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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1875)
ALBANY, OREGON, JANUARY 8, 1875.
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C. P. EX USX.
C. K. WHEELER.
A. WHEELER & CO.,
Forwardin& Coiaiiss'n Mercliaiits;
Dealers in Merchandise and Produce. A
good assortment of all kinds of Goods air
ways in store at lowesl market rates.'
Agents for sale of Wagons, Grain Drills,
Cider Mills, Chums, Ac, c.
CASH paid for WHEAT, OATS, PORK,
BUTTER, EGGS and PQULTRY.
II. J. BOUGIITOX, M. O.,
GRAAFATE OF THE I'XIVERJilTY
Medical College -of New York, late
metn!erof Rellevieu Hospital Medical Col
lere, New York. Office -In A. Cat-others
3l Co.'s drug store, Albany, Oregon. .
. GEO. It. IIE1.W,
Attorney and Counselor its Xw,
ALBANY, OREGON. " -
WILL PR ACTICE IN ALL THE Courts
of t his State. OFFICK In Fox's brick
(up stairs) First street. 6v7
Has just opened a fine stock jof
Boots cC? Shoes
California made, to which he Invites the
attention of the citizens of Albany and vi
cinity. g""Goods manufactured to order,
in latest styles, with best of stock. Store
corner Broadalbin and First streets. Chas.
Mealey's old stand. Call and examine ray
Albany, Oct. 16, 1S74-5v7
FOR SALE !
'JHE CELEBRATED W. A. WOOD'S
REAPERS & MOWERS.
Maine's Headers, (Wood's improved.
('oqillllnrtl's Indiana Farm Wurob
The Kussel and Vibrator Threshers,
(bust machines on the coast.
Statesman Forcereed Drill.
Mar news, and other machines.
Call. see. and sret nrico and terms before
buying elsewhere, at my Blacksmith Shop,
corner seoonu ana taisworui sts., Aiuany,
)vj FRANK WOOD.
W. D. GELDING
TffHO MANUFACTURED TOE FIRST
proftd Broom ever made in Albany,
has returned from California, and located
permanently in this city, where he has
asam commenced lae jnanuiaciure 01 ail
Brooms, Brushes, Wisjs,
Ac. at his factory on First street, at John
Metzler'sold stand, east of Mairnolia Mills.
where he invite those wishing a first class
Droom to call and secure it of htm.
Yf. D. BELDING.
AIlany, Oct, 16, 1t7-5v7
rilAS. B. MONTAGVE.
BOBT. 31 'CALL EY.
UOMAGIE & McCALLEY,
A RE NOW OPENING A MAGNIFICENT
FALL & WINTER GOODS !
selected with care, and bought for coin at
Scuudaloudv Low figures !
and as we bought low we can and will sell
them at prices that will
Come and see our selections of
Ribbons, Collars, Collarette,
Laces, Ac, Arc,
for the ladies, and our complete lines of
of all descriptions for men and boys. Also
full assortments of
Groceries, Crockery & Glassware.
The beat Roods, at the la west rates every
time. gaJ-Come and see.
Lebanon, Oregon, October 30, 187.
H. BELL PARKER, late of Oregon
City, lieir leave to inform the public
that they have purchased the entire stock
of drus?s. medicines, Ac. formerly owned
by K. C. Hill Son. and that they desbrn
cnntiniiing the business at the old stand,
where they purpose keeping In the furure
a full assortment of . x
and everything usually found in a first
While earnestly soliciting continuance
of the literal patronage heretofore extend
ed to tlieuLD house, we hope at the same
time, by fair and liberal dealing, and care
ful attention to the wants of customers, to
merit the esteem of any kkw friends who
may favor us with their orders.
Particular attention will be (riven to the
compounding of physician's prescriptions
and family recipes, at all hours of the day
A. II. BEU. & PARKER,
snewwors to K. C. Hill a SOJf.
Albany. October 9, 74-n4tf
FOR YOUR FRESn MEDICIVE8. fco to
If you want nice Toilet Goods,
, . COMBS.
don't full to call on
' Poo Plummer has the nicest Stationery
in the city. .-, , ... . , .
Poc Plummer keejw A 1 CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. v ,
: roc Plum iner has a nloo variety of goods
and is always glad to see bia friends.
ARmsy, Oct. 23, T-MvJ
Here's the Place !
Has received and is offering for sale a wel
selected slocK of
Which he Is determined to sell
AT THE LOWEST PRICES
Cash, or MerctataMe Prolnce !
Please give me a call, and examine
Goods and Irios.
8. H. t'lAlUHTOS.
" Lebanon, Or. ' . jSv7
o. s. s. oo.
FROM AND AFTER DATE, UNTIL
further notice, freight from
PORTLAXD to ALBANY
OXE COLLAR PER TOM
All down freight, will be delivered at
PORTLAND or ASTORIA
Free of Drayae and Wharf
age, At Reduced Rates.
Boats will leave ALBANY for CORVAL-
L1S or PORTLAND
E2-X7- o x y
For further particulars, apply to
BEACH Ac MONTEITII,
Albany, Nov. 2d, 74-12 Agents.
PARKER & MORRIS'
IS wow B1ADY FOR THE BECEP
tion of wheat and osits. We call t he at
tention of farmers to the fact that we have
erected the finest warehouse in the State,
at a large expense, and are in position- to
handle satisfitctorily an iuiuusnoe quan
tity of grain. Oar house has a capacity tor
200,000 bushels of Wheat
at one time, and is located oh the margin
of the Willamette River, and provided with
a side track lrom the O. & C. K. It., so that
shipments may be made dally by rail, and
ax of ten by water as boating facilities oiler.
We have two large suction tans, in addi
tion to other bins, attached to the house,
run by water power, and are thus pre
all the wheat received. Can take in and
clean 10.000 bushels per day. Cleaned wheat
is worth much more in all foreign markets
than foul wheat, and none should be ship
ped without cleaning. Our charges will be
Ave cents a bushel on wheat, and four
cents on oats. We have
SIXTY THOUSAND SACKS
to furnish those storing wheat with us,
free to those whose wheat, we purchase,
and at the lowest cash price to those who
sell their wheat from our house to other
buyers. Persons storing with ns are at
liberty to sell to whom they please. Those
who reside on the west side of the river
will have ferriage free. Will be in the
market as buyers, and expect to be able to
pay the highest possible price. Having
prepared ourselves to do a large business,
we hope for our share of the "public pat
ronage. PARKER A MORRIS,
JulySln47-6 Albany, Oregon.
STOVES X STOVES!
From this date until further notice, I will
sell a 4
i CHOICE SELECnX OF
Stoves & Ranges
PUMPS, HOSE, &C.
W. H. McFARLAND.
Albany, Deo. 10, 1874-13
Bath House & Barber Shop
THE UNDERSIGNED would respectfully
thank the citizens of Albanv and vi
cinity for the liberal patronage bestowed
on mm lor ine past seven years, ana nopes
for the future a continuation of their fa
vors. Fortheaecommodationof transient
customers, and friends in the upper part
of town, be lias opened a neat little shop
next aoor to xayior & Montgomery -s sa
loon, where a good workman will always
be in attendance to wait upon natrons.
Deo. 1L 1874. JUti WlSBBlUi.
JC8T RECEIVED, A FULL INVOICE
of Bowers llver-Plad Ware,
Mllver- Kteel lery,-etc.. direct from
the Factory. We will sell Table Spoons at
3 per set, and Teaspoons at $1 go, and oth
er goods proporUonatow ;
ESTEY ORGANS SOLD AT THE St. E.
Parsonage. Albany, on the most favor
able terms. The estis Y okuaji nas oeen
pronounced the; best by the most compe
tent raugea. uuui uuj uuc
yon nave seen and beard these beautiful
lns'juuienw. .. . , .
i BLANK. DEEDS.
t latAtttlv IITAOntMt.
Call at the Ucgister OQce.
Fearful and Sudden Death.
Again it becomes our painful ( duty to
chronicle the sudden aud awtul death
of an old and respected citizen of Linn
county, Mr. William Mansfield, who
was found lying on the ground, a short
distance above the , railroad bridge
across the Willamette near Harrisburg,
on Sunday afternoon, January 3d.
We give the circumstances of the case
as we learn tlien. Some time ago,
Mf. Wm. Mansfield, the deceased,
purchased a piece of laud, just above
the' railroad bridge on the river, within
a short distance of the thriving village
of Harrisburg. and -as we understand,
had moved his family upon' it and
gone to 'woriir clearing ft of timber,
and getting it ready for the plow. On
Wednesday last Ills wife and family
started on a visit to a son-in-law's,
who lived several miles away, with
the intention of remaining several
days. On Thursday, justatter dinner,
Mr. Mansfield passed the bridge on
his way to his farm, where he was at
that time engaged in chopping cord
wood. About half past twelve o'clock
of Thursday, Mr. Paul Robinson, at
the bridge, heard a tree fall, and not
hearing thereafter the stroke of the
ax, he supposed Mansfield liad gone to
his son-in-laws, where Lis family were.
On Friday, Hiram Smith, on his way
to Junction City, enquired of Paul
Robinson, "Where's Undo Billy ?
and was told by Robinson that he sup
posed be had gone to bis son-in-law's,
as he had not heard the ring of his ax
nor seen anything of him since noon
of the day before. On Sunday after
noon a gentleman came from Harris
burg to the bridge, enquiring for Mans
field. To him Robinson repeated what
he had told Iliram Smith on Friday.
A coat worn by Mansfield was to be
seen hanging near where be had been
at work, but Robinson supposed he
had either gone off and forgotten it,
or as it was an old one, he didn't care
enough about it to take it with him.
After talking the matter over a mo
ment or two, Robinson proposed to
accompany the gentleman from Har
risburg to Mansfield's and see whether
he was at home or not. The two men
had not reached the point where the
coat was hanging when tbey suddenly
came upon the prostrate form ol Wm.
Mansfield, v.liom they found to be
dead. He bad chopped down quite a
1 irge tree'whiuh, in falling, had struck,
a smaller one, bending it almost to
the ground, then slipping off, when
the smaller tree resumed its upright
position with such force, that its top
was broken off aud hurled through the
air with tremendous power, striking
the deceased directly in the forehead,
knocking him down and crushing in
the skull, probably causing death in
stantly. Deceased lay as he fell, upon
his back, his left hand grasping the
b.ir.dle of his ax, while his right liand
was lull of moss, j probably secured in
a vain endeavor to ward off the blow
from the tree-top. He doubtless met
Ws death on Thursday, and had there
fore been dead three days before found.
Mr. Grimes J. ! summond a jury,
and an inquest was had Sunday even
ing. Deceased was a hard-working
man, and a good citizen. He was 55
years of age, and leaves a large family
to mourn his untimely fall.
The Lakeside Library Is a new
candidate for public favor, published
by Donnelley, Loyd & Co., Chicago,
111., the first number of which lies be
fore us. It is a large, well printed,
twenty-two page semi-monthly, simi
lar in size to Harper's Weekly, which is
furnished, post-paid, to subscribers at
$2 15 per annum. It has for its ob
ject the publication of all the choicest
American, English and Continental
works of fiction, travel, adventure,
&c, &o., at a uniform price of ten
cents per copy, or $2 15 per year to
regular subscribers. Every publica
tion issued is unabridged and unaltered,
and generally completed in one vol
ume, but a few of the larger works
will occupy two numbers. This plan
of securing the best works of the great
authors will certainly meet with a
cordial response from the reading pub
lic, as one year's subscription costing
but f2 15, affords, at the end of a
twelvemonth, twenty-four large works
that, in ordinary 'book form, would
cost from forty to fifty dollars. Send
your subscriptions to Donnelley, Loyd
&Co., Chicago, 111.
"Osester's" Ball New Year's
eve, was a big thing, and the Company
realized handsomely therefrom. The
attendance was about as large as at
any party held in the Opera House,
and so far as we could see, passed off
satisfactorily to everybody. - The- ball
was neatly and appropriately deco
rated, the music and calling up to the
mark, the managers polite and oblig
ing, and everything was gay ' and
pleasant. Commend us to the "Ones
ters" for pleasant and successful balls.
The net receipts were $125 25. There
were over one hundred couples in at
tendance. I.O.O.F. Following are the officers
of Lebanon Lodge, Installed last Sat
urday : S. n. Claughton, X. Q. ; C.
H. Ralston, V. G. ; Louis Bitter, S. ;
J. K. McDoqald, P. S. ; John Settle,
Improved Breeds or Cattle.
. The feeling is growing stronger
from year to year among the farmers
and stockralsers of Old Linn, that it
pays better, and it Is easier, to .culti
vate a small farm well, than a larger
dne Indifferently ; that it pays better
ana takes less care and gives more sat
isfaction to cultivate the better grades
CRttle' 1,orse9 c- even if the num
ber is small, than to turn out annually
a larger number of indifferent cattle
or horses from common stocj Some
ot our farmers have already com
menced discarding the common breeds
of cattle, having purchased some of
the improved breeds that have been
thoroughly tested in the East, and
have given the fullest satisfaction.
For the introduction of the choicest
breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, etc.,
the citizens of Oregon are largely in
debted to Mr. W. C. Myer, ot Jack
son county, who, we believe, is the
pioneer in the business of importing
and breeding fine 6tock in this State.
Recently, among others who have
purchased improved breeds of cattle
in this county, we notice the 'purchase
of a pair of Jerseys, bull and heifer,
by Mr. H. C. Powell . As a milker,
and for superior beef, the Jersey ranks
high ; probably, however, excelling
more particularly in the quantity and
quality ot the milk. In a recent com
munication from Mr. W. C. Myer, of
whom Mr. Powell obtained bis Jer
seys, he speaks as follows of the value
of the stock: "I have but two
of them (the Jerseys). They were
procured in California. In corres
ponding with the party that raised
my bull, I enquired of him if this breed
of cattle was meeting the expectations
ol the people, aud giving satisfaction.
Here is his answer : I selected my
stock in the East, from the best milk
ing dairies, and find, as I expected,
good milkers in general, while some
are very extra. For example : two
year olds giving sixteen quarts per
day. I bave been offered $250 and
$350 for spring heifers of promising
appearance, and could sell all my
heifer calves, at six months, for at
least $200 to $250 ; two year olds at
$250 and $350. This stock of cattle is
lu great demand in the cities, or by
gentlemen having small places, for
imily 'cows, giving ricb milk and
keeping it longer than other stock,
f have many enquiries for cows of this
breed, for the above parties. I was
offered $600 for a three year old at the
Sacramento Fair, but would not take
it, because she is an extra animal, and
her female progeny will be very val
uable, like herself. I like the breed
because they are docile, easily kept,
and are always easy of sale within
the limits of moderate people. The
Jersey is the poor man's cow as well
as the rich man's, because she costs
less to keep, aud her milk and butter
commands a higher price everywhere,
or is a greater luxury to the party
owning or using it, than any other.'
You see from the above the estimation
in which they are held where they are
known, and the prices which tliey
command. My prices are only about
one-half as high, and equally as good
stock." A gentleman who has been
experimenting with the different grades
or breeds ot cattle for some years, pro
nounces the Jersey far superior to
others as milkers and butter makers.
They are docile and kind, are hardy,
and are much easier kept than any
other. , From one Jersey cow two
pounds of butter was secured daily,
besides a large quantity of milk. This
is about eqnal to the product of three
common to good cows, while the
"keeping" of a Jersey costs no moie
titan that of an inferior grade. We
hope to see this feeling with regard to
the improvement of stock generally,
take a stronger hold on our people, as
it is certain to result beneficially to
Albany Post OffiCE. Through the
politeness of our Postmaster, P. H.
Raymond, we are furnished witu a
statement ot the business transacted
bv the Albany postofHce during the
twelvemonth ending Dec. 31st, lS74,in
the money-order line : Number of or-
ders.1,034. Amount received for same,
$16,753 25, . Amount of fees received
for issuing same, $103 85. Making
a grand total of $16,865 10. Number i
ot orders received; 204. Amount paid
out for same, $5,606 78. ; Which gives
a total business ot $22,471 83.
The Lecture On Friday night,
delivered by Calvin B. McDonald, of
Salem, was a gem, as we knew it
would be, and was enjoyed by those in
attendance. We are sorry to say that
the audience was small. Our people
do not relish lectures, it seems, and it
la next to impossible to get them to
come out, no matter what the subject
or who is to deliver It, provided there
!s an admission fee. Tbe receipts of
the lecture were small, and this first
attempt at a course of lectures in aid
of the Ladies' Benevolent Society, will
probably De ine lass.
Doct. Ayer's Laboratory, that has
done such wonders for the sick, now
issues a potent restorer foi the beauty
of mankind for the comeliness which
advancing age Is so prone to diminish
and destroy. His Vigor mounts lux
uriant locks on ine uaiu aim gray
mm imnnv US. and thus lavs us un
der obligations to him, tor tbe good
looks as well as liealth of the com
IXSTALLED. D. D. G. M., David
Thompson, installed the officers elect
of Albany Lodge No. 4, I.O.O.F., on
Wednesday night. As an installing
officer, brother Thompson excels,' and
under bis charge tbe beautiful and
impressive ceremonies were splendidly
rendered. The hall was crowded with
members of the order and their friends,
quite a number of visitors being in at
tendance from Jefferson, Corvallis,
Lebanon, and other points. After the
installation, Past Grand, J. F. Back-
ensto, was called for, came forward,
and delivered a short but most elo
quent speech, that was received with
tumultuous applause. Then came ad
journment when 'fun comiuenced, in
which old and young, grave and gay.
participated with a zest that added
color to the cheek and brilliancy to
the eye. "Cbase the Squirrel,
"Blind Man," and Various other new
ana unique games were indulged in
and hugely enjoyed. The fun grew
fast and furious, and it was not until
the clock had chimed the midnight
hour that the crowd ' thought of dis
persing. It was a pleasant occasion,
and we believe was thoroughly enjoyed
by all present.
A Mournful Story. As Dr.
Linsey Hill was returning to this city
from across the Calipooia, where be
had been to visita patient, on Wednes
day evening, right in the middle of the
road where tbe mud was almost un
fathomable, the bolt that fastens the
double-tree to the tongue broke, which
fact was communicated instantly, ap
parently, to the game little team the
Doctor drives, for, before he coud say
a. -.1 A. 1
-.scat, tney were on use a snot, leav
ing their owner sitting there in the
buggy alone, amid a dreary waste of
mud and water, and were soon out of
sight we mean the team. Our read
ers would probably like to know what
befel the Dr. afterwards, but it Is an
unsolved conundrum to us. Dwellers
in that part of the country report find
ing a hat, an old pipe and piece of a
paper colar floating : around on that
sea of mud, but all traces of the buggy
have disappeared, and we are left in
doubt as to tbe finale of this beautiful
A New Invention. It will be re
membered that Dr. E. O. Smith made
a trip to Washington ' City ' some
months ago, for the purpose of secur
ing patents for several new inventions
which lie had perfected. Among other
tilings, lie obtained a patent for taking
the bite in dental operations, and made
arrangements with a New York firm
for their manufacture. On Tuesday
he exhibited to us one of the instru
ments and explained its uses. Tbe
great trouble with toothless people
seems to be that they cannot shut their
jaws straight when under the bands of
the dentist; and from this tact tbe
dentist has serious trouble in irettinn- a
set of teeth to "fit" batnrally. ThIS
Instrument is intended to overcome
this trouble, as, when in its place, it
compels the jaws to come together
naturally. It is handsomely made,
and will doubtless meet with an im
Hope Grange P. of H., installed
the.followlng name officers last Satur
day, at their hall in this city : L. F.
Smith, Master ; Geo. F. Simpson,
Overseer; A. S. Looney, Lecturer;
J. A. McGee, Chaplain; . Baker,
Treasurer ; C. Davis, Sec ; Wm.
Wheeler, S. ; Monroe Powell, Asst.
S. ; John Needbam, Gate-keeper ;
Miss Mary Wheeler, Ceres ; Miss Cor
nelia Davis, Pomona ; Miss Lizzie
Baker, Flora. A splendid time was
had, the ceremony incident to installa
tion and the grand feast which fol
lowed, occupying , the entire day.
There were one hundred and twenty
five members of the order in attend
ance. Hope Grange is In a very pros
- v '
At Liberty Chapel. Our corres
pondent, .'A Canadian," writes us un
der date of Dec. 29th, 1874 : "We
had a Christmas tree at Liberty Chap
el, on Christmas eve, and everybody
and bis wife was there. There was
between two and three hundred people
present, and over fonr hundred pres
ents were taken from the tree. Tbe
address was delivered by Rev. S. T.
Miller. The singing was conducted
by C. L. Morris and lady, and it was
splendid. Lee's vocal organs were in
good condition, and he gave us the
benefit of them. All passed off
smoothly ; everybody was in a good
humor, and a general good time was
bad." ' : - :-'.jt . ;:-,- : v ;
Serenade. We acknowledge the
compliment of a serenade from the
Albany Brass Band at bur residence on
Friday evening last Being in attend
ance at the lecture , that evening, we
lost the pleasure we would have other
wise enjoyed listening to the exquis
ite music We tender our acknowl
edgments tor the honor intended, and
hope that another, occasion' may find
us at home. !
Musical Revtew. Sherman &
Hyde's Musical Review, published at
San Francisco, Cal., for December, is
an improvement on former Issues.
There are three beautiful pieces of
music, and the musical and miscella
neous department is unusually Inter
esting. Terms $1 50 per annum.
Address, Slier man A Hyde, San Fran
The IIome MANCFACTCBia Com
pany. A meeting of the stockholders
in this company was held in Salem on
Tuesday, the object of the meeting be
ing to remove the office of thecam
pacy to this city. This object was
not effected, we are sorry to say. It
seems that before a step of this kind
can be taken, stockholders must pay
tbe first assessment, and the subscrib
ers for stock in Polk and Marion have
not paid tills assessment, and, it is as
serted, do not intend - to. Motions to
move the office of the company to this
city, and to dissolve the company,
were voted down. A meeting was
called for the first of February next,
when more voting will be done. : From
what we can gather from those in at
tendance, Salemltes are determined to
have the Home Manufactory, located
there, fto matter what the means used.
We are sorry, for the true interests of
the valley counties, that the matter
lias taken this shape. It was under
stood from tbe first that the county
furnishing tbe largest number of sub
scribers for1 stock in tbe company,
should have the works. Under this
promise the citizens ot Linn county
subscribed freely, taking a majority of
all tbe stock. It the citizens of Linn
county, having a majority of all the
stock, vote to locate the works and
office of the company in Albany, all
the stockholders are in honor bound
to acquiesce in the vote, and come
promptly forward with their subscrip
tions. Less than this would show a
selfishness, an ntter disregard for (fie
rights ot. others for the rights of a
majority which the favored citizens
of Marion county should be the very
last ones to exhibit. .
Ordination Services At the IT. P.
Church on Tuesday night. Messrs.
R. M. Robertson and J. M. Marks
were ordained Ruling Elders of tbe
church in the usual manner. Sermon
by Rev. S. G. Irvine. Meetings In
the U. P. Church every evening dur
ing the week. Rev. John Patterson.
Fee, and others iu attendance. On
Sunday communion services. All are
LrxNCo. Ag. Association Held
an election for Directors in this city
yesterday, with the following result:
C. . P. Burkliart, J. Wheeler F.
Parton, J. A. Crawford, A. N. Arn
old, Jesse Parish aud Allen Parker.
Tbe Board meets to-uaoi row to elect
officers, j ' -- ' -
Contract Awakdkd. W. P. Gan
non has been awarded the contract for
carrying tbe mail from the post office
in tliis city to the depot of the Oregon
& California Railroad. ,
PABAQ RAM LETS.
, Business dull during the week.
: Thurston Hackleman is suffering
from an attack of . typhoid fever.
. Two cases of scarlet fever reported
In tbe city.
Our buyers are offering 62 cents
per bushel for wheat.
Aleck Purdom is now an attache of
the telegraph office of this city.
Geo. W. Young talks of a trip to
Local items have been desperately
thin during the week.
A heavy frost Tuesday night; ground
There remains 60,000 bushels of
wheat hi the Farmers' Warehouse In
We are informed the Granger is
hereafter to be published at the Dem
Ans. Lincoln' starts overland for
California soon, where he proposes to
The meeting of tbe S. S. Union on
Monday night at the Baptist Church,
was fairly attended.
Corvallis now comes to the front as
a railroad town, with two faro banks.
a rondo table and a brand new saloon.
" Market quotations show little varia
tion and less activity. Eggs 20c per
dozen; butter 25 30c per pound.
We have been visited with cold
weather during the week. Damp and
disagreeable, but not cold enough to
At last accounts Frank Richardson,
who :, had a "discussion" with his
teacher last week, near Lebanon, was
Visitors spent a delightful evening
at Lebanon, on the 2d lnst., the occa-
Kfnn of rhn installation of officers Of
the Odd Fellows Lodge there. Tbe
Lebanon boys always entertain their
friends well. ,-5
F. M. Bumbangh recently pur
chased a nice lot of broom corn from
a Mr. HUL ot Douglas county. Here
tofore our broom manufacturers have
had to buy tbeir material in Califor
nia. ;s... ... ' -'-'
Gold In paying quantities It is
thought can be obtained from diggings
on the North Santlam, and a company
will commence operations there in tbe
spring. A piece of gold weighing $9
was recently obtained from there. ,
In introducing Mr. McDonald to
the audience last Friday Ight, Mr.
Brown took occasion to pass neat and
well deserved compliments upon Mrs.
J. F. Sackensto, tne jrresiaent, and
Mrs. Walter Montelth, Treasurer, of
tbe Ladles.' Benevolent Society.
" From the Se of War.
" ED. Register : I send you a few
items from the seat of war Provi
Notices were posted that there would
be. a, school -meeting at Providence
School-house on Tuesday, Dec. 29th,
for the purpose of electing one Direc
tor, and lor a general settlement. On
the day appointed the unwashed and
the nnterrifled were on hand. After
the election was over, speeches were
declared in order. Tiro principal
speakers Were the Apostle Paul, Old
Ephralm and Mullet-head. Mullet
head was called on to say .something
for the good of the order. Ho re
sponded by saying that be was well
pleased with the : school-master ; that
all tlie school-masters they had hith
erto had, bad luarued his children that
the earth was roundand this 'nn was
teachin' it flat and; '"piiieblank,"
that was hts notion. He said, further-,
more, that Joshua told the sun to stop
while he lout a battle, and lie believed
Joshua knowed more nor men do
now. i "t
- Old Eph. was next called on. , By
this time be (Eph.) had got hot under
the collar. He arose, and with great
dignity remarked that he was not well
pleased with the school-master, and
then and there made grave, charges
against bis (the schoolmaster's) honesty
and trutbufulness. These charges
stirred np bis honor, the Chair, who
called Eph. to order, " informing him
that the law gve the School Directors
alone the power to declare .war!
Ephraim bad become so worked up
by excitement by this time that be
Incontlnentally set down! The next
man to give an exhibition of chin
muslo was a siiperannated teacher that
has a full supply of what a balloon Is
filled with. He longed for. the' good
old days of Benedict Arnold .and
Aron Burr. . He said he felt just like
Mullet-head about this matter of edu
cation. He once kept a school in this
district, and be always told his schol
ars that he thought the earth was flat,
though the books taught different. t
Tbe Apostle Paul was the next man,
to air his rhetoric and display his Im
mense oratorical jiowers. He, the
Apostle Paul, was opposed "to the
present schoolmaster on general prin
ciples. He could not and would not
compromise with - and - , " and
that himself and Old Eph. would
f-l-g-h-t to the bitter eend! He told
tbe audience to resist the devil and- he
would flee from -them; that he had
tried it on Buttertush, and he liad fled!
The effect of such terrific eloquence
on that audience my feeble pen shall
not try to delineate., There doesn't ,
seem to be a doubt in the minds of
any candid mac present that, bad it
not been for the presence of that faith
ful conservator ot the public weal-
that great preserver of law and ordfr
in the Forks Tinker Jim, who ap
peared just in the nick o'. time, as if
sent by an overruling Providence, a
terrible conflict would then and there
bave been waged, and water would
have flowed like blood. But Tinker
Jim was there, armed with the law,
and being a man of powerful muscle,
tbe war spirit was squelched, and the
A Frdznd to the Fores.
The Old Boys. May heaven
shower its choicest blessings on tbe
boys! We are not alluding now to the
romping, rollicky, rosy-cheeked ras
cals of twelve or fifteen years they
cannot help being,, feeling and acting
like boys, and deserve no special com
mendation for it. But our petition Is .
specially for those hearty, hale old
boys of iorty, fifty, or even seventy
years, whose broad shoulders bend un
der tbe burdens of life, but do not
break, and bave preserved through all
tbe long years a kind, sympathetic and
loving heart; whose , kindly eyes,, are
ready to catch tbe spark of merriment
from a droll story, or to fill with tears
at the tale of distress; who still cherish
tbe boyish love for all that Is woman
ly ; whose confidence In humanity re
mains strong and steadfast; who are
always on the look out for the bright
spots of sunshine on life's carpet, and
seat themselves where It falls brightest
and warmest. Tbey scarce ever grow
ricb, for, possessing warm and tender
hearts that open at tbe cry of want
and distress, and a boyish generosity
that is as opeu as melting charity,
tbey are careless ol to-morrow ; tbey
scarcely command the awe of admir
ing multitudes ; they, are seldom pos
sessed of sufficient business shrewdness
and tact to be entrusted with lucrative
and important office ; but the nimble
feet of childhood gladly and joyously
springs to meet them ; rfpe manhood
freely and trustingly extends to them
a wide-open hand ; tender and loving
woman greets them with a confiding
smile, and all along the journey of
life they receive great treasures of pure,
unselfish love. The Eternal God. who
from His great white throne looketh
Into and searcbeth tbe heart of men,
1 very tender ot these old boys.-
From Tucson. Arizona, under datei
of Jan. 2d, we have this: Last night
four Territorial prisoners Holmes
Hail aud Moore, the Deasrt Station
and Duffield murderers, sentenced to
imprisonment for life, and youngs
Uiva, senteuced to be hung made a
fine play on the jailor about 7 o'clock.
TtM v ln-.lt ei him In a cell, cot out of
jsii, went to a woodpile, severed their
fctiAcfclea witn an ax ino ten. ior pan
unknown. No clue has been cbtalncd
to their whereabouts. -