The Coast mail. (Marshfield, Or.) 187?-1902, April 03, 1880, Image 1

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Tlio Coast Mail.
The Coast Mail.
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COAST
MAIL.
DEVOTED TO
KVKKY SATURDAY MORNINO
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WEBSTER, HACKER & LOCKHART,
Morshflold, Coon Co., Or.
Terms, In Advnnco.
THE INTERESTS OF SOUTH
ERN OREGON ALWAYS
FOREMOST.
Ono year $2 50
.Six ItlOlllllM -
Throe months
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The Development of our Mines, tho
Improvement our harbors, and rail
road communication with tho Interior,
specialities.
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OFFICIAL VAVl'M OF COOS CO.
Vol. 2.
MA-RSHFIELX), OR., SATUEDAY, APEIL 3, 1880.
NO. 4z.
1 rfal. Wm vlLIjumJjmjlBU&CJBrki lit
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY,
Male of Oregon.
(lovornor, W. W. Thayer
Secretary of Slnto, It. I. Karhart
Treasurer, H. Hursh
Hupt. l'ulilic SoIiuoIh, J. L. Powell
2d Judicial Dhlricl.
Judge, J. F. Watson
District Attornoy, 8. II. Hazard
Coo County.
County Judge,
Commissioners,
Khoriir
J. II. Nosier
iJohn Konyon
It. C. Dement
A. a. Aiken
Alex. Statin
I). Morse, Jr
Clerk,
Treasurer,
Assessor,
Hehool Superintendent,
Coroner,
John Lano
J. F. Mooro
T.O.Mackoy
Curry County.
County Judge, Dolus Woodruir
Commissioners.
5 1'. Hughes
(J.A.Couloy
A. II. Mooro
Walter Sutton
A. M. Gillespie
M. H. Gibson
TIioh. Cunningham
Sheriff,
Clerk,
Hchool Sunt.,
Treasurer,
Coroner,
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I.ucUy Orrgou Iloj'n.
Iohenrof Oregon boys meeting
with good fortuno is something that
docs 11 person good, and brings pleas
ure oven though the fortunate ones
bo strangers. The Shioillin brollu
cth, of Jacksonville, concluding to
Htnrtout in tlio world in search of n
fortune, Relucted Arizona ua their
fwld. Thoy went to the mining re
gion near Tucson and located n
rhiiiu. They lind no experience
whatever, but selected the spot moro
because it was vacant than anything
olso and went to work. Old miners
passed the claim day by day smiled
to themselves, thinking the two boys
were wasting their time and labor as
I hey wouldn't make a strike on
that claim if they went down ten
thousand feet. The boys worked
away day after day and night found
them in the same kind of dirt. This
went on for two weeks and the boys
began to grow weary and discour
nged. As they were about to aban.
don tlio claim when the pick struck
a solid mass which, upon examina
tion, proved to bo u lead. Speci
mens were picked up and taken to the
"camp" or headquarters of the min
ers where all assembled were set wild
by its richness. The boys were over
joyed by this news and went to work
in a methodical manner, opened tlio
mine and took out almost tons of
gold. On the J 3th inst. thoy sold
their mine, which the miners had
named The Tombstone beforo the
boys struck ore, to Corbin Urothcis,
the DisBton party of Philadelphia
and Messrs. Simmons and Squire of
Boston, receiving in twenty dollar
gold pieces the sum of $2,000,000,
which was a very good clean up for
our Oregon boys. Telegram.
Another Cremation.
Tlio body of Dr. Iluhn, who died on
March 8th, in New York, of erysipelas
of tlio face, aged 10 years, arrived in
Wellington nt 7 I'. M on tho 9th, and
was immediately convoyed to the cre
matory. It was accompanied by A.
Kaufman, fathor-iii-law of the de
ceased, and Dr. Hnppul,a friend. Tlio
corpse, in a plain iron casket, was
carried into the receiving room of the
furnace. Tlio collin wm opened, tlio
body lifted out and placed in tlio crib
covered with a sheet saturated with
nlum. There woro no services what
ever. Before placi lg it on the fur
nace, Mr. Harding said: "Uncovor
the fnceof the corpno." It appeared
slightly swollen and somowhat discol
ored, and was covered with a Bhort
black beard. At 8 o'clock the body
was carried into tlio retort room by
four men, and shoved in head foromost
The door was placed on and secured.
A slight odor as of burning hair per
vaded tlio vicinity of the furnaco for
n few minutes, but nothing was por
ocptibln in the reception room or out
side of tlio building. In twenty min
utes tlio sheet began to expund, and
tlio bones of tlio feet could bo seen,
devoid of flesh. A sizzing noise was
hoard for a short limo but soon ceased
At tlio end of an hour the friends left
for the hotel, perfectly satisfied, uud
Mr Kaufman expressed himself ns
wishing his body disposed of in tho
samo way. Ho related a story whilo
in tliu building, to tlio oh"oot that Dr.
Halm and hiniholf had a conversation
regarding cremation a short time pro
vious to Halm's death, uud each bound
himself that tho other should bo cre
mated when death occurred,
Tiik loss by flro on tho steamer
City of Hydnoy, San Francisco, is
about $20,000 on tho vessel uud cargo.
W1UTTKN KOU TIIH COAST MAIL.
HISTORICALSKETCHES
Or Oregon Nou thorn Coax.
NUMIlEtt xn.
JOUIINAL OP L. L. WILLIAMS CONTIN
UKI FKOM LAST WEEK.
Wo sol out and in one or two miles
Cftmo upon old And. well beaten In
dian trail, loading from Iloguo river
on tho right, directly across our route
in a courso about NNW. T'Vault ac
counted for this by explaining to tho
men " that tho Hudson Bay Company
had a fort or trading post on tho
Umpqua river, 40 or CO miles back
from tho ocean ; that there was n
good trail leading from that fort south
through the mountains to Iloguc riv
er, and that tho Indians from tho lat"
tor place passed over tho trails in
great numbers ' upon their Annua'
trading expeditions to the fort; there
fore this must bo tho Iloguo rivor and
Fort Umpqua trail." This theory
sounded reasonable, and as we had
traveled northward sinco leaving tho
Coast, tho distanco was thought by
him to not exceed thirty miles; and
upon his suggestion, wo all agreed
that relief could bo obtained from tho
fort sooner than any olhor place. So
weJontorcd upon tho trail and turned
our faces northward. Th trail was
plain, yet did not appear to have been
traveled for a year or two past. In a
couplo of days wo had mado about
twenty-fivo miles, over a very rough
country, whon wo descended a long
spur of thn mountain to a narrow val
ley of prairie and limbered land, al
ternating through which a stream of
sovciity-Ilvo or eighty foot in width
was flowing northwesterly, which the
captain at once pronounced to bo tho
South Umpqua, but after following
down stream lor a short distanco, wo
all became satisfied that it was some
unknown river running into tho
ocean. (This stream was afterwards
called tho South Fork of tho Coquille
river.) Hero we found an abundanco
of frosh Indian signs, and numer
ous hard beaten trails and an old
camp ; a now fishery nearby indicated
that this was a favorito resort for
hunting and fishing purposes, The
second day upon this stream, I struck
out in advance after game. Halting
by a tree at tho margin of a wido bot
tom of prairio laud, I discovered an
Indian walking obliquely across my
path. Whon about -10 yards in front
I jumped out in sight, determined to
kill him if ho should run, as I expect
ed ho would ; but tho poor frightened
follow, upon seeing mo, dropped his
bow and arrows, and surrendered un
conditionally. He followed mn until
wo met tho company, and T'Vault
conversed with him by signs, and took
an unusual interest in him, and en
gaged him to pilot us ovor to Fort
Umpqua, and it appeared to all as if
ho understood our object. Wo folt
as if tho routo to tho fort should bo
about north ; whilo by following tho
Indian trails along tho river, we ap
peared to bo going west or northwest.
Aftor traveling down a day further,
wo wero pleased to find that the In
dian guido was ready to leave tho riv
er and pursuo a moro northorly courso
into tlio burnt timbered mountains.
At a distanco of about twelve miles
ovor a rough country, wo found our
solvcs upon anothor stream, 05 or 70
feet in width, running west, with bot
tom lands, oik signs and well boaten
Indian trails along its banks. (This
was aftorward called tho Middle Fork,
ana we must navo struct at or near
tho lower end of Enchanted prairio.)
Wo followed down this stream sover
al miles, passing a small prairio near
whoro it united with a similar stream
from tho south, probably tho ono
notod a few miles back. Wo passed
sevoral Indian ranches in this vicinity
from which tho inmates fled in groat
fright; sometimes leaving an old
blind Indian or squaw to the awful
fato which thoy no doubt thought
awaited them. At ono camp wo ob
tained a small lot of roasted oamas,
and finally wo camo upon a largo
camp. Tho Indians wero so intent
upon cooking rahnon by boiling in a
willow basket, that thoy did not per
ceivo us until wo wero within a few
feet of thorn. All at once tho naked
Indians, squaws and papooses fled in
every direction, whilo ono or two lit
tU ones, too small to wulk, wero loft
to our tender inoroy. Their cries
made daylight hideous, and whioh no
doubt convoyed tho welcome intolli
goneo to their muoh torrifiod mothors
that thoy woro still in the land of tho
living. Tho boiled salmon that had
boon so unceremoniously desortod
wus taken possession of by us and
greedily eaten ;?tho water in which it
hud boon cooked was dealt out in ra
tions to tho woakoit of tho party, and
was pronounced tho most dolicato
kind of soup. At about this timo our
Indian guido deserted us, and as is
usually tho caso stealing as many lit
tlo articles as was possible
Although a small amount of food
had been obtained, yet it was but lit
tle roliof to us in our weak condition.
Elk signs appeared abundant in the
vicinity of tho river, and somo of us
woro anxious to stop a day or two, and
try to sccuro a supply for futuro use.
I) tit the majority decided that it was
best to abandon our horses, and wit'.i
tho aid of a pockot compass, lay our
courso north for tho Umpqqa river;
which according to 1" Vault's theory
could not bo very far distant. This
theory, bowover, of a trail leading to
tho fort was pretty much abandoned
by him by this time. Hcdden, Bush
and myself desired to lay by a few
days to recruit ourselves and got
sotoo game; but this proposition was,
as it had been beforo, by tho mistaken
argument v that game could bo an
readily found and as easily killed
while traveling as could bo done from
a stationary camp.
The compass was given to me, and
our courso laid duo teorth. After trav
eling ibout four miles, we camo to a
deep tide water stream about twenty
yards in width, running southwest,
and which was found to unite with
tho main river a few yards below.
(This waa afterward called tho North
Fork, and wo wero now at tho "Forks")
This stream could not bo easily cross
ed, so we followed up a short distanco,
when the captain gave out, declaring
that it was impossible for him to go
any further. Resting a while I killed
a pheasant, and Mr. Dougherty kill
ed a grey squirrel, which where read
ily eaten raw, as usual. This kind of
diet, together with the daily tighten
ing up of our bolts, was great relief
but did not strengthen us much.
Soon afterwards, while yet undecid
ed what was best for us to do, wo
beard tho sound of canoo paddles be
low, and soon three canoo loads of
Indians came up, wero hailed by us.
and came ashore. They had no meat ;
were armed with bows and arrows,
and on their way up tho river, on a
hunting or fishing excursion.
A consultation was again had, and
wo were fully satisfied from tho tide
marks that the stream was navigablo
from this point to tho ocean. The
Indians wero hostile of course, and
very much to bo dreaded. The most
of our party wero in favor of continu
ing northward; but as T'Vault was
unable to travel, and many others
equally as weak, a different course
was fixed upon. That was to go down
tho river in canoes to tho Coast. Sev
eral of us contending that as the In
dians wero very numerous and hostile,
that wo had better buy a canoo, and
havo it under our own control and
guidance ; but as all hands wero so
weak and so far reduced, that it waB
finally decided that wo would hire
the Indians to tako us to the mouth
of tho river. Wo gavo them pretty
much all tho clothing we had left for
their services, and much moro than
whould havo boon required to pur
chase a canoo outright. Wo were not
well dressed for a mountain trip when
wo loft Port Orford, and all our cloth
ing was protty much worn out; in
fact, was almost completely torn
from us. After paying tho Indians
wo had but little loft.
(To be continued")
A dispatch from San Francisco
dated March 22d, says : Another
brcezo has been raised in tho city
and county treasurer's office by tho
finance committco of tho board of
supervisors, instructing tho expert
of tho board Solon Puttee to count the
monoy in tho vaults of tho treasury
pices by piece. The proceeding is
regarded by the treasurer and may
or, auditor and attornoy, with whom
tho treasurer has consulted, as high
handed and without authority of
law. Puttee omployed as his assist
ants Messers. Hunt, Stewart, and
Nowcll. As a precautionary meas
ure,' tho auditor sent his chief to
watch tho conduct of tho exports.
At half past 2 o'clock this afternoon,
tho city and county attorney advised
tho mayor, auditor and county judgo
to tako chargo of tho count, Tlio
mayor and auditor went to tho treas
urer's offico shortly beforo 3 o'clock
to oversco tho counting, as tho law
authorizes thorn to do tho counting
of tho monoys of tho treasury and
authorizes no ono olso.
A Maine man, who didn't caro
two shakes of a lamb's tail about tho
newspapers, rodo fourteen miles
through a fierco snow-storm to get a
copy of a weekly that spoko of him
us a "proimnont citizou."
A C'lain(or)In(jr Expedition.
This is a suggestive title, and would,
perhaps, lead tho reader to expect some
thing thrilling. Hut it is quito tho contrary,
and, not dealing in mysteries, wo announce
that it is nothing moro or less than 'a des
cription of nil expedition to tho clam flats,
of a party of Marshflclditcs, tho account
whereof being furnished us by a member of
tho party.
Our party was composed of five origin
ally of six, but tho iixness of ono reduced it
to flvo all equipped and armed for an ex
cumion to tho homo of that delicious mo
link known as tho clam, intending to com1
prise in tlio trip, a visit to tho ocean beach,
Kocky Point, the bar, and, in fact, all tho
numerous attraction: which abound in tho
lower boy.
Wo wcighod anchor (nautically speaking)
oliout 8 o'clock, a. m., and casting off, drop
pod silontly silently as five possibly could
down tho stream, out of sight of tho town,
tho thick fog concealing our movements.
(It should not bo inferred from this that wo
were eluding pursuit wo only wished to
proceed cautiously in order to surpriso the
clams). Not a breath of wind was stirring,
but, from our intimate knowledge of the
weather, wo wero not nt all uneasy of being
compelled to ply tho oars all day, as wo
wero confident of Micro being sufficient wind
to enable us to sail. Tho fog lent to all
things visiblo an almost supernatural
form ; rocks and trocs loomed up liko hugo
objects, and small waterfowl flew up at our
approach, having tho appearance, through
tho deceptive mist, of great, winged mon
stcrs, tho noisy flap of their wings echoing
across tho water and striking upon tho car
with a strange, harsh and unnatural sound.
Drifting slowly with tho tide, ns pleasure
and not speed, was our object, we passed
North Bend leisurely, and it must bo ad
mittcd, rather noisily, as tho steamer Juno,
which was passing, becoming alarmed at the
noise, came to tho rescue ; but on learning
tho c&uso of tho clamor, again steamed
away, gradually fading from view in tho
fog, tho monotonous thud of her propeller,
as it struck tho water, being tho only re
minder of her proximity.
Hounding tho point Iwlow North Bend,
wo suddenly emerged from tho fog. fio-
low us, miles away, stretched a clear sheet
of water not a ripple disturbing its placid
surface till it reached tho bold bluff marking
tho entrance to the bay and met tho ocean's
incoming swell ; on ono sido skirted the
low sandhills, glistening in tho sunlight liko
mounds of silver, on the other stretched the
belt of green timber, reaching to tho water's
edge, and extending so far as tho eyo could
roach. Bohind us lay tho fog one solid,
vapory mass, entirely shutting out from our
viow all beyond, as if a curtain of mist had
been stretched from shoro to shore. It
formed a strange contrast to tho brilliant
scene in front ; tho former representing the
present, and tho latter tho mysterious fu
turo of lifo, into tho dopths of which the
eye in vain endeavored to penetrate, but
the mystic veil dimmed our vision. All
imagiuablo shapes and forms could tho im
agination discern hovering above tho fleecy
vapor, reminding one of the strange and
wicrd talcs told of lands hidden in Utopian
wilds. Wo rested on our oars to admire
tho picturo, knowing that tho fantastic
forms would disappear, the chann of tho
sccno bo broken and our airy castles ruth
lessly shattered by tho brcezo which was even
now rattling at the gates of our citadels of
the mist, and threatening speedy destruc
tion to tho phantom fortresses and their
gallant defenders.
Tlio wind shortly afterward freshened,
and quickly spreading our canvass (what
littlo wo had) wo wero soon speeding rap
idly along. The wind was rising at a rate
which threatened to increase to a gale be
foro tho day was done, and by tho time wo
hail passed Kmpiro and landed at Esquire
Scngstackcu's place, (our destination) the
roughness of tho water had perceptibly in
creased. Landing on tho hard beach and
leaving our boat, a short walk across tho
sand brought us to tho ocean beach. Wo
stood by tho water's odgo, just out of roach
of tho swell, and watched tho lines of break
ers rise and fall;
"Tho billows float in order to tho shoro,
Tho wavo behind rolls on tho wave before,"
And they como tearing, tumbling and plung
ing, breaking into fragments of spray at our
foot, retreating with a lingering hiss of baf
fled rage at the failure of their attempt to
swoop away tho barriers which nature had
erected as an obstaclo to hurl them back
and restrain their daring impetuosity.
Rambling slowly alone, gathering shells
and flinging them into tho foam, wo shortly
stopped to admiro tho lighthouse and sur
roundings ; away to tho south stretched tho
reef which was to form the foundation for
tho wall of tho proposed harbor of refuge;
insido lay tho crescent-shaped harbor, in
which a fleet might rido at anchor with per
fect safety, and, in our minds wo could not
holp contrasting this with tho other points
along tho coast much to tho disparagomeat
of tho lattor.
Coming back to our boat, wo found that
the tide had rocoded and loft it high and
dry upon tho saud ; and after much tagging
and straining and getting rod in the faoo, we
succeeded in floating her. Tho mudflats
wero lieginning to show themselves, and
deeming that tho time for action had ar
ri cd, wo embarked, and soon tho keel of
our boat grated on tho flat whero wo wero
to procure our supply of clams. It being
now about noon, a sally was mado upon tho
lunch baskot, which, thanks to tho ladies',
was filled to tho brim with such delicacies
as only their superior skill in the culinary
art could invent. Fortune was decidedly
I showering ujkhi us plcosuro and success with
a lavish hand, for besides the roomy boat,
for which, by tho way, for tho use of, we
aro indebted to tho generosity of Captain
Dillon, of tho schooner Emma Utter, we
had a jolly crowd of ladies and gents, and
our situation was mado moro comfortable
(if such could bo) by tho discovery of a small
lake of steaming clam-soup, which was
undoubtly manufactured expressly for the
occasion by tho old god Neptune may he
never treat "land-lubbers" better. After
lunch wo prcparod for tho encounter with
tho clams.
Shouldering our shovels- clams aro dug
with shovels we started across the sand,
each anxious to gain tho victory over the
unsuspecting shell-fish. Wo walked some
distanco without seeing any "signs," till at
last ono of tho party shouted, "Whoop 1
hero wo aro 1" and running up, wo found
him standing over a small round holo in the
sand, in which hole, he most solemnly as
sured us, was tho coveted clam ; he had
seen tho animal's snout, but had been una
ble to secure tho possessor. Three shovels
immediately clashed together, and three
shovclsfull of sand were simultaneously
thrown upon tho beach, and after digging
to the depth of about two feet, some hard
substanco was encountered, and in another
moment a poor, small, weak, sickly-looking
clam, mutillatcd and smashed almost be
yond recognition, was brought to the sur
face. Wo feasted our eyes upon this vic
tim, which our desperate but unskilled ef
forts had reduced to such a pitiable plight,
wiped tho perspiration from our heated
brows, and inwardly rejoiced at the success
ful termination of our first attempt. Con
tinuing digging, we met with such excellent
success that we soon had obtained a large
number of clams. Thinking we were suffi
ciently supplied in this particular we again
mado sail, and skimming she short stretch
of intervening water we were soon at Rocky
Point, where tho boat was made secure, the
ladies landed, the necessary implements
taken out, and we started in search of rock
oysters. We met with very poor success in
this instance, as these oysters wero not very
abundant at this place, but we clambered
over tho rocks, examined toe numerous
caves and other attractions, and enjoyed
the occasion immensely. It was now grow
ing late, tho air was getting chilly, and it
was deemed advisablo to return, but the
wind continued to howl furiously and show
ed no signs of slackening, so we were com
pelled to await the turning of tho tide, the
abatement of the wind, and return homo by
tho light of the silvery moon.
Holding a cousultation we agreed to build
a tiro and roast somo clams, and returned to
tho boat for the purpose of obtaining some.
On our way back wo met Mr. Samuel An
derson, a jolly fisherman, who kindly ten
dered us tho use of his "cabin," which we
very gratefully accepted. We found his
"bachelor quarters" very comfortable, and
soon a warm fire waa glowing in the grate,
tho clams put in proper condition for cook
ing, and in an incredibly short time the
ladies had prepared a repast which would
have tempted Epicurus, had he been present,
to havo partaken thereof. With many a
careless joke and laugh we sat down to our
meal in this diminutive cottage by the sea,
occasionally looking out upon the seething
waters, which the wind had lashed into a
paroxism of rage, enjoying our hot cup of
coffco and tho excellent fried clams as well
as if wo were supping in tho elegant ban
quet hall of the most princely mansion in
tho land ; nor would wo havo exchanged
tho genial hospitality, good-natured voice
and smile of Mr. Samuel Anderson, for
wo would ask no better host or truer gen
tleman. Tho moon was shining brightly when we
left tho Point, and after making the usual
number of hairbredth escapes, wo reached
Empire City about 9 o'clock, and the pros
and cons being taken into consideration we
decided to lay over till morning, having
reaped moro than enough glory for ono day,
enough for ono night and havo a little left
to tako homo in tho morning.
Wo sent our advance guard over tho trail
tho next day to break the news of our safety
gently to our rejoicing friends ; the guard
arrived strangely dilapidated, they having
mado the quickest timo on record that
morning, as no others had passed over before
them.
Lost is the Mountains. Says the
Plaindealer ol tho 13th instant, Hon.
B. Herman, who returned from the
coast on Saturday last, gives an inter
csting account of an adventuro that
bofell him on his way homo, and which
contains an item of intorest for every
thoughtful wife who has tho personal
welfare of a migratory husband at
heart. It appoars that while Mr. Her.
man was in deep meditation his horso
took tho wrong trail, and boforo its
rider discovered tho mistake, had fol
lowed tho trail for several miles
through a denso mass of fallen timber
briery jungles and ovor torturous
creeks. Darkness had already set in
'ero Mr. Herman discovered that ho
following tho wrong trail, and it was
only by the precautionary forethought
of a dutiful wife, who had slipped a
candlo and matobosin hissaddlo-bags
that ho was saved tho horror of pass
ing a wretched and lonely night in
the mountain fastnossos, or perhaps
rescued from doath itself. By the.
light of tho candlo ho was enabled to
find his way back to tho right road
and to hospitable shelter for himself
and horso.
Sunscitiuufortho Mail.
Street Car Etiquette.
Tho etiquette of tho street car is
worthy of a place in the list of fino
arts ; a morning down town car pre
sents tbe appearance of a newspaper
folding machine. The gentlemen
passengers bold their papers at con
venient angles of vision, showing a
wide range of eye sight. As the car
gradually fills, tho journals are raised
and brought nearer to the faces of the
readers, until, when the last vacant
scat is occupied, they completely hide
the passengers, like a succession of
window shades drawn close. Then an
extraordinary quality of human vis
ion is developed. If the last comer,
for whom there was no seat is a cook,
or washerwoman, or an ugly sewing
girl, tbe shades remain close drawn,
and the intense application of the
journalistic readers is something won
derful to behold. Accidents, crimes,
politics, religion, suicides, divorces,
the markets, everything is devoured
with the relish of an epicure. No
man raisos his eyes or lowers his pa
per. But at the next crossing a pret
ty woman, dressed to the top of the
mode, trips lightly into the car, and
displays a well rounded arm as she
extends her hand to saize a strap.
Instantly all the eyes are raieed and
papers lowered. The gouty old fel
low who appeared to bo devoted to tbe
markets is the first to totter to his feet.
He stumbles over his neighbor in en
deavoring to attract the attention of
the coquettish looking beauty. His
eyo glass falls into the hay on the
floor, and the edd gentleman falls
back into his seat, loses his hat, and
displays a shining bald head, while
the young merchant, the old doctor,
and the middle aged lawyer, strug
gle for the honor of surrendering a
seat in exchange for a smile. from the
young lady. How did all these excel
lent fathers of a family observe the
entrance of the beautiful young la
dy? There are women who will dis
pute the fact just stated, and they
will relate experiences in flat contra
diction of it. But careful observation
of them will disclose defects in their
list of personal attractions, or faults
of toilet. It would be rash to assert
that no beautiful woman was ever
forced to depend upon a strr.p in a
street car between two rows of gentle
men devoted to newspapers. But the
rule is neverthess as stated.
There is a class of street car passen
gers of tho male sex who refuse to
give up their Beats on the ground of
high moral principle. They assert
with much warmth that tho com
pany is bound to provide every pas
senger with a seat. To rise with
them, is to pander to the selfish in
tcrests of tho company, and to pro
long the continuance of a public
abuse. By holding firmly to their
seats while women stand, they present
in a strong light the odious character
of tho outrage of which the company
is guilty. If they sit in the presence
of a venerable old lady, or a woman
on the vergo of fainting from exhaust
ion while forced to stand, the heinous
nature of tho company's grasping
and niggardly conduct is made the
moro apparent. This class of pas
sengers remain in their leats whilo
tho tired seamstress stands, in obe
dience to a strong sense of public
duty, and suffer all the agony of sup
pressed sympathy while thy sit.
They look forward to the timo when
a seat will be provided for overy pas
senger, and meantime are becoming
gray or bald. Western Paper.
Senator Blaine is reported to
have made over a quarter of a mill
ion recently in the Leadville mines.
He is largely interested in two of -tho
leading mines having gone in on
''tho ground floor" in both. He was
associated with Senator Plumb and
Ex-Delegate S. B. Elkins in stocking
the Amy Mine and is said to have
trebled an investment of $70,000 in
that operation. Ho was engaged
with the Hon. B. Alley, tho Hon.
A. H. Bice, and others in stocking
tho Dunkin mine, and that, too, has
been a very profitablo operation,
Next to Mr. Blaine, tho man who is
said to have mado tho most money
is his cou8in,Tom Ewing, of Ohio,
who devotes all his timo to his
stocks, and is j, seldom seon in tho
House. Ho was a pauper that year
when ho was declaiming in favor of
the repeal of tho resumption act, and
now he is worth oVor $200,000
The mayor of Tucson, Arizona,
which placo was founded by tho Span-
fiards in 1542, has telecranhod the
mayor of 8an Francisco, tho rresl.
dent of tho United States and his ho
liness tho rope, that the Southern
Faciflo Railroad is completed to that
placo.
Clinrjjo of tlio slight Xtrlende.
Stephen Massed says that during
his visit to England, and whilo visit
ing the House of Commons, he was
presented to tho Earl of Cardigan,
who was in command of tho 11th
Hussars and led tho celebrated
Charge of tho Six Hundred at Bala
klava. Being tho first to recite in
public Tennyson's famous lines, ho
had a natural ambition to deliver
them in tbe presence of Lord Cardi
gan. A polite note was received from
the Earl, inviting Mr. Massed to call
upon him at his residence in Portman
Square, where after rendering the po
em to the Earl and bis lady, the fol
lowing graphic account of the fight
was given him :
At about 1 o'clock, after the Heavy
Brigade had been attacked by tho
Russian cavalry, tho whole of tho
cavalry division waa considerably ad
vanced toward the enemy. The Light
Brigade was ordered to dismount to
relieve their horses. Suddenly they
were ordered to "mount." Aid-decamp
Captain Nolan came forward
and told Lord Lucan, commanding
the cavalry, that the Light Brigade
were to attack the Russians in the
valley. Lord Lucan rode up to Lord
Cardigan and said : "It is Lord Rag
lan's order that the 'Light Brigade' is
to attack the Russians in the valley."
Lord Cardigan's answer was, saluting
with his sword: "Certainly, my
Lord, but you will allow me to inform
you that there is a Russian battery in
front.onc on each flank, and tho
ground on the flank is covered with
Russian riflemen 1" Lord Lucan's an
swer was : "I cannot help that ; it is
Lord Raglan's positive order that the
"Light Brigade' is to attack them.""
Lord Cardigan then forced his brigade
of five regiments, with three regi
ments in the front line, and two in
the second. Lord Lucan ordered
Lord Cardigan's regiment, tbe 11th
Hussors, back, so as to form a support
on the left rear of the front line.
Lord Cardigan immediately ordered
the advance. After going sixty yards
or so, Captain Nolan rode obliquely
across the front, when a Russian shell
fell upon the ground near Captin Nol
an, not very far from Lord Cardigan.
Nolan's horse turned round and car
ried him to tbe rear. Lord Cardigan
then led the brigade down to tho
main battery in front, about one mile
and a quarter distant. On arriving
at a position about eighty yards from
the battery, the fire became very se
vere, and tho officers wero considera
bly excited, and had to bo called to
"be steady." Cardigan, at the head of
his brigade, passed close by the muz
zle of a gun, which was fired as he en
tered the battery. He then rodo
straight forward through the Russian
limber 'carriages, and came up close
to tho Russian line of cavalry. His
brigade did not follow him. Lord
Cardigan was attacked by two Cos
sacks; slightly wounded and nearly
dismounted. He fenced off the Cos
sacks, and gradually retired from oth
ers who were attempting to surround
him. When he got back to tho bat
tery, they had all retired and diverged
to the left. Lord Cardigan slowly re
treated, and met General Scarlett,
commanding the heavy brigade of tho
cavalry. Cardigan told him that the
"Light Brigade" was destroyed. The
brigade was then counted by his staff
officer, and it was found that there.
were only 195 men left out of 650.
Lord Cardigan immediately rodo off
to Lord Raglan to report what had
takon placo. Tho first thing Lord
Raglan said, in a. very angry t,one,was,
"What, sir, could you possibly mean
by attacking a battery in front, con-
tiary to all the usages of warfare and
tho customs of the service?" To which
Lord Cardigan replied, "My Lord. I
hope you will not blame mo, for I re
ceived a positive order from my supe
rior officer in front of tho troops ta
attack them, and I was quito as well
awaro of the unusual courso of pro
ceeding ordered." Lord Raglan in
quired what had been done.
To which Lord Cardigan replied that
"he had led the brigade into tho Rus
sian battery ; that he had ridden up to
tho Russian cavalry ; that ho was not
followed by tho brigade ; was wounded
and nearly dismounted, and had somo
difficulty in getting away from a
number of Cossacks ; that tho brigade
was noarly destroyed, there being
only 105 remaining."
Tho whole of the memorable affair
occupied tho brief timo of twonty
minutest
John Holland, master architect
of the O. R. & N. Co. is to bo used in
moving the company's teams across
tho John Day rivor until the railroad
bridge is dono. The boat will be built
at Colilo aud towed to her destination
Herdimonsions will bo -15x1 2 feet, and
sho will bo completed in threo days
after hor keel is laid.