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At I lie Oridgrc.
."They arc late Mabel, arc they not?
What can have detained them?"
' I am sure I cannof tell. I fancied
I heard the rin; of hoofs a moment
.since. Hark ! 1 hear it plainer now."
The speakers .ftood in the .verandah of
a handsome country seal in Dorsetshire.
'The first, Louise Lauvmt, was a tall,
ihandsoin brunette, with dark, languish
Jn eyes and raven tresses. IL-r cousin
Mabel was the handsomer ojf the two.
Perfect symmetry of form, combined
.with renlar, delicate features ; her
golden hair falling in ringlets over her
i'aultlesa shoulders jshe presented a
picture of loveliness but rarely met
5oth the girls were in riding habits,
.and in one aeitly gloved hand Louise
held a riding whip, with which she im
patiently tapped the toe of the dain!y
.boot that peeped out trom beneath her
At one side, negligently leaning
against a pillar, Jus dark eyes fixed
.upon Mabel's fair face, was the figure
of a young man, apparently about
twenty years of age. In features Clar
ence Laroot resembled his sister Louise;
hut while one face was a type of pure
womanly beauty, there was a hardness
about the mouth of the other that told
.of a far different nature.
" Ah, here they come at last !" erh'd
Louise " IJut Amie is alone. What
,cao have detained -her brother Er
As she spoke, a young lady, mounted
,on a pretty little pony, rode at a rapid
pace up to the house ; and before Clar
ence could reach her side, she had
.sprung from her saddle .and affection
ately greeted her two friends as they
ran down the steps.
"Earnest was unexpectedly obliged
to go to IJlackdale this morning," she
paid, in reply to Mabel's eager inrjuiry,
but will meet us at the little bridge."
" Come, then, brother Clarence, let
.us mount and away," cried Louise,
." John is bringing out the horses,"
(was Clarence's reply. " Come," he
added, as Mabel's steed was brought
Soon all were mounted, and then,
Mabel and Clarence in advance, all
' Cousin Mabel, let ns ride on and
reach the bridge first. Louise and Amy
Ilalstead are deep in some confidential
conference, and will scarcely miss us."
ftlabel acceeded, and soon Louise and
her friend were left behind. A turn in
the road quickly, hid them from their
eight, and slackening bis borse s speed,
" Mabel, I have something to say to
you; something that will influence my
tohole future life. Can you guess what
A look of surprise came over the fair
listener's face, and she said, "Indeed,
Clarence, I can think of nothing you
could say to me of such great impor
tance." " It is this," and his face flushed,
and his voice was low with emotion;
'I love yon, Mabel ; I have loved you
deeply passionately, since 1 lir.-u saw
you. Will you be my wife V
"Oh, Clarence, I cannot ! I am so
sorry !" and the maiden coered her
face with her hands.
" Oli, Mabel, give mo some hope ;
do not cast in e off without a hope of
winning your love," he pleaded.
"Clarence, I cannot! I have no
A strange look came into Clarence
Lamont's eyes, but in a moment it was
gone, arid he said, " Oh, Mabel, why do
you thus repulse my love i Y hy can
you not bid me hope ?"
" Never can I be aught to you but a
friend, Clareucc, aud a frieud I always
Again that strange look came over
his face, and an evil look shone in his
eyes, he hissed between his set teeth,
" Mabel you have trifled with me. You
have won the heart of a true man, and
now throw it from you Beware!"
" No, Clarence, I have nor trifled
with you;" the maiden's voice was
clear and steady now ; 44 1 am betrothed
to another." n
" I have"
The words died upon his lips, for the
sharp ring of hoofs caused him to look
up, and he saw, coming toward them at
a rapid pace, a horse riderless, at first
he thought but as it came nearer, he
saw the form of a man, half thrown
from the saddle, yet clinging to the
almost flying steed.
"Oh heavens! the bridge! the
bridge!" and Mabel's voice rang out in
a wild, despairing cry. One gl.ince,
aud Clarence saw the cause of Mabel's
alarm ; the bridge was gone washed
away by the anry waters; and in if
place a yawning abys, far too wide fr
a horse .to leap, and toward this the
frighted steed was corning at fearful
On, on, came thehor?e, panting with.
terror and exertion, till it stood upon
the very brink of the chasm; and then,
with a moment's hesitation, the leap
was taken. As the horse hesitated
upon the bank, the rider strove to du
engage himself fiom his doomed steed ;
but it was too late, ard with a wild cry
he was hurled into the abys.
Mute with supense, the two riders
sat stricken dumb with fear until the
instant that the frightened steed he-i-tated
upon the briuk of the abys; and
then as both recognized the doomed
rider, M;tbel shrieked :
"Oh, Ernest, Ernest!"
One look at the maiden's agonized
face, and Clarence had read her seer-t,
a. id an evil, sinister glow lit up his
" Oh, Clarence, save him, save him!"
and the maiden laid his h ind upon his
arm, and looked pleadingly up in his
With one spring Clarence had reach
ed the .edge of the chasm, and g iz I
anxiously down into the roaring waters;
and then he saw the half suhnieryetl
body of Ernest Ilalstead desperately
clinging to a part of the bridge tha,
remained in the mid.it of the angry
His wicked heart ga7e a triumphant
bound ps he tints recognized the de.oliy
peril of his rival; and, turning to Ma
bcl, who stood mute with terror by the
side of her passive steed, he hoarsely
' .Mabel, I will save him on one con
dition, and that is, promise to bo -ny
" I cannot !
turc mo thus
I cannot ! Do not tor
Save him, L command
" Promise, and I will."
" I cannot !" ,
" Then he shall die !" and he turned
" Oh, Clarence, do not leave him
Save him ! save him ! I promise any-
thing, only save him 1"
Triumphant now, Clarence quickly
detached the bridle from his horse, and
with one look at Mabel, advanced until
he stood Apon the brink of the chasm ;
and then leaning far over, he flung the
reins down to the d
Eagerly he grasped them, and clung
with all his declining strength to the
Remember your promise!" cried
Clarence, as ho turned for an instant
toward the maiden, and then again bent
to his task.
But suddenly, with a wild cry, he
cast the bridle far from him, and
sprang backward. But it was too late ;
the bank on which he stood, already
loosened from its base by the foaming
torrent, slid forward into the seethin"
waters, burying beneath it the body of
' llarence Lamont.
Another shriek came from the maid
en's lips, but she did not faint. Nerved
by fear, she sprang forward and eagerly
gazed down into the chasm, and there
saw her lover manfully struggling with
DALLAS, OREGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST .5.
the waves, but still
When Clarence tossed the bridle
from him, it caught ufon a low bush
thet grew upon the bank, and toward
this the 'maiden turned with a cry of
joy. Grasping it, she exerted nil her
strength to aid her lover, aud not in
vain, for soou the strain ceased, and
Ernest Ilalstead had clambered to the
solid earth, and stood before her.
" Siv-d ! -raved !" she murmnred ;
and hen her strength deserted herand
she sank to the earth
Pale and weak with his exertions,
her lover bent over her and gently
raised her prostrate form to his bosom.
Then as she slowly opened her ces,
he whispered, 44 Darling Mabel, to you
I owe my life!- Look up, dearest !"
A sweet smile was his answer, and
bending his heal, he pressed a ks
upon her pale cheek.
Clarence, where are you?" cried
the voice of Louise at this moment; and
in another instant the two girls rode up.
44 Why, Mabel, what is the matter?
Where is my brother V was the
startled inquiry of Louise, as with sud
den ahum she sprang from her horse
aud hurried forward.
Soon the story was told.; and with
pale, urief-stained faces the little party
It was late that day ere the body of
Clarence Lament was recovered ; and
when he was laiJ in the tomb, none
wept more deeply than his gent'e
Three months after there was a quiet
wedding at ihe handsome country seat
in Dorsetshire; and there is no need to
tell who were the two that were made
Never, not even to h ;r husband, has
M.ibel told the story of her promise at
that fatal bri lge ; but burying it
in the past, she remembers it only
as the one fault of her uufoi tuinte
MF.HICAN rittKUOi-i IN ix'koim:
The ftvor with which the improved
patterns of American firearms are re
iMrded in Europe bids f.iir to give
I hem the preference over all forms of
rifles and" muskef.s uow in use in the
armies of the great p!We?s. not ex
eepfing the ( 'has-epot and needle gun,
the Sneider :ul the new English arm,
the Martini Henry During the late
European wnr, we exported to France,
lr m this port, not ; than OOU.OOU
muskets; but these shipments are of
trilling importance compared with tin
heavy orders which our manufacturers
have received for the most approved
patterns of rifb-s, which hive received
the approval of "the American (iovero'
ment, and were subj-cted to practical
and satisfactory tests in the late civd
war. Anion-the new A merie in rifles,
the Ilcminton seems to be the most
popular, abroad a- well ns at home.
The first European order for the Rem
ington rifle was received some five
years ago from Denmark, to which
country 42.000 were shipped. Sin -e
then. Sweden has taken IJO.OOO, Cuba,
.iO,000; Egypt., 110,000; Rome, 10,
000; .Japan, .000 ; France 150.000;
and Greece, HU.OOO. The German
Government has not ventured the ex
peritnetit as yet. but it is stated on high
military authority that the needle gun
is not entirely satisfactory, and that if
the proposed re-urmament f the Ger
man forces i carried into effect, the
American arm will be given a chance
to compete with , those of European
manufacture. Besides the Remington
exported, we have sent abroad many
thousand stands of old muskets, 20,000
Bcrdan rifles, and upwards of 000,000,-
000 cartridges. We have also sent
abroad a considerable amount of ordi
nance, heavy and light. Altogether,
our shipments of arras to Europe,
since me commencement of the late
continental war, are said to have
reached the following enormous totals :
500,000 carbines and rifles, 20.000
revolvers, 221,247 Remington arms of
various kinds; 300 Parrot guns, 30
Gattling batteries, and over 100,000,
000 cartridges. It is to be regretted
that commerce in war material is not at
an end for ever, but while thcro exists
a market for such goods, which must
be supplied from somo source, it is
gratifying to our national prido to
know that the skill of our inventors is
recognized and appreciated abroad, and
that American arms are considered
superior to the best of those made
elsewhere. The old world cannoc teach
us much that is worth knowing about
working in iron, whether the article to
be made is a steamship, cannon or a
repeating rifle. Iron Age.
Wo furnish the Republican and
DerriqresCt Afontfily for 31 3 year,
A CIIIM; III. A MI Hlill.
From tbe San Francisco Bulletin.
The Chinese have many customs pe
culiar to their nation, which strike the
"outside barbarian" as being unnatural
and strange. Their religious traditions
are so deep-rooted and so strongly
fostered by superstition as to give little
encouragement to missionary laborers.
The superstitious are those pertaining
to tin disposition of their dying and
dead relatives. Very often the dead
bodies of Chinese men aud women are
found in untenanted buildings in the
Chinese quarter of the city, and those
unacquainted with their superstitions
are prone to set the desertions of dying
friends down as an act of selfishness.
This, however, is not so, as the Chinese
believe that if persons die in a house
that they live in before death, their
spirits will haunt the place ever after
wards, and give unpleasant evidence of
their presence toad who remain. In order
to prevent the m jnifestutiou of the
restless spirit, as soon as the doctor
gives it as his opinion that a patient can
not survive, he i taken to another place
and left alone to die. -Yesterday a case
of this, kind was reported to the Coro
ner. A young Chinawoman, who bad
been given up by theattendiug physician
was carried by her relative to an un
tenanted Ionise on Ellis Place, off Pa
cific, above Dupont. They then dress
ed her in her best clothing, spread a
new matting 00 the floor, anl laid her
on it. They brought in perserves,
meat, fruits, candies, boiled rice, etc.,
lighted some punks and retired, leaving
her ril ne to wait ti c coming of the
common destroyer. During the day
she died, and was found last night.
Coroner Lcttermar. removed the body,
and it is now at the uiornc awaiting
the further action f the relatives, who
will probably leave her to te diposed
of by the city, as is generally their
practice in such cases. Many China
men those of the wea:thy classes
do not desert their dead friends, and
for furtherance of this desire there are
several hospitals fitted up in order that
those about to die may be removed
H ere until they have paid the debt of
mfure, after whi h they are buried
with all the ceremonies of the disciples
m:u sicvvi. 1 k;iit.
We learn from our foreign exchanges
that a new signal light, possessing most
remarkable properties, ha just been
hrought out in England. Its peculiar
ities are tint it is self-igniting when
placed in water or thrown on the sea.
Contact with water being the only
means of ignitim,; the lamp, it is inex
tinguishahle when once' ignited ; nei
iher wind nor storm has any effect upon
the flame. The light is of intense bril
liancy, and of great duration, and can
be seen for a great dis ance in the open
air. Photographs may be taken by it.
Experiments were tried on the evening
of the 24th of April at 10 o'clock, in
the presence of some scientific gentle
men, 10 ueterniinc its onmancv as a
signal. A lamp was placed in a bucket
of water on the top of Primrose Mill,
London, and the light was so intense
that, af;cr the signal had been burning
for twenty minutes, small newspaper
print could be distinctly read at a dis
tance of seventy feet, notwithstanding
tlint the night was thiek and foggy.
This light will burn tor forty minutes.
In construction the lamp is exceedingly
sininle, and so contrived that when
once burned the whole may be thrown
away. The chemical preparation con
tained in the lamp is a solid, hard sub
stance, free from danger, not affected
by heat, and so non explosive ; and the
signal is comparatively inexpensive. Its
applications tor marine signals are nu
tncrous. In case of shipwreck, a few
lamps thrown on the sea would illumi
nate tho entire sceue, and enable assist
ance to be promptly and efficiently ren-
deVed For rocket-line apparatus it is
equally valuable, ns bursting into a
flame in railing into the sea, it would
indicate the position of the rocket line.
In connection with life buoys, it would
bo a mark to the drowning sailor.
A letter writer in Paris says that it is
wonderful what a change a few days
have made in tho general aspect of that
city. With tho exception of the ruins
and the crowds of strangers which sur
round them from morning to night,
there s little to remind one that the
city has just been the theatre of a civil
A fellow was told that three yards of
cloth by being wet, would shrink a
ouarter of a yard. "Well, then" he in-
quircu, it juu Kiiium Hci a quarter j
1 a : r t. . .. 1 .1 l .
pt a yarq, wouia tfterobe auy lelw
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, dC.
J. LlttSliY fIIl,L,9 JTI. D.9
Physician & Surgeon,
JIUi:A VISTA, OltHClON.
Formerly Tracticed with U. C. HILL, M. D.t
WHOI.ESAI.B DKALKRS IX
IXR.Y OOOJDH, Etc.
Moom;H m.ocK, sai.i;i.
100,000 lbs Wool Wanted
For which the Highest Market Trice will
Le jaid. 3-3ro
J Oil J. IIAI.V,
iVolarv Fuflic, &c.,
11UI2XA VISTA. 41 tf
J. C. GRUBBS, m. D.,
imiyic:iax am mjiu;i;o.
Offer hi Services to the Citizens of Dallas
OFFlCE-ii NICHOLS' Drug Store.
w. i). j i:n-iii:s, m. i.,
Eliyiii;tn ami .Surireoii.
Sjxrial Krnlin given to Ob-tetrien n!
!iaei . Women. ,Hf
. U. Vi lli,,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law,
Will pruftir in U tbe Court of Record and
Inferior Court of thi State.
OFFICE Io Vtkitd A Co'a lirick, up
I. V. SlILMVi.Y,
Attorney & Counsellor-At-Law,
Win practice in all tbe Court of the State. 1
J. Lu OI.M VS,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
Special attention given to Collections and to
matter pertaining to Real Estate. 1
fiBO. B. CTBRKr.
J1I81RI?Y & II 17 E LEY,
r, a pay 1ST r is - - - - ori:;ox.
lUISSHM. & FERRY,
Real Estate Agents
and Real Estate Auctioneers,
No. lOfl. FKOXT STItliKT,
PORTLAND - - - - . OHKCiON.
WAS3H AH3 CARRIAGE SHOP,
Main Street, Dallas.
Fecond door north of the Drug Store.
Tho underpinned wishes to inform the 1'uMie
that ho in prepared to do any kind of work in
bin line on the phortoct notice, and in the bept
tylc. Thankful to hie old rtitotner and
friends for former patronnpe, he respectfully
;licit a continuance of the ?nme.
39-tf S. T. GARRISON.
Committee on Railroad
Have decided that a oon a the Oregon
Central Railroad (West Side) is completed into
Polk County, they will issue orders to all con
tractors and woikmcn on the line to purchase
Groceries and Provision,
Clothing. Boots and Shoes,
Ladies Droits Goods,
Or anything ' they may happen to want of M.
M. Ellis, at Laclede, formerly known as ClufTs
Store. Meanwhile, all farmers, or anyone else,
will find it to their interest to call and make
their selection, All are aware that I am sell
ing g'iods cheaper than anybody in Polk Co.
I buy more Produce than any teo stores In the
County. So bring along your Rutter if it is
80PT. and If it is solid, all the better.
Yours truly, M. M. ELLIS.
mil 4 I) DOOR
MAIN STREET, DALLAS.
1 hare constantly on hand and for Sale
WINDOW SASH, Glazed
BOORS OF ALL SIZES.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES,
All of the Best Material and Manufacture,
11-tf JAMES M. CAMPBELL.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, &C.
PORTLAND - - - - OREGON.
General News Agent
For Oregon and Adjacent Terrtltofle.
Also SPECIAL COLLECTOR -f -til '4Imli
AGENT for the 'Da 11 as Republican. ,
J E WILL PAY TIIE HIGHEST MAB-
ket Price in Cub for WOVL.
Sacks and Twine Furnished.
Wool received at any Shipping Point on h
COX & EAR II ART,
COMMERCIAL STREET, SALEM.
II. P. SII RIVER
Hoiifcc, Wasron .and Sign
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon
EW WASO:V AND CAR
RIAGE FACTO RV.
RICHARDSON 4c CO.
Inform the.Publie that they are now reaHj'te
do all Win 1 of work in tbeir Una.
CARRIAGES, WAGONS. Ac. Built or .Re
paired with Neatness and .Ditpatcb.
WAGONtS conataoUy u Land far tde.
IJLACKSMITIIIN'G doue by an a park reed
One door south of Livery Stable Dallas, Ogn.
Underwood, Raster & Co,
Commercial street, Salem. Oregon,
MANUFACTURE ATX "KT5TDS OTHTAO
ON'S after tbe most approved stylet and
tbe best of workmanship, on short notice, and
AT PORTLAND PRICES!
S. C. STILES,
Main st. (opposite the Cour House), DallM,
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Collars,
Check Lines, etc., etc., of all kinds, which he is
prepared to sell at the lowest living rates.
aCT REPAIRING done on -ehort notice.
HURGREN & CIILwlIH,
Importers and Dealers in
The Largest Stock and Che Oldest Fur
nlture House in P-rtlasd
WAREROOTttS AUD PACTOStY
CORNER SALMON AND TISST BTHEETi
E VE R V WEEK!
We want Smart and Eoerjjrtv; A pent to
introduce out popular and 3t!y celebrated
inventions, in every Village, Tvten and City f
IntlhpentaUe to every Household;
They are highly approved of, endorsed and
adopted by Laditt, I'Jiytittn ond DiriW.
land are now a GREAT FAVORITE with
Every Family will Purchase Owe
or more of them. Something that their nertts
are apparent at a GLANCE.
DRUGGISTS, MILLINERS. DRESSBAXX&9
and all who keep FANCY STORES, will find
our exeellei t articles SELL VER Y RAPID
L Y, gives perfect satisfaction and neUins;
to all Dealers and Agents.
COUNTY RIGHTS FHEE
to all who desire engaging In an Honorable,
lltpeetable and Prajinbl JluHet at the same
time doing good to their companions in life.
Sample $2 00, sent freo by mail on receipt of
priee. SEND FOR WHOLESALE CIRCU
VICTORIA MANUFACTURING C0HPT., '
IT, PARK PLACE, New York. '
NEW PICTURE GALLERY.
J. II. KINCAID has opened a u
New Photographic Gallery ?
In Dallas, where he will be pleased to wait on ,
Customers in his line of Business at all hours
of the day. ... ,
Taken without grumbling, at tho same prtea as ;
Adults. Satisfaction iruaranteed: PHf.vii
suit the times. ' '" '
Rooms atLafollett's Old Stand, Ma S
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, April 2Uh, 1871