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Severity of the Winter in Oregon--loss of life. --The latest papers from Oregon are to the 2d of February, and contain melancholy accounts of suffering by the severe weather. We give a synopsis: Great distress prevailed at Walla-Walla on account of the severity of the weather. A number of stores and saloons were closed, the proprietors being unable to procure wood to warm them. Wood was selling at $30 per cord, flour at $34 per barrel, and board was $15 per week. For four weeks the mercury ranged from freezing point to 298 below zero. One half of the stock that was driven from the Wallamet Valley last season had perished. A number of persons had been frozen to death. At the Warm Springs Reservation, out of 300 head of cattle belonging to the Government one-half had died. The Indians had lost all their horses. All along the road between the Dallies and Walla-Walla provisions had been exhausted, except beef--Seven men lost their lives between those places by the seve