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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1SG8.
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TLBLISIIED EVEUT SATURDAY MOBXINO
By D. C. IRELAND,
L'FFICE: South cast corner of Fifth and
Mais streets, in the bnilding lately known
the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of Subscription.
One copr, one year in advance $3 00
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Terms of Advertising.
Transient advertisements, per square
(12 lines or leas) first insertion k2 T.O
For each subsequent insertion loo
Unniticss Cardsone square pr anuum
nyaVjlr)quarterly 12 00
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Jl)ne half column " tio 00
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l.egid advertising at the established rates.
-Book and Job Printing !
fjMIE ESTEUl'KISE OFFICE
Is ?Hiilioil with every requisite for doing
a Mii'dlor style of work, and is constant
ly accnnmlatins new and beautiful stylos
of material, -aid is jirepared for every
hook and .ion
AT SAIIsrACroKV VlilCKri.
,tr The Public art- invited to call and
examirio both our specimens and facilities
lor doinp work.
BENTON K I L L I N,
Oregoti t'ily. Oregon.
Office in Cliannan's lirick P.lock, up
Dr. F. Barclay, EI. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the lion. II. B. Co.)
At 7.V nihnct,
, I'f'. i . . . . M-etron
PtriMndU'.j Lcul-l at Ort'jon City, Oregon.
Rooms with Dr. Sallarans, on Main street.
v . c. jonxsox.
F. O. M CO'.VX.
X ('.! J'ulllc.
OP. I'. (I OX CITV. OU EG OX
4;" Will at ten
t i iur(C,ire in any
I to ail iiusiae.ss eniruMt-u
of the Courts of the State,
uouoiiate loans, sen re;u es-
t t:-, f!e.
" ."Particular utteution iven to conte.-tcd
I Ad casus. X-y.
BELL i PASSER.
and n:!Ai.f:us IN
Chfinlcal-i. Patent Jfcdici'ies, Paint.
J'erfumcry, Otis, Ycriiimca
every a: tide kept in a Druij t
Mux STicht:T, OuEuox City.
Z i. t
t sl k M,.t
t, hi:ltr?rn Second and
. Orfo.i fit'.
GE0IIGE A. HAAS - -
The proprietor heu's leave to inform his
fi i.:nU 'and tiie p-.tblic i-cnerally that the
above named opular saloon is open for their
r.ecuniniodation, with:i new aod well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
1 iipiors and eiari!.
jonn ii. bacon,
Justice of the Peace C City Recorder.
Cilice In the Court House nr.d City
Council llooin, Oregon City.
Will attend to tlsa acknowledgment of
h-,U. and all otlier duties appertaining to
the Mii'ie of Justice of the IVace.
Hetn'tl dealer U School Books, 5a
tioncri; also, Patent Jlediciics,
At the l'ost olliec, in Masonic Building,
Oregon Cit;, Oregon.
V0XTHA CTOli and BUILDER,
Mn,i tt.-t't, Oregon City.
Will att-nd to all work in his line, con-
sistinir in part of Carpenter and Joiner wot c
fr.uiii-.)?, building, etc Jobbing promptly
attmioit to. L''"--
J 0 II N II. S C II It A 1V1 ,
Manufacturer hr.d Dealer in
-A SADDLES, II A US ESS,
CeysA etc., etc.,
il.iinreet, between Third and Fourth,
rPIlE attention of parties desiring anything
L in r.iv line, is directed to my i-tock, be-
f'.'t;- making purchases elsewhere.
' ' vl " JOIINJ l.SCHRAM.
f... . f.fv Dravnian,
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All c.Cers for the deliverv of merchandise,
.or p u:k:,-es and frei-ht ot whatever uesenp
iw, to anv part of the citv, will be executed
promptly and with cure,
10. '3 m
: to HZIITII MAUSIIALL,
B'ucJl Smith and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Mam and land streets,
r.lacksmithinz in ail its branches. Wasron
&i'sui:r and r.mairin-. All work warranted
KUKP CONSTANTLY OX HAND FOR SALE
.i t..-cv TTTrT 'f T'ATr'rC.TS
Hit AX AXD C1IICKEX FEED
Parties wanting feed must furnish
heir sacks. 1 SO.ti
QTTUATED BETWEEN TIIE CLACK-
KJ am as and the
OUSGON CITY TOWII PLAT !
la tlio vicinity of the place of T. J. Ilnusaker
r?- Will be sold cheap for cash.
. -itiplv to LEVY & FECHHEIMETi.
.y Min street, Oregon City
Ladd & Tilt on,
Will give prompt attention to collections,
and othcr business appertaining to Banking.
Sight and Telcgrapliic Exchange
On San Francisco and the Atlantic States for
sale. Government Securities bouirht and
L. C. Fuller,
Pays the Highest Price for Gold Dust
Legal Tenders and Oovernmfnt securities
bought and sold. 2s"o. lO Front st.,
i-tf Portland, Oregon.
J. II. MITCHELL. J. X. DOLP1I. A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dclph tz Smitli,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Daw,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty .
ZlfT" Office o-er the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
A. C. GIBBS. C. W. PARRISII,
Notary Puhlic and Cum. of JJttdn.
GIBES & PARRISII,
Attorneys and Counselors at-Law,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
New Brick Block. n3
0. P. MASON,
Attokxev axd Counselor at Law,
102 Front St., Portland, Oregon.
ILL ATTEND TO BUSINESS IX ANY
uite or 1
S. G. SKIDIilGRE,
Druggist an d A po the car y,
(123 First st., near Western Hotel)
Potrn.A xn, Oi; :: c ox.
Dealer in drugs, chemicals, patent medi
cines, etc. A fine assorinient of English and
French Toilet Articles,
Perfumery, brushes, etc. ??"Pafticular at
tention given to the preparation of prescrip
tions. (3-1. 3 m
EYEOX 7.. HOLVKS.
JOHN SS XDKUI.AXR.
HOLIrXES & SUNDERLAND,
G3 First street,
Manufacturers and dealers in Boots and
shoes of the latest styles and best material.
tSan Francisco and Philadelphia
goods always on hand. Agents for Howe's
Family Sewinti Machines, and John (. Fed
soio's hand sewing machines. Needles and
thread for sale. Oi-lj
FAP.S & r-H0TKEE,
ditchers and Meat Venders.
Thankful for the favors of the community
in the past, wu.li to say that they will eon
tinue to deliver to their patrons, from the
wagon, as usual,
On TtiofJ'ty-t i;ul friterd'ty cf ench Kd
all the best qua' hies of IJi-vf, Mutton, and
Pork, or any other class of meats
n i :.i.s ,t co.
CA M 1' i CO.
IIOGAX & CO.
Pcrtlanil Dray and Hack Co.,
0:'Uv at JJr;! and lTvl: $i,.'lc,
Cor. Start: and Second t!s, J'ortland.
iT All business intrusted to us executed
with' care and dispatch. No commissions
charged on freight advanced. Orders for
hacks promptly attended to, day or night.
Wm. H. W ATKINS, M. D.,
0jf.ee 0-j Front st , Portland Oregon
Residence cor. Jfain and 1th sts.
Itobmson &: Lane
ILL CONTINUE THE STOVE AND
Tin-ware trade as usual, at the estib-
Ush jd EM 1 G K A N T STO K b,
C'-nirr of Ft out and idmon st.,
Portland Auction Store!
U7 First st., w.vt door to Post-otp.cc,
Importers and Jobbers of Staple and
Fancy Dry Goods, Grain Bays,
Burlijis, Furnishing Goods.
Jj" We will pay the highest cash
price for Wool, Furs and I lidos.
Front St., near the Ferry Landing,
Re fitted and Be-opened hy J. A. Mac
Donald. The lest of Wines, Li
ejuors, Cigars, etc., constantly
Eoots with Wire Quilted Bottoms
The-e Boots are made on the American
Ptandurd last. They never tail to fit and feel
comfortable, and require no ''breaking in.
The Wre Quilted botes
have becii proven bv practical experience to
last twice as long as the ordinary soles. A
splendid assortment just received at
1 11. D. WHITE & Co. s,
Boot and Shoe store.
o i -j 131 First st. Portland.
C H A U IJ 0 E Y BALL,
to G radon tf i-v-
w IMKACirSER OF
201 and -03 Front st., Portland, OreScn,
(fj- Wagons of every description
made to order. General Jobbing done
ic i th n ea tn ess a n d dispa tch.
Oak and Ash lumber, and all kinds
of waqon materials for sale. 1
Orders from the. country promptly
L. ZIGLER & SON.,
Oregon City, Oregon.
t,--v-t-t-v T)T? VniV PTtT.
pared to make all manner of ware in the
LINJE or COOPEKAGE,
To a HOGSHEAD!
Bilge or Straight Work I
KAIX IX TIIE HEART.
"Into each life some rain must fall."
If this -were all oh! if this were all,
That into each life some rain must fall,
There were fainter sobs in the poet's rhyme,
There were fewer w recks on the shore of
But tempests of woe pass over the soul,
Since winds of anguish we cannot control,
And shock after shock we're called to bear.
Till the lips are white with the heart's
The shores of time with wrecks are strewn,
Unto the ear conies ever a moan
Wrecks of hopes that set sail in glee,
Wrecks of love, sinkiDg silently.
Many are hid from the human eye,
Only God knoweth how deep they lie;
Only God heard when arose the cry,
Help me to bear oh! help me to die."
"Into each life some rain must fall;''
If this were all oh? if this were all;
Yet there's a refuge from storm and blast,
Gloria Putria we'll reach it at last.
Be strong, be strong, to my heart I cry,
The pearl in the wounded shell doth lie;
Days of sunshine are given to all,
Though " into each life some rain must
Woman, it is asserted, does not
always succeed in acquiring a perfect
knowledge of the handicraft she com
mences to learn, because she is con
scious that at some future time she
may be diverted from her trade to
take charge of a household of hef
own. The different aims of the male
and female artisan are graphically
described in Harper's Bazaar, by a
wood engraver, who had endeavored
to instruct females in the higher
branc'.n s of his art. The engraver
says : " When i young man comes
to rue and begins his work, lie feels
that it is his life business. He is to
cut his future out of the little blocks
before him. Wife, family, home,
happiness, are all to be carved by his
hand, and he settles steadily and
earnestly to his labor, determined to
master it, and with every incitement
spurring him on. He cannot marry
until he knows his trade. It is ex
ncily the other way with the girl.
She may be as poor as the youth, and
as wholly dependent upon her labor
for a living. But she feels that she
will probably be married by-and-by,
and then she must give up wood en
graving. She goes on listlessly ; she
has no ambition to excel ; she does
not feel that her happiness depends
upon it. She will marry, end then
her husband's wages will support her.
She will not say so, but she thinks
so, and it spoils her work."
A Woxdsrfl-l Dome. The dome
of the Capitol at Washington is the
most ambitions structure in America.
It is a hundred and eight feet higher
than the Washington Monument at
Baltimore, sixty-eight feet higher
than that at Bunker Hill, and twenty
three feet higher than the Trinity
r;-iurch spjre cf ew York. It is a
vn-st-. hnllow pnhere of iron, weinhin-r
R 200.000 rounds. How much is
: i - - r
that More than four thousand
tons, or about the weight of seventy
thousand full grown people ; or about
equal to a thousand laden coal cars,
which, holding four tons apiece,
would reach two miles and a half.
Directly over your head is a figure
in bronze, "America," weighing
14,985 pounds. The pressure of the
iron dome upon its piers and pillars
is 13,477 pounds to the square foot,
St. Peter's presses nearly 20,000
pounds more to the square foot, and
St. Genevieve, at Paris, 60,000
pounds more. It would require to
crush the supports of our dome a
pressure of 7T5,2S0 pounds to the
square foot. The cost was about
$1,100,000. The new wings cost
about $6,500,000. The architect has
a plan for rebuilding the old central
nart of the Capitol and enlarging the
Park, which wiU cost $3,200,000.
-Etop grumbling ! Get up two
hours earlier in the morning, and be
gin to do something out of your reg
ular profession. Mind your own
business, and with ail your might let
f.lnnr. Live within
your means. Give away or sell your
dog. Smoke your ci-ar through an
air stove. Eat with moderation and
go to bed early, lalfc less oi yuui.
own peculiar gifts and virtues, and
more of those of your friends and
neighbors. Be cheerful. Fulfill your
promises. Pay your debts. Be your
self all you would see in others. Be
a good man and stop grumbling.
The Xew York Herald says: "So
far as the State of New York s con
cerned, we have no doubt that her
50,000 majority, cast last year for
the Democratic ticket, will be entire
ly wined out next November, and
that the State will go about the same
number the other way.
IX V. OMAX'S CLOTHES;
HOW ONE MAN FOUND A WIFE.
You will remember I was always
considered a very pretty boy; and in
early days, when we were all chil
dren, you used to say that I ought to
have been a girl. When I was about
twenty-one years old, I was staying
one long vacation with some friends
of mine iR the 110th regiment, then
quartered in Ireland. In the regi
ment there was a certain Captain
Dundee, who was rather a heavy,
stupid fellow, though a pretty good
officer, and who prided himself upon
being very sharp. He used to boast
that nobody could take him in, and
that he would recognize a person in
any conceivable disguise. I was
very intimate with Captain Dundee,
and so far from thinking him very
sharp, I used to abuse him for his
stupidity, and was always chaffing
him on the subject.
One evening at mess, when Captain
Dundee was not present, bets were
made that 1 could not pass an eveniug
in his company dressed as a lady,
without his discovering the trick. I
betted that I could do so. Many
officers took my side, and at last it
ended in very heavy bets indeed be-
ing made, not by me, but what was
worse, by my friends, for I felt that
their losing or gaining almost a for
tune dependel entirely on me. As
the day drew near, these bets were
doubled. I quite trembled for the
result. I may mention that, though
I did not know it, almost all these
bets were ficticious, and only pro
claimed for the sake of keeping me
up to the mark. In fact, those con
cerned thoughtlessly wanted to have
a jolly laik, and were afraid of my
backing out. As it wa, I felt that
about .15,000 in bets depended on
my getting through the evening safely
in my assumed character of a youug
Captain Dundee had married a
young, larky, care for nothing Irish
girl. I do not at all mean to say
that she was really bad ; but from
thoughtlessness, from a not over
refined nature, and from very exuber.
ant, uncontrolled spirits, she would
rush into a scrape, little thinking or
caring about the consequences, or
how she should get out of it success
fully. The bet was, that the first
evening Mr. Fen wick could get an
invitation for himself and an imagin
ary niece, Miss Fenwick, to dine
with the Dundees, I wr.s to personate,
or attempt to personate, the niece;
and the said bet, moreover, was to
the effect that I should successfully
deceive Captain Dundee til! such time
as the party separated, however late
the hour might be.
Without my knowledge, Mrs. Dun
dee was let into the secret ; hence all
my trouble. She, in her wild Irish
w3y, quite entered into the joke, and
at once determined to make confusion
Ver3 soon a note came, stating
that Captain and Mrs. Dundee re
quested the pleasure of Mr. and Miss
Fenwick to dinner in a quiet way on
the 10th inst. Only one or two
brother officers were coming. The
fatal day arrived. Remember, I
thought that thousands depended
on the result, and that Mrs. Dundee
was as ignorant as her husband of
ray intended appearance. Imagine
me with a profusion of false curls ; a
flower or two stuck here and there ;
no end of lady 's jewelry rings, ear
rings, brooch, etc.; a thin muslin
dress, with high body ; my face skill
fully painted. In fact, I was, alto
gether, well made vp by a first rate
hand sent for from Dublin. Partly
to keep up my courage and get me
up to the mark, and partly because 1
knew that in my assumed character
I must not drink much wine, I im
bibed a considerable quantity before
I started. Moreover, in a secret
pocket, I concealed a small flask of
brandy, with which I hoped to ue
able to keep up my spirits ,; on the
At table I played my part well. I
talked and flirted, chatted about
dancing, and fo forth, and protested
I was mad about balls. Poor wretch
that 1 was, I wish I had held my
tongue ; I was unwittingly rushing to
destrnction. I drank as much cham
pagne as I dared in my new charac
ter and thought everything was go
. ii rirrhr. and that my friends
were quite sure to win their money.
Scarcely had the cloth been removed,
when Mrs. Dundee said :
" I have a pleasing surprise for yoa
all, good people. A few days ago I
received an invitation from Sir
George and Lady Clcnmell to a ball
at their house this evening, with per
mission to bring any of my friends.
Sir George lives twelve miles off.
Dundee has secured the large omni
bus from the inn, and ordered four
horses, and we are to start at nine
o'clock. We can all go together;
we shall have a jolly evening, and I
am delighted to think that you will
be able to enjoy yourself, Miss Fen
Good gracious ! how my heart
sank within me. My bet he'd good
till th time we all separated. My
frienJK Jiust lose their bets. I could
never get through a ball, I knew. I
said my dress was high and would
not do for a ball.
" My maid," said Mrs. Dundee,
" shall dress you in one of my eve
"No, that she shan't," I almost
shrieked out. " If I must go, I will
go just as I am. I am so delicate
that the doctors will not allow me to
wear a low dress."
" Perhsps, dear, yoa would like
her to dress your hair differently ;
she is very clever ; or to put another
wreath on your head ?"
"O, no; thank you," said 1; and
most bitterly did I inwardly abuse
my luck, but I almost gasped : "If
you have a spare room where lcouid
wash my hands, and just put my hair
straight for myself, I should be very
I was shown into a room, and sat
down, the very picture, I am sure, of
despair. It now began to flash across
me, too, that what was, to say the
least, a not over-creditable joke
among a few larky brother officers,
would be very dishonorable if prac
ticed on society at large ; that it
would be very wrong of me to go to
a ball at Sir George's disguised as a
young lady ; that I might get into
some awkward scrape ; that I might
be the means of unintentionally caus
ing pain and shame to some ladies.
Oh, dear ! I wa3 doubting whether I
should be taken suddenly ill, and
have myself conveyed home, or
whether I should send for Mrs. Dun
dee, and make a clean breast of it ;
little thinking that all the time the
wretch knew my fix. But then my
friends would lose fifteen thousand
pounds. O, horrible ! Just at that
moment my hand unluckily touched
the pocket in which was my flask ;
to pull it out and drain it was only
the work of a moment or two. My
courage returned at once; my spirits
rose only too rapidly ; I would go !
through with it, I would win. My j
scruples vanished into thin air I j
forgot them. I was not drunk, bat j
Soon the lady's-maid entered with
hot water, brushes, etc. I remember
I felt very much iuclined to chuck
her under the chin, and ask her to
get me some more brandy on the
sly. The mere thought, however,
steadied me at once, as it struck me
how nearly I had made a mess of the
whole matter. I sat down before the
glass, touched up my hair, somewhat
composed my flushed face, shook out
my skirts, rinsed my mouth with eau
de cologne, to remove the smell of
brandy, and put scent on a new lace
pocket handkerchief I had borrowed
from Mrs. Dundee. I had often act
ed a lady's part in private theatricals,
and was tolerably au fait in my
work. When I descended to the
drawing room, Mrs. Dundee looked
me over. Oh, how I shuddered when
she touched one of my curls and
wished to put it quite straight.
Knowing as she did my assumed
character, she must have been very
much amused at the way in which 1
said : "O, please don't. I hate all
finishing touches of every kind."
In due course of time the four.,
horse 'bus came round and we drove
to Sir John Clonmell's. My spirits
had again sunk to zero ; I feared I
should not be able to keep up my
character, and instinctively felt that
I was doing wrong. O, those horri
ble bets! There were several of the
110th in the room. I danced with
two. One was in my secret, the
other was not. Any one who had
overheard us would have been amazed
at the conversation between myjpart
ner who was in the secret and myself.
" Fred, my boy, when will supper
come ? Do take me to some room
where I can get some bitter beer, or
something to drink."
" Can't do it, old fellow, at any
price ; yoa would be found out, and
I should lose my money ; yon mnst
pet on aa best vou can without
" Bnt I am dying with thirst ; I
can't hold out till snpper time, and
my pluck i3 oozing out at my finger
ends, for I feel I am in a mess, and 1
am sure 1 shall put my foot into it,
and be discovered, if I do not get
some stimulant to keep me up.''
" Can't help it, my boy ; you must
do your best. I tell you what you
had better do smnggls your flask
out of your pocket, and give it to
me ; I will Gil it with sherry ; and
then, while you and I take the one
turn together on the terrace which
propriety allows, you must contrive
to drink it."
Soon supper was announced, and
I felt better. If, however, my part
ner, who was Fred, had not been in
the secret, lie would have been as
tonished to see how very much I ate,
and how very many glasses I drank
on the sly when I thought nobody
was noticing. Fred watched one
side of the table and I the other.
When he thought no one was look
ing, he would give me a kick, and if
I was satisfied that I was not watch
ed on my side, down went the cham
pagne in the twinkling of an eye.
At length the company began to
disperse, and rather quickly, too,
for the rain was pouring, aud an aw
ful thunder storm was evidently com
ing on. I heard more than one anx
ious parent hasten their charge away
with : " Come, come, my dear ; you
must come now, or as papa says,
we shall be obliged to stay here all
The words did not strike me much
at the moment, but did they not af
terwards ? Soon the storm broke :
it was something frightful ; and after
the severity of the thunder and light
ning had spent itself, the rain came
down in torrents, and gave every
sign of continuing to put in that way
for some hours. Sir George and
Lady Clonmell would not hear of the
few guests who remained going home.
"Such weather! no one ever saw
anything like it; the river was svvoN
len, the ford impassable. The house
was very large ; the young ladies
could sleep two in a bed (O good
ness, how my heart sank !); the bach
elors must rough it for once ; the
cushions in the smoking room and
the billiard room were very soft."
A few desperate, and, as I thought,
happy people, would go. Mrs. Dun
dee easily persuaded her husband to
stop. What on earth was I to do 1
My face showed the mess I was in,
for one of my friends came, and whis
pered to me : " Keep your pluck up,
old boy ; a few more minutes, and
you will have won Our bet, for you
are sure to be separated from old
Dundee, and may," he wickedly add
ed, " be joined to some one better."
Oh, how I did inwardly abuse every
thing and everybody. Thj sleeping
arrangements were soon made. Of
course, unless compelled by circum
stances, I was not going to state who
I was. It struck me that Mrs. Dun
dee, who was a great friend of Lady
Clonmell, rather favored me. Hur
rah 1 it ended that I was to sleep
alone in a little tiny bedroom, close
to that of Captain and Mrs. Dundee.
Hurrah ! thought I ; I will lock my
door, set all the ladies' maids at defi
ance, and throw myself to-morrow on
Mrs. Dundee for help and protection,
w ith an ample confession and apology,
for she must, at any rate, in a few
days, know the truth, and she will
help me out of the mess and out of
" Good-night, Lady Clonmell."
"Good night, my dear Miss Fen
wick ; 1 hope you will fcleep comfort
ably." My conscience smote me, as the
kindshearted impulsive old Irish lady
kissed my forehead.
I was alone in my bedroom; I
hnrl not lnrked mv door, because I
was waiting until the lady's maid had
tailed and asked if she could do any
thing more for me. Of course a de
cided peremptory " No, I thank you"
would have been the answer. And
there I sat, with my elbows in a
most unladylike manner, on both iny
knees, my head filled with the most
unmaidenly thoughts. They were
compounded of a serai-prayer ot
thankfulness to the presiding genius
of luck for having pulled me, as I
thought, quite through my scrape,
and a mixture of doubt as to wheth
er I had better trust the heathen dei
ty af 'Baccy, and smoke a couple of
cif-rsoutof my open , window, cr
rtno in a wav chew a bit. To
bacco in some shape I felt that I must
have, to soothe my excited nerves.
A knock at the door. " Come in;"
and I added to myself: " It is only
that bete roir of a lady's maid. I
will dismiss her, and then hey for 'bac
cy." She did come in, but not the
lady's mard was she. Radiant with
beauty, and exquisitely flushed with
excitement, robed in a most charm
ing dressing gown, with her hair hang
ing down her bark, there entered a
young lady 1 had been introduced to,
and who had rather taken my fancy,
in the course of the evening one
What! Charles; why that was your
Wife's maiden name, ejaculated more
than one of the circle who were as
sembled in the parson's study listen
ing. My wife looked sheepish; but I
went on. Do not interrupt me, but
hear me out.
'Oh, dear Miss Fenwick," said
Miss Evonlode, ' I am so sorry to
disturb you, but you know what a
state of confusion the house is in, and
I find that somebody else has got in
to my bedroom. I have been undo
ing my hair in aunt Clonmell's room,
and now she has sent me here to say,
with her love, that she hopes you
will allow mo to share your chamber.
She knows, Miss Fenwick, as Mrs.
Dundee told her, that you have ab
ways been accustomed to be alone,
and cannot bear anybody in the room;
but she hopes that under the circum
stances of the case, you will excuse
her request this time, and we shall
be jolly together; won't we ta'k over
our partners and quiz them so nice
ly?" The girl spoke in a very lively,
natural manner, but did not particu
larly look at me. Had she done so,
she must have noticed that I was al
most choking black in the face
going into a fit.
" Good heavens, Miss Evonlode, I
can't, I shan't, I won't you must
not, you ought cot O dear!''
In the horriblo embarrassment of
the moment, I covered my eyes with
my hands. Miss Evonlode seemed
struck dumb with astonishment, and
" You must go," said I; " I can't,
I won't have you here."
" Of course," she replied, " I w ill
go if you wish it, and tell my aunt,
Lady Clonmell, what you say; but I
have had such trouble to avoid bein-r
seen by those horrible men, that I
must wait a bit to see if the coast is
clear. You see the men are very
well in their way, and I enjoy danc
ing with them, but I should not like
to be caught by them looking the
fright I am now."
I groaned audibly, and shivered
with shame. I could not tell what
was the right thing for me to do.
Another knock at the door no, not
a knock, a bump and an entrance
without permission. Euter Mrs
" I know what's the matter," said
she; "I have known the secret all the
time. Miss Fenwick, pardon me,
for the Cx I have rather unwittingly
led you into. Miss Evonlode, Mi$s
Fenwick is a man and a gentleman," ;
she added with emphasis. As for
Miss Evonlode. she seemed inclined
to faiut. "His being here in this
disguise," continued Mrs. Dundee,
, , , i.i -i ,
" nas Deen nrougnt, auoui oy a cuain
of circumstances quite unlooked for
by him and not expected by me. If
you will take my advice, Miss Evon
lode, you will come with me, and
keep your own counsel about tnis
. . . ... 1
silly business. iNothing short of per-
feet silence will prevent awkward-
ness (to say the least of it) to every
body. Miss Fenwick, who is Mr.
Charles Temple, will leave early to
morrow with me. I will stop my
husband's mouth. You can tell La-
dy Clonmell to-morrow, that when
you came to Miss Fenwick's room
yon found it quite empty. Ere long,
nnrt. nf the storv mav come out. If
w - J
your aunt thinks at all about it, she
will think that Air. lerapie was a
o-entleman, and never went into his
room at all, but contrived to shift for
Miss Evonlode fell in with the plan.
which, under the circumstances, was
a wise one. During the few moments
that followed, but one remark was
" Miss Evonlode,1' I said, "I grieve
that through my folly, for it deserves
no harsher name, you should be in
such a fix "
' , . .
"Mr. Charles Temple," said she,
laughing, "do not trouble yourself
about me. I am very sorry for you,
fnr I think that vour's i3 the bieorcst
fi ,r ,
nx 01 aM-
The Miss Evonlode of those days
is now my wife, and, as Mrs. Charles
TVr.u ;0 or f!,;a mr.iY.ont vSttmtr bp-
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Vote of States for President.
From the S. F. Bulletin. q
Congress 'has passed over tntf
President's veto the act excluding
from the Electoral College States not
represented. Under this there will
be no more than three States ex
cluded Virginia, Texas and Missis1
sippi. The two first of these have
yet to vote on the Constitution
adopted in Convention, and the third
has rejected the Constitution sub
mitted to her people. Eight of the
eleven 6eceding States, including
Tennessee, are now restored to tha
Union, and will participate in th
next Presidential election. How
these will vote at the election is a
question of great importance. One
might consider it determined by the
declarationof the National Demo
cratic Convention that the Acts un
der which they will vole are uncon
stitutional and void, for cftftainly if
their suffrages were expected for Sey
mour and Blair, sach a declaration
would hardly have been trade. But
there is stronger evidence tha this.
Tennessee, the first State restored,
gave a Union majority last year of
51,930 in a total vote of 92,032.
This majority may be reduced in
November next, but Tennessee may
be counted as morally certain for
Grant. On the vote for calling con
stitutional conventions under the re
construction acts, at the elections cf
18G7, heavy majorities in the affirma
tive were given by Alabama, Ark
ansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
North Carolina aud South Carolina,
the States just admitted to represen
tation. During the present year all
of these States have given reduccl
majorities for ratification of the Con
stitutions, and elected Union Stato
officers and Union Legislative ma
jorities. It is expected that nearly
the same vote will be given for the
Union Presidential ticket, for it is
not to be presumed that the colored
voters, who hold the balance of power
at this time, will go in large numbers
for the parly which announces Ks0
pnrposa to disfranchise them. Igno
rant as the freed men are, they know
too much to vote away; a privilege
which secures the practical protection
of their freedom and civil equality.
Had the New York Convention ac
quiesced ia the result of the recon
struction acts, and retrained irom anv
threat to repeal negro suffrage (ih.
case of Democratic success, tL3
Southern politicians might reasonably O
expect to secure a largo proportion cf
the negroes for Seymour.
The States enumerated are entitled
to 57 votes in the Electoral College.
Grouping them with the other States
that are claimad as morally certain
for Grant, we obtain the
E Ice 'oral Votes'.
New Hampshire.. 5
North Carolina... 1)
Rhode Island .... 4
South Carolina?. . . t
DOrBTFCX AND "DEMOCRATIC STATES.
New Jersey 7
New York C3
Yest Virjriuia. . . . 5
. . . o
Delaware. . .
Kentucky. . .
Maryland. . .
Union Electoral vote
Doubtful and Democratic
. . . 234
Total in Electoral College
Necessary to a choice
Union majority in excess....
Union over Democratic vote.
This is the most favorable show
ing for the Democratic ticket we can
figure out. It may possibly receive
the vote of two or three Southern
Stotoc cftv cf Alahatna. Georgia.
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, L ou;siania Uut t,IS Would jrivo
it only 21 more in the Electoral Col
lege, leaving the Union majority still
23 in excess. As an ollset to thi3
concession, there are many who will
object to classing Ohio as a doubtful
Democratic Slate. Ine Union can
didate for Governor of that State
was elected last year by a majority
-...K. O TCi? cI.aiv'itkt n f-ilHnrr -.lT
1 "J ' "''' V , i
f npir v -lOOOO in rmp vr.ir- tint, thft
reaction this xeiT may be the other
way, and the strong soldiers' vote of
Ohio may bring grant's mnjority up
to at least 20,000. California, too,
although there have been some South
ern accessions to its population, may
regain its Union prestige. The ma
jority for Ilaight over Gorham and
Fay, was C,45G; but it is known that
tho'usands of Republicans who sup
ported Ilaight for local reasons, will
this year support urant, ana it 13
known that thousands who refused to
vote at all last year, are now earnest
ly for the Union .National ticket.
The Democratic majority for Lieu
tenant Governor was only 3,G3, ana
at tue Judicial election a month after
wards, the Democratic majority for
Justice of the buprcme uourt, was.
hardly 1.500. The vote polled at
7 . pIecl;onvas less
Li!.n qo nn0 and was szenerally con-
ceded to be 10,000 to 15,000 less
than the actaal vote of the rcie
With a full poll this year, and a re
f ,i T'nldican vote which
for IIaght to its old proclivi-
tieg pr0spect of carrying uawonna
. ... 'r; r rtt. will be encouraging, not-
Uvithstandiiiff a considerable Demo-
But the electo-
ral vote of this State is ouiy av.,
if lost to Grant, wnnot charge tb
.national result as above esumatl,
C0URT3SY OF BANCROFT LI53ARX,