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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1879)
ALBANY, OREGON, DECEMBER 12, 1879.
On this Space Four Weeks.
S. B. HUMrilUET, Agent.
TVKES TniS OPPORTUNITY TO IX FORM
hid frlcwts ami the public generally, that
Is now settled In his
NEW BUSINESS HOUSE,
on the old stanil next door to P. C. Harper Co ,
where can be found as great an assortment and
as large a stock of
Stoves and Kanges
a can be found In any one house tbis side of
Portland, and at as
LOAV -A. PRICE.
Cast iron, IS rasa &. Enameled
In great variety. Also,
ilwy on hand, and made to order, AT LIV-
Oall on TTIm.
Albany, October 9-2, 187S-5V8
CITY DRUG STOHE.
Comor Rrst aal Ells-wcrti sts.,
Has again taken charge of the
City Drug Store,
HnMVaAa.t l,n uiiFi ra tntorYat of ft. V
KtMW, uoaMwr to A. CatolUers & Co., and is
now reoelv lag a
Splendid ITe-w Stock,
'whioh, ad led" fo "the 'former, renders it very
OHinlete in au f lie uincrentueirinicnii-.
raeltag aa.su red that ail can be .suited in both
Quality &ai Trice,
" oortttally Invites his old friends and cutttom
en tm glc him a call.
Will wwel-e Immediate anl eareful attention
WL alt , day and night.
Pure Wines and liquors for medlcina
K. 77-Sv W
city 3i ajmist :
First street, S door west of t'orry,
AUAar, J t s OBHiO.V.
& G-G2XZ, Prop's.
HA TINS parclmwl the City Market, I will
kr constantly on hand all kinds of Meats
Tory best to hi obtained in the market.
I will strive at all times to meet the wishes of
all who may favor iuc with their patronage.
Vbs pnblio generally ars innted to call at my
irien in want of meats. &&The highest.
mi prlee paid for PORK. aivl0sl3
Sew Goods J New Departure !
f I LLI II ER Y Aft DBR ESS fil AKI N Q J
MRS. O. L. PARKS,
HAVrXG PCjBCHA!EI TUB
Store lately owned by Mrs. C P. lMvis and
-having just added tlieretoa new invoice of late
Choice llflliTiery, r Ssiaaiags,
Bonnets, Hats, c, takes pleasure 1" inviting
theladieaof Albany and vieinity to call a;d
Inspect for themselves. All goods will be sold
at nrices that defy com petti ion.
Ma v la if secured t be services of a first class
I am prepared to cnt, (it, and mnke dresses in
any style desired, at short notice and In a satis
factory manner. - v . '
iJV"M' iwt Clothing for children a specialty
Store on nort h side of First, cast of Kilswortn
street. Tfoa are Invited to call. '.
MRS. O. li. PARKS.
Xsf&HiTila Indiaa Iksaedies. .
A Sure Shot For
XISVIiTR, Ac AGUE.
DCBIXtl A LOSQ KKSIDISCE AMONG
the Indian tribes of the coast and the inte
rior, I have had the ood fortune to discover,
froin the "Medicine" men of the several trilea,
and from other sources, a number ot remedies
for disease incident to this country. consist
ing of roots, herbs and bark, and having been
solicited by many people of thta valley, who
have tried and. proved the efficacy of them in
disease, to procure and offer the same for sale,
I take this means of announcing to ait that,
durintr the past season, I have made an extend
ed tour through the mountains and valleys,
and have secured certain of these remedies
which are a sure enre for , .
Fever sxnei -A-gyne.
Tbooo snffertnj? from A?ti who desire to be
cured, ram leave orders at Mr. ftt.rong's store on
First s. wet, where I wlii furnish the remedis,
rr.iLiiiA- a radutal cure or I will demand no
t.?"Eind;e dolus uj; in 1 packages.
j ? '!,.'-' ,i ,,ui expenses sroaran!ed to Ata
. ) ! (K.uiasi, bOA v Cv, Aug wita, Mula
THE MAN WHO
NEVER AW A BETTER STOCK OF CLOTIlIXj;
NFVER llEARD OF LOWER ntlCKS.
ISTRVER SEEP TO LOOK AM' FARTHER.
NEVER CAX BE BETTER PLEASED.
! ' J
NEVE R WILL HAVE A BETTER CHAXCK.
WHAT, N V R I Xo,never:
Sound to Please" Clothier and Gents' Outfitter,
OF ALBANY, OREGON
2. 2C. SAVAGE, 2IL D.,
Fioniai)b"a Brick, up stairs,
: Albany. Oreirou.
J. A. DAVIS, Si. !.,
KFIUE AN'1 KESIU1SXCK Kirst street.
over lteaueiu s siorc, Aiuany, or. llna'J
5f. IIE.vrOiV, M. !.,
PHYSICIA1T & STJSGE01T.
HAVING PEKMANKNTLY LOCATED I!f
the citv ot Allmny. and entered upon the
THiKTY-FiKTvearot his iractice. respectfully
tenders his professional services to the citizens
of Albanvand surrounding country. Okfijk
at Foshay & Mason's drug store. Uesidence on
nrsi street. njv
C. C. KELLY, M. .,
PZ7SZCZA2T Ss SUGSOXT.
ALBAST, t S OREUOX.
OFFICE IN McILWAIN-nt BRICK BLOCK.
Residence one door north of broom facto
ry, Lyon street. . Ilvl3
D. W. B1LIAKD, X. D.
J. M. POWELL, M. D.
BALLARD c POWELL.
IIiysicians &. argcons,
OFFM-'K rAt Lbanon Urug Store. 112n2
13. CJ-. CLARK,
svoccason toj. a wyatt,
Heavy jand Shelf "Haraware,
Iron, fcteel and JTIst-hanlcs Tools,
Tirstdoor east of S. K. 'Soun,
ALBANY, lvlln40) ' OJtEGOA'.
T- CHARLES HOTEL,
ALBANY, : . OREGON,
Mrs. C. Ilouk, Proprietor.
rrtHIS HOUSE has been thoroughly overhanl
X ed and renovated, and placed in first class
condition tor the accommodation of its guests.
(load Sample Boom for Commercial Travelers.
General Stawe Office for Corvallis. Independ
ence and Lebanon. Free toaeb to and from
WILLERT & Bl'SCII,
j Manufticturers of
Carriages and Wagons.
LARGE stock Carriages and Wagonsconstant
ly on hand. t3T Repairing and job work
done at short notice and In the most skilfull
manner. . ""
a rorr jr Street, Albany, Or.
JAr.lEO DANNALO, .
Iaier and Manuflscturer of '
SOLID UAillOTlESIlOOy SETS
No Veneering No Sham. Also Oregon Ash,
Maole ami Pine 8uit, Spring Beds, Pure
Hair Matrasses. Also-Moss, Wool, PoJn and
Brraw Bed oa iiand and made at Lowest Rates.
Work and goods warranted as njepresented.
Corner & ootid and Ferry bta., llbauy.
IS A CLOTHIER.
i.. FI.IKK. U. K. IIAMl)El;i-.VLN.
FLI.W & t'HAMBEKLAIX,
Attorney at L sl v ,
ALB AX Y, - OKEG02.
OFFICE-In Foster's new brick block, first
door to the lolt, up ptairs. vlinlS
J. C. POWELL W. R. BILT KU.
l'OWJZLL & BIL.YEU,
Attorneys at Law and Solicitors
Albany, - Outaos.
COLLECTIONS promptly made on all iwints.
Loans negotiatuil on reasonable terui.
Oflice in Foster's new block. nlivll
J. K. WEATIIEBFORD,
Attorney sxt Law,
WILL PRACTICE IN THE DIFFERENT
courU of the Slate. Special attention giv
en to collections and probate matters. Office
In Brlggs' building. i47vlO
. K. !i. BLAt UBlRS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ALBANY, t liBKUOH.
PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL
W. B. HfVrilKEY. C. K. WOtVERTOIl.
Uumpbrev A. Wolverton,
Attorneys nil ft t'onnaelors at Law.
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS
of thisState. Office U Froiuan's brick
(up stairs) Albany, Oregon. . Ilnl9
L. II. MOXTAXYE,
Attorney at Law,
ALBANY, - OREGON.
OFFICE Up stairs, over John Brlggs' store,
on First street. vllnlS
C. II. HEWITT,
Attorney ami Counselor at Law.
Office, Old JFbst Office Building, Albany, Oregon.
"W7fit' f.RACT1CE in tho different Conrts of
T T the Stave. vlln53
I. M. COSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OFFICE-In Parrish block, north side First
atreet, Altmny, Oregon.
All business promptly and carefully attended
JUNIUS F. WUITIXG, ARTIST,
Fresco, Sign. Scene,
Pictorial ; DEainti w g-.
DESIGNING A 8PECIALTY.
Rooms 6 and 7, Parrish block, corner First
and Ferry streets, Albany, Oregon. ;
a week in your own town. 5 out flt free.
yDOXo rbtk. Reader-, if you want a business
at which persons of either sex can make pcreat
pay all the time when they work, write for par.
tlcula"'H. Haij.tt& Co., Portland, Me.-
From the Corvallis Gazette.
The Unofficial Report of, the Yaquina j
To the Editor of Gazette. Dear sir :
My recent visit to Yaquina Bay, in com
pany with Capt. G. W. Wood, from the
U. S. Engineers' office, Portland, is so in
teresting iu its results to all the people of
this district that I thought a short account
of it might appear in your widely cir
Mr. Wood sought me in a (letter of intro
duction from Col. Gillespie on Saturday
week, and told me that he was instructed
.by the Commissioners lor selecting a har
bor of refuge on the Pacific coast to make
a careful examination ot the entrance to
Yaquina Harbor within the four fathom
limits. He was to construct a fresh chart
with a'J needful soundings, specially re
porting also as to the nature, shapo and
position of the bar or obstruction.
Being most anxious to facilitate his
wcrk, I enquired first as to any proressional
assistance he needed, and in response to
my invitation Mr. Eina Plhl, one of our
recent Norweigan visitors, at once put
himself at Capt. Wood's disposal. I In
tormed Mr. Wood that we could obtain for
him on the bay the steam launch or Mr
Stevens' large boat, if the weather wns
fine, but that probably at this season of
the year a larger steam vessel, with more
powerful machinery, would be required.
In anticipation of Mr. Wood's arrival, I
had arranged with my friend Kit Abbey to
drive him out, so on the very next morn
ing after he reached licre all was in rcadi
ncss for the start.
We got to Elk City by Monday night,
but had ;o wait till 1 f. m. next day betore
the steam launch was ready to take
ik from Elk to Newport. Tho day
was fine, and the river presented its nsua
broad, amnle. placid expanse. I was no
surprised at Capt. Woods' ejaculation
about two miles above Oysterville, and
nearly ten miles from the sea, " Why
there is more water here ti'an in the Will
amette at Portland." He could not help
expressing his surprise at the large scale
of the river and horbor, stating that he was
not prepared tor'anything like that. .
The first two days after we reached New
port were spent by the Captain and Mr.
Pihl in fixing various i.oints on the north
and south shores and in refixing tho old
marks put np by Mr. Chase in ISOS, and in
building new ones ; the latter work was en
joyed by all hands of us. The bar still
showe'i the: effects ot the terrific storm
which had raged a fi-w days belore, and it
was too rough for the steam launch or lor a
rowing boat, -.lust then the steam schooner.
the Kate and Anna, Cant. C. Lutwns. ar
rived iu the bay, with a cargo of merchan
dise from Astoria and Portland, and our
difficulty was thus solved.
Capt. Wood soon after made his arrange
ments for the hire of the schooner. The
next day, Saturday, at dead low water, we
started tor the bar. On board, in addition
to Captain Wood and Mr. Pihl, who man
aged iho sextants, we had the writer to
record the observations ; Mr. Mackey to
time the feadsmcn and note the soundings,
tnd Mr. Stitts and C. Ohlson to cast the
leads. The last three liad been similarly
employed tinder Mr. Habersham. The
first course was directly out through the
middle channel on Mr. Chase's chart, and,
over the very line marked "heavy and
constant breakers" on the sketch laid
down by the Shubrick surveying vessel in
1872, and shown iu the correr of the same
chart. Now came the test. It the Shu
brick's information as correct, we should
be on the sands iu a few seconds and the
enemies ot Yaquina would curl their lips
with We tsld you so." If the Iriends ot
Yaquina were right in their constant state
ments that the reef was correctly shown
on Mr. Chase's chart ; that it was of sott
rock ; that consequently no change had
taken place and none was to be feared ;
that at the present time there were 12 fi;et
of water on the bar now this was all to
be proved to absolute demonstration or to
be disproved once tor all.
The first position in the channel was
reached and fixed, and the leadsman cast.
" Twenty-four feet" was the cry. In
thirty seconds, 44 Tweuty-four feet," then
sixteen, and then- we were on the bar.
The next east gave twelve ; then twelve
once more ; still another twelve while
the little vessel with her lerble steam
power crossed lull in the face of the turn
ing tide. Then the next cast gave eigh
teen, twenty-four, then thirty, aud thirty
two feet, and we were clear over in deep
water facing the outer reef on which the
waves were surging heavily. The leads
struck every time on rock.and their bottom
ends showed the dints and roughness
caused by the strokes on rock. But how
wide was this shallow ground P Did it
deserve the name "tar," with its sug
gestions of heaped op sand, crossing cur
rents and shifting channels ? Or was it
what Col. Hogg persistently called it at
all the San Francisco meetiugs of the com
mission, 'a mere obstruction ?" The
soundings and observations proved it to be
not more than 150 feet across, f rom 20 teet
sounding to 20 teet.
After one or two courses ontsldo we
entered again, going easily across and into
smooth water, sounding and observing all
The next day we went ont again, ex
ploring carefully both north, and south
channels proylng their existence in each
case verifying Mr. Chase' chart ; but
demonstrating that the centre channel was
at once the easiest to enter and the best de
fined and that which gave tho most uni
We proved indeed the inner and outer
limits of the southern channel with a more
conclusive demonstration than Capt.
Lutjens quite approved, namely, by touch
ing the rocks on either side in six feet ot
water with the schooner's bottom. I over
heard the Captain remark that sounding
was very nice work, but he liked it best at
high water. But no harm was done.
This day we felt and sounded the reef
right across from, north to south, and Cap
tain Wood probed it repeatedly with an
iron-shod pole that he lmd made for that
purpose. Agaia and again the point
struck rock and rebounded in his hand ; we
all noted the scars and marks the rock
made on the iron 4iead. m
So there were the facts, noted carefully
from 40 distinct observations and resting
on, I believe, 200 soundings. The Yaquina
bar extends along the rocky reef right
across the channel from north to south.
It does not exceed ISO yards in width. It
offers three entrances, a wide cue in the
middle, and narrow ones on both nortl
and south. Minimum depth of water 12
feet at dead low water, ave on one point
where the leadsman marked 11. (This
point was on the south side of the middle
channel. There i3 no variation to-day
from Mr. Chase's chart of 1SGS, which is
proved to be reliable in all points. Mater
ial is soft sand-stone rock ; therefore easily
removable by blasting. There is no over.
lying of sand, which only lies on the bar
in the cavities and interstices between
I asked Captain Wood his opinion of the
harbor as to facility of entrance. He ans
wered : " It is what sailors call a 'soldiers'
harbor, because it can be entered, or left in
any wind." I asked htm what should be
done to improve it. He said, " It you
could build a short sea-wall on the. north
and south, using the rocks as foundation
which are there ready at hand, and blast
ing out those rocks in the centre channel.
you would at a comparatively small cost.
have a harbor fit to take in the largest
ocean-going ships which sail 'to San Fran
cisco or Portland."
In this, opinion I heartily agree.
I have,wwiitteu tiiis statement of fact3,
Mr. Editor, that you may have material on
which to base the strongest appeal to all
your readers to treat this question as one
above and apart from party altogether.
With this natural outlet so improved as to
accommodate the traffic inwards and out
wards that wid most certainly flow there,
all interests in the centre and upper part
of the valley will be served ; to Benton
cor.uty as a whole, and to this town of Cor
vallis, it is impossible to exaggerate its
importance. Senators and Congressmen
are mortals alter all, and need reminding
from time to time that watchful eyes are
on them, ready to appreciate every earnest
effort for the common good of- their con
stituents, l or a national work like this
we hare .1 clear right to national aid ; it
needs only that a strong, united and per
sistent effort should be made.
I am, sir, yours, &c,
CORVALXIS, Nov. 2Sth, 1S79. .
The Rain Tree.
Some travelers in Colombia, South
Ameiica. in traversing an arid and deso
late tract ot country, were struck with a
stranze contrast. On one side there was a
barren desert, on the other a rich and lux
uriant vegetation. The French Consul, at
Loreto, Mexico, says that this remarkable
contrast is due to the presence of the
44 Tamai casp," or the rain tree. This
tree, which grows fo a hight of 'sixty feet,
with a diameter of three feet at its base,
possesses the power of strongly attracting,
absorbing and condensing the humidity of
the atmosphere. Water is always to be
seen dripping from its trunk in such
quantity as to convert the surrounding
soil into a veritable marsh. It is in sum
mer especially, when the rivers are nearly
dried up, that the tree Is most active. If
this admirable quality ot the rain tree was
utilized iu the arid regions near the equator
the people there living in misery on
account of the unproductive soil would de
rive great advantages from its introduction,
as well as tho people of more favored
countries where the climate is dry and
droughts are frequent.
A Zulu Tradition. -
A missionary making a journey through
Zuluiand was entertained at a native's
hut. Au old woman from a distant place,
where the people had never heard of God
or the Bible, related the, following tradi
tion : 4 Ono of the Zulu ancestors long
ago stood by the river, lifted his' stick, and
the water stood up like walls, so that the
people pasted over on dry land." She
told of another who had slept and dreamed
of 44 climbing way up" to the sky,- with
the 44 maids of heaven" going up and
down, arid of his waking and placing
stones to mark the spot. ' Also of a boy
who had slain a great giant with stones
from the brook.and who afterward was
made king. Those must be traditions of
Jaeob at Bethel, the passage ot Israel oyer
the lied Sea or the Jordan Kiver, and the
slaughter of Goliath by David.
The Government of Belgium is consider
ing the policy of purchasing all the rail,
roads of that kingdom, thajithey may be
operated more in accordance with public
interests. This Is the Prussian plan, and
seems to be the . only practicable one yet
devised. - , : ...
England Is not in a condition to be anx
ious for a war on a colossal scale. Neither
Is Russia. Nation can right, however,
when too-impoverished to do anything
A city Rnllt I'oou Tree-. on- IU
Canals, Churches, Ktreets and Iliiild
Injrs A Famous Hrhool. .
Originally in the misty and troifbled
past a collection of fisljerraen'a liut,
where . amphibious inhabitants there
sought to escape the depredations of
oppressive and warlike oeigliborp, Am
sterdam lias in the lapse ot time become
not only the important city of this part
of Europe, but the mother ot our own
American metropolis. Gradually in
creasing by events which have no spec
ial record in history, its location became
a fixed and permanent tact. Material
interests identified with it offset the
barriers of nature and established it as
a center cf trade and population. The
obstacles of its situation have been
overcome by. the ingenuity and labor ot
generations of men, and still require a
vast annual expenditure ot money
and work to maintain the city on its
artificial foundations. The entire city
is built upon piles, and unless ravages
ot decay are promptly repaired the
Dutchman's house may come down on
his head. It was no id 1 3 boast of
Erasmus that he knew of a city where
the people lived ou top of high trees
like rooks, for the forests of. Norway,
here transplanted for the piles, in their
new service, bear upon their high
trunks the city and its inhabitants.
Amsterdam is called a vulgar Venice.
Superficially the comparison is just, tor
it has little of the marble beauty and
the romantic charm of the famed spouse
ot tho I Adriatic. Its sluggish canals
are discolored aud unsavory in odor
and appearance , no light gondolas or
pleasure boats skim their surface, but
llie fantastic, clumsy craft built ai d
used for practical purposes take their
place. The banks are bordered by
queer, grim, antique buildirgs, with
little display of architectural , beauty
and pretentious to vie with the palaces
of its southern prototype. Uut behind
the dingy, practical aspect of its exter
ior is a scrupulous aud
Thai has always characterized the in
habitants in private and public affairs
a culture, prosperity and enterprise that
gainsay any epithets that might convoy
any different impression. One of the
first features that strike tho stranger on
his visit to Amsterdam is the novelty
of tho view and Everywhere streets
greet his eyes. The broad canals, the
highways ot local and distant traffic,
tilled with market-boats and all the
peculiar ; and nondescript craft of the
pattern of ages ago, which conservative
Holland retains tc the present day, the
narrow streets or alleys between the
canals, where the sound of a cariago or
rumbling wheel is seldom heard, and
where with difficulty the sunlight
struggles down between the high build
ings by which they are flanked, the in
numerable bridges which one must cross
iu all his perambulations all convey
an unusual and uot unpleasant impress
ion which is one ot tho grand effects
that the traveler most likes to experi
ence. Everything has the appearance
of having been squeezed into place and
kept there by that process. All the
buildings' are placed end to the streets
or canals, where with very narrow and
lofty fronts surmounted Jby the gable
end of a peaked roof This gives tliem
the appearance of being wedged iu so
as to contract their originally intended
dimensions. From the decay or set
tling of the piles now and then a build
ing is jostled out ot the perpendicular,
aud nods in a most friendly and patron
izing manner towards the passers-by
below. But the inspection ot buildings
is so rigid and vigilant and the instan
ces ot their falling so rare thai, their
leaning condition never excites any ap
prehension. It you stand at the head of
-one of the streets or look down the vistas
of one of the canals and note the solemn
old structures swaying this way and
that as though undecided what to do,
it makes! one stop and contemplate
whether his eyes and head sufife from
the- obliquity be soes. The effect is
And gives an idea of a want of stabil.
ity which 'really does not exist. The
buildings are mostly of a dark colored
brick joined with while cement, , Some
times the gable end, the cornices or
door-posts are painted some fancy color,
which gives a fantastic and not particu
larly tasteful appearance. The cleanli
ness of tho Dutch is proverbial. One
of tha duties and pleasures of li!o is to
scrub the insides and outsidcs ot J-""
houses, XO" wash the jdewal'
doorsteps, and keep the surr -
dripping with soap aud water. I am'
constrained to t&y, however, that I be
lieve that this custom comes more from
the deeply seated habits of fbe people'
than from any superior or innate lore
of that quality which is described', as" -next
to godliness.. Churches are' al
ways an interesting element of a. city's"
composition, as they often date back far
into past generations and display the'
sober, religious and secular sense Of the"
people. Here they are as gray and
peculiar as the rest of the buildings, .
severe in their outlines,- simple and cold'
iu their interior, and theif high towers'
devoid of those embellishments and? tbe
graceful architecture that often ercitel
l he awe and reverence of even the het-'
etic and urilioly. Some ot them trorn,'
the associations from the scenes they '
have witnessed, which through hem '
seem to be crystallized fntO visible'
events of history, naturally have an in-1- "
teresv beyond their material structure.
Many of them have chimes of bells
which play during the hours. Tne ef-' '
feet upon the stranger at first is pleas
ing, but as time goes on and he hears
the same tunes runs; out in their
changes, hour after hour, and has bis
thoughts by day and dreams by night
invaded by-continual tinkling repetition'
of airs whose familiarity finally breeds '
contempt, the music becon insipid and
nionotonous,and he nnammoosly perhaps'
profanely resolve that ffutomatio'
chimes are a nuisance.- Bat though"
Amsterdam may be outwardly devoted'
PEACnCAt, AND PBOriTABIJS
In life, she does not at heart lose eight
of the esthetic. Art has here some of
ite most gifted patrons, Stid tbe memory
of the great artists who lived here and
flourished, and gavo a world. wide fame
to the Dutch school of painting, is hal
lowed with domctftio . fervor. Several'
galleries offer tte?r attractions, and con-'
tain in the long list of f alaable pa rat
ings the masterpieces of RembTandt and
other native artists, many of which pos
sess, bi:side their wonderful artistic
merit, a local and patriotic signification.
Outside ot the cltf proper, with its net-'
work ot narrow, crooked thoroughfares
aud dirty canals, are spacious and" ele
gant environs, where public and private'
taste is more fully displayed. Here are'
the parks and zoological gardens, better
arranged and far more interesting than
the much boasted ones of London.
Amsterdam is certainly a most interrt
ing city to visit. There is a quainlne
about it, a primitive - antiquity and .
peculiar old style, that pleasantly con-
trasts with the newness and elegance and '
modern regularity ot most ot the Euro- . '
pean capitals, and especially ot oar
American cities. Parts of it seem to ;
have stepped out of the thirteenth or
fourteenth century and to retain the
aspect which we associate with ages so
long 'gene by. Even if such age doe
not hallow particular localities',' the
devious narrow streets, the somber,
curious buildings and the hoary appear.
anca convey an impression as though
everything had been molded under the
hand of lime and tinged and tempered
in its flight. It is an agreeable pastime
to wander at random through its laby
rinth ot ways, to . thread its many .
bridges, acd saunter by its canals, with ,
none ot the usual rumble and roar of
city to oppress .the ear; to note the
busy life, the sturdy thrift and enter- '
prise to inspect tbe shops,-gay and rich
within amid their display of goods to
feel that you are mingling in . scenes "
such as have not theif counterpart all'
tbis produces . those novel sensations
and the mental exhilaration which are
the zest of travel. .
There is but little probability thai
the proposed plan for harmonizing" the
rival democratic factions in New York
will be successful in producing a hearty,
earnest and effective reconciliation tor
the great uational contest of 18 SO, unlet
the pacificators shall enlarge the sphere
ot their visions so as to embrace the
wholo country. : The aiiti-Tilden demo.
cracy are by no means confined to the
territorial limits ot the r.mpire state.
For reasons which it is needle to ;
marshal here, the, disfavor with which
the renomination of Ttlden is regarded
throughout the union- has becotno a
positive. emDhatio. implacable anlaiso-
nism to both the man and his methods.
No armistice which 'does not relegata
Mr. Tilden to the privacy of Graccerey
Park will prove acceptable to tr.e un.:r.
rifled democracy of the cation. , . , . .
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