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VOL. IX. .
EUGENE CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 187C.
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, hour before 'aTTERSON, P. M,
i . ru.mr-n Tt. U. Davcnnort. pastor. Ber-
WlMnverT SunduY at 11 a. m. ami 7 p. in, bnnday
School at J p,
Pruycr meeting every Friday
M. B. CHnBCH A. C. Fairchild, Pastor.
I. 10:30 a. m.aud 7:30 P. m.
Chbitia-0. M. Whitney, Tastor. Service, by
KnoKSF. Lomi ...
... A. F. and A.M.
duciiduya in each
fc DPEKCEn UnTTK IX1IX1K io. A. yj.
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swTjn v VimtjinvHrv Tucmiav evening.
VAiTi- Witf&WHtT.A ENCAMPMENT INO. U
tneeU on the 2d and 4th Wednesdays in eacn muntu,
GEO. B. DORMS,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Office on Willamette street, Eugene City.
G. A. MILLER,
DENTAL HUUM3 in o
EuBemi City, Or.,
Trofesm DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY
DR. JOHN IIERRBOLD,
SURGICAL AND MECIIANICAL DENTIST,
Underwood's Brick Building, Up Stairs,
neRnectlullv offers his services to
Uhe citiiens of thin place and vicin-
r itv. ia all the branches of his pro
The Latest Impiuranents in
(denoted In satisfactory manner.
STOCK 13 CASH, and All Work Must be Paid
or on Delivery. .
Bit. F. WELSH has opened Dental Hooms
perrantly in Underwood's buildins, Eugene
City, and respectfully solicits a share of the pub
ic patronage. . ,
Reference by permission, Dr. J . R. Cardwell,
A. W. PATTERSON, .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office on Ninth Street, opponlte the St.
Charlea Itolcl, and at Hettldcnee,
KlJCJKXK CITY. ORKGON".
Chas. LI. Horn.
PRACTICAL G UjXSMITII.
.DEALER IN GUNS. RIFLES,
"and Materials. Ilcnarirmg done in
the neatest stv'e and Warranted.
Sewing Machines, naie,
'Locks, etc., Itepaired.
Guns loaned and ammunition furnished.
Shop on Ninth Street, opposite Stir Bikery.
J. S. LUC KEY,
nn a T TT Tf
Clocks, Watches, Chains, Jewelry, etc,
Repairing Promptly Executed.
CSTAMWork Warranted. JKJ
POST OFUCE nCILlJlNO.
Willamette Eighth Sts.. Eugene City.
A RUGGLES ENGINE PRESS,
IfrlO inche. inaide of chue; in good rnnning order.
'Will b aold at a bargain. A.l.lreM thi. odire.
Bonk and Stationery Store.
POST OFFICE BUILDINfMXGEXECn f,I
bare on band and am constantly receiving an
asRortment of the Bett Sehool and Hiv-elUneom
books. Stationery. ICank Books. 'ortfalii.Card.
Wallets, Blank., Portmonnaes, etc., etc. All or
der, promptly Billed. A. 8. PATTERSON.
JIoiLseJiold Furniture, Etc.
REISO ABOnin LEAVE IY.R THE EAST
I offer fnr .ale ill my Hi.cwlvdd Furniture,
ifnprujnr I'artur, hittinr anl Buum totna,
i m muiut, Cuuamg i tenniA, fw.
BEN. F. DORMS,
DEALER IN .
Stoves and Ranges,
Tin Ware, , ,
PLAIN, FANCY 4 JAPANNED
Shovels and Tongs,
Fenders y- Fire Dogs,
Cauldron cf Wash Kettles.
Hollow, Iron and Copper Ware,
PORCELAIN, TINNED BRASS
FRESER Y1NG KETTLES,
Driven Well & Force Pumps,
Lead and Iron Pipes,
Hose ripes and Hose
IN FACT, Everything belonging to my busi
ness, all of which I will sell at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES.
Of all kinds done promptly and In a satisfaction"
WELLS DRIVEN PROMPTLY
By attention to bnslnsss and honorable dealln
hope to merit a share of your patronage
ju6 DEX. F. DORMS.
All peiBons knowing themselves in
debted to me will please call and
SETTLE WITHOUT DELAY.
. F. DORRIS.
BECKER & BOYD, Proprietors.
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND,
Dried Meats of all kinds. Tard, Tallow.eto,
sell lieef in chunk, from 9 to i cents.
Brick Slorr, cor. Willamette & Eighth Sis,,
A.V. PETERS & CO.,
Are now in receipt of a rery large atock of .
1YE1V . SPUING GOODS
Selected with much care from the lpiywit and beat
importing house, in Ban Franumco.
Our Stock of
la nnn.tmlly large and sftmetive, and conrnrise. the
err totem .tylca anil novelticn, ana ol ail graUM
nil priuea, to an to meet tne view oi an.
A Urge amort merit of F-lginpti am. Insert mgn, new
A lanre stork of Bleached Mucins ana T.men.,
Table Linen., Toweling, and JInaierjr; CorwU,
ilauukerdiicfa, lkce and unen Uollun in all graut.
WE WILL PAY THE EIOHEST MARKET FHIOE
In cash for any number of pounds of
GOOD MKIICUANTABLK WOOL
Of every deasription wanted, for which'we will pay
the highest market price.
A. V. PETERS k CO.
Eugene City Brewery.-
MATJIIAS AIGLLBK, Pro'p.
I. now prepared to fill oil order, for
OF A SUPERIOR QUALITY.
Come and (tee for y uarsclf. A good article needs
recommen' l&tif n .
B. C. PENNINGTON, - Proprietor,
r IS WELL-KNOWN T.AtT.OTtT ha. airirin
titken charge of the AH TOR HOUSE, ami ha.
re-fltteil and re-fnrniihfd the aunie, and will keep it
aecond to no honne in the State. You need nut fear
Ut'gin him a call, for bin UMe will be .applied with
the beat the country atforda. Charge, reaaonablo
Come one, come all.
Real Estate For sale.
gEVEX OB EIGHT HUNDRED ACHES OF
Farm and Grazing Lands
For Sale on Easy Terms.
Alio, IIOl'SE AIVD LOTS in Eugene.
Inquire of '
GEO. II. TIIIKSTOX.
Carding and Spinning.
HAVIKO PTTtrnASED the Machinery owned
by C. (ioorichild, I am now prepared to make
ail kin da of
YARN", BATTS, Ac,
At the Lowest Living Rates.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON
Lecend of Lynx Hollow.
Away back in the days of boiled wheat
end milk, about the miuMIo of the buckskin
ige, then lived Id a canyon in the mountains
of this county, a family named D .
The head of this family, whose name was
Ellins, was passionately foud of tbo chase.
The black-tailod door trembled at his
approach, and tbo big five-point bucks drew
in their horns and struck for big timber at
at the wind of him. Ho was familiar with
danger in every shape, and when night over
took him, as it sometimes did, many miles
from home, his only regret would bo that he
could no longer see to shoot.
On',day Elias, accompanied by one of
bis neighbors, had penetrated deeper into
the forest than usual. They had shot at
and wounded a deer, and wero following a
bloody trail," when the scream of the
panther and hoot of the owl warnod them
of the approach of night. With great
reluctance they abanlon.d tho pursuit
mounted their horses and started for home.
The night was an uncommonly dark one, but
tbey finally succeeded in reaching tho open
ground, where they separated, each going to
his respective ranch. Our hero, Kliuj, met
with no occidi'ut until he reached a pain
about a mile from borne, when his horse
commenced to show evident signs of fear.
hlias glanced around for the cause ol this
unusual demonstration on the part of bis
usually quiet and gentle steed, and discovered
a little fire-eyed boast, dill'creut in ajipeurunce
ana actions Irom anything lie had ever seen
co mini; bounding duwn tho hill towards him
apparently jumping twenty leet at a bound,
Ho (Llias) bad not lost a creature of that
sort, and was a huuter, who would turn
his back to'nothing that ran in the wooiIp
llu ruined his trusty deadwood, and sight
ing at its eyes, which cloumed like couls of
fire, fired ut it. As be shot his horsn became
perfectly unmnnngtmblo, rearing und plunging
Iruiiticiilly, and taking the till in his teeetli
started towards home at a tearing gallop,
Elias lost his gun ai.d bat, and some cynical
peoplo hinted that he lost his reason, bnt 1
knew him too well to beliov that. The
horse jumned fences and everything imagin
able in his mad career. All this time the
nondescript creature trotted easily and calmly
along, as if be enjoyed the race, amusing
himself by occasiouully leaping over tho
horse's neck when he wished to change
sides. This race terminated at the door of
the cabin, where the frantic animal stopped
Mrs. i n hearing the wild clatter of
hoofs, and fearing for the safety of ber
beloved Elias, seized a firebrand and came
to the door to tbrow light on the subject.
She literally did this, for on catching a
plitnpseof tho terrible animal accompanying
her husband, she threw all tbo light, consist
ing of a big pir.e knot, at it, and hustily
returned into the bouse, hlias as hastily
followed her, leaving his horse go loose, with
the saddle on his panting sides, and the
bridle iu bis foaming mouth. Their door
was but ft bait door, an institution
known in the " buckskin nee," and through
out that long, eventful night they could see
over this Iruction of a door, the hideous
animal watching every motion of the inmates
of the cabin with his frightful gleaming
eyes as if selecting a victim Irom the l.iinily
within. They shouted, whistled, stumped
on the floor, but all to no purpose, the devil-
ishh eyes were still there. J hey threw tiro-
brands, hot ashes, "andirons," and everything
available without any apparent effect. Thpy
held a counsel of war, and concluded that
as it was proof agaiust (ire, it must be fres-h
from the infernal regions ; so they ceased
firiner and watched and prayed the remainder
of the night. In the morning the creature
had disappeared, but its tracks wero thero.
By actuul measurement its first jump from
the point at which Elias first saw it, was
eighteen feet. Those who saw the tracks
and beard the tale or our bero next day,
pronounce it a species of lynx in absence of
a better name. Whether they meant a real
lynx or one of the missing links in Darwin's
chain, does not appear, but the latter Js the
most probable, as Darwin's origin of
species and other scientific works wero very
common at that period and in that locality.
At any rate the selection of that name was
an event of historical Impart, for it was
destined to be perpetuated in the name of
that place. It is called " Lynx Hollow"
even unto this day, and is now a place of
some, note, celebrated lor us medicinal
spring, and for the great quantities of pota
toes, onions, children, beets and cabbages
produced and exported. The residents are
now building tan elegant school bouse, and
considering their many difficulties, this is
Let us bope that this will prevent tbe
reappearance of tbe "gobblin lynx" of the
' buckskin age.
Proceeding, of the Centennial Hoard.
January' 27th, 1876.
The Centennial Board of Commissioners
for Oregon, met according to previous cull
at the St. Charles Hotel, in the city of Port
land, and after a careful and satisfactory in
spection of the articles collected and await
ing shipment to Philadelphia, and a full dis
cussion of tbe measures necessary to secure
tbe success of the enterprise to the honor
of the State, and the satisfactory represen
tation of her material resources, unanimous
ly adopted the following resolution, viz.:
Whereas, A large and well selected as
sortment of specimens are already collected,
or in an advanced state of preparation, for
shipment to the grand Centennial exhibition
to be hnlden in Philadelphia, illustrating tbe
agricultural, mineral, forest, marine ntid in
dustrial resources of Oregon, including our
interesting native firri and fauna.
WitFEitAS, Tbee articles cannot be trant-
porieo ,u.rr7 p.acea ,u wy pace "" ' the battle of Hunker Hill, when the
oor fctate, and properly cared foi and exbih- i , "
ited without th prince of a competent j gallant and chivalrous Southern reg
and reliable agent during a period ol at least iments from Richmond and Charleston
.-J - LI , I 1 . L , I . . , H
AViikrras, It Is eminently fitting that this'
expense should be borne by the entire peo
plethat Is, by an adeqnato appropriation
by tbe legislature, from the State treasury,
as a proper testimonial of public spirit,
nationality and patriotism ; and, -
W'iikrkas, A careful estimate of tho
amount required i not less than 87,000, a
portion of which has already been expend
ed, snd a large part is absolutely required at
once in order to forward and arrango the
products to be exhibited, and the wholo
needed before Legislative action can be
secured ; therefore.
HctolveJ, That the Hoard of Commifsion-
ers realizo the "crisis as present, when th
public spirit of th.se possessing the means
must be appealed to Tor Ilia funds requited
to meet the emergency and secure to our
State the honor of success, and save her the
ignominy of fuiluro in this grand jubilus of
our itepuDiic, now attracting the admiration
and generous co-oporation of all enlighten
IMvetl, That this Hoard, having tho
fullest confidence in the intolligonce and
State pride as well as patriotism of their
fellow citizens, plndge themselves to secure
the earliest possible, legislative action for the
reimbursement of thoso citiaens who moy
advance the fiinancial aid nocded to assure
the success of our Doble enterprise
Tbe following was, on motion, also adopt
ed: Revival, That the following named gen
tlemen be committees in their respective
counties, to bring this important subject be
fore the people, and secure their favorable
Portland Hon. Henry Failing, 0. H
Lewis, Cupt. J. C. Ainsworth, V S. Ladd
Hon. II. V. Corbett, S. 0. Heed.
Salem Hon. Secretary Chad wick Hon
Asaliel liush, Hon. K. X. Cooke.
Dallas Hon. J. W. Xesmith, David
Monmouth President Campbell.
Lafayette Dr. Watts, Win. (Jallowsy,
McMinnville W. T. Ncwby. Dr. John.
Washington county Hon. Thomas Cor
nelius, Hon. Ulysses Jackson, Abibo Watt,
Clatsop Hon. W. D. Hare, Con. Adair,
A. an Dusen, James 1 aylor.
Albany Martin 1 nine, L. V. JJIacUinsto
Layton liluine, (i. A. Hill.
Jlurnsburg Hon. Hiram Smith, Hon.
lirownsvillu W. R. Kirk.O. Coshaw.
Scio Jessio Irwin, Itev. Mr. Ostronder.
Kugene Hon. Geo. Ii. Dorris, lion. J. J.
Walton, Jr., Geo. Humphrey, Thomas
Corvullis Dr. J. Bailey, E. Ilartless,
Hon. J. C. Avery.
lloseburg luoinas bmitb, Judge W Oth
Ashland Judge Tolman, W. C. Mycr.
Jacksonville Hon. Henry Klipnel, Wm.
Huffman. . .
. Dalles Col. Gates; J. W. Brazee, S. L.
Baker City Hon. Jas. W. Virtue, Dr.
Ltttirande lion. J. &. Slater, C. M.
L. F. Grovkr Gov. Oregon.
Ex officio Pres't Board Centennial Com.
A. J. Dupur, Commissioner Alternato.
Associate Coinmiasioners E. It. 'Jeary;
M. Wilkins, C. P. Burkhart, Matthew P.
Maine and Amnesty.
Tho Now York Herald says that
in tlio recent debate on tlio amnesty
Blaino tnado a parliamentary
success, but a political mistake. It
goes on to say :
" The adroit way in which ho over
reached and outwitted Mr. nandallin
getting a chance to deliver his pre
pared speech and open tho sluices ol
debate shows that he is no ordinary
master of parliamentary tactics; but
would have been better for his
political prospects if he had lost tho
opportunity which ho extorted. It is
too late in the day to rako open the
decaying animosities of the late war
with personal or political profit to any
disturber of the kindly feeling between
the North and the South. It is absurd
to the degree of being ridiculous lor
any sano man to affect to think that
it makes any kind of difference to
any public interest whether Mr, Jeffer
son Davis is relieved or not relieved
from his political disabilities. There
is no chance ot his election or appoint
ment to any rederal ollice, and even
if ho could have such chances after
an aot of amnesty it is impossible to
see what harm he could do or would
mve any temptation to do moro than
any other ex-rebel in 8 public trust.
The treatment of the prisoners at
Andersonvillo is a question which
belongs to history and not to politics.
It is a dozen years too late for remedy,
and it is better that it should be buried
out of sight with the other unpleasant
and irritating events of tho war.
There is nothing which the liberal and
generous public feeling of the country
so little disposed to tolerate as the
gratuitous tearing open of old wounds
in the interest of political ambition.
Mr Ilainc, to use a common phrase,
does not " understand his epoch." He
foigets that this is the centennial
year, and that the Presidential con
test, ia which he hopes to be a can
didate, will be deeply colored by
patriotic feeling and by sentiments
of generous fraternity like those so
applaudinzly' manifested at the cen
tennial celebration of the battle of
' were greeted with a wanner welcome
and received more distinguished marks
oi nospitaiity man any ot tho other
participants in that affecting tribute
to tho memory of tho Datnotio dead.
Mr. Blaino is, not only out of hannon v
with the magnanimous sentiment of
A ew England as manifested on that
deeply interesting occasion, but ho
is ecjnally out of harmony with tho
patnotio sentiment of his native Stato
oi Pennsylvania, on whoso support
ne nas tieretotore counted in his Pres
idential aspirations; Tlio Stato of his
birth and tlio section of his adoption
aliko repudiate his wanton attempt to
rip up out sores and prevent tho cor
dial fraternization of tho North and
tho South in this centennial year. His
centennial friends will bo appalled at
his blunder, and will withdraw their
confidenco from sq indiscreet and
reckless a man. When tho appropri
ation lar their great exposition was
on tho very edgo of success he has
put it in peril and dealt it a more
deadly blow than it was in tho power
of all its other opponents to inflict.
The Pennsylvanians, and, indeed, tho
wholo country, havo been courtinc
and inviting nn " eraofgood feeling"
in connection with tho Centennial
Exposition. It has been the hono of
all magnanimous citizens that al! the
unpleasant memories of tho civil war
would bo buried " deeper than ever
plummet sounded" in tho proud and
exultant patriotism of the centennial
year. Ami just at the point when an
appropriation to promote this noble
object was about to como up for tho
consideration ot Congress, steps in
this ambitious Marplot to rako open
tho old Viuarrel, set tho North and
South by the ears, flaunt tho-most
disagreeable and revolting tonic in
the history of tho war, and deal a
deadly stab at tho success of the
Centennial Exposition by alienating
scores of members who would other
wiso liavo voted lor tlio appropria
tion. Jirilliant as was Mr. Hlain's
stroke of pnrhmoutary tactics nobody
will envy liuu Ins laurels.
Grant's Third Term.
The Now York llcvakl has over a
column editorial, entitled the "Im
pending Crisis," in refcrenco to Pres
ident Grant's manouvors for a third
term from which we make the follow
ing extracts :
It is an unploisant fact, but not the
less a trust, that President Grant
wishes to bo eleotod to a third torm.
Ho is only lilty-threo years old aifd
depends largely on ollioial station for
the pleasures of his life. He has been
often solicited to disavow such ambi
tion unequivocally, aud never has
dono so without limitations and res
ervations which emasculated the disa
It is also an unpleasant fact, but
not the less a iuut, that President
Grant holds a mortgage on tho solid
Southern vote in tho Republican Na
tional Convention and can lorecloso
on it at his pleasure.
These being tho facts that the
President desires a third term and has
a third nomination in his power
what is to prevent him from seeking a
third election ? Nothing but a clear
conviction that ho would fail before
tho people, and such a conviction, it
is plain to Bee, ho is very far from en
tertaining. Tho gcnornl sentiment of
the peoplo against a t iird term does
not discourago him, for he, reasons
that popular sentiment is fickle. Nor
docs tho resolve of tha IIouso ot
Ilepresen'ativcs, for he believes that
it was introduced, pressed and passed
for merely partisan motives, personal
or political. Nor do the opinions ot
prominent Republican politicians
outside of the circle of his favorites,
for he never has accepted their esti
mate ot their own value; he hfs ad
ministered the Government for seven
years, compelling without soliciting
their support, and he feels none of
the paternal affection- for the Repub
lican party which was displayed by
the late Vice President. The truth
is that President Grant is and long
has teen testing the spirit of the
country in various ways at his leisure,
inquiring quietly and curiously all the
while whether one question after
another which ho tosses out lor popu
lar discussion will serve his purpose
of absorbing public issue for his ro
election. The oast and the I ut tire of tho
Republican party are nothing to him
apart from his own interests. They
never have been anythi ig since 1872,
when he raid in his inaugural address
that ho accepted his ( led ion as a per
sonal vindication. He would impress
one policy on the party as readily as
another, so that only it would serve
himself the needful turn.
Gr:ooMf.viTnt'EMAM foktiie Rack,
The Washington correspondent ol the
Cincinnati JJuquirtr says: "There
is a strong but quiet movement on
foot here to push Senator Thurman
for the Presidential nomination. It
is engineered mainly by tx-Confeder-ate
Senators and Representatives,
prominent among whom are Cockrell,
of Missouri, Gordon and Lamar,
together with sevcrar of the tnott
influential supporters of Mr. Kerr in
tho contest for tho Speakership who
were not in tho Tilden programme.
This movement is rapidly gaining
ground and bids fair to result in
bringing up a nearly solid support for'
Thurman Irom tho Southern States to
the National Convention of tho Dem
ocracy, unless tho influences at work
hero are counteracted by the friends
of Mr. Pendleton and Mr. Hendricks
elsewhere. It is noteworthy that
Tilden seems to bo losing ground
rapidly in tho South and among
Southern men hero."
A WoiiUarful Wheal Country.
We havo boen in the habit of sup
posing that the Willamette valley was'
the greatest whoat growing country
in the habitable clobo, and have toll
like indulging in an indotinato amount
of vainglorious boasting over the
record of fields producing fifty bush
els or moro to tho acre, and wholo
farms averaging 85 or 40 bushels.
Rut our boautiful valley ond our farm
ers must look to their laurels honco
forth. From a gentleman of un
doubted veracity, carefulness and ac
curacy, wo receive somo items con-
ceniins: wheat raised in Eastern
Washington' Territory which sur-
passes the best reliablo showing we
remember to havo soon in this sec
Mr. C. Maier, living near tho baso
of tho bluo mountains, in Walla
Walla valley,' in 1873, raisod on ff
GO-aero field, 4,0:20 bushels of wheat,
an averajro of G7 bushels to tho acre ;
and in 1875, from a 60-acre tract, 3,
4'JO bushels, or 57 bushels to tho aero.
- Mr. Mastcrson, residing four miles'
south of Walla Walla, raised on 10
acres 850 bushels 85 bushels to the'
Mr. Kennedy, whoso farm is ori
Dry creek, Bix milos south fromWalla'
Walla, harvested 5,252 bushels from
150 aoros 35 bushels average ; and
this was a volunteer crop, the eeoond
orop from one sowiug.
Thoso crops, says our informant,
wero t produced on ordinary wheat
land, that is considered good, "but no'
better than hundreds of thousands of
acres now lying vacant in Walla
Wall and Whitman counties, especial
ly north of Snake river, whero there'
is a country vast enough to produce
moro than 25,000,000 bushols per an
num, and where a failuro cf crops'
has nover beon known. Oregonian.
Teople who acctiso Orogonians of
telling big stories about the mildness
of the climate should bo here just
about now mid bo oured of their skep
ticism'. What other country that has'
none of tho inconveniences of an ex
treme southern climate can toll of
pansies and other flowers blooming
out of doors in tbe middle of Decem
ber. There are now to bo seen in
this city many instances of this. The
grass is green as in May and growing
only Jess rapidly. Aud instead of the
eternal rains which our Stato is reput
ed to have in winter, tho sky is bright
overhead and tlio air is as balmy as1
a New Orleans winlor. This fact of
tho case may be said to bo exception
al, howover, as our clear weather here
in wmtor is usually a little colder
than the present; but it is neverthe
less true almost every winter gener
ally a little later than this-we have'
more or less of just such Weather as
we are having now. Think of this,
or even of the warm rainy woather
which constitutes our ordinary win
tor, anil contrast it with the freezing1
weathor they are now hav:ng in the'
East rivera closod by ice, water'
pipes bursting, the mercury ranging
from zero to liftoen or twenty degrees
below, and no hope of its "letting
up" for two or three months, and
then say what yo,u think of Oregon
climate. An Orezonian who would
not do a little bragging now and1
then, would deserve to be transport
ed to Greenland. Oregonian.
The Lobbylit of the Seaaou.
Wanhington Cur. of tha Chicago TribM.
We have a lady here this winter"
who bids fair to make more noiso'
than any of her predecessors, so high'
does she fly her kite, and so certainly
does she secure her victims. Indeed,'
sho boasts that no job measure can bo'
carried through Congress without her
approval, for which she demands a
banusomo contingent royalty on tho
expected profits, in addition to a re
tainer in cash. Her influence has
often secured tho attendance of se
member when his vote was sure and
needed, and her fascinations have
been oxerted when it was necessary
that an opposition vote should be ab
sent from the Capitol. She ' ia not
haodsome, but her steel-gray eyes
fascinate like those of a snake, and1
her manners are bewitching. True;'
she is advancing in years, but'
n'unporte, she has genius, tact, a
llioroticrli contempt tor tbe 'conven
tionalities of society, a good share of
strong, practical conmon sense, and a'
keen perception of human nature.
Just now she is the especial champion1
of the Philadelphia Centennial exhi-'