jjffenJS Jcptitmenf. GENERAL NEWS. Throe men wpre recently drowned at Clarke's Fork. Asa Strain is appointed Postmaster at Eola, Oregon. Beef cattle in Clielinlis valley sell for ?G0 to $70 on foot A telegraph lino is being put up to the Coaur d'Alene mines. Since the year becan Seattle has re ceived $8,897 for licences. The Masonic fraternity will put up a jiuo uunaing at Vancouver. California Congressmen favor the or ganization of Alaska Territory. The railroad bridge at Ainsworth has cost a million and a quarter of dollars. uonn A. Williams, aged tv, died very suddenly on the iiuckiamute last week. Cayotes are destroying many sheep in the vicinity of Needy, Clackamas county. Thos. Shanks, of Weston, was thrown from a bucking cayuse and will probably die. Walla Walla county expects to har vest forty bushels to the acre on the av erage. The ship Helicon is loading one mil lion feet of lumber, at Tacoma, for Aus tralia. Farmers in the Spokane country have a large portion of last year's wheat crop still in hand. Seven families from Missouri have reached Pendleton and will look up per manent homes. The Secretary of the Treasury has made a call for ten millions of three per cent, bonds. Mr. Hewitt, of New York, will intro duce another tariff bill, not so radical as the Morrison bill. It is assorted that trains will bo run ning in tho Grand Eonde Valley by the middle of June. Specimens and nuggets from Cccur d'Alene mines can bo seen at Ainsworth it Co.'s bank, Portland. Tacoma cast 973 votes lately at a city election ; some were cast by women. Tho population is over 3,000. Immigration is expocted to add thirty thousand people, to Washington Territo ry during the year 1881. The wool market, May 9, was dull and heavy and business light. Califor nia sales were unusually small. Wm. Pitt Kellogsr. on trial for star route frauds, has pleaded the statuto of limitation, and his case is dismissed. A devil fish measuring ten feet across its arms was found hugging tho piles of Billings' shingle factory at Olympia. J. W. Murry, condemned for murder, was saved from being hung in time by an appeal to the Supreme Court. It is asserted that, barring accidents, the Baker City Branch will be finished to La Grando by the Fourth of July. Leading manufacturers wish to have Congress releaso the duty on raw materi als and leave it on manufactured goods. Capt. George A. Pease has lately re turned from Coour d'Alene and sustains the reports of the excellence of the mines. Placer mines aro discovered in Mon tana on the Yellowstone, where it makes a sharp curve as it leaves Lost Canyon. Two largo manufacturing concerns will be be started at Yaquina that will give occupation to many skilled work men. Senator Dolph has introduced a bill to commence work on tho Port Orford hmbor of refuge by using $200,000 this year. Several fisherman have been drowned lately, on the Columbia, and quite a number of lives have been already lost this season. The Northern Pacinc lias a surveying party in the field locating their line from Puget Sound over the Cascades and to Ainsworth. The first really through train from Ashland came booming into Portland Thursday evening May 8, dressed with evergreens. In the National Conference, that has met at Philadelphia, it is proposed to elect thren new bishops of the Method ist church. The Central Pacific will doubtless get hold of the Oregon and California road and put it through this summer, so says a late dispatch. Miss Nellie Kohler, who lately came to Milton irom umcago, not iiiting me remarks C. C, Boon made of her, took a horsewhip to him. Hi Perry, a gambler, shot and killed Snokane Jim. an Indian, who thought he didn't play a square game. This was at Thompson's Falls. The New York Sun lately-predicted that wheat would drop to 75 cents a bushel in Chicago but it has instead gone up to over 90 cents. Politicians are busy figuring np the standing of their various candidates and claim that Blaine has the first chance for the nomination. Owing to dry weather forest fires have spread over eoveral counties of Pennsyl vania and caused immense damage. A rain came and put the fires out. Word from all parts of Oregon and Washington ia the same : that crop of all kind aro looking well and promise largely. Fruit will bo a big crop every where. A plot to assassinate the Czar was lately discovered at Moscow at festivities to bo given there In honor of his son's coming of age, bo they will be held at St Petersburg. WILLAMETTE FARMER; SALEM, OREGON , Congress is considering measures for regulation of export of imitation butter and cheese requiring that all articles snau oe properly marked. A salmon weighing seventy-two pounds has been sent to Portland, one of the four, tho smallest weighed sixty-two pounds. They will be shipped to New York. QiS1?iC0Unty' Ca'-' PromiRes to raiso 8,000,000 bushels of grain this year, which is two and a half times what they raisd last year which they called a failure. The proportion to coilfine appoint ments in Territories to citizens thoreof is pronounced unconstitutional by the Sen ate Committee on Territories. A London taven keeper seized the ef fects of a man who tried to abscond and found twelvo pounds of dynamite. The lodger has escaped but the police are af ter him. Gold has been discovered in Canada on the farm of Mr Laughlin.at Knlador, fifty miles from Kingston. Over 500 worth was found in pockets while blast ing rocks. Tho cherry destroying linnets have been at work this spring from British Columbia to California, as complaints come of their devastations from all the Pacific Coast. Ike Nickerson, of Prinoville, is given up as lost and no doubt dead, as scarch- ing parties cannot find him. J. E. Gran ger, of Lane county, disappeared three weeks ago and cannot be found. The House has passed the bill to amend the Chinese immigration act. It was debated strongly by the minority, all of whom were liepulicans, but it finally went through by 185 to 13. Seattle is fcoling the times. Prices of property are less excitablo and rents have declined considerably, but, for all that, Seattle is a good point and will be among the best in the North Country. An immigrating family named Story were upset in Dry creek, Umatilla coun ty, last week, losing all their possessions but a satchel containing $2,000. It floated off but they recovered it. Twenty-five soldiers got on a spree at Walla Walla lately and tried to run the town. They did it for awhilo but finally the town got the best of them. General Grover made it uncomfortable for them also. The river and harbor bill, as now framed, proposes to give very small sums for the continuation of work in Oregon. It looks as if Congress had very little appreciation of tho importance of our State. Tariff sheets of all Eastern roads aro now in possession .of the Northern Pacific railroad office at Portland and they are prepared to furnish information of cost of travel to and from all parts of the American Continent. The gross earnings of the O. R. & N. Co. for March were ten per cent. Ies3 than in 1883, net earnings $130,040, a decrease of $07,700. Since July 1, 1883, tho gross earnings have been $4,15G,800, increase of $336.200 ; net earnings in that time $1. 837,90 ; decrease f 13,820. Forest fires have raged in parts of New York State. Small places wore destroyed and many people left homeless. New Jersey aho suffered from fires in her pine woods ; great damage dono to poor peo ple. Forest firos ares aro also reported in New Hampshire and Florida, as woll as other States. Tho Prohibitionists of Marion county have nominated the following ticket: Representatives, T. L. Davidson, Charles Miller, J. W. Taylor, Lewis Bleakney, Hugh Harrison, G. W. Dimmick ; Clerk, W. R. Privett; Sheriff, J. C. Booth; Commissioners, W. C. Hubbard, G. P. Terrell; .Assessor, A. H. Cornelius; Treasurer, James A. Sollwood. At Buffalo labor troubles have occur red between Italians and 'longshoremon who have a protective union which tho steamboat owners refuse to recognize. A crowd gathered at the Italian head quarters and stoned the building. Sev eral mobs gathered. A large force of special police is enrolled to prepare for any emergency. Steamboat managers say they will not compromise with 'long shoremen but will demand the protec tion of law and the military for their Italian workmen. In El Orado, county Cal., fruit growers have organized to protect orchards from frost, near Colusa. One man is kept on watch all night and when the thermom eter threatens frost he rings the town bell, when the entire copulation, turns out to build fires and lay a smoke cloud over the whole valley. Pine boughs ore plenty so it costs little. They tried it the last day of March with perfect succes. As frost only comes a few times in a season this is expected to work with entire safety to the fruit crop. The failure of Grant fc Ward, in New York, utterly mint General Grant and his sons, who placed implicit confidence in Ward and seem to have known very little of the details of the business. It is said to be the worst failure ever known in this country, with nearly $10,000,000 liabilities and littlo or no assets, except securities that have been eiven as security for loans. At least 1000,000 is duo friends who have deposited in confidence. Tho name of General Grant was used to inspiro confidence and borrow money on. Qn the day before the failure General Grant borrowed $150,000 of "Vandorbilt, not having tho least idea of the imneudinK catastrophe The $2M,000 raised for tho General borne yearr ago is in posbession of Jones, of tho N. Y. Times, who will keep it, and pay him the interest every quarter. It is thoucht contrress will pass tho bill to retire him on full pap. Throughout tho city of New York great sympathy is felt for General Grant as he is considered tobe a victim of misplaced confidence placed in bU partner Ward. I Bow an Old Veteran Escaped Annihilation and lived to Impart a Warn ing to ctheis. (National Tribune of Washington.) A pleasing occurrence which has just come to our notice in connection with tho New York State meeting of the Grand Army of tho Republic is so unusual in many respects that wo venture to re- tJiuuuuu it ior mu oeneni oi our readers. Captain Alfred Rensom, of New York, whilo pacing in tho lolpby of the armory h . . i.n i.ii.. r ii .... . i previous toonooi the meetings, suddenly stopped and scanned the face of a gentle man who was in the earnes conversation with one of the Grand Army officers. It seemed to him that ho had seen that face before, partiallj obscured by the smoke of battle, and yet this bright and pleasant countenance could not bo tho same pale, and dcath-liko visage, which he so dimly remembered. But tho recollection, liko Banquo's ghost, would not "down" at command and haunted him tho entire day. On the day following be again saw tho same countenance and ventured to speak to its owner. The instant the two veterans heard each other's voices, that instant they rocognized and called each other by name. Their faces and forms had changed, but thoir voices wcro the same. The man whom Captain Rensom had recognized was Mr. W. K. Sage, of St. Johns, Mich., a vetenm of the 'I'M N. Y. Light Artillery and both members of Burnsido's famous expedition to North Carolina. After the first greetings were over, Captain Rensom said: "It hardly secmj possible, Sage, to see you in this condition, for I thought you must have been dead long ago." "Yes, I do not doubt.it, for if I am not mistaken, when wo Inst met I was occupying a couch in tho hospital, a victim of "Yellow Jack" in its worst form." "I remember. The war seems to have caused more misery since its close than when it was in progress," leplied tho Captain. ''I meet old comrades frequently who aro suffering terribly, not so much from old wounds as from the malarial poisons which ruined thcirconstitutions." "I think so myself When tho war closed I returned home and nt times I would feel well, but every fow weeks that confounded "all-gone" fooling w ould como upon mo again. Jfv nervous sys tem, which was shattcied in tho bervico, failed mo entirely und pioduced ono of tne worst possible cises oi nervous dyspepsia. Most of tho time I had no appetite; then again I would become rav enously hungry, but the minuto I sat dawn to eat I loathed food. My skin was dry and parched my flesh loose and flabby. I could hold nothing on my stomach for days at a timo, and what littlo I did eat failed to assimilate. I was eosily fatigued; my mind was do piessed; I was cioss and irritable and many a night my heart would pain mo so I could not sleep, and when I did I had horrid dreams and frightful night mares. Of course, these things came on one by ono, each worse than tho other. My breath was foul, my tonguo was coated, my teeth decayed. I had terrific headaches which would leavo my nervous systom completely shattered. In fact my existence, since the war, has been a living death, from which I havo often prayed for releaso." ' Couldn't the old surgeon do you any gCO'l !" "I wrote him and he treatcdmo, but liko every other doctor, failed. They all said my nervo was gone and without tuat to bu'Id upon I could not got well. When I was at my worst, piles of the severest nature came upon me. Then my liver gavo out and without the Ufo of cathartics I could not movo my bowels at all. My blood got like a stream of firo and seemed literally to burn mo alive." "Well you might better havo died in battlo, quick and without ceremony-" "How many times I have wished I had died thd day wo captured Nowberne!" "And yet you aro now the picture of health." "And tho picture is taken from life. I am in perfect condition. My nervo tone is restored; my stomach rcinvigoratcd; my flesh is hard and healthy; in fact I havo new blood, new energy and a now lease of life wholly as the resultof using Warner's Tippecanoe. This remarkable preparation, which I consider tho finest tome and stomach restorer in the world has overcome all the evil influences of malaria, all the poison of the army, all traces of dyspepsia, all mal-assimilation of food, and indeed made a new man of me." The Captain remained silent for a while evidently musini; over his recollec tions of the past When he again raised bis head be said : "It would bo a godsend if all tho veterans who hade suffered so intensely and also all others in the land who are enduring so much misery could know of your experience, Sage, and the way by which you havo been restored." And that is why the abovejeonvorsation is recounted. Congress is considering tho appropria tion of $85,000 to carry out tho agree, ment mado with Mosc and the other bands of tho Columbia river reservation; also, it is probable that Joseph and his Xez Percos will bo moved back to Lap wai reservation in Idaho. 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