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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY,
My Little Strata-em.
Jessie Hale was ihe merriest, pret
tiest, most provoking daughter of
Lve that ever existed. At least I
thought so though perhaps I was
not an impartial Judge, as I must
confess I was deeply iu love, and, in
fact, I don't think I can remember
the time when I -was not in love with
her. I first ventured to ask her com
pany from church, when, after four
years of absence, I returned to my
native town and set up as a surgeon.
Oakdale was a healthy place, or else
the people felt afraid of trusting then
lives in the hands of such a young
scapegrace as they had known me to
be, for somehow my horse and gig
found more employment in carrying
Jessie Hale to ride than any other
profitable business, yet of all the tan
tal izing little wretches that ever fas
cinated and provoked a poor fellow
until he could not have told whether
he was in the body or out of it she
was the worst.
And there was I Yallard Tre
maino standing six feet two in
stockings, lead about by that elf,
coming and goiug at every beck and
call, as if I was a great simpleton, as
in truth I must have been, for after
playing "yours devotedly" for about
six months, I Avas no nearer winning
her than at the first. Open-hearted
and candid she was on any other sub
ject; but just let me speak of love or
marriage' and I might as well talk to
a stone wall. "All is fair in lovo
and war," or at least I thought so,
and resolved to try the result of
strategy on my willful lady-love.
One fine morning, as we'were about
starting for a ride on horseback, and
I assisting Miss Jessie into the sad
her horse commenced rearing
and kicking at an alarming rate; of
course the jagged bits of iron I had
cautiously inserted beneath the sad
dle had nothing to do with it. By
the time she was fairly seated he had
become perfectly unmanagable,
throwing her violently from the
saddle; of course I caught her be
fore she reached the ground. No
sooner was she in perfect safety,
than, with a deep groan, I staggered
back against the fence, my right arm
hanging helplessly at my side. It
took nicely, for Jessie was beside
me in a moment.
"O, Will," she said piteously,
"that terrible horse has broken your
arm; what will you do ? Poor AVill!
How like a villain I felt at sight
of l;er distress; but I was not going
to give it up then; so I answered
faintly, "It is nothing, dear Jessie,
I would suffer a thousand times more
to feel that I had saved your pre
cious life." '"
liut, O, I am sorry! What can be
done for you?" she said, in touching
"Only tell me that you love me,
Jessie, darling; it will soothe my
pain more than anything else in the
world." And then, like the great
simpleton that I was, I put that
right arm around her, and never
discoved my mistake till she sprang
"Wouldn't a little brandy and
water do as well, Mr. Tremaine?"
she asked, archly. There don't seem
to be any bones broken; the injury
was internal, I should think."
Wouldn't I have sold myself for a
sixpence ? 13ut there was no help
for it; so I had to own the trick, ami
went home wishing I had broken my
arm or neck, I didn't care much
which. After that, for a while, I
was rather shy of the love subject,
for I didn't fancy hearing of my last
attempt; but one morning, however,
I went over tho way, resolved that
the matter should be decided before
I returned. Jessie was sitting by
the 2iarlr window, busily sewing
and humming some merry tune to
herself as I entered. She was look
ing prettier than ever; and I found
it hard work to begin.
At last I broke in upon some of
her careless nonsense with, "Why
in tho world, Jessie, don't you say
whether you love me or not'?. I be
lieve you do in fact, I know you
Here I was again making a simple
ton of myself.
J "0, you know then, do you ?" suo
said, coolly, with a merry twinkle in
her eye. "Then of course there is
no need telling you."
"Xo, I did not mean it, Jessie," I
said. "But do you love me? Will
you answer mo yes or no ?
"Yes or no," sho answered de
murely. "O," Jessie Ilale!" I exclaimed, im
patiently, "you will drive me crazy."
"A terrible misfortune, surely,"
sho said, with a laugh, throwing
down her work, and stepping through
the low open window upon the lawn.
"Now, Will, I will tell what I will
do if you will promise never toplague
me again about this."
I will promise anything if you will
onl- give me an honest answer," I
'Well. then, if you can eaten me
before I reach that elm tree, I will
give you a decided answer.
I thumped my head against the
window sash, and away I went, rac
ing over the green sward with ten
times more eagerness than I ever
displayed playing catch in my boy
hood days. I caught her before she
was half way to the old elm. .
"Now for an answer' I said, ea
gerly. "O! but can't you wait until I get
my breath ?" draw ing it in quick,
spasmodic jerks. "Let me see; what
was it I promised to tell you ?"
"Whether you love me or not, you
provoking little wretch!" I said, fair
ly out of patience.
"Now look lierc, Mr. Will, if you
don't leave off calling me names, I
won t answer yon. now see 11 1 do
And sare enough, no answer could I
get from her.' - ' ;
The next dav I received a letter
from my uncle, stating that his assis
tant had left him, and asking me to
take his place. This was just tho
situation I had been wanting for
years, and I hailed it with delight
"But Jessie," I thought, "could I
A moment's reflection showed me
it was just what was needed, for if
she really cared for mo my absence
would make her willing to acknowl
edge it. It did not take long to
make my arrangements, and before
night they were all completed, and
the next morning I started for the
station, calling at Mr. Hale's to Lid
Jessie good-bye. I could see the
little wilch did not believe ono word
of the story I told her.
"I hope, Mr. Will, you will not
break your arm in the train; it would
be so bad for you," she said, with a
smile, as I concluded.
"And you not there to cure it," I
retorted. "But, seriously, Jessie; I
am in earnest now. It is probable I
shall not see you again for years;
for if I like the place I shall remain
She still believed it some trick,
for her eyes said plainly, "You can't
cheat me again." And she said go6d
bye as coolly as if it were only for a
day. I went down the walk, feeling
much as I think Adam must have
felt when he left Paradise, except
that he took his Eve with him, and I
left mine behind.
I was pleased with the place, and
was not long in accepting my uncle's
proposals. I wrote to this effect to
a lawyer, desiring him to dispose of
my property at Oakdale. I knew
Jessie would hear of it, and it would
give her to understand I had no in
tention of returning. In three days
I followed the letter, determined
that if I did not succeed this time, I
would give her up forever, though
my heart gave a quick throb of pain
at the thought.
It was just at twilight, of a pleas
ant September day, when I reached
Oakdale. Direct to Mr. Hale's I
took my way, saying to myself as I
went, "Now or neverl" I entered
the dusky parlor unannounced. By
the dim light I saw Jessie sitting on
a sofa, her head resting on the soft
pillow. She was alone, and had not
heard my ste-p. Was she asleep ? A
quick sob answered me. That argu
ed well for my success. In a moment
I was kneeling beside her, and had
raised the bowed head.
"Jessie! dear liltlo Jessie!" I said
tenderly, scarcely knowing how she
would receive it. With a quick start
and a glad cry of surprise her head
was pillowed on my bosom.
"O, I am glad to see you, Will.
They told me you would not return,
and 1 have ' been so lonely without
"And I have been lonely too, Jes
sie," I said. "My house anywhere
would always be lonely without you.
Will you not go and share it with
The answer was very low, but I
knew it was in affirmative.
"Will you become my wife next
week ?" I was determined to make
sure work now.
There was some hesitation, some
objections raised, but I finally gained
tho same answer to that.
Then I hurried to the drawing
room to see the old folks. There
was considerable pleasure expressed
at my unexpected arrival, and great
surprise when my errand was made
known; and a few tears from the
mother at parting from Jessie, and
hearty congratulations from the fa
ther, concluding with the remark,
"That just as lfkelyas not she would
change her mind while changing her
Not so, however. In a week I got
the prettiest, best little wife in the
couutry, and what is better sJill.T
think so now, even though she did
say, ten minutes after the ceremony,
"I never told you I loved you, after
And never has to this day.
The Yamhill Courier is responsi
ble for tho following: Some time
since a Justice of the Peace, residing
near the Polk county line, sold some
land and made out a deed therefor
to his grantee. Tlio Justice had a
wife who had to join in the deed.
The laws of this State require that a
married woman's deed, to be valid,
must be acknowledged "separate and
apart from her husband." In this
case the Justice made the deed him
self and took the acknowledgment
and certified that he had "examined"
his own wife "separate and apart
from her husband," and that she ac
knowledged that she executed tho
same freely and without fear or com
pulsion from any one. Tally one for
A SrFFEKixo FAMiiiY. The Detroit
Free Press says: A twelve-year-old
boy, pretty well dressed, entered an
office on Jefferson Avenue, the day
before Thanksgiving, and begged for
twenty cents. "Want it to buy a
Thanksgiving dinner with?" asked
the proprietor. "Yes," answered the
boy. "What'll you get a chicken?"
"No, sir," replied the boy very hon
estly. "We've got a turkey, and we
want some oysters to stuff it with !"
The gentleman put his wallet back.
His Glasses. " Billy, my boy,"
said a short-sighted and rather in
temperate father, to his son, a bright
eyed little fellow of five summers,
"did you take my glasses?" ""No,
pa, but mamma says she guesses as
how you took 'em 'fore you come
His Oxir Regret. Billy Patter
son died in Georgia last week, ' and
his only regret, as he looked upon
the sun for the last time in the heav
ens, was that he had never been able
to form the acquaintance of the man
who struck him that time.' '
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
TTMTVTTn.TTV OTP P.tT.TVOPMTA
FEBRUARY 5, 1875.
Terrible Disaster near Walla Walla.
From Walla Walla, under date of
Jan. 23d, we learn the following par
ticulars of a most sad disaster:
The family of Mr. Cummings, liv
ing on the Walla Walla road, below
the mouth of tho Touchet, Walla
Walla county, seems to be particu
larly unfortunate. We have the case
of a terrible accident that happened
to one of the sons, a young man aged
eighteen years. In some manner he
jumped against the handle of a pitch
fork with such force that the handle
passed almost through the body, on
a line with the pelvis, and passed
almost thiough to the back-bone.
Dr. Babcock was called to tho relief
of the young man, and thinks it pos
sible that he may recover. The
shock of this accident is supposed to
hastened the death of his mother,
who passed away very shortly after
its occurrence. The accident hap
hened on Monday last, and up to
this writing the unfortunate youth
is still alive.
We have been furnished some of
tho particulars of a most terrible ca
lamity which has resulted in the
death of a woman and two of her
children. It seems that a man nam
ed Tate, living about eleven miles
in an easterly direction from this
city, between Ivy Creek and Blue
Creek, left his house on Tuesday
morning to assist a neighbor with
some stock, leaving his wife and
threo children, aged respectively
seven and five and a baby. When
he returned in the evening he found
his house leveled to the ground and
buried under the snow, a snow slide
having occurred, probably soon after
the husband and father's departure,
carrying everything before it. Search
was made and the dead bodies of his
wife and two children were found in
the stable, while the baby, who had
been in bed at the time of the catas
trophe, was found still snugly cover
ed up in the bed, and buried in the
ruins, asleep and unharmed, From
the tracks found it appears that the
whole family had been buried up,
and that tho mother had first extri
cated herself and then rescued her
two eldest children from the ruins
of the house. Whether they were
dead or only injured is not known.
But the mother had carried them to
the stable, which was unharmed, and
had laid them down side by side.
,She had then attempted to go to a
neighbors, probably for help, but
the sno'.V' being very deep she had
found it impossible to go, and had
returned and laid herself down be
side her two children, where she was
found as above stated; all three dead.
It is not exactly known, but it is
probably the case, that she was
more or less injured by the snow
slide, and that her exertions in res
cuing her children and in attempting
to go to the neighbor's joined iu caus
ing her death. These are the out
lines of the all'air as detailed by a
neighbor of the unfortunate family,
and is one of the most heartrending
casualties that we have ever been
called on to chronicle. The ill-fated
house was situated at the foot of a
high and steep hill, and the snow
drifted to a great depth, but as such
accidents are of very rare occurrence
here, no one ever dreamed of danger
from that source.
From all directions wo hear of
more or less loss of stock. In some
instances owners made little or no
provision for their stock, trusting to
luck and the chances for an open
winter to carry them through. In
most eases, however, there is plenty
of feed, but there are a great many
whose stock had strayed away and
they have been unable to find them
and get them home sinco the storm,
these estray cattle are generally the
ones that suffer most, and are dying
off the fastest. We also hear of
quite a heavy loss among sheep, but
the ones that die are generally old
ones or those that have been brought
into the country from abroad last
summer and have not yet been accli
mated. In the aggregate the loss of
stock is likely to be considerable,
and especially so if wo are to have
much more bad weather between
this time and the opening of spring.
" Who is Grant," asks tho Detroit
Free Press, " that he should receive
a larger salary and greater perquis
ites than Washington, Jefferson,
Jackson, or Lincoln?" Oh, he's no
body in particular. The old fogies
to whom you refer were Presidents
for the honor of the position, and
not for the money the office paid.
Grant would rather be town marshal
of Shirttailbend with a salary of
850,000 a year, than President with
a salary of half the amount. Courier
An Eastern editor had a bible sent
to him by some one who thought he
heeded it, probably, and thinking it
a new book sent in for notice ana re
view, proceeded to do justice in the
following notice: "The story is
somewhat disconnected, but contains
many sensational pages, and will, on
the whole, be found quite interest
Goes into Convulsions. When
the Duchess of Edinburgh wants to
talk nicey-ticey to her boy baby all
she has to say, " And was it its own
muzzy's blessed little Albert Alexan
der Alfred Earnest William?" And
then that overburdened infant goes
into convulsions that would twist tho
backbone right out of a plebeian
A New Hampshire woman-, when
dying, made her husband swear on
the Bible that he would never marry
a woman wiin a suarp nose.
If a girl has a turni-up hat and red
dish nose, is she a vegetarian?
Whisky Will Fetch Km.
The other day, two old gents, who
had been reared boys together in
London county, Virginia, met after
a separation of fifty years. Their
names were respectively Mr. Brown
and Mr. Shacklett. After the usual
greetings and congratulations, they
fell into a dialogue a portion of which
we produce as follows:
Brown By the way, captain, how
is my old friend, Geo. Glasscoko. I
havn't heard from him for thirty
. Shacklett He's dead, sah. Died
at the early age of 75.
Brown Dead! George Glasscoke
dead? And only 75! Dear me? What
was the supposed cause of his death?
Shacklett (shaking his head mourn
fully) Whisky, sah.
Brown Captain, have you heard
of Major Payne lately?
Shacklett Y'es, sah, tho Major is
dead, sah. Only 7(J when he went
Brown What was the supposed
cause of his death?
Shacklett Whisky, sah, was the
Brown How is your old friend,
Colonel Blackmore, down at the
Shacklett Dead, sah, dead; he
dropped off unexpectedly in his
100th year, much regretted.
Brown You don't say? And the
Colonel is dead! What was the sup
posed cause of his decease?
Shacklett "Whisky, sah. Dread
ful trying on the constitution, sah.
Brown His death must have been
greatly regretted. But, captain, of
course you remember old John Mar
shall, who lived down on the little
creek called Goose run. He had
two charming girls: one was called
Pretty Jane and the other Blooming
Hose. Don't you remember 'em?
How's tho old gentleman getting
Shacklett Oh, he's gone too, sah;
ho was getting a little oldish, and
died at 105.
Brown What! old John Marshall
dead? What took him ofi?
Shacklett Whisky was the sup
Brown Let's see, captain, did you
know Major Thompson? He was a
great fox hunter, and fond of run
Shacklett Oh, yes, sah, I remem
ber him well. lie left us only a
short time ago. He wasn't quite 115
lacked two month's of it. Whisky
was the supposed cause of his death.
It will floor the best of them.
Brown I suppose, captain, that
you recollect Colonel Morgan, who
had a pretty daughter whom we used
to call Sweet Briar; (nudging the
captain) that was your name for her,
leastwise. She married a young
chap named Smith, who owned the
fine hore Silver Lake won a great
many races at Hagerstown took a
Iile of money out of Maryland.
How's the old man? Ho was in his
80th year when I saw him last.
Shacklett lie s dead, sah. Died,
as all supposed, from whisky, a
month alter he was 110. It takes oft
many of your friends, Isaac.
Brown -But what has become of
young Tom Smith? He cut you out
of the girl once, you know.
Shacklett Gone, sah. Died, be
fore the war, in tho prime of life;
only ninety one. He had just sold
his last nigga, and drank him up.
But whisky fetched him at last.
Brown Well, well, 1 always
thought that would be the last of
him. Will you go out to the bar
and take a nip, captain?
Shacklette Y ell, Isaac, bom as
it is you, I don't care if I do.
Whereupon thev adjourned and
took a " nip" of the identical poison
that had brought so many of their
friends to premature graves. Will
you young men take warning by
these frightful examples of men cut
off in the prime of life, and iu the
midst of their usefullness. We hope
A special dispatch to the San Fran
cisco Alia, under date of Washington
Dec. 25, gives the following in re
gard to tho East Side Bailroad,
which we give as a matter of news:
Oregon men here differ much
in opinion as to the best policy for
their State to pursue in railroad
matters. It is considered almost
impracticable, by most of them, to
construct anything but a narrow
guage road between Bedding, Cal.;
and Pvosebnrg, Oregon, in order to
connect Ben Holiday's road with
Stanford & Co.'s California and Ore-
an road. Thi3 section would re
quire ouo miles of road through a
very mountainous country, with
many grades and expensive work.
Some parties advocate the construc
tion of a road from Portland to Win
nemucca, in order to make connec
tion with San Francisco and the East
by means of the Central Pacific; oth-
ers iavor a roaa irom j.'ortiana to
At present, the southern portion
of Holladay's road does not pay ex
penses, and it is reported that he has
notified the postofiice department
that he will not carry the mails be
tween Eugene City and Itoseburg
after the first of January. He has
two roads, one on the west side of
the Willamette river, running south,
only to Yamhill; the other, on the
east side, runs south and crosses to
the west side below Yamhill, and
runs through Eugene City to Kose
burg. Holladay intends to take up
the rails on the section from Eugene
to Boseburg, a distance of 80 miles,
and use them to build a road south
from Yamhill to intersect the east
side road near Eugene City. This
will increase tho revenues Holla
day's road, but will add to the diffi
cnlties of .overland travel between
San Francisco and Portland.
Sad lind of a Brilliant Career.
Washington Corr. Pittsburg Leader.
When a politician first takes the
Speaker's Chair he has to deal with
a very unruly body. Then there is
such a voluminous mass of rules, to
which some tricky members are con
stantly taking technical exceptions.
To hesitate uuder any circumstances,
in giving a correct construction of a
rule, is to lose the Chair's hold upon
Of course no man can be familiar
with all technicalities of the rules of
the House without long years of pa
tient study. Now, the Speaker has
an able staff of Assistants and Secre
taries, many of whom have been in
the service of House ever since they
were children, have imbibed tho
rules through long associations until
they have become a mere instinct
with them. These men are the great
est xossible aids to a new Speaker,
and even afterwards are often impli
citly relied upon ini parliamentary
One of tho most celebrated of tho
Speaker's aids ras Thad Morris. Ho
died during Schuyler Colfax's reign
as Speakerv Thad Morris was really
a power behind tho throne. He had
been a Messenger in the House when
a small boy, and had grown up in its
service until he occupied the position
of Speaker's Page, which means con
fidential Secretary. He died at a
very early age under thirty. He
was ono of the most remarkable of
He was of a quick, nervous tem
perament, large brain, accurate mem
ory, and unerring judgment. He
was with Banks in his remarkable
career as a Speaker, and stood by
him, day after day, quietly whisper
ing dchind him the means to unravel
knotty points of debate. One of the
greatest reasons of Banks' success as
a Speaker, he never having a single
decision overruled was on account
of his implicit relianee upon his
youthful teacher, Thad Morris.
Schuyler Colfax would have made
an utter failure at first had it not
been for Thad Morris. Under his
clear training Colfax.became a finish
ed parliamentarian. Poor Thad Mor
ris, lie was gifted, and his very
gifts seem to have brought about his
destruction. He was made much of
by Congressmen in fact they made
a pet of him. Being out a great deal,
ho got in the habit of drinking, and
as he drank only champagnes and
wines having strong carbonic neid
elements in them, the wines of polite
society, he went down physically.
Two G ool Stories about General Jack-Koii--His
Conteinnt fur Iitteriiat iene.l
From the Commercial Journal.
A good story is told ou General
Jackson by Governor Wise, who ad
mired him greatly, that is illustrative
of his character. During the Ad
ministration of Mr. Monroe, Jackson,
in command of some troops, invaded
Florida, and capture! Arbuthuot and
Ambrister, two Englishmen who, it
was charged, incited the Indians to
depredations, just as the carpet-baggers
now incite negroes to riot. Ho
at once ordered a Court-martial, and
had them hung, with but little tiaie
to prepare for their future place of
abode. He was arraigned for the
offense before the Cabinet of Mr.
Monroe, and Mr. Adams, the Secre
tary of State, defended him on tho
high ground of international law, as
expounded by Grotius, Yattel and
Puffendorf. Jackson, who had quar
reled with Mr. Monroe, was dispos
ed to regard the matter as entirely
personal. "D n Grotius; D n
Puffendorf; D n Yattel," said he;
"this is a mere matter between Jim
Monroe and me."
INSULTING liOriS PHILIPPE.
It is also said of him that, pending
the question of dispute between this
country and Franco in regard to the
demand for five millions of dollars,
his message to Congress contained a
direct and insulting threat to Louis
Philippe. The Cabinet consulted
and urged a change of the phraseolo
gy. Mr. Forsyth, then Secretary of
State, adroitly changed the language
dictated by the President, to soften
it and make the message more diplo
matic in terms and more conforma
ble to graceful and courteous nation
al intercourse. But when Mr. Don
nelson, the President's private secta
ry, read to him from the proof -shoi-t,
Jackson stopped him when he got to
the part relating to France. "Bead
thatagain, sir," said he, "that is not
my language; it has been changed
and I will havo no other expression
of my thoughts than my own words."
The original words were substituted
and his absolute dictation wrung
from France the money which never
could have been obtained through
. m m
Well Compaeed. The world has
been compared to a looking-glass,
which gives back to every man the
reflection of his own face. Frown at
it, and it will turn and look sourly at
you ; laugh at it and with it, and it
is a jolly, kind companion.
Old Babies. Somebody suggests
an exhibition of babies over fifteen
years of age. There would be no dif
ficulty in fiifding plenty of them," but
they would probably prefer exhibit
Not Afeaid. A young man says
that the pretties girl in town wears
blue-top stockings, and she is not
afraid to show them. He saw them
hanging on a line in tho back yard.
Easy. A New York man having
christened hi3 daughter Glycerine,
ho savs it will, be easy to prefix
ni,tro if' her temper resembles , he?