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ORJEGOIY CITY, OR'EGOXV ATOOATi.TAXlTAKY 30VI8.
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1866.J Established. 1866.
The Weekly Enterprise.
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n U SIX ESS CA Ul) S
. F. JEVRCLA Y,
JS2&..i E2 5S s- .-o -U& ioi
(Formerly surgeon to the Hon. H. H. Co.)
OFFIC -.'At Uc.-ideiice, Main t-tieet Ore
pon ( ' i T y . Dickon.
-ITUGKON. Por ri..vn. Okkcox.
OFFICE '.)' Fiont st re Kesidcuce cor
ner of Main and Seventh stieets.
Savier, LaEoqne & Co.,
IMP I iU. . It-
ft-..Kcep constantly on hand for sale, flour j
idiUimi;, Bran and Chicken Feed, I'artics
parching feed must furnish the sacks.
Contractor and Builder,
Main st., OKECON CrTV.
Hg Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner woi k
framing, building, etc. Jubbiug pnuupily
iitteudcd t .
.Vco w.v to SUIT 11 d: MAE SH. ILL,
Mack-Smith and Waqon Jfaker,
Corner of Main and Third streets.
Oregon City Oregon.
"6" Blaeksmithing in all if.s branches; Wag
on making and repairing. All work warrant
ed to give ati-faetion.
0 S 1 1 L A X D B R OT II E R
PORTLAND AUCTION STORE,
97 First st. Portland,
SVext Door to Post Office.
rs and .!,,hhfr nf S,ln aA
i imij im liiiwn, Uwn Uis, HurJans furn-l.-hing
Coods Hi. We pay the hiSh'es't cash
price tor Wool, Furs, Hides.
. - - . ut Kit mm
RL-S &, DAIjL AM, !
Wood and Willow Ware. '
Brushes. Ticine C,.r,L,. , ' !
ANT MAM-yACTritF.'.lS OP
Rrooms, Pails, Tubs, Wash board S-c '
... , ' ' i
:1 A 217 Sacramento st.. San VranrUon
11". Maiden Lane, N. V. Citv.
W. F. HIGKFIELD,
Est iblished since lS4'J-,at the o'.d stand,
Main Street, Oregon, C'i, Ore-jon.
All AsorUnent of Watches, Jew- -j
Irv. and Seth Thomas- weight i
Clocks, all ot which are warranted
to be as represented.
Pepniriitirs done on short notice,
and thankful for past favors.
City Drayman, j
VS. All orders for the delivery of merchan- ;
dwe or packages ami fif!it of whatever des
criiition, to anv nart o!' ti-.. citv. will be cse- !
eu:ed promptly acd with care.
J. e. pXtton,
Sitrccasor to IIIGGIMS t- COMPAXV,
No. S Front Street, Portland, Oregon,
Is no v manufacturing a superior article of
Cuemical, Olive. 1'ale and brown Family Soap
which 1m- will sell at Sau Francisco prices.
V3- This soap is warranted.
Willamette Lotlge No. 131. O. C r j
Meets every Saturday evening, at tlia rooss '
tS.E. w?fcer of Mam and Fifth btreets, st 7 1-2 j
o'clock. Visiting members, are invited t-t i
uttcad. By ordr of
w. c. r.
ILL REAPS PRINTED.
At tho Ent-rprisi Of
B USINESS CA 1U)S.
Q l FERRY,
BEOKKII, Poktlaxd. Oregon.
Cur. Front and IVashlngton .S?s.
Agent North British and Mercantile
Insurance Company, atid Manhat
tan Life lnsnrar.ee Company.
Jtf?"Government Securities, Stocks, 7?onds
and Real Estate bought and sold on Com
mission. w. c. Johnson. v. o. m'cowx.
JOHNSON k McCOWN,
Ongon City, Ongon.
&3 Will attend to all business entrusted to
our care in any id' the Courts of the State,
Collec t, money .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
etc. Particular attention given to centered
J. H. MITCHELL. J. X. DOLPH. A. SMITH.
Mitchell; Dolpira Smith, -
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty .
Office o'er the old Post Cilice, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
A. c. (ilBB.S. (.'. w. PAUU1SH,
' Xutxry Puttie and Cum. if Deeds.
GIBES & PAEEI3H,
Attorneys and Counselors at Laic,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carters
brick bl ck.
JOHN M. BACON,
Justice of the Peace & City Recorder.
Office In the Court House arid City
Council Room, Oregon Citv.
attend to the acknowledgment of
! decos. and ail other duties iipertamiug to the
busme.is ot a Justice of the Peace.
Dr. J. H. HATCH,
Eat Mud: S- Hatch,
I) E N T I S T.
The patronage of ttiose desiring First Class
Oji-.rtit'fiitt, is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed.
N. li. Sift-on (UyJ adiuin isteied for the
Painless Extraction of Teeth.
Okfick Corner of Washington and Fron
streets, Portland. Entrance on Washington
!: .NT A L i UTI C E .
Duiing my 'our of two years !
ui the hasiorn Mutes 1 have I
reft ueitlier time nor
money to make mvse'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 can find
me at my office, lot Front street, two doors
above Mccormick's Book Store, Portland,
lili. J. (!. OEEXN.
S '-' t i!i-udn d- Co.,
1AM KACTI'IiKR Of
$.f ya TC - tt fr:
Front st., Portlaad. Oregon.
ki' II ('''o " (!'' (iPOllinii
TTr .7., ;,-v.
made to order.
Gen cralJobbii'itl done
ir, lit ricai'iess and disvatrh
A LMHiK uXVOICE OF XE F
Sunday School and Gift Sooks!
RDM 1 HE AMK1MC AN T 1ACT SOC1E-
Various other Piddishiiii Houses!
For sate by the 'subscriber, on Jeiieion at.
between 'id ami .'d. Porfiund, Ortgon.
0. 11. ATKINSON, Secretary,
e2.lv ! and Treas. Oregon Tract So c
! J'AMLS L. DALY,
(LiUu oexeTL a a EX r, !
()ki.-,ce No. 104 Front street, Portland, j
Will give special attention to Collecting j
and adpistmeiit of accounts, biils and notes ; I
Negotiating: Inland bills; effecting loans; j
having, seii ing and leasing real estate; house; I
renting, and u. the general agency business j
in all us branches.'
A.U.1.U.I,. K. A. I'AMKKi:. j
BELL &, PARKER. j
1"T f W feJ I
and pealkiis in
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints, I
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes, ,
And everv article kept in a Drug Store. Main i
street, orecon Citv. ' j
A. J. MONKOrJ. A. K. MrJLLi.X. j
BIOriTROE fe MELLENj j she saiJ, trlancing u at me mi.eh-iev-
Eealers in California, Vermont, and j ously. '-Rridget said you !:ad the
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Monti- duster, and I knew there 'd be some
merits, JIaul and loot stones, j thi tQ Do yQa j
Salem Okkoo.v. T , .,
Muntles ar,d Furniture Marble furnished 1 Want to 11311 P1 f
MILI.KK. J. W. SHATTUCK.
.T p. TVTTIJ.PR Ft Co..
MASVKACTlilERS OK AND MCALURS IX
Ai iIiC 0reS01t Cl!V Root and Shoe
Store, Main street.
THE BEST SELECTION
.. f LiuHes'- "-tits Hoys', and Children's
boots and Shoes, on hand or made to order.
WILLIS a BROUGHTOPJ.
aving nurehfise.l t!,. !nt..rot
; of y. Cram, in the well known
LIVE R y STAPLE
One doer west of Ka
City, announce that thev w"ill at all' times
Keen srood hor.. h '. . . ...
XPt'U-nr MarL-ft l.vi.rr,,..
, , -- ----- ...... .uojves iu iet, ill.
it..sonabie rates. Horses bought and sold
or Kept by the day or week.
It. E. CHATFIELD,
wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Garden and Fie.l.-T F,p nf nn
I v. au Ji-iiius.
PltOUlCE AXD COMMISSION.
I First street, Portland Ongon,
Xear the Western Hotel.
Establishment of J. B. Miller
Q AS BEEN E2B0VEO
To Xo. 101 Front st., corner of Alder
Carter's Xeu Building, Portland,
In. Chas. Woodard's Drug Stars
-JsT" Wht-rn 1-v will c. rrj1? t. ,
j Watches acd Jttwclrf rcnaireu ia ths most !
LOOKIXG OIXMXTO THE MGIIT.
Looking out into the night,
1 beheld in space afar
Yonder beaming, blazing star;
And I marvel at the might
Of the Giver of the rays,
And I worship as I gaze,
Looking out into the night.
Looking out into the night,
I espy two lovers near,
And their happy vVords I hear.
While their solemn troth they plight;
And I bless the loving twain,
Half in pleasure, half in pain ,
Looking out into the night.
Looking out into the" night,
Lo ! a woman passing by. f
Glancing round with anxiou eye, .
Tea'rfdT fearful 6r the light; ".." '"" '..
And I think what might have been
But for treachery and Sin
Looking out. into the night.
Looking out into the night,
I behold a distant .sail
Roughly beaten by the gale,
Till it vanishes from sight;
And I ponder on the strife
Of our Heeling human life
Looking out into the night.
Looking out into the night,
I bethinks me of the rest
And rapture of thn blest
In the land where ail is light;
Sitting on the heavenly shore,
"Weeping n -ver never more,
"Looking out into the night!"'
A SEARCH KOIl A VOCATIOJT.
I was dusting1 the parlor ; and I
don't remember that I . ever dusted
the parlor without bringing the furni
ture to crief in some way or other ;
and, indeed, if I have no other gift,
I do possess a faculty, it genius, for
destioying whatever I touch. don't
know that it lias increased with years,
though it should have been so, if
practice makes perfect ; I might bet-
ter say that it was given to me al
, - , , , .
t --, "nu nuwiui-u
! was so well known to possess (his
power that it was like signing the
death warrant of crockery to let me
put my foot in the kitchen; for, figu
ratively, as well as literally, 1 always
' put my foot iu it."
Now that is slanp- but in my
opinion slang is superior to elegance,
because it is ter-c and vigorous, and
always comes straight to the point ;
while, if you want to be smooth, vou
wav go round Robin Hood's barn
j and have your labor for your pains.
I Let it .stand either way : I was al-
! wavs inultiplvini adverse situations:
I - '
; I was always putting my loot in it ;
I the fact remains the same. This:
morning I did rny duty as nsnal, and
j overturned a pot of verbenas on the
voice, in tlie next room ; "what now"
ghe spoke resignedly, having autici-
pitted some catastrophe.
-st . . . . , , .
1 sister bue P"1 liead in the
door and surveyed the ruins.
uShQ 'Quy tifl)e(1 Gyer my
verbenas, mamma," was her ironical
I m glad it s no worse.
1 iJ have it brustK-d up m a tnmute."
f-. i ,-, , .
one nan Tlie dusting pan and brush
in a miraculously short time and was
removing the traces of the disaster,
. ., , , , , , , , .
wlliIo 1 stood and watched her, helji-
I didn't dare to go off to school,"
water when I see you approach the
stove ; and I think whether I've
seventy-five cents change when you
go near a window
"Very good of you," said I, shortly.
" It's an affectionate desire I feel
to save you from yourself, my dear.
I'll do the dusting. Please finish
giving baby his break fist.''
Long misfortune had made me
meek, and I went without a word. I
think I displayed quite as much hero
ism in mv unhesitating obedience as
id the Six Hundred riding into the
valley of death ; for I was sure of an
The baby appeared lamb-like and
sleepy. The prospect was good. 1
did my best ; but, dear nie, how
easily a child gets choked ! and when
a child is taken up to be slapped ou
the shoulders for its easement, who
ould calculate oa its wanting to at
tach itself to the table cloth and re
fusing to " leave go F
This baby refused to let go, and
dragged the cloth persistently, not
withstanding its strangled condition,
until it had accomplished the down
fall of its bread and milk, and the
utter destruction of two or three
My mother and Sue both rushed
to the rescae, and the erst exclaimed,
"1 never did see a giJ. like. you
Why pan't joy, be more careful ?'! ,
" It's fate'," laughed Sne. -" Think
if Jane had a family to. look to, mam
ma ! .The children wouldn't die nat
ural deaths. She'd be .. beforetbe
scarlet fever and the measles.'' -
" Well," said I, .despairingly, de
livering up the baby, V Idoo't know
how it is. 1 wish there were no such
things as houseworkrapd taking care
And 1 v,ent ofLiip stairs very niuch
inclined, to cry. - If 1 ', hadn't been
nineteen years old , Inw;ould; have
cried.; As, it , was, If ;proceeded to
put my chamber in order,ajod thn
sat dowu in tho windb'vv dolefully,
and began to think about myseif and
wonder why I wasn't like other girls.
I had always been a problem to my
self ; and i made np my mind to solve
that problem. What was I fit for ?
and what under the sun was I going
to do iu the world ?
I ought to do sometlrng ; there
were four young Spinneys besides
Sue and me, and we weren't over
rich. To be sure, Sue was teaching
and supporting Tommie and herself
by her earnings ; still four were left.
My place was evidently at home. I
should have put on practical shoes
and helped my mother administer to
the daily wants of tho family ; but,
alas ! I had no practical shoes, and I
never heard of their being nurchased
by these upon whom Mature had not
As for teaching, I was sure I wasn't
fitted for that ; and the mere idea of
' Two times one or two,
Two times two are four,''
made me shiver. Mathematics bored
nie, and dates escaped me. .No ; 1
wasn't born to be a teacher.
Of course a Spinney couldn't turn
sewing girl; and I couldn't have been
a sewing-giil if 1 hadn't been a Spin
ney. Needle and thread were my
tyrants, not my slaves.
con rso, there
something. thing ; there is
God gives every o':e some talent
some specialty at least my instruct
ors had always told me. so. There
fore, since I was a human being, I
had a talent.
About art ? Artistes made fabu
lous sums sometimes ; but it required
labor and natural aptitude, and it was
rather late for me to begin. I
doubted if I could draw a straight
line at present.
I was at a loss
I considered that
I was l;k
a ship without n pilot,
drifting upon the ocean of life a
traveler without a guide, lost in the
desert of life. 1 became palhetic,aud
thought that existence was
" An arid waste,
Uninoister.ed by the dews of sweet content;-'
and that I was the broken-hearted
Jane Spinney, of no more use to my
self or the world than a broken spinning-jenny
There ! I was quite surprised at
the fertility of my imagination. I
certainly had imagination. Here was
a comparison worthy of worthy of
any one who ever pretended to make
comparisons. I ltmeixibered that I
had had fancies that 1 was apt to
have fancies. It never had occurred
to me before, but it did now ; and I
recollected that. I had written some
verses to the moon one evenir.fr. when
I was in a state of inspiration.
"There must be a time when
great minds recognize their own great
ness.'' It all flashed npon me in a
was a genius
course I couldn't think of performing
common tasks, wheu uncommon ones
were possible with me. Bah ! a
genius dusting .furniture and feeding
children ! I must find those verses.
I found them after considerable
search. They were written on scented
paper, tied with sky-blue ribbon, and
labeled " Lines to the Morn." I te
gan to read them critically and ap
"O beauteous moon.
That feittest afar upon the purple fckj.'"
I didn't know about the moon's
sitting upon the sky : but I couldn't
see how to remedy it, so I left her so
and wtnt on :
"Wrapped in thy silver robe of majesty,
Awaiting the night's noon."
Yes; that wasood. The night's
noon was striking, very.
0 beauteous moon.
That sittest with such a melancholy face.
Shrined iu the yellow grandeur of thy grace,
And waitest, late and soon."
Ah, that tvas a nice touch, that
" late and soon." Still it did seem
unnecessary to have the moon sit and
wait again in the second verse.
Well, I did not care about going
on. It was apparent that I had the
gift of verse ; bat this was a youth
ful effort. I could improve upon it.
Let's see ; I Lad rhymed r:xn
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY .
with ; moon; ; Showed considerable
versatility of expressions :I ; had; the
moon watchiug Ibe - sea, that looked,
like a silver spoon.. I iiad lier weav
ing herself: a cjoud cocooij,- listening:
tq my, :rooTV, and finally singiug a
tunevwitlj all. the stars. -; , V;.':
, ;Tq think of it i I, Jane Spinney, a
poetess !, Why, . I . should r'giya -thel
natne : distinction, aud .the , family.
would bejpcojLjof ma.r . Iyysfi duck'
among chickens, and I. bad (ound fche
water.; .,1 had .found -my-,vocaUn., I
had only to go to work and astonish:
the world ! j ;;; ;.. .... , - , v "
... There was the L magazine I'
could make a very nice debut on its !
aristocratic pages ; besides, we had '
it. Wouldn't it be fun to see folks
reading my verses under a nom de
plume, of course ?
A novi. de pluvie. "Limt LawtonT'
Xo; something original was better.
" lJlinkerton IJass ?" That was
rather course, and my initials wouldn't '
attract notice. After all, nothing i
, , , CT i
could be better than that wonderful
fancy oi mine about the "Spinning!
., . , 1 ,T !
.Tnnnv Por.it.! rP-,r,t.. V. c
Ago, by binnnmg Jenny."
I was looking for my inkstand in
order to commence at once, when my
mother opened the door.-
" Oh. Jane, haven't you your dress
changed ? Your aunt and the chil
dren are down stairs ; can't you go
and amuse them ?
Ilore was injustice ! Ask a poet- !
ess to amuse children ! It was all !
of a. piece. The world would never
appreciate me if I didn't find time to
1 will not describe the fiery trials
through which I passed before I had
a chance lo commence the poem
which was to make me immortal.
All that day I was a martyr the
slave ot Aiviua. Matilda Jeuks, Lu
cretia Ann Jcnks, and Conrad Wal-
lace Jenks. When I passed the hall
clock in the evening it seemed to tick
mournfully and monotonously, " Di
em per-di-di-ern per di-di." The
next morning, before Sue hid her eyes
fairly open, I was dressed and sifting
at the window in a meditative and
inspired state. I was
' lines" which every one quotes who
quotes at all thy usual fandango
about the "rosy morning," when Sue
rather brought mo out of my glorified
condition by audibly expressing the
j j v.-v.-.v o i)r) i.i
Opinion thatl Was either Crazy or fast
Is there going to be a hurricane?"
inquired the young lady ; uor are
we going to have sausages for break-
fast ? Those are the onlv two things
likely to start you before seven."
Quite innocently, I astonished the
family at the breakfist table. I was
in the habit of wearing articles which
the vain denominate " rats ;" these
were attached to a net for my greater
convenience. This morning, in my
lofty abstraction, 1 put on the net
wrong side out, forgetful of the ap
pendages, and passing around to take
my seat nt table thus equipped,
brought my three youger brothers
near Strangulation, and .caused my
father to desire severely that I would
go up stairs and fmish dressing.
I was evidently in that furnace of
affliction through which all great j dieuce, while tears trickled down
minds pass. I felt that I had no j many a male cheek. We have seen
sympathy with the beins around me. j Susan llopely," "The Stranger,"
As soon as possible I withdrew to j " Jane Shore," "East Lynn,"nd
my chamber, and sat down by the j other affective pieces played, but nev
window, from which' I had a cheerful ! er before did we witness such a scene
view of grocery carts and coal of general, crying. The principal
Well, now, I was to commence. I j
nau me name, 'Spinning Jenny,
and that was all I had. A blank
sheet of paper doesn't suggest any
thing. I wanted, now, a title a
post, whereupon to hinge my ideas.
Say, " Lines to a Dead Child." I
didn't want lines to any thing. Sav,
" A Leap Year Carol." Comic
poetry wasn't my forte. Say, " A
Farewell." !No ; too sentimental,
What under the sun should I write i
T , , j. . , ,- . '
I conduced to take a subject, some-
thing of the vast and solemn order,
and dash rijrht into it : " Life."
(To be continued.
The walls of Peking are CO feet
high and -10 feet wide at the top,
forming a fine promenade of n-enr 25
miles around the city. A partition
wa divides the Tartar from the
Chinese city, and four gates, at the
north, south, east and west, afibrd
the only means for passing the walls,
and these are opened and closed with
.Mother' said a little bov th
other day, "why are orphans tbe
happiest children on the earth?"
They are not why do you ask?"
i I.tATHEU COME HDMK."
Music bastrawn-rrrany a heart
back from yielding to 'a temptation
if was npon the'-pcint bf doing, amd
binds tire world together in stronger.
bonds of brotherhood than ' auythin
j-else .of ; humanizing., tendency. But
how much more effective when aided
by a little dramatic effect. A Lon
don correspondent gives-an affecting
description of the singing of the pa
thticTjallad of Father come home,"
in one of the' London theatres, "which
1 . - , '- ' I..-- ..... t , . .'.
left; but afew'dry eyes in the house,
mm must nave iierveu tue auungei
resolution of any' present "who were
in the habit of giving away, to the
weakness aud wickedness of intoxi
cating drinks to excess. This corre-
j spondent, describing the scene, says
j that the lady singer came in front of
j the curtain, amidst great applause,
i und fnm rr annnA li Vulher et'AT fn.
,, , ...
ther, &c. Every word was distinct,
, , , , , . ,
and she sang the ballad with great
( ,. T " , , . .
feeling. In order, however, to fully
, ' . , , ,! ,
describe the scene which follow each
verse, :t is necessary to give little
:'v s; son":
Father, dear father, come home with me now.
The clock in the. steeple strikes one : gong
You said you was coming ric;ht home from
As soon as your day's work was done.
The lire has gone out our house is all dark,
And mother's been watching siuce tea,
With poor little Uenny so s'ck iu her arms,
Aud no one to help her but me.
Come home, come home, come home,
I'lease, father, doar father, come home
At the conclusion of the last line
the drop scene drew up, disclosing
; the father sitting at the duor of a
j public house, iu a drunken bemud-
! deled state, with pipe and pot before
j him. Little Mary was trying to
drag him from his seat, at the same
time pointing to a curtain behind her,
as she took up the refrain from the
lady and touchingly sang, " Come
home," etc. This other curtain was
' now drawn aside, disclosing a wretch
ed room, the poor mother sitting on
the ground with a sickly-looking boy
in her lap, and in the act of feeding
him with a spoon. Simultaneously
with the drawing of the curtain, the
j limelight was brought to bear upon
the tableaux, giving them a truly
startling effect. After a moment or
two the act drop came down, and the
! Father' dcar father con5C homc with 1UC
: m "Vi , i . -i r i
( The clock in the steeple strikes two ; gong
j The night has grown colder, aud Benny is
IJiit he has been calling for you ;
Indeed he is werse mother says he will die,
Perhaps before morning shall dawn.
j And this was the message she sent me to
t Come ijmcklv or he will begone,
j Come home, come home, come home,
j Please, father, dear father, come Lome,
i The act drop rises again, and now
j the child has hold of the pewter pot,
j trying to take it from the drunken
parent, and she continues the last two
lines, " Come home," etc., tho other
curtain is drawn aside, and we next
see the child stretched out on its
mother's lap, and as it just arises its
little head and falls back with a gasp,
with the lime light reflecting strongly
upon it, there was a reality about the
whole terrible to view. Sobs were
heard from all parts of the hall, com-
ing from tlie female portion of the au-
feature called to mind the picture ofisliver trumpet in the Valley aud
the " Sister of Mercy," with a dying
child in her lap. and the deathl was
fearfully natural. Even the lady
who sang the song was affected, and
could scarcely proceed with the third
Father, dear father, come home with me
The clock in the steeple strikes three ; T&mg
The house is so lonely the hours are so
i 1'or poor weopiog mother and me.
' Ycs' ,ve are alo"e-poor Penny is dead!
And gone with the angels of light!
j And these were the vcrv last words that he
; " I want to kiss papa good night."
Come home, come home, corne home,
j . Please, father, dear father, come borne,
j Again the drop arose, disclosing
j little Mary on her knees appealing to
her father, who, with pot elevated,
in the act of strinking her with it, as
she sings, " Come home," aud then
the back curtain draws aside, show
ing the mother praying over a child's !
coffin. But now the sobs burst oat
still more freely, and tw-o females
were carried out fainting. The scene
i was truly harrowing, and we gladly
turned our eyes away.
An additional verse was sung-,
about " Poor Benny" being with the
t lo st, Tveep:cg
e cons vita ,
the mother, and little : Maryt on her
knees, singing " Home, home, father,
dear father's come home!'? At this
moment the Curtain is drawn aside,
and little jRenuy is suspended oyer
L the coffu,' with'- tvings -smiling down
upon them and pointing upwards.:
iTbe father.falls forwards oa his face,
the act drop descends,' and for a lew
jrpioates all is hushed save the sobs of
the females.: r .
i.aoThere!" said a workisgman by
1 pur sjde, as he heaved a sigh of re-
cj iief, " Air. Spurgeon never preached
a better, sermon than thatl" an ex
pression to which 'we assented and
left the hall. . v ... . . , .
"i-HE pox!tUt 6f' death.
Fiom the Oakland Transcript.
A short time ago a benevolent
man in San Francisco, took an inval
id from the hospital, and had him
cared for and restored to health in
his own house. The good man had
a beautiful daughter, of some fours
teen years, and the invalid having
been much in her society and under
her gentle care, fell uncontrollably in
love. Eut, the young' girl meant but
the kindness of humanity, and could
make no return of his passion, liis
attentions were forbidden, aud, as
the tragic sequel proved,- the young
man's reason was overthrown, llav
ing first attempted to poison the
whole family, he crept to the girl's
room in the night, and having mur
dered the object of his idolatry, blew
out his own brains.
It is, of course, impossible to think
that Laureutz Jacobson was in hrs
right senses when thfc terrible crime
was committed, and it would require
the analytical genius of the opium
eating author of " Murder as a Fine
Art," to follow the operations cf his
mind from the -inception of the dread
ful purpose to its tragic aud appall
ing consummation. Suffice it to say
that we have never read, either of
reality or romance, anything more
shocking to human sensibilities, or
more deeply melancholy in his asso
ciations. It seems that that wh'ch
at first may have been pure and fer
vent love, became transformed to
ghastly murder in the horrid labora
tory of despair.
The poor girl survived her assas
sin some twenty-four hours, and she
spoke only once, saying, ' Pa, I am
cold.' Eut amid all that had been
so sorrowful, so heart-breaking, so
unspeakably crashing in that house
hold, there befel an incident, there
came something memorably beautK
ful hopes like the descent of
angels to a vale of shadows. The
school companions of the little suffer
er gathered about the house, and the
physicians not permitting them to
enter the room where she was lying
they remained outside all day, and
some of them all night;- and when
she was dead, hundreds of sympa
thetic young friends accompanied her !
body to the grave. Such a mourn
ful cortege of youth, be'auty aud
purity had never been seen in that
city of impulse and passion. And
so, borne, away to Lone Mountain,
as it were in the white, round arms
of girlish affection, and prcsstd in
thought to snowy bosoms heaving
impetuous sorrow for her misfortunes,
the hopeless Miss McDonald was
buried in the very Poetry of Death.
We are reminded of Colonel Ba
ker's words at the dedication of Lone
Mountain Cemetery, ringing like a
! Shadow of Death: " Hither shall
! come the pale maiden from the
! stricken homes of affection; hither
shall come the grim warrior, all gory
! frm lne field of strife." Has it not
! been9 And froinr before none of
! these melancholy processions, has
thsre been any speechless traveler
more beautiful than she who has so
sadly fulfilled the prophesy, no war
rior so glorious, so lamented and im
mortal as be who uttered it. But,
solemn and dirge-like as the voices
are that come up from the troubled
ocean; ghostly and pall-like as the
shadows are that overcast those sor
rowful hights, all is not gloomy and
hopeless and chilling to the heart.
It cannot be that God had created
one so beautiful, so innocent, so good,
to be lostjforever in the dreadful vor
tex of Annihilation? The gentlest
flower that is cut down by the frost,
the seares-t leaf that 13 whirled in the
gales of Autumn, is restored at the
next coronation of. the year; and
though this Scottish " Lass o' Gow
rie" will be found no more among
the heather-blooms around her
father's house, she will be found all
radiaat and "expectant on the farther
shore, not pale and disfigured by the
cruel imDletnerits of murder, but glo-
Cea-ty u. i.t- - -'.
THE ilEAIISTUY OF A TKiR
,The principal elemenX. .Jbe prime'
1 ingredient,- so to pay, of a tear is wa
ter; this waiter,-upon dissolution, con
tains a' few hundredth parts of tho
substance called mucus, and "a small"
portion of salt, of soda, of phosphate'
of Time, and of phosphate of soa.
It is the salt and the soda th'at glW
to tears that peculiar savor which'
earned for tears the epithet of 'j gait"'
at the hand of Greek poets, and "that
of " bittsr" at that of oursj'sajt"
is however, the more correct term !of
the two. When a tear dries "the
water evaporates and leaves behipd
it a deposit of the salice ingredients;
these amalgamate,- and as seen
through the microscope, array them
selves in long crossed hues, which
look like diminutive fiSh-bones
Tears are secreted by a glandcaTl
edtbe " lachrymg gland," which ia
situated above the eye ball, and o;i
derneath ths upper eyelid on the side
nearest the temple. Six or seven ex-
ceedifigly fine channels-flow from it
alorg and under the surface of the
eyelid, discharging their contents a
little above the delicate caru'Iao-e
which supports the lid. . h is these
channels or canals that c.-.rry tho
tears into the eye. But tears do not
flow only at (jertara moments and un
der certain circumstances, as might
be supposed; their flow is continuous;
all day and all night (although less
abundantly during sleep) they trickle
softly from their slender sluices, and
spread glistening over the surface of
the pupil and eyeball, giving thent
that bright, enamel, and limpid look
which is one of the characteristic
signs cf health. It is the ceaseless
movement and contraction of the
eyelids that effect the regular spread
ing of the tears; aud the flow of these
lias need to be constantly renewed
in the way Just mentioned, because
tears not only evaporate after a few
seconds, but also are carried away
through two little drains, called
"lachrymal points," and situated ia
the corner of the eye near the nose.
Tims, an tears, after leaing the eye
lids, flow into the nostrils, and if the
reader will assure hiaself of this, he
has only to notice, unpoetical as the
fact may be, that a person after cry.
ing much is always obliged to niaktt
a twofold use of his or her pocket
handkerchief. The utility of tears tonimals in
general, tnid in particular to those
who are exposed much to the dust,
such as birds who live amidst ths
winds, is easy to understand; fof the
eye woald soon be dirtied and block
ed up, like an ane'eaned window
pane, had not nature provided this
friendly ever flowing stream to wash
and refresh it. A very. little fluid is
necessary to keep the eye always
clear and clean; but here again we
must admire the wonderful mecbauism
which w orks the human body, for it
is fo be obserred that when, through
some accident ot hart, the eyeball
has need of more water than usual to
cleanse it, nature at once turns on a
more abundant supply of tears.
Thus, for instance, when a 'grain of
dust, or an insect creeps into the
eye, the eyelids at once fill and run
over with tears, and these not only
alleviate the paiu, but also, when the
objeet is small enough, carry it away
down the two email conduits already
noticed. The same things occurs
when either smoke, too vivid light,
or too intense cold obscures the sight
tears at once come to oar relief,
and protect the eye from harm.
With regard to other than physi
cal tears the explanation to be given
of them is a very material one. Tears
are caused both by the sudden and
rapid flow of blood to the head and
by excessive nervous excitement.
They are most frequent with women
and children, whose nervous organiza
tion is less strong than that of men.
Among men, it is those of sanguine
or nervous temperaments who weep
most often. Lymphatic natures, on
ths contrary, aDd people of bilious
temperament, rarely weep at all; the
former because they have commonly
but little sensibility, and the latter
because tbey have usually a firm
control over their feelings. Wheu,
therefore, a maD of lymphatico-bilious
temperament is seen to ehed "tetrs
under emotion, one may feel sure
thai the innermost nerves of his heart
have been wrong, and one ruust bowr
one o head in respect before a taaa
whose pangs must be intense.
It is stated'that the Carlton, the
chief EcgHsh Tory club, spent $1,
20C,00U iu o!d. ia the "recent gsser-