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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 26, 1868)
SATURDAY, DECKMKER 20,' 1868.
Fraurisco Legal Teudur rate...
New York Gold iuotd.!i.d
A lI.vri'Y CuaisxMAs to All.
With tliia number (issued the day be
fore Christmas), we greet our readers
everywhere with "a happy Christmas."
3Iay each and every household to-whieh
the Rkoisteii makes its weekly vtsts, be
full of joy and laduess on this grand
. holiday the grandest day of all the
year, because in its keeping we commem
orate the .birth of the Great Jehovah, the
Savior ot mankind. L.et each and all
forgive aS forget the past ; let by gones
be by-gones; give your neighbor the
right hand of fellowship, and let the
good old-fashioned greeting come welling
yp from your heart- "a merry Christ
mas to all." Kach man and woman
have their faulis none are perfect.
Therefore it is that each should be as
willing to forgive, as to receive forgive
ness. This life of yurs is short here to
tfa, io-tuoi;row gone. ' Mad being a free
moral agent, makes or, mars his own hap
piness. Would it not ; be well for coai
intinities, for individuals, to "balance
their books" square accounts each with
his neighbor, oi this day, and with
consciences void of offence toward God
and man, ,bc ready to welcome in the
new year ? "
Small Ix-IIon. O. Jacobs, late
candidate foV'Prcsidential Elector on the
Union ticket, passed down the river on
Tuesday last, .on his way to Portland, to
attend .the U. S. District Court. He
states that several cases of small pox had
been reported both in Jacksonville and
Canyonv'lle. Although eases have been
reported in close proximity to Albany,
so far this loathsome disease has not
.made its appearance in our midst, and we
liope it never will.
Albany Legislature. We were
not in attendance, owiug to severe indis
position, on last Saturday night, but learn
that quite an interesting time was had.
The bi!l to strike out the word "white"
from the State Constitution, was ably
discussed by Messrs. Rogers, of Multno
mah, Steely, of Union, Whitney, of Yam
hill, Andy Mill, of Yamhill, Brown, of
Umatilla, and others. There being no
quorum, no action could be had. Sev
eral important bills will be presented at
the session on Saturday night.
Retained. The Trustees of Albany
College will not consent to the resigna
tion of so excellent a man and teacher as
the Rev. Mr. Bushnell has proved him
self to be, and therefore he will fce re
tained as Principal of the institution un-,-til
the expiration of the present term, at
least. . '
Presents. Speaking of preseuts,
what would be nicer than . to present the
better half with a new cook stove on
Christmas morning? Nine time3 out of
ten it would, be better appreciated than a
set of furs that cost thribble the money.
John Briggs has a nice lot, which you
are invited to examine as "you are look
ing around. -
Festival Wedding. Among the
other attractions offered 4y the Ladies'
Festival this evening, (Thursday, 24th,)
we are informed that one of our most
prominent citizens is to be united to one
of Albany's -fair daughters during the
evening, and all those who attend will be
bridal guests, of.course. Hurrah for the
Festival and wedding. (Cake eggspected.)
i . ..-. .
A Neat Establishment. Messrs.
Sanders, Sternberg & Co. have one of the
neatest salesrooms in this city, and their
counters present an array of choice dry
goods, &c, not excelled by any. Atten
tion is called to their late new goods,
just' received, which they will dispose of
at fair Jiving rates. :
Presbytery The annual Presby
tery of the O. S. P,'Chureh convenes on
Christmas day, at Brownsville, Linn
county, Oregon, and will continue its
.session three days.
Injured. A man named Weise, livr
ing on the Santiam, was considerably in
jured by a kick, or being thrown from a
horse, (our informant was not certain
which), a few days since. No bones
broken, and his recovery is confidently
Fire. The alarm of fire given on
Monday evening, created no little excite
ment, and some pretty lively running
was done. The "burning out" of a chim
ney at the residence of Mr. J. R.Bentley
caused the alarm. ,
Lively. Business has been very
. brisk in our city of late, and those who
advertise their goods and wares liberally
have had the cream of the trade. Seas
onable advertising always wins.
More about tiis Festival. -We
are informed that the ladies man a fin"
the Festival, th it comes off to-night at
Parrish & Co.'s hall, have secured the
services of the Albany Brass Band, and J
those vv'.u attend th 3 "festive "scene" will
hear some splendid instrumental music,
for the "boys"' composing tha band are
'musiccrs," aud they will do their "level
best" on the occasion. In fact, the la
dies "have spared no pains to provide a
pleasant time far all who may attend
and we don't know of a sou4 who isn't
Tiis Tucx Kit's Spring Bsds. Tliese
beds have now beeonio household neces
sities, on account of theij, durability,
economy and comfort. ,JTh cy will soou
supercede all other kinds of beds. They
can be seen at S. Denny 'socahinet shop
on Front street, Albany. Read the ad
vertisement of Carter & Son in this issue,
of whom all information in regard to this
style of bed may bo obtained.
Pacific Hotel. Mr. J. B. Sprenger,
the jovial "boss" of the Pacific Hotel,
has secured the servieea of that eminent
artist, Mr. Curloy, to sketch the hotel
building. The sketch, which we have,
had a glimpse at, although but partially
completed, will bu the best work yet exe
cuted by Mr. C. It will be a fae simile
of the Pacific, in outline and detail. Eu
couraire the artist.
Council Proceedings. By the po
liteness of our worthy Recorder, Mr. L.
W. Dooljttle, we are furnished with the
proceedings of our City Fathers. We
shall continue to publish these proceed
ings so long as they are furnished us, for
the edification of our readers.
The Grecian Bend.
In Advance. "Our folks" wishing
to enjoy the holidays like other people,
we issue two days in advance of the usual
"day of publication.
Cold Snap. The first cold snap of the
season waltzed in on Monday night. A
heavy frost greeted t!.e optics of the early
riser on Tuesday morning, but soon dis
appeared before the cloud-tears, that wet
the face of nature completely, before the
god of day retired behind the western
hills. That's all.
Navigation. Willamette is in splen
did volume, and no lack of steamers to
this point. Steamers are also connect
ing onto Eugene, and will, so long as the
river holds its present stage.
Cabinetware. Mr. S. Denny, at
his salesroom oa First .street, has got
up soin? splendid cabinetware, suitable
for Christmas and New Years presents.
Look in on him.
Public Schools. We are informed
that teachers and scholars of the district
schools will be given holidays on Christ
mas and New Years days.
Convalescing. The friends and ac-"t
quaintance3 here of Judge ,Wm. Lair
Hill, of Portland, will be glad toearn
that his health ia generally improving,
aad hopes are now entertained of a full
restoration to health. -
Meetings. Meetings are being held
at the Methodist Church in. thi3 city
every night, and will continue to be held
every evening through the holidays.
TriE celebrated Florence Setvino
Machines are on exhibition and for sale
at the store of J. Barrows & Co., Albany,
and are a very desirable holiday present
to a lady friend, wife or mother. Call
and see them. ,; . 3 .
Dead. An old gentleman named
Harvey Spurlock, a member of the Dunk
ards, aged some fifty "years, didd during
the night of Wednesday, 23d. We un
derstand that inflammatory rheumatism
was the immediate cause of his death.
Out at Lebanon. We are informed
by Mr. Claughton, they intend having a
Christmas tree at the Academy, music,
and a good time generally, on to-morrow,
Election. The stockholders in the
Linn Co. Ag. Association are notified that
an election will be held for seven direct
ors, Jan. 7th, 1869, at the Court House
in Albany, at 1 o'clock p. M. of that day.
0 WON. The Standard published at
Olympia, Washington Territory, says :
The editor of the ' Albany Register, it
appears, has been betting on tjie election;
at least we infer so from the following
significant paragraph :
"86 or 0. S6 won. Make us "see"
The explanation is, that the "party of
first part" agreed to pay 6 double price
or nothing, for subscription to the
Register. We have had a JUtle experi
ence in the same line, whlck might be
epitomized as follows: $12 or 0. O won,
and we have "seen it," to oftr sorrow.
Express Discontinued! Morgan's
Brownsville & Albany Express is discon
tinued for the winter. Mr. M. expects
to revive it in the spring.
; Promenade To the ball, on Friday
night, at Parrish & Co.'s hall.
As before stated ia the Reuistek,
never having seen the late new style
called the "Grecian Bend," wa were un
able to give a description of it as re
quested by several lady friends. As this
new and queer fashion still seems to hold
its sway in the Eastern States, and may
eveuttiaHy secure votaries even in Alba
ny, we insert, for the benefit of all con
cerned, the description of it as given by
a correspondent of the New York press
from Saratoga. The correspondent says :
The body and' waist "of 'the dress are
remarkable in only one respect the last
is exocjdsngly tight, and the former
rather lot s; at the top and exceedingly
low. It is below the waist that what is
monstrous in the custom first attracts
and then repels the eyes of man.
A hoop o moderate dimenst tss, over
spread with an underskirt or two, and a
dress of whatever fabric are worn. Un
derneath the rear of this hoop, just be
low the waist of the person designated,
is bound a coil of wire from two to three
inches in diameter, which "throws out"
and elevates the upper portion of the
dress behind, and forms the foundation,
so to speak, of an exterior .protuberance
called the panier.'
The pauier is a bustle, more or less
enormous, upon which, in successive folds
or htyers gathered up, or confined by a
band encircling the dress from the stom
ach of the wearer around and beneath, an
extra skirt reaching just below the pos
terior, hans, or rather "wobbles" to and
fro. The dress has a trail from four to
six feet in length.
The posture affected in order to set off
this attire is called the ''Grecian Bend,"
a contortion of the body which, as it is
highly improper in' itself, I find it diffi
cult to describe with propriety.
High-heeled shoes dispose the wearer
to incline forward, and the high-heeled
gaiters are adopted by the "belle of the
season." She is thus the more readily
enabled to elevate her hips unnaturally
behind, enhancing the aspect of the pan
ier, to contract her stomach, and to form
an S-like curvature of her upper shape
by thrusting out her chest, drawing back
her shoulders, and bending forward her
head. The latter is crowned by a hide
ous ehiguou, surpassing by several inches
the thickness of the shallow feather
So bent and deformed, the bell con
strains her elbows against her sides;
and, with horizontal forearms and the
little gloved hands dangling from limp
wrists, tilts painfully along. The pro
file of such a figure, and its ungraceful
gait, are irresistibly suggestive of a lame
kangaroo. When ifc is whirled and toss
ed about; in a dance by one of the fash
ionable jumping jacks in broadcloth, who
are here so numerous, and so much alike
that you eau hardly tell one from another,
the sight woman's panier and the agile
sidelong leaps of the jumping-jack across
the immense trail piled cn the floor is too
exasperatingly ridiculous for laughter.
It has been, confided to me by an
elderly woman, with whom I conversed
at a recent call, that the distortion' of the
shape known as the "Grecian Bend" is
painful anl quite wearisome, and that
sone giri3 adopt artificial contrivances to
aid them iu preserving the pesture for
several consecutive hours. "A belt is
fastened about the waist, under the skirt.
From this belt down either "side of the
hips, two straps, furnished with buckles,
descend, and are attached to a strong
band made fast to the lower thighs. As
the buckles of the straps are tightened,
the hips are drawn up and held in posi
tion. Council Proceedings. Council met
on Wednesday evening, Dec. 23d. 18G8.
Roll called. Present, Mayor Norcross ;
Counciliuen, Carter, Vining, Parker and
Cheadle. Minutes of last meeting read
Messrs. Abbott & Brown presented
bill of 25 for printing, which, on motion,
was allowed, and ordered that an order
be drawn on tli2 Treasurer for the
J. Rankins presented a bill of 354.50,
for gravel hauled on the street, which
was allowed and ordered that an order
be drawn on the Treasurer for the
J. D. Price, Marshall, presented a bill
of S4G.27, for gravel hauled on streets,
which was allowed, and ordered that an
order be drawn on the Treasurer for the
Messrs. Patterson &. l,nnz presented a
bill of 831 for putting down one six-feet
cross walk, extra length, and on motion,
after some discussion, 21 , of the bill
was allowed, and ordered that an order
be drawn the Treasurer for the amouut.
On motion Council adjourned to meet
on"1 Wednesday evening, at G o'clock,
Dec. 30th, 18G8.
L. W. DOOLITTLE,
"Italian Nestle." The "Italian
Nestle" is said to be superseding even
the Grecian Bend, and from the descrip
tion of it given in an exchange, we are
inclined to believe that this "style," at
least, will meet with no serious opposition
from either sex. The. description of the
"Italian Nestle" runs about thusly : It
usually attacks young people, and always
in couples. The symptoms are a drop
ping of the head of the lady till it rests
on the shoulder of the gentleman, and
his mustache sweeps her forehead and his
arm " encircles her waist. It usually
comes on in the cars, oa the steamboats
and in other public places, and is said by
those who have tiied it to be very nice.
Sixty female physicians are practicing
in Boston. -
The Pruisian 4feim raorule have a news
paper printed on rose-tinted and scented
paper, which is called the Columbine
An Ad. in that paper would be a Cc-lambi-ad.
i I ;
A streak of lightning entered a school
in Illinois recently and took a pair of
boots from a little boy's feet and hurled
them st the head of the master, much to
the delight of the pupils. j
A newspaper biograper, trying to say
his subject "was hardly able to bear !the
demise of his wife," was made by the
inexorable printer to
chemise of his wife."
When Gen. Grant rose to speak at
Evarts banquet, in New York, a salute
of twenty-four guns was fired from min
iature cannons mounted in the room, j
Heavy charge of the light brigade
gas bills. j
Laugh at no man for his pug nosb
you never can tell what my turn up.-
LL persons indebted to the late firm of Scttle-
mier & Co., Albnny, will please call atj the
Druj Store ot Mm fcon, and settle up lmihedi
atoly. ' I
J''iV time the money must come !
All open aceounts on January 1st, 1S69, wiUlo
placed in the hands of the proper officer for j col
lection. R. O. HILL, , I "
G. F. SETTLEMIER.
Albany, DeecnVbcr 19, 1808. lotd
V. VV. PARRISIS & CO.'S JIAUX,
- ALBANY, OREGON. j
nmiE LADIES OF THE UNITED PRES
JL byteriau Cherub, will bold a FESTIVAL,
at Alofsrs. Parrish & Co.'s Hall, on Christinas
Eire, Thursday evening, t'eeemljer 21th, 1803.
All are respectfully invited to attend.
Contributions thankfully received.
Admittance and Supper, 75 cents.
Albany, Deceuib2r 11, .1803.
Positively lite ILasi Call.
4 IX, PERSONS KNOWING TIIE5I-
selves indebted to the undersigned, are re
quested to come forward and make immediate
payment. All accounts not settled by the first of
January next, will be put into the Lands of the
proper officer for collection. 1
W. Vf. PARRISn & CO.
Albany, December 5th, 1S63- 13ml I
Y BOOKS ARE CLOSED FOR THE
rear 1S6S. Any persons knowing them
selves indebted to iuo by note or book account,
arc requested to eome forward and settle the same
at once, ns I wish to go away and must have my
dues. I "will take produce on all accounts ; due
me. Como and settle.
Albany, Dec. 5, 1858-I.Sinl
NOTICE I !
OFFER FOR SALE A GOOD TWO
SPRING WAGON & HARNESS!
A SPLESDID, URGE SIZE
A SUPERIOR LOT OP rPRNITCRS !
' ' . . - ' !
Cooking1 Stove T
With alt the neeessary cooking utensils complete,
all of which will be sold cheap for cash. t
Doc. 5, lS6S-13ml I
STOVES, COOK, PARLOR & BOX,
of the best patterns !
Tin, Sheet Iron and
Correr ws txe : !
and the usual assortment of Famishing Goods to
be obtained in a j
TIN" snJOXtES Si
liepair neatly and promptly executed,
"" o reatonable 'terms. -35. j
"Short reckonings, make long friends." j
Front street... Albany.
Next door to Mansfield & Co. . j
. dec5'68-12 j
XUItAINCt. - - TUItNINO.
I AM PREPARED TO DO I
ALL KINDS OP TURNING 1
I keep on hand and make to order j
,JSjy- Shop near the "Magnolia Mills."
JOHN M. METZLER
Albany, Nov. 28, 1868-12 I
....... - ..N
P. W. SPINK.
P. W. SPINK & CO.,
(SCCCESSOnS TO M. W. MACE,)
Tin, Sheet-Iron, Copper ware,
Wk STOVES I Jjgs5j
First, between Washlugtou & l'errj-sts.
HE undersiarned having purchased the stock
formerly owned by M. W. Mack, and having
made largo additions thereto, now offer to the
public the fullest and completest assortment of
first-class goods in our lino, yet offered iu this
market, consisting of
PARLOR, BOX, IZAZiXi,
... and ...
of the following patterns
Black Knight, .
&c, Scc.. Scc.,
from the hest manufactories, which they are offer
ing at lowest rates.
Also, a large stock of
I'rcncJt Saucepans. Ladles & Skimmers,
Iron, Enameled and Brass Keldes, ;
Iron Tea-hettles and- Ovens,
Iron and Lead Iipe,
Force Lift Pumps,
and a full assortment of
COWAN'S PITCHER PUMPS!
Wo will continue to keep on hand a large stock
no. 1 TIN CTARE !
which we will dispose of to dealers at the lowest
We are better prepared than ever to do all
R E PA I R I N G I
in a neat and workmanlike matiner.at short notice.
Persons from the country will find -it to their
advantage to give us a call, as our facilities for
manufacturing enable us to give a liberal discount.
Terms Cask, or marketable Produce.
r. vr. spink & co.
Xov. 2S, 'CS-12
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ;
SELLING AT COST !
. , and - j
Manufacturer and Dealer'
in all kinds of - '
FURNITURE & CABINET WARE,
Under the "States Rights Democrat" office,
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY
give notice to the public in general,
that they willsell their
. WELL SELECTbD STOCK
33oots cfc Shoes!
GEXERAL MERCHANDISE !
from and after this date
jSJS COST 2
Those desiring to make purchases will do well- to
Call Immediately I
as we desire to close out
1 Our Entire Stock I
on the above terms,
FOR CASH !
OR MERCHANTABLE PRODUCE!
All persons knowing themselves indebted to the
undersigned, are requested to come forward with
out delay, and settle their indebtedness, as we
are determined to close our mercantile business,
and collect our dues.
, W. V. PARRISII & CO.
Albany, Nov. 28, 1868-12
C. ME A LEY & CO.,
DEALERS IN A MANUFACTURERS OP.
and - .
CABINET WARE !
Corner First and Broad Alb in streets,
ALBANY, O BE O ON.
gf PARTICULAR ATTEKTIOJI PAID TO
ORDERS OF ALL KINDS!
in onr line.
October 31, 1863-8
BLACKSMITH IN CI
PLOWS! PLOWS! PLOWS!
THE undersigned gives notice to the general
public, that he is now manufacturing the
Galesburg Patent Plow !
and any other style of plow that may bo ordered.
' Also, particular attention paid to " '
Horse Shoeing;, Wagon and Carriage
and General Jobbing.
AH work entrusted to me will receive prompt
attention, and be executed in the best possible
manner with good material, i A share of public
patronage is solicited. - -
Shop on corner Ellsworth, and Second streets,
opposite Pierce' Ferry. P. WOOD.
Albany, November 21, 1868-11 - "
L. SE.V'MRS. X. STERSBBBO.- t . FUHCSStS.
SENDERS, STERHDERQ & CO., j
DEALERS IS . ' 1
STAPLE DRY GOODS
First street, in J. B. Monteith's Brick BuBding, .
THE ABOVE NEW FIRM TAKES PLEAS
URE in iuforiniug the citizens of Linn
county that they have just opened a well selected
stock of , i s,. :
FANCY DRY GOODQ I
BOOTS AND , SHOES ! .
3r XI O 0 33 DFt XSSI
and a full assortment of
General Merchandise f -
Which they will dispose ef for
CASH OR COUNTRY PRODUCE I
FAIR LIVING KATES!
We respectfully ask the public to ' ,
CALL AND EXAMINE OUB, STOCK ,ANI
PRICES! ' ,f ...
Before purchasing elsewhere, and we assure all
that we will give
Entire Satisfaction to Prompt Customer
We have a Branch House, long established, at
where we keep a large and well selected stock of
Albany, Nor. 14, 1S6S-10 - '
TAKES PLEASURE IN INFORMING HER
numerous patrons that she bas on hand, and
is in regular receipt of the !
Latest and Choicest Styles mf Goods-
.' IS THE ' ' "
ItEIEIlEIl, LADIES !
If you purchase
TEN DOLLARS' WOBTB
of Fall Millinery you will bo entitled to the
for the year 1869, as premium en the purchase I
Drees and Cloak making'
in all branches.;
leaching and Pressing
in the latest and best manner.
Goods Cheap and Patience Inexhaustible
Corner Main and Broad Albin streets,
November 7, 1868-9 j' ,
JUST RECEIVED X
PER LAST STEAMER.
A VERY LARGE STOCK
FALL AND WINTER
GOO D S !
AT THE -
r.Afiu STAor r
Albany, October 17, 1868-6 I , . .
EGGS WANTED At R. Cheadle's 'cash
Store, for which 30 cents per docen will be
paid. R. CHEADLE.
. Albany, Oct. 17, '68-8
BUTTER WANTED in exchange for goods,
at SO cents per pound, at R. Cheadle'a
Cash Store. " R. CHEADLE.
Albany, Oct. 17. '68-6
GOODS SOLD AT THE LOWEST RATES
in exchange for good batter and fresh
Bring on your produce and take away the goods.
Albany, Oct. 17, '68-6 R. CHEADLE.
X.. a.. BX.AIIT. ....;;. X. TOITX.
J. DARROVG & CO.,
ARE CONSTANTLY RECEIVrNO
Freasli Supplies of
- DIRECT FROM -
San Francisco, .
which they will sell '
CHEAP FOR BJ3ABT PAIf ! V
s a": -.'! - j.:?:' .
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THEY ALSO DO A.
General Cesxfesfea Dcs!ss t
, BOUOUT AK3 CCZA
Albany, Oct. 24, '68-7.