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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1872)
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Murder In Albany
Tf.VSVKVEII VKTIIKKN KNOWS, AND
l l an ihrcnicniiiirof It At present.
thing which sometime niust Ix-fiill
r.-crj Hiii mill .lair;htcrof the human fam
ily; mi J yet,
ai sin- nutaiuj-,
Of your llfti, it disease lays Ills vile hand
upon vim, thoru is stili halm In tlHead,"
by which you may be nsstorwl to jierfcct
h'alth. ikRtl prolong J "ur daystou miracu
By catling on
R. C. HILL & SOX,
With prescription, where von can have
i: imtaixmn led nyndee.XrlonoBd In tlial
iwrfloiikir line. Also, constantly on hand
ii good itAMortnieMt of fhwh drafts, patent
medicines, i ll. :,ii;ils. (minis, oils, iljc
r.ohV. trusses, etc. Acms for the
Olebriit.ti I'nlt Weed Remedy,
Or, Oregon Rheumatic Cans; lir. D. Juync
& s.ns medicines, etc.
H'vmv'i- Positive nsl Nccntlvc Powders
kept in Stock. Alsoji.'o'iits for th
Home MinlUc Setting Machine,
.tiii. of tlw most useful plopos of ltoiiscliold
turnitinv extant. Cnllimd examine.
It.!'. HILL ft .SOX.
Albany, Jnne w, 71-ltiw
(Successor to 1). W. Wiikednld),
I'uvrlsL's New I'.uiMiji.:, First Street,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC'
All articles warranted pure, and of the
Physician prescriptions carefully com
manded. AHmiiy, Oct. 17, IsiiSJltf
A.r. CHHRKY Proprietor,
.Manufactures Steam Engines,
Hour and Saw .13111 'S.n-'iit;-
Ami all kinds of
IBOX AXD BRASS ASTINUS.
Particular attention puldtorepalrmsriill
kinds of machinery. 4K.1
H, HI. HARVEY & CO.,
(LATE W. It. M'FARLANP ft CO.,1
Opposite tho hotels,
Force and Lift Pumps,
LEAD AND IRON PIPE,
Hollow Ware, ;
HOUHE Fl'RXIMIINU HARDWARE,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron
I.ABUENT KTOt'K IN THE VALLEY.
Lowest Prices Every Time.
Repairing Properly Done. 40rl
f . B. SWtlDtiN
ALBAXY, OREGOX, .
Have oonstantly on hand a targe and Vari
ed USSOltincnt of
which they offer on the most reasonable
Also, on band the cclebniled
Light and heavy.
Advances mode on Urnlu, Wool,
and oflioranprovod merchandise consign
ed for n!e here, or for shipment to Pott
land or San Francisco.
GRAIN and WOOL
Taken In store, or purchased lit the high
est market price.
WOOL ! WOOL ! WOOL !
500,000 pouiidw of Wool !
For which v will ma'e lllx"-iil adianci s,
and )wy the hlvrficst markot prteo in cash.
Albany, Maroh I.vm
W. H. KUHN & CO.,
Wholesale and ltetatl Dcaterein
SHELF AM. ntLlVV
I I Vli I W A It E ,
Farmers' & Mechanics' Tools,
IRON AND STEEL,
OAK nnd ELJI HtlM,
IIICHORY A OAK POKtS,
lilt KOBY AXI.IX
Bent RlniH, Klmlto, Polew, Ac,
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
All of which are now offered to the pul
11c at low rate,. As we make the business
a sicclaltj,e run and will keen a better
assortnient, at lower prices, than any
housi' In this city.
W.H. KI HX & CO,
llontelth tii-c-proof brick, First street.
Albany, June M, lfl-Wlvt
I PROM AXI) AFTER DATS, UNTIL
' further noll(s), the Comimny will ill- .
imtihalHiat from Allmny to Corvalllson I
Tuesday and Friday or Each Week.
AWo. will dispatch a bout from Allmny i
for Portland and Intermediate places on
same days, leaving Comstock Co.',
Fare at Reduced Hates.
1. D. BILES,
Dee. 16, 1871-16 Agent.
XV SALT XX ,
Bt nuYiNti TOVB
ALMOST AVYTH1XH Vol" MAY HAVE
OCCASION TO I SK,
UNDER ONE ROOF.
WILL FIND, A3 HERETOFORE,
NTORE OF THE M ust Klltl It.
At cill Times,
A flood Assortment of tho
LO WEST PRICES !
Merchantable Produce !
Phedd, Oregon, April 6, WTJ-M
W Huliserlliers flmllmran X after tlwlr
nuincs arc Informed that tlwii siilMHiriptlon
expire, with that numlier.undtlHiyurein
vltexl to renew it. Terms 8 per annum,
in advance; six months, 42: throe months,
Tlio.e superstitions which are fotind
in tlits ennntry are mostly importations
from the old world, where they are
still rife, (ireat Britain is not a whit
In-hind the otiier nations of Europe in
the variety mid absurdity of its super
stition observances, esX'rially of those
relating to marriage, the subject which
has most charnM for the young. Some
active contributors toCliamben' Jonm
, and to "Notes and Queries." liave
recently exercised their tatiencc in
collecting these matrimonial saws and
proverbs, and from the number of
them it is evident thai the schoolmas
ter will have to work hard and long to
The greater portion originated. prol
ably, in the fertile brains of fortune
tellers who imposed certain oliscrv
aiices upon their credulous customers
on pretense of bringing about speedy
marriage. Others inav have been de-
rived from accidental' coincidence of
good or Iwd luck with some actual oc
currence. Others, again, are evident
ly the remains of ancient religious
ceremonies. Of the latter is the prac
tice of the women of Jarrow, in the
county Durham, who immediately af
ter the marriage ceremony, seat them
selves in an ancient oak chair, said to
have belonged to the venerable Bede ;
it they omit doing tills; they will not
have children. So is the abstaining
from marrying In Lent, and upon In-
iKK-ent's day and St. .loseph's day
Marry in Lent, and you'll repent,"
is a very old proverb.
Perhaps the belief tliat certain
months and days are more propitious
for marriage than others, is derived
from the Konians, who observed their
dies faati d m f uii, lucky and unlucky
days. June was their javorite month,
and in the olden time, b England, it
was considered the most iiropuious for
marriage of the mouths in the year ;
but that prosaic record, the llegistrar
Geneinl's report, shows that May is
now the mouth which boasts of su
premacy in this respect. Anyhow,
there Is little heed given to Hie ungal
lunt reminder. Hint no man enters the
holy state withoutrepenting before the
year is out. In England, among the
country lasses, each day of the week
has its good or bad character ; thus, If
money be desired, Monday is the best
day ; if health, Tuesday ; if happiness,
Wcdne-day : but marriages made on
Thursday result in crosses ; those on
Friday iii losses, nnd those on Satur
day have no luck at all.
Friday is looked upon as an unlucky
day bf all classes among the unedu
cated ; no man will begin building a
house and no sailor will go to sea, on
that day, if lie can help it. The Book
of Days cites an old manuscript of the.
fifteenth century for the superstition
that there are thirty-two days in the
year on which it Is unlucky to marry ;
these davsjut; : January 1, 2, 4, 5, 7,
10, 15; (i, 7, 18; March 1, 6, 8; April
6. 11 ; May 8, (I, 7 : June 7, 18 ; July
5, 10 ; August 18, id ; September 6, r,
October (i ; N'ovetuber 15, id : and De
cember 15, '20, 27.
As it is not easy to can y these days
in one's memory, many violations of
this rule doubtless occur unwittingly,
though It is to be feared that there are
many persons so regardless of times
and seasons do marry whenever it suits
the in to do so. It is vain to press upon
them ' the wisdom of our ancestors.''
but there may lie others who aiv open
to conviction, and their attention is
invited to the following morsels of ad
vice and experience handed down from
sire to son, and from mother todaugh
ter. It is unlucky to put off a wedding
when once the day has been lixed : to
he married when the sun Is not shining
on the bride ; to marry any one out of
whose initials and your own a word
can be formed ; to meet a wolf, dog,
cat, llaard, serpent, spider or toad, on
the way to the church. It is fatal for
a bride to hear a cat sneeze the day
before the wedding ; and lor her to
omit throwing away every one of the
piii in her bridal dress ; if she retains
a single one of them nothing will go
right. If there be an odd number of
wedding guests, one of them will die
before the year is out.
In Scotland it is customary for the
bridegroom's mother to welcome home
the newly married couple, by meeting
them at the door and breaking a cur
rant bun over the bride's head before
her foot crosses the threshold ; but it is
a "very bad omen" if the bun is
broke over the wrong person, or after
the bride has crossed the threshold.
Formerly, in the highlands, 'i war
locks of witches were kept off" by
taking care that the bridegroom's left
shoe bore no buckle nor Jatchet, or by
driving to church with gray horses.
In some parts of England good luck is
supposed to be brought by a friend
making a hen cackle in tbe house of
the wedded pair ; but the breaking of
the wedding ring is an omen that its
owner will soon be a widow. The
custom of throwing a slipper after the
bride, for good luck, Is stlD kept up.
Johu a Bacrteaa of (he
I visited the fountain. It was gor
geous. I M like one like It hi my front
yard. What ain't stone Is all Bronze.
It's on the European plan. Away tip
top of a big piece of atone stands a
female woman. There wag a serene
expression on her face, like that that
comes over the fare of a housewife
when she finds her baked beans cooked
to suit her a kind of a subdued, re
signed expression, like she was resign
ed to the beans. Sue looks like she
possessed an excellent constitution, as
healthy a constitution as the British
frigate Ouerreire tried to possess when
she didn't do it. She looks like if she
told a man to go away he'd be apt to
leave. This woman 18 the apex par
don me for calling a woman an apex
she is the dome of the fountain. She
don't stand as high as the not'er dam
of Paris, and l don't, care a darn if she
don't. She stands high enough. Her
arms are outst ivtchciL like unto slic is
saying, " bless thee, my child, bless
thee." From each finger of her open
hands, thumbs included, dart little
jets of water, which wets things below.
This water pouring from her hands is
taken from the old adage, ,llt never
rains hut it paws." Below Is a fe
male woman trying to keep her bov
r0'" j"li"g offtlio stone wall.
Hie iconic is Deautiiui; the boy is
ditto. But my criticism on that boy
will he abrupt. The city ought to buy
a suit of youth's clothing and dress
him up. and "what is done, to lie well
done, should be done quickly."
There Is another statute : It's a male
He stands on the roof of his
house, which is on tire. His feet must
he glued to the roof pretty tight, or
"e'U fell on long ago. He holds a
i '""-'kct in one hand, and the other is
outstretched and very busy praying for
something. If ho was a native of Cin
cinnati I should say it was for lager
beer, but as he ain't, Ik Is very prob
ably praying for rain. He don't stop
to think that It he only prays with one
hand he'll get only haff a sfiower. He
is going on the principle that "half a
loaf is better than none." He holds a
piece of witlMjred vegetable matter,
and he is praying for rain with both
hands ; at least he Is praying for water,
nnd he don't care a cuss whether It's
miu or not, as long as it's water.
Down nt his feet is a dog, with open
mouth nnd parched tongue, so sugges
tive of thirst that I had to walk half a
block and take a drink I'd poured
ten cents worth of lager beer down
that dog's throat, only 1 knew I'd
drank it up myself if I'd attempted tu
carry it to him.
There is a splendid statue of a fe
male Good Samaritan catching water
in a pitcher and giving it to an old
man 108 years of age. That old man's
face Is the most perfect tic 'n7c of a
miserable cuss writhing with green
fruit pain I ever saw. Its wretchedness,
and woe boiled down, till nothing but
the woe is left. I can place one hand
on my beating breast and swear con
spicuoksly that if a female hen should
set upon her nest of eggs within sight
of that old man's face, she'd hatch
sour chickens. As I gazed into that,
face the angel Pity whispered in ray
ear, and from the depths of my breech
es pocket 1 slowly raised a cent. Then
Avarice got possession of the other
ear. and cachutik it went Imck again.
I'm like most people. I am full of
pity when it don't cost anything. 1
have seen folks sit in chtirch, with
tears rolling down their cheeks, as the
missionary told of his and the heath
en's suffering on the banks of the
Ganges, and when tlie platter was
handed around, I have seeu them sob
bing hoist n five cent piece into day
light ; then the thought would strike
'em, give this to the heathen and I'll
have to walk, and that five cents would
go for car lure, compelling the mis
sionary to deliver five cents' worth
more of a sermon to get even. f V
cinnaU Correspondent Aet York Sun.
A Junctors Wife. A judlcioin
wife Is always nipping off from her
husband's moral nature little twigs
that grow in wrong directions. Sue
keeps him in shape by continual prun
ing. If you say anything silly, she
will affectionately tell you so. If yon.
declare that you will do some absurd
thing, she will Dud some means of
preventing you doing it.
And by far tlie chief part of all the
common sense there is In this world
lielongs unquestionably to women.
The wisest tilings a man commonly
does are those wlilch his wife counsels
him to do. A wife is a grand wielder
of the moral pruiiing-kiufe. If John
son's wife had lived tliere would have
been no hoarding up of orange peel,
no touching all the posts in walking
along the streets, no eating and drink
ing with a disgusting voracity. If
Oliver Goldsmith had been married
he would never have worn that me
morable and ridiculous coat. When
ever you find a man whom you know
little about oddly dressed, or talking
absurdly, or exhibiting any eccentrl
city of manner, you may be tolerably
sure that lie is not a married man ; for
the corners are rounded off, the little
shoots pared away, in married men.
Wives nave generally much mure sense
than their husbands, especially when
their husbands are clever men. Tbe
wife's advices are like the ballast that
keeps the ship steady.