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GIBBS & PAEKISH,
Mtomevs and Counselors at Law,
The following exquisite little poera was
written by Miss Marie Laeoste. of Savan
noh, Ga., and originally published, we
tLink, in the Southern Churchman. It will
commend itself, by its touching pathos, to
all readers :
Into a ward of the white-washed walls,
"Where the dead and the dying' lay ;
"Wounded by bayonets, shells and balls;
Somebody's darling was borne one day.
Somebody's darling ! So young ami so brave ;
Wearing still, on his pale sweet face,
Soon to be hid by the dust of the grave,
The lingering light of his boyhood's grace.
Matted and damp are the curls of gold
Kissing the snow of the fair young brow.
Tale are the lips of delicate mould ;
Somebody's darling is dying now.
Back from the beautiful, blue-veined faco
Brush every wandering silken thread ;
Cross his hands as a sigu of grace ;
Somebody' darling is still and dead.
Kiss him once for somebody's sake,
Murmur a prayer soft and low,
One bright curl from the clustertake;
They were somebody's pride, you know,
Domeoouy s nam. naei restea mere :
"Was it a mother's soft and white I
And have the lixs of a sister fair
Been baptized in those waves of light !
God knows best. lie Avas somebody's love ;
Somebody's heart cihiined him there,
Somebody wafted his name above,
Night and morn, on the wings of prayer.
Somebody wept when lie marched away,
Looking so handsome, brave and grand ;
Somebody's kiss on his forehead lay
Somebody clung to bis parting hand.
Somebody's watching anl waiting for him,
Yeanling to hold him again to her heart ;
There he lies with the blue eyes dim,
And the smiling, child-like lips apart.
Tenderly bury the fair young deal,
Fausing ty drop on his grave a tear ;
Carve on the wooden sl;tl at his head
" Somebody's darling lies buried here I"
or r icr -Ou
Alder street, in
j. x. noLPii.
j. n. it
Ilitcliell, Dolph a Smith,
A! torn ens and
Counsellors at Laxc
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty .
Oiliee o'-er the old Post Ollice, Front
ATTOUXKYS AT LAW,
Xo. Trout Sti-ct t, I'iJ Stiiirs,
THE 15KST Yt IFE IX TII13 WOULD.
pAtiJ: & THAYKIi,
ATTORXEVS AT LAW
OFF I Civ-In Cr
J. F. f.
J. C. 1IOUILAXD.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
(''. FRONT and I V Sill NO TON Sts.
II. W ATKINS, M. I).,
' SU!U; LUX. r.-itiLAXD, Orkgcu.
fFFICE' Front street Hesidence cor
ner i'i M lin and Seventh streets.
n-tiitrdly LocaUd at Oregon City, Oregon
T 1 1 T
mm, ana m:iKes mm live
-I -t . t T i 1
irootl for tlie family
songs, and read the newspapers, so
x can talk: about the thin its lie's
interested in, and trv so hnrd to
be entcrtaininor. It's very strange.
And then lier oval face'brirrliten-
ed into sudden brillance, and the
sjtarkles stole into her eve;: for
the quick car had detected her
husband's footsteps on the stairs,
rm. ,. . . i
xih; next moment lie came in.
"Well, pet, how are you?" with
playtul pmch of her cheek.
Tl 7 7 f
iik.lv bu.'nu ooiiuois lor vou.
Where are my Ikdit Hnvos
' O -----
O Herbert ! you are not going
iiway again t
jl must, xy;tiy.
There are a lot
of fellows oino- to drive to Hih
Bridge, and I'm one of the party.
You can go over to my mother's
for dinner, orsend for one of Your
KO03IS With Dr. Saffarrans, on Main st.
A. li. KKLL.
K. A. TAKKEH.
BULL l PAREBH.
jk MXi iL B
Cicm teals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
0 Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
Arul every article kept in a Drug Store. Main
Street, Ua?jon City.
jj o c; v s A; a l it n. i a n t .
its iiii a
Comer of Fourth and Main streets.
3 Keep constantly on hand all kinds of
frt-Mi and sa'.t meats, such as
CORNED P.EEF, HAMS,
IMCKELED POKE, LAUD,
everj thing else to be found in their line
i i A
i JOHN II. SCIIUAM
C J 7) 7T A'C IT 1 7? rr
Luiutactui-cr and Dealer in
M i in S 'tr(t, OregGn City,
fiTWiIie! to represent that he is now as
we'd prepared ty furnish any article in his line
a '-e truest e.-;abli.-!imeut in the State, lie
j-artu-ula.ly icpiests that an examination of
i.:s j-tock be made before buviticr elsewhere.
Near iiornson Street. Near Yamhill.
K.AST l CAHALIN.
New Stock of Boots and Shoes
Pest Selection in the City!
I onipnsir.cr all the leading and lwsiiranrf
known, such as llcukert's, Tirroll'ss, FowV
Houghton- t Coulidije's, K cod's, Godfrey's
and numerous others, of ai-uts and bovs'
"ear-. AJso Mile's, Sieberiich's, Hurt's,
San Francisco and custom-made ladies and
Our customers and the public ia general
are invited to call and examine our stock
which we will sell cheaper than ever. '
1 . S. l!oots made to order, and an assort
Keat ci our make coostaullv on haud.
BY AMY KAXDOLHI.
" The best wife in the world !"
said Herbert Ainscourt.
" Ul course 1 dare say, re-
snonded 3Ir. Portcross. " But
what's your exact idea of the best
wile m the world: Jones says
he's got the best wife in the world,
because she keeps his stockings
darned", takes him to church three
times of a Sunday, and never lets
him have an idea of his own
Jenkins says lit s got the same
identical article, but Jenkins' wile
keens all the monev. draws his
"iiit l y xv -
111 111U H.lCiv
vtarlor is too
i j -
" Oh but Daisy isn't a bit ogre-
a little submissive, soii- oicei
thing that hasn't an idea except
what, you what is relict-led from me.
I tell old fellow, Em the master of
my own house ; I come
please, and go when I
Daisy never ventures on a word of
"Then, you ought to be asham
ed of yourself, larking around at
the clubs as you do, dissipated
" Ashamed ! what of?"
t1j- T cniMncA vimi rYT'r cmnn
duties to your wife V"
" Where's the harm ? My wife
" Irobably you think so because
she is quiet and submissive; but if
she were to object
" Object ! Pd like hear her try
7. "Xow look here, Ainscourt, your
wife may be a model wife, I ut
you certainly are not a model hus
band. People are beginning to
talk about the way you neglect
that pretty little blue-eyed girl."
"I'll thank people to mind their
own business. Neglect her, indeed!
Why, man, I love her as 1 love my
"Then, why don't you treat her
as if you did
" Oh, come, Portcross, that ques
tion just shows what a regular old
bachelor you are. It won't do to
make too" much of your wife, un
less you want to spoil her."
Mr. Portcross shook his head.
"That sounds scllish. I don't
like the ring of that metal."
And he went away, leaving Mr.
Ainscourt to finish his game of bil
liards at leisure.
" What a regular old fuss
budget Portcross is," laughed the
latter. "Always poking his
nose into somebody else's business.
There's one comfort I never pay
any attention to what he says."
Meanwhile Mrs. Ainscourt was
sitting alone in her drawing-room,
her too little white hands lightly
locked in one another, and her fair
head slightly dropping a delicate
little apple-blossom ot a woman,
with blue, wistful eyes and curly
flaxen hair; looking more like a
grown-up child than a wife of
m "O dear!" sighed Daisy. "It
is so dull here. I wish Herbert
would come home. He never
spends any time with me nowa
days, and I practice all his favorite
11 T -i f
goou-nye, puss, i m m a deuce ot a
And with one careless kiss press
ed on the quivering damask rose
of a mouth that was lifted up to
him, he was gone.
Daisy Ainscourt neither went
to her mother-in-iaw, nor sent for
one of her girl-friends. She spent
the evening all alone, pondering
on the shadow which Avas fast
overgrow ing her life.
"What shall I do?" thought
the little timid, shrinking wife
" Oh, what shall I do ?"
But, child as she was, Daisy had
a strong, resolute Avoman's heart
withm her, nor was
coming to a decision.
" Daisy," said her
her the next day, " you haven't
any objections to my attending
the Orion Bal Masque?"
" Are masked balls nice places,
" O yes, everybody goes ; only
I thought I'd pay you the compli
ment of asking whether- you dis
approved or not.
" Well ahem not very well,
this time, Daisy. You see, Mrs.
Fenchurch really hinted so strong
lv for me to take her, that I couldn't
" Very well," assented Daisy,
meekly, and Herbert repeated
within himself the prvan of prais
. -I r- mm
:o with you s
he had chanted in Mr. Portc-ross'
ears : " The best little wife in the
But, notwitstanding all this, Mr.
Ainscourt was not exactly pleased,
when, at the selfsame Bal Masque,
during the gay period of unmask
ing, he saw his wife's innocent face
crowning the picturesque costume
of a Bavarian peasant girl.
"Hallo!" he ejaculated, rather
ungraciously, " iron here !"
went ! And oh, Herbert,
1 1 1
sy, npsed with a
" You said evcry-
it nice ?"
Air. Ainscourt said no
more, but Mrs. Fenchurcli found
him a very stupid companion for
the remainder of the evening.
He was late at dinner the next
day ; but late as he was, he found
himself more punctual than his
wife, and the solitary meal was
half over before 3Irs. Daisy tripped
in, her cashmere shawl trailing
over her shoulders, and her dimpled
cheeks all milk with the fresh
" Am I behind time ? Pcally
I am sorrv ! But we have been
driving in the park, and
" We ! Who are vre ?" growled
" Whv, Colonel Adair and I
the Colonel Adair that vou go out
with so much."
" Xow, look here, Daisy ! ' ejac
ulated Mr. Ainscourt. rising from
the table and pushing back his
chair, "Adair isn t exactlv tr
man I want vou to drive with !"
" But vou go everywhere with
"The duecetake woman's rights!"
ejaculated the irate husband.
"Of course I don't believe in
them, but it's the fashion to belong
to a club, and such a nice place to
go to evenings. I am dull here eve
Herbert's heart smote him, but
he answered, resolutely :
" I beg you will give up this
ridiculous idea. What do women
want of clubs ?
" What men do, I suppose.
"But I don't approve of it at
" You belong to three clubs,
" That's altogether a different
" But icloj is it different ?
Hem ; why ? because; of course
anybody can see why it's self-evident.
" I must be very blind, said Mrs.
Ainscourt, demurely, "but I confess
I can't discriminate the essential
Herbert Ainscourt said no more,
but he did not at all relish the
change that had lately come over
the spirit of Daisys dream.
She did change somehow. She
went out driving, here, there, and
everywhere. He never knew when
he Avas certain of a quiet evening
Avith her; she joined not only the
club, but innumerable societies for
a thousand and one purposes, Avhich
took her away from home almost
continually. Mr. Ainscourt chafed
against the bit, but it Avas useless.
Daisy always had an excuse to
Presently her mother-in-law bore
down upon her, an austere old lady
in black satin and a chestnut-brown
wig. " Daisy, you are making my
"Am I?" cried Daisy. "Dear
me, I hadn't an idea of it I What
is the trouble ?"
" You must ask himself," said the
mother-in-law, avIio belicwcd sen
sible old lady in young marrie
people's settling their oavh difficul
ties. " All I know is the bare fact.
So Daisy Avent to the dr
room, Avherellerbert lay on the sofa
pretending to read, but in realitA'
brooding over his troubles.
" What's the matter, Herbert, ?"
said Daisy, kneeling on the floor
beside him, and putting her soft,
cool hands on his fevered broAV.
"The matter? Nothing much,
ohIa' I am miserable, he sullenly
"But Avhy ?" she persisted.
"Because you are so changed."
" IToio am I changed ?"
" You are luwer at home ; you
haA'C lost the domesticity Avhich
Avas, in my CArcs, your greatest
charm. I never have you to myself
inv more. Daisy, don t vou see
how this is embittering my 'life
The varieties of parrots best
known to this country, and gener
ally kept, are six in number, name
ly, parrots, cockatoes, macaws,
parakeets, love birds, and lories,
though those latter are more rare
ly kept, on account of their being
so proficient in speaking as mot
of the other kinds, though their
plumage is exceedingly gay and
It is said that macaws are the
best talkers of the Avhole species,
providing they are reared from the
nest. And not only are they auie
to talk, but they also sing in a pe
culiar, soft voice. Tho' perhaps not
in volume, certainly in sweetness
and soilness, part icularly the green,
or grass parrakeet. fine tne
cockatoo is the hardiest of the par
rot tribe, and the most easily tam
ed, it is at the same time the most
difficult to teach to talk at all avcII.
Its di-jjosition is, lioweAcr, more
gentle, and its obedience more mi-
plicit than that of the other
The gray, or ash-colored Afri
can parrot is A ery docile, and re
ceives its lesson Avith great apti
tude, hence it is the most general
favorite, though the common green
of those old-fashioned projecting
porches, so that when a person
stood on the same side of the street
as the door he could not see the
first floor. One day the parrots had
been hung outside the first floor
AvindoAY, and so hidden from a per
son approaching the door. A
person knocked at the gate.
" Who's there ?" said tho green
parrot. A reply AAas made, "The
man Avith the leather." The bird
answered. " Oh ! Oh !" and then
After Availing some time, and
not finding the door opened, the
2erson knocked a second time.
" Who's there ?" - repeated the
green parrot. " Who's" there ?"
cried the man outside, " AIiy don't
you come and open the door !"
" Oh ! Oh !" repeated the parrot.
This so enraged the man tht,t he
furiously rang the bell ! " Go to
the gate," shouted out a new A'ice,
Avhieh proceeded from the grey
arrot. " io the crate! repeated
one. " YrTiat
" Xewgate !" responded
the grey parrot ; Avhich so enraged
the man that, stepping back into
the road to have a view of his
mockers, he saw for the first time
he had been outAvitted simply by a
couple of parrots.
Amazon parrot, from the little at- A great friend of mine, captain
tention it requires, and being easi- Gf alnerehant vessel trading bc
ly tang it to speak, shares the fa- tween East India and England,
vor bestowed upon the gray-color- lPrl several parrots of different
ed one. kinds. He told me the other day
j-uv v, mei oi uun iiuiac iui.i in mat one oi jus cocicatoos was nis
his possession a green parrot which constant companion when writing,
has an extraordinary fluency in its that it never disturbed him or tore
conversation and variety of ex- his papers, as parrots are apt to,
pressions, so much so that it is but "sitting by the inkstand on the
hoped the bird avuI take a prize at table, watched Avith evident atten
the ensuing sllOW at the Crystal tion e:ieh imrvprnent of tho. iH'ii.
soon as its owner From some accidental cause, my
opens the door or me room m inend thought by pamt poisoning,
which it is usually kept, in a most it lost its feathers one bv one, until
it became quite naked, and gradual
the man, not seeing
natural A'oice it exclaims, 1
-e 1 . , -
and Kiss your pretty iv wasted away.
beauty ; or n us master
knocks at the door, it immediately
shouts, " come in, come in, pa, and
give us a kiss, and a thousand
more." This done, the parrot
shouts, "Hip, hip
three cheers for the Queen;" and ping up the bird in flannel, tried to
instantly begins to dance to preserve its lite, but in A'am. After
tune, " Polly, put the kettle murmuring 'Your cookey's so vcrv
on, andAve u nave tea, repeating, ui, - several times, it uieu. aiki
or rather singing the Avords per- the more extraordinary part of the
I dare say but vou and I
Iaao different persons."
" Xoaa', dear Herbert," interposd
Daisy, willfully misunderstanding
him," aou knoAV I never Avas a bit
proud, and the associates that are
good enough for my husband are
good enough for me. Let me
giA'c you a few more oysters."
Ainscourt looked sharply at his
wife. Was she really in earnest,
or Avas there a mocking undercur
rent of satire in her tone? But
he could not decide, so artless Avas
I'll talk to her about it sometime,
Avas his internal decision.
"Daisy," he said, carelessly,
Avhen dinner Avas over, "I've asked
old Mrs. Barberry to come and
spend the day with you to-mor-roAV.
" Oh, have you ? I'm sorry, for
I am engaged out to-morrow."
" You! 'Where?"
" Oh, at Delmonico's. I've join
ed n. Woman's Kicrhts Club, and
" - ' '
Ave meet there to organize.
"Does it make you unhappy
she asked, softly.
" You KnoAV that it does, Daisy."
"And do you suppose thatTike
" What do a'ou me
" I mean that I passed the first
year of my married life in just such
a lonesome way. 1 ou had no do-
mesticity. v. inns, ctrives, ounarus
and champagne suppers, engrossed
your Avhole time. I, your Avife
pined at home, alone."
" But, Avhy didn't you tell me
that you were unhappy ?
" Because you Avould liaAe laugh
ed at the idea, and called it only a
woman's Avium. 1
avc Avere first married, to fritter
aAvav neither time nor breath in
idle complaints. I hae not com
plained ; I luwe simply folio Aved
your example ; if it Avas not a good
one. AA'hose fault was that ? Not
" Xo, Daisy, not yours."
" I don't like this kind of life,"
Avent on Daisy, " it is a false excite
ment a hollow diversion ; but I
persist in it for the same reason, I
did, because it
Xow tell me
Herbert, whether you prefer sfash
ionable icife. or Daisy?"
" Daisy a thousand times her!"
" But Dais- cannot get alon
Arith a theatre-going, club-living
" Then she shall have a husband
Avho finds his greatest happiness at
his own hearthstone whose wife is
his dearest treasure who has trie
the experience of surface, and finds
it unsatisfactory. Daisy, shall we
begm our matrimonial career anew
frcm this time ?"
And uaisA' s wmsperea answer
" But Aviiat must you have tho'
of me all this time ?" she inquired
of him, alter a little A7iule.
"I know what I think now "
"And what is that?"
"I think," said Mr. Ainscourt
with emphasis, " that you are the
best Avne m the world. 7
One day, Avhile my menu Avas
Avrlting, it suddenly hopped on the
paper, and pressing its face against
his cheek, said " Your cookey's so
ill, your cookey's so very ill." This
hip, hurrah ! quite affected my friend, who, Avrap-
d ping up the bird m llannei, ti
o preserve its life, but in A'ain.
le murmuring 'Your cookey's s
is that iity friend had no rec-
of haA'ing used these
iectly. Again, slie lrecpiently says, story
J.et the dear Avaiter bring 1 oily ollection
x bit of bread, for she really wants i words before the bird, nor could he
ler dinner, and numbers oi imi- learn that any of the sailors had
ar observations, such as "Who'll taught it to repeat them. It seem-
give thirty guineas for the pretty ed as if the parrot had been unable
tccii beaut a-, then she Avill ride in to give utterance to his feelings at
her carriage, the dear t or again, the right time, m Avon Is heard pre-
4 Oh, you cookeA7 rough, Avliy did viousiy m the ship or on the shore.
A'ou pronusc to marry me, aim .Another erson ot my acpiamt-
lidn't?" This bird is most aitec- ance Avho Avas Aery fond of pets, had
tionale, and ncA'cr' alloAVs its mas- a number of rabbits, guinea pigs,
er to leaA-e the room Avitliout giv- and other pets contmcd on a large
ing it a kiss or snaking its toot. grass-plat. Among these animals
It has a lovely green plumage, a line rose-crested cockatoo used to
and belongs to the A'ariety Avhich Armidcr, not only fearlessly, but
is not commonly supposed to talk, without inflicting any injury to the
namely, the parakeets, but it is said rest of the animals. One day my
Ahen they do talk they excel all inend procured a large, wmte An
tlie rest of the tribe. gola rabbit, which he placed Avitii
My brother-in-laAV, a captain of the others on the grass lat. TJie
a large sailing vessel, frequently new arrival attracted the attention
touched at the ports on the avcs- of the cockatoo, who straightway
tern coast of Africa, at different walked toward the rabbit, It did
times possessed two gray parrots, not seem to be afraid of the ap-
one ot Avhich, from having had proach, as being Avlute, like itself,
some hot Avater thro AA'n on its head perhaps it thought there Atas some
accidentally, lost all its feathers affinity between them. "When the
permanently. Being frequently cockatoo had draAvn quite close to
asked what Avas the cause ot lus the rabbit, lie put his beak to the
bald pate, he used to reply, " I car of the animal, and shouted out
was scalded; but Avhenever he saw " Who arc you?" Mv friend roar-
an old gentleman passing by iiitlie cd at the consternation such a sa
street, or cuter the room Avith a bald lute caused to the rabbit, ayIio
, he AA'Otild
be sure to shout
a correct changing of
"You have been scald
ed," and then turning lo the com
pany, he Avould add, "He's been
bounded off Avithfull speed to the
father end of the enclosure.
Parrots are vcrv particular about
their food. An old lady once told
me that the servant Avhose place it
Avas to supply the bird with oat-
i m n rr Jin n o
Another of his parrots had been meal porridge neglected to do so
brought up by one of the sailors, one morning; accordingly, the mis
but unfortunately had been taught tress put in its cup some soaked
to swear in a most horrible man- bread. He looked at it some time,
ner. My brother-in-law had him tasted it once or tAvice, sat and ap
ducked in the water well whenever parently considered the matter;
he heard him. swear. This tended and then, dashing his bill in, he
to cure him of the habit, but one threw it all out, first on one side
day a man AA-asAvashed overboard, and then on the other, saying be
am! the body being recovered and tween each sputtered mouthful,
placed on deck, the parrot hopped " Nasty mess ; nasty mess." The
around it often, shaking his head same bird heard its mistress say
from side to side gravely, and one day, " Oh dear ! I have lost my
swearing, purse ! and immediately exclaimed.
saying, " You've been
" i "
"Hoav A'ery provokin!"
ex- l crnaps. alter all. tho nnrrnt
M r j 1
it, brdoi irrrxl f r Ti'.n .. . 1,. ,.
you've been SAvearing.
I haA-e recently found an
tremely good story of a parrot, that belonged to O'Kccfe, the ac-
Avhich is vouched for as true in the tor, was the most remarkable ever
strictest sense. A tradesman occu- knoAvn in England. Among other
pving a shop in the Old Bai!ey,iust accomplishments, it Avould sin
opposite to the prison (Newgate), God save the King, through, Avith-
posscssed two parrots, a gray and out missing a single AA'ord or los
a green one, Avhich had been taught ing the tune. While doing so it
to speak. When a knock Avas Avould also keep time, moving his
heard at the street-door the green head from side to side in a perfect
parrot used to speak; but Avhen the manner. This bird could never be
street bell was rung, then the grey induced to sing on Sunday. Vari-
parrot ansAvered. N ow the house ous tricks were played in order to
I in which their owner lived had one 1 effect this purpose ; it Avas kept in
confinement, placed in darkness,
etc., but all devices failed. It
was never known to sing on the
Lord's day. King George HI
heard of the fame of this parrot,
and of its proficiency in ringing
the national anthem, and resolved
to Avitness its performance in per
son. This was arranged, but not
a note would the bird utter in the
presence of the King. Disconcert
ed and disappointed, the King
turned away ; but no sooner hall
his Majesty reached the threshold
than the parrot Avith a peculiarly
sAveet, tender -oice, commenced.
God saA c the King. Hi'? 3Injc?ty
turned, and Avith hand raised to
keep silence among the attendants,
listened in rapt attention to the
birds's song, Avhich is said to haA e
been perfect. lie offered O'lveefe
a large sum of money for the par
rot, but it Avas refused. Its owner
Avas often in difficulties, being of
an cxtraA'agant disposition, and
resorted to the strange expedient
of raising money by pawning poor
Poll. He alwavs redeemed it,
howewer, and regained possession.
It is said Avhen this bird died, itss
skin was purchased by the trustees
of tho British Museum, Avhile tlie
skeleton is preserved in the Museum,
Another friend of mine possess
es a parrot Avho always discrimin
ates between the sexes and con
dition of life of its master's visitors.
If a gentleman comes av ell dressed
he is in variably saluted with Avhat
a get up ! Avhat a savcII you are !
If an old lady.it says Oh, Avhat
a fright ! Avhat a pair of nut crack-
! if a voting ladv, he begins to
and fondle, and saA'S, in a A ery
soothing tone Is she not nice? Is
she not.. nice ?
But Avhen a clergyman appears,
ho instantly, in the gravest and
most solemn tones, such as forbid
any feeling of levity at the mo
ment, addresses him with the Avords
Let us pray ; let us pray ; AA'ith a
pause betAveen the sentences.
The anecdotes about parrots are
so extremely numerous that it is
difficult to decide Avhich are the
best and most likely to please, but
at the risk of plagiarism I must
transcribe the following, Avhich I
have lately met with : An Ameri
can parrot that had been taught to
AvhistJe in the way Avhich generally
attracts the notice of dogs, Avas
sitting in his cage one day at the
shop-door, Avhistling Avith all his
might. 1a' chance a large
passed by. The animal
he heard the call of his master, sud
denly turned about and ran toAvard
the cage of tho parrot. This move
ment rather alarmed the bird, Avho
instantly screamed out Get out,
you brute ! Avhich caused the aston
ished dog to hastily retreat, leaving
those in the shop convulsed with
laughter at the joke.
Some of these anecdotes seem to
imply the existence of more than
merely imitative pOAVcr. I do not
discuss puzzling questions about in
stinct or reason in animals, but my
anecdotes are but specimens of
Avell-attested facts concerning jar
rots. Tea is Ad cocate.
Stuiidv Facts to Think Owett.
The debt of over two billions of
dollars Avas contractd to sustain the
Constitution Avhich is the gOA'ern
ment, or the basis upon which this
The money Avhich was derived
from sals of the bonds has "tjocii
used to destroy tho Constitution,
Avhile a portion of the States are
reduced to provinces and ruled
with a despotism Avhich has no par
allel even in the liussian empire.
Wehave no Republic, such us con
templated by the Constitution.
Is it just and right then that not
only this generation, but those who
come aiter us,shall be bound to pay
this debt, Avhich was the means
used to destroy the government of
our fathers ?
Ikrvc avc the right to mortgage
the blood, and muscle of those A'et
unborn to pay the cost of Mongrel
fraud and Mongrel extraA agance ?
Will he be a kind or righteous
father who fastens a chain of debt
and slavery on his children?
These questions naturally spring
up and must be met Avith the sim
ple answer yes, or no, by the vo
ters of this country. loma Cop
perhead. A lady, who was suffering un
der a slight indisposition, told her
husband that it was Avith the
greatest difficulty she could breathe
and the effort distressed her exceed
in"ry "1" wouldn't try, my9 dear,"
soothingly responded the husband.
The price of passage has been
reduced on the Columbia river.