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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1873)
WEDNESDAY. SEPT. M, 1873.
REV. E. S. GEARY.
The Yamhill lleporter hoists the
BUM of E. R. Gearv at the head of
of its columns, as its candidate for
Congress in place of Hiram Smith, the
nominee of the Republican State Con
vention. A letter written by Mr.
Geary to a friend, September 16th,
1873, extracts from which we find
printed in the Bulletin, so fully ex
presses his views of the situation, that
we print H, so that all may see the
position he occupies :
My remarks before the Convention
last Friday, pending the count of the
ballot, sprang from the emergency,
and as recollected, were correctly re
ported In the Bulletin of the next day,
with some verbal exceptions, not af
fecting the sense. What I said to
Hiram Smith after his nomination, I
have nowhere unsaid. I intend to vote
for him as a public duty : as demanded
by party fealty and consistency ; and
as impelled by personal regard and
I continue to hold all questions af
fecting the character and reputation of
Mr. autcheli m reserve ot judgment.
The validity of much of the testimony
adduced is, to my mind, not apparent.
No conclusion in the case should rest
on conjecture, or partial and ex parte
statements. Reputation, in the exalt
ed or the bumble, should be derived
from an acquaintance with the related
facts. But the question of Mr. Mitch
ell's culpability in fact or degree, is in
no way germane to the issue now be
fore the people of Oregon the election
of a Congressman.
The success of the Republican cause,
a. embodying liberty, union and pro
gress, is or paramount importance
State and National; and it is unbe
coming Republicans to jeopard its suc
cess by unseemly and factious broil in
the presence of their marshaled antag
onists. The fate of the election must be de
termined now. Other matters can be
settled afteneards. The demon of dis
tension has strewn human history with
toe wrecks of the greatest and noblest
enterprises. Let Oregon beware of
adding an example.
Edward R. Geary.
The Honey Panic
Saturday's dispatches from New
York, Philadelphia, Washington Chi
cago, St. Louis, and from across the
Atlantic ocean, show that the money
panic in the East, inaugurated by the
suspension of the great banking firm
of Jay, Cooke & Co., has widened and
extended to an alarming extent, and
a number of large banking linns and
moneyed houses have been swept into
the maelstrom before the storm-blast.
It seems like a general crash, in which
old and responsible houses, that have
itood the financial storms of years, are
being crowded to the wall. It is the
greatest moneyed trouble the United
States has seen since the panic of 1837
a panic which was productive of un
told suffering for a time throughout
the entire land. We of Oregon are so
far from the great centres that we are
almost wholly exempt from the ter
rible excitements and distress attend
ing these huge moneyed panics ; and
we hope our State will never be called
upon to go through one of tHem.
How's this fob Higu? The Kew
Northwest of the 19th inst., has this
little paragraph in relation to the Dem
ocratic nominee for Congress:
Hiram Smith Ls known as a man of
virtue, temperance and veracity. His
competitor in this race, "J. N. Smith,"
(who deserted in the days of his youth
from Uncle Sam's army, and changed
his name to J. W. Nesmith, conse
quently John H. Hitchell is not our
first Senator with an alias), is the very
opposite of all that is good for which
the other Smith, without an alias, is
The R. W. Grand Lode of Odd Fel
lows is iu session at Baltimore. .The
growth of this Order is astonishing
fid encouraging. The amount of
good it accomplishes every year can
hardly be .overestimated.
In VUna, out of 2,755 cases of cbol-
1,110 .cases were&al.
From District Attorney Humph rer.
Albany, Sept. 20th, 1873.
Ed. Registkk Dear Sir: Mr.
Brown, editor Statu Rights Democrat,
says in his Sssae of Friday last, that N.
B. Humphrey is the only one who has
had 6he manliness to come out and
openly denounce the Mitchell resolu
tion, and declare that he will not de
base himself by voting for Hiram
Smith. Mr. Brown is not authorized
to speak for me in any matter pertain
ing to politics.
I wish to see the principles of the
Republican party perpetuated, and the
party organization maintained, and I
will do nothing to impair cither. I
was opposed to the resolution called
the Mitchell resolution, but its adop
tion by the Convention has not made a
Democrat of me.
I believe that Hiram Smith Is as
good a man, in any sense of the word,
as Mr. Nesmlth, and, in a political
sense, infinitely his superior.
N. B- HUMPHREY.
EIGHTH IVVVA I. I A I It
Linn Co. Agricaltnral Association.
Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Yesterday, the opening day, the
Linn County Fair grounds presented
an animated appearance. Parties
with stock and articles for exhibition,
were pouring into the grounds iu a
constant stream, While families were
erecting houses and tents here and
there, ''fixing to stay" during the
Early in the morniug we made our
way out to the grounds to see what
was to be seen in the stock line. We
LUTE LINDLEY'S STABLES,
Young Pathfinder, a four year old,
and a very promising animal, ownad
by Put Smith, of Portland; Young
Mystery, seven years old, owned by
Mr. Coggins, of Olympia, W. T., and
although he has had but little training,
is showing good speed; Lilly, a seven
year old, trotter, owned by Mr. Ba
con, of Portland; feast Portland Belle,
a three year old filly, owned by Dr
Hawthorne, or Jiast Portland, and a
very fine stepper; Valandingham,
nine years old, nmner, owned by Mr
Jos. Knott, of Portland; General,
twenty-four years old, chief ot the
turf, owned by Put Smith, ot Port
MR. BASKET'S STABLES
Contained three very fine running ani
mais 83 toiiows : Brunette, rive years
old, sired by Humboldt; Lodesse, three
years old, by Lodi of California: Bu-
troff, three years old, by Dr. Lindsley
MR. WELCH'S STABLES
Held some very fine animals, consist
ing of Eph. Maynard, reputed to be
the fastest stallion iu the State owned
by Bacon & Welch; Highlander, seven
years old, trotter; Molly, six years
old, trotter, owned by M. 0. Lowns
dale, of Portland; Sconchin, twelve
years old, pacer, owned by Frank Par
ton, of this city; Crawford's Pathfinder
colt, three years old, regarded by
many admirers of fine stock as the
best three year old colt in Oregon, or
on the Pacific coast, and he gives every
idication of justifying that opinion.
We found Sultana, trotter, owned by
Mr. Huffman, 5 year old; Antelope,
trotter, owned by Montgomery; Buck
skin, runner, owned by Gird; Bill
Gird. 4 year old, owned by George
Hughes; Buffalo Bill, 4 year old, owned
by Hughes, Plowboy, running horse,
owned by Gird.
Adjoining Mr. Gird's stable is that of
Mr. Pennefl, of Seattle. W. T., with
Tom Merry, four year old, by Norfolk,
and has won the best reputation for
his age of any horse on the northern
We shall speak more at length of
the stock and the show of articles gen
erally in Saturday's issue.
Trotting race two in three three
entries: Antelope, Lilly and Young
Pathfinder. Lilly won first heat in
3:1 Pathfinder distanced. Second
heat won by Antelope in 3:13; third
heat and race won by Lilly in 3:6.
Second race, half mile, two in three,
Four entries: Plow Boy, Valanding
ham, Buffalo Bill and Brunette.
First heat won by Valandingham In
60 seconds; second heat, through a
misunderstanding, was declared off.
Will be ran this morning at 9 o'clock.
ALBANY AKB SANTIAM CANAL.
The Albany and Santlam Canal
Company would respectfully call the
attention of the public, and especially
the Capitalist, and those desiring to
encaare in manufacturing, to their
srisnintie water power and water priv
noire. Sixteen thousand cubic feet
constantly flowing every minute, equal
to 800 horse power, with from 8 to 30
feet fall, sufficient for the most exten
slve machinery, with ground on which
to erect the necessary buildings, etc
The Company deem it but projer that
the public should Know more lully the
locality of this great water power, its
facilities and surroundings, in order
that those unacquainted may form
some estimate of its value.
The city of Albany is the county-seat
oi wnn county, located on the south
east bank of the Willamette river
about 100 miles south of Portland, by
river, and SO miles by railroad ; south
of Salem 45 miles by river and 30 miles
by railroad, and north of Eugene City
Albany is located in a prairie of tho
same name, which is the great agnctii-
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and it is believed that upward of 500.
000 bushels of surplus wheat will he
eeived at that point, the presentseason
The most of it will find its way to for
eign markets, either by boats or rail
road to Portland, and from thence up
on the ocean. The Willamette river
is navigated by beautiful steamers.
carrying from so to dOO tons, running
as lar as Albany some ten months in
the year. Also, the O. &C. R. R
with its beautiful locomotives, is pass
nig through the city daily. The city
ot Albany IS located upon a high, roll
ing prairie, with the Calapooia, a beau
tiful creek, flowing into the Willamette
river on the west, the water of which
is used in driving two large flouring
mills, situated on the bank ot the Hi
lameue river, liiecityis about one
mile in length, running east and west,
and from one-half to three-fourths
of a mile in width, and is laid oft' with
streets of good width.
The Canal, which is the subject and
object of this communication, receives
its waters irom the eolith bantiam
river, which heads in the great Cascade
mountains, some 75 miles east of
Albany; thence running westerly
through a valley of the same name, to
Lebanon, a village located near the
west hank of said river, 13 miles east
of Albany. The Canal receives the
waters from the Santiam river at that
point, thence running west to its ter
minus at Albany. The main Santiam
flows northward, and empties its
mountain waters into the Willamette
river 10 miles northeast of Albany
The Canal is brought from Lebanon
through A beautifiupralrie for a dis
tance ot 12 miles, and empties into the
Willamette river, forming on its way
and in the city some of the finest water
powers for manufacturing purposes
but tew, if any, points in the State
which surpasses Albany now, for man
ufacturine facilities. Cheap water
power and easy of access, and conven
ient transportation, either by water or
railroad, and the location beautiful and
The Canal Company offers liberal
inducements to persons desiring to en
gage in the business of manufacturing,
and will furnish water power upon the
most reasonable terms. Manufactur
ing of all kinds is needed in Oregon.
and could be made profitable. The
Canal Company will agree to furnish.
within sixty days, any water power
needed, from a button factory to that
of a locomotive.
Immigrants and others are earnestly
invited and requested to visit Albany
and examine for themselves. Real
property can yet be procured on very
reasonable terms both in and out of
the city. Our people compare favor
ably with the rest ot mankind, morally
socially, politically and financially.
Published by order of the Board of
Directors, Sept. 8th, 1873.
D. Mansfield, President.
HAYMAKER AND DEALERS
WILfc PLEASE NOTICK THE, MODEL OF
ANDY HUNT'S NEW PATENT HAY
Press, which will tie on exhibition at
the Linn County Fair, t'orsamnlesof the
work done by Ihta Press, parties arc refer
red to Montgomery's feed stand on tho
grounds, where will le exhibited buy baled
with one oi inese i resses, oy jir, r. i.OW.
Aiuany, sept, w
Eagle Woolen Mills Company.
NO T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
tho next regular annual meeting of
ine siocKnoiaers win oo neiu at tne omce
of the Company, in Brownsville, on Fri
day, the 3d day of October next, at three
o'elock P. M. A full attendance is desired.
By order of the Board of Directors.
A. WHEELER, Secretary.
Sept. 1, 1873.1t(18
Next tern opeus,
Monday, September I, 1871.
K. K. WABREN, President.
1 A AAA BUSHELS OF OATS.
iUtUUU at the Old Warehom
aug.'tHTmj S. 8. MSB:
BUILDERS, ATTENTION !
SASH, BLIND, AND DOOK
S.It. ALTHOI SK.
J. F. BAC'KKMHTO.
ALTHOIJSE & CO.,
Lyon Street, on (he River Bank,
Keep on hand n full assortment, and are
FURNISH TO ORDER,
CROWN, PANEL, BAND A" SECTION
Of all sizes
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES,
ALSO: PREPARED TO 1H) MILL
work, furnish shaker funs, zlirznff
Shakers, suction fans, driving pulleys of
any Kinu.ai our laciory on ij.von sireer ion
the river bank), next lielow Markham's
warenousc. althuuse UU,
Albany, Feb. 10, lSfiit-ll
CO TO THE
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&c, &c, &c,
CHEAP FOR CASH !
Country Produce of All Kinds
BOUGHT FOR MERCHANDISE OR
This is the Dlaco to iret the BEST BAR
GAINS ever otTered In Albany. Parties
will always do well tocall and see for them
selves. H. WEED.
First street, Albany, Oregon. S2v5
A. F. CHERRY Proprietor,
Manafactures Steam Engines,
Flour and Saw Mill Machin
And all kinds of
IKOX AND BRANS CASTING.
Particular attention paid to repalniR Ml
kinds of machinery. 41v3
dKfidbnApcrday. Agents wantedl All
ulUflp( V classes of working people, of
either sex, young or old, make more mon
ey at work for us In their spare moment
or all the time, than at anything else Par
ticulars free. Address G. SUnnon A Co.,
Portland, Maine. Hy)
Coos Ray Coal Agency.
DEALERS In Cumberland. Lehigh and
all descriptions of Foreign and Do
mestic Coals. Also, PIG IRON.
Bulkhead -between Pacific and Jackson
treat wharves, San Francisco. Gal. 16 vs
DRT GOODS, ETC.
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WATCHES J EWELRY.
1. P. TITUS.
J. B. T1TV8.
TITUS, BOURGARDES & CO..
Silver & Plated Ware.
MANtJ FACTUBKP AND ADJlISTEB
egpoeUdlv for the Pacitlc Idiurt l.i iu
NATIONAL ELGIN WATCH CO.
of Klgln, lUlnola, viz:
WAT!II, and wo most, eonfldently reo
ommend them lo the public,a posSlng
more good qualities for t he price than an r
other Watch in the market.
Wc also keep all ot her brands of Klgtn,
Walt ham and Swiss Watches, Clocks, Jew
elry, Sliver and Plated Ware,
Pistols and Cartrldffei.
9ST Repairing a Specialty. .
UTAH Work Done and tiooda SoM,
Warranted to be as Kcpresented.
Tftna, Boargardc A Co.,
AT JOHN Q ANTEKS OLD HTARJX
Ftort street, ALBANY, OKBOOK.