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ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Corvallia, Oregon. -3-Offic at the Court House. v6n27 THKO. BCBMESTEB. iBELUNGER & BJRMESTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW No 89 First Street, PORTLAND, - - OREGON. 'Special attention i-en to matters in Bankrupt cy and all buMnc.-s in LniU-a s;Us louru. vfin21tf. J. C.filENDENHALL, NOTARY PUBLIC, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENT. ALBANY, OREGON. Rents Collected and Taxes P lid fjr Xon-P.esi- dents aafl others, making Real Estate papers, etc ay-05nee next Uoor to lelegrapa umcc viniltf. GEO. R. HELM, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Will practice in all the Courts of this State. OFFICE: ALBANY", OREGON. Nov. 11, 1S70. JCMIl KKLSAT. J04KPH BASSOS. KELSAY &, HANNON, UTORSEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW, ALBANY. OREGON. Partners for Linn, County. Office np stairs in Post Office Building. Ton4yl. G. f . SETTLEMiER, JDru; fist and Apothecary! -ffkEALER IN DRUGS, MEDICINES. OILS U Paints, Window Ulas, Dyestufls, Liquors, fancy Soaps, Brushes, Perfumeries, Ae. Prescriptions Carefnilr Compounded. AH art eles and Drugs in oar llae warranted -of the best quality. , First street, Post Offiee building, Abafy. julln48yl X.S. DV BOJS, rlOXSTANTLY OX HAND AND RECEIV ; INJ a larze stock of Groceries and Provi ions. Wood and Willow Ware, Tobacco, Cigars. 2enfeetienery, Yankee ftotions, etc., etc Wholesale and Retail. ."Opposite B. C, Albany. -Oregon. Hill Sod's Drug Store, junlv5n43yl D. B. RICE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AXD SURG EOS, ALBANY, OREGOX. lrQffiee : On Sooth fide of Main street. Residence : On the corner of Third and Baker troeta. aprl5va3Stf. JOIIX J. WIIITSTEV, ITTQBm ASD C0TSSEL0R IT LAW and Notary Public. Special attentions given to collections. OrriCB Up stairs in Parrisu's Brick. Albany, Oregon. ' 3n33tf. TAKE NOTICEEVERYBOOY. FT HAT WE WILL PAY FOB GOOD BUT- I TER from 22 to 25 cents per pound, and 2v cents a dozen for EUGS, in trade. 1 TsFs-it lisnrtmrnt nf Prnrkprv Warp. Those who wish goods AT A bargaix bad better eire us a eU at tbe CASH STORE and aee for themaelvea. XX. CHEADLE A CO. v6n45tf. ALBANY BATH HOUSE! arriHE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT fully inform the citizens of Albany and vi cinity that he bas taken charge of this Establish ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying atrict attention to business, expects to suit all those wbfaiay favor him with their patronage. Having tajretotore carried on nothing bnt First-Class Hair Dressing Saloons, lie .expects to give entire satisfaction to all. gr-hildien and Ladies' Hair neatly cut and shampooed. JOSEPH WEBBER, ' . . v3n33tf. FOR SALE. ... ..... LL PERSONS INTERESTED ARE RE- I spectrally informed that tbe andersirned ave now an band. fromelected lots, all the CHOICE SEED WHEAT, carefully and separately stored, and for sale on r asenanie terms. TjalOtf C.B.COMSTOCK A Co. V Wa. S. Nbwbbbby, Agent. NOTICE. - A LL' PERSONS OWING ON SUBSCRIP- ftion or n te on ace mnt of railroad comple tion to Albany please eall and settle immediate. 1J. - HaH. HOLLADAY. v7n8 tf. By J. H. Foster. . . CS.ASOR. AD VE11T1SKMKNTS. FINE BLOOD SHEEP. COTSWOLD XXALr BREEDS FOR SALK. Apply t S. D. KM KRSON. Mountain View. Santa Clara Co., Cat. nr JOHN ANUERfeO.N, t!3 Clay St., Sun FranciMm. .,rl.a DANIEL UAbY, ATTORNEY AT LAW ANO NOTARY PUBLIC. SCIO, OREGON. JT-iy-Special attention given to the collection of notes, account. Ac doclGvSnlS. JOHNS & GABY, SCIO, OREGOS, Real Estate Dealers LAND. IMPROVED OR UNIMPROVED, is obeuper in the Forks of the auliuui ibuii in any other part f tho tftnte. RjV-lnquire or J. M. Johns, Marion oianou. ' of Daniel Gaby, Seio, Liuu county. vfln3:!tf. FRANKLIN MEAT MARKET FIRST STREET. Y ft e0 AMJAS1', OCX. , Next Boor to A. Cowan A Co.'a Store. fje R- HERREN. PROPRIETOR, alwsivs keen the bisl meat Ihe market WILL nflorui and put it up to suit his customer. aulivTnltf. J. K. ur.Htir..- B. r. ntrasKM., C. P. FKRKT, Notary Public. Att'y at Law. ETJSSZLL, FEREY & W00WAED, REAL ESTATE BROKERS, ASO COLLECTING AGENTS. SrSpecial attention given to the sale of Real Estate. Real Estate Litiga'i-'n and the I'olleetion of Claims. Office. X. Vt . Corner first ana Washington Streets. Portland, Oregon. Feb. 1S70. vJo2Stf. FROMAN BUILDING! YHEAT AND FLAX-SEEO DEPOT ! Cleaninr and Elrvatm; rapacity 10,000 Bushels per Day: 150.000 Bushels Wheat Wanted in Store! 50,000 SucltM ?r those who wish to sell or tore with us. Flax-Seed Contractors of Pioneer Oil Co. will call uu us f"r sack. Tinilyl. K. CAKTWPIOIIT. THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED BAIN WAGON! JECOGNIZED EVERYWHERE AS A FIRST CLASS FARM WAGON. Xo other Wa?on has a Home reputation equal to Baiu" make, and it ie the only wegoo that has been lettrd and known to stand this climatr. In a word it is made of the &f materials and is the beot finished wagon that c--mes U tliis mar ket. We have different styles of Hounds and Beach, ! Patent do. (so called; included vSn43 Ajenu at A.bany. FDH THE HARVEST OF 1871. PITT'S THRESHERS! HAINES. HEADERS! LATEST I3IPR'TE MOWERS! And All Kinds of Asrricultural Implenientt! CONSTANTLY OX HAND ! AUo the CELEBRATED BAIN WAGON BLAIN, YOCNG k CO.. 6n37tf. Albany, Oregon. STAR BIIEWEKYI TALLY &HOUCK, II AVE ESTABLISHED AN EXTENSIVE Brewery business in ALBAN Y AS COKVAILIS, Mr. Houck heeoine the old stand of Tally in TALLY A UOl'CK. April 14, 187 l-Ton35tf. . JOHN CONNER'S BANKING AND EXCHANGE OFFICE, ALBANY, OREGON. DEPOSITES RECEIVED, SUBJECT TO CHECK AT SIGHT. Interest Allowed on Time Deposit ia Coin. EXCHANGE ow PORTtAWD. BA irKAa. CISCO, and NEW YORK, for sale at lowest rates. CDLLECTIONS MADE ANO PROMPTLY REMITTED -Banking hours, 8 A. v. to 4 r. "M."ri3 Refer to. . . H. W. CORDETT, HENRY FAILING, Feb. 1, 1871-yl W. 8. LADD. STORE AT LEBANON! A. COWAW & CO., Prop's. . s. XX. CXJkUGXXTON, Agent. Fresh - Stock Just Received ! -r t?. -sr GOODS! 'GROCERIES! CLOTHING, HATS & CAPS! l Boots and Shoes ! GLASS AND QUEENSWARE ! Iron, Hardware, cVc Which mill all be Vitpoted of at Albany Pricttl PRODUCE TAKEN FOR GOODS! se25v5ntf. , Ju COWAN & CO, 3a Albany and Mr. i ally sujnntet,.imj tne ti- uiaereni uiiteuuiu, aim sa became a healthy, joyous child, flit- hfOKHOX BISTBIBUTIOar OF some ot the most copspicu usimnment .t creams. er .,...- . 0.,ier no more. tinK here aud there and everywhere Wl VEs. and courageous men, who SAinnWS PR VATE FAM L hS Awo "our8 . . JamJ e. . , meeting the warmest ot welcomes. est in the Radical party, w . , "V a oke, as Irmn the siecp oi aeaui, aim ThJ M5sonio IIilU was but a few rods A charact4!ri8tic anecdote, one the liepubliffln party when to order, and f unj h,mself in the cabin of a strange from Mr Tu,.ner'g residence, and Eva which I have often heard related bv nominated, and burn their WAE2AKTEDD TO BE TH VESY BEST ! ship, witb kind and sympatnizmg f t Uh Kim ft9 far lh door ,Tnrmnna themselves, will clear- EVA, THE MASON'S CHILD. As the Masouio Festival of St. Johu's Day- Deo 27 th - will huve come and gone before our next publi cation day, we trust our readers will pardon , us for giving place to tho fol lowing beautiful bketch of the results of tho teachiugs of Masonry. Ed. Dem. CHAPTER I. ; Faster aud fiwtter spread the flames, and now the ship was enveloped in a tiery nheet. Men and woman rushed madly over the side to mnet a qu-cker but less painful death. The boats, with one exception, had been over loaded and capsized. There were hasty prayers, and heart-rending cries of misery" aud distress. Death hov ered, vulture-like, over his victims; some clung desparately to tho vessel's side, some supporting themselves in the water by articles snatched hastily from the burning ship, aud with which they had leaped wildly into the sea. The captaiu sang through his trumpet "take heart and sustain yourselves as long as possible. A ship is coming to our relief." James Durant stood upon tho al most deserted deck, with his only child, but four years of age, folded clowly in his arms. , His eyes swept the horizon in search of the ship to which the captain had alluded. De tore the ship could arrive, they must be burned to death; or, if ho sprang, as others had, down into tho water, both be and the child would be drown ed, for he was not a swimmer. The little arms were twined about his neck, the pale cheek rested confid ingly against his own, but the brtve child did not tremble. "O, my Hod, is there no help?"' cri ed the despairing father, as the flames swept nearer, and he felt that his 1resent position could be held but a lttle longer. " Here, give the child to me, and I will save her," and turning quickly, Mr. Durant stood fate to face with a stranger who held a life preserver in his hand. 'yuick! there is no time to be lost ! The child can have my life preserver, and it will Hoat Iter easily. oiuer is another ship; I have been watching it fur the last five minutes. It will reach us in half an hour at the most. Tl ere, this is fastened securely. Now, little girl, I am going to throw you into the water. You are not afraid" "No, no, but paj.a'''' The father caught her frantically in his arms. "My darling Eva, you may never see your father again; but do not lear (iod will guard you, aud somebody will find you and take care of you. If you never see papa again, remem ber he is in Heaven with mamma." "Has she no relative?'' asked the stranger. "None in this country; I am from England and traveling for her health.' "Take that pin from your bosom 'and fasten it in her clothing. "Heaven help you for the thought," Baid the lather; and in a moment the square aud compass was glistening on the bosom oi the child, and the strati- rer took her from her lather s arms, saying: "I am stronger man you; she must be cast beyond the reach of these ioor drowning wretches, or they will rob her of her life preserv er. The white drapery fluttered through the air, and sank below the waves; then risinir. it floated lightly ou the waters. James turned to the stranger with tearful eyes: "May uod bless ana preserve you norlest of men. liut you, as well as mvself. must be lost. ".No. 1 am a cooa swimmer, anu here is a piece oi uoaru wiin n cn you can sustain yourself until rel"l board with which arrives. 1 he lather cast another giance ai the white speck floating rapidly away, aud witb an inwara uou preserve 1 fT? : , l... l..ll.ua.l l.ir ten rpiBugsuiv ". the stranger; but tne mo noaieu in faces all around him. In a moment he realized all that had passed, and 6aid, eagerly, though feebly, "My child, my little Eva; is she safe?" There was no response, and a low moan escaped the father's lips. "Courage, sir," said a lady wiin tearful eyes, "some of the passengers were saved by another ship." The lather s countenance brighten ed. "God grant that she may be safe!" Mr. Durant recovered his usual strength in a few hours, and sought among the saved ior tiie si ranger wuo had proved himself so true a Masonic Brother, but he was not to be found. "He must be on the other ship," said ; Mr. Durant. "aud he will take care of Eva." Both bh'ms were at port in New York the following day, but although If.. T . 1' Jl 4.1. VHnM sifl.vl Mr. Durant found the stranger who had so befriended him, and who prov ed to be a Mr. Wadsworth, lrom a Southern citv. Eva was seen by no one, and was given up as lost. CHAPTER II. "Here, wife, is a ehild that has just been washed upon the beach. She is cold and stiff, but I think she is not dead. Let ns iiave some warm nels immediately, and tell Thomas to run for Dr. Hunt." ; It was long before the quivering lashes and feeble fluttering ol the heart gave token that success would crown the efforts of Eva's rescuers but, by-and-bv the lids parted, and re vealed two large, liquid, sky blue eyes that wandered lrom lace to lace m a bewildered way, and closed wearily, " I fear she will not recover very rapidly." said the Doctor. "She has a delicate constitution, and will re quire the best of care." "Poor child!" said Mrs. Turner, "1 do not wonder sho is nearly dead; j but who eau sho be? Some terrible accident must have happened at sea." "lou had better examine her cloth ing,'' said the doctor, " perhaps you may find some clue to her relations." Mrs. Turner lifted the gossamer white dress, and turned it over and over. The square and compass plac ed by Mr. Durant flashed upon tho eyes of all at once. The 'doctor and Mr. Turner looked at each other, but neither spoke, and Mrs. Turner did not notice the tear that glistened in her husbund's eyes. Tho doctor's fears that Eva would not recover rapidly proved to be well founded; days and weeks of fever succeeded in awakening her to life, during which she talked incoherently of "papa," and "poor dead mamma," and of the "burning Mi in," and of "hunger." .She finally awoke to con sciousness, ami asked many questions as to where she was and how she came in the dark room, and who were those who attended her, but Dr Hunt forbade her being ipiestioned until sho was stronger. How interested were all in the little convalescent, whom the elements had cast into the little seaboard town! 'the ladiis declared that never before did the child possess such lovely eyes or such beautiful curls, while the gen tlemen scctn'd not less interested, aud brought her gifts of everything that might please Iter childish fancy. "My dear little girl,'' said Dr. Hunt, when Eva was at length able to ride out, "will you tell ino your name?" "Eva," sai l tho child, "I thought you knew it." "Yes, I know your name is Eva, but I want to know the ret of your name your father's name." "Eva'Durant. Mr. Durant is my paint." "Yes, now I want you to tell me all you can remember about yvur father and mother." Eva's eyes filled with tears. "Oh, sir, my mamma died and went to live with the angels. And I don't know where papa is. Ha said if I never saw him again I must kuow be had gone to mamma." "Where were you when ho told you this?" "Uu the ship; aud oh, the lire burn ed me so; aud papa held me in his arms until a strange man took me and tied something under my arms, and threw me into the water, and 1 ha e not seen papa since. U, sir. can you tell me where he is?'' o,dear child; but perhaps we may yet find him." Ami this was all that Evas friend could discover. It was plain she had come from the ship which had b t n burned a few weeks before; that she had been cast upon the sea, and float ed to the shore ; but where was her father? Had he been saved, and was he searching for his child? Every possible effort was now made to find iiim. The circumstances of the case, with the statement of the child, were published fully in the newspapers of the neighboring cities, but the grief stricken father, believing his child to be lost, had sailed a week before for Europe, and it soon became settled in the minds of Eva's protectors, that he had perinhed. Dut the little one still prattled about her "papa," and said he would come by and bv, aud those who believed dinerently would not paiu her by contradiction The square and compass that. had been found upon her clothing was re garded as a powerful appeal from a Mason to his brethren to care for bin child. So it came to pass that Eva became as it were, the special charge of Hiram." Lodge, No. 93. Mr. Turner would gladly have taken the entire care of the little waif, and the wealthy Senator W requested to be al- lowe1 toaj opt ber as his Imt the Brethren in Lodge i dauzhter, assembled, I Aclir(l hv a vo- that Eva should be adnnntol un.l nrntont,l Kv tin I Lod ' an1 that as Kovidence had . d her in jjrotner Tumor's house, I ...... at should ba her home. And so the vears went bv. and Eva I t . . . - . and then returned alone, always bid ding the liler "take good care of l'a 1 uruer, and send him home early." CHAPTER IIL The six years that followed the death of his wife and the loss of his child, passed wearily to James Du rant. He visited nearly every coun try jn the Old World, seeking among scenes ot natural beauty and grand eur as well as of historic interest, for the mental rest which could never be found. Once more he turned his steps towara America, and sought hisrMa sonic friend,: Wadsworth. Finding that gentleman about setting out on a journey to the Atlantic coast with his family, Mr. JJurant accepted the invi tation to accompany them to Sarato ga and .Niagara, then to .New York, wnere leaving the ladies, Mr. Wads . -mm -w ' " - worth and Mr. Durant wandered from town to town along the coast, enjoy ing the beauty of the scenery and the quiet hospitality that greeted them more than the crowded hotels and the fashionable style ot the popular water ing placeB. Fancy, and the kind haud of Providence, at length led them to the little town of B , and the second evening after their ar rival they visited the Masonic Lodge. A warm welcome was extended to these Brethren from such distant homes, and both were-invited to ad dress the Lodge. Mr. Durant said : "Brethren: I have traveled much and long. I have found Masonic sym pathy in every part of the world, and everywhere is Masonry substantially the same. I can hardly tell where I reside. The world seems . to be my home, as I remain but a short time in any town or country, but my name is recorded in an English Lodge. I love my English Brethren, for they first brought mo "from darkness to light," and 1 love English soil, for with it sleeps the wife of my youth. But I love American soil, also, for here I have found the warmest of welcomes, the kindest of Brethren. Ami, too, my own child is sleeping in American waters, even beneath the very waves that wash the shores of your beauti ful village. , . , "Six years have passed since this dear mend and brother robbed b:m self of his life preserver, that my little I r.va might perhaps escape, aud wo hoped the elements might bo kind, and that Heaven would send her re leaf, but showasnever heard of more." The voice,f Mr. Durant was quiv ering with emotion, and unable to speak further, he seated himself and covered his face with his hands, Glances of surprise and pleasure were cast from one to another anion the Brethren, of Hiram Lodge. No one spoke, however, but all eyes turn ed upon tho Master, Mr. Turner. For a moment he seemed reflecting; then taking a slip of paper from the Secre tary, ho wrote: 'Mrs. Turner Do not allow Eva to retire until I come home ; tell her I am going to bring a strange gentle man who wIhIics to see her. Ami calling the Jun. Deacon, Mr. Turner gave him the note, saying in a low voice, "take thht to Mrs. Turner im mediately." "Why, Eva," said Mrs. Turner, when sho had read tlie message, "you are going to havecompauy. A strange gentleman is at tho Lodge room who wihcs to see you." "Who can it be?" Eva looked perplexed and thought ful; suddenly iter cheeks flushed, her eye lighted, and clapping her little ban Is, she sprang to her feet and ex claimed, "Oli, it must be papa! no one else would wish to see me; no one in the world;" and before Mrs. Turner comprehended the child's interpreta- lion, she had passed the threshold and was Hitting through tho moonlight toward the Lodge-room. The Tiler looked amazed v. hen Eva burst into the ante room, her cheeks burning, her eyes flushing with joy and excite meut. "Do not stop me; I am going in! he exclaimed, but tho inner door was fastened, and the impatient Eva near ly cried with vexation. ait a moment, said the I ilcr, who, having heard nothing of what had transpired within, was at a loss to account for the strange conduct of the child; "wait a moment, and I will s 2nd vour request to Mr. Turner. ile will come out and see you. "I shall not wait' 1 do not want to see .air. 1 umer, 1 want to see my papa.' " I he child is crazv, that is evident. said the perplexed Tiler to himself; but calling out the deacon, he bade him say that Eva was there, and she ha.1 determined to get into the Lodge room The deacon went to the East and delivered his message in a low tone, and a moment afterward moved "that the craft be called from labor to re freshmen t." And Eva did come, or rather bound ed into the hall, more beautiful in her excitement than ever before. S te al vauced to the center of the room ami stood beside tho altar, half poised upon one tiny foot she scanned rapid ly the faces of all. Her eager eyes soon detected the strangers, who were seated beside each other, and for a moment she seemed irresoluc; then darting forward with a glad cry, she threw her arms about the neck of Mr. Durant, crying, "Oh, papa! ray tear papa: you nave come at last: you were not bufned in the ship.' We will not attempt to paint the scene lurtner, out win leave our reau- ! .1 ... -Il l ers to imagine the joy ot the fond father, and also leave them to decide whether the tears that wet tne cneeKs of the brethren ot Hiram JLodge were caused by sympathy with the happiness of their little charge, or grief that they should lose one whom they all loved. the Mormons themselves, will clear- lv illustrate this principle in the au thoritative distribution oi wives, Among the applicants to Brigham for this especial privilege of modern samtshiD. there came, one day, a brother of unusually bad character, when something like the following dialogue ensued; "So, you want a, wife, do you?" "Yes, if you please, Bro. Brigham "Well, the short of the matter is, that you can t have one. "Why can 1 1 have one as well as the other 6aints?" , ; "So," you want to know the whole story, do you? 'Yes: I should like to know why I can't have more than one wife, as well as the rest of em "Well, you shall know in short order: J want your race to die out ' I will not stop to discuss the ques tion how far the principle is probably carried out in the actual admimstra tion of allaim in certain cases not so easily disposed of as was the above, nor how far the temptation to appro- pnate to themselves tbe choicest ewe lambs of the flock ia likely to be re sisted by those whose power in such cases is mainly limited by their will. I strongly suspect, however, from certain hints and glimpses . of facts which have come under my r notice, that special instances might be brought forward of rather a damag ing character as to the perfect' im maculateness of this kind of admin istration. At the same time, it may, perhaps, be freely admitted, that, as a general thing, the principle pro fessed is honestly carried out, or, at least, that it is lived up to about as closely as principles generally are, by persons not especially remarkable for conscientious scruples. - Overland Monthly for December. , Prem the AtlnnU (Oa.) Sun. GENERAL FRVNCIS P. BLAIR. This distinguished gentleman, up- j on request, addressed the people of Montgomery, Alabama, last month, We regret our want of space to give our readers the speech in full, made by him on that occasion. We can only give two extracts, which we take ltom the report ot it as it appear ed in the Montgomery Advertiser. (ieueral Blair's antecedents are well known. Ho was a zealous and able War Democrat in the great contest of arms against the right of a State to secede from the Union. But as soon as the Southern States laid down their arms in the maintenance of that cause and resumed their obligations under the Constitution, he, with equal zeal and ability, maintained that the ob- ject of the war, on the part of the Jr ed-nd authorities, was accomplished: and that the Union being restored, all j tho ."nates were clearly and justly en titled to r pro ten ut ion in both Houses of the Congress of states. With that, "us war iHuen," about which we hear so much, ended. The results of the war were all accepted, in good faith, by all the Southern States. Ever since the new war after that, inaugu rated by the Judical against the i onstitution, in jy hat. is kuown as the Reconstruction measures, Gen. Blair has been, and still is, as will be seen, a zealous co-operator with all those who contend for the rights of the peo ple, and of the States, under the Con stitution. And so are all consistent Northern War Democrats. It is im possible that it should be otherwise. But neither time nor space will allow now to say more, either of the speech or its author. The extracts referred to appear below: A. 11. S. do not know how well it is known, but to those who care for my opinions, it is known that I am no friend of the New Departure, (pro longed aud enthusiastic applause and cheers ) But I believe in the patriot ism and purity of the motives of those who have chosen that path : but while I shall still bold to the opinions which I have heretolorj expressed, and shall not yield one inch ot my own convic tions as to the unconstitutionality of the usurpations of the Radical party, i am wining to ngiit the Kadicais in ntiv almiift f !ia T)imrir-r!if i fit-tvmav determine upon. (Long and hearty applause.) 1 believe that the .ew Departure, so far from being a good policy, has proven disastrous; but! what the party adopts as its policy, I shall maintain without surrendering my own convictions. (Applause.) I believe that policy has failed to give us success iii the elections of this summer and autumn ; and for the rea son that it was a coufession in open court of our inability to carry the elections upon our own principles; it was a confession that we must make a 'concession in order to draw to us others who had heretofore acted agtinst U1); but in making that con cessioii it failed to place candidates before the ieople in harmony with mat piaiiorm. inos while some . . , . i- ... . ... Democrats were disgusted at this concession, no Republicans were con ciliated "Now, my fellow-citizens, to my view, the luturo does not look a . e gloomy, even under the losses we have sutlered this summer and au tumn. I have not a single feeling of despondency. (Applause.) It is well understood that the Republican par ty contains in itselt seeds of discon nt f l i i Irv. f i if tent, of bitterness, of rivalry, and of disaffection, and it is natural" in these preliminary elections that those who antagonize the renommation of Gen- eral Grant, should ' attempt to hold their iwsition within their nartis. in I . . .... ' . order that their influence may be used to defeat his 'nomination. I know very well that his nomination will not be defeated at least that is my sol- emn conviction : that he is now the dictator in the Republican rjartv that he aspires to be in the country at large. (Applause.) I believe that he I will dictate his own nomination; but then, my fellow-citizens, I know that ous, able stand high- ill leave Grant is ships. (Applause and laughter.) W hen they lad to defeat him lor the nomination they will take good pains to defeat his re-election. (Xtenewed applause.) "There is one point, my felow-citi zens, in which tbe parallel fails to hold out. The suffering of Chicago is al most redeemed by the exhibition of the boundless chanty of the people of this whole country and of distant 1 . . Europe.. They have been allowed to want lor , nothing that the world s wealth could give them. It could not restore Iheir dead, but has gener ously led the living. And when these vile malefactors lrom all parts ot the world, lorgettut ot humanity, crowded , thither to plunder the wretched , sufferers in Chicago, the whole world has said that, when they were stricken down by-the" hand of violence, without trial, it is well done lhere was no exhibition of this sym pathy for the suffering South. (Sen sation.) 1 his picture of suffering, of endurance, of disaster in a brave peo pie struggling to hold together the bonds ot society and almost uensh ing in .the effort;, assailed on every siue Dy tne nearness and tho guilty, not redeemed by that grand trait humanity, ot generosity, and of mag- nanimity which has characterized the deplorable distress and redeems the picture of our suffering brethern in Chicago. (Prolonged applause.) . "AU who are familiar with the con dition of the; South ; all who know what she has undergone, when,r after the surrender, all government was de nied to her; and she was then given into Abe ; hands of the ignorant and the most vicious of jour population, (applause) all. who know this, who have lived in your midst and realized the tremendous : struggle you have maintained to prevented the utter disorganization of society, must feel; a you do feel, that you have bad no sympathy, no heln. no encouragement: and that which was approved on the part of the people of Chicago in the defense of society in the midst of her trouble, is made an accusation and held up against you by the vindicative passions and the animosity of your political opponents. X rejoice that all the suffering you have undergone, all the perils through which you have passed, have not deprived you of the disposition to sympathize with the sufferings of others. (Loud applause.) The small offering which the impoverished South has been able to send to Chicago will weigh like the widow's mite; it will have the blessing of God. (Applause.) It will teach your oppressors that, whilst suffering and smarting under wrong such as no people have borne before, this has not extinguished in your hearts the common bond of hu manity, (rrolonged applause.) 31y Jellow-citizens, we knew before that that feeling still lived and burned in the hearts of the people of the South; men as brave as they showed themselves to be in the great strug gle which has passed could never for get the claims of humanity. (Loud and prolonged applause.) Jiuin and insult have not been able to extin guish your sympathy nor yonr hu manity, and the time is coming, and nearly come, when the whole people of this country will recognize that truth which all the soldiers who lougnt against the outh already ac knowledge. (Cheers.)" THE 5E1V imiGOXADH. How strange and incredible it will seem to the children oi tne next gen eration, when reading the history of I the United States, to come across such a narative as the following : A factious and violent minority of the people have secured a temporary control of the Congress, and there be- iug a selfish soldier as Executive, who kept bis own counsels, and was will ing to lie a tool in order to realize his ambitions: such legislation was pro cured at the sessions of 1870 71 as virtually subverted the liberties of America. It was not long before General Grant showed what use he 1 to make of the dictatorship conferred upon him. Having by proc lamauon, ieigncd the existence ot a state of war and insurrection in a time of profound peace, and in a sec Hon of country where poverty and the mere necessities ot existence pressed too sore for the people to in Ilulge in the luxury even of political agitation, mnch less revolt, he follow. ed his menace with speedy and ter rible blow such a blow as had never before fallen on the people of this continent. The habeas corpus was suspended. martial law was proclaimed, the troops were marched into the doomed dis trict, and a reign of terror was estab- HseT1,' lik,e lha 'established by Collot and Fouche at Lyons, and by Carrier at A antics, in tbe era of the first French Republic Then was seen the strange and bitter spectacle of United Stales troops marching and counter marching lrom jail, "escorting hel- less citizens, arrested lor no crime. without warrant or excuse, and im prisoned without law and without remedy. Then was seen the stranger spectacle still, of the people's cavalry raiding upon their masters, besieging homesteads, invading hearths at night j .:,u i.5L. j : 5.: ZZ ."f " T. Z vmw was mvu iiviut,o ai-f V VCtO 1U obedience to irresponsible subalterns. Then was seen also, the saddest and strangest spectacle of any, the entire good people of nine counties aban doning their homes and goods and fly ing in terror and despair to the swamps and woods and mountains, to escape the "justice" of "Government;" just as, only a week before, the people ot Y isconsin and Michigan had to flee to escape the tenderer mercies of conflagrations! And this, all this was done, not to enforce any doctrine ot national concern, any grand political scheme, not even to procure the pre dominance oi a party, but simf ly to destroy the lingering vestiges of confirmed opposition to the re-elec tion of General Grant in 18721 And the American people stood by, with loiiied nanus, inainerent, it not con senting. Wash'uiqton Patriot. From the New York Sun. CIIAS. A. DANA AXD IT. S. . CiRANT. The Louisville Commercial is rren- erally a sensible paper: but it falls 1 e , a . . a into ridiculous nonsense when it says that "tne editor of the Sun has bitter personal hostility toward Gen- eral Grant." We have no more ner- sonal hostility against Gen. Grant now than we did in 1863, when at Vicksburg we saved him from being relieved from his command and sent back to sell sole leather at Galena on a salary of $800 a year. Supporting him men did not grow out of person al reasons; neither does Opposing nim now. ile was a good General but he is a very Lad President, and his continuance in office would be an unmixed evil to the country. That is the whole storv. ' : ' A worthy temperance advocate, who J was engaged in getting up facts for a new lecture, visited a penitentiary of to learn the experience of the con victs.; Addressing thelirst prisoner he came to a burly burglar he said : "My friend, . did whisky have anything to do with bringing you hereir "les, it Had all to do with - it." I "How so?" "Why, the Judge and jury who tried me were all drunk, The honor of being the richest man in the United States lies between WUliam B. Astor, Cornelius Yander bilt, and A. T. Stewart. Probably neither of these gentlemen can te ;a1 A1A frr AAA sm Via-. wiiiun j.u.uuu.uuu oi ; waat - ne - is worth, and there is not supposed to be much cunerence between them JAMES BUDGE, OF THE 8 COW KATE. MTJIV j-hs a-r.. Here, from the Seston Go it tit, U a poeas tbat was built, (Milton Is our authority for the weed) tj beat "Jim Bludsv," ad bas dose it :) Ob. yss I I koow'd bin like s book ; I know'd bins both root and braneb And there warn'ta better-feearfed rats went loafia around the ranch. , I jroess you're a stranger ia tbese jpsrt. jr or its s-et(Mf mighty late To tell the stery bow bold Jaek Saved the staunch old mud-scow Xata. He warn't no common slouch, you bet ! He'd tbe heart of a roarm lion t And his bands was as bard as knotted! oak. And bis heart Was as torch as iron. He'd take no cheek, but as quick as thought wouia out wttb his flasbin knife, And rip it into a feller's ribs. ... Tbe most natural thing is life. I've sera bin) jroasje out s sucker's aye. And ebaw off tbe end of bis nose: Then put six. slugs through bis .tarsal bide. As easy as "here she goes." -Yes, Jack was a noble-hearted boy, There's no discount on that: And be laid out bis critter every time x dm tie made np bis mind for a spat.. iLnr. I're seen bim maob bis dad fa tbe jaw. And slap bis old mother's snoot ; And if tbey chinned bim back agaia t Black both their eyes to boot. 7 He cussed and drank like a bully boy. Ana l wisn we bad aim back. - - r Ab ! if eer a Cbrwtiae went aloft, , uat Christian was poor old Jack. Bat I'm elean for-ettio' tbe mad-scow Kate), ioai jAr.K uudge ebabeed to save. With Cap's and crew and passengers, - From a sartia watery grave. I've beard bim swear, if tbe time sboald eoata Aod he sbould be aboard. That bW d ie to save that brave old scow. it it soaked aim afore the Lord. And this is tbe way it was, yoa sea : ' Twere a starless nigbt ia June ; He was plarin' tbe drum on a shipmate's head. Below, rith a stone spittoon ; When tbe Captain called a)! beads oa deck. . For tbe wares wa lis in' bigb. And the ajr was full of angry souada. And a storm was iz. tbe sky., Tbe barometer bung ea tbe binnacle-mast. And it made a dreSe show, A the mrrmr-fell, and fell, aod fell, Till it never fell so low. Wb t did Jack do a be saw it fall? He trive is orful frown. And seised tbe darned jiramaree ia a flaiw. And turned it upide down I As be held it tiebt ia a deathly grasp. He shivered from top to toe. For tbe storm bad fon bt bard to bare its way, Bnt it bada't ao sort of sbaw: For bis grip was a grip of iron, yon sea. And be gripped with a erim despair. Till tbe clouds cleared eff aad the wind died out. And tbe sky once mere was fair. Bnt be stilt held tbat barometer Tbe downside np, as you're beard, -And stopped tbat storm a eomin' oa, To be just as god as bis word. - ' ' ' And he never.let go that hold of bis, , . And be never again drew breath. For strugglhT with thunder and lightnia sw Had made bim fresh meat for Death. Tee. be got bis ti'.ket to see tie si ew, Wbea bis last brave light was fit. And Jack Budge banded tbat ticket in At tbe galley, not in tbe pit; And he U aa anircl now, sure pop, In his home of cjirna!rct. And ia tooting around with the saints above. j ml as geoa a saint as tbe best. BEAUTIFUL EXTRACTS. When Washington Irvine -eras about leaving Sir Walter Scott after having spent an hour in the society of that great man be extended his hand; Scott accepted &nd said: "I wfil not say farewell because it always . makes me eaa, out l will say, come again and make this your home." lia yard l aylor once called on Hum boldt. The venerable Baron met him cordially, saying as he did so, "You have traveled much, Mr. Taylor, and seen many ruins, now you see anoth er." "Not a ruin," replied Taylor, but a pyramid." . . ? I he poet Rogers was one evening at a reception, and in nrompnadino- with a lady, remarked, "there" point ing her out, "is a beautiful girl" "But" retorted his companion, . "she is so yowig." "Ah," said Rogers, to us who are old, the young are alway beautiful," Alexander the Great ence had a number of prisoners, and one day proposed to free them all it they would give satisfactory answers to all questions asked. Among others he asked one of the captives "which ia the most numerous, the living or the dead?" To which this answer was readily given: "The living, for the dead no longer exist." . . Probably of all the beautiful and eloquent passages ever written by jti.o ge JL. irrentiss the following is' iue uuesi: -. , "It cannot be that earth is man'a only abiding place. It cannot be that earth is a bubble cast by eternity to float a moment npon its waves and sink into nothingness. Else why is it that the high and glorious aspirations which leap like angels from the tem ple of our hearts are forever wander- f ia a mg unsausnear And why is it that bright forms of human beauty are presented to our view and taken from us, leaving the thousand streams of our affection to flow back in an Al pine torrent upon our hearts? There is a realm where the rainbow never fades; where the stars will be spread out before us like the islands "that slumber in the ocean, and where the beautiful beings which pass before ns like shadows will stay forever in our presence." A,1IEIVIC LITTLE GIRL. : A writer at Peshtigo mentions the case oi a little girl, 12 years old, who saved her little sister from death, but who was advised by many te de sist from the attempt least she her self , should perish. She heeded them not, however, but by the most heroic efforts she succeeded in rescu ing her, little sister - from the merci less flames. Her father, mother, brothers, and other, sisters perished by the devouring element. And af- ter the fire had abated somewhat, she worked her way back over the hot ashes and burning ,' coals, dragged the dead bodies of her relatives out into an open space, and then stood watching their charred remains all day and through that long and deso late night that followed. That i child heroism 'he lite of . whkk & never recorded. '