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OiMOI CITY, OSGO!V9 S1TUKDAY, MlUCIi O, 1815T.
VigliiiiS tlie Ualjy. I jyr. Ralpli s Awakening. j y0U not exert yourself a little for my
Z)c iUcckln ntgpvisc.
prnusnED event satcudat morning
By D. 0. IRELAND,
OF&lCE: South east corner of Fifth and
Main streets, in the bui'uling lately known
as the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
Tenns of .Stiliscriptioji.
'One copv, one year in advance $0 on
" " ii delayed 4 00
Terms of Advertising.
'Transient advertisements, one square
(12 litWsor less) lirst insertion . . .$2 "0
'breach subsequent insertion 100
-ii&usiiOss Cards one square per annum
payable quarterly 12 00'
$ i e column per annum B'0 M
One half coin rwi " . . oO 00
Jnc quarter " So 00
Lfsral advertising at the established rates.
"i s0 h u e l a t,
ATTORN EY AT LAW,
Orfgon ity, Oregon.
Office over Charmau & Brother. (S,tf
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
'iiriLL A'TTEXO i'RO.M PTLY TO ALL
Y business ei rusted to his cure.
()r -kick One (i-'-f.T north or Bell & Parker's
.Drug x; Oregon City, Wegun. ly
VV. C. JOHNSON. C). M cow.v.
Xft.tr I' i 'He.
JOHNSON & IScCOWH,
OUKUOX CITY, OREGON.
"Will attend to all business entrusted,)
(Syliir Wire in a'Aof thiv'Courts of the State, j
collect inonev .i. egotiuf e loans, sed real cs-
; -Particular alien tj"! giveirto contested
land east's. Lvl
. A. ".- -Holdsits regular pfj
communications on the first and third Sat
urdays of each month, at half past six i m.
Brethren m good standing are invited to
attend, By order of W. M.
Oregon CiU. Nov. t.th, Im. 3:Iy
iics;on JaicJgs- Zlu. 3, l.O.
' ii'0 h Meets every Wednes-
'"G-Q day evening at 7 o'clock, in the
Masonic Hail. Members ef the onic are in
Mted to attend. (f)y order X. (J. :'.: ly
W'illuincttc Ij.ulgr o. 15 i. O. ;. T.
M$ts every Satu(fiLiy evening, at the rooms
Q" . 1-. corner of Mwn and Fifth streets, at 7 1-i'
o'clock, Visiting member:? are invited to
atn.l. ' jn7j
Bv order of W. C. T.
DC N TS ST.
rnvtn.i:'.y J.n-a't-l at Orcjon (Vty, Orcjtni.
Booms over C!'a::na:i i Bro.'s store. M.dn
JAIVXE3 m. H0011S,
Justice of the J'encc (?City Recorder.
o ! hj' C oi ri II i MlSO iiii,
ci i : i . ( igii Oh v.
Va m 1 1 1 c
Will attend to the acknowledgment uf
deeds, j!uPnl) otlier !t;ties appertaining to
theolhce of Jt.s tiee of tlie 1-eaee
Dr. F. Barclay, M. E, G. L
(Formerly i'urgeon to the Hon. II
Jjliin Str:et Wi) Oregon City.
Dr. H. SaiTarrans,
PHYSIC I AX and SURGE OX.
FFICE In J. eming's Book tore.
Jtmtt xt t t, On 'jon City. (52
"a'ALFi; in MOO ICS and XTATJOXEIiY.
(Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceived, respectfully solicits a continuance
of the favors of a generous public.
His store is between Jacobs' imd Acker-
man's bricKs, onBc west sidof Main street.
Oregon City, October -27th, 'M. t.tf
Erofescr A. J. Rutjes,
T E A 9 II E R 0 F M U S I C .
VTIhli be glad(.-) receive jujiurnberot
1q Pujiils at his Music Room, at the pri
vate residence of Mr. Charles Bogus. He
will also continue to give instructions at
private residences. No charg" for the use
of the piano. My pupils wiil please give me
noticewheu ready to commence. ':!'
W. II. M AKSH ALL.
SMITH ch MARSHALL,
Smiths and Boiler q fakers
Corner of Main Q;i)Third streets,
Ofegou City . . , . Oregon.
Blacksnuthing in all itsbranch.es. Boiler
.making and repairing. Ail work warranted
,4o give satisfaction.
Main Street, one door north of the Wole:j
Oregon City O. . 0: gon.
Tiie proprietor, thankful for the continued
patronage he has received, would inform the
public that he will continue his euoris u,
pleast his guests.
COXTRACTOR and BUILDER,
Alain i:it, Or-:joiii City.
attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in pan t)t- Carpenter and Joiner work
rauuii", building, etc. Jobbing promptly
ileudea to. " xjyj.
r00D WANTED. Cord Wood taken
T T in payment, r.f un t.
Okkgon- City L.nte r;ri,e. Delivered at the
.oiiice, or on the bluff, corner of Center aatfi
f'fT-h" Main Street,
AW; Opposite Woolen Factory,
W. L. W II IT I", T,
T. Vv'. IUIOADES, 1 ropnetora.
Oregon City, Oregon,
We invite the citizens of Oregon Citv, and
the traveling public, to give us a share of
their patronage. Meals can he had at ail
hours, to please the most fastidious. 15
OJi EGO X CITY.
All orders for the dclivprv nfmppftit,"inn
or packages and freight ot whateve- descrip
tion, to any part of the citv, will be executed
promptly (and with care. " l.Cm
BEE WEE Y!
yj henry in; nu el,
Having purchased the above Brewery,
wishes to in torsi the pubiic that he is now
prepared to manufacture a No. 1 quality of
As good as can be obtained anywhere in the
State. Orders solicited and promptly tilled.
Oregon City, December ilsth, lsoti.
LOatIS & ALBRIGHT,
EXCELSIOR fd.4P.KET X
Corner of Main and Fourth sis.,
Ongoa City Oregon,
TAKE this method of informing the pub
lie that they keep constantly on hand
all kinds of frotdi and salt meats, such us
;.'; rh'h jirrrox veal,
uoj:ski- n ; k ; j ickl i:i i a i: x.
And everything else, to be found in iheir
line of business. LO(J US k A LBUIGilT.
Oregon City, November t, lss'i;. .y
IN MOSS' BUILDING, MAIN STREET,
rriir, UNDERSIGNED WILL -3
JL keen on hand a'l tiic vari
eties of fresh and cured meats:
Corned Beef and Pork,
Jlacoit, Jlarr.z, Lard. Talloit
tbc, d'e, Sf-c.
A liberrd share of patroivusre is solicited,
as I expect to keep as good an sissortinent,
and of as good quality as the country affords,
which will Uj delivered to purchasers at any
reasonable distance in the citv.
':ly B. MAYER.
JOIIX 1IYKUS. lUUUl II. C. MYERS.
J. MYERS & nUO'HIER,
I' uJ.tr the Court Lj:(, hi Oregon, City.
Dry Goods, Boots an I Shoes. Clothing,
(i i oca ries. Hart, wai e. etc , etc.,
if ,,' y to il iin dttap us any
Oregon City,' October ISM. :ly
J" OH." 1ST SCHRAM
Manufacturer and Dealer in
SADDLES, JIARXESS, Ac, c,
JIaiu street, between Third and Fourth,
THE attention of parties desiring anything
in my line, is directed to mystock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere.
(ly) ' JOHN SCIIRAM.
Main Street, at the Telegraph Office,
Oregon City Oregon.
Fester's Ready made Clothing,
Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes, Stationery,
Cutlery, Willow and M aoden
Ware, Yankee Xotions.
Fancy and staple Gi'ocei ies, Camhes, Nuts,
Toys, etc. (."
Fashion Billiard Saloon
Main street, between Second and Third,
J. C Mann, Proprietor.
THE above long established and popular
Saloon is yi't a favorite resort, and as
only the choices! brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars are dispensed to cu.-toniers a
share of the public patronage is solicited,
(lyj J. C. MANN.
SiJe M't'ni S'r-ft, tit tirn SceonL and
Third, (Jrnjoti City.
GE0EGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave t 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 wines,
liquors and cigars. 52
l!lil Sf,;.f, 'ti"iC? tli'- J'ot OwtY, Orcjoii
E. PAYNE. . .' Proprietor.
The undersigned titles this method of in
Surti nig the public that he has purchased
the above s:.loon, aim now offers a choice and
; Well selected stock of foreign and domestic
wines, liquors, etc., which- cannot fail to
please tiue wno may extend their patron
age. The be-t Lager Beer, Ale and Pot ter
in tn; State, always uii draught.
y ' E. PAYNE.
Main street, Oregon Citv,
-ujuuiHig me orictv ."More Ot
CZ&i J.V3IES MAW. Propr.
This popular saloon is always supplied
with the very be?t quality of Wines and
Liquors, Ale, Porter, Beer and Cider, Cigars
, and Tobacco. Give me a call
1 7-1vl JAMES MANN.
"How many pounds does the baby weigh
Baby who came but a month ago ?
How many pounds from the crowning curl
To the rosy point of the restless toe ?"
Grandfather tics the kerchiefs knot,
Tenderly guides the swinging weight,
And carefully over his glasses peers
To read the record, " Only eight."'
Softly the echo goes around.
The father laughs at the tiny boy ;
The fair young mother sings the words,
While the grandmother laughs in quiet joy,
And, stooping above the precious thing,
Nestles a kiss within a prayer,
Murmuring softi v, " Little one,
Grandfather did not weigh you fair."
Nobody weighed the baby's smile,
Or the love that came from the helpless one;
Nobody weighed the threads &f care
From which a woman's life is spun.
No ir;dex tells the mighty worth
Of a little baby's quiet breath
A soft, unceasing metronome,
Patient and faithful unto death.
Nobody weighed the baby's soul,
For here on earth no weights there bo
That could avail ; God only knows
Its value in eternity.
Only eig, t pounds to hold a soul
That seeks no angel's silver wing,
But shrines it in this human guise,
Within so fair and small a thing.
Oh, mother, laugh j'our merry note;
Be gay and glad, but don't forget
From baby's eyes looks out a soul
That claims a home in Eden vet.
Tin; late Wuhcr Savage Lander left the
subjoined lines us his own epitaph :
I strove wnh none, for none weie worth my
Nature I loved, and after Nature, Art,
I warmed both hai'ds before the lire of life ;
It sinks and I am ready to depart.
Traditions DiiMw.'jiKD.- The Jvev. S.
Barring-Gould demolishes quite a number
of traditions and superstition in his Curi
ous JItJihs of the Middle Ages among
o:h rs, the
Venus, the !
wamionug Jew. the Seven
' .Unin, the Mountain of
g Gellert. and Wiiiim Tell.
lie is not the first, however, to sIkmv the
unsubstantial character of the hero of
Swiss legend, the Germans having been
Beforehand with him. finding, as he does,
the myth of the skillful archer among many
different peoples. The dog Gellert, who
was said to have been slain by his master
under the supposition that he had killed
his child when in reality he had saved his
life by slaying the wolf that would have
destroyed him. was not of Welsh breed, as
the English poets have made him. but na
tive to jlindoostan, his history having been
told in Sanscrit centuries ago, when the
lirst Welshman, l.ko the noble savage that
he was. was running wild in the woods.
The legend of the man in the moon, winch
is generally supposi-d to hae been found
ed on the story of the impious Jew of
olden time who was stoned to death out
side the camp for gathering slicks on the
S.ibbath, is found everywhere, no two
ersious exac ly agreeing with each other.
In the folk-lore of Scandinavia. Mani. the
moon, steals two children, ilijiuki and Bil.
whose shadows are still seen on the sur
face of the moon. They are. Mr. Gould
thinks, the hero and heroine of the old
-Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water ;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after."
Oatximet,. A pretty good story was re
lated to us the other day. Some years
ago there lived in the city of Boston an
author of distinction who was not without
ceriain eccentricities of word and way.
One day a friend asked him :
' Professor A., what physician do you
" Not any."1 replied the Professor.
"Not any!'7 echoed his friend in sur
prise, knowing that he had a family of
some halt a dozen children. v hat uo
von do when vour children are sick V''
Well, I don't do anything for a few
days, and then, if they don't begin to get
better. I give them calomel.
"Calomel! What, for every disease ?"
" Well. yes. for everything." returned
the Professor in his moderate way. "Years
ago 1 always used to call a doctor when
the children were sick ; and I found his
invariable method was to look at the
child's tongue, feel the pulse, shake his
head, look very wise, and prescribe
calomel - it always ended in that. So
I. thought 1 might as well give the cal
Well but" persisted his friend, hesi
tatingly. " how do you know how much
calomel to give 7"'
Well 1 give a dose ; and then, if that
is not onough. I give a larger one and. if
is too much, nature generally disposes
of it s
Km st ration In i:i; 1 '.('. The records
in Castle Garden show that in the month
of December there were f'.tlti.- arrivals at
that depot ol liniti'gration. Of these d el;;
came from Liverpool. ir7 from London.
,"77 from Glasgow. 4l0 from Havre. 2,2711
from Hamburg. 1.20:: from Bremen. 47
from Genoa. ?'' from Christiana, and 141
from Antwerp. These were brought in
Hi sailing vessels and 0 steamers. Of the
latter lt bore the Hag of Great Britain. 2
of Bremen, and 2 of Hamburg. The des
tination of the emigrants for the month
was as. follows : Alabama, i'f, British Col
umbia. 1: Canada. H: California. 1US;
Connecticut, if 7; Cuba. 2; Delaware. 7;
District of Columbia. ::i; Georgia. U; Illin
ois. .Mi'.; Iowa. j:7: Indiana, lis; Ken
tucky, bo: Kansas. li; Louisiana. (iS; Mas-
saeinisetts, 4(i! ; MarylatKl. t.-i; Maine.
Michigan, -iti; Minnesota, ii'J: Missouri.
175; Mexico. i: Mississippi. 11; New
Hampshire, 1; Nova Scotia, (i: New York.
4.217; New Jersey. 2S3; Nebraska, i);
North Carolina. 3:' New Brunswick, 1;
Rhode Island. Tfi; Ohio. GS2: Pennsylvania.
1.1.4 : South Carolina. ,3: South America,
ti: Texas. In: Tennessee. 17; Vermont, 7;
Virginia. .13 : Wisconsin. 462. Total,
U,:k The total arrivals at Castle Garden
for the ve.ar were 750 vessels, bearing 2s
143 cabin passengers, and 231.823 steer
age. There were24o births on board the
above vessel, and l.S7 cle?tb;.
A Tra il sTOTiT.
Dr. Ralph Gibson sat in his office up
town, examining, with the most careful at
tention, a new physiological treatise just
imported from Paris. Two years of his
life had he passed there in most profound
and laborious study. The elegant frivo
lities of the head monde seldom enticed
him from his books or lectures ; and hos
pital life, with its varied forms of disease,
from infancy to eld ae ; the dissecting
room, with its delicate Parisian apparatus
lor the nice exarmirathHi of poor defunct
Anatomy ; an occasion' t v i -it to luxurious
high life, where mirth i-Uid dance chased
away the hours with tiyiiig feet, engrossed
all his time. Everything was reviewed
from a professional standpoint, and the
result was a much "nore intimate and
scientific medical knowledge than young
AT. D.'s are apt to possess. So it was with
a gusto that he devorrcd this new work,
and not with a very good grace that he
said "Come in.!" to a gentle knock on his
" Mrs. Gibson sent me to tell you, sir,
that the dinner-bell lias already rung
twice ; and as they have company, she
would be very thankful if you would come
Who are our guests, MiV;s Randall ?"
" I really do not know, &ir ; I have seen
only one, and that is your sister Julia's
friend, Mrs. Goodhue'
" Tell mother I'll be there in a minute,''
and lie tossed liis book on to the table
petulantly, and followed the governess to
She had just reached the door, and was
on the point of entering, when, .seeing the
doctor so near, she turned uway, and
slowly ascended the stairs.
u Don't you dine with us to-day, Miss
" I take dinner with the children, sir."
Dr. Gibson hadn't much time to reflect
just then, but the thought passed through
his mind that there were tears in the young
lady's voice and a quivering oftho lip.
notwithstanding the quiet, reserved man
ner with which she replied to his ques
tions. " My son. the doctor Mrs. Cantrell.
Mr. Cantrell, Miss Morris, Mrs. Goodhue,
whom you have met before, ' introducing
him with evident pride.
lie acknowledged their salutations
gracefully, for, abstracted and devoted to
his profession as he was, there was noth
ing of the boor about him, though his lady
mother considered him shockingly inele
gant in manner and conversation.
' We have been waiting for you some
little time. Ralph. Didn't you hear the
" Upon my word, mother, I never heard
a sound. And now let's proceed to bus
iness.' He performed his part of the carving
operation v. iih a skill and dexterity which
caused the funny little Mr. Cantrell to ex
Used to that sort of business, sir ? No
one but a professional could take apart an
animal so scientifically as that !"'
" Oh, how can you, uncle V 7 exclaimed
Miss Morris, in disgust.
Dr. Ralph laughed good-naturedly, and
u Yes, sir ; it dosen't take a physician
long to find the joints.''
"Oh, Ralph, why will you'' exclaimed
Julia forever put us in mind of some
thing so terrible ; you have taken my ap
petite quite away."
" A little fast will pvobably be benefi
Ralph noticed that the young, fascinat
ing widow, Mrs. Goodhue, was assigned
his sister Julia's place by his side, and
wondered at the arrangement ; and a lit
tle glimpse of the truth caused a quaint,
comical smile to play round the corners
of his mouth, lie treated his right-hand
neighbor very politely, but with no show
of deference, and withdrew himself to his
office, under plea of a professional engage
ment, immediately after dinner. He light
ed his cigar, and the fumes of the fragrant
havana seemed about chasing away in a
cloud of smoke any little shade of annoy
ance or irritation, when, lo ! another knock
at the door, and this time not a little, timid
rap. as if fearful of intruding, but a bold,
imperious rap rap rap, which waited
for no summons to enter.
" Now, Ralph Gibson, I think you are
the most impolite, unfeeling brother, that
anybody was ever "
"Cuied with." said her brother, inter
rupting her. " Speak your mind, sis ;
don't be tearful of wounding mv feel
ings." "Not I. indeed!" replied Julia, with a
disdainful toss of her haughty head.
" You have none to wound. But. now,
Lizzie Goodhue has come, after repeated
invitations, to spend a month with me, and
1 should not suppose you would commence
the very first day by iiisaU.'avj her.'
" That's rather fast talk, sis ; Ralph
Gibson never insulted a woman in his
life."' He withdrew his cigar, o.nd looked
his sister straight in the eye. If you de
sire me to be even civil with you or your
friend, it will be necessary for you to pur
sue a very different course. You are well
aware that my time is precious, and when
I have a moment s leisure, I would infi
nitely prefer reading, or a good cigar, to
any woman's society in the world."
Don't you think you are something to
our visitors in the character of host ? Can
friend's entertainment. This evening we
are to have some music and a dance, if
Ave can get enough together to form a
quadrille : and if you don't come in and
play the agreeable, I shall never forgive
" Why did not Miss Randall dine with
us. Julia T
" What ! when we have company Ralph
Gibson '? Are you crazy ? It will do well
enough when we are alone ; but the idea
of placing one's governess on an equality
with one's friends ! What is the reason
that you can never can understand these
little conventionalities, which are so im
important, if we would keep our position
in the first society."
"The first society be confounded! I
was about to use a stronger phrase, and
one which might have shocked your aris
tocrotic sensibilities. But all this twaddle
about rank and position makes me feel
" Well, never mind that Will you come
into the parlor this evening, Ralph?"
" If I am not called away to a patient,
and have nothing better to do, I may give
you a call. So good-by, Jul ; I'm oif."
Ralph Gibson was the only son. the
first-horn, and decidedly the Mower of the
family. He was about thirty, uncommon
ly good-looking, but possessing no pen
chant for anything in tho world but his
profession, ignoring entirely all ideas of
caste, and caring for nothing but actual
merit. Julia was twenty-two or three, and
exactly his opposite in everything but
looks. They had the same sparkling black
eyes and raven hair. Ralph's curling in
rings all about his temples ; the same full
lips ; but there was something in expres
sion certainly unlike. Julia had a curl to
her lip and a haughty flash of the eye,
which denoted an arrogant and undisci
Ralph's frank, noble face, and uncon
strained, off-hand manner gained him
many warm friends among all classes.
There were two other children. Annie,
twelve, and Bertha, fourteen, of whom
Miss Randall had the sole charge. Their
fa i her had been dead some years. Julia
was the exact counterpart of her mother
in disposition, ami they consulted! together
over every matter of interest, and just
nov." they were in great trouble for fear
ihey might not be able to bring about an
engagement between Ralph and the rich,
fa s c i n a t i n g w i d o w .
Tea hour passed, and no Ralph ; Mr. and
.Mrs. Cantrell and niece were to leave in
the evening, and although Mrs. Gibson
made elaborate excuses for her son's ab
sence on account of professional engage
ments, yet she secretly believed him in his
office, for the door was locked, and a
strong smell of cigar-smoke pervaded tire
About ten o'clock Dr. Ralph made his
appearance, but did not attempt a single
excuse or apology. Mrs. Goodhue had
just finished an extremely difficult operatic
selection, which they all considered very
fine, and, at Ralph's request, sang it again.
He applauded it warmly, and in live min
utes after commenced an animated politi
cal conversation with Mr. Cantrell, and
never bestowed another glance on the be
witching widow. Really Ralph Gibson
was a strange customer. Mrs. Goodhue,
with her artless, winning manner, and
elegant toiletthe little classic head, with
its wealth of auburn hair" the poet's
golden" the delicate complexion, and
rosebud mouth, were all lost upon him.
Julia recalled him tolas senses.
Ralph, I have been telling Lizzie how
fond you are of the redowa."
Of course there was nothing for him to
do but invite the widow to waltz.
" But who will play for us, J ulia ? You
can't play a piece in time to save your
" I don't play any redowas. If I did. I
think I could keep time. I will call Miss
In a moment more a youthful figure,
dressed in mourning, came quietly in, and
seated herself at the piano, and commenc
ed playing a brilliant redowa. while Dr.
Ralphs arms encircled the widow's waist,
and her golden head almost reclined on
his breast. He was the first to stop, under
pretense of being dizzy. Miss Randall
arose from the piano and prepared to
leave the room.
" That is a very pretty redowa. Miss
Randall." said Dr. Ralph. U on t you
favor us with something else."'
She looked around as if to read the ex
pression on each face, to see if approval
were written there, but she evidently saw
anything but that, and excusing herseli.
left the room.
" Very elegant young lady, that,"' said
Mr. Cantrell," appreciatingly.
She is our governess, sir," replied
Mrs. Gibson, with an emphasis which was
- Can't help that. Mrs. Gibson: she is
extremely good-looking. Don't yod think
" She has nwanificent eyes and Urih. I
never noticed her so particularly before,"'
I wonder why it is that men generally
ignore all social distinctions. I don't be
lieve a man would ever have an idea that
wealth or birth was at all essential to ad
mission into the jirst society. They make
a distinction as to merit, education, per
sonal attractions, etc., etc.. but dollars and
cents never; and ray word for it. when
you hear a gentleman bringing forward
anv objection to a person's acquaintance
or intimacy on the grounds oi pecuniary
incompatibility, you may
von may mane tin uui
mind that his mother was deficient in good
sen.-e and discrimination, or else lie pos
sesses a vain, shallow-brained wife, who,
wishing to forget her own plebian origin,
makes her husband's money a stepping
stone to all preferment. Dr. Ralph had
no prejud ices of this sort. His mother an d
sister had tried in vain to instill into his
head and heart some of their aristocratic
ideas, but it was a moral impossibility to
drag him doirn to their level. It could
not be done. God had created him abort!
all such petty considerations.
Miss Randall's duties were legion ; yet
she never complained. Each morning one
of the servants swept Dr. Ralph's oiiice.
but lie was so particular and " fussy"
about books and papers, that some one
else was obliged .to do the dusting and
regulating. This work fell to Miss Ran
dall. Mrs. Gibson hadn't the patience or
inclination. Julia was too indolent.
One morning Ralph entered the oflice
while Lottie was thus engaged. He had
never seen her there before, and was quite
.Miss Randall'' said he," I am astonished
to see you here, doing servant's work. By
whose orders do you do this'"'
" I heard your mother say. sir,' said
Lottie, eor.siug her work and looking him
calmly in the face, "that you were very
particular in regard to yoUr papers and
books, and that you found a great deal of
fault with the servants" carelessness, so I
offered tay services, thinking 1 might be,
able to discriminate between articles of
rubbish and articles of virtu ; but I assure
vou 1 find mvself sadly puzzled occasion
ally.'" Ralph laughed heartily, lighted his cigar,
laid himself back in his comfortable oiiice
chair, lilted Ids feet to the table, and very
leisurely surveyed the graceful, dark-robed
figure putting filings to rights in such a
demure, political manner. . Miss Randall
dusted each book and pamphlet, and then
" Will you be kind enough to remove
your feet. Dr. Gibson, a moment.'
" Certainly, certainly," and he pushed
himsolf away from the table.
Then Lottie brandished her little feather
duster around the pictures and furniture
stopping in front of Ids chair.
"It is really very unfortunate, doctor,
that you came in before 1 Lad finished my
task ; but as I dislike extremely to leave
my work uncompleted, you wi 11 oblig e me
exceedingly by taking another chair until
I remove the dust from this."
So Dr. Ralph did again as he was bid.
" I wonder. Miss Randall, if there -is a
place where we are delivered from the an
noyance of dust and dirt?''
" Probably, sir : but are dust and dirt
your greatest earthly troubles?"
" Not by a deuced sight, Miss Randall,"
Dr. Ralph didn't always think twice before
lie spoke once, not even in ladies' society.
" but why do vou ask such a question as
" Because I thought ihev appeared so
very infinitesimal to me in comparison,
that if you had no greater perplexity than
that, you must be an unusually happy man.
and l" think it is always best to pray to be
delivered from the greater evil first."
" That's ike way you reason, is it?
Well. then. Miss Randall. I'll make you
my confidant, and you shall join with me
in supplicating Dr. Ralph's speedy release
from tlx." thraldom of frivolous, designing
women." Lottie looked at him a moment,
as if undecided what to do for she could
hardly believe that he intended ran thing
personal by the remark, when he relieved
her by inquiring very abruptly :
" How long have vou been with us. Miss
" Three months, doctor."
" Three months! and yet in all that time
I have never seen you in the drawing-room
but once. Why do you remain here, when
there are other families with whom vou
could be infinitely happier because ap
" I am well aware of that, doctor, but
my reasons for remaining here are these :
Your mother pays me an excellent salary,
considerably larger than 1 could hope to
obtain elsewhere ; atid as I have an invalid
mother to support, the pecuniary benefit
is worth a great deal more to me than any
amount of appreciation or society."
" What is the matter with your mother ?"
asked Dr. Ralph, abruptly.
" Consumption, sir, I am afraid.'
" Has she a physician?"
" No, sir."
" Where dose .she live ?"
' Twenty-fifth street."
' What number?"'
Lottie gave him the desired number, and
lie drew out his memorandum book and
made a very professional entry, without
any remark whatever.
It had been Lottie's great desire to pro
cure a first-class physician for her mother,
but she had never been able to do so. and
it was the greatest grief of her life to see
her failing week after week, and she
obliged to leave her alone in her feeble
ness ; so. although she did not dare ask
Dr. Ralph any questions, yet she felt that
he would benefit her, if anybody could.
Julia and Mrs. Goodhue were preparing
for a large parry. Ralph had promised to
escort the widow ! It was a bore; but
common civility demanded a little atten
tion to his sister's friend, so lie had re
solved to be very gracious, and at dinner
bantered them in regard to their toilets,
and assured them that unless they were
' got up" (that was one of Ralph's pet
phrases) in the most recherche style, noth
ing would ever induce him to take them
out again. They did not engage their
hair dresser in time, and the consequence
was that Lottie's good taste and nimble
fingers were called into requisition. Never
before laid the widow s golden locks
shown off to such good advantage ; and
Julia's wavy black hair was arranged in
classic bands around her finely-shaped
head, which made her style of beauty more
regal than ever. Ralph was sent for to
Mrs. Goodhue, with her eyes turned
modestly away, arrayed in her pearl-colored
silk with" 'its frills of real lace, and
sparkling diamonds with their heavy jet
settings, was indeed a beautiful picture,
and to most men an irresistible one. Miss
Randall stood in the background, survey
ing her handiwork with evident apprecia
tion. Ralph looked thcr" over, flattered Mrs.
Goodhue until the little lady was entirely
overeorne. and then asked :
"I'ut. Jul. who fixed your top-knots?"'
" Miss Randall. Ralph, and hasn't she
done herself credit ?"' exclaimed Julia, en
thusiastically. She has given you both, ladies, a finish
and elegance, which no hair-dresser could
have done ; but my opinion is, she could
have found better business, and not half
tried. Have you copied that manuscript
for me. Miss Randall '.'"'
" No. sir. I haven't had time : but I will
go to the office and do it immediately."'
Oh! it is of no consequence ; perhaps
I shall have time when I return. If any
one comes for me in a hurry, please tell
them where I can be found ;" and so they
rolled oil" to the fashionable parly.
To hi conHr-yor.'
Oar Chip Basket.
The latest style of bonnet that has ap-
peared in Paris is a twine string w ith a
diamond set in the top.
The Berlin correspondent of the London
lie cle tc says Bismark averages a bottle of
brandy every day.
The Paris correspondent of the N. Y5
Wtnid says Louis Napoleon intends to ab
dicate his throne on the closing of the
great French Exhibition.
Mr. Horace B. Proctor, a smart colored
man. had a handsome vote for MayoPof
Lowell, and yet the Radical papers of that
city do not even mention his name. '
To cure the toothache, pulverize eqtuu
parts of salt and alum, take as much cot
ton as will fill the tooth, dampen it, put
in the mixture, and place it in the tooth.
We require four things of woman that
virtue dwell in her heart, that modesty
play on her brow, that sweetness flow on
her lips, and industry occupy her hands.
A poor little girl in the Fourth Ward,
New York, as she was 'lying said : " She
was glad she was going to die, because
now her brothers and sisters would have
enough to eat.'
A Western paper says they have preach
ers out there of the stern-wheel species,
who are " exceedingly light in the head,
but keep up a prodigious racket in the
Pouring cold water on the face ami
Ik ad destroys the effect of narcotic poison.
A girl poisoned with landman in England
was saved in this way. alter all other rem
edies had failed.
" My friend." s t'd a doctor to an Irish
patient, be composed, we must all die
once."' "An' it's that vexes me." replied
Pat ; "if it wor more than onc't, I d be
aisy in my mind.'
In peeling onions, put a large needle in
the mouth, hrdf in and half out. The nee
dle attracts the oily juice of the bull), and
any number may be peeled without atiect
ing the eyes,
A letter to the African 2'ones says : The
death of King Quow Pgudy, of Aquapim,
was the signal for the sacrificing of some
thirty-five or forty men raid women con
nected w it'n his household. O
There are 485.000 Catholics 5m New
York city. 2,".0U! ot whom are regular
church attendants. The total include
50.000 voting men between the ages of 15
and 30 years. O
The Atlanta Ld'Wymcer denies that the
subject of repudiation is being agitated in
Georgia, and declares that the people of
that State will never repudiate their hon
est del its, their credit, their moral man
hood, or tli'eir self-respect.
A person who has taken pains to ex
amine the records, states that in 18G4. the
bloodiest year of the war. there wereOO
more of accidental deaths of citizens of
Massachusetts, than of Massachusetts sol
diers killed in battle. o
The Catholic Church in the United States
is said to have 3.884 churches and chapels,
74 theological seminaries, and 1,404 acad
emics and schools, containing 30,0 '.)0o
pupils. The Catholic population of the
United States is estimated from 4,000.000
Jt is stated that in Vermont one couple
out of every eleven that are married sub- o
sequently gets a divorce. When it is
known that there are many more applica
tions for divorces than are granted, the
amount of matrimonial felicity in that
State cannot be regarded as very great.
John W. Steele, who in lSGat the age
of twenty, became heir to the celebrated
McCiintock farm on Oil Creek, Pa.. whielP
then yielded an income of $2,000 per day,
and SldO.OOO in ready money, lias become
a miserable pauper, and the farm haQbeen
sold to pay the taxes.
At a " spiritual circle." a viriPcrar ladv
asked : " lsthe spirit of my husband pres- O
entf when an answer came, " He is."
She asked : "John, are you happy with
out me ?"' " Very happv." " Where re
you, John ?"' " In h 1." It is further re
lated that the vinegar lady threw a lamp
at the medium's head, which had the effect)
of solving the problem of squaring a circle.
A Philadelphia paper is responsible for
the following fish story : Mr. Schoelhurtz.
cf Erie. Pa., went fishing to the light-house
dock on Friday last. While examining
his watch, a fine gold one. a fish bit. tak
ing off his hook, at the same time fhe sud-
den jerk threw his watch out of his hand
into the lake. On going ashore MrOS.
bought of another lisherm: an cight-o
pound black bass, just caught, in whose
mouth he found his hook : but strangest of
all, upon cutting
the fish open.Ohe found
his watch, which
had not even stopped
Tun Pnii-msTOTnc Remains ix Minne
sota. The New York Herald published a
few days since a letter from St. Anthony,
Minnesota, giving an account of a remark
able cave that had been discovered in that
city. It is stated that a man. while dig
ging out earth in the cellar of his house,
which stood on a limestone bluff, found an
iron door, wnicn, being opened, revealed
a flight of steps cut in the solid rock. He
descended them and found several spa
cious apartments, in which a stone altar
and various relics indicating that human
sacrifices had been perpetrated there, still
remained. Remains were also seen, indi
cating that the cave had beerPiCplacof
resort, probably for the purpose of human
sacrifice, by the mysterious race which
preceded the Indians in the habitation of
our continent. The outlet of the cavern,
though blocked up by falling stones, ob
viously opened on the high banks of the
river. The story seemed very doubtful,
and our suspicions were apparently coiit
firmed by the denial by the St. Anthony
correspondent of the St. Paul Pioneer, of
any such cave being known toxist at St.
Anthony. Reuben Nesmith, of St. An
thony, however, writes to the St. Paul
Press, saying that the Herald's account is
true and unexaggerated, and that the mat
ter has been purposely kept secret until
the explorations have been completed
the letter to the Herald having been un
authorized, (lie adds : 1 hope to be able,
in the course of a lew days, to invite the
public to test the truth of the assertions
made by the Herald, by a personal inspec
tion of these wonderful relics and this
subterranean memento of a past age, and
which may bo truly pronounced 'jgje-his-toric.
I propose to extend an invitation
to the Governor and the members of the
Legislature to visit them as soon as thevQ
next assemble ; and I trust that, should the
Historical Society decide not to purchase
these remarkable antiquities, the State
will at orKe take measures to secure them,
to be preserved among rt archives. CH--cmnati
GozeVe. O 'q