Willamette farmer. (Salem, Or.) 1869-1887, May 05, 1882, Image 1

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    VOL. XIV.
A Word for Coos and Curry Counties
Editor Willamette Farmer:
The counties of Coos and Curry in 'the
sothwestcrn portion of Oregon arc com
mercially cut off from the rest of the State.
From Cammas valley, twenty-five miles
southwest of Oregon to the seaboard, there is
neither railroad nor wagon road; the only
means of travel arc narrow trails. So little is
known of the geography of this region that
even Portland editors make mention ot Co
quille City as being on Coos Bay, Port Orford
in Curry county as being in Coos county, and
a few year ago, one of the Oregon delegation
in Washington brought in a bill for the im
provement of Rogue river from its mouth to
Scottsburg (which is on the Umpqua river,
about 100 miles north of Rogue River).
It is a detriment to the prosperity of our
State that the commerce of these counties is
entirely with San Francisco. Coos county
exports .lumber, coal, fish, wool, butter, and
builds sliips. The principle exports of Curry
are salmon of excellent quality, wool, lumber,
dairy products, hides, etc. Besides those pro
ducts, there is considerable mining done along
several streams ami on the ocean beach. As
this is principally a stock raising region,
ranchers and miners have to get (lour, gro
ceries, clothing, etc., from San Francisco. We
sometimes get from San Francisco flour with
the Silverton (Oregon) brand, and fruit dried
in the Willamette Valley, and cloth from the
Oreeon City woolen mills.
Now let Oregon producers and manufac
turers think what an amount of profit it takes
from them, and how much they and the con
sumers lose by shipping from the Willamette
Valley to San Francisco, aud again half the
same distance back to the seaports of Chetco,
Rogue River, Port Orford, Coquille and Coos
Bay. For the want of a railroad, much of the
commerce is entirely lost to Oregon, and
many of the natural resources of this portion
of the" Statu remain undeveloped. The build
ing of about 100 mile of railroad from Rose
burs down the Coquille river, with branches
to Coos Bay and Port Orford would not only
benefit and develop the counties through
which it would pass, but it would be a paying
investment to capitalists. The natural outlet
for the trade of the inland valleys between
Eugene City aud Rogue River valley is the
bay of Port Orford. The largest ocean vessels
can enter this bay without the assistance of a
tug; and since it has been selected by the
government engineers as the harbor of refuge,
wo call the attention of railroad men to ex
amine the advantages of this portion of Ore
gon. Another piotitable investment for capi
talistswould be a narrow gauge railroad from
Jacksonville down Rogue river to the sea
board. Oregon's commerce will remain crip
pled, and many of her resources undeveloped,
until e have, more railroad communication
from the interior to the seaports.
F. 0. Vox ber Green.
Sugar from Beets.
Wapato Lake, Washington Co.
Editor Willamette Farmer;
I see that the sucar beet question is beinr
discussed through your valuable paper. 1
have had some experience in raising the sugar
beets. I have about a hundred and fifty
acres of as fine bottom and beaver dam land
as can be found in the State of Oregon.
From tho experience 1 have had I think
I think I can raise about thirty-five or forty
bushels to the acre. There are many hun
dreds of acres of laud in Oregon tint would
raise btets with a profit to the owners if there
were a market here for them. If some enter
prising capitalist would come here aud start a
sugar lacU-ry it would add immense wealth to
the State, betides a profit to themselves. Our
county cannot be surpassed by uny in the
world for -raiting vegetables; why not, then,
stop this drain en the Statebyseuding abroad
for an atticle that we can manufacture at
home ? Oregon is destined at no distant day
to be one of the wealthiest States in the
Union. It abounds in hidden wealth waiting
to be developed, and I hope to see this one
great enterprise added to it at no distant day.
Wishing the Farmer success, I subscribe my
self yours truly, Oeorqe Mvers.
Who Knows Thomas Fooler
Fort Maoinnis, M. T., April 8, 1SS2.
Editor Willamette Farmer:
I havp the honor to respectfully request that
the following communication be published in
the next issue of your paper for the in(orma
tion. of any friends that one Thomas Poole
may have, residing in Portland or vicinity.
Thomas Poole became involved in a bar
room fight in a hause near this Post on the
27th day of November, 1881, and iu the melee
he received, pistol shot wound, from the ef
fects of which he died. I would also state
that after deducting the necessary expenses of
bis burial, there remained of his effects, cash
$150, one passable suit of clothing, and a num
ber of cards, bearine the names of various per
sons. The above named effects are now in my pos
session and subject to ths orders of any ot his
friends or relatives that may desiro the same,
and if any of bis friends desire any further
iniorrnauou wicy tu uumiu me game uy au
drewiui? the undersigned, I would further
state that all due honors were shown at his
burial, and a far as was known of him, that
his ceneral character was good.
Very respectfully, F. M. Smith.
Address r. if. Smith, Fort Maginnis,
Meagher county, M. T,
Butter Making in Linn County.
Knox Butte, Linn Co., April 25, 1882.
Editor Willamette Farmer:
In yeur issue of the 21st tilt., I see Mr. K.,
of Portland, finds great fault with my article
on Butter Making in No. 9 i.f the Wil
lamette Farmer. Now I did not expect to
see any ono "boil over" so much wlen I wrote
that little article, or I should have been more
Now, Sir, as to my "striking a bonanza"
in making a No. 1 article of butter from stud
that is not lit for soap grease, I did not even
intimate the like, nor would I bo guilty of
such a thing. But what I intended was that
if a great deal of the butter that goes to mar
ket with butter-milk oozingout of it had been
worked a little more, or "a little more elbow
grease been used" in getting it out, said but
ter would have been passable if not No, 1.
After butter once gets rancid, I don't think it
possible to mako anything out of it.
Now as Mr. K. has given his way, I will
give a short sketch of how we do at our
house : First, wo want the cream in a gcod
condition, not old and "funky," but at a tem
perature of about 60 deg. Fahr,, as near as' we
can guess (for we have no thermometer). Wo
u:e the old fashioned dash churn, as' nine
tenths of the farmers do. After the. butter
"comes," we rinse down with cold water,
then take it out and work with a paddle by a
downward and pressing movement, being
careful not to break the butter globules more
than possible, removing the butter-milk with
as much easo and as little work as it takes to
get the water out of butter after it is washed
(for we havotiied both ways), then salt at
tho rate of one and a half to two ounces per
pound, working it in evenly, so as not to be
streaked, and moulding in two pound rolls.
In warm weather, after manipulating as
above, we set it by in a cool place for twenty
four hours, then go over it again as above
'escribed, leaving off the moulding until the
second time of working, as I call it.
Now I do not think I know it all about
making butter, but I would like Mr. K. to
tell us of a better way, using the kind of
churn that wo do. As for the improved churn
we are afraid of them from the account some
people give of their experience with them.
Well, Mr. K., please don't "slop over" so
much after you read this letter. We know
that wo are mortal creatures and liable to fall
into error, but please help us out of our
trouble It seems to me that trying to wash
butter without "gathering" it would be
utterly impossible, unless we hail a strainer to
i uu it through to save the butter. Yours,
etc., J. W. Prop.st.
Water by Witchcraft
Marion Cou.nty, Or., April 24, 1SS2.
Editor Willamette Farmer:
I noticed in your paper datod April 21.
page 4, a piece headed "Plenty of Water,"
you taking the position that certain men arc
so charged with electricity that a h izel, haw
thorn or peach tree stick, held properly in
their hands, would turn down when crossing
water running under ground. So I concluded
to give you my experience in so-called water
witchery, and you can do as you please about
publishing it. I once built a house on a rolling
piece of land in Carroll county, Mo., where
f;ere was no living water, so I quarried out,
hauled and piled up stone to wall a well:
selected the place for the well close to (he
fence 'dividing my door yard from my barn
yard, so that I might have water for house
use and stock kept in the barnyard or barn.
I was a total unbeliever in what was called
"water witching, but as it happened ono of
these so-called witches camo to my house one
day and proposed to tell me whether I could
get water at my selected place or not With
my consent ho prepared a hazel stick and
went to work, and said I would get no water
there. I told him thin to show me where I
could get water, bo he showed mo several
places where I could get it. I marke 1 all the
places, so that no other person could notice
them, anu went auu gus anuiucr su-camu
witch, he not knowing that any other man
had tried it. He soon told me it would bo of
no use to dig where my stone was laid, I
then took him over the same ground the first
one went over, and the 6tick turned down ex
actly at every spot the fiist ono did, I got a
third man to trv it. with exactly, and not one
of them knew the others had been there. So
I got a wheelbarrow and moved my stone to
one of the places designated, dug a well 30
feet deep, and had to b.ast through four feet
of solid limestone, commencing about eight
feet from- the surface, and struck a vein of
water that raised seventeen feet in my well
before it stopped rising. B. F. Silek.
This is certainly a very thorough test of the
question, and we should like to hear from
others who have had experience in this
More about Taxes.
" Scio, Oregon.
Editor Willamette Farmer :
All communications on the taxation of
property are either oa the side of the borrower
or lender. It is drawn as one a rich man, the
other as poor as Lazarus. As a matter of busi
ness it is simplyhowtoget the tax of property
where it properly belongs. Every county and
district ought to get taxes from its own
wealth. If one section of land pays no tax,
the next has to be taxed the. more. The hard
working fanner, who does not borrow or lend,
gioans under these burdens. Iu a district of
several thousand acres I could name, to col
lect a special tax it fell on three poor men to
pay it. The balance held large tracts of land
but were in debt for it, and the notes were
held in other counties. That feems a very
plain case, to show how the offsetting ' of in
debtedness works unfairly through the coun
try, at least it seems so to A Gkanueii
Assessment and Taxes.
Gaston, April 27, 1882.
Editor Willamette Fanner :
I hope you will continue with your paper
to advocate a change of the assessment law.
It is very hard on us farmers to keep up roads
and schools and county funds, when tho law
allows indebtedness deducted. All tho rich
old fellows mo to into town and take their
notes and morgages with them, and tho land
sprculator gets his money nt the bank and
the assessor deducts his indebtedness, and
away goes our lands to tho cities. It is veiy
difficult for us to have good roads and good
schools with the laws as they are.
S. E. Wilcox.
The Enterprise says: The people of Upper
Molalla want a road to Oregon City, but tho
fieople here do not sufficiently encournge tho
milding of one. Other parties are trying to
get a railroad built from there to Barlow's.
They deserve credit for the attempt. They
show some life at last, even if they do not
succeed. Oregon City has no right now to
stand in their way. She should have made a
move long ago and occupied the giouud. We
beliovo there is no serious obstacle in the way
of building a good itouc road from Oreg.m
City to Wright s bridge; but wo should not
throw a hair iu the way of any other enter
prise. Ashland Tidiwjs: The establishment of a
grain elevator in our valley by the railroad
company for the shipment of wain in bulk to
the seaboard would be an event of vast import
auco to this county. It would mean that?
there w ould be sale for eve-y bushel of grain
that could be raised hero. The price might
not be high, but the pay would be in cash, and
that goes a long way toward balancing low
prices. Tlio Rogue river valley could easily
export from 100,000 to 200,000 bushels ot
wheat alone every year, and will do it if the
railroad company oilers reasonable facilities.
Add to the grain cxpoits which may reason
ably be counted upon tho sale of fruits and
other products for which the railroad will
open a market, and it will be seen that a very
respectable income from the outside world
awaits the producers of Southern Oregon upon
the completion of the railroad.
Walla Walla Statesman: There is as much
good agricultural land left in Northern Idaho
as has been taken, and fully as many jcolep
as aie now there cau be supplied; it is govern
.ment land dflen to pre-emption, homestead,
timber culture, etc., and equals the best o
any other section of tho Pacific coast, on Pot
1 j tch alone there is enough left to make a
county as large as Columbia county, and o
Camas prairie, and in Shoshone and Kootenai
counties there is much left; the country skirt
ing Craig's mountain oilers excellent locations
for the dairy business; there is much scatter
ing timber here consisting of pine, fir and
cedar; wild timothy grass grows plentifully,
and there is abundance of water everywhere;
apples, plums, ptars and berries will do well
A most excellent quality of lime is now
manufactured nerr the Grand Ronde river,
and is used at Lewiston, in preference to that
brought from Portland,
Jacksonville Times: Bers are fond of the
flower of buckwheat and rape, and several of
the citizens of Southern Oregon propose plant
ing a considerable area of them as they, nro al
so valuable for other purposes.
It is said that the railroad will pass in the
imm.-diato vicinity of Caroll's Grave creek
station, which is much closer than was some
weeks ago supposed the route would run.
"Dad" Bybee, of Tule Lake, is still iu this
section buying cattle, paying Sill for 3-year-
old stceri, $12 for 2-year-olds, and from $12
to SIU for cows without calves, Jin lias
bought quite a number already.
Our fruit prospects are good strain, as tho
trees will not be iu lull bloom until the great
est danger from frost is over.
Baker City Democrat: There is but very
little good farming land to be taken up in the
valley, but persons desiring to procure ranches
can buy improved lands at reasonable figures,
or they can locate within a reasonable distance
of town on land, that is equally us productive
as the farms in this valley.
There has been but a very small loss of cat
tle in this vicinity during the winter, and
stock is in a fine condition for this time of
year. There is not much hay left over, but as
the grass is beginning to shoot farmers feel
Nearly all the miners have left for their
claims 1 1 have everything in readiness for the
season, which is fast approaching and giving
promise of beiug a profitable one.
Grain shutes, says the Walla Walla States
win, are a feature of Snake river; the hills en
cither side are so nigged and precipitous that
a wagon road is an impossibility. But the
great wheat country demanded that the grain
should be brought to the river banks as ex
peditiously as possible; therefore, pipes were
laid up the face of the mountain, and grain is
now sent down in bulk to the warehouse
where it is again sacked. The price paid is
$2 50 per ton for merely bringing it from the
up oi me mil w me uoaia. i ne pipes are oi
wood, and ore fully half a mile iu length.
There arc four shutes in all. but one has been
abandoned OAiog to the difficulty in making a
An Eastern Washington paper tells in the
parigrspli following how they raise wheat
over in G rfield county: Thomas Ben bow in
forms us that the last harvest he thrcshe I on
Pntaha prairie 31.000 bushels of grain from
952 acres of land, being aa average of over 32
bushels to the acre, lie threshed tor 20 per
sons 3435 acres of land, two-thirds i f which
v ill soon be under cultivation. This will give
100,820 bushels of grain for only 20 persons on
Pntaha prairie.
Seattle Poit-IntelVnjencer: At the present
time there exists a great scarcity of logs, and
the prices are correspondingly high. The
cause of this scarcity is that timber could not
be put into the water to any advantage in the
winter, and many camps shut down last tall,
and have not yet resumed operations. The
seven or eight great mills on the 'Sound, as
sisted by the 1 trge number of smaller ones,
use up logs very rapidly, and have about ex
hausted the supply already in the water. It is
safe to predict that the market will agaiu be
overstocked with logs, and tho prices will fall
considerable in consequence, from the fact
that almost every man who can get hold of a
piece of timber land any where within a mile of
the Sound, or the streams that Mow into it,
and an ox team, is preparing to start a logging
camp. One man informs us tii it at least six
teen new camps will be started on the Skagit
river alone, and they win be aiilo to roil logs
into tho water mighty fast. Good logs are now
bringing six dollars per thousand feet, and
scarce at that, but it is thought that by June
next the market will be again overstocked,
and that prices will fall accordingly.
Walla Walla Statesman: The saw mill at
Ainsworth has 9,000,000 feet of logs on hand
to cut from the Yakima recion. When they
are worked up, which will not be for several
mouths, the mill will be moved to Missoula,
250 miles north we it of Ainsworth, on the line
of the Northern Pacific. The Ainsworth is the
largest mill of its kind iu Eastern Washington
Walla Walla Statesman: A gentleman from
White river in conversation with a reporter of
this paper yesterday, stated that it was. his
opinion that it is only a question of a few-
years when the valley would become one ex
tensive hop field. Last year the yield of hops
was something surprising; in one instance the
crop harvested from six acres was nine tons,
or one and one-half tons to tho acre. The
most of the farmers are enlarging their hop
yards, as it has been demonstrated that hops
will pay better than any other crop that can
bo raised iu the valley; that is to say, if prices
aro anything like they have beoii in the past.
Game Birds ot Ochoco.
It may be inteicstiug to sportsmen to know
that in the foothills, not many miles from
town, may bo found at this tune of the ytar
some of tho finest game birds in tho State,
namely tho bluo grouse. These birds aio
similar to tho valley grouse, except they are
much larger. Thoy nro found in the pine tun
her and may bn detcettd by a peculiar grunt
ing noise, not unlike the notes of the bluo
grouso of the Cascades, but consisting of only
ono prolonged note. These birds have all the
characteristics peculiar to this class nt game.
In tho winter they migrate to tho lir timber
on the highest mountains, and return to the
fields of the valleys iu tho spring. Tlicso birds
are very tame, being hunted nut little, and
will seldom fly from the report of a gun.
There arc alo a few milled grouso known as
pheasants, but these birds are very scarce, and
seldom seen in this part of the Stite. Another
vuneiy oi inns mumy ui uirus is mu jirdinu
chicken, which is found in large numbers cast
of the Cascades. During the summer and fall
theso birds aro found in large flocks, some
times hundreds of them in the wheat field', at
which time they are fine food and easily killed.
In the spring their flesh is not good, owing to
their having tea upon the sage drtring the
winter. Still another variety of these game
birds, tho sage hen, is found in limited mini
bers in this section. Theao are similar to the
prairie chicken in many of their habits, but
aro widely inherent in appearance and sie,
beiug much lartter. and having rough plumage,
Many sage hens have been known to attain
the size of average turkeys. In the fall of the
year they arc splendid eating, and may be
found along the foothills in the small tinnier,
but they rarely visit tho wheat fields. There
aro many other birds in tins seution ot our
State that are tempting to the ambitious
sportsmen, but, unlike the birds of Western
Oregon, they are not irood food at this season;
ami, as tho game law is in now force, hunters
should retrain from hunting or killing them
until the proper season arrives, when the
birds will be more numerous, tho sport easier,
and the game more palatable. I'rinerUlt
The North American Review.
In the North American lleeirte for May,
Carl Schurz, treating of "Party Schisms and
Future Problems," presents many well consid
ered observations which cannot fail to interest
in the highest degree that largo and growing
class of citizeus who refue to be influenced by
obsolete party cries. "Days with Longfellow,"
by Samuel Ward, contains personal reminis
cences of the beloved poet just deceabed, ex
tending over a period of forty-five years.
Kl:zabeth Stuart Phelps, iu an article eatitlcd
"What does Revelation Reveal" seeks to
firove that the objections brought against the
iible by modern uubclieveis aro based upon a
misconception of the true intent and scope of
the sacred volume. Lieutenant Commander
Gorringe writes of "The Navy," with abund
ant knowledge of its needs, and with a degree
of frankness almost, if not quite, unprecid
ented in the naval service. W. If. Matlock,
tne well-known English essayist, in the first
of a series of "Conversation with a Solitary,"
very ingeniously contrives to put tho advo
cates of democracy aud modern progress on
the defensive. Finally, Gail Hamilton con
tributes a paper, "The Spent Ilullet," in
which science, the pulpit and the law are with
exquisite wit taken to task for the part they
respectively played in (he Guiteau-Gariield
Marlon Count)'.
For State Senators F X Mathieu, F Mc
Claine, Dr A Kinney.
Representatives Chas Miller, Eli Cooley,
J P Robbertson, Dr Geisy, Mathew MeCor
mick, W E Prico. ,
County Judge J ,1 Shaw.
County Clerk F N Gilbert.
Sherifl Blair Forward,
Commissioners M Murphy, L C Griffith.
Surveyor II C Guerin.
Superintendent of Schools W R Previtt.
Assessor Levi Herren.
Treasurer Andrew Kelly.
Coroner Dr W Byrd.
l'mnlllln County.
Senator S M Peniugton.
Representatives J B Sperry, A M Euni,
Sheriff John Hartman,
Clerk J B Keeney.
Treasurer S Rothchild.
Commissioners Marion Dorothy, J W
Assessor Julius Keithloy.
School Superintendent John Kdiugton.
Surveyor A L Coffey.
Coroner Dr E R Irving.
Lake County.
Representative S P Moss.
Sheriff J L Hanks.
Cleik LBHatton.
Treasurer A McCallen.
Assessor E B Miller.
Commissioners J W Manning, U F Ab
shier. School Superintendent T B Vernon.
Coroner J W Howard.
Clatsop rounlj.
Senator A. C. Kinney.
Joint Representative John Hobson.
County Judge S. D. Adair.
County Commissioners O. Leinenweber,
R, J. Morrison.
County Clerk C. J. Trenchard.
Sherifl A. M. Twombly.
Assessor L. W. Poole,
Treasurer Isaac Bergman,
School Superintendent W, B. Adair.
Surveyor S. W. Tullman.
Coroner B. B. Franklin.
Folk County.
Representatives N L Butler, W 1) Jeffries,
J E Fenton.
County Judge Ira F M Butler.
Sherifl J W Kirklnnd.
Clerk Goo N Townscnd.
Treasurer K T Miller.
Commissioners Henry Bycrley, Joseph
Assessor W J Mulkcy.
School Superintendent P C Sears.
Surveyor S T Burch.
Coroner Dr J M'Cunnaway.
liuir Ion nt)'.
State Senator Geo B Dorris.
Representatives R IS Hayes, R M Millhol
land, R M Veatch, John Long.
Shenir-J R Campbell.
Clerk J K Houston.
Treasurer Chiis Lauer.
Commissioners S S Stephens, II C Veatch.
Assessor P J Mcl'hcrsoii.
School .superintendent A W Patterson.
Surveyor Geo Nolaml,
Coroner F W Osburn.
Union County.
Representatives O M Jameson, W 11 Hind
man. Judge A C Craig.
Clerk J T Outhouse.
Sheriff Green Arnold.
Commissioners Win Huffman, Win Wood
ell. Treasurer A F Benson,
Assessor O P Goodall.
Sehool Superintendent B F Collins.
Surveyor Eugene Chase.
Coroner W IC Riuehart.
;rxiil County.
Statu Senator M Dustiu.
Representative (J H Kiinberl.an.
County Judge W A White.
Clerk .Maurice Fitg- raid.
Sheriff -O 1' Cresap.
Treamrer W II Clark.
Commissioners G W Shearer, C S Dustin,
Assessor John Marshal,
School Superintendent J W Mark,
Surveyor George Kniealey.
Coroner Fred Horsley,
linker Coualy.
Senator I I) Haine.
Representatives L B Ison and W R Cur
tis Judge Jas II Shinn.
County Commissioners E P Parkins, .1 T
Sheriff W W Travillion.
Clerk-T D Parker.
Assessor Lciiibergcr,
Treasurer R D McCord.
School Supe-intendent John Payton.
Surveyor M D Abbott.
Coroner J W Cleaver,
Clurbamas Csuuly.
Senator John Myers.
Representatives W II Vaughan, S P
oyer, Htatl'oid and Baker.
Coaity Judge W L White.
Sheriff Shoe ps.
Clerk-0 W Capps.
Treasurer II L Kelly.
' 5 '
Duiixik ON Fire. Tho railroad bridge
across Lake Labisli was on fire yesterday
evening, says the Statesman, but was put out
before very much damage resulted, nome in
cendiary teems to enjoy sotting that bridge
on fire, as this is the second or third time
that attempts have been made to burn it.
The evening train was delayed about an hour
by lite lire,
NO. 12.
Anti-Monopoly Convention.
Pursuant to call tho citizens of Washing
ton county assembled in the court house at
Hillsboro on Saturday last.
On motion of Mr. Dunbar, of Gale's Creek,
A.K. Milner, of Cornelius, wris called to the
chair. A. O. Brown was chosen secretary.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Believing that the ruling political parties
having outlived tlitir period of usefulness
should bo overthrown, and that the interest
of tho people demand the upholding of s
new political organization pledged :
1. To destroy sectional strife.
2. To pay promptly the public bonded debt
3. To I educe the taxes and expenditures.
4. To establish the unlimited coinage at
gold and silver.
5. To substitute government legal tender
paper for bank issues.
0. To overthrow corruption at tho polls
and iu legislative bodies.
7. To secure a frto ballot and a fair count..
8. To control by law, and bring into sub
jection to tlio interests of tho people all cor
porations and nionopolies which have cor
rupted tho public service, anil by conil.ination
aud extort ion have established absolute do
minion over money, over transportation, over
invention, and over land mid labor.
Tho following ticket was then nominated:
Representatives; James Bruce, of Colum
bia; 1). M. Dunbar, of Gale's Creek, and C
Hiatt, of Dilley.
C.unty Judge. C. T. Tozier, of Hillsboro.
County Clerk J.A.Campbell.of Hillsboro.
Sherifl. B. P. Cornelius, of Columbia.
Treasurer, Wm. Landess, South I uidatin.
Assessor G. C Day, of Dairy Cccek.
Surveyor. John Withycombo, of Farni
ingtou. Sch-.ol Superintendent. W. B. Lyman, of
Forest flrovo.
County Commissioners. A. K. Milner, of
Cornelius; Conrad Schulmorick, of South
Coroner. E. M. Brown, of Hillsboro.
The audience Wednesday night at New Market
Theatre, (lathered to witness tho first pti
formanco of the Standard Minstrels, was one
of the largest that has greeted a ininatrel pot
fornianeo for many a day in this city. The
reputation that had precpdod the arrival of
the company ensued a cordial greeting to it.
The entiro performance last night was a com
plete success, from thu first rise of the cur
tain to tl.u last of the Muldoon Picnic, which
sent the peop'o homo with uching sidoi anil
streaming eyes. It is not incusary to par
ticulariu any spccul act or individual cllort;
everything done was executed iu a neat man
ner and with excellent taste. The singing of
thu first part was n great improvement over
what has been of late given ho-uiii that direc
tion, while the special acts worn oiigiuuland
new to most of tho audience, and well re
ceived. Muldoon's Picnic biought tho per
formance to a close, iu which Messrs. Kocd,
Mack, Rymaii and Havcrly fully outdid them
selves, creating roars of laughter ovurJ.hu rich
dialogue and comical situations which made
up tho burlesque. It is needless to say that
ti.i; leiiuining fivo nights of the uiigiement
will bo as successful as the first. Tho resi
dents nfg tho neighboring and outsidu towns
have a rich treat iu store for them, on thu ad
vent of tho Standard Minstrels in their midst.
The Finest Flour. A samplo of Hour
from the Capital Mills at Salem, on exhibition
at the commission house of Win. Dunbar yes
terday, attracted considerable attention. It
was iiinuiifseturcd by the slow ruduo'ion pro
cess, with steel buhrs, nod in oiiit of tide
ncss ami whiteness excelled any in the favor
ito brands which wcru compared with it Sev
eral dealers in Hour examined thu samples,
and all pronounced that made by the slow re
duction process a superior quality to the
others. Tho dilli-rcncu botwecn it ami sam
ples manufactured in the usual manner was
plainly perceptible even to thu most inexpert
encrd. Flour containing o portion of tho bran
may be more hiulthy ami nutritious, but the
demand is for tho white, anil tho process that
will furnish that is the one that is bound to
win. The prool of the pudding is in eatinc
it, however, and only a thorough practical
test will fully demonstrate thu superiority of
this article.
A Serious Acciiiknt. Ira Dunlap, a young
man who has been engaged hi chopping wood
with tho Crump! Ui) a nil the hitter's place,
met with a serious accident on Wednesday
morning last, says thu Jacksonville Timet,
while making preparation to go hunting with
ono of his companions. Ho ha I loaded his
gun, which was an old U. H. yager, and
placed the breech oi it on a rawhide bottomed
chair, and was resting on it witli tho muzzle
under his left arm. 'ihe chair having some
of thu strands broken, the stock of the gnu
ujijieii wiroogn, siriKing thu Hammer aria
causing tho load to Iu discharged, wlu'dh
struck him iu tho left arm-pit, the bulbs,
coining out at the top of the lioul5ra,
Fortunately no bones wero broken, but ty
was to close and the bullet so l.irg, it canscc
a ghastly fhsh wound. The young iimn v
brought to town yesterday and is under thi
care of Dr. Aiken,
A message from Olympia reports that thr
morning, after tho eaithquako, Mount Hauler
was smoking away quitu serf iuly, lYrhaj
the old mono tain was somewhat n-ioiijhl
for tho shaking-up wu all had. It does huh
aa if careful observation should ilutermiiw
somo Kjiuts concerning thu late tvcnl, so as to
locsto tho seat of the difficulty, Ono would
like to know where tho shaking came from.
and it was no slight affair to set no much of
tho earth quaking all at once,