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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1870.
rCSLISHBD lUtT SATURDAY BT
COJLI. VAX CLEVE.
OX COBBER Or PERBT ASD FIRST-BT8.
. , - ; v TEEMS IN ADVANCE.
One Tear Three tollarS
Six Months - Two Dollars
6 ingle Copies.,... ......Tea Cents
Transient advertisements per Square of ten
lines or lees, trat insertion, $3 ; each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the moat
, JOB WORK.
HettbV receive new type, stock of colored
Inks, ear, ordon Job her, etc., we are pre
pared to execute all kinds of printing in a better
manner and y per eeat, cheaper than ejer bo
lore offered 1 this city. - "
- Ag-sjnfa for the Register.
The following gentlemen are authorised to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising.
etc., for the Keoisteb :
HIRAM SMITH, Esq.
Judeo S. H.
PETER HUME, Esq.
It. R. KIRK. Esq
E. E. WHEELER, Esq
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq
Geo. W. CANNON, Esq
L. P. FISHER, Esq
r EGAL INSTRUMENTS OP ALL KINDS
1 A made d attested. Conveyances anu cox-
lections attended to.
Attorney and Counsellor at law,
FFICE On Main street, opposito Foster's
ZXiltabidel & Co.,
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND PRO
visions. Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
E. A. Freeland,
DEALER IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books,
Stationery. Gold and Steel Pens, Ink,-eto., Post
office Building. Albany, Oregon. . Books ordered
from New York and San Francisco. 1
S. XX. Clanghton,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT. Office in the Post Offioe building,
Will attend to making Deeds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted ( say earn. 1
4. . arrcaELL. , i. f. bolph. a. smith.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
ATTORNEYS ad COUNSELLORS at LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
miralty , Ofieo over the old Post Office, Front
street. Portland, Oregon. I
row eli.. i FXissr.
' : Powell Sc. FIii.il,'
ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery,
(X. Flinn, Notary Public,)
Albany; Oregon. Collections and conveyances
prompt r attended to. 1
J. QUI Nil THORNTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
; . ALBANY, OREGON.
WILL practice in the superior and inferior
courts of Marion, Linn, Lane, Benton and
Five per cent, charged on collections when
made without sueing. j 19-69
Sr. ST. BEDriBLD. P. W.. SPIHK.
V. M R EDFI ELD & CO.,
CONSTANTLY - on hand and receiving, a
large stock of
Groceries and Previsions,
Wood and Willow Ware, Tqbacco, Cigars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions, in-. Ac, Wholesale
and Retail, opposite K. C. Hill A Son's drug
store, Albany, Oregon. 5oct9
It ATI! MOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
fully inform the citUens of Albany and vi
cinity that be has taken charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict attintic 3 to business, expects to suit all
(those who may favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but
First-Class Hair Dressing; Saloons,
fce expects to give entire satisfaction to all.
Srr- Children and Ladies' bair neatly cut and
shampooed. - JOSEPH WEBBER.
E. F. RUSSELL,
ATTOKSBT AT LAW.
RUSSELL & ELKINS,
(Office in Parrish A Co.'a block, Tirst street,)
' Albany, Oregon.
HAVING TAKEN INTO CO-PARTNERSHIP
Jakes Elkihs, Esq., ex-Clerk of
fjinn eounty, we are enabled to add to onr prac
tice of Law and Collections, superior facilities for
Cewreyaacing, Examining Records,
aad attending to Probate business.
' Deeds, Bonds, Contracts and Mortgages car.
Homestead and Pre-emption
anade, and claims secured.
Sales of. Real Estate negotiated, and loans
effected on collateral securities on -reasonable
, AU business entrusted to them faithfully and
, . i HTJSSELL A ELKINS.
Albany, Oct. , '88-Sy
"Oil TO HIT !
WADSYORTH & KUHN
Are now ready to execute all kinds of
: Plata and Fancy Painting !
USIOW REPUBLICAN CONVEN
TION OK OREGON.
The Union Republican voters of the State of
Oregon will meet at the City of Portland, at 10
o'clock A. M., on Thursday, the 7th day of April,
1870, in Delegate Convention, for the purpose of
placing in nomination a State Ticket to be sup
ported at the approaching election in June, and
the transaction of such other business as shall
properly come before said Convention.
Counties will be entitled to delegates as follows:
Douglas .... ....12
J ackson 10
The Committee recommend that the County
Conventions for tboJelection of Delegates be held
on Saturday, the 26th tUy of March, 1870.
By order of the State Central Committee,
M. P. BERRY, Chairman.
T. B. Odexkal, Secretary.
Portland, January 19th, 1S70.
8. D. SMITH.
6EO. B. COOK.
Corner First and Morrison streets,
Messrs. SMITH A COOK hare taken this
well known house, refitted and refurnished
it throughout, built a large addition, making
thirty more pleasant rooms, enlarged the Dining
and Sitting rooms, making it bw far the
Best Hotel In Portland.
A call from the traveling public will satisfy
them that the above statements are true.
SMITH A COOK, Props.
N. B. Hot and cold Baths attached to the
house for the benefit of guests. 50
Portland, August 15th, 1869.
Front and Washington Streets,
- - Proprietor.
W. Quimby, -
(Late of the Western Hotel.)
THIS HOUSE is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be ths
endeavor of the Proprietor to make his gueste
comfortable. Nearest Hotel to the steamboat
7&f The Concord Coach will always be four
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships sr
river boats, carrying passengers and their bae
gare to and from the boats free of charge
JJouee rupphed tcth Patent r ire c.xtinguiiher.
Front street : : : Portland, Oregon.
THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING PUR
chased this well known Hotel, are now pre
pared to oner the traveling public better accom
modations than can be found elsewhere in the
Board and Lodging 82 OO per day.
The Hotel Coach will be in attendance to con
vey Passengers and baggage to and Irom tne
Hotel free of charge.
J. ts. bfKtJIjtK.
Signs, Carriages, Buildings,
as well as . . . ,;. :
Graining, Faperhaaging, Caleinining,
. and in fact all kinds sad styles of
PIjAIN AND iORJs ABSENT AX. WORK,
--'that ean be dowe with Paint and Brash, at
Give us a ealL -Shop on . Ferry street, over
Kuhn a Adams' ,wsgon shop.
Tl LANK Deeds, Mortgages, -ate., on
latest styles, and for pals low, at this office.
Office Oregon A California Stage Company, B.
G. Whitebocse, Agent. 2tf
Jew Columbian Hotel,
Nos. 118, 120 and 122 Front street.
PORTLAND, : i OREGON
ED. CARNEY, PROPRIETOR.
The Largest, Best and most Convenient
Hotel in Portland!
Located in the center of business and near all
the steamboat landings.
Board and Lodging
From one to two dollars per day according to the
T.T Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Superior accommodations for families.
2m The New Columbian Hotel Coach will be
in attendance at all the landings to eonvey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 jzS Free ol Charge ! 69
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Scio News. The initial number of
the Scio News reached us on Saturday.
It is a four-column paper, H. H. King,
editor, published every Thursday, at
$1 50 per annum. We glean aa follows
from its pages :
The editor thinks a macadamized road
should be built at once, irom Scio td in
tersect the railroad at the nearest point
and urges immediate action in the mat
The number of pupils attending school
the present quarter, is given by the teach
er, Mr. Carter, as 86 ; whole number en
rolled, 91. ! ' , . '1
Messrs. Wheeler & Ostrander have
packed nearly two hundred thousand
pounds of pork this season. They had
forwarded ten tons of a superior quality
of bacon to San Francisco.
Although large quantities of dried
apples have been shipped' from Scio to
Salem, there is quite a supply still en
hand. Farmers are studying economy,
and are saving the products of both farm
and orchard. ;
W. N. Snyder left Scio on Tuesday
with five teams heavily freighted with
butter, eggs, intended for the San Fran
The young folks of Scio were enjoying
themselves over oyster suppers during the
evenings, and their excess of spirits de
stroyed the rest of the editor.
Mr. Biyleu has quit boteling, and Mr.
A. Brigss assumed control.
The death of Volley Clisby, eldest
son of John and Amanda E. Miller, aged
5 years, 1 month and 1 day, is chroni
cled as transpiring on the 1st.
For Abolishment. -The House of
Representatives, by an overwhelming
majority, has voted to abolish the frank
Bound Over. Archibald Rader, who
had a preliminary examination last week,
on a charge of forgery, was held in S600
to appear at the next term of the Circuit
Court. At last accounts he had failed to
give bail in the required amount.
Scan Mag. It is reported that one
of our citizens has been ordered to appear
before the elders of one of our churches,
and answer to the charge of bigamy.
Appointment. The office of Pilot
Commissioner, made vacant by the death
of Capt. John II. Couch, has been given
to Thbs. J. Dryer, formerly editor and
proprietor of the Portland Oregonian.
Railroad Item. The Oregon City
Enterprise says it is confidently expected
that work will be commenced on Holla
day's road at Parrot's creek, about next
Tuesday, the 15th inst., and that the
twenty miles of road now constructed
will be ballasted for business as rapidly
as the weather will permit.
Humbug and Rascal. The Port
land Herald thinks Wood, of New York,
or any other Democrat who advocates
the payment of the national debt, is a
humbug. Wood thinks the Herald, or
atiy other Democrat who advocates repu
diation of the national debt, is a rascal.
Yet we continue to be told that Democ
racy is the same everywhere.
DEALER IN A MANUFACTURER OF
' ... and - '
CABINET WARE i
er First and Broad Alb in streets,
f FaRTICULAB ATTEBTIOSr PAID TO
ORDERS OP ALL KINDS
in bis line.
October ' 186S-8
t ait rrarABcn to no 1
AIX KIHDS OF TCHNIKG i
. J I. keep on hand aad make to order
. SBlaalBr Wattl-
Shop near the "Magnolia Mills."
I ' ' :'' JOHN M. METZLEB i
Albany, Nov. 38, 1808-19 -
From Our Warm Springs Correspondent.
Little Injun still exists, and now de
scends from the mountains to the plain.
As his winter's muckamuck is stored
away, and his turn -turn good, he can now
recline in enviable quietude, and watch
the sportive antics of his clutchman as
she carries in the nights'- wood, or he
carries her shawl for her while she trudges
along so happily, with three hundred
pounds of flour on her back. ;
Since my last letter the opening day
of the new year has dawned on mankind,
and with that" dawning has passed into
oblivion's dark retreat, many a heart-ache,
many a bitter Ttear lor tnisspent hours j
hours that will perhaps cause remorse far
years to eome.. To me it is. especially
hard, as I cast my eye back through the
dim vista of last year, and see the moun
tainous pile of hopes forever wrecked
the lost, loved and long to be remembered
salt salmon and cammas. Well do I
realize that the great pendulum of time
never ceases to tick ; that thus days,
minutes and years are being ticked away ;
and that at tha final tick there must be a
striking for either the Temperate or
Torrid zone.. Thusly am I warned, and
will commence anew to run on tick.
1869 is so more ; 1870 is upon us.
To my tiUicums I cannot see in what the
change has been an injury. They have
grown older, perhaps, but not wiser.
Time's variations affect them but little,
as they know nothing about them, and
the law forbids the use of hovr glasies.
Thus are they denied some of the joyous
times of the Bostons.
While the liostons are passing New
Years ia banqueting, dancing, hugum
bussoming, tax-paying and turning up
hour-glasses, we Indians are content with
plenty of cammas and salmon, but never
indulge in hugum-bussoming. We al
ways observe the day. By the first glim
mering of the morning sun our clutch
men cuts the wood and gets breakfast ;
combs her hair with her fingers, and
greases it with salmon oil. She then has
an of-fishal scent. Her toilet is finished
by a red blanket and fifty pounds of
beads, all of which make her look Mas
losh ! We bucks dress ourselves in a
striuk of beads, and are ready to accom
pany our dearest Samantha Jane's. Our
accing may be neither elegant nor en
tertaining, but we enjoy it, and feel as
happy as a big sunflower. The thrill of
joy running through my heart, like a hog
through a mudhole, when the maiden of
the forest, for whom, only, my heart pul
sates so quickly, casts that glance of ten
der love from her dark almond eye full
upon me, filled with, ah ! so much love,
tenderness and dirt, makes me feel just
like I wanted pap to see me. Then, when
she reclines that uncombed head upon
my manly bosom, my heart more rapidly
pulsates at the thought of, the cussed
tokens of remembrance which commence
to crawl over vie.
Now, Mr. Editor, I turn my hour glass
bottom upwards for the success of the
Albany Register through the present
year. Xour paper is interesting, anu
much thought of up here. So here s a
turn of hour glasses to all the subscribers
you have and all you're going to have.
Oregon Railroads. Speaking of
the bill granting lands in aid of the con
struction of a railroad from Portland to
Astoria and McMinnville, Oregon, the
Portland Evening Call says that the peo
ple have this enterprise in their own
hands. "They must be a unit and true
to themselves over mere party ties, and
select a delegate to the Legislature who
will return a Senator who is in sympathy
with, and can influence legislation at
Washington. For a Democratic property
owner in Portland to vote a ticket that
agreed with him on the tariff or State
rights, in the present crisis, is about as
sensible as to go to market and try to se
lect a turkey for its singing qualities."
- The Fumdimq: Bill.- The funding
bill offered in the Senate on the 3rd inst,,
is regarded by leading bankers as the
most practical measure yet presented in
Congress for the reconstruction of financ
es. It is thought the bill will undoubt
edly pass both houses substantially in its
present form. Parties of : wealth and
standing in the commercial circles : of
Europe sand ready to guarantee a mar.
ket for 8400,000,000 of the five per cent,
OP Ail, KINDS, printed at the very lowest
rates, aa ordered, at thU crfiee.
Democratic Candidates. From the
number of candidates in the Democratic
party looking for promotion to office at
the coming State election, we expect to
see a (lively time during the meeting of
the Slate Democratic Convention in this
city. The "boys" wing or branch of the
party In Oiegon, have already put upon
the sate as their candidate for Governor,
Gror, of Salem ; Rev. Smith, of Salem,
for U. S. Senate, and Geo. R. Helm,
Esq.ypresent Clerk of Linn County, ft r
Congress. , But another branch of the
Democracy claims a show in the nomina
tions. ' This section of Democracy, Ifd
by the "three laboring lawyers" of Port
land, will probably play a big hand in
the Convention. One of the trio wants
th8 nomination for Governor, and with
the help of the wing which -they control,
will doubtless make it warm for the
"boys." , Another wing of the party
will present the name of Mr. Bush,
banker, of Salem, but it is thought that
unless this wing "comes down" liberally
with the cash, it will cut no figure with
the bed-rockers. It is thought that the
chances, at present, are with the "three
laboring lawyers," for if they put their
wing up to the "rule or ruin" game, a
nomination to suit them must be made,
or a Republican victory will ensue. This
"rule or ruin' game has been played suc
cessfully before, and may win again
Altogether1 it is a very pretty muddle,
and promises to make the Convention more
than usually interesting.'; Aa the Repub
lican party proposes to elect its entire
State ticket in Jane, it only shows what
great exertions men will make for a short-
Gold Diggings in Indiana. -A re
turned California miner, of eighteen
years' experience, has discovered gold in
Clark county, (Ind.), "about twenty miles
from Terre Haute. The people of that
section were seized with the wildest ex
citemcnt, and were leaving other business
to search for the precious metal.'
Population. Gen. Salomon, the
new Governor of Washington Territory,
is reported en route with two hundred
Germans whom he has induced to make
the Territory their future home. He
could not well bestow a more valuable
gift than this on that thriving Territory
Large Gathering of Indians.
Reports from Fort Fetterman and Lara
mie say that Indians to the number of
4,000 are concentrating on Powder
river. They consist of Sioux, Chey
ennes and Arappahoes, small parties of
whom are scouring the country, stealing
TnE New Govebnoh of Idaho.
Dr. Saml. Bard, the late nominee for
Governor of Idaho Terrhory, was lately
editor and proprietor of the Atlanta Aeto
Era. The present Governor goes out by
limitation, his commission expiring next
Mrs. Mc Murty charges that the Paw
nees, on the 8th May, 1869, left their
reservation and came into Polk County,
Nebraska, where they murdered her
husband, and she asks that the Indian
Department retain $25,000, as damages,
irom the appropriation to that tribe.
Received. The Chinese treaty, with,
the official seals of the Empire, were re
ceived by Secretary Fish on the 14th
Fatal Accident. We learn from
the Enterprise that Mr. Nelson Harring
ton, who lived a few miles east of Oregon
City, was killed by the accidental dis
charge of a gun in the hands of his son.
Deceased was in an old house with his
son, engaged in shearing sheep ; they
noticed a rat in the upper part of the
building ; the boy got a gun to kill the
rat ; in attempting to climb into the loft,
the gun was discharged, the ball striking
the father in the back part of the head,
killing him instantly.
' '. Congressional. A bill has been in
troduced into the House.empowering the
Secretary of the Treasury to select in
each county in the United States either
a National Bank, Postmaster, Assessor
or. Collector of Internal Revenue, to
prepare all pension, papers free of cost
to pensioners. Pensioners will be paid
every three months instead of semi-an
nually, as now. -:- ; v-
; Clerical Soandai.. The Philadel
phia papers report a remarkable clerical
scandal. The delinquent is a Catholic
Priest, name qnknown, and the victim of
hU wiles. Mias Louisa Dolan. .Rev. Mr.
Harley, of the Second Reformed Church
has received a letter from the young
lady, in which she says she is confined
in a cell of the Catholic Church, and is
to ; be sent to a nunnery in Milwaukee,
The "affair created intense excitement in
the staid city. . .'-V .. .-; x
Late dispatobes say that General Pue
blo's defeat in Cuba was more decisive
than . at first reported that he barely
escaped utter annihilation on the battle
A Husband Publicly Horsewhip
ped. Recently a wife in Philadelphia
publicly horsewhipped her husband on
the street. It appears the wife has a
stand in the market ; the husband is a
butcher. He was in the habit of getting
on a drunk occasionally, absenting him
self from home until all his money was
used up, then going to his wife's stand
in the market and taking all of her
money, and spending it in the same way.
A short time ago, on the recurrence
of one of these sprees, she went to the
saloon where he was spending his money,
and presenting a pistol, informed him
that if he did not accompany her home
she would shoot him. : He obeyed her.
Soon after, however, be was at his old
tricks again. , His wife s patience was
entirely exhausted, and, getting a huge
" black snake " whip, she again made her
appearance at his rendezvous, and im
mediately commenced using the whip
over the shoulders of her husband with
all the power of which she was master,
and did not cease until exhausted by the
exertion. He accompanied her home at
her order, and it is thought , the lesson
will be a salutary one to him. : ,V i
- John B. Weller is practicing his pro
fession in New Orleans. 1 . " a
The JCing of Prussia recently visited a
needle manufactory in bis kingdom, in or
der to see what machinery combined with
the human hand could produce, lie was
shown : a number of superfine needles,
thousands of which together would not
weigh half an ounce, and marveled how
such. minute objects could be pierced
with an eye. . Bat he was to see that, ia
this respeot even i something finer and
more perfect could ; be .created. The
borer-r-that js, the workman, whose busi
ness it J -to bore the eyes in these nee
dles asked for a hair from the mon
arch's head. It was readily given, and
with a smile.: He placed it at once under
the boring : machine, - made a - hole in it
with the greatest care, furnished it with
a thread, and then handed the " singular
needle to 'the astonisheoVking.
Free Trade. The Portland Evening
Call, speaking of the effect of free txade
on the interests of Oregon, says :
If at all inclined to animal cruelty, we
should rejoice to see free trade estab
lished, just to see the "boap Creek Con
federacy" feel its effects. For the past
seven or eight years a good deal of atten
tion has been paid to wool growing in
Oregon, and many dozens of the Simon
Pure Democracy are heavily engaged in
that product, and we should greatly enjoy
the wry faces they would make at swal
lowing this Democratic draught. Take
the 100 or more per cent, tariff off, and
let bouth American wool into our markets
at from seven to ten cents per pound, and
the Oregon wool-growers would gladly
hand over their flock to the coyotes.
Maaafaoturioc would stop, lands would
recede in value, and wages would fall to
a European or Asiatic basis, and immi
gration would almost cease. There would
only be one or two classes of investment
that would flourish under that order of
affairs, and 'that ' would "be transportation
lines both by sea and land, as also ship-
pers and importers. We would produce
the raw material and send it off to where
it would be i manufactured, and then
transported back for our consumption.
From transportation monopolies in Ore
gon, the Long-Tomers hare rather a hard
task at present ; but a dose of free trade
would settle their case in a way that
would work in the kill or cure style.
The Irving correspondent of tb&ZdcA-
fiete Monitor, gives the following illustra
tion of the power of a true wife over a
husband who had entered onithe ruinous
career of a gambler : !
I stepped into our new saloon the
other day to gather what news items the
place might afford. " All were busy play
ing cards, billiards, and tipping the
social glass save partner and myself
when all at once the door opened and a
lady stood quietly looking in. It was a
young wife who saw the man whom she
loved as her life her husband on
whom her happiness or misery depended
a frequenter of a gambling hell ! On
seeing her husband at a table playing,
with her voice ladened with grief, morti
fication, and love, she said, '- Husband,
come home ! Come, dear, and go home
with me !" The effect was electric
Had Gabriel sounded his trumpet it
could not have created much greater con
sternation in the ranks of rum, than did
those ' loving words, " husband come
home !" The kind but astonished hus
band went home with the best friend he
has in this world his wife. . I shall al
ways think better of him for it.
His partner in tne game trembled witb
excitement for he too had a wife and
loved ones at home. Billiards and beer
all at once lost their charm iov him
He shook hands with the bar-keeper, and
called the attention of the crowd to the
fact that he had resolved never to play
another game m that . grocery. As ne re
tired, the saloon keeper implored him to
come back, saying, " it you allow your
self to be scared off in this way by these
women, you will break me up."
In my. imagination, 1 see the gentle
opening of a door, and hear the modest
wild as in mortifying grict she lovingly
says: "Husband, come home! Come dear,
and go home with me I ! 1 -
The above item is no fiction, it is ac
tually true, save the suppression of the
names of the parties concerned.
Cuban Affairs. The following par
agrapn irom uoionei J)orney a paper,
quite in contrast with those which he
was in tne babit ol writing some weeks
ago, undoubtedly expresses the view now
taken by the administration, of affairs in
Cuba. He says ' The Cubans persist
ently and flauntingly violated the laws
of the United States, and blunted the ar
dent sympathy with which the loyal peo
ple of the North regarded them. Instead
of spending their means in the purchase
of arms and ammunition, the carriage of
which, under the American nag, Mr. Fish
informed them would be protected on
the high seas, the Cuban Junta, under
the advice of rebel privateers and ex-
confederate generals and other militarv or
naval officers, publicly organized an illegal
expeamon or armea men in JNew xark
and fitted out illegal vessels from the
ports of the United States, Instead of
bending their energies to rendering prac
tical assistance to the men who were
fighting for their cause in Cuba, they
spent tnem in vain ettort to sow dissen
sion between General Grant and his cab
inet, and to weaken the administration
in Congress and before the people. Left
thus alone, the armies of Cuba dwindled
away : place after place was lost, until
not a town was left to them, and the per
ipatetio movements of Cesnedes, which,
but for the bad management and bad
faith of the Cuban managers and their
friends, might have put itself in a condi
tion to be recognized by; a government
whose sympathies were with it, has not
a shelter to cover it nor a place in which
it can safely hold deliberation, and the
end of the insurrection cannot long be
; A non-exnlosive lamp used with non
explosive oil and capped with a patent
non-explosive ourner, expioueu a Cleve
land, Ohio, recently. A gentleman in
the room suddenly noticed that the lamp
seemed to enlarge" and he drew back a
Rten or two, ? when the lamp exploded
sending a hundred pieces of glass flying
through the room. It was standing qn a
bureau at the time, and , was properly
trimmed and in good order, with all the
non-explosives, yet it did explode. '
The New York eorrespooden of the
Buffalo CWierstates that Whitelaw Reid
the managing editor of the New York
Tribune, is encaged to marry Miss Anna
I liMlrinenn - - -
' Oregon Matters In the fj feV Senate.
In the U. 8. Senate, Jan. 1Q, Mr. Wil
liams presented a petition of eitiaens of
Crooked River, and Ochoco villages, in, '
Wasco county,' Oregon, praying for the
establishment of a post route between
their localities and Dalles City ; whicb.
was referred to the Committee on Post
Offices and Post Roads.
He, also presented a petition of citisen
of Oregon, praying for the establishment .
of a mail route from Salem, in Marion
county, to Sheridan, in Yamhill county;
which was referred to the Committee on
Post Offices and Post Roads. ; ,
He also presented a petition of MrsV
Candace Griswold, widow of the lata
Georere Griswold. who was killed in the
Indian war in Oregon in 1856, praying .
for a pension ; which was referred to the
He also preseojted a petition, fpjf eiti
aens of Pine Cieek, Goose Lake valley,
Oregon, praying for the establishment of
mail route irom Jacksonville, via Lind
river and Goose Lake valley, to Camp.
Bidwell or Lake City, in Surprise valley,
California, which was referred to the
Committee on .rost Umces aad. Post
Roads. ;: r -
On the same dav Mr, Williams askerL
and by unanimous consent obtained, leave
to introduce a bill (S. No, 371") to estab
lish post routes in the State of Oregon ;
which was read twice by its title, referred.
to Committee on Post Unices and Post
Roads, and ordered to be printed.
Teaching the Alphabet. "PaU
rick, do you know your letters 1"
" Yis, sir" 1 know them by sight, sir.
ut I don't know their names.'
Well, this is A."
"How are you, A !'
"You must not speak in that way."
"In what way should I speak thin,,
sur r ' ---.
"Say what I say."
"This is a."
"Sure, an' is that B f I thought it
was an ox-yoke." ,
"What was the last letter I auoweoi
you?" .:, '".'' ;.' '
1 can t remember, sur.
"What bird is it that lays honey and
stings ?" .
"It is a wasp, sur. j . .
"No : it ig a bee." .v
"So it is and . looks like an ox-yoke."
" What letter is that on the third page?"
"I don't know, sur."
"What do I do, when I look at you ?'!
"I shouldn't like to say, sur." . I
" T want vnii in rll m !
" j . .
"I am afraid you will lick me, sur."
..nn-ll I.-, -f j , ti.-i a aa
, usu uwauBtiuuwsH istusaiea.
" Well, sar, you squint ?"
" Can't you say O without the squint 7"
"Say it then."
. C without the squint".
" What ia the name of the next-let.
ter?" . : - . - !'-
" I don't know, sur ; I never saw it
Well, it is D for dunce, just like
yourself. Say that."
" 1) tor dunce, just like yourseit. -"Take
your seat, and the spelling class
will come up and spell."
1 e r
A Mrs Susan Jones, who has lived
with a Mr. Ruben Jones for seventeen
years, and borne him eight Joneses, seeks
relief in the divorce Courts, on the
ground that she has just felt an irreiti-
ble passional attraction Jor a ncn 01a
bachelor, a Mr. Ruben Garth waite.
Poor poetical, passional Mrs Jones.
Insects. On the river Amazon are-
to be found spiders with bodies two inch
es, and legs seven inches long, that catch
ana suck birds; butterflies mat are mis
taken for humming birds : green snakes
just like a creeping plant, and a lovely
coral snake with bands 01 biacK ana
vermillion separated by clear white ringsj
monkeys with white bair all over tnem ;
monkeys only seven inches long ; and
owl faced apes, sleeping all da y and lively
Labor and ; CAMTAi--The daily
production of the combined capital and
labor of the country is set down at $25,
000,000 j or $7,000,000,000 anually.
With such a capital, and with resources,
such as are possessed by the United
States,' combined with the irrepressible
energy and aspiration of our forty mil
lions of people, who ean predict the fu
ture of wealth and power which" our
American people must attain at the close
f the centnrv. when our population wiU.
Teach one hundred millions of souls 1
A secret touching the fall in muslins
has just leaked out. Sorague, of Previ
dence, has in his employ, a young Ger
man named Praff, who not long ago in
vented a method by which the printing
ef cotton cloth in the Providence mills is
done at a saving of from one to two cents
a yard. - .While engaged in bis expert
menu, he m.ade .a" discovery of still
greater importance, whereby the bleach
ing, which now requires foTty-eight hours
may be thoroughly ; completed in much
less than one hour. These discoveries
enable- Sprague to undersell all other
wMinnratrnviiM r( nail svaas aawki) snr? VAt sS 1 fTa
UitW im ftvvui 01 b , ui yeavpjj . , sa
virtually the control of the market Praff a
industry and practised scientific knowl
edge have been liberally rewarded j but
it is said that bis share in the result of
the valuable discovery be has made wjiU
be a little short, of $4,000,000- vv. , I
- Several horrible eases of trieblaiaeia
have lately occured in Illinois, resulting
in the death of entire families. Tha
lesson they teach is that pork eaters must
not eat the meat of the hog without cooking-
Tis process ia said to destroy the
parasite which, when allowed tp mt into
the human system living, multiplies upoa
itself in myriads and invariably destroy
life through the most loathsome and tiv
jibhj malady that eveT aCicted mankisd,.