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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1870)
A Legend of New York-
Many years before the war of tho rev
elation, there stood a time-worn edifice,
of mouldering brick and crumbling
etonc, in the now majrnifictnt pleasure
ground which we call tho Central l'ark
t New ' York. Isolated aud bleak, iu
those days, with no attempt at ornament
upon its rudo walls, the old home had
been untenanted lor years, when Hugh
Garbolt saw tit to make it bis habitation.
No one then living could say to whom it
belonged, or by whom it had been built ;
though gray-haired men told that it had
sprang as trotn the earth ; unmade by
mortal hands, and fit ouly for the lurk
ing place of smugglers, desperadoes or
demons. The last man, within their
recollection, who had, lived their before
Hugh Garbolt made it his home, had
died there alone; nor was he known to
be dead until a wandering hunter, de
manding shelter at its iron-bound door
and prison-like windows, and receiving
so reply, forced an entrance from the
rear; and after striking a light with
flint and steel, beheld a human skeleton,
clad in decaying leather garments, in an
oaken chair, in ghostly grimness.
Before this hideous figure was spread
upon a table, a goodly store of gold and
silver eoins, which their owner, per
chance, was counting when the hand of
death smote hiui sudden and sure. The
hunter was a man of nerve, and did not
hesitate to appropriate the treasure ; and
though he did not fail to tell of what he
had seen in the chair, he did not say a
word of what he had taken from the ta
ble the latter truth leaked out when the
hunter became a man of money.
Tho honest burghers of New Amster
dam, as its first white settlers defiantly
persisted in calling New York, smoked
their pipes for three months in deep cog
itation and resolved unan;mously that
th hunter was a tremendous liar, until a
tall, gaunt and evil-eyed man from France
set the town in an uproar by declaring
that be intended to penetra'e to the spot
and make the house his abode. From
tha very day that the hunter had told
his tale the shunned dwelling hud been
called "The Skeleton's House," and no
urchin, however daring, had ventured
within a mile of it; and as for any sensi
ble Knickerbocker's going there, the
very idea-was preposterous.
! But Hugh Garbolt, with a sneer that
liad been grooving his thin, hard face
for sixty years, defied all known and un
known demons, with a scoff that made
the good burghers hair brist'e over their
Tieads, and went alene to ''the house, of
the ekeletou." The burghers waited two
days, and then nodded through clouds of
.smoke that Huh Garbolt was a fool, i
'But when he returned on the third day '
with a bag of coin so heavy that he
staggered under it, the burghers opened
their, eyes and whispered that Hugh I
Garbolt was a very wise personage.
"I searched about the place," said
jGarbolt to a score of listeners, as his
sneer deepened around his lips, "and
found sonu mu-ty papers which told me
than an old buccaneer hud lived there,
and where to dig for this. I dug thse
20.000 golden crowns from under the
"But," said Hans Von Schleepcr, the
innkeeper, as he slowly filled his pipe,
"the skeleton ?"
"Is there," said Garbolt. "My dear
friends, you are all welcome to that."
; The burghers smoked several hundred
pounds of strong Jamestown weed dur
ing the following week, and on the eighth
day resolved to claim the 20,000 golden
crowns for the township. But Monsieur
Garbolt had disappeared, and with him
went the crowns. Twelve months rolled
on and still the skeleton of the dead buc
caneer held grim and unmolested wat.-h
over the table, when young Albert Van
demeer paid it a visit. Albert Yande
meer was the only son of a most worthy
and respectable widow, whose huaband
had paid the great and final debt when
Albert was but ten years old.
Ten years more had passed, and though
the ,8ad hearted widow held her head
droopingly, as she thought of the time
past, here soft eye sparkled with joy as
she gazed upon her manly son. Kind,
generous, handsome and affectionate,
with his tall, lithe frame, keen blue eyes,
and bounding step, he never paced the
street ungreeted by gossip, glance or
smila front the rosy damsels that fes-
tooned the windows like living garlands
of beauty on either side. But the jrood
burghers and their better wives shook
their heads as he stepped so gaily, and
said he was by far too daring, as had
been his father, who bad lost his life in
trying to swim through Hell Gate with
out putting out the fire of his pipe, an
exploit that extinguished pipe and life
forever. One fine day some phlegmatic
youth, who envied Albert for his famous
courage, bantered him to go and spend a
Stormy night in "the skeleton's houe."
"I've a resoect for tombs," said Al
bert, a his, handsome face flushed with
indignation, "and have never made them
a butt for sport. And that is the only
reaeon I have never entered that bug
bear. But if you, John Bloof, will go
with me, I will stay there any night you
John Bloof turned pale at the idea,
and took to his heels as some of his
young companions vowed the challenge
was fair; but Albert declared that he
alone would dure the unknown horrors of
the place that very night. "For," said
he, glancing at the sky, "the clouds that
seud above, foretell a stormy night to my
j Arming himself with his father's trusty
pistols, and good old cutlass that had
cloven the scalp lock of some dozen or
more red savages, Albert was soon on his
way towards the awful spot, nor did many
hours pass ere he found himself before
it, despite the roughness of the journey
and the tangled maze of forest and , undergrowth-
that then' covered the now
well cleared park. " "-.
tfTb& skeleton house'.' was of one story
and a-half, square in shape, and built in
the midst of a dense wood, here and there
broken by the -rugged ; backs of huge
rocks, that seemed like stony giants forc
ing their way to tho upper air. One
iron-bound door in front and - two strong,
oaken shattered windows, all as firmly
closed as the entrance cf a tomb, met
the youth's first glance as he paused be
fore it. He walked cautiously around it
and found similar entrances in tho rear,
but the door yielded to his touch, and
cutlass in baud, he entered not fearing
forty skeletons, though brawny sinews
nrglit clothe them. At first he could
discern nothing, but when his eyes be
came accustomed to tho gloom he saw
the silent and fleshless sentinel still grin
ning iu terrible mockery of mortality
over the worm eaten table, while many a
mouldering bone of its frame lay damp
and dark around it. Looking e'osely,
the youth saw that wires had been used
to keep its ghastly skull erect, and as his
keen eye looked sharply around, he no
ticed a part of the earthen floor much
more beaten down than the remainder,
and following this slight path as his
sight grew clear and true, he traced it to
a corner where he saw a row of grea
iron spikes driven into the wall, and end
ing at a Mimll trap door above in the
oaken ceiling. To loosen his pistols in
his belt and ascend with his cutlass ready
fur anj-thiug unexpected, was but the
work of an instant with the active Al
bert. A steady pressure forced up the
trap, and a flood of light poured iu upon
the small apartment above, from a win
dow there wide open. Kntering stealth
ily Albert stood' erect and looked about
him. Perceiving a door near him, Al
bert boldly opened it aud found himself
in the presence of a "most lovely girl of
some fitteen or sixteen years, whose look
of terror aud disgust, as he entered, im
mediately changed to one of hope, joy
and surprise, as her beautiful black eyes
gazed into his frank and manly face.
" Ah ! you have come to take me
away." she exclaimed, grasping his hands.
"But where is lie the monster ?"
'lie? Who? What monster?" said
"The monster that ray uncle has placed
over me to keep me in this horrid place."
'I have seen no such animal," said th
bewildered Albert; "but if you wish, to
escape, I will place you in safety in spite
of every monster that ever breathed."
A shrill yell, like the cry of some
fierce beast, thrilled upo,n the ear, and as
Albert turned to greet the uttercr, the
door leading ii:to the other chamber was
rudely dashed open, and the cry of terror
that pealed from the young girl's lips
tt.U that the enraged new-comer was her
The monster was a horribly deformed
man, of perhaps thirty years of age, with
a savage aud brutal visage, as scarlet as
vermillion itelf; with yellow, shaggy
hair and tangled beard, and arms so long
that the hunch-backed monster resembled
a huge ape. more than a human beiug.
With flaming eyes, that rolled fero
ciously over the undaunted front of the
athletic youth as he placed his tall and
deep chested form in front of the trem
bling girl, and griping with ' its long,
spider like claws, this thing clad iu loose
lobes of a reddish brown, snarled,
"What are you here for ? Go away !
She's to be my wife when Hugh comes
back. Go away !"
"Oh ! he will murder me if you go!"
cried the girl, claspiug her snowy hands.
'Oh ! if j-ou go take me away with you.
My uncle stole me from my parents iu
Yirginia he is keeping me to force my
father, the husband of Garbolt's sister,
to sign away all his property to hitu to
get me back do not leave me."
With a yell and a bound the monster
was at his throat. Manfully then did
Albert's stout sinews, toughened in many
a wrestle with his burly comrades, second
his struggles. The monster was a giant
in strength, and as active as a panther.
He howled, snapped his s.iarp teeth and
tried to sink theiu into Albert's throat.
For fully half an hour the contest was
doubtful, but at length Naodemeer. ex
erting all" his powers, hurled his foe head
long down the trap, just as the face of
Hugh Garbolt, pale and death-like, was
peering from below. The weight and
impetus of the vanquished monster bore
G'trholt down with him against one of
tho iron spikes, used as a means of as
cent, a:id there, hanging by the great
jagged nail, piercing fully four inches
under his right car, Hugh Garbolt,
shrieking with agony, was for a moment
suspended, uutil a desperate plunge and
struggle cast him to the hard earthen
floor, as dead . as if a knife had cut his
throat from car to ear fit ending to bis
long unpunished career of atrocious vil
lainy. Albert safely descended with the
joyous but trembling girl, and instead of
spending the night io "the house of the
skeleton," he slept in his own snug bed,
after hearinir the brief story of the res
cued one, who gave her name as Ella
Avail, who was warmly welcomed to the
home of the kind hearted widow Vande
Ella Avail was the neice of Hugh Gar
bolt, who had for many years led a life
of infamy, all along the colonial coasts,
and she had been kidnapped by him
three months before her rescue, aud hid
den in that secluded house so eagerly
shunned by all ; aud there the miserable
offspring of her step-uncle, for her own
mother was dead for many years, kept
guard over the helpless girl ; though the
ghastly, thing in the chuir in " the lower
room, left there by Hugh to terrify her
and such as might venture too nearly,
would have been to her timid mind a
guard as fearful as a thousand savage
men. . ,
- When nugh Garbolt first visited the
spot, its adaptability as a place of con
cealment struck him at once ; for even
then he had it in mind to abduct the
only child of Leonce Avail, his sister's
husband, a wealthy and noble of Vir
ginia, who had often filled the purse of
the ungrateful Garbolt. When his life
was so abruptly ended, he was just re
turning from Virginia with the solemn
agreement on the part of the half crazed
father to sacrifice every dollar he had in
search of his lost and beloved child. , ?
When Albert, with some dozen or more
burghers, returned to "the skeleton
house" the next day, they found the place
a smoking ruin. The very spot where
the dwelling stood is unknown, though I
have often fancied I saw tho hi Jeous
scarlet visage of the unhappy monster
peering from ragged . rocks at the noisy
skaters as they whirland dart around his
The father of Ella soon reached New
York,"and in the following year all the
burghers and 4goot vrows' within a mile
of widow Vandemeer's house were seen
one evening slowly rolling arm in arm,
and puSiog with placid joy, as the frisky
lads and gigantic 'frauliens' rejoiced at
the wedding of Albert Vandemeer and
A Ministerial Mistake. The Car
son, (Nev.) Appeal is responsible for the
An amusing incident occurred at one
of our churches on Sunday last, ; which
it will do well to make a note of. A
sombre-dressed and well-behaved young
gentleman, and a stranger in the city,
wending his way to one of the places
where the Gospel is dispensed, and upon
entering the church the minister politely
bowed as in recognition of the young
gentleman, which salutation the stranger
could but return. The minister then
arose from his seat in the pulpit, came
down to the place where the young man
had seated himself, and asked him to
take a place iu the pulpit, aud make o
Stranger "Guess you're mistaken in
your man, sir."
Minister "You are the gentleman, I
believe, with whom I had a conversation
Stranger "No, sir, I am an agent for
a wholesale liquor house in Chicago."
Minister, retiring to his pulpit dis
gusted, breathes a prayer of more than
ordinary force and fervor.
Wisconsin, says the Portland Commer
cial, ought to be called the "Biver State."
Here is a list of streams (and their
lengths) which irrigate that thriving
Commonwealth : Wisconsin, 870 miles
long ; Chippewa, 220 ; Fox, 225 ; Hock,
25; Monomonee, 150 ; Wolf, 1G5 ; St.
Croix, 1G0; Red Cedar, 95; Black, 145;
La Crosse, 45; Lemonwier, 55 ; Manito
woc, 45 ; Milwaukie, 75 ; Sheboygan,
50 ; Montreal, 34; Kickapoo, 70; and
Mississippi, 212 miles in length.
A western clergyman, determined to
raise a contribution of S20 before he dis
missed his congregation locked the door
and put the key in his pocket. The hat
went around several times, and at last
S19 50 had been taken. The last half
dollar came hard, and the minister was
about to give it up and let his flock out,
when a hand reached a half dollar through
a window, and a rough voico shouted
"Here, parson, here is your money ; let
out my gal. I'm about tired of waitin'
Pere Hyaciuthe lectured in the Acad
emy of Music, New York, on the Oth
iust., to a crowded and brilliant audience.
His theme was religious union of all
sects on the principles' taught by Jesus
Christ, and a reconciliation between the
church and the spirit of the nineteenth
century. He took occasion to pay a
very high compliment to the United
States, whose people he said teach Eu
rope that civil liberty is perfectly com
patible with the christian faith.
. ... - . . .
Hon. Cassias M- Clay will continue
his residence in Madison county, Ky.
The Lexington Statesman says that his
old battle, commenced thirty odd years
ago, is nut quite through, and that he
has come back to add his energy and
ability to that of the bold, true men of
the State in organizing the Republican
Party, this time for .ictory.
Won't Apologize. The London
Times, iu commenting on the President's
Mes.-age, says the Ui.ited States will
probably be willing to aceppt an apology
from England in lieu of money for the
damages done by the Alabama, but that
Great Britain cannot do anything of th.-sr;.
A Tender -Hearted Sox. A short
time ago, a close-fisted farmer on the
Sandy river, in Main, died, after! devis
ing one dollar to his only son. The old
gentleman was duly buried in the vener
able churchyard, which suffered a terrible
washing away by the lata flood, and a
sh rt time ago his body was found oppo
site the son's place, having been brought
down the river a long distance. When
the tender-hearted sun was informed of
the fact, he made the touching remark,
Probaly come back after that dollar."
Almost any young lady has public
spirit enough to be williug to have her
father's house used as a court bouse.
'' How came you to have a wooden
leg?" " 'Why, my father had one, so
had my grandfather. It runs in the
The track between Marysville and
Chico is being laid at the rate of one
mile a day.
When you make a suit of clothes for
little boys, finish the coat first, and by so
doing, you will make their trousers last
It is the only way the thing can be done.
A young pupil of the New Orleans
grammar school was scolded by his
" Sammy, Sammy," said she, " why
did you do that ? You might have
known you would hurt yourself."
" How could I know, mother ?" re
plied the youngster, as the pain from
his bruised skin ceased for a moment.
" Am I a future tense ?"
The last case of modesty is that of a
lady who discarded her lover, a sea cap
fain, because, in speaking of one of his
voyages, he said that ho " hugged" the
The President declines to discuss the
subject of removing the capital, and saj-s
it is not proper for him to take sides one
way or the other ; it is a question for
Congress and the people to decide.
At a recent prayer meeting in Troy, an
enthusiastic brother prayed that the meet
ing might be annointed with the " Isle of
" Grandpa, did you know that the
United States has been in the habit
of encouraging and acknowledging
tories ?" " What kind of tories, sonny?"
" Territories ! Now give me some pea
nuts, or I'll catch the measles and make
you pay for them."
Never lay a stumbling block in the
way of a man who is trying to advance
himself in the world honorably and up
rightly, for he is likely to walk over it
and laugh at you afterwards. ;
John Onion is the suggestive name of
an Illinois editor. When he peels him
self and gets down heartily to his work
he must bring water to the eyes of his
What is that which a man does not
want and struggles against having as long
as possible, but when he once gets it he
would not part with it for all the world ?
A bald head.
At Lansing, Iowa, thirty young men
have formed themselves into a club, and
! vowed a solemn vow that no member
shall marry any except a widow. The
husbands of the place are also cultivat
ing clubs mostly of hickory and swear
ing that there will be a multiplicity of
bachelor funerals forthwith.
An editor, describing a church in Min
nesota, says: "No velvet cushions in
our pews ; we don't go in for style The
fattest person has the softest seat and
takes it out with him at the close of the
" What does the minister say to our
new cemetry?" asked Mr. Hines. " He
don't like it at sll ; he says he wont be
' buried there as long as he lives,
i " Well." said Hines. "If the Lnrd snares
my life, I will."
An applicant for a certificate to teach
school lately presented himself before the
superintending school committee of a
town in Main ; and, after having answer
ed correctly several questions in mathe
matics, he was asked, " In what year did
Columbus discover America ?" The
young man paused, scratched his head,
and replied : " Well, Mister, you've got
me now !" " Was it before or after the
birth of our Saviour?" continued the
committee-man. The youth spent a mo
cent in thought, and then, raising
his huge fist and striking it upon the
desk, exclaimed ; " You've got me again,
by thunder '." The certificate was not
UNITED STATES of AMERICA,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Chartered by special Act of Congress,
Approved .....July 25, 1868.
CLARENCE II . CLARK,
W. G. MOORHEAD.
GEORGE F. TYLER,
J. HINCKLEY CLARK,
E. A. ROLLINS.
HENRY V. COOKE,
W. F. CHANDLER,
JOHN D. DEFREES,
II. C. FAHNESTOCK.
CLARENCE E. CLARK, Philadelphia. Presi
dent. JAY COOKE, Chairman Finance A Executive
HENRY D. COOKE, Washington, Vice Presi
dent. EMERLON AV. PEET, Philadelphia, Secretary
i & Actuary.
j E. S. TURNER, Washington, Assistant Sec
FRANCIS . SMITH, M. D.. Medical Director.
J. EWING MEARS, M. D., Assistant Medical
THE attention of persons contemplating in
juring their lives, or increasing the amount
ot insurance they already have, is called to the
special advantages offered hy the NATIONAL
i LIFE INSTANCE COMPANY.
Here is a funeral speech which a Paris
paper assures us w:g actually prcn iut c.-d
at Moutmartre the other day, by a faihei
at the grave of his son: "Gentleman,"
said the lather full of emotion, " the body
before me was that of my son. He was
a young man in the prime of life, with a
strong constitution which ought to have
insured him a hundred years. But mis
conduct, druukenness and debauchery of
the most disgraceful kind, brought him
in the flower of age to the grave which
you see before you. ' Let this bo an
example to you and your children.; Let
us go hence."
Recently 'a pale-faced, sorrow-stricken
woman, wl He in a dry goods store in
Kansas City, Mo., was observed by a
salesman concealing a bundle of laces
ui.cLr . her shawl. Very quietly, and
without attracting the attention : of a
single eye in the store, the salesman said
to her, " I am not able to pay lor tho
lace under your shawl, or you might keep
it and welcome.. Please put it back while
I walk to the other end of the counter."
Large tears came into the woman's haggard
eyes, her whole face expressed gratitude,
and without a word put the lace back and
walked put of the store. ,
In Bangor, Me., a few daya ago, a man
noticed a large and small spider in pursuit
of a fly. ; The email one caught the fly
and was carrying him off, when the large
one attacked him, took possession ot the
fly and marched off. The little one
crept up behind the large one, bit him
on the leg, and ran away for dear life
Instantly the large spider commenced
swelling, and in five minutes was dead.
The strong minded women, by their
constant efforts in that direction, are
opening to their sex all the avenues to
success in life. For instance, Miss Kate
Gorman has made, it is said, no less than
thirty-five thousand dollars by picking
pockets in New York. !
A couple of old Californians hare
found gold diggings io Lapland, they
made, as a summer's work, sixty ounces
of good gold. '
There was a strange and startling
scene in a Good Templars' Lodge in-Lexington,
Ky., on Tuesday night, 16th
inst. John W. Alexander, a young man,
was about to be initiated, and as part of
the ceremony, was offered a glass of water.
He drew back with a shudder, and the
recollection ot the fact that in August
last he was severely bitten by a dog,
flashed with terrible intensity across his
mind. The next day he was out, but
the memory haunted him, and he said to
a friend that he would go home and go
to bed and die. He went home and to
bed, and in spite of drugs and uursing,
the horrible malady, hydrophobia, rushed
rapidly to its conclusion in death. Wed
nesday afternoon he weut into his first
spasm. Wednesday night he foamed at
the mouth and yelped like a dog, and his
paroxysms continued and grew in inten
sity. Strong men held him and powerful
anaesthetics : were administered. He
begged to be shot, and prayed for death.
Thursday, about 2 P. M., he died.
EVERY VARIETY OF
GILBERT ERO., AGENTS,
...... , SALEM, OREGON;,,
THE ADVANTAGES OFFERED
It is a National Company, chartered by special
Act of Congress, ISfiS.
It has a Paid-up Capital of $1,000,000.
It offers Low rates of Premium.
It furnishes Larger Insurance than other Com
pnuics for the same money.
It is Definite and Certain in its Terms.
It is a Home Company in every locality.
Its Policies are exempt from Attachment.
There are no Unnecessary Restrictions in the Pol
icies. Every Policy is Xon-forfeitnhle.
Policies may lie taken which Pay to the Insnrcd
their Full Amount and Return all the Pre
miums, so that the Insurance costs Only the
Interest on the Annual Payments.
Policies may he taken that will Pay to the In
sured, after a certain number of years, Dur
ing Life, an Annual Income of One-Tenth the
Amount named in the Policy.
No Extra Rate is charged for risks upon the
Lives of Females.
Insures not to Pay Dividends, but at so low a
cost that dividends will be impossible.
ITS POLICIES ARE NEGOTIABLE.
By the Charter of the Company, certificates of
obligations will be issued', agreeing to purchase
its policies at their value which, when accompa
nied by the policy duly assigned or transferred,
aro negotiable, and may be used as collateral se
cur ty, in making loans from the Company or
from other parties.
The Hon. Jno. E. Sanford, Insurance Commis
sioner of 'Massachusetts, in his Report for 1868,
speaking of Dividends in Life Insurance Compa
nies, says , " The sooner such guarantees cease
to be made, and such expectations created, the
sooner Life Insurance will come to rest on its true
motive, and men insure their lives for security,
and not for dividends. The best and the most
popular companies will then be those that prom
ise only equity, and render all that they promise,
and furnish the best security, with the most up
right and judicious management."
By the Stock plan the full cash effect of the
premium is immediately secured to the insured,
the Company taking all the risk. By the Mu
tual plan, the full value in insurance of . the pre
mium paid, is not secured to the policy-holder,
who takes a portion of the risk himself."
Policies Issued In
Gold or Currency,
. . ; -' -.- j. . ;
VM. E. HALE, MANAGER.
WELLS, FARGO & CO.,
FOR THE PACIFIC 130 AST.
J. C. JTIEIVDEJlfDAI.Ii,
'.- ' l '
For Oreffon and Washington Territory,
Albany, September 11; I869-JW
Farmers Can Ride and Plow,
IT SECURING OSB OF THE
Manufactured and sold for the very low price of
$63 and $75.
THE simplicity and practicability of this new
Plow commends it favorably to the special
notice of every farmer. It possesses a decided
superiority over all other plows now in use. Tho
wheels are four feet in diameter, and run on the
nnplowed land. Its entire construction is in no
way complicated. The plow is managed in every
manner with ease, and requires only two levers
to be used in making any alteration. The supe
riority of the "Gay" Plow will be clearly shown
by the following certificate :
We, the undersigned, citizens of Linn county,
Oregon, having purchased and used upon our
farms the "Gay" Plow, hereby certify that the
same has given us entire satisfaction. Its facility
for adjusting to suit the depth of furrow without
moving from the seat, is simple and easy. We
like the plow for its draught, because the same is
brought to bear directly upon the plow-beam in
stead of the carriage ; also, because it is strong
and durable, all except the wood-work being con
structed of wrought iron no castings aro used.
The wheels running upon the solid land is an ad
vantage over other gang-plows, in strikine off
land and in plowing, not having to make the nec
essary changes in the machinery, and the .eat is
always level, sot thr wing tho driver forward or
sideways as in other plows. Better work and
more of it can be accomplished by the use of this
Plow than by hand.
We take pleasure in recommending tho "QcKl"
Plow to our brother farmers, as one' having no
superior in Oregon.
J. G. REED, TV. P. ESIIOM,
A. S. LOOXET, E. TV. PIKE,
TV. II.GOLTTREE. H. DAVIDSON.
May 20th, 1869.
Tho "Gay" Plow is mannfacturei by H.
Goulding, Portland Machine Shop.
All orders will bo promptly attended to by ad
C. V. GAY,
' Portland, Oregon.
. J. BARROWS CO., Agents
for Linn Benton counties.
JOHN BRISGS, Agent
for Lins" & Benton counties.
May 22, '69-37
STOVES, COOK, PARLOR & BOX,
of the best patterns !
Tin, Sheet Iron and
Copper -X717-a,io 2
and the usual cs.ortment of Furnishing Goods tu
be obtained iu a
JZTJCT- Repair nrntty and promptly exerted,
oh reannnttble terms.
"Shoii reckonings, make long friends."
Front street Albany.
Next door to Mansfield & Co.
PLOWS! PLOWS! PLOWS
THE undersigned gives notice to the general
public, that he is now mauufacturing the
Galcsbtirg Patent Plow !
and any other style of plow that may be ordered.
Also, particular attention paid to
Horse Shoeing. Wagon and Darriage
and General Jobbing.
All work entrusted to me will receive prompts
attention, and be executed in the best possible
manner with good material. A share of public
patronage is solicited.
Shop on corner Ellsworth and Second streets,
opposite Pie-ce' Ferry. F. TVOD.
Albany, November 21, 1863-11
LIFE ASSURANCE C0MPAM
OF NEW YORK.
BUCDAIVAIV & IttEARS,
GENERAL AGENTS FOB
Oregon, and "Waariio'rton, Idano and
. Montana Territories, ..
PORTLAND OREG ON
Cash Flan, Low Rates, Strictly Mntnal.
All Policies Non-Forfeiting by their
No Restriction on Travel, Residence or
Policies issued in Gold or U. S. Curren
- ey, as desired. -
No extra charge upon women. ;
All varieties of Policies issued.
Large Cash Yalue upon Surrendered
E. S. MERRILL, Agent,
oct9-5 ' Albiny, Orogon.
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Cash assets .........
Cash Dividend, 1867........
Cash Dividend. 1868
Total suiplus dividend....!
Losses paid in lsoo.,..
. $7,000,000 00
Total losses paid...... .. 3,342,100 00
Income for 1867., 2,852,031 41
No extra charge for traveling to and from tb
Atlantic States, Europe, Oregon, or tho Sandwiem
Islands. , . , ;;
All Policies non-forfeiting, and governed by tho
non-forfeiting law of Massachusetts, .
Policy holders the only persons who receive d It
derds in this Company, which are declared '
and paid annually ; first dividend, avail- (
able at the payment of the second
annual premiums. All Policies
remain in force as long aa -there
is any surrender ., '
value. .. i-
A'O FORFEITURES t "
This old and popular Company, (the oldest Ma
tual Life Insurance Company in this
country) insures at the low- .
est possible rates.
The stability of this Company, with its past bU
tory, Increasing capital and business, aud the sat'
isfactory manner in which it bas discharged it.
obligations in the past, are guaran ees for tbo
future such as far-seeing and careful men require,
in their investments. . . :'.-;,
Persons generally, who thoroughly understand
the workings of Life Insurance, are anxious to.
avail themselves of its equitable provisions. .
Full information will be given to those who.
desire, at the Agency. '
HOUSE AMP FOUR LOTS!
IN this city, a good new dwelling wm 11 tre
necessary outbuildings, and lour lots, about
twenty minutes walk from the steamboat landing.
' For particulars inquire at the office of tha P.
T. Company, of J. B. MQNTITII. :
' Albany, January 30, 1869-
SB MURRAY'S - IMPROVED MAGIC
Oil the Kag of Pain. ju5-39tf
Home Office, 39 Stat Street, Boston.
Pacific Branch Offices, . j . . '
301 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
Room 3. Carter' Building, Portland, Oregon t
EVERSON & HAINES, General Ate.
Albany, September 19, 1868-2y
Albany Collegiate Institute.
THE NEXT TERM OF THIS INSTITU
tion for youth of both sexes, will open on
Monday, the 18th of October next.
It will be in charge of the Rev. EnwAnn R.
Geary- and the Rev. Sikhil O. Ibvisk, assist
ed by a corps of competent teachers.
The first term will embrace 1J weeks of tuition,
ending February 4th, 18V0.
The second term will embrace 20 weeks of tu
ition, from February 7th to July 1st, 1870.
RATES OP TUITION
(r:n quarter or tex weeks.)
Preparatory and common branches- .& 0ft
Advanced English... 7 9ft
Ancient and Modern Languages, Higher
Mathematics, Ac 9 Oft
Tuition charged from date of entrance to end
of quarter, and payable in advance.
Organization of College Classes;.
A Freshman cla?s will be formed and a course
of study prescribed at the opening of the term.
Principal Text Bootes.
Wilton's Readers, Clark's . English Grammar,
Robinson's iMutljeimitirs, Hooker's Natural
Science, Qunekeubue' Rhetoric, Abbott's Aber
rrumbiti's Mental and Moral Philosophy, liark
ncss' Latin Series, Fasqucll's French Series, and
the roost approved editions of the Latin and Ureelo
Of every recitation will be made, and an average
given in Quarterly Reports ; also, of attendance
The aim will be to develop in the student a
hih sense of moral obligation, honor and integ
rity, and those who cannot be governed by such
motives, will not remuin in the school.
May be had in families at $4 per week, and
rooms procured where students may board them
selves. By order of the Board of Trustees.
EDWARD R. GEARY,
Albany, Aug. 21, '6!-o0 President. ?
"OW TO HIT!"
WADSWORTH & KUHN
Aro now ready to execute all kinds of ;
Plain and . Fancy Painting !
such as ,
Sigrns, Carriages, Biiilding,
as well as
Graining-, Faverhanging, Calcimlainp-.
and in fact all kinds aud styles of :
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL WORK,
that can be done with Paint and Brnah, at .
JS- FAIR, LIVING RATES. -S
Give us a call. Shop on Ferry street, over
Kuhn A Adams' wagon shop.
. aug21-5u ,
$-5 GOOD AS GOLD. $20
BUY TOE ONLY GENUINE IMPROVED .-
OROIDE GOLD WATCHES,
' . manufactured bt : i-.
THE OROIDE WATCH CO.
They are all the best make, Hunting eases;
finely chased ; look anil wear like Jin gold, and!
are equal in appearance to the best gold watcnea
usually costing $150. Full Jeweled Levert.Qtat'
and Ladies' sixes, at CIS each.
Onr Doable Extra Refined Solid Oroide
Gold Hunting Cases, Full Jeweled Levers, are.
erHal to $200 Gold Watcke ; Regulated and
Guaranteed to keep correct time, and wear and not
tamwh. Extra fine Cam. at $20 each.
No money la required lit advance. Wa
send by Express anywhere within the United
S a tea, payable to agent on delivery, with tha
privilege to open and examine before paid for,
and if not satisfactory returned, by paying the
Express charges. Goodt trill be inl by mail aa.
Registered Packages, prepaid, by sending cash,
An Aqent mending for mix vatehem getm an Extra,
WA TOM FREE, making mere $15 IKotcor
$90. or rn $20 Watckem for $120.
Alao, Blegrant Oroide Gold Chains, of
latest and most costly styles, for Ladies and
Gentlemen, from 10 to 40 inche. long, at $2. $4,
$. and $3 each, sent with watches at lowest
wholesale prices. State kind and size of watch
required,and to avoid bogus concerns, order only
from , - OROIDE WATCH CO.,
13to : 148, Fulton Street, New Yor. .
THE CO-PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing
between Charles Mealey and William Plytnpt
ton, under the firm name of C. Mealey h Con is
this day dissolved by mutual consent. All moneys
due the firm must be paid to C. MeaJcy. .All
debts eontraeted by the firm will be paid npon
presentation to the undersigned, who will eootinna
in the furniture business at tha old stand, eorner
of Broadalbin and First streets.
Albany, June 16, '6U-4I
Hiac . Chare o ! .
ALL persons knowing themselves indebted to
i. i r f Mnalnv i Co.. are re-
sal suv juw as ui ' vn w
quested to eome forward and. make immediate
payment to the undersigned, ; iva- worn
WW,'' SEC. V.
June 19, '09, . . .i