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ALBANY, OIIEGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23.-1869.
Sarah's Honey Bees.
Relic Risley had gone
week when I had my
U. S. Official Paper for Orcg-on.
The Mallei: and the Moon.
O. Moon ! did you soo
My love anil rue
In tho Tale, beneath the sycamore tree .'
O, JI.n! Uurt't tell
'Ttra nothing iu:33 you tuow very well 1
O, Moon ! you know
A long time ago
You left the sky uii'i descended below
Of a summer's night,
, By your own sweet li'ht.
To meet your Eu Jvaiion on Latimoa' night.
And there, O, Moon I
You gave him a boon
You wouldn't Iiu sure h:ive granted at neon j
'Twas nothing amis.",
Beiiifr only tire Mies
Of giving and biking an iunocent kiss
Some churlish lout
Waa spying about,
AVent oK and babUKd and so it got out )
iJut tor all tie sold
The sea could hold,
0, Moon 1 1 wouldn't have enc and tuld.
So. Moou, don't tell
Of what befell
My lover and me in the leafy dell j
He is honest and true,
And lemember, too,
W'e Only behaved like your lover and you I
from the city a
1869. , about Cape May. Then) was quite a
party ot us who were going, but it was
all brokc!i up because our chaperons
failed us. and now, with midsummer close
at hand, the city heat - intolerable, and
my trunk already packed f jr a start, I
was left absolutely aimless, nowhere to
go. "So I wrote to Belle, and in two days
had her answer.
"Do come down here with me," she
wrote, " it's desperate lonely, and I'm
dying for the sight of a friend. There
is actually nothing to do, and no one to
speak to ; so you can imagine my state of.
mind. Otherwise, the air is lovely, the
scenery perfect, and it's a little old hum
drum village, just as you like it. I've
spoken to Aunt Km about it, and he
wants you to come ; so hurry, do, and
: you needn't bring any fine dresses, for
i you won't wear them. I just keep on
! my camisole from morning till night, and
j hum Ah hoh (riniue, and stare at the
i roses. I cat bread and milk and
So we went out in the front porch,
while Sarah and her mother cleared the
table and washed up the dishes.
"How did you get acquainted with
3Ir. Brooks, Belle?" I asked, as I fas
tened a pink bud in her light puffs.
"Why, you know, I wrote ' you there
was nobody here to spcuk to," she an
swered gayly, "and I felt like wasted
sweetness and so lonesome. And wasn't
it queer, he came to call . on Aunt Em
the very day after I sent my letter. I
suppose he heard somehow of uiy being
here. lie was away on business all the
week before, so he couldn't come sooner,
he said. And now he has been here
four times, and I think he's splendid.
He isn't very easy to flirt with, because
he's so honest, I suppose ; but I mean to
have him dead in love with me before I
go home." ; -
"And what then ?" I asked. "I should
think you'd be tired of getting yourself
into scrapes, Belle."
She began to sing "Oh I won't be a
nun," and we sat in the door looking
down the path. What a dear old
grew on one side or the steps, ana a bush
of southern wood tn the other. There
were cinnamou roses and damask roses
along the fence, and the clover grew
deep and rich all over the yard.
"He's coining," whispered Belle, and
I thought to
NeW Magazine. A new monthly, i
called "Hitchcock's New Monthly Mag- ,
azinc," has made its appearance on our ;
table. The October number, in addition j
to the usual pages of choice reading, con- j
Jains the words and music of "Tho Starry j
Flag," "My Soul to God, my Heart to ;
Thee" and "Kit Flanagan's Fairy,'1
winding up with that beautiful piece of
musie entitled "The Kiss Waltz." The
znagaziue Is tastily printed, on heavy
paper, in the ordinary size and form of
regular sheet musie, and is the cheapest
publication of its character in the United
States. It is published at 24 Beekman
street, New York, by Bonj. W. Ilitch-
cock, at S3 per annum.
Omaha Rei-cblicax. The Omaha
Republican comes to us in an entire new
dress, looking as neat as a new pin, and
filled with sparkling gems of thought, i
fit li-l 1 t-Tlil-jf fMCrh .lliwt. tlnnir 1 . . .
for you, Phetie dear, so come and get re
cruited." I decided that I should like it, so re
packed my trunk, putting iu fewer
dresses and more books, thinking Belle
and I could read to each other under the
trees, and just a week from the date of
her letter, the old yellow stage coach left
me at the farm house gate. It was a
great, comlortaole looking house, painted
red, with butternut trees in front, and
lilac and rose bushes.
And there was Belle running down
the path to nteefrme, while a handsome,
; stalwart young man stopped in the door
lookiug after her. Caiuisoies and sim
! plicity indeed I Belle's hair wns crimped
; and puffed three inches hiuh, and sha
"Why, rhene Bennett,"
myself, "have 'ou made
already r it can t nc that the man
disappointed because I am not going."
In mi instant another thought struck me,
and I looked around for Sarah, but she
was up stairs makiDg beds. She came
to the window when Belle was ready to
mount. Mr. Brooks scarcely noticed
her, but assisted Belie with the greatest
caxe, paid her a compliment on the way
she held the reins iu her tiny, gauntleted
hand, and theu they rode away, Belle's
merry laughter floating back on the air.
I went up to our rjotn and tried to
read a little, but the scent of roses and
newly cut hay stole through the window,
and the blue birds and robins were sing
ing, s'o that I was soopglad to lay down
my book, for it was "better to be quiet
there and receive rest into my soul. 1
heard the bees humming and buzzing
among the flowers, and I wondered if
Sarah was watching them.
"I believe I will go down and study
into the nature of bees," I thought, sud
denly, and on the impulse I went.
"You'll Cud her right out by the back
door, under the apple trees," said aunt
Em, when I enquired after Sarah.
So I went out exploring. I can fairly j you will do it, II u;
see it now, that fine old yard, with its i mother right awav
Mr. Brooks walked rapidly down the
road, apparently with no intention of
stopping, till Belie called and asked him
in the corner,
hives, ten in a row,
and croiug, full of
had on her white alpacas and torquoisos.
B-l!e was blonde, and always looked
prettiest in white and blue. She kissed
me on both cheeks, and theu danced a
little waltz ahead of me as I walked up
the path with my traveling bag. A
moment more and she introduced "Mr.
Brooks" to uio.
'.My now friend, Piuuc. Latest but
not least," she said, with a coquettish
air; and the gentleman, bowing, made a
few pleasant remarks about my journey;
then, with the excuse that he was sure
we would wish to be alone together, he
ba lo us good afternoon and departed.
T , 1, . 1.,H', 1 J
It is one of the ablest papers in the est f . , . - , .. ,
r 1 i look straight in my eves.
as wcu as one oi trie largest, Doing a
thirty-six column sheet. It is published
daily, tri-weekly and weekly, at 10, 55
and S2 50 per annum. We welcome it
to our exchange list.
"What mischief are you iu now, dear?"
"Oh, don't pinch !" she cried, laugh
ing, "don't you think he's nice' I call
him my Corydon ; and now don't you
begin to flirt with him, love, for he's my
Regulators in Indiana. A ter- j CtfPcJal PPcy"
tt.1 -..:-, :. , I ,i"'ua! idl,"I
tiUlQ OU1W VM. MUlltl3 13 lCUUCU IU IMC
vicinity of Taylorville, Warlock county,
Indiana. On Sunday last two men were
shot fatally in a quarrel with a band of
regulators, to whom the men killed are
said to have belonged. Several people
have been driven out of the neiarhbor-
hood, and others have been wounded by
these self-elected administrators of justice.
One man, who had paid no attention to a
warning, was found dead. Law abiding
people seem paralyzed.
Supreme Justice. A rumor from
"Washington is to the effect that Judge
Pierrepont, of New York, will be ap
pointed one of the Justices ot. the Su
preme Court, Attorney General Hoar
preferring to remain in the Cabinet to
accepting a place on the Supreme Court
Unn County Teacher's Institute.
The Linn County Teacher's Institute
was Attended by a respectable number of
the citizens of the county. Those in
attendance, no doubt, were very profitably
entertained by the manner in which the
exercises were couducted, it being well
calculated to promote our educational
The principles of Arithmetic were in
troduced by C. Chingman, and discussed
by H. d Phillips, D. Porter and others.
School Government was introduced by P.
H. Wigle, followed by C. Gray and
Many other important questions, relat
ing to common schools, were discussed
with ability and shrewdness. The speak
ers generally showed a familiarity with
their profession, and a competency to
give instruction to the youth.
A very creditable and pleasing feature
of the occasion, was the reading of essays,
by H. C. Phillips, T. L. Porter, Miss E.
J. Smith, Miss I. D. Watts, Miss M. A.
Gray and Miss M. A. Morgan. -
The following persons were elected
officers for the next session : Wm. Mor
gan, President ; P. H. Wigle, Vice Pres
ident; T. L. Porter, Secretary; Thoa.
Morgan, Treasurer, and P. II. Wigle, C.
Gray and IT. Russell, Executive Com
mittee. , Adjourned to meet at Harmony
Church, the first Thursday in June, 1870.
T. L. PORTER,
Ohio- 'Late dispatches say that the
Republicans of Ohio claim, and the Dem
ocrats concede, 10,000 majority for
Ilayes, and three Republican majority in
the House, and one majority in the Sen
wonder what Archie
liussell would say.
"I haven't accepted Archie yet," said
3elle, defiantly ; " and who knows but
what I should like to live in the country,
after all ! . Don't you think that Cordon
has fine eyes, Phene ? But maybe you
'No, I didn't," I answered, a little
shortly, quick to foresee that Belle and I
were not to have such long, indolent,
dreamy talks and readings under the
trees as I had imagined. For flirtation
put everything out of tune.
But Belle only laughed, and led rac off
up stairs to a large, pleasant, "easy
chamber," that we were to occupy to
gether. She flew around in her most
winsome way, helped me off with my
cumbersome dress, seated me in a little
low rocking chair, and taking down u;y
hair began to brush it for nie in our old
school girl fashion, while she chatted
about all the city news.
By and by her Aunt Em came in to
see me and make me welcome. She was
a nice old lady, with shrewd, honest eyes,
and I liked her in a moment.
"Where's Sarah ?" asked Belle.
"Oh, Sarah's out watching the bees,"
said Aunt Em. We're expecting every
minute when they'll begin to swarm.
And I must go right away to see after
the milk, so you won't see me again till
And away she went, full of housewifely
"Your cousin Sarah 1" I asked, vaguely
remembering that I had heard a cousin
Sarah mentioned some time or other.
"Yes," said Eelle. "All the rest of
Aunt Em's daughters are married, all
"Is she nice and pretty V I asked with
"Why, I "don't know," said Belle,
laughing carelessly, "l'es, Sarah is good,
very good in her way. She's as much as
twenty-five years old, going to be an old
maid, you know, and she is good and
quiet in her little way ; and she makes
the butter, and watches the bees. That's
all there is about Sarah. Have you seen
Archie Russell since I came away, dear ?
And did he ask about me?"
So we went back to our city gossip,
and only finished when the call to 'sup
per was heard. Such a supper, such
bread and butter I such fruit, and cream,
and honey ! while Aunt Em kept up a
little friendly talk about her Alderney
1 .-11 n - .
ana ner currant jeny, ana Saran, with a
preoccupied air, said she was glad tho
new hives had been sent np from the
store that afternoon. I liked Sarah, she
looked 'so gentle, so little self-asserting, it
seemed as if she had grown up in her
way of life as naturally and contentedly
as the lilac bashes in theirs, and as firmly
rooted. Going to be an old maid! I
wonder why, for in those days I had not
learned what beauty may lie in the lives
of the unmarried. -'
- "Come," said Belle, springing up from
the table, "come, Phene, and put some
rosebud in my hair, for Corydon will bo
here this evening I almost know he
he wasn't coming in.
"I was going to the village, but this is
pleasanter," ho said, opening the little
gate and coming up to us. ".Miss Ben
nett, I hope you are pleased with your
first afternoon here. How are your aunt
and cousin, Miss Riley? I have not
sceu them to-day." 1
"Oh, they are out in the kitchen," said
Belle, raising Ler smiling blue eyes to
his. "Isn't it lovely here at this hour,
Mr. Brooks ? Every day tii'tcr tea I come
; here to watch i r the evening star. See.
I there it .is now, just over those clouds,
j Isn't Venus beautiful ?"
! Mr. Brooks seemed to think that
J Ycaus was beautiful, and sitting down by
j us he appeared quite ready to join in
I Belle's lively clatter and quick repartees,
. But it occurred to me that he was not
quite so susceptible as Belie thought.
I A few belated bees were humming
around the white clover.
'Some of Sarah's honey bees," I said.
At that moment Sarah herself came
through the narrow entry and sat down
among us with her knitting. She was a
quiet bit of background for Belle's bril
liancy, only when one of us said anything
witty she laughed as if she enjoyed it.
'Ihe sun went down and the -moonlight
came instead, shining white on the silver
elms and windows.
"I am going," said Mr. Brooks, and
he rose. "What do you say to a rido on
horseback to-morrow, young ladies ?
Don't you think your cousin would like
it. Sarah ?"
"Ves, indeed," she "said, "and it is
such a pleasant ride to the cliff. Belle
has not seen the cliff yet."
"Very well," he replied; "I know
your two horses are good under the
saddlo, and I will bring my Brownie for
the third. You had better take Brownie,
Sarah, he. is used to you. Ana now I
reallv must hasten awav. Good night
And on he went. e prepared to so
into the house.
"He did not give me time to answer,"
said Sarah," in her quiet way; "but I
have no idea that 1 shall be ahle to go
with you to-morrow. And you shall ride
Brownie. Belle, he is iust the- horse for
"You're a good, amiable little thing,
Cousin Sade," exclaimed Belle, joyously.
"That is just what I wauted. Oh, how
I shall enjoy riding with my handsome
Corydon ! Promise me not to interfere,
Sarah gathered up her work silently,
and went into the keeping-room, where
her mother sat. But Belle and I went
up into our own room, took down our
hair and had a comfortable talk.
"I like your cousin Sarah, Belle," I
said, "she is such a harmonious person;
she dont jar on one's feelings."
''Oh, no, of course not," Belle said.
"Sarah is a good little thing, and I have
quite an affection for her. But she is
gray. Do you know what I mean. Some
people seem gray all the way through
all a monotone on a minor key no
warmth, no sparkle in them, nothing to
take hold of. Sarah is that way ; I never
think about Sarah there isn't anything
to think about in her."
And Belle, with her shining blue eyes
and hair rippling in waves all down her
shoulders, sprang up and danced abou
the room like a bewitched Uudinp.
"I feel so full of life I" she exclaimed,
stopping breathless, her rosy cheeks red.
"And I'm tired, dear, I'm going to
bed," I replied, feeling more and more
the after fatigue of traveling.
The next day Was lovely, bnt I felt
still tired and had a headache. It seem
ed to me that to ride on a strange horse
that day would be intolerable, and I told
Belie I would stay at home if she did
"No, dear, I don't mind," she said,
gaily. "Corydon and I can have a good
time all by ourselves.
Corvden came riding up to the gate
presently, leading a lady's horse by the
bridle, and Belle ran out to greet him,
then flew up stairs to put on her pretty
blue ridin" habit. .
"But where are' the other horses ?"
asked Mr. Brooks, looking surprised.
"Oh, Sarah and 1 are not going," I
said. ; "She is to watch the bees, and I
am not well enough to ride to-day, so I
shall keep her company."
Mr. Brook 3 actually bit his lip and
row of fruit trees, and the little garden
Under the trees stood the
with the bees coming
business and excite-
l ment. And near by sat Sarah, with her
work in her hand, in her quiet, contented
j way, seeming a natural part of the sunny
j morning, the bees humming in the sweet
! air. -
I "To begin with," I thought to myself,
! you remind me of Isaac Walton and his
j book, where he describes the" meek who
J inherit' the . earth. You are inheriting
I this fine morning. So far, gray is good."
"An end of this bench is ail I have to
offer you, Miss Beunett," said Sarah ;
I "but wou't you set down
I "Don't call me Miss Bennett I'm
Pheue," I entreated. "Yes, I'll come
! there in a minute, but I want to look at
j the garden first."
j For I delight ia oldfashioned gardens,
'and this was just after my own heart,
j The beds and oldfashioned pinks for bor
I das, that double kind that fall apart, too
! fragrant to live. Uillvfiowers.. double
and single, poppies like great quadruple
I roses, amaranths aud "beetles," marigolds
Oh, I hope they will settle in our yard,
somewhere. Lust summer one swarm
went a mile off."
There was a clatter of horses' hoofs
down the road.
"There are Belle and Mr. Brooks," I
Sarah had risen and Ptood with one
hand resting on a low limb of the apple
tree, while she looked first at the bees
and then at Belle iu her pretty blue habit
springing to the ground.
Belie saw us, and running around the
house, with her little riding whip in her
hand, while Mr. Brooks fastened the
horses, she exclaimed : .
"Oh, we had such a splendid ride !
But, mercy, how these bees do act ! A Do
coroe away; you'll get stung I" . "
"Oh, no, Belle, they wou't touch you
if you keep still," said Sarah. "Wer'nt
you pleased with the cliff? It is so fiue
in the summer, with the laurels and do
dendrens all in bloom."
"Bees swarming, eh ?" asxed Mr.
Brooks, joining us ; "I'll hive them for
you, if they settle soon, Sarah."
"Oh,-thank you," she said; "I was
just going in to blow the horn for James;
he is down in the meadow lot. But if
h, you had better ask
for the gloves."
The flying and buzzing now grew so
formidable that I w..s alarmed , they
seemed to darken the very air before my
"Go away, you wretch !" cried Belle,
striking with her whip. "Oh ! oh ! I'm
stung 1 Oh ! they
"Sarah ! Sarah I" screamed Aunt Em
from the window, "don't you stir hand
nor foot they are settling on your arm!
Belle, run iu here as fast as you can, and
I'll put some saleratus water on those
Poor Belle had been sfung twice on
her lip. She was crying, and did ' not
know which way to turn, till Mr. Brooks
led her into the house.
I was ttembling all over, for the bees
were on every side of me, flying toward
Sarah, and there was already quite a
large black bunch of them clinging to
her sleeve, as her arm was resting on the
" I am sorry," she said softly, " but
you had better not stir away yet, of it
may disturb them, and jou will be stung;
but so long as you keep perfectly quiet,
they won't hurt you."
So I stood aud thought of Joan of
Arc, aud Pocahontas, aad all tho hero-
and peonies, swest pears and carsspurs,
there were in rilentv. and a bed of micr-
! nonetre. Karlv asters were in bloom. ! iues I cculi icmcmber, to keep from
i auu the chrysanthemums were iust be
ginning to bud. Jhen there was a use
ful bed, all sweet aud bitter herbs, aud
it seemed so good. Lavender aud sage,
rue and saffron, and a dozen stalks of
spicy fennel. I like people who keep
such gardens as that right along from
year to year, thay seem to mean so much
more than showy city gardeus with hired
gardeners. I pulled a sprig of heart's
ease, and went back to Sarah.
"What makes you have to watch tho
bees ?" I asked.
"They are just about to swarm," she
said, in a tone that showed her interest,
"and we have to watch where they go,
or we may lose them. They may fly to
the woods or any other, farm."
Pretty little brown things, ain't they?"
1 said, alter observing them a moment.
"Yes, indeed. Brown all du3ted with
bronze. Aud such busy, cheerful little
creatures. I almost feel as if I knew
them apart, and I have names for some
of them. There's Dot, now I" she said,
as a tiny bee poised itself for a moment
on her arm, aud then flew off to the
"Why, how splendid ! I never knew
you could make pets of them !" I ex
claimed. "And here you sit these splen
did days, getting the very heart of the
summer into your heart, while Belle and
I rush from place to place, aud get dizzy
and tired, and don't know what we are
"Oh, no!" she said, smiling. "Just
think how much I can get from every
place you go. I went on a journey once
to the mountains, and I now remember
every hight, every tree, every cloud; and
the very roads we went by, and the
people we met. Such different charac
ters ! ; I felt rich when I came home,
with so much put safely away in my life
to think of." V
"You're a regular bee yourself," I
said, as I watched some of the little
winged things flying home with the hon
ey they had gathered faraway.
"3Iy flights were almost like Dot's
then," she said ; aud her contented look
struck me more forcibly than ever. 'He
always goes to the nearest flowers. But
honey is sweet, wherever he gets it."
Aud this is one of Belle's gray people,
I thought, with no sparkle, nothing iu
her character to take hold of. Why, she
is as good reading as one of Auerbach's
"My headache is all gone," said I.
"It is a great deal nicer to bo sitting
here by the bee hives than riding under
the hot sun with Belle and Mr. Brooks.
I don't like the gentleman very well, do
you ? ; 1 think love makes three-quarters
of the trouble there is."
"Why, no ; I think love is the most
beautiful thing in life," she said earnest
ly; but at the same time the color rose
in her face, and she looked slightly un
One of Belle's old maids, thought I
again, as she sits here thinking love ono
of the most beautiful things in life !
"While we were talking, the hum and
buzz of the bees increased" audibly, and
there seemed to be a perfect cloud of
them issuing from one of the hives and
hovering over it. Some of them flew so
near their wings almost brushed my face,
and I started. ' i
"They are swarming," said Sarah, iu
a low, excited voice. "Don't move quick
or act fnghtcued ; they vrcm t hurt you
fainting on tho spot. Mr. Brooks, with
his hands iu great buckskin gloves, was
waitings little way off with one of the
new hives all ready.
, " It is fortunate I have on this loose
sacque," said Sarah ; " I can slip my
hand out of the sleeve so easily when the
bees have done coming."
I looked at her in admiration as she
stood there so motionless in her graceful
posture, resting on the tree, her eyes
bright with excitement, and her cheeks
the loveliest pink, her lips just a little
parted, and without an atom of terror,
almost tenderly watching her pretty
brown bees as they crowded to her.
It seems an age that we waited there ;
but at last the swarm had all settled, and
Sarah confessed she' was glad, for they
hung so heavily on her sleeve.
"I'll take care of them now," said
Hugh Brooks, and ho looked ar, Sarah
anxiously ; "you must be all but tired
out, dear Sarah ; but if you can manage
to slip your hand ouc of the sleeve as I
hold it, I think you can get away safely."
The words '.'dear Sarah" struck me.
I felt very much enlightened, and began
to move cautiously away, but I could not
help hearing him say, as he bent toward
her, releasing her arm from-the sleeve,
something about her avoiding him for so
long, and ho certainly asked her some
thing about love, and I heard him say
I glanced back at her as I reached the
house, and she looked radiantly happy.
If he was Corydon, she was Phillis evi
dently no one else.
In the kitchen sat poor Belle, her lips
swollen, and her eyes red with tears of
vexation. But Aunt Em was bathing
tho poor lips with her famous saleratus
water, and the pain was quite gone now,
Belle said. The swelling began to dis
appear too, so her spirits revived, and we
sat together by the window watching
Hugh Brooks hive the bees, with Sarah
at his side.
It seemed to take them a long while,
and, when all was done, instead of com
ing into tho house, they wandered slowly
away down the lane.
"Oh, wait for me," cried out Belle ; "I
want to walk too."
"Hush ! hush !" I whispered vehe
mently "you mustn't go. lie has just
proposed to her and she has accepted.
Don't you see ?"
Belle stared at me.
"What! Cousin Sarah!" she uttered
in bewilderment : "Mr. Brooks and Sa
I nodded, and there was silence for a
, ""What a littlo goose I have been !"
exclaimed Belle at last, with a merry
laugh. "Very well, Phene Bennett,
just as soon as I get back to the city, I
am going to accept Archie Russell, and
love him dearly!" .
Which she did, and is happy. ' Rut of
all the engaged girls I know, I like best
to think about Sarah. She is such a
real little honey bee, gathering sweetness
out ot everything Jlarper's Bazar. ;,.
Admiral Farragut's condition wa3 such
as to justify the most sanguine hopes of
his friends for his recovery, unless some
sudden violent relapse takes place.
Iowa. Returns from Iowa indicate
thot the Republican, majority will , be
about 35,000. ' -
iBetween the General Post Office of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, and tha General Post Office of
the United States of America.
The. General Post Office of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
and the General Post Office of the Unit
ed States of America, being desirous of
establishing and maintaining an exchange
of mails between .the United States on
the' one side and tbc colony of British
Honduras on the other, by means of tho
British mail packet playing between New
Orleans and Belize, tho uudersigned,
duly authorized for that purpose, have
agreed upou the following articles ;
article i. i
There shall be a direct exchange of
mail between the office of New Orleans
on the one part aud the office of Beiize
on the other, comprising letters, newspa
pers, book packets, and packets of pat
terns or samples originating in the Uuit
ed States and addressed to British Hon
duras, or originating in British Hondu
ras and addressed to the Uuited States.
These mails shall be conveyed by the
British mail packets established between
New Orleans aud Belize, so long as the
British government shall deem it expedi
ent to maintain such packets.
The postage to be collected in British
Honduras upon paid correspondence ad
dressed to tho Uuited States shall be six
pence per single letter not exceeding
half an ounce in weight, heavier letters
being charged in proportion ; one penny
for each newspaper, and threepence per
four ounces fur book packets, or packets
of patterns or samples ; and the postage to
be collected in the United States upon
paid correspondence addressed to British
Honduras shall be twelve ecDts per single
letter not exceeding half an ounce in
weight, heavier letters being charged in
proportion ; two cents on each newspa
per, and six cents per four ounces on
book packets, or packets of patterns or
The postage in either direction must
in all cases be prepaid.
The correspondence thus paid shall be
delivered at the place of destination,
whether in the United States or in
British Honduras, free from all charge
The exchange of the correspondence
referred to iu Article II, preceding, shall
not give rise to any accounts between the
British and the United States post offices.
Each office shall keep the postage which
Every letter, newspaper, book packet
or packet of patterns or samples, dispatch
ed from one office to another, shall be
plainly stamped in red ink, with a stamp
beariug the word "Paid" on the right
band corner of the. address, and shall al
so bear the dated stamp ot the office at
which it was posted.
m Dead letters. newsDaners. &o.. which
cannot be delivered, from whatever
cause, shall be mutually returned with
out . charge monthly, or as frequently as
the regulations of tho respective offices
The two offices may, by mutual con
sent, make such detailed regulations as
shall be found necessary to carry out the
objects of this agreement; such regula
tions to terminate at any nine, on a reas
onable notice by either officer.
This conventiun shall come into opera
tion on the 1st day of October, 1809,
and shall be terminable at any time on a
notice, by either office, of six months.
Done in duplicate, and signed in Wash
ington on the 11th day of August, 1860,
and in London on tho 4th day of Sep
seal. JNO. A. J. CRESWELL,
l'ostmaster General of the
I hereby approve the the aforesaid
convention, and in I testimony thereof I
have caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed. . 1 i
. U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Washington, Aug. 11, 1869. -
Tidal Wave. A telegram from
Boston dated October 9th, says that two
residents of New Castle report that they
were on the beach, at 10 o'clock on Mon
day night last, and that there was one
tidal wave which was 18 feet high.
They ran when they saw it coming, but
ono fell among the rockf, - to which he
clung, the wave going over him. It ran
125 feet above high water mark, and
three minutes after, there were no traces
of it. . V.-..;., ; .-
Tiie G uard Published at Eugene
City, is going to commence the now vol
ume in .new dress, cte.( We can but ad
mire the energy and pluck of tho propri
etors, even if they do occupy the wrong
political pew. As a Democratic journal,
the boys raise a "big hand." ' "
The Republicans of Iowa are dissatis
fied with the new Secretary of War, Gen.
Belknap. If he is a Republican at all,
he is of a ( most conservative kind, and
does not in any j way. represent radical
Iowa with her 46,000 for Grant.
Why is a beefsteak like a locomotive ?
It is not of much account without it's
I VARIOUS ITEMS.
Two young druggists tried te shoot
each other across a hotel dinner-table at
Paducah, but neither got his dcs(s)ert.
"We must part the dyo is ; cast,"
said a fond wife, as she threw a bottle of
hair restorative at her husband's devoted
head. . . ,'!-
: The leader of a camp-meeting in Ohio
anounced, "The brother-in-law of Presi
dent Grant will now lead us in prayer."
The rate of insurance on Mr. Miner's
church has been increased in consequence
of the pastor's free use of hell-fire. Hot
ton Post. ' '
"That's a good gun of yours, stranger;
but Uficle Dave here has one that beat
it." "Ah ! how far will it kill a hawk
with No. 6 shot ?'' "I don't use shot or
ball either," answered Uncle Dave for
himself. "Then what do you use, Uncle
Dave ?" "I shoot salt altogether. I kill
my game so far with my gun that with
out salt the game would spile before I
could get it." I ;
Editor A poor wretch who empties
his brain to fill his stomach.
Men when looking at; the faults- of
women should shut their eyes.
No man will be able to build a houses
by carrying bricks in hia hat.
To live nobly, we must be noble; and
we become noble by resolutely banishing;
every unworthy thought and feeling.
.If you kdow anything that will make
brother's heart glad, run quick and tell
it, but if it is something that will cause a
sigh, bottle it up.
He that waits for an opportunity to
do much at once may breathe out his life
in idle wishes, and regtet, in tho last
hour, his useicsB intentions and barren
zeal. A . ;
"The attempt," says an exchange, "to
start an asylum for nseless yound men
failed, as no building could be construct
ed large enough." -
"What is the difference between edito
rial and matrimonial experience?" In
the former the devil cries for "copy."
In the latter tho "copy" cries- like the
A child in Hartford fell out of a third
story window, and was. picked up. unhurt
from the pavement. The next morning
it fell to the floor and broke its neck.
On one occasion, when Theodore Hook
was dining, a messenger came to him
from the John Bull, which he edited,
but for which he had written nothing
for ome weeks, and told him he must
write something on the death of the
King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands;
whereupon he sent back .
" 'Waiter, two Sandwiches!' cried Death,.
And their wild Majesties resigned their
A prominent physician of Portage
county, Ohio, relates e case" within his
knowledgo : where a boy, some fifteen
years old, has used tobacco since the age
of five months. When five months old,
being a nervous and fretful child, a plug
of tobacco was placed in his mouth, and
produced a soothing effect. The remedy
was often used during infancy, and thro
the teething period, and before the child
could talk plainly it was a confirmed to
bacco chewer. -
Memphis thieves hate being searched
by colored turnkeys.
It is said that a few sliced onions
buried in an ant hill will cause the ants
to leave it.
It is stated that twelve million eggs
are used every year, in England and
America, for the albumenization of paper.
, It is estimated that more copies of
Lord Byron's works have been sold ia
this country within the last fifty days
than in seven years previously. ; . .
Enthusiastic tourist iu Scotland te
native coachman: "And is that indeed
the house where Rob Roy was born ?"
Native coachman : "Eb, 8r att' t 8,
just ane o them."
Take two quarts of best sperm oil, to
one and one-half pints of refined coal oil.
Shake before using. It is excellent for
sewing machines, as it never clogs ; it
will be as good six months afterward as
when first made. '' ,
At the late meeting of the Presbytery,
brother W. said that early in his ministry
he and another brother were conducting
a meeting iu which there was much re
ligious interest. An old man gave ex
pression to his joy by shouting, and con
tinued it until it began to interrupt tho
services. Brother H. said to brother W.:
"Go'stop that old man's noise." Ho
went to him and epoke a few words, and
the shouting man at once became quiet.
Brother H. asked brother W. : "What
did you say to the old man that quieted
him so promptly ?
"I asked him for a
dollar for foreign missions,
ply of brother W.
was; the re
Ex-Governor Ritter, of Pennsylvania,
aged 90 years, died at Carlisle, ou the