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r-Ts IT Annrs
always Cnrea and never Disappoints
Taa world's great Pain-Reliever
fer an aa& Beast. Cheap, quiet
otd reliable, '
PITCHER'S C ASTORIA is not
"Narcotic. Children grow fat
upon, Mothers like, and Physi
cians recommend C 1STOKIA.
It regulates the Bowels, cures
Wind Colic, allays Feverishness
and destroys Worms.
WXI XS MEYER'S CATARRH
Cui a Coaatitntional .Antidote for
als terrible malady, by Absorption.
Tkve saoat Important Siaeo-rery since
Vaeeinatien. OtHer remedies may
relieve Catarrh, this cores at any
tK 'before Consumption sets in.
Albany Furniture Hoiiso.
Manufacturer and'' Dealer In
fdmnm Stilts: Walnnt, Ash and Maple Parlor
eaita ; l'atent Kockers. fcasy tlwui and
I ouiiKCJ a specially.
Extension Centre Tables,
.Utor Citcsnion, etc.
Qrsaa Qaxi&y pactcry.
First street, opposite McIIwain's
t , oitcr.o..
Haanfacterer and dealer litall kinds of
Keeps lor sale'
French and American
which win be mid at price to rait the times.
Parties and hall supplied with candies, nuts,
te.-at redticed mtea.
Yoar resiiectfnily in vited to Kive me a call.
C. W. OS BORN .
. Kev 19, t8Mvl3
T&e Kceond Term will open on
Wednesday, Sept. fat, 1SS0.
for particulars concerning the eonrses of
fraay sod the price of tuition, apply to
. EI.HE8T JS. COSVIT, Pres.
Jsly sa, jsaovisnts - ,
G f Oreat chance to make money. We
i need a person In every tow a to take
laer1ptlon for tlie larftesf . chenpest and best
Illustrated fetnily pnbltcatlon In llic world.
Anyone ean become a snecejssfnl a:;ent. fti.i
eiisant. works of art triven free to aulwcribers.
Xli prloe i o low that almoHf everj-body aul
scrltMM, One agent report Inking 120 t$u'iHCri
Uer in a day. A- nwiy ajsrent repjrta makina:
over SMii) denr proat In ten ttnys. All who en
Se make money fast. You ran devoie all
vour time ft the business, or only spare time.
V med not he ivsy from home over nisriit.
Y1 can do it as wo II as others. Frill directions
sad rri free. Kkiaant and expensive Out tit
Jfyoowsot profitable work send na yonr
ad'emi m ones. It costs noilitn? to try the
bos' ?. -JTonns who enarsijes falla to maVe
ft- t trv. Ad'ireM Gkowik miJ"
.rthtd,. Hatae. . 3-13
r a weelc m yonr own
frw. So risk. Head"-, if yon v
bn.tnj'M Mt whw-ti Trson of
an n..lr wnxil ,t .. 1 1 I lie 1 ! I . l 1 ll V 1
f.r jauici.li to il, JUU.i.TT Atc(
... Bendenlna; Pale.
The last number of the Medical Record
contains a notice or a new and curious
method of deadening pain, which Is or
striking simplicity. It was discovered by
Dr. Bonwtll, a dentist ot Philadelphia, in
1875. In using the method the operator
merely requests tbe patient to breathe
rapidly, making about 100 respiration per
minute, ending in rapid pulling expira
tions. At the end of from two to five
minutes an entire or partial absence ot
pain results for halt a minute or more, and
during that titne the teeth may be drawn
or incisions made. The patient may be
iu any position, but that recommendel is
lyinr on the side, and it is generally best
to throw a handkerchief over the face to
prevent distraction of the patient's atten- j
tion. When the rapid breathing is first i
begun the. patient may teel some exhllara- j
tlott ; following this comes a sensation .ot
fulneao in the head or dizziness. The face
is at first and afterward pale or even bluish,
the heart beats rather feebly and fast, but
the sense of touch is not affected nor It
consciousness lot. The effect is produced
In females more readily than in males, and
in the middle-aged more easily than in the
old ; children can hardly be made to
treat lie projierly. It is denied that there
is any possible danger. Several minor
operations, other than frequent dental ones
have been successfully made by this method
and it is claimed that in dentistry, minor
surgery and obstetrlcj it may supplant the
common anaesthetics. Dr. Hewson's ex
planation is that rapid breathing diminishes
the oxygenation of the blood, and that the
resultant excess of carbonic acid temporari
ly poisons the nerve centers. Dr. Bonwill
gives several explanations, one being the
specific effect of carbonic acid, another the
diversion ot will-torce produced by rapid
voluntary muscular action, and, third, the
dimming up of the blood in the brain, due
to tlie excessive amount ol air passing
through the lungs. Tlie Record is not satis
fied with the theories, but considers it
well proved that pain may be deadened by
the method, which it com mends to tlie
profession for the exact experimental de
termination of its precise value. -
An Indiana peddleY. sixty-one years old,
has just run away with his third wile.
While there's lite there's slope.
"There ain't any green turtle in hU
politic," said a man of an airy candidate;
-it all calves head."
.Tlie girl who chalks her cheeks thinks it
iTTitr'rr" fTniark the" Iniss thau miss the
At a recent marriage the. bride was a
young damsel ulio had been a great flirt.
WIk'U the clergyman asked the question,
"Who Rives ti.is woinm away," a young
'I conM, but I
The man who o.'-.f
a rrteiy. wlfile ia
snf;wrl l)'!ii. can .!
; Lis time away around
vile works hard to
i-rys tell you just what
Iiit!-' c-.-n.:try i:i-c L- i
euha,uce it pros-
The .iiinciiig :i;ister is always taking
irf- ti tniiiove iii bti-hu;-:.
Never count your col.l chicken before it
A Cincinnati dyer recently went insane
from political excitement. We suppose
the more he read the :n:idder he got.
A Philadelphia lmsii.tiiI. who doesn't
want hi- wife t taitM-r wlili hi iefteri. I
tlie author ot lite report that infernal
in::i liines nre ticing totnui In lu.'itis
Ml-. Feiiuell iiy hei iiilni-ier'n sermons
are "a I it t:; obscure." but."' she says, "I
iUt love to sit ami watch the lineages ot
hi f;icv .'' -
I wonder, uncle," sr-'ai . iittie girl, "il
men wiil ever jet iive 10 he 500 or 1000
3-ears old ? "Xo, my child." responded
the old man, "that was tried once, and the
race grew so bad that the world had to be
Upon the marriage of her daughter the
other day a I'liihuteiirhia mother remarked
that she was sure she would quarrel
ik;r soit-ni-iaw. "liin n an riglit. 'Ue
sail. he and I have agreed to have io
inta, slinging during the campaign
Aivuiy, Or., has a, brass baud cotyaln
ing tw Ive of tlie foremost jvttng women
in the ty. It might be supposed that
they couj put on enough air" without
organizliijt.a baud. And It looks ojld to
see thern recirning home sober after play
ing at a p luical meeting Xoriistovcn
Herald. " f
Eev. Dr. Wovds, of Andover, was once
giving bis class vme iiistnictlons about
preaching In suchv manner as to gain at
tention aud applise. Young gentle
men," said he, "it'aal contained in a nut
shell. When you go & preach In the city,
take your best coat ; bk when you go to
preacli In the country tAe your best ser
mon." There is a difference beV'een land and
water. A young man maye able to earn
only a salary of $12 a week, W put him
in the surf, and if lie has a strg arm and
knows how to swim lie is thlGdng bee
among tbe ladies, while the b)o mllU
jonaire hangs disconsolately &Mulon4 o:
tbe safety rope:
Two strangers, gentlemen, wHloiwnpj?
the same seat in a railway car, cliat'pletis-
atitly on politics, trade, crops, etcs.;" and
have quite an ''.enjoyable season. It the
strar.;rt t Jdics, iiowever, they will sit
rBttti!.er fifty miles, only approaching
"I ,-t-ir.ty by casting sidelong glances at
i - .Ws "i ! i-S rrru 1 j.lntt,A '. A.'. . ITimn
f it is said that George Washington some
tltues used swear words, but this must be
campaign Ubtl. Tlie kind ot trouscr1
George wore couldn't bag at the I jiees, nor
could liis pattern of shirt-collar slip it
moorings in the rear and climb tip on the
top of his head. He had no occasion to
indulge in profanity unless a hairpin in tho
head, of the lady with whom he: was danc
ing caught in his queue and dragged his
wig off. '
Valleys in Eastern Oreajea.
An Eastern Oregon paper gives the
names, size and population ot the princi
pal valleys in that part of the State and in
Eastern Washington :
Josephine. 25 miles long, 4 wide ; pop
Klamath, 50 long, 15 wide ; pop. 300.
John Day, 60 long, 10 wide ; pop. 400
Willow Creek, 30 long. 8 wide; pop. 150
Birch Cteek. 20 long, 0 wide ; pop. 125
Umatilla, 30 long. 35 wide ; pop. 500.
Pit e Creek, 10 long, 15 wide ; pop. 60.
Grande Ronde, 20 long, 16 wide ; pop.
Powder River, 10 long, 5 wide ; pop
River Jordan, 25 long, 5 wide; pop. 150.
Willow Creek. 10 long 5 wide; pop. 135.
Burnt Creek, 8 long, 5 wide ;-
Touchet iToo-she), 40 long, 5 wide ; pop.
Columbia Basin, 26 long, 10 wide ; pop.
The foregoing are sittiated In Oregon,
while the following are In Washington
Territory (eastern ortion) : r
Walla Walla, 30 long, 13 wide ; pop
13,000. , .
Tuckannon, 20 miles long, 5 miles wide;
Alpowa, 15 long, 3 wide ; pop. 35.
Palouse, 100 long. 35 wide ; pop. 2,700.
Colutu bia Batln, 100 long, 80 wide ; pop
Yakima, 100 long, 10 wide ; pop. 500
Spokane, 15 long, 10 wide ; pop. 380.
Chehalis, 50 long, 45 wide ; pop. 200.
These lands are, with the necessary
population, capable ot producing 500.000
tons of wheat annually. Tlie twelve coun
ties of eastern Oregon and WajMHton
that mast be considered tiibutary to the
waters df the Columbia aud Sua" rivers.
contain 1,414 surveyed town.f,iisr 23.
57G.650 acres. Iu the earlier
of eastern Oregon, preference
tc strictly valley lands. Exr
shown, however, thatmot eJ
- t crops
' id hill
of cereals are sure upon the ti
side lauds. For both fruit
general agriculture, many n '.
siite lands tlie preference. $ ' -
Breeder on ' y.
Yon might kill a million nv every day
and a million squirrels out iili)re:oii. and
there wouldn't be any difference- except
that the squirrel skins won id he worth
something and the men's skins wouldn't
' One-half ot the human -'.mlly live o low
that If they were all swept away nothing
i would be irlssed ; and it U ,not until I see
! what men are worth t,f God and the
j future that, the vl-ioii mn.es me think it a
! crime to tread upon- the lowet human
A new Buckeye hard Is announced as
'The Poetic Voice ot Ohio." The old
State is very prsaic and steady-going, and
tlie last time her voice was" lifted it v;as a
polirical voice, and meant rousing tna
jMity for Garfield. It wa- pnJjahfy hor.rse
from tM imu-li i er aiid cheering, hut It
"onndeil mivrhtv well and there was music
in if for tlie afty that. won.
Clara Io'ie Kellogg is
to have married la-cause
flits, man with
Iki she fir-t tell ill1 love
vowisl lr ou'id not marry
Was poor ami
her until he
had a fcln line equal to her own. She has
distanced htn in tlie race for wealth, and
lie ha-i emained true to his vow, Th's
story romes from Kansas, anrl its main de
feat is that such things nearer happen
off the sajje. In real life he-would liave
necented the fair Clara aiid her fortube and
w",!,wwiM have been a nnslei prima donna's
husband, getting up those dmssingrootn
squabbles for free advertising, in which
young llaplesot, is so great an adept.
Suicide en a Train.
After the west-bound overland train had
left Carlin Monday night Conductor Case
miss, d one of th passengers, hihI. on try
ing the water-closet door, found it locked.
Brakeman Hill forced the door open, a an
found tlie Missing man lying dead, with a
builet-hole In his head. Tlie remains were
taken to Wlnnemucca. where an inquest
was held.. Papers found on' the body
showed that his name was Anton Ulinsky.
a native ot Pnla nd. He was about 55
years of aste. On the burly there was also
found $130 in coin aud greenback, and
some $11,000 or f 1 2.000 In bonds. The
Coroner's Jury found that he came to his
death by u pistol-shot wound inflicted by
his own hand. Battle Mountain Ntv.)
Messenger, December 11. :; . - V ,
A Pacific coast stock manipulator ,1 wJm
has tried to transfer bia field of operations
to New York city, is credited with saying;
''If tlie Albany law-makers wnu'd he a lit
tle more liberal iu their legislation they
would invite Instead of repelling tainlnes,"
It may not have eciied to timv -ek Ma
nipulator tlie Son Albany Irglslatom 'ari
not 4 r.a'ious to eucotiragoa specks ot bnsU
ness which has come to be regarded on
this coast, where it is best aniterstood, as
The ruin wrought by the Republican
party's administration of our national af
fairs Is thus vividly pictured in a sentence
of tbe London Times article on the' Presi
dent' message. "The finances of thn
United States may excite the . envy not
only of Bngltrnd but ot Europe. .
(feiEGON, DECEMBKT. 31, 1CS0.
luaaasaTe fresa Vuele Saras.
Wlch j Is why I remark.
ixi r ny language is plain, r
a I mi i - ways tnat are uara,
Ad ti ir tricks that are in vain,
l lunar -ey Chinee is peculiar.
Vtich tlie same 1 woutJ rise to explain.
Bim i was his name ;
fl, sq oniing a duel, .
t s? iy what the same
ht I imply 'twould be ctwi :
Butli wb -k It was wicket! aud TruthJlko.
As'Ait ( eat remarkeJ to Marsblewell.
" Twas Ottober ; he'd heard
From tbe vote in tlie West,
. Which it might be inferred
To his. temper gave zest ; .
But lie pfnyed it that tlay upon Garfield
Aud nve,' in a way I detect.
Which we had a campaign
And Barn nm took a hand.
It was Fair Play. The Rama
lie did not understand f
But lie smiled as he bossed hi Committee.
With a smile that was-Truth-tike and
" bland. -- -
But to tell of each wire
lie putled I'm ceable.
And it kindles my ire
To think of his stable.
Which was crammed full of mules in a
And each wearing a bribery label.
But the deviltry bold
Of that Etirnum. dear! dear!
And the lies thnt h told
Were quite frightful to hear ;
Tilt at last lie put down a forgvd letter,
Aud swore : "That Jamei wrote it is
Then at Garfield looked I,
And he gazed upon me,
And I rose with a sigh. .
And said, 'Can this be t -We
are swindled by Chinese cheap forg
ing." . And we went for that Morey Chinee.
In the scene tliat ensued
All the voters came forth.
And on Barnum's fell brood '
The fair-minded North
Sat down very hard and emphatic.
For, O. they were terribly wroth.
In his ears., which were long.
They inserted a flea.
Ami his dastardly wrong
That was aimed at Jim G..
Tnrtied Into a petard tliat hoisted
Tliis Truth-loving Morey Chinee.
Which U why I contend,
Aral I stick lo it still.
That Fate shapes their end.
Rough Hewitt as they will.
Who try to impose on the people
Which the same is a lesson not ill.
Xew York Tribune.
Broadway, brilliant and gay, as if there
were nothing of poverty or human suffer
io? i'l the world as if none in tlie great
city were fitmllinr with hunger sort -sickness
: as !t"t Sere were never to he any
awnkeui.ig from-a golden dream of luxury
"A h, thoughtless wealth awl fash Ion !"
murmured Tom Orton. bitterly, as he
saw fur-clad forms, and pampered steeds.
and richly mounted harness, ami gilded
sleighs, and costly robes dash along.
How ninth you will have to answer for
In the oay of final reckoning, for . neglect
i ! your poor, toiling, suffering brothers
a.ifl Mter !" ,
Suddenly a co.ifu-ed cry, a wild tumult,
flip drawing away r.f teams on either side,
or da-lung into "side streets, startled him
and he -knew something unusual was tak
ing place. Then came the shout of '-Run
away,! runaway !" and he felt that lire or
property". Or both were being whirled on
"Are you mad ?" asked mi.ny, as they
ran to a place of safety, and he standing
upon the curbstone. ; v :; ,
He gave no Inn;. I to the warning. ' He
had braved death far too often to sfirfnk
from it in any event, and most certainly
when at such a distance. His eye - were
fixed up the street on a team ot uoblebay
tliat were tearing along, mad - witfejfright
urging tne sieigu rrom siae to stile
running at their utmost speed, each striv
ing to outdo the other, straining every
nerve running away drlverleas. Had that
been all he woi Id not h ive trouble 1 him
self, deep as was his affection for blooded
steeds, tor he was i ot at that moment par
ticularly insympatb with weatth. It was
quite another matter that chained him.
At the first outcry he has sprung to and
half dim bed a lamp-post ; and so obtained
a clearer view one tliat thrilled his heart
to the very core, caused his breath to be
more deeply drawn, and hi" puke almost
to cease to lieat.. - . -'-'-.-
In (tie sleigh was a young and beauti
ful woman, pale with terror aud clasping
two children to her breast. Orton thought
of his Jenny ami their little one,' and re
solved to save, them." The impulse was
noble, but how was It to be accomplished t
Far beyond any human control were, the
frantic liorses. To attempt to' seize the
reins as they daslied pat would be mad
ness. He saw this saw thatvthe course
of the liorses would bring then! directly
upon him. and, though the crowd furiously
warned him of his danger, he stirred not
only braced muscles and . ner.ves,' and
set his teeth wl'h determination. .
' "My God !V exclaimed a man, who.
bottler than the rest, sprang forward and
ivuitl.l have drawn Mm away. "You will
be instantly killed !"
Tom Orton shook hi in off just as the
9nr.rf.--iu'hel lilm, watcfied bis opportU
nity. mdrod. npot tlie harness as frvv
were sweeping jast, Bii.vnj; llgh-J?
'he back of tbe nearest horse, (rra,-.,'.5:"f i
reins, and. turning to the afright
and "creaming "children, shouted s
"Keep qulef ' I will save yon
Aiiuaan, ,e did, Bef!"'
had j ii.tiaverstf the horses v .
So rcai'o' 1 1- -f ha ,0tr jBa"fcr, r 1
the t-'.-ir-i '. efn7jj deeply tboir
P50it' ? irc . La?ia' ," etAnAtilL
The crowd cheered lustily the police
is i.-Ntevl the women and chilorcn out and
carried them to a neighboring store, and.
as the former bad in a measure recovered
her sorweR, she asked for her preserver,
that she might thank and reward him
But he was not to be found. All that
could be learned was, tliat as soon as the
trembling steeds bad been taken charge of
by others he had disappeared.
"Who could it have been r questioned
the lady, with still ghastly face and b'ood
less lips. :
"Catuiot say," answered a policeman,
"but he was a brave fellow, anyhow. I
would not have taken tbe risk be did tor
thousands." f -
"A brave fellow, " indeed, was the re
sponse, "and I would give very much to
known bis name and- where he U to be
found.' ' . - ; - ' .
But the lady departed whliouf obtaining
the desired Information, and tlie sensitive
ness of Tom Orton caused him to lose the
one opportunity of his lite' to have risen
above Iroudianded poverty.
Meanwhile he was hurrying to business,
more time had been occupied in the rescue
than he thought possible; and though .ap
plause was dear to htm (as to all), yet be
could not stay to listen, and as. for rlsktag
his life for money, be had not eveti dream
ed of such a thing. .
Out of breath he dashed into tlie dress
ing-room, and was received with rcproo"
tor being late.
Could not help it," he replied ; "I
saw a pair ot fiery horses running away.
with a sleigh and a'wnmali and two chil
dren ; thought of my Jenny and children,
and had to stop to save them. .'
He told his story very briefly and modest
ly while getting ready, and soou was dash
ing dowu the arena upon a spirited steed,
"charging tbe world with wondrous horse
manship." The audience applauded to the echo, and,
carried away by the excitement,- lie rashly
determined to execute his most daring
acta torgeit'.ug tlmt tlie horse be rode had
not been trained to them was young aud
, Tbe result was soon plainly apparent.
Though some were accomplished in safety,
yet, when be - attempted leaping - over a
banner, the fluttering frightened the horse,
lie bolted suddenly, and Tom Orton was
hurled heavily to the ground!
lie endeavored to rise and make light of
paiu. but a strange sickness ' came over
him, the light flickered and grew dim, he
gasped for air, and knew nothing more
until somewhat revived In the dressing
room, lie heard familiar voices.
"O. God ! what will become ot Jenny
and the babies ?" hu gasped, faintly. "I
am done for, and aud " Ills tears and
sobs choked him.
"Do not fear them, Tom,-' said a dozen
iiearty voices, and as many grasped his
hand as could obtalu hold, "we will see
that you are taken care of ."
Many senselessly and carelessly condemn
the ring and the stage, but in tbe law ot
want and suffering their hearts shine upon
tbe surface, and such "charity is shown
that none upon tlie earth U brighter. Ah
it all humanity was true as the brother and
sisterhood, whose lives are given for the
amusement and instruction of others, there
would be far less of trial and fufferli.g in
the world. It Is a charity "that lasts "be
yond even the sad scenes at tbe "Little
church around tde corner."
Thanks, thanks," murmured the injur
ed man ; "but tell me tbe worst." '
, "A broken leg is all that appears serious"
answers a gray-headed man a strange
physician who had been . summoned I
though X cannot account for tbe marks
upon yonr side, my man." ' '.'':;. ' .;'
. "Probably he hurt himself when he
stopped the runaway horses," was suggest
ed, snd the story told. "
"Humph ! a very dangerous business
next tb foolhardy ; not one In ten thousand
would have escaped alive replied the
physician, with pressed Hps and flushing
eyes. "Weil, all that can be done now is
to get him home.- Then I will make a
more minute examination.'" " .
Very tenderly was die noble-Tioarted
fellow taken to his humble abode. The
scene, when he was laid upon .the bed, side
by side with his sick wife and children,
cansed every eye to overflow wlt'r tears.
'Tom, dear Tom,".' said Jenny, as well
as she could for her pitiful sobbing, "what
will become of us of the children t We
will starve and die together !"
"Not while we have hands," replied his
associates, every heart touched and every
arm nerved ro the utmost toward relief.
They all looked around anxiously for
tbe physician. But lie' was not to be seen,
and their grumbling . became loud and
"I can bear anything. t said Tom. 4,but
tor you, Jenny, and the children," and he
entirely broke down.
"And I could curse the doctor for in. tin.
feeling wret'jli,' blurted out one t the
most passionate. "But It Is ever thus.
We give our lives freely to please the pub.
lie. and when anything happens they caie
nothing for s."
Torn groaned heavily. The sound woke
bis little gh I. She raised up in bed, clapp
ed her liny bauds and shouted. In true
' lren glee and wonder '
mma J paDf I see ! see ! an angel !'
were turned Jn the direction
, t. - the doorway stood a beati.
' l.. rsrv&a the arai of the
"e. to tbtta. Tom
s--3 thai; no
-. " ''la' grand
' .' it'
children, and the merest chance bad given
them the knowledge who it was.
But never was an equestrian feat better
rewarded, and never a more charitable
angel appeatvd upon' earth, evert npon tbe
day when alike npon- the hill-top and
valley, it proclaimed : "Peace upon
earth and good will to men.' -
Htmrr ar MlMfctsa. .' :
The "worst enemy 'of Mlrabeatr wa -his
father; it was to htm that bis son wa in
debted for his abduction f.oin Holland and
his captivity at Vlncennes; a truce was at
length established between thein, of which
It was one of the conditions that Mirabeau
slKHild confine himself to the Province of
Limousin; and, to pursuance of the agree
ment, he took np his residence at tlie cha
teau of, his brother-in-law, tlieComtedu
Sail fa nt. Zr V" -. - -. - -'
Ills arrival was an event lor the whole
neighborhood; the petty landholders ot the
vicinity, who had often beard of hi in from
bis brother-in-law, as a man hot less re
markable for his talents than for the vehe
mence of his passions, hastened to look on
a being respecting whom their, .curiosity
had been so much excited; most of . them
were mere sporting gentlemen, who knew
little besides the names ot tlie dogs, and in
wiiose houses no books wore to be found,
except an almanac! ami, perhaps, a treatise
on larrleryr'-f . nf'J' J.
It may be Imagined what tort of a figure
a man like Mirabcau,wou!d . present maw
of education, genius, antl refinement
among these N lmrods, who, as eo in pa red
with him, were yet of tbe lowest stage of
civilization. : To them lie was like a meteor
from the skies; his vast-head, of which the
apparent bulk was Increased by an Im
mense crop of thick, bothy batr; his strong-
1 ly-marked features beaming with anima
tion; hu quick dark eye, which keenly
expressed his tnmu'luoua passions; , his
mouth, . whose ropid motions betrayed
eyery emotion; his costume, genteel, bat
extravagant: alt theae Liaade - up a whole
which amazed and confounded tbe! rustics
among whom be wasted his days and hours,
even when be was silent. ; - . ' y-r-: '
But when he spoke, and his sonorous
voice expressed tbe energy of bis imaglna-
tlon, tliey thought themselves in the pres
ence of something better or worse ; than
man; sometimes tliey were, tempted, to
throw themselves at bis teet, and at others
to fly from his presence as from tliat of a
demon. " "
- The monotony of this existence soon be
came wearisome. To escapetrom it, be
would often set out, with a gun and book,
to make long excursions among the neigh
boring forests, from which he often return-"
ed very late. Night scenes delighted him
and excited bis vivid imagination.
At this time there was much talk hi tbe
vicinity of the chateau of highway robber
ies that had recently , been committed.
Several persons returning from market had
been ordered to give up tlielr purses, aud
all had obeyed, preferring the loss ot their
gold to tlie hazardous chances of resistance.
No discoveries were yet made of the rob
bers; and there was nothing upon which
the police could act for their detection.
One night a trleod ot the Count, arrived
late from the fair, was observed to be rapt
in a profound aud unusual reveiie, very
different from his habitual mauner, which
was that of a jolly companion. lie was
almost a wag by profession; and this made
bis present silence and gravity more re
markable. the courage of this person was
somewhat doubtful; but that did not p-e-vent
him from talking largely of his ex
ploits. '." "
, The Count, anxious to know what it was
that had caused such a change in hi man
ner, took him to one side after supper, and
begged to know what made him so ' grave
aud silent, -s ;v'.'::"'' i- '
C ''No, no," he replied, 'you would not
believe me; perhaps we should quarrel
about iw' ,; 4' ; '; .V -' V v . ;-
- "Wliat, then,", exclaimed the Count, "it
is something in which I am myself ; con
cerned?' - '-" "' ' v;"? i--. j
"Jfoi not exactly yourself, but
'.'Avplague upon butsf , WTralIs it f
Why will you tease me with these myster
ies? Tell me what is the cause of yonr si?
lence?"' " ' ' - '
, "No, no. It is nothing."
My der friend, I require It of your
friendship to tell roe."
- "Well, then, since you will know, Ltfavc
been robbed within a half a league it the
"Rot) bed, and by whom?"
MAh, U'at is what you must never know,
indeed, it waa dusk, and 1 am not vexurfn
iv uom nta you snspect r ' . -
"Excuse me; I can not, I mast not,
'I Insist; were It my own son, '
npon knowing." -
"It was your brothcr-in-Iaw."
What, Mirabeau !'
. "Impossible ; you tsUtal
you have certainly made a, mist-
"Perhaps so.." . ' .
'Let us have ua more of this onse
return to the supper room and resume you.
Hand spirits, or I shall tluuk ' you mad."
"Agreed." . ' .
They then relumed to their oompaahuis
as If nothing had happened. 1 '
The guests soon became gay and liv-:
as usual, but the Count strove in vr'
drive what be bad heard from hi
At length be again sought
with hU friend, and," after
tion, a pasj was r-roposed
wiiat had hspjWber
a week and return t
eighth day at the eanv
had been robbed. 11 -taken
On the e?gfifhday, ilk
arrived, but tlie gttest had T
bis appearance; t,Tie Cotint .
Mirabeau, too, was absent.
the gate of the court-yard is
the Count ffiea to" meet hi
friend. - ' ! -.
"tTell"' he exclaimed. The
s we red: "I have been sSoppedg
he; there Is no longer a doubt." r-
A before, he had been ordered to
his parse on the ground by a ronn ,
concealed behind a great tree; t y t: a g
of the lightning !he had d'sLlng;'j'
robber's features. Ajer--throw irg do
ma ptirso,"rT5a.i T.rj.-ci i.i3 iiorse : - was
to strike "dowa tW rcbteC bt i.-. L
deliberate aim with his gun, had ex--"..Vr;-ed,"Pas3
on or yon are a dead man," it I
the voice was that of the Sleor - Stirs", s m.
i Wltliln the next lialt hour MiraLi au e ;
tered, his clothes dripping with iCi ;lj
went at once to tils own apartmetit, c wir
ed his snppcr to be brought up. sent wma
to bis brother-in-law that ho should 'net
come down, and went to bed as soon as I y
had finished bis meak
, Vnen every one had retired, the Cult..
repaired alone to the chamber otlliraUeau;
he fburil him asleep and that so sousi"y
that he was obliged to make several eiTUru
before he could arouse htm. ' 1 ,
he exclaimed, "what it the
nat is tne matter I can yon aiU,
answered the Count ; t coiuo to tell' yor
that you are a wretch." . "V
"Pleasant enoiigh to woke a man front
his sleep with such an agreeable coraplU
ment." j . . . " ,-..
I "Robber ? yotj have robbed my frretiif
on the highway, ahdjhat more than one
he has recognized yon."";
And could yon not tell me all . this . la?
tAe morning ?' Suppose I bare robbed Lira'
what then ?" ! J , J .''?
"WItet then T fit lWIowrthat you are a
felon, a wretch." ''-'-"
"Yon are a fool ray dear brother-ln few;
do yon suppose it was for money I stopped:
that half-witted boor ? I wanted only" . to'
fry his nerves and my own ; I wanted to
know from experiment how much resolu
tion It took a mnn to place himself In
direct collision with tbe most sacred law
of society. The experiment was a hazard
ous one, but I have made it, ami 1 , an
content wich myself" ; . but yonr friend Is a
coward. Here, tftfse this key. open my
bureau, and bring me the : second! drawer
on the right,". - ....
The Cotint obeyed. In tlie drawer,
wrapped in distinct papers, were nlaa
purses, some of sflk and others of leather f e
npon each envelobe was a d;te and ea
"You see," continued 5flra6eat. "tliaJ
It was not for gold that t took up this ire da.
It reqilres courage, my friend, to roJ
tlie highway i more than a soldier re;Ii,
who fights in tlie mld of his fellows. EuS "
you cannot comprehend ai or my roriivesv
Adieu f Tonorrov I shall return to
Paris ; and now, my good brother-in-law,
let me finish my sleep.
.,: The Panama Canal loan haaalj been
subscribed for. Twice as much of the'T
strck might liave been placed, if necessary. . j
Would It not be a good Idea for some ot
the other projectors et canals to put their
schemes Into tangible shape, so tliat the
public might have an opportunity to in
done them by subscribing liberally toward
carrying them out The rnoro ennah tL'e
merrier the wheat-raisers ot the Pacific
roast generally will feel,
Tlie completion, of tbe De Lesseps canal'
will be a reasonable guaranty that, tba .
Pacific coast may preserve her standing la "
the wheat marts ot the Old World for sv
long time to come.
There are two modes propose! cf '
paying off the 8782,000.000 of the na
tional debt that will become dsa t&xt
year. -One phut that ngcjt;3 by
the Secretarr of the Ireasurv and in
dorsed by the President, which is not
to pay it, but give a new note, and, tba
other ia that proposed by congresamaa
Kelly, which is to pay it in cash as fcf.
as money come into the treasury that:
cau be spared for that purpose. -
One day last week the two ehildrerr
of James Smith; who lives on White .
Vjver jn -Southern tJref'on, i were . lets
":.by their parents. , They wer-
ur years twpeetfvelfy
cnown. t '
tbea were '