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FERRUAKY 19, 1S75.
Agents for the Register.
The following named gentlemen are.au
thorlsed to receive andreceipt for itl
scripttons to the REGISTER lu thekicalities
Mewrs. Kirk 3k Hnrae
W. P. Smith
U. P. Tompkins
K H. Clanghton
A. Wheeler ft Co
. . .Brownsville.
, .Junction Citv.
Mewm. Smith & ftm-tield
J. U. Irvine Scio.
Whm Sbnll le none Sow?
The Salt Lake Railroad bi'.l is deml.
ttielj. S. Senate having refused to
substitute the bill reported by the com
mittee at the last , session of Congress
Ibr the one originally introduced
which is equivalent to the final defeat
f the bill. Aid from the General
Government now being refused, the
citizens of Oregon arc thrown upon
( their own resources, and through their
own efforts, if at all, must the means
be secured to open up communication
with the East by railway. Tlie pres-
eut route, by ocean to San Francisco,
Is not only disagreeable and to some
xceut hazardous, but Is very ex pen
lve; but until another route is secured
we must not only continue to pay ex
tiorbitant freight trariffs, but the gall
Ing fact will become more and more
Apparent that the great State of Ore
gon Is a mere dependency -of Califor
nia! Until a new route Is opened
enab!lngTO3ito break the letters which
now bear setieavily upoa the best in
(tercets of the State, Oregon can never
nopo to occupy the psoud position in
the sisterhood of States to which her
unsurpassed resources ot material
wealth entitle her to. If we would
deserve "outside" aid in nu undertak
ing of such magnitude as the building
of a railway to connect Oregon with
the East, we must show the "outside
, world" that we are uot only worthy,
but We must put the enterprise upon
such a basis as will inspire tfie confi
dence of capitalists in its success, and
convince them that it will be a paying
business investment. . Once convinced
of its success, and that it will be a pay
ing investment, no trouble will be met
with in securing all tlie means nec
essary to build and eonip tlie road. It
Is a matter of vital Interest to tlie
whole State, and every roan and woman
throughout its borders is interested in
the solution of a problem so frought
with blessings or evils in tlie years to
KnnVrlng- in Kansas.
A lady writing from Grover, Ottawa
county, Kansas, under dare of January
21st, 1S75, to her sister in this city,
corroborates the tales ot suffering and
destitution which have readied us from
that State from time to time during
the last few weeks. We have kindly
. been permitted to make a few exti-acts
from the letter, as tliey are convincing
proofs that the whole truth with re
gard to tlie suffering in that State has
never been told. The letter says that
tbe grmsshopers visited that portion of
Kansas about the 25th of July, de
stroying everything green, except a
light crop of wheat that had been
harvested a few days before. "The
grasshoppers deposited their eggs and
were batching and leaving until late
in the FalL The grasshopper ravages
extended over a breadth of country
. estimated at 400 miles east and wet.
and 500 miles north and south." Tlie
letter coutinnes: "You wanted to know
something about tbe destitution in
my neighborhood. I will say to you
that everybody is destitute, more or
less, some worse off than others.
Tlie re are hundreds ot people here
- that are bound to suffer and finally
-die, if they are not helped. . The
wealthiest of men have all they can
-do to take care of themselves and
families. I actually know of some
families that are now living on bread
and water, and have got their last
-grist of wheat ground, and no possible
chance to get any more. You say that
the ladies ot Albany have organized
an Aid Society for the purpose of gett
ing help for tlie destitute. Now I
-will say to you that your help is
needed right here as bad as it can
.possibly be anywhere else, as this dis
trict has suffered as bad as any part of
-the country. And I would further say
to you and your Society, that if yon
.are successful in obtaining supplies
4r4u had better send them direct to the
riejods, and not to tlie men who have
jpeen Appointed by the State, as com
plaint is daily made that the proper
. oersos, taoso in need, never get the
Articles seatto them, especially money
These agenia confiscate all the val
c liable articles to their own use and de
fraud tbe poor and needy. Tbe hard
-tiroes tor the people are yet to come.
By Spring everything will have been
consumed in the way ot food, and the
country will be destitute of seed of all
kinds, and no money to buy with
The weather has been very cold
this Winter, colder than ever-known
before, which makes it still harder for
the people here, who, on account of
their poverty are compelled to go
much thinner clad than ever before.
Thousands of people all over that
region of country are suffering for tbe
commonest necessities of life, and our
people are -called upon, from . out of
their aounaance to give mat numan
Jife may be saved that our fellow
creatures may be saved from starva
tion. Let our . pcopje renietnber that
it is more blessed to give than to re
ceive," and come at once with their
offerings, not only of breadstuff, but
of clothing, blankets etc. None are
too poor to give let all give some
Gen. De Trobriand, brought promi
nently before the country through hi
connection with the Louisiana matter.
was born in France, his father belong
ing to the old nobility of that country.
He came to the U. S. many years ago.
and settled in New York Citv, where
he. married a most estimable American
lady." For -wiietiine he was associate
etli'or of the Govrrier tie EtGta Vni:..
and a contributor to the Home Journal,
then edited hv Morris A Willi.
mmi the breaking out of the reliellion
lie became Colonel of the 55th Regi
ment of N". Y. Volunteers, and served
mm oi.-Mincunu. ins services were
acknowledged by his promotion to the
grade of Brigadier General of Volun
teers. At the close of the war he was
appointed Colonel, and now commands
the 13th Infantry. He is an author
of some note, a ceniaJ, uolished ren-
tleman, a fine painter, and a correct
writer. While on a visit to France
some years since, he was offered tlie
command of an army corps iiiicL,r the
Republic, Tint declined, preferring to
remain in the service of the United
Brevet Major General G. N. Macy
nieu at Ins residence m Boston on
Saturday night last. He accidentally
tell, the day before, discharging a
Email pistol he carried in his breast
pocket, inflicting a wound from which
he died as above narrated.
J. E. Ctirran. alias Patsey Marley,
is at large, having broken jail on the
evening of the 12tli. at Pioche, Nevada.
He had leen convicted of stage rob
bery, and sentenced to the State prison
for 7lii vears.
Mrs. Sartor!, nee Nellie Grant, and
husband, arrived in New York from
England, .Ian. 2Sth. They remain in
Washington until Spring, when they
recross the Atlantic to spend the Sum
mer mouths iii travel on the Conti
A memorial is now before tlie U. S.
Senate and House of Representatives,
.tsking that the 12th day of February
Abraham Lincoln's birthday, be made
si legal holiday, aud we say, with all
our heart, amen.
.Tones, the new Senator elect from
Florida, is an Irishman-by birth, a
lawyer of marked ability, and a full
The Illihoi Legislature has passed
bill appropriating $50,000 to-cooi-
plefct: the Douglas monument.
Oar Mississippi Letter.
Saudis, Miss., Jan. , 1875,
We have been having regular freez
ing weather, and several days of good
skating, but iro snow. The thermome
ter has been c own as low as eight de
grees above zero which was the case
last Sunday, tl e 11th and this morn
ing while I write the ponds are covered
wltli a pretty substantial coating of
ice, and the ground is frozen hard.
Some of us would like to see a line or
two appended to the bottom of this
letter in the Register, giving a com
parative statement of the weather in
Oregon about the same dates. You
have no idea how difficult it is to make
people down liere believe that you are
not all freezing to death in Oregon
As you did not publish my second
letter, I am to presume either that it
was not received, or that its contents
were not entirely palatable. Let me
therefore say right here, that I shall
only write you ueirx no political ar
gument, or anything prompted by fa
vor or prejudice, but just simply what
issroinrron and beins said and done
in this far distant portion of our vast
county, rriie letter referred to has
not been received by us up to this date
You are doubtless already advised
that the Vicksburg affair (of which I
gave you a pretty correct account in
my preceding letter), is undergoing an
investigation by two committees Leg-
islativeand Congressional. The latter
is making , thorough work, and as a
majority ot each are Republicans,
much anxiety is felt on the subject ot
the forthcoming report, for the im
pression has obtained that the Con
gressional report will not be favorable
to some ot the leading State officials
and olher Republicans , while no one
doubts that the Legislative committee
will make everything clear the other
way. The truth of tlie business is. the
imported Republicans of Mississippi
seem to be a distinct race eui generis.
and they don't seem to desire or be
willing to affiliate on equal terms,
politically, with any native of the
jsoucii, unless ins ski a De amber or
ebony hoed. The impression , Is that
these two reports will open the eyes
of the Republicans of the whole conn
try to the true state of affairs In this
State and in the South generally.
wnere, as a general ruie, southern
Republicans are almost powerless.
being outgeneraled and overcopped
by "carpet-baggers," whose citizen
ship and Interest in the State depends,
in many instances, on their success In
making it pay.
Grant has unquestionably made one
mistake. Now, I voted for Grant,
but I can hardly endorse tlie introduc
tion of federal troops into the Legis
lative balls of Louisiana, to expell such
men as might be designated by Gov.
Kellogg or his agents. Every Legis
lative body is the sole judge of the
qualifications of Its members and their
right to the seats they claim, and I
tear the President has suffered himself
to be inveigled into a mesh of diffi
culties iii the Louisiana matter from
which he will find it difficult to ex
tricate himself. Old Ben Butler's
bill for a new eleetjpp from fp to bot-
torn seems to be the only direct way
out of the troubles and I am no ad
mirer of Old Ren. Nothing will be
done with Southern affairs,! however.
until the Congressional committees
make their rejiorts. The truth is,
things have gut' into such h muddle
that (laying party feeling aside), it is
very difficult to determine who is right
and who is wrong in the disturbances
that have occurred so rapidly within
tlie past eight or ten months. You on
the Pacific wuist are blest, for you are
far removed from the turmoil and
strife that exists here, and will, I tear.
continue to exist as long as white and
black live together, ami political hacks
and aspirants have power or influence
to keep the fire aglow. How long,
O Lord,, how long ! !
I have heard of numerous murders
and other oulrases in the State re
cently. One entire family was mur
dered and robbed over at Hannon in
the eastern part of the State. Hus
band, wife and two chi'dren were
killed, seven hundred dollars in money
stolen, and no clue to the villains who
did' tlie deed. A Air. Jack Smith,
south of Memphis some five miles.
was shot and killed in his field within
hearing of his house and family, on
the day after Christmas, and the mur
derers have not been found. In Oc
tober last, a white man named Nahoe
was tried in this county upon an in
dictment tor the murder of another
white man. He was acquitted. A
few weeks ago his body was found in
the woods near his home, and be had
evidently been murdered some time
befote. No clue to the perpetrators.
These I mention and stop. I must.
however, mention one thing that oc
curred in this town this Week. A man
named F. M. Bonner gave his three
months wife a drubbing, was arrested,
tried, convicted and fined one hundred
and fifty dollars, and sentenced to ten
days Imprisonment (which last was re
mitted) the same day ; tried before the
church and expelled the next day.
and is now living under the contempt
of the whole community. I hope lie
won't emigrate to Oregon.
Ladies enquire of me orally and by
letter, as to the prospect of obtaining
employment in Oregon as teachers. I
am unable to give 1 them reliable and
satisfactory information. Can you do
so? When in Oregon I learned that
the State was blessed with good schools
and plenty of them, and this would
indicate that there is no lack of teach
ers, and no opening lor persons of
either sex seeking employment in this
line. Should I be mistaken, a note
appended hereto correcting the error
will be duly appreciated. You are
certainly correct, yet there is always
an opening for first class teachers, at
remunerative wages. Ed. Register.
J have come to the conclusion that
Volney Smith, Lieutenant Governor
of Arkansas, is a much abused man.
Since looking into the matter, I confess
his claims to tile Gubernatorial cliair
seem rather more plausible than they
did at first glance, and there is no
earthly doubt that the Democrats
wtien tuey got the power, were as
anxious to inaugurate a Democratic
administration and throw'the Republi
cans overboard, and in as big a hurry
to do it, as the latter would be now to
oust tlie Democrats. But whether the
modus operandi adopted by the Demo
crats was altogether comme il fmtt ad
mits of very serious doubt, and I am
inclined to think Volney did no more
than any Democrat, or "any other
man" would have done under similar
circumstances. Whether he can ever
get Into the office of Governor, how.
ever, i quite another thing ; and I am
inclined to think he never will, for, to
use a Mississippi term, I am rather of
the opinion he has been euchred. Tlie
fact W the way things have been going
on throughout the South generally
since the war, would not only puzzie
a Philadelphia lawyer, but would. I
have little doubt, put the devil him
self to his trumps to understand and
unravel thoroughly. A conscientious
man finds it hard, very hard, to make
up his mind to have anything to do
with politics at all,- on either side,
down here. He readily concludes that
"the post of honor Is a private sta
Cotton continues down, and mer
chant continue blue. Times have
never been so stringent since the close
of the war, and there is no demand for
property at all at any price. There
are. as I liave written you heretofore,
many who want to go to Oregon, but
unfortunately, to use tlie language of
the Savior, "though many are called
but tew . are chosen." It being im
possible to sell out, it is equally so to
raise money to get away with ; and as
a coi 'sequence a large number who
want to go, ere anxious to do so. and
have been calculating on it, will not.
simply because tliey can't. Still, there
will be some ; and from the letters I
am receiving I am led to believe that
the emigration to our northern fron
tier State will no be frqm Mississippi
alone, but from all the Southern States
between the Mississippi river and the
Atlantic seaboard. And I should not
be surprised if. in time, Oregon has
among her population the pick of the
Below will be found the' range ol
the thermometer from tlie 13th to the
31st of January, 1875 :
Jan. 13 5J to 10 above zero.
14 8 to 12bove zero.
' 1510 to 18 above zero.
16 9 to 16 above zero.
" 7 8 below and 17 above zero.
" 1810 to 16 above zero. !
" 1923 to 4 above zero.
2030 to 45 above zero. i
" 2136 to 42 above zero.
" 22 29 to 45 above zero.
" 2323 to 40 above zero.
" 24 35 to 38 above zero.
25 30 to 35 above zero.
2826 to 30 auove zero.
' 27 20 to 34 above zero. 1
" 23 32 to 30 above zero.
" " 29 35 to 38 above zero. .
" 3023 to 33 above zero.
3133 to 42 above zero.
The above table is furnished us by
Dr. Geo. W. Grav. oi this city, and
KATE TEUBCiB&FUC SEWS.
The bark Hermiw has arrived at Liver
pool with Oregon wheat.
Gen. Thayer has telegraphed his accep
tance of the Governorohp of Wyoming.
Gen. LMznma baa heen anDOlnted Chief
o King Alfonso's Cabinet.
The Tllton-Beecher matter still vexes
the courts, and burdens the telegrapl
The British steamer Gewae Baitrr. Is
(imposed to be lost, with twenty-one per
sons on board.
Allen T. Canerton was elected V. S. Sen
ator from Western Virginia on the 16tu
Inst. Is a Democrat.
It. ta rnmomd that flpn. Cabrera IS to
take chief command of the Carlist forces.
Dr. 1vKnvrai. It. la atntnil. has written a
letter accepting the Bishopric of Illinois,
to which he was recently elected.
' John Mitchell has been returned to Par
liament from Tlpperary, without opposi
tion. Dr. Kenealv. counsel for the TicblKwne
claimant, has been returned to Parliament
from Stode-on-Trent, by 2.P00 majority.
The election of John Mitchell to the
English Parliament has stirred tip things
tcrnoiy in i nni ooay, ana n i
inaugurated to keep him from taking bis
The Connecticut Democratic Stnte Con
vention met at Hartford on tlie lfith Inst.,
and renominated by acclamation the
old ticket, headed by Gov. Charles R.
On the l(5th. Gov. Kellorr. of Louisiana,
vetoed the bill appropriating SlftMUM) for
expenses of the legislature. He says this
la S.,0.000 more than Is necessary, and that
several provisions of the bill are uncon
stitutional. The House sustained the
A telesmim from Kingston. Jamaica.
dated 13th Inst., states that a conflagration
at Port-au-Prince on the 11; h destroyed
ftOO houses, and was si ill burninir on
the 13th. with little or no chance or sub
sidence, as there was no water.
In an attempt- to rob the Shasia and
Reddinir (Cal.) Stage, on the evenina of
the 16th, one of tlie three highway men
tired a sbotsrnn. the cnnifre tnkinar effect
In the side of the face of tbe driver, Jerry
Culverhouse, badly rontl!atin it. But
the stage was not stopped or robbed.
The Senate foreign committee have sub
stantially agreed to the Hawaiian recip
rocity treaty, though no formal vote lias
been taken, and action was deferred on
some details. Unless there should be lime
to act on the treaty before adjournment'!
there will lie an extra sestnon canen lorme
4th of March, but will lust for a few days
A railroad war is on between the Balti
more & Oblonnd the Pennsylvania lfu.il-
wayCo. raw over the B. & O. Kalhoa t
has been rednccd, in consequence, be
tween Chicago anil Washington t.'ity. via
Cincinnati and Baltimore, to $10; from St.
Louis, S15, and li-oin I,onisv1!le. 12. Tom
Scott, of the Pennsylvania, declares he'll
make It hot for Garrett, ot the B. & O.
The Colon sailed from Asninwall for
Xew York on the 13th. The Great Repub
lic arrived at Hongkong from Sun Fran
cisco via Yokohama on the 14ih. The
steamer China sailed from Hongkong for
San Francisco via Yokohama on the 15th.
The Henry Chauncey arrived at Xew York
from Asplnwall on the lfith. The Alaska
arrived at San Francisco from Hongkong
via lOKOiiama on ne win. tub Acannico
sailed from New York for AspluwaU on
tlie 16th. -
FaelfiG S lager e
Prof. Condon will remove from
Forest Grove to Eugene in tlie spring.
Dilley fetation, on the west side
railroad, wants a blacksmith. A good
one could do well.
Between $45 and 50 has been sub
scribed at McMiunvUle for the relief
of the grasshopper sufferers.
The sum of $1,200 State tax from
Columbia county was paid to the
State treasurer on the 11th inst.
Geo. Stowder's house, on Tualatin
Plains, was burglarized of $5 last week
while tlie owner was away.
Rev. J. W. Sillier, assisted by Gen
eral Howard, began a protracted
meeting at Cornelius Academy Wed
A memorial to Congress to divide
Dakota has passed the .Legislature of
Greely, Colorado, has twenty-two
societies religious, temperance, social
A light draught steamer, carrying
250 tons, is being built at Pittsburg.
Pa., to run on the upper Missouri.
Howlaud tunnel in the Little Cot
tonwood district, Utah, will be about
6.000 feet in length when completed.
A wholesale firm in Santa Ke. New
Mexico, sold $80,000 worth of goods
during the last two weeks in December.
A happy father of triplets recently
born in Salt Lakj City now speaks ot
their proline mother as "my dear
On the low lands in Yamhill county
much of the wheat is killed out. but
on the hill farms tlie crop looks very
promising. Farmers were busy plow
ing and preparing for their spring
The Tillamook mall carrier reports
four feet of snow on the Coast range
mountains for the last two trips, and
the ground frozen solid in the 'valley.
A "celestial " at Aic.Miiinviiie was
robbed of f 100 last week. He had the
money in a valise under hl head when
he went to sleep, but : when he awoke
it was not there.
Washington Grange No. 99 are - in
tending to build a commodious hail at
Middleton in the spring. They will
locate it upon a piece of land donated
oy Jonnson nan.
Wm. Yohns, of Olympia. has been
sent back to the insane aslyuin. from
which he was recently discharged.
Major Halter, of Whldby Island.
within the past two : weeks has lost
several head of horses from some un
known and fatal disease.
Calvin Saeger, of Mason county,
who lias been in the insane aslvum of
iMeiiacoom ror a icw mourns, has been
discharged from that institution.
There were several indictments
brought iu by the Luited States grand
jury against different parties in Seattle
tor an alleged violation ofthe revenue
laws. . ... ..
Some of the leading farmers in the
vicinity of Dayton are strongly urging
ine propriety oi putting up one ot tne
Alden Fruit Drying Machines at that
place. . It would be an excellent idea
A young man by the name of Uur-
aey, has suddenly disappeared from
tlie Licey school district, in Washing
ton county, and it is not known where
he went. He was a new comer in the
neighborhood, and was well thought
of by the people while he stayed with
The Marysviile Appeal says : "The
most heroic act In behalf of life occur-
ing during the sudden rise ofthe water
was that ol James Cook, proprietor of
the aiarysvuie boap factory. Mr.
Cook was nimble to reach his home
until the water had got rp nearly to
the roof. He was on horseback, and
by swimming several deep sloughs he
finally readied home, and from his
horse was able to climb upon the roof
or the building, tie then made a hole
by tearing off lot of shingles, and
through thlsaperture rescued his family
from their perilous position." , ...
A correspondent writing fmm
Bridge Creek, on tbe 19th of January,
says: "The thermometer at this
place was nozeti up, so we could not
tell how cold it was. A bottle otgood
Drandy and a oottie containing two
pounds of mercury were put out as a
test oti tlie night ofthe 141 h inst. In the
morning both were frozen solid. This
cold snap has lasted for over two weeks
with no signs of mild weather. The
mercury iu the thermometer has been
frozen up every night. Very rough
weather on stock; snow about a toot
A Mlse Cashman is getting her
name up In the Victoria papers for
daring and perilous undertakings.
Site is a native of Limerick, Ireland,
aged about 22 ; Is a light blonde,
rather pretty, and possesses all the
vivacity, as well as the push and en
ergy Inherent to her race. She was
one of the few white women 'who
reached Casslar last year, where she
opened a boarding house on Deas t-reek
and realized a comfortable "pile. "
During January, she again started
from Fort Wrangle for the Deas creek
mines. Her extraordinary freak of
attempting to reach the diggings In
midwinter, and in the face ot dangers
and obstacles which a pf Killed even the
stout-hearted Fannin and thrice drove
him ba.-k to Wrangle for shelter, is
attributed by her friends to disunity.
So impressed was the commander at
Fort W rangle that he sent out a guard
of soldiers to bring her back. The
guard found her encamped on the ice
of Sfiikin cooking her evening meal by
the heat of a wood fire aud humming
a lively air. So happy, contented and
comfortable did she appear that the
"boys in blue" sat down and took
tea at her invitation, and returned
wirhnut her. It is feared she has
perished from the intense cold that
prevailed during the latter part ot
January along the entire coast.
On theSthinst. Dr. Vite. of Hills
boro. held an inquest on the remains
ot terdiuaiid Cuuer. found dead in the
water at Cedar mill last Saturday.
1 he doctor gives the LiderieMlent the
following statement of facts: Mr.
Older and wife, a niece of Mr. Coley,
the owner ol the above named mill.
were staving with Mr. Coley. and Mr.
Older was running tlie mill. Mr.
Cutler was subject to fits of epilepsy.
aud on this morning was unwell, but
he went down to tlie mill to work.
Xot seeing him about the mill, Mr.
Coley went to look for him and found
him lying near the turbine wlieel. the
upper part of his body being wholly
under t he water. He had fallen throngk
a hole in the floor of the mill 20x24
inches, down 14 leet, his liead striking
tbe wheel, and then Into tlie water.
The doctor found the scalp cut several
inches over one ot the ears, and the
neck had probably Uen broken, but
the body was so stiff that It was ina-
fiosslhle to tell, iu a superficial exaiu
nation. The Walla Walla Statesman of Feb.
ti, says : " l lie question lust now in
every man's mouth is. 'How is the
stock ?' So far we have heard of but
comparatively few deal lis. but if the
snow remains on the ground much
longer, the impression is that the
fatality will be very great. .Many
stock men have already
their feed, and with this
..... . ,
A II V I
Class it IS
either an immediate break up of win
ter, or otherwise their cattle must
perish. So far those' who liad feed to
sell have acted liberally. Hon. Dan
Stewart, owner of one of the largest
hay ranches iu the vallev. offered his
my; at So a ton less than hay sold
for before the cold weather commenc
ed. We hear of another hay man 011
the Toucliet, who offered hay to all
applicants at 55 per ton. This is. the
true policy, 'Live and let live.' "
The Express says : The losrclmr
business at Steilaeoom is of late better
than it has been for months, and after
few weeks more we expect to hear
of great activity in all camps. Several
steauurs are now due from the saw
mills on the lower Sound to tow large
rafts of saw-logs ironi here, and mill
owners at .various points are in quest
of loggers willing to contract for the
ftiruishius of, i'i the airsrejiate, an
inniense number of piles. Iu tlie
early spring we may confidently ex
pect greater activity 011 this bay than
litis been for severa' years past.
I he Intelligencer says : "On Monday
evening last, a remarkable circum
stance transpired at the lesidence of
Daniel M. Crane, Ksq., m Seattle.
lwentv persons sat down to supper
who were all lineal descendants ot Air.
Urane nun tils wite, or else persons
nrermarrteu witn sucii lineal descend.
ants ; and 110 living tinea 1 descendant.
or person intermarried with either of
them, were absent. Tlie whole family
was there present. There were the
great grandfather and great grand
mother; the grandfather and grand
mother; tlie lathers and mothers and
children, grand children and great
grand children. '
A letter from North Yamhill, to the
Jieporter. says the colt I weather did a
vast amount of damage in that part of
tlie country. 1 lie tanners are of the
opinion that the principal part of the
tall sowed wheat is killed. The pota
toes and iriuc ot all kinds are destroy.
ed by the freeze. The kinds of apples
that have withstood the freeze without
injury heretofore, have been entirely
destroyed this winter. Notwithstand
ing ail the bad luck our tanners have
had. thev are cheerful and confident of
success hi the outcome 'They say
tliey will have to work a little harder
to get their ground seeded iu the
spring, but they think they will be
compensated iu the yield, and get rid
ofthe wild oats. "
Mr. Reuben Harris, of Lafayette,
was robbed of $220 on Saturday night.
the 7th inst., by some light lingered
gentleman, who entered Mr. II. 's
sleeping apartment - and took the
money from his pantaloons pocket.
Tlie pants were hanging by the sleep
er s head, out these thieves are a
stealthy set. and this one got away
very nicely with his booty, and fixed
it up so that tlie money was not missed
by Mr. Harris for several hours afier
putting on tils pants. This was done
by putting some silver In the purse,
in place of the gold that was taken out.
When the news of the suicide of the
Indian chief on hoard the irnssie Tel
fair reached Fort Wnnglp, the Indians
were greatly startled, iney donned
thi ir war paint, held a council of war.
and prepared for . hostilities.1 The '
guard of U. S. troops was strengthen
ed by a detatchmeiit from Sitka.
After blustering a good deal, the si
washes, upon receiving a promise that
the body ofthe chief should be brought
back and ins reaiaiives compensated,
concluded to postpone Hostilities.
On the day the first suowsllde oc
curred in Little Cottonwood, Utah,
$32,000 Were to have been paid for a
mine near Alta. That slide spoiled
the sale, at least lor a month or two.
The Las Cruces (New Mexico)
Borderer says it is informed, upon good
authority, that there Is an effort being
made to join together New- Mexico
and Arizona, fo as 10 make the State
movement more certain.
A sensation was created at Wells,
r areo e uo s express omee. in Den
ver (Colorado) by the discovery that a
small box. marked Glass please
natiuie wiui care, - contained, instead.
an infantile corpse. It was an attempt
. . ... . , , .
10 stive uinii on .1 oil 01 ireiguc.
The Victoria Colonist has been shown
a large number of quartz specimens'
troin tne raneis ituge at Sitka.
They are rich in goltl and silver, and
will assay high into the thusands.
The ledge is situated fifteen miles
from the town of Sitka and three
miles back from the sea. The owners
have located o.tnju teet. , ; -
Smith ft Co., of the Buena Vista
pottery, met with quite a loss during
tlie recent cold weather, by the hurst.
ing of pipes and freezing and conse
quent cramming 01 unbaked pottery.
On the 27th of this month there is
to be a convocation of the citizens of
Lane county to take under advisement
some means of raising money to finish
the State University.
In its river news the Eecara says :
The Shoshone's hull has been filled
full of oil barrel., so that when the
water raises she will float off of the
snag on which she is grounded.
It is now settled that tbe people of
Pendleton are to have a woolen fac
tory. Articles of incorporation have
bee"n filed, and all the necessary steps
taken preparatory to opening books
for stock subscriptions.
A Union county report says so far
there has been no loss of stock, but
should there not be a change in the
weather soon, farewell to many of the
homed tribe. Discouraging news from
Wallowa and adjacent valleys.
Mr. J. Jt. Mnithv secretary of tlie
State grange, requests all granges that
have not. yet sent tneir annual reports,
to do so immediately, as he is desirous
of having a grange directory published
and cannot do so until all reports are
On the 27th Inst., politics will break
loose on Eugene and the surrounding
country. On that day. Gen. E. L.
Applegate will expound his theory of
a "new deal. "
Gold in New York 115'.
Legal tenders 8733.
Wheat 62" i cents.
Oats 35 cents,
Butter 25cs37'c as to quality.
Eggs 25 cents. .
Potatoes $i a good article scarce.
Apples, green, retailing from stores
at 50c per box.
Chickens. 2 ou&3 7 dozen.
Hams 13'.-ac: shoulders 9c; sides
Lard, 111 ICJft cans, 1 50: in bulk, I
10c V H- . ..- :
White beans 4c fift. -
Onions scarce nominally $1 50 per
bushel from stores. ,
Beet, on foot. 4c : pork, 5Mc ; mut
ton sheep, per head, $3.
San franciscn quotations give:
Wheat. $U501 57 U 100 lbs;
flour, extra. $55 25; oats, $1 t5
1 85 ; potatoes, $1 7531 85.
Endorsed by the Medi-
cal profession. DK. WM. HALL'S BAL
SAM for the lnmrs cures Coughs. Colds
.-. .. '- , ,. - . .
ani, Ansmnn.i., 1. nnii Mil i is.bi."!s iii iiic
Throat and Chest. I)u. TOWXSLEY'S
TO THE AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION
FIVE HUNDItEW THOUSAND' ARE TO
BE 1ISTKIBUTET) ON THE 27TH FEBRU
ARY nv THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF KY-.
UPON THE OCCASION OF THEIR FIFTH
AND LAST CONCERT.
Drawing Certain or Honey Refunded
One rnu(l 'wh Vtrt....... .$2-10,000
OaUtHi '! Uilt IOO.OOO
One Url -! SCt T5,000
One (iranU t'nh 4ifi , BO.OOO
Oue Urnnd 'Nh 411 1 t5 OOO
a ntoiirt,iiat.otwm iDU4xni
104'iwiiUift, e,OOOe 140,000
10 000 em lao.vwo
4.000 ew 100.000
S. OOO en OO.OOO
2.000 ei 100,000
1,000 ci 100.000
loo ea. 00,000
do e 93o,ooo
19,000 Cwth Uiltw,
Whole Ticket 9 80.00
Tenth, or each enpon 3 .00
11 Hole 1 11-ht-M tor 000.00
SUVtirJtete or - 1,000.00
PIBIIC LIBRARY OF KESTl'CKY.
Death of Uov. I!r inlette Action of
lie IrsnKe A MieeeKnor mp
pointed No More .Postponements
lrnwiii;f Certain February 27Ua.
At a ineetinar of tlie Trustees of the Iuh-
lic Library of Kentucky Jan. 18, 1875, It
was resolved that C. M. Brigprs, fcsq., who
under tne live lion. 1110s. c- urainierte
concert SRlrea'lv Riven In aid of the Public
Library of Ken'tncky, be and he is hereby
authorized to take the TiHce made vacant
by the death of said Brainluttc, in tne
tiianajement of the nffairsof the Kifth and
Last liift Concert, and that the Irawins
announced for February 27th, 1875, shall
positively ami nncqulvoi-ally takep aeeon
tnat oay, wunour anyiuriner postpone
ment or ueiay on any aoconni wimrever.
it. t. ui'ium, ms.
John 5. caix, see'y.
Hereafter, all communleatlona relatinsr
to the Fifth- Concert should be addres-d
to the undersigned, and I pledge myself
that, the rii-Hwinsr shall come otf February
27'hor that every dollar paid for tickets
suaii oe ret nrnea.
:. SI. ISKKH4S. Asrent anil Manager.
Room. 4 Public Library Jiuildiny, Louta-
For Purifying; the Blood.
ot the vegetable
t h e Iodides o f 4
ijlroii makes a
cure of a series
which are very
prevalent and af
flicting. It purities the blood, purses out
the liukinat humors in the system, that
undermine health and settle into trouble
some disordeis. Era it Ions of the skin
are the appearance on I he surface of hu
mors wt. suouio, oe expenea irom ine
blood. Internal deranjiemets are the de
termination ot tncsesame Humors to Home
internal onrau. or orsrans. whose action
they deraniie, and who substance they
uisseuse an vi aesrroy. Atr.n s nAKSArA-
rilla expels these humors from the
blood. When they are gone, the disorders
iney nrojncs uisnnear. sucu as uiftrro-
tmna of tJv f.ivr. titomach. .Kidnwt. iMtim.
jurupirmu ana MJrtipttve wseatet or tun euem.
stnLtumir's .rtrc Jim or tsrvnpian,
Jtmnlr. Ptixtntr. Watch". Bntl. ISinvir.
T.-tt- r an-t Salt Rhtim, 9ralti lt, Jttng-
tworm, u ic"r ana Hunt, jmmmaumn, JSeu
m'aia, Rrtn in tht Bmv. Side ana Had.
Jrmale Weakn-xx. 8'Tililu. Lnuxirrhrra.
arising frtrm internal ulceration and uterine
ri'"q, Dropxu. lyp 'pria, Emariritif.zL and
O-n'ral. DfbHUu. With their departure
Dr. 3. V. ATF.R . CO.. Iwfll. Mnss.,
Practical and Analvtira.1 Ohrmtaia.
KSSTSold by all Druggists and Dealers
m iuiucine. . - vino
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian
-' This standard article Is eompoudded
with the irrentest ram.
Its effects are as wonderful and satisfac
tory as ever.
It restores gray or faded lialr to its youth
It removes all crnptions, Itching and
dandrutf : uud l he scalp by its use becomes
white and clean. ;
By its tonic properties It restores tbe
capillary glands to their no. mal vlaror, pre
venting biildnesi, and making the hair
grow thick and strong. .
As a dressing nothing has been found so
cutxtimi, or oesirame. -
Dr. A. A. Hayes, State Assayer of Massa
ChnaetlS. an ra r.f if -l mnsllllir it th' be
preparation for its intended purposes."
FOB THE WIHSHXRS.
This elegant preparation may he relied
on to change the color of tlie beard f,-o'n
gray or any oilier undesirable shade, to
brown or brack, at discretion. It is easily
applied, being la on? trpoSofi,and qiueK
ly and etTculnallv produces a permanent
color which will neither rub nor wash on.
K. 1. HALL, &: CO., Kasn
ESSrftold by all Druggists and Dealers In
Modlqjnea. t :
1 i 1 r 1
1 1 1 1 ...
A CARD-S1,000 REWARD
THE ABOVE REWARD WILL BE Giv
en to an v one proving that the sales oi
the SINGER do not exceed all ot hers by
thousands npon thousands. W bile alt the
other old companies' sales in 1873 decrease
cd, the SINGER increased wonderfully,
and keep at the head, where It always Is
and should be. TITlTS BROTHERS.
Albany, Or., Sept. 25, 1874.
The table ot Sewing Machine Sales for
1873 shows that our sales last year am
ounted to 233 444 (two hundred and
thirty two thousand, four hundred and
orty-fonr) f Afachines, beinpr a larwc in
crease over the sales of the previous year
The table also shevs that onr sales Ei-eet-l
tlione of any other Company, lor
theperlotl named, oy tne nnmw-roi 119.
SS4 Machines, or nearly double those of
any other Company. . "
It tnav ne tun her srarea mar me saies
of 187a, "as compared wilh those of 1S74,
snow a relatively larger increase, iwyonu
tbe sales of other makers, than of any
ror instance in is we soia .i.utiu mnro
Machines than any otherCompany.where-
ss, li 173, t he sales were
113,204 IHWhlnra in mkh oi our
These figures are all tlie more remark
able, for the leason that the sales of tbe
principal Companies In 1873 are,ln Hutu
their Males in whereas, as has
!een shown, onr tuilca have largely
The account of sales Is from mtrrn returns
mnde to tbe owners ot the Sewing Machine
It will hardlv be dented, that the superi
ority of the MXtiEK MACHINES is fully
demonstrated-at all events lhat their
popularity in the household is unques
Name of So. Sold. or
Machines. 1S72 1H73 Pecrcase
Sinner Mrs Co....-21.718-2S2,444 In. 12.1H8
Secor 8. M. Co 811 3.430 " S.H1S
W. & W. Mf'sr Co.. .174,ut lW.iao Iic.M.HtM
lomesticS. M. Co.. 4il..r.-4; 4o.ll
Grover A Bilker Co. 62,010 3B.T79
Weed 8. M. Co 42.44 21.7i
Wilson S. M. Co ... 22,5 21,247
How Machine Co.. (no returns.)
Wilcox A tiibtw Co. S2S9 15,81
American B. II Co. 18.S139 14,182
Florence 8. M. Co.. 13.7513 8,980 "
TIIE SINGER MANUFACTURING
3 Union Square, New York.
Ascents, Albany, Crcgou.
J E W ELRY,
Silver & Plated Ware,
and ' .
irASrFACTCHEl) AND APJUSTEL
itJL especially lor the Paciuc Coart by the
NATIONAL ELGIN WATCH CO.
of Elgin, Illinois, viz :
WATCH, and we most confidently- r.c
nminend them to the pnblle, as possessing
more jrood qualities for the price than any
ouier vwncii in tne marner.
w e also Keep all other brands of Elsln
Waltham and Swiss Watches. Clocks. Jww-
eiry, silver ana i-iatea w are,
Pistols and Cartridges.
63!" Repairing a Specialty. .J3
CaT-AU Work none and Uood Kol4
Warranted to be na Represented
J. D. TITUS.
JT. B. TITUS
AT Jons GARTER'S OX.D STAND, '
First street ALBANY. ORKRON
i Anniversary Ball !
To be given at
Pacific Opera Hoase, Albany,
MONDAY EVE'NO, FXB. 22, '75
Gen. M. Brown,
O. P. Tompkins, Esq
iaj. o. K. lierron,
Hon. J. K. Wenthcrford.
J. II. Rcid, Esq. - 1. P.
G. C. Blakely, Esq. ' J. L.
Hon. H. H. Glirrey. Hon. J. B. Lee-
EUGENE. ' JEFFEKSOK.
Col.C.W. Fitch. D. Looney, Esq.
RECEPTION" COMMITTEE :
M. A. Baker. Esq., Cant. P. C. Harner,
Cant- Humphrey, Hon. eo- R. ilelm,
Cal. Burkhart. Esq
FLOOR COMMITTEE :
R.S.Pri'-e. Ed. U. M.Carter, J.B.Titus,
Jos. Webber, MaJ. John Parker.
Tickets, ineludlnir Sapper, M OO.
STOVES X STOVES I
From this date until further notice, I will
. sell a ,
CHOICE SELECTION OF
Stoves & Eange
PUMPS, HOSE, &C.
, W. n. McFARLAND. '
Albany, Dec. 10, 1871-13
. Maeblne Sales of