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TM itiTRPR!Sf? ' Organize.
OREGON CITl', OREGON, SEPT. 8, 1S7G.
Tho People ami Retrenchment.
Yes, vro want retrenchment. So
do the Democrats, their platform
reassnres us. But do the people ?
On that point we confess to some
misgivings. That they want re
trenchment and reform in the ab
stract, is undeniable. But when it
comes to the concrete, and to jartic
nlar appropriations for the benefit
of particular localities, we fear that
the people are a little " mixed." The
River and Ilarbor bill for example,
exhibited marvelous " staying" pow
ers, as they say on the race-course.
It went rapidly through the House,
although no one denies that it was
the most fearful product of mis
cellaneous log-rolling the country
has seen for many a year. Does any
body fancy the members voted for
this bill in conscious defiance of
the will of their constituents? On
the contrary, they voted with the
sublime consciousness that their
constituents did not care a button
about it, except to get as much pub
lic money as possible spent in their
immediate localities and for their
private advantage. Then the bill
visited that homo of purity, the
Senate. There additional jobs were
stuffed into it until even a Biver and
Harbor bill could stand it no longer,
and exp. rienced a bad attack of
indigestion. In detail, the Senate
wanted to appropriate about fifty
millions ; in gross, Mie Senate per
ceived that it would not do to appro
priate more than about five millions,
and on that ground sent the bill back
for reconstruction. Each Senator
was of course, confident that his
constituents would be happy if he
could get " an appropriation for
them," to the extent of half a million
or more, but he saw that if every
other Senator did the same, his con
stituents would bo angry because so
large a snm in gross was wasted
upon localities iu which they had no
The appropriations for postal
routes, much as wo may need them
here in Oregon, follow the same law.
Each member trios to got as many
mails per week as possible, for the
inhabitants of the most insignificant
town in his district, because he
thinks they want as many as possible,
and care not a bit whether their mail
is self sustaining or not. We might
particularize in this very State, but
we dread the ire of our small towns,
and tho merciless pen of a certain
Eastern Oregon editor. If there is
only one man in the town who ever
writes a letter, ho wants to be able
to send a le' ter, and to get an answer
every day in the week, and he is tho
especially active and busy man of the
place, to whom others listen, and he
convinces the good;peoplo who never
write or read letters that they are
terribly wronged if the government
does not give them ' adequate postal
facilities." Moreover that man,
when the caucus comes for the nom
ination of a member of Congress,
is seen to be the one active and irre
pressible person whose hostility the
member who wants re-election does
not desire. To that member the
one man who wants more mail facili
ties is the only constituency worth
mentioning in that particular vil
lage. Wo have seen going the
rounds in Democratic papers a tabu
lar statement, showing how enor
mously expenditures for unblin
buildings have increased. We are
asked to believe that the responsibil
ity for this extravagance rests, first
with Mr. Mullett ; second with the
Republican members of Congress
and the Republican party, and not
at all with tho Democratic party.
This is a little too much, even for a
Presidential campaign. It is not
three years since a Democratic mem
ber was defeated for renomination in
a district of overwhelming majority,
becauso ho had failed to . get an
"appropriation" for a new post office
in ono of the towns in his district.
We can name not one, but many
Democratic members who are en
deared to their constituents, notwith
standing lack of ability, solely be
causo they have been able to log-roll
through Congress numerous appro
priationsone of whom, " tho noble
son of a noble sire" dwells not a
thousand miles from Roseburg.
In brief, we think tho people need
reforming fully as much as Con
gress or either party, in this matter
of expenditure. When they elect
candidates of either party because
they pledge themselves not to work
for appropriations, public buildings,
or rivers, or harbors, or post routes
within their district, we shall begin
to believe that retrenchment is de
sired a little more earnestly than it
has been hitherto.
Tilden's advice, with his three
hundred thousand a year, " that we
livo within our iucomes," strikes a
poor devil of a country editor pretty
much as tho turkey story did tho
It is now generally conceded on
very hand that Capt. Cochran's line
of boats will not only be built, but
will also do a large and remunerative
It is stated Gov. Hayes will not take
iny jiiirt, personally and directly in the
Last Saturday evening the Repub
lican voters of Oregon City precinct
showed a good example to their
brothers in the good cause through
out the country. A club was organ
ized and on a healthy basis. It will
not do for us to under-estimate Mr.
Tilden's strength in this State and
we trust the step made by the Ore
gon City Republicans towards organ
ization may be shortly followed by
all well-wishers of the Republic
throughout the country. We do
not wish toraise any scarecows with
which to frighten indifferent Repub
licans into doing their duty, but will
simply call their attention to some
unpleasant facts: We forget exact
number of the late official count of
Governor Tilden's private secre
taries, employed in organizing the
campaign, but the lowest calculation
is enough to show that it will not do
to disparage the amount of work
wh ch our enemies are;'putting into
tho Campaign. Governor Tilden
is a shrewd organist, and for two
years he has steadily employed the
political strength of his party in
Xew York with the sole purpose of
strengthing his candidacy for the
Presidency. ' His whole career as
a Governor has been devoted less to
his official duties than to tho manu
facture of political capital so much
so that ho shrewdly added some
thing like a million of dollars to the
tax levy of his first year, to bo
applied to reducing the tax levy of
1S7G, and to his greater glorifica
tioD." During the convention at St.
Louis it was notorious for the strikers
bullies, secretaries and agents gen
tlemen of good position and affable
manners whoso only employment
was to put themselves whore they
would do the most good, to utilize
their personal acquaintanceship and
local intimacy, and to sow the seeds
of a Tilden propaganda, North and
South, East and West.
We cannot afford to bo less pru
dent, less energetic or less sagacious
than our enemies; and the watch
word of the present month ought to
bo Organize." Iu this State of
Oregon which has increased so rapid
ly in population sincotho last de
cennial census, no show of tho full
Republican strength has ever been
made, and there is only one way to
carry out the full strength. That
way is to organize a Hayes and
Wheeler club ; not only every pre
cinct in Clackamas county, but
throughout the State. In this coun
ty, which is Republican on any fair
issue, we ought to have every Re
publican voter enrolled in a club and
our work will not be complete until
that is done. We have plenty of
men to come forward as delegates,
and fill all the kid-glove places of
political life ; what we desire is that
these men should take off their
glov s and should set themselves to
work ; should go among 'the jxjople
and rally the voters, that we would
be able to estimate with accuracy
and certainty the vote we would
have to rely on a month before the
There are very few States, wo
opine, in which the organization of
the Rejmblican party is as backward
and loose as it is in Oregon. This
is probably owing to the security
with which wo held our supremacy
in so manyfchotlyJ contested fields ;
but whatever tho origin of it, it
ought not be allowed to continue.
In Indiana, we learn from exchanges,
where the equality of party strength
ha3 called forth every resource that
ingenuity could suggest or labor
utilize, an elaborate organization is
carried almost to perfection. Not
only is the strength of every country
and of every subordinate district
known to the Central Committee, but
local energy and zeal are enlisted to
secure the polling of the full vote.
Organization counts for nearly as
much in a political party as in an
army. Without it a hundred men
are merely stragglers, to be routed
and overthrown by a smaller and
better disciplined body ; with it
they are a littlo army in which each
man yields the strength of the whole
organization. After along and pain
ful period of trial and dissensions
the Republicans of Oregon have
found that there is nothing to mar
the harmony of the party nor to
weaken its unity. It only remains,
for the body of the Republicans
throughout the State to take up the
work as we have hero in Oregon
City, and with the unusual prestige
of their united strength and action,
and favored by tho gross blunder of
Lane's nomination, it is not impossi
ble that they may wrest a victory
from their over-sanguine opponents.
The margin of republican majority
in the present United States Senate
is not very great. The next will
probably go with the presidential
election, though it is possible the re
publicans may save it by a small
majority, even if Tilden is chosen.
The present members of the new
Senate, beginning March 4 next, are
30 republicans, 54 democrats and 1
independent. There aro 22 to be
elected, from the following states :
Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey.
Deleware, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisi
ana, ( two ) , West Virginia, ( two ) ,
Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Kan
sas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Oregon,
and Colorado, (two). The demo
crats must get 1G of these to turn
the majority in their favor ; and
they will have to have a great run
of luck, in order to do it. But that
is what they are expecting. Spring
He of the Standard lamenteth in
his Friday's issue that Capt. J. W.
Cochran & Co. have succeeded in
getting sufficient assurance and
pledge from the farmers to sustain
his boat at a reasonable freight rate ;
we.see the point, Tony. You thought
if Capt. Cochran was not able to
obtain this guarantee, 1 e would not
construct a boat, and he wouldn't;
but notwithstanding your herculean
efforts to deter the farmer from en
tering into a compact of this nature,
we are happy to inform you that your
influence was not overpowering and
Capt. Cochran has a splendid large
and commodious craft under way
destined to carry her full capacity
of contracted freight at just about
one-half the figure charged by the
monopoly you are tooting your horn
for. Instead of commiserating the
lot ot those farmers who have thus
engaged transportation with Capt.
Cochran would it not be well for you
to 'turn a littlo of your bowels of
compassion, towards the vast bulk of
the farming community who must
perforce ship with the monopoly and
pay nearly double what Capt. Coch
ran's friends are under contract for?
Unhappily, Capt. Cochran's boat can
only transport ono ton in fifteen of
the freight offerings of the Willam
ette valley, aud you have a large"
constituency to mingle your lamen
tation's with, but pcrhap3 it will be
a better and more consistent part
for you to essay, to bend your ener
gies to lullaby their fears and assure
them 'tis best 44 to bear the ills we
have than lly to others we know" not
of" for if some other company
should buy out your pets they might
doublo tho present reasonable tariff,
and then ichor would yon be ? con
vincirg argument are suited to your
calibre, go iu Tony. Assuage the
fears, and be soothing sj-rup to those
who represent tho Fifteen Tons, for
thoso who in proportion have the
One tou contracted, have no uso for
Remarkable Clan of Religious
St. Lcuis, Sept. 2. Tho Globe
Democrat has a. letter from Kensett,
Ark., detailing some atrocities com
mitted by a religious sect called
Cobb, at Gum Springs, White coun
ty. It appears an old man named
Cobb rules the community, and is
regarded by his followers as Jesus
and is obeyed accordingly. For
some time past singular noises have
been heard at Gum Springs, and a
few daysago C. D. Humphreys and
a Mr. Blake determined to ascertain
the cause. They therefore visited
tho locality, ami as they wero passing
the hut from which issued the
strange sounds, a man named Dover
one of the Cobb'tics, accosted them,
saying God was in the hut, and in
vited them to enter and seo him.
They alighted from their bnggy, nd
Humphreys was at once seized by
four men, and Blake by four women.
Blake broke loose from hi.s captors
and ran about a hundred yards, when
on looking back, he saw the men cut
ting Humphreys to pieces with long
knives. He hastened to to an and
reported the case, and r. party of cit
izens at once started for the scene of
the murder. Oa arriving at tho
springs, they found Humphreys'
head cut off and stuck on a fence
paling. A boy, riding by, hail been
compelled to get off his horse, bow
to the head three times and utter a
prayer. A parley ensued between
tho leader of the citizens. J. C.
Black, and Dover, of the Coblutes,
during which the latter took Hum
phreys' head from the fence several
times, and shook it back and forth
and replaced it on the paling, at the
same time ordering the citizens to
leave. At last Dover and his crowd
advanced on Black and his p. arty in
a meanacing manner, and the latter
fired upon thein.killing two men and
wounding another. Hie remaining
four men, four wo'iion an I two chil
dren were arrested and taken to jail.
There was great excitement among
the people, and 13-nching was threat
ened. Next day a preliminary exam
ination was held and all the parties
released. They talk incessantly
about their religion, and there
seemed little doubt but they were
all crazy from tho effect of religious
excitement and starvation.
Later advices from Arkansas say
tho coroner's inquest held on the
body of Humphreys returned a ver
dict that L. B. and J. M. Dover,
Titomas Gainly, John aud Eliza
beth Nelson were principals,
and John Clementins and
Lee Dover accessories. L. S.
Dover and Thomas Gainly were kill
ed by the posso making the arrest.
Old Cobb escaped to the woods, and
at last accounts was not captured.
It appears Cobb came from Michi
gan where he taught these atrocious
doctrines until driven out. He first
settled in southeastern Missouri,
where he made a few converts, and,
it is said, offered up infants as sacri
fice. Ho was driven away from there
with hi3 fanatical followers, and
went to the White country and in
duced a few more ignorant people to
joiu him. Tho accounts received do
not give any reason or cause for the
attack upon Humphreys and Blake,
and the murder of the former, but
tho Cobbities seem to have been
rought up to a high degree of re
ligious excitement and frenzy, and
were urged on by old man Cobb,
who had taught his followers ho was
not only Christ iu person, but he ut
tered the decrees of God hirnself ;that
anything they did was devoid of
Poor Lo Means Business. Last
Monday afternoon a
receive! by Gen.
O. O. Howard
to the effect that the young men Fin-
ley and McN all who killed an In
dian in the Wallowa last spring,
should be surrendered to them. In
the event of a refusal they threaten
to burn the valley in one week. A
company of cavalry has been sent
out by the commanding officer, Fort
COURTESY OF BANCROFT ""LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
New Yokk, Sept. 1. The Ilerald
pub'ishes an interview with Gov.Sey
mour this morning. The governor
j says : 44 Yestarday morning I re-
ceived a letter from my physician for
hiiiiiintTmo makinfr unv mental or
physical effort, and declaring that
the acceptance of this or any
other public position would be det
rimental if it did not prevent my ul
timate recovery. In view of these
facts it will be impossible for me to
accept the nomination, and I so in
formed the gentlemen of Saratoga,
who waited upon me this morning,
requesting my acceptance."
WASHixGTON,Sep. 1124 clerks out
of the 800 employed in the war de
partment and its various bureaus
were to-day discharged on account
of the recent action of Congress or
dering a reduction in tho clerical
force of the departments.
At the request of the Senator Mit
chell, instructions from the War
Department will be forwarded im
mediately with reference to the com
mencement of the work on the canal
and locks at tho Cascades of the Co
The secretary of the War assured
Senator Mi chell an examination and
survey of Coos Bay, Oregon with a
view to the improvement of the com
mercial advantages at that point,
shall be made of the $40,000 approp
riation for such surveys.
Senator Mitchell has secured an
increase of mail service on the route
from Jacksonville to Brownsborough
Oregon, from a weekly to a semi
weekly service; also a mail service
from Bridge Creek to upper Ochoco.
New Yokk, Sep. 3. The Demo
cratic dilemma intensifies every hour.
The World, Albany Aryus and some
other journals propose ignoring Sey
mour's declination altogether and
marching on to victory under his
name and banner. The Sun says it
would not be advisable, fn our judg
ment to put either Dorsheimcr or
Potter in nomination for the first
place on tho ticket. Some conspic
uous Democrat of long standing
in tho party and of necessary repu
tation in the state should bo nomi
nated: such a man, for instance, as
Hand, of Albany, or Lord, of Utiea.
The Sun says we would respectfully
advise that a few gentlemen who
have become rather conspicious in
the campaign, should be promitly
withdrawn. Among these, W. S.
Andrews and Mr. Pel ton, a relative
of Mr. Tilden, may be mentioned.
They are gentleman of much activity
no doubt, but not qualified to be
trusted with the power of ruining or
even injuring important public con
cerns. J. Thomas Springs and S.
I Fairchild might also, at the same
time, be restored to that privafe life
which wo trust they may long con
tinue to adorn.
Seymour lias telegraphed" to the
Associated Press that he gave Ma-gone-
his letter of declination- Ma
gnne, who is at Albany to-night, de
nies that he liu3 the letter, but will
give the public deiiuit information
relative to the subject to morrow or
next day. Magouo does not want
even this statement made public.
Washington. Sept. 4.- The IT.
Attorney General has issued full
structions to U. o. marshals as to
their duties in the coming elections
to the effect that all citizens must
be fully protected at their registra
tion lists and while voting, also pro
tected from any violence which may
be threatened for having voted as
they deem proper. Special deputy
marshals are to bo appointed in
cities only of 20,000 inhabitants and
upwards. In discharge of duties,
marshals can call upon all
civilians or tho militarj", or
ever service they may be,
State law or oilicers can
Chicago, Sept. 4, The Times'
Washington special &iyx: Tho
charges concerning Tilden's failure
to pay proper income tax is to be
judicially tried. Correspondence
was ijegun with t ie commissioner
of internal revenue, and yesterday
tho second letter from district attor
ney Bliss was received at the inter
nal revenue bureau on tho subject
of Tilden's so-called delinquencies
Commissioner Eaiun said he did not
feel at liberty, to make tho tenor of
the correspondence public, but he
could say that Mr. Bliss was of opin
ion that suit ought to bo instituted
against the Democratic candidate
for the Presidency. The commis
sioner, however said he was entirely
free from political prejudice in the
matter, and what he advised had
been without regard to tho promi
nent position now occupied by Mr.
Tilden. Ho adds that in his opinion
the years 18G-2 and 1833 are tho only
ones concerning which suit can be
brought. How far the suits will be
Xressed is doubtful but at any rate
the suit3 cannot be completed until
some months after tho election.
New- Yokk. Sept. 4. Tin case
brought by Moultou against Beecher
for $50 ,000, for malicious prosecution,
was up to-day in the Brooklyn
courts, on motion of Sherman for a
chango of venue as it is thought
would bo easier to procure a jury in
some other country than New York,
or King's county. Sherman submit
ted a number of affidavits from
Beecher and others to that effect.
Gen. Pryor, for tho plaintiff, object
ed, and moved to dismiss the case,
as he thought the court has no jur
isdiction' in regard to it. Jur'.ge
Dykeman decided to consider Pryor's
motion, first leaving Shearman's
motion to stand over for this week.
The Democratic State Convention
i: officially requested to re-convene
on Wednesday, Sept. 13th, at noon,
at Saratoga, to nominate a candidate
for Governor, in place of Horatio
Chicago, Sept. 4. Tho Tribune's
Washington special says: Gen. Geo.
P. Buell, Lt.-Col., 11th Infantry.has
been ordered to Cheyenne Indian
agency, on the Missouri river iu Da
kota to command the troops recently
ordered there to arrest and disarm
all hostile Indians coming there.
Gen. Buell has jast arrived from the
department of Texas with his whole
The Tribune's Washington dis
patches received here shows that
Judge Settle, Republican candidate
for Governor in North Carolina, was
prevented by a rebel mob from
speaking at Charlotte, the homo of
Congressman Vance. Settle's oppo
nent is the ferocious rebel whose
speech is now so widely quoted.
White River Junction, Vt.,Sept.
fixcitin? canvass of the past few
weeks will culminate to-day in bring
ing to the polls nearly every voter in
the State. Free conveyance is fur
nished every voter. Reports from
all quarters show that no such en
thusiasm has been manifested since
Lincoln's first election, Republi
cans consider there is strong proba
bility of an increase of 5,000 votes
over" their majority of 1S74. and the
Democrats are sanguine the elec
tion will show a reationary senti
ment in favor of their party.
WoKCHESTEK.Sept. 5. The Republi
can State Convention assembled here
to-day, and Van H. Beard was chosen
temporary chairman. A resolution
giving women voice and voto in pri
mary meetings of the party was re
ceived with applause and hisses
and referred without debate. Hon.
Geo. S Boutwell was selected chair
man, and addressed the convention
at great length. On motion of Geo.
F. Hoar, Alex. S. Rice was nomi.
nated Governor with but a single dis
senting voice, and Horatio G. Knight
was nominated by acclamation
for L'eut. Governor. Theticketwas
completed as follows : II. B. Pierce.
Secretary of State : Julius L. Clarke,
State Auditor : Charles Endicott,
State Treasurer ; Charles R. Train,
Salem, Se;:t, 3. A man named
R. S. Briggs, who has been chop
ping wood below town entered the
Conerress Hall saloon this morning,
exhibiting a pistol which he desired
lo sell to the proprietor. While
handling the weapon it was dis
charged, the ball ent ring his breast.
He stood still a few seconds, the pipe
lie was smoking dropped from his
month and he fell backwards on the
floor dead. The coroner's jury re
turned a verdict of accidental shoot
ing. Ho was about 35 years of ago
aud 'has relatives living near Cor
Svx Fr..vxcis,o, Sept, 2. Eighty
five cases of smallpox reported for
the week ending last night. Total
cases reported to date CGi). Seventy
two deaths occured during the
month of August,
Sax Fkaxcisco, Sept. 4. A nam
hcv of city officials, railroad men,
capitalists, journalists, Sec, left on
on the southern Pacific railroad this
afternoon to witness tho driving of
tho last spike to-morrow on that
branch of road connecting Los Au
geles with this city.
Edwin Booth opened in Hamlet to
night at tho California theater to an
audience which fil'.o I every foot' of
standing room in tho auditorium.
He was enthusiastically received a:i I
repeatedly called before the curtain.
Constantinople, Aug. 31. Tho
council of ministers and great dig
nitaries of the empire have proclaim
ed Abdul Il.traid Sultanvice Mural,
Tiio hop crop is a third snort of
last year, and Belgium but a half
Constantinople w.i illuminated
on the 31st nit. in honor of the ncjv
Suit in. Allof th; present ministers
will remiin in otlie.
London, Sept. 2. Besides the
failures in the Cleveland iron tr i
there, has been an unusual number of
smaller bankruptcies announced do:
ir;g the week in trade and manuf.-f
tures. wit' 1 liabilities from
to 10,0 .10. Advices from Dun l-o
report great d ::.": -si on in trade
J there. A forp.n-.jh t ago ou ; of t 1 ;
i largest works in tbft town eloM-d.
i throwing nr-aiiv -2 (i-fd : rs-ns out of
Olii'ilovuk'tit. Yi e l". 1 :t v
Simpson announced that ono of their
mills would elose Timvs lay next,
1 and also iniimited a possibility "of
: having to dispt.:i;;- with their weavers
Lviwwii oo r.n-l ... ' 1:1 :vinit,!(r
1 mill. At the sami time the Manches
j ter JC.'-'unim r to day reports the faii
; ure of Messr s Strahi.ug, t a and su
gar merchant.; of Mo
wtiii targe l'.:itMUl:os, ot v
000 fa-Is on Eo:!and
I ,rr.:i tit.- !---i
val-i oi hv.ssiiin reinforcements '.
linue to reach us and to pass on to
I 1 1 1 v
camo last nig
ui ana lortv others with
their Cossacks to day. Tin's in
eludes sorai! officers of tho Czar's
imoenal Guard, and 111 of their
comrades have leave of absence for
Servia. Russian officers declare
they hive saved Servia. It is stated
they drive tho Servians to battle
when necessary with pistol and sa
bre, and shoot down laggards re-
London, Sent. 5 At a larg3 meet
ingheld inRoehdale last night, to pro
test against Turkish atrocities, a let
ter from John Bright was read
Bright said it is now understood
throughout the world that England
is the main if not the one supporter
ot lnrkish rule in Europe. Had it
acted with Russia and the ot her pow
ers, it is almost certain that the Ser
vian war would not have occurred.
But for the confidence caused by tho
support of Eugland, the Turks would
not have dared to commit tho horrid
crimes of which thev have been guil
ty in Bulgaria. Those crimes are
not new. what is new, i3 that En
gland cannot see crimes until news
papers describe them and that an
English minister treats them as small
account as the common incidents of
war. England should clear her
self of all partnership in the interests
and policy of Turkey. It is a part
nership unneccessary to our interests
and degrades us in tho estimation of
every Christian nation.
-. . o
A CtmiosiTY. The Chicago Tri
bune of A ugust 23d has the follow
Tho casual observer of the Palmer
House yesterday saw something of a
curiosity exposed on the marble
counter in the shapo of a portion of
a whi to-oak tree from which projec
ted the firmly-imbedded horns of a
deer This curiosity was discovered
on tho bank of the Willamette River,
nearSalem, Oregon, by George Cur
tis, Macomb, III., who now has it in his
possession, and will place it amoung
the curiosities exhibited at the Cen
tenuial. The tree was 30 inches in
circumference and at the ground and
the horn was found imbed ed in the
tree 9 inches from the ground. Mr.
Curtis had it done up in a shawl
strap, and was exhibiting it to curiosity-lovers
and selling them pho
tographs thereof. Tho very natural
question, "How did those horns
get there," remains unsolved.
SUMMA1SV Ol' STATli SEH'S.
Roseburg calls for moro carpen
ters. Peaches $2 per bushel at Rose-'
All the carpenters about Pendle
ton are busy.
Portland has organized a Hayes and
A citizen of Chehalem lost an ear
in a row last week.
The Good Templars lodge at Eu
gene is a thing of the pa-:t.
W. M. Hand of the Mountain
eer, has started to the Centennial.
The cargo of tho Ajax frm As
toria last week wras valued at $9G,950.
Seattle hoodlums roll lumber off the
wharves on Indians passing in ca
noes. It is said the Douglas county
small-pox patient died of exposure
The young ladies' reception at Sal
em last Friday evening was a success
in every particular.
The wheat crop of Douglas county
is one-fourth short. Barley and oats
are a full average,
Prof. Collier, of Forest Grove, has
accepted a professorship in the Wil
A forty-three-inch cucumber was
raised this season by Uncle Ed De
lashmntt at Dallas.
Hop picking will commence on tho
McKenzio next week. Pickers will
be paid 37 cents per box.
Eleven Umatilla Indians passed
through Baker City last week on
their way to join Gen. Crook.
Five new families, one of which
has ten children, h . ve recently set
tled at Bonanza, Lake county.
The O. S. N. Co. is carrying
from 170 to 500 tons of wheat and
flour from the Dalles every day.
For th.e benefit of the new steam
boat line, Benton county has pledg
ed to ship 8o,000 bushels of grain.
A drove of fine horses and mules
wero started from Roseburg last
week loli ml a market in California.
The fine steamer Geo. W. Elder
reached Portland last Tuesday morn,
ing 70 hoars from San Francisco
Wm. Anderson, of Salem, fel
from a wagon last Friday, and susl
tained a fracture of the collar bone.
Ayoungm.in named Pringle, who
had his leg thrice amputated at Sa
lem died from the eii'ects lust Fri
day. Tho Fru't Prerorvin Company of
Albany has been running to its ful
lest capacity the past two or three
.Thirty-one neros of wheat were re
cently cut in Umatilla, comity in sev
en hours by a single-gear VI foot cut
MY. Wn. II. Pick vood, of Ba
ker City, was terribly injured by a
vicious cow, a few days ago, but
Four th is n 1 b -shels
w.ii p.;;c:ia .-;:. 1 at
week at six-v cent.-
i;:e:i City l;;t
per bu.hel, de-
! iivered 011 the ears.
Tue diivetnrs of the Union County
Agricultural S ei tv l ave ordered
rth of silverware to distrib
ute at the coming fair.
Tha people of I'.ilk count.- are in
d-.bt to too 11:11.) nit of abo it .").
0J0. There is abont :?-2, ) J.-M in
gross property aud about .t?i.l:K),000.
Mr. A. Ilurgren r.f Portland, has
bef n missing spice h;st. t-!at r.nlj;y.
and it is feared that lie drowned hhn
self. Toe Oregon Furniture M.m
nfactoring Co. offer a reward of 100
for his recovery.
Thousands of bushels of wheat are
being hauled from Weston to ide
Whitman station. Ar?d yet v. e learn
that two thirds of t.'.e entire yield
from that section of Umatilla county
will be held and stored for a better
The bodv of A. Ilurgren w.u re
covered last Tuesday at Portland.
Tho verdict of the coroners jury was
that he came to his death on the
31st of August, 1876, by drowning in
the Willamette river, while in a 'it of
Tho amount of wool sheared in
Douglas county thus far this year is
greater than ever before, and will ex
ceed the yield of former years by
many thousand pounds. The wool
is also better being very long and
clean and of an unusually fine grade.
According to tho assessment roll
there are iu Lane county this year,
5,3(55 horses and mules. 13,235 cat
tle, 43.SG2 sheep. The value of all
property in the county is !4,G05,235.
on which there is an indebtedness of
1,331,109 aud 321,755 worth is ex
empt. Messrs. Badollet' & Co., of As
toria, awarded first prize, a watch
valued at 00, to Charles Street, and
second prize a watch valued nt 50,
to Charles Brown for the highest
and second highest number of sal
mon caught during the season by
tishermen at that cannery.
A runaway at Stayton on the 1st
caused the breaking of Miss Jones'
arm and dislocating her shoulder.
the breaking of three rili for her
brother-in-law, and the probable
killing of her married sister, who
was at the time in a very critical
condition, besides badly bruising
Mr. jor.es and two other daughters.
The Dallas Itemizsr says: "Sev
eral Indians have told us that they
expect a very severe winter in the
coming one. That every one of
their signs would indicate one of the
hardest winter this country has wit
nessed lor many years. They are
very anxious to work in order to'get
" grub " enough to last them
through as they believo thero will
be no weather this winter that will
allow them .to do much at their
usual winter's occupations, viz: chop
ping wood, making rails and grub
bing. It remains to be seen how
reliable their prediction is. How
ever, there is no gainsaying tho fact
that they sometimes hit.
Tho salmon in Paget Sound aro
not so abundant as usual.
A Savage Article.
That fearful disease polthma
the cause of the death of an old farm
er in the valley a few days ago. 1"
paroxysm came on hjai iQ i -6
I will soon breath my last brcatl,
I have 110 fear of mortal Wj?
From this mortal body will ri
The pure spirit that never ai's
L.ot the tell-tale tattlers keen
Their tongues while I sleet'
While there is one tattling tAn
The Millennial dav can
Then peace on earth would reiff,',
And he suicided immediately after
Young man or young woman, if yo'
have contracted this dreadful lis
easo, beware ! Stop before it is too
late. Let not any ditliy ramb of
yours changeuddenly from strophe
to anti-strophe. Do not essay aim.
eration or sibillation, lest in some
grand cilmacteric of Iambic, Toa
will be forced toexclaim, 'l"aia
bust." Take pills, take Tarrant's
aperient, take soothing syrup
for heavens sake, do not take to
poetry ; there is nothing so melan
cholious, that so racks the mind
from its natural state, as the vast
upheaving of the sensorium when
metamopher and fancy must he
yoked to something sublunay and
TIIl It 3 TO HI Aii ITHMs.
Queen's circus cleared C,000 in
Salt Lake City.
Tho Mormons voted the Indian
women at tho recent election in the
City of Saints.
Never since the discovery of pre
cious metals in Utah have the mines
looked so well.
Yesler has contracted for three
fourths of a mile of the Seattle and
Walla Walla railroad.
A man named Turner belonging
to Kitsap couuty has been taken to
the insane asylum at Steilacooin.
A proposition has been made to
remove the jam in the Nootsack ri
ver for 500, and it s to do the
whole work or receive no pay.
During 1 tst;veek heavy frosts visit
ed some local. ties in Clarke couut
ty. At Fern prairie potato tops
were killed, and late corn was nip
ped down on Lewis river.
At tho Seattle court, the lottery
keepers Val Wild man and Joseph
Fares wer found guilty of gam
bling, and Thos. Jones was imlietwl
for robbery, and Thos. McLane con
f grand larceny on the liijdi
"YOTKS IS 51KH-:HV filVKX THT
jlN l hay-' bi"i !!;-.;i!:it -i l,v the Hun.
Con nfy "ourt of 'I'H'!;,!ims County, Hat--ol'
Ur ran, ;i.!,i!:!ijs:r:il;;rni' t li-' st ;iif nf
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ui:jiit.is froai U.ilf.
j. yt. ijacox.
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('own. In Or ii City, ' I.u U 1 aias v ninty,
Stat" oi Orv: a, wiriiiti six months trotu
this l.i;. . a i nr.; w 11s1i.
Or.-va City, s 7th, KSo-lt A-1T.
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th" hotis '1 l.rood m:ir s, iron
h:irri"s-:, :l tins cows an-i
whifh will b- so'.U cii--:io
ft:rfli'-r p.iriivu l.irs iniiiir
or to K.
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in pursuance of instructions iron tn
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2.4-ofthc lie vised Statutes ot th 1 " '
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Sept. 1. 1S7C :lt.
FfliLLSHERY GOODS !
Tt ST RECEIVED, AT IK?v2ftnd
Warren's Millinery 0nnery
eleg-ant stock of latest styles of Mill"""
and Indies' Furnishing CJoods, for tnc
Which will bo sold at reasonable prfc-
Endies livimrin thpcountry.favorinp
wit h t heir orders, will find tliem pn..i -
attended to. ..,--v
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Oregon City, March 17, 1S70.