The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, July 04, 1873, Image 1

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Egypt is blessed with a Viceroy
ot great energy and enterprise. He
has not only linked the lied Sea to
the Mediterranean by the Suez
Canal; lined the shores of the Nile
with flourishing sugar plantations
and refineries; transformed the Delta
provinces from desert barrenness to
gardens of productiveness; changed
Alexandria and Egypt from tilth
and squalor to first class cities of
neatness and splendor; constructed
in the Delta provinces over 800
miles of railway, but now he has
determined to unite the central
African territory of Soudan to his
capital by means of a railroad. Mr.
John Fowler, an English engineer,
was employed by the Viceroy to
make the survey, which he has
completed. He recommends a rail
way from Wady Haefa to Shendy;
ship incline at the first cataract;
a bridge across the Nile at Kohe;
the avoidance of all construction
involving tunnels and ferries. He
estimates the cost of the enterprise
at $20,000,000 and plans its com
pletion within three years. The
benefits that will accrue to Egypt
by its completion, are very great
It will reduce a journey which now
takes sixty days to one of fifteen;
it will largely increase the national
wealth of Egypt by increasing the
facilities of rapid communication,
and opening its undeveloped resour
The Congregational Association
closed its sessiou at the Dalles on
Sunday evening ot last week.
There were ten ministers present
and sixteen delegates, representing
13 Churches, with a membership
of 539. The Association was the
most interesting and hopeful the
denomination has ever enjoyed.
Rev. W. R. Butcher, ot this city,
preached the communion sermon,
on the Sunday evening which closed
the session. The effort was highly
poken of.
A very distressing and fatal ac
cident occurred at Cerbatat, Arizo
ua, on the 17th ult A lamp in the
hands of Mrs. Boner set the house
on tire. In attempting to put it
out, she set her dress on fire, and
rushed out of the house into the
open air completely wrapped in
flames. Her shrieks were awful
Before anything could be done, she
was burned from head to foot, and
was beyond help. The baby in
her arms was badly burned, as was
an older child. Site lingered a
tew hours and died. She left
even children.
The New York Sun announces
that after tin 1st of July it will
not be sent in exchange, and will
not receive exchanges. It intends
to eubecribe and pay for such journ
als as it wishes to receive. That
would indicate that the Sun no
longer intends to shine for all.
The Governor of the State ot
New York receives the ftt salary
of $20,000 per annum, and the
Mayor of New York City is allowed
the comfortable compensation of
412,000 per twelve month
A Southern paper thinks that
Jeff Davis should receive a full
amnesty for his offences as a reward
for his services in subduing the
Modocs. It mistakes General Jeff
C. Davis for the ex-confederate
General Davis. While the former
has always been a loyal and faith
ful servant of the Government, need
ing no amnesty, the latter has ex
pressed no regrets, or expressed any
sorrow, or done anything to in the
least atone for the great crime he
committed; but since the former has
been doing his best to subdue the
treacherous Modocs, the latter has
been venting his nursed spleen in
writing a justification of the late
effort to overthrow this goodly gov
ernment (Mate Deatid AMoelathm.
The Oregon State Dental Society
met at Salem on Wednesday of
last week, Dr. L, S. Skiff, Presi-
dent pro tem. Present, Drs. Card-
well, Hatch, Glenn, and Welch, of
Portland; Dr. Gray, of Albany;
Drs. Nicklin and Skiff, of Salem ;
Dr. E. Biddle, of Corvallis. Dr.
Fiske, of Salem, read a paper on
"The effect of disease in the body
upon the health and development
of the teeth." Dr. Gray, of Albany,
presented a paper on "Dental The
rapeutics." In the afternoon the
President, Dr. Hatch, occupied the
chair. Dr. Cardwell, of Portland,
read a thesis on "The Degeneracy
of the Teeth." Dr. Glenn, of Port
land, read a thesis on "Dental Ir
regularities and their correction."
Dr. Thompson, of Portland, read
a paper on "Dentistry its history,
present status, claims and relations."
Dr. Welch, of Portland, read a
paper on "The cause and Treatment
ot loose teeth." The Society then
proceeded to discuss in a general
way various topics appertaining to
the profession. They closed a suc
cessful meeting to meet in Portland
on the last Wednesday in March,
Ko-plup Down Price.
A California exchange says the
indications are very strong that
certain speculators there are resort
ing to every artifice to bear the
wheat market They are represent-
ing that the wheat product of Cal
ifornia is much larger than anticipa
ted; that tonnage has increased, and
that the prospects for a good crop
in Europe are very fine. In this
way they are endeavoring to keep
the price ot wheat down, until har
vest time, knowing the pressing
circumstances of many farmers will
compel them to dispose of their
wheat so soon as harvested; and
thus these speculators hope to make
a good thing out of the farmers'
necessity. Farmers' clubs, Unions,
Granges, etc , are organized for
the purpose of thwarting all such
schemes, and in Oregon we think
they will do it.
An eccentric old fellow who lives
alongside of a graveyard was asked
it it was not an unpleasant location.
"No," said he, MI never jined
places in all my life with ft set of
neighbors that minded their bull,
pess as stiddy as they da"
Bad Shot bt a Marksman
The Indianapolis Journal sa
"The admirers of the foolish t
hazardous have long applaiu
the reckless daring of Capt '1
Phelan and Captain Tom M
Phy. who have been playing .
'Tell' giwaeso successfully, wliile
others have looked upon the exhib
ition with forebodings am? fear re
alizing the hazard, The following
explains how Captain Murphey has
los a couple of digits in the sport
Captains Murphey and Phelan, the
gentlemen over whose wonderful
feats of shooting 60 much has been
said during the part few months ar
rived in this city a few' days since,
and entered into an engagement
wite the lessee of the Metropolitan
Theater. They were to appear in
a few nights and display such profi
ciency in the use of firearms by
shooting wine-glasses apples and
other small articles from each other's
heads, shoot coins held between the
teeth and fingers at ft considerable
distance with rifles, and perform
many other wonderful feats. In
practicing on the commons, west of
the city, yesterday, Captain Phelan
accidentally shot off the end of the
thumb and forefinger of his friend,
who was holding a silver half dol
lar to be shot at The result was
not highly satisfactory, and Phelan
mourns the loss of his reputation as
a shootist fully as much as Murphy
does the loss of his finger and
There is but one man in the Uni
ted States who could write the sub
joined. That is Parson Brownlow.
and he is addressing Editor Hill,
ot North Carolina:
You rejoice over my paralysis as
a punishment ot God, because as
you say, I cast my lot with the
abolitionists." I recognize the
hand ot God in my case, but I re
gard Him as interfering in my be
half. Probably not one man in a
thousand would survive the expos
ure and hardships to which I was
subjected while driven by rebel cav
alry into the mountains, and in
carcerated in a rebel prison at mid
night. While 1 am no improving
in health, with a clear conscience,
nearly all the men who were instru
mental in my imprisonment, and
who insulted me while in prison are
dead. Most ot them died with de
lirium tremens, or somo other unnat
ural way. 1 would not parade
their names before the world, as
you would; for when God lays His
hand on a man I take mine off, and
1 mention the fact in defending my
self from your attack.
. . i
Conductor Bradley of this city,
wtio was killed with others by
railroad accident on a "caboose" car
at the time the train reached the
broken rail. The instant he felt
the shock he knew the car was off
the track and sprang for a brake.
It was his last act. In the next in
stant he was killed by the crash, and
his skull was broken- VY hen pick
ed up a part of the brain was visible
oozing out but the true and faithful
conductor was able to speak. And
these were the words he uttered
the last he ever spoke:
"lut out the ngnaie for the
other train.1
The lightning-like suddenness of
the crash, though it deprived him of
consciousness ot everything happen
ing subsequent to the instant when
he jumped to seize the brake, dir1
not blot out his vivid memory of
the sensation he had ftt that mo
ment of fate. Tero was the sense
of impending danger and the neces
sity of immediate rction to avert it.
7 hat consciousness remained during
the ensuing few minutes in which
the crash had come, and the faith
ful conductor bad met his fate.
Hartford Conn.) timet.
fe; l- kt . 'iv.
A case of Asiatic choler 'juttSu
in Washington on the 21st.
Senator Howe's friends, ot Wis.,
are urging his nomination to the
chief Justiceship.
The President is reported to have
said that he will not select the
Chief Justice from among the pres
ent Judges of the Supreme Court.
In Yankton County, N. C, on
Saturday before last, John Hal-
comb shot his wife dead, and then
killed himself, all for jealousy.
Extensive fires occurred in Roch
ester, N. Y., Detroit, Mich., South
Bethlehem, Pa., Cincinnati, Morris,
N. Y., on the 22d, aggregating a
loss of $323,000.
Lewis D. Tappan, an old anti
slavery worker of New York, died
there on the 21st, aged 85.
The Alumni of West Point have
agreed to erect a monument on the
Point to the memory ot Gen.
Thayer. Several officers subscrib
ed $500 each
The President distributed di
plomas to the graduates of West
Pomt on the 13th, and Gen. Sher
man addressed them in a speach
full of good advice.
At Wheeling, W. Va., the other
day, masked men broke into the
house of John Jennings, alleged
leader of a band of robbers in YVet
zel county. They killed him and
fatally wounded his wife, who at
tempted to defend him.
At Nashville, Tenn., there were
fifty deaths on the 17th, thirty-five
being from cholera. At Memphis
there were fifteen interments on the
same day from cholera.
The case of Susan B. Anthony,
indicted for voting in violation of
law, last November, was tried m
the Circuit Court of the United
States which met at Canandaigua,
N. Y., on the 17th, and under
instructions ot the court, the jury
rendered a verdict of guilty. The
court refused to poll the jury.
The graves of Confederate sol
diers in Loudin Park, Baltimore,
were profusely decorated with now
ers on the utn. Addresses were
made by James Franklin and ex
Senator Wigfall.
Joe Burton, a negro, convicted
of rape on a white girl aged 14,
was hanged at Georgetown, Del.,
on the 20th. He declared himself
not guilty.
Extensive forest fires were repor
ted in various parts of Northern
Michigan on the 22d, and a repe
tition of the disaster of October,
1871, was feared. E:-tensive tires
were also reported as raging in
parti of New York and Penns; !-
Family difficulties caused the
wife of Is ac Frcase, of Wheeling,
W. V., to first strike him with a
poker, then a fire shovel, both of
which he took away. She then
drew a revolver r.nd fired four shots,
one of the balls inficting a danger
ous wound in ih breast of Mr.
Freese. The prison will now take
a Freese.
The Secretary of the Interior has
decided that the erection ot a house
by two, three or four pre-emption
or homestead claimants, in such a
manner as to occupy ft portion of
each of their quarter sections under
one roof, complies with the law re
quiring ft house to be built on every
quarter section in order to secure ft
title to it
n 'Frisco
n who killed
.iers not hav.
Governor Gro-
.ions for a search-
..rfttion to be made, in
v bring the offenders to jo.
The recent persistent raids on the
Chinese houses of prostitution, has
resulted in the closing of nearly til
of them.
The Masons in Salt Lake, Utah,
observed St John's day by ft large
and imposing procession, and ora
tion by Judge Linfbrd. It wat
their first public demonstration.
Utah is to have seven more news
papers started within the next mx
The Port Townsend Argue it
thought to be published nearer the
North Pole than any other paper
in this country.
The rush of men from the Dalles
to the Ochoco. mines has left the
town without the requisite supply
of mechanics and laborers to cany
on the improvements under way.
Michigan City, in Marquette
county, is reported to have bees
destroyed by fire, caught by burn-
ing woods, on the 19th. It con
tained 800 inhabitants.
In the Hawkins-i'iftywnc libel
suit, at New Orleans, the jury re
turned a verdict of $15,000 for
Hawkins. Afterward two of the
jury wentto the office of the Pic.
ayune and acknowledged that they
had been bribed one receiving
$125, the other $50r. A new trial
will be applied for.
The Port Townsend Argue has
the following bear story : "A young
man, George Pitman, in the employ
of Mr. James Nichols, on his farm
at Scow Bay, observed three large
bears in a clover field near the
house. He had a double barreled
shot gun loaded with shot, and on
the top of the charges he hastily
dropped extra bullets and started
tor the field. Ills first shot killed
one of the bears. The other two
scrambled iuto some brush, and
after waiting half an hour one of
them returned, and Pitman shot
him also. One of the bears, after
his hide was removed, weighed 200
pounds. This is doing pretty well
tor a young man recently come to
the country, and k;ing all alone
in the woorts.'
A brilliant Californian at Stock
ton, tin other day, wrote a message
on a postal card, enclosed it in an
envelope, clapped on a three cent
stamp and dropped it in the Post
office, remarking that it was a very
tr-ndy arrongeme: t and should have
been introduced yers ago.
The twenty-fifth annual meeting
ot theYilbmetto Baptist Associa
tion, met in Salem on the 18th,
iust. Rev. G. C. Chandler, was
elected Moderator, W. C. Johnson,
Clerk, and Hon. Heury Warren,
Treasurer. letters from churchy
were read giving their statfcjtict
and one church received irjto the
Association. The uex. annual
meeting of the association will be
at Forest Grove. old boots, gaiter raid ft
hoop-skirt in front ot a house indi
cates that the family baa moved.
A clergyman at Ames, Iowa,
shook down the chandelier while
pounding his desk, and four persona
were badly hurt.
A loafer tumbled Into the dry.
dock, the other day, and got
terrible sousing, lie eaya bt
couldn't see what made the people
lie so. "Dry .dock be ! I'm
wetter than a week's East
quested out, cuss it'"