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Religious. The Rev. Mr. Stewart,
of Salem, will preach In the Court
House on Sabbath, at II o'clock A. M.,
filling Dr. Geary's appointment.
Yaqctna Bay Lighthouse. On
our first page we give a splendid en
graving of the Yaqnina Bay Light
house. It is from a pliottgraph by
that talented lady, Mrs. D. S. Stryker,
of Corvallls. It stands on the higliest
pinnacle of the blmT at the month of
the Bay, and is really a fine structure.
A walk of less than a mile from the
liotel along the sandy shore of tlie out
let of the Bay proper, terminates in a
point of wave-washed rocks, extend
ing out into the oeeau at the mouth of
the Bar, over which ships must pass
before entering tlie Bay. The waves
here are always dashing and roaring
and tlie sea-gales blowing which rise
with the tides. Perched on tlie high
est pinnacle of the Muff at this point,
so as to command the widest and most
aooessable view of the ocean, is sta
tioned the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.
It Is a two story frame building with
a basement constructed of brick. A
cupola on top built of iron, contains a
magnificent lamp, surrounded by cir
cular French-glass triangular prisms
tor reflecting purposes, of the finest
and richest make and polish. The
lamp with its attendant prisms is of
the fifth order in size, and cost one
thousand dollars in Paris, where alone
such lamps can be obtained, being a
French invention. The light trout it
can be seen twenty-four miles at sea.
Robbery. Tlie dwelling of Mr. P.
Ohling, six miles south of Albany,
was entered about 3 o'clock A. M. of
Saturday, January 25th, and a double
barreled shotgun taken. Mr. 0. was
sleeping in the room at the time, heard
the thief enter, and asked him what
he wanted. Tlie reply was : "I was
afck." Mr. O. then arose from his
bed, when the thief seized the shotgun,
which stood near the door lie had just
entered, and levanted, Mr. 0. acceler
ating his speed by firing several shots
from bis revolver at him, as he dis
appeared in the darkness. It is not
likely that any of the shots took effect
owing to the extreme darkness, and
the haste made by the thief. In his
haste, the thief left an umbrella near
llie door, ou the handle of which was
Fell Out. One day last week,
I rs. Jones & Hill had a " falling out."
It happened tbu-ly : They had crossed
tlie liver intr Benton county, on the
way to see a patient. Soon after leav
ing the ferry they met a colored lady,
on foot, when one of the horses at
tached to the buggy iu which the two
M.D.'s were riding, 'scared, "jumped
down an embankment, causing both
gentlemen to get out of tlieir vehicle
in too much haste to be either graceful
or pleasant. However, both gentle
men escaped with nothing more ser
ious than a first class mud-bath, and
with team and buggy intact, without
unnecessary delay, proceed on their
usual round of visits.
Careless. We noticed a train of
cars, on the switch running along the
river trout, on Tuesday, sloshing up
and down without giving any alarm
neither sounding the "alarm bell " or
tooting the whistle. Possibly there is
a way to compel the due observance of
the law in tlie matter, on the part of
officers of tlie O. & O. R. R.. and we
I'iggpst that it be tried on at once.
Removal. Mr. II. Weed lias re
moved bis stock of groceries from the
building east of the Bank, on First
street, to Beach's building, on south
side of First, between Ferry and
BroadaJbin streets, and with fresh gro
ceries and provisions, at reduced rates,
asks a fair share of patronage. See
Salmox. If you wish a nice, freh
salmon, tlie place to go to is tlie Frank
lin Meat Marker, as Mr. Ilerren re
ceives fresh lots daily per railway.
That they are olosh muck-a-rauck,
we taui testify, as Mr. II. kindly do
nated a splendid one for our especial
benefit on Tuesday.
District No 26.
BOGttS' SCHOOL-HOUSE, )
Jan. 25. 1873. i
The farmers of District No. 26, met
pursuant to call, at Boggs' School
house, on last Saturday, at one o'clock
P. M., and temporarily organized by
tlie election of D. Cook. Chairman
and John Blevins, Secretary.
A number of gentlemen present ad
dressed tlie meeting, and much inter
est was manifested in the success of
the object for which it was called.
By request of the Chair, M. E. Fan
ning read an article from the WiUam
elle Farmer, on farmer's organizations,
by Wm. Ruple, of Polk county ; also,
an articie from the same piper, by T
E. Gleason, of Rock Point Farmer';
On motion, the meeting adjourned
to meet at tlie same place, at 1 o'clock
P. M. ot Saturday, February 1st, 1873
for the purpose of permanently organ
izing, and adopting a Constitution and
JOHN BLEVINS, Sec'y,
Btalrtet No. lit.
The farmers of District No. 18 and
vicinity, met at tlie Trite's School-
house, Jan. 28th, at one o'clock P.
M., for the purpose of organizing a
farmer's club. Went intoa temporary
organization by electing A. G. Mar
shal), Chairman, and H. C. Powel,
On motion, a permanent organiza
tion was effected by electing the fol
lowing officers for tlie ensuing year :
A. G. Marshall, President ; T. 0. Max
well, Vice-President ; H. C. Powel,
Secretary; M. H. Wilds, Assistant
Fifteen names were enrolled as mem
Ou motion, a committee of three
were appointed to draft a Constitution
and By-Iiws to govern the Club.
On motion, a committee of three
was appointed to select a question for
debate at the next meeting.
The question selected was : J.e..rerf,
That the tanners of Oregon should
unite and build warehouses of their
own, in order to dispense with tlie
class ot middlemen or grain specula
tors who, at present, control prices
and reap the only profit.
On motion, adjourned to meet at the
same place on Feb. 1st, at one o'clock
A. G. MARSHALL, Pres.
H. C. FOWEL, Sec.
Cm Council. At the regular meet
ing of the Council on Tuesday evening
there were present tlie Mayor, and
Councilmen R. Salttmrsh, P. C. Har
per, A. C. Jones and D. M. Jones.
The Committee on Health and Police
reported their inability to find author
ity for the appointment of a night
watch, the Council never having creat
ed such an office, and asked permission
to report back to the Council the peti
tions placed in tlieir hands at the last
meeting. On motion, such permission
was granted. The Special Committee
o i revision of ordinances, n.aking no
report, and no evidence lieing offered
that they intended or would be in a
condition to report in any reasonable
time, on motion, said committee was
dissolved, and tlie ( 'otineil went into
Committee of tlie Vb!e on revision
of ordinances. Tlie Committee arose
and reported a bill in relation to
license. 4c which passed to its second
reading. Councilman Jones gave no
tice that he would ofter at tlie next
meeting, a bill ou the subject of drain
age. Bills, aggregating $1W 35. were
presented and referred. Council ad
journed to meet on Thursday evening,
(Jan. 30). at 8 o'clock.
Thk Ball Rolling. Last Satur
day afternoon, the farmers of District
No. 26 met at Boggs' School-house,
about seven miles south of this city,
and took preliminary steps for the or
ganization of a permanent Farmer's
Club. Tlie attendance was large, and
the unanlmoRs sentiment of all pres
ent was in favor of adopting imme
diate measures for protection and safety
for the future.
Dissolved. By notice elsewhere
in this Issue, it will be seen that tlie
milling firm of Beach, Moutelth & Co.
has been dissolved as to tlie "Co.,"
Mr. A. 8. Knox, who retires from tlie
firm, and tlie firm -name will hereaf
ter be written, Beach & Mouteith.
Letter From John Day Valley.
John Day Vali.ky. Jan. 22d. 1873.
Deak Kemsteb: I've got an item
nothing less than an earthquake or
an avalanche in the Blue Mountains !
Some say one. some say the other, but
the facts are like this: On the 14th
inst., a quarter to twelve o'clock, noon,
the people of this vicinity were greatly
surprised by hearing, a very little east
of a south direction, what sounded
like four or five reports of heavy can
nonadiiig, at regular intervals of say
ten seconds, which was followed by a
rumbling, rolling, crashing noise un
like anvthine I ever heard before. I
felt no sensation of the earth's vibra
tion, but learn it did roll and rock In a
very unbecoming manner a few miles
east ot Canyon City, on what is com
monly known as French Charley Hill,
stamnedincr tlie cattle. Does ran
I C7 .
yelping and would not be comforted,
for tlieir scare was exceedingly great
I've always thought I would like to
experience just one earthquake, for the
novelty of the thing, but am now sat
isfied with the noise of the thing with
out any more violent manifestations.
Doc. Anderson says his springs are
miming more water since that event
But I believe yon don't know who Doc
is, so I will tell you. He is tlie pro
prietor ot the very celebrated (In this
country) Warm Springs, situated, at
tlie head ot John Day Valley, imme
diately at the foot of tlie Blue Moun
tains. There resort tlie elite ami in
valid; Fourth of July's congregate
there ; and Doc has ever so big a hall
where the lads and lassies dance to
their heart's -delight. Rare medical
virtues are claimed for these springs,
I've tried them ; I've splashed iu their
waters without being a bit afraid, and
then with a grin determination I have
passed ever sundry smooth quarters
that cost me a deal of pains to accu
mulate. I find them efficient, very
efficient in taking off dirt.
Let me tell you a story ; I don't
care whether you believe it or not, but
I tell it as It was told to me : Many
years ago. our hero was living, honor
ed and respected, oh one of the many
romantic streams of Arkansas. But
like many of his worthy countrymen,
he had high aspirations. So bidding
his poor but honest parents adieu, he
set his face for 'sunset, and manfully
whacked a bull team to the golden
shores of the Pacific. After many
tips and downs of a miner's life, he
finally found himself the happy posses
sor of a 100 acre ranche In the Jona
than Day Valley. Our hero was no
married man. No, he liad no better
half to share his joys and ("often his
trials and troubles ; no. he lived all
alone. He had but, one trouble in the
world. Confidentially he would tell
you. somebody's stealing his shirts;
before they were half worn out they
would misterlously disappear. He
was sure he had one on in going to
bed at night but no shirt could he
find in the morning. Time rolled on.
Hedldll'l fell a well as usual; he
wou'd go to the Warm Spring ; he
WonM take a hath. He did so. Those
lost shirt' appeared, even to the very
one he wore aitoss tlie plains in '49.
Times up here are pretty good.
Winter light ; everything lovely, and
the goose snenHl.
Yours. W. F. S.
flABRisnURfl. Jan. 2i)th, 1873.
E. Register : Owing to the
scarcity of Items last week, we omitted
our regular eorresixmdeiice, but have
since rcpleiiislied our scrap-book, and
now have a few things of which we
wish to speak. And first ot a
which was gotten up by the ladies of
the city, aud held In the City Hall on
Wednesday evening, 23d Inst. The
evening was beautiful, and at an early
hour tlie ball was well filled, and after
a reasonable length of time, supper
was announced to the gratification of
the crowd, far they all appeared to be
hungry -flnd a general rush was made
for the dining room. As we are nat
urally inclined to he fattier modest,
we waited milil the table was spread
the third time, and even then found an
abundance of all the "good things"
one would wish for, and all for the sum
of fcwft-OTtew extra. Tb sup
per was prepared promiscuously by the
ladies ot the town, but was one that
would rival any we have seen in a long
while. And here let me say, the thanks
of all are due Mr. anil Mrs. Mart. Tay
lor, who kindly tendered the use of
their dining room and kitchen for the
occasion. After supper, promenading
and various kinds of games were in
troducedone of which, by a young
dentist, who lives not a thousand
miles from the city of Albany. I must
mention "Copenhagan." It would
be useless for me to attemp to describe
it ; suffice it to say, it is rather a ques
tionable play tor gents who wear pa
per collars, and ladies with bustles, to
engage in. Great credit is due the la
dies who were the prime movers in
the affair, as the receipts were near
$75. which will be applied in tlie pur
chase of carpet for the church.
As we liave had but little of this
kind of amusement this winter, a sur
prise party was given last evening at
Mr. Wager's, on which occasion Rev.
W. R. Bishop was made the happy re
cipient of a bran new stove-pipe hat,
from the hands of the young ladies of
this place. Our friend 0. P. Tomp
kins was selected to makefile presenta
tion speech. He succeeded first rate
until about half way through, when his
heart failed him, and well, he
had the courage to give Mr. Bishop
the hat, at any rate. Mr. B. respond
ed in a few short but well-timed re
marks, when the crowd dispersed.
Mart. Taylor will give another one
of his entertainments at the City Hall
on Friday evening, Slstlnst., in con
nection with which there will be a
neck-tie party (dance), after the per
formances. Our young folks are an
ticipating a nice time.
There have been but few transactions
in tlie wheat market tor the past tew
days, as dealers are indifferent about
purchasing at "current rates," and the
farmers seem to think the decline is
only temporary. The price has been
kept up to 70c until to-day we quote at
65c. It is rumored that tlie Harris
burg mills will soon be closed down,
except for custom work, the proprie
tors thinking it will be more to their
advantage to sell the wheat, than to
grind. K. C. B.
Chapter of AivMeats at Harrtobura;.
Ed. Register : Last night an old
gentleman by the name of Jas. Clark,
(I understand late of Albany) met with
a severe accident which happened as
He was occupying a room up stairs,
at the Union Hotel, and having occa
sion to pass out during the night, went
to the door over the stair-way, and
supposing there was a platform in
front stepped out and fell to tlie side
walk, a distance of some twelve feet,
striking, in the tall, a swinging sign,
with his chin, and cutting a severe gash
there'n, besides receiving other bruises.
The noise occasioned by the fall,
aroused a number of lodgers at the ho
tel, who rushed hurriedly down to the
scene, and found tlie old gentleman al
most in a state of unconsciousness. He
was carried in and medical assistance
immediately procured. It is though1
he is not fatally injured, butt being
quite old. it will be some time before
he entirely recovers.
This morning as the lamp in tlie bar
room of the hotel was being tnrned
down, it exploded, making a noise
something like the discharge of a small
cannon. The room being full of guests
at the time, it was a wonder no one
was hurt as the lamp was blown to
atoms, and tlie contents scattered over
tlie floor. Among the guests was Col.
foe Teal, who was sitting astride a
chair in front of tlie stove. Tlie Col.
was not scared, but It is strange how
soon he thought of some pressing busi
ness down town, and Immediately
walked (?) out, leaviug his chair in an
inverted position. As soon, however,
as it was ascertained that no serious
damage had been done, the gallant
Col. was seen coming in at a side door
(he had gone out at another.) It was
suggested by a by-stander. tliat the
Col. would prove an efficient soldier
against the Modocs. as he would act
upon the suggestion, that
He who from the fight shall runaway,
May live to fight some other day."
K. C. 11.
llARKiSBlRe, Jan. 30th, 1873.
Personal. Mr. J. L. Harris, learn
ing that his wife had not appeared
quite so well fora few days past, start
ed for the Dalles, where she is at pres
ent residing.-on Tuesday.
Mrs. R. Cheadle has been very low
with conjestive chills during the week.
Her iron constitution has preserved
her life so tar, and there is hope lor
Ben Ilervey, we learn by letter, has
located at Yreka, Cal., aud is doing
well, as his friends will be glad to
Sheuu, Or., Jan. 29, 1873.
The friends of temperance iu I, inn
county, in each school district, are re
quested to meet on Saturday evening.
February 8th, 1873, and choose dele
gates to attend the State Temperance
Alliance, to meet at Salem. Oregon,
on Thursday, Febinarv 20th, 1873.
1). P. POR TER,
Com. for Linn Co.
Time Up. Quite a number of sub
scriptions expire with this issue No.
22 Vol. 5. Subscribers will please no
tice, and If after the name appears,
v5n22, they will please call at this
office and renew their subscription at
once, if they wish the regular visits of
tlie Register for another year.
Another. Tlie farmers of District
No. 18 have organized a Club, ami
propose to be ready to co-operate with
their brother farmers in Linn iu all
measures calculated to beuefit the til
lers of the soil.
Fan. 28th. in this city, at the resi
dence of Mr. Wm. Tally, by Rev. J.
W. Van Cleve, Mr. Wm. Powell, ot
Marion comity, to Miss Mary Maxwell,
of Linn county, Oregon.
The happv couple have our sincere
wishes for their future happiness.
C P. HOG CK.
WHEELER c CO.,
SHE DO, OREGON,
I )eiers iu Merchandise and Produce. A
good assortment of all kinds of Goods al
ways in store at lowest market rates.
Agents tor sale of Wagons, Grain Drills.
Cider Mills, Chums, 4c, c.
CASH paid for WHEAT, OATS, PORK,
butter; EGGS and POULTRY.
AM. KXOWIXU THKMSKLVEN In
debted to John GAHTKn hv book hc-
oonnt, are hereby requested to come and
seme ineir respective accounts between
this and I he 1st of March. 1878. For tlutt
purpose I will lie found daily at my former
pniuRoi uusincss, DCiwecn liio clocKA.il.
an 1 4 o'clock P. M. JOHN (iANTKR.
Albany, Jan. !19, I873-22lf
WEED HAS REMOVED TO REACH'S
v V building, sont h side of First , between
Ferry and Broadalhin streets, where he
respectfully calls the attention of his cus
tomers itu-l the public to n new mid well
assorted stock of
Groceries, Provision, &
which he Is now offering at reduced price
Fop Otwh or Trade.
The highest market prices pal 1 for nil
Riii.ls of Country Produce.
BTLOok for the tiolden llcchive, No. 30
First street, Albany, Oregon.
MrtmJ H. WEEK.
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY AN
nounees to the citizens of Albany and
Linn county, that he has just opened" a
in this city, In the fl re-proof brick former
ly known as J. Gamer's. I shall keep on
hand and for sale all goods pertaining to
my line of business, at lowest living ra'es.
Especial attention paid to repairing line
time-pieces, wherein an experience of
many years enables ine, I trust, to give
68" All goods sold and work done, war
Albany, Jan. SI, 1873-42 v5
Dissolution of Co-Partaershlp.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tin-co-partnership
composed of of li.
Beach, Thos. Montelth and A. 8. Knox,
under 1 he firm-name of Bench, Monteith
A Co., engaged In the business of manu
facturing flour at Albany, Oregon, and in
the commission business in the sale ot
flour at San Francisco, California, is dis
solved as to the said A. 8. Knox, he reilr
ing from said co-partnership. Tlie said 1 .
Beach and Thos. Monteith continue Un
said co-part nersh I pas to themselves under
the name of Beach A Monteith.
A. 8. KNOX