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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1870.
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TERMS IN ADVANCE.
One Tear. .-. Three Dollars
Six Months Two Dollars
Single Copiea....,. ......Ten Cents
Transient adrertisemcnts per Square of ten
lines or less, first insertion, $3 ; each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
i "T : 5 JOB WORK.
Having received new type, stock of colored
inks, cards, a Gordon Jotier, etc., we are pre
pared .Uijexeeute all kinds ol priutine ia a better
Hsmm kn'flfty per cent. eMSkperAn eer 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 tbe Register :
HIRAM SMITH, Esq Harrisburg.
Judge S. II. CLAUGUTON Lebanon.
PETER HUME, Esq -Brownsville
W. R. KIRK, Esq - "
E. E. WHEELER. Esq Seio.
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq Salem.
Geo. W. CANNON, Esq -Portland.
L. P. FISHER, Esq 'Frisco.
BUSINESS CARDS. p
IV o t ii i y Public.
LEGAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS
made an I attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. 12 6S
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
FFICE On Main street, opposito Foster's
Hiltabidcl & Co.,
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND PRO
visions. Wood and Willow Waro, Confec
tionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
E. A. Freelaud,
DEALER IN EVERT 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, I
S. II. Clang-hton,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT. OSSee in the Post Office building,
Lebanon, Oregon. - . - - '
Will attend to making Deeds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. - I
J. M. MITCHELL.
J. jr. noi-rn.
TCitchell, Dolph & Smith,
ATTORNEYS ad COUNSELLORS at LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
miralty. Otfice over the old Tost Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. I
JAMES A. WARNER,
Civil Engineer &. Surveyor.
IS PREPARED TO DO SURVEYING AND
Engineering. Uses improved Solar Compass.
Orders by mail promptly attended to. Residence
on 4th St-, opposite Dr. Tate's residence, Albany
TOimt. L. FLIICX.
Powell &. Flinn,
A TTDRNEYS COUNSELLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery,
. (Z. Flinn, Notary Public,)
Albany, Oregon. Collections and conveyances
prempfy attended to. I
P. V. REDFIELD. P. V. STINK.
H. 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, Ac. Ac, Wholesale
and Retail, opposite R. C. Hill A Son's drug
store, Albany, Oregon. 5oct9
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
Corner First and Washington Sts.,
ALBANY, - -" - - OREGON.
XT. BRENNER, Proprietor.
WITH A NEW BUILDING, NEWLY
Furnished throughout, tbe proprietor
hopes to give entire satisfaction to tbe traveling;
public. The beds are supplied with spring-bottoms.
The table will receive the closest atten
tion, and everything the market affords palatable
to guests will be supplied. ' jan29-2I
ALIMYY BATH HOUSE.
rilHK UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT -1
. fully inform the citizens of Albany and vi
cinity that be has taken charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict att-mtit a to business, expects to suit all
those who ma favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but
First-Class Hair Dressing' Saloons,
be ex pec's to give entire satisfaction to all. '
Children and Ladies' bair neatly cut and
shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER.
OTt TO HIT "
WADSWORTH & KUHN
Are now ready to execute all kinds of
Plain and Fancy Painting ! x
. - such as
Signs, Carriages, Buildings,
,.r . as well as
Graining;, Paperhanging, Calcimining,
' and in fact all kinds sad styles of -PLAIN
AND ORNAMENTAL WORK,
that can be dose with Paint and Brush, at
39-FAIRi LIVING RATES. .
Give as a call. Shop on Ferry street, over
Kuha A Adams' wagon shop.
CHEAP SEWINQ MACHINES.
tG)Q HOME SHUTTLE SE WINGrV G, Q
f?JiCj Machine. A double-thread ffrs&Cj
lock-stitch Shuttle Machine ; stitch alike on both
sides. . 1
GGUfY Celebrated Common-Sense tf C7i
JjisiAJ Family Machine. Both ma- tfaZ&ij
dunes fully Warranted for years. Machines
sent to any part of tbe coast by express, C. O. D.
'Agents wanted in every town on the Pacific coast.
,i v i Home Shuttle Sewing Machine Co.,
2y G. G. JRAVER,
131, First St., Portland.
UNION REPUBLICAN CONVEN
TION OP OHHUON.
The Union Republican voters of the State of
Oregon will meet at the City of Portland, at 10
o'clock A. 51., on Thursday, the 7th day of April,
1ST0, in Delegate Convention, for the purpose of
placing in nomination a State Ticket to be sup
ported at the approaching election in Jane, and
the transaction of such other business as shall
properly come before said Convention.
Counties will be entitled to delegates as follows:
Grant ...... ........ 7
Linn 1 8
Multnomah. . .. ...... 20
The Committee recommend that the County
Conventions for the election of Delegates be held
on Saturday, the 2Gtfi day of March, 1870.
By order of the State Central Committee,
M. P. BERRY, Chairman.
T. B. Odeneal, Secretary.
Portland, January ISUb, IS70.
S. D. SMITH.
GEO. B. COOK.
Corner First and Morrison streets,
Messrs. SJJ.ITH & 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, makiDg it by far the
Best Hotel lit 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
honse for the benefit of guests. 60
Portland, August 15th, IS69.
Front and Washington Streets,
X.. p. W. Quimby, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of the Western Hotel.)
THIS HOUSE is tbe 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
SJSS- The Concord Coach will always be font
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar
river boats, carrying passengers and their bag
gage to and fptm the boats free of charge.
Haute enpplied tctfi Patent Fire Extinguithert.
Front street : : : Portland, Oregon.
THE UNDERSIGNED, n.WIXO PUR
chased this well known Hotel, are now pre
pared to offer tbe traveling public better accom
modations than can be found elsewhere in the
Board and Lodging $2 OO per da)-.
The Hotel Coach will be in attendance to eon
vey Passengers and baggage to and from the
Hotel free of charge.
3. B. SPRENGER.
OHice Oregon A California Stage Company, B.
G. Whitehoi-se, Agent. 2tf
iew Columbian Hotel,
N-s. US, 120 and 122 Front street,
PORTLAND, i : OREGON
ED. CARNEY, PROPRIETOR.
The largest, Best and most Convenient
Hotel in Portland!
Located in the center of business and near all
the steamboat landings.
Board ani Lodging-
From one to two dollars per day according to the
7gX Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Superior accommodations for families.
The New Columbian Hotel Coac'i will be
in attendance at all tbe landings to convey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 JST Free ot Charge ! -3 69
DEALER IN. t MANUFACTURER OF
CABINET WARE !
orn er First and Broad Alb in streets,
' ggf rARTlCCLAK ATTBHTIOSr FAI9 TO "
ORDERS OF ALL KINDS
in his line.
I AX PRKPABED TO DO
ALL KINDS OK TURNING!
I ke p on band and make to order
..c.'.f' : -fi ad
SSf Shop near the "Magnolia Mills."
. JOHN M. METZLER
Albany, Not. 28, I888-IS
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, j
Precinct Meeting. At the meeting
at tbe Court House on Saturday last, the
following named gentlemen were elected
delegates to the Linn County Democratic
Convention: S. Montgomery, John Par
ker, Mart Paine, Geo. Patterson, C. P.
Burkhart, Isaac Hayes, Asa Jones, Milt.
Houston, A. W. Stanard and Mr. Hale.
From Scio. The Netcs advocates the
building of a good road and the estab
lishment of a mail line between Scio and
this city, and says Scioans will build
half the road if Albanians will finish it.
This is a good suggestion. Albany should
have good roads, leading to the different
towns in the county, that can be traveled
at all seasons in the year, if she wishes
to profit from their trade. Will our bus
iness men think of it?
The second term of ths Scio school,
under the management of Mr. Carter,
closed on the 8th. The full term ex
pires in April, when a vacation will be
given. The school under the present
teacher is most prosperous.
Mr. Jas. A. Hichardson, living about
three mrivs from Scio, who accidentally
shot himself last week, is in a fair way
The editor speaks of the bacon put up
during the season, by Messrs. Wheeler &
Ostrander, as first quality.
A beet brought into the JVeics office
measured 34 inches in circumference!
and weighed 15 pounds. x
A parcel of Indians prowling around
town, got hold of some whisky, and had
quite a row among themselves, last week.
A. C. Jones, of this city, delivered an
address before the Democratic Club of
Scl on Saturday night. Todd, the spir
itualist, was to lecture at tbe City Hall
the same evening.
Western Monthly. The March
number of this excellent magazine is
filled to the brim with interesting read
ing. The engraving of Robert Kenni
cott, the great Naturalist, is a striking
resemblance, and the sketch of his life
and labors, which follows, of the deepest
interest, especially to .Illinoisana. The
Western Monthly is one of the best pub
lication issued in Chicago, and is fast
gaining in popularity. Published by the
Western Monthly Company, Chicago,
111., at S3 per annum.
Willamette or Walla met.- Judge
J. Quinn Thornton and Judge Wm.
Strong, of Portland, have each given to
the Portland public their opinions as to
the manner in which our river should be
spelled the former contending for Wal-
lamct and the latter for Willamette or
Laws of the U. S. We this week
finish up the printing authorized by tbe
first session of the forty-first Cong: ess.
We shall soon commence issuing in sup
plemental form, the acts and doings of
the second session. As some of these
measures will be of great importance, we
issue in tbe shape of a supplement that
they may be the better preserved.
Thanks. For late copies of the Lead's
Times and ITorJcshire Post we are indebt
ed to Mr. John Briggs.
F ALL KINDS, printed at tbe very lowest
rates, as orderoa at tau etnee.
Signed. A proclamation for the pro
mulgation of the Fifteenth Amendment
has received the signature of President
Grant, says the dispatches.
Reduced. Under Republican man
agement the debt of Indiana has been
reduced from $13,000,000 to $2,100,000
while in the national finances better re
sults have been obtained than the most
sanguine had hoped for.
Sent to tbk Asylum. Terrence
Cassidy, who threatened President Grant
with assassination, and used very abusive
language while the latter was walking on
Pennsylvania avenue, Washington City,
on the 10th inst, has been pronounced
insane and sent to the Government In
Roasted Cat. Yesterday, says the
Portland Call ot the 10th, a little two
year-old was playing with pussy for some
time,-and while his mamma's back was
turned, put the feline in the stov'e oven
and closed the door. Tbe cat seemed to
be satisfied with the situation and' made
no noise, and the little toddler went
about his business. , The matron toon
after started a fire in the stove for culi
nary purposes, and when heated suffi
ciently, she opened the oven door and lo I
there was the household' mouser "done
brown," roasted up to the most approved
rules of Gallic cookery.
A young man in Indiana worked all
last summer to clear an eighty acre tract
of land belonging to a young woman who
had promised to marry him. . -When,
just as the weather began to get cold, he
went to claim his reward, she married
another fellow who had looked on while
the victim was working. - '
William B. Astor has raised the wrath
and rent of bis tenants five per cent, for
the coming year.
A Journey from - Albany, : Oregon, to
In company with Mr. Bartges, I left
Albany on Saturday, November 13th,
1869, at 4 o'clock P.-M-, per steamer
Fanvy Patton. We glided down the
placid Willamette to the little town of
B'uena , Vista, and there lay over night ;
thenf ran down to Salem. It being Sun
day, our boat lay over for the day.
W'hile there saw several of my acquain
tances, among whom ws Dr. J. Linsey
Hill, a medical student who remarked
that he would be prepared , to administer
pills to ma on myircturo," provided , my
delicate health needed jthem.t' . Success
to him, was my rpJy, tliough I didnot
wish to be his subject uyself, individu
ally. We remained ob board the boat
during the night to be ready for her in
the morning. Wo left at 5 o'clock,
with an increased number of passengers,
among whom was Mr. R-C. Gecr, Co.
Clerk of Marion, an old acquaintance,
who, after learning my design, gave me
cards of introduction to different person
ages in Illinois. - He remained on board
as far as Oregon City". There were two
other persons on boardfrom Salem, who
we learned were to be Our traveling com
panions to the East, . by the name of
Thos. Ingles and Geo. W. Taylor, the
former a miller by trade, bound for St.
Louis, Mo. V!
We passed smoothly down the river,
stoppirg now and then at the different
towns and points of shipment for freight.
We reached Oregon City at 11 o'clock
Monday, there to await two hours for the
loading of the steamer " Alert, during
which time we ascended the cliff in the
back ground, which gave us a magnifi
cent view of the city;- and-also of the
falls a bird's eye .iew of the city, as it
were, for the cliff overhangs the city
with a height of over one hundred feet
with an almost perpendicular wall.
We left Oregon Oity; at 1 o'clock,
reaching Portland at 4. Here we see
the steamer AJax, wjrteh was to be our
future home upon thoffcaters. She had
not yet unloaded hor eargo, which con
sisted chiefly of railroad iron, and it ,is
doubtful whether she-WU aavc ecfthe
morrow, the appointed time. ,- --..!
We put up at the Cosmopolitan hotel,
with a very hospitable proprietor, Mr. J.
B. Sprenger, formerly of the Pacific, of
Albany. Tuesday morning the steamer
chauged her advertisement for leaving to
Thursday. We are favored with copious
showers of rain, so familiar to " Web
foot "climate. Quite a bustle in town,
though it docs rain. Getting tired of
the place, it being so wet and disagreea
ble. We go to the theater to while
away the time. edncsday noon tne
steamer is unloaded, and moves over to
this side, to Couch's ' wharf. We go
down and inspect her somewhat. I vis
ited the Central school, which is in
charge of Prof. R. K- Warren, my
former teacher. Thursday morning the
steamer's advertisement is changed to
Friday. I went across the river to East
Portland. " While there the Iron
horse " came puffing up the first I ever
saw. A party of Albanians arrived from
an excursion across thq Cascade range.
We all attend the theater to hear Shak
speare's Macbeth. Friday morning ar
rives. The day dawns with a clear sky,J
and continues fair and beautiful that
our remembrance of Oregon may con
tinue lair and bright, it being the day
for us to leave. We go aboard at four
o'clock, and the old slpp was cut loose at
half-past four, so we bid farewell to Port
land. We went on our way rejoicing for
about three hours, and cast anchor for
the night opposite St. Helens. ; It was
foggy in the morning, so we did not start
till near ten o'ciook. when she went at
pretty fair speed. In the afternoon we
came incontact with the sea breeze j
met the steamship Moses Taylor, , whose
decks were lined with passengers from
San Francisco, , bound for Portland.
There were a lot of sea-gulls following
her. We put into the wharf at Astoria
for the night. The next morning (Sun
day) we set out for sea. Presently we
came in sight of the breakers, which
roll in and show their white-caps, and at
first sight present the appearance of a
city in the distance; but as we near
them we saw their frothy mouths shoot
forth their angry tongues as if eager to
devour us. We stear oar course for the
sea, but" it is deemed nnsafe to venture
through, so. her course is turned, and we
retrace our steps. Twice she stears for
for the sea, and twice she returns to the
harbor. A steamer is seen lyiug off . the
bar, waiting for the maddened waves to
quell. We cast anchor for the night m
Baker's Bay. Monday morning the
steamer Gutsfe Telfair is seen crossing
the bar, which seems to be Calm -she
comes in all, right. At half-past nine
Captain gave orders to hoist anchors,
which being done, we steared for the sea.
We cross the barr all right, but our ship
rolls and plunges like she would dive to
the very bottom.; but" as each wave
comes to engulf her, as it seemer, the
mounts and rides them triumphantly.
The sailors say it is very calm. ... There
is , not ve y much sickness on board,
though some vere unable to retain the
control of their stomachs though my
consumed eatables were kept down, I had
no particular hankering after a new sur
piy.T ,v.?! ...
, We have a fair wind in our favor, so
the sailors hoisted sails. The day passed
slowly on, and it is now that I spend my
first night on the "ocean wave." Tues
day morning dawns, and the coast is still
in sight. We pass a vessel between us
and the shore, several miles distant. I
see the spouting of the whale in its home
amid the watery deep. We make fair
progress, -though are getting somewhat
wearied. I saw a couple of seals show
their golden breasts above the saline sur
face. We pass inside the , " Golden
Gate," and are in sight of San Francis
co, whose outskirts are scattered over the
hills. We landed at the wharf at six
o'clock, 24th inst., and are glad enough
We put up at the Brooklyn hotel, and
came to our appetites. After supper
having done the subject justice we go
out to see the town ; also attend the the
ater. The Dext day we explored the city
a little, of which three or four hours'
walk shows us but a small portit n. We
buy our railroad tickets. - Our acquaint
ance with San Frincisco is short, yet
have formed a very favorable opinion of
her so far. On getting in the omnibus,
our old Albany friend-, Njoods, and wife,
hail us. They had ju&t arrived that day
from the Sound couutry. ' We leave at
four o'clock P. M., the 25th November.
We crossed the bay on the ferry boat,
and take the cars. There I got my first
ride behind the iron horse, which is quite
a contrast from that upon the sea. We
skim the ground in our flying- speed, and
reach Sacramento at half-past ten o'clock
where we remain till five next morning,
when we resume our journey, gliding
over the prairies of the Sacramento val
ley. We soon come to the old mining
camps of the '49ers, some of which are
still being worked. The miner is still at
his post with pick in hand searching for
the hidden treasure, for which purpose
there arc pipes and flumes in sight (or the
conveyance of water. The Sacramento
valley is. a very beautiful country. We
proceed at a merry rate over the level
meadows, swinging around the head of
the canyons. We come to the Emigrant
gap where we see the old emigrant road,
which looks like an almost impossibility
to travel, on the mountain side. No
more will the emigrant toil over the long
and weary journey ' behind an ox team,
tender footed, and with sore necks from
the wear of the yoke, but will ride be
hind the tireless iron horse, whose hoofs
are guided by the iron, Bail. 1, It ascends
the steeps, snorting and. puffing like.. the
frightened roebuck, it goes on, leaping
chasms, burrowing through the moun
tains, edging the preefpice. Thus it
ever goes ou night aud day in its untir
ing strength, oaly stopping now and then
to get a drink, or to take on wood to
keep itself warm.
This is the kind of " buggy " for me.
I don't think I want much of sea riding
in mine. I dont believe the author of
the following lines : -
" Ob, for a life on the ocean ware,
A home on tbe rolling deep,"
ever saw tbe ocean, much less to ride
on it and get sea-sick, and all that sort
ot thing, or else he must have been au
escaped convict from the States prison.
As for riding on the cars, I think the
writer of, .
''What is so provoking-as riding on a rail ?"
mustbave had the tooth ache very badly.
But I have run off from the road some
what, I guess. As we ascend the moun
tains we come to snow and a piercing
wind, while only the day before we were
in a climate of warmth and sunshine.
Here we pass through several tunnels
in the mountains, and also pass under
neath miles aud miles of snow-sheds, the
longest of the number is 1,700 feet long.
The total length of tbe sheds is 40 miles.
We pass the summit of the Sierra Ne
vadas about eiiiht o'clock at night. On
the morning of the 29th we came to
Wadsworth station, 45 miles from the
California and Nevada line, on the Ne
vada side, 189 miles from Sacramento.
During the day we pass through a vast
alkaline desert, surrounded by bald hills.
We alto pass by hot springs the safety
valves for the discharge of the steam
from the fire-works of our little globe.
But for fear of getting scalded we pass
on to the Humboldt river, whose wind
iug course we follow for many , miles.
Sage-biush is the principle shrubbery
here. We also get a sight of the " Dev
il's Peak," a perpendicular rock about
1,500 feet high, rising from the water's
edge. On the morning of the 28th we
take breakfast at Carlin, a station 446
miles from Sacramento. During- the
day. we pass near the White Pine conn
try. On the morning of the 29th we
came in sight of Great Salt Lake, whose
waters are said to be so salt that from
three pails of water one pail of salt is
obtained. Next we come to Promontory,
the junction of the C. P. and U. P. Rail
roads. Here we are in the Mormon
country. Brigham Young is building a
railroad connecting Salt Lake City with
the IT. P. Railroad. About dusk we
p&.ss through what is called the " Devil's
Gate," whose huge stony posts, or walls,
look as though . none other than him
could keep the gate a swinging. He
gave us a permit to pass through, and
we left him to gaze on the wild scene.
On the -30th we stopped at Bryan sta
tion, 914 miles from Sacramento. ? We
next go through the Red Deserts. The
morning of the 1st of December we stop
for breakfast at Lookout station, 1,167
miles from Sacramento, where the vast
herds of elk, deer and antelope are
found. We saw bands of elk but a
short distance from tbe road, which were
hurrying to get ont of the way of our
flying cars. I borrowed a pistol : from
one of the boys, and fired a shot among
them, but nope tumbled that we could
see. - Here we have an upward grade,
with snow piled ou the track at places,
although there are snow-fences on either
side ; but we havo two locomotives at
tached to the wagon, so we make the as
cent with fair speed.
The station on the summit of the
Rocky Mountains is called Sherman sta
tion, named in honor of Gen. Sherman,
the tallest i General in the service. We
go the down grade with good speed, and
when the morning dawns we are in Platte
valley, whose' level plains we travel for
many miles. ' We; crossed the North
Platte several times. At half-past eight
o'clock of the 3d we arrive at Omahar.
Thus we have passed over the Pacific
Rail-road, a work of great importance.
We crossed the muddy water of the Mis-
IsauriLW JcrrxJbct5lere iflLB abstt-
nance or ice in me river... w e leit coun
cil Bluffs in the evening. Our road is
somewhat smoother, than the- P. R. R.
The weeds are scattering and look very
scrubby. ; We crossed the Mississippi at
Clinton, when we are in Illinois, my own
native State.' Cornfields are numerous
on either side, which seems to be tbe
principle grain raised.. We arrived at
Chicago on tbe evening of the 4th, called
the "Queen City of the West," but that
was before Oregon and California were,
with their fine commercial cities. We
remained in Chicago . till 6 o'clock the
next evening, when we took the cars,
went at a lively rate all - night, and ar
rived at my destination, Oberlin, Ohio, at
R o'clock A. M. of the 6th of Dec, 1869,
in which place I have found shelter from
at least some of the cold so usual in Ohio
winters. R. H. MARKHAM, ,
I..-,-. 1 Shoo, Kly
This ludicrous, yet popular song with the mas
ses, was sung "by the negroes in Georgia long
before ths late rebellion. A fire engine bora the
name of "Shoo Fly," in Savannah, as far back
as 1856, having derived its name from this simple
and senseless song. As a, matter of curiosity to
oar readers, we give the words of what may truth
fully be termed' the song of the period :
SHOO, FLT, DON'T BODDER MB I
I think I bear de angels sing,
Ijtbink I bear de angels sing,
I think I hear de angels sing,
De angels now are ou de wing,
I feel, I feel, I feel,
Bat's what my m odder said ;
De angels pourin' 'lasses (Iowa
Upon dis nigger's head.
Cdobcs. Shoo, fly 1 don't bodder me I .-.. .
- Shoo, fly i don't bodder ms I ' '
Shoo, fly I don't bodder me I
I belong to Comp'ny O.
1 I feel. I feel, I feeL
I feel like a morning star ;
-t'..-,.: ...l feel, I feeL I fee!,.
" ' " "' I feci Ijfee a morning stari
I feel. I feel. I feel,
I feel like a morning star;
I feel, I feel, I feel,
j I feel like a morning atari
If I sleep in de sun, dis nigger knows.
If I sleep in do son, dis nigger knows.
If I sleep in de sun, dis nigger knows,
A fly come sting him' on do nose.
I feel, I feel, I feel,
Dat's what my modder said ;
Whenever dis nigger goes to sleep.
He must eober np his head.
Chorcs. Shoo, fly ! don't bodder me I
Fiskian Scollops. A newspaper
wag says the reports from Washington
give us only a garbled account of James
Fisk, Jr.'s, examination before the Con
gressional " Committee. The following,
he says, is the only correct report of the
interview which we have obtained from
an entirely reliable source:
Q. What has become of Mrs. Grant's
$20,000, her profits on the sale of gold ?
A. "Gone where the woodbine twin
Q. Do you know any bank Corbin is
interested in ?
A. "I know a bank where the wild
thyme grows.'' ' ,,
Q. When will Corbin be all right?
A. "When he can read his title
Q. What is Grant's duty to the aged
A. "Father, come home," and stay
Q. w here did yon first broach the
gold question to Grant ?
A. "On Long Island's sea girt shore."
Q. On board one of your Sound
steamers 1 . -
A. "Sound the loud timbrel."
Q. -When did you speak of it again ?
A. "When the swallows homeward
fly." -,'.., !v.:..,.u ::
Q. Where has Speyer gone f
Up in a balloon, boys,
. Up in a balloon." ' '-
Q. When do you expect to be free
from your entanglement i
A. "When the spring time comes,
Q. At present-
. A.- "Jamie's on the a-t-o-r-m-y sea."
Q. How do you feel, anyhow f ..
A. (Song and walk around)
' ' -oh, I feel just as happy
' i As a big sunflower."
A Wisconsin negro suspected a white
man of interviewing his wife, and watch
ed things through a stove pipe hole.
Soon his worst fears were realized ; he
rushed into the bedroom, when the white
man fled with his hoots in his hand. Tbe
colored man was going to sue him for
$250,000 damages, but on finding a good
coat and vest, and a pair of pants in the
room, h;s wounded pride was healed.
v A recent applicant to one of oar stage
managers for a " posish " was asked if he
bad ever " been on the boards 1", "Cer
tainly, sir, often I was in the lumber
yard this forenoon a couple hoars. My
folks live - next door to a huge pile of
'em." He was engaged , at once to
make his exit by the rear door. ;
In Cincinnati a Welch woman announ
ces a poetical reading in her Dative tongue
It will be apt to sound like the fracture
of many bottles. - - ' . ; .
' ; A Scientist's Somersaults
Dr. T. D. ' Verano, one of the most
distinguished astronomers of the day is
about to publish a book, whioh as com
pletely upsets the astronomical system
now indulged ia as Copernicus and Gal
lileo upset the system prevailing. The
system of Newton, the ded notion of Kep
ler, and. the opinions of all the great
lights of our present system, are utterly
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vontrauicieu. it is unaersiooa mat
these new doctrines are not the opinions
of one man, but. are the opinious of a
against existing institutions ; and we may
look for a lively battle among scientific
men. The author sets forth some of his
Ctrar t-o-teaohings of the sys-
Mn ot xperaiow , theoety ooe'thatBOw'
gives law to astronomy, the" sub is now
placed in the centre of the ,. planetary
fivatnm mnA V.n . I. ' 1 . 1 1 t -
-j , nu auu iuo planets uu
not revolve annually around that lumin
ary. " vj.
Contrary to the belief in the system of
Ptolemy, the earth is not situated in the
centre of the universe, and the sua and
the planets do not accomplish their! an
nual revolving around it. i -
Contrary to the system of Tyoho Bra.
che, the earth is not motionless in tbe
centre of the planetary system, and the
sua does not revolve annually around our
globe, carrying with it, in its revolution,
all the planets that circulate around it. '
- Contrary to the doctrine of the astron
omers of our days, the. orbit of tbe earth
and the orbits of the planets are circles
and not ellipses Kepler having mistak
en illusions for realities in ascribing to
the ellipse a power in space which it does
not and cannot possess, i
'Contrary to their, doctrine, the moon
does not reyoive around the earth while
the latter is said to revolve around the
sun. ' ' : '
Contrary to their doctrine, the earth,
the moon and the planets pursue their
course continually in. the plane of tbe
eliptic, and never go out of it.
Contrary to their doctrine, the dimin
ution of the obliquity of the eliptic is a
chimerical idea. - "i' , , . ; -:
Contrary to their doctrine, the proces
sion of the equinoxes, upon which .the
most important works of modern astrono
my are based, is something that does not
exist. ". '- -.... .. .
Contrary to their, doctrine, the equi
noctial points and 1 solstices always pre
serve their same positions. : '
. Contrary to tneir doctrine, the terres
trial meridian varies .annually, and the
latitudesod st art ingoinjtojlqricilfldes
Shange from year lo yeafl"'
'" Contrary to their doctrine, our civil
year is not of constant equal duration, as
their , almanacs represent it. There is
never a year of duration equal to the one
that preceded or follows it. ' .
. Contrary to their doctrine, the Grego
rian rectification was founded upon do
astronomical basis. Instead of prevent
ing it has augmented confusion ; at a
future day Easter will come round again
in the middle of spring, although the
almanacs will eall it winter, if they per
sist in keeping the 21st day of March as
the date ot the spring equinox.
Contrary to their doctrine, the climates
of the earth are not nearly invariable,
bnt are subject to extreme vicissitudes.
Contrary to their doctrine, the stars
have a general movement that carries
them from West to East.
Contrary to their doctrine, the dimen
sions, distances and movements of . the
planetary bodies, as set forth in their
computations and tables, possess no real
ity whatever; for they have been deter
mined without taking into account pne of
the most indispensable conditions.
Contrary to their doctrine, no comet
ever precipitates into any sun . whatever
in the realms of space, or can in soy
event come into collision with the earth.
Contrary to their doctrine, Kepler's
laws are but pure illusions. I ( It is only
necessary to study . them experimentally
in order to recognize the fact that they
have not the least connection with the
fundamental law of celestial mechanism.
Contrary to their dootrine, Newton's
theory of gravitation offers neither evi
dence nor probability. It is a fantastic
commentary, built upon the, chimerical
ideas of Kepler, radically foreign to all
mathematical truth aud even transgress
ing the limits of common sense. New
ton stepped beyond' the; sphere of the
difficulty only to enter , into impossibili
ties. I '-Ii i . : .n,
. - After speaking of the intimate and in
separable connections existing between
astronomy and geology, he says ir
The astronomy of the time we live in
has to undergo the fate of all human
aberrations.. It : clings ..tenaciously,'. to
what is not, yet does not see . what is.
One of the, most, remarkable arrange
ments that responds to one of the most
important astronomical necessities Of the
flanet we inhabit it -overlooks entirely,
refer to the mathematical regulation
that has collected all the land on one
hemisphere of our globe and covered the
other with an immense ocean-r-e mechan
ism traoseendantly simple, yet which,
more than any other, perhaps, throwi
into relief the hand of the Creator in the
v.- i i i a , . i iji i n i l V. . , . .
Tt T?.. Tta" TTaajwwKt'l nf RllAU
needs to be born again, if it is true Chat
he said in a recent discourse that there
is as - much reason for demanding the
reading of the Bible in a planing mill or
woolen factory as in the common schools."
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A Georgia paper says it has no doubt,
from the immigration of mules into the
State during the past year,' that they ore
largely in the majority. : n . t-, ",
" A Chioago" reporter, ia describing the
dress of a well known lecturer, says thai
the "black velvet waist wae plain, and
well lined with. Oiira Logaa." ' ..