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rtBLIiEIED JTC T SATURDAY SfOEXIXQ
"V "By D. IRELAND,
t'FFJCE South east corner of Fifth and
Naiv streets, in the building lately known
as tho Court Houc, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of Subscription.
One copv, one year in advance $3 00
s 4. u . i delayed 4 00
Terms of Advertising:
Transient advertisements, per square
:i (lu linesor less) first insertion . . .2 o0
'r'nreuch subsequent insertion 100
Business Cards one square per annum
pavable quarterly 1200
, One "column per annum 1:20 00
W half column " CO 00
W quarter " " ............ 40 00
- V ?.,egl advertising at the established rates.
BookTnd Job Printing !
rjMIE E X T K K V H ISEOPFICB
Is suppled with every requisite for doing
a en perior style of work, and is constant
ly accumulating now iird. beautiful styles
of material, and is prepared for every
J variety of
' HOOK AND JOB
i AT S AT I S t' A CTO II Y VltlCHS.
pST- The Public are invited to call and
( examine both our specimens and facilities
j. i' for doing work.
L a d el & Tilt on,
Will "ive prompt attention to collections,
and other business appertaining to Banking.
Sitht caul Telegraphic Exchange
On Sau Francisco and the Atlantic .States tor
fc-dc' Government Securities bought and
LTg . Fuller,
Pay the Highest Price for GjjM Dust
Leal Tenders and Government securities
hornet and sold. io- r rum m.,
Dr. F. Barclay 2YE. R. C L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. H. B. Co.)
O I- TICK :A t 1 I h n re,
Main Street i Oregon City.
Dr. CHAELES BLACH,
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur.
OFFICE Corner of Washington and Front
Htrvets, I'arrish's Block, 1'ortland, Oregon.
IlKSlOKXCK Washington street, between
Fourth and Fifth .streets. f-'J.ly
i t I'ltiti w: ft'.; ' .
'it Oi-'jou City, Orr'jon.
Iiomns Yith Br.
ilfurans, on Main street.
Ortijoii t'ily, Oregon.
Oftice iu Charman's Brick Block, up
; M. C. JOBNbOX. F. O. M COWV.
j Sotary J'nUic.
I JOHNSON & McCOWN,
1 OIIKGOX C1T', OREGON.
s liT Will attend to all business entrusted
, t our care in any of the Courts of the State,
4 e.illi'ct iiioner, ucgotia loans, sell real es-
t. tf. tte.
I. ff"l'articular attention given to contested
laaiJ cases. 1 . vl
t J. B. UPTON,
jAttornf.y and Couxsf.lor-atsLaw,
I Oregon City, Oregon.
rf OfTice over the store of Pope & Co.,
I O JAMES Til. MOORE,
'Justice of the Peace 0 City Recorder.
OiTico In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
. Will attend to the acknowledgment of
broils, and till other duties appertaining to
Ihe ulliee of J ust ice of the Peace. t!:ly
i. U. BELL. E. A. I'AUIiEK.
T-l n T-fc m T r-. w-m
t iiij Li Li A IX. ii. iJ XI.
1 II UGOLSTS)
J AXn DEALERS IX
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
--y.L, M'ain SrnECT, Obecox Citv.
3. C. M vv
j Fashion Billiard Saloon.
j Main street, bolween Second and Third,
I Oregon City.
I' MANN & LEAKY Proprietors.
I jh aim ii ic LxiAxtx Proprietors.
KIHK :ibii-e Inn.. r-tnli! ish.-xi I nnnnl ,
I JL Saloon is yjt a favorite resort, nnd as ;
. - - , :
joidv the choicest brands of Wines, Li.juors
and ( iiars are dispensed to customers a
I share of the public patronage is solicited.
v X. B. Families supplied with the
choicest Liquors, English Ale. and Porter,
in bottles, on the most reasonable terms.
SHADE S SALOON.
W4 .Side Jftti; Strc' f, 1dic?n. Second and
Third, Vrcjnih fit.
GEOUGE A. HAAS - - - - Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
irieiids and the jMiblic generally that the
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and welt assort
; l supply of t!ie fiuest brands of wines,
Bailors cij,. 52
IiAAC '.M:. JOHX FAItH.
I FARRfc BROTHER,
I Lutchers aud Meat Venders.
4nTi'ankr';1 for -10 favors of the community
ii, ,,VV wlsh t0 s:lv that thev will con
w;v'm Tt'v,tothcir Patrons, from the
I), i T.
C&ldJlH On. I V
' 'riidis oj each week;
Hies of 1
" V10 best q-iatiti
ia.ket?r Wy otherc1 of meats in the
KEEP CONSTANTLY Ox u
BRAN A XD ZHICKKX FEjsj) I
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Kmrbi (hnyosik Woolen Far.trru.
T.W. RHOADES, f Proprietors.
Oregon City, Oregon.
We invite the citizens of Oregon Citr, and
the traveling public, to give us a share of
their patronage. Meals can be had at all
hours, to please the most fastidious. 15
Notice to the Public.
I HAVE this day closed the Barlow House
in favor of the Cliff House. Hope my
old customers will give their liberal patron
age to the above well kept house. Thev
will find Messrs. "White & Khoades always
on hand to make guests comfortable.
. ., . .,WJI. HARLOW.
Main street, (opposite the Wooleu Mills,)
Oregon City, Oregon.
E. B. KELLY,
IP This is the most commodious Hotel
iu the city. Newly furnished, audjust open
for the reception of guests.
J5tf It will be the"endeavor of the Propri
etor to make his guests comfortable. f 'JO.tf
Main Street Oregon City.
JACOB B0EHM, Proprietor.
ItF.Bt C TIO.V IX PK1CESI
The undersigned wishes to give notice
that from Saturday, October 0th, prices
at the above house will be as follows :
Board and Lodging per week. ..... 00
Board n ithout Lodging 4 00
Board and Lodging per dav 1 U0
Oregon City, Oct. Sd, 1C7. ru:tf
ARMES & DALLABI,
IMPORT K K S A X D JOD11SBS OF
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE
Brushes, 2'teines, Cordage, etc.,
AND MAXCFACTl'ItKKS OF
Brooms, Pails, Tubs, Washboards, fyc
21.5 a 217 Sacramento st., Sau Francisco.
113 Maiden Lane, X. Y. City.
Thomas W. Kinney,
49 Front street, Portland Oregon,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Is constantly in receipt of I'ure Whiskevs
direct from the Atlantic States, andean ofler
to the trade better inducements than anv
other house in Portland.
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Main xti tet, Orfjon City.
Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
fl aming, building, etc Jobbing promptly
Jr0H H. SCHRAMM
Manufacturer and Dealer in
0 SADDLES, HARNESS,
Maiu street, between Third and Fourth,
'"UMIE attention of parties desiring anything
i in my line, is directed to my stock, be
fore making purchases elsewhere.
(ly) JOHN H. SCHRAM.
0 REG OX CITY.
All orders for the delivery of merchandise,
or packages and freight of whatever descrip
tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
promptly and with care. " lfi.fim
-W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 13-10. at the old stand,
Main Street, Oregon Citt.
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Scth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Kepairings done on short notice.
iand thankful for past favors. (37
Succtfsor to SMITH tfc MARSHALL,
Black-Smith and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Placksmithing in all its brandies. Wagon
making and repairing. All work warranted
to give satisfaction. (39
RETAIL DO LEU IN
lias removed into a LARGER STORE, in
r i c r at rn t ttt r in rvi
Where he will be T)lcascd to wait unon his
i , .
mcrs and as many new ones as ma-
In addition to the above, he has recently
received a WELL SELECTED ASSORT
Perfumery and Cosmetics !
which are offered for sale at reasonable rates.
Oregou City. Oct. 1'jth, 1S07.
NOTICE TO ALL
First Class Fine or Coarse
Hoots sincl Slaocs I
Made or Repaired. Especial care and at
tention paid to orders for tine work, such as
Ladies' and Misses Fine Gaiters, Gents' Fine
French Calf Boots, etc.
Z-T" Orders solicited from abroad will be
executed wish neatness and dispatch.
TERWILLIGER & SMITH,
iff Green st., Oswego, Oregon
JOHN SCHADE 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 Neat'v Furnished. The Table
will be supplied with all the delicacies ef
the season. 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 call, and
would respectful Iv solicit the patronage ot
the Traveling Public. 41:tf.
Board per v eek $5 00
Board and Lodging 6 00
ILL HEADS PRIXTFZD.
Jit the Enterprise OHics.
The Death of the Aged Christian.
TO L. D. C. I. K.
Only waiting till the whisper,
Of her Father's Toice said "Coroe,"
Resting in the tranquil ereningj
Ready to be gathered home,
jOh I 'Twas sweet to look upon her,
Ere they laid her 'neath the sod;
Sweetto think her happy spirit,
Revels in the smile of God!
There's a story sweet and olden,
By tradition handed down ;
For each sinner led to Jesus,
There's a star set iu our crown,
And methinks I see her standing,
Starry-crowned at His right hand
For her light was spent in winning
Souls to seek the " Happy land."
Here her cross was meekly taken,
Kasy seemed the Savior's yoke,
Xow the silver cord is loosened,
And the golden bowf is broke ;
Oh ! we will not be so faithless,
As to mourn her in the tomb,
When each angel voice is singing;
Sister spirit, welcome home 1
Canex ah, May 2Sth 1868. m. l.
PACTS TO CIRCULATE.
We extract from a bulky roll of
clippings, accumulated on our table
from our exchanges of the past two
mouths, the following facts, regarding
the industry of the Pacific States,
which ought to meet with a ready
fellows in the Eastern
States and foreign countries, with
broad shoulders aud bushy whiskers,
tire of clerking and long for a freer
and better, though rougher life, with
a certainty, of health being granted,
that competence will follow industry,
sobriety and judgment, Jet them come
Five years manual labor on this
coast at present rates of wages, will
give a man a good house and a good
farm. The soil and climate will then
guarantee him all the necessaries and
luxuries of life, if he will do work
enough to keep his digestive organs
in good order.
In Europe, mere labor rarely rais
es a man above sordid penury, and
seldom above the rUk of want com
ing on him sooner or later. Here la
bor rightly used is a certain road to
comfort and decent competence, and
gives as many chances of moderate
wealth as any commercial or profes
A man who owns a well selected
farm of 160 acres in this country,
whether he strives to cultivate it him
self, or whether he hires out his own
labor for two or three years longer,
has a far preferable life before him to
that of an ordinary clerk in New York
with $1,500 currency, or of a junior
iD a London bank.
The man who is not above begin
ning life on this coast by twelve
months work with pick and shovel on
the railroad, will find that without
any of those lucky windfalls of sue
cess which so often present themselves
in new countries, and are almost al
ways the reward of remarkable skill,
energy and industry, he will have at
the end of the year more than enough
money to pay for a quarter section of
We do not exaggerate when we
say that the public and private schools
of San Francisco alone turn out
enough young clerks to fill the va
cancies arising every year on the
whole coast, and these youngsters,
beyond their mere school knowledge,
have an amount of local information
which makes them preferable to
strangers. More than all, the claims
of our own youths lor employment
always are and will be considered, in
selecting one from a number of ap
plicants for any position.
Many young men who can read
well, write tolerably, and work a
simple sum in arithmetic correctly,
hare acquired a habit of looking down
upon manual labor. To them it ap
pears beneath their dignity to take
np a pick or shovel and earn a plain
living. To wear black clothes and
stand nine or ten hours a day behind
a desk for 100 a month is the height
of their ambition. It would be all
very well if there were enough books
wanting keepers, and vacant desks
waiting for young men to come and
stand behind them; but there are not
and there never will be situations of
this class for all who are seeking
When it was manifest that a strong
current of immigration was begin
ning to set towards California, cer
tain newspapers took the alarm and
maintained that none but persons
having ready money above present
wants, were desirable immigrants.
The capital of boue and muscle was
not wanted. Now some 3,000 or
4,000 persons are landed in Califor
nia every month. The greater part
of these expect to get a living by
hard work of one kind or another.
They will help gather in the coming
harvest of 20,000,000 bushels, more
or less, of wheat. They will have
something to do with producing the
$10,000,000 worth of bullion which
will figure in the next annual com
mercial reports. Labor is transmu
ted into gold by a shorter process
here than anywhere else. If all the
working force of the State should
cease active operations for a month,
we might set a new view of the rela
tions of labor to capital. By a very
simple process nearly every capable
person who wants work, is supplied.
Uvery such person enriches the State
even though he
bm.'irs no ready
OREGON CITY, ORJEGOIY,
money with him. There is one other
fact not to be lost sight of. A large
number of these immigrants not only
bring money with them, but they are
skilled in some handicraft. They
will create work. Your skillful arti
zan don't beg as a general rule, nor
subsist long on charity sonp. The
twelve hundred mechanics who are
reported to be coming from an East
ern city, will make work as well as
seek it. They will create homes for
themselves and for other people. If
100,000 homes are created by tre
immigrants during the next five year,
the State will have gained vastly in
the kind of wealth she h3s loag
Farm laborers can earn from $30
to $40 per month the latter sum is
paid to good hands during harvest
time. A young man hires out for a
year, say at $35 per month. This
includes board. A year's wages
amount to $420, out of whicli must
come clothing, costing probably SI 00.
By the strictest economy it is pos
sible for a farm laborer to lay op
300 a year. This, put into a sav"
ings bank, will earn about $30. At
the close of the second year, with
good health, he would have $G30 in
gold a small sum to be sure. But
what can be done with this sum in
buying a farm just now ? In these
valleys there are still large tracts of
land, which can be purchased of the
Government at $1 25 an acre in
greenbacks, or at about 90 cents in
gold. A farm of 320 acres, inclu.
diug fees at the Lind Office, would
cost about $30 in gold. There
would then be 333 for seed, plow
and a span of horses. Much of this
land w ill yield 30 bushels of wheat to
the acre, and perhaps 20 bushels
would be an average crop. One
good crop puts the young farmer on
his legs. This view of the case is of
course the best ; and just such oppor
tunities may not last, but we as
sume that it will be possible for years
to come to buy a farm of 160 acres
with the avails of three years of un-
skilled labor, nud buy the seed
for the first yoar's crop. There aro
yet 50,000,000 acres of land in this
State adapted to agriculture which
have never been broken by the plow.
The greater part of this land will pro
duce wheat, or other crops nearly as
valuable. The few thousand immi
grants who are coming this year and j
next, can occupy only a small part of
the land- There is room enough for
all this immigration if it were in
creased ten fold that is to say for
all honest workers. It is impossible
to s.ft out all worthless men, or to
prevent some bad elements from
coming to the country. But rascali
ty pays poorly here, and there fs no
encouragement for more than the av
erage amount of it. As a general
rule, the men who want homes and
farms ar e not ambitions to .figure in
the records of the Police Court.
We want more small farms opened
up ; and a greater number of
comfortable homes. Surely the men
who aspire to accomplish these things
are not an undesirable element of
The life of modern business is
publicity; and the facilities furnished
by posters, cards, circulars, stamped
envelopes, printed letter-headings,
pamphlets and price lists, to those
who wish to solicit custom, have hith
erto been too much neclected. An
increasing disposition to use printers'
ink in these shapes, however, is now
manifested by many sagacious men,
and it especially characterizes the
operations of enterprising and pros
perous firms and communities. The
impressions made by the usual forms
of advertising can be greatly strength
ened by other appliances of" the art
preservative." Your business can
be stated fully, as well as in a thou
sand varied, attractive and striking
topographical shapes. You can be
certain of arresting the attention of
the persons whom you specially wish
to reach by a judicious distribution
of appropriate circulars or price lists;
and you can constantly keep your
business before the entire public, at
a comparatively small expense, by a
systematic display of placards or pos
ters at promiuent places.
The distinguished honor, says the
Macon Journal, is reserved to the
Grand Lodge of Georgia of having
in its possession the ancient Bible
used by Burns in his Lodge, and
which can be seen at every meeting
of Macon Lodge, Constantine Chapter,
or the Grand Lodge. It bears the
evidence of its antiquity in its print
ing, quaint illustrations and binding
in boards of the 4' beechentree." Its
history is traced to its present " de
posit in our archives1' in the proceed
ings of the Grand Lodge of 1800.
One of our exchanges says:
" Refined saltpeter is one of the best
remedies for sore gums or throats
Take a bit as large as a pe'a, and
from time to time repeat this, and
great relief will be experienced. We
have known severely inflamed throats
with a tendency to ulceration
entirely cured by this simple remedy.
Ak your nei;
rhber to subscribe
for Ike LxmuT-iii;.
A correspondent of the Gazette
writes a very interesting letter o
truthful paragraphs, from Yaquina
bay, from which we quote ;
I nociced sometime- siDce a cor
respondence between the lion. Sen
ator Corbett and the U: S. Surveys
ing department, in regard to survey
ing 1 aquina bay. 1 was pleased to
see that Oregon had at , last got a
man who would look to her interests
in such matters, and I hope he will
continue to do so until at least a
portion of her rights and wants in
this respect are obtained.
But the matter has brought to my
mind another subject in this connec
tion, jn which the public generally
and mariners in particular are inter
ested, and upon w hich with your per
mission I will make a few remarks:
It is Light Houses. Now do you
know Mr. Editor, how many light
houses there are on all the Coast of
Oregon ? I will count them. There
is just one, Cape Arago, and that one
has only been in operation a few
month. Now to any one familiar
with such matters I need not try to
explain their importance and useful
ness. It has been said by some jur
ist that in our large cities one street
lamp is equal to five or six Police
men in the protection of life and prop
crty. I will leave the public then'to
make their own estimates, from this
as to the value of one light house in
the protection it affords to life and
property. Why is it that so many
vessels every winter are reported lost
and missing on this coast ? Why is
it that so many wrecks and frag
ments dot the shores cf Oregon ?
One reason is that the coast is not
well known, it has never been half
surveyed, the hasty reconnoisance
made in 1854, by Lieutenant Alden
and Assistant Davidson reflects great
credit on them for the amount of
work done in the time and with tho
means at their hands; but they were
not allowed half the time or means
necessary to do the work that ought
to have been done, therefore but
little is known about the coast of
Oregon, except by those living im
mediately along its line. As I said
before Oregon has jlst one light
house. California has ten and two
more about to be built, St. lieys and
Cape Mendocina. To be sure Cali
fornia has a much more extended sea
coastj but then it is not considered so
dangerous, and the climate is milder
in winter than on the coast of Ore
gon. Oregon has eight or ten har
bors of sufficient capacity to admit
ordinary coaster?; the principal ones
are Columbia ltiver, Tillamook, Nat
ahais called Natarts, Yaqnina, Ump
qua, Coos Bay, Coquille-, Port Or
ford, Rogue lliver and Chetko. And
there is not one lighthouse in Oregon
at the entrance of any one of these
harbors, as Cape Disappointment is
in W. T., and cape Arago light is
several miles from Coos Bay, its
nearest harbor. There used to be
one at the Umpqua, but it was wash?
ed down several years ago and has
never been rebuilt. Now there are
a great many small vessels running
on this coast, and although but small,
they often carry as valuable lives as
larger vessels, they are frequently
caught in the terrible gales of winter
and compelled to ride it out at sea or
go to the bottom, with all on board,
which is often the case and no one re
turn to tell the sad tale of their fate.
Many such are doubtless lost, when,
if they had only known it, there was
a good safe harbor within a few
hours run of them. But the mariner
would sooner trust to the strength
and seaworthiness of his vessel than
to risk the attempt of making a har
bor of which he has but little or no
knowledge, and where there is no
light house, no .buoys, not even a
beacon to mark the entrance. If he
turns to his coast chart for informa
tion he is no better off, for do you
know that one of the best, if not the
best small harbor on this coast is
not on the chart. No such place as
Yaquina bay was known to exist by
the surveying party that surveyed
the coast and yet they passed right
by it. And now if a surveying par
ty, in good weather, in the summer
season, could pass a:good harbor
without seeing it, is it strangethat
the perplexed and troubled mariner
should prefer to take his chances at
sea rather than try to find it amid the
storms and fogs and rough seas Of
About three years ago your cor
pondent sailed from San Francisco
in a schooner capable of carrying
about two huodred tons. A galo of
wind commenced before .we were
fairly out of sight of the harbor, and
in just three days 1 Was anchored
safely in Yaquina Bay. Some ves
sels sailed for other places on the
coast about the same time and were
out thirty days and then got back to
San Fraucisco, in distress and with
out cargoes, and others never return
edi Perhaps a score of vessels at
least could have made Yaquina har
bor at that time and got shelter from
the storm, had they known such a
place existed. 1 may mention here
that 1 came in at that time in a gale
of wind undef close reefed sails, had
not less than twenty feet of water on
the Uar, and no breakers.
But I am doubtless making this
article too long for your columns, so
I will come directly to the point and
cut it short;
What Oregon Wants at present is
more light let there be one at Ya
quina Bay and as many more as we
ou get. Of one thing, I s jppese you
are aware, that a light is not 6imply
useful to its particular locality alone.
It is of great use to all vessels going
up or down the coast. To a vessel
bound to Columbia river a light at
Yaquina Bay would often be of great
service, as vessels and steamers are
frequently beset with fogs and drifted
by currents and gales from course.
And it is only the mariner that can
truly appreciate how good it is to see
a light under such circumstances, and
be enabled to ascertain the position
of his vessel. I have written more
than 1 intended to at this time, but
I feel that it U an important subject,
and one of great interest to the pub
lic. And I consider this the proper
time to bring the matter before the
people, as there is an election ap
proaching, and a member of congress
is to be chosen, and which ever one
may be the successful man t hope he
will understand and look out for the
interests of Oregon. And among
which I trust he will not Consider
this the least.
Yes; Oregon want3 more light j
She is being raised in good form now,
since the pets of this pink of Democ
racy was hoisted from power. When
Democrats controlled Oregon, the aid
asked from Government was for the
purpose of building military roads to
Astoria, and like enterprises, for
which we have nothing whatever to
A plucky fellow had a son, who
was a student at one of our New
England colleges, and one day -'he
thought he would visit the institution.
He did so, spent the day there, and
was invited to stop to tea. He ac
cepted the invitaion, and upon re
ceiving his ration of the celestial fluid,
reached out and seized a bowl of what
he supposed to be sugar, but which
was in reality salt. With this con
diment he proceeded to liberally sea
son his te3. Presently, he perceived
from the sly glances toward him, and
by the general whispering and sup
pressed ' sn:ckering," that. something
was wrong, aud he rightly conjectur
ed it was some act of his; and when,
upon his tasting his tea, the " snicker"
expanded into a broad 11 horse laugh,"
he hadn't much doubt as to what the
matter was. As I hare before
stated, the old gent didn't like to be
laughed at, especially by a parcel of
schoolboys, so, with Spartan resolu.
tion, he worried down the abomina
ble compound, wishing, no doubt,
that those boys could be made to
drink a quart each before going to
prayers in the morning. Giving a
final gulp, and putting on a face that
was intended to make everybody
think that he liked his dose of salts.
he called for another cup, and upon
receiving it,said to the head-snickerer:
" Young man, will you be kind
enough to pass that bowl of salt?"
The salt was passed, and amid the
most breathless silence, he dipped a
couple of spoonsfull into his tea,
stirred it up, and tasted it with a look
of apparent satisfaction. " Why, Mr.
," said the young man opposite
him, do you drink salt in your tea?"
" Always!" answered the plucky old
man, with great emphasis, and in his
Count D'Artois wore very tight
leather breeches. He had ordered
his tailor to attend on him one morn
ing, when his grand-daughter, who
resided with him, had also ordered
her shoemaker to wait npon her. The
young lady was seated in the breakfast-room
when the maker of leather
breeches was shovn in , and, as she
did not happen to know one handi
craftsman from another, she at once
intimated that she wished him to
measure her for a pair of leathers'
for, as she remarked, the wet weather
was coming on and she felt cold in
"cloth." The modest tailor could
hardly believe his ears. " Measurc
you, Miss?" he said, with hesitation.
" Y"es, if you please," said the young
lady, who Was remarkable for her
gravity of deportment, and t have
only to beg you will give me plenty
of room; for I am a great walker, and
and I do not like anything that con
strains me.1' " But, Miss," exclaim
ed the poor fellow, in great perplcxU
ty, I never in my life measured a
ladyj and 1 i" And then he paused.
u Are you not a lady's shoemaker?"
was the query, calmly put to him.
" By no tneansj Miss,' said hej " I
am a leathern breeches makerj and"
1 hate come to take the measure, not
of youj but of M. Gilbert." The
young lady became perplexed tooj
but she recovered her self-possession
after a good common-sense laugh
and sent the maker of breeches to her
.- ; -
An exchange says that a girl in
Topham, Me., died from her blood
turning to sugar. Our devil says this
must be a mistake, for he knows a
gir! who, if sweetness is fatal to mor
tality, li couldn't live a minute."
The Herald of Health comes but
decidedly for the divided seat
beauty astride! A female medical
correspondent thus describes her
forked experiences; " I was in the
country attending some patients, when
I received the Dcember number of
the Herald of Health. I was much
delighted witu the article by Miss
Rogers, M. D., on the equestrian
movements of the Western ladies.
A young lady (who is my patient)
as well as myself resolved, at once,
that that style of riding was very
gracd, and that we would put it into
practice. So she proposed that I
equip myself in her brothers attire,
and take a ride that day. I had been
used to riding on horseback all my
life; and love it to excessj and was
too glad to avail myself of the dp'
portfinity; I was soon equipped in
gentleman's attire and fndunted on &
spirited horse, and on my way io ihe
village of G. The distance is ted
and a half miles, and w;e rriade the
trip in one hour and three-quarters,
I often leaving my (gentleman) gal
lant in the rear. Notwithstanding
1 had so much enjoyed riding tn the
old style, 1 do confess thai I never,
before this trip, knew what a free and
easy ride was. It is as much inlprove
ment on riding sideways and in skirts
as a threshing machine is on a flail.
About the matter of tight lacing,
one bf our spirited cotcmporaries
talks as follows. Hear him; r Girls-,
you who go 'round wiih your corsets
jerked up to the last notch, and your
waists squeezed up s"d tight that yoli
can't draw a good long breath, put
this in your pipes and smoke it. We
are not a girl, but wo know squeezing
is a nice thing, yet if squeezing you
must have, we pray you get it in
some other manner than by tight
lacing. Wc know there are other
ways of getting squeezed, and so do
you. The annexed item we find in
the Chicago Republican, and we pub
lish it for the benefit of the young
ladies in this city if there are any
who pride themselves on their nice
little waists, when, if their Corset
strings should suddenly break, they
would spread about a feet. Read it.
The sudden death of a respectable
young lady in the streets of New
York from " apoplexy of the lungs,
superinduced by tight lacingj" fs an
nounced. Suppose sortie villain Irad
choked this lady to death, what a
brute he Would have been prononms
ed! Suppose sOmebtJdy had smoth1
ered, it would have been terrible!
Suppose this lady had drowned her
self, or taken prussic acid, or done
anything to destroy herself except
what she did do-, it would have . been
horrible. Blessed with a full habit,
this foolish woman and there are
thousands like her thought she was
" improving her figure" by squeezing
herself to death. So she died! May
all such silly women die as young
and suddenly, before they can bear
children to inherit the effects of such
The following is a description
of Miss Menken's brougham, about
which there has been a law-suit in
England. It had handsome curtains
lamps chased and mounted With
horses rampant; the panels were bor
dered, and the wheels picked out with
gold foliage"; there Were bands with
white and gliding round the felloes of
the wheels; the door-handles were
richly chased, and on the panels were
placed Miss Menken's monogram ahd
crest, the latter a horse rampant.
There were cigar pockets. Around
the roof were handsome chased orna
ments and foliage, and a rampant
horse at each corner. The nails to
the wheels were silver platedj and
everything else corresponded. The
harness Was elaborately mounted, the
crest silver embossed; four sets of
bells were ordered two for each
horse one set of silver bells fdr the
daytime and another df commoner
metal for the night.
A lady stepping froin a street
car in New York felt a pressure of
her arm from the gentleman Who
handed her out. Sho immediately
seized her poeket-book, under the
impression that theft Was intended,
but the next morning the incident
was e.tplainad by a personal" in the
Jieratd, in which she, a respectable
married lady, was requested to ex
tend the acquaintance.
Talking of golden roses, reminds
us of the brass-gilt head ornaments
which were so fashionable a year dgo,
and which hate now become decided
ly vulgar. Of thera a Western ex
change says: " Our musical young
ladies have abandoned pianos and
taken to brass bands. They carry
them on their heads."
HOltACK OX FAUMIXfc;
- . ' - ' ;
fioface Greety In his u RecoHec
tfoffs Of a' Busy Life' refers to his
farming experience. We make a few
eitracts: ; -
The woods af a my Special departs
ment. Wheneter 1 can save a Sat
urday for ihe farm; I try to ? give a
good paft of it to ray patch of forest. ,
The ax is the healthiest implement a ,
man ever handled, and Is especially
so for habitual writers and other sed
entary Workers, Whose shoulders it'
throws back, expanding their chests j
and opening their lungs. If every
youth and riiah; from fifteen to fifty ,
years old,- tbuld vv ifeld an ax two honrsr
per day, dyspepsia would vanish from '
the earth and rheumatism would ber
come decidedly scarce. I am a poof.
Chopper; yet the ax is my doctor and t
delight. Its use gives the mind just
enough occupation to prevent its falL
ing into reverie Or absorbing trains"
of thought, while every muscle in the
body receives sufficient yet not ex
hausting exercise. I wish all our,
boys would leaf-n to love tbe ax. '
If I linger pi-oudly among my trees,
consider that here most of my farm
wbrk has beeti done, and here my
profit has been realized, in the shape
of health and vigor. When I am
asked the usual question How has
your farming paid V I cari truthfully
answer that my part of it has paid,
splendidly being all income and no",
out-gd and who can show abetter
balance-sheet than that. 0
My house is riot much small;
slight, and wooden, and has at length
been almost deserted for one recent
ly purchased and refitted on the edge"
of the village, just where my private
road emerges from the farm; on its
way id the station; but the Cottage
in the woods is still ray housei where
my books remain, where I mean to
garner my treasures, and wherein I
propose' to be 'at home' to my friends
at stated seasons and not at home'
to any one when I address myself tor
work, and especially to the cohsg)Li:
roation of a yet unaired literary
project. But these are dreams, which
may never be realized. As yet I ani
d horse in a bark mill, who treads his
monotonous round, never finding time
to do to-day What can possibly be
postponed to the morrow.
You will be sick of living in thtf
country within two years,' 1 was con:
hdently told when 1 boughtcj 4 and
your place will be advertised for sale.'
4 Then the sheriff's name w ill be at
the foot Of the advertisement,' I rc-r
sponded. The mere fact that I am
nofc yet sick Of it proves nothing-,
since 1 Dhly try to spend Saturday bp-"
Oh it, and am often Onable to do evetl
that; but my Wife, who spends most
Of each year there-, and has done so"
ever since it was bought is r qually
censtaht in her devotion ; and the7
bare idea Of exchanging our place for
any other, has never yet suggested it
self to either of us. With a first-rate
stone or brick house to shut out the
cold) I doubt if either of us Of choicd
would live elsewhere, even in Win
ter. Bill What of the profits of yobr'
farming? Y'ou have said nothing of
them,1 I often hear. Well, it is hoi
yet time to speak of them in fact-,
they are as yet unspeakably small-,
Thus far, I have been making a farlii
rather than working one, and ihb pit
cess is not yet Complete-. The first
apple-trees of my planting, are just
beginning to bear"; my best lahd,
havihg beeh recently bought, and hot
yet thoroughly drained, is not yet
productive. Nor do i expect that
farming or anything else will p: y
without better oversight than 1 hae
yet been able to accord to it.
Do you rot perceive,' said 01 o
near to rne ' that your man therfc dot s
not mote than half work?' ' Certain
ly,' 1 replied ; 'I am quite aware of
it. Were he disposed to be efficient
he Would work his own land, not
mine.' You can scarcely hire any
work well done, to which yoa cannot
give personal attention. Publishing ,
newspapers by proxy would be still
more ruinous than farming. ?
But 1 Close With a confident asser.
tion that good fanning teitl pay yes,
dees pay right hereby New York
pays generallyj and pays well. Of
course, he Who lacks capital must
work to disadvantage in this as in
every thing else; and a little capital
will go further in the Far West than
On tbe crowded sea-board ; but I feel
certain that even could make money
by fanning in Westchester county,
if I could give my titee and mind to
it j and that a good farmer, with ad
equate mear.s cari, rn following his
vocation, do as well hear this city as
a reasonable man1 cOuld expect, or
When Geo. Stepheuson was
presenting the claims for the first lo
comotive, in the British Parliannt,
he was sneered at by many members.
Said one of them; 14 Well, Mr.
Stephenson, see how absurd your idea
is. Suppose it were possible for you
to run your carriage twenty miles an
hour on straight rails, so that it could
not get off what if a cow got oh
the track, and you couhl not turn out
for her?" 44 Well, ray Lords," said
Stephenson, 44 it would be bad for the
The sugar crop of Louisiana
promises well. The freedmen are
working better and more cheerfully
than at any time since the war.- 1
only hi alone, they will naturally
'fall into line' as laborers help
themselves, and save the planter.
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