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ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1870.
Mil jptag ggfeto.
rtTBLISHBD STEltr SATCRDAr T
COLL. VAUf CLEVE.
ernes o cosset op ferry" ikd first-its
TERMS IN ADVANCE.
One Tear......... Three Dollars
"-Six Months.....; Two Dollars
Single Copies Ten Cents
Transient advertisements Square c? ten
lines or less, first ;nsjrt:cn. $2; each subsequent
insertion, ti. i ' -
t,xrzr ; 'irrtisomptita insr-i on the most
- ibero- virtue. . .
..' iU WORK.
Having iv;,l new type, stock of colored
?aks, vardj, k dor Jon Jobber, etc. we are pre
V&'ed to axecat ail kind ol printing in a better
miiinor and u.tv per eenu cbeaper taan ever oe
tore offered in thi3 city. s-.-
Agents for the Rcgistei.
The fallowing gentlemen are authorized to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc., for the Begisteb :
HIRAM SMITH. Esq Harrisburg.
Judjre S. H. d-ATJQHTON. Lebanon.
PETER HUMli, Esq ...Brownsville
W. R. KIRK, Esq
E. E. WHEELER. Esq Scio.
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq Salem.
Geo. XT. CANNON, Esq Portland.
L. P. FISHER, Esq 'Frisco.
. B. KICE, ;?I. !.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Albany, ------ Oregon,
FFICE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN
Albany, April '70.-32
qt a i
LE3AL IN3TRUMKNT3 OF ALL KINDS
made an attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. - I2'69
BLRMESTEH Ss BELLINGER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Oefice in tho Parrish Brick. 23
Attorney an-i Counsellor at Law,
FFICE On Main street, opposito Foster's
E. F. RUSSELL, j
Attorney at Law, J
C. P. FERRY,
RUSSELL & FERRY,
Real Estate Brokers & Collecting Agents,
Portland, - - Oregon.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE
Sale of Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation,
and the Collection of Claims.
Office. North-west corner of First and Wash
ington Streets, Portland, Ogn. feb 6-70- 5
I-'ormerly New Columbian,
Corner Front and Morrison streets,
Noah & Morrison, Proprietors
Fsee Coach to and from the House.
GEO. B. COOK.
Corner First and Morrison streets,
Messrs. SMITH A COOK hare taken this
well known house, refitted and refurni.-hed
it throughout, built a large addition, making
thirty more pleasant rooms, enlarged the Dinini;
and Sitting, rooms, making it by far the
Best Hotel In 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 guest. 50
Portland, August IStn. IStsy. .
AUI-KIt V. EXCHANGE,
Front and Washington Streets,
L. P. W. Quimby, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of the Western Hotel.)"
THIS HOUSE is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be ths
endeavor of the Proprietor to make his gneste
comfortable. Nearest Hotel to the steamboat
TBS- The Concord Coach will aiwavs be four
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar
river boats, carrying passengers and their bar
gage to and from the honts free of charge.
Howe supplied with I'utent I ire ijtinguieher.
X S. JDuIKois, '
CONSTANTLY on hand and reAiving. a
large stock of,
Groceries and Provisions,
Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions. Ac, Wholesale
and Retail, opposite R- C. Hill A Son's drug
store, Aibany, Oregon. j40'70
Hiltabidel & Co.,
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND PRO
visions. Wood and AVillow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, adjoining the Express office, Albany,
E- A. Freeland,
DEALER IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books,
Stationery, Gold and Steel Pens, Ink, etc., Post
office Building. Albany, Oregon. Books ordered
from New York and San Francisco. I
S. H. Claughton,
T0TAP.Y PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT. 022e in tho Post OSce building,
Will "--.tend to making Deds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. I
Front street : i : Portland, Oregon.
' !T M-TJTfS l. J . MLPH. A.SMITH.
jvjitcbe';!, Bsbh & Smith,
A 'TTOIVNEYS Ao COUNSELLOR 3 at LAW
,V boliottors in thansery and Proetorsn Ad- j
THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING PUR.
chascd this well known Hotel, are now pre
pared to offer the traveling public better accom
modations than can. be found elsewhere in the
Board aud Lodging S8 OO per day.
The Hotel Coach will be in attendance to con
vey Passengers and baggage to and from the
Hotel free of charge.
J. B. SPRENGER.
'Office Oregon A California Stage Company, B.
G. WHiTEHorsE, Agent. tf
NEW ADVERTISEM ENTS.
WHEAT AND FLAX SEED DEPOT.
CLEANING and HOISTING capacity
10,000 Bushels per Day 1
A share of patronage solicited.
45'70 E. CARTWRIGHT.
gear The highest cash price paid for Wheat.
fJtfii J'isifr &c Purveyor.
IS'PJiEI-ifckD.I'fJ Zs) SURVEYING AND
Sarins -j.-: Uij iainrjved Sjlar Compass.
Ord -rs by trw.n pm;;!'y attondt-d to. Residence
on 4th ,31., opposite Dr. Tate's residence, Albany
Oregon. . , nIS 6ra
Powell & Flinn,
ATTORNEY COUNsHsTTlORS AT LAW
and SolicUws inCHaneery,
AlbanyT"6regon. Collections and conveyances
promply attended to. . - I
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
Corner First and Washington Sts.,
ALBANY, - OREGON.
v IT. BRENNER, Proprietor.
WITH A . NEW BUILDING, : NEWLY
Furnished throughoat, the proprietor
hopes to give entire satisfaction to the traveling
pnblie. Tho 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. jan 0- I -
Main street, - Albany, Oregon.
Bleats of All Kindt,
OF THE VERY BEST QUALITY,
Constantly on hand.
30-6m Q. B. HAXOHT.
ALKAIVIT BATH HOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
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 attsntic j to business, expects to suit all
those who may favor him with, their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing bat -.
First-Clxss Hair Dressing Saloons, -he
expec's to give entire satisfaction to all. .
X3f Children and Ladies' bair neatly cut and
shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER,
sevI9y2 ' - : . '
OF ALT, KINDS, printed at. the very lowest
rates, as ordered, at this office.
MRS. A. J. DUNIWAT,
FasMonaWe MilUneryana Fancy Goods.
Follows- Dress and Cloak making in all
their varied branches.
BLEACHES AND PRESSES STRAW GOODS
In Latest Style and best manner.
STA3P FOR BRAID AND EMBROIDERY.
Corner First and Broadalbin streets, Albany,
C. ME ALE Y
DEALER IN & MANUFACTURER OF
CABINET WARE !
Corner First and Broad Albin streets,
ALBANY, OREGON. ;
jpgf PARTICULAR ATTEKTIOif AID TO
ORDERS OF ALL BINDS
in his line.
riTRiYIHCs. - - TURJVIWG.
i am rssrAHSD. to no -"
ALL KINDS Of TURNISO I t
I keep on hand and make to order
Shop near the "Magnolia Mills." .
, JOHN M. METZLER
Albany, Nov. 8, I86S-I
BUILDERS, ATTENTION I
SASH, BLIND AND BOOR
F A C T O R Yl
S. B. ALTHOCSK. K. WRIOBT. J. T. SACKEf STO.
ALTIIOISE & CO.,
tTO STREET, (OS THE RIVER BANK),
ALBANY, : : OREGON:
KEEP ON HAND A FULL ASSORTMENT,
and are prepared to
DF'ixrriisrjk to Order, ;
Crown, Panel, Band, and Section Mold
of all sizes.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES !
and all other kinds of m
Building Material !
Are prepared to do MILL WORK ; furnish Sha
ker Fans, Zigzag Shakers, Suction Fans, Driving
Pulleys, of any kind, at our Factory on Lyon
street, (on the river bank), next below Markham's
ALTIIOirSE A CO.
Albany, February 0, 1869- 4
PLOWS ! PLOWS ! PLOWS
riHE undersigned gives notice to the general
1 public, that he is now manufacturing the
Csalesburg Patent Plow !
and any other style of plow that may be ordered.
Also, particular attention paid to
Wagon making and Horse-shoeing.
Wagons for sale at my shop at $140 and $160.
Horse shoeing as follows : Cash, $2 ; credit, $3
All work entrusted to me will receive prompt!
attention, and bo executed in the best possible
manner with good material. A share of public
patronage is solicited.
Shop on corner Ellsworth and Second streets,
opposite Pie'ce' Ferry. . " F. WOOD.
Albany, November 1, 1868-11
I. BALER IX , v-. .
STOVES, COOK, PARLOR & BOX.
of the bes p attar; '
Tin, Sheet Iron and
Oorpor "W .xe t
and he usual assortment of FornUhing Goods t
be obtained in a
JZ9 Repair neatly and promptlg executed, "'S?
9on reaeonable term.
"Short reckonings, make long friends."
Front street......... Albany.
Next door to Mansfield A Co.
"A Stitch ia Time Saves Nine !"
Fire pd Marine Insnraiice Company !
Nos. 416 and 418, California street,
San Francisco, - - - California.
STOCKHOLDERS INDIVIDUALLY LIABLE
Cash Capital, in Gold Coin, 9750,000.
Deposit in Oregon, 950,000.
Lotses Promptly and Equitably Adjusted
And Paid in Gold Coin.
TUIS COMPANY having complied with the
laws of Oregon, by making a deposit of fifty
thousand dollars, is now prepared to effect insur
ance against Loss or Damage bv Fire, and also
against Marine and Inland Navigation risks, on
liberal terms. i
GUST AVE TOUCHARD, Pres.
CHAS. D. HAVEN, Seo'y.
J. C. MENDBNIXALL,
. ; . Agent for Albany.
Albany, Jannary 8, 1870-18 -
THE EYES I THE EARS!
. Dr. T. JL. OOIsBEIV,
- OCULIST AND ATJRI T,
ALBANY, s : OREGON.
j "oT-H- GOLDEN IS A SON OF THE
. 1F noted old Opthalmio Doctor, S. C,
Dr. GOLDEN ban .Tn.tnn.
the various diseases to which the eye and ear are
abject, and feels confident of giving entire satis
faction to those who may place themselves under
Albany, April 10, 1869-31 j
If you want the very best Cabiwbt Pho-
ToeaAPHfl, yon must call on BRADLEY A
RULOFSON, 420 Montgomery street, San Fran
cisco, t 6m
Farmers Can Ride and Plow,
bt SECtnuxa one or the
GAY " PLOWS,
Manufactured and sold for the very low price of
93 and S&T'es.
THE simplicity and practicability of this new
Plow commends it favorably to the special
notice of every farmer. It possesses a decided
superiority over alt other plows now in use. The
wbeeis are four feet in diameter, and run on the
unptowea land, its entire construction is in no
way complicated. The plow is managed in every
manner with ease, and requires only two levers
to be used in making any alteration. The supe
riority of the "Gay" Plow will be clearly shown
by the following certificate s
We, the undersigned, citizens of Linn county,
Oregon, having; purchased and nsed nnon our
farms the "Gay" Plow, hereby certify that the
same has given us entire satisfaction. . Its facility
for adjusting to suit the depth of furrow without
moving from the seat, is simple and easy. We
like the plow for its draught, because the same is
bronght to bear directly uponathe plow-beam in
stead of the carriage ; also, because it is strong
and durable, all except the wood-work being con
structed of wrought iron no castings are used.
lite wneeis running upon tne solid land is an ad
vantage over other gang-plows, ia striking off
land and in plowing, not having to make the nec
essary changes in the machinery, and the scat is
always level, not throwing the driver forward or
sideways as in other plows. Better work and
more of it can be accomplished by the use of this
r"low tnan by band. , .
We take pleasure in recommending the "Gay"
Plow to our brother farmers, as one havine no
superior in Oregon.
J. G. KiSED, W. P. ESHOM,
A. S. LOONEY. E. W. PIKE,
W.H. GOLTTREE. II. DAVIDSON.
May 20tb, 1869.
The "Gar" Plow is manufactured by H.
Goulding, Portland Machine Shop.
All orders will be promptly attended to bv ad
J. BARROWS A CO., Agents
for Linn A Benton counties.
JOHN BRIGGS, Agent
for Linn A Benton counties.
U May , '69-37
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO,
Cash assets.. ...$7,000,000 00
Cash Dividend, 1867.,
Cash Dividend, 1868
Total surplus dividend....
Losses paid in 1868 ........
Total losses paid..
Income for 1S67 ..m
No extra eharge for traveling to and from the
Atlantic States, Europe, Ongon, or the Sandwicl
All Policies non-forfeiting, and governed by the
non-forfeiting law of Massachusetts,
Policy holders the only persons who receive d ir
derds in this Company, which are declared
and paid annually; first dividend avail
able at the payment of the second
annual premiums. All Policies
remain in force as long as
there is any surrender
NO FORFEITURES 1
This old and popular Company, (the olUst Mu
tual Life Insurance Company in this
country) insures at the low
est possible rates. -
The stability of this Company, with its pa.-t his
tory, increasing capital and business, aud the sat
isfactory manner in which it has discharged its
obligations in the past, are guaran ecs for the
future such as far-seeing aod careful men require
in their investments.
Persons generally, who thoroughly understand
the workings of Life Insurance, are anxious to
avail themselves of its equitable provisions.
Full information will be given to those who
desire, at the Agency.
Home Office, 39 tate Street, Dostoa.
Pacific Branch Offices,
303 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
Room 8, Carter' Building, Portland, Oregon,
EVERSON & HAINES, General Agts.
Rl A: KL,liirVS, Agts,
Albany, September 19, 1868- y
SAN FIMIYCISCO STORE!
CORNER FIRST AND FERRY STREETS,
ALBANY.. ..;;...k.,.. OREGON.
Keeps constantly on hand a full assortment of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, CLOTHING.
Boots, Shoes, Hardware 4c. Crockery, -and
a full supply of Ladies'
Furnishing Emproidery, Fancy Goods, &c.
also, a stock of .
THE BET LIQUOR!
for Medicinal purposes only.
: Always on band a large stock of
Box, Cooking and Parlor Stofes !
and manufactures all kinds of .
Tin, Copper and Sheet-Iron Ware,
all of which are offered at the lowest rates for
CASH R COUNTRY, PRODUCE!
All kinds of repairing done, on short
notice, and entire satisfaction warranted, at my
Stove and Jin Store.
JULIUS GRADWOHL. .
Nov. 0-11 -
COLO "X. is
That .Photograph Best,
A R E-f -
BLACK, CROWN, GREEN, SCAR
LET, M0R00N, nd doeP ORANGE.
" . Those that tske White, or nearly so, are
Purple, Blue, Crimson, Pink, &c.
Sept. 18, '69-2
J. A. WINTER.
U. S. Official Paper for Oregon.
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1870.
The War in Europe.
A few facts in relation to the two great
powers now engaged in bloody war,
Prussia and France, may not be uninter
esting to our readers at this time. The
origin of the present war can be traced
back to the conflict' between Prussia and
Austria in 1866. Count Bismarck, by a
series of bold - and rapid movements,
threw the Prussian army into the ene
my's country and before the Austriana
were fully aware of his intentions, the
Prussian army had won the battle of Sa
dowa, and King William saw his terri
tory at once enlarged by the acquisition of
Hanover and other refactory States.
This put Prussia at once at the head of
the North German Confederation, which
includes the larger and more powerful
part of all the German dominion. Thus
Germany suddenly became a formidable
power, while before it had been split into
a number of small principalities, without
influence or unity of action. The new
Constitution of North Germany was
drawn up by Prussia in 1867, and adopt
ed the same year by a Parliament elected
by universal suffrage, at the rate of one
member for every 100,000 inhabitants.
According to this new charter, the States
of Prussia, Saxony, Mecklefiburg-Schwer-in,
Oldenburg, Brunswick, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,
Saxe-Meiningen,Anhalt, Saxe-Al ten
burg, Waldeck, Lippe-Detmel J, Sch wartz-burg-Rudolstadt,
Schaumburg-Lippe, Hamburg, Lubeck
and Bremen have been formed into a
Union, for the protection of the territory
of the Union and its laws, as well as for
the care and welfare of the German peo
ple. The total area of these States is
160,207 square miles, and the population
By the new Constitution of North
Germany, tho Legislative power is exer
cised by a Federal Council and Parlia
ment. They control the customs, com
mercial regulations, coining of money,
weights and measures,' railways, roads,
postal and telegraphic services, etc. The
Federal Council forms the representation
of the various Governments. Its votes
are divided thus: Prussia, 17; Saxony,
4; Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 2; Bruns
wick, 2 ; all other States, 1 each, making
a total of 43 votes. The Presidency of
the Federation belongs to the Prussian
crown. The King of Prussia acts on be
half of the Federation in its intercourse
with foreign States, he delares war or
concludes peace, and he appoints the Em
bassadors. The Federal Council is pre
sided over by a Chancellor of the Feder
ation, appointed by the King of Prussia.
This Council and Parliament assemble
every year. The Parliament is elected
by universal suffrage, direct for three
years, and in case of dissolution, a new
election must take place within sixty
days. The naval forces of the Northern
and Baltic seas are placed under the su
preme command of Prussia. Every
North German is liable to service, and no
substitution is allowed. The strength of
the Federal army on a peace footing is
one per cent, of the population. All the
troops form one army, under the com
mand of the King of Prussia. : Changes
in the Constitution can only be voted in
Parliament and the Federal Council, by
a two thirds majority. The charter pro
vides, finally, that negotiations shall be
entered into with the Southern States to
arrive at a settlement of new relations.
and, if possible, to complete the union be-
between tho Northern and German em-
pire. isismarck. ia the r edetal Council
lor. - .
The increase of Germany's power was
a thorn in the side of Napoleon, who had
encouraged Austria in the war of 1866,
because he exercised a great influence
over the Emperor, Francis Joseph, and
ha hoped to extend that influence over
all Germany, if Aurtria should prove
successful in the struggle. The French Em
pcror has had no chance to vent his spite
during the years since then until now j
his little affair with Mexico wad a failure,
and he saw the necessity of restoring his
prestige by a foreign war, and he seized
upon the Spanish throne question as be
ing just the thing with which to pick
quarrel with his old enemy. As Boon,
therefore, as it was announced that Gen.
Prim, in the name of his nation, had of-!
fered the crown ot Spain to Prince Leo
pold, of Prussia, Napoleon sent a mes-:
sage to King William of Prussia, demand
ing immediate " withdrawal of Leopold
from the candidature, and non-interference
of the King on the subject. Prussia
taking no notice of this demand on the
part of France, Napoleon went further,
showing his real intentions by dragging
in questions which .were entirely foreign
to the point at issue. .
The needle-gun, which may now be
considered the national firearm of Prussia,
is six feet four inches in length, includ
ing the bayonet, and is the longest gun in
use in Europe. It proved a most effect
ive arm in the war with Austria, and
will be the principal arm used against the
French invaders during the present
The Chassepot, the national firearm of
France, is a breech-loading needle-gun,
but different somewhat from the Prussian
gun. ; It is about four feet three inches
in length, and weighs nearly nine pounds.
It can be fired at the rate of twelve times
a minute for about four minutes,; when
the rate is slackened. It can be fired
150 times without cleaning. Thr Prus
sian arm requires frequent cleaning, and
cannot be fired so rapidly. A serious
drawback to the Chassepot is that, after
firing rapidly for some time it becomes '
so hot as to be dangerous, and unless this
defect shall be overcome, the French
may be compelled to fall back on some
other arm say the Enfield, Spencer,
Beedan, or some other breech-loading
Prussia has a regular army of 463,000
men, consisting of cavalry, infantry, ar
tillcry and engineers, with ' a resetve
corps amounting to 340,000 more a to
tal f 803,000 men. To this force must
be added the armies of those States which
are bound, in case of a foreign war, to do
the same duties as those of the North
German Confederation. These States are
Bavaria, 49,946 j Wurtcmburg, 34,405,
and Baden, 26,931 a total for three
States of 111,285. This places the en
tire effective army of Germany, ready for
action, at 914'285 men.
- France will probably be ready to take
the field with 850,000 men.
As the rest of the European powers
are likely to -become involved in the
struggle, we give the "war force" of
each, gathered from the most reliable
sources : Austria's effective war force is
put down at 833.700. Belgium, 48,
700. Switzerland's entire force vis put
down at 200,100, which includes all li
able to duty but ber effective force may
be put down at 85,000. Spain is credit
ed with 80,000. Portugal, 20,000. Italy,
400,000. Holland, 60,000. Russia, in
addition to a reserve army of 500,000,
can send into the field asontingent force
of 725,000. Great Britain has a regular
force of 125,000, beside her 100,000
If the reports prove true that the
French fleet intends soon, to attack the
islands of Cuba and Porto Rico, Uncle
Sam may take a small interest in this
fight, himself. The probability is, how
ever, that Napoleon ia too shrewd a man
to care about giving offense to so powerful
a nation as the United states, as be as
suredly would should he order an attack
on the Spanish islands in the West In
A Philosopher. Figaro reports the
following scene between two friends on
the Paris course : - ;. I I,
"How areyou?"- - v
'Not as well as I might be." ".. ?
"So much the worse. What have you
been doing that I havn'tseen you lately V
"I have got married."
'."So muoh the better."
"Not at all, for I have got a coquette
for a wife." " , .
"So much the worse." - .
"Not at all, for her dowry id 300,000
"So much the better." . ..
"Not at all, for I risked the money at
play." ' : " :.-
"So much the worse.
"Not at all, for I doubled it." ;
"So much the better."
"Not at all, for my banker has abscon
ded." ';;.;,, '
"So much the worse."
"Not at all, for my wife has gone with
him." : ; ' t . .
Phrer.oiov never succeeded in achiev
ing a place among .the sciences, and of
late, physiologists, anatomists, and all
scientists of recognized eminence, rarely
ever waste time even in combatting it. A
: tha Jnne number of Xj ood
Health makes the following reference to
this subject iu an article on "Thought
chains." ! "Sinco anatomy has shown that
th form of the brain has no direct con
nection with that of the skull, and that
it is isolated in its cavity as ine compass
;sanltrl from' the motion of the shin.
phrenology may be regardod as not only
as exploded idea, but as a plaything for
children, charlatans,' hobbyists and fools'
An Eastern exchange says that a dog i
in Hartford recently suioided himself in
the most deliberate manner. He had
been at play with other dogs, and sud-
. 11 1 . - .V- Cl.-.-
aeniy Mis mem, waiseu iotu m oiaio
House yard and placed his head under
the water; in the basin and held it there
until life was extinct. Whether it was
caused by some domestic trouble, or he
was suffering from insanity, the account
does not state. c: v r'v ....
Table Turned. When 1 used to
tend store ia Syracuse, th old man earn
around one day, and says he :
"Boys, the one that tells the most
'twixt now and Christmas gets a vest
pattern as a present." ? ?
Mayby we didn't work for 'that vest
pattern I I tell you there was some tall
stories told in praise of goods just about
that time ; but tho tallest talker, and the
one -that had more cheek than any of us,
was a certain Jonah Squires, who roomed
with me. He could take a dollar out of
a man's pocket when the mau only in
tended to spend a sixpence, and the wo
menLord bless you! they just hand
ed over their pocket-books to him,. and let
him lay out what he liked for them. One
night Jonah woke me up with :
"By Jo, pld fellow, if you think that
ere.'s got any cotton in it I'll bring down
the sheep that it was cut from, and make
him swear to his wool ! . T won't wear
out either; wore a pair of pants of
that stuff five years, and they are as good
now as when I first put them on. Take
it at thirty cents, and I will say you don't
owe me anything Eh, too dearf " Well,
call it twenty eight cents. What d'ye
say? Shall ! tear it T All right; it is a
1 could ieel . Jonah s band playing
about the bed clothes for an instant, then
rip-! tear I went something or other, and
I bid my bead under the blankets, per-.
iectly convulsed with laughter, and sure
that Jonah had torn the best sheet from
top to bottom.
When X awoke next morning A found
- alas 1 unkindest cut of all ! that the '
back of my night shirt was split from
tail to collar band. -
Incendiary fires are of frequent occur
rence at Sacramento. , -
A New Remedy. From Surprise.
Valley comes the following story of an
old fellow who got very jealous because
his young wife went to a ball with a good
looking fellow, and staid out until broad
daylight. The old chap went to a Jus
tice of the Peace and told his storv, wind
ing it up with "I want you to help me
for that ar thing has been goin on bout
"Well," says the justice, "you can
write down to Yreka and see if soma of
the lawyers can't eet you a divorce."
"Divorce 1" - roared the angry mad, v
"Who the d 1 wants a divorce?" -
The Justice began to get wrathy. , "If
you don't want a divorce what the deuce
brought you here ?"
"Why, I want aU'iojunction to atop
further proceedings I" j ,
A Speaking Automaton. A Ger
man genius has invented a speaking ma
chine, which is now ou exhibition at
Loipeic, and !ta masterpiece of inventive
art. It is ia imitation of alt the parts of
the human organs of speech, executed in
India rubber and wood. A .keyboard,'
played like that of a piano, puts the part
in motion, while by a pedal and bellows
the required air ia sent through the wind
pipe. The keyboard has only fourteen
keys, representing the sounds of a, o, u,
' jt ri w, f, s, b, g, d, sh ; other sounds
of the alphabet are produced by the move
meat, and the admission of more or less
air. The sottnds of in and 1 are produced
by closing the lips aud pressing the
tongue against the roof of the mouth, etc.
The French nasal sounds are produced by
a separate contrivance. The laughing,
it ia said, sounds truly diabolical, and the
crowing of a rooster very comical. ;
Tha Kml cn, im UM .a I.- ,V- I.,,tJ
place in the world. The atmosphere for
about fifty miles on that sea ia steamy
and sticky. Everything in the shape of
iron or. steel about a ship takes .on a coat
of rust.' : During the summer months no
one travels on tho Red sea unless com
pelled by business or military orders to
do so. In the winter and spring the pas-
sage is delightful. ; Yet the navigation in
that body of water is always attended
with many dangers. The Red nea - is
long and narrow, with sunken rocks and
projecting reefs, and counter winds pre
vail, which produce dangerous current.
There are three licVit honsHi In tha
sea, which must be kept by salamender
like men, since the thermometer runs up
to one hundred and twenty decrees in
July and approaches niuoty in . early
spring.'V. - y
Editors do not aiwavs think of .their
smart inings on tne spur ot me moment,
bat one ot them down in rsew England
got in a good repartee the other day.
Daniel Pratt, a great bore, came with
his customary introduction ; "I am the.
Great American Traveler I" "Well, trav
el I", was the reply he got.; ; ;
A Massachusetts naner exnressca its
regret at learning that one of the popular
monthly magazines has expired, or "at
least lapsed into the quiescence or mone
nigomy." '': '? : : ; " . 7. ;
A Mrs. Jennings, whoa husband is
serving out a term in the . Massaohuaetta
State Prison for : robbery, - applied to
have an interview with him, the other :
day, but her request was denied, . and
she went home and died. " . v. - .
The town of Dayton, Nevada, - was
destroyed by fire on Monday night. . ,
There are two German barks at Port
land, Oregon, that think .of stopping t
there; a while for safety. ;., ,i .V: ..
A hunting rartv from Santa Barbara .
killed ten deer last , week. . Game is
abundant in that region. V , .; . .
The Joe Walker mine of Kern county
has been sold to parties in Los Angelas,
and a mill erected. :,,,.;.
The smelting furnaces in the Cerro
Gordo and Owens Lake mines are run
nidg to their full capacity. ; ,
Larsre auantitiea of freight are arrivins?
at Reno, Nevada, lor .Virginia City tad
omer points near mere. . , -
The gates of -leaven, are low-arched s
we must enter upon our knees. .