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ALBANY, OREGON, OCTOBER 25, 1873.
J) RUG 01 ST,
iSucowwor to I). "v. Wttkenold),
PMtIhIi'h Ken J3iiH!in;v, FirstSitrect,
DRUGS AND M BDICINES.
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ET(
ill articles waritmtea pure, and of tlie
Phvali-imu lOTTb'iran ciininlly com-
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Albany, Oct. 17, WBWtf
A. aftOTllERS & 10.,
EMHAI.N, Olf.S, PAINTS, UTES
til.AVV, fciMPS, ETC.,
All the popular
FIXE CUTLEBT, (SWABS, TOBACCO,
Particular care and promptness given
A. 'AltOTIlEHS & CO.
siurtUv in Albany
ASNBVKR VhTHKKN KNOWN, AM)
no threatening of it at .present.
In a thinpr which
every sun and dau.
My ; and yet,
sometime mnst befall
literof the human fam-
ai the ma-day.
Of your life. 11 disease !ayi h!a vile hands
mwn you, there is siill "a balm n i.ilend,
hi wfiloh you may be riwtorcd to perfect
health, anil prolong your days toanurauu
louiuxtcut. How 1?
By calling on
H. V. 1SBLL
will, a nmanrtntlnn. whe- c yon
li Jtrtnponmpn oy onwiOTiniTOu m ""
mrlUMlarl'ne. Also. i'O.i --.'ant ,y on. hand
'yod assort meal of fresh drwg, patent
uie Urines. chpnileaUi paints, oils, dye
utu lis, t nwses, etc. Agents for the
Celebrated 1 'nh Weffl Remedy,
Or. Oregon Uheutna'.ic Cur.-: I'r.D.dayne
A Sons' medicines, etc.
Spcnce1s Positive and Neville." Powders
kept In stock. Alsdnsenjs for the
.. i , , .
Home KltuU!. RewfltK miiciihic.
One of the most useful pieeesof household
furniture extant. Calj ancl examine.
i: c. hii.i. A .son.
Aiimny, Juno 10, 7140v?
Tlie standard remedy for roughs. In
fluenaa, IS"!'' T limit, li'Aoe'O'.o Omm,
Cmui, TJtocr CmiHuint, BramOU, Weeding
of the fAiniK, and every ntl'eetlon of the
TIn oat, Lungs and Che'st, including Con-
WlNlnr'M ItnlMun or Wild Uicrry
does not drv up a Cougll. lnt loosens It,
Cleanses the' lungs, and allays irritation,
thus remitting (Ac eoio( Hie complaint.
Kono genuine unless signed L UnTTS.
Prepared bv Skth AV. Kowlk t fttiss.'Boa
ton. Sold by Rfmnutox. ilosTftTTf.u ft
Co., San Francisco, and by dealers gen
Do ns JJenr ItltfM a ton ( nil,
The world stretches out befi re you,
A Hold for your muscles iiml hniln ;
Anil iliouyh clouds may of leu float o'er
Ani often tempest and rain.
Be fcurless of storm wliieh o'ertnfce yon
I'usli forward tlironjril ail like H muu -Qoba
fbrtiirte Wtfl never forsulse yon
II you do as near ri jht as yon can.
Remember, (he will to do riubtly,
If lifts 1. Will the evil confound!
Live tlnlTy by conselcMei that nightly
Vour sleep may be peaceful and sound.
Thou:;h foes darkest scan lul may sneed,
And strive.wltb the shrowdesi of fact,
To injure your fame, never heed,
But jusiiy and Ivonostly act ;
AndauB th'eltulcr of Heaven
To saw yout lair name as a man,
And all that you ask will be given,
11 j ou do as near right as you can.
A Snake Story.
Very talkative people always seem
to me to be tlivMed Info tuo clasps
tlwsc who lie for a purpose ami thou1
who lie for (he love of lying; ami Sam
Baxter belotiged, with broad impar
tiality, to both. With him falsehood
was not more frequently a means than
an end; for lie would not only lie
without A purpose but at a sacrifice.
I heard him onee reading a newspaper
to n, blind aunt, and deMUcititely falsi
fying the market reports, '1'he good
old lady took it ail in with a trustful
faith, until he quoted dried tipples at
lifly cents a yard for uulmited sides;
then she arose and disinherited him.
Sam ,-eeeincd to regard Ihe (ountain
of truth a- ;i stagnant pool, and him
self an angel whose busbies- it. was '
stay by and trouble the waters.
"Von know Den Dean," said Stun
to me one day : ''I'm, down ou that
fellow, and I'll tell you why In the
winter of '68 he flud 1 were snaking
together in the mountains north of
the Bis Sandyy
What do you mean by snaking.
'Well. like Unit! Why. gather
ing snakes, to be sure rattlesnakes
for zoological gardens, museums, and
side-shows to el reuses, 'i'lus is how
It Is done: a parry of suckers go up to
the uKinntaius in' the early autumn,
with provisions for all winter, and
putting up a -nakery at some central
point, get to work ns soon as the tor
pid season sots in, nnd before there is
much snow. 1 presume vou know
that when the nights begin to get cold
the -nakes go in under big flat stones,
snuggle together, and lie there frozen
stiff until the warm davs of snrins
limber tliein for business. We so
about, raise up the rocks, tie the
worms into convenient bundles and
carry them to the snaktry ; where,
during Ihe snow season, they are as
sorted, labeled according to quality,
and picked away for transportation.
Sometimes a single showman will
have as many its a dozen snakes in the
mountains ail winter.
"Ben and I were out, one day, and
had gathered a few sheaves of prime
Olios, when we discovered a broad
stone that showed good indications,
hut we couldn't raise it. The whole
upper part of the mountain seemed to
be built, mostly upon this one stone.
There was nothing to be done hut mole it
dig under, yon know ; so taking the
spade I soon widened the hole the
creapires had gone in at, until it would
admit anybody. Crawling In 1 ton ud
a kind of cell in the solid rock, stowed
nearly full of beautiful serpents, some
of them as long as a man. You would
have reveled in thb-e worms. They
were neatly disposed about the sides
of the cave, an even doztn in each
berth, and some odd ones swinging
limn tlie ceiling in hummocks, like
sailors. By the time I had counted
them roughly, as they lay, it was dank,
and snowing like mischief. There
was no getting back to headquarters
that night, aid there was room for
but one of us inside."
''Inside what, Sam ?"
'See. here:' have you heetl listening
to what, I'm telling volt, or hot,
There is no irV telling you anything.
I'eihaps you won't mind wailing till
I get done, and then you can tell
something of your own. We drew
straws to decide who should sleep in
side, and it fell to me. Such luck as
that, fellow lieu always had draw ing
straws when 1 held them! It was sin
ful I But even inside it was coldish,
and I was more than an hour getting
asleep. Towards morning, though, I
awoke, feeling very warm and peace
ful. The moon was at full, just rising
In the valley below ; and, shining hi
at the hole I'd entered at, it made
everything light as day."
"Hut, Sam," according to mg astron
omy a full moon never rises towards
- "Now who said anything , about
your astronomy? I'd like to know
who Is telling'this you or I. Always
think yon know mop; than I do and
always swearing it isn't so and al
ways taking the words out of my
nio'utli ami, what's the use arguing
with ftml As I was saying, the
snakes began vaking about the. same
time as I did ; I could hear them turn
over on their other sides and sigh.
Presently one raised himself tip and
yawned. He meant well, but it was
not the regular thing for an ophidian
to do at that season. By-and-by thev
began to poke their heads up all
round, nodding good-morning to one
another across ihe room ; and pretty
soon one saw me. lying there and call
ed attention to thel'ict. Then theyall
began to crowd to the front, and hang
out over the sides of the beds in a
frhiae, to study my habits. I can't
describe the strange spectacle you
would have supposed it was the mid
dle of March and a forward season!
There were more worms than 1 had
Counted, and they were larger ones
than I had thought. And the more
they got awa .e the wider they yawn
ed, and the longer they Stretched.
The fat ellows in'the hummocks above
me were in danger of toppling out
and breaking their necks every minute.
"Then it went through my mind
like a flash wh.il was the 'matter.
Finding it cold outside, Ben had made
a roaring lire ou the top of the rock,
and the he.if had deceived the worms
into the belief that it was lute spring.
A I lay there and thought of .a full
grown man who hadn't any better
sense than to do ftieti a ining as t mi,
I was m id enough to kill him. I lost
confidence in mankind. If f had not
"lopped tip the entrance before lying
down, with a big round stone which
the heat had swollen so that a hydraul
ic rain couldn't have bulled il loose. I
should have put on uiv clothes and
gone straight home."
"Hut. Sam, you said the entrance
was open, and the moon shining in."
" 1 here yon go again : Always con
tradieting and Insinuating that the
moon must remain for hours in one
position and siyiug you've heard it
told better by some one else and
wanting to tight ! I've told this story
to vour brother over at Milk Biver
more th in a hundred times, and
never said a word against it."
"I believe von, Sam : for he is
deaf as a tomb-tone."
"Tell you what to do for him .' I
know a fellow in Smith's Valley will
cure him In a minute. That fellow
has eleaned the deafness all out of
Washington county a dozen times. 1
never knew a ea'e of it that could
stand against him ten seconds. Take
three quarts of snakeroot to a gallon
oi wagon-grease, and I'll go and see
if I can find the prescription."
And Sam was off like a rocket.
"Honest Nez." This is the name
that some of his Democratic friends
delight to call J. W. Nesmith oi
vregon. rtow mat. ne is elected we
hope to see "Jfesj" more honest than
he ever was before. But when they
claim that be has made his raise by
farming, and that he came out of tlie
Senate a poorer man tljeu when he
went in, we must say a word. "Xcz"
made his first raise by running the
only mill in his neighborhood and sell
ing Hour fit a fearfully high price, lie
made his second raise while Superin
tendent of Indian Affairs. And in
stead of being poorer when he came
out of the Senate then when be went
in, ihe contrary is true. When he
Will elected he was thousands of dol
lars in debt. When he came out he
had Saved money enough to buy about
.'.(Hit) acres of valuable land, and bring
out a ship load of machinery, upon
which the Senator 'Md not lo-e any
thing. It is true that fin some years he
has not been in office, and during that
time he has been engaged in fanning
on quite an extensive scale, but. lie
never ttirms when lie can get a paying
office, niitl he never has an office but
that he makes pav. lie has been a
chronic office holder and Office seeker
all his lite, and has held office two
years to where he has firmed one
while waiting for office. And he has
made (en dollars out of his office to
where be has one out of lus farm.
For. as Is now the case, as soon as he
runs through on his farm with w hat
he has made out of an office, he invar
iably goes for another office. And
that" is the way "honest Nez" the far
mer makes fanning pay. II'. H', Un
ion, A very singular phase of horse train
ing was' exhibited at Columbus, Ohio.
The horse Postle won a trotting race
in three straight heats without a break
making better than 2:40 every time.
And trne same day nt the same Fair
he was entered for and won the pac
ing match in nearly the. same time.
Such an Instance is almost without
Chioaoo, September 17. A pleasant
little incident occurred here this week,
showing how young lovers can defy
stern parent., even when the stern
parents are aided by all the power
and vigilance of heavy-handed nnd
lynx-eyed law. Two young people
in Philadelphia, handsome, rich and
loving, desired to wed, tint the pater
nalauthorltiessnldiifty. The prospect
of waiting till the parents should re
lent or tlie lady eouieot age was not
sufficiently alluring, so an elopement
to Chicago was planned. The intend
ed bride made her way secretly to
Buffalo, and there took one of the
Erie propellers for this city, while the
intending groom came ou here direct
and awaited her arrival with affection
ate anxiety, becoming as much a part
of the dock at which the steamer was
to arrive as the po-t to which she
would moor. At last the boat, was
telegraphed from Milwaukee, and the
ardent lover hastened to the riverside,
but was horrified to observe, while
cautiously reconuoitering the dock,
the pa of his intended, accompanied
by a detective, apparently looking for
the lady as anxiously as himself,
though with other objects in view.
There was scanty room for debate, and
retiring in good order, he fled to the
office of the V. 0. T. Company. In
a few moments a little lour by four
teen tie, was cleaving the muddy
waters (if the river, helming forth un
ftsuftl volumes of Sooty smoke, screech
ing under bridges and leaving a wake
behind her higher than her bulwarks,
in a few minutes -he was our, of the
harbor, and not long after was ou her
way to Crosse's Point to intenvpt the
big propeller. The boat hove in sight
and ivas boarded, the lady was found,
linged hurriedly and transshipped,
blushes and baggaage. to the tug; then
with a triumphant scream of the whis
tle, amid the waving handkerchiefs of
sympathizing passengers of the pro
peller, the tug made for the harbor,
throttle-valve Wide Open and tliosream
gauge up to "danger." At the first
duck a hack was secured and Ihe lov
ers vanished. Half an hour afterwards
the propeller reached the dock. Lynx
eyed parent and policeman scanned
the passengers, but the missing girl
did not trip down the gangway.
They hoarded the boat and found up
tracts of her. They then questioned
the Officers and found that a lady an
swering to the description they gave
had been on the propeller. Wiere
was she:-She had left the boat for a
tug jtl-t outride the harbor. Then
there wa swearing in hot baste and a
rapid search for the tug and the hack-
man, but the young l.ocliinvar ot
Lake Michigan and the lost bride of
Philadelphia had made good their
escape, and have eluded detection in
whatever paradise they have found.
StiB Walks Off with a Piute
Brave. A few, day) since the daugh
ter of a well-to-do ranchman residing
on the headwaters oi Walker river, a
haiidsome and well educated young
lady about sixteen or seventeen years
of age, eloped with i young man of
the Piute persuasion, who 'had been
working about hci father's place.
The girl and her dusky lover got con
siderably the start ol the father, and,
it would seem, did s cue tall traveling
toward the wilderness, and the warrior
castle of snaebrush on the Lata
Walker, bill the lath 'I'did not. let the
gras i grow under his feet or his horse's
hoots. He procured ihe best horse in
the settlement and rode a distance of
180 miles in eighteen hours. He
caught his runaway daughter some
where between Walker Lake and the
Sink ofthe Carson, and snatched her
home bald-headed. What became of
the gallant "lovyer" we have not
learned. The chances are that the ir
ate parent made it so warm for him
that lie will not hi reader hanker after
a white father-in-law. ,
. . . - .
Tkiiit Boots. The Newcastle
Journal gives the following process for
putting on tight bonis; "Our fairy
footed 'nice young men" will be re
joiced to learn that tight boots may be
drawn on easily by a simple process.
The patient lies down on the floor and
holds bis feet straight up in the air un
til the blood runs out of them, thus di
minishing the size ofthe foot by several
ounces, when it will slip into the boot
as sliding in to a gutter on a dark night.
To enjoy perfect immunity from pedal
torture while the toot is thus encased,
it is only necessary to remain in the
position until ready to draw off the
A Detroit man who wanted a wife
"right away," got pne by advertising.
Two days after he was observed walk
ing "right away" from home, with his
lerr ear set oacK ami no Hair to
of on the back of his head.;
THEIR MANUFACTURE,' DISTKIBUTJOK
Postage stamps, although they carry
all kinds of Information to every
part of the world, tell but little in
their travels of their own history or of
the care required in their manufacture
and distribution. In the days of their
virgin beauty they show us something
of the engraver's and printer's skilk
but nothing after they Imve commenced
the stern business of life and been sub
jected to the ignoble fate of all staiops
to be disfigured. Small and insig
nificant as they are individually, col
lectively tliey lire numbered by billions,
and are wort h many millions ot dollars.
There are now in use one hundred and
three different classes of postage
stamps, and twenty-six thousand
sheets of one hundred stamps each nre
printed every working day. The
i.umber of stamps used annually is
about six hundred and fifty millions.
and their avenge value is 18,(H)0,(KK).
To prevent error and fraud, the sleets
of stamps are counted and reeou.dcd
ten or. twelve times, registered, re
ceipted for and counted again, until,
what v. nil handling and .gumming,
they lose their original freshness and
have to be polished up in a hydraulic
press. They are distributed by mail
to about thirty-five thousand Post
Offices in the Untied State, and Ord
ers are received daily for about Jil.lXHV
ufiu stamps. A Government agent
gives his receipt for the stamps and
obtains corresponding receipts from
those to whom they are distributed.
They are manufactured by the Con
tinental Bank Xote Company, and
during the month of July the Company
had a stock on hand of 75,000.000
stamps, valued at 12,203,000. Of
these, 54.770,300 were three-cent
stamps, 11,107,908 one-cent, and fi.081 ,
700 two-cent stamps. The little stamp
that docs its work so cheaply for ail ot
us that impartially carries good and
ill news to friend ami foe belongs to
a most respectable and important
family, and is not to be despised, evett
when its usefulness litis been somewhat
impaired by the Postmaster's disfig
urement ot its polished tace.
The United States Treasury Depart
ment's experts have performed a del
icate and difficult task. Some time
ago flu; cashier of n bank in the interior
of Pennsylvania, becoming insane,
threw a large mass of bonds and other
securities belrnging fo the bank into
the tire. They were partially con
sumed, but the crazy act being dis
covered, the whole mass of ashes and
charred remnants of papers was raked
out, boxed up, and sent to the Treas
ury. The experts occupied tliitty
clear days in assorting and recogniz
ing secutities, the work being o
delicate that it could not be pursued in
cloudy weather. Their labors wen
rewarded by the recognition of $110,
000 Government bonds, $00,000 rail
way and other bonds, and $150,000
greenbacks, bank notes and bills re
ceivable; all these securities being
identified and made good, so that the
only loss suffered by the bank was
about $3 in currency;
A young Italy in Gloucester is
charged with keeping. a light burning
in the parlor until very late on Sunday
I nlgnt, in order to barrow tlie sensitive
reelings oi tin envious iteigiuior into
rue oeijei mat ma nas really got a
A thrifty Vermont widow finding
some delay in the burial of her late
husband, owing to the caving in of
the ground, rather than waste lime,
went to the minister's house and was
married to another husband, and re
turned tolinish the burial ofthe first.
An affectionate wife in Des Moines
gave her husband a dose of morphine
to cure him of the habit of chewing
tobacco. She didn't find out what a
fool she bad made of.hereelf until she
discovered that the expenses of his
funeral, economical as it was, would
have kept him in the best of line-cut
for at icast two years.
An old lady in Lancaster was very
indignant on being assured by her
nephew that, the belles at Long Branch
exhibit a strong partiality for "mil'."
A w oman with seven children and a
drunken husband to support does the
whole thing handsomely by selling
cigars and soda water at Pittsburg.
"Don't worry yourself about my go
ing away, my darling. Absence, yon
know, makes the heart grow fonder.'
"Of somebody else," added the darL
An absent-minded friend of on
once kissed the pet kitten and slapped
his wife. The mice have had a good
time at his house ever since.
A bridal procession in "Milwauky
was ftmr hours (lassiug a given pu.-v
The point was a saloou.