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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1S72.
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I-CfArtiSeial teeth "better than the best,'
&i)d fit cheap tf.N- the chrtptt.
Will he in Oregon City on Saturdays.
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EO. J,. CURKY,
DEALER IX REAL ESTATE AND OTHER
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f L "ids sold and purchasers obtained
V-P f Ian,lel property.
r 'l l!j!e securities transferred in exchange
lor real estate.
'';is ne-otiited on property, and titles
cammed and determined.
f ll ; !0!H elicited and executed with
,. "v a'i 1 ivromnt 11PCQ
of 4iVCK-Nrt- u"-ter'sBaildins,
of Alder and Front streets. S
Importer and Dealer in fiiSfe'
BY A. O. Y., OKEGOX CITY.
I-arewfll ! a word of sorrow, who'll convey
The anguish nnl the pain.
Of parting wilh those we fondly love
Never to meet again !
Never on t-ai th Bgain!
The smile, the calm and holv mile,
One yearning look around
The moving lips. unntteivd words;
Yet Iraming love; no sound
Yet breathing love !
Thejast fond look the breath
E'er the spirit wings its way;
The clasped hand, the rigid form;
IJeatuilul in love, in death now clay.
She's gone S
It cannot be that she is gone!
Nay, only a beautiful sleep;
The hand still warm with the glow of
Why do ye stand and weep'
She's only bleeping.
Hush! list ye to the watcher's words:
She's gone ! her spirit's tied
O! learl ul word! that rends the heart,
Thy language is: '-she's dead."
L"en taken away !
Listen again ! on the breeze is borne
The sound of the passing bell;
'Tis she that's dead! our darling's gone!
It sailh with mournful knell.
es ! passed away.
Hark ! still it's tolling death's fearful dirge.
Each stroke on one's heart-strings toils;
Now strained to a tension ready to break!
la our memory's home, she dwells7
Forever she dwells !
Mr. lioutwell's IleducUons.
NT. Y. Wond.
The "reduction of the public
debt"' for which we have been in
voked to rise up and call Air.
Grant and Air. JJoutwell blessed
has always been a humbug and a
delusion, as we have often had rea
son to show. iut the manner in
which the debt has been recently
'reduced" for electioneering pur
poses purely is so shamefully fraud
ulent that it calls lor a special ex
posure. It has been reduced sim
ply by reducing the balance of
money in the Treasury below what
even Air. Uoutwell has heretofore
considered the point of prudence
as we proceed to prove by a com
parison taken from the Treasury
statements of the reductions and
balances respectfully between the
six months from January to June
inclusive mid the two months of
July and August:
Fal a nee in the
J i eafury itfle
(ltd ifCtii'X coin
Month ending Fi'hicCon. eti t'Jic.ites.
Ian.1, W' -l,-ll:.',lf.j.7l f;1.44'i,t,2o.oo
Fell. 1, 1S72 r,i--.:'.o,4.il X-l T'.1,Tui,.Ml .3f;
Match 1, H72. . .l2,n!tl,4-..5: 'eJ.S.T.S.-)
April 1, 1S72 l.'.4Sl,Vr.S. lol,:uV.S 52
May 1, 1s7l' I2,."s",0-s.i2 !7,,.:U,7."'H..M)
Jui.e 1, 1-72 4,i'2i) t;l.oiJ 7'.,4ol ,o45.
The lowest balance, therefore,
which Air. lioutwell thought it wise
to keep the one in June was
70,401,543.08 and he insisted on
keeping it so strenuously that in
that month he only reduced ihe
debt four millions and odd. In
February it was about the same.
Jut as Air. ioutvell more and
more mixed electioneering with his
finance he threw overboard even
what he thought needful ballast,
as witness the followinir table :
J lent lis aiding lleductlon. li;ilunr'.
Aug. 1, 172 ,427.SH7.I8 $.-.V,i;7.5i4.40
Sept. 1, Ls2. le.ruo.OJo.sy 50,SSd.7.)."i.7G
Even these figures do not tell the
whole story. For from the cash
balance according to 31r. Bout
well's own statement must be de
ducted the accrued interest due.
Deducting this leaves the Treasury
on the 1st of September in pos
session of just 20,036,004.37.
Now let us ask 3Ir. outvell, if it
is wise to pay eleven millions of
debt by stripping the Treasury to
a balance of twenty-six millions,
why was it not wise to strip the
Treasury as nearly bare in April,
when to do so wotdd have enabled
him to pay ninety millions of debt?
And if it was crazy impolicy to
do this in April, why is it wise
policy to do it in August ?
A man who manages finances
with an eye on bomcobe is not like
ly to prosper.
. - --
Pii i:ca uti ox. A co tin try man
observed a gang of darkies labor
ing in the streets, each wearing a
ball and chain. lie asked one why
that ball was chained to his leg.
"To keep people from stealing it,"
said the darkey; "heap of thievs
A man is often thirty years old
before he has any settled thoughts
of his fortune. It is not completed
before fifty; he falls a building in
his old age, and dies hy the time
his house is in a condition to be
painted and glazed.
The Hardest Thing. A young
man who recently took unto him
self a wife, says he didn't find it
half so hard to get married as he
did to get the furniture.
All our repining, and murmur
ing and discontent arise from the
fact that we can not say: "Thy
will be done."
Sophistry is like a window cur
tain; it pleases as an ornament.
but its true use is to keep out the
The South in Inmost for Orceley
Interview with the lJon.
K.3I. T. Hunter.
A Sun reporter met the Hon. K.
M. T. Hunter in the Fifth Avenue
Hotel a day or two ago.
Said the reporter "How is the
feeling in Virginia, Mr. Hunter?"
"W ell, sir, with the white people
it is all one way. With us it is a
matter of life and death, this Pres
idential election. We cannot
stand any more such Administra
tions as the one Grant has been at
the head of, even in Virginia, and
yet we are not half so bad off in
irginia as they are in many other
"You have a good StateAdmin
"Oh, yes; but what man can
tell when that will be invaded
and changed to suit the purposes
of the Federal Administration?
Who shall assure us that our State
Government is safe from usurpation
at the hands of Grant and his Con
gressional oligarchy? They have
dared to do everything of that na
ture heretofore; they will date do
it again if they are only apparently
sustained by the people at the polls
in November. It is the feeling of
uneeitainty, sir; of insecurity, that
has aroused t he people of the South.
Where they have not respectable
State Administrations they desire
to get them; when they have them
they watit to keep them; and there
fore I tell you it is a matter of life
and death. You see I am an old
man; am disfranchised and did not
think I should airain interest mv
self in politics after the Avar, but
when my people came to me beg
ging for my aid in this canvass, I
could not refuse. I saw hope for
the election of Mr. Greeley, and in
his election peace and safety and
"And do you stilt think Mr.
Greeley will be chosen ?"
"Most assuredly, sir. Why the
whole South is more earnestly
fighting for him than it ever did
for any of its own men. He will
carry every Southern State, except
South Carolina and Florida. The
negro vote controls them."
''Then I understand that the
colored people will go for Grant."
"Almost all will. " Some of the
nunc intelligent will not. All
through the South the negroes are
controlled by a system of secret
societies, which are wholly man
aged by unprincipled carpet-baggers.
They have been taught all
sorts of nonsense by these carpet
baggers, and they have no menus
of learning anything in any other
way. In these secret meetings
these poor, ignorant beings are
taught that the election of Greeley
means that they are to be reenslav
ed, or that they are all to be shipped
out of the country or murdered.
They do not know anything about
Mr. Greeley's great service to them
because those who teach them are
at great pains to hide such impor
tant points. In a few years, when
some of the more intelligent color
ed men work their way along, it
may be dilleivnt, but at present
very little dependence can be
placed in that clas."
"Sometimes the Grant papers at
tempt to make it appear that the
enthusiasm for Mr. Greeley is cool
ing. What do you observe regard
ing this, Mr. Hunter?"
"Well, sir, I don't know how
that may be here; but I can tell you
truthfully that every day now only
serves to increase the earnestness
of our people. I have watched
the canvass pretty closely, and it
is clear that the Administration
party is destined to be most thor
oughly disappointed and defeated.
There is no want of enthusiasm in
the sections I have visited, and it
is increased as each day brings us
nearer the time of vot ing."
"Do you fear anything from the
'straight outs? '
"Well, we have a few in our
State some over in the Shenan
doah, I believe but they are- such
as would and will go for Grant.
Nothing would draw them from
that. This will not hurt Greeley
a hundred votes in our State.
The whole movement is absurd,
and of course a people working for
their political life do not want to
trifle. When a man's life is en
dangered by an assassin, he does
not refuse to shoot the scoundrel
because Ids pistol is not silver
mounted. He shoots with the first
available firearm he can get.
That is exactly the way we do."
A Detroit gentleman one hun
dred and five Years old lias lately
been troubled with a failing in his
eve sight, and his doctor thinks it's
the resultrof smoking to excess ior
the last ninety years or so.
- A -
The Steilacoom missionary field
Ii.t been assigned to Kev. Jit
Crowls, of Seattle, by the Oregon
That writer does the most good
who eives his readers the most
knowledge, and takes from them
the least time.
A Uill to Provide for the Krection of a
J 8tate Capitol.
Mr. Patton introduced the fol
lowing bill on the 10th of Septem
ber, which lias passed the Lower
House, and will probably pass the
Section' 1. That there shall be
and is hereby created a Board of
Commissioners for t he erection of a
State Capitol building; which
Board shall consist of three mem
bers, and shall be elected by the
Legislature in Joint Convention at
the present session. Said Com
missioners shall hold their oflice
for a term of two years, and until
their successors are duly elected
Sec. 2. Said Commissioners
shall, immediately after receiving
notice of their election, notify the
Governor in writing of their ac
ceptance of said appointment ; in
case of the failure of any one or
more of said Commissioners so to
do, within reasonable time, a va
cancy shall be deemed to exist;
and it shail be the duty of the
Governor to fill said vacancy by
appointment, as well as any others
which may at any time occur,
either by death or resignation.
Sec. 3. Said Commissioners
shall, within thirty days after their
acceptance, and before entering
upon the discharge of their duties,
each and severally, enter into bond
with the State of Oregon, with
three or more sureties, in the penal
sum of five thousand dollars, to be
approved by the Governor, condi
tioned that they will each and sev
erally faithfully discharge their
duties as such Commissioners.
They shall also take .and subscribe
an oath that they will support the
Constitution of the United States
and the Constitution of the State
of Oregon, and honestly perform
all the duties enjoined upon them
by law; which oath, together with
their otiicial bond shall be filed in
the oilice of Secretary of State.
Sk 4. The said Commission
ers are hereby authorized and re
quired, immediately alter qualify
ing, as hereinbefore provided, and
organizing as a Board by the elec
tion of one of their number as
President, to advertise for the sub
mission of plans and specifications
for the construction of a perma
nent and durable State House;
which advertisement shall be pub
lished in such newspapers, having
general circulation as a majority of
the board may determine ; and
shall state the amount that will be
illowed and paid such architect or
architects as may submit plans ;
Ji-oruud, that the same are
adopted by the Board and used in
the construction ol the building.
The' shall have full authority to
purchase all materials; to make all
contracts, and employ such me
chanics and laborers as to them
may seem necessary and required
for the construction of said build
ing ; I'roi'iJuL That no written
contract shall be made or entered
into either for the purchase of ma
terials or ior mechanical labor to
be performed thereon, without due
notice thereof being given by pub
lication in some two or more news
papers having general circulation
in the State, at least four consecu
tive weeks prior to the letting of
said contracts. Said notice shall
state definitely the quantity and
quality of materials required ; the
character of the work to be per
formed, and the terms of payment;
Ami jifoctded farther, That the
approval of a majority of the
Board shall be had, before any
contract is awarded ; which ap
proval shall be endorsed on the con
tract when executed by the Com
missioners approving the same, and
also entered in the record of the
proceedings of the Board.
Sec. 5. The regualar meetings
of the Board shall be held once in
each month, at such time and place
as they may select. A majority
shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of an v business. They
mav adopt such rules and regula
tions for their government as may
be deemed necessary. A full and
complete record of all their official
actions shall be kept ; which
record, together fcdth all bids for
the furnishing of materials, or fer
tile performance of any mechanical
labor, which may have been sub
mitted for their consideration ; and
all contracts awarded thereon, or
otherwise entered into, shall be
subject to the inspection of the
Governor and the Secret;oy of
State at all times.
All accounts for the purchase of
materials and services tendered
shall be audited by the board
of Commissioners. Said accounts
shall be rendered in duplicate,
and shall specify ndnutely
the articles furnished or labor
performed with the price, paid
therefor, and shall be certified to
by a majoity of the Board ; one
cony to be retained and filed with
the records of the Commissioners,
and the other to be filed with the
Secretary of State, who, upon pre
sentation shall draw his warrant
upon the Treasurer for the amount
thereof ; 1'rovided, That nothing
in this Section shall be so construed
as to prevent said Board of Com
missioners from making payment
to all median ice or common labor
ers, or other employee? upon
proper pay rolls, showing the name
of employee, time of service, char
acter of employment, rate per diem,
and amount paid, with their re
ceipt thereto, which shall be certi
fied to in the same manner as is
provided for other accounts.
Sec. 0. The Commissioners
elected or appointed under this Act
shall have authority to make requi
sition upon the Superintendent of
the State Penitentiary for all mate
rials manufactured by convict la
bor, that can be made available in
the construction of said building;
together with such convict labor as
can be furnished with due regard
to safety, and present prison rules
and regulations ; and the Superin
tendent of the State Penitentiary
is hereby directed and required to
honor such requisition reserving
such materials as are now manu
factured, and on hands, subject to
the order of said Commissioners,
and when the same are delivered,
to take their receipt therefor.
Sec. 7. The Commissioners
shall each be allowed the sum of
five dollars per day for each and
every day necessarily employed, to
be certified to in the same manner
as other accounts.
Sec. S. The Commissioners
elected or appointed under this
Act, shall in no wise be personally
interested in any contract either
for the purchase of materials or
articles necessary, or for the per
formance of any mechanical labor
Sec. 0. For the purpose of
carrying into effect the provisions
of this Act there shall be, and is
hereby appropriated the sum of
One Hundred Thousand Dollars
which shall be set apart by the
Treasurer of State to constitute a
separate fund to be designated as
the "State House Building Fund"
and all liabilities contracted by
virtue of the provisions of this Act
shall be paid therefrom, and not
Sec. 10. That for tiie purpose
of providing funds for immediate
use, the State Treasury is hereby
authorized and required to transfer
from the "Soldiers' Bounty Fund"
to the State House Building Fund
the sum of Fifty Thousand Dol
lars. Sec. 11. Inasmuch as the pub
lie interest demands the immediate
construction of a State House, this
Act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its approval
by the Governor.
The Geneva Settlement
Washington Opinions. As else
where, so at Washington various
opinions are expressed as to the
merits of the Geneva settlement of
those Alabama claims. Attorney
General Williams, as a special cor
respondent informs us, thinks that
the award covers fully all that the
American members of the Joint
High Commission supposed could
be awarded, and as the Attorney
General was a member of that dis
tinguished and serene body of
peacemakers he ought to know.
On the other hand it appears that
the gross idemnity awarded is
actually short of what the Fnglish
members conceded might be due
under the declaration of Earl Pus
sel, as set. forth in his surly corres
pondence, with Minister Adams on
the subject. It appears further
that as early as May 4, 1SG5, Fail
Kussell would have been glad to
pay a good round bill of damages
for the new principles of neutrality
which are the corner stone of the
Washington Treaty. In short, it
would appear that in this treaty
British diplomacy carries off the
honors, and that our amiable Sec
retary of State, from our conse
quential damages to our direct
losses, has been neatly circumvent
ed. But Chief Justice Cockburn,
Her Majesty's arbitrator, protests
against the Geneva award, which
makes it all right, you under
stand, and Mr. Secretary Firdi is a
happy man. The Chinese can beat
us in the devious ways of diplo
macy, but the English can beat
the Chinese. A" Y. Herald.
The Pichmond YhVj thinks
John Quincy Adams is the last
man in the country who should
have allowed himself to be drawn
into the straight-out swindle, inas
much as, so far back as November
15, 1S71, he wlote a letter to A.
Warren Kelsey, fully committing
himself to the liberal movement.
The Wtif surmises that "the fail
ure of his father to secure the
Presidential nornitation at Cincin
nati had something to do with the
son's change of base." Politicians
are seldom at a loss to ascribe
motives for changes that are not
exactly to their own liking, be
those motives worth v or unworthy.
How Helen Takes A IJath.
Approaching the bath-house, the
coy Miss Helen glances nervously
about the premises and then enters.
Passing into the bath-room, she
locks the door, at the same time;
looking in every direction for some
stray insect that might possibly
possess intelligence enough to ap
preciate her charms. Some five
or ten minutes are spent in exam
ining the cracks of the door,stutiing
the key hole with paper, and ex
ploring the premises for pome
chance eye-ball that may have
been left "behind by the previous
bather. She then approaches the !
mirror contemplating herself a few
moments, and discovers some pe
culiarity in her apparel, which she
wonders, "Could it possibly have
been noticed by any body?" Con
soling herself with the reflection
that she w ill correct the fault before
leaving the room, she prepares her
self to disrobe, commencing by re
moving her hat. The basque is
then unloosened, then taken off and
carefully hung upon a peg; then
follows a piece of black velvet that
encircles the neck, and the collar
and breast pin; her watch and
chain are disengaged from the
dress and placed on the mantel
before the glass: her two diamond
rings and ear rings are laid beside
them, and the process of taking
down the hair begins. A number
of hair-pins are extracted from one
side of the head, and a "rat" is
carefully unrolled; the operation is j
carefully repeated on the other
side; multiplicity of hair-pins are
extracted from the back of the
head, and her beautiful curls, to
gether with the "wire water-fall,"
are placed upon the mantel; her
own hair is'then well shaken by
three or four quick movements of
the hand gently twisted into a roll
by both hands, and impaled to the
summit of her cranium; unhooking
the waist, it is carefully doffed;
holding it before her person in one
hand, she again reconnoiters about
the keyhole, and tries the door
with the other; satisfied of her" se
curity, she hangs up the waist and
disengages the skirt, which she
o-cntlv lifts over her head wrong
side out, and places carefully upon
a peg; she then sits facing the door,
allowing one limb to cross the
other, and unlaces her shoes, re
peating the operation with the
other, her eyes resting upon the
door knob during the proceeding;'
the shoes are dropped gently beside
the chair, the stockings are
then taken off, and, alter being
well shaken and straightened, are
allowed to lie over the back of
the chair; a gentle rubbing of the
feet takes place, as an acknowledg
ment of their heroism in enduring
the recent torture; a general stretch
follows this act, then the white
skirts are unloosed and arc allowed
to fall to the floor, upon which she
steps, then picks up and disposes
on a third peg; the corsets are un
hooked, and as she takes them
off, a sigh of relief escapes her;
they are also laid away ; the next
garment is taken off with extreme
caution, while the eyes of the fair
bather penetrate every crack and
cranny of the room; what now re
mams on her person is nobody's
business, but after a little agitation
something or another occupies an
additional hook; the towels are
examined, and one of them spread
before the tub, on which she stands;
one more glance about the premises,
and a fair hand is placed in the
water to ascertain its temperature,
and a lily white foot is lifted over
the edge of the water, but is quickly
withdrawn, accompanied by the
well known feminine utterance,
"Ouch!" A second attempt is more
successful, and the foot sinks to the
bottom; the other timidly finds its
way to its companion, and the fair
form stands iti the tub; another
glance at the door, the knees bend,
and after several exclamations, such
as, "Oh, my!" "Gracious!" "Ouch!"
etc., the body is recumbent beneath
the water; a gradual soaking, a
train of fancy incidents, all the
good things of the past flitting
through her imagination, her con
quests counted, visions of mous
taches, etc., playing with her lively
brain, and then a sudden realiza
tion that she is thoroughly soaked,
follows in succession; a tender rub
bing takes place and several in
effectual attempts to withstand the
inclemency of the shower, she
emerges from the tub and begins
the drying process, after which an
hour is spent in donning her clothes
and arranging her "twilight," not
forgetting the aforesaid defect in
her apparel, and spending ten min
utes extra in admiring herself; she
then saunters forth, inwardly con
gratulating herself that "the bath
is off her mind for a week, anyhow.
now TITE EICi BROTHER TAKES A
Pushing frantically through the
barber shoo, he finds the bath-room,
closes the door carelessly (never
locks it), sets the water going,
takes a chew of tobacco, sits in a
chair, and pitches Lie hat on a peg
three or four feet above him which
he thinks something of a feat; his
boots are jerked mercilessly ofr
and pitched into a corner; socks$
and then the coal is"yanked,"
and either hung upon a peg or
pitched upon a chair ; the vest fol
lows, and is hung upon a gas
bracket; suspenders ilhlotisenedj
neck-tie and collar speedily find
the mantel; the pants fall upon tho
floor, and are allowed to remain
there; the shirt torn halfway down
the back in his fantic efforts to get
it oil"; and the remainder of his
wardrobe soon occupies an empty
space upon the floor; a few mo
ments are spent in paringdiis toe
nails with his fingers, and then a
terriflio splash takes place; the
usual soak, numerous spirjts of to
bacco juice over the tub or en the"
floor, and a rough scrubbing with
the towels, (all of 'which are sure
to be used) a hurried dressing and
precipitate retreat into the streets,
and a "little su'thin' " to take the
On the Kampage.
A WILD CTIIXAMAN LOOSE.
"Bedlam is broken loose and its
inmates are amang 'us." So
thought, and still think, the people
of Montieello and its vicinity, from
the story told us by a gentleman O
who arrived from that jieighbor
hood yesterday. A gentleman re-
siding a few miles out of town had
improved9and beautified Ins placCj
and had set aside about an acre as
a garden in which to raise his veg
etables. He had last Saturday a
splendid lot of corn, cabbages antl
tlie like in which he took great
pride. About nine o'clock that
morning this gentleman thought
he would go and attend to his gar
den and weed it. On emerging
from his door he was astonished to
see a man, with long hair stream
ing in the wind and brandishing
an ax busyoat work cutting slash- Q
ing and destroying his garden fruit.
He watched for a few moments
and then made for the intruder,
who proved to be a Chinaman
The intruder fled, followed for a
short distance by this gentleman.
The next the madman did,- so says
our informant, was to make a sud
den descent upon the camp of a
party of railroaders. Une ot the
party was at the time he appeared
busily engaged in booking a pot of
beans for his messmates. Johnp
without waiting for what might be
the consequences, hit the beanpot
with his ax and upset it, spoiling
the (Fish of beans The cook en
raged seized a shot-gun and went
for the heathen double quick, but
John was quicker and made off in
the direction of a house near by.
The camper followed and "vras at
the house in a few minutes. He
tastily inquired if the madman had
jcen there, aud was answered in
the negative. leiling the inmates
to be on their guard he began re
tracing his steps to the camp.
John, he thought, had goneQaway
from that neighborhood. hue
iesurely pursuing his Atfay with his
gun on his shoulder, he approached
i dense thicket, when to his utter
amazement the Chinaman sprang
out, and with uplifted ax made for
the railroader. " hat sball 1 do,
shall 1 shoot him." were the
thoughts that passed rapidly
through his brain, hut action had
to be taken, and leveling his gun
he fired. John howled, and drop-
ing his ax, made for the white
man, who threw aside his gun and
caught hold of the maniac, up
and down, over and under they
struggled, first one and then the'
other getting the best ot the light.-
The Chinaman goaded with tho'
strength of madness, was getting
the best of his opponent, when sev
eral of the campers hearing the
noise came up and secured him, re?
leasing their comrade. Tying the
Chimiman they found that a
couple of buckshot from the gun
had wounded him in the leg, and a
physician was sent for to Ivalama,.
who came and dressed hiwound.-
What to do with him was the nex
question. No onePcould be found
to take care ot him. At last ac
counts he was chained securely in
an old deserted barn belonging tv
George Coggan, where he will be
keit to await events. Icrald.
1 m , a . m , G
The Best Sewing Machines-An:
old lady is inclined to thinlv that
a compass would be the best sew
ing machine, because she heard it
had a needle with thirty-two points.
Nor a Bad Ioea. The physi
cians to the Emperor of China re
ceive par only for the time when
their imperial master enjoys good
The True Darwinism. A
youngster of literary tastes describ
ed Darwin as the one who believed
"we degenerated from a monkey."
Hairbreadth Escapes. ADJoung
man who keeps a collection of locks
of hair of his lady friends calls
them hi& hairbreadth escapes.