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Zl)t Ulccklti (Enterprise.
pt BUSHED KVEET SATURDAY MORXINO
By D C. IEELAND,
cFICE: South east corner of Fifth and
t" Maix streets, in the building lately know n
as the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
Terms of Subscription.
One opr, one year in advance 3 00
- ". " " il delayed 4 00
Terms cf Advertising.
Transinnfadrertif ements, pnr square
(12 lineaor less) first insertion 50
. For each subsequent insertion 1-00
JJusincs.s Cards one square per anuurn
i payable quarterly 00
One column per annum I-' 00
One half column " K 00
One quarter " " . . . . : ... 40 U0
Legal advertising at the established rates.
Dr. E. Barclay, IKL R. C. Lv
'(Formerly Surgeon to the lion. II. B. Co.)
.C.V'.'i Oregon Citr.
Permanently Located at Oregon City, Oregon.
Ruoraswith Dr. alfarans, on J.Iain street.
-Q CSW KGO, OUEvJOX.
i JOHN' SCHADE Proprietor,
IS now prepared to receive and entertain
who may favor him with their patron
age The lL'ttse is New and the Rooms are
j 'e!y and Neatly Furnished. The Table
! will be supplied with nil the delicacies tf
s the season. The House is situated near the
Meamcr landing. Toe proprietor will at all
j times endeavoV to give entire satisfaction to
I all who may favor him with a cull, and
vroflTd resm-ctfuliv solicit the pa'ronage of
1 tl Traveling Public. 41:tf.
Hoard p' oek ? 00
: Hoard and Lodging tJ 00
Mingle Meals .'. , . SO
" OREGON HOUSE,
I Wain Street Oregon City.
) JACOB BOEHM, Proprietor.
, Q KSTiULljllKD 1S"7. .
" KEDKTIO.VIX PRICES!
t . The undersigned wishes to cive notice
that fr.nn Saturday, October ,'t!i, : b'j", piiees I
J Hoard and 'Lamping per week 00
ourd without Lodging. 4 t!
Board and Lodging per day. . 1 CO
J Oregon Citr. Oct. 3d, 107. l.V':tf
: ct Yr ouse.
ffiok Mais Street,
1 tm. X'-rfy Ofposik Wooien Fadc-rv,
I W. L. WHITE, ( ,
gW. ltllOADES, Iropnelora.
3 . Oregon City. Oregon.
I We invite the citizen of Oregon City, ant!
"the traveling public, to give us a share of
' "liir patronage. .Meals can be had at all
' Lours, to please the n.ost fastidious.
NoticS tc the Public.
JllAVi: thi day closed the Barlow Hons?
in favor of the Clitf House. Hope my
oi't eustdiuers will give ttioir nocrai patron- i
flgu to tlte above well kept house. i ney
will, find .Messrs. White A Rhoadcs always
n hand to make guests comfortal !e.
V. I. I5AKL0W.
r. n. :nL!H.jt,;.i, 1
I.OCIS K1N-TKIV. )
s Hildburg, Bros. Si, Co.
IMPOitTLIiS A N 1) AVHOLF.SALK DKAl.fi.K3 IN
I AH Kimi of Vogimcs,
' Scot.cli and Irish Whislie.t.
I llurnt Gin, Domestic Liquors, Wines,
I &',., d-c, tt-c.
I No. 2(5 Front st , O. S. X. Co.'s new brick
I Mock, I'm tland Oregon. 2'j
Juslkoof the Peace it City Recorder.
OJice -InCthe Court Housa nnd City
j Council Room, Oregon City.
Wii; attend 65 the acknowledgment of
5 i'.'i'ds, and ail other duties appertaining to
ti,:Uco of Justice of the JVaee.
Retell dealer in School Books, Sa
i tionera : also. Patent Medicines.'
and Pcrfuv.icry .
At the Post-office, in Masonic Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
I William Broughton,
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Mam sl-eef, Oregon Ctty.
Will attend to all work in hi line, con
sisting in.part of Carpenter and Joiner work
training, building, etc Jobbing promptly
I JOHN Ii. SCHRAM,
Macwfacturer and Dealer in
j A SADDLES, HARNESS,
I etc., etc.,
lain street, betw een Third and Fourth,
J Oregon dig.
I rT11.' attention oi' parties desiring any thing
I .1. in my line, is directed to my stock, be-
-ore making purchases elsewhere".
i JVO JOHN 1I.SCI1RAM.
CLABI. GEEENMAH, : ,
flf AH or,;r for the delivery o
ii ?r lnickires aud freight ot win
av na.rt. of th. ritv u-lll h.
I !"-om.,tiv Hud wkheare. " '
G W. F. H1GKFIELD,
Established since 1 S 10. at the old stand,
Maim Street, Oregon Citt.
An assortment of Watches. Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, a!i of which are warranted
to boa represented,
jiepai rings done on short notice,
nd tnaukful for past favors. (07
DAVID SMITH, ' -
Succor to SMITH MARSHALL,
ad-Smith and Wagon Maker,
i Comer of iiaiu and Third stress,
Oregua City Oregon.
:ack85nithingiuaU itsbranehps. Wagon
I. am repairing,
All work warranted
1 jT"0 of the most desirable places in Ore
I ft" ' co,'itin? of a House suitable for
C , ,"e fiimily or a public boarding house
I ;SarQ-ith an Orchard, barn, one or two
I rv fCW3'. ctc-' is now cC'd for reot on
. '"muuis terms.
W. J, CALDWELL,
Oregon City, Oregon.
II . .J. I '--.l.
Ii a d d & Tilt on,
Will give prompt attention to collections,
and other business appertaining to Banking.
bight and Telegraphic Exchange
ii San Francisco and rise Atlantic States for
government fcecurjiies bought and
L. C. Fuller,
Pays the Highest Price for Gold Dust
Legal Tenders and Government securities
bought and sold. No. loS Front U.,
xi-tf l Portland, Oregon.
I. ga:wx. ... cnnxcr ball.
GRAD0N U Co.,
Wagons & Carriages,
201 and 203 Front st., Portland, Oregon. -
07 Wagons of every description
made to order. General Jailing done
with neatness and dispatch.
Order from the country promptly
n t1 ' n '1 '-ft to
iii.o.s t. iiui..:t:s. .ioiin sundbhlaxd.
HOLMES & SUNDERLAND,
95 1'irst street, Portland Oregon.
Manufacturers and dealers in Boots and
shoes of the latest styks and best material.
San Francisco and Philadelphia
poods always on hand. Agents for Howe's
Family Sewing .Machines, and John G. Fcl
sum's hand sewing machines. Needles and
thread for sale. (34. 1 ;
Thomas W. Kinney,
49 Front street, Portland Oregon,
WINES AND UgUGRS3
Is constantly in receipt of Pure Whiskeys
direct from tiie Atlantic States, ana can offer
to the trade better inducements than any
other house in Portland.
Boots with Wire Quilted Bottoms
These Boots are made on the American
standard last. They never fail to fit and feel
comfortable, and require no " breaking in."
The Wire Quilted Soles
have been proven by practical experience to
last twice as Iohl? ;:s the ordinary soles. A
snleudid assortment fut received at
K. !.. WJHTE Co.'s,
Bout and Shoe store.
"0 l:)l First st. Portland.
w. c. jOHNsor-r.
f. o. si cow.v.
JOHNSON & HcCOWN,
OREGO X C I T V, O R E G O N .
Zji?' Wi'.l-attend to all business entrusted
t.i o;;r care in any cf the Courts of the State,
e.iileet nioue-, usgoti-ita loans, sell real es
t !.N.-:.-. -
.?? "Furticalar ctteutioa given to contested
laud cases. 1 .y 1
0 ?J K I L L I N, .. .
o:i Citv. Ores
in Char masi's
A. 11. EEL!..
BELL & PARKER!
AXD DEALE?." TV
Chemicals, 1'atcnt Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, 1wnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Stare.
Zo.) Main Strf.f.t, Oregon Crrr.
West Side il'ln Strett, letscnn- Second and
T.'.'.rJ, Vij'jit, Cit:.
GE0HGEA. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor beg leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
abuve named popular saloon is open fortheir
accommodation, with a :icw and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands of wines,
liquors and cigar. 52
ISAAC FAltR. JOHN FAIIR.
H Cc BE0TIIEE,
Butchers und Meat Venders.
Thankful for the favors of the community
in tiie past, wish to say that they will con
tiuue to deliver to their patrons, from the
wagon, as usual,
On Tutsdayts and $attrji l.i cf each week,
all tho best qualities of Beef, Mutton, and
Pork, or nny other class of meats in the
KEHP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALS i
BRA N AND CHICKEN FEED !
Parties wanting feed nmst furnish
H0TICE TO ALL
First Class Fine or Coarse
.ISoois and !ioes!
Made or Repaired. Especial care and at
tention paid to orders for line work, such as
Ladies' and Mi-ses Fine Gaiters, Gents' Fine
French Calf iooi-, etc.
Orders solicited from abroad will be
eiCecated wi'h neatness and dispstHi.
TKKWILLIGFK & SMITH,
40.tf Green st., Osweao. Ortgon
A. J. MONKOK. . V.-. A. K. M ELLEN.
B10NR0E & BIELLEN,
Dealers in California . Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Monu
ments, Head and Fool stones,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
RANCH FOR SALE.
SITUATED BETWEEN THE CLACIC
aruas and the
0KEG0N CITY TOWN PLAT !
In the yicinity of the place of T. J. Hunsaker
Will be sold cheap for cash.
Amdy to LEVV& FFCHIIEIMER,
?.if " fuin street. Oregon City
bills Jt CO.
Portland Dray and Hack Co.,
Ojfie at Dray and Jlick Stal'.et,
Cor. Stark and Second sis, Portland.
fT All business intrusted to us executed
with care and dispatch. No commissions
charged on freight advanced. Orders for
hacks prcwytly rUtndcd to, day cf right.
Sunbeams creeping through the maples
Flashed across the window pane,
Lighting up the darkened parlor
Like a shower of golden rain.
Baby may, her white bands softly
Folded in her mute surprise,
Sat upright upon the carpet
P.aby wonder in her eyes.
Soon, the little hands unloosing,
Each assayed the toy to grasp,
But in rain no shining substance
Found she iu her tightened clasp.
Down she went upon the carpet,
Creeping softly round and round,
Making eager, restless movements,
And a cooing, baby sound.
Reaching now. and now bewildered,
By her shining new-found prize
All the while the baby wonder
Beaming in her violet ees.
Wearied with the vain endeavor.
Both the dimpled hands grew still.
But the bright eyes watched the sunbeams
Flitting here and there at will.
Watching them as they danced about her.
Lighting up the carpet gray
Then she softly stooped and kisslthem
Darling, precious Baby May,
1-OU1C OK OPPOSITION.
An old merchant of Naples, named
Morelli, who had realized a splendid
fortune, formed a resolution never, on
any occasion, to lose sight of the
walls of the city that had witnessed
his growing prosperity. He was a
man of great fixity of purpose, and,
fully content with his means, was be
yond the reach of temptation ; never
theless, the duke set himself the task
of overcoming his fancy. With pro
found knowledge of human nature,he
sent Morelli nn edict from the king,
forbidding him under the penalty of
i thousand crowns ever to cross the
frontier of the kingdom. Morelli
l laughed heartily at an order that
chimed harmoniously with his own
inclination. The joke was not less
relished by his friends, and many
were the allusions to the superfluous
severity of the duke. Somehow,
these jests at length lost their raciness,
Morelli ceased to smile, and found
himself perpetually recurring to con
jecture! What could possibly be
the object of the Government in
placing this singular restraint upon
the movements of a peaceful and
loyal citizen ? A thousand ideas
lie began to lose sleep and health,
and, in place cf these came a morbid
desire to do the very thing that had
been eo strangely prohibited. He
gave way to it. Sending a thousand
crowns to the duke, Morelli threw
himseif into his carriage,and traversed
into the Papal Statea. lie remained
one uight,and then returned to Naples.
Informed of his return, the duke sent
five huudred pounds to the public
hospital and remitted the other half
of the penalty to Morelli, with the
words, ' Nilimur in ietilum,' (' Op
position augments desire'); adding
that the five huudred pounds had suf
ficed to teach the public how to deal
with a madman.
The AcrOjPojlis. The acropolis of
Athens is a hill 250 feet high, and is
situated near the center of the ancient
city. It was strongly fortified and
ornamented with temples, the chief
of which was the splendid Temple of
Minervaj the g'pry of the Grecian
art. The Persians, under Nerxes,
took the citadel, put the garrison to
the sword, and set fire, to the fortress
and ,the Temple of Minerva. The
temple was rebuilt. by Pericles with
great additional splendor. In the in
terior of this was te rtntue of Min
erva, by Phidias, the master piece of
the art of statuaryl It was of ivorjj
29 fset in hightj and covered with
pure gold to the valtie 4of $530,000.
In the year 1687, the Venetians at
tempted to make themselves masters
of Athens; in the seige, the Turks,
having converted the Temple of Min
erva into a powder magazine, a bomb
fell into it and blew up the whole
roof of that famous edifice. The
Turks afterwards converted the in
side into a mosque. This edifice,
mutilated as it is, still retaios an air
of impressive grandeur, and excites
the admiration of every beholder.
" For these forty years," said the
French Consul to Toqueville, " do I
behold this naatcless structure, and
every day do I discover ner beauties
in it." The Turks fortified the
acropoli3, and bnilt a large irregular
wall.aroand it. In the year 3821,
soon after the revolution in Greece,
this fortress was unsuccessfully be
sieged by the Greeks. The Turks,
who had with them about fifty ot
the principal Greeks, daily cut off
the heads of several and rolled tberh
down the walls of the citadel The
OREGON CITY, ORISGOIV,
A newspaper can drop ,lhe same
thought into a thousand minds at the
same moment. .A newspaper is an
adviser who does not require, to be
songhl, but conies to you without
distracting your private . affairs.
Newspapers, therefore, become more
necessary, in proportion as men be
come more rqnnl individuals, and
more to be feared. To suppose that
they only serve to protect freedom
is to diminish their importance: they
maintaiu civilization. De Tocquville.
The newspaper is a public, pri
vate and business necessity. The
newspaper becomes a producer by
facilitating production. It is as much
a part of the productive industry of a
country as commerce. Although to
superficial observation the newspaper
is a private enterprise, it is in fact an
institution of the country, not self
created, but supervening upon a great
business necessity. Iu exact ratio of
proportion of this necessity wi.'l be
the magnitude of the newspaper. The
relation between it and the community
is exactly reciprocal, the dependence
entirely mutual. The degree of per
fection in subserving the wants of the
commuuity wili be the measure of its
success. If it surpasses this want, il
must foot the bill ; if it falls below
the mark, it is liable to be supplant
ed. The perfect ideal of the news
paper has not been attained. It
.-hould be a complete mirror of the
times, politically, religiously, morally
and financially. It fails io this, when
here and there the prejudices of the
editor, or the vindictiveness of the
proprietor, suppresses a feature under
the false belief that what it smiles
upon must flourish, and what it
frowns upon must die. While the
paper stands as the faithful reflection
of the real life of its day and time, it
draws its support from the entire
community ; when it allies itself to
some sect, party or interest, its sap-
port is circumscribed to the circle of
those holding kindred views, or at
tached to its private interest. As a
mirror, the paper must nfbet the
feature that str.r.di before it. It must
advocate the great public interests, or
at least coast along the shore w here
differences are not sharply difi-icd.
It cannot be t xptcted to espouse the
cause of any speciality, and hence
there is a field for the moral and re.
ligious journal. Within their legiti,.
mate sphere, the moral and sectarian
journal have a place and use, which
make ihem indispensable. Many
people estimate the ability of a news
paper, and the industry af.d talent of
its editor, by the editorial matter it
contains. It is comparatively an
easy ta?k for a frothy writer to pour
out daily columns of words which
have no meaning. His ideas may
flow in one weak, washy, everlasting
flood, and his command oflan-iuap-e
may enable him to string them to
gether Like bunches of onions ; and
yet his paper may be. a meager and
poor concern. But what is the toil
of such a man, who displays his orig
inal matter largely, to that imposed
on a judicious, well informed editor,
who exercises his vocation with an
hourly consciousness of his responsi
bilities and duties, and devotes him
self to the conducting of his paper
with the care and assiduity that a
lawyer bestows upon a suit, or a hu
mane physician upon a patient, with"
out regard to show or display.
Indeed, the mere wi lting part of a
paper is bnt a small portion of the
work. The care employed in select
ing is, far more important, and the
fact of a good editor is better known
by his selections than by anything
else, and that wr ail know is imlf the
battle. But we have said that an
editor ought to be esteemed, and his
labors understood and appreciated by
the general conduct of his paper, its
uniform consistent course, its princi
ples and aims, its manliness, its dig
nity and propriety. To preserve
these as iiiey should be preserved, is
enough to occupy fully the time and
attention of any man. If, to this be
added the genend scpervision of the
newspaper establishment, which most
editors have to encounter, the wonder
is how they find time to write at ail.
A woman iu Boston not long
since, while sewing, pricked the
thumb of her right hand w ith the eye
end of a needle. She thought noth
ing of it at first, but it soon began to
swell. A doctor was called, and af
ter much poulticing and lancing it
was found necessary to amputate it
close to her hand, and this operation
was consequently performed.
All advices from Washington
o-o to show that more men are stop
ping at the Nation's Capitol flat
broke, than were ever heard of be-
fore, in ar.y part of the world. They
are not all to blame for it, and many
of them have the finest qualifications
for business and money making, but
fortune has been adverse to their
planj, and claims.
SATURDAY 9 JUJY
THE GREAT SHOSHONE FALLS.
A visitor to the Great Shoshone
Falls, furnishes the following sketch
to the Idaho Statesman:
On a brignt and lovely morning
in the early part of the present month,
ti small party of ladies and gentle
men, residents of Boise and Silver
Cities, desirous of forgetting for
awhile the dull routine of daily life,
determined upon taking a trip to the
Great Shoshone Falls, the wonders
of which we had all heard frequently
described but none as yet had seen.
It Is unnecessary to mention in
this article the names of the mem
bers ot the party, the mere statemeut
that the " Jacobs Celebrated Variety
Troupe" is the party alluded to will
sufiice; most of them being individu
ally kuown to your readers.
We followed the Overland Stage
Road to Clarke's Ferry on Snake
river, one hundred and thirty miles
distant, averaging about thirty miles
per day, arriving at the ferry on the
afternoon of the fourth day.
One could write an article on the
wonderful beauties of nature we saw
upon our march. I might mention
the Natural Bridge at Clover Creek
which, although not so long nor as
high as the Natural Bridge of Vir
ginia, haa still its many points of
beauty to attract the attention of the
tourist. Then the falls of the Mal
ade, formed by the river rushing and
tearing through a rocky canon, the
walls of which are about sis hundred
feet high, the river taking a flying
leap of about seventy feet. Rock
Springs, a beautiful lake of clear
crystal water gushing from the rocks
at the bottom of a chasm seven hun
dred feet below the surface, and ap
parently not accessible from any
The Lost River at the ferry might
next claim our notice an immense
body of water shooting out from the
rocky cliffs above half a mile north of
Snake river, winding across the plain
and forming near the river a large
lake of pure water which has an out
let into the Snake river. We made
several camps on excellent trout
streams, amongst which we might
mention Canon, Rattlesnake and Ben
net creeks, the first named is too well
knowu to your readers to need a pufi'
from our pen, its reputation being
noblv sustained bv the Iarp-e number
! of trout caught there, and which daily
reach us by the stage.
On the morning of the fifth day
from Boise we started for the Falls,
fifteen miles distant from the ferrv.
It is necessary to cross the river as
they are inaccessible from the north
side. At the ferry the Troupe was
increased in numbers by several la
dies and gentletnen who joined us,
amongst whom I might mention our
special artist, Mr. Junk, whose mag
ni ficent views of tiie Falls attest bis
usefulness as a member of the Troupe.
We reached the Falls about noon,
after three hours travel, five miles of
the road being rough and rocky, ren
dering marching necessarily slow.
Before attempting a description of
the falls, a few words relative to
Snake river, its source, course, etc.,
may not come amiss to your readers.
. . Snake river ii the south fork of the I
Columbia, having the alternate name :
of Lewis, river named after Lewis,
one of the early pioneers who came
West by .way of the Rocky Moun-j
tains, following the course of the
river to the point at which it empties j
into the Columbia. Snake River j
rises in the Rocky Mountains near :
Fremont's Peak on the Dacotab line, j
flowing eight hundred miles through
southern Idaho in a general westerly ,
course, thence Dorth one hundred 1
and fifty miles, forming the boundary
line between Idaho and Oregon, re- j
ceiving as tributaries the Boise, !
Owyhcj, Silmcn and Clearwater
rivers, besides numerous smaller
streams, finally uniting with the
north fork or Clark's River to form
the great Columbia.
The valley of the snake lies along
an almost direct line from the South
Pass of the Rocky Mountains, and in
early days it furnished the most prac
ticable route overland to the Pacific.
In its descent over the elevated plaios
of Idaho, about four hundred miles
from whence it takes its rise in the
Rocky Mountains, Snake river forms
the great Shoshone Falls. The river
here runs through a narrow, rocky
gorge, which widens aud terminates
abruptly in precipitous clifT, the sum
mits of which are about one tbon
sand feet above the level of the rapids,
and so steep that the traveller can
descend at only one point an old
Indian trail, its numerous windings
j tasking it about a mile jp length.
Following this trail, slowly and care
fully the tourist will in due time find
himself standing upon the banks of
the river on a level with the rapids
and overlooking the Falls. The
width of the river at this point has
been variously estimated we thought
it at least two hundred yards. The
rapids here form c series of cascades,
ranging from thirty to sixty feet each
in height, and just below them the
river in one unbroken mass leaps two
hundred and ten feet into the bottom
less pit below. The course of the
river at this point is almost due east
and west; the contour of the Falls is
that of an irregular horse shoe; and
their width, following the course of
the water, is at least four huudred
yards. Although tho river is not
quite as wide at this point as the
Niagara River, the Falls are higher
and quite as beautiful. The most
complete view of the Falis including
the river above and below the
rapid?, cliffs and surrounding scenery
is obtained from Lookout Point.
Lookout Point is a narrow cape of
rocks projecting from the main bluff
about three hundred yards lower
down on the river than the falls, so
narrow that two persons cannot walk
abreast; care and caution should be
exercised in going to the extremity
of this point, the very timid and over
bold should never attempt it, a slip
of tho foot would in a moment pre
cipitate one three hundred feet into
the raging torrent below.
Standing opon this point, we will
endeavor to name the prominct places
of interest. The first object which
attracts our attention is Eagle Rock,
a perpendicular pillar of rock about
one hundred feet in hight, rising from
the midst of the rapids, fifty yards
from the south bank ot the river and
almost overhanging the main cataract.
Upon. the topmost peak of this rock
an American eagle has built his eye
rie, a fitting home for our noble, na
tional bird, long may he live to oc
cupy his unique and romantic abode!
Just above, and about the centre
of the cataract, is Ballard Island, a
small rocky island, covered with ce
dar and juniper trees; several smaiier
islands to tiie right and left - f the
large one, or Ballard Island, add to
the beauty and picturesquencss of
tiie scene. . . ,
The Two Sentinels, two huge rocky
pillars, are on the north, the other
on the south side, overlooking the
fails reminding one of gim sentinels
Z2alously guarding their post. Low
er down the river, and from a lugh
standpoint, one ran obtain a fine pan
oramic view of the whole the fulls,
the foaming rapids, eagle rock, the
two sentinels, the picturesque island,
the huge. pillars of perpetual spray
rising from the bottom and near the
center of the cataract, but extending
as it. rises to either side, and made
beautiful by the many colored rain
bows which shed a halo of glory up
on the vhole scene. Still lower down
the river is Prospect Gu'ch. Sever
al gentlemen of the party, actuated
by the spirit of adventure, determined
to attempt through this gulch to reach
the river below the falls. They low
ered themselves fifty feet, on a rope,
down the perpendicular sides of a
rocky cliff,, read ling firm ground', they
managed with but little difficulty to
scramble. down about five hunred feet
more to the banks of tiie river; ar
riving there the found that their
troubles had just begun, they were
six hundred yards from the Jails, to
reach which, their path lay . around
and sometimes over huge boulders of
slippery rocks, winding along the
foot of the steep banks and then
through the foaming and boiling wa
ters, the heavy swells of which re
minded them strikingly of the break
ers on the ehore. Finally they reach
ed a point about thirty lee-t from the
falls their journey here came to an
abrupt termination by the shelving
of the rocks into deep water, tiie
wind struck this point with such vio
lence that they feared to trust them
selves in the erect posture, on their
knees they held with their hands to
the overhanging brush to prevent be
ing blown into the river.
We think that one cannot fully compre
hend the immensity of the sheet of water,
and the sublimity of the sceno nntil lie can
pra,z upwards, as we did. This point is
the Cave cf the Winds. 'The Shoshone
Falls as a whole will compare favorably
with Niagara. Those of our party who
have seen both places pronounce the for
mer superior in many respects. In beauty
and 'wildness of scenery, the Shoshone can
not be surpassed. Niagara excels in raa
Much can and will be done to make the
Shoshone attractive to tourists a a place
of summer resort The day is ot fax dis
tant when the sdaj-ill whistle of the iron
horse will be heard ts twinkle with the
thunder of our tails. Sweet will such nvi
sic be to the ears Of Maboans. Thousands
of tourists will then annually visit the Pa
cific coast. Oar falls . will be one of the
many places that all will wish to see.
Ballard Island will be to Shoshone what
Goat Island is to Niagara. Eagle Kock
will supply the place of. Terrapin Tower.
On Lookout Point a railing can be con
structed, thus making it safe lor even the
most tim'ul to venture. In Prospect .Gulch
a winding staircase might be built to ena
ble all without fatigue or risk to rtach the
river beiow the fatis. A pood path can be
made to the Cave of the winds where one
can witness the" grandest and most sublime
of all the fcenes. '
We claim for the ladies of our party
that they are the first from a:iy quarter
who have ever visited the Shoshune.! We
can only advise others ta do likewise. It
is a trip conducive to tbte health of both
mind and bedy, and ort that will never be
..i"fc.t - : - - ' - 'e!..
A SEItlES Of PKACT1CAL JOIIES.
A mania for practical joking visits
every city and village in the country
periodically. It comes, has its day
and disappears like the measles,
small pox or scarlet fever. When
the mania is on, be on your guard.
r 1-111 ! Ti
for everybody has the complaint, and ,
you are liable to be fold by the first
person you meet. You. rise in the
morning, take breakfast and sally out.
On the corner, you meet a friend who
salutes you with :
"Good morning, John: fine morn
ing; this will be a splendid day for
" Race! what race."
''The human race."
You pass on somewhat crestfallen,
mutcering to yourself "sold, sold."
You fortify yourself, and determine
that this is the last one that shall be
played on you for tho d.ty. Going
a few steps farther, you meet another
friend, who commences to toll you a
story with such apparent earnestness
and sincerity thut, forgetting your
promise, you ask him a question, aud I
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Well, just now t lie mania is on, in
Galena. Some two weeks ago a
minstrel troupe he'd forth b Davis'
Hall. O.i the afternoon of the dav
referred to, a yo-jng man, well known
in town, received a note from a young
lady friend, informing him th&t she
could not accept his polite invitation
to attend the entertainment that ev
ening, as she had a previous engage
ment. Our young friend reads the
note over and over, and is staggered
to divine its meaninp;. lie bad invi
ted no lady for that evening, and why !
does one decline? While musing up- !
on the subject, a boy steps in with an- j
other note from another lady declin- j
ing an invitation to the same perform- !
ar.ee, and for the same reason as the i
other. What does this mean? He !
begins to think himself the victim of j
a joke, and walks out tc state the j
cise to the boys, when ha learns that
half a doZ3u ether nice young men
are in the same fix as himself. All
had received one, two or three notes
from ladies, some accepting and oth
ers declining invitations which had
never been r.-tended. Two ladles,
living nearly a mile apart, and in op
posite directions from the hall, had
notified one gentleman that his kind
, , , I
invitation was accepted with pieasnrr.
The gentlemen called on the ladies j
for an explanation, and learned that j
the latler'had really received notes of i
invitation, ail of which were spurious,
and the names of the young men a
forgery. Several gentlemen were
each made to solicit the company of
four or five ladies. -The victimized
of both sexes at once set themselves
at work to ferret out the author of
the joke, but two weeks have elapsed,
aud they are as thoroughly in the
dark as x'ver. j
Later, the hoax was repeated, on i
a scale somewhat enlarged and
proved. . .
Fifteen young ladies received nolcs
signed iu the name of a wclbknown
lady friend, (spurious of course,) re- j
questing them to pass the afternoon j trees, the brooks, the flowers, of 1 i
and evening at her house. To give J friends and the mate he had doubtle.
these notes the appearance of gen-j chosen from the time when he was '
uincness, they were written on the j very young bird, can remember : I'
back of a card, on which was printed
the name of the lady who was to res
cc-ive the company. The plot was
laid with a good deal of caution, and
the cards were printed abroad. The
lady ia whose name the cards were
written also received an invitation
(forged) to pass the afternoon with
one of the ladies who had been sum
moned to her house. As fortune
would have it, the former accepted
the invitation and left home early in
the afternoon. Her mother was also
abroad, leaving no one in the house
but the servant girl. In due time
the invited guests commenced to ar-
rive. For two mortal bonr3 the
servant girl was kept busy promena
ding from the kitchen to tho hall
to answer the door-bell, and state that
madam was not at home. Some of
these ladies had walked three quarters
of a mile, and as a reward for their
pains were privileged to walk three
quarters of a mile in returning.
But the hoax is in a complicated
form, and does not end here.' Two
of the ladie3 who were to make the
great female party were made to in
vite parties of young men to their
houses for the evening. The two
parties included nearly all the young
men in town, and the amount of clean
linen, boot blacking, and. hair oil
brought ir.to requisition was aston
ishing toA. contemplate. Several of
them dropped into oar office on the
way,-arrayed in their store; clothe
and with countenances beaming in
anticipation of a good time. ; They
went and came. " At ouc of th
houses the occupants were abroad,
and at the other the boys found a
party of aged and dignified people ir?'
eluding a clergyman, who seemed as-
t-ViltOUCU LllUb lilt. .1 t pn.l, 4 i V H - -
S.iWU.U UlOtll'll Hi LpUiJ0UJr ii 1UK V
young wags. The boys, conclddinic q
that this was no place for them, beat
a hasty retreat under the impression
that they were disturbing a prayer
The jokes were shrewdly played,
and the author is laughing in his (cr
her) sleeves, unsuspected. The gen-'
tlemen feel positive that it was some
lady, while the ladies are just as pos
itive that it was a "naughty, nanglp
ty man.' O
Daniel Yi'cnster and Jenny Llasl.
jenny Lied gave a concert in
Washington during the session or
Congress, and sent invitations to th
President, Mr. Fi'Imoie, the mem
bers cf the Cabinet, Mr. ClayJ(oiH;
i many oilier distinguished rnernbeis
of both Houses of Congress. Il bar
prned that on that day several mem
bers of the Cabinet, and Senate wt m
dining with Mr. Bxlisco, the Rus
sian Minister. His good dinner an
choice wines had kept the party s-
late that the concert was nearly ov( r
when Webster, Clay, Crittenden, ar.d
others came in. Whether from thv
hurry in which Ikoy came, or fot..
the heat of the room, their faces were
a little flushed, and they all look-.-d
somewhat flurried. After the nj
plause with, which these gentlemn.
had been received had subsided and
siler.ee was once more re-stored, t!.. '
ceeond part of the concert was ope..?
cd by Jenny Lind with " Ltail Co,
himbia.' At the close of the fir-1
vere, Wtbsler'd patriotism boiie
over: he could stand it no longe; ;
and rising like Olympian Jove, h.;
added his deep, sonorous, bass voh--in
tho chorus. Mrs. Webster, wh
sat immediately behind him, kepi.
! tng-ns at his coat t:j to make him
j s;t down or stop singing; but it wra
j cf no earthly use, aud at the close '
each verso, Webster joined in, and i
wss hard to say whether Jenny Linr'.
Webster, or the audience were t! o
most delighted. At the close of thv
air, Mr. Webster arose, hat in ban; .
; and made her such a bow as Chestt i
iia would nave deemed a forti.i -
r, (- , , . . . ,. . Tv.
tor h's sen, p.nd which eclipsed I) O
S;iy's best. Jenny Liud, blushing . ;
the distinguished honor, curtsied l -
li53 loor; the audience applauded ie
the very echo; Webster determine
not to be outdone in politeness, bow. H
again; 2liss Liud recurtsied, fir
he use reapplauded, and this was i -peated
eight or nine times.
THE JiOCXClsa liirtD.
The editor of the Denver Nci$
stepped into a business house recei
ly, and tells of what he heard as f-;-
A caged mocking bird, swelling 1,
throat witn sonir in every lano-tia
u j -- r
known to birds, drew our attention
entirely. How the poor piisom ; .
fir from his native woods, deprivro
of his liberty, of the sun, the sky, tl .
the sonsrs of those times and have'tl
heart to sing tiieiu, ia ' beyond o..
comprehension. It h worse Ih.u.
sulphuretsj or cap. We remember. .
being on Staten Island one fine Sib
bath morning, in full view of t!.
broad bay, which was laughing b'.u i;
at the ban as if glad of the whi..
winged craft moving proudly hit
and thither on its smooth expan.
Beyond was the city, the brain of
continent, destined to be of it
world, now sleeping calmly as an b,
fattt, gaining strength for anotl-r
week's feverish life. The low Jerser
shore opposite was dark green to tl .
water's edge, and th e rich fringe v. - -the
more fisciuating for the beanti
it concealed, but forcibly enough si;r
gesled. We were lazily drinking V
this scene, disturbed only by t,.
Concy Island and Long UraiwC
steamers, loaded to the guards wi
folks bent on being unhappy. Su.v
denly, from tha luxurious depths cf
a stately tree near by, an America'!
mocking bird sent forth " Dixie".
the air, clear as a flute, and corm i
nearly to the end, where, like son m
people, he lost himself in the music '
dust himself bad stirred up. The.
pausing a moment or two, he won '
try ' Dixie'' again, lie seemed
fearn an additional measure th i
morning under our tuition. To coi
para the condition and surroundin: ;
of that bird with those of this, it bt.
cs how this could sing, lie must rt;
member many such scenes, for he ! .
members the songs. "Or, isit'beOAi:-
be -.remembers .them that his Bp.i
sometimes swells and as a coLt
que-nct-4, his throat? - ; .