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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1871)
The ntiiml , Debt.
SATUBDAY, NOV. 25, 1871.
U. i. OiUrial lHier for Orojron.
No part of General Grant's aviso
An Improper Way.
lill lias passed the House of
and successful administration lias j theWashington Territory Legisla
given tlie great llepublican party j turo, and, it is said, will paw tlic
of this nation more satisfaction, than
the policy of uniform, honest econo
my which has reduced, the United
States debt 203,755.812, or more
i.than one lmudred millions of dol-
" There is no hope for the J)emo-
Mn.t.5 nivtv in t.hfiv lYi'rttaiiit. '
, -l . , J lars tier annum, since his inaugura-
tracted, unorganized condition. Ifr 1 f t
n , . . , . ition. While he has thus reduced.
IIIUV COIMU NltttWl Hi Olc.VKUlg up
the unity of the Republican party,
there might bo a show for them;
but so long as the rank and. file of
the liepublican party adhere to
principles and not to men, there is
no hope for them. They may suc
ceed in influencing a prominent
man in the Republican ranks now
and. then, to become an advocate of
some of their "new departures,"
but such men are immediately
dropped by Republicans. A Reader
in the Republican party is estima
ted by his ability to support and
spread the principles of the party,
nd not by his ersonal magnetism ;
and hence, bolters from the j party
like Chase, 'or Shur,, or anyj other
sore-head, are just left to drill. If
J)emocraey chooses to tackle Ion to
such fellows, it only gives a j fresh
exhibition of their lack ot principle,
and disposition to make any sacri
fice for power. There cazi be no
great party formed now we mean
new party as there are no great
public events out of which to man
ufacture it; and therefore, jsuch
spasmodic efforts of the Democracy
will only result in merited confusion
and defeat. ' Let Republicans re
main true to their principles, and
faithfully rally to the support of
their standard bearers, and victory
will continue to perch on their ban
ners, and prosperity and peace le
the portion of all. '
the annual burden of the debt some
fifteen millions since the beginning
of his term, the most disgraceful
! charges of dishonesty and extrava
gance have been cast upon him like
hail by the. Democratic press. In
the midst, however, of this storm of
misrepresentation and slander, the
debt has gone on decreasing, at the
rate ofmiilions per week, until now it
is computed, that ii the same policy of
honest economy -is continued in the
future, twenty years will furnish
suilicient margin to cancel the whole
Adhesion to I'rineiftle.
One of the Portland journals in
forms us, that while Oregon is ex
porting quantities of wheat, she is
comjielled to import large quanti
ties of oats, hay, leans, potatoes,
butter, etc., from California at great
expense. This appears to us a
question of grave import to our
farming community. Oregon soil
Council, authorizing Frank Clark,
of Pierce county, in that Territory,
to dispose of property by lottery or j orders from abroad.
The newts from Spain as late as
the 17th, g
ra!le, within three years, of the pass
age of the act, the first 25 000 of j jsijei,i on(
44 I say,
lt?warl?d. j " Yes, and she is fully as agreeable
, "''' . ; as sue is pit-try.- -1 1 never met a urigiit- -
Maddox, what are you ? er, more intelligent girl. Sony that
I don't feel weli enough ae luainted to
ives tne luiormation that : iw.i i. M fail on 1 h.imduce a friend, tiood-bve. Sam i
ng the working-men in UhP ears.' ; then is something rally magnetic
tl f ihnt i,L i I " Well, if Von don't heat all for a about tfi.it; girl 1 feel drawn toward her
tb ot that counfiy have j FlW0VA.y tIlen Vm mistaken. Do you . i.i a way that u unit a imoinprelen
, in accordance witli take charge of all the old women, un- ' sibic. so I will hid you goud-oye, and
i)r(tf.i-ft.il f.ni.il.Ja ;mil tr:i - hahUM tiUlt i SO tXICK tO etlJOV Iter S' leiv Olice
Is is rephrtcd that 10,000,000!, " 1 t s 11
. f .. , , , ' piaveuorei
i more:" ami with a nrovokhi; smile.
1 v ... . ' " . . ... t .r i" .-i i !..-- ......1.1
(., u titey licet I ne!p, so ii you j narrv Jeit jik iiHiijwiiiwimw "i
you met iii traveling.
istnahIe-oliieeti(.ns to oii'er, ! o:ily enjoy the privihe. of looking at
enosit in London Wltii- t I w i:iv. eon i-w moinaits I the'at tractive little lady. ;
which to le aiproin-iated to the to France for the imvment of i :lll! a'-;i;f tJiat lady, a. i)rMo-ed." lie watched the t.vo ai t, uitx a th,-
$ ,,. ' , r 'T ' tie payment ot S() i4ai Your,.' 3lm!tio:c si.ranar I eonsolate niannviv tor to teiJ t!ie truth,
paying oil ot the indebtedness ot . tlie .;cnna.lu indemnity. I from the train. wl.iMi was iust stari- he jia.l fallen Jeper:it.Hy .in Jove with
. -i 4n4. , ing, mil went 'to rentier a-s'ituice to . May. a utl envied Harry every l)e.nni-
It is now denied that . the Pope tl 1M,,von ln n,,esio. Wa lo-ul- ! i:.- ehmce and s nile ?le I,cMowhI ut-
iitlence in France. ' etl down ith hasrgJige carpet-bag, for, hhn. She was going to visit in the
ihaiul hox' lftu ivv. '! iiii.'iuu iahie. i vitnr tt)wn where the young men lived-.
rom.Constantinople rep- i He took the two lr-t and son.e of the so that our hero had the piea-nrc ot
tl le Territory. .
rn ... i . ' i ,.e
x nis. may ins a successiui why vn : HSC, a rt
paying on old debts, but cannot be i
justified from any standpoint f
moral science. The plea of iustili- j
cation in this case is. that the peo-
:..n hi ! Pavariai
A bill 1
era as sj treading there.
! lat, andth(i nuttii:ir her safely
! the cars, eaiiift near hohiir left I'ehimJ,
its lietm iroposed by a ' so verv awkwsfytl did he laid it to man-'
representative in Cer-j -Ini'hid, seated.
i Ji . i t.-xt i. i i ,. .. ., .j vi, fr i.-
imn-Mnlilv U h u-ov. Hot ! many IOI" tllO 1 'lOSCCULlOU Ol impair- ! "ei "niin rou, i:.iei.;iv,t f
ineetably be n.cieased Aeie not , . V 1 . 1 ! nhe counted them several limes to he
some such scheme proiected : but I r'ol:c ck i Lyman. i sure there were nont
i i . ? . : i rrT. t .1.. i.,
correct morai economy never uisu- i tut; i oiw uiieuu to wuiiuw u
fies the committing of anew wrong 'j protest to
rin order to obtain relief fnmi an old j tivo to the expulsion of certain in-
evil. "When this .'bill Incomes a ! ternatior.al reliirious ltouses
law, the Territory of Washington j
1 iiermins n'fivn rrninl .Im- . ml !
" I SWK1IK1).-
c,a.juitt consisiciuiy, tneraiier, pun- i ininistratu
ish for any indulgence in iramblintr I creased ot
games among her cit izens.
Is it possible in passing through
the vicissitudes and changes of this
inconstant life, through the lights
and the shadows, the calms and the
storms, the joys and the sorrows, the
I successes and adversities, to possess a
is pre-eminently adapted to the ! feeling ot constant cheerfulness and
My rubbers are in thi t-ne," she
said. ' heeaii e 1 Utomrht it miiilit
the (ireat lowers i-ela- rain, and i always ..have l lieiunatisni
when l wet my leet. My be-l cap is
in that, for I expected t st ty a day
or . two, l eriian-. and our folks tree
; l.t-z t,f wimiiv . "M ir l-i-iftinnr i in
inftniEW Ax- itnat one Mere, lor 1 thonsrht t tin t i
tin. ! her society -for several hours, during.
itiij.lt t I . rjk 1 I ii.ll ?l t-'i i 1:1 . i if '1 : li I'l f II 1 if . I
t 111.11 IHII itv,n . ".J " ... - t
very rapid Ij', and v. he:i ".they parted. ;
May gave him a cordial invitation to
visit her. which he aceeptetl with evi
dent delight, and very soon took ad
.The"-young lady wa-? visiting her
aunt, aMrs. vJook, who knew jlnrry
by rejaitatitm. aial so v.'eiej-meti him
graciously to her limi t). Soon he be
came a frequent visitor, and then offer
ed to give hi friend. Samuel jlurieigh.
the introtluciion iie had for some time
t!e-iretl, and which he now eagerly
nem.red, becomn.r tut -reunou a more
.IAX VIIG I'M KNiTS N- i ".il oiie mere, ior l tntiigiiL i ii;o i i ;ie piireo, urivimnj, inticuruu .1 m:tits
1'Vivil Tlio i might get tired sitting with niv liands constant caller than ii:iiry hiniseif.
" . . , . V Ij i folded. This one i: full of doughnut.- Outi evening a number of young
n ot i.en. Urant has-HC- for the'chiUlmu and that near you. people, were collected in Mrs. Cook s
r national Uebtattlie rate . holds two niiir of new socks for n:v i eleirant ' parlor, when the convc-rs;Uiou
! , , - . t .1 i l . ... T I I 11 ..
. ctitivwA It i.r.v m :is ins o,;i moiiit r iniiKes. : oiMooseti mat t-.-icu sj-.omu ten .1 sion-,
'l . , : 1 ' , They an; ali iiere, I see, safe, and I I The projsltion met with general
t Liiant appointetl nis :im : ni,ij,riHi to von voiiii-t man a D nova 1. aiitl was carried out with
brother-iiflaw to fill a lucrative I for att.-ndinir nie. You will make a ! rreat zest and enjoyment by all c'on-
gond hu-band one of thee daj's." i eerned ; iaugliterand applause lroving
So, bin hii:g antl laughing, the gen- the success of each narrator.
tlemaii went back to join iiis digut-J When it came May's turn she gave
ti companion, who had watched" the i a full and lively account of the inci-
Rep It has reduced the national
debt mora than one half durint; the !
Dem Yes, and Grant is
While upwards of forty or fifty
Democratic journals in the country
have adopted the "np nomination"
scheme of the JMissouri IZfijyubll
can , many others have come out
against it, including the journal .of
. this place, preferring to die, if 'die
they must, fighting under th old
banner. We confess to a hearty
admiration of the spirit of devotion
which prompts these latter journals
to contend earnestly for what they
conceive to.lie the principles and
policy of the old party. No party
can maintain its self-respect and
pursue a vascillating course. ' Sen
sible men look upon "New Depart
ures," "no nominating" schemes,
etc., as measures adopted to secure
"power and pelf" alone, and not to
secure the successful adoption of a
clearly-defined line of political prin-
, ciples or policy. - As two great par- j
ties, at least, are necessary to an !
honest and faithful administration
of our Republican Government, the
more intelligent," consistent atid vir
tuous those parties are, " the ; freer,
stronger and more equitable "will be
the government, and more virtuous
hei" citizens.' Desiring, then, to see
the United States of ' America at-'
tain to all tlie greatness, 1 grandeur
ind glory of which she is. capable,
-we take no great delight in seeing
1 a large body of her fellow; citizens
pursuing a course which is demoral
izing in the extreme, injurious alike
to individual as well as national in
tegrity and honesty. ; When men
are seen combatting manfully for a
tr-. principle., because they believe it to
be rigid andit?, though they may
"be few iii numbers, they are a power
. intiieir Eelfreie iand in the good
opinions of 'their adversaries. ;
raising of oats and potatoes, as well
as wheat ; also to. hay and the other
productions if properly cultivated.
Ought she then, to so. far forget
her true interest, as to 'concentrate
her whole effort in the production
of the one cereal, wheat ? Tliis j
journal says that in Umpqua val
ley potatoes are so scarce as to com
mand "much better prices ' than
wheat. In the Willamette valley
they are very scarce, as well as the
article of hay. It is much easier to
raise oats and potatoes than it is
wheat, and would it not Ixs far bet-"
ter in a money-making point of
view to put in a due proportion of
these products, and not confine the
planting to wheat almost exclusive
ly ? We are no fanner, but it seems
to us that it would. AYe hope our
farmers will give it a fair thinking
over, anyway. " ;
lie Ye SrjKirate.
"The Rest! Estate Agents of Port
land recently presented a petition to
. . 7: the Council of that city , asking them
''--- to appropriate such, a sum ot money
" as will be required to print in good
' style some fifteen-' thousa'nd copies
- of two prize essays descriptive of the
. ', natural asources of the . State of
Oregon,' and', tlie inducetneiits it
" h6lds out to. immigrants' from other
. ..States 'and j'countries. i To' 'print
these prize essays and circulate them
, " is a cood ideai' And Portland' can
" ' Vvrell afford to foot th& printing bill,
as tlie benefits will largely ' accrue
Tlie Xew Vork World a Dem
ociatic . journal, calls , the district
that gave Tweed such a large ma
jority, a "political scab," and a dis
grace ; to the nation. It calls
Tweed a "felon," and says a major
ity of tlie Democrats in his district
are, "thieves,' made up of the
dregs of the earth. If this estimate
of the character of Tweed and his
Xew York supporters is correct
and what critic is better capable of
forming a correct judgment of them
than the World ? what a scathing
comentary is this on modern Dem-
ocracy,bicb. hasso ' long .looked
to Tammany for leadership and
success. The World justly says in
substance, that Tweed and Ins sup-
porters in Xew York are of the
lowest and most degraded order of
criminal humanity. , Th is being the
opinion of good Democratic author
ity, how can respectable, honest
Democrats, consent to affiiliate with
these dregs of creation, these imps
of perdition, these "political scabs"
and "felons," for a single day
longer"? 'They are but of.piaedfand
should flee from the influence and
guidance of these wretches as they
would from a pestilence or the
devil. ; ' ; " : ; 5 .
T.iT"""'i'' ' it -
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The latest news "by letter iB from
Persia states that the people are
more emaciated from famine than
ever. At least 25,000 besiege the
English residency i for food every
morning, and. in their rush actually
crushed two women to death in the
streets, and young children are ly
ing about the streets scarcely recog
nizable as human beings. , , - . -
Garabaldi thinks that the course
pursued by the International Asso
ciation will lead at an early day to
the restoration of the Holy Alliance,
and is greatly depressed in view; of
submission? Con hope and trust
become so strong in tlie human
breast, as to crown every experience
with a chaplet of serene composure
and happy security? If assimila
tion be the law of intellectual and
moral expansion, we have no reason
to doubt a gradual development in
that direction. In the attainment
of knowledge the effort is to assim
ilate tlie mind to standards of scien
tific attainment. 'o is it in the
arts, and in all the pursuits of life.
The nearer the aspirant approaches
the model in thought and nracticc?,
the more perfect. .lie becomes in the
estimation of those who accept the
model as the standard of perfection.
In this life there can be no absolute
perfection, but there can be a grad
ual approximation in that direction,
if the model be furnished, and the
way to it be clearly defined. Finite
man, unaided, could never arrive at
a conception of the attributes of
moral perfection. The history of
idolatry the world over proves this.
Idolatry and infidelity have always
made men more and more degraded.
The Bible, however, presents a per
fect model of moral assimilation. It
is the product of Divine wisdom,
and is attainable by every human
intelligenc?. We look at tlie at
tributes of thc.'grcat Model present
ed by the Bible. .We see perfect
knowledge perfect holiness ; per
fect happiness ; perfect constancy.
Pursuing, .these great channels of
development, the farther we go, the
nearer we approach, and tlie more
we become like the great Model. In
proportion, then, as hope and trust
and effort are absorbed in moulding
the moral nature into the likeness
and image of God, is f assurance of
guidance and protection in time and
eternity; secured, and a cheerful,
happy contentment will be expe
rienced. r,,. . ( r-- i
Scott Russell writes to the Lon
don, papers ont the- ,14th . gi ving a
history of the 'so-called social hiove
ment. lie says if Prince Albert
was living he would have been its
leader. The movement originated
in a proposal '"for union between
peers and workingmen. iH tlenies
most positively; that its . objects or
methods were ' political "qr revolu
tionary, and strongly advocates per
severance in thPinteii'ofBbcial
progress and reform. j-
"A terrible tire" was raging m
Geneva , Switzerland, on the 13th.
A large number of buildings, in
cluding the Rue Rhone, were in
ruins. Two blocks of houses were
reported burned a day later.
. ! , -
Money is plenty in Germany and
is rapidly drifting into American
securities. Germany in January
and February will redeem 80,000,
000 of war loans. !
ing; weeks ot his time at i,oii'r
Branch instead of working f.r his
Rep The expenses of the army
and navy nr$ steadily ' decreasing,
and yet t !e efficiency is such under
toe skillful managei'uent of tlie exec
utive and the commander-in-chief,
that peace, is certain to be maintain
ed withoUt any increase of force.
Dem 4- Well, what of that
didn't . Grant sisrn the Ku Klux
bill, and ride over the liberties of a
brave an 1 unfortunate people?
Rep The colored people are
lieing educated, schools are spring
ing up al l over the country ; rail
roads aie crossing each other in
every direction; the country is
prosperous happy and free ; and this
m a great measure to lie
rule. -Xeedn't talk to me ; I'm
to free schools, and believe
te man s government ;
a lor white men is mv
Down with butcher Grant
proceedings with a sniiie of withering
contempt. ... j
he commenced, "will you
tell ma what you wanted to make
dents just related, repeatinjj tlie con
versation of the young men almost
word tor word. Ilarrv' face grew'
i redder and redder, and would cer-
sneh a fool of yourself in that way j tainiy have : betrayed him if liny had
. I do not acknowledge that I have
done" so yet. Another - thing-my
sometimes travels ; tloesn t
opposed in "wh
Tun SrAfjn-Diiivi:n's Stoiiy.
It was the Geiger Grade, a mile
and a linlffrom the summit; black
as your., hat was the night, and
never a star in the heavens. Thun
dering C own the grade, the gravel
and stores we sent flying over the
precipice side a thousand feet plum
to the bottom. Half way down the
grade I felt, sir, a thrilling and
creaking, then a lurch to one side,
as we hung on the bank of the ra
vine; hen, looking up the road, I
saw, in the distance lehind me, the
off hind wheel of the coach just
loosed from its axle, and following.
Speed was our only chance, when
again jame the ominous rattle ;
crack, :uid another wheel slipped
awayi: :,nd was lost in the darkness.
Two only now were left ; yet such
was our fearful momentum, up
right, t rect, and sustained on two
wheels, the vehicle thundered. But
to beb-ief in my tale. Again, ere
we came to the level, slipped from
its axk a wheel ; so that to be plain
in my itatement, a matter of twelve
hundred vards . or more, as the
distance may be, we traveled Upon
one wi eel, until' we drove up to the
station..; Then, sir, we sank in a
heap ; but picking myself from the
ruins, l tieara a noise up the grade,
and looking, I saw in the distance
the three wheels following still,
like noons, on the horizon whirling,
till, circling, they gracefully sank
on .the road at the , side of the sta
tion. This is my story, sir ; a trifle
indeed, ! assure you, much more,
perchance, might be said; but I
hold him, of all men, most lightly
who swerves from the truth in this
tale. Xo, thank you well, since
you are pressing, perhaps 1 don't
care ' I do ; you may give me the
same, Jini no sugar. Jiretllarte.
your. t :
' She never iroes alone
short reply. "If she t Iocs she will
havatoo much sense -ever to trouble
other people with her bngsandbundle."
' Yes, if she form? her opinion of
j other people from, her own son. In
that eae, i think siie might hesitate
sometime. 1 am going now to talk
to the nice oltl lady."
Anil Jlenry Maddox left his old
friend to join the new one, ' for such
she afterwards proved. She put aside
all her bundles, and made room for
him to sit down by her.
So you have come to talk to the
old hidy, have you?" she asked, smil
ing a cordial w elcome. ' ' . T
'' Yes, ma 'am," he replied, 4i if it
will not be intrusive.""
'Oh, no, we oltl folks like attention
as well if not better than pretty vouuir
! girls ; and you are a very good look
i ing young fellow," . , ; , " --
inankyou." answered Iiany, 'but
I did not know that you would care to
talk to a giddy pate like inc."
Harry began to be much amused,"
and so kept up a merry talk until the
train stoppetl at the station where the
lady intended to get outi But just be
fore this, she said to the young man :
' Now, Mr. Maddox, I think you
will be rewarded for yoifr kindness" to
an old woman. I will introduce you
when we stop to just as pretty a girl
as there is in Xew York State, if she
is my grand-daughter. They say she
looks just like me," and she laughed
mischievously. J. j -. . y v l . . . .
When it was time to leave the cars,
IFarr3r took the carpet-bag, bahd-tox
big bundle, little bundle, and as soon
as he had lifted the lady on the plat
form, she was saluted by the prettiest
little specimen of female humanity
that he had ever seen, the young man
thought. 32 ves as black as" nielli, but
sort and melting, red cheeks and lips,;
black curling hair, a neat little figure,
set oft" with an elegant traveling suit,
all presented a picture that he never Ubmetimes happen, isn't it ?"
once glanced in his direction, but she
caivluiiy avoided meeting his eyes.
Sam-"in the meantime, instead of
being ret!, grew very pale, for in this
sudd-iu discosure of his rudeness, lie
lvad tlie 'downfall of his dearest hopes,
and excusing, himself verv soon iifVer,
he took his departure, angry and mor
The nejxt morning he called bright
and early at the olli'ce of JMaddox, and '
saluted him at once with the exclama
, 1 say, Harry, that was a pretty
mean trick you served nie I"
W hat do yon mean ?"
" Why telling May Stanton all that
ridiculous story r'" '
I never told her one word about it,
and I; am just as much in the dark us
" You never "tohl her I AVho in the
world was it then ?"'
1 have not the slightest .idea, but
I must say that my curiosity is a good
ileal excited about it, and i am going
around tills morning to ask her."
'it Well, I have received my conye,
that is evident enough, and i snpKse
tuat'L shall soon have the opportunity
to offer you my congratulations."
A short time afterwards Maddox was
seated on a snug little sotiu by the side
of his fair lady-love, --looking very
well pleased with the situation, which,
perhaps might have been said of his
companion also. : -
" Will you tell me," he said, ' how
you found out all that story that you
told lat night?"
Do you want to know very much?''
slie inquired mischievously; , ,
" Yes I do, indeed," he replietl.
She laughetl a litfie and then
" 1 was introduced yesterday; to a
lady, Mho immediately exclaimed,
1 have seen you before, Miss Stan
ton." Where ?" 1 ininiretl ; and
then she went on to say that she saw
me in the cars on that day, and no
ticed everything that occurred, as she
occupied the seat right behind you
and Mr. Burleigh, and heard every
thing you said. Funny how things.
A foreman "of a printing office out
West who had been left, jn-charge
of a weekly paper, while the pro
prietor was enjoying a jaunt with
his brethren of the press, thus an
nounces the fact : "The editor of
thi jburnal being , absent, accounts
for the improved appearance of the
paper ana .tne Higher order of tal
ent exhibited in its columns.
, Science now declares that the
"average tea drinker takes in enough
leather in the course of a year? to
make a stout - pair r, of boots. ,Tea
contains taohic aoioE,1 whicb combin
ing with the, milk, forms iirst rate
leather- r.!, '"
May," said her grandmother,!
Vthi-i is "Mr. r Maddox he Ms, ?been
very kind to me, and now I Avant you
to Ihj kind to him, and not treat hint
as some young men 1 know."
She made a saucy bow and said :
" But, grandma, you don't know as
Mr. Maddox will care to receive any
kindness from me. I should not give
him quite so many bundles to carry.
however. Why grandma, what have
you got in them all ??' e 4 f
ao matter, you sancy girl. ' Mr.
Maddox, are you willing to take
charge of such a vile thing?"
" 1 consider myself most fortunate
to have the chance. 'But the car3 are
about to start and we had better go on
So the young lady bade her friends
good-by and tripped along side of her
gracious hero, who handed her in, and
swept past Ins ungracious chum, to
take the same seat the bid lady occupi
ed, enjoying the little episode exceed
The young lady -was ; intelligent as
well as pretty, and chatted with Harry
as if she had known him for years.
After a while he thought he would go
and see how his friend, wa$, feeling, so
excusing himself he left the pretty
May and returned to the former.
" Who is that handsome girl?" was
the first inquiry. '
" She is that'old lady's granddaugh
ter," replied Harry.
Introduce me. won't you?"
" Indeed, I sliall not do anything of
" Because I do not feel privileged to
take any such liberty. 1 have just
been introduced myself."
44 She is the handsomest girl I have
seen this long time, and it you don't
introduce me, I will manage someway
to make her acquaintance, you see if I
don't." : ;--.-.- - c i'
"I hope, for your own sake, you
will do nothing rude." 1
44 Don't be concerned about that, I
assure you. uut x cio uihw, -""y-
yon might be good enough tojntro
duce an old clmm like me. She ia
deuced pretty, too. Why, her eyes
flash like stars I" I
Not so funny for
though ; lie ' is feeling
rnortined about It."
44 Did you come here to dead hi
cause then inquired May, quite
petulantly. -" '
lie looked at her for a moment, and
then said : ' : : - ;
' 44 No ; I would much" rather plead
my own" which he must have done
most successfully, for Mrs. Cook hap
pening to enter in quiet Way, about
half, an hour 'afterward, ! withdrew
rather more quickly than slie had gone
in, and meeting -her husband, said:
44 1 just interrupted a very interest
ing interview between 3lay and Mad
' 44 Indeed I what's the matter.?" .
44 Well, the matter is tliat they , are
engaged, if I can judge from the
affectionate tableau tliej' pi-esentetl."
44 1 am glad of it, for Maddox is a
verv fine young man." : , "
Sjun Bufleigh felt Lis disappoint
ment most keenly for a while, but he
finally acknowledged that it was a just
punishment for his churlishness
; JSlond Young men should always
be polite to old ladies, for old ladiesi
are very much inclined to have pretty
granddaughters. t-- vl , ".,.;
Alaska is found to produce some
thing besides fish, : seals and ice
bergs after all ! A . vessel has ar
rived in San Francisco with a car
go of fossil ivory ... from the prized
domain. So far as explored the
banks of the streams of Alaska are
said to abound with fossil ivory.
The marshes adjacent are reported
to be full of bones and tusks pf . an
cient elephants, many ' sticking out
of the mud like stumps, t A mem
ber of the Alaska Fur , Company
affirms that there is ivory enough on
the Yukon river, to supply the com
merce of the world for one Tmndxed
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: A million and a half of the. ,-in-
habitants of . Germany, are able , to
read English. ; v.-f;.'i . V.V.'