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STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
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cy nod all business in United atate Court.
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and others. M-king Real Estate papers, ete.
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rison aud Alder, opposite the
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of the United Suite.., giving special attention to
the eolltetioa of debts in all parts of Oregon,
-and to obtaining discharges in bankruptcy, which,
since the last amendment to the law, may be ob
tained frtim alt debt contracted prior to January
1st. 1869. without regard to the per centage which
the assets may finally pay.
November 25, 1870-yl
GEO. R. HELM,
-ATTORSEY AND COUNSELOR ATI LAW,
TfiZZ Practice in all the Courts of the Slate.
OFFICE: ALBANY, OREGON.
KELSAY ii. HANNON,
ATTORNEYS ADO COUNSELORS AT -LAW.
Partner for Linn ' County.
Office up stairs in P.t Office Building.
J3FFICE OF SCHOOL- SUP'BINTENOT
" ' , rou
. J. SETUEMIER,
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BEALER IN DRUGS, MEDICINES,- OILS,
Paints, Window Glaas, Dyestufis, Liquors,
-i ancy soaps, trasnes, i-ermmeries, sc.
Prticriptiom Carefully Componaded.
All art eles and Drags in oar line warranted of
the best quality.
First street, Posf O&ee building, Albany.
X. S. DUBOIS,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND AND RECEIV
1 J IN fi a large stock of Groceries aad Prori
sioas, Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars,
Confectionery, xanlcce Motions, etc., ete. :
Wholesale aad Retail. - -
Opposite R. C. Hill k Sob's Drug Store, Al-
osay, uregon. . , juniuranuyi
D. B. "RICE, M. D.,
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);!::,' y- albaxy, oreqon.' ; 1( ".
-Officet On Sooth - side of Main street.
Residence s Oe Second street, opposite Pearee's
terry. - - - aprlav&osstr.
v nr.. 11. cranor, r
1TT0BJEI A5D . COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
' Or rics In Norcross' Brick Building, up-stairs
Aoany, Oregon, .. , au4
; . : JTOHJf J. WIIITKEY, . 5
ATTOmi ASB COUXSELLOS AT IAW
and Notary Pnhlic
Special attentions given to collections.
OpricB In the Court Hotue.
s C. FOWELL. L. FLIBB
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J TTORNEYS AXD ' COUNSELLORS A T
ZA W ASD SOLICITORS IX CHANCES Y,
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ALBANY, Oregon. 'CoUections and convey
ances promptly attended to. oe20nl01y -
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sions, Wood and Willow Ware, Confection
ery, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc. Store
ott Maine street, adjoining the Bank building, Al
- bany, Oregon. se28v3n7tf
R. P. EARHART, PROPRIETOR
THIS NEW AND ELEGANT HOTEL,
supplied with every modern accommoda
tion, ia bow open for the reception of guests.
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
, SCIO, OREGON.
jC9Special attention given to the collection
of nates, accounts, io. dcrlOvdnlS.
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; SCIO, OREGON, s
Kcal Estate Dealers
Land, improved or unimproved,
is cheaper in the Forks uf ih. t-auikiu
uu in any vtber part f the tate.
Iotire of J. M. Jonas, Marion Station,
or of Damkl Uabt, Koio, Linn cuunty. .
ALBANY BATH HOUSE!
TntE undersigned would respect.
fully inform the citinna of Albany and vi
cinity that he has taken charge of this Establish
merit, and, by keeping clean. rooms and paying
strict attention to business, experts to suit all
those who may faror him with their patronage.
Uaring hervtofuie carried on nothing but
First-Class Hair Dressing Saloons,
he expects to give entire satisfaction to all.
EorCbildien and Ladies' Hair neatly out
and shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER.
ALBANY BROOM MANUFACTORY!
THE UNDERSIGNED IS NOW MAKING
BROOMS OF THE BEST QUALITY
Which he designs selling
AT PORTLAND PRICES!!!
These Brooms will not be excelled as to durabili
ty and quality on the Paciuo cuant.
BLAXN, TOUNQ & CO., Albany, Ogn
ACK.VTS FOB OUKGOS.
W. D. BELDING, Manufacturer,
vfinlAyl. . Albany, Oregon.
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EXCHANGE ON PORTLAND. 8AS FRANCIS
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Refer to Jl. W. CORBETT.
Feb. 1. 1871-rt W. S. LADD.
STORE AT LEBANON!
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S. B. CXAUGHTON, As;ent.
Fresh Stock Just Received !
CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS!
Boots and Shoe I
GLASS AND QUEENSWARE!
Iron, Hardware, &c
fTiicA will all ft. LUpoud of at AUxtny Prictt!
-PRODCCE TAKEN FOR GOODS!
se25v5ntf. A. COWAN k CO.
THE SPRING & SUMMER STYLES
FOR 1871, IN
HATS & CAPS!
are now ready and for sale at
J. C. MEUSSDOBFFER & BRO'S.
Among the leading styles are the
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: - Sins; William Bat, .
Gertnania Bat, ,
Ivanhoe Bat, ; ,
Matinee Bat, -
.' ""." Tnng-fran Bat.
AND NSMEROrS OTHER STYLES J
At Corner Front and Moirison Streets,
ap28B37m2 , , - PORTLAND.
E. W. PIKE,
BOOKSELLER VAND STATIONER
.;;M,.,jA!fD DEALER IN " " "'
r-ALTTCTr GOODS 1
In addition U a fall supply cf Staple Goods in the
ELEGAKT GIFT ANNUALS.
PARIAN MARBLE VASES
WRITING DESKS, '
i WORK BOXES,- "
I ' . . BIRD CAGES, , ... : .
: . . ' . FLUTES,
And many other
1, - i . ALSO J'-"':-'
ATTRACTIVE TOYS !
Including the Champion XCechanical
Velocipede' All of which, as a matter
of course, to be had on Unatonable Term:
Correspon lcne. of the N . Y. Sun
THE PEESIDENOY IN 1872.
A.Democratio Statesman ia Fabllo and
Private life Thomas A. Hendrioks from
Hanover . College to the United States
Senate. , . V,. . ' :
Indusapous, March 18. There is
no doubt that Mr. Heudricks owes
much of hid success to the prestiife
of his name, lie belongs to en old
family of Scotch liiuh descent, who
havo been distinguished in the Inst
two generations at least for a high
order of intellect and btrong reserve
force of character. , He is, in the tirst
ohice. the nephew of his uucle, as
they used to say of Louis Napoleon.
The uncle, William Hendricks of
honorable memory, was once uover-
norof Indiana. He wa9subsequent-
y elected to the United -States Sen
ate, where he was tho first to bring
the State into favorable notice. He
was active ia proraotinir the nystctn
of internal improvements, which, like
many other gigantio enterprises,
failed of its own weight. From uu
ideal portrait of the ancient statesman
which adorns the uovernor s room,
it may be inferred that there was
more Irish than Scotch blood in his
veins. It has the black hair, blue
eyes, and purely red and white com
plexion, and there is an expression of
candor and generosity that in life
must have been charmin?. Alien
again, Mr. Hendricks, unlike his dis
tinguished French prototype, w
THE SON Or 1113 FATHER.
From what cin le learned of tho
old residents, John Hendricks, gen
tleman, belonged to a stricter school
than the jovial Governor. AVell ed
ucated, and reared in the strictest
l'resbvtenau iuith, he came hall a
century ago to Indiana, where he
naturally assumed a superiority over
the majority of unlettered men who
made up the early population of the
State. The tirst settlers of middle
Indiana were mainly natives from
Ohio, Kentucky, Virgiuia and Penn
sylvania, the prejudice against Yan
kees being so great that if one ex
pected to thrive he was forced to
give out that he was from th South.
There was more social distinction
than obtains in the present day, tho
claim to aristocracy being pretty
equally divided between the Ken
tucky liaptists and Ohio rresbyU-n-
ww at . i
ans. jir. lienuricts was ol tne lat
ter class, lie had been born in
1'ennsylvania, but be came to this
State direct from about Zanesville,
Muskinghum county, that head coun
try, that center of IJuckeye civiliza
tion, whence emanated such brilliant
ghts as Lwmg, Sherman, bbendan,
and others; and where, indeed
THE AMMU1CAS TALLEYB.OJD
was born. His father was a govern
ment official beside?. He had the
appointment from Gen. Jackson of
Surveyor of State, and in that ca
pacity, became generally known and
respected by the public, whose ser
vant he was, but with whom he was
never familiar. If the truth must be
told, that worthy gentleman was the
least bit of an aristocrat. He lived
in state in a great rambling country
house that was the wonder and ad
miration of the country for miles
around. It is pointed out to this day
with pride to the travelers whizzing
by on the cars, and presents with its
extensive grounds the nery picture
of a comfortable house.
The presiding genius of that home
was a gentle, motherly woman, who
tempered the cold atmosphere of
pride, intelligence and religious zeal
with the sweet influences of charity
and love. i '"
Here began the education of Mr.
Hendricks, and to those early associ
ations may be traced the love of home.
and pets, and of country life which
characterizes the man to this day.
xrom the village school be was
transferred to Hanover College, where
under the most liberal tuition be
grew in knowledge and in that self
possessed dignity of character which
has sustained him through lile. It
was the old-fashioned school of Latin
and pride, dignity and Greek meta
physics and reserve; but the lessons
there - learned stood him in good
stead in the prosecution of his legal
studies, X believe they were continued
the legal studies at Cbambersburg,
If I were writing a biography of
Mr. Hendricks I would now have
come to the interesting chapter enti
tied .:. - '
COURTSHIP AKD MARRIAGE ,
and I may add that if I were writing
a romance, I would ask for no better
material than is afforded in bis ab
sorbing love for a gay and beautiful
girl who became his wife. As it is,
suffice it to say that he married Miss
Morgan, near Cincinnati, and settled
near Shelbyville, Ind. Here'hesoon
gained an enviable reputation at the
bar. The secret of his success was
his close attention to business, and
the conscientious discharge of his
duty to his clients. No matter how
.rifling the cause, he engaged in it
with a zeal that made it his own and
insured its Success.
As yet he had not given any atten
tion to politics, but in 1848 he, was
chosen to the Legislature. He can
not be said to have made bis mark in
that session.' He was exceedingly
retiring and diffident in disposition,
and seemed as much bored by the in
trigues of politicians as by fashiona
ble society.. At that time he was a
stout gentleman with a full face that
flushed rosy red on the slightest oc
casion.. As he was extremely modest,
the sanguinary hue was the most
prevalent complexion. He carried
himself a trifle more erect, and plant
ed his feet more firmly on the ground;
tilt then his physical strength was in
excess of the mental. Now the mind
has overtaxed the body and he is
worn and pale. He declined a re
election to the General Assembly.
Two years afterward he became a
delegate to the Constitutional Con
I J - ? I B 1
vention. Here ho first exhibited the
strength of his understanding, but
there were so many older men of es
tablished reputation in that body that
EFFORTS WKBE OVEULOOKKU.
Nor wfi the Indiana mind im
pressed with Mr. Hendricks in Con
gress. Ha never attained to the
prominence now given to Voorhoes
una lterr, , but be was a ooiter stu
dent than either of them, and , even
then had a full share of lolly aspira
tions. ! Thev ' did not interfere with
his usefulness. When appointed
his work with tho regularity of a clerk.
Every hour of the day he was at his
desk, and his decision of tho old
claims raised a howl of indignation
., . ..it.: -- t
from mo corruption oi mat uay. in
the case ot the Hot Springs claims,
for instance, which haa been hani'iii'r
by the eyelid for twenty years, he
made a decisiou which was appealed
from to the Supreme Court, uud it is
in litigation to this day.
Hut ftm twrin.1 if lima Mr linn.
dticks was Lund Commissioner may
ue set uown as a lorra or luvoiuniarv
exile from Indiana, during which
other politicians fretted out their
little lives on the democratic stave.
In tho scene that followed, Mr. Hen
dricks, , having . turned . his back on
Washington (under Buchanan.) ap-
neared on tho surface as the least ob-
lectionable candidate for Governor.
In fact, there was nothing in his rec
ord to cavil at,
BUT 1IK STOOD Jto CHANCE ,
of success with tho odd against him
iu the person of Henry Lane, one of
the most popular men iu the State,
and ho was defeated by a largo ma
jority. Stall the canvass did him
good; it ni ado lain known to the
Democratic party throughout the
State, and he gained a hold upon
them which, was the main-spring of
tho effort that secured him a majority
iu the yearof 18&1. He was awarded
with a' seat in the United States Sen
ate. ft'u -.-,-;;-
His course in that august body is
too recent and too well known to bo
reviewed in this letter, but consider
for one moment. After tho honors
which were loaded uikmi him by the
Ind ana democracy, is it reasonable
to suppose that he would surrender
his hold upon them toany man living?
Just here it may bo observed, that in
politics as at the bar, Mr. Hendricks
was never known to participate in a
success. II the nomination oi tho
Presidency were to be made to-dav,
he would bo tho candidate. ut fif
teen mouths must intervene before
that evnfc. What he ba to fear ia
that the ambitious men from whom
all hopes of the Presidency have
united will combine against him aud
spring anew man on the Convention.
It is the true dog in the manger trick
WHAT MR. HENDRICKS IS DOIXO.
As far as appearanco goes, the
Presidency is tho hint of his thoughts.
He is devoted to his profession. His
receipts for fees are enormous, rang
ing often as high as four or five thou
sand dollars a month. In the man
agement of his cases, he does not go
oat of his way to hunt up evidence.
His knowledge of tho law is accurate
and thorough, and he takes advan
tage of every development in the
progress of the case. Nodiscrepancy
or sophism can escape his analysis,
and he is merciless m its exposure.
His sarcasm is as keen and cruel as a
rapier thrust, while his manner is
courteous in the extreme, and his
speaking is a model of clearness and
energy. In quickness of debate he is
unnvalled, aud in one trial be replied
to no less than thirty interruptions in
the course of his argument. He at
tends closely to business from 9
o'clock a. m. until 4 p. m. Then he is
driven to his home in the country, a
mile and a half south of town. His
wife nearly always comes for him.
Her carriage is a large family turnout
of the plainest and richest descrin-
uon. it is drawnby a Jersey span of
superb horses. Ihey are graceful,
high-stepping, and gay; with tnm
legs, dainty feet, flowing manes and
tails, and hair as short as if it had
been clipped, but as glossy and soft
as velvet. Pedro, the black beauty,
has fin eye in his head like a coal ; but
snowy Larkins has the gentler blood.
as is shown in the exquisite curve of
her neck, and the almost human look
out of her eyes, bhecan almost talk,
and,' turned loose in the pasture, is
as lovely a ' picture of horseflesh as
ever was seen.
' WHERE MR. HENDRICKS LIVES.
The r approach to Mr. Hendricks'
home is across railroads, through a
densely populated German district,
by a nursery on the left, an open
space on the right, which is dotted
over with lot stakes, showing that the
city limits are drifting that war. lie
yond, to the right, is the miniature
farm where he resides. There are
not more than twenty-five acres of.
ground but it combines weodland,
grain space, an orchard, and garden
.spot. The house is atwo-story brick,
of no particular style of architecture,
but it is very inviting and home-like.
It has green shutters, a portico in
front, and a beautiful tower, that for
once in 'the history of ornamental ap
pendages seem to be oi ; some uso
The house originally went to , the
souths - On ; that side there is a long
piazza above and below stairs, and
there is a lawn in front filled with
grand old trees so large and of such
gracious depth of shade that the birds
sing therein the livelong day. I There
is every; variety of tree, from the oak
to the hawthorn, and : nothing else is
permitted to grow but the roses that
in May and June fill the air with their
sweet perfume., x rom the piazza one
enters a broad hall which leads by an
arched way to a cross entrance lined
with pictures, that by another arch
communicates with the parlor. ; It is
a handsomely furnished room, but
the eye is insensibly attracted to the
views from the windows. They would
1 I III
FRIDAY, JUNE 1G,; 1871.
not bo called views out of the dead
lovcl'of Marion county, but they give
a pleasant glimpse of neighboring
farm land and the distant town, and
thero is an indescribable air of repose
in the quiet home and its surround-
ugs. . . , .
THE LIDlURY. '
: This is the most delightful room in
the house. It is to the right of tho
side ballt and with windows on the
south and east, commands a view of
tho lawn and country neighborhood.
Tho windows were filled with plants,
and shall I tell it ? in entering the
door I nearly trampled upon a brood
of little chickens. , -Yes, ft possible
President sat writing in his library,
with an old hen and her chicks with
in half a dozen feet of him. To bo
sure, the hen was in a huge -door-
cage, but thero were the chicks not a
week old, pecking at tho crumbs of
bread scattered in the roses of the
velvet carpet. Tho American Talley
rand, as 1 uid before, is fond of pets;
and when the wind blew high and
cold ho carried Daino Cluck and her
brood ,ino his library. Seated on a
luxurious divan, my attention was
next drawn to the ticking of a clock,
that seemed somehow to kep time
with tho chirp of the chicks., liy the
door is a rosewood clock of exquisite
workmanship aud fuircst face with
warning in it that I have seen in
many a long day. Tho niches to the
left and right of tho south window
are filled with books, among which I
recognized tho familiar head lines of
the early fathers, Washington, Jeffer
son,' Madison, &c, on one band, and
scientific works on the other. Thero
is a goodly array of classical litera
ture to tho right of tho mantel, and
to the left Dickens, Scott, Irving, and
other friendly companions. Between
the front windows hangs a picture of
some speaker iu Congress, and to the
left of tho door is a small-sized por
SIEI'HEX A. lWl'OLAS.
The library is not his only abiding
place. He spends hours iu what
would be called "iMjttcnug around
looking after the stock, the pigs, and
the chickens, and making believe to
know something about farming. It
is his chief delight to walk up and
down in tho shadow of tho trees, ap
parently lost to all sensation but tho
consciousness of being.
Iu matters of business ho is a very
child, which may account for his not
being a man of wealth. He Las an
interest in a California silver mine,
which, as far as heard from, has
proved his sinking fund. His home.
though beautiful, i &u jitoxptmsive
one, and he leaves the entire manage
ment of it to his wife, who is emi
nently capable of the charge.
One of tho saddest spectacles pre
sented iu the Senate Chamber, says
the Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Enquirer, is the big cush
ioned chair which holds the hist mor
tal remains of poor Parson Brown
low, of Tennessee. It sits just at
the left of the President s rostrum.
on the skirmish lino. There they
bring every day tho withered rem
nant of tho Apostle of Hate, and
over the chair there seems to hover,
at all hours, tho black angel of death.
Sallow and emaciated, trembling
with palsy in every limb, he sits and
watches tho. proceedings around him
with what seems a tearful interest,
and only the littlo light which burns
dimly in his once Ticious eye is left
to tell of the fierce spirit which, in
times past, inhabited that never very
I repossessing frame. His right arm
ays hy his side, atfd the thumb of it
twitches and vibrates with the regu
larity of a heart-beat. They set a
glass of water upon his desk, but he
never moistens bis lips. ; I'apers lay
before him, but their neat order is
never disturbed. There is no more
exprcsssion upon his shadowy-piuch-ed
and leathery face than you would
expect to see upon the index of the
mummy in, the British Museum.
One can look upon the . still
vigorous yet stricken Morton and feel
that he bears the retributive imprint
of vice, but one cannot contemplate
poor ; old brownlow without an ex
pression of generous sympathy, He
seems to be waiting his summons.
There may be much of the old vitali
ty in him yet, and it may be many days
before they carry him into the cham
ber for the last time. It seems as
though at times to-day, his old viper
ous nature returned to him, and he
yearned to mingle in the heated de
bate. .But tho present, with its tur
moils, and the future, with its hopes,
are but mists to him. He can only look
back over his pathway strewn with
wrecks and lined with the rank weeds
of bitter bate and partisan selfishnes.
Let us bo charitable enough to hope
that he. has the satisfaction which
comes of a belief that his life has not
been without its fair proportion of
honesty and sincerity; ; '. 1
. "Willamette Orchard, Juno 1.
, Mr. A, , R. Shipley, Secretary of
the " Oregon Horticultural Society
Sir: Twill offer special premiums as
follows: To the person that exhibits
the finest' specimen of cherries, ten
dollars, to be paid in fiuit trees in
the fall of 1871; to the person that
exhibits tho ; greatest number and
best selection of Oregon-seedling
cherries twenty-five dollars, to be
paid in cherry trees; the person ex
hibitiner the largest and best grown
display of fruits, I will give five fine
and new varieties of ' nursery trees
worth ten dollars; to the finest col
lection of berries, five dollars, all to
be paid in nursery trees and plants
to be selected from the Willamette
nursery, G. W. Walling & Co., Pro
prietors.-- Yours respectfully,
, . G. W. Walltso.
THE RUNAWAY MATCH. '
A great many years Since, when
bright-eyed and far-haired lasses
were not so plenty in New York as
they are now, there dwelt in the
town of H , (a pretty villas dis
tant then about five-and-twentv miles
from "Market town") a . peculiarly
comely and graceful maiden who had
a peculiarly cross-grained and ugly,
but wealthy father. i : "
t Minnie was Dan forth s only child:
and roport said truly she would be
his legatee ; The old man was a
sturdy farmer, and was estimated Id
bo worth fully ten thousand dollars
at that period a very handsome
fortune, to be sure. , , , ,
1 he .sparkling eyes and wmmg
smiles of tho whole male population
of the village were upon her. and
suitor . wore numerous, but her
father was particular and none suc
ceeded in making headway with him
or her. '
In the meantime,' Minnie had a
true and loyal lovtr in secret, . Who
lie. w m
would nave supposed lor one minute
that such a fellow would dare to look
upon beauty, end comparative re
finement? His name was Walker, r,
as be was generally called. "Joe"
Walker: and he wa simply a farmer.
employed by old Danforth, who had
entrusted him With the management
of his place for three years. ' '-;
But, a very execcllent farmer, and
a urignt good, manager was this
plain unassuming, but good looking
Joo Walker. - He was young, too
only twenty-three and bad actually
fallen in Jovo with the beautiful,
!)leasant, joyous Minnie Danforth,
lis old employer's daughter. But
tho strangest part of the occurrence
was that Minnie returned his love
earnestly, and truly and frankly, and
promised to wed bun at tho favorable
motneut. ! " ' r
Things went on merrily for a lime,
but old Danforth discovered certain
glances aud attentions between them
wjch excited bis envy and suspi
cion, very soon alter Joe learned
the old man's mind, indirectly, in re
gard to his future disposal of Min
nie s hand, and he quickly saw that
the case was a hopeless one unless
ho resorted to stratagem, and so he
set his wits to work.
By agreement, an apparent coolness
aud distance was observed by the
lovers toward each other for five or
six months, and the father saw, as he
believed, with satisfaction that his
suspicious and fears had all - been
premature. Also by agreement be
tween them, Joo absent d himself
from the house of - evenings; and
night after night for full three months
longer, did Joo disappear as soon
as his work was finished, to return
home only at lata bedtime. This
was uusual and old Danforth deter
mined to know tho reason of it.
Joo frankly confessed that ho was
ii Jovo with a man s daughter who re
sided less taan thrco miles distant.
but after a faithful attachment of
several , months the old gentleman
utterly refused to entertain his appli
cation for the haud of tho young
This was capital just what old
Danforth most desired. It satisfied
him that he had made a mistake in
regard to , his own child, and he
would help Joo to get married, and
thus stop all .further suspicions of
trouble at home. , So he said:
"Well, Joe, is she a buxom lass?"
"Yes, yes," said Joe; "that's for
other folks to say.' I'm not much of
a judge, myself." s . ,
"And do you like ber?
"Yes, sir, yes."
"But the father objects."
Pooh! Let him. do so. ."What
need yon care? Runaway with her!"
"Elope?" . ,
"Yes. Off with you at once I If
the girl will join, all right. Marry
her and bring her here. You shall
have the cottage at the end of the
ne; I'll ' furnish it for you ; your
wages shall be increased, and the old
man may like it or .not, as he will."
"But" , , ,t
"No 'buts, Joe. Do as I bid you.
Go about it at once, and"-
"Yon will stand by me?" .
"Yes to the last! I. know you,
Joe. .Your'e a good fellow, and will
make anybody a good, son or husr
band." :-' ' '
"The old fellow will be very mad."
' "Who cares, pray! Go on, quick
ly and quietly." -: ' '"'''V' r : ; v
"To-morrow nigbt, then?" .
"Yes." ', .,..;.?,.;'.? '
' "I'll hire Clover's horse," .
"No you don'tl"
V'No?"'1 4'' 'v,w-1
"I say no! Take my horse the
best one -young Morgsn; he'll take
you off in fine style with, the new
phaeton." ; ;'n "
.. "Exactly." ys" -'::":i '
' "And as soon as" you are spliced,
come right back here, and a jolly
time we'll '' have of it at the old
house." ! ' ' '" ' , ' '
"Her father will kill me!"
. "Bah! He's an old fool, whoever
he is. He don't know your good
qualities, Joe, as well as I do. ' Don t
be . afraid; faint 'lieart,' you know,
never won fair woman."' ; v
"The old man will be astonished."
' "Never mind f?o on! ' We'll turn
the laugh on him. I'll takey care of
you and your wife, at any rate. -
. "You Bhall,". said Danforth j and
they parted in. the best of spirits. , .
An hour after dark on the follow
ing evening, Joo" mado his appear
ance, decked in a new Diacic ciotn
suit, and really looking comely. The
old man bustled out to the barn with
him, helped to harness "Young Mor
gan to the new phffiton, and, leading
r.hA snimkv animal to the road, away
went Joe Walker 4 in search of his
bride. 1 A few rods distant from' the
house he found her as per previous
r 1 ... . 1. 1L .
arrangement, - ana repairing io tne
next . village, i the parson very
niiirtlclv made them one in holy wed
lock. Joe took his bride -and dashed
r i i .hi i
I I 1
back to th town 'of H , halted at
old Danforth 's .house who was al
ready looking for him, and received
him with open arms.'
"is it done?', . , ,
."Bring her in, bring her in!" con
tinued the old fellow, in high glee;
''never .mind compliments no mat
ter about the dork entry her, Joe,
to the right-rin the best parlor
we'll have a time now, sure!" and the
anxious .farmer- nulled away for
lights, returning immediately; , '
"Here s the certificate, sir, " - ;
""YesV yesl" , , . . :t
"And this is my wife " added Joe.
passing np the beautiful and bewitch
ing bride; the lovely Minnie.? fi ;
"What!"; roared , tho; old' file,
'f What did you , say, you villain, you
scamp, you audacious cheat-you r
you" ' V'-''- '; ') "
"Its tho truth, sir, we're lawfully
married. , You " assisted me; vou
planned the whole affair.: You fent
me your horse, you thought me last
evening worthy of any man's daugh
ter, you encouraged me, you promis
ed me the cottage at the end of the
lanfc' , .
"I didn't I deny it! You're
"Calmly, now, sir."
The entreaties of the happy couple
were united to quell the old toau's
ire and persuade him to acknowl
edge their union. " . '
The father at length relented. -It
was a job of his own manufac
ture, and he saw how useless it would
bo to destroy it.
He gave bis consent reluctantly.
and the fair Minnie Danforth was
overjoyed to bo duly acknowledged
as Mrs. Valkcr.
The marriage proved a joyful one.
and the original assertion of Mr.
Danforth proved faithful in every re
spect. The cunning lover was a
good son and a faithful husband, and
lived many years to enjoy the happi
ness that followed his runaway match
while the old man never cared to
hear about the details of the elope
ment for be saw how completely he
hod overshot his mark.
WEXTEXCE OF MKS. FAIR.
The followinjr is the concluding portion
of the San Francisco Chronic U'm report of
the sentence ot Mr. Fair. Judge Dwin
dle, after giving bisreuons for overruling
tue motion i-r a new trim, naiu:
It now only remains for tne to pass
- : Till bl.XTESCI,
The saJ.lcut duty of my life.
.t this ominous utterance a uuk'i came
over the Court-room a etUlnee like that
of death. The faces of the worn en present
blanched with fear, and men looked witb
snxiuus ei" at the face of the prisoner,
ho learn a tac in her chair, and with
her head Lowed and eyes closed, ber face
is .., .. . ... .. ,-v
DEADl.T PALK. . V
Mr. Cook cave notice with a perceptible
tremor in bin voice, that be desired to file
a UU of exceptions on appeal to tbe Su
preme Court on Monday next, nunc pro
Ilia Honor, Jadze Dwinelle, in a solemn
tone of Toice, called out the name of tbe
a a, lacba o. pais.
You were indicted by tbe Grand Jury of
the city and oouuty of San Francisco for
the crime of murder, fir the unlawful
killing of Alexander P. Crittenden. That
indictment was acnt to this Court for trial.
You werefurnished witb an impartial jury.
You were ably defended by counsel. That
jury pronounced you guilty.:, Have you
any legal cause to bov why tne juarruent
of the Court shall not be pronounced ? .
l ne prisoner never raised her head or
unclosed her: eye as the Judge addressed
her in the above language.
Tbe ladies wbo have been in close at
tendance upon tbe wretched woman since
the first hour of ber arrest could not restrain
their sol. Mrs. Lane, the mother of Mrs.
r air sat rigidly composed and erect at
first, but, in an instant, she gave way to
I VXCOXTaOLLABLE SOBS. - ;
The prisoner partially recovered bercom
poKure, and buried ber face in ber hands.
After a painful pause of a few moments,
the Judge, whose voice trembled with
emotion, said: Tbe
' JCDCMBXT OF THE COURT.
Is that on Friday tbe 28th
; Mr. Cook (interrupting) If your
lion or please, we hope that you will place
the day of execution as far distant
',. The Court (interrupting) On Friday,
tbe28thday ; - - - 7
Mr. Cook (interrupting) we hope your
Honor will delay the day of execution as
lone ' ... '
-; The Court (interrupting) That is what
lam going to do. Tbe judgment of tbe
Court is that you be remanded into the
custody of the Sheriff, and that on Friday,
the 28th day of July next, yea, by t'e
Sheriff appointed, v be - hung by the" neck
until you are dead, and may God have
mercy on your soul.
Ceneral expectation had fixed the time of
deciding the motion for a new trial at a
late hour in the evening, thinking that Mr.
Cook would be followed by Mr. Campbell
for the prosecution; hence there was not a
very large attendance in Courtj but the
'scene in Court was very solemn and affect
ing. ; The ladies in attendance who have
been called the ''strong minded ones,"
forgot the suffrage question, forgot their
strong-mindedness, and forgot all save the
dreadful doom just, passed upon this
wretuhed sister, and gave way to sobs and
" ' WOMANLT TEARS. "
Mrs. Fair herself let her pale face drop
into her mother's lap, and the tears which
had been repressed through all her misery
came gushing to her eyes. She was
"'-.. . UNABLE TO ARISE- ,
To he removed when the Court-room was
cleared, and remained in; her. chair for
nearly an hour. In the meanwhile the
news of the sentence had spread like wild
fire upon the streets, and
o'.V T.iVrJ f HUNDREDS OT PEOPLE '
Rushed np the stairs of the Court building
and crowded in the passage way to catch
a glimpse of the face of the doomed pris
oner. Sheriff "White ordered a carriage
at the Washington street entrance, and the
crowd, seeing that, gathered in hundreds
on the 'street. In tbe meantime another
carriage was driven to the Montgomery
street entrance, and at half-past 4 o'clock,
just one hour after the passing of sentence.
tho prisoner and her .mother, accompanied
hy Mr. Knox, Deputy Sheriff, 'descended
the stairs, and entering the carriage, were
driven to tbe 15 road way jail.
' APPEAL. 7 - .
' An appeal will be made on- Monday to
the Supreme Court, but the Court will not
commence its term nntil July a long,
weary month of helpless, hopeless brood
ing in the Bolitnde of a prison.
On. Column, t JO
tcr Column, $35.
Transient A 3 rerk.
lines or less of tbU
$3 j ca4ti subsequent
A square is one Inc
umn, eonntlrig eats, d'
solid matter; ' Ko sd
Iris tbsa a sqWe, n
full square. All mire
less period than three I
Wbleb I wish to repeat, .
And my language Is IBiv
Tbat ia ways of deceit, .-
And in tricks that are Vain'
Tbe -ftirt of tbe Period" is I
: Wbleb tbe same I would
Lilly White was bar name.
Anil 1 nit dtnv.
Ia regard te tbe same, r
What t l.h fmnt
WW .WW MMW W 'f ,
Bat bar ehek. mmrm ftrfivokuairlv n.
-- " - r - ry-
' And bewitabingly penciled! be eje
'Twa in Lent, tbir4 week,
Witb nvst penitent skies.
Wbicb it might be inrerreA,
' L-illT White was likawiaa ". '
Yet she bouibugged Johannes, wij 1r
10 a way i snail alaajrs despise.
Wbicb we bad a small gesie ,
Called by sens btd and seek f
'Twa flirtation-. Tbe ?ne - ,t y
She thought sinful and weak i
But she smiled as she ogled Jvbaaara, '
. With a smile tbat was eaintly aad aseek. -
Yet tbe game it adraneed, , .
In a war I detest, . '
And my sorreir eub speed . '
At tbe state of John s et.
Wtrirb beared like a ware of tbe ecean.
WBea lias same has a turbulent breast. :
Cut tbe tricks tbat are played -' " '
1W tbat girl of tbe P., t ' -
And tbe progress she made
Was alarm :nr to see, :'-. J ' V
Till she twirled en ber left band forefinger
n nat Jccaa-acs Dad promised to dm.
Tben I looked ap at Jbn, ',
JJut be loaned aot at me ; :..-.
And I rose witb a groan
And said. What do I see I
We are famed by harmless Oirtatioa,
And 1 went fur tbat girl of tbe P.
Ia tbe seeae tbat enroed, -
John, aaMied, did not speak ;
For tbe ioor was bestrewed, ; j :
f. ik. ..r
Witb the "cards" Lilly White bad been playias;
gw-e sac uv-gni --ftiaiu aaa weaK."
Of those "-.qniaite charms" .
1 lain awre ia a trice
Paddings," panniers" aad "Una"
Of most esDDinr device;
And there fell witb ber lit so airy.
nat m ireqaent la bair nu sad miee.
Which is why I repeat, - ; '
Ass my laaa-aasa is pla'a.
Tbat ia ways of deceit.
And ia tncks that are ra. , '
Tbe "Girl of the Period" is lire?, .
w dicb tne same I am tree to maintain.
Oh. maay a day do I tarn away ,
With a weary sigh on my lips, -. - ,
Sayir.p, aerermore on tbe thronging sbora
Will I watch for my absent ships 1
But still ia my dreams forerer it seems
They are sailinr Bearer to me :
So erery mora a new bops ia bora ,
And again I watch by the sea.
And oft wbea a fleet witb a music sweet ., . ;
Fails ia for tbe young and tbe gay,
I list to tbe shout that rings gladly out.
But mine are still sailing away.
To many, ah, me! that watch by the aaa,
Aleit in sorrow and pain.
Though early and late forerer Ihey wait,"
incur snips will come never again.
Yet ever there stand on the pebly strand
Aa nr ind h&rnrm Ikmn, '
And often I hear the clamor of cheer '
4Jlad echoes o laaghter and song. :
But oft and again of sorrow and pain
i i . ...
i'u i Dcaraen me angnisnea cry,
When many a sail tbat we joyoas haU ,. .
But a foundering wreck goes by.
' - - - - .- - .-.'
Will ye anchor soon, and witb erery boon
That I bmla n ialr ind tirinv
Or far will y fail, nntil darkly fail ,
ice nowers ei i-ile s ocauteoss E-pnngT
Until Youth is fled, until Ilope is dead.
Still watting aad watching in rain,
With silvery hair, with wrinkles of care,
11 y ships that sailed ever the aaaia.
If but deathless lame or a worshipped name
I bad built ye so fair to hold
If nothing bat these eoald my heart appease,
Or but jewels and land and gold.
More blest were the fate forerer to wait,
To hail ye again as ye went '
Yet orer the sea come bitber to me ,
Ilearea-freishted with Heart-Content !
Hreaer llotttkly for December.
Labor last An , organ-grinder play
ing at the door of deaf and dumb sj
latu. : ; '
An arch girl should always be an
archer, for she can bend her beau, as
she pleases. - . ; . , . ;
Many live upon the. promises tbey
make. They never expect to keep
their word, but to be kept by it.
. What is the difference between a sail,
or and a soldier? One tars bis ropes,
the other pitches hit. tent.
: The reason why woman baa ber way
so much oftner than man is, that both
he and she are conscious tbat her way
is the")cst. ,, ,v : i. ..- -1 . ;.. f j , r .
We think it do more than right that
men should seize time by the' forelock,
for tbe rude old fellow, sooner or latter,
pulls all their hair out. 1
: An Irish majistrate, censuring some
boys for loitering ia tbe street, said,
"If every-body were to stand ia f the
streets, how could anybody ge by?". ,
An Irish schoolmaster recently in
formed bis pupils that tbe feminine gen
der should be applied to all ships and
vessels afloat, except tnaS steamers and
tnen-of war ' ";
Five hundred applications a week is
about tbe average filed in the patent
ofEce in Washington, and two or three
hundred new patents are generally is
sued iu the same time. : ;; . . ."., "-
The New York World says, "If Con
gress is , allowed, , without rebuke, to
enact the Ku-Klux bill, it can next
year decree a national temperance Jaw,
and expel all lager beer from," the
States." - -
11 A person at Pike's Peak, writing to a
Minnesota journal, says tbe miners are
very much discouraged in that region;
they have to dig through a solid vein of
silver four feet thick before they reach
the gold. ' -
"Ah, Jemmy," said a. sympathizing
friend to a man wbo was just too late
for the train, "you did ; not run fast
enough." "Yea, I did," said Jemmy,
"I ran quite fast enough, but I did Dot
start soon enough." '
It may seem strange, but it ia true,
that a man in New York, perfectly edu
cated, in art, took half a dozen exquisite
portraits in less than half an hour. We
must add, tbat he himself was soon
afterwards taken for the theft. ;
' A Hoosier eritio compares Nilsson to
the "Venice di Mcdica,". and declares
that ber "dulcet and divine warblings"
fell upon bis "beauiiEed heart" like the
"splashing music ot the melodious wa
terfalls upon a bed of sraaslei x'-'i"
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