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OSISGOHr CITY, OllSGO 'SATURDAir, JUNE 15, 1867.
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PCDL1S1KD EVEET 3ATCUDAT MOENINO
By D. 0. IRELAND,
n cFfrF- South east corner of Fifth and
M uxVtrects, in the building lately known
the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
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" jdi.lt noniali Lodge Ko. 1, A. CC
4h A A. M. Holds its regular MUik
Communications on the first and third Sat
Crd iTS of each month, at half past six P. m.
Brethren in t?ood standing are invited to
1 ' order of " JV1
foTegon City, Nor. 6th, 18&.
Oregon Lodge No. 3, I. O.
I ofO.P. Meets every Wednes
i JSr"" PVeninr at 7 o'clock, in the
f Masonic ifil. Members of the order are in
2 ,ped to attend. By order N. G. in.-J
J "o !
AVifiametle Lodge Xo. 15 I. . O. C. T.
f Meets everv Saturday evening, at the rooms
1 .S K corner of Mam and Firth streets, at 7 1-2
: . . a': memiicrs are. invited to
i c. OCK. lamufi """" . , ,
: jittena. y
By order of
W. C. T.'
V. C. JOUN'SOX.
O. M COS".
I JOHNSON & McCOWN,
1 n", sv. .-.vr--ioisssLSa
J OREGON CITY, OREGON.
I r Will attend to all business entrusted
I our care in any of the Courts of the State,
1 o.llect money, negotiate loans, sell real es-
1 :l;eifIC,'articular attention given to contested
fl nud cases. hll
j " D.-ELMcEEHHEY,
Attorney and Counsellor al Law.
f T7ILL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
$ VV business entrusted to his care,
J Office One door north of Bell & Parker's
Drug store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
' ST HUELAT,
; ATTORNEY AT LAW,
? Oregon City, Oregon.
Oifics over Charman & Brother. S:tf
j Dr.E. SaiFarrans,
I jpll YSICIAN and S URGE ON.
P . o
: OFFICE In J. Fleming's Book Store.
I Main street, Oregon City. (52
DrF. Barclay, LI. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
O O -77-
Main Street f2 Oregon City.
Permanently Located at Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms over Charman & Bro.'s store. Main
JAMES HI. MOORE,
Justice of the PeacP& City Recorder.
Ollico In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
leeds, and iji, other duties appertaining to
the otlice of justice of the Peace. t:ly
DEALER in MOOES and, STATIONERY.
J Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
- ceived, respectfully solicits a continuance
of the favors of a generous public.
I His store is between Jacobs and Acker
I man's briclcs, on the west side of Main street.
I Oregon Citv, October 27th, '66. tf
I CLARK GREENMAN,
NN'TVj, City Drayman,
l feiiS OI! EG OX CITY.
, All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
I or packages and freight ot whatever descrip-
t tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
promptly and with care. 16.6m
DRAY FOR SALE CHEAP !
A FIRST RATE HEAVY DRAY, IN
A good order, will be sold cheap for cash
upvrtk apphcauon to C. GREEXM.AN,
Main street, Oregon City,
Adjoining thj Brick Store of
This popular saloon is always supplied
the very best quality of "Wines and
Liquors, Ale, Porter, JJcer and Cider, Cigars
And Tobacco. Oive me a call.
-:iJ JAMES MANN.
5 H ed Aide Malrt, Street, lelweeji Second and
i Tk&l, Oregon Citj.
7 1 GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
I ineiuls and the public generally that the
I abtr.-e named popular saloon is open for their
I aconimodation, w ith a new and well assort-
f.d SuPply of the finest brands of wines,
"'-juors and cigaft. 52
ani street, between Second and Third,
O Oregon City.
J. C. Mann, Proprietor.
rpHE above longstalhshed and popular
nTi . on is yt a favorite resort, and as
aaJ r C cll01cet brands of Wines, Liquors
h m lffara arc dispensed to customers a
fl public patronage is solicited.
J. C. MAN.
Nearly Opposite, Woolen Factory,
W. L. WHITE, I ' pM-a-
T. W. RHOADES, ProPnetors-
Oregon City, Oregon.
"We invite the citizens of Oregon City, and
the traveling public, to give us a share of
their patronage. Steals can be had at all
hours, to please the irost fastidious. 15
Main Street, one door north of the Woolen
Oregon City Oregon.
Wm. Barlow, Proprietor.
The proprietor, thankful for the continued
patrnnaKe he has received, would inform the
public that he will continue his efforts to
pleast his guests. , ' (52
Late LINCOLN HOUSE,)
K"o. 84: Front street, Portland Oregon.
L. 1 W. QUIMBY, PKorRiETOR,
Late of Western Hotel.)
This house is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be the en
deavor of the proprietor to make his guests
comfortable. The Baggage Wagon will al
ways be found at the landing on the arrival
of steamships aud river boats, carrying bag
gage to the Louse free of charge. L.ly
Nearly Opposite the Post Office, Main street,
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED, WHO HAS FOR
JL some time past endeavored to serve the
public satisfactorily in the art of Shaving
and Hair Dressing, returns his thanks for
the patronage lie has received, and requests
a continuance of the same.
C2.tf ) II. FRANZ.
FHOTOtiliA'PU GALLERY !
IT IS ONLY NECESSARY TO LET THE
public be informed that
JOHN HELM, Aktist,
Has removed to 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 9 and 12 o'clock a. m. 23.1y
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE :
BR AN AND CHICKEN FEED !
Parties wanting feed must furnish
Fapcr Maimf Co.
Manufacture, and have constantly on
hand, a very Superior Article of
Straw Wrapping Paper.
Orders will receive prompt attention.
J. D. MILLER, Secretary.
G AN E M AH STORE!
JAMES M0RFITT & CO.,
T'T'OULD INFORM THE PUBLIC ES-
V pccially of Canemah, that they have
established a Store at that place, where they
will keep on hand a well assorted stock of
Jaerch.an.dIso and Groceries.
which will be sold at reasonable rates, for the
purpose of establishing permanently such a
i a 1 m ri
necessity ai vaneman. x ry us.
DAVID SMITH W. II. MARSHALL.
SMITH & MARSHALL,
Black-Smiths and Boiler Makers.
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Blacksmithing in all its branches. Boiler
making and repairing. All work warranted
to give satisfaction. (52
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Main street, Oregon Oily.
Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
BEE WEE Y!
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 2Sth 1666. lQtf
Main Street, at the Telegraph Office,
Oregon City .Oregon.
Kes lev's Ready-made Clothing,
Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes, Stationery,
Cutlery, Willow and Wooden
Wore, Yankee Notions,
Fancy and staple Groceries, Candies, Nuts,
Toys, etc. (52
LOGUS & ALBltlGIIT,
EXCELSIOR jS MARKET !
Corner of Fourth and Main Sts.,
Oregon City . 7 Oregon.
riKE THIS METHOD OF INFORMING
I the public that they keep constantly on
hand all kinds fresh and salt meats, such as
M UTTON , YE A L,
CORNED BEEF, HAMS,
PICKELED PORK, LARD,
And everything else to be found in theirline
of business. LOGUS & ALBRIGHT.
Oregon City, April 2uth, 1807. 2:ly
Sunday School and Gift Books !
IROM THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIE
. ty and Massachusetts Sunday School
Society. For sale at Messrs Hurgrea &
.Shiudfer's. First street, corner of Salmon,
Portland, Oregon. G. II. ATKINSON,
Sec.'v and Trcas. Oregon Tract Soc.'y.
S. SIIINDLER, Depositary. 25.1y
Ask your neighbor to subscribe
for the Enterfkise.
Sometimes, when the day grows dnsky,
And the stars begin to come,
When the children from their playing,
Come singing and laughing home.
I think with a sudden sorrow,
As they pass through the open door,
Of the faces ot the children
That we never shall see any more.
Children in snow-white caskets,
Laid away to their rest,
Their still hands lying faded,
Over the pulseless breast !
Children who came and tarried
As it were only for a night,
And passed, at the break of the morning,
On a journey far cut of sight.
On a long aud lonely journey.
Where we could not help or hold,
For we saw but the closing eyelids,
The fading of locks of gold,
And knew how now was but silense,
Where once had been prattle and song,
And only a chill and a shadow,
Where was sunshine tl e whole day long.
A way from our caresses,
44 God knows where they are," we say,
And we know that we tarry behind them
Only a little way ;
For we, too, haste in our journey,
And we know it will not be long
Till we come to the city eternal,
The rest aud rapture of song.
Yet oft, when the sun is setting
In unspeakable splendor of light,
Or the day grows dim and dusky,
And the shadows stretch into the night ;
When the children, tired with their playing,
Come in through the open door,
I think of the dear, dear children,
Y'ho never will come any more.
A Suoe FOit LrcK. The custom of
throwing a shoe, taken from the left foot,
after persons, for good luck, has been
practiced, in Norfolk, England, from time
immemorial, not only at weddings, bat on
all occasions where good luck is required.
Some forty years ago, a cattle dealer de
sired his wife to throw her left shoe after
him when he started for Norwich to bur a
lottery ticket. He drove off on his er
rand, he looked around to see if she per
formed the charm, consequently he re
ceived the shoe-in his face with such force
as to black his eyes. lie went and bought
his ticket, which turned up a prize of
200 ; and his son has assured me that his
father always attributed his luck to the
extra dose of shoe which he got.
Where he went To. The Mariposa
correspondent of the Merced Herald says :
The " honest miner'' who used to come
to town of a Sunday, with his buckskin
purse plethoric with dust, and would
sometimes get on a big spree and " make
Rome howl," has subsided, emigrated, re
solved himself into another sort of being
married and running a ranch got into
a fight and lost his scalp fell into a water-hole
and was drowned while on a big
drunk gone home to the States got
croseed in love and " went to the wars'i
to get even by getting decently shot
went through on fancy-women, and was
noticed by a " coroner at the bay' with a
verdict of " accidentally drowned," " man,
name unknown" took to politics and
went to the Legislature- went to Montana
and was hung by a vigilance committee
turned preacher, and well, no matter,
went to the devil in some shape.
" A Eetteu Tiuxg." A few days since
a friend of ours, (says the Flacerville Cou
rier,) who was returning from a tour of in
spection in the hills near town, overtook a
small boy who asked his protection, fear
ing that some of his school-mates were go
ing to flog hiia Being assured of protec
tion, the little fellow became quite talka
tive, and rattled away about various
things until they reached the Post Office.
Our friend entered and inquired for a let
ter, and as he stepped from the window,
the little boy walked up and said : " Please,
sir, is there any letters to-day for Miss
?" The following conversation then
ensued : " Who is Miss V " O, she's
my sister, I get a letter for her almost
every day." " Who writes to her so often,
my little fellow ?'' " O, her lovers she's
got lots of 'em." ,;IIow old is your sis
ter V " She's over uineteen or twenty."
Why, my little fellow, your sister is old
enough to marry." " O, she's got a better
thing than that. She's got lots of beaux,
and she bought some new dresses, and one
of them was yellow, and when one of her
fellers came to go walking she put the
yellow dress on to make him think she
was jealous ; and then sometimes when
some of the others come, she puts on' a
red dress." " Why does she put on the
red dress ? ' 44 Because, you see, that
means love." 4' Is your sister handsome ?"
'4 1 guess you'd think so if you'd see the
lots of fellers that's after her." At this
stage of the conversation our friend parted
company with his communicative compan
ion, and entering a saloon, drank to the
Miss who had a better thing" than mar
rying, and success to her many suitors.
Thirty-four per cent, of the children in
the public schools of AVashington belong
to the families of Government employes.
The Board of Health of Chicago have
ordered Bridsrenort Slough, a cholera
breeding ba!n. to be drained and cleaned
A Montana paper says the morality of
Helena is extraordinarily gooa. uniy
seventeen men were killed during the past
A Practical Immigration Scheme. v
We had occasion recently to notice the
organization of an association in Texas,
which promotes immigration: by furnish
ing facts about the location, character and
price of land offered for sale, and acts as
agent to negotiate for its occupation and
improvement by immigrants. The plan
is similar to that adopted by the San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and
contemplates bringing over Europeans
only upon precise information and fixing
them at once where they will become
producers and add to the wealth of the State
while making a competence for themselves.
The Texas papers say the scheme is work
ing admirably there. The Galveston
News of a late date announces the arrival
of the Bremen bark Luba, with 100 Ger
man emigrants, who came on the invita
tion of the association mentioned, and who
are spoken of as a remarkably intelligent
and respectable party. The lands which
they were to occupy were already selected
for them, and they were to go upon them
at once. It was by a plan of this kind
that the settlement of the Northwestern
State3 was greatly accelerated. Some ol
the railroad companies in that region,
which had grants of public land, acted
upon the hint and introduced thousands
of the very best class of foreign emigrants.
In Illinois the Central Railroad Company
has established a regular land bureau, and
has made very favorable terms with Amer
ican and German emigrants who went
west on its assurances. The California
railroad compauies that have received
public aid in grants of land are about to
take a hint from this example to their own
advantage aud that of the State. The
Central Pacific has already been very lib
eral in its dealings with settlers, and has
thereby increased the population and
wealth of the country through which it
runs, so far as it has received patents.
Other roads upon the Pacific Coast which
will have land grants to dispose of, may in
like manner benefit the country, and can
even do it to a greater extent perhaps, be
cause they will have more valley land,
which is preferred by most immigrants.
By proper efforts they might induce some
thousands of immigrants to aid in the con
struction of the road for very small pay
ments in cash and the remainder in land ;
and if payments were made on this plan,
they could then easily afford to offer high
er wages. Every laborer engaged on
these terms would have a peculiar interest
in the prosecution of the work, and rail
road enterprises would be finished with
more rapidity than if the full cost of labor
had to be met weekly in cash. The great
valley railroad companies would do well
to act upon this suggestion in conjunction
with the Chamber .of Commerce. They
have said they prefer white labor to
Chinese, if they could get it. The com
panies already at work have undoubtedly
tried in vain to obtain the former, but it
has never offered in sufficient quantities,
for the reason, chiefly, that the mining ex
perience of our white laboring population
has made them averse to receiving such
wages as railroads pay, aiid has inspired
them with an indisposition to work for
others when they may possibly " strike a
fortune" by perseverance in the diggings
By the plans suggested white labor enough
to build all otir railroads can be obtained,
at reasonable prices, and a new element
be introduced, free from the demoralizing
influence of mining and willing to till the
soil they buy instead of hanging around
Jim Townsrxd's Tunnel. Jim Town-
send, writes " Mark Twain," was a stock
holder in the 44 Daly " mine, in Virginia
City, and he heard that this Company had
let a contract to run a tunnel two hundred
and fifty feet to strike the ledge. He
visited the premises, and found a man
starting a tunnel in very near the top of a
very sharp hill. lie said :
44 You're the man that's got the contract
to run this tunnel, I reckon ?"
44 Two hundred and fifty feet, I hear?"
4 Well, its going to be a mighty trouble
some tunnel and expensive."
44 Because you've got to build the last
hundred and sixty-five feet of it on trestle
work it's only eighty-five feet through
the hill I"
Josn Billings ox Euchre. Yewker is a
molatte game, and don't compare with old
sledge in majesty any more than a game
of pin duz to a square church vafile.
I never play yewker.
I never would learn how out of princi
ple, ' I was born close to the Connektikut
line, in Nu England, whar the name of 7
up, or old sledge, was born, and exists
now in awl its pristine virginity.
I play old sledge tew thi3 day in its na
But I won't play enny game, if I knoo
my character, where a jack will take my
ace, and a ten spot won't count for game.
I won't play sich kind of a game, out of
rcsnekt to old Connektikut, my native
A mother trying to get her little daugh
ter of three summers to sleep one night,
said to her :
"Anna, why don't you try to go to
'Iam trying," she replied.
4 But. you haven't shut your eyes'
44 Well, J can't help it, "'urn's come unbuttoned."
Jim Greeley's Jumping Jfrog.
In "Mark Twain's" last letter to the
Alia, from St. Louis, he related how he
wa3 invited to address a populous Sunday
School, having assured the 44 solemn old
Deacon" that addressing Sunday School
children was his 44 strong suit," and how,
when he got up before the children, he
told them a story that won from them
hearty applause, which the 44 solemn old
Deacon" could not check. The story was
the legend of 44 Jim Greely's Jumping
Frog," which 44 Mark" heard when he vis
ited 44 Angel's Camp, at the request of one
Artemus Ward," to seek information of a
friend of his the Rev. Leonidas W. Gree
ley. 4tMark" was referred to an old resi
dent of the camp since '49 One Simon
Wheeler, who was dozing over a bar-room
stove, and when questioned about the
Rev. Leonidas W. Greeley, he blockaded
his interrogator, and gave him the follow
ing information about the only Greeley
who ever lived in the camp. Imagine
the Sunday School children watching for
the "moral" of the story :
There was a feller here once by the
name of Jim Greeley, in the winter of '49
or maybe it was the spring of '50 I
don't recollect exactly, some how, though
what makes me think it was one or the
other is because I remember the big flume
wasn't finished when he first come to the
camp ; but anyway he was the curiousest
man about always betting on anything
that turned up you ever see, if he could
get anybody to bet on the other side, and
if he couldn't he'd change sides any way
that suited the other man would suit him
any way just so's he got a bet, lie was
satisfied. But still, he was lucky uncom
mon lucky ; he most always come out
winner. He was always ready and laying
for a chance ; there couldn't be no solitary
thing mentioned but that feller'd offer to
bet on it and take any side you please,
as I was just telling you ; if there was a
horse race, you'd find him flush or you'd
find him busted at the end of it ; if there
was a dog fight, he'd bet on it ; if there
was a cat fight, he'd bet on it ; if there was
a chicken fight, he'd bet on it ; why, if j
there was two birds sitting on a fence, he
would bet you which one would fly first
or if there was a camp meeting he would
be there reglar to bet on Parson Walker,
which he judged to be the best exhorter
about here, and so he was, too, and a good
man ; if he even saw a straddle-bug start
to go any where??, he wouhjl bet you how
long it would take him to get wherever he
was going to, and if you took him up he
would foller that straddle-bug to Mexico
but what he would find out where he was
bound for and how long he was on the
road. Lots of the boys here has seen that
Greeley and can tell you about him.
Why, it never made any difference to Mm
he would bet on anything the dangdest
feller. Parson Walker's wife laid very
sick once, for a good while, and it seemed
as if they warn't going to save her ; but
one morning he come in and Greeley
asked how she was, and he said she was
considerable better, thank the Lord for
His inf'nit mercy, and coming on so smart
that with the blessing of Providence she'd
get well yet and Greeley, before he
thought, says, " Well, I'll risk two-and-a-half
that she don't, anyhow."
This-yer Greeley had a mare the boys
called her the fifteen minute nag, but was
only in fun, you know, because, of course,
she was faster than that and he used to
win money on that horse, for all she was
so slow and had the asthma, or the dis-"
temper, or the consumption, or something
of that kind. They used to give her two
or three hundred yards' start, and then
pass her under way ; but always at the
fag-end of the race she'd get excited and
desperate like, and come cavorting and
spraddling p, and scattering her legs
around limber, sometimes in the air, and
sometimes out to one side amongst the
fences, and kicking up m-o-r-e dust, and
raising m-o-r-e racket with her coughing
and sneezing and blowing her nose and
always fetch up at the stand just about a
neck ahead, as near as you could cipher it
And he had a little small bull pup, that
to look at him you'd think he wan't worth
a cent but to set around and look onery,
and lay for a chance to eleal something.
But as soon as money was up on him be
was a different dog his tinder jaw begin
to stick out like the for'castle of a steam
boat, his teeth would uncover, and shine
savage like the furnaces. And a dog
might tackle him and bully-rag him, and
bite him, and throw him over his shoulder
two or three times, aad Andrew Jackson
which was the name of the pup Andrew
Jackson would never lot on but what he
was satisfied, and hadn't expected nothing
else and. the bets being doubled and
doubled on the other side all the time,
till the money was all ui and then all of
a sudden he would grab that other dog
just by the joint of his hind leg and freeze
to it not chaw, you understand, but only
just grip and hang on till they throwed up
the sponge, if it was a year. Greeley
always came out winner on that pup.
Well, this-yer Greeley had rat-terriers
and chicken cocks, and tom-cats, and all
them kind of things, till you couldn't rest,
and you couldn't fetch nothing for hha to
bet on but he'd match you. He ketched a
frog one day and took him home, and
said he calkerlated to educate him ; and
so he never done nothing for three months
but set in his back yard and learn that
frog to jump. And you bet you he did
learn him, too. He'd give him a little
punch behind, and the next minute you'd
see that frog whirling in the air like a
doughnut see him turn one summerset,
or maybe a couple, if he got a good start,
and come down flat-footed and all right,
like a cat. He got him up so in the mat
ter of catching flies, and kept him in prac
tice so constant, that he'd nail a fly every
time as far as he could see him. Greclev
said all a frog wanted was education, and
he could do most anything and I believe
him. Why, I've seen him set Dan'l Web
ster down here on this floor Dan'l Web
ster was the name of the frog and sing
ont "Flies! Dan'l, flies!" and quicker'n
you could wink, he'd spring up and snake
a fly offn the counter there, and flop down
on the floor again as solid as a gob of mud,
and fall to scratching the side of his head
with his hind foot as indifferent as if he
hadn't no idea he'd been doin' any more'n
any frog might do. You never see a frog
so modest and straight for'ard as he was,
for all he was so gifted. And when it
come to fair and square jumping on a dead
level, he could get over more ground at
one straddle than any animal of his breed
you ever see. Jumping on a dead level
was his strong suit, you understand, and
when it come to that, Greeley wrould ante
up money on him as long as he had a red.
Greeley was monstrous proud of his frog,
and well he might be, for fellers that had
traveled and been everywhere, all said he
laid over any frog that ever they see.
Well, Greeley kept the beast in a little
lattice box, and he used to fetch him down
town sometimes and lay for a bet. One
day a feller a stranger in the camp, he
was come across him with his box, and
" What might it be that you've got in
the box ?"
And Greeley says, sorter indifferent
like, 44 It might be a parrot, or it might be
a canary, but it ain't it's only just a
And the feller took it, and looked at it
careful, and turned it round this wray and
that, and says, 44 H'm so 'tis. Well,
what's he good for ?"
" Well," Greeley says, easy and careless,
44 lie's good enough for one thing I should
judge he can out-jump ary frog in Cal
The feller took the box again, and took
another long, particular look, and give it
back to Greeley and says, very deliberate,
" Well I don't see no points about that
frog that's any better'n any other frog."
44 M aybe you don't," Greeley says,
44 Maybe you understand frogs, and maybe
you don't understand 'em ; maybe you've
had experience, and maybe you aint only
a amature, as it were. Anyways, I've got
my opinion, and I'll resk forty dollars that
he can out-jump ary frog in Calaveras
And the feller studied a minute, and
then says, kinder sad like, 44 Well I'm
only a stranger here, and I ain't got no
frog but if I bad a frog I'd bet you."
And then Greeley says, " That's all right
that's all right if you'll hold my box a
minute, I'll go and get you a frog j" and
so the feller took the box, and put up his
forty dollars along with Greeley's and set
down to wait.
So he set there a good while thinking
and thitking to hisself, and then he got
the frog out and prved his mouth onen
and took a teaspoon and filled him full of
quail shot filled him pretty near up to
his chin and set him on the floor. Gree
ley he went to the swamp and slopped
around in the mud for a long time, and
finally he ketched a frog and fetched him
in and give him to this feller and says :
"Now if you're ready, set him alongside
of DanT, with his fore-paws just even with
Dan'l, and I'll give the word." Then he
says, " one two three jump !" and him
and the feller touched up the frog3 from
behind, and the new frog hopped off, but
IanT give a heave, and hysted up his
shoulders so like a Frenchman, but it
wa'nt no use be could budge ; he was
planted as solid as an anvil, and he
couldn't no more stir than if he was an
chored out. Greeley was a good deal sur
prised, and he was disgusted too, but he
didn't have no idea what the matter was,
The feller took the money and started
away, and when he was going out at the
door he sorter jerked his thumb over his
shoulder this way at DanT, and says
a-ain, very deliberate : " Well, 1 don't see
no points about that frog that's any bet
ter'n any other frog." .
Greeley he stood scratching his head
and looking down at DanT a long time,
and at last ho says, " I do wonder what in
the nation that frog throw"d off for I
wonder if there ain't something the matter
with him he 'pears to look mighty baggy,
somehow," and he ketched DanT by the
nap of the neck and lifted him up and
sai'S "Why blame mv cats if he don t
weVh five pound." and turned him upside
down, and he belched out about a doable
handful of shot And then he see how it
was, and he was the maddest man-he sc.
the frog down and took out after that tel
ler but5 he never ketched bim. And
rilere Simon Wheeler heard his name
called from the from the front yard, and
got up to sec what was wanted. And
tvvxinz to me as he moved away, he said :
44 Justiet where you are, stranger, and rest
easy I ain't going to be gone a second.
But by your leave, I did uot think that
a continuation of the history of the enter-prKm-
vagabond Jim Greeley woulu be
likelyto afford me ranch information con
cerning the Rev. Leonidas V. Greele,
and so I started away. . vWVr
At the door I met the sociable Wheotr
returning, and he buttonholed me and re
commenced : ,,
44 Well, thish-yer Greeley had a yaller
one-ey ed cow that didn't have no tail onljr
just a short stump like a bannaner, and
J 44 O curse Greeley and his afflicted cow!'
I muttered, good naturedly, and bidding
the old gentlemin good-day, I depart d.
Yours truly, Ubk Twain.
Yamhill Central liailroad
tf-orri the Revisiff. : ?
A few weeks since we published a short
article relating to the Oregon Central ,
Railroad, stating that proposals had beenrj
received from Eastern capitalists for the
construction" of one hundred and fifty ,
miles of road from Portland south. Tho
company which organized to consider,-
and which finally accepted this proposi
tion contains some of the most prominent,
influential and reliable men in the State.
The project has been explained to ns with
freedom and we commend this feature
that the company has not cared to (jttake ;
its plans known and create an expectation
in the public mind w hich may be disap
pointed. These gentlemen expect to pay
all tbe preliminary expenses themselves,
and do not intend to ask any one to invest
a dollar in the enterprise until capital has o
commenced the work or is most assuredly
secured in its aid. There seems no room
for objection t this, but objection is made,
and very ridiculous opposition threatened,
because the road as projected is not to
run through Polk and Yamhill counties.
Those who build the road will naturally
loeatfi it wherfi thn intorcsf. rn tbolr tnnnmr r
will be best secured. The present plan
contemplates passing through the princi
pal towns and the "largest grain growing0
counties. It strikes us as very sensible in ,
being so planned.
This Yamhill bluster amounts to just
this : A certain adventurer, about as fit
for the presidency of a railroad to which
he is elected, perhaps, on paper as for a
seat in the United States Senate to which
he lately aspired, has determined that he
must be king of all Oregon Railroads, and
has pursuaded Yamhill to back up his
pretentions. We can show up his preten
sions, if needful, in a manner to astonish
the railroad men of Yamhill and the read
ers of the Courier.
A prophet is not without honor save in
his own country, and this is all that ails
the would be Senator and try-to-be presU
dent of the Yamhill Central Railroad.
Quarrelling about the franchise is experted
to drive off in disgust monied men who
might build the road. It must run thro' .
Yamhill and this gent with the senatorial
profile must control it, or else the thing
must be killed. That is the evident game,
but while we deprecate such conduct we
don't fear the result. This individual's
powerful mind runs on collections aid as
sessments, and for six months past he has
been trying to persuade the railroad men
on this side of the river to send him as
44 general canvassing agent" through all
the State, ,but they could see no excuse
for taxing the people unless there was
some certainty of success ; it is also more
than possible that they did not like to
make themselves responsible for his acts.
Ciesar was a Roman senator ; this man
aching to become a senator, the similarity
is apparent. Imitating his great prototype
in a very small degree, he crossed the
Rubicon ; leaving the east side where his
talent was not appreciated, he made over
tures to YamhilL Friends across tia
river, you owe his interest in your fortunes
to his discovery of your willingness to
subscribe. " That and nothing more."
Yes, tbe people west of the river are
about to be called on for money ! They
are about to- contribute grand cash " to
pay preliminary expenses" and 44 defray
expenses of suit" which means the ex
penses of his last suit, perhaps. The dis
interestedness of the plan vanishes when
the hat commences to pass around. We
recommend to the distinguished adventurer
with tbe senatorial profile, that be take up
a " preliminary" contribution to be in
vested in the purchase of an organ aud
monkey (his friends east of the river can
be relied on to that extent) so that when
he makes his raid upon the credulity of
the natives of Polk and Yamhill he can at
least give them a trifle of gratification for
their money in better music and more
original antics than his own. Yamhill
should have music as well as Gastonade
for their money. But if the folks west of
the river are willing to lend their fingers
to rake chestnuts out of the fire we have
no right to object.
Good people of Yamhill don't be so
sanguine about our road being bujtt, and
don't be too hard upon us if we want it
built. We ask you to x-ecollect that there
are several interesting settlements this
siJe of the river, and all bow to Yamhill
and know the great advantage of a " start"
in that classic region. Don't therefore
compel us to foot it through the mud for
ever, but let ns have arailroad, if any
body is able to build it we have no ex-,
pectation of doing it ourselves. But se
riously and finally, any subscription paid
now will prove a "bilk," and when the
Courier talks of schemes 44 instigated by
bilks" we simply advise it to look at
A Mixed Masl.
A member of the Legislature w-ho in
dulged himself in afternoon-naps, request
ed his frieud to wake him when the lumber
act came up. He omitted by forgetfulness,
but accidentally gave him a jog as tbe
House was discussing a bill to prevent
fraud.- Oid Sleepyhead started, rubbed
his eyes, and exclaimed : 44 Mr. Speaker,
a word on the bill ; far more than one-half
of my constituents get their living in no
other way." &
A manufacturer at Balls ton. Sn "NT V
has invented an arrangement for lighting
his factory with kerosene oil, conveyed
from a reservoir in the upper story by
means of gas pipes to all portions of his
A lady asked a noted doctor if he. did
not think the small bonnets -tvbieli ib
ladies wore had a tendency to produce
congestion of the brain. 44 Oh, no," re
plied he, " ladies who have brains don't
A rural contributor savs he has enlrrr1
his establishment, and now keeps a head
of oxen, a head of hen. and several hear?
of cabbage, while be i3 also trying to keep
i .1 ii. . j.:
u iieuu oi ims times.
Chief Justice Chase proposes to call oar
acquisition 44 Arctic Territory." Greeley
suggests 44 Walrussia."
Bayard Taylor has written two or three
long letters lroni London to friends hi
New York, giving very interesting ac
counts of his feastings and communings
with bwmburne, trie poet, wno appears to
take very Kinury to nis American aurnirer'
A country paper in Ohio prints thi
marriage notice : 4 Marrird, up town tb
Other day, at Mrs. Wiljiams', Mr. WllHanj
Williams, of Willjamsport. to his cousin,
Miss Lizzie Williams. For particnhirs d$9