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11 TiLtS-HVn KVKKY SATn:)).V,
I5y cols... VAX ca-zzys,
II EEGISTER ETJTLDLWGS,
TKUMS -IN ADVANCE. '
one y -sir T'iw dollars.
Six utoa'.hs .... Two dollars. .
S'ni:,'!' copies .'. . TV;i wins.
Transient a Iver.isomi'Mt.s. per 5"-iln'!"e "
ti'ii lines or less, tU-st insert ion :S: J ; c.u-li
iib-iepio.ni iiis-i ion 1. I-nv-fer adver
tisements inserted on the must ii'ocrul
tT:ivins rwivi'd now type, stodc of co!
ariM inks, cards, a Uof-loa jo'ihcr, etc.. w
are rrepai- I 10 txocntentf kinds of prml--iiirf
a iwtler initiiuoi'.uivl itfty per cent
cheaper than over lx5'orc otto rod in I ti L--
-'Aj? wfc for tle Iie;?iter.
The following ;ren? lemon are authorized
to receive and receipt for, ui'wttript iou,
u.lvor: Jsir(, e.e., tor U:-:;i.STKit :
Hilton :-lih, ll:irTis1iir;;.,'J ,
W. R. ivirk. iirti'.vuSville.; -
K. K.Wluvlcr, S-.
'i'. 1 1. Reynolds, Jv-i'.enn -
. l. P. Porter. She Id's Station.
KJfttlK'r .t We!K Hnena VI la. Fo'.k Co
J. E. IITMPIIKKY.
n. it. fUASoi:.
Atrornfyri aatil VoHusellors nt Iaw,
' OVice in ParrUU orick, up stairs. 5v4
, ; .TITfcJS BBOT51ESS, .
Dealers in ,
i'loUs, Jewelry, ote,
- Rupairinsf. of clock?,, watches, jewelry,
etc-., nttended to. All work warranto.!,
And Jos?raI 3SII1 Machinery.
J. f: BACKENSTO, Aprent,
SO I50L.1A RS A DAY
.TO. MALE AND FE3IALE AGENTS,
To introduce the le?ruted
E5nc3teye Sewing Jfliiciiine.
OTITCH ATITE ON UOTII SIDI2S, AND
0 tltfoiy u!utrle wwiiiff iiuwhinc in tin
Ignited S: at es i icon ae d t o iiso t be cclclrat ed
Wiiwm toed sold for less tlmn fW, and ack
nowledged lvall ole1helxjstfaiul)y h'
1 atr nuu.hinc tor lislit or heavy sewhiy, in
thomnrkftt. On t St free. AddrcFa - - ;
5HXER & PEAKSON, Oen. Agt.,
Stn-atf .- J Albany, orcjjon. :
Establish! la I33 -
; E. A. Freelaml, -
TEALER W EVEllY VAKIETV OF
I ) niieHaneons looks scliool boolc rs,
fTiunk Ijooks, suUionery. JJooks iuiljorted
to order at sliort not ice.
Albany, Dc. 3, 1870.
I AM PKEPAREI TO PO ALT KINDS
of turoiitis; keep on hand and make to
order i-awhidvlettomed chairs, and spin
n in? w heels. (SIjotv teRK tli MhsttsoIuj.
Mills." - JOHN M. JIETZEEli. .
AJlMUiy, Nor. 8, , . . ,
7 : ALBANY, OliECiOX, DKCKMUKIl 10, 1371.
JOMTi OOMKE!, ;
B A N K I N.G
hange -i Office,
D- ' FPvKlTS KECE1VKI-. SITIMECT- TO
t-hvx kut sirht. . . !
; Interest allovvcl on t inc c'.itposiis in coin.
Kxc''.u!i?:' on Port'und. fUin FiiuicIhco,
and Now York, tor sale t lowest rate,
i ( 'oUcct ion s inn I a n I promptly reimtJ.od.
j lli-ters to K..W. CorXtt, llcnry JKallnijt,
.3. FJIX5i TIlijKXTOX, :
A TTottNKY AN1 CoCN.SEIXW AT
i . l.a-.v. oni.-e No. Ill Kiivt sirm-t, -nvi'i'n
5r!oi and Aivlt-j f.iii-osite the
ti-ci d'i:at lto;eI, Portland. Oiro?on., Will
;nu-tive in tho uv':':ora'.id inferior ecarfs
in" the Str.'.e. ni-d in the district and circuit
-oiivts of 1 !!- United states, aivinr sjiocia?
altentioo to t he coSiectiou of dob:3 in ali
Iktrts of Oregon, and to obtain in.-; di
-iiafi?t;i in Iviiknintcy: v.dik-h, rfinte the
lawt auen.lniO!t to tlk; law, nns.'y b -"
laimsl tro;,j ati de';s commoted prior to
Jaim.irv t. ISiis. viihoitt regard to tlitt per
n'titn',1' wliicli the assets tuny finally
h. 13. :sce, si.
X'h-Mician and f?'nrjs joj, Al!:uir, r.
OFFICE ON THE Sol'TII SI1 E OF MAIN
urctl. ' April, 187lVoi
"" ST. S. 50S.; ' .
HAS ON JIANI ANI CONSTANTLY
ivc-.iivin.if a larje stock of , .
J:c?riC! nl Provisions,
V,'ix l and wi.ioiv ware, to!.-?co, cigars,
cnfoctioi:erv, Yankee notion-, cc etc..
whoUitCf and retail, opiiositc It. C. Hill
SHmi'j dit.-C --tore, Aliiny, Oregon. lv4
j. it. Mm ihjj.l. , " j. jc.
MUTCMF.L.X. & SJOEoPI3,
Allmf-y.s nisti C"o:iHtciori nt Iw,
joi.icrrons in ciianceu y an d pkoc-
r tui-s iu a-huiraltv. Offices over the old
ix,-it odice, Front streot, l'oitland, Oregon.
Civil FjijfJnwr unci Surveyor,
T S PI?EPATIEI TO I0 SCIi VE YIXG AND
i tu,heerin;r. t ' iiajwovcd so'.nr eoiiw
tr;i'.!i'a uy mail promptly attended
to. iJcsi tciice on Fourth street, opposite
1 ?r. TateV, AHntny, Oroson. l'J i
PO'ELL & FLISS, . j:
Aliomeyw Rj.d -ouii3tIocs at I.tv,
i NT) SOLICITORS IX CIIAXCEKY (L.
j Fi!nn notary puhito), Alncny, Ore-ron.
Oihwi ions and conveyance promptly at
tciidc I to. , ' ' I
j loimiiicnts, Obelisks, Tombs,
j I Scud antl Foi Stones,
Executed in .. .
California, Vermont and Italian
j c It y ma n k et,
i riKST K'liiEfrr, auuxy, orfxjox,
7 ILL ' EXPEAVOU TO KEEP CON-
siant-ly on hand a full supply of
AIJL. 2iINI-J OF 3IEATJS
Which will-Tie of the very lwsr. rnmlity.
The highest market price ikiid for Ueoves
liopt and elMjep. ... .
Tiilrd clotr west of Ferry, on ponth side
of First street. J. L. IIAUUIS.
Albany, Dee. -15, 1S71-15V
J. C. 5IE3iS?EXIIAI,
KE.1I- ESTATE & INN VKA5CK AUEKT,
ALBANY, OR KG ON.
T E NTS COLLECTE I AND T A XES PA I D
V, for non-resi'Jents and others, makitiif
ut resil estate pajcr3, etc. Otlicc one door
above telegraph oitice. 3'Jv3
Albaiay Collegiate Institute,
ALBASY, OSEtiOX. r
'pms INSTITUTION WILL REOPEN ON
X Monday, September 4, 1871, with a corps
of teachers capable and earnest. In.struo
tion will be thorough and practical, and
the system of order utisuiiissed. For par
R. K. WARR EN. A. M., President ;
Or, Kev. E. It. UKAUY, P.. P., Albany.
Xlie 13yes ! The Earn !
IIS. T. I OOJLEiV,
OeuIlHt and Aurlst, Albany, Orpou,
TAR. f 5 OLDEN IS A
olil opthahnic dwtor, 5 DSs5SgSai
XL.- it "'A L X
the various diseases to
which the eye and ear are subject, and feels
confident ot.glviuj; entiro Katisiaction to
those who may place themsol ves tinder his
care, . ; April 18, CO.
; SEWSTYLE PICTIJKES,-.
T II E " Ii E M B It A X D T "
IS THE MOST POPULAR STYLE OF
pltotofmiph now made. Call and see
Jan. 14-19 A. J. WINTER, Albany.
ALIlATCTr 15AXII BIOUSE
irrviTvivi'pstnvnn wnm.n n
tTKHStfnlly inform the citizens of Albany
nud vicinity tnat; ne nas iurbu i;uurg oi
ii establishment, anu oy Keeping cicau
rooms and Trtiyinjf 8tr1ct attention to hnsi
nesn expects to suit all those who may fa
vor htm with their patrontviw. Ilftvin?
heretofore carried pa nothing but ,.. .
! rirst-cIatHir OrcsslMgr KIooiv
j.- a. -.. AnfW coitAfnr-.l ton to
i f C .U"n! ladies' hair m-atly cnt
and shampooed. wRnnW
it time to twe, I
i 5Sn..NC3I Kl!OI AT AMiAM. ,
i : - :
J. MOW. M. RCE-UiK.
1 DOIV & CJ&ASiS-V
j JSoots, S5ioes, and FiiislSsiss
j ALS1A5V, 02iEii3f,
i! xmE' THE A TION OF THE
put itic to their full suvk of the latest
i stylos in gentlemen's and yon t hs boots.
sh"oes, araiicrs, Oxford tics, etc., etc., well
I as to the very ia:e.st thin out in the line
xi ladies' aiui misses' gaitcr-s baluiorais,
Nev)rt tics, Antoinette buskms, mid
manv other new and fuhionabie styles,
jnat received at the C-itv iJoot .Store, which
they will soil as vapidly as they can lind
purchasers, who wish lirst-cinss oocU at
the most reasonable mtes. They res;MHt
fuilv invite you to conic and see Aheir
stock. Uoois, Hlioes.eic. made or repaired
to order, and all uqrk tni'rivttitetl.
CITY IK KT STOKE, FUiSTSTR EET, ,
Tirt door West of Kcg?ster 52!tlIVr.
It iii all Vvi-y well to call tlii place
ntt asylum to sioak of it t vi-itor.
arl even to the inmates, a 'nti'tn-dUii-tion
built ami coiitlucUitl for the hu
mane purpose of holding; iu check or
oradietithig that worst of hum.iu mala
tlics, tasanity ; 1 tit the elo-e-lutried
window . tlmuifjli which the-cray, au
tumnal kunlliiiit filter. into the apart-ivient-?
tit witit It I pen thee won!'
the stoiu!-fioo; ol corridor without, that
resounds to the footsteps of well-paid
keeper?- -ft lb a difiVront story.
Jt is ti ii-ion. Xbt a prison which,1
hi the t-;ciitciice of the law, wrought
into iron and granite, hut a place of
confinement, the walls and bars of
which are those -worst of passions
avarice, hate, and -peilidy pctriiietl.
, ,I aiij Iterc A prisoner, lind tlevoid of
Itoit'.. jM-"-ijijard4nticiiJiWtlie eoin-inp-
of a day wltcrt I .shall ja;o forth free.
5iy jKitriivuSiiy has passed into the pos
session of Brother Jkisil ; and he can
well u fiord to bribe tho-e who call
themselves medical attendants to keep
nie safe and fast.
Well, .so be it ; I have not found the
world .such tin altogether delifjlitfui
place licit I tun iu'consolahle stt the
thought of separating from it for good.
Here, at least, I have nothing worse
than my own thought and solitude;
and, besides 1 have one recollection
that alwav.j keeps nie jubilant. My
other self, diajudical "double," that
infernal Ihh.ig that was neil her shadow
nor substance or, rather, which was
both is for ever disposed of, and that
out of the ..way, I can enjoy , my .self
J.ife commenced with me pleasantly
enough. JSly f ithor's death lella large
estate, to be divided e-.jually betweea
Baiil and joyst'lf. who were then
warmly attached to, each other, mid
almost iiieiaiabl We had similar
tastes, fallowed thesatne literary, and
artistic pur-nit,?, and indulged in the
same descriptions of dissipation com-,
inon to yotjiig men of i'oriune ; , I ut
niine wtw a stronger constitution than
hi. . - . :
Thou 'fortune, gave an indication that
I was her especial favorite.. An uncle
-who had .not sret eyes on cither of ujfor.
two and;, twenty years, died in a town
of Java, v. here he had immense pos
sessions; and it was found, when his
papers came to be overhauled by the
legal gentleman, that 1 had beeu re
membered, and J'a.iil forgotten.
Through this piece of luck I became
the richest man iu the county. I.for-
i get the exact amount: of my wealth,,
and the thought of figures confuses nie,
but." it' 'was something prodigious.
People talked about it, and I read p-ir
agraphs c.oncerrin:g myself in thetlaily
dy brother professed to congratulate
me, and warmly seconded my propo
sition to jplebrate mjr gooil fortune by
a trenieiidoui carouse, to which all
our mutual friends and acquaintances
shouhl be bidtlen. The more 1 thought
over the idea, the better it pleased me;
and we spent a day itfTuling up the
blanks to printed invitations, that
were issued far and wide. ; - 1
At the api)ointed time tny guests
made their appearance. Tins great
mansion was one glare of light from
basement to attic.- '
Hie 'last arrival came about mid
night, and in singular fashion. The
carriage in which tie rode was an ex
traordinary affair, consisting of a close
Ik:c painted b!ackr but relieved by al
ternate spots ot blue and crimson,
mounted on a pair of wheels at least
fifteen feet in diameter, in color blood
red. ? The: vehicle was drawn by a
w hite horse, with black mane and tail,
and ft' creature that looked as though
he-might bo a cross between a drome
dary and zebra. The driver, who oc
cupied a sort of pulpit on the roof of
the carriage,' was a gigantic negro,
with a no:se like the proboscis of a tapir;
and one great eye, that glittered with
the dull red light of a carbuncle. The
place where the other visual organ
should have been was covered by some
thing that looked like -a scollop shell,
which was held in its place by a fillet
of red tape.
As this strange equipage drew up
before my door, the hideous charioteer
seemed to apply his foot to an under
spring, a door in - the rear flew open,
a ladder of ropes rolled down, by
means of which a gentleman descend
ed. 1 stepped" forward to bid hhn
welcome, although I could not remem
ber that them was any invited guest
yet to come, but stopped within a pace
of him iu utter bewilderment, lie
istood In tlie strong light of a brilliant
lamp, which revealed every feature
perfectly, and I , saw that the?e were
the exact counterxart s of my own.
; The man, the tiling, the phintom
whatever it wa. smiled in a half ine
briated kind of way, and extended an
ungloved hand, upon the fourth linger
of which gleamed a great sapphire. ;
Involuntarily I held out my hand to
meet the proffered civility, and it clos
ed on nothing; and, at the same mo
ment the great negro with. his carbun
cle eye shouted to his internal steed,
and dashed away into the darkness.
1 wa3 exceedingly perplexed, and
possibly a little startled for every
sane person must admit that it is really
a very extraordinary thing to have a
substantial looking hand, with a spark
ling sapphire on the finger, revolve
itself into mere space in one's grasp;
but the thing smiled cordially, although
with something of a drunken leer ;
and I concluded thatv all things con
sidered, it was better to speak to it. ,
i " I am delighted, to , sec you,
Mr . . -
N'ot knowing what
,o-t !" the apparition salt!, iu a
i'oviat, rollicking voice, frightfully
"like mine, as near as I could "judge."
- Kyam f.od !"
am Itn,' I repeated, nmazedly,
" What a singular name! lint, pos
sibly, I do not understand you !"
""S ftr a pronunciation goes, yes.
As. to orthography, doubtful. But
h -re is my '"card."
I took the delicate bit' of pasteboard'
tli.it was tendered to me. and read the
name, Kyam Iost," with consider
'I hope 1. do not intrude," my
visitor proceeded, evidently finding
some little dillictilty iu the articula
tion of his words ; "but being in this
trt of the country by accident, and
having a strong desire to make the
personal acquaintance of a gentleman
famed for hi.s wealth and hospitality,
1 took the liberty of stopping to have
a chat with you over a social glasV.
Colt id I dt.tain you in private tev
minutes?" .- ,. : -"-.'.
" I am .entertaining a large com
pany, a s you will perceive, to-night,".
I, said hesitatingly ; '-but perhaps I
can excuse myseif for the brief period
j'ou mention. ,1 w ill ee."
. " That's a gootl fellow!" was tlie
free and ea-j rejoinder.
And at t!ieime instant, the identi
cal hand that, a moment or two before,
had melted into air when I w ould have
grasijed it, dealt me a Itearty blow on
the back. ..;
This familinrity .would have irri
tated me hatl it not been apparent tluit
the the person, let us call him, was
slightly in his cups. As it was, ; 1
rather stinly batle hini follow me to
the house, .and .-conducted him to a
small room, opening out of my lib
rary, wiier 1 left him, and went in
pursuit ot Basil.
I found' my brother in the
drawing room, where our guests .were
arranging themselves tor tne first quad
rille, i beckoned Basil aside, and with
a elenrness and distinctness which I
consider highly creditable under cir
cumstances so uncommon, explained
to him all that had happened, and de
eeribed thej remarkable visitor who
was at that moment beneath our roof.
110 looked hard at me, and there was
tb 'outline of an expression on hLs
face that I never saw before.
I am not of a suspicious nature, but
it flashed into my mind in an instant
that this brother of mine was plotting
to possess liimself of my great in
heritance, through some cunning
scheme that I could not fathom. ' But
I kept the discovery to m3'self ; and
telling htm to excuse nie to my friends
for a few moments, I went 'back to
the little room where I had left the
I found him seated at a round table,
with a bottle of brandy in his hand,
from which Ifc, was tilling a crystal
goblet. On the opposite tide of the
board stood a huge white owl, with
eyes of amethyst, that winked inces
santly in the strong light; and upon
the great antlers of a deer, suspended
just above hW head, a monstrous ana
conda coiled in writhing convulsions.
"In the name of heaven, where
did that serpent come from ?" I
cried, starting back iu terror.
" It's only a pet of mine," my
guest answered, glancing up at the
reptile; "perfectly tame, and harm
less as a kitten. C'ome down here old
The snake obeyed, atxl colled itself
upon the table between the the man
and the owl, ; who caressed it with his
great yellow claw.
' You, see I'm making free with
your capital brandy, " my visitor said,
smiling. " Let me fill a glass for
li IT-1 1. f m n
a moment before Iiad been so like, hatl
; undergone a sitni.ar and simultaneous
cliange. i I turned to a minor that
hung upon a wall behind me; and
horror of horrors ! my other ttlf and
I were still the. exact counterpart of
' each other. , , , . , .
j "T'ieud .' von liave bewitched me !"
j i cneu, ru -nn;g forward, and
the thing bylhc throat.:
Jt was palpable flesh and blood how.
: 1 shook it 1 buJfetod.it I burled it
uimh) the floor, and stamped upon it.
; The great serpent writ lied out at the
w indow, leaving a trail of light ''and :
j ti musky odor behind ; the owl Hew up,
and alighted on the antlers of the deer,
; and winked at me approvingly. Then
there was the hurried tramp of many
i. feet ; the door wa s burst open ; 1 was
! overborne with numbers, forced down
j to the floor, bound with cords, and
the.n I became insensible.
When I came to myself, I' was in
tills place securely -guarded 'by Jlieie
walLi of -ftoae uid bars of tronr and
tmderstood . that If-SpSb4Toua
schenitiS liad aH-ueceded -jl.t. it be
o.: l am content for I know that I
left tins thing that came to haunt--And
iHjwitch me on the floor of the apart
ment it desecrated, crushed, bleeding,
and dead. . i;
f Note. The foregoing manuscript
wo; written by a patient who has been
for the last eleven months an inmate
of : this institution, with little pros-;
peet of ever leaving it alive. In a fit
of delirium tremens,, he killed his
only brother, upon whose generosity
he had lived for many years, and, since
tliat time, he has written and ? related
something like this story a '-multitude-of
times. - It has occurred to me that
it might have a good effect upon him
to see it in print. Juuoest JIoj,e, M.
JJ., of Mu tluke Lvnotic Asylum. ,
A True Jova 'ft'ulo.
you ; and while wc drink,
something to say."
I took the glass he handed ine, and
gave attention, sitting well back from
the table, meantime, With its fctrange
' You must know," he said, "that
I come m a friend. ' I happen to be
aware it don't matter how that j-our
brother meditates an act of unparallel
"Ah, j'ou've discovered that!" I
cried, beginning to be interested.
'" Pray, proceed."
..." I intended to. I never leave my
work half-done. He has already ar
ranged with certain minions of his to
confine you iu a prison situated on the
outmost verge of creation to proclaim
you a lunatic, and seize your inheri
tance. Already lie is filling the minds
of tlie company here assembled in your
honor, with the notion that yon are
lieside yourself, in order to make of
them convenient witnesses. He means
to deprive yon -of liberty to-night ;but
be shall be foiled. My carriage w ill
return in live minutes, and you shall
escape with me." '"' '' :
" I knew he .'meditated some, mis
chief." 1 cried, springing to my feet;
" but I am indebted to you for tlie de
tails of a plot iu which 1 should have
been involved but for your timely
warning. .You have proved yourself
my friend. Give me your hand.? .
Again he extended tlie hand where
upon 'sparkled the great . sapphire
again I essayed to clasp it, and again
my fingers closed on nothing. A
brooding honor now began to spring
up in my mind, impossible to describe,
terrible to remember. , I gazed help
lessly at my new .friend ; and, as I
gazed, his features tuiderwent a won-dei-ful
change. Great blotches appear
ed on cither cheek, the v eyes became
bleared and watery, his Iiair grew' un
kempt and tangled, , and a dreadful
palsy seemed to take possession of his
whole frame. , -.;' -
The owl winked at me with his ame
thvst eves, and I fancied that he in
tended to convey a hint that we, who !
PiizxIUcg- A ISoctor.
Mr. M., an army surgeon, was very
fond of a joke (unless erpetrated -at
his own expense,) and had, moreover,
a great contempt for citizen officers,
who were renowned more for, their
courage than their scholarship. , One
day, at mess, after the decanter had
performed smidry, perambulations of
the table, . Captain S., a brave, and
accomplished otticer, and a great wag,
remarked to tlie doctor, who had been
somewhat severe in his remarks on
the literary deficiencies of some of the
new officers- - :
" I )octor M., are you acquainted
with CaptahfG ?" ;
Yes, I know him well," replied'
the doctor ; "he is one of the new set.
But what of him?" ' ' ; " i
-"Nothing in particular. I have
just l-ecciveil a letter from him, and I
will wager yon" a dozen of old port
that' you cannot guess in six guesses,
jiow ho spells Cat."
" Done! It's a wager."' ' '
Well, commence guessing, ".said f?4;
K, a. double r."
" K, a, double t, e."
" K, a, t, e."
'No! trv asain."
"C, a, double t. e."
No, j-ou have missed it again.';
" Well, then," returned the doctor,
" C, a, double t." - ' -
" No, tliat'snot the 'Way; try again
it's your last guess."
"C. a, g, h, t."
" No, that's not the way ; you've
lost your wager, " said S.
" VVrell, said the doctor, with much
petulance of manner, "how does he
Why. he spells it c, a, t," replied
S., with the utmost gravity of man
ner, amid the roar ot the mess, and
almost choking with rage, the doctor
sprang to his feet, exclaiming
" Captain S., I am too old a man to
be trifled with in this manner !"
A Quaker On Time. A committee
eight gentlemen had an oppoiut-
to meet at twelve o clock, bev-
them were punctual, but the
eighth came bustling iu with apologies
for being a quarter of an hour behind
time. "lite time," ne said, passctt
away without my being aware of it.
1 had no idea of its being so late, "etc
A! quaker present said, "I am not
sure that we should admit thy 'excuse.'
It were a matter of regret that thou
shouldst have wasted thine own quar
ter of an hour ; but there arc seven be
sides thyself, whose time thou hast al
so consumed, amounting in the whole
to two hours, and one-eighth of it only
was thine own property."
At the city of Horse Prairie (we sup
pose it is a city) in Illinois, a child,
while sleeping peaceably with its "par
ents., was so operated upon by the
teeth of rats that it has died..':. .Parents
may fake a hint from this how to man
age these predatory rodents. Smear
the youngest pledge of affection with
bane, and expose it in some rat-liaunt-ed
cellar. In case where traps are
used, impaled baby might advantage
ously supersede toasted cheese, for
bait. We had not thought that these
vermin the nits luid such degraded
tastes..; - , '.. ': ,,v. . '";'," ... "': ;
An Exact Match. Two friends
met not long since, 'after a separation
of thirty-five j'ears. : ,
'"Well, Tom" says one,, "how lias
the work! gone , with you, old .boy ?
Married yet r"
"Yes, and I've a family you can't
match ; seven boys and one girl."
"I can match it exactly," was tlie
repiv, "for I have seven girls and one
boy:" ,:. . - . .. ,. .. , ... ;
- Seventy-eight women are now
ularly ordained preachers in tlie
HOW A RKAUTlFi'L SLAVE CAl'il'RLI)
,.'. i A COURTLY FRENCHMAN. v
We sire in receipt, through Paris Id-
ter.-vofa. very romantic and o'er true
tale; concerning M . Beuedetti. : 41ms
French diplomat, ,who has already
made so much talk in the world, and
upon who;e shoulders the ; immediate
responsihiiity of the .Jafe warwa
1 bought to lie. : The incidents; have
not as yet, leaked out in America, and -will;
prove of interest to those wiiode- ,
light in refitted pieces of gossip and ro
mantic narratives ofiore. ? .-
Very early in the diplomatic career
of the Frencli Kmbassa Jor bodily fa-r
tigue led him to take a .-pleasure trip
through that mast delightful portiou of ,
the globe included in Greece and tlie
Ionian Isles, and tlie couutries thatlie -about
the of Marmora and, th?
BoHphorusA- At At'hense,lcll in with
a Greek merchant, of elegant manner i
and attaiuBients, to whose own per
sonal attlraetlOns was nddetl that of '
daugliter, the mo.Tt beautiful in form
and feature tliat The eye of the states
mail ever lit upon. A Frenchman is
not slow ' ' - -n; ''
TO TELL HIS LOVE, "
Especially When joined to that insottsi
ance and social daring that Comes of
long life in the most polished of Euro
pean Courts, and the week's that tliey 1
passed under the ' golden skic3 of the
levant, among the . peerless ; islands :
of the Archipelago and in the. orange '
and spice groves of Marmora were
glowing with tlie warm light of a true '
love that ran smooth as litpiid velvet. :
Then came the disagreeable task of :
asking japa, and tlie dramatic1 crisis of
our ttile. The courtly merchant heard ;
tiic Freuchman'S ; patriotic declara
tion in a styl considerably ' different '
from that of the three act drama which
God-blcsscs-j-ou-mj'-children and adds '
several pillow-cases of gold and jewels.
The eyes of the old. man were filled '
with tears, and the disclosure which he ;
insisted upon making ran as follows : '
Some two year previous he, too,
WEARIED IN MIND AND BODY, j
Had started out on n t pleasure jaunt -tluit
letl him tlirongh the Golden Horn
into the eitj' of Constantinople. Stroll
ing through the slave marts one day
hla cyo lial fallen ujon a young ladv of
more matchless beauty than .it had en
tered into his heart , to r conceive of.
The disordered state of her garment .
drooping from lier full white neck and
shoulders, and disheveled hair pouring r
its glosey black over cheek i and bust,
and the look of mingled terror and an ;
guish in her great . black eyes, waked? ;
all tlie pity and love that had lain dor
mant in his heart for years, and that v
night the apartments of the" wealthy
Greek were lit by tlie glad smile of tlie -.
lovely and grateful slave. A year
passed, and as coming age i .drove pas- ,
sion from, the merchaut'ts .blood, there .
came inU4C f ;i.:;, t '44 . t
A GREAT LOVE AX1 REGARD
For the j-ouug woman he had taken
into his houseliold, and after no little
hesitation and mental struggle he not. '
only released her from sia very, but '
adopted her as his own child and
spared no effort to tit her for the posi- '
tiou that the wealth 'and 'standing, of
her accepted father entitled her to. It
was at tills juncture tluit she met M
Benedetti, and it i3 a blight spot' in.
that chivalry for which Franco was.
once so famous that that these painful
disclosures added to rather tliarr lessen
ed his love. : They were 'married, , and
upon the death of t he merchant, ' who
did not long survive the loss of the slave :i
and daughter, ,, ,-;.;' s
THE WHOLE-. OF HIS VAST FORTUNK .
Was -found to be willed ,to , Mme. .'.
Iieucdetti, utterly s ingnorihg several i
heirs-at-law. - It is this fact tliat led to. ,
the exposure of the tale, and may yet
cause the French statesman.' much
trouble. Suit was immediately brought
by tho incensed relatives to contest the ;
will, but tlie great influence of M. Bene- '
dettl kept it out of the Courts. The
overthrow of tho , Empire, . however,
now allows the law to take its owns
course, and it is to be 'feared that tlie ;
fair slave will be shorn of most of her
fortune. There is enough left, how ;
ever, in face ami form, if all , tales be
true, to make tlie Frenchman bless to j
his dying day his .pleasure jaunt ; I
through the golden sunshine of tlie
Grecian Isles. ) . .
A maiden lady of a certain age ac
counts for the augmenting redness of;
hernose by asserting that it is caused by
the reflection from the red brick hotiso
opposite, which giares savagely in at
the window wliere she embroiders
Slie has a spiteful nephew w1k thinks
it might be traced to . "something iu
her tea." i - :' ' , "
Before hanging a man in Ivoulslana.
they let from fifteen to forty reporter
for the newspapers to "interview" hiuv
for three weeks. 'The poor fellow i
then not only willing but anxious to.
be hung. : - 1 - - ; ,.- ' -
. Burglar Proof Whisky. A thief
entered a store in Maysviile, Ky., one
night recently and stole sixty dollars,
but . got so drunk ou some whisky f
which he happened to find . that , be
could not get away. ,
"" ' ' " ' ' i " hi "
One of the most touching inscriptions
on record is that on a tombstone of a
dead wife in the Duxbury, Mass. "
gravej ard : "Cliisel can't help lier
any, and tcare are of no use."
It is' at approch of dinner-time that
we feel most sensibly "the emptiness
of things below." " -
- "Why is love like a canal boat?
cause it is an internal transport.