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TERMS -IN ADVASCK.
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To clubs of twenty. each copy -. 00
S ne-le copies Ten cents.
Rnbscriliera outside of Idnn county will be
eharired 80 cents extra 2 70 for the year as
that in the amount of postatre per annnro
which we ire required to pay on each paper
mailed by us. - -
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, .1875.
Arenta for tbe Register.
The following named gentlemen are author
ized to reoetve and receipt for suliscriptions
to the Rfhstfr in the localities mentioned :
Messrs. Kirk & Hume Brownsville.
Robert Glass i . Crasfordsville.
W. P. Smith.
O. P. Tomnkins
. n. Clanghtnn
A. Wheeler Co. . . .
Messrs. Smith A Brasfield...
J. B. Irvine
Thos. H. Reynolds
W. Water house
, .Junction Hty.
BcsrsESW Aorar.-Wa hare secured the ser
vices of Mr. Henri T. 8ayrs, who whill hereaf
ter act as Business Agent for the Register.
Letter Iron Wisconsin.
The appended letter was received a day
or two since by a subscriber uIebanon,
who forwarded it to us, with a request to
copy aud answer. The letter reads as fol
lows : -
WATRAxr. Wis.. March 17, T5.
' IX AK Srta : When a acboolby I always looked
npon the Pacifle coast of tbe Union as some
sort of paradise; bat It was, in those days (when
we were without railroads 1880), a too for off
country for me to indulge in even dreams of
ever getting there. Although those childish
Imaginations of mine have now vanished.
nevertheless still feeLa longing to be there, as
I think in a clime like the Willamette Valley is
described to be, I should be more happy than in
this frigid zone, with tbe thermometer at 1'
below zero while I am writing this, and where,
during January and February, this winter, the
mercury never rose above aero. Therefore
am dete-mlned to change my residence. Hav
ing sold my form already, I am now studying
your State, with a view of settling there.
Would you have the kindness to give me infor
mation about your neighborhood ?
I should like to know what the chances are of
getting a farm of from 80 to 160 acres, improved
or unimproved, combining prairie and timber
on it for the wants of a former, situated in a
good locality, such as a friend of nature and a
lover of scenery would like to live in and enjoy
Ufa. Also, tbe price, terms, etc., such a farm
could be purchased for.
It you will give me an answer to the forego
ing inquiry, I shall be very aracta obliged.
K. B. I am a German, therefore one more
question. Are there any of my countrymen
yet in your neighborhood?
March 18th thermometer 20 below zero just
after sunrise. A, Z.
The Willamette Valley it full of pictur
esque and even grand scenery, and the
lover ot natural objects and scenery of the
Boost exquisite beauty can fiud something
to delight tbe eye on every hand. No
. Where in its whole extent, probably, is the
Valley more than fifty miles in width,
narrowing down in places to probably not
, wore than fifteen miles, the broad and
majestic Willamette river, its margin
fringed witb timber, passing through it on
Us way to tbe sounding sea. On each side
of the valley, like sentinels, stand the ever
lasting Mils, growing wider and broader
and taller and grander as the'distance in
creases, clothed from base to apex with
luxuriant forests of fir, pine, etc., afford
lng an Inexhaustible supply of timber for
all tbe wasit3 of the farmers in the valley.
. Here and there scattered over the prairies
of the valley, are little groves of oaks and
other trees, while bordering the little creeks
and rivulets that come bounding down the
mountain sides, nermeatinjr the " low
lands " in every direction, singing and
plashing their way with apparent delight
to tbe river, are alder, and sometimes oak
and firs, in sufficient quantity generally
for fuel to the dwellers on their banks.
Grand hills or " buttes " here and there
shoot up from the level plain, hundreds of
feet Into tbe air, sometimes covered with
dense forests, but oftener bare of timber.
. but covered with luxuriant grass, affording
excellent pasturage ; while from their tops
the lover of nature can behold such a pano
rama, so grand and beautiful, as no pen
can adequately portry or pencil transfer.
JjuaA can be purchased. In any desired
quantity, of almost any kind and quality
desired, within ten or fifteen miles ot this
city, tor from $20 to $40 per acre. An
Improved farm, near this city or Lebanon,
well watered and wooded, can be obtained.
often by paying a small portion of the pur
chase money down. We know of 200
' acres, witb good improvements, but a short
distance from this city, six or seven miles
irom Lebanon, a number one form in every
respect we are told, that is offered for $40
-. per acre, one-fourth of tbe purchase money
down, balance at 10 percent. . Other farms
ein be obtained, perhaps not so well Im
f , proved,' for less money. Any person, with
money, can buy a farm in the valley.
lo trie last inquiry we answer, yes,
There are quite a number of Germans In
I-inn county, and they are among our best
citizens, some of them being large land-
bolder. . .
, A Good Suggestion. Spelling matches
are all the rage in California arid in the
Eastern States, and not only are they pro-
doctiye of a good deal of fun, brightening
cp tbe memories of old and young, but a
small admission fee is charged, and the
money thus collected is donated to some
charitable object. ,Th suggestion is that
' the Ladles Aid Society secure tbe Opera
or Court House some evening soon, and
give an old-Cisliloned spellinV' charging
sv tit or two hit admission. ' There are one
or two cases ot distress In the city, and tbe
money thus obtained would do ajmod deal
of good, and no one would feel unable to
go and enjoy the occasion.
The XtolSschilda have issued the pros
pectus of a oew Eaesian loan ef 15,000,
500, with Interest 8 4i per cent, per
aunom, to be issued at 63 per cent, of tbe
total amount. 'Eight tcUJloo pounds are
ejTered for subscription la tLvndon the
t&lzao is resented for k. Petersburg.
A writer in the Qrfaxtt for April offers
some thoughts that may not have occurred
to the general reader, in a short disquisi
tion 'on tlte possibilities and capabilities of
the United States.' This writer suggests
that while we are still distant irom the
limit of our population, we are probably
much nearer it than we suppose. In
speaking of the "bom idles West, " we do
not always take into consideration tliat a
large portion of our country west of the
Mississippi valley is comparatively value
less. "Xine hundred miles from east to
west in tlie latitude ot San Francisco
from tlie eastern slopes of the Roeky Monn-
tains to tlio western walls of the Siena
Nevadas the larger portion ot the country
is a howling, irreclaimable wilderness;
and from Mexico to Canada, twelve hun
dred miles from north to sooth, surveyors
tell us the great aggregate of country is an
un watered country of barren mountains
and sterrile highlands, a domain of min
erals and of snow, " whose elevation is so
great as to render it unsuitable for- the
habitation of an agricultural people. "
While I he total area of the United Slates
and Territories is estimated at three ami a
half million square miles, one million miles
must be deducted as mountains or barren.
Much of it is a mile too iiigh in tlie air for
tlie ripening of crops in our latitudes.
Wyoming contains 97,000 square miles,
not a foot of which is less than 4,000 feet
above the sea level ; Utah is the average
of the summits ot the Alleghauy moun
tains, while Nevada is hardly lower than
Utah. The writer says : "At the Navaj
farm in Arizona, when the Indians hud
with great labor brought forward a crop
of corn and planted young orchards, Ion
the night of May 31st, 1871, a storm of
sleet froze every plant ami tree solid to the
gtouud. If there were no other causes,
elvation alone would render halt the far
West unfit for tlie farmer. "
General W. B. Hasten tells us Irom his
own observation, in tlie AfortJi American
AV?rr (January 1875). that "the western
limit of our agricultural land his already
been reached bv settlements along the
frontier, Irom the Rio Grande to the 49th
parallel of latitude. " "From the 100th
meridian to the Sierrti Nevada mountains,
a distance ot twelve hundred miles, there
is not more than one acre to tlie hundred
that' has any appreciable value for agri
cultural purposes, or that will for tbe next
hundred years sell for any appreciable
sum. Moreover, for one hundred miles
before reaching tliat meridian, there is
comparatively little good land. " And he
adds: "Tlie phenomena ot (lie formation
ntl rapul growth or new. rich, and popu
lous States will no more be seen in our
present domain." No; tlie westward-
roiling tide ot population is already beat-
ng against the limits or our fiabitable do
main ; and there, except for a ; scanty
popu'ation of miners and graziers, tlie
proud wave must be stayed. Doubtless
our habitable country is to be muclt more
thickly settled than at present. But this
does not imply that our population is t
rival that of India or China.
Oriotw asd EmdofThisgs-Tm DooOmois
or the HVPEKUREASS.-In the legends of the
TinneD. living lnmnd. nortnenst or tne Kon-
Uortvs the familiar Bird and Dok asntin aprnnr.
These legends tell ns that the world existed at
first as a areat ocean irequenteu only by an im
mense Bird, the beating of whoae wings was
thunder, and its glance lightnings This great
nviiur monster deuended and touched the wat
ers, npon which the earth rose ii) and appealed
above t hern; it touched the earth, and there-
rmm catne every living creature.--except tlie
Tinneh. w ho owe t heir origin to a 1 o. There
fore it is tliat to this day a do's lleh is an
abomination to the Tinneh. as are also all who
eat sncn nesli. A few years betore Captain
Franklin's visit thev almost ruined themselves
by following the advice of some fanatic refor
mer. Convinced by him of tlie wickedness of
exacting lalior from their near relations, the
doss, they got rid at. once of the sin and of all
temptation to its recommissiou, by killing
every car in their possession.
xo return to ine origin or tne unncn, tne
wonderful Bird Itefore mentioned made and
presented to themapeculiararrow, wliicn they
were to preserve for aK time with great care..
But they would not ; they misappropriated ft)e
sacred shaft to some common use, and imme
diately the great Bird flew away never to re
turn, wiin us acpanure enaei tue lioioen
Aire of the Tinneh; an asce in which men lived
till their throats were worn through with eat
irne. and t heir feet wit h walkinir. From advance
sheets of Bancroft's "Kative Races,'' VoL ILL
The Grangers are determined to erect a
fine large mill in this city, on the bank of
the Willamette, with seven or eight run of
stone, tlie Intention being to send no more
wheat out of tlie country, but to-convert I!
into flour and ship the flour. By doing
this thev not only increase the industries
in tbe county by that much, but they save
paying out a vast amount of cash annually
for offal, for which they obtain nothing
when sent to Europe. They argue that
there Is less loss, too. in tbe shipment ot
flour than wheat. Tbe conversion of tbe
wheat into flour will leave a large amount
of offal which the farmer needs to feed to
nisnocK. ine more nran ana snorts net
feeds to his stoefc. the less onts he will have
to raise for this purpose, adding that much
rr .hut mnnh
more tana to oe sowed to wneac.
Packages of two ounces in weight are
forwarded tight miles in two seconds by
tbe general postoffice department of Vksn
na by the pneumatic system. This con
sists of a system of pipes, six Inches In
diameter, laid three feet under ground,
trom which the air is exhausted by power
ful engines. The pipes . are polished
smooth lnskle. tbe package of . letters or
other matter to be sent. Is placed In
India rubber cylinders of various lengths.
then placed in these pipes from which the
air has been pumped, an away they go in a
Tbe burning of a grocery store in Clin
ton, Mass., on tbe 12th, also destroyed,
Mrs. Din8tnore and her fattier, who were
living In rooms over the store. On the
same day, at Vineyard, the resi
dence of Mr. P. P. Clifford was burned.
His wife, who was sick and unable to leave
her room, perished in tbe flames. ;
' An attempt was made : last ' Saturday
night to burn the city of Petaluma, Cal-
ifornia. Two young men of tbe city were
arrested on suspicion,, and confessed - to
doing the deed. A couple ot young men.
a few evenings since, set lire to an old
tannery in Salem. They are In jail.
Arson seems to bs fashionable and our
people should be on their guard. - v :-
Tt is announced that a ' train of 100
wagons, with 600 persons, and a band ot
cows, has or will start for the Pacific
coast from Kansas City, " soon. ' Em'gra.
t!orc to Oregon and California promises to
be lively the coming summer. ,
Pet. McCartney, the noted, counterfeiter,
has been recaptured.
- The recent strike among tlie coal miners
in one. or two counties in Pennsylvania,
which lias caused no little trouble and great
alarm, necessitating 'the calling out ot the
military, it is announced. Is at an end. and
we hope tlie announcement may prove
true. , ' ' j
announced that- the Bessemer
steamer, constructed t overcome tlie mo
tion of the sea. made a trip recently trom
Gravesend to Calais, with satisfactory
results. , I
Vol iiey V. Smith, ex-Governor of Ar
kansas, has been appointed Consul at St
Thomas, West Indies. ; -
On Wednesday evening D. D. G. S., (A.
Noltner, was to Institute an Encsitnpineilt
of the I.O.O.F., at Olyinpia. W. T.
Tlie crusaders are already opening jup
along the line, but create no special ex
citement. Tlieir day has gone by.
Mrs. Tiltoii is expected to go on
witness stand as soon as Bceclier goes
which probably occurred yesterday.
Tlie Humane Society of Bologne. Frariee,
lias voted a gold medal to Paul Boyittpn.
At the Amity school meeting a tax of
$2,500 coin was voted to build a new school
house. Col, Cornelius was elected director ami
If. G- Guild clerk for the Cornelius school
district on Monday. j
At Forest Grove.' Hon. A. Ilinnian was
elected director and A. S. Watt was j re
elected clerk of the district.
The wolves are working on the Cove.
Union county. They have never before
been known to be so intimate. j
The Jimtrrl reports a discovery of a cvl
mine in Cliehalem valley which furnishes
a good article of fuel for grates and stoves.
Another clean-up of the Virtue mine.
Bilker ('ity. was made on the 2d. of eijjht
davs run, making a bar valued at' $5,
600. T!. Tl. Cooper has concluded an engage
ment with the Yaqnina railroad company
for the immediate prosecution of the sur
vey of the route as chief engineer. i
At th school election at layfon
Monday, the rieople voted : down the
nt ut ion to raise the sum ot $400 by
ation, hut made up the amount by
From a private letter from Gardner, the
Vfaindextler learns that three vessels lmve
just been laden and sent from the o!d null,
and one from the new mill. Health of
the place good, and improvements march
ing on. i 1
The Astoria says: "Alont $1,000 has
been subscribed toward the road from
Fort Clatsop lo Sea Side, anil prospects
are fair for somethinsr lieing doie. in the
matter at an early day. The O. S. X.
Co.. evince a determination to assist the
Over f 400 have been subscribed at Ore
gon City, for the relief of the widow of
Samuel Newman who was drowned at that
piace a few days ago. This is a hand
some indication .f the geuerosity of tlie
people of that city.
TheTT. S. mail to and from 'Wallowa
has been interrupted by the late snow
storms, which were the most severe ever
known in that portion of the country,
snow falling in many places to the depth
ot four feet in 24 hours. j j
A letter irom Umatilla county dated
March 29th says : Tlie winter here
hangs on with the tenacity of grim death.
In consequence a large number of stock
have passed in their clnvk. and stock
raisers are wearing countenances some
what elongated. I i
John Martin, of Salem Prairie, informs
the Farmer mat he ha forty acres of wheat
growing that lie considers tlie best he ever
raised. John says he cultivated the land
last year in corn. otatoes. pumpkins, etc..
and imadu enough ofFir to pay well for his
trouble, and the crop this year is actually
better than after a summer fitllow.l He
considers that the best, way to summer
fallow, or rest land and prepare to renew it
in wheat. f j
On the 2d inst.. at night, a burglar en
tered the store of Mr. Burns at McMinn
ville, by boring around and cutting out a
panel in one of the front doors. He help
ed himself to a lot of clorhing, and ' took
eight or ten dollars in small change from
tlie money-ilra wer." At last accounts Mr.
Burns snpjoed his loss to he in the neigh
borhood of $ 150, but could not as yet tell
wliat had been taken. j
Mr. Henry Fuller, who has just come
over the mountains from Goose 'Lske val
ley, informs tlie Jfecord! that the winter
there has been mild and; stock have done
well. Tlie population in tliat region has
increased Considerably grid the business of
stock-raising' promises (to be profitable.
The great want of the people there is a
regular mail, and they consider tlie want
of it a great deprivation. , j
Tlie Coo Bay jVetoai savs the startling
m nr An unoL-o thA f i, ,h
Uirt nr Emnim hW Wrsdav t.irht. h
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1st ihsc., about i o'ciock. Arthur Iewis.
tbe U. S. mail carrier discovered too bright
a light in the U. S. cii"toiii houe office in
Luse's new building, and hi the meantime.
Charles Mack saw the same, who acted
promptly in the premises by breaking the
window with an ax. and soon extinguish
ed tne nre. neing erneientiy aided oy 3lr,
Geo. Wasson. and others.
The Yamhill Reporter says: "Gen
fa i mer came over from salmon river one
day recently, and he reports a very bad
streak of fortune upon himself. He had a
Isrge baud of cattle in that country. :out of
wmcn lie nas iot isu tieart during the
winter. Tlie General says a dead wliale.
measuring 50 feet. long. Washed into the
month of Solmon river fl tew day ago.
ami it. v iiKeiy tnat riiere will be some
whalebone in thi part of the country now.
jiKigmg irom me calculations that are
being made. " . ! I
From the JSentinel; "Not lon since
.T. W. Moxiey, the champion 'shootist' of
Union county, vhile hunting In the moun
tains, ran across a nana or twenty deer.
anti arter Killing ave ot ttiem, ran the re
maining fifteen overXa ridge, into a soft
snow-drift, where thev became lionelesslv
swamped": though under the circumstances
they became so domestic that M. W. '
ordained tliem on the spot by going through
the process of laying on of hands i he also
took a dieovery claim by marking
several of them with a 'crop off the left
year' and a 'split in the right' his (X)
The lioard of trustees of the Statei Agri-
vuiuiiTti voiivgn riiftnc orrailH mursu-
nut m chi i oi tne freHKienc, ; at Ji-it clock
tr. sk.a on wetinestiay. April 7thL The
presiiieut pnnonin. that the object! ot the
""J uoaru was lO maKe pro
vision for the payment of the Locke war;
rant, and take steps to relinquish the re-
iiiaiiiing oeoc against the agricultural
farm. On motion the tivasnrot. Wfltt It-
Ptnicted to rmy the Looke warrant mit of
uieii Limeys iiiws f nac canje into m
...,. .ira ,iiiiuee on - agricultural
farm tendered their i restenation. ! which
J" ccep red. ; A motion was made that
- veiey do appointed a com.
mitree or one to superintend tne agricul-
W es I 14 Ut
A grange lodge was recently organized
in H illapu. valley by deputy Markl am.
It is reported that there is no flour in
Donglas county seems to be the choice
for Missourians who come to Oregon.
We understand' that parties are now in
Tillamook for the purpose of building a
There are several logging camps on the
river near Klkton, cutting logs for the
Gardner mills. :
At the city election in Eugene last Mon
day 227 votes were cat u increase of 17
over any preceding election.
Capt. L. Cofiln has received his com
mission as register in the land office soon
to he estibli-hfd at the Dalles.
There are no two places in Southern
Oregon where the ieople of one place visit
the other as uiuch as those of Koseburgand
Dr. Hamilton, the President of tlie Coos
Bay Wagon Koad Company, has sent or
ders to have their road cleared of obstacles
The governor has appointed AV. K.
Leveridge. '.q., formerly of Salem but
now of San Francisco, honorary commis
sioner of emigration to Oregon for the
Stafe of California.
I. W. Dimmick. of Elkton. in company
with another gentleman, killed two large
panthers last week. These animals have
been making sad havoc on the sheep in
tliat section'of country.
Mr. Renfrew, the mail carrier on the
McKenzie route, from Kugene to Ochoco,
on the Cascade mountains, reports a ter
rific storm week before lat in which lie
came very near losing his life. '
Mr. I. F. M. Butler, ot Polk county,
last, week receive I a painful but not dan
gerous blow on the le g from an iron hand
spike which he had inserted under the sill
of i house I hat was being moved on run
ners. Mr. Bewley. the mail carrier between
North Yamhill and Tillamook, reports
altotit eight, feet of snow on tlie -summit f
!lieenat mountains. The snow extends
about eight miles and has to be crossed on
On last Thursday the Marion County
Judge examined a convict at the State
Penitentiary, who was pronounced insane
by lr. Richardson. Ills name is Smith,
from Multnomah county. This is the
same person tliat stabbed Dr. Glass last
The Ssnlem Itermrt says: "'i here at-
rived at this postottiee thirteen bags of
public documents, direct from the nation
al capital. Kindling material is not as
valuable now as earlier in the session, hut
is always acceptable to the frontier settle
ments. Capt. Ticlinor. of Port Orford. reports
the discovery of a tine lead of coal neat
that place which he pronounces superior
to anything he has yet seen on the Pacific
coast, both in thickness and quality. "
Qipt. Furlong, so we learn, intends to
put a steamer of 200 tons burden on the
trade between the Co-piiHe and San Fran
cisco. A steamer of that size could go in
and out of the river at almost any time.
Governor Grover has appointed the fol
lowing gentlemen honoraiy commission
ers of emigration t Oregon; .1. W.
Knight, of Grand Rapids, for tlie Suite of
Michigan: A. G. Allan for the Province
ofOtago. in New Zealand, and James
Frazer. of Windsor. Canada, tor the Pro
vince of Ontario, Canada West.
The Iewrstoii (Idaho), , paper says :
'During the week. Snake river has risen'
some four or five feet and Clearwater has
risen considerable, tint not so much as
Snake. The weather has been quite cool
and tlie sudden rise is owing to the copious
snows on the low mountains so unusual
in past seasons. From all appearances
we will have a boat about UMj-nrst ot May.
if not lieforc. "
The Lewistoii yortTiemer of the 3d inst..
says: "the Jlonnt Idaho stage was un
able to proceed from Mason's Tuesday
morning on account of tlie depth and yield
ing condition of the snow. There is so
much snow on Craig s Mountain that it i
not likely it will be passable for horses for
several week. Tlie carrier will try to
reach Mount Idaho by going up the Clear
water and thus keep oil of the mountain. '
The Acalmic'ie say: "The mountains
of Idaho Territory abound in valuable
trees, such as pine, fir, hacmatac, etc. The
abundant water power will give all the
facilities for the establishment ot numer
ous saw mills, and these In turn ought to
give en ploy ment to a large titunlier of
mechanics and lahonng men. I he bulki
ng of railroads would develop the lum
bering interests and create an immense
business in this great staple oi ltseir.
The Lafayette Courier says: "We were
sorry to see so few ol tlii citizens out to
attend the school meeting on the oth inst.
Had it been a horse show, in all probability
the entire court yard would have been
crowded. A motion was made for the
directors to call a meeting the first Mon
day in May for the puroseor, levying a
tax so tliat a public school could be held
nine months in the year. This motion
was voted down. We do not believe a tax
can ever be levied in this district. Jas.
T. Hembree was elected director for the
period of three years, white j. K. Hub
bard performs the arduous duties ot clerk
tor one year.
A petition Is circulating in Hillsboro in
favor of giving Miss Mazy Brown the post-
Ornce at that place.
Tlie district schools in Douglas county
opened generally on Monday of this week
for tne year, k wo scnoois negau in uiik
land, one in the old town and One in the
Mr. J. L. Parrish, of Salem, has In his
possession an ancient Bible that is, sup
posed to lie three hundred years old. It
was printed in uertuany, aou pruueu in
the oldest text..: . ; ... 4
The Elizabeth Quartz Mill Company, of
Jacksor county, cleaned .up for Mm first
timo lat week after, crushing 93 tons ot
rock, which averaged about f 15 per ton;
one-half of which is a profit.
- Mr. MeMahon. the brother of tlie mur
dered man, has gone to Douglas county to
take charge ot the hand of slieep found in
the possession of Barden and belonging to
Daniel JucMahon. '
Mr. Tinton writes under March 7th
from Warner Lake that out of his band of
cattle, numbering 600 head, he has lost
but one. - The greatest depth of snow was
eigne incurs, aui tue giounu was co
' The Marion county Woman Suffrage
Association met at Salem last Saturday
Th attendance was- small.' and, after
some discussion, the body adjourned until
the second Saturday In May, when a reg
ular debate will take place.
The Thos. Evre donation land claim on
Salem Prairie, four miles northeast of
Salem, the nroherf.v of J. II.- MooreM Eq.
containing 240 acres, has just been sold to
Simon and Richard Swr i ts for the sum; of
$7,200, gold coin, or $32 per acre.
The Olympla Farmer says: The weather
has been so cold and, stormy; of late that
uwimlnn 1 verv backward. Everything
is about twenty tlavs later than at this
time last year." Fruit buds are pushing
forwsid now, but tlie grass Has scarcely
started. ., - - t
- 'flu firmers rf Bentou county have
farmed a joint stock company for tlie pur-
nose ot building a large warehouse on the
trriv of Green B.. Smith, on . the bank of
the Willamette. There are one hundred
shares at $20 each, no one man being allow
ed over ten share.
Freight is three cents a nound trom
Roseburg to Jacksonville.
The Twin 6'i'sters sailed from tbeCoqullle
a week ago last Thursday.
The IioMink was the only vessel left at
Gardiner at last accounts.
Coos county has an extra good tax col
lector. Out of 28,000, less tluin pOO are
The total fall of snow nt Baker City the
past winter up to April 7ih, was 6 feet 9
The Coos county Hecnrl will be pub
lished on Wednesday, instead of Thursday,
The Coos Bay wagon road is said to
have lvH-ome impassable for teams through
a landslide during the recent storm.
At the school election, in Jacksonville,
M. Hanley was elected director tor three
years and Silas Day clerk tor one .year.
The custom house at Coos Bay caught
fire last week, and but for a timely dis
covery would have made a great conflag
Rev. T. II. Small and Rev. McAllister
will debate the question ot Universalis!!!
at McAlpin'a ' schoolhouse. in Marion
count-, on the 24th ot next month.
Mr. Moras, of Coos county, will prob
ably lose the sight of one of his eyes from
the elTect of getting hit in it with a small
A special meeting of the Washington
Council of Patrons ot Husbandry - will le
held at HUlsboro on the 19th iii.-t., at 10
The sale of the Coos bay wagon road,
announced two months ago. finally fell
through, and in consi.quence tin; original
owners still remain in possession.
Tlie new building being erected in Ba
ker City for the Sisters' school is being
rapidly pushed to completion. It will, lie
an ornament to the city when completed.
The Sentinel learns that the California
and Oregon Stage Company have received
a renewal of contract lo tsirry the daily
mail between Redding and Roseburg.
Mr.' Jay Turtle was elected school di
rector, and Mr. John Kastabrooks school
clerk for school district No. 0. embracing
F.mpire City and South Slough, Coos
One of the fine merino ewes on Gen. J.
W. Nesinitirs farm. Polk county, last
Wfek brought forth four lambs a "liter"'
ary feat, says the SMesnuiH, that deserves
Tlie hultipeii'lent, says the grangers talk
of building and running a first-class mer
chant flouring mill in' Washington county.
H illsUiro on account of its ecutrality Is
spoken of as the point of location. t
Mr. Bolt, of Utter City, is going into
the potato business on the (Joquille. He
intends to sdip 4(K) tons next fall. He
exta'ct fbeseed up on the next steamer.
There is prolwbly no country in the world
that can beat the Coyuille valley for po
tatoes. There is but one business stand and only
two dwelling houses .not rented itv Hills
horo now. This is a better condition than
the town presented even in the time of the
railroad excitement in '72.
Col. J. L. Mv.ek lectured to fair au
diences at the Grove and Cornelius last
week, and this week he has gone up into
Yamhill county to tell the people aliout
the wonders of the Rocky mountain
A new town, called Paradise City, has
been started in opposition to Moscow, up
in Idaho. I lie rivalry is said to be very
lcrimonions. One is the St. Louis and
the other the Chicago of the Northwest.
The iiast winter has lieen wrv favorable
for stock in the vicinity of Grav's Harbor :
bur the cold rain storms of March have
been pretty severe on cattle, and some
have d ieil.
At a meeting' of Olvmpla Grange A.
A. Manning was elected secretary, rice
J. M. Scott resigned. Mrs. Georgia
Smith was ehor-en lecturer, and Miss. Mary
L. W oodrutr chaplain.
Il is the general Impression among
gai-detiers that this season will lie the
earliest for vegetables ever known in the
Umpqna valley. New potatoes will be in
market by the 1st prox.
An o!d fashioned spelling school will be
heltl at I lie Presbyterian church. In Olym-
pia, on Thursday evening next. We . sug
gest that it the attendants sped everv-
. I '. . 1 ... . I . C I i.
lung else, i nev irv Mine oi i ne J. -urea k
ing names of rivers, towns, counties and
post olhces in Washington lerntory.
Young's River Grange. Patrons of
Husbandry. Clatsop eomity. are making
arrangement for a picnic and festival to
celebrate Memorial Day, Satni-d.iv. May
1st, lS7o. At the same time if is propos
ed to lav the corner stone of a new build
ing to lie dedicated to grange liuriioses. A
steamer will be chartered, to convey all
who will go from Astoria, and it is con
template! to have the public, private and
Sunday schools present on this occasion.
At the school meeting at the Dalles Mr.
T. Waldrnn was re-elected a director for
the term of three years, and Mr. K. B.
Mctariand was re-elected clerk.- A siie-
ciai tax ot m'e mills was then voted to run
the school, with the understanding that
Prof. Barrett should be the principal, and
that the term would commence on the 1st
ot September next. The amount paid out
during the past year was $2,331 71. The
present indebtedness of the district is SI.
They have a very interesting literary
society which meets in tlie college building
In Philomath. Benton county, and . pro
pose to have it hieorfiorated. and make it a
permanent institution. They are now-
collecting books for a library, and would
he thankful foranv contributions in ' that
direction. - Present officers are as follows
President. E. Godfrey: vice president.
J. Conner: si-cre-tary. B. W. Harriett:
chaplain, G. M. Stroup; ; corresponding
secretary. N. Whenldoii; treasurer, H.
Chamber; librarian. L. .Kd wards; critic.
J. Hoskins: scrgearit-at-arius. J. Ken-
Crooked Finger Pmlrle Is located fiir up
in me mountain looiiiins in tne northeast
corner of Marion county. Its altitude is
greatly above the level, of the valley
prairies, yet ir noes not seem to suiter
from unusual frosts, and all agricultural
product, cereais, . vegetables a,u trtlit
thrive tliere equally welt. Tlie Jlectrd
says tins prairie is occupied-, ny only six
families, the extent being small, but it is
especially valuable as a sheep and stock
range, winch is almost unlimited in the
adjoining timber and mountains. Strange
to say. too, there are no wild animals to
destroy flocks and herds, as the wolves
and nyotes'.'clo not remain In the moun
tains, but infest the lands nearer the main
settlements. AH things considered. Crook
ed t inger Prairie may be considered a
mud or romance tar up in the mountain
rmges, wnere rne iniiaoitMiits can pea ce-
nui.r iuuii uo ii upon a struggling world
from a remote standpoint above tlie level
oi. ordinary human troubles...
A 3few York telegram of the 1st instant
says : ten. W. G. Mank, who has hclu
many importnut offices in government
service, including that of consul genenil
nrreneu oy tne secret ser
vice officers last evening, on eluirn of
Bniuirrini, money, ana committed
to jau. At ine time or His capture, he had.
it is charged, f 200 In good greenbacks.
which had been marked for kieotiri.-sitlou
and given to nim in exchange for counter-
un vnn-eiicy.- uen. jsianK fought In tne
wr oi me reneuion, commanding oneregi-
ment in the brigade of Gen. Morton, now
u. n. senator. He draws a pension as
lieut. colonel, havlnff- been wnundud av
It is SELjiosr that wi notice anvthing in
the medical line, nor would we now, unless e
could be convinced tliat we are not. doin our
dntv as a journalist in recommending to the
public the celebrated liot anient preparations of
tnv Henry. Whoever induces the victim of
Scrotals nranv other disease of the blood, to ne
l)r. Henrv's Extract of (.arsararilla, has begun
a good work. Tiiero can be no quest Ion as to
the result of this medicine If versevered In. It
is a sure cure for Scrofula, Rheumatism. Salt
Rheum, and indeed all complaints arising from
vitnted or impure blood. It Is jnst whut a tcood
phvsteian would prescribe for these eomplninrs,
Hnd we eonftdentlv recommend it as being ihe
best article now-in use. Dr. Henry'sC'ongh Bal
sam is the most effective remedy for any n mic
tions of the Throat or Lungs that we have ever
known. It contains no deleterious drugs, and
can be taken with impunlt v and rertnint v of re
lief. Kortheeure of Coughs, Colds. Sore Throat,
etc., ttstand without a rival. Pr. Henry's Lini
ment, as an nPeviafor of pain, is unrivalled bv
any wrenaratton oemre the public: the most
skery.'ieal will be convinced by a single trial. It
-wiil prove itself k "f.-iend in need" which no
family should be without.
FINANCE AND COtVlfaEBCL
Gold in New' York 115J.' '
Iegal teiwlers 87,J-faSS.
Liverjiool wheat qnotntions are 9s 3d
9s 7d for average, and 9s 5d 9s lid or
Sa.f Francisco quotations : Wheat,
choice. $1 67 best, $1 70. Oats, best
Oregon, $1 l -1 100 as.
Eggs have advanced one cent since our
last rejiort, and are now quoted at 13c per
Butter is coming in more freely arid is
qtioted at 25c per pound.
The business depression under , which
the country has been languishing for
mouths past, seems to be gradually lifting, -
and the prospects are that money will be
easier in a few weeks, and business much
Business in this city has not been overly
brisk during the week, and we have heard
of but few transactions in grain. On
Wednesday 67 cents, we believe, was gen
erally offered for wheat, although one
house was offering 70c. Several who are
holding cotisiderable amounts of wheat
have declared their determination to hold
for 75 cents.
Potatoes $ I Sil 25 bushel.
Apples, given, retailing from stores at
62Ve per Ihx.
Chickens. &2 50S3 dozen.
Hams 13l.',c; shoulders -9c: sides 11c
I. a i d, in lOlfc cans, 31 25: in bull;. lUe
W lute beans 4c. $1 .
Onions scarce nominally $1 50 per
Beet, on foot. 4c : pork, 5Wc ; mutton
sheep, per head. $3.
SEALED BIDS WILL BK KECEIVED FOR
the erection and comnletion of n chur.-h
house for t be M. K. Church South, in Albany,
Oresrun. fiwn this date nntil May 1st, 175, the
bnilditiar to bti completed Ansnst lt. 187".
rians and wneclncatlonscan be seen nt t ne (trace
of L. II. Montavne. Kirst street, Albany, Ore
eon. The Commute reserve the rijrht to re
ject and all bids.
x. it. nmic, jrrcBiueni.
L. N. LiaGKTT, Sec.
X0W READY FOR IJISIXESS.
E. C ARTER & CO
HAVE GIVEN THEIIt - PLAXIX Mil L,
SmsIi 1iior Factor a Kener.il overhaul
ing and rer'airiiig, and greatly increased their
lac.iiitie tor doing work, tiv vuttintr in n new
WATtuMHtti. a new SHAPING MAt'HINE
and ii new PLAN bR AMI M ATCHER, all nut le
in Oregon- by Oregon mechanics and out of
Oregon iron, and aw a crevHt to i iretion.
Tlie 1'luner and Mu:cher is sreetajly mnptea
to irmlcliinir FUxiriii' id KrcsUc w-hich we
uiHke a s;iecally. and aro now nremnnl to do
wit hour delay, as we cun change the machine
from nne bind of work to another in a lew
minutes, and with our excellent water-power
are always ready to run any or all our ma
we Keep 1KKJK8, PASll ana muliukitRiwbvs
on hand, or make lo order with diiatcli. We
have niiitlt arrnngements by winch we are now
prepnrud to furnish Susii and SaSi,. loors.
prime I and jrlnzed. lo or.ler. at very near Port
mnd prices, nnu proj-wwe to make it to the
interest of ll'iilders to buy AT BiHii and
eneouratre home interests.
V it h onr new Shapek we are prepared to do
any kind of circular or lrreiruiar wont, iiiucu
better than it has ever ihhmi done in Albany.
We have t wo new firinds'ones, one for the
specinl iK'netlt oi those wishing lo grind axes or
loois oi an v Kiiiu.
In Miori. we have soared neither moncv or
laOi- oi tittliiir un our shop fordoing all kinds
oi work in onr line with nciti:es. ehciin:ie--s
nnd disoach. nud Iiv- it -rlH- r at.ie 1
onr H-ii-e for work. Ail of wliicti we hope
i lie pntiiiu will apprectare, ana continue to give
us a iim-mi snare ot tiieir iw'ronuge.
Lo Cakti.k witlalwav be on hand, withcom
lietent mechanics, rendv to serve those who
may favor us with t heir orders.
RttMsretion tut to work and prices guir-
AlljarTy, Or., April 9. 1875.
0. P. S. PLOIMER, M. I).,
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
A full stock of Trusses and Surgical appliances.
6t0ReiDler PLl'H.IIliK. jJ
BOOTS & SHOES
FOR EVERYBODY 1 ! i
FOR OLD IMEX
FOR YOVNG MEX
By Ocean Steamer, at
FIBST ST., VORSEB BKOABAIJWSt
Cheaper tban the Clieapeu.
Albany, Matyh 86, 187i-88v7
K ATH AIRON,
. , t'Exra rmtt bottle.
Hm bJea in ue ever lfslf eotory.
M Promotes Orwh, Preserve, (be
Color, Icre VKor BeBy
X Uki" Kr, Krwwets Falling; out
Sening ninctilne Holes of 18TS. -
The' labl ot Sewinir Machine ftiles for 1S73
hows that onr wi'es' last year niiionnted to
32 411 niro hundred and thirty I wo thous
and, four hundred and lorty-iour) Much lues
being a large Increase over tue mxivm ui mw
pi--vio'us year (187.) .
The tab.e also ho-v that our vales lietnl
those of'nny wtli.-r 4'inMiijr lor tho period
named, by4heiiumuerof 1 13 ieS4 Msrklinii,
or nearly double those ol any other Company.
It. limv lie further stated that tne uuien oi
1K7: u vimv,m.il with 1 h.il nt' 1872. tlW
rcta lively larxer increase, beyond he nu.e of
t ner inuKerM. nmn ol any oilier year.
For inxtum-e in 174 we Mild 45.WU more
Machines than any other Company, whereas,
inUi73. the nales were . ;
1 13 234 Jtlnrliliiea in Exeomt of onr
Kiglivwt 'ump. tltor.
These figures are all the more remSiksble,
for the ttaxin ttint the sales of Ihe piinelral
oiurunloa in 173 are Ictm rli ti-ir turn
I72: whenen. hs hits been sbown.
soli-s Iimv Inrjteiv fnereiun-el.
'ine nceount ot totleM is trom vxrn
ma le to the owners ot the Sewing Machine
It will hardlv be denied, that the mwrwiiT
ofthoSlXGKK MACHINES Is fully dtiusn-
rated--at all events that their nopiiiariur
in tliu liouschoidis unquenrtonable.
Nnmeof . So. Sold. or
Miu-hlnes. 1372 187$ Increase v
Singer Mfg Co.. ...21.7-)8-e32,414 In. 12.1B
KtwvS.M Ho 811 S.43U " 3.0l :
W. & W. Mfg Co...l74.e88 119.190 lle.64,SM
1 -oiliest ic S. M. Co. . 4".1..V4 40.114
(ivover&BukerCo. 52,1.10 i.l7 "
WeedS. M. Co 4'.',444 21,719 "
Vrt.won S. M. Co ... 2-2,W 1,447 "
How Miichine Co.. (no retnniM.)
Wia-ox A liiblw C'4. 23,39 lfl.twl
American B. II Co. 1S.93.'I 14,182 "
Florence S.M Co.. 15.7HS 8.U00 "
TnE SINGER MAXL-FACTCKIXG
Union Square, Xew York.
Agents, Albmiy, (tgoii,
Silver &, Plated Ware,
MAXI-FACTUBED AND AliJlSTKl
esiieciftlly lor the faciiie Coact by the
NATIONAL ELGIN WATCH CO
of Elgin, Illinois, viz:
lultroriiia nnd .
WITt'll, and we most confidently - rjrora
mcud tht-in ni the pulilic, as possewlng uiunt
irood finalities for the price than any other
Watch in the market.
We also Keep al! other brands of Kliiln.
Walthain itttd Swiss Watches, Clocks, Jcwclrj',
Silver and Plated War-,
CsrT Kepolring a Siecuilty.
J3S All Work Iuiie and jMits liold,
Warraiitcd to be as Rcrtseutel.
J. . TXTVS. J. B. TITUO.
AT JOHN OATRHi old STAND,
First street. ALBAX Y, OREGON,
Aver' feiarfapurllla, '
tor r. rlfjlngr the Blood.
This couinonnd of
the vegetable alters
1 1 v e , fa rsapsrilla.
IHiek, : 8tllJtnKl an. I
Mandrake with tho
Iodides of I'oiassiuB
and Iron tnukeo
lnotit treetiii,l j.nM.
sCot" a serivtt of com
plaints which are v-ry
preva.ent and affl let
iug. ll luiliies the
b ood, pnrgea out the
hirkimr liuniom In tiw.
system. ttiAt nmleriuine hcalib and tttletmo
troublesome disorieis. Kru itlnns of the skin
are the nimearance on the snriaeeof hnntnra
that nbotild be expelhid from ihe hiood. In.
temnl dentngemet a are ihe detenu inai ion of
these same hnmoi-s io tHimeiiiternal iunn,or
oruans. whose action they dvi-nnge, and wIiomq
tnls-ance they disease and destroy. Auk's
SAMSAPAi:n.x,A expeis these humors from the
pai:ti.l.a exiHiis iiiei numors from the
When they are gone, the disorders they
n tlisppear, such us Vlo rrttiom of t&
NtcnuHm, Kiclnt-ys, l.ungt, Eruptiimt ant
ErvpLirr 7t-o' 0 fx- Mm. 6. Anthcnjf' J-'irt,
JinUn, Trmvrs, T.-Uer awi Unit Jiluvm, timid
H-rut, tttnrmvrm, tjlors aiul & res, : AAww
(i.tm, J ' um'iiia, fain- in Wi.- Hm-t, iirt( antt
H,al, It-male IV t aJnu , . t) eruuy, Z,- tuyrrhru
arurino fnm tiuemril vlvjralttn tuvt tmtvrhw
dif-oM 7Vryjf, ivneptta, ICmaeintimi anH
Uirn rnf DtitUUy. With their departure Lejlih.
reiiiriiA. -'''' : , .,-..-,,
j.&KPAra n by " '
Dr. jr. V AYt W .- 4. S.OWFU, Mass..
PrnttticHl and AnalyticuJ Chemists.
CJT Sold by all lu-utfgisui and IetUerfi In
Medicine. ... , , v7na
JlalPa Vegetable Sicilian
IT A. I II RE N E V E R I
This sttindtn-d article is compoudded, with,
the greatest care.
- Its etl eels areas wonderful and sat iv fact orv
as ever. -
It restores gray or faded hair to it youthful
It removes all eruptions. Itching irnd dsn
rdntT; and the scalp by Its use becomes whim
and clean. ., , "
By its tonic properties It restores the ennll.
ki-y glands to their no.roal vieror, pi-event ina
lnndness, and making the hair grow thick kail
- As a dressing nothing has been found sa
eaixslual, or desirable.
ln 1 A U..U1.U & .fa A......-.. .
jetM, ssyspf It: ; consfcier It th tVmporn
Mua (or its intended purpoKcs.nv jw
Duckingham'o - Dyo,;
yon tiiie wmsmW.
no yoo. wtu Par,' Btomac Comm.
llexlor If s, f. w :,mb ,f
IIAUAV8 !AUOLIA llAIa KrUT
yottiio yout herr oontwt: i 4
way wttto RMtneos, BIu-b mnm m
pli-m. Overrent th ritwliMi T
ot keas, rstltfMe aai