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HAS TUB ' j. FINEST JOC OFFISH IN D0U3LAS COUNTY. CARDS, BILL BEADS, LEGAL BLARES And other printing, including Large and Heavy Posters and Showy Hand-Bills. ; Neatly and expeditiously exeeated AT FOBTLiAND PRICES, IS ISSUED 1 Baturrtay Mornings, ; by . . ; JOHN W. KELLY, Publisher. THE DOT WENT.: One Toar.. . no fs Mentha "Independent in all Things, Neutral in Nothing." Ttore-e Houtba.. These are the term, for those rsylnsr in advaniv. The Iudbpicndrnt offen fine inducements to ad vertisers. Term reasonable. VOL. 6. ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1882. NO. 48. NEEfJ f PRACTICAL ' ' ". WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AND OPTICIAN. ALL WORK WARRANTED. S Dealer In Wilthia, Clock. Jewelry. ' AndaFull Llneof ' Cigars, Tobacoos and Fancy Goois. The only reliable Optometer la town for the proper adjustment cf Bpect&cic; always oo hand. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE First door south of postoffice. Rose Em. Oregon. ; 1.1 A HON EY'S SALOON Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Jus. ajtinonoy, Prop'r. The finest of wines, liquon and cigars in Dowf; laa county, and the best BILL.IAUD TABIiH la the Stat kept in proper repair: j fartiea traveling on the railroad win find tfcJa place Tery bandy to riait daring the top ping of the train at the Oak- land, Depot. Gire meaoall. - I t J A3. MAIlGUKt. JOHN FRASERf , Home Made Purniture, -WILBUR, - - OREOOJf. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc. Constantly on hand. rilDMITIIDtr I have the beat stock o I Wlllll I Ulla larnlture aootb of i-ortland 1 And all of my own manufacture. I No two Prices to customers Residents of Douglas county aro requested to give me a eall before pun-busing elsewhere. ; t&- ALL WORK WARRANTED.-a DEPOT HOTEL- ! AAKLANl), ORKUON. Richard Thomas, Prop'r. 'PHIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED for a number ol years, and has become very popular ith the tra voting public Firsts-class SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS, i ; And the table supplied with the best the market affords. Hotel at the depotof the iiailriuul. 1 Furniture Store ! TOXIN HAVUTO PURCHASED THK FTJRKI ture Establishment of John Lehnberr, is Bow prepared to do any woi k in the I n tint RTcnikif! i imp. He is also irepared to furnish 2XJ3aiVITTJIit.E: ! In all styles, of the best manufacture, aud cheaper than the cheapest. His Tables, BurenuH, v . . a. Beelstentls, V"nlitnxls, ETC.. ETC.. ETC. Are ov superior make, and for low cost cannot be equalled in the State. The Finest of Spring Beds And the I lost Complete ofas Always on hand. Everything in ;oe line fur .. . . uished, of the bcstquiility, on theshortest , ' notice and at the lowest rates. CCFFIMS MADE AND TRIMMED. Ar.ii orders filled cheaper and better than can any other establishment. Desiring a share of public patronage, the un .Wt.:;ned promises to onor extra inducements to sill I ittKins. Give u e a trial. JOHN GILDERSLEVE. II. C. STANTON, Dealer in triple Dry Coodsl Kteps constantly on hand a general assort ment of . ' EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WCOD, WILLOW AS D GLASSWAKF, ALSO Crockery and. Cordage A full stock of HOIIOOL BOO ICS Eueh as required by the Pubfie County Schools Ail hinds of STATIONERY, TOTS and FANCY ARTICLES To Buit both Young and Old. "UYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS furniHhes Checks on Portland, and procures I'raius on ban t rancisco. .UrllTVI)S OF BUST ftUiLHY ALL Olt DERS Promptly attended to Hnd Goods shipned with care. AddrcHS, IUcln-nry & Rom. l'.ntljiml. OrPi?on Jfotlce. Hotlee b hereby gWon, to whom it aiay concern, Ou the Uttttoraitfned baa bn awarded tha coiitmtt for koaptnc the Ponglas county Pauperis for tio penod fl two yaara. All oersous In need of aiuistance Iruin aid county must nrat procure a eertifkate to that effect " from any number t the County Board, and present tt to on. of the following natied persons, who are otrthor laad to, and wUl care tor tbooo J; ucb eertilit W. L. Button, Rwburf( ; U. L. K Jl-Jiland ; Brown, Lookintc Giu. . Dr. Scrfrmiihoruted to hiraiab medicul aid to all ponro t in Roai at k tome who fea. been aauland cttunera i4 fouiflaa eountir. wu. k cuuvl nuut, of I'oor. : a. Or.. Fab, I. Ua - . . LATEST NETVS SUMMARY. BY TELEO ; APH TO DATE. The lower Mississippi was at a very high stage on the Jst and 21. Much damage was caused and several lives lost in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The president has nominated Corne lius A. Logan, of Illinois, envoy extraor dinary and minister plenipotentiary to Chili, and John B. Weaver, of North Carolina, U. S. consul to Babiu. The Ru8so-Jewish committee of Lon don have prepared a statement confirm ing reports of outrages on Jews in Rus sia; including many oases of murder and rape, which the recent British consular reports discredited. Ex-Secretary Conkling's acceptance or rejection of the place upon the supreme bench was the object of a protracted con ference at the White House, in which Conkling was represented by a friend who is very conversant with his views. It is learned from an authorative source that Conkling before leaving New York was disposed to decline the appointment but he has now about determined to ac cept. The west bonnd passenger train on the Baltimore and Ohio road on the night of March 1st ran upon a stone at the toll gate, throwing all the cars except ; the sleeper from the track. The engine ran into the store of Geo. W. James. The store and train except the sleeper were burned. John Gigley and John Bremer, engineer and fireman, were instantly killed. The mail and express matter was mostly saved. The senate in executive session con firmed the nominations of ex-senators Conkling and Sargent to be associate jus tice of the supreme court and minister to Germany. Sargent's nomination was confirmed unanimously. The vote on Conkling's confirmation is understood to have been 39 yeaa and 12 nays (eight democrats and four republicans, namely Hoar, Dawes, Morrill and Hawley). Sargent's nomination was confirmed without division. The New York Herald editorially says': Leading celestial residents of San Fran cisco have sought the golden mean so dear to the disciple of Confucius, by suggesting by cable that as there is great excitement on the Pacific coast over the rapid influx of Chinamen, shippers at Hong Kong should prevent trouble ly arresting the rush. There was a time when they raised an immense wall to keep the barbarian out, but now the Chinese commercial policy would seem to demand a wall to keep the natives in. The San Francisco Produce Exchange held ifs first call on the 27th which was eminently satisfactory. Bidding was fairly lively considering the present dull condition of the market, and everything worked smoothly. Extra choice wheat sold at 1 651 70 for spot lots, $1 62 for 5 days delivery and $1 07 J, for No. 1 white for May delivery; No. 2 brewing barley $1 77l 80 for spot lots; No. 1 medium at $1 42 for July delivery, No. 2 170 spot; No. 1 oata at $1 81 spot, and bags Calcutta at oy tot same delivery. The New York Tribune says editorially: Once more the Chinaman is given to un derstand with entire directness and the qualities of emphasis that his room upon the i'acinc coast is incomparably better than his company. California, Oregon and .Nevada are earnestly protesting against a continuation of immigration from the land of flowers to these states. An immense Chinese meeting was held in San Francisco on the 4th, and the movement has assumed such proportions and power that leading Chinese mer chants on the coast have joined in a lis- Eatch to one of the great commercial odies of Hongkong counseling a pause in immigration. It remains to be seen whether the Mongolians will accept this advice with a smile that is childlike and bland and then will take ship for the United States the same as before, or will be induced to remain in China and grow up with the country. Unless congress passes some such bill as the one now pending, we doubt if any considerable check can be put upon John's move ments. The democratic congressional cam paign committee, to consist of one mem ber from each state ana territory, to be selected by their respective delegations in congress, has been partially formed by the selection of the following repre sentatives: Herndon of Alabama, Jones of Arkansas, Rosecrans of California, Phelps of Connecticut, Martin of Dela ware, Clements of Georgia, Townshend of Illinois, Cobb of Indiana, Philo Thompson of Kentucky, King of Louis ianna, McLane of Maryland, Morse of Massachusetts, Singleton of Mississippi Clark of Missouri, Flower of Hew York, Cox of New York, Raudall of Pqnnsyl" vania, Evans of South Carolina, Whit thorne of Tennessee, Wellborne of Texas, Barbour of Virginia, Ouray of Arizona, Ainslie of Idaho, McGinnis of Montana, Post of Wyoming. As the full commit tee will consist of forty-six members, eighteen remain to be selected. After each state and territory has been heard from General Rosecrans, chairman of tho democratic caucus, will call the commit tee together for the purpose of selecting on executive committee and chairman. The second batch of indictments in the straw bond case, was presented on the 2d: Kato M. Armstrong, J. W. Donohoe, W. W. Jackson, Andrew E. Boone and Saml G. Cabell, for pei jury, 2d of De cember, 1880, in signing certain blanks 2G bills for carrying mails in the name of the late J. Armstrong; John W. Dorsey, perjury on oath; C. F. Perkins, Geo. B. Dalton, John F. Foote and Geo. S. Hazen, in swearing April 26, 1879, to an affidavit to induce the postmaster general to expedite such routes'John W. Dorsey-making similar affidavits on April 20, 1879, to expedite route 38,140 from Trinidad to Malliaon; John R. Minor, i DcriurY o saJlr.- and M. Caine, C. Mc Lellan ana otliers, in maKing aniuavit as to route 38.745 from St. Charles to Greenhorn. Cal.. April 17, 1879. The errand iurv will bo discharcfid for the term Saturday the 4th and the remaining indictments be prepared and presented bv that dav. That of Gen. Brady is held to the last. .The indictment against Don ohoe, Jackson, Boonj and Cabell sets forth that these persons did corruptly combine and confederate to fraudulently bid for certain post routes in southern states in the name of Kate M. Armstrong. The i indictments against Dorsey and Minor, which are for perjury, are based upon specifications setting forth that Dorsey and Minor in order to deceive the postmaste general and ' others and obtain extra allowance for expedition on routes named, made and swore to false statements regard ks the number of animals then engted jn transporting nails on each respe'e routes ad the number which wouldVbe required to yarry them under the ei'paditod ached ale. ; - Y- C Hon. Milton S. Latham, ex-U. S. sena tor from California, died in New York City on the 4th. Patrick Eagaa, treasurer of the na tional land league funds, has sent a letter from Paris to Judge Birdsall, of New York, member of the committee, sug gesting that in view of the slanders of enemies concerning the expenditure of funds, an auditing committee be ap pointed to examine evry detail of outlay. The reserve fund is now $287,000, prop erly secured. The following are last week's postal changes: Established Fulton villa, Wasco county, Oregon, James Fulton, postmaster; Howard, Wasco county, Oregon, Mary C. Allen, postmistress. Discontinued Cypress, Whatcom Co., W. T. Postmasters appointed Charles Evans, New Tacoma, Pierce county, W. P.: Melisa L. Taylor, Pekin, Cowlitz county, W. T. It has been discovered that George Sheppard, who claimed to have shot Jesse Jamqg, is really James' friend, and made the claim merely to get the reward and divide it with Jesse. He was appar ently leagued with the . police trying to find James, and shot himself through the leg to create the belief that he had fought with James. Taxed with his perfidy, he confessed that James was still alive. The contract division of the postofSce department sent out nearly 3000 notifica tions to successful star-route contractors, informing them of the official acceptance of their proposals for service. The ag gregate sum of their bids is about $4,000, 000. A. E. Boone, one of the contract ors now under indictment for conspiracy by the grand jury, has secured a large number of these awards, although if found guilty of this offence the depart ment may begin proceedings to cancel these and similar contracts. The steamer Ville D'Alger arrived at NewvYork from Bordeaux and reports that Feb. 28th she fell in with the over due steamer City of Berlin, from Liver pool for New York, with machinery broken, and took her in tow and towed, her for eight hours, when the steamer Samaria came up and took the Berlin in tow for Halifax. The City of Berlin has 95 cabin passengers and nearly 400 in the steerage, Among the former is Jacob Schaeffer, the billiard" player. The Sa maria arrived of Boston light this even ing with tho City of Berlin in tow. Sho will arrive up late. ' The grand jury came into the criminal court at Washington on the 4th and pre sented indictments for conspiracy in con nection with star route mail service against the following: Thomas J. Brady, S. W. Dorsey, Henry M. Vail, John , W. Dorsey, John II. Minor, John M. Peck, Mc. R. Odell, J. L. Sanderson, Wm. H. Turner, and also against Alvan O. Buck, Wm. S. Barringer and Albert E. Boone, and against Kate M. Armstrong for per jury. The indictments against "Brady, Dorsey and others are voluminous, and based on charges heretofore stated in prosecution of the cases in various stages. Representative Bland, member of com mittee on aoinage, weights and measures, made argument before that committee in favor of establishment of a mint at St. Louis or some other eligible point in the Mississippi valley. In course of his re marks Bland urged the importance of popularizing silver coins as a means of encouraging habits of economy and sav ing among people, which he considered far better than continuance of the pres ent system, which results in locking up in the vaults of the treasury a large pro portion of standard silver dollars, and thereby practically demonetizing silver. Burchard, director of the mint, also made a statement favoring the establishment of a mint at some point on the Mississippi river. Representatives of several house com mittees have been in consultation for some time upon bills introduced looking to the transfer of all claims upon the treasury now before congress to the court of claims. They decided to recom mend substantially the bill of Represen tative Houso of Tennessee. The calendar is ho loaded with all sorts of relief bills and claims it is practically impossible tj consider any of them promptly. The design is not to confer upon the court power to decide and award, but simply judicially investigate and report the tes timony in eacu case with an opinion of its rights, for the guidance of congress when it comes to consider an appropria tion lo pay claims, for only such aa have merit are likely to bo submitted. A Piris cuble says a partv of Ameri cans traveling from Brussels to this city were subjected to indefinable brutality at the police station of Felgnies on the night of the 1st iost. They were awak ened by c ii f to in omciala to have their baggage examined, and were abused for not immediately complying, and assaulted by the conimissarie de police for protest ing against the way in which Mrs. Rey nolds, of Providence, was treated. That lady was roughly dragged out of a sleep ing car, bareheaded, without a bonnet and cloak, aud exposed to coarse jeers of douaniers. The male portion of the party resisting the violence done them, the gen d'armes with fixed bayonets were called to the assistance of the officials, and three of them arrested and refused permission to telegraph the American minibtor and their friends. They were not released until morning, ana were condemned to a fine of 500 francs each, coupled with police surveillance for eight months. The case seems exceptionally bad and calls for action on the part of our representative! here. Xjeon Lieon tuir, formerly of Chicago, was one of the party. Johnson, of Virginia, has filed in the senate the petition of Gen. John C. Fre mont, in which he claims to be owner of fee simple of Alcatraz island, and asks that his claim be referred to the court of claims for adjudication. Fremont sets forth that while he was military governor of the territory of California in 1847, he purchased for the United States the said island, commonly called Bird's island, lying at the iuner end of the straits, which makes an entrance from the Paoific ocean into the bay of San Francisco, and to which he (Fremont) gave the name of Golden Gate; that the U. S. government refused to accept, repudiated the pur chase, and made the subject a charge of mutiny in proceedings by court-martial in 1S4-S, where the fact of the purchase of the island was declared to be an as sumption of power on the part of Fre mont and an act of mutiny against tha government. In 1856 Fremont paid the bond-giver for purchase and became owner of said island, tie says the U. a. government afterwards, finding that the island is the key to the harbor of ban Francisco, and indispensably necessary as a point for establishing a light house and fort, did, without his consent or knowledge take possession, and still holds the said island as the property of the gov ernment. , - - I10W AU5T OKPHA CASE 10 UJ. BI SARAH DK WOLF GAMWELL. It was Het's turn to serve Thanksgiv ing turkey this year, and we all said she did It to perfection. We all know, for we were all there. We are always all there,- with the Thanksgiving turkey; we pass ourselves around at Thanksgiv ing time like choice fruit. Last year, we all went down to Nantucket to visit brother John Brewster. (He was named from a second cousin of our mother, and we always call him. John Brewster.) The year "before Aunt Filura invited us to Brooklyn. Two years ago the lot fell on me, and where I live is of no conse quence. Next year we are going to Mate's. Mate lives in Kansas City. Het lives in Berkshire. There were 20 of us in all at table, inclnding brother John Brewster's wife's sister, and Crete's duet that means Crete's twin 12-years-old girls, and Aunt Orpha, who is Charlie's aunt and lives with Het. Charlie is Het's husband, and drives a killing busi ness in the pill, and scalpel line. Clay to had the seat of honor this year. It is a way we have, when any of us has done anything a little better than ordinary, to give him or her the best scat at table. Art had it the year he took the first prize for scholarship at Harvard, and Ray (she is the soprano in Crete's duet, and short for Rachael) had it the year after she saved all her pin money to buy reading blocks for the deaf and dumb daughter of ar colored washerwoman. As for Clayte it would be quite as much to the point to tell what he had not done, as what lie bad. .Negatively then lie bad been out in Chicago one year.and he had not smoked one cigar, he had not once as much as "looked upon the wine when it is red," he had not once forgotten to write to his mother every Sunday, (ex cept when he had the measles, and then, he wouldn't give Joe any peace till he had written for him Joe is a fellow boarder,) he had not once failed to keep an appointment with his employers, or to tender them the full measure of honest, faithful, cheerful service, every time, full, pressed down and running over. And so it came to pass that just before Thanksgiving time they bad sent him home for a week, with a promise of a very honorable promotion on his re turn. Positively he was taller, broader shouldered, fuller chested, deeper voiced; he bore his 18 years with the dignity of a man who looks the whole world in the face out of honest eyes, who means to serve his day and generation faithfully, and so successfully ! Of course we made him our king, pro tern. I learned that last at a woman's convention, and I like it, it sounds judicial. After the turkey, came chicken-pie. Het's cookery bore the charm of novelty to us.because there had been a kind of family tradition which had its root in actual demonstra tion, that when she married she could not do anvthing but "nasty pudding, and some of the mora critical among us had been known to anirru that even here her efforts were not always crowned with, the highest success. Bat it must be con fessed that the very first meal in her house was a disappointment to the "family." Henceforth not one individual member had even the melancholy satis faction of remarking to another member, T wrtii an" "Speaking of chicken-pie,' said Uncle Fhiletus, passing his plate for the sec ond time, "speaking of chicken-pie, Me- hitable. (he was Aunt i iluras husband. and always gave Het the full benefit of her name,) seems to me I have heard that your first efforts in that direction were attended with an amount of uncer tainty as to results." "No uncertainty about it, replied Het with a laugh. "In the first place it never aspired to be anything but a meat pie, and as to results it was a most per fect failure, the flattest, deadest failure I ever saw, as Aunt Orpha or Charlie here can testify. But the story of that meat- pie is so mixed up with smallpox that I will defer it till after dinner., "Smallpox and meat-pie! Howqueor, said Ray. How queer, echoed her second. "That reminds me,' said Clayte, "of the time we had np in Chicago, this fall, vaccinating a church full of people." "You don t say so." "Were you there? "Did you have anything to do with that?" Why, I read about that in the papers," from a chorus of voices. "Oh. yes. 1 was there. We locked tne doors and charged in upon them right and left; net one man, woman or child escaped. fjlavte suddenly doubled nimseil up and grew very red in the face. "Wall.l never would believe it of you, Daniel Clayxton Doolittle, groaned grandma, "with all we have heard and believed of vour steadfastness, that you would go gallavanting around with a set of scape prace doctors, and disturbing people at their worship on the Sabbath day. I wonder the minister did not have you arrested." "Oh. as to that. we did not go tin alter the service, and the priest was with us. Ha ordered everv soul of them to 'pre sent arms,' and I pointed as many as forty. Oh, it was a time to be remem bered." And Clayte doubled himself up again. ' "But I thought vour business was in a store," said Aunt Filura. "Not being a heathen or a Jew, i do not follow my business on Sunday." "Well, tell us about it,do teu us arjout it. How came you along with those doctors?" "There isn't much to tell. I was in with some members of the health depart ment, and they invited me to go over. We went and saw, and conquered that is about all there was to it." "Wall, I must say when I saw it all pictured out in tho pictorials with those rowdy looking doctors, and the people most scart to death, I never could be lieve, Clayxton. that you were among them," said grandma, betaking herself to her rocking chair and snuff box. It was evident that "Rex" had soiled his plumes a little with grandma. When she had made it all up in her own mind, she would call him . Clayte, again, and not before. "Come Het," said John Brewster, "let us have the story of the meat-pie." We had returned to the parlor, and Art had distinguished himself at the fire place,which was of the old-fashioned. generous kind. It is a tneory of Art s, that no man ought to be an artist or an architect who cannot build a handsome wood fire in a fire-place. Aunt Olpha had crone down to Widdow Petubouse, with a Thanksgiving basket, andCharlie had driven off to see a patient. The rest of us were all there, reinforced by Het's nine months old baby. . ; het's story. I believe I shall have to cut both the meat-pie and the smallpox, and begin with Aunt Orpha. We had been married about a week, and found 1 time hanging rather heavily on ray hands, if , I was bride. Charlie was too Snsi or too poor to go anywhere, so he brought me right here, and then never found time to say a word to me, or to pay me the least at tention from morning till night. Mollie had been mistress here so long, that she resented ie suggestion from me, and always loo&ed daggers if I as much as ventured into the kitchen. I used to spend my time mostly rumaging overall the rooms, airing closets, and disgorging bureaus. One thing puzzled me where all the pretty things came from the little knickknacks, and bric-a-brao. Charlie had no sisters or cousins, a fact to which I allowed myself to feel resigned, especially as I had so many, you know. His mother died when he was a baby. How then could he have picked up all these lovely bits that no one but a lady could colatrivc? It is really surprising how much this worried me. You could never believe how silly, and how miser able I was over it. One day he came in with a raging headache, and after I had rubbed him into a temporary quiet, I was turning the sofa pillow for him, when it came to me, that now was the time. "By the way," (as if it had never oc curred to me before,) "who made this sofa pillow? It is a beauty ; and I should like to know who did all the rest of the lovely work about the rooms -the lam brequins, and screens, and mats, and chair-covera and while you are about it you might as well tell me who made your double gown, who embroidered your slippers, and handkerchiefs, who pieced your silk bed quilt?" I had capped the climax then, and I was actually trembling all over. Charlie sat np and looked at me, as if I had taken the last leave of my senses; and I felt as if I had. "Why Aunt Orpha, of course." "Aunt Orpha!" "Yes, certainly, Aunt Orpha. Who else could do it? Mollie brought in his dinner, and I waited three minutes by the watch it seemed three hours while he addressed not to me, but his appetite. At last I blurted out: "One would think you had never seen a baked potato before. Will you stop eating long enough to tell me who this wonderful Aunt Orpha is, and where she is, and why you never spoke of her to me?" Charlie dropped his knife and fork, and looked across at me in amazement. "I have told you of her." "Never never." "Well then, that is Burely unpardona ble. She was my dear mother's young est sister; she was my poem till I knew you." That was Billy, of course; but he said it, and then he drew up a letter from his pocket, iu which Aunt Orpha called him "her dear boy," and actually announced her intention of paying us a visit the middle of next week! Then he told me a little about Aunt Orpha of what her life had been, how she was engaged to be married to a sailor, how he was lost at sea and she heard of his death the very day that had been fixed for their bridal. On J tell you you don t any of you j know what Aunt Orpha is. No more did I then; but I have been learning ever j since Charlie said one thing that amazed j me; he said she would be my "revela- j tion." I wondered why, or how. j Before I went to bed that night I wrote j Aunt Orpha a letter; "My dear Aunt Crpha Charlie did it; that is, he failed j to do it to tell me mucb of you, X mean, and that is how it happened that I did not invite you to call on us. But of course I want you, and expect yon just the same. And I send this by first mail for fear there will be a small earthquake or something that will prevent your com ing. Don't be prevented." Then I di rected my letter and posted it, glad that something was going to happen the next week. But something did happen the next day which put all thoughts of Aunt Orpha out of my head. .And now I am coming to the smallpox. It all came about through the "yontc who discovered America," as we called Christopher Columbus Collins. He was a poor half-wit who lived on the town mostly, what time he did not live with us; for Charley would pick up every cast off waif of humanity. There was a bed in the wood-shod chamber which Clum occupied whenever he chanced around , whioh was pretty often. Mollie did not like it, no more than I did; but we could not help it, and made the best of it from pure philosophy. The day after I had posted my letter to auntie he came, and he styed; and when I saw that he brought small pox with him you will un derstand the reason why. Charley was away when Clum went to bed, complain ing of headache, and Mollie was really kind at heart mode tea and toast and ac tually sat up half the night. Moilie had had- small pox in New York, and long before daybreak she was wringing her hands in despair, waiting for the re turn of the doctor. It was a clear case, and so far had it progressed that removal was out of the question. "What's the use?" I said. "The wood shed chamber is far removed from civil ization as any habitable place this side the mountains of the moon; and I'm not afraid of of smallpox. Let us retire be hind tne red fiag.and while Moihe learns patience over poor Clum, I will learn housework with none to molest or to make afraid." And now, though I have been a long time coming to it, I have actually reached the meat-pie. Of course Charlie set up his authority, and set his foot down, but I tied on my sweeping cap, and arming myself with the broom, shook my finger in his face. "It is of no use no use -I am not only queen but prime minister; and while Mollie bends her capacious intellect to the occu pant of the wood-shed chamber, and you take care of both, who is going to take care of you? What is it you say about danger? Pshaw, there is no danger to any one who can show such a royal scar as I can," (baring my arm), "besides if the worst comes who cares for a few pock marks here and there? You will see what appetizing dinners and toothsome sup pers I enau arrange lor you. So I had my say, and by my persist ence more than my wit, I carried the day. But alas! alas! for the toothsome suppers; alas for the dinners. At the very thought of what we should eat, or what we should drink, I was ready to sink down on the nearest hand-wrought sofa cushion in despair. Still, I would not give up! I consulted cook books and burnt my fingers, aud scorched my face, and lost my temper, and tried again and again. ? .- . One morning I remembered that it was Mollie's day for beef pie, and my cour age arose equal to the occasion. Glanc ing from the window I saw the butcher with his cart, and seizing a plate I ran out quickly to the front gate and inter cepted him. "I want a good piece of steak,"! began, "I want the choicest piece yoar have, for beef-pie." "resmadanj but for beeft?ri-ww usually furnish this," said he, holding up a piece of meat, which for anything I knew, might be steak, or it might be chops. ! "Very well, that looks nice; give me ten pounds," I ordered, rather pleased with my novel position. He asked if I "would have the whole piece with the bone out?" and I replied, certainly, ,with the., bone out. For I made a hasty-reflection that Mollie had always served her meat-pies guiltless of bones. I took the meat in, dropping the blood spots on the kitchen floor, and feeling very much as if I had a good-sized ele- hant on my hands. I found the kind ing and wood all arranged ready for the match Charley's work. The dry kindlings started with a crash and a flash till the little stove fairly danced with the clatter and I catching the enthusiasm put over the coffee pot, went into the pantry and rolling up my sleeves began the solemn concoction of the meat-pie. Flour must first be sifted; did Mollie use eggs? I wondered as I dusted the flour through the sifter. I was sure I couldn't tell; I would try eggs anyway, for eggs are always safe; so I broke half a dozen into the flour. Salt? of course, any child would know that salt was very necessary in a meat : pie and a little nut meg for flavor; for I remembered hear ing Charley say once that the "flavor of Maggie's meat pies was enough to trans- Eort a hungry mortal to the isles of the lessed." j " Well, I am sure, nutmeg grows in the spice islands," said I, immersing my hands in the sticky mass. Was this all? of course there must be wetting. Mollie used milk for her de licious biscuits, but water satisfies the demands of the most ambitious pie that was ever made, water was the thing, but how could I get it without oh, I could never clean my hands, and this sticky stuff will drip all over the floor to the sink. A sudden peal upon the office bell rang through the house like the call to doom. It took me fully fifteen minutes at the kitchen sink to wash my hands, remove my apron, draw down my sleeves, dust off the flour from my dress, and when I reached the door at last, a small boy, whose patience must have been inex haustible, thrust into my hand a package of some new stove polish and dodged around the corner as if he expected to be shot. I confess to the feeling that I wished he could have been, then and there. Closing and locking the door I returned again to the kitchen, this time providing myself with a dipper of water. I again bared my arms to the contest, feeling very much as if I were preparing for my execution. How I ever got that paste rolled into shape and into the col ored dish I cannot guess, much less de scrile. I found, however, that here the work was only half accomplished. "What shall I do with that mountain of meat? Oh, what shall I ever do with those dreadful spots?" following with my eyes the dnppiug patch from the door to the table, and the yellow, sticky marks that tracked my steps from the pantry to the sink. At this juncture the clock struck the half-hour to 12. Only one hour and a half to dinner. The coffee pot had boiled oyer, and to cap the climax of misery the tire bad gone out. 1 don t believe,f I live to be 100 years old, I shall ever feel more perfectly helpless in any hu man emergency than I did at that mo ment. I think if the earth had opened and engulfed me with the pasty spots and the yellow dish and the dirty coffee pot and the stained floor and that wretch ed piece of meat, my fiist sensations would have been those of profound grati tude. As an earthquake refused to come to my relief, I resolved that I would rise to the occasion, or die in the effort. To the shod I went, and returned, armed with fresh supplies of fuel. It was a work of ten minutes to rekindle the fire; a work of ten more to cut off ani curtail that meat, to suit the dimensions of the yellow dish; and putting on the upper crust as quickly as possible, I shoved it into the open oven, just as the clock on one church steeple struck the hour of noon. Clarlie sometimes delayed his re turn an hour or more; "Oh if somebody would break a leg, or dislocate his neck!" I laughed to my self. "Oh, if the sun would only stand still in the heavens!" ; The meat. pie, temporarily off my hands, I remembered that Mollie served vegetables with her meat pies. "Anybody can wash potatoes," I cried as a kind of prop to my sinking spirits; "yes, anybody can wash potatoes, and anybody not a natural fool can boil them. There is the remains of a loaf of baker's bread in the house, and butter, and jars of canned fruit, always to be relied upon, and for dessert, I will have oranges and apples." There was a kind i of sauce to the meat pie, but I would use melted butter instead. Oh, I was fertile in my resources. "Whatever shall I do,' with this kitchen?" I ciied, looking aronnd, and thinking that one glance at it, would strike Mollie insane. The litter from my kindlings covered the floor aronnd the stove, whose usually polished surface was grimed and smoked with burnt coffee; upon the table lay the remains of the beef, dripping down its side, and all over the floor, were the marks of beef's blood, and yolks of eggs and flour paste. The pantry door which stood open, revealed tne dresser in per feet confusion from the various unwashed dishes which I had pressed into my service. In the sitting-room the grate was filled with the remains of charre 1 cinders, and dead ashes of the last even ing's fire. Dust everywhere and a huge spider s web, woven through tne night, dangled from tne ceiling. i "Oh, for a thousand pairs of hands, I cried. "Talk of heroes! talk of martyrs! talk of Joan of Arc! A little ring at the front door capped the climax of my misery! . My sweeping cap was all askew, there was a great yel low spot on mv dress, and my nose looked as if it bad been dipped into the flour barrel. All this I noticed with a kind of fiendish delight as I glanced at myself in the mirror on my way to the door. I stopped a moment to shake my fist at the untidy image. ' "You are nothing but a great failure anyway,"! said by way of emphasis; "yon are a complete failure, you are an unmitigated humbug and you deserve to be humiliated, and you shall be, and I threw open the door frantically. A woman s sweet lace shaded, or framed in, by the most lovely puffs of soft brown hair just filled in here and there with a suspicion of gray, met mine; a soft gray dress of ' some clinging mate rial that made the wearer look as it she had floated down from the sky in a veil of grev mist, and somehow gave me the kind of feeling that I ; was Abraham's wife Ummrnhj -who had "a vision of angels and was aboat to be censured for my un belief. (Somehow I always think of poor barab, just then, as standing behind the door with a faded bluo dress on, and a slit in the back.) I took in all this pic ture in a kind of blank wonderment till I met the eyes looking into mine with an expression of surprise that quickly changed to a roguish twinkle, and then it all came to me. This was the middle of the week, and this was Aunt Orpha. "Oh, I know who you are; you are Charlie's 'poem' and my 'revelation,' " I gasped. "Wei have got the smallpox and we haven't a thing fit to eat in the house, but do come in." . -y I believe she thought I was crazy; for she hesitated just the least till I took her little gray gloved hand and drew her in side, gray mist, suspicion of sachet pow der and all, and shut the door. And that was the way Aunt Orpha came to ns; and we never could let her go again. But oh, I wish you could have seen that meat pie when I took it from the oven. Caught In the Ice A shocking disaster to human life among the bleak ice fields that now and again intrude upon the waters of the eastern coast of Newfoundland has very recently occurred. It had nearly out stripped in magnitude the dismal ice-floe tragedy of April, two years ago, an ac count of which was published in the Herald at the time. The sad story of the present is briefly told : On the nrst day of the last week in January, nine skiffd, with their crews. left Porte de Grave, a town on the north west side of Conception bay, to proceed to Topsail, on the south side. The num ber of men manning these skiffs has not yet been ascertained with auy accuracy, but the aggregate number would proba bly be fifty. Their destination was the neighborhood of Topsail Big Pond, where, from the surrounding forests, they were accustomed to cut frames of houses, flake pieces, stage timber and winter firewood. They crossed the bay without accident, and having completed their work left for home on the morninsr of the 1st instant. The wind was blow ing a moderate breeze from the eastward. and there was a strong westerly set of the Arctic current. Before they had reached the central line of the bay they found that the north ern drift-ice was running in with great rapidity, both along the northern and southern shore of Conception Bav. Borne along both by wind and current.it appeared to them as well and as hopeful to proceed as to retreat. They accord ingly determined to keep on their home- bound ceurse, but this was a fatal decis ion, in a few hours they were Literally imprisoned in a sea of ice. Seven of the skiffs which had not parted company en ergetically united their whole forces, and after hours of terrible struggling, suc ceeded in li hearting themselves from their icy bondage. This the joint crew effected by dragging the skiffs altern ately over the ice, pans and through the watery elatches till they eventually reached the inner western edge of the ice and succeeded in making the harbor of iullegrew in safety. The other two skins that were nearly a mile further advanced in the bay were as hopelessly caught, with all retreat cut off, as would be an unfortunate sailor overboard, fallen into the corpse-like embrace of a devil-fish. The two ill fated skiffs were commanded by men named, respectively. Porter, and Man- gan. The precise number of the crew in each skiff, or their names. I bave not been able to ascertain. There is no. tele graphic communication with that portion of Conception Bay where the disaster oc curred, and, although five days have elapsed, it was only lost night by an ex press courier that the news reached your correspondent. The unparalied snowfall along the line of the road has inter rupted all communication during the past week. The wind blowing from the eastward while the skiffs were crossing the bay, it was earnestly hoped by the people looking on from the shore that they would be able to effect a landing on Kelly s Island, but that hope has been dispelled. Wednesday night last was one of ter rific storm and wind and frost, and those skiffs were undecked and unprovided with fuel or means of kindling a fire. They had barely one day's provisions on board- Under favorable circumstances they could have reached their homes in four or five houra, and hence their absolute lack of resources in food and fire. - A traveler on foot who arrived last Thursday evening from the gullies of Fox Trap, reports having seen the two skins locked in the embrace of the ice floes about ten miles from the highlands of Brigus. Whm looked at through a glass there was no vestige of human life visible, and the unfortunate crews must have perished by the most cruel of deaths frost and starvation. No rescu 5 L 11 a .a ing party coma reacu mem, as mo ice plain was of that fatal mixed character a compound of snow aud ice over which a human foot could not travel, and through which no vessel save a power ful ice steamer could pt net rate. Far from their friends and homes, imbedded in a sea of ice, their bodies are doubtless rigidly entombed in their frail skiffs.and tne wintry winas may long moan a re quiem over their sufferings and sad fate, N. Y. Herald. "It is well known," says the New York Times, "that Mr. Doyle resigned connec tion with Punch on account of its jibes at the Roman Catholic church. But now that journal has, in Mr. Burnand, a Ro man Catholic editor a fact which peeps out now and again in its pages. Thus in the last received number appears one of a series of Punch's prize medals, repre senting, with telling pungency, what probably few people here would compre hend. One side of the medal is in scribed: 'Ante-Nuptial Promise.' and represents a man and woman. The man is saying to her: '! vow and protest I will. The reverse fa inscribed: 'Post Nuptial Piecrust, and represents a figure in judicial robes, labeled Law, saying: 'Promise made before marriage is not binding after.' On Law's right is a man with children, on his left a weep ing woman turning away. . Beneath the medal is written: 'To commemorate a breach of promise after marriage case. Most-Agar-avating!' The- true inward ness of this is, that the Hon. Leopold Agar-Ellia married a Roman Catholic under a promise that her children should be brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, but he subsequently went back on his word, and when she appealed to the Court of Chancery the court was com pelled by precedent and practice to de cide against her." We hope the record ing angel will drop a tear on Mr. Ellis' breach of promise. Dirsaeli: ; understood. Every niome t t is travel if A Trleuflly Game; "Say, mister!" said a tall, sunburned man with a wide brimmed hat, as he edged his way into the managing editor's room recently. "Say, mister, do you know anything about keards?" - "Why, yes," responded the editor, "I know how to play 'everlasting and 'old maid' and things of that kind; why?" "That's just whas I want to ask you about. Now, in playing 'old maid,' suppose the man who holds the ace antes, and passes on the draw, whose bet is it?" "That isn't the way I play it,", said the editor. "In my game the player who has a queen after the other cards are played is iue oiu mam. , "Perhaps ii is 'everlasting that lm thinking of mused the stranger. "Sup pose in 'everlasting you snouiu vsiu su old aid on the draw and when the reef, pf the keards was played you found you hadn't filled. What then?" "I don't see how that question could .... . m ' 1 iv. .la arise in mat game, uaiu mo ecu or. "Maybe you are talking of that gama called 'poker.'" "Poker! what s tnair assea iue stranger, now looking up in innocent an r or iso. - f "That's where there they have ages and f nils and that sort of things?" "Do you know how to play it, stranger?" asked the tall man, drawing out a pack of cards. "Will you show me how?" The editor ran over the cards and dealt two hands rapidly. "Now." he explained, "two pairs beat one pair, three of a kind beat two. pairs, , a flush beats threes, and four of a kind beat a flush. What have you got ?" The stranger laid down a mixed band as the editor explained that it was worth less, as his own,hand held a pair. "Lemma deal em once, saia me stranger, running them off clumsily. "Five each?" ' "Yes." replied the editor, seeing that he had gotten hold of a sharper and mak ing np his mind to teach him a lesson. "Five each. "Now, what do we do?" asked the stranger. . .. . "If we are betting, i d ante a aouar and you'd cover it with two. Then if I wanted to come in x a pians: anouier - dollar, and then ' "Hold on ! hold on I don t go so last. Yon put up two dollars at different times and I put np two all at once. That it ?" les, and then we draw. "Let's try it once.for fun, if you don't eagerness. "All right," smiled the editor, and he threw two , dollars on the table, which were promptly covered." y"" "Now, you say we draw, now many do I take?" "You may take what you like, I don t want any," replied the editor. I Btand pat?" "Then 1 11 taxe one teard. uo we net now?" "Yes." The stranger bet cautiously, and the editor raised him, and was seen until there was fifteen dollars wagered.though there was no money up, beyond the ante. "I reckon I won't bet any more," said the stranger timidly "who beats, he continued, and he laid down four aces. "I beat you. said the managing editor and he laid down a straight flush. "You owe me $15." The stranger looked at the cards for some time, and then dashed his fist on the table. "You played fair, did ye?" "I did," replied the editor. Slowly the stranger pulled out a greasy wallet and hud dewn a $20 bill. . The editor gave him the change, and the man went out, still running over the cards and wondering how it happened. "I thought he was a sharp and he was only a flat," said the editor, explaining the circumstance to the cashier, as he handed in the $20 for change. - "Lake to oblige you, old boy, smilled the cashier, "but that $20 bill is a coun terfeit." Parties having business with the man aging editor for week or two will please come armed. The Little Shepherd Dogs. The best of these dogs are worth $200, Or even more. , One herder, whom we met at Cold Spring ranch, showed us a very pretty one that he said he would not sell for $500. She had at that time four young puppies. . The night we ar rived we visited his camp, and were greatly interested in the little mother and her' nursing babies. Amid those wild vast mountains, this little nest of motherly devotion and baby trust was very beautiful. While we were examin ing, the assistant herder came to say that there were more than twenty sheep missing. Two male dogs, both larger than the little mother were standing about, doing nothing. But the herder said neither Tom nor Dick would find them. Flora must go. It was urged by. the assistant that her foot was sore, she had been hard at work all day, was nearly worn out, and must suckle her puppies. The boss insisted that she must go. The sun was setting. There was no time to lose, Flora was called,and told to hunt for lost sheep, while her master pointed to a great forest, through the edge of which they .. passed on their way up. : She raised her head, but seem ed loath to leave her babies. The boss called sharply tocher. She rose, looking tired and low-spirited, with head and tail down, and trotted wearily off toward the forest. I said, "That is too bad." "Oh, shell be right back. She's light ning on stray sheep." 1 The next morning I went over to learn whether Flora found tha strays. While we were speaking the sheep were return ing, driven by the little dog, who did not raise herhead nor wag her tail, even wUv VA "U A. 1 a A 1. - puppies and lay down by them, offering the little empty breasts. She had been out all night, and, while her hungry babes were tugging away, fell asleep. I have never seen anything so touching. So far as I was concerned, "there was not a dry eye in tho house. Dio Lewis. Persian proverb : One knocked At his beloved's door, and a voice from within said, "Who is there ?" He answered, "It is I." Then the voice said, "This house will 'hot hold me and thee." And the door remained fat-it shut. Then went the lover into the defeert. and fasted and prayed in solitude Aftt r a year he re turned, and knocti 1 ag iin at the door, and again the vot a asked, "Who is there?" AH hCVd. "It is thyself." And imvcag&tMir the' doer was opened U s : "