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EVERY HATUltDAY MORNING
Webster, hacker & lockhart,
Marshllold, Coos Co., Or.
tim interests of south'
i:rx okkgon always
Terms, In Alliance.
Hix iiioiiIIih ....
The Development of our Mines, thd
Improvement of our harbors, nnd raiN
road communication vv ith the Interior
masj-iftkld, o:r., Saturday, juistk 2g7 isso.
ornciAi. I'Ai'iiit or coos eo.
Stale of Orcyan.
tiovcrnor, W. W. Tlmyor
Kcctvdiiy of Stale, , It. P. Em hart
Troasuior, E. IIiiihIi
Supt. Public Schools, J. L. Powell
2d Judicial Dhtiiil.
J nil go,
J.F. Wat son
.1. II. Nosier
It. 0. Dement
A (I. Aiken
.). F. Monro
S 1'. Hughes
A II 'Moore
A M. Gillespie
M II Gibson
Tlio KHliililo .Hun.
ICato Thorn, ill N. Y. Weekly.
Tlio reliable man is nlwajs there
when ho is wanted. You do nol havo
to Bond to twenty (lillcrciil places af
ter him ; if lie is not al home, hi w ifc
an tell J on where ho in. Theiuliahle
iiiiiu alwny tells his mission to hi
He is not fool enough to many a
woman he. cannot trii"t.
Ho is not much of a talker, hut ho
thinks a great, deal. Ho looks at a
atibjeet in all its bearings. His judg
ments aro unbiased. If ho should he
elected Governor, ho will carry Stato
ull'.iiis with .i just mid linn hand.
In private life, he will alwnvs huo
plenty of kindlii (-wood read in the
morning. No running mound in the
cold for him, before he has nude Ins
toilet. Ho wont lu likely to whip
liis children when they don't, diservo
it. Ho can he ir allii"ioii to u religious
or political belief, which duos not tic
eord with his own, without going into
lie can givo odvico, and keep his
temper if it is nol taken .mil followed.
lie knows theio are people in the
worltl lionidn himself. Ilo believes
thai this planet will cmliuito to be
inn with .i moder.itu dcgieuof suocowi
xifter ho shall sleep with his fathers.
He inner tells what he would have
lone, "if ho had only been there."
If ho makes jou ,l promUo, jou
know that ho will keep it, unless ho
lies before the time for its icdeiiip
t ioti. If ho states a fuel for u faction
can credit the statement. If ho sells
you a hoi(,au(l warrants him sound,
j on need not look for a epnvin or u
liughoiie, after the liisl day's hard
His wold is as good as his bond
Ho is honest; jou can trust him to
ilo as ho agrees. You need not walch
him, hu will do just as well without it
Ilo bus respect unto himself, and
would he ashamed to luno his own
hoiiI convict him of dishonesty.
If you are in trouble, jou know you
can expect help fioni him. If jou
am "down in tlio world," ho will
Htaud by you. If other friends have
forsaken you ho will uphold and sup
In society, the reliable man is
worth his weight in gold. In the
church ho is invaluable ; he will pass
tlio contribution box when the wind
una are laid up with had colds , ho
will lake riiio of the minister's lmifo
when he goes away for a day's pleas
uring j ho will help tho ladies put
down the now vcstiy cm pet, mid ho
is roady to stir tho oyster stew, or
tend thu clovator fioni the kitchen,
when tho society havo an "old folks'
All tho gills like him, all tho Inns
respect him, and his wife is pioud of
1)1111,1111(1 lays gio.il Micas on what
"my husband" s.iy. for she knows
lie is icliablo. And we devoutly wish
llioio worn moio like him.
Km: bundled of Sitting Hull's hnud
from the other side of (ho intoi nation
al boundary caino in a few days ago
liuil suriondoiod to Lieut. Whistler,
toprcsontiiig (icncial Miles. Tho hi
iliaiis woio in a sliuving condition
and woio fed and caied for. It is said
that more aio about to t'oiuo in.
Fjooiw In Wisconsin luivo douo
much damage to piopurty, and 1(1,
((00,000 of logrt have biokou loose; loss
ln Chippewa valley estimated n fl,
0(M),tK ; dams hioaking, towns inun
dated, and hoiuoa ami bains lout in
Norniiiifii'A.viiiNn an increase of
fl 10,000,000 in San Kraiicieo piopeily
Miluutioii this jonr, it i twtimiilvd
Hint tho tax levy next your will ho two
tlollumontliu liiimliui'l for city and i
Tim I Hoy.
Little Hoik Giiotto.
Tho other da u lady. accoiiiianied
by her son, n very small boy, boaidcd
a tiaiu at Little Hock. Tho woman
had n enrcworn expression hanging
over her face liko n tattoicd vail, and
many of the rapid questions asked by
tho boy woio nnswoiod by an uncon
Ma," said tlio boy, "that man's liko
u b.iby, ain't ho? " pointing to u bald
headed man Hitting Justin front of
"Why must I hush?"
After a few momenta silence, "Ma,
what's the matter with that man's
"Hush, I toll you. llo'abuld."
" 1 1 is head hasn't got uny hair on it."
"Did it como oil?"
"I guess ho."
"Will ininocoino off?"
"Then I'll ho bald, won't I?"
"Will you ciuo?"
"Don't ask co many questions."
After another bilonco tho boy ox
claimed, "Ma, look at that Ily on that
"If jou don't hush I'll whip you
when I get homo."
"Look! There's another lly. Look
at 'em light; look at Yin!"
' Madam," said tho man, putting
aside a newspaper and looking niouiid.
what's tho matter with tli.it young
Tho woman blushed, stammered
out something, ami attempted to
smooth hack the boy's hair.
"One lly, two llios, thrco Hies," said
tho hoy innocently, following with
his eyes a basket of oranges cat ried by
"Here, you young hedgo hog," said
tho bald-bended man, "if you don't
hush I'll have the conductor put you
Tho poor woman, not knowing
what else to do, boxed tho hoy's oars,
and then g.ivo him an oi.iuge to keep
him fiom crying.
"Ma, havo I got led marks on my
"I'll slap you if you don't hush."
"Mistor," said the boy after a shoit
sileiico, "does it hint to bo bald
headed?" "Youngster," said tho man, "if
you'il keep qtiiot I'll give you a quor
lor." The boy promised and tho money
was paid over.
The man tool; up his papor and 10
sumed his leading.
"This is my bald-headed money,"
sud thu boy. "When I'm bald-headed
I'm gout' to give boys money. Mislei,
luivo all biild-hcaded men got mono ?"
The annoyed man lluow down his
paper, iirmi' and exclaimed "Mad
am, w lion vou tiavel, leave that young
gorilla at home. Hitherto I always
thought the old prophet was very
ciuel for calling tho sho-boaid to kill
ehiblien for making spoil of his head,
but I am now foiced to believe that
he did a Chiistiau act. If youi hoy
had been in tho crowd ho would have
died first If I can't find auothei
scat on this train I'll lide on tho cow
catcher lather than lemiiin hum."
"Tho biilddiciiled man is gone,"
said the boy, and the mother leaned
hack ami blow u tiled sigh fiom her
'I'll!) .lIoillll IlltllllllN,
The Moipiis Indians of Aiioua,
numbering seventeen bundled, live
in i-ovcii villages on tho tops of thieo
dill's or headlands that iio moie than
six bundled feet above tho plains.
Why they chooo Ihcso unhandy
places is u nij story. On i caching tho
villages, saja u rccout visitor, ono
finds one's self on n Hat ledge of bate
look, which extends out fiom the
main table neatly half a mile in
length, and fiom ton feel to poihaps
thieo bundled feet in width. Tho
sides aio almost perpendicular. The
most populous of those, villages, Walla-pi,
is on tho extiemo end of tho
lock, whno tho width is not over a
bundled feet. Tlio water for nil pur
poses is canied on tho lueks
of the men and women fiom a
hpring near tho foot of mountain, a
distancoof nonily a milo, while the
wood is biought eight miles, lleie
Hioko people luivo lived longer than
they can tell, ovon fiom their tiadi
lions ; and hithorlo they have boon
iidveiso to a eliango of location, not
withstanding tho dilllculty of obtain
ing thoirnocossaiy supplies and tho
distance fiom their fields and bonis.
SuAit.M.sof giasMhoppois have ap
pealed in the Willow Cieek counliy,
Happy Canyon and tho Walla Walla
valley. There is talk among the fat in-
- "" of cutting thoir grain for hay, to
xave li iioiii mo ravage oi uivu puaia.
AiK'ololo of it IIohIoii I.imn-,
lloslon Cor, Waterhury American.
Ono occasionally sees tho form of
tho'vonoruble Henry W. I'aine as ho
walks with mind ahoibcd in his woik
(o and fiom his office and the courts,
and is forced to admire and almost
love tho man from tho sweet, genial
smile which occasionally passes over
his features, and from tho grave,
courteous manner with which ho re
plies to the salutations of all who
gioethiin. Asa law, or, particularly
in nialtois pertaining to real ostato,
ho ranks at the bund of his profession,
and as a man ho is chivalrous and
generous to tho extreme, a perfect
"old school" gentleman. It is a
pleasure to laV3ors and laymen alike
to witness him conducting acaso, and
although his contempt for our bu
piemecotul is well known, it seldom
manifests itself dining a tiial. In
numerable are the slorios told of this
contempt. Some years ago he tried
a case for a lady client, but did not
received a decision in his favor, al
though justice and equity would have
warranted it. As ho and his client
weio leaving the eotut room, tho la
dy, who is well known as an exponent
of woman's tights, said to him, "That
was rank injustice." "Certainly, ma
dame," Mr. I'aino replied. "Mr.
I'aine," tho lady continued, "when wo
women got a chnnco to sit on that
bench such injustice will not bo pos
sible." With ono of his rich, i.iro
smiles the great lawyer said: "Ma
dame, never expect to K'o u grcnter
set of old woman than aic at prccnl
on the Massachusetts supiomo court
bench." A short time ago, while on
his way to Cambridge, ho was obseiv
cd by one of tho younger and lesser
lights of tho bar, who was acquainted
with him, lending a hheop-coveied
book, and tho joung man, catching
his e)0, said . "Ah1 Mr. I'aine, lend
ing law? I thought von knew tlio
law, nod it was for youngstcis to
study it." CJiavoly ho leplkd, "I am
not lending law, I am reading one of
the decisions of tho Massachusetts
supremo court." Tho 1 tut, however,
of all, whose sccuiacy is vouched for
by many persons, is a-litllo passage
at arms between Mr. I'aino nnd the
Chief-.Iu-lice. During a tiial Mr.
I'aino, while calmly arguing a legal
point to the full bench, wab interrupt
ed by Chiof-.lur.tico (liny, who said,
"Mr. I'aine. you know that is not the
law of this State." Without the
change of a niuselo, without an eleva
tion of his voice, with only a little
pallor about the temples to show that
ho felt tho insult, Henry W. I'aino
said: "I beg your honor's pnidou.
It ium the law in this commonwealth
until vour honor just pokc." The
emphasis on tho was, the nice dis
ci iinination between "your honors,"
the full liench, and "your honor," who
had criticised him, caused tho huily
Chief-Justice's face to assume a i od
der tint than high living had aheady
implanted on it.
Whoever you be, bo that. Ho
vouiiiolf. Believing in one's K'lf
is not per ne tho development of
hclllshness. lly no moans. It ii us
ing self, hut, not necesMirily thoioforo,
for solf. It may ho in devotion to the
interests of all mankind. "Selfish
neo" nllirins tho end, but "solf-ioli-anco"
tho means. And what better,
moio available, more natural moans'
It is using the capital tlod gave you
WVo is tho man who employed his
ow n, w ithout boirow ing hi neighbor'-.
You can hotter wield vour weapons
than another's. Tho minor of Saul
lioio down David. Then htiiko with
your own hands in your own way.
Don't try to foicoanotl.or man's stylo,
hciuing, genius, into your own flesh
mid blood. It will novor fit. "What
Cod low joined together let no man
put asunder." Xot to your honor,
pio.-eivo jour individuality. Do not
sink it into a stmulaid fashioned by
society, or attempt to model it aftor
another. That other may bo a great
and good man, but he never becamo
so by becoming some one else. Kully
dovolop jour stiength by oultuio.
Hi ace etmigly the weak places. Vol
lull, if jou will, tho slimp edges mid
nnglcs of your cccontiicities, but nov
or move out of the houto, and clear
across tho way into homebody's else.
Slick to the old homestead whoio you
weto bout. Theio you will ho at
ease, and able to move about in couli
deuco and graeo. When you find a
nimitijiugto think, eat, mid t-lcep
liko another, instead of jut simply
thinking, eating and sleeping, with
no thought of nnotlior, you will find
ono handicapped for life.
Tun DoniooinU of Maker county
oleet Tiavilliou Shoilir, and l'aikor
Clink. Tlio liopuhlioniH oloot ICyl
lojja Tioiuuior, and Douloy, Itopio-iJouTiitivi).
Tlio I'IcimI mid IIIn I.kiiii.
Detroit Tree Prows.
Blast him I
Blast him again I
Tuin ovorin bod and vow Hint you
will shoot his lions, poifou his dog
and leave fitih bones where his cat
will find them and choke to denth.
Why, that tiipplc-phited, bomb
proof, iron coaled and hard-hatted
next door man who wont to bed at
sundown for no other purpoio than to
get up at r n. m., and gallop his old
Invvn-mowei around I
"Jlattlel Whirr! Hang! Wr-rr-rrl"
Oh! he's there! He simply stopped
for a moment to spit on his hands nnd
getieady for a new twist. Just C
o'clock by the bells, and wine fool of
n doctor has told him that the morn
ing air is good for him! Ilo knows
that ho is disturbing every man, wo
man mid child within n block of him ;
but what docs he cnic?
There he goes? lie's got his coat
off, his pants in his boot-legs, nnd hc'i
thinking how nico it must bo to live
in tho countiy nnd canter mound
over tho dow-wct swnrd. County bo
Iringcd ! Lawn-mow era nnd next door
neighbors bo hanged' The man who
sold him that lanw-mower warranted
it to bo noiseless. Just leinember
that when you get shooting! Noise
"M-in-in-in! Burri-r-r' -z-.-7c!"
Tho baby wakes up with a howl
Why shouldn't he? Can a baby stand
more than a horse? Kverybodj wakes
up. If jou think people can sleep on
and dream of the gates of heaven
while a man is pounding t-heet iron
with ahamnier,you h.ivolivod in vain.
"G-u-r-r ! '
Good. His old machine has struck
aNtone. Hope tho contact has w touch
ed oil' cveij- wheel, twitted even
spiiug out of place, and flung (ho vil
lain head over heels against the
fonco! Nobody but a villain would
havo a lawn to mow in tho liist place,
and nobody hut a mutton head would
go sloshing mound on an empty stoiu
nch in' this malaiinus climate. His
health? What is his health compar
ed lo the poaco uf his neigbors ? Who
emes whether ho gels fat and lives
mi itr vrnu 4 lnmi tmil fllitM? It,.
"i " O'"" ' -" - - '
Theio ho goes, tho old machine,
making moio noise than evot! Hit
him with n brick. Xo, don't do it!
Such a man as that couldn't appreci
ate a decent clip on tho car with a
hiissilo inado by human hands. Diaw
a bead on him with a shot gnu?
Xcvor! Keep vour ammunition for
owls. Owls have t-ono enough to
stick by tho roost until .-ovon o'clock.
Argue with him? Xot much ; you
couldn't convince such a man that
ho ought lo bo inn over by a drovo of
Texas htoeis any more than you could
make a Ttuk boliovo that ho ought to
pay JOO cents on the dollar.
"Gur-g-g-g! .-z-z-z! Dang! Rat-tlo-r-i-r-rip!"
Lot him alone! Theio is a Piovi
deuce, and that Piov idenco sometimes
gives n villain lopo to play with, jiist
to sco 'ini squ'uin when ho is biought
up with a shaip tuin. That mower
may o.xplodo. If not, tho nioiniig
air may biing on soio tluo.it, tooth
ache, nouialgu and colds. May ho
have them all jump in on him at once
and stand by him liko mi Indian's
ineinoiy, and may ovoiy neighbor
whom ho has distuibed by hi villain
ous noiso grow fat and slook mid rich,
and live to beat him for the only office
hoover caied for."
I, mill OIIU'o OiMlor.
Tho Commisfcioners of tho Genoial
Land Office, being inhumed that nows
papois have chmgod exorbitant piieos
for publication of loud notices, issues
a ciicularin which ho says: I theio
foto diiect that the maximum charges
for publication of notices of applica
tion for patent to mineial lauds shall
not exceed fifteen (15) dolhus; and
for publication of citations in contosts.
or homings involving tho character
of lands, ten(10) dollms.
You mo hotel)' instructed to pto
inulgitto this oulor by mailing n copy
of (his eiicuhir to each of tho nowspa
pois published within jour land (lis
tiict; and you will icpoit to mo nil
etuos in which it shall como to your
knowledge that an excess in said rates
shall havo boon chaiged.
It is estimated that tho titno wasted
by women of tho United States in
looking utrdoi tho beds fur niou at
night if (IovoUhI to woik would icult,
in n oar's lime, in nmking 17,000
pains 'uf uleiHler for tho heathen.
'I'ln INrxl I.cIhIiiIii !
The Legislature which will assem
ble next September will bo Kcpubli
can in both branches. Tho rtprccen
tntion of the several counties will bo
as follows: The names marked with
a aro Democrats.
Shxati! iioi.n ov:n si:.vatoiis
JJaker f. D. J I nines'.
Chitffop, Columbia mid Tillamook
C. W. Kulton.
Clackamns J. T. Apporson.
Grant Tlios. DavicUon.
Jackson J. K. ltoss.
Line K. IJ. Cochran.
Linn "J. If. Smith, W. It. Bilycti.
Multnomaji Sol Hirsch.
Marion Wm. Waldo, J. W. Grim.
Umatilla S. M. Pennington.
Yamhill C. II. Burch.
lancrno io kill vacakciks.
Denton 12. Woodard.
Marion X. IJ. Knight.
ELECTED foil HECULAU TEKM.
Ucnton and Polk It. Clow.
Clackamas W. A. Starkweather.
Coos nnd Currj- J. M. Siglin.
Douglas Geo. AY. Colvig, D. W.
Josephine John IJ. Sifeis.
Lane T. G. Hendricks.
Linn X. IJ Humphrey.
Multnomah Jos. Simon, A. W.
Polk J. D. Lee.
Union Dunham Wright.
Wasco and Lake N. II. Gates.
Washington It. II. Tyson.
Yamhill W. J. McConnclI.
Republican, 10; Democrats, 13;
Uaker L. 15. Ithinchart, A. J.
Denton F. M. Wadsworlh, G. A
Waggoner, Allen Parker.
Clackamas II. Will, George Pross
or, A. C. Wilbur, It. J. Sharp.
Cl.il-op and Tillamook-F. J. Taj lor.
Coos Win. Morras.
f'..,w ...! r.,... . i..i,.:..i. c,i
Giant J. J Woiccbler.
.laekon Mingus, A. C. Stanlev.
Jo-ej bine G IJ Caldwell.
Lake O. A. St earn..
Lane .1 W Harpole, A. J. Zuin
wait,.!. M Thonip-on,J. C.Wallace
Linn S A Dawson, Win. Paul, J.
It. Schooling, Ue.o E. Chambeilain,
II Shelton,Jsicob Xowinan.
Million T Ford, W.M. Collard.D
W. Craig, T. T. Gccr, John Minto,
Multnomah 0. P. S. Plummer, V.
E. Meyer, C. P. Yates, W. S. Ueobe,
Frank Pa v ne, J. 1). Riles, Ponumbia
Polk F. A. Pattcison, Wm. Savage,
M L Pipes.
Umatilla J. K. Kelly, 0. T
Union Jen y Tuttle, J. J. Rlev
Wasco Z. F. Moodv, .T. II. Uiid
Washington W. R. Rarrett, J. L
Smith, L. Patter-on.
Yamhill Lee Laughlin, D. O. Dur
ham, Wii. Galloway.
Sonate Republicans, - - 10
Independent, - 1
House Republican?, - - - .19
Republican majority in Senate, 2;
in tho llouie, IS- on 'joint ballot, 20.
A I'm-TuI lUuchliic.
The Milwaukee Sun says Sam Me
dill has invented a device to prevent
maiket men fiom paliningolYold egg
for fiesh ones. The invention is thus
de-enbod : Ho proposos to arrange a
rubber stamp in tho nest of every hen,
with a movable date. This stamp is
m ranged with a pad which is saturat
ed with indelible ink. Whon tho hen
lays an egg, as is well known, she
Licks slightly with her hind leg. An
elcctiic disk is arranged so that her
foot touches it, when tho stamp turns
over on tho ink-pad, and then re
vqlvos, stamping tlio date on tho egg.
Tho hen then goes oil' about her busi
ness, tjio farmer's hiied giil removes
tho egg, loplaccs tho stamp, which
is leady for another. On each ovon
ing, aftor tho hens havo rotiicd to
thoir downy loost with tho roosters,
tho dato of tho stamp is m ranged lo
the following day, and tho good work
goes on. In this Wjij theio can bo no
cheating. You go to the giocery and
tisk for fiosh oggs, nnd tho grocery
man says ho hns some oggs of tho viu
tago of January 21), ISSO, for instance.
You look at thorn, and thoto are tho
figuios, which cannot lie. With this
mat hod it is an object for tho man to
got lid of his egg-, knowing that to
nioriow niav bo too lato.
Wji. llt'TUiliXsox, a harbor in San
Fiancisco, in a lit of jealousy, on tho
lllh inst., stabbed his wife in tho
head mid broiut, inllioting dangoious
A jirunr.iiors row oeeuutjd on tho
1 1th hut., on El Sohranto inuoh, Con
tra Ctwln county, Cnlifoi nin, in which
ono limn we out with n hiitohitt mid
Another shot dead. '
v una till it V.III -1111 11 llill lUU. I , r. . ., ,
Doughus-IJ IJ Uiockwav, L. DhI ould pounce fust on the whip
Montgomery, M. Spencer, TIJ.unard 'and then go forme. The four tigress
Till' IMurutloii or AVI Id IlrastH.
The veteran animnl lamer, Alfred
Still, caj-s that too much whipping
makes a wild animnl pulky and vi
cious, but a certain amount of whip
ping is neccMnry. To train a wild
beast, he said recently, you must
'first inako its acquaintance from the
outsido of the cage, and get tho ani
mal acquainted with your face; but
above all, with j'our voice. Thy be
come accustomed to oices oooncr
than faces, and are governed more by
sound than by sight. Having got ac
customed to your boast, and they ac
customed to you, j-our noxt step is to
train them (o their tricks. Though
these tricks arc simple, they require a
groat deal of time and patience and a
good deal of whipping to accomplish
thern. The lion arc the smartest of
the wild beats. You can train a lion
to do the ordinarj- tricks of the trado
jumping through hoops and gales,
standing on his hind legs and so on
in about five weeks' constant work.
It will require about a week longer to
teach a lioness, and a leopard, which
comes next lo a lion in intelligence,
about six weeks to learn the same
feats. It takes about seven or eight
weeks to teach a tiger, and a tigress
from eight to nine weeks while you
can keep on beating and teaching a
Ihyena for four months before j-ou can
do much with him. The met diffi
cult tving to do is to teach a wild
beast to let-jou lie dovv n on him vv ith-
out his trying to make jou lie in him v aniens are constantly on the walch
by eating j-ou up. Kindness that is,! lest for a single instant they thro'
anything but oidinary civility is ab- j the w)io)eot UiQ.sqrvicodepart from
solutcly thrown away upon a wildUl'C'g''- -c of 'eyes right.--Thjr
bcat. " With a tiger or tigress, especi- ""t look steadily at the preacher,
all v, all affection is literal! y wasted.
A tigress is as likely to eat vou up af
ter an intimate acquaintance of six
j ears as one of six weeks. As a rule,
the whip is the most efficacious in
strument for training. It can be used
quicklj- and it hurts. If I were to
drop my whip the beasts would fancv
I had lost all my power over them
es named in that cngo arc estimated
to be worth a-.',UOU; but a good tiger,
unbroken, is not woith more than
$2,500. Lions are worth about 2,000
to $ 2,500 each; panthers, $G00; jag-j
uars, 400: hyena's, f 250, if untrained ;
leopmds, ?250 to $100, according to
their kind '
'l'lii Colitmbiii Clianiicl.
The lston'ttii has long been trying
to impress upon the authorities the
necc-sity for deepening the channel
at the mouth of the Columbia river.
In support of its representations the
last i-siio contains the following:
The ship Wihlwood, after a splendid
run of 111 davs from XewYoik to the, discoveiing tho picture, which he"
mouth of the Columbia river, is new lecognized, remarked to tho clerk:
detained at Raker's bay because there ."Well, that's a nice picture for a young
is not sufficient depth in the channel, j man to have about him. I would ad-
even at high water, between Chinook
point nnd the cast end of Sand island,
to allow of her being towed to this
port. She is drawing twenty-one feet
five inches, and has to be cither light
ered where she la v-s in Baker's bay.
oi wait for a spring tide. When will
those residents of our State who have
influence at Washington, ami who
have all their intoicats ccntored in it,
have their cj cs opened to the fact that
to lender the improvements above
Astoria, on which so much money
has been expended, available steps
must bo taken to deepen tho channel
at tho mouth of tho river. Wobelievo
that any opposition to this being done
from any individual or community in
tho Stato of Oregon is a clear caso of
prejudiced blindness and a laok of
knowledgo of tho actual merit of the
Worls of tlio Session,
Dining tho session of Congress
which terminated on the lGth, 1,197
bills and joint resolutions wcro intro
duced in tho Sonato, and 4.2SS bills
and joint lesolutions in tho Houso of
Ileproscntatives. Tho number intro
duced dm iirg the first, or extra, ses
sion woio iepcctivcly 773 and 2,520,
making a grand total of S,7S1 bill in
ttoduccd thus lar during Congress.
At tho Houso adjournment, bosides
tho groat number of measures not yet
roportcd from tho committees, there
remained about SOO bills and joint
resolutions on tho Sonato calendar,
and about 1,100 bills nnd joint resolu
tions on tho Houso cnlendnr, includ
ing ome 900 pousiou and other mi
vnto bills, which havo boon reported
by coinmittoos, with locommcnda
tions for pnssago
Gkx. Odhi.l, SUito Piintor-slect, has
gono to Eastoru Oiegon on a survey
Cor GonnoX, an Knglish officer,
hub' gono to China to poisuado tho
Ohiuoto not to ongngo in a war with
I?iisIInIi Model PrInonM. '
From Mr. Jamca Giccnwood's ac-'
count of tho 'silent sj'stcm' in togud
in English prisons, is extracted the
following: 'It is an ofTencc for A
prisoner to Bpcak one word, nnd ho is
never addressed except in whispers
so that he may bo in prison two years
without hearing tho natural sound oi
the human voice. The effect of this
is so terrible on tho mind that prison
eis will speak out in desperation, at
the risk of any punishment, rather
than endure that horrible silence.
The prisoners never see one another
but remain in perpetual solitudo;
One poor wretch, driven to daspair by
nfno months' solitudo and silence
recklessly broke out in Mr. Green
wood's presence, 'For God's sake, gov1
crnor, put me in another cell. Put
me somewhere else. I have counted
the bricks in the cell I am in till my
cj'cs ache.' There is a fine ho'e in
each cell, and as the wardens wear
shoes of India rubber soles, the pris
oners can never be sure of being alone.
Those condemned to the treadmill
have toascend 1,200 steps every alter
nate twenty minutes for six hours;
And this is a place so hot and close1
that prisoners often lose in prespira
tion three stone in as many months.
Evcrj- dnj- the prisoners are taken to
the chapel, so arranged that they can
see no one save the chaplin, and hint
onlj- through an iron grating. And
thus is the order of devotion observed.
must raise and lower their prayer
book with elbows squared and all at
once, like soldiers at drill. They
may not scrape their feet without
having afterwards to explain tho
movement. The' scarcely wink ail
e-e or sigh without danger of rebuke"
or punishment. God help them, poor
San Jose Mcrcuiy.
A son of Henry Ward Beecher it
freight clerk on tho steamer Oregon
that plies between San Francisco and
Portland. He is an exemplary young
man, nnd, we believe, a faithful and
competent officer. In his office, on
board the steamer, hangs a fine pict
ure of his father, tho great Plymouth
Church light and world-famous
preacher. These facts culminate in
an amusing incident on a recent trip
of the Oregon. A meddlesome pas
senger, who was evidently not ground
ed in tho conviction that Theodore,
Elizabeth and Frank Motfffon all tes
tified falslely in the great trial, saun
tered up to the clerk's office, and
i-eyou, my friend, to turn that thing
with the face to the " A sudden
flash of resentment in the face of the
young man made him pause; and
when the words quickly followed, "I
want you to understand, sir, that that
picture is the likeness of my father,"
the meddlesomo passenger had a sud
den call to some other part of the ship1.
A Iew Volcanic 'l'crr'or
A dispatch from the City of Mcxito
sav s j The volcano Colima now in ac
tive eruption, is a grand and magnifi
cent iijht. The first symptoms of
activity were manifested Sunday.
There wcro low rumblings and subter
ranean mutterings, and the mountain
shook and trembled. Tho eruption
at night is full of splendor and graml
in e. Last night lurid flames shot up
from tho crater of the volcano, illu
minating the darkness for miles
around. Incandescent stones aro also1
thrown up, together with showers of
ashes, which darken tho atmosphere
in the day time. Tho fire smoke,
ashes and stones nro accompanied by
dreadful subterranean thunderings
and fiightful and unearthly noises
under tho volcano, together with
quakings of the rairth. It reminds
the spectator of the description of tho
judgment day. The sublimity of tho
sceno is equal to tho terror it inspires.
Inhabitants of tho villages and
tow ns in tho vicinity of tho mountain
aro in a stato of panic and terror.
They nro indeed in danger in caso of
a flow of lava.
Whim: a Leadvillo lawyer was cross-,
oxamining a woman who was on tho
witness stand, recently, she exclaim.',
ed : "I am a lady, and by thunder
don't you forgot it.'
The decrease in thopubllo debt, du
ring tho month of May,is nearly 1C
Mounts, a County Judge in Texas,
was murdered in his courtroom a
short timo sJnco by a saloomkeepor