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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1875)
SAMUEL. E. YOUNG,
Wholesale tftid TtctaU Dealer irt
CC3TS & CHQES,
v ::'BR0ADCST - SEED'" r
First street, AllMay, Orer.
Terms : - - Cash.
. U20VT :' - ' .
Americas Exchange Hotel.
. Cor. Front and Washington Bts.
ALBAHY, . OBEGOX.
THE AMERICAN EXCHANGE HOTEL,
so popular under tlie former management,
will toe transferred on the 1st of October, to Mr.
8. W. KI)UV. Mr. Kudy, In addition to being
first ekt-ss caterer, is thorough tn the hotel
business, sept. 2U;7J-tf.
St. Charles Hotel,
Carner Washington and First S.,
Matthews & Morrison,
Itonae newly furnished tlironsliont. Tlie
best the market sHOrUs always on the table.
Free C'oaen to and from the House.
P. C. HARPER & CO.,
3L rfsr go o x jb .
Clothing, Bots and Shoes, Hat, roee
rtem, Wmmrr Uooda, Notions, Shotican.
- and Ptatols, Halls, liupe, mirrors,
Watlpnner, Waad and Willow
Ware, Trnnlts and Valises,
Pocket Cutlery, Ac, Ae.,
Sold very low either for cash, or to prompt pay
n33 , inn customers on time. v7
Ratniag and Moving Buildings.
ETUIS UXPESSItiXEO BEG LEAVE TO
announce to the cilizn of Albany and
enrroimdins country that, having tHinplied our
selves with the neeesaHry machinery for rais
iuand removing bulltlin. we arereadyat all
tinim to receive order for sach work, which
we will do in short or lor at lowest rates. We
gtiarantce entire natisfiiciion In ail work attder
taken by u.
. Orders left at the Begisteb office promptly
at ten ted to. Anolv to.
Alba. , BAXTY. ALLEX A- CO.
Or., April 23. W75. 2gv7
O. S. S- CO.
TJEOM ANI AFTER DATE, CSTIt FCR-
-m. voer not lue, ireigui iroui
POBTlAJiD, l ALBANY
OH B DOLLAR PER TON
All down froisht will be delivered at POKT
LAND or ASTOH1A
Free or Dray age and Wharfage,
. , At Reduced Rates.
Boats will leave ALBANY for CORVALLIS or
For further particulars, apply to
,.,.- . bea'u a monteitii,
Albany, JTor. Sd, f-l Amenta
CHA8. B. JfOKTAGUE.
ESCOTAGUE & McCALLEY,
A BE HOW OPENING A MAGNIFICENT
XL stock of .
FALL ATID WOTER GOODS !
elected with care, and bought for coin at
Scandalously: Low Fig-ares !
and as we bought low we can and will sell them
at prices that will , . .
Come and see onr selections of
, f.j ' -j ' JapaacM
RlbDons, Collars, Collarettes,
' -for the ladies, and our complete lines of .
Clus, . ..
- ' "r L :: -" j, '
Mate, v'j,;-:- ---'rr -'";;",
Of all descriptions for men and boys. Also, full
assort men ta of
GKcal:.,-' Crcciery' ki Glassware.
" or everybody.
T?.ie best goods, at tlie lowest rates every time.
C, "Come and see.
Lebanon, Oregon, October 30, 1874.
rwitiila MB MILE f Albany
Fsi'' nin-'tnf iromMlead Iot9 would do
w,.. ti't :tcn -. il. IjuUI & Co., before por-t',.-.
-. - --win-re. Land rich and would make
i can be irrigated with very lit-
'). y . tv. it OOVD & CO.
Xlnn Coonty TcachnV Institute.
We reti'iVed tire following communltai
tion last week, but too late for insertioii in
our last number.
Tlie I.tnn County Teacher's Institute
will be lipid in tlie Central district Mouse
on Dee. 28, 1875, at 9 o'clock A. to. The
importance of attendance upon such jncet-
ings on the part of teachers and iriends of
education generally can not be over esti
mated. It is to be hotted that all teachers
will be In attendance and unite in one gen
eral effort to raise the standard of teaching
to tliat point attained by members of tlie
profession in older States. I.et those who
have been engaged in the profession a num
ber of years be present, that they may by
their experience assist tliose lately enlisted
in the cause of education. And those tliat
are young in the profession should be pres
ent as they may gain new ideas and new
thoughts as they are presented before the
Institute. It will be seen by the following
programme that manv of tlie best teachers
in tlie country have promised to be in attend
ance and present the subject assigned tlieui.
Interesting essays will be read before the
Institute, and it is designed to have a reso
lution on some important practical question
discussed each night. Now, fellow teach
ers, when you read this, say at once that
you wili go and help push on the great
work ot universal public education. A
large attendance is expected, as all who
liAve been consulted by the committee have
promised to attend. Following is the pro
gramme of exercises :
9 a. m., Miscellaneous business.
1 p. in., Music
Subject of Reading and Elocution, by L,.
1:45 p. m., Subject ol Interest by TV. G.
9 a. m.. Music.
Subject of Orthography by J. I,. Gilbert.
10:30 a.m., Subject of Modes of Verbs
by D. V. S. Iieid.
1 p. m., Subject of modes ot Verbs con
1:45 p. m Subject of Fractions by O. T
Essay by Miss Maria Irvine. Subject
"It might have been.'
"Music. " "
9 a. ra.. Music.
Stfbject ot Anlysis and Parsing by W.
10 a. m.. Subject of School Government
by FVof. R. K. Warren.
1 p. m., Subject of School Government
1:45 p. m Subject of Geography by
Essay by Mi. Addfe Mansfield. Subject
"Our Common School."
T. J. STITES,
Chairman Committee on Programme.
Refcblican Convention. Last Satur
day night tlie largest Republican City Con
vention that has met in the Court House
since our residence here, assembled to nom
inate suitable candidates to fill tlie various
city offices. D. M. Thompson was elected
Chairman, W. II. Dodd. Secretary, and N.
Baum Assistant Secretary. The Chairman
appointed Messrs. A. O. Iiyton and Prof.
Sox, Tellers. Tlie vote was by ballot, and
each voter was required to register his
name before casting his vote. Messrs. D.
croman, Uapt. Humphrey and P. H. Ray
mond were appointed Committee on Order
of Bnsiness. The report of the Committee
was adopted, as follows:
lat, Nomination of Mayor.
2d, Six Council men.
6th, Appointment of City Central Com
mittee. . . :
The following ticket was then Dlaced ki
For Mayor N. B. Humphrey.
Councilmen G. W. Grav. J. P. Me Cov.
J. Harris, N. Baum, A. Baltimore and
Yv. O. Palmer.
Recorder C, E. Wolvirton.
Treasurer J. D. Titus.
Marshal F. M. Westfall.
Tlie Chairman aDoolnted D. Fromin. P.
II. Raymond and W. Ketchum', City Cen
tral committee for 1876.
It was the most harmonious meetinc w
have had for years.
Burn a Vista Items.
Under date of December 4th, our corres
pondent at Buena Vista writes as follows :
High water has driven the settlers from
the lower lands, hence the town is crowd
ed, often with two or more families, iu the
same room. '
Yesterday the ferryboat became entangl
ed Invflood-wood, the moorings gave way,
and the last seen of the boat It ws half a
mile below town at the will of the current,
leaving the wire rope on one side of the
river, over the top of a pole 100 feet high.
lo-uay the rope became entangled in
JrlftrWood too heavy for thettrength of the
pole, which gave way and foil kerslash
across the Farmers' Wheat House, creating
some excitement but not doing any great
Meeting of the Linn County Bible
Society. The annual meeting of the Bi
ble Society took place at the Court House
last Sunday evening. As there was no
Services held in ny of the churches of the
city on that evening, the Court House Was
Well filled, although the weather was very
inclement. The Presldent,Dr. E. R. Geary,
being absent, Jo3. II. Foster, Esq., Vice
President, occupied the Chair. The Treas
urer, Mr. D. D. Gray, made his report,
which was adopted, 'flic report oi the
Depositary, Dr. 0. P. S. Plummer, read
by Prof. Sox, was also adopted. Stirring
speeches were then made by Revs. White.
Bowersox, Vandersol and Stratton. The
Bible Agent, Rev. Mr. Hetzlelr, delivered
a short address, after which a collection
was taken up. The Executive Committee
tlien reported the following named gentle
men as officers for tlie ensuing year : Presi
dent, Rev. S. G. Irvine, Vice Presidents,
the several pastors of the city; Treasurer,
D. D. Gray; Depositary, Jno. Fosliay;
Executive Committee. R. K. Warren, Eli
Carter, Coll. Van Cleve, E. B. Purdom
and Thurst. Hacklcman. The collection
only amounted to $13 75.
Cornet Pkesented. The members of
the LebanonBrass Band, last week present
ed Prof. Comptou, leader of the Baud,
with a fine silver Eb comet, as a tokeu
of their appreciation for his valuable assist
ance as an instructor. The Prof, knew
nothing of the affair until summoned to
appear at the band-room, when the presen
tation accompanied by a neat little speech,
was made, and of course was taken all
a-back. He will cherish the gift very high
ly, and will ever hold those making it in
Nice Goods. Miss Boltls and Mrs. Enos
have opened an elegnnt little variety store
on Brondalbin street, first door south of the
candy factory, where can be found ladies'
furnishing goods, zephyrs, braided sacques,
perforated paper, and in fact, scores of ar
ticles the ladies want and will have when
they know where they can be obtained.
Give tliese estimable ladies a call, and see
what they have for sale, assured that you
can purchase at tlie fairest rates. :
They are also agents lor the Howe sew
ing machines, and will take pleasure in
exhibiting all its meritorious points to all
who wish a good machine.
Off The Track. Iist Saturday even
ing as the freight train was coming on the
side track at the lower end of the city, the
rails f uructl under the great weight, and
threw tlie locomotive and tender off the
track. The rails were replaced, and after
about three hours liard work, interspersed
with a good deal of profanity, the locomo
tive and tender were once more placed up
on the track.
The late grasshopper plague is rcspon
sible for a vast quantity of literature of
various sorts, from the most sublime ap
peals to tliat most sublime of all emotions,
human sympathy, to the most venomous
and vulgar stings the attacks of spite and
malice, but we have until to-day seen no
indication of the inspiration of the di
vine inflatns. At last our mail brings a
poem which is remarkable for the pertinaci
ty of tlie rhymster :
Thon curse to Western emigration !
A scourge in tact to all the nation;
And we might say to all creation.
As great an evil as inflation
Or slavery, ere emancipation;
But one from which tlieie's no salvation
For one whose helpless situation
With farming for his occupation
And little under cultivation;
Who raises on his small plantation
Just food cnongh for winter ration;
Indulging the anticipatation
And in the self-congratulation
That lie has warded off starvation.
Lend whigs to his imagination,
And feel he's tinder opligation
To the great author ot creation;
His neighbor comes with information
Tliat this four-winged abomination
Is eating up his vegetation;
Has come without an invitation,
And yet with a determination
To leave behind him devastation
AIi,s! complete annihilation.
The late Vice President left a will in
which lie bequeathed all his real and
personal estate to hi; nephew, Dr. VVm.
L. Cool id s, in trust for his mother-it
law, Mrs. May Howe, now in her 90th
year ; for the education ot his adopted
daughter Eva, now in her 10th yean
and for other minor .and designated
purpose. v ;
The last rites over the remains of Vice
President Wilson occured at Natick,
Mass., on Dec 1st, A large con.
course of people were in attendance
and ail the honors due so great and good
a man were fully carried out.
A Marvelous Snakr Storv Thu
Paducah, Kentucky, Tribune says : We
heard a lady relate last night quite a re
markable snake story, i It took place in
Lyon County some years ago. . An oak
tree, two feet and a half thrnnrh urns
out down to make rails.' - The first cut
was split orjen. and about fiftenn fit.
above the ground, in the middle of the
tree, an open space was found, and in
this space lay a snake of a dark color.
was iKeu out ana laid. In the sun,
when it moved aboat snm mt.
died. The tree was thirty or forty
years old. There was no idication of
thero ever having been a hole for it to
have crawled into the tree, and the mys
tery is how it got in there, as the tree
was perfectly sound.
the ?AKHt tmas.
Tlie Carmi Chums was the. name
they went by all along the river. Most
other roustabouts had each a name ot
his own ; so had the Carmi Chums, for
that matter, but the ' men themselves
were never mentioned individually al
ways collectively. No steamboat. Cap
tain who wanted only a single man ever
attempted to hire half of the Carmi
Chums at a time as easy would it
nave been to have hired half of the Si
amese TVins. No steamboatman who
knew thcra ever attempted to "tell off''
the Chums into different watches, and
any mate who, not knowing them, com
mitted this blunder, and adhered to it
after explanation was made was sure to
te two men short immediately alter
leaving the steamer's next landing.
There seemed no possible way of separat
ing them ; they never fell out with each
other in the natural course of events ;
they never fought when drunk, as other
trieudly roustabouts sometimes did, for
the Carmi Chums never got drunit ;
there never sprang up any coolness be
tween them because of love for the same
lady, tor they did not seem to care at
all tor female society, unless they - hap
pened to meet some old lady whom one
might love as a mother rather than as a
sweetheart. Even professional busy
bodies, from whose presence roustabouts
are no freer than church members, were
unable to provoke the Carmi Chums
eveu to suspicion, and those of them
who attempted it too persistently were
likely to have a dffHcaltv with the
slighter of the Chums. This man, who
was called Black, because ot the color
of his hair, was apparently forty years
of age, and of very ordinary appearance,
except when an occasional turtive,fright
sued look came into his face and attract
ed attention. His companion, called
lied, because his hair was ot the hue of
carrots, and because it was occasionally
necessary to distinguish him from his
friend, seemed of about the same age
and degree of ordinariness as Black, but
was -rather stouter, more cheery, and, to
use the favorite roustabout simile, held
his head closer to the current. Ife
seemed, when Black was absent minded
(as he gennerally. was while off duty),
to be tenderly alive to all of his partners
needs; but observing roustabouts no
ticed that when freight was being moved
or wood taken on board, Black was al
ways where he could keep an eye ou
ins chum, an" where he could demand
instant reparation from any wretch who
trod upon Red's toes, or who with a
shoulderload of wood grazed lled's
head, or touched Ked with , box or bar
rel. '. ., - v
Next to a neighborly wonder as to
the existence of the friendship Between
the Chums roustabouts with whom the
couple sailed concerned themselves most
with the course ot the bond between
them. Their searches after first cause
were no more successful, however, than
those ot tlie naturalists who were endeav
oring to ascertain who laid the cosmic
egg. They gave out that they came
iroui carmi, so, once or twice, when
Captains with whom the chums were
engaged determined to seek a cargo up
the Wabash, upon which river Carmi
was located, inquisitive roustalionts be
came light-hearted. But, alas, tor the
vanity ;f human hopes! when the
boat reached Carmi the Chums could
not be found, nor could any inhabitant
of Carmi identify them by the descrip
tions which were given by the inquiring
At length they became known, in
their collective capacity, as one of the
institutions ot the river. Captains knew
thcra as well as they knew Natchez or
Piankishaw Bend and showed them to
distinguished passengers as regularly as
they showed General Zach. Taylor's
plantation, or the scene ol the Grand
Gulf "caive' where a square mile ot
Louisiana dropped into the river one
night. Captains rather cultivated-them
in tact, although it was a difficult bit
ot business, tor roustabouts who would't
say "thank yon" for a glass of French
brandy,-or a genuine, .old fashioned
"plantation cigar," seemed destitute of
ordinary handles of which a steamboat
Captain could take hold. Lady pass
engers took considerable notice of them,
and were more successful than any one
else at drawing them into conversation.
The linguistic accomplishments ot the
Chums were not numerous, but it did
one good to fee Black lose his scared,
furtive look when a lady addressed
him, and to see tlie affectionate deference
with which he appealed to Red, until
that worthy was drawn into the conver
sation. When Black succeeded in this
latter named operation, he would by in
sensible stages draw himself awav. and
give himself up to enthusiastic admira
tion ot bis partner or, apparently, of
his conversational ability.; - - ;
The Spring of 1869 found the Chums
in the crew of the Bennett, "the peer
less floating palace of the Mississinni "
as she was called by those newspapers
wuose reporters naa the freedom of the
Bennett's bar: and the same season saw
the Bennett staggering down the Miss
issippi with so heavy a load of sacked
corn, that the gunwales amidships were
iainy unaer water. The river was very
low, so the Bennett kent rsu-p.fiillv in tha
channel, but the channel of the great j
iuuuuj uiiuu wnicn arains naif the U n- j
ion is aa fickle as disannainted lovers !
declare women to be, .and it has no!
more respect tor great steamer loads of
corn tban Goliath had for David, A '
kttle Ohio river boat, bound upward,
had reported the sudden disappearance
ot a woodyard a little way above Millu
ken's Bend, where the. channel hugged
the shore, and with the woodyard there
had disappeared an enormous syca-1
more tree, which had for years served
as a tying post for steameis. As live
sycamores are about as disiuclined to
float as bars of lead ere, the Captain
and pilot ot the Bennett were somewhat
concerned for the sake ot the corn-to
know the exact location of the tfee
Half a mile from the spot it became ev
ident, even to the passengers clustered
forward on the cabin deck, that the syc
amore had remained quite near its old
home, for a long,' rough ripple wan seen
directly across the hue of the channel.
Then arose the question as to how much
water was on top of tlie tree, and wheth
er any bar had time to accumulate.
The steamer was stopped, the engines
were reversed and worked by hand to
keep the Bennett from drifting 7 down
stream ,a boat was lowered and manned,
the Chums forming part of her crew,
and the second officer went down to
take' soundings, while the ; passengers,
to whom even so small a cause or excite
ment was a godsend, crowded the rail
and steam. The boat shot rapidly down
the stream, headed for the shore end ot
ihe ripple. She seemed almost into the
boiling mud iu front of her when the
passengers on the steamer heard the
mate in the boat shout :
The motion ot the oars changed iu an
instant, but a little too late, for a heavy
root of the fallen giant, just covered by
water, caught the little craft, and caused
it to careen so violently that one man
was thrown into the water. As she
righted, another man went in.
- "Confound it !" growled the Capt
ain, who was leaning out ot the pilot
he use window. "I hope they can swim.
Still, 'taint as bad as it would be if we
had any more cargo to take aboard."
"It's the Chums, "remarked the pilot,
who had brought a glass to bear upon
"Thunder" exclaimed the Captain,
striking a bell. "Below there! Low
er away another boat lively I" 1 hen,
turning to the passengerp, he exclaimed:
"Nobody on the river'd forgive me if I
lost the Chums. Twould' be as bad as
Barnuru losing his giraffe."
The occupant" ot the first boat were
-evidently of the Captain's own mind,
tor they were eagerly peering over her
side, and into the water.
Suddenly the pilot dropped his glass,
extemporized a trumpet with both
hands and shouted:
"Forrard torrard ! One of 'ems
up !" Then he puts his mouth to the
speaking tube, and screamed to the en- j
gineer : "Let her drop down a little,
The sounding party headed toward a
black sjietk, apparently a hundred yards
oeiow them, auu the great steamer slow
ly drifted down stream. The speck
moved toward shore, and the boat, rap
idly shortening distance, seemed to
scrape the bank with her port oars.
"Safe enough now, I guess !" ex
claimed Judge Turner, of one of the
Southern Illinois circuits. The Judge
had been interrupted in telling a story
when the accident occurred, and was in
a hurry to resume. . ,
"As I wassaying,"sail he, "he hardly
looked like a professional horse thief.
He was little and quiet, and had always
woi Kea away steadily at bis trade. I
believed him when he said 'twas lus first
offense, and that he did it to raise mon
ey to bury his child : and I was going
to give him an easy sentence, and ask
the Governor to pardon him. The laws
have to ba executed you know, but
there's no law against mercy being
practiced afterward. Well, the Sheriff
was bringing him from jail to hear the
verdict and the sentence, when a short
mau with red hair, knocked the Sheriff
down, and off galloped that precious
couple tor the Wabash. I saw the en
"The deuce !" interrupted the pilot,
again dropping his glass.
The J udge glared angrily ; the passen
gers saw, across the shortened distance,
one of the Chums holding by a root to
the bank trying to support the other,
whose shirt hung iu rags, and who seem
ed exhausted1. , . ,
"Which one's hurt V asked the Cap
tain. "Give me the glass;"
But the pilot had left the house and
taken the "lass with him':-
The Judge continued r
"I saw the whole transaction through
the window. I was so close that I saw
the Sheriffs' assailant's very eyes. I'd
know that fellow's face it I 6aw it iu
"Why, they're both hurt !' exclaimed
the Captain. "They've thrown a coat
over one, and they're crowdin around
the other. What the. They're
comin' back without 'em need whisky
to bring 'cm to, I suppose. Why didn't
I seud whisky down by the other boat?
There's an awful amount ot time bating
wasted here. What's the matter, Mr.
Bell ?" shouted the Captain, as the boat
approached the steamer.
"Both dead," replied the officer.
"Both ? Now, ladies and gentle
men," exclaimed the Captain, turning
toward the passengers, who were crowd
ed forward just below him, "I want to
know it that isn't a streak of the mean
est kind of luck ? Both the Chums eone !
Why, I won't be able to hold ud my
head in New Orleans. . How came it
that just those two fellows were knock
ed out T
"Red tumbled out, and Black jumped
in atter mm," replied the officer. "Red
must have been caught in an eddy and
tangled in the old tree's roots clothes
torn almost off Lead caved in. Black
must have burst a bloo. vessel his
face looked like a copper pan when he
reached shore, and he just groaned and
The Captain was sorry, so sorry that
he sent a waiter. for "brandy." But the
Captain was human business was busi
ness the rain was falling, and a big
log wa across the" boat's bow, so he
shouted:', :',':" v ..v;
"Hurry tip and 'bury 'em then. You
ought to have let the" second boat's
crew gone on with that, and yon have
gone on with your" soundings. They
was the Chums to be sure," but now
uey re oniy aeaa roustabouts. . Below
there. . Pass out a couple ot shovels 1"
"Perhaps some ladies would go down
with the boat, Captain and a preacher,
too, if there's one aboard," remarked
the mate, with an earnest but very
mysterious expression. -
'Why, what in thunder does the fel
low mean ?' soliloquized the Captain
audibly. . ;
a Women and a preacher for dead
roustabouts ?. What do you mean, Mr.
- "Red's a weman," briefly responded
the mate. -
The passengers all started the Cap
tain brought his hands together with a
tremendous clap, and exclaimed :
"Murder will out? But wlio'd have
thought I was to be the man to find out
the secret of the Carmi Chums ? Guess
I'll be the biggest man on the New
Orleans levee after all. Yes, certainly
of course some ladies'll go and a
preacher, too, if there's such a man
aboard. Hold up, though we'll all go.
Take VOltr SOUiiriinr nnui- ousl nra'll
j 0- , -j.-..., ......
drop the steamer just below the point,
and tie up. I wonder if there is a preach
er aboard !"
No one resoonded for a moment ' t1;n
the Julge spo-e.
"Before 1 went into the law I was the
resrulary settled castor of a Proshvterian
church," said he. "I'm decidedly rusty
now, but a little time wili enable me to
prepare myselfe properly. Excuse me,
tames ana gentlemen."
The soundinr boat nulled awav. and
the Judge retired to his state room. The
ladies with verv rtaln fafns (rntliArml in
t & - -
a group and whispered earnestly with
each other ; then ensued visits to each
other's state-rooms, and the final resatli-
ering ot the ladies with two or three
bundles. The soundings were taken,
and, as the steamer dropped down tsrearo
men were seen cutting a path down the
rather steep clay bank. The Captain
put his hands to his mouth and shouted :
"Dii oulv one crrave make it wid
enough for two."
And all tlie Dassenaers nodded assent
Time had been short sinro f ho w
reached the steamer, but the Bennett's
carpenter, who was himself a married
man, had made a plain'coflin by the time
ine poat uea up, ana another by the
time the erave was ducr. Tho first nm
was put upon a long handbarrow, over
which the Captain had previously spread
a table cloth, and, followed by the la
dies, fas deposited beside the body of
Red. Half an hour later, the men plac
ed Black in the other coffin, removed
both to the side of the grave, and signaL
ed the boat. "Now, ladies and irentle-
men," saui the captain.
The Judffe anneared. with a vpto
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solemn face, his coat buttoned tight to
i . i . . .
ois tnroat, ana ine party started. Col
onel May, of Missouri, who read Vol
taire and didn't belive in anything, tna
licously took the Judge's arm, and re
"You didn't finish your story, Judge."
The Judge frowned reprovingly.
"But, really," persisted the Colonel,
"I don't want 'curiosity' to divert my
mind from tins so'emn services about to
take plase. Do tell me if they ever
caught the rascals."
: 'They never did," replied the Judge.
"The Sheriff hunted and advertised,
but he could never hear a word ot either
one of them at sight. Sb h- h here
we are at the grave."
The passengers, officers, and crew
gathered about the grave. ' The Judge
removed his hat, and, as the Captain
uncovered the faces of the dead, com
"'I am the resurrection and the lite'
Why, there's the horse-theif now, Col
onel ! I besr VOlir Ttardon. larlion
gentlemen. "He that believeth in '"
J ust then the Judge's eye fell upon
the dead woman's face, and he screamed:
"And there's tho Sheriff's assailant!"
A Stratrgclht Wp.
Not long siuce, While riding beneath
the 6hado of a fig-tree, our attention
was attracted bv a necnliar loud and
6hrill buzzing sound, as of some pne of
ine oee lamuy in distress. Looking iu
the direction of tlm
quite close to ns a dirt-dauber, or build.
cr, one oi ine species oi wasps so well
known for the cylindrical cases of mud
it builds under eaves and on sheltered
walls, which it stuffs r full of certain
worms and spiders for its young. This
WaSD had half of its hodv ard heail
down the hole ot the equally well known
uoouieoug, a worm wnicn children pull
out of their holes Yiv feasinor them iritli
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a straw, until they grasp it with their
, ,a . , . t
nippers ana noia on umu tney
are thrown nnt Tf. orna evident. iKnt
the wasp had gone down the hole of the
doodlebug, and that the doodlebug soon
had him in liia Gtrnnrp rrri 11 at man Ala
advantage, and where the wings of tho
" o aavaniage to mm ex
cept to make a noise which might alarm
his adversary. The dontst. lasted fniiw
two minutes, when finally thedirtdaub
er came out with a jerk, lie fie w but
a few inches from the hole, lit upon the
ground, rubbed his head, and fairly
UOMVCU Willi gJUMJ. .
; In 3 few moments he rrnrivered frnm
the effects of .his wounds, and began
making short circles over the hole, evi
dently rccouiioitcriug f and 1st; ing big
plans.' Presently, lighting at the moutlf
of the hole, he tried the. earth. all about
the entrance with the skill of an engi-"
neer, and selecting that which wa9 drU
cit he began to scracth like a dog with
his fore feet, throwing the dust rapidly
backward into he hole." We. watched
with intense interest, and could not but1
admire his pluck and determination,-for
we imagined this throwing of dust ' on
his adversary's head was onlv to mni
voke hun to a fresh fight. Every now
and then he" would stop, and take a cau
tious peep down the hole to observe the'
effect of his operations! '. We expected
every moment to see him descend and'
make another attack, but it soon became'
manifest that such was not his intention,,
and it gradually dawned upon us that
lie bad a strategic mode of attack based
upon the soundest' principles ot philoso-"
phyVreason,; and V thorough knowledge'
of his adversary, and of the' means he"'
was using to render his resistance f utile-'
and make him an easy captive. .
By throwing fine dust into the holey
the doodlebug would soon be smothered,'
as it was necessary that he should have'
free air, unless he climbed upward, as
he would do.' .Whenever the" worm'
worked upward to get bis' head, above,
the fine dust fell behind and below him,'
and thus slowly closed up his hole, nn-'
til blinded with dust, he poked his hea-1
out at the top.' t This was the point
aimed at, and the moment he showed
his head above, the wasp'pomiced uporr'
him. Seized him lw the nlr Arom liim
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up and gathered hira in hiaa.rm3 arid
jii ... iriiuiupn, iuuuii ine wunif
was much the larger of the two. Struck'
with amazement at the sagacity', science,'
skill, and engineering ability' of the dirt-'
dauber, we carefully sounded the: hole'i
and found that in the course of fi-e miu
utes this reasoning insect had filled iu
five inches of dust, and put his formida
ble adversary completely at his mercy.
The most skilful cngineerSj'Tddlebeh or1
Beauregard, could not have thrown tip
earth-works with a profounder calcu'a
tion than this natural engineer.-; Nieio
A" C'stalotrne of Crime.'
Here are samples of the crimes that
had to be dealt with recently ia the
I riminal Court of Caldutta r
In Cutlack a wbrhaH draws a child'
aside, takes the silver bracelets from her
arms, and flings the victim into a tank,'
on the surface of which tlie body is'
found floating a lew' days afterwardV
In Behar a man strangles a .boy1 niiid
years old for the sake of his silver brace-'
lets and cold earrinors. and thrown the.
corpse into a sugar plantation.' At
Moorshedabad Cbamboo robs a cliild'
aced' fi ve. and drona her bit
aud rapid pari, ot the river. At Bona-"
res a lellow entices a boy twelve years
old into his' hotise, and there Cuts hkf
throat in order to get possession of his
silver bracelets, while a friend looks on
and mildly expostulates, But neither &C-"
riouslv interferes lior Hives inform nf.ir.ri
to the Dolice. Another tnl-ea nnirrli -
bbr's son into the fields, under the pre-'
tence ot bdlping him to fly a kite,- there1
strangles him with his waistcloth, and'
strips him of the trashy trinkets with
which he is adorned. Yet another con
ducts a boy aged nine to witness a relig
ious procession, but passing near a ditch,
suddenly throws him down, partially
strangles rum, tears the silver ornaments
from his arms and feet, and flings him
into a ditch, which is fortunately dry,
and where hd is found before life is ex
tinct. By the promise of a melon, Leela in
veighles Deebe Dee, seven years of age,
frcm his father's house brains hira with
a hoe, and buries his turban and trink
ets in a field, leaving the body where it
had fallen, and where it waV found by
the anxious father. Tlie murderer, like
tho others, on being charged with the
crime, at once confessed his guilt, but
pleaded as an extenuating circumstance
that he was prompted by an evil' spirit.'
An old woman holds a little girl under
water till she is drowned, the tempta
tion being a silver collar of the weight
of t.vo rupees. Two women one ve-'
niug ask a child eight years old to come
to them on the morrow for 6ome fruit,
and when she eagerly arrives, the one
holds her while the other passes a rope'
around her neck and pulls it till tho
breath has fled. The body was speedily
found in the midst of some tall grass
near the bouse, and the spoils, consisted
of a collar weighing tour rupees,
v A woman of Tipperah Was engaged;
in cooking her food, when, according to'
her own nraniint. ft ohilrl tint, ilinva r.;
-- "1" "V. V Cl.V
years old came todd'ing up to her.
c-nuuemy a vnioK aarxness enveloped
her. and a voice sounded in ho
bidding her stianodn her lit t'e vUTtnv
Thereupon she seized the child by the
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viiiobi,, auu lueaarKness passca away.
So She duff a hole in the rloor of
house and laid the body tlierein, after
taKing on toe tew valueless ornament.
A crirl acred nine, herself rWwiiiilvr iw -i 1.
ed, drowns her playmate in a shallow
water course, while a boy fourteen years
old leads in nlav a vonthfiil mmnonn
to the edge of a tank, smashes his skull.
wiin ninipossesses Himself of the sacan
ty ornaments, and then lays the crime
at the door of a neighbor.
Alas that civilized Christian countries
6hould also have their catalogue of dark
and cruel deeds!
V' ' ."' .. J, , . " . 1 '" " ,
- There is seldom a line of plory
written upon the earth's faea K .
line of sntlericsr runs r.arallt.1 u
and they that read the lustrous tvllu.
VIam jm.4 si..
oit-o ui uiu one, ana 6top not to cecy.
pher the spotted and woru iwerij t'on
of the other, get the lesser half cf tU
lesson earth has to give.