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DOBTNI A C., FnHtlahcrl. OUEGON, THE EARLY BAINS. Tlit Atgmy. Down through the misty nlr, Down from the gloom ulou, Falling, pattering everywhere, The rain comes quick with love. Softly the mltxcl-thruh Sings In the golden storm; The robin under n huirel hush Watts for to-morrow morn. Drip, drl, drip from the eaves, l'it, jilt, pit on the pane, tiwlsh, slh, rwloh on the drenched leaves, I.lstl 'tU the Kong of the rain. Gruffes uru bending low, (Ircen 1 the eorn and thick; You can almost iee the nettle grow, They grow no strong and ipilek. Hoft Is the wind from the wcM, Softer the rain's low sigh; The narrow washes I1I1 smoky breast. And watches the gloomy sky. Stirred are the houghs by the breeze. rx-areely a leaf Is still, Something Is moving among the trees I.Ike n retless spirit of 111. Standing Matching the ratn, Do you not seem to hear The voire of (iod outsK'aklngai;alii To man's ungrateful car'.' Promising jilcnty und inwe, Gamers with treasure heaped, The ecd-tlmc and harvest shall not cea-e Till the Harvest of Karth be rcaed. CIIAIISKV'S HKVKXGK. When Italph Cliadsey proposed to Hel en (iranthaiu and was refused, lie was a very angry man. He knew that he was homely, ignorant and awkward, that his tastes were not refined, and that his home circle was not one in which a lady could be happy; he ulo knew that Miss Grantham was very pretty, accomplish ed and the inmate of a home which every one delighted to visit. Hut lie was -it.. ..r....i.. .1.... 1 .1 , v.,....i vv.i.iiii tutu 111: iwis iiiu Mliu owner of n small factory that vielded him several thousand dollars, ner vear. and he bad been taiurht to hel eve Mint no faults of birth, education or manners would prevent a man ot means nuirrv- ing into any family that had little or no money. Mi8 Grantham's refusal therefore amazed him, and as,. thanks to genera tions of mean uuestors, he recognized no rights but his own and had never ex perienced the faintest throb of chival rous feeling, ho soon came to hate Miss Grantham as much as he had loved her, and when the young woman soon after ward accepted and married Frank Hat cher, the rejected lover swore he would have revenge on both Helen and her husband. In any one but a brute the desire for revenge would soon have been gratified by the exnerienees of Mr. and Mrs. Hat cher, for Frank, although one of the chnrining fellows whom all women adore, had in business but little stabili ty nnd shrewdness. Ho made bad debts lor his employers, spent his salary be foro he earned it, and ran so heavily in to debt that his brightness and his wife's bloom rapidly disappeared. Several nets of carelessness caused him to lose his situation, and he reached a degree of desperation that would have made almost any vindictive, enemy pitv him. Just then the Civil War broke oiit and Frr.nk was lucky enough to obtain a commission, the income of which brought comfort to his wife and baby. Hut even in the army his carelessness got him into many misfortunes the last of which was that ho lost his life bv not exhibiting proper vigilance nt an outpost. On henriiur of Hatcher's death all his creditors forgave him ami tendered their sympathies to his wife; hut Chad scy, instead of burying his liato in the dead soldier's grave, felt nioro vindic tive than over. It seemed to him that his opportunity had escaped him, m ho added intensity to his hatred and heap ed all upon the dead man's memory. Helen bravely endeavored to earn a liv ing for herself and child, and Cliadsey took a room from which ho could see her every cold, wet morning as she hur ried to the store in which she stood all day as a saleswoman. Now, ho fullv be lieved she regretted having rejected "him; now he could not doubt she would glad ly nceept him were ho to propose. The thought gavo him the most blissful sen sation of his life, ami hu swore to him self that he would rather die a thousand deaths than let her see a penny of his money. And he found, to his great delight, a new object to hate; it was the sou of Helen and Frank Hatcher. The baby whom Hatcher had left when ho went to the war grew rapidly, and was as mis chievous an boys in general. He hail his fair proportion of quarrels with other boys in the village, and Chadsey some times was delighted beyond measure by the spectaclo of littlo Frank being se verely pounded by a larger boy. Chadscy was also pleased on recognizing on the boy, from time to time, clothing that un doubtedly luul been made from garments that Frank Hatcher, Honior, had worn years before. Occasionally Cliadsey would hear that some one had proposed to the pretty widow but without success, mid more than once when wondering nloud why "the pink nnd white fool," as ho always called her, declined suitors with monev, lie was answered with: "Perhaps hIio's waiting for you, Chad cy." This remark was always accompanied bv a coarfco laugh, but the object of it did not wiuee, for ho took in earnest wnat was meant lor fun. Waiting for him! Was that the reason 1 sho alwavs passed his lodeincH on her wnv to her u-nrlrV W..u It (r..t 1.1... ... . 1 ness that sho wore expressions sweet, pathetic, romantic, or melancholy, all of which Chadsey believed wero niorely "put ou" for use out of doors? Well, mio miglit wait; ho could stand it as long as she, and ho would rejoice to sea hor grow trrny with longing. Mcanwhllo littlo Frank grew in cha racter as well as inches, and determin ing oilo day that his mother should not work any longer, ho secured a jmsitlnn witli a firm in which Chadscy was a si lent partner. Chadscy did not learn for a fortnight of what had happened; when ho found that Mrs. Hatcher was no loneor what ho called a common . .. ? -. iv w viii.v.t mill III IVIIljer- working woman, and that ho himself was one of her son's employers, lie was furious and demanded that tho boy bo discharged; but his pnrtnorH outvoted him for their new clerk, being liked by every one was worth fur tnoro than ho cost them, Although bnfllcd, ('hadsey was not beaten. Ho felt that tho boy whs to aome extent in hi power, so ho grnti- ncd his vengeful spirit front time to time by scolding the new clerk on slight pretext. 110 soon lountl tlint this t course wns not safe, for the boy had MO. ' tongue as well ns spirit, and be uecn r sionally retorted In n style Hint turned tlic lnugh on tho special partner. 1 hen Chadsey determined to disgrace him and thus strike bit mother. It would not be bard to do; the old trick o( put ting marked money, from the cash draw-' or into the young clerk's pocket would answer every pursue, so lie adopted it. Then there was a terrible scene in the store, and Mrs. Hatcher, with tears in iter eyes, hurried up to plead for her boy. ' Chadscy had e.xcetcd this with great glee, hilt before Mrs. Hatcher ar-rived-the Itoy lied pleaded Ills own case to Ids employers with such spirit that the special partner luul turned pale und walked aside into a warerooin, where one I ot the men heard 11 1 111 mutter "His mother's eves! He lias his moth er's eye!" I Nevertheless, t'luubey, before abrupt ! Iv cinittiiiL' the store, bad insisted that the case against the liov should be pressed. His partners, who bad their suspicions as to how the marked money ciinic in Frank's pocket, assured Mrs. Hatcher that thev believed there must be some mistake, that they would not think of making the all'air public, but that Mr. Clmdev, their special partner, insisted on it. "Then," said Mrs. Hatcher, turning erv pale, "f mut appeal to Mr. Chad scy." "You?" exclaimed one of the partners, o surprised that he gave a customer too much change; "vou appeal to Mr. Cliadcy?" "Certainly," said Mis. Hatcher, turn ing to leave the store. "Kxciise me mailani," said the partner, "hut, in that cae, I must accompany you. It mnv be necessary to reason with that fellow by knocking him down." The couple went together to l'lmdcy's lodgings, but could not gain admittance to his room, the door of which was lock ed, although the servant insisted that Mr. Chadscy had come in an hour before and had not gone out again. "He's a coward!" exclaimed the part ner, hammering at the door, and calling Chadcv by name. 1 : rinully the door vicldcd to an extra No one ... . 1,1 1 x , !'';. '' the couple entered .lU'f ! .. . . 1 us is very strange, sum the nart ner, looKing iiiioui tue room, ineii, as he looked at some papers on the table, he continued, "no it in't. either look at this." 1 Mrs. Hatcher took a sheet of paner which the partner handed her, and read; "I put the marked money in Frank Hatcher's pocket. J did it" to avenge myselt upon in mother, but lie has Ins mother's eyes. "H.M.i'il CiiADsr.v." Mrs. Hatcher's eves filled with tears. so that for a moment or two she could not read a second sheet that was placed in her bauds, so her companion read it I aloud to her; it was a will, which, in a few words bequeathed all his property 1 10 .Mrs. neicn 11 atelier, lornierly known , as Helen (irantham. I "He will revoke this in an hour," said the partner; "he never could live , up to so much decenev." I And the partner was right, for, on go ing into umiisoys heiieliamlier, I10 found his special partner lying on the bed with a pistol ill his hand and bullet- hole in his head. Tho Signing of the Declaration. irricr's Mwrlrlne far July, I.. .1 !. I.' .... in iiniiKing 01 inut insirument one is apt to call up helore him an august as semblage gravely seated iirounda table, witli the declaration sordid i.ut unon it. and each member of the Continental Con gress in turn taking a pen and with great uuuy iiuiMiig 10 11 ins name, mottling, however, can ho further from that which actually took place. Verv few of the delegates, indeed it any, signed the original document on tlio'lth, and none signed tho present one now in Indepen dence Hall, for the very good reason that it was not then in existence. On July 151th Congress voted that the Declaration bo engrossed on parchment. Jefferson, however, says that New York slimed on .Till v (' 'nn.PMiipiitlv Win- York must have signed the original copy of the Declaration before it got into tho nanus 01 me engrosser, un wnat day the work- was done by the copvist is not known. All that is certaiulv known that on the L'd of August Congress had tho document as engrossed. This is the document in existence now in liidcpeii- .1 IT II f . . ueucu j inn. 11 is 011 parchment, or something that the trade calls parch mem. wu mat iinv i.ugut L'l it was signed by all the members present. The original Declaration is lost, or rather was purposely destroyed by Congress, AJI the signatures were innilc anew. When the business of signing was ended is not known. One, Matthew Thornton, from New Hampshire, signed it in No vember, when ho became a member for the first time; and Thomas McKean, iroiu jieiaware, as he savs himself, did not sign till January, 1777. Indeed, this signing was, in ciicet, what at the pres- cm nay woum oe called a "test oath." The principles: of many of the new dele gates coming into Congress from the dif ferent .States wero not known with cer tainty some of them might be Tories in disguiso and thus each one was required on first entering congress to sign the De claration. In January, 1777, an authen ticated copy, with tho naiuo of all tho signers, was sent to each State for stana- . 1- . . A ...1 , .1 . . uirus 11 iiici wuien may nave put a stop to the business of signing. It shows, however, the little importance that was nttached to this eeremonv, tluit Hubert H. Livingston was one of' the committee of five that reported the Declaration, and yet did not sign it, unless his signature Is lost witli the original document. The truth is, tho Declaration of Inde pendence was considered at that time of much less importance than now; nor did mo signers urenm 01 its iieeoiiiintr a shrine almost of worshln at tho nnsint. I .1,,., ' 1 I nil'. The Lover's Plot. Sirdeurgo Mackenzie, who nourished In tho last half of the Feventeenth cen tury, was one of tho most eminent jurists ever known in Scotland, besides a brill iant man of letters. He Inherited wealth, und during Ids busy life he added so much to it that he beeamo one of tho wealthiest men of his time. As a politi cian ho was f-elf-willed and stubborn.and nt times violent. Hetwcen himself and tho young Karl of Hutu a strong politi eal difference existed, which neither showed a disposition to harmonize. Yet the earl had fallen deeply in love with Sir George's daughter, mid the lovo was by horTcturned, The lovers knew that tho stern old advocate would not consent to their union. In fact, it it is doubtful if Sir George would have admitted Ditto to his house as a friend. His feelings were deep and bitter, nnd. he had been heurd to denounce tho earl as littlo hot ter than u political renegade. The lovers put tkeir heuds together, nnd consulted. Thev were eager to be mado man nnd wife. Of course, tiio young lady could elope, and bo married clandestinely, and the father could not help himself; but, all, lie could disinher it liis recreant daughter, and that must not be. The young earl was not mcr eennrv. The damsel's prospective wealth as heiress of her ricli lather, had given Iter not a particle of extra attraction for him, yet he did not like the Idea of hav ing ills wife deprived of her jut inheri tance; nnd, naturally, he did not care to lose such a broad and grand estate, for this daughter was an only child. At length the earl hit tiixin a plan, and resolved to act upon it. lie visited Sir (Icorge in his chambers, while the latter held the olllco of king's advocate, and ap pealed to him for assistance. Now, as man to mau,in matters of bus iness, in any way not involving brother ly love, Sir (icorge held the oung earl in high esteem; and there was no man of his acquaintance whom he would have more readily assisted legally. Further more, the advocate had not the remotest idea that Hute cither loved his daughter or that he was familiar with her. "Sir Oeorge," said the earl, when he was readv to open his business, "there is a young lady in this city whom I dearly love; and she has confessed her love for me. Her father is wealthy. Now, sir I care not for the lady's money; yet it would not be pleasant to have 'her fath er disinherit her. From this you can judge that the father is opposed to our union, At all events, we fear that such is the case. Now, my dear Sir (icorge, I know that you would not hesitate to vouch for my worthiness." The old man nodded assent verv pleas antly, "And, sir. I think you would be will ing to exert yoiir lnfl'uence in mv behalf, if I should mairy the lady elaiufestinely. Your influence would be effectual, I ain sure." And so the earl went on until he had brought Sir (Icorge not only to promise liis assistance toward preventing a disin heritance.but so far had tiie keen old law yer cntcred( into the spirit of the thing that he advjscd the earl, by all means, to go ahead. "Why," he exclaimed, forcibly, "the man must be blind, or a fool, who would reject such an alliance for his daughter one of the oldest names in the realm, a fair share of wealth and a coronet, (ioon, my lord, and I will sustain vou if I can." And the curl went ahead. That very evening he arranged with the lady, ami on the following tiny they were privately married. In the evening Sir (icorge missed his daughter. He had just inquired for her. when a door was opened, and she anil the Karl of Hute entered, hand in hand, and advanced straight to his chair and went down on their knees. Not a word of explanation was needed. The old advocate caught his breath, changed from a deathlike paleness to a furious flush half a dozen times and fin ally gave in. "Sir (icorge, henceforth 1 shall take great pleasure in sustaining my wife's father," said the earl. A hot response was upon the parent's lips, but he swallowed it; and gradually a sense of the absurdity of tho situation possessed him, and ano'irhe burst into a hearty laugh, and the erring children were forgiven. Scneeharlh Svkes. T.'n Slntnir. "Wall.why don't you eat your vittles?" inquired Mr. Scnecliarib Sykes, glaring at his eldest son, Oliver, at the breakfast table. "Are vou sick,swecnicd, or finan cially busted? ' "Oliver is by no means well," suggest ed Mrs. Sykes, "and I have no doubt but that a change of scene in another climate would be beneficial to him." "What's tho matter witli you?" inquir ed Scnecliarib. "I don't know exactly," answered Oli ver; "I reckon it's some kind of general debility. 1 should like to go to some watering place." "(!o to some watering place!" whistled Seniicharib, dropping a potato from his fork and shoveling a spoon of salt into his coffee. "Wool, why don't ycr go out to the horse trough? f suppose ycr want to take in Long Hrntieh, don't ycr? Want to blow in a couple of thousand dollars, or two hundred head of steers? 1'vo got my opinion of these dished-up watering places. You'd like to go to 1 lot Springs, wouldn't ycr, and iniisli some widder wo- , man witli her face calciiniiied, and the six children by her first husband in the background where ycr never see 'em. Such creatures are always on the lookout for idiotic invalids with wealth. Thev are thicker than led ants at a picnic. Want to go to Newport, and be snubbed by thd aristoe, don't yer? Want to go up to Waukesha, Wisconsin, and drink stagnant pond water flavored witli car bonic acid gas? Want to go to Long Hrancli and rentden. Grant's cottage, built with a small kitchen, nineteen smoking rooms, and a dozen dog kennels, don't yer? Think somd of going to Sar-' atoga, and get yourself steered on to n bunko game? Want to go to Kye Heach, and SlU'k rvi wlllsk-v ivu'L-tiiitu t'lirnmrli , rye straw while the littlo German bund plays 'Coming Thro' tho Rye?' "Yes, sir, I've got my opinion of all these watering places, audit's a low one. You can't stcul a side glance at tho port er without paying him a dollar, and if vou stub your too its two and a half. I'liey will sell you a cigar for six bits and charge you ten cents for a match. You can't move nround on the gallery without fetching away the back breadth's of a ladv's dress, and you can't Niunter into the bar-room without rubbing against a saucer-eyed dude. The butter is made in an iron kettle witli a lire un der it instead of a churn; and the spring chicken is ns springy as an injy rubber teething ling. My advico is to stay away from all such watering places; and, if you must recuperate your shattered constitution, why pack yer grip suck, pike for the banks of Newfoundland.and put a coating of hard-boiled corns on the palms of your hands hauling in mackerel and codfishes. That's me, that's your old dad, Scnecliarib, ami he's got' the Texas steers to pay tho expenses. " Why Women Don't Want to Vote. A prominent St. liuis gentleman, in n public speech recently, gave the follow lug explanation of why It is that women do not show morn deslro to votes "It may bo admitted that the majority of women aro in doubt as to tho duty and expediency of their exercising tills fran chise, and, therefore, they choose to bo at first witnesses of tho experiment rather than eo-opcrntors. Such has been tho history ot all those grand movements In' tho progress of our civilization in nil its aspects. They have been sturtcd by the few, for only tho few aro gifted with the inspiration and philosophy of tho insight nnd foresight that can perceive both tho wrong and the remedy, und nothing in tho providence of such movements shows more wisely for their constnnt ndvnnco and permanent success than this very timidity nnd hesitancy by people in gen eral in their active participation." Belleb and TheorlesCWhlch Have Obtained From me nmeoiAoam Tne small Boy'i Sign. Clcrelni l'ntr. "Don't pick up tlint pin. Let mc," siiki a iiuiy to n young mnn who stooped io pick inai uscnu article irom tlic cur pet. "Whv not. nrnv?" "Why. man n'llve. don't vou see Its head is toward you? It's bad luck to pick up a pin when the head is toward one. I remember old Cy Henderson, who used to work for us, would come homo from the church of which lie was sexton, and ills coat lapnel would fairly bristlo with the pins ho had picked up while sweeping, lie niwnys said tlint liceouid get as many more If lie hadn't been afraid of bad luck that might follow him if ho picked tliem up wrong end-to. Now, then, while you are standing there you are just drawing luul luck to' your self. You are turning the chair round on one leg. I suppose, if vou had tho chance, you would just as lief carry a hoe or a rake through the house ns not. Kverybody knows that brings the worst K1I1I1 OI HICK. The numerous cranky theories of which tne nuiiian animal is possessed aro sur lirlsiiiL'. and the forcLMifinr is but u sntti. jde. It is a mjittcr of superstition that it is unlucky to pare the nails Sundavjto see the new moon over the left shoulder or through u tree. If one dreams of false teeth or having a tooth pulled it is uiiiuckv. io dream ot a marriage Is con sidered by those who are wise in these matters, to be n sign of a funeral. To break a lookim: class indicates that somi- one of the family will die. as does a No the flying of a wild bird through tlic house. The sudden ringing in the cars sometimes ncard, caused ttv some local Irritation of the auditorv nerves, is call ed n death-bell, and the hrst person thought of Is the one who will did. The peculiarity about this sign N that it Is never Known to lie verilicd. If a dog howl under the window of any one, that person will die before the vea'r N out. It was the custom years ago, and in some of tuc more rural towns still obtains, that tue male relatives ol the deceased should wear their hats in church durlnir the fu neral services. The looking-glasses vtcre iiiing wan towels, and the clock stopped ami all pictures of the deceased turned lace .to the wall. The bees were told by some one of the family who was the one who had died. The superstition which boys hold in regard to many thliics is verv Interest ing, and after passing through that hap piest event of a hoy's life next to play ing hookey ami going swiii'iinine;. liL'h't- mg a "humble-bee" nest, it used to ! the proper thing to cure the stings to run mo aiiccied pari witn tliree kinds ot grass ami nreatiie on it. I here is not a boy ot 11 but can tell of innumerable charms for warts. One is this: The party afllictcd finds some one who will buy the warts of him. receivine in eoninims!i. tion therefor something, it matters not of now siignt a value. I he warts will all disappear, at least children believe thev do. Most boys of lit would give anything they own for a real lucky-stone, one with a natural hole in it. Sometimes a bov will carry a buckeye for luek.but iisiiall'v it is a man who is willing to swear tlia't liis rheumatism is cured by carrying it round in liis pocket. It is 'supposed bv many that camphor and asafictida act fs disinfectants.and often at a funeral.when they have any suspicion of contagion,tlie odorot usatietida is almost overpowering, ii is noi a pieasaui periunio. l lie no tion that that which hasji stromr smoll disinfects is almost universal, as witness tho widely prevalent plan of disinfecting a room by burning paper in it. The eu- nuns inut mm in iiiissuperhiuioil meox- planatioii for the custom of burning in cense in churches. Kvcry silly sign, for it can hardly bo dlgiiifiod'with' the name of superstition, is that if a knife or fork lio let fall while at the tahle,some one Is coming; if a fork, it is a man, if a knife, a woman. If a lien ever attempts to imi tate her lord and master by trying to crow, she should then and there, without waiting for further developments, have her neck wrung. Ono ought never to buy anything or go in debt on New Year's day, because he or she will be paying out money or incurring debts nil tlio vear. Work ought never to be commenced Fri day or Saturday; they are unlucky duvs, and trouble will ensue before the'under ttiking is finished. One strange thing about the supersti tions of days is that even otherwise intel ligent people aro goverened largely by them. One young man said to the writer that ho meant to get married on a Fri day out of pure bravado on a rainy Friday, under a ladder and by a red haired minister, llo was going to invite thirteen to the wedding and have the knives and forks laid in the form of n cross, ami spill the salt. It is worthy of notice,however,that when in the fullness of time he ennil to hewed lie"squeaked" on liis daring project and was married with as scrupulous n regard to the prop rieties as anybody else. The superstitions prevalent among chil dren about anlnials are quite interesting. If a eat or dog follow one home, it is a lucky sign, particularly If tho animal ho a eat. It is unlucky to have a black cut grow up in one's house.though if it came to one, no better luck could happen. It is unlucky to move a eat,but the ill-luck may bo averted by taking a new broom into the empty house tho first duv. It is confidently believed that if the 'spider called grandaddy long-legs is held fast and asked where tho cows are, it will point in the right direction. If a horse hair is left in water long enough it will turn to bo a snake. Those uncannvlnok. ing, double-winged dragon flics that hov er rnuiid miasmatic ponds. aro us certain ly known to bo snake-feeders as It is nossl bio for anything to bo known to tho smiiil noy. iney aro certainly uncanny enough to Iced a most anvthliiL'. Tho idea is that this fly catches untn imdhucrs and other small fry of the air and feeds tho snake. No definite commercial rela Hons between tho snako as tho party of tho first part, and tho snake-feeder as tho party ot tho second part, could bo aseer tallied. Southern people, and particu- him- euiureii pconic, can iiieso aouuiu winged gentry of tho a ir."doctor snakes. and they say that four or five of them will get together and hold a consultation over tho sick rentile. and as Inner as ho will take medicine they will give it to him, but as soon as ho refuses to eat.thoy uy nway aim icavo iiim. For all that the small hoy believes that the toad the author of wai ts,and that every place touched by a toad will have a wa'rtcoiiio upon it. It is a cardinal doctrinal doctrine among boys that if a snake's head is cut oil', its body will be alive till after tho sun goes down, and tho bend will bite just as if it wore joined to tho bodv till uiiur aiuiKui, Mahiiki) l'Aits.siPH. Wash thorough ly and rcmovo tho skins by scraping cm mom in uaivcs or quarters; pour boiling water on them enough to cover them; boll until tender. Now pour off the water and mush and prepare them the same wt potatoes, .ArkiMM Tridr. "Arkansasiournnlism was not very in viting when I enmo to tho State," said the religious editor ofnn apostolic publi cation, "but I came rcgnrdlcss of invita tion. I entered tho newspaper business at quite an early age, nnd soon became local editor of the Nnshvlllo "Union," n paper that flourished before tlic war. W c had no reports in thoso seml-wceklv days of southern journalism. The local editor was pupposcd to gnthcr all tho news nnd write it in accordance witli his own ideas. There "was no managing edi tor. Tho editor was too much occupied with politics to pay nny attention to news matters; so tlic local man, cspeclnlly ns his department wnslunc of secondary con sideration, had a comparatively eaiv time and very jroor salary. One" nigh't 1 went out to report tho closing exer cises of the medical college. This was a great event in soeietycircles, and a pa per containing it full account was treasur ed by everyone present. The iKilitcal editor condescended to tell mc to mnkc a full report to our next edition, which ciimc out on the following morning, and impressed in no small degree witli mv mission, I went forth to execute the grea't command, i niiu not gone verv iar when i mei a party ol irieiuK They recog nizcu my importance and Honored mc accordingly, but ventured to auggest the propriety of going into a saloon and taking a drink. As I was rather early for the cer emonies, I went in and formed one link ol a circle around u decidedly convivial table. We took several drinks, when I arose and declared that I must go. 'Sit down' said a friend. ' hat the thunder do you care for a lot of doctors? You've got a programme, so what's the-difference wnetiier you go or not? I sat down again, and before 1 could, realize how time had flown, a late hour had arrived. I hurried to the office and from tho pro gramme wrote up a glowing account of mv vauii isi:.-. i iiv; vtiiiur reiiii uie prooi and expressed himself highly gratified witli the article. He became 'so enthus iastic over it that he declared his inten tion of increasing my salary. I went to my room, pleased with myself and sat isfied witli the world. 1 lav in bed and smoked my pipe witli a thrillinc sense of pleasure. I dreamed of fresh laurels, of coming greatness us a journalist. I awoke witli a pleasant recollection of the previ ous night. The editor's words were fresh in my care. I would be a great journa list. The servant entered the room and handed me the opposition paper. I held it for a moment and wondered if the poor fellow who wrote up the medical college exercises had received such compliment from the editor as I luul swallowed. 'I'll read the poor fellow's report,' I mused. I looked for a double head but could not find it. Tnequal to the occasion,' I thought. Just then my eyes fell uj)on the following sen.ationa'l paragraph: 'Owing to the illness of l'rof. Kve, the commencement exercise of the medical college; which were to have taken place last night, were postponed.' I was stun ned. I reached for mv punts. I left the room hurriedly. While I stood at the foot of the stairs, I saw my editor enter the front door witli a shot' mm. I slipped around, climbed tho back fence, sought the suburbs, and meditated. Female Clerics in Pari. The editor of tho Voltaire, says tho London News, publishes niiiio interest ing statistics, furnished him by the ad ministrators of the Credit Fonder and Hank of France, on tho employment of women in these establishment. M. Jan- sen, the head ol a department ot the Credit Foncier, states that ho has always nan tun reason to lie satistied with the lady clerks. They were first brought lu as supernumeraries durimr the emission of the lottery loan of 187!. Just then the correspondence, was phenomenally great. It was necessary to verify more than :i,OW,lHH) subscriptions, to say noth ing of the myriads of hoaxing 'letters that were received. The fair supernum eraries showed n genius for distinguish ing serious demands lor scrip irom Men tions. Forty-four of them were at first brought in. ' The number was raised to IL'U ami then two L'U-'. lu ilivinlnir hoaxes they rendered very important service. Subscribers for fun, they dis covered, generally borrowed their niiiues from books or transposed ordinary ones. When the ludv clerks ceased to, bo more supernumeraries they got with astonish ing quickness into the routine ot the bus iness, Thev are chiefly employed in writing letters, as cashiers, und, when they are good accountants, in Htriking balances. There is a feminine division in a separate wing. Nothing is so rare there as errors of inattention. At tlic Hank of France tho highest character is given of the lady clerks. They have been found scrupulously honest and obe dient to necessary discipline, though more quick in getting through business which is not in the ordinary routine than the other employes. Ouitc re cently the irovornor of tho Hank of France nnd the bourd of directors estab lished a retiring annuity fund for tho men. it has also been decided when auxiliary clerks are wanted to prefer women to men, becauso of their quick ness in learning their business. The regular hours of work nro from tl to 4. I'.xtrn time is always paid for. Salaries aro not docked when illness is certified. l'olsonotts Colors. There was a time when they were "hanging men and women for wearing of tho green;" now such adventurous people die naturally. A Milwaukee girl is tho latest victim and was tutully poisoned in tho hnndlinc. of irreen velvet over tho counter, l'rof. .1, II, Long, chemist of the Chicago .Medical College, states that such deaths are not only possible but of occasional occurrence. lie believes that dcuth Is caused by the Inhalation of a wliio powder arising from tho fabric when handled, highly poisoned by an arsenical combination, Organic colors ofteu contain much arsenic ami copper, and ho states that Schcele's green and Paris green, when used in fabrics, aro very poisonous. German police author ities Iiavo published a long list of poison ous colors which are strictly forbidden in the manufactories of thai country. These colors. Professor bmg says, were formerly uiudo of extracts of harmless plants, but these. Iiavo recently given place to anilines, which, when made properly aro not poisonous. Anilines are poisonous only when the arsenic used as a function in their manufacture lias not all been eliminated. F.vcry shade of tho rainbow may be produced irom ani lines, but the average, cost Is $." per pound, and manufiicturors have resorted to rank poisons to produce cheaper color atloii, and tho user and not tho producer has to miller. Dr. 1mg describes nullino as one of the greatest triumphs of modern chemistry. Produced from coal tar, in which no coloration exists, hut which, by u dozen processes of distillation and con version of constituents becomes a color ing substance of the most brilliant na ture. Madder red und Indigo blue are now made In tho laboratory, but it cost Gorman chemist twenty yearn to dhtfjlj coyer tho secret. Very little if nny col onng mutter Is mndo In thin country. Tho crude tnntcrinls, Dr. Ixmg snyg, such ns benzoic, are sent to Germany nnd other European countries where, bv cheap skilled labor It is converted nml imported. It is evident from the nbovo that this country is lacking in stringent laws for tho protection of its fabrics from cheap coloration and poison. Tho only practical information n merchant can give is tho cost of tho nrticlcs. If it is cheap nnd high-colored, especially green, it is dangerous without doubt. He does not ask or know what Ingredients enter into its construction, nnd Is satisfied if it sells and ho realizes on liis investment. Of course men who deal in high-priced goods are quite certain us to their manu facture. Tho Llmo Kiln Club. Jndge Cadaver Will Fay a $1,100 Fine -Pro- verbi by Brother Gardner. Judge Cadaver hns lately fallen into the habit of showing up at l'aradlso Hall an hour before the meetings open nnd studying nrt with no one to bother or make him nfrald. Hy a careful inspec tion of tlic busts of Ciesar.Jaekson. Clnv. Shakespeare and Sumner, nnd by a close inspection oi me inrcc or lour sacred iiorsc pistols, tho four renowned swords and the hulf-dor.cn cliromos, ho lias be come nlniost a connoisseur, and can al most tell the difference between a gen uine Hubcns nnd u tea store plaque. He was tm hand as Usual Snturdav evening. Samuel Shin left him stnndihg before tho bust of Ciesar and went down stairs after an onion. Umn his return the judge lay senseless on the floor, and nround Him were the fragments of the busted bust. The judge hud scarcely re vived when the meeting opened,' but there was mi shade of pity In Hrothcr Gardner's voice as ho arose and said; "Judge Cadaver will lie given two weeks to replace de bust wid a new one bavin' do same squint to de left eye. in case he falls to do so lie will bo fined about $1,1IH). Goin'len, dar' am n few things 1 would call your 'teiishun to. De sezun has now nrove for pullin' ole hats and pillers outer de broken winders, an' i seize do occasiiitn to ax you to remem ber: "Dut a front irate olfits lilnees means a slip-shod man in de house. "Dut u red noe means a hungry flour barrel. "Dut no man eber trot work sittin'on de fence an' discussin' do needs of do kentry. "Dut de less politicks a man has do mo cash he kin pay his grocer. "Dut iirirvments on religion won't build churches nor pnv de preachers, "Dut 11 filinllv which iifdier linrrmvu nor lends keeps nuvburs the longest. "Dnt beauty wilt starve in tho parlor whar' common senc'wili grow fat in do kitchen. "Out tho world am full o' mice holes, an ail the cuts need to do nm to watch an' wait. "Dnt economy (loan' mean buvin' kal- iker for your wife an' broad-cloth for yerself. "Dut progress douir menu littitr n o douliH to new buildins. "Dut liberty (loan' irin vou de rtaht to eat auuder man's chickens. "Dnt success achieved by rascality am i fish net made o' yarn. "Let us now purceed to attack the reir- 'lar programing o' bizness, an' if dar' am any mo' eougliiii' an' spittcn' olier in de ft.", .... ! Ml ...!, un cu nur s.iruu pussiiis will witness purcoedin's that will cast ii irloom obcr de nox' oOy'urs." hir isuiic ulpole sum he would like to state that his motto has always been: "Good luck nebber stops to wnkj a man up," and he then took up the beau-box and made a tour of the hall which re sulted in the election of the following candidates: Presumption Jones, Elder Hoot, Phosphate Jackson, l'rof. Huireles. Come Down Taylor, Duplex Mason, Gen. Harrison, Judge lliloxi and Uophcr White. What n Lie Did. Arkitiiuv Truvi'lcr. "I onco hud un example of how well it is to tell the truth,' said a gentleman who was once a prominent candidate for Gov ernor ot Arkunsuw. "Sometime ue;o I wns traveling on horseback through a very lonely part of the country. I'was never a brave man, and I was not in tho least surprised upon discovering that 1 was scared, livery rustle of the leaves. every sudden cry of n bird, startled me. 1 couldn't think ot nnvt hinir but rob bers und desperadoes, nnd shuddered ns j i remembered u man, who, years ago, hud been found in the woods, 'murdered in cold blood, livery feature of the ghastly face up, and I turned sick, when the gaping wound in his throat came up with startling verslmilitude. " Inlo i thus reflected, a short turn of the lonely road, winding around a thickly wooded hill brought mo almost faeo to face with two men who seemed to be standing for me. Their horses wore hitched to n neighboring irrane- vine, and the suirirestivo manner in which they looked at the animal 1 was riding, sent a thrill, like a streak of ico-water, up by back. I saw at once that they were desperate men, and felt that they would not hesitate to kill me. Fltaht was out of tho question, for any such move on my part would, I was convinced, prove certain death. For the first time in my life I resolved to plav tho bully, and assuming what I funded wns an un concerned expression, I said, 'good morn- nig.- 4 "1 low nre' your they replied. "Going iur?' M "I don't know tMt it is any of your business', I replica. "1 don't 'want any trouble with you for I have decided to loud u better life. Never iiguin do I want it said that kshed the blood of a human being." "A bud man, I .i ...i fickou," said ono of tho ucspeniiiues. i "At one timo 1 kild not have denied such an uccusntioi but, as I tell you, 1 have resolved neve I hope that vou wi kill another man. lit molest me." "Hold on poduer! ' "I've got no time tofdilk." "Hut hold on! Whuvs vour niiine?" "I'm Hill Potson, tte outlaw, ui)d the man of whom you live often heard. I have killed men forlcss than this, and I don't want you to cuitHefti breaking of my resoivc." ii "Do as you like uhouH said the tailor of the dcHicrudoes. 'Ohs lUU' II I jiitu iu uivu vuu uit ui'Liiivieu. III ... 1 . 1.! .f r.. r JT. ivo you a bit ol'j s ... l, know who you are. hut I know t" " . niii.ii ,..i. .un nii mil muni are not Hill Potson, the robber 'over to "I low Ho you know? "Dccause, 1 am 1)111 l'ot mi- liriitlmr " "()li.I.ord!"Isuiiiili- TltY- JLf3ltOII & ii "1 begged, ' "I'll ff -r-v. V0l,,ntfH r "ysali "iTofsald in said un, my Kind menus l never cum. mitted nny depredations. I am a candi date for Governor of Arknnsaw, nnd nm on my wnv to meet an opponent at a place of discussion. You wouldn't hnng a Governor, would you? Jut think of what your State would losel" "Who is your opponent?" "Colonel Hlnckct." "What sort of a fellow N lie?" "He's n bad miin." "Are you well acquainted witli him?" "I novcrj'nw him, but I know that hu's n bad man." "He's a much better man than you arc, or atlenst will soon exhibit more ca pacity for executive duties than vou can jiossibly show. In short, he'll be tho liveliest man pretty soon." "They put the rope around mv neck, I prayed in vain. I nsked tho Lord to forgive my sins and closed my eves, every moment expecting to be drawn up." "If I let you go will you promise never again to use my name' "I swear I won't. I.ct me live and I'll be a better mnn. I'll do anything for you, and when I'm elected Governor I'll pardon you." f "All right, vou may go this time. Tako oft the rope, John." I mounted my horse and rode away, with tearful thankfulness audit determi nation never to tell another lie. Next day when I reached tlic place of discus sion, a large crowd luul gatiiered. When 1 approached the peoplo wero shouting with laughter. Great Alexander! Some one was relating my experience. Shoving my way forward, I recognized in the speaker the tall man who had accused me of taking his name. He was mv op ponent. I could not face the crowd', and left as rapidly as possible. The whole tiling was a joke. At the election I was defeated by tin overwhelming-majority. Died nt Nearly Six Score. X. V. IlrrnM, JuntP. Hcbiiecu Hamilton, colored, died nt No. West Twenty-eighth street on Sunday evening lust. Hud sho lived until December next it is claimed that she would have been 1 15 years of age, hav ing been bom in the town of Lyme, Conn., in the year 17i8. Her ueicc Ade line Jackson, with whom sho lived at the address given above, yesterday recalled for a reporter some-of tho recollections of tlic old woman. When sho was a lit tle girl her folks removed to Lebanon, Conn., and she remembered having there (ecu General Washington pass through the town at the head of Ins troops ami often told vividly of how he, U'l'tlt. II I'll IK'. bJf "l''y," ns she called it. ,ii,iv,.iiib ...ii,. nun iii-iii'iui Isling ton's clothes were stolen and a reward was offered for their recovery. The lit tle girl while passing the woods not fur from her homo, espied something red in tho hollow btuiiip of a tree." Heing afraid of it she ran homo and told her mother, who upon going to the spot pulled out with a stick tho missing regi mentals. Her mother took tliem to Gen eral Washington, who was then at Nor wich, and received the reward. She was fond ot telling how, when she first came to New York citv. ncarlv threc-ouartersof a ccnturvairn ."tint imntH. sailed In Canal street," und her last place , of residence in Twenty-eighth street whs in the midst of woods. Down about tlu Hattery and Howling Green were the res idences of tho "big bugs." The old wo man was twice married. She had three nieces and four nephews, most of them., living on Staten Island. She was blind for nino years before her death. S. OTALLON. Attomev .A.t Lb. w OltEUON, MIU-oUKI. Will r..tt ve in nil ii, nit. ni Miiiou I Coiled lo. , j si.it hII tn him rrf liuui lu I ness will leeeivc ii y , nil! t Htu-iu hm, , CarOlllce nortu nd-o; Curt Hoi- over Ulude's ,ir.u eto.c , T. T. THATCHER, M.D. it ill OREGON, MISSOURI. OFFICE At residence, two doora north ot . KeeTe' 6 tore; formerly residence of LtJ L. R. KNOWLES, 4TTORNEY-AT-LAW, OREGON, MO. Will practice In all Courts. Real Estate bust u and Collections promptly attended to. A. H. JAMISON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, tal Estate, Insurance and Collecting Agent, MOUND CITY, MO. Will practice In all the Court ot northwest flssouri. . CHAS. W. THOMAS, liwyir&Nitary Public. OSBOON, HOLT COUOTT, MO. OolUetlone made, Deposition taken, ConTejs frtj done, Legal Inform itlon (lren and Gear snlLMd aod Law Ballses aUendsd to. T. 0. DUNGAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, OREGON, MI8S0URL Will practice In all Courts ot Missouri, Kaa . T . T1 T1--117....- V.. .1 m 1"A1 1 j a a a r, r-, i an opi. 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