U. S. Official Paper for OrcgonI SATURDAY MAY eat her. Daring the vrcek rather -mixed; a "few" sunshine and much rain. Strawberries In this vieinity prom ise to be more abundant than u'sual. Public Debt. The public debt statement will show a decrease of the national debt during April of $8,550,000- Republican. At the Nevada city election on the 2d inst., the Republican ticket was elected by a majority of seventy-five. Violently1 III. Gen. Logan was taken violently ill on Sunday last, at Washington, and at last accounts wxs not much better, i i I .11 il I LI liriUilll llilW III Public Speaking. Th Republican and Democratic can didates for Congress, Messrs. Wilson and Slater, have published the following ap pointments for addressing the' voters of Oregon: 4 Salem, May 7th, in the evening. Lafayette, "May 9th, at 1 o'clock P. M. Fell From the Cliff. A man named Wilmot S. Mitchell, of Co. D. 23d U. S. T, fell from the cliff at Oregon City on Sunday, and died from the injuries re ceived, on Monday night. Defaulter. Collectqr Bailey's de falcation is announced .as amountirg to 8130,000. It is believed his sureties will make., good the amount, without waiting for suit to be brought.1 AM lias, Silvertoo, " Jefferson, " Lebanon, " Albany, " Corvallis, " Monroe, " Eugene, . " lloseburg, ' . Canyon ville" Jacksonville' Kirby ville, .10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 13, 20, 21, 23, w u 2-1, in the evening. Further appointments will be made as the canvass progresses. Candidate for President. Mrs. Land Wanted. T. Egerton Hogg, Esq., writes from San Francisco that he withes to procure fifty thousand acres of wild land in Oregon lor a colony, eoui- 1 posed of English, Irish, Scotch and Ger mans, numbering - cot less than five hundred families, a majority' of. whom are agriculturists, the balance herdsmen and mechanics. They intend to form settle- j ments of their own, according to ihcir various nationalities, and desire lands adapted to their various pursuits. They arc poor in ready money, but are rich in all the elements demanded in the oneninz ud of a new country. The letter Victoria C. Woodhill,- in announcing I is'directcd :o Dr. Loryea. of Portland, herself as a candidate for the Presidency who requests parties having the desired. of the United States, says : "Having amount of wild lands for sale in Western the means, courage, energy, and strength i Oregon, to correspond with him (Loryea), necessary for the race, I intend to con- j giving location, price, quality, terms of test it to the close." Bully for Vic. I payment, adaptability to different pro- ductious, and any other particulars that i Stockton ELECTiON.-The election for ,,.... wouM be ot interest. eity officers in Stockton (Cal.) on the 2d, ; . resulted in a Republican victory, with; TllE 1 1 rst Gln. On last Monday the exception of two Aldermen, one in ; occurred the Oregon City municipal the 1st and the other in the 3d ward. ; election. It was a square fight between The negroes, with one exception, voted tbu Republicans and Democrats for the the Reoublican ticket. ! ehoice of cltJ o&cers. Nevada. ct was elected at Gold Hill. On the night of the 1st inst., Beachy, As it was con ceded that the citv election would indi- TheentireRepublicantick-; . th , - Ciackamas Countv in i i June, the' Democrats made extraordinary : exertion and strained every nerve to j carry the city. What was the result ? j The city went overwhelmingly Rcpubli- ; can. The highest majority received by j any one man on the ticket was filty-fiye. ; Last year the average Republican major- ity was only twenty. The average nia- : jority at the election on Monday was ': thirty-five a very decided Republican gain. The county Republican ticket Inquiries Answered. Two weeks ago wo received a letter from a gentleman in Michigan, making various inquiries in relation to induce ments offered by Linn county to emi grants. Mr. Freeland, postmaster of this city, received, about the same time, a similar letter, from u Mr. J. E. Lockwood, and as this letter propounds a list of in quiries which, when answered, will give our Eastern people a full aud more com plete idea of the resources and advantages of Linn county, Oregon, we propose to answer, in as brief a manner as possible, to the best of our knowledge and belief, each separate question as propounded by the writer: 1. What is the length of your Winters and Summers? Winters, four months rainy season, and two months occasional 6howers. Cat tle kept in good order on grass .the past two Winters. 2. Amouut of snow in Winter? The last two Winters, none. The greatest depth of snow of which we have anv account, reached about fourteen in ches, and lasted about one week. 3. Amount of rain in Summer? - No rain from first of July to Septem ber. 1 4. Range of thermometer? During the last winter the tbcrmouae-, ter ranged from 45 to 50j in the Sum mer, from 60 to 90. 5. How are the Eastern consumptives effected by the climate in your locality? On some it has a beneficial effect; on others the reverse. G. Can you raise apples, peaches, pears," plums, grapes, etc.? Emphatically, yes. Oregon is cele brated for her "red apples " in fact she leads the world in the production of mammoth, high flavored apples. All the other fruits mentioned with the exception of peaches, are successfully cultivated in this county. Peaches are more or less cultivated, but are not a sure crop. 7. What is the production of wheat, found in abundance. j 29. Are the small rivers emptying into the Willamette capable of being turned to account by darning, etc. ? , They arc. Some are being so convert ed to use at the present time. SO. How far-is your town from the ocean in a straight line west ? It is about forty miles from this city to the Pacific ccean. . 31. What is the population (in num bers) in Albany ? About two thousand. - J 32. Have, you swamp or marsh lands in your locality ; aud if so, to what ex tent ? We have no such lands. 33. What prospect is there of railroad communication, and to what points ? Twenty miles of the Oregon & Califor nia Railroad were completed last season, commencing at Portland, and Bon. Hol- laJay, President cf the Toad, is rapidly pushing the construction, qnd proposes to have the road finished and trains making regular trips to this city on or before the first day of January, 1870. The road is to connect Portland, Oregon, with Sacra mento, California. Some thirty or forty miles of the California end of the road has been constructed. It is thought the fall of 1873 will witness the completion of the entire line. v 34. What prices do the following arti cles command ? ' Tea, 72cSl 25 ; sugar, 10lSc ; kerosene, SI; syrups, 75cSl; coffee, 20c ; salt, 2J3c ; beef, on foot, 5Gc; flour, per bbl., Si 50 ; tobacco 85cSl; vinegar, per gal., 50c ; pork, Gc net. 35. "What are ordinarily good cows, horses aud sheep worth ? Cows, S2555 ; horses, 40250 ; sheep, SI 252. SC. Of what nativity are the settlers in your vicinity ? The great majority are Americans. Wines & Co's. stage was robbed of 83,- 300, by four men, two miles from Elko. Fifteen hundred dollars are offered for their apprehension. The police are on track cf the robbers. California Caors. On the 2d, gen tlemen from Antioch reported in San Francisco that on the right bank of the San Joaquin, from that point to Visalia, the crops are entirely perishing from will be elected by an overwhelming ma drouth, and the majority of the farmers I jority in June. Oregon City has done will not even be able to make hay from their fields. Enlarged. The Keosauqua (Iowa) Republican reaches us enlarged and great ly improved in looks. It's editor and proprietory Geo. A. Henry, Esq., deserves well of the Kcosauquans, and this exhi bition of enterprise on his part to give them an enlarged and better paper, should not fail to bo met in a right spirit by them.; State Fair. We have received a neat little pamphlet, containing over one hundred pages, entitled a " List of Premiums for the Oregon State Fair." The next fair will be held at the Socie ty's grounds near Salem, October, 1870. The premiums offered by the Society are largely increased in number over former years. The Society deserves the great success it has achieved. Democratic Convention of Jose-" MINE County. The Jacksonville Sen tinel says that the Josephine County Con vention, which met at Kcrbyville on the 23d, had an extremely stormy session, lasted until midnight, and then broke up in a row, without making any' nomina tions. The delegates left for their homes in terrible ill humor, vowing that they would never hold another convention in that county. American Exchange. We learn that our old friend and popular hotelist, Mr. L. P. W. Quitnby, of the American Exchange, Portland, has formed a part nership withilr. Charles Perkins, under the firm name of Quiniby '& Perkins, and they will continue to meet the wants of the traveling public in the future in the manner which has proved so satis factory.in the past. .Charley has stood behind the desk at the American for a long time, and his agreeable manners and 'accommodating disposition has largely aided in establishing the present well earned reputation of the hoteL- The new firm has our blessing. well. Tiie Prune Domain. The public lands of the United States are estimated at 1,816,245,672 acres, of which about two-thirds are available. In square miles this would be equal 2.837J832. Of this immense domain some 500,000,000 ot ; acres have been officially surveyed, and over 400,000,000 disposed of. The va rious railroad companies have been the recipients of nearly 100,000,000, which are not included in the latter number disposed of. It will scarcely be believed that only 165,001,359 acres have been disposed of to actual bona fda purchasers aud pre-empted for homestead purposes. The difference between these numbers will show the amount actually given away, and applications to Congress for grants of more are daily being ' made. Eighty three bills are now pending, in volving propositions for grants to 100, 000,000 more an area equal to New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Plebiscitum. Tho "Plobiscituni," which is to ask from France an approval by popular vote of Napoleon's new scheme of reform, is expected to take place during this month. The points presented by the Scnatus Consultum, which the pceple will be invited to ap prove, are first, that the Senate shall share legislative power with tho Corps ana tne emperor, put cannot inmate taxation ; second, that the constitution making power given to the Senate is taken from it; third, the constitution can only be modified by the people on proposition of the iimperor. . Falss Affidavit.' A telegram of the 3d inst. states that Gen. Shields is a contestant for the seat held by Van Horn, in the sixth Missouri district.' He filed a brief before tho House Committee on Elections containing startling assertions to the affect that Van Horn and his friends went to the Secretary of State of corn, grass, etc , per acre? Wheat,from 15 to 40 bushels; oats, 25 to 50; grass, 2 tons. Of com there is so little cultivated that we hardly know what would be an average crop say 25 to 40 bushels. 8. Do root crops (potatoes, turnips, beets, etc.), flourish with you ? and what is the yield ? Yes, and produce as largely as any country. 9. What are the chances for purchas ing wild, or partially improved, lands? Improved lands can be purchased; al to, partially improved. 10. What is the average value of each, per acre ? Improved, 10 to S30 per acre ; hill land from S3 to So. 11. Is the country settling up fast or slowly ? Population is beginning to pour in upon us from all quarters. 12. What is tho comparative amount' of timbered and prairie lands? In the valley about one-sixth ; in the mountains the best of timber is to be ob tained. 13. What is tho greatest and least width of the valley ? The valley averages from 10 to 40 miles in width. The Prospect. The news comes up from every portion of the county that the people are satisfied with our ticket, and that daily oar strength is being in. Creased by new accessions. . Scores of life-long Democrats, who are disgusted with a.portion at least of their ticket, have declared their intention to vote with ss, and thus put the seal of condemna tion upon tho dishonesty and treachery of party tricksters. 4The cause of truth an J right never looked brighter and more hopeful in old'Linn, and we have but to work steadily and earnestly until the 6th day of Jane next to secure a majority of the honest anA true men of the- county for- oar ticket. , Let every Republican do his whole- duty, and .the result will astonish, all repudiation schemers and tricksters. Strike while the iron is 14. Whst is the length? j Eighty miles. . , 15. What improvements, if any ? All kinds of improvements, same as in the Eastern States. 16. What kind of soil preponderates ? Clay. . 17. What kind of timber if any ? White, red and yellow fir. , 18. Where is your nearest market? At present San Francisco, California, is our main market. 19. What is the price of wheat, bar ly, etc., at the present time ? Wheat 50 to-55 cents; barley 45 cents. 20. Have you schools, churches, saw and grist mills, etc. ? Yes, e are well supplied. 21. Which is the nearest and cheapest route to your place from San Francisco. ' By ocean steamer from San Francisco to Portland. 22. What is the estimated white popu lation of the valley? Population estintated at about 40,000. 23. Are the Indians at all troublesome? Not at all. 24. What game and fish have you, " White Man's Party." A corres pondent of the Wilmington (Del ) Com mercial says a Committee of the troubled faithful recently called on Senator Saus bury, in Washington, to obtain their or ders, and the old gentleman sufficiently comprehended the situation to pooh-pooh their idea of dividing the negro vote. This is the way he is reported to have re assured them: " We can't get tho nigger vote. The time between this and the election is too short to pull the wool over their eyes. They have got just as much sense about voting as you and I have, and it's no use talking. I've lived among them all my life va3 raised with them and used to own 'cm, and I tell you they have got too much sense to vote with us next Fall. They won't do it. I'll tell you what j to do go home and holler, 'White Man's j Party.' That's our holt. There s enough d n thick-headed, ignorant white men who vote the Republican ticket that we ! can get to vote ours, and we can beat 'em yet. Go home, boys, and set up a howl: ' White Man's Party ' ' ' White Man's party ' - White Man's Tarty.' Then in tyo years, when Ave have another election, we will have plenty of time to cultivate the nigger vote, and get as much of it as we may want. New Dodge. Mr. Slater's new dodge is to pay the national debt by issuing greenbacks sufficient to cover the whole amount. He does not give the least in timation, however, as to how he would pay these greenbacks after they were issued ! The issuance of so large an amount of greenbacks would be virtual repudiation of the debt. Such " absurd and undem ocratic " repudiation schemes will not go down with honest men, Mr. Slater. You have placed yourself square on the record as an advocate of the odious doc trine of repudiation, and tho honest mas ses of Oregon have decided to send you and your dishonest scheme to political graves. The Democracy as Financiers. The Democracy still keep up the cry about the injustice they even call it robbery of paying interest on tho nation al debt. Its leaders in Oregon have gone so far as to pronounce in favor of repudiating the national debt, justifying the palpable dishonesty of the act on the ground that "the burdens of the people are too heavy to bo borne," and any measure looking to the reduction of the burden of taxation, however dishonest, will meet with popular favor. It pro fesses such great love for the people that it is willing to promise anything for votes. But, when wo come to look up the record of this economical and honest party, we find their acts give the direct lie to their professions. When the great Republican party came into power, they found a debt, incurred in a time of pro found peace, upon which this economi cal) Democracy was paying interest at tho rate of twelve per cent ! Looking further, wc find that when the Democracy came into power in the city of New York, the city taxes which, under other rule, had been but 500,000 per annum, rapidly increased during the years which the Democracy, " the peo ple's best. friends " (?) have ruled, until the taxes have increased to the enormous sum of 20,000,000 ! This is merely one ins'tance of what Democracy, this party that is so ready to cry out against th burdens of taxation, can do in the line of financiering. Through the expendi ture of such an immense sum annually the Democracy have held entire control of the city, and now have control of the State. The "manner in which the public affairs of the State are now being man aged by the Democracy, calls forth a se vere rebuke from even Brick Pomeroy, of the New York Democrat, who i3 un doubtedly good Democratic authority. In a late issue, Brick Pomeroy says : Democratic economy consists in adding thirty-five per cent, to the salaries of all clerks employed in the different depart ments of State at Albany. And gold is steadily on the decliue. Is this the way to retrench and lessen taxation ? Or is the duty the Governor and Legislature owe to the clerks greater than the duty they owe taxpayers? If Democracy is to increase our taxation th people will do well to vote the Republican ticket hereafter. And if- ou law makejs are not careful they will add to, rather than lessen, the burden which bears so heavily on the muscle of labor. We have only to look at California to see the idea of " Democratic economy," carried out in all its refreshing loveliness. If our people really want the burdens of taxation made lighter, they will never j cast their votes for the support of a party whoso past record proves it to be in favor of increasing instead of diminishing the burdens of the people. This Democratic cry of " economy"' is a snare and a de lusion, made before elections to entrap the ignorant aud unsuspecting, as all the acts of the party, whenever and wherever trusted with power, effectually proves. Missouri and induced him to withhold j an1 are abundant? the certificate of election from Shields on the ground that Van Horn could produce an affidavit from one Beavis, Supervisor f Registration, which "warranted the Secretary in throwing out tho vote of one county, thus defeating Shields. The Supervisor now swears this affidavit is a forgery throughout, and that he novel signed it. To Retire. It is rumored that Sec retary Fish will retire from the Cabinet as soon as the San Domingo treaty is ratified, as he is opposed to the scheme. District Attorney Pierpont is annouueed as the coming Secretary. Strawberries. On last Saturday, San Francisco received seventeen thous and, five hundred pounds of strawberries from Santa Clara county. vveather. At Los Angeles on the 1st inst., the thermometer stood, at 85 in tue suaue. In the way of game we have deer", bear, elk, grouse, pheasant, quail, duck, etc., and our trout and salmon are unequalled all abundant. : 25. Is the surface of the valley even, or otherwise? The valley is generally level. -26. Is the river (Willamette) naviga ble, and if so, to what distance from its mouth? During the winter the Willamette is navigable as far up as Eugere City; during the summer as far as Albany. 27. How far do you call it (by water) from Albany to Portland ; to Astoria; to San Francisco? - - From Albany to Portland, about 100; to Astoria, 200; to San Francisco, about 800 miles. 28. Have yoa many spriDg brooks in your locality? ; In the hills and mountains they are Railroad Matters. Ben. Ilolladay has a large force busy at work on the Oregon & California Railroad. The Company building the California end of tho O. & C R- R., are pushing the work on the toad as rapidly as the weather will permit. A bill to make up the deficiency in the land grant to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Cen tral Pacific Railroad to Portland, Oregon, and a bill granting lands and right of way to the Missouri i" Arkansas Railroad, passed the Senate on, the 2d instant. Mining Intelligence. -A Montana paper says: Loon Cfcek will support about a thousand people this season, and claim owners .are afraid that the supply of labor will not be sufficient to supply the demand. Stanley Basin will afford emnlovment to from 70 to 80 men; Dead- wood, about 25 ; Bobeson's Bar, about 60; and Loon Creek, from 400 to 500. Wages will be S6 per day, and provisions will rate at about 14 per cent, advance on Idaho City prices. Wo have been shown a letter, says the Seattle Intelligencer, which has just been received from a miner who is at work on Sultau river, which speaks favorably of the mines. Notwithstanding the ram and snow, tho writer says he is acquaint ed with two men who too out an ounce a day to the hand for three days' in sue cession. He also says that he can rock easily from one dollar to two dollars aud a half a day. X here are only hi teen men at work on the river, and prospects have been obtained for a distance of seven miles. ' - - Valuable Property. -We call at tention to'the sale of valuable city prop erty, advertised to be sold en the 4th of June next, by Dir. 1. I'remaq. Washington Territory Democracy and the Chinaman. Whilst Democratic papers and orators of this State have been working them selves into a perfect frenzy over the questions of Chinamen and Chinese em igration, their brethren of Washington Territory have quietly gone to work and repealed all laws discriminating against Chinamen, Mongolians, etc., in the Ter ritory. Judge J. D. Mix, the present u'omtnee of the Democracy for Delegate to Congress, during the last session of the Territorial Legislature, introduced in that body a bill which read as follows : " An Act to repeal all police tax laws discriminating against Chinese, Mongoli ans and Kanakas. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Leg islative Axs'-mbfy of the Tcrritorty of Washmqlon, lhat the acts ot the loiiow- ing titles, to-wit : An act to levy taxes on Kanakas, approved January Z8, 1SU ; an act to protect free white labor against . . . . . . . . 1, competition with Uhine.sc uooue laDor, and to discourage the immigration of the Chinese into this Territory, passed Janu ary 23, 1864, and the several acts amen datory thereto, passed at the several ses sions of 1864-5, 1805-6, 1866-7, and any laws or parts of laws which levy a police tax discriminating against persons of the Mongolian race, or natives of the Sandwich, Society; or other islands ot the Pacific, residing in this Territory, be and the same are hereby repealed. Sec. 2. lhis act shall take ellect and be in force from and after its passage. This bill became a law, Democrats and Republicans of both Houses voting in its favor. Origin of Picnics. Following is tho first authentic account ot a picnic on re cord. As wo are now in the midst of the. season : for these pleasurable and love- making little expeditions, its recital will prove highly interesting. More than two centuries and a quarter ago, on the birth day of Charles, Prince of Wales, after wards Charles I., Mainwaring in a letter to the Earl of Arundel, dated November 22, 1718, says: -' The prince's birthday has been solem nized here, by the few marquises and lords which found themselves here; and : (to supply the wants of lords) knights and squires were admitted to a consultation, wherein it wa3 resolved that such a num ber should meet at Gamigos, and bring every man Jiis dish of meat. It was left to their choice, what to bring ; some chose to be substantial, some curious, some extravagant. Sir George Young's invention bore away the bell; and that was four huge brawny pigs, piping hot, bitted and harnessed with gropes of sarsi- I gers, all tied to a monstrous bag-pudding. NEWS ITEMS. The Austrian Tyrolesc are said to op- ! pose the infallibility dogma, and threaten secession from the church. At a recent foot race in England, the winner ran a mile in the extraordinary time of four minutes and twenty and a half seconds the fastest recorded time ever made in running that distance. Chicago has had a wedding among the Norwcigans, in which the bridegroom was over six feet, and the winsome bride was six feet six inches. How is that for high ? Dumas, Jr., is out in a pamphlet urg ing the emancipation of women from man's thraldom. We guess the majority of women don't want that. The smaller the trouble the more we chafe at it. A single mosquito has been known to give rise to a greater amount of profanity than a dozen mad dogs. Miss Rosa Potts, daughter of the chief clerk of the War Department, is about to be married to Monsieur Michel, a wealthy Russian gentleman. Marrying noble foreigners is just now the rage in the East. , Among the numerous candidates for the next Presidency, male and female. is numbered the great North American gaspipe; George Francis Train, and the great North American traveler, Daniel Pratt. That sprightly paper, the San Francis co Figaro, says : "Governor Woods, the Oregon Republican orator, and Mr. G rover, the Democratic candidate for Governor, have started out to canvass the State together; and may tho Lord have mercy on Grovcr !" ' A Sacramento paper announces a ball at which "no gentlemen are admitted," and adds, "we have received a compli mentary ticket !" The oii ladies of Philadelphia only wear one glove, and that is only worn on the little finger of the left hand. Boise City is said to possess but one female, Miss Harper, and she a physician. ! This lack of girls makes it rough on the Boise. - A Sunday school teacher asked a little fellow if ho learned anything during the week. "Yes," said he. "What have you learned ?" "Never to trump your partner's ace." The McMinville Railroad bill has be come a law, ana wc win soon nave two railroads under way in Oregon. On the 29th ult. the Virginia Supreme Court ot Appeals decided that Ellison was Mayor of Richmond Cahoun retires from the arena. Regent Serrano, of Spain, has resigned, Ho desires the Miuistry- and a majority of the Cortes to effect a solution of the question of monarchy. We have the following from France, under date of April 30th: Reports are rife that the pohcehave dis covered a new plot against the State and the life of the Emperor. It is alleged that yesterday a non-commissioned officer was arrested in the Hotel Rue Montmar tre, who had in his possession a letter from G ustave Fleurens and a note contain ing instructions for his part in the great conspiracy.' The Figaro says part of the design "of the plotters was to blow up tho palace of the Tuillerics and the Pre fecture of tho Police. This afternoon the Journal OJflciale announces that the police have becu some tiu.e on the track of a plot against the life of the Emperor. Yesterday morning one Beaver, recently arrived from England, was arrested. whereby the plot was completely discov ered. On his person were found a large sum of moucy, a revolver and a letter from London from a man who was impli cated in a similar plot in February last. This letter : and confession made by Beaver, leaves no doubt of his intention to immediately attempt the assassination of tho Emperor. Last nightseveral other persons were arrested at the Belleville quarter. At the house of one of these the police iounU a large quantity ot powder and new explosive bombs, together with directions how to use them. This plot has for its principal organizers many members of the International Association of Workmen in Paris, some of whom have already been arrested. Two members of the International Association ot Work men were arrested this afternoon. The police found upon their persons a com plete list of adhereo's of the plot. The authorities are now scouring the city for these persons. Great military, and poHce precautions are being taken to-hight A Corinne correspondent says : Freight for " the North Cunt"e" is already coming slowly, and trom the way your Montana merchants talk, there will be a grand rush of it hero presently. The Far W est rreight Liue is represented here by Creighton & Monroe, and the " Diamond It" by our old llelenian, Mr. Geo. B Parker. Each are making preparations to do a largo business'. The latter is building a large warehouse. Corinne is improving, a great many buildingb going up. .notwithstanding the junction ques tion is settled (being located at Bonne ville), the Uonnnethcan's think if they can get the freight for Idaho and Monta na and keep tho mail Bervice for the North at this place, the junction business will not materially effect the city. Murders. Lcputy U. S. Marshal, Capt. W. R. Story, was shot and killed at Qrantsville, forty miles from Salt Lake City, on the 2d inst., by a desperado named Hawes, whom he was trying to arrest. Ilawes made his escape. At Helena, Montana, on the 2d inst., Geo. Higginson shot Robt. McBurns in the neck wound supposed to be mortal.' McBurns was intoxicated, and -drew a revolver on Higginson, but tho latter was too quick for him. Higgins is under arrest. Singular Phenomenon. On Fri day night the residents of the northern part of town witnessed a shower that was, at least, remarkable, and so far, has not been explained. It was raining hard at the time, with little or no wind, when a peculiar substance was discovered to bo settling down with the rain. .In color . and appearance, it resembled flower of sulphur, and some who tasted it pro--nounced it to be that substance, but Mrs.-' O. J. Carr showed us that such was not the case ; she collected a quantity which' was floating on the water caught in a bar rel, aud putting it on the fire it burned' without any of the sulphur fumes. This1 strange shower continued for an hour oiv more, and fell in such quantities as to be plainly seen on sidewalks and floating on all the standing water. Some of it fell as far up town as Marion Square, where -it was observed by Mr Cullow, but the heaviest was seen in the neighborhood of Mr. J. E. Strong's. Unfortunately, no attempt was made to collect any of the; mystcrious substance at first, but we have' a small quantity that stood sometime on a water barrel, and if any one who canr will ascertain the analysis, they are wel come tothe specimen. Such occurrences are by no means unknown, but they are far from being common in these parts. -Salem Statesman. . . "Repudiation" Dean. Tho some what noted advocate of repudiation, Rev Henry Clay Dean, of Iowa, is expected to arrive in Oregon tbc present month to lend his aid to Democracy in the present canvass. In Iowa' the Rev. Dean has been on the stump, openly advocating. repudiation of the public debt. We are somewhat curious to know, in the- event of the Reverend's arrival ia our State,. which "policy" ho will advocate here vhcthsr he will adopt the Albany plat form the only feature of which is repu diation of the national debt or whether he will adopt that other line of policy which declares that the Democratic party is now and always has been in favor of paying every dollar of the public debt,, anything in the Albany platform to tho coutrary notwithstanding 1 However, we are inclined to think the Rev. Dean wilt find it up hill work to advocate repudia tion in Iowa, and its oppesito in Oregon.. On Monday, the Republican Conven tion of Yamhill county placed in the field" following Legislative and county ticket : For State Senator, Dr. J. W. Watts; Rep resentatives, Lee Lnughlin and Al. II us scy; Judge, David Smith; Clerk, M Redding; Sheriff, P. P. Gates; Treasurer, John Bird; Commissioners, W. Carl and." T. R. Harrison; Assessor, Isaac Davis; School Superintendent. Dr. L. Hender son; Surveyor, Capt. Chas.- Ilnndly; Coroner, Dr. Shiply. Messrs. J.W. Watt, A. R. Burbank snd A. B. Henry were appointed a County Central Committee. A private'letter states that "the Conven tion was largely attended, the nomina tions give general satisfaction and pros pects arc good for the election of tho-. whole ticket. D. R. Locke (Nasby) had a son born, to him a few days eince. He left a num ber of lecture committees in the lurch, ahd went home from Illinois to receivo in poison this accession to his earthly grandeur, excusing lnuiselt witu tue. remark that he only had a boy once in eight years, but those committees could find a lecturer anywhere. It is estimated that over a hundred young ladies are at present studying law in this country v rrouamy mey win au become mothers-in law one of these days. A fashionable clergyman in Chicago warns the sinners of his congregation, that if they don't repent they will go to the "place of eternal uneasiness." Items. What has become of our base ball club? 1 The time for the lecture of non. E. L. Applega'.e has not been definitely deter mined upon, but will transpire soon. Messrs. Wilson and Slater will ad dress the citizens of Linn county on po litical matters, at the Court House in this city, on next Saturday afternoon May 14th. Everybody should be there to hear them. John C. Mendenhall, Esq., reported as down with the rheumatism last week, is slowly recr vcring. The Willamette is still in fine boating stage. " No change ia our market to report. Geese Eulogized. Rev. Dr. Tal mage thus eulogizes geese: Ihey arc worth more than an eagle any day, have better morals and pluck more nutriment out of the mud than eagles do out ot tne sun. Save for Fourth of July orations, eagles arq of but little worth filthy cruel, ugly at the beak, fierce at the eye. loathsome at the claw. But give me 'a flock of eeese. white breasted, yellow billed coming up at nightfall with milita ry tramp' in single file led on, till, nearly at the barn-vard. thev take Wing, and with deafening clang the flying artillery wheel to their bivoucs tor tho night. NEW TO-DAY. Executor's Sale. Realestate of M. W. Alack, deceased. IV PURSUANCE OP AN ORDER OP tbc Counly Court in and for Lina county, -Jl hi Probata. nal at its May term, A. IK liccnsioK the undersigned to c-U tho rcnloetaW ot M. W. Mack, decoased, I will mOl a pubho auc tion, at the Court Hoaso door in Albany in ail Linn counly, on - .a Saturday, the 4tU day of June, A. D. 1STO eaatern addition to th awd c.ty of Albany, with dwelling bouso thereon. . . . . TERMS For V. 8. coin, one-half in hand at time of laie. and the remainder in twelve months at ten per cent, interest, with approved ecurity. at ten per c , DAVID FROMAN, , . May 5, 1970-Iw3i Remaining Bxeevter.