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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1869)
Pan Francisco Legal Tender rates 731(Ti 74J
Kew Vork Gold quotations 12G3
Aoenxs. Messrs. Skinner & ilobb arc
authorized to act as adepts iu procuring
advertisements and subscriptions for the
Register, in Portland, Oregon.
Pzst House. The property bargain- !
ed for by the Committee appointed for
that purpose by the City Couneil, which
we announced last week had not been
bought, only routed by. the city, has
since been purchased, -V deed for the
property to the city wra made and deliv
ered to C. Mealey, Esq. the active
member on the Committee on last Tuesday-
The price paid was 275, and
should we be so fortunate as not to need
the house for small pox patienis, parties
stand ready to take the property off the
city's hands at the price paid, so that the
city will lose nothing by the transaction.
C. Mealey, Esq.. through whose energy
and untiring perseverance the 'property
was secured ou sursb. advantageous terms
to the city, deserves the thanks of our
citizens for the interest thus manifested
in their welfare. Such men will do to
"tie" to on all occasions.
Fire Meeting. On Wednesday
evening our newly organized Fire Com
pany held a special meeting at the Court
House, at which it was decided to give
a ball, for the benefit of the Company, on
Washington's birth-day, (February 22 J,)
nt Parrish' Hall, iu this city. A uniform
for the Company was adopted, consisting
of a red shirt, black pants, glaze cap, and
belt with name and number of the Com
pany painted ou it. The boys are very
enthusiastic, and are working with a will
to get things in'readiuess as soon as pos
sible for the successful putting out ol
any fire that may occur in the city or
environs. With the present energetic
officers and membership, Albany Engine
Company No. l is bound to be a success.
Funeral Services. Jepiha Mark
bam, who departed this life on the 17th
iust., was buried at the Albany cemetery
on Monday afternoon, Jan. 18th. Ser
vices were had at the M. E. Church.
Mr. Markham was not afflicted with any
special disease he had been a strong,
robust man who bad always been free from
sickness. He seemed to fade from exist
ence from pure old age. His death was
easy, -calm and peaceful. He had reach
ed the ripe old age of eighty-seven, seven
teen years more than the allotted age of
man. He leaves a large circle of relatives
and friends, iu whose memories his
virtues will ever remaiu fresh and green.
Beautiful. Mr. J; A. "Winter, of
the Picture Gallery on First street, is
getting up some of the most perfect and
complete likenesses we have ever seen
gotten up by the same process. If you
will visit his gallery he will exhibit spec
imens of work for your examination, that
really cannot be excelled anywhere
The weather lately has been perfectly
splendid for taking pictures, and now is
the time, while you look your "prettiest,"
to "secure the shadow ero the substance
Roughs. It is reported that consider
able excitements exists in what is called
Gouger's Neck, some ten miles from
Brownsville, on the Calipooia river, in
relation to the arrest of two or three
"old offenders" who have lately returned
to that part of Linn county and are again
on the rampage,' threatening to shoot
and cut indiscriminately. Warrants
were out, but our information is that, as
yet, no arrests had been made.
Revival Meetings. The protracted
meetings at the M. E. Church ceased
with last Sunday 'evening, after a four
week's continuance. Considerable inter
est was manifested throughout the meet
ings, and doubtless much good seed was
sown. Several additions to the church
were made. During the present week
Rev. R. C. Hill has been. holding meet
ings at the Baptist Church each evening.
We hope that much goood may be ac
complished by these meetings.
Called. Rev. Joab Powell, of the
Forks of Santiam, called on us, on
Thursday last. Father Powell seems in
splendid condition, is full to overflowing
with the milk of human' kindness, and
bids fair to bless his friends with his
hearty laugh' and cheering words for
many years to come.
Short Visit. -Mr. Dorcy, of the
Western Hotel, Portland,5 made us a fly
ing visit the first of the week. The
Western, tinder the management of
Dorcy it Holmes, is fast becoming one of
the most popular traveler's homes on the
Pacific slop.' iC:s'.'' l' , - .
City Printing The action of the
City Council on the evening of January
14th, in voting to pay $75 for the city
printing, when a proposition was before
that body to do the same amount for $50,
has met with almost universal condemna
tion from honorable men of both parties.
It was a business transaction into which
no consideration but that of acting for
the best interest of the city should have
cnteie I. Politics should have had uoth
tiig whatever to do with the matter: Uy
thc admission of on of the 75 members,
the Council is compelled by the charter
to give all work let by the CU3- to the low
est respotj!-ib!e bidder. The oath taken
by each Councilman compclls him to act
in the interest of the city as, he would
for himself; in other words, he is bouud
by his oaih to use the utmost economy
in the expenditure of the city funds. Is
there any one foolhardy enough to say
that in this matter of the city printing
economy was subserved ? Will any
man say that these four Councilmen act
ed according to their best judgment in
thus squandering tfie people's money ?
No. We give them the credit for larger
business capacity than that. They were
so blinded by party prejudice that they
lost sight of every other consideration
but that of conferring a favor on a party
favorite. They have established a bad
precedent, and have accomplished noth
ing. The witholding from us what is
legally and rightfully ours (we having
put iu the lowest bid), harms us not, and
does those whom they attempt to favor
not a particle of good. All honest and
right dealing men in this city, of both
parties, concede that we were entitled to
the city printing by virtue of the lowest
bid therefor, and that those members
who recorded their votes iu favor of thus
wasting the money of the taxpayers of
this city, did not, to put the matter in
its mildest form, act up to the sphit and
letter of the law in the matter. There
is more in connection with this city print
ing that has not been told, but we have
not space to devote to further remarks
on it this week.
Washington's Birth-day. The fire
company lately organized under the name
ol "Albany No. 1," will give a ball on
the night of the 22d of February (Wash
ington's birth-day), the proceeds to be
devoted to the purchase of necessary par-
aphranalia for the use of the Com
pany in the extinguishment of conflagra
tions that may transpire in our munici
pality, and the conservation of materiali
ties that may be rendered imminent by
such occurrence! This procuration of
suitable equipments with which to cope
successfully with this dreadful element
of destructionf known by the common
appellation of tire, is a matter of vital
interest to everV property owner in this
corporation! Th successful equipment
of this Company conserves the interests
of both those who are insured and those
who are not ; it will lower the rates now
asked by insurance companies, thus ben
efitting those who insure, and will de
crease the chances of loss, in case of fire,
of those not insured. Sabc ? Therefore
this is not an appeal for charity, but is
simply a chance for property holders to
show their liberality in providing for
their own security and safety of their
property. Parrish Hall will be properly
decorated for the occasion; good music
will be obtained; a bountiful supper of
the pic-nic order will be supplied, and
those who attend will pass an agreeable
social evening. If what we have said
above does not convince you of the
necessity of attending, or at least pur
chasing a ticket, you are given over to
hardness of heart and a rebellions dispo
sition, and deserve and will doubtless be
condemned to everlasting redemption
Anyhow, go to the ball.
Weather. Who ever saw "splen-
dider" weather than we are having now, in
Oregon? The days are bright and beau
tiful under the genial rays of the ' sun,
and the nights clear, and just sharp
enough to make exercise pleasant. j
Fruit. To Mr. Backensto, of this
city, for a basket of nice apples present
ed to this office, we return our thanks.
May his shadow never grow less and
may he never be troubled with corns.
Evangelical. Rev. Mr. Crossman,
of the Evangelical Association, has been
holding meetings at the District School
house, every evening during the week.
Numerous errors have crept into our
paper of late, which is a matter of
chagrin to ns, more so probably than to
the reader. Don't mention it.
For the Register.
The Nocturnal Wedding.
King Cold came down from the North last night.
Clad in armor complete of diamonds bright,
And wedded the Princess, Dew :
Boreas was groomsman, Luna was maid,
And tho stars were out on dress-parado,
- A gorgeous retinue.
King Cold had wooed fur weeks bef'-ra.
But the Priiici-es was shy and asked for more
Of the freedom which maidens jnuz '.
She tlirted with Zephyrs and danced w'.th the Sun,
And slej.t on the grass when h r work was done,
Then up with the morning would ride.
King Cold would sigh and Boreas would storm,
And Luna would veil her beautiful form
With a cloud of sombre and grey ;
And Rain would run riot o'er mountain and vale,
Striving even to drowu the sweet maid of the vale
In her jealoasy so Dew would say.
I noiiecd one dny, wh n the Moon was yet new,
As I walked in the sunlight conversing with Dew,
That tho tears in her eye- were congealed ;
Her voice was quite bnrjh, her touch was like ice,
And she told mo Kin,; Cold held bcr head iu a vice,
And his power no longer concealed.
"Prav come t my wedding;" 'twas King Cold
In a Toicc I could hear, though the cchoe3 scarce
. Through the leaflets adorned by Miss Dew ;
"Tho Ileavtnly Hosts shall our witnesses be.
And a privileged mortal are you" this to me,
"To be honored by friendship so true."
"I thought Cold was cruel," I thoughtlessly cried;
"Did you?" whispered he, and my fingers he spied,
And he bit them as if in a rage.
" Don't slander my love, d-.-ar mortal." said Dew,
"He could freozo you, congeal you, and vanquish
"And p.-ieerve you, I ween," croaked the eage.
The wedding was splendid j Old Night tied tho
And tho Banquet was grand, though refreshments
Scarcely strengthen poor mortals like me ;
But so much was I pleaded with tho work of the
That Hunger was bani.-hed and Bliss and Delight
Left my fancies all roving aud free.
G rim Silence prepares a grand couch for King
And Darkness her curtains around bim will fold.
As Queen Dew bids her guests a farewell.
The morning dawns brigbtly ; King Cold stirs
But Queen Dew lies enrobed in aglitt'ring shroud,
And the Winds toll her funeral knell.
Albany, Jan. 21, 1809.
For the States. W. A. McPhereon,
State Printer, and Benj. Simpson, Indian
Agent, are en route for the Atlantic
States, overland. : '-r
Receded. -The Willamette is reported
as having receded some inches , during
the week, bat navigation is still "una
Biz. As we intend going East, to be
absent two or three months, we wish to
form a co-partnership; with some com
petect person in the. publication of the
Register. Sex no objection.
The board of managers of the State
Agricultural Society are to meet in Salem.
at 1 o'clock p. M., January 27th.
Received. "Odd Fellowship What
is it?" received and will appear in our
New Stoves. A new lot just received
at P. W. Spink & Co.'s
Cases of whooping cough are reported
Too Late. A young couple eloped
from a neighboring to wn lately, and when
at a safe distance from town were mar
ried. Soon after an officer was sent
in pursuit, and arriving at the hotel
where they were stoppiog he immediate
ly eutered their room and found them
snug in bed. He explained his errand,
when the young lady said with a ringing
laugh : "Tell ma it is too late don't
get out of bed for him, John V Piqua
There is an old maid up town who is so
accustomed to dating her asje backward,
that when she speaks of the latter part of
t 1 1 1 : . 1 .1
jLecemuer, sue cans it late in ine spring.
ALBANY RETAIL MARKET.
Albany, January 23, 18C9.
Wheat, white, 1j3 bushel 55
Oats, J bushel 35
Pot are, bushel....... (g)50
Onions, bushel........ 1 25
Flour, barrel .'. $4 505 00
Butter, tb 37J
Eegs, 4 dozen 20
Chickens, dozen..... $2 503 00
Peaches, dried, ft... lo20
Soap, (i lb J...... 5(25i
Salt, Los Angelos, lb 2i
Syrup, gallon $1 12J 1 25
Tea, Young Hyson lb
Sugar, crushed, lb
" Island, ," j...,
Coffee, tb .....L
Candles, tjji lb ,
Rice, China, lb.....
Saleratus, g4 lb
Dried plums, i lb. .... ..
Dried apples, i& tt.. ....... .......
Dried currants, lb
Bacon, bams, e& lb........
" shoulders, lb .
Lard, in cans, lb...
Beans, 3 tb......... ,
Deroes Kerosene oil, gallon
Turpentine, gallon ..
Linseed oil, boiled, 3& gallon....
White lead, kejr.........
.Powder, rifle, 4 Io
29 (at 33
$4 004 25
Tobacco, R $1 00l 50
xmiis, cut, ra ui.. ........ ....,.....
Domestic, brown, gi yard............
Hickory, striped, yard
Bed ticking, per yard...
Blue drilling, p yard
Flannels, yard .....
Prints, fa t colors, yard..
Pork, & lb '.
Beef, on loot, tt....
The latest California market quotations
are as follows:
Flour So 50fa5 62i: citv brands
superfine 84 754 87i ; extra 85 75(3)
Wheat $1 701 75.
Barley 82 20, 82 302 35.
Oats Sales sks cood California at 82
20, fair at 82 12 ij quotable at $2 15
The Xreka (Cal.) Journal of the 15th
has the following items:
j REVIVAL IN SCOTT VALLEY.
Rev. A. Cumniing.s, of the Baptist
Church, is holding protracted" meetings
at Sharp's school house, seven miles
south of Fort Jones, with great success,
fourteen persons having already bceu con
verted. SCAKLET I EVEII.
'This disease is still quite eevere in
Seott Valley, culminating iu two deaths
and two more serious cases. Every effort
and precaution is extended to save the
little ones from this dread disease, which
seems to create as great havoc with them
as the small pox.
James Clarkson's little girl 3Iary,
about 4 years of age, was upset from her
little buggy while being drawn by her
two little brothers, last Monday, and had
her collar bone broken, but she is now
fast recovering under the attention of Dr.
There is but one case of small pox in
the Hungry Creek neighborhood, and he
is down on tho Klamath away from any
settlement. The patient is not consid
ered dangerous at latest accounts. He
is a nephew of Chris. Aaroe, and caught
the disease from exposure to the person
who died of it on Hungry Creek a couple
of weeks ago.
This establishment had five boarders
last Wednesday night, and tvvo the night
before. A man is employed to attend
those who remain there, and stops there
altogether for that purpose. The Marshal
is generally informed by telegraph of all
co'iiers from infected districts, and after
changing his clothing in a barn this side
of the quarantine, goe3 out to stop pas
sengers from Jacksonville, and detain
them at the quarantine. They can leave
the next morning ,if going through
Yreka, but if intending to stop at Yreka
must remain 15 days at quarantine.
Yreka and vicinity has never been so
healthy for many years as this winter
there are no very sick either of adults or
children, and unless we are visited with
the pestilence of small pox, which prevails
north of us, the chances are good for a
continuation ot the blcssm":
"T m . .11 .1 ri
main street Deiow ine oas v orkt, is
being improved so as to do away with
mud holes, by the digging of gutters on
each side, and leveling the centre.
The following paragraph is from the
Shasta (Cal.) Courier :
A well-known citizen of an adjoiuing
county, lrimty,j under middle age, sur
rounded with a younpr and interesting
family, but who has been for some time
afflicted with insanity of so mild a form as
not to heretofore alarm his friends sum
cidP'lto-justify his confinement, con
cludrd tounsex himself. Having worked
himself into the conviction that the (to
him) obnoxious organs were the sole
cause of hU sickness and troubles, and
being an adept at the operation on infe
rior animals, he, on tho 20th day of De
cember, performed the operation on him
sell, and witn so much skill and success
that Dr. Pelham of this place, who was
called to his assistance, considers his
recovery as certain. He is now out of
The San Francisco Chronicle of a late
date has the following acoount of t
"Wedding in high life" in that city:
Adolphus Bowie, son of Dr. A. J
Bowie, and Miss Friedlander, daughter
of I. Friedlander, were united m mar
riage last evening at the residence of he
brides father, JNo. 4da Uryant street,
Archbishop Alemany performing the
ceremony. The affair was one of the
most magnificent of the kind that has
ever "occurred in this city. The cere
mony took place at eight o'clock P. m.,
with a reception from nine to twelve
o'clock, after which the particular friends
and participants partook of an elegant
banquet. In the meantime a superb
supper was set in the dining-room, where
the guests were invited tqr drink to tho
health ot the nappy couple. A canopy
was spread over the passageway from the
sidewalk to the door, and the guests, up
on alighting from their carriages, stepped
upon a carpeted walk entirely sheltered
from the rain. Iu the front parlor Chris.
Andres' band discoursed eloquent music,
and in the rear room the bride and bride
groom (with the nve bridesmaids and
five groomsmen) received the congratu
lations of their friends. The bride was
dressed in white satin decolette, covered
with a white tulle overskirt looped with
white roses. On her head she wore a
wreath of white rosebuds with orange
flowers and her neck and wrists sparkled
with the corruscation of diamonds. The
bridesmaids were attired in low-nccked
dresses of white tulle, with puffed flounces,
and displayed elegant and costly jewelry.
The bride's mother was dressed in white
brocade satin, with overskirt and waist
of black lace. Among the invited guests
were prominent officers in the army and
navy, bankers, officials, merchants and
professional men, and the ladies vied with
each other in the elegance of their toi
lettes. The presents given the bride were very
plentiful and costly, being worth in the
aggregate at least 830,000. One service
of silver alone was valued at 81,000; a
diamond ring at 81,000; besides which
there were smaller services half a dozen
sets of knives, forks, and spoons of solid i
silver, some of which bore the monogram
of the bride and groom. Besides these
there were elegant sleeve buttons, studs,
rings,' bracelets, inlaid tables, etc., too
numerous to mention. The presents
were displayed in a side room and were
admired by all the guests. In add'tion
to these presents, it is understood that
the bride's father presented his daughter
with 150,000, and the groom's mother
presented her son with 0100,000, and
the father added an additional 50,000
as a start in life for the youDg couple a
very snug little sum in the aggregate
with which to commence housekeeping.
The happy pair leave on the steamer of
the 14th in?tant for a tour of Europe.
The groom has recently returned from
Paris, where he has completed his edu
cation as a scientific mining engineer.
A. C A BOTHERS.
P. W. SPINK & CO.,
(scrcESSons to sr. w. hack,)
Tin, Sheet-Iron, Copperware,
First, between Washington & Ferry-sts
; ' . - - f
I.. SEKDETIS. ; M. STERXBBB. J. .
SENDERS, STERNBERG & CO.,
C2ALERI IX ,. " -
STAPLE DRY GOODS
First etreet, in J. B. Monteith' Brick Building,
HE undersigned bavin'' purchased the stock
formerly owned by M. W. Mack, and having
made largo additions thereto, now offer to tho
public the fullest and cnmpletcst assortment of
nrst-claes Roods in our line, yet offered in this
market, consisting of .
FAKZ.OR, BOX, HAX.X.,
of the following patterns :
from the best manufactories, which they arc offer
ing at lowest rates. '
Also, a large stock of
f'rench Saucepans. Ladles & Skimmers
iron, Jnamelcd and Brass Kettles,
Iron Tea-kettles and Ovens,
Iron and Lead Pipe,
Force & Lift Pumps,
and a full assortment of
C0WA 'S PITCHER PUMPS!
We -will continue to keep on hand a large stock
1 TIN WARE !
which we will dispose of to dealers at the lowest
We are better prepared than ever to do all
in a neat and workmanlike manner.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.
Term Cuth, or marketable Produce.
P. W. SPINK & CO
Nor. 28, '68-12
TAKES PLEASURE IN INFORMING HER
numerous patrons that she has on hand, and
id in regular receipt of the
Latest and Choicest Styles of Good
anninery . Tilne X
REMEBER, LADIES !
If you purchase
TEN DOLLARS' WORTH
of Fall Millinery you will bo entitled to tho
for the year 1869, as a premium on the purchase
Dress and Cloak Malting-
in all branches.
Bleaching- and Pressing'
in the latest and best manner.
Goods Cheap and Patience Xnexhaustiblo
Corner Main and Broad Albin streets,
- November 7," 1868-9 .
STOVES, COOK, PARLOR & B0,
f the best patterns !
Tin, Sheet Iron and
Copper "Ware 1
and the ureal assortment of Famishing Goods to
oe obtained in
Repair neatly and promptly executed,
yzir on reatonabCe term. "T,
"Short reckonings, make long friends.'' '
Front street.. .................. Albany.
Next door to Mansfield A Co.
BLACKSMITH INC !
PLOWS ! PLOWS ! PLOWS !
IIE undersigned gives notice to the general
panne, uu ue is now manuiactunng the
Galcsburgr Patent Plow !
and any other style of plow that may be ordered.
Also, particular attention paid to . ..
Horse Shoeing, Wagon and Carriage
and General Jobbing. .
All work entrusted to ine will receive prompt
attention, and be executed in the best possible
manner with good material, A share of publio
patronage is solicited.
Shop on corner Ellsworth and Seeond streets,
opposite Pierce' Ferry. F. WOOD.
AJtany, MoTember Zl, 1808-11 .;.
THR ABOVE NEW FIRM TAKES PLEAS
URE in informing the citizens of Libb
county that they bare just opened a well selected
FANCY DRY GOODS I
COOTS AND SHOES !
and a full assortment of ,
General Merchandise !;
Which they will dispose of for
CASH OR COUNTRY PRODUCE!
- FAIR LI VINO RATES!
We respectfully ask the public to
, -t ' -v. . :
CALL AND EXAMINE , OCRf STOCK AND
PRICES! ! , 1
- - . . - . , I i .
Before purchasing elsewhere, and we assure all
that we will give ; "i"
. , ' ' ... ; ' ' j - l
Entire Satisfaction to Prompt Customers .
AYe have a Branch House, long established, at
where we keep a large and well selected stock of '
GENERAL MERCHANDISE !
Albany, Nov. 14, 1808-10 1
SELLING AT COST I
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY
give notice to the public in general,
that they will sell their
WEIL SELECTED STOCK
. Bootscto SlioeB!
- AND;!' ;-
GENERAL MERCHANDISE !
from and after thia data
Those desiring to make purchases will do well to
Call Immediately X
as we desire to close out
Our Entire Stock Z
on the above terms,
FOR CASH X
OR MERCHANTABLE PRODUCE I
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. I
W. W. PARRISH A CO.
Albany, Nov. 28, 1868-12
C. MEALEY & CO..
DEALERS IN A MANUFACTURERS OF
and ' V
CABINET WARE !
Bedding, Etc., -.
Corner Tint and Broad Albin strsota,
mnccus xttistiok paid to
ORDERS OF ALL KUTO!
In our line. -October
31, 186S-8 .':-.
ruixiviiYo. - - turning;
I A FBSPAKBD TO DO -
ALL KINDS OF TURNING ( '
I fcotp on hand and maks to order- v ""'i
RAWIOT&BOTTOrSEJ CSULCSSt, "t-i
j Airn . ':
Spinning Wh.l .,.'-"' '
$3 Shop Boar the "Magnolia Mills." ' ; :
JOHN M. METZLER
Albany, Nor. 28, 1898-12 , . , .