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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1867
PUBLISHED EVEKT SATCRDAT MORNING
By D. C. IRELAND,
OFFICE: South east corner of Fifth and
Main streets, in the building Intel' known
as the Court Iloase, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of Subscription.
One copv, one year in advance $3 00
i( delayed 4 00
Term cf Advertising.
Transient advertisement., one square
(12 lines or less; first insertion $2 50
for each subsequent insertion 100
JjuMiiess Cards one square per annum
payable quarterly 12 00
One "column per annum 120 00
One half column " 60 00
Oue quarter " " ; : y : 40 00
Legal advertising at the estabhsiied rates.
Book and jJob Printing !
fjpiIE EJiTEUPKISE OFFICE
Is supplied with every requisite for doing
a superior style of work, and is constant
ly accumulating new and beautiful styles
of material, and is prepared for every
HOOK AND JOB
JP X I TV TITS" Gr !
AT SATISFACTOKY I'KICES.
per The Public are invited to call and
examine both our specimens and facilities
for doing work.
B U SIN ESS OA RD S
Dr. H. Saffarans,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
OFFICE I" J. Fleming's Book Store.
ililn, street, Oregon City. (.2
"Dr7F. Barclay, M. II. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Residence,
Main Street ir,v. Oregon City.
Permanently Located at Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms over Charman fc Bro.'s store. Main
DEALER in LOOKS and ST A TI OXER Y.
Removed to the Masonic building, on Main
street, opposite the Enterprise ofliec,
Oregon City, Okegon.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceived, respectfully solicits a continuance
Cif the favors of a generous public.
JOHN H. SCHRAMM
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Lm. etc.t etc.,
Main street, between Third and Fourth,
fFHlE attention of parties desiring anything
I in my line, is directed to inv stock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere.
( l y )J JOHN' H.SCT1P.AM.
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
O Htin 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. (52
A. a. BELI..
E. A. PARKER.
BELL &. PARKER.
AND DEALERS IX
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
!'!) Maix Stkekt, Oregon City.
L. ZIGLEE & S 0 II .,
Oregon City, Oregon.
rPl?E UNDERSIGNED ARE NOWI'RE
L pared to make all manner of ware in the
line of cooperage, from a well-bucket to a
hogshead, of both bilge and straight work,
on short notice, and at reasonable rates.
Call and examine samples of our work, as
it is its own recommendation.
S3.Cm) L. ZKJLER &. SON.
JAMES M. MOORE,
justice of the Peace t City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
' Will attend to the acknowledgment of
leeds, and ull other duties appertaining to
theotlice of Justice of the Peace. 2:ly
rtBs. city i'larman.
OU EG OX CITY.
All orders for tjic delivery of merchandise,
or packaees and freight ot whatever descrip
tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
promptly and with care. " ltUim
'"dray for SALE CHEAP !
A FIRST RATE HEAVY DRAY, IX
good order, will be sold cheap for cash
ipon application to C. GREEN MAN,
5 l-tf J Oregon City.
fOHX MYERS. 18Gl) D. C. MYERS.
J. MYERS & BROTHER,
Cheap CsisSsl Store !
Under tli4 Court House, in Oregon. City.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes. Clothing,
Buena Vista Stone Ware.
Groceries, Hardware, etc., etc.,
" .i'' they propose to sell as cheap as any
House in Orenon.
Oregon City,' October 23, 1866. 2:ly
A. 1. MOXROE. V. A. K. MEI.LEN.
MONROE St MELLEN,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Manu
men, Head and Fool stones,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
o order. J32.tf
Sunday School and Gift Books !
PROM THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIE
. Vy RIV? Massachusetts Sunday School
Sh;?-. lo sale at Messrs. llurgren &
V,ldl"s- F'rst street, corner of Salmon,
i ortland, Oregon. G. n. ATKINSON,
i? MnvT'llTreas- Oregon Tract Soc.'y.
fc &UIM)LER, Depositary. i5.iv
Xearly Opposite Woolen Factory,
VT. L. WHITE. J
T.W. RIIOADES, Proprietors.
Oregon 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 most fastidious. 15
Notice to the Public.
I HAVE this day closed the Barlow House
in favor of the Clin" House. Hope my
old customers will give thair liberal patron
age to the above well kept house. They
will find Messrs. White & Rhoades always
on hand to make guests comfortable.
Oregon City, August 1, 1857.
THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL,
IS NOW OPET
For the Reception of Guests.
TUBBS & PATTEN, Proprietors.
San Francisco, August 22d, 18G7. (40.3
Successor to SMITH d- MARSHALL,
Black Smith and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Blacksmithing in all its branches. Wagon
making and repairing. All work warranted
to give satisfaction. (S'J
W. F. HXGHFIELB,
Established since 1S-1C. at the old stand,
Main' Street, Oregon City.
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Scth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Kepai rings clone on short notice,
fcand thankful for past favors. (37
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE :
BRA N A ND CHICKEN EE ED !
l?f Purties wanting feed must furnish
their sacks. SQ.tf
JAMES M0RF1TT & CO.,
WOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC Es
pecially of Canemah, that they have
established a Store at that place, where they
will keep on hand a well assorted stock of
Merchandise and Groceries.
which will be sold at reasonable rates, for the
purpose of establishing permaueutly such a
necessity at Canemah. Try us. (32:y
Fashion Billiard Saloon.
Main street, between Second and Third,
J. C. Mann, Proprietor.
MPHE above long established and popular
I Saloon is yet a favorite resort, and as
onlv thp choif-ost brands ot Wines. Lienors
and Cigars arc dispensed to customers a
shar- J c public patronage is solicited.
'iv) J. C. MANN.
West Side Main Street, between Second and
Third, Oregon City.
GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new aod well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liquors and cigars. 52
GOOD TEMPLAR'S HALL,
Lute P OXY SAL O OX,
Main Street, Ouegon City.
JAMES HAS.V, Proprietor.
The Propritor takes this method of an
nouncing that this establishment has one of
the best I5illiard Tables to be found in the
cit-. The choicest brands of Cigars, Tobac
co," Sarsaparila, Soda.and Ginger pop served
to order. (7.tf
Having mirchased 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 tilled.
Oregon City, December 2Sth, 186(3. lOtf
LOG VS & ALKUiaHT,
Corner of Fourth and Main Sis.,
Oregon City Oregon.
mKE THIS METHOD OF INFORMING
JL the public that tney keep constantly on
hand all kinds fresh and salt meats, such as
CORNED BEEF, HAMS,
PICK E LED PORK, LARD,
And everything else to be found in their line
of business. LOG US & ALBRIGHT.
Oregon City. April 20th, 1S07. f2:ly
Green Street Oswego, Oregon.
Post Master and Dealer in
Grocrrirs, Wines and Liquors I
" NOTICE TO ALL
First Class Fine or Coarse
oots Allocs !
Made or Repaired. Especial care and at
tention paid to orders for fine work, such as
Ladies' and Misses Fine Gaiters, Gents Fine
French Calf Boots, etc.
Orders solicited from abroad will be
executed with neatness and dispatch.
TERWILLIGER & SMITH,
40. tf Green St., Oswego. Oregon.
JOHN SCHADE Proprietor,
TS now prepared to receive and entertain
X all who may favor him with their patron
age. The House is New and the Rooms are
u-!v and Neat'v Furnished. The Table
will be supplied :with all the delicacies of
the season, ine iiouse is suuaieu t-ui
stpamer landing. The proprietor will at all
times endeavor to ffive entire satisfaction to
favor him with a call, and
would respectfully solicit the paronage of
the Traveling rubiic. V . ;
Board per week $5 t'O
Board and Lodging 00
Klno-ln Mala... 50
ILL HEADS PRINTED.
At the Lnterp rise Umce.
A SUMMER. DAY.
Fade not, sweet day;
Another hour like this,
So full of tranquil bliss,
May never come my way
I walk in paths so shadowed and so cold
But stay thou, darling hour,
Nor stint thy gracious power
To smile away the clouds that me enfold;
Oh stay, when thou art gone
I shall be lost and lone.
Lost, lone and sad.
And troubled more and more,
By the dark ways, and sore
In which my feet are led
Alas, my heart, it was not always so!
Therefore, O happy day,
Waste not to fade away,
Nor let pale night chill all thy tender glow,
Thy rosy mists that steep
The violet hills in sleep.
Thy airs of gold,
That over all the plain
And fields of lipened grain
A shimmering glory hold
The soft fatigue-dress of the drowsy sun,
Dreaming as he who goes
To peace and sweet repose
After a battle, hardly fought and won ;
Even so, my heart, to day
Dream all thy fears away.
O happy tears,
. That every way I gaze,
Jewel the golden maze,
Flow on, 'till life appears
Worth- the soft protection of this scene:
Beat, heart, more soft and low,
Creep, hurrying blood, more slow,
"Waste not one throb, to lose me the screue,
Deep, satisfying bliss
Of such an hour as this !
How like our dream
Of that delighful rest
God keepeth for the blest,
This lovely peace doth seem ; day,
Perchance, my heart, he sent this gracious
That when the dark and cold
Thy doubtful steps enfold, way.
Thou may 'st remember, and press on thy
Nor faint midway thejgloom
That lies this side the tomb.
All, nil in vain,
Sweet day, do I entreat
To stay thy winged feet :
The gloom, the cold, the pain,
Gather me back as thou dost pale and fade;
Yet in my heart I make
A chamber for thy sake,
And keep thy picture in warm color laid ;
Thy memory, happy day,
Thou can 'st not take away.
Frances Fclleb Victor.
VOICES OF THE MOUSTAISS.
THE GIANT TREES.
BT HERBERT C. DORR.
Uprearcd with the azure sky,
Like temples leaf-crowned, vast and high,
They firmly stand ;
No breeze can sway their massive strength
Or shake their might' breadth and length,
By tempests fanned :
Their first of life what man shall know.
That sprung two thousand years ago?
Two thousand years ! two thousand years!
Of human sufferings, joys and tears,
In ceaseless chase ;
Our Saviour had not walked the earth,
"When these great structures had their birth,
To save our race ;
Yet then, amid the boughs on high,
Time's diapasons swept them by.
In ages gone, those olden trees
Perchance o'erlooked great iuland seas,
Whose rippling waves
Bore on their floods some unknown race
Who had their season time, and place,
Now in their graves
Yet they still cast their shadows down,
Like aucient warriors, grim and brown.
Kings of the forest, lords of eld
Ere yet by our white race beheld,
Ye reigned alone ;
Where great Nevada's peaks arise,
Your spreading arms beneath the skies
Were upward thrown ;
As if out-tossed in upper air.
Your waving hands were spread in prayer.
Methinks as from some eagle's nest
I soar above their mighty crest
To look abroad ;
And looking down the paths of Time,
I hear a chant in solemn rhyme,
Of our great God ;
From wood or plain, or mountain peak,
Each all aloud his wonders speak.
Father of life, how dark and vast
Are thy great mysteries of the past
What do we here?
Like falling flakes of melting snow
We fleeting come, and fleeting go,
To disappear ;
Yet still we read on earth's wide page
Tby cyphers of some by-gone age.
O. holr God of all below,
How little we poor mortals know
Of worlds above !
Elate we live our transient day.
And silently we pass away,
Led by'thy love ;
O, give us wisdom from thy light
To save lrom darkness of our night!
These giant trees are found in four or
five groups in the Sierra Nevada mountains,
and almost seem the relics of some other
world, so immense are they, many being be
tween thirty and forty feet in diameter, and
between three and "four hundred feet in
height ; their age is estimated in many cases
to be about three thousand years.
A Fine Man. A very amiable
and modest widow lady lived in a
county where the Sheriff was not a
married man. Soon after her husband
had paid the debt of nature, leaving
her his legatee, a claim was brought
against the estate by his brother, and
a process served upon her by the
Sheriff. She was much alarmed, and
meeting with a female friend she ex
rlnimed with agitation :
What do you think ! the sheriff
has been after me
" Well," said the considerate lady,
with perfect coolness, " he is a very
' But he says he has an attachment
for tne !" renlied the widow.
' Well, I half suspected that he
was attached to vou. inv dear."
" But you don't understand me, he
savs I must 20 to court!
" O. that's quite another affair, my
child ; don't you go so far as that
it is his place to coma to you."
Item. One charge in a lawyer's
bill, was, "for waking up in the night
and thinking of your business, So.
THE TRUE SOURCE OF WEALTH.
In a recent issue of your paper there
appeared an editorial on the produc
tion of gold, in which you expressed
the conviction that when used as coin,
it added nothing to the general wealth
of mankind, and actually tended to
improverish the producers. The tendency
of the entire article in question is to dis
courage all efforts by the people of this
State to discover or develop gold mines.
Your predications are so much at variance
with the established principles of political
economy, as I understand their applica
tion so contrary to the teachings of ex
perience, and so inimical to the prospeiity
of our people, that I am impelled to com
bat them. You instance the manufacture
of a steam engine as a type of the kind of
production that increases the wealth of a
Mechanical ingenuity cannot devise any
expedient whereby a steam-engine can be
successfully operated without lubrication ;
nor can chemical science furnish the me
chanic with a. substitute for oil ; conse
quently without a certain quantity of that
substance insignificant in value as com
pared with the cost of the engine, the lat
ter becomes as worthless as the same
weight of old iron.
What oil is to the steam-engine, gold coin
to commerce. Commerce cannot exist
without currency, or in other words a
unversal medium of exchange. The his
tory of the world shows that for this pur
pose there can be no substitute for gold
Financiers have contended that a paper
currency to which legislation might attach
an arbitrary value, was equally efficient.
The experiment has been repeatedly tried,
and as often resulted in failure. Although
it may be regulated by the most salutary
measures of precaution, its use has invaria
bly terminated in financial distress, disaster
and ruin, unless it was the mere represen
tative of an equivalent in coin or safe de
posit. In the present state of society there is
no other class of producers so absolutely
independent as the producers of gold.
Ttey have the entire world as an avail
able market ; and it, too, being a market
that the most active competition can never
overstock. Such a rapid concentration of
great wealth as has occurred at San. Fran
cisco, is without any parallel ; and never
before has a State grown so suddenly to
such important proportions in its relations
to other parts of the world, as has Cali
fornia. Had gold mines never been dis
covered or worked there, the wild Spanish
herds would still be roaming unhindered
over the uncultivated plains ; and the
State would hold only a sparse pastoral
population. San Francisco would still be
a miserable village with a few hundreds
of inhabitants its exports being limited
to a few hides and horns, and a little tal
low and wool. The same gold-bearing
Range, that has so marvelousy peopled
California, extends directly through the
heart of Oregon ; but its treasures are
more hidden by volcanic debris and im
penetrable jungles ; though in time, science
and industrious perseverance will reveal
them. The clatter of the quartz mill shall
yet awake lively echoes through the now
unbroken solitudes of our mountains, and
it behooves every one of us with our hands,
hearts, or brains, to speed the good time.
The arguments of our correspon
dent are good in one sensp. But let
us ask him if gold diggir.g stimu
lates the industrial pursuits ? Cali
fornia has never until late years
done anything towards her own sup
port, while she had been shipping, ,ns
the product of her mines, millions
after millions. Hence we say that
when a dollar is dug up and converted
into the currency of the world, it only
adds to the expansion but virtually
is of no more value to us than before
it was washed out. A systematic cul
tivation of the soil docs more to
stimulate business, diminish imports,
and cause us to save our gold, than
mining. The continuous export of
gold dust would soon exhaust the
treasure of any region, toenrich other
countries, but on the other hand
he who raises 100 or 1,000 bushels
of grain, can do the same next year,
and so keep on doing, exhausting
neither himself nor the country he is
in is but absolutely adding so much
annually to his own and his neighbors
Pick out Thompson. John tells
a story of Thompson and Rogers, a
pair of married bucks of New York,
who wandering home late one night,
stopped at w hat Thompson supposed
was his residence but which his com
panion insisted was his own house.
Thompson rang the bell lustily t and
a window being opened a lady thrust
her head out, asking what was want
"Madam " asked Mr. T.. "isn't
this Mr. T Thompson's house?
"No" replied the lady, "this is the
residence of Mr. Rogers."
'Well,7 exclaimed ihompson, "11
vou'll nlense sten down here. Mrs.
j ( r ,
T T Thompson beg your pardon
Airs. Kogers, wont you please step
down to the door, and pick out which
is Rogers, for Thompson wants io
Not Her Owx. A young lady
bought a new basket in St. Louis the
other evening for pic nic purposes
the next day. Before she left the
store the basket, with a card bearing
her name attached, was stolen. The
next morning tne basket, with a ba
by in it, was found at the door of a
respectable citizen with the card still
appended, and the young lady was
called upon for an explanation which
she readily gave, and was dismissed
from the awkward position.
No Doubt of It. In this country
everybody rides first-class: In Europe
they say only Dukes and fools ride
first-class. When the Pacific Rail
road is completed, we shall neces
sarily see some great improvement
in the structure and accommodation
I of railroad passenger cars.
An Adventure in a. Car.
There were five of us yes, five as
happy fellows as ever were let loose
from college. It was "vacation,"
and we concluded to take a trip to
the Falls, and we got aboard the
cars at X , and were soon travel
ing very rapidly towards our destina
tion. We had just seated ourselves and
prepared for a comfortable smoke,
when in came the conductor, and
who should it be but our old friend,
Fred. B . After the common
salutations had passed, Fred, said he
had some business for us to attend
" Out with it, old chum," said we,
" anything at all will be acceptable,
so let us have it."
" Well, boys," said Fred, in a
very confidential tone, " in that next
care there is as loving a pair as it
was ever my lot to see. They are
going down to II to get married,
and now if you cau have any fun
over it just pitch in. They must be
cired for, and I don't know who can
do it better than you."
In a moment Fred was gone, and
we set our heads together to form a
plan for taking care of the lovers.
"I have it, boys," said Bill See
vers, " We must make the girl think
that her lover is married "
"That's it, Bill, that's it," said we,
not giving him time to finish the sen
"That's the game, boys; now let's
It devolved upon me to commence
operations. Accordingly I entered
the car in which they were. Sure
enough, there they were. The girl
thinking, I suppose, that she must
give her lover all the seat, had taken
a seat on his knee; and he, for the
purpose of protecting her, had thrown
his arms around her waist, and so
they sat in real soft lover's style.
All this I gathered at a glance.
Stepping up to them, I said:
" Why, Jones, what in the deuce
arc you doing w ith this girl"
The girl arose hastily and seated
herself on the seat.
" See here, stranger," said the fel.
low, "you are a mite mistaken; my
name ain't Jones."
" You certainly hav'nt left your
wife and children, and tried to palm
yourself off for a single man, have
you?" 1 asked.
' I tell you my name ain't Jones!
It's Harper. It never was Jones,
ond tain't a going to be nuther!"
I merely shook my head and pass
ed on to see the resfof the fun. The
girl looked wild after I sat down; but
Jones, alias Harper, soon convinced
her that I was mistaken.
About the time they got to feeling
light again, in came Elliott and
Gregg. Walking up to Harper he
accosted him with;
" Why, Jones, you here? When
did you leave your wife and babies?"
"Now, see here, stranger, you aiu't
the fust man that'j called me Jones;
I reckon I must look awfully like
him, but I ain't Jones, an' more'n
thot you must'nt call me Jones. I
hain't got a wife nor babies either;
but this 'ere gal an me is going to
splice, an' then yon can talk about
my wifej and I wouldn't wonder but
what in course of time, you might
talk about babies, too but you
mustn't call me Jones?"
This retort brought forth vocifer
ous laughter from the spectators, and
also brought blushes to the face of
the gal that " was going to- be
" Ah, Jones," said Gregg, " you'll
regret this in the future. I pity
your wife and this poor girl."
" So, Mr. Harper, j our real name
is Jones, is it? and you've been foolin'
me, have you? Well, we aic't
spliced yetj and I don't think we will
be soon," said the girl, and her eyes
"Jane, Jane," said Harper, " don't
you know I'm Bill Harper. Thar
ain't a darn drop of Jones blood in
me, an' I'll prove it."
At this moment Jeff. Jackson, Bill
Seevers, and Jem Byres, entered,
and ' of course their attention was
called to Harper by his loud talking.
They stepped up to hitn and said:
" Why, Jones, what is all this fuss
This was more than he could
stand. He leaped upon a seat.
" Now,'' said he, " my name is not
Jones, an' I can lick the fellow tQat
says it is."
By this time wo had got to H
and our friend Fred came into the
car and made Harper keep quiet.
The girl that wouldn't be spliced'
requested Fred to help her on the
train that was going back, which he
did, and the notorious Jones, alias
Harper, followed her.
We learned, afterwards, that he
I proved himself to be Bill Harper, in
stead of Bill Jones, and be and his
gal ' got spliced."
WHAT IS A TEAM J
A curious inquiry before the En
glish courts, three or four years ago,
was into the meaning of the word
team, as used by writers generally,
and as used in a particular document.
It was a very lively and amusing in
quiry rather a rarity in a court of
justice. Quotations from poets, cN
tations from dictionary-makers, and
chatty remarks on what the poets
and lexicographers really meant, di
versified the proceedings.
The question w hich a whole row
of learned judges were called upon
to decide, was : what is a team? One
of the counsel urged that the diction
aries of Johnson and Walker both
speak of a team, as "a number of
horses drawing the same convey
ance." "True" said Justice A "do
not these citations prove that the
team and the carriage are distinct
things?" "No," replied the counsel;
"because a team without a cart is of
no use." He cited the desctiption
given by Ctesar of the mode of fight
ing in chariots, adopted by the ans
cient Britons, and of the particular
use and meaning of the word teraa
nem. FVom Ca3sar, he came down
to Gray, the English poet, ond cited
Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield.
The furrow oft their stubborn glebe hath
How jocund did they drive their team afield,
How bowed the woods beneath their stur
And from Gray, he came down to
the far-famed Bull Run affair in the
American civil war, a graphic ac
count of which told that the team
sters cut the traces of their horses.
The counsel for the farmer, on the
other hand, referred to Richardson's
English Dictionary and Bosworth's
Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for support
to the assertion that a team implies
only the horses, and he then gave
the following citations to the same
effect, from Spenser:
Thee a ploughman all unweeting found,
As he his toilsome team that way did guide,
And brougl t thee up a ploughman's state
We fairies that do run,
By the triple Hecat's team
From the presence of the sun,
Following darkness like a dream.
Again from Shakspeare :
I am in love,
I5ut a team of horse shall not pluck
That from me ! nor who 'tis I love.
After the declining sun
Had changed the shadows, and their work
A weighty strain, the labor of a team.
Again from Dryden:
Any number, and passing in line
Like a long team of snowy swans on high,
AVhich clap their wings and cleave the
From Spenser's Yirgil :
By this night forth from the dark some
Of Erebus, her teamed steeds you call.
From Martineau :
In stiff days they may plough an acre of
wheat with a team of horse.
It may be regarded by some as
6trange, by others as quite in the
natural order of things, that the
learned judges themselves were divid
ed as to their opinions, ond so the
case went into further litigation, all
to discover the meaning of the word
team a simple word, indeed.
An Allegory of Life. Once
upon a time a little leaf wa3 heard
to sigh and cry, as leaves often do
when a gentle wind is about. And
the twig said " What is the matter,
little leaf?" And the leaf said: 'The
wind just told me that one day it
would pull me off and throw me down
to die on the ground I' The tvvig told
it to the braneh on which it grew,
and the branch told it to the tree.
And when the tree heard it, it rustled
all over, and sent back word to the
leaf, 'Do not be afraid; hold on
tightly, and you shall not go till you
want to.' And so the leaf stopped
sighing, but went on nestling and
singing. Every time the tree shook
itself and stirred up all its leaves, the
branches shook themselves, and the
little twig shook itself, and the little
leaf danced up and down merrily, as
if nothing could ever pull it off. And
so it grew all summer long till .Oc
tober. And when the bright days
of autumn came, the little leaf saw
all the leaves around becoming very
beautiful. Some were yellow, and
some scarlet, and some striped with
both colors. Then it asked the tree
what it meant? And the tree said,
' All these leaves are getting ready
to fly away, and they have put on
these beautiful colors, because of joy.
Theu the little leaf began to want to
go, and grew very beautiful in think
ins of it, and when it was gay in col
or, it saw that tho branches of the
tree had no color in them, and so the
leaf said : 'Oh branch, why are you
lead color and we are golden?' 'We
must keep on our work clothes, for
our life is not done; but your clothes
are for holiday, because your tasks
are over.' Just then a little puff of
wind came, and the leaf let go with
out thiuking of it, and the wind took
it up and turned it over and over, and
whirled it like a spark of fire in the
air, and then it fell gently down un
der the edge of the fence among hun
dreds of leaves, and fell into a dream
and never waked up to tell what it
Hugged Against His Will.
A most ludicrous scene transpired
in a place not a thousand miles from
the city of Louisville, oue night re
cently, says the Courier, which,
though a little annoying to the par
ties immediately concerned, was yet
so innocent and funny that we can
not refrain from giving the general
outlines, suppressing names, of
Two sprightly and beautiful young
ladies were visiting their cousin,
another sprightly and beautiful young
lady, who, like her guests, was of
that happy age which turns every
thing into fun and merriment. If the
truth were told, we fear that we
should have to record the fact that
these three misses were just a little
bit fast. They were fond of practi
cal jokes, and were continually play
ing all sorts of mad pranks with each
other. All these occupied a room on
the ground floor, and cuddled up to
gether in one bed.
Two of the young ladies attended
a party on the night in question, an 3
did not get home until half-past 12
o'clock at night. As it was late,
they concluded not to disturb the
household, so they stepped into their
room through the low, open window.
In about half an hour after they
had left for the party, a young Meth
odist Minister called at the house
where they were staying and craved
a night's lodging, which of course
was cheerfully granted. As minis
ters always have the best of every
thing, the old lady put him to sleep
in the best room, and the young lady
(Fannie), who had not gone to the
party, was entrusted with the duty
of sitting up for the absent ones, and
informing them of the change of
rooms. She took up her position in
the parlor, and as the night was suls
try, sleep overcame her, and the des
parted on an excursion to the land of
We will now return to the young
ladies who had gone into their room
through the window. By the dim
light of the moonbeams as they
struggled through the curtains, the
young ladies were enabled to descry
the outline of Fannie (as they sup
posed) ensconced iu tho middle of
the bed. They saw more, to wit: a
pair of boots! The tr'Jth flashed
upon them both at once. They saw
it all. Fannie had set them in the
room to give them a good scare. They
put their heads together and deter
mined to turn the tables on her.
Silently thay disrobed, end as
stealthy as cats they took their posi
tions on each side of the bed. At a
given signal both jumped into bed,
one on each side of the unconscious
person, laughing and screaming,
" Oh what a man, Oh what a man!''
they gave the bewildered minister
such a promiscuous hugging and
tousling as few persons are able to
brag of in the course of a life time.
The noise of this proceeding awoke
the old lady, who was sleeping in an
adjoining room. She comprehended
the situation in a moment, aud rush
ing to the room, she opened the door
and exclaimed: "My God, gals, it is
a man; it is a man sure enough!"
There was one prolonged, consoli
dated scream; a flash cf muslin
through the door, and all was over.
The best of the joke is that the
minister took the "whole thing in
earnest. He would listen lo no
apologies the lady could make for
the girls. lie would hear no excuse,
but he solemnly folded his clerical
robes around him and silently stole
Query Was he mad at the girls,
or at the old woman?
A lady was telling a young man cf
a child a 'few weeks old, whose
grandmother wras only thirty-eight
years old. The young man replied
that that was nothing. He knew a
young lady whose grand children
weie not born yet.
Sir George Rose, once turning a
corner, came suddenly upon some
young barristers who were in the
act of aping his walk and gestures.
" You mistake, gentlemen," said the
good natured wit, accosting them;
" that is not the air of the rose it is
only the stalk.
Why was Eve the first Ritualistic
convert? Becauso she began by be
ing eveangelical and ended by tak
ing to vestments.
The mercies of God are not styled
the swift, but the sure mercies of
David; and therefore a gracious soul
patiently waits for them.
A Sirius question whether every
J Dey has his dog.
A JI VX TO TIHXTC4
. The most valuable business part
ner generally speaking, is the one tba
thinks, provided always that be thinks
well. Head work, where there is
work for a head, is that which tells to
ad vantage. The following, from a cor
respondent of the New York Journal
of Commerce will be recognized as
correct by most business men of largo
trade and experience. I frequently
bring to mird the remark of a friend
connected many years ago with largo
transactions iu mercantile r.ffairs.
The remark was that a great want in
our large Wall street banking houses
was of a man to think for the firm.
He exemplified it in this way: tl I
have a letter of introduction to Prime,
Ward & King; I call at their banking
house; I am shown into a room where
a member of the firm Mr. King, if
you please is writing letters. Mr.
King puts down his pen, reads my
letter, and wishes me anywhere but
iu his private office, for my coming
in has broken the train of thought con
nected with the letter he was answer
ing. He listens impatiently (in fact
if not in manner) gets rid of me as
soon as he can. 'Now,' continued my
friend,' the best head to a firm should
have nothing to do but to think.
Every important trans iction should
receive his deliberate, well consider
ed approval, all ordersshould emanate
from him, he shoulddiave time to talko
with those having business proposi
tions to make, and shld decide what
ought to be accepted and what reject
ed. To accomplish this, letters to the
firm should be opened and brought to
his desk, and competent persons
should atteud to his marginal note3
on the letters, or to his oral instruc
tions. When alone in his private
office he may find employment in
thinking about thj business and pros
pects, good or bad, of the firm, know
ing that his orders and instructions
ate being carried out byhe other
members or by the lerks of the
Discoveries at Pompeii. Anoth
er very interesting discovery lately
made is that of four skeletons three
female and one male now lying in
glass cases, which are preserved in
almost perfect fullness of form and
outline, but have been completely
converted iuto gypsum. Even 'their
fingers and toes are almost as plump
and round as on the day when, 1788
years ago, the fearful flood of fir
and smoke took away their lives.
The process is explained as follows:
These bodies were prostrated in tho
streets by the cloud of suffocating va
pors which came first, and which very
soon stopped respiration, and after
them came the ashes, light, of course,
but piled up in enormous masses, so
that the lower strata were compress
ed into solidity. At the same time,
then, that the process of decomposi
tion was going on very slowly, of
course, so far under the surface the
ashes about the body appear to have
become encrusted, perhaps with tho
assistance of the moisture that drain
ed down through from above. At
last all the Eoft parts had disappear
ed, and there was nothing left but a
hole in which the more imperishable
bones remained. It was a long time
before the wgrkmen learned how to
preserve these remains, and hundreds
have been broken to pieces and lost.
The process now adopted is very
simple, but very efficient. As toon
as the workmen come to a mass sup
posed to be a skeleton, it i3 cargjully
probed, a hole cut through, and
melted gypsum poured in until tho
cavity is filled. The result is a per
fect model of the person as he was on
the day he fell in the streets of Pom
peii. Even the rings on the fingers
remain in place, and aro filled with
gypsum Tho male form has about
it a belt fiiled with coins, forming a
mass half as large as one's head,
with which he was attempting to
A sensitive young school cfriistres
was once shocked, w hen, in the geog
raphy class, she asked why it was im
possible to keep the Mississippi from
overflowing its banks, and received
for an answer from a little chap,
" Because darn it yo can't."
I would not, said Montague, be g
woman, f.r I should then be robbed
of the delight of loving the sex; but,
Lady Montague said she was glad
she was not a man she was0saved
from marrying a woman.
When devotion is not accompanied
by humility, it inevitably becomes
Emerson finely says : "The poor
are only they who feel poor, and
j poverty consists oniy in irem-g w.