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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FJEBRUAMY 9, 1867.
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I)C UJcckln (enterprise.
PCBLI3HED EVEBT SATURDAY MORNING
By D. C. IRELAND,
OFFICE: South east corner of Fifth and
SIaix streets, in the building lately known
as the Court oc&e, Oregon City, Oregon.
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F. & A. 31.- -if olds its regular
communications on the first and third Sat-
days of each month, at half past six p. m.
Brethren in good standing are invited to
attend. By order of W. M.
Oregon City, Nov, 6th, 1866. 3:ly
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34S of O.E Meets every Wednes-
' 0jay evening at 7 o'clock, in the
Masonic Hall. Members of the order are in
vited to attend. By order Jf G. 3:ly
Willamette Llge Xo. 151. O. G. T.
Meets-every Saturday evening, at the rooms
" S.E. earner of Main and Fifth streets, at 7 1-2
o'clock, isiting members are invited to
By order of W. C. T.
Permanently LocaUd at Oregon City, Oregon
Rooms over Charman k Bro.'s store. Main
W. C. JOUN'SON'. F. O. M COWS.
JOHNSON & iyicC0VN,
OREGON CITV, OREGON.
5"F Will attend to all business entrusted
to our care in any of the Courts of the State,
a collect moneyPuegoiiute loans, sell reai es
tate, etc. Q
-Trarticular attention given to contested
laud cases. l.yl
D. M. McKENNEY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Lai.
WILL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
business entrusted to his care, Q
Oi fice One door north of Bell Parker's
Drug store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
S. HUELA T,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ogou City, Oregon.
Office over Charman & Brother. 8:tf
JAMES M. SfbOBE,
Justice oj- the Peace cb City Recorder.
Office -In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City. . ,
Will attend to the acknowledgment oj
deeds.gand all other duties appertaining to
the office of Justice of the Peace. 2:ly
Dr. F. Barclay, BX. R. C L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the lion. H. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Restdencet
Main Street. ... .(52) Oregon City.
0 Dr. H. Saffarrans,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
OFFICE In J. Fleming's Book Store.
Main, street, Oregon, City.
EALEIMn BOOKS an4 STATIONER'.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceived, respectfully solicits a continuance
of the favors of a generous public.
His store is between Jacobs' and Acker
man's bricfes, on the west side of Maiu street.
Oregou Cityj October '27th, '66. (tf
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Professor A. J. Rutjes,
TEACHER OP MUSIC.
TJILL be glad to receive a number ot
V f Pupils at his Music Room, at the pri
vate residence of Mr. Charles Log us. He
will also continue to. give instructions at
private residi'nees. No charge for the use
of the piano. My pupils will please give me
notice when ready to commence. G:ly
DAVIO SMITH W. II. MARSHALL.
SMITH & MARSHALL,
Black Smiths and Boiler Makers.
Corner of Main and Third streets,
'Oregou City Oregon.
Blacksmithing in all its branches. Boiler
making and repairing. All work warranted
i-o giis satifteiion. (50.
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Q BARLOW HOUSE,
Wain Street on-Pdoor north of the Woolen
Oregon City P. ....... . .q. Oregon.
t The proprietor, thankful for the continued
public that he will continue bis efforts to
pleast liis guests. : '.(52.
CONTRA CTOLand BUILDER,
Main street, Oregon, City.
Will attendjvto all work in his line, con
sisting in pnrvof Carpenter and Joiner work
-framin, building, etc
o TO SUBSCRIBERS.
W0u WANTED. Cord Wood taken
in payment of Subscriptions to the
Oregox Citt Enterprise. Delivered at the
office, or on the bluff, corner cf Center and
ll HENRY II U JIB EL,
Having purchased the above Brewery,
wishes to inform the public that he is now
prepared to manufacture a No. 1 quality of
LAG BR BEER!
As good as can be obtained anywhere in the
State. Orders solicited and promptly tilled.
Oregon City, December 28th, 1866. lOtf
Mayer's Market !
IN MOSS' BUILDING, MAIN STREET,
TnE UNDERSIGNED WILL"
keen on hand all the vari
eties of fresh and cured meats :
Corned Beef and Park,
Bacon, Hams, Lard, Tallow,
etc., ct'C, Sj'C.
A liberal share of patronage is solicited,
as I expect to keep as good an assortment,
and of as good quality as the country affords,
which will be delivered 10 purchasers at any
reasonable distance in the citv.
6:ly "B. MAYER.
L0GU8 Et ALBRIGHT,
Corner of Main and Fourth sts.,
Oregon City, Oregon,
riAKE this method of informing the pub
JL He that they keep constantly on hand
all kinds of fresh and salt meats, such as
BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, VEAL,
CORNED- B EE F, PICKLED- P O R K,
And everything elsr, to be found in their
line ot business. .LUG US & ALBlUUliT
Oregon City, November 1, 1S66. 2.ly
JOUX MYERS. XKJJJ D. C. MYERS.
J. MYERS & BROTHER,
Cheap sisl .Store
U(i$er the Court House, in Oregon City.
Dry Goods.feoots and Shoes. Clothings
Groceries. Hardware, etc.. etc..
Which jtey propose to sell as cheap as any
iiouse in ureion.
Oregon City, October 23, 1S66. 2:ly
C Aft EM AH STORE!
JAMES M0RFITT & C6.,
"TTTOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC ES
W pecially of Can mail, that they have
established a Store at thai place, where they
will keep on hand a well assorted stock of
Merchandise and Groceries.
which will be sold at reasonable rates, for the
purpose of establishing permanently such a
necessity at Canemah. Try us. (J'-Y
Manufacturer and Dealer in
SADDLES, HARNESS, d-c, dc,
Main street, between Third and Fourth,
nPHE attention of parties desiring anything
JL in my line, is directed to my stock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere.
(ly) JOHN SCHRAM.
" A. LEVY,
Main Street, at the Telegraph Office,
Oregon City Oregon.
Hester's Ready made Clothing,
Ctgors, Tobacco. Pipes. Stationery,
Cutlery, Willow and Wooden
Ware, Yankee Notions,
Fancy and staple Groceiies, Candies, Nuts,
Toys,, etc. (52
Fashion Billiard Saloon
Main street, between Second and Third,
J. C. Mann, Proprietor.
FMIE above long established and popular
JL Saloon is yst a favorite resort, and as
only the choicest brands ol Wines, Liquors
and Cigars are dispensed to customers a
shiire of the public patronage is solicited,
(ly) J. C. MANN.
West Side Main Street, between Second and
Third, Oregon, City.
GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wine;
liquors and cigars. . 52
Main, Street, opposite the Post Office Oregon,
E. PAYNE Proprietor.
The undersigned taVes this method of in
forming the public that he has purchased
the above saloon, ana now olfoi s a choice and
well selected stock of foreign and domestic
wines, liquors, etc.j which cannot fail to
T'lease those who may extend their patron
age. The best Lager Beer; Ale and Porter
iu tne btate.always on draught.
S:lyJ E. PAYNE.
Main street, Oregon Citv;
Adjoining the Brick Store of
JAMES MA XX, Piopr.
This popular saloon is always supplied
with the Verv best nnnlittr nfV;n anrl
Liquors, Ale, Porter. Beer and Cider, Cigars
auu Aouacco. uive me a call.
:lyj JAMES MANN.
HAVING LEASED THE ABOVE HOTEL
is prepared to accommodate the public
in as good style as any house on the coast.
He has determined to make the Bennett as
good as the best, and better than any public
house in Salom. Charges moderate. -
Down i he Slope.
Who knoweth life but questions death,
With guessings of that dimmer day,
When one is slowly lift from clay
, On winged breath ?
But man advances ; far and high
His forces fly with lightning stroke
Till woru with years, his vigor broken
He turns to die ;
When lo ! he finds it still a life ;
New ministrations and new trust)
Along a happy way that's just
Aside from strife.
And all day following friendly feet
That lead on bravely to the light ;
As one walks downward, strong and bright.
The slanted street ;
And feels earth's benedictions wide,
Alike on forest, lake or town,
Nor marks the slope he going down
The sunniest side.
Oh, bounteous nature everywhere !
Perchance at least one need not fear
A change to cross from your love here
To God's love the re.
" Tle Spiee of L,iie."
Wby is the letter O like London? It is
in the midst of smoke.
A country dentist advertises that he
" spares no pains' to render his opera
To b"ear evil speaking and illiterate
judgments with equanimity is the highest
bravery. It is, in fact, the repose of men
Whether your life is to be long or short,
let it be a life in earnest a life that shows
religion, not as something among other
things, but as absolutely every thing.
Gardners mind their peas, actors mind
their cues, but church wardens, instead of
minding their p's and q's, very often give
all their attention to their pews and keys.
Victor Hugo is writing a history of
England in the reign of George III. which,
as the author notoriously does not know a
word of the English language, will be a
A Faris paper apologizes to its readers
for being compelled to make an erratum,
having placed four marriages under the
mercantile heading of " declarations ' of
A miserable couple at Windham, Con
necticut, applied lately for a divorce, after
only a fortnight of married life. The Judge
refused their request, saying that they had
not yet given matrimony a fair trial.
The new fashion in the shops in Oxford
street and . Regent street. London, is a
bonnet to which a chignon is attached ; so
that a lady purchasing a covering for her
head, is supplied with her back hair as
The Spanish papers mention, among the
curious works of art in the recent exhibi
tion at Toledo, a complete edition of
" Don Quixote." printed in microscopic
characters on fifty-four cigarette papers.
A lay Methodist brother, in Wilbraham.
Massachusetts, with a weakness for uing
big words, and evidently little knowledge
of their meaning, recently commenced his
prayer thus :' Almighty, inferior, ul
equal God ! all sufficient, in-suflicient, self
feutiicifnt Jehovah !"
A clergyman in Nowich, Conn., has been
led bv his zeal in the temperance cause
into making a bet. offering to forfeit ten
thousand dollars if a quart of pure spirits
can be found in that city. How in the
world could the reverend gentleman have
obtained the requisite knowledge to make
him so confident ?
It is stated as a fact, knottn to but few,
perhaps, beyond his own family, that Mr.
Peabody has just given fifteen hundred
thousand dollars to be divided among his
relatives, in sums varying from fifty to one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars ; thus
being his own executor while living, in
stead of leaving a legacy of lawsuits to his
friends after his decease.
A very peculiar artist has arrived in
Brussels M. Zoni by name who imitates
with his mouth a whole orchestra of in
struments, not only separately, but two or
three, at a time, all without any other as
sistance than the elasticity of his larynx.
Specially excellent is his imitation of the
musical snuff-box. Zoni is not only a van
triloquist. but musician, and has arranged
divers numbers and overtures for his
specialty. His performances attract much
attention in Belgium.
A logograph is a kind of charade, in
which one word is made to undergo sever
al transTormations, and to be significant of
several things by addition, subtraction, or
substitution of letters. The following, on
the word Cod." by Lord Macauley, is a
good example :
" Cutoff my head, how singular I act;
Cut otf my tail, a plural I appear ;
Cut off my head and tail mostcurious fact,
Althougli my middle's left, there's nothing
What is my head cut off'? a sounding sea !
What is my tail cut off? a flowing river!
Amid their foamingdepths 1 fearless plav,
Parent of softest sounds, though mute for
ever." Them Goon Oi.-n Daze, as Loxged for
by Josh Bij.uxo.s. How i do long (once
in a while) for them good old dazej
Them daze when there was more fun in
'30 cents than there is now in 7 dollars and
Them daze when a man married 115
pounds of women, and less than nine
pounds (awl told) of anything else.
How i long for them old daze when ed
ukashun konsisfed in what a m m did well.
Them daze when deakons was austere
as hoss reddish, and ministers preached to
men soles instead of their pockets.
The days when polyticks was the ex
ception and honesty the rule.
Them daze when lap dorgs and wet
misses wan't known, and when brown
brCad and baked goose made a good din
Therri daze" when a man who wan t bizzy
was watched, and when wimmen spun
only that kind of yarn that was good for
the darning of stockings.
Immense Profits ox Beer. E'nglishmcn
drink much beer, and also pay much
nionev for it. A Manchester paper says
that a hotel and restaurant keeper m that
citv asks 24,000 for the good will of his
business ; his profits are 4.500 per annuiri,
and the profit on the sale of. beer 13 ISO
per cent., and on stout 200 per cent
Dexter and " the States "Freight ia
now delivered hj railroad to -within1 four
d a V3 of Denver.
Plain Talk AVitli Married L.adie.
HOW TO OEDER A HOME.
I have all along insisted on one thing
that you should be mistress of your home.
And now come the reasons, in detail, for
this necessity, and they are several.
First, every association must have a head,
to avoid confusion in the government.
Secondly, your husband naturally looks to
you for information with regard to all the
domestic affairs. Thirdly, children will
not tolerate a mixed government ; and,
fourthly, servants incline to be insolent
and disobedient to a vice governess in a
home. Therefore, however complicated
your duties, you should endeavor always
to keep the different threads of the man
agement so braided together that none of
There should never fail to be a perfect
understanding between you and your ser
vants. When you take them into your
employ, never fail to tell them what you
expect ot them ; after which, if they seem
negligent, they are to be reminded in a
manner to secure their attention in future;
and this may be done with perfect kind
ness. Their obligation to you thus made
plain to them, the next thing is. to see that
you do not fail in your duty toward them.
Having once made a rule, if you do not
live up to it yourself, if is In vain to ex
pect that those in your service will do so.
For instance : if you order breakfast at six,
and do not come to table until half-past
six, the chances are greatly in favor of
your getting your next morning's meal at
seven. Or, if you appoint a certain task
for a certain day, and theu for some trivial
reason set aside your appointment, you
will certainly be obliged to repeat your
order at each recurrence of that task.
Many persons have an idea that they may
be punctual or not with servants an al
together erroneous impression. If you
keep them waiting, they will return the
annoyance with interest, some time when
itwUlbefeit. Since they have a stated
amount of labor to perforin, and you de
sire its complete performance it becomes
you to further the accomplishment 'of your
own wishes by not encroaching needlessly
upon the time required for its completion.
This rule of punctuality must be ob
served not only with one portion of your
fam.ly, but all. If you were to ask me
the two highest qualifications of a house
wife, I should answer you, neatness and
punctuality. With these two principles at
the base of your domestic affaics, vou
could not fail to be free from all disorder.
But there are some who have notions of
order, yet who fail to bring an agreeable
result out of their efforts. It is in the hope
of benefitting this class, that I shall speak
of the minutiae of household management
A good housekeeper, I believe, thinks of
her dining room and bed rooms before her
parlor, when she is designing to furnish
her house. It is certain that upon these
first-mentioned apartments the health and
comfort of her own family depend. It is ,
now so well understood that large and
well-ventilated sleeping-rooms are essen
tial to health, that it does not need repeat
ingor, I might say, owjld not to need re
peating. There is a great deal more good
theory than good practice, everywhere,
now-a-days ; and it would not be strange
to find very intelligent people neglecting
the most essential rules of health. There
is one way of approaching the consciences
of such people, and that is, through their
love cf appearances. Perhaps if they should
be assured of what is the truth, that really
refined and truly genteel families, think it
more important to attend to these very
matters which they neglect, than to the
mere keeping up of parlor splendors, they
might give them more attention, or, if
necessary, divide the means lavished on
one portion of their house-furnishing. The
table not only governs your comfort, and
adds to or takes from your length of life,
but is the most positive and unfailing test
of good breeding and refinement.
The kind of food you cat, the manner of
its preparation, and the style in which it
is served up, tell the story plainer than
anything else about your house could do.
Many or costly dishes are unnecessary to
a genteel table ; but well-cooked, neatly
served, and . jll selected dishes must be
provided to prevent the impression of vul
garity. A crowded table, though giving
an idea of generous management, is not
so effective, unless extraordinarily good,
as fewer dishes, selected with reference to
their agreeable relish when taken together.
And a very simple meal has a better flavor
to a man of taste, if it comes before him,
served on immaculate linen, with shining
china and polished knives and spoons,
than a much more extravagant one. where
the reverse is noticeable. In many houses,
in the country and city, I have observed
upon the table old, green looking German
silver, or block-tin ?poons, both filthy
looking and unhealthy, whilo in the well
kept parlor was gaudy carpeting and fancy
chairs, and a sofa, or even a piano. In
just such houses I have found poor, un
comfortable beds, and meanly furnished
sleeping rooms, and had reason to know
that the family slept weeks, and months
even, upon an un-aired bed, and took no
thought about ventilating their apart
ments. I have visited persons in rooms,
which, upon entering, were so offensive as
to almost stifle me. so strong wa3 the smell
of the carbonic acid gas which the lungs
txhale, and which was enough, of itself, to
have caused illness. I have perceived that !
all the clothing iu the room, even the very j
window-curtains, had the same smell.
I have gone out of my course a little to '
speak of these things, which are such fla
grant outrages upon the laws of life as to
demand a word of comment. Now, I
come back to my plan for housekeeping.
If you are not rich, do not attempt style.
It will bring you under a thousand em
barrassments. In furnishing your house
consider your means, and make a fair di
vision, but if you must pinch any part, let
it be that which is least in use. Let neat
ness and good taste in embellishing, take
the place of those really costly and desir
able things which you may long to have,
yet cannot, without denying yourself a
plentiful supply of house-linen, the neces
sary table silver, or most of those little
conveniences in the way of chamber fur
niture, or hall lnrniture, or table-sets,
which make a home really comfortable,
and give an air of knowing how to live.
Having finished your house upon this
plan (if not able to indulge your craving
for a perfect establishment), then set up
the reign of order and punctuality. Let
there not only be a place for everything,
and everything in its place, but a time for
everything, and everything done in time.
Do not" let this habit of order, however,
grow into misrule, as it someiimes iloes,
when people are afraid to move for fear
of putting something out of its proper and
only place. Rigidity is terrible, and al
most as much to be dreaded as positive
disorder. Let everything be capable of
either nse or beauty never have anything
which nobody must touch, and which is
good for nothing, just to look at ; at least
never have any furniture of this description.
A family should consult each other s
likes and dislikes as much as possible,
with reference to producing harmony ;
and the mistress of the house, most of all.
should try to make different elements as
congenial as they can be made by a gen
erous deference for each. Peculiarities all
have, which must be indulged, either by
attention to them, or by a well-feigned
blindness, as may seem most agreeable.
These eccentricities are of every kind of
manner, of-habits of eating, sleeping, con
versation, or silence and the highest art
of being agreeable to everybody, merely
cousists in not appearing to know that
there is any peculiarity in the case.
If a lady wishes to be happy in her own
house, let her not neglect to cultivate so
cial habits of conversation in herself and
those about her. I have been in a good
many silent families, and I have always
observed that they failed to get as much
happiness out of life as the talking ones.
Coversation is a great aid in ridding our
selves of burdensome thoughts, orsplentic
ideas. It is the needful mental friciion for
all classes of persons, and most especially
for the studious class, to prevent moodi-
1 . 1 "i
ness. .ueai-times are goou ana proper
seasons for conversation, as it adds relsih
to the dinner, as well as digestion ; but all
times are proper that do not interfere with
some thoughtful pursuit requiring abstrac
tion. The evening seems, by common
consent cf all the world, to be chiefly de
voted to social enjoyment. Therefore, to
have a pleasant place to spend the even
ing ir, i? a great necessity, if you wish to
have this pleasure. Do not make your
husband or children sit in an ill-lighted,
uncomfortable backroom, to saveyourtoo
fine parlor, which ought to be converted
into a cheerful, cozy, family sitting-room.
A table all can come to, if they wish to
read, supplied with a gofxl light ; a few
easy chairs or lounges for the weary ones,
a cheerful face, and a ready word of
pleasantry, council, instruction, or .sympa
thy, for the differing wants of the house
hold circle, will make you longer remem
bered in all hearts about you, than the
most luxuriously furnished parlors, dark
uid empty, ever could do. No man, of a
social nature, can content himself to spend
his hours of leisure in gloom, silence, and
discomfort, or reading his paper by a mis
erable tallow-candle. But, few could re
sist the inviting looks of a well-prepared
evening sitting-room. It is unnecessary
to speak of the many reasons for your
wishing your husband at home with you ;
the wife's heart is all the guide needed in
tlm matter, and every woman can answer.
whether after being tied down to her own
house by duties she can not shake off, she
wishes to be left to solitude and regret,
night after night, the year round. There
are some houses, into which the moment
one comes, a feeling of cheerfulness warms
the heart, and irradiates the face. It is
the reflected warmth and light which
conies from the arrangements within. a,s
well as from the manner of the persons
receiving us. The irresistible expression
of comfort, and the fancy-pleasing tokens
of good taste appeal at once to our sym
pathies, arid the inrriates have our friend
ship at an instant's recognition. .
Having attended to these important ex
ternal habits and arrangements, a still
more important subject remains to be con
sidered 5 and that is, the cultivation of cer
tain feelings, and the habit of properly
expressing them, so as to give the most
agreeable impressions to others. Never
neglect an opportunity of showing that
you are pleased with any member of your
family, if you really are so ; for the love
of approbation and its gratification are
among our greatest resources of happi
ness. Never forget to speak apologetical
ly for those who have committed a fault,
aa by that meani you give- them comfort
under the reproaches of conscience, and
assist them in regaining their own self
respect ; besides, you gain their love and
confidence , as one who appreciates and
sympathizes with them, and this confi
dence may enable you to guide them safe
ly hereafter. Give the example of polite
ness and kindliness to yonr family, and
rather insist upon the younger memb'e'rs
observing it in their intercourse. Let them
know that yoii expect them to reverence
age and helplessness ; to treat their fellows
with fairness, and even'more, with gene
rosity ; and that they owe attention and
respect to their superiors in age or intelli
gence. When these principles are observ
ed in a family, the most delightful feeling
is sure to prevail j and there is no lovelier
scene than a family so mutually -regardful
of each other's merits and wishes ; nor can
there be any person so sure of inspiring
this regard as the mother, does she, as she
ought to, by setting the example.
There should be. in every well-ordered
home, a little space reserved for a chance
guest, or a stranger. There was, in the
old fashioned rites of hospitality, a ' strict
regard paid to the wants and wishes of
the " stranger," and it is to be regretted
that in this modern age we are "becoming
so selfish and so self-contained as we un
doubtedly are. One reason of the change
given is, that the Strife to live well absorbs
all the means of the masses, and there is
nothing left for the " stranger within onr
gates. " nor indeed for a friend whom we
might otherwise gladly entertain for a sea
son. Again, I repeat, it is to be regretted
that we have exchanged homely plenty,
for elegant stintedness, and that we are
ashamed to invite guests for fear of not
being able to entertain them to the top of
their desires, or for fear of not being able
to entertain them at all.
I think it ought to be reckoned a pleas
ure to associate with the home-circle, oc
casionally, some one, either dear to us as
a friend, or reverenced a3 a superior, or
even as a dependent upon our charity,
since in either one of these cases we are
the gainers, by love, or knowledge, or the
exercise of our highest privilege that of
doing as we would be done by. If we re
ally are compelled to live only for oar
selves, then we are simply unfortunate ;
if we do so from any other motive, we are
miserably selfish and egotistical, and de
serve to endure the isolation we thereby
bring upon ourselves.
A good housekeeper will have her
guest-room or rooms, made as pleasant to
the eye, and as comfortable in every way
as is possible. I would not, however,
seem to advocate giving up, the only cheer
ful room in the house for this occasional
use. It is positively essential to health of
mind and body, that the rooms most in use
be those of a cheerful appearance, and
open to the sun and air. A good view
from the windows is a great consideration
in selecting a living-room. But if you
can do without one such apartment, let it
be your guest-chamber. Make it as at
tractive as your means will justify, or your
own taste suggest. Let it have every con
venience necessary to the toilet ; and in
addition, furnish it with books, pictures,
&c, in order that your guests may find it
agreeable to pass a solitary hour of the
morning, or evening', in itretirement. It
is by no means a compliment to your
guests to put pictures not fit to be seen,
and books too tiresome to read, in their
private rooms. It should rather be the
reverse, and some of the choicest of each
be placed where they may be enjoyed at
If you wh a visitor to feel perfectly
comfortable, give him or her the freedom
of the house, and do not attempt to find
amusement for each hour of the time. In
the first place the task would be too heavy
upon you. and in the second, yolir visitor
would never feel quite at ease from notic
ing your efforts. Let him feel at home,
and then let the amusements be mutually
arranged between you to suit the conveni
ence of both.
There are a thousand things might be
said more in detail upon these subjects ;
but it is not necessary to the discriminat
ing mind ; and no rules coiild be given to
suit the different circumstances of the
many. To make a home pleasant, happy,
and thoroughly a haven of peace to all its
inmates, it requires great mental equili
brium, as well as attention to order, neat
ness, and punctuality and not only equil
ibrium of mind, but positive cheerfulness.
Added to these, health, intelligence and
good taste, if not greatly deficient in the
means of living, you are secure of your
object. Very much rests with women in
the attainment and preservation of these
qualities ; and though the trials and suf
ferings incident to her lot often make the
way unequal for her, the greater is the
glory of her triumph if she succeeds.
Justice is tardily meted out to the softer
sexand their patient endurance of every
variety of fortune scarcely noticed as it
should be ; but when the good they may
and will do, in their own silent way,
cornea to be summed up by some future
champion, mankind shall acknowledge
how much is owing to the influence of
home, and of woman. .
Kins op Vaixe. Two Angora goats,
direct from Asia Minor, have just been
received at Ripon, Wisconsin. They are
still only kids, but their hair is six inches
long. This hair, or wool, is worth from six
to ten dollars a pound.'
Mr. Spargeou's "Lecture on Caudlesi
A Liverpool paper says : As a very
great amount of curiosity is manifested
with respect to' the lecture which the most
celebrated preacher of the age will de- -liver
in the Philharmonic Hall, its
may be interesting to lay before our read
ers a complete synopsis of that remarka
ble address, which has attracted so much
attention in London andpther parts.
The importance of the candle as an illus
tration is proved by many references to
holy scripture. This -being done the lec
turer proceeds to show of what things the'
candle may be said to be emblematical :'-
1. Seven candles of different lengths il
lustrate the seven stages of human life,
teach our mortality, and bid us "work
while it Is called to-day."
2. Candle-box full of candles represents
many churces which are of no service to
the age. As the candles are of no prac
tical use till lighted, so churches are use
less till heavenly fire lights them.
3. A number of fine wax candle3. not
lighted, looking down with disdain upon
a poor rusftiignt wmcn is lightedand
thereTy doing more than all its fine
4. An unlit candle, which, placed in
candle-sticks of all sorts, yetgives no light
in any one of them, shows how men may
lay the blame of their uselessness upon
the position in life' in which, they are
5. Trying to light a candle with an ex
tinguisher upon it, well sets forth the ill
effects of prejudice in preventing the re
ception of the truth.
6. A dark lantern represents those who
do not benefit other, because they keep
their light to themselves.
7. A candle protected from the wind in
a lantern clear and bright, pictures the
watchful providence of God over his crea
tures. 8. Represents a lantern with a pane out,
showing thereby that men who trust to
their own strength hare an opening
through which t he wind of temptation cam
blow and extinguish their light.
9. A dirty, battered lantern, its filthi
rfess rendered conspicuous by the light
within, is an emblem of professed Chris
tians, whose' faults are noticed the more'
because of their profession. 0
10. Is a lantern with cracks in it, through
which the light gleams brightly, illustra
ting the fact that very great gifts are often
given to those who have very weak, frail
11. Candle under' a bushel.
12. Candle under a bandbox through
which the flame burns its way, an emblem
of the Christian's grace coming) forth
stronger in times of persecution.
13. One candle lighting another illus
trates God's method of instrumentality.
14. A small taper lighting a great can
dle, shows how humble individuals aro
able often to influence greater, as John
Owen blessed by an unknown country
15. A candle blown out while an attempt
is being made to light another, shows hotf
acts of indiscreet zeal are often checked.
16. The night-light, which portrays those
kind and generous women SKho do good to
the sick and visit the homes of the poor.
"17. A noble wax candle, over which a
sheet of tin is held and made "black by
smoke, but being held by the side, acts as
a reflector to increase its brightness, shows ,
that we should not be constantly striving
to pry out our neighbor's faM'ts, but
rather acting as reflectors to increase their
IS. A candle of great thickness with a
small wick is an emblem of a man with
great talents and little zeal.
19. A thief in a candle' is like a beset-'
20. A sputtering candle is like a sour
tempered, crotchety man.
21. A candle in a common guard illus
trates the need of watchfulness.
22. Snuffers speak of the need to take
away our ' superfluity of naughtiness."
23. Small piece of candle on the " save
all' shows how We should use all our tal
ent for God.
24. Burning the candle at both ends
sets forth the profligate's folly.
25. Steel -filings dropped upon the flame
of a candle produces sparklets ; so afflic
tions are often made the means of a
grander display of grace.
2(. Two candles of different heights;
the shorter one behind the longer casts a
shadow ; by putting the shorter one in
front you get the light of both. Thi
shows how they of high degree should re
cognize the aid of the most lowly.
27. Light' inside a lantern inscribed
with the words "Take a light," illustrates
that those who have knowledge ought to
28. A chandelier holding a great variety
of lights of various colors and sizes, illus
trates the unity of the church in the midst
These are the principal points on which
the reverend gentleman founds his very
brilliant and powerful lecturj. Such a
variety of topics will form a subject of
Strength of the Beetle. This insect
has just astonished me by its vast strength
of body. Everyone who has-taken the
common beetle in his hand knows that its
limbs, if not iemarkabte for agility, are
very powerful ; but I was not prepared
for so Samsonian a feat as that I have just
witnessed; When the insect was brought
to me, having no box immediately at hand.
I was at a loss where to put it till I could
kill it; but a quart bottle full of milk
being on the table, I placed the beetle for
the present under that, the hollow at the
bottom allowing him to stand upright.
Presently, to my surprise, the bottle began
to move slowly and glide along the smooth
table, propelled by the muscular power
of the imprisoned insect, and continued
for some time to perambulate the surface,
to the astonishment of all who witnessed
it. The weight of the bottle and its con
tents mnld not have been less than three :
pounds and a half, while that of the beetle
was about half an ounce ; so that it really
moved a weight one hundred and twelve -
ures cn convey will be obtained of this
fact, by supposing a lad of 15 to be im
prisoned under the great bell of St. Paul's,
which weiehs twelve thousand Pounds4
and to remove it to and fro upon a. smooth
pavement by pushing within. Professor
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gilt knob3, fastened to its horns.