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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1872)
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A VtaMort Opia
Last summer the author 6f ihe fell
lowing letter, Mr. J. A. I loiald-oii,
of St. Joseph, Micliigiui made a tmtr
of Oregon, He came to this State at
tlie solicitation of Senator Orliett, and
was strongly impressed with its pres
ent advantages ami future ixwiliilities.
It will be seen tliat lie is writing a se
ries of ait ides on our State :
St. JosETii, Mich. Jan. 1, 1371
W IAVmWx, Esq. Drab nt:
Herewith please find copies of the
Country Gentleman, eoiitiiinlngtriy cor
respondence eonecming vour State.
I am also writing articles fur Til
ton's Journal of aorWeaftare, which
will glye you tlte details of my obser
vations on the fruits of Oregon, and
will send the nuuiliera toyou as issued.
Jieing a monthly it will reiiulre some
I into to publish all my letters on the
subject. Knowing the adaptation of the
climate and soil of vour State to the
traduction of all kinds of fruits. I feel
a duty to call the attention of (jbose
desiring to engage in that buMmw, as
well as others, to its superior advan
tages. At no very future day It. will
become an Important branch ot indus
try and a source of great wealth to in
dividuals and flic State.
Thinking you kindly for attentions
received, I am, yours very respectful
ly. J. A lAWALDSOK.
Tlie above letter, with copies of the
Country QeMmnan containing tlie ar
ticles alluded to, have been placed in
our band; by Mr. Davidson. We
make an extract or two from the ar
Portland-is quite a small city claim
ing only 10,000 inliabitants, lait it has
more of those features that distinguish
a city from a village than are gener
ally met with in towns of its sUe. It
has wholesale bouses that would be no
discredit to cities with ten times its
To one who has spoilt a score of
years lu contending with bugs. It is a
gratifying sight to sec plum trees In
uooryanH, without care, loaded with
choice fruit, perfectly free from the
Cnrculian trwfe war. The planter ot
frnlt trees here does not need to In
quire as to the productiveness of vari
eties, tor all kinds bear well enough ;
iu (act, productiveness is about the
worst evil tlie fruit growers have to
contend with. Trees bear so young
and so heavily that they are injured
very' materially. M'e saw a Fall Pip
pin tree, a variety tliat has the repu
tation of being a shy bearer 10 years
planted, overloaded with fruit. Pear
trees, too. bear young and abundantly.
It is evident tliat tlw man who wrote,
''He who plants pears, plants for his
heirs," did not live iu Oregon.
Mr. Donaldson was much impressed
with Oregon's advantages as a fruit
growing country. He is himself an
intelligent fruit grower of large ex
perience, and his articles on Oregon's
capacities in this direction, to be pub
lished in Tillm's Journal of Hortlcnl
Off, will be worth a great deal to our
State Ottgonian, Febmtry 1, 1872.
Nrtllav Oiic' Mila.
From an Eastern exchange we clip
"After hearing a most Munchausen
like story about a man who wis blown
into minute fragments, Clnrles Lamb
I nought it was a pity the man could
ual liave been oolleci.-j and preserved;
he would have been such an ornament
to society. What that 'collected, man
would liave looked like is possibly man
ifest in a mutlllated manner now on
occasional exhibitions in London, who
is ingeniously and elaborately tattoo
ed from head to foot. The story runs
that this sailor is one of three similar
ly ornamented and ornamental indi
viduals who alone escaped after this
tattooing, which Was doue by the Chi
nese with poisonous coloring, calcula
ted to produce a slow but terrible
death. The question naturally arises
why, when the death of the sailors was
the main object, such extraordinary
efforts should have been made to con
vert tbera into elaborate works of art?
And it will be new to most travelers
and readers that toe Chinese are given
to tattooing for any purpose. But tlie
surviving sailor is said to have shown
himself to the Directors of tlie British
JIu-jeum and to have sold hit skin, to
be taken off when lie lias no furtlier
use for it. to that institution for the
delight and instruction of tlie youths of
England. Meanwhile with the privi
lege, probably, of privately exhibiting
bis bide, for a consideration, not for
commiseration, the sailor enjoys
, tlw annuity granted by tlie Museum
iu return for the skin as to be deliver
ed bv-aud-by. This, as a financial
transaction, beats the closest staving,
and this literal discounting of one's
. own skin is ahead even of the two per
cent, or more a month interest which
is metaphorically said to take the hide
off a man.'''
A WosERreL .SoT.-:-01d Uncle
Ze-pb was a great hand for telling big
varus, and though people didn't like
to say that he actually lied, they were
pretty sure tliat be stretched the truth
all it would bear,
"One day while out bunting with
my doable-barreled rifle." said Uncle
Zeph, "I saw two targe bawks sailing
near together, straight over my head.
1 tried to get them in range, so tliat I
might take both. Falling in tills, I
' fired and killed one, and at once drew
-a bead d the other ; but it was need
less, for the bail that went through
tlie first Wrd struck tlie other in the
back, in falling, and brought him I
"Uncle Zenh. isn't that a little too
though !" said Silas.
'Wen," said Uncle Zepb, soberly,
that wasn't so very strange; but it
was a ltttle queer that while I stood
therewith my rifle pointed up, tlie
ball shook! peas through tbe bird and
drop back Into the empty barrel !"
Own you're right, Uncle Zeph,"
said Silas; "but if any one else bad
told the story, I should have doubted
-Why, MM yC my hoy " return,
ed Unefe Zeph. earnestly ! 'its impos
sible for me to tell a he. InevertoM
a He in my life, and I can prove It by
tbe little hatchet I have up at the
nevercy Johnson UU HUMIU.
assest tliat (inmt Is u-lug the hej
to perpetrate bis ponw ; ,niat
to muiish Km Ktnx Wii
ion! thai there lievor have bcci
Kit Kins lonainlJltious. i Reverdv
Johnson, one of the ablest Democrats
in the country, was employed to de
fend the Ku Khix, and in Ids clos(ftg
sjm'ch made the following'reinarks:
"Aeilher my dUtluguisiied friend. 'Mr.
Staiidbcrry; ur myself are here tb de
fend, or justify. o palliate any out
rages tliat may have lieen perpetrated
in vour State by associations of Ku
Kluj. 1 have listened with mirror to
some of the testimony which lias been
brought liefore you. The outrages
proved have been shocking to human
ity ; tliey admit neither of justification
nor excuse ; they violate every obliga
tion which law and nature imposes
upon men. These men appear to
liave been alike insensible to obliga
tions of humanity and religion. Tlie
day will oome, however--if it has not
already arrivedwhen they will la
ment it. Even if justice should not
overtake them there is another tribu
nal from which there is no escape. It
Is their own conscience : that tribunal
which sits lu tlie breast of ever' liv
ing man ; that still small voice tliat
thrills through the heart, and as It
speaks gives liapiiness or torture, the
voice of conscieucc-tlie voice ol God.
And if It has not already spoken to
them in tones which have waked. them
up to the enormity of their conduct. I
trust hi mercy of He iven, that voice
will speak before they stall he called
to the dread tribunal to account for the
transactions of this world." Eugene
A grates pic simile is sometimes very
expressive. We mention those' of
Daniel Webster, who likened tlie word
"would," in Rnfns Choate's baud
writing, to ft small gridiron struck by
lightning; of a sailor who likened a
gentleman whose face was covered
with whiskers up to his very eyes, to a
m peeping out of a bunch or oakum;
of a Western reporter, who, iu a
weather Item on a cold day, said that
the sun's rays In the efforts to thaw
the ice was as Anile ns tlie dull reflex
of a painted yellow dog ; of a conduc
tor who, in a discussion as to speed,
said tlie last time lie ran his engine
from Cyracuse the telegraph poles on
the side looked like a flue-tooth comb.
A Bttrn.u, Dinner A dinner par
ty glveu by a wealthy citizen of New
York to a bride and her brldcmaids is
thus described : The table seated six
teen, served on each side, with the la
dy and gentleman of tlie house, at head
and foot. The tablecloth was rich,
heavy white silk, with fringe half a
yard deep, and was elegantly embos
ed. Akmg the edges of tlie table, un
der the plates of tlieguets, wercspread
lengths of tlie finest and costliest linen
damask, tlie width of a napkin. There
were no meats nor vegetables on tlie
board. It was set and ornamental for
dessert. At each place Wis a small
silver vase, of exquisite pattern, hold
ing a few rare flowers. Tliese with
kuife and fork, tlie five wine-glasses
of different sizes and patterns, .and the
bill of fare, printed In gold ou white
satin, were all. In the center of tlie
table was a richly-chased plated.. tank
tilled with moss and flowers. Thin
ning iip from this was a stem which
was twined with vines and held a
stand little less in size than the' tank,
which was perforated with holes. On
this stand stood a block of the clearest
ice, which sparkled and looked rain-bQw-lmed
in tbe numerous gaslights,
and as it melted seut little streams of
water trickling down among the plants,
making a beautiful fountain. The
whole table presented a very elegant
appearance There were five courses,
at theend of which tlie narrow table
cloths on tlie edge of the tables were
dextronsly rolled up and taken off by
the waiters, showing fresh ones be
neath, ahd clean napkins were sup
plied to the guests.
A Dog Stony. The Bev. II. W.
Beecher tells tlie following story, and
it must, therefore, be true, though we
do not vouch for It : A narrow log
lay as a bridge over a ravine. From
tlie opposite ends of the log, at tbe
same moment, there started to cross a
big Newfoundland and a little Italian
greyhound. Of course they met hi tbe
middle ; of course there was no room
for them to pass each other ; neither
could tliey go back. The height was a
dangerous one for the greyhound, and
to the water at tlie bottom lie was ex
tremely averse. The Newfoundland
could have taken the leap in safety,
but evidently did not want to. There
was a fix. The little dog sat down on
his hatmchs, stuck hut hose up in the
air, and bowled. Tlie Newfoundland
stood intent, his face solemn with In
ward workings. Presently lie cave a
nudge with his nose to the bowling
greyhound as if to say, "Be still,
youngster, and listen." Then there
lence and seeming confabulation
for a second or two. fTnniculately tlie
bin dot; soread bis leas wide an.irt tike
a colossus, bestrldliUT tlie log on its ex
treme outer edges, ami balancing bini-
sen careiuuy tne inuc oe sprang
tbrougb the opening like a flash. When
they reached tlie opposite stores the
greyhound broke into frantic gambols
of delight, and ths Newfouiidlaiid, af
ter bis more sedate fashion, expressed
great complacency in his achievements
-wis he surely had a right to do.
.Some rears azo. when California
was sending to the East specimens of
onions wiiu n were a i t Droau. and
wjtiiislies weighing one-fourth of a ton,
tbe American Museum iiad an ostrich
that died. Mr. Barnum had It nicely
picked and dressed, and scot it to a
Washington market man, who bung
It on his stall, labeled, "California tur
key, weight, 140 pounds,'' It was
some time thereafter before any spe
cial mention was made of the great
size and weight of California vegeta
bles. Mrs.sSarah J. Hate is still w her
Mtn year, at work on the Loiy't Book,
vtm which she has been associated
during half of ber life.
A lady In Quebec was so afflicted by
the sudden death of ber husband flat
she wept herself blind in two weeks.
IB! Lh -
First and Broadtfbiii Sis.,
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ATTEWTIOIf PAID TO
ORDERS OF ALL KNDS
1ST SCZS XaIrE3.
FROM S. F. AND THE EAST,
THE LARGEST LOT
EVZR BROUGHT TO ALBANY!
Gome and See ltt
" They Who Have Nothing for Sale
are Farthest from market "
A. CAROTHERS & CO.,
WU0 'KSOW THIS TO BE TIU'K,
Are sow kcqiinjr, and also cotutautly rc-c.-iv
in addition! to,
The Largest Slock of Woods
USUAL TO THEIR TRADE
AT 8UCB PRICES
Purchasers Shall be Satisfied.
Beside a Large Stock of
Faints, Dve Stuffs, anl Oils,
Finest Tobacco & Cigars
USUALLY OBTAINED IN
" " " r! V 'M ,,
NO ARTICLE SOLD
Alt what la
Guaranteed To Be
JUST AS REPRESENTED,
Mxwit "too Good.
A. CAROTHERS CO.
SIIXLIXKRV, DRESS MAKING
MLINERY, DRESS MAKIM.
A N D -
LADIES' AK CIlILDttEX'S
riHIB LKOiiUSll.NKH HAS Ol'EXKD A
X nil, H.'H I, yn imiiiMt i i oo.i-., irilll-
mlngs, Indies' and children's furnishing
good, ol nil kind, of the latest nml most
la.liioiialilc styli, which she onVrs to the
lartltw of Albany and surrounding country
ill the lowest ititcs. In the
Dress Making Department
I guarantee entire satisfaction. Clinrgre
riotliliiff. Alvriiyunn hitml. tadie'itnil
rliil'li'otis- ready nmdo under dotUtja',
clunks sink', nprons, etc.
lire is Trliuuiiiiirtj. An exlensive v.i
riely of silk, sutln, cotton nnd wooit-n
dress trlnuulngs, niuy in store.
ioAk(nc- Honey Kiaiiili.aitrtv'liaii nnd
wnter-rool cloth, ot the best mwlitioti.
i'ur, JEJe. Uidies' nnd eltildroii's com
plete sets of l'urs and swaudow n, of latest
CCiljfnoiiN. UitcsfSlyles constantly on
ltaui,at low tlgurcs.
Mlwrllanram. Uuln's nbd ffii'tliw
ef all gtades and qfRilltic-s', a full assort -meat.
JAt'ONKTS, Ml'SIJNS, KjIBltOlUKIllliS
tHAl'KK UXm, Kill AMI A 1.1,
OT II KB VABIKTIKS Or i
U1.I1VKS, HOSK, KTC.
Mvdetentiltintlon lwlna; to (rlvc Mi'Islhe
Hon" lu slvlo and (tualHy ol work asW
priecs. I sk n snare 01 pinmc pnronaf.
Cull at store
Opposito A. Carothers ft Co.,
First street. Albany, Oreson.
MltS. C. P, MKNUK.MIA1.I..
miis. BAUAH (I, OotlLKV.
t-iTAsent for Mrs. Can1'''''"" CO.tr
liUATKU Uttis Mi.tirL. Xov. 4, 71-'.v4
J'ATKXT GATK, ETC.
Self-Opening and Self-Closing
d A T E .
PATEXTKD BY JOHN RICKASON,
June 4, 19fi7.
'VllE (i .VTE IS m CONSTRUCTED That
J wlien lite velilclo apiHvaclie it tlw
wheels on one skle p"" over a lover which
l iimniH'te l to the cafe hinae hv 11 roil.
thus otienliix the fmtu before you auU nisi
piling it open. After roIiik ihmiiith, the
enrriug mm over a siiuiuir lever, atmi
eonnecfed with lliecnte hinge, ntntdnu Hie
gute, in its rotation, to shut behind you
No Getting Out of Your Vehicle !
No Raising of Latclies Nor Fulling
Exeept tuo "rib'Hms" of your team. It Is
THE "LAZY MAN'S GATE,''
And a '
"Dead Open and Shut."
This wife Is simple in Itscottstrnotinn,
Ixith oC iron and w ood work, and not likely
to get ont of order. If a unit, cheap rate
isdeslivd.it may Ik- made, tight, with throe
cross liars ot wood and one-fonrlh Inch
wire, neatly curve t tit tlie top, the lower
end hid in the bottom bar, which is the
style of a factory made gate. The gates
are now in practical use in several of the
comities around Sun Kmnclsco, and plenty
of tcstluioninals can be given.
THOMAS J. SAFFORD,
Having purchased the
Right for Linn Co., Oregon,
lias now on hand, and will manufacture
the ubovo dencrlbedgate. Wherever It has
lieen used it has received the highest en
roiiiiums. as the lame number of oertili-
catesfrotn prominent fanners in all pa""'9
of the country, now In my hands, will
Of All Descriptions,
On hand and manufactured to order.
Blacksmithiug and Repairing
llone to order at most nnsonnble rates.
Shop foot of Ferry street, opposite Beach,
Monteith A t'o.'s flonring mills.
THOMAS J. SAFFOBI).
Albany, Oct. i8, ItCl-Sv
STOVES INSURANCE, ETC.
OLD STOVE DEPOT.
Dealer in "' .
it -A N GES.
COek, TARLOR AND BOX,
Of the best patterns;
ALIO : TtNi MIKET IHOS AHD OOP.
. .. . . , .....i aMraSnumt. nt furnishing
goods to be obtained In a tin, store.
Repairs neatly and promptly executed,
on reasonable terms.
Hhort r.klnai. o"S 'rl-mls,
FROST WBKpr, ALBANY.
LAKD AND HAMYBOT-
P. C. Blnrpcr & Co.
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