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OREGON CITY, OREGOjV, SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1868.
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guljc lUcckln O-ntcrprisc.
PlBusukd every saturdat mornino
'By D. O. IRELAND,
tiiFlCE: South enst corner of Fifth and
Al wn- gtrects, in the building lately known
bs the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
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PR OFE SSIOXA L CA RD S
$ Dr. FBarclay, M. R. C. L.v
r. Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Residency
'Main Street '"! Oregon City.
' Dr. CHARLES BLACH
' Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur.
OFFICE Corner of Washington and Front
trects, l'arrish's Block, I'ortlaud, Oregon.
RESIDENCE Washington street, between
Fourth and Fifth streets. 'J'J.ly
. 0. P. MASON,
Attorney and Counselor at Lav,
102 Front st., I'ortland, Oregon.
.-WflLL ATTEND TO JUSTNESS IN ANY
V V Court in the State or Washington
Territory. Including business under the
liaukrupt Law. 37:ly
. D M. McKENNEY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
YTILL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
, A business entrusted to his caro,
i OrricK One door north of Pell & Parker's
ru;f store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
Permanently Located at Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms with Dr. Salfarans, on Main street.
X, C. CIBBS. C. W. FAKRISK,
I Xutary Public and Com. of ' 1eedt.
0 ' G1EB3 & PAEHISII,
'Attorneys and Counselors at-Law,
." 'OFFICE On Alder street, in Cart;r's
Xrw lfrick lUock. u3
, c. joiisso.v. r. o. m cows.
- Notary Public.
JOHNSON St SttcCOWN,
.OKKtJO.V CITY, OREGON.
l-if Will attend to all business entrusted
, t nur care in any of the Courts of the State,
.llrtt nitfiiM, negoiiate loans, sell real es
f t t-. etc. O
t JvrU'articulaHitteution given to contested
v I'tuii casos. " Lvl
J. u mitchki.i.. J. n. nui.ni. A SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolph a Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors ut Laxc,
Solicitors in Chancery, and P roc
t tors in Admirulty.
J-yOince-cr the old Post OfTice, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
: B E N T0lfk I L L I N,
Oregon C ity, Oregon.
Office in Channan's Prick Block, up
t I o JAMES Ig, M00BE,
Justice of the Peace ck City Recorder.
I ; O
0Tice In the Court House and City
I " Council Room, Oregon City.
f " "ViU attend to the acknowledgment of
tieedn, aud all other duti-es appertaining to
tli?A)Hjec of Justice of the Peace, 'J:ly
fAtronNF.v and Counselor-atLaw,
Oregon City, Oregon.
XZT" Office over the store of Pop &, Co.,
Main street. f-itf.tf
C. A. DOLPH,
Attorney and Counsellcr at Law,
nd ZTi Office 105 Front street, Portland, Ore
. J.-nV - (4'j.Cm
e J (Late Ferry A Foster,)
f 3CS ni zx :kiL. ja.- Be
i. No. 108 Front street, Portland.
Agent North British and Mercantile
';. Itisuritnce Company.
Anl Manhattan Life lnsnrar.ee Co
f OVF.UNMENT SECURITIES, STOCKS
J" Uonds, and Koal Estate bought and
old on Commission. fO:l
Sveeetmr to SMITH tfc MAKXIIALL,
TtftSrk Smith and JVagon 3 faker,
-.Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Ksmitliins in all its branches. Wai;on
making and repairing. All work warranted
io glTe satisfaction. o'J
t All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
r patkanes and freisrlit ot whatever descrip
tion,' any part of tliecitj-, will be executed
promptly and with care. lt.6m
! AY. F. HIGHFIELD,
I r lablishcd since ISiO. at the old stand
t I Mais Street, Oregox Citv. '
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
liepainngs done on short notice,
nd thankful for past favors. (37
well dXlfS. R0SE1MBATJM & Co.,
t j tat.
j. o x root si., rortiand Oregon.
WnOLESALB DEALERS VS
:licco, Cigars, Snvf, Stationery,
"JYaniee Jfolions, and Toys.
promptly attended to.
Ladd & Tilt on,
Wlil give prompt attention to collections,
and other business appertaining to Banking.
Siaht and Telearavhic Kxchanne
On San Francisco and the Atlantic States for
Government Secuiilies bought and
L. C. Fuller,
Pays the Highest Price for Gold Dust
Legal Tenders and Government securities
bought and sold. 'o. los Front st.,
Removed ! Removed !
The old and well known
IK UOSXASTES, Proprietcr.
HAS NOT DISCONTINUED WORK 1
but has been removed to Second street,
between Alder nnd Morrison streets, where
business will be conducted on as large a scale
as in years nast. 2:lr
JOHN H. SCHRAM,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
SADDLES, II A RSESS,
Main street, between Third and Fourth,
ffMlE attention of parties desiring anything
JL in my line, is directed to my stock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere".
(ly) JOHN Il.SCIIRAM.
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
Main street, Oregon City.
Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc Jobbing promptly
attended to. (52
A. II. DELL.
K. A. PAKKER.
BELL & PARKER.
I RUG GISTS,
AND DEALERS IN
Chemicals, Patent 3Icdicin.es, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
S3.) Main Stueet, Oregon Citt.
L. Z I GLEE & SON.,
'" VS n T rs fr "B t
Hy HJf v M J&U ,
Oregon City, Oregon.
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED ARE NOW PRE
J 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.
M.Om) L. ZIGLER Jc SOX.
SHADES S AL0 0 N .
West Side Main Street, bet ween. Second and
Third, Oregon City.
GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor heirs leare to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liquors and cigars. 62
J. C. MANN'. TIIOS. LEAUY.
Fashion Billiard Saloon.
Main street, between Second and Third,
MANN & XEARY Proprietors.
f"I"MlE above long established and popular
JL Saloon is yet a favorite resort, and as
onlv the choicest brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars are dispensed to customers a
share of the public patronage is solicited.
J"-?"" N. B. Families supplied with the
choicest Liquors, English AI and JVirtcr,
in bottles, on the most reasonable terms.
Cosmopolitan Billiard Rooms.
Aider Street, let. Front and First,
Two new aud verv perfect French
CO A 'Ji d m JO&ISS.
With the Improved Phrlan Cushions-, just
set up at the Cosmopolitan. These Table
are incomparably superior to" an v others in
use. GEORGE II. GREENE.
Rooms spart from the Saloon, fxi.l
A. J. MO.VRCE.
TV. A. K. MELLEfc.
monroe & mellen,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Monu
ments, Head and Foot stones,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
to order. 32.tf
LOtil'S Si A LItIlIT,
Corner of Fourth and Jfuin Sis.,
Oregon City Orepon.
rIKF. THIS METHOD OF INFORMING
JL the public that tney keep constantly on
hand all kinds fresh and salt meats, such as
CORNED BEEF, IT A MS,
PICK E LED PORK, LARD,
And everything else to be found in their line
ot business. LOG US & ALBRIGHT.
Oregon City. April 2oth, 1S67. 2:ly
FARE & BROTHER.
Butchers and Meat Venders.
Thankful for the farors of the communitv
in the past, wish to say that they will con
tinue to deliver to their patrons, from the
wagon, as usual,
On Tuesdays and Saturdays cf each weel;
all the best qualities of Beet, Mutton, and
Pork, or any other class of meats in the
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE :
RA X AND CHICKEN FEED !
Parties wantinc feed must furnish
their sacks. fSO.tf
JUSTICES" BLANKS, of every descrip
tion. for sale at the Enterprise office.
ILL HEADS PRINTED.
At the Enterprise Office.
I think I hear a murmur, so soft and yet
Of life within the forests, that it reaches
Even here where I am toiling, 'mid the
strife and busy din
Of a world whose gloom and darkness
never let the sunshine in.
But I know where it is glinting over dale
and over hill,
Gilding with a molten glory the tiny, rip
pling rill ;
And the willows throw their shadows
across my path once more,
Denser, surely, than they used to when I
sought their shade before.
I shut my eyes and listen, and in fancy
From the bosky thicket near me, the
woodlark's joyous strain ;
While the dusky height grew nearer, till I
almost see the sky
Touch them in the purple distance yet
how far away they lie !
Oh ! the heights that I have mounted! oh !
the weary hours I've known
Since I saw the wayside fountain,- leaping
on from stone to stone
Since I saw the old road winding, hither,
thither, up and down.
Through the leafy walls of summer.through
the autumn woods so brown !
Life's hills, that looked so pleasant, oh !
how they've proved in time
To be but cloud-capped mountains, and
so hard, alas ! to climb,
That my gaze has never lingered on "fhe
promised land of rest,
Which lies so far beyond them, in the fair
and shining west.
Haifa score of years have vanished since
I watched the river flow,
Gleaming brightly as it wandered in the
valley's depths below ;
Half a score of years may circle, with
their meed of joy and pain.
Ere I see that shining river and those
pleasant heights again.
But, oh ! to feel the breezes upon my fore
As I bounded to the summit, with the step
of long ago
Feel a sense of youth returning in the
free, careering wind.
And to leave this dusky city, with its
teeming life behind.
Old wood, I'm idly dreaming, but must I
To where the trees are waving so softly to
Must I wait till age shall wither all of joy
within my breast?
I ak, and gain my answer " Thou shall
have thy hour of rest !
And when T chafe and weary, with proud,
For many a far-o(T pleasure, oh ! may this
My wild, insatiate longing, and teach my
heart to say
" God, he hath me in his keeping, so the
clouds will pass away."
Sweet babe, upon thy mother's knee.
Laugh on play on. in height of glee,
For who can tell what fate may be
In store for thee?
As thus you gayly crow " Ah-goo !"
And play with sister " Peep-a-boo."
Or be amused with your "first shoe,"
The whole day through?
Ah ! who would think those hands of thine
Could ever hold the " ruby wine"
To lips so sweet, so pure as thine,
In future years ?
That eyes like thine, now all aglow
With childish mirth, niay yet o'erflow
With tears, drained from the Cup of woe,
And life's dread fears ?
And who could think thy fragile form,
With life-blood bounding fresh and warm,
Was ever made to breast the storm
That makes the earth,
Like a vast flood, to overflow
Thy soul, in one vast sea of woe,
Where it had birth ?
Supported on thy mother's knee,
From all life's cares and sorrows free,
Oh ? would that fate might ever bo
Thus kind to thee ;
Then, A3 each year passed gayly by,
Unknovva to the woe's horrid sigb,
Thy mother, then, might prayerful cry,
" Ah ! joy is me V
So take this life all its way through.
With all its joys and sorrows, too,
'Tis but the game our childhood knew,
Called " Peep-a-boo."
A BEAtTY OP ZIIODEK.Y GREECE.
Grecian dames of ancient story,
Beauties of the Attic prime,
Radiant in the golden glory
Of that noble classic time
Poet, sculptors, heroes, sages,
Paid their homage to your charms ;
Sang of them in deathless pages,
At your bidding flew to arms.
Gone the nymphs Applies painted,
Only left to art and song
Art, that in the effort fainted,
All their beauty to prolong,
Gone the nymphs in woodlands hidden.
Sporting where the fountains play ;
Hastening back, by memory bidden,
As we think of Greece to-day.
Blushing maidens, matrons comely,
Still are found in Grecian land";
Tender hearts and virtues homely,
Smiling face and open hand :
Beauty live3 along the ages.
Never fails and never dies,
All its charm otir heart engages,
Fonnd in living woman's eyes.
POLITICS AT THE CAPITAIi.
The SanFranciscoi?i' Wash
ington Correspondent, speaking of the
surprise expressed in many quarters
that Gen. Grant should be willing to
resign so splendid a position as he now
occupies for a brief rule as President
says: "lie h General of all the Arm
ies of the Republic, has a life, tenure
of his office, receives a very large sal
ary, and is young enough yet to ex
pect many years' enjoyment of his
high dignities. Why, then, should he
give up such brilliant prospects for a
four years' term in the White House,
then to sink into comparative obscur
ity as a private citizen? But will he
be reduced to the ranks after his
Presidential term has expired? His
friends will prevent it, if possible, and
all things are possible now-adays.
It is proposed to save to him the re.,
version of the high office he now oc
cupies, by passing a law at the pres
ert session, granting him, in effect,
four years leave of absence from his
military duties, with the privilege of
resuming them, without prejudice, at
the end of his Presidential term. An
attempt was made last summer by
some of his zealous friends to secure
the passage of such a law, but it fail
ed, because the General was by no
means the favorite for the Presidency
at that time. When he shall have
been nominated by the Republican
National Convention in May next, all
the Republicans in Congress will be
his supporters, or, at least, none will
dare to avow themselves his enemies,
and it will be only necessary for one
of his friends to propose a measure
for his advautage, for it to receive the
prompt approval of Congress. In this
way, it is believed, the only objection
Gen. Grant can have to the use of
his name will be removed."
There is some talk of a third
party organization, under the lead of
Ben. Butler, Wendell Phillips, Thad.
Stevens, Charles Sumner, Theodore
Tilton, and the impracticables of their
stripe; but the Grant movement has
now acquired such an immense impe
tus that it will crush any man in the
party who dares to stand in the way.
Ben. Butler has common sense as
well as talent, and he will not expose
his insignificance by attempting such
a movement as he knows is hopeless,
even against a man he detests as
heartily as he does Gen. Grant. Wen
dell Phillips is fool enongh to do any
wild ihing, while Tilton's calibre does
not rise above the pop-gun order.
Charles Sumner is a political martinet,
who never could do anything practi
cal, and Thad. Stevens is too near
his end to infuse vitality into such an
organization as is speken of. Grant
will have a clear field.
An Underground River in Ohio.
It is not generally known that there
exists, about a mile west of Fremont,
Ohio, a remaikable underground
stream with a swift current, ahd no
outlet above the surface of the ground
this side of Lake Erie. It was dis
covered several years ago on a faun
north of the Four Mile House-, now
owned by widow Shefler, by a man
who was returning from a days chop
ping in the woods. In walking orer
a slightly sunken place he noticed a
hollow sound, and turning struck the
ground with his ax. The ax broke
through and disappeared and has nev
er been heard from since. Further
investigations showed a rock, about
six feet below the surface, with a
crevice a foot or more wide, in which
water could be seen several feet be
low. By tracing its course further
down and breaking through the crust,
the same phenomenon appeared again,
and by dropping a piece of wood or
other floating substance in the upper
apperture, it was soon seen to pass
the lower one, showing a strong cur
rent, A lead and line, let down to
the depth of seventy feet found no
bottom. The supply of water is on
ly slightly affected by drougth, a
pump set up in one of the places above
mentioned, furnished the purest water
to the whole neighborhood during
the late dry season. It is certainly
quite a remarkable stream,
Theodore Tilton had just en
tered a hotel in a western town, and
was going up stairs very travel-stained
to change his toilet preparatory to
lecturing, when he encountered on the
seconoord fl an over dressed and vul
gar woman. "Are you the porter,"
questioned the woman, laying her
hand upon Theodore's arm? "No,
madam," was the quiet response, "are
you the chamber-maid?"
" Astonishing cure for consump
tion," as the old lady said when she
sprinkled snuff on the victuals of ber
When Richard Pierce, of Boston,
in the Colony of Massachusetts,
worked off upon his hand-pres3, on
the 23th of September, IG90, the first
newspaper ever published in Ameri
ca, the General court took the shab
by little sheet into custody, held sol
emn debate over the daring disturb
er of the public qniet, and voted that
it " contained reflections Of a very
high 44 nature and its publication
was contrary to law The poor thing
was not allowed to appear ngain.
Yet if we could read that journal to
day which unfortunately We cannot
do, because the only copy of it in ex
istence is locked up in the State Pa
per Office in London we should prob
ably find nothing so very alarming in
it; we should probably regard it, on
the contrary, as a particularly stupid
publication. A newspaper now-a-days
which does not. sometimes dis
turb the public qniet, and indulge in
" reflections of a very high nature,"
has little chance of long life and pros
perity. We have made wonderful
progress in almost everything since
the generation of our great great
grandfathers, but in nothing perhaps
has our advance been so remarkable
as in the profession of journalism.
The newspaper is no longer merely a
retailer of petty local gossip, or a
summary record of great affairs of
state, or a mouthpiece of individual
opinion, or a social or political essay.
It is all of these at once. The prov
ince of the journalist is to gather ins
telligence, and to spread it abroad ;
to tell of the quarrels of street fight
ers and the revolutions of empires;
to chronicle with fidelity the thief of
a dollar and the theft of a kingdom ;
to reflect public opinions, and at the
same time to guide it ; to be the or
gan at once of popular sentiment and
of individual convictions ; the repre
sentative and the monitor of parties,
the guardian of great interests, and
the fireside gossip. If poor Richard
Pierce could come oat of his tomb,
he would be appalled at the magni
tude of the institution which has grown
from his unfortunate enterprise. IT
he could compare his rude hand press,
upon which with much labor and pa
tience ha struck off perhaps a few
hundred impressions in a day's work,
with the complicated avid beautiful
machine whose steel fingers seize up
on the huge sheets of white paper,
whirl them at lightning speed upon
the revolving types, and hand them
forth by tens of thousands an hour,
all ready for the purchaser; if he
could contrast his little sheet of four
pages (one of them blank) with the
ftrty -eight broad columns of The
Tribune, each one of which contains
more than the whole of his newspa
per or turn from his narrow office
to the great busy world of a modern
newspaper establishment, with its
thousand Workers? its pressmen feed
ing the clattering monster deep in the
vaults ; type-setters, with flying fin-gers-,
busy at their casesj carriers pur
suing their rounds ; clerks at their
ledgers 5 reporters scouring the city
and all the neighboring country for
items 5 the telegraph flashing news
from the remotest parts of the globe;
watchful correspondents transmitting
letters from every quarter of the
world j editors reducing to order and
shape the chaos of intelligence-, and
explaining and commenting upon the
reports and occurrences of the night;
scholars and critics discussing care
fully all that is worthiest of notice in
science, literature, and art 5 brilliant
essayists writing upon all themes
that are entertaining ) and finally men
making known their wants to one
another through the far-. reaching sd
vertisements ; if he should get up
and see all this he would make haste
in bewilderment, to go back to his
Gipsy Equivoqce. Some young
ladies who had been taking a walk
were accosted by a gipsy woman, who
for a small reward very politely offer
ed to show them their husband's faces
in a pool of water that stood near.
Such an offer was too good to be re
fused, and on paying the stipulated
sum, the ladies hastened to the wa
ter, each in anxious expectation of
getting a glance of her "beloved;'
butlol instead of beholding the 'form
and face" they so fondly anticipated,
they were surprised to see their own
rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes glanc
ing up from below. ''Surely you
are mistaken, woman," exclaimed
one of them, "for we see nothing but
our own faces in the water." "Very
true, mem," replied the sagacious for
tnne teller, "but they will be your
husbands' faces when yoa are married.
THE SUNDAY LAWj
Last week We gave a synopsis of
the late sermon of Rev. Dr. Stebbinsj
of San Francisco, upon the Sunday
law. The following is the petition
of the people of California, as pre
sented to the legislature at Sacra
mento, published by request!
The undersigned take the liberty to
present this their prayer to the Legislature
of the State of California, the granting of
which is connected neither with party is
sues nor political platforms;
This petition is simply an appeal to the
liberality and magnanimity of an en
lightened Legislature, and presented in
the narne of the everlasting principles of
liberty by which this our country became
great and was made the asylum of the
refugees from religious and political in
tolerance. Whilst we pray for the repeal
of the " Sunday Law" We simply ask a
fulfillment of the Constitution and are act
ing for the interest of all creeds alike of
the strictly Christian as well a the non.
Christian. What we do ask for is Light
for All, and further that a possible Israel-
itish majority should just as little enjoy
the exclusive observance of the Israelitish
Sabbath, as Police Regulations noW ought
to compel the keeping of the Christian
Most solemnly protesting that we do not
harbor the slightest sentitneril of disre
spect toward any one of the various Chris
tian religious views, we at the same time
desire each individual to observe the Sab
bath as prompted to do by his own tenets;
but in the name of the dignity of religion
herself we ask that such observance be
not made a compulsory one by means of
Police Regulations ; that the State do not
assume to act as advocate for certain re
ligious view s, as was the case in the Mid
dle Ages, when the civilization of a thou
sand years was annihilated thereby.
We are of the opinion that from the
very moment that Church and State mutu
ally control each Other, the last hour has
been struck for religious and political
liberty, and that thereafter State and Re
ligion will share one common grave ; that
along with Christian Liberty, Christianity
herself will sink Under the burden ,of su
perstition and priestcraft.
Although pious Christians themselves,
the august founders of our Republic for
the above reasons rejected the idea of a
i4 Christian State," loudly declaring it to
be beyond the province of a State govern
ment to inquire into the religious views of
the citizen, and the glorious star spangled
banner of religious liberty sent forth rays
of light across the ocean unto the oppress
ed nations of Europe, as the first dawn of
a better age.
Reglious pereetvUion forced the rri
tans to search for an Asylum on our con
tinent ; can their successors forget whither
religious persecution may lead? The Pu
ritans shed their precious blood for the
independence of the Church from the
State, cart their descendents have the in
tention to again forge the chain1? Which
weighed down the ancestors? Do they
desire the return of Papal poWer, from
which "the ancestors fled ? Dots it bot oc
cur to them that at some future day some
religious sect, different from their own,
might gain an ascendancy over them and
claim a majority ? Do they not see they
cause the demolition of that very bul wark
which might still afford the protection and
has been erected by the constitution of
the United States for the protection of All,
arid which bulwark vouchsafes security to
every one from constraint of conscience as
imposed by the majority, that shocking
principle which always caused the State
to turn executioner of the Church and
thus killed religion?
We apply to yo'i, not merely for the
sake of the Sunday Law, but in the name
of a principle. Tear away the foundation
from underneath the temple of religious
liberty : soon the magnificent structure
will fall to pieties and beneath its ruins
Liberty as well as Christianity Will be
By proclaiming vhe Sunday Law you
hold out to the world the doctrine of the
'Christian State," a High Church in
another form ; the State receives from
your hands the sword, about the posses
sion of Which tht several Christian sects
will soon in bloody combat tear Cach oth
er to pieces , you unshackle the Furies of
future wars of religion ; from your altar
yoii drag the cross and replace it by the
sword of brutal power.
The first step only upon the dangerous
path of religious persecution remains
within the reach of your power ; the fur
ther steps will follow the first spontaneous
ly and the end will be the perdition, not
the glorification of true Christianity.
We herewith frankly put the following
questions to you : will respect for religion
increase, when the latter declares to en
force her precepts by means of power
rather than conviction ? Will man become
improved by sabbath observances which
are obligatory and according to eet forms?
Do we not by such means open the door
wide for hypocrisy and immorality to en
ter? Do we not engender hatred instead
of charity and contempt in lieu of respect
for things holy ? Would not the enemies
of all religion the truly infidel prove
exclusive victors in a fight begun by the
true practices of religion through murder
ing their most holy principle? Will not
Sunday constraint prepare the labor of the
enemies rather, of Christianity, than of its
We would further ask. not consider
ing the immoral tendencies of constraint
what benefits have been reaped from the
constraint itoelf up to the present? Is the
Lord s Day being truly kept and ia the
manner as the statutes would compel ns
to do, or does it not always result ia a
way contrary to what was intended?
Nor can morality be forced into existence
through laws. In these United States one
State after another returns from its unsuc
cessful experiments in this- direction, be-
j cause all such attempts were followed on
ly by grosser immorality.
The Sunday Law rests upon grounds so
unconstitutional, that its own advocates
dare not as much as stand up for it as an ec
clesiastical measure, it being known that
its base is formed of religious fanaticism;
Its friends therefore have to declare the
Bamd to be a simple Police Regulation to
secure a day of rest. We further ask, who
are they that now agitate in favor of Eaid
laW ? Answer : The Christian Congrega
tions. Was there ever any Israelitish com-
, munity advocating it? Ard not the sins
against the Constitution increased tenfold
when you grant to the State the privilege
Of prescribing the days of rest for its citi
zens and thus allow it that perchance to'
morrow every third day be set aside as a
day of rest.
It is claimed for the Sunday LaWs that
they compel no one to follow religious ob
servance's: This illusive argument can
surely have uo weight with an enlightened
Legislature .: every one of you is aware
we are forced in the name of religion to
omit actions to perform which we have a
constitutional and moral right.
Adopt that doctrine and you will have
Conceded the right to religious minorities
to ask the same for their own Sabbath and
in consequence you will have to create
the identical laws for Saturdays, for in
matters of religion majorities and minori
ties have equal rights-.
Therefore, in the name Of the Common
rights unto U3 vouchsafed through a Con
stitution : in the name of the liberty of
conscience : in the name of the greatness
and future of our nation : in the name of
Christianity and religion herself: in the
name of the cherished hopes we entertain
for the liberty and independence of our
children we appeal to you and pray you
may, by repealing the Sunday constraint,
proclaim that principle whereby our coun
try has become so great.
We pray you may reinstate Religion in
her dignity which she has forfeited by be
ing subjected to the control of the State.
We pray you may repair the dangerous
breach which by its widening would im
peril the liberty of every sect, and de
The State shall have control over con
sciences no more.
And your petitioners will ever pray, etc.
Power of a House's Scent.
There is one perception that a horse
possesses to which but little attention
has been paid, and that is the power
of scent. With some horses it is
acute, as with a dog, and for the ben
efit of those who have to travel at
right, such as physicians and others,
this knowledge is invaluable. I nev
er knew it to Fail, and t have ridden
hundreds of miles on dark nights; and
in consideration of this power of
scent, this is my simple advice: Nev
er check your Lcibtj at mght, but
give him a free head, and you may
rest assured that he will never get
off the road, and will carry you ex
peditiously and safe. In regard to
the power of scent in a horse, we
once knew one of a pair that was
stolen and recovered mainly by the
track being made out by its mate, nnd
that after it had been absent six or
Hymen. IlynYsn was a young
man of Athens, obscurely born but
extremely handsome. Falling in love
with a Jady of rank he disguised
himself in female attire, the better to
carry on his amotr; and as he was
one day on the sea shore celebrating
the Eleusiniah rites with his mistress
and female companions, a gang of
pirates came upon them by surprise
and carried them off to a distant isl
and, where the pirates got drunk for
joy and fell asleep. Hymen then
armed the virgins and dispatched the
sleeping pirates, when leaving the
women upon the island, he sped to
Athens, where he told his adventure,
and demanded his beloved in mar
riage as her ransom. His request
was granted, and so fortunate was
the marriage that the narne of Hy
men was ever after invoked on subse
quent nuptials; and in progress of
time the Greeks enrolled him among
Lady Margaret Herbert asked
somebody for a pretty pattern for a
night cap." 14 What signifirs the paN
tern V asked her friend, ' you do
not appear in public in a nightcap "
"That is true," said she, "but you
know in tase of a fire "
A Missouri paper finds a bless
ing even in prairie fires. It says that
the conflagrations have w holly des
troyed the malarious poisons, so that,
although property is lost health is
" Tell me, ye angelic hosts, ye
messengers of love, shall swindled
printers here below have no redress
above?" The shining angel band re
plied, " To 03 is knowledge given;
delinquents on a printer's book can
never enter heaven.''
A NaPpt Thought. Why is free
dom of the press asleep in France ?
Because it's under the influence of its
Eecond Nap. -
THE EARLY DAYS.
We have been considerably inter
ested in the articles of some contrib
or to the Olympia papers, on the
early settlement of that region. The
Vancouver Register has also an in
dustrious correspondent, who is tak
ing a retrospective glance of that
town! We give place to the follow
extracts! The largest ship, we believe, that
ever entered the mouth of the Colum
bia, was the Pekini which arrived
here in the Spring of 1852. She
had been a British man of-war, hav
ing token an active part in that
little disturbance we had with John
dy Bull in 1812 13, and after hav
ing served the country faithfully for
about a quarter of a century she was
sold in defiance of all feeling cf
gratitude for past seivice, to the
H.B.Co. who metamorphosed her in
to a tranport ship. She was laden
with an assorted cargo, and had been
eight months in performing the voy
age from Liver pool. She brought
ouitc a larce mail, and the newspa
pers (being the latest from Europe)
were eagerly sought and devoured.
Among other interesting items of
news came the sad intelligence that
Author Wellesley, Duke of Welling'
ton, was no more. No better evidence
of fealty to their government or
loyalty to their crown could be asked
than the involuntary gloom that set
tled over the place and its inhabit
ants for a few days succeeding the
The PcKin arrived here during
the high water and immediately com
menced discharging, hoping to get
out ere the water receded. She was
too slmv, lrover, the water Went
down and left her almost high nnd
dry for a period of 14 months The
ofiicers, Who were a real jovial set
of fellows, made the best of a bad
bargain by resolving themselves in
to a theatrical company, convening
the capacious cabin into an auditori
um which was always crowded with
delighted audiences. The Pekin was
eventually liberated from her disa
greeable predicament by the annual
flood assisted by the steamers Lot
Whitcomb and Willamette. The
Pekin was subsequently loadedith
spars at St. Heler, with wLich she
arrived home in due time.
THE INNER LIFE OF THE FORT.
There are many who suppose thnt
to baVe been an employee f the II.
B. Co. was to have experienced the
greatest privation, and will notObe
prepared fur the statement thathose
holding any position above that of
common laborer fired not only gen
erously, but sumptuously. There
Was a mess, not unlike that of the
single ofiicers of the army ntall points,
in existence among the clerks and
the European attaches of the fort. This
mess was accommodated with a mess
room in the gubernatorial building,
and the table was always presided
over by the governor in propria per
sona. They breakfasted ut half past
eight, lunched at twelve ahd dined at
four. The table furniture was of the
heaviest silver-ware and the costliest
China; each plate was supplied with
a finger glass and napkin, in 'Tact
nothing Was omitted that would add
to the elegance or completeness of
all the appointments. The table was
snpplied with the very choicest viands
and wine of age and flavor. Evi
dences of taste and refinements were
to be met with at every turn, form
ing a strange contrast to the primi
tie condition of things without the
fort. The emigrant from Missouri,
who reluctantly bid farewell to civili
lion, with the full expectation that he
should see it no more until he re
turned, must have been both sur-Q
prised and gratified to find on his ar
rival here many more marks of re
finement and culture than he had left
in his semi -civilised home. The
clerks were nil men of education,
probity and honor gentlemen in
the full acceptation of that much
abused term. No defalcations, r.o
devanting, no misappropriation of
funds Were ever dreamt of by those
unsophisticated agents of the II. B.
What Gail Thinks. Gail Ham
ilton has kicked up a breeze by say
ing lhat the public welfare would bo
promoted by restricting suffrage
among merr, rather than extending it
Here, you young rascal, walk up
and give an account of yourself.
Where have you been V After the
girls, father." " Did you ever know
me to do so when I was a boy?"
' No, sir; but mother did."
A supposed ghost in Albemarle
county, Va., turns out to be a negro
hired by a white man, who wanted to
driv-8 off his neighbors and make land
cheap. That 's progressive, just
think of a black ghost ! We should
think he would have to appear in day
time, to be seen.
- The Frontier Index says that the
Cheyenne Indians have only killed
three men since signing the late
treaty, aud that was only to try the
guns presented to them by the peaca
A Bstoni.n recently astonished
the librarian of a circulating library,
by sayin-r: "Til take thu' life of