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OISECSOX CITY, OSEGM, SATUHBAY, ISOTEMSE'R JIO,
1 J 1
JI)c llkckhj ntcvpvtec.
rl BI.HHKn EVKHT STt RrAY JIDHMXfi
ftv D. C. IRELAND,
o'FICK: South east corner of Fifth nnd
M u -troet-, in flu- building lately known
i the Court IIoHse, Oreiron City, Oregon.
Term of Stsbsci ipt ic.ii.
One enpv, one vear in advance $3 00
.. " ' " il delayed 4 UU
Term of Advertising.
Tr-nsicni advertisements, per square
, 12 lines, or less) li li-t insertion . . .f'2 "'
for each snb.seipueut insertion 1 00
Jhisiness Curds one square per annum
payable quarterly 12 "
).,, Volntmi jer amiuiii -'"
On- half column " V '"-
One quarter " 0" ""
,e'id advertising at the established rates.
Book and Job Printing !
rrui: i:.'rr:itPiti.sE office
- vr.. i .. :o. .n-rtcT- u "sito for dfiin
' s'ljH'riors'yle of work, and is constantly-
areii!iiulaiin.Lr new and beautiful styles
("f material, and is prepared for every
TJ6"ty 01 Q
liiWK ai .ton
i - xr -vT r-si T T.i. ?
' AT SATl.-TACTOUY TIUCKS.
. . . . -
- r. Ti. li.'.ii,' !( ineitoil to enll nnd
cxniine both "iir specimens and facilities:
I'll UFESSIOXA h CARDS
Dr. F. Barclay, EI. R. C. L.
1Fortntily Surgeon to thj Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFl-'iC.'::At A. ...
Main Street r.V'i Oregon Ci'r.
Dr. CHAELE3 ELACH,
Vhijiician, iSurijcoit and Accoucheur.
OFFICII Corner of Washin-iton and Front
streets, IJan ish'.s Ulock, l'oi thmd, Oregon.
KF.S1!;:NCF, - Wuhiiigfon street, between
fuii:th ai.'. Fifth streets. 1 iy
(', Ul KUS.
c. w. r.uajMi,
X"f'trl I'' "-I'll (.'m. 1 '':!,.
.Wormy s u i ul Omi'svlurs u(-Laivt
I'ORTI. an n , or. E Ci ox .
OKFICK On Aider sireet, in Carter's
N-w Kriik lihuk. n i
0. P. KAS0?J,
A TToU N' EY AND CoL'XSEI.Oll AT LAW,
')I-rotit .-t., Portland, Oregon.
11,1. ATTi:X!)To HUSINF.SS IN" ANY
it in the State or Washington
Territorv. Ineliidiii-' business under the
M. (.'. JoH.V.(.V. r. O. M env.-v.
.v...'..-., . .'.;;.
JOHNSON h VTcCOWn,
oiiKiiOX (mtv, ni:(Kx.
O I y'" Will a'tetsd to all bur-iness entrusted
i ii'ir rare m auv of the Courts of tii" Mate,
c.O.b-et money, lie ,'oti.ue l.Ans, sell real es-
t tr, rte.
I fVI'articnlarnt tention ;;iven to contested
1 ind ea-e-i. 1 -.v I
y. v. i 1'. ! LTo.v.
RUSSELL & DALTON,
Atf'trnvts .i nil Con iisi l'ra ul Luw,
i Xvticit-trx in Chancery, and
QJ'ntl Estate A at' its.
Will practice in the Courts r.f the second.
Ihird and f'.tsrth Judiciid l'!?i'ict, and in the '
Sfupreinr Cmtrt of ( (reon. j
I ."s"Sp i.d attentimi iven to the collec- ,
ti-ii .it ehuiiis ai ail puints in tiie above nam- i
! ili.-triets. I
Oltiet" ui Purrish's brick building, Albany, i
Oregon. -t :J:.
i. n : t t tiKi.t.. j. x. noi.iM. a. smith.
Mitchell. Dclph & Smith,
Attorneys an-to Ciainsc'iors at Late,
Solicitors in Chancery, and P roc
O tars in Ad mi rally .
IfTOiTice over the oh! Pest'otlice, Front
trrt, I'oi thur.l, Oregon. (iy)
SEN T 0 N KJ L L 1 11,
ttr'g.i: C ity, Oregon.
0;:i,-e in Charman's Brick Block, tip
it.ms. Q (.V:tf)
D. H . Vu cKENNL Y,
A'torncy a, id Cjuns(l!r til Law.
H1.L ATTl.:N'l) IMiO.MPTLY TO ALL
y business entrusted to his care,
I'r'Fici: -Oiii- liuiir north of Bell A Parker's
I'rujr t.t.re, thvon City, Oregon. j:t:lv
AiTOKNEY AND C 0 C X S E LOU - AT-L iW
Oregon City, Grey on.
I OtVu-c ov
cr the .tore of PoPe A f,, i
C. ..A. 33 OL PH, '
Attorney and Cou.sskli.cr-at Law,
; OiV.cc 1-., Front street, Portland, t)re-
J'tflice of the Peace ( Ciy Recorder.
q Office In tie Court House and City
Council Koottt, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
ieeds, and ;!1 other i! a i ies e.voei t aini n " t o
f .Mir-tiee of the Peace
--'' .a i v- .-, dt.., (,,.
'i'-Ui.s over Charman k Bro.'s store. Main
w. s. st;:vkxs.
Xo'.try I'ui'l ic.
DALY & STEVENS,
'':ir. ;:r.i ti; jupkkus, coi.lkc-
tOUs AS C.F.SlhUAL AC, EMS,
Orr.-Kisj floor Yatiiihn's Brick, corner-of
'b'l riSoll I'i-,..,t"f l,,i-t!-i.t i
Particular attention given to the ad
justment of accounts. Legal and thcr doc
meiits transcribed at she it notice.
o CHARLES sTwHITMAwj
At'urney at Lair;
Omc8 Curner of Fifth and 1) streets.
Washington Cii', .. D. C.
f-p'-'Ciid r.tti-n'.ion given to the adiust
l','""t issuing of patents tor pi ivate'iaud
'J;i,i1- Pre-.-..-, pt ion aii-1 1 ie mie.-le: d settlj
u,l i H classes of business before tit,
Sttlvs L:::il OLh.c. l'j 'Ja.
; usixess ca r d s.
T. W. IUI0A0KS, , Iropnetors.
Oregon Cit . Oregon.
We invite the citizens of Oregon City, and
the traveluii; public, to give us a share of
their patronage. Meals can be had at all
hours, to please the n.ost fastidious. 15
Notice to the PnWic.
IIIAVK this day closed the Iiurlov IIon.e
in favor of the Cliff Iloe.se. Hope my
old customers will rive their liberal patron
age to the above well kept house. Thev
will iind .Messrs. White & Khoades always
ou hand to make guests comfortable.
Oregon City, August 1, 1siJ7.
AA IK 1 1 1 CA X i:X C f I ANGR
T,tt." LIXCOLX HOUSE,)
Xo. SI Krosit street, Puritaml Oregon.
L. P. Ql'IMUY, J'Ko.Mjnmjit,
Lit- (j Wn-ta-n Hold.)
This house is the mot conirnodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be tbe en
deavor of the proprietor to make his truests
comfortable. The iiaga'-o Wajjon will al
ways bo found at the land'n on t!ie arrival
of steamships and river boats, carrying ba
gage to the house free uf charge. !"''
Main Street Oregon City.
JACOB BOEHM, Proprietor.
IlKI)rCTIO. IS PKICES!
The undersigned wishes to give notice
that from Saturd y, October 5th, 1 sii7, prices
at the above house will be as follows :
Hoard and Lodiiintr per week Jf5 Co
Hoard without Lmiii! 4 Oo
Uoard and Lodging per dav 1 oo
Oregon City, Oct. 3d, 1;. fr.i:tf
OS W E G 00 iTs eT
.1 0 ! I X S C 1 1 A 1 ) J : Proprietor.
IS now prepared to receive and entertain
all who may favor him wi'h their patron
age. The House is New and the Kooms are
Newly and Neatly Furnished. The Table
will be supplied with all the delicacies of
the season. The Ilotiro is' situated near the
steamer landing. Tiie ptqrietor will at all
times endeavor to give entire satisfaction to
all who may favor him with a call, and
would respect full v solicit the pa' ronatre of
the Tr:i eling Public. 41:tf.
Board per u eek "o oo
Bourd and Lodging G 00
Single Meals '
W. F. EIGHFI2LB,
Established since ! -;:. at the old stand,
Main Stuket, Oaiioox Crrv.
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
(.'locks, ail of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Kepairins done on short notice,
sand thankful for fast favors. (o7
G A N E M A H STOKES
JAME3 M0E.FI TT & CO.,
roUI.H INFORM THE PUBLIC ES-
lieeiallv of t 'un. tmih, that they have
etaOi!.-nel a ."-.ore at thai pi. ice. wueie tney
will keep on hand a Well assorted stock of
Ilorchaiidisa and Groceries.
which will he sold ::t reasuiiabk' rates, for tbe
purpn.-e of c fablishing perm a uen ! iy such a
ii-.-ec.-sit v at t 'ancmuh. Trv us. (t,;::y
Wot JiJe Main Strut, ticern- s'vcvnJ and
'Third, Vi-'-j n City.
GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The propr'etor beers leave to inform his
friends and the public general iy that toe
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, witha new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liquors and e-;.gars. Sti
A. Tl. liliLL.
E. A. PAKlvEIJ.
BELL &, PARKER.
AN-I) DEALERS t.V
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, rarnixhes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
jo. 'I Main- Sriihirr, 0;;kgox Crrv.
NOTICE TO ALL
V HO WANT
First Class Fine or Coarse
Made or Repaired. Especial care and at
tentimi paid to orders for line Work, such as
Ladies and Misses Fine Gaiters, Cents' Fine
French Calf Boots, etc.
I Orders solicited from nbroad will be
executed with neatness and dispatch.
TEUW1 LLIOEU A SMITH,
-Fl.tf Green st., Oswego. Oregon.
i E. Q. RAKDALL,
nil'OKToR AND DEALER INT
gQ A IHSTRUMENTS,
Sheet Music, and Musical Merchandise ot
alFkinds. Soie Agent in Oregon for
?! :i mo i A !!:. ui'tJii's
CKTjKISII V I K t'AIJIXKT OHCiAX !
Sicinuav i Son's
Gnu) ?st;iji. i'l.vxo foktks t
First street, next door to the Post OHiee
Portland, Oregon. (4.tf
C. P. FERRY,
vLate Ferry A Foster, "t
33 5TJ? ?C. SO 'JSl-iZ T?1S e
No. loS Front street, Portland.
Agent North British and Mercantile
And ilauhattan Life lusurance Co
1 OYF.TIN'MENT SEC17T1 ITIES. STOCKS
T(' Bonds, and Real Estate bought and
sold on Commission.
BEE W E It Y !
Having purchased the above Brewery,
wishes to inform the public that he is now
prepared to manufacture a No. 1 quality ot
As good as can be obtained anywhere in the
sir ' , . O r.l ers st dieited and nromptlv tilled.
Oregon City, Decern
uber ''Mil. 1 '. i"tt
A. J. MONROE. A- K. MEI.LKX.
SlOrJROE & EIELLEW,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles. Olclisks, Monu
ments, Head and Foul stones,
Mantles ai:J Furi::tuic Marble furnished
to order. i S-.tt
A sjuest was in my house a suest unhid
Who stayed without a welcome from his
So loathed and hated, on such errand bent,
And armed with such resistless power of ill,
I dared not look I im in the face. I heard
His tireless footsteps in the lonely halls,
In the chill hours of night ; and, "in the dav,
They climbed the stairs, or loitered through
With lawless freedom. Ever when I turned
I caught a i;'umpse of biin. His shadow
Between me and the liirht, and fied before
My restless feet, or followed close behind.
When'er 1 bent above the couch that held
My fading wife, though looking not, I knew
That he was bending from the other side,
And mocking me.
Familiar grown, at last,
He came more closely came "and sut with
Through hours of revery ; or, as I paced
My dimly-lighted room, slipped his lank arm
Through mine, and whispered in my shrink
Such fearful words as made me sick and
He took the vacant station at my board.
Sitting where she had sat, and mixed my
With poisoneil waters, saying in low tones
Thai none but I could hear :
" This little room.
Where you have breakfasted and dined and
And laughed and chatted in the days gone by,
Will be a lonely I dace when we are .'one.
Those roses at the window, that were wont
To bloom so freely with the ladv's care,
Already miss her touch. That ivy-vine
Has grown a yard since it was tiedjand needs
A training hand."
Rising with bitter tears
To flee his presence, he arose with me,
uiu wanucreu taromiu the roo:
" This way ! Let us take our stand
Beside her bed. Not quite so beautiful
To your fond eyes as when she was a bride.
Though still a lovely woman ! Seems it
That she is yours no longer? that her hand
Is given to another to the one
For whom she has been waiting all her life,
And ready all her life? Your power is gone
To punish rivals. There you stand and weep,
But dare not lift a finger, while with smiles
And kmdiy welcome she extends her hands
To greet her long-expected friend. She
Where i will take her to what city of God,
What palace there, and what companionship.
She knows what robes will drape her love
liness, What flowers bedeck her hair, and rise and
Upon the pulses of her happy breast.
And you, poor man '. wi;h all your jealous
Have learned that she would turn again to
And to your food and furniture ol life,
With d appointment.
"Ay, she pities yon
Loves you indeed; but there is One she loves
With holier passion, and witn more entire
And gladder self-sun'enter. She wiii gr
You know that she will go and go with joy;
And you beirm to see how poor and n'.ean,
When placed beside her joy, are all your gifts,
And all that you have won by them.
" Poor man !
"Weeping again ! Well, if it con-fort von.
Bain your salt tears upon her waxen hands.
And kiss th'-m (Ir at leisure ! Press her lips,
Hot with hevtic! Lay your cold, wet cheek
Araiust the buvi.imr scarlet of her own;
Only remember that she is not yours,
And that your paroxysms' of rief and tears
Are painful to her."
Ah! to wait for death !
To see one's idol with the signature
Of the He-ii-ivt r stamped upon her brow,
And know that she is doomed, beyond hope ;
To wateli her while she fades; b see the form
That once was Beauty's own become a corpse
In all but breathing, and to meet her eyes
A hundred times adayjwhile the heart bleeds;
With smi'es of .smooth dissembling, and
Cheerful as morning, and to do all this
Throiurh weeks and weary :onths, tiil one
To see the ;-pell dissolved, and feel the worst
That death can do : can there be misery
Sadder than this
My time T passed alone,
And at the bedside of my dying wife.
She talked of death as children talk of sleep,
When a forgetful blank it lies between
Their glad imputiuce and a holiday.
To-morrow ah: the morrow! That was name
For hope all realized, for work all done.
For pain all past, for life and strength re
newed, For fruitage of endeavor, for repose,
For heaven 1
What would the morrow bring to me?
The morrow h: the morrow: It was blank;
iS'ay, blank and black with gloom of clouds
Never before had I so realized
My helplessness. I could not find relief
In love or labor. I could only sit,
And gaze against a wall, without the power
To pierce or climb. My pride of life was gone
My spirit broken, and my strife with God
Was finished. If I could' not look before,
1 dared not look above ; and so, whene'er
f could forget the present, I went back
Upon the past.
Dr. Ifdlovti " KatJirlna:'
The Social Evjl. The New York
Independent, treating of what it calls
The Blackness of Darkness, declares:
The true remedy for tho social evil,
is not in a license system, nor in the
board of health, nor in the excise law,
nor in anything under heaven except
in a multiplication of honorable and
profitable employment for dependent
woman. If tho thousands of prostU
tutes of this city had originally had
a fair chance of earning a livelihood
by a decent trade, not five hundred
of the whole number would have set
their feet in the path of shame.
Awful, horrible, tragic is the re
sponsibility which justly rests on
those respectable men and women
clergymen and church members',
who create and maintain a public
opinion that denies to women nearly
all the opportunities which it accords
to men for earning one's daily
A Happy Woman. Is she not the
very sparkle and sunshine of life
A woman who is happy, because she
can't help it whose smile even the
coldest sprinkle of misfortune can
not dampen. Men make a terrible
mistake when they marry for beauty
for talent, or for style ; the sweetest
wives arc those who possess the mag
ic secret of being contented under
any circumstonces. Rich or poor,
high or low, it makes no difference ;
the bright little fountain of joy bub
bles up just as musically in their
COL.. FOUXKVS LETTERS.
In the reign of Charles the Fifth
Antwerp had twenty-five hundred
vessels at one time moored in its har
bor, laden with the products of all
quarters of the globe; had in circular
tion annually more than five millions
of guilders (more than two millions
of dollars), and assembled five thou
sand merchants twice every day in
the great hall of its exchange. It is
now an object of great interest to tSe
traveller, though its modern pros
perity bears no comparison to three
hundred years ego, w hen it was the
richest commercial metropolis in
Europe. The shipping at its wharves,
the strong warehouses, the broad and
princely streets, with their long rows
of beautiful shops and " stores' in
dicating lare and increasingopulence,
and the vast depot of petroleum, re
minded me of the new source of traf
fie that has lately been added to the
wealth of Pennsylvania. Yet among
all this forest of masts and steam
pipes I looked in vain for a lino to
Philadelphia. There were several
successful steamers to New York,
and a company had just been organ
ized to put on one betweeu Boston
and Antwerp, but nothing was done
or doing to open similar communica
tion with a city of nearly 600,000
soul?, which boasts of extraordinary
facilities for commerce, and which,
at the beginning of the century, cons
trolled the foreign trade even to the
exclusion of New York. Questions
were asked of me bv intelligent busi
ness men to account ibr this hvdiiTer
ence, and I could give no satisfactory
answer, especially when I recollected
that we had no steam communication
with Liverpool itself. Boston, and
even Baltimore, have their Hues, and
are doing well ; but Philadelphia is
still inert. It is folly to argue that
we cannot cstablis-h a splendid li tie of
steamers if we resolve to do it. How
long do you think Chicago would
have waited, with a river so near tiie 1
sea, added to railroads rtmmntr thro' !
valleys richer than the Nile, and ex
tending their iron arms to grasp the
priceless trade of the Pacific; ? Ant
werp, like all these old cities', abounds
in works of art. Here the painter
Jaibcns achieved his grandest tri
umphs, and here his dceendants are
living in great wealth and respectabil
ity. The Academy of JSt. Luke, for
the encouragement of painting, in this
city, one of the oldest in Europe, was
establi-hed in 1551, by Philip the
Go :d, and patronized by succeeding
monarchs, and is regarded as the cra
dle of the French school, of which
Itubcns was the impassioned and un
tiring interpreter. His pupil, Van
dyek, and his contemporaries and
successors, are recalled in many of
their best productions, but Rubens is
seen aid worshipped everywhere.
The labors of this one man were
prodigious; and as you are pointed to
tho originals of his genius in every
gallery of Europe, you are impressed
as much by his fertility and sleepless
ness as by his conceded genius. His
master "piece, " The Descent from the
Cross," hanging in the magnificent
Cathedral of Notre Dame, copies of
which you see everywhere, is always
surrounded by crowds. Sir Joshua
Beynolds pays it the highest tribute
of praise. He says : "Rubens' Christ
is one of the finest figures ever in
vented ; it is most correctly drawn,
and in attitude most difficult to exe
cute. The hanging of the head on
the shoulder, and the tailing of the
body on ore side, give it such an ap
pearance of the heaviness of death
that nothing can exceed it." One of
Rubens' characteristics was to paint
his kindred in nearly all his holy pic
tures ; and his first and second wives,
his children, his father, his fathers-in-law,
and even his uncle, are respect
ively made to figure as the Marys,
the Infant Saviour, Joseph, the Wise
Men of the East, ecc; and in one of
his masterpieces Rubens paints him-
self as the Centurion. When I stood
before this renowned achievement it
was on a lovely sabbath morning,
and the immense Cathedral was
crowded with woi shippers, through
whose reverential and kneeling ranks
we had to thread our way to get a
sight of it. The effect was inexpres
sibly fine. The interior of this great
temple, divided into seven aisles, is
three hundred and ninety feet long
and two hundred and fifty feet wide,
! and the vast and lofty choir and nave,
j with three great divisions on each
side, is very grand. The Cathedral
I was c;ird;rri Lv thf IponOf-lsfS in 15G0.
. ,,i i men, and before thev have completed
: when its rich altars, ornaments, and ,
, , - j ' their fit or-'iturv, have been com-
spn nturos were burned or carried.""" - '
oil ; but they have been qorgeously
replaced, if we may judge by the
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIF0P2JIA.
splendor and beauty of tho existing
treasures. Rubens came after this
Fpoiialion, and las intellect has im
mortalized everything it has touched.
There is a treble idolatry of the man.
Before his great picture of " The De
scent from the Cross" were not only
admiring strangers like oursclves,nnd
students sketching rough l;nes of the
famous conception, but numbers of
the faithful of the Church, who, on
bended knees, prayed to " Mary, the
Mother," and to the " Crucified Son,"
and it seemed as if their devotions
were not less sacred because the ob
jects of their worship have been
drawn by the almost inspired pencil
of their beloved Rubens. The ex
pression of these figures and the whole
nPi, so full of love for the illustrious
painter, proved not only that art was
still alive among these people, but
impressed upon my mind a lasting
lesson ; and as I passed through the
other churches, and saw the numer
ous statues in honor of the man who
had done honor to Antwerp, I forgot
that most of this wealth was ex
tended in the days of bloody re
ligious proscriptions. The wretched
attempts or rather caricatures of art
which are allowed to disgrace the
noble rotunda of the American Capi
tol, s;o often denounced by men of
taste, looked more than ever like in
sults to those they aspire to typify.
But this is not all tho intelligent
American gathers as he gazes npon
these tributes to tho illustrious dead
in foreign lands. Rejecting the fre
quency with which the Saviour is
represented in the most excruciating
and repulsive forms, for the purpose'
of terrifying the ignorant and riveting
the influence of a dissolute priest'
hood, and also the obsequious prac
tice of preserving the features of cruel
kings and sensual nobles, we coull
copy one settled habitude of the Old
World and profit immensely by the
experiment. I moan the gratitude
that perpetuates the memory of those
who have done good to mankind,
whether in religion, in statesmanship,
in science, in art, or in aims. You
meet these monuments cvt ry where
in Great Britain. Iu London you
j lutve Shr.kespi are, Milton, Addison,
! Dry den, Pope, Ben Jonson, Sam
i Johnson, Robert Barns, their associ
I atcs ami successors and the great of
I late r generations ; Watt, of tho steam
engine, Oe-orgc Stephenson, Harvey,
i the discoverer of the circulation of
the blood. Walter Scott, Ilerschel,
! the astronomer, Wilbcrforee, Short
dan, Burke, Wellington, Pa'mcrtoti.
In Pari, though tho fresh fires of
revolution, and changing dynasties,
with changing doctrines, have de
throned many just and uplifted many
unjust men, genius, benevolence,
and bravery are everywhere kepi in
reverence ; while in Germany you
find these symbols of public gratitude
on every hand. While the Catholics
excel in the memorials to their saints,
tho Protestants delight to honor their
tire at leaders and chamnions: Luther,
Melancthon, the Elector of Saxony,
William of Orange, Calvin, Russ.
Goethe, Schiilcr, Humboldt, Gutten
berg, Cosier, M zart, Mendelssohn,
and other intellectual kings, are re
membered, if not as ostentatiously as
the traditionary pillars of Romanism,
at least as affectionately and perma
nently. One of the most suggestive
illustrations of the habit of honoring
genius in the Old World, is the story
of Quertin Massey, the Antwerp
blacksmith, who, falling in love with
a painter's daughter, changed his pro
fession, ami succeeded better with
pencil and palette than with forge
and hammer. His fine painting in
the Museum is the result of his am
bitious resolve, and near the foot of
ef the. tower of the Cathedral
the visitor is pointed ouS an ele
gant gothic canopy of wrought-inm
over an ancient well, the conception
and work of the same versatile me
chanic. Surnmuuling the canopy is
a beautiful iron figure of a knight in
armor, and at the side of the west
door of the Cathedral is a tablet set
into the wall, upon which is engraved
these words in Latin :
" 'Twas Love connubial tan gat the smith to
The w hole history of our Repub
lic, down to tiie terrible episode cf
the war for its preservation from
which, indeed, a higher civilization
dates, a new and brighter future be
gins abounds in objects deserving
the best efforts of human genius. A
people who have been absorbed in
tho mighty task of building a refuge
against onoression for the tribes of
pelk'd to rut down the bloodiest re
. bcliiou against natural rights tu tfic
world's experience, have had little
opportunity to imitate, much less to
excel, those nations w hose victories
in art have been grand and numerous
in proportion as their populations
have been kept down. Yet I cannot
but long for the day when American
painters and sculptors will rise to
compete with the oldest masters, and
when their first and most successful
achievements will be to copy and
preserve the faces and forms of those
heroes in peace and in war who have
contributed to the organization and
to the salvation of our liberties.
Female IxntisniY. Mrs. Betsey
Smith, of St. Paul, Minnesota, writes
to the Institute Club: I wish to know
why wc have no National Industrial
Exhibitions. Please have the Club
see about it, will you? I would like
to see some prizes offered for pro
moting industry among women, so
that tiie hard-working part of wo
mankind may receive some of the
honors lavished upon the delicate,
b; jeweled fair ones who do the " fine
arts'' of riding, painting, and em
broidery for our State Fairs, and
look with contempt upon the plain
countrywomen who disyrace them
selves by doing their own housework.
The sririt of "gadding," known
by the genteel name of " caliinti '' is
abroad in the land, and women will
even neglect babies and husbands to
show their fine clothes. 1 beg of
you do something to promote indus
try among women, and make them
appreciate- the importance of devot
ing a part, at least, of their lives to
making Lome beautiful and comfort
able To excel in the " fine art" of
house-keeping, .making home so per
fect that its infldc-nce thai I send out
into the world perfect men and wo
men, is to achieve sometuin-i irrealer
than anything yet performed by any
fine lady who will waste her bus.,
band's money trailing costly silks iu
the dust, or clspcnsinir cake and
wine to callers, w hile her puny baby
, t r .... -i
cries us weary n j out in t he nan. is
ot soma Jji'Ktget, r.tti her nusuauci
toils away at his trade or farm. By
the way, what would become of all
such housekeepers if their husbands
went cailliKt every afternoon! IIos-
tality is a subject also which needs
- . . IT!
a gitalin::. u nen a man is away
from homo all day without his
meals, one would naturally expect
some Lady Bountiful to offer him a
lunch, but it is not the custom here,
and when our men come home from
a day's wandering up and down the
earth on matters of business, so faint
and weary, I am almost ready to go
ou a lecturing tour.
Temptation. A waggish journal
ist who is often merry over his per-,
sonal plainness, tells, this story of
himself: " I went to a drug store
early the other morning for a dose of
morphine for a sick friend. The
night cicrk objected to giving it to
tr.e without a perscription, evidently
fearing that I meant to destroy my
self.'' " Pshaw!" said I "do I look
iike a man who would kill himself 1"
Gazing at me steadily for half a min
ute, he replied, " I don't know.
Seems to me if I looked like you, 1
should be greatly tempted iu that di
Outrageous. " Betsy, my el-?ar,"
said Mr. Stubs, giving his wife a
pair of damaged unmentionables,
" have the goodness to mend these
trousers. It will be as g-ood as go
iug to the play to-night." Mrs. S.
took her nced!e, but confessing she
could not see the point, remarked:
" How soT' " Because, my dear, you
will sec the wonderful ravels in the
pant o' mine.v Mrs. Stubs finished
the job, and handing back the unmen
tionables, told Stubs : " that's darued
A "Tall" Aiinsx. An artist
has painted a dog so natural that the
animal had the hydroyhobia during
the hot weather. He's the same
man that painted a copy of a beer
bottle with such ski!! that the cork
fiew out just as he was finishing it.
And after he was married he painted
a picture of his first baby so life-like
that it cried, and his wife spanked it
before she discovered her mistake.
Ax A noi'MF.N'T. In an argument
in behalf of female suffrage one cf
the reasons adduced is as follows :
The angels in Heaven might have not
rebelled had both sexes made up tbe
pop-.tlatioii. We hear of no more
Piquant as Ever. A Washing
ton dispatch says: " Mrs. Cobb,
sometimes styled 'the female brok
er,' is iu town, looking as piquant and
fascinating as ever."
At! vice for JioiU S:Us.
A countryman wa'ked into the of
fice of a lawyer one day, and began
44 Sir, I have come to get your ad
vice in a case that is giving me some
" Well what's the matter?"
"Suppose now," said the client,
" that a man had one spring- of water
on his laud, and his neighbor living
below should build a dam across the
creek through both farms, and it was
to back the water up into the other
man's spring, what ought to be
" Sue him, sir, sue him by all
means," said the lawyer, who always
became excited in proportion to the
aggravation of his clients. " I'ou
can recover heavy damages sir, and
the law will make him pay well for
it. Just give mo the case, and Fll
bring the money from him."
" But stop' cried the terrified ap
plicant for legal advice-. " It's! that
has built, the dam, and it's neighbor
Jones that ow:n the spring, and he
threatens to sue me."'
The keen lawyer hesitated a mo
ment before he tacked his ship end
kept on. " Ah ! well, sir, yen say
you built a dam across the creek.
What sort of a dam was it, sir P
" It was a mil! dam."
A mid cam; for grinding grain,
was it V
" Yes, it was j ist that."
'And it is a good neighborhood
mi!!, is it 1"
t; So it i, sir, arid you may well
all your neighbors brincr
their grain to be ground, do they V
" Yes, sir, all but Jones."
"Then it's a great public conveni
ence1 is it not V
" To be sure it is. I would not
have built it but for that. It is so
Lr superior to any other mil!, sir."
" And now," said the lawyer, "you j those schools where brutality and ig
tell me that Jones is complaining m.-rinee take the place of proper gov-
just because the water from the dam j eminent and ability to teach, are ex
happens to put b:i k, into his little j posed to view. The reforms which
spring, and he is now threatening to S have been cfiUrled by means of these
sue you. WtU, nil I have to say is j and similar dc'.incatior.r-, are, in value,
let him sue, and he'll ruo the day, as ! beyond all calculation. Such a writer
sure as mv name is Barns.'' t . r ... . .
is one ol U:c greatcet ce tie factors of
. o-o--c I
Tin: Srrt-ATio.v. The President i his r .ce. And what reader contem
would be infinitely clad to control ! r!:iti: L5s portraitures of individual
the arrav, but so lov.tz as Grant is
Genera! he can't do it, to any illegal
end, unless he can first bene1. Grant
to his designs. All orders, issued to
the army cither by tbe President or
Secretary t f War, are required by
law to be issued through the General
of the army, whose headquarters are ;
rcquircd bv law to be at Washington, !
, L" i , , , :
and cannot oc removed elsewhere ex-i
cept by his own consent. This is
our sole security now against John ;
son, for we have no fear that Grant
will permit an illegal order to be j
A Loose Fit. The following good
old anecdote is going the rot.mds :
When Dr. Holmes was on his way
to Dartmouth, some years since, to
deliver a literary addre-s in place of j
Rufiis Choate, who from ill health
was unable to be present, some one
asked him if he was going to fill
Choate's place. Fill Choate's place '
fill Chvatcs place !" exclaimed the
Doctor. " No ; I'm going to rattle
round in it." This is claimed by
the New Bedford Mercury to be
what Andrew Johnson is doing, in
the place once filled by Lincoln.
The life of a city local is not as
smooth as velvet ; he has to cater to
lb.-, t.itne -if il-.n nmirlr-'Ar-i rvrir. Ol"
Lie. tu,..., e.-. ,.., j-.-i
less, to the readers of the paper as
well when their temper runs in a
s-neo'th rrt nro o must his items:
, , ,. ,
as very smootn ano ticitcate peopie
aro sometimes milled by a rougir
edred item, and sometimes the reader
will imagine that he- is the original
that the local may refl-r to, when, in
fact, the writer may not know of such
a being on top of the earth, much
less care. Still, such is life, the life
of the itemi.cr.
rS . O
Newspapick I i ems. Ile-nry Ward
Beech er says the " item" column in a
newspaper is worth all the rest, for
"like a caravan, it stretches eiong countrymen .
' , . , ; IPs former visit to America was
with packages and parcels, spaces anu ; h, ycar 1Sh,? a,,d nott as ie re
gems, bits of fragrance or cunningly . lurn5 ;i(u-r a lapse of twenty five
wrought metals, gathered from the' years, he may jret impressions of our
Orient, and from the whole world be- i people very dmerent from those he
r , , ri received be ro re. But whelher he wnl
sides. The items of the paper, hko ; - Mr3. Ilommys. J, fer
tile stuffing of the Thanksgiving tur-; jj,.:c.s r Odor.eJ Divers among
key. represent everything in ihe ; ,,5 or Jia ceriain'y will not find
house, crusts of bread, cracker;, and , a'nv ac0' otl the Ohio river or!se
ailspiees.'' ! w here" to locate another Eden.
' y--.;e t'e re are those, who will not
A great many persons construe : ior'ro j,;m foV what he has Paid
the proverb: "Eat, drink and bo : America, tbt-re u i.'I be muhi-
be merrv, for to-morrow ve die," into : t0Jc-s throughout tiie country t.
.e,.:,,! to disregard all mend and ' awaid him a cordu.I oc me .;a "
: therebv meet death : -fve his rcaomgs a mr-tCUuI ucut-
move than half way. ' i
Wherever the English language is
read, and a knowledge of the Eugj
lish language, is now as wide as tho
globe, Charles Dickens is recogniz
ed the greatest living writer of fi effort.
It is recorded by a traveler who a
few years ago was pass4g through
the wilds of what was then known iu
our country as the "Far West," that
he saw a worn copy of Thomson'' s
Seasons lying hi the window of th3
humble cabin in the wilderness where
he stopped for the night, ud on sce
iug it the expression broke from
lips : "This is fame !" Who jjiat scs
how vr idedy Dickens' works are cir
culated, who that appreciates the
powers of his genius and beholds the
world delighted with his writings and
united to Co him homage, does not
realize that hU also is a true and en
during fame, far more real and sub-Q
stantial than that which has been
achieved by many a cot.quereu- of
kingdoms, or many a Ibunder of a
race of kings? Probably no writer
ever etjuailed Dickens in the number O
variety, and originality of his charac
ters. The most cunning portrayer
of human nature since Shkspeare,
very many of the characters with
which he has peopled the realms ot
imagination are fir better known to
the generality of readers than are the
famous names which have played a
distinguished pait in the actual histos
ry of the world. His power is uni
versal! v acknowledged.
No pen Las beer; so potent as his
to correct social evils ; none has dgpe
so much to introduce reform, not
only in individual diameter but in
organized systems of absurdity and O
wrong. In J'cctl- Home the chancery
system of England is he-Id up to de
testation ; in Little Dorriti the Cir
cumlocution Oirtee is made the olct
of merciless ridicule; in Xicholas
Xkhlcl-y tiie flagrant outrages of
the ver-alilily and resources of this
wondeiiiil mind; l.vcry humor cf
the mind, every quality of the heait,
evry passion of the sou!, obtains a
character kiiciou. The world knows
by heart the story of Winkle's ludi
crous disasters ; of Sam Weller's
shrewd eccentricities ; of Tom Phiclfs
trustful simplicity ; of J c-nas Chuzzle-
wi? unnat;,ral m' cdm!naI avarice ;
of Sairey Gamp s endless garrulity ;
, f , , , J '
ol -uaih. iapiey s py.lv good humor ;
0f PeeksnkPs and' ih iah Ile ep's des-
picable hypocrisy ; of Bun shy's and
Mr. Dick's rare wisdom ; of Captain O
Cuttle s eccentric good nature and ex-
emplary fidelity ; of Micawbcr's daily
disappointments ; cf Turvey drop's
pompons deportment ; of Skimpole's
pretended childishness and ignorance
of the use t-f money ; ef Mrs. Jc!!y
by's telescrpic philanthropy ; of the
Checrybles' generous and hearty be
nevolence : of Chad band's and Sti-
T 1 1 1 . I
gins cierieai n pe-ci i -y, ami or i tic
j thousand other peculiarities belon
irg to the varitus characters which
have been portrayed in the narrative's
he lias sent forth in swift succession
during more than thirty years. In
describing the sorrows and sufferings
of childhood, no author has equalled
him, r.nti the stories of rjliver Twist,
Little Paid, Poor Jo, and tlft early
:iic of David Copperfic'd, are among
the most beautiful and effective of all
his touches. It is impossible to read
his w oiks without feeling his Seep
sympathy for what is most iioble in
i man. and his abhorrence ot all thats
, hypocritical, bigoted, sordid cr crueb
! Many American readers have been
r;'i::i ' !'V Passages in Martin Chuz
! man. and his abhorrence of all that(i?
; sh t: It and the Anarican- Xoks J?but
as this plea salt trr was not aUotrclhcr
undeserved, we ought to be able also
to laugh at such a portraiture of our
owu eccentricities ami follies. Be
sides, Dickens has dealt with his own
countrymen qtut r-s severely as he
has dealt with us. If lie: has painted
a Pogram as a member of Congress,
he. has also painted a Gregsbury as a
member of Parliament ; and if he litis
laughed iu AiiH-ricttn Xvtcs at the
manners of s omr of our people, he
has laughed in Pickwick with even
-t at the manners of Lis
I "-tl. ft
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