Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1869)
ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, ( DECEMBER 11, 1SC9.
PUBLISHED EVERT SATUTiDAT" BT
office os corner or ferry axd urst-sts.
TERMS IN ADVANCE.
One Tear. -. l,....Three Dollar
Six Months ..Two Dollars
Single Copies...... Ten Cents
ADVERTISING RATES. j
, Transient advertisements per Square of ten
lines or less, first insertion, $3 ; each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
Having received new type, stock of colored
inks, cards, a Gordon Joblier, etc., we are pre
pared to execute all kinds of printing in a Better
manner and fifty per cent, cheaper ttmu ever be
fore offered in this city.
Agents for the Register.
The following gentlemen are authorized to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc., for the Register : -
HIRAM SMITII, Esq... TTarrisburg.
Judge S. H. CLAUGHTON...i. Lebanon.
PETER HUME, Esq ..Brownsville
W. R. KIRK, Esq
E. E. WHEELER, Esq Scio.
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq- Salem.
Geo. W. CANNON, Esq Portland.
L. P. FISHER, Esq 'Frisco.
8. D. SMITH. GEO. B. COOK.
Corner First and Morrison streets, t
Messrs. SMITH A COOK have taken this
well known house, refitted and refurnished
it throughout, built-a large addition, making
thirty more pleasant rooms, enlarged the Dining
and Sitting rooms, making it by far the
Best Hotel iu Portland.
A call from the traveling public will satisfy
them that the above statements are true.
SMITH A COOK, Props.
N. B. Hot and cold Baths attached to the
house for the benefit of guests. 50
Portland, August loth, 1S69.
AJU5R1CAIV ' EXCILlKliE,
. ' - ' ' ,
. OOBSEK OF;
front and. Washington Streets,
PORTLAND, OREGON. '
V. P. W. Qoimby, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of the Western Hotel.)
, BUSINESS CARDS.
IV ot.iy Public.
LEGAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS
made and attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. 12'tis
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
FFICE On Main street, epposito Foster's
THIS HOUSE is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be ths
endeavor of the Proprietor to make his gueste
comfortable. Nearest 'Hotel to the steamboat
33y The Concord Coach will always be four
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar.'
river boats, carrying passengers and their baf
gaee to and frfim the boats, free vf charge.
Jlouse supplied Kith Patent fire Extinguisher.
Front street s: : Portland, Oregon.
XXiltabidel & Co.,
BEALERS IN GROCERIES AND TRO
visions. Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobaceo, Cigars. Pipes, "Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
Oregon. y 1
E. A. Freeland,
TTk EALER IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
3 School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books,
Stationery, Gold and Steel Pens, Ink, etc.. Post
office Building, Albany, Oregon. Books ordered
from New York and Sarr Francisco. 1
C. Mealey & Co.,
MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS
in all kinds of Furniture and Cabinet
Ware. First streot, Albany.
S. H. Clanghton,
TOTAT.Y PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
J3l AGENT. Office in the Post Office building,
Will attend to making Deeds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. i 1
THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING PUR
chased this well known Hotel, are now pre
pared to offer the traveling public better accom
modations than can be found elsewhere in the
Board and Lodging $2 OO per day.
The Hotel Coach will be in attendance to con
vey Passengers and baggage to and from the
Hotel free uf charge.
J. B. SPRENGER. -
Office Oregon & California Stage Company. B.
G. Whiteiiouse. Agi;ut. 2tf
JVeiv Columbian ISotel,
N"S. 11S, 120 and 122 Front street,
PORTLAND, " : : : OREGON
ED. CARNEY, PROPRIETOR.
i. H. MITCH EI. I..
J. !f. DOI.PH.
; Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS at LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
miralty. ' Office over the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. I
POWELL. L. FLIXX.
PovreH & Flinn,
4 TTORNEYS COUNSELLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery,
(Xm Flinn, Notary FuMic,)
Albany, Oregon. Collections and conveyances
promply attended to 1
J. QUINN THORNTON,
- Attorney and Counselor at Law,
WILL practice in tho superior and inferior
courts of Marion, Linn, Laue, Benton and
Five per cent, charged on collections when
made without sueing. jl9-69
T. If. bedfield. P. W. SPIXK.
P. M REDFIELD & CO.,
CONSTANTLY on hand and receiving, a
large stock, of . .
- Groceries and 1 Provisions,
Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions, Ac. Ac, Wholesale
ind Kelail, opposite ix. V. AIM a, ton's drug
store, Albany, Oregon.
Iloiise, Sign & Carriage Painter,
J ALBANY, OREGON.
Paperhanging, Glazing, Kalsomino, &c
. Country orders punctually attended to.
First street, next door to Twee dale A Co.'s.
May 8, 1869-35tf
ALUAIVV BATH HOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
fally infjprm the citizens of Albany and vi
cinity that he has taken charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict at tm tic 3 to, business, expects to suit all
: those who may favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but
First-Class Hair Dressing: Saloons,
he expects to give entire satisfaction to all.
Children and Ladies' hair neatly rot and
shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER.
E. F. RUSSELL,
. ,t ATTORSEIT AT LAW.
I RUSSELL & ELKINS,
(Office in Parrish Co.'s block, First street,)
Y:-;- ' ' . ' "
J". Aftany, Oreg-on.
H" AVING TAKEN INTO CO-PARTNERSHIP
James Elkihs, 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,
aad attending to Probate business.
Deeds, Bonds, Contracts and Mortgages care
Homestead and Pre-emption Papers
made, and claims secured.
Sales of Real Estate negotiated, and loans
effected on collateral securities on reasonable
AH business entrusted to them faithfully and
. 'Albany, Oct. 10, o8-4y.
F ALL KINDS, printed at the very lowest
iies, as orqerea, at mis omce.
The Larg-cst, Best and most Convenient
Hotel in Portland!
Located in the center of business and near all'
the steamboat landings.
Board and Lodging?
From one to two dollars per day according to the
fcsT Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Superior accommodations for families.
39- Tfle New Columbian Hotel Coach will be
in attendance at all the landings to convey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 J3 Free of Charge ! 09
IV.RS. DUNN I WAY
TAKES PLEASURE IN INFORMING HER
numerous patrons that she has on hand, and
is in, regular receipt of the
Latest and Choicest Styles of Goods
TkS:lXlx3.cx3r Tii-no 2
REHEBER, LADIES !
If you purchase
'TEN DOLLARS' WORTH
of Fall Millinery you will bo entitled to the
for the year 1SC9, as a premium on the purchase
Dress and Cloak making
in all branches.
Bleaching' and Pressing
in the latest and best manner.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Result. Albany . municipal election
traDspired on Monday the 6th inst , re
sulting in the election of the entire Dem
ocratic ticket with but one exception
Chaa. Riley (Republican), as Alderman.
The election passed off quietly, very
little excitement or anxiety being mani
fested by members of cither party in the
result. We speak more particularly of
the Republicans, the mass of whom did
not seem to care whether " school kept or
not." The Democrats showed a little of
their old " spirit" and the "mellowness "
of some of them toward the time for clos
ing the polls was marked. We have heard
some charges of illegal voting, but at
this writing have no positive proof of it.
The principal causes of our defeat are
to be charged to the general apathy gen
erally manifested by Republicans, but
few showing any signs ot interest, and
that other fact that a large number voted
a " split ticket." Had the party come
out and voted the " straight ticket to a
man, the whole Republican ticket would
have been elected by a small majority.
Messrs. Stanard and Alexander got quite
anumber of Republican votes. A num
ber of Republicans did not vote at all, j
while Democrats who were absent from
the city were sent after, brought in and
voted, and taken back to their logging
camps. It cost some money, but the
Democracy " saved their bacon " by such
little outlays, and get another lease of j
one year in the control of the affairs of j
this city. The Democracy polled their !
full vote as they alwaj-s do, no matter j
if it is only for a school clerk ; when-
ever or wherever there is a chance to ex- j
ercise the franchise, they're on hand. It
is a blessed privilege they have, won by i
the forefathers and preserved to them by j
the great Union Republican party. Rut ;
a multiplication of words will not alter
the fac that we are a " defeated cnuiniu
nity" the Democracy have the control
of the city government for another year
The following figures tells the vote :
To My Wife.
Bay, darling, did you never Watch
The shadows that from the cloud 3 do fall?
And did you bever try to catch
These shadows on the wall?
As swiftly as such shadows fly,
My happy days have erer flown,
. E'er since that day, when from on high
Uod spake your heart my own.
A gentle stream, 'neath mossy banks,
Has been onr life's sweet onward flow,
Bc'gun with prayer and closed with thaukf,
Our glad years come and go.
And when the hills of life; shall cast
-. Long shadows in the vale below.
And that our day of toil is past
Those lengthening shadows show --
How blest we were, if, hand to hand,
The solemn river just before.
We might together reach the strand
To cross our Jordan o'er.
He lives not half a life who'lives
Himself his God and end in life.
He lives a three-fold life who gives
Himself to God and life.
... 117 A. H.
..... 326 John Lon
J. C. Mendenhall... 112 A. C. Jones
E. B. Purdoin 120 Jas. .Shklds
J. F. Eackensto 119 V. F. Alexander...,
Chas. Kiley 12" J. Uradwohl
Jas. H. Foster 117 Henry Mycr
Walt. Ketchum 124 J. li. Cnmlry
S. 11. Althouse 120 J. II. Hackieman...
L. Cheadle . 114 R. C. Hill ,
Goods Cheap and Patience Inexhaustible
Corner Main and Broad Albin streets,
November 7, 1868-9 '
DEALER IN A MANUFACTURER OF
CABINET WARE !
orn er First and Broad Albin streets,
PAnTICDLAU ATTEBTIOS PAID TO tB
ORDERS OF AU. RINDS
n his ne.
ITJRJTIIV. - - TUKJIOG.
t AX PREPARED TO DO
AIX KINDS OF TURNI SOI
I kmp on hand and make to order - W
.22T Shop near the "Magnolia Mills." '
JOHN M. METZLER .
Albany, Nov. 28, 1868-13
Lucky. Speaking of " lucky " or
fortunate people, our fiieud, Hiram
Smith, Esq., of Ilarrisburg, stands in
the front rank. Here is one instance of
his " good luck " : Eight or ten months
ago, Mr. Smith had squie two hundred
and forty-nine head of cattle on hia farm
near Ilarrisburg, when, the grass getting
short, they " broke " for better feed, and
strayed through the country in every di
rection. Mr. Smith's neighbors advised'
him to "go for " them cattle right off,
otherwise he might expect to lose at
least one-half of them. He told them he
would " take the chances" on findin"
them, and let them roam until about
three weeks since he concluded that the
grass was high enough, and the cattle
ought to be fattening on it, and he sad
dled his cuitan and btarted out. on the
hunt. In a few days he had succeeded
in finding and driving home two hundred
and forty-seven head, leaving but two
yet " out." And he would have got
those two if they had been " branded."
When it comes to finding cattle " High"
can't be beat on the coast. 41 Luck's a
fortune," you know.
An Opportunity. Dcmorest's Illus
trated Monthly stands at the head of the
list, both as regards utility, beauty and
interest. It is filled with paterns and
plates of the latest stylps in dress; gard
ening, both useful and ornamental, is
fully attended to; model cottages, with
their surroundings; and home matters,
in all the various things of interest, re
ceive the fullest attention. Besides
original poems, literary and art gossip,
spicy items, stories, ete., by leading
writers, large space is devoted to illus
trations done in the-hi'ghest stylo of the
art, making it at once the moat beauti
ful, entertaining and instructive maga
zine published. Subscription one year,
S3. Any one sending us $5 will receive
the Register and Demorest one year.
New Stove. The other day our at
tention was called to a new thing in', the
stove line, to bo seen at O. P. Tompkins
& Co.'s, called the ' Richmond Portable
Range." It seemed to us that this stove
is the completest in all its details yet
manufactured, and the special attention
of housekeepers is called to it. The es
tablishment of the above named gentle
men is full of ornamental and useful arti
cles, many of which would make nice
presents for the holidays, and -would
save many a weary step and lighten ,tho
toil of the good wife at home.
From the Entcrjtrise : we learn that a
young man of Oregon City was caught
stealing a pair of bootsi His connection
being respectable, and as he paid for the
boots, he was let off. j
A frame house , opposite Oregon City
was burned down supposed work of an
Oregon City Woolen Mills have re
ceived an order for water-proof cloth from
Northampton county, New York.
The Mercury warns gamBlers to keep
away from Corvallis, as the officers will
"go for" them.
John Arnoup's lecture against spirit
ualism at Corvallis last week, pronounced
a success, his audience passing a resolu
tion of thanks.
The Mercury has been enlarged and is
now a seven column p&j.er.
The Salem Statesman says that Wil
lamette University is to have a commer
cial college attached.
J. L. Parrish killed nine dogs, two at
one shot, who had been killing his sheep.
A Splendid 1jrize for the Ladies !
The finest, most pleasing and costly
engraving ever published in America, to
be presented as a premium to each sub
scriber to Demorest's Monthly, a Maga
zine of practical utility in the house
hold, a mirror of the fashions, and a lite
rary conservator or surpassing interest
and artistic excellence, acknowledged to
be the Model Parlor Magazine of Amer- j
ica. The engraving, 28 by 35 inches, is
from the original painting, ' entitled,
" The Pic-Nic on the 4th of July."
The painting took a whole year, and is
considered the finest of the entire list of
numerous popular productions by Lilie
M. Spencer. The engraving was the
work of four years, by three- eminent
artists -John Rogers, John Halpin and
Samuel Hollyer; the last named having
been induced to come from Europe to
America expressly to -finish it. The en
gravers have ably seconded the success
ful labors of the painter. None but
artists can fully appreciate the skill and
labor lavished on this engraving. The
general effect is very fine and impressive,
and the delicate finish to the heads will
bear the roosi minute inspection. The
union of Hue and stipple 13 executed
with unusual ability, and their skillful
combination has greatly contributed to
the success of the engravers in this un
surpassed proof of their artistical genius.
The work cn the engraving also cost
over seven thousand dollars, besides the
cost of the copyright, and is acknowl
edged by all competent judges the most
elaborately finished large work of art
ever engraved in America.
Fine copies of this magnificent pic
ture, on heavy plate paper, worth 10
each, are to be given as a Premium to
each subscriber to Demorest's Monthly
Magazine. Yearly subscriptions only
Three Dollars, and Ten Cents (which is
to be sent with the subscription), for the
postage on the engraving, (which will be
mailed securely done up on a rollet.)
This is certainly the largest, most lib
eral and splendid premium ever offered
to single subscribers by any publisher,
and affords an easv arid economical way
for any one to secure an elegant work of
art. a Parlor Picture that is only next to
a piano in the way of ornamentation, and
a perpetual reminder of a day which
ought to. be cherished and held in re
membrance by every true American.
The reception of this magnificent pic
ture will take every one by surprise, and
we do not venture anything io saying
that 10 will not procure another that
combines so much of interest and beauty.
Specimens of the Magazine, with cir
culars, giving full particulars, will be
sent to any given address, post free, on
receipt of 15 cents. Address Demorest's
Monthly, S38 Broadway, N. Y.
Not on " the Borrow. When the
stockholders of the P. T. Company wa3 in
session the other day, as we are told, in
quiry was made as to the charges of our
Democratic cotemporaries that the State
Treasurer badgbeen loaning State funds to
the Company, and an examination of
books and accounts cash accounts es
pecially showed that the Company had
never had any use for loans from the
State Treasurer, "or any other man."
So, gentlemen of the opposition, you can
sharpen your quills and try again. The
P. T. Co say they have not been on the
Gen. Charles K- Gardner died on the
1st, aged eighty-three years. He had
filled many important offices, havina been
Adjutant-Gtfneral of the Aimy, Surveyor
General of Oregon, Postmaster -of Wash
ington City, and Sixth Auditor of the
During the storm of yesterday there
occurred in this city, one of those epi-1
sodes in human life, the circumstances
and particulars of which make it appear I
more like a stage production than living
reality the meeting of two sisters after
long years of separation one of them
for a few years past a resident of one of.
our most fashionable thoroughfares, and
the wife of a successful and respectable
business man ; the other unmarried, and
for some years past a plaything for the
freaks of fortune. ' The meeting took
place on the -pavement, in front of well
known dry goods establishment, and was .
witnessed by a number of passers-by,
who, seeing the lady in silks, satins and
furs, in commune with one whose ban net
was old and tattered, whoso shawl was
faded, whose dress was travel-soiled, and
whose shoes illy protected her tired feet
from the snow that lay beneath them,
paused to observe the (to them) stfange
spectacle. The facts, as hastily gleaned
from the porter and an intimate friend of
the family, are as follows :
Years ago, the wife of whom we spdak
lived with her parents in the State of
New York, where she was courted and
won, but in opposition to the will of her
parents, by the man who is now her hus
band. For a time the marriage was de
layed, in the hope that her parents would
finally give their consent, but the hope
was vain. An' elopement was planned
and successfully carried out, and from
that day forward no tidings of her
parents, brother or sister, were ever had
by the eloping daughter. The couple
came West, and by judicious and careful
management, industry and economy, a
nice competence was accumulated, and
a tew years ago this city was selected as
their future and permanent home.
After the elopement came the war,
and the two brothers, responding to their
country's call, went forth to return to
their homes no more. They fell in the
battle of Pittsburg Landing. Sickness
eatiiu to their father, mother, and only
child a daughter and with sickness and
disease, other misfortunes that eat up the
substance and estate of the parents, and",
with a hope to recover, in some measure,
their lost competence, they joined a col
ony that was organizing for settlement on
some of the tributaries of the Republi
can river in Kansas. The fate of that
colony is well known to those wlio are
familiar with the numerous Indian mas
sacres on the western borders within the
last two years. The aged father and
mother were among those who were mur
dered, aud the daughter way left without
home or shelter, or the knowledge, cf the
existence of a relation west of her birth
place, and to her friends there she deter
mined to appeal for a home. Letter after
letter was written, but no reply ever
came to greet her expectant yearning,
and after mouths of waiting, she deter
mined to attempt the journey and make
her way back to the place where she was
born. With this intention she gathered
together her scanty wardrobe, and, iu
company with a returning family, started
on her long journey. ' Their means were
scanty, and by the time they had reachey
the State line at Kansas City, they were
left penniless. The family with whom
she was stopping concluded to stop there,
but the young girl decided to prosecute
her journey to a termination. Out of
money and destitute, she frankly made
known her condition and the circum
stances attending her checkered life to
Col. Sam. Lowe, of the State Line House,
and that geutleman, with his well known
chivalry and liberal heartedncss, provided
her with part of the funds to defray her
passage . to St. Louis, and saw that the
lack of the balance should not prevent
her reaching this city. Oa Sunday
afternoon last, she took, the evening ex
press, and oa Monday morning found
herself here, without a single dollar, and
no clothes but those she wore.' Monday
she spent in seeking- employment, but
her garb was a poor recommendation,
and she was turned away from every
door at which she applied for the means
of earning a subsistence. . Where she
rested on Monday night is not known (o
us, but yesterday morning she wandered
out in the storm and snow, with, as may
be supposed, a heavy heart, and a cold
and suffering body as well.- In her tne
anderings she cliaiiced to pause in front
of. the palace of fashion already indicat
ed, and as sho paused she sobbed and
wept, and who similarly situated would
not? While weeping and i sobbing, a
lady, emerging from the store, happened
to see her tear-stained face and hear her
sobs, and, perhaps, some old memory was
awakened, and, though her carriage was
in waiting, sho turned aside and engaged
the. wanderer in conversation." Question
followed question, the answers were frank
and candid, and in a few minutes the
gaily attired and fashionable woman re
cognized in the weeping girl the young
est of her parents' once happy house
hold, and, notwithstanding the wonder
ing gaze of the spectators gathered
around them, she clasped her in a long,
fond embrace, and freely mingled her
tears with those of her sister. The de
nouement may be easily imagined. The
carriage was called, and the two sisters
entered, and again clasped each other in
sisterly affection, were driven away to a
homo of j- comfort and affluence. This
was as singular as happy, and, so long as
she wills'it, a home and life of joy and
contentment is open to the one who has
suffered so long and edured such trials.
St. Louis Reptblican Oct. 20,
BEMARKABE ELECTRICAL FEAT,
TWO MEM DECAPITATED AND RESTORED TO tlPE-1
THE WKO.NO HEADS STITCHED OK TH8 TRUNKS,
BUT HO HATTER THE DEAD-LIVE MEN WALK,
i FEEM.1G A LITTLE STIFF THE 8TUXKI9Q.EST
BTBRT or THE PERIOD. . , .
:A Florence newspaper, JJltalie, ex
tracts from the "Annates 2e la Medecine
et de la Uhirrugie Estrangere " the fol
lowing extraordinary history. The Ital
ian paper, for reasons to be gathered,
does not give implicit credence to this
statement, nor lend' it the editorial sanc
On the IStii day of April, in the
prison of Villa Rica (province of Minas
Geraes, in Brazil, two men named Al
veiro and Carines were executed at the
same time. , In Brazil executions take
place with closed doors, in the interior of
the prison. Dr. Lorenzo y Canno, of
Rio Janeiro, well known by savants for
his remarkable works on electricity ap
plied to physiology, his surgical skili.and
his success in autoplastic operations, ob
tained permission to profit by this event
in order to experiment bn the power of
electricity, and illustrate its analogy with
some of the phenomena of life.
The numerous experiments heretofore
attempted have been made on the head.!
and trunk separately. Dr. Lorenzo y..
! Carmo's design was, if possible to unite
rue neaa io me necx alter aecapuauou.
The heads of the two criminals fell within
a few minutes of each other in the same
basket ; first that of Carines, then. that of
Alyeiro. ; Immediately after this second
execution a compression was effected by
a pupil of Dr. Lorenzo on the carotid
arteries of the heads; so as to stop the
bemmorrhage. The body was then placed
On a bed already prepared, and Dr. Lo
renzo stuck the head as exactly as possi
ble on the section and kept it in that po
sition. The cells of a powerful electric
battery were applied at the base of the
neck and on the breast. . Urjder this in-
WuiCH ? Rev. G- C. Dunbar preach
ed on Mrs. Stowe, a short time ago, in
All Saint's Church, London, and in the
fervor of his exhortation, said ," For
what did she do this thing f: For the
pake of a notoriety as that of Judas
Iscariot, or for tho thirty pieoes of silver J
offered by a magazine editor i
fluence, as in former experiments, the
respiratory movements were at once per
ceptible. As the blood, which penetrated
in abundance through the surface of the
scar, threatened to stop the passage of
air, Dr. Lorenzo had recourse to trache
otomy. Respiration then ensued regu
larly. The head was fastened to the
body by stitches, and by a special appa
ratus. The physiologist wished to ascer
tain for how long a time this appearance
of life could be thus artificially main
tained. His -astonishment was great
when he saw'jthat at the end of two
hours not only did respiration still con
tinue under the influence of the electric
current, but thatcirculation bad even
resumed a certain regularity. The pulse
beat feebly but sensibly. . The experi
ment was continued without intermission.
At the end. of sixty-two hours it was
evidynt,"" to the astonishment of every
one, that a process of cicatrization had
commence'd on the lips of the section.
A little later signs of life manifested
themselves spontaneously in the head and
limbs, till then deprived of motion.
At this moment the director of the
prison arrived for the first time in the
experiment room, observed that by a'
singular mistake due to the haste cf the
operation, the head of Carines had been
taken for that of Aveiro, and had been
applied to the body of the latter. The
experiment was continued notwithstand
ing. Three, days later, the respiratory
movements reproduced themselves and
electricity was suppressed. Dr. Lorenzo
y Carmo and his assistants were stupe
fied, frightened at the result so unex
pected, and at the power of an agent
which, in their hands, had restored life
to a body whose right to exist the law
had forfeited. f -;
The learned surgeon who had only had
in view a simple physiological experi
ment employed all his skill to continue
this work, which science, aided, against
all expectation, by nature, had so singu
larly commenced. He assisted the pro
cess of cicatrization, which progressed
under the most favorable conditions. By
means of an oesopbagian probe, liquid
nourishment was - introdnccd into the
stomach. At the end of about three
months the cicatrization was complete,
and motion, though difficut, became
more and more extended.. At length, at
the end of seven months and a half,
Alveiro Carines was able to rise and
walk, feeling only a slight stiffness in the
neck and a t'eebleues in the limbs.
A strange story has cot abroad in Ed-
inburg recently, in 'regard to an aged
female pauper in the St. Cuthbert's poor
house. ' The woman has been a member
of the poor house tor a good many years,
and, in addition to her other many mis
fortunes, she has been, afflicted with
blinduess. Not long ago she was attack
ed with a violent pain, such as the mcd
cal officers could not understand, far less
relieve. It lasled the whole of the nTght
and part of - the following day, and was
described. ' as of such a nature that it
threatened to " tear her eyes out." -Af-last
it reached its height, and the. poor
woman for a time was "left in a state of
semi-prostration ; but, to her delight, as
soon as the Bain had cased off, she found
that her eyesight had been - restored !
One can imagine the astonishment of one-
of the officers when, shaking him heartily
by the Jiands, she said : " I have often
shaken hands with you before ; I have
often heard your voice and spoke to von.
but never . have seen your face till this
morning. 1 ' .--u- -
One Mr. Foster and his sons performed
in London on a tight rope while playing
on violins, and wound up hv a series of
somersaults, each playing a fiddle, with
out missing a note during the perform
ance. ; J. ne spectacle of an orchestry
performing a symphony by Beethoven,
keeping time with the conductor's baton,
in a series of jumps and somersaults,
would be sure to attract a great crowd,
Trotting Extra-obbmast. Tb
New York Sum of tB I ith jrft th
following j The gentlemen d were at'
Prospect Parfc W Satwrday srfKrriewt
saw Bomethtrrg aevef before aett itt tWt
world. They saw- horae ttot m' Wlf
mile in One minute' and four seconds
the first quarter in thirty-three iecondi
and the second in thirty one I 0
course the horse Was Dexter, and lie wear
driven to sulky by Mr. Bonner. The
track was in good order, o far a dry
ness was concerned, and Dexter's tracks
with the new shoes oh hia fore feet, were
just where he put them down tbra Waa
no slipping. At the same time the trees
Was so rough, for the want of aCrapiDtr.
As to make it unpleasant to ride over it.
Dexter did not make, at break, and h -neter
looked finer. .As he came in, ma
experienced "horseman, who 'wfta Hsniofj
him, 'exclaimed 'repeatedly,' It l sTftotw
like flying than anything elee." ? -f.
Railroads in th Vntno Btatx,
A total of 45,258, miles of railroad
have been completed in the last forty
years find are now in operation !n ' thle
countrybesides 15,000 additional milea
which are now ' in progress of eoMtrac
tion. In a short tima this list will, be
swollen to 50,000,which, taking 94-1,000
as the avarage cost per mile, would make
the capital invested in railroads in this
country alone 52,000,000,000. The 15 -000
miles " of "'railroad which England '
owns cosjfc.0 verage of $160,000 per"
mile total, 82,500,000,000 ) while the
wtiolo ot tne o,uuu mnes in mis coun
try only cost S2;000,000,000. So while4
we have three times as many miletof
railway as England, we have paid
iaW,UW,UW less man ouo yaiu iui
hers. In the last year, too, our earning
for the same number of miles were
fully twice as much as those of our Eng
lish neighbor. ' ' i ., ,
Josh Billinqb on Oonqs. -Jeelt
Billings relateth his first experience with
the gong-thusly.i I can never eradicate
holi from my memory the sound of the
first gong 1 ever heard 1 Was settin on
the trout stupe of a tavern in the Bitty a
Bufietlo, pensively smokin. The sun
was goin to bed, aud the heavens fur and
near were blushin at tho performance.
The Ery Kanal, witli its golden waters,
was On its way tu Albany, and I was a
perusin tho line uv botes a florin by. and
thinkin ot Italy (where I used tu liv)
and her gondolcrs. My entire solo, as it
were, wos in a swot."; -I wanted to klimc,
I felt grate, I actaaly grew. There are
things in this life tu big tu be trifled
with ; there are times When a man brakes
luso from himself, when he sees 'spirits,
wheu ho can almost tuch the mane, and
feels as tho he cud fill both hands, with
the stars uv heaven almost sware h
was a 1 ank president That's what ailed
me. .'" -'J" " " ' ' ." ' .
, Bat the course uv true love never did
run smothe (this was Shakespere's opin
ion too.) - Jost asl'was doiog my best
dummer, duramer, spat, bang, beller
crash, roar, ram, dummer, rip, whang,
rare, rally, dummer, dummer, dummer
dum, with one tremenjua jump, I stead
ttiA ounlor nv r.Via sirivnlr. with another T
stood in the middle of the street, snort
ing like an Injine pony at a band of
musick. Gazin in my wild despair at the
tavern stand, mi heart swelled up as big
as an outdoor oven, my teeth were as lnse
as a strings of bedes. I thought all th
krockry in the tavern lied fell down. - X
thot of fenomeoons. I thot of Gabriel
and 'his horn. I ws jest on the pint of
thinkin ov soniethin eke, when the land
lord kum ont to the front stupe ot, the
tavern, holding by a string the bottom 'ofj
an oia Drass xeme. e aawieu mo
srentlv with his-' hand. ; I went slola and
slola up to him, he kammed say ieeree, h
said it was m gong, I saw - the cussed
thins, he sod sapper Wos reddy; he asked
me if I wud hav black or greea tea, and
I sed .1 wud. , ,..; , . i 1 4t:1t
Friizino thk BaAm'.-fThe discor-,
cry that the brain of living animal eoald ;
be frozen and alter wards eonia recover, .
was made by Dr. James Arnott, who so-'
lidified the brain of a pigeon by exposing
if tn frepiinr- mixture. 14ere nuutUAS
stopped, because with an ordinary frees
ing mixture, it was not possible to act on
the individual parts ot the organ ; rut
the importance of the discovery i not the
less on that account. It was a marvelous
revealing. Think what it was L Her
was a living organ ot, mind, a centre of
power, of all volition. ? It took in every
motion of the univetso to which it was
exposed. It took in light and form and
color by the eye it took the sound by
the ear: sensation and substance bv the
. ' . ... ... - .
toucn ; oaor oy tn nostra ana -taste oy
the mouth. It gave out, in return or re
sponse, animal motion, . expression ell
else that demonstrates a living animal.
With it, the animal ; without it, the nat
ural was a mere vegtable. And this organ,
the very center and soul of the organism,
was, by mero physical experiment, for a
time made dead- all Its powers iee bound.
And this ; organ,, net , free received ; its
functions back again, and, as we know
now by further observations, its function
are unimpared. Surely, this was tne dis
covery of a Hem worlds American Edm .
cationnt .Monthly." '-' lj ' ' 'f. J, , t
: General' John Bank head Magrnder,
the well known Confederate generel, and
formerly s bigh officer in the. United
States army, has gon Into tb leetnrln
business ' and; judging from the East aa
newspapers, his leeture on - Msxi.J
ian ind Mexico" to the jBosteis,
have been very popular and Bnocest.-
: ' Kate Murphy, tho "jumpwi