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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1872)
ALHAX V, OREGON, MAY
n nia-m fvmiy fkiiiav,
By COM.. VAX LEVI),
IN REGISTER BUILDINGS,
Corn--r F' r. y (iM f'irvt 8HkU,
' . .Two dollars.
,. Ten cents,
tell lines or tow
ti-einetiU.pcr 0""v 'J''
Brsi Insertion W: each
tWp i. fcaiww !Vlv!r;
jjj un tlie most liliciul
toring received m'W 3'1( tM
nticmen' ore atuiioniwi
feint for salwerilltlOlis,
, iu; KnniHfK&l
advert istliil, i' ('.,
O, IV JNimpkli
W. l(. Klvk, I'.
.!. li. Irvine. I
T. li. Heyiiold
l i'. rt!Vr, -i.
Fletcher . U'i
Clms. Xkk. 'I.
l i'- -union.
BiU'iM Vi!H,lolk 00
j. H. MirtUH t"
ooijeiToB ; 1
1 llll'S lt !
utMl olUee, Croul
J, I I. I'll.
('oiiimtloni t Iiw,
. Oilii-e o
w it, I'oitlni
I'Ofl'DJ.I- A 5'LINA,
4. 1. nitil ftoinuclaMi nt
Nil StLl 1 1
IN (HASl'KllV 1.
tea led to.
K, II. CHASOBi
B. in Meiiiii v.
CRANOR & IIUMFMIIEW,
Atiemejs and t'onnnclloM ut fmm,
OllU't! in Patrtob hrick, np "tolm. .'.v4
"K. IV. RAt, B. i.
i It IN.
. (ii'cslon in the
iiivtlioil. ini'l ai us
lie liiel i-lscu liciv.
ermj for the lmhi
s nil's. RV4.iMICC
' blOCKi j7MS
frentul on efi
W. . JOXES, M. .,
1 in km:
STREET, ONE door
11, In Itiu'liliart 's two
. over (i"ii. Turrell's
inner sixlli and Ker-I-
V urinal of
store, it 1 s
ry stlTets, .'
LEEEE1' & MYERS'
And Uenernl Mill Hiulilnerj.
Alluny, tire ron.
M, g. maois. w. h. Vci.uh.
X. f. Dl JIOSS A CO.,
HAVE UN 1IVNH ANU CiiNSTANTbV
iwh in- a kll'Ri1 sleek of
Jroeei'ie mid PrevMonn,
Wootl nntl Willow ware. tohaetO, ulnars,
eonfivtloeen . Vankec notions, etc., etc,
wHtolewhW'itl retail, at lowest ijites.
ill'lKislte It. I'. Hill 01 son sunijt M"ii-
F.sl!dIUhed III IMi6.
E. A. B'Yt'ClaiUl,
TNEAEElt IN EVERY VAI1IETY OF
1 1 iiiIUhihwiis liks, whool Ixioks,
hiiinli luioks, miuloiiery. Books Imported
to tinlernt short Pol If.
Albany, Dec. a, H.'n.
I AM PHEPAlJftl) TH Hit AM. KIM s
of liirniiiif; keep on hand and make to
onlcr mwliltteiftettpmcil i Imlrs, mel spin
nlnjt wheels, RJiop near the "Miernolla
Mills." JOHN M. MET.J.E1I.
AllMiny, Nov. 8,MQS-1 '
rpiIE V N DKftStOS BI) WOBtl) RE
1 spectlully Inloini tlie ell bsunaof AINmv
nnil vlelnliy Unit lie lias taken rlisrue (if
tills estaiillsbinent, una by keeplna elenn
rooms and myliur strict attention to lmsi.
nessexiieeis in suit all those, who mav fa
vor hbn Hiih ilielr pwronaKO. Ilavlnir
liorotofore nrrledon nothing hut
t'lrat-elnm Hair ly siK Nnlooim,
'!? "fXatrl tn. ,v9 en,ire sotiufhctton to
all. I lUlOwn'suHdladltM'halr neatly nit
eid. UKvi JOSEPH WEBBER.
V N KING
I t etH'tklU iUkM.
I n t .jvsistlWc'l t imea
K.aiiire on Porlliiiel. Si
Vow ork. rnrMKteiLl lowest raic
ViUaotli ms HiiKleanil prompt Y reiuitteil.
II 'fi rs 10 11. W. ( nilwtt, llfiny raimiK,
W. S. I4WM.
Il:niklii hoilr from H A. M. to 1 1'. M.
Albany, Fob. 1, lK7t-2iv3
JJOiSIOS'I & STAIGEB,
, hi m k
IH0BIIIM!BI8) ObelbKS, lOBIftS,
Hful ami Foot Stont?i,
Vt 1111 cut
JSHAM H KHOP AT A LISAS Y.
I?OW & CRAE,
Boots, Miocn, Findings
NV1TE THE ATTENTUIN
1 pnlllio 10 1 In n lull sriWK 01 1 lie
sn les in geallcuien n ami onm s imh",
-lines. KiUteCS Oxford etc.. eU-., as well
.1- 10 ihe icl'V laii'sl tlllll Ollt In Hie lto
m iHmen' mi'l udiuea' wilier. Italmorala,
N,'i ih's, Antoinette bowm, ninl
iimny .iih'T new ajitrtashioiiaHle ivles
urn rivtvlKi IheC'lty Uooi Btoro,rofc '1
tlmj will sell us mplD as they tun Hn I
purchasers who-ish llrst-oUutl itooils i.t
llicmosi 11 itsoimhle rates. They reijeet
fnllv Invite J'OH to come and eo ilwir
rt,icl. . IJisilioes,eUv, m'it:oi' retirtal,
to ortter, anu '( ieor amin5.
t ITV BOOT STORE, FIRST STREET,
First door West ol' Ref Iste liiiilil'lT'
mil KTRKET, AI.AV, OIUBHOIfc,
J. L. HARRIS,
IlflETi ESDE.VVOR TO KEEP Cii-
siuiitly on hand a fall Bupplj' of
MS, K(M F MEATS,
Which Will be of the very liest quality.
The hk'licst uiarkel price pah) for beeves,
bova and sheep,
Tlilrd tloor west of Fcrrr, on itoiitli woo.
Of FliHl slreet. .1. I HARRIS.
Albany, ''"f. B, ii-io4
.. W. Vun BH'ti Bcrgh M. 1J.,
SALEM : : i OREGOX.
MY ItlllB evperleiite In discuses dWsed
by WORMS innnor lie snnnssed liy
any puyslclan In Enroiie or Hie t'ultcti
sniics. offlce rooms, Koft as and k, over
Ihe Post niiue. 6jr Consulrailons mid
e.Moiiinal ions free nf ehtrgi: toSWn6
Albaii)- Collegiate InstHule,
THIS INSTIITTION WIIJL REtll'EN ON
j J. Mdinliiy.Septeinhcr 1, ls;i,withitcoi's
ol tim-hcri canuhlc and ciirnesi. Insirne
lion will lie llionniah and practical, and
the svsieni ofowler lUisarjiasisod. For par
llciihirsadtlivss li. K. WARRES, A. M., Pi-esldcnt ;
( lr, Hev. E. II. UFA KY, 11. AJIwny.
The Ejcm! rriic Eurs!
DM, T. L. GOI DEX,
I lt III II. PI N IS A
I son of ihe noted
old (mlhalniic tltntor.
s. P.. iliil-lcn.
Dr. tloldcn lias linrt
experience in iii'iitni'
i li.. , n,.,iiis iltsi'iism to
uii Ich the eve mid ear tire subject, and feels
conllilont oi itivinir entire satisfaction to
those, wlu, mav place Iheinselves under his
care. April Is.
OH. K. O. SMITH, OEXTIST,
HAS LOCATED IN Af
buny, nnd is now ready
to wait on the citiicnxpt Al
Ixoivitnd vicinltv.wilhn new
liiyeiillim In dental work. It consists In
Mipportlnir the plate to the mouth wtlhoiit
coverbiit tlw whole iif, as liereiotore.
Those wishing arlllleial teelh are tequest
ed to call ami esnplne for llM-iunclves.
Also, plates mended, wbelher tiHi'liallv
broken ordlvlded. Teeth, extracted wllh
out iwln. Onlce over Tnrrell'a store. All
work warranted. ,7v4
T? M. WAHSWOUTH will give prompt
a. . attention to all orders for raixir-,
Pffiih"', l''V'!',i,,,"8, i!;'"'1Jn8'. ;, in
ihlselh or vklmlv. AM work exeeutod
in 1 he latest stylo, Iii the best manner, mid '
at kiweat living nilcs. (aTOrdora lefi at
vmp Mm,"iIH .
Exchange wee, :
si li.ii.i.i 'uwi.
. . ar, (J 'MM'
On (Ik? southeastern shore of tin)
ixiint that juts out to the, westward of
fioulilsbnroiiijh Bav. upon the we'tfed
-oat of the notth, there used to stand
Htid In all proliabilitv it stands there
yet a small cot. which. Ill the whiter
of Lsfst. ami for mativ vears previous
j to that time, was occupied hy an old
weauier-beatcn non ot tlie ocean, ap
porri.i'ely named .fames Storms, who
retire) from actual service somewhere
about fen years previous to the above
mentioned period, and who now car
ried Oil the various operation-; ot fl-ti-iug,
boatbuilding, snilmaking. etc.
The old man's whV was still among
tlie living;, and she. lordlier with her
husband and one d oi jiter n fair girl
of nineteen, d&isessed Ihe unlmundul
vo and confidence of all who ever
Imm-'H to form an aconaintancc with
the inmates of tlie humble cot.
It was on the evening of the .'IM of
December. 1-vi'i, the last day of t ho
yeai Tlieold man had retnrneil from
liis IioiiiIioiim', whither he had been to
dose the place more securely against
the driving storm ; ami shaking the
white nseec from his tliick pea-jacket,
he hung it upon a peg m ar the tiro
place, and then drew up to the blazing
"Ah !" exclaimed old Storms, with
a shudder, as he rnhhed his hnlf-lie-liuinnied
hands, "this4s a hard uighl
for the ending ot the old year. The
i Iord have niercv upon any who may
i ciMnce to be on our coast:"'
Amen: fervently ejaculated Ins
wife, as she divw her ejialr neaiei
Hie flic. "Come, Hannah," she t
tinned, turitiug to her daughter, "1
h.ivi.' our cheer for the dawning of
new year. You know we hold
"Ves, mother.'' returned the
'our snnper will he ready In
time, "i'i- but II o"c!oek yet."
Well mild the old mail, ''let's have
our slipper now, for 1 feel as though I
Iii obedience lo her lather's w ish,
Hannah set about tlie work, unil ere
long the (able wis covered, nml all
prepared for the evening meal, lint
once a year did the tUflulV eat their
slipper so late as (ids; but f,,. ..jx
years had they made a practice of
watchiujf the eiit of lla' old and the
advent of the new year, and on such
occasions they had postooiitil their
meal ftirther into tlie niglit. At the
head of the tape sin ihe old woman,
al her rigid hand sat her hii-hauil.
while at her left sat her dn lighter.
At the opiMiteeiitl of the table wa t
a plate, and an empty chair, on the
back i. f which was tied a narrow piece
, I'or several nwmei afler they had
taken their (feSW at tlie well-flliell
bo ird. not a wonl was spokeii. but all
eye 'w tui'iied niowaifully upon
ill it empty chair. At length, the old
man opened- his trembling lips, and
uttered in ft broken tone, "Tis six
J'eilrS since our poor hoy was lo-t.
isix nights have we walclad the old
year oiit, and his chair lias stood emp
ty liefom us. Ah! Robert, o long as
your old fiktbcr and mother live, no
one shall fill that scat that once was
Thiekly-Howing tears checked the
old man's utterance: and, drawing
the Iwick ot his hand across his eyes,
he leaned forward upon the table and
wept. The mother and the daughter
wept also ; and though their lips wave
not utterance to .words, yet for the hoy
I that was gone tor the laiighliig, joy-
ous nntl allcttioiiate lloU rt of other
cut forlh piavers as warm I
1 . .. I
and true as ever went up from the
hearts of earth. Their New Years
dawn was a scene of sorrow and
mourning; hut siill (hey sorrowed
not in vain, for their hearts were soft
ened by the tribulation, and. their
souls were purilied by the tide of af
fliction that had thus rolled in upon
them. To their humble home, Hob
ert had, in former years been the sun
light and joy be had been an atfec
tlonftte and "dutiful son. and a kind
and loving brother : and when they
first learned of his death in the udiaii
Ocean, a dark cloud settled down over
their household, w hich even the suns
and frosts of six years had not been
able to dispel.
Ten minutes, perhaps, and they sat
in comparative silence nt the table
the storm raged without in all its fury,
ever and anon sending a shrill blast
through some chink or crevice wbhh
rtrt had not completely guarded.
and tin; hailstones, as ("hey rattled
ceaselessly against the windowa,
threatened to force an-cntrance to tiie
dwelling. The old man had gradually
composed hlmselt trom Ihe effects of
his first outburst of grief on seeing '
that empty chair; and wiping his eves j
with his handkerchief, he folded "his I
l,,iilu im.i il,..t,),t.. o,,.l .-,11.... 1.1 . '
K.ll.in ,,j,i .JV W.'l OHO , lining UI.S
furrowed brow towni-ds la aven, he was I
abom to offer his humble petition to
tiie throne ot grace, aot lialfa dozen
Words had he (Itterod, when he startesi
up from his chair, and placed his hand
to his ear.
"Hal" he exclaimed, as be lent his
ear towards the door; "dkl you not
hear the gun. Hannah ?"
"There h goes again!" cried Stonn,
as the dull report of a distant signal
gun came breaking through the roar
of the howling tempest.
"There's danger on our coast. Get
my lantern, Hannah ; and yon, wltte,
bring my tar keftle from the porch.
I'm afraid" I sliall never be able to
light the signal on the cliff; but, at
an events 1 II trv.
( rt fow mments the old man was
. , ... ... ... ....
muffled up for the duty he had on
hand : ami with the kettle ill one hand
and the lantern in tlie other, he Issued
I forth. Tlie storm win ujrieed teriifte:
Wit with it noble sirpose tho stnrdy
oiu iwtnwn tMWfw ir. rtiry ami
, " way a last as pwhle up to
Ul u'j ' " overliaiiglng elltr, which
, n ahove the storui-dastiea bn'A-
On the cliff was erected a rude
st met i ii-e, tlie work of his ow'n bands,
which had been expressly fortllerf for
the purpose of enablhig'him to light
Lis signal when the wind was Joo
lierce without; mid into tills lie at
once matle his way. Tne ftirious blast
had torn the ronsrh door from Its
Iniiherii binges; but with mi old pleee
..f - ill vLt..h ll..,U.l:.4 .... ..tl.l ....
of ail which liappeiitsd to lie rolled up
in one copier, lie niHWgeil so ti pn
led the entrance that ho Wftmhled
et nre ii, i m cir; smj, as ne atiticii
lurix'iitiiie. the h
like a frtsh the
tact with the A
removed to the
hr iw of the I'M
id iliouirh tlie howl-
nig wiinl aiuf .
iving hail seemed to
Kniiihilatlon to Ihe
stawLvet it ttired forth a
liglit ;' 'ul ttto repoi-ts of
1 1 live guns, wnicli oume in qntci; suc
cession over the dHveii sea, plainly
iuilicatwl flail tliey wioonrd tlie strtig
gliug vessel hafl ffleen it and that they
also understood its' impart.
For lifteen minutes tcM old Storms
stiitid iiiou the ctllS enlenroriug to
jieer througti tlmghMini to where the
devoted bark sew nd to'; and at
the end of tlwt tiiial he made lier out.
She was a brig not more than two
cables' length from Hie diore 5 and be
ing driven stern hi. it was evident
that she had her ijltehnrs out ahead.
Tlie phosplioAfcciav of the foam
erested -ea. atitt tlt retles tiiig power
of tin- hail. -veUhfl to tiirow ciiii-idcr-able
lijilil over the scene ; ami ihe old
. . .'- v - . ; .
man was erelong cnuhied to make
i out distinctly rite exact, vitnation of
ihe brig, i'roia her yards ami stays
1 wens snapping ijiKl fluttering the ivui
' iiaiitof lier sails-; but Hot an inch of
1 canvas was there left that could be
set, ad having, been blown from the
I boh rope la jfe vain itltenipt to lay
I Ihe Vessel to, TlH'starlaKinl anchor
j w as out, w hile tttftsine.'iiiig cud of ihe
1 larboard CsW told plaiiiiy that its
aiicharhatf gone; but the remaining
one did no gocjtf, for it had 110 power
ac;Uus the gigantic strength of the
driving w itid.
! TheTieacon light had gone out. and
for a sliort time the old man stood un
decided what to do. In ten miiiutc-i.
nt the Hirthct, M brig must strike
the rocks, and then Lord have mercy
on tiie crew !
"The iioor fellows shall have the
risk of my lite, at any rate." exelaiAi
j ed the hiisly tostnuu, with suddi n :
energy, as hiMliirtcd from (lie rock it ml
i made towtuils Ihe house. "Hannah."
! he cried, ax he readied tlie doorstep, I
! upon which his wife and daughter
: were spunling, "run to tlie boat house,
I and hriiigtlienewh;irKioii-liue. ijiik-k
now, for m a tew niuuites inoiv it may
he too late!"
"But yon surely are not going to ven
"Venture?'' interrupted the old
man, as hi wife Is'gan to reinonstrate,
while Hannah was gone after the line.
"There are human beings there whose
lives are u danger, and as I hope for
salvation liereafu-i, I'll labor for their
salvatlouflow. While I stood upon
the cliltj there seemed to come a voice,
borne ufion the rourlogwiud, that said
save titeui !"
"Hut your own life do not throw it
a war," urged tlie old woman
"llien eome down ami help save
Ik ,, . ... . 1 . , .1. - 1 1
iiv reiurueii me 010 mm nciei iniiicti
man, I want lioth you ami Hannah to
follow me uulckly. 'Opine," lie con
tinued, as his daughter arrived with
the Hue, "bundle up and eome along."
Tlie tflwtber and daughter lost no
time iu obeying the old man's man
date, for they boih had IkiIiI hearts as
wellasheV hut forhiin they
feared more than tor themselves. The
slglit of the devoted brig, however,
which was now lashed by the spiay
that broke from tlie towcrinst ixa ks.
tiKik away all thought of themselves ;
and wWi.miickened steps they hasten
ed to theihoiv. There must have been
prayers tlere, hut these were for the
cars of One who commands the tem
pest, and he never falls to hear.
Tlaj brij was setting in directly up
on a large reef, jnt to the southward
of the cliir. and further to the south ot
which, still, there was .1 kind of oS'ii
tng, several rods in width, which made
In from the sea up fo the lauuii. Bid
(Hui( his wife and daughter take the
enilof the line, iuid he ready, to hiul
iu whenever tiiev fell a stniug pnli mi
tt, tlie oiu man started out over tlie
reef. From rock to rock lie elHinbered.
and but I'or his minute knowledge of
very crack and jut. he must have heen
WiUHmI oli',.'i' ho i,.,l I111II' v;ir mil?
.. .. - . .... . ...... ..... j
hut he struggltd on, and ere long he
was upon tiie outer extremity
On came the brier neareraud nearer
to tlie place of lier destruction and at
last she struck. Again and again did
her heavy stern dash against tiie rocks
and at lcuirtli.,isshe lilted imotiada-h-
Ing swell, she came down for tlie last
time! With a iearihl cra-h her tim-
hers were rent asunder, and tiie III-I
tated brig Had lound her grave. J
Tlwit stmdy ok! walclier nron the !
rocks saw the strnggllng fonns of the
crew, as they grasped the shattering
fragments fur support ; and with mi
eagle eye lie watched for his opportu
nity to render his aid. At length it
came. Two men, who were on tiie
bows after the brig had tlr-t struck,
had secured themselves to a piece of
the bent which Iwd split from the cut
water to tiie forwartl ohain-plates, and
together they ( struggling Wkhmsshig mysdf of Un poker.
ejt yluld not
J haw saved ttwmsejvos.
; Iwtog thudied pist the
ot tlie reel
tiwm the cr.ik":;ttl me
nun tit' I . u 1
outed tlK old
innsW Uic piecellgR'ek was whirl
ing Ut, anti.tfJitirficrvent "Heaven
help i tat Yn lejajf-nm the rod;.
His feeygyfttic flonting massjust
as it Wu.s.ctJMg over a broken wave,
and, JWliiiAiickly iiit)ii his hivast,
he jtwtctllhe lashings of the two
men, miff then hntcrcl himself tor tlie
issjje, Tlie suiting of the wreck .gave
thaarequiretl pull fiioh the line, w hich
i wtRMH.il'iwmiutbis fcotlv ; ami In
....-.u.. ' , . J 1
moment more the! hemic women on
show were pulling withnli their might.
Kach time as the oul freightetl piece
Of wiwk settkd into the trough of tlie
sea, dlil It tend nearer Hie ojieu epfw
towards the dear shore f and at the
end et flBeeii mantes, it gmtcrt npon
tlie siuflotb s;in. .
Mpe time Ihe i-aft reached the
seven! flshernieii, jdio had
hettKl the signal gwi-S arriml upon
lliesimt; and, mi)TO ilead than alive,
the three men the savior and the dav
ed wi re taken to the cnastiniurs cot,
where it wajui lire and careful nttcn
tioiistsMi restored tiieio to animal ion.
Olil Storms was the lir-f to return to
eonseiomiioss; 11111I as he saw the two
men whom he had saved moving with
life, ho fell upon his kneesand thanked
God that he had done Ills duly.
Hut he finished not, his prayer: for
as tlie first tones of his voice sounded
through ihe room, the yetmger of the
t wo men whom lie hail saved sprang
from his half nucopsclous state and
gazed around him, for a moment he
gawd; niitrthcii tottering lorwiml to
wiiere tin: old man knelt, he fell inion
that aiti h"-.'iii. and uinruuired, i
"rather, lather- oh. thy dear faii.cr!" j
The mother and daughter knell by
the father afjfi the sou', and. together, 1
(heir almost hnrsting hearts Sent forth
their thanksgiving. '
The clock .-truck twelve .' The Old j
Year-had ifohc ! Around tlie lilaziiia
drawn the eluilrs, but ihev
were oil tilled and the restored liol fit
told die manlier In which he was saved
in the Indian Ocean sin years beltirc.
The Jfew year had dawned, and
though some fin re were who lived ml
to see it. yet within thai humble cot all
was calm and pcacetnl joy.
A M4.1IT OI ti.tithOU.
Shortly after being comfortably set
tled, hi my new hou-e along with Mrs.
Spiviiis, WwiuAi summoned me to the
I di-palched, the all'air in hand with
what speed J. might, and, knowing
tliat Mw.'Svl'oiild he 011 the tender
j hoif-ltn'oi' ."wnenrniillbslia .saw inc.
jlimwfl aliivipl a convenient train,
: and hurried home to relieve her.
It was niglit when I again reached
tliilc, ioj)fM)), There was something
j so provocMiii c in the darkness ami ut
ter quiet in which 1 found the prem is
les wrapped 1 1 1:1 r I determined toarive
lovelya surprise; but nature, appeal
ing to me on a vital point, I dropped
Into tlie dining-room with the view of
Refreshing myself w ith a hit of cold
joint by way of preliminary.
itriktna a light. I fbuial that my :
wiinl- had been aiiticipated, for there j
on the table lay the remains of a re
past breast of chicken, cakes, cheese, ;
and what not. Being sharp set. I
pitched in. a glass of old port materi
ally assisted the process of digestion. ;
All at once my eye caught slghl of a i
meerschaum uponwthe niautel. Xow
there is nothing very alarming in a J
nieersctiaum iiw e, hut when the !
wecrschanin is the proK'rty of a siran-
ger. and found upon one's own prein- 1
ises during his absence, it lK'comes in-1
vested with an huiortaiiee which it
could derive from no other clreuin-1
atance. There was also a paper of,
"The fellow has taste at all event I
said 1. and I filled and smoked, drank '
a bumper, and cogitated.
Now Maria knows 1 am not iu the ;
least bit jealous ; knows it had never j
entered my head to suspect her of an
Imprudence ; but this, to say the least
of it, had a very suspicious lock. I i
(hank again. Yet 1 was not at all
jealous. At that moment I started j
and sprang Irottl my seat as if at a
tench of an electric battery, for on the
tettee in the corner lay an impudent
hat and cane, and even a pair of
gloves,' To smash the hat Into smilh-1
e rosrts. to tear the gloves info frag-,
meut-. to snap Ihe cane Into Hinders, 1
was the work of a mimiciit. I thsuj
tool; another bumper, and. folding my '
arms, glared majestically around, j
Xirf that I W.l lealons ! Oh, dear, no! !
resuming my seat anil pi,
COiruuic over a course 01 procetton: 1
lain I received (mother shock. My
evo had alighted upon a note which
Iiad fallen iK'iienth the bible. It was
in a feiiiinine hand. "Dear Charlie!'
it ran. --I'm so glad you've arrived,
Sammy's away, -0 don't stand upon
ceremony. We'll have Biich a nice
time! t old him h and idl agreeable.
Come over at once."
Simmy's my name. PerlidloilJ
woman.' It is mil
Ami ,lo tool Hie odion: missivn ll,.
.... . .. ... ,
lo a iloeii ineces. 1 here was :i rose. '
which had. no doubt, been in his hut- i
,0i, 1 suppose threw' that in ;
tlie lire, after tramping upon It. 1 ,
fortified myself with another glass,
took oft my stockings, and started up
stairs. On the way, I stwUbled over
a strange cat iu the kitchen.
Iu my ascent I suppose I must have
made some noise, for a si range ilog
set up a furious yell hi the back yank
It may be as well to go prepared ir
ConthtgeiieioK, I reflected, as I re-en-
tered the imrlor with a view of rms.
Dm 4S j
j tlie waves, hut alone
it was, 1 aeeored the desired object,
and was trcittiilg wiieil I fancied
somebody ullhe in on tiptoe. HoliU
ing my !ivatli,rd'HJged uwt him, ami
en pt np -tail lhVa thief, not that I
was at all jealoiH.'1 bjt only to see
what was going on.' After n pan-e,
during w Inch 1 could eomit the beat
ings of my heart, 1 tried the lier h ooni
door. It nas not locked, and .ill was
dark within. A gentle snnre not a
rough, exasperating reckless thliut.
hut men: of a musical moan, caml
from tlie bed.
"She U lisleen." miist,I ! '-l,.
I jt-i- x t . . . I . ., ......
irop or flj), virtuous; am what 1
ie sten ol
a stmiMer'a toes
was (lie tread or that eat. i'mir dear
.nana, bow could I so wrong you?"'
1 disi'ohcil and slipped into bed.
"tiarlie how hmg you lftve been V
sanl a femhiiiM bolce,
( inttdons giXKhicssi it ivw that oflfs"
stranger. A cold perspiratU)il broke
out all on r me. ns I refJwiUsl uyop the
horrors of my situation, IIWm
had wmlused -s one ofn pair which
hud been built exactly )Uiko. and.
cnnihig fiitigncd and iBy dlpect .
11. .in un en.., 1 iiiii-i nave piteresl,
ra-ignuoi s mansion in-lead of
I hoimoed out iiion (he floor.
fi-seuse me. dear, 1 think I hear
giars," I whispered.
IV hat a&ahl? I think von iuinI ly.
I'll go 'and sce,"std t; and hud
dhng 011 soniethiug. I groped my wftv
to the sfah-s, descendeil theni, with a
col.! feeling all tlie way down ray
back, and crcnt info tbo hns.m,,i-
I nude number aiipaling ilis-
Tlw clothes I had put on
soinehody tie's, and not inv
Safe on the sidewalk, I glaned lip
at the hoii c from which I had twt es
cipi'd. thinking how 1 should manage
to return the borrowed Ulffgery.
And it was my home after all!
lo silved on an explanation, I miiit
ihe bell holdly. I heard the tip, U&
pery, tiji ofa pair of weil-kmnvn feet,
aiiU was at once iu the arms of Mrs. '
"Why. don't you remember, &tom
my." she said in rejilv to my IntoK
rogatorlw, "I told you iireitierrharlji
wn coining from the country with his
new wile, to pass k few davs wilh irs
I have given up our own bed room t"
them, and it's htcjty yni rang."
And the Hole tii Charlie wa -nlli-liently
I have only (0 add that the dog and
ih" cm wer,- prjfsents, which I might
have asivri.iiued If 1 had glanced at
I wiil never be jcalons again.
j " My son.''
, her young ho
did a good mother te
eful, "did you wish
Iltpiy New Year:"
your tcaenoi m
ini.'iiii. ra-p uiq'( itie imy.
"Well, whi imV" "li. ! iu-e,"saidtbe
1 ' h. "-h.-1 siti h ippy unless she's
, Whiwiing tome ofn. )vs, ai f Wll,
, afraid 11 1 wished her happiness, she'd
go I'or inc.''
A Dtiteh woman kept n toll-gafe.
One foggy morning a traveler
asked, "How flu- is it to p., madam?''
"Sliosf .1 leelle ways," was Hie reply.
"Yes, but how fir;-" again askihlthe
traveler. "Sbosl a leetle ways," more
eniiiluitlcally, "Madam, is ft one, two,
eigbi or ten inlby" hho iugenloitsly
replied. "I dink ii is."
What are the points ot difference
between the Prince of Wales, an
orphan, a bald head, and a gorilla?
The prince is heir apparent, an orphan
has ne'er a parent, a bald-lfeUd has no
hair apparent, and a gorilla has a hairy
At a school where words were
"given out" for subjects in composition,
a "mule inglorious Milton" produced
this sentence on the word panegyric;
"A few drops of panegyric given "on a
large himp of sugar is often best for an
infant wilh thestomaelie ache."
The Richmond t)f!pte says Mr.
Lincoln'. loss was greater to the South
than to ihe North, and it thinks that
there is now a general and sincere re
spect In that section fur his memory.
DArcntTW "Well, to tell the truth,
I did not think ranch of the elose of
the sermon." I'aihcr ProbftMy
you were thinking more of the clothe-.
of Ihe congregation.
A teacher cntechiiug his scholars
put the iiietioM : "What was marie
to give light to the world;'' "Mnrrli
rs : " cried role'nf the youngsters aftev
a short pause. ,
rasp mqVd ihe hoy
a couple 01 drunken vagaiwrals got
uuo iiie glitter, anu alter nomulerliw
M,IF" 01 un 10 ittuoiojl it. "I
-jkt- ; ,- "fB"""'
i ?V oHT."P0!We; tbi
A chi'tl returned with mnddv fret,
lu r mother looked serious; wheretiioii
the child, anticipating the wor.t, mnr
incrcd, "Now. tniinnna, vou lie dots!
to me, and I'll be dond to you."
IloK'ful -Win breakfast soon be
Mamma "Yes. ray dear."
llooefid "Well on 1 1 -i .M...,;l. ......
. I: ' !T.
,,,-J1IM otv. 10 save nine. '
'I'I...,...;. ...i.i .
w ' J JiJ. " l,...1,rj
look up ehi, nnev , V '
crows are coming home.
crows are eouitm home
aii minima -paper asks: "How
would it sound Sir a Democrat to shout
'Hurrah for Davis?- - ft would soimrt
rpieer enough without the usual prellx
What Is that which has a mouth and
never speaks, ami a hid in which it
never sleeps? Arhrer.
Why is a solar eeHjise like a woman
Wlliliniift lwn9 l..... , .. i.t.11....
of the sua,