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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (June 12, 1869)
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One week's "baby cror.i," i:i .New iori
city. amounted to 1,14.
Two Indians were burned to ueai'
mo dav last week, in a cub u at Seattle
Crops lu California.
ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1869
V. T. Both were drunk.
Paper coffins have I ecu patented in
London. They are sat i to be air and
water tight, and a great improvement.
Japan thinks the young fellows whom
it. sent out to be educated know enough,
and has called them all home.
An article under the above headhi"
which we find in the On j mini of the
' present week, says that tlio uuitcd testi- j
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mony oi me iiies iu an uie agi icuit ural
portions of the Slate of California is that
the crops this season will not be so lame
as expected. The Martinez IC.f'pras is
; jU !ted as saying :
The cry of great surplus of wheat from
' the new crop, so loudly heralded in the
cany parr or ine year, seems to Dave
been rather premature, reports from dif
ferent portions of the State goimr to show
that such expectations wilt not be real-
I ized. If a rather lively shipping abroad
i is done between now and harvest time
the Snito, the sun goddess is worshipped.
item au nomc. j tmi tI,e ( u-t is patent that to some extent I winch is the oldest religion ol the country.
trtt..,i-r-. .t, o fv,': 'lour and wheat are be;mr constantly ex- j and was the uuti'jpa! religion as long uo
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Civing the Devil his Due.
n iii ti)isy .Tiilni tn )ii.- milium wiff.
As slai;eriiii homo :it uiirht,
O'..-iconic ly the luiiit ul Leer anJ !a.
Hi- bailie iu a uuful plijjLt :
iu't s lmrU in your uhris-i. love.
I'm a littie tn blame, 'lis tru..
l.'ut trie ilie devil his tluo, my love.
O, gi?e tat tievil h'm
His Ii'.-')-iuuto (.ii Lis Evcrii.g tnr:u.
As vainly be vssayvd
'lu leiiiiit bi suat in :t tiva-li-T.ius .elii'ir,
Aifl r.'ttuily answer iii.-uiu :
"Ti ive- the liei ii hi. dm', tny l ive.
Is vrb.t!y ri.'ii.'. 'tis true:
lltit what Would bei-onie vl yiii. my lov'.
J, wiiiit wuul'l bjeoine of v mi '.'''
Kicked by a Mule
Jake Johnson had a mule. There
was m-iiiin;; remarkable in tlie mere fact
oi his be iii;' the owner of such an anirmil. i
bi;t there was something quite jteculiar ' JjJ
! Hbout the ; mule, lie
kick liartlcr on the slightest provocation
j and act uglier than any muie on record,
i One morning riding his property to
The .Japanese have two temnles
I. TTl ... , .
I marKct, .aKe met .Jim Jogs, antnnst
j whom he had an old grudge. He knew
! loggs' weakness lay in bragging and
! 'betting;-- .Therefore be sal ttcd him
j cordially : j
i ' How are you, Jim ? Fine morning.''
"Hearty, .'-'noire." replied 'Jim. -lu
j "De.atifal weatht-r : title uiuk vou"have
there. W'iil he do to bet on?"
15et on ! (iuesa be will. that. T tfll
S:nin :in;l til
e . . , ... . . porteu t lie market will Ije comparatively
J bare of
:itnost too close together for comfort.
A native ol'lSitka is spoken of who ate
fen pounds of butter at one meal and
good wheat when the new crop
commences to coaie in. 1 his oeimr; so,
i and the new crop not turning out near as
rcat as anticipated, we cannot see why
the finest triei
Paid live hun-
voi". Jim iogu;s. he's
mule in the country.
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as wneti jiurus was leaning ine cunuieu i orcu uoiiars ior mm.
ol Israel to the promised land. All Suito j '"Great smash 1 Is that s"o ?" ejacula
temples are distinguished by a stone
structure across tha path leading ta the
next thins after drivinjj and
steering is to learn to manaue the brake.
The brake is very useful, and must be
looked alter. j
It is necessary iu order U ktep the
id whei'l from rtinninv faster th;in flio
(the mule) could ' a,ut w!locl ail j .ttin- the Machine
A painl'ul accident happenci) recently
at Chicago through a neglect of the
A man was running a race on time,
and was going at the rat of three miles a
The hind wheel kept gaining on the
front wheel and in the attempt to pass ii
made the velocipede turn a scmcrsct.
The rider was thrown ahead, the ve
locipede went over him.
I would advise you not to bii' a veloc
ipede till you lave learned to ride.
A r .1 .,., r
i ou can noi isssous witn tne use oi a
lived, lie linihed
cator oil cocktail.
j our larmers may not obtain at least good j courts of the editiee two pillars, with a
The time table of the Central Pacific
llailroad has been so changed that the
time between Sacramento and Omaha, on
the Missouri river, is now only four days
and three hours.
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me eoiiipieie iiicicy oi iaer.-.
The editor of the Yisalia' '.. after
a tour through several couuiies iu the
State, gives hU observations as follows :
From ail uarters.of the State inlbr-
('has. Crocker, who went Fast in his
piivato railroad car, took with him a
variety of blooming 'lowers, to show the i v.'
I matiou comes to us tr.at tne gram yield
j will be put little more than half to the
j acre of that of last year. Puling our
absence we traveled over the counties of
F.astern people wl at this, coast can
uuce iu that line.
oiano, Yolo, Sacramento,
pro- j Amador. Placer and Yuba, a
i tiilroy and Santa Clara vallevs, ami
The Nashville lit timer tells oi a county
Superintendent who h::s received over
five thousand dollars and established but
two schools and a large country dry
The Stockton JiHh-j"'"''1'1' speaking of
Geo. Francis Train, suggests the beauti
ful State edilice in the suburbs of Stack
ton as his appropriate headquarters.
The San Jose (Cal.) Mcrruri states
that the wheat growing on the Salinas
plains is totally ruined by rust. Many
tields have been abandoned as not worth
A teu mile trotting race is announced
to .come oil" over the San Jose course, on
the Gth of July, between George II. Jef
ferson's black mare, Lady S., and Thos.
Heed's veteran trotter, Bob Cole. The
match is for 8500 a side.
Just at present there is an immense
immigration from the Canadas to the
States. From Nova Scotia and Xew
Urunswick every steamer comes loaded
Isaac Lustig, a man GO years of age,
was convicted of perjury in San Francis
co, May 21st, and recommended to the
mercy of the Court. lie is worth forty
thousand dollars, and perjured himself to
escape payment of a debt of 80S.
Railroad Survey. It is given as a
report, in the Yrefca (Cal.) Journal of
the 3d inst., that a railroad surveying
party of thirty persons is on the road to
Shasta Valley, and will soon arrive iu
Siskiyou county, to take observations as
to the most practicable route to reach the
Perilous Adventure. A young
lady of sweet sixteen, named Miss Coff
xnan, in April last, was followed by a
large lion for a distance through the
woods near Gilroy, California. She eyed
the beast and steadily retreated towards
a neighbor's house about a mile and a
half distant. At times the lion was so
close to her that she could place her hand
on him. Brave girl.
Baer, a German oculist, says that blue
eyes are far less liable to cataracts and
other imperfections than black eyes. lie
does not find one person in ten with black
eyes that is perfectlyWtisfied with them.
Why, all the boys are dying for black
eyed lasses, and the girl that is not satis
fied must entertain a prejudice against
Popo Pius IX celebrated his fiftieth
anniversary of Popedom on the 11th of
April. From the earliest ages of the
christian church down to the present
" day, there have been only , twelve like
occasions. They occurred; in the cases
of John XXII., Gregory XII., Calixtus
III., Paul IIL, Paul IV., Innocent X.,
Clement X., Innocent XII., Benedict
XIV., Pius VI., Pius VII. and Gregory
a part- of
well as the
not one of thtse localities did we find the
crops lo'ikiiijr so well as in our own val
h'v. In many places that we passed over
farmers will be compelled to make hay of
much of their grain.
This partial failure of crops in Califor
nia may give the farmers of Oregon a
better price for their grain than is now
ollered, but it is. yet too early iu the sea
son to predict with any certainty what
the effect will be.
Pay FOtt Being Whipped. A Dem
ocratic paper says the "United States is
the only Government in the world that
ran behind over two thousand millions
of dollars in the short , space of lour
years." The Nevada Gazette, iu noticing
the above rjuotation, gets in the following
This is all very true, and no wonder
Democrats grumble about it. Fvery dol
lar of it was piled up in compelling
Democrats to keep peace and obey the
laws ; and now that the' have got to help
pay the. expense of the whipping, it is
perfectly natural that they should growl.
However, they have the proud satisfac
tion of knowing that the job, although
costly, has been thoroughly done, and
with the exception of a little switching
occasionally, will never have to be re
peated. The Democrats hive cost the
country a pile of money, but the people
the great Republican party are com
pelling them to work out a considerable
portion of it.
Terrible Tragedy. The Corinne
(Utah) Reporter, May lGth, relates the
On the 12th inst., Mr. A. Johnson, of
Corinne, entered the busy little town of
Elko, on the line of the Central Pacific
Railroad, and had not proceeded far
when he espied the objects of hi3 search,
two horses in the possession of three men.
Mr. Johnson claimed the animals as be
longing to him, and informed the men he
would immediately secure the services of
the Sheriff to obtain his property. He
started to look up the Sheriff, when the
men called upon him to stop or they
would kill him. Not heeding their sum
mons, the men drew their revolvers and
fired thirteen shots at Johnson, five of
which struck him in various places.
Johnson immediately drew his revolver
and fired at the attacking party, killing
two of them instantly, and mortally
wounded the third, who only survived
his two other companions ten minutes,
when he also expired. Johnson was ar
rested, but the evidence adduced show
ing that he was justified in killing the
three men, he was released. Although
he received five wounds, he wa3 about
town the next day. Johnson had the
dead men decently buried at his own ex
pense. The names of the deceased were
Charles wright, J ohn Hester, and Henry
Burns, all from Corinne. '
Juarez, the Mexican President is
63 years old, but does not look to be
over 40. He has one son and six
The Empress of Austria kissed over
100 babies while journeying through
Croatia, and smiled upon their mothers.
In England clergymen may be trans
ported for fourteen years for marrying
people after 12 m without special license.
twenty feet from
;ind beneath which the wor
shiper passes, ituauiiisnt was mtrouueed
from China a few emituries alter the
Mosaic era. and its ceremonies are not
very diiTereut from the Suito worship
beating a drum, tolling a bell, chanting
a prayer, offering of fruit, grain, and
money. The courts aud grounds of the
temples are i-i excellent order, neat and
clean ; and the .lowers upon the altar
bcfiie the id j!s are fresh an 1 blooming.
'i he food of the Japanese consists of a
great variety of vegetables sea-weeds
not excepted of game, poultry, and fish,
which last is the standing dish of every
Japanese table. Flesh meat, except
venison, is very seldom eaten by theai.
Rice is used instead of bread, and tea ii
taken at every meal. Fruits and sweet
meats are also much used. The food is
Cut up into small pieces, and then served
up in basins of porcelain, or j ipanncd
wood, on a srall wooden talver, a part to
each. They use chopsticks, like the
Chinese. Soup they generally drink di
rectly out of the bowl, though occasion
ally a porcelain spoon is used. The place
of honor among them is the hfl hand,
because thb swords are worn on that side.
The Japanese are noted for thir hospi
tality. Not content with inviting guests
to a grand dinner, they expect them to
bring servants with them, that they may
carry off with them what they are unable
to eat at table ! They astonished our
admiral aud his officers by taking away
all that was left of the feast which he
gave on board his flagship, and by send
ing on board all that was left of the feast
which they gave to him and his officers
Matrimonial Advertisements a
Century Ago. Other advertisements
tell how certain gentlemen were married
to certain ladies, one to "an agreeable
young Gentlewoman with a Fortune of
one thousand pounds " another to "a
beautiful young Lady with a great For
tune and fine Accomplishments a third
to "a young Lady of Great Merit with a
Fortune of ten thousand pounds a
fourth gets "a young Lady endowed with
every qualification that can render the
Marriage State happy while Mis3 M.
E., a "country young Woman with good
Health and tolerable Person, brought up
in an honest and plain Way, about
Twenty years of age, and whose Father,
she thinks, will give her five thousand
pounds down if she marries with his con
sent, offers herself for a Wife to any
sober, good-tempered, well-looking young
Man between Twenty and Thirty, who is
settled in a good. Trade in Birmingham
or that Neighborhood, in which she
promises to give every assistance in her
Power." If things are settled to her
satisfaction, she promises to make an
obedient and good wife. And then
comes a postscript : "My Father says
Trade is better than the Farming Busi
ness." . .
Nautical Description of a Qua
drillc A sailor while explaining the
third figure of a quadrille to' his mess
mate, thus describes it : "You first
heave ahead," said he "and j pass your
adversary's yard arm, regain your berth
on the other tack in the same order, take
your station with your partner in line,
back and fill, and then fall cn your keel,
and bring up with your partner ; she
then maneuvers ahead, off along side of
you ; then make sail in company with
her until nearly astern of the other line,
make a stern board, cast her off to shift
for herself, regain your place the best
way you can, aud let go your anchor." .
"Solid truth, every word of it. Tell
you confidentially, Jim. I'm taking him
to town for betting purposes. I bet that
be can kick a fly off from any man with
out, its hurting him."
'Now l ;ok here, squire," said Jim,
'I'm not a betting character, but I'll bet
you somthing on that myself."
"Jim there's no use; don't you bet.
I rallv don't want to wiu your money
"Don't be alarmed, squire. I take
t-uclt bets a them every time."
"Well, if yon are determined to bet
I'll risk you a small stake; sa- five-dollars."
"All rignt, squire, you're my man;
but who if he kici the fiv off? "There's
no ftie here but you and I. You try it."
"No" says Jake, I have to stand at
the mule's head to order him."
"Oh, yaas," says Jim. "then probably
I'm the man. Wu'al, I'll do it, but you
bet ten against my five if I risk it."
"All right" quoth squire, "now there's
a fly on vour shoulder, stand still." nnd
Jake adjusted his mule. "Whist Iar
vey." said he.
Tne mule raised bis heels with such
velocity and force that ?dr. Bogs rose
into the air like a bird, flew through a
brier hedge, and alighted on all-fuurs in
a muddy ditch, bang up against the
Rising in a towering rage he exclaim
ed: "Yaas, that is h 11 1 1 knew your
darn'd mule couldn't do it. You bad
that all put up. I wouldn't a been kick
ed that way for fifty dollars. You can
just fork over them stakes for it, any
Not so fast Jim ; Jarvey did just the
thing I said he could, that is, kick a fly
off a man without its hurting him. You
see the mule isn't injured by the r.ppcra
tion. However, ifyouaie not satisfied,
we will try again as often as yru wish."
"Devil take your grammar sketches,"
growled Jim. "I'd rather have a barn
fall on me once than let that critter kick
me again. Keep the stakes, but don't
say anything about it;" and Boggs
trudged on in bitterness of soul, murmur
ing to himself ; Sold by thunder? and
kicked by a mule '"
Corry O'JLanus on the. Velocipede.
Managing the velocipede is just as
easy a3 skating, when 3'ou know how to
It takes you a little time to learn
All you have got to do is to keep the
velocipede up and keep it going.
You can't do either of these separate
ly, and have to do them both at once.
Which makes it difficult.
Because if the velocipede stops it falls
At the same time if it falls down it
The first law of velocipedestrianism is
On the beautiful philosophical princi
ple that necessitates tho perpetual motion
of the planetary bodies, comets, eclipses,
meteors, aurora borealises,' and things
which are continually going on.
Or like a man's credit, the moment it
stops running he goes up.
Only in the case of the velocipede he
First, you must start the velocipede be
fore you mount, then jump on while it is
If you have had any practice as a
circus rider this comes easy enough.
All you have to do then is to catch
the pedals with your feet, and keep the
Steering is very easy, when you get
accustomed to it ; all you have to do is to
turn the wheel the way you want to go,
and you'll go it.
You must not, however, go upon the
principle that one good turn deserves an
other, because too many turns may wind
up with an overturn.
Any speed may be attained by increas
ing the velocity of the velocipede, which
is done by a lively agitation of the driv
ing wheel. :
The more revolutions you make the
faster you will go:
Eueejiie "and 'son will be present at
the inauguration of the Suez Canal next
The Poles declare that rather than use
Ilusoian tobaeco they will give up smok
ing. The French Government has ordered'
100,((OU Remington rifles from the-Uni-ted
At eighty eight yars of age, M.
Thiers has cou: menced the study of bot-"
yv. . ' ...
Seven J udges of the Mexican Su
preme Court hbve been indicted for cor
ruption. The crevasses below New Orleans arc'
increasing and doing great damage. s
An eminent Svriss naturalist says that
without birds successful agriculture is'
velocipede for twenty dollars a quarter.. impossible.
A robust aud daring rider can knock ! The Atlantic Cable is said to be erow-
tweuty dollars' worth of damage out of a
velocipede in a week.
To .-ay nothing of personal damage to
his own auatomv. which is at his own
lut dou't be discouraged by such
trifles as a bruised ankle or a dislocated
If at first you don't succeed, try, try
"My dear," said Mrs. Green to her
husband one morning, "that meal which
we borrowed from Mrs. Black a few days
ago is almost out. and we must bake to
morrow." "Well," said her husband, "send aud
borrow a half bushel at Mr. White's; he
sent to mill yesterday."
"And when it comes shall we return
the peck we borrowed more than a mouth
ago from the widow Grey."
"No," said the husbaud, gruffly, "she
can send for it when she wautfs it. Sam,
do you go down to Mr. Brown's and ask
him to lend me his ax to chop someowood
this forenoon ; ours is dull, and 1 saw
him grind his last night. And Jim. do
you go to Mr. Clark's and ask him to
lend me a hammer; nnd do you hear?
you might as well borrow a few nails
while you are about it."
A little boy enters and says, "Father
sent me to ask if you had done with his
hoe, which j-ou borrowed a week ago last
Wednesday; he wants to use it."
"Wants his hoe, child? What can
lie want with it ? I have not cone with
it jet ; but if he wants it, I suppose he
must have it. Tell him to send it back,
though, as soon as he can spare it.''
They sat down to breakfast. "O
mercy I" exclaimed Mrs. Green, "there
is not a parcel of butter in the house.
Si, run over' to Mrs. Notable's she al
ways has excellent butter in her dairy
and ask her to lend me a plateful."
After a few minutes, Si returns:
"Mrs. Notable says she has sent you the
butter, but begs you to remember that
she lias alreay l.nt seventy-nine plates
ful, which are scored on the dairy door."
"Seventy-nine platesful," exclaimed
the astonished Mrs. Green, holding up
both hands. "It is no such thing ; I
never had half that quantity; and if I
had, what is a little plateful ? I should
never think of keeping an account of
such a trifling affair; I declare I have
mind never to borrow anything of that
mean creature asain as long as I live.
Hints. The London Horse Book
furnishes the following hints, which own
ers of horses would do well to heed :
"Many horses are made vicious from
"More horses fall from weariness than
any other cause.
"When a horse falls, he is more fright
ened than his rider. '
"A frightened animal cannot use its
senses aright ; it must first be reassured
by gentle treatment.
"It is speed that kills the horse.
"Never strike an animal upon the
"Careless application of the whip has
blinded many horses.
"More horses are lamed from bad
shoeing than from all other causes to
gether. "Never kick nor scream at a horse,
nor jerk the bit in his mouth."
Preserved Eggs. Eggs are natural
ly designed to last as long a3 the hen re
quires to get her brood, and the life
gerte can be preserved a few weeks
seven or eight but not longer. The
egg itself may be kept in a preserved j
state lor two years Dy greasing wiin Dur
ter, oil or lard, but from the time it is
put up to the end of two years it will
daily lose its albumen by transpiration,
and while its carbonic acid escapes to a
certain extent, the egg-meat will be re
duced fully two-thirds, and will shake.
However, for culinary purposes, they
will dt very well.
One hundred tons of strawberries
were recently received in one day at San
Francisco one and one-balf pounds to
every man, woman and ' child of that
ing more perfect in its insulation month
The wjlves have hunted deer in large
numbers out of the forests of Canada into'
jn Englishman is going to start a
weekly newspaper in Jerusalem.
It is the fashion in Paris to engrave
the dying words of the dead on their
Only fourteen members of Napoleon's
grand army are now living.
Kentucky, in her existence of seventy
six years, has uot lost a eent by the de
falcation of any State officer.
A llrazillian savant has discovered
that men were on the banks of the Ama
zon twenty thousand golden years ago. ,
Joseph Mazzin-i, novr residing in Swit
zerland, has been requested by tho Gov
ernment to leave the country.
New York papers propose a National"
celebratiou of the completion of the Pa
cific Railroad on July 4th next.
Cheap Pleasure. Did you ever
study the cheapness of some pleasures?
Do you know how little it takes to make a
multitude happy ? Such trifles as a nod,
a word or a smile does the work. A poor
widow lives in the neighborhood, who is
the mother of half a dezen children.
Send them a peek of sweet apples and
they will be happy. A child has lost his
arrow all the world to him and he
mourns sadly, help him to find it, or make
him another, and how quickly will the
sunshine play over hi3 sober face. A
boy has done as much as he can do to
pile up a load of wood ; assist him, for a
few moments, or speak a pleasant word to
him, and he forgets his toil, and works
away without minding it. Your appren
tice has breken a mug, or slightly injured
a piece of work. Say "you scoundrel,"
and he feels miserable ; but remark, "I
am sorry," and he will try and do better.
You employ a man ; pay him cheerr
fully, and speak a pleasant word to him,
and he leaves your house with a conten
ted heart, to light up his own hearth
with smiles and gladness. Pleasure is
Who will not bestow it liberally ? If
there are smiles, sunshine and flowers, all
about us, let us not grasp them with a
misser's fistand lock them up in our
hearts. No; rather let us take them
and scatter them about us, in the cot oi
the widow, among the groups of children,
in the crowded marts where men of bus
iness congregate, in our families, and
every where. We can make the wretch
ed happy, the discontented-' cheerful, the
afflicted resigned, at an exceedingly
cheap rate. Who will refuse to do so?
Of all the Democratic editors and pub
lishers in the State, only one pays an in
come tax. 1 he rest all exempt and prob
ably don't pay an aggregate Federal and.
State tax in any shape, directly or indi
rectly, to the amount of twenty dollars a;
year each unless the tax on whisky
catches some of them for more than this
sum. Yet these are the gentlemen who'
spend all their time in crying out against
the national debt and exclaiming in in
dignant tones that, "Our taxes are great
er than we can bear 1" Oregonian.
Elizabeth Baxter thus advertises in
the Unionist her scamp of a husband :
All persons are warned against one F.
M. Baxter, my husband, who deserted,
me at Buena Vista, Polk county, lor
another womsn, after living with me 14
years, and leaving me with two children,
and 1 myself suffering with rheumatism
and ill health, and destitute circumstan
ces. Said Baxter is about five feet eight
inehes high, dark complcxio'n, dark hair
black eyes, weight about 160 pounds,,
and aged 32 years. " Also has a peculiar
straight walk. v
A lady in Pittsfiild, Mass., recently
caught a large-sized American eagle in a
very remarkable manner. Seeing a hawk,
as she supposed, fighting a sturdy old hen-,
in the yard, she ran up and seized it by
the neck. The eagle made no serious re
sistance to the capture, being astonished,
apparently, into submission. -