that we should keep contin
ually agitating subjects for their sole
benefit when they will not so much as
subscribe $2 50 a year to keep up the
motion? "We hope that those who ob
ject to the paper on account of its party
predilections will take it for the good
it will do the county, a3 the trials of
public men and the principles of parties
will always be of secondary importance
to ns when compared with the interests
of our county
The year is now gasping on its death
bod, and we hope with the birth of
1878, among the many good resolutions
that the Clackamas county people will
make, will be one to do all they can to
keep alive the tla mo alive in the sanc
tuary of the En-terpiush oflice. A
merry Christmas to you all!
The Oregoulan, full of devotion to the
cause of its masters of the O. S. N.
and collateral companies, is still yelp
ing about Mitchell's bill, which threat
ens to open out Eastern Oregon to the
benefits of competitive transportation,
rather than to seal it up for the op
pressive exactions of the Northern Pa
cific and O. S. N. Co. We believe tho
Senator is on tho right track, nnd he
should be sustained by all the honest. 1
moral sentiment of thoso not slaves and
task-masters to tho corporations before
named. Scott affirms a virtuous show
of independence, but there r.ro ear
marks on tho Fat Boy which go to
prove on which side hi3 bread is butter
ed, and the plea of conscientious
journalism might as well be abandoned.
Tho Oregonian. under Scott is apparent
ly a panderer to the wishes ar.d desires
of the O. S. N. Co., and the scaro it is
attempting to make over the presumed
exactions of Mitchell's bill, which the
N. P. R. R. Co. will not accept as Scott
affirms, dissolves into emptiness when
it is to be remembered that tho simple
fiat of tho Legislature of the State of ; substantial form the fact that the Ex
Oregon can impose the same conditions, j terprise is the first paper (and the
under the sovereign power of the jieople. j onb one) to nominate him for the U.
We give these corporationists notice i enae-
that they have different and less plastic j The Columbian has been resurrected
material to work witli m Oregon than
they found in Washington Territory ; and
pets will be found in our Legislature to
Dot lew minions, iicic-spntits nixi pup-
olxiy the behests of their masters
they did iu tho Washington Legisla
tnre and so stifle the wishes of an over
burdened and oppressed conttitucnev. ; , , n . .
1 ' i They da say as 'ow ' the majority of
It is estimated that if locks were J "runners" and "strikers" for the Oppo
built in the Yamhill river at Lafayette j eitiou Steamship line used to fill simi
there would be shipped by the river ; lar positions on the C. P. road in San
from McMinuville from S0O,OCO to i00,- ; Francisco. Such little straws show the
000 bushels of grain a year. i direction of tho wind.
Our Financial Standing.
In our article last week on the Presi
dent's message it was impossible to
give the different topics tiie attention
they deserved, and in order to thor- !
oughly ventilate the condition of our
national Treasury we skipped it entirely
then so as to sift it thoroughly now.
Tho report of the Secretary of the
Treasury shows a condition of financial
affairs which would be wholly satisfac
tory if it were free from apprehension
in the future. Year by year we have
reduced our debt, have reduced our
taxes, reformed and economized in the
public service, increased the public
credit, until.to-day the buiden of gov
ernment falls more lightly on tho people
of the United States (which we shall
prove in an article next week) than in
any of the nations of the civilized world,
with the single exception of Russia. !
During the last fiscal year we paid only
209,000,000 into the Federal Treasury,
which expended 3238000,000 for us.
The receipts and expenses for the cur
rent fiscal year will not vary very widely
from this, and if Congress can be in
duced to cut down the estimates, we
may see our way'clear until June, 1879,
with considerably reduced taxation and
The situation will bear closer inspec
tion, as the decreased expenditures do
not necessarily represent a mutilated
public service. In the matter of inter
est alone the funding operations of tho
past year have reduced the annual in
terest i?3,77.,000, which is a clear sav
ing, and which is equivalent to a reduc
tion of some $00,000,000 of capital. If
tho funding operations can be con
tinued, and if we can substitute 4 per
cent, bonds for the SGGO.000,000 of G
per cents now redeemable before 1881,
we will save on the G per cents 13,200,
000 annually, and on Ihe whole amount
22,001', 205, or ten per cent on our
whole annual expenditures.
This would be a pleasant prospect
and there is nothing to mar it. except
the possibility of Congressional legisla
tion in tho direction of national dis
honor. Unfortunately Congress has
already given evidence that it does not
share in the sound opinions of the
Secretary of the Treasury. The agita
tion of the resumption repeal and of the
legal-tender silver dollar has already
put a stop to the refunding 'operations
of the Treasury, and it is little less than
a national disgrace to find a Secretary
of the Treasury pleading that the bonds
that Lave been issued since February,
1873, at least are free from any ques
tion as to their payment in gold coin.
There is neither honor nor profit in as
suming that the word coiu at any means
anything elso than gold coin at any
place or time, and the Secretary's ex
planation of his view of this question is
both reasonable and honest, but the
country needs some better guarantee
than it now has, that tho Secretary's
view wui xrevau. fcuouiu ouerman
win, tue country is sate, otuerwise
must be cautious.
The Colorado Congressman.
Xliero seems to ue a crreat deal of un
necessary spleen manifested by the
different party papers on the seating of
Patterson, of Colorado, as Congress
man. The man'acted legally but dis
honorably, and this is the whole case.
Many a man can do a rascally thing
with the lav.to sanction it, while a man
ue a saint ana yet transgress many
human rules. During tho State elec
tion in Colorado in October Belford,
Republican, ran against Patterson,
Democrat, for Congress and defeated
him, getting a considerable majority of
the votes. Unfortunately for Belford
there is a law which provides that mem
bers of Congress must bo elected in
i November, but Patterson told Belford
that he would not take advantage of
this quibblo as he (Belford) was the
evident choice of the people, But he
did not keep his word; and last month
when tho legal time for the Con
gressional election in Colorado ar
riven, l'attersou was the only man in
the Held, Belford disdaining to run
As horse men sa-, it was a mere "walk
over the track" for Patterson, and he
was duly and legally elected; but we
would rather bo Belford with our honor
safe than to bo Congressman fifty times
over by tho low chicanery that made
Patterson a national law maker.
A dreadful rumor comes from Wash
ington that the "iron-clad oath is to
be abolished. Before it finally disap
pears forever we should like to hear of
a single instance in which it ever ac
complished anv thing worth attempting;
and while on the subject, it would be
well to inquire whether we might dis
pense with all of the oatli3 which aro
takeu about as regularly as cocktails,
and with less snbseq uentresu.lt.
Contrary to our most
pectations, Scotty has failed
ciaie tue uonor we thrust upon him
I last week; and up to the time of going
j to press has failed to recognize in anv
; and savs it is the onlv
journal on the
Pacific Coast which is wholly original
' This announcement was entirely super
fluous, for the fact was nnfnrtnn-itoW
self-evident to every one who tried to
The Standard has the Rabies.
The Standard with the characteristic
wiles of a demagogue, spends a good
deal of sound and fury on Senator
Mitchell for the purpose of ringing the
slogan of party in the ears of its follow
ers, and rearing a red rag which it calls
Mitchellism paws and dnorts around
this overwrought creation of a fevered
braia, as if the salvation of the country
rlpnpndpd on its furious onslaught. The
Standard is placed in a curious predica
ment seeing many of its camp-follow
ers are in that section of country mostly
to be benefited by the exertions of Sena
tor Mitchell it irf constrained to coun
tenance him in the front, while for po-
itical purposes it at the same time is
engaged in planting puissant blows in
the rear. "While Senator Mitchell is
earnestly engaged in an encounter with
the direst enemies ofEastern Oregon,
where do we find the great Mogul of
the Democracy whom the Standard bows
down to as the great I Am of the party ?
We moan Gov. Grover. He is as mute
as an oyster, and it is very doubtful
whether his support will be obtained for
those measures which Senator Mitchell
is throwing his untiring energies to ac
complish for the benefit of the people
of Eastern Oregon. That people would
be recreant to the common instincts of
humanity if it failed to reward Senator
Mitchell for the persistent struggle he
is maintaintng almost alone against the
machinations of the N. P. R. R. Co.
They would evince a spirit worse than
Punic faith, if after his gaining the vic
tory they turned to smite him.' No, no,
Mr. Standard, the neoDle of Eeastern
Oregon are not ingrates nor devoid of
ictellect. If you would seek to turn
the tide setting in Mitchell's favor, turn
tue representative of your party to its
zealous support, that the houcrs maybe
divided. But it is almost certain that
Grover is the tool of the O. S. N. Co
and the Standard can do nothing of the
kind. He will be found to be a weak
vacillatiug, uncommittal Miss Nancy
and will as usual justify the old Oregon
adage with reference to him, that he is
'sexual mistake." There is aiso much
said in the Standard against Senator
Mitchell that he is part and parcel of
the iniquities that it assumes has made
Republieauisni notorious. While .we
no defender of some of the acts of Sena
tor Mitchell, there is no accusation
ainst him so criminal, so dastardly
and so unspeakably mean, as can be al
leged against its great Oracle, the Gab
ble of present Senatorial life who with
bis minions sucked the stibstanco of
the State of Oregon as dry a a codfish
and then tried tolsteal tho Electoral
College. It must turn away from the
ranks of its own festering columns to
discover some one at whom it cannot
throw stones, and a: it persistentlv see
no good in the Republican phalanx, its
kingly eye must at lust light on that puri
fied ideal of independent journalism, who
having thrown away the temptations of
this world and discarded the ways of the
devil, but retaining the flesh, mounts
the editorial t ripod of the Oregonian
the Fat Boy. our candidate for tbo
Senate, the immortal Scott, the puri
fied, exalted and immaculate ex-collector;
and so failing down the balmy seas
of the Hereafter, the Standard and the
Enterprise will at last lean on tho
bosom of the one only free from guile,
having found the pearl of great price af
ter a long search for one pure man, not
scotched with the iniquities oi modern
politics. So shall the'era of peace begin.
New Postal Kouto
The following is a complete list of the
new northwest Pacific post routes creat
ed by tho post route bill: Oregon
From Dexter to Big Prairie, Salem, via
Perrydale to Sheridan; Prineville to
Silver Wells; from Gardiner via Nor
folk to Sulphur Springs; Grand Ronde
to Oregon City; from Alsea reservation
to Gardiner; Pilot Rock via Granite
mining district to Robinsonville; Bake
oven via Trout creek to Prineville;
Stayton to Nehama; Kerby to Althouse;
Gardiner to Empire City; Express
Ranch via Marshall, Cook, to Conner
creek; Canyonville to the mouth of Elk
Idaho From Franklin to Mink creek;
from Grand Rondo and Lower Crossing
to Wallowa, Oregon.
Persons interested in having service
placed on these routes, or upon any
others heretofore established by Con
gress but not now served, should lose
no time in forwarding petitions or other
evidence to show the necessity or advis
ability of the desired service.
We see by a late number of the Port-,
land lice that we are set down among
thoso llat-footedly favoring the Port
land, Dalles and Salt Lake Railroad.
Of course we are in favor of this route
and so is every other paper in Oregon,
with the exceptiou of the sheet that the
O. S. N. Co. might pun by calling the
Baroness DeBussiere.daughterof Ben
Holladay, died last Sunday in New
York of pneumonia, aged 23 years,
leaving one child four years old. The
vexatious suit brought against her
father by her surviving brother, Ben,
Jr., and herself, under her husband's
influence, is still pending, awaiting ju
dicial decisiou on the preliminary mo
tion. She was attached to the Roman
Catholic faith. Her funeral took place
last Tuesday from St. Ann's church.
Senator Davis, Independent, voted to
take the Butler case from the committee
on elections because the State of South
Carolina was entitled to a full represen
tation and vote in the Senate; but he
refused to vote one way or the other on
the motion to seat and swear the hero
of the Hamburg massacre.
The Democratic Legislature of Cali
fornia has selected James T. Farley,
of Amador county, to succeed Senator
Washixgtox, D.C., Nov. 30, 1877.
The ball goes on. Sinco my last the
Senate has been the center of deepest
and unflagging interest. Every nook
and corner has been crowded through
out the day's session with members of
the House, government officials and the
plebian, each one watching the play as
intently as if life and death depended
upon the issue, and to-day finds the
Seuate hall as densely crowded as in
the beginning of the fight, which seems
as far from an end as on Monday last.
Mr. Edmunda has proved himself,
throughout, the old wheel horse, and
we feel assured that his most admirable
tactics will yet fetch us high and dry
out of tho political mire we have gotten
into through the death of Mr. Morton,
and the absence of Mr. Sharon, even
though he has a most uncertain factor
in Mr. Conover as an allv. Conover
seems to enjoy his anomalous position
hugely, and bustles around tho Senate
like a candidate for ofhee among his
constituents at the polls. He is not at
all backward, and bestows his gracious
attentions without regard to party, as
freely as a courtesan gives her favors to
her promiscous followers. It is pretty
hard to carry water on both shoulders,
but he succeeds as nicely as the Demo
cratic party when it used to cry, " Free
Trade " in the South and " protection "
in Pennsylvania. Neither Mr.Edmnnds
or Mr. Thurman appear willing to trust
him on the final vote, and both are
looking apparently for some weak place
on the other's side through which they
may win rather than by risking the re
sult upon Conover's single vote. Mr.
Patterson sits in his seat in that helpless
invalid manner characteristic of him in
the past, and as much as we deplore the
the position in which he has placed
himself, yet we cannot help admiring
his unperturbable doggedness in stick
ing to his text. Mr. Conover's manner,
which courts both Democrat and Re
publican, has nothing of the desperate
issue about it, and his fussiness among
the Senators gives the spectator the im
pression that he wants to sell out and
is xerfectly indifferent as to whom the
purchaser may be. He helped Mr. Ed
munds win Wednesday's battle, but he
is just as likely this afternoon to train
his fire against Mr.Edmundsas for him,
hence our recrardincr him as a most un
certain individual. Ben Hill ranted and
violated all of Hamlet's instructions to
his players. But was most tellingly
answered by Messrs. Hoar, Wadlcigh
and McMillan, who, while as able as he
in argument, are certainly his superiors
in common courtesy. He constantly
violated the rule which requires Sena
tors to be alluded to in the third person,
by addressing them in the second per
son, and the query often arose, why did
not the Vice President, who is a great
strickler for etiquette, reprimand him.
Mr. Blaine's friends now insist that he
shall be released from his pair with
Grover. He paired originally with Mr.
Lamar, who insisted upon being releas
ed when this Butler fight opened, thus
compelling Mr. Blaine to accept a pair
with GroveV. Now, as Mr. Sharon, like
Mr. Grover, is on the Pacific coast, Mr.
Blaine's f fiends insist that these two
worthies shall pair and release Mr.
Blaine. It's a poor rule that don't work
The annual report of our board of
health present. a strong confirmation of
tue assertion that the coloreil race is
rapidly decreasing, for it shows that
there is nodiminution in the death rate of
the negro, which is triple us great ns
that of the whites. Of course this re
port covers only this district and may
not apply elsewhere. Yet, as there is
far greater attention paid hero to sur
rounding the colored people with prop
er hygienic inlinerces than in other
cities, we think the views of the board
applicable elsewhere. Here, filthy quar
ters are condemned and vacated, cess
pools filled up, contaminated wells
which carry typhoid fever closed, epid
emics stamped ont summarily, medi
cines gratuitously issued to all asking
for them, and in every manner our
board exercises its plenary power to
improve the condition of our poor.
Why, then, should the death rate of the
colored people be so great? Out of 117
still births, 107 were colored. The same
proportion holds good in the cases of
infanticide reported, and without regard
to age or sex or condition there seems a
fearful disproportion of death against
them. During the war, as shown by
the Surgeon General'8 report, the color
ed soldier suffered a percentage of sick
ness and death just double that of the
white, and that too in the Mississippi
valley as well as in the higher latitudes
and we can consistently ask. Has not
the white in this country, tinder all cir
cumstances, the greater vitality for re
sisting disease? Is the black doomed
to extinction ?
Thanksgiving was generally observ
ed. The departments and nearly all
business houses were closed. All the
churches held services, which were
largely attended. The Foundry Church
was handsomely decorated with flowers,
among which was a large basket boquet
contributed by Mrs. Hayes, who, with
the President, was present to hear the
sermon. The Metropolitan Church was
crowded under the announcement that
Dr. Newman would preach one of his
patriotic sermons. The Doctor grew
quite eloquent in his remarks, and was
frequently interrupted with applause.
The day was quiet ns Sunday through
out the city and seems to have become
as fixed an institution as that of devot
ing New Years to calling upon friends.
The flood did us immense damage in
property, though but few lives were lost.
James B. Pray, long a resident of
Olympia, and known very widely for
his generous qualities, died on the 12th
inst. at that place.
Both the Democratic and Republican
committees have been called to meet at
Seattle on the 22d to consider the man
ner of nominating delegates to the con
Some snow has fallen in the Palonse
country, and sleigning is reported.
Weather not cold.
A Portland hotel runner named Geo.
V. Weldon was drowned at the head of
Swan Island last Saturday afternoon,
by the upsetting of a skiff that he was
in, while attempting to get on board
the steamer Alice.
Chinamen have been arrested at Port
land for violating the ordinance in re
gard to health.
In the long disputed "Wallowa valley
there are now about sixty families.
Many of these have gone there gince
CHRISTMAS EVE BALL !
Prof. J. K. Halpruner
WILL. GIVE A SELECT PARTY Ar HIS
Academy Christmas Eve. Grand march
will commence at 8 o'clock. Good music and
good time for all. Tickets, $2.
Oregon City, Dec. 20. 18777.
In the County Court of Clackamas County,
State of Oregon.
In th matter of tho estate of Austin O. Beebe,
deceased, and the application to Bell the
real property of said estate.
TO CUARLOTTE BEEBE, AND AI.C
other persons unknown, interested in
said estate. In the name of the State of Ore
gon, you and each of you are cited to be and
appear before this Court at a term thereof to
be held on Saturday, January 2titu, 1878. at
the hour of one o'clock P. M., to show cause,
if any exist, why an order should not be made
by this Court to sell the following described
real property belonging to said estate, to pay
the debts thereof, to.wit :
The West half of the E. H of sec.. 8, and 4o
acres off the V. side of the E. 54 of the E.
thereof in T. 5 S. R. 1 E. of the Willamette
Meridian, containing 205 acres, and situate in
Clackamas county. Oregon according to the
petition of G. W. Fish, administrator of said
estate, filed in this Court uecemoer isi, inn.
Witness my nanu aim mc "
said Court this 13th day of
December A. D. 1877.
W- H. II. FOUTS.
dec20,TT-4t. County Clerk.
fY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER AXDDE-
J cree or the County Court of the County
of Clackamas and State of Oregon, made and
rivwi rn Mm 4th l;iv of October. 1877. tho
undersigned, administrator of the estate of
the estate of John Gray, deceased, will sell at
public auction to the highest bidder at the
Court House door of said county, on
Saturday, January lOtli, 1878,
look P. M. of said day, all
the following described real property, belong
ing to said estate, anu suuaie III UW
it ffrtjin lot of land, de
scribed as follows : The NT. E. H of the S. E. H
of sect ion 20, and the N. 54 of the S. W . H , and
the N. W. H of the H. E. H of sec. 21, all in 1.4
S , It. '2 E.. of the Willamette Meridian, con
taining 1U0 acres. And also the following de
scribed tract, being in T. 4 S.. It. 2 E.. of said
Meridian: Beginning at a point 20 chains
East and 20 chains South of the NT. W . corner
of sec. 21, in said township; running thence
South 20 chains; thence West 29.75 chains;
thence North 20 chains; thence East 2!.o
chains to the place of beginning, containing
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 per cent,
Each tract to bo sold sonarateiy.
MOUNT NOYER, Administrator.
E. L. Eastiiam. Att'v for adm'r. dec!0-4t.
THE NORTHWEST GRANGER
Sec litis Ttlsicliiiic
Public attention is called
Machine. It is an Oregon
to this splendid
LAST OREGON STATE FAIR.
It will bo
MANUFACTURED AT HOME,
Hy a responsible firm. It contains four cor
rugated Hollers, equal to four wash-boards
working in unison: will not injure btitti.ns
or clothes, and is the most useful and Mrfect
machine ever offered to the public. Patented
October lfi, 1S77. Deing manufactured here, in
case any of its parts are broken, such part
can be replaced at a low ligure without buy
ing the entire machine : and such parts will
be supplied free where there was a defect, in
the machine sold. County and Statc rights
for sale. Address
A. M. CORNELIUS, Patentee,
dec.3.77-tf. Oregon City, Ugn.
Grand Removal Sale!
VS WE INTEND TO REMOVE FROM
the Store we now occupy
TO THE NEW STORE,
Now bi'ilding on the southwest
CoenrriofSalmon nud Eirst Streets,
On or about January 4, 1S78, and in order to
Reduce Our Stock
Sell All C3ools
From now until January 1, at very much
Basket Cloth Dress Goods
In all Colors, 35c per yard.
Basket Cloth Dress Coods
All wool, 50c per yard.
A fine line of all the new shades In
At 35c per ynril.
All Wool 'Black Cashmeres
At 75 cents, worth $1 00.
All Wool Black Cashmeres
At $1 20, worth $1 50.
Colored Cashmere nnil Silks to Match!
IilocK unit Coloreil Alpacas,
anfl EnirM Cloth
All Qualities at Uedticeu Rates.
Waterproof ClonkinsTH, all styles,
At Reduced I 'rices.
FELT SKIRTS at
75c and upwards.
15 Yards for 1 00.
Large Size Honeycomb Bfdsprcads. 90c;
12-1 Heavy Marseilles Bedspreeds, $2 25.
A Large Stock of all Qualtiies
AM) TABLE LI.N'EXS,
And all Domestic Goods at Clearance Prices,
Zephyr Wools In all Colors
Best Qualities at 12 He.
A Full Line of
GENTS FfRXIsniXG GOODS,
AND ALL FANCY GOODS.
At Low I'rices.
Call and Examine oar
As we certainly offer better Inducements than
aro offered elsewhere.
J. F. D. WRINKLE & GO.
- PORTLAND, OGX.
"Orders by mall promptly filled. Samples
eent on application, y 6cc. 13, 1 877-1 m.
TXESIRES TO INFORM Til E CITIZEN SO J
D 0Sre?on CiTy and of the Willamette Va le,
that he is still on hand and doiDg U 1
ness on the old motto, that
A mmble Six Pence is Better than a Slow Shilling
I have just returned from San Franclsc.
where I purchased one of the
LARGEST AND BEST SELECTED
STOCK Or GOODS
ever before offered in this city ; and consist 1
part, as follows :
Boots and Shoes,
Clothing, Dry Goods,
Hats and Caps,
Hosiery of Every Description.
Oils, Paints and
Sash and Doors,'
Plated ware, Gluwr,
Jewelry f Vriou Qualities
And Styles, Clocks and
Watches, Ladies and
Patent Medicines. Goods, Fancy No-
Rope, Farming tions of Every
Implements of Description
All Kinds, Carpets,
Cloth, Wall Paper, iete.
Of the above list, I can say my stock is the
ever offered in this market, and was seleted
with especial care for the Oregon City tradAll
of which I now offer for sale at the
Lowest Market Rates.
ii en fnriYf lmlfcs or nnv one else, to
think of going to Portland to buy goods- for I
am IMermini-l to Sell Cheap and not to allow
myself to be
UNDERSOLD IN THE STATE OF OREGON.
All I ask is a fair chance and quick, pay
ments, believing as I do that
Twenty Years Experience
in Oregon City enables me to know the re
quirements of the trade. Come one and all
and see for yourselves that the old stand of
cannot be beaten in quality or price. It would
be useless for me to tell you all the advantages
I can offer you in the sale of (roods, as every
store that advertises does that, and probably
you have been disapioiiited. All 1 wish to
Come, anil See, and Examine for Ypnrirlvci,
for Ido not wish to make any mistakes. My
object is to tell all my old friends now that I
am still alive, and desirous to sell goods cheap,
for cash, or upon such terms as agreed upon.
Thanking all for the liberal patronage hereto
Main Street, Oregon City.
Legal Tenders and County Scrip taken at
market rates. TIIOS. CIIAIIMAN.
yfiO.WX) lbs wool wanted by
nov. 1. 15-it TIIOS. CnAEMAK.
LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE
THE UNDERSIGNED PROPRIETOR OF
the Livery Stable on Fift h street, Oregon
City. Oregon, keeps constantly on hand
and Hacks. Saddle
and Bujrjyy IIorr.
ET. B. CLEKIENTS,
Oregon City, Not. 5. 1875. Proprietor.
S. A. BROUGHTON,
"liroiTLD INFORM THE CITIZENS OF
Orejron City and vicinity that he is pre
pared to furnish
Fir & Cedar Lumber.
Of every description, at low rates.
lry Flooring, Ceiliir, Rustic,
Sprncr, (for shelving). Luttlre,
Pickets, and Feuce-1'osts, Cedar,
Constantly on hand.
Street and Sidewnlk lumber furnished on
the shortest notice, at as low rates as it can be
purchased in the State.
Give me a call at the
orkoox virr sa if mills.
Oregon City. June 10, 1S75 .-tf
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
T. W. RHODES,
91 to 9
, . 3. VU
Board and Lodging, p-r frk -$e GO
The Table will be supplied with the best the
Ball Suppers furnished on short notice, and
at reasonable terms.
Nov. la. 1875 :tf
iiouru per Week...
FLOUR, HAY, STRAW, OATS, POTATOES,
GRAIN SACKS AND TWINE
?-Tlio h lRhest market paid In cash for all
h Inds of produce .
One door south t Posteillce.
Oregon City, Sept. 13, 1877-if.
C"JT T"V Greatchance to make money.
? V 1A XJ .If you can't jret jjold you can
Ret creen backs. We need a person in everv
town to take subscriptions for the largest
cheapest and best Illustrated family publica
tion in the world. Any one can become a suc
cessful aKent. The most eleCant works of art
plven free to subsorilers. The price is so low
that almost everybody subscribes. One a-ent
reports maklnjr over $1K) in a week, a fadv
aprent remits taking over 4iM subscribers in
en days. All who engage make monev fast.
ou can devote all your time to the business
or only your spare time. You need not t
away from home over night. You can do it
tltllJnrhers-'uU Particulars, directions
m nY,free' Elogont and expensive Ou
fit free If yon want profitable work send us
'"r,ad,.,re" t nee. It costs nothing to try
the business. No one who engage fails to
PIaPTMS9 "Th P-plcf Journal;.'
MOORE & PARKER S
TURBINE WATER WHEEL!
And the State in general. This is one of the
best wheels in use on the Pacific Coast, and
gives perfect satisfaction in every instance.
Any one purchasing a wheel which does not
come np to the guarantee, if properly put in,
the money will be refunded and all darnagf
paid. For further ipformation apply to w.
SI. Wallace, at f Cutting's Mill, near Viola,
Clackamas Co., or at this ofSoe.
' Sept. 13, 1877-6mos.
VTOTICE IS HEREBY' GIVEN Tn
1! by virtue of a decree and order ,T
issued out of the Circuit Court of the s,. ,e"
Oregon, for the county of Clackamas Lot
partition suit pending, in which D w r
side is plaintiff, and Arsinoe C LaW-turn"
Harriet M. Larocque. George C. ljm)ue'
Alphonse E.Larocque, Euet'ne S-LaroSSj
J. X. Apperson and A. J. Ap, erson,
&C, are defendants; which said d-cr. '
duly rendered and entered of record in
Court on the 21st day of November V? fl?
and by which decree and order Yrf Vio. ;!7'
undersigned Heirree therein named isor L,-?
and directed to sell the real proJrtv r'd
tioned and described in said dome and T1"
of sale, and of whicli real property the rJi
ing is a description, to-wit : All those Drimil
situated in the couuty of Clackamas in h"
Jjtate of Orrgon, known and described as fni
westerly boundary of Main
If b . I.n-M 1 1. - IM')' 1 M II I llir Ck r n . :
iieginning at a point in t
Jary of Main stnL, i tho
City (according to the plat thereof) whewT2a
easterly extension of the north lint- (,f,k
Imperial Mill building intersects wiid mJ5?
boundary; running thence southerly uuVT
the west boundary of said Main street aL?f
.j i nnn, ur i) left South , r
the point of intersection with an extension 2r
the south line of said mill buildin- then
at right angles westwardly by a line Varan?
wit h the southern line of said mill buiM
about ninety feet to a point where S
erly extension of the west line of said mm
building is intersected; thence atrUrht'1
gles northerly to and with the westerly Ua
said mill building and a northerly exien.i
thereor. ninety t'Ki) feet; thence easterly hv
line parallel with the northerly line of i i
mill building slxty-slx (Mi) feet ; thence sou?L
erly at rij;ht angles, forty (40) feet to tt boJ,T
erly line, of said building; thence ten,
right angles about twenty (Ju) feet to th
place of beginning, and the pimntiii!
and water privileges, CTS
I, Owen Hade, referee in said decree an
order of sale named as aforesaid, win on
Saturday, the 5tu day ofJanaar)-, A. D
1878, at the hour of one o'clock in the afte-"
noon of said day at the Court lions' d(K.r in
said Clackamas county. State of Or-gou soil
the above described real property at ,'u,i
auction tothe highest bidderfor cash in haml
in gold coin. The said premises btinjr Wnow
as the Imperial Mill property. a
Dated this 3d day of Ievmer, A i ir
Dec. 6, ,.-5t. Kef-ret.
TJ. S. I.AXB Office. Oregpn Cjtv i
Oregon, lx-cember 5, 177. "
CIOMPLAIXT HAVING BKKX KXTFR.
j ed at this oflice by Wm. J. Hesse r
Washington eotrnty, against John Sjj,0' 0f
r .iMiiii-MMi uiuifi, ir auanonniiig h's
homestead entry, No. dated ah;. 11 rd
npontheIitsNo.4,5, 8, and 7 of Section"""'
Township 2 South, Hange 2 West, in H'ash
ington county, Oregon, with a view to the
cancellation of said entry: the said pani-
aro hereby summoned to appear at this
office on the 16lh day of January, 1K7k, at H'
o'clock A. M to respond and furnish t-sti-raony
concerning said alleged abandonmen'
OlFKN H'ADE, Kegister
decl3-tt. T. It. HAKHISOX, KeoeiW.
PUBLIC LAND SAIeT
U. S. Land Office, Oregon City,
Oregon, Nov. "rid, l.sTT '
"V'OTICE IS H Kit KU V tlVKX THAT IX
J.1 pursuance of instructions from th Com
missioner of the General Innd office, und-r
authority vested in him by section 2. t' of the
Revised Statutes of the United states, we
uhall proceed to olfcr at public sale on'
January 'Jth, A. I). 17,
at this office, the following tracts of publie
lands, to-wit : Ixrts numbered 1, 2 and 3 of s-r
32, T. S. K. 2 V lots numbered 12, 15 ami h
of Sec. 2-t, arid lot S of Sec. 2fi. T. 1 S. It. 10 W,
and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Sec. 2, T. 5 s. of I;. 3 w7
All persons having pre-emption rights toanv
portion of said lands are advied t ina"
proof thereof and payment lefjr the tiav
designated for s;id sale; otherwise thtrj
rights will le forfeited.
T. it. HAUKISON, OWEN' WADE,
Jfov29w4 lieceiver. It-gist r.
Johnson, pifCown Mrtcrnm, Atfji
Adminis rator's Sale.
VOTICE IS HKREBV GIVEN THAT ET
virtue of an order of sale made and en
tered ef record on the Kith day of August,
and a further order directing a re-sale of Hi
hereinatter described tract ef land mailt1 and
entered of record the 1th day of in eemi r,i.-7T.
in the County t ourt of the State (1f i.m-nn lor
the County of Clackamas, in the matter of
the estate of Iewis fj. Thomas, dece,':si, I
will sell at public auction at the hour of one
o'clock J". M., on
Moiulay, tlie ?tli day of Jannajj, 17S
At the Court House doir !n Oregon (it)-.
Clackamas county. State of Oregon, the fol
lowing described re:il estate tjo!nt:iiJg I" said
estate, to-wit : t otumenring tn the 11. iil df
the county road leading Irom silv.-nm to
Oregon City, at or near au oak tn-e on the
1 section line between Section Hand I'!! T.
S , It. 1 F. of the Willamette .Meridian, and
running thence west a half miie: tiivnce
north one-fourth a mile: thence east one
fourth of a mile ; thence north one-fourtli off.
mile; thence east three-fourths of a ti:i!:
thence south one-fourth of a mile: tlinv
west one-half of a m i le : t hence south oi:
fourth of a mile to the place of -cinr.it-c.
containing -IK) acres more or less, l-iiig a pri
of the donation ciaim f Wm. M. Kewr,
tinted in the county of Clackamas and Mt
Terms V. S. gold coin ; one-half down, ba;-
ince in six months. JOHN HOUk.
Lec. 6. lS77.-ot AiimT.
Johnson, Jlfiown k Marrnm. Alt'ys,
In the mnt:erofthe estate of W. W. Cw t,
ii eon sod,
VOW ON THIS HAY CAME FH K
.TN W. Foster and Il-nry V.ke. Adnim
trator's of the aliove emit W. estate and tupi
their final leport and vouchers for final Sftt-e-mcnt,
and moved the Court to set a day
final hearing and examination of t he
whereupon it was ordered and adjuni'iiM
the Court that a term of this Court U- IvidM
Monday, the 7lli day of January, A. D.
1S78, for the purpose of bearing objection t
SHid final re:rt and account, and fortnentuj
hearing of said matter, at which lime .M
next of kin and all in rsons interested can ap
pear and make objections to such Cna. :
count and settlement thereof, if any tn'
have. It is further ordered by the Court
notice of this order be given by publisiiiBj
copv thereof for four weeks succe
the Oregon City Enterprise, a kljr "r
pstper published the county of Clackaiuj-
- . V. UAXDALL, County Judrf.
Attest : W. H. H. Kovts. County Clerk.
Oregon City, I-c. 5. bN-4t.
iVroncE is iiERF.nv givfn; that is
1 pursuance of an order of the tonne
Court of Marion 'county. Oreiron, '
the 15th dflTofOctolKT, A. I. 's"-.I.,f'"' .",'
he 15th da v of October, A. I. '.'"J ""V
lr sale to the highest bidder, all he FVlt'
itleand interest of lHe Wright, Orr rvyi
nd F.lla WriKht, minor heirs of '' ! " ;
nnd Lots I, 2. 3 and 4 of section
20. all In T.
s" It. 2 F.. of' the Willnmette M;;rW
talnlng 100 acres more or less. Ihe mu-r.
said minors being each an urnlr d,d.
third Interest in said above i, cri'
Said sale will take place at the to"
door in Oregon City. Clackamas
von, at the hour of one o'clock P. 31. ou
Friday, th 21st day r Ueccmbcr, A.
1S77. Terms of sale-gold ''"jsi-Y
Guardian of'said minor.
Nov. 20. 1877-it. -
AJOTICR IS HEREBY CI VEX IT;
i my wife, Ixniise Bohna, has lctt id.
and board without Just cause, ami -the
public that I ill not W'?,"'.
any debts contracted by n'roilVV
Howard's Mill, Clackamas Co., li't-t."
aOTICE of fish settlement-
"VTOTICE I? HEREBY ,G,,V,fT
j the undersigned. arfnlnls7'n0r,nlu? his
tate of Robert Wilson, deceased has ni -final
account as such adminis '"n;
County Court of Clackamas bounty y,
and that said Court has a Planned Mm
the 7th day of January. A. 1- "oblee
of one o'clock P. 51. fo the hcannij of
tlons to said final account and the '
of t he same. . W rMstte.
hoc 6. "77 4t. aniirr w
VTOTICE IS HEREBY G1VEX THA of
j have been appointed administratn fce
the estate of John Kramien. deceaseii; ,v
hon. County Court of Clackamas cou
State of Oregon ; therefore all r-rsons n
claims against said estate are notified 1 ' ufJ.
sent them, with proper vouchers, to k.
dersigned in Pleasant Hill PreciPCt, 1 1
mas county, Oregon, within six months
the aaie 01 mis nonce. . ,rv
BLANKS OF EVERY TJFCWrnONFOB
Sale at this office. Justices of the 4i
can get anything in their line.
ing described parcels of land sitnafe in 1 m
amas county, State of Oregon, 1'
of section 10 nnd the S. V. hi of the :