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Oregon city enterprise, ''
I)C lUcekSn Enterprise.
PCBLISHKD EVKKY S ATCROA Y MORNING
By D. C. IRELAND,
I'rTlCE : South east corner of Firm and
Main streets, in the building lately known
as the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
Trrms of Stiljacrlptioii.
On copv, one year in advance 3 On
" ' ii delayed 4 00
Tftim of Advertising.
Transient advertisements, one square
(-Jt lines or less) first insertion ...$2 50
Fur each subsequent insertion 100
ihisiness Curds one square per annum
payable quarterly 12 0"
t)HC column per annum 1 -'- 00
One half column " 50 00
One quarter " " 4-1 00
Legal advertising at the established rates.
'Mult RDiiith JL.Mtge .V. 1, A.
& A. M. Holds its regular
Or.immunications on the first and third .Sat
urdays officii month, at half past six P. M.
tkrelforeo n good standing are invited to
Ueml. Bv order of V. M.
Oregon City, Nov. fcth, 1SG6. n:2J
::'., Ortpon L.oIgc Xo. 3, I. O.
Q5'?- ofO.F. Meets everv Wednes-
'' day evening at 7 o'clock, in the
Wanonic Hall. Member of the ord;-arc in
tted to attend. By order N. G. w.M
Willamette Lxlgc r.'o. 151. O. ti. T.
Met. every Saturday evening, at the rooms
S.rl corner of .Mam m.d Fifth stivts, at 7 1-2
o'clock. Visiting member are invited to
By order of W. C. T.
H. c. joaxsox. f. o. M CO'.VX.
Xotary 1' iil-lic.
jornsgn & hccown,
OR KG OX CITY. OREGON.
Will attend to all business entrusted
i ;tir cure in any of the Courts of the State,
r illjt'.t money, negotiate, loans, sell real es
t tc. tc.
J ."Particular attention given to contested
J ui'l eases.
D. EI. McKENHEY,
Attorney and Counsellor al Law.
JLh ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
business entrusted to his care.
Or kick One door north of Hell k Parker's
Drug store, Oregon City, Oregon. Z'Ay
Dr. H. Saffarrans,
PHYSICIAN and SURGE OX.
OFFICE In J. Fleming's Book Store.
Mil in aired, Oregon, (Jit if. ("2
Dr. F. Barclay, M. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
O VFICi: ; A t Ji i fe nee,
Qin Street ';".. Oregon City.
'trminendy Located ft Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms over Cliarman Jc Bro.'s store. Main
street. (12. ly
JOHN II. 3CHRAM,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
SADDL ES, 11 A RXESS,
Alain street, between Third and Fourth,
fp!lE attention of parties desiring anvtliins
.L in my line, is directed to iny stock, be
fore iiMkiun purchases elsewhere.
(y) .IQiLN it. SCHRAM.
William Brought on,
C0XTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Main utrett, Oregon City.
Will attend to all work in bis line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
franiing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended to. -
A. II. UK I I..
E. A. I'AKKKR.
BELL & PARKER.
AXn DHALF.RS IX
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
.And every article kept in a Drug Store.
St.i Maix Stkkkt, Orkoox City.
L. ZIGLER & SON.,
O O F E K S,
Orcann Cifu. Orcaon.
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED ARE NOW 1'RE
L pared to make all manner of ware in the
'.line of cooperage, from a well-bucket to a
hogshead, of both bili;e and straight work,
on short notice, and at reasonable rates.
Call and examine samples of our work, as
it is its own recommendation.
M.'Mii) L. ZItiLER & SON".
kJAKES BiTmOOB E,
.Justice of the Peace d- City Recorder.
.Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
-WiUOattend to the acknowledgment of
.leeds, and all other duties appertaining to
.thootlice of Justice of the Pence. -':ly
Ti:.LEll ih. BOOKS and ST A Tl OXER Y.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceivrd, respectfully solicits a continuance
of the favors of u generous public.
His store is between Jacobs' and Acker
man's bricks, on the west side of Mam street.
Oregon City, October 27th, 'tM. (.tf
CLARK GREEN 21 AN,
-Tv .nHti. t itv urnvinan,
"Ti ii !- l.'JIJiUl'.l Vl J X.
All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
or packages and freight ot whatever descrip
tion, to any part of the citv, will bo executed
promptly and with care. " 1 ('..? in
DRAlTliORALE CHEAP !
O A FIRST RATE HEAYY DRAY, IX
4- good order, will be sold cheap for cash
wpon application to C. GREEN MAN,
ui-" Ore-on City.
WH3C MYERS. IS G().
H. C. MYERS.
o J- MYERS & RUOTIIER,
Cheap Csisli Sforc !
I '"Untie Court Home, in Oregon- City.
iw f , Healers in
UT) loods, Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Luena Yista Stone Ware.
P'V4 riea' Hard'are, etc., etc.,
Vrgon Cm'foetober 23, 2:ly
i ii i ii ii in in in
fr Main Street,
rr:i"-K Nearly Opposite Woolen Factory,
YV. L. VvTlITE, I
T. V. RHOADES, ) 1 rPnetors.
Oregon City. Oregon.
We invite the citizens of Oregon Citv, and
the traveling public, to trive us a share of
their patronage. Meals can be had at all
hours, to please the ir.ost fastidious. 15
Notice to the Public.
I HAVE this day closed the Bail ow House
in favor of the Clin" House. Hope my
old customers will give their liberal patron
age to the above well kept house. They
will tind Messrs. White & Rhoades always
on hand to make guests comfortable.
Oregon City, August 1, 1S;7.
DAVID SMITH, "
Sucetwrto SMITH if- MARSHALL,
Black Smith and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Blacksmithing in all its brandies. Wagon
making and repairing. All w ork warranted
to give satisfaction. (3'.
7. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since IS 113. at the old stand,
Maix Street, Oukgon Citv.
An assortment of Watches. Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Kenau-nigs cone on short notice,
(and thankful for past favors. (37
KEEP CONSTANTLY" ON HAND FOR SALE :
BRA X A XI) C1IICKEX FEED !
Zj Parties wanting feed must furnish
their sacks. SO.tf
oITe (J O N C I T Y
H'sapci Msi2aiai9g Co.
Manufacture, and have constantly on
hand, a very Superior Article of
Straw Wrapping Paper.
?T Orders will receive prompt attention.
""Vj.lyJ J- H. MILLER, Secretary.
IT 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.
Fur Children's Pictures the best hours are
between 'J and 12 o'clock a. m. I23.1y
DAME U A li STOKE!
JAMES HCRFITT & CO.,
-Y70ULD INFORM THE PUBLIC Eri
' jiecially of Cannnah, that they have
established a Store at that place, where they
will keep on hand a well assorted stock of
Merchan&iso and Groceries.
which will be sold at reasonable rates, for the
purpose of establishing permanently such a
necessity at Canemah. Try ns. (?si:y
Fashion Billiard Saloon
Main street, between Second and Third,
J. C. Mann, Proprietor.
rplE above lorn; established and popular
I Saloon is yet, a favorite resort, and as
only the choicest brands ot Wines. Liquors
and Cigars are dispensed to customers a
shar- ' 1 public patronage is solicited.
'W) J. C. MANX.
sIiXdYsTT alo Ton .
West Side Main- Street, htttceen- Second and
Third, Urog-jii City.
GEORGE A. 2IAA5 Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
above named popular saloon isopen for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liquors and cigars. fl'
GOOD TEMPLAR'S HALL,
Late I'OXY SALO0X,
Main Street, Oregon Citv.
The Propritor takes this method of an
nouncing that this establishment has one of
the best'TSilliard Tables to be found in the
citv. The choicest brands of Cigars, Tobac
co," Sarsapariia, Soda,aad Ginger pop served
to order. (T.tf
"GOOD TEMPLAR'S RESORT.
One Poor South of the Post OJice,
Oregon City Oreuon.
rpiIE PROPRIETORS TAKE PLEASURE
L in stating that they have fitted up the
above Resort in good shape, and will keep
open every dav and evening, (Sundays ex
cepted,) for the entertainment of the public,
with Billiards, etc., on strictly temperance
principles. Ice Cream served on rsainruav
Siinilnv evenings. (o i.iitn
KELLY & piLsnLiti. i-roprietors.
HENRY 11 UMBEL,,
liavinn- purchased the above Brewery,
wishes To inform the public that he is now
prepared to manufacture a No. 1 tiuahty ot
s cood as can be obtained anywhere in i the
State Orders solicited and promptly hlled.
Oregon Citv, December 2Sth, 1-W. Lm
L o g u s A
A L B II I H T ,
Corner of Fourth and Main Sis.,
Orenon Cdy ..Orepon.
rr KE THIS METHOD OF INFORMING
X the public that tnev keep constantly on
hand all kinds fresh and salt meats, such as
CORNED REEF, HAMS,
PICKEREL) PORK. LARD,
nd pvervthmT else to be found in their line
Jf bnsineU " LOG US & ALBRIGHT.
Oregon City. April 20th, 167. I'iy
IX MOSS' BUILDING,
Main Street Oregon City
The und?rsirned will keep
on hand all the varieties of
fresh and cured meats:
Corned Beef and Pork,
Hnrnn, Hams. Lard, Tallow, t
A liberal share of patronage is solicited
s I evpect to keep as good an aseortmen, I
which will be delivered to purchaseVs at anj
reasonable distance in tho citv. MAYER
6; I -
'TIs "ot for Fame.
We copy the first poem in Mrs. Mc
llenry's little collection, not indeed one
of the best, but very appropriate as giv
ing a correct idea as to the sources ot her
beautiful inspirations :
Believe me, 7tw no love of fame
That tempts my heart its lays to thrill,
It trembles but to speak the love
Whieli all its chambers seems to fill
A love for all the beautiful
In heaven, on earth, in sky, or sea,
And fain would touch some spirit chord
To wake an answering melody.
There's music trembling in my heart,
Strange music, like the sea-shell's tone,
Which fills my being with delight,
Most holy when I am alone ;
Then like the fountain from the earth,
Or warblings from the birdling's breast,
My thoughts come gushing from ir.y soul,
And can not, will not be represt.
You ask. who tuned my girlish harp
And taught my lips these strains to
Go ask the mountain-bird, who plained
And gave such wildness to her wing
Go ask the star whence came its light
Ask the bright sea-shell whence its
Who gave the rose its sweet perfume
And let their answer be my own.
Ah, no ! the glittering crown of Fame
For woman is too slight a prize
To trust her gentle heart upon.
With all its ardent sympathies ;
The bay-wreath, on ambition's brow,
May rest to-day all bright and fair,
And, ere to-morrow's rosy dawn,
May turn to burning ashes there.
Let woman sing as sings the lark.
That fearlessly mounts up on high.
And, while she cheers the hearts on earth.
Let her bright wing still seek the sky,
Winning with sweetness and with song
The thoughts of those who watch her
To rise above the clouds of earth,
To the sweet clime of love and light.
Poetry. Poetry, as we believe,
preserves and purifies language, cuK
tivates good taste, helps memory,
fills the mind with fair images, and
high, unselfish thonglits, wondrously
increases our perception and enjoy
ment of natural beauty, relieves the
pain of our usual lack or poverty of
expression, shaping and bringing
within compass multifarious thoughts
and feelings, otherwise inexpressible.
ljt the boon of boons, including all
the rest, is the general enlargement,
elevation, emancipation of the soul.
Poetry universalizes. In its last re
sult it is never despondent, but in
spired with the loftiest joy and cour
age. It begins in the glad sense of
universal beauty, and when it be
stows the same glad iSense upon its
hearers, its result is accomplished.
Here and there you will find a short
poem, exceptional, expressing a de
spondent mood, but the best poetry
in its total c fleet is cheerful and en
couraging. Even when it treats of
sorrow, ot pain, of death, it is sympa
thetic, but not desoondent and
gloomy. The very production of the
exceptional sad poem indicates a de
gree of victory over the sadness. The
''Iliad,"' treating much of war,
wounds, and violent death, is anima
ted and exhilcrating throughout; of
Dante's great poem, the first part is
most read, for its fierce picturesqu
ness and dreadful fascination, but the
second is an ascending symphony of
hope and faith, and die third part a
hymn of heavenly rapture. Chaucer
is cheerful as the green landscape
after Spring shower; Spencer full of
rich vivacity and bold adventure;
Shakepere's book a multifarious
world of movement and interest;
nothing did Gcethe so much
; ,n hfe and , literature, as despon
"Sacred'' Music. la New York
they say the extreme livelniess of ihe
sacred music occasionally affords an
incident. A recent operatic perform
ance atone of the first class churches
came near being en cored, and the
solo nerformer called out bv an en-
thusiastic worshiper, who forgot his
place, and thought he was in front of
the footlights. On another occasiou
the performance was so exciting that
it is said a gentleman undertook to
" walk a figure" in the aisle.
Preaching. In the town of S.,
was ii shoemaker, who at the time
officiated as preacher. Ha always
wrote the notices himself in order to
save the expenses of printing. Here
is one if them: "There wiil be
preaching in the pines this Sunday
afternoon, on the subject: "All who
do not believe will be damned at 3
Worth Knowing. Sincerity is to
speak as we think, believe as we pre
tend, act as we profess, perfoim as
we promise, and really be what we
would seem and appear 10 oe.
rrL - J - f,nii,l.it!nn ia lflld.
the hjvher can the superstructure be
CITY, ORJBGOX, SATURDAY, AUGUST
A Mother' Grave.
There is a tender pathos in the
following incident from the Xorth
British Mail. It suggests the sad
thought that manv a home is made
utterly desolate by a mother's death,
and that children are ruined by the
loss of her comforting and restrain
Some gentlemen passing through
the beautiful village of Benton, in
the Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire,
about 0 o'clock at night, had their
attention directed to a dark object
in a churchyard. On going to as
certain what it was, they found a
boy of tender years, lying fiat on his
face, and apparently fast asleep over
a recently made grave. Thinking
this net a very safe bed for him, they
shook him, and asked him how he
came to be there. lie said he was
afraid to go home, as bis sister, with
whom he resided, had threatened to
"And where does your sister
live?'' asked one of the party.
"In Dumbarton," was the an
swer. " In Dunbarton nearly four miles
off,'7 said one of the gentlemen, " and
how came you to wander so far away
" I just came," sobbed the poor
little fellow, " because my mother's
grave was here."
His mother had beeu buried there
a short time before, and seeking ref
uge at her grave in his sorrow was a
beautiful touch of nature in a child
who could scarcely have yet learned
to realize ths true character of that
separation which knows of no re
union on earth. Thither he had in
stinctively wandered to sob out his
sorrows, and moisten with tears the
grave of one who had hitherto been
his natural protector, for he had evi
dently cried himself to sleep.
What is Not Charity. It is not
charity to give a penny to the street
mendicant, of whom nothingisknown,
while we haggle with a poor man
out of employment for a miserable
dime. It is not charity to beat
down a seamstress tostarvation price;
to let her nt in her wet clothes
sewing all day; to deduct from her
pitiful remuneration if the storm
delays her prompt arrival. It is not
charity to take a poor relative in
to your whims, and taunt her con
tinuallv with her dependent situa-
tion. It is not charity to turn a
man who is out of work into the
streets with his family because he
cannot pay his rent. It is notcharity
to exact the utmost farthing from
the widow and orphan, it is not
charify to give wih a supercilit us
air and paronage, as if God had
made you, the rich man, of differ
ent blood from the shivering recip
ient whose only crime is that he
is poor. It is not chariy to be an
extortioner no hough you besow
vour alms bv thousands.
The Power of Truth. There
are truths so immense and glorious,
that when we really credit them,
though the heart should be opposed
to them, they will still take hold of
us iu so marir ways that we cannot
escape from their impression; and
the very attempt to do so, will but
make us the more sensible of our
trouble, as he would be who should
shut his eyes to rid himself of a pain,
1 or run 10 geC oul or ine "g"!' or J;iy
What, then, must be tlie impression,
the power of faith, when the heart
accords with its object?
Faith. The faith of believers
overcomes the world by spreading
over it the bright shadowing of" bet
ter things to come.'' No darkness
or sorrowing moves them out of
eir c"rsc ci amy, or stays mem in
. 1 f .1 . - A 1
it; like the moon when she suffers an
eclipse, they continue on, losing no
motion and no order, till they regain
the presence and glory of which they
are deprived. As shaken trees root
deeper, as the blast that beats down
the flame causes it to rise higher, so
they, when brought low by adversity,
mount upwards, or bifid themselves
closer to the rock they are resting on.
Fond of His Preaching. A
chaplain of one of our penitentiaries
missed a female hearer whose sen
tence had expired. In a few weeks
he noticed her in her old place,
" Why how came you back into
prison again?" he asked. " Oh, sir,"
she replied, " I wanted to hear you
preach so much, I couldn't stay
away any longer.''
A young woman being asked by a
politician which party she was most
iu favor of, replied that she preferred
a wedding party.
Faraday's Theory of Life.
Faraday adopts Flounn's physio
logical theoty that the natural age of
man is one hundred years. The du
ration of life he believes to be measnr
ed by the time of growth. When
once the bones and epiphytics are
united, the body grows no more, and
it is at twenty year? tha. this union
is effected in man. In the camel it
takes place at eight, in the horse at
five, in the lion four, in the dog at
two, in the rabbit at one. The nat.
ural termination of life is five re
moves from these several points.
Man being twenty years in growing,
lives five times twenty years, that is,
one hundred; the camel is eight years
in growing, and lives five times tight
years, that is to say, forty years; the
horse five years in growing, and he
lives twenty five years; and so with
other animals. The man who does
not die of sickness lives everywhere
from eighty to one hundred years.
Providence has given to man a cen
tury of life, but he does not attain it
because he inherits disease; eats un
wholesome food, gives license to pas
sions, and permits vexations to dis
turb his healthy equipoise; he does
not die, he kills himself. He divides
life into two equal halves, growth and
decline, and these halves into infancy,
youth, virility, and age. Infancy ex
tends to the 20th year; youth to the
50th, because it is during this period
that tiie tissues become Grm; virility
from 50 to 75, during which the or
ganism remains complete; and at T5
old age commences, to last longer or
shorter time us the diminution of
reserved forces is hastened or re
tarded. -e- &
Individuality. Is it possible that
one is through the whole course of
his life the same individual being?
Is one possessed of but one individual
soul? Does it not rather seem that
each man or woman is in himself or
herself a succession of individual be
ings, and possesses, one after another,
several successive souls? Our body
is the same body at fifty as il was at
five, and as it will be at seventy
tho same, subject only to the changes
and modifications made by time,
weather, sickness, or mode of life.
Wonderful as it seems, the fat,
dimpled baby-body is the same as the
withered, old, yellow carcass totter
ing into the long-expected tomb; but
our soul is it the same? I trow not.
Our estimate of things and people,
our habits, tastes, and dispositions at
certain periods of our life are so rad
ically different from, and totally an
tagonistic to, what they are at other
periods, that I think it is hardly pos
sible that their variations should be
accounted for by any of the altera
tions that it is within the province of
time, sorrow, or any exchange in our
outer life to effect. Perhaps, at cer
tain epochs in our history, separated
by varying periods of time, new
poul (in our sleep, may be,) passes
into our body, each successive soul
sadder than the last. A more non-
sersical, puerile idea never entered a
human bead, I'm aware, but here it
is, and I cannot cast it out.
To Form a Vigorous Mind. Let
every youth settle in his mind that if
he would ever be anything, he has
got to make himself; or, in other
words, to rise by personal application.
Let him always try his own strength,
and try it effectually before he is al
lowed to call upon others; send him
back again and again to the resources
of his own mind, for industry ana
perseverance will accomplish. In
earlv and timid flights, let him know
that stronger pinions are nearer and
ready to sustain him, but only in
case of absolute necessity. When in
the rugged paths of science, if diffi
culties impede his progress which he
cannot surmount, let him be helped
over them; but uever let him think
of being led, when he has the power
to walk without help; or carrying
his ore to another furnace, when he
can melt it in his own.
TrfE Sexes. The s-keptic asks,
Why do so many more women than
men make profession of faith and be--come
members of the church? and
asks it with an air that suggests the
doubt whether it may not be because
the latter are the more strong mind
ed. The Christian Companion pro
poses to answer it when skeptics shall
answer this; Why is it that, among
the hundreds who crowd our peni
tentiaries, there are so many more
men than women?
Is It? Men are born with two
eyes, but one tongue, in order that
they should see twice as much as
they say. The same is applicable
to women and boys.
Our Tratle wit 'o Eastern Asia.
The acquisition of California by
the United States, the discovery of
gold 19 years ago in the new territo
ry,the rapid settlement of the country
since that period, and the wonderful
growth of a first class city on the
northwestern shores of the Pacific,
the Tribune says are events destined
to exercise a mighty influence, not
only on the fortunes of this republic,
but on the future commerce of the
world. Of recent developments grow
ing out of these events the two most
important are the construction of the
Pacific railroad, and the establishment
of steam communication with China
and Japan. These two enterprises
promise to accomplish as great revo
lution in commerce as did the discov
ery of a new passage to India via the
cape of Good Hope. In New York
and San Francisco the cities of the
old world are to find formidable com.
petitors for the trade of eastern Asia.
Vasco de Gama undoubtedly renderd
good service to commerce when he
established the practicability of reach
ing India by sailing round the south
ern end of the African continent; but
after aW, that imperial navigator,
Columbus, was right the true route
to India is in the direction of the
setting sun, and the world will be
convinced of I his before long.
Trade between the Pacific coast and
and eastern Asia has just commerced
but it is rich in promise and cannot
fail to acquire magnificent volume in
the course of a fe.v years. That we
are warranted in indulging the most
sanguine expectations respecting it,
may be seen in figuring upon it. It
is only six months since the first str.
of the Pacific Mail Company left San
Francisco (or China on its experimen
tal voyage, and already the good re
sults of the enterprise are shown in a
rapid increase of trade with the for
mer country. Among other tacts, it I
appears the pioneer vessel of the new
line to the east, on her return voyage
brought into San Francisco freight
amounting to nearly three times the
value of the entire trade between the
points for the first qu irter of the year
I860. And further, that while the
whole of the Japan trade of last year
amounted to only 8107,8 14, the same
trade, for the first quarter of this
year, reached the sum of 59,7:.'0.
The improvement in the passenger
business is equally marked.
What the trade between this coun
try and Asia will become when the
Pacific railroad is completed, and we
have several competing lines of str.s
on the route, it is not easy to imagine.
The growth of the trade will then be
so rapid and so prodigious as to make
it one of the greatest wonders of this
age of marvels.
There is one branch of the trade
with Asia to which too much import
ance can hardly be attached which
claims particular notice. We allude
to the flow of treasure into the coun
tries of the East, which approximate
very closely to $45,000,000 from all
parts of the world. At present the
city ot London is the reservoir whence
this accumulated treasure finds its
way into eastern Asia, a very large
proportion of it coming from Pacific
In reckoning up, then, the elements
which will combine to form the future
grand and imposing commercial pros
perity of the American republic, the
trade in the precious metals must be
accorded an important place, for the
superior advantages offered by the
new route to Asia across the Pacific
must in time direct the trade from its
old channels. To obtain control of
this trade is to bear off the palm of
commercial supremacy. Wrhat that
control implies let the history of the
past testify, let the splendors of
Venice, when she sat as a qneen on
the Adriatic, tell let the mammoth
metropolis of England to-day, with
its wealth of untold millions, and its
proud array of " merchant princes,"
Great Invention. It is said that
an ingenious X ankee down east nas
j lately invented a new and improved
" button hole"' machine, just suited
for politicians. It performs every
thing requisite, except paying for the
drinks; and he is now working bard
to so perfect ths machine that it will
perform the latter. If he succeeds
in this last particular his fortune is
made. A few of the perfected ma
chines would sell well in Oregon at
the present time, and next summer
the request would more than equal
the demand for Abolition oil, or
He who can wear a shirt for a
whole week, and keep it clean, ain't
fit for anything else.
About forty years ago there lived
in Sooth western Pensylvatda two
farmers named Wo d and Osborne,
respectively. They were noar neigh,
bors, but inveterate enemies; and
it is said they lived almost in sight
of each other for fourteen years
without speaking to each other.
Wood one day went out with n
mattock to dig up half a dozen
stumps that had never yet been j
lemovea irom nis meadow; but
finding it pretty hard work, and
moreover, not being very fond of
work, he gave it up and returned
to the house. On the way it oc
curred to him that by a cunnin"
device he might induce his unfriend
ly neighbor to uproot the little
annoyances. Acting on a bright
iue inui occurred io mm, tie enter
ed his house, got his writing ma
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tcrials, and, in a disguised hand,
"Mr. Wood: I am an old man,
fast approaching my end, and I
cannot go to my grave without
revealing to you a secret. When I
was a young man I helped to rob
your grandfather of a large amount
of money. 1 and my partner in
crime buried $5,000 of it under
the roots of a tree in the meadow
that now belongs to you. No
doubt these trees have been cut
down by this time, but the stumps
may still remain. He was soon
after hanged for a murder he com
mitted, and I was sent to prison for
highway robbery. I was but lately
released, and I wish to do all I
can to atone for past misdreds. I
send you this letter by a person
who .-ays he knows where you live,
and he will throw it into )our
A REPENTANT CRIMINAL."
Wood sealed this bit of fiction,
addressed it to himself, and, when
night came, crept stealthily to Os
borne's door, opened it a little way,
tossed it in, and ran away as though
Satan were after him. On reaching
home he retired to rest and repos
ed sweetly till morning. When he
rose he cast a glance toward his
meadow and to his satisfaction, dis
covered that every stump in his
meadow had been dug up during
the night and pulh-d out by tha
roots. After breakfast he went cool
ly to work and rolled them together
in a pile, in order to burn them.
And imagine Osborne's bitterness
j of heart as he passed bv on his
way to the village that morning,
saw Wood thus engaged, and knew
how he had been duped by him.
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Do It With Thy Might. For
tune, success, fame, position, are
never gained but by piously, deter
minedly, bravely sticking growing
lively to a thing, until it is Sairly ac
complished. In short, you must
carry a thing through, if you want to
be anybody or anything. No matter
if it does cost you the pleasure, the
society, the thousand early gratifica
tions of life. No matter for these.
Stick to the thing and carry it
through. Relieve you were made
for the matter, and that no one else
can do it. Put forth your whole
energies. Stir, wake, electrify your
self, and go forth to your task. Only
once learn to carry a thing through
in all its completeness and propor
tions, and you'll become a hero.
You will think better of yourself;
others wiil think better of you. Ol
course they will. The .world, in its
very heart, admires the stern, deter
mined doer. Drive right along, then,
in whatever you undertake. Y'ou'll
be successful; never fear.
Aristocacy. One of the parvenu
ladies of Cincinnati, who would be
wonderfully aristocratic in oil her do
mestic concerns, was visiting a few
days since at the house of Major
O , when, ufter tea, the follow
ing conversation occurred between
the Major's lady and the " top knot"
in consequence of the hired girl oc
cupying a seat at the tea table.
Why, Mrs. G , you do not
allow your hired girl to eat with you
at the table, do you?"
" Most certainly I do. You
know this has ever been my custom.
It was so when you worked for me
don't you recollect?"
This was a " collar" to silk and
satin greatness, or. as the boy calls it
" codfish aristocracy." After col
oring and stammering, she answered
in a low voice: " Yes, I believe it
was," and left.
Peculiar Case. A female school
teacher, in her advertisement, stated
that she was " complete mistress of
her own tongue." "If that's the
case," said a caustic old bachelor
" she can't agk too much for her services,"
A AVord for V"oul tt Manufacturer.
As we nave new Woolen Factories
springing np all around us, and as
everything we use should be " good
and strong," we give them an idea
of the "homespun" they mate way
down east, asPrported by Sim Slick,
in his Trails of Human Gharcctef.
Spenking of his own good cloth, he
says : O G
" When I lived in Maine," said
Uncle Ezra, " I helped to break up
a new piece of ground. We got the
wood off in the winter, and early in
the spring we bega:i j lowing on 't,
It was so consarned rocky that we
had to get forty yoke of o.ten to one"
plow and I held the plow for more'
'n a week. 1 thought 1 should die;
It e 'en a most killed me. I vow.
Why. one day I was hold 'n, and the
plow hit a stump which measured
just nine feet an- a half through it -hard
and sound. The plow split it,
and I was going straight through it,
when I happened to think it might
snap together, so I threw my feet out,
and had no sooner done this than
it snapped together, taking asjnart
hold of my pantaloons. Of course
I was tight, but I held on to the
plow handles ; and ffcouglf the teams
sters did all they could, that team
of eighty oxen could not tear my
pantaloons, nor cause me to let go
my grip. At last, though, after
letting my catlle breathe, they gave
another strong pa) together, and
the old stump cairie out the quick,
est. It h id monstrous long root?,
too, let me tell you. Myicife made
the cloth for those pantaloons, and 1
haven't worn any other kind since."
The only reply made to this was:
" I should have thought it would
have come hard cn yer suspenders ?"
" Powerful hard."
The Missouri Test Oath. At
one of the elections at St. Louis, in
1805, Gen, Frank P. Blair refused to
take the stringent oath prescribed
for all voters by the Missouri Con
stitution, and his vote was r9jected.
He at once sued the judges of the
election, who had refused his ballot,
for $10,000 damages, and the County
Court of St. Louis decided that the
judges did right in refusing to ac
cept tho ballot. Gen. Blair appeal
ed from that decision to the State
Supreme Court, and that Court has
recently given its decision, re-affirming
the decision of theCounly Court.
Gen. Blair's counsel claimed that
the conditions of frarfthise prescribed
by Missouri partook of the nature of
an ex post, facto law, so far as the
United States CdSistitution is con,
cerned, and he also urged as a pre
cedent the decision of the United
States Supreme Court against the
unconstitutionality of the oath re
quired by the Missouri Constitution
from ministers of the Gospel. The
Slate Supreme Court Judges, how
ever, decided against the ex post fac
to argument, and decided also against
allowing the precedent which was
cited. The ground on which the de-3
cision was made was that the prac
tice of a profession is a naturul and
absclute t ight, while that of voting
is a vested right.
Did he Give Milk?-A young
lady school teacher of Indianapolis,
was, recently, endeavoring to im
press upon her scholars the terrible
effects of the punishment of Nebu
chadnezzar. She told them that for
seven years he ate grass just like a
cow. Just then a small boPatked
"Did he give milk?r' 0
Nautical. The Cherokee rears
riage ceremony is very expressive.
The man and women join hands over
running water, to indicate that their
lives are henceforth to flow on in one
That is a bad religion which makes
j us hate the religion of other people.
That is a bad sect of Christians which
encourages its members to thii;k con
teraptnously of all other sects of
Keep your head cool by temper
ance, your feet warm by exercise,
rise earh-, and go soon to bed; awl
if yon are inclined to uet fleshyi-kerp
your eyes open and youj mouth ebui.
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If we would have powerful minds,
we must think; if we would hav
faithful hearts, we must love; if w.
would have muscles, we must labor.
Virtue is so contented with its own
: achievements that it needs not tin-
adventious aid of flattery to heighten
The man that lorgets a good deal
that has happened, has a better mem
ory thau he who remembers a great
deal that. never happened.
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