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HAS THE FINEST JOB OFFICE IS DOUGLAS COUNTY. CARDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS And other printing, including Large and Heavy Poster and Showy Hand-Bills, ; 4 Neatly and expeditiously executed AT POIITLIWU PltlCEe. EPEIDEiT. BY THE DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. On Yonr..., Nix nonlbi...M, Three Mouih.. i no AO These re the term for tlioae paying in advance, i The Ikdepkndsst oftr fine Inducements to ad- f VOL 7. ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 14, 1882. NO. 27, verusers, lermg reisonaoie. THE INDEPENDENT IS ISSUED 8aturluy Morntngsi DOUGLAS dSji- mnrn PRACTICAL ; ' " -; WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AND OPTICIAN. ALL WORKWARRANTED. Dealer la WMchra, Clark. Jewelty, Bptf-tarlra fl lyrgliiMrt, And a. Full Line of Cigars, Tobaccos and Fancy Goofo. Tbe only , reliable Optometer in town for the proper adjustment tf Spectacles ; always on band. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE First door eoo!b of post office. Rose bnnt Oigon i .MAHONEY'8;' SALOON Nearest to tbe Railroad Depot, Oakland Jas. Mahonoyi Prop'r. The finest of wines, liquors and cigars in Dowj los county, and the beat j billiard rrA-srB in the 8tate kept in proper repair Parties traveling on the railroad will find thk place very handy to rlsitduring the stop ping of the train at the Oak- land, Depot. Git me a call. J as. MAHOHEY. , , JOHN ! FRASER, Home Made . Furniture, WILBUR, OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc. Constantly on hand. FURNITURE. ?u have the tx-at stork, o ruiture south of Portland And All of my own manufacture. No two Prices to Cus tomers Residents of Douglas county are requested to give me a call belore purchasing elsewhere. JBfejT ALL WORK WARRANT :d.s DEPOT HOTEL- OAKLAND, . . OREGON. Richard Thomas, Prop'r. rpHIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED for a nu'.nber ot yeare, nl has become very popular with the traveliui; public. First-class SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS. And the lablo supplied with the best the market alfords. Hotel at the depot of tbe Ifailmad. f AV1NG ON! AND A LARGE LOT OF FINE Spanish Merino I offer the ome for Bate. Cheap for Cash, at my Farm in Douglas couuty, six miles from Roseburg. HENRY CONN, Sr. H. C. STANTON, Dealer in Staple Dry Goods! Keeps constantly on hand a general assort ment of EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW AND; GLASS WARF, ALSO Crockery and Cordage A full stock of SCHOOL BOO IS Such as required by the Public County Schools All kind of STATIONERY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES To suit both Young and Old. BUYS AXD SELLS LEGAL TENDERS, furnishes Chocks on Portland, and procures Drafts on San Francisco. . SE&DS! SPEEDS! f ALL KIi!)S OFBlitf UUUllY ALL Oil DKRS 1 romptly attended to and Hoods sliipned with est re. Address, IlKfheney & lletto, Portland. Oresron Notice. Notice is hereby given; to whom it .nay pnncern, that the imili-rsiirncd" ha bvtn awarded the coutrnut for keciti the louKlas county I'aupcrx for tiie period oi two years. All persona iu need of asaistuio trom aid county must firxt procure a certificate to that effect Jrura any member of the County Boanl, and present it to one of the following named persons, who are author ized to, and will care !r those presenting such certificate W. L. Butten, Roseburg ; L. L. Kellox, Oakland ; Mrs trowii. Looking Glaiw.: Dr. Scroggs in authorized to furnish medical aid to all persons in need of tbe same rho have been declared paupers of Doutflaa county. WM. B. CLARKK, Supt. of Poor. RosirrcmQ, Or.. Feb. 16, l&JO A peculiar fanjy iu woman's leg at tire is thus described by a correspondent (female) of the Detroit Free Press: "The costliest pair of shoes I have ever seen covered the petal extremities of a New York lady -$39 was paid for them. Tbe same lady wore a pair of stockings which cost $90. ! They were made of black silk, and midwaj between the ankle and the knee was a green tree em broidered in silk, and resting npon the branches of the tree were bright-plumed birds, some in the act of flyirg. On the "bulge" or larger part of the stocking was a huntsman, clad in red shirt and trousers, taking aim at the birds in the tree. Upon the instep was the mono gram of the lady wrought in gold letters. Between the knee and the upper part of the stocking were eighteen narrow bands of many varying hues. LATEST NEWS SU3IMARY. BY TlXEflHlPH TO DATE. Frank Honsen, a San Francisco news boy, committed suicide on the 5th by shooting himself through the head. C. Peterson, an employee in the mill of the Seattle Lumber and Commercial company, had his hand cut off by a buzz saw on the 5th, The owners of the steamship Eden, sunk in a collision with the Lepanto, have filed a libel in the United States district court against the Lepanto for the recovery of $443,789. A boarding house occupied by quarry men was burned at Leemont, Va., Sept. SOth. - Two young men named. Coover. and Green failed to escape and were burned to a crisp. Mrs. Charlotte M. Fisher, a widow lady residing with her daughter, at No. 10, on Market street, San Francisco committed suicide on the 4th by drowning herself in a bath tub at the sanitarium. The lady had been much depressed for some days. Emanuel Hansen, under arrest on a charge of grand larceny, charged to have been committed in taking a $20,000 pro missory note from the Pacific bank, San Francisco, is still in custody, having been unable to secure bail in the sum of $20,000. John F. Burrell, late grand secretary of the grand lodge of Masons in Illinois, is in jail in Springfield, charged with the embezzlement of nearly $8000 of the funds of the order. He waived examina tion, and in default of $10,000 in oonds, was committed to jail. The National Woman Suffrage associa tion concluded its session at Lincoln, Neb. j on Oct. 1st. Large audiences have been in attendance at all the sessions, and great enthusiasm was developed. Five hundred ladies and g. ntlemen have pledged themselves to untiring efforts in behalf of the proposed amendment. Israel Landers, aged 74 years, who lives about six niiles from Stockton, Cal., fell from the top of a ladder while repair ing a windmill, on Sept. 80th. and broke his neck. Mr. Landers was one of the '49ers of California, and was highly es teemed by all who knew bim. He leaves a large family of grown sons and daughters. Geo. A. Wheeler, the strangler of the girl Adela J. Tillson, was sentenced in San Francisco, on tbe 1st, to be hanged. Judge Terral denied him a new trial, but did not hx the time and place for the ex edition iu passing sentence. The death warrant was issued after the sentence. It fixes the day for execution on Monday, Mov. 27, 1882. A isoston dispatch or uct. 1st says: The Eastern railroad's White Mountain taain, which left Falsyans yesterday af temoon, ran off the track at Rochester, N. H., and Oliver Goldsmith, the en gineer, ana M. Atandall, the express messenger, were badly hurt. An obstruc tion had been placed upon the track, manifestly the work of train-wreckers. The six days' pedestrian contest for Sir John Astley's long distance cham pionship belt was concluded at Birming ham, Eng., Sept. 30th. Littlewood made 451 miles, doing 414 in seventy hours twentv minutes, beating Dobler's record in America of 414 miles in seventy two hours. Littlewood takes the belt and 50; Dav, of Birmingham, second, scor ing 377 miles, and Corbett, of Aberdeen, third, with .147 miles. Pearce, of Amer ica, nmsiiea sixtn oiw miles. The com petitors walked twelve hours daily. A Nashville dispatch of Oct. 5th says This morning at half-past seven o'clock, Mr. E. E. Bernard, of this city, discov ered that the nucleus in the great cornet had separated into three unequal frag ments, the longest of which is estimated at 15,000 miles in length. The space be tween the fragments of the nucleus is estimated at not less than 2000 miles Yesterday morning Mr. Bornard observed tiiat the nucleus had assumed the form of a long stripe, not less than 24,000 miles in length and dUOO in breadth. A dispatch from Taylorsville, 111., of Oct. 5th. says a cold blooded-murder was committed a mile north of Palmer. John Leigh and James Begby, two farmers, quarreled about the possession of some land and became involved in a lawsuit, from which Begby came out victorious. Yesterday Leigh approached Begby and pretending that he desired to effect a peaceable settlement suddenly opened tire with a revolver, one bullet produced a fatal wound. Leigh escaped but a posse are in pursuit, and as ihe excite ment runs high, lynching is probable Murderers have usually escaped the law in this region. Last May, General Ward, lessee of the Dunkm mine, on Fryer Hill, says the Denver Tribune of September 30th, was "held up" and robbed of $1700 while re turning from town. The police next day captured two men, who were placed in jail. Shortly after this General Ward disappeared. A few days ago, while a party of miners were at work getting out one of their comrades, who had fallen down the shaft of the Climax mine, they found a coat and hat belonging to Ward A sickening odor arose from the water in the bottom of the mine, where it is thought Y ard s body is lying. A search incr ttartv leaves to-morrow, which wil probably Iresnlt in the solution of the mysterious disappearance of Genera Ward. Recently James T. Hair of Chicago sold to Julius Festner, of F. C. Festner & Son, of Omaha, the right of Nebraska for Hair s patent hotel register for $2o00 taking promissory notes for the same wmcn were signed with the tirm s name by young Festner. Soon after the trans action Festner senior, upon learning of the affair, issued an injunction to prevent Hair from disposing of the notes, it being claimed tnat young Festner was insane The young man has certainly done some very insane things lately, and his father, to protect himself in business, dissolve; partnership. Hair, who retained posses sion of the notes was arrested on a charge of violating the Nebraska law m regard to patent right notes, as the law requires such notes to state on the lace that they were given for a patent right ihe pen altv is $500 fine or six months imprison ment, or both. Hair gave bonds for his future appearance. Dunkle, the last of the Kewanee bank robbers, has been captured, and all the money recovered. The porte has promised that the Turk ish troops will evacuate points on the frontier without delay. Tug Wilson telegraphs he will not re turn to America, hence the prize fight between him and Elliott is on. Colonel Bodine has been elected cap tain of the international military rifle team to shoot in England next year. R. McBarney & Sons, of Philadelphia, flour and grain merchants, bave failed. Amount of liabilities not ascertained. Northern Pacific stock is n not fill at 49: preferred 94; transcontinental, 99; urearon improvement stock. esJ: bonds nt . .. . . "' ' . 1 It is estimated there will be a surplus of about $2,700,000 in the appropriation for the star iate service during the last nscal year. The Sacramento river salmon canneries have about finished their fall run pack ing operations, and are closing down for the season. Thnrlow Weed was reported very ill on the 6th and his daughter was sum moned, but a later dispatch says his con dition is much improved. The British steamer Venice from Yoko hama has arrived at New York much damaged by gales. Chief Officer Elliott was washed overboard and lost. Bank examiners have concluded their examination of the Manufacturers' Na tional bank at Troy, N. Y., and report the institution perfectly sound. The defalcation of the cashier was $31,515 The poatoffice department is endeavor ing to stop the practice of postmasters using money from the sales in stamps in their own business, while reporting to the department that they have stamps on hand. The Paris Figaro published a report that the Pope, while walking in the gar dens of the Vatican, was fired at by a soldier but not hit. The report has not been continued and is discredited at the Italian embassy in London. Whether national banks have a right to certify and accept checks beyond the amount on deposit to the credit of the drawett isji question concerning which the acting secretary of the treasury has asked die attorney genetal for his opin ion. Thomas Brown, a farmer residing in Castle Island, county Kerry, Ireland, was shot dead near his own home on the Gth. A farmer named Hunt was mur dered on the 5th near Bayle, county Roscommon. Both crimes were un doubtedly agrarian. Several arrests. Two hundred and fifty cartmen and general laborers in the coal mines and iron furnaces at Wellstar, Jackson Co., Ohio, struck on the 5th, closing the mines generally. The cause of the strike in the refusal of the operators to pay the same wages as at la loon. A passenger train on the Mont Alto road. Penn., struck a cow on the Cth, and one coach was thrown from the track and nine passengers injured. The names are: Dittelaw, O. F. Huntingdon, Dr Hocas, of Shippensburg, J. G. Hess, of yuincy, and Conductor Fahnstock of Syracuse. A few weeks since a young German started from Victoria in an open boat for San Juan island. Me was accompanied by five mn, who were engaged to work at the lime kiln on the island. Sin.se that time nothing has been heard of the boat or its occupants, and it is feared they have met with a watery grave. A Boston dispatch of Oct. Gth says: Two fine observations have been obtained at Harvard observatory of tbe comet, which almost definitely established it as one of brief penods. According to pres ent data it must travel at a rate of 400 miles a second. Tbe fact that the sun's atmosphere offers no check to it progress proves it is uncombnstibie, unlike mete orolites. The American ship Hargastown, which arrived at San Francisco on the 5th, 141 days from New York, reports having en conntered a cyclone on the 12th Sept The gale lasted 3 hours. Portions of the rigging were carried away and seven feet of water was in tbe hold at one time. The vessel narrowly escaped foundering, Capt. Pierce was washed overboard but was rescued, and a number of the crew were injured by falling spars. Jerome Stewart, admitted to the den tal department of the University of Penn sylvania recently, was arrested on the 3d charged with being concerned in the robbery of tbe book and stationary store of J. V . Stout at Jacksonville, Ills., last J uly. He denied he had been concerned in the robbery, but stated, although he knew of the affair, he had not left Jack sonville until last month. Ho is held for the action of the Illinois authorities. Mra. Catharine L. Realf, wife of Rich ard Realf, the well known poet, whose tragic death by suicide in the San Fran cisco mint four years ago was the theme of such general comment both in this country and in England ac the time, ap peared in Judge Mitchell's court, Phila delphia, on the 6th as plaintiff in a suit against J. B. Lippencott & Co. to recover damages for alleged libelous statements concerning herself, contained in a bio graph of her husband written by Rossiter Johnson and printed in Lippenoott's Magazine in March, 1879. A collision on the railroad at Salem, Kansas, on the 2d, is reported. En gineers Westlake and Fersber and their firemen, and baggageman Holiiday, were killed. Four seriously injured passen gers, names not reported, are now at Nickerson, receiving the best attention possible. The locomotives of both trains were badly wrecked. The passenger coaches were not much injured. Fur ther pprticnlars of the accident say the switch, which wad misplaced, was turned by a greeu brakeman, who immediately disappeared, but wont to Nickerson three hours later and gave himself up. An en gineer, fireman and baggageman were burned in the wreck, which soon ignited from the engine fire and was fed by fresh coal in the tender. When the bodies were taken from the ruins they were scarcely recognizable. ' Road carpenter Shafer, who was in the baggage car, has since died of hia injuries, making six deaths by the accident. LIS DA'S LEUACY. It was one of those strong affections which sometimes exist between the old and the young, and which seem to shake the theory of natural inheritance. For old Mr. Waltersiwas much more like Linda's father or- grandfather, for the matter of that than was her own legiti mate progenitor; and the love between tbe two wonld have afforded a capital theme for a discourse a the power of elective affinity. Beth were artists; old Mr. Walters being "ma8ter m the craft whereof Linda was cuts humble begin ner: and part of tbeiie'between them was the old man's desire to see his favorite's nrofeasional improvement, and the conse quent lessons wbicli Kegave her -on the management of uer colors and the laws of perspective. It was thus a double bond master and pupil, father and daughter; and on either side it was equally strong. "1 will always be your friend, little Linda," Mr. Walters used to say. "When I die you shall find I have not forgotten you. l nave not much to leave, but you shall come in for your share with the rest." But whenever ho -spoke like this. Linda would begin to cry, and protest that she wanted nothing with his prop erty, and did not care to be remembered in his will. "Only say. she used to sob. that I have been a good, obedient daughter to you, and that I never made yon angry." if or Mr. Walters was a peppery tem pered old gentleman, and had the knack of quarreling with his best friends for a word or a look. He was the Boanerges of his society, and his thunder was for midable. Bnt Linda . bad somehow learned the secret of keeping tbe peace with him; and never since their first ac quaintance had there been a cross word between them. Things went on comfortably enough for some years, when, one summer--Linda being away nursicg a sick sister it is to be supposed the heat mounted to the old master's brain, for he broke out like a tornado against a certain Mrs. Law, and the quarrel became so embit tered, and tbe old man put himself bo much in tbe wrong by his passion and violence, that he was forced to leave Fairfied and go over to Tours, where his family and certain of his friends lived. For he had a wife and children all this time; only for sundry reasons which may well be imagined and need not be partic ularized, he and they found it more agreeable to have the sea between them than to live under one roof.' Now, how ever, when his own home had tumbled about his ears, he was forced to rub shoulders with theirs. And so it came to pass tnat, Lamia still being held by her duty to her sick sister, these two dear friends never met again, and only letters of adieu took the place of the daughterly devotion and fatherly protection which bad been the rule of life between them At Tours lived a certain obscure, but ambitious, and, for the matter of that, eccentric, painter caJled Maze. This worthy had ideas, truly, but he ex pressed them in emch hideous colors and with such extraordinary contortions of lines and limbs, that very few could un derstand what his pictures meant when they were done. He . called them one thing, but they might as well have been another anything, in fact, you like to Bay ithout much loss to sense or probability. They did not sell; but Maze always asserted that one day they would, and even now other men bor rowed from them. Maze and Mr. Walters were not what the world call friends. In spite of the old master's temper, he had the power of attaching people to his service, while all painters of note or aspiration clustered round him like devotees round a shrine His talk was full of valuable ihforma tion on his art, and his professional criticisms were of so much account, that to be able to say "Walters told me to do this" "Walters praised that" was of itself as good as a diploma of merit. And Maze was a man who, of all others, knew his best mental feeding-grounds, and how to spread his own hay in the sun&hine of another's intellect. Among the few things of value which Mr. Walters had to leave, were certain rare old bits of plate which he had Eioked up at curiosity-shops and tbe ke. He was fond of goldsmith's work, and he prided himself on his judgment perhaps a little more than it deserved. To hear him, he has as many cups and vases by Cellini as all the rest of the world taken together; and he even insisted on "Michael Angelo's, when the work was specially coarse he called it broad -and asserted, without fear of contradiction, that he could see the great master's touch here on this silver nagon as wen as on the " Moses or the "Pieta." All the same, the collec tion was a valuable one; and who was to have " tbe reversion was a matter of anxious speculation among the friends To none was it so anxious as to Mr. Maze the bscure, ambitious, eccentric and impecunious "genre" painter at Tours When tbe time came for tbe old man to go over to the majority, and while he had still strength enough to arrange his affairs according to his will, he called Maze to him and said: "Maze, you have been uncommonly civil and attentive to me: and, by tbe Lord, sir, I am half inclined to believe that you are pin cere." "Make the half whole, Mr. Walters. and then you will square the circle," said Maze, who affected as much oddity in his speech as iu the punting." ;Well, I will; I am going to trust you," said Mr. Walters. "Bring me that box, there in the corner, and take out what you find in it. One, two, three, four," he added, as Maze took out one by one those bits of rare old plat which the master had picked up with so much entbnsiasm, cherished with so much care, and the reversion of which was a matter of so much anxious thought to so many friends. "Now pack these carefully, and address the box to my little daughter Linda. The others I give to Dashe and Star." "Yes, sir," said Maze, glibly as to tonge, heavily as to heart; nothing was assigned to him not a cup, not a vase aod he had spent his time, and some of his not over fat substance, in earwigging the old gentleman, hoping for a substantial solatium when all was over. And now he saw himself cut out by the little girl whom he did not Know, and of whose friendship with the master he was, as well as some others, iuwrtauy jeatous. i "Dear little Linda!" said Mr. Walters, ! amtly; "she was always a good and du tiful daughter to me; she never angered ; me; sever crossed me, and I want her to have something b which to remember her ld father to the end of her life. Are those cups well packed. Maze?" "Yes, sir; perfectly." JNoehance of being bruised or bat tered, or shaken out by the way? no chance of those thieves in the custom house patting their rovinsr fincrer into the pie, and palling ont a stray plum "Mo. Bllfc I Iib-oea tnna tVium bki1uim. fully as if they were for myself," said Mazt. "That is right, Maze. You will see to it all for my little girl? see that she gets them all safe and sound, and in the state in which they are now?" I will see to it all, Mr. Walters; you may rely on me," said Maze. It will be worse for you if you do not do your duty," said the old man. "Mark my words, Maze worse for you. "Yes, sir," said Maze, submissively; and with that the old master tnrned his face to the wall and dbd. The last act of his life had been to bequeath that box of rare old plate to his favorite pupil and adopted daughter Linda. When all was over, and the brave old man was buried beneath the shadow of the yew tree, in the church yard at Tours, Maze wrote a letter to Linda, in which he told her of her old father-friend's be quest; but added this paragraph, which somewhat spoilt the rest: "I have dODe my duty and fulfilled my promise to my old friend in inform ing you of this legacy; but now I put it to you to say whether or not you will ac cept it. Honorably and rightfully it belongs to certain members of his fam ily, who have incurred much expense without remuneration during this last illness of their relation, and, who, there fore, are justly entitled to all there was to leave. About this there can be no two opinions with honorable people. As I think yon are one of those people, and will, therefore, see things in the light in which I have put them, I will hold the box over until I receive your instruc tions as to its destination that is. whether you will profit by the last mo ments of weakened intellect of a dying man, or restore to the family what should never have been willed from them? Linda was not slow in deciding. One of those sensitive people who pride themselves on tbe purity of their love, sbe wonld always rather give than re ceive. And, indeed, to receive benefits from those whom she loved was always a matter of some pain to her. This letter set her imagination ablasse. -She seemed to hear the sneers of those who laughed at the clever way in which she bad feath ered her nest the masterly manner in which sbe had got round the old man, so thct he should leave her this splendid legacy: and she seemed to hear the re proaches of those members of the family who had incurred expense without remuneration, and who, therefore. naturally expected to receive whatever there might be to leave. It would be dishonorable to accept this bequest, it would be mean and selfish and un worthy. Mr. Maze was quite right. It was her duty to renounce it. Where upon she wrote an impulsive letter, full of high feeling and self abnegation, and gave up her legacy for the sake of those undesignated members to whom it right fully belonged. And she thanked Mr. Maze for his kindness in telling her the truth. When he read that letter, Maze laughed softly to himself, and passed the box through the Custom House. Linda did not regret what she had done those who act from principle never do but she was certainly rather surprised not to receive a word of thanks, nor even of acknowledgement, from any one. Even Maze did not reply, and cer tainly no member of the family here or elsewhere sent her a line. She let the thincr pass, not troubling much about it only thinking to herself that they were not quite so courteous to her as she would have been to them, had their posi tions been reversed, and that she did not envy them their manners. The kaleidoscope of time changed al matters for both . Linda and Mr. Maze The former went to Tours, the latter came to England, where one of his pic tures struck the public taste, so that he suddenly became a celebrity where form erly he had been unknown by one bal of the world and laughed at by tbe other He was now said to paint pictures un surpassed by any of the dead, unattam able by any of the living masters. His obscure tints and strange contortions were extolled to the skies; and money poured like water from an artesian well into the former dry bucket of hin shallow purse "His house became the rendezvous of all the pig-wig of society, and such of the little fry as conld get an invitation and he who had been one of the most in dustrious of toadies in his time was in his turn the most industriously toadied He gave grand receptions and select parties; be went everywhere and re ceived everyone; and his house, with its artistic and perfect arrangement was the talk of the multitude who thronged there. v But of all his fine popsessions,nothing was as fine as that noble buffet of old silver cups and flagons which formed the most striking feature of tbe whole Many a collector envied that buffet and some asked anxioualy where he had found them? To which he would answer carelessly that he had picktd them up in old second hand shops in 'London and the provinces having made bis collec tion since he settled here. " The things were French, all of them, but that did not prevent their having been second hand in London and the provinces. How else, , indeed, could they have been picked up? Maze had not one of them while be lived in Tours. How else then could he have collected them, save by careful scrutiny of bric-a-brao shops in Eugland, and cleverly understanding j good things when he saw them? But the odd part of the matter was ! they were all like poor Mr. Walters' j collection; an-1 all like. the legacy left to j Linda and renounced for honorable com i pensation to those members of the fam- ily who had been put to expense without remuneration, i "God bless my soul, this is very like old WaltersMiohael Angelo,"' cried one who knew, taking up a certain coarsely- wrought, unt effective cup. "And I conld swear this was the 'Cellini' he used to b so proud of; this and this," he added rapidly running over the va rious pieces, while Maze stood by quite calm and smiling. . "xes, be answered, "they are his. They found their way in some manner over here, and I recognized tbem as my old friend a favorites and picked them up wherever, I saw them." "Who inherited them?" asked Hard- man, the man who knew. "Well," said Maze, with a shy look of a good man caught out in ft virtuous ac tion which he had wished to keep secret; "to tell the truth, Hardman, they were left to me. I implored the dear old man not to make such an invidious distinc tion in favor of an"outsider, to let the 6leeper wear the night-cap .and short coat and go to the dancing- booth, as ar ranged by the eternal harmonies of things; bnt you know how arbitrary he was how he took the cord and chain into his own hands, and would not be led or driven? ! He would not listen to me; and these things were assigned to meas a mark of gratitude for all that I had done for him.' He said this more than once, and to please him I consent ed, and so let him die enthusiastically. Of course, when! all was over I passed tbem on to certain members of his own family, and they must have sold them. Finding them scattered all abroad like Osiris s members, I made it a point of conscious to re-collect them. I bought them up, no matter what the price. It was a labor of love, transcending filthy lucre. Here you have the whole history. Simple enough when you come to the pith and marrow of it!" "You are a noble fellow, Mr. Maze, said the Mr. Hardman. "It was only loval and honorable." said Maze, with the dignified humility of conscious virtue. At Tours, Linda went to see Miss Walters, the only representative left of the dead Master's family. In the course of conversation, ! Linda asked, "Which member of the family received that box of silver bequeathed to mo by my dear old friend and master?" "What box? what silver?" asked Miss- Walters. I "Those cups and flagons which he had at Fairfield. They were left to me, in the care of Mr. Maze, but he wrote to me and asked me to give them up in favor of certain 'members of the family who had incurred expense, and ought to be remunerated.- Of course, I did; but I never heard a word from any one, and I am curious to know who had them." "My father left you a box of silver which Mr. Maze aoked you to give np?" Yes. "For the family?" "Yes." i "The old rascal!" shouted Miss Walters.. She had inherited her father s temper as well as his smile. "Not a member of our family had one single cup or vase; and we never knew what lie had done with them all. lie sure, Linda, that old fox has taken them for himself. He worked on your feelings to make you give them up, and then he se cured them." "Oh, Miss Walters, is it possible?'' cried that foolish Linda, beginning to cry. "I am sure of it, child. When you go to London see if Maze has not some fine old cups and things which he will ac count for in some extraordinary man ner. I know him!" said Miss Walters, contemptuously "I know what he is capable of. It were a wonder if I did not." . : - But Linda could scarcely believe that any man in Maze s position conld be guilty of such a glaring piece of iniquity and one which, if she chose, she could at any time make put lie; for we can scarcely underst nd in others those things of which, we ourselves could not be guilty. Nevertheless, there the mat ter stands. Maze, the noted "genre painter, has a buffet full of rare old silver cups and flagons, recognizable as those who knew as having onoe belonged to Mr. Walters. And Linda lost her legacy. -' L Beauty's Ambition. 1 - cjanonchet seems to be a woman whim in architecture, the designs i being controlled by. a ! voluptuous taste. The mantels aru upheld by carved oak mer maids with a plumpness of arm, bulbonsness of development, and such low cut finny trains taat the merry oaken Bacchus from tbe opposite side board seems to glance most wickedly at them. The god of pleasure - seems to have been tbe household god. 'What was Mrs. Sprague's idea in building this place? "oho believed there was a space in American political life for a grand salon of which she could be exclusive mis tress," said one who knew her. ; "She found the spot opposite Newport, tie Mecca of tbe rich, tbe aristocratic, and the powerful, and her design was to have such entertainments here that would make party leaders and social leaders covet their -invitations and to take care that she should be the only woman to j command. The fact is that Canonobet was a political device to help her father, J nstice' Chase, toward the Presidency. . The one aim of her life was to ! become mistress of the White House, and she never would have married William Sprague bat for the hope and belief that great wealth, which was not otherwise at her command, would help her to attain that end. She mod eled her plans upon those of the famous French women at court. She knew all about Maintenon, Pompadour and Mme. de Chatelet, and the power that women wielded behind men, and studied their political methods. She showed great fertility of resource in her plans, bnt when they all failed the light went out of her life." j - ; "Had sbe no political ambition for her husband?" i ; . "Not in the least. She never be lieved in any political future for him. Sbe was, however, ambitious for Conk ling, and believed she would see him President." St. Louis Republican. Prrslaeut Arthur's Double. Many persons say that they saw Presi dent Arthur at Coney Island on Sunday. He was first observed at the Flat bush avenue gate, where he was greeted by a conductor who met him in Washington many a time. As it was raining very hard the conductor told him to go into the close car, where it was warmer and where he conld smoke if he chose. The President' thanked his old friend for his kindness and premised him a good place as soon as he returned to Washington. After rattling through the rain for twenty minutes the train with its pre cious freight, arrived at Coney Island. There the President stepped out of the car and into the hotel, where he was met bv hia aLl oAqn&iatiMuBrelio., who had been already notified of his coming by telegraph. They shook hands .cor dially, and though Mr. Breslin was rather surprised at such an " un expected meeting and the fact the President was alone, - he made no special remark about it and ' ordered a few bottles - of wine to be placed on ice. As soon as the extra dry had time to get properly cooled Mr. Brcalin and his guests toasted the health of the Union, its President and all others in authority, in foaming goblets. If; is . said that after the wine was drunk the gentleman who had tbns far been taken for the President, revealed the fact that he was none other than the proprietor of a Fulton street shoe shop, who knowing his very close resemblance to President Arthnr, thought it might not be out of place on such a rainy day to make a lttle fun where all seemed so gloomy and cheerless. Meanwhile there is only one word which described the feelings of hia t-nr.ftrf.ai.iAr a. tlifl TtrlrTlit.nn nnrl thnt is "Mumni." Brook'yn Eagle. Colored vs. White Soldiers. According to the subsistence branch of the United States army, the negro troops use almost four times as much tea as white troops, and the question , naturally presents itself, why the col ored race should be so very fond of tea.! It is not owing to the fact that the white men prefer rum, for the negroes also re quired twice as much of that substance as the whites. It may be .that they needed it to float tbe pickles,- of which every man of them ate three to the white soldier s one. It may have some connec tion with the consumption of soap, of which tbe Ethiopian needs also four times as much as a Caucasian, but if so- the connection, must be a very subtile . one. AltogetLer the colored troops are rather an expensive body to keep, for not only do they eat , more and drink more, but they get sick more frequently and die faster than the whites. During the past vearthe average rate of mortality fnr-tbe'whlte regtments was bine per 10Q0, while m tbe negro regiments it was 1 i t AAA u n - m . tl,. discharges for disability was thirty -four per 1000, and in the latter forty-two per 1000. As a matter of economy, there fore, the colored troops should be dis pensed with. Lord Bjrou and HU Sutrr. Some weeks ago we stated our inten tion of printing a considerable mass of correspondence throwing light upon the life of Lord Byron.. Since this announce ment was made we have received an in timation that' the publication of oi tnese letters wouia. De distaste ful to several of the members of the Leigh and Byron families, This is some what surprising, for, as we mentioned, the effect of publishing the correspond enceand a iarther examination con firms tbe opinion we expressed would be to prove the groundlessness of -the horrible suggestions made public in 1869, and we should have supposed that the representatives of the Leigh family would have desired to see Mrs. Leigh's memory cleared of the aspersions of Mrs. Beecher Stowe. There is nothing in the documents that does not redound to the credit of Lord Byron and . his sister. Still, as we wish as far as may be to defer to the wishes of their relatives, we shall not for the present take further steps in the matter. f London Athneum. An Iron Tree. The iron palmetto is the greatest work of art in the State House yard at Colum bia, 8. C. This is a casting wholly of iron, commemorating the death of many of Carolina's slain, whose names are found in raised letters on two brass tab lets at the base. The success of the oasting consists in its perfect imitation of the living palmetto -the favorite tree of South Carolina. We had heard of this statue in other places, but had never been able to believe tbe stories of the flexible leaves bending in the breeze, supposing this phenomenon an optical delusion; bnt such is Teally the case. The long, thin, leaves of iron,' lifelike even to the hair-like fibers of the twigs and branches, wave tremulously in every zephyr, and the whole tree, painted ar tistically, has so close a resemblance to the real tree as to deceive the aoutest ob server at a distance. f Syracuse Stan dard. : :,; -: ' ,V" - Quinine aa Qnlnldlne Bark. It is now reported that a bark contain ing quinine and quinidine, and-currently known as Cuprea cinchona, imported from Columbia, has recently had a sale in England comparable to the entira amount of the importation of chinchona bark from all other countries. The affinities of tbe tree which produce it, hitherto unknown, have been, traced out by M. Triana. who has found that tbe bark has chiefly derive! ft om two species of Remijia, a genus of. which no species was previously known to pontain quinine. Tbe tree is likely to prove valuable for cultivation in countries where malarial fevers abonnd. It grows at an elevation of from 600 to .3,300 feet above the sea, where even red chinchona will not flourish. .. In England there has been formed a society of young men whose object is the prevention of disfigurement of the fe male form by stays and fashionable at tire. Those fellows had bett6- go 1 They may get themselves in tt juble- if they try to take the corset off g.