L P Fisher naamMM MM volume vr. ALBANY, OREQO: JUNE 6, 1874. NO. firiiiiiM win ii mil milium iimmiii in i i i ! in m i t w Written for the Register.) OLD MUMJI'S I!AH ,H(IST. BY OWL. The 9:10 Night Ktpress train oh the 0. Q. R. If; stKHl at the deit in Alden, will) steam up, waiting for President. Sunnier and two of the directors of the r.ii to arrive st the station, to take assnge in this train. At 9:20 these officers drove up in a carriage, and alighted, when Chat ley 1 'rooks, the conductor, gave the cry " all aboard" A few of the passengers who had been lounging around the depot, bothering the station agent and telegraph operator with, meaning less quest ions, on hearing the above, . sprang aboard with more haste than elegance. A young lady ran towards the locomotive and said to the engi neer : " Jack, crt n't I take a ride with you to-night on 1 old 32 ' I am going up the road with Father?" The engineer turned aionnd, and greeting the young lady, said : " Yes, certainly, Alice ; but please jump aboard, for we are 10 minutes behind already, and only have six millutes to make Westfield for the down express." Just then the condector called, out, " Jack, for Gods sake are yon never going to start ? We'll run into the down train sure as J" Then turning to the young lady said : " Alice, you. cannot ride on the engine to-night You will have to come in the coach." On bearing this. Jack Miller, the engi-eer, replied: "Charlie, Alice can ride on the engine and will; so you better be getting alioard if you go with us." Suiting the action to the word, lie pit ded the throttle and the engine bounded away so quick that lirooks hardly had time to spring upon the platform of the last car, .muttering, "Curse Jack .Miller; I'll be even with him yet, it I have to run this train clear through the down ex. press ; he. shan't get the best of me with that girl." Charley 1 'rooks was a young man of 20, who had, by a scries of fortunate changes, risen from a brakeman to the onductorship ot the best train on the road. lie had resided in Aldeu for two vcar previous to the time our siory opens, and had become acquainted with Miss A!;ee Sumner, an only daughter of N'm. Sumner, President of the road. He was smitten by Iter charms ami beauty, and he I the acquaintance of Jade Milter, a young man of intelligence, and who was as handsome as he was strong. He was the sou of an old friend of President Sumner, and had been transferred from an Pastern Division of the road to run the express train out of A'den. He lwd licen living in Allien for nearly a year and a half previous to this time, and having been so warm'y welcomed by Father Sumner and Alice, he spent a good deal of his spare time at the house. He had liecorao interested in Alice from the first time they met; and this interest increased until at length nothing kept him from de claring his love but the know'edgc that he was poor, iid the impns sion would be he was after "Old Sumner's bank aoconnt." i Thus matters stood at the time .Mice boarded the express locomo tive for " up the road." After leaving A , nothing was said by any one on the engine till at last Jack b'ew the whistle for Westfield, when, turning around, lie exclaimed : " Thank God ! I made it and have half a minute to spare." At Westfield President Sumner and party, except Alice, a'ighted and went into the city, Alice in tending to go on to Marshlield, the next station. Just as the train was ready to start, Brooks came along and re marked, "Jack, we have 'orders to 'meet' the down mail here; but she is 10 minutes behind and we can make Marshficld for her." Miller protested against it, until at last Brooks said, "Jack Miller, I believe I run this train ; now I uninjured. Jack succeeded ip popping his train, and had they been as prompt oil the other train, no serious trouble would have ensued ; .but before Jack could "backouty" the mail train bounded into him, completely mashing " old 32," into pieces, in. juring the mail engine badly, be-ids mashig up three cation the ex. press train. Jack got one of his lower limbs broken, and the otlr mashed in a terrible manner, and also received a severe contusion in the side of his forehead, which caused him to be. come insensible. As it was he did not hear theexn'tant remarks made by Charley Brooks who, by the way, " saved his bacon " by jump ing from the train on first scent of danger and who had, just come up, saving, ' he was glad Jack got hurt, d n him j and the girl, too, she ought to be served the same way, and he hoped she would have some sense next time A ringing, scornful voice caused him to turn and he beheld Alice Snmner with her eyes fairly ablaze with indignation. It was some time before she could control her feelings sufficient to speak. At length she broke out : "Mr. Brooks, you are a great deal lower than I ever thought any human bei g capable of getting. T probably would have been killed, as you tried to serve Jayk and nie Is ith, had not Jack saved my lite by lifting me into the marsh. I charge you with this whole accident. It never would have happened had you remained at Westfield as it was vour duty to do, and so Jack told you. Here are several kilted and Jack now being son-in-law to the Railroad Company, has a sore thing, and his prospects for getting "Old Sumner's Bank Account" were never better. order you to go on ; yon are under agreat many injured." Then tum my command." Miller could not do otherwise but obey; but calling the attention of bystanders said : " Brooks, I will go on, but if any thing happens you will have to stand the blame, as its against orders." So on they went, and Jack, thinking it he was in a bad scrape the sooner he got oot the better, he " opened her out," and if they went lively before, they fairly flew along the track then. After getting within three miles of Marshfield, Jack, turning to his 6 reman, remarked : " Joe, it we were only by the 'Devils curve' salelv, I would feel easy." This I - . . A a: j. . .. . ... .. . ... i i . 4 . I curve, bearing his Satanic majesty's i name, was a dreaded pari ot the road, it being long, sharp and dan- gerous. He had scarcely got through speaking when Joe cried : " My Cod! Jack, breaks!" Jack, looking forward, saw Lite vowed that lie . would win her by fiir means if pnssible; if not, by J down mail just coming around the Ion I. i c-iirve, and not over a thousand Ho paid mmhm attentions to; yards ahead. Jack immediately Alice, wn en1 were t.oi accepted by ! " reversed " his engine,and turning her except, on occasions when it as ! quickly caught Alice ,iu his arms, impossible to do otherwise. I aHl as ' K,'e hadbeeuan, A5 L-iug a young lady of I mtant, threw her from the engine lianrfcome uppcarai ce and much j iulo a marsh (covered with rushes), s)irrt; had heard of several remarks ! al"'g, liich the road had been madPW'Brflfcks concerning iwr.and I M1'- W1F aliC" completely was onifftMtfng fiif a good- -tfppod by surprise, the act being done so tni.itQj1.im adrift; Swb mjfftW ne Pickd hereeU' P ing to one of the passengers said. " Arrest Charles Brooks, on the charge of manslaughter, preferred by me." Brooks blustered around some, and said that was all very well but he would like to see the authority for so doing. The passenger spoken to stepped forward and said " you are my pris. oner. As for authority, I will merely say I am Sheriff of W county, and was a passenger on your train from Westfield to-night." In the course of a few honrs, re lief was obtained in the shape ot a "special" train, and the dead and injured were taken to Westfield, together with the Sheriff and .Charles Brooks, his prisoner. But Alice and Jack, together with President Sumner, who joined them at Westfield, went back to Alden, where Jack recovered in the shortest possible time under the care of Alice. Charley Brooks wae charged by the Coroner's jury with the crime of manslaughter, by running, against' the orders of the Company ; and at next term ofCircuit Court was found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years WoNpEBFut MEMORiE8.There was an idiot in Edinburgh, the son of a respectable family, who had a remarkable memory. He never fa;led to go to the kirk on Snndav, and on returning home could repeat the sermon word for word, saying: "Here the minister coughed. Here he stopped to blow his nose." During the tour we made in the Highlands we met with another idiot who knew the Bible so per. fectly that if you asked him where such a verse was to be found, he could tell without hesitation, and repeat the chapter. The common people in Scotland at that time had a kind of serious compassion for these harmless idiots, because "the hand of Cod was upon them." The wise as well as the foolish are sometimes endowed with a wonder ful memory. Dr, Gregory, an eminent Edinburgh physician, one of the cleverest and most agreeable men I ever met with, was a most remarkable instance of this. He wrote and spoke Latin fluent 'y, and Somcville, who was a good Latin. ist, met with a Latin quotation in some book he was reading, but not knowing from whence it was taken asked Ins friend, Dr. Gregory. "It is forty years since I read that author," said Dr. Gregory, "but I think, you will find the passage in the middle of such a page " Som ervil e went for the biiok, and at the place mentioned there it was. TrMha of Animate. It has been well remarked by a clever author that bees are geome tricians. The cells are so construc ted as, with the least quantify of material, to have the largest sized spaces and the least possible in terstices. The mole is a meteorologist. The torpedo, the ray and the electric eel are electricians. Whole tribes of birds are ma sicians. The beaver is an architect, builder and woodcutter. He cuts down trees, and erects houses and dams. The marmot is a civil engineer. He not only builds houses, but con structs aqueducts and drains to keep them dry. '1 he ant is a soldier, and main, tains a regularta, ding army. Wasps are paper manufacturers. Caterpillars are silk spinners. The squirrel is a ferryman. With a chip or a piece ot bark for a boat, and his tail for a sail, he crosses a stream, Dogs, wolves, jackals, and many others, are hunters. Black bears and herons are fish ermen. Ants are day laborers. Monkeys are rope dancers. Rotannre of a Renbturant. A Chicago correspondent of the Troy Times says : A bit of romance recently came to my notice which has not before appeared in print. Some time in December last a girl about seventeen years of age, who at that time was serving as table, waiter in a large dining restaurant, was arrested for stealing a package of money from the pocket of a gentleman's overcoat which was hanging in the room while he was eating his dinner. At the prelimi nary examination a party swore to having seen her take the coat down and hang it up quickly agaiu ; that she soon left the rcora for a short time ; and, as the moiiey was not to be found, she was held for trial. In vain she protested that she merely moved the coat to avoid its getting soiled ; in vain with tearful eyes she offered to be searched. The circumstances were suspicious. and the officers inexorable. In the meantime the gentleman who had lost the money became interested in her history, found she was an orphan girl, and, though com paratively friendless, bearing an excellent character. Further than this, he ascertained she was of Eng. lish parentage, tha her name was the same as his own, and, to make the skay short, from evidence which he could not disbelieve that she was the daughter of his own brother, whom he supposed to have died childless in Australia several years ago. Ot course he declined prose Criminal Laws in Japan. Criminal law in Japan still seems to be administered in a home'y, easy style, free 'from the bondage to , precedent which is found necessary in countries which have been longer civi.ized. A short time aaro a man belonging to the Japanese town ot Omi was convicted of stealing, and sentenced to be hanged. Three days after the execution of the sen. tence his relatives came with a coffin and applied tor his body, but as they were putting him in the coffin the man came to life again. The relatives then attempted to cany him away, but they were stopped by the police, who again brought him before the magistrate. After much discussion it was de cided that, as the sentence had been executed, the man could not again be punished tot the same offence, and he was set tree accordingly, no one being hard-hearted enough , to point out the fact that the judge's doom had roost clearly not been carried out Again, an obedient son, living with his aged parents, had a disagreeable wife, who made the old couple very uncomfortable. The son, in order to restore the harmony of the household, poisobed his wife. This act, though dictated by filial piety, could not be over- . , looked by the authorities. The man was therefore tried for the murder and sentenced to imprison, ment for ten years, tint on cousid etation ot the circumstances, the Court decided that these should be spent in his father's house, on cor dition that he wore chains all the time. in the penitentiary, where he can ; cutiIlg her, and as lie is wealthy and have plenty of time m which to ! without near kin. he at once atv meditate on his past act? and the ranged to take her home with him. iiouwiic n:u iu uju , on nis return irom me west, paper one day: I whither he was then en route. .Married. At Alden, by the Rev. Dr. Green, Mr. John IT. Miller to Mass Alice, only daughter opportunity came When she made feeling somewhat damp but entirely of the O. Q, R. R. Co; Hon. Win. Jwmrwr, PreMlent I-when IliiflHMli The other day he, with. his newly. L aaopiea cniia so strangely brought to bhtfftartM-'riork. landi" A tnnny sort of "combined fish ing and wedding trip" that must have been which the Mormon Rep. reseutative Canntn took when he married his fourth wife. He took along (Belle Kimball say bis wives Nos. 1 aud :4, leaving Nos, 2 and 8 at honrts. Bnt' wbich of 1 and 4 fished and which P cot bait " isnhe conundrum which that happy, trio jum A petition-is being cir&latttf Salt Lake for tipDfehtof C. W. feriftet mgii&W cDiief Justice.