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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1873)
I'. S. OMrlnl Paper for Oregon.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17. m.
O.-alh of Prof. Asf.
By telegram from Boston, December
14th, the painful intelligence roaches
IIS of the death of the prat naturalist,
Louis .Mm Kutlolph Agassii. The
fame of the great Prefiwor is WOtW
wide, ninl his death h mounted every
where and bjr all iieople.
Prof. Agassi was born in the little
village of Mattler, Switzerland, on the
28th of May, 107. His father was
possessed of little of this world's
goods, hut waa a man of more than
ordinary culture, and pastor of the
Protestant parish. To his mother, a
woman of remarkable mental endow
ments and great energy of character,
Agassiz owed. In a large degree, the
after development of his great genius.
In 1841 he came to Boston, in answer
to the invitation of John A. Lowell,
one of Massachusetts' most distin
guished sons, where he has resided
ever since. He lias gone, birt has left
.1 name that will be honored by man
kind as long as time shall last.
rnim OAM NEWS.
Jacksonville will have a ball on
Canyonville will celebrate Christ
tnas with a shooting match during the
day and a kill in tlie evening.
Ruth Rehekah Degree Lodge. Xo.
i I. O. 0. F.. of Jiieksonvil'e, will
give a grand hall on N'ew Year's Eve.
The Oakland Champions of the Red
Cross propose holding a festival on
Christmas Eve. Ft will be a tine
The grain fields near Rog re River
and sheets of water in the valley are
literally covered w ith wild geese, and
hunting arties are continually after
The PlniniMln; of Roebnrg. con
tains a card opposing in bitterest terms
a society organized in that city called
the "Young Men's Club." We
strongly suspect the writer is a young
Odd Fellows of Oakland are canvass
ing among themselves tlie propriety of
a public installation of officers at the
beginning of next term soon to com
mence. A grand dinner is also talked
ot by the members of the order.
Tlie late storm seems to have been j
severest in the Lake country, tlie snow
having fallen to the depth ol several
inches and upward. From Alexander
H. Miller, who had come in from the
Klamath Agency, the Jacksonville
Times learns that the snow fell two
and a halt feet deep at Fort Klamath
and almost a foot at Linkville.
The hall of tlie Champions of the
Red Cross, at Oakland, came near
lieing destroyed by lire last week.
From some cause not known, while
the brill was closed, the cloth lining
caught on fire and was entirely con
sumed. The fire and the damage done
were not discovered until the last
night of meeting of the order, four ori
rive days, perhaps, after all liad oc
inirred. It was a narrow escape. thinking of the great Governor, whose
The Oregon Sentinel says: Samuel! voice so stfrn-d the hearts of patriots
li.-t .,.., m i. i r u I when the war was vet a voung ro
Harkuess. of Leland, Josephine Corn.- j mance. , whose liand and heart so
ty, Oregon, arrival in Jacksonville promptly responded to his country's
yesterday morning with a man named j call in the deadly earnestness of Its
Baker, who was arrested by David
Ransom, at Canyonville, charged with
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rtealihg 60 hi money and some cloth
ing from Oliver Johnson, of Cayote
Creek In Jackson County. He was
delivered over to Deputy Sheriff Hyde,
and is now lodged In the County Jail.
Kaiser William has dcchled to keep
440,000.000 tn goki coin on hand for
any sudden war emergency which
may arise. It Is to be kept in the
Julius Tower of tlie Citadel of Span
dan, and will be guarded by a detach
ment of soldiery.
A man, referring to the sudden death
of relative, was asked if he lived high.
"Well, I .can't mr he did." said
Tereure. nr he died high." Like
Richard Vales of Illinois.
Tlie following article on the death
of this noted and gifted man, is from
the St. Louis (ib'ix:
Washington Irving closes Ws very
interesting biography of Oliver Gold
smith with the remark that after the
reader has carefully pondered all the
facts In the lite of that eccentric man.
he is very apt to close the volume with
the exclamation: "'Poor Goldsmith!"
In a different sene from that intended
for the author of the "Deserted Vil
lage," the exclamation most natural
to follow the announcement of what
heads this article is "Poor Yates!"
We pity the man who cannot say this
from the bottom ot his heart, and from
a feeling of genuine compassion, un
mixed with contempt.
Had the event which we record to
day occurred ten years ago, not the
State ot Illinois, and not the West
alone, hut the entire nation, would
have felt an almost irreiarable loss.
The Yates of that day was not the
Yates Who died yesterday, except in
name. He was tlie voung, ardent and
patriotic Governor, to whose sleepless
energy and tierce devotion tlie country
was every day indebted for new in
spiration in its dreadful struggle
against slavery and rebellion. He was
the trusted friend of Lincoln and
Grants-upholding the former in the
Cabinet and the latter in the field, and
defending both with his eloquent voice
and trenchant pen. He .was tlie warm
hearted eiicourager of every man
whom he met on the battle-line ot
life. He had a kind word for every
body ; nor did he let his word long
forerun his deed, but ever held out a
helping hand, and often to the un
worthy. The number of men to whom
Richard Yates stands to-day in the
relation of benefactor is exceedingly
laige. He was liberal, generous and
unselfish, lie had qualities ot head
and heart which besx)kee for him the
highest honors of a great nation, and
which would have achieved those
honors for him had he not fallen a
victim to what in his case, proved a
demon of destruction in sad and
The world Is a luirsli critic. In its
eyes one fault often obscures and de
stroys a thousand virtues. While
preaching the good old Latin maxim
"De mrtrtufx nil nisi kmmn,'1 it is in
clined, as to man's vices, to practice
oil tlie principle. De inortms ml mi
vmtm." And so when the truth is
told of Riclwrd Yates, it must be con
fessed tliat the last eight years of bis
life were a long debauch. Thus it will
appear, at least, to those who had no
knowledge of the struggles he made
against the bad passion which had
gradually mastered him so completely
that it had become a malignant and
incurable disease. At any time during
the period referred to vou could with
as much reason have cursed the con
sumptive for his cough and his liectic
flash as to have cursed Richard Yates
for his intemperance. Seakiiig to the
writer of this article one day. after lie
had recovered from oneof hisexofflsea,
Mr. Yates said he looked upon him
self as one of the victims ot the war,
as much as if he had fiillen in battle.
"Aye. more," said he, "for it has
more than killed me." He went on
to describe how the excitement inci
dent to the early war scenes had first
tempted him to drink; how the
labors and anxieties ot his responsible
position had rendered the use of stimu
lants a necessity to him, and how,
when the war closed, he found absti
nence impossible, and intemperance
inevitable. It is also a matter of
knowledge to the present writer that
Mr. Yates used all human effort to
arrest his downward progress. In his
lucid moments he knew of his own
degradation, and he made a manly
Iwttle against it but his fall was
foreordained ; and his sad end is to
day a more interesting study for the
phyiologit than for the moralist.
Others may remember only the
drunken Senator and the drunken citi
zen. We use plain words because this
was a plain case. But to our minds
the cause of truth, as well as a cause of
. ' 1 1 ' ) ri f i" (Ml ft Knct Ha anHaafMf.n1 tw
inter years, ine name oi mcnara
Yates is honorably inscribed on every
of the hstory of tnal struggle.
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Let ih hone that in his case the dictum
of the great poet will be reversed
that the evil he has done will not live
after blm, nor the good De all interred
with his bones.
No farther seek his merits to disclose.
Nor draw his frailties from their dread
There they alike In trembling hope repose,
The bosom of his father and his (Jod.
A French Journal mentions an
experiment hi which It was ascertained
that silk worms fed ou vine leaves
yielded silk of a red color; when they
had lettuce alone they gave cocoons of
an emerald green ; nettle leaves pro
duced violet silk, and it was also found
that numerous combinations of colors
were the result of a varied diet of
mixed leaves fed during the last SO
days of the larva period. Yellow,
red, green, and violet seem to be the
colors roost successfully produced.
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