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ALBAKY, OREGON, SATURDAY, Atf UGST 5, 1871.
PUBLISHED EVERT SATCKD1T ST
FFICK OS CORNEE OP PERBT AXD FIRST-STS.
...... .....Two Dollars
.................. Tou Cents
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ADVESTISIXO BATES, j j;
Transient advertisements per Square of ten
lines or less, first insertion, 2 ; each subsequent
insertion, $1- .
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
llavin? received new type, stock of colored
inks. cards, a Gordon Jobber, etc., we are pro
. .1 , .....,-ntn all kinds ol priutine in a better
manner and fifty 'per cent, cheaper than ever
fore offered in this city.
JOHN CONNERj '
A 1. HA XV, ORIiGOX. . ...
LOOK IIERJG !
SA FltANCISCO STORE!
COB T EH FIRST 1SD PERRY STREETS,
ALBANV. .. OREGON.
Agents for the Register.
The following gentlemen aro authorised to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc., for tho Register :
II 1 RAM SMITH, Esr, - Harrisburg.
Ju.le S. H. CLAVGUTOS.. Lebanon.
l'ETER HUME, Esq ..Brownsville
W. R. KIRK. Esq -
E. E. WHEELER. Esq .Scio. s
T. IT. REYNOLDS, Esq Salem.
O. P TOMPKINS. Esq Harrisbnrg.
L. P. FISHER, Esq , "Frisco.
a. QiJianv thorxtox,
a, TTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Okfick No. Ill First street, between Mor
rison and Alder, opposite the Occidental Hotel,
Will practice in the Snperior and Inferior
Courts of the State, and in the District "and Cir
cuit Court of the United States, giving special at
tention to the collection of dchts in all parts of
Oregon, and to obtaiuin? discharges in Bank-r-aptcv,
which, since the last amendment to the
law, bit bo obtained frm all debts contracted
prior to January 1st, 1SG9, without repard to the
per centare which the assetts may finally pay. :
November 2(5, I870-12v:!y
CDCE KKLSAY. JOSKPH HASSoX.
KELSAY fc II ANNUS,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
(Partners for Liun county.)
OFFICE 1 Tost Office Building, (up stairs).
Albany, Linn county, Oregon.
E POSITS RECEIVED SUBJECT. TO
check at eight. ; :i ..-
Interest allowed on time deposits in com. .
Exchange on Portland. San FrauciSco; ted
New Y'ork for sale at lowest rates. , , : , v ,
Cidloetions made and promptly remitted.
5 Refers to II. W. Corbett, Henry Failing; AV.' S.
T Banking hour from 8 .v. . to 4 P. X. TS,
Albany, February 1. 1ST 1.22v3 . . . 4..;
X. MEALEY o
DEALER IN A MANUFACTURER OF "
;XT'3Et X "3? XT Xt,'3E3' !
Corner First and Croad Alb in streets,
ALBANY, OH EG OX.
JfcT PARTICUtAR ATTE.-tHOX PAID TO
ORDERS OF AU. KINDS
Keeps eonstantly on hand a full assortment of
STOVES, PUMPS & TINWARE I
'I will have for sale the cclobrated
cook stove, and other leading styles. .
'.-: i.i.i .-,-..- .s
- Also, mannfacture all kinds of
tV&i Copper and S fleet Iron Ware,
in tho,best,style, ajt lowest rates, "
FOR CASH or COUNTRiiPRODUCE,
Always on hand a full supply of
Tho Purest Wines and- Lienors. :
for Medicinal purposes only. k .
X well selected stock of i'. , '
Clroceries and Crockery !
will always bo found at my establishment. ; " J
X will sell all goods in my house, for Cash or
Produce on delivery, cheaper than ever before
offered in this market. i . . V
All kinds of repairing done, oa short
notice, and entire satisfaction warranted, at my
Stove and Tin Store. -. -.
Nov. 19-11 :
S.1SH, BLID AXD UOOR
FA C TORY
J NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ' ;,i
ftrii ;.- ; .
W holesal e and R e t a i 1,
CORNER FIRST is BRtfADALBIN,
a. c. .laytonrop!
SlPaU Slmtrf COmiC CA.rle.
C. LATTON HAVLNSf, JPURCHASED
the stock of Geo,; W. eung, and added to
ii a large assortment: ot .
. ':: : A'l). NoiloNS I
solicit the patronage of hii friends andhe pnh
lie. . The stock is well seleeted aad-will be fukl
At;' tHeK Lowest tPrfce&.'
We mean TR,ADE, and will .gytK jrott,VALUi-
CtIVE-U S A RIAL i
r. : ivj-nti-j ii tar.1.-- n.J
:t ! f ,i A. C. LAYTON,
" "Corner First and Broadalbia streets. '
in his line
CEO. F. SETTLER3SER,
(SucesstT to D. W. WatcSeld,)''
ParrisU's New Huilding-, tirit Street.
S. H. At-TIIOCSE. . S. WRIGHT.
J. F. BACKESSTO.
I. B. RICE, M. !.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Albany, - - - - - - Oregon,
FFICE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN
Albany, April '70.-22
on hand and receiving.
lar;c stock of
' Groceries aad Provisions, .
AYood and Willow Ware. Tobacco, Cipirs, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions, Ac. Ac., Wholesale
end Retail, opposite K. C. Hill A S n's droj
store, Albany. Oregon. ju40'70
J. H. MITCHEI.I.. J, X. DOLPII. A. SMITH.
lYIitchcll, Dolph & Smith,
VTTORNEY'S An COUNSELLORS at LAW,
S.litors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
ti iralty. Office over the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. I
Druars and Medicines,
PAINTS. OILS, GLASS, ETC.
JAMES A. WARNER,
Civil Uugineer fc Surveyor.
IS PREPARED TO DO SURVEYING AND
Engineering. Uses improved Solar Compass.
Urders iy mail promptly attended to. Residence
tn 4tk St., opposite Dr. Tate's residence, Albany
Oren. nI9 6m
powf.ll. '.... j,. rt.is.v.
Powell &, Flinn,
A TTORNEyS COUNSELLORS AT LAW
f 1l Solicit -rs in Chancery,
(L. Flinn, Notary Fnblic,)
Albany, Oregon. Collections and conveyances
rn.atyly attended to. I '
All articles warranted pure and of the best
i'livsit-iai'S Prescript ion cmefuTly compounded
Albanv..Oct. 17, ISiiS-fitf .,.
: AIsTOOUSE ;& CO.,
LTOS STREET, (OS THE R1VSR BASIt), .
.ALBANY. : ! ORECON.
KEEP ON HAND A FULL ASSORTMENT,
and are prepared to
XxTrnisli to Order,
Crown, Panel, Rand, and Section Mold
of all sizes. '
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES I
other kinds of '
t - Witchcraft iH lUtattla. ;
STRANGE PERKORMANCE IN FRANKLIN
COUNTY A COUPLE OF FRISKY YOUNG
FEMALES. " r" ' '
A ! correspondent - of a western
paper; writes as follows from Frank
fort,1 ; Illinois, under ' date - of " June
16th: "Two joung ladies, daughters of
James Williams, living about eight miles,
from here, have been attacked in a sin
gular manner by what is said to be witch
crart. Witchcrait, or whatever kind of
craft it may be, it puzzles tho Dhvsiciaas.
rhe youok ladies were first affeeted about
the 1st of April. ' X think it was known
amon the" neighbors that there was
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEM,
We want your Produce, and will eive mg srood
a bargain as can be found in this burgh. ' Call
and see us. : , . ; . fv3n20
citSt drug store.
A. AROTHCB8. .
A. CABOTB ER S & CO.,
DRUGGISTS & APOTHECARIES,
(Foster's Block. Firs street), . . -
-' . .':? .1
ALBANY, : : t : . OREGON,
-3 v ' t ;; ;t . . .
'f ... , DBALBHS IX i
Drugs, Chemicals, Medicines,
PAINTS, OILS, DYE-STUFFS,
' . . GLASS, ; '-. '
America, or as it is most properly
termed, the United States, is a lengthy
patch of ground; stretching North and
South- from Boating as far as can be seen
through a piece of smoked glas with the
oaked eye. ;. -vj ...
It was formerly supposed to be 4,800
miles long', but from a late measurement
it wae found to be 2,400 miles short.
The United States, in power and ex
tent,, wallops all creation. It is tho
most graodiferous, gigantic, . glorious
country en the face of the green airth,
anywhere between itunrise and sunset.
The natives are more enlightened talk
more- bunkum, make better "cocktails,"
manufacture more .greenbacks, eat more
pumpkin pie, drive faster trotting horses,
chew, more ; tobacco, expectorate . more
freely t have more steamboat; explosions.
Tint, fin v Btrnhirpnpiis'tfi tiip.ir sntinn wa
imputerl!to iosanftY.'- Matters remainedii1,OB,r. r'xyTa prairies, more quack
thus until last - Wednesday,
Frenca and American
..... ; - f
CONFECTIONERY. ! '-
,..,.':.. . , ; ALSO : "'",'.',
Are prepared to do MILL; WORK t furnish Sha
ker Fans Zigzag Shakers, Suetion Fans, Driving
j Pulleys, of any kind, at our Factory on Lyon
i street, (on the river bank), next below .Auukliam's
i warehouse. r. .
ALTIIOUSE & CO.
j Albany, February 0, 1S89- 4 ; '
GEO. W. GRAY, D. T. S.,
A7"oirLD SOLICIT THE PAT
T V Tinae of all persons desir
ins ARTIFICIAL TEETH and
FIRST CLASS DENTAL opera
tions. Nitrous Oxide administered for the pain
less extraction of teeth, when desired. Charges
OBlee In Parrish A Co.'s brick block. Resi
deoce, first house south of Congregational Chureb
frontiog on Coort Hons? bloek.
Albany, Oregon, July 2, 1S70-43
MONTGOMERY & BARTGES,
".TE ARE PREPARED TO FURNISH
Tf the public niiU Beat tur.iouts .in the way
Stylish Buggies & Carriages
37" a js "t StO Oli!
On the most reasonable terms. Our livery is all
new and of the latest styles, and we shall take
pride in giving our patrons as neat and reliable an
out lit as can be obtained in the State.
Horses boarded at reasonable rates, by the week
Hacks and Ciirriajre9 furnished for parties, Ac.
A share of publie oatronaa is solicited.
Albany. December 17.- 1870-15 7
, . - :
- - - - ' -
STOVE DEPOT !
STOYES, C00R, PARLOR & BOX.
of the lest patterns
fY Orifl BUSHELS OF OATS, for
VJav'UU which the highest market price
rill be paid, in CASH, at the storo of
i N. S. DU BOISE.
Also, Batter and Eggs, in unlimited quantity,
for which the highest market price will be paid in
.eash. Call and see me.
- Albany, Aug. 20, 1870-50 - ,
1 S20.00 A DAY I
TO MALE AND FEMALE AGENTS
j To introduce the celebrated
I $25 OO . ..
BUCKEYE SHUTTLE SEWIXG
STITCH ALIKE ON BOTH SIDES, and is
the only licenced shuttle sewing machine in
the United States, sold for less than $40, to use
the celebrated Wilson feed, and are acknowledged
by alt to be the best family machine for light or
heavy sewing, in the market. Outfit free. Ad
dress, MINER A PEARSON, Gen. A gU.,
90v3tr Alnany, Oregon.
THE NEWSENJLA$D "MTJTtTXL LIFE
Insurance Company of Boston is the,niy
etinpany on this coast, governed Ljf the "
Massachusetts Non-F"or1cttnre Law.
This company was incorporated A. D. 1S35.
and has accumulated assets of over $800,009 00.
The following lapsed policies bpve been paid on
this eoast under this law :
Over due at time
No. of policy, of death. . Amt. inFP.red.
13054 6 months:' 5,000
33016 i months. , 10,000
3S25G 3 month3. ." 1,000
291(56 . 10 days. . ' 2,500
36559 II months 5,000
Had the above policies been in any other com
pany, they would have been forfeited. .
The above facts speak for themselves, and to
the wise and prudent fuutbt-r comment is unnec
essary. .- , .
EVERSON & MIDDLE MISS,
GENERAL AGENTS, : s SAN FRANCISCO.
L . FLINN,
Local Affcnt, t t Albany, Oregron
February 25, 1871-23y "
J. D. TITUS,
Dealer ia pjt
CLOCKS, JEWSLRT. ETC.
. Repairing of Clocks, Washes, Jewelry,
Ae., attended to. All work warranted. 31v3
AsLBAIVir BAT1I HOUSE
THB UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
fully inform the eitiiens of Albany and vi
cinity that be baa taken charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping dean room and paying
strict attmic ; to-business, expects to suit ail
those who mi) favor bira with their patronage.
laving neretoiore earnea on notnwg out '
First-Class Hair Dressing Saloons,
e exnec's to give entire latisfactioo to all.
S9 Chifdrsa and Ladies' hair neatly cut and
tiaipooe4, JOSEPH WEBBER.
-i- r 1 Z- jt'Vf
- Vof . . -, '
Tin. Siicet Iron and
Copper xw C4.xe I
and the usual usortmcnt of Famishing Goods tk
bo obtained in a ( ?.
Pure Wines ' & liquors,
for medicinal purposes. '
Fine Tohacco and Cigars. '
sB- Physician's Prescriptions and - Family
Recipes compounded with cafe.
December 31, 1870-17 ' '
Six miles South, of Albany, Liun Co., .
JCSf Rejmir neatly and promptly exe-tei, ""S3IS
- .ar-os reasonable tentts.
' "Short reckonings, make long friends." :
Front street... -....Albany.
Next dooT to Mansfield A Co.
- ' .: dec5'6S I . . . ;
;A Stitch in Time 'Saves Nine!"
Fire an Marine Insurance Comply
.s Kos. 416 and 41S, California street, .
San Francisco, - .,' - Calilbrnia.
SOLICIT THE ATTENTION OF ALL
persons desiring to purchase Fruit Trees to
call and examine my stock, which is composed of
the largest and best selection in the State, con
sisting of Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Prunes,
Grapes, Black Berries, Currants and Roses.
AlSO, ' -. . ,
Black and White Wain nt, English Wal
nut, Hickory, Pecan, Redbud,
; .. Hone; Locust, Hackberry, 1
and a number of other varieties of trees and plants
too numerous to mention, all of which are offered
at low rates. HENRY; SETTLEMIRE.
December 17, 1870-15 ...
A CJreat Hat-gain.
THE FARM KNOWN AS "FARMOUNT
i Lake" is offered for sale at $10,000 in coin
$4,000 ia hand, and the remainder in six equal
annual payments, with interest from date. - The
tract is in good shape, being nearly a sqnare, con
taining about SAO acres of rich soil ; and is diver
sified with forests vast, fair lawns, lordly oaks,
and willows sitting by the lake, the woodland ami
prairie so alternating as to make it one of the
most attractive places in tne btate. It is situated
on the west side of the Willamette river, within
"half a mile of Albany, which is known as being
in the heart of the best agricultural portion of
Oregon. The location is healthful. It has a good
stone quarry, about 100 acres under fence, a two
story frame barn with shedding 90 feet sqnare ; a
large and handsome new house two-stories high,
thoroughly painted inside and ont, the large cup
boards and book-cases being fixtures, and the
bouse having under its whole length a good dry
cellar. In addition to tbeie there is a neat well-
rbouse, a wood-house and all other ncces5ary out
houses. There is a meadow, large pasture, or
chards, garden, Ac., Ac. It ie susceptible of be
ing divided into four farms, all of them having
good soil, fuel and rail timber, and three of them
having stock-water. '
For particulars address J. C. Mendenhall, Esq.,
Albany, or the undersign at Portland. - ...
: J; QUINN THORNTON.
Feb. 14th, 1871 24v3. Attorney at Law.
. FRANK A. COOK...
father jcalled upon a physician. , of this
place and got him to visit them. , Since
that time their actions have become gen
erally known, and erowds of men and wo
men havo gone to see them. Some fifty
or a hundred persons ajre there every
night, and tbey say it is quite entertain
ing to witness their performances. They
are perfectly sane during the day; but at
the approach of uight they become fren
zied and uncontrollable, performing feats
that the best acrobats could hardly per
form, bcalmg the bouse, they
DANCE ri'ON THE COMB OF THE BUILD- ;
txo, .- , v -!
apparently with perfect ease and impu
nity, uttering at the same time the most
hideous and frenzied screams. Very fre
quently they take something like fits, or
spasms, and fall perfectly stiff; but it
they chance to be on the house-top, they
never fall off, however near the caves they
may be. . ' They are aged respectively
sixteen and eighteen . years. And . are
both rather small, being below the me
dium height. During the day, at which
time they are perfectly sane, they seem
to be rather modest and reserved, but will
converse freely with any one. They are
fond of music, and play upon the dulci
mer. The spell comes upon both at or
near the same time, generally between
sundown and dark, and first manifests it
self by both of them breaking into a run.
They always run north, in the direction
of the house of an old lady, who, . they
say, has been
PRACTICING WITCHCRAFT UPON THEM.
TLey say she has' recently put harder
spells upon them, on account "of their
telling something that fhc had' forbade,
and that sheand a cat are with them in
their house-top dance. .They have a lan
guage whicj,thcy use in conversing witV
each other au'J wb ich tbejr seia7odti-
der&tand; but it s 'Cotnapebe to every
body eUe , There are some stiange' things
connected with them. .They catch , and
eat all the flies they can get hold of, until
nausea is produced, when they vomit at
the same time. NVhat one does, the.
other is doing. Their gestures are alike
and simultaneous. Tbey seem to be both
moved by one controlling power. " You
can imagine the excitement when I tell
you that, since I began to write, nearly
fifty people have passed "through our lit
tle village to see the girls."
STOCKHOLDERS INDIVIDUALLY LIABLE
Cash Capital,. In Gold Coin, T50,000.
, . Deposit In Oregon, 50,0O0.
. - I AH PREPARED TO tK -' "(
ALL KINDS OF TURNIKu J
I keep on hand and maku to order ''
. . ... ABD '
a 'Spianintr- Wrti7'
JEsTT ghop near the "Magnolia. Mill"
" JOHN "M. METZLER
Albany, Nor. 8,' I8AS-I, '' : : a
. NEW . STYLE PICTURES. ,.
Losses Promptly and Equitably Adjusted
s . ,t , Awl Paid in Gold Voin. ...
THIS COMPANY having complied with the
laws ef Oregon, by making a deposit of fifty
thousand dollars, ia now prepared to effect insur
ance against Loss , or . Damage bv Fire, and also
against Marine aad.Ialand Navigation risks, on
liberal terma. - ,..,
" Ii E M B.It A KDT V
I the most popular stylo of Photograph" now.
made. Call and see, A. J. WISiTKlWr- I .
. Jan. 14-19 ' -' I Albany, Oregon.
- OCSTAVE TOUCHARD, Pres.
D. HAVEN, SeCy. . A'.
jr. C. MENDENHALL, i
Airoat Cgor Albaary
Albaay, 187 1-1 S
ALBANY HOOK STORE:.
. w". ESTABLISHED llsV.isia. ,'l'.
Tl ?,A I,B 1 IN ' aVEStY, VABIETY OF
WJ, M iBeellaoeoas Book., ockool Books, Blank
Books, Stationary, 4o.s; . Books imported, to erdcr
atshort notice, ; . . , ,
Albaay, Oregon. December 8, 1870. ' '
Blank Book Manufacturer, 1
'..'.'.... SALEM.'OREGON.;' v
Xj-AVING ESTABLISHED A FIRST CLASS
XjL Bookbiodery in Salem, is now prcpar to
do all manner of work known to the trade. ;
Magaiines, Newspapers and Music bound in
any desired style. . :
Old Books re-bound.
' Blank Books, of every description, with or
without printed headings, manufactured to order.
; Blanks, of every kind, ruled and printed
PRICES REASONABLE. .4?:
In Grav's Brick Block. ' 43m4
. MARBLE WORKS.
Jflonroc & Staiger,
' ' Dealers ia : ' '-' ' ' 1
HEAD AND VOOT STONES.' "
i Lf .Bseeatod-in , ..
(California, Vermont and Italian Marble,
Brmaclt mbmp .. Albany
MRS. TAN V ACTOR. -
D BALER IN MILLINERY AND , FANCY
Goods, LcbaaoaOregetol,' has Jiwt received
aa elegaat Innuee of sttanlc and geoda to whiob
she invites the attention of the ladies of Lebanon
and virinitT. -,
i jPS, P.roduce will 'be taken in exchange for
gooas.-"' r--' v-"- - i'E., YAH TAUIUtt.
The Vampire Superstition. An
extraordinary story is reported from
Prussian Poland. It appearcs ' that
among the Poles -and Iluogarions the
myth of vampires still finds credence. A
couutry fquire at .Roslasin, in Posen,
died some months ago, his death being
speedily followed bythat of his eldest
son, and the dangerous illness of .his
relatives, all of which cases occuried as
suddenly as they seemed unaccountable.
lhe deceased was at once suspected ot
g a vampire, rising from his grave
and sucking the blood of his surviving
friends. To prevent farther mischief,
his second Ron determined to choD off
the corpse's head, for which enterprise
he obtained the assistance ol some equal
ly superstitious peasants, at a very high
price. The head was to be laid with
the feet, while an assistant collected the
blood diircinsr from the neck in a vessel
to sive to the relatives to drink. : The
rlpfflwa delaved bv the interference ot
j - y . ..
ih nrish nnest.-but was in tne ena
effected at night, not, however with'
out ' an unasked ' witness. T lhe- ease
is now before the Prussian Court of ap
peals.' The ' local court had sentenced
the desecrators of the churchyard to three
months' imprisonment, and it seems like
ly jhat they will have to pay that penalty
for their superstition. . - . "v" !'
A Plea for. Thosk Who Sleep in
the Morning. The fact is, that as life
becomes more consecrated,' and its pur
suits more eager, short sleep and early rrs
ing become impossible.' -We fake more
sleep than our ancestors, and we take more
because we want more. ' Six hours sleep
Will do very well for a plowman or brick
laver, or any other man who has no other
exhaustion than that; produced by manual
labor, and the sooner he takes it after his
labor is over the better; but for a man
whose labor is mental, the stress of work
is on his brain and nervous system, and
he who is tired in the evening with a day
of mental application, for hlrri neither early
to bed'nor eaH v to rise is wholesome. 1 He
needs lettins down to the level of repose.
The longer interval between the aotive use
of the brain and his retirement o bed, the
r.fp hie nhencaofaieen and refreshment.
To hitu an hour after midnight is probably
as good as two hour? before, it,, ana, even
then, bis sleep will not so completely and
quickly restore him as it prill his neighbor,
who ie physically tirade He must not ooly
go to 4ed later, but lie longer. , .liS best
sleep probably, is Jn , the early Jnorniirg
' hours', when all the nervous excitement
has passed entirely awjr, "Ue is u ib-
doctors, lessi babies, bigger Bunker Hill
monuments,, smaller self, esteem, larger
national debt, richer shoddy, and petro
leum aristocrats, larger eagles and buffa
loes, more Mormons, and more Star
Spangled banners than the natives of
the Sandwich Islands and New Jersey
-The copartnership started in 1776 with
13 (which, kneadlcss to say, is a baker's
dozen) States. - The - rest have, been
taken in since. The Southern States
considered themselves taken tn consider
ably, if any dependence can be plaoed in
the statement of Jeff Davis, a celebrated
Historian and a -native of Connecticut by
his first wife. - .... . .: .
' The' ' inhabitants reside principally in
brown stone houses, and ; depend, to a
great extent, for subsistence on eating
and drinking. They cat pumpkin, pie
and tobacco, and drink . Bourbon and
"Jersey Litcnin.V The climate is tem
perate, which speaks volumes for the
extraordinary exertions ot John B.
Gough. j - , -. ;.'.,
The principal State is called Massa
chusetts. This State derived its name
from ' the - following" curious incident:
Several yecrs ago a colored African slave
of the Negro persuasion cultivated the
tobacco plant in the vicinity of Boston.
One day, as one of the Puritans was
passing the slave, he asked the contra
band if he used tobacco. " ;
"No, sar," replied Sambo, "I hoes it,'
but Juassa chetvs it. !.,....'
John Quincy Adams was so sensibly
struck with the originality of the idea
that he immediately proposed to the
"selectmen" that they should choose it
for the name of that State.
' Boston, its principal village, is univer
sally known as the "Hub" of the Uni
verse; around which all creation revolves.
Its chief productions is Crooked Streets
.and Bi Orgtrti.' It hs-aT8e"4on- been
i faWotis Tor" its Baked BekrfslnaUttrWn-
Bread, (Xoty Bq&y John Brow ri was
bred io Virginia, out a singularly beauti
ful classical ballad, supposed to have
been written by Bret Hartc, states that
present "his body lies a mouldering in
Ute ground."') ; Boston is justly celebrat
ed for its literati. The greatest living
bard resides in the 'Hub." , He i3 called
the Hub Bard and is supposed to be a
lineal descendant of Old Mother Hub
bard, an adopted wife of Cotton Mather,
one of the Pilgrim step fathors. Boston
is also noted for its common ' schools.
because they are on the common, yet
they are uncommon fine schools. The
Common's cool in Winter, and the boys
and girls who attend it pond-er studiously
when tbey are learning to skate.
-Salem, which is noted tor its itches,
is pleasantly situated in the vicinity of
Massachusetts. Jbe report that the
Witch of Endor ' had requested to end
her days there, lacks confirmation. The
inhabitants subsist principally on sand-
witches , and are generally well . bred.
They are also largely engaged in ship
ping. They build 'vessels and sail 'eni.
In ancient times it Was generally suppos
ed that the human race was divided into
two sexes male and female. This idea
however, hardly correct, for by refer
for his npwright dealings with the-
Indians. Being honest, be could not be .
called : a steel Penn. Cincinnati has
been made pig-culiarly famous by its
pen, having been settled Dy tne descend
ents of Ham. ' Philadelphia, its capital,
is capitally laid ont in regular streets.- A .
large amount of capital has probably t
been laid out to produce such a fine ap
pearance a good deal of work has been
done "on : the square" there. Pet
R oleum is the well-tbiest man in the "
State. He owns several ile-landa and ia .
supposed to be a descendant of tho Bore -boos.
In fact, he Bays he has been on. ';
"Bourbon "thrown. '
Oregon ' is so called after a Mormon'
gentleman named O'ltegan. . It is chief-
ly noted for being the residence of "Low
the poor Indian" and his family, They ;
depeod principally on scalping . for . st ;
livelihood, and barely manage by so- i
doing, to "make both ends meat' Some-,
one who has observed their mode of
nourishing a tomahawk says . "tbey mast ,
do a flourishing business ;" though not ,
very sharp they are noted as hair raisers.
SUver lu the Sea.
The poet tells of the gems that shine
with 'purest ray serene' in dark unfath.
omed caves of ocean ; but it is not it
those inaccessible depths alone that the
treasure of the sea is hidden. There is
untold wealth diffused throughout the
immensity of its waters, as secure from
human avarice as if it were in the abysses
which plummet never sounded. Its
very diffusion puts it out of tw-
The fact that it is everywhere makes it '
practically nowhere. Some years agor '
certain . French chemists demonstrated
that sea-water contains an appreciable
amount of silver. They decided that
if it is equally distributed, there muBt be
at least two million tons of the precious '
metal in the whole ocean, or more thsn
has ever been dug from the earth. And
experiments made at widely distant
points, prove that the metal is thus uni
formly diffused. The water of the Paoifi c,
off the coast of Chili, as analysed by an
English chemist; gives the same result as
the Frenchman had obtained from the
waters of the British Channel.
The silver in the sea. is only one out of
a. thousand illustrations of solid substan
ces made visible . by chemical processes. ,-'
And we must not suppose that it is only
minute quantities of matter that can be
thus lost to sight in transparent liquid..
A silver dollar (a mythical piece of money,
to our young readers, but the old folks
can tell them how large it is, or was),
can be dissolved in a very small amount
of nitric acid, which if pure, is a color
less liquid. Com soon vanishes, and the
quid js as clear and transparent as ever.
t it . . i f -i .i
anv-Ui Ji)Sja -1vtI ui. suvci njign iuub
on of what would
ring to our atlas it was discovered that
there is a Middlesex in Massachusetts. "
Plymouth was the landing: place of
the Pilgrim Fathers, who come over in
the Great Eastern commanded by Chris-.
topher Columbus, which . is graphically
described in Byron's Pilgrim's Progress,
showing how well the pilgrims progressed
while crawling up the rock. General
GeorgO Washington is generally known
as the Pilgrim "rather of his country
When quiet a small- boy be cut down
a dried apple tree to show his mother
that he could ot tell a lie. Un Jflymouth
Kock the brst cradle of Liberty was
rocked bv one of the Pilgrim Mothers.
New Bedford was formerly noted for
its rum and whale fisheries, but Nan
tuck-it all. ' . -v'?5' -"
" New Hampshire is principally inhabi
ted by mountains. .They belong to the
White familv. and consist of seven or
eisht peaks, each one averaging about
6.000 feet high -which is very good for
high. The natives have a peak uliar
appearance, and live ehiefly .on shoddy
tourists who co tnere lor a cnange or
climb.'? The Notch, a deep narrow gorge
about two miles long through tbe moun
tains, has auite a rore-ous appearance,
Maine is pleasantly located in East port a
nearly opposite to urano itianao. .
ma lVan, U said to- be the .oldest inhabi
tant in that region. An "onrehable Cuss
from Noo Jersey said that "Main was
not : worth a dam This stateownt
is- diabolically ' false. The Kenebeek
is crossed by a' prodigious dam creating
numerous mill sites. The Milleite-Tribe
of Indians are located herein large quan
tities. Calais,' although generally , sup
posed 1 to be a peaceable little town, is
noted for 'its "mills." The population
are chiefly Mill wrights. The Millorite
dootrine, is the established religion. ,
Penniylvania ' was settled by English
Quaker dnder W. Peon, wha is noced
4e concsJcdln a' gall
6cem to be nothing but water; ' Other- '
metals, and, indeed, solid substances of
all kinds, may be dissolved and made to
disappear in a similar way. ' There is no -
visible form of matter whiob chemical .
agencies may not render invisible What
we commonly call the destruction of mat"
. : 1....V . r-nm f,A
seen to the unseen. When wood or any
thing else Is burned, it has simply under
gone a chemical chaoge which removes
it from our sight. Not a partiele of
matter can really be destroyed, unless by
the power that called it into existence..
The silver in our transparent liquid n not,
annihilated if we pour it into the sea f. it
is lost to us bat the silver is there, like
the millions of tons of kindred metal thafr
were already - mingled with the waters.
In like manner, the coal and wood we
burn, except the small residum of ashes,.
bave become viewless gases, and are-
blended with the aerial ocean of the
atmosphere. On the clearest day, the
air above us is laden with, thousands otc
tons of carbon, in this Uanspacsnt soadL
tion. : It-is there, though we ' cannot see
t, and plants are continually turning it
back into visible form again. .This is-
the key to the mystery of their growth,
which is mainly the withdrawing of.
carbon from its gaseous state of carbonic
acid and making it a part ot tbeir
structure. We have said that silver in-
the sea is useless, because it is diffused
through so vast a bulk t .fluid. But.
the lact tnat it baa been possmie to uo
tect it, when thus diffused, shows tnat u
chemical aeencies can make solid substan
ces vanish from our sight, they can on-
the other-hand, compel a body tnus con
cealed to show itself, even when it form,
only . the minutest proportiow of the
mixture. The delicacy qj cnemicaj,w-i.
is almost beyond belief. A single drop
c i i i: : J in a mllnn nt
ui euiurms auuiu. auvcu w
colorless liquid, may instantaneously
prodneea well defined red, or blue
vllnw trirnno-rinut the entire mass
the latter ; and yet it may be less than s
hundredth part ef some solid, substsnco.
in solution, that is msde to give such
unmistakable evidence of its presence.
' In a town is Ohio, not long ago, th
women went in bands of two and three
with theif knitting and sewing
shops of the place, and spent the who
day with their work, and talking politely
upon rariewe topios. Husbands and
friends came in, saw how things IwketV
and had not the courage to step to
bar and" drink. This wss kept np
several days and the result was twerj :
shop in tb place was closed, ."j
The Chicago. Tribune asks snd receivest
$22,000 for a column of drtivent
uu-a JIM. .uv v a,-.
are keen to pay it. There on s
id Cincinnati that pays 9,000 !VV
for adveitising. There are .
Clereland,. even, who pay r
tlO OOO a, year. Somehow these men
loses." '-' 1 "' ' - ' i ' . ;
' Only 18 "thats" can be grammatically
put in on eentene. v ' - '