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JACKSONVILLE, OREGON: JUNE 13, 1874.
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sldeut U.S. Oust.
I rrrsident IluT Wilson.
ttaryol State IliHiLTox Fish.
vAary of the Treasury O.S.Boctttux.
-etary of Wit W. W.Bcusir.
retaryortbe Navy O.M. ROBUult,
.retaryortbe Interior C. Dcuiio.
Attorney General 0. ILWiuiuts.
Postmaster General J. A. J. Ctuwnu
U. S. SUNtEMK COURT.
Chlsr Justice M. lLWalte
Associate JosUcm Nelson, CIUTonJ, Swayne, Miller, Sa
ri, Field, Strong and Bradley.
STATE OF OREGON.
ClMTll SALKM,:Mrlon County.
Governor ...L, F.Ortmr
fecretary or State S. F. Chadvrlck
Treasurer...., L. Flrischoer
State I'rliiter Uusreae 8emple
Circuit Judge (Fint Judicial DUtrict) I. I. Mm
District Attorney " " " Jaa.lt.KeU
County Judge E.B. Watson,
County Commoner. - """"TngSZ
Sheriff. ..Thomas T. McKenzie
Clerk P. Dunn
Treasurer ....... John Bilker
As-essor .....V..D. II.Tajlor
School Superintendent IV. J. Stanley
Surveyor ....J. S. Howard
Circuit Court Second Monday la February, June and
County Court Fint Monday In each mouth.
JCSTXCU or TDK KICK.
Jacksonville TVm. M.Turner
Xden Janies r. Bums
Ablaiid hi. IM'eatt
Little Hut to Creek ... James W.SJniion
iluuncH.ck t. L. J. Hull
Table Ibick II. M. Kuxers
' Boca Point C. Pchleffeliu
ricasaut Greek. M. Makeman
Grant's 1'ass .Mm Kahler
Lelaud..; ..L. X. Browning
Fuot Creek .....C. Draper
Applegate Tho. Mee
UtiiunUiwti.. M. I. Mnrgis
Link lUver ....X. Stephenson
TOWS OF JACKSOVV1LLE.
C C Bcekman, Tres.;
Trustees Rasper Kubll,
l Henry Judge.
Recorder V. 8. Hayden
.Treasurer ....... Henry laie
Marshal Frederick flrobe
JJlreetCoiuMissIouir ..1'etor Duachey
JACKSOW1LLEP. O. REGISTER.
Ktagra I.rnvc Jarksmv lllc m Fullawat
ci Rock rolnt.artint I'". and Uoeeburg, etcry day at
Stik,m. Mail closes at 8 o'clock a ui.
Tit ApiiUnd, Yrrka and lied Hug, Cal erery day at lOEO
a.m. Mailcliei at 10 am.
i Ap.lef;atr, Kurbyvlllr, Waldo and Crescent City, ct
ry Monday and Thurmlay murnluc: at 3 o'cIoJc ilail
clutett at S ji is. the prccrdins evening.
be mall lur CDtrl l'olnt. T.lS Jtuci. ile Pointy
TTrwu-botoub and ttafu'a Paltry ltuivci Wcdtwady
uivnT(nicitcliMiui; the jirecvdinj etculitic.
lit mail f..r Llnktlllc, Hot Springi, Valoax and Lake
City Ivktm AaUUnd crcry Mvuday muruing.
Money Unlir UIHrc ipii fi-um 9 1 5 o'clock
tnch dny, cxrrjtt Huudnye.
Office Hours,.... From 7 o'dack A. M. lo 7 P. 31.
Office open Sundays 30 minute after eta.e arrirala.
Hall Matter mut be In .n tlnte or It must
aw U the itext Singe.
Wurren Lodge No. 10,
A r.AND A. M.IIOLD THEIR KEQULAR
. cttmmunlcatlnns on the edncKdar een .
inie nrrcttliiie the full inuon. at JacLaonTille. Or .
eron. Srethren In rood etandinc ar tutitl to
aii.n.i. t. a. reams, ve.n.
Mar Mnus, Secretary.
Jncksonvillc KotlpeiV'o. 10.
I 0.0. F., HOLDS ITS HhOULAR MKCTINGS OS
. Saturday evenings at Odd rellowa Hall, Bruthera
lu guo itanding are invited to attend.
Trmteta 3. J. Day, John Uoyer, John Bilger.
Oregon DirUion No. 1,
QOSS ASD DACQIIKRS OF TEMPERANCE,
KJ mveta on ?ued evening ui eacn vtreK In
JackiouTlU.. Bruthera and aisterm in eood atand-
Ing are lnilte.1 to attend. JOU.N BOYER, W. r.
A.1'. Owiji, R.S.
Orcgonian Pucnliuntnn Tribe
VTO. 1. IMPROVED ORDER OFRED MEN', HOLDS ITS
1 btati-1 CoundU at the Red Men'. Uall th third nun
lu .very aaven anita, in the eighth ran. A cordial invita
tion to attend it extended to bruthen In good standing.
1. D. 1'imom.C. of R. A. F. OWENS, S.
N0.141,U.O.R.M, HOLDS ITS REOULAK MEKT
ings every JThui-tJay evening at Odd rellows Hall,
iiruth.r In guud standing are Invited to attend.
Fun. Gaunt, K. 8. . E.JAC0BS,0.a
DEGREE LOME SO. 4, 1.0. 0. F, HOLDS ITS REG
ular nteotings ou every other Monday eveninc, at
Odd Fellov.' Hall. Members In good ataudlnrare Invited
to attend. S. FISUhR, K. 0.
JANE KUBLI, R.S.
K. S. MOKGAJV & CO.,
FORWARDING and COMMISSION
TTESD FArrHFCLLT TO ALL BUSISESS ES-
truiteatoourcare. From and alter this data oar
Forwarding ami Storage Charges
will be uniform with the cbargec at Crescent City and
nedding. Sol Id ting the continued patronage of all our
friend, and the public generally.
We are. respectfully.
Hoaeburg; June 11, ISTStf
J. G. WAI.Is,
FORWARDING asd COMMISSION
CRESCENT CTTT, CAXIFOUSIA.
MARK TOUR GOODS Care of J. CUV. Crra
ccnt Cltjr, ut u tills of lading and shipping
racelpta for m el goods rent, freight ad charges paya
ble at Cnecent City, on delivery or goods.
My warehouse consist oT to wick and one stone
Assuring ay patrons that no pains Trill be spared in
looking to their Interest, I ask (or a continuance or their
rt errors. , j q TTivY
Ctvmiit City, March iirr-f '
D0WELL & KELLY,
A T T 0 E H E Y S - A T - J. A W ,
Will practice In the Circuit Courts or Oregon, and in the
District and- Circuit Courts or the Ui.heJ Statea, at
Poitland, Oregon: also In the- Snpreme Court or the
United Statrs,-at Washington, D. C. 43 Special at
tention given to collectiona.
C. W. KA8LBR. S. B. WATSOU
KAHLER & WATS0K,
A TTOEKE YS-AT-LA W.
Will practice in all the Courts or this State; obtain Pat
ents lor a 1 classes or public lands, both mineral and
agricultural ; attend promptly to collections and attend
to all county and 1'robate business. OFFICE opposite
the court house. ' June 17,lS7itf.
W. O. LANGFORD,
(Formerly or Walla Walla, W. T.) '
Will practice In all or the Courts and Departments or the
Uniled States, and Courts of the District. OFFICE
33 Fotvand-a hair street, Washington, D. C. nllv!8
DR. L. DANFORTH,
pHYSICIAN ASD SUEQEON,
Having located In Jackson'iUe I offer my professional
service, to the public Office In Caton's new building,
adjoiulng Ryan's brick storeroom. Residence un Hflh
strret. east of Methoditt church. docgl, 72tf
DR. J. A. CALLENDVR.
pHYSICIAK AND SUEQEON.
FR1V FORT KLAMATH.
Having located in Jacksonville, offers his professional
sr Ices to the public Office in ORTH'S BUILDING.
Residence at Mrs. CulUs', on Califomla-etreet. Apr23m3
A. 0. MATTHIAS. M. I).,
DHYSICIAN AND SUEQEON.
Special attention given to Purgery and diseases or Fe
males. Office lu CITY DRLU &T0RE.
May S3, 1674.tr.
, PR. J. C. BELT,
Having located in the town or Jacksonville tor the pur
pose ot piactising&urgery and other branchM of my
profession, I respvctlutly ask a portion or public i au
nmage. CQl i ICE ecood door north or the U. B.
Hotel. nov.u, ;:tr
rR. W. JACKSOK. DENTIST,
All styles of Plate 'Work made, inch as
Uuld, SNrer, I'latlna. Alunimuni aud Rubber. Spial
attention giii-nt'iCltiMrru's Teeth. Mitsui Uxirte
(Laughing Gas) utMl fur nxiim rxtiftcf Ion of
Tat-ita. afij-Will Tlstt AsbUnd annually on the lit of
March; also, Ktrby t Ule un the fourth Monday iu Octuber.
aCjT-Call antl Examine hpeelmen IVorlt.
OFFICK-Comer of California and Fifth Streets. .Res
tdence. opposite the Court Houm. dut30 T2yl.
AND GENERAL STAGE HOUSE,
Opposite Odd FellonV Hall,
TRAVELLERS AXD rTsiDEXT BOARDERSILL
find the most annfurtable bulgtoc at this house to
bo met with an j where in ibis part of the State.
The Bes and Bedding
Kill always be found of first class character and kept In
a beat and clean condition, while
Are newly furnished and will always te kept In neat and
humelike condition. A plentiful supply of the beat of
every thing the market affords will be
Her house will be kept open all night, and "SQUARE
MEALS" can bo obtained at any hour of the day or night
OYSTERS PREPARED IN
Andlnnchestobe'liad at any time. Stage passenger,
and others who may be out late at night, can always find
a god 11 re, hot meals and good beds at tliia house
rS'o trouble will be ire4 to deserve the patronage of
the travelling as well as the permanent community.
Jan. 3. lSTUf Give me a calL
VE1T SCHUTZ, Proprietor.
TT WOULD MOST RESPECTFULLY IS,
I farm the citizens of Jacksonville and the
world at large, that they can find, at any time.
at my Brewery, the best of lager beer, in any
quantity the purchaser may desire. My honse is conve
niently aitoated and my rooms are always In order. A
visit will please you. JsulS. T0tf
rpiHE BEST OF LAOER BEER ALWARS
js cepi on nana aaareaoyior sale ojuie
KEG, GALLON, OR GLASS.
seeing Is oe4eving. Give me a call and Judge for yocr
?rw nirrtycjjMe3r3:ra ji IS, litvtf
Nature, which' has given weapons of
assault or means of defense to almost j
all living creatures, has made man au
dacious and endowed 'woman-with dig
nity. And dignity has the best of it.
In tact, womanly dignity may be ac
cepted as one among many explantions
of'that legendary power which turned
the bravest man into stone, and made
the might of the strongest like water
in the bones. What can any one do
agninst it ? as well might try to pen
etrate the armadillo's coat of mail by
a needle, or make a hole in a pachy
derm by a pop.gun, as fire a woman to
passion or melt her to pity when she
has oncu intrenched herself in the
stronghold of her dignity. No argu
ment can shake her, no reasoning con
vince her ;despair dies away to quer
ulousness, and the pleadings of loie it
self fall dull and blunted from her
Mately sell possession like so many toy
shafts hurled g:ln-t a polished, im
penetrable surface. Indeed, how can
you rage iu anger, or abase yourself
in entreaty, to a creature who is icily
polite, loftily unmoved, not lobe goad
ed into the smallest demonstration
which would put her in the wrong and
;iveiyon advantage point against her,
and whose calm eyes look at you with
;i kiml of superior 6orn whidh", while
it maddens you, offers no point of at
tack simply noilim?. ilie meaner
of defense which Nature has given arp
unassailable, and a dignified woman-is
mistress ot the situation by the very
power of negation, it by no other.
But thertr are various kinds of dignity,
and, if some are more exasperating
than others, some are very lovely
among the greatest charms ot woman
hood. Tin re is in particular that soft
dignity which belongs to woman wfio
are afiVctionata hv nature and timid bv
tiTtiniTiimeiit lnit wlirTTmvH rvarLu
otselt-respectthat defends them against
themselves as well as against oiheis.
- The fact is, useful as womanly dig
nity is us womanly possession, it can
bo carried to excess, aud from a virtue
become a vice. So long as it is au lion
est defense work agninst the rough as.tBlory '" lhe 8alae 'amshed and dismal
faults ot superior strength, it is both
qood and fair; but when it assumes to
be more than this, it bt-comes an "ex
aggeration, and such, ridiculous. There
is no law by which woman can be ex
empt from a hare in the -troubles and
sorrows ot human life ; and even their
dignity can not always protect them
Irom things that override all hut na
lure. Still it is a valuable possession,
and woman had better have too much
ot it than too little; tor although "loo
much of it renders them absurd, too
little makes them contemptible, and
between the two there is no doubt as
to which is the worst.
TEE EOHANCE OF A EESTAUEANr.
A Chicago correspondent ot the
Troy Times siys a bit of romance re
cently came to his notice which has
not before appeared in print. Some
time in December last a girl about
seventeen years ot age, v ho, at that
time, was serving as table-waiter in a
large dining restaurant, was arrested
tor stealing atpackage of money from
the pocket ot a gentleman's overcoat
Inch was hanging in the room while
he was eating dinner. At the prelimi
nary examination a party awore to
having seen her take the coat down
and hang it up quickly again ; that she
soon left the room for a short lime ;
and, as the money was not to be found,
she was held tor trial. In vain she pro
tested that she merely moved the coat
to avoid its gelling soild ; in vain with
tearful eyes she offered lo be searched.
The circumstances were suspicious, and
the officers inexorable. Iu the mean
time the gentleman who had lost the
money became interested in her histo
ry, found she was atf orphan girl, and,
though comparatively friendless, bear
ing an excellent character. Further than
this, he ascertained she was ot English
parentage, that her name was the same
as his own, aud, to make the story
short, irom evidence winch he could
not disbelieve, that she was the daught
er ot his own brother, whom he sup
posed to have died childless in Austra
lia several years ago. Ot course he
declined prosecuting ber, and, as he is
wealthy and without near kin, he at
once arranged to take her home with
him, on his return from the West,
whither he was then en route. The.
other day he, with his newly-adopted
child so strangely brought to him,
Btarted for ,New -York, whence they
will eoon sail for England.
PE0FJESS1ONAL BEGGING IN PARIS.
The list of secret trades which swarm
in- Paris will never be exhausted.
There are, says a correspondent ot the
London Times, speculators who have
a regularly-organized system ot yonng
beggars of both sexes. The boys are
swarthy, dirty, ill-kept, barefooted.and
fun after carriages asking for a sou to
buy bread. In every qnarter there is
an inspector, who watches them, stim
ulates them, follows them, takes Lhe
"money from them and punishes or re
wards them. They come out now by
day, now by night, and take their
gains home to the speculator, who gets
a pretty large profit out ot them. The
girls better trained, better dressed
offer matches or boqnets of violets for
sale according to the season, or any
other wares which may serve as a pre
text to speak to passengers and as a
justification in the eyes ot the police
men. Generally these little girls are
told off three to one beat, which is, as
a rule, a boulevard or a long, street.
They stand at a certain distance from
each other, and offer their wares or re
late a lamentable story in which a sick
mother, starving children, and a piti-
Uess landlord playing a verv active
part. Being at a distance from each
other they are each other's sentinel,
tor if a policeman turns up at one end
a signal warns the other two who have
thus lime lo make off.
I yesterday detrmined to see' what
one ot these children could make on a
tine spring afternoon when the people
are returning from the races. For my
investigation I took a walk on the
-boulevard Ilaussmann, generally work
ed by three ot these girls, and, after
taking my precautions in order not to
alarm lhem,-I inquired of allHho pass
engers who gave alms to the girl along
the route how much they had given.
I lotind that between four and seven iu
ille evening, ot 400 persons to whom
"shc-har! 3ppHedr"l30bad- -jrtTcn her-
something, for she accosted those who
had not been undertaken by ber part
ners. The total amount received from
those 130 persons was fourteen francs,
and when, my experiment being; ended,
I drew nuar her, I heard' her tell her
tone. .In these three hours she had
lost ouly ten minutes eating in a cor
nera piece of bread aud sucking a taffy
stick. Sometimes it happens that a
passenger asks her for the address of
the wretched mother, the numerous
children and the cruel landlord. That
doi-s not jterplex her. She gives an
address where everything is lound to
be as she stales, for the manager ot the
concern takes care lo organize the
comedy at home as well as the show
in the street.
To Ouk Yoitng Mux. Young men
are very apt to lack ambition, they
wish to b smart, and think to become
so, by learning to dress, smoke, talk
nonsense and slang, hang around a dir-
tp grog shop, or billiard hall. Then
they have reached the heigbtb of their
ambition, this is as high as they aspire,
they are accomplished. Let this not
be your aim in life ; strike higher and
not throw your lite away on trifles.
There is no surer way terrain, than to
be ftcpeudeut, lo always look to some
one else for support, especially in early
-life. You should think that you are a
jiower within yourselves, and your
future success or failure, depend upou
your own efforts. Do not excuse your
idleness by saying yon must have some
time to rest ; true, so you must, all work
aud no play will not do, so when you
play be in earnest and let it be ot the
right sort. Do not rest yourselves by
hanging around the streets, silting on
dry goods boxes, or by shallow, low
lived conversation. Learn to stand
alone, fight for yourselves, stand firm
amid the miny perilous temptations,
have confidence in yourselves, in your
strength ot body and soul. In lhe
commencement build firm, lay well the
foundation, leave no flaw, tor even one
will break a chain. No one can form
'this structure for you, you must build
it tor yourselves, build it with noble,
pure, upright deeds. Tor your motto
have honesty and industry; and in
scribe on your banner, faith and perser
verance. Don't be conceited, that is,
yet above your level, you are just who
you are, aud be no one else. Do not
drink, smoke, swear, gamble, steal, or
deceive, but be frank and generous.
Let your characters be so formed that
yon may gaze back into times passed,
with a peaceful heart, and unruffled
brow, on the fair structure -yon have
x IRE BAOBAB.
The baobab is' a plant pf monstrous
size, the most colossal and the most an
cient vr-getable monument on earth,
has round woolly leaves, which con
sists ot from three to seven- leaflets ra
diating from a common centre, and
giving them somewhat the appearance
of a (land and magnificent while flow
er. It is an enormous tree, holding
among plants the place that the ele
phant holds, among animals a hoary
witness ot the last changes which the
earth has undergone, and deluges that
have buried beneath their waves the
productions of early ages. Several
baobabs that have been measured were
found to be from seventy to seventy
seven feet in circumference. From its
branches hang, at times, colossal nets,
three feet in length, and resembling
large oval baskets open at the bottom
and looking from the distance like so
many signal flags.
It would take fifteen men, with their
arms extended, to embrace the trunk
of one of these great trees, which, in
the countries through which the Sen
egal flows, are venerated as sacred
monuments. Enormons branches arc
given oil from the central stem a few
feet from the ground and spread out
horizontally, giving the tree a diameter
of over 100 feet. "Each ot these branch
es," says Mr. Danton, would be "a
monster tree elsewhere, and taken to
gether they seem to make up a forest
rather that a tree."
It is only at the age of 800 years
that the baobabs attain their full size,
and then cease to grow.
Tho fruit ot this tree is oblong ; thoJ
color of thd shell passes in ripening
from green to yellow and brown. The
fruit is called "monkey bread." It con
tains a spongy substance, paler than
chocolate, and filled with abundant
lhe bark is ashy eray in color. and.
almost an inchjn thickness. The ne
groes ot the Senegal grind it down to
powder, and iu this slate they use it
to season their food, and to maintain a
moderately tree perspiration, which en
ables them the more easily to with
stand the heat. It serves also as an
antidote for certain "fevers. Wonders
Wondktui. Memories. There was
an idiot in Edinburgh, the son of a re
spectable family, who had a re
markable memory. He never failed to
go to the kirk on Sunday, and on re
turning home could repeat the sermon
word for word, saying: "Here the
minuter coughed. Here he stooped
to blow his nose." Purine the tour
we made in the Highland we met an
other idiot who knew the Bible so per
fectly that it you asked him where
such a versa was to be found, h could
tell without hesitation, and repeat the
chapter. Thecommon people in Scot
land at that time had a kind" of serious
compassion for these harmless idiots,
because ''the hand ot God was upon
them." The wise as well as the foolish
are sometimes endowed with a wonder
ful memory. Dr. Gregory, an eminent
Edinburgh physician, one of the clever.
est and most agreeable men I ever met
with, was a remarkable instance of
this. He wrote and spoke Latin flu
ently, and Somervillp, who was a good
Latinist, met with a Litin quotation in
some book he was reading, but not
knowing from whence it was taken,
asked hi Iriend, Dr. Gregory. "It is
forty years since I read that author,"
said Dr. Gregory, "but I think you
will find tne passage in the middle ot
such a page." Somerville wentfor the
book, and at the placo mentioned there
Care, rou the Eves. It is woll
known to those who make it a business
to sell glasses that the sight begins to
fail about the fortieth year. The first
sign Is a disposition to hold things at
a distance to see them well, as in read
ing. The circumstance may alarm
one, thinking disease is surely npon
him. Eyes are put out by false no
tions upon this thing. Resort is often
had to artificial helps, as globes, man.
ipnlations, eye-washes, and perhaps
salves. In the first place, the reader
should ascertain whether bis age is not
the natural cause. He Bhould then'
procure a glass adapted to his sisrht. in
such a waythat he can see easily and
readily what he could not before. Such
glasses preserve the sight by prevent
ing the necessity ot straining; and
glasses are always better than no aid
Charles Lamb, when speaking ot one
of bis rides on horseback, remarked
that "all at once his horso stopped, but
he kept right on."
A New York paper defines a "Jour,
nalist" as a mn who spends the best
days of his life in conferring -reputations
on others and getting none him
self. A bachelor at a banquet in Newcas
tle gavo the following toast: "The
women and coal of Durham County I
Oh, how desolate would be the fire
side without theml"
Josh Billings says that "Diogenes
hunted in the day time for an honest
man, with a lantern. If ho had lived
in these times, he would have needed
the hedlite ot a locoraotiff."
A shrewd old gentleman once said
to his daughter, "Be sure, my dear,
you never marry a poor man: but
remember that the poorest man in the
world is one that has money and noth
A man who fell in to a vat of boiling
lard, and got out a live, says it wm not
an nupleasant sensation alter the first
moment, but he thought what a queer
shaped doughnut he would make.
What relation is bread to a sewing
raaohine? The mother. Why the
mother ? Because bread is a necessity
and a sewing machine is an invention,
and necessity is tho mother of inven
tion. A Canadian contemporary thus testi
fies lo the value of advertising : "While
the compositor of this journal was set.
ting up an advertiaement for a lost ca.
nary the bird flew in at the office win
dow." "My dear boy," said a fond aunt to
a very fast'livingTiephew, "don't you
know that in leading this irregular life
you are shortening your days?" "It's
quite possible," was the cool reply,
'"that I may be shortening my days,
but then look how I lengthen my
A clergyman recently addressed his
-female auditory as follows: "Be not
U)ioud that the blessed Lord paid your
sex me aisiingmsnea compliment of ap
pearing first to a female after the resur
rection, for it was only done that tha
j;lad tidings might be spread all the
Two deacons once disputing about a
proposed new graveyard,one remarked:
"I'll never be buried in that ground as
long as I live !" "What an obstinate
man 1" said the other. "It my life is
spared, I will." .
Aa Irishman meeting another, asked
him what had become of a mutual
tnend. "ATab, now, my dear hodey,"
answered he, "Paddy was condemned
to be hanged, but be saved his life by
dying in prision."
A waiter in a Sj. Louis restaurant
was asked lor a toothpick by one of
the psttons he had jnst finished a
bowl of oyster soup. uWhat do you
want with a toothpick ?" queried the
waiter, who -had cultivated consider
able familiarity with all the customers.
I want to pick an oyster from my
teeth." 'h, no, you don't! There
was'only one oyster in that soup, and
I ate that on my way from the kitchen!"
The following colloquy took plaoe
between Counselor Sealingwarand a
witness who "would talk back :" -Do
1 understand you to sav, sir thafr the
prisoner is a thiel ?" "Yes, sir, 'cause
why, she confessed she was." "And
you also swear that she worked for
you after this confession ?" 'Yes, sir."
"then wo understand that you employ
dishonest people to work for you, even
aftrr their rascalities aro confessed to
you?" "Of course, how else would I
get assistance from a lawyer?"
Belgium and the Abolition of
Capital Punishment. Forty years
ago, says the Manchester Examiner,
for a period of five years, 1830 to 1834
inclusive, capital punishment was prao
tically, althongh not by statute, abcl.
ithed iu Belgium, and no execctiou
took placo during that time. But in
the next five years, ending 1839, tour
executions were permitted to take
place. But so far from this proving a
means of increasing public security it
was found that the number of murder
had increased nearly fifty per cent, in
the second period as compared with
the first. Sinco this experiment Bel
gium has almost entirely relinquished
the infliction of capital punishment,
and it appears with continued good
success. A letter received a few weeks
ago from M. Visschers, a member ot
the Belgian Government, addressed to
Mr. Tallack, the Secretary of the
Howard Association, London, remarks:
"The commission of grave crimes is
everywhere diminishing in Belgium,
and it is a noteworthy circumstance
that for nearly eleven yean no execu
tion hss taken nlse? in thii rwanrrv,'