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VOL. 1. ALBANY, OltEGON, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1869.
SATURDAY, MAY 22, liStil).
Fi.r tile UegUu;r.
; The Orphans' Ilouc.
Mr. Editor : While in Salem I
visited, among other things of public
interest, "The Orphans' Home." Thin
institution is situated about one and a
halt miles from . the central part of the
Capital, near the old Missio Cemetery.
The site is elevated, and wiJI, when the
timber aud undergrowth are removed,
be ia full view of. tho city.-;
The building is now nearly finished, at
a cast of about twenty-five hundred dol
lars ; three hundred dollars more would
probably complete the present building.
The construction Is both neat and con
venient. There is connected with the
institution tea acres of land, donated by
Mrs. J. L. Parrish, of Salem. The main
building is 3D feet square, two stories
high, with a large cellar and wood-shed
attached. One of the rooms above is
designed for a schoolroom, and will ac
commodate thirty or forty students. We
are informed that' the institution is sus
tained entirely by voluntary contributions
from those who sympathise with the
destitute, placing it at once in the hands
of the charitable. Hence its success aud
prosperity will be an index of our sym
pathy, and the measure of our piety as a
people: "For pure religion and unde
fined -before God is this : To visit the '
widow and the fatherless in their afflic
tions." Our charity cannot be more I
profStably bestowed than upon this insti
tution, which is designed, not as a "Poor
House," nor a "House of Correction,"
but as a home where the neglected chil
dren of our country will find care,
sympathy and kindness, until they are
otherwise provided for by their friends or
relatives, or are qualified to provide for
themselves. Hence every parent is per
sonally interested to the extent of their
liberality to misfortune, and should con
tribute to the extent of their ability to
the support of such an institution. It
will be remembered that the support of
those children who arc sent will only be
supplied by the funds contributed by the
people. There are several orphan chil
dren now ia different parts of the State,
who will be sent in as soon as the
"Home" is in readiness. It is under the
control of the ladies of Salem, being the
work of their own hands. Mr. C. W.
Royal and his excellent lady have been
engaged to take the immediate oversight
and supervision of the "Home," and from
our acquaintance with them, we can
assure the people that nothing will be
neglected to make the place a home for
the fatherless. We understand that the
' 'Home" will be ready about the first of
June. All communications should be
directed to Mr. C. R. Wilson, Salem.
Yours, H. C. J.
Proceeding's of the Xinn County Teach
Tuesday, May 4th, 1809.
The Linn county Teachers' Institute
met, pursuant to previous notice, at Ir-
' Tine s school ' house, on Inesday, May
4th, at 1 o'clock P. M. No quorum be
ing present, a short time was spent in
social conversation, and listening to music
by the choir, when the Institute adjourn
ed to meet the next morning at ten
o'clock. : . :
1 SECOND DAY'S SESSION.
Institute met pursuant to adjournment,
"P. H. Wigle in the Chair. Singing by
the choir j prayer by Rev. Thomas M.
Martin. . Jas. A, Ayre3 was -appointed
Secretary pro tern. Rev. ; W. H. Shaw
introduced the subject of orthography,
followed by Mr. A. M. Brock and others.
Music by i the choir. Mr. P. H. Wigle
introaucea m s uiycci ul icamug, xui
lowed by Rev. Thomas M. Martin, Mr.
Phillips, and others.
A motion to adjourn for one hour was
carried. Song by the chois. Adjourned.
r . EVENING SESSION. ;
' -Institute met pursuant to adjournment,
Mr. I. "W"; Mack in the Chair. ; Opened
by music on the organ ; and flute, followed
by an address by Rey.S. G. .Irvine, on
the subject of moral education. Arith
metic, introduced by Mr. - A.. D. Mc-
I Michael, aud discussed by Mr. Olin, Mr.
j Phillips, and others. The subject of
j algebra, introduced by Rev. S. Q. Irvine
j by a short discourse, was very instructive.
Ou motion, a committee of three, con
sisting of r. it. Wigio, Rev. ?w.;n.
Shaw and V . Guess, was appointed on
On motion, the following officers were
elected by acclamation: J. W Mack,
President ; A. M. Brock, Vice President;
A. P. MeMichael," Secretary; I). IJ.
Porter, I. W. Mack." P. II. Wigle, Ex
Motion to adjourn until to-morrow
morning atD o'eloek, carried, lustitute
closed with music by the choir.
THIRD DAY'S SESSION.
Institute met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. ."W. II. Shaw; music by
the choir. The miuutes ot the preceding
day were read and approved. The Com
mittee ou resolutions reported the follow
ing which was read aud adopted :
Whereas, The arts of .spelling and
reading, accordiug to our present system
(if system it can be called) of represent
ing, is and long has been acknowledged
to be exceedingly difficult and laborious,
consuming much valuable time, and never
acquired so that either the correct .spell
ing or pronunciation of an umuomorized
word can be known with certainty, '
Resolved, That we earnestly recom
mend all persons, and especially teachers,
to procure phonetic books, aud familiar
ize themselves (which can be easily done)
with the only true, natural and beautiful
system of representing spoken language,
so as to introduce the system as practi
cable into general use, and thus make
reading an easy- and speedy acquisition
and pleasant recreation, and accomplish
the task of learning to read our common
print in one-half the time now required,
and at the same time laying the true
foundation of elocution. And
Whereas, Writing as at present gen
erally practised, is slow, cumbrous and
laborious, unworthy of this iige of im
provement and progress,
Resolved, Phonetic short hand, com
monly called phonography, should be
acquired by every teacher not already
initiated in the art," that ere long our
race, especially the rising generation,
may write with almost breathing easa and
with the rapidity of thought or speech,
and be capable of truly and unmistakably
representing the sounds of speech.
Resolved, That we heartily endorse the
views of our County School Superintend
ent, that certificates for teachers should
not be granted to persons of intemperate
Wjiereas, It is a matter of fact in
history that the Papists do not educate
the masses of the people in Roman coun
tries, but oppose enlightenment, free
government and civil and religious liber
Resolved, That the practice of Protes
tants in patronizing the schools of Catho
lics has a tendency detrimental to the in
terests of an enlightened people, injerious
to our social and educational interests and
dangerous to our civil and religious lib
Whereas, The Holy Scriptures are
the great charter of our liberties, as there
is no security for our liberties without
virtue, and no virtue in its highest sense,
at least, without religion, and no true re
ligion without the Bible ; and,
Wiiekeas, The Word of God is the
only source whence we can derive knowl
edge of the way of happiness, therefore,
Resolved, That the Bible should be
read in all schools. And
Whereas, Teachers' institutes, when
made what they should be and can be
made, if liberally encouraged and punc
tually attended, are well calculated to
raise the standard of education, promote
the interests of teachers, public and pa
trons, and thus advance the cause of ed
ucation in general, and promote acquaint
ance and good feeling, among teachers
and also the people of the several locali
ties where held, and prove beneficial in
many respects ; therefore, , '
Resolved, That it is the ' duty and
would be for the advantage of teachers
to take a greater ipterest in our institutes,
be more punctual in attendance, and show
mare readiness in taking part in the pro
ceedings. Hon. Mr. Arnoup addressed the Insti
tute on the subject of our daily life.
Music by the choir. The motion to ad
journ until T o'clock was carried.
Institute met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Starr, followed by
music by the choir j followed by an es
say read by Mr. James Crawford, and
also one by Miss Denny, entitled, "No
Excellence Without Great Labor." Mu
sic by the choir, followed by an address
by Rev. Mr. Starr, on tho subject of
Religion in Schools. Music by tho choir.
The subject of School Government was
next introduced by Mr. Henderson, fol
lowed by Mr. Guess, Mr. Wigle, Mr.
Mack and others. Music by the choir.
Professor Jones introduced the subject
The Committee cn resolutions retired
and in a short time returned and reported
the following resolutions, which were
unanimously adopted :
Resolvfd, That a vote of thanks be
tendered to the Rev. Si G. Irvine for his
excellent address on Moral Education ;
also to Hon. Mr. Arnoup lor his excel
lent address entitled, "Our Daily Life,"
aud an address by Rev. Mr. Starr on the
subject of Religion in School.
Resolved, That a copy of these pro
ceedings be furnished our county papers,
the (Jreyoniau, Herald and Unionist.
A motion was made aud carried that
the Institute meet at Harmony Meeting
House on the first Tuesday in October,
at 10 o'clock A. M.
Motion for all who wish, to consider
themselves members of the Institute, was
Motion to adjourn, to meet at Harmony
Meeting House, on the first Tuesday in
October, was carried.
; 1'rayer by Rev. S. G. Irvine.
JAS. A. AYRES,
Ciloverson, the Mormon.
BY ARTEMUS WARD.
"Snow Me Christ. A man blind
from his birth, a man of much intellect
ual vigor and with 'many eugagiug social
qualities, found a woman who, appreciat
ing his worth, was willing to cast her
lot with him and become his wile. Sev
eral bright, beautiful children became
theirs, who tenderly and eaqually loved
both their parents. An eminent French
surgeon, while iu this country, called
upon them, and examining the blind man
with much interest and care, said to him,
"your blindness is wholly artificial; your
eyes are uaturaly good, and could I have
operated upon them twenty years ago, I
think I could have given you sight. It
is barely possible that I can do it now,
though it will cause you much pain."
"1 can stand that," was the reply," so
you enable me to see." The surgeou op
erated upon him and was gradually suc
cessful ; .first there were faint glimmer
ings of light, then more distinct vision;
the blind father was handed a rose; he
had smelt one before but had never seen
one; then he looked upon the face of his
wife, who had been so true and faithful
to him, then his children were brought
whom he had so often fondled aud whose
charming prattle had so frequently fallen
upon his ears, but whose beaming coun
tenances he had never beheld. He then
exclaimed, "Oh, why have I seen these
things before inquiring for the man by
whose skill I have been enabled to
behold them ! Show me the doctor !"
And when he was pointed out to him he
embraced him with tears of gratitude
and joy. So when we reach heaven, and
with unclouded eyes look upon its glories,
we shall not be content with a view of
these. No, we shall say, where is Christ?
he to whom I am indebted for what
heaven is ; show me Him, chat with all
my soul I may adore and praise Him
through endless ajres.
Beautiful Extract. The follow
ing waif, afloat on the "sea of reading,"
we clip from an exchange. We do not
know its paternity, but it contains some
wholesome truths beautifully set forth :
Men seldom think of the great events
of death until the shadow falls across
their path hiding forever from their eyes
the traces of the loved ones whose living
smiles was the sunlight of their existence.
Death is the great antagonist of life, and
the cold thought of the tomb is the skel
eton of all feasts. We do not waBt to go
through the dark valley, although its
passage may lead to paradise ; and with
Chas. Lamb, we do not want to lie down
in the muddy grave, even with kings and
princes for our bed-fellows. But the fiat
of nature is inexorable. There is no ap
peal or relief from the great law which
dooms us to dust. We flourish and we
fade as the leaves of the forest : and
the beautiful flower that blooms and
withers in a day has not a frailer hold
upon life than tho mightest monarch
that ever shook the earth with his foot
steps. Generations of men appear and
vanish like the grass, and the countless
multitude that throng the world to-day
will to-morrow disappear as the footsteps
on the shore! . v ;
A Chinese laborer not long ago mur
dered a whole family of seven persons in
Peru. He was arrested and while the
parties who had made the arrest were
taking him to the judicial authorities he
was rescued from his guards by the in
habitants of the town Guadalupe. They
took him io the public plaza of the town,
covered his body with 1 kerosine oil, and
then burned him alive in a fire which
had been prepared for the purpose. -
- The ten Western States have increased
their vote 500,000 the past four years. ,
Tlie morning on which Reginald Glo
versou was to leave Great Salt Lake City,
with a mule train, dawned beautifully.
.Reginald Gloversou was a young aud
tbiifty Mormon, with an interesting
family of twenty young and handsome
wives. His unions had never been
blessed with children. As often us once
a year, he used to go to Omaha, Nebraska,
with a train of mules, for goods ; but
although he had performed the rather
perilous journey many times, with entire
safety, his heart was strangely sad on this
particular morning, and filled with gloomy
The time for his departure had arrived.
The high-spirited mules were at the door,
impatiently champing their bits. The
Mormon stood sadly among his weeping
"Dearest oues," he said, "I am singu
larly sad at heart this morning ; but do
not! let that depress you. The journey is
a perilous one but pshaw! I have
always come back safely heretofore, and
why should I fear ? Besides, I know
that every night, as I lay down on the
star-lit prairie, your bright faces will
come to me in my dreams, aud make my
slumbers sweet and gentle. Y'ou, Emily,
wi:h your mild blue eyes ; aud you, Hen
rietta, with your splendid black hair;
and you, Nellie, with your hair so bright
ly, beautifully golden ; and you, Mollie,
your cheeks so downy ; and you, Betsy,
with your wine red lips far more delic
ious, though, than any wine I ever tasted
and you, Maria, with your winsome
voice; and you, Susan, with your with
your that is to say, Susan, with your
-and the other thirteen of you,
each so good and beautiful, will come to
me in sweet dreams, will you not,
"Our own," they lovingly chimed, "we
"And so, farewell !" cried Reginald.
"Come to my arms, dearests," he said,
"that is, as many of you as can do it con
veniently at once, for I must away."
He folded several of them to his throb
bing breast, and drove sadly away.
But he had not gone far, when the
trace ot his hind mule became unhitched.
Dismounting, he essayed to adjust the
trace ; but ere he had fairly commenced
the task, the mule, a singularly refractory
animal, snorted wildly, and kicked Regi
nald frightfully in the stomach. He
arose with difficulty and tottered feebly
toward his mother's house, which was
near by, falling dead in the yard, with
the remark, "Dear mother, I have come
home to die !"
"So I see," she said ; "where are the
Alas ! Reginald could give noanswer.
In vain the heart-stricken mother threw
herself upon his inanimate form, crying,
"Oh, my son, only tell me where them
mules is, and then you may die if you
want to !" In vain in vain!
had passed on.
The mules were never found.
The funeral passed off in a very picas
ant manner, nothing occurring to mar
the harmony of the occasion. By a happy
thought of Reginald's mother, the wives
walked to the grave twenty abreast,
which rendered that portion of the cere
mony throughout impartial.
That night the twenty wives, with
heavy hearts, sought their twenty respect-,
ive couches Reginald would nevermore
linger all night in blissful repose, in
those twenty respective couches Regi
nald's head would never more press the
twenty respective pillows of those twenty
respective couches never, never more!
" . j
? : In another bouse, not many leagues
from the House of Mourning, a gray
haired woman was weeping passionately.
''Hedied," she cried, "he died without
signifying, in any respect, where them
mules went to !".. - . .
" Two years are supposed to elapse be
tween the third and fourth chapters of
this original American Romance.
A manly Mormon, one evening, as the
sun was preparing to set among a select
apartment of gold and crimson clouds, in
tiie western horizon although, for that
matter, the sun has a right to "fcet"
where it wants to, and L may add, so has
a hen a manly Mormon, I pay, tapped
gently at the door of tho mausiou of the
late Reginald Gloversou.
The door was opened by Mrs. Susan
"Is this the house of the widow Glov
erson ?" the Mormon asked.
"It is," said Susan.
"And how many is thcro of she V
inquired the Mormon.
"There is about twenty of her, includ
ing myself," courteously returned the
"Can I see her V
"Madam," he softly said, addressing
the twenty disconsolate widows, "I have
seen part of you before ! And although
I have already twenty-five wives, whom I
respect and tenderly care for, I can truly
say that I never felt love's holy thrill, till
I saw thee ! Be mine !" he enthusiasti
cally cried, "and we will show to the
world a striking illustration of the beauty
and the truth of those noble lines, only a
good deal more so :
Twenty-ouo souls with a single thought.
Twenty-one hearts that beat as one.' "
They were united, they were !
Gentle reader, docs not tho moral of
this romance show that does it not, in
fact, show, that however many there may
be of a young widow woman or rather
docs it not show that whatever number
of persons one woman may consist of-
well, never mind what it sltows. Only
this writing Mormon romance is confus
ing to the intellect. You try it and see
A Novel Plan. A short time ago,
at a wedding in South Carolina, a youn
lawyer moved that one man in the com
pany should be elected as president ;
that this president should be duly sworn
to keep entirely secret all the communi
cations that should be forwarded to him
in his official department that night ;
that each unmarried gentleman and lady
should write his or her name on a piece
of paper, aud under it place the name of
the person they wished to marry, and if
any lady and gentleman had reciprocally
chosen each other, the president was to
inform each of the result, and those - who
had not been reciprocal in their choice,
were to be kept entirely secret. After
the appointment of the president, commu
nications were accordingly handed up to
the chair, and it was found that twelve
young ladies and gentlemen had recipro
cal choices, and eleven of the twelve
matches were solemnized. This is an
entire new and rather novel "style," but
it might lead to more real happiness in
married life than long courtships.
The Chicago Tribune of April 30th
says Senator Sprague is no sooner extri
cated from one trouble than he is plung
ed into another. Under date of Provi
dence, April 26th, Francis W. Goddard,
"late Captain Carbineers, First Rhode
Island Regiment," addresses him as
follows : "Availing yourself of your
position in the United States Senate, and
abusing its privileges in a base and cow
ardly spirit, you have, m your speech of
the 8th of April, charged me with having
deserted my post in the hour of danger,
while a member of the First Rhode
Island Regiment. Gen. Burnsides hav
ing, over his own signature, denied the
truth of your assertions, it remains for
me to pronounce you before the world,
and with a full apprehension of tho words
I use, a liar, calumniator and poltroon."
The enterprise of Chicago merchants is
shown by the fact that their agents have
recently been at Boise City offering to
place upon the shelves of the Idaho mer
chants, at : greenback . prices, dollar for
dollar, the very same classes of goods
which have heretofore been purchased in
San Francisco for gold. The San Fran
cisco Call and other Bay papers contin
ue to sound the alarm for the Nevada
trade, expressing the opinion that unless
quick action is taken Chicago will mo
nopolize it. - . :r
The Emperor of China is 14 years old,
while his intended wile is nearly eleven.
Wonders of Modem Surgery.
The following is a brief summary of
an article in a late number of the A tlantic
Monthly, on the recent discoveries aud
improvements in surgery :
By the local application of a sufficient
degree of cold, insensibility can. bo pro
duced in any desired part, so 'that a man
with ia most exquisitely painful wouud
ou the arm, or felon on the finger, can
now ipok down in his perfect senses, upon
the knife as it enters his own body, and
performs tho most difficult operation
without giving him the least pain. A
French surgeon has invented an instru-
i - - - ,
inent he calls the "ecrassur," oi crusher,
to perform operations dangerous in sur
gery, on account of the loss of blood
from the smaller vessels, if performed
with a knife. It is formed of a fine chain
gathered into a loop, which encloses tho
part to bo removed, and by turning tho
screw the chain is to be tightened till
?he parts are separated. Tho blunt chain
so turns up and twists the ends of tho
blood vessels that hemorrhage is pre
vented. The eye is now examined by an instru
ment called the opthalmoscope, by which
the depths of the globe of the eye can bo
readily and fully explored, and through
us aid a great deal ot wnat nas been
written and conjectured about diseases of
the eye lias been found to be wrong.
The intricate passages of tho ear, tho
nose, the whole of the windpipe and pas
sages of the lungs , are now carefully
Perhaps one of the best results of
modern science has been through what ia
called "conservative" surgery, tho rule of
which is to save all that can be saved
from the amputation knife. Many of our
brave soldiers complained of the reckless
haste with which, in the late war, some
surgeons would cut off arms and legs ou
account of trifling wounds. This com
plaint was often just. But one of the
most distinguished surgeons in the world
has lately written : " ' "At King's College
it is rare to see an amputation ; iu nine
cases out of ten excision (or tho cutting
out of the deceased portion of the limb)
should be performed in its stead." . j
A boy at the Wrest was caught under
a fallen log, and had his leg broken and
twisted upon itself at right angles with
his thigh, the buncs protruding through
the flesh, and no doctor near. . He lived,
and after weeks of suffering, was taken'
a hospital. Modern conservative surgery'
instead of amputating the limb, as the
old fashioned surgery would have done,.
sawed off the protruding bones, turned
the leg back again to its placo, and put
on an instrument to keep it of equal
length with the other, and now the boy
stands, runs and jumps with two sound
legs. .- -
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Railroad Matters. The Sacra
mento Union of April 29th, contains a
dispatch from the Pacific Railroad, dated
April 27th, from which wo extract the
following : " - ,
The Central have discharged and sent
west nearly 2,000. In a few days they
will begin sending the Chinamen back to
various sections to ballast the road and
complete it. In a month or six weeks
others, with many of the teams, will be
sent to tho Western Pacific, on which
line the Company will concentrate all the
force that can be used.' The Central
Pacific will also move men and teams
to Marysville to commence the Oregon
road. Gov. Stanford says they will push
the road north as quickly as possible.
The Central Company have bought the
California end of the California and
Oregon road, and will connect with Ben
Holliday's road on tho east i side !of
The heretofore strongly Democratic
city of Quincy, Illinois, elected a Repub
lican Mayor on the 26th of April by 600-
Cheap. -Fifty thousand dollars is now
tho standing prico in California for
promising to marry a lady . and I then
backiD out. .The dear creatures arc
very reasonable in the price they place
upon their "fond little hearts'." :
Rather Pointed. A cotemp. com
plains of the lack " of enterprise among
the wealthy men in his town, and says,
"the great want of - the city is about
thirty-five first class funerals." x ,
- Two dry-goods clerks in New ' York are
reported to have each received .salaries
amounting to ? 25,000 the past year.