Volume viii. ALBANY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 12, 1875. NO. 8. ., BUSINKS3 UAKDS. ; SMtUEL E. YOUNG ' Wholesale and Retail Dcrtler IH '" DRY 6600, !.,;' ClOTHIMS, L ' DUOTS & SHOES, THRESH EftS Reapers & moweSj WAiOliS, PLOWSr Utti DRILLS) DROADCST SEED" SOWERS, ETC. Fin atreet, Alkuiyt Oroo. "'. Terms : - - Oasli. n20v7 ABerteftB Exchange Hotel. Cor. Front nd Wnsulngtoa sta. AI.BAST, . ' - OBHiOS. THE AMEMCAX KXCHAXC.E nOTEI, xo popular tinder the former mann?ement, will b transferred the 1st of tx-tolwr, to Mr. iji, 1(V. Mr. Eddy, In adilUlou to beint' ff first clasx caterer. Is thorough in the hotel sejrt. 29?5-U. St. Charles Hotel, Crner WaMhlnston Mid First St., A LB AN Y, OREGON,1 Matthews & Morrison, PHOPRl ETORS. flonse newlv fumlslied tlirouilont. fne ImmI the market affords always on the table. Free tranen f anU frem the Houne. C. HARPER & CO., - IXulers lit -4tM-, Hoots md Khors, Hats, liroee-a-lea, Vnmry oods, Xotlons, MiolKiiiWg and Pistols, JSall, Rope, Mirrors, Wallpaper, Wood and Willow Ware, TrnnlM and Talisrs, rorkrt Cutlery, Are., Are., Sold very lw cither for cash, or to prompt pay n33. Injj customers ou time. Raising and Moving Buildings. WE THE rXPKnlUN"ET BEO LEAVE TO announce to the citizens of AIMiny and BtjrroiinUinjr country that, haviiij? mipplieil nnv wives with the nwewtry machinery for nu ing and rciaovini? bniWiiifcs, we are ready at all times to receive orders for aneh work, which wilt do In -short or:ler at lowest rule, we pnaranTeeentireaatistaotkm hi all work under taken hv u. ' . Orders left at tho RnxiiKTF.it ofllce promptly nttented tor- Apply to. - . alba, f - BANTY, AI.UEK ft CO.. j Or., April 0. - r. 8V. fS. S. CO. . JJOTICB. -17 ROM 'AND AFTER DATE, UNTIL. FUK JP tber not lee, freight from PORJLAXD to ALBANY WILL BE OS E DOLLAR PER T0 All down frelaht will be delivered at POKT K.AKD or i ASTORIA . .- -..-'.' Freof Urayajce ami Wliarfage, I At Reduced Rates. floats will leave At.BAXV for COKVALLIS or lollTIAXI ... For further particulars, apply-to ' BEACtl JIOXTOTH, Albany.SlOV. 9A, 1-B L vr tn --. CHA8. B. JfOSIAGCR .t OBT. M'CAJ.I.Elf., SlOSf AGUE & McCALLEY, , AR SOW OPBJTLVG A MAGSIFICKKT stock of ,, ; -,.,,-, .....-.', FALL AHD WIXTER GOODS ! fleeted with care; and bought iot coin at 8canloalr Ffgrnre i " and as we boaebt low we can and will sell them at prices that will , f , tJ . Astonish Everybody. Come and see our selections ot tfljrt , . . - Japanese : . - ' ' . ' : N fan wis, tones, , ,,ni ! ii . - ftr5IaBts, Ribbon. Collar, Collarette.; for the todies, and onr complete Tinea of Ready made Oibthtngr HMifrr. Cottostadest- 7assli'l ..-CloSlMr . o. MatiT Of all OMotiptioM tot men and boys. Also, full , ... .. assortuienU 01. ercste, Crcctoj asi. Glassware. or everybody. ; - .,.,.!,. The best iroortvat ie lowest rs.te very t iB)C- Casrnaas and see. ' - -IsiK:an Oregon, October 80, W. FOUR-ACRE LOTS , Wltftta 0n ol Albany Parties in wsntolT Homestead Ixn wo!d do Weil to call on V . ii. lM)lfl A CO-, betore pmr asasin? ei'iewbcre. Xand rich and would tusice Kir lii whale can be irrigated with very lit- 'li"1 - W. II, PQDD A CG. - -- lEdm Interests. Xik Brr'i-fch. Sloe, sweet fresh but ter has been a scarce article h' this market for weeks in fact, first 'class butter is never over plenty in this market. We had not been able to secure any real nbx butter lor oiir table for weeks, Until last Saturday, when our friend, Mr. .J. W. Propst, came hurrieclly into the ofllcv, and remarking, "I see from the Register that good butter seems to he Scarce about your house, and I thought I'd bring yoii in si chunk, just for greens,' laid a fine, large loll of golden butter on our table. Now we appreciate the kindness of fi tends when they bring its a pre-sontof line,.lAre patatoa?, luicioiu fruit, a fat tureky " for Christmas, or any other present, knowing and feeling that it is out of the goodness of a full heart ; but when a man brings tu an article that is as scarce, at this season ot llio- year especially, as hen's teeth, viz : well made, sweet, gol den butter an article that there is an extra demand for a cash article an article that will bring "tlie coin much quicker than wlteat anl makes us a present of It, we propose to stand by him as long as memory lasts. And tlie beauty of the whole matter was, Mr. Propst made the butter with his own hands, his wife, who is a .splendid butter maker, by the way, being absent and we defy any woman to make nicer looking, sweeter butter than that presented to us by Mr. I. And 1n conclusion we nay, lie darscnt do it again. City of Sai.km. This new steamboat, built by U. I. Scott & Co., made Iter ap pearance at our wharf last Saturday. She is one of tlic neatest furnished and trimest built boats on the river. She is li0 feet in length, 33 feet beam, and with otic-thin! more carrying capacity and with but one third of the power of the (irocer, makes the same time and draws less water. Loaded, she draws 10 inches at the bow and 12 Incite? afc. This-boat was built to run in low water, and there is hardly a da j- it) the year in which she cannot make this city. The boat was built for the pur pose of furnishing onr people with cheap transportation facilities, and the owners propose to carry grain and otlier freight at the lowest living rates the present rate being $2 75 per ton for grain. If prices are lovrercd by the old companies to tignres that will not pay to run boats, will it be good policy for our people to throw off on the two boats owned by Capt. Scott & Co., and thus, drive them oil the river? Will not the rates runup to five or six dollars per ton as soon as the two boats are with drawn ? Isn't that the history of the past? Would it not be a matter of economy, a sound business policy, to give the new boats ftiir living rates, no matter what tho old companies charge during a good stage ol wafer, and thus keep them on the river tiurri'ug the entire year? These are ques tions for our people to decide. The past is a criterion by which to judge of the future. ItCKolutionH or Knox Itntle dirniitre. Albany, Xov. 8, 1S73. Mis. "Editoh : At a meeting of Knox I!utte Gninge Xo. 22, I. of II., held Xov. bin, La.. tlie following resolutions ".vere adopted : AViiEKEAS. It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from onr midst bv death Bro.. I. C. Burkhart, a incmhcr of our Grange, thereby depriving us of one of out most worthy members Mid an earnest labo rer therein, t'lerefore. liesrtlrerT, That we deeply feel the loss oc casioned by the death of our Brotli?r,- and become joint mourners with his iamilyand immediate 'friends, and we hereby tender them ottr sympathy in this their sad be reavement, yet we cling to the hope of again meeting him at the festal board of the Grand Master ot the Universe, where tears ami farewells are unknown. Jiescdrert, That a copy ot these resolutions be tendered the wife and family of deceased, and one spread upon tho record of this Grange ; also, one to each of the Albany papers tor publication. Brotlier Burkhart was born in Hawkins county, East Tennessee, Xov. 14th, 1S23, and was in his 52d year at the date of his death. J. B. HOUSTON". . . MAHTIX MlfXKIt, - A. ii. MARSHALL, Committee. ; UaiX Onward Lohoe No. 2-29. 1.O.G.T., , .f. . ; . : Xov. th, 1875. At a regular meeting of Onward Lodge, the following officers , were-, instilled by State TJeptity, IL Fox : C. G. Burkhart, CT; Iinni Marshall, VT; F. A. Burkhart, S; F. Trites, FS; E. Miller, T; A. T. Cree scy, Ct A s Archibald, M; J. W.Props OG-. Miss D. Marslmll, IG elect, was not present. Afterhe installation all present partook of ;a splendid colialiou, spread by tlie ladies qtA the Lodge, and then : spent, a few hours very pleasantly in social enjoy ineur, assisted by a few outsiders, who hap-' penetl around there about the time supper was being prepared. ' ' ', F. A. BUBKHAltT, Sec. JJew Patents. Through dispatches to Dewey & Co , Patent Agents, 8. F., we received the following advance list of U.S. Patents gi-antetl to Pacific Coast Inventoi-s, viz ; W. O. M: Berry, S. F., traction wheel; L. Marks, S.F., carbureter; Al Moon, S. F., steam boiler indicator ; V. Schmidt, vermin exterMinator ; J:- G; Steel, S.; 1.; process tor making poisonous coinposttions for des troying "gophers, squirrels, etc; ; J, Weath erbe'ad, San Jose, Cal., guard strap for shafts and strap couplings. ; Well Officered. The officers of the City of Salem are : Captain, 'U. B. Scott ; Pilot, S. JEj.MiUer ;. Piirser, Z. T.. Hatch Mate, .lolin Gore ; Steward, , S, . Illedge; Engineer, XV. W.. Jlciichicke. Fallen Asleep in Jesus. Mks. Emma Bruce Byland, youngest daughter of Jno. XV. and Liiruna Bell, and wife Cf LWnaltl E; Byland, &s born in Lebanon, Linn county, Oregon, March 9, 1-855. iJelng the yonngest, tint 111.1 Vils the child of many liopes, and was tenderly cared for by her parents, who early sought to lead her to the Savior. In the 17th yeor of her age she was United In holy marriage to Mr. 1. E. Byland, the husband of lier choice. Six months, afterward she took upon herself .tlic obligations ot a religious life, and, in company with her husband, united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in the communion of which she tea il fast ly continued until she passed from earih to heaven. Her pithway was not one of uncertain direction, but always led on to the Savior, through snadow as well as sunshine. Her sufferings previous to her death were of manj- months'' duration, and often very great, but always endured with patience ind christian fortitude. Something over one year ago she was at tacked with disease of the lungs, which moved steadily on in its progress until it resulted in her death. She saw her ap proaching dissolution without fear, and gave directions touching her burial, select ing a text of scripture expressing her tri umph over death, and appropriate hymns for hc-r funeral services. Aftei many repeated declarations of her confidence in Jesus, ot her willingness to depart, and of her resignation to the will of her Savior, and liaving formally bidden her friends an affectionate adieu until they should meet ''beyond the narrow river," she quietly fell asleep in Jesus and passed on to "the sweet by and by."' 011 Sunday. Oct. 24, 1S75, at 1 o'clock l M. She leaves an affectionate husband, two children, yet too young to know their loss, an affectionate father, mother, sister, and a large circle of friends to mourn her depart ure. The funeral sermon was preached Octo ber 20th, by Kev. W. It. Bishop, of tlie Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at Leb anon. Lebanon, Oct. 23th, lg75. The Sad Stoky of MR. Wiscii. It is not a pleasing prospect which Mr. Wisch, of Warsaw, Illinois, has before him, name ly, to be licked in every town in the United State?. ""This is the sad -story of Mr. Wisch r Some time ago he came into possession of 100, which is claimed by Mr. S. D. Math ews of Alexandria, and which Mr. Mathews asserts he was swindled out of by Wisch. Shortly after the transaction whatever it might have been, Mr. Wisch went to Alex andria, where he was promptly thrashed by Mr. Mathews. Wisch then returned to Warsaw, whither Mr. Mathews, after settl ing his hill with the justice of the peace, followed him. In Warsaw ' likewise he thrashed his enemy and next morning made it square, with the Warsaw tribunal. The otlier day Wisch went to Keokuk, and thither, too, went Mathews, and mauled his victim publicly tor the third time. Justice was easily appeased the next day, although Mathews announced in court his intention to accompany Wisch to St. Louis and whip him again. I lis programme, he says, is to lick his enemy in every town the latter en ters. He will be careful not to thrash him twice in the same town, for he . allows that he is not a vindictive man, and once in a place is enough.- Wisch is rapidly losing his taste for travel under these circumstan ces. We wish Mr. Wisch much joy ol his hundred dollars. In' about three weeks M. II. Abbott, Esq., will commence the publication of the Ore ijon Tribune at tlie Dalles, as he informed us by note' on the 6th. Dalles will then have two newspapers, when that country may look to be written up in good style. "Pa, 1 guess our man Ralph is a good Christian.". "How so, my boy ?" "Why, Pa, I read In the Bible that the wicked sliall not live out half his days ; and Ralph says he has lived out ever since he was a little boy." - You've pinn'd it back, he cried with grief, -'Much further than you'd ortcr ; Your front stands out in bold relief My darter ! oh, my darter !' Peter's Musical Monthly' For No vember, is full of elegant pieces for the piano. Peter's musical publications are way up, " ' V "Yes, I like those short days," said Old Trupenny, the other morning, joining in the discussion ; "the interest counts up so fast. Why when I come into my place mornings, and get out mr securities, I can fairly hear them draw interest, right through tlie side of tlie box ?" - A youth called ata printing office one day, and, after watching thein set type awhile, said to one of the typos : "You use a heap o' four penny nails? " - . . . . - , 1 1 u The old gentleman who spent a fortune in endeavoring to hatch colts from horse -chest-nuts is now cultivating egg plant, with a view to raising chickens from it. Xov we know what makes it so cold. Elder Lntz, of New Haven. Is preaching on "Hell Qlosed for Repairs." "The vilest sinner may return," wrote a pious girl to Iter lover, with whom she had parted in anger. "it is said that when a girl is born In In diana the untiappy lather begins to save money to buy a piano. . The boy who was kicked out of time by a guasaid he fired and fell back in good order, Flash writers Telegraph operators, A Reminiscence. BY O KjS". HfittSi WtLLtAitS, I is 110 longer ago than .thin, week that I noticed a remark in a newspaper that the old song, so lamiHfcr at one time as to be on Uie lips of nearly every body, and which begins with these words : -; "We'll rally 'round the flog, boys, Rally once again, " . . 1 was growing old and stale. In years, this may be true, but it is to "be hoped that the patriotic fervor which produced tho song in the dark and gloomy days through which the country passed, will j i:ever die put in the hearts ot those who earned the flag front the, OJ!o to the Gulf, and from Vicksbrtrg" 81? ieh niond, or their descendants. The words ot the song ere old ; in reality they are well-worn ; they were sung by the boys who could sing no other, were they to try ; they welled r.p in the hearts of thousands ot noble sons on the march and in the bivouac ; and men have died with the inspiring words on their lips. At home, in the parlor, the sister, proud of the brother who had gone forth to battle for hi country, sang thera to evening callers ; they were mingled with the prayers of the mother tor the safety ot lier first-born who had gone to the tented field, and who at the same moment might have been singing them with his comrades around tlie camp-fires in the swamps of Georgia ; among the deep ravines that encircle Vicksburg, or the earthworks around Richmond, the Capital ot the Confederacy. Yes, the words may be old, but the song inspired many a young man with a higher and holier purpose, and caused him to leave home and friends and march to the rescue of his imperiled country, alter hearing the in spiring strains from tho lips of tho girl he loved It was the evening of the 3d ot July, in the year 18G3. A cordon of Feder al bayonets broken only at intervals, to make room for a battery of Twenty poujider Parrots ; of Rodmans, or loud mouthed Napoleons encompassed the beleaguered and doomed garrison which had been driven, weeks before, withiu the defences of Yicksbnrg. Rumors were rife in the encircling camp of Fed era's, that negotiations were in progress for the capitulation of this stronghold, by the rebel general Pemberton, but this was only rumor. In the mean time preparations Jiad . boea -going Jfor days before looking to celebrating the 4th of July on the morrow in a manner somewhat diffeient from the usual course in the more peaceful days. The mouth ot the Yazoo river was literally filled with steamers, loaded to the guards with cargoes of solid shot and shell, canister and grape, and it was beginning to be well understood in the Federal lines that at sunrise the next day would be fired the grandest national salute ev er attempted -on the face of the globe. Three hundred ami eighty-four guns were in position, all compressed within a line of but two or three miles in length and all pointing in the direction ot the doomed city. The commandant of each battery had orders to fire sixty-five rounds from each gun, beginning at sun rise arid continuing until the last shot was hurled within the lines of the strong hold ot the enemy tho closed gate to the free passage ot the .Mississippi be tween Cairo and New Orleans. The reader can, for himself, calculate the number of shots that would bavo been tired had not the city surrendered previ ous to the time appointed for beginning the celebration, and will then admit, I think, that it would have been a Na tional salute such as is seldom seen or heard. While these operations were going on in tho immediate vicinity of Mcks burg, the Rebel armies were not idle, by any means. Under the able leader ship of Gen. Joe Johnson s largo force was marching to the relief of the impris ioned and starving garrison, within the walls of Vicksburg. JFe had approach ed within a few miles of the rear of the forces that encircled the rebels in their fortified position. Gen.' Sherman wa at once detailed by Gen. Grant to "face to tho rear' with the forces under bis command, and march out in the direc tion from wlience this new rebel army was appioaching. It was 10 o'clock at night on the evening of the 3d, before Gen. Sherman's forces were fully on the march, and they had scarcely begun to move, before one of the wildest, fiercest storms that I ever beheld burst upon the earth. Dark clouds entirely shnt out from sight every ' object upon the face of the earth. The troops were in the narrow wagon road leading from Vicksburg to Jackson, but to move for ward was simply out of the question Great forest trees were falling on every side, the lightening hissed an-1 crackled, aod at times would seem to be creeping in sheets of flame right among the feet of the troops as they stood Immovable in the road, unable to move in; any di rection whatever, and only capable of watching the terrible grandeur of the storm. An entire company Was knock ed down by a stroke of liuhfening ; here and there a horse that had broken away from his rider went dashing through the forest, visible only, wheo flashes - ot lightening revealed bim to the gaze - ot the almost awe-struck troops who stood motionless and silent in the ' winding road through that Mississippi forest. All at once, between the intervals of thunder, there came back from the front a strain of the popular song, : that is "now growing old" ; j i-t f s "We'll rally 'round the flag, boys, v.,;. Rally once again." Indistinct at first amid the roar ot the storm, it began to grow louder '-and louder, and in two minutes after some soldier away up in the column had struck up the inspiring strain, it was being sung by fifteen thousand troop", and could be distinctly : heard above the rushing winds, the noise of falling trees and the reverberations of thunder. I had seen wild storms before, but never, in my life, had I witnessed one so sub limely terrible as the one on the evening ot the 3d of July, tlie roar and - din of which was at times -, overpowered ; by the verses of that graud old song of "Rally 'round the flag, boys.? ' ' Yes, the song is growing old ; bo . is "Old Hundred," "Ortpuyille,", and many others that could be named. Tlie Guet melodies. wever heard ar grow, 1 ing old, and are none the less cherished let us hope, on that account. We are all growing old ; the songs we sung in our childhood are not the songs we hear to-day, yet they are inseparably connect ed with a period in our lives that only make them the more valued for that reason. So, too, with the patriotic songs sung by the "Loys in bHe," They will never grow old while memo ry holds its sway. They were sung by the comrade who died by . the side of him who lived to return to the "loved ones at home ;" through toil and priva tion, through want and suffering, they served to cheer and inspire the brave, patriotic men, and when victory and peace came, the surviving soldier march ed to his old home, keeping time to the same old songs. To some they may grow oid, iu tact, as well as in years but the words, "Rally 'round the flag, boys," are inseparably interwoven with the his tory of tlie war for the preservation ot the Union, and as such will be ever cherished by him who wore the blue, whether he bore but the marks of a corporal upon his arm, or a strap upon his shoulder, inclosing three stars; indeed whether he bore any distinguishing mark at all, save true, upright, noble patriotis-m, and love ot country. In Roeunebeck, Bremen, an engine has been nearly completed by Herr Tross in which resolves the problem, which tor nearly thirty years has engaged the at tention of inventors, of the utilization of superheated steam in common engiues. The answer to the problem has been found, in the new application of tlie phys ical law and tlie use of a peculiar lubri cant. An engine working with super heated steam needs only half the ordin ary amount of coal, the boiler and grate can be smaller by one half, the supply of water by one third, and the air-pump and condenser are equally reduced to halt their usual space. Tlie improve ment has been patented 111 England, lie! gium and other countries, and can easily be applied to engines ot the existing type. A horrible rape outrage is reported from JJinghamptou, New York, where a fellow named James Lovest waylaid and assaulted a nine-year-old girl named Minnie German, as she was going along the road with a young sister, October 13th. The rcreams of the children at tracted the attention of two ladies and a party of men, but the ruffian had es caped into the woods, lie was captured and fully identified October 15, and lodged in jail, after barely escaping lynch ing. 1 ho girl is dangerously injured and not likely to recover. . r - ) - T- It is said of Norbury that he would at any time rather lose a friend than a joke. On one occasion he began tho sentence ot death in this wise : "Prison er at the bar, yon have been found guil ty by a jury of your own countrymen ot the crmie laid to your charge, and I must say I entirely agree with the verdict, for I - see 'Scoundrel' written in your race. Here the prisoner interrupted with "That's a strong reflection from your Lordship P whereupon the Jndge, keenly appreciating the joke, commuted the sentence into transportation for seven years. ,;i;: - .r. .?,,.;., George Clark, a well known prospect or from OrcgonV'who found the richest diggings at Dease Creek last season, has been looking for gold this Summer along the Tahcoo, in Alaska. He says that the indications are such as will warrant his return next year, prepared for work. The impression at Wrangell is that he has "'struck it rich, but does not deem it prudent to gi ve particulars. Great Britain has varied her recent system of constructing iron-clad shipf iron outside and wood within. She has launched a. wooden-ctad corvette iron inside, wood outeWe. , -She is a sixteen gun 6bip. . . But we are not informed what are the anticipated advantages of this style of naval architecture. Tlie ship just launched is called the Boadicca. i Tlie Fair of tine Mochanics' Institute, San Francisco, received about $90,000. The Fair lasted about six weeks, and was remarkable not only for. its complete ness but for the endurance of the holders of season tickets. . , ; i - Wo spend half our lives in making mistakes, and waste the poor remainder in reflecting how easily we might Jiave avoided them. . There are four little girls in Milwau kee, two ot them the .darrjrhtera of a southside fisherman, one the. daughter of a German carpet weaver, and ttyjother a Third Ward lassie "Annie," who are employed by a tobacco dealer to pick tip whatever may ba: funnd in saloon, oti the streets and in the gutter at. 1 cent for every, ten pieces, . whether large or small. Every cigar-stump and discard ed "quid" is plucked up, no matter who has used ity or where it is found These are., used in the manufacture: of both 'choico.jjlav.ina cigars and paper chew ing tbbacco."r" The longer andt lietter stumps" are- unrolled and used for Ihc former purpose.' while the "quids," tfliort stumps, and soaked aid Totteo Hips' are -i- ... 1. . mi ... - tnauu into cnewiitg KioacowMinere is something delectable in a contemplation of all this. : These 'children make good wages at the business, tiieir pay ranging from 80 cents to $1,50 per day. When a large and well-soaked lump is found the little rascals divide it and by so doing make 50 per cent, on their- "fiiid. Milwaukee Ac?. t -- h' --- Editors have a first rate time in Texas. The ladies of a town down there liave given to the editor of the paper an em broidered shirt, which contains a picto rial history of. Texas, including tlie war with Mexico, and the meeting of the first legis'ature, and also pictures of the fruits and cereals ot the State, all worked in red worsted. The editor never were a shirt in his life, and he thought it was a banner tor the temperance procession which was to come off next week. So he made a Iittla speech of thanks, in which he said he would fling it out for ever in the breeees of heaven, that they might kiss its folds and that until his hand palsied it should never be trailed in the dust never! Tlie ladies didn't understand him, they blushed, and said they were sorry they made it toe long. But a committee-man took the editor aside and explained the shirt to him in a whisper, and the next day he appeared at the office with that shirt mounted over his coat, and lie wrote four columns of explanation for his paper. Thedurti much admired by the boys of the town, and whenever the editor goes out for a walk they follow him iu regiments, studying the histoTy of Texas and the fine arts off the back of his shirt. She Yielded. It was the twilight hour, and they were meandering over Uie execrable sidewalks on Veto street. He was blacker than tho king of clubs, and she could discount the ten-spot of spades. . "Susan, I lub you!" he suddenly re marked. "Shoo! Go longP 6he replied. "Susan, will you marry me?'" he con tinned. . i .. i "Go long wid yu, Pete!" : "If yer don't I shall embrace de flot- in' waters ob de dark , ribber. l)eu de coroner will haul mo out au sot on me; dey'll plant me under de roses, an', de verdict will be, "Dat feller died ob a broken heart!' " ; - - , -t- "Yu don't mean dat, Pete?" "I do, Susan!" , . V "Den, Pete," Bhe said, as she sighed heavily," den it's roy -dooty to marry yu to save yer life, au' de weddiu' is to cum off in de fall!" . '.: And they clasped hands, and rolled their eyes and stumbled along. Vicks burg Herald., i , 1 ; : ; u , A friend residing in Baltimore bad iu his possession a small alligator, which had been sent him 'Trom Florida.1 Its habitation was a tub partially filled with water, kept outdoors. , During one of the cold snapsof the past winter.iu the night the water became completely) frozen, imprisoning. the reptile in tho ice, with but a sma' I portion of his body protrud ing therefrom. - To all appearances the animal was as dead as one of the stuffed specimens seen in a rauFcum collection; The want ot time precluding an effort for its extrication in the morning,- it was allowed to remain frozen, and ns soon forgotten in the maze of tlie cares ot the of the day. .For forty-eight bottis the reptile thus remained frozen and -lifeless at the end of which time,' being thawed out, vitality became visible, and in a short time , it was as animated as ever, with no evidence ot having in the least suffered by the prolonged trigorific con finement. Here is an mstanee in which the vital spark seems not to Iiavo been extinguished by tlie freezing, ; nor the animal's organism to have been mutilat ed, but that vitality merely ' remained torpid or dormant during the- freezing, and ready to respond to its functions whenever tlie animal's organism return ed to its normal- condition. Ameri can Artisan.' -: ' i - - "Ain't yon exprised to Fee me?' said a five-jear-old girl, as she tripped into my house in the midst of a .: rain 1 storm, Tbe rain ieli all.verr me UfcV- H ' ran through a straner, and I shook it off, bat it wouldn't stay shocked; ! asked God to ftop, but there was a big thuru. yer in, the way and he, could not hear me, I underspent ; and I most know be couldn't see me,' 'cause - a 1 black cloud got oyer my head as black as anything Nobody couldn't sea little girls through black clouds. . I'm going to stay till the sun shines and then, when I go horaej God will look down . and say, 'Why, there's Nettie ! , She went to see, .her auntie right in the middle ot tlie rain ;' and I guess he'll bo just a much expris ed as you was KA.NAVriIV EIAPEMlSr. "Yes,' said the old lady, as ftlie wiped uer ejes ami proceeded to tell the sympa thizing neighbor about the - elopement of lier daughter, "ye, -Mrs. Blobbtsyou may well say it ar a dreadful stroke. - I ain't liad such another shock sence that last o" rhetimatiz. To think tli.it a darter of minet would do such a disgraceful thing after" all the care an affection'me nn' her lather have iavisiied on lier from her Infancy up. I couldn't bear under tite affliction no how but Tor the cor.serlatinn of religion. Relig-. tow U powerful enervating in sech trials as these." , . - -; ... ? '. "Did yoti not suspicion tli.it they were contemplating such a move ?" asked tlie neighbor. . - "No, we never suspicioned nary contem plation. After I'd runned tlie conceited UOStart off rite nreinlse with the nmn. 1 lldi)'t think he'd' have the Insurance tV niK.i iu oaiiiaiiuif agin. An sue seemeii to a npwat feoomtoaett tkaU never resnect- ed her of bavin any under, handed cotiteti-; . lions, vnt au the time-o I've heera sence they used to meet clandestinely.. wiien I thought Sauwuithy was at meetin, an' decoct their plans to run off in elope. Well, Samanthy has made . her IxkI. ami slie'Il liave to lay on it. I wash my hand of the ougrateftu girl from this time forth- Willi." "Did you make any effort to intercept.'' them?" . .. , Xo. you see. we didn't know it, or else . we'd a intercented 'era within an inch o their lives. - . ' .: , I neaii did you try to have tliein .. stopped when you found they were gone." "Yes, indeed. Father telescoped to five:' or six towns, an' eive their nerserlptioti cost him lots o' money, too, but he sakl he would spew! the price of a cow to- zit sa manthy buck. But we never heerd nothin'" more from them, and 1 told latlier to Kt, 'em alone and they'd come home after-' awhile with five or six children behind em- But I tell you. Mrs. Blobbs. thev slian't set loot in this house except over the dead" Dody ot my defunct corpse, xou lest re- - .1... . lUCIUUVI lll.ll. . Pretty ToiikIi lIag One day last month, when trade wasdulB 1 of sole-leatCer from a shoemaker, painted'1 it black and laid it aside for future use- ' Within a few days an old chap from back: in the country came in and inquired tor a plus of cliewinjr tobacco. The piece ot ; sole-leatlier was tied up. paid for, nnd tlie purchaser started for home. At end ot the-' sixth day he returned. - looking downcast and dejected, and, walking into tlie store, he 1 no utred of the cleric : Jieinuerod mat leruacKer x esn. ncre inu ntl- .1.. ..a?, v,ii unit w "Well, was tlmfr a new brand? - "liegular plug terbackcr, was it?"r . .- -"Yes.".... "Well, tlien. it's me ; it's right here br iny jaws," sadly replied the man. "I k flowed I was gittin' purty oid, but I w alius handy on bitiu' plug. I never seed1' a plug afore this one that I couldn't tear toe pieces at one chaw. I sot my teeth on this one, and bit and pulled and twisted, like a dog at a root, and . I've kept biting and pulling for six days, and thar site am now. tlic a;iuia ns tlio ilnir vnn osklrl lur t me" 'Seems to be plug." remarked the clerk, as he smelled of the counterfeit. . - "She's all right ; it's me that's fklliiigi" exclalmed the old man. , "Pass me out some fine-cut, and IU go' home and deed the firm to the boys, and git ready for tlie graTe!" ' A Soft Asswek. lite husband vr'ai olf quick temper aud often", inetftfeklerate- Thev had not been mnrried a' vetrri- wImxi-' one day, in a fit of liasty wrath, h-'satd to lili t.-ifVi ...---'. . : -. 'I want no correction from you. If you' are not satisfied with my conduct, you can return to yonr home whence I tboft. yoo-, and find happiness with yoilrlfibd. ; " "If I leave you," returned the uhhappV wife, you give me back that which I brought to yon ?" . ... "Every dollar. I covet not your wealth f ...... i . .. i . i & ii i. . . i ,, . .. "Ah,"- she answered," I mean not tfite" wealth Of gold. I thought not or tTrefe: P . mean my maiden heart my first and only. ove my otioyant iiopes,-nuatne prom wet -blessings of my womanhood. Can you -give tliese to tne?" r- i :. '-')' ;'' A mowient ol inorrgnrr-of convulsion and then taking tier to Ins af ms : 5 . " ' ' "Xo. no, my wife, I can not do that. bnC1 I will do more ; 1 will, keep them iience-. forth unsullied nnd unpaii'tedf:, I cherlflv your blessings as my own ; and lTer again ' God lielping mer will I forcet the' pledge I gave at tlie holy altar' wheW. Jbu gave" your peace aikI happiness te my keeping.", How true it is that "a soft answer tumetlr' n n-n r tfiuiiu ,7 o f s-twtr tnnnv riti iiai many,' of the bitter strifes ot domestic life" inignt oe avoided oy remeniocring ana act ing in accordancet herewith," . -;i .,. v A rt malleable discovery was recently": made on in island in the Misstsninnl. etcrht' miles below Davenport, Iowa, by some fuiw ernien. It was a subterranean cave, bewu out of the solid rock, which was covered by ' a huge lock, and which was reached by' stone steps. The floor ot this subterranean.'' caviiy. wtrich -had nndeubtedly been made tlioirsniids of years ago, was thickly strewn ashes, the charred remains of bones, and a; substance which tliey took to fee dead! leaves, first wetted, wAen they were pressed together, resembling In order and solidity tlie cake from oatmeal. Amnmr the drv" ashes they picked up three tusks about tlie size ol bear's teeth, and still lower the boat-' hook came In contact with a hard substance Which Droved to be a skull hmmi aa nnltaK. d walnut, perfect In every respect, and ot ordinary fefete. - Oil further exatnmation, alrnosf a oomptete skeleton was disobvered. But the most singular part came to light Iht , tlie hardened and almost petrified leather straps, bronze buckles, and a wooden lcpr which continued the right extremity, that; limb having been nrmoved ; about midway between hip and knee. This Is a very in-" reristing discovery, proving that a know!-'., edge ot bronze was among the learning of l.lw flliftririkkfhl it nuirWna - n tltflfl in-" chanlcal surgery in those days was equal at least to the adoptation of a timber extrenv Ity. Chicago Tribune , . .jr. ,-i I Political orators Intfe Wtf IndiiTge in some high flown asseTemtTons ia regard U thlr flnmiPM nf nrlneinle. The fohowiDfl- . h i moderate specimen .- "Biriid a worm' fence around tlie Whiter'swy of Sum-, mer weather, skhn the cktl from the sky witn a leaspown, vw - . Iu a bladder, break a hurricane t- f -r-es ground-sluice an earthquake, las . m va Emclie. pin a napkin oh the orator c. an - ... htif: never exDect to ee KCl false to my principle.' , . 1 ' . - 1 Tlie owner of a Aacnvuie ecretj-rauroaa tried to ride on one of bis cars, last week, for nothing and the driver "bounced" hi.n.' The driver who had read that story aboud' tlie great warrior and the inflexible senti nel, expected to be, promoted,1- bue- i3 now looking for a job.