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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1876)
ALBANY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 24, 1876.
BUSINESS C AUDS-
I EPOSITS RECEIVED SUBJECT TO
J check at sight.
Interest allowed on time doposits in coin.
Kxchane on Portland, San Francisco,
mJ New York, for sale at lowest rates.
Colleciiona inad.and promptly remitted.
Iteters to H. V. Corbett, Henry Failing.
W. S. Laid. , ...
Hanking hour front A. Hi tJ. Hj
Albany, Feb. 1, lS71-22vS
A. CAitiilllEIlS & CO.,
I alers in-
ALS, OIL, PAIXTS, IYKS
ULASS, L.UIPS, ETC.,
Ail the popular
USE CUTLERY. CXRABS, TOBACCO,
and Toilet: Uoori.
Particular rare and promptness sriven
Physicians prescriptions and Familv Rec
A. CAROTIIEK3 & CO.
8i. jr. BoiaisTOX, m. it.,
GKAmrATK op the rsivEBsn r
Me.lieal College of Nev York, late
meiniierof Relievieu II spital Medical Col
lege, New York. Okkr e-Is A. Carotlier
A Co.'s drnif store, Alliuiiy, Oregon.
TSSE BAY TEAM STILL I.IVES,
X 1 13 FLOURISHING I.IKE AGREES
. bay tree. Thankful for past favors,
and wisbin'-t to merit the- continuance ol
the same, the RAY TEAM will always be
in.i'iv, and easily found, to do an v haulms
within iho-'city limits, for a reasonable
coni'ienstcMon. fe5J-"I el ivery of 4iool
j, "-pfoiulty. A.N. ARNOLD.
filess ! Toilets
THY SAY THIS DAMAGING ANl
f t roublesome complaint cannot be
cure i, when so many evidences of success
mi .flu lie T!ae l before yoa every day
cures of supposed hopeless cases? Your
physician informs you that thelongeryou
allow the coun'int to exist, you lessen
your chances for relief. , Experience tnu
txa&fu lh.:s-in aft cases.
A. Carviben Jfc Co.'a rile Pills wd
are all they are recommended to be. Will
cure Chronic, B indand Rleedimr Piles in
a very short t ime and are amvi ninl to use.
This preistm'.ioii is smt by mall or ex
press to any point within the United States
at 1 30 per paekase.
Address. A. CAROTHERS A CO.,
27v5 Box 3:i, Albany, Oregon.
'lhe Eugene firemen are making ar
rangements fur :i grand ball at Lane's
IXall on Christmas eve.
Groceries & Provisions.
HAS JUST OPENEI HIS NEW GROCF.R
establishment on corner of Ellsworth
and First streets, with a fresh stock ol
Imcerles, Provisions. Candies. Ciars, To-
tncco, tc, to wtnen ne invicea tue itien
tion of our citizens.
In connection with the store he will keep
a Bakery, an t will always have on hand a
full supply of fresh bread, crackers, Ac.
t3$ Call and see me.
ac hin e Shop,
A. V. CHERRY Proprietor,
Sfaonfactares Steam Engines,
Flour and Saw 3SHI TSuehln-
" " " And ,;--"''-..
. . . i - . . ......
And all kinas of - , ;
- IRON A.VD BmASS CAST! SH.
Particular attention paid to repairing all
kinds of machinery . 41v3
I-.. I. "koyal
HAS OPENED a Barber Shop on First street
one door west of Thompson A Irvins's har
ness shon, where he will be pleased to meet all
who wish work in his line. Thankful for past
patronage, ha hopes by close attention to busi
ness to merit acontinnanee of thosanie. Will
keep constantly on hand a full supply of
Perftitnrry ni If mr Oils,
the best assortment in town. Come and see
Albany, Or., February 25, 1878-33v8
S. C. STOXE, BI. !,,
Physician and Surgeon,
OFFK-K At tta PrilK Stors.
27 v 8
Catli House & Barber 81 )p.
TUB UNDERSIGNED WOULD ItT
fully thank the citizens of Alban at 1 vl
cinity for th liberal pat ronatro bestow J o
him for the past seven Tears, and hope i t r fh
fotuiiB a eonttnuation of their favors, B rtlH
5jinmodation of transient customer . n
t -tends in t he unper part of town, hot A. tacn
"1 neat little shon next door to Tay o Jrot
filoon, where a pond workman will al fb
n attendaneo to wait upon patrons.
Dcc J'-.-VTl, . JOE WUT'TSt
SAMUEL. E. YOUNG,
Wholesale ami Retail Dealer in
BOOTS & SHOE?,
REAPERS & MOWERS,
First street, Afhnay, Oregon.
Terms : - Cash.
St. Charles Hotel,
Corner WKSlilnsiou ftnl First Nts.,
A LB AN Y, OREG ON,
Matthews & Morrison, ,
House n-wv Pnulshc-d throuehont. Tlie
!est. xhc Hiiti'kt ailbi'Js alva"s vn i he tabic.
Free t'oacSs to RnU from the Ilonsi.
I. C. EIAJSIErt & CO.,
- Dealers in
n cs- oojDs.
C l,l5tiii. iiools and Mite, I5ts, trM-e-
ri -s I'linry tiootl!, fo;ioii, Miotra
uutl Histols, Axils, JIo;f, Slirrors,
' WaSipapsr, Wuud nud M'iHow
Wnrr, i ri;nii o:id ulis. s,
Pocliet '!iilery, Ac, Arc,
S M very low eh her for cash, or to prompt imy
tVl:i " jni? customers on tinie. v7
HAVTSO purulia-wd tl
Cobftr in the late til
o cnt ire interest of G.
m of G;af & Collar, in
the furniture business, t
to reinrn iiis thanks to t
uifes this opportunii j-
ne citizens ol AlDany
anl vicinity wiio have
lzd him in thu past
o irctierously paii'On
ani res5H-c:f'!tily ask a
(ron I iuiiMnce f the samo
. tissAil kinds of tnr
uiaiiutac! ured lonrfcr
niture kept on liundaiid
at lowest ntcs.
Albany, Nov. J-J.vSnS
5Iaisl5i5 arid Savlss KisiSdings.
IfE TIT E rNrERrtVEt I5EG LEAVE TO
W aimuu:t;:t to ilu? tiii!!'' of Ai?aTy and
sijrrou:v1i!v. f-onntry t Itut. htiviuir iuTvilk' 1 ttr
seiveswith the necessary machinery tor rais
in ? and removing bnil lins. we are ren .ly at all
tim? to receive (r;U'i-s for such work, which
Wf will do in short or !r at lowest ift'e1). We
svarantrc entire aatistac; ion in :i work under
taken OT us.
onli-r left at tlie T!raiTr.ii o.Tir prompily
at ten tad to. Apply to.
Vlbt., P..VTY,ALLEN ACO.
Or., April 2;i. 17.1. 2tv7
I II CI IS' IX-
Lively i Feed Stable
coityrn v--a.s::i?tgtc?: & nr-fiT sts.,
ASS. HARSH ALL, Proprietor.
CARRIAGES. EirGGIES. HACKS & SADDLE
hors'v to let on reasonable terms.
Hors bo:ir;lcu by The (lay or week.
1 will have some of the gayest rujs ever turn
ed out of a liverv s'itbie iti Albany.
tray Hlj iKiK'anJ curriuiics lurnished for fn
nerais. Give a call when von want to ride.
Albativ . March 30, 137u-2"v8
ISOSVTS. all sie- and descrip
tions, & general iiKS.F f3AIi-WAtiE-
a full and couiplcte ns-
Stoves, Tinware, Pinups, Hose.
Tin. Copnar. Zina ana Sheet Iron,
on hand for sale.
The Goldsmith Range,
THE BEST MADE.
The largest and mot complete assortment In
Keeps all kinds of
OILS & WHITE LEAD.
XI J e Finest & iurest Liquors
Always on band, to bo sold for medicinal uses.
5f Jrjlrfii(r done neatly, at short notice,
First stroet, Albany, Oregon. n27v8
CBIAS. KOi KCAKDES,
WATCHMAKER & JEWELER,
Corner First nnd Ferry Kts.t
Watches, Clocks, Silver and riatod
Ware, and Jewelry of ovevy description and of
the best manufactories, on hand tor sale at fair
Cleaning and repairing Timepieces a
tS Jewelry, etc., repaired and cleaned on
short notice at living rates.
teSGtve me a call, and see for yoor?elf.ff
Alarch 3, 167u-24r8
J. I. MCFAKLAND. WM. MORGAN,
mORdAX & ficFARLAND,
REAL ESTATE AGENCY M
'ext Poor to Wells, rariro & Co"s Express
OClce, Albany, Orejfoii. .
XXTZ ARE PREPARED TO FCRNISII EMI
Vt R-rantsand others jrood liargainaiu farms
and small homesteads in Linn and adjoining
counties. Farms in yaiue and size to suit pur
chasers. Also, city property, both improved and un
improved. Kentimr farms and city property, and collec
tions of all kinds, prpmptly attended to.
Our facilities lor advertising will enable us
to do more for our patrons than any other
Atreney in the State in our line.
We also pay ttpoclal attention to tho employ
ment and labor exchange department.
Albany, May L'tf.
CITIZENS ! !
COUNTRYMEN !! !
LEND US YOUR TRADE I
WE II WE JUST OPENED OUT A NEW
and fresh assortment of
Ac. in Dr. Tate's new brick, Pitflt street, where
we. would be pleased to serve you wish any
thlnjf in our line.
Our s:ock was selected in San Francisco, by
MR. .50I3N BAHSOn'S,
well known in this cily, and vett feel safe in
satisfaction toad who taror ua veti their pat
ronage. " - . - -
We will endeavor to keep on hantl a full sup
Fresh. V egetables,
in their season, at all times.
You are invited lo call and see us.
I' t I.:u & TATE.
Albany, Mav 5. 7G-33
C W. WI LCOX,
Horn oeopa tli ic Pliysician.
OFFICE with Dr. E. II Griffin. First street.
Albany, Oregon. Cri?Chioi!io diseases a
J. g. CALLAWAY, 3ff. E.,
AFTER A PRACTICE OF MEDICINE FOR
1 weiity-eitrbt yenrs. in tbesta-esof liliisois,
Indiana and Iowa. 1ms TX-rmanently located
in Albany. Ore-.ton. OFFK Iv At Dr. Pmm
rncr"s Dr'nir S:or. ItF.PIDEXCE Corner of
Montgomery and Liclnii sirecis, northeast of
raiu-oad depot. Cvon0
HAVING JUST RECEIVED A LARGE PIIIP
ment of ; he celebrated new si vie Combined
Drill and Ib oa.lcust
STATES3iA 63AIS DRILL,
direct from the factory, am now ofTerinjr extra
in-iucemen;s 10 the tanners f Oregon, vlost
of the best farmers in the State are now uxinjf
Savint? seed aii'l an increase 1 yield of grain
is the result of drilling.
Can be ust;tl equally well as a
Zr:U or ISrcaic:st Seeder.
The STATESMAN GRAIN DRILL hosbeeti!
grrcatiy ini:roved frr thi .M'jtr. '
Warenxuns at my F-laeksmilh Fliop, cornerof
bscondund Eiisworlh oitvets, Albany, Ore.on,
March 31. lS70-?3
Attorney t Law, ;
OfPcc m Froman's Block. Prompt attention
.ivcti to colffH't ions, conveyanwts and xnmi
n:it ion of titles. Probate business a speciaitv.
K. . Ul.Al'iiSll'ttN, ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
BROWNSVILLE. LINN CO., OGN.
V ATTKXTIOJI UIVLt TO ALL
1-1 v 9
3. C. POWELL. L FLIKX.
POWELL & FLiNN.
Attorneys A- Cikiih Horn t Law nud. o
licitoiN in t'lisiiart-r',
Albany, t.li eon. Collect inns nuidft and con
veyances promptly attended to. 1-s
Jf. LIXSEY II 1 3.5., HI F.,
OFI'ICE -At Bell A Parker's new drn store.
RESI PKN'CE-Second street, between rail
road and Montgomery. 8-11
O. 5 S. PLl'KMEIt, Tfl. .
OFFICE At dnir store of C. A. Plnmmer,
First sr., near Washington. HEMDF.VC11
Opt'osite the U. P. Cliuroil, AliJany, Oregon.
Nov 3, '7G-v9n5
I'icliircs and I'icliire t'rumc.
E. B. PLIRDOM
Would annonnce to the citizens of Allwny and
vicinit v.thrtt be Is prernuvil to furnish ajrkinds
of PlOTCRfc; FRA "i:S to order.at slmn notice
Piel ures frauietl. and old frames repnlrwl 'ni'
athisoHlce on First, street, one 'toor vst of
Broadalbin, and leave yiir orlt.ri
PS033IT Delivery, at Lirln?
ILWING boutiht out the dolivsry business ol
Mr. Lewis St imson, I beg leave to announce to
t tie citizens nnd business men of Albany, that
have on the street an express ami job'wajron
and will be happy to eerve all who may ifive
uie a call.
All order will bo promptly attended to at
Orders may be left at the Drug Slore of Bell A
XV. R. . GRAHAM,
. CLATJE OF MICH IG AN)
REEl'P always on hand Doeskins, Casstmeres
Vest insts, etc.. a larger and better stock
than ever before brought to this market.
Cuts and makes to order all st vlesof Clothlnir
for men and boys, at reasonable rates, jsuartm
Shop on First street, next, door to City Mar
ket, lately occupied by Dr. E. O. Smith. 9."v8
f Can't lie made bv evf rv asi:it
A A every monih In tho business we
WWW fnrnish, hut those w'llin to
work can easily earn a dozen dol
lars a day right in their own localities. Have
no room to explain here. Business pleasant
and honorable. Women, and bovs and (rirl do
as well as men. Wo will furnish vou a com
plete Out lit free. The business pavs'hetter than
anything else. We will hoar exnenae of start
ing joit. Particulars free. Wi-ite and S-e.
Farmers and mechanics, their smis and ilanKh
ters, and all classes hi need of avinir work at
home, should write to its about" the work at
once. Knwl4 Ihe time. Don't delay. Address
TBI E A Co., Agustn, Maine. n28v0.
Call Uia Register
it day at home. Aaents wanted. Outfit
A terms free, TRUE & CO., Augus1a,M,
OFriCIAL CITY t PAPER.
ALBANY, OREGON, NOV. 24, 187G.
Tote of Unit rotin'y. Sot. 7, 1876
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WUHoma I 5;
g g-aggSSagagstji: jgas Lane ) ?
h. ! - 'McDowell., j f
Dr. D. 51. Joiie. temporarily a resident
of &i!em, spent Monday in this city.
L. E. B!.iin". new clotltitig lias arrived,
and its way np.
We are in receipt ol slathers of new type
for our job office.
; A parsonnge is l;elng erected for the
I Spinning the top now occupies the entire
energies and spare time ot the average
Wild geese htive been very plentiful near
the city, and our shootists have been kill
ilig large ntiinlM rs of them.
From "talk" the whiter promises fo be
si inoft lively one in the way of parties.
If.-iiN, entei t-iititnents and sich.
Miss Allen and Mrs. Monroe, both of Sa
lem, have been In the city several days, vis
iting . ,
Miss Carrie Cornelius caitte up from her
home in Marion county. on Monday, on her
way to attetid College at Eugene City.
To Arrive fohu Prtrker will probably
arrive with his prisotter, A. L.' Mkiye, to
dav or to-morrow.
About Ten Minutes. Whenever a
elergymtin is in doubt what to preach
abotit. he should preach about ten minutes.
There arc about two hundred and twenty
scholars attending the district schools of
Those watt-hea and elegant chains at
("has. Bojirgsirdcs are just the articles tor
It you want to present your wife's cous
in with a useful as well as ornamental
Christmas token, go to Titus Bros, and
purchase a Singer.
Petitions have been circulated praying
the Governor to commute the sentence of
death passed npou Kay 2feil to imprison
ment for life.
When impurities in the blood are deter
mined to the ctii f;n-e in the form of blotches,
dry exfoliation, rashes. &c. the safest anil
most expedition remedy is Glenn's Sul
Think of it. If yon go out in the night
in your barefcet to bring in the. washing,
and yon step on a rusty nail, you are
doomed just as certain as certain can be.
If your wife loves yon she will go herself.
Gov. Grover has issued his proclamation,
calling upon the people of Oregnd to ob
serve Thursday, Xover.ilier 30th, 1878, asa
day of thaiiksgivingand praise to Almighty
God for the abundant blessings of the past
Tlie services at the M..E. Church last
Sunday evening were very Interesting. It
. -. . . -,-
was laymen s meeting, the services being
conducted by lay members. The meeting
was addressed at pome lentrth by Messrs,
F. M. Miller. Esq.. and W. G, Piper. Esq.
Both addresses were excellent and timely.
Personal Jas. Sterling, our old Oak
land Iriend. gave us a call on Saturday.
It had been several years since we had
spoke; mit. Jim. and he has widened
out and grown more Aldermanic in his
proportions. We were glad to learn of the
prosperity of our old friend, and wish him
coiiciuued success. ' - ... ; : ; '
, Firemen's Ilop.-Linn Engine Com
pany having decided on having a dance on
the evening of December 7th. Messrs, G.
F. Simpson, Mart. Angel). J. K. Weather
ford. C. C. Cherry and Mae. S. Monteith
were appointed a committee- to -make
the necessary arrangements and they're
just the boys to do it.
Thanks. We were prostrated by a
severe attack ot sickness last week. Inca
pacitating us from attending to business.
Mr. Wm. Mokgan, of Morgan & McFar
land, an old typo, came In and took charge
of bur office, nnd to him our readers re
Indebted for lat week' issue ot the
llEGicTF-Ri As it was an unusually Inter,
esting Issue, we want our readers to knojv
towhom to give the proper credit. We here
by offer our best thanks to Mb. Morgan.
j - - S '. s 1 si 5
STRENGTH FOB TO-DAY.
BY MRS. M. A. KIDDER.
Strength tor to-day is all that we need,
As there will never be a to-morrow ;
For to-morrow will prove another to.Uay,
With its measure of joy and sorrow.
Then why forecast the trials of lite
With audi grave and sad persistence,
And watch and wait for a crowd of ills "
That as 3ret have no existence?
Strength for to-lay what a precious boon
For the earnest Minis who labor.
For ihe willing hands that minister
To the needy triend or neighbor.
Strength tor to-day that the weary heart
pin the battle lor right may quail not ;
And the eyes be dimmed with bitter tears,
In their search ivr light may fail not.
Strength for to-day, on the downhill track,
For the travelers near the valley
That up, lor up on the other side.
Ere long they may safely rally.
Strength for to-day-that our precious youth
May happily shun temptation.
And build from the rise to the set of the sun
On h strong and sure foundation.
Strength for to-day iu hotise and home
To practice forbearance sweetly
To scatter kind words and loving deeds.
Still trusting in Gd completely.
Strength for to-day 5s all that we need,
As there never will be n to-morrow.
For to-morrow will be but another to-day.
Wiih its measure of joy and sorrow.
FOETUXB IS A FICKLE JADE.
What strange freaks fortune plays. A
man is apparently at the very top-ronnd ot
success to-day, while the future seems full
of smiles for him ; but the morrow comeg,
and the merest accident has changed the
whole asjM.-ct of what so recently bid tairto
continue an overflowing tide of prosperity!
But we didn't intend to moralize when we
set down to pen this article, but rntrfJy to
write down an instance of one man's
luck." On Saturday a gentleman came
into our office nnd exhibited a splendid
gold watch and chain which he had just
received, and which he said cost him one
dollar. As the articles were apparently
worth over f 200. we wore surprised at the
remark, and "inquired how it happened.
He informed us that about ten years ago
he invested one dollar in a lottery or gift
enterprise, and with others, alter the draw
ing, was informed that he had been unsuc
cessful that his ticket or number drew a
blank." It seems that thortly after tlie
drawing, owing io the l ict that laws were
passed inimical to g tmbling enterprises ot
this kind, the affairs of the companies were
wound up. Two of llicm, in one of which
our friend had invested his dollar, had been
consolidated, and wi.en their atKtirs had
been wound up, it was found that there
was a surplus on hand of $47,000 the ac
cumulation of prizes that had never been
called fur during the existence of the com
panies A dispute h.osc as to who owned
this surplus money.'and it was taken to the
courts lor decision. The courts decided
that the money belonged to tlie ticket
holder, and it was ordered that those per
sons who had purchased tickets but . had
failed to receive any return, should now
come in and share the money so left in the
hands of the companies. In pursuance
of this order, the money was so expended
as that at the drawing each ticket-holder
should draw a prize, great or small. A
few weeks ago our friend received infor
mation that he had been one of the lucky
ones, his number having drawn a gold
watch valued at 200.- and asking how it
should be sent.. And this is how our
friend happened to obtain a $200 gold
watch for the small Sum of fl expended
ten years ago.
The City Election Is almost upon
ns, and little knots of men on the corners
can be seen serenely canvassing the situa
tion. There seems to be no lack of can
didates to fill the paying offices, while
there are several who will except situations
as Councilmen, if said situations are forced
upon them. The city has prospered well
under the watchful care of the present City
Dads, owing, doubtless, to the fact, that
the Mayor and four of the six Ctmucilmcn
were honest, capable, squaretoed Republi
cans. We don't wish to be understood as
casting anj slurs upon the two Democratic
Councilmen; not a bit of if. They are
two of the best men in the party ; but
then, fteing in such good company, they
couldn't well go astray, and they don't
deserve any special commendation tor
what they couldn't help 1 Seei ng that the
affairs of the city have prospered so well
in Republican hands, would it :-t be the
port of wise economy and good business
sense to continue the city government in
ihe same hands in the hands of the Re
publican party? We believe it would ;
nnd we are Inclined to the opinion that all
the Republican City Convention has to do
Is to place In nomination good, sound, ca
pable, honest men, the peers of those nt
present in office, to secure the election of
the entire ticket. A change nt the present
time might prove disastrous ; it is a good
maxim to "let well enough alone," and
our people generally, we believe, are of
this way ot thinking. Let us nominate a
good ticket, and there'll be no trouble in
securing Its election.
Pond's Extract. It is a fact that, once
introduced into the house, if holds an un
divided place. It Is an unfailing remedy
in all cases where a lotion or a liniment la
needed ; and as a Pain Destroyer it U with
out a rival. AH druggists sell lu
Dedication. Lebanon Lodge No. 47,
I.O.O.F., dedicate their splendid new hall
on Friday night of next week. Invitations
have been sent out to the various Lodges
in the district, and there will doubtless be
an immense gathering of three-linkers on
the occasion. And from what we know of
the liberality oi our brothers at Lebanon,
we can promise the best of treatment and
a way tip time to all who attend. We sup
pose there will be a f till delegation of grand
ofiictr3 at the blow out. We think Albany
Lodge, with its seventy or eighty mem
bers, will send a healthy delegation, and
we think wo can safely promise that each
will do his dooty when grub time comes.
The New Steamboat. Capt. Cochran's
new steamboat, built for the Willamette
trade, launched a few days 'ago and ' chris
tened the S. T. JOhvrch U now lying at
Flander's wharf, Portland, where she will
receive her machinery, etc. The OregonU
flw gives her dimensions as follows:
Length oer all, about 170 feet ; beam," 35
feet ; hold, 5 teet ; carrying capacity some
300 ton-, and whi-n 'o tde I, on n evn I, eel.
will draw but three feet. The cylinders
are 1 "inch bore and 6 feet stroke. The boat
is expected to be completed ready for her
trial trip in about one month.
Moke Fun ahead. The ladies of the
Congregational Church propose giving a
grand fair, festival and sociable at the
Opera House on the evening ot December
13th Friday evening. The Congrega
tional ladies are just nearly lightning on
affairs of this kind, and we predict the com
ing will be one of the best ever witnessed
hi the Opera House. Success to the Xair.
Ot'K XHW YORK LETTER.
New York, October 2S, 1S73.
Politics Peter Cooper The Watfr
Supply Kents After the Centen
nial life Insurance Business,"'
are falling with every week. AVLat
was 250 a month in September is 175
now, and tho agents of property-holders
make no secret of advising tenants to
wait for lower price?. The threatened
change has come in the rates of board,
which are tlie last to feel the revolution.
The expensive suits on the first floor
front in rosewood and isatin, which were
the pride of board ing-honse keepers,
now 81 and untenanted; for, as the ex
perienced in the business say, everybody
is looking fur second-rate rooms. The
..money which once paid for plain, spare
ly furnished rooms on an upper story,
in a third-rate house Is now the asking
price for really luxurious apartments,
unexceptionable in position and taste.
The old honors ot carpets dark and
lurid as tho horrors of the pit, or showy
as the flowers of sin, and furniture that
looked as if it had been seized for debt
gradually disappears from city board
ing houses, in place of which are charm
ing mottled and tufted carpets, wall
papers with diapered border and em
broidered furniture dear to artist's eyes.
Tho crowd and rush of the closing Cen
tennial saves more than one, hotel and
boarding-house keeper from loss this
season. All good Philadelphians will
be able to refurnish their houses with
the money from Centennial pilgrims, .
and the overflow - reaches New York,
We are. crowded out of our elevators in
public buildings, out of our picture
galleries by hordes ot strangers, and
made spectacles in our own dominions
to the pilgrims in brown linen with
satchels, who, grown bold at the big
show, are able to stare creation out ot
countenance. At Earle's hotel, a pop
ular but not a high-priced hotel nor yet
a cheap one, cots have to be put up in
tho billiard room to give people a
chance to sleep.
AFTER THE CENTENNIAL.
Probably hundreds of women all over
the country will die from the effects of
their trip to the Centennial. In the
first place, a woman will work herself
to the last of her strength for three
weeks before to make new dresses and
to leave her house in order, so as to go
to Philadelphia. Once there, she walks
miles, from building to building and
through the galleries, -lands on her feet
from morning to night, gets a - hasty.
ill-served dinner o lunch, or goes with
out, and stays her appetite with pop
corn or candy, gets healed in suffocating
crowds, and chilled in damp, fireless
halls, lives in hurry, crowds and excite
ment, till the tension of nerve absolutely
upsets the ability of the brain to hold
impressions. ihe goes homo never so
thankful to reach it in her life, is snap
pish, worn out and hysterical for a
week, and while plunging into the fall
sewing or mince pie making, while yet j
unstrung with over-exciteroent, and a I
pneumonia or typhoid has a Rood j
chance to carry her off if it seizes her. ,
These great exhibitions ore like the tri
umphal staircases, ot which after they
are built the steps prove too high for
human beings to ascend. The crowds
who saunter through Centennial Halls
with dazed vacant air, show how the
thing falls on common minds, with its
New York was never so exercised,
politically, as at tins time. With the
Democracy it is a struggle for life;, with
the Republicans it is a struggle for the
life of the nation. The Democracy have
been OiU ot the custom houses and poet,
offices 'so long that they are desperately
hungry, and this is their last chance.
They have the city to plunder now, but
the field is too small. Tammany can.
not feed all its adherents out ct the
spoils ot one city, even though it is a
New York, and it -wants the nation,
The thousands ot .Democratic-place
hunters, tho thousands t professioji&l "
politicians, who.Jiavo their left haids
in father Knickerbocker's pocket, are
keen to slip tho right into Uncle Sam.
uel's, consequently they are making
such a tight as was never seen. Torch,
light processions occur nightly, the gin
mills are all chartered, the thieves have
all been instructed and -famished with
the inanitions of political war, and the
old time rascality is in full play.' -2,000
pauperp in Brooklyn, wlio have no more
right to a ballot than the Sioux Indians
were carted out and registered, and ev-,
ery man ol them will be voted. The
repeaters have registered to a degree
unheard ot before, and every scoundrelly
appliance that Tammany in its worst
days ued, is being used again under
the jiersonal diiectior of Ti!danyIIe
knows all about how to do it, fort be
has carried New York before by (the
same means. I be'ieve New York wiil
vote for Hayes it it does riot it may
be set down to the grossest frauds that
were oyer perpetrated The reports
from the counties outside are splendid,
and the moment no gets away from
this thieve's paradise, the skie9 aro
pltei: cooper '-
the greenback candidate, is an influen.
tial, excellent old man of eighty, who
made -evt-ral millions of dollars by
making a superior article of glue aJ
isinglass. Naturally benevolent, and
naturally vain, he built Cooper Insti
tute, a school for instruction in mafiy
things, and a frea library, and gave i
to the city. It was a noble benefaction,
and has done a woild of good to those .
for whom it was designed. He reajly
has a notion that he will be elected,
and doesn't know that he is being nsed
by the democracy to divert votes frokrt
Hayes, The old man means well, hut
his candidacy is as much of an absurdity
as though it were Daniel Pratt or the
immortal J. N. It is eunous what
maggots got into the heads of really
good men. i
THE WATER SUPPLT
is one of the present troubles in New
York. The unprecedented drouth ot
last summer dried up many of tho
sources of supply, and croton lake ia
lower than it has been for many years,
There are no wells to draw from, the
water abotit the city is salt, and tho"
rain that has fallen thus far in the au
tumn tras all taken up by the ground,
and did not perceptibly raise the
streams. Consequently, the pressure is
not enough to get water above the first
floors in many parts ot the city, and a
part ol the day there is cone at all.
For a cily of a million of people to be
short of water is no joke, and the ques
tion of a new source of supply is being
The failure of the Continental Life
Insurance Company, of this city, and
the rumors that are pervailing as to
half a dozen others, has created an un.
easy feeling in the minds of policy hold,
ers. The fact is, the insurance business,
has been run as has all other kinJs
too extravagantly. Too heavy salaries,
have been paid to officers and agents,
too costly buildings have been erected,
and there lias been too much specula,
tion iu it generally. It was all well
enough as long as people bad plenty ot
money and could take out as many poK
icies as they desired, for a heavy stream
of money flowed ip a little faster than
it flowed out. But now that the hard
times stops this flow, there will be a
smash, and I think it has commenced,
There are good sound life insurance,
companies, and life insurance is a good
thing, but for a time at least people
will enniiira more carefiiHy to the
companies into which they put their
money. . It is singular that men will
place money, intended for the support
of their families after they are dead,
without knowing anything of the char,
acter of those into whoso hands it goos4
Look up your policies and see whether
you are in good companies or not, Tlie ...
Continental was considered sound few
weeks ago, and now whether it can re.
sume business or not is a question. The
trouble with many of the companies, as
well as the banks in the city is, they
loaned their surplus on real estate, at
the valuation ot three years ago; now
that it w 11 not sell for a fourth of thosa
nrices. they are in a box. HaU of them
found their capital completely wiped
out by this depreciation. A mortgage
on real estate 10 New x ork is
uncertain property just now. t
continues to improve, and it looks as
though the fall trade would foot up into
something tolerably decent. The mer.
chants from the interior are buying lib
erally, and collections are excellent. If
people could only get over their foolish
scare, and go about their business as
usual, the country wom4 be Its prGrper
ous as ever it was, - PiLirtr-,