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DALLAS, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29; 1870.
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Dallas, Polk County, Oregon.
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A Legal Tender.
" Saul Sereleaf ws the paraxon of
bachelors. His age was a ptrzzle in
chronology. If you judged, as jockeys
do, by the teeth, you would set him
down at thirty for they were perfect
- as white as pearl, arid not one mis
sing. His glossy chestnut . locks-
granting it was 'not a wig he wore
bore similar testimony, which was fur
ther corroborated -by a figure whose
symmetry spoke well for that handi
craft of nature, or of art, whichever
"was entitled to it.
He hoarded with Mrs Nothermsnn, a
. Tcspectable, widow, who furnished ac
commodations to a few firstclaas single
gentlemen, partly fur the sake of soci
ety, and partly not.
. Mr. . Sereleaf was a man of very
rgtcady hahits. He had taken up his
abode with ' the widow, on first coming
to the vplace, and had never tince
'thought of ehanging. Indeed, neither
"party had any reason to be dissatisfied,
Mf' S.'8 room was always tidy, the
widow chatty, he affable, and his tills
nevera day in arrear. What more was
wantingtQ make things plesant?
After a time, Mr. S. got to be senior
' 'boarder. Others had come and gone,
but he remained ''permanent." To sit
facing - the j widow at the - table, say
grace, carve the beefsteak, and lead the
" conversation, were prerogatives more
finnljrhis, by prescription, than they
'had ever been of the dead and gone
j Nothermaon, by marital right.
It was with Mr Sereleaf whom the
-widow counseled irvher trials, and in
whom she reposed her confidences. He
converse I with her, read to her, and
accompanied her to ehurch on Sundays;
and any tittle difficulty in the "sermon,
.or knotty point in the trimming of a
lady's bonnet, he would clear ny on the
way home, in a manner equally charm
ing and attractive. .
Whether the twain, in time, would
have been . mofc or less to each
other, bad the widow adhered strictly
to her rule to receive none but Vsiogle
gentlemen" as boarders', is one of those
questions always unsolvable, touching
. what. would have happened,, had some
thing else taken place that never did.
V; Enough to say, Mrs. Northermann,
, yielding to inflential references, arid the
V. 0ffer 0f t a tempting price, let her best
suit -of vacant rooms they were next
40 Mereleafs to a family composed of
" "etitlcman and his wife and baby.
Babies were Mr. Seroleafs abomina
tion. He looked upon.them ns toddling
monuments of original sin. IJe had no
r patience . with them, or with anybody
4 that had them The sight of one gave
.twa tjm, aud the sound drove him
r frantic, ,,,-7"'
-rt In this particular baby, all Mr. Sere-
JeaTs 'objectrons to babyhood in the
jabstract .were summed up in the con.
icreteHIt was subject to croup ; and
" when it hadn't croup, it had colic ; and
i:heit it had neiiher, i( waa trobled
rith teething, i lr
i ,.The .first night Mr. Sereleaf stuffed
the blanket in his ears, but he might
m well have attempted to, stifle thun
r der.iHe tried to couot himself to sleep,
iitut the squalls put him out; and when
he strove' to count them, they became
iConfluent and undistincuishable, ' .
'in sleepless -agony. Something bad to
" be done.- He bad been a boarder,' in
the house' for five years, and had never
.t- 7ct .uttered a complaint. He was very
JotK to 'do it now j but .needs must
vhen a certain person drives.
, - propose to Mrs. XiorthcPmann"
--and be emoto bb fist upoa the table,
The next night it was worse. He j
couldn't even say hia jrayers-rfin fct,
didn't feel like it. He paced the room j
-.n-i-j.i .1 .i ... .
by way of emphasis I'll propose to
Mrs.Northermann," he exclaimed, " to
put me in another room, come what
willl" ;. .ry
, The air of moody melancholy with
which Mr. Sereleaf moped through the
following day caused tho widow much
concern. - Nor was her trepidation
abated, when, after tea, be intimated a
desire to see her,alone. , J
"It is with much hesitation' he
began, in an agitated voice, when they
had reached M rs. Nort nermann's back
parlor, it is with much hesitation that
I venture to speak " Here he quite
broke down, and the widow turned
very red, and. trembled violently.
" I am sure, Madame,'!1 Mr. Sereleaf
resumed, " if you only knew how much
I have suffered " , j j
"Oh! Mr. Sereleaf !T sighed the
widow. . - J ' '' ; '
"Mrs. Xorthcrmann P said Saul,
making a desperate effort to come to
the point, J have come to propose "
But before he could explain what it
was he had " come to propose," the
lady gave a little scream,; and started to
tall IJe caught her, olf course, and
rbouted for help. The first to appear
s the mother of the ekecreble baby.
" What's the matter ?" tilie exclaim
edj bursting into 'the room atf if dis
charged from a catapult.
"I was only proposing," Saul com
".And a pretty tupps you've made of
it!". .the lady cut him short, at the
same tithe relieving him of his burden,
and advising him to leave the room
advice whic'i he gladly followed.
Mortified and confounded Saul pack
ed his trunk, called a porter, and
sneaked from the house like a thief in
the night. From the hotel at which he
lok up temporary quarlrrs, he dis
patched a note, enclosing the balance
due to his landlady, and something
over, in lieu of notice, btit making no
allusion to his sudden departure, or the
Hrcum stances that Jed to it.
It was snrne.'., weeks'-later that Saul
presented hitnclf at my itfHco, and re
quested; a-private interview. We at
once withdrew to an inncr;room, where,
with much hesitation and ninny blushes,
the story of the "proposal was told
substantially as the re.vW; hiA already.
heard it; after which -Mr. Sereh-af
placeil in my hands 4hn following billet,
which he had just received:
Birir.Evit.t4 Maj 10, 1$.
S. Skrk i.kaf, Esq. Sir.- Our client, Mrs.
Cleopatra Nurtbormnn, wixacs to be apprised
through os, At yonr earliest convonionre, of
jour patpo3c, touching the fu!6(lment or non
lullGHruout of a certiio promiio of marriage
recently made by you to licr. iWo denire an
early and explicit anawer to tha qt!?tion Tc
you intend to marry lier, orjl you nut?
Yours, 1c, ScncrsTenlA Skixskr.
It was much like the. JJardell and
I'ickwick ca.. and the letter sounded
so Dodsun & Foggish, that; it was im-
postiide to repress a smile. !
V4 What's to be done V queried Saul,
" First and foremost, you might
marry the lady." j
Saul Shuddered. t
"br the next place " Hut what
paed was undec the seal of profes
I dispatched a note to Meson Sell ays
ter & Skinner, soliciting, .$ Mr. Sere
lerfV attorney, a conference on the
following day, and asking them to have
their client present. 1
At the appointed hour, I found the
lady and her legal advbers (Jrawu up in
order of battle. . !
'This is a singular case," I began.
" It is a very plain one, at all events,"
interrupted Sehuyster. In addition
to our client's testimony, we have that
of another respectable lady, to whom
Mr. Sereleaf mado a full and, free
confession 6u the spot."' " ? i
"I have nrjf come to argue the
case," I answered, "but to propo e
terms of settlement." j t .
sThe firm conjointly rubbed, their
hands in anticipation of niouey : to be
handled. ,;T, ' !' i "'
"Please send your boy i to conduct
hithor a gentleman waiting in a carri-
tge at the uoor," l auded." r
Schuyster looked at Skinner, " and
the widow at us all, but the boy was
seat.' .. , '"; . ; - : y
At the end of several minutes a
stumping sou ud was heard.: The deor
opened, and a decrepid; shriveled figure,
supported by one leg and a crutch,
hpbbledlin. One of Swift's Struld
brugs could scarcely have looked more
ancient or dilapidated; lie was minus
arfcye, hollow-cheecked, toothless, and
bald as Time. ,
. L have come to makej a porsonal
tender of my client, genflemen," I
said, in fujfillmeDt of the contract ho is
accused of making with youp This is
The widow started in amazement, at
first a look of incredu'ity, and then one
of conviction, flashed over her coun
4 rv . i. - i . v. :
she cried. ,
" The wig, cork leg, gtass eye, false
teeth, and plumpers are all here in the
carnage, 1 proceeded, " and will bo
duly tendered in a separate lot.
The widow staved to hear no more.
ner lawyer nau a snrowa suspicion
that the tender was a sham, and that
had their client accepted mine would
have backed out. IJdt they couldn't
afterward bring the widow lady to try
A Thousand Year4 Ago. t
It is certainly one of the greatest
curiosities in history, that exactly one
thousand years ago, in the year of our
Lord o-i 0f the people of Jb ranee and
Germajiy fought under their kings
upon the same soil, that of Lorraine,
for very nearly the same reasons, and
with the same result. This happened
as follows: The empire of Charle
magne, and that of his son who sue
ceeded him, Ludwig I, called Pious,
was divided by bis three son, "the
irandsons of Charlemagne, in 813, at
the Congress of Verdun, betweeu them
selves in such a manner that Lotbaire
received, besides the title cf Kuiperor,
Italy, and what was then called Middle
Franeonia, a strip of land running from
the North, Sea to the Mediterranean,
and there joined Upper Italy, a broad
strip of land containing modern Hoi
land; Belgium, the! Lorraiue and Al
sace, and all that part of Southern
France tying between the Khone and
'oanc "and the Alps on the cast.
Ludwig received Fastcrn Franconia,
which was from that time called Ger
mania, or Germany, and from which
he, as Germany's first king, was called
Ludwig the German. ;
Carl, who was called the Bald, from
his bald head, received Western Fran
conia, from that tim called Franconia,
or France. Lotbaire died it 855, and
igain subdivided his empire among his
three sons. The oldest, Ludwig,' he
gave Italy and the crown and the title'
of hniperor; to the -second, Ludwig,
the northern part of his dominion, com
piisunga part of modern Holland, Bel
gium, ami the province called up to
this'' day Lorraine or Lotharingen the,
Alsace, and the land extending down
Xo the Soane. To the youngest, I'arlj
he give all the land south of the Sonne'
to the Mediterranean, under the title of
Kingdom of Provence.
In bC9 Loihairc died without heirsj
after he had become previously pos
9scd also of his brother Carl's King
doui of Provence, and it was then that
Carl, the Bald, King of France, stepped
forward to take solo possession of his
nephew's - kingdom, comprising all the
eastt rn part of modern France, and
extending from the Meuse to the
Rhine, and from the Hhone 'to the
Alps, and from the Nonth Sea way
down to the Mediterranean. He was
completely successful,'- for his nephew,
Ludwig, the Kuiperor in Italy, and his
brother, Ludwig, King of Germany
had both their hands too ' full to claim
their share tjf the inheritance
But a year later, in 870, just one
thousand years ago, suddenly a large
and well appuiutcd 4lcrman army
crossed the Rhine, broke fnto France,
and defeated Carl the Bald and his
armies at once, and so completely, that
ho was compelled to sign a treaty of
pcacs in tho same s year, by which he
ceded-to his brother Ludwig, the Ger'
man, all the eastern part of those lands
which he had appropriated from his
nephew, and comprising the modern
provinces of Alsace, Eastern Lorraine,
and the territories around the cities of
Trier, or Treves, Cologne. Mastricht
and Utrecht, down to tho mouth of the
river llhine. :.
; The first grand fight for the Rhine
provinces on the part of France, and
the Alsace and Lorraine on thct of
Germany, which is, after all, if not the
sole cause, certainly one of the prinei
pal causes of the present war of 1870,
took place consequently just one thous
and years ago, in 870, with the same
result. Weekly Register.
A correspondenC ; says of the Suez
Canal that while it is a success, the dif
ficulty with it is found in the fact that
it is not, and never; will be done
Storms of sand and land slides oombine"
to defeat the bject for which it was con
structed, and nothing but a perpetual
dredging will keep it in a passable con
dition making the work of keeping it
dear of sahd - bars a constant repetition
of the original work.' '
t i Subscribe for the Uei'vblican.
'Wreck of the CoatlneutaL
By the Colorado we get the fol low
ing particulars of the loss of the Conti
nental On the night of the 9th, the
steamer Constitution signalled and noti
fied tho passeugors off the Capo of St.
Lucas, and on tho 10th, commenced
taking the wrecked passeugers--eig,hty,
all told on board the steamer Colo
rado. Ail were in a very destitute con
dition, none of the passengers or crew
having saved auyt lung but what was
on their persons. The Continental left
Mazatlan on her return trip to San
.Francisco on the 2d inst. On the same
night, while crossing the Gulf of Cali
fornia, she encountered a severe gale.
For some time .it blew a perfect gale,
the wind coming from every quarter of
the compass. The ship labored heavily
in the heavy chopping seis. Several
leaks were sprung, and fir a time the
steam pumps kept the leakage under,
but the coal boxes parted, letting the
coal loose, which, getting into the
pumps, effectually closed them. The
pasQngers and crew commenced baling
and throwing the cargo of salt (all of
which was in bulk) and hides, Sea .
into the sea. They worked incessant
for twelve hour, but were unable io
keep the water from rising to. the hold.
Until the fires were extinguished,
strong hopes were entertained of saving
the vessel. The scenes was then said to
have been one of the wildest excite
ment. Soma of the passengers threw
their gold into the oceau, and, in des
pair, cried to Heaven for aid. Very
few ladies were among the passengers.
Life preservers were used, with which
they jumped into the small boat.
Order were given to take to the
boats during the night of the tiSth, and
they remained in cloe proximity to
the steamer until 9 o'clock a. m. of the
30th, when they left her to her fate.
It is supposed that she went down on
tho night of the 30th, as on the morn
ing of Oct. 1st, no signs of the vessel
Of the six biats, only three of them
landed at St. Lucas. - The others were
driven up the coasl," two of rthe forty
three miles north of the- Cape, from
Whence they had to make their way
over the burning sands, without a drop
of water, to Cape fct, Lucas, at which
place slaughtered cattle and other kinds
of provisions were issued with a liberal
BLuie is attached to Capt. Dal! for
deserting the ship during the night.
The carpenter makes the assertion
that the timbers of the loiip were rotten
and unsafe, and that she was liable at
any moment to go to pieces.
The Tribune publishes the following
dispatch, in reference to-the land known
a the Puget bouud Agricultural Com
pany's lands, and says it'is informed that
it relates exclusively to those lands in
Pierce county. c judge Lin to be an
error as the same kinds of lands in
Lewis county, if we understand the
matter correctly, are exactly in the
same situation as those of Pierce, and
we do not believe the Land Commis
sioner has made - any distinction .We
hope, however, Mr. Garhelde s letter
will explain matters fully. The con
dition of douation claims iu those couu
tries is the principle matter that inter
ests the settlers on theso lands, as ac
cording to all jnstico'. they are entitled
to their donation claims. There has
scarcely been a doubt that pre-emption
claims would be protected :
V Wiiinoton. Sept 12. 1870.
Received at Oiyrapia Sept. 13. 1870,
at 9 A. M.
To Suroetfir General Kerry.
Commissioner protect pre-emption.
Has donations under advisment. Par
ticulars by letter. S. Garfield e.
The negro soldiers of Cincinatti are
so jealous of each other that tho officers
have totally uaiica iu ineir ouoris at
discipline. JThc Major was honored I
Willi a uoiiiiuaviuii ua uiicviui 01 nio
County -Infirmary, a short time since
a circumstance - which c'aused so much
envy among the rank and file that a
meeting was ticia ana resoiuttous passeu
breaking up the organization and call
inir upon him to resign his' commission.
The major declines to be bullied, and
declares that "the Constitution must
and shall be preserved." It js now de
cided that tho disorderly clement shall
bo expelled and discipline enforced,
even though it should be at tee ex-pease
of losing everv man in the 'batiallion.
1 Male 1 adults at tho University of
California - aro s to ' bo 'uniformed and
drilled as cadets. The female students,
it is presumed, will be the vivaodicra of j
the several companies. . . '
Siu mjjnniMi iMiM.MB.i;yntmif;
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, dC
J. 11. SITES, M. m,
PhyMici.aii ami Surgeon,
Having resumed practice, will eire special
attention to Obstetric, and the treatment of
tho utri:iifc-? of Women and Children.
jpr0fi!i at hia rtiidt;nce. 1
V. 1. J Uia'itl USJ, ft I. 1).,
tMi5.ici.jn aiitl- Surgeon,
Special ttttent!hn given to Obstetrics and
Diseases of Women., Itf
J. IJ. DAVIO.SON, m. i
Physician and Surgeon,
Independence, Ogn. i
V. K. K inhrce.
12I YS I I AX &, S LT K G E
AMITV, YAMHILL CO., OREGON.
pi3- Office at reaiienie. ' , Wyl
Attorney and Counsfellor-at-Law,
Will practice in alt the Court of Record and
' Inferior Couru of thU Sutc.
OFFICUIn WatUads A Co' Brick, up
: I. . Si J.IIVA.V,
Attorney & Counsellor-At-Law,
Will practice in all the CurU of the State. 1
J. L. COLLINS,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
m Dallas, Oregon.
Special attention given to Collections and to
matters pertaining Ut Real Estate. 1
N. b. k t u: nr. 1 w. P. LORD
KNIGHT n& I,OItI,,:
Corner Commercial and State Street,
;OpioUe I,add te llunli's liauk,
Will practice in the Supmne Court and the
Circuit CourU uf the Seeoud and Third Ju
dicial Ditrut. 2tf
GgO. B. CVUHkr. H. Bl'BLLY.
CIIHUEY A: HURLEY,
LAl'MYliTTIi - - - - 'OREGON,
K. r. Bl'";t.l J c. V. FKKRT,
Jl'-'il E-lut At'ornry. J Xtarg Public
ills I- & FE It R Y,
Real Estate RroKer.s and
Collection A;; cut,
Northwest Cor. of First and Washing'oa
PORTLAND - - - - OREGON.
Special attention given to the sale of Real
Kstate. Collections made iu Oregon and the
Property, town lots, improved fnrms, stock
ram lit'.", lands. Jtc, situated the best portions
of Oregon and W. T., for sale on reasonable
E. O. Sil.OAT,
Carrsa-e and Ornamental
Opposita Starkey's Block,
A. F. FORRES,
' F, MATTKSOIV,
Physiciant Surgeon & Accoucher,
nueiVa Vista, Polk Co., Ogn
' Will attend promptly to professional calls,
"IwEHi " SALOON,
MAIN STREET, INDEPENDENCE.
IIINE WINKS, LIQUORS AND FEQARS
. - sorved to customers on short notice.
This establishment does not dispense tangle
foot or anything of that character.
pr C ll at tlie Gem. T
J ENNINUS I.()I)(jn No.'o'If.
rA A. A., Dallas, holds its regular com
munications on tho Safardnv nrecedini
the Ful' Moon in each month, nnlcus the moon
fulls on Satauljy -then-on thot day, at oe
o'clock. ; ;
i Also, on the second Friday in each month
at 7 o'el ck, P. M., for the purpose of improve
ment of the Craft in Masonry, and for such
other work as the. Master tuityfVom time to
time order. ....... ,
All Brethren in good standing are invited to
attend By order of the W. M,
COX & EAKIIART,
VJIOLESALE RETAIL GROCERS
MOORE'S BLOCK, SALESI. !
Goods by the PatLae at Reduced Bate
. nylQ 3tf .
Under wood, Barker 'Sc Co,
: - WACJOIV 'iWAKiERS,";,
..''"',. -, , . .
Commercial street, Salem. Oregon;
MANUFACTURE ALL KINDS OF WAG
ONS after the taot approved styles and
the besUof workmanship, on short notice, and
AT PORTLAND PRICG8I ' .
S. CV STIIiES, mio
Main hU (oppoaiteThe Court Ilouse), Dallav,
MANUFACTURER AND DEALErVjN
Harncii, Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Cellar,
Check Lines, etc., etc., of all kindswhich ha li
prepared to tell at the lowest living rates. 1 .
jCiS-REPAIRINQ done on short ioTiitf U
Ci AITERS. DO YOU WANT SOME
V Fine Cloth Gaiters? if so. supply your
selves at , J. II LEWIS'8. I
UCKNSWARE IN KB UN DANCE r
At J. U. LEWI'S, 'i
F URN ITU RE I
lables, r ! ?
A Variety of CHAIRS, for Kite lien ajuS
Parlor use, '
RAU-IIIDK DOTTOM CHAIRS; '
....... : . 1
Of my own make. ' ' f;i'u
Shol near Wayiiilre MlH
I INVITE THE PUBLIC TO EX A WINE
my stock. I shall be pleased tu chow you
my gootlj. and better pleased when you buy.
New Work put up to order, and Repairing
lone at the lowest cash price. . ,
6A12K EXCHANGi SALOQtir
Blaln street, s : : Dallas, Ogn
1I7INES, LIQUORS, PORTER, ALF
fl iUfcrs, Cigars, C ;an dies, Oysters,
and Sardines will be served to ro tie-
men on the outf ide of the counter, by-m entje
man who has an eye to "bis" on the inside. '
So come along, boys ; make no delay, aid
we will toon hear what you have to say. '
HURGREfJ 4 SHiriDLEfta T
Importers and Dealers in - f
. AND , '
rhetarpest Stock and the Oldest Fer
lilture House in Portland.
W A R E R 0 OM S A N D F A CTOltY '
CORNER SALMON AND FRST CTfiEETS,
OUR STOCK OF NEW GOODS FOR,
' THE . ;
FALL TRADE, ;,
Is now open and lor sale at our store, on ft a
Corner of Front and Mill Streets, DaU
las, Oregon. - " .
We Invite the attention of our patron's
our New Stock, consisting of, , , v
Dress Goods, ' - '
.... Clothing;, . .jnqnti
ilardicaretii , ir
Boots & Shoe!
; School ' JTdo
I stattoneryt ye
In ract everything found In Retail Stores,
At Prices to Suit tho Tines,'
Country Produce .taken In ezelasgfor
Gedi I , .
. . , ... -a tins; r'ltp: , :
Those having old accounts are requested to
call and settle by CASH or NOTE. hsli
We thank the public for their liberal pat
ronage in the past, and hope for a continaasc
of the same.- : : ; -4 w
N. 4. J.Di LEE.
Dallas, March 1st, 1870. ? i:u :i ,1-tf
TOE ELLENDALE MILL ' COM PANf
will give the highest market price lot
wool, delivered at their factory in lVlk Co.
Their Store Is also open, with a general
s'ortment of Dry Goods, Uroceries, Uardwrre,
Ac. ' ' ' -r Jtf .