The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, January 09, 1869, Image 1

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OBEGOJT CITY; OKEGOSAtllB jfAXITAltX 9, 009
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1866.J- Established. 1866.
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its Weekly Enterprise,
AX INDEPENDENT PAPER,
, FOB THE
Business Man, the Farmer
AiA the FAMILY CIRCLE.
PUBLISHED EVJCRV SATCaAT
AT TBS
FFICE Corner of Firr and Ifaln streets
Oregoa City, Oregon. -
D.C. IRELAND, Proprietor.
THE WEALTH OF OREGON shall at all
times constitute the paramount Interest to
which cur columns will be devoted. Every
meagre for the good of the State, whether
r,f rivoM ovpuhlic interest, irrespective at
yarty, will find in an advocate and a de
uder, to the extent of oar ability. We
hH aim to attract the attention of the
millions of
ruPt'LATIOJJ AND MONEY" seeking profit
able pl.ice.-i, to that channel which is now
making this the Jioci of the globe, and ren
dering Oregon with other Pacific States,the
irraneries of the world, with a centre of
trade second to none.
AUIUCULTURE will continue to receive that
attention which it merits, at the hands of
rvei-v intelligent Journalist. " The Farmer
frrdkh all.
THE MARKETS will be watched carefully,
and such information as we shall be able to
compile will be published.
MANUFACTURERS are earnestly requested
to iuform us with respect tu those various
interests, to the end that wo may be able to
make the Entkkfkise as near au encyclo
paedia of the business of Oregon as can be.
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ND JOB rniXTING.
t-rnri office is supplied with
beautiful, aonroved style of type, and ino.l
a o proved
fin MACHINE l'ltl-:S:?ES. which will enable
tua I'l oi! letor to do Jb Pliutiug at nil times
Neat, Quick and Cheap !
&g- Work solicited.
D. C. JRriLAND, Proprietor.
BUSINESS CARDS.
)R. F. BARCLAY,
f Formerly urpeon to the Hon. H. B. Co.)
O FFICE
At Residence, Main street ure-
pon City, (iiesotl:
y II. W ATKINS, M.D.,
" SURG HON, PoitTi.ANn, Onrcov.
OFFICE 'J Front street Residence cor
ner or Main and HevfentH streets.
JMPElilAL MILLS.
Savier,- LaRoque & Co.,
ht'EGoS CITY.
Keep constant!. on hand f.t sale, flour
Midlines, Rran and Chicken Feed. Rallies
purching feed must furnish the sacks.
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M. liliOUGUTOX.
Contractor and Builder,
Jain st.. C'RRCJdN- CITY.
Will attend to all work in his line, con-
dinting in part of Carpenter and Joiner woik
framing, bailding, etc. Jobbing promptly
Attended t.
AVID SMITH,
.S-tcceMor to SMITH t MARSHALL;
Black-Smith and Wagon Maker,
Comer of Main and Third strettfi;
Orcgou City Oregon.
I?!acksniithincr in all its branches: War-
on making and repairing. All work warrant
ed to give satisfaction.
J08F LAND BROTHERS,
P0E.XLAND AUCTION STORE
. 97 First st.s Portland,
Next Door to Post Office.
o
r 1 porters and Jobbers of Staple and
Fancy I y (Joods. Grain bags, Hurlaps, furn-l.-hing
o ls. n We pay the highest cash
price for Woof, Furs, and Hides.
RMES DALLAM,
uiroRTKns axp .founKRs or
. Wood and Willow Ware
Brushes, Twines, Cordage, etc.,
AND MA.vrCTi:WKRS OF
Broom, Pails, I'libs, Washboards, fyc
215 4 217 Sacramento st., San Francisco.
113 Maiden Lane, . Y. City.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since lS4!.at the old stand,
Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon.
Au Assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
iff.iiriii'w done on short notice,
i ind thankful for past favors.
CLARK GSEENMAN,
J-iss n p va ox CITY.
All orders for the delivery of merchan-di-e
or packages and freight of whatever des
cpUou, to any part of the city, will beexe
rutPKl promptly and with care.
John Nestor, Architect,
GtTlL'ElX CARTERS BUILDING,
Front st., Portlaud Oregon
EIIIST-CLASS RESIDENCES,
uiriness Houses. Halls. Churches,
B
Tenements, Cottages, Suburban.
Residences, and
I'EscmrTioxs of iskick .vno rnxyB
Buildings Designed and Planned
f. y?xtx accuracy, and scmptilouslv and faith
"''y superintended. tTOWueTo'" interests
COBered.prtunoant
XTIX XEATLY EXECHT.
ed ai
t tue r v t 1 n v V. i s v. i K K 1 1 : I
BUSINESS CARDS.
QV. FERRYj 7
" BROKER, PouTbAxo. Okeoox.
Cor. Front and IVathington Sts.
Agent North British aud Mercantile
Insurance Company, and Manhat
tan Life Insnrance Company.
"Government Securities, Stocks, Boodn
and Real Estate bought and 'sold on Com
mission. i
w. c, JOUNSOK.
O. M COWf . -
: Notary Public.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
Oregon City, Oregon.
J63 Will attend to all business entrusted to
our care in any of the Courts of the Statu,
Collect money .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
etc. Particular attention given to contested
Land cases.
j. n. MITCHFLL.
. J. X. POLPH.
A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolpli & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and ProC'
tors in Admiralty .
XT Office o-er the old Fost'Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
a. c. gibus. c. w. rAnnisti,
Notary PuUic and Com. of Deeds.
GIBBS & PARRISH,
Attorneys mid Counselors at Bate,
Portland, Okkgon.
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
brick block.
JOHN EI. BACON,
Justice of the Peace Jk City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council lloora, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties iipiiertainiug to the
business of a Justice of the Peace.
Dr. J, H. HATCH,
Late Mack 4- HaUl,
DENTIST.
The patronage of those desirinsr First Clasq
Op -'ration, is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in all cases uacuntccd.
11. Xitrov O.cyde administered for the
Painless Extraction of Teeth.
Ot(ck Corner of Washington and Fron
streets, Portland. Entrance, on Washington
street.
JENTAL NOTICE.
HOME AGAIN.
i)dr!nr my 'our of two years
in the Eastern States I have
spared neither tim nor
money to inaki ffvse'f ier-
fectly familiar with and master ot my pro
fession. Those desiring the best wfrk that
the nut uro of the case will admit of can find
me at my ollice, l'7 Front street, two doors
above McCorruick's Book Store, Portland,
Oregon.
DTI. J. Ct. GLENN.
CHAUNCE Y BALL,
(tv :kxi r to Ova Jon if" Co.;
i ASYFACTfRtr. o"
tfogOi Cb vuli 'ujw j
201 and M',' Front st., Portland, Oregon.
OCT" Wagons of every dcocrijyfion
?n a de to order. Oe n c r a I Ji b h i rig done
with neatness and dispatch.
A LARGE iX VOICE OF NEW
Sunday Scho61 aftd Gift Books !
ITUiOM THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIE
. ty aud
Various other Publishing Honscs !
For sale by the subscriber, on JefTerson st.
between 'id and 3d, Portland, Ormgon.
Ci. H. ATKINSON. Secretary,
.')2.1y and Treas. Oregon Tract So c
J AMES L. DALY,
(Late Didv t Stevens',) .
U EN EE A L A (7 EN T,
Offick So. lof Front street, Portland,
Wiil give special attention to Collecting
and adjustment of accounts, bills and notes ;
Negotiating; Inland bills; effecting loans;
buying, seliingand leasing real estate;' lioustt
rentinz, and to the general agency business
in all its branches.
A. II. UtLL.
K. X. PAKKEKi
BELL &. PARKER.
iiruisTs,
A'!' TKAtEIJS IX
Cherr.icais, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept iu a Drug Store. Main
Street. Oregon City.
A. J. MONKOK.
V. A. K. MSLLF.X.
MA 15,258. 1' WORK.
MONROE & MELLEN,
Dealers in California, Vcrnioiit, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Monu
ments:, Head and Foot Stoats,
Salem Oregon.
M-antles'-and Furniture Sfarble furnished
to order.' S'J.t
3.r. Mrn-Krt;
,T. V. S11ATTCCK.
J. F. MILLER & Co.,
MAXrr'ACtcaKii.s or axi dealkus fx
l$oot.s" ;md 8itoe !
At the Oregon City Boot and SAoi
Store, Main strict.
THE BEST SELECTION
Of Ladies', Gents, Boys', and Children's
Boots aud Shoes, on hand or made to order.
ASIJBKW wn.ms.
wm. Tinort; ii"?dx.
WILLIS U ROUGHTON.
Haviri!r nnrchspil intnc'
of S. Cram, in the well kn ow n
II lrRR V S TA Ji T. P. VX
One door west of KcMmr ML,4 i
City, announce that fhev will at all times
keep good horses arcl carriages to Jet at
reasonable rates. Horses bought and sold
or kept by the dav or week.
Oregon Seed Sios-c !
K. E. CHATPIELD,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Garden and Field Seeds of all Kinds.
PRODl'CR AXD CO.MMISSIOX.
First street, Portland Ortgon,
Near the Western. Hotel.
1 EMOVAL !
THE JEWELKT If l .jVA
Establishment of J. 13. Miller
n5 BEEN REMOVED
To No. 101 Front st., comtr of Aldir
Carters New Building, Portland,
In Chas. Woodard'3 Drug Store
pv Where be will be ready to attend to
aMWanner of workmanship in his line.
"w:,tr:.es aud Jewelry repanea iu wost
workmanlike maimer. L. AlLiA.i.
Conceltctl Little Gritssliopper.
Therv was a little grasshopper,
Forever on the jump
And as he never looked ahead1,
lie often got a bump.
Ilis mother said to him one dayr
As they were in the stubble, '
If you don't look bforc you leap,
Ybttll get yourself in trouble.
This eilly little grnsbopper
Despiae'd his wise old mother,
And said he best knew what to do?,
And bade her not to bother.
He hurried off across the fields v
An unknown path be took
Wbvn, oh ! hq gave $ boedltsajump;
And landed in a brook.
lie struggled hard to reach the bank,-
A floating straw he seizes
Y?'hen, quick, a hungry trout darts out,
Aud tears him all to piefces.
MORAL.
Good little boys and girls, heed well
Your mother's; wise advice;
Before you move, look carefully '
Before you speak, think twice).
Jes
sie's
Dollar.
A STOHr FOR HOYS AND GIRLS.
' There's sometbinp; to buy sugar
plums with,' Uncle Mark said, with
a good-bye to his little niece, Jessie.
S'ne then kissed bim and gave him
n qood hard hug, by way of showing
her gratitude. After he had gone,
she opcr.ed her hand and smoothed
out the ruinpled note. It va3 a dol
lar. Jessie Marsh was used to having
considerable spending money. Un
cles, auntsi and cousins kept her
pretty well supplied. She was one
of those bright, merry girls, who are
always smiling and happy, and a
great favorite with everybody ready
to do a favor, bold a skein of yarn
for grandmother, look up her papa's
slippers, and run np stairs or down
stairs for a misplaced or forgotten
article. Perhaps this was the reason
why she received so many gifts of
one kind and another ; for even
visitors at the house always went
away with a pleasant remembrance
of cheerful, obliging Jessie.
Mr. Marsh was In very comforta
ble circumstances, a'nd extremely in
dulgent to his little daughter. She
was the only girl, and there were
four boys in the family. If Jessie
expressed a wish' for a book or a toy
he always brought it home to her.
I am sorry to say that Jessie was
rather careless and extravagant. To'
be sure she made glad many a child's
heart by gifts of her playthings when
she was done with them, but she
tired of them very soon and wanted
new ones. Pennies, quarters, arid
even ha'f-dollars, often went for
some trifle that presently lost interest
for her. Mrs. Marsh tried to check
this fault in her daughter, bnt her
father generally came to the rescue.
' Let her take her own pleasure
with the money,' he would say; ' I
dislike to see children mean and par
gimoriious.' i?ut Mrs. Marsh took every occa
sion to direct Jessie, although her
advice was not always followed.
Jessie was still holding the dollar
in her hand, as the mother re-entered
the ro6m.
' See what Uncle Mark gave me
to buy sugar-plum's with, he said
and a radiant smile illHmined Jessie's
face.
' And only yesterday you wcrd
wishing for a dollar her mother re
plied. The smile faded a little at that.
Jessie had beeu listening to a poor
woman's story the day before. Mrs.
Marsli had given her some sewing,
as die' was very anxious to earn
money euough to pay her rent.
Counting up what she was likely to
get from one and another, left her
Still a dollar or two short. Ordina
rily, Mrs. Marsh would have overpaid
her, but now she had a mind to put
Jessie's generosity to the test. The
little girl had been quite thoughtful
for some time after Mrs. Adams' de
parture, aud at last had said :
4 Oh, mamma ! I wish I had a dol
lar ; I would give it to Mrs. Adams.
I low hard it must be to earn money
enough to take care of herself and
those little childreu !'
' Yes,' her mother answered grave
ly. ' Ye ought to be thankful that
God has placed us above want.'
Jessie went to her bank. It never
had a very large surplus on hand.
Twenty cents, that was net near a
dollar. So she gave a little sigh.
This was what her mother's words
recalled. She looked rather sober
over it for several moments.
' A dollar is a good deal for a little
girl to give away,' she said siowly,
as the result vf hsr thoughts.
is often easy, to be charitable with
that which we do not possess. ' -
-' One can't give when one hasn't
anything,' and' the absurdity made
her smile a little. , .. .
1 And it is unfortunate not to have
the heart and the money at the same
time , ; , r
Jessie did not reply. It was now
nearly school time ; so she hunted up
her t hoo'd, -. her squirrel tippet and
muff, and her ood warm cloak. She!
had never suffered from any cold or
neglect, and there was a sadden rush
of gratitude in her heart, for it was
a sweet, true and tender heart.
' dood-by, mamma aud she came
to kiss her. Then she strapped her
books together, hung them on her
arm, and ran down the path.
Should she give Mrs. Adams her
dollar ? There were so many things
that she wanted. She jp.st halted at
"Warners store window. There was
a box of paints that were only a dol
lar she had made two or three in
effectual attempts to save up her
money and get them. And there
wis a crying baby, with the loveliest
blue eyes. Her dolly was past the
crying stage she would just go i:i
and price this one it was such fun
to have the squeaking Utile thing.
' Seventy-live cents.' It was a beauty.
And there was a, lovely toy, iu the
shape of a pretty carved egg cup, with
an egg in it. When you touched a
spring in the bottom of it, the upper
half of the egg flew off, and the pret
tiest little fairy made you a bow.
That was a dodar. And a drawing
slate, with such a charming variety
of landscapes, castles, birds, and
nearly everything ; Oh ! what beau-
liful things one could buy with a
dollar !
' Will you take this baby V and
the shop-keeper made it cry like a
real live bt
and all the while there
was such a roguish look in its eyes.
4 Not just now Jessie said, faintly.
and tnr
tied aw n v.
Oh ! von hk
better ;'
and then the woman made the
spring up so suddenly that
lajry
Jessie
jumped too. How she could startle
the boys with it !
' I won't
Jessie said,
take
with
any
them
now-
sudden
determina-
tion. and then wont out. S.ho hnd
i , . i . . I
to run to school to h there, in tune, i
At recess Martha Loe displayed a i
beautiful rubber ring, with a pearl in
it. It looked so' prettv on her little i
fingers.
'It cost just a dollar she said,
4 and I saved up all my pennies to
buy it Then she let Jessie fry it
on. ilie bovs had made Jes
SS!p SCV
era! ririfrs. but they
ririf'9. hut. i ifv h ifl rot t ,n
ma the
smooth finish of this
And then the
pearl !
4 1 mean' to have ono exclaimed
Kell Anders ; ' I have about seventy
cents saved up.'
Jessie looked at her finger, and
decided that she wanted one also.
To be sure there was her nrettv
birthday ring, with rubies, but that
wasn't black. The pearl looked so
lovely in it.s jetty setting.
Mrs. Adams' pale face and troubled
eyes icterf erred with Jessie's peace of
mind. She certainly thought yester
day that if she had a dollar she would
give it to her. Why did she not
want to now ?
Clara Adams has not been to
school to-day Miss Trusdell said.
4 Who goes near her house V
4 I will call said Jessie.
' Thank von, Jessie.8 Clara ought
hot to miss a day. 1 am afraid she
is sick.'
So Jessi1; went around by another
path; almost afraid to pass Warner's
again. It was a cold December day,
cloudy now, and with the appearance
of snow. She tapped at the dour
and Jamie answered her.
' Oh ! come in, Miss Jesnle !' and
Jamie shut the door quickly,' so the
biting air would not rush in.
4 1 called to see why Clara was
not at school to-day Jessie said.
Clara blushed. Mrs. Adams look
ed rather troubled.
4 Y'ou're not sick
' No, Miss Jessie, it wasn't that.
But Clara hasn't any shoes. She
would freeze her feet in those old
ones ; besides, they're but to the
ground
Jessie cast a furtivo glance at them
old and shabby irideed. She
thought of her old half-worn boots,
but, although Clara was a smaller
girl, her feet were larger than Jessie's.
Xo, that would not do.
4 1 ordered her a pair at Mr.
Gregg's aud they're done only he
will not let me have them until I pay
down a I.it.c. Aud I vc just nciicv
p.httptY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY.
enough for my rent, which is due. .to
morrow. Mr. Dallas is a hard land
lord ' ' ,U-' ,
i 'Then you have all the money?'
Jessie said gladly. . ". ' '' ;
'Yes, I am thankful for, that; -.ut
Clara must wait until ncxi week I
shall have to earn some mote.'
Jessie talked to Jamie end Char
lie awhile, and listened to tfie praises
of her own dear mamma, who was
always doing a kind act for every
body. And inf rjlah came into her
wind; bnt then she could not have a
crying doll, nor a oaint box. nor .any
1 ,
Gf th.ose.,4oys she so much coveted.
She said good-by to them presently,
and went .straight to Mr. Gregg's.
A woman in a faded shawl was
standing by the untidy counter. She
had been binding, some shoes, and
brought them home.
' I can't give it to you, because!
haven't a cent in the place,' Mr.
Gregg was saying. 'People won't
pay rue, and I can not pay others,'
'Bat we actually haven't anything
in the house not a mouthful of din
ner even and here the poor woman's
j tremulous voice broke down..
Jessio felt like crying, too, but she
winked away tho tears with a great
dibit. Then sho asked Mr.
Grejjg
about Clara'.s shoes.
'There they are he raid, and nod
ed his head toward a stout; pair stand-
j ing on a littlo shelf
j ones, too, and dirt
4 Good, strong
cheap, and yet
they can't pay for them. I'm done
trusting; its a poor plan, and it keeps
me iiKe a ocir
t;
ar
' Will you let me have them if I
give you a dollar now, and promise
to nay the rest if they can't?' Jessie
i askt'd bravely.
Ys, Miss.
Out ca'me Jessicas dollar ! Spent
for a pair of coarse shoes that had
not a hit of beauty or grace, like the
fairy or the doll, or twenty other
things.
The poor woman approached again:
' (. Mr. Gregg !'
'Wtil, take it he eaid ungracious-
i .
The thin fingers clutched it nerv'
ously, and she almost stared at Jessie.
' Will you send them down to Mrs.
Adams to-night? Til ask papa for
the rest of the money. How much is
il
V
Only a dollar,
, . r
must sav ; nut 1
.lhot nothinir.'
Cheap enough. I
do my work for
When Jessie was in the fresh air,
trying to breathe out the smell of wet
leather and shoemaker's wax, a hand
was hud upon her shoulder.
' Heaven bless yon, child a faint
voice said. 4 You have done a kind
j deed for a friend, and been the means
I of blessing a stranger. My poor old
! .i .. i i i ..." i
1 ....j u
I vation point. God must have scut
; V u hither
Jessie's heart swelled too full, for
utterance. The temptations in War
ner's window were nothing to her
then. She ran down the street with
a light, happy heart.
How late vo u are,
Mrs. Marsli
It was dusk
said, as Jessie entered.
in the cosy sitting room.
4 Mamma she said presently, 4I
must toil you; I have spent my dol
lar. And 1 have had such au odd
time! I'm satisfied though.'
Then Jessie told her mother the
whole story. Mrs. Marsh kissed her
tenderly.
But that was not the end of it.
Jessie's dollar was likely to have
quite a history of its own.
Some time after, on one Saturday,
old Matt, who came up to the Marsh's
to do chores and rough work, made
his appearance in a good warm, wool
en jicket.
' How nice and comfortable you
are, Matt Mrs. Marsh said. ' I was
thinking, a few days ago, how much
you needed such a garment
' And it came to me most like a
present; a queer sort of way tliat I
wasn't counting ch. There's a poor
woman who does a little sewing, and
binds shoes lor Mr. Gregg. She
came over to our house for loaves of
bread, and she'd run up quite a bill
when she stopped. For awhile 1
did'nt hear anything of her. ' We'll
never ask the poor ereeter for it I
said to mother: but Wednesday she
brought a dollar to pay up tire back
and tt some more bread. So says
mother: ' Isovr, Matt, you must have
a jacket right away, lur I never ex
pected to get this money at all. And
I have fifty cents that 1 can put to it,
and it will just do.' So now I shan't
be so likely to get the rheumatiz in
my shoulders. The Lord sends ev
erything round about right.'
Jessie glanced up at her mother.
Her dollar had: benelitted even Matt.
' Will you tell me where-this poor
woman lives?' Mrs. Morsh asked,
and that afternoon she and Jessie set
out to find her, aud were in time to
rescue two human beings from starva
tion. 4 What a wonderful dollar !' Uncle
Mark said, as Jessie, sitting on h"i3
knee, recounted its adventures. ' I
think I'll have to put s:uic more out
iu the same fashion.
4 It's sweeter than
" 'The Sacramento Uniori gets after
this 'old 'entreroan, in the' ' following
style : ' .
ti would now appear that for alf
the bungling of Reverdy Johnou, we
have bim, and not. John Bull to
blame. 11 his actions Indicate bat
he bag been moved, by an anxiety , to
recommend himself with the rebel
class at home and abroad, perhaps
with a view'to regain caste among'
them, and iti the future a new lease
of pf5.ee, from 'S.Mv Maryland.". It
is, to be sure, unrrfacious to say or
thihk this of a: trtfn as' old, s able
andso expenefWed as I?verdy.
Johnson ;'but-wt can see qo.alt.ernify;
tive except in believing that a'e is in
his senility, or has been overcome by
flattery. When he went to England,
there was practically no dispute
about the fact of England's indebted
ness. Her Ministers were ready to
admit that American commerce had
suffered from the negligence of the
British Government. More than
this the injury had come about in
such a way that it was not for the
interest of Great Britain to let it go
unrecompensed. Not that she cared
for international law, except as that
uncertain code determined what was
for her own good. Indeed that law
substantiated this: 44 Do not unto
your neighbor what you cannot afford
to have your neighbor do to you."
England could not a fiord to have
the door open for the building and
fitting out of Fenian Alabamas in
our ports ; therefore she deemed it
expedient to pay tithe of the dam
age done us by Laird and his pirati
cal helpers for only a tithe cf the
actual damage can we ever put into
legal form, since it is only the ships j
destroyed, ana not tne snips criven
off the ocean, for which claims for
damage will be presented. Our
claims have been long since made up,
and the English diplomats have prob
ably known the gross amount: They
have only been waiting and dallying
for an opportunity to present a coun
ter claim. Keverdy Johnson's maud
lin diplomacy has been deemed the
chance they wanted. Truly they
Were justified in supposing that a
Miuister who would take Laird to
his arms, would not object to the
consideration, at least, to such an oiT
set to the Alabama claims as Stanley
has ofT'-red. We doubt whether the
English Minister would have had the
face to present such a counter claim
to our previous Minister. But John
son's gtrshing toadyism was excuse
for anything. Nevertheless the Eng
lish diplomats have made ''a mistake
in taking advantage of it. They fail
to realize the fact that it is the Amer
ican people and not their Minister
they must deal with. For them to'
reveal, therefe're, such an utterly
selfish, unfair, and grasping spirit is
to incur the loss of the confidence and1
respect of our people, and thereby
eudangef all negotiations in the fu
ture. Already they seem to be con
scious they have gone too far. We
are kindly informed that Stanley's
offset does not include matters within
the cognizance of our . Admirability
Courts that is, blockade runners,
etc I
We are, to console ourselves" with
the knowledge that Great Britain
only asks us to pay fof the property
of Englishmen resident in the South
during the war, and making mbhey
there subject to all the risks of such
a situation. One cf the partners of
the establishment, which engraved
and printed the Confederate money
and bonds" was an English citizen,
and his claim, doubtless, is a part of
Stanley's offset. Sherman burnt the
cotton manufactory of some one in
Atlanta or Milledgeville, who vainly
claimed protection as an Englishman,
though he was working for. rebels as
earnestly and willingly as Laird. Of
such , items as? these; doubtless:' 13
Stanley's counter claim made up ;
and it is manifestly preposterous
from beginning to end, iu its prince
pies and its composition. So obvi
ous is this that we probably should
never have heard of such a monstrous
proposition but for the silly behavior
of Keverdy Johnson, tie has con
veyed to his English companions so
poor an opinion of Ins judgment that
they have actually proposed that the
Commission to judge of these claims
and counter claims should be ap
pointed two by Cueeu Victoria and
one by our President. At least so
it is reported, though it seems scarce
ly credible, after previous informa
tiotf that the Commission was to con
sist of eight members from' each na
tion. Thii ministry of Reverdy
Johnson is evidently a disgraceful
failure to him personally ; but it may
result in good to the cause since it
reveals the real nature of those with
whom we have to deal, and vill en
able us to make the issue squarely
hereafter, and allow no more dodging.
44 Had the movement lately set
on foot for the amelioration of the
condition Of womin, been' directed
rather to the redressal 6f woman's
wrongs, than to the aggressive as
sertion of her rights, it would have
become more popular than it is, and
it would have appealed to the sym-"
pathirjs which the course pursued has
closed against." F. Times.
It would be well if they would
turn their attention to redressing
their persons. They certainly need j
to be re-dressed. -Coinmercia..
ZSdc'a trut'ti iu fcota.
the m$co&viro ami&uca.
i i
Baron Humboldt rightly assigns
an' earlier date than tWt of Colum
bus to the actual discovery of the
American coutinent. -Tveiectmsr as
exploded the tale of tribes speaking
the Celtic dia?e6t having been' found
6h the coast of "Virginia, we are
bound by very sufficient proof's to ad
mit that the coasts, of Labrador and
New Eugland ere known to the
-A ,.j f i
Icelandersandi Norwegians, through
their intervening settlements, , more
j tha eihjj centuries ago'thatr they
partially settled Vineland-as tfiej.
AUhben Nfw-
England Statesand that a BistSop
went on a Christian mission to the
colonies thus established. These nar
ratives; hitherto known and accredit
ed by a few only, have of late years
received ample confirmation from the
researches of llafu, the greatest
northern scholar of the times,
documents which he obtained and
published, attest not only the act of
discovery, but dictate by the course
and length of the voyage, by the
time of1 sunrise, and otner curious
particulars, the exact coasts discov
ered including Newfoundland, Nova
Scotia, Massachusetts, etc. Hum
boldt speafcs of Lief as the discoverer
cf America; and perhir'n's he may be
so regarded from the extent of his
southern course though we find rea
sons to' believe that Labrador had
already been visited in A. D. 2001,
by Biom Heriolfson, an Icelandic
navigator. The records of this event,
both numerous and authentic, come
to ns from that extraordinary island
of Iceland, which during the eleventh,
twelfth, and thirteenth centuries,
created! and maintained, amidst its
snows and volcanic fires a literature
which would have honored th's hap
piest clime of Europe. Succeeding
the period thus signalized to us, a
series of physical and social calamities
extinguished this great northern light,
at which time, and in the same storm,
we lope sight of the land of Yinelahd,
and all traces cf this remarkable dis-;
covery disappear. , Should ?we eve
.... . , . A
regain tliei,;,' It a Hist pjwt)fy b-u
the American coast itself. But the
simple Norsemen left behind them no
temples or palaces, like those of Nim
rod. to be disentombed for the admi
ration and instruction of distant aaes
and written records alone remain to
attest this ancient discovery.
Tne Cold Ete. We read in an
Eastern paper that a man recently
huny, said on the scaffold : 44 1 am a
sinner ; I am guilty of the murder
charged upon rae. For one little er
ror in my life my relatives and friends
turned upon me a cold eye," and he
wept lite a child. These few wordi
told the man's life'. He erred. No'
kindly words of forgiveness fell upon'
his ear. No soft fooks of encourage
nient met his gaze. The cold eye
met him in his path. He fell before
it. He arose. But it still haunted
him. It was photographed in his
sleeping and waking hours. It stared
at him from every corner of daily ex
istence. It drove him from the altar
of repentance, from the font of good
resolves, from the fragrant vase of
hope. He left the free and uprigut
walks of life and sauutcred in medi
tation, regrets and despondency, in
the haunts of vice. The good turned
against hini. The bad invited film
ou. He was a poor, weak rhan.
One kind look; one friendly look,
might have snatched him from the
sea of crime which led him to the
gallows. Who' may tell his strug
gles ? YVho may tell the conflict in
his heart where vice triumphed? He
was the victim of a cold eye. Every
day repeats the story.
Dr. Stark1, the Registrar Gen
eral of Scotland, reports that "bach
elorhood is more destructive to life
than the most unwholesome trades,
or than residence in ah unwholesome
house or district, where there never
has been the most distant attempt at
sanitary improvement of any kind.
The bir diamond' iu the end of
Ole Bull's violin bow was a present
from the Duke of Devonshire, a deaf
old gentleman; for whose pleasure
the violinist played half an hour with
a string connecting the instrument
and his hearer's teeth; whereby the
fatter heard the music.
The Government" is urging upbn
its officers special vigilance to pre
vent the fitting out of filibustering
expeditions against Cuba. The pres
ent condition of affairs in that island
furnishes us an excellent occasion for
j profiting by minding oar own busi
. ue5.
THE 1U.ECTIOX dH- 6 II AS;
The London Timbshai an A men-"
catV editor. This ... department Iiai
been added to its jeadYog colnm'nt
since the war. In a late issue; No
vember Sthy it says r
M As was jfoected wfth t
dence beforehand.. General ra'nth4
been ele6td President 6? the IJiktUi t
States. -'I" be Northern States gener
nlly.have supported Aim. In Nei
York; which contribrttes, thirty .tnrro'
votes to the Electoral College; i fe
pYbb'&de that the Democratic c&ni
date yfrfti tlfc advantage bf a'sffitttt'
majority ; but in the other iraorteui
arid populonstares of PenmyUinti'
pkl$, WmoUr ' Indiana iKW!'
chtfsetrjrr th Tdte fo-'Orta1i&I
Colfax largely predominates'. i t
a wonderful result of science arVd so
cial organisations that the opfnfyn
of an fmmense population shall be
taken in a single day of er a territory
as large ai' all Europe, and that iri
less than twenty four hours after the
close of the polls the issue of the con
test, with the approximate nombef
of votes given in each State, should
be Enown in the capitals 6'f the 613
Wcfld. Such a1 triumph of civilisa
tion is more impressive than the.
event just recorded, and it causes us
to remembef how independent of po
litical action are the forces which1
most impel the human' ra6e in tbu
path of progress.
The able ar.d grJlant soldier who
is now raised to the first place iri the
Lnion is one whose success no one
will be tfisjwsed to regret, fjeneral
Grant has fairly won his high riiiR
by hard work, rea? devotion to his
country, and service which will live
long in fts remem'brance; It is in his
favor that his reputation is almost
exclusively professional, and that he
is not and never lias been a party
politician: He will take office with
greater freedom of action than if ho
were the hero of a hundred platforms;
and had in lofig canvassing tours ta
feeti nil the pledges and uttered all
the sliibboleths of h'13 party. He is;
in fact, a m'an which his countrymen
i of all opinions may brirVg themselves
: to accept, simply because he has noi
I identified himself so strictly with on&
faction as is' common with the muTt?
tude of candidates. A President
who is elected b the Republicans,
and yet was not long ago looted
upon as a possible leader by the
Democrats, cannot birt have eomfc
advantage j entering, upoa his v4T,i
min?Rtraii?i; Ilk cprr U the priai
of life; with a great reputation - trnd
an unfettered will, to the direction 6f
the ijuate, arrd he must be very fin
fortunate and ill-advised if he docs
not add to the credit which has pro
cured his" election. The Union wants
a man in the fufl strength of his fac
ulties; and Grant is of the time of
life when they are matured but hate
not jet felt the first touch of decay'
. .
... A, 1
The Mother Goose story of
Jack and Jill is not mere doggerel
nonsense ;' it embodies a venerable
myth. In the Icelandic mythology,
we read that j'aci and Jill were two
children' whom the mobri kidnapped
and carried up to heaven. They had
been drawing water in a bucket,
which they were carrying by rrieans
of a pole placed across their shoul
ders and in this attitude they have
stood to the present day iu trie moon.
Even1 now this explanation 6f the
moon' spots is to be heard from the
mouths of Swedish peasants. They .
fall as the moon wanes, and their
water-rail symbolizes the snppbsed
connection t cf the moon With rair
storms. Other form's of the myta oc
cur in Sanskrit.'
,- . -.
For the' fasti several months the
country has" been' iri a' cdnditioh of
agitation as' to the appointment of
Supervisors' of internal Revenue.
Mr. Collins" and Mr. MeCiilJoch have
had endless consultations and quar
rels, and at one time it seemed as if
the whole administration' of the Gov
ernrri'ent would hinge upon the nomi
nation Of gentlemen to these import
ant posts. Notf we n?kl that the
salary of these Supervisors is on7y
$3; 600 a fear It is very surpris
ing that, with so many opportunities
for earning double this income by at
tention to ordinary business, there
shiuld bi so much excitement over
the appointments.
Le-al tinkers are proposing
another change in the whisky t.ix
ah increase to the old rate of two
dollars per gallon. Collection of the
present tax would suit the country
better than imposition of uew ones J
but we make no doabt that the
Whisky KiS entertains a different
view of the case. Congress can
judge which should have its wisbe-
consul ted. tm .
Tho Pay Department at Wash
ington has nearly completed the re
vision of claims for bounties and back
pay, under the Act of 1666. Per
sons holding such claims are advised
to forward the necessary receipts at
once.
-The National Intelligencer
threatens Gen. Grant with an "earn
est ai.d gecerou support.,'
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