The Coast Mail. the COAST MAIL. DKVOTKD TO I'i'iii.iMircn EVERY fUTUUDAY MORNING -IVXjXj X,IVH JSBVKS. 1IY WEDSTEH, HACKER & LOCKIIART, Mnrshfleld, Cons Co., Or. TIIK INTKHEST8 OF 80UTIL- EKX OltKGON ALWAYS FOKEMOST. TerniH, In Advnnrc. One year -Hx mouths. -Throu month 2 no 1 M 1 00 The Development of our Mines, the Improvement of our harbors, and rail road communication with the Interior, specialities. Vol. 3. MAESHFIELD, OK., A-trKDA-Y, APKIL 17, 18SO. No. 16. OFFICIAL P.VPKH OF COOH CO. Tho Coaat Mail. ski MBe&kf OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Nldlt oj Oregon. Governor, W. W. Tlinycr Hecrelnry of State, R. 1'. Kiirlinrl Treasurer, K. lliirsh Siipt. Public Schools, J. L. Powell 2d Judicial Dintrkt. Judge, District Attorney, .). F. Wutson H. II.lIu7.urtl C'oo Cuunli). County Judge, J. II. Nosier Commissioners, Sheriff 5.I0I111 KiMiyon Ml. 0. Dement A. (J. A ikon Alex. Htunlf 1). Morse, J r .I0I111 LllllO (Murk, Treasurer, Assessor, School Superintendent, Coroner, J.F. Moore T.O.Mnckcy Curry County. Connlv Juiluo, Dolos Woodruff Commissioners. ) 1'. Hughes fJ.A.Cooloy A. II. Moore Walter .Sutton A. M. Gillespie M. II. Gibson Thos. Cunningham Klicritr, Clerk. Hcliool Stipt., Treasurer, Coroner, I'ttinU Itrlorn Von Do II. Hnrjior'H Weekly. The affixing of the stump is in t lie majority of eases the last stngu of the letter writing. It in a kind of Healing, signing nutl delivering. It would not he a had moral habit for n man to pause before allixing his postugo stamp, and to consider whether judi ciously and conscientiously he had not lictter wivo his money. When once he has dropped his letter into thu letter-box, ho has committed 0110 of the irrevocable actsof hi life. Ah you prepare to affix your stump, give one tina'i thought to conscience whether you might not alter, improve, or alto gether obliterate that letter. There mar le all sorts of wrong and evil connected with letter-writing; hut to npccializc uu instance, you tuny have la-en writing an angry letter. It may le a clever, caustic letter, and you feci rather inclined to regard it approv ing!, considered an a literary produc tion. Hut it may he a passionate and tinjiiHt letter. It may be uurcasoua life uml untrue. You may bo giving unmerited pain by sending it. You i may bitterly regret the. moments when your hand olteyed tho immoral behest of your mind. You have heard of the physician's prescription about tho cucumber to peel it carefully, slice it tenderly, bo gingerly with your vin egar find plenteous with thu oil, npriukle tho pepper, brown or red, ovtjr it and then lling tho mess out of tho window. Ho when you sit down to your letter, my dear and slightly excited friend, pile up tho invective., accumulate your adjectives, and bo caustic and cutting in your phrases; but just before you pott it, give a thought to tho ethics of a jmstago ntmnp, light your pipe with it, mid save your money. Hruppruriuirr of ix .tl n ril rrcl Blojr. Ten years ago, dining the Kukltik tlays in Kentucky, Ilcaly Jamas, u boy then, disappeared, and his father made great efforts to learn his where abouts, Five years later Kichard Hhuck, convicted of murdering his father-in-law, confessed to being one of the gang that killed Ilealy James antl others. On his information Sam nml Jou Goodrich and James Sim mons were arrested, but before the trial, were bunged by a mob. John James, the father ol tho boy, was also nceiMcd, but he escaped, and is ho licvctl to bo now in Mexico. A few dayi since, to tho astonishment of everybody, Ilculy James made Ills ap pearance at his old homo near La grange, Kentucky. Ho nays ho ran away Irccuiiso of ill-treatment, and lias been working on farms in Indiana mid Arkansas. It ru tnl Conduct nt Wt Point. Tho prejudice of color seldom de velops itself in a more outrageous form than that described in thu fol lowing dispatch, dated April tl: John C. Whittukcr, colored, cadet of West Point, class of 7d, was found bound hand mid foot lit Ills room at tho barracks, with a plcco of one ear cut oil' T!io other car was slit and his head bruised. Whlt'itkor says that three men jumped on and choked him in bed, tlircatuiiig to kill him if ho made u noise, mid thou put him on tho Hour mid tied his foot lo the bed Mead. One said " Let us murk him like they do hogs down South." They then slit his earn. Ah yet (hero is no clue, but each cadot hits been questioned. Tiik nuiiiiciiul council of I'nr.H Iiiih presented Prof. Nordonnkjold with a gold medal. Ho was nfler wtirdH received hy Guniboltn, mid dined to-day with President Grovy. WltlTTKN I'Olt Till: (,'OAHT MAIL. HSTOniCALSKETCHES Or Oregon' Houtlicrn CoiinI, NUMIimt XIV. JOL'ltN.U, OK I, l WILLIAMS OONTIX- ui:i fiiom last wi:i:k. It appeared from thu suddenness of thu attack, that their phut wan for a number of Indians to simultaneously pounce upon each nieniber of tho party, disarm them, and then kill them at pleasure. It did not appear to Ino possible that any one of the party could escape. 1 ratio in the how of tho leading cauoo and had Mopped out. on the beach and wan completely hemmed in. I win sopn rated from my comrade when the nihil nun made upon us, and I can hardly tell how 1 prevented myself from being crowded into the river. Two powerful Indium seized hold of my gun, one by the muzlc, and thu other by tho breech, while I maintain ed u firm hold upon thu middle. A sovoro struggle ensued with a half a dozen other Indians, hold of every part of me. I hud a good butcher knife, and tho day previous an Indian had stolen the Hcabburd, and I hud ticil it to my belt with u piece of stout buckskin, and during the eculllu they wero continually tugging and pulling nt that butcher knife. Ami if it had not been tied firmly it if. quito probable that I would have been killed with my own knife. At about tliifi time tho rifle for which wo were scuMing, was dixehurged with its muzzle downward. The sudden re port giving thu Indian1! a fright, I at once unexpectedly succeeded in wrenching it from them. They had crowded mc with Mich force, and in such numbers, that I now found my self surrounded by a largo liody of Indians on three sides, forming a siiini-circle, with thu deep river on the other side. From this position to the (op of tho bunk was about twenty step with a gradual ascent, with the Indians massed nearly us thick us tliry could stand. With my buck to thu river, and my heels almost touch 'mg tho water, it was impossible for mu to seo anything outside, of the small space in which tho unfortunate circumstances had placed me. Not out) of our little party could be seen, but tho yelling and howling of tho Indians, and tho groans of the wounded and dying told too pluinlx that the imprudence of the majority had led us to the slaughter. I had not thought of c.cupa but beliuved it lo bo my duty to dispose of my life as dourly as my weak con dition would enable me. Instantly after gaining possession of my rille, I draw (bo breach of it and com menced lighting with all tho strength I could command. Striking to the right and left, knocking some of them down nt every blow, gradually cleuring tho way before mo until I found myself upon tho level bank back from tho river. Ah I advanced u portion of them gave way in front mid closed in behind, so that as soon as I left tho margin of tho river whore the fight began, I was com pletely surrounded, with no protec tion on either side, thus forming the center of a circle, with an excited mass of armed barbarians on every side. 1 much regretted Ibat I did not possess tho physical strength, natur ally belonging to mo under inoro fa vorable circunistniices. Not that I could hope to escape, hut ho that I could inllict mnru punishment upon tho treacherous foe, who, taking ad vantage of our half starved condition, had lured us on to destruction under thu pretense of friendship mid fair promises of relief. Fortunately (I think for mo) tho greater portion of them who aro mined with bows mid arrows had places on tho outer rim of tho circle, while those forming tho in ner part appeared to bo prinelply armed with clubs and long knives. Situated as 1 was, encircled by this living mass of savage humanity, in or der to maintain my position a mo ment, mid prevent myself from being instantly crushed, it became necess ary to strike Hiniultuneously in every direction; for as tho wholo force would full back from a descending blow in front, at that very moment I wuh in thu greatest danger from the clubs, kiiivuiaud arrows from those in (ho rear, who, in tho next second, had to ho beaten back in tho same manner A few blows shuttered tho stock of my rifle, tho broken piece and frag ments flying in every direction, leav ing the barrel in my bauds. It hud been a favorite gun of mine, tho bar-- rel being about three feet long. And with it in this situation, fearful blows could he 'dealt, wliilo thus contending, not exactly for life, hut to inflict nil possible punishment on the harbaroiiH foe. While, wo wero thus Hinging to nml fro upon tho tho river hank, nml whiio it required overy pos sible effort of initio to keep tho little space in which I wuh operating stiffi- ..iniitlt. 1.i.frn f,i ..... Irt 1t.iii.tln i.ti...i1f V.IVII..J M.,u 1'. HU . IHtlltllU IIIJOLII ill, I wuh (pulo Honoihle of tho fact that my Hticuglh was fiod failing me. I felt as if I could not hold out long, and concluded that it could not be inoro than a minute or two, and per- hupihul a fow seconds before I would accompany my poor unfortunate com rades to eternity. Thu thick mass of Indians whom I was combatting, and by whom I was; no closely surrounded, appeared at last to niovo slowly in one direction; and thai hack from tho river, without any chunges in our relative positions, tir any abatement of thu furious combat. Myself in thu center, situa ted in such u manner that it required much more power and strength than I possessed to long maintain the tin equal conllict. I knew for certain that I was killing some of the Indian! for the pressure from the outside was so great that those forming tho inner wall of the circle could not avoid my well directed blows. During all this time no one would expect me to re main unharmed. I received very many blows upon my body, arms nml j iron." " Four nothing," replied Aras shoulders. I at last received a blow pus, " I am Miro of myself and will nii tipou the head from u club which jswer with my life that I shall do noth knocked mo to the ground, wondering j ing contrary to my duty." Xcvcrthe how 1 had escaped to long. Had j less, his passion for tho voting princess they suddenly closed upon mo at this particular moment, I might easily have been dispatched. 1 was not stunned, mid no hones were broken. Instantly jumping to my feet, I found the space in which 1 was fighting, smaller and so contracted that 1 hud scarcely enough room to swing my weapon. Ileing nerved to desperation I no doubt accomplished much more than could have been done under it less statu of excitement. I soon made room in which to handle my self, and the light went on as before. The whole force whooping, howling and yelling us only Indians can, was still moving along, when with one desperate lunge I succeeded in break ing the living wall for tho first time, mid, at it happened, on the side op posite to the river. This was tho first time that daylight had been visible through tho crowd since tho light bo gun. As 1 looked through tho gap across the level prairie, and saw tho thick green timber, u Hash of hope, although n faint one, for tho firt timu passed over mu. Sudden us thought 1 rushed through tho open ing thus made, mid as 1 run, I looked back over my left shoulder, speculat ing in my terribly agitated mid con fused mind, us to what tho result of this new movement would bo, when I was suddenly struck by an arrow ho tween tho left hip, and lowor ribs, which penetrated tho abdomen, and passed about two-thirds of tho way through my hotly. Animals are some times shot in such u manner as to cuuso them to stop suddenly, even when running at full speed ; this ar- j rrow liad tho same elfect upon mo. I Finding it impossible to move, I jerk- cd it out, drawing olftho barb, and ul- ku tho point of tho main shult to which the barbed point was fastened No pain was experienced when tho arrow entered, hut tho suddenness with which tho point was drawn oil' inside tho body, was, to say the least, u painful moment to me. I thought for a second or two that I must give way and full down from the effects of it, but singular as it may appear, the excitement overcame tho pain, antl in a moment I had as good use of njy self as before. The fight now assumed altogother n dilfcrent character, uml us I hail thought a little about escaping, I was probably much nioro sonsitivoof duu ger than proviously. The greutor portion of tho Indians at this timu fell back toward tho river where tho fight begun, to plunder or mutilate tho dead or to assist in torturing some poor fellow whoso life had not quite passed away, or to look after tho dead nutl wounded of their own ; while about fifteen or twenty, armed with bows mid arrows, scattered out in In dian stylo, taking position on overy side mid only u fow fcot distant, (7'ofcecoiint(fd) Tiik bill to prevent hind monopoly which bus passed tho California Son ate provides that no deed or instru ment conveying absolute title to laud within tba.t State shall Ite recorded unless it shall havo attached to it a cortificato, duly acknowledged, show ing that tho parly to whom tho prom ises aro convoyed will not bo made tho owner bv the instrument of more than 1,280 acres of agricultural laud suitable for cultivation nor moro than 5,120 uures of griutng hind not suitable lOl'UlllliVUllOII. Anecdote of Vyrti. llollin's Ancient Hint. After one of tho successful battles of Cyrus' expedition against tho Hub ylouiunM, amongst the prisoners of war j taken thero was u young princess of I t. ...... . v.. t iu'.t .. I.......I.. .. !..... fltr... IlllfnV. VAllllinilU llUt.lll'J, I1IMJII. HIVJ i had renerved for Cvnm. Her naino' was I'anthea, tho wife of Abradutes, William II. Taylor, who will bo ro king of Ktisiaiin. Cpon the report I mpinbcrcdns having been for many made lo Cyrus of her extraordinary beauty, he refused to seo her; for four (as ho said) such mi object might on gagu his ullectinns more than ho de sired, nml divert him from tho great designs he had in view. Hut AracpaH, a young nobleman of Media, hud not the Hume distrust of his own weak less, and pretended that a man may ' bo always master of himself. Cyrus committed the princess to his care, with the admonition : " I have seen a. great many persons who thought themselves very strong, overcome by that violent passion, in spite of all their resolution ; who have owned af terwards, with tdiaiiio and grief, that their passion was a houdugo and slav ery from which they had'not the pow er to redeem themselves; an incura ble distemper, out of the reach of all remedies and human cllbrts; a kind of bond or necessity, more difficult to force than tho strongest chains of iucrcaKcd, nml she was obliged to make Cyrus acquainted with his con duct, who sent an olliccr to reprove Arnspcs in his name. Sonic days af ter Cyrus sent for him. He went to the prince with fear and trembling, and instead of being reproached as he expected, Cyrus spoke gently to him. acknowledging his own error for hav ing imprudently exposed him to so formidable an enemy. Hy such an unexpected kindness the young noble man recovered both life nml speech. "Alas," says he, " now I am come to tho knowledge of myself, and find most plainly that I have two hoiiIs; otic that inclines mo to good, another that incites mo to evil. The former prevails when you speak to me, mid comes to my relief ; when I am alone, and left to myself, I give way to, and am empowered by the bitter." Aras pes made advantageous amends for his fault, and rendered Cyrus consid erable service, by retiring among the Assyrians, under tho pretence of dis content, and by giving intelligence of their measures and designs. The loss of so bravo mi olliccr, whom discontent was supposed to have en gaged on the enemy's side, caused a great concern in the whole army. Pauthen, who had occasioned it, prom- j iscd Cyrus to supply his place with an officer of equal merit ; she meant her ! husband Abradatcs. Accordingly, upon her writing to him, ho repaired to tho camp of tho Persians with 2000 horse, and was directly curried to Pun tbea's tent, who told him, with a flood of (cars, how kindly and circumspectly sho had been treated by the generous conqueror. "Anil how," cried out Ah- radates, "shall I bo able to acknowl- edge so important a service?" "IJv behaving towards. him," replied then, " us he hath done towards mo." Whereupon ho waited immediately upon Cyrus, and grasping tho hand of his benefactor. " You seo beforo you," says ho to him, "tho tenderest friend, tho most devoted servant, and thu fnitlifullesi ally you ever had ; who not being otherwise able to acknowl edge your favors, comes and devotes himself entirely to your service." Cy rus received him with such a noble and generous ir, accompanied by so much tenderness mid humanity, that fully convinced him, that whatever Pmithca had said of tho wonderful character of that Prince, was abiind. antly short of tho truth. A dispatch says : Tho caso of Jos sio Raymond against Senator Hill cumoup in tho Circuit Court of this District on tho 7th. A motion was made by Senator Hill's counsel that the case bo stricken from tho docket on tho ground that the suit was insti tuted by plainlilf's attorney without phiintilf's consent and against her pro test. Later in day Mrs Loukwood appeared with Miss Hnymoud.nnd tho latter swore to an ullidavit that sho had authorized its prosecution ; and that her claim for dainagos was a just and true one. Tho court took tho mo tion of Hill's counsel under advise ment. Comimmans aro indignant that thoy cannot grant a cnnnl privilego without tho United States claiming a right to interfere, and say that whon thoy want "protection" from us, or any one else, thoy will give notice. .1Iore not I In; Bleu I I nrcutor of I ho 'I'clr(frali. Jouninl of the Telcgrnpli. The forthcoming annual report of the SinitliKo.iian Institute will con tain an important contribution to the liiufi.rtr nt 1 1 1 ft 1oflrif f nif.rr n 1 1 ll I 111 ..I....V.J v. v.. u.....v w. ..., thcfjhape of a memoir by Professor years connected Willi tno united Stntes Patent Olficc, on tho discover ies mid inventions of the late Profes sor Joseph Henry, and their relation to tho development of the electric telegraph. Wo shnll hereafter lake occasion to review this memoir with something of the completeness which its importance warrants. Meantime) our renders will bo interested in the following chapter, which wo reprint from the appendix to the memoir, ad vance sheets of which have been placed at our disposal by the courtesy of the author. In a biographical sketch of Alfred Vail by Mr. Frederick llrcnt Iteud, of Cincinnati, published in 187.1, the writer states without qualification : "Alfred Vail first produced in the new instrument the first available Mone machine. Ho invented the first combination of tho horizontal lover motion to actuate n pen or pen cil or style, and the entirely new tele graphic alphabet of dots, spaces and murks, which it necessitated ; and he did so prior to September, 183", the month when -tho old instrument pass ed into his hands forrccoustritction. . . The new machine was Vail's, not Morse's. The claim is nearly made, then, that Alfred Vail in the first place invented an entirely new alpha bet ; secondly, he invented an entire ly new machine in which was the first combination of the horizontal lover motion to actuato a pen or pen cil or style, so arranged as to perform the new duties required with precis ion, simplicity nml rapidity; and thirdly, Vail invented, several years afterward in 1814, the new lover and grooved roller which embossed into paper the wholly simple and perfect alphabetic characters which he alone originated." Numerous experiments with various kinds of pencils, fountain-pens, and inked roulettes, having shown their inefficiency for tho uniform marking of tho "dot and ibsh" alphabet, Alfred Vail at last boldly discarded all mark ing devices, and employed a, blunt steel point near tho end of the regis, tering lever, playing directly over a narrow groove in the roller which supported tho record-fillet of paper. In this manner tho variable lines of Vail alphabet wore permanently in dented in the paper with perfect facil ity mid unerring regularity. Mr. F. II. Head, in his biographical sketch of Samuel F. II. Morse (in the work just quoted), after alluding to his original apparatus as being placed by him "in Mr. Vail's hands foran entire mechan ical reconstruction throughout, to speak a languago not only wholly unknown to the first machine, but to perform cntiicly now functions, and to produce an entirely now system of signs and letters which tho first by its structure was physically incapable of Pun-.being mndo to speak;" adds, with re gurd to Mr. Ynil's subsequent improve nient, "His inoro perfect invention of a steel style upon a lever which could strike into the paper as it was drawn onward over a grooved roller and em jf'0 upon it tho sumo alphabetic characters was not made until 1S44, about tho time tho first lino of tele graph began to operate between llal timoro and Washington." Simple as may appear tho substitu. tion of the dry point for tho inked wheel or pen, its introduction effected a wonderful saving of time, of attcn- tion and of annoyance. In a inomor- andum attached to the original mo del of tho lover-stylo antl grooved roll er, Alfred Vail wrote, "I have not assorted publicly my right as first mid solo inventor because I wished to proservo tho peaceful unity of tho in vention, and because I could not, ac cording to my contract with Professor Morso, havo got a patent for it." Mr. Iteud, in the smno biography of Morse, after quoting his feeblo and insufilcient tribute to Vail, in his speech nt tho banquet given at Now York on tho evening of .December 20, 1S0S, in honor of tho "successful" in ventor (in which ho said of his intel lectual offspring, "It found a friend in Mr. Alfred Vail, of New Jersoy, who, with his father mid brother, furnhhed the tardus to give tho child a decent dress"), makes tho comment, "It would have been more magnanimous if in those Inst days of tho aged savant ho had stated the preciso facts, and given Alfred Vuil tho full credit to which ho was justly entitled. Ho would thus havo generously raisod a fitting monument to the' memory of one who hail years before 'been gath ered to his fathers' in the prime of manhood, who had with wondrous modesty and singular nrtfeenco re frained from claiming as of his own invention, the improved 'Morse' in strtimciit and alphabet." In again referring to this subject in his following sketch of the life of Vail, tlw author adds, "These arc the quiet mid stilxluitl terms in which Professor Morse was content to hand his co-inventor ami early friend down to trostcrity. He makes no allusion to Alfred Vail which would lead any one to suspect that he was anything more than u skillful mechanic that Vail had ccr done anything beyond put ting into form the conception of Morse's brain. To say the least,it was an unh.irpy holding on? from a mag nanimous and generous course." At a meeting of the directors of tho "Magnetic Telegraph Company," hold at Philadelphia on the lCth of February, 18o9, for the purpose of giv ing expression to their feelings on the recent death of Alfred Vail (a brother director), Amos Kendall, in second ing mid warmly supporting tho offer ed resolutions of respect and grief, is thus reported: "In tho words of the (distinguished associate and friend of boli), the Hon. Amos Kimball, 'If jus ticc bo donct the name of Alfred Vail will forever stand associated with that of Samuel F. U. Morse, in the history of the invention and introduction into public use, of the electro-magnetic telegraph. . . . Mr. Vail was one of the most honest and scrupulously conscientious men with whom it has ever been my fortune to meet." Surely it is time that Alfred Vail should receive the tartly justice of some public acknowledgment of his very ingenious mid meritorious inven tions in telegraphy, and of grateful remembrance, particularly for his val uable contribution to the "Morse system" of its practically most imK)r tant clement. A PcrlloiiM Situation. Willamette Fanner. A private letter from, Pendleton, Umatilla county, contains the follow ing particulars of a terrible accident which resulted in the death of a vic ious horse, and only by a miracle was prevented from proving fatal so a Mr. Green. The details arc as follows Mr. A. E. Scott and C. F. Green, both brother-in-l.iw to Mr. J. Q. Spaulding, commercial traveler for Hodge, Davis it Co. wero engaged in digging a well on a ranch about twenty-five miles from Pendleton, near tho Meadows, on Umatilla, ou the 13th inst., and while Scott was trying to break a young horse, ho approached the well which was down about thirteen feet at tho time, to speak to Green, who was down in tho well digging away. As Scott attempted to stop the horse, it whirled around and with its ears pinned back and mouth wido open, madcuphngc for him. He dodged and into tho well the horse tumbled. As he went down his shoulders and side struck Green, crushing him to tho earth. Tho only thing that pre vented his being instantly killed was a box which was suspended by a rope which was fastened above. This sus tained sufficient weight to allow him to breathe, having been crushed down so that his face come beside the box. As quick as Hash Scott realized the situation and knew that the frantic efibrts of tho animal would quickly kill the man beneath him, and seizing an ax he jumped down upon thcani mal and a life an.l death struggle an sued. At length he managed to strike tho horso a blow oil tho head which stunned him, and ho thou .quickly dispatched him, as every timo he struggled, largo quantities of earth poured down upon tho luckless Green who was imprisoned beneath. Scott climbed to tho surfaco antl ran a mile and a half for help. Returning as quickly ss possible, they set to work cutting the horse to pieces and hoist ing it out of tho well. Mrs. Green, tho unfortunate man's wife was pres ent and while hoisting portions of tho animal to tho surfaco, cheered her husband by telling ho would soon bo released. The ioor man was snlfer- ing intense agony, mid said ho could not livo a ininuto longer. Ho bade his wifo farewell in choking sobs, and nil was silent beneath tho steaming mass of flesh and blood. With fran tic efforts the animal was torn limb from limb until tho last piece was cleared away, and the unconscious man was fould buried to his chin in dirt mid gravel saturated with blood. The sight was ahorriblo one, yet with all speed, urged on hy tho half dis tracted wife, the work was hurried to completion nnd tho unfortunate man lifted to the surfaco. Ho was carried to his homo, where restoratives were applied, mid in a short time his eyes opened and again ho spoke. Al though no bones wero broken he was badly crushed and bruised and may be confined to his bed for weeks. He had a. very narrow escape, and ho owra his life in a great part to his brave wife, who lent material aid in the work, as well as ehctrctl tho dying man to bear up a little longer. It is safe to ray that in the future Mr. Scott will exercise more care wliilo circling about a well with a young horse, especially when his brother-in-law is in it. The IrrcjtrrMnlblc Hook I-'IcHd. We take following from a very re liable exchange, but do not vouch for its truth : A book agent recently met nitb serious accident in thcsriburf of La Cross. lie was -walking along the railroad when a freight train came along. The unfortunate man was struck by the engine and knocked di rectly across he track. Some fifty three cars passed over him. He was tumbled down a bank 800 feet high over stones, and stumps, and just ns he got to the edge of the river ho struck ngainst a pile driver that wa at work, and, his head lying on top of the pile for a minute or two, the-ponderous hammer descended, striking him on the check, bruising his face somewhat. The shock rolled him into the river just as an up river packet was pas sing, and by some mishap the unfor- ' tunntc man was entangled in one of the wheels, whirled round and round for an hour and a half before he as discovered and released. He was picked up nearly senseless and re moved to the cabin, where his wants wero supplied. After he hod eaten a hearty meal ho was approached by the captain, who asked : "Is there anything you would Iiko to have?" "No, no," replied the canvasser, "there is nothing but this " "What! what !" ejaculated the cap tain, "what is it?"' The book agent smiled sweetly as ho produced a subscription list and said: "Subscribe for that beautiful book entitled, 'The Poisoned Gum Drop, or The Candy Woman's Revenge,' by the author of 'Jones, the Button-Holo Maker." Chooxiug u Wife. Never marry a woman simply because she lias a handsome f mo or a well-turned figure; for we sfcon become insensible to an gelic forms and faces. If her countenance has life arftl intelligence, if her walk and carriage are modest and lady-like, and if tho whole appearance indicates she has a mind, heart and soul, why she is worth all tho simpering, mincing, flirting, affected misses that ever brought good looks as their only marriage dower. If the fair one you are ad dressing is rich in houses, Iinds, Kink stock or railway shares, her worldly gear should not prove an insurmountable objection ; but if she is poor like yourself, so much the bet. tcr. There is nothing like a young couple, about the age of 20, starting in life with fond hearts, clear beads, easy consciences and empty pockets. You havo something to hope for, to work for, to live for I Your early struggles with the crosses of this lifo will only bind you the closer to your young, ardent and loving wife. 'JTcaupcr. A hasty temper often leads young men into great mistakes. It frequently causes them to misunderstand an employer's inten tion, anil to resent as an insult what was meant only as a just rebuke. In this way a young man sometimes loses a valnalile situ ation, and has to begin the world over again. And, unfortunately, Ids hasty temper does tint permit him to learn wisdom from his experience. On tlw-contrary, it too often leads him again into the same mistake, and he is again set adrift. His temper grows worse and worse, until at last he becomes unbearable, and noliody will long keep him in employment. On the other hand, a good temper and an obliging disposition, when combined with honesty nnd industry, aro invaluable qualities in ewry one who hat ' his way to m iko in the world. ' ' Omaha, April 3, M. V. Tracy was ; unintentionally killed by his father-'-, on Wednesday near Ord, Valley coun ty. Ho returned homo with lis.broth or from a hunt, mid to play a joke. otu . their father they fired their guns, and , ! burst open the door. Tho father, who . had $1,000 in tho house, supposed , that robbers wero attacking him., Asking Who was thero and receiving no reply, ho fired a gun and shot his son, M. V. Tracy, who died shortly... after. . ., Colton, Ca!,, April 3. A smash up ... occurred on tho Southern Pacific road -last night near Cabnson station. Nineteen cars loaded with steel rails, lumber and merchandise, wero wreck ed and an engine badly damaged. Robert Huett, a fireman, was quito soriously hurt by jumping from his engine. An unknown tramp who was stealing a ride in a stage couch loaded on n flat was killed.