The East Oregonian Saturday, Sept. 01, 1877


[*I'm assuming that "W.T.", indicates Washington Territory]

R.M. Wait, at Dayton, is paying 60 cents a bushel for wheat delivered at his mill.
Total assessment of Clarke county, W.T., $770,935. Population last March, 3,708; number of families, 731.
The Tacoma Herald says: "The hop growers in the Valley want 2,800 pickers this year, to commence September 1st."
The population of Klicitat county, W.T., is 1,241; an increase of nearly 50 per cent in two years. There are 239 families in the county.
A man by the name of Trout was drowned here a few days ago - says a Puget Sound paper. What of it? Water is the natural element for a trout!
Died - In Dayton, Aug. 18th, of lung disease, Mandie Pearl, daughter of Dr. J.H. Kennedy, aged 3 months and 12 days. Wife and both children gone within a few weeks, and the Dr. is alone in the world.
A certain neighborhood in Oregon, desiring mail facilities, have petitioned for the establishment of a postal route, and give as a reason why such prayer should be granted, "that it would accommodate 28 large and rapidly increasing families." Good enough reason.
The Palouse Gazette is announced to appear about the 1st of September, at Colfax, Whitman county W.T. by Kellogg and Hopkins. Its principal object will be the development of the agricultural interests of that section of territory, and to furnish reliable information to emigrants.
Some of the farmers in the Willamette valley think there is a wheat ring formed and forming in Oregon, made up of shippers, millers and warehouse men, and they are not slow to express their opinion. There is a plan on foot among the farmers to pool their grain and hold it till the ring is broken.
Badly Hurt. - The relatives in this city of Agent Monteith, of Lapwai Indian agency, have just received the intelligence that he has been hurt internally by being thrown from a horse. He had accompanied General Howard part of the way over the Lolo trail, and was returning, when the accident happened. He was taken to the agency to receive medical treatment, and although some better when the letter was written, was still confined to his bed. His case had been examined closely, but the extent of his injuries were not yet known. - Albany Democrat.
Rough On Higby

The Portland Oregonian contains the following teleographic dispatch, dated Cleveland, Ohio, August 27;

To Senator Grover, Portland, Ogn: We, the undersigned members of the bar of Cleveland, without respect of party, having read in the newspapers that one Wm. B. Higby has been making affidavits tending to show that money had been used to influence your election to the U.S. senate, desire to state that we knew said Higby while here, that we would not believe him under oath and that he is known to us as an unmitigated liar; that he was charged with the crimes of forgery, embezzlement, obtained money under false pretenses and adultery, that we know of; and was driven from here by the bar association of which we are members.
Railroad Memorial

The following is a brief statement of the contents of the memorial to Congress for assistance to the Salt Lake railroad:

1. That the land grant on the north branch of the North Pacific be transferred and applied on the Salt Lake line.

2. That the North Pacific shall be built on the south side of the Columbia from Portland to the junction of the Salkt Lake road with the Columbia.

3. That from the junction of the two roads to Portland it shall be a common road for both lines.

4. That if the North Pacific does not build this common line on the Columbia within a specified time that the Salt Lake line shall do so.

The memorial in behalf of the North Pacific simply asks for "extension of time" under the old charter, as follows:

"They therefore respectfully pray that the petition of the Northern Pacific resolved company, for an extention of time under its charter, to enable it to complete its railroad, may be granted."
Successful Farmers. -


The following from one of the Walla Walla papers [we forget which one] gives a truthful picture of the wealth of the Columbia basin: "We hear of three farmers living near the foot of the mountains who will this year market between them, 36,000 bushels of wheat. The first and most extensive cultivator of the soil is Hon. John Scott, who with his own labor and that of his sons, has raised 16,000 bushels. His neighbor, Philip Yauny, Esq., off two hundred acres of land, has raised 10,000 bushels, and the third is C. Maier, Esq., whose crop is estimated at 10,000 bushels. All three of these gentlemen cultivate their own farms, and the crop of this year is the result of the labor of themselves and families. Mr. Maier also gives considerable attention to the raising of stock, and hence his wheat crop does not make as large a showing as it would under other circumstances. These farmers are representative men, and it will be seen that their aggregate income from the sale of grain alone, at 75 cents a bushel, foots up $27,000. Of course deductions are to be made for sacks and other expenses, but with all these taken off they are still left with incomes that, in other countries would be regarded as clever fortunes.


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