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OMSOaT, SOLT OOUSTX, JIT ZUslUHZD 2VZST JXIDAT MOZSOtd At 1,50 Per AnxiHm la Advance OB 0ai HiTLY 151) noiraT. EIECIJTZB At Lowttt ZJTlnar Kates. As l. Per Aim Advertising Rates FuraiscJ APPLICATION. THE OLDEST PAPER IN THE COUNTY The SEXTIXEL, -ItJ' fri"i rr Address All CsntEBasIeailoau to Tke 9C5TI3EI,, V0LUMK.XII OREGON, MISSOURI. FRIDAY. AUGUST 24 ' 1877 NUMBER 9 0SES02T, xa IT" iflliM mm.: ' op- CfkklSirfckm. ccbt xetvr caoxrr. Ctrtait Crart. Kcgstar-'Xera, Id Monday Apru, ASfiwua uectHweroi ercrj- jnt. rmto CHrt.-KflirTtrai. let Mondaya larrefcroam Vtc .Auuet and MoYcnbcr of sjeajtjpysar. . - . -" i 2VbWAs -latar. Knrnl&rTerms. Id Mondavi UJuiufApru, Juiy and October oTirarr JuW...v k THOMAS H. PABtUSH ItanmliAi,. . ...Jt. Ufi tw, JMtw sfcsAW ' ......... ia.h7vaJ Omto Cfcrai., ....... Mcrw. ........ S.T.I.TJ cMii.'ir. attS?:::: JUorsero mttti JUcarsero WJf. r. TA REUBEN DOWXKr. K ICltUSSfSC. Mr.W. --- rJ.llinn JAUFH I.IHRISD al7..Ti Cafe. WitU.M A. KeOOT. 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WtU priieUc In Holt snd aHJoInloc coantlei. frW-T7-f . )EK& PAKISfl, 'ATTURETSZATLAWl- Oregon, mo. Prtie la sll thr tearu t Korth Wt Klt lonrt. North wt ICuwu, doctkm Kranuta sad ITntfra Iok. drc '7tf ATTQRjfRr AT LAW. rKoEcirna attorxev fok holt co. Ofe p Stair, orer DueiiT Brlel: OREGON. MO. Prompt sMebdm'a lrn te at! uuiinttt'rntniitrd i ' 1 to hi cai. - It it 'J.ir ATTORNEY ATLA.W Oregon. mo; ECE, IK CttieK HtOCC. CffAI. E. 8ARHE8, attoiweZ at lw .YO TAR Y PUBLIC, Xaal Kwjate, laiBraarr, anal Ca!Ieet!ta Ani. MOUND CUT. MISSOURI, TTllt attrnd eareftijly and promptly to allbu- Beaa estraaied to him. jau-a' n-tr - J.- W. 'STOKES, 'ATTORNEY AT LAW. CRAIG, MO. Will practice la IoltwidadJoUIagcountlea jaa S '77-U PXTHCIASCK. BrF3 A.?C"A K D fi If, rOM03P'ATniC( OgLee, Wat Side of Puhlio Square, OBEGON, MO. Boratf'H-tf jiwiHtAycr.- INSU RAN C E .A PENT, OBEG MO. urasiz TJtK Contineatal of N CanltAl 4.000.000 jEtna. of Hartfoi Capful, 7.000,000 decU-Tf-lt; W. J. UE, WINES, L UORt Weat atda of fabt-77-tf Oregon, Ifo. BR, K.VAV1ZXE, PHYSICIAN JKTD SUBOEOIT, 0REG9N MO. OaTerahla crofeaalonal aervloa to the eltl- seta of lieu - count r, mating a apeetalty.of nroaic oiaeaaea to. All oalla promptly attended Oflee.at realdencc r. , - S. B. XVKEffg. DEXTIST. OSce in brlk block orar Ira rtter'i itorr, Oregon, Mo: 'Rental work or all klada pcr formrd at! aaabla ratet. Teeth extracted wlthontpala. All work warranted. J. I. JACKRcj)Hj M. B. FHY8I0IA2T AND SUBGEOX Mim CXTT, KS. OrriCX cm 40 north or Delker aV Mill dreg star. Special attention firm Piaeaiea of Ladle and Children . Jn -tf JESc A. 3R Pafclo Square, V 4 JKUf (: nnf dona t M John 5iMBH-fW aMraut admitted to Wu eolHMLfed itgieWS u u remit atter aqr arei And (ram of deep attraction held taa aelxln or U Iac AtTcaaltofeoiteBplaUonottberalala She! , Jty'aCaje. 9m dajr la Urm-UsM Ur. Smith u atttlna; to. UmCbdK, Wbea aume good saeo an J trne of the. boJj of 111 conaar eld on urlr oaa mort. Thai heretoTora, fjNti opVa Vft aeeood davoT X. D.1S77, about fee how of ooo, in tacoaa tr and SUtm WamtU, mil 1iaj fcfaaid esulr, did thea ud there ralonlosalr take, ittal and carry ary Ooebay hone, oftheTalaeof fifty dollari, more orlua (The aaioe than aad there be Im of the property, ffooda aad ehattcli of one IleaeUah ileaai) Coatrary to the ttatatc In anah caie ezpreaaly made And provided t and ajalnit the peace and dlgnl ty of State wherein the Tenue had been laid. ThcprUeaer, Joaeph crogg, traj than ar- ratned upon thla chart;, And pUad sat guilty, aad ofthia he threw him- aelf opon tbs country at large; And aald Jotrph bring poor, the Court did Kracloutly appoint Mr. smith to defend him ranch an the same principle that obtain la every abarltt hoavllat. arhrre a young medical atudent U oflea at to rectify a aeriona Injury to an organ or a Joint. The wltneaaea aeenied prejudiced agalait poor Mr. Screggsi Awl the dlatrict attorney made a thrilling !cech. In which he told the Jury that If Ihey.dtdn't And for the Slate he reckoned he'd hare to "walk their loga," Then: Mr. fmitharoaa and made bla. tpeech for the drfrnar. Wbrrclo he quatrd Shakiixre, Blackltone, Chltty, ArcblM.l.l, Joaquin Miller, Story. Kent. Tupprr. Smrilea and Marshall, and many other writrra, and every body aald tbry "uerrr hrerra alch a boat of elo quence Andhealdt "On thU hypothcala, my client must go frrr; Audi "again, ou UU hypotbeala. tt'a morallr impoaalble that he could be guilty, don't you acet" And: ' Then, on Iklt hypotheaU, you really can't convict i" Aad ao on.with furty-alz more hypothealtta.np- on none of which, Mr. Smith ably demon atratelt could Hcrogga be drralect. Out the jury, ucrr stirring from the box where in tbry aat, Returned a TrrJIet of "guilty;" aad bla honor atralght-way aentcnccdScroKgto.athree--year term In the penitentiary, and a heavy Jin r, aad the coata oa top of lhat And the prUoner, la wild delight, got np and danced and aung:M gebeharior,bai:,Yt'a became I got of ao eay ror If there 'd ha" been a few mora oftbam darned Ayaot&erfm, J ahould certainly have been bung!" "EHr-a-erar)" ' 'Mldnaatr Utility Strik Htr." A SIERRA WEDDING. nr JOAQUIN" MILLER. It was late In the fall, and it certainly must have been a cold, frosty morn ing, for Sandy's teeth chattered togeth- I a If he bad an ague, when he told the judge. In fact, be stood around the Howling Wllderncaa more than a halt n day: but ho could not, nt least be would not. drink, though he did very many f-tollxh thinss, and seemed ill at caso and troubled In a way that was new to him. At last he got the judge cornered. lie took him by the collar with both hands. he hHckcd him np in the corner, and as he did on bis teeth chattered and ernund together as if ho stood half naked on the everlasting mows that surrounded him. Me pushed his face down into the red apnle-liko face of the magistrate, and began as if he was about to reveal tho most terrible crime in the annals of the world. All the time be was holding on the jndge with both bands, as if he feared he mlcht not listen to bis proposal, but tear away and attempt to escape. "Good; good!" The Jndge drew a long breath. He swelled cat almost Instantly to nearly twice bis ntnal Importance. Yon could have seen him grow. It was now the jndge'e tarn to lay hold of Sandy. For now. as the great strong man had accomplished his fearful task, told his secret, and done all that was necessary to do.he wanted to get away, to go tome, to go anywhere and collect bis thought and rest Tho Jndge held him there, told him the great ndranta ges that wonld come of It, the high responsibility that he was about to put his shoulders to, and talked to him. In fact, till he grew whlto and stiff as a sign-post. Yet all that Sandy could remember, for almost all he 4ald, was some thing abont "the glorious climate ot California.1) Ncrer rode a king into his capital with snch majesty as did tho Judge that day enter the Forks. He was swelling, bnrstlfg with the importance of his secret But now he bad Sandy's permission to tell the boys, and be jienttolbe Howling Wilderness for that pnrpose. His face glowed like fire as he stood there robbing his hands above the great, mounting blaze, and bowing right and left In a patronising sort of way to the miners- who had sauntered into the saloon. At last the little red faced man turned his back to the Are, stuck bis two hands back behind his coat tall, which be kept lifting np and down and Ultaoet carleSsly, as If lu (Seep thought; Mood aimoal on tip toe, stack oat his .Kirouna uuio Deny, and seemed about to buret with fals cecrct. "Dh, tklijwofaerful California ell nuiolQ :114.pitffisd a little nsLc ald this, and fanned his coat-tails a llttlo bit higher, perked, oat bis -belly a lie tlo bit farther, and stood there as If he expected some one to speak. But, as the miners seemed, to think they heard sorasthlsf; Hfe; tW belereror t lesit uae rerK ra w waoiijrnew. none ot thea fek called upon to respoad. wew" tae little nan tilted upon his toes as he eafcHhls. and tookwla lenafbreatb vnli aomesofffaBOUtlhe t-Mrtwn nua-aw mtf i mil mf Be iMd miiWmn wff -(W"ar 'a JuneTand by Inches, as It were slowly, deliberately as If heoknen pertectly well that be hatl something to say, and mat men were bountLto listen. This time they all looked np, and ball of them spoke. And oht didn't he torture them! Not that he pretended to keep his secret of half a day not at all! On tho contrary. ho kept- talking on, and tiptoeing, and faanluz his coat-tails, and pushing out h!s belly. anu pnmag ou; nis cneeics, jnst as corclcsly and Indifferent its If all the world knew just what ho was going to say, and was pciiectlr familiar with the subject. 'rcs, gentleman,'1 pnff- ed lbs little man, "on or about the first snow fall,, the widow, as a widow, ceases to exist, mat lovely flower. my trlends, to bo transpired from its present bed to to into tho won- dertnl climate of Callforriy I" The Howling Wlldefnes was an si lent as the catacombs of Rome for near ly a minute, ine nrsttnlng- tnat was beard was something like n red-hot cannon-ihot. Tho cinnamodThe&ded man behind the bar dodged down b- hlnd his barricade of sand-bags, till bU bristling red hair 'and a six-shooter wasYhtlble. The decanters tilted to gether as If there bad been an earth quake. Itvas only a Mlssonrian swearing: . Somebody back In the comer said, "Jerusalem!" said It in joints and pieces ; and then came forward and kicked the fire, and stood up by the side of the red little man and looked down at him as It be wonld like to eat him for a piece of raw beef. A tall, fair bo went back to a bank against the ttirther wall, where the bar-keeper's bull-dog lay sleeping in' - - his neck, and pat au Tace down and remained there a long time. Perhaps he wept. There was a great big hairy head moved out of tho crowd and np to the bar. The head rolled on the shoulders from side to aide; jw jf It was.net. very firmly fixed there, and did not partic ularly care that at this particular time whether It remained there or not. A big fit fell like a stone on the bar. Tho glasses Jumped ns if frightened bait to death; they ran np against each other, and clicked and huddled togeth er there, and fulrly Ecreamed and split their sides In terror. A. big mouth opened behind an afwul barricade of beard, again tho big fist fell down, again the glasses screamed and chin kled with terror, and the head Tolled sidewiso again, and the big mouth opened again, dud the big voice said : "By the bald-headed Elijah!" and that was nil. Then there was another calm, and yon might have heard the little brown woodrolce nibbling at tho old boots and tho leather belts and tin cans stowed away among other rttbbuh np In the loft of the Howling Wilderness. Then the fist came down again, and the big mouth opened, and the big month said, slow and loud and long and Avage, like the growl of a grlz ly: "S waller my grandmother 'a boots I" Then the man tell back and melted Into tie crowd ; and whatever romance theroVaa in his life, whatever sentl-i ment hojnay have had, whatever poetry thffo woe pent up In the heart ofthlsgSatTitan.it tonnd no other cxpres slowthnn this. The gcnjrel gambler, who sat behind a table, wl bis green clotli and sil ver faro boAforgot to throw his card, but held his Vm polsod in the air till any man could have seen a jack of clubs. tbo$h thousand dollars worth of gold dust dermded on the turn. Yet all this soon am an end. of conrso and there was a confusion ot tongncs and a noise that settled gradually ever against the. bar. Even there it was afterward remarked, though the men really interested did not know it at the time, that the cinnamon-dealer of drinks put cayenno pepper in a gin cocktail, and Schiedam schnapps into a torn and Jerry. Limber Tim was there In their midst, but was a sad and silent man. Per haps he had been told all about it be fore, and perhaps not. Tim was nor & Lilker, but a thinker. This to him meant the loss of his partner, the man be loved a divorce. Poor Limber! ho only backed np against the wall, screwed his back there, twisted one leg In behind the other, stuck his hands in behind him, and stood there until he saw a man looking at him. Then he flopped over with bis face to the wall, dug up his great pencil from his great pocket, and fell in writing on the wall and ' trying to blue nis race lrom nis lenows. "Rather sudden, ain't It, Jndge ?" "Well, not so sudden not so sndden conslderln1 this this glorious climate of Californy." The wedding day came. Tho camp had been invited to man. There was but one place in the camp that conld bold a tithe of its people, and that was the Howling Wilderness. The plan had been to have the weddtng under the pines on the bill; but the wind came pitching down tho mountain; with frost and snow in its beard, that morning, and drove them to the ah el ter. What a placo was tho Howling Wilderness. It was battle fields fprieo ring, dead house and gambling hell. court bonso chapel, everything by ItelpiJhpa fhayrtru,-lde b3ttde ana nana in nanu, oeioro me crad ling fire, before the llttlo j udgc. Tb e house was hot. It was crowded as thick as the men could stand. Tight er than sardines in a tin box the men stoed there bareheaded, with hardly room lor breath. The fat little rang Istrale was terribly embarrassed. He had sent all tho way across tho mqup talus by tho last pack train, by tbo last express, bj the last man who had dared tho snows; but no pack train, no express, nothing bad returned with the coveted, the so much needed marriage ceremony and service, which be bad resolved to read to the people. Inter spersed with such remarks and moral observations as the case might reqnire Alas! the form of the ceremony had not arrived. He bad nothing of the kind to guide him. He had never of ficiated in this way before. He had never studied tip this branch. Why should ho have studied up In this line, when there was but one woman In all the camp, in nil his little world ? As the form had not arrived, he had nothing In the world but his moral ob servations to use on this imposing oc casion, and he was embarrassed as msn had never been embarrassed be fore. He stood there .trying hard to begin. He could hear tbo men breathe. The pretty little woman was troubled loo. Her face was all the tlmo held down, her eyes dropped, and she did not look tip did not look right or left or anywhere, but seemed to surrender herself to fate, to glvo herself away. Her Eonl seemed clicwhorc, as it she sat on a high bank above all this, nnd was not of it or In It at all, 'Doj'on solemnly swenr!" Tbo judge had jerked himself togeth- j rishthand in the air as be said thl. and, "having onco broken ground, ho went on : "Do you solemnjy swear to love, honor and obey?" Poor Limber Tim. who had jnst room enough behind tho Jndge to turn over. hero became embarra'seed through sympathy for the little redfaced magistrate, and. of co.iirse.flopped over ann begnn.'to write hla name and date and make pictures on the wall. with, a nervous rapldjty proportionate to his embnrrassipent. Do you solemnly swear ?" It was very palntnl. The little man took down his lifted flagstaff to wipo his little bald head and hb could not get It up. again, but stood there still and helpless. You could bear the men breathe as they leaned nnd listened with all their might to hear. They heard tbo water outside gurgling on down over tho great bowlders, over their dams, and on through tho canon. They beard the little brown woodmlce nibble and nibble at the bits of bacon-rind nnd old leather boots up in the loft above their beads ; but that was all. At last the judge revircd. and began again, and in a voice that was full ot desperation : "Do you solemnly swear to love and protect nnd honor nnd obey till death do you part, and" Here the voice lell down low, lower, and the judge was again floundering In the water. Then his head went under utterly. Then lie rose, and" Now I lay mo down to sleep," rolled tremu lously through the silent room from the lips ot the judge. Then again tbo head was under water; thon it rose up again, and there was something like "Twinkle, twinkle, little star." Then the voice died again ; the bend was nn e'er water. Then it rose again, and the head wont np high In the air, and the voice was high and resolute, nnd the man rose on bis tiptoes, and, be ginning with, "When in thecourso of human events," be went on in a deep and splendid tone, with the Dcclarn tion of Independence, to the very teeth of the tyranical King George, and then bringing down his hand emphatically on tho gambling table that stood to his right, snid, loud and clear, and reso lute and authoritatively, as he tilted forward on his toes : "So help you God, and I pronounce you man and wife." Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Is understood to favor too tneorles in re gard to property of tho Fronch Com mune. During the height of the strike excitement at Stanton Mansion, Ten afly. New Jersey, "Mother." said ono of tho sons, "there are five or six roughs down nt the railway station who have heard that you agree with tbem in their Communistic ideas', n'nd they are coming up to quarter them selves in our house." At first Mrs Stanton thought the report was trne, the son maintaining a grave and ser ious air. But the Jike soon leaked out. and the lectures laughed heartily at the argumentum ad hnminem wltn -which the Communistic sophistries had been Knocked to pieces. Sdttt RtnfliHfl. BBIDGINtt ACROSS THE SEA- From Dover to Calais The'Schomo for Connecting England and Prance-Shall it Bo by, Bridgo or Tunnel P From Urn Genera Continent 'The scheme for connecting England find France by means of a tunnel un der the straits of Dover appears to have been definitely abandoned. The .work of boring lately undertaken hfts.lt appears, verified the forebodings at those who believed in the existence IfCiissuxes Jn-the stratum -ref snch-a character as to offer a most serious ob stacle to the undertaking. Under these circumstances n new idea has been broached to nnite the two coasts by a gigantic way; half bridge, half isthmus. This scheme has been fully set forth by M. Verade dc St. Anne, an cmTncnt French engineer, and Is thus described In the Examiner of Saturday: M. Chevalier's tunnel was to have been dug at a depth ot 410 feet below the channel, and wis to have been about S4 miles in length, whereaVM.Vcrard de St. Anna's bridge, starting from Folkestone to Capo Grisnez.wfll be on ly 21 miles. Besides between the two points lie tho Name Calbart, two banks tnncn dreaded by navigators, formed of very Etrong and resisting calcareous- ground, and covered by water ranging' from 3 to 12 feet in depth. In conse quence of the shallowness of the water covering it nnd tbo solidity of the rock composing it, the Varne will form tne pivot of the undertaking. Its distance from Folkestone is nbonght eight miles. nn1 tho depth of tho intervening chan nel about 28 fathoms. Taking, there fore, the extent of the bank at sir miles, the distance then to Cape Gris- nez is about eight nnd one-half miles. In this diutanco a depth of water of about 25 fnthotns prevails for' somo three miles, tho remainder having n depth cf 13 fathoms, and the nveragd depth throughout being about 1G fathi oms. It Is proposed that the foundations of the bridges should be constructed on the newly improved system, consisting of rock work raado ot large blocks of quarry stone 'of sufficient size and weight not to be displaced by tho reg ular ebb and flow currents ot the tides Wi.J I wlrhtn a certain depth, as'lhe action of violent storms is known not to be felt below a certain distance from the sur face, A, fortunate accident of the situ ation, moreover, that both coasts of tbo Straits can furnish in nbnndadancc suf ficient stone and cement for the whole construction. M. Vcrnrd de St. Anne., undeterred by the gigantic nature of an undertak ing which should furnish an easy road ot intercommunication between the two countries, affording a means of transit for railways, for carriages and equestrians, aud oven pedestrians, by means of n continuous antl solid open nir route, without bidding good-bye to the light of day for n dreadtul hour and three-quarters, .as wonld be the case with the tunnel of M. Chevalier, goes still further, nnd proposcs to construct a haven ot refuge on the Vvarnc, thns regularly turning tables on tho ele ments; and substituting safety for dan ger. Such nn undertaking wonld bo likely to possess In Itsolf the elements of a commercial success independently of tho bridge; nnd the one being tho compliment of the other, both under takings' would mutually contribute to form nn enormous revenue, snch ns to encourage thoso who, believing in the practicability of the brldge.have doubt ed its commercial success' to- support the proposal. Should tbo most iangnlne ine expectations never bo realized still there end be no Uonbt that, in com parlson with tho tunnel scheme, the bridge has by far the greater gronnd for hope, especially If tho relative ex penses arc compared with ono another. Tne modest snm asked by tho promo ters ot tho tunnel scheme for prelimi nary expenses alone. Is set down from 1.000,000; to 1,100.000. and the po rlod of time to be expended in purely preliminary experiments may bo from five to eight years, and at any moment the scheme may fall entirely through, shonld any nnforsccn obstacles bo met with, or any accident occur when nn der mid-err. So much for the prelimi nary port, formidable enough In Itself, But when wo come to tbo expenses of tho entirpris Itself we find 20,OQO,000 to bo the approximate, estllnate. By the sido of these figures tho demands of the bridgo scheme seems insignifi cant, 40.000 only is tho sum .set down for preliminary investigations nnd pre paratory scientific works and the time to bo expended Jhcrcon 1 esti mated at less tban a year while the total cost for the whole work Is balcn latcd to fall short of 12.000,000. Ev ery operation in connection with tho bridge can be carried on in full day light, nnd nil tests and experiments mado under ordiniiry conditions a consideration of some Importance, ns likely to inspire the confldenco ot tho public, nnd the more readily to ena nblo physical obstacles to be overcome. There aro gigantic obstacles to lo op posed no doubt,, but iii ueh a progres sive age n this ri great Idea, although Us realization bristles with difficulties is seldom allowed to be lost. ! Tfio march of Eclcnco carries everything before It. and so great n power has It become, that the successful surmount. ing of nature's most gigantic obstacles comes to be regarded as a simple me chanical problem, the solution of which is sure to bo found in tho archives of science. Who conld have or who would bavoliad the hardihood to crush, in the last ccntnry, so wild a concep tion as bridging across tho sea? It be longed to the first half of this century to hold the idea in embryo ; and since modern engineers, aided by modern sciences, have gone far toward elimi nating the word "Impossible"' from our vocabulary. It should be for the second half to eliminate, so far as regards the passage of the Straits of Dover by rail Way; the. word -;ImpossIbIe" also. EVABTS AT HOME. How one of Those Indefinite Sen tences Was Effectually Cur tailedA Biographical Fragment. And Mr. Evarts ir equally unfortu nate In the most important segment of the family circle. There come times In the experience of the most of ns when all the aid and comfort provided by wealth are absent, when the ser vants have stinck for higher wages, perhaps, and the younger members of tbo family are prosecntlng the unpro ductive amusement known ns croquet. At such a moment Mr. Evarts occu pied A chair In the kitchen of bis beau tiful country residence, wrapped In the morning newspaper and his dressing- gown nud slippers, nnd oblivious ot all the. rest of the world; ivbileMrst Ev arts busied herself in the method most calculated to produce the nutriment necessary to lite In point of 'fact a meal, and a rather lata one. "William," said tho lady softly, and apparently after a period ot somewhat appalling doubt, "I am sorry, bntjt is necessary to bavc.some coal " "Ho-hum !" said Mr. Evarts, eleva ting his slippers still higher, and ap parently lost In deep thought, '-so far from this man's understanding political economy and I grant that It Is a sub ject so profound that ono may almost say it is without beginning and with out end I dqubt If he knows the prop er method of extracting the minor from tho maior quantity in a simple sqm. in division. I have here" he shook the paper wlh. some Impatience "I.bave hereH-eopy ot the latest Issneof lhe . . - 4 " . v . . ir. lhn I k imi IIIHI 15 nMIvcYnhv7 Phi. losopby Is, .w one or many particulars, the art ofmaklng that wnicn U una voidable n3 endurable, nnyas enjoya ble as the material at hand, nnder the most skillful manipulation, will per mit Ono authority puts If. "What can't be cured must bo endured" homely but expressive. Another au-i thorlty says it Is tho knowledge of how to extract the sunbeams from encum bers. By the way, I don't think that Is possible. We will drop that branch of the subject, however. Wo will pro- ceed.if your honor pleascs.to dlscnss" "William," said Mrs. Evails gently, tho water will never boil unless it ha abetter fire nnder.it Tho servants are absent and the boys likewise. Will you bring that coal ?" "The Vermont Philosopher P said Mr.Evarts after a pr.nse, during which he looked vacantly at Sirs. Evarts and absently brought the paper between herklndlv lace nnd himself. "And they call this an organ! They speak of civil service reform ns if tt were the mere puzzle ot a schoolboy Instead of the grandest snbjcct since the discovery of America by Christopher Collnmbus though I believe, by tho way, that Christopher's claim Is in some doubt Two-thirds of the evils nnder which we labor as a nation aro occasioned by the lack of reform in thn civil ervic. and that gigantic evil I refer to the system In vogue has gone on Increasing nntll we are a disgusting coramnnlty of office-holders, nnd not one patriot in a thousand men to raise a warning voice or to put out his hnnd to stay the surg ing billows which aro threatening to overwhelm" Hq pnnsed, and . immediately added, with an expression of mingled pain. astonishment nnd anger, "Mrs. Evarts T wish von wonld not null my hair. If there Is anything In the world that makes me mad It is to hao a woman pull my hair. Don't do that again." "William," said Mrs-. Evarts with some Indication of vexation, "I took that method of reminding yon that wo want coal coal ! Now don't commence again, please, nntll yon get somo'coal.' "Tho Vermont Philotopher P said Mr Evarts, with increased contempt. after regarding the good lady with In quiring solemnity for a moment and rapidly relapsing to his former state o: profundity. "Hah! hero is something In regard to the present condition of affairs In Europe. The crescent Is the emblem of tho barbarian, beyond ques tion ; hnt I am in somo donbt whether. considering the great talk of progress in tho Russian Empire, notwithstand- the decree assuming to abolish serf dom It is questionable, by tho way whether it h?3 been abolished so much In deed as it has ostensibly, and it Is rertnln that millions of the subjects of tho Czar are little better than so many fairly average dogs. I am In some dJnbt. I sny. whether the cross Isn't something of a livery, ns Shakespeare has it though my version Is hardly al lowable, for a cross Is not a livery something ot n Hvcrv wherewith to do the service of tho enemy to all roan? kind. The attitude of EnglarfiTTs cer tainly that ot a cold.calcnlatlng.sbrewd, avaricious, grasping person, waiting for a chance to strike when weakness shall have rendered the white bear un able to defend" "William I" said Mrs Evarls-this time In a commanding voice. Mr. Evarts hesitated. In a far-away manner, but Immediately resumed the broken' thread. "As to Austria," said Mr. Evarts, "I can't say that I admire the action, or perhaps tho lack of ac tion onch !" At this point Mr. Evarts bonnded from his chair and glared around the room like a wild beast, at the sane time placing his band in a respectfnl manner to that portion of bis corporeal being just below the back of his vest. Why did yon do that for?" he yelled. "I want that coal !" said Mrs. Evarts in a voire that evidently meant some thing; "and I have extracted only one from this whole paper of pins. The remainder will be used It necessary,1 "Why didn't yon Bay so ?" said Mri Evarts in a loud tone, evidently great ly agitated. "I did, but you wouldn't hear me," said the good Idy, apparently una bashed. "Eleven boys and as many servants In this family," softly said Mr. Evarts, with tbongbtful earnestness, as be sbaflictl away to get the desired art! cle,"and nobody to harness to. the coal scuttle but tho Premier of the Presi dent of the United States I That's what Mrs. Evarts knows about political economy. There'll be some civil serv ice reform in this family directly. Or, by Jove ! I'll know the reason why V Political Conventions, Calls have been issued for National and Statu political conventions and! conferences as follows; Wednesday, August 22 Pennsylva nia Democratic, in liarrlsbnrg. Thursday, Angust 23 New York ureenpack, in uocnester, Wednesday. August 28 Iowa Demo cratic in Marshalltown, Wednesday, Septemder 5 Pcnnsyl vanla Republican, la Harrisbnrg. Tuesday, September 11 Wisconsin Republican. In .Madison, Wednesday, September 12 Massa chnsetts Prohibitionist, In Worcester: Pensylvnuia Prohibitionist, In Harris- 1J... 1.,MMvT llll I W i , . . . in Vr.jrTtiTI t Thursday, September lO-Mastnra setts Republican. In Worcester. Thursday, Septemoer i"J aiaryiunu . , Republican, in Baltimore. Wednesday, September 26 national Convention of Representative Colored Men. in Washington; National Con ference of Prohibitionists at ferry Street M. E. Church, New York City. Slightly PamiUiar With. Wales. Thoso who remember how Major Tom Ochiltree was appointed united States Marshal for the Stato of Texas persuading President Grant that he. Major Tom, was seriously Injnreu in thedefenso of the President' good name against a crowd of Texas rnflians will not be prejudiced against tne trnth of this other story anent him .as told by a New Mexico newspaper: "On one ocaslon ho was In England, a gnest of a nobleman who had come In contact with blm durlngla visit to this country, nnd who had f.illen an easy victim to Tom's unsurpassed im pudence and powers of fascination. Tho Englishman had taken Tom to London and was exhibiting Win to nis friends as a gennlnc American Hon. Tom was plentifully supplied with tnndsby his noble friend, and was cutting a grand flgnre. One day Tom and his friend met the Prince Of Wales nt n club. The noblemen nskea per mission of. tho prince to Introduce his American triend. Leave having been obtained. Tom was formally intro duced to the heir apparent He grasped the royal hand and shook It heartily, anu men unrst oni : - aics, old fellow, I'm devilish glad to know you ; let's take a drink I" The horror of the nobleman was changed to amaze ment when tho prlnco gave Tom's hand a hearty shake and replied, non't care if I do." Cheek carried the day." Hiss Corisando'a A goo Miss Corlsande was born only two vcars earlier than her brother Tom, When Tom was 10 years'old she gloried because she was 12. When Tom was 14 sho confessed to sweet 16. When Tom uroudlv boasted of 18, she tim idly acknowledged herself past 18, When ho came home from college. with a mustache and a vote, and had a party In honor of his 21st birthday. -she said to her f rends: "What a boyish fellow he U ; who would think ne was only a year younger then l?n And when Tom declared he wn3 2o years, and old enough to get married, she snid to a gentleman friend; "Do you know, I feel savagely jealous to think of Tom getting married. But then 1 suppose twins always aro moro attach oil to each other . I dan other brothers and sisters." And two years latter, at Tom's wedding, she said with girlisn vivacity, to tho wedding-ghests : "Dear old Tom', to see him married to night and then think how, when he was only five years old. they brought him in to see me. his baby sister; I wonder If he thinks of it to night" You have met MissCorisandc, probably. She lives in your town. A Fartner'a Life. ' "I don't see why say the land la not prosperon8," was the remark of one of tho leading members of the Charleston delegation. "It has not Leen so pros perous in years as now. Read" the re ports that are published daily in the Northern papers of the overflowing crops, ion never saw snch abnndant harvests a3 you will have this year. In our section the cotton cron womlscs well. We have food In'the land more than enough for all that live In it, and we shall export grain and provisions for the millions of Europe. Jcall any country prosperous that can., rare enough to live on, and can. lay 'by a. little something each year lor a rainy day." Just then the steamboat was'passlng a stretch Of bottom lond. nhd'as far as the eye could see there was no sign1 of life. Thousands and millions of acres m ail parts of the country are -yet to be had. A single- railroad company is now offering for sale three million acres In the rich lands of Eastern Ne braska, and In ihe great ami "fertile" valley of the Platte, while lands aro rven richer are offered In California ly the central Pacific Government lands are still subject in quantities practically inexhaustible, for' homestead entry. nnd there Is plenty of land already partly nnder Cultivation that can ha had in Iowa, Minnesota. Nebraska. Missouri and Kansay. Tho earth will afford any man a living who seeks it. Very seldom is there any cut in his wages, and cuts are at encc., followed" by advances. Tho farmer is his own master. He Is Independent of .corpora- tlons. Railroads may continue to ad vance freights, but they can nevercnt oflhls subsistence. Even ten acr-si may yield support to a family. WUht a hundred' acres bis ability to live Is beyond question. Never can the com plaint be made that the country .has. heard so many times during the past' week. It is never impossible for a, larmer, by work, to support himself and his family. He can work as many . hoursa day as ho chooses, and ns many daysjn the week, and weeks In tho month. No employer dictates, to him the time he skill labor. He la bis own employer, npd bis own laborer; nnd that he will have enough to eat and to wear U certain. We tako nn accont in this statement of the accidentsatbat may come, ot the contingencies" of hop- - Per. anil fIrnnoht.anil. wet rcnithnr R Js Teiy ge,Jon (bat by any one 0f all of them, Is the farmer deprived of snstenarcc so that he sees, as laborers In the East have aeen, their wives snflerlng for want, and bears tho chil dren cry for bread;, as miners have heard them. A man may toil in tho mines, and the products of the "miues may have become so abundant that wages have to be reduced. The far mer, even it the wheat crop is so j.bnn- tlnnt that prices fall fifty per cent, is yet independent of the market tor he has raised bis own wheat, and that :s for him It will bring hlni less monijy. s valuable as ever lo'hitnids. bnt it is as the means ot sustaining lite The Telephonaand -Its TJses. "The latest form of Prof. Bell's tele-., phone." says the Boston Transcript.' "has the wholo machinery; both for speaking luto nnd hearing ont of, re duced to the slzc.and shape of a door knob. A shiny black piece or thin iron the size of a three-tent piece let into the surface of Ihe mahogany knob U what does the talking. Concealed In the wooden stem of the knob, is the magnet from which proceed the silk- . covered wires which carry the viva voce message. There are two knobs, so two may listen to a reply, or a sin gle listener increoso the nmonnt ot voice nearu oy noiutng oner, oi tne knobs to each ear. A common electric bell operated by the same wire, to call.; completes the equipment It is still wou-. derlul, notwithstanding tne increasing; commonness of tbo telephone, to heavy asnperintendentorhcadottbe housci in tne cur masing inquiries anu giving orders to his foreman ont atthevutillor fuctory twenty miles away, and receiv ing equally detailed answers and In quiries for Instructions irr return, such cs could hardly have been trans mitted by the "piano-playing1 .tele graphs, so costly In time would con- lercnccs ot mat lengtn nave occn. 5x large has the demand became that tho price for the n?e of the telephone. wnlcn tne patentee does not sen, nas just gone np from 310 to 330 a year. It seems to us. nowever. mm ine per fecting of this most beantifnl and. Im portant invention has yet further to go. A great advnntage.-bcsldes speed nnd farllity, over the old telegraph in dis pensing with the transmitter and tho writing of tho dispatch, is in the possi bility of bavins messagesas private antl confidential aspersonal word-ol-month communications. Telephony leaves no written messages on file, and taken no third person. In the shape of tele grapher. Into the secrets of the com mnnlcntlon. Spite of all the oatha that telegraphers take. Jtls well under stood that no couimunlcatian ot great Importance on business or politics ia sate nnless it bo in cipher. The tele phone Is therefore essentially and theo retically a means of whispering Into partner's or henchman's ear what is lor that car alone. In practice., how ever, it is as yet -found necessary to speak in a loud Tone and with slow 2nnnciatlon. which would preclude all confidences that a man's clerks may not share, nnless deafened walls . and doors seclude him from the business In wheh the telephone is employed. This defect Is no donbt something that will disappear In tho development of ihe Invention, so rapid and successful hitherto. Meanwhile the gams over tho former means of commtuilcatlon aro truly Immense Immeasurable, In fact, to present experience with tho great revolutionizing fnvcnti?n."