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SATURDAY, JUMB 6, 1874.
Rochefort, the ttanmuuist.
The San Francisco Chronicle
hM a reporter to interview Henri
lfochefort, the noted French
Communist and editor ot La Lan
ternc, during his recent tripi the
overland train from Salt Lake, and
from the report given we copy as
Rochefort is a man who would
be recognized at first sight as of a
remarkable character. He stands
about six feet high, and a pair ot
broad, massive shoulders are sur
mounted by a head of unusual size.
Every feature is clearly and dis
tinctly cut His nose is large and
long. His lips are somewhat thick
but not enough so to render them
unusually prominent. His eyes are
the most wonderful part of the face.
They are blue not that liquid,
melting blue which one is accustom,
ed to see every day, but a color
peculiar to itself. They are never
still They roam restlessly about
and rest upon every object within
reach, almost at every moment.
They do not aparkle they are not
even brilliant. They are simply in.
tense in their expression. When
they rest upon you they seem to bui n.
They are eyes which seem to pene
trate to your very soul and force
from it the hidden secrets which you
have sworn to keep. These eyes
once seen can never be forgotten.
The head of Rochefort is covered
with a thick casing of halt-curling
hair, which he wears cut very close.
Originally, it was brown, but trouble
and care have sown silver threads
iu the tresses, which give to it not a
gray but a dappled complexion. On
his lip grows a very thin and very
sligutmuatache, silvered like bis hair,
and his chin depends the mere shad
ow "of a goatee. The cheek bones
are very prominent and very high,
and the face, taken altogether, is
what an Englishman would call in
tellectual, a Frenchman Spirituele.
Rochefort is a massive man, as
above stated, but he is not a stately
man, for he is ungainly in his walk,
and toe entire contour is anything
but graceful. His feet are very
large, judging by his boots, and
his legs are very long. When he
walks it ia with stooping, cat-like
gait, which is anything but pleas
antry suggestive, White his pierc
ing Woe eyes are roaming around,
and he creeps noiselessly along, the
spirit of Communism is almost pain
fully apparent n his every motion.
Yon admire the man, yet you can
but tear him. In repose, when qui
etly chatting, Henri Rochefort ap
pears ft King among men; but
when be moves, we cannot help a
feeling of relief thai there are others
besides this powerful man within
THK ml TRAVELING COSTUME.
When tfc reporter first greeted
the distinguished refugee lie wore a
light overcoat, stripf pants look
ing as'ff they were made for even a
larger, man-Htotf Iigfit fett hat.
When be eujeredtbo sleeping
he threw off to overcoat and dis
closed ftogoat, wbfch
fitted ir$ mfofrbb, Re wore ft
fret with Uwj rtRMnd ft HtwaV
i isaNi' sii'sfllnTi (ami down i
at the ends. This completed the
outfit ot the man from New Cal
edonia. It was not the outfit of a
fugitive, tbr Rochefort. has plenty of
money, and in the height of his
power he was never known to dress
well. He was always neat, as he
was yesterday, but that is all. He
says,that a man should bond his
energies to something nobler than
the decoration ot the body, and his
time is to much employed in the
service ot mankind to allow him
to waste it on tailors and hairdress
ers. PRISON LIKE AT NEW CALEDONIA.
Rooheftrt Yea, I left France.
There were 150 of us, and we were
at sea four mouths. There was a
plot to secure my escape, but I
wouldn't go witLout my comrades.
Well, we got to New Caledonia.
The Governor kept me in prison one
day. Then he gave me the liberty
of the deporte. Mr. Pain, M.
Grousset and myself. We lived to
gether ina little house that the
Government bui It tor us. We swam
iu the day time and fished at night.
I wrote to my daughter in Switzer
land, just More I escaped ,that some
day I should take a swim to her.
Yon see my prophecy is being fulfill
ed. Well, they treated us as well
as we could expect. We three lived
together and refused to see any one.
All the time we were laying our
plans for the grand swim, which
came at last, at last !
HOW THKY ESCAPED.
Reporter And the grand swim,
Rochefort Yes! (excitedly) the
grand swim ! I am going to tell
you about it, Monsieur. We have
kept it very quiet, but it is all very
good now I am going to tell you.
We had it all arranged with the
captain of the P. C. E. 10 take us to
Sydney for 1,800 francs. That
was all the money we had with us,
and to have more sent would have
looked suspicious. The ship's boat,
was to meet us half way behind the
rocks, which would hide the embar
kation. We swam under water,
from rock to rock, and all the time
we could hear the guards on shore
talking to each other. A h ! c' etait
tin moment terrible I Eh bien !
C et paene ! We reached the boat
and got on board, and We were far
at sea before they missed us. It was
so common for us 'to go in swim
miug, you know ! (smiling)
Reporter Did. the captain know
you at that time ?
Rochefort Not at all. He rec
ognized me afterward by a picture
and threatened to take us back. 1
promised him 10,000 francs the mo.
roent we readied Sydney, and he
took as along. At Sydney I tele
graphed for money and paid him the
10,000 francs. So my freedom has
cost me just 11,800 francs ($3,938
Reporter -Weil, Mr. Rochefort,
yon do not regret the expenditure ?
Rochefort Oh, no ! I have de-
voted all my lite to the freedom ot
others. I devoted one day and 12,
000 francs to my own.
Good flour is retailing iu Pres.
cott, Ai'zona, at $8, per barrel.
bacon is retailing at thirty cents per
pound; eggs are scarce, and selling
at seventy-five cents per dozen ;
butter is worth 1 1 per pound.
An escaped convict at Salt Lake
recently returned to. the convict en-
near Jordon river, and
Wkaw&w to the Wardam.
Certain practical scientists have
a positively diabolical ingenuity in
the discovery of things to worry
people's minds. Sir Duncan Gihbs,
for instance, who has recently read
before the British Ethnological As
sociation a formidable paper demon,
stinting that a pendant epiglottis
and existence beyond the age of
seventy are incompatible. With a
vertical epiglottis life may be pro
longed to the extreme of old age.
Lords Palmerston, Lyndhnrst,
Campbell and Brougham was cited
as instances of the fortunate oi.es
who were possessed of vertical epi
glottii. Methuselah, also, undoubt
edly had orte of that sort ot attuuh
ments, although the rather meager
biographies of htm extant omit
mention of the Ik. Of course,
everybody who reads this will go
rushing about tor medical books to
know what his epiglottis is, and
where io fumble for it, and will
then get to staring mirrors out ot
countenance in vain efforts to deter
mine whether it is pendant or ver
tical. . . i .
Governor Dix of New York, if
he consents to become a candidate
tor re-election, will have, it is be
lieved", tlie largest majority ever
given to a Governor in that State.
Seymour positively declines to run
against him, offering the plea of a
desire to retire from public lite, but
in reality, no doubt, realizing the
hopelessness of the contest. Al
ready friends ot Governor Dix are
beginning to urge his name as a
candidate for the Presidency, and
should ho carry New York with
the strength which is anticipated,
this farther honor will doubtless be
offered him by the Republican
It is really surprising to see the
wild and reckless bate displayed
in our govermental affairs the
mad impetuosity with which our
national legislators rush business
through their hands. For instance,
August 8, 1786, the Continental
Congress voted a monument to the
memory ot that gallant and able
gentleman, Gen. Nathaniel Greene,
of Rhode Island, " in honor of his
patriotism, valor and ability ." May
12, 1874 only 87 years and 9
months afterward Congress adop
ted a concurrent resolution directing
the location ot a site for an eques
trian statue of Gen. Greene, iu con
formity with the resolution ot 1786.
It may astonish the effete and fossi
lized old fogy despotisms of Europe
to see us doing things with such
velocity, but it does'nt take away
the breath, of our fast American
people. iThy, it will not surprise
us to sec the statue erected before
The sewing machine manufactur
ing companies have a powerful ring
which is at present making des
perate endeavors to obtain an ex.
tension of the patents by which
they enjoyed a monopoly ot their
very profitable busiuess during
twenty-one years. According to
some calculations tecently made by
the Scientific American, it ap-
peared that the three firms of
Wheeler & Wilson, Grove?. &
Baker ami I. M. Singer, realized
an actual profit of$18,723,600 dur
ing the year 1872 on their sales of
sewing machines, tins cannot be
wondered at when we learn that
the actual cost of making the ma
chines is on an average.? 11 88 each,
and that their retail prices range
from $55 to $1 20. The seven years
extension will, it obtained, give the
companies ft harvest of millions
above the largest limits 0f legiti
mate profit and shovJd be refused.
Eaoiigh money bat been, oftd out
at these sftieita
"SMALL BCXlGrXCTS ACT1
THANKFUL TO AN APPRECIATIVE PUBLIC FOR THEIR GENEROUS AN I)
unfailing support In the past, Kinl hnnefnlof h eontlnumice ami enlargement or
sumers In Linn county, to our well msorled and carefully purchased stocks of goods
nt the above points, comprising full and
Complete Iines of all Classes
of goods usually ktpt In Country Stores. Lack of time mid space precludes any at
tempt to specify ; but .we. are determined to maintain unit add to our reputation for
keeping the uiost complete Country Store In Linn comity, and will only sny In conclu
sion, that our House at Shedd will lie found to contuin, at all times, more nearly
3rextxLxxs KTeetfLeca. on a Farm
than ever before-and as we have not been In the post, neither will we be In the future,
undersold by any honorable dealer.
he sinne In the future, we desire through
A. WHEELER S? CO.,
SHEDD and PEORIA,
Dealers in General Merchandise,
Machinery, Wagons. Lumber, Shingles, Ac.
Bills for building ntniHhed to order at lowest rate. Forwarding and
Commission Merchants. jT llifhett market rates in Cash lor
IV All Kindt or Merchantable
shedd and Peoria. Linn county, Oregon.
FTJRN I TtJH.ES.
GRAF & COLLAR,
Manufacturers and Dealers In
OF ALL KINDS.
UVHEU'S, HE1MTEADS, TABLES,
I.IH WKS, SOf lS. NPHIIIO
BED, CHAIRS, ETC,
Always on hand or made to order on the
FCUMTCRE repaired exK-ditiousl,v and
at fair rates.
Our Factory is on Water street, at foot of
Lyon.adjoinlmr AlthouseAOo.'s Planing
1011, where we Invite our friends and the
public to call and examine our sloek of
Salesroom at Drug Store of A. Cut-other
tc Co., First street.
Albany, Feb. 38, 1874-25
OLD STOVE DEPOt.
COOK, PAULOlt AND HOX,
Of the beat patterns.
ALSO I TIM, SHEET IRON An OP
And the usual assort men t of furnishiny
(is to be obtained in a tin store.
Repairs neatly and promptly exeented,
m reasonable terms.
Short reckoning make longrrlends,
BLAKK DEEDS, MORTGAGES, ETC.,
on hand West style anfl fo sale
this medium to dill the a tent ion of con
Latest and improved style,
Call at (he Register Office.
Call at the Register Office.
TWO LOTS ON CORNER OF WATER
X and Ellsworth (rtreets, In this city, on
which there is n KOOd dwelling-house con
taining live rooms ; there Is a large wood
shed and other outbuilding, a splendid
well of water, etc.. The property la female
on reasonable terms. For f mtherpartkm
lars inquire, on the premises: of
MRS. S. HVTfHIKH.
Albany, February 21, T-tf
THE COPARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
existing between the undersigned, 1
tlili day dissolved by mutual consent.
Messrs. L. E. Rial nam! J. Barrows retiring.
The business will hereafter buonndiintS
Lby 8. K. Toting.
au persons Having nnsettled business
with the trndertumed. will nleaaa mil at
tlieir earliest convenience.