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A HEADLESS HORSEMAN.
X GHOST -STORY OP THE COUNTY CORK.
God speed you, and a safe journey
to you, Charley," ejaculated the master
ol the little shebeen house at Bally
hooleY, after his old friend and good
customer, Charley Culnane, who at
length had turned his face homeward
with the prospect of as dreary a ride,
and as dark a night as ever fell upon
tlie Black water, along whose banks he
was about to journey.
Charley Cuinane knew the country
-well, and moreover, was as bold and as
daring a rider as any Mallow boy that
ever rattled a four-year-old upon Drum
rue race course. He had gone to Fer
moy in the morning as well for the pur
pose of purchasing some ingredients
required for the Christmas dinner by his
wife, as to gratify his own vanity by
bavin k new reins fitted in his snaffle, in
which he intended showing off the old
mare at the approaching St. Stephen's
41 iv aunt.
Charley did not get out of Fermoy
until late : for although he was not one
of your very particular sort in anything
relating to the common occurences of
life, yet in all the appointments relating
to hunting, riding, leaping, in snort.
in whatever was connected with the old
mare, Charley, the saddler said, was
the devil to plase." An illustration of
this fastidiousness was afforded by his
going such a distance for a snaffle bri
dle. Mallow was full twelve miles
nearer Charley's farm (which lay just
three-quarters of a mile below Carrick)
than Fermoy, but Charley had quar
reled with all the Mallow saddlers, and
no one wauld content him in all partic
ulars but honest Mick Twomey, of Fer
moy, who used to assert and who will
doubt it ? that he could stick a saddle
better than the Lord Lieutenant, al
though they made him all as one as
Sing over Ireland.
The delay in the arrangement of the
Rnaffle bridle did not allow Charley
Culnane so long a visit as he had at
first intended to his old friend and gos
sip, Con. Buckley, of the Harp of Erin.
Con., however, knew the value of time,
and insisted upon Charley making a
good use of what he had to spare. " I
won't bother you waiting for water, be
cause I think you'll have enough of the
same before you get home ; so drink off
your liquor, man, it's as good Parlia
ment as ever a gentleman tasted."
Charley, it must be confessed, noth
ing loth, drank success t Con., and
success to the jolly " Harp of Erin,"
with its head of beauty and its strings
of the hair of gold, and to their better
acquaintance, and so on, from the bot
tom of his soul, until the bottom of the
bottle reminded him that Carrick was
st the bottom of the hill on the other
side of Castletown Boche, and that he
bad got no further on his road than his
gossip's at Ballyhooley, close to the big
gate at Connamore. Catching hold of
bis oilskin hat, therefore, while Con.
Buckley went to the cupboard for an
other bottle of the " real stuff," he reg
ularly, as he termed it, bolted from his
friend's hospitality, darted to thestable,
tightened his girths, and put the old
mare into a canter toward home.
Charley cantered gayly, regardless of
the rain, which, as his friend Con. had
anticipated, fell in torrents : the good
old woman's currants and raisins were
carefully packed between the folds of
his yeomanry cloak, which Charley,
who was proud of showing that he be
longed to the "Royal Mallow Eight
Horse Volunteers," always strapped
before him, .nd took care to never de
stroy the military effect by putting it
Noth withstanding that the visit to the
jolly M Harp of Erin " had a little in
creased the natural complacency of his
mind, the drenching of his snaffle reins
began to disturb him, and then followed
s train of more anxious thoughts than
even were occasioned by the dreaded
defeat of the pride of his long antici
pated turn-out on St. Stephen's day.
In an hour of good-fellowship, when
is heart was warm, and his head not
over cool, Charley had backed his old
mare against Mr. Jepson's bay filly
Desdemona, for a neat hundred, and he
felt sore misgivings as to the prudence
of the match.
He now arrived at the bottom of Kil
enmmer Hill, and his eye fell on , the
old walls that belonged, in former
times, to the Knights Templars; but the
silent gloom of the ruin was broken
only by the heavy rain which splashed
and pattered on the grave-stones. He
then looked up to- the sky to see if there
-was, among tne ciouas, any nope lor
mercv on his new snaffle reins : and no
among the clouds, any hope
sooner were his eyes lowered tnan his ; ghastly delight.
attention was arrested by an object so I Faith, and that's what I'd do," re
extraordinary 88 almost led him to j sponded Chaalev; "only I'm afraid,
doubt his senses. The head apparent- i the night being so dark, of laming the
ly of a white horse, with short, cropped 0ia mare, and I've every halfpenny of a
large, open uuauuo, wu luiuiciioo
eyes, seemed rapidly to ionow mm.
No connection with body, legs or rider
could possibly be traced. The head
advanced Charley's old mare, too, wan
moved by this unnatural sight, and,
snorting violently, increased her trot up
The head moved forward and passed
en, Charley pursuing it with astonish
ing gaze, and wondering by what means
and for what purpose this detached head
thus proceeded through the air ; he did
not perceive the corresponding body
until he was suddenly startled by find
ing it close by his side. Oharley turned
to examine what was thus so sociably
jogging on with him, when a most un
exampled apparition presented itself to
his view. A figure, whose height he
computed to be at least eight feet, was
seated on the body and legs of a white
horse fully eighteen hands and a half
high. In "this measurement Charley
could not be mistaken, for his own mare
was exactly fifteen hands high, and the
body that thus jogged alongside, he
could at once determine, was at least
three hands and a half higher.
After the first feeling of astonishment
was over, he exclaimed, " I'm sold now
forever F But still he directed his at
tention to this extraordinary body, and
having examined it with the eye of a
connoisseur, he proceeded to recon
xtoiter the figure so unusually mounted,
who had hitherto remained perfectly
mute. Wishing to see whether his com
panion's silence arose from bad temper,
nsnt of conversational powers, or from
a distaste to water, and the fear that
the opening of his mouth might subject
him to having it filled with rain, he en
deavored to catch a sight of his com
panion's face, in order to form an opin
ion on that point. Bat his vision failed
in carrying him further than the top of
the collar of the figure's coat, which
was a scarlet single-breasted hunting
frock, having a waist of a very old-fashioned
out, reaching to the saddle, with
two huge shining buttons at about a
yard distance behind.
"I ought to see farther than this,
too," thought Charley, "although he is
mounted on his horse, like my oousm
Darby, who was made barony constable
last week, unless it is Con's whisky that
has blinded me entirely." However,
see farther he could not. and after
straining his eyes for a considerable
time to no purpose, he exclaimed, with
pure vexation, "By the big bridge of
Mallow, it is no head at all he has !"
" Look again, Charley Culnane," said
a hoarse voice that seemed to proceed
from under the right arm of the figure.
Charley did look again, and now in
the proper place for ho clearly saw.
under the aforesaid right arm, the head
from which the voice had proceeded,
and such a head no mortal ever saw be
fore. It looked like a large cream
cheese hung around with black pudding.
No speck or color enlivened the ashy
paleness of the depressed features ; the
skin lay stretched over the unearthly
surface, almost like the parchment-head
of a drum. Two fiery eyes of prodigious
circumference, with a strange and irreg
ular motion, nashed like meteors upon
Charley, and a month that reached from
either extremity of two ears, which
peeped forth from under a profusion of
matted locks of lusterless blackness.
This head, which the figure had evident
ly hitherto concealed from Charley's
eyes, now burst upon his view in all its
hideousness. Charley p although a lad
of proverbial courage in the county of
Cork, could not but feel bis nerves a
little shaken by this unexpected visit
from the headless horseman, whom he
considered this figure doubtless must
The crop-eared head of the gigantic
horse moved steadily forward, always
keeping from six to eight yards in ad
vance. The horseman, unaided by the
whip or spur, and disdaining the use of
stirrups, which dangled useless from
the saddle, followed at a trot by Char
ley's side, his hideous head now lost be
hind the lapel of his coat, now starting
forth in all its horror as the motion of
the horse caused his arm to move to and
fro. The ground shook under the weight
of its supernatural burden, and the
water in the pools was agitated into
waves as he trotted by them.
On they went heads without bodies
and bodies without heads. The deadly
silence of night was broken only by the
fearful clatter of hoofs and the distant
sound of thunder, which rumbled above
the mystic hill of Cecauno a Mono
Finnea. Charley, who was naturally a
merry-hearted (and rather talkative
fellow, had hitherto felt tongue-tied by
apprehension ; but finding his com
panion showed no evil disposition toward
him, and having become somewhat
reconciled to the Patagonian dimensions
1 of the horseman and his headless steed,
j plucked up all his courage, and thus ad
i dressed the stranger :
i "Why, then, your honor rides mighty
j well without stirrups."
" Humph !" growled the head from
; under that horseman's right arm.
' "This is not aa over civil answer,"
' thought Charley ; but no matter, he was
! taught in one of them riding houses,
may-be, and thinks nothing at all about
t bumping his leather breeches at the
; rate of ten miles an hour, I'll try him
on the other tack. Ahem V said
I Charley, clearing his throat, and feeling
j at the same time rather daunted at this
I second attempt to establish a conversa
tion. " Ahem ! that's a mighty neat
i coat of your honor's, although 'tis a
little too long in the waist far the pres
ent cut. '
" Humph !" growled r gain tho head.
' This second humph was a terrible
thump in the face to poor Charley, who
was fairly bothered to know what sub
1 ject he could start that would prove
more agreeable. " 'Tis a sensible head."
thought he, "although an ugly one ; for
tis plain enough the man doesn t like
flattery." A third attempt, however,
Charley was determined to make, and
having failed in his observations as to
the riding and the coat of his fellow
traveler, he thought he would justdrop a
trifling allusion to the wonderful head
less horse that was jogging on so socia
bly by the side of the old mare ; and as
Charley was considering about Carrick
to be very knowing in horses, besides
being a private in the Boyal Mallow
Eight Horse Volunteers, who were
every one of them mounted like real
Hessians, he felt rather sanguine as to
the result of his third attempt.
" To be sure that's a brave horse your
honor rides," recommenced the persev
" You may say that, with your own
ugly mouth," growled the head.
Charley, though not much flattered
by the compliment, nevertheless chuck
led at his success in obtaining an an
swer, and thus continued :
" May-be your honor wouldn't be af
ter riding him across the country ?"
" Will you try me, Charley ?" said the
head, with an inexpressible look of
hundred pounds on her heels.
This was true enough. Charlev's
courage was nothing dashed at the
headless horseman's proposition ; and
there never was a steeple-chase, riding
or leaping in the country that Charley
Culnane was not at it, and foremost
" Will you take my word ?" said the
man who carried his head so snugly un
der his right arm, " for the safety of
your maro ?"
"Done," said Charley, and away they
started, helter skelter, over everything,
ditch and wall, pop ; the old mare never
went in such style, even in broad day
light, and Charley had just the start of
his companion, when the hoarse voice
called out ; " Charley Culnane, Charley,
man, stop for your life ; stop !"
Charley pulled up hard. " Ay," said
he, " you may beat me by the head, be
cause it always goes so much before
you ; but if the bet was neck and neck,
and that's the go between the old mare
and Desdemona, I'd win it hollow !"
It appeared as if the stranger was well
aware of what was passing in Charley's
mind, for he suddenly broke out quite
"Charley Culnane," says he, "you
have a stout soul in you, and are every
inch of you a good rider. I've tried you
and I ought to know ; and that's the
sort of man for my money. A hundred
years it is since my horse and I broke
our necks at the bottom of Kilcummer
hill, and ever since I've been trying to
get a man that dared to ride with me,
and never found one before. Keep, as
you have always done, at the tail of the
hounds, never baulk an inch, nor turn
away from a stone wall, and the Head
less Horseman will never desert you
nor the old mare.'"
Charley in amazement looked toward
his right arm for the purpose of seeiDg
in his face whether or not he was iu
earnest; but, behold, the head was
snugly lodged in the huge pocket of
the horseman's scarlet hunting-cloak.
The horse's head bad ascended per
pendicularly above them, and his ex
traordinary companion rising quickly af
ter his avant-courier, vanished from the
astonished gaze of Charley Culnane.
Charley, aa may be supposed, was
lost in wonder, delight and perplexity ;
the pelting rain, the wife' pndding, the
new snaffle even the match against
'Squire Jephson all were forgotten:
nothing could he think of, nothing could
he talk of but the headless horseman. A
He told it directly he got home to Judy;
he told it the following morning to all
the neighbors, and he told it to the
hunt on St. Stephen's day ; but what
provoked him, after all the pains he
took in describing the head, the horse,
and the man, was, that one and all at
tributed the creation of the headless
horseman to his friend, Con. Buckley's
" X water parliament." This, however,
should be told that Charley's old mare
beat Mr. Jephson 's big filly Desdemona
by Diamond, and Charley pocketed his
cool hundred ; and if he didn't win by
means of the Headless Horseman, I am
sure I don't know any other reason for
his doing so.
Haying, Doing and Being.
In every society there are those who
derive their chief characteristic from
what they have, who are always spoken
of in terms of reverence ; and of whom
you would not be likely to think much,
bt.t for the large account that stands on
the world's ledger in their name. The
second and nobler class prove them
selves to be here, not that they may
have, but that they may do ; to them
life is a glorious labor ; they are seen
not to work that they may rest, but
only to rest that they may work. No
sooner do they look around them, with
the open eye of reason and faith, upon
the great field of the world, than they
perceive that it must be for them
battle-field ; and they break up the
tents of ease, and advance to the dan
gers of lonely enterprise, and the con
flict with splendid wrone. But there
is a life higher than either of these.
The saintly is beyond the heroic mind.
To get good is animal ; to do good is
human ; to be good is divine. The true
use of a man's possession is to help hie
work ; and the best end of all his work
is to show what he is. The noblest
workers of our world bequeath us noth-
I ing so great as the image of themselves.
Their task, be it ever so glorious, is his
torical and transient ; the majesty of
their spirit is essential and eternal.
While to some God gives it to show
themselves through their work, to
others he assigns it to show themselves
without even the opportunity of work.
He sends them transparent into the
world ; and leaves us notking to gather
and inter. Martineau.
In the code of laws passed by the
towns of Windsor, Hartford and Weth
ersfield, in the years 1638 9, may be
found the following on tobacco chew
ing : " 4'orasmnch as it is observed
that many abuses are crept in, and com
mitted by frequent taking of tobacko,
it is ordered by the authority of this
court, that no person under the age of
twenty-one years, nor any sther that
hath not already accustomed himself to
the use thereof, shall take any tobacko
until hee hath brought a cei tideate under
the hands of some who are approved for
knowledge and skill in physick, that it
is useful for him, and also that hee
hath received a lycecse from the eourte
fcr the same. And for the regulating
of those, who, either by theirc f.jraitr
taking it, have, to theire owne appre
hensions, made it necessary to them, or
uppon due advice, are persuaded to the.
use thereof. It is ordered that no man
within the colouye, after the. publica
tion hereof, shall take any tobacko pub
liquely in the street, highways or any
barne yardes, or uppon training days,
in any open places, under the penalty
of sixpence for each offence against this
order, in any of the perticulars thereof,
to bee paid without gainsaying, uppon
conviction, by the testimony of one
witness, that is, without just exception,
before any one magistrate. And the
constables in the severall townes are re
quired to make presentment to each
perticular courte, of such as they doe
understand, and evict to be trans
gressors of this order. "
A Feat of Memory.
The Scotsman says : "On the occa
sion of Prof. Fawcett's speech at
Brighton, the other day, the report of
which occupied more than two columns
of the Scotsman, a curious instance was
afforded of memory such as is not often
equaled. A gentleman who went down
to Brighton in order to report the
speech for fourteen newspapers called
upon the Professor some time before its
delivery, and, explaining the nature of
his business, requested the favor of a
statement of the principal points of his
speech. Prof. Fawcett very courteous
ly proposed not only to give him the
substance of his speech, but to rehearse
the whole of it for him. This he did,
and the reporter took it down. Eater
on, while the speech proper was being
delivered, the original copy made at the
rehearsal was checked over word for
word and from beginning to end. So
perfectly had the speech been commit
ted to memory, there was not one single
mistake, except that in one place a word
was substituted for its equivalent in the
The Miner's Derg.
Te never knowed that dorg, Jim
sorter yaller hound ? He warn't no
slouch when fightin' war around ! He
didn't take long to peel his teeth and
make considerable litter ! The way he
wrastled, fit and clawed improved a
hurtful critter. Neow, purty soon thar
warn't no dorg about that claim but
him, an' though he couldn't curse an'
drink, we doted on him, Jim. But arter
that he lay and moaned, it bursted me
right up. Says I, " That beast must
have a muss or he's adog-goned purp !"
" My pards," says I, " I quit the ranch ;
Gouge sickens at the fork !" Yer ought
ter heerd my pardners weep ; they doted
on the dorg. He had a accident, did
Gouge. Yer never knowed him, Jim?
Sho ! I feel a kinder chokin' a thinkin'
about him. He seed a circus elephant
a hobblin' about, an' when the cuss
warn't loo kin' he grabbed him by the
snout. That clumsy critter put his foot
too suddint on the ground, an' spread
that dorg like pumpkin sass on twelve
square yards around 1
When General Custer set out on his
long march into the unexplored re
cesses of the Black Hills he ordered his
dinner to be served for him on the 31st
of August, on his return. He actually
got back twenty-four hours before he
agreed to, thereby surpassing the feat
of Jules Verne's mythical hero who
engaged to make the world's circuit and
return to the London Reform Club be
fore the close of the eightieth day.
Ksowlkdok and timber shouldn't be
much used till they are seasoned.
The Deacon's Subterfuge.
Deacon Moses f etlock was a pillar of
the church, and, all things considered,
a pretty strong pillar, too ; for he paid
liberally toward sustaining the preached
word. But he was human. He loved
to make money, not for the sake of
hoarding it, but for the sake of making
it. In short, it made him feel remarka
bly good to drive a sharp bargain.
Would the deacon tell a lie ? Not for
the world ; and no one had ever thought
thus to accuse him. Would the deacon
deceive ? Ah, my dear sir, when you
built your house of pine block-work,
and plastered the same with red sand,
you meant to deceive to deceive the
eye, if not the understanding. The
deacon had his little subterfuges, but
he was above lying.
Know ye that Deacon Moses was a
horseman. He kept a village stable,
and bought and sold equine prodigies.
On a certain occasion he bad several
horses which he wished to sell. He had
been buying some fine young stock very
cheap, and concluded to sell off some of
the older ; and this conclusion on his
part he gave to the world not that he
wished to sell, but that he was trilling
to Bell. Late one evening he gave to
his wife his pocket-book, and having
lighted his laatern, he went with his
spouse to the stable, where the follow
ing little scene transpired
" Mrs. Fetlock, what will you give
me for that horse ? asked the deacon,
placing his hand upon one of the beasts
he was willing to sell.
"1 will Rive you two hundred dol
lars," answered the good wife. And
she counted out the sum in bright new
greenbacks, and proffered it.
"No, no, madam, said the deacon,
with professional decision. "I couldn't
look at any such money for that horse."
And so they went through with the
Three days afterward an eager cus
tomer appeared at the deacon's stables,
and after much examination he fixed
his eyes upon a beast which he thought
he should like, and asked the lowest
price. Two hundred and fifty dollars
was the owner's price.
" But, Deacon Fetlock, that is too
high. I had thought of paying not
more than a hundred and fifty?'
The deacon elevated his eyebrows
with a surprised smile.
" Why, bless your soul ! I was offered
two hundred dollars for that horse, only
three days ago, and had the money
shoved into my face in bright new green
backs ; but I wouldn't look at it ! I
gness we'll have to pass this horse."
Bat the customer had fancied that
particular horse, and he finally bought
him for two hundred and forty dollars,
apparently well-pleased that he bad
knocked down ten dollars.
And the good deacon retired into his
house to tell his wife of his bargain,
never dreaming that he had compro
mised with strict integrity in beiiaif of
A Spanish Massacre.
A dispatch published in the London ;
newspapers gives the following account i
of a massacre by Carlists :
" These ill-fated men were at Olot
when an attack against Puigcerda was I
arranged. In order to proceed to the ;
succor of the place, the Republican
troops had to march in the direction of
Olot. Fearing a rescue, the Carlists I
marched their captives toward Valli'o
gona. Once there, Saballs came to the
horrid resolution of shooting them all. !
Whether it was from objections made j
to him against such a wholesale butch
ery, or some other cause, the order was
modified. It was directed that all
donaniers. or custom-house troops, were
to be executed, and that every fifth in- !
dividual of the commanding officers and
soldiers of the line on the list of pris- j
oners should suffer the same fate. Tlvis
was done, a cross being affixed to the
name of each victim on the margin of
the paper containing the list of prison- j
ers. These 114 men, with the 75 cara- j
bineros, took the direction of Ripoll, j
and at a short distance from that place i
the To carabineros, with their guard,
turned off to the left and the soldiers to
the right. The first, on arriving near
the cemetery of Llanes, in the parish of
Ripoll, were informed that they were
about to die. They were tied in couples,
and, as the executioners were less in
number than the victims, the latter were
made to enter in parties of eight, ten
and twelve each, and were then shot.
Seventy-five prisoners, among them an
officer of carabineros, married men, most
of them fathers of families, were thus
murdered and interred in the cemetery
of Llanes. While this massacre was
taking place, the 114 troops of the line,
or every fifth man selected for death,
proceeded in the direction of the town
of San Juan de las Abadesas. At about
two miles' distance from that place the
fatal order was communicated to them,
and they were made to take off their
coats, which were thrown upon a pile of
wood. Strange to say, four men man
aged to hide themselves among the
coats, and succeeded in escaping. The
doomed party were then tied in couples
and shot. Their corpses were left with
an order to the parish authorities to be
buried at San Juan. An immense trench
was dug in the cemetery, and in it lie
the 110 victims of this Carlist atrocity,
among them being a field officer, twelve
officers and a doctor."
A Grasshopper Omelet.
The desolation of the locust is a har
vest for the itemizer, and the first crop
report of this kind is now on its way
through the country. The story goes
that a family from the edible-clay dis
trict of South Carolina settled in Kan
sas, near Lawrence. The daughter, the
hope of the family, was a confirmed
earth-eater. After suffering a loug time
from the inability of the soil to supply
her appetite, she at last discovered a
deposit of edible earth, with which she
allayed her cravings. In a short time
her body swelled, with every appearance
of dropsy, her desire for clay abated,
and she 'suddenly set herself to devour
green vegetables, grass and grain, until
the parents were troubled with a fear
that their crops would be destroyed be
fore the harvest arrived. At last ihe
grasshoppers, which had been gradually
growing, rose with a rushing sound ; she
rose from the crouching attitude she
had been compelled to assume, flapped
her arms in imitation of their move
ments, and yielded up the ghost. An
autopsy revealed the presence of a
crowd of full-fledged locusts in her
stomach. She had eaten eggs with her
earth, and partaken inwardly of a grass
hopper omelet. This is a sod story.
Parents who read it will ever regard the
mud-pie of ingenious infancy with pe
culiar aversion, and forbid its introduc
tion into the cuisine of the play ground
as an abomination. Chicago Tribune.
A SuMMERvrxLE, Oregon, astrono
mer announces for the benefit of those
that did not get a chance to see the
comet during its recent visit to the
earth, that it will appear again in
2157 A. D.
Virginia owes $45,000,000.
Herding on tne Plaint.
A correspondent of the Chicago Tri
une, writing from Wyoming, describes
the system of cattle-herding in vogue
there, and the habits of the animals :
A herd of cattle, left to itself, forms
a sort of organization, and is governed
by set rules. In approaching the herd,
first we see a few stragglers on the hills,
that look like Indians, and which are
the sentinels for the great body quietly
feeding under their protection. If these
warders, or sentinels are alarmed, the
whole herd rushes together and prepares
for flight or battle. The bulls command,
and the dams and calves render them a
cheerful obedience. The cattle graze
in families of two, four and six head ;
then groups of a dozen ; and lastly we
come upon the great body of bulls,
steers, oxen and cows, mixed promis
cuously together. I visited a herd on
the Laramie Plains, and observed them
closely. .1 saw their warders, or senti
nels, their families, and next the mass
of the herd. We drove for miles and
miles young bulls bellowing around
us, heifers kicking up their heels and
scampering away, and old dams hasten
ing to their young, as if fearful we came
to rob them of their pretty calves. It
was a grand sight, this herd of fifty
bulls and 3,000 cows, with their 1,800
calves. It seemed a mountain of beef,
and a large fortune for one man to pos
sess ; yet I we s told the gentleman who
owned this herd had three others larger
If pasturing on high ground, about
the middle of the day, the cattle leave
the hills and go to the bottoms for
water. About 4 o'clock they go back to
graze in the high grounds, on the rich
gramma and bunoh grasses. Here they
remain until nightfall, when they lie
down on the warm, sandy soil, and sleep
The little family herds of four, six,
eight and ten stick close together, and
seem to have interest in common, de
fending each other, and exhibiting con
siderable signs of concern and affection
if one of their number gets lost or falls
into trouble. In traveling back and
f orth to water, they march in single file,
and follow the same path, like the buf
falo, wearing deep ruts into the earth.
The cattle frequently go four or five
miles to water, and, having slaked their
thirst, nearly always return to the place
from which they started out.
Not more than two-thirds of the meu
who try stock-raising on the plains suc
ceed. With one it is bad luck : anoth
er's stock is stolen ; another is lazy ;
another drinks ; and a fifth gambles off
not only the profits, but sometimes the
whole Lerd. A man, to raise stock,
must be not only sober, but industrious ;
aud when Hie storms come, he must be
brave, aud keep his cattle together, and
fee1 them, even at the risk of his life.
X.! time of peril or danger, the herder
must never let go his grip ; if he does,
the herd is ruined, and the lubor of
The First Bloodshed of the Revolution.
A correspondent of the Hartford
Times, who has recently beeu to East
Westminster, Vt., gives the following
historical sketch which he derived from
Mr. Richmond, a sexton, whom he met
in the cemetery at that place :
" Mr. Richmond said that in 1774-75,
the Whigs and Tories were about
equally divided, the Judges' and juries
being appointed by the King. The
British authorities attempted to hold a
court in the Court-House, then stand
ing p.bont forty rods north of the ceme
tery. The colonists were bound that no
court should be held so they armed
themselves and attacked and drove the
court from the Court-House. In return,
tbo British soldiers attacked the colon
ists, and a man named William French
fell deed from the fire of the soldiers,
and Danial Houghton was fatally
wounded. This was the first bloodshed
of the Revolution. In 1872 the State of
Vermont appropriated $000 for a monu
ment, which now stands about 6 feet
from the place where French was buried.
A gentleman by the name of William C.
Bradley (formerly Congressman from
Vermont) a few years ago erected a
tomb almost over the grave of French,
hence the reason of the monument not
standing over the grave. A small slab
stands within a foot of the front side of
the tomb to tell the exact spot of the
grave, and on it is the following inscrip
In memory of William French,
Sou of Nathaniel French,
Who was HhoC at Westminster,
March ;e 13th, 1775
by th bauds of Cruel Ministeral tools of George ye
In the Courthouse at 11 a Clock at Niyiit,
In the 22nd year of his age.
"Below this are the following lines :
Here William French his body lies
For murder his Blood for Vengeance cries
King George the third his Tory crew
thai with a bawl hia heart Shot threw
For Liberty and his Countrys Good,
he lost his Life, his Dearest blood.
"The above is an exact copy, capi
tals and all. As a good many think that
the first blood flowed at the battle of
Lexington, this may be interesting to
them, for it certainly was to me. A
building erected in 1770, five years be
fore the battle, is still standing. It
was erected as a Congregational Church,
but is now used as town-house, and is
in good repair. '
The Austrian Polar Expedition.
According to accounts in the late
London journals, tho Austrian North
Pole expedition was frozen in at the
north point of Nova Zernbla, in August,
1872, and was driven in a northwesterly
direction with the ice. The crew
worked five months in vain, during the
summer of 1873, to free the ship. In
the autumn of that year, (north of the
80th degree of latitude, unknown land
was discovered, whose boundary-line
north and west was not to be seen. A
thin line was explored, in sledges, from
the 9th of March to the 4th of May,
1874, up to the 83d degree. In honor
of the Emperor of Austria, this was
named Franz Joseph Land. There
were no signs of animal life. On the
25th of May, 1874, the crew left the
Bhip Tegethoff, in four sledges, and
after traveling ninety-six days, reached
Nova Zernbla, where they met with
some Russian seamen and were taken
to Wardoe, in Norway, after undergo
ing indescribable suffering and priva
tions. Time to Begin.
Two ministers were walking together
one Sunday morning to a oountry
church several miles off, where one of
them was to preach and the other was
to listen. The conversation turned on
the length of sermons. The listening
brother asked the preaching one how
long he meant to preach.
" I shall speak an hour and a quarter
at least," said Brother Preach.
"An hour and a quarter!" responded
Brother Listen. " Why, I never preach
more than half an hour."
"Don't preach more than hah! an
hour !" said Brother Preace; "why, it
takes me half an hour to get ready to
"Well, then," said Brother Listen,
" we'll have about that long till we get
to church. You had better begin now,
and save the time of the congregation."
Deposits received subject to check at sight.
Interest allowed on time deposits in coin.
Exchange on Portland, San Francisco and New
York for sale at lowest rates.
Collections made and promptly remitted.
Kefers to II. W. Corbett, Henry Falling, W. S.
Backing hours from 8 a. ni. to 4 p. m.
Albany, Feb. 1, 1S74. JivG
D. M. JONES. I. LISSET HILL.
JONES & HILL,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS,
J. W. BALDWIN,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will practice in all the Courts in the Second, Third
and Fourth Judicial Districts, in the Supreme Court
of Oregon, and in the U. 8. District and Circuit
Office in Parrish brick (up-siairsl, in ofhee occu
pied by the late K. II. Cranor, First street, Albany,
D. B. RICE, M. D.,
SURCEON AND PHYSICIAN.
Office, First-st., Between Ferry and Washington.
Residence, Third street, two blocks below or east
of Methodist Church, Albany, Oregon. V.iUo
J. C. POWELL. L. FLTOt.
POWELL & FLYNN,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
AND SOLICITOUS IN CHANCERY,
(L. Flinn, Notary Public), Albany, Oregon. Collec
tions and comeyances promptly attended to. 1
Albany Book Store.
Rooks Srhnol EOk.t. Blank
Books imported to order at shortest possible no
DK. GEO. W. GRAY,
13 1 1ST T I S T ,
Office in Parrish Brick Block, corner First aud
Residence, corner Fifth and Fe rry streets.
Office hoars from s to 13 o clock a. m. aud 1 to 5
o'clock p. m. 18tj
THE BAY TEAM ST ELL LIVES,
And is flourishing like a green uay tree. Thankful
fur past favors, and wishing to merit he continu
ance of the same, the BAY TEAM will .always be
ready, and easily found, to do any hauliug within
the city limits, for a reasonable compensation.
Delivery of goods a speci dty.
20tS A. X. ARNOLD, Proprietor.
W. C. TWEE DALE,
Groceries, Provisions. Tobacco, Cigars.
Cutlery. Crockery, and Wood and Willow Ware,
C W C:Ti and see him. 24vS
The Metzler Chair!
Jan be had at the following places:
;mith tc Brssfiekl
Kiik k Hume
J. M. Morgan
. . . . J. J. Browu
.Omf & C llar
A fttfj nrpprj ran also be obtained at my old shop
on First street. Albauv, Oregon.
J. M. METZLKK.
Why Bay this damaging and troublesome com
plaint cannot bo cured, when wo many evidences of
success might be placed before yoa every day
cures of supposed boneless cases ? Your physician
informs you that the longer you allow the complaint
to exi-tt you lessen your chances for relief. Ex
perience Itati taught thU in all cates.
A. Carotiiers & Co.'s Pile Pills & Ointment
Are all they are reeommendpd to be. Will cure
Chronic, Blind and Bleeding Piles in a very abort
time, and are convenient to te.
This preparation is sent by mail or express to any
point within the I'nited States at f 1.50 per package.
Address A. CARO THEKS & CO ,
27v5 Box 33. Alabany. Oregon.
Groceries and. Provisions,
Has just opened bis new grocery e..ablisbinent, on
Corner of Ellsworth aU First Streets,
With a fresh stock of Groceries, Provisions, Candies,
Clgara. Tobacco. &c, to which he invites the atten
tion oi our citizens.
Iu connection with thestore he will keep a Bakery,
and will always have on hand a full supply of fresh
Bread, Crackerp, &c,
trT Call and see me.
February 16. 24v4
The Old Stove Depot
Coot, Parlor ani Box Stoves !
OF THE BEST PATTERNS.
-A. L 8 O ,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware,
And the usual BMortment of Furnishing Goods to
be obtained in a Tin Store.
Repairs neatly and promptly executed on reason
Short Reckonings Make Long Friends.
Fkont Street, Albany.
Dee. 5, 1874. 1
GRAF & COLLAR,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
F CJ 1ST I T IT E
OF AIX KINDS.
Bureaus, Bedsteads, Tables, Lounges,
Sofas, Spring Beds, Chairs. Etc.,
Always on band or made to order on the shortest
Furniture repaired exped tlouHy and at f.i. rates.
Albany, Feb. 28, 1874-35. QBAF OOIXAB;
A. W. GAMBLE, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, Etc.
Office on First St., over Weed's Grocery Store
Residence opposite late reidei of John C. Men
denhall, near the Foundry, First street, Albany.
October 22 1873.
Webfoot Mar it e 1 1:
HavinK leased the Webfoot Market, on First atreet,
adjoining GradwohPs, respectfully asks a share of
the public patronage. The market will be kept con
stantly supplied with all kinds of fresh meats. Call
S2f The highest cash price paid for Hides.
Albany, August 1, 1874.
W. If. McFariand
(Late M. M. Hat Vey & Co.,)
Next Door to Conner's Bank,
Force and Lift Pumps,
Lead and Iron Pipe,
House Furnishing Hardware,
Tin, Copper i Sheet Iron Ware
LARGEST STOCK IN THE VALLEY.
LOWEST PRICES EVERY TIME.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
June 11, 1874.
Fonnflry anil Machine iop;
A. F. CHERRY, Proprietor,
Flour and Saw Mill Machinery,
Wood-Working & Agricultural Machinery
And all kinds of
Iron and Brass Castings.
Particular attention paid to repair: U all kindH of
A. C AROTIIERS" & 10..
All the popular
And TOILET GOODS,.
Particular care and roniptnea given physicians '
pre&eriptions aud family recitM.
A. 0ABOTHHB8 & CO.
Albany, Oregon. 4 v5
CJO TO THE
BEE-HIVE STORE !
&c, &c.f &c.r
Cheap for Cash I
Conntry Produce of All Kinds Bonghl
for Merchandise or Cash.
This is the j'ace to get ih
Best Bargains Ever Offered in Albany
Partien will always do well to call and s e for them
selves. H. WEED.
First Street, Albany, Oregon.
Was first known in America. Tts merits are now
well known throiiKhout the habilable world. It has
the oldest and beBt record of any Liniment io tht
world. From the millions upon millions of bott,,-H
sold not a sinele complaint hus ever reached us. As
a Healing and Pain-SubdulUK LinUnent it has no
equal. It is alike
BENEFICIAL TO MAN AND BEAST..
Sold by ajj Druggists.
Is a purely Vegetable Preparation, composed of
CaUsaya Bark, Boots, Herbs and Fruits, among
which will be found Marsaparillian, Dandelion, Wild
Cherry, 8assafras, Tausy, Qrntian, Sweet Flan, etc.;
also Tamarinds, Date, Prunes aud Juniper Berries,
preserved in a suflScient quantity (only) of the spirit
of SuKar Cane to kep in any climaie. They invari
ab y relieve and cure the following complaints :
Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Liver Complaints, Loss of
Appeut-, Headache, Bilious Attack, Fever aud
Ague, Bummer Complaints. 8..,ur Stomach, Pal pit a
tion of ihe Ueart, General Debility, etc. They are
especially adapted aa a retueuy tor the diseases to
W O ME N
Are subjected; and aa a tonjc for the Agnd. Feeble
and Debilitated, have no equal. They ar strictly in
tei,ded as a emperaoce Tonic or Bitters, to be
ti'i d as a medicine only, and always according to
SoiJt) by Aiii Fibjbt Class Dbuoqists.