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OREGON CITY OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5,1808.'
PUBLISHED EVERT 8ATCRDAT MOBXIXQ
By D. C. IRELAND,
VFFICE: South ?ast corner of Fifth and
Mai streets, in the building lately known
as tha Court House, uregon v,iiv,
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Legal advertising at the established rates.
Soot and Job Printing !
''la supplied with every requisite for doing
a superior style of work, and is constant
ly accumulating new and beautiful styles
'of material, and is prepared for every
BOOK AND JOB
X X, X IN" TIN &-1
AT SATISFACTORY PRICES.
The Public arc invited to call and
"examine both our specimens and facilities
for doing work.
B U SIN ESS CAlil) S .
Oregon City, Oregon.
Office ia Charman's Brick Block, up
stairs. (50: tf)
Dr. F9 Barclay, M. R. C L.v
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Residence,
Main Street ';'?.) Oregon City.
W. F. KIGKFIELD,
Established since 1S40. at the old stand,
Maix Street, Ohego.v City.
An assortment ot atones, jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
tn he a rpD resen ted.
Heoainniis done on snort notice,
ind thankful lor past favors.
C. JOHNSO.V. F. O M COWX
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
rr Will attend to all business entrusted
t.."our care in any of the Courts of the State,
collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es-
1 ite, etc.
i-rPurticnlar attention civen to contesieu
vj tuu cases.
A. H. BK.LL.
x ac?ni jTTcccTcrnvs, Fainis,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept n a Drng Store.
33.) Maix Street, Oregon City.
Wat Side Main. Ftreei, hefwe-ch, Second and
MUird, Urtgun City.
GEORGE A. HAAS - - - Proprietor.
The proprietor begs lc.Ve to inform his
Inenils and the 'public ceneraliv that the
above named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the f.r.est brands of wines,
liquors aud cigars. 5'j
o7T0HN M. BACON,
J ustice of the Peace d- City Recorder.
Office-In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
Will attend to tho acknowledgment of
leetu, and all other duties appertaining to
ineomce ot Justice ot t!ie 1'eaee.
Retail dealer in School Brols, Sla
tioncry; also', Patent Medicines,
and Perfumery .
At the Post-o(Iice in Masonic Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
CONTRA CTOR and BUILDER,
Aldin street, Oregon City.
Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, Imilding, etc Jobbing promptly
ttended to. (o'2
JOHN H. SCHRAM,
' Manufacturer and Dealer In
Main street, between Third and Fourth,
rpilB attention1 of parties desiring anything j
J- in niV lint. 14 ilir&riBfi in m, cfrflr l.o
fore making purchases elsewhere.
l WfpCity 1,ayman'
? tdhS OP. EG OX CITY.
All ordem for the deliverv of merchandise;
-r packaea nd freight ot whatever descrip-
lion ti n f .7 . . 1 .
part 0I ineciti', will be executed
Promptly and with care. lP.Cm
wctmr to tfr MARSHALL,
""-tnith and Wagon Maker,
vurncr of Main and Third streets,
wegon City Oregon.
mIkfnCStni,thinS in all its branches. WaSon
t " A . "
I tiXAD CHICKEN FEED!
t, wanting feed mnst furnish
KSSVEEX T1IE CLACK-
JL V Iff XI JtJUiXJ.
- - 'ucDhpoAfT 1. Hnnsater I on
57 Win v I
. soin ph.
oy cheap for cash
L add & Tilton.
"vViil give prompt uttenilon to collections,
and other business appertaining to Banking.
iuA and Telegraphic Exchange
On San Francisco and the Atlantic States for
sale. Government S3curkies bought and
sold. . , yi.tf
Pays the Highest Price for Gold Dust
Legal Tenders and Government securities
bought and sold. No. 108 Front St.,
xi.tf . Portland, Oregon.
J. H. MITCHELL. J. X. DOLPH. A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Laic,
- Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty.
Office oer the old Tost Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
A. C. GIBBS. C. V. PARRISH,
Xvtary Public and Com. vfJJeeds.
GIBBS & PAEJEIISH,
Attorneys and Counselors at-Law,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
New Brick Block. n-3
Permanently Located at Oregon City-, Oregon.
Rooms with Dr. Sall'arans, on Main street.
MACK & HATCH,
The patronage of those desiring First Clast
Operations, is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed.
X. B. Xltrov Oxyde administered for the
Painless Extraction of Teeth. Also : the
Ilkbjolene Sjiray used for those who prefer it i
uffick c orner ot W astmigton and t ron
streets, Portland. Entrance on Washington
s. G-. sKinrioRE
Druggist and Apothecary,
(123 First st., near Western Hotel)
Dealer in drugs, chemicals, patent medi
cines, etc. A tine assortment of English aud
French Toilet Articles,
Perfume ry, b' ushes, etc. JS-Particnlar at
tention given to the preparation of prescrip
ISAAC FARR. JOHN FARR.
FAEE & BROTHER,
Butchers and Meat Venders.
Thankful for the favors of the community
in the past, wish to say that they will cou
tinue to deliver to their patrons, from ttie
wagon, as usual,
On Tuesdays and Saturdays of each week.
all tho best qualities of Beef, Mutton, and
Pork, or any other class of meats in the
AHO WILLOW WARE
. i- v j r
Brushes, Tivines, Cordage, etc.,
AND MANTFACTURERS OF
Brooms, Pails, Tubs, Washboards, fyc
215 217 Sacramento St., San Francisco.
113 Maiden Lane, X. Y. City.
Wm. H. WATKINS. M. D..
OJflce 95 Front St., Portland Oregon.
Residence cor. Main andlth sts.
Robinson & Lake
"YTriLL CONTINUE THE STOVE AND
V V Tin-ware trade as usual, at the estib-
Corner of Front and Salmon ate.,
KOSIILA jStD BROS.
POrtlaiHl AllCtiOll $ t Ol'C !
y? First St., next door to PostoJice,
Importers and Joboers of Staple and
fancy Dry Goods, Grain Bags,
Bu rlaps, Furnishing Goods.
5gr We tcill pay the highest cash
price for Wool, Furs and Hides.
Front st., near the Ferry Landing,
1 orliand, Oregon.
Re fitted and Reopen ed by J. A. Mac-
Donald. The best of Wines, Li
quors, Cigars, etc., constantly
S O MS THING NE W !
Boots with Wire Quilted Bottoms
These Roots are made on the American
standard last. Thev never fail to fit and feel
comfortable, and require no " break in r in."
27ie Wire Quilted Soles
have been proven by practical experience to
last twice as long as tlie Ordinary soles
splendid assortment just received at
li. V. W111TI-; A Co.'s,
Boot and Shoe store,
U 131 First st. Portland.
t&uccetsor to G radon d: Co.;
Wagons &, Carriages,
201 and 203 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
(7 Wagons of etery description
made to order. GeneralJobbing done
with neatness and dispatch.
Oak and Ash lumber, and ell kinds
of wagon materials for sale.
Orders from the country promptly
Oregon City, Oregon.
THE UNDERSIGNED ARE NOW PRE
pared to make all manner of ware in the
LINE OF C00PEKAGE,
To a HOGSHEAD!
Bilge or Straight Work !
snort notice, and at reasonaoie r-ies.
uail and examine samples 01 our worn, as
it is its own recommendation.
83.) L. ZIGL 4 SON.
A melancholy child of grief,
With bright hopes dimmed forever,
Thus sadly sought, not found relief,
From blighting, blighting never j
" There is no endless never here,
Earth's never is not never;
Each vanished joy will reappear,
And bliss in heaven forever."
Such hope thongh sweet is sadly false,
There is an earthly never;
Some joys are only tasted here,
And last and last forever.
Some hideous sins are sinned on earth,
That cease to curse ns never,
Some life-enduring griefs have birth
That murder hope forever.
Along life's thorny, crooked way,
How many nevers grieve na !
Fate takes onr living friends away,
And death's fierce shafts bereave usj
Each year we take our weeping leave
Of'precions hopes long cherished;
Each evening digs the gaping grave
Of morning blessings perished.'
Ah, said the sorrowing, stricken heart,'
Though hope of heaven may fill it,
That daily feels the palsying smart
Of griefs that daily kill it !
Ah. weary is the longing soul.
Though heaven at last may bless it,'
That hungers still for earthly bliss,
Yet never may possess it.
To sorrows, too, we bid adieu.
To pain and pleasure blending,
Each passing day brings evils new,
And each makes evils' ending.
'Tis " never' wakes the sweetest thoughts.
Or starts regrets the saddest;
It wails in hell's most doleful note,
And rings in heaven's gladdest.
Last week we promised to extract
from letters received from the peo
ple upon railroad topics. Mr. Davi 1
Newsorn, of Marion county, takes
the ground that ns the O. C. R. R.
Co. of Salem is composed of many of
the very best men in the State, this
road will certainly be built. lie says
these men must know all about k,
aud where the money for its construe
lion conies from. He assumes the
rinht position. So lonn as the officers
of the Company and the contractors
are satisfied, and push the work ahead
with viVor. there is not much doubt
of success and a speedy completion
of the road. Ilegarding the employe
ment of Chinese, Mr. Newsorn. says:
A great many are horrified at the
idea of this road being constructed
mainly by the labor of Chinese. Wliv
not hire Oregonians t do the labor"?
l can explain this matter at once from
my own bitter experience. Where
coula 500 laborers Oregonians be
had 1 Could the contractors gather
them np in the rural districts of Ore
gon t We know that there is not
enough ot such force to be had to
carry oa farming and rnanufacturino
already entered into. Shall they go
to the mines and hire miners to come
down into Web-foot and build the
road 1 Yes, perhaps so, at 5 per
day ; and the first big humbug gold
excitement these hands would scamper
off. We know that the enormous
wages demanded here for common
labor, cripples many enterprises de
pendent upon labor. I call upon all
lumbermen, farmers, and manufactur
ers here to bear me oat in the nssers
Hon that it is almost ruinous to de
pend upon miners or transient men
for labor, though at exorbitant rates.
I will venture to say that the East
Side company could not build and
stock their road, and nay Orcoon
prices, for less than 850,000 per mile!
x- 11., n . . . J
iorcouia tney nmsh it m live years
at that, if solely dependent upon home
labor. I am not an advocate for
Coolies, nor to have our country over
run by them ; but I can see far enough
ahead for this.
A gentlerrian of Benton county
thanks us for publishing the Brown-,
ing letter, and says :
Three or four weeks ago everybody
here thought that A. J. Cooke &, Co.
was a myth, out of money and out of
credit, and that the little scratching
they had done was thrown in the
shade by the real company that was
no myth." But our people are
constantly passing up and down the
river, and many of them take pains
to go over the work of both sides to
see for themselves just what the
" myth" is doing, and what the gen
uine company is doing. The rvsult
is all, without exception, coine back
declaring in favor of the myth, and it
is now of no more use for the West
Side to continue to publish that the
"work is goins on rapidly;" "150 men
on the grade ;" " contract for trestle
work entered into;" etc. A more
perfect revolution in public sentiment
was never known; Our pteople up
here are looJdeeply interested in the
railroad to be easily deceived.
A correspondent, signing himself
Watchman, in the Gazette, aks a
few plain questions of Mr. Gaston ;
First: I call upon' Gaston to
make public that seecret agreement
which he made with others. I far
ther ask Mr. Gaston to state how
much stock he has sold to the public?
These are but fair requests, and it
concerns the public to kuow these
Second .I charge Mr. Gaston
with parading names on the West
side as if they were large subscribers
when all they do, is very kindly to
give it the light of their countenance.
How kind ! I say further, Gaston
and Company do not show, and do
not pretend to show how they can
build 20 miles of Railway. The
names of Ladd, Tilton, Reed, Thomp:
son, and Ainsworth look well enough;
but tell us what they will do other
wise you might "s well parade the
names of so many poor men.
Third: I ask Mr. Gaston at his
early convenience to publish copies
of the letters be wrote to Secretary
Browning. For although Mr. Brown
ing's letter is rot favorable to Mr.
Gaston's plan, yet the Secretary's
letter contains evidence that Gaston's
communications contain strange and
extraordinary information ! Let the
public see these! Let. us. have as
many Railroads as can be built but
let us have no sophistical, pretend
ing, parading schemes. And I do
unhesilatingly say that since John
Law paraded , his Mississippi scheme
that impoverished thousands of fami
lies, no more absurd pretentious
scheme has been submitted to the
public than this one, with a poor
President possessed with $2,500,000.
A gentleman of Yamhill county
informs us that he is " out " and feels
slightly "injured' through the West
side operations. We are sorry if
this is so ; Our correspondent " Mud
Sill," cautioned the farmers of Wash
ington, Yamhill, aud Polk counties,
with the purest of motives, more than
one year ago, not to subscribe nor
give away their money or property
unconditionally, tlpon this friendly
advice the Herald commented unfa
vorably to this paper, (or it m'ght
have been Gaston in the Herald,) as
suming that "ve were arguing against
the road. Soon after this we lost
many of our West side patrons, but
our readers will recollect that we
told them then we should be able to
re print Mud-Sill's letters, and they
would be appreciated. The time
has about come, but we have not the
space at our disposal to reproduce
the articles. Our pnper is on file,
however, in at least twenty different
libraries on the coast.
THE PAPER 5IILL,.
On Sabbath last I concluded to
take a walk for exercise, and 'wend
ed my way down to Clackamas, and
thence up to the new Paper mill of
Messrs Pittock, Buck & Co., where
I was very agreeably surprised by
finding everything in working order,
and through the kindness of Mr. Sal-
",ui,i jl was ouuwu auous iroin one
department to another for an hour or
more. On examining the machinery
and inquiring who the constructors
were, I found that our fellow towns
man A. M. Harding, was one of th
principal actors in the construction
of the water-wheels, gates, etc. There
are four water wheels of different
sizes, all of tremendous power, and
they worn well. They are of Messrs
1 i -i -r -i-
uucivs ana Harding s get up. The
gates which let on and -shut off the
water, were cf more curiosity to me
than the wheels. They are in the
shape, and style of a straight staved
barrel, with no head, and work ad
mirably, giving perfect satisfaction
to both contractor and proprietors.
The nxt thing I examined was the
gearing and machinery, put up by
Mr. Louthwait, which goes to prove
his skill as a mechanic. The ma
chinery was built at Worcester,
Mass., by Rice, Barton & Co., and is
well worth looking at. Everything
about the works is really u credit to
the proprietors, who have displayed
much judgement in location, water
power, and plans and construction of
buildings for machinery, boiler-house,
and warehouses. I think it a great
credit to our growing country.
Clackamas county may well boast of
her water power and machinery.
All the machinery in the county is a
credit to those people who have had
energy and perseverance enough to
get it up, at such immense cost for
the generally small profits they re
ceive on their productions.
The Railroad , will pass within 400
yards ot the paper mill, and will make
it very easy for transportation of pa
per, rags etc., to and from the mill.
It will be but a short lime now until
Oregon can supply this coast with pa
per of all descriptions, thus cutting
off importations from the East, and
saving thousands of dollars to our
state. All we need is manufacturing
direct trade, and railroads, when Ore
gon will be looked up to as much a3
Massachusetts, and other older East
ern States. We want a few more
such energetic driving men as the
proprietors of the paper mill, and the
mass of population will soon follow.
" J3 Ask your neighbor to subscribe
fer tbe EsrEKntist
Since the days of Henry Clay no
American statesman has to such a
degree as Schuyler Colfax, possessed
the faculty of decorating terse state
ments of - great principles with flow
ers of fervid eloquence. His fervor
and logic are like bis name and char
acter cold facts, warmed and illu.
initiated by the light and glow of ge
Diu3. To George and Alfred Town.,
sand, the public are indebted for a
collation of a few scintillations ot the
genius of Colfax. Thus he Raid of
the employment of negro tfoops :
I do not call negro troops better
than white ones. If I was to express
n?y opinion, it would be that those
of my own color are braver and bet
ter. For I hate told you, in spite of
charges to the Contrary, that I believe
that the Anglo Saxon race was su
perior to any other that walk the
footstool of GocL
So he said of moral faithfulness in
Whether traveling in the valley
of humiliation or disaster, or keeping
my eyes fixed on the heavens, T be
lieve God reigns. I don't believe his
blessing will fall on the Confederacy.
God's ways are sometimes dark, but
sooner or later they reach the shining
hills of day.
He first annojneed the Republican
platform after the breach with Mr.
Johnson, thus j
Let us make haste slowly, and we
cari then hope that the foundations oi
our Governmect, when thus recon
structed on the basis of indisputable
loyalty, will be as eternal as the stars.
In like manner on April 10th,
lSGO, when he made a mild but
manly is?ue with Johnson, he said of
the Civil Rights Bill, in the
ment of its enactment f
The law, misrepresented as it has
been by its opponents in Congress,
will never be repealed, and in the
years that are coming it will be the
proudest recollection and the crown
ing honor of those men who stood up
in the national councils, that the
gave t6 the Americun Magna Charta
their cordial support.
The Rockford (Illinois) Gazette
states that upward of one hundred
Democrats . majority of them Fe
nians took part in the Republican
primary elections in that city, the
week previous, and pledged them
selves to vote for Grant and Colfax.
We know that Colonel Walsh and a
large number of Fenians in California
purpose supporting Grant and Colfax.
Come one, come all.
Wade Hampton on his way
South, made a speech at a Demo
cratic meeting in Baltimore, wherein
he made special acknowledgment to
rebel soldiers from Maryland, thank
ing them for having swept across the
line, and stood shouider to shoulder
with South Carolina in a great con
test for liberty. He advised them
to now stand firm for the Union and
Constitution, which they could do by
voting lor Seymour and Blair
.. -The Gold Hill News' says that
Beauregard boasted during the re
bellion that he " would water his
horse in the Delaware or in hell."
Grant wouldn't let him do the first,
so Boree went to the New York Con
vention on the Fourth to hunt the
latter place, and probably found it.
as he looked a little scorched.
A Connecticut Democratic paper
stated that Gen. P. P. Blair is a grad
uate of Yale College, and the New
Haven Journal explains : " General
Blair graduated at Yale quite prema
turely. It took him less than a year
to 'go through college.' "
A telegram from a leading Re
publican at Washington to a friend
in Boston, immediately after the
Tammany Convention adjourned,
says ; "The Democrats have ratified
the nomination of Grant: He ought
to be inaugurated to-morrow."
Horace Greeley says that with
Seymour's friends burning negro or
phan asylums, and Blair's friends
ispersing the State governments"
of the SouUi, we are promised lively
times in the event of the election of
the Democratic candidates.
The fees of William M. Evafts
from the Government during the time
Mr. Johnson has been in power
amonnt to $48,000, accouding to the
Washington correspondent of the
The Mount Pleasant Journal i.
says the reason Henry Clay Dean
don't wash himself is, because he is
afraid that if he does the Democratic
party will lose around;
A. J . compares the New York
nominations' to the small pox liable
to kill; hard to cure, and harder to
gray uniform well becomes
Seymour, but how does it fit Frank
. An Hour at the Rolling Mills.
The Pacific Rolling Mills, of San
Francisco, are now complete in ali the
details of machinery, and are in sue
cessfal operation. On account of th
pressing demand for heavy forgings
as shafts, cranks, anchors, etc., for
ship and mill work, the forging de
partmeht was first completed, since
which time a line of heavy work
which could not be done elsewhere
has been turned out; and often at the
shortest notice. If a steamship breaks
a shaft or a cranc-pin, another is
wanted on the shortest notice. The
fires glow night and day; and the
great tr?phammer thunders awiiy
until the job U done.' We saw lying
upon the floor a half completed cross
head for the steamer China, says the
writer, weighing several tons m all,
while the workmen were busy in ar
ranging faggets for a shaft of moder
ate size. At another forge, with a
smaller hammer, large truck axles
were being fashioned, with an occa
sion'al change off to rail cars and
other heavy axles. There are three
hammers, the largest of which is the
great trip-hammer, where the largest
forgings are done ; the other two are
known as the " dead stroke" ham
mers ; the latter are the most mod
ern device for forgings of moderate
size. The stroke is quick, and the
application of steam to the hammer
is as ingenious as it is effectual.
Five steam engines supply the mo
tive power for the different depart
ments, including the machine shop,
the largest cf which is the engine
woiking up to 200 horse-power,
which drives the rolling mill pubps.
The smallest is a little oscillator,
which hardly occupies more space
than a traveling hand trunk, and yet
drives two huge pairs of shears, the
largest of which is capable cf cutting
a 4 inch bar of cold iron, and had al
ready converted into clips about a
thousand tons. Two fires" are in
operation in the rolling department
and two sets or gangs of rollers gear
ed directly to the great engine, now
turn out iron, principally merchant
able bar of about the shape used for
two-horse wagon tires. A bloom
about tour inches square and two
feet long was " chucked" in at the
head cf the groat rollers, end was
passed each time into a smaller
groove, arid in less than two minutes
it came out of the last groove a long
slender ribbon, which the workmen
straightened with a wooden mallet
and laid away for inspection, and
thence into the pile of merchantable
iron. At the rate of manufacture
thus going oh, principally with one
set of rollers, we were told that about
ten tons of bar iron were turned out
in a day, which could be increased
to twenty tons, and further increased
by working nights. None of this
iron has as yet been put on the mar
ket, but was held to be of a superior
quality, worth nearly $100 per ton.
The strap costs from 25 to $30 de
livered, of which there were nearly
52,000 tons awaiting this process of
reconstruction: horse-shoes,old thresh
ing machines, qnartz mills, bolts, iron
plates from the ship Viscaid, old
cables, etc. The large set of rollers
for turning out railroad iron, were
not in use, but are ready for service,
and will soon be required.
Alongside of the wharf was the
pioneer steamship Oregon, not for re
fitting, but to have her engines taken
out preparatory to being converted
into a coal hulk for service at Man
We have seen a few larger rolling
mills than this, but none so perfect in
every modern appliance, and none
vhere the minutest details gave
clearer evidence of having been under
the supervision of a master mind.
There are no jars or creaking, and
ittle noise save when the largest
brjre hammer is in motion. The
rolling mill does not make noise
enough to interrupt ordinary conver
sation, eten When the long iron rib
bons are going through it. The same
attention to order , and finish is given
down to the pumping engine, and
pumps which are almost noiseless in
their operation. To many persons
there may be no novelty in the man-
ufacture of iron, but the machinery.
n nprtpr.t ;n details, and so complete
and smooth in its operations, will
never cease to interest persons of
some taste for mechanics. The con
structing and superintending engineer
of these works is B. P. Brunner, and
the stockholders are well known
among the enterprising citizens of
The trumpet blast of the De
mocracy a general blare !
From every section of the country
reports are daily reaching us of sui
cides which, in thoir number and hor
rible details, far exceed anything in
the national experience. Hitherto
we have been, substantially speaking,
a happy, even minded people, of
whom a very large proportion have
been firm believers in the doctrines
oi Christianity, contented with simple
pleasures, addicted to domestic life
and having little taste tor violent
"sensations" of any kind The
changes that have come over us are
great and significant. The bitter
sorrows and anxieties of a long civi
war, followed, in the North at least.
by an epoch of violent speculative
excitement, attended by extravagance
of living, and a widely-spread passion
for sensual pleasures, have rnade ohr
country anything but the country of
ten years ago. Life now, to be tol
erable, must be spiced with condi
ments of the keenest and most titilla
ting sort. .Each fresh gratification
quickly palls, and new devices must
constantly be brought forward to
stimulate the jaded senses. The the
atre is radiant with voluptuous im
ages, and thousands swarm nightly
to gloat on the female charms their
clouds of gauze scarcely affect to con
ceal. Gross pictures are hawked
about the streets, and obscene books
are offered to boys and greybeards
alike in the exchange and market
place. The newspBpers strain every
nerve to outstrip each other in the
astonishing, the preposterous, and tho
extravagant ; and those from whose
occasional exhibitions of care.thought,
and scholarship we have learned to
hope better things, seem of late to
have plunged bodily into the vortex
of sensation. Even the pulpit yields
to the vulgar tendencies that mar
nearly all less sacred things, and the
most influential and successful preach
ers are men who in a purer and more
cultivated age would be simnlv
laughed down as greedy and sensual
charlatans. The artificial and highly
colored, in contradistinction to the
true and the natural, are producing
in every direction their legitimate ef
feet. We see false views of life usu
ally ending in bitter disappointment,
minds and bodies prematurely broken
and withered, a horrible lust of money
as the whole genuine good of life, a
prevalent infidelity spread ing every
where in sympathy with parallel con
ditions to those of France at the time
of her revolution and, in a word,
etery promise of social decay and
rain, unless the baleful progress of
things is arrested by powerful reform-
ary agencies, signs of which are un
happily not yet apparant. Suicides
are few in the ratio of the number of
of sound minds i'ri heallhv bodies.
U'e cannot wonder that, with a social
preparation so mournfully ample as
ours has been to encourage them
they should increase apace, or that
they should appall us even jess by
heir frequency than by the terrible
haracter of the details that often of
ate attend them.
Poll evil in the earlier stages of
ts growth, is completely under the
control of the following specific: Al
cohol 1 pint; gum camphor 2 ounces;
oil of hemlock 1 ounce; oil cf cloves
4 ounces; Venice turpentine 1 ounce,
Apply with the palm ot the hand two
or three times a day, rubbing the tn
mor well at each application. Con
tinue the use of the specific until the
swelling begins to subside and the
soreness is removed. This recipe
was for many years a secret in the
possession of a man who' informed
me that he had cured with it above
two hundred cases of poll evil. Since
I have known the ingredients, I have
used and prescribed it in numerous
cases, with invariable success. In
one case the tumor was large and
contained matter; a free application
of the remedy did not diminish its
sife, but after breaking and running
a very little, the excrescence soon
dried up and disappeared. It may
be added, that when a poll evil is
cured by this repellant, the horse is
liable to a return of the disease. I
had a mare cured, that had a return
of the poll evil periodically once in
two years. Uhe same remedv nm
cnnlinnmie.1.. . "
It appears that ever since NaDo
leon became Emperor of France the
expenses of his Government have ex
ceeded the revenue by 800,000,000
annually; That is, since 1852 tbe
French Government, for its current
expenses, has run in debt $900,000 -000.
worthy member of the Democratic
Tliey "Won't Trouble Ton Long.
Children grow up nothing oa
earth grows so fast as children. It
was but yestefdayj and that lad wasf
playing with tops, a bouyant boyi
He is a man, and gone now ! There
is no more childhood for him and for,
us. Life has claimed him. When a!
beginning is made, it is like raveling
a stocking ; stitch b stitch gives way
till all are gone. The house has not
a child in it. There is no more noise
in the hall boys rushing ia pell-mellj
it is very orderly now. There are
no more skates or sleds, bats, balls
or strings, left scattered about;
Thihgs are neat enough how.
There is no delay of breakfast for'
sleepy folks j there is no longer any
task before jou of looking for any
bodt; and tricking up the bedclothes.
There are no disputes to settle, no.
body to get off to school, noocom
plaints, no importunities for impos
sible things, no rips to mend, no'
fingers to tie up, no faces to be
washed, or collars to be arranged !
There never was such peace in the
house ! It would seem like music to
hear some feet clatter down the front
stairs ! Oh, for some cihldren's
OpponTurtE Appearance of Old
Nick. Lorenzo Dow, being belated
one night in his travels, unceremonU
onsly entered an out of the way house
ar.d requested lodgings. The womad
of the house objected, having for
friend a man whom Lorenzo soon fas-.
certained was not her husband. But
Lorenzo insisted, and she at length!
consented immediately fastening;
against further unwelcome visitors;
the only outside door of the house.
Soon a loud knocking was heard. It
was her husband, unexpectedly re
turned. Unable to leave the house;
the friend, to conceal himself, jumped
into a large bos conveniently at hand;
and hastily covered himself with tho"
hatchelings of flax it contained, by
which time the wife had unfastened
the door and admitted her husband;
Having spent the evening at the tav
ern, he was just tipsy enough to be
both boisterous and courageous. He
soon made the acquaintance- of Lo
renzo; whom he had heard much of;
but had never seen. He bad been
told that he could raise the devil, and
ie insisted upon his immediately do-i
ing so not that he believed in any;
but if there was any he wanted to 8ee"
him. In vain Lorenzo objected, pro
testing his unwillinguess and the dan:
ger attending it, etc.; but the more
than half drunken husband insisted;
At last said Lorenzo, "If ybti are de
termined to see him, open the door;
put out the light, and stand but of
his way, or he may take you with
lini ; for whsn he comes It will be iri
flames of fire, and I warri you of the
consequences." Lighting a bunch of
matches, that there niigbt be the
greater smell of brimstone, and mut
tering over a few unintelligible sen.
tences, Lorenzo set fire to the hatch
elings, Dd cried out i 4t Come forth;
tbou evil one; and be gone forever V'
when out sprang the man, completely
enveloped in flames, and put for the
open door, leaving the house with the
most unearthly yell. To his dying
day the husband was ready to testify
that Lorenzo hot only could, but 'did
raise the devil, for he had seen and
One of the desirable, as" well as
necessary things where fowl:? are
kept confined, is a constant supply
of clean water. A very goe'ei foun
tain'' for this purpose, is s fcommori
jug set In a pan or dish, a trifle larg
er In circumference than the jug.
The jug is filled or partly filled with
water, and tightly cor&ed. A small
perforation is iriade in the bottom of
tuo jQ2 through which the water
gradually flows intohe dish or pan
in which it is placed, so as to secure"
a fresh and constant supply for tha
poultry. The same object tusf bp
obtained by the use of a glass bottle
filled with water and snspebded in an
erect position, with the neck ov noz-
zlo near the bottom of a dish or
trough, beneath tbe fiflrfaceof the,
A fire broke out in the meltingr
room of Conly & Co.'s assay office
at Laporte, Plumas county, Cal., at
9 p. it., on the 10th ult., destroving-
all the business portion of the town..
Every hotel, restaurant and- saloon
was burned. The loss is estimated
between 8300,000 to $500,000;
Use hairbrushes for cbildrens"
heads, in preference to combrf as the
latter scratch the skin, and may Jay
the foundation for disease of the ecalju