The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, February 05, 1870, Image 4

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    Council Proceedings.
Albany, Jan. 27th, 1870.
Council met pursuant to adjournment,
Mayor Staoard presiding. '
Roll called, and Councilmen Comley,
Riley, Mill, Alexander and Qradwohl
answered to their names.
'Minutes of previous meeting read and
approved. - -
G. Patterson presented a bill for 832
for two crosswalks, claiming pay by virtue
of contract with the Council of 1869.
John Long presented a bill for 821, in
cluding tne building of the same cross
walks. A. Parker & Co. presented a
bill for 832, for lumber used in said
crosswalks. ' !
Councilman Myer came in and took
bis seat. !
On motion, O. Patterson's bill, 832, was
On motion, J. Long's bill, 821, was
allowed, and the Recorder ordered to
draw an - order on Treasurer for the
On motion, A. Parker & Co.'sbill, S32,
was allowed, and the Recorder ordered
to draw an order on Treasurer for the
amount. .
Bill in favor of J. Rankin was pre
sented, and, on motion, allowed, and the
Recorder ordered to draw an order on
Treasurer for the amount.
-Petition -of D. Mansfield and others
presented, asking for a sidewalk from
Broadalbin street on the north side of
Third street to the southeast corner of
block - -119, ; of, Ilackleman's addition,
which, upon motion, was granted, and
property holders allowed twenty days in
which to build the same.
On motion, Mr. Hale was allowed ten
days further time to complete his side
walk. On motion, the Marshal was ordered
to build a crosswalk, across Fifth street,
on the west side of Elsworth ; also, one
across First street, on the west side of
On motion, the Recorder was ordered
to post three notices, calling for bids for
contracts to build crosswalks; and also
for the graveling of the same, for the
year ending Jan. 20, 1870. All work
under said contracts to be completed and
full reports made by said date. Said
bids to be opened and considered at the
next regular meeting of the Council,
Feb. 10th.
On motion, the following standing
committees were appointed by the Mayor :
On Finance Hill, Alexander and
' On Drainage Comley, Riley and
On Streets and Sidewalks Alexander,
Comley and Riley.
On Printing Comley, Alexander and
On motion, Chapter 4 of City Ordi
nance was read and passed.
There being no further business, on
.motion the Council adjourned.
A. C. Jones, Rec.
Death of a Herculean Old Man.
Isaac Eaton, aged 95 years, died on
'Christmas, at his residence near South
Send, Indiana. He was a soldier of the
war of 1812, and was at Washington
when that city was captured by the Brit
ish. In his younger days Mr. Eaton was
a man of great strength. The South
Bend Register, in speaking of this char
acteristic of his, says :
In the war of 1812 Eaton served with
the Virginia militia, under tho command
of General Mason, a Virginian, born in
the same county with Eaton, about twelve
years his junior, and the most popular
man in the army. It is very probable
.that military discipline was very lax in
those times, and one day, at a general re
view, Mason rode up and down the lines,
proclaiming that he had a man in his
command who could whip anything in
the whole army. This challenge, several
times repeated, was at length respond
.ed to; by a perfect giant of a fellow
from a Pennsylvania regiment, who
came. stalking down the lines, and
asked General Mason to bring out his
man. The General ordered Eaton out of
the ranks. He was eyed by the Penn
Bjlvaaian with about as much scorn as
Goliath was supposed to have looked up
on David.' Word was given to begin the
battle, and there, before the whole Amer
ican, army, formed in a holL w square,
the two men stripped to the waist and
began the combat j but, in less time than
it takes to tell it, Eaton lifted his hercu
lean opponent from the ground, and,
twirling him over with apparently as
much ease as a dandy would a cane, held
him np before the whole army in this in
verted position, until the giant Pennsyl
vaman begged for quarter. At another
time, in, Kentucky, Eaton was forced to
accept a challenge to fight, and on the
first encounter threw his opponent to the
' ground with such force as to break nearly
au ma nos.
A Blind Senator. George C. Pea
Tey,rf Centet Stafford, New Hampshire,
served as a State Senator from his
district at the session of the Legislature
last June, and will in all probability be
re-elected the present year. He is a
lawyer of considerable ability, but by
an accident became Diina. lie is a man
not only of talent but of great energy,
And through the-assistance of his wife
has tinea superior to his misfortune. He
has three stores, a, law office and a farm.
Two stores are in otanora ana one in
Barnwell, New Hampshire. Of course
he- "bar clerks employed, to whom he
entrusts .the selling of the goods, but
he attends personally himself to the pur
chase or tne stocks, pays the bills and
collects tne accounts. -. His wife posts
the booKs, Desides doing His law and
otbor writing. Daring the session of
the Legislature she sat ' by his aide in
the Senate, .ree,d and wrote , for him.
though, , . of course, . he did the talking
and voting, ana Between tne two they
mad1 meet excellent Senator. Such
a woman as that is certainly a treasure.
A woman who never owned a Bible
eupposod , she was quoting it when she
created he son, who came home to keep
. Thanksgiving, in the . following words
Her comes the fatted Uait. '
Oregon, the Poor Man's Country.
The follow mz remarks, under the
above caption, are from that spicy litjtfe'
journal, the San Francisco Figaro ; 1
Since the scarcity of work and high
rents must unavoidably compel thousands
to leave the city, - the serious question
arises, Where are they to go ? The Bul
letin advises them to "go to the country,"
but to what quarter? Where can - they
find lands for settlement t What portion
of the productive domain is not already
occupied and improved, or in possession
of the grabbers, who demand more than
the poor settler can afford to pay ? Where
can he find rest and establish for himself
a home ?
We answer, to Oregon, to Washington
Territory, while there are vast areas of
unoccupied lands as fertile as the richest
valleys of California, and which are still
available to the settler at Government
prices. The tourist who ascends Mount
Hood ean overlook a territory of bewil
dering magnitude, of prodigious fertili
ty, capable of sustaining ten millions of
people, and still comparatively nninhab
ited. We will refer only to the valley of
the Willamette, 2U0 miles long, 50 miles
wide, seven-eighths of the whole expanse
susceptible of cultivation, and not more
than one-fifth has ever been disturbed by
the plow, ibis great valley, as fertile as
the lands bordering the Nile, is inhabited
by some 30,000 people: it would sustain
a million. And this is only one of the
great agricultural regions that invite the
settler to the North, and which in the
lifetime of some now living, will comprise
one of the richest agricultural communi
ties in the Union.
It is a short-sighted policy that would
over-crowd our own State with landless
inhabitants, who must exist merely as
tenants at the will of great land-owners,
while there is a vast empire of latent
wealth inviting them to a sister State.
whose prosperity is inseparable from our
own. He, oi California, know too little
of Oregon. We have called it "The
ti m n .... ...
rwr iuau s country, yes 11 is not the
country of poor men. The settlers in
those broad and teeming valleys are rich
in productive lands, rich in swarming
flocks, rich in contentment and happi
ness, and rich in the promise of a glori
ous ruturo.
iKEsus ob .Munchausen f An im
aginative or unusually well-informed
advocate of a deflection of the Union
Pacific railroad southward to the thirty
second parallel, gives the Missouri i?e-
publican a most glowing account of the
wealth of the Mexican States of Du
rango and Chihuahua. He tells of t
citizen of the latter State who has a sil
ver mine of fabulous richness, for which
a California company have vainly offered
him two million dollars. I his wealthy
Cbihuahuan is called Don Cordero. He
lives in a style of extravagant magnifi
cence, but even to supply all the luxuries
which he has habituated himself to use,
he only works his mine a few days at odd
times. His suite of rooms in his mag
nincent establishment are described as
splendid beyond comparison. They are
said by this correspondent to be support
ed by columns of pure silver -one and a
half feet in diameter and twenty-five feet
in hight ! The same correspondent ac
credits Zombrano, Governor of Durango,
with a mine from which he has skimmed
fifty millions and paid eleven millions
royalty. These and other asserted facts
are related as reasons why the govern
ment should aid a southern l'acihc Kail
road. Would not it seem, if we accept
the correspondents statements as true
that Messrs. Cordero, Zombrano, and
their co-crcesus of Durango and Chihua
hua, are quite as able as is our Govern
ment to aid in the enterprise. Would it
be impertinent to inquire how much those
gentlemen propose to give f
., i
The Galesburg (UL) Free Prest of
December 30 says : A case of sudden
or violent fright occurred in our neigh
boring town ot Abingdon on , Monday
last, which should prove a sad and mi
pressiye warning to all who are partial to
indulging in practical jokes. It seems
from what we can learn, that on that day
a party of boys, distinguished by hide
ous marks and grotesque garments, called
at the residence of an estimablo lady,
Mrs. George II. Marshall, in that place
They entered noiselessly at the back door.
and succeeded in frightening an infant
almost into convulsions. : Mrs. M., hear
ing the horrified scream of her child
immediately hastened to its assistance to
shield and protect it irom harm, l
hurrying to her child, she suddenly en
countered the masked figures and fell
fainting to the floor. She was shortly
afterwards found by her friends, and
proper remedies were administered, but
her revival was only witnessed by tne
horrifying fact that" she was hopelessly
insane. Ud to this writing, we regret to
say that no lucid intervals nave been ae
veloped, and the woman . once a nappy
wile and a proud mother, is now a raving
maniac, bereft of reason end cowering in
Mining Under the. SA--There is
a vast copper mine in England, where
shafts extend many hundred yards under
the sea. The moaning or the waves as
they dash against the rock is forever
sounding in those gloomy aisles. , When
the storms come, the sound ot tne waters
becomes so terrifio that even the boldest
miners cannot stay below, but leave their
work and come out upon earth- - over
head are masses of bright copper stream
iog through the gallery in all directions.
traversed by a network of thin red veins
ot iron, and over all the salt water drips.
drips down from tin v crevices in the
rock. Immense wealth of metal is con
tained in these roofs, but no miner daces,
: l .i i . ... i
give it auomer siroaa wun uuj
Already there has been one day's work
too much unon it. as a huge wedge of
wood driven into the rock bears witness.
The wedge is all that keeps back the sea
from bursting in upon them, let there
are three tiers of galleries '; where men
work day by day, not knowing but at
some fatal hour the flood may be upon
them, rendering all escape as hopeless as
it was in the days of Noah. The awe
stricken visitor hurries away from the
scene with a heart appalled in view of
the hourly dangers. , ; s . i
A good way to find a woman put -Call
when she isn't at home. " - "
Josh Billing on Choosing a Husband.
1. The man who iz jcllus ov every
little attenshun yu git from sum other
fellow, yu will find, after yu are married
tew him, luvs himself more than he duz
u, and what yu. mistook for sohssitude,
yu will diskover, has changed into indif
ference. Jellusy isn t a hart disease : it
iz a liver komplaint.
2. A mustash iz not indispensible : it
iz only a little more hair, and iz a good
deal like moss and other excresences
often duz the best on sile that won't raize
ennything else. Don't forgit that those
hings which yu admire in a leuow be
fore marriage, yu will probably hav tew
admire in a husband after, and a mustash
will git to be a very week diet after a
long time.
3. If husbands could be took on trial,
az Irish cooks are, tew-iniras oi tnem
would probably be returned ; but there
don't seem to be enny law fur this.
Tharefore, girls, yu will see that after yu
git a man, yu hav got tew keep him,
even if- yu lose on him. Consequently,
if yu bay got enny cold vittlcs in the
house, try him on them, once and awhile,
during scouring seeson, and if he swat
ters them well, and sez he will take some
more, he iz a man who, when blue Mon
dav cums, will wash well. '
- ... . .
4. Don t marry a pheller who iz aiwuz
a telling how hiz mother duz things. It
iz az hard to suit these men az it iz tew
wean a yung one. '
5. If a yung man can beat you playing
on a planner, and kant hear a nsn horn
playing in the street without turning a
back summersett on account ov the mu-
sick that is in him, he might answer to
tend tho babe, but if you set him a hoe
ing out the garden, yu will find that yu
hav got to do it yurself. A man wbos
whole heft lies in music (and not very
helfty at that), am t no better for a hus
band than a seedhtz powder, but it he
luvs tew listen while yu sing sum gentle
ballad, yu will find him mellow, and so
soft. But don't marry ennybody for jist
one virtew enny quicker than yu would
flop a man for list one fault.
b. It is one ot the most tunest things
fur a female to be an old maid success
fully. A grate menny haz tried it, and
made a bad job of it. Everybody seems
to look upon old maids just az they de
upon dried barbs in the garret, hand
for sickness and, tharefore, girls, it ain't
a mistake that yushood be willin to swop
yurself oph with sum troo phellow tur
troo husband. 1 he swop iz a good one,
but don't swop fur enny man who iz re
spectable iist because his father iz. Yu
had better be an old maid for 4 thousand
yeres, and then jine tho Shakers, thau to
bi repentance at this prise. JNo woman
ever made this trade whodidn't giteither
phool, a mean cuss, or a clown fur
7. In digging down into this subject I
find the digging grows harder the further
git. It iz mutch easier tew inform yu
who not tew marry, than who tew, fur
the reason thare is more ov them.
I don't think yu will foller mi advice,
if I giv it; and tharefore I will keep it;
for I look upon advice as I do upon cas
tor-rile a mean dose tew giv and a mean
dose tew take.
But I must say one thing, girls, or
spile : If yu can had a bright-eyed,
healthy and well-ballasted boy, who looks
upon poverty as sassy as a child looks
upon welth who had rutber sit down on
the curbstun, in front of the 5th avenue
hotel, and eat a ham sandwich, than tew
go inside and run in debt for his dinner
and toothpick one who iz armed with
that kind of pluck which mistakes a de
teat for a victory, my advice is to take
him body and sole snare him at wunst
for he iz a stray trout,- uv a breed very
skarse in our waters.
Take him, I say, and bild onto him, az
hornets bud onto a tree.
A; Vermont ios" 'chased a deer for
thirty hours, and they both dropped dead
at last, net ten feet apart. ; ,
It is with narrow-souled people as with
narrow-necked bottles, the less they have
in them, the more- noise they make in
pouring it out. .-- ; . ,- -n : ,
Old men are mowed down, but babies
are cradled. '
Bible promises are like the beams of
the sun, which shines as freely at the
poor man's hut as at the rich man's palace.
One's age should be as tranquil as
one's childhood should be playful ; hard
work at either extremity ot human exist
ence is out of place.
When does a bonnet cease to be a
bonnet f When it becomes you, my dear.
Boy, what's your name ? "Robert,
sir. "xes. but I mean your; other
Modes of Walking. Observing
persons move rather slow ; their eyes
and sometimes their heads, moving al
ternately from side to side, while they
occasional:? stop and look around.
Careful persons lift their teet high
and place them down lightly and firmly,
and frequently pick up some obstrnction
and place it down quietly by the side of
the way.
Jienectmg and calculating persons
generally walk with their hands in their
pockets and their heads slightly inclined
Modest persons generally step softly for
fear of being observed.
Timid persons often step off from the
sidewalk on meeting another, and prefer
going round a stone to picking it up.
shrewd yet shallow persons " toe
out and have a long swing of their
arms, while their hands are always in
their way.
Wide awake persons also " toe out,
move rapidly, with their bodies inclined
forward, while their heads have a jerky
motion from side to side, and their arms
swing steadily close to their bodies.
Careless persons are forever stubbing
their toes. -
Lazy persons scrape about loosely with
their heels, and are first on one side and
then on the. other. 1 t 4 ')i
Very strong-minded persons place their
toes directly in front of them, and have
a kind of stamp movement.
Unstable persons walk fast and slow
by turns.. ,..
Venturous persons try all roads, f re
quently climb the fences instead
going through the gate,, and never let
down a bar.
One-idea persons, and always selfish
ones, " toe in." , . . . v, . ...
Cross persona are very apt to hit their
knees together. -
Good-natured persons snap their fin
gers ana thumbs every few steps.
Fun-loving people have a kind of jig
An Italian officer is reported to have
maae uiscuvery, Dy means ot , which
anv private soldier is enabled tn nmianro
the distance of any object within range,
insianuy, an ai ine same ' time to aim
a gun or cauuou wun unerring accuracy.
This would make all firearms such mar
derous weapons,' that two detachments
of troops within range would be enabled
to utterly destroy one another.
r A fellow was convicted of larceny Ihe
other day- at Cleveland, O.) for stealing
irom a gin a km, oi xaise cair, jewelry and
trinkets which he had given her, when
tney were on Dcner terms.
name V "Bob, sir.'
Never see too much, especially if you
are looking at a lady s face which has
been a little artificially touched up.
What is the difference between an ac
cepted and a rejected lover ? j One kisses
his miss; and the other misses his kiss
If one does not hold still when stung
by a bee or by fate, the sting remains be
hind in the wound. ; i ? ; f '
Whenever you buy and sell, let or
hire, make a clear bargain, and ' never
trust to ."we shan t disagree about tri
The round of a passionate man's life is
contracting debts in his passion which his
virtue obliges him to pay
A California couple lately celebrated
their golden wedding by a fight, in which
the woman was victorious. The man was
so chagrined at the result that he imme
diately drowned himself.
A fond wife in Utica threw hot lard
on her husband's head as he peacefully
Farmers sell potatoes in Philadelphia
at fifty cents per bushel, and the retailers
at one dollar.
It is worth repeating that wet ' land
must be thoroughly underdramed.
A business house in Chicago advertises
for a woman to travel as a commercial
Two inulattoes are making the tour of
Germany pretending to be Indians. They
exhibit themselves with feathers on their
heads and war-whoops in their mouths.
The Richmond Whig urges the Vir
ginians to abstain from all offensive par
ticipation m politics, seek kindly relations
with all, take help from any quarter, and
push their fortunes to the utmost.
A blown-down barn in Oakland, Cal.,
was mentioned by the local journal as the
only noticeable movement in real estate
during the week.
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher is quoted
as saying :
" V e do not wait till we die before we
see hell. 1 see persons in bell every
An officer in the English army who
wrote to this country recentlv making in
quiries concerning the estate oi his de
ceased brother, said he did not know
where the property was situated, but it
was "near the seat of war."
Mr. Goodman, of Monroe county
Missouri, has been married three times.
and has thirty-three children, all boys
He has a brother who has been married
only twice, and has fifteen children by
each wife, making sixty-three children in
two families.
Carrying a bonnet containing chloro
form is the fashion among rapid women
When a chap with money concealed
about him gets spoony they let him smell
oi ii, ana me result is a lesson spoony
never torgets. ,
The Houston (Texas) Union approv
ingly quotes the following from the com
position of a school-boy there : "Let us
behave ourselves that we may get back
into the Union, and then let us continue
to behave ourselves that we may be pros
perous and happy
Twenty years ago a Connecticut man
left a watch with a jeweller, to be cleaned
and repaired, saying he would be
in town in a day or two and call for it.
Last week the man called in at the jew
eller's and asked : "Do you remember
my leaving a watch with you a number
ot years since to be cleaned r "Yes,
replied the jeweller, and here it is.
In an intensely Democratic county of
California a number or teachers were be-
ing examined before the County Board
for the certificate. ; The questions were
printed and the answers in writing. One
of the Questions in history required the
teacher to "give a brief description of
Sherman s mareh through Georgia. A
Republican teacher wrote, in answer
"Like a dose of salts." J , i
A brute in Connecticut recently
thrashed his wife She bore the indig
nity with becoming meekness, but upon
the assault being repeated a few days
later, the ire of the golden-haired dame
was so roused that she "struck out for
hersel." soundly pummelled the brute,
and turned, him out ot doors.
A conductor on a Pennsylvania rail
road, who, with a moderate salary, kept
fast horses, lived in a fine house, wore
diamonds, etc., was indicted by the com-
pany : some time since, ior roDoery.
Tharannnii he fTftVft UD 819.000 Stolen
plunder and was discharged J but being
bard up for money, he now sues Ihe com
pany for the return of the money, alleg
ing that it was obtained irom mm ny
threats and force. "
- -A lawver in Bangor. Me., who wanted
t ttis Phnofmaa tnrlrv r npn TV RA.
leeted a fine looking one ana inquired of
the gentleman irom me rural aisiricts u
St ia vnnnrr nnd tiAinf answered in the
affirmative, asked him if be 'would take
his oath to it. .Nothing loth, tne poul
terer assented and the-oath was, adminis
tered by the sprig of the law, who then
danundMl a dollar as his fee. -
An injured husband, in Dayton Ohio,
caught bis wife just on the point of elop
ing with a handsome young man. t-xe
tnnic terrible vengeance bv locking up
all her good clothes and then ' telling
her to go.
A rnaidont of New Albany. Indiana
who lost three wives by death and two by
elopement, has' just -entered upon his
sixtn, attempt at weaaea puss.
' Crisis." Hudson, of the California
Legislature, recently introduced a resolu
tion commencing, " Whereas, a crisis has
arrived in the American Government,"
etc., which gives Prentice Mulford occa
sion, to tkji"s'':T i ? 'iJ"K 'J'.'-ift
I believe . the American Government
has ever since its formation been in a
state of crisis. It has never been out of
one in my recollection. I first became
conscious ot politicsn Harrison, " Tippe-canoe-and-Tyler-too
' era. That was a
time of crisis. Well, sir, the crisis has
run on and on like a protracted meeting
ever since. There was once in my lite j
time a cessation ot the crisis. It was
hile I was out of the live world on a i
whaling voyage. But then, you see, that
was on account ot my getting out of the
country, and consequently out of the cri
sis. When I arrived home it was going
on just the same as ever. Indeed, they
said then it was worse, for the secession 1
ebulition had commenced. Well, when
that was settled, I did think it was over.
But no. Mr. Hudson, of Sonoma coun
ty, has received it, and says that his
particular crisis is of a more " acrid and
alarming nature than any preceeding
it." The crisis is an American institu
tion. It is necessary, inherent, national,
invetable. I welcome it. I like it. It
is to me familiar, time-honored and over
grown with old associations. '
Eccentric Prayers. Some very ec
centric expressions were used in the
prayers of the clergymen of the last cen
tury. An Edinburg minister was in
clined to grumble when he prayed, "Give
us not evil to think Thee neglectful of
Thine own, for we are Thine own family,
and we have been but scurvily provided
for this long time. ,
The following is a specimen of a bap
tismal prayer : "Lord, bless and preserve
this young calt, that be may grow an ox,
to draw in Christ s plough."
We wonder whether the municipal
gallery was occupied when Mr. .brskine
prayed thus : "Oh, Lord, have mercy
upon all fools and idiots, and particularly
on the Magistrates ot Hdinburg.
Mr. Dickson once indulged in the fol
lowing kitchen garden allegory : "Dibble 1
Thou the kail of Tby grace into our
hearts, and if we grow not up to the
stature of good kail, Lord make us good
sprouts at least.
Another ot something in the same
style was the following: "Unless our
heartsare mulched with the sham (dung)
ot grace we shall never thrive.
incohporated 1835
$7,000,000 00
' 62(1,573 85
T8B.H7 8
S,5U,771 00
575,600 00
8,342,100 00
2,862,081 41
Chartered by special Act of Congress,
Approved..- July 25, 1868.
Cash Capital,
$1,0 00,000.00
The Poor Farmer. His hens roost
in trees during the storms of Winter, and
he complains that they lay no eggs : bis
cows shiver by the side of the fence, and
he complains that the children eat too
much butter ; he goes to the grocery
with a jus in one end of the sack and
a stone in the other, and he wipes his
nose with his coat sleeve. Ohio Farmer.
Poor Prayers. The Lord, it is ru
mored, intends memoralizing the present
Legislature for a better quality of pray
ers in both Houses. lie intimates that
such supplication as he gets from that
quarter at $500 per lick would shame
Cain, Ananias or Jieelsebub. -cigaro.
Personal. H. W. Scott, chief of the
Oregonian, is expected to arrive home
from the East about the 15th inst.
Virtue and industry, paths to honor
and wealth.
Among the new fruits is the Colfax
Lopez is called " the Cat of Para
A parlor set Two young people
V llHE undersigned gives notice to the general
pnoiic, tnat ne is now manmacturing tne
Galesburg Patent Plow !
and any other style of plow that may be ordered.
Also, particular attention paid to
Horse Shoeing, Wagon and Darrlage
and General Jobbing.
AH 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 fie-ce Derry. Jr. WOOD.
Albany, .November 21, 1808-11
CLARENCE E. CLARK, Philadelphia, Presi
JAY COOKE, Chairman Finance A Executive
HENRY D. COOKE, Washington, Vice Presi
EMESLON W. PEET, Philadelphia, Secretary
E. S. TURNER, Washington, Assistant Sec
FRANCIS G. SMITH, M. D., Medical Director.
J. EWING MEAR3, M. P., Assistant Medical
fflHE attention of persona contemplating in-
I suring their lvres, or increasing the amount
of insurance they already nave, is called to the
special advantages offered by the . NATIONAL
It is a National Company, chartered by special
- Act of Conirress. 1868.
It has a Paid-up Capital of $1,000 ,0C0.
It offers Low rates of Premium.
It furnishes Larger Insurance thaa other Com
panies for the same money.
It is Definite and Certain in its Terms.
It is a Home Company in every locality.
It Policies are exempt from Attachment.
There are no Unnecessary Restrictions in tbe Pol
Every Policy is Non-forfeitable.
Policies may be taken which Pay to the Insured
their full Ampunt and Return all the Pre
miums so thai ihe Insurance costs Only the
Interest on the Annual Payments.
Policies may be taken that will Pay to the In-
, suren, after a certain number or years. Dur
ing Life, an Annual Income of One-Tenth the
Amount named in tbe Policy.
No Extra. Rata is charged for risks upon the
Lives or f emales.
Insures not to Pay Dividends, but at so low a
eost that dividends will be impossible.
By the Charter of tbe Company, certificates of
obligations will be issued, agreeing to purcoase
its policies at their value which, when accompa
nied by the policy duly assigned or transferred,
are negotiable, and may be used as collateral se
curity, in making loans from the Company or
j from other parties.
Cash assets..............
Cash-Dividend, 1887..,
Cash Dividend. 1868. .
Total suiplue dividend-
Losses paid in 1868. ....
Total losses paid.............
Income for 1S67-.. ..........
No extra ebarce for traveling to' and from the
Atlantic States, Europe, Oregon, or the Sandwich
islands. .. , ...
All Policies son-forfeiting, and governed by the
non-forfeiting law of Massachusetts,
Policy holders the only persona who receive d lr ,.
derds tn .tnis company, which are declarea
and paid annually ; first dividend avail- 1 ' '
: able at the payment of the seoon4 (
annual premiums. ; All Policies ; ; ,
remain in force as long as
- there is any surrender ' ' ' J
' , ' value. ' - " : .
This old and popular Company, (the oldest Urn- -
t oal Lug insurance Company in this
country) insures at the low
est possible rates. "'
The stability of this Company, with Its psst his
tory, increasing capital and business, and the sat-,
isfaetorv has discbarred its .
obligations in the past, are guaraa eea for the.
future sueh as lar-seeing and eareiul men require
in their Investments, v ';j-V; .k ,
Persons generally, who thoroughly underatavadl
the workings of Life Insurance, are anxious tax
avail themselves of its equitable provisions -
Full information will Tie given to those whs
desire, at the Agency. - , .?
Home Office, 39 State Street, Best. .
Pacifio Branch Offices, .
302 Montgomery Streetv San Franelace.
Room 3, Carter'i Snildimj, Portland, ' Oregon
EVERSOnr & HAIXSXS, General Afts.
Albany, September 19, 1888-2t
The Hon. Jno. E. Sanford, Insurance Commis
sioner of Massachusetts, in his Report for 1868, j
I speaking of Dividends In Life Insurance Compa
nies, say , f 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 beet security, with tbe most up
right and judicious management. : :
Farmers Can Ride and Plow,
Br SEcrfRiHS ova or v
Manufactured and sold for the very low price of
$65 and T.
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. Tbe
wbeels are four feet in diameter, and run en tbe
unplowed land. Its entire construction is ia no
way complicated. Tbe plow is managed in every
manner with ease, and requires only two lever
to be used in making any alteration. Tbe supe
riority ot the "Gay" Flow will be clearly shown
by the following certificate : ,
We, the undersigned, citisens of Linn eountv.
Oregon, having purchased and used upon our
farms the "Gay" Plow, hereby certify that tho
sa me has given us entire satisfaction. Its facility
for adjusting to suit tbe depth of furrow without
moving from the seat, is simple and easy. We
like the plow for its draught, because the same i
brought to bear directly upon the plow-beam in
stead of the carriage ; also, because it it strong
aad durable, all except the wood-work beiogreon-
strueiea oi wrougbt won no castings are used.
The wheels runniag upon the solid land i aa ad- '
vantage over other gang-plows, in striking onT'
land and in plowing, not baring to make the nec
essary changes in tho machinery, and the seat ia
always level, sot thr wing the driver forward or
sideways as in other plows. Better work and
more of it can be accomplished by the use of thsa
flow tnan by band.
rWe take pleasure in recommending the "Oir"
Ptow to our brother farmers, as one having o
superior in Oregon.
May 20th, 1869. :,
The "Oat" Plow is manufactured bv H.'
Goulding, Portland Machine Shop.
All orders will be promptly attended to by ad
V. V. GAY,
j Portland, Oregon.
Albany Agents.
for Linn A Benton countMe. "
for Linn A Benton counties.
May 22, '69-37
" By the Stock plan the full cash effect of the
premium ia immediately secured to the insured,
the Company taking all the risk.) By tbe Mu
tual plan, the fall value in insurance of the pre- i
i mium paid, is not secured to the policy-holder, i
who takes a portion of the risk himself.
of the best pattern I ' ' .
' " - AT,80
Tin, Sheet Iron and
Copper "V7",zo I
and tho usual assortment of Faraishing Goods t
Oregon, and Washington, Idano and
Montana Territories,
PORTLAND............ ..ORBG01T.
Cash Plait, Low Rate, Strictly Mutual, i
All Policies Non-Forfeiting by their
No Restriction on Travel, Residanea or
Policies issued in Gold or U. S. Curren
ey, as desired. , , .
No extra charge upon women.'
All Yarietics of Policies issued. I
Large Cash Value upon Surrendered
""Policies.: .:,..,.....
B. . MERRlXt, Agent, .
-' ' Albany, Oregoni
: Policies Issued In
G-old or . Currency.
Es9 Repair neatly and promptlg exmttetlt tV
$s4T on reaeonable terms, "ffisi ..
"Short reckonings, make long friends." '
Front street. . ...Albany,
Next door to Mansfield A Co.
si r
It Ongon ni WauafclBftam Trritrw
Albany, September II. 1869 1U - , ' ;