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ALBANY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 27, 1874.
IT. S. Official Pnprr for Orcsoii.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 1874.
On Saturday last, at the office ot
Mr. Eli Carter, we examined
specimens of apples, dried by the
Alden process at Salem. It is cer
tainly the finest looking dried fruit
we ever saw, and after seeing it we
do not wonder at its bringing a lar
better price than fruit dried by any
other process. It there are those
who are the least particle credu
lous with regard to the success of
the Aldcu process, they should by
all means call at Mr. Carter's office,
examine the specimens there on ex
hibition, and at once have all their
prejudices removed. The Salem
Company express themselves as
perfectly satisfied with the result of
the first trial, and will push the
business of preparing dried fruit for
market with vigor. It is an in
dustry that will undoubtedly prove
remunerative, increasing in value
from year to year, and the sooner
the stock in the Albany Company
is subscribed and work commenced,
tlie sooner will our fanners be re
ceiving coin for that which at pres
ent brings no income, and, in fact,
is almost worthless as a source of
revenue. This is an age ot pro
gress. The world around us is
moving. Science is lending its aid
in perfecting and aiding human in
dustries. Men of genius are labor
ing night and day, devising new
and improved machinery, with
muscles of brass and nerves ot
stee'.e, to take the place of human
muscle ; and wherever you find
communities that are ever ready to
adopt and utilize the toil lightening,
because labor-saving, productions ol
genius, there you will find happy,
prosiierous, and the most advanced
civilization. It we wish to build
up a prosperous, solid city, we must
aid with our money all enterprises
that have for their object the cre-
atiiin rir trio nnffitnrf rif QnmntJiii r
to sell we must work up the raw
material in our hands, and thus
have something that will command
a price in the markets of the world.
We are sending away annually
thousands of dollars to purchase
goods and wares that we might just
as well manufacture at home, and
thus retain the money hero. From
year to year we are letting go to
waste the vast natural advantages
with which we are blessed for man
ufacturing purposes, and with oar
money are building up communi
ties much less fbvored by nature
than we are, but possessing more
energy and a keener perception of
the advantages arising from the
cultivation of useful industries. It
is time we were awaking from this
lethargy that we, fully aroused to
the interests at stake, take a long
stride to the front, and show that
we have the nerve to undertake,
and the will to accomplish.
After the first ot January, 1875,
we fear it will be impossible for us
to continue mailing papers to sub
scribers outside of this county who
are in arrears on subscription. This
trusting out papers and paying out
cash weekly for postage, would
break the "oldest man in the world,"
of which we are not whom. In
fact, it would, break any bank in
Christendom to undertake to do
business in this way ; and while we
shall be 6orry to part with any ot
our subscribers, many of whom have
taken the Registkr since the first
number was issued in 18G8, and
heve never yet paid a cent, we
shall most likely be compelled to
leave them out in the cold, unless
; they "come to see us" with enough
"stamps" to at least prepay the
postage on their papers. The New
Year will soon be ushered in, and
it will afford a magnificent oppor
tunity for all indebted to us to call
at our office and balance old scores.
They will fell better ; at least we
know we will. We shall see what
we shall see.
The Beaver took down seventy
five or eighty tons of wheat from
Morris & Parker's warehouse on
The Republican City Conven
tion, tor the nomination ot candi
dates for city offices, to bo voted
for at the election on the 7th. prox.,
will meet at the Court House on
Tuesday evening next, December
1st, at 7 o'clock sharp. A full at
tendance of the Republican voters
of the city is requested, to the end
that true, representative men, the
choice of the people, may be placed
By order of Cent. Com.
N. RAUM, Chn.
The Tmun Anniversary of
the Ertlphian Society. On
Friday evening, November 20th,
187-4, at College Chapel, as the
programme has it, transpired the
third anniversary of the Erodelphi
an Society. We have only time to
speak in general terms ct the exer
cises, which wc pronounce the most
complete and entertaining yet off
ered Vy this Society. The exercises
consisted of vocal and instrumental
music, well selected and brilliantly
performed in every instance, recita
tions, the reading of corresjiondeiice,
essays, oration, tableaus, charades,
etc. Where every one acquitted
themselves so well, we have
nothing but praise not a word of
censure to offer. The audience re
ceived "Statistics," by Miss ?darion
Finlayson, with inmmense applause,
while the keen and pungent satire
exhibited i:i c: Grumbler," by Miss
Clara E. Price, seemed to meet the
necessities of the occasion, and
brought down the house in the
heartiest manner. The rendering
of "In deu Thalern laut ershalts,"
(whatever that means), by Misses
Griffin and Thompson, was perfect,
and those two handsome young
ladies got away with the German
as if they had been brought up on
krout and pretzels. The solo,
"Across the Sea," by Mrs. Wyatt,
was brilliantly rendered, and the
encore so determined that the lady
was compelled to repeat it, to the
delight of all in attendance. A
large portion cf the attractions of
the evening are due to Miss Wag
ner, whose rendering of the instru
mental portion ot the music was
superb, both on the piano and or
gan. She mere than sustained her
brilliant reputation as a musician of
rare talents. The orchestra, com
posed of Misses A. Rlain, Katie
Lyle, Cora Irvine, Mrs. Wyatt, and
Messrs. Warren, Doaue, Atkinson
and Clement, largely enhanced the
pleasures of the occasion by most
excellent music. The occasion was
certainly the most heartily enjoyed
and gave more universal satisfaction
than anything we have heretofore
witnessed in the College Chapel.
All honor to the young ladies of the
On Sunday night a man calling
himself Frank Martin broke into
W. R. Cannon's liveiy stable, on
corner ot Second and Ferry streets,
and entering the room in the front
part of the stable, occupied by the
clerk, Mr. Fairchild, proceeded
to appropriate his (Fairchild's) pan
taloons and contents. In leaving
the room he stumbled against some
object, making sufficient noise to
awaken Fairchild, who got out of
bed and pursued the retreating
thief, who fled out through the carriage-house
and down Second street.
In front of Pacific Opera House
Martin dropped the pants, which
were secured by the owner, who
then returned to the stable. Mar
tin had taken two dollars and
twenty cents from the pockets of
the pants, however, before he threw
them away. Martin was arrested
and on Tuesday had a preliminary
examination, when he was bound
over to answer m the sum of 8100.
Not giving the desired amount of
bail, he now occupies quarters' in
the county jail.
A case of distress so touched the
heart of Mr. W. R. Cannon, on
Wednesday, that he not only gave
of his own means, but made a gen
eral appeal to our citizens in be
half of the distressed party, and
succeeded in raising quite a purse
for the immediate necessities ot the
victim ot sickness and misfortune.
Bill may have a rough exterior, but
he has a warm spot in his heart
which always responds liberally to
the cry of real distress.
Looney C. Bond. A telegram
from San Francisco, dated Novem
ber 20tb, announced the death of
Mr. Looney C. Bond, a pioneer
citizen of Oregon. Deceased form
erly resided in Albany, and was at
one time Sheriff of Linn county.
Some; years ago ho removed to
Waitsburg, Washington Territory,
where he engaged in mercantile
pursuits. His health failing him,
early in the Fall he removed to
California, hoping by change of cli
mate to obtain relief. But it was
not to be; death claimed him and
he has passed away. His remains
were brought to Portland on the
Oriflamm ; thence to this city by
rail, reaching here on Thursday.
The corpse was received at the de
pot by a committee of Masons, and
was taken to the hall of Corinthian
Podge, where it will remain until
1 o'clock P. M. to-day, when the
la sad lites of sepulcher, under
charge ot the Masonic fraternity, of
which deceased was an old and
honored member, will be given it,
the procession marching from the
hall to the Masonic cemetery in the
western suburbs of the city. Peace
to his ashes.
A family by the name of Going,
arrived in this city from the East
about two weeks ago, and moved
into the building opposite the City
Mills. Shortly after their arrival
the babe sickened and died. The
mother, in feeble health when she
arrived here, grew worse, and des
pite the attention and care, freeh
and voluntarily given by the noble
women of Albany, numbering among
them Mrs. Walter Monteith, Mrr.
J. F. Backensto, and others, she,
too, breathed her last on Tuesday,
and was buried the day following,
leaving a husband and four small
children to mourn the loss of a wife
and mother. Our sympathies go
out to those little ones, left at so
tender an age to buffet with a cold,
unfeeling world, without a mother's
loving, watchful care and patience
to guide and instruct and console
them in their little griefs. May the
God of the orphan have them in
We see that Garland, the man
who is acting, and claims to be the
Governor ot Arkansas, has issued
a proclamation offering a reward of
1,000 for the apprehension of
Volney V. Smith, who also claims
to be the Governor of Arkansas.
At last accounts Volney was at
Washington. Late news received
by Gov. Smith's sister, of this city,
says that his life is threatened if his
enemies can get their hands on him.
We hope Volney will keep out of
harm's way until the danger is
The Oregonian states that the
O. S. N. Company proposes to put
the steamer Welcome on the Up
per Willamette to aid our people
in getting rid ot their surplus oats,
wheat, etc. The same paper says
the Co. intend building a new boat,
especially for this trade. The sea
son promises to be a lively one on
the river, as we will then have
three regular lines of steamboats,
besides the Ohio and other inde
pendent boats that may choose to
carry freights between Portland and
the head ot navigation on the Wil
lamette. Freights will probably
We are desirous of making still
further improvements in the Reg
ister, and to do it we ask those
owing us to call and pay up as
speedily as possible. Each sub
scriber, with a very little exertion,
could secure from one to half a
dozen new subscribers tor the Reg
ister, thus enabling us to still
further increase the interest and
usefulness of the paper. To those
who have spoken a good word for
us, we return our sincere thanks, and
shall try to fully merit their kindly
interest thus shown in our behalf.
The Willamette Chief, W. T.
Co.'s boat, reached her wharf in
this city on Tuesday night. About
midnight she dropped down to
Messrs. Morris & Parker's ware
house, where she received, in four
hours, one hundred and eighty tons
of wheat which was pretty lively
work for six men, we take it.
Business only so-so.
Four weeks to Christmas.
Lots of coal oil at A. Carothers
Four steamboats put in an ap
pearance Wednesday night.
Orgeana Encampment meets this
evening. Turn out, campers.
W. H. Dodd visited Portland
on Monday, looking after biz.
Cider at Tweedale's thanksgiv
ing cider, too.
Mr. J. II. Smith, of Ilanisburg,
was in the city a day or two dur
ing the week.
The weather has moderated vast
ly since last week, and overcoats
have not been in so great demand.
Mrs. Judge O. N. Denny, of
Portland, has been visiting relatives
in this city during the week.
For a pure Havana cigar the
latest style go to A. Carother's
O'Conner exhibits some splendid
specimens of penmanship at the
Mr. Melan, our popular tailor,
paid the metropolis a Hying visit on
Chas. Mealey came in from his
ranch near Moss Butte on Monday,
bringing with him a big brown bear
that he had slain with bis good
The ladies, God bless them, after
having worn all kinds of flowers
and fruit on their hats and bonnets
now have a turn-up on the side of
their felt hats.
Silk stockings are said to bo the
correct thing for ladies now. We
don't know whether the fashion
has reached Albany or not. In
A. IT. Bell & Parker are refitt
ing their drug store, putting on a
new coat ot paint, and sprucing up
generally. They don't intend to be
behind in attractiveness.
On Thursday the JFJ. N. Cook
took from the Magnolia Mills one
hundred and fifty tons of flour, for
Portland. The A. I ice loaded with
wheat at Morris & Parker's.
The most terrible wind and rain
storm of the season visited the Wil
lamette valley on Monday night.
We very rarely experience such
heavy "blows" and "water falls."
W. C. Tweedale went below
last week and purchased a com
plete outfit of fresh groceries, crock
ery, lamps, "Christmas," etc., which
he has received and is now opening.
Call and see him.
A ball is to be given at Ganter's
Hall, Harrisburg, on Chrismas eve.
Prof. Everet has charge of the
music, after saying which every
body will be satisfied that it will
be first class.
Dr. Haskell didn't make the
riffle on Tuesday as he had adver
tised to do. We learn the reason
he did not appear befor an Albany
audience on the occasion referred
to, was because he didn't was here.
The anditorum at Albany Col
lege was crowded on Friday night
of last week, the occasion ot the
third anniversary ot the Erodel
phian Society. It was the best en
tertainment, as a whole, ever given
by the Society.
The merchants of this city have
signed a protest against having
their goods landed and delivered
from the Farmer's Warehouse
wharf, owing to the extremely
muddy condition of the streets lead
to and from it.
Thanksgiving Dinner at the
Opera House on Thursday, under
the supervision of the ladies of the
M. E. Church, was a success, draw
ing a large crowd. The sociable in
the evening, at the same place, was
well attended, and most enjoyable.
Mr. Saral. Miller has purchased
the property on the corner of Sec
and Ferry streets, now occupied by
Peter's wagon shops, of Mr. Adams,
paying $2,000 therefor. Mr. Mil
ler, who is a blacksmith, we un
derstand intends going into the
manufacture ot wagons, etc., on his
By a perusal of the new postal
law, printed in this issue, our read
ers will see that wc are compelled,
after January next, to prepay the
postage on all papers we mail for
points outside ot Linn county.
J. D. Biles meandered our streets
on Wednesday. He had on a slick
stovepipe hat, was well dressed,
and had the look of a man who
lived well and enjoyed himself.
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s office in
this city will soon have an express
wagon and team, to enable the
agent to properly transact the ex
tensive and rapidly increasing busi
ness offered it.
That prince of auctioneers, W.
H. Dodd, will sell at the Opera
House, on Saturday, December
19th, 1874, a large assortment of
dry goods, furs, cloaks, general mer
chandise, groceries, wagons, etc.
This is a chance for bargains which
it will be well to remember.
Dr. D. M. Jones, of this city,
intends removing to Salem tor the
Winter, to enable him to attend to
the duties of his Professorship in
the Willamette Medical College.
He will leave us in about two
weeks. Our best wishes go with
No remedy in the world ever
came into such universal use, or has
so fully won the confidence of man
kind, as Ay ex's Cherry Pectoral
for the cure of Coughs, Colds and
Next week Messrs. John M.
Kitchen, O. D. Doane and John
H. Irvine go to Salem, to attend a
course of medical lectures at the
Mr. A. J. Pinkstone, traveling
agent for the Sacramento Record,
gave us a call on Thursday. He
has had fair success in securing sub
scribers for his journal in Southern
Oregon, as he is furnishing the
weekly to clubs at 12 each truly
a low price for so good a paper.
Mr. Chas. Wilson was united to
Miss Jennie Hunt, on Saturday
evening last, at the residence of
Mr. G. F. Simpson, the Rev.
Isaiah Wilson officiating. The
wedding day had been set for Mon
day, but Charley concluded he
would anticipate the blessings in
store for him by several hours. A
long and happy life to Charlie and
The most sensible, reasonable,
and cheapest rates offered the pub
lic in the lino of life insurance, is
offered by the North Pacific Mu
tual Life Association, an exclu
sifely Oregon institution, located at
Portland. Capital, 100,000. It
is officered by well-known and sub
stantial citizens of the State. Mr.
L. E. Blain is agent for this city,
ot whom all the necessary informa
tion can be obtained.
The late rains having put the
Willamette on a war footing, there
has been a rush of steamboats to
our wharves for freights. This in
turn has made it extremely lively
for our warehousemen and millers,
who have shipped large amounts of
wheat and flour to Portland, most
of which we suppose will be imme
diately placed on board the vessels
How waiting there to receive car
goes for Europe.
The Winter term of the District
School opens on Monday next, with
Mr. T. J. Stites, as principal, assist
ed by Mr. Nicholsand Mrs. Addie
Mansfield. The attendance last
quarter averaged nearly two hun
dred pupils. The Winter term of
the College opens next Monday,
A bald-headed lunatic whom we
recently dunned for three years'
"back pay," writes us: "I don't
like the Rejusture beconze to ful of
luv stores, an you can stop it to
me." Good enough. Now if the
bandy-shanked bug-eater had brains
enough to enable him to obtain a
position as pot-rassler for a third
rate Chiiiese hash-house, he would
drown himself in the first pond he
could find, which would be the only
act worthy of commendation or
mention in a worse than profitless
The extremely stormy weather
ushered hi the first of the week, has
rendered most of the lands in the
prairie too soft to plow.
Bran is selling at $10 pei ton.
All the little streams are running
full of water.
Remember the Convention Tues
No change in market reports.
Butter 3037c; eggs, 40c.
Gus. Wheeler, of Salem, came
down on us during the week.
J. B. Congle, Esq., of Portland,
came up Wednesday night.
Mr. Clark, of Corvallis, visited
our city yesterday.
The plasterers are at work on
the new store building on Fiist and
Ex-Sheriff Allen Parker's young
est child has been having the scar
let fever. He is recovering.
We issue a twelve page paper
to-day the largest paper ever is
sued in Oregon.
The Ohio will probably go up
the Willamette as far as Eugene on
her next trip.
Oregon eggs in San Francisco on
the 25th were quoted at 52i55c
On Monday morning, to the wife
of Mr. John Ryan, seven miles
east of this city, twin girls.
Rob. C. Corbaley, with A. L.
Bancroft & Co., Sau Francisco,
Latest Liverpool wheat quota
tions Average, 9s lld10s 4d ;
Club, 10s 4d 10s lOd per cental.
Should the volume of water in
crease in the Willamette, the mills
will not be able to grind.
Mrs. Church, of Salem, is visit
ing her parents in this city at pres
ent. Business of importance is to be
transacted at the Camp this even
ing, and a full attendance is abso
Our farmers have disposed of a
large amount ot wheat during the
past tew days, and money is not
quite so stringent.
Miss Lay ton purchased one of
those elegant Arion pianos, for
which Rev. I. Wilson is agent, a
day or two 6ince.
The music, vocal and instrumen
tal, at the Sociable last night, was
excellent, and proved the feature ot
Wheat market up to yesterday
quoted at 60c, at warehouses and
mills on the river, and 55c on line
of O. & C. Railroad. An advance
is looked for soon.
The music, both vocal and in
strumental, at the College on Fri
day night last, was superb. We
have plenty of first class musical
talent in this city.
Them "wax figgers," exhibited
at the College last Friday evening
by "Mrs. Jarley," were a grand
success, equal to A. Ward's in his
Messrs. Graf & Collar have re
ceived a new invoice of furniture,
among which are some very neat,
Oregon made, bedroom sets which
we commend for their beauty, neat
ness and lo v price.
One more issue of the Register
and we expect to finish up the laws,
when we shall have more time to de
vote to writing up the paper, when
we hope to make it still more
worthy the support of this people.
SnM.'l K. Youncr has purchased
the property on northeast corner of j
Ferry and Second streets, paying
$1,100 tor it. He will erect an
agricultural warehouse upon it.
Johnny Spangler has purchased
the residence on Second street,
nearly opposite Marshall & Schlos
ser's livery stable, and is now ready
to receive "proposals." Cost price,
81,000. 'Ror for the printer boys.
Charley Elk ins has returned to
his old home in Linn county, after
an absence of more than two years,
during which time he has been mak
ing his fortune in the stock business
Owing to the immense amount
ot work necessary to issue the
twelve page Register this week,
and not being able to obtain any
extra help in the office, we are a
day late in issuing. And that's
what's the matter.
There is talk of forming a Pro
gress Club in this city.
A large number of strangers in
the city to-day, relatives and friends
of the late L. C. Bond.
One hundred and eight dollars
were the reported receipts of the
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Opera
The Democrats of this city hold
their convention to nominate can
didates for city officers on Thursday
The Coos Bay paper acknowl
edges calls, during the week,
from Messrs. Blarneystone and
Pinkstone, meaning Hugh Small,
of the Oregonian, and A. J. Pink
stone, of the Sacramento Record.
Blarneystone is good.
"Grumbler," at the College the
other evening, said the Democrat
was supplied with wings but no
head. This morning's Democrat
replies by insistng that Mart.
Brown, its late editor-in-chief, can
no more be termed the "head" of
the paper as he puked his head off
on his trip to San Francisco.
Oceans, what a calamity !
An accident befell a freight train
on the track in front of Hurd's saw
mill this forenoon. While back
ing up the track and just after gett
ing across the trustle-work over
the ravine at the point mentioned,
the rear platform car, loaded with
lumber, jumped the track and, fall
ing against Cherry's flume, was
pretty well used up. The Conduc
tor, Tom Connelly, was thrown
from the train, but suffered no se
rious injury. The flume, carrying
water from the Santiam Canal to
Cherry's Foundry, received some
Eeat Tms. All persons knowing
themselves indebted by note or other
wise to the late firm of Howell, Har
per & Co., are earnestly requested to
call at once and settle the same, as the
money is now due, and we want it.
"A word to the wise,"' &c. We also
have a very fine stock of goods to sell,
which we offer very low for cash or
Rohbixg Churches. Bishop
Cheney, of Chicago, and his new
church have experienced a financial
reverse. The Times says the treas
urer of the society has not paid strict
attention to the precepts taught
from the pulpit, and as a conse
quence finds himself a bankrupt
and unable to make good the ac
count of the church, some even
thousand dollars. 1 lis duet trouble
seems to have been that he used the
church funds for private specula
tions, probably with the intention of
making restitution, but misfortune
overtook him and the church is mi
nus a snug little sum, while Bishop
Cheney is out ot pocket a rouud
thousand dollars besides.
Ritualism at Washington.
A dispatch to the N, Y. Timet
dated Washington, Nov. 8th, says:
"The new canon aimed at Ritualism,
adopted by the Episcopal Conven
tion, has had a noticeable effect on
St. John's Church in this city, where
Ritualistic tendencies have been for
some time developing, and the sing
ing ot the creed, which had been
practiced, was this morning discon
tinued." Taxable Property of Massa
chusetts. The Boston Journal
publishes the annual statement of
the real and personal estate ot all
the towns of Massachusetts. The
total taxable valuation of the State,
exclusive ot personal property and
deposits in the savings institutions,
is $1,831,001,165, a gain of $68,
17 1 ,185 over last year. Only three
counties report a loss.
The three-year-old child of a fam
ily in tlie town of Tacoma, who had
just come out from the East, met
with a. shocking death on Wednes
day, last week. The family live on
the second floor, and the child fell
from the platform at the head ot
the outside staircase to the ground
below, a distance of twelve or fif
teen feet, striking on a board head
foremost, crushing its skull aud caus
ing instant death.
The Tacoma Tribune says: "Two
or three boys, on Tuesday last, dis
covered three ereat salmon in the
little hrnnV beneath the residence of
D. B. Hanna, which had been driv
en in by the rough water of the out
er harbor. The boys prevented
their exit by stopping up the mouth
of the brook, and then caught them
by drawing them out of the water
with a common garden hoe."
Dr Kenedy, in a letter excusing
bis non-attendance at a meeting of
the bar, announces that ho has been
disbarred by benchers of Gray's Inn.