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Two freight trains collided on the
Eastern Railroad, at Kennebec, on the
19th, killing three persons and Wound
ing several others.
It is stated authoritatively that the
transfer of the Atlantic A Pacific Tel
egraph Co. to the Western Union
was completed yesterday, the 19th.
By the terms of the lease the Western
Union, which owns three-quarters of
the stock, is to pay four per cent, per
annum on the whole capital of two
The Samana Bay company's enter
prise is a failure. The President's
father-in-law, Col Dent, was buried
in St. Louis on the 20th.
The first section of the Oriental ex
pedition of Topographical corps sailed
from New York on the 20th for Egypt,
with Professor JamesStrong in charge.
He will be joined by Geoige May
Powell and assistants at the mouth of
the Nile in March, and proceed
through Sinai, Mosb, Bashal, Central
and Western Palestine, Asia Minor,
Woodward, county Auditor
under the ring, has surrendered him
self, and offers to give full information
if immunity from punishment U as
A committee of the Church of the
Pilgrims and Clinton Avenue Church,
Brooklyn, liave addressed a long letter
to Henry Ward Beecher and the mem
bers of Plymouth Church, declaring
that denominational alliance with that
church will be suspended should they
affirm the previous proclamation ot
the right of PlymouthChurch to judge
in every case what fellowship, advice
or assistance may, according to the
laws of Christ, properly be offered or
received from other churches.
Sheriff Brennen, and bis Deputy,
of New York City, have been cited by
Judge Danuels to appear and show
cause why they should not be punished
for contempt of. Court, in allowing
Harry Genet to escape "
The trial of ex-Mayor Hall Is pro
gressing In New York.
Attorney General Williams has
furnished a written opinion to the
Secretary of State declaring that the
Vtrginlus, at the time of her capture,
had no right to carry the United States
flag, and that her registration by
Patterson was a fraud. An official
investigation of the Virginlus case
will be commenced at once in New
Ti-e Time recommends the Presi
dent to withdraw the name of Wil
liams, on the ground that "Lawyers
regret the nomination."
The amendments reported by the
Senate Committee on Civil Service to
tin House Salary Bill, are in the form
of a substitute for the bill. It repeats
the law ot March 3, 1873, so far as re
lates to members, officers or employes
of Congress, fixes their salaries aud
compensation at exactly what it was
at the time of the passage of that act,
and fixes the salaries of Cabinet offi
cers at 8,000, and requires the Secre
tary ot the Treasury to convey Into the
Treasury all sums withdrawn or re
turned which are due or have been re
ceived tinder the act of March, 1873.
The impression is gaining ground
that the Virginlus had uO right to fly
the American flag.
. The Postmaster-General has an
nounced that he will arrange a system
by which European malls shall be dis
patched trom New York four times a
week, on steamers sailing on any giv
en Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or
Saturday, which, according to past
record beat tulfllls the conditions of
speed, security and certainty.
Strong opposition in the East to the
confirmation ot Williams as Chief
Justice. The adjournment of Congress
without deciding the matter, is takes
Trouble is anticipated in settling the
mayoralty question in Metamoras.
Berthold, of hbe French Legation,
has been appointed Minister to Wash
ington. MacMahou has had his pay Increas
ed. The King of Dahomey has joined
Fever continues among the British.
One half the supply of food in Ben
gal is exhausted, and famine is hardly
to be avoided.
The Dutch troops in Acheen are in
possession of all the country on the
left bank of the Acheen river.
Congress has adjourned until after
Newton Booth was elected United
States Senator for the long term, on
Saturday, the 2d, by the Legislature of
Great rejoicing in many parts of
California over the result of the elec
tion, aud tiie jieojile claim a victory
Frank Callow was ran over and kill
ed at Townsend street depot, San
Francisco, on the 20th. He leaves a
A Key West dispatch of the 22d.
statss that the Colorado and I'm Italian,
the latter with the monitor Manhattan
in tow, arrived there on the 21st. The
Colorado reports passing, early the day
before, the Ompee with the Virginiu
in tow, the latter having steam on.
ThcPolish exiles propose to erect a
statue to Kosciusko in Central Park,
The Senate lias confirmed Walter
VanDyke as District Attorney for
California; Edward Marcellus, for
California; William F. Wheeler,
Marsha) for Montana; Sylvester C.
Sllsby, Postmaster at Idaho City.
Idaho; William H. Gilliam, Post
master at Seattle, Washington Terri
tory. John Bedford was drowned on San
Francisco bar on the 19th.
The Schooner Mary Unit is beached,
bottom up, at the mouth of Smith riv
er, twelve miles north of Cresoeut
A man named Jamison, from Taco
ma, was killed by Hie upsetting of the
stage near Tenjno on the 20th.
Mr. Kelly lias introduced a bill giv
ing Oregon two years more time to
select swamp lands.
From Havana, Cuba, December,
18th, we have this : It is reported that
a steamer named Santiago de Cuba
lias succeeded in landing a filibuster
ing expedition on the southern coast of
(he Island, between Guantanamo
and Santiago. Advices fiom the in
surgent sources state that a column of
500 Spaniards set out on Monday last
to surprise the depot of arms and am
munition near Guaimaro, but fell into
an ambuscade prepared for them by
Gen. Gomez with 600 cavalry. Only
100 ot the Spaniards escaped. The
commander aud 900 soldiers were
killed and the remainder were taken
prisoners. The Cubans subsequently
released General Marietta aud the
other officers, and after attending to
the wounded sent them under escort to
the vicinity of the Spanish lines. A
Spanish column under Col. Arminau
lias started in pursuit of the insurgent
Orders have been given from Wash
ington to close all extra work at the
Charlestown navy yard. Several em
ployes have been discharged.
Henry W. Genet has been convic
ted of fraud In connection with the
building of the Harlem Court House.
Another Tammany thief in trouble.
A Westport, Connecticut, man has
got a jury in a tight place. He weigh
ed 290 pounds, and tumbled head fore
most into a well, and they cant tell
whether he died from drowning or
from butting his bead against the bot
tom. The End of the Woftt-0 ete
ALBANY OREGON, DECEMBER
FINANCE m COMMERCE.
Gold In New York. 110 H.
LprijI tenders, mmOHe!
Wheat In Liverpool Average, 18 4d
W 13s lid ; Club, litoedCrtMa
The southerly winds have about ac
complished the work of opening up
the Columbia river to our commerce,
and transactions in grain will now
commence in earnest.
The ship Navigator, from Rio Janeiro
in ballast, after a delay of twenty-five
days in the river, has finally reached
Portland, as has also one or two other
vessels, and the warehouses being full
to repletion, it is expected that these
vessels will have dispatch. There are
some ten or twelve vesseb still below
in the river, all coming to load grain,
and still others to arrive
There has been exported so far this
year, about 700,000 centals of Oregon
Wheat, including that lightered to San
Fritncisco,mostly to Great Britain, and
the vessels here and on the way will
carry about the same quantity, leaving
a large surplus yet unprovided for.
But there is a large fleet of vessels on
the way to San Francisco, In ballast,
lroni various foreign ports, and the
high rates of freight offering here will
no doubt be sufficient Inducement to
bring many of them to onr river.
There is very little change to note in
prices ruling, save an advance in Oats,
and a few domestic articles like choice
butter, eggs, &c, in consequence of
approach of the holidays. There will
undoubtedly be a still greater advance
in the price ot Oats, as the supplies iu
California are being worked off. We
may look for an advance of about
twenty per cent, during February and
March, and perhaps a still farther ad
vance in April. From the present
outlook, however, it will be unsafe to
hold longer than until some time in
March, as the abundant rains and snow
fall In California assure good crops for
another year, and farmers will feed up
everything on hand before buying, and
teamsters, and those keeping feed
stores, will likely buy in small lots,
anticipating low prices after harvest in
their own State.
There is likely to be a call for bread
stuffs in the East Indies, as the report
of a threatened famine in that region
comes to us by telegraph.
Upon the whole, we think there is
every reason to calculate upon a good
price for our remaining surplus, and
nearly as much for the next years'
crop. We advise the sowing of an in
creased acreage the coming year.
Following is the receipts of Oregon
produce in San Francisco, by coastwise
trade, from January 1st, 3873, to De
cember 1st eleven months: Flour,
qrsks, 386,053; oats, centals, 112.946;
Wheat, centals, 276.546 ; salmon, bar
rels, 3,951, halt barrels, 3,459, packa
ges, 10,561 ; apples, ripe, lwxes, 13.
214; dried, packages, 1,835; butter,
packages, 1,566 ; beef, barrels, 100 ;
bacon, packages, 499 ; lard, packages,
3 ; bams, packages, 16.
The exports of Wheat from Portland
to the United Kingdom since the com
mencement of the present harvest sea
son, August 1, 1873, were as follows :
vessel. centals value
Br sb Lieut. Hanry, Cork 19,346 934,040
Br sh Otaga, Liverpool. 29,97 $56,300
Br ah Privateer, Cork 48,011 53,400
Br bk Windermere, Cork 44,7111 45.000
Br bk Borneo, Liverpool 19,904 39.800
Or bk Theresa Behn,Queentn.U,857 47,715
BrahQty of Paris, Liverpool .49JW0
Br ah Fhwhero, Liverpool 11,748
Lord of the Isle, Liverpool. . .40,97
wektia, u. a, u,
Nr bk vasts, U. K 14,117 44.400
Brahruahlm.U.K 41447 4S.454
u , ...lllliFW IW.VW
Br sh Santa Rosa, I7. K 3f 98,738
Nr bk Gumrner, U. K. 17,749 35,909
Br bk Xafcdale, Liverpool 4314 44,000
Br hh Alloa, r. K.... 4M89 44,600
Daring the months of October and
November 18,019 barrels of flour were
shipped fans the same pet to Ltrer-
Ban f r-MnrlM-o Markets.
Wheat - Finn at 94 4VS4 32 M 100 IDs.
Pluck Extra tn demand for export at
9 IBM f DM,
OATS -II 00(31 HO f 100 11.9.
0NIo8-l 75?il 83 V 109 Us.
WHEAT-isi4 05 V cental of 100 n.
OATS-48C W bushel.
Flour--Firm ; choice brands 95 50((t 50
Baulky -4. 401 41 percental.
Onions-1 &2c ft.
. Butter Extra dairy 30G85c V ft ; com.
Booa Weak at 30c V dozen.
Poultry Grown chickens, 9a V dozen
HiDKs-chotce dry, 14c V n ; salteu, 7c.
Wheat White, V boshel, 91
Oats-V bushel, 37 cts.
Pi tatoks- V bushel, 50 o.
OKio.- bushel, llfil 30.
Plovr -Vblrt, 0 00.
BKAKg White. V II., 34 o.
Dried FRTIT-Anplcs, V to, 5 cents
Peaches, 16 He; Plums, lc; Currants, 10c
uuttkk resn roil, us f v.
E(Ki8- dozen, 30c.
Chickens- f dozen, 93.
Suo rb Crushed, Uc; Island, 1014c
San Francisco refined, 18 Xc V
Tea Y oihi(j: Hyson, 91 25; Japan, 75c
CoKKW. -2So ) ft.
Syrup- Heavy Golden, V kegr, 93 on ; Ri
heavy Golden, 41 00 V Ral.
Bacon Hams 18c, Sides 8c. Shoulders 8c
Lard -In tins, 11c V Hi : in kcirs, 9c.
Oils Devoe's Kerosene, 75c f ga)., V
can, 5 gals., 98 50 : Linseed Oil, raw, V
TO1.91 85, no lea. 91 37 s.
Hides Undressed deer skins, 20c V ".,
aressea. 91 85 : arv cow bides, flint ho.
1, 1012Jc f Hi ; green salted, No. 1, 5
The Boy Whose Mother cits Ills
Hair. Yon can always tell a boy
whose motlier cuts his hair. Not be
cause the edges of it look as if it bad
been chewecf off by an absent-minded
horse, but yon tell it ov the way lie
stops on the street, and wriggles hi
shoulders. When a fond motlier has
to cut her boy's hair, she is careful to
guard against any annoyance and
muss by laying a sheet on the carpet.
It has never yet occurred to her to sit
him over a bare floor, and put the
sheet around his neck. Then 'she
draws the front hair over his eyes and
leaves it there while she cuts that
which is at the back. The hair which
lies over hi eyes appears to be sur
charged with electric needles and
that which is silently dropping down
under his shirt band appears to be on
Are. She has unconsciously continued
to push his head forward until his nose
presses his breast, and is too busily
engaged to notice the snuffling sound
that is becoming alarmingly frequent.
in the meantime he is seized witn an
irreslstable desire to blow his nose,
but recollects that his handkerchief is
In the Other room. Then a fly lights
on his nose, and does it so unex
pectedly' that he involuntarily dodges;
and catches the points of the shears in
ins left ear. At this he commences to
cry and wish he was a man. But his
mother doesn't notice him. She
merely hits him on the other ear, to
Inspire him wljh confidence, and goes
on with the work, when she is
through she holds his jacket collar
back from his neck, and with her
month blows the short bits of hair from
the cop of Ids head down bis back. He
calls her attention to this fact, but she
looks for a new place on his head and
hits him there, and asks him why lie
didn't use his handkerchief. Then lie
takes his awfully disfigured head to
the mirror and looks at it, and. young
as he is, shudders as he thinks ot what
the boys on the street will say. Dan
Would Sell. An exchange tells
the following story :
"Buy any butter here?" said a
countryman, who walked into a dry
goods store in a certain city, and
looked much like a diameter who
knew a great deal more of himself than
be eared to tell.
"No, nr," replied the merchant,
"we don't wish to buy any."
"Want to buy any eggs?"
"No, sir; we keep a dry goods store
"So! Wa'al, then, may be you'd
like to buy some chickens fat as pigs,
and a mighty sight nicer tew."
JNo, sir; l tell yon we don't deal
in anything but dry goods."
"Couldn't I sell you a nine,
shoulder of pork?''
"I toil you. sir, we deal in dry goods
"Wa'al, then, what will you give
tor dried peaches?"
As an evidence of the lightning-like
rapidity with which things are moral
along In these uaj-s of telegraphs, it is
said that a minister ot the DteetpaM'
Church recently Immersed ooe hnndred
and forty-three persons In ooe hear la
Sffffi?rimror at U rate
General Grant. Ex-Senator
Foote writes this to the Washington
General Grant was called upon six
years ago, in a manner and under cir
cumstances difficult to be resisted by
any ordinary man, to cause General
Lee and Joe Johnson to be arrested
and tried Tor treason, despite the solemn
xn-ol which had been accorded to them,
and in shameful disregard of the fidel
ity with which its conditions had been
compiled with. There were not a few
then in whose bosoms revenge was
rankling and some even in high places
were lieard to cry aloud that the "time
had come to make treason odious."
What was tlie conduct of this jrreat
captain when called upen to do a deed
of shame? He indignantly refused to
be used as an Instrument for the per
petration of such injustice and tyran
ny ; and, with something of the stern
and lofty virtue of an Aristides or a
Cato, nobly risked bis own official
position upon the result ; thereby, in
my judgment, acquiring more of true
glory tlian he ever had previously done
ill all the successful battles which he
fought in defence of the Constitution
and the Union. Who has dared openly
to ooneure General Oranfc for acting
this noble part?
A Tucson special to the San Diego
Union says :
"Lincoln, December 10. David
Warner, Mr. Herreld, J. L. Glynn
and Juan Martin, have been killed
under the following circumstances:
Juan Martin, constable, and a posse
tried to arrest two others, Warner
killed the constable and the posse
killed Warner. The bodies of the
other two were found completely
raddled with bullets some distance out
of town. Afterwards the bodies of
two Mexicans were found in a stream
near Lincoln. Friends of Herreld are
susiected as the murderer. The
Sheriff and a posse of 26 men under
took the arrest of Herrcld's men, who .
were drawn up in line with Henrv
rifles and revolvers, and promptly in
vited the Sheriff's party to come on.
i tie latter urn not accent and no arrests
People who are foolish enough to
risk their money in betting on horses
should be fought caution by a witness
at a recent trial of a horse case in
Springfield, Mass. The witness was a
well-known horse trainer, and edified
the Court with a description of how
the best of horses are made to come In
last, aud quoted a number of instances
in which this method of cheating has
Wilkie Collins has canceled all
his lecture engagements In this
country, because, first, he cannot do
himself or his audiences justice, and
finally because the lecture business is
greatly overdone. Mr. Collins should
have learned these someyvhat Impor
tant facts before he came here ; but
better late than never.
It is reported that Harry Genet, one
of the New York ring thieves, and
who escaped from durance vile a few
days since, had got away in a yacht.
provisioned and equipped lor a long
voyage destination, Rio Janeiro.
Ex-Senator Taylor, of Jersey City,
was with him.
A Pekin. Illinois, Coroner's Jury
rendered a verdict that a man, yvbo-e
body was found In that river, came to
his death hy a blow on the head.
'which was given either before or
A movement Is on foot in London
to erect a monument to Oliver Gold
smith, the centenary of whose death
occurs next year. At present he is
only honored by a simple slab bearii .g
his profile in Westminster Abbey.
The worklngmen of London have a
Shakespeare Club, where they meet,
with their wives and slaters, to read
and discuss Shakespeare. The men
say that the women understand Shake
speare better, and know more of him,
than they do.
Herr Woerlau, a bookseller ot Nur
emberg, at a recent public meeting,
spoke ot the Emperor of Germany ami
his Chancellor as "Herr Wilhelm
Hohenzollern, and bis dragoon, Bis
marck." He is bow serving ouf a
term of three months In prison.
The Peoria BerUm says: "A Peoria
letter-curler, alter walking nine miles
aflddelvering the same letter to 137
awn, none of whom would receive It.
sat down on a fireplug and wept be
eause Pecahontas was snch a fool as to
eaten the old nana war-dub,"