The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, June 24, 1871, Image 4

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    moments previously, Beized his pencil,
an dVddeti these . words MIf , you will
, .. ; A Iauel BiotMB
A charming face, indeed t io bright
and s happy. Who is she Mrs Ruther-
' "Mary Mtfrrison one of oar -village
belles." -
"And like most belles, somewhat of a
coquette," said the gentleman somewhat
interrogatively. '
'"Indeed I never thought so tin til late
ly,"' answered the lady, rather gravely.
It is a pity." ",::y--
"Yea," said a young lady standing by.
"It is a shame. ; I'm ; sure we have all
considered ner engaged, or as good as
ens-aged, to Hugh Shirley and now
only look at her ! A gentleman, too, whom
she has not known but a few days I
"But rich, and so handsome."' said
another young lady. "A city beau, too.
ijuue a distinction in our rustic com-.
xnunity," she added laughing.
Not worth Hugh Shirley, by half.
. A mere fashionable coxcomb, I dare 'say.
I am surprised that a girl so. good and
sensible as Wary Momsou would act
"Poor Mr. Shirley 1 One may see how
nt be is by it."
Hugh Shirley seated a little apart from
this group of pic-nickers, and concealed
by the intervening shrubs, had heard
very word of this conversation. !- He now
rose and moved slowly away, but first
looked' back to where 'Mary Morrison was
seated on a mossy hill, smiling and chat
ting with ber new admirer a Mr. Wes
ton. "from the citv ' '"
. How pretty and graceful she was, as
with a flush on her face, and an unwont
ed light in her eyes, she glanced Jip arch
ly from beneath the brim of the jaunty
- little gipsy bat which she wore. But
- the flush seemed feverish, and the bright
eves restless and uneasy. - 'Was she as
happy and satisfied as she appeared
Had she really turned away from him to
whom she had almost plighted ber love
and bestowed it upon this comparative
stranger:, this acquaintance of a few
days? -.'-.i-;.v
, Hugh .; Shirley turned away with
sharp bitter pang in his heart. And
then he compressed his lips and walked
on with a hrm, determined step.
'I will know at once," he muttered to
Himself, resolutely.
'':When out of sight of the rest "of the
party, he seated himself on a fallen tree
tore a slip From a leaf of his pocket-book
and wrote m a style perfectly characters
Sis oi himself t -.".'- .
5 'Mahy You know how I love you.
must now know, once for all, whether
von love iac, or prefer another. W heth
r you win, in a "word, promise to be mine
my wife. - - HUGH.
npw to get this scrap of papsr to her?
There was no one by whon he could
send it; and now, whenever he approach'
ed her, she was not only shy and restrain
ed towards him, but their every look and
notion became so conspicuously the mark
for a dozen pairs of eyes, that it would be
- impossible to convey the paper, howsoev
r small, into her hand, without it being
perceived by others. And yet he could
not wait j he mu.;t have ber answer this
very evening, for he had a plan in view
-depending upon it. Hia friend Wortham
would leave to-morrow for . New York,
and thence to California. He bad en
deavored to persuade Shirley to accompa
ny him, and it had been alone his love
for Mary which had held him.- ...
. Hugh, holding in his hand-the slip of
paper upon which so much depended,
was startled by the sound of approaching
gay voices, and hia heart thrilled as the
next moment Mary Morrison stood before
him, accompanied by Mr. Weston and a
young lady. - '
"Oh, Mr. Shirley !' exclaimed the
latter, "hope we don't intrude or inter
rupt any poetio frenzy.' We are hunting
for flowers to wear in ', our hair at the
dance to-night. Of course youn be there?
I really think they must have appropriate
d all the wood flowers ' to decorate, the
.festive hall,' for we can scarcely find one
won't you help ns 7" V ;
Miss Morrison had colored at the sight
( of Hugh, and - had then turned abruptly
'toward her escort. - '-.,?..
"Oh V Hugh heard her exclaim sud
, denly, "there b a laurel the first I have
een, and - my favorite flower. See I
high up on the summit of that tree. If
I could only get it I ' r i
"It is quite out of reach, unfortunate
ly," observed Mr. Weston, glancing op
wistfully, "and the ground below so wet
and marshy. .And yet I would give any
thing to obtain it, since you wish it." -'
"Oh, never mind ; I dare ; Bay it is
oat of reach. . Yet it seems so pure and
lovely, and would be bo pretty to wear in
one's hair. Don't you think tot".
"In hair Such as yours," he replied in
a low voice, and with an admiring glance
: at the rich clusters of wavy brown bair,
which she wore swept; carelessly from
her forehead. "But any - flower would
appear well there J " and most fortunately
here are some wild rosesquite as pretty
as tie laurel. Will these do?" " .
-1 suppose r,-for want bf -something;
better," she answered, laughing coquet
tishly. "Come , we will not intrude lon-
ger upon Mr. Shirley, since he appears
inclined for solitude'' i'tf.,Vy.
She happened Co be standing closer to
aim at that moment than the others.
! "Is that my fault, Mary V ; Jie replied
in a low voice, to her remark. ....
She-turned upon him, her face flushed
her eyes flashing, through half-tears.
"I at least, sir, do not seek (or other's
society," she - said, warmly. "Perhaps
ft's your opinion that I should?? J "J-ni
Despite the '..indignation, there, was
something of reproach in her tone,-which
eent a thriil of hope to Hugh's heart. . "
VSJay a moment," he said quietly,
perceiving the -attention of thb others
directed toward : them, ! "and you shall
have your laareL" . .. ,.'
"I don't care for it. I won't inconven
ience you " i '
But Hugh, waa already threading his
way over tbe marshy ground, and. the
, next moment was half-way op , the .. tall
and slender laurel tree,, which bent be
neath hi weight. Reaching up ,.to the
topmost branch he drew it downward.
broke off the coveted laurel-blossom, and
- with it descended.'--As his foot touched
the ground an idea occurred to him. He
took from ' Lis vest-docket the sligj of
answer yes,' Mary, give me this token t
wear the laurel, and don t wear the roses.
TheD he careluUy, though With trem
bling fingers, separated tbe- pure white,
half-unfolded petals -of the laurel-blos
soms, deposited the folded popet within,
closed over it the petals, and placed t in
Mary a lsnia-M,-.r.,ra
"Look; within," : he said, "It bears a
secret at it a heart." : i;;
When Mary reached the old farmhouse
close by, at which the picnic supper and
oancing were. to be held, , she went up
directly into a little dressing-room.. She
was excited, angry. t f '
"lo neglect me so, she said to herself.
"To become jealous and doubt- me as he
has done ever since Mr. Weston has
thought proper to pay me some attention.
V hat could 1 do but pretend not to eare I
And the impudence of this insult 1 'Look
within. Jt heart a secret of its heart V "
She threw the laurel blossom from her
and burst into tears. These apparently
calmed her. ' '" 1 '-r'"1' ' - -i
"Yet he loves me after all. It will, it
must come right in tbe end. I will let
him see this evening that I don t care
for Mr. Weston." v ' .
"I wish t had not broken the flower.
so that he might have seen me wear it
this evening. Xsut 1 will tell him, and
sometime when we are happier 1 will
show him how carefully I kept it."
Hugh Shirly was standing at the door
of the dancing-room as sh entered. She
wore in her hair the cluster of wild roses
that had been given her by Mr. Weston
but there was no laurel there. As she
passed him their eyes for an instant met.
He was pale, and his face wore a still
stern expression such , as she had never
before seen there. .Conscious of her own
changed feelings towards him in the past
hour, and unwilling that he should read
it in her face, she turned away her head
as she passed. And when she again
glanced in that direction, he was gone.
On the following day she learned that
Mr.: Shirley bad t left liiverside bad
started for California and this - without
a word, a message, a token of farewell to
herself -
So years, passed by two, five, ten
years. . Mary Morrison was a tall, ele
gant, dignified woman of twenty-seven
verging upon old maidenhood the youog
girls said, -though the older people insist
ed that she was ''handsomer than ever,
and they were right. :-,v ;. ; .
In this time Hugh Shirley had often
been heard irom. lie was prospenog
becoming wealthy and . influential but
was 8 till unmarried. And when ten
years. had passed since he had left River
side, be wrote to his friends there that
business would soon require, his presence
in New . York, and that he would visit
them before returning to California.
i Mary Morrison knew when he came,
and it was noticed that she stayed away
Lfrom church the next Sunday. Yer,
avoid him as she would, they could n-t
help meeting. Very quiet was the inter
viewvery - cold even those -present
thought it. A few 1 polite - inquiries, a
few commonplace remarks, and a perfect
ly composed demeanor on both sides
this was all. It was plain to be seen that
each was perfectly indifferent to the
other. v;
Several times again they met, with
even less interchange of remark than on
the first interview. Some peoplo thought
that there must even exist a feeling of -dislike
between them. - ; j
? One evening when it would have been
twilight but for the full moon,' Mary
Morrison stood resting upon the little
gate of her front garden, enjoying the
beauty of the hour, and the aweet breath
of the flowers around her.' " ; 1 : - "
Suddenly, as she leaned pensively on
the gate ..the sound of an : approaching
step caused her to start. The thick
laurel hedge cotfcealed the' person, but
she knew by some rare instinct that the
step was that of Hugh Shirley ; and the
next moment he stood before "her. ; t
, On seeing her lifted Jbis hat and seem
ed inclined to pass on, as Mary hoped he
would ; but this under the circumstances
would have seemed - almost .. rude so he
hesitated, and finally stopped, with a com
monplace remark upon the beauty of the
evening. : He looked very handsome as
he stood there a tall, dark man, bearded
and moustached, with T his; broad brow
bared to the evening breeze. So Mary
thought. What other thoughts she had
or what were his thoughts of her we can
not tell, but after a while almost a silence
fell upon the two,', though Hugh . still
i He made an effort to break the coo.
8traint. - ,. ; ,. . - .. . .
"The laurel is still your favorite I per
ceive,", he r observed, glancing at the
shrubs -.whose glossy , green leave and
pure white blossoms gleamed brightly ia
,the moonlight. ;. "- -.- ri, r
"Yes," she answered, simply and cold
ly. For this allusion brought back the
recollection of that evening. . ten years
ago, when she had last seen him; and of
the gift of a laurel blossom; , . the cold
cruel parting, .-i;.-.,.,.; .-.:'.( - . :
"And I,": he answered, "of all the
flowers and trees on earth most dislike
tbe laurel." . "
She made no answer, but lifted her
eyes as if expecting him to give a reason.
"Uecausc, be continued, ia a lower
voice, "because I cinnot forget how the
fortune of my whole lite depended ' upon
a laurel blossom and how I lost it."
- There was just the faintest' tinge lof
bitterness in ' his " tone ; yet he looked
down with calm cold eyes into her own
as he spoke. : -.-., .. t':
" "How was it?"she'a)ked.",' ;
"Have you theu forgotten ? Hs it all
brighter as he looked
the darkness.
"Mary," he said,'
"there tu a note
lower. I)id you
you to look." .
i .:. She stood
into hers in
now i
At length there
uickly and hoareety.
ceatcd witluo that.
it? I requested
breathless and very - pale
dawned upon his con
eciousne8s the shadow of a great calamity
ik gicai uiisiaktt wdivu aaa nung iiae
a cloud over their two lives. ' :
"I did hot know it," she murmured
taltertngiy. :t
"Uh, Mary!". What a bitter pain.
wbnt an eager trembling joy was' there in
those two spoken words. . "
"Come with me, she said. ; And ho
followed her into tbe house; -
A little rosewood cabinet which stood
in the parlor, she unlocked, and opened
small drawer within. rom this she
took a little box, containing some tissue
paper, which she unfolded, and in it lay
the blackened and dried leaves of a laurel
blossom. . '"! .f.".Y':'v:'.-;4y!'-5"i; 1
This is , what ; you gave me,", she
said. "1 put it away, as you see it, on
that night, and have never since touched
it." - . .
"Look within," he said. .
Tremblingly she parted the withered
petals Yes, there was something with
in a nanow slip of paper, closely lolded.
stained and old, yet on which she could
still trace the words written ten years
before. ''j;--! "i- s-s
"Oh 1" she cried, passionately, "if
had but known this!". .
"Would you have worn the flower,
Mary ?" he asked as anxiously as though
bis fate depended upon it. .
She only bowed, her face upon her
hands; but he could see the flush upon
her forehead and temples. ,
He took one of the hands and gently
removed it.
"Look at me, Mary look up and
answer mer!: r.s-f,'! ,s';,.
She , raised ; her; eyes, lustrous with
tears.- - Never in her early youth had she
appeared so beautiful as now.
?' We' have suffered for ten years
through a mistake a misunderstanding.
Is it too late to make the rest of our
lives happyj? v i.L f.r . r k-,.-
We need not record her answer.
Something Scandalous about Birds.
from the New
--Jiadeven I, so entirely passed awav
from your memory ?--'
, i ."If it is this to which you allude,"
said Mary, slightly coloring in the moon
light, and speaking yet more coldly, .I
remember your, giving me a laurel blossom
on the ovening when I last saw you -at
a picnic.",
"Yes a laurel -blossom. 4 "A J slight
thing to be the harbinger- of a man's
fate.' A laurel blossom which you re
fused to wear." .
"I did not refuse. -1 J, I did. not
think that, you wished me to wear it,'
she replied, ia embarrassment. . - . ,
, "But the paper the nete ?" ; t ,
f 'Whnt note what ntMr?". '. . .
a l His eves grewi BUd4eniy larger and
Orleans J'icoyune : . - - .;
Some families are such good actors,
and so stimulated by pride, that they are
generally looked upon as patterns of do
mestic propriety, even' 5 felicity. They
arc slick, genteel. : self complacent, soft-
voiced and smooth-tongued ; they hold, J
in- fact that place in the human . kind
that birds do in the brute kingdom. '
: -, Those who know them best can tell
some very different things about "them '
how they wrangle in ' private, have their
own genteel way of fighting, arc. fierce
and tricky, in a word, imperfect, like
every thing on earth, and not the same
their friends would make them.
The most . universally . ill-tempered
things in the world that make any show
of decency are the birds.' With all the
talk about their pretty manners, they are
ruder than dogs;; and as for their hymns
of haok.cgiving-and woodland notes of
praise, they, never fail to quarrel at a
feast like pirates. Their -gentlemen can
fight harder for the fun of the thing.aod
their ladies scream and scratch worso
about the possession of an empty knot
hole, thao is by: any means respectable;
while, as for connubial bliss,i the Itride
groom beats aud knocks hia wife about in
a manner that is a disgrace to his fine
clothes. i " -'r
. About half, their, pretry songs are
given in angry 'defiance of each -other.
The jealousy of musicians ia proverbial,
and nowhere stronger than among the
"songsters of the grove "i ... J A -f'i a tiii
An out-sung bird is apt to die of tbe
most unworthy chargin, and when a pre
sqmp nous warbler "puts in" with atiother
song, be is notified, in a burst, of
melody, that "if he don't shut ' up he'll
get his nose pecked off."
Wt have seen the supposed-to be-rocr-.
ry little singer of our suburban 'gardens
the pap with scarce a feather on him
and his head 'bunged' np" like a prize
fighter's.'. "," . j -
We do not think one person in .fifty
appreciates the fitness of the slaDg phrase
so often applied to wild and unonncipled
young men, "He v ia a' bird." ' It is
meant generally as a pet name; but
really, it's a hard name to give to any
' Ak Unbecomino Bustle. An ex
change says: fMrs. Victoria C. Wood
hull has been visiting all the principal
cities of the North, and making a great
bustle among tbe newspapers, in prepare
tion for her elevation to the Presidency
of 1872. We have constantly supported
the claims of Mrs. Wood hull for that po
sition, and to a. certain extent we. have
been in her confidence, but we are grieved
to say that she never informed us of her
intention to decorate herself with one of
those things when she began her duties
at the White House. And why, indeed,
should she consider f such an article nec
essary for a f President. Washington
never wore a great bustle made of news
papers ; nor did John Adams, nor James
Buchanan, nor Andrew Jackson, nor any
of them. Mr, Buchanan, indeed, in his
inaQgural address, distinctly repudiated
the suggestion ; that .it was incumbent
upon the President to wear such an arti
cle, and we need hardly- tell the, student
of history that his position was precisely
similar to that taken by Washington in
that immortal paragraph upon -' bustles
contained in bis farewell address. We
ask Mrs; Waodhull, tbeovto abandon her
design, : It is unconstitutional, it is in
cendiary, it is revolutionary, it is suici
dal, b be must either retract, from her
position upon the subject, or suffer defeat;
for we will ithdraWiOur support if she
persists in her wicked project.,,- Let her
undertake to base her claims "upon this
peculiarity, and in less than a week we
shall have Oeorge Francis Train, and all
other idiots who are ; running " for the
White Ilouae, -' prancing - around the
country with exactly the same kitfd of
O . t.
One Rail ' Railways '
Much has been said and written about
the respective merits . and demerits of
broad guage and narrow guage railways,
buta railway with no guage at all, and
only a single rail, Is a new feature in
modem enterprise, and, therefore, pos
se; ecs considerable interest to .. the public
generally. We will endeavor to give our
readers some idea of this rather curious
invention, which owes its origin to the
busy, brain of Monsieur Larmanjat, a
rrench civil engineer, who has not only
suggested the idea, but put it into prac
tical operation in France and other por
tions of Europe. :
is this, that railways as they are now con
structed with two rails and the wheels of
the locomotives and- cars solidly fastened
to the shafts, are on' a wrong principle,
and create resistance in the curves which
might be avoided by establishing the
read with but a single rail put in the
plane with the longitudinal axis of the
locomotive and cars. Forty per cent.' of
the weight of tbe engine and tender goes
on the driving wheels, and as the adhe
sion or friction produced by that weight
between the line of the wheels and the
rails is smaller than it would bo on
macadamized road,' it is claimed that the
adhesive power of the engines necessary
to araw. the train is only obtained Dy
materially increasing their weight, es
pecially when The road has heavy grades.
and tt at sixty per cent; of that weight is
born by the locomotive, and does not in
crease the tractive power due to the' ad
hesion on the rail. 1 In building railways
with to rails, and fastening the locomo
tive and car wheels to the shafts, Larman
jat lays the Fame mistake has been made
as if wheel-bariows were constructed
with two parallel wheels pinned to a sin
gle shaft. His invention' works the
driving wheels 'of-the locomotive on
macadamized' road, or oak planes laid
alongside the tail, which gives him
tractive power of six or seven times great
er than iron can furnish, and causes the
whole train to run easily and, safely on a
single rail, i his rail is ot American pat
ern, and is spiked in tbe usual manner,
but. in - the middle '.' of tbe i ties
while the planks : alluded to are bolt
ed fast to either, end of the ties. For i
turnpike railroad having a grade' of five
hundred feet, and where the train is to
weigh fitly tons and the locomotive ten.
tbe ties require to be nve teet seven
inches long, and a three inches thick. If
on a turnpike with the above mentioned
grade the same weight is to be , drawn,
and the driving wheels to tun on the
macadam instead of plank, the rail, in
stead of resting on ties would rest on oak
planks, one foot wide and three inches
thick laid in the same direction as the
rail. The planks and part .of the
; A student at Yale atartled the at
recitation the other day; "What atare
never set ?' ftsked'the Professor. Ios
waa the prompt rpry sotto-poem?
wonld be buried in the ground ; the rails
weigh about 81 pounds to the square foot.
and the macadam on either side, would
be one foot wide. '
for our one rail railway has four wheels
being placed." the oue at the front and
the other at the reat of the engine, bear
ing on the rail.' 'These give the direc
tion. and are double flanged. The other
pair of wheels are placed in a traverse
plane, passing on a line in front of the
firebox. They run on the oak planks or
macadam, as tbe case may be, and are
the driving wheels.- By the aid of
screw ingeniously contrived, ti.e.,"engio
eer can incline his machine more or less,
and thus the wheel can be put on or taken
from. the .driving wheels. The wheels
are not we lged to the shaft, but turn
loosely; they have coiled .springs, one
end of which is fixed to the shaft, and
the other to the hub of . the wheel so
that tbe engine moves ouiy alter so many
revolutions, the spring Coiling itself till
the tensioo is equal" to the power ' neces
sary to start the train. By this arrange
ment, when the engine is going: around
a curve, one of the springs discharges it
self of all the difference which its . wheel
has to roii greater than the other so that
the strain on the shafts and wheel, mi
troublesome in the - two rait system.
avoided entirely. The directing, wheels
being on a pivot, can be turned in any
direction. The cars have only four
wheels, two to run on the rail, and ( wo on
the' plank or macadam; and all the
weight bears on the rail and side wheels,
the latter being smaller than tbe d erect
ing wheels, and intended only to main
tain the equilibrium - .5.
But after all, theorizing .and specula
tion, the proof of the soundness of pud
ding is in the eating ol it and Monsieur
Larmanjat 'has a one rail railway run
ning, between Raney end Montfermeii
near Paris,1 which :,.:!"--" -. "-S: C "isSa.
two years. '"On this railway a locomotive
weighing three tons draws two; ears with
twenty passengers in each, np grades
equal to 370 feet in a mile and through
curfee of 1& feet radius. This sort of a
railway can be built iu France for about
$1,6U0--. per mile-:.: The locomotives
weigh six and ten tons ; the former runs
fourteen miles an hour, drawing besides
its own Weight thirty-five tons up a grade
of two feet in a hundred," and costs 95,
0001 On a leve! it would draw 180 tous.
The Uars. are correspondingly cheap.
- Many practical men believe that the
.Larmanjat systecu, is the true sola' ion of
the problem pf putting railways on turn
pikes with thu grades and curves which
the common -highway usually has, and it
is not impossible that the experiment will
soon be tried in t bis country.'" : Should it
be us successful" here as in Europe, it
would be of immense benefit, especially in
mountainous regions, or even in such
hillv localities as New rEnziand.--i.Ve.
Jjouis RepuhHea.' J .
A late press dispatch from La Salle,
III., says : The recent rain,1 with inter
vals of intensely hot weather; baa pushed
forward all kinds of crops with 'unusual
rapidity, Farmers in this viulnity re
port the b"est stand of corn - obtained for
many years. The seventeen year Jooasts
have appeared quite numerously south of
the Illinois river, and seem to; be moving
in a westerly direction. The weather is
much cooler to-day r; -
i High Water. Tbe Columbia rivef
ftt latest dates was on he tamjiago- ' "
: Puzrjed Chinamen at Versailles.
About two hundred years ago a Japan
ese ambassador , came on a mission to
Louie XrVY When asked by the cour
tiers what-astonished him most in the
city, he ffphed t "To sen myselt in it."
If M. Ihiers Were to ask the same ques
tion of the Chinese ambassadors who are
now her, it is probable they would
answer, "To see yod in it i' "for having
been sent by bis Celestial Majesty on a
mission to that particular Son of Heaven
Who was supposed to be reigning in Fans
when they left Pekin, they are greatly
perplexed to know to whom they sh uld
ofier the magnificent presents they have
brought with them. Instead of a son of
Heaven in the Tuileriea they find an
assembly of mandarins in Yersaillex, and
instead of one government, they have to.
choose between two for tbe transaction
of their business. According to Chinese
notions : France is. a dragon with two
heads attempting to devour itself. The
youngest oi the ambassadors is a very
gentlemanly man, as far as Chinese gen
tility goes, well up in bis Confucius, and
ot an . observant turn of mind, . and is
writing an account of the events taking
place under bis eves. His notions of
- -
t rench politics are somewhat obscure and
it has been impossible to make him un
derstand the difference between 1 the
social and non-social republic. - Having
been favored with a reading of the origi
nal manuscript, I give a translation ot
oue of the most striking passages : "Hu
man sacrifices, savstbe writer, "have
not been abolished by these barbarians
At certain epochs they slay - each other,
that none of them may 4e massacred by a
tyrant. These occidental customs recall
'he customs of our Western, savages who
put their parents on the spit to spare
them the inconvenience of old age. In
dividually, these barbarians are mild in
their manners and of agreeable inter
course. United in assembly, " they can
never agree. " There- is one; word that
makes them frantic. That is the word
Liberty. We cannot give the exact
meaning of it. because the learned men
to whom we applied for illustration do
not themiolvcs understand it. perfectly,
and we have not found two who interpret
ed it in the same way. I he commonest
interpretat'on of the woid 'Liberty' is,
that it expresses the right to free one s
self and enslave others. This people
treats us as barbarians because our lamas
rip up their bellies in honor of Buddha.
With them tbe whole nations tears
itself with its own hands in the belief
that it is serving the idol 'Liberty
1 bey call that civilization. norld.
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The Chicago Times of June 1st says
"McFarland is determined to make him
self obnoxious to his and the late Mr,
Richardson's wife. He has had the Iu
diuDa divorce suit re opened, and is in
fair way, it is said, to have the verdict
set aside. If this should be the result
his criminal affairs will be in a sad state
of contusion. His killing of . Richard
son has been decided in Court not to
have . been murder, but. in this case
would it not be suicide? lie killed Mrs.'
McFarland's husband ; ' that is a well
known fact.' Now if another Court de
cides that McFarlat.d is that husband, it
will be clearly demonstrated in law that
Mr McFarland is dead. " This would be
a pleasant way of disposing of the whole
matter, though the lady in the case, like
most ladies in most cases, is enjoying
herself just now in California, in sweet
oblivion of any cx-husban 1." .
Aoricultckal. That great and
good man, Horace Greeley, is constantly
working for the benefit of the agricultu
ral community, and it has become a
common thing for laruiers all . over the
country to consult - Horace the same, as
they would an almanac for information.
Here is the latest effort ascribed to bim :
An Elniira farmer wroto to Mr. Greeley
for his experience in racing geese for
market. Horace- said there was no
trouble at all about it if the goslins were
not weaued too young. I He says they
should be allowed to run with' the old
cow and suck until their horns got out an
inch or two, when they will.- be hardy
enough to pack and salt down for mar
ket. , . , :
Persons who have not been in the
habit of drinking buttermilk consider it
disagreeable, because slightly acid ia
consequence of the presence of the lactic
acid.' There is not much nourishment in
buttermilk, but the presence of the lactic
acid assists the digestion of any food
taken with it. The Welsh peasants al
most live upon oat cake and buttermilk.
Invalids suffering from - indigestion will
do well to drink buttermilk at meal
times. ' ' ;
A Landlord's Experience. A
Virginia landlord, in commenting on tbe
statemeut that, tight lacing saves the
country 82,000,000 annually in board
alone, says ir is a villainous and habitual
lie. He knows a girl who laces so tight
that his arm will go around her twice and
lap over clear -to the elbow, 'and. one
wouldn't thiuk, to look at her, that she
could eat anything except soup; but she's
got an appetite like- a cross-cut saw, and
she mows a swath at a table like a sclf
raking reaper.
, l Literary Food. Poetry is the flow
er of literature ; prose the corn, potatoes
and meat ; atire,is the aquafortis ; ' wit
is the spice and pepper ; love letters are
the honey and pugar, and letters, coutaiu
ing remittances are the pluuis: ; -v
Gentleman about to pay his ' doctor's
bill "Well, pbctor, a my little ;dtoy
gave the tneaseld to all-tba neighbors
children, and as they were attended by
you, I .think you can afford to deduct tea
per cent irom the amount of my bill fr
the increase of the business we gave
you.". ,. - ; - '
A gentleman traveling on a steamer,
one day at dinner, was making sway with
a large pudding close byv when he waa
told by a servant that it -deatrt,
fit matter not to me," eaid he, "I would
eat it if it was a wilderness." - f -'if, 1 '
' When our cup runs over,' we let others
drink the drops that .fall, but not a drop
from within the ri m ; ' and we compla-
f cently cail this charity. -.-..--
CHARLEi A. DAXA. Editor. -
.A Newspaper ot tfce Present Ttaa.
- tntecded fmr role Kw Earth.
toelfldtng Frmc . JIrbulc. Herclisat, Pro
RMienal Men, Wot Iter, TSilaMl, aod ll Man.
tar of Honst Faiki. aad th W1V 8on. Bad
Paasb:sr ot all inch. ,
Or 1m t&aa One Coat a Copr- 1 tttera s a
' SJO CiU! iH warr PoH Offlc.
SBHllwEBKIr trj, 8S A TBAB, -?
of the aume nisi. ao1 general character J J.
TBK TIEELT. tint wltta irreatel-variety of
BUaeelianeaas readme, and fnraUhlnj tae urw
to IU aeaeribeia with greater fresnneas. becaiir
It oomei twice a week taatead pf ooea oalr .
A praSralMnttT read ibis newipaeer. witB ie
amn eireaiatloa in the world. Free, inae
eeideat, and tearlen In pontic. Ail the
from eTtrrvbera. Tw- eeata a oopy DJ auul.
fta ceata a moata. orfSt year.
Five ebpiei. one year, aeoaratelr aodmed. '
' FeuOeUui,
Tea eonte,'OM Tear, eeonrately adrtrened aad
an extra ob tote getter a of elan .
T3ir eap!e.' ne Tear, eeiKiratelr addreered
ad aa ex ra ti to too etter op of c:6),
rifteea llellar.
PMrr eoptPB. one veer, to one aldre nnd tbe
Sam-Meekly oaeycnr t eetur bp of lnb).
Thlrty-tbreo lolian.
FiftT popleejj one Tear.vepvratel aidreet (nd
tue ettr m o r.ln-.)r(
Thirty-are Dollar.
One nli ed eoclea. one rwtr. t na adfren
(tad the lal)y for one year to tha tciur nr of
c!ns. Fifty Oollara.
One bnndred o4e. one y-nr. parotfly i-
dre'sed aail UteOally tor oue rftctr to ( he vetter.
upofelnb), -..r Maty Dollar.
Five eoplecoae year, Cratcrv Kdtw.e. '-
... .. r ; ....... Uivbt Cellar..
Tea eopfet, one rest, ceparafeir alnrramed (mh.
aa extra copy to setter t of rl in),
bixteea Pallnra.
- fa Pobt Offl.j orders. nhnAhs, or disft onXew
York, wherever convenient If not. tneo rezisicr
toe tatten eoouiulne timney. Addree
' ' : , L W. E2U.Wn. PnblUbeir. V." ; !
-; " ." ttn office. Mew Tork City.
ILL-HEAD PAPER,-an'lire, jut received
aod for rale att&U OGlee, jow lor cut. ,
R. H. McDON ALD & CO.,
a.ti ... BtiMtlrin nfTVaalra tn Mlr lakm UfOTC.
merit of "XcwIt ArrtTod w Goods, coinpotwil
eVI'IT LOIIflC l" Cil ouywiww t wwa
Fbksh Dura, I Tra.jmre Psctt'
Fatist MaDictitB. I DBCOoia-rsSca-oniaa,
TBFssis&SrppoBTiiBa J Bnittt Rkbb.
F.sBiNTiAi. oiu, I PaarcnaaiBp.
KtEOMXI OIL, , I PtKT Oita. .
WTilch we offer at tbe lowest Cash Prices, and
are determined not to be undersold.
b. n. McDonald a co aa FaAxcuco, cait-
1 r-1
TIIX . ;
a n i oij p i r- ::o
supcRicn to m ct::z:3.
Power than any other other Piano-Forte ssaaa-
fac tared. - v - -
and in its meebaaieal eonatntrtioa It U x er per- T
r ..j ik...flkr. durakla than m inatrah. .
meat eonstrmeted ID the avaal aaedeta -Is.:
.The aran cement or tbe Agraae, tje w ..
striDKing.tbe peeuliar farm and arraa; aeat of -
tbe iron frame, , 1 -
Supersedes all Otl. r. -
Theaseofa Wt.(wlilcbja a pSrtorv Tron.
Frame) on m lino wiui wo nemrj awes rs,ixt-x.
Great, Strensrtla
Wbere most aeodod, and in tbis res peel a J etaer
Piano fail. 1 -
Tbe constrnetioa of tbo WBEST PLA. . into
whkh tbe Toning; Pins are inserted, is tax "St it
Is impossible for tbe pins to beeom loos mI. or
tbe Wrest Plank itself to split, aa ia too s a tbo
.ease in other Piano-Fortes, ' I : .-.
NESS,- - h.
Throughout tha entire scale, the excellent xliig
Quality, the v -
- "f ':" -'' : -
. Length and Purity ,m .1 tZmit. V -
AH ro to prore what wo claim, vis. t tJL V
Arien - Piano-Forte
I tba Bt Iustrument Haonfact
X' I-i n I-tVT23l!3-"I? '
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Our Drag Business located in San Fran
cisco, t.'al Aticr our bcrt vfit-hes, and express
ing onir thanks for the liberal patronage
we have received for more than twenty-one
years, durinjr which period wc have been steadily
engaged in tbe Drug business in California, we
beg to say in consequence or tne rapvi growtn oi
Dr. Walker's California Vinegar Bitters, now
spread over the United States and countries far
beyond, we are necessitated to aeroto our entire
time to said business.
We are the Oldest Drug firm on the Pacific
Coast and tbe only ono, continuous tinder the
same proprietors since 1819, and have determined
to sell our larste, prosperous, and well established
business on farorablo terms- .
This is a rare opportunity for men with means,
of entering into a profitable business with advan
tages never before offered. -
For particulars enquire of
R. U. M. IOXAr.D A CO..
R. It. McDoxAt.n, Wholesale Drucgii'ts, .
J. C. fpFCRB. J - Pan Froneiwo. t'al.
K. 1!. Until a sale is made we shall continue
our importations and keep a large stock of fresb
good constantly on band, and sell at prices to
defy competition.
Tbe Great Medical Disceveryt
YTnnrlTwrla rf Thnnitnjlda P
Bear testimony tothrtr Wonder.
On - ful Curative Jmeets.
p-o .i e"eS
oo , 15
elF. A N C Y D R I N K .
lfado of Poor Raw, 1 Whlakoy, Proof
BoiritsKadatefaae LlejaHroaoetored.spieed
' and sweetened to please the taste, called " Ton.
lea,"" Appetlaers," " Beatorers," that lead
tha tippler oa to drunkenness and rain, bat are
Woo Medicine, made from the Native Roots and
Herbs of C&Ufbroim. free Trans all AleoholM
BttaawlaMscav Tnoy are tfce&BKAT BLOOD
CIPLK a perfect Renovator and Invigorate of
tbo System, earrylna off all poisonous matter and
restoring the Mood to a healthy condition. No
person ean tako these Bitters according to dlreo
Uon and remain Ions; nnwell. ; ". ' ". .
For laflaaasnutory nnd Ckronlo R.he
asitlaaa' nasi Gout, DyaaepoJav or IbmU--watlao,
piUaaa, Remittent and later
salttomt Fewera, Pteeoeeo of tfco Blood,
Liver, Kidneys, and BtsuUer, these Bit
ters) have been most succesefal. - Sack Dls
roero are eaaaod by Tttlaxted Bleed, which
Is generally produced by deranjremeqt of Uyj
Piawative' . (.. ' 'Jr '
Headache. Pain In tha Bhonldors, Concha, Tight
ness of too Chest, Dlzxlneas, Bonr BraetatRma of
the Btomach, Bad taste In too Mouth Bilious At.
taeka. Palpitation of tne Heart, Inflammation of
tns Lungs, Pain In the regions of the Kidneys, and
- a hundred other palafol symptoms, are tbo oft
-Springe of Dyspepsia.
They Invigorate the Btomach and stimulate tbo.
torpid liver and bowels, which render them of so
opjualled emcacy In cleansing the blood of alt
taapuritlcs. and Imparting new life and rigor to.
the whole system. - - -.
rOBSKIN rrSB4SR8.:"PIOM'Teter'
" Bait Rheum, Blotches. 6 pole. Pimples. Pustules.
Bolls. Carbuncles, Blag. Worms, 6eaId-Bcad, Bora
' lyes, Erysipelas, 1 too. Scurft, Dlseolorations of
' tteSBn. Humors and Diseases of too Skin, of
whatever aam or nature, are literally dug np
aod carried out or the system la a short time by
'- bo oae of these Hitters. One bottle la ouch
eases will con vinos the most Incredulous or their
' eursttve elfeets. - -. -.-
. . cleanse tha Vitiated Blood whenever yon find
Its Impurities banting through tbo skin in Pim
ples, Kruptlons or Bores ; cleanse It when yon ;
and it obstructed and sluggish In the veins j
cleanse It When It ts font, and your feelings will
Salt yod when. Keep sue blood pare snd the
health of the system will follow.
- PIN, VAPB and other WOSm lurking la
the system ot so many thonsanda. are effectually
' destroyed and removed. For fall directions, read
' carefally the otrcalar around each bottle. ,
., J. WALSXB. Proprietor. R. H. UcDOKALD
CO., Draggists andQen. Agents, San Francisco,
CsU, and Si andM Commerea Btrect. Kew fork.
Are used Exelasivcly ip tus
i. ..... .. : - r ---- W.
; - - - Oi! MUSIC i
of New Tork city. ' , )
a u MUM ra-era m pmno can weervm l vov
Read Th
It affords mo ranch pltaure to jrire yon. In tbeso
few linos, very siuecre testiuiuninl for tha Piano
Fortas of. your manufacture. . We have now sved
the "f'ateut Arion pianos" in oar Conferral) r ..-.
for a year, aod bare bad a fair opportunity oftoU
ing their durability during that time. Tbe Piaaod
have been played upon almost constantly, ftoar
morning till nigbt, and a Plane must indeed bo a
good one wbeo it will bearsorh ooawtaat aeawi -ont
showing signs of detection. As for rwawrto.. :.
in rnae. it ont rivals any Piano known to vac. r
Tbeir peeuliar sweetness of lone ia tbo treble ,5
(as eompared to other Pianos with tbo ordinary 1
metal air ruffe evrransemeat 1 ia so alrikiM that 1 .
Bare hal pnpilsreranrk, white taking tbeirlessoov, -that
although they had at homo what they sup- :
nosed to he An nf I itn Km, w.iru, r: : l
tbe treble waa very wirey tuned compared with tbo ,
nn . , , , .... . . .
i mawos uwa nui mora aesurauu is tnelp
uniform volume of touc, wbktb enables aa Artist to
perform a composition in its trae ebaraeter.
Ia total. I eaa conscientiously endorso all that is
claimed bjr tbe Arioa Piano . Porta Caanui fur
j tbeir superb ferStruDkents, as I consider them aa..
pervur to..aay othor make -
CongratuUting yod upon the great sneeess yo
- wve imsmm iu too ssniaram, ofao perfect aa
inrtrameat, Iremaia, years. -T'y-:
: , ; Xery traly, "
' Direetog.
jXqw Tork, September 3, 18"0i.
We want nrst-eTasa and rrspoaatble Agents ia
every city and town where we have not already sp-.
pointed them. - . .
We have jutjt Published " .
Our annual IUustrmted Pompbiet, which eoatalna
a full description of tbe interior eoastraetiua of tbo
Patent Arioa Piano-Porte, aad all tbo other read
ing Piaaoa of tbo principal autkast Illustrated with,
cuts, thus uo trusting the anon wU alt other first '
clais Piaaoa,. aad- proving v ,'. '. .... .... J
Our Pianos are superior to any ta the market. "
Onr pamphlet contains engravings of all the dlfa
ferent styles of instrument that wo manufacture,
giving a full description of each, so that a person,
ean select the style they may desire to order, with
tbe assurance tbat they will receive just as rnod a
Piano as if they were in ear warerooma to aaWnfT"
We have sold oyer Fivw Thoasaad Pirwbs.many oi
thorn being shipped great distauBea 'and we fear
never yet received tbo first eoaplaiat. As we rive
a written guarantee with rery piano we maaofae-.
turn, fpr Bve years, tbo purchaser runs no riik.'
Pre, mui yea wrvie stole KS( paper yew aass
N. B.-.Wo eanlloa the public from purchasing a
ebcap Piano, which has recently been pat ia tha
"market, bearing the name "Arioa." All gennino
Arion Pianos bear tbo name Patent Arioa " and
can only be purchased from oar New York Waro-ro"-
aothorlsed Agents threarhout tha
United State, - .
' AU hinds of
- Abvnass Tar, '
ss r- a m
" 'V,,K. 854 Broadway-, rw Turk City. f