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0)BEGON CITY, ORJGGfOiV, SATURDAY, JAOTABI 259 1868,
PUBLISHED ETE&Y BATCBDlY KOBSWO
By D. C. IRELAND,
prirp- South east comer of Firm find
.'tE J in the building lately known
V the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
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3ook"and Job Printing !
fJ-MIK EXTEIIP It I S E OFFICE
Is supplied with every requisite for doing
m. superior style of work, aad is constant
ly accumulating new and beautiful styles
of material, and is prepared for every
0 book a NO Jon
3 IX T TV rX X W G !
XT SATISFACTOUY THICES-
J&r- Tb-e Ftrbttc are invited to call and
examine both cat -Epoctaaens aad facilities
for doing work.
PR OFESSIONA L CA R0 S.
Dr. F. Barclay, M. R. C. L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Rtslltnce,
Main Street Oregon City.
Dr. CHARLES BLACH,
physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur.'
OFFICE Corner of Washington and Front
trt, i'arrish's Block, 1'ortland, Oregon.
Fourth nd Fifth streets. f22.1y
.0- P. MASON,
JLtToWsV AND COUNSELOR AT Law,
102 Front t. Portland. Oregon.
TTII-Ii ATTEND TO BUSINESS IN ANY
W Court in the State or Washington
Territory. Including business under the
Uankrupt Law. . . S7:ly
" B. 1YI. JIcICENlVJSY,
Attorney and Counsellor al Law.
WILL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
business entrusted to his care.
Ot ricK One door north of Bell & Parker's
Irug store, Oregon City, Oregon. LS.ly
.a. c. amns. c. w. parrish.
Notary rublii and Com. of Deeds.
GJJB8 & PARRISH,.
Attorneys and Counselor s-at-Law,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
yvr Brick Block. n3
f. C. JOBNSOH. r. O. X COWK.
JOHNSON & lYIcCQWN,
n OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Will attend to all business entrus
f the (Courts of the State,
collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es
. t te. etc.
."Particular attention given to contested
land cases. '
O : :
. r. rcsskix. r. OALTO-V.
cRUSSELl. &. DALTON,
Attorneys and Counselors at Laic,
Solicitors in Chancery, and
Real Estate Agents.
"w"ill practice iu the Courts of the second,
third and fourth Judicial Districts, and in the
Sapreme Cur-t of Oregon.
ISf Spcial attention given to the collec
tion of claiius at all points in the above nam
Ollice in I'arrish's brick Wilding, Albany,
O regou. (33.
J. M. MITCHELL.
.11. K. BOLrH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty.
-Office o-er the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
Oregon City, Ortgon.
OtEce in Charman's Brick Block, p
JAMES M. M00RE,
' Justice of the Peace it City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
WiU attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds? and all other duties Appertaining to
theoitice of Justice of the Peace. 2:1y
J. B. UPTON,
Attorney and Cocnselor-atLaw,
Oregon City, Oregon.
$f Office over the store of Pope k Co.,
Main street. 46.tf
C. A. DOLPH,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law,
j Office 106 Front street, Portland, Ore-
go"a. (.45. 6 m
UC. P. FERRY,
(Late Ferry fc Foster,)
H QC jar&. tfZS Tlfc JBC m
No. 103 Front street, Portland.
Agent North British and Mercantile
And, Manhattan Life Insurance Co
aOYERNMENT SECURITIES, STOCKS
Bonds, and Real Estate bought and
sold on CommissiOB. f S:ly
J. A. MacDONALD,
Green Street Oswego, Oregon.
Post Master and Dealer in
GENE RA L MERCHANDISE,
Groceries, V Iic aim Hqucrt I -
Th e Or i g i n a I Pararatia
Beirs to announce to his old
customers aud the public, that
Ilia New Restavraxt,
Two doors from Alder, on First street, Tort
land, is now open.
OyateiJ, Came, Chop, etc. txi.3
Kearhj Opposite Woolen Factory,
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 ail
hours, to please the most fastidious. 15
Notice to the Public.
I HAVE this day closed the Barlo-sv House
in favor of the Cliff House. Hope tny
old customers will give their liberal patron
age to the above well kept house. They
will lind Messrs. White & Rhoades always
on hand to make guests comfortable.
Oregon City, August 1, 17.
Main Street Oregon City.
JACOB B0EHM, Proprietor.
REDUCTION' IX PU1CES !
The undersigned wishes to give notice
that from Saturday, October 5th, 1867, prices
at ihe above house will be as follows :
Board and Lodging per week ?3 00
Board without Lodging 4 00
Board and Lodging per dav 1 00
Oregon City, Oct. Cd, 1867. 50:tf
late LISCOLX HOUSED
No. fii Vro;t s'rtct, Portland Ortgon.
L W. QUIMBY, Proprietor,
Lattof Western llvtel.)
Tiw-s house is the most commodious in the
State, oewly furn.:s?ied, and it will be the en
deavor of the proprietor to make his guosts
comfortable. The Bu ?jage Wagon will ai
wavs be found at the LninS on the arrival
of steamships and river b 'at?, carrying bag
gage to the house free of charge. L.ly
JOHN SCHADK Proprietor,
IS now prepared to receive and entertain
all who may favor him with their patron
age. The House is New and the Rooms are
Newly and Neatly Furnished, The Table
will be supplied with all the delicacies of
the seasou. The House is situated near the
steamer landing. The proprietor will at all
times endeavor to give entire satisfaction to
all who may favor him with a cail, aud
would respectfullv solicit the paroftttg of
the Traveling Public. 4!;tf:
Board per week f 5 00
Board and Lodging 00
Single Meals 60
KEEP CONSTANTLY OX HAND FOR SALS :
BRA N AND CHICKEN FEED !
l-?f Parties wanting feed must furnish
their sacks. 30.tf
JOHN H. SCHItAM,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Main street, between Third and Fourth,
THE attention of parties desiring anything
in my line, is directed to my stock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere.
(ly) JOHN H.SCHRAM.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 1S49. at the old stand,
' Main Strekt, Oregon Citt.
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all ot wtiicti are warranted
to be as represented.
Renairings done on short notice,
fcand thankful for past favors. (37
I. S. ROSENBAUM & Co.,
No. 45 Front st., Portland Oregon.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IS
Tohacco, Cigars, Snuff", Stationery,
Yankee Notions, and 2oys.
Orders promptly attended to. (4.tf
Wagon and Carriage Maker, Main
street, Oregon City.
Wagons made to order, and all work in
this line executed in the most satisfactory
manner, at reasonable rates.
jy" All kinds of country produce taken
in exchange for work, at cash prices. Give
me a tiial. 47:tf
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Main street, Oregon. Ciiy.
Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended to. v.-js
West Side Main Street, between Second and
Third, Oregon vtzy.
GE0BGE A. HAAS - - - - Proprietor.
The rronrietor bess leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
above named popular saloon is open fortlveir
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the linest brands of wines,
liquors ana cigars.
J. C. M AXS.
Fashion Billiard Saloon.
Main street, between Second and Third,
MANN & LEARY Proprietors.
' IIIL above long established and popular
JL Saloon is vet a favorite resort, and as
only the choicest brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cijrars are dispensed to customers a
share of the public patronage is solicited.
T N. B. Families supplied with the
cuoicesi r.iquors, Jr.ngiisn Ale and Forter,
in bottles, on the most reasonable terms.
A. n. BELL.
E. A. PACKER.
BELL &. PARKER.
ASD DEALERS IS
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
33.) Mais Street, Orkgos Citt.
L. ZIGLER & SON.,
Oregon City, Oregon.
THE UNDERSIGNED ARE NOW mil
pared to make ali 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, aa
' it i its own recommendation.
j PS.Sm) L. ZIGLER 4 SON.
AN EVENING WITH BOOKS.
To-night we take from ';its place in the
corner of the top shelf of our book case,
a casket, (or as it is quaintly spelled Cas
gud of Gems, ) and lind that It contains
choice selections from the poet?. It is
published in handsome style at Edlnburg,
and, naturally, includes a large portion of
selections from British poets. But as this
field is a very exlensive one we will glean
in it alone, to-niht. In the table of con
tents the first division i3 that of " Sacred :
Earlier poets, from Chaucer to Cowpeiv'
Of these, none have excelled rare Ben
Jonson in the following lines :
THE GOOD I.IFK, LONG LIF2,
It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make men better be
Or standing long an oak three hundred
To fall a log at last, dry, bald and sere.
A lily of the day
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die ihat niglit
It was the plant and flower of light.
In small proportions we just beauties
And in short measures life may perfect
Mattbiew Trior's beautiful lines on
Charity, based on the 13th chapter of First
Corinthians, conclvd-? hus :
The constant Fait!i and holy Hope shall
One lost in certainty, and one in joy,
Whilst thou, more happy power, fa'r
Triumphant sister, greatest of the three.
Thy office and thy nature still the fame,
Lasting inJ lamp, and nnconsumed thy
Shalt still survive
Shalt stand before uie host 'tf Heaven con
fessed, Forever blessing and forever biVssed.
Coming down to the modern poets,
reach Wordsworth, who died as recently as
1S50. Though not fully appreciated at
the present day, yet he has written that
which " the world will not willingly let
die." What prettier picture of a perfect
woman have we, than this ?
She was a phantom of delight,
When first she gleamed upon my sight;
A lovely apparation, sent
To be a moment's ornament ;
Her eyes as stars of twilight fair ;
Like twilight's too. her dusky hair ;
But all things else about her drawn
Fro" 'ay-time and the cheerful dawn;
A dancing rhape, an image gay,
To haunt, to startle and waylay. j
I saw her upon a nearer view,
A spirit, yet a woman too 1
Her household motions light and free,
And steps of virgin liberty ;
A countenance in which did tnet
Sweet records, promises as sweet ;
A creature not loo bright or good
For human nature's daily food :
For transient sorrows, simple wiles.
Fraise,blanHlove,kisses,tears and smiles
And now I see with eye serene,
The very pulse of the machine,
A being breathing thoughtful breath,
A traveler :twixt life and death ;
The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength and skill,
A perfect woman, nobly planned.
To warn, to comfort and command,
And yet a spirit, still and bright.
With something of an angel light.
How similar, in thought and expression,
to Dr. Holland's portrait of the model
wife, in KaOirina, is this
When at our board
All viands lifted by her band became
Ambrosial ; and her light, elastic step
From room to room, in busy household
Timed with my heart, and filled me with a
Of harmony and peace.
Daj s, weeks and months
Lapsed like soft measures, rhyming each
All changed with thoughtful ministries to
And not to me alone, for I was proud
To know that she was counted by the good
As a good power among them by the poor
As angel sent of God, on whom they
Called His blessing down.
The following familiar lines from Addi
son, on a review of a life crowned with
mercies, have much in them to recall gen
eral sentiments of thanksgiving:
With all thy mercies. O, my God,
My raising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I hi lost
In wonder, love and praise.
Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Through every period of my life,
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.
Through all eternity, to Thee
A joyful song I'll raise ;
For, O, eternity "s too short
To utter all Thy praise.
We cannot close these extracts without
a plea in favor of works of this kind. In
the multiplicity of books, even of good,
standard works at the present day. it is
impossible to become possessed of a com
plete library, even in a single department
of literature, without a fortune : but a
comparatively small sum invested in choice
volumes of selections will give one the
best thoughts of the best miads, to counsel
to cheer, aid and ins met.
Jesse D. Bright, who was e.x
pelled from the United States Sen
ate early in the war for disloyal
practice?, turns op afresh in the
Hartford has a fire-ahrm bell
j weighing 9,000 pounds.
A Story of "Woman's Love.
Seven years xigo last June, says
the New Albany, Indiana Ledger, of
October Gth, a yonng roan named
Esterly paid his addresses to and
won the heart of a young lady named
Maria A. Pearson, and married her.
They both resided in a pleasant little
city in the State of Ohio. Esterly
was a gentleman of high social stand
ing, was engaged in a good business,
and was apparently prosperous in his
financial affairs. His family was es
teemed highly, and he was consider
ed a good match for any young lady.
Miss Pearson was also of an excel
lent family, highly educated and ac
complished, possessed of rare person
al charms, and the life and joy of tho
circle in which she moved.
For a year after the marrbge they
lived happily together, he treating his
beautiful wife with the utmost affec
tion. But the war fever running hi"h
in his city, he finally sold out his bu?i
ness and entered the army, being ap
pointed to the position of adjutant in
an Ohio regiment. While in the ser
vice, like tens of thoa?andaof others,
he fell into habits of intemperance,
and so completely did the fell demon
of strong driuk gain the mastery over
him, that before he had served two
years he was apparently a hopeless
drunkard. He was persuaded by
his friends to resign his position and
return home, tbey hopiog he might
reform if his army associations and
temptations were broken off and re-
I oved. He did so, and went home;
bui ihCv ke continued his course of
intempernC". and soon by gambliug,
tho natural aoji'ti ()f intemperance,
ran through all his property and re
duced himself and family to absolute
poverty. During all the time ot .!
rapid descent, tho young and loving,
but now nearly heart-broken wife,
clung to him, pleading with him to
cast out the hellish de mons that were
polluting his soul and surely and
swiftly leading him on to the most
certain and irretrievable ruin. But
lie heeded not her entreaties ; he did
worse, for he beat her; and when her
heart was breaking under its load of
woe, and her white face would be
turned up imploringly into his in
mute appeals for his reformation, he
would slap her cheeks with his bru
talized hands until their ashen hue
was changed to deepest purple.
A man would have cursed the bru
talized husband lor such conduct.
But not so this loving wife. To all
appeals made to her to leave his
Wretched home and return to the
pleasant one other parents, she turned
a deaf ear, and answered only : "I
love him, and I cannot desert him
now. I will still save him, through
the help of God." But matters grew
worse instead of better. The wife
and her two children were often
without food, and the husband and
father seemed to have become more
fiend than human. Still the faith
ful wife clung to him ; still she prayed
for him ; aHd still her faith was un
shaken that he would ultimately re
form, and again become to her all
that he was in the first years of their
love and wedded life.
One night in December, 165, the
husband came home at a late hour.
The poor wife was crouched over
the fast dying embers, with her help
less babe in her arms. She noticed
that Esterly looked more wild and
crazed than usual, and that his nerves
were twitching at a fearful rate ; yet
she did not fear him. Finally he
asked her why she had not a better
fire. She replied that she had no
more wood. This seemed to make
a maniac of him, and the demons
that had been lurking in his wake or
besetting his footsteps, seemed sud
denly to possess his sonl, and seizing
the infant from his wife's arms he
hurled it upon the coals, and for a
time would not allow his wife to re
move it. He was delerious the
mind had yielded to the demon pres
ure, and he was a maddened, despe
rate fiend. Finally the child was
rescued from the fire j but it was too
late to save it. In agony it lingered
for two days, and then God, in His
mercy, took it up to Heaven and
gave it a home among the angels.
The maniac father rushed out into
the niglit, shrieking and screaming;
but soon afterward he was seized by
some of the officers of the townj tak
en to his wretched home, and there
confined for days, until, through the
skill of a physician, and the constant
nursing of his wife, he recovered
At first the wife told that while sit
ting over the fire she had fallen asleep
and the child had dropped from her
arms into the fire. And it was this
1 8ccidcrt, she said, that had crpzed
her husband and caused him to flee
from the house. It was nearly a
year before even her parents knew to
When Esterly had recovered, the
wife told him how the child came to
its death. She avers with the ut
most solemnity that this was the
first knowledge he had of it. Then,
she says, he resolved to live a sober
life in the future. In a few months
he left home, went to Southeren llii.
nois for employment, and once more
engaged io business for himself. On
Tuesday night the wife arrived in
this city, on her way to join her hus
band again. She remained here with
a relative, from whom we derive the
above facts, until yesterday morning,
when she left on the train of the Lou
isville, New Albany and Chicago
road en route for the home of him
who has filled her heart with such
anguish, and darkened so many years
of her life with sorrow that might
otherwise have been bright and hap
And all this is woman's love all
thi3 is a wife's love. How deep and
pure and exhaustless is that fountain!
Nothing in heaven above surpasses it
nothing in this World equals it. A
loviig wife faithful forever. May
the holy angela keep both the wife
and her husband, so that her faithful,
lovhg heart may never again know
S:xgvlar Coincidences. Vesuvi
us turst forth with fearful grandeur
on the 14th of November, as report
ed by telegraph. Seven streams of
lava were in a full flow at the latest
date?, and the display is represented
as most magnificent. On the same
day the inhabitants of the city- of Le
on, in Nicaraugua, were startled by
he sudden and almost simultaneous
breaki'.',T out of a number of volcanic
vents on the Pacific slope, and near
the base of the lo. ctinct twin vol-
canoofKoto. On the morning ci
the 12th of November, the I:)axiA of
Jamaica was severely shaken by tu
violent shocks of earthquake. On
the evening previous the most re
markable electrical phenomena were
witnessed off to the southwest of the
harbor of Kingston, during a terrific
thunder storm. The account says:
The lightning looked as if it sprang
upward from the sea ; at one time it
was forked lightning, at another time
it appeared like large balls of fire
rising up from the water and burst
ing with great brilliancy in the
clouds." On the 16th of November
the Island of Porto Rico was visited
by a severe earthquake, and on the
1 9th it wa3 repeated. The great
earthquakes of St. Thomas, St. Johns,
Tortola and other Islands in the vi
cinity, of which accounts have been
published, occurred on the 19th of
November. And, finally, the grand
meteoric shower took place on the
14th of the same month. Is there
no significance in these fat'ts ? In
these days of progress our scientific
men should be able to " put that and
that together " and study out a sat
'sfactory explanation of the causee of
such phenomenas and their relation
to each otuer.
Most of General Grant's good
qualities have had a hearty recog
nition, but we are afraid the peo
ple have not yet appreciated his fine
sence of humor. It seems that An
drew Johnson got frightened the
other d3 because two or three hun
dred colored men in Washington had
organ'zed themselves into a volunteer
militia regiment, and General Grant
was ordered to disband them as
"unauthorized by law". The Gener
al thereupon issued an order disband
ing all military organizations in the
District which were unauthorized by
law, and the blow which Andrew
aimed at the freedman has spread
havoc in the camps of his own friends
The Fenians and the Schutzen Corps
have had to give up their guns,and in
trying to damage the negroe?, the
Presidentt has roused the ire of the
men whom he especially delights to
-A London paper says the plate
at Windsor Castle, for the use of
Her Majesty and the court, " weighs
uearly 30 tons, and that its value
may be roughly estimated at 3,
000,000. It is secured in stone
chambers with vaulted ceilings,
which form part of the original build
ings, and are thoroughly proof
The Belgian Government opens
a school in each district where any of
its soldiers are situated, and grants
no special favors to any illiterate sol
diers who do not avail themselves of
of it3 benefits.
Sixty- F"eet ITmler Snow.
In one of the interesting series of
papers on Coast Life in Newfound,
land, " Skipper Nat" thus tells how
he was snowed up in Labrador:
In the fall of '37 I volunteered to
remain on the Labrador all the win
ter, because there was a good deal of
stuff of one kind and another that our
vessel could not take away. As
there was a small settlement further
down the coast, I thought I shouldn't
want for company, although indeed it
was a dreary prospect I had before
me, and not without considerable
danger. However, when the schoon
er put to sea, and I found myself all
alone, I contrived to make the best
of it, and went about preparing things
for the long winter.
My tilt was built under the brow
of a steep hill, not far from the shore;
and with a little fixing up, such as
covering the roof with sods and stog
ging the scams with moss, I contrived
lo make it a snug enough little nest.
Then I had a good stock of wood,
plenty of ammunition, a Bible, and
some other books, with a large sup
ply of provisions. I soon began to
like my Crusoe mode of life, and en
joyed myself much more than one
could suppose. Sometimes just
about tea-time mostly a fit of lone
liness would come over me; but it
gradually wore away, until it seemed
like a dream that ever I had mingled
with my fellow-creatures in a civilized
land. It took me some weeks to get
my hut in order, my wood cut, my
provisions stowed away, and every
thing put shipsshape in comfortable
trim against the dreary days ahead.
It was well I didn't dally in my la
bor; for no sooner was I in a condi
tion to face the winter than he be
gan to face me, and almost every day
he assailed my fort with wind, frost
and snow, hail, sleet and rain.
About the first week in December
it began to come down in real earn
est, and the wind being low, there
was, in two days, an even fall of
sol2c s'x or C'ght feet, which, indeed,
was almost level with the eaves of
my house. R7 J)ard shoveling I kept
an open path to !y well, that gushed
up at the foot of a rork, and, being a
spring, never was much- frozen, I
thought it a wise thing, hewerer, to
set up a pole, with a remnant of a.?
old sail near by, so that in case the
well were covered up, I should know
just where to search for it.
On the third night of the storm tho
sno"a' came down thicker and faster
than ever, the wind increasing from
the northeast a perfect hurricane.
I got in a good supply of water, piled
up a roaring fire and sat down to lis
ten to the howling wind, to read my
books, smoke my pipe, mend my
togs and cook my meal such being
my in-door employment. Somehow
I did feel low-spirited that night. I
couldn't help thinking of those who
were so far away from me. I felt ray
utter loneliness weigh upon me, till
1 actually began to pity myself, as" if
I was some poor, forlorn creature,
cast adrift from the world and all its
cares and comforts. Tears came into
my eyes, and I almost repented that
I had undertaken to remain at all.
However, when I began to consider
that the same God who wai watching
my loved ones at home, was also
present in my humble abode, amid
thestorms, and snows, and night; I
say, when I thought of this, 1 gained
comfort, and, wrapping myself up in
my blankets, lay down to rest like a
little child that goes to sleep holding
its mother's finger in its flat.
But oh, how the wind roared, and
howled, aud whistled! Sometimes a
great gust would come, carrying a
shower of bright sparks up my chim
ney, and then howl down as if it was
some demon that wanted to get into
my house. Then again the gale
would moan and whine like some one
in pain; or pant and shriek, as though
some poor creature were perishing
in the drifts; then would come a roar
like a furiou3 wild beast!
At length the sounds grew gradus
ally fainter and fainter; the wind
seemed to be dying away, until at
last all was as still and silent as the
grave, except, it may be, a low,
muffled growl, very, very far off.
I dropped to sleep. How long I
slept I know not; but when 1 awoke
all was dark, and my fire was nearly
out. I jumped up and laid some
splits on the ashes, but there was not
draught enough to kindle, them, 'and
the room was full of smoke. When
I opened the door, 1 found one solid
wall of snow filling up the entire
doorway. This, however, was no
more than I expected. Going back
to my fireplace, I looked up the flue,
and the snow seemed to form an arch
over it. Can it be possible; thought
I, that I am buried beneath the snow?
Taking my shovel 1 dug into the
white mass that blocked my door;
but after excavating five or six feet,
no daylight appeared. It was evi
dent that the tilt was very many
feet beneath the surface; being situat
ed at the foot of the hill, which rose
some sixty or seventy feet in the rear,
I came to the conclusion that from
the brow of the hill out to the frell,
or perhaps even beyond, was all one
solid block of snow, which I could
not expect to see removed for three
or lour months. To dig my way out
would be difficult, if not impossible,
and certainly dangerous; for should
the tunnel cave in, where was I
Smothered! To remain idle would
never answer, on the other hand; for
rny fire would not burn, but only
smoulder, and fill the premises with
smoke, bad enough to blind one, and
then my stock of water would very
soon be exhausted.
After pondering the matter over
for a long, long time, I resolved at
last to risk a tunnel at any rate. I
thought, as I had no difficulty in
breathing, and as my lamp burned
pretty well, that air must come in
from some hole or corner, and per
haps the drift might not be so high
after all. So, tying a string around
my waist, and fastening the other
end to the staple of the door-lock, I
commenced to work my way along.
It was dreadful hard work, and no
mistake that it was; for, as I could
not remove the snow, I had to
trample it down and press it each
side, and melt it, and so make away
with it as best I could. Atid then
the air was so close and hot that 1
was in a bath of perspiration all the
while. One night I woke up with
the cold shivers; and the next day
if I may call it day I was proper
sick a violent cold. The way I
cured myself was to get up and diT
for dear life at the snow tunnel, until
I was dripping wet, and as hot as a
plum pudding just out of the pot.
In a day or two, I began to hear a
faint roaring sound of wind, and then
the light grew stronger and stronger,
which gave me hopes that 1 must be
coming out. This caused me to re,
new my labor with fresh vigor. At
every shovelful almost, the noise of
the yind and the glimmer of light in
creased until at last, all at once, the
top of the tunnel caved in; and, after
considerable struggling aud pufilng,
I came out cr.ee more to the blessed
light of day. Shaking the snow from
myself, I found it was as I supposed.
There was a snow-drift of sixty feet
piled over my house, from the brow
of the hill to within a few feet of the
well. I had occasion to rejoice that
1 had myself tied to the door-post,
otherwise I should never have found
my way back, or, at least, cot for a
long time. As I said before, there
was a settlement down the coast; as
soon as I could I set off and got
some men to corne and help me dig
out the house. But I can tell you
that the next year tvhen he came
to the Labrador, there was a good
heap of that drift in the valley still;
and, for that matter, it remained all
I r ha c n m ri n r
V A A V U Ui U-l v
A SiNGttAii Well of Water.
There is a singular well of water on
the farm of Mr. Bacon, about three
miles west of Lafayette, Indiana. It
is forty -seven and a half feet deep,
with another about twenty feet from
it ten feet deep, and still another fif
ty feet from it thirty-six feet deepi
The water from this veil, when first
drawn, is very cold, and has art exs
ceedmgly pleasant taste, but after
standing a few minutes it is impossi
ble to drink it. Potatoes or other
vegetables boiled in itj instead of get
ting soft aud eatable, remain hard
aud tough, and do not seem to cook
at all, though heated through ; while
the outside of them soon becomes
covered with a shiny substance, very
much like grease. The hands or
face, when washed in it, also become
covered with grease, if soap is used.
What is more strange, the stock, at
first, will not touch it, but afterward
get to like it so well that they will
driuk no other, not even when ex-
ceedingly thirsty. A sample of it is
to be taken to Lafayette, when Mr.
George Cumming will analyze it, at
least sufficiently to ascertain what are
its principal component parts.
It is said that, is the future, the
oath to income returns is to be ad
ministered as is the oath of allegiance
to the applicant for naturalization
the party repeating it after the Assessor.
Tom Paine Was he jin AtheisT
or a Deist? There are some curious
old documents stowed away in the
safes of the Surrogate office of this
city Glancing over the pages of
those ancient tomes, we yesterday
stumbled upon the last will and
testament of Thomas Paine..' This
will was recorded 19th of June, 1809.
More than a half a century ha
elapsed since the spirit of that bold
explorer of the realms of metaphysics
passed the mystic domain where ha
must meet the proofs or the refuta
tion of bis philosophy. The impres
sion has generally prevailed that
Thomas Paine was an atheist. We
find in his last will and testament
conclusive evidence that such was
not the case. A few extracts will
establish the fact that he was au
earnest believer in the existence of
an Omnipotent Being, his Creator
and his God. Thus says the will:
" Reposing confidence in my Crea
tor, God, and in no other being, for
I know of no other, nor believe in
any other, T, Thomas Paine, of tho
city of New York, author of the
work entitled Common Sense, written
in Philadelphia in January, 1776,
which awakened America to a Dec
laration of Independence on the 4th
of July following, which was follow
ed as fast as the work spread through
such an extensive country, by the
American Crisis on Peace, Rights of
Man, Age of Reason," etc. He be
queaths a legacy to " Margret Bon
nerville, in trust for her children, to
bring them well, up, give them good
and useful learning, and instruct them
in their duty to Gud and the practice
As this, will was recorded on the
19th of June, 1809, five months after
the date of its execution, it may be
considered as the testator's death bed
confession of religious faith. That
he was not an atheist, or, at least,
that at the eleventh hour he recoD-nifc;
ed the Supreme Being, is evident;
but his peculiar expressions in regsrd
to his religious faith, and the ah
sence of any allusion to the Saviour,
suggest that he rejected the doctrines
of Christianity, and was what is
termed a deist. N. Y. News.
Georgia has a Colored Educa
The Republic of San Domingo
have commenced to issue Postage
The city of Northampton, Mas.,
is to have a music hall, costing about
Nebraska city, has one thousand
and forty-seven youths between the
5T3 ui live auu twenty-one years.
The Louisville Journal Bays
that the new tobacco cron is nn.m.
ing into market in large quantities,
There was an immense immi
gration of Mormons into Salt .Lake
hst fall . Many of them are Danes.
The first Agricultural Fair hQd
in the State bf Virginia since the
close of the war, opened a few months
since tn Danville
The Typographical ,4Jn!on of
Kansas city, has purchased a hand
some cew seal, with a cut of Artemus
Ward iu the centre.
Be faithful to vour trust, and de
ceive not the man. who confides in
you; In the opinion of an old au
thor, it is less sinful to steal than be
A Chicago firm has built a pack
ing house in LevenWorth, Kausas,
with a capacity for stowing avav
200,000 beeves, or 490,000 barrels,
Wait .Whitman threatens tho
public with one of his barbaric yaups
in reply to the Shooting Niagara.
This annihilation of Carlyle will be
-It is proposed to test the ques
tion how long a " return" ticket ee a
railroad is good for a passage. A
conductor in Maine is under arrest
for ejecting a man who had no other
ticket from the cars. Tfca tkket was
four days overdue.
Rev. Dr. Mufenburg, who wrote
uIwouldnot live always' is con.
tentedly going through his seventy
first year, and has- made no pa-bla an
nouncement of an intention to com
mit suicide as yet. Perhaps he has
changed his raind since he wrote the
Boston is suffering for the want
of dwelling houses. A Boston papr
says that so great is the demand that
when a wheelbarrow, loaded with
bricks, passes along tic street?, the
progress of the vehicle is checkmated,
until a curious crowd has eliciied
from the proprietor thereof where the
house is to be built, and its pn-babU