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LOCAL MATTE IIS.
POST OFFICE KM.IM I.lt.
From Railroad (north and south) daily
SI 14.80 C M.
From Corvallis, (tally, lit 10.110 A. M.
Kroin Lebanon, trl-weekly, (Monday,
Wednesday and Friday) at 10.30 A. M.
For Railroad 'north and, Mat&), daily,
dose prompt at ll.A'i A. K.
For Corvallis, daily, at 1.50 p. sc.
For Lebanon, tri-weekly, (Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday at 2 ivm.
Offloe hours from 7 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Sunday, from 12 K. to 1 P. M.
Money order oiHiv hours from !) A. M. to
t V. M. 1 H. If ,V V M( IN 1 ), P. M.
The HEUIKTF.lt is issued twice each
week (Wednesday and Saturday mornings)
at, the low price of three dollars per year,
In advance. Call at the office, corner of
First and Ferry streets, and subscribe.
EIUIITH ANXtAL FAIK
Lina Co. AEricniral Association.
Wednesday, Sept. 24.
At 0 o'clock we answered the call
of one of the musical hack drivers
"that there was just room for one
more," and suited ourself in his
"coach and two" for the Fairgrounds.
Taking a spin up and down First
street several times, where we were
again permitted to hear the cry that
jHst greeted us on ihe start and where
we were permitted to witness the
many and interesting sights on that
noted street (which, by the way, was a
rarc privilege to an old citizen of the
place), we at last (thanks to one more
luckless weight, who also answered the
hack driver's call), started on our jour
ney. The dust, by the way, is a very
superior article, ami we were almost
tempted to enter it for the premium,
inasmuch as we had to enter it at all;
its it was, however, we not only entered
It, but it entered us our mouth, nose,
ears, pockets, boots, etc., etc., to our
heart's content; so much so that we
could doubtless have palmed ourself off
on the Fair managers as moving real
estate. Arriving on the grounds, we
found that the Pavilion wasyet nearly
or quite empty, and until it fills up
more wc will not particularize.
In the stalls we found some very
fine sheep, owned by Jewett & Mun
son, of California. They have eighty
five head of full blooded Spanish Me
rino's, ah imported from east of Mis
sissippi river. Eight ol the ewes nave
averaged 14 lbs. of wool in the past
shearing all raising lambs. The ram,
Men Butler, valued at 300, has shear
ed over -2A lbs, in 11 months' growing.
There are fifty-two bucks in the lot;
some have teen sheared this spring
and others have the flew on yet, to
dhow what they can do in that line.
They are certainly it fine lot of sheep.
Mr. Ingram, of this count', has
eight head' of nice looking Cotswold
sheep one full blood, and seven that
are only ;at,,s
II. L. Kudd, of Peoria, has a Cots
wcld buck, full blood an extra large,
sheep and two of his lambs, halt
Mr. John Minto, of Marion county,
one Of the principal fine wool produ
cers in the State, has a few of his line
specimens of American Spanish anil
French Merinos all Oregon bred. He
fay-i.th.it the Spanish .Merino average,
in Oregon, about 8J lbs. of wool, the
French about 9 lbs., and the Ameri
can between the other two.
My the way, let us. suggest a thought
to the farmers of old Linn, who have
been favored with such an extra yield
of wheat this season, and a good price
even before it is harvested. There is
no disputing the fact that Oregon is
is unexcelled as a woo) producing
Stale ; and another fact is patent, that
Hue bloods tire in every respect of more
value to the wool grower thai) the
common bloods. Another fact: we
yet have to import ur fine rfieep from
the East. Now, why not, farmers of
Linn, invest some Of your surplus
money in blooded sheep, and Wins
thMinathome to stiH'iHitKhmufovuulf
mid not only the home demand focj
inch slock, hut east ot ine mountains
Idaho and Washington Territory:'1
This would not only remunerate our
farmers, but be of vast lienelit to the
State, by saving the cost and trouble
of transportation, s well as keep the
money in the country. A wont to the
wise, etc. Several other lots of sheep
wenoou exhibition; hut we did Jipt
obtain the raffles of owners, and - will
therefore pass them for the present.
lo this line we find the usual amount
of shows, etc, which, however, are
not yet in full blast. Pete Brenner,
from Scio, seems to be the only "bloat
ed and soulless monopoly" In the
swing business, so far. Our irrepres
sible friend, Lewis, of Anmsville, and
his partner; are on tlie grounds with
their photographic establishment,
ready to take the phizinahogany's of
old or young, rich or poor, without
regard to "color or previous condition
of servitude." Their tent is adorned
with some fine work. The circus has
not vet been erected owing to the fact
that a portion of the plunder was acci
dentally left behind, yesterday, by the
train, thus disappointing the Fair
managers, who desired to secure the
tent for the
And consequently it is postponed until
to-morrow at 10 o'clock A. M.
All the cattle on exhibition tire owned
by-B. E. Stewart & Sons, of North
Yamhill. They have twenty head
thirteen short-horns, five Aryshires
and two Holstelns principally im
ported from the Eastern States and
Canada. They are a credit to the
THE MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT
is poorly represented, as yet. On in
quiring we learned that the policy of
the managers to give Diplomas instead
of cash premiums has had a tendency
to keep the exhibition in this depart
ment back. Such should not be the
case, but uudoutedly is. The man
ufactorers say that testimonials will
not pay off daily wages. The fact is,
the people of this day and generation
are somewhat like the followers of
Cortez, of whom be said that they had
a disease of the heart that nothing but
gold could cure.
The first race to-day was a single
dash of a mile, in which three entries
wen; made: Tom Merry. Mill Gird
anil Vallaudingham. Tom Merry won
the first premium and race in 1:55
Mill (iird taking second premium.
Next was a trotting race, two in
three, for three year olds. The entries
were. Meteor, East Portland Belle
and the mare Mose. Meteor won the
first heat In 3:10 and the second in
3:09, East Portland Melle taking the
second premium, Pose being distanced.
Thursday, Sept. 25th.
To-day appearances, are favorable
for the pecuniary success of the Fair
at least. The show of articles in the
Pavilion are good, in fact equal if not
superior to former Fairs, in point of
excellence, but falls short in point of
numbers, less than five hundred arti
cles having been entered up to 10
o'clock. However, applications are
still being made and the number will
doubtless be increased considerably.
Were delivered to-day, in the circus
pavilion. The Opening Address was
nearly through with when we arrived
on the ground, therefore we are only
able to speak of the latter half of it.
When we arrived he was shaking of
the productiveness of the soil, which
will produce twenty crops in succession
without apparent injury. He wanted
to know why our land was worth only
the rental value of lands in England,
He said we were oppressed by rings
and monopolies if such wee not the
case, our farmers would be able to
carpet their houses with Brussels. Al
luded to the farmer's movement, and
how Frledlander, the Wheat King,
had been tiustrated by it. Regarded
concentration of movement in the fu
ture ot vital Importance. Our river
was now lying idle. Reliable gentle
men say that 1100.000 will carry boats
to Corvallis the year round. Could
soon save that amount by the decrease
of excessive rates now charged. Was
proud to be numbered among the farm
ers. His address was welt received,
so far as we heard.
He was followed by Mr. A. J. Dufur,
who delivered the
Mr. Dufur said that he was known
to be a practical farmer. Spoke of the
supreme importance of the farmer's
movement and the farming element.
Gave much practicable advice tofarm
ers in regard lo their business. Told
them to diversify industry plow more
land and less acres. Baked (he pro
fessional gentlemen who deliver agri
cultural addresses, and can't tell the
difference between a hereechestuut and
a chestnut horse. Gave good advice
to farmer's sons in short was full ot
practical advice. We are unable to
give a correct synopsis of the address,
owing partly to the fact that there
was so much noise on the outside of
the pavilion and to that other fact
that the speaker spoke none of the loud
est nor plainest.
To-day caused no little interest, and
there was probably more wagering on
them than on any previous day.
The first race was mile heats, three
In five, for which there were three
entries Buckskin, Lodesse and Tom
Merry. Lodesse won the first, fourth
and fifth heats, winning the race and
Trotting race, two in three, three
entries-Mystery, Antelope and Andy,
First ht won. by Andy in 3:14)4;
second by Antelope, in 2:53 ; Andy
distanced; third and last heat won by
Antelope in 2:50,
Friday, Sept. 2Gth.
Phew! how the dust flies! Talk
about dust it was a regular Simoon
all the time. The wind blew Almost
a hurricane, and the constant moving
of vehicles, together with the high
winds, kept the air full of dust. Great
clouds Heated everywhere, covering
everybody and everything. Lames
and gentlemen who had made splendid
toilets, arrived on the grounds looking
like they had been rolled in the dust.
As a lady friend expressed it, it was
just simply awful.
" THE PAVILION
Demands attention at our hands, not
so much for the quantity but the
quality of the articles on exhibition
it is really a creditable one. We
notice but two sewing machines
entered for premiums the Domestic
and Singer the latter, in chaise of
our qld friend Mr. Miner, got away
with the first premium for work.
The Bee Palace, on exhibition by
Mr. Archie Bridges, is rather a neat
looking article of its kind.
A case, entered by Mr. 0. P. Bnrk
hart, contained fifteen varieties of
There were sprigs of Juniper from
Ochoco. contributed by Mr. .las. El
kius. There was an unusually fine exhi
bition of wheat, oats, barley, buck
wheat, beans, potatoes, onions, timo
thy, orchard grass, apples, etc. Then
there was two tine specimens of Kohl
Rabl; a Smith's patent fire kindler.
which is doubtless a useful institution
in a large family; a huge pair of
prunnlng shears etc. Some specimens
of Missouri raised wheat were there,
which compared very unfavorably
with Oregon raised. Mr-C. P. Biu k
hart. President of the Association, had
a box of sweet potatoes raised on his
farm which would compare favorably
with those raised in California.
JELLIES, PRESERVES, CAKE. ETC.
This department of the Fair was
well represented. There were some
very enticing cakes on the shelves
about twelve o'clock the temptation to
go lor "them cake" was almost im
possible to resist.
The assortment of grapes was not
large, but of excellent quality. We
observed some magnificent looking
tomatoes, some fine, large plums, anil
some kind ot grass from Brazil a long
way from home.
The exhibition ot flowering plants
was not large, but was still an attract
ive feature of the Fair. We noticed
asters, mosses, oleanders, casha tree
and rose, fuchias, etc.
The department for ladies handiwork
has tilled up, and now presents its
usual attractiveness. There are several
beautiful quilts, several pieces of rag
carpet, and a fair variety of embroid
ered, braided, and beaded work, such
as shawls, capes, cloaks, children's
suits, etc.. etc., in fact the exhibition
is more than creditable.
There are several other features of
the Fair that deserve mention, but we
are compelled, for want of space to
day, to defer further notice until next
week. On all occasions we found the
officers of the Society ready and will
ing to give any information or assist
ance iu their power, and we here take
pleasure in giving testimony to the
universal gentlemanly deportment
and desire to please displayed by every
officer of the Society, from the Presi
dent to Gate-keeper. Each seemed to
exert himself to do all iu his power to
make the Fair a pleasant as well as a
The first was a running race, mile
heats, two iu three, for which there
were three entries Vallandighim,
Bill Gird and Brunett. Vallandighani
got away with the first heat in 2:03,
Bill Gira coining in second, Brunett
being distanced. Second heat and race
won by Vallandighani, in 1:52.
Xext was n pacing race, two in
three, three entries Shootly, General
and Sconchiu. First heat won by
Seonchin in 2:40, Shootly second,
General distanced; second' won by
Shootly in 2:45; third heat and race
won by Shootly in 2:50,
Minnie Pixlkv's Benefit. Miss
Minnie Pix'ey takes a lienelit tonight
at the Opera House, on which occasion
the beautiful drama, 'The Lady ot
Lyons' wili be put upon the boards.
We need not say to those of our citi
zens who have attended the enter
tainments given by the Kosedale
Dramatic Company, that superb actinc j
is mo rtue ami inn. me excepuuu u is
a troupe of artists in which every .actor
is a star. For a delightful evonitift
the last one for this season go to Miss
Minnie Pixley's benefit.
Here and to Arrive. Al. Wheel
er, of A. Wheeler $; Co., may be ex
pected home from Sau Francisco be
fore the Mid ot tho week. A few new
goods tor their house at Shedd. arrived
by the steamer of thia week, and more
will follow until their store ts tilled to
its utmost cajiacity ; it is safe to con
clude that all things usually found in a
store of general merchandise, will then
appear and will be sold at "bedrock"
At the Fair To-Day. To-day
winds up the Linn County Fair for
1873. At 10 o'clock A. M. the Secre
tary will commence paying premiums.
At. 9 o'clock comes the trial for draft
horses. At 11 o'clock ladies equestri
anslilp. At 1 .30 trotting and pacing,
free for all. three ill five, purse $300
first 150, second, $100, third ISO-
three to enter, two to go. At 3 P. M.
pacing or trotting, in double harness,
purse $100 1st $00, 2d $25, 3d $15.
Person al. Among those who have
called on us during the week we
mention lion. Hiram Smith, Repub
lican nominee for Congress; Mr.
Lamb, of the Portland Commercial ;
j Hume, of Kirk, Hume & Co., Browns
Sice. Mr. Nesmith's sickness, on
the night of the speaking, is said to
have been caused by his taking a drink
of water through mistake, just before
going on the stand. It requires a
great deal of gin daily to sustain so
great a man.
Plowing Match. In the plowing
match Friday afternoon, on walking
plow, the first premium was awarded
to Richard Powers, of this city. First
premium for best gang plow was
awarded to Mr. Ellis, of Salem.
The Fair takes up so much of our
space this issue that we give no Eas
tern news. Next week we shall be
Thanks. Several subscribers have
remembered us this week ; for which
they have our thanks we needed the
coin badly. Do it more.
Those Fine Sheep Owned by
ewell & Mtiuson, of Napa Count,
California, brought to the Fair to sell,
were1 the subject of universal remark.
There were 110 head of them. One of
the bucks at eleven months of age,
sheerad twenty-five pounds. Spanish
Merinos are good.
UN AXIAL AVI) COMMERCIAL
Gold in New York, ltt.
Legal tenders Sl.iS4.
No Liverpool quotations.
San Francisco quotations show wheat
at $2 20(82 35 f cental. Shippers
offering $2 20 but holders refuse to see
it at present. Oats quotable at $1
82g$l 00. Butter, 40il4."c f lb.
E.','gs, Oregon, 30332e f dozen.
Portland quotations show wheat at
$1 8031 85 per cental, with $1 90 for
an extra quality.
We uote no change in Albany quo
tations. One dollar is the nominal
quotation for wheat, with no buyers.
C. V. HOl'OE,
0, it. WHEELER.
A. Will i L! It A CO.,
1 iciilers in Merchandise and Prod ilea, A
good assortment of all kinds of iools nl
WHJ s in store at lowest market rates.
Agents for sale of Wagons, Grain Drills,
Cider Mills, Churns, &o Ae.
C VSfl paid for WHEAT. OATS, PORK,
BUTTER, EGGS and POULTRY,
The feeble and debilitated usually
they are In a more hopeless condition than
thev really are. Hie resources of natur
are not easily exhausted.. Even when I
srrenin 11 ami anuewe lau. wncn inn cv.-s
are heavy and lustreless, the complexion
pallid, the, iiervott tremulous, the iwly at
tenuated, and the mind depressed, there
Is generally a reserve of latent power iie
hlnd -neb palpable evidences of weakness.
Various modes of treatment are resorted
t o by physicians in the hope of developing
and rendering available this store of sleep
ing vitality, but the surest, and indeed the
only thoroughly safe and reliable means
of awakening the dormant energies of I he
system is a course of Hostettev's Stomach
Bitters. Electricity, shower baths, the
flush brush, sea bathing, &c., maybe well
enough in their way, as auxiliaries, but
thsy do not reach the source of the evil.
Ah physical debility proceeds either from
a demngement of lilt functions of the as
similating, secretive and vital organs, or
from a sluggish constitution. In sltlier
ease, and also In cases where both causes
exist, the Bitters will Invariably produce
an immediate and salutary change in the
coinlitionot the ttnticnt. and eventually
effect a complete cure. None of the dan
gerous alkaloids, too oft. n administered
as as tonics, e n lie otherwise than delete
rious Under such circumstances, and to
give mercury is positively criminal, The
direct offoct of the great vegetable specific
will be manifested in an impioi'd apie
tite. a more cheerful frame of mind, a
gradual return of strength, an increase of
flesh, and u healthier complexion. Mean
while, however, the constitution, if inert
and feeble, will have been roused and ren
ovated by rhe subtle elements of itivigoiv
at ion contained In the Bitters. sep
Flax Seed. Howell, Harper & Co.
offer to contract for Flax seed at three
cents per pound, furnisliiug bags and
Only about a Hair Dozen
4vS Register Building, Albany.
HE8H and good-go to
M OLIXE, PEORIA, CAST CA9T8TEEL,
ill HOOD'S w the place to gei mem.
nvthinu you want, fiRtrj
For Domestic Hewing: Machine,
IIY ! DON'T KAIL TO CALL at
For the Intent In
BU C K 8 A W 8, AXES, PITCHFORKS,
etc., give 1MIII1) a call, anyway.
When Ton Wan
MDER PRESSES, OR FARM MACHIN
L' ery of any kind, call at the Register
Building ana ec dodd.
TO THE FARMERS 1
AM) am. IS WASiT OF STOBAOE I
f R. COMSTOCK & CO. HAVE THOR
Jt oiighly repaired and strengthened
their Albany Warehouse, and having two
good Cleanetl, can handle
ALL UKAX THAT COMES
with safety and dispaleh.
They are prepared to furnish all tlie
ilon't he frightened by the old cry tliat
weave getting more than wc tan store,
Call and see for yourselves.
"FAIR DEALING WILL WIN."
WE W I L L CON
fmct to STORK
Wheat FREE, either at ALBANY, WET
LAND or IIALSEV, until it is worth 75
A LARGE AMOUNT OF FLAX SEED
wanted, for which we will pay tlm
IIIUIIFST MARKET FIIM I-
in cash, from time to t lino,
For Common and Volunteer, 3c V ft.
" extra tine and clean , 2 U.'. V (Hi II s.
C. B, COMSTOCK & CO.
FLAX SEEO WANTED.
TJ I G H B S T CASH PKICE ""ID FOR
J. A I
delivered at our Waiehouse in Albany.
HOWKLL, HARPER & CO,
! presents a record of success unparalelcd in
the history of Sewing Machines.
The Latest Improvements ol' tue
CHALLENGES THE WORLD I
Sold at Chicago Prleea, anil Wr
ranted Five Team.
W. J, HOKNK, (Jen. Agent.
Office, 104 Third street, I'oitlaud. ' ilml
Talio ISTotioe 2
THE NEW AND WELL-AHRAXGED
Warehouse of R. CUeadie, with im
moved cleaning aparatus of ample capac
ity. Is now prepared to receive grain for
the harvest of 1S73.
Farmers wishing fo store or pel) wheat,
will find it to their advantage to see roe
before sidling elsewhere. All will be mrn
islied with sacks to move their grain by
calling on me.
The highest cash price will lie paid for
good merchantable wheat at all times.
B. S. Mkrkit.i., an old eft lien of Allianv,
of excellent business qualifications, bus
taken charge of the warehouse. Rnd will
superintend the receiving and delivery ol
nil grain passing through It.
Albany, July 23, 187sin47ui3