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We to-day publish in full the par- j
tieulars as charged by the Associate j
rress reporter 01 tne massacre ot ;
four Modoes and wounding two oih- ,
ers. While we consider that every j
Modoc who had anything whoever
to do with the murder of the Peace j
Commissioners or the settlers on j
(Xost river, should be hanged or shot, j
we cannot but condemn the fiendish
spirit that would resort to assassina
tion, placing itself even below the
devilish spirit of the Modoes them
selves. We, how n t r. believe the
charge made iPgair.st the Oregon vol
unteers to be false, ami cannot cred
it the report that f.ny of them were
guilty of the gross outrages as re-
poit d. WeMippo-eihoasssiration
was probablv committed by some of
the relatives of tin
victims of the '.
for their va'
W:TT. it is T7V'
io ill tr;-. '1 iv.
T' r;;i : ,.c
as the Oregon volun-
v.. .". f r.-iderahle credit
r.hle services in this
r:v:v---sed by this reporter
iv. v.i t!.; ir merited praise
" .1 t.v rt.:i:r.st them, !
.-itu nothing to mean lor
r.i.-.r.s to charge on both the most eminent lawyers of Pitts
rf Oregon and the volun- burg, and would himself become a
. r this v, hole trouble, and groat lawyer some day. This person
.r: unity which has been it is stated, said she had been a
y have been insulted and school ma'am before her marriage
We do not endorse the ! to Mr. Mitchell. Early in June, it
. .v. .. 1 v
r.ir..c,-..f the Modoes unlawfully any
r:.r.re than the killing of white men,
we hope, for the credit of Ore
gon and her volufeers, that this foul
el.arge may proove false, anil the
reporter who has eagerly forwarded
this news be rove:i a slanderer and
o a liar. We think Modoes- should all
be made "good Indians," but not by
means of assassination. There is a
proper and legal way to do such
work, and we trust that the authorities-mav
be allowed to carry out
the law without any interference by
Crrrixo Dinvy Kxpensks. The
Kalama liencun learns that the capi
talists from Europe and elsewhere,
lately here for the purpose of inves
tigating the affairs of Mr. llolladay's
railroads in Oregon, have for a month
past had an expert here taking items
and that expert "proposes to his
principals the reduction of expenses
O oa the O. and C. 1. K., by lopping
off several dead -head salaries, there
by, effecting a retrenchment of about
i? 10,000 a month, among which are
President's salary per month $1,000;
Vice-President's do. $."00: attorney's
do. fcNOO; Secretary, f?'2."0; 81,000 per
month to supply deficiency in run
ning expenses of the Portland 7iti!i
ll'iUrii,,, etc., to the extent of $10 000
which the road lias now to to pro
vide, in addition to the $2,000 per
day, interest on the bonds which
were sold to build the road."
Since the abve has been in type,
the Htdletiii has came to hand which
denies the truth of the above, and
says that the statement that the
"capitalists from Europe and else
where had an 'expert' here 'for a
month taking items' is w ithout foun
dation, and the balance of the state
ment is as false in every respect as
c that relating to the Jhilltt'm."
OKAXiIiE.---The Grand Lodge,
F. it A. M., of Oregon has been in
session at Portland during the pres
ent week. It probably adjourned
last evening. Oa Wednesday the
following Grand ofHcers w9ere elected
;for the ensuing year: T. McF. Pat
ton, Grand Master; A. Van Dusen,
Deputy Grand Master; J. R. Con
pie, Senior Grand Warden; T. J.
Stump, Junior Grand Warden; R.
P. Earhart, Grind Secretary; R. F.
Rrown, CI rand Treasurer; James R.
Rayley, Chairman Committee on
Democratic Ticket. The follow
ing persons have been nominated on
O the Democratic ticket for city otli
cers at 'Portland, the election taking
place Monday: For Mayor, Eugene
Semple; for Tolice Judge, Alexan
der Dodge; for City Assessor, Wm.
J. Kelly. The light promises to be
an interesting one, there being three
full tickets in the Held, and it is hard
to say which will come off victo
Plenty of Canpipates. At the
election in Portland next Monday,
there will be four candidates in the
field for Mayor, viz: Eugene Sem
rle regular Democratic nominee;
11. Failing, Independent; John Mc
Craken, Custom House clique; and
last but not the least, Mrs. A. J.
Duniway, on the split ticket. The
people of Portland ought to le able
to make a judicious selection from
such a number of candidates.
As strange as it may appear to our
readers who have heretofore noticed
the course of the Radical press of
Oregon on the Chinese question,
there is not a piper of the Radical
persuasion in this State now but
w hat endorses most heartily the posi
tion occupied bv the Democracy on
e t'lis question. These fellows are
Apolooy. Sickness in the editor's
jfamily we hope is sufficient apology
for the lack of the usual amount of
editorial matter this week.
The Clouds Thicken.
In the Orcjoiiimi of last Tuesday
we find u further serious charge
against our United States Senator,
which is to the ell'ect that about the
last of April or first of May, 1'0,
iie roa,ior ys observe that Mr.
Hippie (.ft IVunsyh ania in April of
lh:lt r) t!lo mun whom wo i ,
t.al, Mitchell 1:Ull-0j nt the port of .
San LuU Obispo in Southern Cali- .
foruj:li from rt steamship hound from j
ViUmmil to San Francisco. In those '
(,,. i, i.,..;e... i: n'luav being yet
unl)nit. til0 ,,-avel to California from ,
kimi uiv. . v . -
the Fast was mostly by t:Ulun'- j i,v I'eeral aid, which cannot be hoi
With the future Senator, landed also , fo. SJ ltmg as tie 1)arty that orig
a handsome and sprightly young wo- j fourteeuth amendment,
man whom he introduced us ms win.
The two went out to the town of
San Luis Obispo, which is a few
miles inland from the seaport of the
same name, and there Mr. Mitchell
opened a law office under the name
0f ,Tuin H. Mitchell, rented a house
UIUl furnished it, and settled down
to business. Then he introduced
j the person he called his wife, into
Society. She appeared extremely
oVii 0f him, and of a little girl who
V-;IS understood to be their daughter,
frequently - alluding with pride to
il..nts nf her husband, and sav-
' , , , t t i -.i ? !
in" he had studied law with one cf
was determined to have a Fourth-of-July
celebration, and Mr. Mitchell
was complimented with an invitation
to deliver the oration, lie accepted
the invitation, but soon afterwards
came to the conclnsion to leave the
place, assigning as a reason for this
sudden change of purpose, that the j
Jawyers there understood the r?pan-
ish language, and had, therefore, an I
advantage over him, the people there .
being largely of Spanish or Mexican
way, and that he and his wife were
both too unqualifiedly Republican
to get along well in a place so strong
ly Democratic as that, lie left there
with his family, before the time to
deliver his oration, our informant
thinks about the middle of June.
We know' nothing further of him or
of the woman accompanying him,
till he readied Portland without her,
on or about the first day of July of
the same year. lie could not have
stopped long in San Francisco.
Does not the presence of the wo
man in California explain how he !
happened to leave Pennsylvania?
lied Tape Will They Clear Them r
We predicted when the news came
of the surrender of the Modoes, that
the Administration would find some
pretence through which these mur
derers would escape a merited pun
ishment. This predict ion, it appears,
will become true, as the following
dispatch, dated at Washington on
the 11th inst. shows. Red tape and a
vacillating cowardly Administration
will vet allow these red devils to
j glory over the murder of eighteen
innocent settlers and the blood of
(ien. Canby and Thomas. Here is
what the dispatch says, and we pre
sume it is published by the authority
of the Administration :
A Washington special says the ad
ministration organ there, under the
head of "What is to be done with
the Modoes V" has some suggestions
which have been agitated there in
both legal and military circles for
some time. It says that persons who
profess to know are predicting that
neither Captain Jack nor any of his
followers will be hanged. A military
commission will be organized by
Gen. Scofield, w hich will doubtless
try them; but the finding of that
court must be approved by the Pres
ident, and then comes the tug of war.
The first question to be brought be
fore the President will be that deny
ing the legality of the military com
mission which is to try the culprits,
on the ground that General Canby
was not killed as a commander of the
army in the Department of the Col
umbia, but w as killed w hile acting as
a Peace Commissioner, having been
placed at the head of the Commission
by a special agreement between the
President and Secretary of the Inter
ior, witli full j'ower in the premises.
They declare that Gen. Canby was
not surrounded by any troops when
he was killed, but having gone out
as a Peace Commissioner, away from
his command, met his death, and the
murderers therefore cannot be treat
ed by the military authorities. As
to the killing of Major Thomas and
those with him, at a latter date, the
military commission can take no cog
nizance of that offence, as a state of
war then existed between our troops
and the Modoes.
Henry Watterson, editor of the
Courier Jo"ninl, said in his recent
lecture on journalism delivered at
Indianapolis: "As Congrcve and
Sheridan were, as Dickens and
Thackary were the journalist may be,
and partly is already; a man in whom
a public interest, great or less, ac
cording to his genius, is taken; a
a man who, loving his fellow men,
has it in his power to be loved by
them. Ihe process is very simple.
To be kindly, honest, fearless, capa
ble, that is all; and I name kindness
first, because if a newspaper would
be popular it must, like an individ
ual, carry a pleasant aspect; it must
be amiable and unpretentious; speak
ing the language and wearing the
habiliments of the people; bone of
their bone and flesh of their flesh; a
sincere as well as an effective deliv
erer of ( their thoughts, wishes and
i The Radical Party Must Shoulder the
The people of this coast, remarks
an exchange, are powerless to place
an v obstacle in the way of Chinese
immigration, the Radical party
having most effectually tied
hands -f the States in
such matters by means of
- , t ts IItwe
against the Chinese
AVijx vliit-li the Radical press of this
t.0'ist is reujing the popular ear is
souml all1 furVf sonifying
m,.., pi,..! iom,P.s,1
11(T Hill LI . iii"v- ii..v- : ' v -
removetl froni the body only
the Civil llights Act and the treaty
with China, dominates in the Gov
ernment. There must be a change
in the Federal Administration and
Congress if we would stop the tide of
Chinese immigration, setting in
stronger and stronger as the Radical
party increases in power and influ
ence growing with its growth, and
strengthening with its strength.
The Radical party are committed to
the doctrine of equal rights before
the law to the Chinese, and Avith
those equal rights guaranteed them
thev will continue to pour into the
country notwithstanding the popular
prejudice against them. It is impos
sible to prevent their coming without
legislation discriminating against
them,and the Federal Government has
shielded them from that. The ICth
Section of the Civil Rights Act de
clares That all ier.oss within the jurisdic
tion of the United States shall have
the same rights in every State and
Territory in the United States to
make and enforce contracts, to sue,
to be parties, give evidence, and to
the full and equal benefit of all law
in.0,.oeiiings for the security of per-
son and property as is enjoved bv
white citizeus, and shall be subject
to like Dunishments, pains and penal
ties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of
all kind, and none other, any law,
statute, ordinance, regulation, or cus
tom to the contrary notwithstanding,
The 17th section provides that if
any person under color of any law,
ordinance, etc., shall be deprived of
the rights secured in the foregoing
section, or shall be subjected to any
different pains or penalties on account
of such person being an alien, or by
reason of his color or race, the par
ties violating the provision "shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and on con
viction shall be punished by a fine
not exceeding one thousand dollars.
or imprisonment not exceeding one
year; or both at the discretion of the
Court." The Radical party of the
whole country are irretrievably com
mitted t-o the doctrine of this Act,
which has been endorsed by overy
national convention of the party held
since its passage. How then can the
people hope for relief through that
party? If they indulge the hope,
they will lind it to lie delusive and
never to be realized. The clamor
now made against the Chinese by
Radical organs is hypocritical. We
warn the people against trusting
them. Their asseverations are nitre
Close of the Modoc War.
The following dispatch was receiv
ed by Gov. G rover on the 5th inst:
I1i:api:s Lost Riveii Spkjnok.
June -ith, via Ashland. June "th.
To Cor. C rarer: The Modoc War
was ended by the Oregon Volunteers
last night at VI odock, after a hard
march of three days and nights, by the
forces under my command. The last
desperate warrior belonging to Capt.
Jack's band was brought into camp.
The captured numbered five w n.f our
women and three children. Tne noto
rious Rlack Jim is one of the num
ber. I will march the command to
Linkville to-day, place the warriors
in irons and await your Excellency's
orders. John E. Ross,
Rrig. Gen. Com'g. O. S. M.
The Governor sent the following
Salkm, June o.
To Geu. John K. Rom, Lixl.rilh-:
If you have any of the Lost River
murderers standing indicted in the
Circuit Court of Jackson county, de
liver them into the custody of the
Sheriff of said county. Deliver all
other captives to the commanding
ollicer of the United States forces in
the Lake Basin. Return the Volun
teers and muster them out. Assure
your oilicers and men of my highest
appreciation of their. brilliant con
duct. On behalf of the State I con
gratulate you on your success.
L. F. Gkovek,
Governor of Oregon
What his Friends Say,
A New YorK dispatch under date
of the 10th inr,t says: "A Tribunes
Washington special says the friends
of Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, here
stated that in view of the wide cur
rency given to the scandal of his
private life he lias been advised to
resign. The argument used is that
w hile his change of name w ill not in
validate his claim to a seat in the
Senate and although his present
anomalous domestic relations may
not be sufficient ground for expul
sion, still it is advisable that the
State of Oregon should not be rep
resented by a Senator whose influ
ence will be paralyzed by the mis
fortunes which surround him. It is
not Indieved, however, that Mitch
ell will resign, but will endeavor to
make as plausible a statement as
possible, consistent with the charges
made against him."
The people of Oregon would be
pleased to have Mr. Mitchell either
satisfactorily explain the " unex
plained " charges, or resign the seat
he cannot longer fill without dis
grace to our State.
FKOM THC LAVA HMDS!
Four Modoes Killed.
I'.oyi.k's Camp, Turn: IjAKK Penin
sula' June Noon. About daylight
vesterdav morning John and James
'Faircluld and a dozen other; citicens
j left Fairchild s ranch, on the oaiiKs ot
I Cottonwood creek, with 17 Modoc cap
! t;,-... :.. .!.,.!;.. ltmriiu I'liiirli'v S!i:i-
.--, INI lU'UMi. - J
Nasty Jin i. Teehee Jack, Pony. Little
John anl Mooch. John Fairchild, llo
gus, Shijg-Nastv and all the white men
save JanTes being mounted and armed,
rode in advance soon after the start,
h aving the balance ot'the party several
miles 'behind. James had the Indians
in a wagon drawn by four mules. At
the crossing of Lost river, l ite in the
afternoon, James came across the Ore
gon Volunteers (Captain 1 User) , who
was enroute for home. The members
of the company were scattered around
the camp and engaged in various occu
pations, but upon the approach of the
Indians they ran and armed them
selves, and "then gathered about the
Captain lliser said," Where is Hooka
" At Delve's Camp," replied Fairehid.
Hiser What two scouts left Fair
ehilds this morning?
Fairchild i'.ogus and Shag-Nasty.
Jliser What route did they take?
Faircl ild Can't jMisitivi lv sta'e.
Hiser What Indians have you lure?
Fairchild All Hot Creeks except
Little John, who is a Lost River.
Jliser (To Little John) Who shot
John Shag-Nasty Jim. John was
badlv, wounded in the thigh and had
his leg broken below the knee.
lliser (To l'aiichila) What kind of
Iiiilians are these?
Fairchild I guess these are not
among the worst; there are no char
ges against them.
The conversation was of this sort for
some time. Fairchild had an idea that
it would be best to place the Indians
under the protection of lliser, as mat
ters were getting mixed. The volun
teers looked as it they meant mischief.
Fpon second thought, however, he
deemed it best to push forward and
reach this camp as skii as possible.
Hiser Where will you camp?
Fairchild At Dennis Crawley's.
Fairchild drove on and the volun
teers returned to camp. 1 Ialf an liour
after this episode a citizen rode up and
asked if any men had passed along j
ahead of him. and the latter replied in
the affirmative. The man kept Fair- :
child company for about a mile and
then turned oil" to the l i iht. towards a ;
bend in tlu river, two miles from j
Crawley's house. Fairchild noticed a j
couple of men riding ahead, as if to in
tercept Jiini. lie watched them the
more closely as he suspected foul play.
They gained the point, dismounted,
and placed their hats upon the sage
brush. One of them tied a handker
chief about his head an i the other used
a pantaloons' leg, undoubtedly for the
purpose of disguise. When ihe team
came up one stepped to the rear and
tlu-other in front and presented cock
ed Needle-guns at Fairchild. The man
in front al.-io had a butcher knife
drawn. He was the spokesman:
'(let down vmi old white-headed
s of a '." said he.
l!y what authority?"' said Fairchild.
' IJy mine; 1 sun" going to kill the
Indians and you too," was the reply.
Then the leader caught hold of the
mules and unhitched them, or cut the
harness, and Fairchild clinging to the
lines, leaped to the ground. The poor
wretches imnlorid for mercy, and
beirired Fairc.nl 1 to save them. Tne
waniors were unarmed, and knew that j
resistance was useless. They wt re tl:e-
coolest, in the party, though facing in- j
eviiable death: but the women and i
children shrieked and groa:u t and
wept piteously. Faircluld had nothing
but a small ist'i with him : six inches
from his car was the muzzl.' of a Net -die
gun. 'Indeed," said lie to men
few moments since. " the tears c.-m.'.c e
my eyes, and I mim
those' of the Modoes.
massacre might hi
was a terrib'e scene
ret it. I shudder
led m v voL-c wit h
i:i the hop1 that a
.'.veiled.' Oh! it
-1 never shall for
wh( n I think of
w hat I siw and heard. I e-f nrtul
vi ic; s of those women and. chiiii-en a re
still ringing hi my ears." l'.ut the !
cowardly hounds were r,r,t to be haul!:.- j
ed. A shot, and Little John 1 i.v d :.d j
m tne l.e-t ii t lie
in his brain. Tin
wage.n with a bullet
four mule.-; dashc'
awav with Fain.
hild. and tar.gl" I him
in the lines. Five s
cession and Teeiiec
hots m i apio suc-
Mooch, the remaining warriors, were
dead, and Little John's sou.iw received
a frightful wound in tne shoulder, i
Away ahead in the road, and j
in the direction of T.ovle's Camp,
was a cloud of dust indicating the hur
ried approach, of a team. The murder
ers espied the dust and in a moment
were rapidly away. Sergeant M urphy.
of battery O. Fourth Artillery, with
ten men "and a teamster, came by the
team. The Sergeant took charge of
affairs and remained with bis men, on
the ground., and Fairchild and the
teamster, the wounded sjuaw and her
two children, came hit her at 'J. o'clock
this morning. Fairchild reached cn
eral Davis'' headquarters and related
Teams with an escort were at once
sent out after the prisoners, dead and
alive. No steps were taken for the
apprehension of the felons who per
formed the bloody work. It is gener
ally believed th-tt the Oregon Volun
teers are the guilty parties. Fairchild
is of that opinion himself.
The warriors killed were not charged
with murder. Those who knew them
say that they only participated in open
lights. Kvery one here condemns the
affair as atrocious and without excuse.
There is no doubt that the murder was
carried out on a carefully arranged
plan", as Fairchild noticed horsemen on
the road ahead and behind him when
the shots were tired. 1 lad John 1'aiiv
child, instead of James been present
another murder might have 1 (en add
ed to the list, as the Oregonians are
I ittcr in their hatred of John, 'Old
Mm." and other Californiaiis.
The Warm Springs have only a few
weeks longer to serve.
Father O Kane. Assistant Pastor of
the Vrcka District, held a Catholic
service to-day. as usual, at the Provis
ional Hospital building.
Sergeant Clinton is tailing fast.
IJovi.e's ('ami1, Junes :' cm. An
interview between ienera 1 Da vis a nd
Captain Jack and Seonchhi has just
terminated. The Modoc; Chief says
that he was incited to his cruel warfare
bv Allen David, Chief of the Klamaths.
I to also denied having killed Oeneml
Canby. and bud the blame on his boys.
Sconchin told the same story.
The Varm Springs have received an
invoice of red paint, are now bidding
jubilees by night and by day. This
afternoon several of them rode through
the military camp wearing a light and
airy uniform consisting of a towel and
a dress-coat of red paint.
Vhkka, Cab, June 11. David Horn,
sutler at Camp Canby, on Tule Lake,
arrived this evening, having left there
Sunday ni'rht. From him we learn
that all was quiet at headquarters.
The, Warm Springs and one or two
troops of cavalry were expected tostart
On Saturday, eight Pitt river Indians
brought eleven Modoes, three men,
eight women and children, to (ien.
Davis. The Modoes had taken refuge
in their village. They being afraid to
have them stay there, went over to
Hot Spring valley and counselled with
some of the whites there. They advis
ed them to disarm the Modoes and take
them to Davis, which tin y did.
Six deserters were lemg tried by
The attack upon Fairchild, with the
Hot Creek prisoners, is universally
condenined at headquarters as a cow
ardly, despicable act.
There are now but three or four Mr
doc bucks out. The only one of note is
Long Jim, who escaped from theguard
at idiom's Camp betore the massacre
of (ien. Canby.
The Oreyouiaii says: Dr. Hill, who
has lateby returned from a trip east
of the mountains, where he went to
solicit aid for the McMinnville Col
lege, met w ith very flattering suc
cess, having raised' quite a sum for
Telegraphic Xews Summary.
N.F.W Yokk, June 10. A special
says an investigation will be made
at once into Colonel Gilleni's con
duct of the campaign against the Mo
docs. Charges have been laid before
the War -Department narrating that
the command of Major Thomas went
out early in the morning, and though
the sound of battle was distinctly
heard, the commanding ollicer sent
no relief, until four o'clock in the
afternoon, but was lounging all day
in his tent. On account of this neg
lect large numbers of oilicers and
men were killed and wounded. Dr.
D. Ewitt, Assistant Surgeon, U. S.
A., specifically charges Gillem with
neglect for leaving the wounded on
the field for thirty-six hours before
orders were given to bring them in
for treatment, and that Lieut. Harris
died in consequence of this neglect.
The feeling among army oilicers is
very intense against Giilem. They
say that he is notoriously incapable,
ami demand his trial by Court-martial.
Al.ua ny, X. Y.Jnne 10 The
Court of Appeals were unanimous in
opinion in granting Stokes a new
trial. There w ere two opinions writ
ten, one by Gardner, the other by
Rappalio. The charge of the Court
below is held to be erroneous on the
point that the Jaw presumes murder
from the act of killing, and calls on
the prisoner to mitigate or justify;
also there were errors in excluding
proof of threats by deceased to kill
the prisoner; also error in permitting
Mrs. Morse to contradict Jennie
Turner in collateral matter, called
out on cross examination of Jennie,
namely as to whether she left Mrs.
Morse's house against her wishes,
and because detectives were said to
bo after her soon after the homicide.
Washington, June '.. Gen Scho
f.eld has been instructed by tele
graph to appoint a Military Commis
sion to try the Modoc prisoners.
Kr.i-.Ni-: X. H. , June (I. Hon. John
Prentiss, the oldest printer and news
paper publisher in Xew England,
perhaps in the United States, died
this afternoon, in the txlth year of
his age. He established the Xew
Hampshire Sefutel in 17!)!), and con
ducted it for l! years. His funeral
will take place on Monday afternoon.
X'i:w Yoi:k, June (. A special to
the Trihm.e says Victoria Woodhnll
dropped dead of heart disease at her
house at !' (clock this evening.
Washington, June 11. The mas
sacre of the Modoc captives at Lost
River crossing is denounced by every
one here. Roth Gen. Sherman with
the military and Attorney-General
Williams with judicial authorities,
will exercise every possible means to
capture and punish the culprits. The
Attorney-General expresses the opiu
ionthat it was committed by outlaws
who infest that locality, and it will
be almost impossible to catch them.
Washington, June 10. Informa
tion received to-day from Lon
don, says the Government of
Great Rritain has made arrangements
through the Rank of England, with
bankers, to deliver to the Secretary
of State at Washington, on or before
the bUh of September, .io.oOO.OOO,
the amount awarded by the Geneva
tribunal to the United States.
Rhighaai has accepted the Japan
Eastpokt (Me.), June 10. A sad
accident occurred hero this morning
at the gasworks. Some repairs were
to be made, and a young man by the
name of Lawrence went down into
the gasometer to let oil" the water,
when the gas overcame him, and he
fell from the ladder into the water.
His brother Edward went down to
rescue him, and lie too was suffocat
ed and fell. Another brother, James
tied a rope round his body, aiwl was
lowered, but had to be drawn up im
mediately. He was nearly dead, and
lies in a precarious condition. The
ithers were dead when taken out.
Ann.m'ot.is. June 10.- Joshua Nich
olson was to-day sentenced to death
for the murder of Mrs. Lamphey,
and will doubtless be hanged on the
first of August, in company with his
Ro.vion, June 10. .Extensive plun
dering having been going on for
some time from trains on the Roston
and Fitchburg road, the company
employed detectives to watch and
t'ue result is the arrest of the conduc
tor, Edward Pinder, engineer Smith,
fireman Rlood and ex-conductors Hil
drcth and Hanscomb. Other parties
are suspected. Pinder and Hihlreth
pleaded guilty. A large amount is
Memphis, June 10. The cholera
is undoubtedly increasing. The in
terments to-day were eighteen, against
eleven yesterday, and at ( o'clock in
the evening, undertakers had receiv
ed orders for fourteen eollins. The
weather is still cloudy and m sultry.
Hon. Jacob Thompson is dangerous
ly ill with cholera.
Xicw Yor.K, June 10. The opinion
of the Court of Appeals to the Stokes
case, inferentially declares the con
stitutionality of the Xew Jury law,
under which the formation of an or
der of expression of an opinion shall
not operate to the exclusion of a ju
ror who takes oaths that he believes
he can render an impartial verdict
Xew Yokk. June 11. Jack S.
Shultz writes that the American De
partment at the Vienna Exposition
will be in complete order by the 15th
of June, which cannot be the case
with that of any other nation, not
excepting England, which has the
advantage of a corps of workmen
brought to Vienna to complete and
perfect that department. The Aus
trian Government he says,, should
have taken another year to prcjiare
for the Exposition.
AmniN, June 11. A brutal mur
der was committed in this city last
night, by Merritt Wheeler, keeper
of a house of ill-fame. He murder
ed his mistress, Fanny Sterling, be
holding her by the hair and kicking
her to death.
Memphis, June 11. One of the
severest rain anil thunder storms
ever known here raged last night,
accompanied by immense sheets of
electricity. In" an hour and a half
2 75-100 inches of rain fell. It is
feared that gTeat damage is done to
the planting interests in the adjacent
country, but the sanitary condition
is greatly improved.
Hon. Jacob Thompson is recover
ing from an attack of cholera.
Cincinnati, June 11. James Me
Doumott, a butoher, was shot dead
w hile standing in his stall in the Sixth
street market, this morning, by W.
Dancles. The parties had some trou.
ble Sunday which caused the shoot-
Sumniary of State Xews Items.
Ex-Congressman Slater is on a
visit to Portland.
Work at the Brownsville Woolen
Mill has commenced.
Corvallis is going to have plug-
uglies, on the Fourth. j
A steamboat company will soon be
organized at YaquinaRay.
Wheat is selling at Corvallis at 72
cents, and oats at 13(3 cents.
J. J. Henderson, Consul at Amoy,
left Portland last week for China.
The manufacture of ice will be
commenced at Portland next week.
The Pacifies Wat the Pioneers at
Portland, Saturday, bv 50 runs to
A sister of Senator Fay of Jackson
county, died recently in San Fran
cisco. An assessment of fifty per cent, on
the State University fund has been
Railroad fare to Oakland, on the
4th of July w ill be reduced to half
The postoffiee at Junction City
was robbed last Friday night of
Hereafter a mail is to run from
Corvallis to Dallas and back the
A runaway team broke a thigh for
Trvin Smith, of Benton county, last
Two steamers run regularly be
tween Coos Bay and San Francisco
Two Warm Spring Indians have
been killed in the Modoc war and
Mrs. Hand, wife of the proprietor
of the Moimtdineii-, died on the 3d,
A ball is to be given at Eugene
City, July 4th, for the benefit of the
The Monmouth Rase Ball Club
has beaten the Albany Club in two
The Royal Arch Chapter closed
its Annual Convocation, at Portland,
The German bankers who lately
arriod here departed overland for
California the 7th.
John Bra;:ee, Esq., has been ap
pointed agent of the O. S. X. Com
pany at the Dalles.
Sister Duniway proposes to inflict
the people of Oregon again with the
JVcr yurthweyf shortly.
There were over 50 cases on the
docket at the late term of the Circuit
Court for Coos county.
Ihe closing exercises of Corvallis
College began last Monday, and are
to continue until Friday.
Mr. Litchfield has been
pointed to the Siletz Agency,
Samuel Case, resigned.
Emery Jor.es, who made his escape
from the Benton county jail last
week, has been retaken.
Henry Ahpel. of Elk City, was
thrown from a horse last week, and
had his right leg broken.
E, S. Morgan k Co., of Roseburg
are manufactuaing a splendid qual
ity of lime near that plr.ee.
j The (). S. X". Co.'s steamer Sho
j shone was brought down to Port
land from the Dalles last week.
A dwelling belonging to R. Mc
Cornell, on Oak Creek. Albany, was
burned on the 10th. Xo insurance.
Mr. A. J. Duffer is a passenger
per steamer Oriilamme from San
Francisco for Portland, now due.
During the week ending- June oYl '
450 tons of coal and 100 M. feet of
lumber was shipped from Coos Bay.
On the 3d inst., the dw elling house
of Joseph Thompson, of Toledo,
Benton County, was destroyed bv
During May, about oOO head of
cattle and 1,000 sheep were shipped
down the Columbia from Eastern
Dr. A. X. Foley writes that he has
decided to call his spring, on the
Upper McKenzie, Bethesda instead
Miss Lou Simpson, one of the
teachers in tho Albany College, is
dangerously ill with congestion' of
The Annual Association of regular
Baptists will meet with the Little
j set hoi C hurch in Linn
There has been a reduction in the
wages of deck hands employed on
the O. S. X. Company's boats from
$45 to $10. .
W. C. Baird fc Co., of Brownsville,
Oregon, are manufacturing good
substantial wagons from Oregon
The Corvallis Farmers' Warehouse
Company has purchased the Moore
St. Clair warehouse wharf, etc
for $2,500. "'
Two or three fatal cases of the
epizooty have occurred in Linn
county. A large number of horses
Mr. W. D. Pittcnger, of Wash
ington county, has been appointed
a United States Commissioner bv
E. M. White of Gem City, has dis
covered a rich deposit of quartz
about six miles from Gem City, on
the Hogem road.
The man Poland who was recently
shot accidentally by a Mr. Tracy at
Dram s Station in Donglas county
is slowly recovering. '
Advices from Agent Dyar and
Ivan Applegate state that the Indian
difficulties in the Silver Lake coun
try have been settled.
The Republicans of Portland have
nominated for Councilmen 1st ward,
L. P. W. Quimby; 2d ward, J. H.
Lyon; 3d ward, L. Besser.
The Daily Evening Xeics has been
designated "by Governor G rover as
the litigant organ for the counties
of Multnomah and Columbia.
A young daughter of John Wil
liamson, of Chehalem valley, Yam
hill county, was thrown from a horse
a few days since and terribly injured.
rel ; . . . . ....
heme arrit.itf1 o.i i-
o o -v,., alm me imp will '
all probability be built this Sun ' A"
Several families have conic jPt
Douglas county within the lasff
days from Missouri and Iowa T
are well pleased with the country '
J. H. De Loss, who was recertl
pardoned out of the penitentiar I
n 4 l.lillllir
An effort is being made to h.,VP .
premium of Sot) each offered st t'
next Fair for the best short W.;"i
bull, and the best longwooled -he',."
A correspondent of the P',,;,,, ..,! ,
ays: " Empire City has greatly 'Q.
urnvnil fvithin 1 1.. a
seems to be quite a lively business
like place. s"
It would' be interesting to l,
what position Senator Mitchell WfT
occupy on the measures for the s1M,
pression of polygamy in Utah. V,v"
yon ii n.
Thirteen thousand seven hini.lrcl
and seventy-six centals of Ore l
wheat were received at San Fraia-C
co for the quarter ending , !.a
30th. " 1U1
The Springfield, Lane Conntv
Farmers' Club has adopted a r(s..J'.
Hon in favor of a law- to reu',;,.
fares and freights on the rive.rsVud
The Bishop Scott Grammar ;a
Divinity school. Portland, in ch;r
of Trof. R. W. Laing, held their
public examination on last Tues,':iv
During April and May Ijri In
land delivered 40 lectures in L.e.
county; collected $43iS7; paid out
$50 50; organized five new lo.igcs,
charter fees, $50.
The Republicans of East Portia::.!
have nominated the following , it
ticket: For Recorder. R. E. Vy.,'..':
Treasurer. W. S. Gordon; Asscs.,-
O. M. Barnard. 0
A man named Rice has been s i t
to the Penitentiary- from Doiu-,-county
for ten years fvr rape. An
other, named lirown, one year f..r
The Directors of the Vvad:i!;t "?i
County Agricultural Society Kl.,.
concluded to hold their l air f r
four days only, instead of rive as
A young lad, aged fourteen, t;.
son of Mr. Fitzpatriek. at BakeO-.e:..
Wasco countv, died a few ".;:v
since from the effect of a pistol .-L,,t
wound in the hand.
The exort.s from the city of Port
land for the week eliding June "il.
exceeded somewhat $200. 000; v. hi'"
the imports scarcely exceeded ui, -
fourth of that si mount.
The first Judicial District Las a
lively Prosveuting Attorney. '!.
S'tti;iu'! says, "he r.,t only pro!-e r;ti s
criminals, but he goes l.'O miles
the mountains to lu lp caj'ture Vnr-m. '
The por-plo of South Yamhill con
template celebrating the Xiit iei::.!
Anniversary by a picnic iner t;-' :
with appropriate exercise. Ir J
W. Watts has accepted an hivitatiin
to deliver an address.
The body of Alex. Due? ar. w..
was drowned last. Winter at ();k
Grove str.tior. sov.th of .Re:--br.lv
was found one day last week h- a
slough about three' miles below- tl
place where the areuloi.t occuit--:!.
The little son .f Ibd.t. J. l aen.
aged about 11 yers. was cauirht nr.
der the mrori of the Portland f em
boat last Wednesday' moining. r. T
severely if not dtuigeronsy0iiijun h
One of his ears w as nearly cut oil'.
During the three months c-r.ch.?
May 31, tho shipments of treasiuv
from Oregon to San Francis-cc.
amounted to $07,853 55. currccv:
$400,375, gold coin: $.;:. 7f2
bullion; and $15,702 10. silver cen;.
The Albany Farmers' CVn:-::ry
had a meeting last Monday, at which
it was reported that 7.35d Lad hn
subscribed to its capital stock. "
Board of directors was elected, o:
which G. W. Vernon was chosen
President, and Mr. Blevins. Secre
The grand jury, of Cons connfy.
returned two indictments against th
late Sheriff. Geo. W. Sleeper; i
for embezzling public moneys run"
another for refusing to account there
for. He was tried upon the tir-t
and the jury was unable to a:ne
upon a verdict. He will remain in
jail until the next session of the Cir
The house of Messrs. Stilh r
Shopes near Scholl's Bridge, in
Washington fount v, was broken n.:
by some thieves "on Friday of hc-t
week and pretty thoroughlv'ransnck
ed. Several articles w ere taken ly
the thieves, but the owners of t!.
house pursued the robbers so hot!;
that they only succeeded in gettir-'
away with a coat and some oth'r
articles of small value.
The San Francisco Post sny:
" Cien. John Adair, of Astoria, On -gon,
sailed on the last steamer, tak
ing with him a fine bull calf. '" Ma
riner 3c," for w hich he paid CoJciul
Peter Saxe $500. The Colonel im
ported the bull from Kentucky.
was bred by Capt. X. S. Patterson,
one of the foremost breeders of th1
short horns in the "blue gra'
county of Harrison."
Of Wallowa Valley, Union county,
an " up country" paper says: " 0vtI'
20() settlers had already made their
homes there. Against "these a little
band of forty or fifty Indians, wh
claim the lands as 'exempt. Th:
claim of the Indians is thus allowed,
and the whites compelled to vaci-tc.
without any opioi tumty to uehcam.
and only the poor prospect of a tar
dy ajipropriation by Congress to
them for their improvements.
A cotemporary has the followh
"Reader, if you have borrowed '-'-e
paper you are reading, don't do
again. Subscribe. It isn't safe '
borrow papers. We once knew
poor but honest man w ho borrowo
a paper inncn-ently and inadvertantly
from a wholesale neighbor. '
act! That terrible contagion, n
small-pox, was conveyed insidiovc-0
in the fibers of the sheet. Of tllrtt
extensive and interesting family '
doting father, a fond wife, several
lovely daughters, tw o popular mothers-in-law,
and three beautiful aunts
not one remained to tell the talc.
xue projecioi building a teler.nTl,
hue from Coos Bav to li.i..':