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OS EG ON CUT, TJIL'KSmr AIG. 8, 1878.
The Locks Commissioners.
"We copy the following from the
" Traveling on the cars between Sa
lem and Portland a fe7 days aj?o, ve
met with Messrs. Ttitom, of Tolk, and
Allen Parker, of Albany, members of
the Board of Canal and Locks Com
missioners, who were returning from
an official meeting at Oregon City, We
learned from them certain particulars
that vrill be of interest to the public.
From the first they hare had trouble
urith the Willamette Transportation and
Locks company: they Lave refused to
prive manifests of cargoes passing
through the locks as required by law,
and after resort to the courts they re
fused, when the decision went against
them, to give manifests of cargoes pre
vious to the date of the Court's decis
ion, and finally they have refused, after
making every possible xretext for de
. lay, to pay any dues to the State, which
is entitled to tea per cent, of the net
earnings, with per cent, with the dues
on passenger-travel amount, if we are
not mistaken, to about ten thousand
At the present time the Board of Ca
nal and Locks Commissioners are com
mencing suit to collect the per centage
due the State up to January, 1878,
which is unpaid since January 1st, 1S75.
The Commissioners inform us that the
increase of business makes the proper
ty very valuable, so that it is a great
Bonrco of revenue to the owners, which
makes their action more inexcusable;
we do not recollect the exact amount of
tonnage that has passed through since
January 1st, 1S7S, to July 1st, 1878, but
we think it is about 4G.000 tons, and
that about 10,000 passengers have
passed through it in that time. .
Mr. D. P. Thompson, formerly inter
ested in the company, and its secretary,
we are told, places the cost of construc
tion at 200,000, loaned by the State,
and about $150,000 more borrowed of
Michael Ueese, of San Francisco, and
we are informed that the present com
pany did not pay over 8200,000 for the
property, beside what the State loaned
it. Col. Jennings, of Oregon City', the
third Commissioner, seems to have con
stantly disagreed with his associates in
their efforts to compel the W. T. & L.
Co. to comply with the laws of the
These strictures are all true, as wo
verily believe, except that Davo, who
was a director in the company, swears
the cost was $390,000. As for Col. Jen
nings, from his intimate relations with
the Ainsworth crew, but little else
could have been expected of him than
to continue to be an apologist and de
fender of the W. T. &. L. Co. ring.
In casting about for successors to this
commission, it may be well to recollect
that if a majority of the Board is com
posed of material of the Colonel's com
position, that the law would prove a
nullity. While we are on this subject
we will aay that the Standard in an ar
ticle recently inveighing against the
law and its expenses-, recommended the
abolition of the commission, and that
the State officers be invested with their
duties without pay. With Gov. Thayer
at the head of this Bard, we should
not object, but while the lick spittle
and fawning sycophant, L. F. Giover,
" occupied that office there was serious
objection. lie is the senile nin-com-poop
who was compelled to sign the
bill against his protestations of its le
gality, but which served to cover his
subserviency to the O. S. N. Co. crew,
nnder a threat of censure and a request
to resign, from the very Democrats who
had but a fow days previously elected
him to the Senate.
Of all the minions and tool3 the
O. S. N. Co. have invested with their
collar, the chief among them is this same
L. F beside whom the Colonel, Tony,
Scott and Whiteaker, are small pota
toes. The Standard intimates that jnst as
likely as not the Oregouian will bo fotmd
in opposition to the administration.
The Lord bless your innocent soul,
Tony, do you not recollect how Scott,
before he received- his appointment as
Collector, was a captious and snarling
growler at about every act of the ad
ministration and Grant thought best to
buy him with the office, after which he
became the obsequious, fawning syco
phant and lickspittle for the Silent
Man ? Of course ho will carp at every
thing, in the hopes that Hayes will see
the necessity of spiking tho Son of a
Gun by the samo balmy token ; but it
will be a long time hence before such
an ass warms up an office of trust,
honor or profit at the hands of an hon
est and discriminating Cabinet. His
bumps have been examined, and while
it is to be confessed he has one promi
inence that fits nicely in a sinecure seat,
still, as wo 6aid before, Rutherford
don't see it.
Tho Standard man, in order to divert
tho attention of tho people from its
well-known subserviency to the O. S.
X". Cbi, in labored articles now attempts
to draw fire by insisting that all who
are not for the O. S. N. Co. are tho
dupes of the Central Pacific Railroad
company. The Central Pacific is very
well pleased athe action of its brother
monopoly, the O. S. N. Co.: there is a
sort of twinship between them, and the
O. S. N. Co's effort to prevent legisla
tion which would open out tho Colum
bia river and put tho railroad building
tinder way, just suits them exactly,
and the Standard man, while wearing
the collar of the O. S. X. Co., does not
eeem to know that by looking closely
lie would also discover tho monogram
of 'the C. P. R. R. blended with the O.
S. N. Co.'s cabalistic letters, which are
the signs of the power that hold that
paper in its grip. .
In 1SG0 the per capita circulation of
currency in the United States was SG-70.
li is now S14.G0 per capita.
Good Crops Once More.
The Fates who turn their averted faces
away from some unhappy lands, deny
ing the bounties of the seasons to the
appealing supplication of their habi
tan3, beam with auspicious smiles as
usual on the Webfoot Land, and bring
to the garners of the Granger a full re
turn for his toil. The gifts of Ceres at
one time looked serious, and the offer
ing of Flora not florid, but the alchemy
of time wrought out our usual dispen
sation, and once more tho Willamette
Valley, like "Old Virginia," "never
tires'' of its historio bonnteousness. If
anywhere on tlys mundane sphere some
spot is reserved from flood, famine,
pestilence and fortuitous ills to afflict
mankind, surely that place is Oregon,
the only exceptions or reservations to
the completeness of this Eden are the
few reptiles like Scott and the thorns
and thistles, like Democrats, who rather
too plenteonsly abound.
The O. S. X. Co. at about this time
will begin to cast about whom of the
Legislative elect they can mildly im
press, with a free pass over their nu
merous lines of travel; they fondly im
agine that delicate attention of this
kind will not be without its effect, and
with some it mny seem a token of the
dawning of tho millenium "that such
things can bo coming from such a Jove
inspired source; but we hope such a
small bait will bo indignantly spurned,
as their sins against a whole people can
not be atoned for by liberality to the
people's representatives. The only
Spartan way of treating such attentions
is to- return their passes and announce
to them that they will take their chanc
es with the common herd, as Senator
OiSeld did to the railroad company two
years ago. His was -in act of upright,
moral consistency; he was not to be
bribed, or give'the appearance of being
bribed, and ho returned the token that
would indicato one or the other.
In Albany, Oregon, where their is
more warehouse holding capacity than
there is likely to be wheat, a very vig
orous strife has been inaugurated as to
who will be tho best patronized. The
prico for storage has heretofore been
five cents per bushel, bttt tho Furmers'
Warehouse folks led oil by putting this
season's price at four cents; then Foster
of the Magnolia Mills announced stor
age at usual rates, but will give tho
storer a bonus of four cents per bushel
in bran and shorts. Tom Monteith
then shot off his coliimbiad and fixed
storage atfusvral rates and oilers a bonus
of five cents per bushel in truck similar
to Foster's. CLeadle, Sitnison,TIarper,
Blaine. Sox &: Co. and Ballard & Isom
are yet to hear from, and they may some
of them cap the climax by paying the
farmer something for the privilege of
storing his grain. We think the Grang
ers will be better "served by paying a
reasonable sum for the care of their
We want to ask the Standard man
whether or not, he will sustain an act
regulating fares and freights to the
basis now charged on the O. & C. Jl. 11,,
a railroad li tie, which has tetf times
more capital invested than his pet
friend, the O. S. N. Co?' It would re
sult in curtailing the charges of the O.
S. N. Co. to about one-fourth tho rate
they now charge, except grain-freights;
so don't be precipitate nud say "yes"
before you know the consequences
which would result to the monopoly.
If you cannot support it give us reasons
why. It will be amusing to see how
many shifts you can make to aoid the
real reason, nnJ as u sample of tangled
lexicology will be worth thereading.
Tho Orenonian of Monday has a lead
er arguing over the same ground with
reference to the employment of friendly
Indians a3 allies that wo advanced two
weeks ago.We are glad the Oregonian
man, after having digested our article
so thoroughly 13 able to reproduce it;
bnt you are too slow Scott. Try a fish
dish and seo if that won't revivify
that brain which is fast addling under
the restraint imposed upon it by your
master; besides you could not have
consulted with the O. S. N. Co. about
that leader.- as Indians to fight In
dians would destroy a largo
amount of transportation business now
done by that company. Another such
an offence and your emolument will bo"
Col. Parish of the Commercial Reporter
has secured a monopoly of the market
and monetary dispatches from the
Western Union Telegraph Company for
Oregon. This indicates enterprise.
The Colonel has been assidnon3 in
compiling Oregon statistics for several
years past, and the Reporter is recog
nized as standard authority for com
mercial news in Oregon. The above
conquest adds another dependency on
which the merchant must lean for in
formation. We are glad to see him add
other outposts to his stronghold on
The Central and Union Pacific Rail
road Companies have given notice of an
increase in overland freight rates,
amounting iu many instances to 100
per cent. The object is understood in
New York, to be to force shippers into
special contracts for all classes of
freight and thereby divert the heavier
classes from shipment by se3. In other
words, it means the inauguration of a
strong competion with the Pacific Mail
A few colored Republicans of Edge
field, S. C, attempted to form a Re
publican club. 'For this great crime
against the Hampton government, the
Edgefield Advertiser demands - that the
ringleaders be hung. A club of col
ored Republicans cannot 1i tnlowto ;n
The Proper Course.
A writer in the Dee suggests a propo
sition with reference to the situation
which confronts the Legislature in tho
matter of regulation of fares and
freights, wLjeh is so parallel to our
previously expressed views that we re
publish it: " It i3 tho quickest, cheap
est, and therefore the best way out of
the environment of monopoly toils
the assertion of the right of the sover
eignty of tha people in tho gradation
of fares and freights:
"Many suggestions have been pro
posed by various writers who are alive
to the danger of tho era, to litigate ia
some manner to check the maglignant
monopoly of the O. S. X. Co. over tho
Upper Columbia conetry; but none of
them, as I conceive, have suggested the
most effective sanitarium inasmuch as
Mr. Pennoyer's remedy is to tax the
whole people and build railroads around
the portages; Governor Thompson's
plan is to tax part of the people for the
same purpose; while the purchased
toadies. Scott and Xoltner, say, "bnild
canals." As this is a ten-years' job i,
is easy enough to discover the O. S.
Co. in tho meal tub of the Oregonian
and Standard, and they are the ones
who prompt this suggestion. Xow the
easy, practicable, lawful and effective
road out of the difficulty is for the Leg
islature to dejreo a-regulation of faros
and freights nnder tho plain guidance
of the law, as has been already adjudi
cated by the Supreme Court.
Ia sixty days, through this instru
mentality, the Gordian knot is severed,
the entanglements are solved, and the
backbone of the O. S. X. Co. monopoly
broken. How? Take the present
schedule of freights and fares charged
by the Oregon & California railroad,
which they have abided by for the two
years last past, and which, therefore,
must meet tho demands of their invest
ment, aal is consistent with theiuterests
of the producing classes on their route.
Enact that transportation companies
operating in Oregon shall not charge in
excess per ton per milo for similar dis
tances of that tariff. By referring to it
we find that for distances less than 20
miles they cliargo ten cents per ton per
mile; from 20 to -10 miles, about six
cents per ton per mile; and abovo -40
miles, at five cents per ton per mile.
This scale is rather higher than that
tariff, and we have stated it withiu
Tho consequences of ah enactment of
that character would be not to harm
any existing freight schedule in Ore
gon except that of the O. S. X. Co.,
because that company i3 the only one
which uses its monopoly rights so un
scrupulously as to defy ordinary
decency and sense of propriety as to a
freight rate within the State; and n
account of the current jurisdiction of
Washington Territory with Oregon on
the O. S. X. Co. route, this enactment
would only affect that company in one
place; but that is tho vital point, ah.! is
tho only key to the present impregna
ble position of tho O. S. X. Co. (we
refer to the portage l-ailroad from the
Dalles to Celilo, which is fifteen
long in Oregon, and consequently
would come within tho purview of the
enactment wo call for). This would
compel the O. S. X. Co. to wnvey
freight in tho order of its arrival over
that road for one dollar and fifty cents
per ton, and this would immediately
open out the Columbia river to compe
tition. Tho jxrtage at the Cascades
amounts to nothing: independent
lines are now constantly landing stock
withiu a mile and a half of the upper
1-nding, and if there was any call for it
can jnst as easily reduce the distance
to one mile. Contracts can bo let with
reliable teamsters for carnage of freight
across the portage for one dollar per
ton. The steamer Northwest on the
Upper Columbia is embargoed from
business by tho decree of the O. S. X.
Co., who have issued orders to shippers
iu consistency with their claim for ab
solute autocratcy over that region of
country, that local rates (which with
them means any whim of prices that
suit them for tho moment) will bo ex
acted on goods shipped on the bteauter
Northwest, and must bo paid to the O.
S. N. Co. This infamous aud revolt
ing decree has received a proper airing
iu tho Senate of tho United States, and
its nnpara'leled infamy did much to
double the Government appropriation
for the locks, and fortified Senator
Mitchell to insist on his demand that
the Northern Pacific railroad should be
made to break its damnable conspiracy
against an unfortunate section of coun
try, which passed the Senate unani
mously. Now let the State Legislature
pass the law I havo sketched, and the
steamer Northwest will come laden with
wheat to Celilo, which the O. S. N. Co.
must transport to tho Dalles for one
dollar and fifty cents per ton. Here
steamers will be constructed immedi
ately, which will be overglad to carry
to the Cascades for one dollar per ton;
the laud transportation across the Cas
cades will be a dollar additional, and
from there to Portland one blast of the
trumpet would summon a dozen inde
pendent steameis who would gladly en
gage to do it for one dollar per ton. It
would immediately emancipate the
whole Upper Columbia country, and is
the only quick and radical cure which
can be devised. Isow the next ques
tion is, Have we straightforward and
honest men enough in the Legislature
to carry a measure of this kind? We
answer: If tho delegation east of the
mountains, whoso constituents are most
vitally concerned in this measure, do
not have any unprincipled, unscrupu
lous and purchasable tools among their
number, it can easily be done. The
Republicans, almost to a man, aro solid
for it; and Democrats of the incorrupt
ible kinl, like Mathieux of Marion,
Hendricks, Galloway, Burch and Brad
shaw of Yamhill, Wheeler, Hamilton,
Schooling, Hewitt, Hazard and Nen
man of Lin a and Grant, Townsend of
Polk, and Hughe-sand Green of Benton,
are not to bo wheedled or bought off ou
Among the Democrats it is pretty
safe to say that from their instincts and
predilection, a member of the Senate
from Multnomah, Clackamas, Benton,
whose name i3 Palmer, and Lace,
whose name is Whiteaker, will stand
by the O. S. X. Co. through thick and
thin; and it will be like good coming
out of Nazareth if any of them stand in
with the people in thi3 contest.
But we think wo havo pretty well
separated the sheep from the goats;
and we do not think as many friends of
the O, S. X. Co. will exhibit them
selves in the House as there will in the
Senate. However, every man will
doubtless have to run a gauntlet of
offered bribes, as the O S. N. Co. can af
ford to spend a million dollars to defeat
this legislation. Whosoever stands trno
to the interests cf the people can be
counted as .without price, and will be
those whom their constituents can
safely trust for preferment in the future.
Let us remember, too to,'watch the
career of those who vote against the
bill, and see how soon they emerge
from their impecunious surroundings.
We would suggest in so voting they
will incur suspicion, and so forfeit their
good name in community, and we would
therefore, as the game i3 mighty, advise
them to sell high. A commgn Mis
souri puke in the Legislature, under
the present circumstances, is worth
twenty thousand dollars to them, and a
man presumed so have brains fol
lowing a corresponding valuation.
However, we feel cerfain that the integ
rity of the Legisturo as a body, i3
abovo reproach and tho labors of the
henchmen the O. S. X. Co. will put in
the field will be put in the field will
be put ia the field will doubtless be
barren of result. I feel sure tho Bee,
as aD earnest
demands of the
to the bribbed.
exponent of the
people, in contrast
gagged and fawn
Orenonian, is known
ing Standard and
tho readers of the last-named
as above the influence of the
of the O. S. X. Co., and I therefore call
upon you to give prominence to the
certainty that the little legislation that
I have cited is a certain cure for the ills
of monopoly, which has built up an in
solent autocracy in our midst. The
Standard and Oregonian are sealed to
any suggestions calculated to free tho
people from the grip of the O. S. X Co.,'
and the Uee islhe only avenue open to
the ear of their reades. Yours,
Fok the Contest."
" The-following are the particulars
so far as we have been able to learn, of
a shooting affair which took place at
tho landing last week: On Tuesday
evening, the 23d inst, a half-breed,
named Bill Theodore, who, for the last
four or five years, has been living with
the Columbia river Indians, and has at'
times been in the employ of the Switz
ler Bros., left here, telling ' William
Switzler that ho was going down to
help John and Jahuc gather up horses,
no was dressed like a white man hav
ing on a white shirt and his hair cut
short. Wednesday evening he rode
into Umatilla landing, leading another
horse, and put his horses in the livery
stable. His appearance in town created
lots of excitemement some wanting to
kill him when ho wa? arrested iu order
to save his life, and locked in the upper
story of a school honse. He lad only
been there a short time, and rolled up
in his blankets and laid down, when
four white men rode up and shot him,
it is thought fatally, though at last ac
counts ho was yet alive." Pendleton
This is a sample of outrage which is
continually going ou, iu a greater or
less degree east of tho mountains, and
when tho friends of this Indian take
their revenge, what all owl will go up
from the great body of unprincipled
white men that nothing but an exter
mination will save theni from a similar
fate. If the Indian instinct was tem
pered with that poetic justice which
would lead him to visit his revenge on
the identical persons who do him
wrong, wo should not complain; in
fact wo would bo glad of it; but un
fortunately he is satisfied to wreak his
vengeance ou the first pale face ho can
encounter. The four who committed
tho contemptible and cowardlj murder
of this Indian, should be hung, not
only as im expiation for their offence,
but in order to save an innocent man
or woman from the sacrifice of Indian
retaliation. There are more fiends than
now would Scott do for next-Senator?
We have not pressed his claims
much since election, as it seemed as if
we had little to say about it, but from
tho way he is cutting at tlio Adminis
tration it is plain to see he is dissatis
fied, which is true Democratic theory.
Of course an office would tono him vip
some, but thero are no vacancies, and
he is good for two year3 of opposition
to Hayes. Whai' changes tho whirli
gig of time m ay bring about ia two
years, the Rev. Bro. Atkinson could
not fignro out ia seven col.imns of sta
tistics; by that time Chadwick may be
a Greenback scold, Slater, a Woman's
Bights Reformer, Hawthorne a howl
ing dervish, McArthur a ranting Tem
perance orator, traveling for the de
struction of- the ardent in the place of
tho alphabetical Dunbar; Nesmith the
advance agent of Henry Ward Beecher,
and Noltnerarabid Abolitionist there
is no telling and Scott, by the same
point of reasoning, may be tho Simou
pnre Democrat. lie ate crow with unc
tion recently, and feathered his nest
while in office, which aro strong Demo
cratic tendencies, and besides being a
persnasable tool, would meet the de
mands of the O. S. X. Co. We com
mend him to the Democracy and may
the Lord have mercy on their souls.
The jury to whom was submitted the
question of the liability of tho Salem
mills for the use of the word " patent"
on their unpatented flour, to which we
referred last week, failed to agree: nine
standing for aequital, aud three for con
viction. While the owners may be
technically guilty, by reason of want
of knowledge of the liabilities incurred,
still, as no one was injured by tho de
ception, we aver that it is cold-blooded
and malicious prepense to stand for
their conviction, which would be noth
ing more nor less than ruin to the Sa
lem mills, for an innocent infraction of
a musty law. Xo twelve men can bo
found in Oregon to bring in a verdict
of guilty against them standing thus
in a cor-relaticn of guilt and innocence.
And now comes an up-country news
paper, which relates how the boue3 of
a mammoth man have been dug from
the ground in the Palouse country, who
when living must have been at least
thirty-nine feet high. We would sug
gest to Jap. Slover that this may give
him a clue to his ancestral lino if pro
perly traced up.
The proposition of tho United States
to hold a Monetary Conference to settle
the question of the relations of gold
a;;d silver has been accepted by France,
Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Greece,
Holland, Austria, Russia and England.
Dnn Barlow & Co, have lately issued
their statistical record of mercantile
failures in tho United States for the
first six months of 1878, from which
several important conclusions have
been drawn. It appears that the num
ber of failures, as compared with tho
samo period in 1877, was 1,87G more,
aud tho amount involved 31,220,595
greater. This enormous increase is ac
counted for on fivo separate and spec
ial grounds, the principal of which are
business d isturbances aud doubts caused
by the increasing financial tinkerings
of Congress, and the repeal of the bank
rupt law, which precipitated the in
solvency of tottering firms all over tho
country, byinducing them to seek shelt
er under the Bankrupt Act before the
date fixed for its repeal. In glancing
over the ong and dreary list of defunct
houses in the different States and Ter
ritories, it will be seen that San Fran
cisco and St. Louis have been the least
sufferers. During tho first six months
of 1S77 tho losses by failure in'this city
amounted to 5,802,085, while for the
samo period of the current year they
v re but 1,826,747, a difference of 3,
975,288 in favor of the first two quar
ters of 1878. S. F. Com. Herald.
July returns of Agricultural Bureau
at Washington indicate that tho con
dition of the growing cotton crop con
tinues to be so satisfactory that un
less some unforseen disaster should
overtake it, it will be the largest on rec
ord. The largest crops hitherto gath
ered have been in 1859-G0, 4,801,000
bales; 1870-71. 4,317,000 bales; 1875-76,
4,032,000 bales; 1876-77, 4,474,000 bales,
and that, of which the tail end is now
being marketed, wiil reach about 4,
750,000 bales. The crop now growing
is estimated to produce 5,000,000 bales
shoulp present auguries be fulfilled,
and if it so turns out there will be avail
able for export, after supplying all the
wants of our own mills, both Xorth
and South at least 3,500,000 bales. At
the present prico say 10?i. cents gold at
tho southern seaboard for average qual
ity of the crop, a bale of cotton is Worth
50, so that that the foreign exports ot
the South in this one item alone will
reach the prodigious sum of 175,000,
G00. NEW TO-DAY
i gtl TONS OK STRAW '.VANTED AT
--.9w the Clackamas Paper Mills. 5 er
ton, delivered. Parties having teams unem
ployed would do well to call on the under
signed at the Mills. W. LETHWAIT.
Orkoon City, Aug. 8th. 1S78-1W.
1 te t X4 ACRES OK RICH LAND OX
...m93w the Clackamas river, 3?S
miles from Oregon City: 1 miie from Fa per
Mill Railroad Station; 23 acres in cultivation ;
.3 acres of orchard : -U acres under fence;
line running water on tho place. Pric -, Sl,5"0 :
Sl.'itM doYJi; balance on tim, with terms
easy. T. HARTI.KTi'.
t'KEiws City, Aus Sth, 187S-3ni.
OTTR HEAD OF WOKK-HORSES FOR
sale by W. A. tSTARK W EATII Kit. livinir
iLt ii nm iietLu river, lour liiiies
south of Oregon City. Terms of saie, cash.
Orkoon City, Au,r. S. lS7ri-.it.
JOHXSOX, HcCOfl'X & MACRIK.
IN THE COUNTY COURT OFTIIECOUN
ty of Clackamas, .State of Oregon, in the
matter of the estate of Adam Weatherston,
John T Apporson, administrator of said es
tate, having tiled a petition tprayinj; for an
order to sell the followins described real es
tate boloninir to said estate, to-wit. : IJlock
No. 11. situated in the County Addition to the
town of Oregon City, Clackamas County, Ore
gon, to enable him to pay claims against snid
est ate, charges and exposes of administra
tion. The Court ordered that the Hit h da v of
September, 1.S7.S, bo set for hearing of all mat
ters in said petition contained, and that cita
tion be published in the Okkgox City Emeu
prise. Theretore, in the name of the state
of Oregon, you, Ann Weat hcrton, Villiam
Weat hereon. Lillian Weathcrston and Herb
ert in-atherston, heirs at law of said deceas-'d,
and all other heirs unknown, if any there be,
are cited to be aud appear in said Coi'rt on tho
Hit h day of Sept-tn ber, at the hour of ten
o'clock A. M. and show cause, if any exist,
why an order of sale should not be made ss
In the petition prayed for. J. K. WAIT,
County .Iinltre of Clackamas Countv, LTesron.
Attest : Y. II. II. Fol-ts, 'ierk.
Oregon City, Aus. 8, lS7.S-td.
Any one owin.cr me money must pay up
within two weeks from date or stand all con
Oregon City, August 1st. 1878.
COQTV ASSESSOR'S 0TICE.
TOriCE IS HI-RKRY GIVEN THAT THE
1 Hoard or Equalizat ion for the County of
Claekamfs will meet at thoottice of tho Coun
ty Clerk on the last Mnnrlni in Aurju-t, 1S78 to
publicly examine the Assessment. Roll cor
rect all errors in tho valuation and d scrip
lion of lands, town lots or other property
and to transact such other business as may
legally como before 1 he Hoard.
Assessor of Clackamas Co., Oirn.
Oregon City, On., Aug. 1st, lS7S-tr.
Johnson, Jlcfown & Macrnm, Att'ys.
In the County Court of Clackamas county,
Int hp matter of tho estate of A. J. Stubbs. de
JULIA A. STUnriS, ADMINISTRATRIX
of the above entitled estate with the. will
annexed, having filed her final report and
account with necessary vouchers and prayed
for tinal settlement, it was ordered and ad
judged by the hon. County Gourt ot the coun
ty of Clackamas, State of Oregon, that Mon
day, the '2d day of Sept., 1878, be set apart for
the tinal hearing of said report tit which time
any person interested can appear and tile
objections to said final settlement if any thev
have. JULIA A. STUD1SS,
Adm'x, with t he will annexed of said estate.
August 1, 1878. Iw
TV. WA IT. COCA-TV .JC1JGE, WILL
be at his office in this city every Monday
from 9 o'clock a. M. to i i: at. for the transac
tion of probate business. -Oregon
Cit , July 18, 1878-tf.
P'J3L!C LAfID SALE.
VTOTICE IS HKKKItV GIVEX THAT
Lj in pursuance of instructions from the
Commissioner of the General Iind Oflioe.un-
der authority vested in him by sec. 21";o of the
Revised Statutes, we shall proceed to oiTer at
public sail?, on
A u trust 2 HU, A. I).
at this office, the following: tracts of public
lands, to wit : I-ot No. 0 of sec. 8, T. I S. of R. 3
West, N. V. H of S. V. i, S. 10. of S. NV. H
lots No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and oof sec. 2D, T. 3 H., Ife. 4 F '
lots 1, 4. 5 and 0 of sec. 20, T. 1 S., R. i W lots'
No. 3 and 4 of sec. (J, T. 1 S., R. 2 V. : the S V
f '-,t5. T- 5 H. 2 E., and lot No."4 of
sec. 8 in T. 5 S. of R. 4 W.
All persons having pre-emption rights on
any portion of said lands are advised to make
prools thereof and payment lfore the day
designated for said sale, otherwise their rights
will be forfeited.
I. T. BARIN, Register.
T. R. HARRISON, Receiver.
Oregon City, July 18, 1878-1 w.
OHAS. H. CAUFIELD,
BUY AND SELL COUNTY AND
T T City Orders. Notes discounted on
reasonable terms. Loans negotiated. Money
on hand at ail times to loan on first class
security. Deposits received subject to order.
Six percent, interest paid ou time deposits
(not less than three months).
ontco: 'With K. 1. Eustham in Myers
have opened tiik
I Have given this popular house
a thorough renovation from cellar to gar
ret, and propose to make it a house second to
none in Oregon, this side of Portland.
Everything will be done to advance the com
fort of the guests. The House is large aud
com modioli s.
ianl anil Ij'.ils!n jht week 5 OO
Itoanl per -veeli..... 4 OO
MealHuml lSeds, eiteli Ji3
Free Coatli to il from like Hotel.
T. A. BACO.V, Proprietor.
Oregon City, May 3d. 1878-tf.
to aenrt for our
of itioMt every
article in cen
rral uKF.anil I"
valuable to A5Y Pi:KSX eonteiu putt
ing tlie pnrcliae ot any article tor .Per
sonal. Kinily or Agricultural ntie. VI
nave done a large trade tlie past eaoi
iu tlie remote parts of tlie Territories,
and have, nilli fexv eeeptloim. exceed
ed the expectations or tlie purchaser,
many claiming to Iiave made a savins:
of 40 to per eent. We mail lltee
( ATALOia-KH TO AN V A1M1RESS.
fRKK, I'POS aPPHCATIOS. lVesell
our goods to all mankind at wboleaale
prices in quantities to suit. Keferejice,
l'lrkt National liank, Chicago.
MOKTCOMERY WARD & CO.,
Original Orange Supply House,
337 A Z'i'J Wabash. Ave., Chicago, III.
S 1 O,O0
N REiL ESTATE SECURITY, I
suiiis to suit.
I5AKIX A ATIIEV, Att'ys at Law.
Oregon City, May i), 1878.1m.
JOHN SSHRA M ,
hin St.. Oregon City.
.lIAM'FAL'TL'ltEG, AM) niPOUTEB OF
f A Sld!es, Usirnces, f" iv
v4tre, etc., etc. eSAJeii,
sV7-IIIC.II HE OFFERS AS CHEAP AS
T Y can be had in the State, at
WHOLESALE OR RETAIL.
tt'Jl warraut my goods as represented.
Saddle and Harness Maker
Oregon City, Oregon, Nov. I, l.s75-tf.
LIVERY, FEED, AHD SALE
l . i3 II I.tk. JS ikJ aJ
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED PROPRIETOR OF
i i he Ei very Stable on I-'i:ih street, Oregon
City. Oregon, keeps constantly on hand
anI Hacks. Saddle
aitsl HujT.sjy Horses.
Oregon City, Nov. 5, 1875. Proprietor.
G H R i 3 . ZAUN&B,
Opposite tlieKaiiro:d lepot,
KKEPS THE REST liflTCH AXD CIGAItS
in the City. Ciive him a call. Jy5-tf.
S. & A. P. LAOEY.
ATT C R N EY S - AT - LAV,
m Seventh Strcti, Vasliinffton, D, C.
Patents anil Inventors.
WeTsccur? Letterf Patent on Inven
tions. No attorney fees in advance in appli
caiions for Patents in the United states. No
charges unless the patent is granted. No
additional fees for obtaining and conducting
a rehearing. sp'-cl:il attention given 10 In
terference Cases before the Patent Ollice, Ex
tensions before Congress, Ipfringenient (Suits
In different. States, and all UtigAtion apper
taining to Inventions or Patents. We als pro
euro Patents in Cunada and other roreign
coil utiles. Send Stamp for Pamphlet giving
full instruction and terms.
V, S. Courts and Departments.
Claims prosecuted in the Sopreme Court of
the L n lied States, Court of t hums, and all
classes of iwar claims before the Executive
Arrears of Pay and Bounty.
Officers, Soldiers ana Sailors' of the late
war, or their heirs, aie in many cases en
titled to money from tlie Uovernnient, of
which they have no knowledge. Write full
history of service, and state amount of pay
and bounty received. Enclose st 1:111 p, and a
full reply after examination, will be given
you without charge.
All'Ofl-.cers, Soldiers and Sailors, at present
disabled, however slightly, from wounds,
rupt ore or ot her injuries, or diseases received
or contracted in ihe line of duty in the late
war can obtain a pension. Many now draw
ing pensions are entitled to increase.
V. S. General Lmul OlUce.
Contested Land Cases, Private En ml Claims,
Mining "re-em pi Ion, a nil-1 omesiend lasts
pres'nted before the ticneral Land Ollics
and Department of the Interior.
I, a nil "Warrants.
We pay cash for Pounty Land Warrants
ami Additional Homestead Scrip. We inite
correspondence -with all parties having any
for sale, and give full and explicit instruc
tions where assignments are imperfect.
We conduct our buisness in seperate
Bureaus, having therein the assistance of
able and experienced lawyers and clerks,
and give our closest personal supervision to
every impoitant pap-r prepared in each
case. Promptest attention 1 11113 secured to all
business intrusted to us.
Liberal arrangements made with attorneys
in all classes of business. Address
B. S. & A. P. LACEr, Attorneys, Washing
ton, I). C
We pre fere to Hon. M. (Jr. Emory, Presi
dent 2d National Hank, Washington, I). O. ;
C. E. Prentiss, Esq., Cashier Herman Am.
National P.ank, Wnshington. I). C. ; Hon. C.
Eewcy, I 'rest. liar. Natl. P.ank, Cadiz.Ohio ;
Hon. H. Waldron, V. Pr-st. 1st Natl. Uank,
Hillsidale, Mich. ; J. R. Hannj.E sq Cashier
City Natl. Cank, Denver, Col, :J. D. Knox,
Esq., Ranker, Topeka, Kansas.
WELHOIT'S 800A SPRINGS.
riHIS POPUEAR SUMMER RESORT HAS
2L Just been refitted and remodeled, and is
now opened to the public by
NOBLE & MANN.
At this hotel tlie tables will be spread with
he b"st the market affords, and particular
pains will be taken to advance the comfort
of guests in every particular.
Campers will find everything In the way of
Edibles, Groceries, Canned Fruit,
Provisions, Etc., Etc,
In the Store. Tho
Will be in competent hands, and will be fur
nished in a comfortable manner.
Roard at the Hotel, per week $7 00
Meals and bed each '. 50
Cam page for the season I 00
Horse feed, etc., on the ground.
The various charges at the Springs will be
XOBLE & SI A NX.
SELLING OUT AT COST!
OW I N G TO A DESIRE TO CLOSE OnT
his business U J
B. A. HUGHES
Is selling out at COST PRICES his largQ
STOCK of merchandise;
An J must close in sixty davs, at least
Call and see for yourselves what bar"ii
he can give you in his assortment of ,uns
DRY GOO D3,
HOSIERY, o m '
LADIES' AND GENTS'
PERFUMERY. TABLE CUTLERY
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE ' '
HARDWARE, FARMING UTENSILS
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Itope, Grain Sacks, "Wool Sacks
And many other articles.
Now is the chance for housekeeper! and
otters to lay In a a good stock of
TEAS. COFFEE, ana a supply of
At small cost.
There is no humbug about this. am de
termined to quit business inside of sixty davs
and consequently will give better bargains'
than can be had at any other place. Eeon if
j ou do not wish to purchase, call and see for
yourselves 13. A. HUGHES
May 3, 1878. 2tf
J0H& GRAN & CO.
HAVE NOW IN STOCK A VERY EARGR
DRY GOODS & FANCY GOODS
Special attention is called to cur
LADIES & CHILDREN'S HOSIERY,
r?N'S FU.lKiSX.'KS GCGD3,
ETC., ETC., ETG., ETC,
PRICES ESPECIALLY LOW!
,KIO KAxV & CO.
Ktlween Wash i n-ton anl Alder.
May 10 lS7S-3m.
CALL AF3 ES COfiVIKCED
At Crick Stor3 2tioors north of drug slore.
50,000 ICS. WOOL WASTED
We will pay the highest market price.
P CDUGE EQU3HT AND SOLD.
Oregon City, May I(i. 1878.
rpiIIS CELEBRATED BEVERAGE FROM.
J 1j. Feurer's brewery, nt Portland, is con
stantly kept on draught at
JACiC TSE&SATH'S SALGON.
It is the best beer in the city, and we inyita
the public to call and give it trial.
Oregon City. March i, ISTa-tf.
OREGON CITY, OREGON,
T. W. RHODES,
Transient Board, SI to $3 prr !?.
Sinyle Meals ......50 crntk,
Hoard "jcr ll rrk 5 VU
Hoard and Ivodjcint?, per wlt. "SG ft
The Table will be supplied with the best the
Hall Suppers furnished on short notice, nd
at reason aide terms.
Nov. 19. 1875 :tf
Johnson, McCown & Sacrnm, Ally's.
VOTICE IS HK1IK1JV GIVEN THAT
iJl the undersigned has been duly appoint
ed Administrator or the estate of Samuel Wy
land, deceased, by the hon. Countv rourt of
Clackamas, State of Oregon; therefore all
persons having claims against said estate
will present theni to the undersigned duly
verified within six months from thu date at
the office of Johnson, MeCown & Macrum in
Oregon City, Clackamas countv, Oreiron
1 A N 1 EI , W Y LAN 1, AdinT.
Oregon City, July io, 187S-4w.
01irts. Cut t ihij:,
"WOTTED INFORM THE PURMC 7 JAT.
T he has purchased Hisby & Cutti? iSw.
mill, eight miles east of Oregon City.ai Jthat
is prepared to lurnish
FIR AND CEDAR LUMBER,
of every description nt low rates. -
Cedar-Ceiling, Rustic, Water Fir. Fence
Posts, etc. . .
nrjohn Myers, agent in Oregon City, wiu
keep a supply of Lumber, of all kinds, alwa."1 s
on hand. Oct. 5, 77-tf
fO CITY TAXPAYERS.
milE CITY TAX HOEE FOU 1S7S IS QNV
I in my hands for collection. CitytMfS
are now due, and must be paid before v-t.
1st, I&7S, Delinquent taxes will; be collectea
with costs. FRANK M. AEHRIOIIi.
Oregon City, July 3. 1878. City Collector.
T. .T. SLOVEB,
KALSOMIXIXO AND PL.ASTKKING.
WILL CONTRACT BY THE SQUAKf
or by the Job. The best stock in tbe
market used In every Instance. - (w.
Orders left at tho Postofllce will rcccIve
Oregon City, April IS, ISTS-tf.
I COURTESY OF BANCR0FfLIi3HAiU: