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The Weekly Enterprise.
.V INDEPENDENT PAPER,
Businessman, the Farmer
ArUl the FAMILY CIRCLE.
OFFICE-Coma of Fifth and Main streets
Owg0 Cjy. Ore proprMon
THE EXTERPRTSE has been very well re
ceived during the time of its iniUieaUon,
by gentlemen of distinction in the State,
Jl0 recommend it as a journal valuable for
Eastern circulation. Such ire shall endeavor
to continue to make it.
THE WEALTH OF OREGON shall at all
times constitute the paramount interest to
' which our columns will be devoted. Every
jcea-ure for the good of the State, whether
of pritats or public interest, irrespective ot
i.artv, will find in us an advocate and a de
fender, to the extent of our ability. We
shall aim to attract the attention of the
POPULATION AND MONEY seeking profit
able places, to that channel which iS now
making this the fioci of the globe, and ren
dering Oregon with other PaeiSc Statcs.the
graneries of the world, with a centre of
trade second to none.
AUniCl'LlTRE will continue to receive that
attention which it merits, at the liar.ds of
every intelligent Journalist. " The Farmer
f( ,d lU at!.
THE MARKETS will be watched carefully,
and such information as we shall be able to
compile will be publishet .
JUAXUKACTUUEUS are earnestly requested
to inform us with respect to those various
""interests, to the end that we may be able to
m.ike the Enterprise as near an encyclo-pxdi-i
of the business of Oregon as can be.
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BOOK AX I) JOB PRINTING.
.5- The Enterprise office is supplied with
be-.uiiii'u!, unproved styles of type, and mod
ern MACHINE PRESSES, which will enable
the Proprietor to do Job Punting at nil times
Neat, Quick and Cheap !
JO Work solicited.
C. IRELAND, Proprietor.
JJ USIXESS CARD S.
Oregon. City, Oregon.
OFFICE la Charman's Brick Block, up
jySJSlo JZ3a2L &Z2o 33L-9
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE- At Residence, Main street Ore
gon City, Oregon.
II. V ATKINS, M. D.,
' SURGEON, Portland, Oregon.
OFFICE 95 Front street Residence cor
ner of M tin and Seventh streets.
JM FERIAL MILLS.
Savier, LaHoqtie & Co.,
COveep constantly on hand fot sale, Hour
Mailings, Bran aud Chicken Feed, Parties
purching feed must furnish the sacks.
Contractor and Builder,
Main st., OREGON CITY.
VS- Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting iu part of Carpenter and Joiner woik
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended t .
jJa vid slimi,
Successor to SMITH d- MARSHALL,
Blaclc-Smith and Wagon Jfaker,
Comer of Main and Third streets,
.Oregon City Oregon.
-B!acksniuYmg in all its branches; Wag
on making and repairing. All work warrant
ed to frive saUi-fiU-tion.
OS1IL AND 1UIOTIIERS,
PORTLAND AUCTION ST0EE,
97 Pirst sC, Portland,
Xext Door to Post Office.
Importers and Jabbers of Staple and
Fancy Pry Goods. Ur.ua bags, Uurlap3, furn
Mimg Goods. 65, We pay the highest cash
price for Wool, Furs, and liidca.
YRM3?S & DALL AAL
ZiirOUTEKS A NO JOBBEr.S OF
Wood and Willow Ware.
Brushes, 2'tc'uics, Cordage, etc.,
AND SIAXTFACTfRF.RS OF
Brooms, Pails, rlibs, Washboards. -c
15 A 217 Sacramento st., San Francisco.
113 Maiden Lane. N. V. Cily.
JMES L. DALY,
(Late Dalv & Stevens,)
G EN EE A L A G E N T,
Office No. 104 Front street, Portland,
Will give special attention to Collecting
snd adjustment of accounts, bills and notes;
Negotiating Inland bills ; effecting- loans ;
buying, scUingand leasing read estate; house
renting, and to the general agency business
in all its branches.
John. Nestor, Architect,
OFFICE IN CARTERS BUILDING,
Frout St., Portland Orc-on.
Business Houses, Halls, Churches,
Tenements, Cottages, Suburban
-M.L INSCRIPTIONS OF UKICK AND FRAME
Buildings Designed and Planned
With accuracy, and scrupulously and faith
fully Mtperititemiei. T"Owner; interests
:i par j
LADD & TILT ON,
BANKERS, rouTuxn, Oregox.
Win 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. Oregox.
tor. Front and JVashington Sts.
Agent North British and Mercantile
Insurance Company, and Manhat
tan Life Insurance Company.
IFfCovcrnment Securities, Stocks,Bonds
and Real Estate bought and sold an Com
mission. W. c. JOHNSON".
K. O. M COWS.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
Oregon City, Oregon.
W 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
J. H. MITCHELL. J. N DOLPII. m A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Laio,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors iti Admiralty.
srW Office oer the old I'ost Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
A. C. CilBBS.
c. w. rAiuttsn,
and Com. qUetdg.
GIBBS & PAKRISH,
Atlorveys and Counselors at Law,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
JOHN IYI. BACON,
Justice of the Peace d- City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
J63 Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, aud all other duties appertaining to the
business of a Justice of the Peace.
Dr. J, H. HATCH"
Late Mack Hatch, .v5ggav
T-v -n tvt m t t rrt 1 t.S.Tvj.:'tfhj
U Jj 1 X 1 O 1 ;
The patronage of those desiring First Class
Operations, is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed.
N. B. Nitrous Oxyde administered for the
Painless Extraction of Teeth.
Office Corner of Washington and Fron
streets, Portland. Entrance on Washington
JENTAL NOTICE. "
During my tour of two years
in the Eastern States I have
spared neither time nor
monev to make invse'f per
fectly familiar with and master of my pro
fession. Those desiring the best work that
the nature of the case will admit of eanlind
me at my olliee, 107 Front street, two doors
above McCormiek's Book Store, Portland,
BR. J. G. GLENN.
iiuccrxmir to O radon cf; Co.,
MAN UP ACT l HKH OF
Wagons & Carriages,
'201 and 2v-i Front st., Portland, Oregon.
OCT" Wagons of every description
made to order. GencralJolbing done
with neatness and disfxitch.
A LARGE jN VOICE OF NEW
Sunday School and Gift Books !
-J7R0.U THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIE
.L ty and
Various other Publishing Houses!
For sale by the subscriber, on Jefferson st.
between" 2J and 3d, Portland, Oregon.
G. II. ATKINSON, Secretary,
52.1 y 1 and Treas. Oregon Tract So c
fLI- All orders for the delivery of merchan
dise or packages and freipht of whatever des
cription, to any part of the city, will be exe
cuted promptly and with care.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 1849, at the old stand,
Main Strict, Oregon CUrj, Oregon.
An Assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Scth Thomas' weight
Ciocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Repairing uone on short notice,
1 and thankful for past favors.
A. II. CELL.
E. A. r IKKEB.
BELL & PARKER.
AND DEALERS IX
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Dru Store. Main
Street, Oueson City.
Robinson fe Lake
YTII.L CONTINUE THE STOVE AND
Tin-ware trade as usual, at the estab
lished EMIGRANT STOKE,
Curiier of Front and Salmon sft.,
Portia nt, Oregon.
A. J. MONROE. W. A. K. 31 ELLEN.
MONROE & MELLEN,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks. Afonu-
?ncnts, Head and Foot sloncs,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
to ortier. 1 to
ANDiiEW WILLIS. WM. r.KOVGTITOX
WILLIS & BR0UGHTGN.
Having purchased the interest
of S. Cram, in the well known
vne uoor ui j-iceisior market. Oregon
City, announce-that thev will at all times
keep good horses ard carriages to let, at
reasonable rates, liorses bought and sold
cr kept by the day or week.
Oregon Seed Store !
R. E. CHATFIELD,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Garden and Field Seeds of all Kinds,
PRODIXE AXD COMMISSION".
First street, Portland Oregon,
y, w, - Tir-, ii.-.
OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURD AY, BECEMBEI112' 1868.
Why should we murmur, though the storm
Is all around us raging?
Though angry clouds the skies deform
Like battle hosts engaging?
An unseen hand the storm king guides
As on the wintry wind he rides,
And up above the tempest lines
The sun in all his glory shines.
VThy should we murmur though the ills
Of life around us hover?
Though through the gloom that nature fills
No light we can discover?
The arm that guides the tempest king
Shall bear us through all suffering,
And gently lead us to the shore
Where sin and death are known no more.
The wintry storm the earth prepares
For verdure bright aud vernal ;
So oftentimes our wearying cares
Fit us for joys supernal.
Then murmur not though griefs befall ;
With patient heart endure them all
Keep but the journey's end in view,
And God shall lead thee safelv throurh.
FEitrETUAL Presence of Christ.
A Christian should make his Savior
a perpetual companion everywhere,
and on every day of the week. Christ
offers to walk with him iu every
day's journey of life. What compaa
ionship so enlivening and so purifying
as His; who else can make our hearts
so burn witbiu us by the way ?
Christ's presence with believers is
one of the best preventives from sin ;
one of the best stimulators to duty.
Jesus is " made unto us sanctificas
tion'' as well as redemption. That
is His is a spirit of holiness. And
when he lives in hourly communion
with Jesus it has a tendency to make
The sense of Christ's immediate
presence is a perpetual check upon
our lusts a perpetual spur to our
self indolence. Are we provoked to
cutting words or irritating retorts?
One look from the gentle, all-forgiving
Jesus should be enough to seal
the lip and to smooth the ruftled
brow. Are we ever tempted to
keen bargains and overreaching in
business? Selfishness sa7.", " All is
fair, others do it, it is the custom
of our trade.'7 Rut what will the
pure and holy Jesus say ?
How will our account book look
to Ilim when He " audits" them ?
And so on all through the calendar
of duties and the circle of daily temp
tations. With my Savior beside me.
how will I dare to play the coward,
or the cheat, or the trifler, or the
sensualist, or the trickster ?
No where will Christ's presence be
more cheering and sustaining than iu
the weariness of the sick room, or
under the silent shadows of a creat
bereavement. " Christ comes to me
in the watches of the night,'' said the
bedridden saint, Ilalburton : "He
draws aside the curtains and says :
It is I ; be of good cheer ; be not
afraid. Here 1 lie pained with pain ;
without strength, and yet strong."
And when Lbe last farewells have
been spoken through the sobs of the
dying hour, this never failing Friend
will sweetly whisper, " Fear not, I
am with thee. Where I am ye shall
be also. Having loved my own, I
will love them until the end."
Notable Dreams. A writer in
the London Argosy says : Doctor
j McNish, " happening to sleep in
amp sheets, dreamed that he was
dragged through a stream.'' Doctor
Symonds witnessed in his sleep what
he thought was a prolonged storm of
thunder, which he was afterwards
able to trace to the light of a candle
brought suddenly into the dark room
where he had fallen asleep. He re
.ites that a person having a blister
applied to his head fancied that he
was scalped by a party of Indians.
I remember, when a boy, sleeping in
a strange house, in an old fashioned
room, with an oaken store-cupboard
over the bed. I dreamed that I was
jeing murdered : the assassin struck
me on the head, and I awoke with a
sense ot pain m tnat region. 1 ut-
ting my hand to tny forehead, I found
it sticky with blood ! I felt too ill
to crv for help : but at lemrtb. I
alarmed the household, and on pro
curing a light, it was found that some
ermented jam had leaked through
the bottom of the cupboard and fal
len upon my head in a small sluggish
From observation, reflection and
experience, we nave conduced mat
for all in any degree suffering from
the use of stimulants, total abstinence
13 tne moss tuecuu muiuuv. u
., t n- . : A TV
fou'bt this opinion for fifteen yeara.
While deprecating saloon dram-
drinking, we were very jotn to mve
up the fascinating social nresiae eve-i
nino- o-lass of toddy. The pleasure
therefrom derived was anticipated
hours iu advance. Yet to it we were
at last obliged to trace much head
ache, languor, depression of spirits,
and worse than all, an evtr-recurring
desire for a little taste of the creature
at odd times and occasions. It was
only ou renouncing it entirely that
we felt on a safe foundation. Head
aud ponder. Ex.
A Texas paper publishes the
following notice : " Persons .wishing
their marriage or obituary inserted,
will please send or hand it in." Rather
i difficult request to be coinpli
IIoiv t!e Northern Piicitic Railroad
Project I Opposeil.
The Sioux City Branch Road, con
necting with the Union Pacific, is now
attracting the attention of the advo
cates of the Northern Pacific, be
cause, in building it the provisions
of the section authorizing its coa.
struction are evaded.4 In the act of
18G2, incorporating and subsidiziug
the Union Pacific Railroad, authority
was "given the company to build a
road from Sioux City, Iowa, to con
nect with the former on the nearest
and most practicable route. For
this purpose, the liberal subsidy of
$10,000 per mile was granted, iu ad
dition to the usual land grant. This
is what is now known r.s the Sioui
City Branch Road, and it was in
tended to connect with a Road from
Lake Superior to Sioux City, thus
affording direct communication from
a point on the Union line with the
above named lake. From a certain
point on said road about one hundred
miles west of Sioux City, it is at least
one hundred miles nearer to the head
of Lake Superior than to Chicago.
The construction of this road would
be of vast beneGt to the country
through which it must pass and the
territory contiguous to it. Instead
of building the road, however, as con
templated in the law, says the Helena
(Montana) Herald, by the nearest
practicable route and in a direct line
from Sioux City to the Union Pacific
Road, it runs from Sioux City down
the valley of the Missouri river, in the
State of Iowa, for seventy-two miles,
crossing the Missouri above Omaha,
and striking the Union Pacific at
Fremont, on the Platte river. For
the first sixty ..eight miles of the road,
according to the Minneapolis (Minn.)
Tribune, every mile after they leave
Sioux City takes them from instead
of towards the Pacific ocean ; and
after sixty eight miles ride, the trav
eler finds himself twenty miles farther
from the Pacific coast than he was
when he left Sioux City. Prom Sioux
City to Fremont, by the road, tlie
distance is one hundred miles, and
Fremont is but six miles nearer the
Pacific coast than Sioux City. In
brief, the Sioux City Company have
built a Pacific Branch Road one hun
dred miles Ion?, for every mile of
which they have received a subsidy
of 810,000 in government bonds and
a land grant of 12,800 acres, and at
the end of it, they are only six miles"
nearer the Pacific than at'the poinf
of departure. Had the road been
built as provided by law, " iy the
shortest practicable route," ninety
six miles of road would have joined
the Union Pacific at -Columbus, forty
five miles nearer the Pacific ocean
than the one hundred miles actually
built. This was not only a flagrant
violation of the express provisions of
the law authorizing the construction
of the road, but it was an unfriendly
act to Minnesota, which has justly
excited the ire of the people of that
State. The St. Paul Press, in par
ticular, is very warm in its denuncia
tion of the road built, and says that
Minnesota is thus swindled out of the
great advantages which the direct
route would have given them over
Chicago, and that the country is
swindled out of the advantages which
it would have derived from the sav
ing of hundreds of miles of railroad
transportation for the vast commerce
of the Pacific, especially of heavy
freights ; and the Sioux City Branch
is reduced to a mere local connection,
and deprived of absolutely all its im
portance as an avenue of Pacific trade
and travel. The farther aud most
important object of the Union Pacific
of which the Sioux City Road is
simply a feeder in building the
branch contrary to law, was appar
ently to strike a blow at the North
ern Pacific Road. We say that the
ion Road built the branch, which
is true. Although the Sioux City
Company is distinct from the Union,
yet it is controlled by the latter, as
are and will be all feeders to the
great monopoly. Under the specious
guise of proffers of subsides or other
aid to roads now in course of con
struction, which can by any possi
bility be brought in connection with
their - own, nnd thus inflate their
power, the Union management are
gradually bringing them all under
their immediate control, and making
them subservient to their own ends.
thereby increasing the difficulties in
the way of the friends of the more
favored route the all important
We shall have more to sav, at an
other time, regarding the danger now
existing" that the Union Pacific will
become a monopoly that will effectu
ally control Congress, and block the
wheels of legislation in aid of rival
In iron manufacture, it is rc
ported that in Staffordshire, England,
275 tons of coal are consumed iu
producing 100 tons of iron ; in York,
shire, England, 220 tons of coal are
used ; in Charleroi, Belgium, 165
tons of coal, and in Marquaise,
Fraucc, 145 tous of coal. The
French system of producing iron is
said to be the most ecouomical in
An European astronomer pre
dicts that in August next, there will
be a comet of such brilliancy in the
heavens and so near the earth that
we shall have our nights almost as
light as day.
Some Facts about Earthquakes.
A Washington correspondent of
the New York Herald contributes the
The recent earthquakes in South
America and California have created
a desire to know what part of the
United States is most liable to these
During the winter of 1811-12 a
portion of the Mississippi Yalley,
above and below New Madrid, ex
tending even up as fur as Cairo, was
convulsed to such a degree as to
create lakes and islands, and had the
country been thickly inhabited it
would have been attended with great
loss of life. A tract near Little
Prairie became covered with water,
and a large lake, many miles in ex
tent, was formed in the course of an
hour. The village of New Madrid,
together with the batik of the river
for 15 miles above it, was sunk be
neath the water, and the revulsion
was such as to force all boats and
other material afloat at the time up
the stream some 12 or IS miles. The
earth rose in great undulations, and
when they reached a certain height
the soil burst and vast volumes of
sand, water and a singular substance
resembling coke were discharged.
The general directions of the chasms
were from southwest to northeast.
Iudeed earthquakes may be said to
bo chronic throughont a section of
the country embracing southeastern
Missouri, Northern Arkansas and In
dian Territory. Convulsions and
tremblings of the earth's surface are
of monthly occurrence in many por
tions of the district, so common and
slight as to excite little attention, but
are of importance as showing a con
stant babilit' to serious calamity.
Among the Ozark mountains there
are several extinct volcanoes and one
that has shown activity within the
past three years. A slight volcauic
eruption occurs regularly every twen
ty four hours two o'clock in the
morning at the hot Springs in Iudi
an Territory, west of Arkansas. A
loud report is heard, accompanied
with an eruption of mineral, oil and
water the latter hot enough to boil
eggs. The volcanic tendencies of this
portion of the Union has seriously
retarded its settlement. Rich Mis
sissippi bottom lands in the vicinity
of New Madrid cannot be sold for
ten dollars per acve, while similar
lands fifty miles north or south readi
ly bring $100 or over.
It may be worthy of remark lhat
the chasms opened by the Mississippi
Valley earthquake of 1 S 1 11 2 were
similar in appearance and at right
angles with those of the great convul
sion in Chile in the year 1835, which
extended three hundred miles west
ward to the island of Juan Fernan
dez, elevatiug some 100,000 square
miles of the bed of the 6ea above
high water mark. It is estimated
that the amount of rock added to the
contentment by the last named earth
quake was sufficient to form a moun
tain higher than Etna, with a circum
ference of thirty-fiTe miles, or equal
in bulk to one hundred thousand
In view of these and many similar
facts, can we continue in the belief
that great changes of climates and of
the earth's surface are the work of
remote periods only and have ceased ?
Has our planet got its growth ?
Ladies Should Head Newspapers.
It is a great mastake iu female edu
cation to keep a young lady's time
and attention devoted to ' only fash
ionable literature of the day. If you
would qualify her for conversation,
you must give her something to talk
about give her education with the
actual world, with the outward
world, and its transpiring events.
Urge her to read newspapers, and
become familiar with the present
character and imnrovements of our
race. History is ot some import
--. n . . . .
ance ; but the past world is dead, we
have nothing to do with it. Our
thoughts and our concerns should be
for the present world ; to know what
it is and improve its condition. Let
her have an intelligent opinion, and
be able to sustain intelligent convert
sation concerning the mental, moral
and religious improvements of our
times. Let the gilded annuals and
poems ou the center table bo kept
part of the time covered with weekly
and daily journals,, Let the whole
family, men, women and children,
! married pair at a town in New Jer
sey, a short time since, was a broom
sent to the lady, accompanied with
the following sentiment :
" This trifling gift accept from me,
Its n.-e I would commend ;
In sunshine use the brushy part,
la storms the other end."
-Novel Kace. A race or a singu
lar character took place at the Driv
ing Park, Lincoln, Illinois, recently.
A man was matched to run two hun
dred and twenty yards while a horse
was to make four hundred and torty
vards. both to start at the sound of
the bell. The man won an easy vie
Claims the Belt. An Illinois
editor claims the champion dunner's
belt for a gentleman of Jacksonville,
iu that State, who dunned a man on
his Wfis in chnrcb. and compelled
payment before he would allow him
to resume his prayer
Henry VarI Becclier's Farm.
A correspondent of the Canada
Farmer, thus describes a visit to the
farm of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher,
at Peekskili, N..Y :
We spent an afternoon there very
pleasantly. in the society of the gifted
proprietor, and his interesting family.
Mr. Beecher's farm consists of thirty
six acres, having a narrow frontage,
and sloping up a considerable distance
from the stretch of table land below,
so that it commands a Gne panoramic
view of the picturesque region about
Peekskili, and takes into the scenery
a beautiful sweep of the original farm
house, somewhat improved since it
came into Mr. Beecher's possession,
and forming a comfortable but un
pretentious family residence, and a
large, handsome barn, roofed with
variegated slates, and evincines the
taste at once of the architect and
Mr. Beecher cultivates his domain
in the meantime as a vegetable and
fruit farm, and it reflects no small
credit on his management that last
year the salts off it amounted to
$4,600 an average of $100 per acre
it be reckoned the
wages of seven men during the work
ing season, outlay for manure, team
expenses, &c. Mr. Beecher is a bet
ter and more practical farmer than
we expected to find him. He under
stands the theory and principles of
agriculture thoroughly, and is mak
ing intelligent application of them on
his little estate, which he is managing
not so much for the sake cf present
profit, as with an eye to making a
pleasant home when he retires from
active ministerial duties.
Most of his land has been thorough
ly stirred to the depth of fifteen
iuches. It is thoroughly enriched
with barnyard and artificial manures.
Apple, pear, plum, and peach or
chards are planted, and a large vine
yard set out. These are protected
by evergreen screens and hedges, or
rather will be when the young trees
become large enough. Shade and
ornamental trees are growing up to
adorn a spot which already possesses
extraordinary attractions, and will be
a delightful place when tue owner's
plans are carried out.
Mr. Beecher has large plantations
.of strawberries, raspberries and black
berries, grows early potatoes, lima
beans, melons, " ruta bagas," and
sweet corn extensively, and has not
only a bright and beautiful array of
flower-beds close to his house, but
seems to grow them promiscuously
all over his farm. A good sized
patch of "ruta bagas'' (or Swede
turnips, as we should call them,) is
fringed with three rows of dwart as
ters which are just coming into pro-
bloom. Mr. Beecher is pas
sionately found of flowers, and likes
to have them wherever he is, even in
the pulpit. We were glad to learn
from him that his example ot high
farming is doing his neighbors good,
and that a perceptible improvement
has taken place, siace las advent, in
the style of husbandry about Peek
skill. Such will always be the effect
of growing uniformly good crops
through the combined application of
liberal manure and skilled labor.
PRrxTS ox Aitles axd Pears. A
friend who has lately been on a visit
to the " Hub of the Universe,"
writes us thus :
" I have just seen a very pretty
and fanciful iiea developed ou pears
and apples, in the orchard of a friend
at AVest Roxbury, Massachusetts.
As you ramble among the trees, you
are ever and anon saluted by an iu
scription upon the fruit, done as it
were by the hand of nature" herself.
On some you will find the names of
favorite political candidates. Here
you meet with the famiii ir names of
Mary, or -Alice, or a date (1SGS) in
brief, everything that may suggest
itself to your taste or fancy ; and all
done in the skin of the fruit, without
abrasion of any foreign impression.
The discovery was made by the Hon
Arthur W. Austin, of W est Roxbury,
in 1S51-2. He observed, during the
former year, that apples did not red
den in that nartof tiie fruit where
leaf happened to lie upon it. In 1352
he cut out letters from newspapers,
and, when the apples were yet green,
he pasted them upon them with paste
such as the apothecaries use, made
of gum tragacauth. The apples
would reddea in all parts not covered
by the pasted letters. When the
fruit had reddened to perfection, the
letters were removed, and they would
appear permanently outlined in green.
So, again, when he pasted on the ap
ple a paper in which the letters were,
cut out, the parts covered by the pa
per would bo green aud the letters
would appear distinctly turned in red,
the greeu ground surrounding them.
The experiment is a very pretty one,
and produces a happy effect let our
fruit growers try it. How much
sweeter must be the relish of apple
or pear if the name of the favorite
should thus appear on it, as if written
by the hand of nature. What a su
perior price such fruit, so inscribed,
would command in market, and what
a pretty present it would be to any
lady at a feast."
The proprietor of a forge, not
remarkable for correctness of Ian
guage, but vfho, by honest industry,
had realized a comfortable independ-
ence. being called upon at a social
meeting for a toast, gave " Success to
From the Alantic Monthly for December.'
This capacious soul was lodged Iti
one of the feeblest of bodies. . Physi-,
ologists are never weary of telling us
that masculine health is necessary to
the vigor of the mind ; but the vast
mental strength of Hooker was inde
pendent of his physical constitution.
His appearance in the pulpit conveyed
no idea of a great man. Small iu
stature, with a low voice, using no
gesture, never moving his person or
lifting his eyes from his sermon, he
seemed the very impersonation of
clerical incapacity and dullness ; but
soon the thoughtful listener found his
miud fascinated by the. automaton
speaker ; a still, devout ecstasy
breathed from the pallid lips ; thc
profoundest thought and the most ex
tensive learning found calm expres
sion in the low accents ; and, more
surprising still, the somewhat rude
mother tongue of Englishmen was
heard for the first time from the lips
of a master of prose composition, de
monstrating its capacity for all the
purposes of the most refined and most
enlarged philosophic thought. In
deed, the serene might of Hooker's
soul is perhaps most obviously per
ceived in his style, -in the easy
power with which he wields and
bends to his purpose a language not
yet trained into a ready vehicle of
philosophical expression. It is doubt
ful if any English writer siuce his time
has shown equal power in the con
struction of long sentences, those
sentences in which the thought, and
the atmosphere of the thought, and
the modifications of the thought, are
all included in one sweeping period,
which gathers clause after clause as
it rolls melodiously on to its foreseen
conclusion, and having the general
gravity aud grandeur ot its modulated
movement pervaded by an inexpres
sibly sweet undertone of individual
sentiment. And the strength is free
from every fretful aud morbid quality
which commonly taints the perform
ances of a strong mind lodged in a
sickly body. It is as serene, whole
comprehensive as it is
A lady in Boise Valley who has
been devoting her time and attention
to teaching and raising flowers, writes
her experience to the California
Farmer, from which we extract :
Have I not reason to sing and be
glad ? Only a little time ago the
world looked so dark and dreary.
Never can we forget the heartache
and utter desolation of spirit we en
dured when calling at the dry goods
stores, book stores, and other places,
seeking employment as a saleswoman;
to all these was not an exception I
one said, " Ave don t believe iu wo
man's rights." We besought with
tears a place to work at one-half the
salary paid to young men. " Only
take me on trial, I am sure I can try
to please you. " No' the answer
M t lit J 1
came, we siioum tosc customers;
then, " a woman's place is at home I '
What mockery ; Home! ics,home,
and yet not a home 1 because rent
must be paid, wood bought, provisi
ons, lights, everything, and the act
ive brain, and strong arms that car
ried this burden were gone forever.
No wonder thousands of women are
hurried on to swift destruction. Oh !
that they knew the balm there is in
the blessed sunshine and crisp frosty
mornings, and the sweet satisfaction
in sleeping, resting and singing, while
the elements combine their powers to
make her food grow. If old Ben.
Franklin and Prof.-Morse were made
happy by chaining the lightning
making it subservient to their will
why should not every toiling woman
be equally happy when she wakes up
to the fact that sho can, by simplest
means, take into her service the nat
ural elements . and compel them to
grow for her own use, luscious fruit,
delicious vegetables.and golden grain"?
Slowly we cry Eureka' we have
found it"! We can earn bread and
hnnlcs clothincr and comforts, and
many more - luxuries than any work
in woman, or a dweller of cities.
We can stay at home, play with the
baby, do our own sewing, keep house,
write letters, read papers, and enter
tain company, go out as often as we
wish. Iu a word, feel independent,
healthy and happy, no annoyance ot
seekintr work, no temptation to un
dc-rnrice a poor woman to obtain it,
no time spent in collecting bills from
house to house
The fruit from our garden has been
sold at remunerative prices. The
larger number of purchasers came to
the house with their own carriages
Ladies come from towns twenty
miles distant to buy slips of roses
and verbenas, and later in the season
for strawberry plants
This seemingly barren hill-side has
in two seasons given us a larger sal
arv than has been paid to any woman
roar-hrr in the Union schools of the
A strange murder was recently
committed at Lyons. Two men at
tacked a woman named Jacotot as
she was entering her house, tied her
hands, foced some corrosive liquor
down her throat, and then threw her
intr the mnddv stream called Suzon.
Sho managed to crawl out of the
( river and reach the nearest house,
but was unable to speak, and died iu
(,a few minutes.
I . the: ixthirrx caxai.
, Oa this- sutjoet we fend the fo!lbv-'
ingiri a late Eastern journal r
. The idea-of a "canal across the Isth
muswhich varies in width from H
little more than 100 miles to sOiae
thing' less tKan, SO miles was broach
ed as' early as the days of Philip If,
of Spain ; and a partial survey was"'
made by his authority, about the year"
1528. But insuperable difficulties
were met 'with, aud th6 idea was
abandoned. 1826 the plan "Was re
vived by a New Grenadiau engineer,
and a route 'surveyed. Another and
more formal survey: was rh'ark;, by
authority of Bolivar, in 1827-29. lit
1813 the French'surveyed for a canal,
and obtained a favorable report ; and
from that time to the' building' of" the' '
Pauama Railroad, 1850-55, the sub
ject continued to be agitated, but
without any practical results. Now,
however, it is to be hoped tha, the
set time has come to begin this miich
mooted and most important interna
The present proposed plan is rto
build a canal large enough; to allow
any ship in tha world, except the
Great Eastern, to pass from ocean to
ocean, without unloading; and to
have it free to all nations, and neu
tral ia all wars. . Vessels are to pass
and repass by paying a stipulated
sum per ton and pef passenger ; the
ports at either end to be free except
for goods intended for consumption
in the Republic of Colombia. The
charge on ships' in ballast is hot to
exceed 75 cents a ton. $2 a ton.-
loaded with merchandise, orrd on
passengers $10 a head may be charg
ed. The company is to hare a grant
from the Government of exclusive
right of way for 90 years, - and is to
pay the ; Columbian - Government O
per cent, of the clearing profits for
25 years, and 8 per cent, for 75 years,
for this privilege.
A Singular Bird: James Henry,
of Mound ' City, Illinois, - 6n Surrday,
the 13th ultimo, shot a new and com
paratively unknown bird on the Ken
tucky shore, opposite that city, which
is thus described by the Cairo DeinOi
crat r -
It is larger than the ostrich, and;
weighs lOi pounds. The body of
this wonderful bird is covered Citk
snow-white down, and its head of a
fiery red. The wings, of deep black,
measure 15 feet from tip to tip, arid'
the bill, of a yellow color. 23 j'neheg
Its legs are slender and sinewy, peaV
grccu in color, and measure 48 inches
in length. . One of the feet resembles"
that of a duck, and the other that oT
a turkey. Mr. Henry shot it at a
distance of 100 yards, from the top
most branch of a dead tree,- pTeyfus-upon-a
full sized sheep that it had'
carried from the ground;
A mao who was in the habit of
constantly frequenting a cabaret 6b.'
the Versailles road, near Paris, was"1
observed by the mistress to be sit
ting with his glass empty before him.-
What will you take V said the'
woman. Uh, nothing more, ' was
the reply. " I have but forty sous,
and I must buy some charcoal 16'
stifle myself with." " Oh. that's"
very foolish' rejoined . the landlady,-
who thought he was joking ; "with1
two -penny tforth of cord you coulif
hang yourself, and by that arrange
ment you could have some mora
money to' spend in drink.'' " Upon'
my word, you're right said the man
and he spent thirty-eight of his re
maining sous in drink. On Saturday
morning he was
to a tree.
A Rochester urchin uncouseiou'g-
ly perpetrated a great joke at the ex
pense of his teacher, announcing to'
her pupils the holiday of February
223, and asking them some ques
tions concerning its observance ;
among others, why the birthday of
Washington should be celebrated
more than mat 01 any t no eie.
Wbv," she added, more than
mine, lou may.ien me; sue sia
to a little fellow eager to explain
" Because," he exclaimed, with great
vivacity, "because he never told a
" How many regular steady
boarders are there m this house t
asked a census taker of a Servant
fir I. mere s uueeu uoarueis iu an,
r r. 1 1 r -It .
sir ; but not mor'n four of ern
Oa a recent trial, an Irishman;
with characteristic obliquity 61 specbh;
after scratching his head1, Said ?
" Plase ycr Honor, 1 do' not rcmcm
bcror if I do, I forget it now'
At Biarritz, last summer; the
Russian Princess Garlitzart was one
of the boldest swimmers. She would
go out a mile or more, attended 6n!y
by a big black dog.
- After Charles Snmncf nad closed
his speech at the Chinese' banquet in
Boston, some amusement; was caused
by the band striking uo " Champagne'
A Western editor reentry m'ar
ried One of his compbsitors, another
acting as bridegroom, the o&cJatrng
clergyman being a retired printer
and the local editor giving tha br j!p
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