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COJL.I. VAN OXiEVE.
A LIVING STATUE.
In the height of the Exhibition season
of 1S62 there was a great deal of un
pleasantness, mystery, and suspicion
generated in the Industrial Palace by a
constant succession of petty robberies,
which took place nearly every night at
the best stalls. Articles of value were
stolen from drawers and boxes ; money
left by 6 tall-keepers often went, unless
very securely stowed away ; but the
depredators did -not venture on taking
any bulky articles, or on breaking open
any receptacle which -would require
great force. They knew their risks, that
was evident ; and that the thefts were
committed by some person or persons
connected with the Exhibition was also
beyond a doubt. Watches had been set,
traps had been laid oyer and over again,
but all in vain. - "When too much had
been done hi the way of planting watch
men, no robberies took place at all ; and
when articles had been purposely left,
apparently forgotten, but in reality fixed
by the minutest wires to bells which
sounded at the slightest touch, they were
left untouched. The thief, if only one,
, always stole, too, from places in the
shade, so tliat he could command a view
of the more open spaces, while he him
self was unseen. ,
One morning, as the Sergeant of Po
lice was going his early round before tho
baUding was. opened for the day, he came
noon an exhibitor and his staff of asaist
nts, who were grouped aiound a box
which was open before them, and at
which they were looking with apparent
" Good morning, Mr. Baselton," said
the officer; "a very fine day we are j
likely to have." 1
r " Pine day, sir ! And a very fine
night we have had, too, I suppose," re
torted the exhibitor, in a tone far less
pleasant than that in which he had been
addressed, "Here's a pretty affair!
Seven' pounds' worth of Scotch pebbles
aet in silver brooches, ear-ringa, and so
forth the whole of them clean gone."
The Sergeant, with expressions of re
gret, said he would see the officer who
had been on duty. . Mr. Basel ton pro
fessed to have lest all confidence in the
police, and asserted that if he were to
watch, the thief would certainly be dis
covered the very first night.
"I wish you would try, then," said
the Sergeant, ' I would obtain permis
sion to watch with you, and if you can
suggest anything fresh, I will gladly
Although, when he made this last as
sertion, Mr. Baselton probably meant
nothing at alL yet, after a little talk with
-the officer, the desire of finding the thief,
nd his belief in his own superior acute
hess, were strong enough to make him
volunteer to watch ; and it was agreed
that the Sergeant should join him Trust
as the Palace was closing at night, when
they would be on the look-out directly,
ior it was impossible to say at what time
of the night the robber were con
Strict silence was enjoined on either
side, and observed by the Sergeant en
tirely, and by Mr. Baselton pretty well,
as he only mentioned his plan to Mr.
Oiattenoux at the French skill just by,
and to his neighbors, Mr. Hynks and
Mr. Car rabies. Mr. Carrables, by the
way, was not there that morning ; so
Baselton told Mr. Glisser, Mr. Oarra
bles foreman, instead, who in a becom
ingly sympathizing tone, wished him
The evening came, the spies met, and
hung about the passages of the vast
b nil diner until deepest , twilight, and
until Baselton was pretty nearly tired of
being on his feet.
"Now," said the Sergeant, uncon
sciously dropping his voice as he spoke,
" we will take up our quarters. If we
an only get there nnperceived, I have
arranged what I think you will find a
pretty good corner."
" All right," returned the exhibitor, in
the same guarded tone ; and they stole
noiselessly on, passing, once or .twice, a
Constable ; but the presence of the Ser
geant, of course, prevented any ques
tioning. - Some large l'oxes, left, ap
parently by accident, at the angle of a
stall, were, in reality, so placed that thy
formed an almost perfect screen ; and,
without any reason to suppose that they
had been noticed, they slipped in and
Presently the moon rose ; and, as it
climbed higher, and its light grew
stronger the building became visible
throughout with a light which was most
unearthly and ghostly in its character.
Ting impressed itself very mucu upon
I had n5 idea, Sergeant," he whis
pered to the officer, " that the place was
such a strange, cemeteryish sort of spot
as it is- I must own, I should not like
to be on duty here all night. However,
I have brought some little refreshments
with me, so let us make ourselves com
fortable. In silence thyate and drank ;
and in silence, save for the - chiming of
the clock, or the occasional tread of a
policeman, the - hours crept on. The
policemen passed within a couple of
yards of - the watchers repeatedly, but
whether they knew of their presence or
not, Baselton could not judge. The
length and weariness of the hours grew
at last intolerable to him, and, seeing
that the Sergeant was as coot and wide
awake as when they first entered their
lair, he whispered, "I " feel terribly
drowsy, Sergeant j- I always do about
this time. Five minutes' nap will make
me as fresh as a daisy." , Bouse me up if
you hear anything before that time."
i His companion smiled, and,"in the
same subdued tone, gave the promise.
' Nothing did happen remuring Mr,
Baaelton's presence either before or after
the expiration of five minutes, although
the officer stealthily looked out a hun
dred times during the night.: : At last
the darkness thinned away, and then,
after a short gray twilight, dawn came,
and the Sergeant shook Baselton by
the shoulder. -
" Yes, yes ; I am ready," stammered
the exhibitor, then opened his eyes very
wide dndeed. Vhy, it'B daylight 1 I
must have slept
the , other, but let us ga out quietly.
I don t mind our men seeing us, of
course ; but others need know nothing of
f I think the less your 'men or any
body else know about the way we kept
5 our watch the better,? said Mr. Basel
ton, as they left the counter ; " in fact, I
shall regard it as a friendly thing if yon
Bay nothing about it."
The Sergeant smiled, but kept his own
counsel ; and it may be hinted that Bas
elton, was a very liberal fellow, although
. somewhat hasty. It turned out that no
" pilfering had taken place that night, nor
did any occur for two or three nights
after, a fact which Mr. Glisser attributed
to the influence of Mr. Baselton's vigil
ance. He took great interest in the ex
hibitor's plans, and paid him several
compliments, which the latter received
with but indifferent grace, having rea
sons that the other knew not of for
thinking bnt modestly of this samevigi
lance. . - '
One morning, a little while after the
rruitless waxen, iVLr. xsaselton was in a
very bad temper, for he had sustained a
fresh loss. He was leaning against a
pillar, some short distance from hia
counter, thoughtfully , biting the end of
his pencil-case, when a man spoke to
him. , He looked round at the sound.
and saw a Police Constable, whom he
very much disliked for .his apathy and
unbusiness-like way, standing close by
him. He growled out some hardly civil
woras, ana turned irom the man. but the
latter was not to be daunted.
" I am afraid you have had a loss,
sir," said the man, " and hope it is not
very serious : but. , at anv rate. I should
like a word or two with you."
" What for ?" retorted Baselton. "I
have lost a gold watch, and as I have not
Dreathed a syllable about it to a soul, I
don't see how you could know anything
of it, unless some of your lively force '
have " !
You are too severe. Mr. Baselton,"
said the other, finding he stopped ; "you
are, indeed, sir. Now, sir, I have my
opinion about these robberies, and I
think I have found out the order the
thief works in, and can pretty well guess
in what quarter he will next try. I be
lieve I can catch him."
"You!" exclaimed Baselton, with an
emphasis which was anything but com
plimentary to the officer.
' Yes, sir," replied the man, firmly ;
"I can. You have a good deal of influ
ence . with the authorities and, ; if you
will ask, I shall he taken off regular duty
and detailed for special service, and I can
then eaten him.
"Well, tell me your plans," said Basel-
ton ; "and, in return, I will tell you
this ; you know there are 50 offered on
the quiet for the apprehension of the
thief. Find him, and I will make it
The Constable smiled, and, lowering
hm voice, spoke to the exhibitor in
whispers. "When he had finished, Basel
ton slapped his hand on the counter with
a force that jarred every article around,
and exclaimed : "You are right. Are
" No, sir," said the man.
"Then you shall be."
The application for the Constable's
change of duty was doubtless made, for
he disappeared from hi accustomed pa
trol. Dining the next day or two Baselton
became loquacious on the subject, and,
in conversation with Mr. Glisser, who
took a very kindly interest in the matter,
owned that he hail changed his opinion
abont the manner of the robberies. He j
was convinced, he said, that, if the thief j
come by night, he would have been
caught long before, but that everybody
was oil ts wroiiir scent, and that the
thefts were really committed hi the
labile of closing for the evening, and
then, -sot being found out till the morning,
it wafe naturally supposed that the thief
came An the night. Mr. Glisser was very
nmcfn struck by this view, which he
commended highly, and urged in
creased vigilance : about the time
spoken of. -'".
"While this was going on there had
been no fresh depredations from the
counters, and Constable Liowcliffe had
been absent from duty, although no one
seemed to have noticed it. When the
visitors departed at the close of the day,
all the interior of the building became
depressing enough as the light faded
away, and there were no places more
spectral in their aspect than those where
clustered most closely the white statues,
which were plentifully sprinkled about.
Nymphs. Venuses. ; Baochuses. and
Apc!!bsy Grecian hunters, Scriptural
and mythological figures, all looked
equally ghostly in theiriim white, when
the twilight or night hud fallen upon
them. So, in the gray f the morning,
all the statuary looked mystic and un
earthlv enough, as the stony figures
looked down from their pedestals ; but
none looked more sepulchral than did a
tall sheeted figure which occupied a pe
destal slightly screened come from
which direction the visitors might by
two or three groups, i This figure might
have been taken in the distance, and in
the dim light, for a Jewish priest, or a
Druid, or anything of the kind ; but,
had any one come near eaough to inspect,
it woiud have been Seen that the long
robe was of linen, not stone, and that
the face was less tliat of an ancient hero
than a modern one. And, what was
rather strange, this particular pedestal
was empty all day, and only occupied at
Standing at this particular spot, any
one could see in every direction f or a
considerable distance, and there was
scarcely any hiding-place near ; the
Druid on his pedestal had no doubt reck
oned on these facts having great weight
with the marauder. Several nights had
gone by, and no discovery made, yet Ned
Liowcliixb crept silently to his selected
station, and, assuming , his disguise as
the shrouded statue, , patiently watched
all through the darkness; bo patiently
that no one not near enough to touch
Tiim could have imagined that he differed
from the effigies around.
' It was yet comparatively early in hia
watch, on a certain night, and a young j
moon just threw sufficient light here and
there to make everything more uncertain,
than usual, when Ixrwcliife, finding bin
self a little cramped from standing so
long in one position, prepared to make ,
one of the guarded shifts he was forced ,
to indulc-e in during the evening: but,
just as he commenced carefully to draw '
one leg behind the other, he stopped,
rolled Ids eyes eagerly round, and &ea
remained so motionless :-, ne , scarcely
breathed. With step almost noiseteSB
but' not mute so for such a nstwier s
ears-a man glided round the angle of a
counter dose Dy, ana, sum tung uy
Lowdiffe, paused, stooped, looked along
the floor in every direction, then sat upon
an adjacent pedestal, and, leaning against
the legs of a Hercules, ; listen. If the
process of perspiration were not wholly a
silent one, Lowcliff would have been be
trayed, for the cold beads came upon
bis forehead, as he saw how near he was
to a discovery. The man was sitting on
the very next pedestal, ft block which al
most touched his own. f There he waited
quietly for a while, not very long, but
long enough to. assure himself that no
patrol was coming that way; then he
rose, and in few steps was at the nearest
counter, and had tried key in the lock;
one or two attempts failed, but at last a
door opened, and hia head and shoulders
were lost to sight; he reappeared with a
small box, which be placed on the
ground before him, and then tried one
or two keys. Again the lock yielded,
the lid was thrown back, and a few arti
cles were rapidly transferred to'the man's
pocket. - ! ' ' '
Some object, however, seemed un
known to him, ssd he held it up against
the tiim i. 1.1, endeavoring to make out
what it wa v . r. his horror, one of the
statues sprang f ram its pedestal toward
him. It was instantaneous, but the Hash
was enough; the ; figure all in white
moved, and leaped upon him; then, with
a fearful yell, which rang from end to
end of the building, the thief fell in a fit
upon the floor. Alarmed by the scream,
two or three officers were speedily at the
spot, and turning on their lanterns, were
nearly as much astonished in their turn
to see a white-sheeted figure standing by
the side of a man in convulsions.
When their momentary surprise had
ceased upon, their discovering who the
sheeted figure was, they proceeded to
unfasten the prostrate man's scarf and
collar, sprinkled him with water, and
lifted him. from the ground ; his strug
gles ceased, and a few long breaths an
nounced that he was " coming to."
" I don't know him," said one of the
"I do, though !"j exclaimed Liowcliffe
" Well ! of all the parties as I could have
supposed, I never could have supposed
him. V hy it s that blessed Glisser,
from the stall next! to old Baselton ; a
fellow that looks as if butter wouldn't
melt in his mouth."!
' Where am I f who are you ?" said
the miserable culprit.
Oh, we re particular friends of
yours, " repnea tne omcer.
" But 1 saw I saw one of those things
move, said the man, looking timidly
round with a dreadful shudder. Liow
cliffe lmd stripped off his white raiment
by this time, and so did not shock the
wretched Glisser's eyes.
" We j will tell you all about that in
the morninc" said the Constable.
' What you have got to do is to come
along with us." j
It was so he had to " come aloncr. "
and directly the exhibitors and their
staff mustered in the building, the in
telligence flew like ; wild-fire that .Mr.
Glisser was in custody for breaking
JJJWJ BUU1B Ut. HlgUW. j
It was a shock to a large circle of his
acquaintances and admirers, who could
hardly believe it, and when, on his lodg
ings being searched, the bulk of all the
articles missing from the counters was
found, the thing seemed more incredible
still. MrJ Baselton was especially as
tonished, because he had made quite a
confidant of the young man, and had the
mortification of remembering how he
himself had revealed to Mr. Glisser the
various plans for detecting the thief
and that, if it had not been for Lowcliffe
insisting on the ruse of attributing the
pilfering to the afternoon instead of the
night, he j probably would have put the
young man on his "guard against the
scheme which had proved successful.
He recovered his watch and other arti
cles, paid his 100 cheerfullv. and
gained a reputation with the " force "
for the extreme readiness with which he
put his name down to their subscriptions
ior deserving objects.:
Air. Cclisser s proved a very bad case.
and he was lost to sight for some years
after the date of the Exhibition of 1862.
COL. BILL KISG.
Wis Aimver t MtA Minnesota Legislature
An Extraordinary Communication.
To the -rtnlature of Minneeot :
OltotTiiKXKN, Senators, and Befke
bisstatives : It has been my good fort
une to come into possession of a copy of
certain joint resolutions relating to my
self, which resolutionis are said to have
been passed by the Houso of Represent
atives on the 30th day of January last,
and by the Senate on the 5th day of Feb
ruary, 1875. Aside from any bearing
these resolutions may have upon myself,
they are, as coming from your bodyt
very extraordinary in! character. They
are, gentlemen, very extraordinary in so
far as they correctly illustrate your lack
of knowledge of the common proprieties
and decencies of official position, your
painful disregard of truth in your official
action, and your false and hvpocritical
pretenses of virtuous regard for the
honor of the State ef Minnesota. In
dealing with you and your joint resolu
tion, therefore, I shall, gentlemen,
speak of you as I. know and understand
you, paying no regard whatever to that
official greatness you so pompously as
sume during the brief j sixty days dfoted
you wherein to fit and complete yourself
for tliat undying political fame and im
mortality which each of .you no doubt
supposes himself to fcave been born
As for your jofeit reseSu'twna, gentlertyVi,
in which you i so indecently assume the
falsehood that t e accepted mo-My as
a considcratiijk or my ! services tending
the passage vt a subBidy bill mae in
terests of tfhe Pacific! Mail 'Steamship
Company O fey are interpreted is fcher and
more common lanjrpiagelegis.tive lies.
They are licFfn a' double sef, inasmuch
as they notJitilyebargQr'me1i the broad
est implioK-on wirh ' hav? " accepted
money for iy 's'tribes,"., but in as
erting, by lie satrie ' T)iV3sfl implication,
tliat I hae re?fUii to- bfr iear before the
Oommittr-ie of 'WXvs andileans to testify
as to my connectiBnr-w4u and knowledge
of the passage 'of ' t&cfjf'aci&c Mail sub
sidy bill ; f erI -nar-gaui assert, what I
two yenrs-agjo butkffiy ;stated under oath,
that Imever'aecep'fc'd or received a dollar
as a eiMeratii'H'or my services in aid
ing ftie.pntesage? the jbilL while I took
gretv;pfeisnre n appearing before the
ooBiniiftee -at the very opening of their
intfsatijwtidii. 1 land testifying fully as to
aXlI&newrncerning the matter. There
fwro. it ls."rentlemenof the Legislature,
tihst ! distinctly- charge you with having
-pmt;pon the records of your respeo
ItrvehPtses flagrant, audacious falsehoods
"concerning myself an act which, to use
jfltfiriown language, is calculated to " cast
.dishonor" upon the escutcheon of Min
nesota unless you shall have the decency
to at once rectify-your position" by
expunging these disgraceful falsehoods
from your journals. I . ' ;
; Under what arrangement I did receive
a large sum of money about the time of
the passage of the Pacific Mail subsidy
bill is a matter which 1 do not propose
to disclose to the world, except in my
own good time, nor until the evidence,
which I am unable to reach now, can be
secured, to the end that the exact facts in
the case can be presented to the public,
which will bring to me the fullest ad .
most complete vindication against' the
falsehood which you 'have spread upon
your respective journals. Until that time,
which, I trust, will not be for distant, I
have only to say that hot one dollar of
the money received by jme, of which o
much has beenj talked land written, was
ever intended or applied to influence
vote upon the Pacific Mail subsidy, aaid
no word or line of the evidence that has
been taken during this long and most
searching investigation ven " points" o
any such conclusion. j -
. And so, conscious of my own rectitude
in the matter, and pausing here to tender
to that one Representative who was just
enough toward me to j refuse his assent
to your' lying declaration my grateful
thanks, I pass on to some outer points
which I propose to present to your and
the public's consideration.
! William S. Kihg.
It was ft Minnesota Justice 'who de
cided that stealing' rails was not an off
fence. i i
ft SaBJmy Crabapple's Thanksgiving. ;
. Craapple's boy had read that touch
ing Thankscivinc' storv about the chap
who ran away from home when a lad
aid went to sea, and wasn't heard of for
vmt ana vmra an. , hnn nn
years : and how on every
Tinw I Inn fM.il mAthfi. But O
PJftte for tlA mn.i anA W a. KW
M kif1 at the table, and how the gray-
wre, when he asked a blessing,
Iffll . or 'his wayward son prayed
he micrht return in Rafetv to the
rnal roof. And then one Thanks-
Pf Dav. when thev had about crivea
up for dead, although the plate and
vacant chair told the storv of a
er s undying hope, just as the f am
id sat down flio flTh.TilriMrivTnflr
.uuer, mere came a rap at the door.
tpmeni!" cried the sire, and in bounced
mwioBE Doy in a sailor jacket and a tar
paiaiu bat, just home from a long whal-
1 71 DVntm nri fin., w:..: 1.1
in fiat house t How li fat.hnr ntirtnlr
hinj by both hands, how his mother wept
over mm and embraeaa him and how
all his brothers, and sisters, and aunts,
ana cousins hung around his neck ; and
tugged at his sailor jacket ! It was worth
braving the dangers of the seas to meet
with ueh a welcome on his return. He
sat at the feast in the chair that a moth
er's deathless love, and hone, and recol-
j lection had always placed for him, and
never was there a happier Thanksgiving
since that cherished anniversary was in
vented. " - '
Crabapple's boy wept over tliat. story
every time he read it.and he got to won
dering whether such a fuss would be
made over him should he run away from
home and then turn up again some
Thanksgiving Day. He thought about
it so much that he finally determined to
test the business, anyhow. Cfe would
see how the folks would act when ne
playefl the prodigal's return. So about
a week before Thanksgiving he ran away
from home. He didn't go to sea, because
the sea was too far off, and he couldn't
make much of a voyage in a week, any
how. He got a job in a tanyard grinding
bark, which answered all the purpose, for
he could imagine his "bark was on the
sea " as he rode the old horse around the
circle. He called the mill the world, and
imagined himself sailing around thjs
world every revolution. i
When the week was up he started iae
home. He fancied himself so much
tanned by the occupation he had fol
lowed that his parents would hardjy
know him. He imagined he had picked
up a good many hide-ears, anyhow. ;
With a beating heart he approached
the parental mansion. He looked in at
the window and saw the folks just sitting
down to the Thanksgiving supper. ' A
chill of disappointment crept over him
as he saw there was no vacant chair, and
there wasn't an idle plate anywhere on
the table. He listened at the door as the
blessing was asked, but although several
prophets were honored with a flattering
notice his name wasn't mentioned. This
was a little hard on the boy that had run
away from home and was hable to turn
up on tliat or any succeeding Thanks
giving Day. Recollections of him didn't
seem to cluster around tliat hearthstone
to any great extent. Repressing a chill
ing foreboding that arose in his breast,
he flung open the door, rushed into their
midst and exclaimed, ' Father 1 mother !
'tis I ! Sammy Crabapple ! home
again ! home ! home I" and threw him
self on his father's breast, sobbing con-!,
What dil that father do i Did he hug
him and slobber tears over him, and call
him his 'long lost bo-bo-hoy f" Not
much .he didn't. He took hini by the
collar, led him into the woodshed and
worked over lum more than an hour
with a barrel Stave, his brothers and sis
ters dancing around on the back stoop
in an ecstasy of joy, while his mother I
screamed : " That's right, Ambrus ; give j
it to mm ! ijearn mm Wetter n to run
away from homtt gi&!" Then he ws
sent to bed tftho:t any Thnkariviag
supper at all, s4 'threatened wilk beififg
deprived of 'SKith Christmas and Nw
Yeax's-m;tnnati Saturday Xtylik
Mountains of Silver.
IW Virginia City Enterprise of the
7h4ted the following "bigt2k about
th Consolidated Virginia ("take it, or
dht take it "1 : The Consolidated Vir
v$rhiia mine is beginning to give out some
portion of the vast store of wealth lying
in its lower levels. ' The company arst
now sending away bullion almost daily.
Tav lefore vosterdav thev sent to the
CarsoirMint forty bars, weighing 4000
pounds and worth 8130,000. The clean
ing up of their mills began on the 1st
mst., and was concluded yesterday.
They do not all clean up on the same
day, for the reason that it worid over
task the capacity of their assny office.
One mill cleaned up on the 1st, another
on the 2d, a third on the 3d inst, and so
on successively till yesterday, the bth, j
when the work was completed without
any blockade m the melting and assay
ing departments To-morrow (Monday)
the bullion for the month of January
will all be in bars, aad the value of the
whole will be known to a cent. We hear
it said there will be so near $1,000,000
that it will probabiy not be 5 over or
under that sum. Although the present
month contains but twenty-eight days,
Mr. Mac key informs us that he expects
to take cut souaewhere between 51,1.00,
OOn and SilJSna.OOO. Next month thev i
will probably take out $2,000,000, and j " Come on half a dollar-mother Cor
after the 120 stamps of the two new onor get a haek!" calls the Coroner,
gin to declare
its existence manifest. In a conversa
tion with Mr. Mackey a day or two since
in regard to the bonanza, he said that it
was indisputably the greatest mass of
silver ore ever discovered in any place in
the worM. "Ten years from now," said
he, " poqple will all know and admit
this. They cannot see it now, nor can
it fee shown in a short space of time ;
but v.'Iien all our arrangements for work
ing the 'Consolidated Virginia and Cali
fornia mines are completed, it will begin
to be seen."
' A correspondent of the New York
Mail writes: " The notice which has ap
peared -in some newspapers recommend
ing .the use of paper between the blanket
and counterpane as a cure for cold beds,
induced my wife to cut out of a sheet of
brown paper a shape' to fit the neck
and shoulders, which ladies call ,'ahabit
Bhirf It was first worn just inside the
dress on one of the coldest days we have
had this bitter winter, and with the most
complete success and marvelous results
as regards warmth, i This garment can be
made in three minuses, a a cost oi less
than a halfpenny. Let any gentleman
on a railway journey try the experiment
of wrapping up his legs in a newspaper,
and he will find it as warm as a rug.
To Cxjeah Whttb Ostrich Feathkbs.
Four ounces of white soap, cut small,
dissolved In four pints of water, rather
hot,- in a large basin ; make the solution
into a lather. Introduce the feathers,
and rub well with the hands for five or
six minutes. After this soaping, wash
in clean water, as hot as the hand can
bear. Shake until dry.
been added to the present ! getting into ms overcoat.
pacify, the bonanza will be- j " I was speaking of Marie Antoinette,
itself-Jwill betrin to make Queen of Francis m 1793 regular put
TERRIBLE SEA DISASTERS.
Five Corpses Found Frozen to the Deck of
St. item (Newfoundland) Cor. Brooklyn Union.
During the terrible weather whinh
prevailed on this coast sinoe the new
year set in great damage has been done
to shipping in the adjacent harbors, and
several wnarves ana moorings have been
so badly wrecked as to cause the owners
insufferable expense. But of all the ac
cidents none are worthy of notice in view
of the appalling catastrophe which was
revealed here at the dawn of this morn
ing. Ouillaume Perot, keeper of the St.
Pierre Light-House, was aroujed by his
wue at. nan-past o a. m. to-day, she ex
pressing a fear that she had heard the
crashing of timber below where their
quarters in the light-house are. As the
sea or the wind was not running very
high at the time Perot himself could dis
tinctly hear at intervals the heavy bump
ing of what he knew to be a vessel upon
the rocks. He dressed himselihurried-
iy aim ran to me nouse oi a x rencn nsn
erman named Folquet, who, with his
three sons and the light-house keeper,
went to the moorings of their boats on
the beach. There they found a schooner
on her beam esds, and she was being
badly shattered by successive collisions
with the heavy boulders that prop out
rrom the headland. The .fishermen
launched a boat, but before they were
ready to put out for the wreck -she veered
about and was fast drifting on the beach.
In less than fifteen minutes the rudder-
craft was stranded and thev could
board her with the aid of planks laid
Xn the lopsided hull, which was liter-
cased , with ice, as were the decks,
the rigging, and the stumps of her dis
mantled spars. Out of the galley two
human legs protruded, and, upon
investigation, the fishermen found that
they belonged to the corpse of
a colored man, whose face was frozen to
the deck and whose body was stiff and
hard as the ice that surrounded it. The
steering gear bad all been swept away
with the rudder, and the vessel must
have been for weeks at the mercy of the
elements. In the forecastle three bodies
were f ound which had been either frozen
or starved to death, for no provisions
could be found on board. A corpse was
found on its face beside a coil of rope
near the galley, and, like the rest, it was
as hard as a stone imbedded in a surface
of ice. The cabin windows had been
broken in by heavy seas, and the Cap
tain's stateroom and mates' bunks were
solidly cased with ice. There was a box
of matches and some kindling-wood
frozen in the ice1 near where the stove or
"bogy" had stood before the severe
hirching of the vessel or the force of the
seas threw it down. A corpse was found
at the downward end of the cabin with
file ctosrA nliAilino' tlA foAA. Tfr. wm a.
heavy reefing jacket, muffler," sea-boots
and " sou'wester " liat. The fishermen
think that this was the Captain. The
two mates, they say, must have been
drowned, as no trace of them except their
trunks and clothing could be f ound. The
rigid, ghastly aspects of the corpses
8 truck terror into the very souls of the
hardy fishers, who had witnessed many a
horrible scene of death on that stormy
coast. They had to use axes to literally
cut the bodies out of the ice, and by di
rection of the Prefect of the Police, they
were laid in a heated apartment of the
jail to be thawed out. The varied bluish
and snow-white spots on the limbs, ears,
noses and fingers of the dead men 're
vealed the fact that they had been badly
frostbitten before death, and in that
way, perhaps, disabled from doing ship
What Cows Are Uood For.
From the Utica ObaeriY? we learn tliat
In 8. Jiurdick,
of North Brookfield,
3S Y., realized from
two cows during te year ending Jan. 29,
$220 for butter sold (550 pounds at
40 cents), $8S.3 from cheese, and SI for
milk sold, mo.ting 309.32. The amount
of cash resized the year previous was
$290 or $$$0. One of the cows came in
Jan. 2a 1874, and the other Feb. 15.
AlaMst simultaneously with this comes
a report through the Buffalo Courier
thatMr. Oliver Branson, of FJlery, Chau
tatqua county, made and sold the past
season 4, 83? bounds of butter from six
teen cows, or an avenge of 302 pounds to
the cow. This was exclusive of thmilk,
cream, and butter consumed by the
family. : His entire production of butter
will average him 35 cents per pound, or
105 each cow.
It is almost unnecessary to add that to
attain these results it is only necessary,
in the first place, to have good cows, and,
hi the second place, to feed them well.
Of course it is requisite to understand
how to handle the milk and cream prop
erly and advantageously. Rocfyftrr
Raising Hopes to Crush Then.
He is a solemn-looking boy about ten
years of age, and he wears a long face as
he drops into the Coroner's office and
" Shocking murder, wasn't it ?"
" What ! What's that !" exclaims the
Coronor, springing up.
"Chopped her head clean off!" con
tinues the boy, carelessly.
"Where when what street?"
"And she was a perfect lady!" adds
up iob 1" demurelv replies the lad. " Lf
you want to read the particulars -of the
case I'll fetch over the book." -
The Coronor sits down and contem
plates the steaming end of the stick of
cordwood protruding from the stove,
and the clock on the desk goes ahead
with its labor of ticking time into
eternity. Detroit Fre Press.
A Snit without Precedent.
In the Supreme Court of New York a
case was tried lost week which both coun
sel agreed was without precedent in legal
records. Jennie Youngs, when about
23 years old, married Daniel S. Youngs,
a man of 58. Mr. Youngs was the owner
of real estate worth about 150,000, but
a short time before his marriage he con
veyed it to his two daughters, who are
about the same age as his wife. She
now brings suit against her husband and
her two step-daughters to set aside the
conveyance, charging that it was made to
defraud, her out of her inchoate right of
dower. The husband put in no answer,
but the daughters answer that their
mother, in the quarter of a century that
she lived with their father, aided him in
gaining his wealth, and that he promised
her he would settle this property on
them ; that the plaintiff will enjoy this
property during their father's life, as
they have given him a life lease, and that
lie has other property he means to settle
on er.. At the close of the plaintiffs
testimony, the defendants asked an ad
journment to enable them to decide
whether they would offer testimony or
rest on the law point.
Londov has a new comic paper en
itled Clog vmBL Magog.
Deposits received subject to check st sight.
Interest allowed on time deposits in coin.
Exetasnee on Portland. 8sn Francisco snd New
York for sale at lowest rates.
Collections made snd promptly remitted.
Befera to H. W. Corbett. Henry FailioK. W. S.
Ladd. , ... i
BiDkins; hours from 8 a. m. to p. m.
Albany, Feb. 1, 187. '2iv
Counselor at Law,
Will practice in all the Courts in the Second, Third
ani Fourth Judicial Pi.trfets, in the Supreme Court
of Oregon, and in the TT. S. District snd Circuit
Office in Farrisb brick fun-si aire), in office occu
pied by the late K. H. Cranur, First street, Albany,
Oregon. , .
D. B. RICE, M. D.,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN.
Office, First-st Between Ferry and Wasliington,
Residence. Third street, two blocks below or east
of Methodist Church, Albany, Oregon. 5n40 ,
POWELL & FLYNN,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
AND BOLICITOB8 IN CHANCEBY,
li. Flinn, Notary Public), Albany, Oregon. Collec
tions snd conveyances promptly attended to. 1
Albany Book Store.
MixceUaneoitB Hooks, School Books, Blank
Books, Stationery, Fancy Articles, tc.
Books imported to order at shortest Dosaible no-
DR. GEO. W. GRAY,
D E N T I S
Albany, Obeqon. 1
Office in Parrish Brick Block, corner First snd
Residence, corner Fifth snd Ferry streets.
Office hoars from 8 to 12 o clock s. in. snd 1 to 5
O'clock p. m. 18v6
THE BAY TEAM STILL LIVES,
And is nourishing like s green bay tree. Thankful
for past favors, and wishing to merit .be continu
ance of the same, the BAY TEAM will always be
ready, and easily found, to do any hauling within
the city limits, for a reasonable compensation.
tw Delivery of goods s specialty.
20v5 A. N. ARNOLD, Proprietor.
W. C. TWEE DALE,
Groceries, ProTisions, Tobacco, Cigars,
Cutlery, Crocksry, and Wood and Willow Ware,
W Call snd see him.
The Metzler Chair !
Can be had st the following places:
. .Smita k Brsstteld
Kirk It Hume
.......J. M. Morgan
....i.. .J.J. Brown
Graf fc Collar
A full supply can also be obtained at my old shop
on First street, Albany, Oregon.
J. M. METZLER.
H. j7boughton , M. D.7"
GRADUATE OF THE
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE
OF NEW YORK,
snd late member of Bellevue Hospita) Medical
College, Nw York.
Office In A. Carothera h Co.'s Drug Store, Al
Why say this damaging and troublesome com
plaint cannot be cured, when so many evidences of
auccess might be placed before you every day
cures of supposed hopeless cases ? Your physician
informs you that the longer you allow the complaint
to exit, you lessen your chances for relief. Ex
perience has taught thi in all cooes.
A. Carotliers & Co.'s Pile Pills & Ointment
Are all they are recommended to be. Will cure
Chronic, Blind and Bleeding Piles in s very short
time, sud are convenient to tttte.
This preparation is sent by mall or express to any
point within tr.e United States at fl.BO per package.
Address A. CARO THERS ft CO ,
27v Box 33. Alsbapy. Oregon.
Groceries ai Provisions,
Has just opened his new grocery establishment, on
Corner of Ellsworth and First Sfreetat
With a fresh stock of Groceries, Provisions, Candies,
Cigars, Tobacco, sic, to which he invites the atten
tion of our citizens.
lu connection with the store be will keepa Bakery,
and will always have ou hand a full supply of fresh
Bresd, Crackers. &c. . , . . .,
pr Cali and see me. .
i JOHN rCHMEER.
February 1 ' 1 24v '
The 0 id Stove Depot
Joli ii Briggs,
Coot, Parlor . and Box Stoves !
OF THE BEST PATTERNS.
A. X. S O .
Tin. Sheet Iron and Copper Ware,
And the usual assortment of Furnishing Ooods to
be obtained in Tin Store. -
Repairs neatly snd promptly executed on reason
able terms. -
Snort Beckonlngs Make Long: Friends.
Fbont Stbxxt, Albant. ;
Dec 5, 1874. .1
C. P. KOUGE.
C. R. WHEELER. '
A. WHEELER & CO.,
F0RWAR3LM MB COMfflSSM
Dealers in Merchandise snd Produce. A rood
assortment of si kinds of Ooods always in store
at lowest market rates.
Agents Tor sals of Wagons, Grain Drills, Cider
Mills, Churns, Ac, fee ' .
. C48H paid for WHEAT, OATS, PORK. BUT
THB, EGOS, and POULTBf. .
A. W. GAMBLF, M. D.
! PHYSICIAN SUaCEON,
QfflM on Fint SI., oxerWeed: Grocery Blort
1 Basideooe opposite 1st residmie of John C. Men
denhsUVnesr tbSlTonuAT. Fir .tree Aibsny.
October 33 1178. '
V e b to otlil arketr
' CHABLES WILSON
Hsvlnir tossed tb Webfoot If sr.et, on Flnrt street
thJTmiblio nstionsire. Toe rosrkei will be kept eon
s?i P?&d wit sU kinds of fresh mesU. CsJV
rSfh. .wsh-t esti, PrtiiSfeoK.
Albany, August 14, 1ST.
GEO. B. HELM,
Attorney M Cesiisellor at- lml
Will praetire in si 1 the Courts of this State.
Office in Fox's Brick Building (upstairs), First.
Street.' . . - - . v7
Foiiry ana IlaclMB Slopn
A. F. CHERRY, Proprietor,
Flour and Saw Mill Machinery,
Woo cl-WorlQiiir & Asxicnltnral Machinery
And all kinds of
Iron and Brass Castings.
Particular attention paid to repairing s!l kinds of
A. CAltOTHERS & C0.,
All the popular
PATENT MEDICINES, ,
And .TOILET GOODS..
Particular care snd promptness given physicians "
prescriptions snd family recipe.
A. CAROTBERS It CO.
Albany, Oregon. 4vs
GO TO THE
BEE-HIVE STORE !i
. &c.f &c.y &c..
Cheap for Cash. IZ.
Country Produce of All Ms Bont::
For Merchandise or Cosh.
This is the p'sce to get the
Best Bargains Ever Offered In Albany-
Parties will always do well to call and spe for them
selves. H. WEED.
First Street, Albany,
Was first known in America. Its merits are now -well
known throughout the habitable world. It baa
the oldeet sud best record cf any Liniment In the
world. From the millions upon millions of bottles
sold not s single complaint baa ever reached us. A
a Healing and Pain-Subduing Liniment it has no
equal. It is alike
BESEFICIAL TO MAX A5D BEAST.
Sold by all Druggists.
Is s purely Vegetable Preparation, composed of
CT"?ri,?rk' Herbs and Fruits, among
which will be found ttarsaparillian, Dandelion. Wiid
Cherry, Basssf rss, Tsnsy, ttentian. Sweet flag, eto..
also Tamarinds, Dates, Prunes sud Juniper Berries,
preserved in a sutnomut quantity (ouly) at the spirit
of Sugar Cans to keep in auy climate. Tbey invert- -ably
relieve and cure the following eomplaiuts
Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Liver Complainte, Loss of
Appeute, Headache, bilious Attacks, Fever and
Ague, Summer Complaints, (tour cltomsen, Palpita-.
lion or the Heart, Oeneral Debility, etc. They are
especially adapted as s remedy tot the diseases to
v a rjitsij:
Are subjected ; snd ss a tonic for the Aged. Feebls
and Debilitated, hare no equal. They are strictly in- -tended
ss a Temperance Ionic or Bitter, to be
" a nwdiouw only, snd always according to
Sold bt all FIest-Class Dbtjooists
W. IX S2ELIDIIsriGr,.
Who manufactured the firs', good Broom every
located permanently In this city, where he bas
eaia commenced ttie manufacture of sU kinds of
Brooms, Brushes, Wisps, .
kov.st hU factory oa FIRST STREET, st John.
Metsler's old stnd,ast of Magnolia Mill, where
be Invites those wishing j nrat-cUts broom to eall .
snd secure it tttuhim.
. ' ' Wv IX BELDTNl.
A'beay, Oct.ialUW. .