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Hi. 1c Clinicii. lHt,2l Mini; Id Hun
iIiiJ-a of each mouth. Moriiing nt
Empire City, evenings nt Mnrshllold.
Itli Sunday (if each inonlli tit (ho
forks Coos river. Jli:v. It. Yiiomanm,
SATURDAY, - - A PHI I, 1(1, 1880.
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS,
Sixki.no Tin: Cuius. Last Monday
(lio Irst crib of llio son wall was sunk
jiiitsplneo near K.ioky Point. The
day was very bUII ami pleasant, and
lliu worl; wan accomplished (o Iho en.
tiro satisfaction of nil concerned. Tho
tlfitJi of water who.ro tliu wall coin
mulici'ri In 8 feet at low tide, Iml tlio
water deepens rapidly from tills point
and it Ik prolmlilu Unit (lie length of
tliu next erlb will roach II! feet of wa
ter. There were two scow loads of
roek ready for delivery and tliu whole
amount, 550 tons, were thrown into
the cribs before nielli- Thuio was a
large force of men employed in hand
ling tho rook including the force or
dinarily employed in crib-building.
.Several other cribs aie ready to liu
towed down, ami they will lie placed
ur fast as the rock rcquiied to secure
llietn can begot out and taken to the
plaej of delivery.
Death or Ciiaim.km V iv iak. -Says
(ho Stumlunl : Chas. Vivian, tho
well known English protean actor
mid uincr, died at I.eadville, Colorn
dn, on Iho20lh ult., at the age of ill
yoars, flcr a rather unsuccessful at
tempt in conducting a theatre at that
town. Vivian will ho well rciiiom
bored by many here, his last visit to
this city being about four years ago.
At one time ho was u great card and
in great demand anion)' .Music Hall
proprietors, and ho came to tho I'nited
States fiom London under an engage
ment of live hundred dollars a week
(o sing 'Ten Thousand .Milos Away "
nil other songs, which as sung by him
wrero doubly attractive. In later
yrars ho has been going down hill,
until his career was out short in a dis
tant mining town.
Kiiantio. From tho frantic, ravings
of Joseph Medorus . Sigliu, in his last
issue, ono would suppose ho is going
crazy. Ho asserts and repents over
tuiil nvnr that "Webster has promised
it to litiev. l Jut t is about all there is
in the paper that is intelligible; one
would suppose that Statu .Senator was
tho only ollicer to bo elected, and that
Joseph was quite sure that his only
ediauco of being elected was in pro
venting Riley's nomination. The as
sertion, in every one of its various
forms, is utterly false and without
foundation. Hut Sigliu is honest in
this, and would not say so if lie did
not believe it himself or think that
lio could iniiku someone olo believe it.
Nimtow Escait.. Tho schooner
Emily Stephen, from the Columbia,
arrived at tho Coquille last Friday
ovening and attempted to cross the
oar without the aid of tho tug. .She
reached a point just inside bar, when
the wind failed, and though shodiop
jied anchor, a short time would have
icon her driven on the "spit," had
not Capt. Parker arrived on tio A'idV
Cook' and brought her in. .She will
iHko to Portland n cargo of whiio co
llar, and it is understood will return
for cellar and myrtle, for which there
is considerable demand in Portland.
Doroi.AH Cot'XTV Nominations.
The Democrats of Douglas county last
week nominated the following ticket:
Ktate .Senators, (!eu. Jos. l.ane, lion.
J. C. Drain; Hoprosontatives, Tim
Haruard, .1. O. Ilooth, Kph. lliirchard,
.lames Adams ; Clerk, Thos. Sheridan ;
.Shorilf, K. P. Hogan; Treasurer, Win.
T. Wright ; Assessor, C. Hoolman ;
Hiiperintendont of .Schools, A. .1. War
ren ; Surveyor, Win, Thoil : County
Commissioners, Perry Cook, J.imos
Cfititv Cor.vrv Nominations. -Tho
Democrats of Curry county have nom
inated tho following ticket : William
Alberson and J. H. Tiehouor were
tloelcd delegates to the Stale Convon
(Jon, iiuiuslriictcd ; Joint Representa
tive, .Solomon Fitzhugh; County
Judge, A. M. Uillcspio; Clerk, .1. H.
Tiehouor; Sheriff, H. Culver; Com
inissioners, J. C, Caldwell and 1), E.
rititt ; Assessor, John Kcheank ; School
Superintendent, Silas Morriinan ;
Treasurer, A. J. Edson j. Surveyor,
Coroner, Joronio Willard.
Ri:siiini:1i. dipt. Thos. Floyd, who
lias been running tho steamer Sold
lilD for a long time past, has resigned
(ho situation, and W. A. Lusu has
taken tho wheel. Capt, Floyd has
liuou running steamers on the Hay for
many years, and in knowledge of tho
business has hut fow equals. It may
ho difficult for Mr. huso to find a. man
who will fill tho placo as well as Tom
Imi'outant Hui.ino. -Thu Hegistor
nnil Hfcoivor of the Laud Oflleo at
Jtosebtirg luivo received instructions
from thu Coniuiissiouor of tho General
Land (Mlleo to penult parties to land
contests to lake testimony by stipula
tion, without tho formality of procur
ing a commission or attending nt the
Tin: young men of Coos river have
organized a baseball club with Ornco
Coll ver lis Fioaidont nnd Will Smith,
Tho following nro llio delegates
oleel to tho Republican ('utility Con
vention, no fains reported:
North Coos 111 von John Hnzzill,
Coos Hi von C. Landrolli, O. Col
ver, Cnpt. Packard, and L, Landreth.
Empire City! F. W. Kiiorvlos,
E. W. Sprnguo, W. 11. Welsoll and
W. H. Simpson.
Lako: A. Olson.
Siimnor: I). H. Palmnnteor, E.
Hunnell and James Waters.
Coos City: D. L. Watson, J. C
llaynes and H. llaikor.
Utter City: J. It. Lightncr.
Coaledo: D. H. (I row.
Coquillo City: W. P. Wright, T.
II. Willaid, lr. Lalhrop, and W. P.
Jieaver Slougli: A. Urqulinit ami
J. E. Stuart.
Handolph : J. H. Burns and J,
Marshllold : S. S. Mann, T. Ward,
John Htora, Win. Huiehort, Dr. Tower,
E. A. Anderson, A. Lang, II. P. Whit
ney, W. A. Gilmorc, and A. Bono
bruke. A CI I Ilo "Oil-."
Tho iVcics ways " Webster niado two
political trips to Curry county, and
promised Hiley tho Senatorship," etc.
In this matter tho zeal of the would-liko-to-bo-.Senalor
has slightly got tho
better of both his conscience and
judgment, for there is not an intelli
gent voter in Curry county who does
not know that it is wholly untrue.
There is no poison connected with
the Mail who has attempted or desir
ed to, in any manner control orinilii
oneo tho action of Currj county
with regard to tho nomination of a
State Senntor. Wo have no lack of
eoulldence in the ability of tho Con
vention of either Coos or Curry to
find a mini who can be elected to that
otliee. In fact, either of the parties
who have been named, if nominated,
will receive the united support of tho
Republican parly of tho two counties
and will be triumphantly elected.
.1 win I ltiir"iriiliillvi'.
We notice in the proceedings of tlio
Democratic Convention of Curry
county, tho nomination of .Mr. Solo
mon Filshiigh for Joint Representa
tive for Coos and Curry counties'.
Mr. Fitshugh is an old-time Democrat,
who twenty-three years ago was elect
ed a member of the Convention that
framed tho Constitution of Oregon.
Ilo was then an old man ; and it is a
Miurco of surprise to his friends to
fee his name again on tho list of act
ive political aspirants, lie is n citi
zen whom all respect for his old age
hut it is an act of unloudiicss to n
man of his years and feiddo condition
to unntc him for a place that calls him
from tho retirement and quiet of pri
vate life into the political arena.
Aii"i:nt Mini)i:d. One day this
week a Coos river man came to Sig
liu to gel him to collect a small bal
ance due on a promissory note. lie
stated the business to tho attorney
and was of course much Mtpprisud to
hear Sigliu remark "They've prom
ised it to Riley." "No," said Iho log
ger, "it is duo me, and I want it col
lected." Siglin: "Yes, hut Iho Webster
clique have promised it to Hiley ; thals
a part of the Slate.
Logger. "I tell you neither Hiley
nor Webster have anything to do with
this matter. Look at (ho note and
you will understand it bettor."
Sigliu. "Did you say you had n
note? Oh, yes I'll collect that; I'll
see about it right away. Hut I think
Hiley will get nwny with it."
Logger. "Whon you get it, send it
up by tho Captain of tho Hrrthtt."
Sigliu. "All right; Riley's tho
man they take."
Hi:guirti:i to Answi:ii. Sidney Dell
who published curtain letters over tho
signatuio of Brutus, reflecting on tin
inoiubors of tho Supremo Court, will
havo to answer for tlio liberty ho has
taken. An order has been entered
requiring defendant tonpponrou tho
second day of tho July term of court
to nnswor charges, etc., and that ho
have twenty days notice.
Piiopeutv Sam:. Noblo Brothers
havo sold their livory stable properly
in this place to Coo. M. )yor; and
Mr. Dyer and Mr, Anderson, wo un
derstand, havo consolidated the busi
ness, and will carry it on together.
School. Mrs. S. 11. Hotnor an
nounces that bIio will open a privato
school in Iho academy buildingMon
day, tho Kith instant ; terms tho same
as formerly under Mr. McCorntnc's
llUAinii'L'i. weather has prevailed
during tlio present week.
W. F. Hii.t, nnd family havo moved
upon James A ikon's ranch on Isthmus
Miss L. Ci.iXKi:xiii:.wti opened
school in thu old school houso last
Tho schooner JAwi is supposod to
havo sailod for tho Coquillo last Wed
nesday, slio will bring tho machinery
for the Core.
T. (1. Owi:n nnd J. W. Hamilton
leftlast week for Albany to nttend
the Doiuoorntiu Slate Convention,
It is said they are for Tlldou for Pres
ident, Hamilton for District Attorney,
and Owou for Kleolor.
Ttis true that 'A. IL.Hlovens, Hointn
om of tho Ahtbtuiut, and others of their
kind luivo set out beforo tho world the
(loctrino of "Slalo Rights", and have
told us thai, this was the rock on
which they formed tho structure of
socssion and tho Southern cofederacy.
Let tho Democracy hnvo tho bonclit
of this heresy. I beg leavo to state
In my "slate" of principles, and at
tho same lime to inform the Republi
can voters of Coos county thai, owing
to tho ill health of my family, I will
not bo a candidate for any official posi
tion at tho coming election. I hope
for tho success of those principles for
which four of my brothers besides my
self,(two of whom never returned to
their uothoru home) shouldered their
muskets and wont to the front. It is
my opinion that this was and is a Na
tional (iovcrnment composed of tho
several States; and as tho nation has
spent millionsof dollnrs, and hundreds
of thousands of lives of bravo men to
establish these principles, 1 hope no
dilferenco of opinion us to under
whoso lint these principles shall be
represented, will bo permitted to mar
the harmony of our convention. Ev
cry Republican voter should romoiir
her that ho is voting for principles as
D. S. P.u.Mi:.vTi:i:it.
School Fund Aitoutio.vmext.
School Superintendent Mooio has
made anapporlionnionlof the school
fund in the treasury of the several
districts as follows:
Dist. No. 1 . -12 (X) Dist. No. 2-1 .5f, 2 1
" " 2 28 IS " " 25 CO.'H
" " !t ilOfll " " 20 -17 70
" " -1 20 01 " " 27 15 00
" " 5 51 82 ' " 2" ill .'12
" " 0 00 02 Not reported.
" " 7 .'12 75 " " .'10 !1S 1 1
" " 8 -10 81 " " .",1 1057
" " y 112 io " " :j2 :s7 02
" " 10 8 51 " " :v. 15 00
" " 11 :t7 02 " " m 27 05
" " 12 M 21 " " ;r, 10 52
Not reported " " .'Hi 1121
" " 11 10 OS Not reported
" " 15 20 01 Not reported
" " 10 11)22 " " 30 12 72
" " 17 21 :to " " 10 suss
" " 18 512 01 " " H 10 22
" " 10 8 51 " " 12 2102
" " 20 512 01 " " -151 5t!t 10
' ' 21 1185 " " 11 17 OS
" " 22 11 21 ' " 15 22 78
" " 2Jt 20 01
Districts 'I and 21 are requested by
tho Treasurer to call nnd draw the for
.tlnrloii .',, illy .AoiiiIiiii lloiix.
The Republicans of Marion county
have nominated the following ticket:
For Representatives, Tilmaii Ford, T.
T. (ieer, W..M. Collard, John M into,
Henry Smith and D. W. Craig; Coun
ty Commissioners, S. Condit and Dav
id Pendleton ; Sheriff, R. C. Ramsby ;
Clerk, M. L. Chamberlain ; Treasurer,
Charles Calvert ; Surveyor, A. Cesner ;
School Superintendent, J. (iregg ; As
sessor, M. C. Robertson; Coroner, J.
Henry Hrowu ; delegates to the State
Convention, K. K. McKinney, J.C.
Pebles, J. W. Rowland, J.W. (ireen
wood, Hiram Smith, Wiirran Crans
ton, Tlio. H. Hubbard, .In. Sawyer,
A.M. Drown, A. Cesner, J. W. Crim,
A.N. Gilbert, (Sco. Williams, Kdward
Hirch, Condit, J. Vorhces.
Drmocriitlc Slnlv Oui vonlloii,
Tho Democratic Stale Convention,
which met at Albany last Wednesday
placed in nomination the following
Congressman, John Whitcakcr;
Judges of tho Supremo Court, Jas.
IC. K'olly, John Hurnott ami P. P,
Prim. Presidential electors, J. K.
Weathorford of Albany, T. G. Owen
of Marshlield and Mr. Fulton. Judge
of the Second District, J. J. Walton
of Kiigeue city. District Attorney,
J. W. Hamilton of F.mpiro City.
Insane. -Wo have boon pained to
learn that Win. K. Weokloy, an estima
ble old gentleman who resides on tho
North Coquillo, has bocatuo insane.
Mr. Weokloy was an early settler of
Douglas county nnd some years sinco
sold his property there and moved to
the Coquille. Wo hope to hear that
his mental derangement is but tem
porary. J. L. Cukshu.v is in San Francisco.
Tiik GiiKnie Telair was advortiscd
to sail for Honolulu on the 8th inst.
Salmon fishing is about to com
mence in Hogtto river.
C. L. Landrith of Coos river gavo us
11 call yesterday ; ho was enrouto to
attend (lio Convention nt Coquillo
City, to which'ho is a dclogate.
Tin: silo for tho now tannery has
been deeded by Mr. Dyer to Ivruse
and Dimmick and workmen are en
gaged in clearing olf the ground.
Woiik on framing tho cribs will bo coinplo.
ted next week1
AniMNtiKMKNTS n ro being mado for a May
day p.iity on Coon river,
Tiik 8.NOW, whiuli a week ago was four
feot deep on tliu laiiautaias betwucn licro
mid Itoxubiirg, is melting quito raniilly.
Siln lU'ii.niMi- A eonquny has boon
formed to build a vowl fur tins trade, nml
arr.iugiacnts linvo aro already uiado far tlio
commencement of tho work. Tho parties
tailing Mliures ia tlio cntei nriso nro Capt.
Aekeriu:ui, Nimliuru it Hirst, A. Kaslinrg,
K, A, Auilersnu, . (' Deubncr & Co. ami
F. I'ckotr, Unas ltced will bo tlio Minster
laeehniiie, and lio )mthe model already out.
Tho vessel will bo tho largest ever built in
MnrahtUiUI, being 137 feet long, 31 feet
beam anil 1 1 feet 8 inches depth of liolil, ami
wjtlia carrying capacity for filill tons, Slio
win iinvii uireuinnsiH mm ouu pquaio yarn,
Divui & Co. furnish tliv shipyard and lumber.
Lastovoning Loicu Lntiglicad met
with an accident Hint will probably
cost him his life. Ho nnd n num
ber of other liltlo boys wcro playing
"I lido and go Seek" in and about tlio
agricultural works nnd the foundry.
Running from tho works to tho foun
dry is about. '100 feet of shnfling, drove
with about 20-horsc power. Tlio shaft
crosses tho mill race near the foun
dry just beside n small bridge, and
Loron, in crossing llio bridge, had his
right hand caught in tho shaft, and
in an instant lio was whirled over,
but by almost a miracle tlio sudden
jar threw Urn heltolfand thus prevent
ed him from being torn to atoms, nnd
his life was saved, as it was, his righ1!
arm was almost entirely torn from the
lody. His cries brought assistance
and ho was carried home nnd medi
cal assistance immediately summoned.
Drs. Hall, Reynolds and Jessup soon
came, nmlaftcr throughly examining
the wound, a consultation was held,
at which it was decided thai, in order
tosave Iho boy's life, his arm would
havo to bo amputated at the shoul
der. Thooporution was successfully
performed last night, but llio boy is
very weak from loss of blood, and his
recovery is considered doubtful.
.Nlurvulloi, In Itriixil.
A appeal has gone forth to the peo
ple of (he United States in behalf of
250,000 inhabitants of IJraz.il, who
must literally perish from starvation
unless relief is speedily forwarded to
them. Tho Hrazilian government has
exhausted all its financial resources
in battling for three years with an ap
palling calamity, and is powerless to
do anything more. These 250,000
persons aro naked and homeless, and
are confronted by certain death unless
tho American people succor them, for
assistance can besought nowhere else
with the slightest probability of suc
cess. They aro all that remain alive
of the population of Ceara, a province
which three years ago boasted of an
intelligent and prosperous population
of nearly a million. They nro not
savages or vagrants, but aro farmers
who Have liocn driven to tlio seaeoait
by a drouth of unprecedented length,
and bv the famine and pestilence that
succeeded, umoiai statistics snow
that 500,000 of the people of that prov
ince have been buried since .March,
1S7S, of which 200,000 died of hun
ger and 5,00,000 from diseases imme
diately resulting from starvation.
Will the American people permit the
remaining 250,000 to starve? The
above facts are vouched for by the
American Department of State.
Contributions will be received by
Scribncr it Co., New York oil v.
Wiikch in I his Country.
The working people of this coun
try often grumble at the sinallness of
their wages, nnd the amount looks
small compared with that received in
the inflated times of war. Hut it is
largo in contrast with the pay receiv
ed by laborers abroad. A careful in
vestigation made by the government
through its consuls iu Europe proves
that the average wages for labor in
this country aro more than three
times largerthan thoso paid in France
Germany, Denmark, Italy and Spain,
more than twice as large as those re
ceived in Belgium, and ono and a
half larger than the wages earned in
England and Scotland.
Hut it maybe aked,"How is it pos
siblo for our manufacturers to coin
poto with foreigners, if American la
bor is so much more expensive than
theirs?" Tho answer is a simple ono ;
our workmen can do about twice as
much work in a day as foreign work
men. Tho late Mr. Hrassoy, of England, a
famous railroad contractor, used to
find it cheaper to transport English
laborers to Italy and Austria, nt
double tho expense por day, than to
hire tho natives of those countries.
Good wages train good workmen, and
good food gives ability for better work.
Lime, ns a preservative of wood,
wo find again recommended in ono of
our building exchanges, as a procoss
successfully used in France. Tho
plan is to idle up tho planks in u tank,
covering oich layer with quicklime,
which is then to bo slacked gradually
with water. It requires from a few
days s to a week, according to the
tickness and quality of tho limber to
secure complete impregnation. At
all ovents leaving this point out of
consideration, this mode of treatment
is said to impart to tho wood a remark
able hardness and toughness and ex
traordinary resistance to rotting.
Tho experiment is very simplo and
inexpensive, and might bo well worth
testing by those who are intorcsted in
the subject of timber preservation,
Anrti'i.Ks of incorporation ofn new
savings bank in Portland havo been
filed by 1). P. Thompson, J.N, Dolph,
M. S. liurrullf Frank Dekiini, Sol.
Hirscliand S.G. Skidinore. Umriuess
will bo commenced soon, Capital
stock, .flio.lXIO, jn 1,250 shares.
J nun: Fn:i.n is being endorsed by a
largo sharo of (ho Democratic press
as a Dentoer.itie Candidate for Pi evident.
A Nlit pernio if m ititllirny Project
Now York Tribune,
Mr. Hinton Hownn Helper, of St.
Louis, is tho author of a railway pro
ject which, for mngnitudo nnd possi
ble results upon civilization, throws
nil former achievements mid ideas of
tho kind quite in tho shade. He pro
poses tho construction of what ho calls
"a longitudinal, midland, double
track railway" from a point high
north in North America, running
tnoro or loss southwesterly through
Mexico and Cei'tral Amcricn, to a
point far south in South America,
looking to its ultimate extension to
Hehring's strait nnd Capo Horn. Mr.
Helper has much confidence in this
magnificent scheme nnd has gone to
work in earnest to attract public al
tcntion to it. His first step is lode-
posit $5,000 in tho Hank of Commerce
at St. Louis, to ho distributed by a
committee in tho shape of rewards for
essays nnd poems on tho enterprise.
For the bent treutiso in proso a prize
of f 1,300 will be given, for the second
best $1,200 and for tho third best $1,
(XX), while tho best poem will earn
11,000, nnd the second best $.300. The
articles nnd pocma must bo sent be
fore tho first day of October next, to
the chairman of the committee, Hon.
Thomas Allen, President of the Iron
Mountain nnd Southern Railway, No.
1 North Fifth street, St. Louis. Mr.
Helper requires that the proso essays
shall comprise from 00 to 100 pages
of closely-written cap paper, and that
the poems not more than 500 or Icms
Mr. Helper intends to print his
prize essays and poems in a book, and
hopes thereby to awaken such an in
terest in tho projcot throughout all
the countries from Alaska to Patagon
ia, that all the requisite Government
al guarantees an I charters will be
granted before October, 1882, and 150,
000 men put to work by that date.
Seven years, at most, he says, ought
to suffice for the completion of the en
tire line. Then ho proposes to cele
brate the opening of his great Conti
nental Ilaekbone Railroad by holding
a World's Fair in St. Louis on the
four-hundredth anniversary of the
of America. Mr. Helper
; makes no estimate of the cost of the
j roal, or 0 is probable receipts and
j running expenses, nor docs ho present
any plan for raising tho vast capital
required. No details ns to the route
aro given. 'Wlicthcr the lino should
run east or west of the Rocky Moun
tains in traversing the United States,
is a question the projector does not
answer, but it may be presumed from
his interest in St. Louis that an cast
crn route would be prefcred. No ac
count is niado of the fact that for vast
distances tho road would traverse a
desert country, where tho traffic
would never pay for the fuel burned
in the locomotives.
These objections do not, however,
detract from the merit of Mr. Helper's
general idea, and if his enthusiasm
has led him to disregard grave practi
cal obstacles, it must be remembered
that enthusiasm is n potent factor in
the organization of all great enter
prises. 3loi-c liillin:.
Tlio Junction Hepuhliean gives the
following version of the late homi
cide nt Lebanon : Scarcely had
the echo of tho pistol died out in the
Into lamentable homicide in Albany,
when the people aro once more hor
rified by tho intelligence of another
tragedy being enacted at Lebanon,
similar to the one mentioned last
week, and another household made
desolate. "Wiley Powell has for some
time past been living at tho houso
of Farrier, near Lebanon, and by
his browbeating demeanor has niado
himself master of tho household.
Farrier, being .1 man of peaceable
pretentions, permitted him to do
things not becoming or proiwr.
Principal among these an improper
intimacy with his (Farrier's) wife.
About four o'clock Monday evening,
Powell rodo up to where Ferrier was
nt work cutting wood for Mr. Fair
claw, who was at work near by, could
hear them talking, but could notdis
tinguished tho words. According
to the testimony in the preliminary
examination it appears that Powell
went to tho woods where Farrier
was at work and began quarroling
with him (Farrier), when tho latter
shot him, killing him almost instant
ly. Farrier then started immediately
for Albany whero ho delivered him
self up to Deputy Sheriff. Humphrey.
Ilo Inula preliminary examination
beforo Justice Palmer and was bound
over in $1,200 bonds to await the ac
tion of tho grand jury.
Ni:i.i.n:, tho daughter of ex-Governor
Hubbard, of Connecticut, who
eloped and married her father's
coachman, has learned the drossniak
ing business, and is liviiig hnppily
with lyr husband. Her father tells
her that sho will bo received into tho
family again if she wilf leavo hor hus
band. F. Southorlln is tho heaviest tax-
Douglas county ho is w
Cai'T. Kiinst is now running the
al on mux Jttrtlui.
?IO,000 Tor n. rlnl of "U'ulcr.
In 0110 of tho fierce fight in Virgin,
in, during tho war, a federal officer
fell in front of tho confederate breast
works. While lying thoro wounded,
and crying for water, a confederate
soldier (James Moore, of Uurko coun
ty, North Carolina,) declared his in
tention of supplying him with a drink.
Tho bullets wcro flying thick from
both sides, nnd Moore's friends tried
to dissuade him from such a hazard
ous enterprise. Despite remonstrance
and danger, however, Moore leaped
the breastworks, canteen in hand,
reached his wounded enemy and give
him n drink. Tho federal, under a
sense of gratitude for the timely ser
vice, took out his gold watch nnd of
fered it to his benefactor but it was
refused. Tho officer then nsked the
name of the man who had braved such
Hunger to succor luni. alio name
was given, and Moore returned to his
position behind tho embankment
They saw nothing moroof cachothcr.
Moore was subsequently wounded
and lost a limb in one of the engage
ments in Virginia, and returned to
his home in Uurko county. A fow
dny3 ngo ho received a communica
tion from the federal soldier to whom
ho had given the "cup of cold water"
on the occasion alluded to, announc
ing that he had settled on him the
sum of $10,000, to be paid in four an
nual installments of -$2,500 each. In
vestigation has established the fact
that there ia no mistake or deception
in tho matter.
TIclHsituilcH of Fortnnc.
Jennie Herndon Tyler, grand ncicc
of the late President Tyler, was buried
latelv from a tenement in the lowest
quarter of Brooklyn, where for four
years she lived as the wife of Wm.
Collins, an Irish laborer in a gas-house.
She was a Washington hello when her
cousin, John W. Stevenson of Ken
tucky, was United States Senator,
fresh from a convent, where she had
boon highly educated. Sho entered
into social life with a vivacity that
niado her for a time a courted woman.
She had a small fortune, many jewels
and a splendid wardrobe.
She married one Jennings, who, on
getting her fortune, deserted her in
Brooklyn, after telling her he had .1
wife living, and that their supposed
marriage ceremony was really by an
undertaker's clerk instead of a minis
ter. She gave birth to his child in a
hospital. Her friends and relatives
looked upon her thenceforth as an
outcast, and she was driven about by
misfortune, living in polico stations
and in hospitals and doing menial
work in boarding houses, but it seems
descending to a life of shame and
dissipation. She sought a temporary
home in an up-town tenement house,
and there met the Irish laborer who,
on learning her history, offered her a
home, and she was married to him.
Her relatives remained unfriendly
to the last. Her sister lives inNew
York, and the wife of a rich man who
defrays the funeral expenses. The
late Mrs. Chester A. Arthur was her
first cousin. Jennie Tyler was thirty-
two years old, and retained even in
death traces of beauty. Her father,
W. W. Tyler, keeps a hotel in Har
The JMilI Hoy.
Never set a boy down for stupid
because he docs not make a figure
at school. Many of the most cele
brated men who have ever lived have
been set down by some conventional
pedagogue as donkeys. One of the
gratest astronomers of tho age was
restored to his father by the village
schoolmaster, with these encourag
ing words: "There's no use payim
cood money for his education. All
he wants to do is to lio on the grass
on his back and staro at the sky.
I'm afraid his mind is wrong. Sci
entific men have often been flogged
for falling into brown studies over
their books, and many an artist of
the future has come to present grief or
drawing all over his copy-books and
surreptuously painting the pictures
of his geography. Your genius, un
less musical, seldom proves himself
one in his childhood, and your snug
and self suflicicnt piece of precocity,
who takes all tho medals and is the
show scholar of his school, often
ends by showing no talent for any
thing bovond a yard-stick. Sir
Walter Scott was called stupid as a
child, and and it was not even con
sidered to his credit that he was fond
of "sich trash" as ballads, and could
learn them by heart at nny time.
Loxnox. The growth of London in
all directions continues marvelous.
A number of new towns havo sprung
up within tho last three or four years.
Not long ngo North End Fulham
was a rural district of field and mar
ket gardens. Tho Underground
Railway opened a now lino to Ham
mersmith, with a station at the north
cnd,which changed its namo to Ken
sington, nnd to-day tho surrounding
area is covered with streets of woll
built houso at high rents. Similar
ly, at the other end of London, in
creased facilities of locomotion by
railway and tram car havo led to the
erection of many hundred small
houses in South Permondsoy or
Ilottcrluthc. Tho samo procc js goes
on steadily nt Elmontou, on the
north, and at Sydenham, on the
south of London.
Hai.mox fishing has opened on tho
Itcv. Ensly of Douglas county hoa
lately lost thrco children by dlpthcria.
Kansas sends a Htaino dolegation to
the National Hepuhliean Convention.
A ooon quality of iron ore is report
ed near Sandy on tho Columbia river.
E. S. Kkaknf.y has entered upon
the duties of the office of U. S. Mar
shal for Oregon.
The numbcrof men killed in the St.
Cothnrd tunnel during its construc
tion wns 120, and wounded, -100.
TunnE was n terrible earthquake at
Yokohama and Tokio, and many
houses badly injured, Feb. 22d.
Skchktauy Scirunz has ordered tho
various swamp land matters relating
to Oregon to bo taken up for immedi
Govnnxon SEYMotm positively de
clines to be a candidate for the I'rcsi-'
dency, notwithstanding reports to tho"
Nearly $30,000, with more prom
ised, has been subscribed by Oswego
New York, towaril a beet sugar fac
tory. Negotiations for a settlement ot
difficulties letwecn China and Japait
on the basis proposed by Gen. Grant,
arc progressing quietly.
A discharged fireman tried to kill
Brown, editor and proprietor of tho"
Globe newspaper, Toronto, who is al
so a Senator of the dominion.
The public debt statement will show'
a reduction of 10,000,000 for March ;
internal revenue receipts, 19,000,000 ;
Pftetioxs are being circulated in'
Eastern and Northern Oregon, asking
Congress for $2.30,000 to improve tho
Columbia entrance, wrTich it is claim
ed is rapidly shoaling up.
"An intimate personal friend of
Senator Conkling" has informed a)
Chicago Times correspondent at Al
bany that he believes tho Chicago
nominee will be Mr. Blaine.
The Senate confirmed tho follow
ing nominations : Joseph C. A. "Win
gate, of New Hampshire, U. S. Consul
at one of the Chinese ports ; James M.
Armstrong, Register of the Land Of
fice, Colfax, W. T , Wm. Mctzgcr, Post
master, Dayton, "W. T.
There is a fuss at Hong Kong bo
cause the British general of tho garri
would not fire a salute on Washing
ton's birthday and the English gener
al, Hcnnessy, commander in chief,
condemns him for not doing it.
The working men's party of San
Francisco propose, to contest tho Into
election, on the ground that the citi
zen's tickets by which they were beat
en were printed on slightly tinted pa
per. Tlio Democrats and Kearney
arc working together in this business.
Chileans havo made landings with
heavy forces, at different points on tho
Peruvian coasts, and an attack is ex
pected by land and sea on Arica. A
demonstration was made on that town
by the Chilean ironclads, but an old
United States monitor that had been
idle all through tho war, woke up and
drove thorn off in a hurry.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
New Yoisk, March 30. Labor
troubles in St. John's parish continu
ing, Gen Wiltz has ordered a battalion
of militia to the scene of disturbance.
It is stated that the strikers, not con
tent with stopping work themselves,
have assumed tho right to interfere
with others who aro willing to work,
and in many cases hnvo seized and
whipped laborers who refused to obey
tho commands of tho strikers. Tho
strike in St. Charles parish ended by
most of the laborers resuming work
at the old wages.
New YortK, March 30. A firo in tho
police boat Seneca, this morning,
burned tho steward, Charles II. Berry
to death, ind officers Patrick IL Kelly
and Robert J. Vail probably fatally.
Pakis, March 30, -The health of
the city continues below tlio average.
Thero were 1200 deaths last week.
Typhoid fovcr and small pox aro pre
valent. NEwroKT, Ky., March 30. This
morning at 5 o'clock, while going
homo from a ball, three well known
young men of this city who had
quarreled about a young lady, renew
ed tho altercation, and Joseph lUttcr
twieo shot Charles Thois, killing him.
Both were drunk.
Cakson, March 31. Engineers 6f
tho V. & T. railroad wero ordorcd to
day by tho Mechanics' union to quit
taking trains into Storey county.
Suportcndont Ycrington stated to an
Appeal reporter last night that ho
would quit running tho trains as fast
as engineers woro ordered off. Seri
ous troublo is apprehended.
nil. 1 9
At Sumnor, April 1st 1SS0, to tho
wifoof Hon, J. B. Dully, a daughter.
April Sth 18S0, on llaynes' Slough,
by J.C. Bull, J. P., Mr. Win. Waters
and Mrs. Susan Jackson, all of Coos
April Oth 18S0, at tho residence of
tho bride's parents, by Hev. C. P. Bai
lev, Mr. Sampson J. Cottoll and Miss
Mary A. Hiohard.nHof Coos county.