The Oregon Statesman

Vol. 14 - No. 50 Salem, Oregon Monday, Feb. 13, 1865


Jesse Applegate upon Pat Malone. - The card of Mr. Applegate, in which he so pungently expresses his repugnance to the hypocritical praise of Patrick, the Puritan Hater, we copy from the Sentinel of last week. No word of ours could add to the force of that brief letter. It is a volume in itself.

The Arena seizes upon this letter as another pretext for discouraging enlistments in the army. Its fulminations will have about as much effect upon this as upon the price of potatoes, or the next change of the moon.

Sold. - A heavy game of roots was played a few days since on a friend of ours of the medical profession, by some rascally merchant in a neighboring town. Happening into the merchant's establishment, he discovered an assortment of carro's, which he mistook for sweet potatoes, and purchased a large quantity. On arriving here he told of his purchase with great gusto and ordered a meal cooked, but on trying their quality found them more stringy than those that used to grow "away down South in Dixie;" and finally concluded they were some other kind of roots. It is now understood that our friend is opposed to the vegetable theory in medicine, and opposed to roots on general principles.

Recruiting in Jackson. - We learn from the Sentinel that 65 men have enlisted in Jackson county for the First Oregon Infantry - ten more than the quota of that county. Besides these, about 20 have enlisted in the cavalry under the new call. The Sentinel says:

"Jackson, Josephine and Douglas counties have furnished more men for the United States service during the past three years, than any other portion of Oregon of the same number of population."

Buyers give $1.30 per bushel for wheat in Salem now. Oats are worth 75 cents. Bacon, 15 20 cents, and scarce at that. Fresh butter, 37 1/2 to 40 cents. Eggs, 30 to 33 1/3 per dozen. Potatoes, $1 per bushel. Farmers that have any thing to sell must be prosperous.

Portrait. - Mr. Montgomery has a fine portrait, taken by himself, of Mrs. Thayer as "Hag of the Tomb." It is about as hideous a likeness of a good looking woman as any body ever saw. One would judge from this picture that paint and dress may be made about as potent in destroying beauty as embellishing it.

Arrested. - The two Indians, Charley and Jack, who robbed the store of Kelty & Hawley in Polk county, and for whom a reward of $50 was offered by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, were arrested in Portland last week.

Another Church. - The new Baptist church in this city was dedicated on Sabbath before last, and Rev. S.R. Cornelius, late of Portland, has been installed as its regular pastor.

The Weather. - The inhabitants of this region have been blessed during the last two weeks with as good weather as could be expected for the time of year. It has been frosty at night and clear and warm during the day. But the humid winds from the South have come again, the sky is overcast, and a season of mist is evidently upon us. None are better able to appreciate the change than the acclimated dwellers in the land of web foot.

Thespians. - The Thespians will play two laughable farces on Thursday evening. They have given themselves time on these plays, and desire it understood that every performer will know his part. Let all who wish to laugh and grow fat attend. We hope to see them greeted with a full house.

The Daily Oregonian. - This paper has been recently enlarged by the addition of a column to each page. We are pleased to see the evidences of our cotemporary's prosperity.

Lectures. - Dr. C.H. DeWolf, who visited this place several years ago, is delivering a course of Lectures at the Legislative Hall.

New Steamers. - The machinery for two new steamers, to be placed upon the Willamette river above Canemah , was taken to Starr's building on Front street, between Oak and Pine, from Couch's wharf yesterday. The engines are from California, and were formerly used in the E. Corning and Kate Hayes. They are to be fitted up in the best manner for the new boats, which rumor says are for an opposition line. The P.T. Company also proposes building another steamer for the same trade, to run in connection with their present fine fleet, which will give the Willamette a lively appearance during the coming fall and winter. - Oregonian, 9th.

Portland Market. - Flour, $8.50 to $9. Wheat, $1.50 per bu.; Oats 70c. Butter, 40c. Eggs 35c. Potatoes, $1. Apples, $1.25 to $1.75 per bu.

Fire Engine Company, No. 1 - The members of this Company are requested to meet at the State Library Rooms, to-morrow [Tuesday] evening, at 7 o'clock.

As business of importance will be brought before the Company, a full attendance is desired.

By order of the President.

S.H. Jenner, Secretary.

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