Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 27, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 27, 1876 Page 2
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hashing tim Jftanflawl. 1.. P. FISHER. Newspaix-r Advertising Agent, Rooms2»Jand 31 Merchants' ExHiang*. California Street, San Francisco. Messrs. HETTIRCJILL A CO.. 37 Park Row New York. OLVMIMA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAV 27. IS7G SOCIAL OSTRACISM. The Christian women of Portland are entitled to credit for a virtue as rare as it is resplendent with honor, in the formation of an organization for the reclamation of fallen women. No higher or nobler mission could actuate the human breast, nor can practical philanthropy find a more useful field of labor. We do not believe their is a woman who follows the infamous traf fic of bod}* and soul from choice. It is contrary to the God-given instincts by which she is endowed, and her in nermost nature revolts at the assault upon every holy impulse. In nearly every instance cruel necessity leads to the first wayward step. Pinching pov erty blunts the feelings, until self-re spect abandons the contest and the vic tim fails into the maelstrom of ruin. The bondage of the negro engaged attention of the nation for a generation, \yhilo| a greater evil flourished side by side, without an effort to stay its pro gross, or any tboughs of an organiza tion to remove the chains of bondage from a lost soul. Among the fallen are many noted for beauty and rare accom plishments, who have doubtless been the joy and hope of Somebody's house hold. The force of circumstances leads to a false step, aud the victim is as ef fectually excluded from the world as if the clods of the valley marked her last resting-place. To admit tliut such a ban is necessaiy to keep womanhood pure, is to place but little trust in hu man nature. It is a cruel mandate, unworthy the age. Thousands would reform if but a reasonable opportunity could be afforded whereby a virtuous life could atone for errors of the past. The efforts of the women in Portland should meet with a cordial indorsement of everybody who expects salvation »n the Other Shore. The following lines penned by a lady, are couched in that beautiful delicacy of language which only a woman can command. " Has it ever occurred to you what a commentary upon our civilization are those lost women, and the attitude of society towards them ? A little child strays from her home inclosure, and the whole community is on the alert to find the wanderer and restore it to its moth er's arms. What rejoicings when it is found, what tearful sympathy, what heartiness of congratulations! There are no harsh comments upon tired feet, be they ever so miry; no repremaud for the soiled and torn garments; no lack of kisses for the tear-stained face. Put let the child be grown into womanhood; let her be led away front it by the scourge of want; what happens? Do Christian men and women go iu quest of her ? Do they provide all possible help for her return, or, if she return of her owu volition, do they receive her with such kindness and delicacy as to secure her against her wandering? Far from it. At the first step site is de nounced as lost. Lost! says society, indifferently. How bad these girls are! And, lost! irretrievably lost! is the prompt verdict of conventional morality; while one and all unite in bolting every door between her and morality. Alt! will not those lost ones be reouired at our hands ? \ NEW Oitl»KK OF THING*. The h'rjin'ss is doing excellent service in behalf of Steilacoom und Pierce county. It possesses our cordial sym pathy. We know, from experience, how difficult it is to see a ball in mo tion which has long been at rest. The earnest labor of the writer during the past sixteen years has been devoted to a similar service, in a community pos sessing many good people, and unfor tunately, but a few embued with the progressive spirit of the age, the enter prise which builds up a country despite all obstacles. They would all make good soldiers, but are wantiug in the necessary qualifications to command. They welcome any scheme by which others may come in to bear the burden and pocket the reward, but appear dis trustful of their ability to do anything for themselves. An occasional spas modic effort is made—as when the rail road was graded and the wharf built—but when the comtnnd effort appears about to bo crowned with success, they weary of well-doing, let go of their hold and fall back again into the slough of des pondency. Realizing the situation, knowing so well the temper of our peo pie and the disposition of those who possess the means without the inclina tion of aiding public enterprise, the endeavor has been to enlist foreign aid, as the onlv recourse for infusing life and vigor and confidence into the corn- ' muuitv. The Erprrs# has the same kind of difficulties to overcome in awakeniu" O the people to a just realization of ne cessity for individual exertion. A liv ing has been too easily earned for any body to be alarmed by the clouds which loom up in the distance. They dream that the future wiil be but a repetition of the past, that a sufficiency of Earth's blessings will be accorded thein without any special effort of mind or body. They do not realize that we are on the threshold of important changes; that progress is daily equalizing the con ditions of the old and the new, bringing l Our Agent*. us into competition with a class of peo ple used to small earnings and possessed of modern ideas of the manner of con ducting business which must supersede old fogy notions if we do not speedily dismiss them. It is folly to await the coming of a temporal savior until the day of grace has passed. When we re alize this, and that without individual effort we will be set aside by men of more nerve and business sagacity, the work is half accomplished. The Ex press has our cordial sympathy in its efforts to restore the lost prestige of the head of the Sound. THE OTHER SIDE OE THE RI ESTIOX It is said that there ate two sides to ! every question, hut we admit that it is dif ficult to, discern any good result derived from the importation of thousands of Chi nese laborers to this Coast. The capital ists, who furnish the money to build rail roads or prosecute any of the larger enter prises maintain, that unless cheap labor was available in construction, the high rates of interest on money ruling on this Coast would preclude many of the pro jects that aid in building up a prosperous commonwealth. The idea, however, has generally been received with some grains of allowance for the incentive which it was believed prompted it. That there arc j two sides, to even this question, appears j from the effort to control Congressional ! action, to which reference was made in | yesterday's dispatches. The anonymous i nature of the pamphlet sent to members jof the Senate, indicates that its origin I would probably detract from the force of ! the argumen :s used, an 1 is probably the ' defense of \louey-bags against the vigor | ous assults of the babui League. As illustrative of the arguments used by employers, we refer to a conversation held I with a gentleman who has. at times, had coutrol of large forces of men, employed in I various capacities, as common laborers and skilled mechanics. He maintained 1 that high wages was a prolific source of \ incompetency among the best workmen, i and cited in support of the assertion sev. I eral instances like the following: A lire. mau, at $lO per moath, was ooted for so briety and faithful discharge of duty. As a reward for long-continued service, he ' was promoted to the position of assistant 1 engiueer. with a corresponding increase of I wages. It was observed, before the elapse ! of many months, that his habits of life had undergone a radical change, and that to I support his newly acquired diguity, a more j expensive style of living had been adop | ted. In the course of time he had formed ! associations which led to vicious habits, I and from a trustworthy, temperate man, i he was transformed into a careless intern perate workman, whose ambiiion appeared to lie to ape the manners of those who held positions which afforded ample means for display of expensive habits. This employer affirms that lie gave 110 solated instance, bat that, this result was the rule, as far as his experience and observation extended. He believes that the employment of Chinese laborers has done much to keep wages at a '• reason able" standard, and remove, to some extent, the impulse for adopting expen sive habits which lead so often to prof ligacy. Wo confess that these views exhibited a phase of the subject entire ly new to the writer, and to induce re flection on the theme, we give it for what it is worth. Doubtless it would mitigate in some degree the horror of further Chinese immigration, if we could be brought to regard it from auv point of view as a blessing. Mr. Robt. Frost lifts placed on our table a new sort of lamp-chimney, made of what is called La Bastie glass, manufactured under a patented process which renders it absolutely indestruct able from any ordinary concussion. The boys " have been playing shuttle cock with the ono left with us the past day or two, and it is still apparently as sound as ever. The variety of uses they may be adapted to is practically unlim ited . garrison at Foit Walla-walla has been turwished with two Gatling guns. These formidable implements of war are constructed on the revolving principle, with ten ritled barrels to each gun, and are discharged with fearful rapidity by the simple turning of a crank. It is confidently claimed that in comparison with these guns, the ar tillery used in modern warfiuo sinks into insignificance. FREIGHT LIST. —The City of Panama brought 27 tons of freight for this place, consigned to the following persons: Treen & Damon, Goo. Hewitt, Otto Rauke, E. X. Ouimette, L. Bettman, A. Farquhar, C. B. Bagley.Sam'l Stork. Saru'l Williams, D. J. Chambers & Son, W. F. Crosby, It. Frost, J. M. Murphy, S. W. Percival, B. Vincent, G. Rosen thal, J. C. Horr, R. A. Parker, T. G Lowe A Co. JSC The high water has prostrated the telegraph poles a few miles above Martin's bluff, on the Columbia river, for a distance of a mile or more, over land subject to the annual overflow. The flood has been on a level with the wire when suspended from the poles ,for several days past. Rf A secret organization is being forme J in San Francißco and christened the "True Republicans," the princi ples and object of which seems to be something on the style of Communists. SSS" The steamer city of Panama j sailed for San Francisco, I'm Victoria, Thursday evening, at 6 o'clock. S3T Wednesday, the 24th inst., was the 57th anniversary birthday of Queen j Victoria. OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. WASHINGTON. D. May 9, 1867. POLITICAL. The National Executive Committee of the Liberal Republican party, as an ticipated in this correspondence, has determined to call a National Conven tion. Philadelphia is the place, and July 26th the time, selected for the pur pose. There the cndidates of both the parties will be in the field and the Liberals can judge between them. Whether they will nominate candidates of their own, or be content with endors ing those of one of the other parties, will depend upon their estimate of the character and abilities of either for the purpose of Reform. The Liberals be lieve that the country needs a new party pledged to the Union, one term, civil service reform, honest administration, the equality of the States with rights of local and self government, and national good will, in which harmony may lie secured between the sections and late enemies in war, by allowing men of all parties to enter on the ground lioor, without regard to antecedents, the party itself having no antecedents, and there fore unembarrassed by a record—a party which looks to the future for its useful ness, and to the past only for instruc tion. This is a high ideal which, it is probable, the logic of events will prevent from being realized this year. We are too close upon the verge of actual con flict to foim a new army; and the Lib erals will have to join one or the other of those in the field. It is said that of all those yet spoken of for tho Presidency by either party, these Liberals and Re formers are best pleased with Samuel J. Tilden, of New York, for President, and John M. Palmer, of Illinois, for Vice President. MR. BLAINE AGAIN EXPLAINS. Having* settled the $64,000 Union Pa cific bond purchase to its own satisfac tion, Mr. Blaine lias again found it necessary to rise to a personal explana tion. In the schedule of Kansas Paci fic bonds which had been placed as Oakes Ames said, " where they would do the most good," the name of "Blaine, 15" appears. This schedule was not intended for public eye, but saw the light of day through the clairvoyance of a newspaper correspondent in ISTJ. The gentleman who first disclosed the facts to the world was Mr. J. \V. Knowlton, now deceased, the correspon dent of the Chicago Tribune. Mr. Blaine's explanation reflected upon the veracity of the correspondent; and ex- Congressman Riddle, father-in-law of the latter, addressed a letter to Mr. Blaine, in which he said: " You assaulted the reputation of James Walcott Knowlton, then two years and a half in his grave. Had he survived till to-day, you would have re" mained silent; and your Joe Stewarts and MacFarlands would have told no tales. It devolves on me to vindicate, as best I may, his memory from your assertions; which I shall do at an enrlv dav." The parties here referred to were both involved in the Pacific Mail distri bution; MacFarlaud having received $'25,000, which ho said he delivered to Col. Forney. Stewart is the •' recusant witness" who refused to testify; and it is due to a gentleman of a similar name to say that it is Joseph 15. Stewart, not Joseph J. Stewart, of Baltimore, who is engaged here in law business, that is meant. Mr. Riddle, doubtless, has the data upon which Knowlton disclosed the facts in 187H; and as he is a good lawyer as well as a close writer, he not only knows what evidence is, but how to put it together. So we may expect an interesting essay on railroad lobby ing before long, in which the ex-Speaker will figure, and perhaps his brother, who is said to be the real party in this case. Mistaken identity is the plea here; but we shall await more light and another *' personal explanation," before rendering a verdict. BELKNAP INDIGNANT. I had a brief chat with General Belk nap, the Great Impeached, on the Bth., in the lobby of the Senate. He still bears up remarkably well under the or deal through which he is passing, and continues to assert his innocence of the crime charged against him. "And what do you think of your chances, General ?" queried the writer. "O, I am confident the Senate will decide that, it has no jurisdiction in the case. How in h—l can it do other- wise!" was the reply. " But suppose the Senate should de cide to txy the case; what then ?" '' If it does that even, I shall come out all right. Why d—ll it, they can find no evidence to show that I knew the money received from Marsh was in consideration of priviliges granted him by me," was the reply. " I am prepared to prove that I honestly believed at the time that the money was paid me for Mrs. Belknap by Marsh as a trustees of certain property bequeathed to rnv wife." " Some of the managers, notably Mr Hoar, were rather severe on you, Gen eral," said the writer. "Yes,'' was the indignant reply. " I did expect they would do their dutv as prosecutors, and confine themselves to the discussion of the question of jurisdiction; but instead of this, they have gone out of the way to assail me personally, G—d d—n them. They have tried to intensify public opinion against me, and to make the conviction that I was a thief so strong that it could not be modified by evidence of my in nocence of the most conclusive charac ter. "You have been indicted, I believe, by the grand jury of the District?" " Yes, I believe so," replied the Geu eral, laughing; "h—l! let them indict. I'll come out all right, mark what I tell you." Here the Senators returned to the Chamber, after a recess of twenty minutes, aud Belknap returned to his usual seat, by the side of his eminent counsel. JUDGE THURMAN AND THE PRESIDENCY. A friend of mine had a conversation with Senator Thurman, of Ohio, a day or two ago, during which allusion was made to the Democratic nomination for the Presidency. The Judge seemed averse to talking much on this subject, but in answer to the expressed hope that he might receive the nomination, he said, first taking a huge pinch of snuff (he is an inveterate snuffer whose nose is always hungry,) " Well, I want to see one of our best men get it. Fif teen years of Republican rule has well nigh ruined us a nation; aud, to-day we stand much lower in the estimation of other Governments than ever before. As for myself I don't disguise the fact that I would consider my nomina tion by the Democratic party as an ex alted honor—something to be very proud of—aud, if elected, I should use my best endeavors to purify all branches of the Government service. There are so many other men, how ever, better entitled to the nomination, my friend and colleague B ivard, Tilden, Hancock, Hendricks, and others, that I really haven't much hope, and shan't be a bit disappointed if I don't get the nomination. "And did it ever strike you," continued the Judge, "that while the Republicans candidates are using every effort to annihilate one another, the Democratic aspirants preserve a dignified calmness, respecting each other's laudable ambition, and l(drain ing from all kinds of mud-throwing ?" and here the Judge might have added, but his ever-present sense of courteous decorum prevented him, that Blaine is trying to kill off Coukling, and rhr verm: that Bristow is doing his best to slaughter Blaine; in fact, that the Re publican aspirints, and their friends, are having a legular Donnybrook fight, and are dragged off the field, one after another, their reputation damaged by cpwpound fractures so comminuted as to be beyond the possibility of restora tion to in'egritv. CHKHALIS. Loral nnit News Items. KKOM THE lIAII.V of SATCKDAV. A 1 lon in tit.k Initdknt. —The particulars of a horrible occurence near McMiunville, on Friday of last week, we glean from the Portland papers; The neighbors had turned out to help Mr. Gariison finish sowing his grain. During the day some of them set tire to a pile of brush which burnt down ami re ceived no more attention. About four o'clock in the afternoon, the unfortunate child went to where the fire had been, and in his play walked back and forth through the ashes and tire oil one of tlie laigcr sticks which had not burnt. Four men were at work in the field at the time. One of them heard the child scream, and said he thought lie had burnt bis finger. His father looked up and said. "Oh! he is burning to death!" The men were twenty rods distant. Mr. J. M liibbs was lirst to reach the poor little boy The burnt clothes were quickly jerked otl and the child immersed in water. The horrified mother, after hearing the screams of tier child, run forty rods and fainted at the sickening sight. Hi- ears were burnt otl'; his eyes were out; bis throat and lungs were raw and bleeding; Ills whole body, from his knees to the top of his head, was cooked till the skin and flesh hung in crisped string." I.ife lingered but three hours after the oc currence. We observe that the repairs on the cistern, at the intersection of Main and Fourth streets, have been moore extensive than at first contemplated. The curbing was found to be rotten and a new lining of four inche fir plankhus been, placed inside, reducing the dimensions somewhat, but making it Itrui and secure for several years longer. The water in this cistern stands hut a few inches over the floor, and as it is not water-tight, we do not see how it is to he of much real service in case of fire. The supply from the water mains would prove totally inadequate, even if it was always possible to turn it on when a fire occurs. The workmen inform us that it would have been a task of several hours to turn on tiie water if needed, when the repairs upon the cistern made an inspec tion necessary. It will he seen from these facts that our security from fire is more fancied than real, a fact which may not he realized until a portion of the town is re duced to smouldering ruins. GRAND ENCAMPMENT OFFICERS. —At the annual meeting of the Grand Encampment of Odd Fellows, held in Portland, on Mon day the 15th instant, the following officers were elected: M. \V Gr., Patriarch, J. F. Baekensto, of Orgeana Encampment No. 5: M E G. H. Priest, T. A. Davis, of Ellison Encampment No. 1; K. W. Grand Senior Warden, J. S. Drununond, Vancouver En campmcntj B. No. 1; R. W. Grand Scribe, J. M. Bacon, of Falls E neainpment No. 4; R. \V. Grand Treasurer, I. it Moores, of Willamette Encampment No. 2: R. W. G. Junior Warden, E. 11. Stolte of Ellison Encampment No. 1. The following are the officers of flic Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., elected at Saieui on the lfith: .1. N. Rolph, M. W. G. M.; O. N. Denny, D. G. M.; W. J. Snodgrass, It. W. G. W , J M. Bacon, R. W. G. S.; I. R. Moores, R W. G. T.: A. G. Walling, 11. G. Struve, Grand Represen tatives. One hundred and fifty present. CRANBERRY STATISTICS.—In round num bers the area under cranberry culture in New- Jersey is set down at 5,000 acres, and the cost at three years from planting—the fruit bearing age—is estimated at £1,750,000, or £OSO an acre. New England and New York are set down for about the same acreage and cost, and Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michi gan at about 5,000 acres costing £875,000. The whole being summed up at 15,000 acres, costing £1,075,00*). The whole crop was es timated for 1872, at 275,000 bushels; for 1873, 275,000 bushels; for 1871. 250,000; for 1875, 210,000; the average production in the Wes tern States in 1875 being only about half that in the Atlantic States, or eight bushels to the acre, against seventeen in New England and New York. In many instances on the At lantic coast, irrigation is accomplished by means of expensive pumping machinery. AN unusually high tide last evening. OUR LUMBER INTERESTS.— From a late nntnber of the San Francisco Bulletin we clip the following: ■ The business of shipping spars to eastern i aiul foreign parts, from Fuget Sound, and I British t'oliunbia. is steadily increasing. A I vess.-l was recently sent north to load spars • for ltio and subsequently another was dis patched to load a similar cargo for Monte video. The ship I'ride of the Port sailed for British Columbia a few days ago. to load ship timber for Calcutta, to which port a cargo is annually sent. The ship Washington Libhv. tor some time engaged in the coast eoal trade, lias just been secured to take a cargo of spars at Burrard Inlet, for Bath. Maine, on account of ship. This will be the first cargo sent to the famous shipyard from the Pacific coast, for a long time. The new ship, Brown Brothers, which has just left Boston tor San Francisco, was built expressly for carrying spars from our northern forests to eastern shipyards, THE EXCURSION.— The Unitarian excur- sion to Steilacoom yesterday was one of the most pleasant incidents of the season. Not withstanding the Alida got stuck in the mud and was delayed a couple of hours in' start ing, she arrived at her destination in time for the excursionists to stroll over the town and partake of a hospitable lunch laid in Ma sonic Hall, before the whistle of the North Pacific announced the hour of departure for home. The party arrived at the wharf about four o'clock and everybody who par ticipated appeared joyous and happy. The following resolutions were adopted by the l uitarian Society: THE weekly trips of the steamer Capital to Mason Co. is proving a real convenience to the residents on Iter route. She leaves this place every Saturday morning, makes the trip to Oakland, and returns in the even- ing ot the same day. Loggers, families and otheis sending orders for supplies of any kind on Friday, by mail, can have them filled by Cap! Chapman the succeeding day, which is expedious enough to suit high-pres sure people even in these times of railroads and telegraphs. A GOOD deal is said about fast sailing from the Sound to San Francisco, and the follow ing extract from the Columbian, of Sept. 25, 1852, a newspaper published in this city by J. W. Willey and T. F. McElroy, i> perhaps j not out of place, considering the hark men - j tioned is the same one sold at I tsaladv a few weeks ago: The bark Brontes, Captain C. Thomas, j Jr.. sailed for San Francisco a few days ago j with a full cargo of piles and sipiare timber. ( apt. T.. made the passage from Cape Flat tery to Sun Francisco, in July last, in four days, a distanced'overeight hundred miles. AMONG the articles exhibited by Oregon at the Centennial Exhibition, are grain, wood, flax, fur, skins of mink, Angora goat, elk, bear, seal and mountain sheep, apple butter, apples dried by the Alden process, 100,(KM) shingles. 58 cords of wood from a single tree and " two barrels of cider, concentrated into a compact roll and sold by the yard." Wash ington Territory exhibits only grain and j canned salmon. Even the big canoe will not I arrive in time to be assigned a place in the exhibition. MESSRS. Booth A Co., the proprietors of one of tile principal cannaries on the Colum bia river, have advertised a new style of tin cans for putting up salmon. We understand that these new cans are of sufficient size and of the right shape to receive a fish just as it comes from the dresser, without cutting. The tisli will be more highly appreciated when served whole on the dinner tables of our Eastern brothers. An infant sen serpent lias been picked up near Cape Flattery, and taken to Port Town send, W. T., whence it will be send to the Centennial. It is seven feet long, and its head, of a eonieal shape, measures 22 inches in circumference. It has a pair of formid able jaws, thickly set with powerful teeth, and lias a prominent tin, above and below, running the entire length of the body. It is different from anything heretofore seen in that locality. Tin: Kxpress says that recent letters from Washington report that charges against Gov. Ferry have been referred to a Senate com mittee and that the accused and accuser are having a lively war of words. As the ru mor is so general, we presume there is some "investigation" goirg on in which Gov. Ferry is directly or indirectly interested. A wooi.growers* association has been formed by the citizens engaged in that in dustry in Kastcrn Oregon. The objects of the Association, are to sell at lirst bands; to establish scouring, cleansing and grading houses; to reduce taxation to the same rate as other property, and to use all means to prevent the spread of disease. It is reported that 11. I. Chapman now at Washington, is an applicant for the position of Surveyor-General of this Territory, and that to accomplish that object has preferred charges against the present encumbent, Capt. MeMicken, which are undergoing investiga tion. Tut-: premium receipts last year for tire insurance were .jai1,900,000 and the amount of losses to $31,900,000, dividends averaging 13 per cent. This is above the average of profits mode by almost any other business in the country. Tne waters of Puwauiish, White and Green rivers are high, but aside from the cutting away of banks in some places and the overflowing of low-bottom lands in otli crs, no damage is done. The freshets on these rivers generally occur in June. TiiE Transcript says that a trotting match is said to be in contemplation in a few weeks on the Fair grounds between the Chapman mare and Luuimux, for a purse of .SSIH). A SIGN made of rustic moulding is exhib ited at Messrs. Woodard A Rabbeson's chop house which displays considerable skill on the part of the designer. THF. annual meeting of the Uuiversalist Convention for the State of Oregon, will take place at the town of Zena on the Bth of June next. A NEW sidewalk is being laid in front of J. C. Horr's store. ♦ ♦- ! FKOM TII E DAILY OF MONDAY. A LADY correspondent of the Sacramento Union writes this: The statue of Senator Baker, carved by lloratio Stone and contributed by Oregon to the National Hall of Statuary, has been recently set up. It stands bet wees Washinton and Jefferson, in an excellent light. It is a little larger than life, and the head and shoulders are fine, although the face has less action in it than was natural to Colonel Baker's expression. He lias a Roman mantle wrapped about him, its fold resting carelessly on his military hat and sword. The feet are open to the severest criticism, too short for good proportion and quite destitute of the arch at the instep that marks blood and beauty. The boot has the cut of a two-dollar and-a half stogey one sees at the cheap stores. Hare our web footed friends forgotten the natural slope of the human pedal and furnished a distorted model to the sculptor? Everyone criticises it in passing but adds a kindly word for Oregon who has sent us from afar this tribute to the great chieftain. MR. A. NOETNER, publisher of the Port land Standard, has been seriously ill but is now recovering. "WE expressed the belief some weeks ago that the troubles between the Panama Rail road and the Pacific Mail Companies were the result of stockjobbing on the part of Jay Gould for a double purpo e. One in the in terest of the Union Pacific Railroad and the other to bear the stock of the Pacific Mail and secure the control at a low price. A telegram front New York, May 19th, goes far to prove the views above expressed. It says the Pacific Mail directors held an ad journed meeting this afternoon, but did no business for want of a quorum. Mr. Hatch stated that Jay Gould will not succeed in forcing the Pacific Mail in the hands of a re ceiver, as Whitehouse & Co., and other large houses are asking stock holders to transfer their stock in order to receive proxies and ; defeat Gould in the fight. THE Corvallis Democrat says: One day this week Perry Baxter was out in the timber near the mouth of Long Tom, when he was attacked by two large grey eagles, and being unarmed, he was compelled to fly for safety. Getting his gun, he returned and killed one of the birds, and the other escaped. The eagle killed measured 7 feet 6 inches from tip to tip of wing, and 3 feet 4 inches from beak to end of tail, whilst its teet measured 7 inches at the widest measure of the claws. Returning to the ground next day, Mr. Bax ter found that these mammoth birds had a nest there. A WASHINGTON dispatch having reported that Gen. O. G. Howard is to be censured by a Congressional committee as one of the trustees of the Freedman's Bank, the General replies in the Oregonutn as follows: It must be a mistake, as I never had anything to do with the management of the bauk. I was circled at one meeting as a trustee of the j Frecdmen's Saving and Trust Company, the Washington Bank being a branch of the company. The very next meeting—one month after my election —I placed my resig nation before the board and it was accepted. THE McGibeny family gave a concert in Sacramento the 10th inst. The Uncord-Union s„ys of them: The six children are iuterest ng in their singing from the excellence of ; training observable, and from the rather ! singular fact that all the children of one fam ily should show such aptitude for music, all siuging well, and each one playing upon some standard musical instrument. The | entertainment they gave, while not of a high | order, is very pleasant and entertaining. KKV. MU. SKINNER, the newly arrived pas tor of the Congregational Society in this city, delivered two discourses yesterday he fore a well-filled house. The reverend gen tleman has received a very cordial reception from those whom he lias met, and expresses a high appreciation of this western country. W'c hope his favorable impressions may be fully established after a sojourn among us. SOME time ago Mr. Tread well, purser of the steamer Zephyr, got up an extensive raf fle in which many of our citizens took chances. The large prize was a tine gold watch and chain. There were also a S2O; three $lO and eight $5 prizes. Las Thursday night the throwing came oil in Seattle and ticket 130, owned by Geo. X. McConaha, was the lucky number. A LITTLE excitement was raised in the Presbyterian church last night by Rigdon Ruddell having a fit. lie was taken out into the open air and soon revived, and is to day, we understand, none the worse for his ex perience. J EST think of this: In New York City, May Bth, calicoes sold at 3j and 3$ cents per yard, by the bolt, and out here we have to pay from i> to It cents, or more than one hundred per centum above eastern prices. MU. R. A. PAHKEK has sold out his gro eery store in this place to Mr. Bettinan. The latter gentleman is a brother of Mr. Louis Bettman and in the early years of Olytnpiawas a resident of the place. THE Town Marshal's sale of property for non-payment of special tax came oil" this morning at 10 o'clock. Only two or three bidders were present, and most of the prop erty was bought by the town. IT has been suggested that the country press of Oregon all suspend publication on the coming Fourth, in order that the editors and printers may visit Portland that day. HON. J. S. PIUMMOM), mayor of Victoria, arrived in Olynipia last Saturday evening from Portlmd. and left last night for home, on the North Pacific. Thk delegates from this region to the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows recently in session at Salem returned home last Saturday evening. Neahi.y si'>o,ooo of insurance lias been awarded the owners of the burned Salem Woolen mills. Rev. Mii. Utter, of this city, preached in Portland yesterday. N.ui,heads begin to sprout from out the sidewalks. ♦ ♦ ritOM THE DAILY OF TUESDAY. Everybody is expected this centennial vear to plant a tree. If you can't do that, make a bough.— .Wt Hrdfonl Mrr nry. Twig? —-Ve»r Ihtrrn Journal. Leaf us alone for that branch of the busi ness.— .Wtr York Kspre**. This is piainly going to set "ein all to bark ing up that tree, and routing fer vvood-be-i oaks. Post. And it shows the amount of wit which may bud and cluster about a single stem. Rut the subject Is not yet exhausted. It stumps us that nobody has thought of using the flow ers of rhetoric to cover the forks and crooks. Might just as well as knot. But brethren don't run the thing into the ground. Reader, did you ever live in a community where there were not people who complained of " hard times." This morbid spirit of com plaint Anally becomes chronic, and persons thus atHected are never happy unless they are probing the old sore. Let us banish dull times, by ignoring its existence, which is more fancied than real, by devising plans whereby each mar add his mite to increase our productions, and ail will be well. We can no longer say that we have no market fur the many useful articles which reflection suggests will find readv sale in San Francisco. CLEAN UP. —The existence of an epedi mic at Seattle owing its reappearance to a neglect of sanitary regulations, should im press our people with the importance of immediately taking some measure to insure a general observance of the first law of health. There are many alleys that are tilled with garbage, and the principal sewers are only such in name, and empty their filth on the level fiats, where it sends broadcast its poi sonous eiuenations. This is a matter of the greatest importance, and its consideration should not be dismissed without due inquiry. POST OFFICES AND MAIL ROUTES. —The postoffices of Washington Territory in 186 a were GO in number; in 1870, 77; in 1872, 100; in 1875, 155—an increase iu sesea years of 135 per cent. The increase in the num ber of Oregon offices during the same tiuie was from 129 to 267—108 per cent. Our Terrritorial mail routes aggregated a length of 1,617 miles in 1868; of 1,678 in 1870; of 3,020 in 1875. Oregon's routes in 1878 exs tended over 2,101 tfJßes, and in 1875 to 4,- 154. THE Dayton News proposes that to relieve the tedium incident to that little out-of-tlic War burg, by the citizens allowing the women to get up a ticket for the several municipal of fices and manage the election, for a novelty. It thinks that the novelty would create a splendid sensation, and give the town con siderable notoriety abroad. If the sugges tion is adopted, doubtless the editor "reads his title clear," for a fat office. THEY now have an old lady who has lived at Oregon City since 1*49 and lias never been in Portland, for an attraction at the Oregon Centennial Celebration. The old lady prom ises to waive her prejudices against "gad ding about" for once and visit Portland dur ing the big show. Whether she will draw as well as Joe Lane, or not, is a matter of some doubt. TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. —In the House of Representatives, April 28th, SIR Southard, by unanimous consent, reported from the Committee on Territories, House Bill No. 3,266, to provide for the election of governor, secretary, treasurer, auditor, and superin tendent of schools in the several Territories of the United States THE steamer Gussie Telfair left Port Townsend on the 20th inst.. for Portland, via Orcas Island. Her cargo consists of 700 barrels of lime, 100 tons of coal and 627 gal lons of dogfish oil. The steamship Califor nia arrived at tint port the same day from Sitka. Her cargo consisted of 206 tons of coal. She sailed at that date for Portland. DR. Josiah Settle, an old resident of Seat tle, died in that city on the 17th inst.. of dropsy of the heart. Dr. S. was a native of Ohio, ')oru in 1813, and crossed the plain to California in 1840. He removed to Ore gon in 1852 and came to this Territory in 1860, w here he has since continually resided. He leaves a wife and several children. THAT fearful scourge, deptheria, has again made its appearance at Seattle, It is said that one of the physicians has at least a dozen patients under treatment. The malady visited in that city several months ago, with terrible severity, but it was thought that the seeds of the disease had been completely eradicated. MRS. Stuart, Chairman of the Board of Immigration, has issued a large edition of a circular, suggesting in small compass the varied attractions of the Territory as a field for enterprise and a home for the homeless. They are to he distributed at Philadelphia during the Exhibition THE Oregon City Woolen Mills employs Chinamen almost exclusively, while the Sa lem Mills, recently destroyed by fire, engaged only white labor, if the misfortune had to fall on anybody, w. think the patrons of the long-tailed heathen Chinee should have felt the rod of atlliction. THERE are more than one hundred girls in Portland, between the ages of 14 and 'ft years, who earn a precarious livlihood by sewing. Their wages range from $4 to $* per week, and they labor from 7 o'clock in the morning until 11 ami If o'clock at night. A REEK garden has been established in Scat tie, which employs a trass baud to make a noise on Sundays. If that delectable region don't suffer the fate of Sodom some day it will he for the want of brimstone. What a liejd is here afforded for the Crusaders r REV. C. IJ. Fischer took passage on tin last steamer from Portland for the Last, whither he goes on a visit to relatives and to attend to some important business interests, lie proposes to return to the Sound at an early day. ODD Fellowship in Oregon numbered in 1850, 5 logdes, with: membership of ISO, and an annual receipt of $3,770 45. Return" this year give the number of lodges at 07, memberships 3,020, and annual receipt soo,* 000. WOUKMEN are tearing up things generally in the upper part of the Hank building, pre paratory to refitting and improving the Ex ecutive rooms. THE Tribune says that it is currently re ported that Capt. Starr has bought the steamer Annia Stewart, from the Oregon Steam Navigation Co., and will slowlv bring her around to ply on the Sound. I)H. Turner has removed the remainder of his stock of drugs and store fixtures into the new warehouse recently constructed by him on Sec wild Street. Miss Belle Evans is recovering from a severe illness, which for several days had confined her to the bed. STKAWIIKKKIKS are ripening. The yield will he unusually large this season. MAOVIKK'S Minstrels will soon appear at New Market Theater, Portland. THE Portland Standard is soon to issue a daily edition. ♦ • fritOAl THE DAILY or VS LPNKSI) V> . MR. WALTERS, who lives near Arcadia in Mason county, brought a rare specimen of fish to town yesterday which was inspected by hundreds of interested people none «l whom could give it a name. It was six feel and half an inch in length, of a dark color, with a tough -kin somewhat resembling that of a dogfish in the almost entire absence t,f scales. It liad n bead similar to that fit a catfish, although the eyes were not so large and prominent. It had a small hut ferocious looking mouth studded with trippie row, powerful teeth. Ii had fins running from head to extremity of tail, on its hack and belly, also large fins just back of the gills, and no others. Its body was over 51 feet long excluding the head, and of a perfect taper from head to tail. It was secured by a gentleman from Snohomish who took it down to-day intending to present it to the Atheneum in that place. We shall look with interest for Doctor Folsaui's report regard ing it. Mr Walters caught another -pet i men sometime ago, which he failed to pre serve. This is the same kind of fish that Tom. Stratum caught at Neah Ilav, a tie scription of which has been going the news paper rounds under the heading "SeaSer pent." it is no more a serpent than a dog fish is. JOSEPH T. PACKWOOD died in Seattle lust Monday, 22d inst., of consumption, aged 24 years and 5 months, and was buried the same afternoon. The deceased was a son of Mr. William Packwood, a pioneer citizen of this region, well known to all. The young man was residing in Lewis county of late, went to Seattle intending to go to California in the Dakota for medical treatment, lie sunk so rapidly, however, that he was unable to be removed, so he remained at that place to die. ON the City of Panama, which sailed last Saturday from San are coming the follow ing named persons: 'J'o Port Town send —B. S. Pettygrove. To joiympia—J. S. Jarvise, Mrs. E. Lundaue. For Portland—V. E. Wliitaker and wife, Mrs. E. Smith, Dr. Adolphus. For Seattle—Augustus Hams and wife and child, Chas. E. Foy, Ernest Baker, J. V. Roach, John Galfney, C. Ordman, Mrs, E. Baker. VEGETABLES are extremely scarce for this time of the year.

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