YOL. 1. ALBANY, OREGON.' SATURDAY, AlRIL 10, 1869. NO. 31. IS? SATU.HU AY, AlUUL 10, 1SCD. llll Ml III mVlmiiiKSM.tiMXlUlkI.WlWSrm Wind and Sea. The sea is a jovial coinrado, He laughs wherever he f;oes ; j II U laerriineut shines on the dimpling lines That wrinkle his hale repose ; j lie ly3 himself down at th? feat of the sun, Aud shakes all over a 1th gloe, hore, And the bread-backed billows fall faint on tha In the mirth of the mighty sea ! But the wind is sad and restless, And cursed with an inward pain ; 'You may hark as you will, by valley or hill. But you heir him still compliiiu ; He wails on tho barren mountains, And shrieks on tho wintry sea ; He sobs in the cedar, and nioaus in the pine, ' And shudders all over the aspen tree. Welcome are both their voices, And I know not which is best The laughter that slips from the ocean's lips. Or tho comfortless wind's unrest. There's a pang in all rejoicing, A joy in the heart of pain, And the wind ihat saddens, the sea that gladdens. Aro singing the self-same strain. Tlie Birth-Day Gin. . "Mabel Harrison, you surely do not mean to speak to that little wretch S" ..' "O Addie, just stop one minute, he is crying, see how he shivers with the cold. Adelaide moved proualy on. "1 can not see, Mabel, where you inherit your low taste. It is positively getting to be disagreeable to walk out with you on the stret. Suppose some of your acquain tances should see you : But Mabel had already turned to the little bare-headed, bare-footed, fellow, who had boen in the innocent cause of Adelaides rebuke. In a moment she re joined her sister. '"Wis name is Uertie, and you may laugh if you will, but he really does look like the picture of cousin Herbert that hangs in the library, and he is just about Herbert's age when that was taken. lie told me his father's name was Papa, aud that he had been sick. They must be very poor, for would you believe it ? the child had been hunting coal in the gut ter's, and had that old can nearly full. Do promise, after our visit to the dress maker, go with me, and see them." "Of all the romantic simpletons I ever knew, you deserve the palm," replied Adelaide. "Why even if it should prove to be cousin Herbert's child, as in your exuberant fancy you seem to have al ready concluded, I would not go across the street to make their acquaintance. Not that I have anything against them personally; but remember uncle's words to us, 'You are never to hold intercourse with that man who was your cousin, under pain ot my severest displeasunfe.' I can see him yet, and the anger that burned in his face at the time makes me shudder now, when I think of it. Be sides, you know uncle had reason to be offended. Herbert violated his express command when he married that girl, and as he chose the consequences, he hus none to blame but himself." "No, Mabel," she continued ; "I have "no idea of giving up my comfortable home, and being thrust out in the world to make my own living, as would be the cage, it 1 disobeyed uncle Hugh ; so whatever benevolent scheme you have on hand, please do not implicate me m any way. . My own idea just now is, to get oat of this disreputable part of the ' city .S3 soon as we can. - what could have in duced the dress-maker to move in this direction, I cannot imagine." "High rents, I suppose," said Mabel. "I admit," she continued, returning to the subject so near her heart, "that there was a great deal said on both sides that was wrong; but uncle's heart is not steal now, whatever it was five years ago. I do pot believe a day passes that he does , not yearn over his absent son, and I am quite sure that - Herbert's desire for a reconciliation is not less fervent." . "Are you gifted with second sight, or how have you discovered what every one else is ignorant of?" asked Adelaide in a sarcastic tone. "I will tell you what I did see, yester day, said her sister warmly. "Uncle standing before that picture, his hands raised imploringly, and his eyes wet with tears. I was sitting on the window-seat, partly hidden by the curtain, he did not Jtnow 1 was present. No, Addie. it is pride : foolish, sinful pride, that keeps father and son apart; and I intend never Ao rest until I see them reconciled, even ! . by so doing I am forced, as you say. to go out into me wona ana seek: my living, JL have long marie this , hope - my daily prayer, and I bdiere that God, in his good time, will permit me to see its ful . fillment." ? When they left the dress-maker's, Ma Dei Baid, "1 am going to see that child . and its parents: and, sister. I have W elded notto buy new trimmings for my dress, but use some lace I have at home; eo if you choose to purchase yours to-day, oo not wais ior me. "You will find that, even by wearing old trimmiugs, your funds will hardly suffice to cover tho heads and feet of all tho beggars in this city; but, cuicun a son yout, ma chere. .Mabel smiling turned in the opposite direction. The result of her visit, or. re turning home, was made known only to Mrs. Iwrsvth, who had beeu housekeeper in the family for thirty years. A half hour afterward, when the two left the house, Mrs. Forsyih carrying a large beisket, Johu, ike waiter, sagely remark ed, "must be something in the wind, for as long as I have lived in this house, it's the first time I have known Madam to carry a basket when I was on hand." That evening the uncle and neices occupied their usual places in the library. Mabel, seated on a low chair in front of the grate, gazed earnestly at the fire while her hands, clasping and unclasp ing each ether, betrayed unusual ner vousuess. She suddenly turned and gazed at her uncle, whom she found intently regard ing her. 'Are you not well, Mabel?" asked her uncle. Adelaide gave a questioning glance to ward her sister, then arosj and left the room. . Mabel arose, and leaning on her un cle's shoulder, said, '-To-morrow is your birth-da y. uncle." "Well, have you my present ready?" "Yes, only" she replied hesitatingly, her voice trembling "I want you to promise not to be angry when you re ceive it." "Angry. love! Am I in the habit of showing anger tciyou? I do not under stand you." But feeling her tears drop ping upon his haud, he thought the child had broken or lost something he had prized, aud intends to try and replace it. "Would you feel better assured if you had my written promise?" he asked kind ly. "Yes," said Mabel, smiling through her tears. Taking a slip of paper, he wrote: "I hereby solemnly promise, upon the receipt of my birth-day gift - from my neice, Mabel, not to be angry, but to continue to love and cherish her.as before. Witness my hand. Hugh Harrison." Mabel kissed him affectionately, and then left the room with the paper clasp ed tightly in her hand. Mr. Harrison sat alone in the library alter brealuust, his thoughts running sadly upon the past. He did not hear the opening door, or the light step upon the carpet, until he was aroused by a child s voice at his elbow, asking, "Are you my grandpa?" 1 ho living counterpart oi tho picture stood berore him. lie saw the same large black eyes, the same short curl peeping from under the velvet cap set so jauntily upon his head; in fact, the whole dress, even to the lace collar and riling whip he held in his hand, was the same. "Child, who are you?" burst from the lips of the startled man. "lhe lady that gave me this pretty dress, said I was to haud this to my grandpa. Mr Harrison took the note. On the outside was written, "your birth-day gift, from Mabel. Inside was the written promise he had given the night before He laid the note upon the table, and took the child upon his lap. "What is your name, my boy ?" "Bertie Harrison, and these two kisses papa and mamma sent, and said please to forgive them. The heart of the stern man was stirred to its depths. "O Bertie ! my little Bertie !" he sob bed, "have I regained you at last? You have conquered, Mabel !" for he saw A Modern Drinking Song. Adapted (slightly) from! tho old poets, to tho j new stylo ot "bcveragi, ana ueuicaieu, oy George Sennott, to the '-Whisky Ring." Fill high tho bowl with Fusel Oil t With Tunniu lot your eups bo erownod ! If Strychnine gives relief to Toil, Let Strychnine' generous juice abound 1 Let Oil of Vitriol cool your bruins, -t Or animated atoms brew -And fill your arteries, hearts and veins, "With glee- and infusorial gluo ' Vine I That died out in 'OS What fool would have it back ? And hbw ? Tha ."cup that wu'Z inebriate And never cheer," they sell us now. "Tho conscious water saw its God And blushed." What of it? Don't you feel That water knows tho Dragger's rod, And blushes now with Cochineal ! Ah-h ! Fragrant fame of Kreosote ! Uesvitehing bowl of Prussian Bluo 1 Who would not soothe his parching throat With vour mild oflsprinsr, "Mountain Dew ?" Stronger thau aught that racked the frame And 6hook tho mighty brain of Burns, Surely, ye'll set our hcais a-flamo, Whcue'er bis festal day returns 1 Bring on tho Bjeer fresh Coperas foam ! With Alum mixed, in powder flue, How could my foolish fancy roam In search of whiter froth thau thine? Thy Indian Berry's Essence spread Through amber wavelets, sparkling clear, Benumbs dull Care strikes Feeling dead And narcotizes Shame and Fear ! Far down thy bubbling depths, Champagne 1 Drown'd Honor, Love and Beauty lie They fought th' unequal fight in vain Shall we, too, merely drink and die ? Sweet Acetate of Lead forbid 1 Kill every drink with pangs and tell What torture could and always did Anticipate tho stings of Hell ! Then drink, boys 1 drink ! Wo never can Drink younger ! And we never will Bo men or aught resembling man, While poisoners have tho power to kill ! Amen ! From Frenzy's screech of mirth To maudlin Sorrow's driveling flow, We'll rave, through scenes unmatched on earth, Aud not to be surpassed below ! Somebody loves Me. Two or three years ago the Superin tendent of the Little Wanderer's Home, in Boston, received piie morning a re quest from the J udge that he would come up to the Courtroom, lie com plied directly, and found there a group of seven little trirls forlorn, beyond what turned to see. The them (utterly and said-iMr. of these.'" " Certainly; I can his prompt reply. 'All! What in do v, ith them ?" " I'll make women L ragged, dirty and even he was accus Judge pointed to hopeless aud friendless) T k can you take any take them all," was the world can you of them." The Judge singled out one even worse in appearance than the rest, and asked ajraiu : " What would you do with that YVomcu and Marriage. one T- v He I'll make a woman out of her," Mr. repeated hopefully and firmly, took them all j home. They were washed and dressed, and provided with a good supper and beds. The next morning they went into the school-room with the rest of the children. Mary was the name of the little girl whose chances for better things the! Judge had thought so small. During j the forenoon the teacher said to Mr. ;T in reference to her: "I never saw a child like that ; I have tried for an hour smile and failed." Mr. T said I have speculated a great deal on mat rimony. I have seen young and beauti ful women, the pride of the gay circles, married, as the world says, well. Some have moved into their costly houses, and their friends have all come and looked at their furniture and their splendid home for happiness, and have gone away aud committed them to their sunny homes, cheerfully and without fear, . It is natu ral to be sanguine for them, as the young are sometimes carried away with similar feelings. I love to get unobserved in a comer and watch the bride in her white attire, and with her smiling face and soft eyes meeting me in the pride of life, weave a waking dream of future happiness, and persuade myself that it will be true. I think how they will sit upon the luxuri ant sofa as the twilight falls, and build gay hopes, and murmur in low tones the not now forbidden tenderness, and how thrillin&r the allowed kiss and beautiful endearments of wedded life will make even parting their ioy, and how gladly they will come back from the crowded and empty mirth of the gay to each oth er s quiet company 1 picture to myself that young creature who blushes even now at his hesitating caress, listening easerlv for his footsteps as the nisrht steals on, wishing he would to get a simile come, and when he enters at last, with an afterwards that her face was tho saddest he had ever seen sorrowful beyond expression ; yet she was a very little girl, only five or six years old. j After school he i called her into his office, and said pleasantly: "Mary, I've lost my little pet. l used to have a little girl who would wait upon me and sit on my knee, and l loved her very much. A kind lady and gentleman adopted her, and she went to live with them. I miss her, hnd I should like you to take her place ana be my pet now will you t A gleam of poor girl's face and light Hie Lye of an litAGLE. lhe eyes of all birds have a peculiarity ot struct ure winch enables them to see near and distant objects equally well, and this wonderful power is carried to the great est perfection in the bird of prey. When we recollect that an eagle " will ascend more than a mile in a perpendicular height, and from that enormous eleva tion will perceive its unsuspecting prey and pounce upon it with unerring cer tainty; and when we see the same bird scrutinizing with almost microscopic nicety, au object close at hand, we should at once perceive that he possesses the power of accommodating his sight to distance in a manner to which our eye is unfitted, and of which it is totally inca pable. It we take a printed page we shall dis cover that there is some particular dis tance, probably ten inches, at which we can read the words and see each letter with distinctness; but if we move the page to a distance of forty mche3, we should find it impossible to read at all ; a scientific man would therefore call ten inches the focus or focal distance of our eyes. We cannot alter this focus ex cept by the aid or spectacles. But an eagle has the power ot altering the focus of his eye just as he pleases ; he has only to look at an object at the dis tance or two or three miles to see it with perfect distinctness. The ball of his eye is surrounded by mteen little plates called sclerotic bones. They form a com plete ring, and their edges slightly over lap each other. When he looks at a distant object this little circle of bones , expands, and tho flitted across the she began to under stand him. He gaye her ten cents and told her to go to the store near by and get some candy. "While she was out he took two or three newspapers, tore them in pieces and scattered them about the returned m a few her "Mary, will you a little for me pick room. v hen shel minutes, he said to clear up my office up these papers and make it look real nice t" She went to work with a will. A little more of this iort of management in fact, treating her just as a kind father would brought about the desired re suit. She went into the school-room alter dinner, with so changed a look and bearing that the teacher was astonished Tho child's face was absolutely radiant ; and half fearful of I some mental wander ing, the teacher went to her and said : happy somebody to love me I Oh ! I've got somebody to love swered earnestly, come down to earth. This was all the me!" tho child an as if it were heaven secret. For affection as undying as his pulse, nestling upon his bosom. 1 can feel the tide that goes flowing through the heart, and gaze with him upon the graceful form as she moves about in the kind offices of. aflec tion, soothing all his unquiet cares, and making him even forget himself in her young and unshadowed beauty. 1 go iorward tor years, and see her luxuriant hair put soberly away from her brow, and her girlish graces resigned into dignity and loveliness, chastened with the gentle meekness of maternal affection. Her husband looks on with a proud eye and shows the same fervent love and del icate attentions which first won her, and her fair children are grown about them, and they go on, full of honor and un troubled years, and are remembered when they die. A Loving and Lady Wife. The following matrimonial incident is from the Quincy (Cal.) National of February 27th A miner, living in this place has a wife in Oroville. About the first of February he wrote her, asking for certain informa tion. He Wrote her he had been poison ed by eating cake, and that he had given some to an Indian, which nearly killed him. By the last mail tho husband re ceived the following answer from his cara sposa : Uroville, Feb. 18, 1869. I have received your letter. I was much surprised and extremely con cerned at hearing of your late misfortune 1 really hope they have been exaggerated by your report, and that upon investiga tion you will find your health in a much better condition than you imagine. "It, indeed, it is true that you have i i n ij ii i -p want of I weeu BU uauiy vreaieu, ie& me ueg ui you Feline Sagacity. A New Hampshire paper tells ' the following : " Lost year Mr. Charley Edgerly, of Meredith, owned a cat which was a regular hunter. lie would often go off and bring in rabbits. If any of the family would go berrying, Tommy would go too, and devote his energies to wild game. If he became separated from the party, ho would climb a tree and ascery tain the direction to head himself .'.to find them. He could catch . birds on, trees, and the boys of the family, know ing the propensity of squirrels to take to fences and stone walls when in danger,, would put him on a wall and alarm the game. One afternoon Tommy caught fifteen squirrels in this manner. He would wait any length of time when put in a place and told to stay there. One day he brought a rat and laid it at tho feet of Mr. Eagerly, who took out his knife and skinned it. Fussy sur veyed the operation with intense inter est, and seemed highly plcased-with it Mr. EJgerly said, "go and get another," and the cat went and returned at intervals, during the day with three more, whkdv" were duly skinned under feline superin tendence. Mr. Edgerly told the cat that he would skin all that it could catch; and henceforth made it his sola occupation to catch the rodents and see their hides removed. The skins of the rats were fastened on the barn at the distance of a few feet from the ground. Thirty-seven trophies were in time dis played on the barn. One day this te- love that little one s life had been so cold and desolate that she had lost childhood's beautiful faith apd hope. She could not at first believe in the reality of kindness or joy for her. It was this certainty that some one loved her and desired her affection, which lighted the child's soul and glorified her face ! Mary has since been adopted by wealthy people, and lives in a beautiful home in New England : but more than all its comfort and; beauty, running like a golden thread through it all, she still finds the love of her father and mother. Shall we who hive many to love, and her standing near, her face beaming with joy., "Aow take me to my son. JNeed we tell the rest r How the car riage was ordered and 6pcedily driven by John, in the direction Mabel pointed out; how it returned, bringing the hitherto alienated ones home to the father's house, to reioice henceforth in his love : and how the sick man, amid the comforts homer and with a mind at peace, grew rapidly strong and well ? The wife, whose 6nly sin had been poverty, proved herself a treasure, and became a mine of filial affection. . And as for little Bertie, he became the pet of the house, and es pecially of his grandfather, who ever af- ter etyiea mm nis umu-uay g""v German Confederation. it may be of interest to some to know that the States of the German Confederation are Prussia, with Lanenberg, Saxony, Meck-lenburg-Schwerin,Saxony-Weimar,Meck- lenberg-Strelita, Oldenburg, Brunswick, Saxony-Meiningen, Saxony- Altenberg, Saxony-Coburg-Ootha, Anhalt, Schwattz- bnrsr. Sehwartz-Rudolstadt, Sondershau- a ball of his eye being releaved from the to love us. refuse to be comforted to see .pressure, becomes flatter; and when he any value and use: of life any work for looks at a near object the little bones I our hands to do (-because one of our press together, and , the ball of the eye treasures may be removed from our sight is thus squeezed into a rounder or more irom our home and care to a betterf convex . form. Ihei effect is very fa- And, oh! shall iwe let any of these miliar to everybody. A person with little ones go hungering for affection very round eyes is near-sighted, and can go up even to God's throne, before they to live up under your afflictions, putting your trust in Him who directs all things for the best, and whose All-seeing eye watches over us continuously. I have but little time to answer letters, and es pecially letters of so little importance. "Oh ! how sorry 1 feel for the poor Indian. Tell me-"-and quickly, too was it a buck or squaw you gave the cake to? " 'Innocence shall make False accusation blush, and tyranny Tremble at patience. "In excellent health getting along nicely. Some x one no matter who was telling me tho other day that Thomp son's colt is dead. ' ." f onlf see clearly an object that is near I i - t -. i n i - mm : ana a person - witii nac eyes, as in old age, can see nothing clearly except at a distance. The eagle, by the mere will, can make his . eyes round or flat, ana see witn equal clearness at any distance. Una '.'one Magazine'. to love them !" Artlmr's n m oimple, but ruzzLiNQ. -xwo men arriving at the same time at a window wherein was hung a large painting of a gentleman, one asked the other if he knew who it was.. The answer was Brothers and sisters I have none. But that man's father was my father's son. 4 What relationship was he of the picture to the speaker f Another : Two persons meeting in tbe street ' one addressed the other as "my son," to which the person addressed re sponded : "It L am your son, you are not my father." Again, what was the sen. Waldeck.Keuss, Ancient Line,lteuss, relationship r New: Line, Schaumburg-Lippe,; Lippe, ;i For the benefit of those of our readers Determining ! Longitude. -An ob sorvatory is now in process of erection at Salt Lake Citv. under the direction of the United States; Coast Survey, in order to obtain an exact' meridian, and for the purpose of determining the difference of longitude at specified points across tne continent ; from Cambridge, , .Massachu setts, to San Francisco, California. An intermediate station has been established Omaha. Nebraska. 1.500 milea west of Cambridge. The observatory at Salt Lake Citv is 1,000 miles west of Omaha, and little under 900 miles east to San Francisco. , To obtain the requisite piers for mounting the transit instruments, Brigham Young jlias to send teams to Weber Ganvon. and bring the blocks of stone a distance of sixty miles. Measure of an Acre. -The Mary land Farmer gives the following table of distance, by which it says an exact acre can be found: . 5 yards wide by 968 yards long con tains one acre. 10 yards wide by 484 yards long con tains one acre. 20 yards wide by 242 yards long con tains one acre. -. 40 yards wide by 121 yards long con tains acre. 80 yards long by 60 1 yards wide con tains one acre. 70 yards long by 66 1-7 yards wide contains one acre. 220 feet long by 198 feet wide con tains one acre. 440 feet long by 99 feet wide . con tains one acre. 110 feet wide by 360 feet long con tains one acre. w KB wwB oy ieet long con tains one acre. 120 feet wide by 363 feet long tains one acre. 240 feet long by 1811 feet wide con tains one acre. . , con- The largest distillery in the , country The Cleveland Herald calls Mr. Fiske Lubec, .Bremen, Hamburg, ana tnose i who nave not Deen to guessing school, we I has just beea finished near f iiexmgton, tne "naiiroaa ttobler," which a cotem- parts of the Grand Duchy of . Hesse j will state that the answer to the first. is j Kentucky. It will be able to make some j porary styles a "new phase of the turkey wnicn lie norm oi tne iiam. i -son, ' ana to ine secona, -iuoiner. ) zA)) gallons oi wnissy per aay. question. line Nimrod brought in a rat and laid it at Mr. Edgerly's feet. He was busy at the time and could not gratify the animal with the usual skinning opera tion. The cat laid it at his feet three successive times, and j was finally re pulsed in such a manner that Tommy went off with his tail and back up in the peculiar stiff gait which enraged animals have. From that day not a rat would he catch, though other small game con tinued to suffer as of old. - But now comes the wonderful part of the tale. On the nightof the day in which he became so mortally offended, Tommy went to the barn and tore down the hides of tho thirty-sevei? victims, to show his resentment of the insult. Such a case is rarely heard of, and so we re cord it for our readers, old and young. Though he would keep all his old habits, such as skating (for he would slide in the best manner ho was able, on the ice, whenever the boys went), he never again was known to catch a rat to the day of his death, which happened a few months afterward by his being caught in a fox trap. . No Go. The following bit of romance is tho richest we have heard of for a long time. A gentleman living on uoise river became very anxious for a wife, and agreed to give a certain Justice of the Peace, living in the county, fifty dollars if ho would find any woman who would marry him. All arrangements were made between the anxious one and the J. P. The J. P. made . it a business to find some one who would sail out on the sea of life with an unknown gentleman. The object of search was found the anxious gentleman sent for. The couple were perfectly satisfied with each other a appearance and much ado made over their happy future. The evening passed off pleasantly until the one so easily wooed and won called for a deck of cards and began to try fortunes (she is said to bo a fortune teller.) The deck was brought, and she began by telling the , fortune of her husband in prospect. He cut the cards; ala3i what a sorry cut for him. Ho cut the Jack with legs up! This was more than the second party could bear, and she exclaimed, in ac cents wild, "My God! my God! I've lost my husband." She vowed she would never marry a man . who would cut the Jack on the first turn, and with his legs up. Thus ended a little hit of Uoj.se valley romance. The gentleman is trying to sell his clothes at half their cost, and the J. P. is trying to fix up matters ana nave the couple united, lor he says he wants the $50. Be careful, young men, and see your "keeid" before you show it to the lady, and never out the Jack with legs up. lioise Democrat. 'Tis wondrous strange how great the change since I was in my, teens ; then I had a beau, and billet-doux, and joined the gayest scenes. But lovers now have ceased to vow ; no way they how contrive to poison, hang, or drown themselves becauso I'm thirty-five. Once, if the night was ever so bright,' I ne'er abroad could roam without "the bliss,tbe honor, miss, of seeing you safe home." But now I go, through rain and snow, fatigued and scarce alive, through all the dark, " without a spark, because I'm ; thirty-five, , China and India are the great reser voirs of silver, They have been absorb ing it ever since the Western world en tered into commercial relations with them; To these reservoirs there seems to be no bottom, i Millions upon millions of silver have beea ponred in there, and have to i tally disappeared from the sight of Joan. .