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ALBANY, OREGON'. DECEMBER 13, 1873.
!.; ! RMEH IIIIOWS.
pCSCMliKD 'i i THE PATRONS OF
UY I .KNK J. HAI.I
From the Iftmvf W. '' fcrmMP
Brown came Inline with a look of
lie threw hi hat on the floor, ami
dinped in his old splint-bottomed
He vrijiwl the sweat from his dripping
brow, ainl pulled out In- old Jack
He whittkd away tu himself, awhile.
anil called ro hi- little wife.
From her quaint him) t :ly kilch n, slut
nine through tin- oeii door;
Willi her sleeves pinned over lu r
shoulders a. id her skirt pinned
6he looked a- faded; wrinkled and
wrnu as the fo (Id ot her gingham
When she saw tlx haggard and hope
less look-on the f'ice of farmer
Then. flown ti lier rocking -chair she
sank, in a sort of a helpless way.
Nor okc one word, but looked and
H -timed t lieur what he might
"Hannah I'm sick a lirtfl' heiv, an' a
wrkin' from spring to tall
A rat-in t at .is an' corn to sell, that
rioft't bring tmthhr at all.
Ilere we. Iia.e worked together for
forty years, like a jwir of slaves.
An1 tint oM utnrtftgt ain't lifted yet.
that 1 owe to Gideon Graves,
fhe judgment utftf $ dttaeoil Dunn's
will in lie a f.illin' due.
An' wh the money's a coming
from, why, 1 can't tell, nor you.
I'm kept in sech a worry and fret, by
all oi these cort A' thing,
That I have to sell the stuff that 1
rii. rite oil" for what it brings.
It co-ts so much tor mv taxes now,
an' in keep the wolf away,
That I havu't no chance to make a
cent, an that is what's to pay.
Hannah, we've both on us grown old.
an' our children all are gone.
There is no one now that is left aj
home, fur us to depend upon.
I tin 't as strong as 1 "used to be, nor
as able to work I know,
Cut I've got to set tbesfl matte; s
square, an' the farm' II have to go.
"Half o' the world lives idle, with
plenty to eat an' wear.
An' the ones who work the hardest
have often the least to spare.
The farmers work till their forms are
bent, an' their hands are hard atf
The workmen delve In the ihtst an'
smoke o' the workshops in the
The sturdy sailors bring to our chores
the wealth n' foregn lands,
Au' the other half o' the world subsists
by the work o' these liardcned
Au' this is one o' the reasons why I
tau't iy what 1 owe;
While you an' 1 are a gettiu' old, an'
tlie tartn'll have to go.
"I've worked in the woods in the
winter time. "I've plowed an'
sowed in the spring.
I've hmd mi' dug through summer
and fall, an' I havu't made a thing.
6ometime 1 lie awake all night, au'
worry, an' fuss, an' fret.
An' irver a single wink o' sleep, nor
a bit o' rest I get.
I think o' our gi own up children, an'
the life they've jest begun
They've got to hoe the same liard row,
as you an' I have done.
I think o' the politicians, an' the way
that they rob an' steal,
An' the more I think o' farmtn,' the
poorer it makes me feel I,
The spuculntois buy up our cheese, our
butler, our wool an" bay;
An' they sell 'em again for more'n
twice a;iuuch at they had to pay.
They bleed us in transportation, tliey
fleece' Us everywhere:
They cheat ht on our provisions an'
the wry c'nthi we wear.
They live in tla'ir l"fty houses, on the
he t that can he fiMind.
Their wives wear dazzlln' diamonds,
an' tla-lr children loal around.
In tlie summer, fluey go to tlie sea
shore, an' the springs to make a
An' that is the way our hnfti r an'
cheese an' our corn an' 'tatersgo.
We work in the sun all summer, raise
turnips an' corn on shares,
That tlie railroads an' politicians may
cheat us an' put on airs.
They earn1 'he reins o' power, au'
will till we Illl our graves.
They rule ami ruin the markets, an'
we are a pack o" slaves.
What's to be ulna," (JikI olily knows.
I've failed in many ways.
In tryhi" to lay a lectle by to ease my
I never have been a shirtless man. I've
figgcrcd, I ve worked an trieil.
While the old farm's heeu a ruuniii'
dowii, since the day that lather
I've borrowed money toriay my debts,
au' I've watched the interest
Till it fairly got ihe start o' me, an'
the f.irm'll have to go.
Then the little wife of farmer Brown
stood up upon the floor.
And she looked at him in a kind of
way that -he had never liefore.
The furrows tied from her shriveled
cheeks and her face, grew all
7 w. r.r will sign the deed, John, an'
Ihe lann shall . go.
There's jest one t hi ag to lie done as
sure a you au' I are horn.
You mu-t join the (iHAKOK an tote,
John, if you would sell your com:
Hope an' prayer are good. John, tor
the man who digs an' delves.
But Heaven will never help us, John.
miles- we lielp ourselves.
I aint as ehippe. an' smart, an' spry,
nor as strong a -1 used to he, "
But I've g it a ); ' spunk, John,
when it's started up in uie.''
Over th" old man's furrowed face, the
tears began to llow.
He never had felt more proud and
strong, since their wedding long
A golden gleam ot heavenly hope
Illumed hl soul's despair.
And. kneeling down on tlie time-worn
floor, both bowed their heads in
Rocoil on Our "Sunset." In
April last, while the Hon. 8. S. Cox
was linking a tly'ng visit to tlie seenes
of his hoyhood in Ohio, ' lie attended
church, as all good Coxes do on Sun
day, and be listened to a sermon from
the following text: "As a servant
earnestly deslretli the shallow. "Job,
chapter' 7. verse 2. Tlie venerable
preacher began by saying be I tad seen
a picture Illustrating the text, which
represented a slave looking toward
the west, waiting for the end of tlie
day's work. It was entitled "Longing
for Sunset." llow he "improved"
that text ! He called on tlie worthies
of both Testameift': pictured Jacob's
liWlny for Joseph, and old Simoon's
desire to go. "since his eyes were
made glad." He impressed the
thought that life was a struggle, and
no man should desire to go. "Work
was to lie done. And yet we should
look and long for sunset.' When tlie
heart breaks and sorrow is too painful,
and suicide tempts, and the soul longs
for 'sunset.' we should remember that
sunset is only the vestibule of sunrise."
But how he perorated! "When the
river is reached, tlie swoolleu flood
passed, and heaven attained, there will
he unshadowed joy. for tliere is tu
Sunset' in heaven!"
The editor of Ihe MiitoHltm says his
"lines have been cist in pleasant
places," because somebody sent him a
lot of sauer kraut. It don't take much
to make an editor "as happy as a big
sim-flower." B..t llw Mimmlia man
thinks lie can live on the smell of that
kraut after Its body lias departed.
to kal Orrimn Wants.
From tlm Oregon Sinn:' n' or, Oct. 1.1, 184ft.)
"She wants a ieedy settlement of
the boundary question, and tlie Imme
diate exteush, at of the jurisdiction of
tlie United States over her citizens and
territory. She wants a develo'pinent
of her resources, only to establish the
fact that she possesses within herself
lis; mean of weilth and greatne--. in
a most eminent degree. Tlie steamer
upon her magnificent rivets the locn
motive upon Iter productive plains
WiHlld he to her as blessings, and could
not tail to afford a most gratifying re
turn to the enlerpri-htg capitalist who
would so cstabli-h them. The peculiar
circumstances under w hich she labors
at present, and lifls long continued to
labor her (event origin Imt remote
ness from tlie highly civilixil and great
commercial nations ot the world do
not permit her to shttW her own capa
bilities to the extent lliat -he so ard
ently desires. s slie hlame.ible. then,
in asking for aid. when her only cap
ital is a lew articles (if her own pro
unction when there are miles and
miles of her own rich soil yet unbroken
by her husbandmen when there is
scarcely CompetWilli enough in her
market to create au encouragement
for labor!' Under her mild skies,
agreeable and healthy climate, and the
numerous advantages which nature has
lavished iimii her. she still exerts her
self and receives satisfaction from the
feeling that her efforts will not go un
rewarded. The garden is blooming in
tlie waste and her noble forests bow
before the w ill of her people.
Such are some of tlie pressing neces
sities of Oregon. Shall we close, how
ever, without saying a word forwfwe
tfim the agent that opens to man the
noblest anil most extensive field of
action, utility and goodness;'' Oh.'
Immeasurably almvc and beyond all
things. Oregon wants the means ol
keeping ignorance oi of her borders
of giving her children that knowl
edge which is power, jn order that tliey
may giow up in ihe full stature of
manhood and perform their unties.
maintain theirrights. and i- eo-iatior-ers
in the great work, of human Im
provement. let linr United Stares'
donations to this leniiory lie lils-ml
for ihe successful establishment of puft.
lie KCiiU'ilr, and the gratitude of unborn
ages will Is- their ineeq.
We may resume liils subject again,
when Mine and space will penult us
lo do it better service.
Bev. UlWtHVIUI HIllVI.
The Statemtrm of the 10th has the
following notice of the late KeV, Gus
tavus Iliiies .
Bev. Gustavus Ilines died yesterday
at his residence in tliis city, after ii
lingering illness of two years. He
was Imrii in Wyoming county, Xew
York, in IS09. He came to Oregon a
missionary in 1332. when this country
was a wilderness, and jointly occupied
by the English and the United States
Government He remained here a
faithful missionary until lHli. when
he returned with his family home to
New York by the way of China, mak
ing a voyage around the world. He
removed to the western part of New
York for eight years, doing the work
of a Methodist itinerant minister. In
1353 he came back to Oregon with bis
family, making the tour across the
plains. He arrived here in I be ant. .inn
of 1853, where lie has since remained
in the active work of the ministry
until a little more than two years ago.
while stationed at Oregon City lie was
attacked with a disease of the lungs,
which placed him on the superRniMted
list, and of which he died in great
peace, December Wh. Mr. nines had
Ihe confidence and esteem ol all who
knew him, especially those who knew
him best, He had a reputation without
reproach, and received the highest en
dowment of his own church, by which
he was delegated to the General Con
ference in 18113. He was a prudent
man, safe counselor, a good preacher
and most excellent citizen. He has
left his impress upon the institutions
of the Pacific Coast.
A Western paper says that Ix'tty
Hough will never lecture any more in
public. She has made a permanent
engagement. His name is Gregory.
I'tty lectured last winter on 'Pop
ping the Question," telling how it
ought to be done. Gregory did it.
This illustrates the advantages of the
scientific education of w omen.
In the Senate a joint resolution lias
been offered pre-posiug an amendment
to the Constitution of the United
States for the election of United States
Senators by tlie people.
Martin Walker has been appointed
United States Judge for tlw Nortlieru
Dlstrlctif Ohio, vice Charles L. Sher
John T. Irving, the self-accnsed
Nathan murdei -i, has been sentenced
to seven year- and six mouths at Sing
Sing on a charge of burglary.
The Gommni -ealth Life Insurance
Company has d- elded to stop issuing
policies, l'olic -holders are Informed
that the tolopauv has sufficient assets
to protect its esent policy-holders,
and has made a angemeuts to trans
fer it business a far as practicable.
The Democrat of Manchester. N.
II.. clectnltlie 'tayor by 500 plurality
on the 9th. He .t'ofore' they carried
hut one ward.
Samuel O. C bb. Democrat, but
nominated hv H parties except tlie
Prohibitionists, is elected Mayor of
Bo-ton. on the 9 1:, hy a majority of
KfflHL Cti'hlnf. the Prohibitionist
candidate, had but 5'JS votes. Four
ladie were ele !ed on tlie School
II. E. Hasford eahier (br August.
Wings A Co.. br ker-!. New York. Is
missing, with scop $15,000 belonging
to the firm. H 'Tonl was formerly
President of tlie rotou Bank.
The New Ha npshire State Tem
perance Convention, on the loth,
adopteda strong prohibitory resolution
and nominated !. Juo. Blackmail
and G. D. Heald tor railroad com
uds.si(Hier. Twin babies were born in Portland,
Maine, recently, joined together like
the Siamese twins. Both died in a
The friend ot' Gen. Sickles state
thai he will, on his return to Wash
ington, form illy u-nder his resignation
as Minister to Ma Irid.
It I said Governor Burbank has
sent i'i his resignation as Executive of
M. W. Delshny, United States
Judge of Kansas has tendered his
resigiiat'uMi. Charges of being a com
mon drunkard had been preferred
against him. Senator Crozler is in
dorsed to All the vacancy.
Martin F. Conway has been indicted
tor assault with intent to kill ex-Senator
From Paris, France, under date of
the 9th. we have this; Proceeding in
the Ha, due Courr-niartial to-day were
nnustiallv Interesting, M. Lanchard.
co tnsel for the defence, read letters
from Prince Frederick Charles of
Prussia. The first road states that
Marshal BaMine never visited the
Prince's hi adquarfers during the siece.
and that the Prim saw him tlie tlrt
time after capitulation. The second
letter read expresses the highest esteem
foi Bazaine and praises him for Ihe
energy with which he prolonged the
resistance to the Prussian army.
A telegram from Fort Bridger,
Utah, on the 10th. says: A party of
ladies and gentlemen who left Pi
edmont yesterday afternoon, to attend
a dance here last night, were lost, and
their team became exhausted. The
party candied, and one of them II.
M. Mitchell, railroad agent and op
erator at Piedmont started out to find
i he fort and get aid. He got lost and
froaj to death. The rest among them
the wife of the deceased arrived
safely this morning.
At Salt Lake, on the 10th, I. N.
Whitney, a prominent mining oper
ator, w as arrested yesterday and taken
East on a requisition from tlie Gov
ernor of Michigan, on a charge of
fraud tu the sale of Eureka and Tlntic
mining stock. Requisitions are Ilere
from the Governors of other States for
Utah mining swindlers.
A lioller at tlie caudle factory at the
foot of Fourteenth street. San Fran
cisco. Oil-, exploited on tlie 9th. kill
ing one Chinaman and lujuringothers.
Oscar P. Hale, the engineer, was
thrown a distance of over twenty feet
by the force of tlie explosion, and
was probably fatally injured.
Tlie three paragraphs below are
from London, England, under date of
Dec. 1 0th:
London is again enveloped in a
dense fog. There were numerous
accidents yesterday in the streets and
the Inns, hotels and hospitals are tilled.
On the river three persons were killed.
A terrible railroad collision Is re
ported near Birmingham this morn
ing. Thirty passengers killed and
Injured. Heavy fog at the time.
Birmingham is a great railroad centre.
It is estimated as many as 300 trains
pass through the town in a day.
At the ejection at Exter yesterday
Arthur Mills (Conservative) was re
turned by 320 majority.
Tlie tight between Redwood City
and San Mateo lor tlie county-seat ot
San Mateo county, Cal., resulted In
favor of the lorm'er by eleven votes.
Besides the great consistory at Urni
on the 22d Inst., another impotoiut
consistory will be held about Ea.-fif.
On the 4th, at Casper Mill. Mendo
cino county. Cal.. a saw burst and
struck J. P. Chri-tian-ou on the
side of the bead, curt ing bis face nearlv
off. He died on the 12th.
Col. Pike, formerly of tlie S. P.
Chronicle, will Issue a neW rmper next
week, to lie called the West CYnwt Stfir,
From Eureka. Nevada, we hate
this: Mrs. Gonlifte was snow-hoima
three davs mid nights in a valley tint
side of Thirty Mile Springi. Her leann
ster. who was moving her fo Cherrf
Creek, while wallowing through tlie
snow sllmx-d under the wagon, erusaV
lug both feet, and was afterwanll
frozen and unable to protied further.
They camped there and remained three
days and night hi tie- severest ftorm
that has ever visited this section. ith
little to eat and no fine but what ibey,
kindled from boxes and pieces of tur
nitnre from the Wagon. At last Mrs.
Gonlifte bestriding one of the horses,,
made Thirty Mi'e Spring, after a liari
struggle, lusting all day and far into
tlwuiglt. During all thi Mine the
teamster with his feet mangled, was
lying helpless and alone by the road-.
side. The few hlnukets thrown around
him afforded but little protection from
the storm. As soon as Mis. Goulltte
reported at Ihe Spring, men at once
started out to rescue the teamster, who
was found alive and conveyed lo the
When, on tlie 29th of November,
the protocol was signed by Secretary
Fi b and Admiral Polo, the agreement
was conclusive, and required no en
dorse'tietit of the Governments of the
United States and Spain, as l he basis
had been previously settled by them.
The stipulation of tho time, in inner
and place for tlie surrender of the Vir
ginia and the surviving pas-eiigers
and crew. etc.. Ii reserved in the pro
tocol, which was signed on Monday.
It is understood the men will he deliv
ered to United States vcs-m-I at Santi
ago de Culm. TIm1 vessel will be de
livered at some port other than Ha
vana on Tuesday next.
The Tucson (Arizona) Wizen pub
lishes a long list of murders and thefts
committed by Apaches irom Cachise's
Beservatloii upon Mexicans. It says
that fourteen months since Cachise's
Indians treated with General Howard.
Since that time almost constant tales
have come from Sonorant't he butchery
of men. women and children, thefts ot
stock, and destruction of crops anil
other property. Agent Jeffords fold
the proprietor of the CiHitin that he
did not care how many Mexicans bis
people killed in Mexico; tint the Mex
icans deserved killing, etc. General
Howard professed sympathy for
negroes and Indians, but none tor
Following appointments for the Pa
ciflccoat have been announced : Chap
lain McAlister Is ordered to Mare Island
California. The President ha nomin
ated A. J. Smith as Surveyor Geuertd
of Montana ; William Stafford as Be
ceiver of Public Moneys, Elko. Ne
vada ; Ward C. Marcelilus as United
States Marshal for California, and
Walter Van Dyke as United States
Attorney tor California. Tlie Senate
confirmed Nathan Kimball ns Survey
or General of Washington Territory,
and W. J. Wright Postmaster at Val
lejo. Passengers from the West, on the
9th. report the snow verv deep on por
tions of the Central Pacific Railroad
requiring, in some sections, Ave en
gines to haul a single train. Still, as
vet tliere is no delav in the connection
of tlie Union Pacific at Ogden. Win
ter has commenced here in terrible
earnest. The snow is six feet deep in
the Wasatch mining canyons.
The tiller JiHtlcenhtp.
This story comes from Washington
in a dispatch dated December 4th.
Doubtless it is idle gossip such as re
porters get up when the? can do no
Tlie nomination of George II. Wil
liams as Chief Justice was to-shy re
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary,
but no further action was taken on the
subject In Executive session. It U
stated that the President tendered the
appointment to Senator Conkling. who
declined. He then wished to appoint
Caleb dishing, and retain Attorney
General Witliams In the Cabinet until
near the expiration of his Presidential
term, calculating that by that time
dishing would retire by reason of age,
and In that event lie would appoint
Williams. The proposed appoint
ment ot dishing was not considered
expedient by the Cabinet, and the
President then appointed Williams.