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COLL. VA1V CLEVE.
JprlCB OX COBKER OR PERKY AND F1RST-ST3.
Ono Year... ...........
. Ten Cents
Transient advertisements pr Square of ten
tinea or less, first Insertion, $2 ; each subsequent
Insertion. $1. c
Lancer advertise inebts inserted on tho most
Job work. -
- Ylavteg KecSvod new type, stock of colored
tnks, cards, a Hordon Jobber, etc., we are pre
pared to execute all kiuda of printing in a better
ianner and fifty per cent, cheaper than ever be
fore offered in thin city.
Agents for the Register. -
The foilowinggentlomen are authorised to re
ceive and receipt for subscription, advertising,
etc., for the Register -.
HIRAM SMITH, Esq.. Harrielnirg.
Jud 'e S. M.TIiAUHHTOS Lebanon.
PKTER HUME, Esq.... Brownsville
AV. R. KIRK. E..x
E. B: WHEELER. Eq Scio.
T. H. KEY MOLDS. Esq Salem.
O. I TOMPKINS. Esq Horrisburg.
L. P. FISHER, Esq-.l. ; Frisco.
J. QlTinW TSSORXTO.ir,
. TTORNETAND COUNSELOR. AT LAW
f Orrve. No. HI Firi -trot. b.tw,
risun mid AMcr. i'PI'i:e the Oc
Will practice in the Sunerlor "and . Inferior
Courts ot't'ue Stat, and in l Lie. District and Cir
cuit Court of tho Uoi:id States, jrivinst special at
tention to tbe" collection of .U-S.ts in ull .arts .f
Oregon, and t iK.ai3ia"dt-h.tre i Ba::k-r-iptcv,
whi-.-h, s;n-v the me::dmvnf to the
law, mav be obtains I r m ;.t debts wuira.-uwt
prior to January lt, lltf'J. wiilK.ut r., ;nr .l to the
per rentage wbi tU the ascU ui:iy finally pay.
November 2. lS70-12vLty
JCOOF. KELBAY. JOSEPH HAXSoS.
KEtSAY & HAN SOX.
Attorneys and Coupsellors at Law.
(Partners for Linn county.)
OFFICE In Post Office Building, -(up stair,
Albany, Linm county. Ore -on. ."' 9 f."3
B A 1T K I MG
' AND . j
E P 0 S I T S RECEIVED SUBJECT TO
check at sight. - .. j
Interest allowed on time deposits in coin. -
Exchange on Portland, San .Francisco , and
New York for sale at lowest rates.
Collections made and promptly remitted.
Refers to H. W. Corbett, Henry.Failing, W. Si
Ladd. , -
$f- Banking hoars from 8 A. x. to 4 p. m. "TiSS.
Albany, February 1, 1871. 22v3 . ;,
DEALER IN MANUFACTURER OF-
JE XT 3Et 33" X T TJ H E 2
CABINET WARE !
Bedding, Etc., .
Corner First and Broad AVbin streets,
ALftAXr, OREGON. ;
SAW FKAHCISCO STORE!
jS PARTICULAR ATTEsTtoS PAID TO
ORDERS Of AX.X. KINDS
1 in his lino'
-TUT RECEIVED. A LAKtiiS AAV r.l.L.
8 selected stock of French Goods, consisting
ot' Cassiuierea, Beavers and Doeskins, and all
manner of Fancy Goods of the best quality.
;Z-T Suits made to order.
. -- T CTI 1 " t
L. STRUCKMEIER A CO.
J. W. BeutJcy.
M-A ENTLEMEN'S BOOTS MADE TO ORDER
Jf on short notice, afcd with neatness uuu dis
patch. jR-ir- All Kinds of Repairing Done.
' Albany, June, II, 1S70 -K
: u. uicu, i.,
PHiSICIAN AND SURGEONj
Albany, - - - - - - Oregon,
OFFICE OS THE SOUTH SIDE C'F MAIN
Albaay, April '70.-32 -
GEO. F. SETTLEFilER,
X JR. XJ "O O I S T.
(Successor to D.' W. Wakefield,)
ParrisU's New Itullding-, First Street,
and - 3Iedic!ues,
PAINTS. OILS, GLASS, ETC.
CORNER FIRST A!tD FBRRT 8TREBTB,
ALBANY OB EGOS.
Keeps eonstantly on hand a full assortment of
STOVES, PUMPS & TINWARE I
--" X will have for sale the celebrated
cook stove, and other leading styles, ;
Also! manufacture all kinds f t - ;
TIb, Copper nd Sheet-Sron Ware,
in the best style, at lowest rates,' '
FOR CASH or COUNTRY PRODUCE.
, . Always, on hand a full supply of - . .
: ; The. Pnreat Wiaes and laqaers, .. .
fur Medicinal purposes only. - . .. , i .
" " A well selected stock of " '"
Groceries and Crockery !
will always be found at my establishment.
" I will sell all coods in my house, for Cash or
Produce on delivery, cheaper than ever before
offered in this market. ; r,t u '
AH kinds of . repairing done, on . short
notice, and eutire satisfaction warranted, at my
Stove and Tin Store.
JULIIS G RAD WOII L.
Nov. 19-11 .
CITY DRUG STORE.
A. GAROTBBBS & CO.,
DRUGGISTS & APOTHECARIES,
(Foster' Blcelt, First rtreet),
. : MRS. VAN ACTOR,
DEALER IN MILLINERT AND FANCY
Goods, Lebanon, Oreeon, has jnst received
an elegant invoice of stock and goods to which
she invites the attention of the ladies of Lebanon
and vicinity. r . .
Produce will be taken in ezobanee for
gopds. E. VAN VACTOR.
May 13, 1871-363
DEALERS IK -
, . '. f "...
Drugs. Chemicals, Medicines,
PAINTS, OILS, DYE-STUFFS,
. o?eii.i?. GOOS8,
French and American Calfrnes,
,J .;i..;-,.;....--:-1v::,'-t,-,.,.;.; -
SASH, BLIXD AXD EOOR
FA C T O R Y !
S. H. ALTHOUSE.
S. WBICnT. J. F. BACKKSSTO.
AL.TIIOUSE & CO.,
I.Y0S STREET, 0! THE RIVEU AIk),
T7" EEP ON HAND A FULL ASSORTMENT,
XV. and are prepared to
All articles warranted pure and of the. best
Physicians Prescriptions carefully compounded.
Aibanv. Oct. 17, ISfiR-filf .
band and receirinc;.
lacro stock f ;.
Groceries and Provisions,
"Wood and Willow Ware. Tobacco. Ciirar. Con
4'ectionery. Yankee Notions, te... k c. Wholesale
nd Retail, opposite lt C- 11 ill A Kou'n dfug
jetore, Albany, Oreson. ju40"0
rw. . BILTADIDEL. D. AKDREWS.
Ciltahidel & Con
DEALERS IN tiROCERtES AND PRO--visions,
Wod and Willow Ware, Cog&te
c.ionery, Tobaeeo, Cigars, Pipes, Notion, 'etc.
,rst ftreet, adjoining tho B nk, Albany,
Oregon . . a-1
LIVERY, FEED & SALE
JIOMGOMEM & BAUTGES,
. : . such as
Crown. Panel, Bund, and Section Mold
of all sizes.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES !
- and all other kinds of
Bniltlinar iTIaterial !
A BARGAIIV OFFERED !
Pure Wines & Liquors,
for medicinal purposes.
Fine Tobacco and Cigars.
Physician's Prescriptions and Family
Recipes compounded with care.
December 3t, 1S70-17
-CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE
STITZEL & UPTON,
Real Estate Sealers, Albany, Ogrn.
CITY OF ALBANY: ;
Lot 3, bock 8 Good bouse.
Lots 3 and 4, ' 2 unimproved.
Lots 1, 2, 7, 3, " 19 Good house and stable.
Lots 5 and 6, " 2 Good house.
Lots 5 and fi, 130 : " -1
Lots 1, 2 and 3, " B house and two stables
9 Lota " 60 " ' "
f Plenty of excellent fruit a desirable homestead
Lots 6 and 7,
I. ota 2 and 3,
Lots 3 and 4,
Lots 3 and 4,
Lot 4, .
24 Good house. '
" and stable.
S. B. MITCHELL.
I. it. noi.f" a.
. Mitcaell, JDwlph & Smith,
ATT0BSEY8 A COUNSELLORS at LAW,
Ralicators tn Chancery and Proctors in Ad-
anicslty. Office ever the old
stiet, Portland, Oregon. .
Post Office, Front
- JAMES A. WARNER,
Civil Engineer JSc Surveyor.
IS PREPARED TO DO SURVYiNti AND
Engineering.-' ; Ue imnroyed S'Har Coaipass.
Orders by mail promptly a?t.:akd to. Resi lence
am 4th St. opposite Dr. Tatw's residence, Albany
Oregon. , nI9-6m.
.POWELL. : " L. FI.IHif.
JPowell A; Fliun,
A T7DRNEY A COONSbLLORS AT LAW
jA, nd Soii'-H rs in Chancery,
' I riinn, Notary Public,) -
.Albany, Orog aj CoIleoii:;s aod conveyances
promply attended t. I
GEO. W. GRAY, X.' D
'ITTOPLD SOLICIT TH K P AT-
f i ronasfe f all pe-s s !i--ir-iiog
ARTIFICIAL' TE KTH and
"FIRST CLASS" DENT L t.para
tiona. Nitr-ms Orid .idmitiis-Tc 1 i"..r (. ikuii
lie ms extraction ot lectb, wiit n acsireii. Charges
moderate---- ''-T-:" ..' - ...
Office -iw Parr?!h A Co.'s bri-1; block. Resi
dence. first hras.Jrut!i of Conreiitional Cliurcb.
Crontiag on Court Hmi block.
Albaay, Oregon, July 2, 1S70-43
Sal t. f l ..... n i
BUSnELS OF O ATS, for
which the highest market priee
will b paid, in CASH, at the sfotfe of
N. S. VV BOISE.
Also, Batter and Eggs, in unlimited quantify.
Tor which the highest market price will be paid in
easb. t Call sad see me. -Albany,
Aug. 20. 1870-50
WE ARE-PRKl'ABtU TO FURNISH
J f the public wiih n?t turnouts in the way
Stylisli Baggies & Carriages
HT" as t J9t o 0 Is. I
On the mest reaMWiable terms. Our livery is all
new and .of the latest styles, nil we shall take
pride in giving our patrons Dat and reliable an
oatlit as can be obtained is tbatate.
Horses boarded At reaewuible rates, by the week
Hack -and 'Carriages furnished for parties, Ac.
A ehnre et public patronase is solicited.
MONTGOMERY A BARTGES,
Albany, December 17, 1870-15
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 MarkhamV
ALTIIOUSE & CO.
Albany, February 0, 1P69- 4
STOVES, COOK, PARLOR & BOX.
of tb? liest patter- "
Tin, Sheet iron and
JL Ineuraace Company of Boston is the only
company on this eoast, gorerued by the
Massachusetts Nen-Foricitnre lxr.
'This company was incorporated A. D. 1835,
and has accumulated asset of over 00,000 00.
The following lapsed policies hpve boen paid on
this eoast under this law :
Over lne at time
No. of policy.
MTad tite above policies been in any other eoin
p sny, they would have been forfeited.
Tb above facts speak for themselves, and to
-he wise and prudent iucthcr comment is unnec
essary. - .
.EVERSON & MIDDLEMISS,
GENERAL AGENTS, : : SAN FRANCISCO.
l . f"l1nm,
Local Ag-cnt, i :
February 25. l71-25y
rUIIx"I. -,- TUllxIIVG.
, .-1,13.- aw..'LCTi. -s: , f ... Jl
S20.00 A DAY I
TO MALE AND FEMALE AGENTS
To introduce too celebrated
BUCKEYE SHUTTLE SEWIXG
riirou alike Jos both sides, and i.
iieonsao, snuttta sowing machine in
United fitaie. aold for 1a tv... jo
"lohrated Wilson foed, and are acknowledged
y all to be the best family naeltino for lifrht or
ieary ewin? in the market. Outfit free" Ad
AtZ,lSK PE ARS0N, Geo. Agta.,
"' AJnany, Oregon.
. I AH PRBPABEB TO DO
; AH. KISDS OF TURNING ;
I ke p on hand and moke to order -RAWHIDE-BOTTOMED
Spinning " Wkuli-
Shop near the " Magnolia Mills.",
- 0HN M. METZLEK
Albany, Nor. 8, I8BH-I ,
NEW STYLE PICTURES. ;
- THE '
the most conuUr style- of Photograph now
de. Call and . A. J. WlNTEK,
14-19 .Aiosny, urogon.
and the sual assortment of Famishing Goods ti
DO obtainca in s
. 44 f. ..
k 3 " "
20 . ..
;. 1(5 . .4
" 60 unimproved cheap.
5 " desirable lots.
118 box house.
7i acres good timbered land, one mile from
Albany, in Benton county.
Ten Homestead Lets, 0 acres each, i mile north
of Albany Ferry, at $120 each. -
For particulars apply to -
J. C. MESDENIIALt, ,
. - Meal Estate Agent,
OfBoe in Parrish Brick. Albany, Oregon. 40
CLOCKS, JBWELRT, ETC.
1E5 Repairing of Clocks. . Watches.
Ac, attended to. All work warranted.
A SI en did Drag Bnslness for Sale.
WISHING TO RETIRE! FROM ACTFCB
bufimos, owinsr to protracted ill-bealth.
the undersigned offers his large and flourishing
in this city for sale at s low figure for GASH.
Apply soon, if you want a bargain; to
. : . GEO. F. SETTLEMEIR,
l - - Albany, Oregonw
E3 Daily Oregonian copy one month and send
bill to this Gtbce.3g- - Z7
1 rFrom the Sacramento TJoIod. , V
,- Ta Case of Sumaierfleld. ' , ..-
We are indebted to a correspondent at
San Francisco for tho particulars of the
most interesting case that has ever oome
within oar observation as public journal
ists -that of Gregory Summerfield, er,ai
he was . called . at the time, "The ; Man
wi'h . Secret.", Our correspondent
writes as follows : . . .
Editors Sacramento Uwion :' A
few hours previous to the death of-that
distinguished lawyer Leonidas - Parker,
Ot this city, be plaeed in my hands, for
publication the follow ing manuscript, re-
questing me, at the same time, to select
a journal of the widest circulation for' its
publication. Yours, eto W. H.
- " STotloe. :
GREATER INDUCEMENTS !
Now offered to the trade than ever before, as we
-...'. sell for -
io band; and having dispensed with long credits
., .can sell .i-H
15 per cent , cheaper
man any nouse giving 1Z month's time, or any
kind ol a credit system, can offer to the trade.
Come along with your Cash or Produce, and see
wnat you can do at tne tJASll B t OKK of
K. CUEAULK A CO.
N. B. Cash paid for all tho EGGS offered.
58""-J?piV neatly ami promptly executed, "CE
gzjar on reamomable- term. "TKS i
"Short reckonings, make long friends."
Front street .... Alb any.
Next door to Mansfield A Co.
dec5'6S-I . -
RATES OF TOLL
, OVER THE
Willamette Valley, and i Cascade
Mountain AVason Road.
. To Descbuttes Rivers
Four Horse or Mute team
Two - ' '- " .., :.
One " ; ... ,....;..
Ox teams, thtee yoke
For every additional yoke... ......
Loose horses, per head
cattle, per head.....;...
s beep or hogs
Teams returning empty, half price
Pack animals, loaded, ........
Uorse and rider
. S 00
.. 8 00
. 4 50
.. ' 25
.. 1 00
W. H. KUIIIV Sc CO.,
Uaring jnst received a Large snd well selected
. .-. , - : 'Stock of .
FARMER'S & MECHANIC'S TOOLS
COSSI3TI58 or -
ANVILS, VICES, BELLOWS,
Hammers, Ilammere, -
Saws, Saws, Saws, .
; Planes, Planes, Planes,
CorsM-Cut ::: and Iflill Saws,
' Together with a large assortment of -
ITiOIV VIVO STEEL
Nails, Nails, Nails, , ? . ;
. .. Springs, Sprinrrs, Springs,
Axles, TMmble-Skeins, Bolts, &c.
Also, a well Selected Stock of r
SPOKES. HUBS." BENT RIMS.
SHAFTS, I'OLES, I1ICK0RY AXLES, ETC.,
All of which we offering to the pnblie
t I... rt. .. A make the business a spec
laity, we can and will keep beu'?r assortment at
lower prices than any house in toiscity.
Receiving and opening a large and splondid
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE.
Which wo offer 'at reduced rates.
W.: If.. KTJIIN A CO.
Tn the Monteith Fire-proof Bricic, First-st.--
. A CJreat Bargain. :
rrIIE FARM KNOWN AS "FARMOUNT
1 Lake" is offered for sale at $10,000 in coin
$4,000 in hand, and the remainder in six equal
annual payments, with interest from' date.. '. The
tract is in good shape, being nearly a square, con
taining about 6(10 acres of rich soit ; and is diver
sified with forests vast, fair lawns, lordly oaks,
and willows sitting by the lake, the woodland and
prairie so alternating as to make it one of the
most attractive places in the State. It is situated
on the west side of the Willamette river, within
half a mile of Albany, which is known aa being
in the heart of the best agricultural portion of
Oregon. Tho location is healthful. It has a good
stone quarry, about 100 acres under fence, a two
story frame barn with shedding 80 feet square ; a
larire and handsome new bouse two-stones nigh,
thoroughly painted inside and out, tho large cup
boards and book-t ases being fixtures, and the
house having under its whole length a good dry
cellar. In addition to these there is a neat well--
house, a wood-house and all other necessary out-
hobses. There is a meadow, large pasture, or
chards, garden, Ac, Ae It is susceptible of be
ing divided into four farms,, all, of them having
good sou, fuel and rail timber, and three of them
tor particulars-address J. v. AlendenbaU, lusq
Albany", or the undersign at Portland.
Feb. 14th, 1871 24v3. Attorney at Law.
- 'rlltE AMD MARINE P
IIVSl It AIVCE ; COMPANY,
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. '
Total Assets (Gold) l,TTT 200.63
J. HUNT, President.
Wm. A LVORD. Vice President.;
A.J. RALSTON, Secretary. .,- ,
A. BAIRD, Marine Secretary. . " 1
The leading Fire and Marine Insurance
Company on this coast.- .,-
r-$50.000 deposited in Oregon.
Losses Promptly and Equitably adjusted
and paid in Gold Coin. v
LADD & TILTON, Gen. Agents
Oregon and - Wasfunton Territory,
JOD.v COIVIVEIt, Agent,
March 4, 'Tl-26y
II. C. CLEMENT,
I J3kl I 35T T B XI .
4 LL KINDS OF PAINTING, .GRAINING
V and papor-banging. Walls -colored and
whitened. Orders promptly attended to. ,.
Shop over Adams' Wagon Factory. ' SIv3
. Six miles South of Albany, Liun Co.. -
Near1 the Railroad.
To JPish- Lake: v-,
Four horse or male team, oaeh way
Two " i . " .
One -"' ' " ' .-f.'i-'i' f.,vs
Peek animals, loaded...
", " unloaded
Horse and rider ...
Ox team, three yoke
To Upper Soda Spring j
Four bone or mule team, out and back.....". '.
Two 1 ' " " " .-. . ' : i ! '
One --'-., :.;..- '. . '"m '
Horse end rider, . r t , ..,j
Loose animals, . , ......
Ox teams the same as horse team..
W. W. PAttwsH, . , - , , , Pres.
8eo. , i . ,
March 0, 1889- S-'
To the People of Albany. . .
THE UNDER8IGNED having rented and
refitted the FRANKLIN MARKET, form
erly occupied by Mr. Sears, hopes to be able to
furnUh the same with as good MEAT8, both as
to quality and variety, as the country affords,
.nj crnwbi to be rsDresented. there by a good,
accommodating man, and aaki m libera portion
of your patronage
Albany, February l,'18Tl-33sf
T801I C IT THE, ATTENTION OF ALL
-.- nersons desirinz to purchase Fruit Trees to
cull and examine toy stock, which is composed ef
the larsest and best, selection in con
sisting of Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Prunes,
Grapes, Blaek Berries, Currants and Roses.
Also, t ' '
Black and White Walnut English Wal-
' nut, Hickory,, Pecan, Redbud, , ,
Honey Locust, II ackberry, . r-
and a n umber of other .varieties of trees and plants
too numerous to mention, all of which are offered
at low rates. HENRY W. SETTLEMIRE.
-Peoemberl7,18T0-l - ' . :
FIRST STREET, ALBANY, OREGON,.
. t nAants. . I t; " e. a-Aisar.
j. E. nAaixis & CO.,
T)ROPRIETOR8. We shall endeavor to
always beep en band a full supply of all
Kind, of Seats ! .
sU of which will be of the very best quality.
The highest market priee paid for. Beeves, Hogs
and Sheep. f t ' ' -
Third door west of Ferry, on south side of First
street. J. L. HARRIS A CO.
Albany, Iee. 15, 1870-15
TS HEREBY ' GIVEN, THAT " I HATE
1 . opened ?.! '. - '
Livery and Feed Stable
in the town of LEBANON, where I will be eon
stantly on band to attend to the wants of the
I will run a hack from Albany to Lebanon and
Soda Smiur,. on Satnrdav of each week.
- All business entrncted to my care will be
prompt? attended to.. . .
. . '.- V . J, fVitAUA,
Lebanon, Sept. 10, 1870 Iv3m3
Potatoes ! Potatoes I
Ovlvf eeired and in
per bushel, by .
Mafeb 11, I871-27tf
store, for sale at 91 ila
- N, S. DUBOIS.
Patronize Home Manufactures t
HAVING GONE LARGELY INTO
the manufacture of J
I am prepared to furnish the Oregon publie with
-ood breom as eaa be obtained on the eoast,
Z Portland pnN f'i VoUNO A
CO.. Oor ersl Agents, "-'blNG
'Albany. Deeember S. 18rO-lT -.' ' -.
AJiOAWV OATH , HOUSE.
j.'.." Trwivtpw ?TftNED WOULD RESPECT-
1 Mlly nfor th ,.itU?n. of
gj1.14s.jr ua as as ssssiea mtmmivmm en
meat, and, by keeping clean rooms aJd P7g
triet attintit 5 to business, expects to taw. "
those who may favor him with their patronage.
Having heretofore carried on nothing but -
Fint-Class Hair Eresalac , Saleems,
he ex pec's to give entire satisfaction to all.
?sV- Children and Ladies' hair neatly cut and
shampooed, JOSEPH WSBBE&.
iuaJ-ihsvil Notice J Is rtsuf x 3
mHE PUBUC ARB HEREBY ' WARNED
not to trust my sua, Jacob P. Martin, sainor,,
as 1 win not oe responsible lor.any fueDi qx
wt . -, !n fwim.attfl mftf t,t. AmrfU ' ' -
Harrlsba.rrl Qr.t Ms 19, 1871-30,
TUB' MANUSCRIPT. .
The.Auburn Messenger., of the 1st of
November, 1870, contained the following
paragraph: "' '
A tew days since we called public at ¬
tention to the singular conduct of James
lr. VS llkiDs, Justice ol the Peace for the
'Cape Horn' District, in this county, in
discharging without trial a man named
Parker, who was, "as we still think,
seriously implicated ia tha - mysterious
death of an old. man named Summerfield,
who, our readers will probably remember.
met so tragical an end on the line of the
Central Pacific Railroad in the month of
October - last We have now to record
another bold outrage on publie -justice,
in connection with the same affair. The
Grand Jury of Placer county has just
adjourned, without finding any bill against
the person named above. , Not only did
they retuse to find, a true bill or to. make
any presentment, but they went one step
further towards, the exoneration of tbo
offender j they specially ignored the
indictment which our District 'Attorney
deemed it his dutr-to present. The
main facts .. in, relation : to .. the - arrest
and subsequent : dUcharze of Parker
may be summed up in a: few words;
It appears1" that,' about , the last of
October, one Gregory Summerfield, an
old man nearly u vears ot asre, in com
pany with Parker, took passage for Chica
go, via the I'acinc ttaiiroaa, and about
the middle of the afternoon reached the
neighborhood of Cape Horn, in this
county. Nothing of any special impor
tance seems ro have Attracted the atten
tion of any of the passengers . towards
these persons until a few moments before
passing the dangerous curve in the track
overlooking' the. North Fork of the
American river, at the place called fjape
Horn- . As our readers are aware, -the,
road at this pointskirts a precipice with
rocky perpendicular sides, extending to ;
the bed of tbe stream, nearly l,i uu teet
below. Before passing the curve Parker i
was heard to comment npon tbe sublimity
of the scenery they were approaching,
and finally requested the old man to leave i
the car and stand upon the ' open plat
form, in order to obtain a better view of
the tremendous chasm and the mountains
jnst beyond. The two men left the car,
aud a moment afterwards, a cryot horror
was heard by all the passengers, and the
old man was observed to fall at least
1,000 feet; upon the crags below. . The
train was stopped for a tew moments, but
fearful of a collision if any considerable
length of time should be lost in an una
vailing search for - tho mangled remains,
it soon moved on again, and proceeded as
swiftly as possible to the next station.
there tbe miscreant Parker was arrested
and conveyed to the'office of tbe nearest
Justice of the Peace for examination.
We understand that he refused to give
any detailed account of the i transaction,
saying only that "the deceased cither
fell or was thrown on from the moving
The examination waa postponed until
the arrival of Paiker's counsel.' O'Con
nel & Kilpatrick, of Grass Valley,, and
after they reached Cape Horn not a ainglo
word could be extracted from the prisoner.
It is said that the inquisition was a mere
tarce; there being no witnesses present
exceDt one ladv rjassensrer. who, with
commendable spirit, volunteered to lay
ever one day. to give in her testimony.
We- also learn that, after the trial, the
Justice, together with the prisoner and
his counsel, were closeted in secret ses
sion for more than two hours-: at the
exniration of which time the Judge re:
sunted his seat upon the benchand dis
charged the prisoner -
Now, we have no desire fodo injustice
towards any ox tne parties to mis singu
lar transaction, much less to arm " public
umiimsnt asainst an innocent man. . But
a An affirm that there it, there must be,
some profound - mystery at the bottom of
this affair, and we anaii aoour uiwva w
fathom the secret. ' , .
Tes, there w a secret and a mystery
connected with tbe disappearance of
Summerfield, and the solo, object of this
communication is to clear it upland place
myself right in the public estimation.
But, in order to do so, it beoomes esaen-
.. t - . . ..?.1a mil .lia i,Anm.
tiany necessary to schmv.wm "v .y.ht
stances canneoted with my first andaub
sHuent acqaaiatanoa - with Summerfield.
To do' this Intelligibly, I shall have to go
back twenty-two jeara.,.'.; ..j .
It is well xnown amongfrt my intimate
friends that I resided in thB late Repub-
n l Texas lor many yean anxeceaent w
w irhinJtion to thin State. Daring
.v.. rid-r whilst but a t
-.ti:. a. -i i..a aome three
four miles from the city ot - 2lt'ti0':
Jndsre Wheeler at that time Cu.T1
Jastioo of the Supreme Court of Text -paid
a visit,' amV brought with him ' a
gentleman, -whom; he had known aeveral
years previously .on the Sabine river, . in
the eastern part of that State. This
gentleman wag iatrodnced o U by the
name of Summe.H
was-past the prime at t!!v J ,
ad inclined to eoryulenrr. ;7
medium hight and walked ftfj,
as though conscious of n:;rkr t-
atuinments. His face m qzH cj;'-
which, once seen, ean never oe for-"
The forehead 'was broad, high abi
tube'ranV . It was, besides, ietlf f :at at
with wrinkles, and altogether -w a '
most intellectual that I bad ever 4een'
It bore some resemblaneo to that tf Eit'
Isaac Newton, but still more to Ea."-J
or Webster ; The eye were large -&zt?-set
and lustrous, with, a Hhtthat seemed
kindled in their own deptLs Id oblor
they wre gray,- and wht ia ocaVr
tion absolutely blseedwiOt izlr"UlIi
mouth, wae , large, hut cut with, t'l; the
precision of a sculptor's chiseling. , r 1
was rather pale, but,. when excited, Lie
complexion lit ' up .with si sudden rtuvh or. -
roddy .fluehesket added something like
beauty to its hall sardonic expression. A
word and a glance torn me ax once, mie
is a moat extraordinary ttia. ' " "lihi '''
Judce Wheeler knew but little Oft he-
antecedents of .Summerfield:' "Tie via of
Northern birth, but of wbat State it l ,
impossible' td ':say' definitely.' : Early' in
life, he removed to the frontier el Arkau
sas, and pursued for aome.jeara. th
avocation of village schoolmaster. : It
was the ' Suggestion of Judge Wheeler
that induced him to read law' Int: fci.
months time he : bad mastered 8tory'a
Equity," and gained an important snitf ,
based npon one of its most recondite
principles. Bat his heart was not ia tu
legal profession and he made almost eoa
sunt sallies into the fields of ecicace,
literature and art. ,. Ho . waa. a natural
mathematician and was the most profound
and 'Original arithmetician in the South
west. " He fiequentty computed the af-
tronomical tables for' the almanacs" Of
New Orleans, Peneaoola and Mobile, and
calculated eclipse, ' transit and' observa
tions with ease and perfect accuracy lie
was also deeply read m Z'-'vpbysieevatKl
wrote and published J "i- old ew.
eratic Review for 1842, ra article on tlMI
"Natural Proof of tie Existence aaf '
Deity," that f for; beauty fit laouegef
depth of reasorjing; versatility of ilitutra-
tion, ana compactness or logic, nas never
been equaled. 7 The only other pubEeax
tion which at that period he had mile,
was : a book that astonished all of hie .
friends, both in title and execution: It
was called "The Desperadoes of the
West," and purported to give , minute
details of the lives of some of the most ,
noted duelists and blood seined villains
in: the Western States j But the book -belied
. its title. It is full of -splendid
description and original .thought. ,'. No .
volume in the language contains so many
eloquent passages and. such gorgeous
imagery, in -the same space. His pic
for immortality, on beholding the execu
tion of one of the most noted ' culprits of
Arkansas, has no parallel in any 'living
language for beauty of .diction . anil
power of tbonght. As my sole object ia
this communication is to defend myself, .
some acquaintance with the "mental" re
sources of - Summerfield is 1 absolutely
indispensable'; . for his death was' tttr
immediate oonsequence of his splendid
attainments. Of. chem stry be was
complete master. He describes it In bi
article on a deity above alluded to, as the
"Youngest- Daughter of the 'Sciences,
born amid flames, and cradled in -roller- .
of fire." If there were any one. science
to which he was more specially-devotee!
than to sny and all others it was ctankis5-
...-...-..., i, . ... . . .
try. .nut ne reauy seemeu an eaepc m
all, ' and shone about - everywhere - with,
equal luster.' ' 1 - " r' " '
' Many- or tbeso charactensties Wei
mentioned by Judge Wheeler at tho
time of Summerfield' visit to GUteEtoaf
but others subsequently came to . my
knowledge, after, his retreat to Browns-
ville,. on the banks of thA uo ti-rande
There he filled the position of Judse off
the District Court, and such waahia poei'
tion just previous to his arrival in this!
city in tto month ' of September of. the)
past year. ',; .. ,tt ;..,:,.; 'in
Una day towarsa tbe close or last -September,
an .old man rapped at my
office dour, and on invitation camein,aud
advancing, called me by Pety
ceiving that I did not at first .reebB be
him, he introduced himself as. Gregory.
Summerfield. After inyitir him . to, .a
scat I scrutinized his' features ' more
closoly and quickly i lentlled him as thr
same person' whom I had paet twenty
two years before. He was greatly alter?
in appoaraneefbut the lofty forehead and
the gray eye Wero still there, unebaaged
and unehangeable. He was not quite Sw"
stout but more ruddy ia complemon aai,
exhibited some -symptona, as i-I Ihetr
thnught, of ' intemperate drinkie. :l3
there was. the old ehafm f iateU:'xl
auporiority in his eonversatMi, aiJ I
welcomed him ,tCI"0rnii ks t. u'j
portant addition to her mental weaho
..It was- not many minutes- Vtfaro" 1 9
rn nested a -nrivate intorvvwJ
- L -. r
closed the door aiUr l.ia ail kre
We had scarcely mziz I :;-lvc ttr,.
he inquired of me -iri lil tt'Zzzl c
recent articles ia , that I.. Jir; .
ting tbe discovery cf t!.s t . i t '-" :
roc water so as to 5-i it i.r t nii ..i
fbr ordinary puTf ces
I re?::J that 1 1 it
new upon that sc'J l
meata ef Aru.li i 1 -
and added t: t !Xl
sire mods it rt--C-vent
its use. -" ' -1
4 In fcfaw vroryl i tl '"T "Ir"
tlatheta r i ( "i-v . -?;
artwasextrt . t'. .:
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4 3 .1
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.3 v . -.1 CirtTs. j-re-
Presumir j a'; A m U i
visit to me .was V t Ttsii: C. x J
forms to get out s pteit fJr U i. f
T Continued on 4.th jirv