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Oregon Weekly Statesman,
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sqaare al on Inch par month.
BfOffic in Stewart's Brick Boil Jlng, ap stairs
Or. K. Y. CHASE.
OrriCE Sarbla'a, Blook, up atalra,
Entrance on State atreet, opposite the Drag Store
of Thatcher Boa, and also on Commercial
at , opposite Drag store of i. W. Soather.
Bept 10. tksafcwtf.
Balaam, - - Ore gnat.
The oldest and lar.-est Incorporated School la
the State. OUaeical, Commercial, Normal and
Scientific oeu-aea o. etudy. foe fall Information
addreaa the President, T M. GATCH,
Or O. N. TABBY, fs. of BM Trustee.
JAM KB A. aiVHAaOaOH, Bt. D.
Physician find Hurgeon,
(Lata of Belle-rue Hospital Medical College
n York t:
Office Im HNfi'i Brick, Balsa, Ogn
Residence Commercial Hotel
J. C. URVBBI, H. D.,
Late at Salem,'
ntysloltin HI1 tl Will 45011,
: Offer bit professional servicee to tbe
citixens of Dallas and vicinity.
t - U. PAINE. -.'-
"TTOSSCKP ATH1ST. THOPB FHrFER
IT rice thie mild, efficient medical treatment
au conralt bint at hia office, et-rner of Liberia
and Court street, opposite Opera House.
On Tuesday and Friday morning Medical ad
vice and treatment will be given free of charge
to all inoee wno are nnaoie to pay lor tne ser
vice of a rhystciaa. junexi
DH. M. UUDBOfl, A. n..
Graduate of N. T. University In 1843.
At the Medical TJniTeralty and Boapltala o
faria, franca, la 181 and 1(38.
Praetlt toner oa thia coast since 1S50.
Late A. A Burgeon C. 8. army.
OfBoo Pattoa'a Block, Itkm, Oregon
Residence, Chemeketa Hotel.
A. H. BKLT, M. !.,
Office and residence corner Union Bud
Orders cai be left at SouLher'a Drat Store
DM. J. C5. BELT,
Late oT San Francisco, offers his aenrtoea to t
cilisena of Balem an I vicinity. Having hadtJ
yemra experience In tbe practice of medicine,1
fed competent to attend all caaea that may eom
under my charge.
Office, at preaemt. Cor. Church nad
r o. simfbob. t. a. warnta.
glBPtOS A. WAYitlttlt,
Attoruoys A-t H.ii'vv,
Offlee In Fatton'a Brick, np atalra, last rooa
on the front. ' novWdawtf
j. T. CArua, J.c. aoarLiirn,
Attorneys at Law,
Office, np tialra 8. E. corner front and Wash
logtonBtreeU oepu il. lMk'm
PuWKLL A KLiaBI,
and Sealcltor la Cnaaicarjr,
is. KLlftK-NOTAEV PHBL.1C.
Collections and conveyance promptly attended
I. i,. COLLI HS.
A.ttOS-I10y alt IaCV.
Prompt attention given o tmstr.en. SptolitUt
Collection and trans actiona In Real Estate
Onto BD atalra In the Court Uouse. declatf
a. a. BAsnua, as. Tisurr,
Notary Public. Attorney at Law
Offiee over the Bank,
SALKH, - - OHAGOS
RKAL KSTATK, IISUKANC
and Collecting Agents. Rail Estate is
the city and country for sale.
Abstract of all title In M trion county,
eatem lec4 1870. uwU
riaaisH A ATanasoi,
t w. aoTAL,
Patton's Block, Salem
C. W. ROYAL,
Jt-eal Estate Ageft
City Property and Farms tor sale,
rent and rents collected.
JORBI -J. DALY,
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Will practice In Polk and adjoining coantiea.
KV-Collections attended to promptly,
w. Lata aoiv.
tHtvaa. a. Williams.
formerly of Balem
Attorneys V Connselort-at-Law
Wll practice In Federal and Bute Courts.
Office Bfo. 10A Ftrat St., (over Poet
office), Portland, Oregon.
BURROWS & TUTIIILL,
Gas, Water & Steam Fitters,
JOBBING DONI AT BliORT NO 1 101.
Opera Homae, Liberty Street,
f alarm, Oregon.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Agents for the
PACIFIC BOOT t SHOE KAKCFACTORT.
w e now offr to oar customers an article In
this line, superior to any ever before sold in Uui
All f Which avr Warranto.
Capital Boot & Shoe Store,
J. F. STAICER,
(Haeceaaor to Btaiger A Bier,)
A Wall salootod a took of Calliornla
and lastera Boots and Sboas
I wwaM eail the attention of the pnblie eape
clally to my own mannfacture, for which I have
aopertor faelUtiee to tar i out No 1 work. None
bat in boo brnsda of rranob Btook
will be need. .
tyAH Work Warranted.
Itay Re pairing done with neatness and dispatch
Commercial Street. Salem,
(One door south of Oregon Candy Mrty )
(Opppoeite Chemeketa Hotel.)
Oommerolal Street, glalem.
- BOOT MAIER,
AMD DIALIB I If
Custom Mudo Boots.
"C -jfSMnum. J
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T0L. 2i NO- 9.
Wait Tbejr Depend On.
Siid the Eait Portland En of last
Saturday, "What the Democratic part
must have to secure eaeoest at the '
next Preaideotial election it fbe united
upport of all the Southern State."
At least that wa the sentiment, and "
the truth of it we consider undeniable. "
That paper denounces in amUated
measure, the ''Nf jPeparture.'V nV
argue in faror of ta good old a'.r
mocracy which caft ' command Souths
rn support. This tueaa oppositioa
to all that has beetaAffected bjr the late
war, revival of the Southern theory of
Slate Eights J and repeal of the amend
ment to the Constitution and the re
construction acts made in accordance
with them. It means that the North
baying overcome rebellion by force of
arms and lost hundreds of thousands
of lire and thousands of million of
treasure in securing victory and per
petratiog the Union, is to reconsider
and recant its war history and drliberV
ately surrender the government to tbe
conquered rebel element.
This sort of Democracy is much
preferable. to that other which is wil
liegHo aceeett mf position that prom
ises succet. Tbe "New Departure"
means no better, but is merely a bait
thrown out in hopes that enough votes
may be gained from Republican ranks
to enable them to win a vie lory.
Democratic success in any form means
the reversal of.- the Constitutional
amendments and endorsement oi State
Rights theory, and then, when tbe gov
ernment is oV centralized to suit them,
the work of secession may commence
again and go on undisturbed, for it
will be contrary to established Demo-,
cratlc precedent to keep the Union to
gether by force of arms.
So maay think it probable that when
the South, having been indispensable
to Democracy, helps that party to pow
er, it will be satisfied to stay in the
Union and rule and control It, but that
will not be the case, for its role can
never be permanent.
Tbe Democrats of the South were
lately the rebels in arms. Aside from
tbe rebel element Democracy has no
power there. What these disappointed
rebels now work for is political suc
cess to enable them To carry out their
secesion designs,. If tbe Democratic
party secures success by their voter,
upon a platform of State Rights, which
is the leading feature of that party at
tbe present time, then those States,
having helped Democracy to sustain
that principle and acquire power under
it, will be certain to improve the first
opportunity to revolutionize tbe gov
ernment and declare themselves again
This proposition is too plain to be
denied, too evident not to be acknowl
edged by fair men. Tbe success of tbe
Union depends upon tbe success of the
Republican party and to secure it we
must work for principles and select
good men to mantain and represent
tbem. Democracy cannot succeed so
long as the people are true to the prin
ciples they fought for in 1861.
- Abont Defalcations.
The Democratic papers, and tbe
Herald among the rest, are publifhing,
from the official report of the Secre
tary of tbe Treasury, a list of tbe "de
falcations" of Federal office holders,
which they claim amount in tbe
aggregate to $20,000,000. Tbe suras
referred to are not defalcations, but
are amounts assessed which have not
been collected, extending back until
tbe commencement oL-the preseDt In
ternal Revenue ft stem, about ten,
year ago. Tbe facts are that during
that time delinquent aesetsments foot
up twenty millions ot dollars, or other
wise, while tbe collections Lave
amounted to $1,500,000,000, tbe
amounts assessed, but which have not
been collected, foot up twenty million.
That is to say, tbe collectors have
paid into tbe Treasury nearly ninety
nine per cent, of tbe amount on tbe as
sessors returns. There is probably no
State or Nation tbat comes nearer than
that to collecting its taxes and we
doubt if Marion county comes tbat
near. The real amount of defalca
tions during that time do not amount
to more than twenty cents on each one
hundred dollars. That is to say, out
of each one hundred dollars collected,
the officials have been defaulters one
dollar oat of each five hundred.
The worst feature of this false
statement is that the Herald and the
rest -of tbem know that these delin
quent taxes are not defalcations on the
part of revenue collectors, and have
made their assertioua for the purpose
of misleading their reader b, m - Vrg
false use of fact published in ofli.ial
returns." This is all done to cover up
the wickedneo of Tamnany Hall,
which they had best repent of and
atone for instead of palliating.
An English clergyman has recently
made himself a subject of ridicule by
declaring tbat in Heaven , there are
twelve women to one man, while in
Hell there are twelve men to one wo
man. This only illustrates tbe man's
ideas of happiness and misery, and if
twelve women would make a heaven
for bim, why has he not as good a
right to imagind and assert tbat tbe
" happy land" is made op of women
and men in a proportion of twelve to
one as have others with different ideas
of bliss to build heavens of their sort ?
A few more such honest idiots as him
self would do much to put down tbat
absurd egotism of those whose specu
lations and imaginings of things they
know not of are continually thrusting
aa fact before tbe world. The English
divine ba as good proof tbat Heaven
consists of more women than men as
ba another asserter tbat angels have
MrSj Hawkins, a Mormon wife, en
couraged by Gentile influence to as
sert her rights, has brought suit
against her husband for adultery. She
is his first, and according to tbe laws
ot tbe United States his only legiti
mate wife, and ia an : unbeliever in
polygamy. Hawkins ha been held to
bail in the sum of $5,000, and, in de
fault of security will be lent to Camp
Douglas. It is predicted that should
tbe case result in the conviction and
punishment of Hawkins, the example
ot his wife will be followed by many
others, who are only waiting to see
some chance of escape from the corse
Virginia papers say that the powdet
tank found by the wrecker ia the
Confederation iron-clad Richmond,
now lying in thirty or forty feet of
water, are in good condition, and the
powder as dry and ready fUr use as be
fore the submersion, six years ago!
Pobtlasd, Sept. 20, 1871.
This city feels considerably elated
over .tbe tact tnat a locomotive t
screaming through its streets, an ear
nest ef the West Side railroad, which
ifat being accomplished. Within a
few weeks ibe truck wilt be laid and
the car ruoalof from this to Hillsbcro,
or thereabouts, and tbe good people of
Tualatin Plains will be the next door
neighbors to the metropolis. Tbe
success of the East Side road, and the
great increase of the freight and pas
senger business upon it, will give con
fidence to the West Side enterprise,
and tend to cause capital to have faith
tbat before long it will become a pay
ing road. If HoIIaday pursues tbe
policy, which we see confidently pre
dicted in the papers, of maintaining a
liberal policy towards tbe people, Ore
gon will rapidly develop, and so cre
ate a business for its railroads.
WHKAT AND VBGKTABLKS.
The late dispatches have caused tbe
price of wheat to recede somewhat,
and it is doubtful if it reaches $1,25
again in Salem this year. It will main
tain a fair price, though, and all Ore
goa will be prosperous with the two
millions of dollars and over to come
in for its surplus breadstuff. Now
tbe sum of two millions of dollars
will just about pay for tbe goods which
are imported by two or three of the
largest wholesale houses here, and the
question is where does the money come
from to pay for all tbe goods bought
for this State by its merchants. In
the single article of wheat we have a
surplus, but we have no oats for sale,
hay is already scarce and high, pota
toes, cabbages and every thing else in
the vegetabls line are scarce, and we
shall be steady importers of potatoes,
onions, cabbage, and every thing else
in tbe vegetable line from now to next
summer. That is what's tbe matter
with Oregon and will be for a whole
year to come.
' The dry season has mined tbe gar
dens of our State and even the Colum
bia river bottoms were drowned out by
the June high water, and the potatoes
planted afterwards were killed by the
frosts a couple of weeks since and are
worthless. One man here, Daniel
Lower tells me be is having 20,000
bushels brought up from California
He calculates to sell that many here,
and supply tbe Willamette Valley. He
bad an order from Albany tbe other
day which he could not fill. So some
of our surplus receipts for wheat sales
will have to go to buy our winter's
stock of vegetables, and while we talk
of Califoraia being burned up and
threatened with famine we look to that
state for a snpply of vegetables for
a state that is almost drowned with
rains. Irrigation will insure good
gardens, and eventually irrigated gar
dens will be found profitable in this
moist land of Webfoot.
DR. A BORN.
Dr. A born is establishing himself
permanently here in Portland, and is
fittipg up a large building on Third
street, near Morrison, as an Infirmary
for patients afflicted with eye, ear and
throat diseases, etc. Tbe great suc
cess he has already realized here ia
treating these diseases, has made him
a favorable reputation. I saw here
yesterday, a painter named Houghton,
who formerly lived in Stlrm, whose
eyelids were so granulated, with ulcei
ation of tbe cornea, that he could do
no work and could scarce see at all.
Another young oiau nntnrd Coleman,
wbo brd come down from Yamhill for
treatment, was another case of the
same nature. Both of these, when I
saw tbem, were in good possession ot
tbeir eyesight, and were able to be at
their work. The cure was effected
speedily, while the affliction bad in
each case lasted for years, and bad be
come chronic. Dr. Aborn will be at
Salem to treat aay patient who may
come to him during the holding of tbe
WRKSTL1KO JOB THOMAS.
I went into the office of Mitchell and
Dolpb yesterday, where the taking of
testimony is going on in relation to
tbe Carruthers land claim, and took a
look, at old Joe Thomas, the frontiers
man, tbe recently turned up father of
Finice Carruthers. He wa once a man
of large and powerful frame, and is
very old, 92 years of age, and has
that appearance. Tbe lawyers are
taxing the poor old mans mind tre
mendously, and bis life must be a
burden to bim under tbe multitude of
their interrogations. He pauses for
minutes at a time and' then gives it
up, about some flat boat ride be took
down tbe Mississippi aeveDty-five years
eo. Ia the main his memory is still
guul, anrf those whose claims depend
upon bis idrbti'y are very confident of
ncces, in fact, positive of it. When
we recollect that the estate is north
very near half million dollars it
won't be considered surprising tbat
they are interested in proving that tbe
old man whose title they have pur
chased, was the father of Carruthers.
The Carruthers claim has been a
bone.of contention ever since the death
of the owner. At first it was sup
posed to be an escheat to the State, as
no known relations existed, but seme
interested themselves to find relatives
back East and purchased their inter
ests. Others again discovered that
old Joe Thomas, now 93 years of age,
was Carruthers father, and tbat the
letters real name should have been
Thomas, but that father and mother
disagreed, he went to tbe Indian coun
try and she never heard of him more,
and supposed that he was dead. She
took her son, and under her maiden
name came to Oregon at an early day.
Tbat old Joe is what they claim seems
probable. Lawyers bunting a clue,
found him a mendicant in St. Louis,
nearly a hundred years old, they gave
him $5000 for his right and title, and
last winter he had his small fortune,
which he wore in a belt stolen, or loit
it in some manner. So. he says .that
he is ready to die which is extremely
fortunate, as the questionings and cros
questionings of those lawyers ' is very
well calculated to worry what life
there is left out of bim ; he is bowed
and bent,' yellow with age, toothless
and a little deaf, and has tbe appear
ance of having been through much
Along the riverside this city is com
posed mostly of smells; some ot the
SALEL1Y OREGON, jfir.3LlYTB
most prodigious smell to be imagined
lurk aadar the wharves and buildings
on pile, eeatiaaally watching for
cbaaoe ts make offensive demonstra
tions "upon poor innocent travellers
from the upper country. The Pert
landers are so used to them tbat they
can't live without them. Tbe cholera
would have all the chance in the world
if it could find time to come here this
The town grows prodigiously, also,
some of the new business structure
are quite elegant, and back from the
avenues of trade, dwelling houses are
going up by the hundred. Kalama
will hare to rustle aronnd lively in the
future to catch np and I rather give it
up, all things considered, that it can't
do it, which is a great pity for
Kalama. There is a great deal of bus
tle and rush and turmoil in this city.
People who want a quiet life and have
tbe means to do it with, should by all
means settle in Salem, and vice vena.
The present prospects of the Demo
cratic party reminds a of an anec
dote. Two Irishmen bad spent , part,
of a stormy night In an LTTy ventilated
room seeking rest but finding none.
It bad been ceaselessly storming, when
one of tbem hoping it was near break
of day, tried to get a peep out ; feeling
round in the dark be found the door of
an old cupboard which however he
mistook for a window ; this be opened
and sought in vain for a ray of light.
His companion asked, "well Jamie,
how is tbe weather?" "Ocbe," was
the teply, "it is as dark as Egypt and
smells like cheese."
The Democrats for a long time have
found the weather for them very dark
and stormy. In their New Departure
they have found no daylight, but their
press generally declare " it is dark as
Egypt and smells like cheese." The
best advice we can give tbem is to
leave their dilapidated quarters.
How different tbe outlook of Repub
licanism. Our statesmen have clear,
definite principles of which they may
well be proud. They have a prosper
ous Government to point to ; a coun
try saved from dismemberment, and
now at peace with all, and so attract
ive tbat millions from other lands are
seeking homes among us. Republi
cans, it is light, and it grows lighter.
Final Words to. Mr. Underwood.
Willamette UmvERsrrr, Sept. 20, 1871.
A man coining all tbe way from
Boston to instruct tbe people of Ibis
coast ought to know what be ia doing
when be offers to "discuss" a ques
That is tbe word be invaribly used
as far as I have been able to ascertain;
and I have seen his advertised chal
lenge in some six different papers, as
well as heard it announced from the
rostrum, and I have notfound "debate"
used in any instance.
Now doe not every one know that
alternately lecturing upon a subject
would as properly " discuss" it as if
replies were made tbe same evening ?
I am led to believe that Mr. U. has
narrow views of the definition of
words, as well as erroneous views of
God, and tbe Great Heieafter.
I commend him to tbe Dictionary,
for the meaning of words, and to tbe
Bible lor the light of life.
As to whose statements are " diaia
genious and untrue," and wbo has
been seeking "newspaper notoriety,".
I leave the public to judge.
Lowell L. Rogers.
To the friends of Religion, in the
communities where Mr. U. may have
held forth, I desire to say that I am
ready and anxious to review bis lec
tures whenever it may be convenient
and adviaaole. L. L. R.
A Devoted Wife.
Ten Years In male AttireHer
Trials, Tribulations and
From tbe Oshkoah Northwester
One of tbe most remarkable in
stances of woman's attachment to man,
and heroism under adversity, came to
our notice to-day. To begin at the
commencement, we will state tbat
early in 1860, a young lady ia tbe city
of Auburn, N. Y., the daughter of
wealthy parents, eloped with a young
man named Niles, a railroad engineer,
and proceeded to Cleveland, O. They
were pursued by an infuriated brother
of tbe young lady, and in tbe latter
place, to avoid detection, after the
marriage ceremony had been per
formed, tbe young lady arrayed herself
in male attire. In this disguise, and
while selling apples, she passed ber
brother several times on the street
without recognition on bis part.
Sbertly afterwards, early in tbe war,
tbe two went south to Nashville, Tenn.,
where Niles procured employment as
a locomotive engineer, bis wife engag
ing as fireman, still keeping up her
disguise. Between Nashville and Chat
tanooga, a shot fired from a rebel in
flicted a serious wound upon the en
gineer, and he was taken to tbe Gov
ernment hospital at Murfreesboro,
Tenn. His wife followed, and to her
careful nursing Niles owes his life.
When sufficiently recovered to endure
tbe hardships of traveling, they re
turned to Cleveland. A few month
later the alleged gold discoveries at
Madoc, Canada, attracted them thither,'
ana tne wife accompanied her husband,
still in masculine garments. The vicis-
situdestof ber career, exposed to hard
ships and accidents, were too severe,
however, and a few weeks since she
died at Cleveland, after a brief illness.
Niles, who is now in this city, is a man
about 40 years of age, and does not re
fer to the heroic devotion of his wife
but in terms of the warmest admira
tion. Tbe amount of money sent across
tbe water by immigrant to friend left
behind, principally to pay their pas
sage to America, is rather surprising.
From. the official return of the emi
gration commissioners of England, it
appears that in 1870 there was sent
from this county, to Ireland princi
pally, $3,630,040 in gold, of which
$1,663,190 was for pre-paid passages.
In the twenty-three years from 1848 to
1870, inclusive, is upward of $81,670,
000, in sold, being an average of about
$3,889,047 yearly. But this amount is
probably somen bat below tbe actual
amount sent, as it only includes what
has been sent through banks and com
mercial bouses. Of whatever msv
have been sent through private chan
nels there is no knowledge. And these
sum, large a they are, are made no
by careful savings from tbe wages of
servant gins ana aay laborers.
"So yon are going to keep school?"
said a young lady to her maiden annt.
"Well, for my part, sooner than do
that, I would marry a widower with
nine children." "I would prefer that
myself, v was tbe quite reply ; "but
where s tne widower t '
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An' shalt heat the tan rfBoara Duwa,n
If 'twill brfcf to thy heart a mukre
Freeing thy heart front its sorrowing nn,
And cheering thee with that lay J
That thy sool H may rest, and dramas of tan
Thou'll meet In " Eternal Day."
We learn from tbe Herald that the
steamer Constantino was taken off
this route toe tbe purpose of going to
Alaska to take the furs of -t h Com
oany which own ber to San Francisco.
The steamer Ajax will sail for San
Francisco, on Thursday evening at 7
tlock p. m.
The same paper says that a China
man and a white man bad a dispute in
relation to the custody of a Celestial
maiden. The white man got the best
of the argument by capturing the wo
man, whereupon John drew a revolver,
but was prevented from using it.
Tbe Oregonian says :
It is expected that tbe track on
Fourth street will be connected to-day
at tbe Fourth street bridge, in which
case the locomotive will make a tiial
trip across tbe bridge and up the road
as far as the track is laid.
We learn from a gentleman, just
from Seattle, that Capt. White, an old
navigator and steamboat man on Pu
get Sound, has recently gone to San
Francisco to procure a steamer to ply
between Portland and Puget Sound.
Our informant says that very many of
the merchants of the Sound towns
have united in a pledge to give Capt.
White their freighting, in case he
sbonld put on a steamer.
An unsophisticated purp name and
residence unknown got acquainted
with the railroad yesterday. The tale
is a brief one, bnt the dog's tail is a
briefer, and briefer too than it was
yesterday morning. The hand con
struction car was runmog down tbe
grade of Fourth street with a number
of laborers on board, when the dog,
more brave than wise, rushed at it
with an energetic bowwow, evidently
under the impression that a snap and a
snarl would run the thing off. The
car, however, went on ; so did the dog
just ahead, then on the right, and
then again on the left, as dogs are
wont to do when chasing a terrified or
pestered animal. He, however, cross
ed the track once too often. Tbe dog
got across all right, but bis tail didn't,
and quicker than the wink of an eye
that dog had no tail to wag. That
oeautiful, long, silken appendage lay
a crumbled wreck in tbe dust on one
side of tbe rail, while the dog stood
amazed on the other and wondering if
lightning had struck any other dog
There was no further contest tin that
line. What was left of the dog went
home satisfied tbat there is no use in
trying to resist these cnuhirtg .monopo
The Bulletin says that a meeting of
the Puget Sound Homestead Aaso-a
tion beld on the 9th inst., it was re
solved that at the meeting to be held
November 2, 1871, the matter of tbe
division of tbe property would be
taken under consideration and sub
mitted to the stockholders.
A large portion of the passengers
brought by the Ajax are persons who
come here to engage in mechanical
and agricultural pursuits. Many of
them are from the various European
countries, and Were attracted here by
tbe several railroad In process of con
struction. . Tbe faster they come the
tier for all ; there is plenty ot rt
and work for them in this State.
The Oregonian says :
Tbe public is generally awaro tbat a
Stupendous law suit is pending be
tween rival claimants of the Carutbers
estate in this city.tLe parties en one side
claiming the right by purchase from
heirs dug up in one of the Southern
States ; on tbe other, through pur
chase of " Wrestling Joe," said to be
the father of Finice Carutbers. It will
be recollected that two or three years
ago, Messrs. Terwillinger and Stepb
ens put in a claim acquired by pur
chase of an interest of the heirs of one
Johnson, a British subject, who it is
claimed, settled prior to tbe time of
Carutbers, and died upon it. At that
time the country was in the joint oc
cupancy of the United States and
Great Britain. These latter parties
claim tbat Johnson died seised of tbe
ownership and tbat his right or that of
bis beirs, was never extinguished
This claim was tried in our courts and
npon appeal, tbe Supreme Court de
cided adversely to it. Yesterday, Col.
W. W. Chapman, as attorney for the
claimants, filed a motion for an ap
peal to the United States Supreme
Court, and the appeal was allowed.
This action comolicaus the contro
versy, and snch a thing is possible as
that it may enventuate in tbe over
throw ot both the other contending
In accordance with the treaty re
cently concluded between England and
tbe United States, Postmaster Wake
field of this city will begin, on tbe 22d
of October, to issue money orders on
Poitoffices in Great Britain.
A considerable number of in
grants, arrived by the steamer Ajax
The'train of yesterday morning took a
onmberof them to Oregon City and
other points ap the valley. The pas
senger conch was crowded to its fullest
capacity, and a eonsiderable number of
way passengers were compelled to go
in the baggage ear.
So business was transacted this
morning ia tbe United States District
or the United States Circuit Courts
From the Ilertild :
J. H. Mo Allister was arrested yes-
tna7 f-.m0 upon complaint
m mm. ij m OtsatisI brave named
Ak Wo-', wfc aeennmn bins . of at-
twaBptise; t kidnap featale relation
jof hia, sms Conday evening last. Il ap-
an is tha Chiaess swain bad beeom-
nvwd ef tal flower of Ah WoogV
aonanhotdVand having told bis tain o
toes. waaOBspd. His fiance know
inn" wwAnfnl abstracter of be
gMriiaa, adjaowiahed bias, that if b -
wanld have their naptial tied this
aide nf rfanaai, ha asast proceed can.
taaaafy. M day night baring bee t
ia nftm fat tfca vnddlng, McAUittei
frtaad aafiA pair, vlnitad Ah
Wnsag'amsHsaBS, and hearing a car-
rig) ite ! Croat ot the door, took th
firl la his amis, and made for tbe ear
ring. Tha bfAabaod elect, who was U'
the atvrriage, did aot render such time
iy aaaistaacn la getting hia lady tovr
into the vebicl at McAllister bad rea
son to expect, and before he could get
ber in by hia owa exertions a shot
from Ah Wong's pistol passed so close
to bis bump of caution as to seriously
frighten him, and, dropping bis covet
ed prise, be tumbled into the buggy
by way of the dash-board, and drov. '
off into the darkness. Had not .office. '
Allen, of Justice MorelandV Court -arrested
Ah Wong after he fired th. -first
shot, It is probable McAllister
would, ere Ibis, bare been the subject
of a Coroner's inquest.
Mr. Ellis, sent to the Insane Asylum
yesterday, from Sauvle's Island, pre
sented a most piteous appearance.
She is apparently quite young, and in
stead of enjoying her girlhood in a ra
tional manner, is a mother and a Iran
na tie lunatic. Her weakness is snch
that she cannot stand alone : vet.
when her attendants attempted to put
ber into a carriage, she appeared to
divine ber desiinatioo, and resisted
with more than ordinary force. She
has an infant eight days old.
This afternoon, at two o'clock, tbe
railroad track along Fourth street was
completed, and tbe locomotive John
H. Couch, having on board W. L.
Halsey, Vice President of the road,
Geo. W. Weidler and Capt. Turnbull,
passed over the Fourth-street bridge.
Tbe locomotive, when she reached the
middle of tbe structure, blew her
whistle and passed on to the end of
the bridge, where she stopped to take
on board Ben Holladay, President of
the road, and ex-Senator Geo. II. Wil
liams, and then proceeded to tbe end
of the track, some two miles distant.
Returning, tbe whole party crossed on
the locomotive. Tbe trip demonstrat
ed tbat the Fourth-street bridge, not-
ith8tandiog its great beightb, is one
of the best built and most substantial
railroad structures to be found on any
road, la crossiog with the heavy lo
comotive tbe structure remained per
fectly solid not giving or swaying .a
tbe slightest degree. A large number
witnessed the event.
The Postmaster General, under the
provisions of the postal treaty be
tween England and the United States,
designated the Portland office as one
of the offices to issue money orders on
Post Office in Great Britain.
The Mountaineer learns tbat tbe
party cf naturalist from Yale College,
wbo are on their way across tbe con
tinent to' visit tbe John Day Valley,
have just been beard from by private
letter from Fort Bridger. They ex
pect to be in Canyon City about the
first of October and commence, in com
pany with the Rev. Mr. Coadoo, the
examination of his special field to The
Dalles. Tbe company number twelve
and are under the direction of Prof.
Marsh of Yale College.
Hon. D. S. Moore, late President cf
the Territorial Council of Idaho, died
at Silver City, on the 5th inst.
Tbe proprietors of tbe Dalles Lum
ber Manufacturing company have de
termined to rebuild their factory npon
tbe old site and work will be com
menced next week.
Tbe Union says :
Tbe first case of smtll-foi has end
ed by the recovery of the patient, and
his removsl to bis home on Birch
Creek. The case of Robt. Moody ter
minated fatally, on Monday night.
There are no other cases, nor have
there been. Nor is there any pros
pect of more. - Our friends in the
country need not fear to come to town.
From Mr. Jos. Wolfstein who- has
been at Belleville during tte summer
with a stotk of goods, we gather a
few items of interest in relation to
that country. At Union Flat and
Forks of Palouse, there are eighty
three settlers, and more coming, and
11 delighted with their location.
Samples of wheat and oats, raised on
new ground, first crop, were shown us,
which look very fiae. Tbe yield is re
ported of wheat, at from 60 to 65
bushels to tbe acre ; oats, 70 to 75
bushels to the acre, with straw six
feet high, and other grain in propor
tion. The saw mill of Messrs. Perkins,
Reynolds k Hollins worth, at Palouse
Forks, commeoced running last Tues
day, the 12tb of September on a fine
quality of timber. Belleville 1 situ
ated at the Fork of Palouse, forty
two miles north of Snake river, which
is crossed at Angel's Ferry, over a
good wagon road. This country needs
surveying at once.
From tbe Trantcript we learn tbat
the Northern Pacific Railroad Compa
ny have commenced to examine their
lands, to ascertain their quality and
prepare tbem for sale and settlement.
Mr. E. Meeker has been ordered on an
examining crnlse in - Pierce county,
and left this place oa Tuesday to dis
charge tbat duty. Five other parties
are doing the same work south of thia
Hotels ia Washimoto. Washing
ton is said not to be a first class city
for hotels, and we understand from oar
Eastern exchanges' that four out of
seven principal hotels there have given
up. Willard'a baa closed, it i said, '
forever. Tbe Metropolitan has changed
hand ; tbe former proprietor failed to
respond financially, and tbe furniture
is to be sold. The Seaton House furni
ture has beea sold and the building ia
to o pst to other nses. Another Mi
tel, it ia reported, ia about to go on-,
der. Tbe absence of tbe President
and Cabinet bat in a measure brought
about this result, for the reason that
person having business with tbem,
including many seekers for official pe
tition, have directed their steps else
where daring tbe past Bummer.
The City and County.
Nabrow Escapr. Mr. VrH,m informs
us that there ia a terriGo lire raging ia the
Cascade mouaiain, between fvlrerUm and
Cedar Camp. He states tbat Air. JuLu
Hicks was bringing out a load of shingles
on Saturday last, and while attempting to
pau through where the timber wa burning
hi horses, paaie-strieken, stopped where
the heat wa most intense, and refaaed to
proceed farther ; Mr. Hick aaecneded la
separating hi horse fleas the wagon, bant
ing his hands badly ia the operation. The
wagon and shingle war entirely destroyed.
Plaits ad SpwclPvcATtoint. We saw the
plan and specifications yesterday of the
light house keeper's dwelling, which i to
be erected thia Fall at Cape Fonlweather,
near Yaqulna Bay." The nouae a doable
one -when finished, will be handsome, com
modious and substantial, and is almost
enongh to satisfy any one that it would be
a pleasure to All the office of keeper with
snch a bouse to live ia. Tke light house will
be constructed with brisk, having a solid
stone and cement foaodafAun.
Sersatioxai & ahert time since the
Enlcrpri$ gave sredeno to a report tbat a
man named Phoney, a resident of that elty,
had been kOM, wMt working oa tbe rail
road. It appear tbe nan has a family re-'
siding at that place, and we learn the wife,
not earing any too much for hi welfare,
married another man. Imagine the horror
of the happy couple at his return home on
Sunday last. W presume- an " equitable
adjustment" was made of the. matter, as the
man, Pbeney, was seen in this place last
evening looking none the worse over tbe
New Hose Comfast. There is a rumor
afloat to the effect that a new Hose Com
pany is to be organised for the porposo of
bringing the water ia street mains into
requisition by mean of hydrant. There
are two such companies in Oregon City, and
are said to be vastly superior to the fire
engine. There is an excellent show to
organise such a company here at present,
and we hope to reeord the fact that such a
move is made at a very early day.
.Yisitobs. Salem is literally full and
running over with strangers, many of whom
are gentlemen of distinguished legal abil
ity wbo are her attending Court. They
appear to be a very civil set, and as Court
will lie in session for several weeks, their
presence can be relied on. We are glad
they are here, at mischief-makers seem to
be at a discount. We expect to hear of
Portland getting on a huge drunk.
Good School. The public school st
Dallas began its Fall term on the 11th inst.
with aa excellent corps of teachers. M. M.
Oglesby is Principal, and is assisted by Mia
Ida Witlen and Miss Amelia Scriber. Both
of these ladies are graduate of Willamette
University, and are highly competent to fill
positions as teachers.
Cob!ieb Stoxe. On yesterday afternoon
Father Waller, in company with other
clergymen, took a trip to the quarry in
South Salem for the purpose of selecting tbe
corner stone for the new M. E. Chnrch.
We understand that it will be about a week
before it can bo fashioned and made ready
for its place of rest.
Gbaide Robds Acexct. Mr. Rinehart,
who has charge of thisAgency, was over
yesterday and reports everything in a fine
condition npon bis charge. Since the survey
the Indians are locating and making pre
parations for th coming winter.
Sr.mors Accident. Mr. Human, of Dal
las, wa in town yesterday and Informed as
that a man named McCueao, while at work
about a thrashing machine, had hia leg
caught ia some of its machinery and torn
from hi body. Mr. N. did not knew any
of th paxtioaUars.
Ma Rants. At the Congregational Par
sonage in Oregon City, September 5th,
1871, by the Rev. E. Gerry, Hon. Peter
Paquet, met ber of th Oregon Legislature,
to Mia Sarah E. Hamilton, both of Cano
tnah, Clackamas county, Oregoa.
Ooxa To Pobtlaxb. Mir Schwatka ha
gone to Portland for new goods ia the mil
linery line, and may be expected back in a
few dsya with a good assortment, at reason
Masoxic. Special meeting of Pacific
Lodge, F. A A. M., this evening, at 7:30
p. M. Work on F. C. Degree. Visiting
and sojourning brethren cordially invited to
attend. Bv order of the Committee.
Recoveries. We learn that the .little
boy who had his arm torn off at tbe saw
mills, is doing well, and strong hopes arc
now entertained of hi recovery. Little
Georgia has many sympathizing friends in
this hour of affliction.
Died. Ia Olympia, W. T., oa the 9th of
September, 1871, Mrs. Martha Brothers,
wife of Samuel T. Brothers, aged 24 years
and 6 months.
Al. Croasman arrived from San Francisco
last evening with a largo stock of furnish
ing goods. He says he can fit anybody
with anything in that line. , Hia ad. will
appear ia due time.
Arr-LES. A large sack full of this fruit
was left in our office yesterday by our ven
erable and much esteemed friend, David
Newson, for which he will please accept
Retubxed. We are glad to see Myer
Hirach in Salem once more. May bis shadow
never grow less.
G. A. R. Regular meeting Russell Post
No. 3, this (Wednesday) evening at 7)
Market Report. Price
day, $1 li; Flour, ti'i.
f wheat to
From Tinnday'i Daily.
Sewer. The Commercial Hotel Com
pany are constructing a sewer to carry the
water and waste matter from the kitchen to
the drain. This is tbe best more that ha
been made for some time ; the example is
worthy or imitation, and we hope to see
more of this work. It is a fact patent to
all that the greatest needs of oar city at
the present Is a complete system of sewers,
whereby the filth may be conveyed where it
will aot be obnoxious. - At n very small ex
pesse the river could be made the recepta
cle of tbe greater part of the refuse matter
which is aeeaaralating rapidly and already
becominr anile offensive. We hope the
city fathers will eon.iler tbe matter and
devise some plan whereby this much
sired result can be brought about.
The Schools. Never in our city has the
public schools been better attended or In
mora flourishing condition at this season of
tbe year. Tbe daily attendance amounts
to over three hundred pupils, and this
number will ba greatly increased after th
State Fair, when a more lengthy notice
will be given. Th buildings ar in good
repair except the central building, the win
doer of which need immediate attention
by those wbo hsv 'charge of it. Tbe
name sf tbat - teachers and . number of
cholar ander their care, are a follows:
East Balem, . Prof. James, , 43 . scholars;
Miss Gallagher, 57; Central School, Mis
Robinson, 54: Miss Patton, 66: South
Salem, P. H. Crooke, 52; North Salem, Mr.
psr tornb aliTcr
- EmflRASTS. Mr.' Jooe, teal esU'
agent, leaning that some emigrant in
eamped about a mil east of town drov ot
yesterday morning to eanetlB where the (
were from, ad whether T aot they intend.,
ri making their hesa ia the' Wilantet ,
Vailsy. He found bat two, faatUwa. ant ,
twenty that eroaaed tbe plains together, ti
res t having stopped east of the mountains
They are from Delaware, Ohio, and eroase
th plain on what is known as the Barlo
rout. Orain and grass they found plant)
ps the healthy condition of their anim:
would indicate their intention is to fin -homes
in this valley.
IMPB0VEHBTT8.-Salem is steadily incra"
ing both in growth and prosperity. On
ward and upward seams to bethe watcb
word of ber people. Houses, neat ant
handsome, are being erooted in many part -of
tbe city, thereby giving room for addi
tional population. Surely we should no
Callud. Col. C W. Crocker made -,
brief call at this offlee yesterday afternoon .
Col. C. was formerly proprietor of tbe San
Francisco runes and latterly of the "Call"
He came en board tbe Aj-x, and after -few
days of respite, will again mount tbe tn
pod and assume the duties of associato edi
tor of the Bulletin at, Portland. - , -
SrAirrKDE. Everybody. nuc a -gran
rush yesterday to sen. the new,; good . . '
Murphy A Cruasman. Al had just returnee
from San Francisco with an excellent stock.
He is beginning to know just what the peo
ple of Salem need.
Yaquira Bat. Mr. J. Thompson, juf,
from the Bay says, that two schooners ar .
rrived at that port, one on Sunday, an-f
tbe other on Monday, loaded with materU 1
for the $00,000" light boos to be erected I
Cape Foal weather.
Married. At St. Pauls Church, in this .
city, September 20th, by Rot. John Sell
wood,. N. B. Knight, Esq., to Miss Sarah
U. Miller, both of this city.
New Goods. Mr. C. P. Terrell is now
in San Francisco purchasing a new stock.
Some of his goods have already arrived
and for sale at reasonable prices.
The Work Goes ox. To-day will finish
tbe laying of water mains on Commercial
street as fans Ferry. The pipes are strung
along Liberty street and will be placed in
position in a few days.
Wheat was selling yesterday at $1 15
Flour $4 75 per barrel.
Straw. We notice that several persons
are hauling straw from the grainfielda near
by, for which they realise from three to
four doIHrs a load, delivered in the eity.
From Friday JMH.
Assistaxce to Ebigrabts. Persons de
sirous of moving from vn country to an
other' are sometime deterred from so doing
on account of not having sufficient knowl
edge of the country as to enable them to
make a judicious (election of homes. En
tering a strange land they do not ieel them
selves competent guides f location that
are both healthy and valuable, and if when
acting upon their own judgment they suc
ceed, it is as much a matter of chance as
any thing else. Sometimes it becomes
necessary for our best farmers to change
countries whereby more healthy climate
may be realized, or some other interest may
be enhanced ; to this end they need the ad
vice and opinions oi those familiar with the
country and its surroundings. Oar Real
Estate Agents should ba the individuals
from whom all necessary information could
be derived. It is tbe duty of snch an agent,
not only to keep a few houses for sale or
rent, but bis business should lead him to
gain a complete knowledge of all the coun
try aronnd where he may be located ; to
keep a record Of not only the lands he msy
hare for sale, but of all others that are for
sale, whether in tbe hands of agents or not,
lie should be so conversant with the coun
try as to be able to give any information
concerning the quality of land, it value,
end whatever advantages or disadvantage
it msy possess. In fact he should be thor
oughly posted ia every particular. This
being th ease a stranger need only consult
an ageut, and under such circumstances his
information could be relied on. We are
glad to see such aa interest manifested to
ward persons from abroad seeking homes in
Salem or in the country adjacent. Let our
agent be quick in the discbarge of their
duties, and tbe time will soon come when
to leave home will not be so difficult a task.
Street Obstrittioxs. ior several days
our attention has been called to the fact
that water mains are lying .on tup of tbe
ground, along State street. Wa presume
that if a horso should break his leg, or a
team should run awsy and smash, up things
generally, somebody would be responsible.
Why it is necessary to lay the pipe along a
street so long before it can be placed under
ground we cannot understand.
Uetl-bred. Mr. Cooper, ot Spring Val
ley, has just returned from a visit to bis
old home in Missouri. He says the people
of tbat State, and also Kansas, are crasy
with excitement about Oregon. He is con
fident in tbe belief tbat our population will
be increased this year more than any year
Good Pbick. Farmers appear to be the
happiest set of tellow ia. the country.
Good prices for wheat causes many a face .
to wear a pleasant smile. We learn tbat
some have not yet sold ; in all probabilities
they will wait till next year and then sell
for still less. Such persons should learn to
"press" a good thing when they get it.
Miss Axthoxt's Gospel. This gospel,
in tho brief space of two or three waeks,
has cost tbe people of Salem, Oregon City,
Portland and Dalle City a sum not much
short of five thousand dollars. We object
on the ground that it is too expensive.
New Bcildiro. Charles Bowker in
forms us that the last brick of Gray's
building wss laid last evening.' This build
ing when completed will be a credit to the
Wixdt. Yesterday -Solus must have
turned. loose all his little wind gods and big
ones too. A considerable less wind and a
little more rain would suit just as well.
No Frost. Mr. C. Geer, a resident of
th Waldo Hills, informs as that there have
beea no frost to destroy vegetables of any
kind this year in hia neighborhood.
The price f wheat to-day is $1 10 cents
There are messages in the Telegraph of
fice for James Eoff and John D. Coughlin.
R i six ess. Thirty tons of flour leave the
Salem Mills daily.
During a steam voysge on a sudden
stoppage of the machinery, eonsidera
ble alarm took place among tbe female
" What is tbe matter T What is the
matter T For heaven lake tell me the
worst 1" exclaimed one mora anxious
thsn tbe rest.
After' a short pause a hoarse voice
replied, " Nothing madam, noth
ing. Only th bottom of th vessel
and the top of tbe earth have stuck to
gether." Women do not talk more than men.
They're listened to more, that is all.
.. - SibicrlptloM Dae.
Quite a anmber af Weekly snbeeribers
are still owing for their aboriptioa for
th prsesnt year, which, with ataayef them
is drawing U a' etoee. If not paid la th
first six. months lhy owe three dollar, bet
ii they od th sabacriptian prk ooe,
they eaa still have it at the advance rate,
12-50. This season of the year is a dull
time for collections, aad if Toe have aot
yet paid ap ft yewr pa parr yea wfll eoafer
a grant favesr by doing an immediately.
JSn man needs ready eaah aaor than he
who publishes a newspaper, aad has eash
to pay down for evoryiktsf. -
' TeaAT, Sept. 19.
John New so aa, appellant, v. J N Green
wood, respondent ; deeisioa of Const below
reversed ) MoArthar Jadge.'
Delia B Lewis,' respondeat, vs. David R
Lewis, appellant ; decision ef Cewrt beiew
affirmed Upton, Jadge. '
R H Moore, respondent, V. Thn Floyd
et al. appellants ; JnowaBt emvwasad and
new trial granted ; Thayer. Jndgn. .
WtJNrsaant, Sept.. 20.
State of Oregon, respeodant, va. Dough
erty, et. al., appellant. Caan argued and
State of Oregon, respondent, vs. Robt.
Wiley, appellant. Case argued and sub
mitted. . v '
Tbcbsdat, Sept. 21.
Tbe following cases were argued and
submitted : ''
State of Oregon, respondents' vs. James
Charles Jell, administrator, appellant, vs.
Multnomah county, respondent. '
Edward Carrey, respondeat, vs. Chas.
Judgment em Denarrer,
Murphy I Cross man, 1
John Dow, et al. )
- Defsudatit demarrs to Ut assumptions
in plaintiffs' declaration, and allege ab
sence of proof to support tbe same. Held
tbat il being a fact of general notoriety
thai tbe stock of Clothing, Hat and Furn
ishing Goods just received from San Fran
cisco, and now displayed at tbe store of
said Murphy A Croasman," in tbe Bank
Building, corner of Commercial and Stat
streets, is unquestionably tbe best ever of
fered to the people of Salem, and further
proof is deemed unnecessary, th facts ba
ng already known to tna Court. Jemumr
This settles tbe question as to where men
of sense should buy tbeir sloth.
combercial botel Tcbsdat.
P Kuoey, Albany,
Tbo Newman, Dallas,
J Bra'tsbaw, do,
MUs Bradshaw, do,
J A Ilea,
Con Leary, Reburg,
B F Shaw, Howell's
J C Fox, Portland,
Wm C Mills, Dallas,
A Allen, Albany,
Arthur Brady, do,
W H Powell,
A Harvey, Illinois,
G T Miller,
Nicholas Bosses, -
B Killin, Portland,
E C Bronaugb, do,
Tho L Stark, do,
Wm Alien, do,
O P Mason, do,
R Catiio, do,
Jack Uanner, do,
D R Bushey, Cal'a,
Bernard Levy, San F,
C F Newberu.do,
A Merchant, do.
M J Danforth, Md,
J O Goodhue, Salem,
1) U Bice, do,
A B Croasman, do,
II ' L Tichnor, Fort
J yman, St Louis,
Jas Boland, Victoria, M 8 Culver, Jefferson.
cobhebcial hotel wepxesdav.
Wm Snyder, Iowa Patrick Frrrell, Eran
A Allen, Albany ei Kelly. John Mr
J Lewis, J M Senet, Canny, M C Brown,
Uiis L Singleton,
P Kady, W Baldwin,
A U ay don,
J U Steads, San Fran
cisco A Bcasen, Des
W P Larkin,
A B Babcock, Capt
Geo Ranssy, Jas
Force, Grand Ronde J. Thompson,
COMBEBCTAL HOTEL THURSDAY.
S Smith, Corvallis, F X May, do,
R S Strahan, do, P H Rifle, gilverton,
W P Harris, Portland Wm Snider, Seio,
M D Waller, do, Hon A H Smyth, M i,
Francis Porter, do, H W .Stoat, Seio.
H McLeod, Wis, W M Watson. Wis.
L Nuolea, do, George William, do,
A H Sheppield, do, D Thompson, Albany,
A "rotato Eace'Mn Kew Hampshire
A correspondent of the Boston .4sf
vertittr writes from East Wilton, N. H.,
tbat out-door athletic exercise are tbe
fashion, and one of the novelties is the
potato race, which is thus described:
- A very curious trial of speed and
strength it is. Three lines of potatoes
were laid. Each line i of fifty each
a yard from each other. Ot course
each line is forty-nine yards long. At
the end of each lloe i n basket, by
which at tbe start a contestant stands.
In this case there are three competi
tors. At the word "go," each one be
gins where he chooses oa his line to
pick np potatoes that ha may bring
tbem to tbe basket, lie must pick up
but one on each trip and turn to bring
it back into tbe basket. Your mathe
matical readers will sen that this in
volve 7,350 feet of running, with
ucb deductions as may be made for an
outstretched arm, when one comes to
hi basket; and, with tho serious ad
dition of two.turns for every potato,
or one hundred turns in all.
Three spirited contestants entered,
and one of them, named "Thrasher,"
distinguished here as "having won' a
tub race in the last sports, which were
acquatic, performed the feat in a little
more than nine minutes. If yon have
ever any occasion to try, let me tell
you tbat tbe scientific performance ia
to take your long runs first, when
your wind is good. When you want
to regain your breath, tak yoar short
runs, which involve the delay of turn
ing, but are easier for breathing. You
see how good the time wss for a mile
and a half.
The greatest man ia he wbo chooses,
tbe right with invincible resolution ;
who resists the sorest temptations from
within and without ; who bears the
heaviest burdeos cheerfnlly ; who is
the calmest in atorms, and whose reli
ance on truth, oa virtue, on God, is
the most unfaltering.
Tbe reigning belle al Saratoga is re
ported to have fire huge trunks, two
French maids, a hired young lady
companioo, two pet canaries, a pair of
pooies and a nobby phaeton, and a
shabby, sore-eyed poodle.
The road that ambition travels is too
narrow, for 'friendship ; too crooked
for love ; toe ragged for hoasety and
too dark for conscience. ...
f- ' . ' .
Tbe bay crop must be-a fallare in
Laeoai. N. H., for the local journal
says tbst "grasshoppers hive got lame
try tag to bop from one Blase to an
Anvict to Fabbsbi. Thrash your
corn as much as yon think nee eatery,
but doa't pull its ears en that's bru
It Is stated that tbe weddlng-riug
used at the weddina of Misa Swan, the
Nova Scotia giante,V wa about the
site of a-muffin-ringr
The Chinese plantation laborers in
Louisiana take warm bathe twice a
day. It must be very cooling in hot
If you want to eat just sach a pud
ding as your mother made when yon
were a boy, you must somehow revive
a boy 'a appetite and palate.
A pin, carlessly dropped in the
loom by a female operative, spoiled
seven hundred yards of. cloth ia one
of the mills of Lawrence, one day re
cently. Of 36,800 pnpili ip tho New York
public schools wba have been vacci
nated', not one, it is said, ha taken tbe
.' Tbe preaching of tbe word in ome
place u like the planting, of wood,
where, tbongb no profit is received for
twenty year together, it cornea afterward.-
What a world of gossip would be
prevented if it wa only remembered
that a person wbo tell you of the
faults of others intends to tell others
of your fault.