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ALBANY, OREGON, DECEMBER 17, 1880.
Bwuti CTUaap, quick
Kwreotic Children prow fat
upon. Mothers like, and Physi
cian recommend CASTORIA.
It regulates the Bowels, cures
Wind. Colic, allays Feverishnew
and destroys Worms.
BE METER'S CATARRH
Cm. Cmtltatlaul Anti-fl.to for
Ma taniU autlaAy, try Abarptlo
Other rmdiea but
. l-aliarrs Catank, this ouu at uj
tagre kafora. Caaamptiaa Mti im.
AlTnTiy Furniture House.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Jrootn Snlta; Walnut, Arti and Maple Parlor
nnti4 ; tmem iiocKers, My UDaira aud
Iounges a specialty.
xciiin Centre Tables.
....... Pillar Extension, etc.
i v A splendid lc cf;
V.'hi.t.m aud UardwooJ Cbm 01 Hi; kut U.
In fact, I Intend to keep a flrnt claw
I am thankful for past patronage, and
resident, of thla city and vicinity to
Corner of Second and Ferry streets.
AUUXT, it-KnSl) OBEUOX.
gre&za . Qaady. pactcry.
trmt street, opposite Mcllwaln's
Maae&cturer aad dealer In all kinds of
C'cara t'' Candles 1
Kep tor sato '
Frcacfa and American
. '' V C AX DIES,
- . - CIGARS,
arnica will bo aoM at prices to anU the times.
Iartte and balls supplied with candies, nuts,
te.. atrcaaowl rale. - --"-
To u are rcapeutf tJiy Invited to Rive ir.es can.
C. W. OSBORN.
r Mot, !9, ISSO-bSvU - -
--' -Albany, Oregon;'
Crbi sscond Term Will open on
Wednesday-, Sept I st,I8SO.
rr Tjartiemlars concerning the courses of
Vady sm'J tli frloe of tnttVin. apply to
fO f Oreatettanea to money. V
4ji nod a person In overv l take
1 sitjoertntiona for toe larsrat. cti-sp-' and et
Jtiiairtl Aunlly !lia)M in Jlwt worki.
Anyone mn bfovme n mfjT'wfni ntmt. &is
f!:ant works of art air-i frr ! sn'isii-lbers.
"t priisp so low thnt almost ercrybiy snlv
aoritws. xtuentn nnrtii akihs 140 sn'mertr
twjrs 10 a Dy. A la.lv nr tftiOTn nmkinK
ovr t&iA cior pro-li In t hv.' Al! wlio tip?
trtite n.aHe iwtony 6t. V" lvoie all
trll'Pe to lite lwitv-s. rr nuiv rwe 4ime.
Y turm i not be sw ay from over n4(rliu
ion can at lias wellaotliT r nll r!irekn.
vi ttrvii iwe. fck-t?n i "stwwiveOntn
I . If youtni itmnta'iK rK i your
'., at once. It kwik ci, l.iu m ir-
ness. Sftw wliei ej3.n.-ci gpH. tf make
t y. A'i-ltfjw tJesoHrtr ffii.tn.jt uo..
j .ri'Jifta, Utlnc.
n a wh In your oa-t, ptt. s.otitflt
i)J ' nk. tia )r, it jou a ant a
1 "i'ni vh-i-u iwriKiris of either
it,, - t-ifni Tny ! Im- time ihey wrc-ic
i -' t-i4ra U U. iULt-fTr Co '
,?. i .rv:f . r-lS '
To Draw or Woe to Draw.
"To tlra w. or not to draw, that's the ques
Whether 'tis safer In the player to take -.;..
The awful risk of skinning for s straight.
Or.standiug Paf.to raise 'em all the limit.
Aud thus, by Diluting, get it. to uraw, to
Not more and by that skin to ret s full
Or two. pair, or tlie fatest, bouncing kings
That luck is heir to ; 'lis a coiisumatinn
Devoutly to be wished. To draw, to skin.
To skin ! perchance to bust aye, there's
For in that draw of three, wliat cards may
When we hare shuffled offth uncertain
Must give us pause. There's the' reaper
Which makes calamity of a bohtall fltt-h.
For who would bear the overwhelming
blind. , .
The pek it, straddle, f lie wait an.Cj edgr
The insolence ot Pat hands, and he Itrta
That patient merit ot the bluffer takes.
When lie himself might be much better off
By simply passing. Who would trays
up bold, -And
go out on a small progressive raise.
But llJit the dread of something after call.
Tiie undiscovered ace-full, to who-e strengtii
Such hands must bow-puzzle the will
And make ns rattier keep the chips we
Than be carious about bands we know not
Thus bluffing does make coward of us all.
Ana tuns the n:itive hue ot a ronr-neart
Is sicklied with some dark and cussed
And spcaulatnrs in a jack-pot's wealth.
With this regard, tlieir interest tuin away.
And lose the right to open."
Ins large, square, old-fashioned bouse
such as our fathers uesd to build when
solidity was more sought after tlian util
ity lived Philip Manson and his sister
Bathe r. Philip had reached the mature
age ot 40, and Esther was close to him.
Still, each had pursued s solitary patbway
through life, seeking no companionship
save that of the other till there vras reason
to believe that they would continue to
follow the same course till in the full
ness of time they were eatliered into the'
family tomb the receptacle of many gen
e ration ot the Manson family. There was
more reason to think so, since they" took
care to commend an unmarried life, not
only by example, but by precept.
Xo," said Philip, when assailed on
tlii sut'ij.; by . a inatt h-mukiig iaily
marrying may On vt ry jkvI rorm'n? ;ieo
pi. hiit i '.n.d not Iwar nave my h-uhit.
b:okm i-i ujoi. Hip.'i my v::.; ii-u cm
ed ; -v-t;!rvv- f.- ri.v i,,tr'-t'Uii of a
wit . ::. ' .'' ;
'lvi"oy a:d-by.: yo
vt'ii wi 'i lite lr'U y! ' :t v :i
Xu." said Philip, cuiiclnsiveiy, I have
a sUter who is devoted to me. and whilst
ho lives I shall need no other'
As for Miss Esther, she often declared
that stie would never make, a slave ot her
self tor any man living. It otli.-r women
were too!ih eiiiugh to give up their inde
pendence, and jne themselves to a man, for
no other eartldy purpose than to burden
therastftve with cares and toils from inorn
Ingtiil night, she had no objection, iter
brotjier and she had always lived together
pcacab!y and happily, and she did not
not make any vlian ge for
Of course, it
was insinuated by thns
difTeretl tiile!y from Miss
Estiier's tliat in adopting this opinion site
was only making a virtue of necessity, and
that it was best to be conteuted with one's
lot, provided there was no cliatice of im
proving it. But Esther did not iiear tliese
remarks and so was not disturbed by them.
She continued to live in the old house with
her brother.) Tliey kept no domestic, since
Esther raiher plumed herselton her house
keeping qualities, and there was really but
little to do. So, as tier brother was usually
absent during tlas day, she- w.-is tett for
the most part to the comp-tiiionship of ber
own thoughts unless some neighbor clianc
ed to call in a thing, by tiie way, ol rather
tare occurrence, since most of the, neigh
bor had large families of their own, which
necessarily confined tliem at home.
Eai ly one afternoon just after -Est tier
Maiiaon had completed her task of clear
big away tiie dinner dishes, and storing
them away iu tiie cupboard after a thorough
washing, she was startled by s rap at the
Somewhat surprised by s caller at this
unusual hour stie answered the summons.
She was a little appreliensive that itTjvas
a neighbor who bad of late proved very
troublesome from Iter habit ot borrowing
articles, and owing, It Is to be presumed,
to a habitual forgettulness, neglecting to
'I hope,"hs mused, thst If it Is Mrs
Bailey, slie will be wanting to borrow
something that I have not got."
Slie opened the door ; but no Mrs. Bat.
ley presented herself to ber expectant gase
a gentleman of 45, carefully, nay elegant
ly dressed, stood before her. : -
"I beg your pardon for Intruding ma
dame," said he, as he noticed .Esther's
look of surprise ; "but can you direct me
to tiie house of tiie late Mr. Well fleet f I
have lieard It was for sale, and front the
descripton I have heard of it, judge it will
suit tne. '
lt U the next, bouse ti the left. ; sir.
ni -fcw w:d Rtlur, who haxl time, while tiie
etitk'niait wns sjeaklng. to examine his
PIira;;t'e. which Uid not foil to impress
.Is ISswrabJy.- '
k'fhanh you for fine Information. I
trisff yqu wiil pardon tne for the trouble
I have occasioned you," replied tt geo-
VJTot the hst t-roubie in tiie world," re
plied T;s:ter, s ffttje fluttered by a defer
Two days after Esther beard that Mr.
Well fleet's estate had been purchased by
a stranger named Blgelow. Slie at ones
conjectured, and rightly that this was -the
same with her visitor. A tew days elapsed,
and Esther Hanson received snotber visit
form the gentlemau.
"I have s favor - to ask of you. Miss
Manson," lie began (it seems that be had
ascertained her name). "I am aware that
our slight acquaintance will hardly justify
it. but 1 trust tints will remove this objec
tion. You must know," he added, smit
ing, "tluit I am s bachelor, dependent In
many respect upon my housekeeper, who,
tbough s good womas In her way. I am
afraid is not reliable In matters of taste.
As my furniture baa arrived, but 'lot not
yet been arranged. I would esteem it s
great service if you would give tne yonr
opinion in some little matters respecting
It proper disposition.. My carHage is at
tiie door ready to carry you over."
"But," said Esther, a little hesitating
ly. "I do not claim to have much taste.
1 tear shall prove no more reliable in that
respect than yonr housekeeper .
"I have but to look around tne," said
Mr. Blgelow, politely, 'to be fully satis
fied upon that point."
"Esther's cheeks fluslied with pleasure
at this compliment, and she mads prepara
tions to comply with her new visitor's re
quest. It was not without a little consciousness
of the singularity of her position that
Esther found herself riding by the side of a
gentleman with wltom she had scarcely
exchanged halt a dozen words In the course
of her life. The distance, however, was
but sliort, and she had little time for re
flection, she found tiie chief part of the
business accomplished. Tiie furniture,
which, by the way, was new and hand
some, had been arranged lu the rooms
after a fashion, but Ktlier was able to
point mit several changes for the better,
with all of which Mr. Bigelow professed
himself delighted ; he, moreover, asked
her adviee in regard to banging several
fine pictures that he hsd picked up In the
course of his European travels. This was
accorded with some hesitation.
Mr. Bigelow would not be eatWfied with
out showing his sew found acquant.ttce
all over the house, from kltdu-n to -'';
When all was completed lie ovcrpove.re!
her with protestations of jra(itnlc f.ir h-r
kirn erviov and landed Imr l her own
door just five mluurc hrfrr? hir hro'h-r
c.ime In. Esther was rath-r t;lai ol thl.
as she was a little snspMou that her broth
er would consider her adventure ratlier a
To avoid cosament. she did not even In
form Philip ilat site had ever met Mr.
Blgflow. fie took frequent opportunities
to call fepon her. on some slight pretext or
another, but it always chanced to be when
her brother was absent.
"I wonder," said Philisv carelessly as
he sat by the fire one evening 'whether
Mr. Bigelow will not be looking out for a
wife before long "
"l don't know," aid Esther, and In her
embarrassment dropping half a dozen
st i i cites from the stocking; she lie Id in ber
hand. i 1
'Xtit that I approve of marriage at
least in my ovu case." said Philip, not
noticing this demonstration. but It may
be different with Mr. Blgelow. He has no
sister to superintend bis establishment.
don't know, bowever. whetlier there is
anybody likely to suit him In this village.
Let me see there is Miss Prestou ; she
'No. I don't think she would suit him
at all." said Esther, with s spirit ; which
considerably surprised ber brother. "Slie
knows very little about housekeeping
"Why. 1 thought you and Miss Preston
were friends," said Philip, a little, ptuxled
"Well, so we are." returned Estlier. iu
tier usual tone : "but I 1 hardly think
she would suit Mr. Bigelow."
Perhaps not.' he rejoined, and so tiie
From the conversation which ..we have
recorded above, the reader will obtain
some insight Into the character of Esther's
feelings toward Mr. Bigelow. She would
hardly confess It to herself ; but as a mat
ter of fact, her ideas of marriage bad suf
fered a material change within a brief
Meanwhile the gentleman continued bis
visits. Oftentimes he would ak to see the
bed ot flowers, on which Esther rather
prided herself, and sometimes he would
petition tor seeds, being very fond of
flowers, ss he said, and very anxious to
Introduce them In his owq garden. On
one ot these occasions Mr. Bigelow, after a
little visible embarrassment, said, besi
"I would like to ask your advice, Mls
Esther, on a rather . delicate subject and
one ol great importance to myself. There
Is one thing wish to secure to make my
establishment complete ; bnt I hardly
know In what manner to ask for It." 1
"What Is It you refer to f" asked Esther
'A wife," was the significant reply.
Instantly a deep crimson flushed Earlier'
cheeks. She did not trust herself to speak
"BTeed I say that you are ths one whom
of all others, I would seek to place iu, tha
position ?' . "v '
Um took ber unresisting hand and kissed
It with all the gallantry of a young lover.
"B3t"riatwiH my brother say iu
quirrn- Ksyitr, srhen she had fomid rofpa
'"Wisat ShoulJ he say ?
ww cgi&Tpss, mrply."
ence to which she had not been
Yes, but he Is always rt-louHng the
idea of marriage, and I couiia't venture
to tell him."
"No need of It. Let's run away to
New York and get married. You know."
be added gaily, "we are both young and
romantic, and It would be quite In charac
ter.' . .
Esther at first objected, .but when she
came to consider that In this way she
would be relieved ot a great portion of the
embarrassment wliich such a step would
naturally bring with It, she contented, and
that day week was appointed for the de
parture. She required this time to make
Meanwhile, It Esther had not -been as
exclusively occupied with tier own affairs,
she might have notice that a change Ital
come over PhrHp. He was ' often absent
evenings, aml.when at home was more
silent and abstracted than his wont. - The
former she readily- attributed to tiie cause
which he assigned, namely, a pressure of
biHtiiess. Tiie latter she did not observe,
her mind being preoccupied. ' We, who
are In the secret, may take the liberty of
following him est one ot his business calls.
It was at a neat cottage, tram whose front
oor dangled an immense knocker, that
Philip Manson knocked. Tiie door -was
opened by the same Miss Preston, who
seme month before, lie thought "might
lo" for Mr. Blgelow,
"Good evening. Maria," was his saluta
tion as lie entered. After a brief conversa
tion about the weather, the . crops, and
otlier standard topics, which, however
trivlxl they may seem., could hardly be
disiensed with, he began tu show -signs of
embarrassment, and finally ejaculated:
"Maria Miss Preston I mean Maria,
what are your opinions abotrt- marriage?"
Why," said slie, "I hardly know. I
don't think I have given mnch consider
ation to the subject."
Because," continued Phillip. "I find
my opinions have suffered a great change
on this point. There was a time when I
thought it nn wise.' but, now. if I could get
a good wife, such as yon, tor example. I
should be, inclined to try It." i
O Lor'. Mr, Manson." said Miss Pres-
iwi, in some - pertnrnauon, "now you
talk!" - .. . , ,
Five ml nfes afterward Miss Preston
had aecepted tl-e proposal of ; Philip, aud
the two were, ro all Intents ami purposes.
"Theoiilv thing I think of." said the
gentleman, alter a brief pause, "it that
my aisttr F!thep Is a ' deeded enemy to
n'.irriijrt. and I lur-llv lnre to tell ber I
am ulxHif to marry. If we could only get
away and h:ive the ceremony berformed,
it would be pleasanter." -
"Suppose we go to New York," sugges
ted the bride-elect.
"A good idea. We'll go. When can
you be ready?"
"Xext Monday morning."
So next Monday morning . was agreed
upon. It so happened that Estlier was to
start on Monday afternoon for the same
purpose in view bnt of this coincidence
neither party were aware.
The reader will please go forward a
week. By this time the respective parties
have readied New York, been united in
tle holy bonds of matrimony, ami are
now legally hnaharat and wife. They
were located at hotels situated on tiie same
side of thh way. but were tar from being
aware of tho propinquity. On the mort
big succeeding the two marriages, for by
a singular chance they happened on the
same day, Mr. Bigelow and Esther started
out for a walk down street.' It so hap
pened that Hhillipan.1 hU wife were at
the same moment walking up street. The
natural consequence was that the' two
"Good lieavens! my sister!" exclaimed
"Merciful goodness: my brother:" re
"Wh it brings you here arith Mi . Bige
'-Nay. iiow happens it that you are here
with Miss Preston?"
"Miss Preston Is now my wife!" ,
"And Mr.- Bigelow is now my bus
baud!" . " . -
'But thought you were opposed to
"And I supposed you were equally so."
"My friends." Interposed Mr. Blgelow.
"this Is a day of surprise bat I trust of
such a nature that we shall all be made
the happier thereby. My regret, Mr
Manson. at robbing you of yonr house
keeper Is quite dissipated by -the kuowl
edge that you Inve so soon supplied her
The sensation excited In the village by
tiie return of the two brides with their
respective husbands may be better im
agined than described. It gives us pleas
ure to state that neither Phillip nor Ms
sister ever had occatttm to regret the double
The commissioner of Internal revenue
has received advices from Huutsville.
Alabama, that illicit dbwIHors who were
tntertcrml with by a U. S- deputy marshal
slwt and Instantly killed dejiuty John: B
Hardie. v Another deputy barely escaped,
U. 8. Marslnvl Lns Is organteliig a good
force to arrest the parties, of whom there
are tour, named Cnlbralth (who fired the
fatal shot). Lentous and two Corslco
brothers. Cominisslofief Xlaum telegraphed
Instructions that the most vlgornns meas
ures be taken to bring to punishment these
narihrs. Everv distillery innst be seized
and ii!icU(U.stiiiers arrestpi." Ti Attorney
General sent SiutUr lrisfrijpUons to th
p, 8. rs$rj??l3
The Early Miaera Lire.
Tha followltig excellent but terse des
cription or a miner's life In California, in
early tlayt we take from the San Francisco
Chronicle ot a late date. : -; -
But we must not deceive ourselves as to
uhe net savings of that "kind of labor. It
hss lu disaduantages as well as Its advan
tages; its heavy' dia wbace as well as Its
Imposing figures of gross earnings. In
those years California produced nothing
bnt gold. We dought our flour and beans
of Chile. Our potatoes' ot , ''Oregon our
yams of the Island, our oranges aud limes
of Mexico. Central America, arid Tahiti;
our pork, bacon, hams, lard, butter, liquor
cigars, tobacco, blandets, clothing, of Jfew
York; oor mining' Implements of Boston;
our boots and shoes. "aW hats ot Eastern
manufactures; our sugar ami sirup of the
Sooth; and even the grs.it bulk of our oews-
papsrs came from New York, New Orleans
Boston and St. Louis. - And for everything
tiie consumed he was charged from three f
t six tiroes as mnch as the ' same articles
cost t lie laboring man now. ' Necessarily
country that prodncetl nothing Itself but
gold afforded but the roughest elements of
house-keeping, and tliey all at a very high
price. The average minet's bill ot fare
was pickled pork, beans, rancid butter, at
dollar a pound, bread of his own baking,
such as a San Francisco worklncman of
1330 would feed to his pigs or chickens,
but turn away from in disgust if It were
placed before him to eat; potatoes and
and onions often commanding half a dollar
a pound. Tlte average miner's house was
cos monfy an open log cabin, with a dirt
floor; his household., furniture, a camp
kettle, skillet, and frylng-psn, coffee-pot,
three-legged srool. a bunk" filled wsth
dirty blanket; some rusty knives, forks.
spoons and half a dozen tin plates. He
was compelled to cook his own meals, as
well as do a full day's work on his claim;
and if he failed to work steadily or made
less gross wages than $5 a day he went
hungry. He had to work in all sorts and
all seasons of weather; in the summer and
autumn, where the mercury kept at 140
degress In the sun trom 11 A. M. to 4 P.
M.: Jit the winter, when the rain poured
down upon hint like a deluge; ami always
with feet wet and generally with wet
clothes. Iu sickness be was neglected and
seldom had the denefln of a physican bnt
one In a hundred the nursing of a female
attendant If hi "claim" gave out, or the
water that enabled him to work it, he bad
to "pull up stakes" and, on foot, over bill
and mountain, the shy for bis canopy at
iiignt and tho burning snn masting his
brain by day, continue his "prospecting'
till lie found another one. By this time
all his saving, were exhausted and he had
to begin again on the "bedrock" of pov
Brigadier-Oetteral Chalmers has reason
to be a g'Mxl deal astonished at the row
which the leading Democratic organ of
Mississippi is kicking up about him, Thit
is the third time he has elected himself to
Congress by throwing - out or soul tig 08
Republican votes, yet there has never been
any trouble about it before. He must
wonder why It Is any worse to do it the
third time than it was the first and second.
His district has a sue Republican majority
of 10,000, but tree counting has given him
a Democratic majority, of fr.ira 4,000 to 5,-
000. What no democratic journal In Mis
sissippi obecte.1 to In 187G and 1873 is
hotly denounced by the Ylcksbnrg Herald
in 1S80. The world does move. N. Y.
The greatness of this great country . Is
not yet comprehended by our people.
Take the State of Texas for instance. It
has an area or 274,353 square miles, ex
ceeding the entire German Empire by 62,
000 square miles of land. .There is room
there for twice as many people as the
whole United States now contains,and they
could raise on that ground five times as
much cotton as Is now raised in 'the whole
Smith, and three times as much wheat as
Is raised by tiie whole Notth I Ths'future
of Texas is brilliant beyond conception,
and It is a type of the country of which it
Is but a small fraction. -
Judge Chamberlain of New Britain.
Conn., tells a good story of a little nephew
of his, who, one night not long ago was
saying his prayers during a thunder-storm,
Just before he had concluded he asked his
mother to step from the, room, ss he had
something private to pray for, and his
motlier listening outside the door, heard
these words : "Oh, Lord ! please don't
let It lightning any more" aud ju t then
there came a heavy , clap of ' thunder
"nor thunder either, for that's a darned
A practical book by Mr. John Oldcastle,
on "Journals and Journalism, with a Guide
for Literary Beginners," Is published in
London. The anthor says the "unrivaled
position of the English press Is due fully
ss much to Its anonymity as to its freedom
In comparing the difficulties tliat besets
the editor of a datly paper with the anxie
ties of a Prime Minister, be says : . "Even
a monthly journal will not be successfully
conducted by a litterateur, however bril
liant, unless with bis . litenuy ability be
combines a faculty for business, a power
to endure drudgery, and a variety ot . per
sonal qualities not often met with in any
The expense of carrying the mails In the
states which gave tlieir eloctorial votes to
Hancock was $4,500,000 In excess of the
posal receipts during tbe Ifrst, fiscal year,
' Good' Older.
We trust our prohibitionist friends will
pardon us for saying that good cider I nn
excellent drink, and it U a pity there is not
great deal more of It 'made than there is.
If onr farmers knew1 ; how to make good
cider the bearing year of .. apples, L like the
present, would be bailed with thanksgiving
iuctead of bewailing, and ' the apple crop
would proye one of the most profitable
that can be raised. ' For really good cider
there would be a great and steady demand ;
at remunerative prices. But the plain truth
is very tew people know anything about
good cider. -Their idea of cider Is formed
from sickish fluid that comes out ! of the
ordinary mill and which quickly tarns to
vinegar h When sweet -It ls-:Inlpld in ;
taste and actively .cathartic la efRfCtjM
many a boy Mao liasrttel his fill through
straw can testify. : Whan "hard": it vfs
more deadly than forty rod whisky,- and It
is only to be excused , Jor being when acet
ous fermentation has transformed it into
vinegar ; and then it has . had work to
make Its way against the cheap chemical
vinegars. Anil, the process of making
good cider a beverage tlmt, drawn from
the cask Is better than most of the claret
see in this country and lufinately superior
to the vinfordinaire of Europe, while pot.
tied it need fear no comparison with the
champagne ot. commerce is very simple.
Cleanliness and care are tie main things.
The apples should be sound and ripe ; but
if they are mellow all the better, and the
juice should not be pressed out until cool
weather no matter how late so frost can
be avoided. Put the cider m a new liquor
barrel and place it In a cool, dry cellar,
where it should be allowed to work tors
week, more or less, r according to the
temperature, keeping the barrel full, ' so
that Impurities that arise to tbe surface
halt work nut through, the lunghole.
Then carefully draw, ofif the cider into
clean, sweet barrels, being careful ; not to
distneb tbe sediment at the bottom. In
three or four weeks. . according to the
temerature of the cellar, carefully draw U
off again. In a ; few , days bung up the
harrcR and you liave cider tliat will keep
sweet and good for a year at least. When
an extra nice article., is , desired the ckler
may be racked off again in February, or
March, or it may be leached through sand.
This Is all that is required to make good
cider, yet most apple raisers find it so
difficult that they never made a good barrel
of cider In their lives-; The variolM.tJUstitltl,ef,
that are recomend.ed to keep it from grow
ing hard are a delusion and a snare. The
cider will keep itself It made In cool weath
er, of selected fruir, iu a cleanly way, and
cleared of the lees by draining It off once
or twjee from one cask to aitotlter. Spring
: Am Ernsr I nertn a Feat.
An engineering feat-of extraord-nary
daring Is to be undertaken shortly In Italy
The beautiful Baptistry ot Ravenna is in a
tottering condition. The town was for
merly on the seacoast, and Strabo mention -It
as a port ot the Adriatic. But In the
lapse of time tbe sands washed , down by
the river Po have all silted up, and Raven
na is now five miles from the . sea. The
soli has accumulated to such a height
around the building that It has to be en
tered down a flight of stairs, and the fine
mosaics upon tbe walls are being; surely
ruined by the infllte ration of the external
water. It seems to be considered that the
only chance or its preservation- is , its re.
moval, and the Italian engineers are now
deliberating on the means ot carrying out
this project. '; The Inside of the bnllding
will he strutted from a central point j the
windows will be bracketed, while beds : of
wadding will be reared against the mosaics
so that their surface si tall be absolutelr
protected, . From the outside the wall wlI
tie confined by Iron bands screwed up tight
so that, between the pressure from within
and the external resistance. It Is hoped the
masonry will be kept from tbe - possibility
of displacement. The whole structure will
be sawn across at the foundation, and
Uilrty-two gigantic cranes employed to
lift the upper portion c '
Who is the, American citizen ? Thnt Is
tlte question,. It Is a question that cannot
be posnvcly answered, and the vagueness
of the answer may yet: get us Into trouble
jwith some European nation. THe United
Htates Republic insists,. quite pugnaciously.
that no Immigrants who have been natural
ized lie re, and then returned on visit to
the land of his birth, shall be sueject to Im
pressment into the army, or to the exaction
of any service; but, with absurd Inconsis
tency, we have no enrollment of our ctti
sens, so that it Is Impossible to know ex
actly who is a citizen and who Is not. Our
courts keep no adequate record, and,' if a
naturalized citizen loses his naturalization
papers, everything Is at sea. and ho is
liable to be made to do military service In
the country he has abandoned. To remedy
this defect, Mr, Davenport, who has done
so much to expose false naturalizations
and to prevent Illegal voting, proposes a
Burean In the State Departtnenl at Wasli
Ington, "whore record shall be kept of ail
naturalized citizens. , It is a good Idea. It
Is necessary, If we would check the arrog
ance of the German Empire.
A good deal ot exuitemedt was recently
protiuced in Paris, London and New York,
by tiie marriage of the Marquis or Anglesey
to the lion. Mrs. Wodehonse. and the sui
cide, almost immediately following, of
Mrs. "Wet, more, a lady well known In PaHs
and New York society. There were vari
ous romantic rumors tendSna to connect
tha two events togetlipr, am ncrlsp.ps, a
good foundation for the ; conviction t! &??
Mrs. Wetmore, who Is stated to have bera
the former fiancee of Lord AfWleseY. waa
Indirectly impelled to hei rash act b fe-su.
mine wwerness ana disappointment. jura
atl"-a.'"'."'- . :i -a" ' - . f.
Wetmore was a very beautiful and accom
plished woman, who ' was well known iu
the West before she came to New York to
reside, and her romantic fate is natural!
the cause of mnch speculation.; It is di53.
cult to ccttjectore justwhat ier relations j
were to Lord Anglesey, except that thev
Involved deep sorrow and wwtchedness.
Thn noble lord, wlio has playerl souiienvi--able
a part In this social romance, bears
no en vis! repnta tloa among his own coun
try men. though his wealth and rank give- "
him an established. p!aoe,i front which no '
amount of rrsonnl depravity eat dethrone '"
iiim, in a WHiotrT', wRlcp wotshfbs external .
station. Tbe PageU have always borne '
bad a name for morality that It has passed '
Into a proven!. - "As wicked as a 'Paget, -and
the present chief of the family la re-
puteu one or the worst of , the race. Tiie,.
founder of the ;Pa2et ?lanii!v. ? William
Paget, a diplomatist under Henry VIIL,
was made a Knight ofthe Garter in. 154ft
by the r Protector Someset, and . created
Lord Paget of Beaodeskrt In 1552. H ,
lived Into the reign of Elizabeth, and Cam, -
den says of ' Mm, ' that 1 he retained tha
Queen's affection and esteem, thoueh ha
was a strict zealot of the Catholic Church,
rno estates of the present Marquis He la
three English counties and In Angleses,
and are set down on the! Domesday Book ; '
atan annnal rental ct $110,533. The pres
ent Marquis, who is iu nls forty-flth year, .
lias been twice married. ills second wife
died three years ago, leaving him one son.
now a child of five years - old. : who wears ,
tbe courtesy title of Earl . of , Uxbridge,
nis recently-made marclitones was born
Miss Minnie King, of j Sandhills. Ga., en
of the most brilliant,, beautiful and faclna
tlng women ot her; day. wlio has for s
numoer or years been one or tbe reigning,
belles abroad. Her first husband was Hon. -
Henry Wodebonse, brotlier of Lord Kla,
bericy, who Is a member of the present
Gladstone Cabinet, i Her husband died
about a year after marriage, aud Mrs.
Wodchouse then took up her resklenee is, .
London, whence she reraoveil about a year
ago to Paris. Mrs. Wodchouie's remark- .
able beauty and grace made lier id object
ot nnlversal beauty aud atlmenulou. Her
present hnsband is the fourth wearer of the
so magnificently by tlni gallantry, of Uie
tsart orujebridge In the last daring chares.
of the English horse at Waterloo. An.
ber of tiie Paget family also recently
married Into an Arnerican iamlly. - Cau.
Arthur Paget, the cousin of the Marqnis.
marrieil Miss Minnie . Stevens, of New
York, two years ago. , j - .
A Czar may beonly a common mau in
Republlcaa parlance, but be Is capable ot
having a very uncommon yacht, the. new
sailing craft of tbe Emperor Aiaxauder Is,
in many respects, the ' most remarkahS -vessel
in tbe ; workl. ;It has jast f-ecu "
lermcbcd near Glasgow,' and la a Coating
palace. Its shape U vey peculiar, bein.r
nearly two-thirds as broad as It Is lona.
fbe principal dlmenstons are: Ler;!i,
260 feet; breadth, 150 feet; depth, ' m feet;
capacity, 1 lC(K tonsi Tliis ttefnemotis
width secures steadiness of motloii throu- a
the water and room enough for the spadom -
wrlors and bedrooms; required by tSie
Imperial family and lea numerous retinae-.
One would suppose (such a : craft to be
made for comfort and luxury rather than,
specl. but It has been , armed with an
engine ot ten-tbousand-borse power; and I
guaranteed to make fourteen : knots aq '
hour. There are twenty-three seperUe
steam engines on board to save labor.
Tiie hull Is divided int. eighty water-tight
compartments, a view being had, evidently,, "
to the possibility of encountering Nl!ii:ist
torpedoes along the Imperial se-trapf;..
Tiie reception raloort Is forty feet shoT
the level of the waters, and Is itself twciv
feet high, and magnificently furatslie-1 ana
opholstered. : In it sif fountain pldtyesv'J
among beds of flowers. The whcla (Sioar
atlon ot the saloon I modeled alter tl.
apartment ot Louis XVI; at Fonta'sbleau -and
the grand drawing-room Is eqBlppe4.
In the Ctlraean-Tartar style.. ; Tbe euu-USa-pavensenU.
statuary,) paintings, elsctr ia
lighting and elaborate ero !;".. I sh me nU, res
mind tiie visitor of" some ot the most
elegant French palaces. - "
A loan e fleeted at the close of Buchanan'
Administration is abopt to mature. ft sv,Ss
gests In tbe strongest possible manner Us
financial capabilities of a party that cou!J
not negotiate a 6-per-cnpt loan In & tiaa el
peace without subraUUng to a discount rt
IS per cent. Tha Republicans have, man
aged things better, i Tbey are tsoti osly
paying off an imc-ecse debt lasgiwed cn
the Nation by a war "started by tl Bsau
carts to perpetuate slavery, but they hare
managed while so doing to. impsovs tLa
credit of the United States to such: an ex..
tent tiMt Its 4-per-cent bonds are taken up
eagerly and command a premium hi Mrs
market. . .,: .' -. - . v
Ex-Governor Tp'Lib, of Ccoi:eo:Knr,
on mvo occasion several years w
sereitatletl hy his futioar cUiwos ! f'-t
night f a State elMison, atd ctlir;;r4t-. H
ted upon his election ?s leutet,-:' t-'
ernor. He resno)C -J a K?' 1 v
he modestly sai.l th,'
ed a better man.r
later he fonno! o t t
? '-r- : .
Ami .;-fi!:-S f. j : - J '
An Indian 5 -has
$m rail f j
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