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ALBANY, OHEGON, Fill DAY, DECEMBER 1, 1871. NO 1G. . B. Hl'HMIBET. CRANOR & HUMPHREY. 1TT0OETS 1XD COUNSELORS AT LAW. ' (N. B. Hampfcrer, Notary Public) Orrici In Parrish'a Brick Building, np tir, .ibaay, Oregon. vTnStf. M. McCAIi fc CO., WOOL, HIDES, LEATHER, ASD GENERAL MERCHANDISE, BOUGHT AND SOLDON COMMISSION. Liberal Advances made on Consignments. No. 818 Battery Street. .- ro39yl SAN TRANSISCO. BBr mmm bbb m ami w m mm - J SALEM, OREGON. R. P. EARHART, - PROPRIETOR. THIS XEW AND ELEGANT HOTEL, applied with every modern accommoda tion, is now open for the reception of guest. : tnyl26n:f E. N. TANDY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW" AD NOTARY PIBLIC. HARRISBURG, USX COUXTV, OREGON Will practice in the Court of Linn and ad joining entie ; ami will buy good negotiable aper at a reasonable discount. aiS'7 1 P. A. CHKXoWETB. Corvallif. I. X. SMITH. Linn Co. CHENOWETH & SMITH. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Corvallis, Oregon. ff-Orrics, at the Court Honse. v6d?7 fc. B. BELLI3GER. THEO. BCKBE1TEB. BELLINGER & BURMESTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, No 89 First Street. PORTLAND, - - OREGON. Special attention si 'en to matters in Bankrupt cy and ail baoiacs in United Slxtos Courts. 6n24tf. J. C. MENDENHALL, NOTARY PUBLIC, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENTi ALBANY, OREGON. . Rents Collected and Taxes Paid for Xon-Rei-8enU and others, making Real Estate pera. etc grOffiee next d "r to Telegraph Office. vjn4Uf. GEO. R. HELM, ATTORMEY AND COUNSELOR AT lAW Will practice in all tbe Court! of this State. OFFICE: A LB A XT, OREGOX. Nov. II, 1870. JUDGE CELSAT. JoSEfH HAXX05. KELSAY SHANNON, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. ALBA XT, OREGOX. Pttrluert for Linn County. . , -Office up stairs in Post Office Building. T5n4yl. ; G. F. SETTLEMIER, Druggist and Apothecary! TEALEB IX DRUGS, MEDICIXES, OILS j Paints, Window b'U, Dyeetuffs. Liquors, i aney Soaps, Brushes, Perfnuutciea, Ac. Freieriptioai Carefullj Compounded. All art cles and Drugs in oar liae wanaoted of 'he best quality. First street, Post Office building, Albany. juIUron4Syl ft. DUBOIS, COXSTAsTTLY OX HAXD AXD RXCEIV HQ a large stock of Groceries and Provt cioai. Woes", and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars. teaXnetisnery, Yankee Notions, etc., etc. Wholesale and Retail. &-0pporite R. C. EOl "A Sob's Drug Store, Albany. Oregon. - jnnl0v4n43yl D. B.RICE, M. D., PHTSICIAS AND SURGEON, ALBANY, OREGOX. j&6P08ii'i On South side of Main street. "Residence : On the corner of Third and Baker Etroets. aprl5v5n35if. . JOUX t. WHITNEY ATTORNEY AXD CfllJSSELOR AT LAW and Notary Public. .Special attentions given to collections. .OrriCE Up stairs in Parrish's Brick. , Albany, Oregon. v3n33tf. TAKE NOTICEJEYERYBODY. TnAT WE WILL PAY FOR GOOD BTJT . TR from 22 to 2S cents per - pound, and 6 cents a dozen tor iUUts, in trade. A Larft Asiortmeal of Crorkery Ware. Those who wish goods AT A BARGAIN bad better give ns a call at the CASH STORE and see for themselves. R. CHEADLE A CO. v6n4tf. - ; : ALBANY BATH HOUSE! THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT fully inform the citizens of Albany and vi--einity that he hat taken charge of this Establish Aient, and, by keepiag clean rooms and paying strict attention to business, expect to suit all those who may favor him With their patronage Having heretofore carried on nething but First-lass Kal Dressing Saloons. Be exDeets to cive entire satisfaction to all. jarChildien sod Ladies' Hair neatly cut avnd shampooed. JVStSfU WBBS. ;. T3a33tf. FOR SALE "LL PERSONS INTERESTED ARE BE l sneetfully informed that the vaderstirned bave now on hand; front selected lots, all the Varieties of CHOICE SEED WHEAT tarefaHy and separately stored, and for sale en Reasonable terms; v7nl0tf . fc. B. CO'MSTOCK A Co. Wm. S.Newbeeet, Agent NOTICE. A LL PERSONS OWING ON SUBSCRIP Jtioa or note on account of railroad comple tion to Albany please call and settle immediate- t4tf1 B J. H. Foster. b. a. CBASOB. ADVERTISEMENTS. FINE BLOOD SHEEP. COTSWOLD UALP SRSESS FOR SALK. Apply to . 11. h.M EKSON. Mountain View. Sunta . Clara Co.. Cal. or JOHX ANDEKSOAI. 623 Clay St., San Franciaeo. junlflutl DANIEL GABY, ATTORNEY AT LAW . ANO NOTARY PUBLIC. SCIO, OREGON. 5peeUl attontion given to the collection of notes, aeeonnts, Ac. dMjlCv6nl8. JOHNS & GABY, ; . SCIO, OREGON, , Real Estate Dealers I AND. IMPROVED OR UNIMPROVED, J is cheaper in the Forks of the Santiiu iuji in uuy other part of tlio State. HJ-luquirtf of J. M. Jutitia, Marion Station, or uf Damkl Gabt, Sciu, Linn couuty. vfin33tf. FRANKLIN MEAT MARKET FIRST STREET. V- fJ AEIJAXY, OCX. Next Soor to A. Cowan A Co.'s Store. J. R. HERREN. PROPRIETOR. WILL always keep the best meat tbe market affords and put it up to suit his customer. aulSv.nltf. J. R. HERREX. E. p. itrasKLi., Att'y at Law. c. P. VRKKY, Notary Public. KUSSELL, FZ2SY & W00DVAED, REAL ESTATE. BROKERS, COLLECTING AGENTS. ST-Special attention given to the sale nf Real Estate. Real Estate Liiiga'i-.n and the Coltectiun f Claimx. OfHoe. N. W. Corner First and Washington Streets. Portland, Oregon. Feb. 22. IS70. 5n2tf. ' FROMAN BUILDING! WHEAT AND FLAX-SEED DEPOT ! CIcanin and Elrvatin; Capacity 16,000 Bushels per Cay! 150,000 Enshels Wieat T7ant6d b Store! 50, OO SackN for those who wish to sell or store with us. Flax-Seed Contractors of Piow-cr Oil Co. will call on us for sai-ks. vSnSlyl. E. CAKTWRIGHT. THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED BAIN WAGON! R ECOGNIZED EVERYWHERE AS A FIRST CLASS FARM WAGON. No other Waon lias a Honue rvputatina equal to '-Cain" make, and it it the only wagon that has been Utcd and known t rtand this climate. In a word it is made of the tft materials and is tbe best finished wagon that Contcs to this mar ket. We have different styles of Hound and Reach, Patent do. (so called; included ELAIX, YOUNG A CO. tAo43 Agents at A'bnny. FOR THE HnRYEST OF 1871. PITT'S THRESHERS! HAINES. HEADERS! LATEST IMPR'VED JIOWERSI And All Kinds of Agricultural Implements! CONSTANTLY OX HAXD! Also the CELEBRATED BAIN WAGON BLAIX, YOCXG A CO.. v6n7tf. Albany, Oregon. STAR BREWERY! TALLY & HOUCK, HATIE ESTABLISHED AX EXTENSIVE Brewery business in ALBAXT AJSO CORVALLIS, Mr. Houck keeping the old stand of Tally in Albany and Mr. Tally superintending the Es tablishment at Corral lis. Beer furnished to SALOONS AND PRIVATE FAMILIES to order, and WAEEAHTEDD TO BE TH VERY BEST ! TALLY A HOUCK. April H, 1371 v6n35tf. ., JOHN CONNER'S BANKING AND EXCHANGE OFFICE, ALBANY, OREGON. DEPOSITES RECEIVED, SUBJECT TO CHECK At SIGHT. Interest Allowed on Time Deposits in Coin. EXCHANGE ON PORTLAND, SAN FRAN CISCO, and NEW YORK, for sale .... at lowest rates. COLLECTIONS MADE AND PROMPTLY P.EMITTC0 SBanking hours, 8 A. M. to 4 p. m. Refer to H. W. CORBETT, HENRY FAILING, Feb. I, 1871-yt W. S. LADD. STORE AT LEBANON! A. COWA S & CO., Prop's. S.B. CLAUGHTON, Aent. Fresh Stock Just Reeeived ! JDTiSr C3-0 O DS ! . GROCERIES I CLOTHING, HATS & CAPS! Boots and Shoes 1 GLASS AND QUEENSWAHE ! ' Iron, Hardware, Ac Whiri mil all be Dirooted of at AZhanw Price ! PRODUCE TAKEN FOR GOODS! se25T5n.6t A- COWAN A CO. THE M1SER'SEIR. The honr hand of Philip Acre's oM fiishionetl Bilvcr watch was pointing to the figure fight; the pnug reil cur tains nhut oul the rain ami darkness of the JIareh night, and the tire snapped and cracked behind the red hot Lara of the grate in a moat cosy and com fortable sort of way, casting "a rosy shine into the thoughtful brown eyes that were tracing castles and coronets in the bright bunting coals. For L'hilip Acre was, for once, in dulging himself in the dangerous fas cinations of the day dream. "If I werusonly rich!" he pondered to himself. "Ah! if. Then good-bye to all these musty old law books; good-bye to mended boots and turn ed coats, all the ways and means which turns a mau's life into wretched bond age. Wouldn't I revel in new books, and delicious paintings, and high-stepping horses? Wouldn't I buy a set of jewelry for Edith not pale pearls or sickly emeralds, but diamonds, to blaze liko links ot tire upon her royal throat? Wouldn't I what nonsense I'm talking, though?" ho cried sud denly to himself, "l'hilip Acre, hold your tongue. I did suppose you were a fellow of more scum. Here you are, neither rich nor distinguished, but a simple law student; while Kdith Wylis is as far aboveyour moonstruck aspirations as the queen of Night her self! She loves me, though t.he will wait and the time will one day come. If only Dr. Wylis were not so dis trustful of a fellow! However, 1 must learn to j rove myt-elf worthy of the sweetest prize tliat ever hallo, conte in there, whoever you are!" It was only the servant maid of the lodging house, carrying a letter in the corner of her apron, between her thumb ati f'ng1-- 'l'lease, sir, the postman has just left it," "All right, Katy. Now, then," he added, as the door closed behind Ka ty's substantial back, "Let's see what my unknown correspondent has to say. A black seal, eh? Not having any relation to lose, I am not alarmed at the prognostic" lie broke the seal, glanced over the short, business-like communication contained within, with a face varied from incredulous surprise to Kuddeu gladuess. 'Am I dreaming?" he murmured, rubbing Ids eyes and shaking himself, as it' to ensure complete possession of his senses. "No, I'm wide awake and in mv ritrht mind: it is no delusion no part of my waking visions. But who would have supposed that old Thomas Mortimer, whom I haven't seen since 1 was a boy of sixteen, and picked out of the river lialf dead be tween cramp and fright, would die and leave me his money? Why, I'm not the shadow of a relation; but then I never heard the old man bad any kith or kin, so I can't imagiue any harm in taking advantage of this odd freak. Ilich am I ready to be rich? Is my Aladdin vision to be an actual fact? Oh, Kdith! Kdith!" lie clasped both hands over his eves, sick and giddy with the thought thtt the far-oil' star of his adoration would be brought tip near him at last by tbe magnet gold. All those years ol patient wailing were to be bridged over by the strange old miser's be quest; he might claim Edith now. llow full of heart shrine were the weeks that nit ted over the heart of the accepted lover brightened by Kdith's smile made beautiful bv the soft radiance of Kdith's love. There was one alloying shadow the most imperceptible touch of distrust and suspicion with which stern old Dr. Wylis regarded his future son-in-law. Ah! he feared to trust his only child to the keeping of any man who had not been proved in the liery furnace of trial. It was precisely a week before the day appointed for tho wedding, and the soft lights, veiled by shades of ground glass, were just lighted in Ur. Wylis' drawing room, where Kdith sat among her white roses-and helio tropes, working a bit of cambric ruf fling, and singing to herself. She was a slender, beautiful girl, with violet I eyes, blue-veined iorehead, and glossy curls of that pale gold that old paint ers loved to portray. "I wonder if Mortimer Place is so very lovelyl" she said to a silver-haired lady who sat opposite. "Philip is going to take me there when we re turn trom our wedding tour, aunty. he says it is the sweetest place & po et's fancy can devise, with fountains and shrubbery and delicious copses Oh, shall we not be happy there?" She started up with a bright, sud den blush; for even while the words were trembling on her lips, Philip Acre came into the room. His hand some face was grave, looking a . little troubled, yet eheeriul withal. Airs Wylis, with art arch nod at her niece, disappered into the pertumed pers pective of the conservatory, leaving the lovers to themselves. "You are looking grave, PhilipJ" said Edith, as he bent over and kissed her cheek. "lam feeling so, darling. I have a very unpleasant disclosure to make to-night our marriage must be post poned indefinitely." 'Philip, for what reason?" "Because by dillicent labor at my profession I cannot , realize sufficient means to support you, dearest, in a manner satisfactory to your lather s expectations and my wishes." , "But, Philip, I thous&t " "You thought me heir to Thomas Mortimer's wealth? So I was Edith. a lew hours since: but I have rehn quished all claim to it now. I learned to-day that a distant cousin, a woman, was alive, although my lawyer , tells me, in ignorance of her relationship to Thomas MortimerV Of course I Bhall transfer the property to her im mediately." 'But, Philip, the will has made t legally yours," " Legally it has: but. Edith, could I reconcile it to the idea ot truth and honesty to avail mysejf 6f old Morti mer' fanciful freak, at this woman's expense? I might take the hoarded weillih, but I never could respect my self again, could I dream of legally defrauding the rightiul heir. Nay, dearest, I may lose name and wealth, but I would rather die than suiter a single stain on my honor as a Chris tian uentlemau." "You have done right, Philip," said Kdith with sparkling eyes. "We will wait and hope on, happy in loving one another more dearly than ever. But who is this distant relative and heir ess?" "That's just what I didn't stop to enquire. I will write again to my lawyer to nsk these questions, and to direct that a deed ol couveyanco bo made out; and then, darling " His lips quivered a moment, yet ho manfully completed the sentence "Then I will begin the battle of life over again." And Kdith' loving eyes told him what she thought of his self-abnegation a sweet testimonial. "Hem," said Dr. Wylis, polishing his eyeglasses magesterially with a silk crimson handkerchief, "I didn't suppose the young fellow had so much stamina about him a very hon orable thing to do. Kdith, 1 have never felt exactly sure about Philip Acre being worthy of you before." "Papa." "But my mind is made up. When is he coming again?" "This evening," faltered Kdith, the violet eyes sottly drooping. "Tell him, Kdith, that he may have you next Wednesday, just the same as ever. As to the law practicing, there's time enough for that afterward, t'hild don't strangle me with kisses keep 'em fur Phil." He looked at his daughter with his eyes strangely dim. s " "Tried, ami not found wanting," he muttered indistinctly. The perfume of the orange blos soms had died away, the glimmer ot the pearl and satin were hidden in the velvet caskets and traveling trunks and Mr. and Mrs. Acre, old married people of a full month's duration, were driven along a country road, in the amber of a glorious June sunset. Hallo! which way is Thomas go ing?" said Philip, leaning from the window, as the carriage turned out of the main road. "I told him the direction he was to take," said Kdith, wilh bright, spark ling eyes. " Let me have my own way for once. We are going to our new home. "Are we?"said Philip, wilh a cheery grimace. "It is to be love in a cot tage. I suppose." Wait until you see, rir," said Mrs. Acre, pursing up her little rose-bud of a month; and 1 hilip waitea patiently. "Where are we?" he asked in aston ishment, when the carriage drew tip lefure a stately pillared portico. ".Surely this must be tho Mortimer place. "Shouldn't be surprised if it was," said Dr. Wylis, emerging from the doorway. "Walk in, my boy come Kdith. Well bow do you liko your new home?" "Our new home!" repeated Philip, "I do not understand you, air." "Why, I mean your little wife yon der is the sole surving relative of Mr. Thomas Montiiner.although she never knew it until this morning. Her mother was old Mortimer's cousin, and some absurd quarrel had caused a total cessation of intercourse between the two branches of the family. I was aware of the fact all along; but wasn't sorry to avail myself of the opportunity to see what kind of stuff you were made of, Phil Acre. And now, as the deed of conveyance is not made out yet, I don't suppose your lawyer need trouble himsclt about it. The heiress won't quarrel with you, I'll be bound." Phil Acre's face flushed "and then grew pale with strong hidden emo tion, as he looked at his wile standing beside him, when the stusct turned her bright hair into coils of gold, and the thought how unerringly the hand of Providence had straightened out the tangled hand of destiny. Out of darkness came light. A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TOVIEGINlA. In a speech made recently at Louis ville, Ky., the Hon. D. W. Voorhees, of Indiana, said : "If I, on the other hand, was call ing witnesses for the Democracy, I would point first to the old State of Virginia, the most amictedol all, the most torn to pieces of all, with her male population driven away, her bo som thrashed with the thrashing ma chine of death, from one - border to the other. She has emerged as from a fire of ten-fold heat, but she haa fallen into the hands of Conservatism and not of Radicalism, and no Radi cal, not even Ben Butler, dares wag his foul tongue of point his felonious finger at her. ' Cheers. And this I said to him, too, on the floor of the House.- Virginia, the very head and front of tbe struggle on the part of the South she in whose bosom lies more buried valor than in any other equal space of ground the sun shines upon f applausel where heroes sur passing those that Homer aung of met and clashed their swords and bled and died she on whose fate the whole South hung, who never falter ed, and when her great leaders laid down their swords all others were laid down." - ' - Te following brief poem,: a con tribution to a Wisconsin journal, is equally well "calculated" for other latitudes: . ..'.. -'' I know a wotnan, pale and slight, rt-v- With heart in hopeless mood , ...; : . Who often toils throughout tbt night To earn her husbaad's food. While he, in strength of manhood's power, . Some gay saloon will seek, - -And spend more money in an hour . : Than she earns in a week. They have One-rail railways in In di. . , STRANGE BUT TRUE. . JJY HA1LKY CHASCEY.' ! In 1819, the principal banking insti tutions of tho chance kind in San Franciscoi were the "Bella Union." "Verandah," "Xim de Oro," and "Parker Houso," all situated about the "Plaza," and each employed a baud ol music to lesson the te'dions hours of that rainy winter, and to drown tho noise of dingliug gold and silver, and tho cursing ejaculations of tho gamblers. ' ' Many a sad scene has taken place within these saloons that chlileu the blood of tho beholder, and . is remem bered with horror I I once carelessly sauntered through one of these places. My attention wus attracted toward a iiersou who had large piles ot gold before him. The suvinee eyeballs, the swolen veins upon his forehead, the col. I sweat upon his face, and clenched hands, told of heavy losses. Mingled exclamations of horror and contempt M ould escape him, and he seemed un conscious of all that was noma on around him. His (raze was bent unon the cards, as if his life's blood was the stake at issue. Jn this case his last dollar was placed within the dealers bank; then with the Jrenzy of a ma niac, ho drew a loht; dirk-kmfe and I dunged it up to the hilt into his own ody, and sunk a corpse upon tho ta ble. A few rude jeers followed this act ; the body was removed, and the game went on as though nothing had happened as though another victim had not been added to the gambler's damning record, or another soul had not gone to its final account. 1 learned this much of his history: lie started with a large stock of goods, given him by his lather to sell on commission, and the lather's for tune depetxled upon a safe return of the money bo invested ; but as usual with young men, he indulged iu the full libeity of unbridled license, and while the ship stopped at one of the South American ports, he engendered the first seeds ol "play." But lor a while after his arrival, the excitement j of trade and the energy necessary to accomplish a successful issue, kept his mind busy. One day, by appoint ment, he was to meet a mercantile friend at this time, and while waiting for his friend's arrival, staked a few dollars upon the turn ot cards when the talent disease sprang into life, and it carried him headlong over the precipice, and ended iu tbe tragic manner related. The Nim de Oro was a iramblinj saloon on Washington street, opposite the Kt Dorada, ami in 1S49 was the priucipal resort of the disbanded sol diers of tho California regiments, and also of the soldiers who had been en gaged with the war of Mexico. Behind one of the largest monte banks in the room sat a man who had won for himself honorable mention. and an officer's commission was given him for his bravery at the storming of .Monterey; but preferring the climate of California anu its golden prospects to a more northern home, embarked for that country at the close of the war with Mexico, and, upon arriving he opened a gambling saloon. The emigrants came in by thousands, and a tew nights alter his arrival, a young man enured the saloon and seated himself at the bank, and staked vari ous sums upon the cards until he had lost nearly all tho money ho possess ed. r Kxcitcd by tbe play, and maddened with his losses, he accused, the dealer of cheating; the lio passed, when the young man struck the dealer a severe blow upon the face. Quick as thought, the sharp report of a pistol followed, and the gambler's clothing was cover ed with the young man's blood -be had shot him through the right breast The room was cleared of the specta tors present, the door closed, and medical attendance called in to aid the wounded man. The gambler sat moodily over his bank, running the small monte cards through his lingers, and perhaps thinking of the deed just perpetrated, when the wounded man gave a moan of agony as the doctor's probe reach ed the bottem of the wound. The doctor inquired what State he was from and the wounded man re'" plied From Vermont." The gambler raised bis bead, for it had been a long time since he had seen a person from the home of his childhood, and Vermont being the name of his native State, the mere mention of the name interested him. ' The doctor next iuquired the name of the place where his parents resided, if he had any. The wounded man replied-. ; ,! . ' : .; "Montpelier." ' Tho gambler sprang to his feet, his limbs trembled, aud his face was pale as death, for Montpelier was the home of his youth, and -perhaps the wound ed man might have been his playmate iu childhood perhaps a schoolmate knew his parents, his brothers and sis ters. He clung convulsively to the table, and, with tho contending emo tions of rapid thought and the weight Of injury inflicted, lie could ' scarcely stand. . .;'; ,. : - f. , , . A stimulant was given to the woun ded man, and he was momentarily re lieved from the weakness the body is so subject to after a severe wound, when the doctor inquired if there was any friend in- the city he wisked to' send for. " " '. , , 'Yes," he feebly replied, "my wife. She is at the City Hotel, on the cor ner of ; Glay and Kearney . streets.-' Tell Mary to hasten, for I am' badly hurt."; lk, ' A man was sent immediately to bring his wife. : ! ' r ' ' ; - . . "Doctor," said the gambler,' "save that man's life, and there is my bank, and $10,000 in Burgpyne, and you shall have it all." The doctor felt the pulse of . the man, and probed the wound anew.-r The gambler watched him with the greatest anxiety until the inspection wa finished, when the doctor shook his head; as much as to say there was no hope. The gambler sat by the side of the wounded man, bathed his head, and staunched the llow of blood from his wound, until the arrival of his wife. She came, accompanied by a few friends, and as heroic women bear their misfortunes she bore hers.: Not a word of reproach escaped her words of cheerfulness only came from her lips, as tears coursed down btr cheeks. To lier inquiry as to tho chances ot her husband's recovery, the doctor assured her there was no hope, that tho wound was mortal, and that in a few hours the wounded man must die. She sank down upon her kness, and invoked the mercy of a forgiving Uod upon her dying husband and his murderer. The gambler knelt at the side of the wounded man, and asked his for giveness for the wrong he had com mitted, and also that of his afllicted wife, which was readily granted. "This," said he, "is for disobeying the sacred injunction of my aged father and mother'. I have faced death a thousand times, and still I have escaped; the balls of an enemy have whistled past my ears as thick as hail-stones, and the bursting bomb has exploded at my feet. Still I have lived; O God, and for this! High above the red tide of battle I have carried my country's ensign, and that won for me a name among men. When not one comrade was left to tell of the battle, I escajied unscathed. Why was 1 not killed with the rest? All that was proud and pleasing to man I have had ; and if I could recall this last act by living upon carrion, sleeping in a pauper's grave, and re nouncing every proud act of my life, I would do it. I was born in the same village with that man; we were born beneath the same roof, and O Ood ! the same mother gave us birth! He must not die he is my brother!" And the gambler sunk down in a swoon upon the floor. The wounded man raised himself upon his elbows; his glazed eyes wandered about the room, as if searcing for some particular person. "Mary," said he, "is my brother William here? I" The words choked in his throat, the gurgling blood stopped his utter ance, aud he sairk back a corpse upon his pillow. 1 he wife knelt again, but it was be side a dead body, and invoked the blessing of God upon his soul aud forgiveness for the murderer. The gambler awoke from his swoon, staggered up to the wife, and said : "Mary, would it were otherwise, for I have nothing to live for now; the dead and dying do not want any thing in this world ; lake this certifi cate of dejiosite to our aged father, and tell our parents we are both dead ; but oil, do not tell them how we died '." Before tho woman could reply, or any one interfere, the report of thi pistol sounded again, and the fratri cide hnd ceased to live! On the hill near Kincou Point were two graves, a few years ago, enclosed with a picket fence, and one tombstone at their head, with the' simple inscription, " Brothers." s. WHEAT LOSS TS CHICAGO ITS EF FECTS. The loss by the Chicago fire of 1,000, 000 bushels of wheat, it is thought by some, will have much effect in en hancing the price of breadstuff's gen erally. It does not necessarialy fol low that a rise, if any should occur, except in the locality immediately effected, would be permanent. The loss, though great, is but a very slight percentage of the grain crop of the country. The time was whea a po litical economist of England deemed it a question to be decided by math ematics, which was the greater loss, a cargo of provisions or a ship load of passengers, but the productive ca pacity of the United States has thrown such questions out of discussion. The total products of agriculture in the United States for the year 18G0 were valued at $1,856,000,000. For the year 1870 the value of the same products was $2,500,000,000 at least. The lossof 1,600,000 bushels of wheat at $1.50 per bushel would be incon siderable in comparison with the val ue of the products of the country. But there is a pievailing impression that the surplus of breadstuff's is not large enough to stand so large a loss and yet meet the demands of a for eign market. It is a notion, false in a great degree, that a foreign1 market decides the value of grain, or that it is the main dependence of the Amer ican Farmer. The Chicago Journal of Commerce has been gathering the figures, and it shows, from' official sources, that during a period of thirty-nine years the total exports of the products of our soil to all ; f oTeign countries have amounted in value to $1,006,751,235, or not one-half of the agricultural yield of the soil for one year. At this rate the loss in Chica go ought not to add much to '.he val ue of a bushel of wheat. The jtotal exports of ail the breadstuffs; and provisions, from American ports ia thirty-nine years, endiog in 1860, did Aot exceed the value of tho corn crop Alone for the three years, 1868, 1869 and 1870J. The dependence upon1 foreign1 i porte for a market is but light, the best and most extensive market being at home. Union. , little Lulii was most philosophical Two or three nours alter eating a hearty dinner of succotash She com1 plained of a? stomach-achfe." Per haps" suggested her mother, "the succotash you ate is troubling 'you.' 'Oh! no mamma," she replied, "it isn't that, it's ever so far below . the succotash."- ' ' " ' r - A woman at a revival - meeting in Ohio said she found her jewelry , was dragging her down to hellr and so gave it all to a younger sister.- WIIOPAYN TiiEiwr; A certain improvement now going On at Washington, as an appurtenance to the President's Mansion, is strik ingly illustrative of the taste and qualities of mind whieh control Presi dent Grant's life and character. It seems that the stables, near the White House, are not at all to Grant's mind; he has great concern for the fine hor ses whieh have', Irom time Xb time, been presented to him; they occupy a large part of his time and most of his care ; aud he wants them housed in a style to correspond with his taste, and the taste of his horse jockeyint com panions. So he demanded at' Con gress a new stable; and Coiigress, obedient to the royal command, made the requisite appropriation not a nig gardly sum of a few thousand dollars to build a good and substantial stable, but a horse palace, worthy to lodge the royal stud of the new regime, "un der Radical rule." Tbe Washington Chronicle, the Conrt Journal, has the following characteristic article on this subject! It is a fact not generally known that there is being built for President Grant one of the finest stables in the United States. The new stables will be two stories high, pressed brick front, with Seneca stone trimmings, and a most elabo rately finished and beautifully design ed French roof, in the center of which will be built a handsome tower The outside measurement of the building is &0 by 78 feet. The lower Actor, on which the stalls, from 20 to 25, will be built, has a IC-feet ceiling. The up- per rooms win oe about 13 feet m the clear. There will also be a a cow house in the cellar. The ventilation is on the most per fect plan, flues being used throughout the cellar and building. The stables will front on 17th street, where there are two wings which will be used as carriage houses. Accommodations are made for four carriages. By put ting a division into one of the lower rooms, more stalls can be provided if needed. On tbe upper floor the front room will be occupied by the hostlers, while the rear rooms will be used to store away hav and other feed. Gas and water will be used throughout the stable. The building is now ready for the roof, which will be put on during the coming week. Marble dust will be used on the front with the mortar, in stead of white sand. This will give the joints a brilliant, snow-white ap pearance, which will not have to be painted or oiled, as is generally the custom, as acid will be used to clean off all marks. The stables will cost, it is estima ted, $50,000. The work is being done under the supervisionof Jacob Ad ams, the brick work supervised by James N. Collins. The stables when finished will compare favorably with any in the country. There are larger stables iir the country (that of Dr. Jayue in Philadelphia being built of white marble, awd larger) but none can compare with it in beacrly, style of finish, adornments, and practical usefulness. Special attention has been paiJ to the ventilation of the rooms and stalls. The stalls will be a little larger than are generally built, and will measure four feet nine inches in the clear. In the rear of tbe stable Will be a door which will lead out into the White Lot, where the horses can roam at will. The stables, when finished,- will at tract masiy visitors, and may be as much songht after' as the famed sta bles of the Queen of England at Windsor". In a recent article on the subject of journalism, Horace Greeley the very best authority says tho the practical printers' make the best edi tors as there is something in the ear ly associations of the printing office which gives a sort of refined culture to the otherwise well trained jour nalist. Upon' the same principle that the most efficient managers of great industrial enterprises are' those who have worked, their way up through the subordinate training for the journalist; it imparts a kind of sympathy with letters which the mere scholar does not acquire. The prac tical printer who becomes an editor is apt to be a step of the craft, it is true that the 6chool of the printery gives the best paragrafphist. t rom nsvmg gone through the slow progress of picking up and deposit ing the individual metalio blocks that one by one spell out the words which express the writer's thought the printer learns to place a value up on each letter and word, and is very naturally led to depreciate a useless waste of either.- Whatever may be the achievement of schools for jour nalists, we believe that the schools are printing offices and active repor torial labors. Herb ia how a learned disciple' of iEaaculapeus of Jacksonville tells the iimes m nxetr up a wounaea nan: 4 Mr. Crook ' was thrown violently from the wagon in a comatos state of papnyMhtum, ana struck the' earth upon ttte riparian summit of the cer ebellum, thereby producing varicose concussion Of the exterior nmndrago ra, and filling the exagerated tissues of the fallopian- retina with regurgi tative leuoophae. On reaching the Bcene of the catasttophe, I made im mediate -examination of the corpus deliciti, and found him still breath ing, though animation was shortly' suspended etherally by an abnormal confluence of the tizzerizan, caused by disgorgement of the nasogastric' obelisk. s The operation or nis resto ration, from impending necrosis was but the ttork of an instant. I placed my dexter mawley upon, the archi trive of the lower auricle of his left occipital aorta, and by exfoliation of the contingent paricardiunr, succeed ed in. superclayiating the femoral safety-valve' and restoring the afflict ed' man to hra wo&ted exuberancy. from the Meretfry.1 SWAttP.LAXD RECfl'LATIOXII. At the regular meeting pf tbe Board of Swamp land Commissioners, . com posed ot his Excellency, L. Gro ver, lion. S. F. Chad wick, Secretary of State, lion. L. Fleiscbner. Treas urer of State, and Hon. T. II. Cann, Clerk, on November 16, the following' proceedings were had: On motion of Hon. L. FJeiscImer, it was determined 1st. That all applicants rhust iii order to keep their applications valid, within ninety days aur the date of public notice as provided in Sec. 2 of an Act entitled an Act providing for the selection and sale of Swamp and Overflowed Lands belonging to the' State of Oregon, approved Oct. 26, 1870 pay 2 J per centum of the pur chase money to the Clerk of the Board 2d.- In case of there being more than 6ne applicant for any tract or parcel of Overflowed or Swamp-Land and the first legal applicant shall fail to make payment as by law required, then the next applicant who has in ev ery respect complied with the require ments of the law shall be entitled to the purchase ot that land. 3d. If any or all applicants to any tract or parcel of Swamp or Over flowed Lands, should fail to comply with the requirements of law within tlr time specified,then try person can make application for the frame tract or psxrcel of Swarrrp or Overflowed Land. 4th. All applications made after the expration of ninety days froift the date of public notice, must le aecorn panied with 20 per centum of the pur-' chase money. 5th. In cases of conflict, where" there are more than one applicant to a tract or parcel Of Swamp or Over flowed Lands, all elaimants must de posit 20 per Centura of the purchase money with the Clerk of the Board, within ninety days from the date of public notice. 6tb. The Board at its earliest con venience halL by letter's registfvd in the United States PostofBce, ve notice to such claimants of trwt day set for the trial of such conflicts. 7th. In. case of any or all parties' interested in any case or trial failing to appear on the day of trial, as set forth in official notice, or neglect to give notice to the Board of their ina bility to appear on the day of trial, then tbe Board shall go on with the trial and decide the case. 8th. On the decision of any case, the Board shall order the Clerk of the Board to inform the applicant to whom the land has been awarded, and to return the several deposits to the respective contestants found not to be entitled to hoid as purchasers of the Swamp and Overflowed Land des cribed. 9th. Whenever money is paid to. tbe Clerk of the Board on acoount of conflicts, he shall give tbe applicant a certificate of deposit iustcad of a re ceipt. loth. . The' Clerk of the Board sbaH deposit with the Treasurer Af State all moneys as received by him on account of conflicts and take the Treasurer of State's cirtificate of de posit for the same, to be returned by order of the Board. 11th. The Clerk of the Board shall Jay all expenses arising from the se ection, management and-sale Of the Swamp and Overflowed Lands, out ot any funds arising from the sales of such Swamp and Overflowed Lands, after approval of bills by the Board and1 upon order of the President of the Board. 12th. In cases there should' not be sufficient funds on hand to pay such approved bills, the Clerk shall file them, and endorse thereon the" date", of presentation and then pay the same in rotation as the money comes in. 13th. After all bills of expenses' are paid, all trarplus mobeys, if any, shall be paid by the Clerk of the uoaru to the lreasurer ox fctate and his reeeipt taken for the same. The Presidential ipse dixit comes in doe time, and several of the coun ties cf South Carolir&are under mar tial law. The people of those coun ties do not know what is in store for' them. . They are liable to arrest at any time and without any definite charge against them. The whnn of a Radical ofivcial is all the excuse that is necessary for dragging a man from his home, and throwing him into a prison with common fellons. And for such outrages there is no redress. Law is made subordinate to the pow er of the sword. The door of the temple of justice is closed. The peo ple have to suffer and endure, and be' as patient as they can. There is no redress, and can be none until a re turn to' sense shows the American people how rapidly their" liberties are' departing. U The North can look- qui etly on and see these thisgs done in South Carolina? but the people wilfr learn that the principle which pur poses to subject South Carolina, is a principle which may subvert the lib-' erties of the people of Massachusetts, or Ohio. Th& imperial ukase, from the head center of centralism', is a direct and anticipated result of Con gressional legislation, which the New Departuiista "accept" as" final, and to which they are willing-to 'crook, the pregnant hinges of the knee," and lift up no voice in rebuke or" eon-' demnation.- AllaiHa JSuvf ' DrvoBCEs". Six divorce-fweref grant ed in the Linn Circuit Court, lasfc' week, and eight more are on the docket at. Eugene for the prsent' term. "We warn our unmarried men to' beware the corning of an army of grass widows, each armed with a leather bed! and a broomstick, for those released-gals are on the war-" path. Mercer',-the man' who' fousd so many wives for the Washington' Territory boys, passed through here' last Saturday on his way South. Cer , it be'pbssible that he is in search of swains for the solitary doves of Linn? Vve'pa'ise'for a re'f.J'laj.ridmler.