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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1872)
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8eca m mum.
You are struck by the great number
of children everywhere nere. Some
houses absolutely overflowing with
them ; some tames are embowered In
olive branches." The different sets
get along very well together generally,
but that is 'little wonder, after the
miracle of agreement between the
mothers. Polygamy does not seem to
Sfiare women the cares of maternity.
1 know a Mormon household in which
two middleaged wives count about two
dozen children between them. 1 took
two little fair-haired girls for twins
and they were a sort of polygamatic
twins, born almost at the same time
in the same house, of different mtli-
ers. It seems to me that the children
here do not look as happy and bright !
as in our towns ; I tanuy tiutt t he little
girls, at least, have something of the
subdued, repressed look of their moth
ers. But some of them are pretty,
and nearly all neatly and comfortably ;
dressed. I hear that they have very
good schools, and are under good :
discipline at home, answering to the j
roll-call at night, ana duly honoring
their father and their mothers.
Many Mormon wives an- sisters, and
it is said they get along quite harmo
niously. The very iiatnre of women
seems to be changed here, and turned
upside down and mside out. An in
telligent -'lirst wife" told a Gentile
neighbor that the only wicked feeling
she had about her husband taking a
second wife was that he did not take
her sister, who wanted him, or rather
a share of 1dm. She would have liked
to have the property kept in the fami
ly. saw the other day a pair of
young wives, sisters, walking hand in
liand, dressed alike in every particular,
of the same height and complexion,
and of the same apparent age indeed,
looking so exactly alike that it was
almost a case of mitigated bigamy. It
must seem queer, even to them, to say
-our husbaud,"as they used to say
'our piano," or "our pony."
The most singular and unnatural
marriages here are those of men with
their wives' mothers. These are not
unfrequent. It strike me this is a se
ditious plot against immemorial do
mestic authority, the most ancient
court of feminine appeal that it Is an
attempt to do away with mother-in-law.
When young wives are taken,
the three or four or five do not always
lieuome one flesh, there is sometimes
relellion and even hostility on the
part of the old wife. Occasionally a
husband objects to having even a second
wife imposed on him. I Iteard of one
the other day, who, though he finally
submitted to the command of the im
perial Brigham. that he should bike
and provide for a certain poor woman
a lone, lorn, cretur." declared
that lie couldn't "bear her," and at
once put tier away on a ranch forty i
miles from town pensioned ami pas- i
tnred her out.
A Jersey paper tells a very interest
ing story of a little boy in that Suite.
He wa climbing an apple tree, and
when upon the topmost, limb he slip
ped and fell to the ground, lie was
picked up and carried to the house in
an insensible condition. After watch
ing by his bedside through many weary
hours, his mother perceived signs (it
returning consciousness. Leaning
over him she asked if there was any
thing slie could do for Mm. now that
he began to feel better? Should she
!wthe his forehead, or change his pil
low, or tan him ? Was there anything
lie wanted ? Opening his eyes languid
ly, and looking at her. the little nfl"er
er said: "Yes; I want, a pair of
pants with a pocket behind." He
Smalj. Pox Clay Duesmxo to
I'KfcVKNT PmtKfi. Dr. K.S. Bunker,
in a note to the MtdfO'l Itecord, says :
During the recent epidemic I used
clay dressing for two pretty decided
cases of confluent small pox. Both
patients were young women. One, a
married lady, aged twenty-three, Tlie
other, single, aged twenty-one. had
the disease with great violence, recov
ered rapidly and is now well. In each
case I dusted finely sifted pipe-clay
over the face as soon as the pustules
became fairly developed, 'lMs formed
immediately a clean, dry and whole
some scab, abolished the intolerable
itching and burning, served apparently
as a good absorbent of infection-, ma
terial, and sealed off during convale
scence, leaving underneath a sott, na
tural integument. There was no iis
fignretnent iu either case."
Tuose Boys. Pending the occur-;
reuce ot a threatened earthquake, a I
.South American pater-famliias sent his j
hoys to stay with a friend beyond the I
limits of the fated section. The con-!
rukton did not torn up when due, but I
the youngsters remained in tlieir place
of safety till the following note from ;
the host procured their recall :
-Dear P Send the earth-'
quake along here, and take home your I
Thiers spends his leisure
gbe Greek philosophers,
A one-armed horseman recently
traveling through Missouri stopped at
a blacksmith's shop to have Ins horse
shod. The smith noticed the empty
sleeve, and asked him if lie lost bis
arm In the war. He replied with a
sigh that he did, and even more, going
on to relate how he left home to enlist
in the Southern army, and at the close
of the war, in going back, he found
that his wife, who thought him dead,
had moved away and he had since been
unable to obtain' a trace of lier. "What
is your name ? " asked the blacksmith.
When the answer was ".f. W. WaM
mp."lie suddenly released the hoot
over which lie had been bending, and
without looking at the ex-soldier,
cried : " Follow me into Ha- house."
and hurriedly led the way. Amazed
as he was at such conduct, Waldrup
mechanically obeyed the unexjiected
bidding, and before he could pans to
think, was in the presence of a comely
matron about whose sewing chair three
happy children were playing. She
was the blacksmith's wife, the mother
of his little ones ; yet as she rose to
see whom the smith hud brought In,
and caught sight of the stranger s face,
one wild shriek proclaimed the instan
taneous recognition, and she fainted.
In the belief that Waldrup was dead,
she had married the blacksmith of
Cedar city in the year of the soldier's
parole and could now only confess her
diead mistake and call alternately on
her husband and her God for pardon.
After the first agitation of tlie singu
lar re-union had partially subsided, the
two men returned to the smithy and
talked the matter over as sensibly and
coolly as their respective feelings per
mitted. Devotedly as he loved the
woman, the blacksmith admitted the
other's stronger right to her and gen
erously consented that she herself
should decide between them. After
a long passion of tears and self-reproach,
she elected to go with him
whom she first loved; but declared
with bitter lamentations, that site
could not leave her children. The
smith raising his head from his breast,
on which it had drooped in the first
despondency of her great affliction
eyed her wistfully tor a moment, and
then said. ' you shall take tliein my
dear." When tlie steamboat St. I.uke
stopped at the landing some hours later.
Waldrup went on board with his still
weeping and thickly veiled wife, and
tlie blacksmith followed with the chil
dren. The boat's bell rang for the
starting, and the dread separation was
at hand. The crew, the passengers,
the captain all who witnessed it
were affected to tears by the touching
scene. With great drops rolling dowu
his tawny cheeks the smith kissed the
children one after another, and iu a
clicking voice bade their mother an
eternal good-by. The two men gazed
wistfully at each other's feces, shook
hands long and earnestly, and then the
blacksmith, by a strong effort of iron
will released" the hand of Waldrup,
ind walked quietly to the shore. He
,iever turned his face
the boat, which soon passed out ot
sight, around a merciful bend iu the
river, but strode on. with head bowed
down, to tlie home whither the voice of
his wife and children should welcome
him no more.
FARM NOTES. A good cow eats no
more than a poor one.
If you give it cow some salt to lick,
it is said to make Iter " bear down."
It Is estimated thai proper care of
agricultural machinery would save an
nually no less than $5,000,000.
Three good reasons why it is best to
plant small instead of large trees:
They cost less at the nursery, expense
of packing and transportation is less,
and losing but a lew roots tbey are
more certain to Iive.
Water in which potatoes have been
boiled is said to posies a poison fatal
to lice on cattle, Wa-ii freely with
sponge or woolen cloth, choosing a
suany day or a warm stable for the
operation, and as their hides dry, rub
down with a curry-comb.
Dr. Holt stated before the Farmers'
Convention at Petersburg, Va., that
the peanut crop of the counties of
Surrey, Sussex. Southampton, Xan-e-tnbnd
and Prince Georges has often
teen e ual in value to the entire wheat
harvest sold in Richmond iu one year.
Seeds kept tu paper bags are often
destroyed by mice, but if well dried,
put into bottles and well sealed, they
not only keep l etter hut retain their
virtues longer.' Label the bottles
The ex-representatives of the United
States abroad. Kilpatrick and Castas
M. Clay, espoused the Greeley cause.
Both were recalled for indecent con
duct. When the man Butler gets
baek from Kgypt. he will prohably take
(he stump tor Creeley. The Liberal
organization is serving a very good
purpose iu the sewerage line. A great
party, like u great city, needs sewer
age. Foulness would'retk and breed
disease if allowed to stagnate, It must
ik untiucii on. luriy oomitni.
A young man asked a young lady
her age. aiid she replied : " Six times
seven and seven times three added to
my age will exceed six times nine and
j The young man said he thought she
looked much older,
The Rattle of the RattleaMke.
Mr. Frank Buckland writes as fol
lows upon this subject :
Mr. Thomas Hughes, M. P., has
beeu kind enough to give a very flue
specimen ot the rattle of a rattlesnake.
It Is two inches and a half long, ami
Is composed of nine joints. This piece
of mechanism is one of tlie ntot won
derful in the animal world, it is com
posed of a horny material, very thin,
and Is almost as transparent "as the
sheets of gelatine in which Iton-hous
are wrapped. It is difficult to explain
Its ultimate structure in words. Tlie
rattle before me is formed of nine
complete sections, fitted one into the
other iua more ingenious way titan
any puzzle made by human hands,
even those of the Chinese ; they fit
one into the other so that It Is impossi
ble to get tliein apart without breaking
them. ' Number one (say the lowest)
passes right through a hollow in num
ber two. and then nulges out, forming
a kind ot clip or projection, around
which number three holds on firmly,
not unlike tlie ball-socket joint. Tlie
rattle is rather more than half an inch
across. The snake does not carry it
with its broad side to the ground, but
with one edge up and tlie other down ;
when shaken with the human hand,
the noise it makes is very like the noise
from a child's rattle ; but when the
suake plays upon his own instrument,
its sound is quick and sharp, like shot
when dropped on a tin plate. There
can lie no doubt but that this curious
musical instrument, is given to the
snake in order to enable him to get
close to his prey.
Imagine a blazing hot day on tlie
desolate prairie, no noise, everything
is silence itself. The whirr-whirr of
a rattlesnake's rattle would, under
these circumstances, attract the notice
of a bird or small animal, wlio could
easily escape from his enemy by flight
if he knew where his enemy was. He
remains, however, still to listen to the
unwonted noise, and gives the snake
time to get up, slide noiselessly np to
him, and strike him with his" deadly
tangs. Some time since an American
gentleman Implied to he talking
with me at my museum, when I sud
denly played upon a rattlesnake's tail.
My friend, a traveler, who knew the
sound well, immediately jumped sud
denly aside in gnat alarm, thinking
tliat I might have a rattlesnake loose
in the room.
KngneM)- r it Mnre -A fuse of II nr
wln. A remarkable instance of the saga
city (is it not reason ?! of a horse has
come to our notice. Mr. John Fletch
er, ot Norwegian, owns an unbroken
cayuse mare, which runs in a pasture
adjoining bis house. The mare, which,
is very wild, has a colt at her side. A
few nights since, after Mr. Fletcher
liad retired, he was aroused by the
mare coining to the window of his
house, and by pawing, neighing, and
iu every way "possible trying to get his
attention. 'This continuinir for some
time, begot up and weutoutand drove
her away, and returned again to bed :
but she immediacy returned, and, if
possible, increased her demonstration,
he again went out, when the mare
came up to him and rubbed her nose
.igaiust him, although always before
she had been very shy of allowing any
one to come within reach of lier, theu
ran on a few varus lietore him, con
tinuing her neighing ; then, as tie did
not follow her, she returned to him,
rubbing against him iu the most dem
onstrative maimer. He attempted to
drive her off, struck Iter with a stick,
and following her a few yards to
t lighten her a way. As soon, however,
as he turned toward the house slie re
turned and tried in every way to pre
vent him from so doing. He then re
marked that her colt was not with her,
in fact he had not noticed liefore it was
quite dark. It occurred to him then
to follow her which he did. So soon
as slie saw he was doing so, she ran
off liefore him, stopping every lew
yards, turning around to see that he
was still following. Tiien again run
ning on keeping .up her calling, until
she reached a distant part of the field,
where she stopped at an old pros
pect hole." On coming up with her
slie again commenced rubbing against
him. and drew his attention to the hole
where be soon discovered the colt. It
appears it had slipped into it and was
unable to get out. and tlie mare had
taken this method to obtain assistance.
Being unable to get it out alone. Mr.
Fletcher went for some of his neigh
bors and with them returned. While
they were taking the little fellow out
the mare manifested the most Intense
delight, and seemed almost beside her
self with joy ; ami afterward, when
tlie men had' got out of the hole, she
came to Mr. Fletcher, and placing her
nose on his shoulders, gave every sign
of gratitude that a human mother
might under similar circumstances.
Who will say the 1 iorse does not reason?
Virginia Vilij Mmtarm.
Prior to the Cincinnati Convention
I Iorace White delighted to call 1 lorace
Greeley an "inspired harlequin." and
Horace Greeley luxuriated lu denomi
nating Horace White as a "perspicu
ous and sublime liar." Times have
changed since then, and the lion and
lamb are lying together, even as they
formerly lied apart. Chicago I'ont.
Murder in Albany
ASNEVKR YETHKEN KNOWN, AM !
no threatening of it at present.
1h ft thin wht.h wmictimn ,mist hf.fi.ll
every son and daughtorof the human fam
ily ; ami yet.
At the nitl-day,
Of your life, it disease lays his vile hands
upon you, there is still "u balm in tiilend,"
by which yon may be restored to perfect
health, ami prolong your days louuilnicu
By culling on
R. V. HILL & SOX,
With a prescription, where von can Intve
it compounded by one experienced in that
particular line. Also, constantly on hand
a good assortment of fresh drugs, patent
medicines, chemicals, lwints, oils, dye
stuffs, trusses, etc. Agents for tike
Celebrated I'nk Weed Remedy,
Or, Oregon Rheumatic Cure ; Dr. 1). Javnc
tt Sons' medicines, etc.
Speucc's Positive and Negative Powders
kept in stock. Also agents for the
Hume Shuttle Sewing Machine,
One of the most useful pieees of household
furniture extant. Call and examine.
R. C. HILL A SON.
Albany, June 10, 7I-4llvS
K0. F. SETTLE3IIER,
Successor to I. W. Wukedeld),
Parrisli's Sew Building, flnttNtrcet,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC '
All articles warranted pure, and of the
Physicians prescriptions carefullv eom
pouiidtHl. Albany, Oct. 17. ltjtKMitf
A. F. CHERRY Proprietor,
Manufactures Steam Engines,
Fiour and Saw mil Muchin
erf, WOOD WORKING
Anil all kinds of
iron asb iiifi: cAjsnristes,
Particular attention paid to repairing nil
kinds of machinery. 41vS
MOV KM. KT("
M. M. HARYUY & .,
(LATE W. II. MTAIiLAN I) ( '&,
Opposite the hotels-,
j force a sad iASt Pinup.
j LEAD AND IRON PIPE,
I Hollow Ware,
HOl'SE HT.MSH1MJ HARDWARE,
Tin, Copper arfd Sheet Iron
1 Am; fn r kto k tn the tai.lkv.
Lowest Prices Every Time.
RepaJrlur Properly Done. 40v2
BALLET, DAVIS & CO.'s
Tnke tlie Hislsest Rank.
1 1 AIM
II tnre been selected by the Executive
Committee of the World's Jubilee us the
Best 1'lanos. No other Piano will ls
The greatest living P'milst, who whs In
Boston, attending the Jubilee, says :
" The Ballet, IIbvIn to." I'Ihuo
exeeltt, in every particular, all other
! Call mid examine and sec for yourselves,
I or send for Price List and Circulars.
W. K. BADGER, Sole Agent,
at Snow & Room' Art (iaiiery.
73 Kirs' street. Portland.
REV. .1. W. BOOS, PREMIUMS Efc
i der of the Methodist Church, San
Frum-isco, says : "In my opinion, tiioijce
Woods & Co.'h OrjtniiN Bare nn equal
lor richness and sw eetness of tone, with
great power, lam familiar with all the.
most prominent organs in the market,
have owned tour different kinds, and im
hesiialingly sav 1 prefer those of tieorge
Woods to any ot her."
Send for Price Lis: and Circulars for tint
finest Urgan in the world.
W. K. BA'JtifcK, Sole Agent,
at Snow & linos' Art Udlery,
": First street, Portland, nr.
August Kdvf m(i
SKWINtt MACHINES. ' "
a aw victory 1
Indcrfee4 Sewing Machine .
T'r wiu. dmjuut the maxv
friends of the
Wilson Improved Sewing MacMne.
To know that In 1I10 stubborn cwttest ftir
superiority in samples of work, at tlie gnat
Northern Ohio Fair, their favorite has
carried oil' the two great premium -the
Medal for IhjsI six specimens machine
work, and the Diploma for liest embroid
ery. Amliegreal competilion was In these
two classes, b will ha soon that the Wil
son's victory is complete. We knew this
W'OUld lie so; it could not lie otherwise.
There is no talking down the fact thnt the
New Wilson is ihe best Kamilv Sewing
Machine now uiamituctured- capable ot
doing the best work on unv kind of goods,
under ail clnmmstanoes.
This award of the highest premium
should and will silence the talk of ihat
large class of sewing machine men who
have made this machine the .ijec; of their
special enmity, simply bccRUSe it isa mod
erate priced machine nnp undersells ilieh
HO and see the Premium New Wilson
Sewing Machine, the best in the world,
now on exhibition at Snow Ron An
liallery, 7.1 First street, Pon land, Oregon,
amlrenicmuoryottMw buy this premium
SfeiT" Agents wanted.
M1NKK A PEARSON.
Julv 19, 7W6
cenced! Repair Shop.
. rpiiK I XPr.KSKiNKO HAVINIi liK
' A turned to Albany, and taken his Aid
j shop on corner of Ellsworth and Second
. streets, announces his readiness to attend
j to all kinds of
BLACK8M1THINO, MILL & MACHIKB
Also, has on hand and for sale, ins
j Strayer Porce-fecd
I STAR MOLINE,
and other PLOWS
, WOOD'S re; PER & MOWER,
: which lit .ill sell on the most roasonablo
1 HORSE SHOEING- -All rmnd,$2:
uivi: sis; a aix.
AH work entrusted to ine will receive
nrono.l iKh.titlini. nrwt tu. i'v,.n.,i ... n,.
j ls. possible manner, with good material.
, A share of puhilc patronage is solicited.
! ttyshojion corner Kllsvorth unit Second
I streets, opposite Pierced Fern-,
I W F. WOOD.
Albany Colleginte Institute,
'pills INKTITt-TlON WILL It KOPEK ON
; A Monday, September 4, iszi.withacorps
; of teachers cnnable and earnest. Instm
; t on will lie thorough and practical, and
the system of order unsurpassed. Forpar-
II. K. WAKRKN. A. M., PresidenH
Or, Rev. E. R. GEARY, 1). l).,Att)ai)y'