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VOL. 1.
JACKSONVILLE, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21,1871.
NO. 42
POLITICAL CORRUPTION.
well nigh idolized by her people, met
her
first
great
grief
in
the
death
of
the
TI7TLL PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SUR-
JACKSOX COCHTT.
IV GERY, and will attend promptly to all calls Sovereign of England for a Third of a Cen­ Duchess of Kent, her mother, which oc­ How and Why Senators Put Counterfeit
ers, Thieves and Courtesans in Oilice.
tury— Alexandria Victoria—Her Ances­ curred on March 16, 1861.
F irst J udicial D istrict .—Circuit Judge, P. on professional business. His office and residence
are at
Before that year expired, her husband
try, Birth, Coronation and Reign.
P. Prim ; Prosecuting Attorney, II. K. Hanna.
The Overbeck Hospital,
Jnrkton County— Circuit Court, Second Monday
was taken from her, the Prince Consort
In February anil November. County Court, first On Oregon Street, Jacksonville, Oregon.
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dying,
after a brief illness, on December A Washington letter in the New York
[From tho Chicago Times, Sept. 28th.]
Sun tells some of the Secrets of how ap­
Monday in each month.
14th.
“The Queen is in imminent danger.”
pointments to office at Washington are
FROM THIS DATE
County Officer*— Judge, L. J. C. Duncan ;
c
“
Fatal
results
may
arise
at
any
mo
­
made. Under the head, “A Story of a
Clork, Silas J. Day ; Sheriff, Henry Klippel;
The life and course of Victoria Alexan­ Western Senator,” the correspondent
ment.
”
Deputy Sheriff, E. D. Foudray ; Treasurer, John
JACKSONVILLE, OGN.
says :
“She is affected in both mind and body, drina was sadly, strangely changed.
Neubor ; Assessor, David Redpath ; County Com­
She neglected none of the important Sometimes the parties so appointed by
and the worst is apprehended.”
missioners, John S. Herrin, Thomas Wright;
Such is the import of news that finds duties of her position. Her desire for the oflicials approach the Senator or Repre­
School Superintendent, Win. M. Turner; Survey­
or, J. S. Howard ; Coroner, L. Ganung.
its way under the ocean from the Old to welfare of her people was still manifest sentative with whom they have had re­
in the most minute details, but in all oth­ lations with a threat of exposure if he
Office and residence at Ryan’s brick build­ the New World.
Jaduonvillt Precinct.— Justice of the Peace,
er
respects she was a broken-hearted does not get them appointed. The Sena­
ing, Third street between California and Main.
This Queen, whose earthly existence
James K. Wade; Constable, N. Stephenson.
woman,
a sorrowing widow, whose grief tor, for instance, is a married man, lives
now seems to hang by the thinnest of
r»«cn of Jacksonville.— Trustees, James A. Wil-
at
the
loss
of her lord has never been as­ in good style, receives elegantly and en­
threads, is a woman whose life has com­
■eu, N. Fisher, Lewis Zigler, John Bilger and J.
suaged.
tertains sumptuously. He cannot afford
manded the attention of nations and re­
S. Howard ; Recorder, U. S. Hayden ; Treas­
With a few recent exceptions, she has to be exposed. He knows that the wom­
urer, Henry Pape ; Marshal, James P. McDaniel
spect of the world from infancy; whose studiously
(KEPT ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN,)
avoided appearing in public, an who is hanging about to blackmail
reign has been crowned with the honest­
JoSEl'HIXK COIHITT.
except
on
imperative
occasions, and we him is a bad woman. He knows that she
Corner of Stark and Front Streets,
ly expressed admiration alike of auto­
believe
that,
although
her consort has is associated with a man who claims to
County Officers.— Judge, J. B. Sifers ; Sheriff,
crats, republicans, constitutional rulers
T)aniel L. Green ; Clerk, Charles Hughes ; Asses­ PORTLAND, * - -
OREGON. and communists, but whose death is to i lain in the tomb for nearly ten years, be her husband, who is susjiected of be­
sor, R. E. Foley; Treasurer, Wm. Naucke;
centre ujxm the sea-lashed isle, over. she has not wholly dropped the garb of longing to a gang of counterfeiters. Not­
Commissioners, Thomas G. Patterson, II. Wood­
ZIEBER <f; HOLTON, PROPRIETORS.
withstanding he insists that she and her
which she has so long ruled, of more ea­ mourning.
mack ; School Superintendent, R. R. Middles-
Jaunary 7-tf.
THE
EVENTS
OF
HER
REIGN.
lady friend, who also demands a place,
ger
curiosity
thau
ever
the
brightest
and
xrorth.
shall
occupy a position by the side of re­
proudest
events
of
her
life.
During
the
thirty-three
years
of
her
Josephine County.— Circuit Court, 2d Monday
spectable
women in the Currency Print­
in April and Fourth Monday in October. County
reign,
Victoria
has
seen
her
country
grow
OVER A THIRD OF A CENTURY AGO,
ing Bureau of the Treasury Department,
Court, First Monday in January, April, July and
and
flourish
in
all
the
peaceful
arts
at
a
On one glad June morning, the nation
October.
ample opportunities are afforded
whose drum-taps are heard around the rate unprecedented even in England’s where
these
two
lady companions of the sus­
ENGINEER,
entire globe, went decorously frenzied ever-progressive h istory.
pected
counterfeiter
to pursue their crim­
with a loyal joy. On that morning a Literature has had a rank and suste­ inal professions.
HENRY PAPE.
sweet and* lovable girl, just entering up­ nance almost Elizabethan, and the names I am illustrating my point by a real
on her twentieth year, bent her fair head of Tennyson, Dickens, Kingsley, Bul- case. I am not sup|>osing one, nor draw­
wer, Carlyle, Froude and many others
JACKSONVILLE LODGE No. 1#
11IOICE LIQUORS AND CIGARS; C0N- to receive the crown of Great Britain.
have been added during her rule, to the ing upon my imagination. This is not
) stantly on hand.
A RARE AND NOBLE GATHERING
all that the frightened Senator did. He
immortal lists of letters.
old ? its regular meetings on
Graced
the
halls
of
grand
old
Westmin
­
Science has flourished in Darwin, Eric­ demanded that the man himself, who had
every Saturday evening at the Odd Fellows’
CTDW OTOTS, ster, and the occasion was one of royal son,
Hall. Brothers in good standing are invited to
Faraday, Tyndall and Lyell ; as­ received $1,000 hush money, should be
12 1-2 Cents.
•ttead.
EDWIN SMITH, N. G.
splendor,
unmixed
with
any
of
the
pain
tronomy
in the younger Herschel; art appointed in the Interior Department.
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HENRY KLIPPEL, R. Sec’y.
that obtrudes alike upon the gala days in Landseer, Turner, Maclise, and that He was told by the acting head of that
J ohx B ilger , )
department tliat the man was a scoun­
of royalty and humble citizenship. A most inspired of art writers, Ruskin.
S. J. D ay ,
> Trustees.
dull and stupid King has passed to his But it is in statesmanship that her drel ; that he had a bad reputation at
I saac S achs , )
respectable sleep ; sterling ability filled reign has been signalized by the greatest home, and was suspected of belonging to
Regular Rohekah Degree meeting, last Monday
the ministerial and minor positions of of triumphs; by victories beside which a gang of counterfeiters in the United
night of each month, at “J o’clock p. m.
government
trust; the young Queen the laurels earned by the British sol­ States.
May 1st, 1869.
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was surrounded with advisers sage, ear­ diery on the bloody fields of the Crimea, It, made no difference. The Senator
nest and patriotic, and never was there a India, Persia and China, have been in­ saw near him the glare of the demon, and
Oregonian. Pocahontas, Tribe No. 1, Im­
happier outlook for a Sovereign or peo­ significant and barren in results. In this felt his sharp claws in his flesh, for he
proved Order of Red Men,
connection it is singular to notice that in trembled with fear when he heard the
ple.
OLD their stated councils at Odd Fellows’ Hall,
victoria
’
s
ancestry
.
none of the wars in which her country Secretary’s words. “Never mind,” re-
the third sun in each sevenrsuns, at the Sth
AM SELLING A SUPERIOR ARTICLE
run. A cordial invitation to all brothers in good
This young Queen was a descendant of has been engaged during her rule has spodded the Senator ; “if what you say is
of Saddles and Harness cheaper than ever was
standing.
E. D. FOUDRAY, S.
Victoria had an inciting part. Individu­ true he will make a good detective in the
ottered liet'.re in Jacksonville. “Seeing is believ­ the proud house of Hanover, of which
Jos. II. H yzer . C. of R.
ally, she has labored to avert each strug­ Pension Bureau. Appoint him. Set a
she
was
the
sixth
sovereign.
She
was
ing.” Give mo a call before purchasing else­
gle, preferring rather to yield a few punc­ thief to catch a thief.”
the
only
child
of
the
Duke
of
Kent
and
where.
the Princess Louisa of Saxe-Coburg, rel­ tilious points than to be the projector of A* Senator commanded, and the crea­
REPAIRING
ture of the Senate obeyed. The suspect­
ict of the hereditary Prince of Leiningen. scent's of carnage.
ed
counterfeiter was recently removed,
But
the
wars
once
inaugurated,
she
has
Her father died while she was yet an in­
done with neatness and dispatch.
complaint
being made by another Sena­
seen
that
her
Ministry
have
left
no
means
fant, and as neither the last of the
DR. L. DANFORTH,
JERRY NUNAN.
tor
whom
he
had also attempted to black­
unused
to
secure
successful
results,
and
Georges,
nor
his
next
brothers,
the
Dukes
Jacksonville. Jan. 14th. 1871.
jan-lltf.
of York and Clarence, had surviving le­ in every struggle between England and mail, that the fellow was a scoundrel.
gitimate issue, she soon same to be look­ other Powers, while Victoria has been The acting Secretary said : “Yes, 1 think
Call at J. Neuber’s
ed upon as the probable future ruler of upon the throne, British valor has been lie is, and told Senator------- so; but he
AS permanently located on the Fort Lane
insisted and I yielded. If you demand it
the nation. The accession of her uncle, ultimately triumphant.
Ranch, two miles north of Willow Springs,
1 will remove him.”
William
IV.,
to
the
throne,
in
her
thir
­
OF THE PEACEFUL VICTORIES
and offers his professional services to the people of
The Secretary said afterwards that he
nd see his fine stock of new teenth year, made her the full heir pre-
Jaeksoa and Josephine counties.
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Won for the good, not only of England, had removed him ; that lie had pursued
Goods direct from the manufacturers. i sumptive to the Crown.
but for all mankind, we lnav notice the his Senatorial victim and insisted on be­
He has a fine lot o
Dr. L. T. DAVIS,
1IER EDUCATION
Corn law trouble’s excellent solution; the ing reinstated, and the belief is that he is
Sowins Maclilnoai
settlement
of the early Irish difficulties, now in the employ of the Government,
Was
conducted
with
the
high
end
in
Offloe--On ZPine street,
Prices truiu $20 to $110, cash.
view for which she was presumably des­ Chartist agitation, and Jamaica question; if not in the same place, probably in some
tined. The young Princess received the the withdrawal from Napoleon’s ill-ad­ other bureau.
Opposite t he Old
A New Lot of
The same Senator lias paid out to these
IMBRICAN LBV ER WATCHES kindly attentions of tho Duchess of vised Mexican enterprise; the glories of
the great industrial expositions; the thieves, counterfeiters and their para­
Northumberland
and
others,
and
a
train
­
A rkansas L ivery S table ,
Just from the Factory.
ing was bestowed upon her that could Treaty of Washington, and other impor­ mours about $6.000 hush money, besides
not
fail of rendering her truly worthy to tant events of less prominence.
keeping them in snug places in the Gov­
He is agent for the best Rifles and Pistols made,
Jacksonville, Oregon.
be the noble wife, mother, Queen and
HER MINISTRIES
among which is the
ernment pay, where they can spy and
woman she was destined to be.
II 33 ZNT XL Y H. I ZF* Xs IS.
Have been singularly efficient, and the post up their outside confederates. This
1)K. W. JACKSON,
Until within a few weeks of her eleva­ brilliant names of Melbourne, Peel, Rus­ Senator cannot be benefitted much by the
Which repeats FIFTEEN TIMES with once load­
tion to the throne, her life was spent in sel, Aberdeen, Palmerston, Derby and temperance reform which I have sugges­
ing.
ZDZEJSTTIST.
comparative retirement, varied by tours Gladstone, at the head of her various ted, because he is already a pioneer in that
Dental Rooms in building formerly occupied by
All kinds of Watch and Clock Cleaning and through the principal parts of her future
Cabinet of the past, have marked the movement. He is a pious temperance
Dr. E. II. Greenman, corner California and Fifth Repairing done to order at half price.
kingdom.
governmental
records of her reign with exhorter. He has a great deal to say
Streets. AU styles of Dental work done on short
Jacksonville, May 13, 1865.
HER MARRIAGE
notice, at reduced prices. Particular attention
more of individual and collective ability about virtue and against corruption, but
given to the regulation of children’s teeth. Teeth
was consummated within two years after than has ever been seen in the history of he is probably the greatest legislative
EAGLE SAMPLE ROOMS.
extracted without pain by the use of the late
thief in the United States Senate. He is
her coronation. The consort of English an English monarch.
method of local anasthesia. All work warranted.
only
one. There are others. Neither of
royalty
was
Prince
Albert,
of
Saxe-Co
­
THE ONLY BLOT
Satisfaction guaranteed.
these
to whom I have referred
burg
Gotha.
That
the
union
was
one
of
Nov. 20tb, 1869.
nov20 3m.
Upon the escutcheon of Victoria’s other­ can be women
reached
by breaking up certain
hearts
as
well
as
titles
—
of
two
truly
lov
­
THE
wise fair name, lies in the fact that she houses in this metropolis.
do not
ing souls as well as noble blood—all of gave
birth to the young man known as live in such places. They They
are
too
re­
the antecedents of the contracting par­ the Prince
of Wales. Where this sprig spectable !” If a thunderbolt would “ un
ties, as well as every detail of subsequent of royalty ever
acquired his present low roof all the residences in Washington ­
events,
has
proved.
UB UNDERSIGNED HAVE ESTABLISH-
tastes and abominable habits, is a matter when the entire Government is there,
NINE CHILDREN
•A, a Real Estate Agency in connection with Cor. Third A Cal. sts., (opposite the U. S. Hotel,)
which the litterateur scientists, heroes some
morning before dawn, its electric
their Law Office, and are prepared to buy and sell
Were born to this lofty couple, and and statesmen of his mother’s time have light would
astonish the nation.
real estate in this and adjoining counties. Records
JACKSONVILLE, OREGON.
though the advent of each little stranger vainly endeavored to determine.
■earthed and abstracts of title prepared with dis­
called for new titles and fresh allotments A recreant alike to the memory of a
patch and accuracy. Parties at a distance can
of public moneys, there never was a virtuous father and the heart pangs of a PRODUCTIVENESS OF ALFALFA.
communicate with us by addressing
grumble from loyal Britons.
widowed mother ; false to a noble wife,
FAY A REA,
Jacksonville, Oregon.
JOHN NOLAND, FROF’R.
Each succeeding Prince land Princess and contemptuous of the opinion of an
[From the R.F. Bulletin, Oct. 6th.]
April;», 1871.
apu22-tf.
was welcomed with the same salvos, the outraged nation, this princely Micawber
same huzzas, and the same prompt vot­ is loafing about, waiting for something Some years ago a number of men were
<J. W. KABl.BR.
«• »• WAT8OW.
ing of dowers. Indeed, the patriotic to turn up—that something meaning to conversing in Bakersfield, Kern county,
IQUORS by tho glass, bottlo, demijohn, or keg. British heart hailed each new arrival as him a crown. He is fitting himself for California, about feed for stock and the
KAHLER & WATSON,
The proprietor of this old stand was tho first
possibility of its running short. “Well,”
to bring liquors down to a bit a drink nine years gladly as though the tiny lump of royal­ the duties of a throne by dancing attend­ said one, my horse is all right, anyhow,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law, ago in Jacksonville. I will be happy to have my ty had come expressly to bring bpnisons ance upon London brothels ; is prepar­ for I have half an acre of ground sown in
friends call and see me. The best kinds sf wines, upon the nation, on whose shores the ing to do his share in advancing the in­
liquors and cigars always on hands. Families sup sun never sets ; to give, instead of to re­ terests of England by courting the atten­ alfalfa grass for him.” At which his
JACKSONVILLE, OREGON,
plied with the best and purest in the market, a- ceive ; to make other blessed, instead of tion of cockney cads and third-rate hearers all laughed increduously. The
Will practice in the Supreme Court, District, and .teasonable rates.
lying peacefully in its cradle and have Anonymas, and is fitting himself for the idea of talking about half an acre of
Jacksonville,
July
12th,
1871.
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in a domain where the pasture
other Courts of this State.
the golden spoon forced into its mouth advanced views of the nineteenth century pasturage
is
measured
by the thousand acres seem­
OFFICE—In building formerly occupied by 0.
by mixing in pot-house broils and dance­
by Parliament and people.
ed
in
the
highest
degree absurd. The
Jacobs—opposite Court House square.
Victoria Alexandrina was a proper dive orgies. How worthy he is to re­ speaker let them enjoy
laugh, and
mother, and never shall fervid English ceive the crown that has graced Victo­ when they had done, their
JAMBS 0. FAY.
D. B. REA.
he
immediately
ria’s head for a third of a century, and adopted the California plan of enlisting
KAREWSKI, HAVING JUST OPENED tongues cease to glory in the fact tliat
FAY & REA
how much of a chance he stands of respect—offering to bet. He offered to
e a large stook of
SHE NURSED HER OWN CHILDREN.
wielding her scepter, even for an instant,
Attorneys and Counsellors-ateLaw,
Had she possessed all the demoniacal are questions of present and vital inter­ bet his horse against any horse owned by
qualities of a feminine hero, and made of est, and their discussion open and freely the company, that if one of the animals
OFFICE—In Court Honse, up stairs.
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
her country a second Italy ;/ of London by the press and people of England shows were put in the half acre of alfalfa, and
Will practice in the Supremo and other Courts
another Rome, the knowledge of the fact that hearts which are stoutly loyal to the picketed with a thirty foot rope, it could
GROCERIES,
of this State.
that she had dispensed with the services mother, may be rather antipodal in their not eat the grass oft’ this small circle as
BOOTS A SHOES,
of
the domineering wet nurse would have estimate of the son.
quickly as it would grow. This silenced
Particular attention paid to tho collection
enshrined
her
memory
kindly
in
the
his hearers.
of Claims against the Federal and State Govern­
BLANKETS,
THE APPROACHING DEMISE.
One farmer, J. R. Reeder, living with­
tender mammarial British heart.
ments, the Entry of Lands under the Pre-emption
and Homestead Laws, and to the Entry of Mineral
in
a mile of the town of Bakersfield,
HER
FAMILY.
GLASSWARE,
And now, in her fifty-third year, this has half
Lodes under the recent Act of Congress.
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thirty-five
acres of land sown with
Of the nine children bom to Victoria English Queen is said to be slowly, but alfalfa. He keeps
men and a mow­
HARDWARE,
all are still living. Their names and surely, passing away. Some there are, er employed in the three
field
continually,
and
dates of birth are appended :
who, while they refuse in the present they have never yet succeeded in getting
PAINTS A OILS.
Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, Prin­ case to worship the rising sun, cannot ahead of the growth of the grass. It ]>os-
cess
Royal, born November 21, 1840 ; forego tho temptation to slight the de­
Wintjen & Helms, Proprietors.
seems to leap up. It is among
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, born clining orb. Calumny has been able to itively
the
most
nourishing feed on which beef
My Motto:
November 9, 1841; Princess Alice Maud sting its pestilent way even into Wind­
and
dairy
cattle can be fed. Reeder sells
Oregon St., next to Odd Fellows* Building.
“Quick Sales & Small Profits.” Mary, born April 25, 1843 ; Prince Al­ sor Castle. But the edge of its dart all he raises at $17.50 to $20 per ton on
fred Emmet Albert, bora June 6, 1844 ; seems to have been blunted by the appa­
Princess Helena Augusta Victoria, born rently irreproachable life of her whom it his farm, and draws from each acre of the
ESSRS. WINTJEN A HELMS BEG TO
inform their friends and the public generally
May 26,1846; Princess Louise Caroline has feebly assailed. Victoria’s love for thirty-five about $100 per year, of which
—AT—
that they have thoroughly refitted their aaloon,
Alberta, bom March 6, 1848 ; Prince Ar­ her immediate family has shown her to at least one-half is net profit. The total
and reduced the price of liquors to
thur William Patrick Albert, bom May be a woman of true motherly and wifely crop this year will be 200 tons. With
1, 1850; Prince Leopold George Duncan instincts, and these qualities have earned these facts before them, those who have
Albert, bom April 7, 1853; Prince Bea­ for her a warm abiding place in the aver­ said that they were too poor to own land,
12 1-52 CENTS.
Corner of Oregon and Main Streets, offers trice Mary Victoria Fedot®, born April age English heart. Neither the obscure will have to admit either that they were
They will be happy to have their friends “call bargains, such as have not been offered before at 14, 1857. Of these children, the Prin­ hints of disaffected journals, nor the bold­ mistaken, or that they are too lazy to be­
and smile.’'
Jacksonville.
cesses Victoria, Alice, Helena and Louise, er malice of Disraeli can do away with come farmers on their own account.
This stock is fresh and of the best quality, and and Prince Albert Edward are married. the fact that under her wifely, womanly,
English Ale and Porter, CASH purchasers will do well to call on him.
queenly reign, England has enjoyed more
C lothes - pins boilpd a few moments
HER GREAT GRIRFS.
of substantial prosperity and prestige and quickly dried, once or twice a month,
After a married life of almost unbrok­ than was ever vouchsafed that nation in
together with the finest brands of liquors and ci­
become more flexible and durable; clothes
en
prosjierity, the child worshipped by the same period of time in the past. •
gars always on hand.
lines will last longer and keep in better
the mother, the wife truly loved and
in exchange for goods. Also ground salt in
order for wash-day service, if occasional­
60 Points of Billiards for Drinks, taken
cherished
by
her
husband,
the
mother
50 and 100 lbs. saeks, and fine Liverpoel salt.
L ondon is to have a children’s theatre. ly treated in the same way.
adored by her children, and the Queen
April 1st, 1870. .
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January 7th, 1871.
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orrxcxAii directory .
DR. A. B. OVERBECK
K1T HAPLN,MT1)?,
COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
R*ILRO*D SALOON.
C
H
QUICK SALES
And Small Profits,
“IS MYM9TT0.”
I
Jusino Carbs.
Physician and Surgeon,
H
JEWELRY STORK,
A
BEIL ESTATE AGENCY. Pioneer Bit House,
T
L
CHEAP FOR~CASHT
G
W#*
THE TABLE JtOlK SHOOT
M
THE BRICK STORE,
Staple Produce
THE DYING QUEEN.
fpNj' LEGAL TENDERS taken at par for
subscription.
COURTING IN NEBRASKA.
Effect of a Scarcity of Single Women,
A Nebraska correspondent of the Syra­
cuse Standard writes as follows :
“There is lack of woman’s nursing,
There is dearth to woman’s tears.”
Certainly not, because they are unnec­
essary in this Western region; but the
fact is, the women are scarce and tho
men are plenty. In market phrase, the
woman “demand far exceeds the supply.”
Those inexorable laws of supply and de­
mand, about which political and other
economists delight to talk, have not cor­
rected this acid question. A heavy dose
of girls—none of your homcepathlc pre­
scriptions—is what Nebraska needs, and
the stomachs of the young men will al­
ways remain sour until the supply comes.
You have no idpa East how anxious young
men in this region are to marry. In the
words of a prairie farmer, “courtin’s hot.”
The poor man is passing through a bit­
ter experience. A party of us were duck­
hunting tho other day on the Missouri
bottoms. Night overtook us before we
were aware of it, and we were obliged to
seek lodging at the first dwelling we
could find. It was a small one-story
-structure of three rooms, and occupied by
a family of six—father, mother, daughter •
and three sons. The sons were all un­
married, and from the calls that were
made Afterwards, we judge the daughter
was unmarried also. We hadn’t been in
the house five minutes when some kind
of vehicle drove up and two young men
were ushered into the parlor. Straight­
way the mother and daughter held a
whispered conversation, which closed
with an invitation to the sitting-room for
supper. It was evident the young men
callers had been to tea, as they staid in
the parlor ■with “sweet sixten.”
Scarcely had we taken our seats at the
table when a howl from the dogs outside
announced another comer. He seemed
to avoid the front door, and knocked at
that where our party was just sitting to
supper. The mother rose to answer the
summons, when we were surprised by tho
daughter opening the parlor door and
rushing forward» with “Don’t get up,
mother! It’s one of my fellows 1 Como
in, Jim ; how do you do ?”
And Jim entered in response to the
cheery salutation. He made himself as
comfortable as possible till we had finish­
ed our supper, when another whispered
consultation proved that the “parlor is
as full as it ought to be,” whispered by
Miss in res])onse to some motherly sug­
gestion. The old gentleman solved the
question by inviting us into the kitchen
to smoke. It was evident that Jim didn’t
smoke, for he remained in the sitting-
room. We should have doubtless en­
joyed a quiet cigar, had not the old lady
opened the back door, and shouted at the
top of her voice: “Come round here to
the back door.”
It was another young man, and we
fancied he looked as if he had come in
rather late. Two young men within the
parlor, one in the sitting-room, and one
in the kitchen. What should l>e done?
The courting business was getting hot!
There was another talk between mother
and daughter. 11 was evident their devi­
ces had been exhausted. The old gentle­
man was called into the corner. He set­
tled the question with a whisper: “I’ll
be damned if I’ll move agin till the sit-
tin’ room’s full!”
Into the sitting-room, went number
four, and we smoked. It was full ten
minutes before the next disturbers came,
and* they entered the kitchen with the
air of old acquaintances. We looked anx­
iously at the host. Taking his pipe from
his mouth, a single sentence relieved us :
“Them’s the widowers ! Stick !”
And we “stuck” and smoked on. For
the next half hour the girl must have
been kept busy. The widowers had cer­
tainly a third of her time. It was nine
o’clock. We wished to go to bed, and the
only bed we had discovered was in the
parlor. The old gentleman divined our
wishes, and said:
“I’m sorry, gentlemen ! But this is
one of the regular courtin’ nights! Them
two fellers in the parlor never leave afore
midnight, and the widowers alius stay
all night. And that ain’t the worst of it.
Dan’ll be here at ten o’clock! I and the
boys alius sleep in the haystack Friday
nights. Yer welcome to that I”
The parlor, sitting-room and kitchen
being full, we retreated to the haystack.
In response to a question on the point, the
old gentleman said that—
“Friday night it’s purty bad, but Sun­
day it’s wuss. Last Sunday night there
was ten on’em, and the gal is gettin’ more
and more partikiler. The more she gets
the more she wants !”
On the haystack, with a stift’ breeze
driving away the mosquitoes, we heard
Dan driving up. One of the last remarks
of the old man before we fell asleep was,
“Yes, gentlemen, courtin's hot in Ne-
brasky !” .And we believed him.
P resident G rant has declined to be
present at the re-opening of a railroad in
Canada, alleging as a reason that it has
not been customary for a President of the
United States to leave the country during
his term of office. There are certain oth­
er things which other Presidents never
did. The did not grow' rich by accepting
presents from office seekers ; they did not
fill lucrative offices with their relations ;
they did not spend months in idleness at
fashionable watering places. Tf Grant
had followed the example of his prede­
cessors, he need not have been ashamed
to make a brief visit to Canada.
Such ]»erfect love as this is seldom wit­
nessed in this selfish world. It was de­
veloped last summer by a conversation in
a dark corner of the West Point Hotel
piazza. The interlocutors were a young
married couple. “Who’s tweet ?” “Why,
oo’s tweet ” “No ! oo’s tweet.” “Whose
little birdy is you ?” “Go’s little birdy.”
The remainder could only be expressed
onomatopoetically.