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JACKSONVILLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 18G8.
VOL. VIII NO. 79.
I. O. O. F. Jacksonville Lodge
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Truilcci. Jim. SI. Billion. Ilntirv Dnlln-r mwl
loo. II. Dorris.
JWarren Lodge No, 10, A. F. & A. M.
A HOLD their regular communl-
P.i "vycntiotis mo Wednesday Evenings on
ijlvvir preceding tlio lu
II ftOKVIM.K, OUKOO.V.
It- ALEX. Mi
ill moon, iu JACK-
MARTIN, W. M.
TT. Im.oom. S'c'i.
OKlXiON CHAPTER NO. 4,
ROYAI AllCII MASONS,
JACKSON VILLK, OREGON,
Will hold itis regular communications on the
Flrat Nat Mi-it ny Etc. of K wry Month.
All sojourning Companions in good
fending-arc cordially Invited to attend.
G. W. GREER, II. l
O. JAIWIIS. K. V, HUSSBM..
JACOBS, & RUSSELL,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
AND SOLICITOUS IN CHANCERY,
Ofllr iiioiilt the Couvt IInunc
All business committed to their cure will
If nromplly nl tended In. Jiilv 29. 'fi2.
ll. WM. IIOtJTIIITT. JAMKrt II. KAY.
DOUTHITT & FAY,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY,
Will practice In tho Supreme and other
Court ol' till Slate. Munch 4. (VX
R. B. MORFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WJihli nrnctico In the peroral Courts or
y V the First Judical District, and in the
Supreme Court. October 'JO. 'C2.
b" f. dowell,
'ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will iirncticu in all tho Courts of the Third
Judicial District, the Supreme Court of Ore
trou, and in Yrcku, Cul. War Scrip prompt-ipjjolh-deiL
(Succorxor to lie & Gutoii)
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Special attention given to collection
mm. June 10, ISM. -10
GEORGE B. DORRIS,
FOR JACKSON COUNTY.
Onice with 11. F. Powell, K-q.
cigars, todaoco, fresh
fruits, stationery, confkc-
tionery. fireworks. etc.,
Bft-xt Uuor to lit Hillmi-y & IYaUc.
Ihavc jwt opened a new Htoro and stocft
ed it with a choico variety of the above
mentioned urtinlcs. and oiler them for Mile
At tho lowest living prices. Tho best of
igarH ami chowlug tolmceo will be kept
constantly on hand. Thoso desiring any
rliclu in mv lino will save money by glv
ijl me a call. J. ROW.
Jacksonville. July J, 'fill, .illtf
DUGAN & WAXil
rOBWABDING 1ND COMMISSION
ttcJc BMlldtHKi Cor. Front tb FatrMta.
V Y CRESCENT CITY, CAL.
WILL attend to tho Receiving and For
wanling of all Goods entrusted t
their caro, with promntnehH nnd diepntch.
Consignments solicited. Merchandise to
eJvel on storage.
Crcrcmt City, April 1 1, 1863. 1A
N. IJ.-No goods delivered vutll tho freight
nJ charges nro paid. P. & W.
G, W. GREER,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OMce nt hi IUslrtence on Oregon St.
Whoro all thoso knowing themaelve9 In
debted to him. on note or book account,
will plcaxo call and settle up, or their ne
ount will be placed for collection in the
1uuiI of my attorney.
My old I'utrons will si 111 And mo, at ever,
rojuly to attend to my proleealouul duties,
Hay 0, 1863.
HI UII.IUO. I
The vnsFS of heliotrope in Miss DclforilV
dainty little parlor were distilling their
sweetest fragrance in tho delicious evening
braze, that to..cd the muslin curtains to
and fro, through the wide-openrd windows,
nnd I ho cherry boughs overshadowing the
pinm caves were hung with spnrltling
jjwel spruys of crimson fruit. July was
purpling all tho horizon with nincthyet
light July brooded over the hills with len
der warmth ; nnd Clnm Dclford, in lr
dark, rich benuly, seemed like a lypic blos
som of tho richest month in all tho year.
Did Cupt. Vernor notice tho changing
color in her olive cheek the blaze that
glowed beneath licr jetty eyelashes, in
strange seductive brilliance? Did lis- oh
serve how nrristocratically sho hud pond
herself on the tinny foot-stool, close beside
Mildred Moore's shadowy white draperies,
nnd pure, colorless features? Clara Del
ford understood contract nnd harmony
Captain Vernor did not ; he only knew
that the two girls were like rose uiul lilly
fervid sunshine, nnd pale with starlight.
' If I could only do something (or those
poor, snlRriiig soldiers,!' she suid, breaking
the momentary silence, as if iu enntinua
of tho previous conversation. Would it
not be possible for me to devote at least n
portion of my small means to their com
fort nnd happiness?"
Captain Vernor indulged in a quiet
smile ; for the heiress to spenk of her "smull
means 'Uwemed, even to him, like u bit of
" Certainly," he said, " nnd I can assure
you the money could not be spent in u bet
" Will you object to noting ns my treas
urer ?"' smiled Clmn, with pretty, appeal
ing softness in her eyes.
' Not at ull ; there tire, in my own regi
ment, many cases of hardships even desti
tution which it would givo mo great
pleasure to relieve. Tlmulc you" as she
opened the tiniest of silken purses, and
placed n bank-note in bis hand with blush
ing confusion" I know from experience
how much good twenty dollurs can do."
All this time Mildred Moore had sat si
lent in the shadow of tho cherry boughs ;
uo'v she roe, and quietly withdrew. Cap
tain Vernor's eyes followed her slight, wil
lowy figure, with involuntary attraction.
" You innsn't misinterpret poor, dear
Mildred's silence." lisped Clurn, ns the
door Closed ; " of course she is interested
in your hospital reminiscences ; but I don't
think she cares very much about the poor
soldiers Milly's naturo is very sympathet
"And also." ndded the straightforward
soldier, quickly, "her menus nro very lim
ited indeed. She gives music lessons, or
something, don't she?"
He had risen, nnd stood there, tall and
handsome, in tho golden July moonlight-
Clara's beau ideal of n man,
" Good-night, Miss Clara. I mint stop
at liar wood Grnnge for five minutes, to
tell ubout their two boys w1m fell at Fred
ericksburg ; and I've two or three little
errands to attend too- in town. Wo sol
diers, you know, are scarcely at our own
disposal." lie held the little jeweled hand
in bis a moment, perhnps unconcious how
closely he pressed it, und then vanished
through the crimson-sprinkled branches
of tho cherry trees. As ho weut along,
whistling softly to himself, ho thought of
Clara Id her straugo transcendent benuty
of her melting, liqucd eyes, and her mouth,
like capitis bow, carved iu scarlet coral.
" It was generous in her to givo that
money," he thought. ' Hut I can't under
stand haug it ! it's no business of mine, I
suppose; but why couldn't Miss Mildred
have expressed htr sympathy in words, at
least. It annoys me a little ; and yet, 1
don't, for the life of me, see why it Bhould."
" You Bent that set of onyx to my moth
er ?" lie asked, an hour or so later, us he
entered the somewhat stylish littlo jewelry
store iu the raulu street of the town. " i e?
Then it is all right, nnd I may ns well set
tle the bill."
He tossed a fifty dollar Treasury nolo on
the counter ns he spoke.
" 1 hardly like to part with lhat money,"
he laughed. "Tho fact is, I've kept it
about me so long that it seems almost like
u lucky penny. However there it goes
hand over your receipt"
He dashed tho bit of paper into his pocket-book
with the quickness tlint character
ized nil his motions, nnd walked out again
whistling the low rrfrniu that made n sort
of company for his solitude.
It was nearly midnight the air dewy
and puI try, nnd stars blazing in the violet
concave of heaven yet, Capt. Vernor still
sat in his balcony, idly looking nut upon
the summer night, with the faint fragrance
of his cigar wreathed about him. Was he
thinking ol Clara Dclford, or
" Half-past eleven high time I was
asleep," soliloquized the Captain, nt length,
giving his cigar n toss into ihe quiet street
below, and entering a room where n shaded
lamp cast a circle of subdued light on
heaps of disordered papers.
II IT.illn U'tml'j lliw?" tin cnM linlT
-.in.... . .. ri.i.i,
aloud, and taking up a liny noto that
lay lightly on the top. " This is a new ar
rival in my chaos of documents, or I'm
The direction, " Captain Vernor," was in
a strange handwriting nor did the con
tents afford any clue, nothing appeared
further than a fifty-dollar note wrapped iu
n bit of paper no which was penciled these
words : For l he soldiers."
" Clurn Delford again," was Verncr's
first exclamation. " What n splendid crea
ture that is 1"
Tho next glance, however, showed new
grounds for conjecture and perplexity he
held the note in the full glare of tlio lamp
turning it eagerly from side to side.
" I thought I couldn't be mistaken," he
muttcied, " it is tho very note I paid at
Atkinson's to-night here ore my initials,
'E. V.,' in the earner. Now, how on
He paused, apparently in deep thought.
" Very provoking that I enn't find out
to-night,' he murmcrcd ; " but I'll go to
Atkinson's the first thing in Ihe morning."
Tho eaily dew was yet weighing down
the half-blown roses in tho simple garden,
when Captain Vernor entered the jewelry
store where he purchased the set of onyx
for his mother.
" What can I do for you this morning,
Captain?" inquired tho biisk little jeweler,
us ho came forward, rubbing his smooth,
' A great deal, Mr. Atkinson ; you can
tell me to whom you puid out this treasury
note, last night."
He laid the mysterious " greenback " on
tho counter j Alkinsou took it up nnd
scrutinized it closely, then referred to his
" Certainly I can," he said ; " I pur
chased u very beautiful pearl ring of u
ludy yesterday evening, and paid for it
with that very identical bill."
A pearl ring ! the simple words seemed
to throw him ofT the cent again. The jew
eler unlocked his show case, nnd took out
a small violet velvet case, lined with white
silk, in which glimmered a pearl of surpass
ing beauty, set in a plain gold circlet.
" There it is," lie said. Ten yeurs ngo
I sent to New York for that very ring,
ordered by Dr. Moore as a birth day gift
for bis littlo daughter, then just twelve
" Dr. Mooro !" repeated Vernor.
"Yes. Times nro sadly changed now,
yet I did not suppose that Miss Mildred
would ever have been induced to part with
that favorite jewel -tho only relie, I may
venture to say, she Iim ever retained of
her wealthier days."
Captain Vernor looked down nt the
ring through n strange, unwonted mist.
How different was this silent sacrifice of
sweet memories and old associations to
Clara Del ford's ostcutatioua gift from her
overflowing coffins I "Silver nnd gold
have I none ; but such ns I have T give
thee." The words came to him like n rev
elation of Mildred Moore's nature.
Only nine o'clock, but not too enrly for
Mildred Moore to bo watering her sweet
p?as and geraniums in the cottage garden.
Nay, so busy was she with n tinny pink
blossom which had broken from its fasten
ing, that she never heard approaching foot
steps until Captain Vernor's slindow fell
across the flower border. Then she started
up, with large, dilated eyes, liko those of a
Irightcncd fawn, and carmine burning iu
her usually colorless checks.
' Captain Vernor !"
" Do not be startled, Miss Mildred," he
said, with gentle, reassuring accents. "I
have only called to thank yon for your
kind donation to (lie sick soldiers."
She clusped her hands over her flushed
" I beg your pardon ; I did not think
I never intended"
" Nay," he inlerrnpto.?, cnrnoslly, " 1
have learned tho history of the ring. Your
sacrifice is npprecialed, and "
He slopped, for she had burst into con
vulsive sob ami tears. Jt was entirely a
new phasu of her being. Capt. Vernor
stood completely confounded. Had he
known her nil these months, nnd ye 5 re
mained ignorant of the passionate dvpth
nnd emotion of her character? She was
there before him, no longer the fair, passion
less statue, but n lovely woman, made love
lier still by tears I The citadel of his heart
undermined long ngo, unconcious to him
selfsurrendered nt this last attack. And
who could blame him.
"Don't Mildred 1" ho said caressingly.
" My dearest girl, if you knew how it
grieved me to see you weep"
" Pardon me," she faltered : "I nm
nshamed of being so foolish but it was nil
that I had to give."
"Mildred," ho whispered, opening tlw
violet velvet casket, " 1 have brought back
the ring ; will you nccept it again ?"
She looked ut him witli sturtlcd eyes nnd
glowing cheeks, as if some deep meuiiing
lay hidded iu these words
Let mo place it on your finger, love.
Wear it ns nn engagement ring." He
went on : " Oh, M tidied ! I never knew till
now how dear you were to mo ! Will you
trust your future to me ? Will yon be my
cherished, treasured wife?"
What Mildred's answer wns is not all to
the purpose -only Mrs. Grundy thinks it
strange that Miss Moore should wear a
pemt engagement ring when dunnonils arc
arc all tho fashion !
Ridino Astkidk. Miss Harriet N.
Austin, M. 1)., of Dancsville, New York,
is decidedly iu favor of ladies riding on
horseback astride. In tho Laws of Life
for December, 18C2, slie says :
The position which women nssumo in
riding is so unsafe, ungraceful, unhealthy
and unnutural, as almost entirely to coun
teract the good eflVcts that might other
wise be experienced. So great arc the dis
advantages nttaehing to the style in which
women have hitherto ridden, that the ques
tion has really come to be whether they
shall ride as a man does, or not ride at all.
If parents understood tho value to women
of good health, they would educuto their
daughters to ride with their sons, and in
tho same manner. Then, in n few years,
forty women would bo seen riding where
one is now seen, und humauity would great
ly gain thereby.
.. ! - i - m
It is amusing to hear a hardened politi
cian, whose political conscience is so tough
that you can make no impression whatever
upon it with the shrapest ax of honor that
can bo found, sigh with pious horror over
the want of principle iu thoso who oppose
his political creeds
Fence means disunion, and the man who
oilers or calls for penco on any terms, is in
favor of recognizing the independence of
llw Soulbcru confederacy, and needs watching.
How Tom Fmnn wa Acquittku. An
Arkansas advocate is defending his client,
who is charged with stealing a hunk of
" Gentlemen of tho jury, do you think
my client, Thomas Flinn, of Muddy crccU
and' Mississippi, would be guilty o1 fitenlln'
a hank o cotton yarn ? Gentlemen of tho
jury, I rc?kon uob I s'pose not. Uy no
means, gentlemen not at all. He are not
guilty. Tom Flinn 1 Good heaving, gen
tlemen you nil know Tom Ifllnn, and on
honor, now, gentlemen do you think he'd
do it ? No, gentlemen, I s'poso not I reck
on not. Thomas Flinn J Why grcut snuke9
and alligators 1 Tom's o whole team on
Muddy creek nod a boss to let. And do
you think he'd sneak ofif with a miserable
hank o' cotton yarn ? Well, gentlemen, I
reckon not I s'poso not. When the
wolves was n howling, gentlemen, on tho
mountains o Arkansas, and Napoleon
were n fighting the battles of Europe do
you think my client, Thomas Flinn, gentle
men, could be guilty a hookin' yea, hook
in' gentlemen. I reckon not I &poso not.
Tom Flinn 1 Gentlemen, I reckon I know
my client, Thomas Flinn I lie's got tho
fastest nag and the puniest sister, gentle
men, in all Muddy creek and Mississippi !
That, gentlemen, nro a fact. Yes, gentle
men, that uic n fuet. You can bet on that,
gentlemen. Yes. gentlemen, you kin. bet
your bones on that I 'N'ow, 'poo honor,
gentlemen, do yon think he are guilty?
Gentlemen, I reckon not I s'posc not.
Why, gentlemen of tlio jury, my client,
Thomas Flinn, are no. more guilty o' steal
in' that arc hank o' cotton yarn than
toad uro got u tail t yes, u tail, gentle
Verdict for the defendant.
A Gigantic Hum. Naturalists nre do
lighted to rcud that according to a Into
New Kelunri- paper u Moa has been seen
there. It is u walking, not a Hying bird,
supposed, from the numerous skeletons
which have been found of it to grow from
eight to nine feet high. It has hitherto
been believed to be extinct, though it was
known within the memory of men living
on the island it had been killed and eaten
by the natives. It was always hoped that
in the unexplored parts of tho island some
lost specimen of tlio nearly extinct rnco
might yet bo found alive ; nnd now it
seems that a gold miner, sitting by his ca
my fire, saw one, peering ut him, from tho
edge of n near hill. He took it nt first to
be a man, but presently he saw it gravely
start off. The track, or footprint of this
great bird showed " three claws, nnd about
behind, the mark of a pad, and behind
that again tho mark of n spur." A reward
or 82,500' has been offered for tho bird
alive or dead ; nnd if the miner told tho
truth,' wo may yet seo a living Moa a
member of n tribe once sufficient numerous
in New eland to be a souica of dreud to
A Pi.kasant TiioufliiT. It is a reflec
tion most exquisitly set forth by John
Forstcr in one of his inimitable essays,
that tho faithful scholar, who has toiled,
however conspicuously, for the elevation
of his brother man, shall not be forbidden
to sec the ripened fruit of his labors, but
shall forever watch them unfolding into
mightier and sweeter harvests from out of
the peaceful chambers of eternity. The
voiceless and invisible ideas, which it in
our mission to plant in tho docile mind of
the times, aro the forces which movo the
Among those who were drafted, was
Jolui Morrissey of pugilistio fame. Upon
learning of it, he, boing at Saratoga, wroto
to his banker to furnish a substitute for
him, who must bo f feet 11 iuches high,
weigh 183 pounds ami bo a courageous
mun in every scuso of tho word. To such
a one he would pay SojJOO.
Mr. Recchcr suys there are many people
who think that Sunday is a sponge with
which to wipe out their sins.