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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1873)
post office register.
From Railroad (north and south) dally
at 12.20 l. M.
Vrnvn fYinmllis. dftilv. at 10.SO A. .
From Lebanon, trl-weekly, (Monday,
Wednesday and Friday) at 10.30 a. m.
For Railroad (north and at2i), daily
close prompt at 11 a. u.
For Corvnllis, daily, at 1.50 P. M.
For Lebanon, trl-weekly, (Monday, Wed
no lav and Friday) at 2 p. m.
Office hours from 7 A. m. to 8 p. m.
Umiilav from 12 M. to 2 P. M.
Mnnev order office hours from A. M. to
(I p. M. P. H. RAYMOND, P. M
The REUINTEB Is issued twice each
week (Wednesday and Saturday mornings)
t the low price of three dollars per year,
in advance. Call at the office, corner of
First and Ferry st recta, and subscribe.
Thk CENTRAL Grange Met at the
Pacific Opera House yesterday after
noon. There was ouite a large at
Closino the Mails. Hereafter the
mails going north or south, by rail
road, will be closed promptly at II
o'clock A. M. No furtlier change will
Thf. President's Message. We
irive. this morning, the balance of
President Grant's message. It is a
plain, matter-of-fact document that
all can readily understand and appre
ciate. It is worthy of a careful and
Change. Mr. W. H. Dodcl has
been appointed agent for Wells, Fargo
Co., for this city. He entered upon
the duties of the office on Monday.
Mr. Dodd is an old employee of the
Express Company, and stood very
high in their estimation.
Frozen. Navigation on the Upper
Columbia above the mouth of the
Willamette ceased since Friday last.
Navigation of the Lower Columbia,
from mouth of the Willamette to
Astoria, is difficult as well as danger
ous, although boats continue to make
Franklin Market. J. L. Har
ris, late of tlie City Market, has taken
charge of the Franklin Market, and
will take pleasure in throwing in
sight all kinds of meats ot tlie best
obtainable quality to old and new
customers. As a butcher .Hm has no
superior on the coast, and liaving
catered to this public so many years
he knows just what is wanted.
Married. Capt. ST. B. Humphrey,
4 -by the blessing of God, District At
torney for the third Judicial District,"
arrived in the city the other day, look
ing as happy as a big sun-flower. He
acknowledged that he had captured
ontj of Polk county's fairest daughters,
and that he had married her the head
and front of his offending and he was
proud of it, as well lie might be. He
was married to Miss. R. M. Smith,
it her home In Polk county, on Sun
day week. May happiness ever wait
At it Again. Hank Mendenhall
occupies his old place at the City Mar
ket, where can be obtained at all times
the best the market affords in the way
of pork and beef steaks, mutton chops,
"boils" and "bakes" and "stews,"
tto., at the lowest rates. Hank's old
friends will be pleased to learn that
hereafter lie will wait upon them,
giving the fullest satisfaction to all
who mav favor him with a call.
Skating. Is freely indulged In by
the young and gifted of our city.
There are several places in tlie Canal
that affoid splendid opportunities, we
are told, for enjoying this kind of ex
ercise. Those old codgers around
tniro, who are enjoying a brief spell
of 'rheumatlz," don't take a lively in
terest in such sport not any.
Personal. Rumor has tt that W.
F. Alexander is seriously ill, at his
farm about nine miles southeast of this
" Bob Head was iu the city on Tues-
Rtuorons. Meetings are still held
flltfht,y at the M. HL Oumik
December 8th, 1873, in Dalles City,
Wasco county, Oregon, COLON T.
Finlatson, of consumption, in his
Colon T. Finlayson was born in
Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland, Janu
ary 7th, 1841. At tlie early age of
three months, his parents removed
from Scotland to tlie United States,
settling in Indiana, where they resided
for twelve years, when they moved to
Oregon, settling in I. inn county. As
a boy, Colon was known among his
young acquaintances as a genius. He
finished his education at the Salem
University, graduating with high hon
ors.. He afterward filled the Chair of
Mathematics at tlie Albany Collegiate
Institute, giving the fullest satisfaction.
In the science of mathematics h e had
few equals. A pamphlet published
by him a few years ago, entitled
the "True Philosophy of the Tides,"
gained for him a wide reputation, both
in the United States and the Old World
attracting the attention of the first
scientists of both countries. In later
years, as an Inventor, he projected a
"Submerged Wheel" for propelling
ocean and river steamers, which is
thought, by competent judges who
have examined the invention, will rev
olutionize, eventually, the system of
propelling boats. In the death of
Colon Finlayson the world loses one
of its brightest intellects. Some two
years since, while residing in Califor
nia, deceased lost a loving wife by tlie
same disease which has at last taken
him from among us. He leaves two
children and a large circle of friends
to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.
Sleighing Is what's the matter in
Portland. We didn't have enough
sleighing up this way to make a bc
giucemcnt. Cold. Cold, freezing weatlier is
the order. Ice sufficiently thick and
strong to skate upon now delights the
youth of Albany.
Seed Wheat. Howell, Harper &
Co. have tor sale a choice article of
Wheat tor seed, such as Fall or White
Winter. Click and Chila Club, Sonora.
&c, Ac, all of which they will dispose
of by exchanging for other wheat, or
on other terms which will nlltf.
Navigation is reported closed on the
Upper Columbia river. Evidently
they have been having cold weather
up there. The Lower Columbia is re
ported full of floating ice, seriously
Wheat quotations in Portland give
$1 95-2 05 $ cental tlie latter only
offered for large lots to be delivered
Our latest advices from Liverpol
quote the wheat market at 13s 2di313s
4d for average, and 13s 4d13s 6d for
A dispatch from Halifax, dated De
cember 6th, says the missing steamer
Picton is supposed to have been burned
at sea, and all hands perished.
A bill will be offered to repeal so
much of tlie postal law of the last Con
gress as prohibits the passage of news
papers through the mails without post
The Democrats claim Texas by 40,
A man at Trenton, who found sev
eral thousand dollars over two years
ago, and lias advertised it every day
since that time, gets great credit for
his honesty. Any man would have
quit looking for an owner long ago ;
yet this Trenton man keeps on adver
tising. But he owns the paper in
which it is advertised, and pays at full
rates out of the money tuna. After
three years more of advertising the
whole amount will have been absorbed.
They have a very smart business
man In New Jersey. Last week a
young man was struck by lightning in
a field near Trenton, and when the
people began to flock to tlie spot to
look at the victim, they found a man
standing by the corpse trying to sell
lightning rods to the cro I.
The Danbury News man has dedica
ted his almanac to "that distinguished
co-laborer in the ieklof meteorologi
cal horoscopy. inflammatory rheuma
tism." Bismarck says he wants to get rid
of all the fools in be army, therefore
he encourages dating.
A correspondent of the Oregonian,
writing Irom Harrison rg, puts up the
shipment of wheat from this county
for the present season at about the
right figures. He says :
The shipment of wheat from Linn
county will be greater than many cal
culated. Albany will ship at least
550,000 bushels; Tangent, 100,000;
Halscy, 105,000; Harrisburg, 188,000;
Miller's Station. 15,000; Peoria. 30,
000; making a total ot 1,148.000 bush
els. There is as much wheat in the
hands of the farmers yet unsold as will
bring the surplus for shipment up to
1,200,000 bushels, and the total pro
duction of Linn county is fully 1,500,
000 bushels, including what is kept for
Imiiie consumption and seed for the
coming crop. This will give $1,200.
000 to be distributed among tlie far
mers of Linn county tor wheat alone,
not taking into account the amount
availed for oats, barley, hay, sheep,
cattle and tlie other productions of the
farm. From every part of Linn county
there comes tlie cheering news of plen
ty, prosperity and satisfaction as the
result of the year's industry and a
The same correspondent, in speak
ing of the price of land in this county,
In the southern part of Linn county,
farm land is not as good as the Albany
prairie nor so well cultivated, and tlie
improvements are not so far advanced.
This is evident from the difference In
the price of land and the production of
wheat to the acre. In the Albany
prairie land sells at 35 per acre and
produces an average of thirty bushels
of wheat to the acre. In the south
eastern end of the county prairie farms
sell from $14 to $20 an acre and raise
from eighteen to twenty bushels of
wheat to the acre. These are average
prices and quantities. There are farms
in the Albany prairie that would bring
$50 an acre and that produce from
forty to fifty bushels to the acre. The
best farms in Linn county are capable
ot still higher cultivation and increased
production. Lands in the foothills.
adapted for sheep, can be bought from
$4 to $5 an acre, with a considerable
free range in tlie Cascade mountains.
The farms for sale are held linn at
present rates, with a decided tendency
upwards. As soon as Oregon has di
rect communication with tlie Eastern
and Western States by railroad, emi
gration will come in nipidly and
prices of land will advance in propor
tion. More direct communication
with Europe by sea will secure a great
ly increased demand for the fine wheat
and choice flour of the State atenhano
A Good word is spoken for the Pat
rons of Husbandry :
Such is the popularity of this organi
zation in Linn county, that tlie great
majority of the local granges have to
hold meetings once a week to initiate
members. They are wisely confining
the membership to farmers exclusively.
If the past is a guarantee tor the good
judgement, wise counsels and prudent
act ion oi me ini ure, me ratrons oi
Husbandry will work a great revolu
tion in favor of themselves and the In
dustrial classes generally ; when the
farmers are prosperous in an agricul
tural State like Oregon, all other indus
tries are benefited to a great extent.
A Towel eor Each. It is not un
common, in country houses, for all
the members of tlie' family to use tlie
same towel for wiping their hands
and faces. 1 am often surprised to see
how this practice prevails, even among
people of considerable cultivation;
frequently, the towel is made of .three
yards of good crash, sewed together at
the ends, and hung over a roller.
This seems very generous and nice
when it is clean, but not se after it
has hung there three or four days,
used morning, iioor and night by half-a-dozen
persons. We may no able to
endure a great deal of our own dirt,
when we are obliged to, but it Is not a
morbid delicacy that shrinks from us
ing a towel soiled by other persons.
Each human body gives forth its own
peculiar exhalations from every pore
of the skin, waste matter, more or less
filthy, so it Is not merely tlie impurity
derived irom external sources that we
wash and wipe away when we perforin
our ablutions. It is also this one's
dyspepsia, that one's bllllousness, the
other one's tobacco ugh! Give me a
clean towel, please! And please give
every child its own towel and Its own
comb as soon as ft Is old enough to use
it. I want to add please, O fellow
citizen ! give every human being a
chance to wash the whole body, pri
vately, whenever one wishes to do so,
in a comfortable bath-room, with plen
ty of hot and cold water, and a good
bath-tub, and all the clean towels de
sired. American Agriculturist.
General Washington's family Bible
is advertised for sue. It is in three
large quarto volumes, and the public
are gravely Informed that it was pre
sented to Gen. Washington by the au
thor. California agriculturists are going
into ginger, niey naven t
get ittwcli bevoud tlie first svllable vet
but hope to do so when their plant
In MMAaMtftf o mwftte ef A mod pop
ular NEW TRIUMPHS!
SALES Or LAST YEAH.
THE STATISTICS FROM 8WORN RE
t urns of theNalAi of Sewing Machine
in 187-2, (reported in 1873), show that the
Singer mannfncturlng Company sold, bult
machines than ANY other Company, and
over one qnnrter of nil machines sold dar
ing that year. Nine out of ten of said
Singer Machines were for FAMILY use
proving the gri at popularity of the Singer
in the household. Annexed are the Sales
of the different makers:
The Hingir Uanuae'a Oo. Sold 219.758.
Wheeler A Wilson M'f'g Co. . . .Sold 174,038
Howe Machine Co. (estimated). " 14.',noo
Grover A Baker S. M. Co " M.010
Domestic S. M. Co " Mil
Weed S. M. Co ' 42,444
Wilcox A (iibbs S. M. Co.. " 33,i9
Wilson S. M. Co " Zl,tm
Ami r. B. H. (). A S M. Co " 18,930
(iold Medal S. M. Co " 18,8117
Florence S. M. Co " 1S,798
TITUS, ROURGARDES A Co.,
Agents, Albany, Or.
Also, oil kinds of machine needles kept
for sale. nov!5y73
A. WHEEL KR.
C. P. HOUOE.
C. a WHEEL KH.
A. WHEELER A CO.,
Dealers in Merchandise and Produce. A
good assortment of all kinds of Goods al
ways in store at lowest market rates.
Agents for sale of Wagons, (irain Drills,
Cider Mills, Churns, Ac., Ac.
CASH paid lor WHEAT, OATS, PORK,
BUTTER, KCGS and POULTRY.
SPECIAL CARLE DISPATCH.
From tlie "World's Fair.
VIENNA) Austria, Aug. 20, 73.
W. G. Wilson, Esq., President
Wilton Seieiny Machine Company, Cleve
land, Ohio: The Wilson Sewing Ma
chine received tlie Grand Prize Med
al for being the Best Sewing Machine,
and a Grand Prize (medal of honor)
was awarded to the Wilson Sewing
Machine Co. for manufacturing sewing
machines in the best manner, from the
best material, and by the best known
mechanical principles. These cele
brated machines ar now on exhibition
and for sale at the store of
11 tf. BLAlN, YOUNG & CO.
W. H. HEXDRBHALL, PROP'S.
WILL ENDEAVOR TO BE ALWAYS
supplied with the liest meats to lie
had in the market, and will he ever ready
to accommodate those who may favor him
wmi a can. Sl Mi
FIRST STREET, ALBANY, ORKUOB,
J. L. HARRIS,
WILL ENDEAVOR TO KEEP CON
stantly on hand a full supply of
ALL KINDS OF MEATS,
Which will be of the very hest quality.
The highest market price paid for beeves,
hogs and sheep.
Third door west of Ferry, on south side
of First street. J. L. HARRIS.
Albany, Dec. 15, W71-15V
rjlHE UNDERSIGNED HAVING SOLD
1 out their entire interest in the Hard
ware business, etc., is tilts city to Messrs.
Clark A Wyiitt, request those indented to
them to call at the old stand and square
accounts. W. H. Kl'HN A CO.
Albany, Dec. 3, 1873-2 w
TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE
Linn County Agricultural Association:
There will be a meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Linn County Agricultural Asso
ciation at the Pacific Opera House, in Al
bany, Linn county, Iregon, on Thursday,
January lut, 174, at 1 o'clock P. M.,
for the purpose of electing Seven Directors
to serve for one year, or until their succes
sors ure elected and quulilied.
C. P. BURKHART,
W. W. Pamw-h, Sec Pres.
FlKEMi.VS BALL I
ALBANY ENGINE COMPANY NO. 1
will give a- -
IN ALBANY, AT THK
PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE,
NEW YEARS EYE, Deo. 31, 1878.
COMMITTKE OF AltllAXOKMRNTS :
J AS. HERREN, WH. TALLY,
WM. BENJAMIN, GEO. CLINE,
RECEPTION OUM.HITTKK :
11. V. BROWN, A. N. ARNOLD,
WM. BENJAMIN, N, B. HUMPHREY,
L. KLINE, WM. TALLY,
J. R HEItllKV, CEO. CLINE.
A general invitation Is extended. Fire
men are requested to appear In uniform.
TICKETS liaeradlng supper at the St.
Charles Hotel) Si
Only about a Half Dozen
MITCHELL WAGONS left at
Register Building, Albany
qo to ooom.
RESH AND GOOD GO TO
MOLINE, PEORIA, CAST O AflTflTEEL .
DODO'S is the place to get them.
ANYTHING YOU WANT, FIRST TIT
For Dome tic sewing Macklne,
DON'T FAIL TO CALL AT
For (be Latest la
BUCKSAW 8, AXES, PITCHFORKS,
etc., give DODD a cull, anyway.
When Yon Want
CRUDER PRESSES, OR FARM MACHIN
J cry of any kind, call at the Register
Building and see DODD.
GO TO THE
&c, &c, &c,
CHEAP FOR CASH !
Country Produce of All Kind
BOUGHT FOR MERCHANDISE OR
OAS J3L I
This in the place to eel the BEST BAR
GAINS ever offered in Albany. Portia
will always do well tnoBlt&nd see forthei
First street, Alhany, Oregon. fflv
OLD STOVE DEPOT.
COOK, PARLOR AND BOX.
STOVE H !
Of the heat patterns.
ALAOl TIB, SHEET IBOB AND COP
And the usual assortment f furnishing
ds to be obtained in a tin store.
Kenatrs neatly and promptly executed,
n reasonable terms.
Short reekoauigparekelaaf MtaMta,
FRONT STRE T, ALBANY.
Dec A, 1886-1
Beat terns ape,
Monday, September 1, 1H
R. H. WARREN, Prentdent.
Cooi Bay Coal Aener.
DEALERS In Owiihorland, Lehigh aol
all deflwtptfcMW of Foreign and 1m
mestiO Coals, Also, PIG IRON.
Bulkhead -between Pacific and Jackson
MrSft wharves. Sea FraucUoo. Col. UvB