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VOL. 3, NO. 34.
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I'll B DYING MAX'S STORY.
You have often asked me for my
history, doctor, and, now that I am so
Dear my end, you shall have it. Now,
don't stop iae, my dear triend ; I know
what you would say I must not ex
cite myself, or talk much. You see, I !
am almost as good a doctor as you are ;
but I feel that I cannot last another
day, and as a few hours cannot make
much difference, I prefer dying my own
way ; so sit down, and listen to what
do one has heard but yourself.
Six and twenty years ago I was a
clerk, in a merchant office. I can't
eay I liked the buiness,but I stuck to it
and got on, for I loved my master's
daughter, and hoped by hard work to
one day be able to make her mine. I
was an orphan, with neither kith nur
kin to look after me ; but the love I bore
1M illy kept me quiet and industrious.
I rose ftept by step in the office ; and
Mr. T3rucc,the Merchant was never tired
of sounding my praise.
All went on happily until he discov
ered that I loved his daughter,and then
his passion knew no bound. I need
not enter tnto the particulars. I was
turned from bis house, but not alone
for Milly and I bad been secretly
married three months before.
We took a quiet little lodging in the
euburbs, and 1 went every day into the
city hopes of getting another situation.
I had a little money that I had saved,
on which we lived lived, Oh ! so
happily, that even at this distance it
eeeuus a heavenly dream to bright for
earth. Milly was always trustful that
her father woulJ relent, and I always
believed I should obtain another ap
pointment; but we were both deceived.
Time rolled on ; our little capital was
Dearly gone, our hopes almost exhaus
ted, but our loved bloomed as fresh a
ever. I tried litercature, and made a
few pounds; but my manuscripts but
too often came back without being read.
Still I struggled on, and wrote several
songs, which had a certain amount of
success ; once moie hope seemed to
beam upon us.
Milly heaven bless her ! fancied
that I should soon become famous, that
the whole country would ring with my
oame, end then her father would be
glad to receive ua. What might have
happened had I not met with such
misfortunes, Heaven alone knows I
canot say; but in the midst of this
bright happiness my wife was taken
ill. It was consumption, I worked day
and night to procure the necessary
medicines and food for her; I wrote to
her father but received no reply; I went
from publisher to publisher, kawking
my songs about, selling them for almost
thing to buy bread. Oh, how they
ground me down! Men who had had sue
cesssful songs from nxyiow that tbey saw
me in poverty, cut down the price till
starvation was close upon me.
One afternoon I shall never forget it
-I left poor Milly in bed-she could not
rise and went to seek for work. I
called at her father's but was turned
away fiom the door. I wandered about
from one place to another; but all my
efforts were fruitless t could not earn
a penny. Heartbroken and weary, I
turned homeward ; I had not money
enough to buy a loaf bread. .Several
times I paused as a well dressed man
approached me, and determined to beg
but the worth choked me, and thoy
passed on without noticing my distress.
When they passed, I was ashamed of
having thought of begging, and yet
angry within myself that I had not done
I was standing at the corner of a
street, thinking what I should do for
I could not go home to Milly, my poor
hungry, sick wife,empty hauded when
I received a hearty slap on the should
er and turning round round saw Glid
den, the music publisher.
" Well, Bunion," he cried, " you
don't seem happy. You look as pleas
ant as if you had lost a sovereign and
found a farthing."
" Happy !'' I exclaimed, " happy
with a wife dying of consumption and
" Dear me ! that's very sad ! Why
don't you work ?"
u Work ! I have sought it far aod
near I have done everything, but with
"The music trade is bad, and no mis
take ; bnt still I think something might
be done. Ytur songs have succeeded
pretty well. Now what time would it
take you to write me four songs?"
"That all depends upon what kind
you want," I replied.
"They must be bacchanalian full of
life you understand 1"
" And I must have them the first
thing in the morning."
"That is a short time."
"It is, but ready money, you know,"
he repl'e 1.
"On these terms; I agree."
" Very well, then Now about the
price. You know the music trade is
very bad at present ; I can't give you
much so we will say three guineas for
"What !" I exclaitned,uthree guineas
for four songs? Why you gave me
more for one !"
"Things were different then. Three
guineas for four songs, and one guina
in advance. I can't give you a penny
As he ppoko he drew a sovereign
from liis p)ckel,and held it invitingly
between his finger and thumb. The
sight of the money was to3 tempting;
so without further demur, I ageeed to
write the sonjis.
"Mind I have them early tomorrow
morning," he said. "If you do not
bring to mo by ten I shall send for
I hurried away to purchase some food
for my wife, and also to procure her
some medicine. I dought a roll and
ate it, so that I could tell her I had
dined out; for I needed all the money for
her. Amongst the things I bough twa
some brandy, the doctor having ordered
Milly to drink it. Laden with these
poor things, which to me looked heaps
of riches, I hurried home ard.
Poor Milly, when I reached her
bedside and showed her what I had
brought, met me with a smil of patient
love that nearly broke my heart. She
tasted a little food and drank a small
glass of weak brandy and water, then
fell into a light sleep. Illness at the
best of times terrible ; but when we
sit alone, and see all we love fading fast
the disease aided by want;tosce the thin
pale face, so like death in life ; to know
that before long even the sad pleasure
of tending it will be lost, and that be
fore we can eive it proper comfort-this,
indeed, is awful.
As I sat watching and thinking I
became desperate ; my brain seemed
on fire, and my mouth parched. Seiz
ing the brandy bottle, I poured out a
large glass of spirits, and drank it off.
jt steaded my nerves, and I sat down
to commence my songs.
For somo time I could gain no though
The dull silence of the night, broken
only by the heavy breathing of my
wife, and alow purring sound that rat
tled at her chest, palled upon me, the
dull, glimmering light of candle, that
threw a melancholy light over our
wretched room ; the thiu, wedge like
face, half in hhade, that reposed on the
pillow ; the ghost like hand that lay so
still, stretched out oo the coverlet all
all seemed to crush me. How, with
such things around me, could I write
of mirth, drink, and jollity.
I pressed my fingers over my eyes,
and tho hot, tears forced themselves,
through my fingers. I grew histerical;
I felt as if I could have screamed with
laughter. I could not write; but tho
sons must bo done, or I should not get
the money. In hopes of gaming more
.olmnosM f drank more brandy. Glass
after glass of the burning fluid I poured
down mv throat. I felt mad, not tipsy,
but deliirous, 1 could hear the rattle of
glasicJtho merry shouts d laughter;
w- ' I have
Dallas, Oregon. Saturday! nov. 9,
suited orgies held in praise of Bacchus
rang in my head. I seized my pen and
wrote rapidly. Seme fiend seemed
whispering the words to me they full
of recklessness and abandonment.
My caudle burned out, but I con
tinued writing by the gray cold light of
daybreak that came slanting over the
housetops. At last my task waj done,
and springing up, I hastended to my
wife to tell her my success, and to cheer
her with the assurance that these wild
songs would make my name. I felt my
nlood rushing through my veins as I
fonbly leaned over to kiss her. Our
lips met ; but I started back with a cry
of terror sho was dead !
I do not remember anything after
that for some weeks. I had the brain
fever. When I recovered she was
gone, j had never again kissed her
dear, dead lips. It was some time be
fore I was able to crawl out ; but orders
for songs came in thick and fast. My
last songs had been a success ; their
wild dissolute tone had suited the young
fools with money, and had become a
small wealth to the publisher.
Years have passed since then, but
from that time I have never writteu
a song of that kind, although large
sums of money have been offered to me.
I hate them. Day and night I hear
them buzz'.Ng in my ears. Scarcely a
week passe out I hear some of them
shouted out by some drunkard as he
staggers home, and then the whole of
that terrible night comes back to
They are evil spirits which have
haunted me night and day ; they have
made me shun my fellow men; they have
made me live in utter seclusion. Day
and night, day and night, I live in
terror of hearing them. Sometimes
in dreams I heor Milly singing the first
song 1 gave her; and in the midst of
this happiness, some fiend serins to
cLaunt those dreadful songs in praise
Hush ! I hear her voice : she pings
the song I gave her in thoso happy,
happy days, She is going away. 1
mast follow her. Hush: she is sing
ing me sleep. Milly 1 my own dear
The Iciv Kinsr ofSwcden.
The number of eccentric monarch.-
in Europe has been increased by the
accession of King Oscar 11., ol Sweden
1 IT I I
ana Norway. liiite neariy every
member of the illustrious house from
which he has sprung, tho new
Scandinavian ruler is a highly gifted
man, and, in spite of the stormy youth
through which he has passed, and the
peculiarly wayward temper which he
has exhibited on many occasions, the
people of the two northern kingdoms
look forward to his reiiMi with the
confident expectation that the liberties
of the country will be safe in his hands,
and that he will perlorm his arduous
task as successfully as his illustrious
grandfather, Bcruadotte They re
member gratefully that Oscar always
lent his influence to the liberal party
during tho political strugles iu Sweden
of the past few years, and they recall
an incident to illustrate this fact.
During, one of the most important
debates on the refcrm of the election
lawi in the Swedish House of Lords,
he related with pride the remarkable
answer of his grandfather to the
French historian, Amptrc, during a
visit which the latter had paid him at
the royal palace at Stockholm.
Ampere had expressed his surprise at
the simplicity of his reception at the
hands of King Bcrnadotte. " Oh'
replied the latter, laughing, " that is
nothing! What am I but a Republi
can on the throne ?
The history of King Oscar up to tho
present time is full of the most
interesting incidents. He was a
precocious child, and would have been
the pride and delight of his teachers
but for his wayward disposition. His
father, Oscar I., was a great disciplina.
nan, and insisted that his two sons
should be treated by their teachers
with the same severity as ordinary
school boys. He himself ' would
examine their compositions after school
hours ; and, when ho found that they
were not satisfactory, he would
administer with his own ha nils tho
required correction. Having received
several rather painful castigations in
this manner, the young Princo Oscar,
in his 12th year ran away from home,
and succeeded in finding his way to
Copenhagen, where emissaries of his
destracted parents found him playing
in till streets at marbles with somo
ragamuffins. No European Prince
ever presented a more ludicrous aspect
than young 0car when he was thus
found, barefooted and hit clothes soiled
and torn. But ho asserts to the present
day tnat enjoyea Jiimsel! gloriously
during his brief absence from home.
Tn Kin 17k v9r Ha a a utnt 4 r
University of Upsala, where he t00k
part in all the practical jokes, of whjch
the students at that ancient seat of
learning are so fond. After remain
ing there about six months he shocked
his loyal father by cooly iufuruiiUl, njm
that he had fallen desperately in jove
with the daughter of one of the
University professors, and was
determined to marry her.
As a matter of course, King Oscar
would not permit this ; and the young
man was recalled to Stockholm, where
he was not long in becoming very
popular by his unaffected manners, and
by the imp!eity of ; his conduct. He
delighted in walking through the streets
of Stockholm after nightfall iu an
humble suit of clothes ; aud many an
act of brutality on the part of the
police was prevented by his gallant and
timely intervention. He has alo
invariably present at fires in the
capital, and nothing cculd prevent him
from workiug on such occasions with
the utmost vigor at the the engines.
In 1852 he and a young friend of
similar disposition made an excursion
to Christiana in Norway. They travel
ed incognito, and registeted asiumei
names at second-class hotels- Strolling
after dark through j the city they were
unfortunately attacked by a gang of
robbers, who knocked them down and
rifled their pockets. Without a cent
in their pockets the two distinguished
gentlemen returned to their hotel.
Next morning the landlord presented his
bill to them. They confessed they
had no money, owing to their mishap
the night before. The landlord utterly
refused to believe their storv. and
thcatened to invoke the interference of
the police. Vainly did they try to
dissuade him from his purpose, but,
rushing from the room, he not only
locked them in but placed at the door
a stalwart porter armed with a club
Tho position in which the future
King of Sweden was placed was so
lu-.lricrous that he could not help burst
ing into a peal of laughter. When the
irate landlord re-appeared and brought
two policemen with him, the two sen
tlemen explained who they were, but
they had some difficulty in establishing
their inclcntity. Y hen the Court of
Stockholm selcctjtl a German Princes-
as consort of the wayward Oscar the
laUcr went secretly to, acd, in disguise
traveled with her on the steamer that con
veyed her from that port to Stockholm
watching his intended bride with the
closest attention. What he saw of her
satisfied him that she was an excellent
young woman, and he has ever since
proved an effectionate husband to her.
The people of Stockholm know many
other amusing stories about eccentric
iies of tbeir young Kins : but thev
know, also, that he warmly sympa
thizes with the people, and they arc
convinced that his reign will be pros
perous and beneficial to the ccuntry.
N. Y. Evening Post.
Tho meteoric shower of tho 9th,
10th, and 11th of August last was
observed at several points on the
continent of Europe, and the following
results were obtained: At Turin
Italy, during tho first niht 127
shooting stars were counted ; a fine
aurora also took place, lasting l.'i hours.
On the sccoud night 334 meters were
noted, accompanied by an auroral light
lasting three hours from midnight.
Tho third night being cloudy, but 54
stars were observed. At Marseilles
France, lGI.wcre counted on the 6rst
night, and 170 on the second. The
point from which all seemed to radiate
was the constellation Cygnus. A faint
auroral light was remarked. At
Geneva, nearly half of the stars
composing the shower came from
different directions. At Alexandria,
Egypt, 107 meteors were noted on the
second night, and at Barcelona. Spain, J
bbu. Scicnttjic American.
An exchange paper says in an
obitumry notice, that the deceased has
been for several years a bank director,
notwithstanding which, ho died a
christian, and universally respected.
" Wife," said a man looking for his
boot jack, " I have places whero I
keep my things and you ought to kuow
it." Yes, 1 ought to know where
you kocp your late hours, but I don't."
If your sister, while tonderly engnged
n i tender conversation with ateudtr
bWccthcart, uks you to bring a glass of
water from an udjoiniug room, you can
start on the errand but you need not
return. You will not bo missed.
PR OFESSIONA L OA HDSt ft C
U A X K K X EI A IV CJ E
SAL O O N.
THK FINI5ST auAtlTY OV
"Wines, Liquors, Ales Porter, Cigars' etc.,
etc., dispensed at this Temple of Bacchos, All
the State papers kept on file in the reading
room- Cll and ee hin, Wm Clinghan Pro.
V. H RUBEL I,
located in Dallas, and is ready to
to all tboce rrouirinir bis asritance.
Teeth of the verj Cutset and beet
tif4etion guaranteed, or no charges made.
Horn in the time to call on the Doctor.
Office, opuoeiu KLacid' Photographic Qal
JOXi J. DALY,
At Vy & Counsel f er a t -f ,a u .
1 ALLAH, OKCCJOX.
Will practice in the Courts of Record and Iu
eiior Court. Collections attended U promptly.
OFFICE In the Court House.
J. C. GRUBBS, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Offers Lit Services to the Citiiens Dallas
OFFICE-n NICHOLS' Drag Store.
J. 11. SITES, M.D
Phyoicun aud Surgeon Dallas Oregon
1,1 CREOLE ACAOEJIV
Will commence the second term Monday
Nor. 11, 1872, with a full corps of teachers as
F-n.aRI'BBS, rmncirxu Ma. L. A.
UKUI1BS, Prkckptrksh, .Miss. M. K. SMITH
Tr.ArnER op urtc.
Hates of tuition as follows.
ArMMic Dkp't. r 00
KM.in iSttANriiKS $ 00
I'm mart Dkp't...... $i 00
Farsrn Prn Trm 2 50
Dm a wise 2 50
Mi sic . .. f 12 00
P. C. SirLM VAX,
Attorney & Counsellor-At-Law,
Will practice in all the Courts of the State. 1
a. R riSKK.
c. n. II ALL.
IIt. FISKI? t HALL.
OFFICE No 1 MOORES' BLOCK,
JIAIIV STREET IilDE
rinhe Vest of wines, liquor, ales, porters and
TEMPERANCE CORDIALS always on
hand, fine Havana cigars, Free reading rooms
attached to the saloon. R. M. Bean Pr.
BOLT 12 It, W O U I' L K Y CO.
Have jtr.st received an immense stock of
ItootS and Shoes.
Clothing Crockery and Glassware,
DRESS CI OODS, HA AMPLE, FANCY,
St DRY GOODS of all kinds,
Which they will sell cheap, Come and
try their prices.
The liighcst price paid for all kinds country
MILLIONS of EGGS and TONS of BUTTER
Holtcr. WorUoy Co.
WHOLE NO. 139.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS dC.
For everything In the GROCERY LINK
M. C. BROWN'S,
MAIN STREET, DALLAS.
He has on hand a foil supply, which he
offers cheaper than any other Store in Dallas.
O M N!
All KQle of Picture, ol tue bc,t fiulsfc,
TAKX fiY .
J. IX. KI1VCAID,
HAVING ALL LATE IMPROVEMENTS
for tskincr picture. I invite the patron
age of the f ul.lic l'lete call at the photo
graphic Gallery. Main strrtt, opposite Ir. Uo
oell's office, Dalla. Itf
DALLAS LIVERY, FEED & SALE
Cor. Main and Court Streets,
ThGS. G. Richmond, Proprietor,
HAVING PURCHASED THE ABOVE
Stand of Mr. A. H. Whitley, we have re
fitted ani re-vtocked it in cuch a manner as
will fatisfactorily meet every want of tha com
Huggles, tingle or double, Dacka, Con
cord U'aoti8. etc., etr.
Furnished at all boors, day or eight, on
. bort no tic.
Superior Saddle Horvee, let by the
Day or M eek.
T. G. RICHMOND
HAVING PURCHASED A LARGE AND
complete Stock of GENERAL MER
CHANDIZE, cotnUting in part ot
And all article f..lin.l in a GENERAL VARI
ETY STORE, I would respectfully call the
attention of the Public to my Establishment.
Highest Cash price paid for.
1 UILS AND PELTRY.
R. A. RAT,
Eola, Tolk Co., Orn.
MUSIC ! MUSIC !
PROF. RUT AN,
commence his classes in vocal and in
f V strumental music at the M E Church oo
the first Monday in October next
Notice is hereby given thst the partnership
heretofore existing under the name of Nich
ols C- Coad has been dilved. The business
will hereaftT be continued under the firm of
Nichols &. Hyde. All perrons knowing them
selves indebted to the old firm, will please call
and tettle cither by note or coin.
ii F Nichols.
OF WORK AT TITE LOWEST
LIVING PRICES. CAN 13E IIAD
BY CALLING ON.
HIRIES & BACOEIDER
STEAM JOB PRINTERS,
03 Front Street, Port I aud, Oregon
A LARGE ASSORTMENT of BLANKS
Circuit, County, and Justices' Courts, coa
stantly on hand. Alco, Bonds, Deed, Mortgagee
and Blanks for u in Bankruptcy ca?cs.
By using Letterheads, billhe-1 earl circa
lurs, printed envelopes, etc. Give usmill fv-r
seud ia your orders. 4:12
GKO. B. JONES J. It. riTTEBItl
JOKES: 1 PATTERSON,
Real Etate, Insurance
given to the Genera
a. w.huii a ur.
it w. n-MURT.
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