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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1869.
PCBLISBBD EVERT SATTBDAT BY
OPPICK OH C0R3EB OF . PEBRT AND FIRST-STS.
, Two Dollars
Transient advertisements per Square of ten
lines or less, first insertion, $3; each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
. Having reeeivod new type, stock of colored
inks, cards, a Oordon Jobber, etc., we are p re
pa ed to execute all kinds of printing in a better
tBBnaec and fifty per cent, cheaper tnaa ever be
fore offered in this city.
Agents for the Register.
The fallowing gentlemen are authorized to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc., for the Register :
HIRAM SMITH. Esq Harrisburg.
Judge S. II. CLACGUTOX. Lebanon.
PETER HUME, Esq Brownsville
TV. R. KIRK. Esq .
E. E. WHEELER. Esq.- Scio.
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq Salem.
Oeo. W. CANNON, Esq Portland.
I,. P. FISHER, Esq 'Frisco.
Attorney and Counsellor at law,
street, opposito Foster's
Xlittabidel & Co.,
DEALERS IX GROCERIES AND PRO
vinions. Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobacco, Cigars. Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
E. A. Freeland,
DEALER IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books,
Stationery, Gold and Steel Pens, Ink, etc.. Post
office Building, Albany. Oregon. Books ordered
from New York and San Francisco. 1
C XHealey & Cow,
MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS
in all kinds of Furniture and Cabinet
Ware, First street. Mbany.
The Welcome Home.
We may travel all over the world.
Ay, as far as the billows may roll.
Where they northward or southward arehurled,
Against ice-fields that girdle the pole ;
We may wander wherever we list, .
We may journey earth's confines all o'er,
But the joy which we cannot resist,
Is the grasp of the hand at the door.
For at length when our holiday's past,
And we gladly return o'er the loam.
The one joy that's not least, although last.
Is the hand-grip that welcomes us home. -
There's something electric that thrills
In the touch of the hands that we know.
Which nor absence the longest e'er kills,
Nor distance where'er we may go.
It speaks from the heart to the heart.
From earth's farthest its uttermost shore
We may remember, though oceans apart.
The warm grasp of the hand at the door.
For wherever our fortunes are cast
'Neath Heaven's cerulean dome,
The one joy that wa look for at last
Is the hand grip that welcomes us home.
In the silence of African wilds, . "
W hea sleep closes the traveler's eyes
In a slumber as soft as a child's.
The dear visions of home will arise.
But of all tha best dreams of delight
That around him kind faney can pour,
For the happiest fiction of night
Is the grasp of the hand at the door.
In the wilderness lonely and vast
Ay, wherever on earth we may roam,
The love dream that deserts us the last.
Is the hand-grip that welcomes us home.
But we need no longer absence to show
Ah, we need no wide distance to teach,
That the dearest of all things below
Is the home-love in waitiug for each
Is the home that he cannot forget I
For his heart is not sound at the oore.
Whose breast has not leapt when it met
The warm grasp of the hand at the door.
Heat and cold wo endured, storm and blast,
Waves we forded, and mountains we elomb,
Are forgotten completely at last
In the hand-grip that welcomes us home.
Though for long or little we part
lried affection all count is above.
For you can't plumb the depths of a heart
Yoc can't measure the leagues of a love.
Birth and beauty, and riches are nought
sFor birth, boautv and riches in store ;
Never never a welcome have brought
Like the grasp of the band at the door.
Ah. how dear when the holiday's past.'
When we gladly return o'er tho foam.
The one jo; that's not least, although last.
The warm hand-grip that welcomes us
S- 17. Clavag-hton.
OTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE encaper, keep as gooa time,
W AGENT Office in the Post Office buildin;
etanm, Oregon. r
Will attend to making Deed? and other convey
ances, alsb to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. 1
M. . KITCirELI.. t. S. DOLPD. A. SRITH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
ATTORNEYS asb COUNSELLORS at LAW.
Solicitors la Chancery and Proctors in Ad
tairalty. Office over the old Post Office, Front
Street, Portland, Oregon. I
e, POWELL. i puss.
Powell & Flinn,
ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery,
(I rUan, Notary Public,) .
Albany, Oregon, Collections and conveyances
promply attendad to. ' 1
JT. QUINT THORNTON,
, Attorney and Counselor at Law,
ALBAN 1, OREGON.
WILL practice in the superior and inferior
courts of Marion, Linn, Lane, Benton and
Five per cent, charged on collections when
made without sucing. j 19-69 .
P. . REDriELD. P. W. 8PISK.
P. M REDFIELD & CO..
CONSTANTLY on hand and receiving, a
large stock of
Groceries and Provisions,
Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions, Jfcc, Ac, Wholesale
and Retail, opposite K. C. Hill & Son's drug
store, Albany, Oregon. 5oct9
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
New Gold Metal. Tbe Oroide
Watch Company have an advertisement
in our columos this morning. The Oro
ide wacch looks precisely like gold, and
They are much.
and for all
practical purposes arc as good as watches
manufactured from gold. Head their
advertisement for yourself.
stands all the gold tests.
, W. KNIGHT,
House, Sign & Carriage Painter,
ALBAV, OREGON. -Faperhaagisg',
Glatcing', Ealsomine, &c.
Country orders punctually1 attended to.
First street, next door to Tweedale i Co.'s..
May 8, IS69-35tf ,
ALBAUT BATH HOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD KESPECT
fully inform the citizens of Albany and vi
cinity that he has taken charge of this establish-
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict attiutic J to business, expects to suit all
those who may favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing bat
First-Class Hair Dressing' Saloons,
he ezneCs'to give entire satisfaction to all.
ggf Children and Ladies' hair neatly cntand
shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER.
Wheat and Flour. Standard
brands of flour in Portland quoted at S5
per bbl. j' good country brands at S4
4 50 ; wheat, new white, 7072Jc ; red,
G5c ; oats, 40c ; bacon and hams, 10c ;
lard in tins, lGc ; in kegs. 15c ; eggs,
per dozen, 40c ; Butter, 25g,-30c. Wool,
1924. Salcni quotations: Wheat,
best white, 60c ; oats, 30c,; butter 30
37Jc; eggs. 33Jc; bacon, 16c ; hams,
1718e ; shoulders, 10c.
New Supply. Messrs. lledfield &
Co. have received a large supply of fresh
groceries aud provisions during the week.
to which they call the attention of par
chasers. They are determined to keep a
complete supply of everything in their
line needed in this community, and that
of the best quality, and at the lowest
Personal. Mr. 11. H. Markham,
son of our respected citizen, S. S. Mark
ham, Esq., and Mr. Geo. Bartzges, left
this city on Saturday, en route for the
East. Mr. Markham goes to Oberlin,
Ohio, to attend the celebrated college
of that name, and will probably be absent
Collector, etc. Read tho card of
m. Davidson, Esq., of Portland. This
gentleman enjoys an enviable reputation
as collector of claims and dealer in real
estate. Business entrusted to him will
be transacted " right up to the handle,"
on reasonable terms.
E. F. RUSSELL,
ATTORSET AT LAW.
RUSSELL & ELKINS,
(Office in P arris h A Co-'s block, First street,)
HAVINO TAKEN INTO CO-PARTNERSHIP
James Exams, Esq., ex-Clerk of
Linn county, we are enabled to add to our prac
tice of Law and Collections, superior facilities for
Conveyancing, Examining' Records,
and attending to Probate business.
Deeds, Bends, Contracts and Mortgages care
full y drawn.
Homestead and Pre-emption Papers
made, and claims secured.
Sales of Real Estate negotiated, and loans
effected on collateral securities on reasonable
All business entrusted to them faithfully and
Albany, Oct. 10, '68-by
FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE !
I WILL GIVE FOR
EGGS, 37 1-2 CEXTS PER DOZEN,
From and after this data, until further notice.
October 30, '69-8-
From the Rosebuig Ensign : On Sat
urday last, a son of Thos. Smith, of Win
chester, was kicked in the face by a
horse,bruising his face and breaking his
nose. Tho broken bones were removed
from his nose and the wound dressed,
and it is thought when it heals up he
It . 1 r '
win not De mucn aisngured-,.
Tfc 1? . O T
1'LAin iaot. oenator juorton, in a
recent speech in Wilmington, Ohio
made the following remarks, which
. i i -.-
as true as gospci, auu. is a line ot argu
ment that is perfectly unanswerable :
And is there any good reason why the
Republican party, after having preserved
the republic, should bo required to turn
over the care and custody of it to the
Democracy ? When the flames of your
burning houses nave been extinguished,
would vou hire tbe incendiary as
watchman to protect it from fire in tho
future' or. when your child has been res
cued from the waves, would you deliver
it over for tender nursing and resuscita
tion to tho monster who threw it in ?
And vet vou might do these things with
as much propriety as to turn ove the con
trol of the government to the Democratic
party. -. :- - - --- '
More Vesison. Messrs. John- C
Meudenball, Dr. Alexander, Lew and
Walter Ketcbum, who returned from
their hunt on Saturday, report securing
fifteen deer during their absence
THE LAW OK SUFFRAGE.
The . first clause of article 5 of the
Constitution of tho United States reads
as follows :
. The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both
Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose
amendments to this Constitution, 'or, on applica
tion of two-thirds of the several States, shall call
a convention for proposing amendments, which
in either case, shall be valid to all intents and
purposes as part of this Constitution, when rati
fied by tbe Legislatures of three-fourths of the
several States, or by conventions in three-fourths
thereof as one or the other mode of ratification
may be proposed by Congress.
Amendments incorporated into the
Constitution in strict accordance with the
provisions of the said first clause of arti
cle 5, are binding upon all the States,
the State Constitutions to the contrary
In strict pursuance with said 5th-article,
the so-called 14th amendment be
came a part of the Constitution of the
United Statesy section first of which
reads as follows : -
All persons born or naturalized in the United
States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are
citizens of tbe United States, and of the State
wherein they reside. No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privi
leges or immunities of citizens of the United
Stages ; nor shall any State deprive any person of
life, liberty or property without due process of
law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdic
tion the equal protection of the laws.
This first section of this said 14th
amendment provides how those who are
not already citizens may become citizens
of the United States, and secures to the
citizen, and to every person within its
jurisdiction, equal protection before the
laws. It contains two provisions by
which persons may become citizens of the
United States : -
1st, "All persons born in the United
States and subject to the jurisdiction
2d, Or, "all persons naturalized in the
United States, are subject to the juris
By the first, all persons horn (whether
negroes or Chinamen, or any person of
any race whatever) in the United States,
are subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
are citizens of the same, and can enjoy
all the rights ard immunities provided in
said section of 14th amendment.
And by no other means can "any per
son whatsoever, not native-born, become
a citizen, except as by said second pro
vision by " naturalization." Here tbe
question naturally arises, Who can be
come naturalized ? Can negroes, China
men, and any person whatsoever coming
to the United States become naturalized ?
A clause of seption 8 of the Constitu
tion of the United States provides :
" The Congress shall have power to es
tablish "a uniform rule of naturalization
throughout the United States." In pur
suance of this article in the Constitu
tion, section first of the laws of the
United States, in relation to the natural
ization of aliens, reads as follows :
Any alien, beine a free white person, may be
admitted to become a citizen of tbe United States
or any of them, on the following conditions, and
Consequently under our naturalization
law, no negro, Chinaman, nor any person
not white, (under the legal interpretation
of the word white), and free, can be nat
uralized and thus become a citizen : and
being a citizen, cannot vote, even if
the proposed fifteenth amendment be
comes a law.
Section first of the proposed amend
ment not yet ratified, provides that, "The
ht of citizens of the United States
to vote shall not be denied or abridged
by the United States, or by any State, on
account of rate, color, or previous con
dition of servitude." This fifteenth
amendment "simply and only-j provides
that the citizens of the United States
shall not be denied the right of suffrage
on account of race, color, or previous con
dition of servitude, and' as no foreign
born negro, Chinaman, or Kanaka, is a
citizen or can become a citizen, according
to the naturalization law as above quoted,
the idea apparently entertained by many
that vast multitudes of different races,
many of whom are slaves, will-be thrown
into our countrv. become citizens and
control, and degrade the ballot-box, has
no precedent in law, either enacted or
proposed to be enacted.
Female Jockey ism An Inciting Race
Between Young' Girls at a Western
The most exciting horse race that ever
took place in America, and probably in
the' world, came off very unexpectedly on
the grounds of the Illinois State Fair
Association at 'Decatur, on the 1st of
Four premiums of 850, 840, $30 and
820 each had been offered for the best
lady equestrianism, and at four o'clock
twelve ladies put in an appearance, all
mounted on gaily caparisoned and highly
mettled steeds. The exhibition com
menced by the ladies riding to and fro
in front of the Grand Stand, displaying
their skill aud management of the horses
before a delighted andience, numbering
nearly thirty thousand people. " As each
displayed some 'peculiar skill, she re
ceived rounds of applause; and this
nerved the others to greater exertion.
One young lady, Miss Sallie Wilkinson,
Nyantic, Macon county, Illinois, not con
tent with having already received more
applause than any other, dismounted and
had her saddle removed, and mounted the
bare back -df her black horse from the
ground with the ease of a circus-rider.
The cheers of the muftitude had already
produced its effect upon the riders,
causing" an abandon and recklessness pe
culiar to the sex under such circum
stances. While tbe confusion and ex
citement was at its apex one of the track
marshals, with more lungs than discre
tion, shouted out at the top of his voice :
' go clear around the track ! go! all of
Subscribe for the IlEaiSTEav
Sweet Cipeb. The following is t aid
to ha one of the verv best recipes for
keeping cider sweet : When fermentation
commences, draw the cider off into an
other vessel, and strain, through a flannel
cloth. Put into tbe cider thifee-fourths
of an ounce of the oil of sassafras, well
shaken up in a pint of alcohol. Cider
prepared in this way is so palatable that
it won t ' keep wortn a cent.
Cost oy Collection. It cost the
Government 16 per cent, to collect the
internal revenue in the State of Oregon.
The cost of collection in the State of Ne
braska is greater than any other State,
beine nearly 22 per cent. In Rhode Is
land and Massachusetts the cost is less
than 2 per cent.
Sheridan's troopers have captured an
Indian chief who boasts of having taken
one hundred and fivo white scalps.
in an instant every
horse was in tull run ; the ladies were
plying their whips, and the air was filled
with hats, ribbons, laces and " fixins."
On they dashed, four leading the crowd,
and running as near " neck and neck " as
could be. At the start the black steed
with the Maid of Nyantic on his back
was about one hundred yards in the rear,
as no such thing as a race was contem
plated, but she leaned forward like a
regular jockey, gave him .the whip, and
soon passed the rear horses, and then the
middle group, aud was in the act of tak
ing the lead, when her horse stumbled
and fell upon the grass at the edge of the
track. She was up before him, however,
and had hold of his bridle, when four or
five men sprang over the guard and held
him while she again mounted from the
ground. She then applied the whip vig
orously, and was soon nearing the racers
in front. Coming in on the last quarter,
a gray horse had the lead by a length,
and now. every whip was in play : every
horse, with lengthened neck, straining
every nerve for the lead. As the horses
were nearing the Grand stand the his
tory of the track fails to furnish a paral
lel to the intense feeling and excitement,
heightened by the frailness and reckless
ness of these daring lady riders. They
cut the air with such swiftness that their
long skirts floated over the backs of their
horses. .'For some distance now no
change had taken plae, each doing her
evel best, except wilh the Nyantic maid
on the bare-back steed, who quickly took
advantage of the clear space on the pole
side, and rapidly passing one alter an
other, came undcr'the string neck and
neck with the third horse, and only a
neck of the lead. If Pandemonium had
broken loose, it could not have excelled
the wild huzzas and the cheers given the
Nvantm crirl hv thnt excited multitude.
The young men cheered and yelled ; the
young ladies applauded with 'their fans
and handerchicts, while tears ran down
their pretty cheeks; the old people-, in
many cases, embraced each other in their
joy, while the tuick tongues in tneir
choking throats murmured in broken syl
lables Nyantic !" As she rode back on
her foaming steed, all covered with dirt
by his fall, and her clothes almost torn
to shreds, the grand stand resounded witn
the cheers of thirty thousand voices, and
the surrounding groves prolonged the
The committee were over an hour in
coming to a decision, and finally gave her
the third premium. The committee tied
two red ribbons on her arm, amid tne
hisses and censure of "the multitude, but
they were scarcely there before some one
leaped into the arena, cut the ribbons off
and trampled them into the dust. And
thus ended the most exciting race oi tnis
or any other age. Correspondence of
Kew York Worlds
A Noted Duelist.
From an article on " Duel Fighting,"
in All the Year Around, we take the fol
lowing account of the death of the noto.
rious French duelist, known as the Count
de Larilliere, who had fought .upwards
of forty duels, and killed eleven indi
viduals, before the death of one of his
victims was avenged in the- mannerydes
cribed below :
On the evening of a masked ball at
the grand theatre at Bordeaux, Larilliere
was seated in an adjoining cafe, which he
was in .the habit of frequenting with the
members of his own particular set. It
was eleven o'clock, and our duelist, who
had been for the moment abandoned by
his ordinary companions, feeling in no
particularly quarrelsome humor, was im
bibing peacefully a glass of punch. .Sud
denly a tali young man, wearing a black
domino, and with his face concealed be
hind a black velvet mask, entered the
cafe and strode up to the table at which
Larilliere was seated.
None of the ordinary habitues of the
cafe took any particular notice of the
new comer on his entrance, as the mucked
ball which was to take place that night
sufficiently explained his costume : but,
no sooner was the mysterious visitor ob
served in the vicinity of Larilliere's table
than all eyes were turned toward him.
Without a single observation he seized
hold of Larilliere's gbss, threw away the
punch it contained, and ordered the
waiter in loud voice to bring a small bot
tle of orgeat in its place.
Witnesses of the scene say that at this
moment, lor the first time in their lives,
they observed Larilliere turn pale. It
was the belief in Bordeaux that during
the fifteen years this man had been ap
plying himself to the talk of destruction,
he had never allowed his countenance to
betray the slightest emotion.
"Scoundrel!" he exclaimed to his
masked adversary, " you do not know
who I am," making, at the same moment, !
a vigorous but unsuccessful effort to
remove the mask from the stranger's,
" I know who you are perfectly well,"
coolly replied the unknown, forcing Lar
illiere violently back with one hand. All
present starred to their feet, and though
no one among them ventured to approach
the disputants, they contemplated none
the less anxiously the issue of this strange
" Waiter 1" again exclaimed the un
known, " be tiuick with that bottle of
At this second command the bottle
was brought, whereupon the masked man
till standing immediately ' in trout ot
Larilliere, who was foaming at the mouth
with rage, proceeded to draw a pistol
from his risht hand pocket. Then ad
dressing his adversary, he said:
"If in the presence of this company,
and for my own personal satisfaction, you
do not at once swallow this class of or
geat, I will blow out your brains with as
little compunction as I would those of a
dog. Should you, however, perform my
bidding, I will then do you the honor
of fighting with vou to-morrow morn-
Attempted Outeagi? We are in
formed by parties from Lafayette, that
last week two young fellows about fifteen
vears ot acre, succeeded in obtaining a
quantity of chloroform, and in adminis
tering it to a youug lady.ot about me
same age, witli tbe .intention or stupeiy-
g' her and then violating ber person
They were fortunately discovered before
their villainous design was accomplished,
and we learn that they are supposed to
have absconded; probably they have been
helped off to California by the steamer
Oriflamme, perhaps to avoid any disa
greeable consequences that may follow
tbe action of the grand jury now in ses
sion. These young fellows comeof re
spectable families, but have not been t
credit to their connections for some time
If they reach San Francisco, where they
can pursue their career, so unfavorably
commenced, free from restraint, we may
expect to hear from them again through
the criminal courts. statesman.
Not So Fna. 'San Franoisco is to be
the great fur market of the world.
Which is true enough, but it isn't so fur
now as it was before tne railroad was
built. - : - ;
Fitting. It is fitting that tho limbs
ef tbe law be olothed in breeches for
promise. s "
The Quakers are going to remodel their
system of thouing and theeing, with a
view ot rendering it more grammatical
" With a subre ?" asked Larilliere, in
a paroxysm of rage.
" Y ith whatever weapons you please,
replied the stranger disdainfully. Where
upon Larilliere swallowed the orgeat
with an expression of countenance as
though it were to him the dregs of a bit
ter cup indeed, while every one present
preserved a death-like silence.
lne masked man, satisfied with the
effect produced by his provocation, now
retired,saying to Larilliere as he did so,
in a tone of Voice loud enough to be
beard by the lookers-on :
" lo-day 1 have humbled you suffi
ciently ; to-morrow I intend to take your
life. My seconds will wait on you at
eight in the morning. We will fight on
the spot where you " killed the young
Chevalier de C."
This was the name of the Count's
The following morning Larilliere
found himself in the presence of a man
no longer wearing a mask, and who ap
peared to 'be some twenty -five years old.
ihe seconds by whom he was accompa
nied were two common soldiers, belong
ing to one of tho regiments stationed -in
the citadel of Blaye. The bearing of the
unknown was collected and dignified, and
singularly resolute. His seconds had
brought weapons to the ground, but Lar
illiere s seconds took exception to them,
at which a. scarcely perceptible smile
passed over the stranger's face.
On taking his position Larilliere turn
ed toward the second nearest to him' and
id in an undertone, " For once, I be
lieve, I have found my equal."
lne combat commenced. At the first
passes the Count was confirmed in his
opinion that he had to deal with a skill
ful adversary. However his courage did
not fail him, though there were times
when be. seemed to lose his composure.
Lunges and parryings succeeded each
other with rapidity on both sides.5 Lar
illiere, desirous of bringing tho affair to
a close, had tried his finishing thrust
two or three tithes, only to find his sword
turned aside by his aeversary's blade.
Harassed at finding his efforts unavailing,
he insolently remarked to his opponent,
" Well, sir, at what hour do you intend
to kill mo V
There was a momentary silence,broken
only by the clash of the two swords. ; A
Then the stranger, who seemed to have
profited by that slight interval to assure
himself that the advantages of the en
counter lay decidedly wth him, quietly
said to Larilliere's last question, "Imnie
dialele." Saying which he thrust the
point of his sword between the ribs of
his adversary, who sprang backward,
tottered, and sank into the arms sof his
nearest; second. Putting his right hand 1
to the wound, he said, with difficulty j
" That, sir, is not a sabre cut it is a
thrust with the point with the sabre I
feared no one." In a few moments he
fell back dead. '
The stranger now advanced politely
toward the seconds of his victim, and
inquired if he was at liberty to depart
" You will at least tell us your name?"
asked they in reply. .
Larilliere's opponent proved to be ose
of the young officer! of the garrison at
Blaey. ' , -
An Illinois Farm. While at Jack
sonville this week I made myself ac-'
quaintcd with some facts ' relating to one
of our prairie farmers, who occupies a
princely estate near that beautiful city,
and also has a mammoth cattle farm of
26,500- acres in Champaign county It
cost him 8400,000, nnd is styled, -with
rtiuch appropriateness, ." Broadlands."
It is nearly seven miles from north to
south, and six from east to west, and its
cattle capacity, for summer pasturage,
when fnlly grass-stocked, is estimated at
10,000 head. On the west side of the
farm are two pastures one and a half by
three miles, that contain nearly 3,000
acres each. To the east of these is a
" patch" of corn half a mile ' wide and
three miles long. On the farm there
are 5,000 aores in corn which, it is cal
culated, will yield, at a low estimate,
250,000 bushels. Of course such a farm
as this is worked by the most approved
machinery of all descriptions applicable
to agricultural labor, much of which is
made on the place, as there is a black
smith shop, as well as a harness and
carpenter shop in constant operation.
The working stock consists of fifty yoke
of oxen and fifty spans of horses and
mules ; and the working force of a su
perintendent, a general foreman, six as
sistant foremen, a book-keeper, a car
penter, a baker, a butcher, and about
one hundred and fifty other operatives.
The head-quarters arc in the centre of
the farm, and there are six out-stations
fully equipped. The average cost of
boarding is 35 cents per day.
The farm is divided by two roads, two
miles apart, north and south, and one
through the centre east and west
These are lined W fifty-four . miles of
hedsie, which was mostly set four years
ago. Hedges have been or are to be set
on every section line. Seventy-five miles
were set in the spring of louo. and
twenty-five last spring. These hedges
are to supercede, the post and board
fence, of which there are now eighty
miles. This has required about 59,000
posts, 640,000 feet oj lumber", and eighty
kegs of nails. j
Mr. Alexander U the owner of this
farm, and his operations are stated to be
as nearly as practicable every year, as
follows: He first purchases -4,000 head
of Texas steers, which cost him 8140,000;
cost of handling, interest, etc, S47.000;
making an aggregate of 8186,000. His
average sales are 870 per 'head, or $280,
000, leaving him a net profit of 893,000.
The profit upon the grain and other crops
of the farm bring the whole up to nearly
8200,000, after paying all expenses and
including a rent or interest of 84 per
acre on the land.
It will thus be seen that large farming
in Illinois pays. His neighbor, Mr.
Sullivan, farms even more land, with like
profitable results. Correspondent Y.
A few days ago, says the New Orleans
Iicagune, an old lady and a young one
founa themselves in Court, charged with
disturbing the peaco. ;f The office's state
ment was clearly given, and certainly dis-
j closed an equal culpability in both. It
was evident, .however, that the court in
clined favorable judgment to the young
est, and the scales of justice were rapidly
tipping in her favor.
" Why did you abuse this young lady ?"
the magistrate demanded of the old one.
"I had aright to!" was the -calm reply.
" What was. she doing?"
"Keeping company with a" very im
" And what is that to you?" v
" She's my daughter J"
" Oh, indeed ! and you think the
son was an improper character "
" I do, sir J'
" Do you know who he was ?"
" I don't know his name. I've
him frequently prowling around
And then, as if actuated by sudden
impulse, the old lady adjusted her speo
tacles, peered curiously at the Court from
under her green sunbonnct, and then ex
" Good lack J good lack ! Why,yot?re
the mahV " z r r
" Me ! me " . exclaimed the astonshed
Court. " Mo ! woman, did you say me ?"
Again the spectacles were adjusted,
and the curious gaze prolonged, while the
old lady nodded her head at intervals. '
" Yes, yes, it's the same ugly face.
I'm sure of it; but 1 11 forgive you this
tiine ; I'll forgive you." And the "old
lady hobbled away, leaving tha Court
gasping with astonishment, and unable to
interpose an objection to ber departure.
Tom presented bis bill to his neighbor
Joe for services rendered. The latter
looked it over and expressed much sur
prise at the amount, Why, Tom, it
strikes me that you have made out a
pretty round bill hare, eh ?" I am
sensible that it is a round one," quoth
Tom, " and I have ooma for the purpose
of making it square."
" Ploze, sir," said an Irishman to a
traveler, f would yes be so oblaiging, as
to take me great-coat hare to Boston wrd'
yea ? " Yes," said the man ia the wag
on ; " but how will you get it again?"
" Oh, that's micbtv aiy, so it ie, said
j Tat, lor shure I'll reonaoe' inside uv it."
A Romance la Real life.
That " truth is stranger than fiction,"
was forcibly illustrated by tha brief his
tory . of two persons which culminated
Wednesday last at the As tor House in
New York, and is thus related by the
Evening) Mail ? . - , , , ,
"About 22 years ago Mr. M,, a North
ern gentleman, married a Juiss ri., ot
this State. To all appearances it waa
what tbe world denominated a nappy
marriage.' ..About one year after thia
union, Mrs, M. presented her husband
with a fine boy, whose appearanoe seemed
to be an additional living and breathing
bond of affection. The happy couple '
lived together for about ten years, when
by reverse of cireumatanoea in Mr. M'.a
business, over which hex had no control,
he became guite poor, " Passing over,
detail, suJBcai it . to say that , a drwee, ,
criminating neither part;, wa easily ob-
tamed in a court ot one ot those States,
whose loose laws now offer inducements
to the discontented to violate the solemn
ordinance of marriage with impunity.
But this was not a trap sprung by one
party without tho knowledge of tbe other.
It was a mutual divorce.; 4
Mrs. M. was a healthy, fine looking ,
woman, and in a tew years became tne
wife of 'a well-to-do gentleman. Thia
was a happy marriage throughout. Tha
second husband died a little more than a
year ago, leaving the widow a small for- ,
tune ot twenty thousand dollars. a '
During these ei&t or nine years ox
life . with her second husband, the lady
did not forget her first born ; nor did tho
son lose sight of the mother. : The affec
tion in both was strong. The hoy waa ;
the divine magnet which attraoted the
divorced and widowed mother aud the
wandering father from his search for
business in distant Costa Rica. At the
death of the second husband the son had
reached the manly age of twenty. Im
agine his feelings as he came to realise
the situation of his father and mother.
One a single man the other a widow.
One an unhappy wanderer still without
sufficient worldly goods to make life
worth living for; the. other the occu
pant of a husbandless house with a plen
tiful larder. Ever present was tbe
thought that one yet lived whom she had
sworn before God to ' love and cherish.'
He was the father of her son. The son,
who loved his mother, loved his father
not less. The mother could not gaze into
the face of her only born, without be
holding the image of his father. Time
passed. The son brought his divorced
father and - widowed mother together.
They talked over the past. They agreed
upon the future. The boy was tho cen
ter of attraction. He was flesh of their
flesh, and bone of thoir bone'. The ties
of nature were too strong for resistance.
Like two drops of quicksilver the two
hearts united. Yesterday, in this city,
the son had the happiness to celebrate
the anniversary of his twenty-first birth
day by witnessing the extraordinary
scene of the marriage of bis own father
and mother ! This was joy enough for
one day. History "'probably' does no$
afford the parallel of thia truthful pic
ture. : -:- - " -
Mr. and. 3Irs. ' M., accompanied by
their son and several friends, dined at
the Astor House, and afterwards left for
Boston on their bridal tour to enjoy his
second and her third honeymoon.' Tha
son, who is a promising, . fine looking
young man, is a telegraph operator of
excellent ability, and is employed in thia
After the honeymoon,' Mr. ana Mrs,
M., with their son, will visit Com Rica,
where the past business experience of
Mr. M. in that country, with the little
capital of Mrs, M. and the profession of
the talented and enterprising son will
undoubtedly prove the foundation for a
greater and more " permanent fortune.
May ; happiness and prosperity go with,
them., t , . - - - ,
No dorg to love, none to karess, how
can l bit sadness express? Chunk is
defunot, ded as a nale- hushed is his
barking aud still is his tail. Oh 1 such a
tail while on tbe end, opht did he chase
it with hope twising around, till overcome
he reposed on tbe ground now he s ek-
stingt, ded as a nale where am his bark
and wag of his tail ? In dreama alone
poor Chunk I see, swigging his milk or
else scratching a flee 'tis but ft dream,
wakign I weep, for under two feet of
ground he does Bleep. O I beautiful
purp, wunst full of pla, haven 1 1 fed you
day after day? given you milk, given you
bread, given you many a pat on the bed?
Now yer ekstingt, ded es a nale, where
am the bark and wag of yer tail? No.
dorg to love, none to karess, vainly I
strive the Bad tears to repress. Why did
you dy ? sadli I morn- was it from pisen
or swallering a bone? No, waggin tail,
no boamin eye ansurs a question or gives
a repli, Was it a fit or stoppage of breth
or eatiu 2 much the sad oause of yer
deth ? Still not a , word, Chunk is de
funot, ded a a nale, din) U his eye.stilled
forever, his tale. :
Jaw-Breakers. An Indiana natur
alist enlightens the Fort Wayua Gazette
in potato-bug nomenclature. He eays
the correct name of thia bug is Gymnos
permia Tefradynamia, of the elaa SUri-
which there are but three species, the
Monoctyledonous, Hypocastimouoso and
the - Picespeyraroia Sapifraynaoounoe,
No wonder it ia'death to lh povghteight-
A - girl, forced ; into a disagreeable
match with an old man whom. , aha da
tested, when the clergyman came to that
portion of the service where the bride
is aaked if she consents to take the bride
groom tor her husband, said, with great
simplicity; "Oh' dear, no air; but yon,
are the first person who has aske) niy
opinion upon the affair." -