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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1870.
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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY
OPTICS OX C0RSER OF FERUY ASD FIRST-STS.
TERMS IN ADVANCE.
One Year Three Dollars
Six Months. Two Dollars
6inglo Copies Ten Cents
Transient advertisements per Square of ten
tinea or less, firjt insertion, each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
liberal terms. ,
Having reccired new type, stock of colored
nks, cards, a Gordon Jobber, etc., wo are prc-pa-ed
to execute all kinds of printing in a better
manner and fifty per cent, cheaper than ever bo
(fore offered in this city.
Agents for the Register.
The following gentlemen are authorized to re
ceivo and receipt for subscription, advertising,
ete., for the Register :
HIRAM SMITH, Esq Harrisburg.
Judge S. II. CLAUGUTOX v. Lebanon.
I'KTKR HUME, Esq .Brownsville
TV. R. KIRK, Esq
E. E. WHEELER., E-q Scio.
T. II. REYNOLDS, Esq Salem.
Geo. W. CANNON, Esj Portland.
L. P. FISHER, Esq 'Frisco.
E. F. RUSSELL,
Attorney at Law,
C. P. FERRY,
o t n i- .v Public
LEGAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS
made an 1 attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. X2'C9
Real Estate Broiersfc Collecting Agents
Portland, - - - - Oregon.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE
Pale of Real Estate, Ileal Eetato Litigation,
and the Collection of Claims.
Office, Jorth-wc.-t comer of First and Wash
ington t-trcets, Portland, Ogn. feb2C-70-2d
S. D. SMITH. : CEO. B. COOK.
Corner First and Morrison streets,
Portland, Oregon. .
Messrs. SMITH COOK have taken this
well known house, refitted and refurnished
it throughout, built a large addition, making
thirty more pleasant rooms, enlarged the Dining
and Sitting rooms, making it by far the
Best Hotel iu Portland,
A call from the traveling public will satisfy
them that the above statements are true.
SMITH fc COOK, Trops.
N. B. Hot and cold Baths attached to the
house for the benefit of guests. 50
Portland, August I5th, IS69.
Front and Washington Streets,
X.. P. W. Qnimcy, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of tho Western Hotel.)
TTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
FFICE Oa Main street, opposito Foster's
Brick. . I-t3
Uefice Iuthe Parrtsh Brick.
Hiitaaidel & Co., j
DEALERS IX GROCERIES AND PRO
vUions, Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
E. A. Freeland,
f-EALER IN EVERYDESCRTPTION OF
J School. Miscellaneous end Blank Bocks,
Stationery. Gold and Steel Pens, Ink, etc., Post
office Building, Albany, Oregon. Books ordered
from New York and Saa Francisco. I
TniS HOUSE is the most commodions in tho
State, newly furnished, and it will bo ths
endeavor of the I'rnprictor to make his gueste
comfortable. Nearest Hotel to tho steamboat
SF-?) Tho Concord Coach will always be four
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar
river boats, carrying passengers and their bag
gage to and from the boats free of chnrye.
Jnte supplied tctth Patent Fire Ejrtiiiynihcr9.
FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.
Browssville, April 26, is70.
Mr. D. L. Allinghatn, the proprietor of
steam saw mill on Brush creek, who
has been residing here during the winter,
sending his children to school, moved his
family back to the mill, yesterday, where
they will reside during the summer.-
.The district school in North Browns
ville commenced yesterday. Mrs. Martin,
teacher. She is a western lady, and cainc
from Chicago last fall. This is her first
school in Oregon.
Rev. Mr. Crow, of the United Breth
ren, delivered a temperance lecture in
Smith's Hall last night. He has a hap
py variety of stirring appeals and laugh
able anecdotes, which interested, edified
and amused his hearers, and sent them
home in a good humor witn themselves
and the rest of the world, except " King
Alcohol" and its devotees. Good lec
tures on that subject are much needed in
our land, and wc are glad to see the min
istry taking hold of it, for we thiuk it
their duty to lecture as well as preach
against the prevailing evils of the day. ,
Rev. Mr. Robe, of the Presbyterian
church, will lecture here, on the same
subject, on next Monday morning.
. Mr. George Blakely left here yes
terday, for Corvallis, to attend the
nigh school there, lie was a pupil id
the Albany school during the winter.
George is a promising young man, and
seems bent on getting an education. We,
with the rest of his numerous friends,
wish him much success.
Front street : : : Portland, Oregon.
THE UNDERSIGNED, HAYING PUR
chased this well known Hotel, are now pre
pared to offer the traveling public better accom
modations than can be found elsewhere in the
ISoard and Lodging $2 OO per day.
vey Passengers and baggage to and trom tlie
Hotel free of chnrtje.
J. B. SFRENGER
S- II. Clacrhton,
NOTARY PUBLIC ANDREAL ESTATE
AGENT. OSice in the Post 02ioe building,
Lehanon, O, c-jnn.
Will attend to making Deeds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. - I
j. a. MiTcnei.i.. j. t. nor.rn: A. smith.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
VTTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS at LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
miralty. Otlico over the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. I
JAMES A. WARNER,
Civil Enffiuecr &. Surveyor.
IS PREPARED TO DO SURYEYING AND
Engineering. Uses improved Solar Compass.
Orders by mail promptly attended to. Residence
on 4th St., opposite Dr. Tate's residence, Albany
POWELL. L. FL1NX.
Powell & Flinn,
ATTORNEYS A COTJNSfcLLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery,
(I. Flinn, Notary Public,)
Albany, Oregon. Collections and conveyances
prumply attended to. I
T. M. BEDFIELO. ' P. W. SPINK.
V. M REDFIELB S CO.,
CONSTANTLY on hand and receiving, a
largo stock of
Groceries and Provisions,
Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions, Ae., Ac., Wholesale
and Retail, opposite R. C. Hill A Son's drug
(tore, Albany, Oregon. 5oct9 ;
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
Corner First and Washington Sts.,
ALBANY, - OREGON.
B. BRENNER, Proprietor.
WITn A NEW BUILDING, NEWLY
Furnished throughout, the nronriotor
hopes to give entire satisfaction to the traveling
. 1 i : ftl i i ,. , ... . , V
jntoiic. xue ueua are Buppuea witu sprxng-Dot-
toms. a he table will receive the closest atten
tion, and everything the market affords palatable
io guests wm oe supplied. jauza-2i
Plain street, - Albany, Oregon.
jtlcats 6f All
OP THE VERY BEST
' Constantly on hand.
SO-Cra G. B.
Wc think we are doing our readers a
favor by calling thcr attention "to the
handsome catalogues of the well known
Agricultural Warehouse of Messrs R.
II. Allen & Co., of New York City, the
oldest and largest establishment. The
Retail Seed Catalogue has numerous il
lustrations of the Novelties and Special
ties in Vegetable, Grain and Grass Seeds
and, though expensive, is sent to all ap
The Hotel Coach will bo in attendance to con- I plicants On receipt of Stamp to prepay
j postage. They deal largely also in Agri-
cultural Implimtnts and Machines, and
j Small Tools of every kiud for Farmers,
Gardeners, and Stock Raisers use, and
Office Oregon A California Stage Company, B.
G. WmTBnous,?, Agent. 2tf
. Iew Colciiialiian Hotel,
N-s. 11S, 120 aud 122 Front street,
PORTLAND, : : : OREGON
ED. CARNEY, PROPRIETOR.
The Largrcst, Best and most Convenient
ZZotcl in Portland!
Located in the center of business and near all
the steamboat landings.
Board and lodging
From one to two dollars per day according to the
Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Superior accommodations for families.
S3 The New Columbian Hotel Coach will be
in attendance at all the landings to convey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 Free ct Charge ! -5 69
ItZRS. a. j. dcniwat,
FasMonaMe lilMeryand Fancy Goofls.
Follows Bress and Cloak making- in all
their varied branches.
BLEACHES AND PRESSES STRAW GOODS
In Latest Style and best manner.
STAMP TOR BRAID AND EMBROIDERY.
Corner Firet and Broadalbin streets, Albany,
Corner First and Broad Albin streets,
publish a Large Catalogue, which is a
handsome volume of about 300 pages
with nearly 600 illustrations of the La
test and Most Improved articles in their
line; among them many things which
our farmers ought to have, and wJiicIi lliey
cannot Lui at any cf our local stores. Of
course this is a costly book, they charge
SI for it, but even this is refunded to tit-
jmrchascr when he sends an order so that
in reality it costs nothing. Even if it
did, we should advise every man who
owns any land, no matter how small, to
get a copy now. Their address is P. O.
Rox 37G, N. Y. City.
Terrible Accident. A telegram
from Richmond (Va.), dated April 27th,
gives an account of a terrible accident,
caused by the giving way of the floor in
the upper room of the Capitol building.
An immenso crowd were assembled to
hear the decision in the Mayoralty case.
About 11 o'clock the floor gave way be
neath the dense weight, precipitating the
crowd to the floor below the room occu
pied by the House of Delegates. It is
supposed that twenty members of the
Legislature wero killed and wounded,
and many other prominent citizens.
About two hundred persons are more or
less injured by the accident. Gov. Wal
ker escaped unhurt, although on the
court room floor at the time. Tho total
number of killed, it is thought, will reach
over sixty. Mourning covers the whole
city. Both branches of tho Legislature
met at the Exchange Hotel, meeting and
adjourning merely to avoid any interrup
tion to the proceedings. It is believed
that the building now will be abandoned.
It was built in 1792.
ALBANY S HAVING SALOON.
THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING OPENED
, a New Shaving Saloon, on First street, Al
bany, Oregon, invites all those wishing a Clean
Shave, Hair .Dressing, or Shampooing, to give
J. il. BACKENSTO.
Albany, April 2, 1470.-30
AtMISr BATH MOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD EESPECT
fully inform tho-citizis of Albany and vi
ciuity that he has tali en charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict att iutlc J to business, expects to suit all
those who may favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but
First-Class Hair Dressing- Saloons,
be eznees to give entire satisfaetion to all.
Children and Ladies' hair neatly cut and
Shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER.
KINDS, printed at tho very lowest
is ordered, at this office.
JTTf PABTICDI.AB ATTEHTIOS PAID TO -tfr
ORDERS OP ALL KINDS
in his line.
fflOctofW. 1863-3 ' ' 0J$Q
I AM PREPARED, TO BO
AI.X, KINDS OF TURNING I . "
I keep on hand and make to order
3- Shop near tho "Magnolia Mills."
JOHN M. METZLEE.
Albany, Nov. 28, 1868-12
Southern Oreoon. We clip the
following paragraphs from the Roseburg
Ensign of April 30 :
r, A gentleman from Myrtle Creek in
forms us that very rich diggings we0
struck last week on Myrtle Creek, in a
gulch that had not before been thorough
ly prospected. Miners are reported to
be taking out from two to three dollars
to the pan in some instances. These
rich deposits do not seem to bo exten
sive in that district.
We learn that Mr. Ilyman Abraham,
who has been under the caro of a surgeon
in San Francisco for six months past, is
expected home soon. His condition is
said to bo much improved.
- . - . , ' .; .
Full Files of this Paper can be
found m New York, at tho office of Geo.
P, Rowell & Co., Advertising Agents,
No. 40 Park Row. . . , :,
Washington Territory. Hon S
Garfielde expects to reach Washington
Territory in time to take part in tho
winding up of the canvass".
THE IJAltBER OP STOCKS B A WJLLR.
A TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL.
BY MARK LEMON.
At the little town of Stocksbawler, on
the lower Rhine, in tho year of gra,ce
1830, resided oue Hans Scrapschins, an
industrious and close shaving barber. His
industry met with duo encouragement
from the bearded portion of the commu
nity; and the softer sex, whose greatest
fault is fickleness, generally selected Hans
for "the honor of new-fronting them, when
they had s;rown tired of the ringlets na
ture had bestowed, and which time had
IIan3 continued to shave and thrive,
and all the careful old burghers foretold
of his future well-doing ; when he met
with a misfortune, which promised for a
time to shut up his shop and leave him
a beggar. He fell in love.
Neighbors warned "Hans of the conse
quences of his folly; but all remonstrance
was in vain. Customers became scarce,
wearing out their patience and their wigs
together ; the shop became dirty, and
winter saw the flies of summer scattered
on his show board.
Agnes Flirtitz was the prettiest girl in
Stocksbawler. Her eyes were as blue as
a summer's sky, her cheeks as -rosy as an
autumn sunset, and her teeth as white as
winter's snow. Her hair was a beautiful
flaxen not a drab but that peculiar
seven-penny moist sugar tint which the
poets of old were wont to call golden.
Her voice was melodious; her notes in
all were equal to Grisi's ; in short, she
would have been a desirable, lovablo
young lady, ii she had not been a co
Hans met her at a festival given in
commemoration of the demise of the bur
gomaster's second wife I beg pardon, I
mean in celebration of his union with his
third bride. From that day Hans was a
lost barber. Sleeping, waking-, shaving, j
curling, weaving, powdering, he thought j
of nothing but Agnes. Jlis love dreams
placed him in all kinds of awkward pre
dicaments. Aud Agnes what thought she of the
unhappy barber ? Nothing, except that
he was a presumptuous puppy, and wore
unfashionable garments, llans received
an intimation of this latter opinion; aud,
after sundry quailings and misgivings, he
resolved to dispose of his remaining stocu
in trade, and, for once, dress like a gen
tleman. The measures had been taken
by the tailor, tho garmcuts had been
basted and tried on, and Hans was stand
ing at his door in a state of feverish ex
citement, awaiting their arrival in a com
pleted condition (as there was to boa file
on the morrow, at which Agnes was to be
present,) when a stranger requested to bo
shaved. Hans wished him at the ncx.t
barber's ; but there was something so un
pleasantly positive in the visitor's appear
ance, that he had not the power to object,
so politely bowed him into the shop. The
stranger removed his cap, and discovered
two very ugly protuberances, one on each
side of his head, and of most uophrenc
logical appearance. Uans commenced op
erations the lather dried as fast as he
laid it on, and the razor emitted small
sparks as it oncountered the bristles on
the stranger's face. Hans felt particu-"
larly uncomfortable, and not a word had
hitherto passed on either side, when the
stranger broke the ice by asking rather
abruptly, " Have you any schnapps in the
house?" Hans jumped like a parched
pea. Without waiting for a reply, the
stranger rose, "and opened the cupboard.
" I never take anything stronger than wa
tor," said Hans, in reply to the "Pshaw!"
which broke from the stranger's lips as
he smelt at the contents of a little brown
pitcher. ' More fool you," replied his
customer. " Here, taste that some of
the richest grape-blood of Rheinga; "Ha
ha ! and yet you hope to thrive with the
women," said the stranger. "No wonder
that Agnes treats you as she does. Rut
drink, man! drink!"
The stranger took a pipe, and coolly
seated himself again in his chair, h ung
one leg over the back of another, and
striking his finger briskly down his nose,
elicited a flame that ignited his tobacco,
and then he puffed and puffed, till every
moth in the Bhop coughed aloud. The
uneasiness of Hans increased, and he
looked toward tho door with tho most
cowardly intention and, lo ! two laugh
ing, dimpled faces was peeping in at
them. "Haw! how are you?" said the
st. anger; "come in ! come in I" and to
Hans' horror, two very equivocal damsels
entered the shop. Hans felt scandalized,
and was about to make a most powerful
remonstrance, when ho encountered the
vn nf his imnertinent customer; and,
from its sinister expression, ne iiiuuyui.
it wise to be silent. One of the damsels
aontAd Lprplf on the strancer's knee,
whilst th nthfir looked most coaxingly to
the barber; who, however, remained proof
io ail ner wiuaa uuu -"-j
"Sblitzen"!" exclaimed the lady, "the
man's an icicle 1
fool ! " said the stran
cer: and his inamorata concurred in the
onininn. The flask was again proflered
the eye-artillery again brought into ac
tion, but llans remameu wibwi
A nna TiMirtitz.
v The stranger rubbed the palm' of his
hand on one of his head ornaments, as
though he were somewhat perplexed at
the contumacious conduct of the barber;
then rising he graciously led the ladies
rt t.iin atnnrl. with one foot on the
aton nf th door, he turned his head
sr-nrnfnilw over his shoulder and 6aid,
"Hans, you are nothing but a barber;
but before I cat, you shall repent of your
" What security have I that you will
keep your word ?" replied Hans, who
felt emboldened by the outside situation of
hia customer, aud tho Bhop poker, of
which he had obtained possession.
The best in tho world," said the
stranger. "lere, tace these! and plac
ing both rows of his teeth in the hands
of the astonished Hans, he quietly walked
up the street with the ladies.
The astonishment or Hans had some
what subsided, when Stitz, the tailor, en
tered with the so-much and so-long ex
pected garments. The stranger was for
gotten; the door was belted, the clothes
tried on, and they fitted to a miracle. A
small thrco cornered piece of looking
glass was held in every direction by the
delighted tailor, who declared his per
formance chef d'feuvre and llans felt
for the first time in his life that he looked
like a gentleman. Without a tnoment's
hesitation, or the slightest hint at dis
count for ready money, ho gave the tailor
his last thaler and his old 6uit'of clothes,
as per contract; shook Stitz's hand at
parting till every bone of the tailor's fin
gers ached for au hour afterward, bolted
the door, and went to bed the poorest but
happiest barber in Stocksbawler.
After a restless night, Hans rose the
next morning with the oddest sensation
in the world. He fancied that the bed
was shorter, the chairs lower, and the
room smaller than on the preceding day;
but attributed this feeling to the' feverish
sleep he had had, he proceeded to put on
his pantaloons. With great care he thrust
his leg into its proper division, when to
his horror and amazement, he found that
he had grown two feet at least during the
night; and that the pantaloons which
had fitted so admirably before, were now
only knee breeches. He rushed to the
window with the intention of breaking
his neck by a leap into the street, when
his eye fell upon tho strange customer
of the preceding day, who was leaning
against the gable end of the house oppo
site, quietly smoking his meerschaum.
Hans paused ; then thought, and then
concluded that having found an appetitej
he had repented ot ins boast-at parting,
and had called for his teeth, licing a
good naturcd lad,. Hans shuffled down
stairs, and opening the door, called him
to conic over. The stranger obeyed the
summons, but honorably refuted to"accept
of his teeth, except on the conditions of
his wager. To Hans' great surprise, he
seemed ti be well accquaintcd with the
phenomenon of the past night, and good
naturedly offered to go toStitz.and inform
him of the barber's dilemma. The stran
ger departed, and in a few moments the
tailor arrived, and having ascertained by
his inch measure the truth of Hans' con
jectures, bade him be of gcd cheer, a3
he had a suit of clothes which would ex
actly fit him. They had been made for
a traveling giant, who had either forgot--ten
to cajj for them, or suspected that
fctitz would require the gelt bclore be
gave up the broadcloth.
I he tailor was right they did nt and
in an hoar atterwarus llans was on ms
way to the fete. When he arrived there,
many of his old friends stood agape for a
few moments; but, as stranger things had
occurred in Germany than a man growing
two feet in oue night, they soon ceased
to notice the alteration in Hans' appear
ance. Agnes was evidentaiiy strucK witn
the improvement of the barber's figure,
and for two whole hours did he enjoy the
extreme felicity of making half a-dozen
other young gentlemen miserable by mo
nopolizing the arm and conversation ot
the beauty ot fatocksbawlerr Uut pleas
ure, like fine weather, lasts not forever ;
and, as Hans and Agnes turned the cor
ner of a path, his eye again encountered
tho stranger. Whether it was from fear
or dislike he knew not, but his heart
seemed to sink, and so did his body; for,
to his utter dismay, he found that he
had shrunk to his original proportions,
and that the garment of the. giant hung
about him in anything but graceful fes
toons. He felt that he was a human
telescone, that some infernal power could
elongate or shut up at pleasure.
The whole band of jealous rivals set up
the "Laughing Chorus," and Agnes, in
the extremity of her disgust, turned up
her nose till she nearly fractured its
bridge, whilst Hans rushed from the
scene of his disgrace, and never stopped
running until he opened the door ot
his little shop, threw himself into the
chair, and laid his head down upon an
old "family Bible," whicll chanced to be
upon the table. In this position he con
tinued for some time, when, on raising
his head, he found his tormentor and the
two ladies grouped like the Graces in the
center of the apartment.
. "Well, Scrapschins," said the gentle
man, "I have called for my teeth. . You
see I have kept my promise." Hans
sighed deeply, and trfe ladies giggled.
"Nay, man, never look so glum! Here,
take the flask forget Agnes, and console
yourself with tho love of "
The conclusion of this haranguo must
forever remain a mystery; for Hans, at
this moment, took up the family volume
which had served him -for a pillow, and
dashed it at the heads of the trio. A
scream, so loud that it broke the tympa
num of his left ear, seemed to issue from
them simultaneously a thick vapor filled
the room, which gradually cleared off
and left no traces of Hans' visitors but
three small sticks- of stone brimstone.
The truth flashed upon tho barber his
visitor was- the far-famed Mephistophiles.
Hans packed up his remaining wardrobe,
razor, strop, soapdish, scissors and combs,
and turned his back upon Stocksbawler
forever. Four years passed away, and Hans
was again a thriving man, and Agnes
Flirtitz the wife of the. doctor of Stocks
bawler.. Another year passed cn, and
Hans was both a husband and a father;
but the coquette, who had nearly been
his ruin, had eloped with the chasseur of
a travelling nobleman. '
"My boy, what does your mother do
for a living?" Was' asked of a little bare
footed urchin. "She eats cold victuals,
sir." . :
The Signs of the Hands.
A. R. Craig, in his "Rook of tho
Hands; or, Modern Palmistry," . brings
together a largo amount of amusing gos-
sip, without saying now mocn oi is no
believes. He founds his story upon tho
system of D'Arpentigny and Desbarolles,
the celebrated l tench Ulurouianccrs.
From them are takcu iuto detail the rules
for interpreting all the knots and hollowp,
Hues and futrows that occur in various
hands; and he who studies them aright
will be able to tell fortunes and read
characters, at any rate .as wisely as any
wandering gipsy. Without much study
he may be, in a supcificial way a palmist.
If the palm of' the hand bo long, and
the fingers well proportioned, etc., not
soft, but rather hard, it denotes the per
son to be ingepious, but changeable, and
given to theft and vice.
If the hand be hollow, solid, and well
knit in the joints, it predicts long life,
but if overthwartcd then it denotes short
life. , 5
Observe the finger of Mercury that
is, the little finger, if the end of -it ex
ceeds the joint of the ring finger, such a
"man will rule in his own house; and his
wife will be pleasing and obedient to him;
but if it bo short, and does not reach the
joint, he will have a shrew, and eho'will
wear the breeches.
Rroad nails show the person to be
bashful, fearful, but of a gentle nature.
Narrow nails denote the person to be
inclined to mischief, and to do injury to
Long nails show a person to be good
naturcd but distrustful, and loving re
conciliation rather than differences.
Oblique naib signify deceit and want
Little round nails denote obstinate, an
ger and hatred.
If they be crooked at the extremity,
they show pride and fierceness.
Round nails show a choleric pcrscn,
vet scon reconciled, honest, a lover of
Fleshy nails denote the person to be
mild in temper, idle and lazy.
Vale and black nails show the person
to be very deceitful to his neighbor, and
subject to many diseases.
Red and marked nails signify a chol-
oric and martial nature, given to cruelty;
and as many little marks as there nie
speak of many evil desires.
"Equitable Adjustment."; We
ask honest Uemocrats how they can
truthfully assert that they are tot in
fayor of repudiating the National Debt,
when with the same breath they ac
knowledge they are in favor of an "equit
able adjustment" of that debt ? In the
language of your great leader, Mr. Fay :
"If equitable adjustment does not mean
repudiation, what docs it mean ? Then
why not let the original resolution stand?
Give us for once,-just once, a Demo
cratic platform. We haven't had one
for ten years."
Railroad Papers. Hon. Geo. E.
Cole, agent of the Oregon and California
Railroad Company, was at this place on
the 23d, and recorded in the office of the
County Clerk a mortgage of all the rail
road property of said company, including
the right of way and franchise, to Faxton
D. Atherton and Milton S. Latham, as
Trustees for the negotiation of the bonds
of said company, lie also recorded, at
the same time; a "trust deed" of all the
land, etc., granted by Congress to aid in
the construction of the road, to the same
parties in their capacity as Trustees.
These instruments designate the route of
the road as "through the Willamette,
Umpqua and Rogue River valleys," and
are recorded in every county through
which the route passes. . Five millions cf
the bonds of this company have been ne
gotiated in Europe, and it is probable
that the whole will scon be taken. This
gives our people a renewed assurance
that we are to have a railroad through
this valley at no vvery distant day.
Editing a Paper.
The following was found in the offiers
of an editor by the county sheriff:
Editing a paper k a very pleasant bu
If it contains too tnueb political matter "
people won't have it. j -
If it contains to little they won't haver
it- . ' . i ,
If tho type is large it don't contain
enough reading matter. ; -
If the type is small they can't read it.
If we publish telegraph reports folk
say they are nothing bnt lies.
.If we omit them people say we have no
enterprise, or suppress them for political
If we hare in a few jokes people soy
We are nothing but a rattlehead.
If we publish original matter tltejr
damn us for not giving selections. t , ,
If we jiublish selections falls say we
aro lazy for not writing more, and giving- -
them what they bare not read . sow
other paper. - .
It we irive a man complimentary noti
ces we are censured for being partial.
If wo do not, all hands say we aro
great hog. - -
If we insert articles which please tho
ladies, men become jealous. '
If we do not cater to their wishes the
paper is not a lit one to have in their
If we attend church they say it is only
for effect. '
If we do not they denounoe na a-dcit-
ful and desperately wicked.
It we stay in our omce and - attend td
our business folks say we are too proud to
mi nn-le with our fellows. ':
If we go out they Bay we never attend
If wo do not pay all bills promptly
folks say we are not to bo trusted.
It we do pay promptly they say we aro
To See down a,Well. The New
Hampshire Journal of Agriculture sug
gests an excellent plan for exploring tho
bottom of a well: " It is ot generally
known how easy a matter it is-to examine
the bottom of a well, cistern or pond of
water by the use of a common mirror.
When the sun is shining brightly, hold
the mirror so- that the reflected rays of
light will fall into the water. A spot
will be seen at the bottom, so light as to
show the smallest object plainly. Ry
this means we have examined bottoms of
wells 50 foot deep, when half full or moio
of water. The .smallest straw or other .
small objects can be perfectly seen from
the Eurface. In the same' way one can
examine the bottom of ponds and rivers,
if the water be somewhat clear, and not
agitated by winds or rapid motion. If a
Well or cistern be under cover, or ahaoed
by buildings, so that the sunlight will
not fall near the opening, it is only nec
essary to employ two mirrors, using on a
to reflect the light to the opening, and
another to send it down perpendicularly
into the water. - Light may bo thrown
fifty or a hundredd yards to the precise
spot desired, and then reflect downward.
ehave used mirrors with success to re
flect the light around the field to a shaded
spot, and also to carry it from a south
window through two rooms, and then
into a cistern under the north sido of thq
house. "" ' -
Count Jo. Smith in. The Herald
has oceans of words to waste away in
describing the railroad projected between
Astoria, McMinville and Portland, as a
humbug devised . by . Senator Williams
and Ren Holladay. Only two days age,
we received from Washington copies of
the Uongressional Ulobe, with marked
passages to call attention to the debate in
the House on the Rill granting lands to
aid this very road, and reporting at length
the remarks and explanations 'of Hon.
Joseph Smith, of Oregon, in its favor.
That gentleman was very energetically
combatting all tho expressions against
railroad grants, and urging the importance
of the measures with true Oregon zeal,
and actually prevented its reference to a
committee where it would.not have been
heard from to be acted upon this session.
A3 Mr. Smith is fighting hard for the
bill iu the House, will not the Herald in
future be just enough to include him in
rtho copartnership, and in future describe
the est-Sside Road as a humbug got up
by Jo. Smith, Ben Holliday and Wil
liams. Statesman. '
The Indian Mail is somewhat inigmat
icial in its announcement of tho death
of an unfortunate Englishman, who seems
to have indulged too much in some convi
valines. . It says: "A friend called to
see him on tho following morning, and
round him suttenna: very much. Mr. H
afterward went out for a walk and threw
himself down a khud. The knansamah
at tho dawitbungalow promptly got
jampan, and sent him to Kalka. On the
way he expired.
V ' '" V
I have lost flesh, as tho butcher said
when bis cart was robbed.
The Trout. The, trout is flie ontr
fish that comes in and goes out of season
with the deer: he grows rapidly, and dies
early after reaching his full growth. Tho
ten ale spawns in October at a different
time from other fish; afterwards both
male and female become lean, and Un
wholesome eating, and it examined close
ly, will bo found covered with a species
of clove-shaped insects, which appears to
suck their substance from them; and. they
continue sick until warm weather wheu
they rub the insects off on the . brave!.
and immdiatcly grow strong. The female
is i b best tor the table, she may be
known by her small head and deep body.
heads are so small as to be disproportion-
cd to the size of the body. The trout is
less oily and richer than the salmon; the
enialc is much brighter and more beao-
t'ful than the male; thay swim rapidly,
and often leap, like a salmon, to a great
ueignt wnen ascending streams: in a
trout-pond they may bo fed with angle
worms, reiebugs, crickets, grass-hobpers,
etc., which tbey attack with great vorse-
uy. 'Jhey grow much more rapidly in
ponds than in their native streams, from
the fact that they are better fed and not
compelled to exorcise. Trout are tho
only fish known that possess a - voice,
which, is perceived by pressing them,
when - they tremblo and imitate a mur
muring Etmnd. .
' Our Poets. A paragraph lately pub
lished giving the ages of American poets
suggests a statement of their property
and how, in .each case, it was acquired.
Bryant reputed wealth worth $50,000
made chiefly by journalism; Longfellow
is estimated at 8500,000, the gift of his
father-in-law; Nathan Appleton besides
the considerable profits of his poems;
Holmes is rated at $100,000, hereditary
property increased by lecturing and lit
erature; Whittier, who lives frugally, is
worth 830,000, inherited and earned in
law, lecturing and literature; Lowell is
said tv be worth 830,000 or 340,000,
hereditary and acquired in his chair as
professor in Harvard College; Poker is
rich by inheritance and is wbrth probably
8100,000; Bayard Tavlor is a nasrof in
dependent property, the profits of his lit
erature; lecturing, snd
the Tribune fitock. Vcnly, our Amen
can poets are a prosperous set of ftUowa.
A Success. SonHigs show twenty
eight feet of water on the highest point
of Blossom Rock left, by tho explosion
at low tide. The contract only called
for twenty four,