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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1S70.
PITBUSBED KVERT SATCROAY BT
erricE os corker of terrt aj first-sts.
TERMS IN ADVANCE.
One Year... t. Three Uollar
Six Monthi.. Two Dollars
Single Copies Ten Cents
Transient advertisements per Square of ten
ines or less, first insertion, $3; each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
- JOB WORK.
Having; receivod new type, stock of colored
inks, cards, m Gordon Jobber, etc.. we are pre-fa-d
to eseeute all kinds of printing in a better
nsnner and fitly per cent, cheaper than ever be
Core offered jsi-this city.
Agents for the Register.
The following gontlcmon are nntborixed to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc.. for the Rkcister :
HIKAM SMITH. Kl ...ITarrisbnrg.
Ju.lifc 8. If. CLAVtJUTON Lebanon.
VKTEIt HUME, Esq -Brownsville
W. R. KIRK. Esq
E. K. WHEELER. E.-q Scio.
T. II. REYNOLDS, K.-q Salem.
EO. W. CANNON, Esq Portland.
L. T. IFISHER, Esq ...'Frisco.
o t a r v Public
LEGAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS
mode an t attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. I2'69
BCRMESTEU & BELLISGER,
A TTORNEVS AJeD COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Oefice In the Parrish Ert t.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
E. F. RUSSELL, I
Attorney at Law, J
C. T. FERRY, -Notary
RUSSELL & FERRY
Real Estate Brokers & Collectiiig: Agents,
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE
Sale of Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation,
and tbo Collection of Claims.
Office, North-west corner of First and Wash
ington Streets, Portland, Ogn. feb26-70-25
S. D. SMITH. GEO. B. COOK.
Corner First and Morrison streets,
Messrs. SMITH A COOK have taken this
well known house, refitted and refurnished
it tnroughotit, built a large addition, making
thirty more pleasant rooms, enlarged the Dining
and Sitting rooms, making it by far the
Best Hotel in Portland.
A call from the traveling public will satisfy
them that the abore statement are true.
SMITH A COOK. Props.
N. B. Hot and cold Baths attached to the
house for the benefit of guests. 50
Portland, August lath, IS09.
Front and Washington . Streets,
X. P. W. Qnimby, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of the Western Hotel.)
BUILDERS, ATTENTION I
SASH, BLIND AM) BOOR
FACTO II Y !
s. a. At-TiiousE. x. irmcnr. j. r. backssto.
ALTHOUSE & CO.,
1.YOX STREET, (o3f TIIE KIVKR BASK.),
albany, : : oregon.
keep on hand a full assortment,
and are prepared to
JF'vkT-nialf to Order,
such as -
Crown, Panel, Band, and Section Mold
of all sizes.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES !
and all other kinds of
EViililiiii? material !
THIS HOUSE is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be ths
endeavor of the Proprietor to make his gueste
comfortable. Nearest Hotel to the steamboat
ZZ?f The Concord Coach will always be four
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar. j nr fTC TIT (VSl t 1T fYS
river boats, earryingpassengers and their ba t'- i A LU I? 5 Jt Ma" II kJ I LUll "
gage to and from the boats free of tharne. . .
llituse itjptitl with Patent fire Extinguisher.
Are prepared to do MILL WORK : furnish Sha
ker Fans. Zigzag Shakers, Suction Fans, Driving
Pulleys, of any kind, at our Factory on Lyon
street, (on the river bank), next below Markham's
ALTHOUSE b CO.
Albany, February 20, 1869-2
-On Main street, opposite Foster's
hand and receiving.
large stock of
Groceries and Provisions,
Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions. Ac. Ac. Wholesale
and Retail, opposite Jl. C. Hill A Son's drug
store. Albany, Oregon. -jo40'70
Uiltabidel & Co.,
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND PRO
visions. Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery. Tobacco, Cigars. Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express ofSce, Albany,
E. A. Frceland,
rEALER IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
1 J beboot, Jiisceuaneuus ani cmni wii.
Stationery. tJold and Ste-1 Pens, Ink, etc., Post
otBce Building, Albany, Oregon. Books ordered
from New York and San Francisco. I
S. H. Claughton,
"TOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
X AGEXT. Office in the Post Office building.
Lebtxnnn , Oregon.
Will attend to making Deeds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. I
' rjlIIE nntersigned gives notice to the general
J public, that he is now manufacturing the
waljelursr Patent Plow !
and any other style of plowthat may bo ordered,
j Also, particular attention paid to
Wagon Making' and XXorsc-shoeing.
HIE l'VDERTBNKD .HAVING PUR- ; ipn wr nn: u inj mnp u ;nv mi
Farmers Can Ride and Plow,
i r SECURING OXE or THE
Manufactured and sold for the very low price of
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 nse. The
wheels are four feet in diameter, and run on the
unplowcd land. Its entire construction is- in no
way complicated. The plow is managed in every
manner with case, and requires only two levers
to be used in making any alteration. The supe
riority of the "Gay" Plow will be clearly shown
by the following certificate :
We, the undersigned, citizens of Linn county,
Oregon, having purchased and used upon our
farms the ?'Gay" Plow, hereby, certify that the
same has given us ontircsatiafat-tion. Its facility
for adjuitiug to suit the depth of furrow without
moving from the sent, is simple and easy. We
like the plow for its draught, because the same is
brought to bear directly upon the plow-ben m in
stead of the corriage ; also, because it is strong
and durable, nil except the wood-work being con
structed of wrought iron no ea-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 changes in the machinery, and the sent is
always level, not thr wing the driver forward or
sideways as in other plows. Better work and
more of it ean be accomplished by the use of this
Plow than by hand.
We take pleasure in recommending the "Gat"
Plow to our brother farmers, as one baring "no
superior in Oregon.
J. G. REED. W. P. ESIIOM,
A. S. LOONEY. E. W. PIKE.
W. II. GOLTTREE. II. DAVID.-ON.
May 20th, I860.
The "Gat" Plow is manufactured by H.
Goubling. Portland Machine Phop.
All orders will be promptly attended to by ad
C. F. GAY,
CEO. F. SETTLEMIER,
X It U G C5- X S3 T.
(Successor to D. W. Wakefield,)
Parrlsh's Mew Building, Klrst Street,
"Drugs and Medicines,
PAINTS. OILS, GLASS, ETC.
Front street : : : Portland, Oregon.
s well known Hotel, arc now pre- i Horse shoeing as follows : Cash, ?2 ; credit. So
parci to utler the traveling pm.lic better aceom- : .
raodations than can be found elsewhere in the i All work entrusted to me will receive prompt
cjtv ; attention, and be executed in the best possible"
" " . . , rt , ! manner with good material. A allure of public
Board and lodging gg OO per day. , patron,ge ;3 cited.
Shop on corner Ellsworth and Second streets,
The Hotel Coarh will be in attendance to con- , opposite Pie-ce" Ferry. F. WOlll.
vcy Passengers and baggnge to and from the j Albany, November 21, TSflS-T I
J. BAEROWS CO.. Agents
for Linn A Benton counties.
JOHN BRIGGS. Affut
for Linn A Benton counties.
May 22, '69-37 i
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO,
All artiel.a warranted pur. and of the Vest
Physicians Prescriptions carefully eompenadea.
. Albany, Oct. 17, ISfiS-dtf
Walk in! , Walk in!
LADIES AND1 GENTLEMEN I
R. RREER'S STORE,
and see the goods which he U receiving direct
which he is going to sell very low for
Cash or Produce!
Call and examine my Goods "before you pur
chase elsewhere, as I am always willing to sb.w
; A. B. I will pay from date for thirty days t
1 come, 30 tents per dozen for Eggs.
fcep. 25, -09-Zy B. BRENNER.
SATV Fit AX CISCO STORE!
CORXSR riRHT AND PBKRT STREBTS,
ALBANY 1 OKEGON.
. About Uim County, Oregon.
Hotel yrec o' charge.
3. B. PPRENGER.
J. It. XITI TTEt.l..
J. !T. DOLPH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
VTTORNETS tun COUNSELLORS at LAW.
Solicitors in Chancery and'Proctors in Ad
oiiralty. Office over the old Post Office, Front
street. Portland, Oregon. I
JAMES A. WARNER,
Civil Engineer & Surveyor.
Is 1 uti'-A tir.1 iu iu bii.u 8j.li
Engineering. Uses improved Solar Compass.
Orders by mail promptly attended to. Residence
on 4th St., opposite Dr. Tate 'a residence, Albany--
" FOWJ5LI.. ' l. rnys.
Powell fc Flinn,
AT73RNET8 COUNSELLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery, -
(IV. Flinn, Notary Public,)
Albany, Oregon. Collections and conveyances
prom ply attended to. I
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
Corner First and Washington Sts.,
ALBANY. - - - OREGON.
II. BRENNER, Proprietor.
WITH A XEW BUILDING, NEWLY
Furnished throughout, the proprietor
hope to give entireaattsf action to the traveling
pnblie. The beds are supplied with spring-bottoms.
The table will receive the closest atten
tion, and everything the market affords palatable
to guests will be supplied. jau29-2I
BXia street, Albany. Oreg-on.
V : ' ' ' '- ' " i .
Meats of All Kinds,
OF THE VERY BEST QUALITY,
Constantly on hand.
30-Am G. B. HAIQHT.
ALBANY SHAVING SALOON.
TUB TJ3riKRSIONEI; HAVING OPENED
a New Shaving Saloon, oa First street, Al
bany. Oregon, invites U those wishing a Clean
Share, Hair Dressing, or Shampooing, to give
r-,- j. U. BACSEIffSTO.
Albany. April 2, 1870.-39
ALDANY RATI! MOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED. WOULD RESPECT
fally inform the eitiiens of Albany and vi
eiaity that be has taken charge of this establish
ment, ud, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict atttntic 3 to business, expect to suit alt
those who ma-favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but
r rtrst-Cla Bate Dressing: Saloons,
be anee( t gt,, entire satisfaction to all. -
t hiltlpMM n .1 T - u -: ,1 . .
, ami., ,r 1 1 J CU.BUlt
Sbunpooed . JOSEPH WEBBER.:
at" KIDS' Printed at the very lowest
i ,nl CtSllOS. u
Office Oregon Jt California ftage Company, B.
G. Wuitehovse, Agent. 2tf
.ew Columbian Hotel,
Ne. 118, 120 and 122 Front street.
PORTLAND, t : OREGON
ED. CARNEY, PROPRIETOR.
The Xaarg-est, Best and most Convenient
Hotel in Portland I
Locatcd,in the center of business and near all
the steamboat landings.
i Purely IVTxxtTJLcvX.
; Cash assets $7,00n,nO 00
i Cash Dividend. IS7. ......'.. 52fi,573 55
L'asn UiTi.Iend, lHflS
Totnl siiilns dividend
Lossy paid in I30S
Total Insses paid
Income for 1S67- ..1
No extra charge for travoling to and from th
Atlantic States, Europe, Oregon, or the Sandwicl
Islands. . "
,r Board and Lodging- j
From one to two dollars per day according to the
Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Superior accommodations' for families.
jptt The New Colnmbian Hotel Coach will lie
in attendance at all the landings to convey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 3S-Frce ot Charge 69
MRS. A. J. TJNIOTAT,
FasirionaMe MflfcyaEi Fancy GoOuS.
Follows Dress and Cloak Making' in all
their varied branches.
BLEACHES AND PRESSES STRAW GOODS
In Latest Stylo and best manner.
STASIP FOR Sit A ID AND EMBJIOIDER Y.
Corner First and Broadalbin streets, Albnny,
Oregon. ' janlnli-70
DEALER IN MANUFACTURER OF
ftj n. zarx ftj i
CABINET WARE !
Corner First and Broad Albin streets,
ALBANY, ' OREOOX.
.' i, : ' ' , , s
p articular attebtiox rAtD to -TJaj
ORDERS OP AU KINDS
in his line. r
October . I8ftS-8 . "
I A fSKPABCD to no
AU, KINDS OF TURNISC !
I kerp on hand and make to order
S p 1 n n i n jf.;-;;W h 1 s
, Shop sear ths "Magnolia Mills." " '
JOHN M. METZLEB,
Albany, Nov. 2S, 1888-13 .,.,.,
of the best paltero-
' : A70
Tin, Slieet 'Iron and
Copper w ,x3 i
and the asnal assortment of Furnishing GooLj U
be obtained in a
"JFJOJSr STORE !
Repair nefitfy nntl prampttg ejreeutctl, T3?
Tp-ST" on reanonable term. fV
"Khort reckonings, make long friends."
ITront street .. .Albany.
Next door to Mansfield & Co.
"A Stitch in Time Saves Nine!"
Fire aM Marine Insurance Company !
Nos. 416 and 418, California street,
San Francisco, - . . - California.
6TOCKIIOLI)EnS INDIVIDUALLY LIABLE
Cash Capital, In Oold Coin. 750,000.
Ieposlt in Oregon, 950,000.
Losses Promptly and Equitahly Adjusted
Ami Paid in Gold ' Voin.
THIS COMPANY having complied with the
laws of Oregon, by making a deposit of fifty
thousand dollars, is now prepared to effect insur
ance against Loss or Damage br Fire, and also
against Marine and Inland Navigation risks, on
liberal terms.' ,
- ; OUST AVE T0UC1IARD, Tres.
CIIAS. P. HAVEN, Sec'r. .
J. C. RIENSENHALL,
Agent for Albany.
Albany, January 8, 1870-18 . , , ; ,
THE EYES I THE EARS I
Dr. T. JL. OOIaDEIV, ;
OCUXJST AND ATJRIT, ?
ALBANY, s : , OKEGON.
''mm. TV. OOI.DEN IS A S0ytFTHB
f I I noted old Opthalmio Doctor, S. C
e-Golden. , , ,
Dr. GOLDEN has had experience in treating
tho various diseases to which the eye and ear are
subject, and feels confident of giving entire satis
faction to those who may place themselves under
his care, , ' . -j
Albany, April 10, 1899-81 y
T . w.nt the rarv best CAB1NST Pho-
ToaiiPHg, yon must call on BK.ADLE'S 4
RULOF80N, 429 Montgomery street, San Fran
cisco,. "- 86 6m. .
675, jOU Oil
S. 342, 10ft 00
All' Policies non-forfeiting, and governed by the
non-forfeiting law of .Massachusetts,
Policy holders the only persons who receive d iv
dcr ds iu this Company, which are declared
and paid annually; first dividend avail
able at the payment of the second
annual premiums. All l'oliwes
remain in force as long as
there is any surrender
XO FORFEITURES !
This old and popular Company, (the oldest Mo.
tual Life Insurance Company in this
country) insures at the low
est possible rates.
Ke ps constantly ; on hand a full assortment of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, CLOTHING.
Hoots, Shoes, Haidware & Crockery,
- ami a full supply of Ladies
Famishing Embroidery, Fancy Goods, &c.
also, a stock of
THE BS T LIQUOR!
for Medicinal purposes only.
Always on hand a large stock of
Box, Cooking and Parlor Stores !
and manufactures an kinds of
Tin, Copper and Sneet-Iron Ware,
nil of which arc offered at the- lowest rates for
CASH R COUNTRY PRODUCE !
TTA- All kinds of repairing done, on short
notice, and entire satisfaction warranted, at my
Stove and Tin Store. :
The stability of this Company, with its pn.t his
tory, increasing capital and business, and the sat
isfactory manner in which it has discharged its
obligations in the past, are guarantees for the
future such as far-seeing and careful men require
in their investments.
Persons generally, who thoroughly understand
the workings of Life Insurance, are anxious to
avail themselves of its equitablo provisions.
Full information will be given to those who
desire, at the Agency.
Home Office, 39 tato Streot, Boston.
Pacific Branch Offices,
303 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
: j : ;i -y- - . . j . , .
Room 3,: Carter finildivg Portland Oregon,
BVERSON & HAINES, General Agts.
jrijsseIaIj &i:l.kiiv Agrts,
Albany, September 19. ISC8-2y
LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY
OF . NEW TORK.
IHJCIIA-jVAIV & ITI E A its,
i" ' SmiAt. A6R9TTS fOU
Oregon, and Washington, Idano and
PORTLAND.. . ......... OREGON.
" ' ? "y--- -"" -. f ' . r:::S' ' . k, '
Cash Plan, Low Rates, Strictly Mutual.
All Policies NomForfeiting by their
Terms. . '
No Restriction on Travel, Residence or
-' Occupation. . '
Policies issued in Cold or U. S, Curren.
ej, as desired. . . .. . ' . : ; . 1
No extra charge upon women.
All varieties of Policies issued.'
Large Cash Value" upon Surrendered
Policies."- " "" '.
13; S. MERBI1.I., Agent,
, i J. Albany, Oregon.
RATES OF TOLL -
j OVER TIIE
Willamette Valley and Cascade
Mountain Wagon Road;
To Dejichuttes River: '
Four Horse or Mule team......... $4 50
Two .!?. " 3 00
One ..: 2 00
Ox teams, three yoke 4 60
For every additional yoke 50
Loone horpes, per head .......................... ' 25
'.' cattle, per head. ... 15
" sheep or hogs 3
Teams returning empty, half price. '
Pack animals, loaded... 50
" " unloaded 25
Horse and rider;... 4.. 1 00
To Kisli Lake : ' !
Four horse or mnle team, each way........... 3
Two " .. 1 " " .. " , . 1
One " " " 1
Pack animals, loaded. .
" , -" unloaded.. ....'
Horse and rider.......
Ox team, three yoke .. 2
To Upper Soda Spring:
Four horse or mule team, out and back...... 2 50
Two ... m , .. . 2 00
One .; . ; j go
Horse and rider, " - 1 J ...... 50
Loose animals, " . . 25
Ox teams the same as horso teams.
W. W. Pabribh. Pres.'
Stjc. ' -
March 2t, 1860-2
C L I M AX KNITTER !
IN presenting the claims of this KETT KNIT
TINU MACHINE to popular favor, wo aim
at no more than a brief and candid statement of
its actual merits. We confidently claim that the
CLIMAX KNITTER is superior to all other ma
chines in the: follwing respects :
. . , . " - I
i IJ Simplicity of construction and operation.' '
2. Completeness and excellence of work.
3. Convenience of shape, sine and weight of
machine. 1 . ".-.!-.
4. Durability of machine. . . ,
5. Rapidity of work. '
6. Cheapness. , - -iv C-t .- W;u..';
It is so simple in. its construction and in its
werkings, that loss than half the time is required
to learn to knit on it than on others. With it the
children of ths household can do all the knitting.
It is mad entirely of iron and steel. A man's
sock ean be made in thirty minute. It makes
the regular old . old-fashioned - knitting needle
stitch or loop,, (with several others if desired) ;.
turns the beel, making it of as good shape as by
band, without any sewing ; narrows or widens,
at the pleasure of the operator, and makes a per
fect toe.- Any arUelo that ean ha knit by band,
ean be manufactured on this machine.
Persons who wish to see the machine in opera
tion, are requested tc c all on the agent in this city.
" 8.S. MARSH AM t BON, ;
Agents for Oregon.'
Albany, Ogn., Feb, 13. J870.-23 ( l .
Linn county is the finest agricultural
district in Oregon. It covers an area of
eight hundred and seventy-seven square
miles, or five hundred ' and sixty-one
thousand two hundred acres, nearly four
hundred thousand -of which are under
cultivation... The soil is rich and pro
ductive, especially adapted to- the culti
vation of cereals. . Such a thing ns a
total failure of the wheat crop was never
known. All kinds of crops do well here.
The county contains a population of more
than eight thousand, casting a rot f near
2,500. The assessed valuation of prop
erty foots up 2,960,004.
Aluany, the county-seat of Linn
county, situated on tho east bank of the
Willamette river, about eighty miles
south of" Portland," contains a population
of over two thousand, and is one of the
neatest and healthiest villages in the
State. Its pleasant location ; tho high
character of its schools, both public and
private ; tho cheapness of living y its
numerous and neatly finished houses of
worship ; its proximity to the s health
giving waters of mineral springs ; its
nearness, also, to the Pacific .ocean, whose
cool and bracing breezes all through the
"heated term," refresh 'and invigorate
her people; and the advantages which
will accrue to the city when the ','Santiam
Canal" or water ditch (which is to bring
in the waters of tho Santiam river by a
canal twenty feet wide by three and a
half deep), is completed, furnishing an
almost unlimited water power for manu
facturing and other purposes, together
with the completion of the railroad (from
Portland, Oregon, to Sacramento, Cali
fornia), will present an array of induce
ments to all classes of people unequalled
by any other point in Oregon. The
railroad will certainly be finished to Al
bany before Jauuary, 1871, connecting
Albany with Portland. The projectors
of the Canal are perfecting plans, and
hope soon to announce the necessary
stock subscribed to insure the success of
the undertaking. Two of the best flour
ing mills in the State, one run. by water,
tho other by steam, with a capacity of
two or three hundred thousand barrels of
flour per annum, are Albany institutions.
Among the industries in successful ope
ration in, her midst, may be mentioned
an iron foundry, two steam saw mills,
sash, blind and door factories, one brick
pork packing establishment, soap factory,
a furniture manufactory, chair factory,
two or more barrel factories, manufacto
ries of wagons, plows and other agricul
tural implements, blacksmith shops, etc.
The:e are also a number of first-class dry
goods stores, three grocery stores, one
hardware store, three druggists, two deal
cars in stoves, tin ware, etc., au'd two
noteis. .Besides a nne uoiiece buiiain
and a large District school-house, AlbaDy
has the finest court house in the State
with the exception of Portland. It' is
built of brick, and cost upwards of thirty
thousand' dollars. : Albany has kept
steady pace with with the growth of the
surrounding country, and is not, there
fore, "over done." There are two weekly
newspapers published in the city, repre
senting the 'two political parties. The
prospects of the city were never so bright
as now, nor her people more cheerful or
contented with the "situation."
Lebanon, twelve miles southeast of
Albany, is a pleasant and thriving village,
possessing, among other attractions, a
large and well conducted school, known
as the "Santiam Academy." Each re
curring year adds to the wealth and pop
ulation of the village. , ; , -
Scio, sixteen miles cast of Albany,
situated in the "Forks of the Santiam,"
is probably the third town, in the county
in point of wealth and population. . The
Af, a sprightly little weekly, edited by
Dr. King, is issued at this place.- ,
Peoria is southwest of Albany, on the
banks of the Willamette, and contains a
small but thriving community. -' -
IIarmsbtj6o, containing a population
of six or seven hundred, about, twenty
eight miles, southwest from Albany, on
tho Willamette river, is the second town
of importance in Linn county.
Ueownsville, nearly due south, has
superior advantages in the way: of water
power, and is fortunate in the '.possession
of a stirring, business population. ' -
( Thero are several fine flouring and saw
mills in the county besides these ' in Albany.-
, Schools aro abundant j, bouses pf
worship are to be met with in every town;
the morals of the people' are equal to the
best Eastern communities ; the; general
health is good, and whea our railroads
and other improvements, now under way
or in .contemplation, are completed, givin g
us choice of the markets of the world
and free intercourse with, the "balance of
mankind," Oregon- will possess advant
ages equal if not superior to any of hor
sister States, ;and,' Lisa will be -her
Linn County as a Grain Grower.
-As showing what Linn county can do
in the way of raising wheat and oats, we
give the following extract from an address
delivered' by lion,. A. J. Dufur, late
President of the Oregon State Agricul
tural Society, in sNew York city, last
September, before the American Institute
Farmers' Club : - ' " . .
Allow me to cite some well authenti
cated facts to prove tho fertility of our
Oregon lands. . In Linn county, as Pres
ident of the Agricultural Society of ' the
State; I had the pleasure of awarding the
premium to a-farmer who raised 82
bushels of oats to the acre, weighing, 43
pounds to the bushel; for the best 10
acres in oats, a premium for 78 bushels
per ce, weight 41 pounds per, bushel ;
for the best 10 acres of wheat,' showings
4.8 bushels per ."acre; and to another
farmer a premium for a field of oats,
measuring. 85 bushelsto the acre.
"Singular" Accident. Two boys,
with others, at the McFarland school
house, about five miles south of this city,
while engaged in a game of ball, acci
dentally collided while running. Doth
were thrown violently to the ground, and
one of them, young Powell, had his collar
bone broken. The other cscapedwith a
few bruises. - "
Incidents. During the , holding of
church services a few "miles from this
city on Sunday last, a lady was taken
with congestive chill, and while friends
were preparing to convey hor to her
residence, a gentleman of the congrega
tion fainted. " .1
It is mentioned as a ''painful fact"
that the churches in." New York "are
losing their hold on the people." It is
said that from some oause there is a
ynanifest' decline in church-going, and
while almost all piacos of public attend
ance are filled, even at s handsome ex
pense, the churches are nearly empty.
But one Protestant church in Brooklyn
and one in New York are well' filled.
The first is Beeeher's, and the other is
John Hall's. The writer who aays this
adds the follow i tig : "It . is a painful
fact that the clerks and business men of
this city do not care to go to church.
The Sabbath is a day of festivity and of
amusement. . This class, of course, needs
recreation, and 1 believe that as a gener
al thing it wilt be found church going
business men sustain' their' cares and
labors better than Sabbath-frolickers.-The
churches endeavor to increase atten
tion by having fine performers to do the
musical part of the service, and this has .
in some cases much more power than the
preaching, but yet with all these ..efforts
the-state of things it discouraging.',. ' t
The New York Sun says that the
Spaniards m Cuba are fighting for money
-for an oppartuoity to pillage Cuba as
they have for hundreds , of years . past.
On the other hand, the Cubans are fight
ing for freedom from a rule which de
bases, degrades and ' insults their man-
uooa; mat tne objects or tnctr endeavor
arc self-government, the right to tLiuk,
discuss and publish their opinions, polit
ical, social and religous, the right to ed
ucate their children' and the . right to
disencumber themselves of the cursed in
stitution of negro slavery. -
Bloomincrton, 111., is excited over the
finding - of the following note, picked up
in the street, and Mr. C. is looked for
Dearest C. -Your boots ' are inside
the garden fence, at tbo soutbeast corner,
under a piece of old carpet. Don't come
any more, forlleaven'a sake. - The old
man swears he'll blow the top of your
head-off. . . Your affectionate B. , ,
San Francisco Directory; We
have received from the publisher, ITenry
G. Langlcy, a copy of the San Francisco
Directory for the year commencing De
cember 18G9. It is a book of over 800
pages, and contains, a complete encyclo
pedia of information relative . to the
growth and prosperity of the,city of San
rrancisco, with a business directory.
A young lady about . to be married
insisted on . having a certain clergyman
to perform the ceremony saying, "He
always throws so much feeling into the
thing; and I wouldn't! give a fig to be
married- uulen it could be done in a
style of gushing rhapsody I" . ;
The house of Mr. llobert Linder, liv
ing in Lost Valley precinot, Lane county,
was burned with all its contents on tho
Gth inst. ,; The family was absent from
home at the ttme. The fire caught
from, tho stove.. , . . .
y , . i , . ' : -:'
A correspondent of the Bulletin denies
that the failure of the grain crops on the
west side -of the can Joaquin is due to
Imperfect farming, :but states that the
rain fall has not exceeded four inches,
and contends that crops cannot be raised
anywhere with so little rain. , y ;;
'V Victor Emanuel has been breaking cut
with the measles, erysipelas, and - scar
latina, all ? within- few months, but--probably
Would prefer several more such
to one popular outbreak-- V ; ..
A Cnneeticut Yankee has patented
what he calls elongated 1 pad-plJtes ,d
ajustable elastic bands, fw securing tho
feature of a deceased person i their
natural position. ' ' '.
' Illinois has now 6,000 miles of rail
road Of which 5,000 -re open for bust
ness), costing with their t. equipment,
$120,000,000- ' i it',