The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, April 18, 1874, Page 3, Image 3

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    Empire City revels in the owner
ship of a new wliarf.
Machinery for a new saw mill
has arrived at Empire City. , ,
Curry County promises to be a
great wool growing section.
Work on the M. E. Church at
Raker City has been commenced.
The delinquent tax-list of Jackson
County amounts to $12,000.
The steamer Satellite, at Coos
Bay, has been overhauled and re
pa red.
Two ricks of hay were destroyed
by tire near Paker City on the 7th
Empire City, Coos Bay, wants
telegraphic ommunication with the
outer world.
:''A Coos l!ay man got his foot
mashed by a timber falling on his
heel. " "
Temperance meetings are being
held in Olympia, but no outbreak
has been made. , ,.,,..,.,
Seattle folks enjoy themselves in
free fights. Pleasant, though dan
gerous practice.
The 'facoma Tribune dedicated
three-fourtlis ot a column to the
masquerade ball.
A fisherman at Washoe Ferry,
Idaho, caught five Hundred salmon
trout at one haul.
At Karris Gulch, eighteen miles
from, Jacksonville, three Chinamen
were killed by a caving bank on
the 7th inst.
The notable actress, Fanny Mor
gau Phelps, and her sister, are ex
pected to visit the Sound in a short
The usual Saturday mectfng ot
Olympia Grange was largely at
tended on the 4th iust. Twenty,
one' new members were admitted.
A new town called "Sumner" hag
been surveyed on Catching Slough,
Coos County. The population will
chieily consist of 6tumps.
J. E. Officer writes trom Arizona
City, Arizona, that he is coming
back to Oregon. He says that this
State is far ahead ot any place he
has seen.
Prof. Wra. M. Davia and wife
were thrown from their buggy, near
Ashland, a tew days since, by which
Mrs. Davis sustained a bruken limb.
Many of the farmers in Baker
County have commenced inclosing
and breaking new land, and are
preparing to sow a larger amount
of grain than usual. :?
The Baker City Herald? "devil"
got "basted" in the mouth with a
ball bat. The composing room re
minds the editor of au old-fashioned
churchyard it's so quiet.
There is a good deal of sickness
among the children in Silver City,
Idaho, , The doctors are wondering
whether it's scarlet fever or not.
Mr. John Eichar and Capt. War.
ren Gove, both of Steilacoom, left
there last week for Hood's Canal,
where thev will embark in the fish
ing business and the manufacture of
fish Oil. ;'.'4jt'F: it'.t ti
An unfortunate miner named
Isham, working his claim on I trim
Mo no Gulch, Grave Creek diggings,
Jackson county, had his leg broken
in two places by a caving bank, on
the V.hh inst. He may be consid
ered fortunate in one sense to have
escaped alive, judging from the
names.';'''':;;;';', .. " u'Zl
There is an epidemic prevailing
st Salt lake similar to the "brake.
boRe' fever of the South.' " We
have not heard of Ha proving total
in any instance, yet it takes hold ot
its victim with vicjor mti makes
Mrfi'&el '"at tioutrh tie had been
tirovofirom Cbe highest peak of itie
Stock of all kinds about Boze
man, Montana, has come through
the wiuter in fine condition. ,
The schooner Meyer is at the
wharf in Seattle loading with lum
ber from Yesler's miH for San
The steamer BlaJcely towed into
harbor two rafts of logs for Mr.
Colman, at Yesler's mill, Seattle,
containing some 700,000 feet.
The famous Kountz Line steam
er, FoutmeSe, was announced to
leave St. Louis for Fort Benton on
Sunday, the 15th of March.
J. M. Moore ha written to his
home in Pendleton, from the Yak
ima mines, and says he has picked
up several pieces of gold from $2 50
to 35. ' "'
Parties propose, to transport ore
from Helena, Montana, to Chicago
at 830 per ton, and from Butte
City, in the same Territory, for $50
per ton.
Tliere are four District Schools
about to open in Pierce county, W.
T. Teachers have been employed,
and all will commence under favor
able auspices,
A twenty minutes' stroll over
Seattle will show eight dwellings
in various stages ot erection and
completion, besides several recently
built and occupied.
S. ft. DeLong has bet $2,000
that he can ride his horse Jerry
from Tucson, Arizona, to San Fran
cisco in twenty-five days. Thedis
tauce is not so great, but the road
is extremely bad.
A party of Klamath Lake people
came over to Jacksonville a few
days since. A portion of the party
came on foot. The first reports
concerning the loss of stock were
exaggerated.; i ,,
Under date of April 3d the
Pendleton Tribune said the mer
chants were out of sugar, coffee,
tobacco, etc , all that was received
came by stage, and unless the river
made a sudden rise' they would
strike bed-rock. A boat arrived
next day.
Kev. Mr. Bonnell, who was
about to accept a call to Trinity
Chinch, Seattle, has concluded not
to do so. Being the only resident
clergyman in '''acoma, he is unwil
ling to leave that town, even for the
larger field of Seattle.
A Dakota paper says: It is
thought by many that in leaving
Yankton, P. P. Wintermute in
terds to evade the law, and sacri-
ficethe amount of his ponds, al
though ho represented that he was
going on strictly business matters.
Last Monday week, the city elec
tion of Steilacoom was hold, and
the following is the list of suceess
fal candidates for municipal honors':
Myaor, Philip Keach; Councilmou,
A. , Packsher, Jas. Ross, J as.
Hughes, F. C. Miller and E. A.
Light; Recorder, Julius Dickens;
Marshal, A. H. Lowe; Assessor, S.
Roberts; Treasurer, Isaac Pinous;
Clerk, G... W.Gallagher.
TheTacoma Trihme of last Sat.
ill-day, says : Mr. E. W. Bingham
was in town to-day, settling the
remnant of contractor Montgom
ery debts, t Every claim that was
known to be due, has been, , paid,
though a few uuknowu ones are yet
probably outstanding, of a trilling
amount, however. Of these c'aims,
during the past two weeks, Mr.
Bingham and Capt. Ainswotth have
paid $47,000.
The Deer Lodge Independent of
March 24th: says: "That there
should .have been call on Montana
for a supply of grain tor the use of
the British Boundary Commission,
engaged, fa .defining and making
with suitable monuments the line
between the British tosse&iohB and
the Tj,$., was entirely unexpected.
Ncrtheless, one quarter million
pounds ot oats have within tho last
The Baker Cilv and El Dorado
wagon road has been thoroughly
Thft rlistrW. (rlinnl limine fit,
Baker City has been complek'l,
and is an ornament to the town.
That the poor Indian is becom
ing civilized there can be no doubt.
One was caught steam j iioss
feed" at SahVlately.
The farmers ot Baker Countv
complain that the ducks and ga'se
are destroying their grain, ai d call
upon the sportsmen tor aidf ; u.,,.
A HnrtllMK Mclamorphost.
One trick which Minhnm per
il n-mmf was a verv superior version
of the mango-tree "feat ot the Indian
jugglers. He took an orange, cut
it open and produce", a wps
This ho took down into the audi.
euco, and borrowing a robe from
one, cut the snake's head on aim
covered it with a robe. VVI en the
robe was lifted again a fox was in
n!( of snake. The fox's head was
cut off, two robes borrowed, and
when t Iipv were raised there was a
wolf, which was killed with a sword.
Three robes, and a leopard appeared;
it was stain with a javeim. rour
robes covered a most savage-looking
bufftlo, that was killed with an
ax. I'ive robes covered m part,
hut. wt altogether, a lordly ele
phant, who, when the sword was
pointed at him, seized mmmm uy
the neck and tossed him Violently
up. He mounted feet foremost,
and finally clung by his toes to the
capital of one of the columns.
Tepaila now leaped trom ino s-uige
and aliirhted upon the felephanl's
shoulders With a short sword he
goaded the beast on the head until,
shrieking, the unwieldy animal
reared upon his hind feet, twined
his trunk about one of the' great
columns, and seemed trying to lift
itself from the around and wrap its
, ttiL .mi.
body around the great pilar, me
Mashed out bartraroisly. Nor-
odnra flashed forth a dating fire
work of some sort, and ti elephant
i,ol i;mrvrcd. and Tepada lav
npon the stage writhing in the folds
of a great boa-constrictor and hold
ing up Minliam upon his feet. . ;
The following is from the Alta
of the 10th instant: ., ,
The accumulation of money in
the city at this tune is something
remarkable, and it continues to
accumulate in a surprising manner.
The banks were never before so full
of money, which in bulk sometimes
swells beyond the measure of the
vaults designed to bold it. This is
a feature that Eastern banks do not
readily grasp, since paper occupies
but a very small space. Real
money, hqwever, asserts, its pres
ence,, and each double eagle tills
out appropriate room, raper at
times, however, has a very impos-,
ing aspect. In the early years., of
the war astonished crowds would
assemble in Wall street around the
immense vans ot Wells, Fargo &
Co., which, drawn by four horses,
were loaded many stories high with
square boxes of small paper money
leaving the Treasury io pay the
army ; but the stamp of a different
.. i- . e - Si .x .1..
figure ou pieces oi paper oi uie
same size makes a arreat difference
in the nominal value of the prom
ises. It San Francisco the coin is
ready to meet any obligation in any
oumtry. (W
It is claimed that by mems of a
recently invented freezing machine.
the temperature of any limited
sriaCe rkn be kent down to almost
any required degree! The inventor
proposes to apply the method to
the construction of cold chambers
on board ships, to be used for stor
intf fresh provisions, or in the case
o - r I
of merchant ships, tor the convey.
ance ot perishable freight, ne does
not. however, think it possible to
7 - - - ? A
freeze a whole cargo of meat fo as
to resist putrefaction m a long voy
age, as from Australia to KnsrhMid.
Among the various uses ot the new
invention will be to cool railway
' . ..7. .. ...f . f.,.;J?,.i. ' i
ttriHa tn iitMMet etial vaam fur
tne conveyance or mem ana omer
proTKiona in India, to ooei the r
to.prcvkie an unlimitrf sopply ot
pure tee ftMnoeetxaniBat cos
rite MnkinK ol Wrlita.
The San Francisco Chronicle has
this account of a lecture delivered
in that city on the evening of March
19th: (i ,,i,,s '
Professor Denton was confronted
on Thursday night by the largest
audience winch his lectures have
yet drawn. The last was, at least
in a pecuniary sense, the best of all.
But the professor, like a genuine
Yankee as lie is. did not shoot the
last shaft from his quiver without
intimating that he has nr reseTVTF
fresh quiver, from which next week
he is gfjiug to shoot an assortment
of brand new shafts. In other
word,-, he is going to deliver an
In which abandoninsr the safe
gronnd of the History of our planet
as can be read in ttie record ot
the rocks, he Dronoses to forecast
the future of our globe and its in-
h:i "Hants, trom the data lurnisited
tt: the nast hitorv of the earth. A
certain clement of fanciful specula-
tion, not strictly seieutitio in itscnar
acter. mav reasonably be expected
to lend its flavor to the new course.
The Professor commenced his
kcture last night by remarking that
the pathway of our planet, through
the immensities ot space, is not
straight and regular, nor its march
uniform. Its history is a history of
vicissitudes, of strange vicissitudes.
The drift beds exhibit bowlders ot
all sizes, from that of a boy'6 uuvble
to rocks of the size of a meeting
house. These beds extend over im
mense surfaces.
Believes the story of a universal
delude. Such an event is a mani
fest impossibility, whatever the the
ologians may attcpt to the contrary.
There never was water enoutrh on
the globe or in its atmosphere to
produce 6uch a flood as mat wiucn
the theologians profess to believe
in ; geology is, on this point, at war
with Genesis ; s"d science and com
mon sense are on the side of geolo-
gy, There nave ceriaimv oeen
...-. . a ' . 1 -j
font no universal deluge, the
no universal oeiuge.
story of Noah ami his ark must be
ranked with the Deucalion. In tho
drift beds are found some curious
and interesting relics of animal life.
Amohsr them is a beaver more than
twbe as large a the existing repre-
sentative ot the species. Also tne
skeletons of elephants, and of the
great cave hyena, a terrible monster
ot which we have no living type
among the fduna of our present
era. In 1S5S a new cave was aw.
covered in Devonshire, England, m
which skeletons ot the , ;
CAVE BEAR : . ;.;i-
Were discovered, also skeletons of
elephants. Savans from London
went down to Dcvonsnire to exam
ine these strange relics. From these
researches it appeared that man m
Great Hritain had a wonderful an-
tionitv. and was the contemporary
of the Blitish elephant, the rhinoc-
eros and the cave pear, ine
I N , of two distinct species ot ele
phant, of the cave bear, and of the
cave lion were discovered in the
Devonshire caves, and also various
tools and implements, indicating
that the contemporaneous man pos
sessed a considerable endowmet of
meohauical skill And contrivance.
It is impossible for the preachers
and theologians to stand up aga'n6t
these a,i j!!...jfi'.v,v;..I ;:n-
l.vell thinks that instead of our
race being originated five thousand
years ago, according to the mosaic
record. Eurone was occupied by
man one hundred thousand years
ago. And he famishes aburxnuH
widenoe to sustain his tfiesk The
ory and nwritakm must go down
hafhra mniiri taAU ma T.nofn wa
find in 'the rock. These facto of
Baton ftmisba fcondaUoa Wdkd
must stand unsbfien bf theological
speculation!) I.iif tlMh't
This world of ours is not a
complete 'edifice: It is hot tinlsHed
yet. The forces that have made it
what it is' are" still at work making
it what it is yet to be. The wind
and rains, the heat and frosts are
doing their work to-day as when
tho morning stars sang together.
The rivers bear down sediment to
the sea; rocks crumble and are
worn away ; the central fires work
ing through earthquakes and vol
canoes are still active. Lands are
upheaved and depressed ; new
islands are formed, new hills are
lilti'ii nltitv tl,i (Limit; and world.
1 rnk'mg is as Jfly going on to"
f nigTifas at any time in the history
of the terrestrial universe. The
remorseless and inexorable forces of
nature are at work night and day
building up a new world out of
materials of which the old world' i
despoiled. ,"
Which covers two-thirds of the
surface of the globe, is a mighty
agent in terrestrial transformations,
tt assails the land and wears it
away with an irresistable energy!
Its vast waves life great bowlders
of a ton's weight as if they were
the marbles which are the play
things of a child. The mighty1
waves lift and move and hurl tlieni
against the shore, which they battef
and tear and destroy. Cross the
ocean ; go to Yorkshire ; study tHe
coast and the wearing encroach
ments of the waves. Ask the men
of Yorkshire why they built theij'
ureal, Abhv so the sea: and!
they will tell you, "When it was
built it was miles inland."
The ocean is still eating into the
land- It is still encroaching. But
while pulling down on one side it
is building up on another.
There are great and populous
cities now where ohce the salt sea
waves rolled. And the blue bil
lows of ocean rise and fall oyer the
!;raves ot many a butied city. The
aw of physical life, whether in
atoms or continents, in motes or
worlds, is a law of eternal change.
What is the Mississippi now doing?
It is carrying down sediment to fill
up the Gulf of Mexico and annex
Cuba. What is the Amazon do
ing? It is carrying down to the sea
the debris of mountains. For two
hundred miles from its mouth It
discolors the ocean. It is laying
down new strata ot rock. It la
doing its share towards makiiii 'a
new world. The Nile is the mother
of Egypt. The rivers and the
oceans have a great mission. Adrift
was a seaport in tho time of Augus.
tus; the waves washed its teeU
To-day, it is twenty miles inlapd,
Yet the destructive forces of nature
have their checks and balances, so
that upon a comprehensive vrely
we find in the whole scheme a
certain beauty and harmony as in a
fine picture or a noble poem. Dis
order is partial and fragmentary.
Order and harmony and beauty'dre
normal in the universei
It is rather singular that dji
amonds, the most valuable of all
mineral products, are bought and
sold by a measure based solely' 'bib
usage. Carat weight is employed
for the purpose, but has never been
legalized in England or this
country, neither is it governed by
any standard. It is, however,
,w,..nrn!l mttfrillpd that 15
ui. iiimh j t if
diamond carats are equal to a troy
ounce. The fourth part ot ine
rliomnnd rarat, is called the carat
grain, and is found to be as nesfrly
as possible equal to me average w
a dry wheat grain taken from tbse
middle of the ear, which, again, is
identical with the Alexandrian gram
of the Ptolemeys, four of whfeh
Were equal to the Alexandrian
carat, : ' "' ' 'y"A1
Kate Field says of Isabella II.,
of Spain, the scion of tin
Bourbon race, that "she k ft great,
ftout, ungainly female, wl seeds
but ft dozen children and a Iraab-
tnbtobeaotmpterfett ptuwmm
of the typical WiAj