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.JUXK 8, 1377.
THE STORY OF MARLY.
A TRUE SAURAT1VE OF AIVKNTUEE IX
TflK FAK AVKST.
Y K. V. BLAKE.
"Did you ever know George Marri
ott!" said Henries to me as I lay smok
ing on my blanket, supper over, and
3Iiner heaping wood on the fire.
T tnnt the nine from ruv lips and
paused. The name, a strange souvenir
ot New York folly, fashion and wicked
ness, came to me oddly enough here, on
the dark, silent, tar lying prairie, with
the purple, solemn twi'ight, starlit,!
beiding its hollow arch above, and the
faint, sweet, crescent moon, hung away
in the West, besido the Evening Star.
Over the swells glimmered the white
flapped wagons and twinkling lights ot
the emigrant camp.
'I knew his wite,v I repeated "Em
ma Mansfield a fair, tender woman, as
good as gold. I knew ot hira and
tfiat was enough. Why, of all mem
ories, do you recall his, to-night?"
"He's over there," answered Ilerries,
with a jerk over his shoulder toward
the emigrant camp.
"Over there? George Marriott?"
"I saw him. I've been over," said
Ilerries sitting down, with a thoughtful
expression, on the grasp.
"An emigrant? Formost in all fash
ionable folly and dissipation as he used
to be! Why, these people are going
down to Tucson, Miner tells me."
"Yes. Hadn't you heard, before we
left New YoTk, of the scandle? How
his wife obtained a divorce broken
hearted, poor thing and went home to
"Yes; I knew it well. She had two
children, and the law decreed them
"That can't be, Rafe."
"Why certainly, dear fellow. Emma
told me" herself I met her in the street.
They were her sole remaining comfort
those two children."
"But he has one with him now."
"I saw her, Rafe. A poor forlorn
child, six or seven, perhaps, with her
mother's face. I talked with him a few
minutes. He's degenerated into some
thing brutal. Poor little thing !"
"But I can't get over it," said I, in
the extremity of my amazement.
"Georco Marriott an emigrant! And
the child !" I sat some tunc
then cot up.
"I believe I'll take a stroll over.
Want to come ':"
"No. Had enough of it. They're a
rough set, miners and hard characters
in profusion. They're drinking consid.
erable, and I think we'd better 6hill our
camp that's what I think."
"Ef we mind our biz, they'll mind
theirs, I guess," said Miner gruffly, and
added rather inconsistently "But ef
you're goin ter git inter a skrimmage, 1
you'd best not go alone. I'll go ef ye
"All right, come along," and we
strolled away from the fire. It was a
longer walk than it looked, glancing
across the swell ; but pieseutly the deep
toned bass of a big white dog .varned
the occupants of tho nearest wagon ef
. our approach.
"Lie down Oris," quoth a tall, un
shaven individual, who turned in easy,
unconstrained fashion, as if to do honors
of the camp to the unexpected guests
turned, blared and colored with sudden,
. embarrassed astonishment ; for it gas
George Marriott's self.
"Mr. Hansom, I believe. Never felt
very well acquainted, yet I knew you
after a fashion," said "he with ready,
pliant courtesy that smoothed over the
first ticge of vexation ; for lie was plain
ly not g'ad to see me. I set it down to
the score of his changed position and
consequent unwillingness to meet those
who bad known him in better days.
Then, too, I had been a friend ot his
poor wronged wife.
" Some easy common-place passed be
tween us, aud then a child' plaintive
voice spoke from the wagon.
"Papa, is the soup most ready ? I'm
so hungry ."
"Yes, yes directly. Lie down." He
spoke impatiently, and gave a savage
stir to the kettle oyer the fire.
"Why, that ie Marly 1" I said invol
untarily. , His face darkened.
"To be sure," be said with a forced
laugh. "I didn't know you knew the
obild. You seldom came to tbo bouse,
and I hardly knew yon, myself. Yet
Emma said you were acquainted Jong
years ago. How oddly thing crnae
bout," he continued. "To think that
you and I, of all people, should meet
here in the wilderness V
. - It was the first time ho had referred
to his wife or his married life ; and now
14 seemed a slip which he was fain to
- MIti strange," said I, "But surely
the lite is rough-for the child. Is no
: one with herf Can L speak- to her?
&ho isn't bed?"
lie muttered me ungracious word.
and drew aside Uie flap uf the wagon.
The child was crouched on a heap ot
stuff in the corner. She rose on her
elbow and looked at me with eye which
jsetmed poor Emma's own. She had
sn mi hiit twn nr thiw times in hor-
life, yet recollected roe at oiice.
Why, Marly, is it yon?" said I,
shaking hands with her. "I haven't
disturbed von, have I ? How do you
She said, "Pretty well," and that
she was glad to pec me; "tor," she
added, with a timid glance at her fath
er, "I don't see ai.ybody now that I
"Lonesome, my dear ? Well, it's quite
natural, I'm sure. Strange way of trav
eling, isn't it? Quite funny in these
big, while topped wagons. Do you like
"Sometimes though I get tired and
want to get out. 1 wish I might ride
ou a horse, as some of them do."
"You ride!" said Marriott, with a
"You're not very strong," I said,
"my dear. Perhaps I could give you
a ride on ray black horse if your fath
er is willing. To-morrow, may be.
My road lies with yours for some dis
tance." She said, with a wistful look, that it
would be very pleasant, aud glanced
again in a frightened way at Marriott,
who watched everv word. After a
i little I strolled away to join Miner.
But when Marriott thought me out of
1 sight among the wagons, I heard an
j oath, a blow and a bitter cry from the
! child ; and my blood boiled in my
I could not sleep that night. Marly
Marriott's pitiful face, with its sad, en
treat mo- eyes, was tor ever looking into
mine. I tosed and tumbled, sat up
poked the fire, lay down again, and
what ? Did I dream? Was it a ghost?
Something came softly, swiftly througl
the tall grass a phantom, a shadow
under the dark purple, starry sky and
almost touched me as I lay with the
blood- slowly freezing in my veins,
"Please get up ; please wake up, Mr.
Ransom !" and the taint voice was shak
en with bitter sobbing like the sob of
the wind -on a gusty autumn night.
"Please do wake up and take mo
Miner was on his feet though sleep
ily as I caught the poor little, shiver
ing figure, and felt it to be indeed flesh
and blood. Over the wide, dark prairie
slopo she had followed our camp-tire
alone the pitiful Utile child with only
God and ti e angels to care tor her.
"What is it my little girl? tell me."
"Do take me away please do take
me away. I shall die it you don't take
me to my mamma mamma!"
"How did you come here with him ?"
"He stole me in the night and made
me stay asleep; and he will kill me. I
don't dare to go back."
"Up with ye duds, Ilerries; saddle
up, boys," whispered Miner, hoarsely.
"We'll take the child an' e'ear out. I
can't stand this, you know. Lively,
In about ten minutes the horses were
saddled, and we rode swiftly throu:h
the limber, Marly before me, wrapped
iu my blanket. I shall never forget
that ride. Miner led he knew the
country and Ilerries brought up tho
rear. The stars glinted, the damp night
breezo blew iu our faces; the hoises
never broke their gallop tor miles and
mites over the dark unending, rolling
prairie. By and by tho east turned
gray, the west darker; a long, pale
streak of yellow rimmed the far-lying
swells. Il turned rosy; crimson streags
shot up ; the stars paled and vanished
it was day.
"Tired, my dear?" for she leaned her
head wearily against me.
"A little, little bit. Only don't stop
don't stop yet. We are not far
Miner turned and shot an incompre
hensible glance over his shoulder with
out speaking. I understood. George
Marriott had stolen the child to torment
his wife, and it was quite probable
that he would move heaven and earth
for her recovery. He know me for a
friend ot Emma's.
"There's some pretty rough places
between hero and civilization," said
Miner, an hour later when we had halt
ed for rest, aud the child was asleep.
"If he kin git an inkling of our route,
there's ways enough to hinder us.
We're only "three. J nst now it's nearest
to Xavier station, an' then to Austin.
But tve won't go there, as he'll nat'ra'ly
think wo will. If the law has judged
the chil'en to his wife, he'll keep out o'
reach o' the Jaw don't you see ? Con
s'quently, we'll git round back'ards to
Montresa yoij don't- know it; h's a
dirty little Mexican place then twenty
miles tu: ther tohollo ?"
A peculiar echo resounded from the
rocky mouth of the pass where we had
camped. We were on the verge ot a
mountainous region ; had struck west
ward from our original trail.
"I rather guess hold on !" said
Miner. "Saddle up, boys, before you
wake her. I didn't camp in this here
place for nothiu'. This echo's a good
warnin as I've found out afore; an' these
rocks don't tell no tales. J in coin' ter
reconnoitre." And he darted away,
and was back before we had completed
our hasty preparations for departure.
"Jest so. They're in sight. A bit
nuzzled halted to consider." He was
out of breath, and shot forth these ir
regular sentences in the intervals of sad
dling tip. "Now, then, don't let ou
about 'em to tier, ye know. Wake her
ud. Rafe. Time's out."
Marlv looked frightened and clung
to me as I lifted her. J smiled into her
"Did I startlo yon?" I asked
"Ttli time to move ou.. you see, so I
thouffht we had-better not delay. Hold
taut." . . ,
I PDHUis to- Cijeveignac's baek, and
we rode down the dark, rooky defile ;
6lowly at first, lest the sound of hoofs
should by any means reach the sharp
ears of our pursuers. After some ntteen
minutes we seemed plunging into a nar-
row gorietir chasm, without outlet, be
tween perpendicular precipices. Wei
followed Miner, who led the way. But
it seemed a narrow, tortuous way. ,
I say," said Ilerries at length, "do
you mean to be like mice in a trap.'
r or we re m one."
"No we ain't, young man. I know
this heie region," ret rted Miner, with
out looking round w
Sure enough at the end of the gorge,
a narrow aperture, barely admitting a
horse and rider, yawned beside a huge
boulder. It looked like the entrance to
a cavern ; and Cheveignac pricked tip
dubious ears as he fid lowed Mirer's
roan carefully into the darkness. For
a tew minutes all obieets were indis
tinguishable. Looking up I saw a nar
row while line drawn at an incalculable
height across the blackness above us.
It was the sky. Our horses' feet on tho
hard rock alone broke the silence.
Presently a faint white glow apjeared
to broadeu and brighten before and
around us. The while line became a
broad strip and the cliff summits were
lower and further apart.
"Now, then, pick up your feet,
Jock," observed Miner to his horse,
and added over his shoulder, "Come
ahead at your best. We've no time to
And strange, hollow echoes of hurry
ing hoots went flying down the pass.
Well, we baffled them that time, and
in due course came to Montresa, where
we put up for a night at a dirty little
inn. Marly was worn out, and the
horses needed rest. We felt secure from
pursuit. Next morning we were to re
sume our journey.
The horses were saddled in the dirty
little court-yard. We stood by tlem
sellling with the innkeeper. There
seemed to be a number of men lounging
about. There were coarse red curtains
drawn at one front window of the low
rambling building, and Ilerries hap
pened to remark on the fact.
"An American lady, senores, who is
traveling. he looks almost ill. Sho
starts also this mori
"By the great " shouted Miner,
breaking off in the middle ot his exple.
"Surrender! Down with your pis
"I'll be shot first!" shrieks Miner in
a fury, firing right and left. Cracks,
shouts, ye'ls ; a tornado of bullets,
smoke, hoots, and mounted men Che
veignac reared I caught his bridle.
Many caught my other arm. 1 hus tor !
an iustant hampered I saw George Mar- j
riott, revolver in hand, rein his foaming j
horse ten feet away saw the flash aud j
heard th? report. There was just one j
thing that saved me. lie aimed at my
heart; and then ah, then little Marly,
with a shriek, sprung from the ground,
seizing at my shoulder and chest to
shield me. sjhe gave a sharp, gasping
cry, loosed her hold, and fell as Ilerries
tired his sixth shot, and I saw George
Marriott reel and clap his hand to his
breast. But I cared tor nothing more
as I lifted the little chi d shot through
the back by her own father's hand aud
got her in out of the melee.
For the men who were lounging
alKMit had, in a body attacked .Marri! It's
party, and aided by Ilerries and Miner,
were getting the best of it. 1 shented
tor the innkeeper, who, like a coward,
had vanished at the first shot, when the
door ot tho curtained room suddenly
openea on the long nirty public apart-
ruent, and I saw whom 1 recoiled as
at a ghost.
"My God my God I"
A wild terrible cry ot a mother's an
guish. "Marly, my little Marly mam
ma a precicus little child ! Give her
here give her tome I My little angel I"
'Emma, Emma ! you will taint! you
wiil drop dead ! Let me lay heron your
It was rough enough conch of straw
covered with blankets, but the best the
Emma Marriott, with officers of the
law, had tracked her lost child across
the country, only to find her, iu this
sad, strange way, in the Valley ot the
Shadow of Death. Mowly the dark
eyes opened, and filled with inellab'e
"I have found my mamma," she
whispered sofJy, with her arms around
Emma's neck. 1
Miner and Ilerries hurried to the
"We ve whipped the consarned ras
cals, and Marriott's got his death
wound, I reckon," cried the latter, and
then, starting suddenly, exclamed,
"What! Good heavens ! he han't 6hot
"Hush hush, my friend. It is all
of no avail, now. Thank God, her
mother is here."
"Tell papa I lorgive him," the child
murmured, and fell back dead
THE KEMPER BUTCHEli T.
LETTVR FltJM MRS. CHISOLM.
The TZmes Washington special says
Mrs. Chisholm writes to a f i iend in
Washington, furnishing additional de
tails ot the Kemper butchery. She
My husband was murdered for no
cause except his loyalty to tho flag
which be thought would protect all cit
izens. Gilmer was raurdeied on the
street on his way to deliver himself to
the sheriff. He was held by one of the
guards while shot by his son-in-law.
McClellan was an old gray haired man
and a British subject, lie oft6i assur
ed me that he could not become a nat
uralized citizen because the United
States was not strong enough to protect
her citizens. Knowing that he could
neither be bought nor frightened the
sheriff called him down and delivered
him unarmed to the mob, who dispatch.
ed him, firing two loadx i:;to his head
afier he was dead. This I know of my
self. My boy, with his hand shot off.
turned quickly and placed his shoulder
against the door which the mob were
breaking open with axes and iron bars.
At thid time I was on the outside, hav
ing gone home a. short time previously
by direction of my husband. Putting
my hand through the grating, I implor
ed my boy to leave. 31 y son, Clay,
caught him in his arms and ran behind
a large iron cage, but before Clay could
spring back to his place against the
door, Johnnie cried out : "Oh J my
father," aud sprang between bis father
and Hosser, who was iu the act ofshoot
ing athim. Rosser placed his gun ta the
heart ot my boy, and fired its contents
into his body. At that instant my hus
band obtained the only loaded gun
there, which had been brought from
our house and killed Rosser. When I
put my head through the grating I saw
Cornelia fainting, and rubbing her face.
I told her for her father's sake to rally.
She gathered her little dead brother in
her arms and ran behind the cage. Af
ter the lock had been chopped off the
door, I sprang insi le to give the alarm
that the mob had fired the jail. My
daughter's face as covered with blood
from wounds caused by a shot which
had rebounded after striking the iron
bars. I told my husband to fight his
way through,.; not knowing that the
guns which had been left by the guards
had been loaded with powder only by
the sheriff. With Clay's assistance I
carried Johnnie's dead body down stairs
through the hall to the outside door.
Turning I saw a renewal ot the attack
and my husband coming down with our
daughter's arm around his waist. At
this time old Henry Gully was at Ihe
door I urged him back, holding the
door with both hands. He put his gun
through the grating, and Cornelia
throwing her arms around her father's
neck and told Gully to kill her and
r spare her father. Gully placed the gun
within a few inches of her and fired,
tier arm receiving the contents of both
barrels. Another gun was handed Gul
ly by a boy, which he fired and shot
my husband. Phil. Gully ran up with
a club, but another shot finished him
and he fell exclaiming, "My precious
wife, I die innocent. My entire family
murdered, but if any of my children live
I want them to know that I have never
done an act nor harbored thought that
would causa them to blush." Clay
tried to stand between him and his mur
derers while Cornelia and I ran to the
door to obtain help to carry my hus
band home. Blood was running from
Cornelia's shattered arm which she held
and begged for help. J lie answer was
a shot which struck her leg. . By this
time about 2d of the crowd; ran in.
hastened back to where my husband lay
ami seized a gun. The leader started
back ai d tired a shot at me. I then
fired at him and the crowd tied. Again
my son and myself with' the assistance of
one ot the demons wno assisteu in khi
ing my husband, carried him home.
e were pursued by the mob to our
gate. Cornelia kept her b eedmg body j
between ns and them. Arriving at j
iome I found that the servants had fled
with the kej's, and we had to force the j
window open, through which we climb
ed. A kind negro brought my dead !
boy home but was afraid to remain.
Mrs. Chisholm then describes her ef
forts to relieve the sutl'eiings and dress
the wounds ot her husband and daugh
ter, aud concludes as follows :
Mvown unhappy tamify is now re
duced to mvselt and two little sods.
Clay is watched and threatened. I
have been warned that my life is in
danger. My heart is broken.
In connection willi the murderer of
McLellan, a Hcotchrh;i, who was call
ed upon by the sheriff to jierform some
duty, the report prevails that the Brit
ish legation here will institute inquiries
with reference to the killing, and it the
facts warrant it a formal demand will
be made for the arrest and punishment of
Climate Last Of The Cascade.
The climate east of the Cascades is
just such that it commends it tor health,
being pure and tree from the dampness
that pervades the entire sectiou west of
the Cascades. The Summers though
warm are not as oppressive as tho val
ley of the Sacramento, California. Sun
strokes,, so lar as wo are able to learn,
are unknown. The Springs and Falls
are most delightfully cool and refresh
ing. The Winters are only moderately
cool. Seldom is the cold so intense as
to make outdoor traveling uncomforta
ble. Few Winters are so severe as to
require stock to be fed, although wo
think that there, like every oilier part
of this coast, it would bo much better
tor tho stock if they have access U a
stack of straw or hay. The dry Sum
mer allows the farmers to take time in
harvesting, many allowing their grain
to remain in the open air until late into
the Fall without tho tear of injury from
But without doubt tlie climate is un
dergoing changes aud it will only be a
few years before a more general distr -bution
ot rain will be had. Indeed,
even now a larger rainfall is noticed
than a decade ago. Captain Baughman
iu charge ot the O.S.N. Co's. boats on
the Upper Columbia river, informed us
that a very perceptible increase in the
rains have been noted during the past
three years with an unusual quantity
the past Winter. Ho also says that
trees are to be seen now where fourteen
years ago there were were not any. This
is substantiated by others with whom
we conversed. Bearing upon this sub
ject we give the following the- ry of the
increased rainfall advanced by Rev. G.
H. Atkinson, D. D., ot tivs city, and
written specially for this paper. Being
a gentleman postessed of practical
knowledge about farming', and of a sci
entific turn of mind, the views herein
expressed are deserving of careful read
ing. The article discusses tiie question
very fnl'y and we cannot do better than
to close ours with it The Doctor says:
"The plough is the machine for Eastern
Oregon aud Washington, Nevada and
- rlt is known that high and dry prai
ries and hills east ot tho mountains are
becoming grand' wheat fields. Every
year of successive deep and thorough.
plowing increases the value and amount
of the crop. Judge O. Hnmason, just
before his death, gave me the reason for
this remarkable fact in these dry plains.
ne nu iearnea it irom a French writer.
It a simple principle, and like every
such simple law, it can be easily and
universally applied. It is known that a
vast ocean of invisible moisture is flow
ing over the interior to the Rocky moun
tains, and the vast plains ot Idaho,
Wyoming, Dakota, Sascatchwan, Red
river and the Lakes ot British America.
A part of this vapor is deposited quick
ly by the Coast and Cascade aid Blue
ranges ot mountains, which act as cool
ges. Tho forests and fie'ds and pastures
are coolers a'so, and get a morning bath
of due even in sumnei. But the best
cooler is the light, up-t irued soil. Tlie
ploughed soil admits the air, cools it and
deposits the drops ot water around the
roots ot grass, grain or tree, as a tum
bler of water deposits the drops on
the outside of a glass in a Summer d iy.
"We know that the hotter the day.
the greater amount of invisible vapor
suspended in the air. On the other
hand the colder the Summer night, the
greater the amount ot dew deposited on
leaf and grain, which act as coolers also.
N ow open the soil with the plow and
let'the air in freely, and you will pre
sent a larger and better cooling surface
at the roots of plants, which need this
"As a test of this principle I. inquired
of Rev. Ezra Fisher, before his death,
ot the fuels on his farm aud orchard !
near the Dalles. His cultivation had
mostly been on creek bottoms, but he
had ploughed one piece ot dry up'and. '
The first year the crop was lair. The
second year it was a more vigorous
growth. The third year he plowed it
deeper and better, and it yielded as well
as any land he had. A gentleman from i
Baker county, on the same trip from
tho Dalles, testified that a farmer there,
well known to him, ploughed up dry
sage brush land and got seventy bush- .
els ot oats to the acre ; and that others
got forty bushels ot
wheat to the acre i
ou dry hill sides in that county. j by allowing the liberty to Catholic that
"The common testimony is that the he has allowed to Protestants. But
larmers of Walla Walla county have . notwithstanding his liberality and mod
ploughed the hills and higher plains, e rat ion, the two parties will not aid him
and have got increasing annual harvests, in the propagation of just and liberal
which is verified by the larger bulk of ideas, each neeinin: to be hostile to him
wheat and other ceieals exported down
the Columbia year by year,
" I o the question put by Rev. P. B.
Chamberlain, last A'igust; will the
farmers move to the hills or the high
prairies? he replied that they would
not, because they could not get water,
Having stated the princip'e that the
plow is opening the soil and watering
the wheat lands, I asked if this change
ed the condition? His reply was that
springs have been noticed breaking out
on the hill sides,' where none bad been
seen before. Possibly this process is
titling those high plaius tor the
"Mr. Warner, an orchard ist near the
White Salmon, ; states ' that a piece of
uplaud so dry and hard that il was dif
ficult to get a pick in, was ploughed in
the Winter or Spring and a peach orch
ard planted. It was kept mellow with
the plow The trees grow finely and a
large crop of vegetables was raised
am Mig them last year. Mr. Humason
attested the increased productiveness of
his fie! Is back of the Dalles, after the
free use of the plow year after yar.
"It is probable that the observing tar.
mer aud orchardists east ot the moun
tains can verify this principle with a
larger number , and variety ot cases
withiu their experience during the last
five or eight years. If it can be done,
the question of the profitable and per
manent settlement ot that whole region
will be assured ou the basis ot prosperi
ty to producer and consumer, to mer
chant and mechanic, and small branch
es of industry and commerce Com,'
WATER AS A BEVEBAUE.
No one can exist without consuming
a certain quantity ot water, which is the
essential basis of all drinks. It has been
calculated that! the body of a man
weighing eleven stone contains sixty-six
pounds of solid matters and eighty-eight
pounds of water, and that he loses in
various ways about six pounds in twen
ty, four hours, and this loss ot water
must be supplied iu food and drink.
Iu the ordinary physiohgical pro
cess notniug passes into the blood and
nothing passes out of it, without the in-
terveution, in some way or tlie other, ot j Winuemucca the latter on the hunting
water as a solvent. It will thus be . a,,d fishing excursion. When the
seen that water plavs a most important : J uJge gravely announced that he was
part in relation to" animal life and nu- S'S lo tsh everybody looked incredu
trition. It is also tne agent by which i ,ou,S ur the river high "d the water
the body is cleansed inwardly as well ia muddy. Tho J udge however, quietly
as ontwanlly, and is as necessary though ; prepared his bait, put his hook and lines
not quite so obvious that the interior of order, and this morning started to
tiir bodies should be washed and made ; tbe "ver- About 9 o'clock he made
clean as the exterior. Iu the process of j hls appearance with eighty of the finest
nutrition in the physical and chemical ! trou' evcr This surprised even
changes upon which life depends effeet ; lho ""nt- His hooks and lines were
waste products are constantly being d is- i examined and found to be of theordina
charged into the blood from the tissues ' ry kind, but the bait had something
of the body, and those have to be got about it which surely was found nothing
rid of; for if they are permitted to ac-. more .r lufw l,,an pieces ot beet! soaked
cumulate in the blood lite body becomes ,n. mixture of sugar, whisky, and port
poisoned by them, and life ia destroyed ' T,je news spread among the
as certainly as if a large dose of prussio ! P'"tes, aud they are swarming here from
acid or opium j were introduced from ; directions and catching many fine
without. Men do indeed frequently die, j
poisoned by toxic agents which they J
manufacture within their own organisms. '
One ot the tses of water, taken into the
body as a beverage, is to dissolve these
effite products of the woik ot the or.
to Zv-ey them out of J H 1
;h the action of the se- ' !T1?n,lk of trying remeelie- sug
' Ttr ee-ted by our neighbors. On the second
ganism, and so
tlie body through
ere ting organs, i Water is readily ab.
12 organ, i uuer rvwitiy sow
d intS the blood and is rapidly dis-
red from it. In iu rapid rs.
sorbed into the
charced from it. In iu rapid
through the body it washes, so to speak,
the circulating fluid, and carries away,
tilt) Cliuuin"ii i.it. "way,
through the channel, ot excretion, subl
stance; the retention ot which in the
blood would prove in the highest degree
harmful It may read ly be imagined
that pure, unadulterated water per-
forms that function better than any mod-
ificatioii of it which we may drink as a
beverage. It is, however, quite true
that some sugiitty mineralized waters
pass through the organism with even
greater rapidity than pore water, on ac
count of the stinuilatmg action the most
ot them exercise on certain of the ' ex
cretory organs. Mild alkaline waters
may also, under certain circumstances,
prove more cleansing than pure water,
on account of their great solvent action
on some substances. The quantity of
water we need in the form ot beverage
depends greatly on the nature of the
other substances we consume as food.
With a dietary composed largely ot
succulent vegetables and fruit, very little
of any kind of beverage is required."
Much depends on the manner in which
our solid food is cooked whether, hit
the case ot animal food, the natural
juices of the flesh are retained in it or
not; much too, will depend on those
atmospheric and other conditions which
determine the amount of fluid lost by
evaporation from the surface of the body.
The sensation of thirst is the natural
warning that the blood wants water.
I may here remark, iucideutal'y, that
it is not a wise custom to take excessive
quaiitiues ot any fluid 4 even simple
water, with our food, for by so doing
we dilute too much the digestive juices,
and so retard their solvent action on
the solid food we have consumed. A
draught ot fluid, however, towards the
end ot digestion is often useful in pro-
moling the solution and absorption of
the residuum ot this process, or in aid
ing its propulsion along the digestive
tube. Hence the custom of taking tea
a tew hours after dinner, or seltzer or
soda water a little befire bed-time.
DEPLORABLE ST A TL OF AFFAIRS.
The Paris correspondent of the New
York Times has this to say about M.
Jules Simon, the recent Minister of the
Interior of France :
No man has written more eloquently
upon the liberty of conscience than M.
Jules Simon, and no minister has ever
shown himself more just or more inclin
ed to allow religions freedom iu its
widest sense. He has more than once
incurred the displeasure of the Radicals
in every case that arises. One day the
Protestants have a complaint to make,
and Jules bimon is blamed for not sup
pressing the Cath lies; next, the latter
find something wrong, and accuse him
of being a free-thinker. It is sad to find
so little honesty on both sides. The
clerical agitation seems to increase, and
I tear that the Catholics are presuming
upon the good will ot the minister. For
some time Catholic petitions in favor of
the "prisoner of Vatican'' have been iu
circulation throughout France, and
many of them contain nothing less than
. an appeal to a religious war. All ot
them are bitter upon the German Gov-
erument for it course with respect to
the Jesuits and Ultramotitanes, and nat-
n rally the government is held responsi
ble. What a disagreeable situation ?
If the Premier slops this agitation in the
name of patriotism, he is attacked by
ad the clerical organs in the country; it
he shuts his eves to it, he not only gets
the curses ot the Repub icaiis, but some
disagreeable comments from the other
side uf the Rhine. There is a want of
loyally on both sides that is really de
plorable. Marbi.kizeo Iro.v. Marbleized iron
is getting a bad name in Boston. En-
; anieled iron vessels, ca'led marbleized
iron ware are in extensive use in tl at
city, when made in the fim of teapots,
milkpans, saucepans, fryingpans, dip
pers, spoons, etc. Dr. Hayes, the State
chemist, having ana'yzed several speci
mens, finds the enamel to contain arsenic
and lead in dangerous proportions.
Sauce, sour raiik, tea and even water
take the poison. A friend had a wife
quite sick, who had been having her
breakfast prepared iu one of those dishes,
and another friend narrowly escaped.
; The ware is
very handsome, is manu
factured in this city, and is coming into
extensive use. . It is found in our kitch
ens of resturant and hotel, and of all
the poisonous things which now enter
into our food drink, medicii e and the
wall papers this is oue of the most
Wkstfrs Trout Fond of Whis
ky. Last night Squire Meadow and
! Judge Bonni field arrived here from
Cure for Earache.; Many years
ago two of my children, ono aged three
me otner one year, had a terrible attack
ot. earache, oue day and uierht. I work.
j . .7 . , , . -
j ! -l T a"i
i ,tan ""S"': " I
"vi no, mai i nai not neara 01
that. Slie told me to nut some live
. . . ... .
I JV on " ;,n Pte, Fpnokle some brown
! H'",8 bml T "'
,l,1Kld.l ? 'lU 80 l,'V',a 6mko'
' ?y" tfLl l!l Ji e,rVJ.ld,d '
me "raedy or both ones. 1 he
f"1' w" arvekus ; the pain stopped
1 IfflCraJ it ITT a BSVtat Kks-i 1 little
, . T: D,
Josephine Ziong in the Gerrnantoicn
The mail is now carried between Oak
land and Cottage Grove. '
Five nuidrm Bnined.
A Binghampton, N. Y paper of
May 15th, reports the following terribW
casualty : ; f " ,
An awful calamity occurred to-day a
tTiittle York, Cortlandt county, a station
of the Syracuse and Jtsinghampion ran
road, about fifty miles north of this city.
The depot building, a story and a half
structure, was in charge ot Frank Dun
nigan, a brakeroan, who lived in part of
it with his family. Duniiigan started a
fire iu the stove down stairs between
five and six o'clock this morning and
then weft to a barn across the two
tracts and some distance away. He was
accompanied by his wife. Their chil
dren, five in number, were left asleep in
the upper story. The parents had been
at the barn but a few minutes wlien
they discovered that the upper part ot
the depot was in flames. Both ruehetl
to the building and attempted to get np '
stairs to rescue their children, but the .
flames had gained such headway as to
prevent the ascent of tho agonized pa
rents, and the unfortunate little ones
were roasied alive.
Mrs. Duunigan was severely burned
in the face, and her husband was com
pelled to use force to prevent her from
perishing with the children, in a hope
less effort to save their lives. The poor
mother and father could hear their lit
tle ones calling tor help, and the situa
tion was heartrending in the extreme.
At about 8:30 this momii.g, when the
passenger tram from Syracuse. passed
Little York, the depot had burned Jown
and the bodies ot tour of the children ,
shockingly burned, had been removed ' '
from the ruins. The remains of the
fifth body had not yet been taken out.
The eldest f the five was but eight cr
nine years old.
; Brete Harle's "Ah Sin,'' expanded
into a play, with humorous comrades
supplied by Ilarte and Mark Twain in
collaboration, and Charley Parsloe in
the title role, was put on the stage
iu Washington recently. Parsloe has
more to say than he had in "Two Men
of Sandy Bar.'' Also at the end he read
a dispatch from Mark J wain, saying
he was sick aud oouidn't come, but lie
had got up two speeches, one tor fail,
nre, the other tor success, and the audi
ence might vote which he should send.
The vote was unanimously for the liU
Three members of the cabinet, Messw,
Key, '1 hompson aud Shnrz, have organ
ized an advertising syndicate, to the in
tense discomfort of the organs that have
so long subsisted upon the petty steal
ings of department advertisements
printed at exorbitant rates. The de
clared intention of these cabinet officers
is that hereafter the government shall
receive as effectual service as any indi
vidual advertiser, and pay no more tor
it than private citizens pay.
Chicago Tribune : II the authorities
of M ississippi refuse to punish the assas
sins, then the United States authorities
may ascertain their power to proceed
under the Ku-Kluk laws.! If the Ku.
Klux laws tail to cover the crime, then,
as we have said already, it will become
a question whether the people of the
United States shall not interfere on the
broad ground of humanity by electing a
national legislature which will take
steps to convert the Bashi-Bazouks of
Mississippi into a penal colony,
A fearful drou'h is prevailing in the
region of Buenos Ayres, South America.
The streams have dried to such an ex
tent that fish are putrefying in their
beds, bun fires are destroying tho
woods in Entre Rio, ou the Uruguay
river, aud steamers are almost unable to
navigate that river because of beat aud
The O. S. N. Co.
wharf-boat, 150 feet
beam, at Cclt'o.
has built a
long by 43
Rkligiovs Services. Re v. j. r. DeVore will
hold services in the brown M. F.. church tn this
city ou Subbath, morning and evening. Ban
day School at 2:30 p. M. Prayer mooting each
Thursday evening. -
Special Notices. - u:
Musical. Miss Nettie Piper, teacher ol
Voeal and Instrumental music, lu recent
ly located in Albany, aud prepared to give
lessons iu the above named brauchea. lias
had several years experience hi teaching
and can give the beat of references.
M.AITIXJ, ftjtainpluv, CuUlBg- Mad rU
ting, I'lain Sewing, Hair Weaving, etc. Catting
and fitting Children's Clothing a apevteMy.
Call at tho rooms adjoining the Reqisteb. Mce,
Albany, Oregon. MRS. Coll. VajClevu
- M AJou White Is located one door west
of Fox Bro.'s, First street, Albany, where
he is prepared to do all work in his line,
such as repairing watches, clocks, and jew
elry. Also, engraves door-plates, silver
ware, &c Give him a call,
Tlie Richmond Hauge is a great wood
saver, and as It throws out less heat than
any other good rango or stove, It Is way
up for Summer use. j ' -
TO COJfSKM FTIVEJt. -The advert isor.har
ing been permanently cared or that dread dft
eonc, Consun ptlon.by a eimplo remedy.ia anx
ious to make known to his follow snfierera the
means of euro. To all who desire it, he will
send a copy of tho prescription used (free of
charge), with the directions for preparing and:
uoing the same, which they will find a sure
euro for Consumption. Asthma, Bronobitis,:.
Parties wishing the prescript ion will please ad.,
dress Rev. K. A. WifcaoN, 194 Pinn St., Williams
burg, N Y. I18v8J tou43v9
PIMPLE. I will mail (free) the recipe for
preparing a simple Vegetable lialm that will re
move Tan, Freckles, Pimple and Blotches,,
leaving the skin soft, clear and beautiful : also,
instructions for producing a luxnriaut growth
ot hair on a bald head or smooth face. Address
Ben. Vandelf A Co., box 6121, No. Wooster-St.
Kew York. , tonttva
Errors of til. A gentleman who suf
fered lor yt
mini loan " i ... - - - - - ...v.
roction for making t he simple remedy by
be was cured. Bulierers winning w I"""- -y
the advertiser experience can do so oy ad
dressing In perfect coTttdeM,aou Jfc Jf5r
ji .u i u ' in . nig i 11 .
To all who are suffering from the 'f""
indiscretions of yonth.Berrens weakness, eariy
deeay.Toss of manuood Ac-. I w ?
that will cure you, KKEK OK I'HABuK. 1 1U
great remedy was discovered by a missionary
Fn South America. Send a self-addressed enT.
"niie to the Rkv. .K-skfh T. Iiswa-n, Stalioa Z t
3itle JJuutet Vrw l'or.-uv. ,
rs rrom ervona neoiiiry, rirui.
andall theeffuctaof youlbfnl Indis-
will. for t hesake of suffering numaniu .
n -1 1 ... i ..i , tiui mp.iM inn m