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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 28. 1870.
PUBLISHED ETERV SATURDAY BT
OFFICB OS CORSETS OF PERCY AND FIRST-STS.
E. F. RUSSELL, I
Attorney at Law, t
TERMS IN ADVANCE.
One Year .'.....Three Dollars
Six Months ."...Two Dollars
Single Copies Ten Cents
Transient advertisements per Square of ten
lines or loss, first insertion, $3; each subsequent
Larger advertisements inserted on the most
. JOB WORK.
Having received new typo, stock df colored
iabs, cards, a Gordon Jobber, etc., wo are pre
pa ed to execute all kinds of printing in a better
manner and fifty per cent, cheaper ttian ever be
fore offered in this city.
C. P. FERRY,
RUSSELL & FERRY,
Real Estate Brokers & Colle'ctiiii Agents,
Portland, - -
Agents for the Register.
The following gentlemen are authorized to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc., for the Register :
HIRAM SMITH. Esq Ilarrisburg.
Judge S. H. CLACtf UTOX... Lebanon.
PETER HUME, Esq -Brownsville
TV. R. KIRK, Esq
E. E. WHEELER. Esq Scio.
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq Palcm.
Geo. W. CANNON, Esq Portland.
L. P. FISHER, Esq 'Frisco.
otary X u b 1 i c .
BROWNSVILLE, OREGON. -
f EG AL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS
Ji made an ' attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. 1269
BCRMCSTER & BELLINGER,
4 TTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW,
J Albany, Oregon.
Oefice in the Parrish Brijk. 23
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
FFICE On Main street, epposito Foster!
HUtabidel & Co.,
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND PRO
risions. Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
E. A. rrecland,
DEALER IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
School, Miscellaneous and Black Books,
Stationery, Gold and Steel Pens, Ink. etc.. Post
oface Building, Albany, Oregon. Books ordered
from New York and San Francisco. I
, S. XI. Clang-Mori,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT. Office ia the Post 03ka building,
Will attend to making Deed? and other convey
ances, also to tha prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. 1 I
J. H. HITCtlEI.L. J. S. DOLPH. A. SMITIX.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
ATTORNEYS aso COUNSELLORS at LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
miralty. Office over the old Post 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. ResHeuce
on 4ih St., opposite Dr. Tate's residence, Albany
Oregon. eI9 Cm
. POWELL. ,1.. FLIXS.
Powell & Flieisj,
A TTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW
and Solicitors in Chancery,
(L.'T'linn, Notary Public,)
Albany, Oregon. Collections and conveyances
jpromply attended to. 1
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO TIIE
Sale of Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation,
and the Collection of Claims.
Office, North-west eorner of First and Wash
ington Streets, Portland, Ogn. feb2C-70-25
8. D. EMITB. GEO. B. COOE.
Corner First and Morrison streets,
Portland, Oregon. , .
Messrs. SMITH & COOK have taken this
well known house, refitted and refurnished
it tbruugbot, built a large addition, making
thirty more pleasant rnoms, enlarged tho Dicing
and Sitting rooms, making it by far the
Best Hotel lu Portland.
A call from toe traveling public will satisfy
them that the above statements are true.
SMITH COOK, Props.
N. B. Hot and cold' Baths attached to the
house for tho benefit of guests. 50
Portland, August 15th, IS69.
Front and Washington Streets,
L. P. W. Quimby, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of tho Western Hotel.)
TIII3 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
S-SS" Tho Concord Coach will always bo four
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar
river boats, carrying passengers and their bag
gage to and from the boats free of charge.
Mouse supplied Kith Patent Fire Extinguishers.
: Portland, Oregon.
r. m. redfiem).
p. w. SPINE.
F. M REDFIELD St CO.,
C10NSTANTLY on hand and receiving, a
J large stock of
Groceries and Provisions,
, Wood and Willow Ware. Tobacco, Cigars, Con
. feetionery, Yankee Notions, Ac., 4c, Wholesale
and Retail, opposite R. C. Hill 4 Son's drag
store, Albany, Oregon. 5oet9
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
Comer First and Washington Sis.,
ALBANY, - ' -
WITH A .NEW BUILDING, NEWLY
Furnished throughout, the proprietor
hopes to give entire satisfaction to the traveling
public. The beds are supplied with spring-bottoms.
The table will receive the closest atten
tion, and everything the market affords palatable
to guest will be supplied. ... jan20-2I
Main street, -- Albany, Oregon.
2fTe a t s of All Kinds,
OF -THE VERY BEST QUALITY,
Constantly on hand.
. 30-6m' G. B. HAIGHT.
THE, UNDERSIGNED, nAVING PUR- i
chased this well known Hotel are now pre- '
pared to offer the traveling public better accom- i
modations than can bo found elsewhere ia the !
Hoard, and Lodging- ?2 OO per day.
The Hotel Coaeh. wi11 be in attendance to con-
vey Passengers and baggage to and from the :
Hotel free cf charge.
J. B. SPRENGER. j
Office Oregon 4 California Stage Conipanv, B.
G. WaiTEHOCSE, Agent.
Xcxv Colmnbiaii Hotel,
N:'S. 11S, 120 and 122 Front street,
POETLAriD, : : : OREGON
ED. CARNEY, PROPRIETOR.
The Largest, Best and mo-t 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
559- Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Snperior accommodations for families.
The New Columbian Hotel Coach will be
in attendance at all the landings to convey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 J-Treo oi Charge ! -S2 69
MRS. A. J. DUNIWA7,
FasMonaMe Iinmeryaii-1 Fancy Goods.
Follows Dress and Cloak Making in all
their varied branches.
BLEACHES AND PRESSES STRAW GOODS
In Latest Style and best manner.
STAMP FOR BRAID AND EMBROIDERY.
Corner First and Broada'bin streets, Albany,
C. ME A LEY
DEALER IN 4 MANUFACTURER OF.
CABINET WAHE !
13 e titling, XHtc,
Corner First and Broad Albin streets,
ALBANY SHAVING SALOON.
THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING OPENED
a New Shaving Saloon, en First street, Al
bany. Oregon, invites ail those wishing a Clean
Share, Hair Dressing, or Shampooing, to give
him a ealL "
J. H. BACKSNSTO.
Albany, April 2, 1870.-39 v
ALBASY BATH HOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
fully inform the citizens of Albany and vi
cinity that he his takeu charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict attintic ? to business, expects to suit all
those who d) favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but
First-Class Hair Dressing' Saloons,
ha expee'a to give entire satisfaction to all.
fsS- Children and Ladies' bair neatly rat and
hampeoed. - ;- s JOSEPH WEBBER.
- ' - C).I9y2
PAtTTItCLAB ATTEHTIOJI PAID TO -32i
ORDERS OF ALL EZNBS
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Give them "iVork.
Every ocean steamer plying between
San Francisco and Portland conveys an
addition to the population of Oregon, a
portion of whom -are young men without
families, whs are induced to come hero
in the hopes ot being able, by industry
and frugality, to make for themselves a
home among us. : Many of these young
men are finding their way to Albany.
In a majority of cases they are supplied
with but little money. With but very
little more than enough to cover necessa
ry traveling expenses from their Eastern
homes to the far West, they arrive among
us, in some instances that have come un
der our observation, without a dollar left,
relyiug u5ou the statements mado to
them previous to undertaking tho jour
ney, that plenty of work, at remunerative
wages, could be obtaiued for the asking
as soon as they struck our shores. Gen
erally they are composed of the very
material Oregon wants men of brawn
and muscle, inured to labor, who are not
only willing but anxious to secure some
kind of employment by which they can
obtain an honest livelihood. Wc have
invited them here, and it is not only our
duty but to our interest to give them
employment, that we may retain them in
our midst. They arc the kind of men
that make good citizens; they possess
the energy and muscle necessary to aid
us in more fully developing the great
natural resources of our country ; they
will build our dwelliugs, clear our lands
and make them ready for the plow in
fact, euter with spirit and zest into all I
the various channels of industry opened
to them. We know that times are dull
at present, and money "tight," and of
course the demaud for labor and laborers
limited ; but the busy season is approach
ing, when all the labor that can be ob
taiued will not fill the demaud. Our j
farmers not only have a prospect for lar-e !
yields the coming harvest, but the-indi-
cations are that prices for grain will rule j
much higher than for some time past, j
therefore it is to their interests that the
entire crops should be secured. Last J
harvest great complaints were made that j
Sufficient forte could not be obtained to j
save the crops, and a large amount of
grain was destroyed iu consequence.
Looking at the matter from this stand
point aloae, would it not "pay" our farm
ers to incur a little extra ' trouble and
expense note to take care of and retain
this labor element as fast as-it reaches us
that we may reap its benefits iu the
future ? So far as we are iufoimed,
these unemployed hands are willing to
stay with us until harvest arrives, creat
ing a demand for their services, at mere
nominal pay for their present labor, and
in some instances are willing to make
themselves useful until that time in con
sideration of their board and lodging.
This is cheap enough, in all conscience,
and there are few of our farmers who
could not board and lodge one or more of
these new comers with decided profit to
In Portland and other places they have
organized -societies, whose duty and
pleasure it is to find employment for all
applicants. In lieu of such society, those
of our farmers who are willing to take
one or more persons seeking employment,
are requested to leave their orders with
any of our' merchants, stating at the same
time the kind of employment and the
amount they are willing to pay therefor.
In this way, honest and industrious young
men, arriving in this community from
the older States with little or no. means,
may be furnished with homes until places
are opened for them, enabling thetn to
become permanent and honored citizens.
Without such encouragement we need
not expect to retain among us the very
cream of the incoming tide pt emigra
tion, so long wished for, that ia now
fairly set in toward these shores. Will
not each and every citizen of Linn county
take hold of this matter, and do whatever
may be in bis power to lend it aid and
"But the Queen Vashti refused to come at the
King's commandment by his chamberlains.'
Book of Either, 1:12.
Say to the King : I will not come his Queen
That am not, and never have been.
Say to the King: I will not stand again,
A beauteous lie, among his princely men.'
Say to the King : Cold pomp, and regal state,
And glittering servitude but mock my fate.
Say to the King : I am his slave my lifo
Made all a splendid irony for wife. -Yet,
say ye to the King : 'Twcre street to wear
A sackcluth-gown, aud knetl before him there,
Unsaudeled, mean, among that rieh-robod throng,
Braving its wonder when I passed along,
So he would raise mo with one true, pure kiss ;
This were my wifehood, and my queenhood this.
HOW I GOT MARRIED.
BY GEORGE TOWN BRIDGE.
Yes,. I'm a married man. at last ! That
is my .wife sitting overahere in the great
arm chair that slender, delicate crea
ture, with the soft, creamy face, and lus
truos golden hair; aud that queer little
thing in her lap, over whicfli the coos so
tenderly, that ia my son and heir, Charles
Townbridge, jun. - Heavens! what a
feeling of importance it gives a fellow'to
know that his name will live after his
body is under the soda ! I never knew
what it was to be a man before. I'm one
now, every inch of me, as Lear was every
inch a king.
A woman-hater ! Thai's what I've been
called all my life, and the cognomen was
not missapplied. I did hate women, and
excluded myself fiom their society, aiid
sneered at their frailties until well, until
that little woman yonder glorified the
whole feminine gender for me. I'm a
changed man. 1 can't pass a bit of fe
male apparel in a shop wiudow a chig
non, or a knot of ribbon without a ten
der thrill at my heart. I'm an old fool,
that's about the amount ef it.
: Twenty years ago! Bless my soul,
what a long wavs to look back ! Such a
misty, winding road, cut across at every i dari;R boy how
turn uy tuu $iu?3 icuu gru.ua ui ueau
friends and b'ighted hopes ! Ah me ! I
would net go back and tread it all over
again if I could ! Twenty years n''o I
I met with my first disappointment, and !
it made mo a misauthrope, a woman- !
I was a young stripling then, just six
teen, the sjle idol and com fort of an over
fond mother. -We lived all alone iu a
neat little villa at Shepherd's Bush ; and
mother was bent on making a great man
of me poor, fond mother ! She confi
dently believed that I possessed any
amount of undeveloped talent, and denied
herself a thousand little comforts in order
tosecurefor me the advantages necessary
to bring it into action. Looking back
upon these days now, it affords me a kind
of melancholy satisfaction to know that
she went to her eternal rest, happily un
conscious that ail her selfish labor had
cloath coat with the corner of her apron,
and twisting my well oiled locks over her
thin fingers ; " aud she'll take you, too,
it she's not devoid of appreciation."
My heart swelled with gratified vanity
as I put the glittering toy in my pocket,
and started. She ; followed a c out, and
then down to the garden gate.
" Good by, my boy," she called, as 1
Something in her voice made me look
back, and I noticed that her face had a
strange,. white look, and her eyes running
over with tears. '
" What is it, mother?" I asked, turn
ing and taking her hand.
" Nothing nothing at all, my dear.
Only this new joy won't make you quite
forget mo, will it, Charley ? "
" Oh, mother, no," I cried, throwing
my arms round her neck, and kissing her
white cheeks. " I shall never love any
oneelse as I loxa you.' - .r
" My darling, my pride," eho mur
mured.' "No, other mother ever had
such a son you never caused ine a mo
ment's sorrow, Charley."
" I'm glad of it, mother. Good bye."
" Good by, my boy."
I left her standing there in the autumn
dusk, and went up to Major Weaver's.
The fates were propitious; I found Jessie
alone in the parlor, singing to her guitar.
" "lis you, Charley," she said care
lessly, as I entered. " There, sit down
while I sing to you."
I obeyed reluctantly enough, for I was
in a fever of impatieuce. To this day I
have no idea of what she sang ; but the
instant she Gnished, I was at her side.
" Jessie," I said, unfolding the scented
paper that contaiued the brooch," liere's
j a present I've brought yjju, and
liut sno cut snort my acciaration,
which i had " cut and dried " weeks be
forehand, with a scream of delight.
" For me, Charley ? " she cried, as the
clittering toy flat hod on hei sifiht ; "" 'tis
the very thin" 1 wanted. lou dear.
shall i ever thank
I made up my mind to take his advise.
I threw away my pens and paper, and
bought a small mercantile business. It
was a tedious life ; yet I soon grew to
love it. Twenty years after I found my
self a' rich man, the propriotor of the
Walnut Hill Estate.
I had ample means, so I gratified my
love for travel. I wandered all over
Europe, launched my bark upon the Nile,
and sat beneath the shadow of the Pyra
mids ; returning home again, sunburned
and footsore with a weary, loveless heart.
I shut myself up, having no intercourse
with my fcllew-men, and regarded wo
mankind with a bitter feeling of hate and
One sunny, autumn afternoon I have
vivid remembrance of it, even to this
day ; it was early in October, and the
sunlight, streaming down upon the great
walnut trees in front of my dwelling, and
gliuting through the tawny chestnut
leaves, seemed to have a peculiar warmth
and brightness I lay on a little hillside,
watching by turns' tho blue smoke curl
ing up from my mcershaum, and the
busy village folks down below me. There
was a fair, or something of that kind, on
loot, ana an unusual bustle prevailed,
you V and siezing me round the neck,
the gave me a hearty kiss.
The touch of her red lips fired my blood
like wine, and set my brain in a whirl of
excitement. In a breath I. was on my
keces before her, pouring out my love,
and the hopes I had cherished, in frenzied
accents. At first she stood amazed, then,
as the full sense of what I -was saying
dawned upon her, she broke into a gay
" Oh, Charley ! you silly, silly boy ! "
she cried ; "you are too amusing.
F ALu KIXD3, printed at the very lowest
-'-" o' itrea, at tnis omce.
in his line.
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I All PREPARED tO BO,
ALL KINDS OIT TURNING!
I ke'p on hand and make to order
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afl Shop near tho "Magnolia Mills."
JOHN M. METZLER
Albany, "Sov. 25, IS6S-I2
Tub Pixley Sisters Assisted by
a good company, gave our citizens two of
the best entertainments in the theatrical
line we have ever had. They danced
well, acted better and sang superbly, ort
Friday and SatunJav nichl3 of last week,
in both instances to fair houses. It is
probable that they may return this way
in ft fnw iranlr. n mThijtti n ian nnii nltlTpns
win nave the pleasure of hearing them
Agricultcrai, Machinery." At
Messrs. Blaio, Young & Coa the farmers
of the valley will not only find a large
stock of elegant dry goods, etc., but they
wm De aoie to procure threshers, headers
inowers, and various other agricultural
implements mat are necessary to the sue
eessful and profitable tillage of the soil
Call and examine. -
been spent for naught; still fancying, in
the egotism of her love, that " her boy,"
as she called me, would ene day cover
himself with the luster of'great deeds.
I shared her belief then, and when my
sixteenth year and my academical course
both culminated at once, I thought my
fortune made. As a matter of course,
the next step to be taken was matrimony.
By way of beginning, I set myself to
work to get up a poem, to be dedicated
to the fair one of my choice, Miss Jessie
Weaver, lhe composition consumed a
round week. Day. after day I shut my
self up iu my bedchamber, aud racked
my brain over rhyming syllables. At last
it was finished, and elaborately copied on
scented rose-colored paper. There were
some two dozen verses, Containing swash
sentiment, and morbid melancholy,' suffi
cient to stock a regiment of ordinary
novels ; but mother listened while I read
them to her in a confident, declamatory
style, her loving eyes full of subdued ex
ultation. . . j :
' I always thought so ! I always
thought you'd make a great man, my
boy, she said, proudly j
I sent the poem to Jessie, witn no ;
doubt about its reception. I had too j
big an opinion of her good sense to be
lieve, for an instant, that she would fail
to appreciate it; and she didn't, as her
gay laugh and djneing eyes attested at
our Dext meeting. !
" You'll be famous by-and-by, Char
ley," she called after me, -over the garden
gate : " a second Byron." ;-
1 stroked my sprouting mustache witn
serene self-complacency, running my eye
ever the gardens surrounding per lamer s
mansion. She was an only child, and
wouli inherit all his wealth. had made
up my mind to propose to her on my
nexi'visit ; and it would be a proper
thing to make her a present oo such an
There was a ear ruby brooch on exhi
bition in one of the shop windows at Not-
ting HiH, and oa this I had set my heart;
but the price was five guineas. How
could I ever manage to get it ? I made
known my desire and intentions tt; moth
er on my return home. She looked seri
ous and thoughtful for a moment ; then
she arose, and going to the. corner cup
board, took down the blue china bowl, in
which she kept her money. I can sec
her dow, with hr slight figure and pale
face, as she stood in the glow of the fire
light, counting over the heaps of silver
pieces she had poured upon the table.
" Onlv five euineas," she said, with a
suppressed sigh, as s"he returned the sur
nlna ihrA : or four half crowns to the
bowl; "but take it, toy boy, and wel
Mmi." : " -
1 f nrK if and houcrbt the brooch for
" Isn't it splendid, mother ? " I said a
few evenings after, as I was giving the
finishing touches to my toilet, prepara
tory to the all-important, visit. " She'll
be sure to take it, won't she ? "
" To be sure she will my boy," she re
plied, fondly fluttering round me, polish-
. i incr the bright brar.3 buttons on my blue
you credit for more sense than this. Get
up, and stop this foolish nonsense." I'm
to be married in six weeks to Sir Wal
ter Dunbar." . j
What I said or did, how I got- out of
the house, I never .knew. .1 found my-;
self in the meadows, making my way
toward the canal. A dull pain throbbed '
through both heart and brain, aud one
strong, irresistable impulse impelled me
on. My mother's loving watchf'ullncss
had hitherto kept my life from all care
and sorrow ; and I shrunk from pain,
and only thought of ridding myself of it.
The great autumn moon was just up as j
I reached the bank, pouring down her
silver splendor on the water. I sat down
beneath the shadows of a drooping willow,
listening to the moaning rustle of the
branches overheadn, Kensal Green Cem
etry was plainly visible. A solitary bird,
a nightingale, perhaps, sang mournfully
from a neighboring thicket. All these
sights and sounds were as familiar as my
owiiidentity ; and I felt an infinite pity
for myself, looking upen and listening to
them for the last time for the last time
it surely was ; after the cruel blow I had
received, life was out of the question.
One plunge in those dark waters would
end all ! And then, when . Jessie heard
of my sad fate, she would repeut of what
she had done, and love wheu it was too
late. I even fancied how my funeral
would be conducted, at that very cemetry
after my body was found ; and actually
suffered a good deal from fear that there
would not be an appropriate epitaph writ
ten for my tombstone. If I had had a
scrap of paper and pencil, I should have
composed and left one myself ; but not
bavin?: the requisites, I had to resign
inysellito my fate. -
Divesting myself of the new blue dress
coat, and hanging it very carefully and
conspicuously on the branch of a tree, I
prepared myself to make a final plunge.
But at that instant my mother's face, full
of beseeching love, seemed looking up
from the moonlight waters. A keen pang
shot through my heart. - How would 6he
bear ay loss, sne who nad alawys loved
me so! I could not do this deed with
out even bidding her lareweil I could
not break my mother's heart ! Snatching
down my coat, I struck across the fields
at a rapid pace. At the villa gate I
paused, chilled to the very soul by a feel
ing ot awe and dread. The moonlight
streamed down. There sat my mother in
her great arm chair, I could see her
white face plainly. I opened ' the gate,
and went up the gravel walk with sup
pressed steps. She might be asleep, I
thought and she was, that quiet, dream
less sleep that knows no waking. She
was dead. - ; . ... -
Two or three days after her funeral,
our old parish clergyman came down to
see me. " - ". .- .
" Well, Charley, my lad," he said after
a few moments' comforting conversation.
" what do you propose doing In the way
of a profession r
" I am undecided, sir, I havn't thought
much about it. I ve been writing a good
deal of late, and thought, perhaps-
But ho cut me short by a gesture.
C - a
Bzure, wcarinz a Drown robe and a lann-
ty little hat, coming up from the town in
the direction of Walnut Hill. I watch
ed her with a feeling of interest, in spite
of myself; and when she actually turned
into the lane that led up to my door, I
felt my heart pa'pitating like a boy's.
Could it be possible that any woman
would have the audacity to force herself
into my house to beard the lion in his
On she -came, her brown veil and
streaming ribbons fluttering in the wind,
her little boots beating a brisk tattoo on
the gravel. I lay quite still till she
passed me, then, rising on my elbow, I
watched her covertly. On she went
(straight up to my house, up the front
steps; and then, bang ! went the knock
er. I heard the door open, and knowing
that she had been admitted, I rose and
sauntered up myself, thoroughly vexed
at tho tremulous eageroes I feltto know
who and what she was. She rose from
her seat as Centered, saluting me with a
" Excuse me, sir," she said
you are Mr. Charles Townbridge, I
lieve, and I am Jessie Dunbar."
The silvery voice, the familiar face, the
name, and seme glittering ornament in
her bosom, all struck me at once at the
same moment. I felt any head spinning
round like a top ; but I managed to ask
her to be seated 'again and, as she com
plied, I satisfied myself in regard to tho
ornament she wore. It was my ruby
brooch, tire one for which J had given
the savings of poor mother, I could have
sworn to that. What could it mean ?"
" We are holding a fancy fair,' Mr.
Townbridge," she began, "for tbe benefit
of the Queer Fellows' orphans; every one
is giving us something, and I've comp up
to see it you would help us. You will. I
" No," I answered, assuming a stern
ness I did not feel ; " 'tis a principle
with me never to encourage such insti-
Mamma used to tell the ttbout you whetr
I was a little girl; aud I always thought
it wroug in her to take your poem and
your brooch, and then laugh at you )
though, of course, it was right for her to
like papa. But I've always ; felt very
sorry for you; it must have been terrible
when you .went home and' found your
mother dead. I've got the poem and tho
ruby brooch you gave Tiiamtna j and I am
very glad you love me so much, Mr. .
Townbridge. Yes, I'll be your wife)
and I'll try to make your life so happy
that you'll never remember the sorrowful
So I married the daughter of my old
sweetheart ; and there she tits in the
great arm-chair, before the blazing fire;
and that little thing on her lap is toy son
and heir, Charles Townbridge,-jun. And
in tegard to myself, Charles Townbridge
sen., 1 am the happiest man that ever the
sun shines on. ;
JJe Citeerful Laugh. ''Pear me,
I wish our minister would laugh some
times." A child said it, and said it
earnestly, too.' Doubtless her minister
had his laughing times, but she had nev
er heard the musio of his 'lauehter. His
After a while, I noticed a trim, girlish nature had its bright side, but she had
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never seen tue gleaming oi it on ma isce,
A child likes sunshine. As for that
matter, we are all children. We like
ministers who are genial, sunny ; who
can smile and laugh ; whose faces sparkle
sometimes with merriment. . I think it
was Charles Lamb who said that " a
laugh is worth a hundred groans in any
state of the market." He was right. A
smilo is better than a frown any day.
for reformatory purposes. A scowl is
never a means of grace. A gloomy face
is never a pursuasive one. Melancholy
is never a nourisher of piety. That min
ister whose life is earnest for Ood and
man, and who, at the same time, carries
about with him a joyous heart,, which
sends its brightness to his face, and gives
its musio to his words, shall, by his
cheerfulness, help men toward heaven.
Solomon says, "thee is a time to laugh."
At tho right timo let every minister
laugh. When you feel the laughter coin
ing, don't drive.it back let it out. It
has its mission of God in this world.
Every theological seminary ought to
have another Dr. Griffin among its
Professors. One evening, ia Andover, he
called the students to his room; told
them they were growing thin and dyspec
tio through neglect of the duty of laugh
ter, and he insisted that they should go
through a company drill in it then and :
. Then the tall, broad-chested Doctor
said to the first student, "Hero, you must
practice ; now hear me." And the Doc
tor laughed a rich sonorous laugh; one
by one the students joined till all were
vocation. "Go into a
No, my'lad Give that up; litera
ture isn t your
trade." ' '
I was cut to the very heart, but, some
how, his words stuck to me. The moro
I thought of them, the more was con
vinccd of their sense ; aud after awhile
convulsed : " That will do for once,
said the Doctor; now mind you keep in
practice." Most worthy Doctor ! most
Christian Counsel ! . .."' , .
" Sir," patting her dainty foot impa
tiently against the carpet, " not encour
age feeding the orphans of dead Queer
Fellows ! Do you mean that 1 "
Her clear, dove-like eyes embarrassed
me with their steady gazo. I arose, and
took out my pocketbook.
" How much shall 1 give you, Alisa
" What you can afford, sir. '
I handed her a fifty pound note. Her
eyes gladdened so, they fairly dazzled
" Oh, Mr. Townbridge," she eyed, " I
did not expect this. You are so good, so
ehe took out a aeucate nine purse.
and crammed it into it; then she turned"
" Good by. JUr. Townbridge, sne said
pausing in the doorway, and holding out
her hand. " 1 tnanic you very mucn, in
deed; but won't you come down to the fair
to-morrow. evening? Please do, Mr. Town-
I did not promise her, but I went
nevertheless; and after the fair was over,
T attended Jessie home. Sly old sweet
heart, Lady Dunbar, grown intoabuxion
matron, met mo in the ball.
" At last, Charles, she said, grasping
both hands ; but you have been an un
friendly old curmudgeon all these years,
and we may thank Jessie for luring you
out of your den, l suppose, one won
her bet by it, too. You see, the girls
were all here laying plans for the fair,
and they got to talking about you ; and
young Mr. cmyier ouerea to doc nve
pounds that none ot tnem naa me cour
age to go up to Walnut Hill and ask you
for a donotion. But Jessie made tbe
venture; and now that you have come
out of your seclusion, do be sociable,
Charley, for the sake - of our old friend
ship' ' v i -r
X took her at ner word. Almost every
evening after that found me at Sir Walter
Dunbar's pleasant home. And one spring
night, when tbe air was eweet with balm
and the moonlight soft and mellow, and
the great apple tree, beneath which we
sat, was white with tragrant bloom
made the same proposal to Jessie that
made to-her mother twenty rears before
not on my knees, "however, but sitting by
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ner siae, witn uer uiue aaDain mine.
" i lovea your mother years ago
Jessie." I said; "but I was a silly bov
! then. I'm a man now. and I love you as
no man ever loves but once. Do you
temk you can be my wile 7
" I think I can, Mr. Townbridge," she
answered eimply. " and I'll do my best to
make you a good one. I've thought of
you a creat deal all mv life, and loved
you, I believe, even before t knew you
Certainly Dissolving. Tbe fol
lowing from the Chicago Republican,
will probably be true of the Oregon De
mocracy after the coming election t
The Democracy aro breaking up their
organizations in many of the States, and
concentrating under a moro general need
ing, as an " Opposition." The old ma
chincry is offered for sale. It is a uri "
ous mixture of material, embracing ev
erything from a patent ballot box stuffier
to the regalia ot a Hmght ot tbe U olden
Circle. Tricks and traps, carricatures
and banners, the lost causo and the spread
eagle, the Constitution as it was, and the
public " ruin " as it is, with model sam
ples of the Lincoln despotism, and bleed
ing martyrs all are going. ,
in Aiissoun, mey aecune even lamui
an. opposition, whicb is uniortunaie.
Nothing keeps a party so well trained es
to have an oppoeing element. As the
Yankee said, " it wrenches a man terribly
to kick agaVast nothing." The danger of
the Republican party lies chiefly in stand
ing in this position. It has conquered in
all its chief measures, and theie is noth
log left to kick.. The debris of the Dem
ocratic wreck may aggregate itself into
some shape yet but what shape has not
yet disclosed as a " visable fact'-' The
old anti-war bulk has gone under, and
the political sea is strewn with struggling
" leaders of the party,", whese chance
look slim enough. The world looks with
satisfaction on the spectacle of righteous-
justice, but the mourners are few. Wheth
er the name itself u to disappear with th
cralt, will depend on tbe ability to insert
another catching to the public ear. It
should be soft and euphonious, as its pur
pose will be low. ;
- -' i s a i - V; '
jOld Dominion. It is stated that th
term " Old Dominion," as applied to
Virginia, originated from tha following
facta : During the protectorate ot Crom
well, the colony of Virginia refused to
acknowledge his authority ; ana sent to
Flanders for Charles II. to reign over
them. Charles accepted, and was about
to embark when he was recalled to the
throne of England. Upon his acce.-wioa,
as a reward for her loyalty, he allowed
tho Colony to quarter the arms of Eng
land, Ireland and Scotland as sri indepen
dent member of the " Old Dominwo.
The historical facts upon which this state
ment is based seem well founded.
Yedo, Japan The great tc.ty or x eao
is on the northwest angle of the gulf of
that name. Alarfe flla. LT,d
the heart of tbe city, which ,
bridges, i ne nou. -c-
many Une rmagw. t t. r wide
are very well built, tho w'
My of'tbVawolling. and tg
have park like grounds and .S""
.round them. This city much hrger
SS' New York, and is next in sue to
j LouJon. '' ' '. "- " ; ' '