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OMEdO CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 186G.
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Ctljc iUcckin Enterprise.
priiLISnED EVERT SATCKDAY MORXINO
By D. O. IRELAND,
t)FFICE : South east corner of Fourth and
Maix streets, in the building latel- known
'as the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
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i 7 D. M. IYIcKENIMEY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
WILL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
business entrusted to his care,
Okfice One door north of Pell & Parker's
Drag store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
W. C JOHNSON". F. O. M'COWN.
JOHNSON & IflcCOWN,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Vtf Will attend to all business entrusted
to our care in any of the Courts of the State,
collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es
tate, etc. l.j-1
JAMES M. M00RE,
Justice of the Peace City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties appertaining to
the office of Justice of the Peace. sTly
Dr. F. Barclay, El. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. H. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Residence,
Main Street (f2) Oregon City.
Dr. H. SafFarranc,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
OFFICE In J. Fleming's Book Store.
Main street, Oregon City. (-"2
H. W. R0SS7 M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND S UR GEON.
(Office ovar Charman Bros., Mainst.,)
Oregon City. ly
o John Fleming,
DEALER U BOOKS ami STATIONERY.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceived, respectfully solicits a continuance
of the favors of a jrencrous nublic.
His store is between Jacobs" and Acker
man's bricfes, on the west side of Main street.
Oregon City, October 27th, 'OK. (tf
Professor A. J. Rutjes,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
VTTILL be glad to receive a number ot
V V I'upils at his Music Room, at the pri
vate residence of Mr. Charles Bogus. He
will also continue to give instructions at
private residences. No charge for the use
of the piano! My pupils will please give me
notice when ready to commence. S:ly
DAVID SMITH W. II. MARSHALL.
SMITH & MARSHALL,
Black-Smiths and Boiler Makers.
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Blacksmithing in all its branches. Boiler
making and repairing. All work warranted
to give satisfaction. (52
Main Street, one door north of the Woolen
Oregon City Oregon.
"Ym. Iiariow, Proprietor.
The proprietor, thankful for the continued
patronage he has received, would inform the
public that he will continue his efforts to
pleast his guests. (-r,2
CONTRA CTOR and B UILDER,
Main street, Oregon City.
" Will attend to all work in his line, con-
etstiug iu part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended to. (-r2
Fashion Billiard Saloon.
Main street, between Second and Third,
J. C. Mann, Proprietor.
THE above long established and popular
Saloon is yet a favorite resort, and as
only the choicest brands of Wines, Liquors
iand Cigars are dispensed to customers a
..-share of thti public patronage is solicited.
(ly) J. C. MANN.
I West Side Main Street, between Second and
'Third, Oregon, City.
GEORGE A. HAAS
: The proprietor begs leave to inform his
; friends and the public generally that the
: above earned popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort-
ed supply of. the ficest brands of wines,
. liquors and cigars. 52
. Main Street, opposite tlie Post OJicc, Oregon.
E. PAYNE .Proprietor.
The undersigned takes this method of in
forming the public that he has purchased
' the above saloon, ana now oti'ors a choice and
veil selected stock of foreign and domestic
' wines, liquors, etc.,. which cannot fail to
, please those who may extend their patron-VIrc-
The best Lager Beer, Ale and Porter
W. A. ALDRICH. J. C. MERRILL. JOHN M'CRAKE.
M-CRAKEN, MERRILL& CO.
SHIPPING, COMMISSION AND
AGENTS OF THE CALIFORNIA,
XA. Hawaiian and Oiegon Packet Lines.
Importers of San Quentin and Carmen
Island Salt, Sandwich Island Sugars, Coffee
liice, and Pnlu.
Agents tor Provost's & Co.'s Preserved
Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles and Vinegar.
Dealers in Hour, Grain, Bacon, Lard &
Fruit, Lime, Cement and Plaster.
Will attend to the Purchase, Sale or Ship
ment of Merchandise or Produce in New
York, San Francisco, Honolulu, or Portland
ALDRICH, MERRILL & CO.,
Nos 204 and 206 California Street,
M'CRAKEN, MERRILL & CO.,
16 North FroutSireet, Portland.
J. H. MITCFIELL.
J. N. DOLPH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
. Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty.
Office over the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. (ly)
W. LAIR HILL.
31. F. MI LKEY.
HILL & MULKEY,
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS
AT 1 Wo
"inf 7"LL1J both be found hereafter at their
V V Otiice on the corner of Front and
Alder Streets, Portland, Oregon.
FERRY & FOSTER,
Real Estate and Collecting
No. SG Front Street, Corner of Washington,
f- OVERNMENT SECURITIES, STOCKS,
VjT Bonds, and Real Estate bought and
soid on Commission.
Portland, Oct. 18o. 3:ly.
E. G. RANDALL,
IMPORTER AXu DEALER IN
Sheet Music, and Musical Merchandise of
all kinds. Sole Agent in Oregon for
Misson Sf Ha mliii's
CELEBRATED CAB1SET ORGAX !
Steinivay Si Son's
GOLD ISIEDAIi PIAXO FORTES !
First street, next door to t lie Post Oiiice,
Portland Oregon. "4: 1 y
Vhat Cheer House,
Front Street, between Morrison and Yamhill,
3L O'CO-VXOR, Piojirittor,
WOULD -respectfully inforia his patrons
and the public generally that having
moved into his
NEW AND SPLENDID HOTEL,
He is now prepared to accommodate any
number of persons with Board and Lodging.
Each Room is furnished with entirely
NEW FURNITURE, Carpeting, and French
ZT The Table is furnished with EVERY
THING THE MARkirr AFFORDS.
The Proprietor would express himself
thankful fur the continued patronage of the
people for years, he w ould solicit the further
patronage of the public, assuring them that
no expense ov labor will be spared in making
this house the most desirable and agreeable
Hotel in Oregon.
Good Fire Proof Safe for keeping Treasure,
Valuables, &c. This House is OPEN AT
ALL HOURS. Baggage brought from
Steamers Free of Charge. 3.ly.
QucenslVare, 'Lamps, etc.
J" . McHENBT,
Importer of articles in the above line,
would invite the attention of purchasers to
his large stock now on hand.
OA Front street,
2:ly Portland, Oregon.
L. T. SCHULTZ,
-Importer and dealer in
- r 1 a t 1 r
Musical Instruments, Stationery, Cutlery,
Fancy Goods, etc.
10!) Front street Portland, Oregon.
Pianos and all other Musical Instruments
carefully tuned and repaired. 2:ly
Corner of Washington and Front sis.,
Otlie St. NICHOLAS HOTEL, Victoria,
Ji a c in a taken the chow house, icishes to an,
nourtce to the public that he is now prepared to
accommodate gmnU in a satisfactory manner.
Nothing will he left undone, tchU'h is in- the
power of the proprietor to do, to rendjr guest
Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
Plans, Specifications, and accurate
working drawings prepared on. short notice
after the latest approved style. (ly)
A. G. BRADFORD,
39 Front Street, Portland, Oregon,
IMPORTER AND DEALER IN
Wines and Liquors,
Sole Agent in Oregon, and Washington
Territory, for the Golden Statu Champaign,
manufactured by Hoffman, Finke & Co.,
from California grapes. 4: ly
Importer and Wholesale Dealer In
itIjSte wxisrii:s i
BRANDIES AND LIQUORS,
53 Front Street,
Footistcps on tlie Otlicr Side.
And when he saw him, he passed by on
the other side. Luke x. 31.
How many weary pilgrims lie
And watching wait, and Waiting sigh,
For steps that never wander nigh,
But pass upon the other side !
For steps that trampled heart and brain,
Arid made their lives a lingering pain,
And passed and never came agaiu
Lo3t footsteps on the other side.
How many walk with bleeding feet,
Seeking the loved and lost to meet,
While the dear visions flit and fleet,
And vanish on the other side !
While life's fresh love and youth's sweet
Those Eden blooms in earthly dust,
Lie bruised and broken, stained and crushed,
'Neath footsteps on the other side.
And so we watch, and watching sigh,
While youth aiid truth and hope go by,
While life and love and gladness die,
With footsteps on the other side.
And so we wait, with ear and eye,
For one dear echo floating by
A grief, a woe, a wandering sigh,
A footstep on the other side.
O, heavy hearts, that ache and break !
O, heavy eyes, that droop and sleep !
Why must ye ever wait and weep
At footsteps on the other side ?
Why must ye ever lie forlorn,
And ache and wake and weep so long,
Because one footstep has gone wrong
And passed upon the other side ?
Oldest City in the Would. Damascus
is the oldest city in the world. Tyre and
Sidon have crumbled on the shore ; Baal
bee is a ruin ; Palmyra lies buried in the
sands o'f the desert ; Nineveh and Babylon
have disappeared from the shores of the
Tigris and Eu)hrates. Damascus remains
what it was before the days of Abraham
a center of trade and travel, an island
of verdure in the desert, a " predestinated
capital' with martial and sacred associa
tions extending beyond thirty centuries.
It was near Damascus that Saul of Tar
sus saw the light from heaven " above
the brightness of the sun the street
which is called Straight, iu which it is
said '; he prayeth' still runs through the
city ; the caravan comes and goes as it did
one thousand years ago ; there is still the
sheik, the ass and the waterwheel ; the
merchants of the Euphrates and the Medi
terranean still occupy these with the
" multitude of their wares." The city
which Mahomet surveyed from a neigh
boring hight and was afraid to enter, be
cause it is given to man to have but one
paradise, and for his part he was resolv
ed not to have it in this world,"' is to this
day what Julian called the " Eye of the
East," as it was in the time of Isaiah the
" Head of Syria."
From Damascus came' our damson, our
blue plums, and the delicious apricot of
Portugal, called damasco ; damask our
beautiful fabric of cotton and silk, with
vines and flowers raised upon a smooth,
bright ground ; damask rose introduced
into England in the time of Henry VII ;
the Damascus blade, so famous the world
over for its keen edge and remarkable
elasticity, the secret of the manufacture of
which was lost when Tamerlane carried
off the artists into Persia ; and the beauti
ful art of inlaying wood and steel with
silver and gold a kind of mosaic and
sculpture united, called damaskeeing. with
which boxes and bureaus and swords and
guns are ornamented.
It is still a city of flowers and bright
waters ; the streams from Lebanon, the
:: rivers of Damascus," the " rivers of gold"
still, murmur and sparkle in the wilder
ness of " Lyriah Gardens."
The Iukepressible Yankee. A Con
stantinople correspondent of thXew York
Tribune, writing under date of September
27. relates the following doubtful instrmco
of the Yankee persistence and audacity :
Three Americans arrived not long ago
in Smyrna, by sailing vessel, from the Uni
ted States. One professed to be the cor
respondent of the Xew York Ileredd; the
others of Harper's. They proposed to go
overland to the Pacific, via Persia and
China. At Smyrna they bought two old
horses for the three, and started inland,
without any servant, without any inter
preter, without any traveling firman, and
without any money but American gold.
The second night out, they camped by the 4
side of a Turk's haystack, and built a fire
there. He requested them to "move on,"
but. as they did not know a word of Turk
ish, the conversation became complicated.
One of them shook his sword at the Turk,
who took it away from him, and finally
drove them off. One of them lost heart at
this adventure, and ran away from his
companions. He found his wjiy back to
Smyrna, but they camo back after him
and persuaded him to try it again. So
they made a new start, and that is the last
information I have of them. I presume,
from their plans, that they have adopted
our old friend Don Quixote as their model,
and taken " Excelsior" for their motto.
They will be very fortunate if they do not
find lodgings, before long, in some Turk
ish prison. m
Tomato Pie. For this,.the small, round
variety is preferable. Bake in a deep
plate with paste, as for apple pie ; lay the
sliced tomato pretty closely and thick,
squeeze the juice of a lemon in it and an
egg well beaten, with two table-spoonful
of sugar, pour this over the tomato, cover
with bars of paste, and bake in a moderate
oven huli'er three-fpv.u'teri of an hour.
Division of the State.
Some of our cotemporaries aie discuss
ing the policy and propriety of changing
the State lines, taking as a basis of argu
ment the fact that the region comprehend
ed in the present limits of Oregon com
prises a variety of climate, industries and
productions that are not compatible with
one State government It is true that
Eastern Oregon is so isolated from West
ern Oregon, and possesses so entirely dif
ferent interests and pursuits, that there fol
lows, as a natural result, an entire want of
sympathy between the two sections. The
valleys along the seaborad possess every
qualification to induce a permanency that
shall quietly progress and eventually
build up an agricultural, manufacturing
and commercial region on the Western
coast that shall.rival the steady growth of
wealth, population, industrial pursuits,
public improvements and general intelli
gence found in the most favored of the
older Stales. The entire seaboard north of
California and west of the Cascade Range
possesses the elements of power and the
capacities of development sufficient to
form in time a first class commercial State,
great in resources, rich in soil, with a
compatibility of climate that would lead
to no conflict of interests, and would in
sure harmony of feeling and action.
Eventually this great stretch of valley re
gion will be bound together by bands of
iron, and made one by a propinquity con
sequent on the annihilation of time and
space. We can spare the region cast of
the mountains only when we receive the
Fuget Sound country in lieu of it. Then
with harbors inviting the fleets of all na
tions to enter, and a river bringing us the
commerce of a great interior whose fu
ture will insure a development the present
cannot comprehend we could share its
wealth without any jarring or conflicting
interests to interfere. The Sound country
has no prospect of soon possessing a State
government through the rapid increase of
population in Washington Territory, and
. would naturally be satisfied to share the
fortunes of Oregon, of which it was so
lately an integral part. Then the Casca
des from -a more inseparable barrier to
Eastern and Western Washington than in
our own case, and the complaint of con
flicting interests is more loudly heard rel
ative to the geographical division of
Washington than we hear it in this State.
It would be both natural and equitable
that the broad river should flow through a
region possessing identity of interests" and
homogenity of feeling. The Sound coun
try need not be -'jealous" of the Willam
ette ; and the Columbia river country finds
no sympathy elsewhere greater than it
feels for us. With the assent of the peo
ple of the Sound, the change of lines might
be effected ; and they might easily be in
duced to give that assent. The Eastern
part of Oregon and Washington possess, in
many respects, the same climate, the same
character of population and the same
grade of resources. Through this region
are the richest agricultural fields of the
North-west. Such valley:? as Walla Walla,
Grand Konde, Powder River and Clickatat
Hirnish he finest opportunities for raising
immense crops oj all the cereals ; and all
through south-eastern Oregon thes fields
are as rich, where millions of acres are
guarded only by the Indian and outlaw.
Besides these homes offered to agricultu
rists, the vast ranges fitted for pasturage
are capable of being turned into a source
of wealth, only to be equaled, perhaps, by
the mineral districts, which will develop,
as the years roll on, to be second to no
other. A great State, to be named Wash
ington, and to be worthy of the name, can
be created out of what is now Eastern
Oregon and Washington.
While we endorse the movement to ef
fect this proposed change in our State
boundaries, we wish it distinctly under
stood that we are not governed by parti
zan motives. However desirable and
beneficial the change may be at the pres
ent time or may become in the future, it
cannot be effected by any political organi
zation assuming to be its champion. The
question is one in which men of all sec
tions and parties are vitally interested,
and should be dealt with and viewed .in
thclight of reason, unclouded by political
prejudice or party aspirations. Before
deciding upon a question of so much im
portance, all contingent questions should
be considered and amicably decided.
How would the. change affect the tax
payers of the different sections ? would
the Revenue of our State decrease so as to
embarrass us financially ? are questions to
be considered by the people of Oregon.
The same interrogatories will present
themselves to the people of Washington
Territory questions of interest, both im
mediate and remote. Whether the scheme
of division will meet with the approbation
of the people, we arc not able io say ; but
as it is now up for discussion, we, in com-,
mon with many others, would like to hear
a general expression from the press oji the
An Editor with Money to Loan.-
editor of the Solano Herald announces that
h&Las '' a small sum of money which he
will loun, upon good security, at the" cur
rent rate of interest." This explodes the
timedionored belief that editors are an
impecunious race. When one has money
to pay his debts it is considered marvelous,
but li money to loan" seems incredible.
Outside show m;y be purchased, but
real happiness is of home manufacture.
Poisons of Unman Diseases.
The poison of scarlet fever, although it
has never yet been separated and carried
on an ivory point or a lancet, like that of
srnall-pox, is, unquestionably, a solid poi
son. It appears to be thrown off with the
epithelial coveriug of the skin and mucous
membrane. It travels very short distances
by the air, but it holds tenaciously to sol
id articles. We have direct evidence,
detailed, that this poison may be carried
by a letter, by a slipper, and by any arti
cle of clothing. In the wretched homes
of the poor in the agricalhiral districts it
is retained in the thatch, which forms too
often the ceiling of the bedroom. It does
not seem to be communicable by direct
inoculation (although the evidence on
this point is doubtful), but taken into the
lungs or mouth by being inhaled, it im
pregnates the susceptible body, and gives
rise to further disease. Like the poison
of small-pox, it is destroyed at 212 deg.
The poison of measles resembles that of
scarlet fever- It differs mainly in that it
is thrown off from the.bronchial and nasal
surfaces, rather than from the skin. It
has also the property of holding tenacious
ly to solid articles of clothing, and it is
conveyed very short distances by the air.
It is destroyed at 212 deg. Fahr.
The poison of whooping cough as Dr.
Hyde Salter first pointed out is formed,
perhaps exclusively, in one part of the
body namely, in the pharynx or upper
part of the throat. It is essentially a local
poison, very irritating in its nature. By
this irritating property it excites those ex
treme paroxysms of cough which mark
the disorder. The poison tiavels the
smallest distance, and immediate contact
of breath to breath appears to be neccs
sary for its conveyance. We have never
ourselves known an instance in which it
has been carried by articles of clothing.
It is possible that a pocket handkerchief,
used first by a person suffering from
Avhooping-cough, and afterward, previous
ly to its being cleaned, by a susceptible
person, would convey the disorder ; but
this is an extreme case, put rather to show
the difficulty of conveyance than the prob
ability. In our experience the disease has
never been communicated except by the
closest communion as by children sleep
ing together, or playing together and kiss
ing each other, or by a mother communi
cating with her sick child. The poison is
destroyed at 212 deg. Fahr.
The poison of dip Iberia
with even more difficulty
than that of
secretions of the nose
is formed in the
and throat of those
affected, but it seems to be only communi
cable when those secretions are carried
as in the act of coughing by the sick per
son directly and in the fluid form, into
the mouth or nostrils of the susceptible
person. We have even known an escape
after this event, and we are inclined to
think that an abraded mucous surface is
necessary for the poison to take effect
There is no evidence -"whatever that the
poison has ever been conveyed by cloth
ing. It is without doubt decomposed and
destroyed at 212 deg. F&hr.Dr. IlalT.
Tuk Virtues of Bohax. The washer
women of Holland and Beligura, so prov
erbially clean, and wbo get up their linen
so beautifully white, use refined borax as
washing powder, instead of soda, in the
proportion of one large handful of borax
powder to about ten gallons of boiling
water ; they save in soap nearly one-half.
All the large washing establishments
adopt the same mode. For laces, cam
brics, etc., an extra quantity of the pow
der is used, and for crinolines, requiring
to be made stiff, a strong solution is neces
sary. Borax being a neutral sali it does
not in the slightest degree injure the text
ure of the linen ; its effect is to soften the
hardest water, and therefore it should be
kept on every toilet table. To the taste
it is rather sweet j it is used .for cleaning
the hair, is an excellent dentifrice, and in
hot countries is used in combination with
tartaric acid and bi-carbonale of soda as a
cooling beverage. Good tea cannot be
made with hard water ; all water may be
made soft by adding a teaspoonful of Bo
rax powder to an ordinary sized kettle of
water, in which it should boil. The sav
ing in the quantity of tea used will be at
Marriage Made Easy. The Vancouver
Register tells a story about a loving couple
who concluded to become man and wife,
and for that purpose drove to the resi
dence of a Justice of the Peace, but upon
their arrival found the Squire was not at
home. Nothing daunted, they started for
Vancouver, and on their way met Squire
David, and made known to him their
wants. Now the Squire is a thorough go
ing man, and believes in doing what he
has to do, and have done with it, so he
proposed to -'marry 'era right away," and
they were about to alight for that purpose.
" Sit right still," says the Squire, and right
still they sat, and in less than no time the
job was done, and the Squire went his
Enterprising Officials. A shipment of
base bats to the West, was lately -seized
by the Canadian Government, who sop
posed them to be some new and formida
ble Fenian implement of war. On open
ing the package much perplexity arose
among the officials as to whether they
were shillelahs or wooden legs in thc
rough, intended for the wounded in the
Sonora ami L.owci California.
The telegraph is a curious institution.
If it tells the truth it lies, and it lies if it
tells the truth. Not long since, it an
nounced that Chihuahua, Sonora and
Lower California had been ceded to the
United States. Subsequently, it etated
that those States had not been ceded.
Now, one of these statements Is false the
other true. Probabilities are altogether
in favor of the truthfulness of the last
statement made. We do not think that
any Mexican territory has been ceded
to the United States, or that there will be
any ceded unless a very strong pressure is
brought to bear. It is the duty of the
United States Government to make ener
getic use of every means calculated to
secure control of at least Sonora and Low
er California. So long as Sonora belongs
to Mexico, so long will France continue
its efforts to obtain possession of it.
Though compelled by unforeseen circum
stances to cease its late efforts for territo
rial aggrandizement, France will not per
manently relinquish its long cherished and
favorite plan of securing valuable territo
ry on the Pacific. Her efforts have been
devoted to this object for years, and
though temporarily suspended, we may
rest assured they have not been discarded
wholly. No more serious measure against
our National interests could be carried
out than the taking possession of Sonora
by a foreign power. Even with Sonora
in the possession of Mexico, the progress
of Arizona is retarded, and our interests
in that quarter are made to suffer for lack
of an outlet to the ocean. We absolutely
need a port or ports in the Gulf of Cali
fornia, as a depot for the Colorado trade.
That region cannot thoroughly prosper so
long as the mouth of the Colorado is con
trolled by another nation. No doubt ex
ists as to Sonora being rich in minerals.
Its acquisition by the United States would
result in immense benefit to California.
With Sonora under our control, that coun
try would soon be filled up with an ener
getic and thriving population from the
Eastern States and Europe, and thus an
extensive market for our surplus agricul
tural and manufactured products would
be built up handy to our doors, adding
largely both to the volume and value of
the commerce of this city, as well a3 to
Hie value of the property. Sonora as an
appendage of the United States would be
worth more to us, in a commercial point
of view, than are Oregon, Washington,
Victoria and the Sandwich Islands all put
together. As it is, that State is worth very
little to us or any body else. The Mexi
can Government is now bankrupt, and
must experience very serious financial
difficulties in settling up its domestic
troubles. There is, then, a splendid .op
portunity for the United States to step in
and render it the aid necessary, receiving,
as an equivalent, possession of at least the
States of Sonora and Lower California.
The opportunity which now presents itself
of reaping a great National benefij; is too
good to be neglected by men possessed of
average shrewdness, and our Washington
law-makers will manifest very little statesman-like
ability if they allow it to pass
away without turning it to our National
advantage. The benefits to result to us as
a people and to California particularly as
a State, by obtaining possession of that
country, are so great that no effort should
be spared to induce our Government to
take the necessary steps to secure posses
sion of Sonora and Lower California. S.
Tite Bottle. Young man, run your
arm into an adder's den, place a rattle
snake m your bosom, chew the berries of
hell-bore, but leave that bottle alone.
Though its beads sparkle like diamonds or
amber, though the gods may have drank
it, and embalmed it in immortal verse,
though its aroma may be pleasant as the
spice kissing breezes of" Araby the Blest,"
yet avoid it as you would the spotted lep
rosy. Its ruby and diamond and amber
hues are the false lights of the souFs
wreckers, and its sweet aroma is the
breath of a syren who will surely allure
you to destruction. Each drop contains a
devil, and in drinking ye quaff the fires of
hell. Avoid the bowl if ye would not
per ish . Blahslcc.
, Kissing. Much is written upon this del
icate subject " Carl Benson" closes a
learned essay on kissing with the follow
ing very sensible remarks : The man who
would really enjoy this beautiful inter
change of lips and hearts, must not at
tempt to practice it promiscuously. There
should be no limit to the number of
kisses, but a very decided limit to the
number of kissed. Kissing, like loving, of
which it forms no small part, is one of the
sweetest and noblest things on earth, if
confined to one object, or at most, to a
very few. Make it common, and you de
base nd destroy it at once.
Josit Billings Defines His Position.
I am in favor of the Philadelphy Conven
shun ; the Bible speaks about a conven
shun that wuz wunce held at a town called
Babel, out east ; thare wuz so much folks
thare, of different ideas, try in to talk thc
same language, that there tungs wuz sud
dinly confounded tew sute their senti
ments ; this site happen vunce more, and
then we could git at th truth. I am in
favor of tho President's reconslrucshun
policy, if I could only understand it. It
works well in Louisyanner, anl wouFl
work the same way in Yarmount.
The Pacific Coast vs. EraorE. In the
Sacramento correspondence of tho New
York Herald, occurs the following sug
gestive paragraph : "
In its beautiful and sublime scenery, in
its mineral treasures, in its astonishing
fruit-fulness through all the range of agri
culture, and in its climate, the Pacific coast
is the garden of America, in every sense of
the term. These are facte which all who
have written on the subject admit. -Yet
the mass of the people of the Atlantic
States are asleep to them. Would that
even a small part of the great army of
American sight-seers which are overrun
ning Europe, spending money lavishly
among anti-republican foreigners only
to be despised by the pretended aristocrat
beggars there with whom they spend it--would
visit this great portion of our coun
try. Certain it is, that in both money,
health and enjoyment, and in all that is to
he seen in the grand and beautiful in na
ture, they would bo large gainers. All
who do so will go back more proud than
ever of the title of American citizen ; and
in breathing God?s pure air from the lofty
summits of our giant mountains, or wan
dering delighted over their grandly rug
ged sides, where homage to despot has
never been paid, nor tribute exacted but
the thankful tribute of gratitude to heaven,
the tourist must go back with sectionalism
and selfish narrow-mindedness to a great
extent erased, and broad and deep nation
al republican principles planted in their
stead in his nature.
TnE Crown of Mexico. It may be for
gotten that a member of the Bonaparto
family was offered forty years ago tho
crown of Mexico. The story is told by
the Emperor himself in his sketch of Jos
eph, eldest brother of the first Napolecn :
" Whilst Joseph was living as a philoso
pher, Gn the banks of the Delaware, think
ing of nothing but doing good to those
around him, he received a proposal which
surprised and touched him. A deputation
of Mexicans came to him to place at his
disposal the crown of Mexico. The ex
King of Naples and Spain answered tho
deputation nearly in these terms : ' I have
borne two crowns, and I would not take a
single step for a third. Nothing can be
more flattering to me than to see men wha,
when I was in Madrid, refused to recog
nize my authority, come now in my exile
to ask mo to put myself at their head. But
I do not believe the throne you wish to
raise up can make you happy ; and every
day I spend on the hospitable soil of tho
United States proves to me more and more
the excellence of Republican institution
for Americx Preserve them, then, as the
precious gift of Providence. Put an end
to your intestine quarrels ; imitate tho
United States, and look out among yonr
fellow citizens for some one more capable
than I am to play the .great part of Wash
ington.' " From (Euvres tZe Napoleon IIL.
Life in Utah. Speaking of the insecur
ity of life and property in Utah, the Ve
dette remarks : When men feel that eaeli
day they walk abroad, taking their lives
in their hand, and that each night the as
sassin may send them to their long home,
it is high time that something should
done. No matter from what stand point
the recent murder of Dr. Robinson may
be viewed, it discloses a state of seeiety
which calls loudly for remedy. It is a sad
state of affairs when, in a city of twenty
thousand inhabitants, in the heart of a ter
ritory of one hundred thousand people,
and a component part of the great Repub
lic, an entire class of law abiding citizens
the so-called Gentiles feel that ordi
nary prudence confines them to their
homes after nightfall, lest they may bo the
next victim of assassination. This senti
ment, so prevalent in the community, is
not, we opine, the result of a cowardly
fear, or an inexcusable panic, but arisen
from the events of the past few weeks,
culminating in the death of a man who en
joyed the respect of his fellows,. and, so
far as can be ascertained, had not a per
sonal foe in the world.
The Appointing- Power. The Presi
dent's assumption of power to create va
cancies in the public service at discretion,
and then fill them up without waiting for
the concurrence of the Senate, practically
excludes that body from all share in mak
ing appointments ; for all those who are
appointed during the recess hold office till
tho close of the following session. Their
names need not be presented for confirma
tion until the last day ; and if rejected
they may be re-appointed and hold over
another year, and so on during the whole
Presidential term. Itia this usurpation of
powers that Mr. Jolmson .will have to an
swer for. If articles of impeachment are
drawn against him, this will one of the
points brought forward and considered.
So say Butler and Boutwell. Oregonian,
MoRRiBSEY-ij I'ortrait. -A portrait of
John Morissey, of New York, id on exhibi
tion in San Francisco. According to tho
footnotes of the portrait, this Congressman
was born m 1831, is six feet high, weigh
one hundred and seventy pound.-?, and his
performances have been as follows : Beat
Thompson, August 31, 1852, in eleven
rounds, for $2,000 ; beat Yankee Sullivan,
October 12, 1853, in thirty-seven round-
for $1,000 , beat John C. Heenan, October
20, 1858, in eleven rounds, for S2,500 ;
beat Horace Greeley, November 6, 18C6,
in two rounds, for $5,000 a year anl