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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1877)
THE WEST SHORE
THe West SHoV,
A Sixteen Psgs Monthly Illustrated rapsT, imWished a
IWtund, Orbuom, by
L SAM r EL, 6 Washington St.
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THE OLD AND THE NEW.
The world stood still fur a thou wild vcan
And crept for a thousand mors.
This wonderful world with winjrj for earn,
Like the Messenger irisi uf yore
And WilMd feet ami winded wand,
And a Mng on its either l I.
And more than Mercury wore.
It bridles and rides furnace' fnal
With Bm and baaUMr for ire,
tireat clouds of wliiie from their 'nostrils roll,
And it feeds its hutlBI lire !
Tliey are MhM Muck, the ciiirines swift,
lVneath their heels the distances drift
Like Htiowft from the Arctic Iule !
They rattle across meridian lines
And down the parallels plsjr,
They marry toother the i win is and pine-,
A thousand miles in a day !
Tlie world ha trained u wonderful wire,
A nerve of a unite for iirticuLitc lire,
And taught the lihlninus to aav:
"Hear .Mary, la; mine !" "Carload of wlne'
"Out ton of cheese" "Maria dead"
"Joy ! It's a boy !" -"I'm oomlug tu dine"
"Send soap" -she's married to Fred."
The humblest of words like angels fly
A lliousand miles in the flash M an eye,
XOU hear before they are said '.
Wha- happened at ten jroq know at nine,
Ami von away in the West,
They distance along the lightning, line
The sun in his gulden (est
They talk to-day m UUdfoU tune,
The telegraph turns tin- telephone
And parted kmn are blest !
Think Of a W in a lonely hour,
No beau in a forte miles,
She -it - by the tube .if talking power.
She thinks a minute rtnd smiles.
"I'll call my John," you huicy her to sav,
"He 'ices but a hundred miles wav, '
And bsjtfsfa Hie weary whiles." '
Heboid them at the ends of the line,
Thin .lotm :iliil his bine!; eved boon
His head mid hers totbl wire incline
And she siturs him "ILmiiv Dooo."
He ilghi for the only thing ainUs,
He has a HJloj but ilicii he can't kiss !
He miirht us well be in the Moon I
For emptier limn an Kilt wind's laogb.
Is a luier's klai by telegraph !
Tlie old rid rocked the bane-t- to sleep
And cradled tiie drown wheat.
The scylhes tli.it went uith I rasping sweeh
As they QKrWd their narrow street,
And the new- n knife thev uit to reap
Sickle and cnidtc and M-vihe'and all
Are hi.) in the fafltVa nflMM hall
With cradle for twin, when they dared Npiel
Hid with the bonnet of Legliom flare
And the ilist.iff's head of tow,
Tlie old fct-Movc and the nub-wrought chair.
And liell-en.wned lialsot the ancient Wear,
The wanning ,,m and the little ahecl.
The dusty gho-l of a el h k-ti.L reel
And the trundle lied M low.
It hid by day 'm-aib the (.tmiUi lied,
A ebiekeii under a hen !
I Luc the wrecks .if the day long dead.
The times of the hnmt men;
1 hue to think of the hearthstone fire
'I bat OfUMd ils lie.rt like a large desire.
And rOOn at tal Ic for tell.
The swift world reaw with a Hreleas thing
And inos uiib a hundred i ,
Of the golden i ear ii -.-it iiti.Ht king
Ami tlie strength of a hundred IK en !
ml a Hag
tures uf wrath
f I lo ir path,
Torrents of grain and Umpe-tsof ehatT !
The thresher conies in h. might.
Cm u lichen tin.. iraw ith u grate of laugh.
Cloud, like the thick of a tUihi
A thorn-and nmi power, it t-k.- it rank
With pre sth.it smite the w..rld in tUnk,
h ith tjjn -sIi.hI thought in splendid lino
That in. nil ahrc.i-t to music dltlue
For day that iicut MOMi night !
A century after Christ was ls.ni.
The bmjta r,m kOiM the wind,
And women RtMHtd creation' com
i. er i.tn..i a mime ..r rol!ltd a rill.
Till lordly unit b.ul all diiiei
Thi. mifd dwlarr.! f..r a cvcle or two
The la-t ! Hum. were the idd,
DM js Hi k-mMlfailiers Mod to do -
AboM aa Adam waa told I
And ihoiurht those Mwtng machiiiea the U-t.
I Ami i would were I to U- prewtsl.)
In ntarind hose and iulie. dreusnl
Ami heart far ruber than irold.
So husbands wore out a couple ( Uvea
That atildied their hruds a thev wnmlhl
Ordered a stub for each of their m'tt
And IW i willow to wrep they I - i J.i .
And witudcml what ilia "(aMvklemv" meant,
That seainstrcwM- uwl grvm tmn im1 went
And Kt their comfort at lioii)jlit.
ITiey threshed a few oat with a flail
To elul. kticI out of their h.rt,
I'm., . I dol thewct p to ..-I at the pail.
it hoop a!) reaily to Uart,
Turcisl at a tii for the sake of a pound.
ii.. ! f.ir a well on lop of the irnHiial,
Ami kked the bani with a niL
Ah, had they marrinl a "Sinifcr" "ILme,"
"Uetninutou." "t.n.vcr and llaker."
"Wilwon." ',WiKler," I - " they now,
Mmuld Die ercaturr n4 anit them to aew,
Mbjht bnj dfaffl from the maker
An attaehment without mi bcrt,
That if bndte culd h mendnl hy art,
That .i i aiiiK u the needle' go-cm.
Hum. e i t hum ! "There' oc iilaee like hum.
Nu widower orrowful Ihmw!
Ah, bail Ihcj married a arwinir marUne
Aim! iteu aur w.anati the itoubt,
Not a man of them all would have lu
Two irnvca and two ntotiumrtita out '
flMj pl .w tia) with a w.'idrn enuk
H here Orient tnmirea rule.
The drive a team with a Jrrwy ),
A nxither iii-Uw and a mule '
They aickle the irrain alxait their kneea.
They tan the cfawff with a .Nialhern brweat
Where they shingle shU with old DM straw
And it rains the xhowera,
We went a plow, according to law
Curved like the statutes of , r
"Here U a god," the savages Mid,
They set it on end and twinted it red, "
And enitvncd it with pirlandwl flow.rs.
-JMutadN f. Tkytm
TAKE TIME TO BE HAPPY,
A lady writts fr the Horn Journal some
IHiiiited tnttlis on the oWervanee of which we
Iwlieve many nmy Bttd happiness. She says:
It b the failing of many of the l.usy " Marthas"
of the day that they do not take time eiuiuuh
t make themselves happy, '"the hurry ami I
niBti of every-day .luties, thev are lalwrious ami
pains-takni; for everytjocly'sticuetit exeept their
own. Now this is a great error, ami works a :
L'reat mischief. They wear out Uh soon. Thev I
break down physically ami mentally, and life '
beeomes a hundle of intinnitiea, when it ought i
to be only in its noon-day prime.
Now happiness can be made to tnrn on vr-rv
Uttln biagM, Itie world is full of small
pleasures which skillful cleaners can pick up
if they'll but keep their eyes ojwti to observe I
them. Of course our tastes vary, and what is
pleasing to one might bo a matter of utter in- !
dillm-nce to another. You might care nothing ;
for this tiny spray of "spring beauties" which j
lie on the pajier as I write, but to me thev are ;
like an open page in the pleasant book of my
chihlhood's history. 1 will take a moment's; time !
to rejoice in them, to look at the delicate tracing
(H pink on their p. ail-white jietals, and to re-1
WHAT'S IN THE RAG BAG,
The "tinds" in the rag btg and the rubbish
heap are sometimes not a little curious. A mis
tress allows lletty, the maid, to keep a rag lag,
and iK-eiuaotially Batty yields to the temptation
of puttiug into that hag article? which are cer
tainly not rags. But apart .tout anv suspicion
of dishonesty, valuables find themselves iu very
odd places, tlinnigh inadvertency or forgvtful
nes. We need not say much about such small
creatures as insects, spiders or lizards, that are
found by the paper makers in bundles of es
parto; they are unwelcome intrusions rather
than finds. A iiateut look was once found
among the contents of a family rag liag: and as
it was worth live shillings, the buyer was well
content An old Uttln traycr-look, bought
as waste paper, had a bundle of nails, curiously
linked together, packed inside it Half-sovereigns
and other coins are found in cast-off pock
eta, iu the heels of old stockings, and inside
the linings of dresses. An old coat, purchased
by a Loodon dealer, revealed the fact a joy
ful fact to the buyer that tlie UtU.ua couaui
ed of sovereigns covered with cloth. Throe
pOOndi sterling, in Genua, paper money, found
HMurway him a DanattOI Utnnw rags that
reached a paper maker. The London rag-bri-gadu
Itoys once found a bank chtvkdxaik, and
on another occasion six pairs of new stockings,
iu waste paper and rags which they had
Imught; these unexpected articles were, to the
honor of the brigade, nt 0000 returned. A rare
liud onc occurred in the Houndsditch region.
A dealer of the gentle sex, we are told gave
sevetipence and a pint of lieer for n pair of old
Independence hall is preserved with jealous
care, so that eomiug generations may share with
us the inspiration of entering its portals and re
calling the ohl scene. Interest centers on the
boibuag and it contents, and iu conneetion
with the engraving we give the following de
scription from the pen of a recent visitor: The
cast hall has a goodly namber of historic relics,
most worthy of note among which is the famous
old Uberiy Ml, which rang out melodic for
the sons and daughters of the new laud a hun
dred yean ago, but now ihowt the lingers of
time in a huge lissure. Here is the ohl front
dour belonging to the Ohm mansion, which was
battered and splintered at the siege of German
town. Uresses of "ye olden time" are abun
dant, showing that loving descendants of the
men and women of those days have guarded
them carefully. A piece of one of "Lady
Washington's" dresses is a llowered camhrie
QOite like the gay chintz so much in vogue for
lOOnge OOVeringl now. Here are porrrnit id
all tlie signers ol the Declaration, otlicers of the
Continental army ami members of the timt Con
gress, The lieorgea are there, too. Is it pre j
udue, or do their faces look out from the can
vas crafty, sensual and acllish ,1am and chairs
ami labial used bv Gen. Washington, havo a
nana aooat taem iiumtne Wuugnt tnai they
have been part and paroel of his plain househohl
a toongnt wiueli reilivtns the
The ukIj en. yet etUe! the earth
Ai I. ..1 l.'ii IMkdifc at arhiMil.
We find at MM what letch in i- wurth
a iU: i.iAJa u lesni t.u! a foU.
INDEPENDENCE HALL. PHILADELPHIA
call the old dellgbt I need to feel in every vein
when the April woods were all OBfMCM with
their blossoms. I slmll w the happier all day
for this small boQquot my little girl baibroogbt
me. And I In-lieve, too, that ople are U'tter
for lieing happier. It is ho hard for unhappy
people to lie good or to make others good with
whom they associate. The worry gets into the
voice and the won In, and thev sound snappish
and rasping, and we all know how that ailecta
us. Did yon never sa by a house and hear
a mother scolding her child ? Did it make you
any happier or lietter? What do you supiKHw.
the effect was tioti the child's nature!
Another mistake, is to keep the liest rooms
shut up in gloomy atate for chance guests, while
you conclude that any room is good enough for
your every day use, provided it in tolerably
"handy." Don't do it Kobody deserves thu
l;ir. . airy front chandler so much as you no
body needs it so much. Make it as cheery ami
inviting as you can. Make it oool and shady,
and sweet with How era all the summer tune,
and warm with a nice stove in the winter. We,
all of us need seclusion at times. It makes us
lietter and happier to rest alone for a little
breathing space, wheu one can take up a liook
or pa.cr inaylie, and hav no curious eye glanc
ing in ujmjii us. We can many of us "plan work''
twice as well when "all by ourselves." Havo
your one room, the batl you can afford, and a
iileaiant a you can make it I t it le your
kingdom, where you rule supreme, and take up
your apple t pare there, if yon like it letter
than tlie hot kitchen, and ask nobody's leave
ither. Take time to be happy and to make
breeches; while tin bargain was Is'ing ratified at
a public house, the buyer began to rip tip the
garment when out rolled eleven golden guineas
wrapped up in a thirty- I bank note, VVe
rather think that in strictness of the law the
guineas of this treasure trove lielongcd to the
crown; but fUOft likely the elated buyer and the
i titled seller made merry over tin- srindfalL
Many people, in the days when hanking was
little understood, had a habit of concealing
their spare money about their icrsoiis; thus, an
old waist-coat, bought for a trifle, was found
lined with bank notes. But of all the limls,
wlfttt shall we think of a liahy? A aior man
ufacturer assures us that in a bag of rags
brought from Lagtsom, and opened at an Bdln
burgh paN-r-inill, a tiny baby was found, press
ed almost flat i'hnmifr' Juttrnnl,
A MoTrUa'l PlOHT huh as Eaulr. IU
ceiitly a child was atUcked on Onissu Tetu by
a large eagle, L'pnn hearing the screams of the
child its mother ran into the yard, and when
she discovered the eagle endeavoring Ui carry
Off her child she made a desperate attack upon
the intruder. During tlie light between thu
eagle and the mother the child crawled under
the house, and finally the mother was forced to
retire, as the eagle fought with unusual desper
ation. Several jwrsons were attrai-U'-l ti the
iot by the scruains of Uith mother am) child,
and after tiring several shots at the eagle he Was
finally killed. The eagle was very large.
A Wal l street man want U know what is the
difference between the ilay rate of gold and the
nitrate of silver.
Tlie original Declaration of Indciicndcnce.
with paper brown with age, ink faded and dim,
has a mysterious awe about its immortal word
ing. Close by is thu veritable inkstand into
which those grand men nipped their (pulls, one
after the other, as they traced those names
which the toumi of history shall ever be proud
to repeat The inkstand is heavy and cum
bretis, is made of solid silver, and Wars the
maker's name PhtUp Sytig, fgS. The tint
draft of the Constitution bang! in a frame, a
conspicuous 0DJ001 01 Ulleiilinn.
I There are several (Hirtraits of Washington,
taken at different ages. William I'cnn is here,
iu company with his second wife a wholesome,
plain, sensible sort of a lady. The face of
Francis Key, the author of the Star Spangled
Banner, is iparkling and refined. Manpiii do
Lafayette, the noble Frenchman, is gentle, cour-
teoni and loldierly, in this hall, iii a case, are
numeroui articles of tho tlolet dresses, stom
achers, towels, stockilins, higlidlceled slippers,
laces, over dresses, ribbou, etc., all of great an
tiquity; also table articles, mich as spoons,
, UUVM ami forks, sugar Ih.wIs ami similar
Hen is the celebrated painting by Benjamin
West, depleting Penn'e treaty with the Indians.
The subject is true to life. In the shade of the
loftV woods, the Induutl and whites have gath
ered to listen to their "p.de brother." as he
stands there, cann-llv setting forth tho coudi
tioni of the treaty. Tlie old chicts are gravely
listening, while their eyes are turned calmly
upon hint, us ht stands there, surrounded by
his friends. The women of the trila' have
drawn near to hear the "lug talk," while the
half naked Isiys and girls, with their symmet
rical llinbe, arc amusing themselves near. The
ligures are clear, bold and natural. Here, bm,
are many original letters of Benjamin Franklin,
written in the troublous days of our country,
when his beaii full of loich alitigs lest her
leaden went nol right. Uow his great soul
would be troubled could he have a chance to
obeerve them now! Willi a Ii.ng look at the
many treasures this room contains, I cross the
hall to a room tilled with old portralte of the
prominent men of those days; look at some ohl,
. still and uninviting ohalre and rttaeo. and as-
oend to the two halls above, in whiih the urea.
OUt city council hold their sessions. Both these
n is are tilted up ill modern style, with vows
of desks and a few easy chairs. It was for,
marly one room, known as the banquetinq hail
where, on all slate occasions, the festivals were
held. Here Waabingl leliverad his famrell
a.ldress to the Continental Qmgreae, whose de
liberations took place in this hall. There Is a
sphndid painting npreaenting him in the not of
making this laal rooeoh, which hangs over the
very sjmt where he stood. The city of I'hila
delphU paid SiHI.ISMt for it. and thev'elaim that
It U the moat aooarate Uhenaai of nlm in exhnV
Vauih. A few miles north i Teciitnseh,
Mich,, there is a brick school house, wherein
reigns a muscular young schoolmistress. She
Inouoed the trueteee to brighten the ding walls
w ith new paper, and warned the subjects ol Iu r
little realm that they must Hot delate it. line
young holy willfully ami repeatedly ornronent
ed the new Wall paper willi splashes of ink and
inartistic peonMllllup. The school was dismiss.
ed, the onlpril istainad, the door locked, and
the fertile bran liahad, The pupil rtraoh iwek,
and a handt0kand DOnflioi raged. A brother
and sister of the yuiig rels-1 ran home and
summoned two indignant parents to the scene
of war. The .hnir was Unloohed, the father
breathed out threateiiings and slaughter; tho
mother relied up her sleeves, seized the arm of
the school m istrea. and was eel the isiint of
Istating ami biting her. when hi! a champion
of the oppressed entered. It was h lieaiitiful
young lerrtiemen Who hal driven up in ;, aleigh
IO invite the teacher Ui go with Um to a eon
eett in the vdlage that evening. He searated
the oomhataata. glared at the father, put the
m lus.lmistreas in the "cutti r," ami dfOfw away
orer the aille aad dalee, Afur the eoreert ho
pm h. r a sevcii sliiH.tor, ami Iswle her defend
herself in future like a man.
A Woman's FniKsimmr. It is a wondrous
advantage U. man, in every pursuit or vocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman. In
woman tln re n at BBsM a subtle deliiuy of tail
and a plain soundness of judgment which are
rarely combined r, ,,u etiual degree in man.
A woman, if she le really your friend, will
have a sensible regard for your character, honor
and repute. She w ill seldom counsel you to do
a shabby thing, lor a woman friend always de
sires to lie proud of y(,u. At the same tune, her
constitutional timidity makes her more cau
tious than your male friend. She, therefore,
seldom counsels vou to do an IbiisimiIsiI bUsm
A man's lieat female fnend is a wife of good
' sense and heart