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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1876)
ALBANY, OREGON, JANUARY 21, 1876.
SAMUEL. E. YOUNG,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
BOOTS & SHOES,
. REAPERS &, MOWERS,
VAGOtiS, PLOWS, '
Vint Street, Albany. Oregon.
terms : , - Caslu
St. Charles Hotel,
Corner WasIU ugo a null FIrnt Kts.,
Matthews & Morrison,
ttonse newly furnished throughout. The
fecal the market attorcLs always on the table.
Free i'onrb to and from the Uownir.
IN C, HARPER. &. CO.,
Vlulbiuif , Hoots luatl Khoa, Hatii, Groce-
rii,, Fry Cootifi, Notion, Stiotrnus
nd llatol, Kails, Rope, Mirrors,
Walljtaper, Wood and Willow
Mure, Truuks and Valises,
Pocket Cutlery, Are., Ac,
SoM very low either for cash, or to prompt pay-
Raising and Moving Buildings
XTTETHE rSDERSKiXED BEG LKAVE TO
V Y announce to the citizens ol Ainany nnu
anrrrainilin!' maittrv that, Uavlna mmnlied our-
selves with the nccesssiry machinery for rais
ing and removinz bnlldinsrs, we arc ready at nil
t-ivn m-iler for such work, which
.niiuin itm-t or If r it lowest rates. We
frnarantce entire satisliiction tn all work under
taken by us.
Orders left at the Register offlee promptly
attentud to. Apply to. . ,
Or-, April 20. US73. 8uv
FROM AND AFTER DATE, UNTIL FCU
ther notice, freight from
POKTLAXD to ALBANY
0 S E DOLLAR
An dowa freisrhfc -will be delivered at PORT
LAND or A6TOEIA ,
Free of Rrarage and WHarlagc,
At Reduced Rates.
Boats will leave ALBANY for CORVALLIS or
333 "X7- o x -y
For further particulars, apply to
Albany, Nov. SO. 7-! . eB
CU AS. B. JtdSTASCE. -
KB NOW OPEXIVG A
FALL MV WOTER GOODS !
selected wit aw,Ml oought for coin at
Scandalously l-w Figure
and as w boaeht low We eaa and will sell them
at prices that will
Comcand see our selection. trnM ooO-,
JRIbboiu,, Collars, Collarette,
jLaces, Ace, Ac.,
for the ladies, and our complete lines of
f all (leacrrations tor men and boys. Also, full
"'7 assortments of
arccerlssCrcCaEry ani Glassware.
' or everybody.
The test nood,at the lowest rates every time.
t-4?n:oie arid see. ,-.
Lei janon. Oregon. October 30. ISJ.
HAVING purchased the entire interest of .
Collar in the late firm of Graf Collar, in
the furniture business, take this opportunity
J rotnra hi thnnt, tn tll eitiKCnS Of AlOanj
and -rkiinlty who have so generously -patron-.
tzed him In Ota past, and rwwmriuiiy iw
ivmHn..un nr .h. Mmo v.sAII kiod of fur
niture kept on handandnmuufatnrcd toorder
Albany, Nov. 19-T8n8
THK UNDERSIGNED WOULD ft
fullv thartir wrtMn of A than and vl
Cinitv for tlx lllmrnl twl! rvium.'-f hpfitowed On
him for h rmut Mivn vesirs. m.ii1 hone for the
future a continuation of their iavors. Forthe
accom modal ion of transienr customers, sna
fnends tn the unpor ptirt of town, h lins orn
eel a neat Hi tie slinn next dtior to Thv lor Bros.
alfon. where a rood workman will always be
o. s. s.
n mienrainw) to wait upon liatrona.
l'.U.l7!. ' ' 1 JOE WEBBES
Let na Take Time by toe Forelock.
Is it not about time our city authorities
were takyig some steps, decided and pt-r-
emptot y for the renovation ot- our city.
not simply for the repairing of delapidatert
sidewalks, crosswalks, ditches, etc., which
are a disgrace to the city and dangerous
to thoe who travel our street, and which
is liable to. at any time, cost us more in
the matter of dangers for broken limbs or
necks than it would to place the whole in
good, safe condition ? But what is a bro
ken limb now and then to tlie amount of
disease and death which he scattered around
and throughout the city, which only awaits
the first warm rays ot Summer's sun to
rouse to pestiferous activity If any one
is skeptical or in any way curious upon
this subject, take a half hour's walk and
notice the condition of the alleys and many
of the streets of our city. Xote the
accumulated debris of years, piled up. scat
tered around, mixed and compounded, of
old boots, cast oft" clothing, old bones, dead
cats, feathers, ashes, refuse from wood-piles,
cleaning from stables, slops front the kitch
en, with much else equally filthy, and yon
may have some conception ot what will be
the result of this state ot things.
Let our city fathers who have just came
into power flushed with victory and thirst
ing for glory, who are anxious to immor
talize their memories in the hearts ot a
grateful people, look to this matter. If the
ordinances are not sufficient to compel
property-holders and residents to remove
these nuisances and prevent their accumu
lation in future, enact others. Make them
good and strong and unequivocal ; then
vaccinate the Marshal, anoint his mus
tache with carbolic acid and start him out
with cart and shovel, and power to make
every one else .vork or pay tor it. The
health of our city depends upon it. It is
simply a matter of self-preservation, as
well as a tribute to common decency.
The streets and alle33 of towns and cities
do not belong to prcei-ty-lioItlers ; neither
are they intended as wood-yards and places
for cast-off rubbish, bit, they are the prop
erty ot the public, and for their ti-e and
accommodation as well as for residents in
their vicinity, and should be kept open and
clear. Xo man lias any mora right to
make them the receptacles for litter or
filth than lie has to tppropriate his neigh
bors' yard for the same purposes. While
the Marshal is making his prospecting tours
through the city, a glance at some back
yards might reveal some material wherein
lurks destruction, and from which pesti
lence recruits Its forces at noon-day. Tin-
cost to put our city in good sanitary condi
tion will be but small compared to the doc
tors and drug bills which will be the result
if the present state of things is permitted
Ag lin we urge the owersthat be to send
forth the scavengers, clothed with plenary
powers.' Ere the first notes ot the robin
shall herald the approach ol Spring, let the
work be well under way, and before the
rays of the vernal sun shall warm this la
tent pestilence into lite and send it forth
on the winds to scatter sickness and sorrow
through the com.nutiity, let it be complet
ed. Then shall ftesh, pure air rush in at
yo.tr back doors, and fan you with redolent
odors when you lay down to sweet slum
bers. The daughter of Esctilapius will
smile UKu our lair city.-the children, with
blooming cheeks and laughing: eyes, will
iu you as you pass ana uauce in your
shadows. Mothers will praise you in
strains and acts as joyous as did the He
brew women their shepherd conqueror, the
bard and king of Israel, and your conscien
ces will join in the glad acclaim of "well
done, good ami faithful servants."
False Report Shortly after Win.
Peters, the wagon maker, left here, it was
reported and generally believed that he
was found in Hie brush somewhere in South
ern Oregon, dead supposed to have been
murdered for bis money ! A letter receiv
ed in this city a few days ago purporting
to have been written by him, dated St. Jo
seplt, Mo , states that he is alive and well
with $1,000 in his trowser loons. It also
states that when he, Wni. Peters, increases
his pileto $2,000, he proposes to return to
tills city and pay all his debts. All those
acquainted with Bill, especially those
whom he forgot to pay in his hurried depart
ure, will be tickled to death, at the early
prospect of getting their little coin ! ,
Way Up. The McGibeny family gave
two entertainments in this city at the
Court House last week Thursday and Fri
day evenings. Tlie house was crowded on
both occasions, and all were delighted with
the entertainment. Prof. McGibeny and
lady are splendid musicians, with more
than average vocal po'vers. while the four
boys and two little girls are "chips ot the
old block." All the children, except little
wee AHic. who plays the drum and trian
gle, play on a violin. Mrs. McGibeny
plays on tlie piano, Mr- McGiieny on the
Organ, which, together with three violins,
base viol and triangle, make a first class
TJ P. Sociable. The U. P. Church
needing new chandelier, the members
have determined to give a series of socia
bles for the purpose of raising the necessary
nrSn to norchaw them. The first of tlie
sociables wiH be held nt th residence of
Dr. Sit wart ilii-(Fridav levelling, A gen
eral invitation is extended,
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
BEECUER AGAIN TWEED MURDER ASD
SUICIDE TUB REVIVAL SEASON BUSINESS
'THE NEW YEAR.
New York. Dec. 31, 1875.
' BEECHER AGAIN "
The Beechercase reopens in a difl'erenft
spirit fiom that in which it has been met
before. There is less disposition to search
for sensations, and Mrs. Moid ton presses
her right to a fair hearing in the Church
with a firmness and dignity that promise
her part at least will be worthily perform
ed. There is not one sincere friend of pu
rity and order who does not long to see
this ghastly scandal set at rest, nor left to
be the mystery of modern times, .worse
than the story of the Iron Mask. Whether
Beecher Is Innocent or not. the course of
Plymouth Church has prejudiced it in the
eyes ot the world which is not used to see
innocence defending itself by the tactics of
guilt. The Church finds itself at a disad
vantage for the first time. - Mrs. Moulton
demands her right as a church member to
a hearing before being summarily expelled
and her husband is detreimlued not to die
without a fight for lite. As Beecher refus
es to prosecute him. he will prosecute
Beecher, so that a jur3' shall decide which
of the two is perjured. So you see the old
scandal is still alive, and will probably drag
through another year.
is not in Havana, that anv one knows of.
The man supposed to be the great thief
is another man who is o unfortunate as
to resemble him. The theory now is that
he ts hiding iu Xew York, waiting till
O'Conor gets well, that his troubles may
be arranged. - Wherever he may be, one
thing is certain, the plundered city will
never get a cent of what has been stolen
from it. Xo New York politician ever re
funded a dollar (hat he had stolen, and
l"weed is not the man to begin.
THE OLD. OLD STORY,
Tast night a man woman and two chil
dren were found dead in a room on Fourth
Avenue, with bullet-holes through them.
It was a ghastly sight, and a ghastly story
is behind it. Edward Minister, the son
of a wealthy man, fell in love with a wo
man whose character was so bad that he
would not marry her, but he did live with
her. The old story was repented. She
drained him of his money, estranged him
from his friends, and finally, when he had
.nothing left, "..was getting ready to leave
him. Mad with jealousy, he shot her. then
the children, and then himself. There
are twenty thousand men in this city liv-
ng in the same way, and every week more
r less ot them make a tragical ending.
THE REVIVAL SEASON
Is passing away, but there are no reviv
als. Moody and Sankev did not succeed
in creating any enthusiasm in Brooklyn.
and their failure chilled the churches to a
legree that precludes the possibility of a
successful movement against tatan this
winter. It was intended to make a deci
sive charge alona the whole line, antl ex
tensive preparations were made to that end.
hut it lias all been abandoned, and the
churches are colder than ever. The temp
erance organizations are making a little
headway, but are evidently discouraged
and are working with no heart. Depress
ion in business the struggle for life that
every-btisiuess man has to make, leaves
little opportunity for purely benevolent or
unselfi-h oje rations. The man up to his
eves in debt and a bad husiness has but lit
tle heart for work of this kind. There will
be no revivals worth speaking of this win
ter in Xew York.
Co'iSMiiie hotiibly dull in fact there
tu"t attv im-iss- The hotels are empty.
the wholesale trade Is nothing, and the re
tail trade is not half what it ought to be.
The longe-t faced man in fie world just
now is the Xew Yorker who has a" store
on his hands for which he is paying $10,000
rent per annum. His expenses goon mer
cilessly, and his business out of which he
is to pay is nothing. It is the worst sea
son ever known", and no one feels certain
of improvement. Happy is the man
who is well out.
New year topics.
Xew-Year calls will be paid with less
ceremony this year than for many years
before. In tact the fashionables mourn the
small and quiet ways in which everything
is done. They arc afraid that the world
in its exaggerated reverence for everything
old-fashioned in the centennial year may
go back to the custom of doing without
wedding tours, and that the brides of next
season will be unceremoniously marched
to their new homes and begin married life
without so much as a trip to Xiagra, and
take their Paris tour out in a round of tea-
parties through the honeymoon, as their
grandfatliers and grand mothers did a hun
dred years ago. Truth compels me to say
that the Paris trip would be the cheaper
in the end, for there used to be -deep coin-
plaints of old that these festivities preyed
heavily on tlie pockets of nil concerned.
and more than one good tradesman was ru
ined by having too much company. But
in spite of the money pressure and the fan
cy for simple ways, we hear, ot ladies re
ceiving in blue and maroon velvet gowns,
that live ' fashionable gowns or dresses
for receiving call on Xew Year da y will
be of blue and maroon velvet, ; with trim
mings of the new Genoa mint which is
sort of fine honiton lace with a net ground
which my lady readers will recognize as
new demu tiire iu lace. Yellow aud blue
diamonds, and cameos, which require th
most exquisite creations of art in their sub
jects, wilt be the approved JeweJsto wear
with these elegant toilets. Tlie fine world
is pretty well divided en Hie quesffo'ii of
supplying wines and spirituous .beverages
to callers. Xot a qw of the best families
in the fashionable world discountenance it
entirely, while others are abandoning the
cautions ground they have always held on
the subject- Apropos of this- I see that
Ilarpsrs Buzar lii a late edortal on Christ
mas, proposes the use yf Punch, , Eggnogg
and kindred drinks, and speaks of them
with tone of allowance which Is in decided
contrast with its position some time since.
Two or three years ago tlie Bazar publish
ed a number of recipes for - fancy drinks,
like prince regent 'Ich, claret-cup,
and the like, which rate perfect storm
of expostulation ftoirt ITS readers."" In fact
so much was said that the editor of !;
Bazar incontinently refused to publish any
farther articles on the same subject. Eith
er there is a reaction on the part of its cen
sors otthe Basar gauges the tone of socie
ty differently Indeed, since It apparently
gives editorial sanction to the use of wine
and its compounds in the family.
AUNT SOPIHtL-SIETS STORY
Do you see this bit of ashes-of-roses
silk ? It is a tcrap of Hhoda Daniels'
wedding dress; and it was twenty years
afier it was bought for her wedding that
Khotla wore it to be married in.
Let me tell you the story.
At sixteen years old lihoda was a
beauty, and no mistake. Fair as a
blush-rose, and witli a pile ot yellow
curls on her shoulders such as would
drive the yonnar ladies frantic with envy
lowadays, bright as a button, and
modest as a dais' there wasn't her
equal nowhere around Plumside. We
were a plain class ot people, believing
m virtue and sobriety. Khotla wasn't
polled iu bringing up, though sle was
teauty. fche could make butter with
the best ot tlie old .wives; 6he was al
ways seen at chnrch; ehe ppun and
wove her own wedding sheets
lie was brought up with Lot Lam
bert. He was rive years older than she.
Fhe two loved each other truly and
lonestl-, and all the friends were wM-
and one year after thev commenced
keeping company regularly the wedding-
day was set.
i hen it was that Mr.' Iimbert, Lot s
father, made Khoda a present of her
wedding dress, an ashes of rosea silk,
brought all the way from Lou-don. It
was not often that snub a dress was
een in our place. All Uhoda's friends.
for miles atx-ut, had a look at it; every
body adnr're3 it, and I presume some
of the young girls envied Hhoda
1 hen, too, Iot Lnmliert wa rather a
catch" at Plnmside; he was a tall,
straight, bright eyed fellow, the only
son of his father, who was the richest
man in the community, and lie had
nven Lot a house and farm in prospect
of lus marriage.
Tho houso was just on the other
ide of the road from R hod a's old
home. The new fun itnre came, and
Lot and Khoda put down the carpets
ana set up the thincs. and they geemeu
, . . - ' - I".
just as good as married.
Jbut there came a quarrel between
the young finks, the lieginning of which
was a word dropped by the village
gossip, old lluldah Lane, about some
remarks Lot s friends had made on
K hod a's father.
Mr. Daniels waa drinking man. In
those day's everybody drank, more or
less; but Mr. Daniels, though a hard
working and an honest man, a kind
neighbor and 9 good tanner, was too
fond ot his cum; and it was a source of
great mo rtification to Rhoda. Fhe was
seusitivt oiLthe subject,' and when she
heard that Lot's Aunt Nancy, who
baa brought lot up, had said that "he
might do better than, to marry a toper's
daughter, pretty as Khoda Daniels was.
she sent word to the old lady by Lot,
that "the topers daughter should not
marry Lot's relations, if the married
hiru" : a message which Lot refused to
carrv, and denied that his cood aunt
haa made the reported remark."
1 hat was the beginning it ended in
the breaking oft" ot the marriage- How
many lies were told, sum how many
heartaches the young folks endured,
before they became estranged by the
intermeddling ot busy bodies, 1 cau'i
exactly tea y u. jjut - tlie marriage
was broken on.
Ii made talk for three months in tlie
country round about.
J he new house was shut up. There
it stood, with all its new furniture, for
a year. XmX. and Khoda would
each other iu the road without sneak
ing. ' ' -.
Khoda grieved, but she was proud
and unrelenting, like her mother, and
made no oner ot reconciliation. Lot
a so, was proud and passionate, and, at
tne ena ot the . year, to show, perhaps
that he was not heartbroken lor Khoda
Daniels, he married Mercv Kav.
She was goud enough "girl, but Lot
juamuert never loved her.
She bore Lira children ' that died
'Ihey lived together until they were
middle aged people.
But Khoda did not marry. She had.
other offers, I presume, but Ilhoda's
trouble changed her. She. no longer
cared lor society; she kept close at home
wnn tier tathcr and mother. When
Mrs, Daniels sickened and died, she
devoted herself mora than ever to her
father, who was much broken down by
tne diow ot his. wife a death. It was
Khoda who kept him from the public.
house and from falling into deeper dis
sipation. ri hen her aunt died, and loft
two young chiidiiin. and ilhoda too
them to bring up.
Long before this she had pnt up her
yellow cuils,and tho rose color had died
out of her face, and Rhoda was no long
er tlie village beauty. But she was a
fair, pleas-ing woman, saintly with long
walking in the paths of duty and if men
and women found ' her "cold," as : thty
complained of doing, little children never
did. She brought up her little orphans
with gentleness and love. She buried
her father with sucli prostration and
grief that a long sickness followed. Lot
was left a widower. He went to his
father's house to live, and again the
house across the road was shut up.
Rhoda Daniels was How thirty-five
years. The little girls were grown, and
launched into life tor themselves. Oue
had a trade ; the other was schoolteach
ing. Rhoda lived alone at the Black
thorns, as the the old place was called.
She had prospered ; she kept a man and
a maid. To avoid being solitary per
haps, she extended much hospitality to
her friends and neighbors. But only
part of the great farmhouse was in use.
The south side, looking toward the
house that was once to have been hers,
was kept shut up. .
One night a strange sound awoke the
quiet village. It was the cry of fire.
Rhoda sprang from her lied. Lot
Lambert s house was on fire. The flames
lighted up herchamber so she could see
to pick up a pin. Indeed, she was sepa
rated by but a few rods from tl e burn
The village was all aroused, and on
the spot. At first on'y one side of the
house was on fire, and willing hands
brought out the furniture. Sideboards,
bedsteads, tables, chairs, were placed
by the roadside until morning, when, the
house lying in a.shes, ar.rl his father's
house being out of the village, Lot came
to K hod a's door and aked leave to
place his furniture in her unoccupied
outh rooms until hecou d remove them
to another place of storage.
It was the first time the two had
poken to each other in twenty years,
thoda was iale, but she gav e quiet ready
consent. Lot and his men brought tlie
things in and went home for the night.
It was June weather. Iu the morning
Rhoda went into the south rooms and
pened the windows and blinds. The
sunlight fell upon the household goods
ot Lot Lambert, every article of which
he so well remembered.
There was the little sewing chair he
had bought her ; there was the dining
table which Lot had laughingly said
must bo proportioned tor a large family ;
there was Lot's desk, and the bedstead
upon w.hich she had never rested.
1 he drawer ot a bureau had been I
broken open in the removal, and Rhoda I
glanced in this. She saw a Mlk dress,
ashes ot roses in color, lying still uumade
n its wrapper
I he color crept out of her lips. She
stood with her hand to her brow in be
wilderment and pain, when a step came
Lot Lambert stood beside her, and his
eves, too. sought the sua aress m tne
A tight feeling came about Rhoda's
heart. She looked up into Lot's face.
and ho was looking at her.
I am sorry," she fa'tered, hardly
knowing what she was going to say
And I have been sorry everyday for
twenty years, said Lot ; "is it too late
to forgive each other now ?'
In a moment her arms were about
his neck, and he was kissing her as he
had never kissed Mercy Ray,
atx'ti they were married. - And Khoda
would be married in no other but the
ashes-of-roses silk, which she had once
sent back to him, and this strip which I
have in my hand is a bit lelt from the
The wild Piute who edits the Reese
River Reveille has the audacity to re-
veal the private habits ot tne laaies or
his acquaintance in this fashion:
The advantages ot striped over plain
white stockings become apparent when j
the streets are in the slushy condition
they are at present. The mud does
not show on the striped article as it
does on the white, and a lady can wear
a pair ot the former six weeks without
n change being actually ". necessary;
whereas, in wearing the latter, most
ladies are obliged to change as often as
once in two weeks, unaouoteaiy tne
striped stockings are the most econom-1
Perskveraxce is the thing after all,
and in a woman it is a great ana noDie
thinov At the same time it is a pleas-
- . ... . ,,
Twenty years ago a Liverpool steam.
packet company wanted to extend its
premises, and resolvea to ony a piece
of land belonging to a maiden lady of
'an uncertain age.' 1 he spinster sold
her land at a very low price ,and as a
set-off requested that a clause should
be put in the agreement to the effect
that during her whole lile she and a
companion should at any time travel
free iu the company's vessels. The day
alter the agreement was signed she sold
her furniture, let her honsa, and went
on board the first outward bound vessel
belonging' to the company, without
troubling herself alwut the destination.
Since then the lady has always lived
on one ship or another, accompanied by
some lady traveler, for whom she adver
tises, and whose passage-money she
pocket. She is reckoned to have made
over 2,000 by the transaction, and
the company have oftered her upward
of this sum for her priv lege, but cannot
get quit ot her at any price.
A Schenectady girl at spelling school
tat down ou "pantaloons,'
WAS AOTHlt COU'MBIS.
Tlie Virginia City Enterprise tells this
humorous story : j
The bootblack at the corner -stand on
O street was , looking for a customer.
He was black as the ace of spades, and
as he carelessly brushed oft" his stand
with the stump of a corn brush, he occa
sionally paused and rolled his eyes hun
grily .up and down the street. : ;
Presently a raw-boned, middle-aged
man, with a considerable length of goatee
and not a little breadth of hat-rim stop
ped and glanced at the stand with some
show of interest.
"nave a shine, boss?" said tlie owner
of the stand, giving his hair a parting
slap with tho brush, "Shine'em up in
halt a tmnmi, ; sab. i out I jest have
time to glance over de mortiin' papers."
Without, deigning a reply, the lank
chap climbed into the scat lie fore him.
" W har are you a-roUin them pants
to P was his first remark after the pro
prietor of the stand began to operate.
All right now, boss. yo mnsn't
muss 'cm , you see. It all feasible now.
"W all, perceed to business."
"I'so a-movin boss; 1'se a-movin'
"Wall, see that yon keep a-movin'."
'De people of de Souf," said the boot
black, cocking a cunning eve up at his
customer," "de people of de Souf (anoth
er look of the eye) most alius gives us
poor culled boys any little leasible jobs
"You think I'm from tho South T
"I's from de Souf myself, eah."
"I's from de Souf, sah from old
"Sarlin, boss. I's from Lex'nton,
Kaintuck, sah," scraping away with an
tld case k i.ite at the mud on ms cus
tomer's heavy boots.
"1m from Kentucky myself, and from
Lexington," said the man, beginning to
look interested. So you're from Lex
'Jess, so, boss, rracticaiiy l was
born dar, sah."
"Like you, I was born thar. '
"Nice old town, boss."
"I golly, boss, ef I didn't think from
de first dat I saw in you de rale old
Kaiutucky gentleman. You've got a
good deal ot the cut of some o'dem law
and mid'ein students dat used to be
about de ole Transylvany 'Varsity ; but
you's aged a little, boss aged a le-etle
more than was the boys in dera days."
"I've often seen tlie oldTJniversity."
"It was a fine old town, too. De
main street was more dan a mile lone.
dar war beau.tiul trees, long de streets,
and de orphan asylum, an' de baggiu
fhcterys, de wire works, an de '
I he Lunatic Asylum.
"Yes, boss shoro 'uufF, dar was de Lu
natic 'sylum. '
"And the river."
"An'de ribber, I golly, dat fus big
bend in Town Fork, of the Elkhorn, up
'bovo de city practically dat wan a
mighty feasible proposition for cathah."
"I say, boss, practicallay, you never
happened to know a culled boy named
Columbus Parsons, as lived out cn de
road to ards whar ole Harry Clay was
bornedout to'ards Ashland did you,
"I knowed a colored boy i.amed
Columbus Parsons, that rode ole wood
pecker' against 'Ploughboy,' down at
the Blue Grass course, and won the
"De Lord love ns ! Was you dar ?
De great hokey ! Practically, I am dat
same Columbus Parsons what rode ole
' W ood pecker and won the puss, down
j - i i g.
u r"i T t t i a
k, to be a great 'fiddler; played for
all the balls and parties tor miles around.'
Dat was roe, sab. I was de boy.
Now you's a beginuin to know me !"
"The Columbus Parsons 1 used to
know was a great singer was lightnin'
at all the nigger camp-meetin's."
Dat was me, Boss; I'm identically
and practically dat- same Columbus
Parsons ! You's got the most feasible
mem ry dat 1 ever saw, sah
"Ino Columbus Parsons I knowed
went down to Frankfort and run on the
river as a steward of the ISell Wagner."
Yah, yah ! You knows me you
knows me, bo s I ,You knows me like a
brudder, sah ! In dem days didn't I put
lirallv. u. W(l de most jeasible
l V . o--
i mem'ry dat I ever saw I"
"The Columbus Parsons that I know
a m. t 1 1 1 . 1 - a 3. LI S
t,,at Hsed to sing at camp-meetin's. the
Columbus Parsons that was steward on
the Bell Wagner that Columbus Par-
sons busted open the trunk ot a passen
ger, stole a thousand dollars and was
sent to the State Prison at I? ranktort
for five years " ....
"Practically, boss, vou's cot a powei
ful feasible mem'ry ; but dar was another
Uoiumbus Parsons down dar 'bout Lex
iu'ton and Frankfort partic'larlv South
Frankfort, 'cross da chain-bridge dat
was a hoss-nder, a singer and a steam
boater, an be was a low flung, baruci
scarum, no-account teller. 1 guess he
moot a bin de Columbus Parsons what
you Know'd sah."
"You think so"
"rsartw, sure, boss ; but tioir t fay
numit "dom ae ieuer beau, sah; you
see, practically it fcsight injure my good
name, pan f
They have a female barber in Brook
lyn. She is 17, soft-handed, sweet ot
breath, pretty, plump and graceful, and
what is better than ail, deat aud dumb,
Korlbcrn FaclOe Railroad.
Mr. Jay Cooke, who still takes a
warm interest in the affairs oi the North
Pacific railroad, says that there will bo
no effort on the part of that company to
secure aid from Congress by joining
hands with Col. Thomas Scott's Texas
Pacific project.. It appears that Col.
Scott is coofidentvof his ability to push
tho scheme through on its o.vn raeritF,
and that the Northern Pacific manager,
while not opposing it, are not seeking
an alliance,, s Mr. Cooke is just as confi
dent as ever of the future 6ucess of tLe
railroad which swallowed up his great
fortune and "brought him to bankruptcy.
He savs it now occupies tlie proudest .
position of any road in the country, be
ing entirely Tree Aom debt,; its bonds
having all been converted into preferred
stock, both ends ot : the roaa earn a
monthly surplus over running experjg.es
which amount to about 65,000.
Tho value of the company's land.
grant, Mr. Cooke says, is far greater
than even the directors themseive im
agine. The completion of the last 2S. 0
miles of track in Dakota gave the com-
pany 200,000 acres more than are con- -
tamed in the whole State ot .Massachu
setts. The reservation of tho alternate
sections belonging to the government
for actual settlers, in tracts of 80 acres ;
or 100 to soldiers, enables the company
to virtually offer the settler who buys a
farm of it another farm adjoining as a
free gift. The settler who buys 80 acres
from the company has only to build a
house on the adjoining 80 acres to own
the whole 1C0. If he was a soldier ho
gets 320 acres by the same process. Mr.
Cooke argues that the strict provision
of law to prevent speculators getting:
possession ot any laud within the limit
of the grant will eventually result in
thickly populating the region through
which the Northern Pacific runs, and as
a consequence, will produce a largo local
business for the road. The friends of
Mr. Cooke will be glad to learn that ho
is in excellent health and spirit0. JV.
Y. Tribune. "
Colimbcs Anticipated. The tcicr-'
lists are still laboring to rob Christopher
Columbus ot Ins laurels. The tlicory
that America i was discovered by tho
Chinese many hundreds of years ago has
lately been freshly elaborated by M. d'
Hervey de St. Dennis, before tlie trench
cadamy of Inscuptionsand Belles Ixt-'
ters. 1 he annals ot China prove that
Buddhist missionaries came over in the
fifth century and started a revival in the'
heart of the American continent ; but
M. d liervey de saint JJennis is ot the
opinion that the actual discovery took
place as early as the third century before -
he Christian era. He has unearthed
some Chinese documents, which treat
more fully of "r u sang" or tho land be
yond the great ocean, and has no doubt
that the Chinese knew all about tho
land of tho free and the home of the'
brave before Christ was born. The Chi
nese give the continent which lies be
tween the Pacific on ohe-side and "thaf
immense biue sea" on the other, a width
of a 1,000 leagues, which agrees with the
distance between the Pacific and the
Atlantic on the parallel of San Francis
co, lhe information given of popula-'
tions of "Eu-sang" agrees with what we'
know of the ancient Peruvians ; but as"
the Peruvian civilization had been estab
lished where Pizarro found it not much
more than three or four hundred years,
it is probable that tho Chinese raviga
tors encountered the race which occupied
the great cities now mined, which tor-"
merly covered the valleys of Arizona and
Xew Mexico. It is possible that some
valuable information relating to 'tho'
former occupants of our Continent tho'
mound builders, tho Tollecs, and those'
strange vanished races may bo un
earthed in the future in the venerable
archives of Chinese discovery.
- A married woman named Boyon ha
i ,i ,i . ,1.l. U T .
UXU WUUCUJUVU IAS UVAbU At bilQ J-AJI
Assizes, France, for murdering her.
seven children and granddaughter by
pushing needles into their bodies. She
had ten children, seven of whom died'
under twelve months old, but it was not'
until the death of her granddaughter
that an investigation wan made. Her
apparent motive tor this last crime-was
that the child might die before its fa
ther, who was iu a desperate condition,
and thaUshe might thus secure part of
his property, to the prejudice of her
daughter-in-law, whom sho detested, .
When asked how she came to think ot
sticking needles in her children's bodies,
she said that at the public hcuso sho
kept there was one day a conversation
on infanticide, and it was said babies
did not suffer when murdered in this
way. . - ...... y
Michel C. Kerr, the new Speaker of
the House, is a tall, stately man, more
tbau 6 feet in height, broad-shouldered,
with a head well poised, a full growth
of brown hair, and eyes that seem to ,
read you at a glance. His scholarship 7
is of the highest order; books are bia
dearest companions, and bis judgment
of men is keen and discriminating. Tho
man is wholly; practical. There is no
element 6t humor or romance abont
him, and bis manners are di;-- T.-?-i si.
mofct to austerity. Tie is 47 3 ira d J.
A Dulutb jirl married a. yc-.. 1 r.
because he IIxUhJ bis hat so 'in. -. : '
when ho passed her.- Shcot aCi. 2
because he litied thiytabitj wl
wbeu tho dinner didn't uCl L:.a-