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We had the pleasure, on Wednesday
morning, of meeting Superintendent
of Indian Affairs, Hon. T. B. Odeneal,
who had just arrived in this city from
l orvallis, en route for Salem, from
whom we get the tallowing in regard
to the Indian troubles at Slleta Indian
The highly colored reports of the
hostile attitude assumed by the Indians
on toe Sileta Reservation, and the
great excitement among the white set
tlers along the line of said Reservation
in consequence thereof, reaching Su
icrintendeiit Odeneal, lie at once re
tired with all speed to the spot, tliat
lie might, by personal observation and
inquiry, get at the facts, and thus be
enabled to act in the matter with refer
ence to the best interests of all con
cerned. The Superintendent arrived at the
Reservation on Friday of last week,
and at once sent out runners for the
Indians to meet him In a grand pow
wow (mass convention) on the day
following-Saturday. We will remark
liere that Siletz ts about forty miles
northeast of Corvallis, in Benton
county. On Saturday, in answer to
the invitation ot the Sujierintendent,
nearly ever' Indtau on the Reserva
tion, old and young, buck aud squaw,
made their appearance at the t ime and
place specified, and a grand and most
interesting council was held.
Xearly every Chief present made a
speech, and, generally speaking, tor
sound logic and good sense, tliey were
up to toe average speeches of their
white brothers. They deuied that they
had any hostile intent toward their
white brothers; asserted that it would
not only be folly, but marines of the
worst type, for a handful) of ml men
to attack their white brothers, whose
numbers were as the trees on the raoun
iniiH or as the grass in the valleys :;
iliattheir white brothers were sup
plied with guns, and pow der, and bul
lets, and knives, and flour, while the
poor red men had nothing ; fliat if
they went to war, they (tlie warriors)
would lose their lives and then what
would become of tiieir women and
children; that while there was no in
ducement whatever to war against
their white brotlters, there was every
inducement for peaee-that through
friendship they had everything to hope
for; through war. everything would
he lost. But while tliey did not want
war, yet they eonld not understand
why their white brothers were erecting
and hiding themselves In a fort; it
looked to them as though tliev in
tended to make war on tliem (the In
dians), and take freni tliem their lauds
-the Reservation tiieir home, by
f,rw, and drive them and tiieir little
oi.es forth to starve. In feet, tiieir
rlieeches were all of this teuor. that
tlie alarm exhibited by the whites, in
arming and forting themselves up. was
all a pretense ; that tliey merely did it
to create "outside" sympathy, thus
getting akl to kill and drive the Indi
ans from the Reservation, the lands
of which they coveted.
The Superintendent soon quieted
tiieir fears, assuring tliem tlwt they
only had to remain quietly on their
Reservation, and they would be pro
tected in all their rights. He then told
tliem, to quiet all apprehensions ou the
part of the whites, It would be neces
sary for tlieui to give up tiieir arms.
This tliey at once agreed to do; as,
when the motion was put. every In
dian rose at once to bis feet, showing
that they were willing to. do. anything
required of them to convince the
w bites of their peaceable intentions.
If Sawtell's house was burned by In
dians, it was probably the act of one
named California Jack; and, If he is
guilty, the Indian generally are aux
iou that he should be punished for
It Is the opinion of the Superintend
ent ttt the Indian were never more
quiet and peaoeabte than at the pres
ent time, and that up fears whatever
need be entertained by any of tlie com
mission ot depredations by them.
The Superintendent found tlie peo
ple about the Yaquina Bay in a per
fect state of excitement in fact tbey
had caught a big scare, and it took a
great deal of reasoning to quiet tlie
alarm, especially among the females.
When lie left Elk City, early on Tues
day morning; the excitement was sub
siding, and the people will doubtless
soon be able to smile at the "late In
For tlie promptand efficient actiou
of Superintendent Odeneal iu this mat
ter, the people of the Bay feel very
grateful indeed. So far lie has proved
himself to be tlie right man in the
Bcrnkd Up. A letter received from
our agent on Tuesday, informs us tliat
a large number of splendid engravings,
executed iu Boston, designed to grace
the columns of tlie Register during
the year 1873, a large portion of them
finished and ready for shipment, were
destroyed by the great fire which visit
ed that city a few weeks ago. We
have ordered a portion of tliem re
engraved, and as soon as we can ob
tain the sketches and photographic
views of others, will forward them
also. If It hud not been for the Are in
Boston, we should now be in possession
ot about 300 engravings, with which
the pages of the Register would have
been embellished from week to week.
However, we expect the next steamer
from San Francisco to bring us an en
graver, when we shall not be depend
ent on Boston engravers for pictures
with which to Illustrate the pages of
the Register. Our readers will see
from the above tliat the absence of il
lustrations from our pages is not the
result of negligence on our part, for
had we have had the least idea tliat
Boston intended to emulate Chicago in
the fire line, we should have ordered
our work from Philadelphia, and we
would not now be out and injured.
We hope for better fortune in the fu
ture. Rebekah Lodge. The members
of Rebekah Lodge of the I. O. 0. F.
ot this city, met at their hall on last
Saturday evening. The election for
officers tor toe new year resulted as
follows: Mrs. Thos. Monteith, V.
G.; Mrs. Coll. Van Cleve. Sec; Mrs.
W. S. Newbury, Trea. Mrs. R. Salt
marsh and Mrs. Tweedale were ap
pointed supporters of the X. G., and
Mrs. Harry Godley, Conductor. Tlie
next regular meeting will transpire
on Saturday evening. February 1st,
and ever' two weeks thereafter. It
was a very pleasant occasion, and we
hope to see a full attendance at tlie
next regular meeting.
Troops totiie Front. A company
of U. S. soldiers, from Vancouver,
W. T., passed this city on Tuesday's
train, en route for the scene of bloody
carnage In the Modoc country, Ou
the same day. as we sec by telegrams,
300 soldiers left San Francisco for the
same point two companies of artillery
to act as infantry, one company of in
fimtry. and one of cavalry. This will
give about 500 regulars in the field.
The Cinnabar Discovery One of
our citizens, who has large experience
in mining, lias been out prospecting,
with others, the new cinnabar lode,
discovered last fall, by Thos. Wagner,
situated about thirty miles nearly
south from this city, about twelve
miles eiist of Harrlsbnrg. in tlie foot
hills of tlie Cascade mountains. This
gentleman gives it as his opinion that
the cinnabar is found in such limited
quantities tliat it will not pay to work.
About a mile and a half below the
supposed cinnabar lode, iu the gulch,
quicksilver has been found, but in
Returned. Thos. Otley, wlio, it
will be remembered, about a year ago,
iu company with several other young
men, started for South America, has
succeeded iu making the round trip.
He arrived In this city ou last Wednes
A Good Appointment. Dr. W. F.
Alexander, of this city, lias been ap
loluted by the Governor a member of
the State Board of Equalization, vice
Wbiteaker, resigned. Accept our con
His ExPERiKNCE.-Tom Otley, who
left tills city January 18tb, 1872, with
others, for Peru, has returned, "glad
that he's alive." He says Peru is no
place for a white man ; that the pistol
and knife rules there supreme, as much
so as iu the early years of Texas.
Tliat tlie Government is bankrupt;
that the railroad enterprises under tlie
charge of Harry Meigs, have all been
stopped, and he thinks will not be re
sumed again for years. Gold and sil
ver has almost entirely disappeared
from the channels of trade, and in its
place a system of currency has been
introduced that is very fluctuating and
unreliable. The climate is very un
healthy, and between disease and the
knife or bullet of tlie assassin, life is
of most uncertain tenure. Business
of all kinds is almost entirely suspend
ed; with tlie exception of limited
quantities of sugar, the country is pro
ducing nothing for export, and guano,
the main dependence' ot the country,
is being so rapidly exhausted, that
within two years this supply will also
be cut off. He says there are scores
of young men, intelligent and refined,
Induced to go to Peru through prospect
ot accumulating fortunes iu an incredi
ble short space ot time, that at present
are paralyzed, unable to move hand or
foot to any good purpose, with nothing
to do aud no means to secure a passage
back to America.
A Golden Wedding. On Tues
day evening last, alargeassenibhigeof
the relatives and friends of Mr. John
Smith and lady met at the residence of
J. Barrows, Esq. (son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. Smith), to celebrate the fif
tieth anniversary of tiieir marriage. It
was a niot pleasant and interest ing oc
casion to all participants. The form
of a weridingcereraony was again gone
through with, the ladies kissing tlie
old gentleman, and the gentlemen
kissing the old iady, amid the smiles
and joyous laughter of both old and
young. A large number of presents,
tokens of love from happy daughters,
sons, nephews, nieces and grand-children,
beautiful and valuable as well as
useful mementoes of affection, were
bestowed upon the re-wedded pair.
Mr. Smith was 71 years of age on tlie
12th of November last, and Mrs.
Smith was 70 years of age on the 13th
day of May last. They are both In the
enjoyment of good health, possess fine
constitutions and bid fair to live and
enjoy the good things of life for years
to come. May tiieir useful lives long
be spared to loving kindred and friends.
Indian Dance. One reason of the
big scare over at Yaquina, was tliat
the Indians were engaged, it was said,
very frequently of late in great war
dances. Superintendent Odeneal asked
of the Chteves, while there on Satur
day last, an explanation with regard
to these dances. In explanation he
was informed tliat these dances were
undertaken as a religions rite, and to
show the Superintendent that there
was nothing in thorn resembling a
wnrilai.ee." a hop was improji ed
at once. i;i which all present took a
part. It is the Indian belief tint if
these dances are omitted, camas. sal
mon and gain will go "abort" on
them, and various other evils will fol
low. It the poor devils dance.
The Newspaper Law. To send a
newspaper through the mails, other
than to regular subscribers, without
prepaying postage, subjects the party
so sending to a fine of $f0. A news
pi Iter containing unlawful enclosures
should be eharged, by the postmaster,
with letter postage ; and if the party
addressed refuses to pay the increased
rate, the package should be returned to
tlie office from whence it was mailed,
that the party sending it may lie fined
In the sum of5.
Largely Attended. The meeting;
on Saturday last, at McFarland's
Sclioolliouse. District No. 25, was
largely attended by the Farmer. A
club wa organized, officers elected, a
committee appointed to select a ques
tion for debate at next regular meet
ing, when a Constitution and By-Laws,
for tlie government of the Club, will
be,adopted. The formers of District
No. 25 are alive to their interests.
Born In this city. Jan. 18th, to
the wife of Mr. W. W. Parrlsh.awn.
Tlie proudest man in town, Is William.
District Kv. 9.
The formers of District No. 25. met
pursuant to call published In the Reg
ister, at McFarlands's School-house,
ou It Saturday at 2 o'clock P. 51..
and temporarily organized by the elec
tion ol'K. At McFarlaud, Chairman.
On motion, a permanent organiza
tion was then effected, and the follow
ing named gentlemen elected as offi
cers for the ensuing year : G. II. Baber,
President; Philip Low. Vice Presi
dent: Geo. F. Simpson. Secretary : J.
B. McFarlaud, Assistant Secretary.
A number of gentlemen present
made addresses, and tlie greatest inter
est was manifested iu the success of the
object for which the meeting was call
ed. Ou motion, a committee of two were
appointed to select a question for de
bate at the next meeting.
On motion, the meeting adjourned to
meet at the same place, at 1 o'clock
P. M. of Saturday, January 25, 1873.
GKO. F. SIMPSON', Sec'y.
A Card. Mr. and Mrs. Smith de
sire, in this public manner, with grate
ful hearts, to thank those kind friends
who gave tliem gifts, to tlie amount of
$ 70, on the occasion of tiieir golden
wedding, at the residence of Mr. J.
Barrows, on the evening of Jan. 21st,
1 373 ; and iu conclusion would wish
those kind friends, together with all
others who were present ou that occa
sion, peace, plenty and happiness dur
ing tlie present life, and happiness
eternal in tlie life to come.
Personal. T. B. Odeneal, Super
intendent of Indian Affairs, called for
a moment on Wednesday morning.
He apprehends no danger from the
Siletz Indians whatever.
Sam Colver smiled upon us Wednes
day morning. He left for the south
on the noon train.
Charles Mealey starts for San Fran
cisco to-day to lay in a new stock. He
will be absent three or four weeks.
A. Wlieeler, Esq., of Shedd, showed
his pleasant features in our sanctum on
Fred. Graf was taken very ill on
Wednesday, but his friends hope not
It gives us pleasure to announce that
Miss Carrie Ralston Is recovering from
her recent attack ot severe Illness.
Miss Julia Elkius left this city en
route for tie Dalles, on a visit to her
sister. She will remain until Spring.
RELIGIOUS. Meetings have been
progressing, alternately, in the Con
gregational and Presbyterian churches
of thts city, for sometime past with
good result. The meetings are increas
ing in interest.
Fashionable. If yon want a splen
did perambulator, "cheap as dirt," go
to Mealey's Furniture Warerooms,
where you will find as well everything
in the furniture and lwusc furnishing
line, at low figures. To see Is to be
convinced. 21 wl.
Insane. A man named Moore, of
Junction City, Lane county, In charge
of officers, passed through this city en
Sunday, en rotete for the Insane Asylnm
at East Portland.
Thanks. For a bountiful supply ef
the golden wedding cake, we return
the thanks of this print shop.
Jan. 20th, 1873. at tlie residence of
the bride mother, near tangent, jr
the Rev. S. G. Irvine, Mr. George W.
Dawson and Miss Mary EUen Boggs.
Illinois papers please copy.
Compliments received. Mr. Daw
son's friends hereabouts wSI be pleased
to learn of his well doing. The happy
pair made one, immediately repaired
to tlie home prepared by the bride
groom at Castle Rock, W. T.. to re
ceive bis blushing bride. May peace
and plenty crown their board.
A. WMKKLKK. C. 1. HOUCR.
Healers In Merchandise and Produce. A
good assort merit of all kinds of Goods al
ways in store at lowest market rates.
Agents for sale of Wasnns, Grain Drills,
Cider Mills, churn, few Ac.
CASH rH hr WHEAT, OATS. VOKK,
IU. nm. WMW and W LTHY.
, II. RAYMOND.
A. F. WIIEKLKIU
RAlMO & WHEELER,
M ISC ELL AX Kill's BOOKS, SCHOOL
Books, Blank Hooks Stationery.
Choice Havana figur A Tobacco.
The largest stock of line Candied aud
Confectionaries ever brought to Albany.
Western Union Telegraph Co.v.oflicc.
Goods fnonr line imported to order, at
shortest possible, notice.
li$T Tim only place in town when' a
real good ( 'ijjar can lie obtained.
6 V CAM. ASD liBB.(9
6. W. UAMHLK, M- !..
Pbywlrlnn, Niirgeou & Accoucheur,
FF1CE First street, two doors east ot
u, Mcaieys Furniture !snop. luv,
ST. CHARLES HOTEL.
X, s. IH BOM, Proprietor.
BY 8TBICT ATTENTION TO THE COM
fort ami wellbeing of all guests of the
house, the proprietor hopes to deserve and
receive tlie generous patroiingc of n dis
criminating public. lHv.l
WILL SELL HIS
Liiivrc A Extensive Sioc!i of
tibo., cfco., cfco.,
LOW RATES FOR GASH.
He begs to call attention to his large
MEXS' & BOY S' CLOTI11M.
which he Is determined to sell lower i han
ever. Please rail and examine before pur
fcaSr Remember the address
tdf II issues! price H Id for Country
J. F. McCOY,
TAKES PLEASURE IX IXTORMINU
his numerous friends and acquaint
ances that lie lias on hand u Inrge supply
Muddles At Hurtic,
which he will sell it prices to suit the
At Butler old. stand, 1'lntM.,
FLAX SEED I
Cioo4 Clean Seed tarnished
Farmer for Sowing.
Highent C1ah Pi-ifo
Paid on all con t ract s. nunte- prior t .rami
ary 1st, 1878. Farmers havo-clmlcc of sceir
according to date ol contract. Printed in
st ructions regarding the preparation ot
soil, amount to the acre, average yield.
Ac.., fto., furnlRhfid to all applicants.
WE8TLAKE ft SIMPSON.
Albany, Dec. S, 7i-Um8 Solo Agents
Foiindryiuen, BlachMUMfes and Cnr
SELECTED OLD COMPANY'S LEHRilt
Coal ; Jackson Creek, Cask and Bulk
Cmnlierland Coal ; Hard and Soft Pig Iron.
Being a specialty, the above arc selected
with great care for Interior eonsnmers.
J. K. DOYLE,
418 and 411 Pacific street, and 420 East street
wharf, between Jackson, ivnd Paciae. San