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ALBANY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1870.
STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
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r anonymously, muss ma W known their proper
asmes-tethe Kditot, or no attention will bo fiivcn
t their communication.
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Or A fr-sn -urn- t : .
Ktjoiinexand.counselqr AT LAW
Will Practice in ttll the Courts ttflkc Statt.
& HANNON, '
- Attorneys akd counseiom at iaw.
il ? ,ir- i 1 ;1 .-j.,- -i;T' ", '
Partner for Linn Xofy. ,
; '$&o fairs' ta'-tVrttMBc Building.
CFFICE OF SCHOOL SUP'RINTEND'T
X.I ITT ft O XT 1ST T7Z"9
5 AT J H A RRIS BURG.
mSOCbTjU " ' T. J.STITES. .
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Urussistrand ; Apothecary !
Dealer is oaees, MEUICIXES. oa
tmmej Sxpf, Bnijhcj, lVrluinerics, 4c.
FrrjtriptioBi Carefully Compooaded.
- 5 AHrt 1 l &rags ia oar liaa arnts4 of
tkm Wat alitr. - -
- J Firat Mrret, lot Ofice fcuilJio-. Allwy. . :
. ? julliviu4Svl
(VoXSTASTtV OS UAXD AXU BECEIV
y IN'J Urge tct of (racrHr aaii I'rovi
Hn. WiuI Wiiloar Ware, TubaecQ, Cigars.
Cafctittaery, VauVce NKiua, etc., etc.
,m rwlaIrM Retails A '
OOppofito R. C. Hill X Sun's Iru(- Store, Al
bany. Oregon." ' juoHH-3u-l3yl
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,1v4 s-I ALBAXV. OREGOX. , . ,
XdTOfEee : On Suotb sile of Slain street.
Rvsiti.ue : Oa SecftnJ street, opphe Pearec't
Si. II. CRAXOR,
ITTOtSEf . AID , C0C5SELL0R iT LAW,
Ornc In Xoreroi' Brick EaiUiug, ap-stairt
mower jx cotrxsELtoi it law
,. , . , . , fad Notary Public ,
Special aUeauons-giren to collection.
UrricB la the Court UoHsa.
?".Albuy. Oregon, M:s's fit.r .srf..3oMtC.
5f;H PO.VEtI."at FUSTS.
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3 CA. W ASH HO L IVl TOHH iX VHASVEU Y, .
(t Flina, Wtary PaWie.) -
.-s J.BAXV. Oresoj4-lCM,n B;1 e"rey-
t anees pramptly attended to.
"-sfii.4T.-8aS nr GROCERIES
' IS ii0ni Wood aad WUiow Ware, Coaleetion
."rT, Tebaeeo. Cigars. Pipes, Xoli,!.; te. ; ?tor.
n Ciaa street, adj.ning tbe Express offiea. Al-
aay, Oregon sva r -.--: e2v?a,tf
ALL SIZES OF
TTatte best quality, welUfiDiibed.eaa be bad si
.'METZLER'8 SH OP J
jt . t - - . -. '
-. .. '. s- - ; - .1- ':-'. 1
Alse, all kind of-TL'RXIXG dona to order.
Tinber for Hubs on hand and fixed for turning
stfrstfiagS is '" '?"- ; J . -"?. ';-. . .
JaTMetxlers Chairs are kcptn hand by E. B.
Mwoan 'CovUTisburg. .;'
t2irio28jl. J. M. METZLER.
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Legal lastramenU of tl kinds inade and attested:
" t 4- Cwaveyaacea and Collections promptly -
atte-ded to. ' " '
ALBANY BATH HOUSE! A j
I fully inform tbe citizens of Albany and vi
eiaity that he hat taken charge of thi Establisb
- taentj and, by keeping- clean, room and- paying
strict attention to basines, ex(iecU to suit all those
' wkiy favor him w-.tb their patronage Uaring
'srvtafore carried on nothing but , i . -i.f n
' irCIass Hair Dressing Saloons, '
'ie .expect to give "entire , satisfaction to all
'mi . JisSCbiWiea aI Ladies Hair neatly ent and
-naapaoed.. I. -.JOSEPH WEBBER.
:t.s l' ,-Pr4v3n33tflv . ' "
o: is COnVALLIS, OREGOX. ;
VEaft BITIBED ISTO TIII1EB SJSSlsluais.
T-: - Woujinn rT T A
AT-.'i.r , .ti;
' M ,iuuuiu LABft yvMii" a
:,M MALE B0AR&I1M H0t'E. by Prof. J, Etn-
r..;loard. iacluduig roots, met ana pignut,
. juraasiion III WnhiH. S3 per sessmo.
.i i imai :r, Ooe--ir in adt-uaea ana we oiner
bait at tbe close of the session. , . . ,
selvfin5tf W. A. FIXLET, A. M-i
-.uti Ji.-tfKi.'-; t2 il '- 'i J. President'
rSE XL E CT-'-S OHOOL.
"School is being taught at tba
ALBANY' COLLEGIATE " INSTITUTE,
' Under the supervision of M.' T.' CRAWFORD,
. - assisted by Wins J clia Elki.is.
; i. 'i'i r T BATES OtTtUITION. :
jmrf,.av.jsp qu4rter of eteven? weeks.) J
Primary Department;. ::.'..'.:...:,,:...V.'.$ 06
Preparauiry and Common Branches...,,.1....'.. S 01)
Advanced English. I 1 Be
OZiAieientifetClnWern Laaguaes..i..'...ty9 00
Tuition Payutile&n Adoance. ' i
- A: T ' ''. S JttJ ' 'T - ' " M- T. CBAWF0RD, j
. Albany, Not. 1ITS70, Principal.
A D V 1C HT I S JK.M E N T S .
THE NEW ENGLAND
' MUTUAL '
LIFE INSURANCE COMPN.'Y
' ' or iiosto.v.
ThaOldest Purely Mutual Life InBuranoe Oo.
t: i the TJaitod Eutes, '
INCORPORATED, - - .1835.
Dividends of Company are paid ANNUALLY
.. , tc. the AMured, in CA8II.
It was eburtcrcil in ls:t5, and it enriaMe birixry,
titriiij? Twvty-Six Years' active operation has ,,
tbonugliljr tnlJiihed its reliubilitjr.
: Its RrfHI SlauUn a Follows t
Cash Asset. January.' 1870... ..fU.tiOO.000 00
Caab Divhkttd .f iseii..-,.,.. - CTS.Ontl 00
Cash Uivi.luud of 1S67..J. - 52C.673 ii
C'arb bi.tribntiunK of 1S08 .... ' "Stt.197 5
Cah Divi.tenJ of 1S8.;... I.SO.rt.ttf Uti
Tmai Surplus divided . 4,000,000 0
ToU) Losses aid..w , 4.2O0.HOO 0V
if lie fid nf Mnmmnrkutrit, itirmrpitraltJ inlv
t ('rHeri Stttiutrm ttf' 1.04, n ooiVv uf life iu-
raNre fur Ike britl nf HAHIIIKU WOMAX
VII AX r fEHSOX VII MKSOXS SIEVI
t'iKO, 5e la tktm imirjtrintrmtlg nf ikt Vtblm unci
Liuhtlilif ikt I'vi tiHhu rffcdm ikt tWicg.'
"Tbe Xeir Euzland is the orlr Massachusetts
Cotapanr doiug businms u the l'acific t m-1. and
tberefora the onir Cmnliau vvernei by the
equitable IHaasaclrnaetts Zio Law.
EXAMPLE SHOWiMi THE WORKINGS OF THIS LAW
Flaa Ordinary Lifo.
FOR EXAMl'LK: A fart.y ini-uring at the
;of tii irty five, 1'remiitmt ait. CWA.
Ono Annual l'rcniiutu will intttiue polivv
-i - i . in force U var nml 3 ilvs. ...
Example : Ptrmium ull tViA-Agc, 35;
1'luii, Ten-Vtur K.i'lown.cnt. hijhIiI! m
the nC -f 4j. Osio Annual I'n-miuin wilt
" ciiuiiue p.Iicy in f.irce a Term " Poli
cy, 7 years. .
If yon wish to mate it hi1ateje rertain that
not a dollar tea invest wtil ever be iotfottvd -
W i A'etC EMylnmtt. .
, If you th to get yuur dividends with tbe sec
ond annual payment, and anoMnlly increasing on
tbe contribution plun, that is To s kt J c ! T 4T
is voiiMS o nuHK .ii i.ks. and ju.i when
it is due Immnrx in ike Ace Knyland. .
NO STOCKHOLDERS O TOIS COMPANY.
Its business in Linn ennotv in tbe lt year and
half exceeds that of all other companies com-
EVEB.S0X A MIDDLEMISS.' .
Fan Krani ieo. CaL
S. RL KOLEREDGE.
t 102 Frutit-su. I'rtlud.
Ag't for Orgeon and Wanliintun Ter.
J A TIES ICLKI.N. Ag'l.
au12r5n52ni3 . ,
s. . etciss-
One of tbe Oldest Mercantile Firmt ia Linn
WE ARE X0W RECEtVIXG A
NEW AND FRESH STGCK OF GOODS !
DIRECT FROM THE- EAST!
Whiib will be sold at tbe Vety Cheapest Figures!
Offering every induOL-ment to their old
. cu.toau.rs and others to
,- .. ' I purchase their - .
DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING!
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes!
BUILDING MATERIALS A HARDWARE.
PAINTS AND OILS, A Special restore !
Quick SaUt, Small Prnfiu and Prompt: Pag.
' : L. ELKIX3 A SOX.
Lebanon, April 1, 1879 r5n3."!mS.
C UMATILLA ; HOUSE ! ;
? DALLES CITY...... :.0REG0X.
iIADLEY' at SIXXOTT, Prop'rs.
rnillS WELL KX0WX FIRST-CLASS HOUSE
baring been recently rcpaireil and renovated
tkrougbout, offers erperior accommodation and
gives better satisfaction to the Traveling Public
loan any Untel to Dalies City. . It is tbe. only
First-Class Uotel in the City, and really the ouly
liotcltbe l raveling Community patronize.
Suits of Eooms for Families, and Superior
Accommodations for 300 Guests I
This llotcl is located near the Steamboat Landing
. and Kailroau Depot.-
THE HOTEL OMNIBUS
Wilt always bo at the Railroad Depot and
Steamboat Landing on the arrival of Passengers,
to convey thctn . nd their baggage to and from
tbe Hotel free of charge.. ESJ-Particular attention
paid to calling guests in tbe morning for the boat
and cars ; and extra altuntiuu paid to seeing fam
ilies off on the cars and boat.
?SrThey have two larze FIRE-PROOF
SAFES in the office, for the uee of their guests..
rilotel open all mgnt in charee of a care.
fill Watchman. In connection with the Hotel
they have a fine ..: , : .... ;. , 4'
Billiard Saloon and Reading Boom !
" v ' March II, 1870-v5n30tf. ' '
NOT COUNTY: CLERK!
CLERK s OF .THE DRUG STORE!
, Will, take pleasure in waiting on the needy with
Drags, lYiedicinatvPaiata, pilt,Iyestafis,
j;GJas yrnisoes, Patty, PerfnmeTy, f.
Fancy Swaps Ca-mbs, Brashes, &.c :
f -Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Conj.
founded. '. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' -' . '" ' ' ' ' " ,
"?TDoors open all times of night. "'-"
Vr-Orders froni tbe 1nt!rirprompUT attended
-' ' ''tan !:
SOME ONE'S SERVANT GIRL.'
' 8he sto-id liters loaning wearily
Aqsinsl Ihd window tritiiiu,
Her fuco ivn palivtit, sad mid sweet,
lli-r ffarittents oonrse and plain t
"Who Is sho. tray 1" I ask d it friend,
The red tips gave a curl, - ' ' 5 "
,.' 'Iteally, I do not know bur name, .
cihe's some one's serrau girl,"
Again I saw bi-r on the street . ,
" With burden trudge along, '' s'
Hit fiM-e whs sweet, and patient S'lll, . ,
Amid tbe jostling throng ;
BlAwty, but uhuiffull)', she moved, s ' !
Uuarding with watuhtul Cur .
A murket basRxt much too turge
Fur bee slight bands to bear.
A man I'd thought n gontluman.
Went pu.hiug rudely by,
Swevping tbe basket from her bauds,
Hut turning not bis rye ;
For thvrv wns no neross ty, . .
Amidst that busy whirl, .
Fur bim In be a gentleman
To turns one's servant girt.
, , Ah I well it is that God above
Looks down upon the bei rt,
' And never judges an v ae
llyjurt tbo oiuer part;
For it the stml b pure nnd good,
1 lie will not wind tbo rest,
, Kor question wbal ibe garment were
1 In which tbe form was dressed, .i
The divinity of the human tnind is
immuital. A in .Lo irreat Bvsteta of
the spheres, one intelligence in tlen
tiued to outHhiite another in nplendor.
Orion, with Ills' glittciing Bword,
marches his etcrnnl rounds; Aroturut,,
with hi bi.Li.lfd bow, stamla in cold
Mtdendor over the .Northern l'ole;
Mara bear his war torch through the
heaveas; Venun bhines from the West,
with her burning dic of love, w jile
multitudes of lesser light letire for
ever from human ttight, or peep only
at inteivuU from the thick hlirouds of
So it is in the astronomr of mind.
The creator of great thoughts, the
founder of living principle, the lead
er of the human miud in the wnyti f
religion and patriotism, the couqueror
in war, the inventor in Kcience, will
live ia the memory of men until the
earth bursU into fragment and h
ground to powder in the whirl of aur-
vtving pluneU. I hey will be embalm
ed by the sorcery of letters more iin
peritiJiable than the processc of
Egypt,-and in the laphiug ages they
will retraverse the heuvens like htars
long gone and returning in their un
changing orbit, lite great creative
soul may have lived in an infirm tal
eroaele, aud in wretched jtovcrty, and
may have been crippled in its Uight by
vices common to humaiiitv; but pos
terity will rememljer only what was
great and good, and useful to the race,
and will forgive the evil. We do not
afck whether Homer owned real estate
in all the seven cities that claimed the
honor of his birth-place; whether the
Odes of Horace were inpiied by Fal-
ernian wine; or wiietner tjromsmiiUi
paid his debts. "We estimate the
! worth of the first from the gorgeous
I.... ..i ,t ti:. .1 .1. " :.. i
iedneKHof the second from the 1oTj-
cheriIied bequext to posterity ; and
the integrity of the other from tne
sweet pathos of the ' Deserted Vil
lage." The convexity of the cofiln-lid is a
wonderful lens; clouded and opaque
to every memory that should be for
gotten, but clear as the chrystabt of
Brazil to all that is great and good
and noble. S. F, Finaro.
IIKIGIIA Jl YOCXU AM A FAMILY
31 AX. ;
X Salt Lake correspondent writes:
A lady I met gave me a long, interest
ing account of Brigham Young's fam
ily. She knew fifteen of bis wives,
but did not know how many children
he had. The wives all have different
apartments, but are expected to meet
their lord, Brigham, every night at
prayers, after which they all shake
hands with him and depart. , If they
want to see him for a social chat, they
make some bean soup (his favorite
dish), which always secures him. ' The
exact number of his wives it is impos
sible to tell. I have asked a number
of , well-informed Mormons, but they
all say they do not know. "At the the
ater, last night, I saw twelve of his
daughters: and these twelve did not
fill up one-fourth of the seats reserved
for . -his familv. The handsomest
daughter is (for short) called "Punk."
She is a sprightly, handsome,1 well
informed, bright-eyed damsel of sev
enteen, and now that the: old gentle
man is absent, is having her full , of
flirting with the haadsome gentlemen
around the Gentile Gubernatorial of
fice. She handled her opera glass
with grace, and kept; dodging about
the theater, from one seat to another,
to tbe evident disgust of four of Pres
ident George Smith's wives who oc
cupied seats in the lower circle. The
other eleven girls kept quiet until the
play was half over, when they retired
a gentleman at myl right .said for
prayers. r, ,
1 A f Stopenduousi Mass of Igno
rance. -It is' estimated.' hat tho tutul
rrigtrcr vote of the United State .will ex
ceed 800,000, '.on I j 50,000 of whom ' ure
north of tho JVUson and Dixon- line.
This is the stupendous mass of ignorance
which has been thrown into tbe politi
cal rrena- by the Radical party. , All
writers on poluioal economy, njreee that
the oefoetuity or a. lveDublicun form ,ol
irovirmuent rests upon the TnteUvi-enee
of the voters, and yet in tuft face of theye'
hictsithCiU&dical party has conferred
the elective. franchise, fupun .800,000 ; jg.
norant, stupid and depraved bpifit9. on'y
one twentieth of whom oan read or write
It was not a matier..Qf copsideration with
the JkdieaLpBriy whether tb Uainqf was
te be perpetuated. ,butv whether it would
perpetuate themselves, n power. Not a,
matter of" patriotism, matter of BpoitBi
HORRIBLE AFFAIR. !
TDK MObT FUIOirrrUL NAUUATIVK OF MOD-
Tlie current number of the Overland
Mtiltthly describe nfreHh and no doubt
with minute' accuruty, a chain of
events,) which for ghastly horror are
probably without equal in uuthentic
reeordtt. The tale realizes, in truth,
the frightful denunciation of Othello;
for in it "on horrors head horrors ac
cumulatel"and ituiely imagination can
picture nothing in the way of pit
eous and awf al nuffering more ex
treme than wh'it was suffered
by tho unfortunate concerned. ' In va
rious forms, by books, newspapers,
and more frequently, by private re
ports, the story has been told; for it
happened long ago in 1H4G before
Captain Sutter had made his discovery
aud before ever old whaler from Casco
Bay to Hatteras hnd been fitted up to
brave once more the perils of Cape
Horn. Hut many persisted in . disbe
lieving it. J
It was too horrible to rolato, they
mid, to believe. Aud it is true that
there seemed to be a raw-head and
bloody-bones air about the narrative,
that more frequently attends fiction
than fact, aud which, at all events,
lent warrant to the suspicion that it
had been expanded and embellished.
There is, however, no doubt about the
melancholy truth of it; and the minute
account now published is to bo nc
cpted as the product of all the sifted
and collated testimony that it has been
possible to obtain,
Donucr.Lnke, named after the lead
er of the party who met their death
hard by, is one of the most pictur
esque and lovely npots among the ele
vated spots of the Sierra Nevada.
"Starvation Camp," the immediate
set-no of tho calamity is close at band,
and by it runs the railroad, a strange
contrabt in the plenty and succor, it
suggests to the helpless misery the
spot once witnessed.
The Donner party left home for the
I'uciCc slope in tearch of a healthful
and eligible soil, and having penetrat
ed this frcat distance, toward their
promised land, were snowed up near
the lake. The Indian guide, one
Trucker, warned them one afternoon
that dreadful weather was at hand,
aud ur''ed them to pub on. But. for
.i - i i: .1 i
tieicruitneu to nati iwr tue ou'us. in
the morning a foot of snow had fallen, 1
and their cattle hud wandered away
so that few of them could be found, j
Alarmed, tho way farers begun to
build cabins, and to take such meas
uresa they could to protect themselves!
from the element. The snow contin
ued to fall, and presently became im-'
passable. In a few days it was
eight feet deep. During nearly the
whole of November the long storm
continued, and the snow on the moun
tains ultimately reached the depth of
more than twenty leet.
There were eighty -two souls in the
party, thirty-two being women and
a large portion children. The Caj-
tam, jeo. Donner, was a man of some
sagacity and considerable wealth, and
his wife and children being with bim,
bad every incentive to prudence and
activitr. But all efforts to escape
from their frightful situation proved
vain. In a short time everything in
the shape of food was gone; They
devoured their dogs, the hides of the
cattle thev had saved, and their own
boots and shoes. Finally the miser
able creatures began to think of eat
ing each other. At this period a
death occurred, thus deferring the
need of violc.ee, and, horrible to re
late, the corpse was eagerly consumed.
Other deaths followed, and the sur
vivors continued to subsist on the flesh
of their dead companions. After six
weeks,' the storm having subsided,
eight men and five women, guided by
two Indians, set out to try to make
their way to California.
.The hopes of all that remained
hung on their efforts, and they strug
gled desperately to succeed. But in
a week, and before they bad passed
the Divide, this forlorn ; hope was
again overwbe.med by snow. Three
died almost at once, and the rest ate
their ' bodies. "Having," 6aya the
Ocerland Moitihly, "now been without
a morsel to eat for four days, those
wretched people cut tbe flesh from
the bodies of the dead aud having re
freshed themselves upon a portion of
it and dried the balance for future use,
again pushed on. This was their
New Year's feast, it now. being the
first day of January, 18-47. Five days
later their food was again all gone,
and they bad only two strings on
their snow shoes to eat." : r
. Tbe unhappy wretches then decid
ed to devour their Indian guides; but
the latter, seeing their intentons,' fled
over tbe bills and were seen no mere.
On the 14th of January all but three
of tbe thirteen were dead, an.i of the
survivors two laid down to die." The
third bad fallen in. with a frendly In
dian, who conducted bim to a settle
ment on Bear river. ' There the story
was told, immediately expeditions set
forth from San Francisco and Sutter's
Fort to rescue those , of the
party who might still be alive'.
What tbe benevolent adventurers
found almost beggars' description.
Those that bad died reniainad where
i their last sigh had beni breathed, but
they were ii stripped of ..their, flesb.rf-
';;j3ott,ie8 . ,cair aeyoureci ;-, lay strewn
around the dismal . cabins, from
which issued a stUiing'' fetor' pf those
who yet Uved.
.Not pnly -were their bodies .enfeebr
led and' emaciated to the tyst degree.
but with' many the yery soul bad be:-
come a desolation, ,J- v bile 'some we
corned their 'deliverers "with' eestaeies
regarded them with a coldness amount
ing to indifference, they having be
come not only reconciled to their can
ibalistie .diet, but preferring., it to
wholesome food when set before them, i
Monstrous as it may seem, to such an
extent bad the iiaturul t istes of ' (tome
of these people 'become perverted,
that they pushed aside the flour and !
bacon tendered them, choosing rather
to partake of the , horrible fount to
which they had been so long accus
tomed. Parents were seen feeding on
tho remains of their children, and
children on those of their parents.;
Here a wife was seen broiling on the
coals the ilesb of her husband, and
elsewhere a company were making a
repast upon the rousted limb of a dead
All filial and paternal affection
seemed dead, the one instinct of self
preservation reigning supreme.
ltapidly some of those m st wretched
creatures were being transformed in
to ghouls aud demons, having already
lost many of the divine traits of Im
munity. Haggard and attenuated,
they spoke but little, while their looks
and demeanor were wild and unearth'
ly. Too incredible for belief are the
htt.ries told of the ravenous greed ex
hibited by some of these starving
wretches, one of whom is said to have
eaten the entire body of a child during
the course of a single night; while an
other insisted on appropriating to his
own use the. hearts and other viscera
of his dead companions. On the oth
er hand many refused to touch tbe
llesh of those who had perished until
the last, and then partook of it
sparingly and with evident feelings of
JKrora the ijrinx8ld (HI.) Register.)
A X I X H S K IV X I Kit ER.
In a flourishing city near here there
resides a family of high social stand
ing and wealth, which is bleated with
a daughter nineteen years of age.
This young lady received a careful ed
ucation, graduated with credit laxt
June, and returned to her home. Al
most immediately sho made tho ac
quaintance of a young widowc r, of
her native town, and fell deeply in
love with him. It is due to the gen
tleman to say that he did not encour
age, in any manner, this sudden pas
sion. The infatuation of tlie young
lady was so trreut that site took no
,,,, to cinceal it. and. upon bein
..,, i .:.i. i. ' ;!. ...
lsddly persisted in avowing her love.
At the earnest solicitation of her
friends, the gentleman had an inter
view with her in the presence of her
mother, and represented to her, in
the most gentle and respectful man
ner, that her passion could not be re
turned, and begged ber to abandon it
for.ber own sake and the credit of the
family, of which be was a close friend.
In this interview, the gentleman, un
fortunately, announced that be was
soon to be married to another lady.
At this the voting lady became furi
ous, ami exhibited a sUte of feeling
which results in acomplete aberration
of mind. A physician was at once
called, and, after a few days of treat
ment at her home, it was found nec
essary to send ber to the State Insane
Asylum. Tbia was accordiugly done.
The poor girl, who had so recently
exhibited an unusually active and
brilliant mind, was now a complete
wreck, and alternated between fits of
the deepest melancholy, during which
she could not be induced to speak,
aud spas ins of frenzy, during which
she had to be pinioned, lest she should
do herself barm.
A SXAUE NTOKYs
. Our readers who may be persecuted
by any of the various kinds of vermin
peculiar to household affairs, may con
gratulate themselves in not being af
flicted in tbis respect as some; of the
people of Auburn are. Tbe Advertiser
tells how a sensation was created , at
the residence of Mr." Joshua Good
rich, in that city, the other day, by
the discovery that a lounge in daily
use by the family had become a living
den of snakes. One of the family
upon enter ng the room was horrified
at the sitrbt of the boss snake of tbe
party, which had protruded a portion
of its lenath throuch the coverincr of
,the lounge, and was taking a view of
the situation .with waving head and
shooting tongue. The alarming sight
of the disgusting reptile created a
horror on the premises, as the shud-
n l t . - : i .1
dering inmates flew for assistance, and
soon the covering was torn from the
lounge, revealing a sight well calcula
ted to excite the nerves of all who had
rested upon that particular article" of
furniture. -Tbe old snake had made
its interior . nest for. a whole family
of juvenile serpents, which were some-
wnat unquiet on oeing aisturoea in
the possession of their cosy quarters.
Tbe lounge was at once taken outi of;
doors and thoroughly purged of , all
suakey reminiscences by being burned
up. X6 nas since requireu an me
nerve of the occupants ' to snake up
their beds, etc., for fear of more such
unwelcome tenants. . . r
Well Answered. In answer to tbe
wail of the Radical press of Oregon be
cause the Legislature did not re-apportion
the State, the JLercury, says! : ii!
It is said that -the' present apportio
ment is fay orabla to . , t he , Peicperacy.s
Well, if it is, waa made so bya Bepab
licaq Lejiialature. '; And , what doea. the
VI rt uiiljs' pagan, party thin k of the appor
tioomeqt ia Indiana? Senator :tM6rto
telegraphed to Grant that, though tbe
State,, b4 gone . Demoeratie the ( igisa
jure, yavXd be trifle pinWiotji.For,
said be,' t th Statti is " to '' districted
flint Vie Democrat! viight carry it by ten
tfajutarid majority and yet the Republi
LETTEtt FUO.1I A. II. NTEYEX
... IS RKH.T TO
ATTORXEY GENERAL "AKERSIAX.
Alexander II, Stevens has written a
letter to the editor of tbe Georgia
ConxtUutionaluit, in which he assays to
reply to remarks recently mode by
Attorney General Akerman touching
political' affairs in the South. Tbe
following concluding portion of Mr.
Stephen's epistle will give an' idea of
tbe tenor of bis argument; :-
This Cabinet ukase of Mr. Attorney
General shows nothing more clearly
than the power of the truths promul
gated in the two volumes thus denoun
ced. He nnd bis associates know and
feel that bj nothing short of a sup
pression of these truths, directly or
indirectly, and the obliteration, if pos-
1 1- . S t, .1 - -A . , . . .
Rioic, oi an tue great iocts oi our His
tory, can they bring the - public mind
to receive tbe doctrine attempted to be
instilled by bim in bis Atlanta speech,
which amounts to this: that the States
of this Union have no higher position
in the scale of existence than mere le
gal corporations. Shades of Ames,
Samuel Adams, Parsons, Ellsworth,
Hancock, Madison, Hamilton, Mar
shall, Jackson, Jefferson and Wash
ingto . ! f I will not say that such doc
trine ought to be suppressed, but with
alt the respect for high official posi
tion which I can command, I will say
that tbe Attorney General of the Uni
ted States, in putting forth such sen
timents, ought to hae blushed, if not
for bis own reputation at least from a
proper sense of reverence for the
memories of tbe illustrious dead. Tbe
union of these States, nothing but a
sort of corporations, to be fashioned,
moulded, controlled and shorn of
their rights by ard at tbe will of the
Central Government. This "confed
eracy" of States, as Marshall styled it
on the bench of the supreme Court
this "confederated republic" as Wash
ington styled it in bis message to tbe
Senate this " union of - sovereign
members" as Jackson spoke ' of it in
Ibis inaugural address, according to
tbe teachings of the present Attorney
General, is nothing but an aggrega
tion of corporations; bare creatures of
municipal law. Tbis, in substance, is
my understanding of bis most insid
iously inculcated imperializing doe
trine. If, by tbe suppression of truth this
doctrine can be established, then, in
deed, will l-e consummated that most
lamentable result which Hamilton
thought need never be feared, even by
tbe most vigilant and zealous guar
dians of popular rights, when be de
clared in the convention in New York,
which ratified tbe Constitution, that
"the States can never lose their pow
ers till the whole people of America
are robbed of their liberties."
A Fl'XXY IXCIDEXT.
Abont lalf pnut 12 o'clock yet'orday,
say the Memphis Appeal of Mnuday. ax
people were returning from church, a lady
dressed in the very hipht of fashion, with
a corenna Grecian bend of magnificent
proporti'ins. trip pad down Main street ia
the most approved style, like a cat tread
inz on eggs. Just as she reached the
corner of Main and Jefferson trees.
where the "jieotiles most do congregate,"
a pewpaper, neatly folded, slipped from
onder her nkirt and fell on the sidewalk.
A pulite "mackerel" saw it fall, and call
ed out to hr that she had "dropped sura
thin," but she kept her eyes on racancy,
and moved straight ahe.id without appear
ing to hear him. A few steps further
another wad fell from the same region, and
there was tliminnation of the size of the
hump on her back. The boy yelled after
her strain, "I say.MLssis, you're losing all
your papers?" : The only sign of hearing
bim that she gave was a quickening in
her pace, as if she was anxious to get
away from those diggings as soon as poss
ible. A kind hearted lady, who was walk
tug behind her and understood the situa
tion at this runtuent, hurried up alongside
and whispered to ber that she was losing
her bend. This information caused her
to turn into a friendly stairway near by to
repair damages : but as she put her toot
in the door, an enormous bundle of pa-
pern, a nunarea or so ib oumner, aroppea
from beneath her skirts and rolled on the
The "mackeril,"indi lnantat
j treatment he had received, and with the
apparent disdain with which his polite
attention bad been met, on this rushed
forward, and seizing the bundles of papers
' . i.i 1 l . I ..-11 .1 ..
startled tbe Sabbath stillness on the street
with " 'Ere's your extra Vu Latett from
the tent of tear !" The lady, it is need
less to say, didn't stop to take an 'extra.'
' Gen; A.1 P. Hill. -If 'the wandering
deathbed utterances of two great Confed
erate chieftains, 4,StonewaH' Jackson, and
R E. Lee, may be considered aa final up
on the matter, then the late Confederate
Gen. A. P. Hill, who lost his life at the
closing battle of the war, must be accept-
e by history as tbe most trusted eoadja-
tor ot these erominent commanders. - in
his dying moments, : Jackson exclaimed,
"Send A. P. Hill te the front l'- Upon
his deathbed at Lexington, Gen. Lee, as
ohe telegraph states, bis mind reverting
to the bloody events of the war, ooee or
dered hi tent io be strnek, nd at noh
et" time desired Hill to be ssntfor.'u Thas
does it ippoaf that inthe wpremvmo
rnent of tlte. .eloaing , aimra or , tnese . nen
port whose ekoulders reatetl tbe heaviest
hardens of she war, pdii tbe aidw at' tbt
Con fsdepaey, eame ' ihe mitmseesV' Vor
of 'deleriii bat mere eolems ftir that re'
eon, that etampa Gea. A P. fM m
wkose ptsewM was t be dewed end
whose fidelity was assnrei. i No ; bibber
Qteplimeu vonld be paid to bis memory
than, these . parting, words of Lee and
Jackson. , ' , - ' " . , "
V. I I I , : , . i nil ' I.I ' ' ' ' - -: :.' ' J
A tender place behind lconip$7e
. From tbe Utah Gospel. -:- ; .- ,
A HOKMON LOVE TOIlT. '
3Iiss Laura Claire, the beautiful.,
daughter of Professor Ignaz Claire,
the astronomer, has; it baa been well
known for some time, been engaged
to Mr. Alfred Vivan, the young writer,
author of "Hell and Heaven Wbich
willyou Have?" "Think andBepent,
"Prayer for tbe Sinners," and. other
beautiful tracts, which have given bin!
quite a reputation; but for .some rea'
son or other it has been suspected
that there"" was a coolness between
them. Still "Miss Claire f loved him,
devotedly and the preparations for the .
wedding were going on. ' ' T
In the meanwhile Mr. Josepn aior-.
tTiICs fltV. hftsfl
f, 1 1 l&ttrova ts&1v in InVA With MlfUl
Claire, and refused to be denied ad
mittance to the house, although Pro-
lessor till re uuu ueei niuwio ;
bim out. He, when tbui treated, de
fnxci m-ririmislv that he knew cer
tain secrets about Miss Claire, and if
she did not marry bim be would re
Teat them. He demanded to see her
StOue. Xuln sue uuiuij wuwiim -
and after a long interview, he depart-
ed, stating he would return tbe next
day. To this she smiled, and said,
"Yes, I shall always be glad to see
you." :' '-
These words were repeated by one
of tbe servants to Mr. Vivan , wlien be
came that evening, and he asked his
affianced what they meant. She raid,
"Nothing." After a while be said,
"Do vou love this Morton?? Miss
Clarie' laughed and said, "Don't be a .
fool. Alfred." "Then you refuse to
answer?" b.e said. She frowned.
"You know I love you," she answered;
"and if you ask roe any more I shall
be angry." Mr. Vivan left shortly af
ter, appearing much displeased.
The next morning Mr. Morton came.
Thft sf-rvants noticed that Miss Claire
. . , i w:
was aeaaiv paie, uui w
quite cordially. "You must have
some wine," sne sam. . -oi coutoj, f
he replied, "with you." He took: a
glass and drank it. Shortly after he
departed, tut before be waixea uma
blocks be fell to the ground, and was ;
picked up dead! A pod mortem re
vealed that he bad Leen poisoned.
Miss Claire was arrested. She sent
for Vivan. "Do you believe me guil
tyT'sbe asked. "I have nothing to
say," be replied; "I am, and have ,
been for a month, engaged to be maj
ried to a gav lodv in this city, and it
is not ri"ht that I should be seen witk
you." - . 7'r:
Tbe young ladv uttered a pierciBg;
ncream. "Oh, Alfred," she shrieked,
"I did it for your sake I loved you
be could have prevented our marriage -
k'xtraA An nnt desert me--save
me?' Mr. Vivan tore himself away,;
and would have quit the cell, when
Miss Claire placed herself with her
back against tbe door. "Look," she
said; and before be could prevent it,
she had drawn a dagger, and stabbing
herself, fell dying at bis feet. "I for
give you, I love," she murmured, and .
her eyes closed forever. ;
The Pasiicnce or Job. Everybody :
iz in the habit ov bragging on Job; ud5
Job did have considerable pasbunce ; but
did be ever keep a dintrick akule for 8
dollars a month and board around or rna
s konntree newspaper?. , ;
Did he ever reap lodged oats down Hill
a hot day, and have all his galjus buttons .
burst oph at once? -. . .
Did he ever have the jumping toothache
and U made to tend tbe babe while hn
wife was over to Parkiness to a teasqsaU ?
Did he ever pet up in tbe niornin aw
ful dri, and tuff it 3 roiloa before break
fast to pet a drink, and find that the man
kept a temperance bouse? ' '
Did be ever undertake to milk a kick
ing heifer, with a bushy tail, in fly,
andinalot?;- 1 ,'
Did he ever set on a litter of kittens m
tho old rocking chair, with bis summer
pantaloons on ? ' "'
If be could do all these things and
praife the Lord at the fame time, all I.
have, to say iz -Bully for Job.'Wo.A
Biltingt. . ' . . i ;
Riches Tbe man w'.tb good, firm
health is rich. . - " - -
So is tbe man with a good, clear cm-
M Sois tbe clergyman whose eoat the lit-'
tie children pluck, a be passes '
lhSo that wift who hit tbe whole heart
of a pood husband. , . .
So is the maiden whose hor.ios ia not
bounded by the -eomiep man, but wh
has a purpose is bfr h ,TW
met bim or not. . . ,,
So the yotiag man wbe Jaytsf: Ms
hand on his heart ... say, "1 1
every waaa I ever s.w, m
wish mj aiater to be treated by other
men " " ' :''
. a ia the little ebild wbe jtoes aleejj
with a kiss on it. Up. sad for wee wax
ing blesatng waita. - .
A eolorad peet bas red seed the fifteenth
amendmen "te rbyiue- He . was ver
heard atngis: bis. verse the other night,
and the following U'ttw burde M lis
boad: 1 " : '"' '- J 1;r-t'
Jt t a aim to ataal a ia, : 'oil
A rime to eat a fttreat, , .:,
& Btrt a davaet sight Wgger to ' iJ
;.'oa frm fatttag ala o.--. - .JtJj
' "Sow i it, aay dea. thai you liave
ever kimdled a flame i tb bosom of
anr said an old lady, to er prettj
a'.ec. s who - was portionless. "Tb
reason, dear, replied the youg laay,
, yo well kikow, that I -am ot
'a iteed aatdt."1' Zl" 1 '"' ''"'-r' ':',''
"1 see the villain in your taee.Tfaid
s Western Judge to , an Lriahwan.--f
'May it. plasa your worship, ' wpned
th prisone:"tliat wast be a personal
rejection..,'! . , -.j'i