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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (July 10, 1869)
ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JXJJUX ilp, -,1869. ;
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The Folhtu ' at 1 Portland. The
ninety-third anniversary of American
Independence, which wa. "celebrated ia
the city of Portland on Monday, the 5th,
was a big thing. The announcement
that the citizens of Portland would ex
pend five thousand dollars in celebrating,
and that a general invitation waa extend
ed to all to participate, brought out an
immense crowd by far the largest gath
ering wc have ever seen on the"coast.
And when this crowd left Portland for
their homes, they ileft her citizens better
itT fiitrtiistitillp J Kind 4xti.i Tiw1
thousand doUaTS1 That's business. The
business men of -Portland understand
t lioriKul vp Tlin rrr(Vsi(liilwhit.h form-
-iJw.nt TO a. Hi- n nrcwraminiKi wns
- re- , . '
not an all-siuashing affair, but was very
creditable under the circumstances. The
principal features of the procession, were
the Liberty Car, in which was seated a
handsome young lady personating the
joddess of Liberty, surrounded by thirty
seven small girls representing the differ
ent States of the Uuion ; the various fire
companies of Portland, Oregon City and
Vancouver, and the military. The pro
cession reached the grounds about, 12
o'clock, where, as previously announced,
George Francis Train proceeded! to orate.
Of the oration we cannot judge, as wc
did not hear it. Id fact the continual
buz, buz of human voices, the creaking
and rattle of moving vehicles, exploding
fire crackers, the shouting of mea and
boys, the constant shifting and changing
from one point to another by the restless
crowd of humauity present, aggregated a
roar that would have drowned anything
but the hoarse voice of a cannon, and we
doubt whether any one prcseat heard
more than a portion of the speech. We
-suppose, however, the speech was emi
nently characteristic of George Francis
"Train.. The celebration closed with a
grand exhibition of fireworks in the even
ing. This brought out a larger crowd
than the day's performances, acres upon
acres of people being present. This part
ojt the programme was a decided success.
'Jhe principal piece, which was also the
last, represented a . train of cars, consist
ing of locomotive, tender, and passenger
cars, of the O. C. It. R., running from
arch to arch, a distance of eight j fect,
on the top of which was the telegraph
jAire surmounted by the American eagle.
The firing of this piece was accompanied
By a flash of fire backward and forward
upon the telegraph" wire stretched across
the entire ground, and produced a brill
iant and thrilling effect. The celebra
tion a.i a whole waa a success.
" Fourth in' Albany. -Albany Fire
Company, deserves credit for getting up
the largest celebration, in point of num
bers, ever held u the 2th of July in
Linn county. From all we can gather,
we think the celebration generally fully
met the expectations, of all concerned,
and good feeling and general enjoyment
prevailed; "The main feature in the pro
cession was the car containing thirty
seven girls robed ia white, to represent
the different States., It was tastefully
gotten up, and far excelled similar at
tempts in Salem and Portland. Nine
boys, on horseback, . representing; the
Territories, followed the car. The fire
engine was decorated and brushed up till
it shone like a new dollar. With the
exception Of the premature discharge of
an anvil, Severely burning two men, the
day passed off very pleasantly.
' George Francis Train. On last
Saturday night, in the city of Portland,
we enjoyed the pleasure of listening to
the gentleman whose name heads this
article. Train is an oddity. lie is like
no other man wc ever heard : talk. v lie
mixes up with his nonsense many good
ideas. Judging from the one speech, we
should think his style of oratory and the
ideas advanced are aot calculated to produce-any
lasting or beneficial effect. . We
have been informed that he intends vis
iting Salem at an early day, and those
who have" not heard him- will then have
an opportunity. Wc hope that he can be
induced to visit Albany , and give the
people of our city and county a chance to
hear him talk. .
District School. The 'teacher of
the District School of . this city .31 r.
Taylor, has furnished us with the names
of those who excelled in- the branches
named below, during the quarter which
eded July 1st, 1869 : .
1 1 1st Class iu Orthography 1st divis
ion,'Xdilla Pennington j 2d division dar-
rie Adams Maggie Foster j 3d division,
Ellen Itidout.: , s? r -2 lui .
2d Class in Orthography 1st division,
Monroe Smead ; 2d division, Elijah
jSparks," Joseph Nixon ; 3d division, Wil
lliam Miller. ' ;:c i??"k.'I ..:
1 Class t m r Geography, No, ,4 rCarrio
Class ia Geography No. 3 Gallatin
'Taylor?2 ." .''"' .!
i Class ia Clark's First . Lessons in
grammar Edith Cowan. ' "' '
I Clark's Analytical Grammar a class
(numbering twenty -five scholars 1st, Liz-
ieVSmith ; 2d, Idilla Pennington j 3d,'!
Iarj JKenfiedj j54.th,:Emina Ketcbnm ;
,5th, Charles C, Pennington. V' 1
Term begins on4 Monday, the 12th
"Prtrti'DKATtJ Dn av .dnrinsr the
present week, a man whose name we did
not learn, died . suddenly, near " Buena
i vista, twelve mues Deiow mm city. . xio
'was in the field engaged in mowing, and
as the dinner' hour passed and he did not
make "his appearance, a'partywas sent to.
eee what was the cause of delay. He
was found lying flat on his face beside bis
scythe, dead. - '" !
State Fair. It is announced that
Vice President Colfax and several other
notabilities of the East contemplate visit
ing this coast during the summer and
fall, and we suggest to the officers of our
State Fair that it might prove beneficial,
in several ways, if they could procure the
services of ona of them to deliver the
oration on that occasion. If it were an
nounced, for instance, that Vice Presi
dent Colfax would deliver the oration on
that occasion, probably from five to ten
thousand more people would be induced
to attend the Fair that otherwise would
not attend. This is merely a suggestion.
and we think it a good one. Ponder onto
Adventure with a Grizzly.
"A hunter who was some years ago
guiding a company of emigrants to Cali
fornia, started ahead ' one 4 afternoon to
look for a lodging place for the night.
After a while he got off his horse aud
sat down to rest himself, . and to eat a
little roast veuison. While eating, he
saw some wild goats on top of a hill.
He took "his gun and got as near them
as he could without being seen and was T
just about firing when he heard aTierri
ble snort behind s Jum.r .He instantly
turned, and beheld the largest bear he
had ever seen in his life, not more than
sixty paces , pfivv; It was ,a big grizzly;
and had not yet seen the hunter, who
hastened to hide himself where, he could
get a good shot without being secn.ri
' Soon the ' bear saw the hunter's red
blanket, which he had hung on . a stick
when he vras trying to shoot goats. The
bear came near it and "stood t up on his
hind-legs. . Then the hunter .fired his
rifle at the beast, but unfortunately hit
it only in the shoulder. The bear be
came very angry, bellowed loudly and
rushed toward the place where the hun
ter was hidden, which was just behind
the red blanket. , The man instantly
dropped his 'rifle, and seized his great
hunting knife iu one hand and took the
red blanket iu the other, and as soon as
the bear came within reach, he threw
the blanket over his head, and then
made a dash for his horse, which was
some distauce off.
; After running a little way, ho looked
behind, and as the bear was not follow
ing, he stopped. What he saw made
him laugh heartily. The bear had got
his bead through a hole in the blanket.
It stood upon its hind-legs, and the
blanket dropped all around it like a
cloak. Then it tried to run after the
man, but the blanket caught in its fect
and tripped it and made it roll over,
when it roared like a mad buffalo.
The hunter soon came to his horse,
got on his back and rode to the spot
where his gun was lying. He picked it
up and loaded it, and went to the place
where the bear was still tumbling and
struggling ia the blanket. This time
he took better aim, and soon bad a bul
let in the bear's brain. , His blanket was
torn in pieces by the efforts of the bear
to get loose ; but who would not lose a
blanket in order to save his life V
Grain Market. Says the Unionist :
In all the grain growiog sections of the
United States, the farmers are looking
forward to the opening of the fall trade
and the prospective rise in the value of
breadstuffs, with a lively interest. From
present indications we are5 led to believe
that the United States will be called upon
for the next .fifteen months, to supply
England with the "great bulk of cereals,
which that nation '3 annually obliged to
draw from foreign countries "Farmers in
tte United-States, have recently heard
with great satisfaction that Russia has
entered the German grain markets as a
purchaser. An eastern journal, com
menting on this fact says : Heretofore
Russia has been a large exporter of grain,
furnished England with ; more than all
other, sources combined. But for. the
past ' two- years it seems that a great
change has taken place. . Last year Rus
sia imported grainTand this year she is
doing the same' thing. It does not appear
that this transformation of Russia from a
seller int& a buyer is the result of ' a di
minished yield in proportion to the area
sown, but rather to the fact that less grain
has, ijbeen puts-JskTis condition, of
things is attributed, to .tho. (emancipation
of tho serfs, who, now that they are inde
pendent, Taise barley" enough to supply
their own wants, while the great estates
are no longer worked. ; , The1 consequence
is that provinces which formerly exported
largely hare, of lata, been, obliged to im
port. Under these circumstances we
may anticipate an advance in the Ameri
can markets. England, being cut off
irom her mam source or suppiy win do
nnder the necessity of .coming to us
There is no reason to suppose that the
present season' will change" tne"aspec ot
the' cast materially ,'and our( farmers may
expect a ready market for ! the growing
crop. abundarit'ai'itbidrfiiiTf to ?e, at
' The rain-fall of Thursday night "laid
the dust slightly. J -' -' "-" 11
t Work ; Resume). Work on the
Eastside Railroad - has,, been resumed,
and will bo pushed with vigor. We
were informed whlle:io Portland, that a
dock would bo built by Ben. Holladay,
just below the gas works, on the east
bank of the Willamette river," for the re
ception of the iron, &c., which was then
due in San Francisco," "and would soon
arrive-in Portland j The rail procured
is what is termed 5G-pound rail (weigh
ing 06 pounds to the yard), and is of
English manufacture. We believe that
this will be 60 pounds to the rail heavier
that is called for Dthe contract, and
will make all the better road. We were
assured that the intention of the con trac
ers was to complete and eouip the road,
as far at least as Dut"i town, as, rapidly
as possible, so that .next' Christmas may
see the iron horse making regular trips
between Portland"? otid Dutchtown.
Speed the good , time . coming whea one
may , take, the. carSj at, Albany ( in the
ujurmng, go iu ruruauu, transact 111s
busines and return to his home for tea.
: Almost a Fire. While heating a
kettle of tar, on Monday last, in the
harness and saddle shop of Thompson &
Irvin, du First street, the stove fell or
was knocked over, and the tar being
spilt over the floor around the stove,
caught fire. Fortunately, by the great
est exertions and coolness of those pres
ent, the fire was extinguished before a
banded" as the result of education or for
some other reason ? , A writer in , Once a t Memphis, July 4.The 'RepubliA1
Week thinks nature dictates the habit.' Convention to night split again jAtwo
lie says : ... -1 sets of Legislative candidates nominated.
Its universality goes far to prove that ."Ivj v2,l,.- r..A.:
if ia inctmttira f f omnno- PTicfi n rr tin-. I
tions none seem to be sifted as were the speeches were very bitter.,
Benjamites of ,old.f . The left armt is the bT.- Louis, July 4. John McFaul,
weaker, but whether naturally or only
from disuse remains ' to be ascertained.
t would appear,, that the-r difference,, of
: il . ? : 31 .t. , P
strengiu exienus 10 me orraua 01 ivw
motioa.. When we. meet an obstacle in
walking, it is easier to turn to the tight
than to the leftj as ifvthe Tight-legliad
the most power and freedom ot motion :
tbai it is said that' if a mati looses'-himself
on a plain without anrgaide40)c:land
County Marshal, was cow hided on the
street by a woman.
To-day ia the warmest of the -season,
98 in the shade ; ono death - from ' sun
WASHIsdTOK.i1 July 4. The.-Presi-
dent will submit to the Attorney Gener
al the question of the' legality of General
marks, he will. ii -his efforts to co Canby's'requiremerits thit; the 1 members
straightforwards, invariably bear to tbe, leleet: of i VtrgtoU'-'IiCigwlatttjrft; twit '.
ett, the acxterimD impercepupiT Kiog4 n iron clad oath in orde?; thatr"Ohi.
unreconstrncted stales unaer the rpcon.-
sruction; iaws.t:::lf l::.!:!" ':
Instructions to Minister Sickle were-
drawn up at i tho i department 'of State
with much precaution, and ' soon; after
delivered to him under teucKr circum-
little as possible the delicate functions of stances as to prevent premature diselo-'
the other. vtatt I ' r- ...... '1
sure or contents, dui it nas Binco traiis-
Cosmopolitait. The Cosmopolitan pired in ofilcial circles that it ifliSafe .to.,
Hotel, under the management of Messrs,
Sewall & Sprenger, is a popular institu
tion, and of course is doing a rushing
business. Two more
and gentlemanly landlords are not to be
found on the coast. The house is well
of damage was done.
All a "Sitting." Old farmer Gruff
was one morning tugging away with all
his might and main at a barrel of apples,
which he was endeavoring to get up the
cellar stairs, and calling at the top of his
voice for one of the bovs to lend him a
helping hand, but in vain, when he
had, after an infinite amount of sweating,
accomplished the tasK, and just when
they were not neededj'-of course, the boys
made their appearance. .
"Where have you been and what have
you been about, I'd like to know; couldn't
you hear me call ?" inquired the farmer,
in an angry tone, addressing the eld
"Out in ,the shop eettin' the saw," re
plied the you ili. ' ; ' "T tx
"Out in theoarn, settin' the hen." "
"And you, sir V. 1 h f -"Up
iu granny's 4 room, settin' ; the
"And you, young man ?"
"Up garrit, settin' the trap." . - -:
"And now, Master Fred, where were
you settin' ?" asked the old farmer of his
youngest progeny, ; the asperity of his
temper somewhat softened by this amus
ing catalogue of, answers.. r,"Come, let's
hear?-" " " j ,iPiV-, :71v." -:
"On the doorstep, settin' still," re
plied. tb young hopeful, seriously
"A temarkabte set? I3 must confess,"
added the amuSed" sire,' dispersing the
grinning group ffswitht wave of his
hand.T iT"i -'fK OTKt. v-.rr.r fsxiTJVf f
2" .' i , 1 '-ii j i'i !J!K"; .
A : DtTTCIIMAN'S 1 AtTTOBIOGRAPHT. -
I pese,a.pachelor mit a frw.-imtmore
as a tozzen children. - Two udder-, frows
vot I got living1 pese "ted.r My 'age,, is
about fifty, thirty eleven, sixteen, some
where along der, viohs accounts for my
having pluo eyes unt pig feet . dakes
lager beer mit ; mine coffee, unt goes to
church 'cept it pe Soonty, ven X sthays
to home in a peer'garten. I never swears
py tam,junl I always did. . I goes out
walking every atsrjBoopefore preakfst
mit a horse unt puggy and am sick aped
all de vile mit good health, . I pese a great
ipolidishnnl At fie last vorth of July I
voted six dimes, -for,, der Pacific Railroad
for ''president. Venv I gets married X
vants everybody to gomb to'detftmeraTT.1
No n cards. ; Date , de ' gind of a man ' I
pees. - . . ,
However, the fire boys were out with
their engine ready in caseof need. ,
The Laws of Life say : "3Iore quarrels
arise between brothers, betwaen sisters,
between hired girls, between clerks in
stores, between apprentices in mechanic
shops, between hired men, between hus
bands and wives, owing to electrical
changes through which their nervous
systems go by lodging together night
aftjr night under the same bed clothes,
thab by almost any other disturbing
cause. There is nothing that will so
derange the nervous svstem of a person
whd is eliminative in nervous force, as to
lie all night in bed with another person
who isabsorbent in jnervou3 force. The
absorber will go ti sleep and rest all
nisht while the eliminator will be
tumbling and tossing, restless and nerv
ous, and wake up in the morning fretful,
peevish, fault finding and discouraged.
No two persons, no matter who they, are,
should habitually sleep together. One
will thrive and the other will lose. This
13 the law, and in married life it is defied
almost universally. 1
The Odessa Gazette announces that
the railway between -Kievv and Odessa
wfll be opened on August 1. The trans
fer of the Russian capital to the former
city will acquire, by the opening of this
railway, a great political importance
Odessa is connected by steamers with
Constantinople and the prospective capi
tal of the Czar will thus be brought with
ia a few day's journey of that of the
, ! SIDEWALKS. Deputy Marshal S. S.
jtfarkham gives notice that all sidewalks
within the city limits,' that rar9 ?not re
paired and made to conform to late ordi
nance, within one week from; dace, will be
done by the City. Marshal at the cost of
the property holders., j
s: Josh Billings welcomes spring asfbl
lows: "Spring came this year as much
as usual, hail butuous virgin, SOOO years
old and upwards, hale pand hearty old
gal, welcum tew xorK state ana parts
adjacentq f4fjhyMxfW aiowfthe
cattle holler,, now, the pigs, skream, now
the geese waroie, now tne cats sign, ana
nature is frisky ; . the virtuous " bed-bus
and tho . nobby ? coekroach, . are :. singin
Yankee Doodle and coming ? thru tha
rhL .f.Uiow may be seeja'tie musketeer
that gray outlined critter ot destiny, sol
itary and alone, examining his last year's
bill, and now may Jbe heard, with the
nakctj ear; the , h$rge shapghigh , in the
barnyard."." ; '-'. 1 '
A Hannibal (Mo) merchant advertises
for a- burglal Ha has broken the key oi
his safe' and he cannot get at the valua
WBATEtt--Has been ; variablo dur
ing the week hot and cool, alternately
but the dust has 'shown no.yar"able-
nesd or shadow of ehaB.T 5 Awful dasty,
litis. - . .
The Right Hand. Are we "right-
uses his Tight manual for many purposes;
and a right-handed mortal ' has to ''train
hard to become ambidexterous. 1 Only
one suggestion can we afford to' account
for the general, right-handedness:, it is
that nature 1 has ' designedly kept .. the
working arm away from the heart, that
the violent actions of one may auect as
little as po
assert that there' is no instruction relative
to Cuba.'. " .- ' .. ; 'r "'; ',.';
Gen, Van Wick left for New York to
night, having just returned from Virgin-.
ia. He reports the contest in that State
to be excited ,and bitter. , The Constitu-
furnished and kept clean and tidy, and tion without the test oath and disfraa-
the table supplied with; the best, to be J chising clause will -- be t adopted; .- Tho,
obtained for money.'4 After stopping at I vote for Governor " will be very heavy.
the Cosmopolitan, you won't" wonder at J and close.
its popularity . , The proprietors are con
templating more new improvements,1 that 1
"Kings Excuse."- Six days absence
will still further add to the comfort of """VUD "
goneinativeness, accounts lor a bait-sheep
this whiz. . -..
Poisoned. Intelligence was brought
to this city that Mrs. Jas. ; Wheeler, liv
ing in Polk, county, about twelve miles
from this city, died on Wednesday last
from the effects of strychnine, supposed
to have been administered by herself.
No cause assigned for the act. Mrs
Wheeler was about 30 years of age, had
Harvest. Our farmers are making
preparations to commence cutting their .
wheat. Some fields look as though they
were " ripe enough to take the sickle
now., , ;,.;,.,;..,';'",..' v
hoard , to
Insane Hospital. Tbe
locate the Northern Illinois Insane Hos-
a comfortable home, an d.was surrounded ital, have decided in favor of , Elgin
J a tarSe way 01 cnnaren.i -..it Rm vn. mitAtt itM nnnMMnm.
1 . r ,-ff t-- --
Campmeetino. The campmeeting Ft. Benton; on headwaters ot the Mis.
held near Lebanon, came, to a close on souria river.
the 5th,-after a session of ten days.
The meeting was productive , of much
ood, renewing and awakening a new
zeal and interest in the cause of religion
generally, it is said to have been one
of the most interesting and happy meet-1
ings, especially the closing excrcises i
that ever transpired in Linn county.
Twenty-five persous experienced religion,
and eighteen -were added to the church.
Recovering. The two persons, Wm.
Rankin and Chas. Brother head, -who
were so severely burned by the premature !
discharge of sin "anvil ? on? the 2d." inst.,
were reported as doing well on yesterday.
San Francisco Markets
Flour In 'fair! demand, w principally ,
for local consumption. ; -s' ray J rj;;:;
Wheat Good old, SI 35; choice, :
$1 60 i we quote ther range f at .Sit 55
BarleyOld feed,' $1 051 10 i'.'
range';from'$lTL;15; ,;-,r " ';'!,':!.;1 Z,,
1 Oats J obbio 2 demand active - at '
?1 31I 65 ' j OregonV 8i 60t 70,
J-JiAmous . items, s;
Nota for dull peoplcHf- sharp.,
Cries from the deep fish-balls'
Brotherhead was badly burned- about the 1 fim
face, but it is now thought that. he. will
not lo3e his eye-sight.
Hwtb jmke,af clean sweepwasb
A blund-buss--kisthCa5Xong girl.
Dangerous associates Those who are
dressed to kilt.' ' 1 1 ; " "
.The life preservers eftencst used in thee
battlefield legs. ''
When was tho most- beef-tea mado T
PatinJ rirjB NTQlN4iij4EBi;.--Ajt
a meeting of the labor, reform agitators,
held at Farmihgton Mass.isn" the-4th,
resolutions ware adppted denouncing the J r-Wnen llenry tne -"gbth dissolved the.
Republican party, of the Massachusetts 0Ki. itiSZ'V-'.-'f ?
Legislature, and favoring the immediate
payment of the national debt by assess
ment. "' ' -
The officers sent . to the scene f of. "the
troubles in Lincoln county, Kentucky,
report.that Hoocklaiid his banidL h 1; vHr
lains are a terror law , abiding ppi
committing every 1 species of outrage.
If "reports -bttruOit
tho,State.is in a tetibl? condition.
"Wesiebjx HoxEii.Satnl.4 SmltH' Sad
MajFi3e 3. Cook 4iave tataStetm
tern Hotel in hand, are, refitting, clean
ing and putting it in thorough repair,
and: will keep : at first-class house here
after. You bet they know how to keep
a good house. - "
The 4th was celebrated in New York
city on Monday in an appropriate man-
An unsuccessful lover was asked ; W
what means he lost his intended. 'Alas,'
he cried I flatiercd- her- until ' tthe -'got
too proud-tqipek me IV T t . ..
The most steadfast "followers'bf ' our
fortune Our creditors.
j It is said that blood tells. .This cxv
plains, we suppose, why 'murdet will
put.". , ;. . ..,a.?iA.Vt. '
The milkmen s song-'SbAn we cath-
jer at the-jriver. iy;':1-
A table ,6f interest The dinner ta-
hie. an - - '--.
More TEWdBM Ian irt.
A.St,' Joseph paper says , a littlo girl h ja .
that city,' only three years' otage, has had
two hundred and fifty feet of tape wotm
taken fsom her in the course of a week.
; . t f
ner, by .aradfis, ' todg $vxd&y, OTICEereiyteihat air.iwa1kk
and firCworks itt itho LflYening.9i? Poring .w"aw the city of Albany that are not re-
ih.Uf.mcmtoi&FW&ym&Ato ;wSu one 1 fromdatTwiU bTdope
occurred in NewTYork, and nineteen in :KPfWJ'X,'!iJ
Brooklyn. V-r.. . ;, 5 -, . I Albany, July 9. Deputy Marshal.
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