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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRI1L 20, 1867.
(Tljc lUcckin Enterprise.
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By D. O. IRELAND,
OFFICE: South east corner of Fifth and
Mais streets, in the building lately known
as the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
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Multnomah Lodge No.. 1, A. Ql
I?'. & A. M. Holds its regular sD4.
Qmmunications on the first and third Sat
urdays of each month, at half past six p. m.
Brethren in good standing are invited to
attend. Uv order of W. M.
Orcon City, Nov. Oth, 1800. 3:ly
"'iSl'"' Oregon L.ol
rc No. 3, I. O.
-MePts every Wednes
day evening at 7 o'clock, in the
Masonic Hall. Members of the order are in
ited to attend. l!y order N. G. 3:ly
AVrillanetle Lodge No. 131. O. G. T.
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rooms
S.E. corner of Main and Fifth streets, at 7 1-2
; o'clock. Visiting members are invited to
liv order of W. C. T.
IV. C. JOHN'SOX.
F. O. M COWX.
JOHINTSON & McCOWN,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
lf Will attend to all business entrusted
t our care in any of the Courts of the State,
eullect money, negotiate loans, sell real es
t ite, etc. q
"TTarticular attention given to contested
I nu4 east-fi. l.yl
D. M. McKENNEY,
'Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
ViriLL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
f V business entrusted to his care.
Ot-FiCE OneCJoor north of Bell & Parker's
Prug store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
S. H U L A
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Oregon Cit, Oregon.
Office over Charman & Brother. fS:tf
D?. F. Barclay, M. R. C. L,v
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. p. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Resident,
Main Street (52) Oregon City.
Dr. H. Saffarrans,
PH YSICIAN and SURGE OJN.
OFFICIB-In J. Fleming's Book Store.
Mi'ui street, Oregon, City. (52
Permanently Located at Oregon City', Oregon.
Rooms over Charman & Bro.'s store. Main
PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY !
IT IS ONLY NECESSARY TO LET THE
public be informed that
QT. L, HACK, Artist
Has removed') the Photographic Rooms on
Main street lately occupied by Morrison C.
Athey, where he is prepared to execute bet
ter work than ever.
For Children's Pictures the best hours are
between 0 and 12 o'clock A. m. 23. ly
JAMES 1YL MOOSE,
uslice of the Peace ct' City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
"Will attend to; the acknowledgment of
ieeds. and all other duties appertaining to
the ollice of Justice of the Peace. 2:ly
3 John Fleming,
DEALER iu BOOKS and STATIONERY.
ThanKful for the patronage heretofore re
c eived, respectfully solicits a, continuance
of the favors of a generous public.
His store is between Jacobs' and Acker
man's bricks, on the west side of Main street-.
Oregon City, October 27th, '6t$. (tf
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
q Alain street, Oregon City.
I Will attend to all work in tvt3 line, con-
sisting in part of Carpenter and Jqiner work
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
. attended to. (52
W. H. MARSHALL.
j SMITH Et MARSHALL,
f Mack-Smiths and Boiler Makers.
j Corner of Main and Third streets,
I Oregon City O
jlacksmithing in all its branches. Boiler
I easting aDtl 'pairing. All work warranted
liogive satisfaction. (52
I JOJEt SCHRAM
Manufacturer and Dealer in
t )tiIDLS, HARNESS, etc, d-c,
Main street, between Third and Fourth,
J Oregon City.
'T'HE attention of parties desiring anything
i m ,mecjs directed to my stock,.be
i re making purchases elsewhere.
I v . c A. LEVY,
n aam street, at the Telegraph Office,
Oregon Uty .....Oregon.
L- Dealer in
I r. Aser's Ready-made Clothing,
Cigars, Tobacco' Pipes, Stationery,
Cutlery, Willow and Wooden
T-vJdI? AtapIe Medics, Candies, Nuts,
C L IF F HOUSE.
Nearly Opposite Woolen Factory.
W. L. WHITE, r, .
T. W. RIIOADES, f Proprietors.
Oregon City, Oregon.
We invite the citizens of Oregon City, and
the traveling public, to give us a sh'are of
their patronage. Meals can be had at all
hours, to please the rcost fastidious. f 15
Main Street, one door north of the Woolen
Oregon City Oregon.
Win. Barlow, 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. (52
Professor A. J. Rutjes,
V7PLL be glad to receive a number of
T T Pupils at his
MUSIC ROOM AT THE CLIFF HOUSE,
lie 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. 3:ly
lifes ManuF's Co.
Manufacture, and have constantly on
handt a very Superior Article of
Strata Wrapping Iiaper.
Orders will receive prompt attention.
22.lv J J. D. MILLER, Secretary.
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE :
BRAN AND CHICKEN FEED!
Z'-v?" Parties wanting feed must furnish
their Backs. lS.our
(jUl HENRY II UJBEL, .
Having purchased the above Brewery,
wishes to inform the public 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 filled.
Oregon City, December 28th, 186(5. lOtf
All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
or packages and freight of whatever descrip
tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
promptly and with care. 16.6m
1866. H. C. MYERS.
J. MYERS & BROTHER,
C lie sip Csisli Store !
Under tAe Court House, in Oregon City.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes. Clothing,
Groceries, Hardware, etc., etc.,
WTiiclt, t7icy propose to sell as cheap as any
House in Oregon.
Oregon City, October 23, 1S60. 2:ly
Main street, Oregon City,
Adjoining the Hrick Store of
JAMES MANN, Propr.
This popular saloon is always supplied
with the very best quality of Wiues and
Liquors, Ale, Porter, iieer and Cider, Cigars
and Tobacco. Give me a fall.
7:lyJ JAMES MANN.
Fashion Billiard Saloon.
Main street, between Second and Third,
Ore yon City.
J. G. Mann, Proprietor.
THE above long established and popular
Saloon is yet a favorite resort, and as
onlv the choicest brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars are dispensed to customers a
share of the public patronage is solicited,
(ly) J. C. MANN.
West Side Main Street, between Second and
Third, Oregon City.
GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietbn
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 wines,
liquors and cigars. 52
JAMES M0RFITT & CO.,
WOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC Es
pecially of Canemah, that they have
established a Store at that 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. Cly
HAYING 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 Salem. Charges moderate.
Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
5gT" Plans, Specifications, and accurate
working drawings prepared on short notice
after the latest approved style. (ly)
Ask your neighbor to subscribe
for the Entekfiuse.
I hold that Christian grace abounds
Where charity is seen , that when
We climb to Heaven, 'tis on the rounds
Of love to men.
I hold all else, named piety,
A selfish scheme, a vain pretense;
Where centre is not can there be
This I moreover hold, and dare
Affirm where'er my rhyme may go,
Whatever thirgs be sweet or fair,
Love makes them so.
Whether it be the lullabies
That charm to rest the nursing bird,
Or that sweet confidence of sighs
And blushes, made without a word.
Whether the dazzling and the flush
Of softly sumptuous garden bowers,
Or by some cabin door, or bush
Of ragged flowers.
'Tis not the wide phylactery,
Nor stubborn fast, nor stated prayers,
That make us saints ; we judge the tree
By what it bears.
And when a man can live apart
From works, on theologic trust,
I know the blood about his heart
Is dry as dust.
Ecried Cities in America. We have
heard of an interesting discovery in 1854
of the remains of an ancient city in South
America, transmitted by an official docu
ment of the province of Loja, in the Re
public of Equador, to the Minister of For
eign Affairs. It appears from it, that the
ruins are situated some twenty miles from
the city of Loja, in the center of the moun
tain called Tambabaluco. Toward an an
gle of the mouth of an extensive plain, is
to be seen a beautiful temple of sixty-four
yards long, and ten wide, with pillars per
fectly worked and in good condition. To
the south is seen a magnificent palace of
sixty yards long, with a grand gateway,
worked in the same style as the temple,
spacious saloons and apartments, with
enclosed baths, which convey the idea of
gardens. To the east stand several build
ings, forming streets, which though of less
magnificence, are of the same material.
The former populousness of this ancient
and long buried city, may be estimated by
the size of two pantheons on each side,
each at least four and a half miles in ex
tent, with places set apart for interring
Mrs. Partington ox the Romans. " I
never did like the Romans," said Mrs.
Partington, when seeing the play of Cori
olanus, " since I mistook some Roman
punch for ice cream, and it got into my
head. And I came pretty nigh exploding
once in trying to light one of Isaac's Ro
man candles, thinking it was wax. I must
say they are a set of fickle-minded crea
tures, taking the gentleman in the red
table-cloth for a counsel, and then going
to throw him over the terrapin rock. I
am very glad, though, they didn't do it,
because I don't see how the play could
get along without him, and it would have
disappointed so many " "Stop talking'
said a hai-!?li voice behind her. Mrs. Par
tington looked round at the speaker, who
scowled at her with the indignation of
two shillings' worth of impaired enjoy
ment, and she, simply saying, " You
needn't be so bituminous about it," was
Incident of By-gone Days. Near this
city, says the St. Jo. Herald, a few years
since, the rite of baptism was performed
on several women by immersion in the
river. As it was winter, a hole had to be
cut in the ice, and the novelty of the scene
attracted a large crowd, among whom
were several Indians, who looked on in
wondering silence. They retired without
understanding the object of the ceremony
they had seen ; but observing that all the
subjects were females, and getting a vague
idea that it was to make them good, the
Indians came back a few days after, bring
ing their squaws With them. Cutting an
other hole in the ice, near the same place,
they immersed each and all of them, in
spite of their remonstrances, being sure
that if it was good for the whites it was
good for the reds.
Willis' Funeral. The Cleveland riain
dealers&ys: There was something inex
pressibly sad and painful about the funeral
of Willis. A man of no settled convic
tions, of no depth of character, a gilded
butterfly of society, whose only elysium
was to bask in the evanescent sunshine of
social favor, he became at last a crushed
and broken thing. The story of his clos
ing day is a painful one, and the hand of
death was a merciful one, both to the sick
man and those around him.
Ingenious Enigma. The following was
written by Mr. Canning, and for a long
time it baffled, the skill of all England to
solve it :
' There is a word of plural number,
A foe to peace and quiet slumber ;
Now, anj word you chance to take,
By adding S. you plural make ;
But if you add an S. to this,
How strange the metamorphosis 1
Plural is plural then no more-,
And sweet what bitter was before."
The solution will be found in the word
cares to which, by adding an s you have
" Figures will not lie," is an old and
used to be credited saying. But the in
troduction of hoops, crinoline, hips, and
cotton breastworks, ha3 played the dick
ens with the proverb.
Sent ly Express."
Marian Harlan was alone in the world
her mother was just buried.
She was a beautiful brown haired girl,
with soft shy eye3 of a violet gray, and
rosy lips compressed to a firmness beyond
her years. For after all she was only
seventeen, and so Deacon Gray was tell
ing her, as he sat by- the fire, spreading
his huge hands over the tardy blaze, and
"But what ai-e you going to do to earn
your bread and butter, child ?"
" I don't know I haven't thought
Mamma had an uncle living in New York
" Yes, yes I have hearn tell about him
he was mad, 'cause your mother did not
marry just to suit him, wasn't he V
Marian was silent. Deacon Gray wait
ed a few moments, hoping she would ad
mit him into her secret meditations ; but
she did not, and the deacon went home to
tell his wife that ' that Harlan girl was
just the queerest creature he ever came
In the meantime Marian was packing
her few scanty things into a little carpet
bag, by the wierd, flickering light of the
dying wood fire.
" I will go to New York," she said to
herself, setting her small pearly teeth firm
"My mother's uncle shall hear her
cause pleaded through my own lips. Oh,
I wish my heart would not throb so wild
ly ! I am no longer meek Minnie Harlan ;
I am an orphan, all alone in the world,
who must fight life's battle with her own
Lower Broadway at 7 o'clock, r. m.
What a Babel of crashing wheels, hurry
ing humanity, and conglomerate noise it
was? Minnie Harlan sat in the corner of
an express office, under the flare of gas
lights, surrounded by boxes, and wonder
ing whether the people ever went crazy.
She was dressed plainly grey poplin,
with a shabby old-fashioned little straw
bonnet tied with black ribbons, and a blue
veil, while her article of baggage, the
little carpet-bag. lay in her lap. She had
sat there two hours, and was very tired.
" Poor little thing!"' thought the dark
haired youngest clerk nearest her, who in
habited a sort of wire cage under the cir
clet of ga3 lights. And then he took up
hi3 pen and plunged into a perfect Ocean
" Mr. Evans."
The dark-haired clerk emerged from his
cage with his pen behind his ear in obedi
ence to the beckoning finger of his supe
rior. " I have noticed that young woman sit
ting here for some time how came she
"Expressed on, sir, from Millington,
Iowa, arrived this afternoon."
As though Minnie Harlan was a box or
"Consigned to Walter Harrington,
"And why hasn't she been called for?"
"I sent up to Mr. Harrington's address
to notify him some time ago. I expect an
answer every moment."
" Very odd," said the gray haired gen
tleman, taking up his newspaper.
" Yes, sir, rather."
Some three-quarters of an hour after
wards, Frank Evans came to the pale
girl's side with an indescribable pity in
his hazel eyes.
" Miss Harlan we have sent to Mr. Har
rington's residence "
Minnie looked up with a feverish red
upon her cheek, and her hand clasped
tightly on the handle of the faded carpet
bag. " And we regret to inform you that he
sailed for Europe at twelve o'clock this
A sudden blur came over Minnie's eyes
she trembled like a leaf. In all her cal
culations she made no allowance for an
exigency like this.
" Can we do anything further for you ?"
questioned the young clerk politely.
w Nothing no one can do anything
Frank Evans was turning away, but
something in the piteous tones of her voice
appealed to every manly instinct within
" Shall I send to any other of your
" I have no friends."
" Perhaps I can have your things sent to
some quiet family hotel ?"
Minnie opened her little leather purse,
and showed him two ten cent pieces, with
a smile that was almost a tear.
" This is all the money I have in the
So young, so beautiful, and so desolate !
Frank Evans had been in New York all
his life, but he had never met an exact
parallel case to this. He bit the end of his
pen in dire perplexity.
" But what are you going to do ?"
" I don't know, sir. Isn't there a work
house, or some such place I could go to,
until I could find something to do ?"
" Hardly." Frank Evans could scarce
ly help smiling at Minnie's simplicity.
" They are putting out the lights and
preparing to close the office," said Minnie,
starting to her feet. " I must go some
where.' "Mis3 Harlan," said Frank quietly, " my
home is a very poor one I am only a five
hundred dollar clerk but I am sure my
mother will receive you under her roof
for a day or two, if you can trust me."
"Trust you?" Minnie looked at him
through violet eyes obscured in tears.
" Oh, sir, I should be so thankful."
" How late you are Frank ! Here, give
me your overcoat it is all powdered with
snow, and "
Hush, mother, there is a young lady
" A young lady, Frank!"
" Yes, mother ; expressed on to old Har
rington, the rich merchant, from Iowa,
He sailed for Europe this morning, and
she is entirely alone. Mother she looks
like poor Blanche, and I knew you
wouldn't refuse her a corner here until
she could find something to do."
Mrs. Evans. went! to the door and called
cheerily out :
" Come up stairs, my dear, you are as
welcome as flowers in May ! Frank you
did quite right ; you always do."
The days and weeks passed on. and still
Minnie Harlan remained an inmaie of
Mrs. Evans' humble dwelling. " It seems
as though she had taken our dear Blanche's
place," said the. cozy little widow ; " and
she is so useful about the house. I don't
know how I managed without her."
" Now, Minnie, you are not in earnest
about leaving us to-morrow?"
" I must, dear Mrs. Evans. Only think,
I have been here two mouths to-morrow,
and the situation as governess is advanta
geous." " Very well, I shall tell Frank how ob
stinate you are."
"Dearest Mrs. Evans, please don't?
Please keep my secret?"
" What secret is it that is to be so relig
iously kept?" asked Mr. Frank Evans,
coolly walking into the midst of the dis
cussion, with his dark hair tossed about by
the wind, and his hazel eyes sparkling
"Secret!" repeated Mrs. Evans energet
ically, wiping her dim spectacle glasses.
" Why, Minnie is determined to leave u,?
" Minnie !"
"I must. Frank, I have no right to tres
pass further on your kindness."
" No right, eh ?" Minnie, do you know
that the house has been different since you
have been here? Do you suppose we
want to lose our little sunbeam?"
Minnie smiled sadly, but her hand felt
very cold and passive in Frank's warm
"You'll stay Minnie?"
"No." She shook her head determin
edly. " Then you must be made to stay," said
Frank. " I've missed something of great
value lately, and I hereby arrest you on
suspicion of the theft!"
"Missed something!" Minnie rose,
turned red and white. " Oh, Frank, you
can never suspect me ?'
"But I do suspect you. In fact, I am
quite sure the article is in your posses
sion." "The article ?"
"My heart, Miss Minnie. Now, look
here; I love you Minnie Harlan, and I
will be a true and good husband to you.
Stay, be my little wife."
So Minnie Harlan, instead of going out
as a governess, according to the pro
gramme, married the dark haired clerk in
Ellison's Express Office.
They were very quietly married early in
the morning, and Frank took Minnie home
to his mother, and then went calmly about
his business in the wire cage, under the
" Evans !"
" Yes, sir."
Frank with his pen behind his ear as of
yore, quietly obeyed the behest of the gray
" Do you remember the young woman
who was expressed on from Millington.
Iowa, two months since ?''
" Yes, sir, I remember her."
A tall, silver haired Id gentleman here
interposed with eager quickness :
" Where is she ? I am her uncle. Walter
Harrington. I have just returned from
Paris, where the news of her arrival
reached me. I want her ; she is the only
living relative I have."
" Ah ! but sir, you cannot have her,"
" Can't have her ? What do you mean ?
Has anything happened ?"
"Yes, sir, something has happened;
Miss Harlan was married to me this morn-ing.-
Walter Harrington started.
"Take me to her," he said hoarsely.
" I can't be parted from ray only relative
for such a mere whim."
" I wonder if he calls the marringe ser
vice and wedding rings mere whims?"
thought honest Frank ; but he obeyed in
" Minnie," said the old man, in faltering
accents, " you will come to me and be the
daughter of my old age? I am rich,
Minnie, and you are alt I have in the
But Minnie stole her hand through her
" Dearest uncle, he was kind to me
when I was most desolate and alone. I
cauuet leave my husband, uncle Walter
I love him !"
" Then you must both come and be my
children," said the only man doggedly.
" And you must come now. for the great
house is as lonely as a tomb."
Frank Evans is no longer an express
clerk, and pretty Minnie moves in velvet
and diamonds ; but they are quite as hap
py as they were in the old days, and that
is saying enough. Uncle Walter Har
rington grows older and feebler every
day, and his two children, are the sunshine
of 'hi declining life.
Respect for Age
The duty of giving honor to old age,
was enjoined upon the Hebrews by a
special divine command. " Thou shall
rise up before the hoary head, a.nd honor
the face of the old man, and fear thvGod :
I am the Lord." It was taught and prac
ticed by some of the rudest and most war
like of the ancients.
An aged man once went into a crowded
assembly in the city of Athens. The
Athenians, who were proverbial for their
refinement and intelligence, kept their
seats, while the Spartans, who were noted
for their waut of polish, rose in a dense
body, and in a reverential manner made
room lor the old man.
Respect for age, is one of the most com
mon virtues practiced by the Indians of
this continent. In Ihe battle or the chase,
around the council fire or the wigwam,
the words of fathers are received as the
words of the wise, and when the aged men
opened their lips, the young men kept si
lence. In many of the nations of the East, and
especially upon the ground hallowed by
the labors and death of the Saviour of
men, which seemed to have rested long
beneath the curse of God. this virtue is re
tained and practiced. When an aged man
enters the room, all who are in it immedi
ateTy rise and receive his salutations.
Vil?n an aged parent enters, the children
rise up and remain standing until the fa
ther is seated. They then come forward
and show their respect by kissing his
hand, aud in return receive his blessing,
which is given by laying the hand on the
head. It is only when we come to lands
blessed with the Gospel, and with a large
degree of intelligence and refinement,
that we find the hoary head has come to
dishonor, and often to insult. Reverence
for old age has become antiquated, and
the young are becoming wiser in their
generation, than the generation of their
fathers. Whether this may be chargeable
to our republican institutions, to the re
finement of the age, or to the neglect of
parents, is not easy to determine. But
wherever the fault may lie, it is an evil
wiucii snoiuu ciann tne earnest atten
tion and watchful care of parents and
It is with refreshing interest that we
look back to the times of our boyhood,
and remember that we were required re
spectfully to take off our hats when a
stranger passed, or when we came into the
presence of the aged. Nor shall we ever
forget the impression made while once
sitting in an assembly of some three hun
dred young men. An aged man, burdened
with years, came in. The whole assembly
rose and continued standing until the
aged man had walked the length of the
house, and taken his seat. It was a noble
sight. But these are things belonging to
the past, not the present. The march of
refinement has converted babies into
boys, and boys into men. The order is
now reversed. Eiihu must speak and tl?e
lips of the ancients keep silence. The
hoary heads must stand aside, while beard
less youths give utterance to their wisdom
and their worth.
It may be safely doubted whether so
ciety has gained anything by this change.
Josn Billings on tue Robin Redbreast.
The red breslid robbing is a burd
muchly doted onto by seminary girls and
Gentlemen farmers also encurridge the
robbing becoz he swallereth insex Avhen
he can't get no sno or anything else to
But practicle farmers and fruit growists
begin to don't see it.
I was onst a gentleman farmist.
I am not so gentle as I was.
I go for real farming, making my pile
of manhoor and raising things to eat.
1 used to listen for the robbing's mat
ting lay aud his evening carol, but I found
out that he singed only to seduce female
robbings, and that where he et five insex
he et quarts of cherries, strawberries and
rents, raspberries and celrer, and then
pitclit into the mcllerest Bartlett pairs.
I found that my fruit agreed too well
with Mr. robbing's crop.
His wobbling to his female friends at
evening didn't pay for his gobblin choice
fruit all day.
And so, my friends, when the swetc red
brest gets fat on the eggpensive products
of Northern gardings and flocks southward
to fill unsentimental potpiea, I bid him
adoo without regret,
Advertising. A celebrated wholesale
merchant in London, England, has pre
sented the proprietors of the lllegraph
with a printing press which cost $25,000,
as a token of appreciation. In doing so
he accompanied the gift by a letter, which
said: "By judicious advertising in your
paper I have amassed the fortune which
enables me to offer this testimony of regard
a .,i ,,-m ?
uuu liuui " ni-
Billings says : " I could never find the
meaning of 4 collide' in Webster. But
riding one day on the New York railway
I saw it all. It was the attempt of two
trains to pass each other on a single track.
If I remember correctly, it was a shocking
An exchange strikes the names of two
delinquent subscribers from its list. Thc
editor says he was obliged to do so for the
reason that they were both but recently
hung by the Sheriff, and he did not know
their present address.
Lessons to House Buyers. 6
The Gloucester (Mas.) Aden-User toll
ihe following instructive story : Several
years ago there resided in a fisher
man whose surname was Peter. He had
quite a large family, and had purchased a
house, giving as part payment a mortgage
on the building. Time passed off and he
got in arrears, and the mortgage threat
ened to foreclose. This was a severe blow
to Feter, as he knew not where to go, or
how to relieve himself. In his trouble hV
applied to a well known financier in town,
who listened to his story, binned him for
his negligence, gave him some good. ad
vice, and concluded byO saying that he
would help him out of the dhTieul'ty, and
put him in the way of paying for the house,
if he would solemnly agree o follow out
his instructions, and if he deviated in the
least, he would !m e nothing further fo do
with him. Peter assented to this and re
ceived the money to pay up the mortgage,
amounting to S5,000. "Now," said his
benefactor, " I want you to own that hoie
as soon as possible, and to do so you fmtst
give me your note, and upon your return
from every trip of fishing, I want yon to
immediately come to my house, and tell
me how much you have earned, and ho
much you can afford 9o pay towards the
house without distressing yourself and
family. I shall watch you, and if you fail
to come even once, then vou v?ill lose vour
house. Peter promised and went his way.
A fortnight passed, and one morning Peter
knocked at the door of his patron.
" Walk in," was the response.
" How much did you make this trip?"
" Forty dollars, sir."
" How much can you pay towards the
" Thirty, sir." 0
The amount was d9iyQndorsed on iha
note, and Peter again left. At the return
from every trip lQ nevePfail to report
himself, although sometimes he could not
pay but one dollar, vet he was always
kindly received and encouraged. At the
expiration of two years he made his last
payment, interest nnd principal, and re
ceived a clear title to his house, which is
owned and occupied by his own family to
tlis day, who would have been poorly olf
indeed, had he not left them at his decease
a place of shelter
There is a moral to this sketch, wh'eh
is that men desirous of owning property
must make a beginning. aifflOati l to the
amount from their earnings, even if the
sums are sometimes small. They alPhelp
to swell the aggregate, and teach lessons
of economy which in thSiiselves are injure
valuable than the money ived. Youn
men, save a portion of your earrings, and
invest them where they will Qe safe, in
stead of spending them foolishly, as is too
often the case in these davs.
National CiiAKAcrSiusTics. The Chim
ney Corn-er has tye following in its funny
column on the national characteristic of
Popping, the queston :
Yankee : Jonathan "Sail, der yer lov
doughnuts?" Sail "Yes, Jon;Jhan :
why?" Jonathan "Oh, nothiiv; only
jus consider me one o' them doughnuts."
W'cslern : Loquacious Individual" Hol
lo, old gal see here! I've scaBr-lofis-tercated
all over the equinimiry of (This
'ere country, looking for jist sich a critter
as you. What say will yQ hitch?"
Western Jal " O shucks I calker late ;
so let's git up and git."
Dutch : Hans "Ich will haben you.
Johnannas. I loves you more than I daes
mein lager bier." Jokanuas " Oh ya,
Hans ; dat is good." 0
French : French Gallant " Oh, Mad
emoiselle, will yviii do me ze very much
honor to accept ze hand ?" Mademoiselle
" Oh, Monsieur you make my face
very much rouge. Ask Madam. Voulez.
Jew: Ilairmian "Matilda, I have five
Rgold watches, almost as good as new von
good lot of second hand clodgigs, and von
good camel-hair shawl, which 1 will give
you if you will bo mine bride." Matild)
" Dear Hamman, I can't resist ;obut let
me see the camel-hair shawl first,"
Irish : Patrick " Biddy, darling would
yeez like a new house, a cow, a pig, and
nteself in the bargain ?" Biddy : Och,
Paddy don't be lazing me! 'Tis the
Praste we're aflher wanting."
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A Severe Reply. An Eastern Ccotem
porary, under the heading. " woigc than a
dead duck," tells the following : In-lSoS
tnere was a severe stump debate between
Andrew Johnson, then a candidate foro
gubernatorial honors, and Gustavus
Henry, generally known as " Gus. the
eagle orator." The debate excited much
interest, Andy closed his speech with
this annihilating declamation :
" We met this eagle, and I can say. with
an honest heart, that he has none of my
flesh on his talons none of my blood oil
This was good, and would have been
a stumper, but the undismayed Gus. im
mediately rose to his fec& ad said :
" 'Tis true the honest gentle?nan has met
the eagle and bears no traces of having
left flesh upon his talonsPovoblood upon
his beak. And 'tis not strange mv friends.
for those of jpu who know the habits of
our national bird know full well that he
never feeds on carrion."
Such a shout and such a discomfiture
made Andy quake.
A woman being enjoined to try the ef
fect of kindness on her husband, and bein f
told that it would " heap coals of fire on.
his head;" replied that she had tried bilin'
water, and that didn't do a bit or good, so
she was rather doubtful about the efficacy
The Working Man, a Loudon weekly,
has been compelled to cease publication
because its conductors would not advocate
manhood ;; iuffrage." A significant fact.