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FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 18
v'RKO P. XI TfMU. Leea! Editor.
A KAN ABOUT TOWN.
The M. A. T. wilt continue to remark
that $i $how$ have played out In Oregon,
unlnss they are worth it. People are get
ting tired of paying a dollar tor 5O cento
worth of entertainment
Neither in New York City nor Albany,
Oregon did "high life" receive New Years
call, but the saloons kept open doors, and
no cards were expected.
At 3 o'clock New Year's morning the
Man About Town was awakened by some
music, full of charms, produced 'by a sere
nading party at hi front gate. Nothing
more melodious and exquisitely sweet ever
sounded on the night air. An organett e, a
guitar and a triangle, played in well chortl
ed strains, filled our hearts with joy on that
early morning of the New Year. The
party has the sincere thanks of the M. A.
Ts household, as well as many citizens all
For the first time in 1 1 1 years there are
three successive figures alike in the number
of the year and it will be 1 1 1 years until It
occur again, In 1990, as it has been that
length of time since Its occurrence in 1777.
In 1666 occurred the great London fire and
plague, and the superstitious looked for a
recurrence of catastrophic in 1777. Certain
ly war was raging fiercely and many nations
were at swords points with each other. It is
to be hoped that 1888 will not be like Its
predecessors In threes. The M. A. T. gets
some of his ideas on the figure three from a
sermon preached in Albany last Sunday ;
but this is not a superstitious age, and we
have little danger to anticipate.
The Man About Town has been given
some of the particulars of an affair that
came very near furnishing several columns
of newspaper matter. A young man and
his father-in-law were and always had been
at "outs." The former recently returning
to the city, a quarrel ensued, which, the
first of the week resulted in the father in
law striking the son-in-law and the latter
drawing a revolver, which had been borrowed
from a friend, and presenting It at the
breast of the former. The trigger was
pulled, heavens ! but it failed to bring fire,
and a terrible calamity was avoided. As
the case la hardly public property yet we
cannot go into details.
A Frightful Accident.
Last Saturday evening Mrs. J. M. Ral
ston was bathing her two children, Johnny
and Mabel, aged eleven and nine respective
ly, in the bathing room in Mrs. Ralston 's
new home at Lebanon, when she left the
children alone for a moment, for the pur
pose of getting something in anotner room,
placing the lamp on one of the edges of the
bath tub. On going back shortly after she
found the room in flames and her children
burned and suffocating. One of (hem had
ly upset the lamp. The burning
flew over the room burning the
naked children in a frightful manner, and
as well nearly suffocating them in the small
elose room. Mrs. Ralston quickly ex tin -
Eished the flames, but it was too late,
tbel never spoke again, dying at 3 o'clock
the next morning, and Johnny lived until
noon on Sabbath, when he paaaed away.
The beloved children were buried on Mon
day afternoon. The accident was not only
a terrible shock to the parents ; but as well,
to the community at large, and wherever
heard ha caused a shudder. The heart
stricken parents have the sympathy of every
body in their terrible affliction.
Baal Estate Sal la 1887.
Following were the real estate sales in
Linn county during the year 1887, as com
piled from the Democrat, in which a rec
ord of which was kept each week during
the year. The figures Indicate considerable
life in the real estate market The total is
larger than that of any of the valley coun
ties south of Portland :
April ... 37.85
October x 93,350
R. E. Accident.
The San Francisco express which left Al
bany Saturday evening met with an acci
dent about three o'clock Sunday merning
that caused the death of Sandy. Van Buren,
the fireman, and 'Robert Roberts, another
fireman going south to meet his train. The
train was on time, Jas Wheeler being in
charge of the engine, when a land slide was
run into, the jar bringing down a large ad
ditional amount of dirt and s ton es.com pie te
ly covering the engine. The firemen made
a jump, but the tender was upset at the
same moment, and they were buried under
It and instantly killed. The bodies cf the
unfortunate men were taken through Al
bany Monday, Van Buren to Jefferson,
where he was buried Tuesday, and Roberts
A New Boarder.
Wm. O'Brien, who was arrested last
week for robbing the store of Stewart k Sox,
in this city, was examined before Justice
Bonis on Friday afternoon, and held to
await the action of the grand jury. As he
only had 75 cents and no friends he was un
able to give bonds. Although he had been
thoroughly searched in Portland, when
Sheriff Smith got hold of him a knife and a
razor were found concealed on his person.
One of the razors taken from him in Port
land was an old fashioned one which had
been in the store since Mr. Clark had re
tired from the business, and had part of a
private mark on it. He Is bound to go to
Horrible Harder at Honmoath.
On Tnursday morning of last week the
bodies of the two Chinese laundry men were
found in a well back of their laundry, their
bodies in a horribly mutiliated condition,
they evidently having been killed by an ax
and knives. Two checks for $360 and $170
in their favor were found in the back yard.
It is thought they had considerable money
in their laundry, for which they were mur
dered. It was a horrible affair and caused
A Big Bait
On Thursday of last week Nelson Ben
net, the contractor, began suit against the
Oregon Pacific R R Co. for $551335, divid
ed as follows : Money due, $301,835 J de
creased yalue of plant, $150,000 ; breach of
contract, $200,000. He alleges that only
$33,195 bad been paid on the contract The
suit i one of the biggest ever tried in the
State and promises to be hotly contested, as
. . . i.(M Athi nuttw b A hit hi. M T finvu m. 1 1 trur mrn. " - v-v
G W Hunt, the contractor it in New
York City. It Is reported that he wilt be
gin work again on the Oregon Pacific.
There were 1 3,000 miles of railway con
structed In the u. 5. during 1S87. Kansas
k the lead with 3O7O mi'es, with Nebras-
a and Texas following, and so on.
Heavy storms reported from all parts of
the Last. Cold waves, bllxsards, etc.
There were 134 failures In Oregon during
1887. This doe not include the failure of
some of the Drmocrat' subscribers to
liquidate. Liabilities, $848,558 ; assets,
Justice Jaunasch, of Katamaxoo has a
parrot that he wouldn't sell for its weight In
silver. On five different occasions has this
intelligent bird saved the house from being
burglarised. The last time was on a recent
night. The burglar got the door unfasten
ed, but when he opened It the parrot asked,
in a stern and harsh voice : "Hello there I
What's the matter ?" The burglar didn't
answer, but fell over himself in Tils desper
ate hurry to get away from there.
A half -inebriated man stumbled into a
church in a Montana town the other day
just as the minister, whose name was Gal
lagher, was asking in thrilling tones, "Dare
I tell this people here assembled what is the
dreadful penalty of sin ? I hesitate to do
so." During the momentary rhetorical
pause which followed the drunken man
steadied himself in the pew Into which he
had dropped, and called out with cheerful
good nature 1 "Let 'er go, Gallagher j I'll
stand by yer."
Among the luxuries now In the New
York market are strawberries at $ia per
quart ; liarbroea grapes, $4 per pound ;
tomatoes, 5O cent each ; California peach
es, $a per doxen ; Tangerln and Mandarin
orange, $1.25 per doxen, and plums, $1.35
A petrified salmon has been found In
California on a hillside 1,500 feet high. The
fleshy part resemble crystallxed and varie
gated quartz, retaining in part the yellowish
color of the salmon, and what was the skin
of the fish is now a sort of porcelain, or
white flint. It is supposed to be a relic of
some ancient river.
Last week Lee Rycraft and H. C. Myers
had a fight at Alsea'ln which the latter re
ceived dangerous wounds,and it was thought
would die. They were playing cards, when
Meyers drew a knife over some dispute and
attempted to stab Rycraft. He drew a re
volver and shot Meyers in the body, just
above the hip.
The dty of Philomath bobs up serenely
at present with a "skipped out" item. One
A. A. Roberts, a hardware merchant of that
place, has taken up his lounge and walked
away leaving a number of persons in the
lurch with their pockets somewhat slimmer.
Mr Roberts has made an assignment and
turned his books over to John Burnett, of
this place, his liabilities being $4,000. The
meets will probably be so Axed as to return
fifty cents on the dollar. Mr Burnett has
placed L E Price in charge of the business
for awhile, who is now selling the good at
a low figure. An assignee will probably be
appointed next week. Corvallis Ckuotto.
Lebanon. Following are the new of
ficers of the Masonic Lodge at Lebanon :
J Waasam, W M ; W S Wallace, S 'V ; M
A Miller, J W ; C C Hackleman, Sec. j
M Ralston, Treasurer ; R C Miller, Tyler.
A Woman's Relief Corp Is to be organ
xed in Lebanon.
800. Mrs. Dr. Dodd has the sympathy
of the people here over the loss of her
bright little girl. While down street one
day last week on an errand she was taken
into a hack and driven off. Her where
abouts have not yet been ascertained.
Lebanon-At the election in Lebanon
but Monday democratic and citizen' tickets
were in the field. All of the formeV were
elected, to-wit : I A Beard. President
Council ; C C Hackleman, G T Cotton, Jas
V Keebler and C H Harmon, Councilman ;
Dr J W P Hope, Recorder 5 Geo Buhl,
Marshal ; M h Hean, Treasurer.
HARRiaat'RO. A masquerade ball will
be given in Harrisburg next Monday even-
new bank at Harrisburg opens its
doors sometime this week to the public,
with Mr Ramby at its head. It promises to
do a very nice banking business.
University of Oregon.
The Board of Regents at its last annual
meeting, designated a room in which to
establish a Museum. All the Express
Companies doing business in the State have
generously proposed to transport articles
free of charge. Weight of any one article
not to exceed 25 pounds.
Address : Univeristy of Oregon, Eugene
City, Oregon, for Museum.
People in all part of the State are respect
' fully requested to aid in building up the
j Museum by sending specimens that are in
i terestiag and instructive. The articles re
ceived will be classified, labeled with the
names of the contributors, ami carefully
B.J. Hawthorne, Curator.
Dath of Joha W. Tyeer.
Last Monday John W. Tyoor died at
Brownsville, after a short illness, and waa
buried Wednesday. Mr. Tyoet waa a pion
oar of 1858. and waa about 47 years of aga at
tb time of kia doatb. Ho waa a man o'
sterling worth, and waa universally respect'
ed by all who know hint, leaving a name for
uprightness of character bis family may b
Good of. Mr. Tyoor waa a member of th
iptist Church t Brownsville, also of th
orders of Masons and A. 0 U. VV., his nam
infct having been transferred to the Albany
lodge in the latter order, j
True business--15 per cent discount for
cash on boots and shoes Red Geld A Brown
ell. The Fortunate
The globe of pennies In N. H. Allen k
Co' s window for several months, was count
ed at the Linn County Bank last Monday ,the
number proving to be 3866. An examina
tion of the guesses made showed that Mrs.
F. E. Robinson and W. 8. Rice had guessed
the exact figures and Miss Gussie Layton
and James rowel l, the next nearest 3065
Both the piano and organ, hence, will be
Arrested sad Harried.
The first of the week W. E. Clark, of Jef
ferson, was arrested oharged with the seduc
tion of Elvs C. Pomcroy, daughter of L. W.
romeroy, of ocio. The trial waa stt for
Wednesday, when it waa adjourned and the
matter settled by Justice Humphrey, before
the trial was to be had, uniting the parties
in marriage, a very judicious verdict in si,
We are giving 15 per cent off for cash on
our stock of boots and shoes which moans
14.25 for a go shoe . All goods marked in
ItCDFIKLD k BaOWHELL.
Down to 20 degrees above zero yesterday
in Albany. Our citizens likewise havo been
going down to Conn Bros, for their groceries,
as thiir prices are down and their goods first
class. They also have a fine line of crockery
ware, lamps, etc. Call on them for good
The snnnsl business meeting ef the Linn
Co. Bible Society will be held on Saturday
evening of this week, at Dr. Gray's office, at
6:30 p. m.
There wiladte -Union service at the United
o 1 vi v a.uu.iL
evening, with eol ections in aid of the Society.
P. C. Hetzler, State agent, will be prss-
Ladies', misses' and children's wool
hoods, scarfs and jackets at cost, at
Chic aoo, Dec. 30. A horrible panic oc curred
to night among a crowd of little
children attending a holiday celebration.
One of the children In attempting to poke a
fire In the hall overturned the stove. The
superintendent thoughtlessly yelled "fire,"
and a wild rush followed, In attempting to
escape the children were wedged In a nar
row stairway, and scarcely any escaped
without being crushed or trampled upon.
One waa killed and several severely Injur
ed. The superintendent was placed under
Prtaluma, Dec. 30. "Dr." Babcock,
who died in the almshouse at Ban Francisco
laat week, several years ago lived with his
family, constating of his wife and several
children, at Petal uma. After leaving here
he was separated from his family, and some
of his children, now grown, are living In
Oregon. He frequently told his friends
here that he was not the inventor of the
Babcock fire extinguisher, and that he had
never been educated for a physician, but
got his title trom the tact mat nts name was
M D Babcock.
Hermann also consulted with the war de
partment, and urged the necessity of Im
mediate attention to the Willamette riyer at
Corvallis, which, In Its winter freshets is
destroying valuable farm lands and Impair
ing navigation, and will soon leave the town
of Corvallis inland unless timely govern
mental aid Is rendered. That the conven
tional red tape may be gone through with,
the engineer bureau asks Mr. Hermann to
submit through congress to the department
a resolution of Inquiry, to which they will
give prompt attention.
Following were the recorded sales In
Linn county during the past week 1
Peter Smith In J Btlyen. 4 lota, Seio.t 610
Elbert Keebler so Bethel Chare 1.18
Ed Ooins to John loom and K J Lea
ning, W half block 117 H 8 A, lot
1. block 122. 4 interest in B half
Meek 115, g block 117, H's A.
Excepting part of block, and inter
eat in business loom. Leaning A Co 11.000
J T William to J A Riohardeon. 74
acres p 10. I w 1H0
L K Brooks to P J Foster, 3.90 acres,
Merest Homo 1200
T J Black to Prior Wilson, 16 aoroa. . 300
Khasbeth Simons to Mary B Simons,
30x106 foot, Brownsville 600
H Bryant to John A Crocket, 40 acres
tpll, 1 w 300
Mary Law to Jss H Lams, 1 block in
V A MoKmght to Ella McKaight,170
seres and several lots in Soto.... S
B C PoatUnd to Ed Coins, mill prop
erty and water works in Scio &000
B K Holt to I P Schooling and U Mo-
Chun, 1 lot in Harrisburg 100
From the Orgonmm$ magnificent New
Year's edition, the best eer Issued in the
Northwest, we glean the following Interest
'ng facts :
The value of Puget Sound exports
Ing 1887 were $8,936,557.
King is the banner county of W, T
Spokane FalU during the year increased
from 3500 to 8000 population. The value
of Improvements were over $1,000,000.
The population of Seattle is put at 1 5,000
that of Tacoma about lovooo ; both of which
are somewhat exaggerated.
The wool product of the N. W. during
the year waa 1 5,000,000 pounds.
Oregon surpasses alt countries In apples.
Oregon's mineral wealth consists of gold,
silver, lead, copper, iron, nickel, sine, quick
silver, iridium, coal, salt, mineral waters,
gypsum, marble, etc. The mineral resour
ces of Linn county sre given as, gold In
quarts and placers, copper ores, galena,
zinc and blende.
884,117 tons of freight and 334,078 pass
engers were carried over the O. R. A N.'s
lines hut vear.
Probably 100,000 Immigrant came Into
Oregon and W. T. during the year.
$50,000,000 of capital in business in Port-
1 he building in Astoria during the year
amounted to about 147,000.
700 feet of brick front was built in Pen
dleton during the yeaj
$1 i0,00(i waa Baker City's amount of im
Weinhard the Portland beer man manu
factured over 30,000 barrels of beer in 1887.
There were 116 fire alarms in Portland
during the year.
Report of Oak Plata nebeei.
Term commencing September 1 3th and
ending December 30th, 1887. No. of pu
pils enrolled, 4a.
General average of all their studies for
the term 1
00 to 100 per cent Leila Davis, Edna
Smith, Katie Smith, James McWIUIsms,
Davy Smith, Chas Pugh, Gusste Collins,
Chaa Da via, Dean Mc Williams, George
mith, Mary Philips, Ernest Pugh, Ethel
ssett, Nellie Pugh, Eetella Pugh, John
via, Samuel Conine, Mattie Smith, Mag-
ge Smhh, Katie Qulnn, Alva Smith, Belle
rev, Chas McCollough.
80 to 9 per cent Delhi Collins, Eetella
Davidson, Bertha Davidson, Lura Pugh,
Ella Davidson, Marinda Davidson, Claud
avidaon, Elmer Kendal, Lulu Ramsay,
Florence Walton, Haute Walton, Maud
Walton, Esta Ramsay, Archie Ramsay,
Tilden Quinn, Samuel Ramssv. Alice
Walton, Emily Partridge.
v. F. Russell, teacher,
A HEW GROCERY HTORE,
Just Opened at Albany, Oregon,
We now hsvs the pleasure of informing
the citixens of Albany and yiointty, that ws
hsve opened a grocery and confectionery
store in the building next to the Opera Hosse
n this eity, and beg leave to call attentioa to
the following facts';
1st. Oar stock has bean carefully selected.
and contains articles of the best quality to be
found in the market.
2nd. We bought, and shall continue to
bny for oath, thus securing low prices, the
benefit of which will be given to onr ess
3rd. As our terms are spot cash ws will bs
sbls to sell our goods ehesper thaa ws could
it placed in danger of losses from Dad debts.
4th. Ws warrant all goods ss to quality
otb. We offer no "baits" but sell our
goods st uniformly low prices.
6th, We are here to stay and respectfully
solicit a share of your patroage which we
will endeavor to earn by every means known
in honest business.
K ekto k Crass.
Beal Extate and Employment Agency.
Parties having farms for sale of about 160
acres or those hsying lsrger tracts which
they woald be willing to divide up into 80
or 160 acre lots are invited to call at eur of
fice aswshavs a fear customers for that
class of farms. We osn also furnish psrtiss
in tbs eity or country with sither male or
female help 00 short notice, and we also have
a fsw situations for both male and female in
the city and country. Call at our office No
05, First Street, adjoining W C Twssdsle's.
F. A. BuHXHART A Co.
Mr. N. H. Frohllch stein, of Mobile, Ala.,
writes : I take great pleasure in recom
mending Dr, King's New Discovery for
Consumption, having used It for a severe
attack of Bronchitis and Catarrh, It gave
me instant relief and entirely oared me,
and I have not been afflicted since. I alto
beg to stac that I bad tried other remedies
fh noaoad raait. Hav olao uaod Eleo-
with so good result. Have alto used Eleo
trio Bitters and Dr King's New Life Pills,
which I can recommend, Dr King'a New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds is sold on a positive guarantee.
Trial bottles free st Fosbay A Mason's
Mrs Dr Ellis is UU with the typhoid fsver.
W R Garrett, of Porta tid, is in the eity
Mr Jas Crabtree, of Solo precinct, was in
Mrs L V Loosway loll Wednesday for Cal
ifornia on a visit with relatives.
Dr W A Cusiok and family, of Sal, pass-
so snrougn Albany Thursday night of last
week for Los Angeles, where they will spend
Mr 8 L Wright, who left Albany la IMS
lor Illinois, where be has since resided, was
in the city the first of the week meeting old
friends. He 00 11 templates locating in South
Masart, Geo, A. Dyson, N, B. Steadish
sod Mr Story oalled at the Da moo eat office
Isst Tuesday wkils In the eity and sxhibited
asms fins specimens of ore sod gold dust from
their mines on the Galipooia. There is no
doubt they will prove a big thing. Ws un
derstsed Mr Dyson has been offered tf,000
in oash far his interest alone.
Mr Id word Ooins, whom we mentioasdlast
week as having ssld his interest in the Red
Crown Mills, has purchased tbs Scio soar
ing mill and will move to that eity to reside,
Soto is fortunate ia securing Mr (Joins as a
resident and proprietor of the Soaring mill
there. He is a thorough miller and a goad
... t w . w
The closing meeting of the old Council
end the first of the new was held Monday
Present - All officers and Councilmen but
The reports of the Treasurer and Record'
er were read and referred. Fallowing la
the report of the Recorder t
Amount on hand Jan. 3rd, 1887. .
$ atf 53
received, from city tax. .
M - hose sold
Amount on hand Jan. 3rd, 1887 $80.00
Amount road tax received, 1887 4600
Amount paid from street fund $48oo
Balance on hand Ian. 2nd, 1S88 $65 Jo
No, city warrants Issued 394 amt . $6500.08
Warrants were issued for the following
Amount paid Mayor and Council. .$ 19300
" Recorder 60576
- " Marshal 754.36
Attorney ,. 131 x
Police and Engineer.. 1337.50
street work (333-49
" 44 fire department 1373 93
- judges and clerks of
- for coal oil and lamp
Amount of stationery, wood and
office supplies 40.15
Rebate on license 14735
Amt.of warrants outstanding Jan. 3,$33oi .85
Amt, of warrants paid to date 8585.93
Ami. outstanding warrants Jan. 2nd.
Amt. on hand Jan, and, 1888, gen-
era! fund 14089
Amt on hand road tax 6580
Total balance on hand $356.69
The bills of F M Westfail, $10103 I Fo-
shay k Mason, $39.15 ; J Gradwohl, $6
I W Whipple, $5.35 ; P W Spink, $17.77
tent, $18.75 : A Cunningham, $f 75, were
A motion to amend the fire ordinance In
reference to the fire limit waa laid over un
til the next meeting.
The matter of enforcing the First Street
wuah house ordinance was presented and
will be acted on at the next meeting.
The bonds of F L Kenton, Treasurer and
I Hayes, Marshal, were approved.
Mr Jos Webber, formally informed the
Council that he had taken charge of the fire
department as Chief.
The contract for a water supply pipe for
cistern at corner of First and Ellsworth
streets waa let to Ja Laurent, the lowest
The old Council retired and the new mem
bers took their scats. Mayor Weatherford
delivered his farewell address and Mayor
Cowan took his place, making a few appro
priate but informal remarks.
During tbs month of January we will sell
anything in tbs boot and shoe line at 18
discount from marked price.
Rxortaxa A BaowssLU
The school st this place under the able
management of J. G. Gibson Is prowreeelng
nicely, three outside districts was represent
ed by several pupils from each, which
speaks well for the teacher and the manner
n which it is run. We have had three
months with two more to teacher.
Mr. Cunningham waa here last week buy-
ng Jersey cows with which to stock a dairy
arm near v tctoria.
woe . a ' w
Mr. Powell was in this
The shooting match at Rockhlll
A oartv was triven at the reddenc nt Mr
lilack&urn on the 31st, which was well at
tended and a joyous time was had.
The ball at Sodaville was well attended
and parties from here are loud In their
praise of the artistic and inviting manner in
which the supper was prepared and served
Mr. M. Westfail and family are vfsRlfig
relatives at this place. Mr. W. thinks eW
would like to be back on the farm.
New Year, has fairly begun and like the
M. A.T. could suggest several names 'As
available candidates for matrimony.
Crops in this region look well, although
they are much younger than usual at this
season of the year owing to the late rains in
tne tan. its lateness is no sign that we wii
not nave a good crop.
Not st cost but what means a bo at the
sans. Ws will for 30 days give 15 off on
all our leathsr goods to those pay tag oasb.
BaorisLD k Bbownell.
Christmas and Nsw Years passed off
Ths W, C. T. U. gaye a mash and milk
social last Friday night. Tbey served np a
variety of mushes, such at torn meal mash,
oat meal mush, graham mash and mush.
Hamilton and Smith, of Coryallis, were ont
with their csady store. They sold for ths
benefit of the Union.
Mr. Robert MilhoUsn was bnried at the
cemetery Isst Mondsy .
Mr. Bsseh.in attempting to cross the river
st Corvallis on Thursday of last week, hsd
the misfortune to upset his skiff in the mid
dle of tbs stream, but the ferryman, with ths
assistance of another man, saved him from a
G. W. Gray is making some improve meats
on his residence .
Hamilton Bros, are building an addition to
their barn .
Mr. Herman Walker, of Washington Ter
ritory, spent the holidays here,
nt for oath on boots and
15 por cent disceu
! -U 1 . V . J
held a Browscll.
HOEE AND ABUOA S.
The bast harness at L Thompson s.
French, the jeweler, keeps railroad time
Ki ft3 -tares Sundays and Mondays in 1888.
H Kwert, practical watchmaker and jew
The health of Judge Boise Is improving
J. P. Wallace, Physician and Uurgsou, Al
If yon want blankets go to Moatettb A
There were 147 marriages in Msrion coon
ty daring 1887.
If yea want boots or shoes no to Mod -
taith k Ssttenbaoh.
If yen want the best harness In the market
go to J J Da h,u ills'.
A eorrssnoudanos from fiodavllle cams too
late last week for later ties.
Raised easts are heist placed in the u di
ary at the Opera Bouse.
$15 for loose siasothv and filH for hoJadl
bay is the Albany prioes.
J B ritbiaa has assumed oditoitl oharira
of the Kwning YidttU of Hslem.
Five toe has of rain fall in Linn oonatv do?.
teg the ssoatb of December.
Six shaves for a dollar and a oltau towel to
every customer, at Thee. Jones.
7 Oaks on res rhentnatiem. nenrslsia and
stAsias. Fosbsy A Mason. Agents.
Everything bought and sold at M Prank
lin A Cos second hand store, Albany, Or.
nsaors honed, set and not in arsW a
Jones' Shaving and Hair Dressing Parlor.
F M French, agent Singer Manafaetnrino
Co., opposite Odof Fallows Temple, Albany, Or.
Mr H Fliadts boot and shoe shoo is now
located on Ferry street, near the Postotfios.
Dr. M. 3. Kilis, physician and aargeon
Albany, Oregon. Calls made ia eity or
The "Was. M. Hoag" went frost Albany
to fieiest isst Monday To less than two boors
sod a hu
W B Parry, formerly editor of the Corval
lis gassffi, is now managing editor of she
Salens oenfry .
Several Albany O. Fs wont to Corvallis
laat Tuesday to attend a meeting of the lodge
ef that city.
A fraction of an inch of snow fell ia Al
bany Monday, likewise all over Weston
Daring 1887 there were 608 deeds filed In
Marion county, the value of the property be
ing planed et$M,llo.
The New Year's edition of the Salem
iCMrtman is a vary creditable affair. It is
well it last rated and is full ef descriptive mat
ter. If yon want a stylish winter garment 140 to
Moo tot th fc Set tea Hash, agents for Springer
Bros, tailor mads garments for ladies, misses
The Rev. Jesses a Taylor wilt hold di
vine service in St, Peters Episcopal Chureb
next Sunday, fan, 8 th, morning and evening.
All are invited to attend.
You will savs money by taking yoor sick
sewiag-snaobtne to the repairer, B F Parsons
at Biitb and Jsffsron Sts., Albany, Oregon.
Good s-uitfsotioa or on pay.
Mr J W Kyle and Miss Minnie Owens
were married at tbs residence of the bi ide s
parents on Sunday, January 1st, 1887. Key
T J Wolfs performing too ceremony.
Subscriptions for tbs leading newspapers
and magssinae received by F.L. Kenton at
the store of Kenton k Chase, between tbs
Opera Hones and Postoffioe. Albany, Or.
Mr A J Grebb, of Skodd, who was in the
eity Friday, says he is starting one cf the
biggest ben and geese ranches in the county,
and aliasdy has a herd of oyer 100 fowls.
At the residence of Dr. R. C. EUl.oa Wed
leaday. Jan. 3rd. 1888, by lUv. L J. Treat
bell, Mr. John KsnU and Miss Haste Cald
well, daughter of T. U. Caldwsll.of Orleans
precinct, were united in marriage.
Last Taesday Mr J L Wilkinson, recently
of California, purehaeod s block ia Mas Urn
k Chamberlain's addition to the city, paying
8860 for the ansae, Mr W . intends budding
ia residence on the earns in tbs Spring.
Tbs first ef the week Mr. John Hoffman
ssld bis interest ia the soda works and sandy
faetsry to his partner Frances Pf etffsr, ana
will retire from tbs business. Frances is a
rustier and will keep np the splendid reputa
tion of the boatnoss.
W F Read has purchased the stock of
goods of N H Allen.whots now a .nil fledged
sJsotrie light man, and will add new goods
sad attractions to his store. Mr Read is a
popular man and is bound to do a big bosi-
Aosordisf to a recent postal rule letters i
placed directly on she oars wilt be Isf t at tbs
first Poetoffice, whore they will he stamped
and forwarded by the next mail. Hones
Hats will be lost by carrying yoor letters to
the oars, fat them 10 the rosteffioe.
P H Raymond, whitest postmaster of this
city, "Goa Wheeler, well known to assay of j
our oittseua, and Mr Lonsdale, of Portland,
have formed a copartnership and will carry
on a book and stationery business in Port
Mr Nsss says be knows aethtag about If r
Hunt's intentions to resume work ; prepara
tions sre being mads for railroad building as
early to the sprng ss it eaa bo began, snd
ths road wui be poshed ss far nasi as possi
At a meeting of Albany R agios Co. Ho, 1
hold Monday evening Henry guesses was
sleeted to saeoosd Jos Webber ss foreman.
and 0 W Watts as assistant foreman. At the
meeting ths Company decided to hold a
maaqnersds bail st toe Opera noose on Feb
Ths letter published ia another eelnmn
from tbs talented pen of Mrs. Boa ham. wifs
of Consul-General Dunham, of Calcutta, will
be read with great interest by the Da
mat's readers all through ths vallsy, where
tbs writer snd her husband sre held in such
universally high esteem.
The new year was rang in joyously by the
church balls ef Albany. Tbs ringing of the
balls wss sooon.panied by the music ef the
horns and drums of ths Albany juvenile
Bsnd snd ths shoots and cheers of those who
bad remained op to see the death of 1887
The damage to the goods of Mr. J, J. Du-
braille by the tire last week wss adjusted
ths last of ths wsek at 9500. Wster, mud,
tearing things up, etc., at a tire, causes more
damage to property than one realises at a
glanoa. Tht amount received by Mr Dubruuis
-r . ti u f ik. . . .......
Was Bm nil BDUUgu iwr vuo iujui j uuu,
Farmers, ranchmen, sheep and cattle
herders will find a great benefit, and often
times savs ths hard-won sarciags ot many
years which might otherwise have te be ex-
! ended on physicians, to ssy nothing of ths
Iseomfort of swallowing their naassatiag
mixtures by keeping on band a supply of
Freso's Hamburg Tea.
Aver's Cherrv Pectoris! is recommended
bv eminent oh vsicians. on both sidss ef the
Atlantis, as ths most rsliahls remedy for
colds, coughs, and all pulmonary disordsrs.
inquire 01 your uruggiat iur ajm niuiu,
A ffOOQ resolution ati vne ouiuaiug m
'wmv,r . . , . . T j
. 1 .? . ... 1 : .( iv.
new year ia w nave ywur juu puuwiuK
r tr t..kk r:.-: isa t,a Mfc.H)iht
tl a oeriurii. iuuuit wi mw
a splendid reputation by rsaasa of the supe
nor work sent out trom bis omcs. mr ours:-
hart is always on hand, does work promptly
and aeatlv. as well as oorrectly, and at very
reasonable prioes, In all respects yon oan do
better than in Portland.
Tks Farmers' and Merchants' Insurance
Co., of this city, has started in with a re-
markably tine business, secured by a eoufl-
dance in the stability of tho company
of tho company, its
safe way of doing business, and the sterling
. ...! .hi.. ' : ;
huimeu Qualities 01 sue iuou iuuk'k
Its future is a bright one.
Soma excitement was caused at ths College
last Tuesday by a fire catching ia a wood box
from some kindling wood and burning the
bo snd soorchiflir the wall and a window
fafe nf th ntiml had cat he red
hAAka Midv fco leave the buildinc when
tlx. Saraaa r at tinoiliahfid.
The drawing of numbers ' thf P"?!?
offered by Mr " ".J"
Saturday before a large Scoriae; of eastern-
era. Jay W Blam and F L Kenton acted as
Was, The lucky number. W no 1
by Mrs S.h.ema fh?P11
C? wawZh rlm.lr for a sUvsr
Mi Jas W Whitehead, oalliag for a stiver
castor, and 555, UolUor -Known. xes
holding numoers w "
tt nts finer sarin auivKH aiiu. aeaas. aa.ea
Calcutta, India, Nov. sand, 1887.
Editor Democrat :
Days fly by merging themselves Into
weeks, and the weeks are woven in check
ered threads of sunshine end shadow, of
carts and hopes, in the warp and woof of
time until months pass and still mv unre-
deemed promise to you, Nemesis like, pur
sues me with thoughts of what can I write
that will Interest your msny readers f
This country is full of interest to one from
our own fsr distant beautiful and beloved
land ; everything Is new.novel and wonder
ful. I must confess I have a weakness for
seeing and learning alt I can of those strange
people ; their habits, mode of life and their
religious customs, which confuse and pucxle
me not a little.
The European and native papers haye
been recently htvlng t great discussion on
nfsnt marriage ; the result none can forsee,
but all christians and some Hindoos hope to
sot the custom shot is hod, which results In
so much misery end degradation, Recently
a learned Judge here said, In passing upon a
question before him, "The position of the
Hindoo wiln is somewhat peculiar. Her
rights, so far from b eing defined,are always
considered more or less Indefinite, except as
regards her rights of specie I property. It Is
no easy matter to define what are the rights
of a Hindoo female : she is srrestlv rlinsnd
. m m
ent on the male members of the family for
the position In life which she msy hold, This
Is evidently the policy of the lawsnd neither
time nor example seems to afford any ame-
teratlon of her position. The ad vance ment
of civilisation, and the progress which Is ap
parent in almost everything wt sot around
us, do not appear to have any appreciable
effect on her status. The Hindoo widow
still languishes under t string of senseless
disabilities which fatter alike both her move
ments and independence , to her no revela
tion has been vouchsafed. In her person
ss in her life,' she symbolises with peculiar
grace the beautiful illustration of a living
death. To her the dream of life has. under
the circumstances, only one, the inevitable, V
consummation, that is dtmik."
Though the sufferings of the Hindoo
widow are yery much mitigated, yet her po
sition la unenviable If not Indescribable. The
law prohibits the bsrbsrous practice a
"suttee," that is the burning of the widow
on iter husband's funeral pyre- The bi
monthly fast imposed on her is one am ong
her keenest privations, though she may be
only a child in delicate health she is denied
the privilege of even drinking wster during
the period of her fast, which lasts twenty-
four hours. Custom Is inflexible, cruel snd
unbending as fate. A case was recently re
ported In a Calcutta paper, where the widow,
only a mere child, suffering with a raging
fever, plead piteously for only a drink of
water to quench her burning thirst ; it was
denied hei, poor child, and death more
merciful than her own kindred soon relieved
her from further torture. However young
Hindoo widow may be she is excluded
from sll scenes of gaiety and pleasure ; her
presence st marriage ceremonies is never
solicited, and she Is only allowed to appear
when the participants are relatives ; she Is
not allowed to participate in any of the fes
tivities connected with the ceremonies. Im
mediately after the death of her husband she
takes off all her jewels, (renouncing them
forever.) usually converting them into mon
ey ; she must always dress in white with no
vestage of color ; every emblem or privilege
of her marriage is denied her ; to be a
sloven U considered worthy of merit ;
1. ti . 1 . i . 1. t
age nor infirmities can exempt her ; only
rx!rm cases of sickness, and that is rarely
:maclate her body by living on roots, fruits
ini finiafr. " uv MinM r" 11 hr not
and flowers," savs "Manu
let her not
even pronounce the name of
after her lord is deceased ; let her continue
till death foraivins! injuries. oerfortnlnsr harsh
duties, avoiding all pleasures and practicing
all virtues," All of which these poor creat
ures attempt to do with greatest self denial.
In families where widows predominate fe
male servants are dispensed with, and the
poor widows perform all menial labor.except
in wealthy families where the widow's per
sonal property places her in an independent
The number of Hindoo widows is very
greet, as old widowers of fifty years and
oyer are constantly marrying young gins
whose ages usually do not exceed ten years,
and among the "Kulin Brahman one such
Methuselah haa often a plentiful harvest of
little wives." When I hear or read of these
cruel, wretched customs, It recalls to mem
ory the following lines from the "Veiled
Prophet of Kharassan. '
"Well hath the Prophet Chief his bidding
And vr hMuiMui rare hrnuth the tun.
Vrm ih wK itn at linhmi'. hurnlncr
To the fresh nymphs bounding o'er Yemen's
Prom Persia's eves of full and fawn-like ray.
To the small, half shut glances of kathay.
And Oeorgia'a bloom, and Axab s darken
And the gold ringlets of the Western Isles,
All, all are there?'
Not unfrequently young girls find them
selves In the deplorable condition of widow
hood before they have passed from girl
hood's care-free days into womanhood The
law has now sanctioned the marriage ot
Hindoo widows, yet very few avail them
selves of the privilege, because it conflicts
with their ideas of modesty, and the preju
dices of the country do not allow the idea to
be entertained. But Christianity is maaing
steady progress here and gradually the con
dition of the women ot India is becoming
more elevated and enlightened. Lady Duf-
ferin has been vigilant and energetic in her
endeavors to establish female medical
schools In India, and she is meeting with de
served success ; many native gentlemen,
both Hindoo and Mohammedan, contribute
most generously and are very anxious to
see the school prove a blessing, realizing of
what vital importance they are to tneir tam-
illes. The women of the lower classes ot
India are not secluded, but go when and
where it suits them, veiled or unveiled as
thev choose, and thev mix In all the busy
scenes of life and engage in almost all kinds
OI iaDor promiscuously wmi mew.
wn "r ..., ,
j. I rr CI(.U I.Ju .
iv. 1 uieitAsi in rrtmnanv wiin a.
1 v.. -v-s" j w v
MinW. fomiiv whna dauohter was the la-
, ..uw. ........ , , .. ..
dies pupil, aad whom she taught at her own
nome, sne Dcmgoneoi imw www ic
"purdah women," who live behind the"pur-
dah in strict seclusion, inc nmuw iam
welcomed us cordially, and the daughter, a
pretty dark-eyed girl of sixteen years of
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age, read to me in a boh, ww vuiw, a
pretty foreign accent, a chapter from the
"Pilgrim's Progress." The mother wore
the Hindoo "saree, wmcn consist uj.
entire olece of cloth, uncut
which is wound round tne ooay in a manner
so as to cover the whole ef it, including the
- ... , 1 a
head, very pretty and picturesque It looks
sometimes. The daughter's dress was more
modern, yet not enough so, as to spoil the
effect : and they looked very happy in their
I r-liicinn the teacher said "Aonua snow
I th ladv vour wedding-ring," she glanced
I skvlv at- mf with a smile, unclasping and
I ...t a k-miHfiil crnlrt bracelet from her
V" disclosing a small narrow iron band,
which bad been securely fastened on her
wedding A sev eral years be
i " "c , . , nL continue to wear
-ph unlcw shc 8houid become a wid
I 'l ThL voune rirl still remained an in
mate of her father! house to complete her
w . v.r vntina hnRhnd beW vet a
' 'coile sSmc distance from tht.
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Wap Department, Signal era?e, U. S.jSrati.
Annual Summary of Matjorotogi(1 Observations, made by John Brigg,
Voluntary Observer at Albany, Oregon, for the year
ending December 31, 1887:
TEH PKH ATIJME,
January , .
! )()( r
Sums . .
, Averages . .
From nod after this date SHANE
Boots and Shoes
J FIRST COST Their object in to doing it to dote oat entirely
tbtt branch of their basinets, so they intend to devote their entire
available space to
DRY AND FANCY GOODS,
Ladies' and Gents tarnishing Goods
The stock of Boots and Sboea wen
AT COST all minTl UQSiFBY
l. uiiursfi hW "
""V trim Eft UHtTO UUUDS,
launcM mto anotner. ibetr stock
tbey will close out BELOW COST.
The above ia not idle talk. Those who need the goods mentioned will
find then tnd their prices as stated. Call before the assortment is
broken snd get your choice.
SHANE & LONSWAY.
Iron, Steel, Coal and
WAGONS AND BUGGIES.
Uflfiflsf MiTFBI 1!
ROPE AND CORDAGE,
STEWART & SOX.
The weather has been quite pleasant, the
thermometer registers from 73 to 83", with
cool nights. The changing monsoon this
fail was hardly perceptible evidently being
we received last spring. A be gay season
I will soon be opened by the arrival of Lord
and Lady Dufferin ; when Lord Dufferin
will hold a public levee, then comes Lady
Dufferin's drawing-room which (thank
heaven) is held but once a year, already the
drives sre crowded with strangers and every
ship that arrives from England and way
ports bring new faces to swell the crowd.
Already the city Is putting on holiday at
tire, and the shop-keepers are reaping a
silver harvest ; there being no gold in cir
culation here, only the "rupee," "annas"
and "pice," But ah ! me, this s not home,
can never be, and our hearts turn with long
ing thoughts to home and the loved ones
there. Almost two years since we said to
them the sad, solemn, "sweet old word good
by." M. A. B.
in tht County Cowri 0 (As SioU 0 Oregon for
In the mattsr of the estate of Annie Bam
To Alfred McMshso, Taylor MeMaean,
Emily JGrnbb, Theodore Bamfard, Malvin
Bamford, Rosa Powsll and Ku us Bamford,
all children and heirs at law of amd deceased,
and to all others known and unknown who
havs or claim te have any Interest in said
estate, Qrssting :
In the name of the State of Oregon t Yon
ai-a herebv cited to be and appear in the
-y - : .- .
I rVnnli rV.it r far fhn oanntv of Linn at the
-v . . . . .
Court House in the city of Albany tfi said
county ana aiass en
Ratmdar the lltk day or February, itsa.
at ths hour of 9 o'clock in tht forenoon of
saiddsy, the same being a day oi the regular
February term of said Court, 18118, and then
aad there show casss if any exist why an or
der of sale should not be made directing and
licensing T A Powell, Administrator of ths
estate of Annie Bamford, deceaaid, to sell all
the right, title aad interest of tho said Aanie
Bamford at the time of her death, both in
law and in eqnity, of, in and to the real
property hereinafter described s prayed fsr
in the petition of tko said T A Powell, Ad
miuptrator as aforesaid, which avid petition,
is now on file in the office of ihe Connty Clerk
of Linn county, Oregon, whioh said real
property is described as follows, to-wit s Lots
No. one and two in Blook No. ilevenin the
1 town of Halsey. Lian county, Oregon,
i'nn hv the mans and nlatstl: said town
new on file in the office of ths Gisrk for Linn
Dene by order of ths Men J 1 Whitney,
Judas of said Court.
In testimony where of I hays hertsnto set
- my hand and affixed ths seal oi said Connty
Court this 4th day of January, : 888.
1 ft. s.l J. P. 0 axbkatth,
J. K. Wsasksokb, County Clerk
1 Att'y for Administrator,
A vines 8 jtm
fc LONSWAY trill offer their tnUre
all pursheeed this fall and are moot
or" t Hey trill close out
Ann HUntDWCno ' i.n.. k.
they will not ca
carry one winter's
POiVDER AND SHOT.
BLASTING AND GIANT POWDER,
PAINTS AND OILS,
GAMER AND GRASS SEEDsl
X Out Saws,
Successors to John Fox.
Reep a complete and fresh slock of
sad produce of all kinds, also
of all kinds, fresh bread every morning,
cake, cookies, plea, etc
in Immense Stock Of
La Rol dee Sarons, the king of soaps. A
large list of valuable presents given with
this famous soap.
Notice Final Settlement.
In fas County Oeert 0 Linn county, Oregon.
In the matter of the estate of Isaac Arn 1 1
Notice is hereby given that the nademis-n-
ed Executor of the above named estate has
filed his final account therein with ths Clerk
of said Court, and that said Court has ap
pointed Monday, the 0th day of February,
1888, at one o'clock in the after con, at the
office of the Connty Jndfe, in ths Court
House, in Albany, Oregon, for hearing objec
tions to said account and for tho settlement
of the same.
January 1st, 1888.
WiLiiast E. Arnold,
J. C. Powell, Executor.
Att'y for Executor.
Notice is hereby given that the nndorain-
sd have this day been appointed Admiaistra.
wi a uv uuu uuu 01 sae ease ot martin
Costello, deoeaaed, Into of Linn county, Ore
gon. All persons having claims against said
estate are hereby required to present the
same properly verified to the undersigned at
Harrisburg, Oregon, within six months from
This 81st day of Deo tmber, 1887.
J. K. Wratherford, Adm'rs, etc
Att'y for Administrators,
DISSOLUTION Of PAMII&SHIP.
Notice is hereby given that the parkier
ship heretofore existing under the firm name
of Hoffman k Pfeiffer is this day dissolved
by mutual consent, Mr. Hoffman retiring.
The business will be oontiimed at the old
stand by Mr. Pfeiffer.
Dated January 3rd, 1888.
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