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In the southwestern part of Oregon, on the
Paclflo Coast, west of tho coast range of
mountains, lies the most boautlful valley In
America, If not In tbo world.
Tue Coqullle rlvor, from which this valley
derives its name, rises In tbo Coast range of
mountains by three principle branches which
by their ramifications drain nearly the whole
eastern part of Coos county, and a portion of
Curry county on the south. Tnese branches
unite to form the main river, which runs In a
northwesterly direction to about the middle
of the county, then directly wost for six or
seven miles, then southwesterly, forming an
Imperfect horseshoo, and then turning west
erly again discharges Its waters into the
ocean, eighteen miles south of Cape Arage.
From the mouth of this river to the forks,
is forty-five miles, with tide water all the
way. It is, on an average, seventy yards
wide, deep and still, with a gently flowing
current to or from the tea, according to the
way the tide is setting, and Its banks are
overhung by willows, maplo, ash and alder
trees, and the beautiful and fragrant ever
green myrtle bends Its green head and
reaches down It long arms lovingly, as if to
clasp In its fond embrace the gently flowing
river, nnd lave lis glistening creen and gold
llfcked foliage in Its limpid waters.
The valley of the Coqullle Is llfty tnlleo
long, by two or three miles wide, is very
iuvul, ami timbered with ash, maple, myrtle,
ulder, etc., while in the background rise the
mountains, covered with the dark evergreen
lbllugu of the giant lirs, framing the lovely
Tfclloy like the picture of a pleasant land
Nature has been prodigal in her gifts, to
umkii this valley n desirable dwelling place.
To splendid scenery, and a most genial cli
mate, she has added all the necessary ele
ments of wealth; a fertile soil, the finest of
timber In tho most lavish profusion. Coal
iu tho greatest abundance. Iron, copper,
.Inimbar and gold. Navigable waters, teem
ing with finny inhabitants, and extensive
1'irest ranges, abounding in game.
From Its isolated position, this valley was
cnuipiiatlvely little known until within the
last low years. For twenty years it was the
homo only of tho hunter and trapper, and
mauy lino specimens of that very peculiar
class Dipt link between savage and civilized
lifo still lemalu hero. But tho tide of emi
gration pushes them forward, and they. lo
COilicr with the forest doulrensaalti't whom
they still warfiiro, ato "moving on" to "olnr
a-"nes scud pahtuios now." At tho present
time tlio population is principally oiifi.igod in
mining, lumbering ami agriculture. Farms'
are being opened, mill.) buildod, incipient
business centers, the gorm of future citleSjAre
bein;; located, and tho old order of thiags,
'when a mini's welfare, If not his lite, was in
tho rllln which ho onrrloil on his shouldrr, is
fist pufeslng away.
Having bocomo a cltlron of this valley,and
cast my lot uinung those who iire-luboo-hig to
hurry along the "good tlmo," which is suro
to como from the development of tie vast
amount ol natural resources which it con
tains, I nm olten brought in contact with tho
ruslilontsof the olden time, and entertained
with their rocitals or ndventures, given in
their own peculiar and Inimitable style.
Sitting on tho hotel porch at this place with
"the boys," ouo pleasant spring evening, tho
conversation turned on panthers and panther
hunting. Iu tho "early days" these animals
abounded hero In superabundance, which
v. as rather unpleasant tor the uorvos of thoso
wliote inclinations or necessities caused thorn
to travel over the mountain trails after night-
tiillj ud panthor hunting was one ot'tli ex
citing occupations of the plonoors, whleh was
always accompanied with ''sport" teuornl
Jy fvr tho hunteis, sometimes lor the pan
ther. At the present day thuso varmtuts are
driven well back from tho boUlemmit?, yot
swjAslonally one Is encountered in miooiu
.fortiiblo proximity to cUiliaUion.
An occurrence ot this kma had Just takou
place in tho Imuiodluu nelghboihood. Au
old resident of tho valloy, familiarly
known as "Dad," wj who lisvl hunted on
ovory iiiountnlh ud tr.ipno.l on ovory siroam,
and who ':0equently know tho foio&t nml
its occupj'-jt, well--Wis passing over a tnoun-
t'llll '"ail accompanied by his two dogs, but
Without his gun, whou ho encountered an
"old cat" aud her two "kittens." Tho
dogs made a rush at hor, but she Jumpod
upon a Urge log which lay up from the
ground, and when one of tho dogs came near,
she sprang upon him. The other dog came
quickly to tho assistance ol his fellow, and
the two making It too hot for her panther
ship, she retreated to her log again. The
nver-eutbtulastlc dog again coming too uear,
she repeated the procoss of springing upon
him, crushing him to the ground, and bury
ing her teeth and claws deep iuto his llesli,
The other dog was mi baud In time, but Mrs.
Panther "meant business" now; aud the old
hunter, seeing that his faithful dogs were to
ho worsted In the combat, rushed up close to
the "contestants," hunting knife In hand,
aud veiling like all tho tiouds. Alarmed at
the noUy demonstrations of this new ally of
her caulne enemies, and supposing no doubt
that his lighting capacity was equal to the
uolsothe made, the pauther looseued her
grip uiou the dog, aud with one bound was
np a near tree out of reach. The "kittens"
nUo "treed," aud the belligerent parties eyed
tuoli other fiercely and considered what to
do next. Finally, the dogs began baying the
treed psuthert, aud the man ktartetf for the
nearest house for a guu. After going ubout
a mile, he met a young man with a rltle, aud
the two starceJ for the "game," but had got
only about half-way when they met the re
turning dogs limping along the trail. The
men continued on to the place of battle, but
the "old cat and kittens' were nowhere to
be Been. When "Dad" returned to the vil
lage, the sight of his crippled dogs att meted
the attentlou of the "boys," and the atary ot
the adventure related above brought up (he
subject of conversation above alluded to.
Several peraoua present had adventure to
relate of the experiences of themselves or
acquaintances, with panthers; but most of
the party were like myself. Interested listener-,
only. Presently the conversation lagged
a nitle, and some one exclaimed; "Dad, tell
'em 'bout tho 'cat' you klll'd up here on the
'crick' long time ago."
Nothing delights a western backwoodsman
more than tf be asked to relate bis bunting
adventures to an appreciative audience of
new comers, who he has reason to believe
are inexperienced In woodcraft. He enters
upon tne recital witu entnusiasm, uiseye
kindles, he rises to his feet, and with charac
teristic mimicry of tone and gesture, illus
trates the interesting passages of his narra
tive, not forgetting to embellish the same,
with pictures drawn slightly from a vivid
imagination. It being impossible to repre
sent this pantomime In words, narrations of
this kind lose much of their attractiveness
bv being trausfered to paper, and the mnwier
of an old hunter when he tells a "yarn," is
often as entertaining as the malterot his dis
course. "Dad" was no exception to the rule
in these respects, and placing himself in his
favorite story telling attitude he commenced.
"Yekno' boys w'enl was here lu tho early
days? Well I 'ad 'leven hounds, for run u In'
deer an' vartnlnts,ye kno', an all as fatrce as
ye ever see'd.
"Soap grease got mighty Bcarce one winter,
an' my ole woman says she to me one day,
says she, 'Dad, you' must git out to-morrer
an kill some fat koons fur soap grease.'
There was a little soft snow on the ground
next niornlu', w'en I started out, an'Ituka
lettlo ax 'long welgbln' 'bout three poun's; I
carried it in my belt ye kno'; to out the
koous out when I'd track'd 'em in, I went
'wav on ud the crick a lookin' out all the
time fur koon tracks, an' by-'n'-by the dogs
all broke awav after sutbin' makin' a noise
an' alter awhile Ii heer'd 'em a barkiu'tre
menjlous all in one place; an' ev'ry onct in
a while I'd bear one ou 'em yell out 'My
eyel my eye!' dreadful. I hurried' on up
thar as last 's I could ; an' w'en I got thar, I
seed they'd got one o' the biggest 'painters''
lexer seed, back.'U up in a leetleout whar
the water 'd run down an' washed out the
dirt. I tell ye, boys, he was a blgjeller; au''
act'ally so fat he couldn't climb. The dogs
war a barkin' ana yellin' 'round Mm, an f
ev'ry time one on 'em 'd git 'near 'nuff1, he'd
reach out his paw. so" illustrating! "an' hit
'im a slap, an that dog 'd holler out 'My eyel'
my eyel' powerful. I Jist walked np to that
'ar 'painter,' 'bout as far off as from here to
that young man,"' pointing "au'tuok. good
aim to knock out his brains, but when
I pull'd the ole guu she snapped, au' Llook'd
at my pan I dluti't have no cap-lock gun in
tnemdaysye see an' louua :tsoppinrwet.
The snow from the busbeB had' shuck. onto,
it, ye see; an' II seed to onct that I couldn't
git her oft. 80 V thought I'd try and get a
clip at 'im from behind with my axe,.an' I
ciphered 'round an' got above 'Im on tbe
bank, where 'Hsould get a pood lick, at 'In
head. I'm old now, boys, an'humped'over
and clumsy; but if yo take a.good look at
me, ye'll see-that w'en I waryounger Ii was
powerf'l stout an' quick, too I laid! down
my guu an' Klean'd over Iht bank and tuck
three 'r tour blows at that ar'"palnter's head;
mi', sir, he'd throw up 'is paw an' kaoolc'eai
olf ev'ry tliao;. and to save ay lifeloouldn't
hit 'im. I picked up my ale gun ag'tu, an'
s lys I, 'olb.gal, I'll fix you for suootin'. To
see, boys, I! Dover go In tho woads 'thout
nmtcho", an' I chopped e. letitle pitohwood
oil 'in k tiMree close by, an''struck a icalch
an' lit a leotle fire, an' I bet my wire picker
rod hot, and' I throwod open the pan cf my
guu-lock.au' I stuck Itlc'er tutah hole, an'
bavy she- wont. I tell j!,,boye,. whea that
ar' pairiter beam that, he jumped 'iontso
high," illustrating "straight ap." But 'o
dursn't leave 'is hole fv. fear tile dogst'd git
'im, top tbsv all yelle.li and an' riw at 'im
tairce '11 wver. I loaded up the old gun
qulckjs'ti git out, aryt got aroun1 whar I
cou'd get good aim 'thout killti' a dog, an' I
let Oy an' scattered lhatar' painter's brains
all over the country." M.
Grand Masonic Baujjuca.
From the OlympJa T'ramevtyt we learn tb
fallowing In regasd to the Grand Masonic
Keuulon of the M. W. Grand lodges of Ore
gon, Idaho and Washington Territory, now
occupying the ancient HiniU of the M. W.
Grand Lodge of Oregon:
The following programme is uuder consid
eration by the Committee:
August (Kb, 1375. The brethren of tho M.
W. Grand Lodge of Oregon and Idaho,
together with the brethren of tho uubordin
atu lodges, tho brethren of tho A. A. S. K.,
Coiumanderles of K. T. and Rc-yul Arch
Chapters, with their wives and daughters, to
leave Toitland for Kalama, W. T., by O. K.
N. Co.'s &tonmor,Jolueit uy uretnrou ot wasu
Ington Territory residing eas.t of Kalama;
proceed by N. 1. It. U. to Taooma, W. T.;
tbeuco by stoamer, chartered for the occa
sion, to Olyinnia, W. T.; arriving at Olym
pin, to bo received by the brethren of Wash
Tuosday, August 10th. Melting of tho
Grand Lodges and visiting brethrsu at 10
o'cloolc a. m,, at Masouia H'.l. Form lu
graud processlun escnrtpd ny Scottish Kltu
Knight Templr3i Vioyal Arch Chaptora and
IlU2 Liihta !u full regalia, march to the
Hill or giove for addra'ses of welcome, ora
tions, etc, wind up the day with ball aud
Wednesday, August 11th. Devoto the
whole day to a graud clam bako.
Thursday, August 12th. Take strainer at
daylight on grand excursion to Viotorla, stop
ping at all towns ou I'uget Sound. Cu arriv
al at Victoria, visit the M. W. Graud Lodge
of ll.C. Heturuiug by steamer to Tacoum s-
as to roach Portlaud Saturday, August Utli,
where the Grand Lodges will part company.
Should the above programme be adopted
wo promise our visitors a hearty welcome
and pleasant time. Olvmpla has already beeu
famous for Its hospitality, aud ou this occa
sion no doubt it will outdo all former efforts
tn'makiug tho visit of the guests ot'ourM.W.
Graud Lodgo of Masons a pleasant one.
Daniel Clark, Master of the State
Grange of Oregon and W. T., announces the
following appointments of Deputies lu Waau
John S. llozarth, 1'ekin, Cowlllr county;
ii, M. Kuapp, Vancouver, Clark county.
Suuvkv w Tin: P. D. A, S. L. It. R. The
Kccmug Journal says we have tolerably good
outside authority to tho effect that arrange
ments are about being made for a survey
aud estimate of the cost of constructing the
Portlaud, Dalles and Salt Lake Railroad,
from this city to Umatilla. If the arrance
ment is perlected, surveyors will go out Im
mediately, and will probably be occupied
two months on the work.
Hon. W, T. Kesoby has received a band of
B'xteen flue inerluo sheep direct from Ver
mont. This I the seooud lot he has received,
the first belug two yean ago.
An Idyl of Sleepy Hollow.
The weather had at last become propitious
for putting in "garden truck," and the heart
of Michael Divls-becamfl tilled with pleas
ant vIstoLS of green peas, young potatoes,
string beans and various other luscious
edible's, as he sat on bis plow in the barn
yard, striving to adjust a refractory bolt,
while the genial suushlne fell upon him
and danced on the flaxen heads of three pug.
nosed little cherubs that stood by watching
their sire's proger In hia labor. The gray
cat lay on tbe fence blinking at the sua and
pnrring with satisfaction, while tho dog else
capered about and wagged his-tall Joyously.
Margaret, the good spouse of Michael, stood
In the gateway With her arms akimbo, re
garding the group with a pleased expression.
Peace was in her heart; and the boiler on
the stove preparatory to doing thecrubblug..
Love sang, and the hens cackled, while the
school-ma'am stood out on the back poroh
and corned her hair. Still Michael pounded
on the refractory bolt, and'a. slight cloud
ested on bis brow. "Wife.'rsaid he Qnallji,,
"Just put your finger In here and see if this
bolt moves when I strike it."- Nothing loth
Margaret complied, and placing her hand'
under the plow. Inserted heifiliger into the
orifice which the bolt partly filled, Just so-
she ascertained ithe whereabouts of tbe bolt
Michael brought down his-hammer on the
head of the belt with tremendous force and
astonishing consequences. There was a yell
that was never rivaled by a Comanohe Indian,
in his palmiest days. Then-. Margaret arose
from a recumbent position, and there was no-
I longer peace in chat vicinity. The eldest
hopeful of the Davis family receiving a.
shock from his mother's wild gyrations de
scended to tbe bottom of. the hill in a mors
rapid than dignified manner. The cat fled'
precipitately from the scene of action, hum
nier, bolts nnd various other little utensils
tilled the air -regardless cf'tbe law of gravi
tation. TheKlog gave vent to doleful sounds,
as he llmpod off with bis tail between his
legs. That useful member being well niah
1 dislocated by coming In contact with Marza-
!' rot's vigorous foot. Mlohael took refuge in
the hay lo.'S, peering anxiously over at the
animated spectacle ot nts spouse, as son
alternately shook her bnuised finger in the
air, or clapped it in her. mouth; executing
an old fashioned Virginia reel, during this
extraordinary perfiirur.anpe, while the fe"' re
marks s!ae made weie inoro forcible than
elegant. Let tbe curtain fall-over this linr
rowlng eevsne until thsdiour of noon, when
it again lines disclosing the ccupaut ci'the
Davis vntlor to be a-wonnu with a verv
Unfiled ifcea, rocking viclruMy backward
and fortvavd in tho easy uliatr, while bIib
nur"is a. tinner dono up in a bread and milk
poultice. Every now and llien she taay b
observed to sud an irite glance nut into
tho sitting room, ivliero a subdued looking
man is-trailing a mop aroand over tho floor,
as ho feebly huais ths good oldihymn,
"Ws'll stand ths storm, it won't baloug,
We'll anchor iy and by."
An- ho catches the glam of her vengeful
ey,he retreats Into tho-kitchon,tnd. glancing
tearfully behind him, peers Into tka boiling
contents of pouvand nauce pans; burns his
lsrkless fingerR-with, the steam; gives them
a furtive dash on tho.dishrag aud goes meek
ly back to his task; nd there is ra peaco in
tue Davis family; aud whon the school
uuim comps nnmuat mgnt bus. nais a com
aujlJQi lui v4iMyDli una a DUID uufirii
SLEErY Ileu-ov, June 4, 1R75.
Laiy Bummers A Contrast
Mr. Ekitou: As evldeuce that our civili
zation is rapidly assimilating that of the
States east of the mountains, aud as explana
tory of what follows, it is well enough to
state that the main road leading through
Oregon to California is, of late years, fre
quently thronged with that class of Individ
uals eommonly known as "tramps" or "lazy
Back, back in the past, a score of years.
'Mid times and t-ceues tho most exciting',
Wheu few took counsel of their fears
Or seemed to caro tor "Iuun" fighting;
Whon thousands lured by rumors true
Of gold discovered in profusion,
This unknown country caino to view
And in their haste made much confusion.
Wo ueeds must turn us now and then,
And muse o'er scenes long since departed,
Wheu miners were of best of men
Were brave, and stout, and noble hearted.
O'er rugged mountains then they tramped
With heavy burdens on their shoulders;
Ju perilous places ott tney cam pea
And looked for wealth among tbo boulders.
With hope to cheer their eager toil
They delved the earth tor hidden riches,
Defacing Nature's virgin soil
With numerous shafts aud cuts aud ditches.
And goddess Fortune often gave
Bright tokens of tho love she bore them,
Who little heeded, theu, to save
The precious offerings laid before thorn.
Agaiu, with heavy burdens on their backs,
Another host tbe road are thronging;
But ab I bow different are tbe facts
To these unlucky wights belonging!
They ask for work, they ask for bread,
or tor a nigut's rest in tne staoie,
Then plod along with moping tread
As ir to move they scarce were able.
No hope have they to oheer their way
'Mid winters drear or sultry summers;
They beg a living day by day
And bear the name of "lazy bummers."
Soutuerv Oukoon, June, 1875.
Tbe O. S. S. Co.'s steamer AJax sailed
from Portland for San Francisco Saturday
afternoon at the usual hour with the follow
ing list of
Sam Redlich & wife,
Mrs J M Allen,
Miss Mary Sheridan,
A C I'aretown son,
Miss I, Ackeraon,
Miss Emma Brackett,
Dr Brooke, USA,
Miss L Terry,
Mrs S L Stone & Inft,
Mrs W Pickering,
Mrs , k uicKiar,
And 20 In the steerage.
Marsbfield Is crowded with people, many
of whom are new oomers seeking homes.
Open the casement, Koger,
Open It' wide;
Let In tne friendly voices
Let in the koMmi miii beams
Ouet vry side.
Kalse ms blgd-on niv pillows
Yes, th3t ill do;
How Is it, Roger. Umi ouo
Lilts roe like you?
Nobody's hands are so tender.
Steady, and true.
Just as you've promised tn hold m
When danth Is nUh,
In Its old place ou your shoulder
t my bead lie.
Now for one lt look, Roger,
On earth and sky.
Ah ! how tbe white sails glisten
Out bv tbe Nore I
Harkt how"tho-waters ripple
Down by tbe shore,
Gently the solt wind kisses'
My cheek once more.
Yonder tho silvery sea birds
nutter ant cry;
Under the bandof purple and gold I
In the Western sky;
Fairest of earth's- fair pictures,
Roger, you kn how often
In inv pain,
I've longed for a glimpse of the sfe.ig!a
Doubting, as days rolled onward,
My pray os was aln.
But the answer has oome. aud I soo-it,
Stretching 3r miles,
With its murmuring, dancing waters,
Whilst the clnudH of evening gather
Iu burnlstied pilos.
$ tv 1
I've Raid good-bye, and I'm rt-ady :
Where's vour dear hand?
And you'll hold me, won't you, Boger,
Until I stand
With the Father's arms around me,
Safe In tbe Better Laud?
Columbia Biver Bar-.-Mr.
William Reld, acting iu aceordaaae-
with instructions of the Portland Boardi of
Trade has compiled important facta in re
ference to tlra Columbia Ri er Bar, which
wo flud published in the Comacerclal Ittior
ter this week, and from which we take the
following paragraphs. Tho commeroe of
Oregon grostly depends upon the ease and
safety with whioh vessels caa enter and de
part from the Columbia riven Much injury
han been dono to our commence by oxaggre
atrd reports of the dangers oxlsting at tbo
mouth of tbe river, and tho facts published
will interest all Oregou re.ii!srs and will cou
vo a justjidea to tho many persons at tho eat
who lead our paper.
We extract fiom the Commercial Rcpoiter
as follows :
The entrance or mouth of the Cnlumb'a
River Is situated in UMuu1h40 WtAJf'iioriii,
aud longitude 123 M' i," west, aud is ilm
most nortiiori.v iinruor on tue uregon roust.
Uutil the last few yoars H bnd, errsiiwnuslv,
the reputatlou of being dangerous and (IliU
cutt to 3Utor which is nut tin cam..
The river has an entrance five tulles wide
between the nearest part of Capo Hancock
(or Disappointment), mi, the nnr'li side, and
1'olnt Adams on tne south nr irrogon moe,
beariny S. hS'A E., and N. 63K W. from eauh
other, but the passage Js,eouiewbat obstruct
ed by, a bar of sand two miles, outside the
line jpinlng these points. The current runs
with.au average velocity of VA utiles an hour
aud at spring tides tc.A'A miles an hour.
As soon as the bar is crossed th ere are two
chanuels visible, the North aud South. The
latter has at the very lowest stage four fath
om') of water. The north channel is; some
what narrower and the tide there is much
stronger. Its narrowest point is over 000
yards wide, carry lag VA fathiitns... 1 he south
channel is tbe one in general use by forefgu
vessels and stealers, aud is over one mile
wide at its narrowest poiui ; and theuce it
shoals eraduallv. It is auxni v buoved. The
mouth of tho river was curetutly examined
I by the late Capt. Maglnn, when President of
structed to report his opinion as to the merits
of the entrance to the Columbia compared
with tbe eutranco to New York.
Ills report is not only valuable, but also
aptly desciibes tho entrance; houoo, we quote
his on-u words: "i'lioro Is deo,i water ou the
bar, It h.iving four and -one-half fathoms
without the addition of the tide, while New
York harbor has no tbo bar but tonr fathoms,
without the addition of the tide which is six
foot. Tho bar iu the Columbia River is
about half a mile across, while that ot New
York is three quarters of a mile. Tbe chan
nel of tbe liar at the mouth of tho Columbia
is about 0,000 feet at the narrowest and 12 000
foot at tho widest, aud then ttralu dly snoals
on eithor side, wnlle the chaunel at tho btr
ot Sandy Hook is about COO loot aud shoals
rapidly. The cuannel across tne bar Is
straight at the ColumbIa;tbat of New Yotk is
crooked. As soon as the bar is crossed at
the Columbia, two channels present them
selvts. One on tho south, or, New Chaunel
(discovered by Captain Wilkes' officers, who
made tho sounding.) entirely straight, and
deep enough tor ships ol tho line; tbe other
the north, or old channel, being crooked or
rather forming an elbow and deep enough
for any ship a'ter crossing the Bar. Both
theso chanuels are from 0,000 to 12,000 feet
wide or more, and free from shoals, while
the New York channels, after crossing the
Bar, are narrow and crooked and beset with
shoals which require many changes of ooarso
in tbe ship.
Iu acctsilbillly to the sea the Columbia
River is the best, as, it is immediately at the
sea, a-id ships can get out of the sea into the
harbor at once, and also get out at once into
the high sea, and thus more easily elude
cruisers in time of war. A great number of
good and safe anchorages are found in the
Columbia as soou as the ship enters, and
there is room enough for thousands of ves
sels and water deep enough for shins of the
Tbe winds at the mouth of the Columbia
are marked regular aud steady, while tbe
winds at New York are entirely variable and
caunot be calculated upon by the mariner
for any time. The mouth or the Columbia
Is free from Ice and also from great heat. The
current of tbe river Is said to be strong, but
I cannot see that it offers any serious obsta
o'e." Mr. Maglnn, after suggesting a number of
precaution for tbe greater safety or shipping
at the mouth of the Columbia River, such as
pilots, steam tugs, etc., all of which sug
gestions have been adopted, concludes bis re
port by savlnc: "I would deem ft a htir
harbor than that of New York, and capable
of containing an unlimited number of snips."
Juno Term J. 0. Peebles Judge; John.
Geisey and John A. Huffman,, Commis
sioners. Thursday, June 7.
In tho matter of chsngo In the road from
Salem loSubllmlty. Ordered that tbo report,
-iiney ami plat of said cliHUge inroad be
s.pr"B'l and recorded, and that tbe same be
disiillliMil HPi-ordlnit tn law.
In the matteiuf n county rosd from south.
eHMt corner of seel Inn fi. T. Hftfc, It 5 W.,
north wes'erly, to Turner's Station. Ordered
ilmtreport, t-urve-v and plat of slid road be
approved and recorded, aud Bald road be es
talill'hed. In the matter' of con r ruction of a bridge
Hcross iiratii'li mrid tnun .ShIa.ii to Cham
pnej.'. rifsr William ClHig U's. O'dored that
U. O. Hall tie authored to contract for
and Kiiperlniend1 the const motion of said
bridgH In accordance with plans and specifi
cations this day submitted andiapproved by
court. In the matter-ofthe construction of a bridge
across West Pudding river nean Davis Bro.'s
saw mill. Ordered that plans nnd specifica
tions submitted' to court at this term, be
approved, and that Wright Foshay be author
ized to contract for said bridge aud superin
tend its construction in accordance with said
Ordored that Supervisor of Road District
No. yj be instructed to open so much of county
road In his district as connects roads running
from Salem via WsKeu's to -Drift Creek and
Turner's Station road.
Oidered that Geo. B. Miller, .Roau Super
visor, be authorized to purchase 3,000 feet of
lumber for repair of bridges in his district.
Ordered that Superior of Road District
No. 33 be directed forthwith to ripen so much
of county road from Judge Waldeu's to Tur
ner's Station sh lies in his district.
In the matter of the estate of .Elizabeth L.
Mers, deceased. Order of sale of personal
propi-rty grauind in accordance, with petition
In the mutter nf the estate of Harvey M.
NewBotne, deceased. David Newsnme an
no In ted administrator, and Isaac Stevens, B.
Wlesner and L. HJ Poujaderppolnted ap-.
In the matter of the estnte of Elizabeth
Whitney, deceosed. Bond of executors filed
and approved by tbe court.
In the matter of tbe guardianship of the
minor heirs of jSltzabeth L. Myers, deceased.
Ordered that tbe respective gvardlans of said 1
minors be granted until July term of court 1
to file inventory of estate of said wards.
In the matte.-" nf.the estate of R. C. Kinney,
deceased. Bond of administrator presented,
approved by the court and' ordered to be .
planed on file.
Postm ASTEivAT 6iiVEnTOH. The telegraph ,
Informs us that Mr. Joseph A. Wright is ap
pointed postmaster at Sllvorton in this coun
ty, in place of James M. Brawn, resigned.
C. A. Heed, I
t Geo. Woodwako,
Real Estate Agency.
KEJil) & UOMWAKD,
HAVE ASSOCIATED THSMBKLVES TOCIETH-.
cr Tor the t'vinrnctloa ul 0, Ruil Eftoto UUBlni,.
Willi principal ulllcu at
Wtisve, at the present time.
Choice Farms for Salev
All peremicileiilrons nr sinking purchases ofjand,
or heal M-taU.are r.'iie-t-A in call and examine. tbe
Inducements we cm oiler tiiu way of
Town Property, iwiitt Farming Lauds..
Parties wlsLiu to pull 'and will do well to- give us.
a call liedin,. placing tlicirr property in the tsodot"
RKBD & WOODFAIiD.
May , sn. stf.
Patrons of Husbandry
THE NQItTIIvvKS-TERN SHIPPING STOKAC35.
and (J'.inmiet-hxi, Company, P. of lij, are Hi
ONLY AGKNTa ot tiio celebrated
MOLINE FARM WAGONS
In Oregon and W..T.
Tliesiw aeons are wade of tho BEST WOOD, and
are utll Ironed having heeu decided ilmproired since
lat ear and M Imported expre?fSj for tlioP. ol II.
01 tlw Jurldlltia. They will be fimUbed to mem
beis cf tho Ortlr on tho best posslUetenns,
Tho Company hare alee arranged to Bappty Grange
Grain and Wool Sacks
A8 CHEAP AS ANY ONE Et-SK can purchase or
thv Agent. Slid on terms to eul ths pitKhsrer.
AU o "der or inquiries mnt b addi esod to
Oq to T. J. 3UTLOOK, Sec ot tbe Co ,
Slay fi. yOUTLANU, OK.
THE DRAFT STALLION
Young England's Glory,
WILL 8TAND THE SEASON OF 1S75. FIIOM
ARrlL1".t?-.Ju')r ,8t at 'he Livery btibe of
DUUBIN Jt SMITH in SALEM.
Terms-Single Service, $15 ; Season, $
BEN HOY wa lred.i)y Young England's Glory,
Imported by Hood Jt Beelen. of California ; dam,
Bonn Nell, by fc t. Lawrence. Fnrtler pedigree pub
llKhed In bill, aud given to partie inquiring.
lie ia a dark dapple brown, Itl hands 1 Inch blga.
and weigh from noo to luuo pouuda, accoidlng to
Hali4.r made the oeatnn of 1874 in Salem, bis coltl
will ban proio hia breeding qualities.
For further particulars apply to
marfltf Livery Stable ot Durbln i Smith.
Pure-Bred Fowls for Sale.
LiqitT AND DARK U!iAH5I8. BUFF CO
china, Hondant, Slier and Gold Spangled Po
'!? Silver Sptngied Hamburge, Black-Breaied
Hd Garnet, English Dorkings, White China Gee,
Large Brouio Turkev. Hen Kgg, (d per dozen.
bite China Geese Egga, fi per dozen.
Pure-Bred Sheep and Goat.
Spanlih Wtrlnoa. New Oxfordshire and Cottwold ,
Crow, and Merino Gtade, Tboionrhbred and (Jraded
Sskrn, rb. 18, 18B. em
wg.iruWM,rrmtiniiiiiiii , 1 inmHTMlfnurMi