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OFFics-On South side of Main itwt, over I Jiytou't store. v8uxr. A. W. GAMBLE, M. D., EBISICIAX, SUKCEOX AXD iCCCUCDEUB, ALBANY, OREGON. Ofn and resldenc two doors east of Mea!y's Furniture Rooms. First strert. v8nai. T. W. UAKRXS, 31. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, ALBANY, OREGOX. tcr- nffin nn Main mwL over Turrelf Wore. tlpsid-ne on Fourth street, f.Hir blocks w-t of Court House. ""'' W. C. TEKALE. DEALER I! GROCERIES, PROVISIONS. Tobacco, Cigars vA Yankee Kotioas, ALBAXY. OREGOX. T ill strive to kwn on hands the best of ev erything in my line, anil lo merit public pat- J. W. BALDWIN, ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW, . , ... , u Will practice In all the Courts in the 2d, I j,;. i.m.i inurirti: in the HuDn-me t Coart of Orwm, sud in tb faM Sua 11- trtct aud CirGuii Court. Office up-stairs in front roo.u in Parrislis bn.-k block. First St.. Albany Oregon. oulvl. GEO. R. HELM, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Will practice in all the Courts of this State. OFFICE: ALBAXT, OREGOX. Xor. II, 18T0. ST. CHARLES HOTEL, CORXEB FROXT AXD WASH1NUTON STS, ALBANY, OREGON. N. S. LUBOIS. - - PROPRIETOR. This house is the most commodious In the tty. Table supplied with the best the market siflorda. Free coach to the house. Sale for -valuables. Office of Corvallls Stage Company. vSnJAf. . C. BEMJeEB. TBEO. BOMESTE. BELLINGER & BURMESTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. No. 89 First Street, FOBTLAND, - - OREGON. Special attention gien to matters in Bankrupt cy and all business la L oil? d btates loan. v6n24tf. G. F. SETTLEMIER, Druggist and Apothecary, DEALER IX DRUGS, MEDICINES, OILS, Paints, Window Glas, llyes tuffs. Liquors, ncy Soaps, Brashes, Perfumeries, e. FrtieriptioHS Caxefslly Compounded. All art eles and Drugs in oar liae warranted f the best quality. First street, Post OSes building, Albany. jull5rSn48jl COMMERCIAL HOTEL. OPZBA HOUSE BLOCK, SALEX, OBEOOS. MRS. A. J. KIELY, Proprietor This house will be kept in first class order, and with attentive and obliging servants. No Chinese Cooks Esmployed. T mm nromml to furnish eood accommoda- tTons to the traveling public, and will use every endeavor to merit the patronage of the public Regular boarding at very low rates. Tree Coach to the House. V8n27tf. ALBANY BATH HOUSE 1 THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT fnllv inform the citizens of Albany aad vi cinity that he has taken charge of this Establish ment, and, by keeping elean rooms and paying strict attention to business, expects to suit all those who may favor him w.th their patronage Having heretofore carried on nothing bat ; . First-Class Hair Dressing Saloons, lie expects to rive entire satisfaction to all. 3Childien and Ladies' Hair neatly cut end shampooed. JOSEPH WttJBit&Ji T3n33tf. SOMETHING NEW IN DENTISTRY ! DR. E. O. 8MIT1I, DEXTIST HAS LOCATED IX ALBANY and baa the new invention in plate work, which consists in inserting teeth in the mouth without covering the whole roof, as heretofore. It gives the wearer the free use of the tongue to tbe roof of the month in talking and tasting. It is tbe Smith k Purvine patent. 3EfTeeth extracted .without pain.- Plates mended', whether broken or divided. Office one door east of Conner's Bank, up stairs. , v7n45tf. DENTISTRY. GEO. W GRAY, V. D. S. -W-0ES- ALL WORK IN THIS II line of his profession in tbe latett, out and atoet ' approved methods. " Anaesthetic agents ased for the painless ex traction of teeth if desired. Particular attention given to the regulation of children s teeth. . Dental consultations and examinations free, fUiisfaetion e-uaranteed in every ease. , Call mk hi. nfflne and examine specimens of his work. Charres moderate. Office in Parriah's Brick Blek, up-itairs. vSnltf. VOL.' VIII. AT THE FOOT OF GENTRIES' TRAIL. "When I was at Harvard, my room mate and bosom friend was Charley! juespara. lie was 01 very good lami ily, but not very well oft', and when our college career was concluded, and I took my seat in Bates & Blog'a of fice to court the Goddcs Themis, he went off to push his fortune in the Golden State. Charley was a queer sort of a fel low capable of great exertion, but deplorably lazy, always making good resolutions, and never carrying them into execution; without an atom of vice in his constitution, and yet al ways getting into scrapes. Alter he went to California, we corresponded Fretty regularly, and from his letters learned that ho was experimenting in a new business every other week. Now he was in a soft goods store in San Francisco; then he ran a paper in Denver; then he drove a stage be tween Auburn and Forrest Hill; then he was a billiard maker in San Fran cisco; and finally he told me he was in for a big thingjin gold mines at Green Flat, and inclosed his photograph to show how he looked in his working clothes. I could scarcely recognize my ntty friend of former days iu the lanky figure pictured on the card board. A slouch cap perched on the back of his head, a wLsp of handker chief tied around his neck, while hir suit appendages of Samsonio dimen sions covered and encircled the place where his face ought to have been. But his big eyes were there, looking out just as true and honest as ever, and so I knew it was Charley, even though he did wear big boots, and carried a six-shooter slung at his skie. He stuck to the mines all epriug and summer, and his letters were full of hope and radiant with success, until at once they stopped suddenly, and nothing more was beard of him. I was wondering what had become of him, whether be bad come to grief ana was asnamea to- write me baa news, or whether a worse fate bad overtaken him in the wilds of the far West, and made inquiries of some of his friends, but none of them could tell me anything about him, so I was fain to sit still, hoping against hope that he would turn up. One evening I was all alone in my room, watching the flickering light of the fire play over each familiar article of funtnture, too lazy to get up from my chair to light the gas, when I heard a violent ring at the door, pres ently a figure stood in the doorway. At first 1 did not recognize my old cbDm, but wnen 1 neara tne accents , . , i i i . n of 1ms voice mv tears ana doubts all hum, but when I heard the accents r i j v and I welcomed him 9 anea aw ay, any A w eicunieu aim as one comeback from the dead "Why, Charley, is that you? Where mve you been? How's things in gen eral Yes, it is me. Got in from Cali fornia this morning. Things is first rate." Wbv, what a swell you are. "Why didn't yon come right here ? Where have you been.' 1 know there something up." "Guess tou re abont right. Hit it thar, pard. You bet." And then he relapsed into silence, and demolished a lavender kid glove in trvinz to lake it off. wWrhat's np. old man ? Let's have it. Go ahead.' "Well, I ain't right sure what's op. I ve struck a lead, and it lotiked no end of good, and now when I take the dust to the 6tore it won t sell. "I lease to interpret; and bear in mind that I am not so learned in min ing lingo as yon are." "Well, then, here goes. Hat it didn't go." "Hard np? You don't look like it "JN o. liot half a million to my credit with Clews. "Woman V "Yes, and she's the best little wo man :n tne wona at least I inoogni she was." And here the other kid glove burst up in a most decided man ner. "Now, see here; yon have come to a professional man, and if you want solace and advice make a clean breast of it, and tell me all your story." "Well. then, von know mv last let j tf ti ter to you was from Green Flat, tbe one with the photo. "xes, I got it. I here yon are over the mantle-piece, in the custom of the period. "That mine turned out a real good thing. We washed ont about twenty thousand in two months, and then we got rid of the concern to a r riscan company at a million and a half, bo am pretty happy that way." "Glad to hear it. But about her ladyship." "Well, when tbe thing was done and the money was at tbe r irst Nation al, we all went off to the bay, and Irish Ned got shot one night. He lived just long enough to make his will, and split his share between me and old Tom Norris." 'I regret the untimely departure of Irish Ped, but 1 congratulate you that be was able to dispose of his property satisfactorily. 15 ut tbe lady ( "I'm a comin' to ber. There was a lot of legal l'oolin' after Ned's death about the inquest and the probate o his will, and I got tired of loafing at Frisco, so I made tracks np country and bad a look around the Flat. That was rather worse in the way of poi Bon, so one morning I went and took Bucker out of the corral, hitched him np, got on top, and set off for a slash ing gallop. All of a sudden I took a notion TA never seen the Yosemite valley, and, as it wasn't much of a ride from tbe Flat, I went right on. Bucker and I got along first-rate, and we were down to the foot of the Gentries trail just after sundown two days at terward." "Here the romance commences. Go on, I begin to see fight." . "There wasn't much to be seen there, I can tell you. Those big cliffs and those big trees cut it rough on sunshine. Why, I nearly rode over her before I saw what I was do "Ilcr?" "Yes; she was laying in a bundle in the middle of the road, and only Bucker snied or we'd have given her hoofs and no mistake." "Her? Who? Intoxicated Injun squnw ?" Here Charley burst into cursory remarks which I shall not repeat, aud then went on: "No, the dariingest, dearest little atom of feminine humanity that ever claimed the assistance of mortal man." "Bravo! Knoorel So you did not pass by on the other side, like tne man who fell among thieves?" "No, I got off and tied Bucker to a tree, and then picked her up." What did she say? ihis is be coming dramatic." "Mio dulu t say nothing. Nie was in a faint, and all over mud." "I pardon your grammar. But what did you do?" " ell, I took a chaw, nd then I went down to the river and filled my hat with water, aud splashed it right in her face." "What did she say to that?1, "She said 4Oh!"' "Don't wonder much. What next." "Will, I thought she might have got too much water, 8oI poured some whisky down her throat." "Spiritual consolation for temporal misfortune. How - did she take it?'' She coughed like fits, and then sat up straight and looked up." " bat next?'' "She said 'Oh, dear,' and tried to get up, but she couldn t do it, and then she screamed and fell back. "Pleasant. How did you proceed ?" "I talked civil to her. I'd almost forgotten how, but my Sunday-go-lo-mefting' manners came back wonder fully, and I tried to persuade ber I was not a Hoodlum lot." In which I presume you suc ceeded." Yes. After a while she put np her hair, and then told me that she had tumbled off her horse and sprain ed her ankle, but didn't know bow to get Hutching' Hotel." "Charming situation, l ou enacted the role of ministering angel ?" "loo bet. V hipped out my nowie, and bad her boot, and stocking in tat ters in two minutes. Took the sleeves of my shirt, and bound a cold water bandage on. lben kicked Bucker in the ribs, and when be was getting his breath hoisted her up, and so we proceeded along the trail until we got to Hutchings, where we found the house io a muss, and papa awful skeered." "So there is a papa in the business?" "Yes; good old fellow, too; was tremendously obliged to me, and of fered me some com. "The reward ot merit." "I got riled at that, showed him my six-shooter, and asked him if he wanted to insult me, whereupon he apolorrized like a gentleman, and we all had a drink." "Including her ladyship." "No, confound you, the women folks had taken ber off." "Proceed with papa." "We had another drink, and got to talking, and I found out that be was Tom Kemble's father." What! Tom that was in our year ! That delicate little fellow you used to make such a pet of : 1 bat a about it. l'oor 1 om bad pe tereI out, and the old gentleman and his daughter had taken a trip West." "I he family acquaintance facilitated friendship t "I suppose it helped. At any rate I stuck to them, and we went aronnd together, and Nellie and I (that's her name, Neuie Remble) got nuts, and 1 spoke out to the old man and showed him my band, and told him hearts were trumps, but that I could spot diamonds if I'd a mind." "What cards did he call to that!" "He told me to come to New York and he'd spe about it." "Provident paternal. So you came up, accordingly?" "Got in this morning. Went and got fined up 6quare, and started right off to Gramercy Park." "To be received with outstretched bands, and open arms ?" "Missed the po&t that time. Sent up my card, but they'd gone to a matinee at the opera." "Where you followed without de lay?" "Straight off. That fellow at the office owes me some change, for I gave him a fifty, and didn't wait for my stamps." "Prices are high, bat not so bad as fifty." ( "I ran around the bouse until they wanted to put me out. Said I was mad." ' "A conclusion uncharitable in the extreme, but pardonable under the circumstances." "We were having a talk about that when the people came out, and they let me go, and I watched to see the crowd pass, and Jack, when she and her father came along, I felt all ot a heap, and stood still and looked right at them, and she's forgot me, and Pm going back to California." Here poor Charley ' covered bis face with his hands and broke down. "Hold on. did you get shaved to day?" "Pretty much all over." "The tonsorial operation may have altered your identity." He lifted his face up, and a gleam of hope flashed over his features. I took down the photograph and led bim to the glass. . . "See there. Look on this picture and on that." , ' ". "I donH think I shall go back to the Flat to-morrow. What shall I do?" ... . , - ,:, - : : Interval for reflection. - ; ; "Was your address on your card?" "Yes, St. Nicholas.",- .-. ; "Just . you stay here . to-night, and we'll have a chat, and see if tbey don't cali to-morrow or write, Perhaps there is a letter there now" - "By Jove, you're righti Let's go and see, right off." in i iff i u ii m in m ii 7 u ALBANY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL -4 .1873. "Do tako it quietly. I don't ex pect any such thing." "But I do. Will you come, for if you won't I'll go alono." Up he got, and nolens volenti, I was obliged to accompany him, for I feared that he might do something rash in his frenzy. We arrived at the St. Nicholas, and sure enough a let ter awaited him with N. K. mono gramized on the fold. He opened it and read ns follows: "Wednesday evening, Gramercy Square My Dear Mr. Despard: I am so glnd you have come. Could it havo been yon I saw at the Academy? It was not a bit like yon. and yet I think it was. Please call soon. Ever yours, Nellie Kemmle." Charley yelled, "She signs herself 'Ever yours,' " and wanted to shout for the crou d ; but a happier thought struck hitn, and before 1 knew what he was up to he leaped on the box of a carriage and went up Broadway in the same stylo he used to steer his team among the stumps and boulders of the California wilds, I followed him in another with the coachman, aud in due timo found Charley's trap in charge of an axtoinshed darkey at the abode of his lady love. I came away then. Ueiow you have the latest news from the scenes of action : Dcspnrd Kemble At the resi lence of the bride' father. Jan. !(!, by Itev. Geo. Newton, D. D., Charles Denpard, late of Green rlat, Cnl., lo MisH Nellie Kemble, only daughter ot Ilionias Kemble, of Gramercy Park, New York. A NATICK NCAXII.IL. A Wronged Ilnabaud Assisting Ills Vrnll Wife In I'lnplnif with the Man f Her Choice About three years since a man named A. W. Cox settled down in this community. He was about 25 years old: single roan, or so reported, and quite stylish in appearance. For a year past he has been on very friendly terms with Mrs. Bell Daniels, tbo wife of Mr. S. O. Daniels. The intimacy wan carried so far as to excite rommeut in tbe community, and finally Mr. Daniels became suspicious that the friend ship was being carried beyond the bounds of propriety. A few days since Mr. Daniels home for Boston, informing wife that be would return on left bis the morning train, but changing bis mind he returned ut about 'J o'clock iu the evening, and arriving borne found the gay Cox and his fair young wife enjoying an hour of mutual entertainment at his own fireside. Cox retreated in good order, and Mr. Daniels thereupon charged bis wire with infidelity, which ohe at first stoutly denied, but subsequent ly withdrew the denial, and informed the husband that she loved Cox with all ber heart, and that henceforth she would livo with bim and follow bis fortunes. On Satnrday last Mrs. Daniels proceeded to make good ber threat. She packed her wardrobe, and re quested a brother to take her trunks to tbe depot, and the request was granted. She also asked the brother to trive her five dollars The brother informed tbe husband of the request, Mr. Daniels gave ber $25, telling ber if she ever came to want to apply to bim for aid. Mrs. Daniels left on the Boston train, and it is presumed that the guilty Cox and tbe frail woman are now in com pany with each other. Mrs. Daniels had a pleasant borne on "Walnut Hill. aud the husband, who is doing a fine business as a druggist, spent money freely on bis borne and young wife Mrs. Daniels is about twenty-three years old, tbe pet of a large family, and tbe young couple had a large circle of warm friends who will grieve over this rasn act. lbe last sad step was taken m spite of tbe remonstrances of hus band, family and friends. Tbey have in Ohio a woman's club, at which they discuss at their weekly meetings such questions as the fol lowing : 1. Tbe making and baking of dif ferent varieties of bread. 2. Cake, in all its varieties. 3. House cleaning that is, how to clean a bouse with the least con' fusion, the least destruction of prop erty, and with the greatest expedi tion. 4. Can practical house-keeping be reduced to a perfect system? 5. ilow should cows be fed and watered, and how should milk be taken care of to make the best quali ty of butter? b, 'What is the best method o; canning: fruit? . 7. The making of pastry and bak ing of pies. . 8. How to make and keep pickles both sour and sweet. Toe following was written father to bis son in college: by a "My dear son I write to send you new socks your poor mother knit for you by cutting down some of mine. Your mother sent you ten dollars without my knowledge and for fear you would not spend it wisely I have kept back nail and only Bend you five, lour own mother and I are well except that your sister has got the measels. which we think would spread among the other girls if "Tom had not bad them before, and he the only one left. I hope you wil do honor to my teaching, if you do not you are a donkey and your moth er and I are your affectionate par ents." . : r , . ; . A Michigan clergyman wrote to a lottery agent: "I do not approve of lotteries; I regard them aa no bet ter than gambling schemes. My eon bought ticket No, 5 in your drawing, but if it drew anything don't send the money to him send it to me." The clergyman will probably feel re lieved to learn thai the ticket didn't draw anything. .; AHTOKIA COIlBIChlPOADKNCIS. Astoria, March 22, 1873. Editor Democrat: In my communication published in your paper of February 28th, I at tempted to show how tho farmers of tbo valley can save some ten cents per bushel of the valuo of their wheat by delivering it themselves at warehouses at Astoria, through the aid ot a trans portation company, owned and con trolled by themselves. It will be rec ollected (see that communication) that placed the total capital of such transportation company at 8-00,-000, to bo invested in warehouses at the proper landings along the river, boats barges, steamers, etc., and a wharf and warehouses at Astoria. The ten cents per bushel saved on 2,000,JOO bushels (the estimated ship ment per year) makes up the 8200,- 00') ; so that the money invested in tho business of transportation by the farmers would all be returned to them in one year's saving. Upon thin showing it might be a fair basis upon which to ask subscription to the stock of such com j.any, that each far mer subscribe 10 cents per bushel on lis estimated crop this year. Thus ic would save the amount of his sub scription in one year's operation, and isve the jvarchouses, boats, wharves, etc., clear, and for future use free of expense. If I am not correct I prc bume the JSullctin or some other op ponent of the farmers' movement will oint out my error. But with your consent, Mr. Editor, I propose now to give in r renter de tail some of the estimates upon which my calculation is based. There should be 20 barges or flat-boats of say 20 feet beam and 130 feet length each, built strong suitable to stand some "banging," both on the sand bars in the Willamette, and in the small chop sea in the Columbia, below the Willamette. The lumber, say SO to 35 thousand feet for each boat, will cost from 810 to 812 per thousand at the best mills on the Columbia 8100 each; spikes, bolts, etc., 8200, and work of building about 81,400, mak ing 82,000 each, or 840,000 for the 20 boats. Such boats will draw only 8 or 9 inches when empty, and about 21 inches with 100 tons in. These boats would suffice, in many cases, for ' warehouses, receiving the wheat at many of the landings direct from the farmers' wagons. Then there roust be warehouses along the river sufficient to hold 1,000,000 bushels of wheat or 50 of them of 40x100 feet dimensions each. How many of them, or much of the 1,000,000 bushels can be stored by the warehouses already constructed at the proper places, I do not know, and of course can not tell bow many need to be built. It is presumed that some 20 should be built. They will cost from, $1,500 to 82.000 each; say $35,- 000 for warehouses. Next, tbe wharf and warehouses at Astoria sufficient to accommodate two vessels at once and to hold two cargoes of wheat, can be built for $12,000 to $15,000. This makes $90,000 for warehouses, flat-boats and wharf, leaving $100,000 of the capital, at least, to , invest in steamboats. These might be omitted for this year, trusting to the chances of chartering the small tags about Portland for tbe Willamette river, and the larger ones for use down tbe Columbia. Tbe next step is the working of the machinery above named. This is a matter that depends much upon good management; and in the selection of the proper men, and watching them so that they do their dnty. The Board of Directors or executive officers of the company have a responsible duty to perform. My estimate is that one ot the barges can be taken from Portland, or Mil. waukee, to Eugene, there take on 20 tons, then drop down and take on at different places the balance of the 100,000 tons, and reach Milwaukee Bay, or Portland, for $100 to $150, besides toll at the locks, or say $200, for the whole trip. Then, when there are say 4 of these barges ready the larger steamer can take them with 100 or 200 tons on her own deck and come on to Astoria, bringing say 500 tons, at an expense of not over $250 per trip .down to Astoria and back. This makes $2 per ton down to Mil waukee Bay (a good harbor for several boats at once) or : Portland; and 50 cts. per ton thence to Astoria, or $2,50 per ton through. ; Of course such a result , will be disputed by all steamboat men who have been accustomed to charge doub le, or more, that turn. But I think it can be safely ; done by a company that gives its attention properly to the business of moving such a quantity of grain over a certain route, v They will know just how rnnoh ' proportion they must make and will make it One word of cautiori and then t am done for tiro, that is, do not be in 1 w fluenced too much by "steamboat men" (or any other men,) as there will be such who will say that this or that, or the other thing cannot ,bs done, because such has not been their way of doing such things. The times are ripe lor improved processes of doing tho great works which belp the greatest numbers the farmers. Very respectfully, Jamks Welch. WHY Al'ST MkUUlK NEVfCIt MArtBf KO. "Now, Aunt Sallie, do please tell us why you never got married. You remember you said once that when you were a girl you was engaged to a minister, nnu promised you would tell us about it sometime. Now, aunt, please tell us." "Well, you see, when I was seven teen years old I was living in Utica, in tbe State of New York. Though I say it myself, I was quite a good looking girl then, and bad several beaux. Tbe one that took my fancy was a young minister, a very promis ing young man, and remarkably pious and steady. He thought a good deal of me, and I kind of took a fancy to him, and things went on till we were engaged. r One evening he came to me and put bis arms around me, wbe I got excited and fiustraUid. It was a long time ago, and I don't know but what I might have bugged back a little. I wuh like any other girl, and pretty soon I pre tended to be mad about it, and push ed him away, though I wasn't mad a a bit. You must know that the bouse where I lived was on one of the back streets of the town. There were glass doors in the parlor, which open ed over the streets. These doors were drawn to. 1 stepped back a littlo from bim, aud when be came up closo I pushed bim back again. I pushed bim harder than I intended to; and don't you believe, girls, tbe poor fellow lost bis balance and fell through one of tbo doors into the street." "6b. Auntv! Was be killed?" "No. He fell bead first, and as be was going I caught bim by the legs of bis trouuers. I held on for a min ute and tried to pull bim back; but bis suspenders gave way, and tbe poor 3'oun? roan fell clean out of bis pantaloons into a parcel of ladies and gentlemen coming along the street. "Oh! Aunty. Aunty! Lordv!" "There, that's right, squall and giggle as much as you want to. Girls that can't bear u. little thing like that without tearing around the room and be-be-ing iu such a way, dou't know enough to come in when it rains. A nice time tbe man who marries one of you will have, won't be. Catch me telling you anything again." "But, Aunt Sallie, what became of bim? Did you ever see bim again?" "No; tbe moment he touched the ground be got up and left that place in a terrible hurry, l tell you it was a sight to be remembered. How (bat man did run I He went out West, and I believe he is preaching outiu Illinois. Uut he never married. lie was very modest, and X suppose be was so badly frightened that time. that be never dared trust himself near a woman again. That, girls, is tbe reason why I never married. felt very bad about it for a long time for be was a good man. and I ve often thought to myseit that we should have been very happy if his Buspenders hadn't given way." A VALLEY OF DESOLATION'. A spot almost as terrible as the prophet's valley of dry bones lies just north of the old Mormon road to val ifornia, a region thirty-six miles long by thirty broad, and surrounded, ex cept at two points, by inaccessible mountains. It is totally devoid of water and vegetation, and the shad ow of a bird or wild beast never dark ens its white, glaring sands. The Kansas 1 acibc xtailroad engineers discovered it, and also some papers which show the fate of tbe Montgom ery train, which came south from Salt Lake in 1850, guided by a Mormon. When near Death s Valley tbey camo to the conclusion that the Mormon knew nothing about the country, so they appointed one of their number a leader and broke off from tbe party. The leader turned due west; so with the people and wagons and nocks he traveled three days, and then de scended into the broad valley, whose treacherous mirage promised water, They reached the center, but only the white sands, bonnded by scorch ing peaks, met their gaze. Around the valley they wandered, and one by one the men died,' and the panting flocks stretched themselves in death under the hot sun. The children, cry ing for water, died at their mothers' breasts, and with swollen tongues and burning vitals tbe mothers lollowec Wagon after wagon was abanded, and strong men tottered and raved and died. After, a week's wandering dozen surviors found some water in hollow of a rock in the mountain. It lasted but a short time, when all per ished but two, who escaped out of the valley and followed the trail ot their former companions. Eiehty seven families, with hundreds of animals. perished there and now, after twen ty-two years, the wagons still stand complete, and iron-work and tires are brkrht, and the shriveled skeletons lay side by side. A new way to "Lay up for a rainy day. A man named .Lay, in lllnois crot drunk, fell down ' and : broke his neck. His widow obtained $1,200 damages from the man who sold him the liquor. A well-to-do old gentleman at Nashville,' Tenfl., has brought tbe science of economy to so fine a point that he stops ma clock when the. sun shines, to save wear and tear and determines the time of the day from outside observations. wJI NO. 34 iKrorn.the l,arid Own'-r.J A REVOLUTION AT WORK. What mean these enormous gath erings of farmers and tillers of the soil, tbe news of which reach us every day? What are these deep, sonorous muttering of discontent that are born to our ears on every breeze from the prairies of the great West? What clouds are these so plainly discernable in the political horizon. The student of history may in deed regard tbero as piegnant of coming events, for thns beun the terrible revolutions of tbe world. Louis of Franee beard them in his worusijop a i Versailles, mux iUunu Antoinnette heeded them not in b r retreat at Grand Trianon. But the French Revolution broke like an avalanche, when tbe wrath of tbe people bad culminated to ripeness. .throughout tbe boundless West the farmers are organizing. We do not see much of it here in Chicago for the lords of the soil gather in their villager and on their own farms. Their meetings are immense. At a recent conclave held at Bloom- there were upward of 400 delegates, rrpremmtinti fullu CO.tOO farmer. Their deliberations were calm, and marked with terrible deter minations. They went about their business like wise men wbo intend to assert their rights. There were no bummer politicians, and hence no offers of bribes. There were no dis tentions, and hence nothing but busi ness. In Iowa, these "Granges," as their societies are called, are forming in every part of the State. Kansas, Minnesota, the Territories, all have' caught tbe fever. Men are travel ing about among the farmers and ex horting tbem to action, on the thresh ing floor and in the school house. The women are up in arms as well. These men have a terrible eloquence, and converts are made by thousands. Tbe old monks who went up and down tbe Kline in tbe days of the Crusaders did their work with no greater effect. War is to be waged by tbe husbandman; war against mo nopoly, and war against official thieving and corruption, and it will be war to tbe knife. These men, who constitute the vefy vitals of the State, are in ear nest. All winter they have burnt their corn for fuel, and have seen their produce decay and return again to the rich sou from which their labor brought it. The railroads have eaten out their vitals, which, unlike those of I rometbeus, do not grow again when the vulture retires, for the railroads vulture never leaves his victim. On every hand these iron bonds are being drawn tighter around the people. Congress, through its enormous corruption. bos given railroads a mighty and consuming power, which tbey wield with tbe most tyrannical hand. The farmer's corn cannot go to market. lor the railroad extort more than it is worth to carry it to the seaboard. And in the rich flame this burning corn emits, the railroad kings, if they were wise, would see their doom. It takes no alchemist to read tbe tale. At tbe present rate of organ iza tion there wiu soon be a million far mers organized in these Granges. Tbey will be supreme masters of the situation, for they make the laws and are capable of administering them They are desperate men, when arous ed, and do not easily change their opinions. They have Ui6 power to compel the combination of railroad monopolists to do their bidding. Let railroad manipulators take timely warning. If this embargo upon the rights of the farmers is not remov ed, the farmers will take tbe adminis tration of law into their own hands. Tbey will tear up the track and plant corn on the lands these roads hold title to only by their sufferance. Tbe farmers once united, and no railroad could run a train across Iowa or Illinois. The Governor, with his feeble militia, would be a farce. Faster than ties can be laid they will be torn up. The wives and daughters of the farmers are also in this struggle. When women join band and raise the red flag, the Bas tile falls. Beware, then, you men who handle monopolies that are crushing out the honest industry of the' great West, how you longer op press. These people will be hyenas when aroused. They will chain you with a thousand chains, and their warth will not be easily appeased, for it is a fire you have lit and fanned yourselves for twenty years. We make no doubt that this language will be laughed at by the railroad sharks, comfortably enscon ced in velvet arm chairs, with money to bribe and money to . fight. Fools can never bear their own death knell. It is an attribute God has not given them. Tlve Land Owner desires 1 to put this prophecy on record. Unless there is a compromise between . the farmers and the railroads before an other season brings forth its plen teous crops, there will be a terrible revolution. They will not let you run your trains through their . coun ties. , They will tear up your tracks, and will not hesitate to kill, if they are driven to it. If ever men were aroused, the farmers of the West are. Their thousand meetings are fanning into life a determination, to resist, at any hazard, the further usurpation of their rights, They in tend to live in the future as well as the railroad men. They will win. - So utterly corrupt has our govern ment become, so thoroughly are the rights of the masses usurped by cor porations of capital that we regard this spontaneous uprising of the far mers as the most hopeful sign of the times. When these men, unused to petty meanness, unacquainted with any other way of getting a living than at the handles of the plow, take up the gauntlet, there will be a wonder ful shaking among the dishonest ' iw ) m' m ta nr. 1 Inch, 1 00 i l0 5 00 8 00 15 6f 2 In. 2 Oil 6 00 7 00 12 00 IS O p 3 In. S 00 S 00 10 HO 15 (10 22 00 4 In. 4 00 7 00 12 50 18 00 27 0 1 Col. 8 00 9 00 14 00 25 00 -,5 0 J Col. 7 60 12 00 IS 00 30 00 48 00 4 Col. 10 00 15 00 25 00 40 00 80 OK 1 C..I. 15 00 20 00 40 00 60 00 100 0" I'tisinerx notices in the Local Columns, 2,' ceuf. per line, eanb insertion. For legal and transient adTertisemert 12 0 per square of 12 lines, for the first insertion, and $1 00 per square for each subsequent ir serfin. bones of tbe corrupt rings and the lying politicians. ' God grant that the day may soort dawn when the very bone and sinew of this land will arise in their might, nd, conscious of their sovereignty, asserts their rights. We believe that the pothouse and bummer politician hive bad tbeir day, that the railroad kings are coming to tbe full end of their ropes, and that the farmers aro to be the executioners. There is not an honest man in the land wbo would not like to see an old French guil lotino set up on the prairies of Illi nois, and witness tbe beads of tbo monopolists and tbe political iLievet; who bsick tbem, roll into tbe basket. This is the language of Involution. In Frant-e it would send us to jail, but our reward would be a stupen dous awakening of tbe people. Intbi boasted free country it will probably be laughed at as puerile by tb monopolists, but if it spurs on tbe farmers in their revolution, we will be repaid. Let tbe Granges organize ! ! J WHAT AAPOLKC.X VVAH WORTS. There is do subject upon which the gossips of Paris have speculated more largely or been more complete ly at fault than respecting the for tune, in a pecuniary wnse, of tb late Nopoleon. "The Emperor has died poor," "Tbe Empress is well off," "Tbe Empres-i ha? not been able to meet the late extraordinary expenses." These, and a hundred other contradictory assertions have been daily bandied about from mouth to mouth. Now, I happened to Jail in tbe other day with what 1 called a "very well informed person" on tbe above subject; and making some inquiries of bim respecting it. found as I anticipated I would in the case, that be was very cautions as to what be said; and Lbi3, not from unwillingness to speak out, but from the difficulty of obtaining accurate information. The probability was. he said, that the public would "never know exactly tbe state Of tbe Em peror'. affairs; the Emperor hardly knew it himself." But he told ru'o that bis own estimation of the Em peror's means (and that estimation is, I know, not likely to be very far wrong) was that be left behind hiio a disposable fortune of from 120,- 000,000 to 125,003,010 franc. A good deal of this, my informant thought, would be realized from lif insurance effected in England; and this latter, be assured me, had gen erally been effected almost in spit of tbe Emperor, or at least without hie taking the initiative in them or being desirous of baring them made. Tbey were pressed upon bim, partly by bis wife, and partly by his encour age, the latter of whom, especially, were never fully alive to the advan tage of bis being "rich," in case of his own position changing and their. along with it. It seems probablu that the sale of the Empress' jewelry and other valuables in London, which some people suspected being only blind to pretend poverty, was in reality required for keeping up these life policies. The Empress's own private income, derived from hei landed property in Spain, is suppos ed to vary between 10U.C00 and 5'), 000 francs per annum, according to the state of affairs in that distracted country. Here in France, the Bona parte cause is, as I have often before told you, quite dead for the moment, , i -. . , , ana can oniy oe resuscitatea rnen recent events begin to be forgotten , and cirenmstances, not yet foreseen , arise in its favor. Paris Corr. St. Louis Iiejiublican. (From the Baker City Democrat. EPIZOOTIC TB KATJ1EXT, Through the politeness of Ca!. Paige, agent of W ells, Fargo & Co.. and the N. W. Stage Company at this city, we are furnisede the follow-1 ing article on the treatment ot horse- attacked with the Canadian horse dis ease. It is the treatment that is adopted by the Northwestern Stage Company on their line from Boisc City to the Railroad, where their' stock has been more or less afflicted with the disease. The article is sent, to Cal. Paige by Mr. Morris, Super intendent of the N. W. Stage Com pany, and we are permitted to pub lish it for the benefit of our citizens. The directions are as follows: Horses that eat well, and do not show weakness, should be worked regularly in a walk, rubbed, dry and blanketed when returned to the sta ble, whero the nostrils should be washed ont with tepid soap suds. II a horse shows weakness, but eai well, work him gently part ot the time. If be does not eat, . nurse hint carefully, rubbing him well, with gentle exercise in the open air; when he recovers his appetite and eats well, work him carefully to the extent ol' his strength. If the horse chills, it. indicates lung lever. Take 1 ounce aconite and 3 ounces of water, mix, draw out tho horses tongue, giving him 30 droops on the root of his ton gue every hour until he is relieved. The liniment should be used freely on the throat 3 or 4 times a day; be care ful to give a good rubbing from ear to ear, especially on the glands. The main point ij to keep up a good dis charge from the nostrils, which gen' tie regular work in tbe open air best accomplishes, unless it storms, wbei he should be covered with canvas or blanket. Do not expose bim to any draft, over heathim at work or allow bim to chill; rub him .thoroughly dry after work and blanket him. Feet! bran mash or shorts with all the hay and water he wants. A heaping tea spoonful of chorade of potash in a buck - et Of fresh water for every four horses- , twice a day, should be given when thf disease is expected. It the horse i not carefully attended to, he become liable to other serious diseases which either kill or render him unfit for fu ture service use no medicines, only the above. - ' Almanacs first published in 1111.