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S ATtJKDAlrTA tIG UST 7, 1869.
LnPIAJT' RAtD.--Speciala of the 3d
announce an Indian raid on Sheridan,
the - western terminus of the "Kansas
Pacific Railroad. . t: .
Retained. Hon. A. B. Meacham
has been retained Superintendant of In
dian Affairs, and will soon be in receipt
of funds from headquarters. The arents
at Grande Ronde and Siletz hare also been
retained. With these exceptions, the
Indian agencies on this coast hare been
tfansfered to the military.
Insane. "Dr. A. C. Loring, formerly
member of the Legislature from "Baker
county, was placed in the Insane Asylnm
at East Portland on Saturday last. The
Doctor once resided in Salem, but has
been mining on Powder river for several
Name CnASom S. A. Clarke. Esq.,
the new editor of the Unvmitt at Salem,
has changed the ninie of the papor from
American Unionist to Oregon Unionist.
We observe considerable improvement
mechanically in the number before
State Teachers Association.
The Oregon State Teachers Associa
tion closed its session at Salem on Friday,
the 80th ultimo. From a brief note
from the Secretary, we learn that the
session was interesting, instructive' and
well attended! j , The Secretary" says :
" The address of Hon. J. Quinn Thorn
ton, on Ancient Literature and Modern
Science, considered as means of mental
culture, and the 'lecture of Dr. Rounds,
President of the Wallamet University)
on the union of Religious with Scientific
Instruction, were masterly and conclu
sive." The officers for the ensuing year
are: Hon. J. Quinn Thornton, Presi
dent ; Prof. TV M. Gatch, C. II. Mat
toon, Esq., and Prof. E. P. Henderson,
Vice Presidents ; Prof. Clark Smith,
Secretary; C. II. Mattoon, Esq., Treas
urer; Professors O. S. Frambes, T. II.
Crawford and Clark Smith, Executive
Committee. The next meeting will be
held at Portland, during the holidays
that is, between Christmas and New
Year's day. - - - : r
An American Atlautic Cable.
Ockoco Valley. The Dalles Maun
taineer learns that new settlers are con
stantly arriving in this valley ; that the
entire length of the valley for twenty
miles is already claimed ; that Crooked
river and its tributaries, for a distance of
thirty miles from its mouth, is filled with
settlers ; and that two thousand head of
cattle, and several thousand head , of
sheep, are now gTasing in that vicinity.
Clownish.- The daily morning pa
pers of Portland pitch into the Coroner
of Multnomah county rough shod be
cause of his exclusion of their reporters
from the inquest held over the body of
A. D. Miller. The Oregonian quotes
Hamlet onto him, and says : "We are
not prepared to say that the Coroner de
rived his legal ideas from Shakspear's
"first clown," but we are quite well satis
fied filar ll A AtA nnf crof YtTa anflirtrttv -t.
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thus conducting a legal proceeding, quasi
judicial in character, from the Oregon
statutes." V "
' McMinnvillb. A letter from Mc
minnville informs us that only about four
miles of the big ditch will be completed
the present year, leaving fourteen miles
to complete before it will be available
for any purpose. The same letter states
that iimM t.h0 .ffiii n ri ah im
provements are indefinitely postponed
waiting the completion of the West-Side
road to that place, which, the writer
says, "may run here in ten years, and
possibly never." They sadly need a
railway on that side of the river, and we
aro still hoping that it will be built.
Distinguished Visitors. Among
other distinguished visitors from the East
who have arrived in Portland during the
week, we notice the' name of Hon.
Nathan Cole, Mayor of St. Louis, Hon.
J. C Orick, Speaker -of the Missouri
House of Representatives, B. S.' Pardee,
correspondent of the New York Time,
and several otber merchant, etc., from
the Eastern States, who are here on
pleasure excursions, and to see and learn
the character and resources of the Pacific
coast. They are welcome.
Hon. J. H. Mitchell. The Wash
ington Territory journals "peak, in high
commendation of the speech delivered
by Hon. J. H. Mitchell, at Olvmnia. on
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the 4th of July. The speech, differing
from all efforts of this character, portrays
in truthful language the inducements
heldut by-Washington, Territory and
the whole, northwest coast , to settlement
and commerce. The speech is an able
and interesting one, and does Mr.
, Mitchell great credit. It would be i
first-class document to send East. '
Should bb Changed. A month
ago it was asserted that the public debt
statement which appeared on the 1st of
the present month, would probably show
' no redaction of the debt for July. But
when the statement is published it is
found that the debt is reduced some sev
en or eight millions of dollars no mfean
sum, indeed. The disbursements dur
ing the month of July were unusually
heavy. It is a cause of no little gratifica
tion that so considerable a redaction was
made when none was expected. It is
Jartner stated that a still larger reduc
tion may be looked for next month
The Oregonian. remarking upon this state
of facts, says : "The old maxim should
he made to read hereafter Republican
honesty is the best policy.
The telegraph cables at present con
necting the two hemispheres across the
Atlantic ocean, are wholly in foreign
hands-f-their termini being on foreign
territory, says the Oregonian. It is
stated by Eastern journals that an
American Cable Company is now in ex
istence, composed of a number of wealthy
financiers of this country, who have been
engaged in working up a programme for
a cable, to proceed direct" from New
York City to Europe. ' For prudential
reasons the European ' terminus is with
held from the public for the present.
All the necessary financial arrangements
have been made, and it is expected that
the project will be advanced toward com
pletion during the present year. This
line, as we learn from the paper above
quoted, will be worked with what are
known in telegraphic circles as "sounder
instruments that is, the alphabet is
indicated by' the galvanometer reflector
system, as now used on cables, and can
be operated three or four times as rap
idly as can possibly -be done, by the
present system. Two sets of these in
struments were manufactured for this
Company some time since, and have
been thoroughly tested, both in America
and Europe in Europe through a cir
cuit of 3,000 miles of insulated- wire,
and with the most perfect success. They
are constructed on entirely new princi
ples, and are so far , wholly unknown to
the public. It is expected that, by con
structing a direct linefrom New York
city, and working it on these improved
plans, the Company will be enabled to
do business at rates scarcely, if at all, in
advance of the .present rates on the
American land lines.
Xtter From Olympla.
Oltmpia, July 24, 1869.
I stated in my last letter that John
and I had concluded to try one more
place before giving it up as a bad job,
and I think now we have found a hole
that fits us exactly. The place is Turn
water, two miles back of Olympia. It
has a splendid water power the only
ne on the Sound. There is already in
operation a flouring mill, tub factory and
tannery, and these concerns don't begin
to use all the power, even in this dry
time. We have announced to all that
we intend to erect' a sash and door fac
tory, in connection with cabinet business,
and that we aregoing to pitch in by
hand, just to start the ball. We have
rented a large wagon shop, owned -by the
son if the proprietor of Tumwater, at $8
per month cheap enough. However,
the young man would not feel it were he
to give us the rent. His father-is very
wealthy he gave, over a .dozen years
ago, $30,000 for the town site. The old
gentleman hasn't an inch of land to sell
to speculators, but is very reasonable in
his "prices to those who come here to
settle. He and all the settlers think we
can do well here. ' John gets a lot 60x120
feet for $50, on which he intends erect
ing a house for his brother's folks. We
are bound to have a good lot for a shop,
as I am sure we can never get it cheaper
than now. 'If we had a "sticker" to get
out sash, door stuff and moldings, we
would be 'made. ' Moldings such
Wright & Althouae get up would sell
well here, and Rogers tells me they
would sell rapidly at Seattle.
Tinker, the painter, is here, runs a shop
and has all the work he ' can do.- An
drews, the stone cutter, is here, and many
others I have seen elsewhere, all waiting
to se the cars but at Tumwater they
don't expect the "terminus," and -that is
tho place for me. Yours,
non A. J3. Meacham furuifbea the
Willamette Fai hui Wlt'lxalhe following
items-from" Eastern Oregon J
In Grand Ronde Valley the crops will
fall short at least one-half on former
years. The farmers will be fortunate
if they get enough to tetfd' on-during
winteruind seed ucxt spring.
At the Umatilla agency the crops are
a tauure, and the Indians are nsuing,
hunting, and sratherinj' roots for winter.
The Indians' predict a very severe
In Walla Walla valley (W. T.) crops
are very short and the vegetation is dry
The fruit crop east of the mountains
will be abundaut.
The 'Burnt River Ditch Company has
placed one hundred Chinamen at work to
complete their ditch to Shasta . creek
mines. - ; .
The people in Eastern Oregon are
organizing tyr the purpose - or going
belore the next Congress and asking; for
a branch railroad from Promontory Point
to the Columbia river. :
Chicjijo . iunners are in Boise. .City
offering goods for greenbacks at 'Port
land com rates.
John Haley's etae line is now making
four-day time from Umatilla to Indian
creek, on the C. P. R. R.
The last number of the Oregon City En
terprise informs us of the retiracy of D.
C. Ireland as editor and proprietor. The
Oregonian is informed that Mr. D. M.
McKinney will assume control of the
paper, and thatts politics will be Dem
The Eugene Journal states that Hon.
J. II. D. Henderson has growing in his
garden several fine young fig trees, upon
which there are quite a number of figs.
The trees are about four years old, and
seem .to be in a flourishing condition.
The Jacksonville JTews says :
Last week flour advanced from two
dollars per hundred its ruling price for
years to three dollars per hundred, and
will probably go up to tour dollars. 1 he
short crop of wheat, and a lack of water
to run the nrlls, has caused the rise.
The 'Wasco County Fair will com
mence on the 15th of September, and
continue four days. The first two days
will be devoted to the exhibition of
articles of produce, manufacture, stock,
etc., and the last two days to " agricul
tural trots" trials of speed and bottom.
1 he Uorvallis Gazette says there are
over thirty farmers in Alsca Valley.
The fall .crops in the valley are reported
cood. sprine crops Haht. The fiwt
thresher had just been taken into -the
valley by Russell & Holgate.
The editor of the Polk County Time
speaks of being at a camp meeting of the
M. E. Chuich, near Ellendale, last
Sunday evening, and denounces the dis
graceful conduct or a parcel ot young
men, from seventeen to twenty-five years
of ace, who made night hideous with
their profanity, obscenity, blasphemy,
and lawlessness, such as would have dis
graced a prize fight. " Card playing
was carried on duriug service under the
pulpit and alongside the enclosure that
surrounds the altar. ; ; Wrestling and
gymnastic4 exercises were kept up inces
santly within fifty feet in front of the
pulpit, and other shameful performances
that we don't care to mention, and all
during the progress of divine service,'
and " when the meeting broke up, the
scene of demoniac recklessness and bias
phemous shouts that ensued, were ac
tually appalling." If the editor has hot
overdrawn the picture, that quarter of
Polk county is fast approaching bar
?. The, Portland Commercial, an evening
paper, now employs two reporters, Char
ley Skidm ore being the new quill-driver.
Bully for Charley. ;
From the Oregonian we learn that on
last Sunday a man named Claiborne
Morris, the" man" who shot Cull Jless
some few weeks since was ' waylaid and
killed while riding on horseback in Che
haleni valley, Yamhill county! The shot
came from the bushes , at some distance
from the road. - No clue to the shootist.
Adolph Miller a drayman of Portland,
died very "suddenly on the 2nd. ' He
had, a few hours previous to his death,
an altercation with Col. Gibson, and it is
said the Col. administered two or three
blows on the neck of deceased, A cor
oner's jury found that Miller came to his
death from a disordered condition of the
aorta, a large artery near; the; heart,
which would eventually have terminated
in death, even without externaIviolence.
Miller was insured in the New England
Lite Company lor $5,000.
j. The catalogue for, the Portland Acad
emy and Female Seminary, for the year
1869, is at hand. The Institution during
the cast year has been f under the fol
lowing corps of teachers : T. M. Gatch,
Principal, Teacher of Latin and Natura
Seienccs ; Thomas H. Crawford, Princi
pal of Commercial Department, and
Teacher of Mathematics ; Emily J. York.
Preceptress, Teacher of English Gram
mar, and" French J Carrie E. Jcffers,
Primary "Department: Jos. B. Sedlak,
Teacher of Instrumental Music. Since
the year 1859 there has been 29 persons
graduated. The average number of
scholars enrolled is, males 142 ; females,
111 total 2iK.
Washington, July 29. The Presi
dent inquired when the Conservative Re
publicans would nominate their candi
dates in Mississippi, and when he was
informed it would probably be about the
first of September, he replied that he
would see what kind of a ticket they
would put in the field. His action would
be, influenced more or less by subsequent
events and the course of affairs in the
South. He added that -he desired the
payment of tho public debt to be insured,
and the integrity and honor of the nation
to be rendered inviolate. When this is
accomplished he. will be satisfied.
beveral prominent members of Con-;
gress recently iu Washington, have ex.'
pressed themselves in favor of collecting
the income tax on Government bonds
held in Europe, to be deducted orr pre
sentation of the coupons at the Treasury
Department. I hey assert that it would
be just to holders who now pay a tax
which foreigners thus far have escaped.
A bill is Already prepared for this pur
pose, and will be introduced immediately
alter the meeting of the next session.
A special says there is semi-official au
thority for stating that the rumored re
moval of Gen. Canby to Mississippi and
his supcrccdencVy McDowell, is untrue.
In relation to the administration of the
test oth, it is understood Canby will be
guided by instructions from General
Sherman, who has the entire reconstruc
tion of affairs under his control bv law.
New York, August 2. The Herald
enya it has been rumprei at Washington
that belligerent Tights will be accorded
to Cuba by our Government in ten days.
Bets to that effect are offered. The ru
mor, however, has no Joundation. I he
Cuban question lias been before the Cab
inet at least three weeks.
Havana, August 2. Tt is reported
that two slavers landed their cargoes on
Five thousand negro insurgents at
tacked Puerto Principe, making a gen
eral raid through the city. The Spanish
to the number of four thousand attacked
them. A severe struggle ensued, in
which the ground was contested inch by
inch. The insurgents retreated in per
fect order, having achieved the object
for which they .made the raid. They
captured and destroyed provisions valued
at fifty thousand dollars, and made good
their escape. The Spaniards do not give
any estimate ot the patriot loss. , Their
own was tour wounded. lhey. were
taken to the barracks. -There is great
dearth ot provisions and consequently
great misery in Santiago. . A patriot
band, which had been attacking planta
tions for some time past, defeated Spanish
reinforcements that were sent to meet
them. Col.- Commos, commanding -the
Spanish forces, was wounded. It is
stated that as soon as preparations are
completed, tho patriots j will positively
The negro militia that made the raid
on Puerto Principe enabled a number of
families to escape from the Spanish.
The investment of Puerto Principe is
now expected. Sales of confiscated
property take place at auction. It is
suggested that the police make a requi
sition of the slaves of disloyal masters.
More troops are demanded from the
interior. The insurgents are increasing
in numbers and activity. .
Washington, August 2. The pub
lic debt statement shows a reduction of
indebtedness' for the month of July of
$7,435,744 ; coin in Treasury, $66,645,
770 ; coin certificates, $3,672,584 ; cur
rency in Treasury, $23,391,654 ; sinking
fund, $11,932,147. The reduction is
less than was indicated some days ago,
for the reason that there had been ad
vanced to the Pacific Railroad Company
the interest .on bonds, amounting to
$636,861, making the total reduction
over nine millions. In addition to this
there was an excessive amount of 'war
rants paid on Saturday, amounting to
upwards of two and a half millions
The statement shows the total debt less
cash and sinking fund in the Treasury,
and purchased bonds, to be $2,431,565,
738 29. v
St. Lotjis. ; August 2. The excite
ment at Pekin, Illinois, in regard to -the
killing of a Deputy Sheriff last fall while
he. was attempting to arrest two horse
thieves, culminated yesterday, when a
crowd from. the country burst into the
jail and took the leader, Gammon, and
hung him to a tree. He some way
gained possession of a clasp knife and
cut several of the lynching party, one so
badly that he will not recover. It was
thought some more of the - gang would
be hung. ' - y -
Twenty Years. Colored rioters,
who interfered to prevent consevrative
negroes from voting at the recent elections
at Washington, have been sentenced to
twenty years imprisonment.
Destroy ed. Lately, a town on the
Kansas Pacific Railroad, named Dayton,
was destroyed by a storm, leaving the
people houseless. -
-The Prince of Wales is the President
of the Association' which proposes a mon
ument to Faraday.
The Big Ox. The big ox, named !
by his owner "Mt. Hood," on account of !
his color and size, is at present oh exhi
bition in this city. He is a whopper,
and no mistake, probably the largest ox
on the continent to-day. He stands sev
enteen 4 hands three incVes in highth,
girths nine feet one inch, weighs about
3,000 pounds, and is seven "years old. It
is thought by good judges that his weight
could easily be brought up to 4,000
pounds. He is an immense beast, Well
proportioned, and shows what Oregon
can do in the way of huge cattle when
she lets herself out. He was raised in
Umatilla county, and is part Durham and
part Maury stock the latter ''blood"
originating in this State. The cost of
admission to see this fine animal is but a
trifle, and none should lose the opportu
nity. Mr. Hood was raised by bis ex
hibitor, 31 r. F. M. Morris, who proposes
to devote the proceeds of his exhibition
to taking him to New York and ; other
Eastern cities, to give the Yanks a' sight
at a genuine Oregon production. Go
and see Mt. Hood to-day.
Grain Receipts. Wheat has been
coming in rather slowly during the
week. Our report is up to Thursday
night, and is as follows : J, H. Foster &
Co.. about 6,000 bushels; Beach &
Monteith, 4,041 bushels and 58 pounds ;
R. Cheadle, 250 bushels; S. S. 3Iark
ham & Son, 1,190 bushels ; A. Cowan &
Co., 3,500 bushels making a grand
total of 14,981 bushels, and 58 pound.
It EMOVAii. - Messrs. P. C. Harper &
Cot have removed their elegant stock of
dry goods, etc., to the fire-proof brick on
First street, formerly occupied by Messrs.
Mansfield & Co., where they invite ""old
and new customers to call and price their
goods. " They are very reasonable boys
to trade with. ; v
Personai iiro. Carter, of the Cor
vallis Gazette;, -dropped in , on us on
Tony Noltner, Esq., of the Portland
Herald, visited us on Wednesday.
Tony is on' the " recreate."
Mr. Tompkins, who has been traveling
through the Eastern States for the past
eighteen months, an old resident of A I"
bany, returned to his old home on last
The Eclipse. The total eclipse of
the sun is advertised for to-day."; Look
out for a dark time. It will transpire
about several o'clock, and continue until,.
the show is over, Admittance free. To
commence at 1.27 and end at 3.40 this
PL M. Get your " smoked glass "... ready.
; ... -
. Dreadfci. Accident. The Atlantic
Cable brings news dated Dresden, Au
gust 3d, of a dreadful accident that hap
pened on the 2d at Dresden. Over three
hundred persons were killed outright in
a coal mine. The accident is attributed
to stormy weather. '
Kentucky Election. The returns
indicate the success of the Democratic
candidates for the Legislature, with the
exception of fifteen or twenty. A good
deal of fighting occurred in Louisville,
firearms being freely used, but no lives
The verdict of the jury, in the case of
Adolph Miller, at Portland, acquits
Colonel Gibson of all blame in the
former's "death. '
CORVALL1S . FIRE t
ConvALLia, Oregon," July 23, 1809, ,
To II e tt a K KT lilliD, Ebq.,
Adjuster Phoenix Ins. Co., Hurt ford :
Pear Mir: Allow me to x-knowjedee th
receipt, in V. 8. Cold Coin, of lit mount of
my loss by the fire of tbe 2 1st instant-
The payment of claim ou tbe secoud day aftef
the tire, is proof tbut the. confidence placed by
the people of Oregon in the business-like prompt
ness aud good faith of. the Phoenix ; Insurance
Company of Hartford, and its representatires, is
well merited j and I take this opportunity of as
suring you of my go d will towards tbe Company,
and wisning them tne same success In the future
that has, so far, attended their business in this
Yours, truly. '
Corvallis Oawtttc, July 24, 18A9-47
FARMERS, RSAO !
Wo will store and ship
r - and sell and charge bat
Two Cents Storage !
Also, Tecefve up freight FREE. ' Down freight
twenty-five cents tier ton.
S. 8. MARKIIAM & SOX.
Albany, July 31, '69-47 .
OR PALE A Tt-ry fair No. S cook store.
Inquire at the Kegistkb office. -. .'
; EXCHANGE RESTAURANT, ,
IfEXT DOOK TO HAUCK a MEYERS BILLIARD SALOOJC,
THIS establishment has betfn thoroughly re'
furnished, and is now ready to ruceiv
Board per week,
f : : $5 00
! : : 50
; t ' i " i0
E. C. HOLDEN, Propr.
1J.Y NOT BUYING BOOTS AND SHOES
KAST & CAH ALUM'S
Philadelphia Boot Store,
No. 112 Front Street,
x ' Opposite McCorraick's Book Storey
Jati 9-69-18 ' " Portland, Oregon.
THE CO-PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing
between Charles Mealey aud William Plymp
ton,! under the firm name of C. Sf caley A Co., is
this day dissolved by mutual consent. All mouej
due tho firm most, be paid to C. Mealey. Ali
debts contracted by the firm will bo paid upon
presentation to the undersigned, who will continue
in the furniture business at the old stand, corner
of Broadalbin and i'irst streets.? -
Albany, Jane 16, 'C9-41
XXiac Charco !
A LL persons knowing themselves indebted te
jfL tho lato firm of C. Mealey A Co., are re
quested to come forward and make nmmediate
payment to the undersigned. "A word to. the
wise,' Ac. C. MEALEY.
June 13, '69.
CEO. F. SETTLEMIER,
D R U G CS--I S T
(Successor to D. W. Wakefield,)
Parrlsh's Mew Building-, First Street
' ALBANY, OREGON,
; Bio Elk. Our clever cotemporary,
the Vancouver Register, says that an elk
weighing eight hundred pounds aud
measuring sixteen and a half hands in
hight, was killed recently a short distance
north-east of that city.
Vallandigham, of Ohio, has donned
his "fighting clothes" and is screeching
against Kosecrans throughout the State.
Rev. C. Gibson, for ten jers a mis
sionary in China, lectured recently in
Portland on the subject of-'tJhinese at
Home, and why they are here." His
lectures are Baid to be very instructive
R. W. Raymond, U. S. Commissioner
of Mines, now in California, is expected to
visit this State shortly, to return East
The census of Wyoming Territory foots
up a total population of 8,800.
The grain crop in Boise valley is re
ported the most abundant ever harves
ted. ' .
.j A New Orleans widow of fifty years
has eloped with a youth of two and twen
ty. A family of two married daughters
and a Bon objected to the match.
Illinois has 92 cities, varying in size
from the mighty Chicago to the petty vil
lage wnose poll list contains but 10
names. ' . .
" DEALER IX ?
Drugs and Medicines,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC.
All article warranted par and of the best
l'bysictana Prescriptions carefully compounded.
Albany, Oct. 17V 188-6tf . " "
aYTORMRT AT La
JAMES ELKIN8. '
RUGSCLL & ELItirJG.
(Offioo in Parrish Co.'s block, First street,)
HAVING TAKEN INTO CO-PAKTNEE-SHIP
James Ei.Kiiia, Esq., ex-Clerk of
Linn eonnty, we are enabled to add to our crao-
tioo of Law and Collections, superior facilities for
Conveyancing, Examining Records,
wad attending to Probate business.
Deeds, Bonds, Contracts and Mortgage care
Homestead and Pre-emption ' Paper
made, and claims aeeored.
' Sales of Real Estate negotiated, and loans
effected on collateral securities on reasonable
All business entrusted to them faithfully and
Albany, Oct. 10, 8-6y
HOUSE AK3 FOwIl LOTS 1 -
IN this city, a good new dwelling wita 11 tce
neeessary outbuildings, and four lots, about
twenty minutes walk from the steamboat landing.
For particulars inquire at the office of the P.
T. Company, of - J. B. MONTEITH.
Albany, January SO, 1869-