CASABIANCA. "dine hither, you madcap darling!" I said to my four-year eld; "Pray, what shall be done with the bad, bad girl Who will not do as she' told? Too well you love your own wee way, While little you lore to mind; But mamma knows what is best for yeu And isn't she always kind" So I told her of Casabianca, And the fearful burning ship; "Do yon think," said I, "such a child as that His mother would have to whip?" And my heart went out with the story sad Of this boy, so noble and brave, Who would not dare to disobey,- Even his life to save. Then her eyes grew bright as the morning, And they seemed to look me through. "Ah! ah!" thought L "you understand The lesson I have in view, now, what do you think of this lad, my 1 ove! Tell all that i in your heart." "I fink, ,r site-said, "he's drefful good, Bat he wasn't the least bit smart!" THE MUD-TURTLE, A description ol the outlines of a mud-turtle must be something like the guide's description of the bottom of the Moosehcad Lake. A party ot New Yorkers were crossing the lake, and propounding various questions to the guide which he answered with great promptness. Finally one asked: "What kind of bottom has the lake?" To a less versatile mind the ques tion niilit, have been a poser; but the guide was equal to the occasion. He immediately answered: "O, a sort of hard, rocky, gravelly, clamshelly, sandy bottom 5" In like manner it may be said of the mud-turtle, he is a sort of a round, square, oblong, oval, flat, irregular shaped reptile, covered with a French xoof. His legs are as crooked as a grape vine; bis head resembles a sore thnmb. and he has the most ridicu lous little tail you ever thought ot. Mud-turtles are generally found when vou are not looking for them. I would as soon think of looking for mv came in a rich man's will as ihink of finding a mud-turtle by hunt ing fur one. Stories of these reptiles running races with foxes and rabbits, and "beating them, are lies! A squash vine that wouldn't grow as fast as one would run ought to be destroyed, root and branch. But what he lacks ib speed he makes up in longevity I believe that's the word; anyway mud-turtles are supposed to live for ever, unless thry die by accident. I once saw a turtle I mean a mud turtle, marked, "Adam G. E," which probably meant that the reptile whs marked by grandfather Adam in the garden of Eden. Of course I can't prove it, but that is the supposition. Mud-turtles are raised in hills like potatoes. It is no uncommon sight to those who have seen it frequently, to see a bill of juvenile mud-turtles brush away the soil and march out in single file like a string of Chinamen. Whenever I see a mud-turtle trying to crawl through a hole In the fence or elsewhere, I extend to him my most earnest sympathies. He can not understand why he, as well as a small boy or weasel, can't go through any place where his head will go. I do not know how many virtues this emblem of old-fashioned theology may possess, but he has that of perse verance, that I am sure ot. When ever he makes up his mind to crawl through the fence, be expects to do it if it takes all rummer. When the French roof becomes an obstacle to bis progress he begins to try, and strain, and gyrate his tortuous little legs, and protrude his evil looking eyes, and he may even gnash his toothless jaws in anguish of soul at his inability to go through an open ing half the size of his shell. Som. times, like a half-whipped rooster, he will go away a piece, and then come back and try it again and again, and perhaps again. When, at last he becomes convinced that he naa undertaken an impossibility, he turns about and waddles off, as tbonjh it were a matter of no con sequence whether he crawled through the hole or not. Ascending a little knoll, he will raise his bead and look about him with an air which seems to say: "What do I care for a-denied old bole in the fence? It's a- derned mean little hole, anyway! Thertte places 'hough to- go T I donTt go through there!" Then he thinks the matter all over carefully, and goes away to engage in business ia seme other locality. Portland Trans- MtTpfc"- A new stem wheel steamboat belonging to Capt Joseph Kellogg, was launched from above Smith's' anil at Portland one day last week. It is expected to be ready to make it's trial trip abwut the 1st of nejrt Septem- LETTER FROM CAPT. AYLES, It may interest many of your read ers to learn that we are likely soon to have a considerable immigration of a well to do- elass of Germans and others into this county from Michi gan. On the 17th ult., being at the Bay, I was kindly introduced by my friend Mr. Bensell to two German gentlemen who were seeking land whereon to settle numerous families from that State. So far had they traveled without seeing any land to suit their purpose, and I had no dim cully in inducing them to retrace their steps and pay a visit of inspec tion to that favored spot, "King's Valley." Accordingly we met in Corvalli on the 19th, and next day started via Philomath to visit the several farms for sale ia the valley, and I am glad to say both gentlemen expressed themselves highly pleased with that nart of the county. I think after communicating with their friends they will likely buy up a large portion of the land brought under their notice, and more too if it can be had at reasonable prices for cash. As far as I could learn their plan will be to divide what land they require into small farms and thoroughly cultivate every available acre of it, and they mean to thoroughly cultivate, to plough deep, sow clover both to pad with sheep and to plough in, and when needed they will irrigate. They will also pay particular attention to their orchards, to fruit drying and preserving, and no doubt as many of those who think of coming are city men, various other industries will spring up. We had not time to visit more then four farms, all adjoining each other, but should they decide on coming. I have reason to think the number of families will be large and much more land will be required. This will give those wishing to dis pose of their lands a good chance to do so for cash. When we can get a lew iamiues irom u.ngiana ana the East settled in this county, I am sure nothing but good reports of it can be sent back to their friends, there fore I think we may soon expect a large immigration, and much land will be sought for around Corvallis, Philomath and generally on the line of the Yaquina K. R. My agent in Loudon telis me it is a bad time for farmers in England and that there are hundreds out of business, but with sufficient capital left to buy good farms right out in this county. It is to be hoped many will come, and we are doing our best to induce them to do so, feeling sure it will be to their benefit No doubt many will say this letter is written in self interest. So it is partly, but I think that if my efforts to bring men with capital into this county succeed the benefit will be felt by the whole community. If I sell a farm I feel the benefit but once, but the good will be permanent to the banks, stores, and all business and professions, and surely the farmers will be benefitted. We all know that trom various causes many are having a hard time yet and leading lives of much trouble and anxiety. Will not these men be much better off if they are able to sell out, pay off their debts and begin again on a smaller scale. With means to carry them through the first year, a man taking a hundred acres and paying for it, leaving cash to see him throng! the firct year, will most certainly be better off at harvest than the man who takes two hundred acres on time payments and goes into debt for everything. Farming on an imagi nary capital never did and never will answer, that returning so many bushels to the acre, before even the seed is sown, will bring nothing but trouble. I know from conversation with many farmers that I am not alono in my ideas, and that even now many are trying to effect the desired change. I trust they may coon suc ceed and that others will follow their example, so that each bringing pros perity and happiness to his own home will at the same time be ad ding to the general welfare of the whole county. J. M. Ayi.es. Do not" Forget the Lessor. A touching incident occurred not long since in a Missouri village. A wife and mother, tired of waiting for the return of her husband with his scanty earnings, set out to search for him and found him seated at a cart table. Anticipating as much, she had provided herself witb a cov ered dish, which she placed upon the table before the players, saying; ''Presuming, husband, that you are too busy to come to dinner, I have brought you yours." After she had departed be invited his friends to join him, and uncovered the dish with a forced laugh. He found' only a slip of paper, on which was written: "I hope you will enjoy year meal it is the same vour family have at tome. ' How many good and faith ful wives and mothers are there in the land who have undergone similar experiences? How many aching hearts at this moment await the com ing of husbands and fathers who are squandering at the card-table, or for alcohol, the earnings required to feed and clothe their wives aud children? LOVERS BY THE SCORE. "The course of true love never did run smooth," is an old adage and fa miliar quotation, and the following incident goes to prove the truth c f A young carpenter of this city was engaged to be married to a fa ir damsel, who is at present employed as a waiter at the Wilhoit Springs, Clackamas county, and on Saturday last he started out for that place where they were to have been mar ried on Suuday. On arrriAing at the Springs and the object of his visit becoming known, he was waited on by another young man who informed him that he also had the honor to be an affi anced lover of the young lady !u question. The two then proceeded to compare notes and to make in quiries in regard to the doings of the large hearted maiden, when to their astonishment they found she had en gaged herself to four other parties, making six in all, over whom she had thrown her blandishments and each ot whom was anxiously awaiting the time that wa to make him sole pos sessor of this piece of feminine loveli ness. On making this discovery the carpenter and his friend came to the conclusion that they did not want any of it in theirs, and collecting all the letters and love tokens they had received from the perfidious young woman they made a bonfire of them The young carpenter returned to this city yesterday and has for the preseut renounced all intentions of committing matnmonv. Standard. FACTS FOR THE CURIOUS. Ihe " lelegrara says: Laguile coal has been found near Oakville, Chehalis county, W. T., fine pci- mens of which are shown in Olympia These are outcroppings of the vein and no doubt but tl'e toal farther down will be bet cr. It has been used successfully at blacksmithing. The side of the v in las not been de termined, but undoubtedly t'icre is plenty of coal along the Chehalis at the foot of the Black Hills. On the Satsup river, further west, specimens of good coal have also been found, but no vein sought for. On the Wy nooche river near the head of Gray's harbor, another deposit of the same kind of lignite was discovered a year or two ago. It is close to deep water, and could be easily shipped if the quality warrants it. These coals will be of great benefit in that coun try, when manufactures and other industries are started, as they will be in a lew years, but at present they are too distant to be operated to ad van age. Chas. S. Howard will start next week with a party of assistants to do some survey ing upon government land near Goose lake valley and around the Oregon border of Tule lake. Coos Bay News. Coal-scuttles are now manufactured f rubber. An elephant drinks about forty-five gallons of water a day. The people of Geylon worship the ooth of an elephant ; those of Malabar ihe tooth of a monkey. It is calculated that sixty tons of steel -re annually consumed in the manufact ure of steel pens. Bees have very little power of com municating with each other. F. Miller .jives curious instances of the inability of the bees to invent for themselves a uatural language. A quantity of flour was exposed by a French experimenter to a pressure of 300 tons, reducing it to one-fourth its original bulk. A portion of it was then placed in cans and sealed, the same be ing done with some impressed flour. A year afterward the cans were opened, vhen the .impressed flour was found to oe spoiled, while the pressed was in ex cellent preservation. A spideh's web affords an excellent barometer. An old sportsman ef Cold water, Mich., claims that one preserved in his house has proved 'almost ia varia bly correct. When rain and wind are 'xpected, the spider shortens the threads .vhich suspend the web. When reefs re let out, fine weather may be certaiu, ut if the spider remains inert, rain wih probably follow within a short time. Twelve years after the landing of the Pilgrims Plymouth there was not a plow in the vicinity of Boston, and the farmers broke up the land with hoes or ither hand implements. In 1637 then were but thirty-seven plows in the whole State, and at a later period it wus the custom for one owning a plow to !. nearly if not all the plowing for a town, fhe town often paid a bounty to one who would buy and keep a plow in repair and do the work in this way. The swiftest bird, probab-y, is thr eagle of the sea, or frigate-bird, of tei measuring sixteen feet from tip to tip. ft hovers at an elevation of 10,000 feet when a storm sweeps over the ocean. I it wishes to travel, says a French nat uralist, it can inmost annihilate space. It can breakfast in Africa and dine in America, This bird reposes on its great motionless wings, literally " sleeping on the bosom of the air." There are in our land 25,520,582 males and 24,632,281 females. The na tives number 43,475,506, and the foreign born, 6,677,360. TUere are 43,404,877 white and 6,577,151 colored persons. Beside those on reservations under Go . -eminent care there are 63,122 Indian and half-breeds. The "myriads of Chi nese" number 105,463, and there are 2,550 other Asiatics. For every 100,0 JO maljs there are 96,519 famales against 97,801 ia 1870. Cbjton Aqueduct, by which New York city is supplied with water, w: s at the time of its completion, and in fact still is, regarded as one of the wonderc of the world. Its length is 38t m'les. and it is built most of this distaneo ol brick, stone and cement, inc'osed over and under, 6 feat 3 inches wide at t'i bottom, 7 feet 8 inches at the top, and 8 feet 5 inches.- high. It is carried over Harlem river on a magnificent bri Ige, 1,460 feet long, and 114 feet above high water mark. JACKSOS AXD TUX BUTCH T.. f it. Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lin oln always had a soft side for the toil ers, and a liking for working clothes in which, many times, no doubt both the great Presidents would Lav elt happier than in stiff " reception " broadcloth. Jackson's sympathy fui a boring men is shown in this little stor i'rom the Nashville Banner : John Cryer, a mason, was on sevr ra xscasions engaged to build chimneys a ;he Hermitage, and while at work of e bserved the most refined and wealth; jeople of Nashville coming to visit tin General and his wife. The good mason, laving more or less of mortar orna aenting his clothes, would say to Jack on that he "would not go to the fir.-? -able to eat ;" that he " was not fit tt ippear in such elegant company." The General always replied, "Tor must go to the first table, sir ; a labor ing man ought to be as highly honorei is any man in the community, for tin mpport of the world depends on theii abor. I will see that yon are treated with proper respect at my table." This story is certainly ro the credit oi Jackson's democracy, however it may b to bis social graces. Cryer frequently, aughing, said that he had been more honored than any man in the world, foi President Jackson had frequently wait ed on him and brought him brick an. mortar when his regular attendant was out of the way. . ; TliL Bee culture is becoming a profitable industry in Texas, especially in the Brazos and Colorado valleys, where quite a number of enterprising men have found that it pays vastly mora than cot ton raising. A man who had just learned poker, but had not sufficiently mastered the in tricacies of the game, bet wildly upon a flush, and, upon showing bis hand, was told that " the spirit was willing but the flush waa weak," PucA Tfooden Boilers. The almost incredible feat of making steam boilers of wood was accomplished seventy-six years ago in Philadelphia, where they were used to furnish steam to the pumps for pumping up the river water for the use of the city water-work. They, however, lasted only two rears. when it became so difficult to keep then steam-tight that they were abandoned for iron bailers. How was it possible to heat water in wooden boilers ? It was accom plished by having an iron fire-box twelve feet long, six feet wide, and two feet deep, placed inside a rectangular wooden chest, fourteen feet long and nine feet square, made of plank nearly half a foot thick, securely bolted together by iron rods passing through the planks. The iron hre-'box had eight vertical flues of one foot in diameter, through which the water circulated, and around which the fire acted, and passed upward through an oval flue, first above the fire-box, carried from the back of the boiler to near the front and back again, when it passed out into the chimney. It was expected that these boilers would be very economical, on account 'of the non-conducting prop erty of wood : and so they were to a cer tain extent, as the boilers did not need any protecting covering. P. T. Baenum is a most rigidly tem perance man, the tee total est kind ol a i ' . . . . 1 , 1 ' 1 A teetotaler, dux ne Keeps m own pnnw b'ar tender, all the same. " Yes, I knew him," the Texas Sheriff remarked, when somebody asked him about Bed-handed Bill; "I never met him but once; he came down here last February, riding another man's mule, and he came in and left the measure of his neck with me for a lariat" "Did yon fit him? " asked the traveler. " Not very well," said the Sheriff, "blamed thing was too tight, but he never said anything about it after he tried it on, so I didn't change it" And then the com mittee rose and reported the bilfto the house, which shortly afterward took a recess until the evening session. Bur deltc. An ingenious mother who has long been bothered by the fastidiousness of her children at table hast last discov ered a method of circumventing them. She places what she wants each child to eat before its neighbor at table, and of course each cries for what the other has, and the ends of justice are promoted. "So YOU married old Heavipenny's eldest, I hear," said the friend. "Yes," said young Inf orit, "I have." "Good match?" asked the friend. "I gaesa so," sighed the bridegroom, wearily, "heaps of brimstone in it" And the yean go by. Hawh-Eye. The White House china is described as having designs representing the kinds of food which should go on each dish, so that you may eat an oyster and see a pictured shell, and w on. It was reported on the streets last Friday evening that the American ship H. S. Sand ford from New York for this port, with railroad iron for the C. B. & N. Co., Bad ran aground at St. Helens while coming up the river. She was lightering when the Kahuna boat came up, but whether she was aground or not it could not be definite ly ascertained. Standard. WOOM k B1LDWIM THE LKADING- ARDWAR 11 HOUSE E Real Estate Agency, REAL ESTATE FOR SALE : This-side of Portland. CITY OF CORVALLIS. Two Lot adjoining Court House with good house, barn and garden. FARMS. 160 Acres 20 mile from Newport on the Yaquina, steamboat landing, 20 acre in timothy, good house orchasd, &c Price 81000. 158 Acres in King' Valley. Firt rate land with large house, barn, close to school and church, post office, grist and saw mill. Price 6000. 540 Acres in Linn county, 6 miles east of Lebanon, on branch of east side railroad, and Oregon & Pacific, well watered, good timber, near school. Terms easy. 84455. 570 Acres in King's Valley. 200 under cultivation, well watered, good outrange, 15 acres orchard, pro ducing all kinds of fruit ; bouse and garden, very large barn and good outbuildings. 1 mile from school, near postofflce, saw and grist mills, aud close to pro posed narrow gauge depot in King's Valley. Price, 811,000. S54 Acres adjoins above with equal advantage of po sition, about 100 acres under cultivation, an excellent farm, capable of carrying a good. flock of sheep, under fence, well watered, good house, barn and orchard. Price, 84,500. 422 Acresadjoins above, 100 acres under cultivation, good house, orchard, etc. Excellent stock range with good outlet, 2 mile from school, postolSce, ete. Price, $4,500. 340 Acres, 60 under cultivation, good house, barn and orchard, four milea north ot postoffiee Price, 84, 600. Excellent stock farm. 1, 357 Acres, 8 miles west of Corvallis, on Mary's River. 1000 under fence, 225 acres under plough, 155 now in grain. Best hill pasture, well grassed. 1J miles from school. The land is well timbered, good house, two bam, etc. Price, 816,500 200 Acres of first class land, west side and upper end of King's Valley, 60 acres under cultivation in cluding 22 acres'of timothy, good new bouse 16x24, and barn. Schoo.l house within 200 yards, and con venient distant from mills, story &u. ; well watered and timbered. 827,000. 160 acres situated on Little Elk next Saber's, Excel lent water and good ontlel to fine iange. 200 Acres east end of Blodgett's Valley, well improv ed, near school and on proposed line ot Yaquina R. H . Price, 84000 136 Acres west side of Blodgett's Valley, all fenced; So acres under plough. A snug farm with good house, barn and other ont-btiilding, i mile from school and close to proposed Yaquina K. R. Price J82,500. 240 Acre on Elk road, 5 mile from Junction wirh Yaquina road. Good house, barn, etc. A good farm with outlet to well grassed ranges. 2,200, 200 Acres, 10 miles west of Summit, extending J of a mile along the road and river. A good fan with plenty of bottom land. Small house, ate., aad or chard. A bargain. Priee, 81000. S20 acres of land at the junction of the Yaquina and Elk road and river, 25 mile east of Newport. Good bottom land with outlet to welt grassed range. Price 82500. . 240 acres two mil s from Summit on fork ot Maria River. Land very productive, with good range : ex cellent house, two large barn and other buildings; good fences; improvement valued at 81500. Prise 83500. 160 acres situated on Little Elk road, two miles west ot Blodgett's Valley; 60 -acres table land. 10 acres new bottom, well watered ; 18 acre under cultivation ; abundant out-ranre for stock. Pries, 81350. Au excellent bargain ; terms reasonable. AT NEWPORT. ICO acres 1 mile east of Newport on the road, aad with comfortable house, garden, etc. This property command splendid views of the ocean, the hsrilar and entrance, and would divide into several building lots; Well watered by numerous springs. Pries application. A saloon, large warehouse with capital hall above and also wharf opposite. Abo other property ia Newport and vicinity. Harbor improvements having commenced and there being every prospect lor a lively summer renders this a good chance. ICO acres , twenty-two miles this side of Yaquina bay, on the road between Trapps' and Eddy, on half bottom land with excellent out range for stock. This property will sell at a bargan. Price, 8650. For price and other particular apply to the under signed, who begs to intimate to intending vendor of real estate, that by establishing agencies in England and also in the Eastern States he trust to he able to effect speedy sales. John M. Atus, Snmmit, Benton Co , Or. Or at the law office of J as. A. Yahtis, Corvalli Or, R. A. Bensell, Newport, Or. ' Wm. Collyns, A Co Ayenue, agent, London. 5 East India Can furnish anything in Iron, Steel, Hardware, Stoves, Tin & Copper Ware. As cheap and as good quality as any one in Oregon. 1B0N AKD LEAD PIPE, GRINDSTONES, SHEET IRON, ZINC, ROPE, HORSE SHOES, NAILS, BABBIT METAL, CARRIAGE SPRINGS, POCKET CUTLERY, WIRE, BARBED FENCE WIRE, RAZORS, SCISSORS, HOSE PLUMBERS FITTINGS, ETC., ETC. ALSO RAKES, FORKS, SPADES, , SHOVELS, GRAIN CRADLES, SCYTHES, SNATHES, And all kinds of Agricultural Implements. BAIN WAGONS, BUFFALO PITTS CHALLEN GER THRESHERS, SULKY HORSE RAKES, McCORMACKTS TWINE BIND ER HARVESTER, CHAMPION REAPERS AND MOWERS, FAN MILLS, HARROWS, BROAD CAST SEEDERS, DRILLS, PLOWS, ETC., ETC. First-class workmen in Tin Shop always employed and satief actio-guaranteed Neatness ! Cheapness ! Punctuality ! New Type ! New Material ! SAN FRANCISCO PRICES! Having added a large and well assorted lot of new Job Type, Borders, Machinery, etc., to our Job Office, we are now prepared to de all kinds of BOOK! -AND- JIB PRINTING! Plain and Ornimentali m - You need not send away for job work as we will do it in the best style and as ch eap as any Printer on the Coast. CARDS, STATEMENTS, CIRCULARS, POSTERS, BILL HEADS, NOTE HEADS, 'LETTER HEADS, DUNS, NOTES, PAMPHLETS, BOOKS, RECEIPTS, PROGRAMMES, FUNERAL NOTICES, ETC Legal Blanks in Stock ALL JOB PRINTING C. 0. D. Call and Examine Samples. All orders from a distance attended to promptly. Sen tat Gazette Job Offioe CorvaHfe, Oregos.