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ALBANY, OREGON. FEBRUARY 7, 1873.
Heccl.er on Labor.
P UTJ.AR ERRORS IN T1IK KDITCA.
WOX OF AMERICAN YOUTH TI1K
OKKAT PASTOR OK PLYMOUTH
NOT A POWER IN V ASillNUTO.N.
Last night, (Nov. 12th) Ply
month ( Imrcli was densely crowd
ed. A force of police was stationed
al tlie door to restrain the eager as
K'tiiblage from over-riding the ush
ers. Inside the church, before the
hour for services, there was a bttius
as in a thtafer before tlie curtain
rises, At 7:25 the choir entered,
and rive minutes later the Hev.
Henry Ward Beeeber mounted the
rostrum and threw oil' his heavy
Tlie choir sang, "The Lord is my
Shepherd, I s!:all not want." This
was followed by a chapter from tlie
Scriptures. Then the 1,27 2d hymn
was sung, all standing except Mr.
Heeeher, whose e'ear voice rang out,
singing "On Jordoi
banks I stand." After a prayer the
1106th hymn was sung: "O Zion,
when I think on Thee." Then Mr.
lieecher took his text from Ephe
sians iv. 28 :
Let him that, stole, steal no more;
but rather let him labor, working
with his hands the thing which is
good, that he may have to give to
him that needeth"
That is tlie pattern of a reformed
man, said Mr. I'eechcr. Some peo
ple gain their living without earn
ing it It causes suspicion of slight
ofchftiid. i et him that stole, steal
no more. It is necessary to have
been a thief to steal, but there is a
great deal of stealing not done by
thieves, and 1 advise all those who
obtain their livelihood in an im
proper wav to earn it in a proper
"IIY Till NWKVr OF THY BROW,"
Every man should earn his own
living. I do not say it is a misfor
tune to be bom rich, but I do say
that of one hundred men born with
money and one hundred men born
without it, the cliai.ces to lind vir
tue and happiness are better in the
last hundred. He who is Iwrn in
life to rise early to work to earn his
living is a happy man. A man who
works is healthier and happier than
he who does not, and he is, more
over, debarred from those tempta
tions which spring from the posses
sion of wealth, and those pitfalls
thai have ruined so many young
men. It is not only necessary to
earn our own livelihood, but we
must rise with the sun in summer,
And before it in winter, and work
with our hands. There is no deg
radation in labor, it exalts the
man. It was not discstecmed in
earlier days. Only in Greece and
Koine it was dispised because the
Greeks and Romans owned slaves.
That nation to which we owe so
much, and from which we have
lean ed so much the Jews taught
their children some little craft,
and they were not drudges. A
drudge in a man who labors with
his hands and has no mil d to con
trol him, no conscience behind it, no
Hit. BEKi'HER A8 AN ACTOR.
If I were a cabinet maker, do you
-uppose . con d construct a cradle
without singing a lullaby all the
Lime? Laughter. Omd 1 saw,
plane and rub; saw, plane and rub,
t imitating the moveine t ot these
tools), ai.d not put my heart in the j
work? It I did I would bo a i
drudge. The builder is a drudge j
who, every time he drives a nail, '
wonders where he can get a poorer
and cheaper one.
Men tell us that a man's charac
ter may bu t il by his writing. I j
can tell you the character of the J
builder, architect of a cold, big house.
That man would Ho heartless aud
b lodless. put go into a nice, warm,
ti y house, and yon would find out
that the man who built it was a so
cial, good man, with a heart and
Men do not like labor because the
worker ranks lielmv the thinker.
That's a democratic feeling. I say
i'm just as good as any other man,
because all men are equal. I beg
pardon ; all men are not equal in
size, height or girth ; not equal in
virtue; but all men are civilly equal
before the law. When a man says
"I'm just as good as any man," it
: may be so, and it may not be so.
J When the universal man says it,
i it's a lie.
That has Iieen the grand blunder
of the Communists and Internation
als. They wanted all men equals
with unequal means. The most
productive iart of man is the ani
ma'. A man shears a sheep and
there are five hundred men in the
same township that can do the same
; thing. '1 lien the wool is sent to
the manufactory, but there will not
be five hnndred men, who can
weave the tine cloth. 7'he result
is that the man who shears gets one
dollar a day, while the weaver gets
three or four dollars a day. 7'his
is the result of brains and educa
tion. true respectability.
In Ohio, when I lived there, I
knew eminently educated German
gentlemen earning a dollar a day
breaking stones on the macadam
ized road. Measured by avocation
they were low; but they were
thinkers, ranking higer they were
A man who has been a hard
worker all his lite savs to himself :
"'. have a smart boy. I'll give him
chances I never had. I'll give him
a good education. Yes, I'll make a
lawyer out of him." immoderate
laughter In the month of June
there will lie 500,000 blossoms on
every apple tree. There will be
about 300 apples, and the remain
der will drop to the ground. It is
the same in all professions. Out of
eveiy 500.000 candidates there will
only be 300 professional men.
THE CTRSK OF WEALTH.
7'he great trouble is that men are
more anxious to lie rich than to be
happy. I never knew a minister
who warned his people about being
extravagant who refused a good
salary. I never derided wealth,
never exhorted you about being eco
nomical, for you would just as lief
walk into my yard and say to my
cows, "O, Alderneys, lie careful of
your milk !" Laughter.
A man may be rich and yet Vic a
fool. ,Of one hundred who have
wealth, but one knows how to use
it. The insane notion that if a roan
only had wealth he wouldn't want
anything else, 1 as been the ruin of
many young men. Sudden wealth
and immense wealth are the dream
ot many men in cities who have left
their farms and workshops to come
here I venture to say that there
are 5,000 young men here between
20 and 30 years of age who have
nothing to do.
NEW YORK MNWTX OF THEM.
I do not wish to be disrespectful;
ask oie of them if they can do a
day's work. He will answer. No.
Arc wu good on shipboard? No.
I've never been to sea. Can you
make a chair ? No. Are you a
blacksmith ? No. Are you a car
ieiiter ? No, Is there anything on
God's earth that vou can do ? No,
not a thing. Laughter. Now think, j
what can you do? Well, I'm a good i
book-keeper. Laughter. 'hey can
do nothing aud can get nothing to
do. Not alone is this the case in !
New Yo,-k, but in all the largo
cities in the L'tnon.
what i'iiey Uooirea k
Thousands of young men would;
starve to death on a i.tiudred acres
of land, because they couldn't raise
corn. 7'hey would be houseless
and homeless in a lumber yard, and
barefooted with all the leather in the
swamp at their command. 7'hey
have abandoned work and want
something nice and easy. I think
that the respectable German in his
six-by-nine attic pegging away at
his last, is much more respectable
than the young man who left his
fathers farm before he learned to
work. You ought to go to my
house and see the number of appli
cations that are made to me daily.
Why, people must think that I own
Central Park' aud Prospect Park,
and the Navy yard. Laughter.
?'hey won't believe that I've no in
fluence at Washington. Laughter.
I sympathize with them and assist
them when I can. I never say,
"Young maN, go West." Loud
laughter. I try to encourage them.
A WORD TO THE RICH.
Mr. Beecher then addressed him
self to the wealthy members of his
congregation, and said: "Even if
you are worth a million to-day,
your sop may be forced to beg his
bread because he can't work. Your
daughters cannot be chambermaids,
or cooks, or washerwomen, what's
to become of them? Laughter. In
one thing I would have you Judia-
ized. There is an old and true
Jewish proverb which says, "He
who brings up his child without a
trade, brings him up to steal." The
papers tell us of people going to
seek their fortunes in America. It
should be, work for their fortunes.
"Ihll your children to work. 7'hey
say it will kill them. Shall they
live? No. Laughter. Shall they
commit suicide ? N; What then ?
Simply this: "Eat the bread you
earn, or don't eat."
Mr. Beeeber closed with a touch
ing peroration in which, speaking of
the rising generation, he said : "Let
them be men who earn their living
by the sweat of their brow, and who
can hold up their big, hard hands
and say they never took a penny
they did not earn. '
The following is said to be the
means used by the professional rat
catchers of IVis to destroy the
" They take a deep tub with wa
ter on the bottom, and a little ele
vation in the middle like an island,
on which is only space for just one
rat to sit on. The top is covered
and has a large balanced valve,
opening downward ; on the middle
of this valve a piece of fried wrk
or cheese is fixed, and when tlie rat
walks on it to get the cheese, the
valve goes down, drops the rat in
the water, and moves back in posi
tion. A road is made from the rat
hole to the top of the tub, by means
of a piece of board rubbed with
cheese, so as to make the walk at
tractive for the rats. In the course
of a single night some ten or iwen
ty, or even more rats may go down;
and if the island were not there,
they would be found most all alive
in the morning quietly swimming
around ; but the provision of the
little island saves the trouble of
killing them, because their egotistic,
instiiict of self-preservation causes
them to fight for the exclusive pom,
session of the island, of whic4i, in
tho morning, the strongest rat is
found in solitary possession, all the
others being killed or drown!
This may do for Paris. We do
not know how it would answer,
An enterprising citizen of Marys
villelast week dug out ten polecats
from oi io hole, i !e now creates a
decided sensation wherever he ap
pears ayd has to roost on the front
yard e. ce nights, as his wife won't
lit him ci me into the house.
A .Hother'a Tart.
7Tie mother was sewing busily, ;
and .losie, sitting on the carpet lie
side her, and provided with dull,
rounded scissors and some old mag
azines, was just as busily cutting
out old pictures.
"It would litter the carpet," so !
said aunt iVartha, who had come in
for a cozy chat. Mamma knew this ;
but she knew, too, that a few min
utes work would
make all right
again, ami Josie was happy
All went well till the little boy
found that he had cut off tho leg of
a horse that he considered a marvel
of beauty. It was a real disappoint
ment and grief to the little one.
"Mamma, see !" and, halt crying,
he held it up.
"I lay he's holding up one foot,"
the mother said,qnicRly.
"Do real horses, mamma?"
"Oh, yes, sometimes."
"I will," and sunshine chased
away tlie cloud that in another min
ute would have rained down.
It was a little thing, the mother's
answer ; but the quick sympathy,
the ready tact, made all right. The
boy's heart was comforted, and he
went on with his play, while the
mother seweu quietly, with no jar
of nerves or temper, and auntie's
call lost none of its pleasantness.
"I'm tired cutting pieces, mam
ma," said Josie after awhile.
" Well, get your horse and wag
on, and play those bits ot paper are
wood, and you're going to bring me
a load. Draw it over to that cor
ner by the fire, and put them in
the kindling-box; play that's the
Pleased and proud, the littleteam
ster drew load after load, till the
papers were all picked up, without
his ever thinking he was doing any
thing but p ay.
"Well, I declare," said aunt
Martha, "old as I am, I've learned
one thing to-day and I wish Emily
would' come in and take lessons, 1
Mrs. Waldo looked up in stir
"What do you mean, Auntie?"
"Well, I spent yesterday after
noon over there (the old lady had
a weakness for visiting, anil was
"auntie" to the people general'y),
aud things were in asnarlaud tiigh
lielow all the time starting with
less than Jessie's given you a dozen
times since I've sat hero, l've had
a good talk with you, and you've
given me pleasant thoughts for a
week to come ; over there we
couldn't hear ourselves speak. It
was, 'Don't do that, and 'You
uaughty child,' spill, aud scratch
and break and tumble, scold and
slap, half the time. Emily means
well ; she lov.es her children, and
never spares herself sewing for
them, or nursing them when they
are sick. She. has a world of pa
tience some, ways, but she don't
seem to havva any faculty managing
them. We,l, well,. I'll seud her
over here, only I won't let on why,"
and the old lady rolled up her knit
ting, as tho bell rang tor tea.
A little tact, springing from
thoughtful love, how good it is!
. triflr' Magazine,
Tun Bottom ok It. , young
drug clerk committed suicide in
liristol, a tew days ago. At the
inquest, the Coroner asked a fellow
clerk of the deceased if he knew
of any cause for the suicide. "No,"
was the reply; "he was getting
along very nicely, and was going
to be married next month." " Go
ing to lie married next mouth, was
he?" exclaimed the Coroner.
That will do. We've got at the
bottom of this business."
A gentleman in Hartford, Conn.,
i-ecentjy run a forty-foot icicle into
" Episcopal laaab
" Are there any Episcopalians, in
this vicinity, madam?" asked a
tall, thiu strangerot Mrs. Artemus,
as she stood in the (pen door, in
answer to his knock.
" Any which ?"
Now, it Mrs. Artetaus had a
failing, it was that she never would
admit that she could possibly be
ignorant of anything. She always
knew all about any subject men
tioned. So she answered ;
" Episcopalians ! Wall, we don't
exactly know. My John he's my
son lie seen somethin' out'n the
corn-field yesterday. He didn't
really know what it was, but I told
him I guessed it was a chipmonk.
But now yon speak on't, I'll bet it
was a Episkerpalium. And my
next neighbor, Parmer Hawkins,
he said he shot at somethin' that
same day that John see his strange
crittur, and Parmer Hawkins he
thought it was some wild crittur
that had got out of some managery
somewhere. Anyhow, I think
that's a Episeopaling, too. Be
they bigger'n a chipmonk ?"
" You misunderstand me, mad
am." " Wa l, you iieedn feel oneasy.
Ef there's any Piscoiaaliums in this
here neighborhood, you can jest,
make up your mind that they'll git
shot ! We air too feeton' a com
muirity to let things run, at large
which mout destroy and devour
somebody. Come in wpn't.ye?"
u No, ma'am. How, far is it to
the nearest town ?"
"About six milcR-, IInv you
got any friends there ? Cos if you,
have, ( knoW a'most everybody in
that town. You're, a, minister, I
" I am, madam.''
" Air you a.hardshell Baptist, or
" No, ma'am ; LamE a well,
one of the old school. Good morn-
Among the inventions, for which
patents have recently beeu obtained
in tlie United States ate th follow-
A device for attachuigbutitoiiB to
clothing with a screwdriver.
Au attachment to pianos so that
the strings may be touched mid
length by a pedal movement, and
a sound similar to a violin or guitar
A child's carriage, so arranged
when the handles are dropped, a
pawl stops the wheels aud arrests
motion at once, and, when grasped,
the pawl is released.
A pe cil-sharpeuer that is also a
handle for stumps of lead-pencils.
Breastpins aud. ear-rings, with
tulies to hold artificial dowers.
Au apparatus tor drawing on
boots, consisting of a strap passing
around the body: below tlie waist,
having at each end a hook.
A medical compound for t!io
small-pox, composed of saltpetre,
gum camphor aud charcoal.
A lady's comb, passed into the
back hair iu the usual manner, and
the leaves al owed to overlap and
press upon the chignon, a spring
serving not only to retain th orna
ment in place, but the chignon also.
A toy bank, in wjiich an automa
ton banker stands to receive money,
and, when a.spring, is disengaged,
he turns aroiunl, the door is shut,
and the money is deposited in the
back part of the bank.
This is the worst year that has
ever been known in Kansas for
pulling guns out of the wagons
muzzle first. A woman in Jewell
county has just puled one, and no w
Itas to part her hair on th sUe
that her only arm is on.