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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1873)
ALBANY, OREGON, APRIL 11, 1873.
Rev. Dr. Hall was sitting in his
studio one pleasant August after
noon, his thoughts intent upon his
Sunday sermon, and his mind with
drawn from earthly cares, when his
train of thoughts were rudely inter
rupted, and his attention distracted
from h's theme by the following
"Oh, Nellie, where are you
you'd ought to have been there
just the stunningest fellow !"
Then a sound of running feet, and
pretty soon he heard his daughter
"Is that you, Maggie?"
"Yes, come down quick; I've
got something to tell you."
"I'll be there in half a jiffy."
Then a door opened and shut,
and in a tew minutes,
"What do you think, as I was
coming over here, there was just
the stunningest fellow, and right in
front of me. Just as I got opposite
the new church, my music roll slip
ped and every paper iu it fell on the
"Gracious me! T should have
"And so I was, but it was so
ridiculous that I almost died a
''Well, that fellow, do you think,
stopped, turned round and helped
me to pick them up. I was all
liunky dory then. He walked as
far as here witli me, and I thanked
him of course," etc., etc. "You
know how 'tis yourself."
The good doctor scratched his
liead. Could that be his Nellie,
whom he had thought so lady-like?
lie opened the door softly, a little
crack, thinking, no donht, that he
had a right to play the part of a
listener to so strangely mixed j
a conversation, and in his own
Very soon it was continued, this j
time his daughter commencing the
"There, how's that for high?"
"Oh, isn't that sweet, how much j
was it?" ,
"Only five dollars cheap
"Yes, 'tis indeed ; but you said
you were going to have pink, but
this is blue."
"Nevermind; it's all the same
The Doctor peeped in to see what
they were talking about and Miss
Nellie was exhibiting her new bon
net to the admiring gaze of her
"It's raging hot here."
"Well, t don't know as I can
make it any cooler," said Nellie,
looking round, I Vpose father'd kid
me if I opened a door." Her father
had requested her the day before to
keep the door closed.
"1 guess its time tor m to ab
wpiatulate," said .Maggie, rising.
"Don't tear yourself away. -ro
you going to the lecture to-night?''
" Yes. I had a staving old time
fast Tuesday night."
"George Saunders said he should
go home with vou to-night.!'
"Did he? Well, he'd better speir
"That's so. If there's anything
I hate, 'lis the boys bothering
round ; they ought to b? put in a
barrel and ted through the buny j
hole, until they arc old enough to
"I must bid you a fond adieu
now. I've got thousands of errands
1 "Well, good-bye."
"Oh, the dickens, 1'Vo left' my
"Here it is."
"Npw. good-bye, be1 sure ami
" Yes, good-bye."
Then the door olosed, and Nellie
went up stairs.
The doctor was surprised but not
too much so to think of a plan that
would be likely to cure the unfor
tunate hid it into which his daugh
ter had fallen. 'The plan was dis
cussed with the young lady's moth
er and adopted. The time for tea
had arrived, and when all were
fairly seated at the table Mrs. Hall
said, "My dear sir, will you have
' "In half a jiffy, madam."
Nellie looked up, but her father
took no notice.
"Really this cake is quite stun
ning," went on the doctor, as solemn
as a judge. Just then his napkin
fell to the floor. "Gracious, I'm
con-dumbfounded," ejaculated the
doctor, getting "it a little wrong.
Nellie gazed at her father in perfect
"My dear, this sauce is staving.
Where did you buy it?"
"I made it," said his wife, cooly.
"Oh, well, it's all the same in
Nellie dropped her knife and
"You must give me some money
to give the butcher to-morrow
morning, said Mrs. Hall.
"You'll have to spell 'ability'
first," growled the doctor, savagely.
Then suddenly taking out his
handkerchief, he gave his nose a
tremendous blow. "There," said
he' "how's that for high?"
"I know how 'tis myself," meekly
replied his wife. This capped the
climax. The knowledge that her
father must have heard the after
noon conversation, was too much
for Nellie. Sho burst into tears
and left the room. The sago doc
tor nodded wisely to his wife, and,
when she got out of hearing, ex
claimed : 'There wile, I guess we
shall hear no more slang phrases
The doctor was right, for Nellie
A. Slgbt With IMmtea.
THE ENEMY RECEIVED WITH BOTU
IMG TAB AND BROKEN GLASS
HORRIBLE HCTC1IERY TIMELY
ARRIVAL OF A.V ENGLISH GUN
BOAT FIFTY PIRATES KILLED
A DRVM-HEAD- COURTMARTIAL
HANGS THE PRTSON K RS-A SQUARE
MEAL FOR THE SIIAUK8,
From the Bouibuy tiiwettcv October nth.
The Mdesisehe. Zeitttny prints
the following extract from a letter
of a young Silesian, who is now
sailing on boawi the Bremen bark
On Monday, tha 19th of Febru
ary, 172, at 5 a. m., we raised .
anchor and left the Bombay Harbor
with a moderate breeze blowing.
The pilot left us at 3 p. m.
Our passage over the 19 degrees
which separate Rombay from the
line lasted one and a halt months,
as toi weeks we had. the most tedi
ous cairns. We kept always altout
one degree from- the coast, and had'
reached the tenth degree of latitude
when one night our attention was
attract! by three Dachunkcn,
which tboked somewhat suspicious.
The Captain at once took them tor
pirates. As, however, there was a
steady breeze blowing, we hoied to
effect our escape.
CLEARING THE DECKS.
riAirtiiuately, in the morning
the wind died away , but of the three
boat on y one remained within
sights which, however, gradually
crept up to us, as we could see
through our glass it was moved by
long oars It then became appar
ent that a fight would be unavoid
able, and our Captain made at once
the necessary preparations for it.
As we had come via .Montevideo to
Bombay, we had no cannon, not
even a single gun on board, the
Captain's small six-barreled revol
ver being the only thing in the
shape of arms wo possessed,
WITHIN SHOT RANGE.
As we numbered, all hands told,
only eighteen, and each of the ene
my's boats contained about four
times as many, our prospects were
very gloomy indeed. So far we
could only see one boat, the other
two being out of sight. It was
about 2 o'clock p. m. when the first
boat came within shooting distance,
and kept astern of us, evidently
waiting tor "the other boats to come
up. They had not long to wait,
for through the g'ass ffc eonld FCC
that one was coming )m front of
us and the other from fbe starboard
side. The one that hadkept astern
now opened tire upon us, which
however, did us no harm, except
that our compass-bo was damaged,
and a few shots went into the rig
ging. "ALLAH f ALLAH !"
In the meai.eime, the boat com
ing nearer and nearer, the Captain
had ordered the deck to lie covered
with boiling tar, and while this re
mained liquid, we had studded
it with broken glass; of course we
had then to put on boots ourselves
to avoid cutting our feet. What
the Captain foresaw", happened; tor
when, after the first boat had come
alongside, the pirates boarded the
ship, crying "Allah! Allah!" and
came rushing toward us, they broke
down as they had their feet lacer
ated by the glass. When the Cap
tain looked over the side to see how
many there were in the boat, q iite
a shower of spears weut over our
heads. Te of us, amongst whom
I was, had hatchets, while the
others had hand-axes; we divided
our force one-half forward, the other
THE BUTCHERY BEGINS
In the next moment we were right
against them, and the most horrible
butchery commenced. In the mean
time the second boat had come near
and placed itself under our bow;
from the cries we heard we knew
that there, also, a hand-to-hand
tight had commenced with our men.
Of our division only four were left
standing, and of the one fighting
forward, only six; all, however,
moii! or less dangerously wounded.
I was suffering more-or less from a
spear wound in the left shoulder.
Slowly, and fightiug tor every inch
of ground, we withdrew toward the
stern, where we made barricades of
our boats while the Malays cut off
the heads of the dead, tied them
together by the hair, and hung them
over their shoulders
RELIEF IN SIGHT.
The Captain was sending shot
after shot into the crowd. We
were well nigh despairing, tor what
would become of us when the third
lsat would arrive? Then, when the
cloud of smoke was driven away by
a sudden gust of wind, we were de
lighted to see a steamer coming up,
which, a moment afterward, opened
tiro upon the third boat, which sunk
alter a few shots. The pirates
jumped into the water and tried to
save themselves by swimming; but
we saw that the boats fronr the
steamer were lowered, and began
to chase after them-, while the
steamer herself came in full speed
toward us. As soon as we sawthis
we picked up courage again, and,
with a thundering hurrah,.we threw
ourselves once more upon those
pirates who still remained on board,
and cut down whoever came iu our
way. I then received- another
wound in my right-arm.
Til E GUNBOAT'S; WORK.
The steamer fjwhich . turned out
to be an English gunboat, carrying
six guns) had. overrun the boat
lying under our bow, the same
having been left unguarded, and
then weut alongside the other one,
i tfie occupants of which were mostly
I on board our ship. The few that
weie left in change-tried to row off
with the boat, but a few well-aimed
shots from the steamer soon dis
patched them. The surgeon from
the steamer attended to our wounds,
as all of ns, with the exception of
the Captain, were wounded, and
ten dead, among the latter the first
TEN PIRATES HANGED TOGETHER.
After we had rested a little, we
threw the dead bodies of the pirates
overboard (about fifty)! The pris
oners were all condemned by a
Court-martial to be hanged, and
the crew of the steamer made the
necessary preparations to carry out
the sentence. Ropes were attached
to the yards of the steamer and our
ship, the nooses were put around
the necks of the prisoners one pull,
and ten bodies were hanging high
in the air. Our Captain engaged
twelve sailors trom the steamer, as
we were all disabled, and at about
6 o'c'ock, a breeze springing up, we
left the battle-field behind us.
BURYING THE DEAD.
The steamer kept near us during
the first night, and left us only after
providing us with arms and ammu
nition and kindly gave up her
surgeon to us. The next morning
we buried our dead, viz., the first
mate, the first carpenter, seven sail
ors and one boy. I remained disa
bled for eight weeks, as the siear
had gone clean through my shoul
der. Eight of the bodies of our
comrades were without heads, which
some of the pirates had most likely
taken with them when they jumped
overboard. However, they can
hardly have got tar with thei.., as
the boats of the steamer and also
some sharks followed the swimmers
and finished them oft" rapidly. The
bodies of the pirates were horrid
to look at, as most of them had
A Dinner lor n Poor Boy.
The Brooklyn Eagle tells this
good- story of how a "poor boy"
stuffed. and his benefactor suffered :
"I hain't had nothin' to eat for a
hull day, aud i hain't got a cent.
I'm from Philadelphia."
This was the pitiful story told to
contractor Magill by a stout, hearty
looking by, the possessor of a re
markably fine row of teeth.
"Why don't you go to work?"
asked the contractor.
"I'm willin', but 1 oWt git any
work,' the boy answered.. Then
he shed a few tears. .
Mr. Magill looked -sharply at the
boy tor a moment, then he sat down
and wrote the following note to
Colgan, proprietor; of Che Bask
Mn Colgan: Ret kind enough
to give the bearer a good dinner,
and charge inuto me.
.1 amks Magill.
R. S. Give him-all he wants. .
The bojv with tears of gratitude
st reaming from his eyes, took , the
note-and left for Colgan's. When
he reached there he presented Ma.
'She bo? .was told to sit down to
av table. "Ilugbey the Veteran"
came oveMo take his order.
"Give me a plate of quail on
toast, with mushrooms,? said the
" Yo have a fine mouth tor quail,"
said Hughey. He thought the
boy was chaffing. Rut Colgan
told him to take the order. The
quail-was finished in. about three
"Have some turkey?" suggested
Alderman Dunne. The boy grinned
and-ordered "roast turkey, a plate
of roast beet, and a glass of milk."
He put these things away like a
man shoveling coal. Major Horgau
advised him to unbutton his coat.
The boy did better; he took it off
and then ordered "boiled chicken,
baked potatoes, and a Saddle-rock
oyster stew." He seemed to have
grown considerably when he got
through with this, and perspired
"Can't you eat a little more, son
ny ?" asked Mr. Macaully.
"I'll try, sir," replied the boy,
meekly. Then he ordered a plate
of lamb fries, a tenderloin steak,
fixins, and a Saddle-rock oyster fry.
These articles of food disappeared
as mysteriously as the others. The
boy said he "guessed he'd finish up
with a piece of minee pie." He
seemed to enjoy the pie until he
came to a shirt button and a pieoe
of shirt sleeve.
"Look here," said the boy to
Hughey, "see what I found in this
"What do you expect to find,"
shouted Hughey. Do you think
ye ought to find a elane suit of
clothes in one mince pie?""
To-day Mr. Colgan sent the an
nexed bill to Mr. Magill :
To Thos. Colgan, dinner to Toor
Quail and toast . 75;
Roast beef. 25
Glass of milk 10
Uonst Turkey 40
Broiled chicken 10
Baked potatoes ft
Saddle-rock oyster stew 40
Saddle-rock oyster fry 40
Lamb fries 75
Tenderloin steak 7f
Mince pie..? 10
Total 4 70
M. Guizot says that Frenchmen
are skeptical on the matter of rclig
ion, but they like to see their wives
and children devout.
There is a man in Savannah,
who, the other day, went and paid
for twelve bottles of wine and then
went home and scolded his wife
because the milk bilt was so large.
There are said to be 10,000 chil
dren in the streets of New York,
who live by begging.
Lord Lytton was the richest lite
rary man of modern times.
Mrs Mercy Worth died at Ray
ville, Ocean county, N. J., last
week, at the age of 103 years. She
had 91 grand-children and 20 great
A despairing young woman threw
herself headlong down the shaft of
a coal mine, sixty-seven feet deep,
in Kuightville, ind., on the 3d in
stant. She struck upon the oak
platform and was instantly killed.
John Clement, of Rock Island.
111., will ncverstick his right thumb
up to his nose and wiggle his fingers
in derision again, owing to his
familiarity with a buzz saw.
A Missouri woman said she gave
a railroad conductor a ten dollar
bill ; he said it was a two ; she in
sisted ; he persisted ; she persisted;
she took out a revolver and snapped
it; and he gave her the eight dollars
balance, not wishing to have any
dispute with a lady.
The Rev. A. J. Potter, Meth
odist circuit preacher out on the
Texas frontier, does not rely on the
"sword of the spirit" for defense
against the redskins. He rides a
Hue horse and carries a Winchester
ride, a six-shooter, and a cartridge
belt with forty rounds of ammuni
tion. The "New Boston," which is to
rise on the ruins of the old, is to be
built on five avenues converging so
as to enter into the square around
Railroad conductors in Illinois
seem to be a facetious set of beings.
A party of school girls lately set
out from the village of Ludlow on
an excursion, and the tremendous
funny man who had charge of the
train on which they rude, locked
fifteen of them into a oar and
sw tched it off on a side track and
left it there.