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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATUIIOAY, 'JUjVE 22, 1867.
N o. 3o
ijc tUcckin Enterprise.
prBLlSUED EVERT SATL RDAT MORXIXG
By D. IRELAND,
OFFICE' South east corner of Fifth and
Mux streets, i the building lately known
4's the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of Julscriit ion.
One copv, one year in advance $3 00
a " ii delayed 4 00
Term of Alvc-rtlsiiig.
'Transient advertisements, one square
(12 lines or less) first insertion . . .$2 50
for each subsequent insertion . 1 00
Business C.irds one square per annum
pavable quarterly 12 00
One column per annum 100 00
One half column " 5o O0
One quarter " " 30 00
Leul advertising at the established rates.
WufinomaU Lwige So. 1- A Jkfi
r & A5. M. Holds its regular Cjl!sf
communications on the first and third Sat
urdays of each month, at half past six p. m.
Brethren in good standing are invited to
attend. Bv order of W. M.
Oregon City, Nov. bth, 1S66. n:29
Orrcon Lodse Ro. J, I. O.
.'5 ofO.F. Meets every Wednes-
"oM day evening at 7 o'clock, in the
Masonic Hall. Members of the order are in
vited to attend. By order N. G. n:2y
WtllameMe Lodge Xo. 13 T. O. G. T.
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rooms
S.E.(orner of Main and Fifth streets, at 7 1-2
Aclock. Visiting members are invited to
attcud. !30 J
By order of W. C. T.
w. c. JOHNSON'
F. O. M COWJf.
JOHNSON a McCOWU,
ohi:gon city, Oregon.
Will attend to all business entrusted
t.tur care in any of the Courts of the State,
collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es
J "Particular attention given to contested
I and cases. Lyl
.Attorney and Counsellor at, Law
nLL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
V business entrusted to his care,'
Office One door north of Bell & Parker's
Drug store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
sTh UELAT, "
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Oi?-e o-er Charman & Brother. 8:tf
Br. II. Saffarrans,
JHYS1CIAN' cmd JU2iCf&OJY.
OFFICE In J. Fleming's Book Store.
Main street, Oregon City.
Br. F. Barclay, M. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. H. B. Co.)
O OFFICE: At Residence,
Main Street .v Oregon City.
Permanently Lofhtcd at Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms over Charman & Bro.'s store. M:un
0 JA3IES m. M00BE,
Justice of theGPeoce d' City Recorder.
Office In th. Court H.usp and Cit
(iiiH'ti Room, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
"leeds, and ail oilier duties appertaining to
iheo'Iice.of Justice of the Peace. 2:lv
EALER in BOOKS and STATIONERY
Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceived, respectfully solicits a continuance
of'(tUe favors of a generous public.
Ilis store is between Jacobs' and Acker
man's bricks, on the west side of Maiu street.
Oregon City, October Tth, 'C"l. (tf
i OREGON CITY.
All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
or packages and freight ot hateve- descrip
tion, to any part of the citv, will be executed
promptly and with care. " 16 6m
DRAY FOR SALE CHEAP !
A FIRST RATE HEAVY DRAY, IN
good order, will be sold cheap for cash
v.uu cT1meauon 10 u. UKLLNJUAN,
Main street, Oregon City,
Adjoining the Brick Store of
JAMES MAXM, Propr.
This popular saloon is alwavs supplied
with the very best quality of 'Wines and
.Liquors, Ale, Porter, Ueer and Cider, Cigars
m4 Tobacco. Give me a call.
O ist Side Main Street, Ittwsen Second and
Third, Oregon, City.
geor8e A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public geuerally 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. ' o2
Fashion Billiard Saloon
Main street, between Second and Third,
J. C. Blann, Proprietor.
THE above long established and popular
Saloon is yet a favorite resort, and as
the choicest brands of Wines, Liquors
&K rar mc dispensed to customers a
Shar- l.ceublic patronage is solicited.
VT) f J. C. MAXX
ifjV Mais Street,
i i - 9
esfisk yearly Opposite Woolen Factory.
W. L. WHITE, f T1 .
T. W. R1IOADES, Proprietors.
Ort'rori City. Oregon.
We invite the citizens of Oregon City, and
the traveling public, to give us a share of
their patronage. Meals can be had at all
hours, to please the rrost fastidious. 15
Main Street, one door north of the Woolen
Oregon City ."" Oregon.
W-tn. Barlow, PiOprtetor.
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
(Jute LINCOLN HOUSE,)
So. St Front street, Portland Oregon.
L. P. W. QUI M BY, Proprietor,
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
comiortabie. ine uagsraece W aron wili al
ways be found at the landng on" the arrival
of steamships and river boats, carrying bag
L17.1J gage "to trie house tree ot charge.
Nearly Opposite the Tost 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 he has received, and requests
a continuance of the same.
32.tf ) - II. FRANZ.
T IS ONLY NECESSARY TO LET THE
public be informed that
JOHN HELM, Artist,
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 U and 12 o'clock a.'m. 23. ly
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE .
BRAN AND CHICKEN FEED
Parties wanting feed must furnish
their sacks. Ib.Sm
OR E G O N CIT Y
152 pef Maiming' Co.
Manufacture and have constantly on
hand, a very Superior Article o'
Straw Wrapping Paper.
Orders will receive prompt attention
22.1 yj J. D. MILLER, Secretary.
"gTn e m A H STOBE!
JAMES M0RF1TT & CO.,
WOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC-ES-pecially
of Cam raali, 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 permanency such a
necessity at Canemah. Try us. (32:y
DAVID SMITH W. H. MARSHALL.
SMITH & MARSHALL j
Black Smiths and Boiler Makers
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Blucksmithing in all its branches. Boiler
making and repairing. All work warranted
to give satisfaction. (52
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Main street,. Oregon City.
Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended to. (h-l
II JEN R Y II u n Is E I.,
Having purchased the above Brewery,
wishes to inform the public that he is now
prepared to manufacture a o. 1 quality ot
As good as can be obtained anywhere in the
State. Orders solicited and promptly filled.
Oregon City, December 2th, lbtjt. lOtf
Main Street, at the Telegraph Office,
Oregon City Oivgon.
JCesler's Heady made Clothing,
Cigars, Tobacco. Pipes, Stationery,
Cutlery, Willow and Wooden
Wore, Yankee Notions,
Fancy and staple Groceiies, Candies, Nuts,
Toys, etc. (52
L O G U S fc ALBRIGHT,
EXCELSIOFlfSE MARKET !
Corner of Fourth and Jfain Sts.,
Oregon Ctty Oregon.
rpAKE THIS METHOD OF INFORMING
JL the public that they keep constantly on
hand all kinds fresh and salt meats, such as
COicNEI) BEEF, FT A MS,
FIfTvELE'D PORK, LARD,
And everything else to be found in their line
of business. LOGUS & ALBRIGHT.
Oregon City. April 'ioth, 157. f2:ly
Sunday School and Gift Books '.
I7U0M THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIE
. ty and Massachusetts Sunday School
Society. For sale at Messrs. Hurgren &
Shindler's, First street, corner of Salmon,
Portland, Oregon. G. II. ATKINSON,
Sec.'v and Treas. Oregoa Tract Soc.'y.
S. SHINDLER, Depositary. 2.iv
ILL ILIADS FHLM-cL.
At the Enterprise Umce.
" Behold He that keepeth Israel shall nei
ther sdumber nor sleep." Psalms, exxi.
Amid the silence of the niiiht,
Amid its lonely hours, and dreary
When we close the aching sight,
Musing sadly, lorn and weary.
Trusting that to-morrow's light
May reveal a day more cheery;
Amid affliction's darkest hour,
When no hope beguiles our sadness.
When Death's hurtling tempests lower,
And forever shrouds our gladness,
Whiie Grief's unrelenting power
Goads our stricken hearts to madness ;
, WLen from friends belov'd we're parted,
And from tccne? our spirits love,
And are driven, broken-hearted,
O'er a heartless world to rove ;
When the woes by which we've smarted,
Vainly seek to melt or move ;
When we trust and are deluded,
When we love and are denied,
When the schemes o'er which we brooded,
Burst like mist on mountain's side,
And from every hope excluded
When in dark despair abide ;
Then, and ever, God sustains us,
He whose eye no slumber knows,
Who controls each throb that pains us,
And in mercy sends our woes,
And by love severe constrains us
To avoid eternal throes.
Happy he whose heart obeys Him !
Lost and ruined, who disown !
Oh ! if idols e'er displace Him,
Tear them from His chosen throne
May our lives and language praise Him,
May our hearts be His alone !
San Fuaxcisco Journalism:. California
papers often allude disparagingly to what
is styled Oregon journalism." The edi
tor of the San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle
has his own good time with bis big cotem
poraries at the Buy. Publishing a gratui
tous sheet, he seems to owe no man allegi
ance nor regards any one's censure, and
therefore pulls the tinsel off of things gen
erally. He opens upon his big brethren
of the press in a truly refreshing style
first upon one. then another, and then all
together. Sometimes he " touches the
raw ;" like the following, for instance :
The other day we suggested that the
Flag and Examiner, the Elevator and the
Vanguard should turn over a new leaf, and
try to lead a (yiiet and harmonious life.
We requested the belligerent editors to
take a drink, (at our expense.) shake
hands all round, and stop their everlasting
jawing about States' rights, kinky hair, the
odor of the colored citizen, the Anderson- j
vilie prison pens, etc.. etc. The New York !
Wnrld having decided that the negro
doesn't stink unless he is dirty, and that
then his stink is no worse than that of a
dirty white man," we see no reason why
Republicans and Democrats cannot shake
hands and live in peace. It was that stink
that divided them, and now that it has
evaporated, "let them be normal agin."
We are glad to see that the Flag has set
tiro example of reconciliation by compl -menting
the Examiner as a sheet of high
culture" though it might have been more
judicious in selecting the special quality
on which to found its compliment and
the example being set, we trust the others
will speedily follow suit.
Divorck ! George Francis Train made
a speech at a hydrophatic college in New
New York City, when he said many good
things ; among which note : " French fash
ions. French customs, extravagant living,
and the family physicians' prescriptions
are fast destroying American morality and
American constitutions. Fewer marriages
and more divorces produce less virtue and
more vice. Our modern marriage service
should read thus: Clergyman Will you
take this brown stone front, this carriage
and span, these diamonds for thy wedded
husband? Yes. Laughter. Will you
take this unpaid milliner's bill, this high
waterfall of foreign hair, these affectations
accomplishments and feeble constitution
for thy wedded wife? Loud laughter.
Yes. Then what Mammon has joined to
gether let the best man run away with, so
that the first divorce Court may tear them
asunder." Laughter and applause.
I MFR O VK M EN'T OF TlME. Dr. Cotton
Mather, who knew the value of time in
everything, was never willing to lose a
moment of it. To effect this purpose he
had w ritten upon the door of his study, in
large letters " Be brief."
Lord Brougham, the most indefatigable
man in England, often does not quit his
study before midnight, and he is always
up at four.
The learned Scaliger placed the follow
ing sentence upon the door of his cabinet:
' My time is my estate."
The favorite maxim of Shakespeare was
" Consider time too precious to be spent
in gossippmg. '
Y41XE or Eastern Cities. In Philadel
phia, in 1855, the assessed value of real
estate was $432,000,000; in 1805, $15f,
000,000; in 18G7, . $160,350,000. In Bos
ton, in 1S55, the assessed value of real es
tate was $130,200,000 ; in 18(55, 6201.000.
000; in 1S7, $225,750,000. In New York,
in 1855, the assessed value of real estate
was $337,000,000 ; in 1SG5, $427,400,000 :
in 1807, $470,000,000. The assessment of
real estate in New York has increased in
12' years $142,000,000; in Boston. $80,
500,000 ; in Philadelphia, $28,350,000.
: : -
A naper asks very innocently, if it is
orw liirin to sit in the lapse of ages. An-
IIUJ il 1.14 .v - - - 4. "
other replies that it all depends on the
leered. Those from eigh
teen to twenty-five it puts down as ex
Santa Cruz, California.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, of a recent
date, gives a favorable account of the
progress of that town, of the manufactur
ing and other industrial establishments in
the vicinity, and the prosperous condition
of the county at large, which is one of the
most thrifty and well-to-do of any in the
State, its prosperity being attributable to
many natural advantages, such as Oregon
City possesses, such as position, soil, cli
mate, water-power, and forests of timber,
as well as largely due to the steady and
industrious habits of its population. Santa
Cruz was one of the first localities in Cali
fornia to enjoy the benefits of American
settlement, people having been early at
tracted thither by the superior quality of
the soil, and excellence of the climate,
and the fine timber land.s adjacent to the
agricultural districts ; a circumstance to
which much of its rapid improvement and
industrial enterprise may fairly be traced.
The society of Santa Cruz is not surpassed
by that of any other rural district in the
State, and although comparatively not a
large or populous county it is one of the
most wealthy and productive in California,
being the seat of several of the most pros
perous and important manufactories, such
as tanneries, powder works, paper, flour,
and saw mills, lime kilns, distilleries, etc.
The tanneries are large establishments,
turning out an immense quantity of leather,
and of a quality that has caused it to re
commend itself not only to the home con
sumer but also in markets abroad, to
which considerable lots have already been
shipped. One advantage secured by con
ducting this business at that point consists'
in the abundance of bark -suitable for
leather dressing to be found in the neigh
borhood, and the ample supply of good
water for use about the tanneries. We
have exactly the same here. The powder
made at the Santa Cruz works is also a
prime article, having made its way into
general use in the mines and upon the
railroads throughout the State, and else
where upon the coast. The paper manu
factured there is also in good repute, and
is fast superseding the imported article,
having a preference for most purposes,
w hile the lime flour and lumber all rank
high in the market, being supposed to pos
sess peculiar properties and features of
excellence. In the. construction of build
ings and other works it is frequently stip
ulated that none but Santa Cruz lime and
lumber shall be used, the redwood from
that section being considered better than
that from up the coast or from the interior,
while flour made from the wheat of that
county, possessing more gluten, is pre
ferred by ihe bakers to that of the more
inland regions. How like Oregon-City is
all this. The extent to which the labor
and other interests of the vicinity are pro
moted, and a home market created lor the
raw material that enters into these various
manufactures, is made apparent by the
fact that the powder works at that place
alone disburse for labor, wood, lumber,
hoop poles, staves, teaming, etc., over
$ (1,000 per month, and ihe several tan
neries, in the aggregate, a much larger
sum. The burning of lime contributes to
the local prosperity and wealth by an ex
penditure of some 2,000 per month, and
the flour mills by about one-third that
amount. The powder mill employs about
50 hands, including Chinamen ; consumes
monthly 125 cords of powderwood at $10
per cord, and an equal quantity of fire
wood at $" per cord ; 150.000 hoop poles
are used monthly at $5 perM. with a large
quantity of staves and heading. The pa
per mill pays out for wages of 35 hands
SI. 750 per month, consuming during the
same time 100 tons of straw at $4 per ton,
and 200 cords of lire-wood at $5 per cord.
The tanneries, of which there are six. each
consumes atiout 50 cords of tan bark
monthly at Sll per cord, besides purchas
ing domestic hides and many other articles
required in their business. The quantity
ot lime burnt reaches about 2.000 barrels
per month. Of saw mill there are eigh
teen, of which eight hnd their market m
or through Santa Cruz, and have a sawing
capacity of 50,000 feet per day, and the
value of their industry could be summed
up as follows : Disbursements for labor
of all employed about
In the mills, and the woods, per
.transportation lrom mills to
town and whatt 4,000
Profits resident owners and inci
dental benefits 2,000
Total advantages, in monthly
making a grand total of monthly expendi
ture, bearing on the interests of the town
and county, of some thirty thousand dol
lars, a variety of minor items, such as veg
etable and fruit raising centering at that
point, the outlay of visitors spending the
summer there, etc., being included in this
estimate. We have alluded to this favor
able showing of productive capacity on
the part of one of the smallest coin-ties of
our sister State partly with a view to il
lustrating the varied resources that are
possessed in Oregon Citv. Mihvaukie, and
at Oswego, and partly for the purpose of
starting the mmury whether these re
sources, in all respects equal, if not supe
rior to Santa Cruz, might not also be made
to add more largely to our local wealth
and promote domestic industry to a greater
extent, by creating a demand for home
labor and a market for home industry at
one and the sapie time. It should be re
memberod that one of the first conditions
of public prosperity is diversity of produc
tiou. and that true economy requires that
a neighborhood, like a nation, should, as
far as possible, aim to supply within itself
all its own wants; a principle which, if
Kept m view and more generally acted
upon, would be likely to largely advance
tne prosperity ot our people and check
rue constantly recurring complaint of (Jul
markets and hard time?.
A True Story.
Many years ago I happened to be one
of the referees in a case that possessed un
usual interest in our courts, from the sin
gular nature of the claim and the strange
story which it discloses. The plantilT.
who was captain of a ship which traded
principally with the "West Indies, had mar
ried quite early with every prospect of
happiness. His wife was said to have
been extremely beautiful and no less love
able in character. -
After living with her in the most unin
terrupted harmony for five years, during
which time two daughters were added to
the family, he suddenly resolved to re- j
surae the occupation which he had relin
quished on his marriage, and when his
youngest child was but three weeks old
he sailed for the AYest Indies. His wife,
who was devotedly attached to him, sor
rowed deeply in his absence, and found
her only comfort in the society of her
children, the hope of his return. But
month after month passed away, and he
came not, nor did any letters, those in
sufficient but ever welcome substitutes,
arrive to cheer her bitter solitude. Months
lengthened into years, yet no tidings were
received from the absent husband, and
after hoping against hope the unhappy
wife was compelled to believe that he had
found a grave beneath the weltering sea.
Her sorrow was deep and heartfelt, but
the evils of poverty were now added to
her afflictions, and the widow found her
self obliged to support her children. Iler
needle was the only resource, and for ten
years she. labored early and late for the
miserable pittance which are ever so
grudgingly bestowed on a humble seams-
A merchant in New York, in moderate
but prosperous circumstances, accidentally
became acquainted with her. and pleased
with her gentle manners, no less than her
beauty, he improved their acquaintance
After some months he offered his hand.
and was accepted. As the wife of a suc
cessful merchant she soon found herself in
the enjoyment of such comforts and luxu
ries as sne liau never possessed, lier
children became his children, and received
from him every advantage which wealth
and affection could procure.
Fifteen years passed away ; the daugh
ters married, and by their step-father
were furnished with every comfort requi
site to their new avocation as housekeepers.
But they had hardly quitted the roof when
their'mother was taken ill. She died after
a few days, and from that time until the
period of which 1 speak the widower had
resided with the younger daughter.
Now comes the stranger part of the
story. After an absence of 30 years, dur
ing which -time no tidings arrived from
him, tkejirst husband returned as sudden
ly as he had departed.
lie had changed his ship, adopting
another name, and spent the whole of that
long time on the ocean with only transient
visits on shore, while taking in or dis-
l-arging cargoes, having been careful
never to come nearer home than rsew
Orleans. Why he had acted in this un
pardonable manner towards the family no
one could tell, and he obstinately refused
There were strange rumors of slave-
trading and piracy afloat, but they were
only whispered as conjecture rather than
truth. Whatever might have been his
motives for his conduct, he was certainly
anything but indifferent to his family con
cerns when he returned'. He raved like a
madman when informed of his wife's sec
ond marriage and subsequent death, vow
ing vengeance upon his successor, and ter
rifying his daughters with ihe most awful
threats 111 case they refused to aeknovj
edge his claims, lie had returned wealthy,
and one of the reptiles of the law who
are always to be ound crawling about the
halls of justice advised him to bring a
suit against the second husband, assuring
him that he could recover heavy damages.
The absurdity of instituting a claim for a
wife whom death had relieved from the
jurisdiction of ail earthly laws, was so
manifest, that at length it was agreed to
by all parties to be adjudged by five ref
erees. It was upon a bright and beautiful af
ternoon in the spring whoa we met to hear
his singular ca,se. The sunlight streamed
through the dusty windows of the Court
room, and shed a halo around the long,
gray locks and forehead of the defendant,
while the plaintiff's harsh features were
thrown into still bolder relief by the same
beam which seemed to soften the placid
countenance of his adversary.
The plaintiff's lawyer made a most elo
quent appeal for his client, and had we
not been informed about the matter, our
hearts would have been melted by hi.s
touching description of the return of the
desolate husband, and the great agony
with which he beheld his household gods
removed to consecrate a stranger's hearth.
The celebrated Aaron Burr was the coun
sel for defendant, and we anticipated from
him a splendid display of oratory.
Contrary to our expectations, however,
Barr made no attempt to confute his op
ponents eloquent oratory. He merely
opened a book of statues, and pointing,
with his thin finger, to one of the pages,
desired the referees to read it, while he
retired a moment for the principal witness.
We had scarcely finished the section,
which luli? decided the matter ia our
minds, when Burr re-entered with a tall
and elegant female on his arm. She was
attired in simple dress, with a wreath of
ivory leaves encircling her large straw bon
net, and a lace veil completely concealing
her countenance. Burr whispered a few
words apparently encouraging her to ad
vance, and then gracefully raised her veil,
discovering to us a face of proud, sui pass
ing beauty. I recollect as well as if it
happened yesterday, how simultaneous
the murmur of admiration burst from the
lips of all present. Turning to the plain
tiff", Mr. Burr asked in a cold, quiet tone :
Do you know this lady V
" I do."
" Will you swear to that ?"
"I will; to the best of my knowledge
and belief ; she is my daughter."
" Can you swear to the identity ?"
" What is her age?"
" She is thirty years old on the 20th dav
""When did you fast see her?"
" At her own house, about a fortnight
" When did you see her previous to that
The plaintiff hesitated a long pause
ensued the question was repeated, and
the answer at length was
" When she was just three weeks old."
" Gentlemen," continued Burr, turning
to us, " I have brought this lady here as
an important witness, and such I think she
is. The plaintiff's counsel had pleaded
eloquently in behalf of the bereaved hus
band, who escaped the perils of the sea
and returned only to find his home deso
late. But who will picture to you the
lonely wife, bending over her daily toil,
devoting her best years to the drudgery
of sordid poverty, supported only by the
hopes of her Husband's return ? Who will
picture the slow process of heart-sickening,
the wasting artgui.sk of hope deferred, and
finally the overwhelming agony which
came upon her when her last hope was
extinguished, and she was compelled to
believe herself a widow. Who can de
pict all this without awakening in your
hearts the warmest sympathy for the de
serted wife, and the utterest scorn for the
mean, vile wretch, who could thus trample
on the heart of her whom he swore to love
and cherish ? We need not inquire his
motives for acting so base a part. Wheth
er it was love of gain, licentiousness, or
selfish indifference, it matters not : he is
too vile a thing to be judged by such laws
as govern men. Let us ask the witness
she who stands before us with the frank,
fearless brow of a true-hearted women
let us ask which of these two has been to
her a father?"
Turning to the ladv. in a tone whose
sweetness was a strange contrast with the
scornful accent which had characterized
his words, he besought her to relate brief
ly the recollections of her early life. A
proud flush passed over her beautiful face
as she replied :
" My first recollections are of a small,
ill-furnished apartment, which my sister
and mj'self shared with my mother. She
used to carry out every Saturday the work
which had occupied her during the week,
and bring back employment for the fol
lowing week.- Saving her weekly visits to
her employers, and her regular attendance
at church, she never left the house. She
often spoke ot my father, and of his antic
ipated return, but at length she ceased to
nier!tion him. though I observed she used
to weep more frequently than ever. I
then thought she wept because we were
poor, for it sometimes happened that our
support was only a bit of dry bread ; and
she was accustomed to see by the light of
chips which she kindled to warm her fam
ishing children, because she could not
purchase a candle without depriving us of
our morning meal. Such was our poverty
when my mother contracted her second
marriage, and the change to us was like a
sudden entrance to a Paradise. We found
a home and a father." She paused.
" Would you excite my own child
against me?" cried the plaintiff, as he im
patiently waved his hand for her to be
The eyes of the witness flashed fire as
" You are not my father," she exclaimed
vehemently. ' What call you my father?
you who so basely left your wife to toil
for your children to beggary ? Never. Be
hold there my father," pointing to the de
fendant ; " there is the man who watched
over my infancy, who was the sharer of
my cnildish sports, and the guardian of
Wtey inexperienced vouth. There is the
man who claims my affection and shares
my home ; there is my father. For yonder
selfish wretch, I know him not. The best
years of his life have been spent in lawless
freedom from social ties ; let him seek
elsewhere for the companions of his de
crepitude, nor dare insult the ashes of my
aged mother by now claiming the duties
of kindred from her deserted children."
She drew her veil hastily around her as
sbe spoke, and moved as if wishing to
" Gentlemen." said Burr, " I have no
more to say. The words of the law are
expressed in the book before you; the
words of truth vou have heard from wo
man's pure lips ; it is for vou to decide ac-
cording to the requisitions of nature and
the decrees of justice.
I need not sav 'that our decision was in
favor of the defendant, and the plaintiff
went forth followed by the contempt of
every honorable man who was present at
J0A1 Billings' Prayer.
From ta many friends, and from thing3
at luce ends, Good Lord deliver us !
From a wife who doant love us. and
from children who don't look like us,
Good Lord deliver us!
From snaix in th? grass, from pnaix ia
our bntes, from torch lite proces-ai r.s, and
from all new rum. Good Lord deliver us !
From pack-;'eddlars,from young folks
in luv, from old aunts without money,
from kolera morbus, Good Lord deliver
From welth without charitee, from pride
without sence, from pedigree worn out,
and from all rich relations, Good Lord
deliver us !
From nusepaper sels, and from pils that
ain't fisic, 'from females that faint, and
from men who flatter, Good Lord deliver
From virtue without fragrance, front
butter that smells, from nigger kamp
meetings, and from cats that are coartiug,
Good Lord deliver tts!
From old fokes' secrets, and from our
own, from Mormons and megums, and
wimmin kommittees, Good Lord deliver
From politicians who pra, and from
saint3 who tipple, from ri koffi, red her
ring, and awl grass widders, Good Lord
deliver us !
From fokes who Wont laff, and from
them who ' giggle, from tite butes, easy 1
virtue and ram mutton, Good Lord de
liver us !
NAsnr ox Connecjcut. I kin understand
why a man kin be a Demokratin KintSky
he-s interested in uiggers. Ikin appre
ciate the Dimokracy of Suthern Tnjeany,
Illinois and Ohio.coz tjey came from that
region, and the second generation hasn't
gpt to be voters. I kin understand the
Dimokracy in lleenan's and Fernanda
Wood's deestricks, but pardon me I want
to keep very clear of Connecticut Dimo
krats. A peeple anywhere in Noo Eng
land wich kan deliberately ally theirselvei
to us is just the kind of people I dont liko
to be among I instinktively misust a
Yankee who has dickered away his inter-O
est in Bunker Hill. I hey noticed that a
Noo Englander wick cum Soutk and mar
ried an ld maid or a widder with a plan
tation wuz never to be trustid ; and its my
experience that a demoralized Yankee
one who hez shed his early training and
took up any body else's moral close ia
about the meanest specimen of a whito
man on the face of the green earth, olle
has the acootness which is horned of a
barren soil, without the Puritanism to
keep it within bounds he possesses the
ability to make a livin on his native rox,
but his laziness impels him tg easier sub
sistence in milder climes, and insted of
fisbin for makrel, Le goes South fishin for
men. A Noo Englander unrestrained by
grace is pizen, and la bleeve Connecticut
is full ov em.
How to Get a Sewing Machine. Tho
Boston Voice sr.ys : " A story is fold of a
young wife, iu this State, who is unforlu
nate enough to have a husband that fre
quently comes home rather the worse lor
liquor. Wishing for a sewing machine, q
and being quite certain that he would not
buy one for her, she resorted to strategy.
When he came home intoxicated, she ab
stracted money from his pockets'after he
had jro:ie to bed. and firallv not together
--t - - fcCJ O
enough to purchase the coveted machine.
The husband was somewhat curious to
learn where she obtained it, and grAtly O
surprised when she produced a memoran
dum book, and showed the amounts
Singular Fact. One singular fact, saya
" Young's History of the War," in con
nection with the death of Mr. Lincoln, is
that no Coroner's inquest was ever held
on his body ; no legal evidence taken as
to the manner of h'u death, nor wasSi
single person, accused of connection witk
it, ever brought into a Court of law : nor
is there to this day any legal testimony
whatever as to the manner of his death,
the cause of it, or of who killed him.
The Price of a Broken Heart? A
young man in Grass Yalley got himselfin
trouble by trifling with a young lady's af
fections. The lady ha3 brought suit for
$25,000 damages for breach of promise.
As the defendant is worth but $8,000 or
$10,000, it would seem that the plaintiff
intends if possible to deprive him of the
means of supporting any other veman.
A farmer wrote as follows to a distin-Q
gnashed agriculturist, to whom he felt un
der obligations for introducing a variety
of swine : " Respected Sir : I went yestej
day to thecattle-show. I found several
pigs of your species. There was a great
variety of hogs, and I was astonished at
not seeing you there."
Pathetic. An exchange, in speaking of
the magical strains of a hand organ, save :
When he played " Old Dog Tray," we
noticed eleven purps sitting in front of the
machine on their haunches, brushing the
tears from their eyes with their fore pa .vs."
. : o o
Aunt E. was trying to persuade little
Eddy to retire at sundown ; Youee, my
dear, how the little chickens go to roost at
that time." Yes, Aunty,' ' replied Eddy,
but the old hen always goes with them."
How They do it. The Sacramento J3ca
says, iu speaking of suicides : ' 'Women do
not take their own life like men." That's
so. They generally squeeze tlieniselvtw fcq
death with corsets.