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OREGOIV. CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY ? JUNE 205 -18G8.
(Ti)c lUccIiln Enterprise.
rCBLISHeD BVEUT SATURDAY MORNING
Ysy D. C. IRELAND,
VFKICE: South east corner of Fifth and
ilux itreets, in the bflilding lately known
as the Court IIoHse, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of Subscription.
One copv, one jFear in advance ?3 00
.V i( delayed 4 00
Terms of Advertising.
Transient advertisements, per square
(12 lines or less) first insertion ...'2oQ
For each subsequent insertion 1 00
Business Curds one square per annum
parable quarterly 12 00
One column per annum 120 00
One half column " 00 00
One quarter " " 40 00
Leal advertising at the established rates.
Book and Job Printing !
j rjHE ESTERPRISE OFFICE
1 luppliec? with every requisite for doing
a superior style of work, and is eonstant
lr accumulating new and beautiful styles
' of in;if?rial, and is prepared for every
I BOOK and Jon
' jp x. TV rr i g- i
! AT SATISFACTORY 1'IUCES.
The Public are invited to call and
examine both our specimens and facilities
for doing work.
" DCS NESS CARDS.
Main street, (opposite the Woolen Mills,)
Oregon City, Oregon.
E. B. KELLY,
T This is the most commodious Hotel
inthe city. Newly furnished, and just open
lor the recentioflyof guests.
JJjtf" It will be the endeavor of the Propri
etor to make his guests comfortable. Jiiatf
Main Street Oregon City.
JACOB E0EHM, Proprietor.
QliriLXTiO is prices :
The undersigned wishes to give notice
that from Satin-Jay, October 5th, isti", prices
at the above house will be as follows :
.Hoard and Lodging per week 00
lioai d w ithout "Lodging '1 00
Hoard and Lodging per dav 1 VQ
Oregon City, Oct. 3d, 1307. 50:tf
- ?.. n Tr.,.,., r-.
O i. " - ,t - i I rT " ' tf '
U. I. U'lllTi:. ( Pr-mri-fr-,
Oregon City, Oregon.
We invifo the citizens of Oregon City, and
the trawling public, to give us a share of
their patronage. Meals can be had st ail
hours, to please the u.ost fastidious. 10
ffll U ( Jltliti.Si V. O f' I if. JIM 4W I .
O Notice td the Public.
TIIAVE this day closed the Barlow House
. . in f;vor of the Cliff House. Hope my
old customers will give their liberal patiuu
.v'" to the above well kept house. They
will find .Messrs. White k Khoades always
on band to make guests comfortable.
.TOUN" SOU ADE Proprietor,
IS no prepared to receive and entertain
nil who may favor him with their patron
ni:. The Mouse is Ncvr and the Booms are
atul Neatly FiirHisried: The Table
will be supplied with all the delicacies ef
the season. The House is situated near the
Kteamer landing. The proprietor will at all
titu;s endeavor to give entire satisfaction to
alr-Vrho may favor him with a call, and
ould respectfully solicit the patronage of
tlie Traveling Public. 41:'tf.
Hoard per week .:. . ;.?5 00
B;ard and Lodging"
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
Main street, Oitjvn 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. (o2
Manufacturer and Dealer in
i Main street, between Third and Fourth,
I Oregon Ciiy.
1 fJMlE attention of parties desiring anything
J JL in my liue, is directed to fnvstock, be-
jure iuhkiui; i)urcuascs eisewnere.
J (ly) JOHN H. .SCHRAM.
: clark gb7e1:nmai
i On EG OX C1TT.
AH orders for the delivery of merchandise;
or paekaures and freight ot whatever descrip
tion, to any part of the city, will be executed
promptly and witlicare. " lt3.6m
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 1$'?. at the old stand,
Mai.v Street, Oregon Citt.
An assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Uepairings done on short notice,
i nd thankful for past favors. (.37
Sue- to SMITH MARSHALL,
LlachSmilh and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
Blacksmithing in all its branches. Wagon
makjg and repairing. AH work warranted
to give satisfaction." (S'J
RETAIL DEALER IN
Has removed tnto a LARGER STORE, in
here he will be pleased to wait upon his
'1 customers and as many uew ones as ma
In addition to the above, he has recently
& WELL SELECTED ASSORT
I'trfumery and Cosmetics !
w ,!ch ar offered for sale at reasonable rates.
Oregon City. Oct. 10th,
di J J v-
L add & Tilt on,
Will give prompt attention to collections !
and other business appertaining to Banking.
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange j
On SaD Francisco and the Atlantic States for
sale. Government Securities bought aud
L , C . Fuller,
n t T7-. , t-i ' , ,
Pays the Highest Price for Cold Dust
Legal Tenders and Government securities
bought aud sold. S'o. loS Front St.,
xi.tf Portland, Oregon.
BT EOX Z. IIOI-MES.
JOHN' SlTXIiE ISLAND.
HOLMES & SUNDERLAND,
95 First street, Portland Oregon.
Manufacturers and dealers in Boots r.nd
shoes of the latest styles and best material.
San Er and sco and Philadelphia.
goods always on hand. Agents for Howe's
Family Sewing Machines, aud John G. FcT
soul's hand sewing machines. Zs'eedles and
thread for sale. ( y-i.l
Thomas W. Kinney,
49 Front street, Portland Oregon,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Is constantly in receipt of Pure Whiskeys
direct from the A tlantic States, ana can oiler
to the trade better inducements than any
other house in Portland.
Dr. F. Barclay, 51. R. C L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Resident,
Main. Street jr-n Oregou City.
Permanently Located at Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms with Dr. Saffarans, on Main street.
W. C. JOHNSON. t o. M COB'S.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
5 5?'" Will attend to all business entrusted
t.i our care in any of the Courts of the State,
collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es
IyParticuIar attention given to contested
J. B. UPTON,
Attorney and Counselor-atLaw,
Oregon City, Oregon.
" Office over the store of Pope & Co.,
street. I -i'j.tf
EEIITOH KILLI If,
Oifgon City, Oregon
Oflice in Charman's Brick Block, up
A. II. UELL.
E. A. PAUKEU.
BELL & PARI
AND DEALERS IN
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store.
S3.) Main Street, Oi:Ef;oN City.
SHADES SA LOON.
Wat Side Main, Street, between, Second and
Third, On'joii City.
GE0BGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liquors and cigars.
ISAAC FARlt. JOHN FAIUtJ
PARR & BROTIIEU,
Butchers and Meat Venders.
Thankful for the favors of the community
in the past, wish to say that they will con
tinue to deliver to their patrons, from the
wagon, as usual,
On. Tuesday.-; enul SaturJiiys of encJi
all the best qualities of Beet, Mutton, and
Pork, or any other class of meats in the
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE :
BRA N AND CHICKEN FEED !
Parties wanting feed must furnish
hei'r sacks. SO.tf
NOTICE TO ALL
First Class Fine cf Coarse
Made or Repaired. E.-pcci?:l cam and at
tention paid to orders for tine work, such as
Ladies' and Misses Fine Gaiters, Gents' Fine
French Calf Boots, etc. ,
."-If Orders solicited from abroad will bs
executed with neatness and dispatch.
TERW1LLIGF.K & SMITH,
4o.tf Green St., Oswego, Oregon
A. J. MONROE. W. A. K. MEI.LEN.
MONROE St MELLEN,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Monu
ments, Head and Foot, stones,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
to order. jVj.tt
RANCH FOR SALE.
SITUATED BETWEEN THE CLACK
amas and the
OREGON CITY TOWN PLAT '.
In the vicinity of the place of T. J. Ilunsaker
'37 Will be sold cheap for cash,
jtplv to LEV V A FECliHEIMER,
- tf 1 ' Main street, Oregon C:ty
BOOTS AND SE0ES.
TST" not) Pairs have just been received at
the Philadilphia Hoot ttore, comprising cv
ervtbin" intended for the understanding:,
which Rast & Cahalin. 112 Front street
Portland, are prepared to seil at the lowest
living price. !ee advertisement.
ILL HEADS PKINTFJ,
At the Enterprise 022c
I 3 V
Written for the Unionist.
"X'impsrtc; Ptriisips We're In. ill
There 's a keen bon mot iu Frcnchy style,
By Voltaire, the wicked and witty,
" ho Praiu hls friend, till with a smile
His hearer said : "'Tispity
JIu speaks so ill of you ; I fear
His principles are shaken ;"
"N'impoi te!" says old Voltaire. "My dear
Perhaijs we're both mistaken!"
0ten 'n ni.v wn concerns,
Of making Love, or money ;
Thi3 wittv Fl.enchinan.a ulot turns
As pr.t, if not as funny;
If it should bo my last amour,
By lady fair forsaken
"N'importe ! My darling, to be sure,
Perhaps we 're both mistaken."
And when, as frequently. I go
To listen to the preaching,
Where words fail tinged with Lrimdonc, tho'
I dont believe such teaching
Yet, waiting 'till the man is through,
In hopes to save my bacon
"X'ifuporte! I whistle, it is true,
Perhaps we're both mistaken '."
And if for oflice I should run,
And cannot get the votes,
1 do not blackguard any one,
For turning of their coats;
The man and party now ahead
Will soon be overtaken
And if they 'aint, no tears are shed
" N'iiiiporte ! I'm but mistaken."
And when the world and I fall out,
While all my plans are scattered,
And ugly stories creep about,
In which I'm far from flattered,
I keep my good will for the mass,
My faith in man unshaken
"N'importe the world thinks me an ass,
Pjrhaps we're both mistaken ?''
So ifyou are not understood.
And all your plans miscarry,
If woman would not when you would
Fools, seldom fail to marry
If you're a man don't be a fool
From all your troubles waken,
"N'importe! Tisbest to still keep cool,
Purhaps we're all mistaken ?"
II a nit r IIorELESS.
THE JIYSTEIIY OF EDITIXG.
EY HENRY WARD EEECIIEH.
The world at large do not under
stand the mysteries of a newspaper;
nnd, as in a watch, the hands that
are seen arc but pis-ive instruments
of the sprhis, which are never seen,
so, in a newspaper, the most worthy
causes of its prosperity are often least
observed or known. Who suspects
iho bent-fit which the paper derives
from the enterprise, the vigilunce, and
watchful fidelity of the publisher?
Who pauses to think how much of
the pleasure of reading is derived
from the skill and care of the printer!
We feel the blemishes of printing, if
they exist, but seldom observe the
We eat a hearty dinner, but do
not think of the farmer that raises
the material thereof, or the cook that
prepares them with infinite pains and
skill. But a cook of vegetables, meat,
pastry, and infinite bon bon?, has a
paradisical off-ee in comparison with
an editor! Before hira pass all the
exchange newspapers. He is to know
all their contents, to mar!; for other
eyes the matter that requires atten
tion. His scissors are to be alert,
aud clip with incessant industry all
the' little items thac together form so
large an interest in the news depart
ment. He passes in review, each
week, every Stale in the Union
through the newspaper lens. He
looks across the ocean and sees
strange lands, and following the sun,
he searches all around the world for
material. It will require but one sec
ond for the reader to take in what
two hours search produced. Yy him
are read the manuscripts that swarm
the oflice like flies in Jul v. It is lis
frown that dooms them. It is his
hand that condenses a whole page
into a single line. It is his discreet
sternness that restricts sentimental
obituaries, that gives poets a twig on
which to sit and sing their first lays.
And the power behind the throne,
in newspapers as in higher places, is
sometimes important as the throne
itself. Correspondents, occasional or
regular, stand in awe at the silent
power which has the last glance at
an article, and may send it forth in
glory or humility. And, in short,
as the bod? depends upon a good di
gestion, so the health of a newspaper
depends upon that vigorous digestion
which goes on by means of the editor.
Ought they not to be honored?
And since little fame attends them,
they should at least have their crea
ture comforts multiplied. From that
dark and dismal den residence they
are at length translated!
In the Dead Letter Office at
Washington are now arranged in
show cases for public exhibition, up
wards of a thousand articles of value
and interest, which have from time
to lime been received and yet re
Brigham Young has sent an or
der to a firm in Philadelphia, for 1G
complete sets cf harness, to be gor
GRAY'S HARBOR. j
Ed. Enterprise : tr V
Inclosed please find a preliminary
chart of Gray's Harbor, W. T., made
from a survey under A. D. Bache in
1862. Those who may be " looking
around," with a view to locating
upon this coast, are recommended to
visit Gray's Harbor, and the valley
of the Chehalis.
Gray's Harbor was discovered on
the 7th of May, 1702, by Capt.
Robert Gray, of Boston, the renown
ed discoverer of the Columbia Iliver,
who named it Bulfinch Harbor, in
honor of one cf the owners of his
vessel, the . Columbia.. In . October
of the same year it was surveyed .by
Lieut. Whidbey, of Vancouver's ex
pedition, who gave it the Damo of
Gray's Harbor, in compliment to the
American navigator. There are two
capes or points at the entrance of the
harbor; the northern, being Point
Brown, and the southern Chehalis
Point, upon which Chehalis City is
situate. Inside of these Points, the
harbor spreads out into a large heart
shaped bay, contracting on the east
side, at the mouth of tin Chehalis
River, having the base of the cone to
wards the entrance from the ocean.
A bank extends across the entrance,
having an opening or passage, about
threesfourths of a mile in width, car
rying from five to eleven fathoms
of water. Outside of the bank is
another narrow bar, with only some
three fathoms of water. From this
point the depth increases towards the
east; the deepest water being between
the points of entrance.
The bay is surrounded by mud
fl its, which are bare at low water.
The mouth of the Chehalis is pretty
near due east from the entrance, at a
distance of twelve miles from Point
Brown. The greatest width north
and south is some fifteen miles; the
area of the bay being about one hun
dred and fifty square miles. Gray's
Harbor h-ts been pronounced by
competent judges to equal the harbor
of Boston. The LTmptalah, llokium,
and several other small streams,
empty directly into Gray's Harbor.
The largest river emptying into it is
tho Chehalis, which takes its rise in
the Cascade It.ingo, near the Colum
bia Iliver, flows north a considerable
distance, thence almost due west. It
possesses many tributaries, the prina
eipa! of which are the Satsop, Wynoo
chee, VVestican, John's, Black, Skook
uqi Chuck and Newawcum. This
valley ij the richest and most exten
sive of the ri7er valleys west of the
Cascade Mountains; varying in
breadth from fifteen or twenty to
Gfty miles. In fact, we may say
that the whole of the country from
the Chehalis to the bead of the Sound
and the head of Hood's Canal is
admirably adapted to farming pur
poses. Fine prairie land, to the ex
tent of 75,000 acres, well suited for
grazing, lies in the vicinity of Gray's
Harbor; and the rich river bottoms
of the Chehalis and its tributaries,
now covered with an undergrowth of
alder, maple, &c., easily cleared,
would furnish first rate farms for
thousands of people. Populate these
valleys, and a mart or emporium of
trade would of necessity spring up on
Gray's Harbor, or at the mOuth of
the Chehalis, with easy outlet to the
ocean. Remoteness from market
should not deter settlers from occu
pying these rich tract3. Such an
extensive body of fertile back coun
try, so capable of subsisting a large
population, will soon find an outlet
a market for its produce. A road
is feasible from the mouth of the
Satsop river to the head of the Sound,
not to exceed in distance thirty miles.
And even now, by the ordinarily
traveled route, the distance from
Chehalis to Olympia is but ninety
miles. Such difficulties are not in
surmountable hardlv to be consid
ered in a new country. Where was
the market for any of the settlements
on Puget Sound, only a few years
ago? With the appearance of popu
lation, and its necessities, all such
obstacles at once vanish. To the
pioneer making a new State they
amount to nothing.
At all seasons and stages of water,
the Chehalis is navigable, for vessels
of light draft, to the Wynoocbee, and
at high stages of water to the mouth
ot the Satsop. With some improve
ments to the channel, for eight
months in the year small steamers
of proper construction come to
Skookura Chuck, or even higher up
the Chehalis. There is a good wag
on road from Olympia to the block
house on the Chehalis, some twenty
miles above the mouth of the Satsop;
from thence, Indians and canoes are
hvays ia readiness to transport
freight or passengers down the river.
Chehalis City, Cosmopolis nnd
Monte2no the two latter on Che
halis lay claim to the name of towns.
The vast forests of -magnificent trees
of the very best kinds, so accessible
to navigable water, and the numer
ous streams furnishing water power,
or channels for transportation present
lumbering facilities- hardly surpassed
even upon Puget Sound.
The waters all abound in salmon,
trout, and numerous varieties of e3i
ble fish; nnd game, both large and
small, are plentiful in the woods and
prairies. Yours &c., l. b.
The directors of a railway lead
ing out of the city of Carlisle, Eng
land, offer a free passage for seven
years to any one who will erect a
residence of the value of $2,500 in
gold, near the line of road.
The Cobden Club, of which Mr.
Gladstone is President, offers a gold
medal for the best essay on the best
R ay of developing improved political
and commercial relations between
Great Britain and the United States.
A fair for some objects was late
ly given in Paris, in which the Prin
cess de Metternich and other high la
dies of the court played shopkeeper.
We learn with surprise that there
was no extortion practiced upon pur
At the annual dinner of the Roy
al Victoria Yacht Club, in London,
Mr. Ashbury suggested that a chal
lenge be sent to the New York Club
to arrange for a race with English
yachts from Ryde pier to New York.
Mr. Ashbury will himself subscribe
500 towards the Contest.
An eminent statistician is inves
tigating the facts involved in the quc-
ry " whether the dirty boots of men
in horse cars soil ladies garments as
much as tho bedrabbled dresses of
women soil gcnleman's apparel in
The people of Lexington, Mass.,
wanted to loan the credit of the town
to a hotel company, because there
were not men rich enough in town to
furnish the money, and if the hotel
was not built, a gymnastic school
w ould not be established there. The
State Legislature rejected the novel
The Manchester Print Works,
in New Hampshire, employ 2,500
hands, and run 90,000 spindles and
70 sets woolen cards at full capacity.
Their works embrace manufactories
of cassimeres, delainesj prints and
sheetings, of which their aggregate
yearly product is 20,000,000 yards.
Columbus avenue is sood to be
one of the finest atenues in Boston,
according to the Traveler. There
are not 20 house lots on it for sale be
yond Dartmouth street ; 70 buildings
are either nearly completed, or else
just begun, and 80 more are projec
ted and will be completed before the
coming fall. The buildings are all of
the best class.
Leuwhenhock has computed that
100 single threads of a full grown
spider do not equal the diameter of
the hair of the beard ; and when the
young spiders begin to spin, 4.00 of
them are hot larger than one of a ftill
growth ; consequently, 4,000,000 of
a spider's threads are about the size
of a single hair of a man's beard.
In his recent speech on the Irish
question John Bright had occasion to
quote from the one hundred and
Twelfth Psalm. He spoke of this
psalm as written by "the inspired
king and bard and prophet." Where
upon a newspsper critic informs Mr.
Bright that the psalm la question has
never been assigned to David, and is
thought by Ewald to have been writ
ten long after the return from Baby
Of Tennyson's lines On a Spite
ful Letter, the Tomahawk says; " To
see Napoleon on the rock of Elba
turn round and run after his cocked
hat which the wind might hate blown
off, would not be as great a descent
from the sublime to the ridiculous, as
this sad ebullition of childishness on
the part of the author of In memori
arnT The feat has been practically ac
complished cf sending two telegraph
ic dispatches at the same time from
opposite directions, over the same
wires, on long distances. It will
prove of great value in the constra
tion of new lines, making only a sin
gle wire necessary, ,and saving the
$G0 or 70 a mile which would be re
quired for a second wire. Is will ul
so greatly increase the working pow-
er of existing companies.
EXCITIXG RACE RY KAUi.
Socm Bend, Indiana, May 14, 1S6S.
South Bend, Indiana, is eighty-six
miles from Chicago, In an easterly
direction, and it takes three and one
half hours to pass over that distance.
The route taken is by the Michigan
Southern and Northern Indiana raik
road, which passes through a beauti
ful section of country, well watered
aud timbered, and a goodly portion
under prosperous cultivation. For
a distance after leaving Chicago the
road follows close beside the shore of
Lake Michigan, but soon deflects
leaving the broad expanse of water
on the left, while to the right stretch
green fields and inviting wood, the
branches heavy with the buds of
spring, and now and then a pleasant
inland lake is found, the banks fring
ed with green and surface mirroring
the cloudy of heaven.
About five miles from the city of
Chicago we reached a station called
Chicago junction. At this point the
Illinois Central Railroad crosses the
Michigan Southern at right angles,
running to the southwest. Here also
the Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne
road, which had been gradually ap
proaching ns since leaving the city,
commences running parallel, which
course it keeps at a distance of about
ten rods for some six or eight miles.
EXCITING RACE BY RAIL.
On my second trip to liiis place I
left Chicago in the night, and when
we reached Chicago Junction the
train on the road was there also.
Our train started about one minute
in advance of the other, and we had
not gone far before he came puffing
along, rapidly gaining on us. He
caught us, and from my window I
could see the engine pass us, and the
cars, one by one. The sparks flew
11 n s -v
liKe a snower or meteors, uur en
gineer began to " let out," but the
other fellow was still going ahead
Faster and faster we moved along
Thicker and thicker flew the sparks
Still faster were we hurried over the
road. The race grows exciting. The
windows were filled with faces watch
ing the test of speed, some offering
to stake money on the result; others
too timid to accept the offers. Soon
we began to run evenlv, soon after it
was noticed that the other train bes
gan dropping off. We passed one
car and another. Yet the other fel
low was almost flying. Another car
was passed then the enginej and
amidst the grand pyrotechnic display
which completely enveloped ris, mak
ing it seem as though we were run
ning through flame. Our last car
passed the other engine and we left
them behind. Suddenly, the shrill,
screeching whistle of the' other en
gine, screamed upon the midnight air
an acknowledgement of its defeat,
and at that moment the scene was
one of indiscribable terror. The
black night, the flying sparks and
clouds of smoke, gave it an unearthly
appearance; while the sudden deafen
ing scream of the locomotive sent a
thrill of terror to the soul, making a
little pandemonium for a while. But
we beat them. I learn this is the
practice of the night trains, meeting j
at the J unction.
LA PORTE. I
The first station of importance is
La Porte, Indiana; a pretty city of
some 10,000 inhabitants. It is reg
ularly laid out, contains many blocks
of pretentious beauty, while among
its private residences are some
scarcely equalled in larger cities.
This city is situate on the St.
Joseph river, and contains about 7,000
inhabitants; It is a quiet city; well
laid out, and has some splendid resi
dences. There are two papers pub
lished here, both weekly. The Reg
ister was formerly conducted by
Schuyler Colfax, speaker of the house
of representatives. To say that it is
radical in its proclivities is unneces
sary from the above mentioned fact.
This is the home of this distinguished
gentleman, and in the estimation of
the people here, the world never pro
duced another such personage. He
merits well the regards which are
paid him by the people at large, as
he has proved himself in all emergen
cies as the right man in the right
place. Here the people all talk of
Schuyler Colfax, and whenever a
male child i3 born it is christened
Schuyler Colfax, and I am told there
somewhere near four hundred infants
in town sporting the cognoman of
this great man; and more arc arriv
ing . every .-day. I hope lie is not
obliged to shower presents upon them
all; else he would be impoverished in
a week. You see what it is to be
celebrated, especially for a single man
The manufacturing interests of
South Bend are great, including og
ricultural implements, chairs, wag
6ns, etc.,' and a large amount of cap
ital is hero invested. The river,
which is a broad stream, with a swift
current, supplies an excelleut water
power, for the various manufactur
ing establishments and mills.
About three miles from this city,
in a north-easterly direction, its situ
ate Notre Dame college, the dome
of which can be seen above the bluffs
which intervene. It is a catholic in
stitution, but one of the best schools
in the United States. I propose
visiting it in a few days, when I will
endeavor to give yotrr reuders an ide4r.. r
of its maguitude and beauty, as also
the school of St. Mary's for gills,
near by the above college.
Until then 1 take my leave, hoping
you have been entertained, which I
seriously doubt by these few Fines.
L.IVI.a OBsCEVE I'lCTlKES.
" Every person who shall by him
self or agent, print, vend, exhibit or
circulate any obscene book, pam
phlet, print or picture, shall upon
conviction, be fined not exceedirg
five hundred dollars, and if the exhi
bition be made to a female, imprison
ment not exceeding three months
may be added.''
So says the Law of Indiana, r.nd
so it should say everywhere, nnd
from a paper of that State we clip the
following truths that should be read
Here w-e have a business not Ii
censed, not regulated, but placed un
der the ban of the law with heavy
penalties for a violation. And no
tice further, that this is net a statrie
ior pecuniary mieresr, out one to
preserve the morals of the communi
ty. No health or life is preserved,
but it is only to guard against the
"corruption of the morals of the
youth." This is right, and Legisla
tors are only doing their duty when
they prohibit the circulation, by sale
or otherwise, of this foul material.
But how must we regard the ine
briate? Is he not a " print," a " pic
ture," a " figure" manifestly tending
to corruption of the of morals com
munity? He is not only this, but he
is often a volume of the most revolt
ing obscenities, the. most loathing cx
.iv kjj mo jj.mii.ci;, int
wholesale and retail dealers in inlox-
icating beverages, a self circulating
and sell-uttering fountain of corrupt- j Lacos Huron and Mich 'nan this vent
ing ideas. 1 ou see those foul "prints" j .,, f ,, , . , . '(rtn nni.
.1 i j . i will fall short about 200,000,000
every uay. uang ug arouuu me uram
shops. Every rum hole is a pub
lishing establishment, of the most
horrid character. Uy a kind of dc
raoniac process, do they set up vital
self print-types; and their impres
sions are flesh and blood cut engrav
ings, and these exhibit corrupting
thoughts and obscene pictures to ev
ery beholder. Dram drinking is every
day stamping upon the hearts of the
youth of the land such blighting pic
tures as will turn their happiness to
gall, and destroy the purity and use
fulness of their lives.
The New York Herald priuts a
private letter from Judge Chase, in
which he says he was not a partisan
on either side in the impeachment
case, and neither expects nor desires
to be a candidate for office again.
' It wrould, however, gratify me ex
ceedingly,'' says he, " if the Demo
cratic party would take ground which
would assure the party against all at
tempts to subvert the principles of
universal ' suffrage established in
eight; and to be established iri all
Southern Contitutionst. Then I
think the future of the great cause
for which I have labored so Ionw
would be secured, and should not re
gret my absence from political la
bor." . ...
The Pacific Railroad Company's
bridge across the Missouri river at j
Omaha, is to be one of the most
substantial and expensive structures ;
in this country. The bottom cord j
will be 55 feet above high water t
mark, thus avoiding the necessity of
a draw. The truss is to be con
structed of iron, supported by sub
stantial Stone abutments and piers.
The estimated cost is 2,500,000, and
its completion, it is thought, w ill re
quire two years.
W. H. Gladstone, son of the
liberal leader, has made his maiden
speech in the House of Commons
With unusual modesty he chose the
dinner hour for the effort, and was
welt received by a thin house. - His
father was not present.
The application of the colored
lawyer for admission to practice at
the Pittsburg bar has been refused,
Jndce Stowe r!eeif?inr that Tr VocV,
(3 - - - ry . uou-
on's application does not come within
the rules of the court, and that the
question of color does not arise in the
The Massachusetts LrrrislAtnro
is discussing the propriety of spend- I is to be appropriated to carry out ex
ing 50,000 for the improvement of 1 perimc-nts begun and to cocstruct sp
Cape Cod harbor, paratus dcti-ned by mm.
(JEX. FISIC AXD TIISTilEATHEr.
A. lady friend of Mrs. Fisk called
on them the other evening at their
rooms in the St. Nicholas Hotel, and'
requested them to go with her to tho
theater and hear Mr. Booth in Romcd
" I cannot go," said the General,"
" I have an cn-iniremcrit."
" Ah, but you ecu get released
from ycur engagement," she insisted
' j " What is it, if I may be so imper-
j linen'?"' : . .
" It is the evening for my prayer
meeting," he replied, 4i and I m:.k
it a point to always to be pscat il
Dossible." .. .
The lady sic:-:cd his hand and tears ::
filled her eyes as the exclaimed," Gen
eral, you have preached me the best
sermon I have heard for many. :s
month. I, too, am a member of t!u
church, and Ought to be as punctual
and faithful in mv unties as vcu ore,
but I am not. But do ''you really
think it is wrong to attend the th-?a-
te r r
after a s.ig
"It voa!d probubjy do ie 'nV-'
harm' he, replied ; 11 But suppose I '
were to go for this season. Mindful
only of my own pleasure or its iufl.i
ence on myself, I U.kc my scaf.
Yonder is a young man who half" been
enticed to the pluce. not without some
misgivings of concicnce ; he casts his-"
eye up, and says to himself with some
satisfaction, 'Alt, there is General.
Fisk. lie is a good Christian ma??,
I heard him deliver an .-.duress loQi
Sabbath school the other Sabbath 5
surely 1 must be ail right in Christian.
No," said the nobh
j Christian man ,: I can not lend inv
influence to that wh'h is corrupting.
the yon! h of ov.r laud and debasing
Ark your l-eihl.cr to subscribe'
for the ExTERPBisE.
New Yuik Slate bus 14,550
school .house?, which are valued atK.
10,lS0.50d. The system require ,
for. its support .0,23 0,170. ..
of D'Aicy MtGce, is a bo'd, dMilnc
well dressed sfeliow. and fiiuiOs a
t;usiiv Liu:u v. aicii MiiU cuaiii.
! -The lumber crop gotten out otG
feet of last season's stock.
Chicago is proud of its cntei
p rising- burglars, who entered ' and
fobbed seven larzo warehouses ail in
a row, in one night.
W. C. Patten, of Uolewarr,
Ohio, lost 130 worth of clover sc-e,
by spontaneous combustion. It wa
in an almost air-tight bin all winter.
A severe epidemic of scarl.it fe
ver has prevailed in Boston during
the past year, r.nd stillg continues,
though tho number of deaths is di-
The water in Lake Michigan is
30 inches lower than it was six years
ago. If its avcriigii depth is 150 feet,
in GOO years wc may expect too soo
the bottom. , -
Losses on the lines ot steamers
centering at Detroit last year ave
driven the owners into a readjust
ment of the shipping interest of the
We think Solomon, was j g')t in
his oft quoted remark about novel
ties, when we read that a London
magazine has an article ou ihe ctnlij.
v.ity of the cancon.
A pension cf i.'2u0 per annum
has been conferred on Lady IJrew-
ster in consideration of the scientific
labors of her distinguished husband,
tlic lUle Lv' i Lrewstcr.
An English magazine lias an ar
ticle on soma of Tennyson's late po ems
entitled, " What is the Laureate
about V The Boston Advertiser an
swers : " About exhausted."
An exchange asks : "How is it
that women constantly find refuge in
tears We know of many women,
who, judging from their husband'b
coats, constantly avoid tears. .
An insane doctor hi the Edin
bnrgh asylum insists that he knows
Noah very well, declaring that Ik;
was a nice boy in early life, but af
! terwards fl-11 into dissipated habits,
I And we knew a Noah also, but he
j had no connection with the deluge
1 man ' "'
The publication , of the works of
the late illustrious. and learned Leon
Fouea'clt is to be undertaken at the
expense cf the French Government,
; and an annual sum of 10.0JJ franc