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Diamond lixcltcmeut ill Australia.
Lincoln's first Dollar.
It seems as though, after a lapse of
three centuries, Sir Walter Raleigh's
dreams 'of an El Dorado were about to
be realized. The other day we published
an account of m&rveiuus discoveries of
diamonds in South Africa. They had
been found for miles along- the banks of
the Qrange end Vaal rivers. They were
not only abundant, but they were, many
of them, of great size. Some were found
of the pandoloque shape, and of the first
water, weighing upwards of eighty car
ats ; others of the octahedron, or four
pointed, that weighed thirty carats ; and
of the smaller varieties immense numbers
had been nicked on on the surface of the
ground. Naturally South Africa was in
a terment. Elephants tusks were for
gotten, and every one was hunting for
precious stones. The infection had even
extended to this city, and Dr. Hall was
organizing a colony to so diamond gath
ering. But now come reports from Aus
tralia of discoveries which far eclipse
those in South Africa. Telegrams have
come flying from the Australia mines to
iingland big enough to make the dia-
inond merchants hold their breath with
astonishment. The glittering stones
have been picked up in such quantities
that, says the London Times in a leading
article on the subject, "the colonists are
all dreaming of precious stones. At
cveryv.carriage the talk is of diamonds
and rubies, pearls and topazes, and peo
ple of all ranks are rushing to the mines.
Genuine diamonds are on sale by women
and children at every cottage, and there
could hardly be a mistake, we should
think, about the nature of the stones."
This is marvellous to all conscience, but
thisjff-jjrot half the story, the rest of it
fituack3 of the Arabian Night's Enter
tainments, and Sinbad the Sailor's ad
ventures in the great diamond valley to
which he flew on the back of a mighty
bird. ' And this latter and wonderful
half we must preface with the statement,
familiar doubtless to many of our read
ers, that the increase in value of the dia
mond is vastly greater in proportion than
its increase in weight. A stone one carat,
for .instance, .might be worth 850 ; but
one" weighing five carats would be worth
2,000. Imagine, then, the value of one
as big as a letnoa, and weighing three
quartcrsof a pound. Such a one is said
to have been found in Australia. Its
discovery has been telegraphed to Eng
land. It-was placed in the hands of a
trustworthy man. He was surrounded
by a strong cordon of military, and was
marched in this way from the mines to
Sydney, where the magnificent gem was
deposited in the mint. The stone has
not yet been thoroughly tested. Geolo
gists are at work upon it now j but if it
really proves to be what it is supposed,
its value will be almost fabulous. Its
weight is nine hundred carats, "The
great English diamond, that pride of
the British Empire, the Koh-i-noor,
weighs but one hundred and eighty-six
carats, and its computed value is ten
millions in gold. The value of the stone
just found, if computed by the tables in
use,1 would be a hundred millions in
erold. Bat. of course, this value would
in any event be imaginary, since no pur
chaser tould be found, with a hundred
millions to spare for al diamond, even if
it was biar as a lemon.
in the Executive Cham-
were Quite a number of gen
tlemen, among them Mr. Seward.
A point in the conversation sugorestins
the thought, Mr. Lincoln said :
"Seward, vou never heard, did you,
how I earned my first dollar ?"
iNo, said Seward.
Well," replied he, "I was about 18
years of age. I belonged, you know, to
what they call down South the 'scrubs j
people who do not own land and slaves
are nobody there. Bnt we had succeed
ed in raisins:, chiefly by labor, sufficient
produce, as I thought, to justify me in
taking it down the river to sell.
"After much persuasion, I got-the
consent of mother to go, and constructed
a little fiat-boat large enough to take the
barrel or two of things that we bad
gathered, with myself and a little bun
dle, down to New Orleans. A steamboat
was coming down the river. We have,
you know, no wharves on the Western
streams, and the custom was, if passen
gers were at any ot the landings, for
them to go out in a boat, the steamer
stopping and taking them on board.
"I was contemplating my new fiat-boat
and wondering whether I could make it
stronger or improve it in any particular,
when two men came down to the shore
in carriages with trunks, and looking at
the different boats, they singled out mine,
and asked : 'Who owns this V I an
swered somewhat modestly : 'I do.' 'Will
you, said one of them," 'take us and onr
trunks out to the strainer V . 'Certainly,
said I. I was very glad to have the
chance to earn something. I supposed
each would give me two or three bits.
TLe trunks were put on my fiat-boat, the
passengers seated themselves on their
trunks, and I sculled them out to the
"They got on board and I lifted up
their heavy trunks and put them on the
deck. The steamer was about to put on
steam again, when I called out that they
had forgotten to pay me. Each of them
took from his pocket a silver half dollar
and threw it on the floor of my boat. - I
could scarcely believe my eyes as I picked
up the money. Gentlemen, you may
think it was a very little thins, and in
, these days it seems like a trifle ; but it
was a most important incident in my
life. I could scarcely credit that I, a
poor boy, had earned a dollar in less than
a day that by honest work I had earned
a dollar. The world seemed wider and
fairer before me. I was a more hopeful
and confident being from that time."
The Chinese Empire Noah Its Founder
and First Monarch.
i A' Western Lawyer's Plea. Gen
tlemen of the Jury : The Scripture
eaita, VThoa shall not kill;" now, if you
hang my client, you transgress the com
mand as slick as grease, and as plump as
a goose-egg in a loafer's face. Gentle
men, murder is murder, whether commit
ted by twelve jurymen, or by a humble
individual like my client. Gentlemen, I
do not deny the fact of my client having
.killed a man, but is that any reason why
you should do so ? No such thing, gen
' tlcmen..- You may bring the prisoner in
'guilty ;" the hangman may do his duty ;
but will that exonerate you ? No such
thing; ia that case, you will all be mur
derers. Who upon you is prepared for
the- brand of Cain to be stamped upon
his brow to-day ? Who, freemen who,
in this land of liberty and light ? Gen
tlemen, I will pledge my Word that not
one of you has a bowie-knife or a pistol
in. bis pocket. No, gentlemen, your
pockets are oderiferous with the perfumes
of cigar-cases and tobacco. You can
smoke the tobacco of rectitude in the
pipe oi a peace tui conscience; but han" j
mjrelieat, and the eealy alligators of re-
morse will gallop through the internal
principlesof your animal viscera, until the
spinal vertebrae of your anatomical con
struction is turned into a railroad for the
grim and gory goblins of despair. Gen
tlemen, beware of committing murder !
Beware, I. say, of meddling with the
eternal prerogative ! Gentlemen, I ad
jure you. by the manumitted ghost of
temporal sanctity, to do no murder. I
adjure you by the namo of woman, by
the tickling timepiece of time's theoret
icar transmigration; to do no murder ! I
adjure you, by the love you have for the
esculent and condi mental gusto of our
native jmmpkin, ; to do no murder ! I
adjure you, by the stars set in the flying
emblem of your emancipated country, to
do no murder ! I adjure you, by the
American Eagle that whipped the uni
versal game-cock of creation, and now
eita roosting on the magnetic telegraph
of .t ime's illustrious transmigration, to do
bo murder ! And lastly, gentlemen, if
' you aver expect to wear store-made coats
if you ever expeet free dogs not to
bark at you if you ever expect to wear
boota made of the.free bide of the Rocky
THoantain buffalcP-and, to sum up all, if
you ever expect to be anything but a set
of sneaking, loafing, rascally, cut-throated,
'braided small ends of humanity,
whittled down into indistinctability, ac
quit my client, and save your country.
Tbe prisoner was acquitted.
Boast Turkey for Prisoners. B.
C. Doreey, of Rhode Island, carries on an
extensive painting business and la very
charitable in an eccentric, way, He has
established ' in several States Christmas
dinners of roast turkey for the inmates of
prisons, ad m one caso where he donated
$200 for that purpose, he sued for the
recovery of the money because he learned
Noah and his family were once more
on terra Jirma, the wreck and devasta
tion of the Deluge (B. C. 2348,) passed
in safety, and the assurance given . from
on high, that there should be no other
Deluge while the earth remained. ;
Noah seeUns, in the first instance at
least, to have taken up his residence in
the vicinity of Mount Ararat, inasmuch
as no notice is taken of his journeying
hither prior to his commencement of hus
bandry. And this idea is strengthened
by the fact ot the existence of a city or
town at the foot of that mountain at this
very day, denominated "Place of Des
cent ;" which city appears, from this
circumstance, to have been founded by
Noah himself. Very little is said of him
after his re-se!tlement in the world, al
though he lived three hundred and fifty
years after the Deluge The circum
stance of his planting a vineyard is men
tioned, and also that of his being, on one
occasion, overcame with wine, and his
denunciation of Canaan for his exposure
of him at the time. In the opinion of
some he spent the remainder of his days
at the place above mentioned ; but others
suppose that he emigrated thence to
China. We will briefly consider this
subject. ', r
Mankind are represented as journeying
from the East when they found the plain
of Shinar. Now Mount Ararat, in Ar
menia, is northerly from Shinar. It fol
lows, therefore, that the mountain now
denominated Ararat is not the Ararat
near which Noah settled after the De
luge ; or, that the posterity of Noah
must have wandered ia their journeyings
a great distance from that place, in order
to bring them to a point whence, by jour
neying eastward, they would reach Shi
nar.v Waiving, therefore, the considera
tion of the question where the real Ara
rat is bituated, we are driven to the con
clusion that the great body of mankind
were, some time previous to their arriv
ing at Shinar, eastward of that country.
Noah lived till after the period of the
confusion pF tongues. Had he accom
panied his posterity to Shinar, it is mor
ally certain that a person of his emi
nence, and of his relation to them, must
have figured conspicuously among them.
But as no mention is made of him in
connection with the journeying from the
East, and the dispersion at Babel, we
conclude that he either continued where
he first settled, via. at the.base of Mount
Ararat, or else that he journeyed in some
other direction with a portion of his de
scendants, while the remainder journeyed
west to Shinar. The latter is the more
probable supposition- . ,
"Two hundred and fifty years before
Ninus," says Portius Cato, ."the earth
was overflowed with waters, and mankind
began again in Saga Scythia." Saga
Seythia is in the same latitude with Bac
tria, between the Caspian Scaand Imaus,
north of ' Mount Paraponisua. ; Noah
might have continued his journeying to
Saga Scythia, and formed a settlement
there, if the ark did. not restjin that
quarter at the subsiding of the waters ;
and hence there is nothing in the forego
ing fragment of Portius Cato inconsistent
with the idea, that Ararat ia in Armenia.
That he and some of his posterity did
actually separate from the main body is
rendered still , further probable by the
Chaldeaa tradition that after Xisuthrus,
his wife, his daughter, and the pilot had
left the ark, and sacrificed to the gods,
they disappeared, and were seen no
more; although the voice of Xisuthrus
could still be distinguished
admonishing those who remained to pay
uuts res pecs to tne p-fwin and . rl (
at Babel, (2247 B. C.,) and the subse
quent dispersion of mankind.
But whither went Noah and his party?
Most probably to China. The language,
the literature, the polity, and the history
of the Chinese, combine to sustain this
idea. Their language appears not to
have been changed from its primitive
character by the confusion of tongues at
Babel. Their literature is as ancient as
any whatever. Their government retains
the patriarchal character. And their
history evidently reaches back to the
time of Noah. '
The first king of China was Fohi, who
was unaouDteaiy tne same peisuu as
Noah. The Chinese say Fohi had no
father. So Noah being the great pro
genitor of the Postdiluvians, stands in
relation to them as did Adam to the An
tediluvians fatherless. Fohi's mother
is said to have conceived him, encom
nassed bv a rainbow ; an evident allusion
to the token of the rainbow in the case of
Noah. . Fohi is said carefully to have
bred seven kinds of creatures, which he
used to sacrifice to the supreme spirit of
heaven and earth. Noah took into the
ark clean beasts and fowls by sevens; of
which he offered burnt offerings to the
Deity on the subsiding of the Deluge.
Add to this the circumstance that the
Vhouking represents the first monarch Of
China as occupied in drawing on tne
waters which had deluged the earth, and
little doubt indeed can remain that Noah
must have been the founder of the Chi
nese Empire, about 2200 B. C. If, how
ever, anv confirmation of this supposition
were wantinjr. it could be i found in the
history of the world in the early ages
which shows that those eastern regions
were as early peopled as the land of Shi
nar. For in the days ot iMnus ana
Semiramis, several hundred years after
the Dispersion, the dispersed nations at
tacked the inhabitants of the East with
their combined forces, but found the na
tions about Bactria, and the parts where
we have supposed Noah finally settled,
able to repulse them. I 5.
An Enterprising Corps. An inter
esting will case, which has been pending
in the courts in Franklin county for years
Dast. rivals in its nature anything of the
sort, nossibly ever heard of in the history
of the present age. The circumstances,
as gathered from one of the attorneys
engaged for the defense (outside of the
court room), are briefly as tollows : tome
time ago there lived iu the town of Wash
ington an old bachelor, who possessed a
considerable amount of property, and had
no relatives save one who. it is said, was
needy. The individual (bachelor) was
taken quite ill, and was advised to mak
his will, which he did, bequeathed all of
his estate to the children of a mend. 1 he
news became generally known in the
town of the manner in which the testator
had difDOsed of his property, leaving out
any consideration to his kindred friend
While the man still lingered on his bed
of sickness, it was made up among some
of the friends of the relative that three
of them should visit the sick man and
advise him to make a second will, with
provisions for the relief of the kinsman.
Consent being given, the parties, who, it
is said, were all on a " tight," and who
had no personal interest in the matter
save the good feeling they entertained
for the neglected friend, appointed i one
of their number to write. The table was
drawn up close to the bedside ot the sick
man, who, as well as he could, dictated the
nature ot his bequests. Before the con
clusion and signing of the will thes man
died. One of the party remarked to the
scribe " that it was useless to go on, as the
man was dead as h 1." However, after
its conclusion, the dead man was lifted
up in a sitting posture and held, the pen
placed between his fingers, and made to
trace his name, after which the question
was asked, " " Do you acknowledge this
to be your signature and last will, etc.?
The dead man, by the aid of those who
held him up, nodded assent. The corpse
was then quietly laid down, and the in
dividuals signed their ; respective names
as witnesses to the instrument. -.The trio
who witnessed the will are now all dead,
and the only seeming trouble is the prop
er construction of the will, which, under
the circumstances and under the influ
ence of an intoxicated brain, the scribe
somewhat blended in meaning. ' ;
them to make their way to Babylonia,
it seems clear that Noah and some of
bis posterity separated from h
that the turkeys were boiled instead of "a" journeying eastward, the latter
roasted. -:-."'. i westward, before- the coufusiea of tongues
Big Ships for John Bull. The
keel of one of the typical first-class Brit
ish warships for the future has just been
laid at Portsmouth. She bears the sug
gestive title of Devastation, and along
with her consort, the" Thunderer, to be
shortly commenced, will take precedence
of all 'the existing grades in the British
navy. Her length is 285 feet, her ex
treme breadth 62 feet, mean draft 26
feet, and tons burden 4,406, old measure
ment.: She is to be worked by two en
gines of 800 horse power, and hfer esti
mated speed is set down at 12 knots per
hour, t She will be able to carry"-1,600
tons of coal, sufficient for a three weeks'
cruise. She is to be built on the genu
ine turret principle, with no attempt to
unite, by the addition of masts and sails,
the characteristics of the distinct fighting
ships. Being, then, neither adapted for
cruiser nor a guardship, she is simply a
floating battery . of enormous power.
She will carry two turrets, and on each
witl be mounted two tbirty-ton guns,
capable of throwing shot of six hundred
pounds weight. Her sides are to be com
posed of teak and iron of nearly three feet
in thickness, constituting an armor plating
which is intended to make her the most
impenetrable ship of any navy, while her
armament is claimed as the heaviest -yet
attempted. Owing to the absence of any
work aloft, a crew of 250 men will, it is
said, be sufficient to work her. She is
to cost $1,450,000 in gold.
Oliver Dyer has a startling subject for
his ; winter lecture : 1 " How to escape
Hell.' It isn't his personal experience,
however, and can't be relied oa.
The merry-wives ot Cairo, 111., have
formed a ten o'clock league,' each member
swearing to lock the street door at that
hour of the-night.- -
Hon. Ferris Forman who was Secreta
ry of State of California under Gov..Wel
ler's administration, ls now living at Green
ville, Bond county, Illinois.,..!, :.-..,
without waving I will
Language of the Handkerchief. !
Drawing across the lips Desirous of
getting acquainted. '..
Drawing across the eyes I am sorry.
Taking it bv the center We will be
Twirling in both hands Indifference.
Drawing it across the cheek I love
you. . . .
Drawing it aeross the hands I hate
you. . . .
Letting it rest on the right cheekYes.
Letting it rest on the left cheek No.
Twirling in the left hand I wish to
be rid of you.
lwirhng in the rizht hand I love an
other. - , ,
Folding it I wish to speak with you.
Flirting it over the right shoulder
Follow me. .
Opposite corners in both hands Wait
for me. ...
Drawing it across the forehead We
Lifting it to the ear You have changed
Letting it remain on the ears You
Winding it around the forefinger I
Winding it around the third finger I
Putting it ia the pocket No mote at
Crumping up in the hand I am im
Tying a knot in one corner Don't
tell too much. ' ., . i
Tying a knot . in the middle There
will pe troupteas there are other eyes
upon us. .
iwisting and then doubling let us
Flirting it over the left shoulder You
have deceived me.
Tossing it up and then catching it in
both hands Come at once.
Touching the right eje twice Repeat
your last signal.
Worn in the belt bound to you
Biting it I am very angry with you.
Shaking it slightly loa area flirt.
Holding it up and then droping in the
lap rorgive me.
Folding and then unfo'dingit I have
something to tell you.
Doubling and striking the left hand
with it Don't you dare
Two distinct shakes Stay where you
Clasping it to the heart I love
Waving from both hands Signal of
distress Come and help me
Touching it to the elbow Wait for
Holding it up
wait for you.
Touching the lips and then waving
Twisting it around the wrist -I would
kiss you if I dared.
Placing it under the arm (at arm-pit)
I'll dance with vou ; I'll go home with
you; I'll be with you. This signal, in
fact, implies very cordial or close rela
tions of the parties, and a9 it is easily
given in assemblies without attacting at
tention, and is now used freely to make
Danced Themselves to Death.
A few evenings since a ball was held at
one of the halls of the city, at which a
large number of young folks were in at
tendance. Among the attractions of the
evening was a prize, a gold ring, offered
to the lady who should out waltz all com
petitors. At twelve o'clock the band
struck up "II Baccio," and a full dozen
competitors took their places on the floor,
entering for the contest. At the expira
tion of twenty minutes four of the cou
ples gave way and took their seats, leav-ing-the
rest twirling and whirling in the
giddy and intoxicating dance. One
hour more, there were but three couples
on the floor, and the dance went on until
after another hour had passed, when from
sheer exhaustion another couple gave out,
leaving the floor to the remaining two
pair of terpsichorean devotees. The
band played and played and played, and
the four fast-failing dancers danced and
danced and danced, till even those who
looked upon them grew dizzy. At the
end of the fourth hour the . musicians
grew feeble, and from the finger ends of
the violinists the blood trickled to tbe
floor, but still they supplied the moving
power to keep the dancers agoing. The
excitement grew intense as the fifth hour
of the dance came on, and there were
those present who insisted on putting an
end to the merry, though reckless, quar
tette suicide. However, no interference
was permitted, and the prize dance, over
the jaws of death, went on. Alter five
hours and. three minutes had elapsed,
bne of 'the ladies fainted, and her part
ner quickly followed her example, and,
amid cheers, the prize was awarded . to
the other couple, who kept the floor.
Then came a summing, up of damages.
The two contesting girls had to be con
veyed to their hoaies together with
their partners, who were as badly used
Upin carriages, and all bave since been
in a precarious condition and under med
ical treatment: The girls had. to have
their shoes cut from their feet, and their
limbs were swollen next day to an enor
mous size. The young men will hardly
recover, and the musicians suffered ter
ribly, and will never again play at a terp
sichorean contest Pittsburg Gazette.
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Approved .-..July 25, 1868.
The Cholera is agaia arching west
ward from India. ; ---:
One of the Sandwich Islands claims
the biggest apple orchard in the world,
having one that is twenty miles long
and from five to ten miles wide. ; The
fruit is the native wM apple, very de
licious, but very rapid in decay. Some
of the trees bear fifty barrels apiece.
The stampeders from Helena, Montana,
to th new Missoula mines average twen
ty a day, says the North- WetU - -
A marriage, specially gotton up for
the occasion, was one of the sights at the
Suez Canal fete.'
A speeial train of Russian nobles met
Patti on the frontier and escorted her to
St. Petersburg. " '
k Five hundred acres of -r potatoes are
said to be frozen in the ground in Clinton
county, N. Y.
Watering milk in Switzerland subjects
the offender to eighteen months' impris
onment -f' i-
, Harvard and Yale get bequests enough
to pay tbe entire current expense.
CLARENCE II. CLARK,
W. G. MOORHEAD.
GEORGE F. TYLER,
J. HINCKLEY CLARK,
E. A. ROLLINS.
HENRY D. COOKE,
W. F. CHANDLER,
JOHN D. DEFREES,
11. C. FAHNESTOCK.
Manafactured and sold for the very low pries of
. f65 and 75. ,
THE simplicity and practicability of this new
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superiority over all other plows now in nse. The
wheels are four feet in diameter, and ran on the
nnplowed land. Its entire construction in in no
way complicated...: The plow is managed ia every
manner with ease, and requires only two levers
to be nsed in making any alteration. Tbe supe
riority of the "Gay" Plow will be clearly shown
by the following certificate :
We. tbe undersigned, eitisans of Linn county.
Oregon, having purchased and ased upon our
farms the "Gay" Plow, hereby certify that tbe
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 tbe 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 ca-tings are used.
The wheels running upon the solid land is an ad
vantage over other gang-plows, in striking off
land and in plowing, not having to make the nec
essary chantces in the machinery, and the seat is
always level, not throwing the driver forward or
sideways as in otber plows. .Better work and
more of it can be accomplished by the use of this
Plow than by band. , -1 . .. .
We take pleasure in recommending the "Gat
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superior in Oregon. ,"!
J. G. KEED, ; W. P. ESHOM,
A. S. LOONET, E. W. PIKE,
W. H. GOLTTREE. H. DAVIDSON.
May 20th, 1869.
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icies. Every Policy is Non-forfeitable. - .
Policies may be taken which Pay to the Insured
their Full Amount and Return all the Pre
miums, so that the Insurance costs Only the
Interest on tbe Annual .Payments.
Policies may be taken that ill 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 tbe policy duly assigned or transferred,
are 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 Mnssacbusetts, in his Report for 1868,
speaking of Dividends in Life Insurance Compa
nies, says , " Tbe 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
Grolcl ot Currency,
WM. E. HALE, MANAGER.
WELLS, FARGO & CO.,
FOR THE i PACIFIC COAST.
J. C. ENDENIIALL,
For Oregon and Waa&lagrtoa Tenitary.
Albany, September 11, ia.lt '
- Albany Agents.
1 J. BARROWS 4 CO., Agents
for Linn & Benton counties.
JOHN BRIGGS, Agent
for Linn A Benton counties.
May 22, "69-37
J OH IV BIIIGGS,
........ 526,67s SS
......... ' &7&.S0
No extra charee for traveling to and from tar
Atlantio States, Europe, Oregon, er the, Sandwiefc:
All Policies Ben-forfeiting, and governed by Um
non-ioneiting taw ot Massacnutettis
Policy holders the only persons who receive d tv
derdstn this company, which are deelare4'
. and paid annually ; first dividend avaiU .
. able at tbe payment of the seeond ' v
' , annual premiums. All Policies :: .. nr '
. ( remain, la iorce as long as
t there 1 any surrender i
.value. - ft '.
NO FORFE1 TVRE3
This old and popular Company, (the oldest Ma
tual Lite Insurance Company in this
. country) insures at the low- 1
est possible rates.
The stability of this Company, with its past al
tory, increasing capital and business, and the sat.
lsfactory manner In winch it has discharged ttm
obligations in tbe past, are guaran aee Coy tb
future such as far-seeing and careful an serais
in their investments. -i-1. i j , - ij-
Persons generally, who thorwughly an den tawd
the workings of Life Insurance, are anaioaa te
avail themselves of its equitable provisions. 1
Full information will be given te tkoee whe
desire, at the Agency. !
Home Office, 39 Stat Street, Bo atom.
Pacific Branch Offices, ,
30t Montgomery Street, San Kranclscol
Room S, Carter' Building, Portland, Ortgom,
EVERSON & HAINES, Oaaaral Afts.
RVSSELL & Ei1kITS, A ts,
. ALBANY, OREGON.
Albany, September 19, 1868-2v
STOYES, COOK, PARLOR & BOX,
; of the best patterns !
Tin, Sheet Iron and
OorJPr W are S
and the usual assortment of Famishing Goods tu
be obtained in a
Repair neatly and promptly executed.
JEST on rtaaonaOle term.
'Short reckonings, make long friends."
Front street .. Albany.
Next door to Mansfield Co.
PLOWS ! PLOWS ! PLOWS
THE undersigned gives notice to the general
public, that be is now manufacturing tbe
Galesburgr Patent Plow !
and any other style of plow that may be ordered.
Also, particular attention paid to
Albany Collegiate Institute.
THE NEXT TERM OF THI8 INSTITTJ
tion for youth of both sexes, will epea en ;
Monday, the 18th of October mast.
It will be in charge of tHe Rev. Edwaub K.
Geabt and the Rev. Samccx G. Ihvisi, assist
ed by a corps of competent teachers.
The first term will embrace IS weeks of tuition,
euding February 4th, 1870.1 1
Tbe second term will embrace 20 weeks of tu
ition, from February 7th to' July 1st, 1870. '
RATES OP TUITION 1 .1k .i
t (per odartkb or ITEST WESES.)
Preparatory and common branches- .... ...t-i 00
Advanced English .....1 7 00
Ancient and Modern Languages, Higher
Horse Shoeing', Wagon
and General Jobbing.
! All work entrusted to me will receive prompt!
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. WOOD.
Albany, November 21, J 868-11
LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY
OF NEW YORK.
RUCIIAIYArV & MEARS,
GENERAL ACE5TS FOR
Tuition charged from date of entrance to end
of quarter, and payable in advance. . ,
Organization of College Classes.
A Freshman class will be) formed and a course
of study prescribed at the opening ef the term.
Principal Text Books.
Wilson's Readers, Clark's English Grammar,
Robinson's Mathematics,! Hooker's Natural
Science, Qiiaekenbos' Rhetoric, Abbott's Aber
crombie's Mental and Moral Philosophy, Hard
ness' Latin Series, Fasqel's French Series, and
tbe most approved editions of tbe Latin and Greek
Classics. . . . I ,.:
,- A Record ,- ....
Of every recitation will be made, and an average
given in Quarterly Reports ; also, of attendance
and deportment. j
..Government.,. . 11,";.
Tbe aim will be to develop in the student a
high sense of moral obligation, honor and integ
rity, and those who cannot be governed by such
motives, will not remain inithe school. " --.
:' Board ..,;.
May be had in families at $4 per week, and
rooms procured where students may board them
selves, j ' , ...
By order of the Board of Trustees. ' ? ' ' ;
EDWARD R. GEARY.
Albany, Aug. 21, '69-50 , President.'
915 GOOD AS GOLD. vao
BUT TI1E ONLY GENUINE IMPROVED '
OROIDE GOLDj; "WATCHES,
MA.M rACTCREB BT
TLTE oroide ;w at cn co. ,;
Tbcy are all tbe best make. Hunting
Oregon, and .'WashinfrtoD, Idano
PORTLAND. ........ ........ OREGON
Caah Plan, Low Rates, Strictly Mutual.
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 npon women.
All varieties of Policies issued.
Large Cash Value upon Surrendered
8. MERRILL, Agent,
' ' '" Albany, Oregon.
HOUSE AK3 F0U3 LOTS!
IN this eiv. good new dwelling vita 11 t
necessary,, -tbuildings, and four lots, about
(went; ninutes walk from the steamboat landing.
or particulars inquire at the office of the P
T; Company, of . J. B. MONTE1TH. .
Albany, Januarv SO, 1869-
USE MURRAY'S IMPROVED MAGIC
Oil the King of Pain. ju5-33tf
finely chased ; look and star hie fin gold, and
are eqnal io appearance to jthe best gold watches 1
usually costing $130. 1 Full Jnreltd erer, Gent's
and Ladies' sizes, at 15 each. -
Onr Double Extra Refined Solid Oroide
Gold Hunting Cases, Full Jeweled Levers, ore
equal to $200 Gold WaUtke Regulated sad
Guaranteed to kmrp eorrtct fist, and sea aadoof
faniA, Extra Fine Cavee, at $20 each..
No money Is required in advance. - We
send by Express anywhere within the United
S ates, payable to agent Ion delivery, with the
privilege to open and examine before paid for,
and if npti satisfactory returned, by paying the
Express charges... Goods fill bm lent by mail as
Registered, Packages, prepaid, by sending cash
in advance.' " . . r . i
An Aqent tendingor miai watches arte an Extrm
WA TOU FREE, mating j srm $15 Watckes far
$90. or Mras $20 Wafehet far $120. .
Also, Elegant Oroide Gold Chjiina, of
latest and most costly styles, for Ladies and!
Gentlemen, from 10 to 40 Inches long, at $2, $4
$n, and $3 each, sent with watches at lowest
wholesale prices. ' State kind and size of -waieh.
required.and to avoid bogus eonceras, order only
from - v OROIIMi ViMH Mt- - - -
- 148, Fulton Street, Kew York!
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