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FBIDW xoVEMBVR 20 15574. 1
cltrafMimn from Mii.iii. j
Sakbis JlisT" Oct 9 1874
, ' ' s- JLL i
small b ' decrees and beautifullv !
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;ss," while the corn is alarmingly I
less, ' while the cor
short and these are tiie staple
crops of the country. W hen 1 left
here for the Pacific coast on the
23d ot July, there was perhaps as
tine a prosjiect for good crops es-
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known smce the war. Jiut the cot- .
ton and corn both reqnire rain, and
none fell till too late to secure the
fulfillment of the promise which the
fields held out. Instead of "corn
to sell," there will be "corn to buy"
in this section, and that (the supply
of meat being inadequate also), is
distressing, when, notwithstanding
the short crop, the price of cotton is
town as low as at present
Since the war there has been
verv little wheat sown in the eoun-
try; and it was only during the few
vears Vhcn there was no market j "
for cotton, that wheat was sown to j
any extent at all. Now, however,,
T , , , e i
wisdom has come to the aid of the
farmers, and I find that many are
JassUfe bread for their tamil,es,
1 . .1. nt- 1 , i n . t
anl some to spaie.
The Grangers are endeavoring to
secure the adoption of this plan,
and also tojrectify and systematize the
labor question. Lards have drop-
lied down very low, and it is the
1 3 ' , . ,
finest tune one could desire to buy,
tor au investment, and ot course)
per contra, the poorest time to sell.
There is little or no money in the
-country, and what little there is, or
that may be brought for cotton,
will be "gobbled up" by the mer
chants and money-lenders; and the
former of these must, ex. necessitate
transmit what little they can eti
their hands on to their r.asiem
creditors and so we go.
There is, unquestionably, a strong ; j
ant. emigration feeling here, upon j q( j
the part ot those fhn ran f net ... , . ,. ,
1 was like steam from a furnace, and
aira, and those who hare not the . , , . .
" , avoided with as much eagerness as j
energy to no if theu cotiM : and i
,. . , . the latter would have been,
this teehng of opposition shows it- !
self very ' plainly sometimes, but The journey to Oregon is a se
there is, notwithstanding, quite an I nos un.lertaking. The expense is
extensive feeling the other wav, and j no ma11 suitor, and then the dis
ifanv means eonld Ix- devised bv tanee, which Young or Thompson
which lands here could be'swopped"
fr lands in Oregon, you would find
the population of your noble St.Ue
v vv materiallv increased within
the next twelve months. Or, if
r al estate could be converted into I
money here, I believe a considerable j
emigration to the Pacific States
would be the result. As matters
now stand, I fear many who desire
'to take a "Westward, ho," will be
disappointed, on account of the en-
tire want of money consequent upon
an inability to Fell real estate at al!
Xo man wants to give away what
he has here, especially in view of
the serious expense of a trip across
the continent, and the stiff !rice of
lands after he gets there. You
will observe I use the word stiff in
stead of high. Ko matter which
word is used it amounts to the same
thing in the result, for, if the large
land owners in Oregon do s CNiis-
sissippians of the rame class once J whistling through the mountain j of the Treasurer ot the Union Pa
llid, they will simply continue to i gorges and canons! Will it ever be? i cific llailroad rive percent of the
own the lands and keep oft the ! I trust so, but nous v err oris, j net earnings of the road from No
population. True, a man can rentl Notwithstanding the rumors by ! vember, 18G9, to October 31st,
land reasonably enough in Oregon. ! mail and telegraph ot disturbance-! 1874, amounting to one million
In fact the rents there are lower : and trouble in different portions of i forty thousand and fifty-six dollars,
than they are here "; but when you I the South, we are all quiet in this j to 1m; paid within sixty days. The
talk about the lee simple, 31issis- ' section, and a stranger passing : directors express great surprise at
sippi yields. Feeling more inter- j
eed Oregon than I do in Missis- j
sippi for I expect and intend, if I I
can sell even a part of what 1 have ;
bore to trBnster n,y iomiciI to the !
former within a year I trust I
'"ay !1f b t1oeme(l Suilty of indeli-; between the white and black races j
eacy or meddlesomeness if I ven- may come on sometime in the fu- '
J , . .1, J , . L , .. . T
lure io suggest to ine large l.tnu :
owners that it is possible, not to.
say quite probable, they could add i
materially to the prosperity of
Oregon, as well as their own indi- j
vidually, it they would soli off one-
half or two-thirds of their lands at I
lopei uiuuii loivei piKKaa
they are now asking. Population
is necessary to the development of . blacks entirely, thus separating the p) 20-28. Gamier wins the see
the State, and this is what Oregon fire from the tow if anybody can ! ond, and Joseph Dion the third
needs most, if not indeed the only j say which is which and which is j pri.e.
thing she does need. j 'tother. Perhapsan exchange might A tel coram h nmn mviunl K
I confess, when I first reached j
i ;.. t T ...... 1
.1 isQiitu lintod and nossihlv home
sickness followed as a consequence
I had often been longer from the !
loved ones at home, but never sol
fur, and never so entirely "a stran-1
ger in a strange land." These cir- j
cumstances, and finding that lands (
were held at prices about double I
and often thribble what similar pro-
ductive lands could be bought tor I
here, so disappointed and depressed j
I me that I thought for some weeks ,
U wwM my last vi6it to
the State. It was not long, how
; ever, before many, very many, of
i the ei-cwhile strangers, became my
i friends, and their smiles and words
i nrnlrtAiiin nnrl onorilllO rrnmOlit ills.
iersed the clouds ot disappointment
1 . ,
anu uiscouitii;einent men n..
gathered over me, and only the
presence of the "lights that make
home cheerful" were needed to
make me feel perfectly at home.
About this time I was luxuriating
in your charming and bracing cli
mate, and sleeping nightly under
l.'anL-.ds while here the folks were i
breathin2 aod sweltering with the ;
thermometer at ninety-tour at day- ;
hronk. and above, one hundred in !
savs "lends enchantment to the
view," is so great as to deter many
from going who really desire to do
so. Put ti e greatest obstacle to
emigration to Oregon is, no doubt
the want of railroad connection all
I tried both the overland and ;
(ceantrip between' Portland and
San Francisco, and enjoyed both,
barring the dust between Redding
j and Rosebutg. Lint there arc those
j here, and csjiccially among the la- !
dies who are divided lie tween the J
two, and are very decided in their
views. Some have unconquerable
antipathy to the sea, and others to
the stage route, while all would j
unite harmoniously on a railway.
What a mortal pity that the two
hundred and seventy-five mile gap
between Redding and Koseburg
cannot be filled up, and t he iron
hse permitted to go bl:ti,g ntwl
throngh or sojourning in this part
of the great southwest, would natu-
rally suppose that he was in the j
midst of one of the most peaceable j
and orderly communities to be found
anywhere. But a bloody conflict I
Mire, or ue tin wisely auu ioonsniy
forced on by wicked and head- j
st rong men ot both races. I trust
such a dire catastrophe may be!
warded off, yet if it doesjeome it :
will be terrible indeed. I believe j
the Government could prevent it:
. . . . .
uy ua:itiiMi uvu ui unuu cuiibiinii j
States, and selling tliem off" to the '
be made of vacant Government
l 1 . f... t 1.. r l . - .
lauus .o. tne .anus o. toe
owners in those States, but it would !
have to be done on the advalorem ;
principle, tor none other would be
equitable or just. I doubt if this
idea will ever be adopted and car-
ricd out by "the powers that be,'
but 1 believe it could ho done, to
the saving of much blood, and suf-
fering, and treasure.
Since I reached here (3d inst.),
we have had two or three light
frosts, but not enough to entirely
kell vegetation, and the tempera-
ture is not as cooling and bracing
as it was in Oregon in August, es
pecially in the middle of the day;
and the streets and roads are just j
about as dusty as they were with I
you when I was up there. It is j
very, very diy, and drinking water
is becoming unpleasantly scarce j
with those who rely entirely upon j
cisterns. Kain and cool weather j
are both needed.and very much dc- '
How happens it that but one j
copy of the Register has entered
mv domicile this month? I hoiie
you will have me more in mind m
As occasion and circumstances
mav suggest, I will follow this with
other letters from the far off
From San Jose, California, under
date of November 14th, we have
this: This morning the proprietor
ot Blackberry farm, George MeCau-
lov wns accidental lv killed liv I lie
... . ... I7 . . ilt is probable that V. V. Smith
discharge ot Ins gun. lie climbed i 1
. ,. - , i will lie recognized as Governor and
the fence near Ins house and was '
, ,, Garland lie required to turn the
ljuttincr tlie mm through with tne 1
muzzle towards him, when it was!
discharged, the load entering his
right side just below the heart, re- !
wWlw" in instant deatl
The surveys making ot the upper
Hudson are believed to be to ascer-
tain the feasibility and probable ex-
ptnseof a sc.heme to connect the great
west with the Atlantic by the pro -
posed Champlain shipcanal, by ma- i
king the river navigable from Troy i
to Fort Kdwaids by rfiips drawing!
fourteen feet, and deepening wood
CVCek, between Ft. Edwards and
J.ake Champlain at white-hall.
j The outlet from the latter to the
! gt. Lawrence is proposed to be by
j the proposed Caughuawanga Canal.
j The Solicitor of the U. S. Tress
nry on the 13th instant demanded
the demand, which implies a rejec- J
tion by the Government of the recent
At the billiard tournament in
New Y,rk on the 13th, Dailv beat
Daniels 300 to 188. Ubassv won
ti,e next game by 300 to Slosson's
197 Vinaux beat Cvrille Dion
ut.it v vimil i-non
tQ 273. The resjilt makes
Vignaux winner of the tournament
and champion of America at the '
3-ball game. Joseph Dion imme- !
d lately challenged him lor a match i
fbr the chamnionsliiti and $1 000 1
C stride won the tl.irtv.sivth md
J . i
jast game, ueleatlllg .iOSCpil J JlOll :
300 to 233. The winners' average I
the Prasident figpea a the
Hfflcers of Arkansas elected at thr
same time as Lieut. Gov. Smith,
who now claims to be Governor,
stating that they recognize Smith
as the legitimate Governor, Baxter
having retired. The point made
by the gentlemen herein in the in-.
terest of Smith is that the new con
stitution is not in effect, not hav
ing been adopted in accordance with
the required toims, and therefore
Garland, assuming to be elected
n,icr jt bas -io ri
right to the Gover-
A Washington special to the i
Post and Mail has the following
with regard to the new complica
tions in Arkansas: Gov. Baxter
and Lieutenant-Governor V. V.
Smith were elected to serve four j
years, or from January 1st, 1877. j
In the case of a vacancy in the office j
of Governor the Lieutenant-Go ver- j
nor is required by the Constitution i
to discharge the duties of Governor, j
Such a vacancy lias occurred by '
the abdication of (iovernor Baxter, j
who has turned over the State ar- j
chives to one A. II. Garland, claim- j
ing to hold the office ot Lieutenant- j
(iovernor by special election under j
the new Constitution on the 13th
of last month, Lieutenant-Governor j
V. V. Smith who has, since 1872, i
been recognized as such and whose
term of office does not expire until
1877, claims the office of (iovernor,
vacated by his superior, and this
morning telegraphed to President i
Grant asking to be recognized as
j such. The subject is now engaging
I the attention of the administration.
State archives over to him
The jury in the case of the State
of Oregon vs Thos. G-errand, for
the hilling of Hubbard, brought in
a verdict, on the night of the loth,
of guilty as charged in the indict-
: ment. This is his second trial, and
j there seems to be no hope but that
! he must sutler the extreme penalties
ot the law. He will be sentenced j
At Washington, Yolo county,!
! California, about half past ten
o'clock cn the .night ot the 1:3th
! inst., Patrick Fay was shot by I
' Frank Yanguelder. The difficulty
grew out ot a dispute over a rattle
tor a cow. Fay was shot in the
breast, and the wound may prove
A 'ARII Sl.OOO RRAVARD,
rpHE ABOVE I1KWAKD WILL, BE (ilVi
JL en Iohiiv .me proving that the sales ,(
the SIXGEft do not exceed nil others hy
thousand upon thousand. While all the
other old companies' sales in IsT.'i deer, us
ed. Hie SINGER increased wondcrfulh ,
and keen at the head, where it always" I
u:id should le.
Albany, Or.. Sept. i.l, IS7I.
fcewiiiy: Vitelline MiIch of 1S73.
The table ol Sewing Machine Sales r..i
1S7; shows: that our sales, last year ain
minted n 2:3 4il (two hundred an!
thirty two thousand, four hundred and
forty-four) Machines, lieint larfie in
crease ovi-r the sales of the previous year
The taWc also shows that our sales Ex-
I those ol'oiiy oilier t'otnimiij-. for
the period named, hy the nutnUerol 113 -254
.vinelilovN. or nearly Uonbhs those ut
uit v ol her Co mean v.
It may lie further stated that the sale
of ls7:i,as compared with those of- 17-.
show a relatively larger injAM . . licvooal
the sales of other makei lKp'. of an.r
ot her vear.
For instance in ls7i we sohl W.OOO more
Machines than any ol her Company, wliero
as, in ls'7:l, the sale- were
113,234 Mnebfttea in Kxeewt of onr
Those flgures tire all the more remark,
anie, for the ten son that the sales of lhv
prinefr'a Companies in ls7:i are Ichn llinti
tlaclr wiles lo IHT2: whereas, as hap
been shown, our Males linve inrgel.T
The ncroiint of sales is from tnearn rrtxtntx
made to the owneisoflllc Sewing Machiini
It will hardlv lie rlenletl, that the nperi
ority of the SINUEB MACIUNKS is fully
d.-nionstrated at all eents that their
popularity in the household la unuuea.
Sing.r Mfir 'o
Seeor s. M. Co
W. & W. MtV'C...
No. Sold. or
1S72 1.S7S l)eTens
,dia.7ns-8M44 In. li.lfii.
.174.CKK 11 !). I SMi lie.
4ll,.Vi4 111,114 "
53,010 :W.17'.I "
i2.m "ll.i 17 '
S2,SI9 l"..ssi "
18,91 14,182 "
(i roveil 4 Baker Co.
Weed S. M. Co
Wilson S. M. Co
TIow Machine Co. .
Wilcox A tMhlis 'o.
American 15. II I 'o.
Florence s. M. ( o. .
a.. I5.7S3 s,(;a
:i4 Cnion Square. New York.
Agents. Albany, Creou.
J E W E L Tl V ,
Silver & Plated Ware,
MA X tT FACTUHEFt N! AlMTJRTEIi
especially for trie Pacille Cousl b the
NATIONAL ELGIN WATCH CO.
of Elgin. Illinois, i. :
WATCH, and we most confidently rvc
otmnentl them to the puhlie.as MsscsSing
more good qualifies for the prive Ihnuany
oilier Watch in the market.
We also Keep all ol her brands of Elgin.
Walt ham and Swiss Watches, Clocks, Jew
elry, Silver and ri.iled Ware,
A US. I
Pistols ami Cartridgea.
EiS" Iopairinr a Specialty.
jgg-AH Work Hone nml t.oo.ls Sold,
Warraatrti to lie aa ilepr. .entel.
J. P. TITI S. J. B. TITl'a.
AT TOHJC OANTEB'S OI.D STANT1,
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