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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 30, 1891)
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lint R 1 r r
I Sing at
i iL t to ami t'.v nad
When tli thvmrt Is rirfpping with dew. and
the hi'.l wtiul bnan-t a siong
The pMORvnt K-fiit oi the gain, loudly I ilnf
tny mornmg song.
"ft hen tbi smi rewn. on the gorsn, tho broom
and tun lniiMtiv heather,
1 fill tivm vrny to spntv, and my ona; It of
the gulden wvatber.
When the moor-fowl sink to
the sky la soft. ise toil,
I sing cr the ertwtntt moon
their rest, ana
and the single
But on the wae, cut on the waste, I flit all
day as 1 smir,
Swwt, sweet, aw or Ik tho world dear world
Only a little lonely bird that loveth the moor
And little rtiitp of the Joy of the world id
mat which I Utsto.
But out on the wild, free moorlands, on the
(rolti gorse bough I swing.
And wvot. sweet, mw't the world; O, awoet.
ah, sweet! the eong that I sing.
A STAGE ADVENTURE.
There were five men of us In one of
th old Mariposa st.tsje-eoac-hes before
tha days of the railroad, and it was
5 o'clock In tke afternoon of an August
day. We wero on our way to Stock
ton, and of the passengers one was a
lieutenant in the regular army,
another a tourist in search of health,
a third a ranchman, and the other two
were prospectors and miners. None
f us had met each other previous to
the start. Those were perilous times,
and the first half hour was spent in
sizing each other up. I don't know to
what conclusion the others came, but
I looked over the four men and said to
"The lieutenant ought to fight in
case we are attacked, but he seems too
nervous to be garner. The tourist is
ill and has no sand, but the ranch
man and prospectors can be depended
At that time the coach which was not
stopped twice out of five trips was con
sidered very lucky. In some few in
stances the robbers were driven off,
but in most cases the passengers sub
mitted to being "held up," and were
Elad to get off with nothing worse. I
had with me over $6,000 in bank bills
and gold and I was determined not to
part with that money without a tight
The ranchman had $4,000 and the
miner about f3,0u0, as was afterward
learned, and both had determined to
fight. We had just forded the Merced
river, and had come to a lonely stretch
of road, when the ranchman pulled his
revolver and examined the caps. It
was not yet restored to the holster
when we heart! a shout, the report of
a pistol, and the stage came to a full
stop. I reached for my pistol, as did
the miner, knowing that robbers were
at hand, but before mine was out the
lieutenant flung his arms around me
and cried out:
"For God's sake make no move or
We shall all be murdered! Let them
take all we have!"
At the same time the tonrist flung
kimself upon the miner, and neither
of us had a weapon out when a rob
ber showed himself at either door.
The ranchman was ready however,
and he killed the man on his side. He
would have also killed the other, but
his revolver fai.'ed on the second shot,
and the robber p ashed his revolver in
and fjred with the muzzle pressed
jagainst the poor fellow's heart. A
khd robber then came up. and we
"Srere covered from either door and
Mled upon to surrender. The jig
&s b and .we climbed out, deliver-
fig our pistols butt foremost as we left
the stage. There were four of us and
only two robbers, but when a man has
the drop on yon and means business it's
no use to kick. We were placed in a
row, and while one of the fellows
kept ns covered the other went through
each man in turn. The lieutenant
shelled out a watch and $ 40, the tour,
ist a watch and $ 400, and thev got
from the other two of ns the sums 1 have
Ereviously named. I had my bank
ills in my bootlegs, but as we were
forced to strip to our shirts, they found
every last dollar. While we were
dressing the body of the ranchman was
polled from the coach and stripped
N t have no doubt that the robbers
meant to shoot every one of us after
securing the plunder in order to avenge
the death of their comrade, but the
Unusually large booty put them in
gtod spirits, and they underwent a
change of heart. The one who
searched us stepped over the dead
body a dozen times without seeming
to care whether it was a log or a man.
When finally through with us he bent
over the body and began robbing it,
Baying to his companion:
"Bill won't have any more use for
money, and we might as well take his
dollars along. Poor Bill! We shan't
never play poker together again."
When they were ready to go they
cut the harness so that the stage would
be detained a couple of hours, broke up
or carried off every firearm, and
drank to our health from a flask the
hi ltd st had with him. They made off
tor the foothills to the east, having so
little care for us that neither of them
looked back. I was mad and no mis
take, and the miner gave utterance to
his feelings in curses which almost
cracked the stones around us. We
had been robbed of our last dollar,
and, with the money, our every pros
pect. The tonrist "could get more at
Mockton, and the lieutenant was out
only a few dollars anyway. I was not
yet dressed when he began to put on
airs over us, claiming t hat if we had
not been so hasty he would have man
aged the affair to the defeat of the
robbers. This added to my anger,
and I sailed in and pounded him until
he yelled for mercy.
It was just sunset when the stasre
was ready to go on, but there were two
of us who did not propose to go that
way. We were unarmed, but de
termined, and while the stage lum
bered off down the rough road we
found a clnb apiece and set out on the
trail of the robbers. Luckily for us,
- the miner had been long in the coun
try ana seen a gooa aeal or the hunter s
life. We therefore had no difficulty
in following the trail until darkness
came on. The fellows made directly
for the foothills, and we had no doubt
that they had some sort of a cave or
stronghold out there. They took mat
ters so coolly that they could not have
neen a great way ahead of us when
darkness fell. I was then for resting
until daylight, but the miner urged
that we should push on. From the
topography of the country he felt cer
tain that a ravine or rift would be
found not far away. We were then
between the foothills and the true
mountain, in a narrow valley, and a
full moon had come up. Without this
light we could not have made our way,
as the ground was much broken and
bowlders lay thickly scattered about.
We went ahead cautiously up this
Valley for about a mile, and of a sudden
" a rift opened to the left, and. the glare
of a camptire greeted our eyes. It
was not over two hundred feetswav.
after a minute we made cut the
forms of the two men as thev seemed
to be preparing supper. "We had
found them, but what o. it? They Lad
t. ,. ,iim ..,; UiV ,n ,n un,i. ii wai
-f tho opinion that it :is a short, drv.
rift, witu a cave at the far end. Three
sides were enclosed by walls of earth
and rock, and our only" way was to at
tack the men from above. How Iilffli
we would have to climb, or what the
difficulties, we could not say. We were
not three minutes deciding to make
the attempt, and we prepared for it by
leaving coata, vests, hats, and boots
behind. We began the ascent about a
hundred feet bac k from the mouth of
the rift, and I do not believe two pan
thers could have done bettor. The
Bide of the mountain was thickly cov
ered with cetlars, vines, and rocks.and
progress was made almost entirely by
creeping. Once we drew ourselves up
a cliff full twenty feet high by a
grapevine hanging down, and again we
made use of a tree to seek a higher ele
vation. We had been going up for half
an hour before we bore off to tho right
in tho direction of the rift. We then
had to move far more cautiously, and
I presume it was a full hour from the
tl.ue w left the valley before we lay
on our stomachs a hundred feet above
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the camptire and looked over. The
men were directly beneath' us, seated
close together, and were
thev counted the money.
e had but one way to attack.
Luckily for us it was a straight do
scent. I could have dropped a coin
fair upon the hat of the man beneath
me. We were out upon a rooky shelf,
but there were loose stones of all sizes
all about us. I selected one weighing
about tweuty-tive pounds, the miner
got one equally as large, and we care
fully crept back to the edge with
them. The-fall of the smallest peb
ble would startle the men below, and
we used as much caution as if our
lives would pay the forfeit After a
bit we were ready. The men had not
moved. For about a minute I lost
my nerve. It seemed a horrible thing
to do. Had I been alone I believe I
should have relented. The miner
seemed to read my thoughts, and he
put his mouth to my ear and whis
pered: "Remember how they shot the ranch
man, and remember t hat they take our
We poised the stones on the edse of
the cliff, and at a whispered "Now"
from him we dropped them. I heard
them strike, and drew back. He
peered over, and after a moment re
covered his balance and said:
"Now we can go down! Those chaps
will never rob another coach!"
It took us longer to go down than to
come up, but we made the descent iu
safety, and walked around to and up
the lift The lire had nearly died out
We replenished it, and then saw that
both men were dead. It was a horri
ble sight and one I do not care to de
scribe. Our rock had fallen squarely
down upon their heads, and vou can
imagine the result There was a dry,
airy cave but a few feet away, and the
gang had made the place a rendezvous
for a long time. We recovered every
dollar our coach had been robbed of
and more than as much again which
had been taken from others. The
cave had a bisr supply of firearms.
blankets, and provisions, and in a
mailbag hanging on the wall were ten
gold and silver watches. We got al
together sixteen watches, five or six
valuable pins, and firearms worth at
least f 600. We not only secured the
wealth, but we mad an even divide
and kept every dollar of it An at
tempt was made in Stockton to com
pel us to "divy" with several people
who had been robbed, but it was a
failure. As the tourist was out of
ready cash we gave him f 200, but we
would not even sell the lieutenant
back his watch at any price. It was
told all over the slope that our haul
amounted to f 25. 000. If it did we
earned every dollar of it besides
wiping out a bad gang and leaving the
stage line clear for the next six
month Amo York Sun.
A funny Preas Combination.
Here is a case of abseot-tuindedaess
which caused the victim a good deal of
embarrassment although, as he after
ward said in a melancholy tone, he
might have fared worse tha'n he did.
F. was to attend a theater party
one evening and went home rather
early to dress. He ascended the steps
of the house where he was to join his
friends only about half an hour before
the time set for starting for the theater.
When the maid opened the door he
stepped in and. unbuttoning his over
coat, threw it back. She looked at him
in a peculiar way and then turned her
head quickly, as if she were trying to
hide a smile.
F. happened to look down at his
shoes, and then said hurriedly to the
"Oh, you needn't announce me j-et
and don't say anything about this;
that's a good girl."
He hurried out again and rushed for
"Drive as rapidly as yoa cau," he
He startled his family by bustling
into the house like a tempest.
"What's the matter. Will?" asked
his mother, "you will be late, won't
"V hat's the matter?" cried F. .
"Look at me!" and he threw off his
overcoat He was in evening dress
that is, he supposed that he was. But
when dressin? he had put on, in a tit
of absentmindedness. a pair of light-
checked trousers. The combination of
evening dress as regards coat and
waistcoat and immaculate shirt front
and light - colored trousers was so
ludicrous that F. 's brother simply
roared with laughter.
F. however, had torn upstairs
to dress himself properly. He was
down stairs in a wink. His brother
followed him out to the cab, and as the
vehicle whisked away, F. stuck
his head out of the window and said:
"Great Scott, suppose I had gotten
into that room full of people before 1
discovered how I was dressed."
He was a little late, but
tented to escape so lightly.
Money on Call.
"I can't jess git it frew mv head
how dose business-men can "borrow
money on call an' make it pay," said
Brother Gardener recently. "De
odder day I borrowed two dollars of
dat Mr. Brown on Grove street, an was
jess dat fool 'nuff to want to show off a
leetle, so I tole him I wanted to borrow
dat two dollar bill on call. Well, what
you 'spose happened?"
"He didn't have any two dollars to
lend!" called out one of the white
washers. "You got d money an' jumped de
town!" put in a second.
"Gemlen, I know dis town, and dis
town knows me," stiffly replied Mr.
GardeDer.- "I believe my money is as
good as my word among'de best business-men
in Detroit. No, sir; I tuck
the money, went home, an hadn't been
in the house ten minutes when dat
Brown came along and sung out:
'"Brudder Gardner. Fze calliu"
I'ze callin" over de fence for dat
"Dere dat money was on tall, an'
dere he was callin' for it and I had to
hand 'em ober. When an ole man like
me has got his mind made up to
have fried oysters for breakfast an a
finanshul smash like dat comes down
upon him, it jes makes de shivers go
up 'n down his back widout regard to
ceremony." Detroit Free Press.
Thoroughbred St. Ui-fimrd dojrs
at from f 2.0 to (1,000 each.
Arizona bus 701 miles of irrigating
canals that furulsh water to auO.000
A. B. Hendry. 14 years old, Is princi
pal of the public schools at Autloch,
Monfttee couuty, Flit
Miss Mary Garret t of Baltimore) has
a bath in her home lined with Mexican
onyx that cost (0,000.
A Mexican millionaire named Terry
now owns the fastest trotting horses
in Paris, and pt-omeimdes them daily.
Mr. C. I. Huntington began life as a
tin-poddler, and while he si ill hns a
large quantity of tin he does not peddle
In Russia, which is the great horse
country of Euroe, they never put
blinders ou a horse, and a shying horse
is almost unheard of.
Mi's. Stanley has revived the long
disused fashio'u among ladies of wear
ing the hair in a simple roll at the
back, and many.following her example,
have adopted it
Capt William Pun ish, who was pilot
of the Confederate ironclad Merrimao
at the time of the battle with the
Monitor and the frigates Cumberland
and Congress in Hampton Unads, died
the other day in Richmond, Va.
Gen. Merri'tt declares that Sittiug
Bull is the rankest coward that ever
bedaubed his ugly fae'e with paint. He
is a villainous old rascal, but as a war
tior he is no good at all. Ha is known
at homo as the "squaw man with much
Mr. Elliott of the Smithsonian In
stitution thinks that seveu years' in
activity in sea tishiug is the only thlnjr
that will save the seal from extermina
tion. If the seal sacqne could be run
out of fashion for awhile the same
end would be attained.
Representative Lanhaiu, reelected
from the Eleveuth Congressional Dis
trict of Texas probably the largest in
the country represents ninety-seven
counties that are said to exceed in area
ten Stutes. One of th counties in his
district is 1.000 miles by rail from his
Gen. John R. Brooke, in command
of the Pine Ridge Aireney. South Da
kota, is a native of Pottsiown, Pa. lie
is over six feet in height and robust
IroponJions. and during the late Re
tellion won distinction on the battle
field and was several times badly
Mr. and Mrs. Ruftis Moses of Cape
Elizabeth, Me., celebrated recently the
70th anniversary of their wedding.
Mr. Moses is the last of eleven child
ren, is 95 years of age, and is hale and
hearty. His wife is 88 years old and is
also remarkably well ami active for
one of her years.
Gen. Lord Wolseley, who shares
with Gen. Sir Frederick Roberts the
houor of being England's greatest liv
ing General, was on Longstreet's staff
in the Rebel army, just as the Comte
de Paris was on McC'lellan's. Tom
Ochiltree is the authority for this story,
and of course it is true.
The lattst fad of girls is a friendship
cane. It is hung in the parlor, and is
ornamented with half yard strips of
ribbon of various colors, each piece
contributed by a frieud. The girl who
practices this fad is under obligations
to remember the particular piece of
ribbon contributed by each friend.
Senator Evarts said to a reporter ihe
other day: J'l think now that if I
were standing where I was fifty-three
years ago and journalism was what it
now is, I should choose as the busi
ness of my life that of a journalist 1
can see in it greater possibilities than
are embraced inpther professions."
Senator Carlisle of Kentucky and
Thomas Carlyle, the, great Scotch
philosopher, are, said to be from the
same family, despite the dissimilarity
in tne spelling oi tne names. 1 he mem
bers of the family are able to trace
their lineage back to the davs of Good
King Alfred more than 1.100 years.
"Alarm Fritz" isu't a very dignified
title to apply to the Emperor of Ger
many, but that is the name he is
known by in the Germau army on ac
count of This habit of arousing the gar
risons in the middle of the night. The
tars iu the navy are no more careful of
his dignity, since they refer to him as
Alphonso XIII., of Spain, not being
much skilled in the handliug of fork
and spoon, ate his chicken with bis
fingers the other dav. His attendant
remonstrated with llis Majesty and
said: "Kings do not cat with their
fingers." The little fellow quietly re
plied, "this King does." and continued
his meal in the same fashion.
Walter Damrosch is said to be the
most widely admired man among New
York women. The marriage of the
distinguished orchestra leader to Secre
tary Blaine's daughter did not diminish
his popularity with women in the
slightest degree. He is still an idol
among the great numltcr of enthusiastie
amateurs who attend the Symphony
Dr. Kerr, a medical missionary of
the Presbyterian board at Canton, has
in the last thirty-six years treated over
620,000 patterns, aud has prepared
twenty-seven medical and surgical
books. He has trained 100 medical
assistants, chiefly Chinese. China now
possesses 104 hospitals and dispensaries,
at which in 1889 more thau 343,000
patients received treafinent
Chang, the celebrated Chinese giant,
has become a naturalized British sub
ject and an earnest Christian worker.
He resides at Bournemouth, in the
south of England, and is a great favor
ite with everybody, especially the child
ren. He is an active participator in all
missionary efforts for the Christianiz
ing of his native laud and his purse is
always open to the calls of charity.
Buffalo Bill was born in Chester
County, Pennsylvania, and comes of
good old Quaker stock. Both his
father and mother were Quakers aud
estimable people. The father was a
mild-mannered, quiet little man in. a
broad-brimmed hat, and his mother a
sweet-faced old lady with a soft voice,
who always said "thee" and "thou"
and wore a gray gown and a white cap.
Gen. Booth has taken the first step
toward building up the scheme of
social reform which he propounds in
his recently issued book, "Darkest En
gland." For the sum of (20.000 an old
brewery, which will be converted into
a "city colony," has been purchased in
Shoreditch. The colonists will live as
well as work on the premises, and the
administration of affairs will be precise
ly on the lines explained in "Darkesi
The Crown Princess of Denmark is
famous for being the tallest aud wealth
iest Princess in Europe. Her stature is
absolutely gigantic, being over six feet
two. aud, so far as her fortune is con
cerned, she inherited (15,000.000 from
her maternal Grandfather. Prince
Frederick, besides the entire wealth of
her father, the late King Charles of
Swedeu. Her grandmother, who died
iu 1860 as Queen of Sweden and Nor
way, was Mile. Desiree Clary, the
daughter of a Marseilles stockbroker,
who jilted Napoleon Bonaparte, in
order to marry his comrade and class
A speaker at an anti-tobacco meetinsr
in Washington the other day frankly
admitted that, uuder certain circum-
Bhuut'S, the list of , jo resulted hi
the saving of life. This" caused great
consternation In the meeting until she
for it was a womanexplained her
remark by saying that cannibal will
under no circumstances eat a mission
ary who is a tobacco user. To the
pood incises present this was conclusive,
but the argument might work just the
other way with a young man w ho was
Preiinrln? to iro as a missiomtrv nmnntr
cannibals, lie would begin to use the
"filthy weed" simply as a measure of
A VERY NUMEROUS MAN,
He Passed Through s Ferry Onte Often
F.uouch to liiwllilrr the Ticket Man.
"It is a singular thing, ' remarked
one man to another ns thev made their
way toward the ferry waitinsr-room.
"how long it takes the average man tj
get accustomed to faces that he is see
ing every tiay. Ihat fellow at the
gate makes me show my commutation
ticket every time I come through.
though he sees me every day. I never
have trouble with the train conductor.
but that is because he Is a man of un
usual intelligence. I have met many
conductors who would make you show
your ticket at every station, and would
never get to know you. even if you
rodo with them twice a day. That's
the kind of a man that fellow at the
crate is. It's awfully provuklii'T, when
you're running for a boat, to have to
stop, unbutton your overcoat, and get
your ticket out of your inside coat
pocket. I'm a pious man, but it makes
me swear sometimes."
As the two walked about waiting
forthe boat, an idea struck tho man
who had been tall.in".
"It would bo Interesting." said he.
"to see how many times a fellow could
walk through that gate without being
recognized, suppose we try ltr"
"All right." said his fi lend.
"You go along, and I'll stand here
The commuter went out through the
wagou gateway into the street. lie
returned through the passage mite. aud
had to show his ticket, lie tried
again, with the same result He tried
several time more, and still the ob
durate treuileman failed to recognize
him. There were few people going
mrougn at mat time, and it was sin
gular that his contintietl reappearance
was not noticed, l'ersistence, did,
however, have au effect at last On
the sixth trip through the gateway the
gatekeeper stared at him in a rather
bewildered munuor. On the seventh
trip the gatekeejwr swore gently to
himself, and demanded to see the name
on th commuter's ticket The com
muter permitted him to read it. aud
on reaching the waiting-room said to
his friend. "He has found out my
uame. Iend me your ticket."
On the eighth trip through the gate
way he showed his 'friend ticket The
gatekeeper swore loudly as he ap
proached. "I've got you," said he. "vou can't
make game of me. Let me see the
uame on that ticket."
The commuter assumed an air of in
diguation, but complied.
'Well, I'm beat" exclaimed the
gateman, as he read the ticket Aud
he scratched liW head in perplexity.
"What do yon mean by addressiog
ucit harsh remarks to me?" asked the
"Welt. I'll tell you. strancer." said
the gateman iu apologetic tone. "youre
tne most numerous man I ever ran
across. Chaps looking just like you
have been passing through this gate
way in a regular stream for the last
fifteen minutes, an I began to think it
was some fellow making game of me.
But I guess it must be something the
matter with my eyes, for I see by yftur
ticket that you're not the feller I was
lay in' for." V. F. Xrti:t-.-
The Family Friend.
You may know the family friend by
many a algo. There is the scramble
of all bands to the door at his ring.
There is the whoop and halloo of
riotous youngsters at the first glimpse
of his visage. There is the abandon
in the welcome of the elders.
One thing, assuredly, there is
not: that awful perfection of sub
dued children, of alert domestics
which falls like a malediction upon a
household at the sound of the fatal
word "company." Life blooms ami
blossoms. All are young. Crow's
feet and wrinkles are but myths. All
are admirable. The father, who erst
while had breathed out threatening of
stringent measures, beams proudly ti
on his offspring. The mother's heart
leaps up w ith the triumph of her ear
liest motherhood. "No home so charm
ing!" cries the friend; nor knows what
a sop he has thrown to Fortune. "Thy
wheel and thee we neither love nor
hate," sings this heroic-tuned choi u.
Excommunicated be the one who could
now recall an uu gratified wish. So,
for a few blessed hours, all are delight
ed and delightful together.
There are friendships of the head,
whose currency is thought. For them,
too. we return fervent thanks. But
these family friendships are true friend
ships of the heart Iu these do we
tore our treasure the love and the
faith which become dimmed in daily
living, the aspiration which dull con
vention does its best to smother, the
very best that is in us and in our near
est and dearest We storo it up in
those bright days. Victor Hugo's ideal
heaven, when "the children are little
aud the parents are youne; and, too.
in the dark days which" shall yet
brighten iu memory, like cloud, in the
sunset; tho whole checkered wav.
And we have for our "open sesame"
the sadly sweet legend, "Do you re
member?" Nor moth nor rust of the world shall
consume this treasure. Thieves of
life or time shall not break through
aud steal it It enriches all days. But
its rarest enrichment is for those days
which Browning, true time conqueror,
The lust of lire, for which the first was
the day when we and our friends sit
beside the embers with white lock,
calm eyes, and quiet hearts; w hen our
young son finds a pateut of nobility in
the proud words, "my father's friend!"
when the goldeu thread of a love story
is spun between us. .Most of all is it
for that divinest day when we sit at
last alone, and know that by the va
caut place beside us immortality is
proven. Harper's Bazar.
Trading a Heifer for a Hoy.
You'll have hard work to find a
Maine father who values his boy at less
than his weight iu gold. Allowing
therefore for the discount made to the
trade, it would seem as though quota
tions were runuing a little low when
"young 'uns" are swopped for 2-year-
Two years ago a Maine family found
the wolf of want climbing in at the
back window and therefore fed to the
varmint the eldest boy. in other words,
bound the youngster to a neighboring
farmer. Circumstances improved and
last summer the father approached the
farmer with an appeal for his son, but
"Jest gittiu the boy so's he pay me
BUthin'." said the farmer.
"His mother wants him."
"So do I."
"Y d, tell yer what Til do." at last
said the anxious pareut "I've got a
handsome 2-year-old heifer and I'll
swap even for the boy."
The farmer evidently saw an oppor
tunity for profit for he closed the bar
train. Lewiston (Me.) Journal. 1
"God l.le.s rot. dear!" We ld It when she
TO tin-i'll with ua m lintn r ....!! .t.l...
And iltiy hjr iy ..i,-i,,-il h't.r t. nriii'ir let
llio u.iw-tii)il. ned spirit in Ik lit luko win.
"God bless you, Uparl" We said It when she
And when dim woke, or smiled, or wailed,
And when we planiimt lier future, then we
No real good or ten In might be gained.
God hli yon, dear I" We said It when alio
And wh.-n she knelt to say her simple
And whim we laid hnr bed at nlirht,
And wtum we called her In the mornlnv
"God blens you, dear I" We said It when aha
Happy and proud, In school to take her
And wh.;n she ran to Join her comrades' play.
And when we kisad her dimpled, ttower
"God bless you, dear!" We aald it wbon aho
With school days all behind, In girlish grace,
To read the valedictory, and lake
Among the graduates an honored plaoe.
"God bless you, dvart" We said It when She
To lake the yoke of Christ, with heart ao
Bo free from guile. It seemed tons that she
To find Ills kingdom, had not lur to seek.
"God bless fom, dear!" We said it when she
With orange blossoms on her sunny hair,
Vtmn the Ihrrnhold of her wotnanhiiod
The old rvrraln was still our hiving prayer.
"God bless you, dear!" We said It yet aratn,
W hen strangely white she lay In dreamless
And though we could not understand, we
That now our dnrllng was most truly blest
Lillian Ut-ey In Good Housekeeping.
HEROINE AND MARTYR.
The French army had lost the dav!
For the last three hours the soldier
crossed the village of Chaillt. The
retreat had commenced. Cannon,
baggage, infantry, cavalry, all were
mixed together. The officer tried no
more to bring order and regularity
among their men, or to stop their
Towards the evening the retreat had
become a helter-skelter, the vanquished
decreased In number, a few cavalry
men and then nothing.
But in the last ray of the sun the
people of the village saw a dozen of
soldiers coming on the road. From
time to time they turned around and
fired shots at the enemy.
Far off, a black spot, then two, then
twenty, then a hundred, detached
themselves on the line of the majestic
These black spot were the Ger
Arriving in the village, that dozen
of soldiers forming the rear guard, or.
was w hat was leit or the rear guard
of the army of La Loire; they stopped.
The captain who had commanded
them had chosen a good position be
tween two big houses.
"Hurry up, boys," said he to hi
men; "we will erect a barricade here.
It shall not be said that those sauer
kraut eaters have entered this vilUge
as in a church. Burst open the doors.
if it is necessary, ami once more hurry
That captain had the tone firm, and
his face expressed anger aud deter
mination: his men. old African
zouaves and Turt-os. enraged lighters.
were uot apprentices in the ttrt of
building barricades. In less than a
quarter of an hour the street was made
impassable by cars of manure, mat
trasses, doors, shutters, in fact, every
thing bulky was employed for that
The captain, who had picked tio
gun on the battlefield, was reloading
it when a tall man with a pale face ap
"Excuse me, captain, are vou the
omcer in command?
"Believe me. sir, renounce to defend
this village against an enemy twenty
times, tine immucii times more num
erous than you are. You shall not be
successful, "of course, and you will
cause our village to be set on lire by
The captain looked at his interlocu
tor with an immense expression of
"What do you say? Will you go
J miKiiiy quick, or else 1 shall send
And the captain took tha man b
the neck and was in a way to strangle
him. when a tall old man with white
Hair emerged from a house near by.
"Let him go. captain, he is not
worth the strangulation. My name
is Pierre and I am a vine
said the old man addressing the
otuccr. J hen. turning to the coward.
he added: "Go to your home, monsieur
the mayor; if you are unwilling to do
your duty, at least do not nrerent
others to accomplish it You see. can-
""i 111 1 j or is si monsieur irom
tho city, sent to us by the imperial
government; all his fortune is in
this village, in which ho owns several
buildings, and if the German set
theni on lire be shall be mined. I am
myself in the same case: If mr cabin 1
destroyed I do not know what will re
main for my granddaughter Jacque
line. But what do you want, ir?
ir country, before any-
Tho captain was tonel
removing his cap he said to the patriot:
"You are a bravo man and God bless
"And an old soldier." replied the
vine dresser, straightening himself.
"There is my Cross of the Legion of
Honor given to me by the emperor
himself, the great Napoleon! Now.
captain, if you have a gun to lend me
I will show that I know how to handle
At this moment lively ninsketrv wn
heard from the other side of the
barricade. The Germans were com
Ihe village was deserted by it in
habitants, women, children, cripples
and old people had departed, taking
with them everything they could
Ihe able-bodied men were in the
Tho battle begun; the bullets whis
tled in the air and flattened themselves
against the walls. The French held
the place well and Papa Pierre, the
vine dresser, bareheaded, hia Imir tn
tne wind, nred bis gun bravely, while
his granddaughter loaded the tire-Diece
after each discharge.
Suddenly, a bombshell burst at ten
yards from tho barricade.
"Sacre N de D!" exclaimed the cap
tain, "they bombard us now, in ten
minutes we will have to go if "
He had not time to end his phrase
when a second projectile passinsr
through the roof of the shelter cov
ered him and his soldiers with dust;
happily no one was wounded, alone
Jacqueline had uttered a cry. The
emotion was too much for the poor
girl she fainted.
"You must retire, captain." said
Papa Pierre to the officer; but I will re
main here. I have some cartridges
left; I shall fire them off. Go!"
Never!' exclaimed the captain.
"We shall die here."
"I tell you to retire, you are re
sponsible before God and before the
country for the life of your men. To
remain here is simply madness and
not bravery. How can you defend this
village with guns against cannons.
with twelve men against five hun
"It is better to die on French soil in
fighting than in a German prison."
iiut you win not be taken: leave
Immediately lhat barricade that you
cannot hold any longer; turn on the
t igut wneii you reach the end of the
village ami Hike a refuge in the forest"
--.Aini your .
"11 I am too old to walk."
"We sh;tll carry vou."
"No. tbntilis; In this vllliig,, I was
uui ii, in iiiim village i want to die: be
anies tn.it, i confide my Jacqueline to
you. captain. Have you any children,
"Tlmli t ai ...II .... I ...
Adieu, captain! Atlieii. aoklVer. liiy
young comrades, and Vive lit France! '
rt'l. . . . .... .
i ue Hermans advanced. The firing
had decreased on the French side; all
at once It ceased completely. Papa
Pierre had no more cartridge left
lie Opt! tied bis door, entered Ida
cabin, threw a glance on the likeness
oi iiiKgraiitldaiighter.theuon a wooden
crueillx n ml awaited the cnetnv.
tine by one the German climbed
over the barricade.
"Ah! there he is. the old derll.'
claimetl a six-foot corporal "1 was sure
oi neeing mna bring at us."
1 hat corporal. Hermann by name,
had been a workman in the vlllncm nf
Challle for years, and he knew every
A colonel, pushing his way through
his soldiers, said to Papa Pierre:
--rnow your hands, man."
The old mail ullliwml Ida bsn.la
They were black with powder.
"iviii mm," yelled the officer.
Hei "ma n ri thrust his bavntict In tha
breast of the old 111:111. A tiirinitfaiit
Papa Pierr i staggered on his legs, then
fell face downward.
The brave pa'.riot. the valiant soldier
"Quick bring some straw!" erlwl
the officer. "Let ua burn this village
as we did Uazcille. That will teach a
lesson to those rascals of Frenchmen."
Hermann had not left the hniise. ir
lighted a candle and descended into
Ah! ha! He was to iret a pond drink
of Papa Pierre' wine. The old
coundrel; so it was ho who had re
sisted his comrades long and killed
not a few of them. He had mi regret
for having assassinated a defenceless
enemy, the man who protected hi
home. Had he not refused him the
hand of his granddaughter and prom
ised it to Francois, a stddier of the Third
Zouaves? In regard to him Hermann
had ioined the German army as he
was in duty bound to do, being a Ger.
man he had always wished for a thing
which was to return in the village
where he had found hospitality aud
work when he was in need of both to
settle hi account with Papa Pierre, the
Ami his wish had been granted.
He was iu the middle of hi joyful
rallections when he heard somebody
calling "Hermann! Hermann!" He
recoguized the voice of Jacqueline,
who, regaining her senses, had re
fused to follow the captain and his men,
and had returned in search of her
grandfather from the top of the ladder
conducting to the cellar. She was look
ing inside ami saw the assassin cor
poral, whom she knew well.
"Hermann, in the name of God, did
you see my grandfather?
"Well, yes, I diL Now. will you
be my wife?" asked he. drinking from
s bottle lhat he had taken in the
"Oh, Hermann, tell tuo where he
"Where he is? Mydear and hand
some French w oman. If t hey have uot
changed bis resting jduee it Is thereon
the floor near the table, where I
stretched him out with my bayonet"
He tried to climb up "the ladder,
loaded with bottles.
"Oh, miserable wretch!" exclaimed
Quicker than the wind, at the
pioment when his head appeared at the
level of the floor, she took him by his
long beard and threw him back into the
cellar. Then she shut the heavy trap
door, put across the heavy iron bar
that was used to fasten it and went
"Who is that woman?' said the
colonel. "Arrest her and let us go."
The incendiary began. From the four
corners of tho village the flame as
cended towards heaven.
When they were about 300 yards
from the village they stopped aud a
first sergeant read the roll call.
All answered their names but one
"Where is that brute?" asked an
Many answered that they had seen
him in the girl's home.
"Bring her here," commanded the
When Jacqueline stood before that
officer ho said to her in French;
"Do you know where is a corporal
who remained in your house?"
She answered not.
"Ten volunteers here! Tie that girl
and load your muskets."
The muskets were loaded.
"Aim!" ordered the officer.
"Will you speak now, Frenchwo
Jacqueline threw a glance at the
village in fire. The cabin of her dear
beloved grandfather was a heap of
"Yes, now I will answer you. Your
brigand of corporal is in grandfather's
cellar, in which I have locked him up."
Aud Jacqueline fell as her grand
father did, face downward.
But she had avenged him.
May God grant me to live long
enough to avenge her! Translated
frtm French for Vie N. Y. Graphio.
Marshall the Discoverer of Gold.
James W. Marshall went across the
plains to Oregon in 1844. and thence
came to California the next year. He
waa a wheel-wrlght by trade, but being
very ingenious, he could turn his hand
to almost anything. So he acted as
carpenter for Sutter, and did many
other things, among which I may men
tion making wheels for spinning wool.
and looms, reeds, and shuttles for
weaving yarn into coarse blankets for
the Indiaus, who did the cardiug, spin-
.! 1 ,1 ., , 1 -w
uiiifj, weaving, auu an omer iaoor. in
1846 Marshall went through the war to
it close as a private. Besides his in
genuity as a mechanic, he had most
singular traits. Almost every one pro
nounced him half crazy or harebrained.
He was certainly eccentric, and per
haps somewhat flighty. His insanity,
however, if he hadany, was of a harm
less kind; he was neither vicious nor
quarrelsome. He had great almost
overweening, confidence in his ability
to do anything a a mechanic. I wrote
the contract between Sutter and him
to build the mill. Sutter was to furnish
the means; Marshall was to build and
run tho mill, and have a share of the
lumber for his compensation. Hi idea
was to haul the lumber part way and
raft it down the American River to
Sacramento, and thence, his part of it,
down the Sacramento River, and
through Suisun and San Pablo bays to
San Francisco for a market Marshall's
mind, in soma respects at least must
nave been unbalanced. It is hard to
conceive how any sane man could have
been so wide oi the mark, or how any
one could have selected such a site for
a saw-mill under the circumstances.
Surely no other man than Marshall
ever entertained so wild a scheme a
that of rafting sawed lumber down the
canons of the American River, and no
other man than Sutter would have been
o confiding and credulous as to
patronize him. General Bui well in
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Tha Valas of Flatlaans as ASfeeta Br
"No enterprise in the world." said a
well-known electrician yesterday, "has
increased within the last few years as
rapidly as the business of electric liht-
ng. The amount of money invested
n electric lisrht plant in this eonntrv
to-day is 120. 000.000. and it was only
eleven years ago. you remember, that
tne ngiit was first perfected. From
the few lamps burned by Edison at
Menlo Park in 1879. there have grown
into present use at least 135.000 arc
light and 1,700.000 incandescent light.
"One of the most noticeable results
of this remarkable growth is the in
crease in the price of platinum. Here
is an incandescent lamp. Yon see the
short strip of wire attached to the cop
per conductor just at the top of the
globe. Well, that is platinum. It con
nects the carbonized loop, and is one
of the absolutely indispensable features
of the lamp, because it expands at the
aame temperature and in the same pro
portion a the glass globe. There have
been a good many experiment for the
purjKise of determining a substitute for
platinum, but none has been found, the
experiments resulting, in each instance,
in the unequal expansion of the metal
and I lie glass, and the consequent
breaking of the globe.
"Uufortnnately every lamp requires
a strip of this metal: I say 'unfortu
nately because it has come to be ex
tremely valuable and the mines are not
productive Moreover, they are situ
ated in the Ural mountains and are
practically inaccessible. As a result
of this increasing demand and dimin
ishing supply, tbe price of platinum
has advanced tremendously, uutil it is
now almost as valuable a gold. Five
year ago the metal was seldom used
in this country, being employed in the
evaporating stills for the concentration
of sulphuric acid and in the manufact
ure of" jewelry. It was then to be
bought in the market for $3 and (5 an
ounce. A Tear ago it advanced to $3
an ounce, six month ago it had in
creased to $14 and I see by one of the
trade journals that it has now gone up
to $20. which is only a few cents less
than to-day's gold quotations.
Platinum gets its name from the
Spaniards. As early as the sixteenth
ceutury it appear to have been noticed
that the gold ore in the Spanish mines
of Darien included grains of a white
metal endowed with the qualities of a
uoble metal, and yet distinctly differ
ent from silver. Its exportation to
Europe was prohibited, because the
Spanish Government found that it
might easily be used in the adultera
tion of gold. For this reason it did
not find its way to Europe until the
middle of the last century, when it was
known a "platina del Pinto" the
little silver from the River Pinto. Since
its remarkable chemical properties
were establshed in 1780, it has been
discovered in New Grenada, San
Domingo. California, Borneo, and in
portions of Canada. But the richest
deposits are those in the Ural Mount
aius, where the metal was discovered
in 1823, and where it had been suc
cessfully mined by the Russians since
1828. S. Y. Ti7nes.
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strauger to the paying teller he said
Madam, you will have to bring
some oue to introduce you before we
can cash this check."
Drawing herself up quite haughtily,
she said, freezinglv:
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