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About The Douglas independent. (Roseburg, Or.) 187?-1885 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1878)
AHorney dm) Counselor at Law.
Roseb irg, Oregon
A. E. ClI AMPAGN E,! Propne.' he ioui.U himselt within twenty
;:'Ti.'nni fi.tiB UnP Un iwhncr Met'of his antagonist. Both men
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Kept on the European p!an)Xov
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Ajjfnt ai Iioseburg for
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On the Pacific Coast, and the
Improved .BAIN WAGON.
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E. J. IIOIiTHRUP & CO.
Has Permanently located n Roseburg,
OPPOSITE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL.
I WILL GUAllRAKTEE ALL
Yforfc, Boae bxKto as Saacf;
, Superior o any performed in Oregon
the production of flax deed, the un
doraigned give notice that
THEY W ILL PURCHASE
AT Til K
I1IG UEST MARKET PRICE,
Wdl Coujract for .ll that tnay be
Of next season's crop, through their agents,
MESSRS. ALLEN & LEWIS.
of Portland, -
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JL I V Ul r iiuiu Edv4 ubu Kt knv vra Biivutivu
JOHN G. KITTLE, Mapager.
' Pacific Oil and Lead Works,
.in.6 . ; , ISajs Fbancisco.
SALE2 .. POXJNDRY
- AND MACHINE SHOP,
B. F. DRAKE," PROPRIKTOR,
SALEM, OREO ON
STEAM FXdINES. SAW MILLS.(JRIST
Mills, eapt-re. Pumps, and al kinds
iiu,..-.-.y - -
chinry repaired at a short notice. reUem
making d'n in all its various forms, and
11 kinda f brass and iron east ingp fur-
uinhed at short uotice. Also manufacturer
,f Enterprise IMsner and Matcher aud
Sill All FINE MILLS
.ocated at Suar Ptne Mountain: Posioffic
Address, Looking Glass, Ort-jfon
The Company own'nsr these mills ould
si they are prepared t inrnish the
BB8'T"q.F LB KB BR
nt the most reasouable ratt'S.
SUGAR PINK, FIR & CBi.-R
Lumber always on hand, and all persons
wishing V purraase lumber will do well to
give us an opiort unity of filling their or
ders before ffoinjr elswhere.
: J .0 CALLI'JIIAN, Presi'ient.
VV. B. CLA UK K, Secretary Si Tasurer.
OltKOON' AND CALIFORNIA
THCLCKK ill IfMlUC
Tho. Quickest; Safest and Easiest
i 1 Konte 1
STAGES LEAVE ROSEBURU
$very day at 6 A. M , making quick connec-
uoa at iteaamg whu me care ui
t.. JiliS Si S,. .nr.iv
" ' button & peukins. Acema
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THE GAMBLER'S END.
' From one of Rev. Mr. Murray's stories
Beyond the balam thicket the
era tri bier made his stand. Carson,
the detective was in full pursuit;
as he burst through the balsams
i . ....
stood for an instant, 'pistol'. in. his
hand, eaxh looking lull at the
other. Both were experts. Each
' knew the other.
i 44 You count," said the imbler
I "One, two," said the uetective,
j One pistol alone sounded. The
gambler's had fmled to explode.
'You've won, you needn't deal
8aid ne gambler. And
'then he dropped. The red stain
on hifi white shirt lront showed
where he was hit
There's some lint and band
age," said the detective, and he
flung a small package iuto the
! gambler's lap.
"I hope you won t die, Dick
"Oh, it was all fair, Carson,"
s dd the other carelessly. "I've
he,d ft pQOr hand fl0m the 8tart
He paused, tor the detective
had rushed on, and he was alone.
Twenty rods further on, the de-
! tective caught up with the trap
was calmly recharing
: his piece. On the edge of tho
ledge above, the hi it-breed lay !
dead, the hps drawn back from!
'his teeth and ihis ugly counte- I
nance distorted with rage and
; hate. A rifle, whoso muzzle
stnoked, lay at his side; and the
edge ot the trapper's left ear was
"I've shot Dbk Raymond by
the balsam thicket," said the de
tective. "I'm afra:d he is hard
'Til go and see the boy," an
swered the trapper. "You'll find
TT rni ' 1
xiuury iuracr up. uere o 0117
two running and you and he can
bnng em m,
The old trapper saw, as he de
scended the hill, the body reclin
ing on the mosses at the edge of
the bajsam thicket. ; The earth
gave mck no sound as he advanc
ed, and he reached the gambler
and wa3 standing almost at his
very feet, ere the young man was
'aware of his present e; but as the
trapper pas5ged between him and
j the shining water, he ; turned his
! gaze up to the trapper's tace, and
latter studying the grave lines lor
a moment, said:
"You've won the game, old
The trapper for a moment made
ino reply, lie looked steadtaslT
into the oungman's countenauce
laud tixiug his" eyes on the red
stain on the left breast, paid:
i Hnii 1 1 oofcr at thB ho e. hovl
The gambler smiled pleasantly
and noddiuir his head, said: "It's
the natural thing to do in these
casC3, I believe." L fling lhe
iand3 he unijuttoned his collar,
aud Uli8creWed the soltare etud
Jrom the white bosom. The fap-
.jt f .,' ,,
Per kne,ly ?S "f oUI& lu.d s
fide, and laying back the imeii
trom lhe uhet, wiped the blood
stain wnli a piece ot lint from the
white ekin, and carelullv studied
!iheedgtsot the wound, seeking
to ascertain the direction which
the bullet had taken as it pme
trated the flesh. At last he drew
his face back
lifte 1 '-himself
t his feet.
a- tsliado in the
hi? tace reveali .g
Is it my last deal, old man?','
aked the garnt! cariileslv.
I have seen a good many
wounds," ati-wcred the trapper,
diitl have noted the direction
of a good many bulkts, and I
never knowed 'a--man live who
Was hit when ye be et the lead
had the slant inward, a the piece
h:id that has. gone into ye.' ;
For a moment tlic young uian
made mi i'ephr. No change csiiue
to his countenance. jHe tnriied
his eyes from the trapper and
I .oked pleasantly oft toward thj
water. He even whistled a line
or two ot an old love ballad, then
he paused, and, drawn perhaps by
the magnetism ot the steady gaze
wnich -the eyes of the trapp-r fix
ed upon him, he looked again
into the t ld man's tace, and said :
'Wbar is it, John Norton?'
I "I be sorry for i ye, boy,' rn
swered the old mani I be sorry
for y,.for lite be sweet to the
yug, and i wish tl) t yer years
might be many on arth.''4
4I fancy tht re's a good many
who will be glad to hear that I'm
out ot it,' was the careless re
don't doubt ye have yer
' faults, boy,' answered the trapper,
1 and I dare say ye have lived
.. , - . . . .
loosely, and did mfcny deads that
were undid, but the best use ot
lite to learn how o live, and I
ieei 8artinye-a nave got oiaer.anui
made the last half j of your life
wipe out the fu3t, so that the fis-
urea for and agin ye would baU
anced in the judgment.
'You aren't fool enough to 'be
heve that there's any judgment
day, do you?"
T dnii't lrnnnr mitlT Ahnnt
. ..JV.. (..h.f.
cnuren memoers, auswereo ine
trappe , fcr Tva ne'ver been in !
leastwise, I vef
never studied in the
creaturs, and I dare
ter, bein good and
send some that was sartinly vaa
bonds'. No, I dontknow much
about church membtirs, but I sar
tinly believe; yis, I lnow there'll
be a day when thej Lord shall
jedge the livin at;d the dead, and
the honost trapper 6hal! stand on
one side, and the otlier. This h
what the book says, and it sartin
ly set ms reasonabie; for the deeds
that be did on arthj be ot two
sorts, and the folks that do 'em
be of two kinds, and j at ween the '
the two," the Lord, if he notes
anytning, must mai:o a
"And when do you
this judgment i9, John Norton?
asked the gambler, asi if he was
actually enjoying the crude but
Louest ideas of his (jompanion.
The trapper hesitated a moment
before he spoke, then he ; said:
"I conceit that the judgment
be always goin on. lt'. a Court
that never adjourns, and all the
knaves and the disobedient in the
regiment be always on trial. But
I coaceit that there comes a dav
to every man, good and bad, when
the records of his deed4 be looked
over trom the slarr, and the good ?
and the bad be counted up ; and j
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in that day he gits final judgs
meut, whether it be for or agin
him. And now bov. continued
the old man solemnly wiih a tone
of infinite teuderuass in the vi
brations of his voice, ye be nigh
the jedgment day, yers4lf, and the
deeds ye have did, bothj good and
bad, will pass in review!.
l reckon there isn't' nuch ot
a chance tor me if voiir view is
VVtliJ Vl Vf 11 iJ IJU A I
first time his tone lost Us cheer
ful reckleckness. j
"The Court be a court of mar
cy; and the Jedt,e looks upon 'em
that comes up tor tria as et he
was their father.
"That ends it, old man, for my
tather never showed me a"y mer
cy when I was a boy. If he hid,
1 shouldn't have been here now.
It I d.a a
dee6, 1 got it
to the last men ot trie
the words were most
bitter because spoken ep quietly.
'Flio futhoro rvf -li r. nt U
The fathers of the arth. bov.
be notJike the father f heaven, heaven, saw the two nen un-' account of a n cent cremation ser-'
for I have seen 'em correct theirderuertn the pines, and met, we; vice to ber; "it is only a vile de
children beyond reason, ind with- may not doubt, wiih needed an-1 vice fir gettiug an uutortunate
out . marcy. .' They whipped in . BW-r the wileut upgoing prayer. ! woman away to a lonelv spotand
their rage, and not in their wis-j The two opened their eyes killing her, burn up her remains,
Uon; they whipped ; because they nearly at the same 'nstdnt. T:iey b that her huebai.d can fris! oft
way strong, and not bjecanse ol lookeu tor a moment at eaeh "and mrry some or.e else, and no
their loe; ihey whipped when other, and then the gambler fee one will ever know anything
they should hay forgiven, and bly lilted hi hand; and put it in about the murder. I know all
got what they arntihe hatred ot the broad palm of the trapped about. it;" besid- s, 'lisn't possible
tner children tiut the '-father in Not a word was said. N word to get a furnace as hot as it vvias."
heaven be dift'ereut, boy. He was needed. Sometunes men un- 44 But, my love," taid her husband
niiowa nun jieu . oe weaic; as
well as wicked. He kutvwns th-.l
halt ot m hadn't bail a fair
and so he overlooks
muc..; aim -nen em
look, ho sorter forgive in a lump.
lid, he suntr.icts all he can from
j evil we have d.d, boy, an I if
U isn't enough p natisfy hi-
ter tin's toward a man tnat iniirht
.... . i o
have been different et he had
he jvst w ipes tile whole,
row of figures
clean out at the
"At the aski
z? - -j o
bier, that's a mightv quick game.
Hid you ever pray, John Norton ?
"iSaitin, I be a praytn man,
said the trarper. sturdilv
At the asking ? murmu
M. M. ' mi I -
'artin, boy, ansvx ered
trapper, that h the line t
takes, yb cau depend on it:
will bring ye to the end
great cleann' in peace.
ItV a quick deal, said the
ganlbler, speaking to '-himself, ut"
teriy unconscious 01 ttie
gruity of his speech to his t
"It's a quick deal, but I dan see
that it might end as he says,it the
feeling was right
r a moment
said. The trapper stcod fooking.'Indeed, perhaps the young roan
steadfastly at the young man on
the moss, as he lay with his his
nmet face turned un to the kv
to whose color had alreadv come
the first shade of the awtu
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Up the mountain a rifle
ed. Keither stirred A red squir
rel ran out upon the limb, shook He lifted his eyes to the old man's
the silence iuto fragments with j ft tee lev movd his body as
his catteriug, then sat gaziuglit he would rt a little nearer, and
wuu srartieu eyes at ttie two 1
A. W. . .
"Can you pray; old man? ask
ed the g-ambler, quietly.
'Sartinly, answered the trap.
."Can you pray in words ? ask
ed the gambler again.
iora moment the trapper hes-
uaiea. inen ne saia: 1 -cap. t
say that I can. No. I sartinly
can t that I would undertake it
habits of the ; with a reasonable chance ot git
say they dif'tin' through; leastwise it would
bnd, and I not be iu a was to heln a man
"Is there any way, old man, in
which we can go partners? asked
the gambler, the vocabulary ot
his profession still clung to him
m the solemn counseling. .
"I was thinkvn ot that, said the
trapper, yis, I was thinkin ef-we
could sorter jinc works, and each
help the other by doin' his own
part himself. Yis, the plan is a
good un -ye pray for yerelt, and
I'll pray tor myselfand ef I, git
in anvthing that seems likelv to
do ye sarvice, ye can count on ir,
as ye can on s grovevJ barrel.
"And now, boy, said the trap
per, with a eweet solemn euthu
8ia8m, such as faith might give to
a supplicating saiut which light
ed his features until j. is counter
nance fairly shone with a light
which clme out of it, rather than
upon it from the sun overhead
now, boy remember that the
Lord is tho Lrd of the woods a
well as the cities; and that he will
hear the " pray in' of the poor
hunter under the pines as well as
the great preachers in the pulpit.
and that when sins be heavy, and
death nigh, His ear and his heart
be both open. .
The trapper knelt on the moss
at the gambler's teet. lie clasped
the fingers ot his great hand un
til they were interlaced, and lifted
his wiinkled face upward. He
saiJ not a word; but the strongly
chiseled lips, seamed with age,
moved and twitched now and
then, and as the silent prayer
went on, two gr at tears leave the
protection of the closed lids and
roll down th3 rugged cheek. The
gambler tils- closed hi eye; tl e i
his hands quietly stole one in'o
me omer, ano. avoiumsr the
ui -i i i i L .
bloody stain, res ed on his breast;!
auu iuih ui oiu man, w oo nau
lived beyond the limits of man's
day, and the young one cut down
at the threshold, of mature life
the one kneeling on the raoFS,
with his f.;ce ' lifte7 to Heaven, the
other hing on the mouses with
his tace turned tt ward the srme
skv, without a wrd or uttered
lor uttered speech prayed to the
I .1:..:.. I L I I a
divine mercv which l evond the
uierstanu each other tetter than ty
! talkinsr. The evimhler nicked un
the diamond stud tnm, tlifi.nnut
where it rtiAtul. ft!ii Tfd th rhI.
itaire from his fmirer. and said, as
he handed ,the.rh to the trapper:
" There's a girl in Montreal that
will like these. You will find her
picture inside my vest, when yon
bury me. Her address is inside
the cas . You will take them to
h r, John Norton.
"She shall hsive them
own hat ds, answered the trappei
"lou need not diturb the pic-
ture, John Norton, said the gam-
oier, u sjubi as wtr, pernap, to
let it lie where it is, it's been
there eight years. Y on under-
8 nd w h t 1 mean, ol i ma ?
"I understand, ansveied the
trapper, solemnly, the picture will
t stay where it is
"The pistols, resumed the sram
bl r, and he gl meed at the one
lying on the m 8, I give -0 y.u.
You'll find them true. Yoji a
cept them? ,; -
Tho trapper bowed his head. It
ig doubtful if he could speak For
several minutes there was silence.
The trapper ti ok ttte gani Iers
hand, as it had beei his own bov.
had found his father as last; for
surely it isn't flesh that mkes
fatherhood: Onoo the vnniiir man
moped n it he. w..nld TTud
BatS vvv-v -v mm w m V 'Wa . m.Jm.m-m
he been able he would have died
txrifi, k;q .rm. n,.-.nA t.n ,.a
s around the old
As it was he was
not stronglenough for the impulse,
as a child might speak a loMt
thought aloud, Raid, "I &rn glad f
met you, Jotm .Norton, and with
this saying ot lhe sweet words he
TO FARMERS & -WAREHOUSEMEN.
The tollowing circular, inters
esting to farmers and warehouse
men, has just tiee received bj J.
C Floed, Esq., of this city, from
the Portland I ar.i of Trade.
Portland, Aug 14, 1878. :
In 1876 we directed the atten
tion ot our producers and ware
housemen to the tact that com
plaints had befii made in the
Liverpool markets and that litiga
tion ensued because ot various
shipments trom Oregon, the pre
ceding year, of interior, dirty,
shriveled and uns und wheat.
Last year a repetition of the same
evil took place. Unsound and in
ferior shipments ot wheat were
of such frequent o?eu' rence, that
not only did the Liverpool purs
chasers sustain heavy pecuniary
losses, having to guarantee, as is
the custom in England, each
shipment when resold, but
as a necessary consequence, claims
to the amount of thousands of
dollars have been enforced against
our shippers by bi yers in the
Liverpool markets, who have this
year resolved to purchase no car
goes from: Oregon which are
mixed with foul or unsound wheat.
Accordingly, Portland shippers
have been s compelled, tor their
own proteetiotvto stipulate wUh
merchants, producers and interior
dealers that all wheat which is
foal, dirty or nnsoun l will be re
jected, and inspection of every
parcel ot wheat is to be made at
Portland before placed on board.
It in, therefore, essential for our
producers and interior dealers to
see that no j wheat is shipped W
Portland which is not clean,
"merchantable wheat oth r
wise annoyance, litigation ai d
expense will be incurred to the
seller, and rejection of the wheat
will certainly fol.ow as a matter
of course. It is only by careful
inspection that interior dealers
lean pre. ent this loss, and Oregon
(wheat is in imminent dai gor of
. .i.. u:,.v.
losing lis icmuvciy uisu lamvo
V(jrheat of other Mates-a loss
which eventually would fall di
recti v on the Oregon producer.
" JOHN McCRAKKN,
Vice Fresidei: .
Vm. Reid, Secretary.
None of That for Her.
.. . " Don't tell me nothing of the
kind." said t-he vigorously to her
ImshAnd. who was reading the
; " here it in is the papers, ana :ne
furnace was heated to a heat of
f.inriflflu handren derrev-s." Four-
tonn foind-ed idiots '" said she.
coi.temntuonslv; "and anv child
with a nose I mean an ee on
its t e cou d hava to!d you, by
just looking at the thermometer.
that it can't be hostel than 212
! A CAMEL RANCH 13 OWned by
Dr.. Mather, of Jiasttop, Texa-.
He c!aim that camels are :o more
.trouble to ratte than horses or
cattle. The colts for- three or
four day are rather tender and
require Close auenuou, iui aiiei
that thev take theit chances with
the herd. Ihey are extremely
docile, and as the tenia ks give
birth to a colt every year, they
are i rctitabh-. the an:tnl sel.mg
when reared at from $200 to $500
each. Mr. Mather says a weil
tiroken camel vviil travel more
than 100 miles a day.
A new wl'ieel tire has recently
been invented. It consists m
passing r uud the usual iron lire a
i nhber tire, ; nd around that an
ir.n ire made in sections, t hat
each section may yie d it. ward as
be weight comes upon it.
said to lessen uoie, jarnng and
MRS. ELIZABETH CADI STANTON
once odopted the bimnuer cosrume
but trave it up when her tutner
but gave it up wh
Jge a ot Joh
ustown, N. Y.,
refused to recognize her.
VAST LIFELESS CODIES.
In the w
nd the following interestins: ar
tl , t r . -
ticleto lovers of science: ;
For some years it has been
a .iirv rv fij ii w
known that among the stars there
are immense, bodies which are
dark or, like the planets, shine
ith a reflected light. Such a star
is the dark companion of Sinus,
wnicn is aoout i seven times as
large as our sun, Wid another has
bee 1 1 r ee g n i zed in the n ei gbor
hood of Procyon. i It is supposed,
and th supposition; is a valid de
duction from the Nebular Hypoth
esis, that- these bodies ftre.fdead
suns which have already arrived
at the state in wlich the center of
our own solar system will be
when the planets, one after anoth
er, shall have fallen into aud its
heat shall have -been spent in
space,- through which it" then will
wander Useless and no longer life"
gi"inff. , There is a theory enter-,
tained by many scientific men that
when p-ocesse" similar to ;hi, but
on an inconceivably grander scale,
shall have been wrought to their
petiiiitiuiate result,! two vast bod
ies alone will be left in .he mate
rial universe; and hese, speeding
towards each other with eer
acceh fating velocity through an
an almost infinite! distance, will
finally clash together and generate
sufficient heat to diseminnte m:it
ter out to its original boundaries,
giadually to return again to its
state at the motnenit ot the grand
collision. According. to'.-a theory
recently developed iu Germany
the dar stirs blazejup again with
a auasi t-nontaneitvl of their own
hich does not depend upon coU
rinn. but upon; (causes wlrch
render it by nt mcaps improbable
that at any motnentjany of :he;n
may burst int. flame and perhaps
nng auouc tue prrmaturd aes
ruction of neighboring systems.
We have but to suppose such a
tar near us big with catastrophe
o see how -possi b!c at any mo-
meut is the coming 6i the dies iroe.
Our own sun is but a pigmy
which, seen from the farthest of
is own planets to wjhose orbit its
wn hulk once extended, would
limmer like a star and it is
far on its r ad t xtjnu shment,
yet it still radiates at ,ev( ry secojd
heat enough to melt 287 200 000
cubic miles of ice. The dark
companion ok the o stsr
which itse'f has und ro- e such
rharges in physical j constitiition
ii 1,800 years that it has thrned
from a star redder tha:iMars to
one that is now nearly azure is
now burnt out and 'contracted to
-. ii . . . L i
is smaiicsi oimeusions, : na vet
it is seven t m e? a
sun. j0 imagination is strong
enough to conceive tle amdunt ot
heat which would boj thrown out
from it should it Wke from its
. . J i . . ir '
activity and become a
According to the Loschmidt the-
which holds tha
W - , t
bodies absorb :nto thqir own into
nors heat from space until so
much is accumulated that thev
burst into fl tme agaiiu such a cal
amity is not only probable but
certain, l he phenomena of tem
porary stars are explicable upon
thie theory. Of these are that
which appeared in .the time of
Tyeho Brahe, whichUiid lenly ap
peared as bright as yenus, and
eontiuued visible with various
mts for seventeen months and
then dis'ijmeart'd agnn, and Jl)3
. : . 1 . . -t . ) .j.i .. . .
Mar in van.-ioi'eia. wnicn came
uid vantdhed durine 1300 vears :
- , ;- .. .. o ) v
that whiclt was seen jby Hind in
1543 in Uphiuchus, and auother in
.he constellation ot the Urown
which excited attention in 1860.
These instances how, moreover.
how great the niimoef of these
now dark bodies must be. The
potential energy of, the stellar
imiv.rjp 1.4 tlma renseiewilr enn
ducted into actual woriking force
of which we see but fjtt e. The
nn version must le iesisetess. hen
cause throughout space there are
systems small and great m every
conceivable physical jco. dition,
from the youngest to the middle
aed, the uecrepit and the dead.
As planets tall into their suns,
so systems are ,n erged into 8ys
terns, and that to which! our earth
belongs has been shown by Hug-
gins ro ie percepuoiy appioacn
ing some great congeries of stais
and receding froni others as
hastens on through snace to an
iinknovvn destination.! tt follows
from the nebular theory that there
exist vat central suns which
cannot de seen, havini? tong .amce
reached that period in their cool
ing at which it is impossible for
them to emit light. ,Tli at period
long past, has beeu succeeded by
another in which they iare accu-
mutating heat which at any time
lucm.ouu vuusu my
urmaraeni io melt with fervent
' r, nn a ,k l I'v1"1
.neat and consume the minor sys-
terns like stubble. The final day
of the earth ia nnt thome
deductions .from thp 'nehnin.-
nieory nayo iea scientific men to
t T 1. . . .
Dftiieve. lhe grand universal ca
tastrophe and redistribution of
matter is delayedi if Herr Losch
midts , theory be valid, bu t pre-,
vious to it many minor violent
disruptions must take placc.wholly
unheralded by signs in the hea
vens. Indeed, a near approach to
one of hee great and seemingly
worn-out buds, even it no catas--tropbe
of ou tbreak were i m miN
nent, would work such havoc withi
gravitation that tie planets could! ,
no longer be governed as nvv by
the eun, and what then would
occur let thoie who study
the still 1 unsolved ': nrohlem nf
three bodies determine at their-
leisure. For our own part we
shall try to possess our souls m
patience and let the sun-spots
a?CCUnt for OUr hoafpd terma onflt
not insist that they are properly
referable' to any such cosraicah
cause as a very warm body to,
which we are fast hastening, and;
which will presently flare up and'
disseminate our mortal fancies to
regions far beyond the tails of;
nou s cog. .
In a church festival in Iews,
burg, Missouri, meals .were soldi
at 1 apiece ai two long tables. A
fine repast was served at one tas,
ble by negro Waiters, while, at:
another exceedingly plain fare"
was dispensed ' by the prettiest
girls in the village. The choice,
was a hard one to make, and the
eaters were about equally divided..
The pastor ate j)lam food.
Mary Beuton, Elton. Hurham,
county, Euglaud, is supposed to,
be the oldest wonin in the world.;
She was born February 12, 1731,;;
and is ot course in her 148th
vear. ; She is in possession of alii
her ; faculties, perfect memory,,
hei. ring and eyesight. She cooks,',
washes and irons, threads her
own needle and sswsv without any
spectacles. : .
True manhood shriLks at notli.
insr. but rolls un ir Juoa i,iti
go;rs boldly forward to conquer
the mo t difficult achievement.
And. it might be Jnrther added,
man is naturally brave, selkconlTv
djnt, and proud of his strength.
It is all needed though, every bit
whe.i the bachelor undertakes to.
kiss a babv.
Ambitiou to.the mind is what
the cap is to the falcon : it blinds
U3 nrst and then comne a n'a to
tower by reasou of our blindness.
But, alas ! when wo are at the
summit of our ambition, we &res
at the summit of a vain ambition,,
we are also at the depth or misery
A leopard and a fox had a con-i
test as to Which was the finer
of the creature" ot the two, The.
leopard put forward its numbers
less spots; hut the fox replied: "It
is better to have a varigated raind.
man a variegated bod v.
ANo'tHiCR modification of the
President's celebrated civil servir
order has been made. Ofl?ee
holders may now not only cons
tribute to campaign expenses, but.
tay aiso ooiong to committees
and ioint conventions. W rt
V w mr
now just about where we were be-
fore the order was issued.
An exchange- observes that
the lightning-rod men make their-
appearance just at the time of tha
year when farmers din't wear
The robe nn which Washing
ion waa cnristeneu is ar
- . . i : . i. l -
is among tno
renca recently aeposited in
i: . . . t .
A wit receutlv defined a mask'
ed ball as a merciful institution'
for plain women. !
The ditiereuce between men
great and insignificant, is only
Puck remarks that the hand
that rocks the cradls is the band
that spauks the world , -
The- man who .sits with- his
back to a draft faces his coffin.
A full ticket Ad the candh
" None have less - praiee
hose who hunt after it..; . :
The best wav to condemn harl
.habits is to practice good ones.