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WHOLE NO. 531. EtjGENE CITY, OR., SATURDAY, JANUARY1878. $2.50 per year IN ADVANCE.
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OFFICE In Underwood's Brick UuilJiny,
over Cr.iin's Jewelry Store.
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To all who are HniTtrintJ frmilhe emirs anl
indiscretions of youth, nervousVakneos, kc., I
-;n ...n,l a reoiiw that will cul you, FKEE
OK CHARGE. This great rledy was uis
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j,l a aelf-ml.lrens.nl letter tcMl.KV. JosEl'll
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Citv, and reniectfiilly folic: a
public patrons',".'. Heftw liy l'
k Cardwell, l'ortlaml.
ire of tlia
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tiHYSTCTAN AND S1JGEON,
aa.. An lVlnlli (Slrcet. oi)lo tlie St.
( harlea Hotel, aud at Ke4 nce,
w.,TftKVM CITY OK It OX.
Dr J. C. Shiei(
OFFERS HIS PUOFESSU)l SEIs
vieea to the citizens t Eiiuen.lity.md
..rroiimliiK ennntrv. Siieuinl attelili civen
to all OiiSTETIU'OAL CASES wil.TER-
INE DISEASES entrusted to Ins ca
Ollice at the St Charles Hotel.
DR. JOSEPH P. G
CAN mi FOUND AT IHSOFFK
idence when not professionally ell
Otlice at the
TOST OFFICE DRUG STOP.
Residence oh Eighth street, opposite
Chas. IV.. J!orn,l
PRACTICAL G UNSMffl.
.DEALER IN UNS. P.I
ninl materials. Rci..irill',' .
the neatest style anil air
Sewing Machines, bates,
Guns loaned and ammunition furniij.
1..... Vii.tli at.rei-t. OlIDOSltO Star l-
mi Purchasing Aget
B. SAN FRANCISi
J. S. LUCXEY,
Clocks, Watcnes, Chains, Jewelry, ei -
Kcpairiiif; Pruinptly Jvvmited. It
Ellsworth & Co.8 brick, Willamette Street
Bonk and Stationery
10 1 w I
TJOST OFFICE BUILDING, EUGENE
I r: I I....... nn h;i i.'. and i::n ci'ntantlv
eceivin; an assortment of the l'.est School and
Miscellaneous 1Kk,ks. i.uioni'iy, nw" j-.---,
Portfolios, Cards, Wallets, P.laiiks. , Wtn,,!,.
faaes, etc.. etc. A. S. PA1 i KUMl.N.
LIFE OF TRADE!
TT7IT.T. DO WORK CHEAPER tlJin any other
V abop ia town.
HORSES SHOD ICH SI 50,
Withnew material, all roani. Bescttinj oil shoe.
All warranted to clre .atlolaetlon.
Shop on Eighth si., opposite Eum
DR. J OILY 11ERRD0LD,
SURGICAL AND SECHlSlCAL DE5TIST,
HAS REMOVED TO P.f ISERURG, Ore
gon, where he respectfully oSers 1 r
Tices Ut the citiienU of that p'ac an- vicinity
la all the branche of his rinfes-iioi!.
I WILL OFFER FOR SALE TO THE
bighest bidder, oa the 20th day "f Januarr,
17, 1-t No. 6, and the wt h.ilf f l"t No. ",
t-.l.wt Vr. t ,.i J,.i,.r,l'. il,liti..n tti En ne
City, Lane cunty, li-g 'n, (U iiig f..nner rci
dene of D. B. Grav.) 1n:c crwh.
i. M. OMJPEK. Trurtw.
"Vie king of all publication imialfortht
young on tuner tide of the Atlantic; south-
amton (England) Obsorver.
The third volume of this ineompamhle Masratins
is now completed. With lU SIKI royal oetavo pairos,
and six humlreil illustrations, its splendid serials,
its shorter stories, poems, aud sketches, etc., etc., in
its beautiful binding of red and gold, it is the most
splendid gift, book for Ixiys and girls ever issued from
tne press. I'rire, II ; in full gilt, fi.
ST. NICHOLAS FOR 1877,
Which onons with Xovemlier. lHTfi. tmnni a short
and very entertaining serial from the Kreiu h, "I'he
Kiiiilom of the Orecdy," A story adapted to the
Thanksgiving season. Another serial of absorbing
interest 10 Hoys,
" IIIS OWN MASTER,"
UT J. T. TnOWllllllKlE,
author of the "Jm-lt Ilantrd Storios," in the Christ,
mils Holiday Numlicr. llesides serial stories,
Christ mas stories, lively sketches .ihitua and picture
.or int.- ii.Humji., am. soii.u as.ouitilllllg llluturaTlons
of Oriental sihirts, with drawings try Siauicmiartists,
THE ClilllSl'MAS IIOUIIAY NU.MHER Or'
hi. NICHOLAS, superbly illustrated, coutuins
very interesting paper.
' THE HOYS OF MY CIULDIIOOD,"
liy WILLIAM . Tl.LK.N UtlYANT.
Da not Fail to liny St. Nicholas for the
Christmas Holidays. Price, To Cents
Paring the year there will lie iuteifsting papers for
Hoys, ny Ulam CuHen Jlryant, John it. Whither,
Tlionas Iliclics, William llowitt, Dr. Ilolian.l,
inoive .11 u li.iiiaKl, rmutom II. uuut, rrauk K
Htis'kton. and otliers.
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inUrest to girls, hy Harriet 1 'rest-ott MKimml, Piu-
san Cisilidirc. S;inih Winter Kellogg. Elizabeth Htu.
art l'helps, tiuisa Alcott, .iicretta P. Hale, Cclia
J liaxler, .Alary Alapcs Uoilge, anil many others.
1 acre will lie also
" TWELVE BKY PICTURES,"
UT piiok. PBOirron,
tho Astnimer. with maps, nhowing"Tl:o Stars of
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any aeriea in popular science recently givnn to the
AMUSEMENT- AN'l) INSTRUCTION, with
El'.N' AND KUOI.IC.and WIT AN'l) WISDOM,
will lie mingled as heretofore, and Sr. Nicholas will
continue to delight the young aud give pleasure to
GOOD NEWS FOR BOYS AND CIRL8.
To meet the demand for a cheaper Pt. Nicholas
Gift-Hook, tho price of vols. land II has lieeu re
duced to .'1 each. The three volumes, in an elegant
library rase, are sold for fin in full gilt, fill, so
that all may give their chil'lrcn a complete set.
These volumes contain moi eat tractive material than
nfly dollars' woith of tmlinary children's liooks.
Subscription price, f 3 a vear. The three lioiind vol
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click, or r. O. .Money onler, or m registered letter,
to Bi'iiiiiNKii Uo.. 743 Droailway, a. I.
Has taken iiosses:iion of tho
Lucksy Livery Stable,
And will carry on a
GENERAL LIVERY BUSINESS.
Horses fed and boarded by the week or day.
HORSES AND PUGG IES FOR HIRE.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
EUOENE CITY, OREGON.
3KSS. A. EEN7EEW, : Prop
Having a'aiii tulen possession of the old and
ST. CHARLES HOTEL.
Which has been newly furuinlied mid refitted,
is now open f:io the veccpti' ii of quests.
1 have httcen rooms m the
FIRE PROOF BRICK BUILDING
making; 50 rooms in all. It is the most coinnio-
lou" ami best appointed house in the btate
south of Salem.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
B. H. JAHE3,
MAN U FAlTl'll Kit OF
mm SHEET IR0 WAKE,
F. u no no (II j, - OroRon.
Keeps constantly on hand a complete assort
in and Sheet-Iron ' Ware, Stoves,
Ranges, Pumps, etc.
Repairing dono promptly and ia the best
rrrtiiancnlly Cured -no humbug-hy
I one mourn' iiKiigp of Dr. f-iouiaru'i-.
1 t-U'Irnl4d InlHllliile Fll I'ou ilvni. lo
I I'liuvmce sultftXTH tlnit thewe piiu'derfl will do nil w
tun tor tht'in, will bcii'I ti:eui hy mail, pom
ltd, a ire i riai rix. a jt. tMiiftiM u
t only lmysli iiin that hanuver lurvle th'a fliwae
iiHiRTial Htiiily, anl uk to our kiiriwledyo tbuurtaiidi
niveU'-n iieriiinnenllv fiired ly the uw of
blifrte Vow den, we u ill ttiiai nnlpp a pcr-
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onry rxpoudttd. All utpmn alumM mve
I it's I'yW'lfin tin early trial, una DO cuovmron ol
Vt ir fiiiT.tivo iowtrM.
ncet fur laiB lxf $3 00, or 4 Iw-xm fur flrt W,
U i-y niau to any p.irt i L niui hTat'-jj or anaia
koocipt ol price, or ty expren, u.u. v. AaareM,
ami cV kii:i:
SCO Fi ltos Ptrekt, Pbookstk,
I'D a RENSrSAY, Proprietors.
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND,
'deaf . of Ml kinds. Tard, Tallow, tc. Will
i chinks from S to 5 cents.
I "sh to buy vmir goods cheat), von must
go to the st. .re of
keep one of the Urjjest stocks of
Portland, and they sell grxl ci 'sp
in be bought anywhere in the u-
1 1 f Lnrch Bron. onstts of Aaron
LnC A RD-Very n-t -nt tb.
OLAK1J OH-11 E.
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ILIP. Vf,UOl a:a the c!e
Ul titl-rat-l .V"H.
T. G. UENUUI'-HS.
Cbaplcr on NUaci.
The deaHlittle Misses we meet with in life,
What holies and what fears they awaken ;
And when a man's taking a Miss for his wifej
He is Miss-led as well as M iss-taken.
When I courted Miss Kidd, and obtained the
I thought, in the warmth of my passion,
That I'd made a great hit in thus gaining a
But 'twas only a Miss-calculation.
For so many Misses surrounded Miss Kidd,
lth me anil my love interfering ;
A jealous Miss-trust put into her head
That she ought not to give me a hearing.
There's a certain Miss-chance that 1 met with
Almost sent my hoes to destruction j
And she felt a suspicion of all 1 might say,
And all owing to one Miss-construction.
Deceived by a Miss-information, I wrote,
The cause of her anger demanding:
Miss-direction prevented her getting the note,
Anil introduced .Mias-unlcrstaiilin:
When to make her my wife I exultingly
Miss-belief made her doubt mv intention.
And I nearly got wed to Miss-fortune before
I could wean her from luiss-appreliension.
But when she no longer would yield to Miss
doubt, Nor lie laid by Miss-representation,
Sho had by Miss-like a most serious fall out,
And to wed felt no more hesitation.
But when to the church to bo married wo
Miss-take made the parson to linger,
And I got so annoyed by an awkward Miss
fit, I could not get the ring on her finger.
Having been so Miss-used, I now kept a
Though I still lived in fear of Miss-carriage
And I found, when too late, an unlucky
Interfered with the iovs of mv marriage.
Miss-rule in my dwelling put everything
Mfss-manageineiit there took her station.
Till my cash, like the time I take singing
Was all wasted by Mum-application.
1BY fERIL A'B ESCAPE.
I was a very bold and fearless girl,
and my brothers and Bisters oiten
dared me to go into lonely places in
the dark, or to do perilous feats of
various kinds, which challenges I
never refused. Often they set out to
play tricks on tne, but it usually hap
pened they iell into their own traps,
whilo I performed my part in safety.
We lived in a large old house,
built of English oak, and bearingjts
nearly two centuries very lightly. It
opened to tha south, and tho two
largo parlors looked to the east and
west. Tho diuing-ball and spacious
kitchen lormed tbo square of tho
house, while at tho west and back
was another largo room, sometimes
called t ne great porcli, ana at tne
east and back w,ib the dairy and an
other porch, lliero were three stair
ways leading to the upper rooms and
garret, whoso ample Space was bro
ken only by the great chimney in tho
We had. a gay and lively house,
and were used to a great deal of
company and visitors, for my parents
were greatly given to the old-
fashioned virtue of hospitality. The
numuiei wuyiarcr coming in at ine
porch was entertained kindly and
given God speed, as well as tbo
guest whose elegant carrige and span
drove arounr; to tho front door on
It was a summer day, and warm,
bright and beautiful. Tho morning
promise! a lovely day. Just after
our early breakfast, a merry party
eamo riding down tho lano m car
riages and on horseback, and callinj
joyously on my father and mother to
accompany them on a pleasure trip.
They were accustomed to this mode
of impromptu festivity, and gaily
answered that they would soon be
ready. It was only the day before that
ray lather retniued from tha Austra
lian gold-uclds and had brought with
him a bag of gold. I knew he bad
this, for I had sevn him the night be
fore counting some out of it and
putting it into another bag.
iliomas brought tho chaise to the
or. Father's fiyorit black horse,
whose coat looked like lustrous vel
vet, and who stepped so proudly,
was pawing the ground imnaticntlv
as ho appeared, lie handed in my
beautiful mother, and I stood looking
on with childish pleasure at her
beauty and rich dress, that so became
I hastened indoors again to see
them wind down tho private way
that lei through our extensive
grounds, and half wished I were old
enough to go with them. Hearing a
slight noise, I turned and saw a
stranger, a figure not unusual, a man
with a bundle hung on a slick.
He was leaning on tha stone wall,
and apparently looking after the car
riages, lis came forward in a mo
ment, and c.Bie.1 if he might sit down
aud rest, and if I would kiudly give
bim something to cat. Ol course I
said yes, and with lighl. steps soon
had bim a substantial lunch of bread
ami cheese, which he came into the
kitchen to eat. Iietsey and Hannah
were busy hurrying to finish their
wotk for they were going out to tea
and to spend tho evening. They
talked gaily about their visit, paying
little attention to the stroller, who
was quietly eating. Ho bad lain his
straw hat on the floor and I saw that
. l'-t head wa bald on the top, and the
ItLiDuiah hair bribed up from behind
He had prominent cars, low for
head and large mouth, with a receding
chin, whero grew a stubby beard of
grizzly black, like his hair. I do not
know why I observed all this, or his
eyes, small and hid under grayish
brows, that seemed to glanco f urtiyely
about him. Hie voice was harsh and
croaking, and had startled mo when
ho first addressed me.
Wo were used to strollers of all
kinds, as I have said. Perhaps 1 was
mentally contrasting his repulsiveness
with my father's noble and dignified
features. He seemed to me very ugly.
I was glad when ho had finished bis
meal and had rison to go. He asked
permission to light his pipe which
was readily granted. Ho went
out directly, passing accidentally
through tho dining-room and out of
tho great ball, where ho lingered for
a moment or two. Ho thanked mo
civilly enough for his! breakfast, but
the girls laughed and nodded as, he
went out, and said they should think
I had picked up a raven.
All that long, bright day I was
busy and happy in tho flower garden,
or sewing, or reading; and when tho
girls left, looking very cheerful at
their half holiday, I wished them a
merry time, and told them not to
hasten homo, for Thomas should come
for them. I expected my father and
mother soon after eight oYock, and
I told Thomas ho might go about that
time, as they would soon bo home
and it looked a little liko rain.
Heavy clouds were gathering in the
west, mil the thunder rumblod sul
lenly, llejtook tho covered wagon
and old gray, and before bo steppod
"Miss Ann, I think you had belter
fasten the doors, as you may bo all
alone for a short time if I go so soon.
Would you not rather thatI should
wait till your father comes?".
"Oh, no, Thomas, I don't mind be
ing alone in tho least, and you ought
to go least it should r'mu bard, tor it
is more than two miles to ride, and
they may not wish to leavo in a
minute. I expect father and mother
every moment. Don't wait."
So Thomas left, and the wagon rat
tled merrily up tho lane I bolted
tho doors, because ho had told mc to,
foroterwisol would not have thought
of it. It crew dark rapidly, and the
thunder began to peal heavily, while
the wind rose, and tho Hashes of
lightning grew more vivid and fre
quent. 1 went out the east parlor,
and looked to the south, but the
sudden fighting up of tho sky and
the falliug darkness did not interest
me long. I could not seo out very
well, either,' as I turned away to cross
the room, and I stopped a moment
with a natural vanity, for I was
young and fair enough to look upon.
1 let all my hair fall loose, and
wound it in long, shining curls over,
my lingers, it certainly did look
handsome, lor it was very thick, and
fell below my waist, and cm led al
most of itself as it fell. There camo
a great flash of lightning, and I saw
distinctly reflected in the glass a
face looking in at the window. It
was an instant ot terror, but I neither
screamed nor moved. Tho face
could not see my face, and I kept my
body still, and rolled tho long sinn
ing rings off ny cold, white fingers.
It was an ugly face, and I recognized
it. I had seen it that morning, and 1 1
knew what lay before me. I. prayed
inwardly a brief prayer for help.
lurnmg from the glass, 1 went
steadily toward tho tableflthat stood
near tno window, an l on which I
had left my candle. I moved steadily
as iisiial,aud took up the water pitcher
aud looked in, then took my candle
and went toward tho kitchen. The
lightning kept flashing, but tho face
did not come again. I dropped my
aridlc on tho kitchen hearth and put
n . . i i r .1 .1
mv toot on ins wick, i sat down tne
)ilcher on the dresser, and with soft,
ight footfall, hastened t'.irough the
west room up tho front stairs, into
my father's chamber, and softly closed
aud bolted tho door at thu top of the
stairs. I unlocked his box, took out
the bags of gold, relocked it and
made my way into the great chamber,
I heard voices; I heard the doors
tried below. I knew it was not my
father. I dared not tremble or grow
faint. I went through that room and
two otters to the garret etairs. I
hardly breathed. I heard & window
pushed up; more than one person
came in at it. I felt about in the
dark. There was a sliding pannel in
the inside of the stairway. I pushed
it, and it rolled o;ick. I entered into
a long closet under tho stairs, aud
slid the pacncl carefully into its place.
I felt cautiously to see if all was sato.
I pulled my dress close about me.
Then I waited. I heard slcpg com
ing up stairs. I heard a search
through all the rooms below, ily
ha:t beat till I thought that each
bo Jnd must be audible, heard voices
one voice, the Haven's. I knew
that harsh croak. It told me nothing.
The face bad revealed all to me.
The man ruut have learned in some
unaccountable way of the bag of.
gold, and learuod, too, when here in
tho morning that I was lo be alono.
It was all plain to mo now. He had
roturned and had brought accom
plices. My peril was terribly. immi
nent. Very soon the steps and voices
came my way. 1 could distinguish
plainly tho words that were spoken.
"Drat her! sho must have seen you."
' No matter; we'll split the box
open with this ax."
I knew tho ax was in tho little
porch. Thomas had set it in when
he had done chopping tho brush, as
it looked like rain.
I heard the steps and voices move
away, a dull, crashing sound, aud
thou stilled, angry tones. I know
they had opened tho box and found
nothing but papers. 1 knw they
would search for me. I heard them
as thoy looked into every room and
closet, and camo up separate. They
all mot at the foot of the garret stairs.
A thick board was botween us. I
thanked God that tho panel closed
shut. I knew it; for no ray of light
"She must bo up hero," said the
liiivon, "and we'll soon have her."
"I'll warrant she is here, and I'll
wring her neck if she makes a noiso
Hut the thorough search was ended
and the voices grew very angry and
lull offrighlfuloalhsand ihrealeniugo
They sat down on the garret steps to
hold a parley. A spider ran across
my face. A spider puts mo in mortal
fear. It was with a great effort that
I kept f.om screaming.
"Come," croaked tho Raven, "let
us go and get tho silver; that will bo
something that will bo something."
"Curse tho silver. Il's tho gold
I've come for, and I'll bum the bouse
if I don't find tho girl! So let her
look out! '
A cold perspiration. Would they
perlorm their threat?
"Good! then the rats will squeak.
Down drop tho money bags, and
we'll choke tho girl lo make her
"Hold your noise. The old man
will bo coming home. We'll be
caught here. Ho quiok."
"Who cares' for him? He's only
one; a bludgoon will give bim a
handy little hcadacho as ho comes
"And his wife?"
They spoke low, hidoous words
that nil do my flesh creep. I almost
was ready lo call aloud, to open the
panel, to give them the gold and bid
them go. Thoy got up, and the steps
and voices went down. It was hor
rible there in tho dark. I was stifling.
I moved the panel slightly. No light
ontered. I slid it softly back. My
resolution was taken. I would got
out of the house, run down the road
and meet my father. I would save
bim. I left tho gold in tho closet,
shutting it close. I stole down tho
steps into tho chamber below.' I
knew thcro was a window open there.
I crept across tho room, listening
keenly. I lifted myself cautiously
on tho window ledgo, and caught a
branch of the cherry tree which grow
close lo tho house. Swinging myself
lightly out, I hastily descended the
trunk of tho tree, and found myself on
tho ground, safe.
No. Tho lightning flash betrayed
me. The Haven's voico shrieked
"There she goesl Catch her! Quick!
Out at the front door came tho pur
suers, hardly ten sleps from tne. I
dashed toward tho thick shrubbery to
throw them off the track. Fortun
ately I knew the way, every step of
it. Tli2y were guided solely by the
sound and flushing light.
"Shoot her by tht next flash 1" cried
My flying feet struck loose boards.
I was naesing directly over f.n old,
unused well, very deep, and it gave
back a hc'.low, resonant souad. Al
most at the next moment I , board ft
crash, thd report of & pistol, a heavy
tall, oaths and a deep groan. Siiud
deriug, I sped on through the ga.'dcn,
up toward the cidef preas, over the
stone wall, down the hollow, up the
hillside, over tho e!ds. Ho steps
folio ved ; no voices ahoutcd zflerno.
I ran down to the cocoad bars and
let them down. It b;gan to rain t
few great drops, then fait, then it
poured. I was wet to the akin. I
ran on; for I ..card advancing wheels
coming rapidly, I stood in the road
and cried; "Father! father!" The
chaise Gtopped. Aucthcr chaise stop
ped also. It was our neighbor's, who
livi d a quarter of a mile further on.
"Ann, my child. Good heavens 1
What ia the matter ? What has hap
I told the whelo in a few words,
amid eager exclamations of jcy at my
safety, of surprise, even ot anger, be
cause Thomas had left me a'.oue.
"Don't blame bim, father, I insisted
on his going."
A hurried consultation took place.
My father was very brave. Our
neighbor was very timid. Ho pro
posed going on to his bouse and re
turning with weapons. In the mean
time I had got into tho chaise and:
crouched down fit my mother's feet,'
who was half crying and wholly
thankful to feel me there.
We rodo on aud came to our gates
under the willows. There were lights
in the bouse, but all was still. Noth
ing moycd. My father put the reins
in my mother's hands, and opened
tho other gate that led up the lane.
'Will you go home with Nathan?"
"And leave you here? No."
"Tako your wife homo, Nathan, if
you will, and como back."
"Wo will stay by you."
"Lot us reoonhoitor tih6n a little."
They got oijt, leaving ns sitting
still. Tho rain fell loss heavily. They
got something that would do for
weapons from the tool house all
was quiet. They weat in. We sat
still, speaking few words, my hand
clasped in my mother's, and my frame
trembling with fright.
"Thomas is comeing!" I exclaimed,
eagerly. "I bear the wheels."
We ca'.lod to him as he came to the
gait, for he could not scj us. He
drove through and called out:
"What's the matter?"
We toldjhitn sutlicicnlly, and ho left'
Betsey and Hannah, and went in at
once, with ouly the heavy whip. We
did not wiat long. Nathan camo out,
directly. "What hove you found?
Who is there?"
"Aro they all gone?"
" Yes, with somo ot the silver and
a few things. . We don't know wht
yet." Tho norses were put under
the shed, and wo all went lu. Father
said calmly: "Wo will take s
lantern, iThomas. and, took around
out of doors a liltlo."
I know they would go to the
old well. I stood and looked out ot
the window and saw the gleam of the.
lautern as it moved. In a very few1
minutes they camo back.
"One of them is dead," said my
father, "and the other lies at tho bot
tom and groans. The third has es
They laid boards Across some bar
roltt in the shed, and brought tip tho
dead man and laid him on them. Ilia'
comrade, who fell in the well, had
shot bun through tho I head as he
plunged through the boards. His
ugly face was uglier. Ii was the Ra
ven. That night my father's prayers
were vory solemn, and hisembraca'
was close as be gayo mo my good
The robbor In tho well was bruised,
bud not seriously hurt. The law
took him to punishment. The third
escaped. I was novor left at home
MAmons of Stoien Moni?. Tb'c'
thirteen ' lifo insurance compa
nies which havo oollapsed sinoo
that sort of thing began are still
in tho hinds of receivers. There
is not the least probability that
any of the baker's dozen will
ever got a fresh start. Eaoh proved
so utterly rotten when daylight was
let into it that it could never again
get business, even though the in
surance department gave permission
to go ahead. The whole thirteen
companies are managed (or munipa
lated) by respectable ainn men of
good social standing who attend
fashiocablo churches and think it'
would be a good thing to take the
ballot away from the 'working
classes. Noi having the figures at
hand just now, I cannot say exactly
how many millions these respectable,
religious, 9Taft'.-flg4-rdstriction gentle
mon have stolen, or permitted to be
stolen, froYa tho confiding policy
holders, who vero credulous enough
to trust them. But the gross amount
is no trifle, 'i'he liabilitica of the
Coctinectal foot up 1500,000 and
the receiver thinks that if the policy
holders live long enough' they may
ultimately get tlih'ty-cents on tho
dollar. Tha liabilities of the Securi
ty tmoun. to something oyer (4,
CCC.000, and it. is doubtful if over
twenty cents on tli3 dollars will ever
be paid. It vculd not be muoh ' oat
ci ths way to put down the aggre
gate of misappropriations, or what
ever they may be called, $15,000,000.
A large part of this sum was on-qucatic-nably
squandered " in loose
management, but another large
part was cortainly spent by the offi-,
oers in extravtgant living. Hartford
AviKACS ExEMPLAr-s. Fair speci
mens of the genus Southern radical
legislator are presented in the persons'
of Congressmen Smalls and Senator
lV.terson. One . sentenced to the
same respectable retreat. Wnat a
pity it is, that the liadical party in'
the South should be utterly destroyed,'
when it was able to favor Congress
with such a liberal supply of state1
prison birds, with others who only'
need a few legal formalities to reach',
the same honorable distinction. W,'
The croup is proving fatal to chil".
drcn in Portland.