The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, November 21, 1868, Image 1

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The Weekly Enterprise.
Business Man, the Farmer
OFFICE Corner of Fifth and Main streets
rfr"on City, Oregon.
Ore0on mELASD, Proprietor.
THE ENTERPRISE hag been very well re
vived during tbe time of its publication,
"l,y gentlemen of distinction in the State,
who recommend it as a journal valuable for
"Eastern circulation. Such we shall endeavor
V, continue to make it.
times constitute the paramount interest to
which our columns will be devoted. Every
wcaaure for tbe good of the State, whether
r nrirnt,. or public interest, irrespective of
tarty, will find in m advocate and a de
fender, to the extent of our ability. We
Khali flim to attract iae awuwuu ui
millions of
p pULATI0y AND MOSfT seeking proSt
,b!e ra. to that channel whirls now
making this the fioci of the globe, ana ren
dering Oregon with other Pacific States.the
Eriincries of the world, with a centre of
trade secod to Cone.
AGRICULTURE will continue to receive that
cttention which it merits, at the bar.ds of
pvery intelligent Journalist. " The Farmer
frtdiih all.
THE MARKETS will be watched carefully,
nnd such information as we shall be able to
compile will be published.
MANUFACTURERS are earnestly requested
to inform us with respect to those various
interests, to the end that we may be able to
m ike the Entkkpbise as near ah encyclo
jiroJl i of the business of Oregon as can be.
Single Copy one year 3 00
' Six months 2 00
Three months 1 CO
Five Copies, 1 year, S2 50 each $12 50
y In which case an jxtra copy will be
nent to the person forming the Club, and as
an inducement to such persons, with a view
of extending our circulation,
One. Dollar and Twenty-Five Cents
Will be allowed as Commission on each add!
tional fire Subscriber Thus any person
who will interest himself in the matter, may
secure the paper free and receive a liberal
compensation for his services.
sT Remittance to be made at the risk of
Subscriber, and at tbe expense of Agents
Transient advertisements, including all
legal notices, "j? sq. of 12 lines, 1 w.$ 2 50
for each subsequent insertion 1 00
One Column, one year. f 120 00
Half " " ;o
Quarter " " 40
Huiue. Card, 1 square one year. .... 12
nook Axn job printing.
jT The Enterprise office is supplied with
beautiful, approved stylos of type, and mod
ern MACHINE PRESSES, which will enable
the Proprietor to do Job Pilnting at all times
Ntat, Quick and Cheap f
if Work solicited.
I). C. IRELAND, Proprietor.
Orrgon City, Oregon
OFFICE la Charman's Brick Block, Up
II. F. 1$ A 11 CLAY,
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. H. B. Co.)
OFFICE At Residence, Main street Ore
gon City, Oiegon.
Savier, LaRoque & Co.,
fJ.Keep constantly on hand for sale, flour
M:dlm, Bran and Chicken Feed, Parties
purchinif feed must furnish the sacks.
Contractor and Builder,
Main st., OREGON CITY.
, Will attend to all work ia bis line, con
justlng in piirt of Carpeuter and Joiner woik
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended t .
Successor to SMITH ct- MARSHALL,
I!ack-Smilh and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon
3-BlacksmUhing in all its branches; Was
on makiug and repairing. All work warrant-
a 10 give satistaction.
9 1 Firs I st., Portia n d,
Next Door to Post Office.
s-JLTf Importers and Jobbers of StAnlo onfi
IViicy Iry Goods. Grain bags, Burlaps, furn
ishing Goods. V. We pay the highest cash for Wool. Furs, and Hides.
Established since 1843, at the old stand,
.Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon.
An Assortment of Watches, Jew- !
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Repairing done on short notice.
i nd thankful for past favors.
Retail dealer in School Rxks, Si a
tionery; also, Patent Medicines,
and Perfumery.
t- At the Post Office, iu Masonic building
Oregon City.
A. n. BELL.
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store. Main
Street, Oregon City.
City Drayman,
,. 3 All orders Tor the delivery of nierchan
oise or packages and freijrht of whatever de.s
"il'tion, t any j,art f tDe citVj jij be txe.
ca-eJ promptly and with care.
At tLt; L'ate-rpri.
BANKERS, Portland, Oregon.
Will give prompt attention to collections,
and other business appertaining to Banking
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange
On San Francisco and the Atlantic States for
sale. Government Securities bought and
BROKER, Portland, Oreoox,
Cor. FRONT and Washington Sit.
Pays the Highest Price for Gold Dust
Legal Tenders and Government securities
bought and sold.
BROKER, Portland. Oregon.
Cor. Front and Washington Sis.
Agent North British and Mercantile
Insurance Company, and Manhat
tan Life Insnrance Company.
JrfGovernment Securities, Stocks,Bonds
and Real Estate bought and sold on Corn
mission. RJuTS & DALLAM,
Wood and Willow Ware.
Brushes, 1 wines, Cordope, etc.,
Brooms, Pails, Tubs, Washboards, SfC
215 & 217 Sacramento st., San Francisco,
113 Maiden Lane, J. Y. City.
SURGEON, Portland, Oregon.
OFFICERS Front street Residence cor
ner of Main and Serenth streets.
(Late Daly A Stevens,)
Office No. 104 Front street, Portland,
V:llgive special attention to Collecting
rentiug, and to tbe general agency business
in all its branches.
W. C.JOHNSOJf. v. o. m'coivn.
Notary Public.
Oregon City, Oregon.
J3" Will attend to all business entrusted to
our care in any of the Courts of the State,
Collect money .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
etc. Particular attention given to contested
Land cases.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty .
Office cer the old Fost Office, Front
street, Portland. Oregon.
Notary PuMic and Com. of Deeds.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
Portland, Oregon-.
OFFICE Qn Alder street, in Carter's
brick block.
justice of the Peats cf) City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
r Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties appertaining to the
business of a Justice of the Peace.
Permanently Located al Oregon City, Oregon.
ROO MS W i th Dr. Saffarrans on Main st.
The patronage of those desiring Ftret Class
Operations is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed.
N. 11. Nitrous Oxyde administered for the
Painless Extraction of Teeth. Also : tbe
Illd'jolene Spray Used for those who prefer it
Orfice Corner of Washington ftnd Fron
streets, Portland. Entrance on Washington
tTS- Thankful for pat favors of the public
respectfully ask a continuance of tbe same.
We shall deliver to our patrons all the best
qualities of Beef, Mutton, Pork, Poultry etc.,
as usual twice a wees, on
Tuesdays and Saturdays !
Robinson & Lake
VV Tin-ware trade as usual, at the estab
Corner of Front and Salmon sis.,
Portland, Oregon.
Boots with Wire Quilted Bottoms
These Roots are made on the American
standard last. They never fail to ht and feel
comfortable, and require no "breaking in."
The Wire Quilted Soks
have been proven by practical experience to
last twice as long as the ordinary soles. A
splendid assortment just received at
11. D. WHITE & Co.'s,
Root and Shoe store,
" 1.31 First st. Portland.
Successor to G radon, tfc Co.,
Wagons & Carriages,
201 and 203 Front st,, Portland, Oregon.
OCT Wagons of every description
made to order. General Jobbing done
with neatness and dispatch.
John Nestor, Architect,
Front St., Portland Oregon.
Business Houses, Halls, Churches,
Tenements, Cottages, Suburban
Residences, and
Buildings Designed and Planned
With accuracy, and scrupulously and faith
fully superintended. rgTOwners interests
considered paramount.
Sunday School and Gift Books !
Various other Publishing Houses!
For sale by the subscriber, on Jefferson st.
between" Cd and Sd, Portland, Oregon.
tl. H. ATKINSON, Secretary,
i u..iVj wia Areas. UTcjjoo jrucioo v
ana adjustment ot accounts, bills and notes ;
Negotiating Inland bills ; effecting loans ;
buying, sellingand leasing real estate: housa
The Brewers should to Malta go,
The Boobies all to Scilly,
The Quakers to the Friendly Isles,
The Furriers to Chili.
The little, snarling, carroling "!a"jes,"
That break our nightly rest,
Should be packed off to Baby-Ion,
To Lap-land, or to Brest;
From Spit-head C&oks go o'er to Greece,
And while the Miser wait
His passage to the Guinea coasf,
Spendthrifts are in the Straits.'
Spinsters should to the Needles go";
Wine-bibbers to Bvrrgtrndy ;
Gourmands should lunch at Sandwich hies,
Wags at tho Bay of Fun. tfy.
Bachelors to the United Sfates,
Maids to the Isle of Man ;
Let Gardeners go to Botany Bay,
And Shoeblacks to Japan.
Thus emigrate and misplaced men
Will here no longer vex us ;
And all who ain't provided for
Had better g to Texas.
A Rational View of " Indepen
dence." Tbe San Francisco Morn-,
ing Chronicle gives the following ex
position of its views of newspaper in
dependence :
Our idea of independence is that it
is a reality, and not a sham ; that it
is not incompatible with the sharpest
and most decisive expression of po
litical convictions : that itrdo?s .not
involve the necessity of keeping up Z
pretence of finding fault with both
sides when ycu think one side is in
the right ; that it does not require
you to avoid the advocacy of what
you believe to be right lest you should
be suspected of favoring a party that
advocates the same thing. In short,
the difference between a party organ
and an independant journal is, as wre
understand it, simply this : the party
organ supports men and measures be
cause the party supports them, while
the independent journal supports
what it regarcs as the best men and
the best measures irrespective of
party. Bogus independence has to
keep up appearances by the afJeeta"
tion of disagreement with all parties
lest it should expose itself to the
charge of belonging to one or the
other. Genuine independence is not
afraid to side boldly and decidedly
with any party which for the time
being seems to be iu the right. The
Chronicle would not be either more
or less independent than it is if it sup
ported Seymour instead of Grant. It
would not be independent at all if it
supported neither. We do not jro
pose to play the miserable part of a
M'hifiler or a time-server, in a crisis
like this ; and we do not mean to try
to keep up a wretched show of fair
ness and impartiality by picking a
little at oue side, and then balancing
the account by picking a little at tLe
Who First Ate an Otster. The
name of the courageous individual
who first ate an oyster has not been
recorded, but there is a legend con
cerning him to the following effect :
Once upon a time it must have
been a prodigiously loDg time ago,
however a man of melencholy mood,
who Was walking by the shore of a
picturesque estuary, listening to the
sad sea waves, espied a very old and
ugly oyster, all coated over with par-
asities and seaweeds. It was so un
prepossessing that he kicked it with
his footj and the animal astonished at
such rudeness on his own domain,
gapped with indignation. Seeing
the beautiful cream-'colorcd layers
that shone within the shell, and think
ing the interior of the shell itself to
be beautiful, he lifted Up the aged
" native'' for further examination, in
serting his finger and thumb beneath
the shell. The irate mollusc think
ing, no doubt, that this was meant as
a further insult, snapped his pearly
doors close upon the fingers of the
intruder, causing him some little pain.
After releasing his wounded digit, the
inquisitive gentleman very naturally
put it in his mouth. "Delightful,"
exclaimed he, opening wide his eyes.
" What is this?'' and again he sucked
his thumb. The truth" flashed upon
him. He had accidentally achieved
the most important discovery ever
made up to that date ! Taking up
a stone he forcid open the oyster, and
gingerly tried a piece of the mollusc
itself. "Delicious was the result ; and
so.there and then.that solitary anony
mous man inaugurated the oyster
The Earthquake as seen in the
Santa Cruz Mountains. A gentle
man who was in the mountains near
Pescadero Wednesday morning, dur
ing the earthquake shock, describes
the scene as fearfully grand, lluse
redwood trees swayed like fihing
rods, and immense dead limbs, de
tached bv the violence of the motion,
fHli tn thfi earth. Lartre pieces cf
rock were wrested from the mass of
the mountain, and in some instances
rendered tho road impassable. The
waters of Pescadero creek became
muddy in a moment, and the surface
was covered with large bubbles
These, when u match was applied to
them, burst with a slight report and
a small flame, showing they were filled
with an inflammable gas that must
have come from the bowels of tne
me last eiiurt ot the " anxious
and aimless" in Iowa, is the establish
mentot an organization called "Grant
Uirls.' Their motto Is supposed to
Practical joking is at a discount.
Practical jokea are voted vulgar, wit
less, stupid, ill natured ; and it is re
aily impossible to deny that the pop
ular verdict is a correct cue ; but how
amusing they often are
Tou must, ia your youth, have
either set or fallen into a booby
trap." It consisted, yoH may remem
ber, of books, boots, etc., balanced on
the top of a door, which was left ajar,
so that the first incomer got a solid
Auother trick was to pour vrater
into a stone ink-bottle, cork it tightly,
and slip it between the bars of a boy's
grate on a winter's evening, when he
was returning to his room after a
temporary absence the nozzle, of
course, directed toward his chair.
The tenant returned, and sat down
to his verses or translation; presently
the water began to boil, and the steam
fired off the cork at him.
Perhaps the decline of practical
joking, both in the army and among
civilians, is due in a great measure to
the abolition of dueling. It seems
mean to play tricks upon a man who
has no redress in case he should take
serious offense; and this, undoubtedly,
is the weak part of the practice, that
it necessitates a victim. This is the
case, indeed, wilh the majority of our
amusements : one cannot win a game
without another losing it; fox-hunting
is unpleasant for the fox; and shoot
ing entails pain and death upon the
objects of our sport ; neither does
any body, however good a face he
may put upon the matter, like to be
made gams of. But in the last in
stance there is an element of treachery
which distinguishes it from the others;
to insure the success of a practical
juke it is generally necessary to lull
the victim into a false security.
A French auditor of accounts in
the seventeenth century was a great
practical joker all his life, and even
played a trick after he had lost the
power of enjoying it, for he left four
large candles to be carried at his
funeral, which had not been burning
fifteen miuutes before they wentofFas
When a lady condescends to a prac
tical joke it is generally a very neat
one. M. Boncourt, the rich financier,
was very stingy to his wife in the
matter of pin-money. Oue day a
lady, closely veiled, and very anxious
not to be recognized, called upon him
and borrowed a large sum, leaving
her diamonds as a pledge. It was
his wife.
The French thieves sometimes used
to steal so funny that even their vies
tims were half inclined to pardon
The Duke of Frousnc, nephew of
Marshal Richelieu, was coming out
of the opera one night in a splendid
dress embroidered with pearls, when
two thieves managed to cut off his
coat-tails. He turned into his club,
where every body laughed at him,
and so he lound out what had hap
pened, and went home. Early the
next morning a well dressed man
called at the Duke's hotel, and de
manded to see him at once on a mat
ter of most vital importance. Mon
sieur de xrousac was
fi Ffntisno xrn nrnlrptifH
' Monseigneur," said the Visitor, " I
am an officer of the police. Monsieur,
the lieutenant of police has learned
the accident which happened to you
yesterday on leaving the opera, and
have been sent by him to request
you to order the coat to be placed in
my hands, that we may convict the
offenders bv comparing it with the
mutilated tails.'' The dress was given
op, and the Duke was in raptures
with the vigilance of the police. But
t was a new trick of the rogue who
had stolen the tails, by which he pos
sessed himself of the entire garment.
The ancients used to indulge in
practical jokes to a considerable ex
tent : for instance, the Thracians, at
their drinking parties, sometimes
alayed the game of hanging. They
fixed a round noose to the bough of
tree, and placed underneath H a
stone of such a shape that it would
easily tnrn rouud when any one stood
on it. Then they drew lots ; and he
who drew the lot took a sickle in his
hand, stood on the stone, and put his
neck into the halter. The stone Was
kicked away ; and if he could cut
himself down with the sickle, well
and good ; but if he -was not quick
enough, he was hanged outright; "and
the rest laugb,thinkiug it good sport
Indeed, in the early stages of civil
ization, practical wit is apt to be grim;
as society advances jokes at oiuer
people's expense are not quite so
heartless 5 when we reach a certain
pitch of refinement nothing gives us
nleasure which causes pain to another,
and then there is a chance of practical
joking dying out altogether except
iu the case of boys, who will prooaoiy
never be humanized.
A country editor, praising a
successful politician, called him "one
of the cleverest fellows that ever lifted
a hat to a lady or a boot to a black-
How to Make a Rich Jam.
Crowd twenty fashionably-dressed
ladies into one omnibu3. Would this
also preserve the tempers of the afore
said twenty ladies ?
m. tm
Jerrold was seriously disappointed
with a certain book written by one of
his friends. This friend heard that
Jerrold had expressed h'13 disappoint
ment, and said to him, " I hear you
said it was the worst book I -ever
wrote." Jerrold. " No . I said it
was the worst book anybody ever
ftimcx-iious t oji5r.
Tiii: Grecian bend ixdecexcy.
Correspondence of the Xew York World.
The nights at Saratoga are, more
absolutely than they ever were, de
toted to follies the. most fascinating,
and exhibitions, of fashionable man
ners and attires so absurd, that it
would seem as if the modistes had
conspired together this season to play
a monstrous joke upon their patrons.
The difference between a female pop
injay and a lady is here defined by
such a curious and vulgar set of pe
culiarities appertianing to the former
person that I cannot forbear to de
scribe them. The body and waist of
tbe dress are remarkable in only one
respect-the last is exceedingly tight,
and the former rather loose at the
top, and rather low. It is below the
waist that what is monstrous in the
costume first attracts and then repels
the eyes of man. A hoop of moder
ate dimensions, overspread with an
underskirt or two, and a dress of
whatever fabrics are worn. Under
neath the rear of this hoop,just below
the waist of the person designated, is
bonnd a coil of wire from two to
three inches in diameter which
" throws out" and elevates the up
per portion of the dress behind, and
forms the foundation, so to speak, of
an exterior protuberance called the
Is a bustle, more or less ehormons.
upon which in successive folds or lay
ers gathered up, or confined by a
baud encircling the dress from the
stcmach of the wearer around and
beneath, an extra skirt, reaching quite
low behind, or rather " wobbles " to
and fro. The dress has a train from
four to six feet iiHength.
Affected in order to set off this at
tire is called the " Grecian Bend," a
contortion of tbe body which, as it
is highly improper in itself, I find it
difficult to describe with propriety.
High heeled shoes dispose the wearer
to incline forward, and high heeled
gaiters are therefore adopted by the
' belle of the season." She is thus
the more readily enabled to elevate
her hips unnaturally behind, enhanc
ing the aspect of the panier. to con
tract her stomach, and to form an S
like curvature of her upper shape by
thrusting out her chest, drawirg back
her shoulders and bending back her
head. The latter is crowned by a
hideous chignon, surpassing by sev
eral inches the thickness of the shal
low nether brain.
So bent and deformed, the belle
constrains her elbows against her
sides ; and, with horizontal forearms
and little gloved hands dangling from
limp wrists, tilts painfully along. The
profile of such a figure, and its un
graceful gait, are irresistibly s.igges
tive of a lame kangaroo. When it
is whirled and tossed about in dance
by a fashionable jumping jack in black
broadcloath, who are here so nu-.
merous and so much alike that you
can hardly tell one from another, tho
sight what with the bobbing up and
down of the woman's panier and the
agile, sidelong leaps of the jumping
jack across the immense trail piled on
the floor is too exasperatingly ridic
ulous even for laughter.
It has been confided to me by an
elderly woman with whom I conversed
at a recent ball, that the distortion of
the shape known as the "Grecian
bend,'' is quite painful and wearisome,
and that sme girls adopt artificial
contrivances to aid them in preserv
ing the posture for several consecutive
hours. " A belt is fastened about
the waist, under the skirt. From this
belt, down either side the hips, two
straps furnished with buckles descend,
and are attached to strong bands
made fast a' little above the knees.
As the buckles of the straps are
tightened, the hips are drawn up and
held in position. " I Ins," said my
amiable informant, " is a relief, of
course, to only oue part of the frame,
The constriction of the upper part has
to be preserved with no other aids
than the stays, and those often render
it the more difficult and tiresome.
You perhaps notice another pecu
liarity about some of the ladies'
dresses. The bodies are not only
cut very low, but are so far from
clinging jealously to the figure as to
seem to challenge the gaze. " So
gracious a condescension on the part
of our belles," continued the matron,
in a tone tingling with irony, " com
mends them, you will surely admit,
as a far more honest and unequivOcat
ing set than the haunts of fashion
are used to boast of." And, indeed,
this claim might be founded upon
proofs even more striking than the
one alluded to, Nobody who has
been entrapped here, as spectator of
the frequent displays of under drap
ery on the stairways and the edges of
verandas and colonnades, can doubt
that manv of the embroidered hose
and delicate laces which adorn the
limbs of the exhibitors were donned
as well for beauty ns for wear, and
that the manner of making a graceful
disclosure of them is studied as a Hue
Dean Swift, hearing of a car
penter falling through the Bcaffblding
of a house whicu he was repairing,
remarked that he hked to see a me
chanic go through his work promptly.
Wherein cousists the humanity
of a horse ? He parts with the very
bit from his mouth, aud is uevcr deaf
to the call tf wo(e).
The follawing adventure happened
in Bath, in the year I79-, and the
lady who narrated it was a young
girl staying in tbe house. It was in
the palmy days of Bath, when that
now fallen city rivalled London in
brilliancy and dissipation, and when
all the rich, the gay, and the high
born of England congregated there
in tbe seasonand graced the balls and
assemblies. Jrlrs. 11 ,once the belle
of the court of George III., but at
this period gradually retiring from
general society, possessed one of the
largest of the old houses, and gave in
it entertainments which were the most
popular of the day. She was cele
bfated for three things (once for four,
but the fourth her beanty was of
the "days gone by.) These things
were. her fascination, her benevolence,
and a set of the most perfect and
matchless amethysts. Her house
contained tapestried chambers. The
walls of the one in which she slept
were hung around with designs from
heathen mythology, and the finest
piece in the room was that which
bung over her dressing table. It rep
resented Phoebus driving the chariot
of the sun. The figures and horses
being life size, it filled op the whole
space between the two windows, and
the horses were concealed behind the
high old-fashioned Venetian looking
glass, While Phoebus himself, six feet
high,, looked down by day and by
night at his mistress, at her toilette.
One evening Mrs. ll. had an un
usually large party at home. She
wore all her amethvsts. On retiring
to her room, about four o'clock in the I
morning, she took off all her jewels,
laid them on the table, and dismissing
the weary maid, intended fo put them
away herself, but before doing so
knelt down, as usual, -to her prayers.
While engaged iii her devotions, it
was a ha Lit with her to look upward,
and ihe face of Phcebus was generally
her point of sight, as it were, and the
object on which her eyes most easily
rested. On this particular hightj as
usual, she raised her eyes to Phcebus.
W hat docs she see ? Has Pigmalion
been here at Work ? Has he filled
those dull silk eyes With vital fire ?
Or is she dreaming? Iso. Possessed
naturally of Wonderful courage and
calmness, she continued to move her
lips as if in silent prayer, and never
once withdrew her gaze, and still the
eyes looked down on hers. The light
of her candles shone distinctly on liv
ing orbs, and her good keen sight en
abled her, after a cleverly managed
scrutiny, to see that the tapestry
eyes of Phoebus had been cut out,
aud that, with the door locked and
every servant in bed in their distant
apartments, and all her jewels spread
out before her, she was not alone in
the room. She concluded her pray
ers with her face suuk in her bands.
We can well imagine what those
prayers must have been ! She knew
there was some one behind that ta
pestry ; she knew that bells and
screams were equally uselesSj and she
lay down in her bed as usual and
waited the issue, her onlv omission
being that she did not put away her
jewels. " They may save my life'
she said to herself, and closed her
eyes. The clock struck five before a
sound was heard, and then the mo
ment arrived. She heard a rustle, a
descent from behind the tapestry, and
a man stood at her dressing table.
He took off his coat, and one by one
he secured the jewels beneath his
waistcoat. What would be his next
move ? Would it be to the bedside,
or to the window f lie turned ana
approached her bedside, but by that
tirtle she had seen enough atid again
closing her eyes resigned herself to
the Providence Whose protection she
had just been craving. The man
was her own coachman. Apparently
satisfied by a brief glance under his
dark lantern that he had not dis
turbed her, he quietly unlocked her
door and left bcr. For iwo hours
they must have s.eemed two days
she allowed the house to remain un
alarmed, her only movement being to
relock the door w hich her living Phoc
bus had left ajar.
At seven in the morning she rang
her bell, and ordered the carriage
around immediately after breakfast.
All this was according to her usual
habits. On the box was the man
who had cost her a night's rest, and
most probably, all her jewelst How
ever, she drove off; she went straight
to the house of a magistrate. "Seize
my coachman," said she; "secure
him and search him. I have been
robbed, and 1 hardly think he has had
time to disencumber himself of the
jewels he has taken from me." She
was obeyed, and she was right. Ihe
amethysts were stilt about him, and
he gave himself up without a stru
A story is told of a young lady,
a teacher or one oi our foabbath
Schools, who one or two Suudays
ago asked a youngster what was mat
rimony. He mistook the question
ier purgatory, ana promptly an
swered : " A place or 6tate of pun
ishment in this life where some souls
suffer for a time before coing to
A person who was recently
called into court for the purpose of
proving the correctness of a doctor's
biil, was asked by tbe lawyer whether
" the doctor did not make several
visit f'er the patient was out of
danger?' " rxo, replied the witness,
' I considered the patient in d;ingr
as long a3 the doctor continued his
Pat. Lyon, tlie Plitlndelplila Black
In an article on John N eagle, the
artist, in Lippincott's Magazine, we
find the following anecdote of Pat
rick .Lyon, the famous " retired black
smith " of Philadelphia i
Shortly after his return to Phila
delphia (1825.) while at work one
day in his stndio, Pat Lyon, the cele
brated retired blacksmith, calledfand
seeing Neagle, said?
" This, I presume is Mr. Neagle?"
" Yes, sir, that is my name."
" I wish you, sir, to paint rno at
fall length, the size of life, represent,
ing me at the smithery, with a be!.
lows-blower hammers and all the et
ceteras of the shop around me."
Thinking he did not know the ex
pense of a large picture, with two fig
ures and all the surrounditigs, our ar
tist said:
"This, sir, Will be a large and dif
ficult work, and the expense consider
able." Mr. Lyon replied, "D n the ex
pense!" npon which Neagle added
" Even the canvas will cost several
" Here is the money J go ahead,
Lyon saidj " how much more will you
have to start on V Presently he
added, '' I wish you to nnderstand
clearly, Mr. Neagle, that I do not
desire to be represented in this pic
ture as a gentleman to which char
acter I have no pretensions. I. want
yon to paint me at work at my anvil,
with my sleeves rolled up and a
leather apron on. I have had my
eye upon you. 1 have seen your pic
tures, and you are the Tery man for
the work." '
An arrangement was then made for
the first sitting, which was a mere
head to try the likeness. This was
so satisfactory to Mr. Lyon and his
friends that the full length was imme
diately proceeded with; During the
progress the painter Visited the black
smith in the navy yard, and other
shops throughout the cltj, and made
a number of sketches, in order to be
come acquainted with the detail of
the business. On one occasion Nea
gle made a sketch of a man with a
paper cap on his head;
" What are you doing?'' said Lyon.
" I am sketching this man for a
"Pooh! pooh! do not do anything
so absurd. No blacksmith was ever
seen with a paper cap on While at
Afterfrardj Neagle showed him a
sketch of an anvil, hooped around
Wilh an iron band looped in a manner
to receive the tools. Lyon laughed
at this, saying:
" Put no such thing in my picture,
for truth's sake! A gpnuioe black
smith would scorn such a thing.
Horse shoers only, who strike and do
their own blowing, would descend to
such a thing 1 Why, my dear sir,
you Will always find that a legitimate
blacksmith has his tools placed in a
frame-work around the bellows. He
calls for each tool wanted and it is
handed to him by the bellows blower.''
Lyon was a remarkable man in
more respects than one. He had a
fine mathematical mind, and worked
his problems out on paper before he
cut his iron. He Was renowned as a
blacksmith, lie built the Diligent
Ore engine, and it remained the best
of Philadelphia engines for forty
years after his death. It was a ma
chine of remarkable power and sin
gular accuracy and skiil. Lyon was
noted likewise as a manufacturer of
hydraulic engines, locks and every
thing relating to his business. A
characteristic anecdote is related of
him 5
An iron chest in one of the banks
could not be opened on account of
the'key having been mislaid. Lyon
was sent for to pick the lock. He
came and opened it.
" What is your charge?" asked the
'Ten dollars," answered Lyon.
"That is exorbitant," said the
" Very well," replied Lyon, shut
ting down the lid again, "perhaps
some one will do it for you more
cheaply. He then walked away.
One or two other persons Were ap
plied to and failed in their attempts
to open the chest, so it became neces-
sary to send for Lyon again,
came and reopened it.
" Here is your ten dollars,'
the President.
No," replied Lyun, " it must now
be twenty.
" I will not give it," exclaimed the
President, nutting his hands on the
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the bauds were instantly withdrawn
and the lid shut down. It was a case
of exeat urcrencv. and. cost what it
mirrhf tViA rhpst must honened:so
they concl Jded they had better give
o ' .
him the twenty dollars, for Liyon
said he would charge them ten dol
lars for each visit. Thereupon the
money was paid, and Lyon departed,
considerably elated at having in
ucaped over the cleanness of the Prts
Absence of body color is the great'
est. defect in modern pottery, particu
larly that portion of it used on ther
dinner table. Go where we may, let
us be at bonse or abroad, the same
dead white is toned against a dead
white table elotb ; if there is a pat
tern on our pfate, and on the dishes
before our eyes, it is probably of a
pale green or blue ; or if red, it is in
such small masses as to produce littler
or no effect. We go out, say to a
large London dinner party, where
our host has expended 100 or 120
n the service before cs. It is rich
in gilding, it bears bis coat of arms,
it is bordered with brilliant blue or
green ; yet what is the effect ? We
look up or down the table and see
nothing but dead white surfaces
the white table cloth, the uncontrast--ing
silver. In fact, there is no effect
at all, except of a chill uniformity, un
worthy of an age pretending to the
least cultivation in matters of taste.
Our potters seemingly forget that
warm or high toned colors are a car
dinal necessity in the decorative arts
of Northern climates.
English architects are beginning
to perceive this truth by their revival
of the ornamental terra cotta and fiue
red brickwork of the middle oges.
Observe how well these masses of
dark red stone look against our win
try skies; and In summer how well
they look amid the verdure of our
woods and lawns. Except for occa
aional purposes, white brick and largo
masses of white stonework are as
much out of keeping with our climate
as the Grecian order of architecture.
Open poiticoes, colonnades, roof
lights, and white surfaces are unsuited.
to Us. We want solidity, shelter,
warmth and tones of warmth in col
oring, in our buildings, and wo can
not afford to lose sight of the princi
pie, so far as color is concerned, in
even minor thing?. A century Ago,
Wedgwood deplored the necessity ho
was under of charginc: the color of
his ordinary ware from a fine body
color of pale sulphur to a dead white.
but the fashionable world, just as ic
crew tired of Bath or Wevmouth.
Ranelah or the Pantheon, had crowu
tired of the cream color, aud with tho
caprice natural to a low state of edu
cation, vapid accomplishments, mis
used wealth, and a senseless and.
wearying pursuit of pleasure.clamcred
for a change,
He tried to compromise the matter1
by introducing what he called pearl
white; that was white shehtlv tolled
with pink, as the cream color was
white, more or less toned with yellow;
but it was uot well received. Ilt
had thus to. export his finest wares U
the West Indies and North America,
and adopt for his home trade a pot
tery covered with a dead white elazei
not so white as that in use at present,
but still low tohed compared with tho
richest examples of cream color. YeG
contrast the two the fine sulphur
color of Wedgwood's best dsys, with
a modern dinner service ot dead
white, on which the pattern is in some
low snaue oi me secondary and terti
ary colors, as brown or green. In
the one case you se no effect at all
but negative unobtrusiveness ; in th
other a vivid conception of fitness and
beauty strikes the mind, and is re
tained by the eye of the beholder.
What a Man Wants nis Wira
to Know. There are certain things
a man wants his wife to know, that
are never learned at ladies" semina
ries, and but too seldom, we fear, at
home. One Would like his wife to
know how to make a shirt. Ever so
rich, it would be a comfortable sensan
tioti to think she made it yet there
are some who cannot even sew on a
button. To be able to cook a beef-
steak properlyor roast a joint to a
turn to make savory sauce, or dish
up a fricasee to cook one's hus
band a rood dinner 5 in short, if fleed
be, what every woman ought to know
and what very few do know, until
obliged to learn it. It is a solemn fact
that not one marriagable girl in twen
ty can make a really good cup of
The Cause of Menken's death.
We learn from a private source that
the Parisian physician Who attendedb
Miss Menken in her last illness de
clares that the consumption which
terminated in her death Was caused
by the strap with Which she was
bound to the horse as " Mazeppa.'
It Is a sinsular coincidence that the
first words of her book of poems,
which had been in press for some
months before she was taken ill, but
oulv appeared a few days after sha
diprl are. " Yes. 1 am dead j it
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raDidlv running through large editions.
and amid all its wild, unpruned rhap
sody, contains, here and there, a
iu 1 pvua ..1.. w e - ,
I n-wm iirhih 19 ciifn A fTPITI Llltil
almnisr. lmnofisible to believe tnai me
I ' f ,
clir.rf-POminor Me lOnUe OI euiu--
has prated so loudly, could have Deeu
its author.
A London theater
has made a
gUCceSs by dramatizing a bloody story
from a flash weekly, sacnuwug v.,
tiling to the reproduction cpoo the
stage of the wood vuxs itb wbicu
tho tale wa's illustrated Every
is recognized wuu