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DALLAS, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1871.
he D r 1 3 a n $ cp ufcliran
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Dallas, Polk County, Oregon.
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A SIGHT WITH A MANIAC.
BY A YOCKG SIKOEON.
The maniac was a 'giant, lie ha
broken his heavy chains as Sampson
.broke the withies had torn open tho
door of the cell torn the keeper, liter
ally to pieces burst open the door
killed the watchman with a heavy iron
bar he wrencnel from the door and
escaped with hia formidable weapon
into the city. The whole place was
aghast at the news, and we students at
-the hospital and dis.-ectin? room who
where connected with the Asylunfhad
to nerve ourselves to help capture the
escaped wild beast.
I had-gone to the d'i5.ectins; room
nlnnft. and was about to commence
using the knife on a subject. There
,wns a storm rarin" and with a low ob
the wind swelled through the long aisle
of forest trees, and flashed with the
gathered force of an ocean wave against
the dead-house. Simultaneously, a
hand struck the light door, and the yell
of a maniac ran through and through
Above the door, through the small
ventilator, the face of the madman and
murderer neered down at mc.
Ah, ah ! I have caught you at last
here and alone. 1 have been wait
ing for you. You took me once, didn't
you ! Ha, ha I Let me in.
The coolness of imminent peril
brought. oiv Dowers to action. 1 held
his eye an instant ; but it was evident
he was too wild for that ; his blood was
ip, and it roved with eager ferocity
.through the room and over the frail
walls. With the light bound ot a
Jeopard I gained the door, and shot the
double bolt. A gleam of rage darted
irom his eye : but he laughed, 11 .Ha,
ha ! You Uimk tnat win Keep me
' Wait." I cried. " I have a weapon
in mv hand as keen as a razor. It is
tooisoncd bv the dead bodv I have been
working on. Burst the door and I'll
t)lunce it in vour heart. If it but touch
50U you arc a dead man. You may
till me, but I'll kill you, as certain as
there is a God."
The swartiiy giant shook the door
until its hinges creaked and groaned
beneath his hand. Then laughing
again low to himself, muttered. " Fool,
I'll outwit you yet 1" and then stole off
in the darkoesa. I heard him for an
instant pressing against the wall of the
building, and it swayed and bent in
wards with the weight. Then silence.
The din of my Dulses made thunder in
my ears as I tried to hear hia stealing
tread, and the sobbing wind rose anew
with a weird shriek, making my efforts
A thousand times 1 heard his low,
devilish, murderous laugh. A thousand
.times I felt his brawny strength against
the door, and saw his wild face look
down at me through tho gloom ; but
'till he did not come. I tried to think
he had abandoned the design and had
elunk off discouraged ; but I knew it
was not so I knew he was crouching
in some corner on the watch to spring
on me when I passed.
Could I Btay there all night ? No,
certainly not. An hour more, and
Harry Leigh, liiy wife's young brother,
would come to seek me would come,
unconscious of the danger, until a
bloodhound at his throat would choke
tln brave young life out of him for
I listened, iu the intervals of the now
fitful storm, to hear if he was breathing
near me." I waited for the neit lull.
It came that deep hush that follows
the gusty wind. I put my soul in the
sense of hearing, but no human shadow
of sound greeted it.
When the storm swelled again, I
drew the bolt and looked into the
uight; a black pall hung over the earth
and sky. I had as good a chance to
pass him in the obscurity as he had to
catch me. With my knife between my
teeth, and the massive thigh bone of a
nigger to slay him with if I must, I
drew off my shoes, and stepped out into
the darkness. A sudden whirl of the
tempest almost took me off-my feet,
and a brick, dislodged from one of the
chimneys, grazed my head in its pas
:ige, and broke in halves before me ou
With bated breath, and a step like
the tread of a panther scenting his
prey, I parted the thick darkness, aud
turned my face towards the hospital,
lie might be either here at my step
along the passage or hidden in the
anirle of the wall at the door through
which 1 iuu.t enter. This seemed the
most probable ; but there was another
door known only to the doctors.
I thought I would elude him. With
infinite caution, 1 began to scale the
ligh wall, dreading, horribly lest some
sudden break in the eky might reveal
me to the wild eyes that watched fur
Safely p?issing the 9t.imrait, I threw
my leg over fur the descent, and felt
my fu't seized.. It mm but the tendril
of a wild vine skirting the wall. (J rasp
ing my knife iu my right hand, L crept
iloug the buhes for about fifty yards,
then struck across the lawn for the side
entrance. 1 lie darkness perplexed me.
but I thought I. was steering straight.
Snddeuly my foot struck brick. v hat
was this ? I tried to recollect. There
was no pavement round that part of the
I pushed on uncertainly, and feeling
a weight in the air, put out my hand
to grope for some clue to my wherea
bouts. I was in an alley, flanked with
stone walls far above my head. I gave
a sudden turn. In an instaut I knew
I was in the subterranean passage of
the asylum. 1 timing to retrace my
steps, the opaque density of some heavy
body crouched between me and the
outer air. I heard its stifled breathing
its stealthy tread approaching me
Just heavens ! A struggle for life with
a madman in these narrow, gloomy
vaults to lie in a pool of one's own
heart's blood in this undiscovered
tomb and my young wife Constance !
it was maddening !
For an instant my brain was on fire.
Then I thought that there might be an
exit other devious windings in which
I could elude my deadly pursuer. Go
ing deftly backwards, 1 turned the
angle iu the wall, and then plunged at
the utmost speed of a young and active
man along the back passage. Instantly
I knew I was being pursued, Meeting
another crossed path struck into it
an opposite direction. The maniac
instantly followed me. What a race
through those cavernous depths of the
madhouse 1 What tragic pitfalls might
lurk at every step! what black and
stagnant pools lie waiting to engulph
me ! what deeper depths of icy black
ness into which to fall and fall for
The passage grew narrower. We
were, perhaps, under the very centre of
the building, and farthest from the
outer air. 1 had tried to breathe noise
lessly; the effort exhausted me. I knew
nothing of the labyrinths could only
guess at our position by the distance
from the entrance. 1 had counted the
turnings we had made.- I 'thought I
could retrace them. My strength was
failing. 1 was fleetest, but he was
Presently ho would run me down. It
would be a terrible veuture, but the
necessity was imminent. I would try
it. Gathering all my force, I darted on
like an arrow into tho darkness. The
suddenness of my increased speed baf
fled him. I succeeded in putting fifty
yards between ua, gained and turned
the next angle, then, drawing myself
against the wall, with every nerve and
muscle strained into preturnatural ten
sion, with the mighty heaving of my
spent chest crushed into silence by an
effort of despairing will, I waited for
him to pass me. I heard him coming,
rushing on with new strength through
the blackness, reach tho angle, turn it,
striking his massive body against the
jutting stones. I heard him spring
like an animal on along the track. I
felt his hot breath like steam the foam
of his set jaws flung across my face
and he stopper!. I felt that he was
feeling for me ! that he was crouching
ou the stones. I saw the red of his
eyeballs glare up at me through tho
darkness. I felt the touch of his icy
flesh on my hand. Like lightning, he
raised himself, arid throwing his vast
weight against me, pinioned me to the
stones. And the mud rage of a man at
bay surged upward to my braiu. I
clasped my knife convulsively, and
seized him by the throat, resolving to
die hard. Itavas hair it was shaggy
The hands against my iMiest had a thick
coat of fury 1 clasped him to my
breast. It was Liou my favorite dog,
"Great heavens, Keene, what kept
you the whole night in that cursed dead
house? It is near day ; the door has
been open those two hours, aud Derby
aud King have been asleep. I was
getting on my boots to look for you."
" Why in the name of common sense
did you let this dog out after mc ?
Will you tell me that ?"
"Why he howled like a maniac, and
clawed at the door till I thought you
must be in aoiwi danger, and 1 cu'uld
not keep him iu."
" Danger ! Well, we can talk now.
House yourself. I had an interview
with your maniac, and he is prowling
around the grounds after mc now.
Call up the men. I must go alter
You don't say so ?"
l Yes) don't waste a second."
In five minutes the whole force in
the hospital was out in the grounds.
We took him iu an angle of the great
door, crouched behind the jutting wul',
waiting for me. He drew his lips back
over his teeth, in the dumb ferocity of
a mad brute, as he saw me, and his eyes
settled iuto a dull, lurid glare", impossi
bio to describe as be hissed out, " Ila !
this is twice twice you triumph; wait
till the third time !"
Around the blazing grate, in tho
closing hour of the tempest-twsed
night, wo shook hand over the glad
ness of our reunion, and af ter the story
was over, and the horror first, and the
laughter after, at the close of my adven
ture, and Derby and King had left,
and Harry Leigh and I stood watching
at the window the young winter day
rise over the hill, there was something
very like tears over the bold, bright
blue eyes as he pointed to the walls of
the mad-house and said, " Constance
would have gone there, Keene, or died,
aud mine would have been a heavy,
heavy life after."
A plesant and clever writer in TiN
ton's " Golden Aye" furnishes the fob
lowing exquisite limning of " The
True Lady :"
From the lady there exhales a sub
tier magnetism. Unconciously she cir
cles herself with an atmosphere of un
ruffled strength, which, to those who
ccme into it, give confidence and
repose. Within her influence tho diffi
dent grow self-possessed, the impudent
are checked, the inconsiderate admon
ished ; even the rude are constrained
to be mannerly, and the refined are
perfected ; all spelled unawares by tho
charm of the flcxablc diguity, the
commanding gentleness, the thorough
womanliness of her look, speech aud
demeanor. A sway is this purely
spiritual. Every sway, every legitimate,
every enduring, sway is spiritual, a
rcnancy of light over obscurity, of right
over brutality. The only real gains we
ever make are ppiritual gains a further
subjection of the gross to the incorpo
ral, of body to soul, of the animal to
human. The finest, the most charac
teristic acts of a lady involve a spiritual
asceution, a going out of herself. In
being and bearing, patience, benignity,
generosity, aro tho traces that give
shape to tho virtues of truthfullness.
Iu the radiaut reality of ladyhood the
artificial and conventional aro naught
Different from, opposito to, the super
positions of art or the dictates of mode
is the culture of the innate, tho un
folding of the living, as different a3 the
glow of health is from the cosmetic
stain that would counterfeit its tint.
The Scientific American says it is
impossible to construct a burglar proof
safe, for the thief, with his cylinders of
compressed hydrogen and oxygen, can
in a few seconds burn holes of any size
in the hardest metal, his Are drill ona&
bling him in a few minutes to work
his way into the strongestsafe that was
a ci mc 17 1, a it letter.
I-'roai our Special Correspondent.
Sir : At a meeting of the. stock
holders of the Saiitiam Mining Com
pany, Prof. Joab Powell pre.-idiug, the
following resolutions were unanimously
adopted, with but one di.senting voice :
Resolved, first, that a copy of these
proceedings be printed, and that we
authorize the Secretary to put 400
shares ou the market at once to pay for
the same. Second. Thatour couutry is
poleedi ng, not from political effects, but
from the non-appreciation of talent, aud
that "Susan" is that talent; and
second, that this meeting, feeJing their
bowels of compassion moved in agoniz
ing and tumultuous gushings toward
tho forlorn object of our sympathy, that
we, iu our entire, whole, uudivided
and concentrated corporate capacity, do,
with due solemnity ami with tears of
agony, blood, brine and other heart
rending not herein specified, recom
mend, order, command, entreat, and
otherwise urge upon Susan to take a
step Ah, that step ' Third. That we
have, after many years of labor and
deep research iu the realms of spiritu
alism or spirits connulted John A.
Merrill, Lucrccia Uorgua, and other
bright lights and that we have re
eeived instructions to proceed as will
be hereinafter specified. Fourth. That
we have opened negotiations with the
Prime Minister of fhe IrUh Republic
for the recovery of the animate form of
the lion. -Mr. J rani ; aud Fifth, be-
ieving, with some shining lights of
New York, that tho species should be
improved ; and Sixth, that the decision
of this body hhall be fiual and bindiug
on tho parties herein named aud
Seventh, thai we are desirous of bind
ing the two Republics closer together
in the bonds of unity ; and Kighth,
that the authorities which we have
consulted tell us that there is an afhuity
existing between the parties specified.
therefore, bo it revolved, our own cor
porate body concurring, that you, Mrs.
S., are hereby authorized, commanded
and bound by thete presents, to don
male attire, purchase you a ticket, buy
a Government, mule, and proceed to
Ireland, where you will find George in
female attire awaiting you, aud where
you are commanded to lay siogc to his
heart bust it if you can and if you
can't, for God's sake bust him, and then
lie of grief, and thereby call down the
blessings of all the civilized world
(Salt Lake aud the Oneida Community
excepted) on your devoted headi
Signed by all the parties. R. C
A woman says what she chooses
without being abused for it. She can
take a nap after dinner while her hus-
bund goes to work She can go iuto
the street without being asked to
land treat at every saloon. She can
stay at home in time of war. and get
married again if her husband gets
killed. She can wear corsets if too
thick, and other fixings if too thin. She
can get a divorce from her husband if
she sees one she likes better. She can
get her hu-band in debt all over, until
he warns the public, not to trust her on
his account. Rut all these advantages
are balanced by the facts that she can
not sing bass, wear a beard, go sparking
or climb a tree.
As to the origin of the phrase "Old
Nick," Archdeacon Xarcs tells us that
Nick" was a very old name among
the Northerns; and from them we de
rived the word. We borrowed it, in
fact, from the title of an evil genius
among the Danes. They believed that
he often app3ared on the sea aud on
deep rivers in the form of a sea moii
ster, psesaging immediate ship.wreck
and drowning to the unhappy sailors.
Keyster, another antiquarian authority,
mentions a deity ot tho waters, wor
shipped by the ancient Danes and Ger
mans, under the name of Nicken or
Nocca. Hence, doubtless, the " Old
Ni-k arose, by au easy corruption.
In the museum at Cassel, Germany, is
a library made from O00 Luropcan
trees. Tho back of each volume is
formed of the bark of a tree, the sides
of the perfect wood, the top of young
wood aud tho bottom ot old. When
opened tho book is found to be a box,
containing the flower, seed, fruit and
leaves of the tree, oither dried or lmi
tated iu wax.
A girl, forced by her parents into a
disagreeable match with au old man
whom she detested, when tho clergy
man camo to that part of tho service
where the bride is asked if she consents
to tako tho bridegroom for her husband,
said : "Oh dear no, sir ; but you are
tho first person who has asked my opin
ion about the matter."
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, dC.
I. SB. uAivmmmi
I'OIl'lXAN'I) - - - - OISKGON.
General News Agent
I'or Oregon 'and Adjacent Terrrltorief.
Also SPECIAL COLLECTOR of all kiuda
AGENT for the Dallas Republican.
JOU.V J. HALT,
At Vx & Con bi e J Ic r- a I - Law,
Will practice in the Courta of Record ati J In
feiior Courts. Collections attended to promptly.
Office in Dr. J. E. Davi'lon'n nuiMinjj,
MAIN STREET, INIHilENI)EVCC
J. C. GRUSDS, 171. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Offers his Service to the Citizens of Dallas
OFFICE tut NICHOLS' Drug Store.
W. I. JEITHIEH, M. I).,
KMiysician and Surgeon,
Special attention given to Obstetrics and
Di..ejtt-es of Women. ltf
Attorney & Counsellor-At-Law,
Will practice In all the Courts of the State. 1
J. L. iOI,MS,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
Special attention given to Collections and to
iu alters pertaining to Real Kttate. 1
RUSSEL, FERRY & WOODWARD.
Heal I2!atc Agents
and Real Estate Auctioneers,
No KM). FRONT .STREET,
PORTLAND - . - - . ORECON.
J. A. A PPM3tt ATI2,
A 1 1 -y & Co ii 11 c 1 1 o p-a t - La iv,
OFFICE IN COURT HOUSE,
DALLAS, FOLK COUNTY, 03E00IT. ,
Committee on flail roads
Have decided that a soon as the Oregon
Central Railroad (We?t Side) is completed into
Plk County, they will b?ue orders to all con-
triit"rs and woikuitu on the line to purchase
Groceries and Provision.
Clothing, Boot and Shoes,
Lad us' Bresa Goods,
Or anything they may happen to want of M.
M. Llli, at Laclede, ! rni-rly known as C1u(Tp
Store. Mpanwbiie, all farmery, r anyone cLc,
will find it to their interest, to inll and make
their fe'eotions. All are awure that I am cell
ing jJ'Mxls rhmjier llt'in tt)lulm.l in Pulk Co.
I buy more Produce that! any c vtorea in the
County. So bring along your Butter if it is
soft, and if it is sonn, ail the better.
lours truly, M. M. ELLIS.
Ml BOOR AM
MAIN STREET. DALLAS."
. 1 have constantly on hand and for Sale
WIABMIW SASH, ftlazecl
DOOllS OF ALL SIZES.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES,
All of the Best Material and Manufacture,
ll-tf JAMES M. CAMPBELL.
Or. CIIAEUjE W ILMKV,
SALEM. - - - OREGON.
All who require Surgical Operations on tho
Eyes, or treatment, aro invited to give him a
Those who do not receive permanent benefit
will not be required to pay fvr treatment.
JIo is amply provided with all tho modern
and improved Instruments, and will make
thorough Examinations free ot charge.
NEW PA1AT SlSOt
Carriage., Wagon, Sign,
GRAINING & GLAZING,
PAPER HANGING, &c,
Done In tho most Workmanlike manner by
IX. P, SIIRIVER.
Shop upstairs over Ilobart & Co's Harness
DALLAS, POLK CO., OREGON.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, &C.
jlll 11,1, AS IIOTEV
CORNER MAIN AND COURT STS.
Dallas, Folk County. Oregon.
The undersigned, having RE-FITTED tfco
above HOTEL, now informs the l'ublic.that
he is prepared to Accommodate all who may
favor him with a call, in as good style aa can
be found in any Hotel in the Country. Give
me a call, and you shall not leave disappointed.
12-tf W. F. KENNEDY, Proprietor.
S. C S rJC Mj E
Main st. (opposite the Coor House), Dallas,
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IW
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Collars,
Check Lines, etc., etc., of all kinds, which he Mi
prepared to sell at the lowest living rates.
g:$r R E P A I R IN G done on short notice.
E VERy WEEK!
We want Smart and Energetic Agents t
introduce our pjipular and justly celebrated :
inventions, in every Village, Tutau and City
the WurUt. - - '
Indispensable to every Household;
They are highly approved of, endorsed and
adopted by Ladien, J'Jntician and Diriue
and are now a GREAT FAVORITE with
Every Family will Purchase One
or more of tbem. Something that their merits
aro apparent at a GLANCE.
DRUGGISTS, MILLINERS, DRESSMAKER!
and all who keep FANCY STORES, will find
our cxeellett articles SELL YER Y UAPID- '
L Y, gives perfect satisfaction and netting
to all Dealers and Agents.
COUNTY RIGHTS FREE
to all who desire engaging In an Honorable.
IttprvtnM id ProjiaUe llunint, at the same
time doing good to their companions in life.
Sample $2 00, sent free by mail on receipt of
price. SEND FOR WHOLESALE CIRCU
VICTORIA MAHUFACTURI2TG COMPY.,
IT, PARK PLACE, New York.
r nwminn rmTi?nv
J.-II. KINC AID has opened a
New Photographic Gallery
In Dalla?, where he will be pleased to trait Ofi
Customers in his line of Business at all hoars
of the day.
Taken without grumbling, at tho same price at ,
Adults. Satisfaction guaranteed. Price to ,
euit the times.
Rooms at Lafollett'a Old Stand, Main Street, .
Dallas, PulkCounty, Oregon, April 27th, 1871
C. S. MIL VER,
No. 13C, First Street,
PORTLAND, - - - . OREGON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
DRY GOODS, - CLOTBISV.
LADIES' DHESS GOODS,
HOOTS AND SHOES, HATS & CAPS,
OR O C FRIES r- PR O VISIONS,
Highest Ca.h Price paid for all kinds of
'" ' '" - II II i '"I I iiih II MW ,
Itag Carpet Weaving.
4 LL PERSONS HAVING MATERIAL '
V for Rag Carpets, and wishing them :
Woven, can bo accommodated by calling on
the undersigned. Orders left at the Store of
R. Iiowe Bros, will be promptly attended to.
lf-Hm WM. SAULS BERRY.
C. V. FARM ENTER.
r. 1. BAUCOCTt.
PARftiENTER & BA0CGCK.
Manufacturers, aud Wholesale aud lie
all Dealers In
JP arn i tvwc f
Commercial Street Salem, Oregon,
HAVE ON HAND THE LARGEST.
ffol lands, and
PA IE tt-II A i imis
To bo found in Marion County.
All kinds of Picturo Frames, Coffins and
Caskets made to order on short notice and At
PARMENTElt7A BABCOCK v
Salem, March 23, 1870. 4.tf
HAVING PURCHASED AN ENTIRE "
New Stock of Goods, I would call the .f
attention of tho Public to my Old Stand at the "
Brick Store. I have a full stock of , ; ; ;
Groceries, Diy Good 8, Hoot and Snoes, 'i.
and everything fouud in a first-claas Variety
Store. My old; custoojem will find jt to their
advantage to renew their patronago, and new
ones will be cordially welcomed. , ,
All kinds of Produce taken at tho highest
market rates. ; r,, ., i: j
Pallas, Aug. 3, JS7-1. W, C. BROWN.