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ALBANY, OREGON, OCTOBER 2, 1874.
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T DEPOSITS RECEIVED SCBJECT TO
f eheek ai sijht.
Interest allowed on time deposits In coin.
Excli&nge on Portland. San Francisco,
and New Vork. for sale at lowest ra'es.
Collections ma laand promptly remitted.
Meiers to II. W. Corbet 1. Henry Failing,
W. S. La Id.
Hanking hours from 8 A. M. to 4 P. M.
Albany. Feb. 1, lS71-Sv3
D.X.WSE8. J. LINstV U1L1,.
JOM & II I I.I. ,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS,
JJ. W. BALDWIN,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE Courts
in the 3d. 3d and 4th Judicial Dis
tricts, in the Supreme Court of Oregon,
and in the V. S. District and Circuit Courts.
0"FtCK In Parrish brick, up stairs), in
office occupied by the late N. II. Cranor,
First street, Albany, Oregon. tolovS
I). B. RICE, M. 0.,
Surgeon St. Physician.
OFFICE -Fit st street, between Ferry
and Washington. R Ksi dexce - Third
street, two blocks below or east of Metho
dist Church, Albany, Oregon. vSntO
J. C. POWELL. L. FLINN
powell & rEJEsar,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
4 ND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY L.
A Flinn notary pabtfc), Albany, Oregon,
Collections and conveyances promptly at.
tended to. 1
T. W. IIAKKIS,
Physicians and Surgeons,
OFFICE OVER A. CABOTHERS 4 Co's
Residence of Dr. Harris- Fourth-st.,four
blocks west of the Court House. Resi lence
of Ilr. Itoughton Opposite Dr. Tate, on
Third street. noT5T3
Albany Book. Store.
DEALER IN MLSCELLANEOC SROOKS,
School Books, Blank Books, Stationery
Fancy Articles, &c.
Books imported to order, at shortest pos
sible notice. v5n3
OR. GEO. W. GRAY,
i e T nr i s t
FFICE IN PARRISH BRICK BLOCK,
irnerrirsi and Ferry streets. Resi
i Comer Fit" b an 1 Ferry streets.
tiiti lMBrr f .-ouiS to 12 o'clock a. tn.. and
o'clock . :n Wv4
BFIKOOi'K S UlSTAACED.
lilK KAV TEAM vril.L LIVES.
A Mi 1- FL' TrRISHlNIi I IKE A liKEUi
Jt. . i i '1 '1 tilnl tor isisi fm'Ors.
aadwisliin to merit - .. - contln-nanee Ol
the same, the BA1 team wUi always be
res ty, and eii-il3- fouti !, to do ti si !iaultn:r
within the cit limits, for u reasonaSw;
comneusation. ,..,r I ell very f (jaetft
; specialty. a. N. ARNOLD.
3uv5 Prt.t.i iiti.r
W. t . r EEOALE,
rrOCI 'I'lc.-. iTOV lr
'l'olt-eo, ctHrn. Cattery CrMlt-erj-',
ami A'mi1 A ViUn Ware,
Z .,,! lim. 24r5
WiiBFOO r tl llikET t
CHARLES WILSON HAVING LEASED
the Weblitot J1rl4ft.on Firs: s. reet,
i i joining Jra Iwoin'-. BspeetftiUy asks a
-hare of the public pa tannage. The ntar
kei will lie kept constantly supplied with
all kin Is of fresh iuii s.l ' "al: and see.
SiiS-The highest ca-h rVrice ai 1 for hides
Alliany, August 14-74
lVIetxler Chair !
Can lie had at the following places :
Harrisburg Sam. May
Junction Ciiy Smith & Bra-tte.d
Bi-ownsvliie Klrk Hume
Hulsey J. 34. Morgan
4 J. J. Blown
Alliany oral Colin
A full supply can also bo obtained a1 my
old shop on First street, Al'ianv, Oregon.
JT. St. 91 ETZ LKR.
rilesl Iile T
WHY SAY THIS DAMAGING AND
troublesome complaint cannot lie
cured, when so many evidences of success
might lie placed before you every day-
cures of supnosed honeless cases? Your
physician informs you that the longeryou
allow the complaint to exist, you lessen
your chances for relief. Experience has
aught this in all cases.
A. tar oilier & Co.'a pile Pills and
are all they are recommended to be. Will
cure Chronic, Bdnd and Bleeding Piles In
a very short time and are ctnv ni nt to use.
This preparation Is sent by mail or ex
press to any point within the United States
at $1 50 per package.
Address, A. CAROTITERS & CO.,
27v5 Box 33, Albany, Oregon.
Machine 5? li o p ,
A. P. CHERRY Proprietor,
Manufactures Steam Engines,
Flour and Saw Mill Machin
ery, WOOP WORKING
And all kinas of
IRON AND BWAV CASTINGS.
Part icu lar attention paid to repairing all
U;inds of machinery. Alv3
A. W. GAMBLE, M. .,
Pliysician, Suivgreon, etc.
OFFICE On First street, over Weed's
grocery store. Resiiikxce-Opposite
lata residence of John C. Mendenhall, uear
i the Found v. First street, Albany
October 43, 1878y
W. II. McFAKLAXO,
(LATE M. M. HARVEY CO.,)
Next door to Conner's Bank,
Force anil Lift Pumps,
LEAD AND IRON PIPE,
Hollow VV jre,
HOVSE Fl KMMUMi IIAKUWARf, !
Tin, Copper ami Sheet Iron
LARGEST STOCIA IN THE VALIXV.
Lowest Prices Every Time.
Repairing Properly Done. otr-A
GREAT EXflTEMEJiT !
THE EXCITEMENT at Portland is rag
ing to a very liih degree' on account
Ladies' Crusade !
Also, at Alliany, on account of the new
store which I have opened at the corner of
Washington and First streets, with a nice
Assorted Stock of Goods!
which I propose to sell at
rJedi'oek Pi' ices.
Hi jheat cash price paid for WOOL,
FI RS and HIDES.
Corner of Washington and First
streets, A'bany, Oregon.
A. I A KOI HERS & CO.,
t HEMK AI.S, OILS, PAINTS, BUS
GLASS, LAMPS, ETC.,
All the popular
FINE cutlery, cigars, tobacco,
and Toilet (ioodt.
Particular care and promptness given
Physicians' prescriptions and Family Rec
A. CAROTnERS & CO.
The Farmer' I'nion
Is IX APPLE PIE OBI ER tor the recep
tion of grain, and has
now in process of cons' met Ion, all of whi' h
is at theserviceof 1 he fanning omnmni'y
on the most reasonable terms. For par
I it-itliirs atiply to
50ml A. WHEI1EK A CO..
Shedd, Aug. 21, '74. JWnuMrvrs.
Are You Going
r O PAINT?
THEX USE THE BEST.
AVER ILL CHEMICAL PAINT
MANUFACTTRED BY THE
CAL. CHEMICAL PALM CO.
Purest Wblte, any Shade or Color.
It Is Cheaper, Handsomer, More Durable
and More Elastic than the best of any oili
It will not Fade or Chalk off, and will last
twice as long as the besi Whi.e Lead.
These Paints are prepared for immediate
application, requiring no mixing, and sold
only by the gallon.
For further information apply to A.
CAKOT..KHS A CO., Albany, Oregon,
who are our authorized agents, and have
the paint for sa'e in quantities to suit pur
TAYLOR BEACH, M. C. JEWELL,
President. Sec'y & Chemsst.
Groceries & Provisions,
HAS JUST OPENED HIS NEW OBOCER
establishment on corner of Ellsworth
and First streets, with a fresh stock of
Groceries, Provisions, Candies, Cigars, To
bacco, Ac., to which he invites the atten
tion of our citizens.
In connection with the store he will keep
a Bakery, and will always have on hand a
fuU supply of fresh bread, crackers, Ac.
Call and see me.
FOR SALE !
rJ,HE CELEBRATSD W. A. WOOD'S
REAPERS A MOWERS.
Maine's Header, (Wood's improved.'
oqalllard s Indiana Farm Wagon
The Huaael "d Vibrator Threshers.
(best machines on the coast.
Statesman Foreefeed Brill.
Star Plows, and other machines.
Call, see, and get price and terms before
buying elsewhere, at my Blacksmith Shop.
corner Second ana Ellsworth sts., Albany.
39v5 FRANK WOOD.
Kelkuocs. Iiv. Wilson Blain
will preach at the Iff. E. Church raj
Sunday evening next, at 7 o'clock.
All are invited.
Albany s. s. Union. Following
is the programme of Albany Sunday
School Union, which will he held at
the United Presbyterian ("hi-rch next
Monday evening at t-K o'clock P. M. :
Scripture lesson and prayer.
Reading minutes of last meeting.
Essay, by Miss Mary J. Hannon. Su'v
ject "Regii'ar and nuhctnal attendance of
teachers and scho'ars In the Sabbath
School- how liest secured."'
Lesson - Sacred geography, by Rev. 8.
1 'iscussion in which nM are invited to
par? eirae. Subject '"What are the m-in-cival
dllPctiHles experienced in the prose
en Ion of he SaVia'h School work, and
liow riiiiv'hcv lie obviated." Opened by
1 r. E. R. Qearv.
O. W. GRAY, Pres.
T. P. HAncLFMAX, Sec
Dkeadfcl Accident A Lady
BCRNED TO Death. From Mr. Jus.
K. Weatherford, we learn full particu
lars ot a tlreatlttil accident which oc-
I curreil in Brownsville on Monday
! morning last, resulting in the death
; of an estimahle lady, Mrs. Joseph
Welt. As Mrs. Welt, who had been
an invalid for some time, was sitting
near the fire on the morning in qiies
; tion, her clothing in some manner
i caught fire. There were two little
! eliiltiron in the lion-e nt. the time, too
small however tn rentier anv assistance
in smothering the flaming dres, and
Mrs. Welt, through long illness, was
unable to help herself. The children
i ran to the door, and called for asi-t-
ance, hut before assistance arrived the
I poor lady was so badly burned that
I she died the following night. The
I funeral transpired on Wednesday.
Deceased leaves a husband and several
children to mourn her loss.
Messrs. a. Wheeler & Co. Of
Shedd, fling their banner anew to the
breeze through our columns. This is
one of the most enterprising, ener
getic, goahead business firms in Ore
gon ; and thoroughly understanding
the business of buying the right ki.id
of goods at the right time, and selling
them at extremely low prices, tliey
have built up a name and business
generally only to be acquired by long
3'cars of persistent industry. One
secret of their great success is, they
are not afraid to let the people know
what they have to sell, and therefore
i nse printer's ink freely. Rend their
! new double column ad., and then go
i and patronize tltem.
Aldine Fruit Pkeseeving com
i pan Y . i.a-t Monday articles of in
j corporation were flied inaugurating
j the above-named Company, the capi-
tal stock to be $12,000. shares $50
each. The principal place of business
will lie in the city of Albany. Oregon.
The Incorporators are : Messrs. Jason
! Wheeler. A. B. Morris. Allen Par-
i ker, C. P. Hurkh trt. ). A. Haekle-
m.tn. Win. Ralston and Eli Carter.
This is a move in the right direction,
and we a re glad to see the matter taki n
hold of by the gentlemen above named,
as their well-known financial ability
and business capacity insures the
fullest success to the enterprise an
enterprise which cannot but be ot vast
importance to this city and county.
Our people should not hesitate a mo
ment to subscribe every dollar ot the
stock, so that the enterprise may at
once be put upon its feet, increasing
our surplus products and drawing to
us increased trade and wealth.
Another Canal A Grand En
terprise. We have it from the best
of authority that a company of gen
tlemen in this and Lane county who
possess the necessary capital and busi
ness eneigy, aer formehig a company
for the purpose of constructing a Canal
from the McKenzie Fork of the Wil
lamette down the valley to a point at
oi near Albany. The necessary ar
rangements will be perfected, and a
survey of the route for this magnificent
enterprise will be commenced within
a few days. The Canal will be some
thirty miles in length, will be twenty
four feet wide on the boHom. having
a grade or fall of two and a half to
three feet per mile. The capital stock
will probably be one hundred thousand
dollars. This grand enterprise is of
the greatest importance to this city,
and will be met by the fullest anil
most cordial supjiort of our business
men and citizens generally. The suc
cessful completion of the new project
would add immensely to our already
large and cheap power tor propelling
all kinds of machinery for manufactur
ing purposes, affording greater induce
ments to capital to be brought among
us and expended in the erection of
such enterprises. The spirit of enter
prise seems to be fully aroused in onr
people, and every undertaking looking
to the widening out and extending our
productive industries, is met with a
lilieral spirit and hearty aid by all.
On with the Canal. Mr. L. Elkius.
to whom is due more than toany other
the credit of inaugurating and
pushing to completion the Albany &
Santiam Canal, is among the leaders
in the new enterprise.
The Marshal made
Monday. Both drunks.
Home Manufacturing company.
A meeting of the subscribers to stock
in the Home Manufacturing Company
has been called for Monday, October
'2th. 1S74. at Salem. We called at
tention to this matter a week or two
itice, but deeming it a matter of more
than usual importance, we again call
the attention of all concerned to the
fact that such meeting is to be held,
the date and place, and again insist
that it is the duty of the stockholders
in Linn county to be in attendance
then and there. The business of great
est importance to Linn county to be
transacted at that meeting, is the selec
tion of the place for building the fac
tory. Of course, tlie selection of suita
ble gentlemen as directors, etc., Is a
matter that should receive the close
attention of the stockholders ; but we
insist that the matter of location is the
first and most important consideration.
And while we concede to Salem the
right to secure the erection of the
manufactory within her holders if she
can, by fair and honorable means we
yet contend that this city offers far
greater inducements for its erection
here. We have an almost inexhaus
tible water power, and real estate can
be secured at a much lower rate here
than at Salem ; but the prime reason,
to our mind, why the imrovement
should be erected here is, that Linn
county will necessarily be the pur
chaser ot at last three-fourths ot all
the goods manufactured by the Home
Company; and the gooes being manu
factured in the community where the
greatest demand exists, the saving in
the matter of freights alone would
prove a very large item in the course
of a twelve-month. If the demand
for the wares of the Home Manufac
turing Company in Marion county
approximated the demand in Linn,
then we could not insist quite so
strongly upon the location for this
city ; but even were 'he demand for
the wares to he manufactured by the
i-ompany about equally divided be
tween the two counties. Linn county
would still have the advantage of be
ing more centrally located in the rich
est portion of the great Willamette
Valley, affording nearer and therefore
cheaper routes to base of supplies to
outlaying counties. In view of these
facts, and many others which might
he urged, we again urge upon sub
scribers to the capital stock in the
Home Manufacturing Company to be
in attendance at Salem on the 12th
Inst., either in person or by proxy,
and see that the Interests of Linn
county are not. neglected in this matter.
Where the greatest demand exists for
the imrrVments and .Tiachinery to be
manufactured by this Comnanr. there
the factory should be erected by all
OfFTCTKs .ArprvrNTFVt At S trieef
bisr of the Ro.tiI ol Director- of the
Linn Coutttv Asriptilttirnl A--fM infini'.
he'd fJeptember TV It74. .Itimix EL
kt't w? appointed Pavilion Mar-hal
at the Fair, which commence the fttb
day ot October ; w. K. Price.Ticket
Agent : George W. Young. Gate
keeper at north entrance gate ; E. B.
Pi:r!om at south irate: Samuel Tillanl
at north gate: O-car Warren anil
Ranlv Lnper. Gatekeepers at the Seat
Stand: George F. Mosher and John
Miinsen, Fence Guards.
A erand complimentary soiree will
be given by Albany Engine Company
"Vo. 1 to Willamette Enfflne company
N. 1. of Portland, at Pacific Opera
House, on Wednesday evening next,
the 7th Inst. The tickets are 2 50
each, to be obtained of the Committee
of Arrangements. It will he a pleas
ant and agreeable occasion, as our
loys never fill on lay outs of this
kind. There will be a grand crowd.
good music, and heaps on heaps of
Poor Tom Watson. If our infor
mation lie correct, Tom Watson was
found dead in a room in Chemeketa
Hotel, Salem, on Wednesday morning
last, supposed to have suicided. It
will be remembered that Tom tried to
commit suicide at the Exchange Hotel,
in this city, by taking chloroform a
few weeks ago; but being closely
watched by the City Marshal, tlie at
tempt was discovered in time, and tlie
proper remedies administered. Tom
was a soldier in the Union army dur
ing the war, and was accounted one
of the bravest among the brave men
who carried the old flag in the hour of
its peril. Tom was a native of Mt.
Vernon, Jefferson county, Illinois,
where his aged father and several
brothers and -sisters now reside.
Don't for a moment forget that the
County Fair opens next Tuesday morn
ing, and make your preparations ac
cordingly. As we have been blest
with bounteous crops of all kinds, there
should be a better showing of the pro
ducts of Oregon than ever before;
and we are sure, If our people so will
it, the coming County Fair In this re
spect at least will be the best ever held
in Linn. Several fast horses have
made their appearance on the grounds
during the week, and those who de
light in witnessing trials of speed will
doubtless be tolly gratified next week.
The amusements on the ground prom
ise to be larger than usual, and the
general opinion is that the attendance
from abroad will be unusually large.
So mote it be.
Next week is Fair week.
Wm. Winning, of Orleans, gave us
a li iendly call on Tuesday.
Hon. Ben Simpson was in the city
We hear that the Granger has sus
pended, for ti time, at least.
Mrs. J. D. Titus Is at present visit
ing her parents in Brownsville.
Capt. Humphrey has been enjoying
the luxury of chills and fever.
Miss Addie Ballon seems to have
taken the citizens of Salem by storm.
The big circus will be here next
Mr. James Elkins has been ap
pointed Marshal of the Pavilion.
Uncle Jackey Suttle called on Mon
Our old chum, Geo. Steel, ot Port
land, came up on Monday.
Linn Comity Fair opens on Tuesday
of next week.
The city was full of people on Mon
day, and merchants were happy.
Stylish dress goods at F. C. narper
Mrs. Allison has let her millinery
establishment to Miss Williams.
Next week promises to be lively.
Everybody will be hei-e at the Fair.
Soda water still "biles" at the City
Mr. Strong has a new roof on his
These beautiful moonlight nights
P. C. Harper & Co.'s warehouse is
rapidly filling up with wheat.
We are enjoying the loveliest
weather imaginable none better
Look out for a splendid Methodist
Dinner on the Fairgrounds during the
Don't fail to look through the new
goods to be seen at P. C. Harper &
Chas. Bourgardes has purchased
Mr. A. B. Morris splendid farm, a
short distance from this city.
S. E. Young forwarded several
hundred dozen eggs to 'Frisco on
Hens now furnish fruit at 25c per
dozen ; butter walks off at 2530c per
The new wharf at the Farmer's
Warehouse is completed. Tt is 30xS0
feet, and is substantially built.
The City Council has authorized the
employment of three extra policemen
during the Fair.
We are advised that a splendid
theatrical troupe will visit us next
Buy your boy a new toy hose-cart
at S. E. Young's. It'll be a big thing
for the boy.
R. C. Hill Son have sold their
drugstore to A. H. Bell & Parker.
late of On-won City.
See new advertisement of A. Whee
ler & Co.. Shedd one of the most
enterprfsiHg firms on the Pacific coast.
The attendance at canipmeeting
near Lebanon last Sunday was larger
than the Sunday previous.
Mrs. John Claypool is very low with
consumption, ant1 her many friends
have little hope of her recovery.
The Indian camp just below the
city Is very obnoxious to residents in
l... c irniKnm nas just burned a
kiln containing over 200,000 brick,
which are for sale cheap.
Mrs. Allison is the landlady in
charge at the St. Charles, under the
The competition in the sewing ma
chine line at the County Fair, prom-
ises to be intense.
St. Chailes Hotel changed hands on
r-vitunlay. Mr. Du Bots selling to
Messrs. Matthews & Morrison.
Wm. Westluke leff for California on
Inesdny was not certain as to the
length of his stay.
Morrell's Chemical Diorama flung
its canvass to tlie breeze Monday night
at the Opera House.
We learn that Charley Monteith
was united in marriage on the 16ih to
Miss Frank Whitman, at Lewiston,
I. T. Closh.
Mrs. G. W. Hunt, of Payetteville,
left Payetteville. Idaho, for this city,
on a visit to relatives here, last Mon
day. Elder Stevenson and lady propose
starting for the Eastern States in a
few weeks. Their stay may be pro
tracted. "Universal" is the name of the
latest style chewing tobacco, which
tan be had at S. E. Young's. It's the
Mr. John Claypool purchased the
property on corner of Third and Ells
worth streets, lately owned by Charles
Mealey, where be now resides.
Harvesting is about over in tills
county, and it is the universal testi
mony that the wheat crop is the best
ever secured in Linu county.
For the report of the Superintend
ent and Commissioners of the Oregon
Penitentiary, we are indebted to tlie
politeness of Stipt. W. H. Watkins.
Judge Baber's sale comes of at his
late farm to-day. As valuable prop
erty will be sold, and will doubtless
go cheap, here's your chance.
Zamlock gave tlie best entertain
ment in the line of ledgerdemain ever
given in this city, at the Opera House
last Saturday night. All bis tricks
were well done.
Rev. Mr. Sweeney and wife, of W.
T., formerly residents of this cilv,
were in the city one or two days tlie
present week, both looking welt.
Continued sickness in our
family during the week, has cnrtailed
the time usually devoted by us to
gathering local items.
The LInu County Council P. of IL,
is called to meet in this city next
Tuesday. As important business will
come before the Council a full attend
ance is requested.
Harry Wolf and family will go
to East Portland to reside. Harry has
leased the flouring mill at that place.
May the best of fortune attend him
Morrell's minstrel's, at the Opera
House Monday night, pleased every
body. They play at the Opera House
every night next week, and we pre
dict tliey will have full houses nightly.
The new steamboat. Ohio, made her
wharf in this city Tuesday afternoon
about 3 o'clock. She took on twenty
tons ol flour at the City Mills and
started below the same evening. She
is a trim little boat.
For nice furniture go to Graf &
Collar. They have some neat parlor
and bedroom sets, various styles of
chairs, extension tables, carpets, etc..
etc. Shop on First street, between
Broadalbin and Ellsworth.
By the end of the present week, at
the rate wheat has been coming in, it
is estimated that Morris fc Parker's
and the FarmeiV warehouses will to
gether contain near 300,000 bushels of
Mr. L. Elkins' loss by the late fire
In Lebanon, over and above all insur
ance, amounts to aliout three thousand
dollars. These figures were arrived at
after the most thorough and searching
The last we heart! of that useful ma
chine, the Snag-puller, she had com
pleted her work at Rock Island, and
was waiting to be towed up the river
to Corvallis, when she would put in
the remainder of the season working
down toward Oregon City.
The prospect that the price of wheat
will continue low this season, may In
duce some of onr people to turn our
double the usual quantity of bacon and
lard, and thus stop the necessity here
tofore imperative of importing so
largely from Chicago.
It's a rooster. Thursday morning.
Twelve pounds! Third Edition.
Grul. paregoric, soothing sirup, "bine
and gitters," whoop-jamboree! A
strong call for delinquents to pay up
to-day. Don't wait for a second in
vitation, but come right in with the
Mr. Elijah Saltmarsh, a prominent
agriculturist of Illinois, arrived in this
city on Wednesday, on a visit to his
son, our respected fellow-citizen. Mr.
Reuben Saltmarsh, whom he had not
seen for some fifteen years. He Is a
hale, hearty old gentleman of seventy
Some twenty-six thousand bushels
of wheat were sold out of our ware
houses last week, at 64c per bushel.
The regular trains take down twenty
eight car loads of wheat to Portland
from this valley two hundred anil
eighty tons. Every other day fifty
six car loads of wheat pass over Un
load, or 5 i0 tons.
Married. At the M. E. parsonage
in this city. September 30, 1S74. bv
Rev. I. Wilson. Mr. Frank L. Hyde
and Miss Amanda E. Boies all of
Linn county, Oregon.
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17. S. Official Paper for Oregon.
FRIDAY. OCTOBF.R 2. 1874.
Up to Thursday the business of Leg
islation at Salem was progressing
smoothly, if not expeditiously. A
large number of bills were before the
two Houses, good, bad and indifferent,
as is certain to be the case where so
large a body of men congregate to
gether to make laws for the people.
A joint resolution has been adopted by
both Houses, asking Congress to come
down with $200,000 to aid in improv
ing the mouth of the Coqullle river.
A joint resolution passed the Senate
to appoint a State Printing Expert,
at a salary of $5 a day, limiting the
time of his employment to this session.
Bills have been introduced regulating
fences ; to incorporate Gervais ; to
amend Portland's city charter ; to in
corporate Ashland ; to enable married
women to dispose of their property
making it discretionary with school
districts to except the text-books se
lected by the Superintendent; for the
creation of Lake county in Southern
Oregon; to change time of annual
meeting of school districts ; to facili
tate the redemption of lands sold for
taxes ; to amend estray law, etc. The
bill to provide for a State Board of
Equalization, to consist of one member
of tlie County Board from each county,
was referred to Committee on Counties.
House Bill No. 37, introduced by Mr,
Reed, of Marion, to provide for the
evils resulting from the sale of intoxi
cating beverages, was taken up on
Tuesday, and referred to Committee
of the Whole, and made tlie special
order fbr Fridav (to-day), at 2 P. M.
The bill contains civil damage pro
visions, and should it pass, will prove
very binding on the liquor business.
North Brownsville asks to be incorporated.
The Coos County Record, a new Re
publican iwper, has reached us. It is
neatly printed, and if well supported,
will be of service to that section of the
The bill for the repeal of the usary
law has been indefinitely postponed,
the vote in the House being 31 tor in
definite postponement, and 29 against.
And there let it rest.
The Washington Territory Repub
lican Convention has nominated .fudge
OrangeaTaenhs as candidate for Dele
gate to Congress. Judge Jacobs is a
number one man.
The powerful inflner.ee of our ad
vanced civilization is daily telling on
the barbaric Mongolian, and he is
gracetnlly yielding. But a few days
since, in Montana, for instance, as
stated by a Journal there. "Chinamen
fed Indians whisky nntil they were
drunk, and then killed and robbed
Prince Bismarck has made overtures
to Denmark to incorporate that little
Kingdom into the German Confedera
tion. This does not seem to please
some of the gret powers. Russia
says she will not permit Germany thus
to obtain jossession of the key to the
Baltic Sea. We do not want to see a
war in Europe, nlthongh it would "set
up" the price of breadstuff's.
The Legislature has repealed the
law creating an Assistant State Treas
urer. The rejieal of this law carries
with it the repeal ot the per ccntage
allowed the Treasurer for handling the
Slate funds, and he now falls back on
his ample salary of $-SO0 per annum 1
Representative Stannard, of this
county, was the only member voting
Quartz Mills axd Tunnel Mining.
There is one peculiarity about the mines
of California at present which has lieen
frequently noticed. Whether the quartz
mills are visited in the tunnels, in the
placer diggings, on the car, the ravines,
gulches and canons, the miners are all in
vesting a norlion of their spare change in
tickets for Mi last Orand (iift Concert of the
Public T.ibrarv of Kentucky, which takes
nlace Xovemlier 30th. Indeed, thev are
not singular in this respect, for with $2,
iOO.OOO in cash to be distributed, and one
prize to every Ave tickets, and the prizes
(20,000 of them, in alll ranging from 230,
000 to $50, the whole country- is rushing to
be in time for a share in this grand distri
Last week's Corvailis Gazette con
tains an article fully and entirely vin
dicating Rev. Jos. Emery from the
malicious charges made by some an
onymous scribbler, who.it sccms,dares
not make the charges under his own
signature. The principal charge
against Bro. Emery is that he is
practising a fraud when he signs A.
M. after his name. The Gazette fur
nishes the fullest evidence that Mr.
Emery is entitled to sign himself A.
M., and that the charge is without a
shadow of truth false and malicious
all the way through. XV q are sorry
that we have not space to publish the
Occident Beaten. In the great
?5.000 race at Sacramento, California,
mile heats, three in five, on Friday of
last week, Occident took the first heat
in 2.21. Purdy second, and the second
heat in 2.24?. Sun Purdy took the
three last heats, in 2.21 2.28 and
2.2SL. getting $3,500, while Occident,
second, gets $1,000. Tlie last heat
was closely contested, Purdy and Oc
cident coining in neck-and-neck. Tre
mendous excitement ensued upon the
announcement of the result. Over
$150,000 changed hands on tlie result.
A tall story comes from New York
to the effect that a banker of that city
has for some time past, in a quiet way,
been gathering the speediest horses in
the country, and conveying them to a
-table out of the city, where he has a
track to speed them. Hearing of a
marvelous colt owned by a Methodist
parson in KenMicky. he repaired to
Kentucky to see the animal. The
animal was black as a raven's wing,
and bore the name of Blackwood. ,
The horse was trotted out, and tWe
banker pronounced him a marvel, and
offered $30,000 lor him. The owner
didn't even deign a rep'.y, but ordered
Blackwood back to the stable. An
other visit was made by the banker,
when the horse changed hands, it Is
said, at the pleasant little figure of
$50,000! Those who have seen him
move say he is the most extraordinary
animal ever seen in the country. Tlie
plan is, after the famed horses of the
course in this country have done their
level best. Blackwood is to be trotted
out to see what he cau do in tlie way
of fast time.
A terrible typhoon passed over Hong
kong on the 25th ult. Two steamers
and eight other vessels were lost or
fundered, and a large number of others
missing. It Is also reported that
thousands of persons are killed, and
that the destruction of property in and
around the c'.ty Is immenfe.
A petition, signed by fifteen hun
dred persons, some of them leading
citizens of Oregon, praying for a law
granting suffrage to women, has been
presented to our Legislature, aud re
ferred to a committee for considera
tion. The grand jury ot Brooklyn has
found a criminal indictment against
Moid ton In the case ot Miss Proctor.
And so we go.