J OFrlCIAL CITY PAPER. ALBANY, OREGON', APRIL 13, 1S77. SaooL Meetix't. The annual district school meeting tor district No. 5 (the dis trict embracing Albany) was held at the Central school house on Monday night last. There was not a large attendance in fact the attendance was very small considering the Importance of the occasion. The School Clerk, Mr. J. J. Whitney, elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death ot Mr. A. X. Arnold, made his report. From it we learn tliat tlie district is indebted in the sumof$76( 07. To meet this indebtedness there is $30 40 cash in the treasury, with notes and .outstanding biil3 tor tuition amounting to $1,672 45. Of this latter It istjihght that at the very outide not Sore than $G0O will ever he realized. From the shape in which Mr. Whitney found the books of the deceased Clerk It was impossible to get at the exact situation ot affairs. It is certain that the money be longing to the district was handled very carelessly during a portion of last year. While it is believed by some that Mr. Arn old's accounts will not hold out by from $500 to $1,000 or even more, there seems to be no positive evidence that such is the case. The books and papers of the school district were in a terrible muddle, and so far, with the known business ability of the .Directors, -ierK, anu me t-everai aiiuuui- niitrlmliaw tieen called in to examine and aid in unraveling them, they still re main a sealed mystery. With the $4,000 tax levy of last year collected, and the usu al school bills properly collected, the .Dis trict ought to have money m the treasury, tlie outgoing Clerk was referred to the Di rectors and new Clerk for examination, to be reported upon at a luture meeting. If the facts in relation to the tax of last year (amounting, we believe, to 4.190), can ever be got at that is, if any clue can be ob tained as to who paid the taxes and how much was "collected, and who paid school hills, it may be tound that all tl;e tax ($4,000) was not collected by the deceased Cifcrk. and that, therefore, the District is no out so much a now appears. The Di rectors have taken hold of the matter in earnest, and will sift the whole matter to the bottom. In the meantime the Direc tors have employed five teachers, three males and two females, at a monthly salary of $350, for a term of three months. Bulldozed 'em, There are thousands of wild geese on the prairies, and they do more or less damage, in pulling up and get ting away with the early crops. It is re lated of tne early times in this valley that, in he Spring months, the prairies were literally covered with water fowl. Count less millions of goee, brants, ducks, etc., covered the country in every direction, and it was almost Impossible for the early pio neers'to raise any" crops on account of their prevalence and destmetivenes. But what we intended to say was this: A young farmer, stilt in his teens, living a few miles trom this city, had tried in vain to get close enough to the geese in the fields on his father's farm to shoot them they were en tireito wary for him, and would fly be fore be could get within good shooting dis tance. As a last resort he repaired to the i bam and taking a dry bull's hide hanging there, wrapped himself up mit as well a he could, concealing as nieeh ot his person - as possible, and proceeded to the fields where the geese were wont to congregate i -t feed. Arriving at the field he proceeded to "bulldoze" ihose geese by getting down on his hands and knees and personating an he bovine ; and those geese didn't Ciscover the fraud until he had got right in among 'em and let fly with both barrels, slaughter- . I ng them right and left. And now when ever he wants a goose he dons the bull's hide and hies to the fields. "Honor Biugiit." In the Register for March 30tli, we wrote : "Quite a number of farmers and others who stored wheat with Parker & Morris last fall and had not sold It, came into the city on Wednesday to see and consult over Parker's failure." Mr. Morris, of Parker & Morris, informs as that there was not a pound of wheat taken away from the warehouse that had not been pre viously purchased. The wheat that; had not been purcliased still remains it? the warehouse. We make this correction be cause it oossible that our first statement v,,. ii many Into the Deiiet tn rarfcer & Morn bad 5?U wheat that did not belong to them, hut stored in the warehouse. The failure of tiiC fi-m wa3 caused by their lo3 on wiieafc tlie firm have lost more - or less money for three years, until the liabilities amount to about f 10,000 at the present time. " " Clean Up. By order of the Ctty Coun cil, made at its regular meeting on Tues Jaj night, property-holders are required to Aean up their alleys and back yards by tlie Jath of May next ; if not dona by that titne $h Marshal U instructed to have the work done at the expense of the property adja cent. Owners of real, estate in this city should attend to this matter, riot only be cause it is ordered done by the Couicil, but because tlie health of the city demands it. Some of the alleys and back yards in the ' city are in a fearful condition, -arid if left aa they are at presentduring the coming Siitn- incr, will breed -death in every direction. Clean up and save tlie health not only of jour own families, but tlie health ot the entire section in which you live. 2f ice Beef. On Tuesday Mr. J. L. liar ris butcliered one of tlie nicest beeves we have had in market for many a day.; It was a six year old steer which bad been stall fed for four months, and when butchered it weighed abotit nine hundred pounds. : It was a nice one, and no mistake. The ani mal was raised by Mr. Moore,, ovw hi the Forks of the Smtianj. correspoxdexce. I Home, April 7th, 1877. Mr. Editor : Up to the present, 1 o'clock Saturday, we have put in a faithful week at the plow, and the present welcome shower gives opportunity to scribble tliese items, j We liave so perfected the drainage here as to plow the wettest land on ouc place, the past week, and it was in good order. Considerable sowing has already been done about here. The fail plowing is nut in good order, by first ruuning over it, the way it was plowed, with a Moline Culti vator, which runs 5 to 6 inches deep, then cross it with the pulverizing harrow, better known as the McDonald Cultivator, which works like a charm. Then we have con cluded that to make the outfit of machinery complete we should have the combined har row and clod masher of Kuhn & Miller, to follow the pulverizer, and our fields would look like they had received proper cultivation. And we feel certain that this kind of farming will reward all who give it a trial. Everybody in this vicinity is becoming interested in the Ditch transportation, and we think it is bound to succeed. We find Mr. John Crawford manifests quite a gen erous disposition respecting it, should the property remain in his hands. Yotn-s, J. M. MARKS. Xice Storekoom. The new brick on the corner ot Ferry and Second streets owned by Mr. Sam'l. Miller, is completed and ready for occupancy. It is a two-story, 25x55 feet. The lront room up stairs will b? occupied by Humphrey fc Howett,. as a law olliee; the two rooms in the rear will be occupied by the Young People's Chris tian Association. The first floor, a room twenty-five wide by fifty-five feet deep, 14 feet ceiling, with a fine glass front, is not rented as yet. It is one of the finest store rooms in the city, and shouldn't go long without a renter. FINANCE MID COMMERCE Gold in New Yoik, 103. ; Legal tenders, 953'!c. Silver coin, 05E03. Wheat, 1 ? bns'iel. Oats, 37i'o biMiel. BtiU'r, 5 (S 30c ? pound. Eggs, 14c dozen. Chickens, $2 50S.S3 00 f dozen, l'eef on foot, le ; pork, do., 7c net. " Bacon Sides, 13c: hams, 15c; shoulders. Sc. Dried apples, 0c; plums, lie. . Liverpool wheat market. April 5 : Av erage, lis 3dtSlls. Sd; cUiblls 7d'Sll4 lOtl. SiieciaJ Xoiiees. Mimical. Miss Nettie Piper, teacher ol Vocal and Instrumental music, has recent ly located in Albany, and'prepared to give lessons in the above named branches. Has had several years experience in teaching, and can give tlie bet of references. 4 The Richmond Range is a great wood saver, and as it throws out less boat than any other good range or stove, it is way up for Summer use. Major White Is located one door west of Fox Bro.'s, First street, Albany, where he is prepared to do all work in his line, such as repairing watches, clocks, and jew elry. A!o, engraves-door-plates, silver ware, &c. Five him a call. Encouragement for Hie Feeble. - Dcbilitjs whether it be inherent, or caused by overtaxed strength, or protracted illness, has a most depressing influence up on the mind, breeding an abject melancholy nearly akin to despair, ntxl enforcing the abandonment of cherished projects and high hopes. Happily, the enfeebled sys tem, even in extreme cases, is susceptible of Invigoratlori. it. is proved by incontro vertible evidence that Ilnstetter's Stomach Bitters is an unfailing sf rengthener.of the weak, and that in addition to vitalizing the physical organization, it establishes regu larity among those organs upon whose ef ficient discharge of the duties imposed on them by nature, continued vigorand health depend. Thousands of instances might be cited to show the regenerating influence of this Iiealth-giving agent in cases of debility, liver disease, dyspepsia, nervous ailments, constipation, intermittent fever, urinary and uterine troubles, gout and rheumatism, and other maladies. april TO rommViK. - -The advert iser.hav ing l;en jernianent!y cured of that dread dis ease, Consun ption, by a simple remedy, is anx ious to make known to his fellow siirterers the means of cure. To all who desire it. ho will send copy of the prescription nsed (free of charge), with the directions for preparing and using the same, which they will find a sure cure for Consnmpl ion. Asthma. I5ronchitis,&e. Parties wishing the prescription will please ad dress Kev. K. A. WJL.soiv.liHPennSt., Williams burg, X. Y. : Uv9 ton43v-9 PISX M.EH. I will mall (free) the recipe for preparing a simple Vegetable Balm that will re move Tan, Freckles, Pimpled and Blotches, leiLvinsr t he skin soft, clear and beautiful : also instructions for producing a luxuriant growth ot hair on a bald-head orsmooth face. Address Ben. Vnndelf & Co., box 5121, No. 5 Wooster-St., Kew York. ton43v9 . Krroraof To"Ki. A gentleman who suf fered for yeara from Nervons Debility, Prenm- n Uecav. and all theetfects of youf hl'til indis irtn ""in, forthesakeof sufferinshumanitv, who need it. the recipe and di Sf. .ilv.?.'i,!nJ''e simple remedy by which reet.ion for making . tt'isliinu- to m-ont itt he was cured. SufTereil tt klieJo so bv nZ the advertisers experience f"". ? t?h,SZ dressing in perfect confidence, .H,V it Cedar St., Sew York. nwva . Remember Tliis, If ow is the tiineof?ear for Pneumonia, Lang Fever, Coughs. Colds, end fatal results of pre. disposition to Consumption and other Throat and Lung Diseases. BoscheE's ekman SvBtrp has been nsed in tins neighborhood foe the past two or three years without a single failure to cure. If voa have, not used this med icine yonrself, go to your Urnggi3t- in this city and ask him of its wonderful success among his eustomera. Three doses will relieve the worst ease. If von have no faith in any medi cine, lust buy "a Sample llottlo of Uoscuee's OEfcXASSYKiP forlOcents and try it. Regu lar size lottle 75 cents. Uon't neglect a cough to save 7ggent. 0 nlem3 - y.: ' ; ' A CARD. To all whoareanfferiog from th crron and indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness, early decay, loss of manhood. &c, I will send arecipe that will cure you, FBEB CF C'H AKGE. This ereM remedy was discovered by a missionary in South America. Send a self-ftddrcssed enve lope to tlie Kkv. Joseph T. Ismajj, Station X, B&le Ivwie, Neve York. n8vi. The People Want Irof. Thcro is no medicine prcscrlled by physi cians, or sold by Druggists, that; carries such ev4deacjBOf its success and superior virtue as Bomchee's GEKUA.N SYBCP for severe Coughs, i-.i.i...m1aHih tlm lirest. CotisumDtion. or flr,Tdisase of the Throat or Lungs. A proof -.,,. t u f hot nnv nerson afflicted, can got a Sample Bottle for lu cents and try Its superior etrects before buying the regular size at 75 cents. It has lately been introduced in this country from ixtrmany, anu uuutui riim, ft re nxtoninhius evrrvono that use It. Three doses will relieve any case. Try it sold by ail drmrgists. . - nl8ir3 Groceries and Provisions ! ALWAYS TO BE FOUXD AT WILLIAM VAN "FACTOR'S,: First Door U'ert of S. K. l ouug'n, First Street, Albany, Ogn. STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS; MAMMOTH . WAliimO USE, At foot of Ljon Street, opposite liepot on O. & '. Railroad, -o- 'tVill t;re Ciratn and Oeutral Albany. Oregon, Jan., 1877-13 V9 W. II. lie FA RLA IvD, -OEA1ER3 I pi j PUMPS AND HOSE -MA N UFACTURESr Tin, OoiDiDer ana AUENT l OK THE mm ALBANY, ext uxr to CUe llanii. s , l 1 1 i s tr Z4 am A. .: F. SMITH CO., AGENTS IM FSSOXT STREET, f - r fl t "J "J t T j 4 JT a ? it f , 1 T-. k -rr '-r, T lu WEBER -PIANO,-:; Following is a copy of a Western Union telegram received by Sherman & Hyde, San Francisco : J J ;,. , , - , , Yor.K. September 29, 1876. 0KKCPPJLC', J yeworU'havQ received DIPLOMA of HONOR and M EDAL of AWARD lor the OELEBRAT'D STANDARD ORGAN D. . PREMTICS, ACEiMT, - - 23 Firat Street, Portland. Oregon. Call a7id tee hitn. m To tle Working Clnsw. Wo are now prenared to furnish all classes with constant employment at home, the whole of the time, or for their spare moments. P,usineHS new, light and profitable. Personsof cither sesc easi ly earn from 50 cents to 5 per evening, and a proportional sum by devoting the it-whole time to the business. Boys and girls t-am nearly as much as men. That-ali who see this notiee may send their address, and test the business we make this unparalleled offer: To such as are not well satisfied we will send one dollar to pay for the trouble of writing. Full iiarticulars, samples worth several dollars to commence work on, and a copy of Home and Fireside, one of the largest and best Illustrated Publications, an seni ireo oy mui. Keaaer, 11 you wont per- rnanont. uro able work, address. Okoroe Srir.so- ACo. Portland. Maine. njfjv9.i 3IcreliaiiJic at IN- Ihestircm Ware ! CELEBRATED oiu:gozst decTijnl FOR THE IOKTB.A. S2, OSSK0!V. rTi-iiiiiiplaant. -o- rMrrlnt. PrsvlaloiM. TobaecO, illlowM arv, I tr riM-kcry. onil boot anu Office of Ringer MAKrrAcfiio Co., FIRfcT AM) 1AMH1L1 hTS., Poutuam), ob., January ?3, 1877. Special ISTotico. FOR TITE I J! FOB M ATIOX AND BENEFIT of our custouiors, and to all persons desir ing to pnrchasa our celebrated sewng ma chines, we resiwctfAilly notify them tliat the Messrs. TITCS BEOS, are our agents for Aa riy and Linn county, and that they, ar C. E. WOLVERTOS, Esq., are fully authorized to xne singer Manofaoturtnir company, M. W. PARSONS, Mansser Oregon and W. T. nisv9m; . . Centaur nimens. Letter from a Postmaster.' .... "Antioch, Ili.., Dec. I, isH. "Messrs. J. B. Rose & Co.: "My wife has. for a long time, been a terrible sniterer from Rheumatism. She has tried many physielansand many remedies. The only thing wbieli has given hex- relit;f is Centaur Einiment I nm reiolf-efl to sav this lins cured Ikt. I am doing what I can to extend its wile. w. n. RIXG. This is a sample or many thousand testimoni als received, of -wonderful cures eft'ected by the Centaur Liniment. The ingredients Of th'is ar ticle are published around each bottle. It con tains Witeh Hazel, Mentha, Arnica, Rock Oil, Carbolic, and ingredients bitherto little known It is an indisputable fbet that the Centaur Lini ment is ierforming more cures of dwellings, St iSF Joints, Knjpt ions. Rheumatism, Neuralgia Sciatica, Caked Breasts. Loek-jaw, &c, than all the other Liniments, Etnbroeations. Exti-aets, Salves. Ointments and nlastei" now in use . For Toothache, Earache, Weak Hack. Itch and Cutaneous Eruptions, it is admirable. It cures burns and scalds without a scar. Extracts poi- nwn:, in'tu uuca uuu wings.flna neaistrost-oites and ehillb'ains, in a short time. Xo familvean aii'ord to lt -without the Centaur Liniment, white, wrapper. The Centaur Element, Yellow Wrapper, Is adapted to the tough skin, muscles arid flcsli of the animal creation. Irs effects upon seveie canes of Spavin, si eenr, Wind Gall, Big Head and Poll Evil, are lit tie less than marvelous. Messrs. J. McClnre &Co., Druggists, corner of Elm and Front streets, Cincinnati, Ohio, say : "In our neighborhood a number of teamsicrs are using the Centaur Liniment. They pro nounce it superior to anything they have ever used. We sell as high as four to Ave dozen hot ties per month to these teamsters." We have thousands of similar testimonials. For Wounds, (inlls, Scratches, Ring-bone. &c, and for Screw Worm in sheep it has no rival. Farmers, livery-men and mock-raisers; have in this l.inimeut a remedy which is worth a hun dred times its cost. Laboratory of J. 15. Rose & Co., 40 Dey street, Kew York. PITCHER'S CASTOR! A. Mothers may have rest and their babies may have health, if they will use Castoria lor Wind Colic. Worms. Keverishness, Sore Mouth, Croup, or Stomach Complaints. It is entirely u vege table preparation, and contains neither miner al, morphine, nor alcohol. It is as pleasant to take as honey, and neither gasys nor gripes. lr. K. IHm'och.of Dupont, O.. says: "I am usinz Castoria in my practice with the most signal 'K-nelllsand happy result." 1 his is what every one savs : Most nurses in New York Cttv use "the Castoria. It isprejwred bv Messrs. J. P.. Hose & Co., Dey street, New York, successors to Sstnucl Pitcher, M. I. 3flv8 fn (tO O pr day at-homo. Samples wort hl VJ IU p4u Tree. .-mTinwox A Co.. Portland. Me. SEN r Wo to Ci. P. HOWELL &. CO.. New Y ork for Pamphlet of 1X pages, containing 3.000 newspapers, and estimates showing cost of ed verlising. 2tv8y FOR SALE ! 13uilclingr Valuable LOTS ! ZjOTS ! SUITABLE FOR Dwellings or Business Houses, SITUATED in the business part of the city two lots, in block o. 3, in the citv of Alba ny. Oregon, on the corner of Ferry and Water slreets, near the Citv Mills, steamboat landing and O. A C. IS. It. Size of lots : lOO feet on Ferry street ; 13 fei't on Water atrcet, with buildings thereon. Inquire on the premises for partiett ..rs. TITOS. J. SAFFORD. Albany, Or., Jan. 2S, !S77-18v9 LOCAL MATTERS. W031 AX SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATIOX. . Albany. March 31st, 1S77. Woman Suffrage Association met at the residence of J. II. Foster, D. D. Gray, President, in the Chair. The President announced tlie first busi ness in order would be the election ot offi cers for the ensuing year, when the follow ing per.-ons were nomit.ated and elected to the several oftlces : President, D. D. Gray. Vice President, Mrs. Anna Reed. Recording Secretary, M. J. Foster. Treasurer, G. F. Crawford. Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Dr. Nich ols, i Executive Committee, Mrs. M.E.Craw ford, Mr. A. Pierce, Mrs. At Johnson, Mrs, L. A. Parton, and Mrs. C. S. Flinn. M. J. FOSTER, Rec. Sec. Free Schools. At the school meeting the other nijjht it was stated that about two- thirds of the sclwol bills weie never collect ed, from the fact that tlie parents refused to pay, and sis they had no property the money could not be made out of them. This being the case, it was urged that a tax should be levied on the district snfllcient hi amount, added to that received from the school fund, to pay the entire expense, teachers, etc., and make the schools free to all. Let our people think over this matter, and when the Directors call a meeting to make their report, let them turn out and pot only discuss but vote upon it. Pati.nt "Received Messrs. Kuhn & Miller, on Monday, received a patent for their combined Harrow and Pulverizer, The patent was granted on the 7th of March, was issued on the 13th, mailed on the 27th, and reached this city oo the Otta bf April. 'V-1 r;:vr FOR MONMOt'TH Mrs. Ada Cnrothera and children, and her slsfer. Miss Lncy Claypool, went down to Monmouth on Tuesday, on a visit, of seyerai weeks,- Extracts feom a Private Letter. From a letter dated Macomb, Illinois, March 23d, 1877, we cull as follows, merely premising that the writer of the letter spent nearly a year in Oregon : 'I had a very pleasant time all the way from your city to my journey's end so far as the weather and accommodations were concerned. Saw very little snow in the mountains,- and had no very bad weather. On Arriving at Monmouth, 111., found by investigation that March had "come in like a lion," and was still lurking around the streets, being very rough and plenty of snov? on the ground, with more coming down. Ar rived home (at Macomb) af 7 p. m., March 17th, aud found all well. Then came the tng ol War to fell what I know regarding Oregon. Vrell, t always gave them the best I had in the shop, and, I think, noth ing to Oregon's discredit. Went to my farm on horseback, Monday ; roads very good. Next day we had rain, sleet, and a general freeze out (thought Lyle would have enjoyed a chance at it). "Next day it thawed .out; last night it froze up again, and to-day at noon it commenced snowing, snowing, and to-night would be good sleighing, so you see I have a chance to see some Illinois winter weather. N ice ! Am in hopes it won't last long, as I have been housed up ever since I got home, but will venture out to-morrow to industry, as I have rested up. I read tlie second num ber of the Register, and was glad to read its interesting news, and find out what my friends in Webfoot are doing. Send it reg ularly. Saturday, 21th Snowed all night and is snowing at 9 o'clock a.m., but very fine; coming down lrom the Xorth. Only five or sis inches deep! It rather bents me. Don't know what to say would much rather sec the grass begin to grow. Yours, &c. - W. B. S. Silver Hill Mining Co. This new mining Co., with office in this eity, incor porated yesterday. Capitol stock, 500, 000; fhares $1 each. incorporators, Messrs. J. Wheeler, J. Fleischner, .T. Erush, P. C. Il.irper. R. X. Armstrong. M. V. I! row n and M. T. Moore. Tlie Company propose carrying on the mining business on the various ledges owned by them in tlie Ochoco mining district. They are all good boys, aud we hope they'll make the mines pan out lively. W . K. CJhaiiam JMerchnnt lay lor, on Wednesday received a splendid Sot of line cloths vve think the finest lot of imported goods that were ever brought to this burg. For a nice suit of the very latest style good3 and cut of clothing, call on Graham, the tailor, and he will manufacture suit lor yon that will fit and give yon a place among the well dressed men in society for a very small amount of coin. Going to Portland. Dr. O. P. Plummer proposes to remove from this city to Portland on the first ot Slay next. We are sorry to lose the Doc., for he's a good boy himself as well as a way up physician. but lie says he will go, and all we can now do is to weep on his buzum before lie goes and wish him the best of success in P. I-lT OF "LETTER.1 Remaining in the Post Office. Albany. I. inn cotuitv. Oreumi, April, I6uu 1st i . Persons calling for these letters must give the date on which they were advertised. Butler, Mr C 2 I,e.nard, Joseph Correll. D II Matthews. Miss Kate Fisher. R W Parsons. J D 2 Fairclo. Eunice Rivers, Miss Ilelle llngg'ms. R F Williamson, C N 3 Irvine, Miss Margret I. II. KAI.MO.ND. 1 -M. XotiCe. All persons knowing them selves indebted to me are hereby notified to come forward within twelve days and pay the same, or the accounts will be put into the hands of the proper officer for col- ection. J. FLEISCHNER. Albany, Or., April 13, 1877. PARAG It A3I LETS. Rev. C. W. Shaw and wife, of Salem, spent Saturday and .Sunday in this cits". Miss BrMge? and Miss Cox, who have been' engaged in dressmaking in this CU3 left us for their old home in Salem on Tues day. Jas. B. Titus lias recently secured one of the handsomest teams In this city. They are bays, 4 years old, and are worth hiu cash. Mr. Rumbaugh thinks of building this summer. John Schmeer will go east of the moun tains In a few days. We are glad to learn that at the meeting of the creditors of Parker & Morris on Tuesday, matters were satisfactorily ar ranged. R. A. Irvine, Esq., will ran the warehouse, in the interest ot the creditors of the firm. On Tuesday night the Clerk was ordered by the City Council to draw a warrant for $840 to pay for the COO feet of hose recently purchased by the city. Through the energy of Rev. J.. F. De Vore, a new sidewalk has been put down on the west side of the M. E. Church. Several persons are talking ol emigrating from Oregon to the Argentine Republic, S. A. -. G9d butter is becoming plentiful at from 25 to 30c a pound. A. F. Cherry lias not been enjoying the best of healtn ot late, and proposes to take a trip Into the mountains to see if he can't regain his appetite and strength. Grauville Height lias gone cast oi the mountains to look after his stock interests out there. ' John Claypool arrived home from the Silver bprlngs on Tuesday. He , brought good news in regard to the. mining interests out there. R. M. Robertson started for Ochoco on Wednesday, look after his stock interests over there. - Mr. John Foster is purchasing calves to take east of the mountains, where he will take upon him the cares and trials of a stock 1 alser. . -Iko Conn was In the city Wednesday from Orassridge. Reports all .quiet and . pappy in nis Datnwiphr,. Miss Hattie B. Clarke is now one of the editors of the Willamette Farmer. Belding is putting up some awful nice brooms they just can't be beat. You ought to pee that nice fui niture at Dunning' it's stylish and cheap. It'll soon be time to go to Fish Lake where yon get those speckled trout. John Circle proposes to cross the moun tains next month.- Success to John. It is rumored that Capt. C. P. Crandalf has been appointed Secretary of Idaho Ter ritory. Capt. C. will fill the bill. Bent. Odeneal having failed to secure the St. Charles 011 terms that suited him, didn't take it; the hotel is therefore closed. Capt. John Smith took the northern bound train on Tuesday en route for his home at Warm Springs.- j Mr. Stearns and lady were in the city Tuesday and Wednesday, visiting among old friends. ' Farmers all busy thi3 beautiful weather' and consequently business is rather dull in town. . I Allen & Co. got all fhelf logs over the C'alipooia dam oir Wednesday-.'without damage. : i An old resident ot Oregon predicts that good placer mines will" be j found this sea son, cither nt the head of the Santiam river, or ou some of its tributaries. If yon want the latest tiling in trusses, go to Messrs. Bell & Parker. They have' the latest and best. . , -L, , . ., , . Religious. Divine services will be con ducted next Sabbath, morning and evening, at the Evangelical Church by Rev. J. Eow ersox, the Pastor. - j - The Y. P. C. A. of this city wilL hold prayermeeting at the Congregational church to-morrow (Saturday) evening, April 14tb All are invited to attend. ! AS an architect, um.uer ami way up workman, Mr. Taylor has no superior ou the coast of Oregon. ' Mrs. Bodine, one day during the present week, picked lrom an apple tree in her orchard a sound, ripe apple, the tree itself being in full bloom ! i Drop in to Mrs. Whitson's millinery es tablishment, ladies, and see the handsome bonnets, hats, miilinery, etc., tlie purcliased last week while in Portland, especially for' you. j In a little scuixie Monday evening at the brewery, between Capt.l Taylor and Mr. Porter, the latter received a cut in the left baud. Xo great damage done, we believe. Rev. II. W. Stratton, of this city, was elected to represent the Oregon Presbytery in the General Assembly, which meet3 ia Chicago in May uef. j Xo matter what you bay want in the" stove or range line, in the way of tin, cop per or sheet-iron ware, pumps, wood pipe, etc., etc.. and so on, you can get it at Vf V H. McFarland's and don't yon forget it.- Messrs. Allen & Co., of the sawmill, have two or three hundred thousand feet Of splendid logs in the Calipooia, just above Foster's mill. j L,. E. Blain has been! fixing up, putting" up new jand elegant curtains and filling up' . his sliow-windows witbl attractive articles.-. Blain ' place is runuing over, with attract ive goods. j The Company whlclj Mr. Claypool-has been representing over in the Ochoco country, have secured j claims in twenty two ledges. The besti assay thus far ob- to a little less than ?100 per ton. Dr. E. O. Smith showed us an egg that was laid by one of his hens on Easter, that measured eight inencs ; arounu longuuuin-' ally. If anybody else's hen can beat this, let "em cackle. Fishing is the rage now, and nearly every little boy in town is npoii it from early morn to dewy eve. Suckers and chubs are the principal fish caught in the Willamette, although trout are induced to bite occasion- ally. ; - !"'.-' A strange woman was taken with a Gt and fell down on the sidewalk in front of the Grange Union Store on Tuesday even ing last. After some time she was removed! to the Exchange Hotel, where she was duly cared for. j : " Miss Elva Drayman having resigned lief" position in Albany Collegiate Institute as teacher of music. Miss Xettie Piper ha been appointed to the vacancy. Miss Pipef 19 a graduate of one ot the leading musical conservatories in the United States, and mnkes voeal enlturft a snooialtv.- Mrs. M. J. Hyde at her place ou Broad-' albin street, among other articles on sale' needed by the ladies,- has the health corset, skirt supporter, etc. all highly recommend ed by common sense and leading physicians. Every lady who wishes to enjoy good! health should secure them for herself anil children, ! " -r The M. E. Church looks well in its new coatof paint. It now lias a new belfry In front, a brick wall has been placed under the entire building, the old bell-tower has been removed, and now, with two or three coats of paint and some refitting : inside, 18 look9 gayr'n anything. The committee to whom was referfed: the petition asking that the City Council purchase from the stockholders, for the use of the city, the steam fire engine belonging to Linn Engine Co. Xo. 2, asked and wero cranted two weeks? further tinia in whtc.fr to report. When they report they must report by ordinance. , , At a meeting held Tuesday; night' a city teacher's institute was organized. The lules governing the institute, adopted by the meeting, makes the oldest Director President, and the School Clerk, Secretary It is hoped by this organization to get the Director, Clerk and Teachers of the city not only thoroughly acquainted "with each other, but also thoroughly acquainted with: the workings of our schools, and all inters ested iu their good conduct and prosperity A ; late sensational story ' ta entitled 'Owen, the Milkman." It is auch a rare occurrence for people to be owln' the milk man, you know, j ; s - " - Mojiey Is still scarce, bnt times will lighten up a llttle when oor people peophj at-ll their wool I . - The oda works will soon bo iu full blast.