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OfiEGJ. HTl', OREM.W J IX II, 1576
Your County Paper.
"Writing on this subject a Western
editor says, "Don't complain of it!
It is just what you make it, whatever
yorl may say or think."
Is it not well then to make good
its surroundings that you may not
be only improving at heme, but also
be sending a good report abroad?
For be assured your faults will fly
faster than the wind faster than
stages faster than steamboats fast
er than locomotives even with the
speed of lighting. Then forget not
your local newspaper. Nay, sooner
forget your school house, your acad
emy, or almost anything else. He
member that it is a speaker which
has an immense audience. You point
to your miuister, maybe, but while
he preaches to a hundred, your local j
paper speaks to seven or eight times
the number. And more than this, it
is readjfrom beginning to end, and
its words, its expressions, its senti
ments and thoughts Cweighed, pon
dered over and treasured up for life.
Yes the newspaper reaches all, and
its spirit should never be below that
of a sermon, since it has a hundred
times the chance at ihe heart.0 Now-a-days
it goes into every household,
you see it on every table, you cannot
avoid it if you would. Affect to de
spise it if you choose, but in doing
so you despise the society in whiyh
you mingle yourself with the rest.
In no sense is it beneath your notice,
care or attention, and certainly not
unless you are beneath its care, for
it is, and must continue to be, your
representative. It is the representa
tive not alono of every man woman
and child in the community, but of
every important interest, moral, fi
nancial or otherwise, in the vicinity.
It is in short the sum and substance
oi your own consequence, ami no
one can ignore it without miserably
depreciating himselfP It becomes
your duty therefore to rally to its
support, that you in turn may exact
from it" an elevated character. In
this and in no other way can you
reach it; in this and in no other way
can von throw a moral intlneneo
around it and among those who are
its readers. Iiemember that it is
society's best "regulator," and that
its inlluence in preventing crime is
greater tuau all other surroundings
in your midst, since every one dreads
exposure. Iiemember too that its
power for evil is no less than its
power for Rood. But above all. re
C member, the better support itreceivs
the higher the character it will main
tain. A county paper has to mould
itself after the prevailing sentiment
of its subscribers it cannot pretend
to fashion its readers to shapes satis
factory to itself. The big Eastern
"dailies may bo didactic, the country
papers must be a 2liable clay. It is
a true saying that from the tone of
the'eounty paper you can tell the
county society the county makes
Ex New York Mayor Hall, who has
wooed "thojealou.s mistress" with
no little success, has uncerimoniously
jilted the aforesaid damsel, and made
his debut as a . devotee of ye histri
onic. The play was The Crucible,
and from what we can glean by tele
gram, poor Oakey must have im
agined himself the contents of the
aforesaid crucible, placed inNebach
adnezzar's fiery furnace. After the
second night's performance, as Oakey
rtoolvhis piece off the .tage with his
own exit, ho said: "My friends and
the public0 differ as to my qualifi
cations as an factor, iind now I shall
have tqylio with legal harness on.'
We have told this true story with'
the hope that the reading public will
"rise to the fly," and like shoemakers,
"stick to their lasts," and not come
blustering about an editor's sanctum
announcing what they will do when
they take control of a newspaper, &v
Some time ago we mentioned edi
torially the influx to this coast of
Eastern quacks, and the duty of our
coming Legislature in this regard.
Since tuen wo have learned that Ne
vada has passed a law forbidding any
person practicing as a physician in
- that State who hns not practiced
medicine there for five years, or who
does not hold a diploma from an
established medical college. We
hope a law of this kind will not be
forgotten in June by our members of
Legislature at Salem.
According to the, New York&?,
the most distinguished advocates of
the thrift term are Moseby of Vir
ginia, Wendell Phillips of Masaehu
setts, Sam Bard of 'Alabama, Bishop
Haven of the Methodist Church,
anP Custom House Douganno of
New York. Here arc represented,
chivalry, oratory, journalism, eccle
siastics, and the comic. The Sun
says that Childa, of?;obituary poetry j
iim.., in uuij iiuuueu .-to mase the
brotherhood complete" as poet.
The evening mail from Portland
to Albany, over which we were all
rejoicing last week, was tried for one
day, when an order came from the
Postoftice Department fit Washington
to discontinue it. Postmasters did
volt bavy i thing to
To a certain extent we can stand it;
that is to say. when it ia expended
on some other fellow. It is our na
ture to encourage thirst for knowl
edge, and to satiate the same when
in our power; but at the same time
we have enough of irascibibility
sprinkled throughout our composi
tion to cbe prepared at all times to
nip precocity in the bud and snub
senseless curiosity. One idle ques
tion calls for another, and so on until
you imagine the thing catechising
you to be a kind of human interroga
tion point. But of all inquisitive
inquisitors, the "fresh" young man
who makes the printing office his
field of operation is'by far the worst.
If ho would only address you on
entering, you might pretend to be
too busy to talk, or affect deafness,
or give evasive. or unintelligible "au
swers, but this is not his "suit." lie
walks up to the copy hook (just as if
anything interesting could be there!)
and while glancing critically over
the manuscript, devouring in order
to retail all the hard-won "locals,"
he will find time to look over vour
shoulder and call attention to your
illiterate penlnanship and question
able orthograjdiy is it murder to
throttle this breed of incubi?
Kail road Transfer.
Without any further comment than
a regret that we are so dependent on
California, we submit the following,
which will speak for itself:
An important transfer of Pacific
coast railway rights has just been
consummated, by which the control
of the Oregon railroad system will
pass into new hands. A majority of
the stock of the Oregon railroads, of
which Ben Holladay is President,
has been transferred to the German
bondholders, who agree to supply
the necessary funds for completing
their construction. It is now said
that the construction of the roads
will be immediately pushed to rapid
completion. It is believed that this
transfer is preliminary to a second
one, by which the Central Pacific
will acquire possession of the Oregon
roads. The terms of the transfer to
Stanford & Co. are not known; but
one of the conditions is that the Cen
tral Pacific people shall complete the
connection between the Oregon and
California system of roads. It is
known that Lioyd Tevia is now in
New York, and it is asserted that he
goes there as the agent of the Centra
Pacific to consummate the bargain.
Another fact that lends confirmation
to these circumstances, is that the
Central Pacific has now surveying
parties at work above Heading, to
which point Holladay was to have
brought his roads" to connect with
the California and Oregon Bailroad.
Chaiige, Chester, Chaege! The
Montenegrin or Herzegovinian trou
ble is assumii g a formidable front.
The 'Turks are willing to give the
Christians guarantees of peace, but
will not 2'ermit foreign mediation.
This will not suit the ncttlesome
Herzegovinians, whose homes have
been pillaged, whose lives have-been
marked for sacrifice, and whose llocks
and fields have been destroyed, so
they, according to a late telegram,
are a unit for war. They have dis
patched troops to the frontier, have
contracted a loan sufficiently large to
permit of their carrying on a pro
tracted struggle, and have ordered
from an American firm 10,000 rifles
and CO cannon, to be delivered in
March. In the vernacular of the
day, "this looks like business."
The present phase seems to indi
cate that the railroad question will
L'O made the controlling one for
the consideration of Congress. The
hard money question winch so re
cently appeared to dominate has
been overshadowed by the mighty
contest of the railroad magnates of
the country. The friends of Col.
Scott will leave no means untried to
shape the course of Congress favor
ably to the railroad project for which
Scott is so anxious to obtain Govern
The first number of the Oregon
Educational Monthly is before us. As
the advancement of education is a
matter in which the most indifferent
of us are interested, we feel that the
success of the enterprise is undoubt
edly established. It has our con
gratulations on its neat appearaucc
and interesting contents, and
wishes for future prosperity.
It is just leaking out that the gov
ernment hires a Babeock extinguish
er for eight thousand dollars a year.
It is kept in the Interior Department
and is called Bristow.
Oregonians in Washington, D. C,
Wit'.ington, Thompson, Simpson,
Crandail, Scott 'and- Denny. Ben
Holladay is said to be in New York.
The Democratic State Central Com
mittee has been called to meet in
Portland on February 10th, next.
The constitutional convention, now
m session in Colorado, is the fourth
one of the kind held in that Territory
Twice the people rejected the consti
tution submitted to them, and once
the final aet of admission was vetoed
by Andrew Johnson o? .r
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t of an nisujheient census
Wood, egg and butter h;iv. come,
uowii in price ut Walla Walla to just
on- half of -snIuu. they commanded
last winter at this time.
In a cutting affray in Kiu-'s Val
ley, Benton c-oiuity, Amos Hallock
severely woum'cd Liu mot Wren.
The recile w'.nf v ,;u i
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Washington-, Jan. G. Sherman
p resell ted 590 petitions signed by 29.-
I 60Ct persons 2raying for the abolition
of the bank check stamp tax. Be
Morton, from the committee on priv
ileges and elections, to which was re
ferred the resolution of Edmunds in
regard to the election of President
pro tern of the Senate, made a report,
which was ordered to be printed and
lie on the table. The committee
agreed, by a vote five against two.
that it is within constitutional power
to elect a new President pro tempore
at the present time, if a majority of
Senators so desire.
e The chair laid before the "Senate a
communication from the Secretary
of War, enclosing the report of Gen.
Howard, commanding the Depart
ment of the Columbia, of his tour in
Alaska in 1875, and a recommenda
tion that Alaska be attached to Wash
ington Territory as a county. Ee
Morton presented several petitions
for the appointment of a committee
to inquire as to tho alcoholic liquor
trailic. lief erred.
Wright introduced a bill fixing the
salary of the President of the United
Washington, Jan. 7. Clayton
presented papers bearing on the ease
of Wm. K. Sebastian, late senator
from Arkansas, who was expelled
from the Senate. Referred.
Allison introduced a bill for the
sale of certain Shawnee Indian lands,
to provide homes for Black Bob and
the absent Shawnee Indians. Re
Wright introduced a bill granting
pensions to ofiicers in "the war with
Great Britain in 1812, and those of
the Indian wars during that period.
Bogy moved to have Morrill's re
sumption bill postponed until the
first Monday in February. He said
he was not an inflationist but op
posed contracting the currency now
Thurman in his remarks on
question said he desired to call
attention of Senator Morrill to
third section of his bill, which
quired National Banks to hold a
quarter of their money reserve in
coin, and after January 1, 1877, half,
and alter October 1, 1873, three
fourths. He thought these banks
ought to prepare for specie payment,
and it would be no more than just
for Congress to require them to keep
Edmunds inquired how a national
bank could resume as long as the
government did not. It could redeem
its note with a greenback which had
been made legal tender.
Thurman said that when the time
came he would endeavor to show
that both the government and nation
al banks could resume.
Morrill argued that b- compelling
national banks to have a portion tit
their reserve in coin, instead of legal
tenders, there would be no diversion
of the security which depositorshad.
Mitchell culled up the resolution
submitted before recess, calling for
information as to arrests in Alaska.
The Senate in executive session
confirmed Geo. II. Seward, minister
to China; Ay res P. Merrill, minister
so Beligum; Cyrus C. Carpenter, of
Iowa, second comptroller of the
Troasu ry Depart men t.
Kelly of Oregon presented a peti
tion of the citizens of Oregon asking
an appropriation for Jhe construction
of a canal at the Cascades of the Co
lumbia river in that State. Preferred
in the committee on commerce.
Kelly introduced a bill providing
for the adjudication and issue of
patents in the Mission land case in
the State of Oregon and Territories
of Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Referred to committee on private
Jan. 10. Sargent, of California,
presented tho petition of 20, GIG wo
men of Utah, asking the repeal of
the anti-polygamy law of 1802, and
the Poland' bill," and that Utah be
admitted as a State in the Union.
In presenting the petition, Sargent
said he didn't concur in the objects
of the petitioners, but he believed in
the right of the petition, and there
fore laid the matter before the Sen
ate, as they requested him to do.
Thurman presented the petition of
citizens of Ohio, asking the repeal
of the Resumption act passed at the
last session, aud also the enactment
of a law to provide for the retire
ment of National Bank notes, and to
substitute therefor legal tender
United States notes and an issue of
3.05 convertible bonds. The pro
ceeds of sale of such bonds to be ap
plied first to the redemption of five
per cent, gold bearing bonds. Re
ferred. Sargent presented the memorial of
the California Vinicultural Society,
setting forth various facts in regard
to the culture of grape vines anil the
manufacture of brandy, and asking
Connover moved that the "pro
vision made and enacted by her
Majesty, the Queen of Spain, in June
17, 18G1, on the occasion of the out
break of the civil war in the United
States be infull force and operation."
White submitted the following
Resolved l.V the Semite, the Ifonse
concurring, That the people of the
several States, acting in their high
est sovereign capacity as free and in
dependent States, adopted the Fed
eral Constitution and established a
form of government in the nature of
a confederated republic; and for the
purpose of carrying into effect the
objects for which it was formed,
delegated to that government cer
tain rights enumerated in said Con
stitution, but reserved to the States
respectively, or thy people, thereof,
all the residuary powers not dele
gated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to
the Sta es. Ordered printed and lie
on the table.
Hamilton introduced a bill to se
cure the speedy ipletion of the
Texas Pacific rail :o; . I from a point
at or near Marsl ail, Texas, to the
southeast boundary of California,
ami to autuoriZ" t.e southern la
citic railroad to aid in building the
same, and also to br.ild a branch of
its road to San 1). -70, California.
By Paddock A bill to enable New
Mexico to form a constitution and
State government, and for the ad
mission of said State into the Union.
By Bogy To establish a branch
mint at St. Louis, lleferred.
By Dorsey To authorize the con
struction of a bridge across the Mis
sissippi t Memphis. Referred.
Washington, Jan. 7.
A bill was introduced by Oliver to
amend the Constitution so as to elect
the President, Vice President and
Senators by a direct vote of the peo
By Maginnis, for the sale of tim
ber lands in the Territories; and also
to promote education in the Terri
tories. By Goodwin, a resolution direct
ing "the committee on public lands
toinquire into the expediency of
conferring authority 011 tho Regis
ters and Receivers of land offices to
issue process and compel the atten
dance of witnesses in contested land
Blaine offered as a substitute to
Randall's amnesty bill: That all per
sons now under disability imposed
by the Fourteenth Amendment to the
constitution of the United States,
with the exception of Jefferson Davis,
late President of the so-called Con
federate States, shall be relieved of
such disabilities by their appearing
before any judge of the United States
court and taking, subscribing in
open court to the folllowing oath to
be duly attested and recorded, viz:
I do solemnly swear' (or affirm) that
I will supportamd defend the consti
tion of the United States against all
enemies, foreign and domestic; that
I will bear true faith and allegiance
to the same; that I take this obliga
tion freely aud without any mental
reservation of purpose of evasion,
and that to the best of my knowledge
and ability I will faithfully dis
charge the duties of a citizen of the
By Kidder, a resolution instruct
ing the committee on Indian affairs
to inquire into the expeditney of
opening the Black Hills to settle
ment by 2urchase from the Indians.
Bills were introduced as follows;
By Debolt, a resolution calling on
the Secretary of the Treasury for in
formation as to the ports of entry
where receipts do not exceed the
By Rea, a resolution declaring it
to be the opinion of the House that
the contraction of the currency in the
manner and to the extent that it has
been done has b'jen detrimental to
the business of theconntry, and that,
in the present financial condition of
the country, no further contraction
of currency ought to be had.
Cox suggested that the resolution
should be referred to cither of the
two committees having charge of the
Rea demanded the previous ques
tion on tho adoption of the resolu
tion. The House refused to second the
previous question, 01 to P22, and, on
motion of Cox, the resolution was
referred to tho committee on ways
By Glover, a resolution calling
on the Secretary of War for informa
tion as to officers of the United States
army being engaged in military ser
vice of foreign Governments, and by
what authority they were there;
By I) 11 rand, a resolution condemn
ing the practicof making assessments
en Government employes for polit
ical purposes; adopted.
Randall, from the committee on
appropriations, reported a resolution
instructing the committee on mili
tary affairs to take inte immediate
consideration the pay and allowance
of all officers of the army, and to re
port whether in any, and if so, in
what cases, such pay and allowance
should be reduced.
Hopkins, from the select commit
tee on Centennial, reported a bill ap
propriating 1,500,000 to complete
Centennial buildings and other
preparitions for the celebration. Re
ferred to the committee of the whole
on the state of the Union.
New offered a resolution that,
owing to the fraternal feeling and
good will now existiug in all sec
tions of the country, aud the mani
fest disposition and purpose of the
men who battled against each other
in the late civil war to join hands as
one people, is a most auspicious
ushering in of the centennial year;
and that while the people are thus
making honest effort to live together
in peace and uphold the same flag of
an undivided country, their repre
sentatives in Congress should do no
act which would unnecessarily dis
turb the patriotic feeling existing
and increasing, nor wantonly revive
the bitter memories of the past. He
insisted on having the votes by yeas
and nays; it was so taken and re
sulted in the resolution being unani
mously adopted yeas, 198; nays, 0.
By Bnckner, a resolution calling
on the Secretary of the Treasury for
a statement of the names and resi
dence of all shareholders in national
banking associations and the number
of shares held by each on the first
Monday of July last. Adopted.
Mitchell presented tho jetition of
A. B. Meacham praying compensa
tion for injuries received in the Mo
doc Indian war, whileacting as chair
man of the peace commission in
treaty with the Modocs under a flag
of truce. 'Referred.
By Piper, of California, to modify
existing treaties with the Chinese
Lnttrell A bill to carry into effect
the Hawaiian Convention.
By Lane, of Oregon, for tho im
provement of Coos harbor.
The House committee on appropria
tions had a long session to-day on
the Military Academy appropriation
bill, and completed it for report to
the Honso next Monday. The re
duce tliG pay of cadets from about
$o0 to 15 per year, which will di
minish the item somo 47,000; the
pay of professors is reduced 20 per
cent, and many small reductions are
made in other items.
Jan. 10. The reading of the jour
nal of Thursday occupied three
quarters of an hour. Under the call
for States, bills were introduced and
referred as follows:
Bv Wood, of New York, to repeal
in part the act of January 10th, 1875,
providing for the resumption of
specie payment without the contrac
tion of currency.
By Cox, for the payment of the
same bounty to drafted men as to
By Cutler, declaring the Depart
ment of Agriculture ono of the ex
By Wells To place the heirs of
colored soldiers on the same footing
in regard to pensions and bouutLs
as the heirs of other soldiers.
The bill introduced in the Ilfmse
to-day, by Wood, of N3v York, to re
peal m part the Resumption act of
January, 1875. and provide lor a re
turn to specie payments without
proposes to utilize, tl
vw,wu,wu 01 4 per cent, bonds not f
yet negotiated and remaining in the i
"-uoulj 'i oasis, uy iue issuing 01
small treasury notes "in lieu of the
present legal tenders and National
Bank currency. It also provides for
the establishing of a sinking fund, to
be made of one-half of tho surplus
coin revenues in each fiscal year. It
provides for coin expenditures, and
also interest of one per cent, on the
redeemed I per cent, bonds called in
in lieu of the small treasury notes
issued as the redemption fund for
the resumption of specie payments.
It also provides for the suspension
of the present sinking fund until re
sumption shall have been accom
plished, and contains various new
provisions for the better regulation
of the finances of the government.
Blaine continued his speech on the
Amnesty bill. His tactics gave him
the initiative, enabling him to either
force the Democrats to accept his
amendments, excluding Jeff. Davis,
or else defeat tho bill, which they
know cannot be passed, in order to
bring np another which it is equally
known cannot pass.
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HoPEWEi.n, Jan. 7.s The situation
of the railroad war remains unchang
ed. ' The militia arrived this fore
noon ami hae taken possession of
the frog by order of Governor Beadle.
The D. fc B. railroad engine remains
on the frog where it was yesterday.
The militia are-guarding it and every
thing is quiet.
New Yoisk. Jan. S. The advanced
rates for freight from this city to
the West will go in-to effect Monday
next, on the basis of 75 cents per
100 pounds for first-class freight to
uov. lilden, alter
papers and petition
Stokes for pardon,
of LMward S.
has denied the
The Democratic leaders intended
an authoritative expression by the
Democartic House of Representa
tives on the finacial policy shall be
made soon. The plan generally
favored aims at resumption through
compelling the banks lo accumulate
part of their reserve in gold, and
directing the treasury to hoard all
supplies of gold with a view of re
newing specie payments as soon as
enough for the purpose is hoarded.
The trouble is to tell what is enough.
It is also contemplated to rejeal the
clause, adopted in the last Congress
fixing the dayfor resumption. The
repeal of the legal tender act and
the contraction of currency are .not
included in the plan.
The Xnn con-idcrs-the House reso
lution for special inquiry into dhe
Mexican robber incursions into
Texas the first step toward a war
with Mexico. If Mexico cannot re
strain her bandits and will not au
thorize the United States to repress
them by effective pursuit on her soil,
public sentiment tends toward the
employment of force to compel ample
Boston, Jan. S. Gov. Rice's mes
sage, which was sent to the legisla
ture to-day, shows the present funded
debt of the State to be ;!3.tr:80,40-i ;
net increase of the funded debt dur
ing the ear. 1,1:21, '200. Estimates
for 1876 are as follows; Ordinary
expenditures and payments from
Washington, Jan. 0. Under the
current best opinion here, the Presi
dent, in a few weeks, will recom
mend mediation in Cuban affairs,
unless the war there ceases. If the
mediation is rejected the United
.States will pursue its own policy
even at the cost of war with Spain.
Information indicates certainly
that the House railroad committee
strongly favors Tom Scott's Texas
Pacific Railroad measure, but it is
not yet fully determined to press it
to a vote this session. Mauy who
secretly favor the measure prefer to
postpone definite action until after
the presidential election.
Postoflice established New Era,
Clackamas county, Oregon, Jos.
Castro, postmaster. Discontinued
Tenalquot, Thurston Co.,
Boston, Jan. 10. D. Samuel G.
Howe, founder of the institution for
the blind in this city, died yesterday,
aged 74. Dr. Howe was . affected
with disease of the brain and had
been in very feeble health for several
weeks. His decline had become
more rapid with the last fortnight,
and for the past three days no hope
was entertained for his recovery.
New York, Jan. 10. The direct
United States cable has beeu repair
ed, and communication with Europe
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 10. Timothy
Kirby, an old citizen, died this morn
ing, aged 81, leaving an estate esti
mated at between 82,000,000 and -5,-000,000.
Among the few heirs are
Don Piatt and Congressman II. B.
Washington, Jan. 10. The Presi
dent to-dav nominated Frank T. Ci
cott, of Califorhia, commissioner of
tho San Francisco mint. Registers
of theland office WilliamR. Wheat
on at San Francisco, John O. Hill
man at Vancouver. Receiver of
land office, Robert G. Stuart at Olym
pia. IlenrvjG. Rollingto be surveyor
general for the district of California;
Patrick B. Shmot to be Indian agent
of Grand Bound agency in Oregon.
San Francisco, Jan. 8. A few
davs ago an account was published
of "the wreck of the ship Khandish
in the south Pacific and tho hospi
table treatment of the crew by the
inhabitants of Pitcairu's Island,
descendants of the mutineers of the
Bounty. On the suggestion, of the
captain of the Khandish, a movement
has been inaugurated among the
merchants here to dispatch a shi) to
the island with such articles as will
be of use to the islanders, who are
out of tho track of commerce, and
have no communication with the
oustide world. The ship will prob
ably sail w ithin a month. The goods
furnished will be a free gift to the
inhabitants in return for the kind
treatment of the shipwrecked mar
iners. San Fkancisco, Jan. 9. The
examination of Capt. Sawyer for
terday. The Commissioner decided
that the government had failed to
make -out its case, and on motion of
United States Attorney Van Buzen,
tho prisoner was discharged and his
San Fkancisco, Jan. 10. The
fourth district court granted Charity
Havward a divorce
Havward to-day on
the ground of
The Owland Monthly has suspend
ed publication. The publishers in
tend to revive it at some future time.
Thomas Maguire pleaded iu the
U. S. circuit to-day not guilty of
violation of the civil rights bill in
refusing two colored citizens admis
sion to certain seats in his theater.
The trial of the cases is set for Friday
Geo. Pinney, the defaulting pay
master, was recently landed at Per
nambuco, South America, by the ship
Baron Blantyre, with his treasure.
Rosei;i.-i:g, Jau. 10. Considerable
excitement is on the streets this morn
ing caused Ify the robbery of Wells.
Fargo & Co.'s treasure box. Twenty
three dollars in coin was stolen. It
is supposed that the thief effected an
entrance through an office window,
where a pane of glass was out. No
clue to the thieves, or thief, has yet
Victoria, Jan. 10. The legislature
opened this forenoon. Tho gover
nor in his speech refers to the Can
adian, Pacific railway as having been,
since 1873, a fruitful source of anxiety
and disappointment to the province,
and the uon-f ultillment by Canada
of its railway agreement as having
seriously crippled the pastoral and
agricultural interests of the commu
nity. He has declined the proposals
made by the Dominion government
in relation to the railway, which are
at variance with tho conditions re
commended by Lord Carnavon. He
speaks eucouragiugly of the gold
fields of Cassiar and Cariboo, and al
so of the coal mines.
Paris, Jan. 8. A meeting of
French merchants and others intend
ing to send goods to tne Philadelphia
exhibition, was held to-day. Gentle
men of the mining and metallurgical
section protested against the insuffi
ciency of space allotted to them in
the French department of the exhibi
tion. They, nevertheless, decided
to take part in the ex'.iio.iion, and
will mnko use of the excels oi space
given the agriculiural section, ul
tiiough they cannot light iires there
to keep their machinery in motion.
Li t know, Jan. ti. While the
Prince of Wales and his party were
pig sticking to d-iy. Lord Carringlou
had his collar bone broken.
The following are the more impor
tant eng.igei'.ients for the American
horses in England; Preakness will
run in the international handicap
at Newmarket aud for the Ascot cup.
B :y Eagle will run for the Prince
of Wales stakes at Epsom, and the
Bretby plate at Nowm.irket. Bay
Final will run in the City aud Subur
ban, the Metropolitan and for the
Alexandra plate ::t Sum town park.
Mate will run in ti e NewiirirLet
handicap, also iu the City and Subur
ban. The colt F.,;kHt will run for
the Scott Newstakes; the colt Brown
Prince will not run till hder.
Madrid, Jan. 0. The Spanish gov
ernment has ordered from llerr
Kiupp's foundry atEsseiu six eleven
inch breech loading steel cannon,
with six hundred rounds of ammuni
tion, for delivery in Cuba at the ear
liest moment. The contract "was
made at the speci
:est oi bcii.
Brussels, Jan. 10. Serious dis
turbaneesocenrred among the mine fa
at Charleroi last inght. The mili
tray interfered and a number of per
sons were killed and wounded. More
soldiers have gone off to the scene of
Her Majesty Queen Victoria will
probably open the coming session of
parliament in person.
ti:iu:ito:i!a sziwti it3-:ms.
People are leaving Cheyenne for
the black hills.
Hay brings 17 50 a ton at Olym
pia. An inch of snow fell on the fcth at
Levy's bakery was burned dow n at
Boise City last week.
Domino parties are ad the
They have found
Eiko county, Idaho.
Thev are slaving
a soap mine in
It was needed.
around Clawson's toll-gate, near Ida
The dam of the South Bay Obympia
mill gave way on Friday of last week,
and left about 500,000 feet of logs in
the pond above, which cannot begot
out until the dam is rebuilt.
The book containing the laws pass
ed by the last Washington Territory
Legislature contains olo pages.
There are 954 pupils at the 1G King
The Golden Chariot mine in Idaho
is regarded as richer than ever.
The Seattle coal mines furnished
nearly 8,000 tons of coal last month.
Boise City wants a fire department.
Would merino hose do for a contri
Montana has twenty-five churches.
The number of saloons would take
up too much of our valuable space.
The Utah Mail is the name of a
new paper started at Salt Lke.. The
Santa Femail would be a good name
for a companion sheet from New
Mexico. Governor Thompson has written
a friend in Idaho that as soon as he
has settled his private business at
Washington he will start for his new
The .t'lnrfartf and Echo are meas
uring swords over in
Eighteen persons joined the Uni
tarian Society at Olympia last week
Tho Chehalis mail was four days
late getting to Olympia last week, on
account cf the bad condition of the
The salaries of the boatmen in the
Custom House ato Port Townsend
have been reduced 47 per cent., and
those of the inspectors amL clerks,
about 25 per cent,
SUMJIAKV Ol .STATE NEWS.
Jacksonville had 32 burials in '75.
Rich placer diggings have been
struck near Fort Laner
Polk county talks of subscribing
several thousand dollars 0 towards
building a bridge-across the river at
Work has suspended at the O. S.
Ni Co.'s shois at the Dalles for tho
George Moor, of Lafayette, has
received letters patent on a gang
plow invented by him. Let us have
Salem has $2,274 81 in its treasury
with which to begin the new year.
Iu 1875 there were fifty-seven mar
riages kiYYanihill county.
The Deaf and Dumb Institute will
open on the first Monday in Feb
ruary. A Dalles hose company will give a
peet and shillow balLon Birthing
The Corvallis 'Gazette has grown
since its rest.
The Courier complains of ; lawless
ness in Yamhill.
It cost $10,8G7 10 to rnnthecitj
of Salem (not the steamboat, smarty!)
in 1875. Just 2,199 GO less than in
The bark Rival ran aground on
Clatsop Spit, but was taken off with
out much damnge by the tugs Gen.
Can by aud Astoria.
Bunch grass is doing well around
The bridge across the Chehalem, a
stream crossing the Portland road,
has been carried away by high water.
Bunko sharps are "extending the
circle of their acquaintance" at Port
laud. John Fitzpatrick & Co. are putting
up a large salmon cannery just bo
low Glen Eila.
Sheridan is learning to trip tho
Mill business and oyster trade are
making things rather lively around
Yaquiua Bay. u
John Doran, of Yamhill county,
was found dead in Wasco county
last week, with 8100 on his person.
Lane county has the champion bee
raiser. 458 pounds of good honey
from I hives, and enough left to sus
tain the hives through vinter. Ik
may sound "fishy" becanse the man's
name is Finn, but it's a fact.
The Jacobs brothers are startling
Astotiiins. . O
Hon. T. II. Cann is "homo again
from a foriegn shore."
Morin, who stabbed Hunsaker at
Lafavette last week has been placed
under $800 bail. This is Morin Lo
They have an attack of orthogi aphy
at Lafayette. - ry
The value of property in McMinn-
viliu is 2,818,010.
Jack Tars arc having "heads plac
ed upon them" iu Portland.
Some Chinamen employed on Pan
ther creek by 11. It. Thompson, lmvo
been trying for the last week to catch
a huge conger with a rat trap.
Mart Brown boasts of a youug lady
up his way who can cut a duck out
ef butter. We have children iu this
pli.ee who can cut hairs out of butter
and they don't consider themselves
Michael Aeolus cither.
The "old timers"' from all parts t
the tviate agree that this is the rain
iest winter eer experienced by white
men in Oregon.
An iava inejvr was popped over at
Ilillsboro last week.
Winter wheat; in Yamhill county
never looked better.
The Yamhill river was higher dnr
ing the late heavy rains than at any
time since "G2.
D. T. Mason's store at Scio was
robbed of $400 last week.
Hon. Ij. L. McArthur has been
reappointed by Gov. Grover as a
member of the board of directors of
the University of Oregon, for twelve
Dogs killed 27 sheep for Mr. Mont
gomery on the Luckiamnte last week.
The State Woman Suffrage Associ
ation will hold its fourth annual
meeting on tho 8th of February, at
A man named Stottler hns d ri rnn
off from Eola with
M. C. Mver of Ashland bn t.nrrl.t
some thoronchbrod I
Chinese and white miners nr hav
ing trouble in Jackson county.
The Carisbrook Castle.
ship belonging to the grain fleet, has
arrived at Astoria.
Mrs. William flravps nf KaTom
apd broke her leg on Sunday.
&nnv is liFt-wt S nnd fiwo foot
deep between Ashland and Linkville.
While Mr. Collins was trvintr to
ford Deer creek, near Boseburc. ho
had the misfortune to drown both
Messrs. 11. R. Thompson, Peter
Taj-lor and James Lot an have been
elected directors of the Willamette
Iron Works Company.
Postal Agent Underwood has writ
ten a letter to the Oregonian explain
ing his conduct in not prosecuting
The Ajax was disabled on her trip
up from San Francisco, and passen
gers booked for her return trip will
have to wait over for the Oriflamme.
The U.S. troops have been ordered
back from the Wallowa district.
M. J. Gleason of Portland was se
verely burned by the explosion of , a
kerosene lamp on Saturday night.
A njan supposed to be insane was
arrested on Tuesday in Portland
charged with committing rape on a,
little girl under 14 years of age.
The Salem Woolen Mills have re-
) commenoGd work.
The Western Shore sailed fpr Qox
on Monday, C