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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1873)
O.I KVI IO ASKWEKEO.
A letter lia been handed us from
M. H. fteplteu of Otwla, Clark
county, lows, making inquiries regard
ing the Willamette Valley, with a re
quest to answer. Toe nrst question
proposed fat: "Do yon have to irri
gate?" Speaking of this portion of the
State, the portion einhnteed in Linn
county the leading agricultural coun
ty in Oregon in reply to this question,
our aiiswer would be. no irrigation is
required. Of course tlicre are large
bodies of rich land in Oregon, as well
as the territory adjacent, thai will not
produce unless irrigation is resertexl
to; but heie, in the grand old Willam
ette Valley, the "mists and dues lrom
the clouds ave irs(the trouble and ex
pense. "What is the price of wild
land?" If bf "wild land" is meant
Government land, land subject to
entry and homesteadiug, we would
answer, we know of none or compar
atively none, in this county. There is
any amount of unimproved land, how
ever, that can be purchased for from
3 50 to $10 per acre, according to lo
cality. There may be, and possibly
is, lauds that can lie homesteaded,
hack in the hills, excellent for grazing
purposes stock farms. There is also
large bodies of fine bottom or valley
lands in the hundreds ot little valleys
east of the Cascade Mountains, lands
that will reward thehusbamhmui boun
tifully for his toil; but generally
speaking, irrigation will be necessary
there. "Is the country settling fast ?"
Population is increasing slowly, as the
people of the Eastern States have been
k'xceedingly slow to believe tlie truth
with regard to the many advantages
possessed by Oregon. We expect,
during the next two years, to witness
a tremendous influx of people, not
only frun the Eastern States, but
from Europe, owing to recent efforts
to disseminate wider information with
regard to Oregon and her advantages.
"What ot the society?" It is fully
equal, and in some respects superior,
to that of the older States. "What
kind of climate?" Moist in Winter,
and in Summer the finest in the world.
We are visited with neither extreme
cold or hot weather. From about the
10th of November to first of April we
have rain very few heavy showres.
but a continual drizzle-drozzle. The
balance of the year the weather is per-
fectlv splendkl. "Describe some of
small towns along the railroad." I
ThevillaeesaWthe lineof the Ore-!
gon & California Railroad are similar
to those along railroads in Illinois.
o r - - wr
Gencrallv sneakimrthe business houses 1
and private dwellings are frames '
very few buildings of brick. The priu-
eipal towns on the railwav are Port-
land. Salem, Albany. Hamburg, Eu-!
gene City and Rosebtirg. "What are
the wages of common laborers?" etc.!
T laborers get from 1 to $1 50 per j
day; earjwiiters and blacksmiths from j
fc 50 to 14 per day; school teachers j
from 35 to $100 per month; clerks
from $25 to $125 xr month. Rough j
lumber is worth $14 per M.; flour. $5
per barrel. For furtlier Information j
as to price ot provisions, see market
report elsewhere. In fact, the citizens
of the Willamette Valley, the garden
M)tot Oregon, dress, eat, sleep, talk,
and do business generally about after
t! style of their kindred of the older
Slate. W . havejustasmanychmrhes. j mmmt of ,mportmit m,sln(B ac
school hous, court houses and jails; enmutoeed, neftssltatlng more Ire
as handsome women and brave men; mi(,llt lllcctlMgs of the Council. Ad
a good sprinkling of thoroughbred . onmed to meet on Monday evening
horse, trotters, pacers and runners; i next
tine cattle, sheep, hogs, etc. In onrj 7T
residences can be found the finest-toned ! KoTART Knoixe. -Messrs. Paxton
pianos, organs, etc.-in fact our people ! Buhnrto ,,ftve ,nvented ew
have got about as moeh "get up" and 1 e"ine' a mwlel for wh,ch wo eJttm
snap about them as the "rest of man-1 med 011 TMe,a?- Sc,v,'ral prominent
kind." and more. But yon can fimj i engineers and machinists have exam
ahnost any kind or climate and soil la a,,(1 P,'0l,mim'e " coin
Oregon that you may wish; and if the p,etest rotary mm e"in,, 'et
moisture of the w'iilamette Valley t smtt' and "P1 ttie Miv thj" 't
Winters are objected to, a few miles j wil1 revo!t,tio"ii! Hie engine business,
will take you into the mountains, j ow," ,te 'nplicity and
, cheapness, costiiii,' neiirlv one-ha f e's
wuere yo.m get snow and Ice and ,., otilel. timMwry:o tUh kill(,
freezing weather to your tetrt's con-1 TlHHe gentlemen have been el work
"S U"m 'VmU,m- 1 perfecting the machine tor two years
fui,fvtiT vL ia r ! rmU a"(1 :,ley itotiH the rich reward
CfcAWroKD6vu.LK.-loo late to which shooltf attend on perseverencc
this Issue wiil appear next week.. in. laudable enterprises.
ftrfrt 1Mb . 4.
Albany. April 15th, 1873.
At a called meeting ot Farmers'
Club No. 4, Linn county, Oregon, the
following resolutions were passed. For
the tree passage ol the majiy delegates
on the Governor Grover to the Farm
ers' Convention at Salem, and back,
and other kind favors shown us:
Ba$olred, That it is the manliest in
terest of this Club to give every encour
agement in its power tor sustaining
the Willamette Freighting Company,
or opposition line ot steamers on the
NOTICE TO THE MEHCHANT80F ALBANY.
All or nearly all vessels that came to
Portland last seasnncame in ballast, and
in consequence thereof shippers had to
pay a higher charter than they other
wise Would. In order tiiat we may
avoid this extra charge in the future,
we respectfully invite your attention
to the matter; and such of you as will
go to New York and buy your goods,
charter vessels and ship the same to
Portland or Astoria, and then load
these vessels with wheat for Liverpool.
Vfewm, That the members of this
Club will iatrouizu such of you as
comply with the above proposal.
A. G. MARSHALL, Pres.
H. C. l'OWEL, Sec
ktom- ioss of ( osdolkm k.
Hall Albany Fire Co. No. 1.
Albany. April 19th. 1873.
At a meeting of Albany Fire Co.
No. I, held at their hall on Saturday
evening, the 19th iust., the following
resolutions were adopted :
We learn with unfeigned regret of
the death of Charles Koggers, one of
our most efficient members and com
rades, and in whose loss we feel the
absence of a comrade ever ready at
the tap ot the beil to render his aid to
the uutortnnate victims ot tire, or in
charity the first to respond.
Noble, true and brave, he was in all
a Fireman. Whilst we most deeply
deplore his loss, we must vet Ihw in
humble sutmtksiou to that Supreme
tinier wlio will call us each to tollow
I the same journey of death. Let the
good qualities of our deceased com
rade lie ever before us.
To his family we tender our sym
pathy in this their hour of trouble
To the Divine Ruler of the universe
do we give the body of our esteemed
comrade the spirit is in Ins hands.
May we all profit by his kindness,
benevolence and many good qralitics,
and be prepared to meet our Maker in
the same spirit of peace.
HENRI F. SAYRS,
A. N. ARNOLD,
WM. GIRD. Com.
Large Stock. One of the best as
sorted stocks of general merchandise
in the city is to be found at the store
of Messrs. P. C. Harper & Co. They
are gentlemen of excel leut taste and
judgment, and having bought on ad-
"r sen correa-
P""' 1" the ne of fancy
8""1'3' s etc..
they present attractions that cannot
help captivating the ladies, while in
the staple lines of goods their stock is
niore '"Plee and fuller than ever,
In clothi,,S' a,,d shoe,
"r- woole" ood- etc" t,,ev twve
the latest rPn l've
mme b,e s,M,t ""s ftml rifles-,rith a"
the mMmty "PParttn- A look
thr0,,frh e,r w' W
you for the trCTble'
Passed. At the meeting of the
council on Tuesday evening the ceW
brate(1 "Chicken Ordinance" was
p,, there Mng bllt one (,wntig
vote. Tne mm were amT
... or,illI1Iim nrnvMlllir fm , ,.
. i - - n ' .,
tioti of a hose tower, sidewalk and
fence, in rear ot City Hall, was passed.
Some ten move ordinances, relating to
letting contracts lor ditching, etc.,
etc.. were read first, time A larw
Rich Quartz. On Tuesday Dr. E.
O. Smith, of this city, exhibited for
our inspection some fine specimens of
quartz, croppings of the Galena lead.
The quartz assays seventy-five ier
cent lead. Each tun of the quartz
shows between forty and fifty dollars
in silver and ten of gold, which ought
to pay well for working. It is reported
that a company from San Francisco
have made arrangements, and will
soon commence operations on the lead.
The lead is about fifty-five miles nearly
east froiu this city about twenty miles
from the valley. The mountains in
that neighborhood are full of mineral,
which will some day be worked to
Will Celebrate. The Odd Fel
lows of this city and their friends, at
the invitation of Barnum Lodge of
Corvallis, will celebrate the anniver
sary of Olid Fellowship, which occurs
to-morrow, by a basket picnic with
their brethren and friends at Corval
lis. Vehicles havingbecn secured, the
procession, headed by the Albany
Brass Band, will start from Odd Fel
lows' Hall, on First Street, in this
city, promptly at 7 o'clock A. M. on
the 2(5th. passing up the road on this
side of the river, reaching CorvaH's
by 9 o'clock A.M. It is hoped that
all of our citizens who can will go.
and that all will be in readiness to
shove out by 7 o'clock A. M. of to
morrow. Everybody invited.
War News. At last accounts it
was feared the Modocs would succeed
in getting away from the' lava bed.
and scattering over the country in
small bands, make it hot for the bor
der settlers. It is now reported that
Scarfaced Charley was not killed ; but
Sconchin and Shackuasty Jim, it is
generally conceded, have passed in
their checks. We are in hopes the
whole band will be set up in business
in the climate where the smallest
zephyr is said to blister, before another
week rolls round.
Oregon as rr is Is the title ol a
pamphlet just issued for general circu
lation, edited by Hon. W. L, Adams,
a resident of Oregon for the past
twenty-five years. From a cursory
glance at at its pages, we are led to
believe that it gives a fair and impar
tial statement of the facts with regard
to Oregon! and should be largely cir
culated all through the Eastern States.
Thanks. To Hon. J. G. Wilson,
for pub. docs.
To Mr. Fosha, of P. O. Book Store,
for late papers-
Funeral. The attendance at the
burial services of Charles Roggers, on
last Sunday, was quite large. Albany
Fire Company, of which deceased was
an active member in life, took charge
of the body and conveyed it to the
Glass and Qceensware Is sell
ing at wholesale prices at the Beehive
Store. Now is thp time to get bar
gains. H. WEED.
Albany. April 25. 1873. Im34.
Report. The Centennial Commit
tee for Linn County request that the
precinct committees will send in their
reports as soon as convenient. Delays
('. 1'. JIOI OK.
whi;i:j.i:k & CO.,
Forwarfling & Commiss'u Mercliaiits.
Dealers In Menhandlseand lroduce. A
good assortment of all kinds of (foods al
ways in store at lowest market rates.
Agents for -ale of Wagons, drain Drills,
Cider Mills, Churns, tu: &.
CASH pal 1 for WHEAT, 0AT8, PORK,
BUTTKR, KOOfl and POULTRY.
Hoi.i.owav'8 1'iM.s. No case of
fever and ague, liver complaint, colic
indigestion, hodily weakness, head
aches, or sexual difficulty, can with
stand the curative mid at the sauie
time invigorating action of these Pills.
Sold 7r! Mnifk-n Lane. N. Y. rrice,
25 cents per box. Ask for new style ;
the old is counterfeited. " 34
Many Sxm:u rather than bike
nauseous nufflichie. All such, who
suffer lrom coughs, colds, Irritation of
the. bronchial tubes, and tendency to
Consumption, have in Dr. WltUir'1
Balmm of H7H Cherry a remedy as
agreeable to the palate as efteetual in
removing disease. 35.
Read this and be Happy! The
largest stock of men's, boy's and chil
dren's CLOTHING ever brought up
from San Francisco is at N. Bantu's
store, and the "rush" is big. 'jj)iere
i. no one leaving the store without
buying a Coat, rants' Vest. Ilal or
Cap. Boots or Shoes. Shirt or lingers,
Collar or Neck-tie. etc., etc., and eve
rybody seems to be pleased, and satis
tied that they bought cheap, as there is
the place to buy bargains, 34.
Died. In this city, April 19th,
Charles Roggers, of consumption, in
his 50th year.
ftKW IO UAY.
GUARD AGAINST FiRE !
DELAYS are RANGKitOUls.
II K X U M E It OI K SEVERE FIRES
X vhiili Imvo oivtirreil tn om Siote the
Vic-i year, an I the utte disastrous confla
Kllltfonsln I'orl luiut, Sorhi,:. i.le. I titles.
Oregon City and Jacksonville, should ad
monish property owners to Book Indetnni-
m aniiwisi loss una mutsi.e oy mv w luioiu
OF HARTFORD, COXN.,
Represented on the l'aeille Coast for over
fifteen years duriug which txsrlod it has
paid HW,uuo for Fire Losses in l ho Pad tic
Department), Is one of the leading Ameri
can File Insurance Companies, and the
mii Hartford Company represented in the
Stale of Oregon. In the prompt adjust
ment and payment of its losses, (he I'lne
nix has no uperior,thel'om)tuy lias nev
er had a suit in the S ale, and in ihc
prompt payment ol nearly
in Chicago and Bolton, proves that the
old PhienU Is equal to its every eivaxe
mcnt. Tin agents of the Phamix arc authorized
ly commission from the Company to Issue
and renew policies direct, and without
reference to Portland, San Francisco, or
elsewhere, thus cnohUug the applicant to
secure fmm tiiuk and 6,'tirffg protection.
Hales as low as solvency and fair profit
will admit of.
L. FI.IW. It Mdeu! A.; nl,
April IS, l7a-iJii;33 Albany
HK.XMI V. NAYBH,
General BnsiHGSSIiisnrauGe Agent,
SPECIAL ATTKXTIOX given tothcad
Judiention of aouounU. Collections
made in all parts of the Slate.
Ofllce next door above llee Hive Slorc,
First street, Allmny, Oregon. v.')ii30
BOOTS HADE TO ORDER,
WAHH ANTED TO OIVK
Perffeot Ss tt islaction,
at B EASOXADLE RATES, at
HENRY FLINDT'S SHOP,
3m Albany, UreKon. 31vS
SASH, BLIND, AND DOOR
FACTOR Y .
J. V. BACKESKTO.
ALTHOIJSE & CO.,
I.you Ntreoi, on the Klver Bank,
A1.I4AN V, OREGON.
Keep on hand a full assortment, 6nd are
lire; Hired to
FURNISH TO ORDER,
Dour,' Susli, Riindt, uaid
( HOWS, VKSVL, BAJi!) A SCITION
Of all sics.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES,
All otkr kind orBiilldliiur Mn terlal.
I.SO: .PREPARED TO DO MILL
Work', furnish nlmltcr thus. zi;zii','
shakers, motion fans, driving polieys of
a-iy kind, at our factory on Lyon M reo ;on
the river hanki, nex'' Iwlow Marklmm's
wanhouse. ALTHOl'SE & CO.
Albany, Feb. 10, isikmi
Opera Houae ISIoeh, Mnleni, t n'on,
, MRS. A.J. RIKLY. PROl'R.
TIHH HOUSE WILL RK KEPT IN FIRST
rliis order, antKwith attentive and
No Chlneae CookM Kinloyel.
I am prepared to furnish uood aocommn
dalionstothe trnvellii! public, and will
nsa eviuy endeavor to merit t he patronage!
of the public. Respfiar bourdinKa! very
2ST Free Couch to the noose, '4t5
GO TO THE
TO III !
Q5C, i'v'., &C,
CHEAP FOR CASH !
Coimtry Produce ot All Klndw
BOUGHT FOR MERCHANDISE OR
This iBthenlaeetn sret the BEST BAR
GAINS ever offered in Albany. Parties
will always do well local! and see forthem-
First street, Albany, Oregon. ;tv5
mi. fiEO. W. GRAY,
OFFICE IN PARR1SH BRICK BL(X'Kr
eonior First and Feiry streets. Resi
denee -Corner Filth and Ferrv streets.
1 to 5 o'clock p. m. i8v
I'STIL 1 1 I! 1 Hl.lt KOTIt E
Tin.' following rates of freight w ill be
charged on the
a S. COMPANY'S STEAMBOATS:
Fir ISO 111.
Pn 100 Its.
watikte , Scents.
4 eon la.
Oregon Clly.'... IS "
Bulleville 10 "
Chiiinimeg i 10 "
St.Ciair. i 10 "
Davton 13 "
Lalayeite It "
McJHnnvllle....i 1 "
Wesion 12 "
Fairliel.: .14 "
Wheat hind 12 -
Lincoln r "
Denny's r "
Saleui I 15 '
Eoln ! IB "
Independence ..' M "
Ankeuy'B Lan' IS "
Buena V'lsia... is "
Conailis I 2ii
Peoria A I. Bend "1 "
Monroe A Har-
I'tsbttrK 22 "
I 'tnons 2'i "
Eugene S' "
Ml Freight Delivet-ed In the Mtin
oixlltiim hh ICee Iv l.
All fretnlil carried by this line is by ne
tiial '..dsl'l iwt MeoMiiri'Utoiit!, and
all Freight. delivered FREE of WHARF
AGiinnQ ! RAYAtiE lii consignees, In the
i i y ot Portland,
Unit. I.lme, IlaUtr mid t'eiucnt at
fci " Passage on Ihii Line nominal.
1. I). BILKS, AKent.
Ir- land, Mandi 88, 1S7H. 31v&
WILL SELL l
Large A Extensive siot k of
c&o., ebo., tfcc,
LOW RATES FOR CASK.
He he to call attention
o his larjc
which he Is determined to sell lower than
ever. Please call and examine before pur
fciT Remember t fte address
6lttKheat price uaid tor toon try