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OREGON LODGE, No. 3,
Meet every Thursday Evening, at fc
7 K o'clock, in Odd Fellows' Hall. jTx
Main Street. Members of the OrderiJNf
kra invited to attend.
By ordwr of
REBECCA DEGREE LODGE, No. 2
I. O. O. F., meets on the Second and "ST'
Fourth Tuesday Evenings of each month f i V I
at ".it o'clock, in the Odd Fellows' Hall.' J I V9
Members of the Degree are invited t-i'1
FALLS ENCAMPMENT, No. 4,
i. j. j. r ., meei at oaa Fellows' Hall on
the First and Third Tuesday of each month.
Patriarchs iu good standing are invited to
MULTNOMAH LODGE, No. 1,
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cations on the First and Third Saturdays j
In each month, at 7 o'clock from the 20th"iv' M
of September to the 20th of March and V(
7 o'clock from the 20th of March to the V
SOth of September. Brethren in good staudin are
Invited to attend. By order of W. 31.
WARREN N. DAVIS, M. D.,
Physician am! Surgeon,
oraJuateof the t'ni versity of Pennsylvania.
OrricE at Cliff Horse.
CAN BY, OI1EOOX,
Ih sioian aiil l)vugglii.
sVPrea.-rlptions carefully filled at short notice
PAUL BOYCE, TI.dT,
K'liyMieiaii am! Surgoia.
Oheoon Crrv, Okkuos.
Chronic Diseases and Diseases of Woiutn sad
Ctulflren a specialty.
n?5f,,HUrB Jy ami "'tflit: always ready when
amy calls. aun5, '76-tf
DR. JOHN WELCH,
DKX T I S T .
OFFICE IN OREGON CITY OREGON'.
Hlghebt cih price paid for County Orders.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELORS AT LAW
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Jill practice in all the Courts of the Stato.
si..- 1 V'9nUou Blven to rases iu the I'nited
iitUn,l Office at Oregon City. Japr'7J-tf
L. T. BARIN,
ATTOUXKY AT J. AW,
OREGON CITY. OREGON.
W HI practice In all the Courts of the State,
W. H. HIGHFIELD,
ktnblls'hetl slnee -H.
One door North of Pope's Hall,
ST., OUKOoji CITY, OKEUOV.
8e7h Trtmfn,f. of Jewelry, andf"?
ar.wLf," ?Vligbt Clock9- n of which fejV
tr-I to,b8 represented.
'K8ar on 8iiort uoticei aud tbauktui
'w'il or Coutity Orden.
DV.1LKR j y
PIOTTRE FRAMES, M01XDING3 AND MISCEL
'HAyii:. .i a ii: to oaitr.i:.
Oeeoon Citt. Oregon.
V-At the Post Office. Main Street, wt side.
. . novl, '75-tf
J. R. GOLDSMITH,
Collector and Solicitor.
CC7Iie8t of referencea given. di-i;25-'77
HARDWARE, IRON AND STEEL,
Hubs, Spokes, Sliniv,
OAIC, ASH AND HICKORY PLANK.
XOKTlini l" .V THO.MI'KOX,
mar31,'76-tf rortUnd, Orcg.m.
J. H. SHEPARD.
BOOT AX SHOESTOliK,
One door North of Ackerman Bros.
aBoots and Shoes made and repaired as cheap
aa the cheapest. novl, 76-tf
MILLER, CHURCH & CO.
PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR WHEAT
At all times, at the
OREGON CITY MILLS,
And have on hand FEED and FLOCK to sell, at
markfct rates. Parties desiring Feed must furnish
aacka. novl-' tf
A. C. WALLING'S
IMoiieer ISooIc Biiulerv
rlttock'g Building, cor. of Stark and Front Sts.,
BLANK BOOKS BCXED AND BOOT TO ANT
desired pattern. GMusic Bocs, Magazines,
i lPPrs. etc.. bound In very variety of style
u to thatrade. Orders from the country.
Pmptly atteivJed to. . novl, 75-tf
OREGON CITY BREWERY.
wuui iPrchlu,d the above Brewery
TU'orm the Public that thev areCS
Spared to manufact. a Xo. 1 :
aTwT? . 0Dtind anywhere In the State.
WU1 ni promptly filled.'
i. o. o. r.
A little dreaming, such as mothers know;
A little lingering over dainty things;
A happy heart, wherein hope all aglow
Stirs like a bird at dawn that wakes aud kings
And that is all.
A little clasping to her yearning breast ;
A little niusing over future years ; '
A heart that prays, Dear Lord, thou kno west best,
But spare my flower life's bitterest rain of tears "
And that is all.
A little spirit speeding through the night;
A little home grown lonely, dark and chill ;
A sad heart, groping blindly for the light ;
A little snow-clad grave beneath the hill
And that Is all.
A little gathering of life's broken thread;
A little patience keeping back the tears':
A heart that sings, ' Thy darling is not diad,
(iod keeps her safe through His eternal years "
And that is all.
DOT BAI1V OFF MIXE.
Miue cracious ! mine cracious ! shnst look hero und
A Deutscher so habuy as habby can pe,
Der peobles all dink dat no brains I haf got,
Vas grazy mit tinking, or someding like dot
Id vasn't pecause I trinks lager und vine.
Id vas all on aggount oil" dot baby off mine.
Dot schmall leedle vellow I dells you vas queer
Not mooch pigger roundt as a goot glass of beer!
Mit a bare footed bed, und nose but a schpeck,
A moitt dot goes most to der pack off his neck,
1'nd his leedle pink toes mit der rest all combine
To git'e sooch a charm to dot baby off mine.
I dells you dot baby vas von off der DOys,
I'ud beats leedle Yowcob for making a noise;
He shust has pecun to shpeak goot English, too.
Says mamma," und "bapa," und somedimes "ah
You dou'd find a baby den dimes oud off nine
Dot vos quite so schmart as dot baby off mine.
He grawls der vloor ofer. und drows dings abondt,
I nd puts efryding he can find in his mout;
He durables der shtairs down, und falls from his
Vnd gifes mine Katrina von derrible schare;
Mine hair shtands like squills on a mat borcubine
Yen I dinks of dose branks off dot baby off mine. '
Dere vas someding, you pet, I don't Hies pooty
To hear in tier night dimes dot young Deutscher
I'nd dravel der pedroom midout many clothes
Yhile der chills down der sphine of mine pack
quickiy goes ;
Dose leedle shimnasdic drioks vasn't so fine.
Dot I cuts oop at nighdt mit dot baby off mine.
Veil, dese leedle schafers vas goin' to pe men,
Und all off dese droubles vill peen of or den
Dey vill vear a vhite shirt vront inshted off' a bib,
I'nd vouldn't got tucked oop at nighdt in deir crib
Veil ! veil ! ven I'm feeble und in life's decline.
May mine oldt age be cheered py dot baby off mine.
Detroit fret Press,
A MISCHIEVOUS CARPET-BAG.
"When Natlian Bossy, a round-bellied
bachelor of 4S, entered the cars which
were destined to the town of Yuzar,
and placed his well-stulTed carpet-bag
at his feet, and began reading the latest
news with a contented sjirit, he little
thought what a day of adventure was
The train started, and the jolting mo
tion prevented him from reading easily.
So ho put by his spectacles and newspa
per, philosophically he 2rided himself
on his philosophy; had been jilted seven
times and was still fat and indulged in
a short flight of imagination, as he con
templated his carpet-bag, which con
tained to many useful things in a small
corapasn. The bag was new and hand
some. It was made of rich carpeting,
and had a dark-blue ground on either
side, with large crimson flowers at each
corner, and a large white rose in each
"Great invention," reflected Bossy.
"Jllu?n in parro. And I think this is
as lovely a parro as ever was made.
How much better than a trunk, which
entails expense, requiring others to
carry it, and loses time. It is much
better than a valise, which always re
mains of the same bulk. And how easy
to be carried! Ah! how many poor fel
lows have traveled far with such an ar
ticle, carrying their all therein! Could
carpet-bags speak, what tales of misery
and mystery they would bo able to dis
close! What tales of miscreant traitors
and treasonable documents they could
relate! "What singular medleys are
contained in them, yet all compacted in
a symmetrical bulk! Man is like a well
filled carpet bag. So is the world. So
is the solar system."
Having arrived at this complimentary
conclusion regarding his carpet-sack.
Bossy yawned and felt satisiied, and
soon arrived at a city where some of
the passengers were to change cars, and
there was to be a stop of fifteen minutes.
Feeling hungry, he rose to go out and
get a luncheon.
"You are sure," said Bossy to the
conductor, "that this car is going to
Ynzar? shall not have to change
"It is going to Yuzar, if wo don't
break down, blow up, or run off the
track," said the urbane conductor.
So thus assured, Bossy let the pet
carpet-bag remain, and went forth and
lunched, while the two trains were be
ing got ready.
"All aboard for Yuzar!"
"All aboard for LoddyT
Pussengeas scrambled in for their
several seats, and Bossy hastened in
also, not able to distinguish one car
from another, save by the presence of
the carpet-bag, which, from its peculiar
marks, lie considered a sure guide.
"Here it i3." muttered he, lifting it
up. "I am in the right car, sure
enough. But somebody has taken the
impertinent liberty to remove it. My
seat was on the left side before, and
there I left it. Now I find my bag on
the right, which is the side I don't
Mr. Bossy was quite set about some
things, and suspicious cf tricks upon
travelers, and very tenacious of his
rights. The handling of his carpet-bag
he did not at all relish, lie twitched
about in his new seat uneasily, and cast
indignant glances at a lady and gentle
man on the opposite seat, which he con
sidered his by right of previous occu
pation; and, at last, as the train moved
rapidly away, hearing the supposed in
truders langhing with each other, he
imagined them to be laughing at his
discomfiture, and he determined to re
taliate. "Who has been moving my carpet
bag?" he suddenly exclaimed, in a loud
and angry voice, and rising from his
seat with a red face.
Xobodr answered, but everybody
looked toward the angry man who had
thus invoked their attention.
"I sar who has been moving my car
pet-bag ?'4repeated he, defiantly return
ing the general stare, and then fixing a
piercing glance upon the suspected
coupie upon tne left.
"It is there at your feet," said some
body, thinking the man might bo some
"I know it," replied Bossy. "But
somebody has been moving it. When
I got out of the cars, to get a lunch, to
refresh myself for a continuation of this
journey, I left my bag on the opposite
siue, ana 11 1 am not greatly mistaken, 1
ien 11 mere!" lie added emphatically,
and pointing with a frown to the oppo
site seat, now occupied. "And I must
say that I consider the moving of my
bag, without leave, and the occupying
01 my seat, a nigh-handed liberty,
which I feel disinclined to put up with."
"I believe you intend your remarks
for me, sir," now said the gentleman in
the opposite seat, mortified that he and
his lady should be thus rudely brought
to unfavorable notice. "I assure you
that I have not touched your carpet-bag.
It was not here when we entered this
seat, and neither were you.".
"Let me tell you, sir," insisted Bossy,
"that I know you are in my seat, now,
because just before you, a little to the
right, is a puddle, which I noticed be
fore, where some disagreeable hog had
been spitting tobacco-juice. I "
"Oh, sit down, blower!" here inter
rupted a gruff passenger. "We're tired
of hearing your voice. You have got a
seat and that's enough. Sit down."
"Not till I get ready," returned Bossy,
who was amply endowed with pugnaci
ty, when ho thought his rights inter
fered with. "This is not my seat."
"Get out of it, then. What business
have you to be in it?" said another rest
"He wants to make himself conspicu
ous," said another.
"Says people are hogs who chew to
bacco," murmured several individuals
with quids in their mouths.
Tut him out."
"I want my seat."
"Do you own this car?"
"How many seats have you paid for?"
" Wants a seat and won't sit down!"
Finding that ho had made himself un
popular, Nathan Bossy concluded not
to push the question of his rights any
furthur, but sat down, wrathfullv. re
"There's no telling with what class
of people one travels nowadays. The
papers are full of accounts of well-dressed
thieves and ingenious tricks upon
travelers. I am determined to keep mr
eye peeled. I suppose I ought to con
sider myself lucky that my carpet-bag
was not rifled or stolen, instead of be
ing simply removed. Oh, dear!"
And with a yawn of exhaustion, and
placing one foot upon his bag byway of
precaution, ne spread himself over his
seat and fell asleep.
His slumber wa3 finally disturbed by
the arrival of the cars at their jlace of
destination. Bossy woke up, and, look
ing out of the window, found himself at
the town of Loddy, to his great surprise.
"Bless me!" cried he, calling the con
ductor. "Is this Loddy? You told
me that this car was going to Yuzar."
"Never told yon any such thing," de
nied the conductor, much irritated at
the charge of blundering.
" You did, sir," insisted Bossy, hold
ing up his carpet-bag by way of evi
dence. " This is my carpet-bag, I
"I'm sure I don't know. I suppose
it's yours, if you paid for it."
" I left this carpet-bag in this car, at
the time I got out to get a lunch, when
thero was a change of cars. I asked
you if the car was going to Yuzar, and
you said it was, if wo didn't meet with
any accident. So I left my bag, lunched ,
and returned, and here 1 find myself at
Loddy, owing to your carelessness.
This is too bad too bad ! ,:
" It was your own mistake," replied
the conductor. . " You must have taken
your bag out with you and when you
returned got into the wrong train. If
people will get tight when they travel,
they must expect to meet with serious
"Tight, sir? I never was tight in
my life, sir! "
" He is tight now," here exclaimed a
passenger.quite a crowd standing around
to witness the new fuss. " He hts been
tight all the day, and made a row about
his cussed old blue bag because he
thought somebody had moved it."
' Thought so ? I knew so !" retorted
the positive Bossy. " I hope I know my
own bag. Look at it. It is peculiarly
marked. Not another bag like that in
the world! I know my bag, and I know,
just as well, where I left it. Bags don't
have legs ! They don't move them
"I'll just trouble you for that bag,
now," here exclaimed a stranger, makiDg
his way, with a confident smile, through
" Who are you?" inquired Bossy.
" My name is Robert Archer, and that
is my carpet-bag," declared the claim
ant. "Hand it over."
' I rather guess not," replied Bossy,
resolutely grasping the article. "It ap
pears to me that there is a concerted de
sign to rob me and impose upon me.
But I am no fool, gentlemen; and you'll
find I'm neither drunk nor afraid !"
You're a sharper, I guess," cried the
conductor, regarding him with a suspi
cious eye, " and not afraid to do any
thing." "Give me that bag!" fiercely demand
ed Archer. "I left that bag in the seat
you have been occupying, but thought
I wouldn't disturb you, after you had
once got into the seat particularly as
you attracted so much unpleasant at
tention. But the bag is mine. I sus
pected you for a sharper at the time,
and my opinion is that you thought the
owner forgot his tag, because he had
left awhile, or had taken the wrong
train. It is my property."
Bossy now grew furious.
"You lie," said he, "and that's plain
talk. To prove my ownership, let me
have the pleasure to inform you that I
have got the key. And there it is," he
added, exultantly, holding it up to gen
eral view, and then proceeding to open
the bag. He applied the key, but, to
his confusion, now found that it did not
fit! Here was a quandary.
"I must have left the right key at
home," said he, "or else somebody has
been meddling with the lock. But I
can name every article there is in it."
"You can't gammon us," hero said the
"Give the man his carpet-bag, and
DacK out; that a safest way for you."
"I've got the real key," said Archer.
"Let him name the articles in it, if he
can. I'll open it, and prove that he
But Bossy obstinately refused.
"A pretty how-d'ye-do this is!" ex
claimed he, "if a man is obliged to tell
every inquisitive stranger what he car
ries in his carpet-bag. My baggage is
my own, and nobody shall pry into it.
Let me see the man who will attempt
And, grasping the handles with a vice
like grip, he confronted Archer, who
was a slighter man; and he was now
about making his way off through the
curious and suspicious throng.
The confidence of Bossy and the hesi
tation of Archer now created a division
of opinion among the spectators; some
thinking one was the owner, some the
other, and some that both were sharp
ers, seeking possession of stray prop
erty, which they knew had lost its right
"They ought to be arrested, in mv
judgment," suggested a severe-looking
oia man, who had been much annoyed
by the troubles of Bossy.
A policeman wa3 summoned to hear
the story, and he, imagining that ho re
cognized them as rogues whom he had
seen before, took the responsibility of
arresting them on suspicion, in accord
ance with the advice of the crowd
Bossy firmly resisting the appeal of
Archer to let him open the bag and prove
it to De his own.
"No use. I know it's mine." said
Bossy, "and will not submit to any more
They were consequently conveyed
straightway to court, and complaints
were made out and preferred against
Bossy wa3 charged with stealing the
carpet-bag from one Robert Archer or
some person or persons unknown: and ,
Archer was relied on to be the chief
witness against him. I
Archer, equally suspected, was ac
cused of stealing the carpet-bag from
one Nathan Bossy or some person or per
sons unKnown ; lor, though the bag had
not been actually found in his posses
sion, he acknowledged having left it in
the car, and was supposed to have at
tempted to secrete it from tho truo own
er, wherever he might have gone ; and
Bossy was to be the chief witness against
The unlucky Bossy was tried first, and
Robert Archer was called to tho stand.
" I can easilv prove to your Honor."
said Archer, " that the carpet-baer is
mine, by giving you an enumeration of
the principal articles contained in it, tho
which I challenge the prisoner or any
one else to do. And, besides, I have
the keys that fit it.
" Stole it !" exclaimed Bossy.
"Silence, sir!" commanded tho Judge.
"One pair of red flannel drawers,
threo shirts with my name on them, one
wide-awake hat, one bottle of Schiedam
Schnapps, two pairs of thin socks, six
numbers of the Literary Journal, Bhav
ing apparatus and tooth-brush, a pocket
Bible, one volume of Dumas' latest nov
els, three figs of tobacco, two short pipes,
a large plum cake baked for me by my
aunt Jerushy, a pound of old cheese, a
tooth -pick and a t weczer. I believe that's
"Very well, sir," said tho court, "you
may stand down."
After further evidence, the Judge re
served his decision, as he wished to get
at the other side of the story, upon which
ha considered the evidence of Bossy
might throw some useful explanatory
light, which might prevent him from
doing any injustice.
And now Robert Archer's turn came,
and Nathan Bossy was summoned to give
his evidence. So confident felt he that
he put a humorous light upon the mat
ter, despite his grievances, and advanced
to the attack with a smile.
" I cannot say, as this audacious per
son has pretended, that I have any plum
cake, made by an Aunt Jerushy, in my
carpet-bag; though I wish there was, and
should have no objection to a pound of
old cheese to go with it ; though I have
moral antipathies to Schiedam and Du
mas' novels. But when the court comes
to take the key, which the fellow doubt
less stole from me while I was in the car,
and opens the hag, it will find there the
following articles, which I little thought,
when I packed them, would ever be ex
posed to the vulgar gaze of the world :
Two complete suits of female under
clothes, which I intend to carry to a lady
relative of mine in Yuzar ; one bottle of
hair-dye, one rolling-pin, one flute, one
volume of ' Gibbon's Decline and Fall
of the Roman Empire,' four ounces of
Epsom salts, one pair of brown breeches,
one corn-popper and one pair of winter
boots. As the court has already heard
something of the inconveniences to
which I have been subjected whether
by accident or design I know not I feel
sure of its sympathies, and will say no
more, except that I now invoke the open
ing of the bag, that I may thus confound
all accusations against me, and prove
the prisoner an impostor."
"Let the test be applied," said the
Judge. "Prisoner, produce the key."
Archer delivered the key. An officer
unlocked the bag, and its incongruous
contents were emptied out. The proofs
were convincing. The bag belonged to
Archer, for there were all the articles
he had specified. Archer was overjoyed
Bossy was bewildered.
The court orders that Robert Archer
Archer proceeded to repack his carpet
bag, when a sudden thought struck him.
and he was permitted to inform the court
that he now remembered tkat the shop
man, of whom he had nought the carpet
bag, remarked upon its peculiai figures.
and said that he had had and sold but
one other like it, made from a corres
ponding strip of carpeting.
"I bear no hard feelings against Mr.
Bossy," said he, "and think it very
likely that he does own tho duplicate of
my bag that he has lost it and has been
This disclosure put a new face upon
this mysterious matter. Bossy now felt
convineed that, after all, he had got into
the wrong car, deluded by the counter
part of his own carpet-bag, which was
now doubtless at Yuzar, awaiting a claim
ant. Tho court, being advised of this, al
lowed him to send a messenger in quest
of the mischievous bag, and in due time
it was obtained and brought, opened,
and found to verify what Bossy had
stated as to its contents.
Bossy, also, was now released, and the
court congratulated him upon having so
fully cleared his character. But this
gave little satisfaction to the aggravated
man. He packed up and hastily left,
and, repairing to the nearest trunk-maker's,
at once purchased a valise, into
which he transferred his goods, and had
his name marked in fall upon both ends.
This done, he made a present of the
mischievous carpet-bag to the shopman,
and with a curse upon that and all oth
ers, repaired to the depot and took the
train for Yuzar, having lost all confi
dence in carpet-bags.
A Terrible Death.
Glade Springs, in this county, was
on Monday thronged from all parts of the
surrounding country to witness the bal
loon ascension. According to announce
ment, the travelling show of Prof. Hoff
man made its appearance and prepared
for exhibition. Their largo iron furnace
was put to work, and the balloon hoist
ed over it by means of two poles on
either side, forty feet high. The bal
loon was inflated by means of wood and
kerosene oil, with a small qnanity of
gasoline added. When it was filled as
usual, Mr. Hainur, the reronaut, wa3
informed, but he said, "I want more gas
this time." Two pints more of oil were
put in, and, when exhausted, the damp
er of the furnace was shut down. Then
he jumped into his position, and like an
arrow the great air-ship shot upward,
carrying its human freight dangling
at its end. It had ascended some 3U0
feet, and while the actor was performing
on a horizontal bar, hanging by his feet
with his head down, waving a handker
chief to the nervous audience below, tho
patched and dilapidated canvas split
from bottom to top with a report that
was heard miles away. No sooner had
the gas escaped than the balloon collap
sed and came shooting down as swiftly
as it had darted up. The seronaut saw
his situation, and quick as lightning
turned himself up and regained his hand
hold, and commenced a manoeuvre to
dodge a telegraph wire and post toward
which he was falling. This he succeeded
in doing, striking the ground with terri
ble force, which bounced him up, to be
caught and pressed down by the balloon.
All of this was the work of a moment.
The crowd was literally paralyzed, wo
men sickening and fainting, and men
unable, in their horror, to move. The
companions of tho unfortunate man
stood riveted to the ground, and not un
til some citizens undertook to move the
canvas did they stir. The man was
found to be alive and conscious, but
dreadfully bruised and mangled. Ho
was through it all calm and cool, and
described his feelings as, descending, he
saw and felt death staring him in the
face. He was taken to the hotel, where
both Mr. and Mrs. Thonqson did all in
their power to relievo his sufferings.
With all the aid nothing could be ac
complished, and at 11:30 o'clock p. m.
he paid the penalty of death for his reck
lessness. His name is Frank Hainur,
from Warren, Ohio. Abingdon (Va.)
Scalping. During the American war
Captain Gregg and a brother officer, re
turning from hunting, wero fired upon
by an ambush of Indians. Both fell,
and tho Indians coming up, struck them
on the forehead with the tomahawk, and
scalped them. Captain Gregg, in de
scribing the operation, said he felt as if
moultenleal wero poured on his head;
yet he had the hardihood to lie still, sup
pressing his breath, to make them sup
pose he was dead. When they had left
him, ho felt as if something cooling
were applied to his burning head; this
was caused by the coolness of the tongue
of his dog, which was licking it. The
dog after fawming upon him left him,
and disappeared in the woods. Captain
Gregg, in attempting to rise, found he
was wounded in the back by a musket
shot, and severely bruised on the head
by the stroke of the tomahawk, which
would have killed him had not its force
been broken by hia hat. He crawled to
his brother officer, who lay dead near
him, and opening his waistcoat , laid his
throbbing head upon his warm bosom,
for the sticks and stones among which
he lay were torture to him. Here he
expected death would put an end to his
sufferings. In the meantime the dog
hastened home to the captain's friends,
and by his manner showed that some
accident had befallen his master. They
followed the dog, who guided them to the
scene described, where they arrived just
in time to save the life of Captain Gregc,
who, under the care of a skillful sur
geon, ultimately recovered.
Raising Geese. When a farmer has a
tract of low, marshy land near his house,
where there is a running stream of water
he may raise geese profitably by con
fining them to this tract during the day
in Summer, and yarding them at night.
When allowed to run on good grass land
their manure is so strong that it kills
the grass where dropped, and for this
reason many farmers have given up rais
ing them. But they are very profitable,
as they are subject to no disease, always
salable (dressed) at a fair price, and
their feathers will pay the expense of
keeping them. With an extensive mar
shy range more money can bo made by
raising gees than on any kind of do
Freaks of tho Elements.
A man who saw the partial destruc
tion of the Omaha bridge by a cyclone
describes it as a dense black cloud com
ing down stream, carrying forward a
water column standing on the river with
its head in the clouds. In front the air
was filled with hail, streams of fire ran
along the iron bars and columns of
the bridge; but the moment the whirling-water
column struck it the whole
was lit up by a blinding electric glare,
the bridge vanished, shot up to a
great height above the piers, and then
dashed with inconceivable velocity
back into the river. Large stones were
torn out of the rip-rapping, and shot
up perpendicularly sixty feet to the
top of the railroad grade. The descrip
tion is regarded by many as fanciful;
but Prof. Tice, of St Louis, says it is
not, and adds: " I was. charged with
laboring under an illusion when, in tho
summer 1853, I asserted that the steeple
of the Baptist Church first shot into the
clouds. Not until the architect declar
ed that it must have been so, and could
not have been otherwise, was the cor
rectness of my statement admitted.
The architect's opinion was based upon
the fact that the steeple when it was con
structed, was let down by braces twelve
feet long, into the tower, and this brac
ed frame was pulled up and out with
out disturbing a stone in the tower.
The large stone cross in the Calvary
Cemetry, weighing several tons, that
went down in the North St. Louis tor
nado last year, went up first, for there
was the upright iron dowell that had
been in the socket of the shaft. Houses
always go down when caught in the
vortex of a tornado but those caught in
tho center invariable first go up. When,
in the East St. Louis tornado, the cloud
snatched up a locomotive, carried it
over a pond, and dropped it down, right
side up, the wise by tradition pooh
poohed at the assertion that it was car
ried, and declared that it was blown in
to the pond, notwithstanding not a trace
of such action could be seen in the
smooth and level sand over which it
must have rolled if such had been the
fact. How did it happen, then, that
the tiny electric cloud that was arrest
ed over Langley pond, South Carolina,
on the 12th of August, 1874, formed a
waterspout, which lasted for about ten
mihutes, in which time it lifted to the
clouds over 214,000 tons of water, and
the cloud immensely enlarged and dis
tended, walked off with it without spill
ing a drop?" 2few York Sun.
A Coat Lined with Money. A war
correspondent writes: " Comedy goes
side by side with tragedy here as every
where", and even at a time like this men
can laugh. A Jew who has come down
from Eski-Saghra is in a condition of
much perplexity about the means to bo
adopted for the recovery of a stolen coat.
Anticipating evil times in Eski-Saghra,
tho Jew had sown up his money in the
lining of his heaviest fur overcoat, and
with this held himself ready to leave
town at any moment. Somehow when
tho dreaded time arrived he missed the
coat, and had to come down here with
out it. Walking about the .streets of
Adrianople he descried this very coat
upon the shoulders of a big Circassian,
with whom he entered into humble par
ley for its recovery, professing to have
taken a great fancy for it, and offering a
most un-Jew-like price for it. While
he pretended to examine and admire the
fur, ho ascertained that his money re
mained undisturbed. Tho Circassian
declined to sell, and the Jew then put
in a claim as owner of the coat, and
succeeded in bringing the Circassian
before the Governor of the town. The
Governor declined to consider the Jew's
claim proved, and that hapless Hebrew
is now loiiowing tho Circassian HKe .a
second shadow, beseeching him with
perpetual iteration to strike a bargain.
It rests on Rochefoucauld' authority
that a man can always enjoy the mis
fortunes of his friends, and the friends
of this especial Hebrew seem to find
some consolation for their own sorrows
in watching and laughing at tho count
less ruses and manoeuvers with which
Jewish ingenuity inspires the hunter of
That Poor, Pale-Faced Boy. The
other day a poor, pale-faced boy of
twelve summers or so visited several
streets in the northern part of the city
with a hand-cart full of bmall musk
melons, the largest being hardly larger
than a sickly baby's head. Leaving his
hand-cart at the curbstone, he would
take a melon in his hand, and knock at
the door, and say to the lady: "Please,
ma'am, I'm a poor boy trying to get
money to buy school books; and won't
you buy this melon to help me?" Very
few refuse to purchase, and the' boy
may have sold a whole wagon load for
all that any one of the purchasers knew
to the contrary. In every place where
ho sold a melon he shortly returned,
and holding out a lead nickle on his
palm he planitively observed : " If you
please, ma'am, that was a bad nickle
you gave me, and will you please give
me another in place of it?" Naturally
enough each one complied, and in most
cases the boy was allowed to retain the
bad coin as well. In this way his mel
ons netted him ten cents apiece, and he
introduced one of the sharpest little
tricks of the day. Detroit Free Press.
A Carmi (111.) man dug his own grave
beside his first wife, lay down in it and
shot himself through the head. Still
the work was incomplete. He lay there
in the silent night with the throbbing
stars and cold white moon looking down
upon his cold white face, and none to
cover him with gravel, none to lay turf
above his head. It is touching to think
how eagerly and gladly the grave would
have been filled had his second wife
been there to do it.
A thick-headed squire being worst
ed by Sidney Smith is an argnmnit, took
his revenge by exclaiming: "If I had
a son, who was an idiot I would make
him a parson.'' ' Very likely," replied
Sidney, "but I see your father was of a
differ en t opin ion . "
Let any young man pass all tho even
ing in vacant idleness, or in reading
some silly tale, and compare the state
of his mind, when he goes to sleep or
gets up the next morning, with his stata
some other day, when ho has spent
some hours in going through the proofs,
by facts and reasoning, of the great
doctrines of natural science, learning
truths wholly new to him, satisfying
himself, by careful examination, of the
grounds on which the known truths
rest, so as to be not only acquainted
with the doctrines themselves, but be
able to show why he believes them and
to prove to others that they are true; ha
will find as great a difference as can ex
ist in the same being the difference be
tween looking back upon time nnprofit
ably wasted and time spent in self -improvement;
he will feel himself, in one
case, listless and dissatisfied, and in the
other, comfortable and happy; in the .
one case, if he did not appear to himself
humble, at least will not have earned
any claim to his own respect; in the
other case, he will enjoy a proud con
sciousness of having, by his own exer
tions, and therefore a more exalted op
inion. Iord Brougham.
Art of Talking. The i:ntn who is
continually talking seldom says any
thing of importance; more than half the
time he talks because he likes the
sound of his own voice, and his remarks
aro superficial and valueless.
The reserved man, on the contrary,
finds it difficult to give utterance to his
thoughts which move forward to tho
portals of his mouth in such crowds that
they in fact, block it up. When
ever you meet with a man of this kind
give him time, and do not mistake his
tardiness for ignorance or imbecility of
mind. In nine eases out of ten he has
lived in solitude, and because he has
not been habituated to conversation, his
tongue grows so rusty that when he
does venture into society, no one will
wait till he is drawn out, and therefore
his reserve continues to increase. Do
not contemptuously turn your back up
on him, but listen, and he will, in all
likelihood, repay your .civility with in
terest. The man who 'talks but little
generally has something to say when he
does speak; his ideas have been polish
ed by tho observation of years, and siuk
forcibly into the minds of his hearers.
Photographing the Hkabt-Beat.
One of the most remarkable applications
of photography is that by which it is now .
made to register, and in the most ao-
curate manner, the mechanical motion
of the heart. The device by which the
result is obtained is, indeed, a triumph
of inventive skill. It consists of a thin
india-rubber bag, to which a short glass
tube is attached, sufficient mercury ja
poured into the apparatus to fill the bag"
and a portion of the tube, and the in
strument is then placed over the heart
of the person to be examined. Arrang
ed in this manner, every pulsation of
the heart by a corresponding movement
of tho mercury in the tube, and by suit
able photographic apparatus, provided
with a moving sensitive slip of paper, a
perfect registration of the extent and
rate of pulsation is obtained. The in
teresting fact is made known by this
process, that the fall of the pulse some
times takes place in successful horizon
tal lines, and sometimes in ascendant
lines, the column reascending two or
threo times before falling together.
To Break off Bad Habits. Under
stand the reasons and all the reasons,
why the habit is injurious. Study the
subject until there is no lingering doubt
in your mind. Avoid the places, the
persons, and the thoughts that ieaa to
the temptation. Frequent the places,
associate with the persons, indulge in
the thoughts that lead away from temp
tation. Keep busy; Idleness is the
strength of bad habits. Do not give up
the struggle when you have broken
your resolution once, twice, thrice a
thousand times. That only shows how
much need thero is for you to strive.
When you have broken your resolu
tions, just think the matter over and en
deavor to understand how it is you fail
ed, so that you may be on your guard
against a recurrence of the same circum
stances. Do not think it an easy thing
that you have undertaken. It is a folly
to except to break off a bad habit in a
day which has been gathering for long
Curkent Fashions in jEWEiBY.--Sil-ver
jewelrjt has been and continues
quite the rage in England, and the ear
rings made in this metal are certainly
more artistic than their golden brethren,
which seldom include the delightfully
graceful and becoming "tassel" ear
rings, of which there aro so many var-
workmanship of silver, the more becom
ing are the ornaments. Very pretty
designs are daisies looped together by
the stalks, a necklet of looped silver
daisies to match, with pendant of one
l.i r ge marguerite ; or silver fuchsia bells,
v. .tn necklet of fuchsia leaves, and pen
dant of two or three blossoms. Filigree
j welry in gold and silver, is becoming
.'uihionable again; but, though inexpen
sive, it so easily gets broken or discol
ored that it can scarcely be considered
Mormonism Reversed. Mr. Labou
chere tells us that Brigham Young's
death was being discussed at a Loudon
dinner party, when a young lady start
ed the rather bold contention that the
principles of Mormonism should for
the future be reserved. "Times," she
said, "are so bad, and fashions so ex
pensive, that it is absard for one man
to have four or five wives; whereas, if
one woman had four or five husbands,
see how much cheaper it would be for
each husband, and" the point which
seemed most to commend itself to her
"how much better wives could dress."
But what is to become of the ladies
"The melancholy days have come, the
saddest of the year." diwlt.
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