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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2!, 18(59.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1800.
Mr. Marshall's Choice."
Subscribers finding au 21 a.'ter their name will I
understand that their subscription expired with j
that naoiber, and lh:y are iivited to renew their t
subscriptions. Tcrnis S3 per aunum, in advance;
six months, S2 ; three mouth. 1. " I
Oh ! coulJ thero in this worll Ins ft.uud
Seine little pot of happy ground,
.Where village pleasures might go round,
.Without the village tutiliu;;.
How doubly blest that spot would be,
AVhere all might dwell iif liberty.
Free from the Litter iui.ery
Of gossip's en'Uos prattling !
For the benefit of wbuui it.uniy con
cern (aud who does it not ?) we propose
to offer, as art "outside leader," a short
eerruon onto the "absorbt-ut" topic of
'kissing. We term it a sermon on the
ground thnt, like a sermon, it requires
two heads and an applieatiun-ah ! The
text is to be found, beloved reader, in
Worcester's Dictionary, aod readeth in
this wise :
Kiss A salute by kissing, or by join
Of the origin of kissing we shall say
but little, as but little is known oh to it,
' but in passing, with another great writist
who preceded us, we unanimously unite
it invoking our heaviest blessing onto the
head of him who first iuveuted the de
Kisses may properly be divided into
two great classes the kiss uuiversal and
the kiss sentimental, says a cotemporary,
and both have their place in the "econo
my of nature." tJiide.' the first head
we may mention the salutatiou common
among ladies, and occurs generally upon
any encounter, public or private, aud is
very violent at times, especially after an
absence of a couple xf days or so. In
these off-hand inoculations there seems
there seems to be no particular form pre
scribed, except to "fire and fall back,"
which gives it a military aspect. Under
the second head comes the sentimental
r kiss I Ye gods, how shall we de? cribe
the stupendous, exstatie bliss conveyed
by the "application" of a sentimental
kiss! It occurs at all times and at ail
seasons, and seems to bo never out of
. place. Othello's farewell kisses, which,
tender and heart-broken as they were
having no power to bring the poor dead
Desdemona back to life, were the most
truly sweet and touching. : And. there
were the grand, passionate kisses of Car
iolanus iflong as my exile, sweec a? my
revenue !" and sweet Romeo's dying kiss
in the vaults of the Capulets. Under
the head of sentimental may be ranked
tho younglover's kisses, which are- ren
dered with upturned optica. They occur
commonly by pale moonlight in grottos
and shady retreats. We close this short
sermon by two quotations, one from Rev.
Sidney Smith, and the other by an un
. Says Sidney Smith : "We are in
favor of a certain amount of shyness
when a kiss is proposed, but it should
not be too long j and when the fair one
gives it, let it be administered with
warmth and energy let there be soul in
it. If she closes her eyes immediately
and sigh, the effect is greater.' She
should be careful not to slobber ' a kiss,
. bat give it as a humming bird runs his
bill into a honeysuckle deep but deli
cate." So much fof Sidney". Our un
known author writes : "What's in a
- kiss ? Really, .when people come to re
flect upon the! matter, calmly, what can
we see in a kiss f The lips pout slightly
and then touch the cheek softly and then
: they part, and then the job is complete.
There is a kiss in the abstract I View it
in the abstract ! Look at it philosophi
cally 1 What is there in it? And yet
millions on millions of souls have beeu
made happy by kissing? : Go where you
will, into what country you will, there is
kissing. There is surely some virtue in
Finally, with these brief remarks, we
close our sermon, only exhorting by way
of application, our readers to apply them
selves earnestly to the study of this sub
ject, believing that eventually they will
know more about "it, and that practice
: "How did you come to marry 'Mr.
Marshall, aunt Nannie ?"
Mi-;". Nannie Marshall wasn't my aunt,
but I had called her so for years, for he
was tho kindest and truest friend I ever
had. She sat silent, knitting busily and
smiling a little before she answered nie.
"It all came of shaking a tablecloth,"
said mint Nannie.
yWhat! did you trip htm up in its
folds, atid bring him down uil his knees
to you ?"
"No ; -I'll tell you. When I was four
years olJ, my mother died. I don't
know whether children of that tender
age remejuber their mother as I remem
bered mine or uot ; but when I was so
little that I sat in a high chair at the
table, I would watch the chairs filliug up
aiouud it with the persistent hope that
my mother would come to sit by me;
and I did not relinquish this hope after
I was old enough to comprehend death,
but clung to it, praying Christ to work a
miracle, as in the old Bible times, aud
let my dear mother appear to my longing
sight. "Never was there a more affectionate
cr imaginative child, and my youth was
a dreary time. My grandmother, who
had charge of me, meant to do her duty
by me, aud in the usual acceptance of
the term, she did it. I was- fed and
clothed, aud she taught me as well as her
limited means would allow. Rut she
never manifested any affection for me.
She was one of those kind of people who
think kisses and caresses foolishness;
and though I can look back now and re
member proofs of a secret tenderness,
she never kissed or caressed mo when .1
Was a child.
"I grew up starved for love. After I
was fourteen years old, I grew to look for
it from whence all girls look fo? it from
a lover. I read romances I built air
castles yet so well had I been trained
iu practical ways and habits that no one
dreamed of the turn ay mind wa9 taking.
My fondest dream was of the time when
a martial figure, with bold, bright eyes,
and gay apparel, should, seatted on a
milk-white charger, appear before me as
I spun in the porch, or gathered berries
in the field, and folding me to his heart
with tender and assuring "words, leap
upon his ste.d,and, with me in his arms,
fly to some unknown country where he
would make me queen of his castle. I
never realized, ugly, ignorant child that
I was, that it was peculiarly absurd as
applied to mo, until one day something
occurred which destroyed 'my beautiful
illusion, and made me wretched.
"There were always several weeks in
the fall, when, if the crops were good, I
was almost incessantly employed in gath
ering berries, which my grandmother
preserved for winter's use. My only
companion in this work was my cousin
Stephen, a boy two or three years young
er than myself.
"One day when thus employed, we
caught a glimpse of a man in regimentals,
riding swiftly through the woods.
I "Who can that be ?" said Stephen.
" 'Oh ! said I, in delight, 'perhaps it
is my. lover knight coming from the wars
to find me. Let us watch until he comes
round the bend of the road. If it is he,
he will take off his plumed hat and wave
it for me. Then ho will gallop up and
lift me to his horse and carry me" to his
Moated Castle.' . - ,
'y " A nice girl you are for a knight to
run off .with, ain't you? A handsome
ladylove you'd make, with your black
face and flying hair like a wild Indian's,
and mouth all stained with berries ? Ho !
ho I Wouldn't you look grand flying
away on a horse, with your old calico
dress flying, and your shoes falling off,
'cause they are so big ? I'd just like to
"My cloudland was destroyed forever.
From that moment I knew that I was
ugly, uncouth and unattractive, and my
hero-lover never came I ceased to ex
pect him. . i
"I grew older, I waa pale, plain, awk
wardly shy. I felt my personal defects
to a painful degree, and I shunned what
society was attainable to, me. . -.,
; "When I was eighteen years old, I
received an invitation from an aunt who
lived in Boston to visit her. I had never
seen her, and she knew uie only by re
port. She wished me to come and spend
the win'er with her. : ;r:
iiy grandmother was willing that
hhiiuld go, "but we were very poor, and it j
required a great deal of econoiSiy andv
management to furnish mo- with a ward-S
robe fit to visit tho city with. At last j
my outfit was completed, and I went to j
Boston. , -
"The family of my auut Caroline con
sisted of horself, her daughter, Julia, and
the orphan children of a deceased ecrn
Julia was just my age, and very pretty.7
It is a very hard thing to say, but I hou
estfy think that my aunt to whom iiiy
personal appearance had been described
wanted me to associate. with Julia as a
foil to hen beautv, and to reside in the
family that 1 might assist in taking caro
of the chileieu. At any rate, when I
came, the' single servant was discharged.
"The family lived elegantly; but I
soon found out that it was doue by the
strictest economy. My aunt worked hard
aud managed well, and no one outside of.
the house dreamed that their income was
as painfully snall as it was.
"Julia had a lover. Mr. Marshall was
very" handsome and mighty fineand I do
not wonder that he appeared very much
like a god to me then. He was but te
cently acquainted with Julia when he
went there, but he appeared very much
in love with "her. I used to help her
dress upon "the -eveuiuga on which be
came, and after she had gone down, look
ing like an angel, I used to shed a few
quiet tears of sorrow and loneliness, as I
stood and listened to their happy chat
and gay laughter ringing from the room
below. I was sure that I never could be
pretty, aud I thought nobody, would ever
"One day Mr, Marshall came to dine.
Extra attention was given to the house
and dinner. My aunt had been very
wealthy for a short time when first mar
ried, and from her husband's failure, she
had saved a few thiugs which gave tbe
house an air of means and style some
articles of fiue fable.silver, and some
handsome oil-paintings, I remember.
"With my assistance he- served the
dinner herself, and managed to be richly
dressed to appear at the table. V She
looked cool and stately.; but I, 'who. had
lingered until the last moment in the
kitchen, making gravies, and serving up
vegetables, was so tired that I could
bardly speak. I never did talk much,
though, so it was not noticed apparently,
Mr. Marshal! conversed of books, pictures,
and music, all of which Julia was ac
quaioteb with, and it was agreeable to
listen to them. I was scrry when the
meal was finished.
"Mr. Marshall turned to look at the
pictures on the wall when he arose, and
after a few moments, my aunt commenced
clearing the table. The dishes were pot
through a slide in the cupboard into the
kitchen. Julia stood looking out of the
"When the table was cleared of the
dishes, my aunt -went out. I sat down
and took up my sewing, thinking 'that
my aunt would be back in a moment to
finish clearing the table, and that I should
be allowed, during the afternoon, the
place of a guest. ' Mr. Marshall spoke to
me aod asked me to play backgammon.
It was the only game of pleasure that ' I
knew, and I was delighted at the thought.
I put down my sewing, and he brought
the board and arranged the game. y Julia
sat in a corner of the sofa with some em
broidery. : Just as we were ready to play,
1 looked up and saw that the. table still
stood spread with its linen cloth, and the
crumb cloth had not been taken up.
Julia glanced at it at the same moment,
and then turned serenely back to her
embroidery. I put down the dice-box
" 'Excuse me,' said J, .. 'aunt 'is not
coming back, and the table must be put
in its place,'
."I took off the cover and. carried it
into the kitchen ; then I came back, put
down the leaves of the old-fashioned table
and was goingto put it up at the side of
the room alone, when Mr. Marsnall
sprang and did it for me. ;
"Then, I took up the crumb cloth-, car
ried it out aud "shook it,' aud put it in its
place in the hall closet, and all the time
he stood and watched me, as if in sur
prise. When I was ready to sit down,
he played very badly. He seemed to bo
"lie c.inie to the house two or three
times after that, but never to spend an '
eveuing ulono witlv-Julia. Pretty soon
he did not come at all, and Julia used to
cry add phut and be so cross that she
made the whole family' Uncomfortable,
v "Oue day he drove up to Uiu door in a
splendid sleigh, for it was winter time,
and the sleighiugwas very good. Julia
Was sitting at the dining room "tire.
." 'There,' said she, jumping up, 'he's
come to take me to drive. Now, I won't
go a step unless he asks my pardon for
stajfhg away so long !'
"Her mother showed hiiu iuto the par
lor, and he asked for me. I went in
wonder. He asked me to go to ride as
coolly as if I had been in the habit -of"
driving with-him all the days of my life,
aud there was something in lua manner
that would not let me refuse. I "went,
and he asked me to marry him. I waited
three years for him, for he was not set
tled, in business then then we weie
married, and I have been happy - every
day of my life since.
'Oue day he told me why he had not
" 'I was pleased with her,' said he,
'but when I saw her let you, a uuest,
leave your employment with a gentleman,
to do her mother's work, while she sat
doing nothing but some embroidery, I
knew she was indolent and selfish, and
she never looked pretty to me after that
moment. If it had uot beeu for that
crumb cloth, Nannie, I should probably
have married her, and been as wretched
as I am now satisfied.' '. ...
Trials of Editors. We make the
following extract from an address recent
ly delivered before the "Iowa Press As
sociation," on this subject : "
In speaking of the revenue of the press,
I can not refrain from expressing my
views on the subject of free' advertis
ments. There is always to be found in
every considerable community a set of
creatures who imagine by some dispensa
tion they ought not, like other mortals,
to pay for what they receive. Editors
have extraordinary facilities for making
their acquaintance, and are kindly per
mitted to contribute gifts to their sup
port. In what other branch of business
would this be tolerated ? Allowing that
one has put the press under soma obliga
tion, does he not generally expect to get
back more than the worth of his servi
ces ? .
If a man does an editor a favor of re
markable value, let him have his remun
eration in " cash. On the other hand,
require him to pay for what the paper
hps done for him. It is as reasonable to
expect the carpenter to shingle your
house and the tailor to make.your 'clothes
without charge, 'as to ask the editor to
prepare and publish matter for your ben
efit without compensation. Length j
obituaries, marriages ornamented with
extracts from all the poets, and leugthy
puffs of corner lots or improvements,
come under this class of advertisements.
This custom of gratuitous notices and
advertiaetiflnts, from any quarter, ought
to cease, for the reason that it would be
a benefit to the printer's pockets, and
would in some degree .abate an almost
intolerable nuisance. The printer's path
has more thorns than roses ; and there
is no law, human or divine, that should
oblige him to shoulder the burdens of
those who are too lazy or stingy to take
care of themselves. People will come to
terms when they find their interests in
volved in a reasonable' compliance. .
The Presidont of the Spanish Cortes
rides in a "gala coach" an immense
affair of gilt and decorations and arms of
the ex-Queen, drawn by four splendid
animals, gaily caparisoned and led by
four grooms in full dress, with powdered
wigs, cocked hate, and all "that. The.
reins are of ilk, the wnip is expensively
mounted with gold, and of such is tho
imposing display for the suppression of
which the revolution .was supposed to
have been incited and carried out.
("OFFICIAL. : '
Laws of tlie United State.
PASSED AT THE VlRST SESSIOV OK THE rOBTT
Between Lhu United Stutoa of A nxsrioa sud
Kruueu concerning Trade Marks.
By the Freaideat of the United State of America.
1Ybrea8 u convention between tho "United
States of Amotion aiid his imperial Majesty the
Emperor of tbe French was concluded aud signed
by their rejpeotive plt-niportntiaries at the city of
Washington, on tbo sixteenth day of April hut,
which convention, bchig ia the English ami
Ffcuoh languages, is word Tot word aa follows :
The United Status of America and his Majesty
the Kuxpecor of the French, desiring to secure ia
thoir respective territories guarantee of prop
erty ia trade m.-trks, have rebolted to conclude a
special convention for this purpose, nJ hare
named as their plenipotentiaries I The President
of the United States, Hamilton Fish, Secretary 1
of State, and his Majesty the Emperor of the
French, J. Bertbeuiy, Commander Of the Impe
rial Order of the Legion of Honor, Ac, Ac, tc
accredited as bis envoy extraordinary aud minis
ter plenipotentiary td the United States ; and the
said plenipotentiaries, after1 an examination of
their respective full powers, which wero found to
be in good aud due form, have agreed to and
signed the following articles :
Every reproduction in one of the two countries
of trade marks affixed in tho other to certain
merchandise to prove its origin and quality, is
forhiddon, and shall give ground for an action for
tiaiuugos ia favor of tho injured party, to be
prosecuted in the courts of the country in which
tbe conterfeit eh till be proveu, just as if the
plaintiff wore a subject or citizen of that country.
The exclusive right to nse a.trade mark for tho
benefit of citizens of the United States iu France,,
or of French subjects in the territory of tbe
United fcvutes, cuuuot exi.it for a longer period
than that fixed by the law of tho country tor its
If the trade mark has become public prop
erty in the country of its origin, it shall be
equally free tj all iu the other country. . '
If the owners of trade marks, residing in either
of the two countries, wish to secure their rights
in the other country, they must deposit duplicate
copies of thoMs marks in the Patent Office at
Washington, and in the clerk's office of the
Tribunal of Commerce of the Seine, at Paris.
Tbe present arrangement shall take effect
ninety days after tbe exchange of ratifications by
the two governments, and shall continue in force
for ten years from this date.
In case neither of the two high contractu g
parties gives notice of its intention to discontinue
this convention, twelve months before its.expira-
tiou, it shall remain in lorce oue year irom the
time that either of the high contracting parties
announces its discontinuance. -
AKTICLB IV. ,
The ratifications of the present 'arrangement
shall be exchanged at Washington, within ten
months, or sooner, if possible.-
In faith whereof the respective plenipoten
tiaries hare signed the present convention in
duplicate, and uffiicd thereto the seal of their
Done at Washington, the sixteenth day of
April, in tbe year ot our JLord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-nine.
sbal. . HAMILTON FISH.
SKA1..1 " BERTHEMY. -
And whereas the said convention has been duly
ratified on both parts, and the respective ratihca
tions of tho same were exchanged at Washington,
on the 3d instant, by J. C. B. Davis, acting Sec
retary of fcta.te of the United states, and Count
iaverney, charge d affaires of his imperial Maj
esty the. Emperor, of tbe French at Washington,
on the part of their respective governments : -Now,
therefore, be it known that I, Ulysses S.
Grant, President of tbe United States of America.
have caused the said convention to be made
public, to the end that the same and every clauso
and part thereof may be observed and fulfilled
with good faith by the United. States and the
citizens thereof. -
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States to
be affixed. . ' -
Done at the city of Washington, this sixth day
of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-nine, and of the inde
pendence of the United stales toe ninety-fourth.
seal. U. S. OIIANT.
By the President : , '
J. C. Bancroft Davis, -
Acting Secretary of State. "
By the Pretident of tha United Stale of Amer ica.
Whereas an additional article to the conventioa
for regulating the jurisdiction of consuls, between
the United States of America and bis Majesty tbe
King of Italy, was concluded and signed by their
respective plenipotentiaries at Washington, on
the twenty-first day of January, eighteen, hund
red and sixty-nine, which additional article,
being in tbe English and Italian languages, is
word for word as follows:
- The exchange of ratifications ef the convention
for regulating the jurisdiction of consuls, between
tbe United States and his Majesty the King of
Italy, which was signe on the eta or .February,
1868, having been unavoidably delayed beyond
the period stipulated in Article XVIIt.it is agreed
between the high contracting parties that the
said convention shall hare the same force and
effect as it would hare had if the exchange had
been effocted within the stipulated period.
In witness whereof the respective plenipoten
tiaries have signed the present article in dupli
cate, and have affixed thereto tha seal of their
Done at Washington, the 21st day of- January,
- sai..1 - WILL JAM H. SEWARD.
sbal.J M. CERRUTI.
And whereas the said additional article baa
been duly ratified on both parts, and the re
spective ratifications were exchanged at Wash
ington, on the 7th instant!
Jsow, therefore, be it known- that "I, TJ. 8.
Grant, President of the United States of America,
have caused the said additional article to be
made public, to- the end that the same and every
clause and article thereof may be observed and
fulfilled with good faith by the United States and
the citizens thereof. '
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States Ctt
be affixed. '
. Done in the city of Washington, this eleventh
day of May, in the year of oar Lord one thous
and eight hundred and sixty-nine, and of the
independence of the United -States of America the
ninety-third. ' :'
fKAL. ' - U. S. GRANT.
By the President: - . .. r- :
. Secretary of State.
TltidinflH 'mina.llir - i. . u ? .. . 1
out city presents quite a lively uspoct,
. A Western paper has the following
apology to make i :In "our paragraph
yesterday concerning thirteen ministers
who bad been spanked in infancy, for
spanked read sptiuktcd. ? . ; ,. , .1
' Young ladies, our fashion gossip sayfe;
are to wear "Square bxAlies." Will they
prevent1 the beaux from coming round ?
-Ada Webb has a breach of promts
suit against oue John Skao, of Detroit.
Sho values her injuries at $50,000.
An uninjured whisky bottle was th -only
thing capable identification of abotit
a poor fellow who was run over on au
Ohio railroad, the other day. ,
Ruby Valley, in Nevada, is so called
on at'cotfflt of the immense number of
rubies found in ttse sands of the mountain,
streams flowing through it. These gems,
though very beautiful , and - perfect crtf
iftri Amnll ft Km nirVinrrtaKT4 t.fiA larc
est only being the size of a pin head. .
The Maryland girl who shot her be- ,
trayer the other day is at liberty, and do
one will arrest her. She doesn't eveB
have to play insane as a precaution.
A plucky girl in Jasper county, Indi
ana, who, it is said, getting jilted, instead '
of taking arsenic, took a stout stick anil
licked the fellow handsomely. 1 lie "came
to" and married her. t ".
An Omaha paper has established a de
partment of betrothals. The only' re
maining item of intelligence I of thh
character to be seized upon and published
in the papers is "flirtations," the publica
tion of which has hitherto been ' monopo
lized by sewing societies and quilting
parties. . f '
A Weatherfield paper says there are
j . 1 ... . ii
iiiuiu ueacuiia iu mat, tuwu tuan in any
place in Connecticut. The other day
well-known deacon went to the steamboat
wharf to see a friend off, and as, the boat
con," whereupon twelve men, who stood
upou the j wharf, immediately tipped
their - hats i and - responded "Good-bye,
. A lecturer was dilating upon the pow
ers of the magnet, defying any one to
show or name anything surpassing ita
A 4 . . ...
power, a nearer demurred, and instan
ced a young lady, ' who used to attract
him thirteen miles every Sunday.
In a new town in Iowa, all , the deeds
stipulate that intoxicating liquor shall
never be sold on the premises?
Canada has a new patent law. It ex
eludes from its benefits all aliens and
non-residents. A person may secure a
patent only by a residence of a year "In
A wedding took place near Dry Grove,
Miss., a few days since, in which tha
bride - had scarcely reached her tenth
year ; the groom being over six feet high,
and thirty-seven years of age.
'There is a lady in Sutton, N. Y., who
was married at twelve years of age, who
is the mother of sixteen children, weighs
210 pounds, and js "fair, fat and for-J-"
. , ; .... ;
If a-lady snap you up, don't return the
compliment. Show that your skio is aa
tough as she thinks" her tongue is ebarp.
You can stand it if she can. '
A carpenter being asked fat riddle,
propounded tbe following : "I picked
it up : I couldn't find it i I put it down.
ana went aiong witn it." iNO one could
guess it. It was a splinter of . wood in -
his foot.-: .. , . ,., -- f H '
A wise old gentleman; who knew all
about it,' on retiring from business . gave
the following sage advice to hisson and'
successor : "Common sense, my sen, ia .
valuable in all kinds of business except '
love making." . v," .
Chicago has never seen the. time when
she contained so many persons out of ,
employment aa at the present. V It is ?
computed that not less, than 10,000 men, "
vwU, Vja uu gnu m out or wore in
that city. . A . . . c ,
Observations' by physicians in some 4.
parts of Texas show that while the nat
ural growth of the whiter r3' r been -unimpeded,
the colortd p c j Ca ; di
minished by mortality and -eaf ration
about ten per cent, in the last four
3 The Czar of Itussia soems to br v
affraid of the women. He has interdict
ed a Sorosis at St. Petersburg.