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About The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871 | View Entire Issue (April 3, 1869)
g 1866. Established. 1866.
The Weekly Enterprise.
A N INDEPENDENT PA PER,
Business Man, tho Farmer
And the FAMILY CIRCLE.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY
'OFFICE Corner of Fifth and Main streets
Oregon Civ, Oregon.
D. C. IRELAND, Proprietor.
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legal notices, i-i sq. of 12 lines, 1 w.$ 2 50
Vor each subsequent insertion 1 00
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BOOK AND JOB PRINTING.
&i The Enterprise office is supplied with
beautiful, approved styles of type, and mod
ern MACHINE PRESSES, which will enable
the Proprietor to do Job Piloting at all times
Neat, Quick and Cheap !
All Business transactions upon a Specie basis.
I). C. IRJLJND, Proprietor.
B US IN ESS CA RD S.
LI. F. BARCLAY,
j&ttm XZ2 JST-un)
-, (Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. H. B. Co.)
OFFICE At Residence, Main street Ore
gon City, Oiegon.
V. C. JOHNSON.
O. M COWN.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
Oregon, City, Oregon.
Will attend to all business entrusted to
-our care in any of the Courts of the State,
Collect money .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
cte. Particular attention given to contested
JOHN M. BACON,
J astice of the Peace & City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
VST Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties appertaining to the
business of a Justice of the Peace. '
Savier, LaRoque & Co.,
fc?Keep constantly on hand foi sale, flour
Mtdlings, Bran and Chicken Feed, Parties
purdiing feed must furnish the sacks.
Contractor and Builder,
Main st., OREGON CITY.
riWill attend to all work in his line, con
f&T.sting in part of Carpenter and Joiner woik
framing, building, etc. JobbiDg promptly
Successor to SMITH Jb MARSHALL,
Mlack-Smith and Wagon 3faker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
j&S-Blacksmithingm all its branches; Wag
on making and repairing. All work warrant
ed ta give satisfaction.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 1849, at the old stand.
Main Street, Oregon. City, Oregon.
An Assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, aad Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Repai rings done on short notice,
md thankful for past favors.
I , CLARK GREENMAK,
: $jg5City Drayman,
CTtrr 0 PEG ON CITY.
LOCUS & ALBRIGHT,
Corner of Fourth and Main streets.
I OREGON CITV.
13- Keep constantly on hand all kind of
rire.sa and salt meats, such 'as
CORNED BEEF, HAMS,
'1UKKL,ED FORK, LARD
, A ,
"U evprrthinir taa tn Ko fnnJ : i .
- j 0 -...w ui, iuuuu m vueir une
X J. F. MILLER & Co.,
WJ,-VNl"PACTt:KERS OF AXD DKALEBS IN
At the Oregon City Boot and Shoe
Store, Main street.
, L THE BEST SELECTION
t., ;aA!' Gents'- Bovs' and Children's
t'a 'lna buoes, oa hand or made to order.
' PORTLAND AUCTION STORE,
I , Fwt si., Portland,
1 X'zt boor to Post Office.
I r-f D?i?r7 od -Jobbers of Staple and
: k AU orders for the delivery of merchan-
v. V t!-e.?r Packanes and freight of whatever des
J,,Pt'on't0aiPartor the city, wiUbeexe-
0'Ked promptly and with care.
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J.H.MITCHELL. J. X. DOLPH. . ; ; A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolpli & Smith, ',
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
Solicitors in Chancery , and Proc
tors in Admiralty .
XW Office o-er the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
v. C. GIBBS. C. W. PARRISH,
Notary Public and Coin, of Deed,
GIBBS & PARRISH,
Attorneys and Counselors at Lav?
PdBTMVn fiopfftw ...
OFFlCE-Oa .JUtWstrt tn';
l '.I. II 1 , w..v.
J. F. CAPJ.ES. j. c. MOKELAND.
CAPLES & MOR ELAND,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Cor. FRONT and WASHINGTON Sts.,
Logan, Shattuck & Killin,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
No. 100 Front Street, Up Stairs,
,H- W ATKINS, M. D.,
SURGEON, Portland, Okegc n.
OFFICE do Front street Residence cor
ner of Main and Seventh streets.
QP. FERRY, '
BROKER, Portland. Oregon.
Cor. Front and Washington Sts.
Agent North British and Mercantile
Insurance Company, and Manhat
tan Life Insurance Company.
55TGovernment Securities, Stocks.TJonds
and Real Estate bought and sold on Com
mission. Dr. J, H. HATCH, '.
iMte Mack Hatch ,
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
During my four of two years
in the Eastern States I have
spared neither 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 oflice, 107 Front street, two doors
above McCormick's Book Store, Portlaud,
DR. J. O. GLENN.
Establishment of J. 13. Miller
HAS BEEN REMOVED
To No. 101 Front st., corner of Alder
Carter's N ew Building, Portland,
In Chas. Woodards Drvg Store
E3T" Where he will be ready to attend to
all manner of workmanship in his line.
Watches and Jewelry repaired in ths most
workmanlike manner. J. B. MILLER.
3" Offers to the citizens of Oregon 5.000
Pounds Sonced Pigs' Feet, (put up by him
self) in lots to suit. Apply at No. 23 Wash
ington street, between First and Second.
Country trade supplied in any desired
quaruuj. a iiDerai discount to the trade.
A. G. WALLING'S
Pioneer Book Bindery,
No. 5 AVsislin;to Street,
BLANK BOOKS RULED and BOUND
any aesired pattern.
MUSIC BOOKS. MAGAZINES. NEWS
PAPERS, Etc., bound in every varietv rf
style known to the trade.
Orders from the country promptly at-
J, E. PATT0N,
Successor to II IG GINS & COMPANY
No. S Front Street. Portland. Oregon. '
Is now manufacturing a superior article of
wnemicai.unve, raie ana lorown t amiiy Soan
wuicuue wui sen aw can r ran Cisco prices.
3. This soap is warranted.
A. J. MONROE. W. A. K. M ELLEN.
MONROE & MELLEN,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelixhs, Monu
ments, Head and Foot stones,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
to order. f32.t
Successor to G radon, ib Co.,
Wagons & Carriages,
201 and 203 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
Wagons of every descrijjtion
made io order. GeneralJobbing done
with neatness and dispatch.
D. W. WILLIAMS. GEO. T. MYERS.
WILLIAMS & MYERS,
for the Cbanipoeg, Commercial andLafayette
r ouring nnus. Have ample Fire-proof
btorage. Consignments solicited. I3.y
RMES & DALLAM,
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF
Wood and Willow Ware.
Brushes, Twines, Cordage, etc.
AND MANCFACTrEERS OF '
Brooms, Pails, Tubs, Washboards, fyc
215 i 217 Sacramento st.. San Francisco.
113 Maiden Lane, N. Y. Citv.
2:?r.t,?treet and 28 First street, Portland.
pOMMLSSION- MERCHANTS, and Deal
J ers in Grocerips mid Prminxn a
Do you ever fancy, mother,
Little voices in the air,
Swestly minging with each other
All around your easy chair ?
For the moment half forgetful
Of the charge, till regretful
Shadow on your face appears.
Think of the vanished years.
When alone at evening sitting,
When no other sound you hear,
Do you sometimes cease your knitting,
Fancying some one is near ?
lnX Jour eyeaa inMant closing,
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I a '""I iuui uusy tares reposing,
Do you, starting, e'er behold
Little forms there, as of old?
One, the little wretch, it may be,
Who with bold, determined front,
Pitiful, conceited baby,
Launched at you his plain " I won't,"
And was quietly conducted
Where he was soon reconstructed ;
As by touch of magic wand,
Made obedient and fond.
Or whom once you sought with weeping,
And beneath a half-felled tree,
Found him on his hatchet sleeping,
As we men may napping see,
And poor child who like fate misses
Caught and covered him with kisses,
Wondrous in their quick relief
To each childish pain and grief.
When the early morn is breaking
Is your voice still ever heard,
As when it from slumber waking
Told us of the early bird ?
And forgive our thankless seeming,
If we sometimes, while halting,
Failed, then only to rejoice
At the music of your voice.
Ilappy they, who in their gladness
Shall no worse awakening find ;
Ilappy they, in joy or sadness
Who recall that voice so kind.
And that changeless love remember,'
And will still, till life's December,
If so far the current flows,
Keep it fresh beneath the snows.
A New Phase of Crime A mar
ried woman in Rrooklyu recently
adopted the boldest manner of carry
ing on an intrigue beneath her hus
band's roof, that we remember to
have seen. One evening at tea she
introduced to her husband a person
age under the name of Mrs. Cleve
land, who she said was an old school
mate of hersjind who was going to
stop with her a few days. When the
time came for retiring, the wife said
that, as the visiter was timid, and not
used to the noise of the ciry,she would
sleep with her, while the husband slept
with the children. This programme
continued for several days, when the
visitor who had enjoyed exceedingly
her visit to her friend and neighbor,
departed for home. On election day
the wife took advantage of her spouse
remaining at home, to have him as
sist her in getting carpets up. and
shaking the Fame preparatory to
cleaning the house for winter. Thus
on Wednesday morning, the house
was in the utmost imaginable coufu
sion. On the husband s return in
the'evening he found his wife, family
and household articles gone. Thurs
day developed the fact that the wife
had shipped her children to Norwalk,
Ct., to her husband's sister ; and she
took tickets for a tour westward with
the above-mentioned Mrs. Cleveland,
who turns out to be a yocng man of
effeminate characteristics. One of
the children remarked, on Mrs.Cleve
land's entering the house, she acted
something like a man; but it was not
noticed. The furniture, money and
valuables taken amount to nearly
four hundrtd dollars. The family
has enjoyed a good reputation, and
this unlocked for incident has shocked
the sensibilities of the neighborhood,
and afforded a topic for what is lo
cally known as "Orchard Gossip.
Without an Enemy. Heaven
help the man who imagines he can
dodge enemies by trying to please
everybody! If such an individual
ever succeeded we should be glad of
it not that we believe in a man go
ing through the world trying to find
beams to knock and thump his poor
head against, disputing every man's
opinions, fighting and elbowing and
crowding all who differ from him.
That, again, is another extreme.
Other people have a right to their
opinion, so have you; don't fall into
the error of supposing they will re
epect you less for maintaining it, or
any more for turning your coat every
day to match the color of theirs.
Wear your own colors in spitjj of
wind or weather, storm or sunshine.
It costs the vascillating and irrreso
lute ten times the trouble to wind, and
shuffle, and twist, that it does honest
manly independence to stand its
Quails are fast disappearing from
the prairies, even as far west as
Kansas. Sportsmen call for a law
against patching these birds with a
OREGON, SATURDAY, AJPJlIIi 3, ESCff.
THE STOLES CHERRIES:'
Frederick Secondfxjf Prussia paid
much attention to the raising of fruit,
and in his extensive greenhouses the
finest varieties were collated, so
that he might have enough all the
year round. One Christmas eve Ins
gardner brought him a branch con
taining a new variety op cherries;
and so large and luscious were fcthey
that the King, after' tasting, ,oneor
two, enclosed. Jbejfst luL-a handsome
box, and after he had written a note
to his wife who was then at one of
the royal castles in Berlin tied and
sealed it with his own seal. Then
sending for his page who it seems
had been all the while looking
through the keyhole he commanded
him to take the box and deliver it to
The page started, but being little
more than a boy, like all boys, he
was fond of cherries; and each step
of the way his mouth was wateiing
for the tempting fruit.
" If I could only cut a few," he
thought; but the box was sealed,
" I must have a taste;" and riding
into a by-path he dismounted from
his horse, hastily broke open "the
seal, ' and began to eat. One after
another was eaten, before he fairly
realized what he had done. What
should he say to the king? Then the
rogue tore up the note, and breaking
the box into small pieces, he hid
them in a deep snow-drift.
Returning home, he sought the
-lour mission was soon aecom-
plished," said Frederick. What
saw me queen;
'fehe was delighted withycur gift,
ana ate all the cherries in my pies-
ence,7 said the page boldly.
v hen New 1 ear's day arrived,
ana tne queen and royal family came
to pay their respects to the kincr.
rreoericK wonaerea that nothing was
saia about the cherries; so after giv
ing several hints on the subject, he
asked her pointedly, " how she had
" What cherries ! I do not un
lhen the king told her what he
had done; and he could not heln
laugnmg, when she said she seen
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neither the page, note, or cherries.
but such a fault must be punished,
bo a lew days alter, he handed the
page a sealed note, and requested
him to hand it to a certain adjutant.
'ii, :r. .. i
auc guilty me uiways suspicious,
and the page, who had observed on
INew lear s day the king and queen
talking seriously, then laughing to-
gether, feared bis guilt was discover-
ed: and as he carried the note, hp
feared he should be unable to escape
i . ; a . j i f-i i
meiueu pumsnment. seeing a
miserly old money lender, who had
1 fl nod inrra milh hi a -- c-tr. . 1 I
whom hfi knpw wa nn frul h0
II nil 413 liiildiri. ?LIII1 1
offered him a niece of monpv if i1P
would deliver the note in his strarl
Ihe old Jew consented, and handed
the adjutant the note, who, breaking
the seal, read:
Yon will annlv to the- hpnrpr
twenty-five sound blows with the flat
of vour sword.
(Signed) Frederick '
The old soldier was not wont to
question the merits of a onsp of thi
kind, when he bad the king's order;
so he speedily inflicted the punish
ment, not heeding the remonstrances
of the Jew as he protested his inno
ueuct;. me PHsre. niciaen in a enn
venient place, heard friend Abraham
as he stairii'ered home, prowlino- onr.
curses; and he chuckled in his sIppvp
as he thought of what he had escaped.
lie hurried tome, and entertained
his comrades with a recital of his es
cape, which so amused them thit their
loud shouts of laughter reached the
king's ears. Calling for the parre.
and surprised at his good spirits, the
king questionea him, when the pap-e
knelt, and made a full confession;
So Frederick pardoned the hnv
who promised never again to be
guilty of deception. Young Folks
the two cats, which b.3S been told of
many learned men, originated with
the nrinter Rarrptf tt;0 nni, nnf,
K'WVV ABiJ I
irern n nat nnr1 n 1-T .
' P O J
menu, wviwr lWQ noies in me DOt-
f . . .-J . : . ii . i i.l.
torn of his door, asked him for what
purpose he made them there. Bar.'
:j e i . .
tcu tomu il was ior nis cats to 0 in
" Why," replied his friend, "would
not one do for both?"
" You silly man," answered the
doctor, " how could the big cat get
into the little hole?"
"But," said his
friend, " could
not the little one go through the bier I
" Ah,' said Barrett, " and so she
could; but cever thought of that."1
.Upon a very t important topic one
of car New York city exchanges
( On nearly every train of cars now
running out of or into New York, can
be found a party of three-card monte
or make-up euchre
every day succeed in
poof victim out of money In sums
ranging from ten to five hn'udred'dol
lars. victims afr being ileec
ed, appeal io theconductors"for help,
to the passengers for sympathy,' .and,
when possible, to the law for'pfo'tec-
; Other parties visit the gambling
nouses of thi3 or other cities, but
freely lose money; and then arrest
the gamblers and bring them before
the law to recover their money; like
the whining, sneaking, lubberly ba-
bies that they are. We have no
sympathy with these whining losers,
For years, the papers have cautibned
the public against such men and
places, yet every day some sod-corn
candidate, who thinks he is smart,
tries his hand, gets burned, and then
bleats worse than the bigt calf in
If the sharper who lives by his
wits is dishonest, the "innocent
countryman" who thinks himself
smart enough to beat him at a well
known game, and attempts it, is
equally so. Two men sit down to
play cards for money. Each is bound
to win if he can. Each would keep
the money; each plays with this idea
as the incentive. The best man wins
the other pleads the baby act, mops
ine tears Irom his face, sobs and
blubbers like a lubber, and wants the
law to punish the fortunate man
who must pay for not being a fool
the question of honesty being alike
M he law should send complaiuan
and defendant on the street noundino-
stone, tied to the same chain, prop
erly marked, that men might know
which was both fool and knave
j man Keeps a gambling or sport
ing house. He plays an oven same
free to ail comers. His challenge is
broad. At last some man who has
w r o
most likely fleeced bovs and novices
at cards till he has learned sompthino-
or the game, concludes to trv hi
luck. If he beats the gambler he
walks off like a lord: but if he is
over-piayea lie whir.es and hies to
meouiis ior renei. OUCIl Daoies
fl C ! i Cl t 1
should never be allowed to come out
ir l j t . i
uuui uuuer meir moiner s aprons, or
suffered to get beyond the reach of
their aunts' slippers without a label
and an attendaut to cry : "Boy lost!''
When men gamble, let them take the
Matrimonial Lottery. A short
t;mA R:nPP 0 .i; ; on..tU
y-l I .
rouna, a young lawyer moved that
one man in the company should be
wie(:ieu us re&iueni: mat tnis rresi
dent p"uld be uJy sworn to keep
rnUbV secret a" the commumca
nous tnat stiouid be lorwarded to
mDJ in nis official department that
mbt; tnat eacu unmarried gentleman
anci JadJ should write his or he
name on a piece of paper, and under
lt.Place tne name of the person they
wisrieti to marry, then hand it to the
President for inspection, and if any
gentleman and lady had reciprocally
chosen each other, the President was
to inform each of the result, and
those who had not been reciprocal in
. i i .
their choice were to be kept entirely
secret. After the appointment of
the President, communications were
accordingly handed up to the Chair,
and it was found that twelve vouno-
ladies and gentleman had reciprocal
choices, and eleven of the twelve
matches were solemnized.
A Beautiful Allegory. A trav
eler, who spent some time in Turkev.
relates a beautiful parable which was
ulUi a"u wmeu
seemed more beautiful than Sterne's
celebrated figure of the accusing
spirit and recording angel
has two anjre s. ono on hi rio-ht.
i en r
shoulder and one on his left. When
he dges evil, the angel on the left
writes it down, and he waits till mid-
If before that time the man
n'S ll!5 hP.lfl rirf ovilaimc. dm.
ClOUS A 1 ah! T havP einnpr?- fnrrr.Vp
me!' the angel rubs out the record;
but if not, at midnight he seals it,
and the beloved angel on the right
Headache. An exchange, in
speaking of the consistency 'of some
men in excusing themselves from ta
king a newspaper says: The man who
told us last week that he was to poor
to take a paper, went un to a bar the
other niht and snent ten dollars for
whisky he had a bad headache the
WI1S11E AV03IA!V'S POWER LIES
The true power of woman i the
resistless power of the affections. In
asserting this, am I attempting to
mask the great questions of our day
with " a glittering generality?" Am
I disposed to deny any lawful claim
wnicn woman may make lor a more
extensive Recognition of her rights,
or a larger field for her powers? No;
I am not doing any such think Let
Avorfta do Whatever her falsities can
achieve let her go wherever her in'
stincts demand if she truly follows
her instincts, I am sure she will not
go wrong. I am sure of this, also,
that wherever man may lawfully go
woman may lawfully go. Wherever
woman ought not to be, t is a shame
for a man, it is a shame for humani
ty to be. I inertly insist upon this,
that whatever woman may accom-
piisu iu me woria, witn nrain or
hands, will draw its vital efficacy, its
taiismanic virtue, irom the heart; and
that her strength, in all these various
shapes of action and of influence, in
its root and essences will be the
strength of the affections. The hid
ing of woman's power must ever be
in the fervor and steadfastness of her
love. And her most triumphant
characteristic is love, culminating in
its highest expression that of self
sacrifice. A thoughtful writer has
observed the contrast between the
sexes even in their play. "The
boy," he says, " gets together wooden
horses and a troop of tin soldiers and
works with them. The eirl takes a
doll and work for it." That is wo
man's great peculiarity the work of
self-sacrifice working for others.
Rev. Dr. Chapin.
Finding Fault with Children.
It is at times necessary to censure and
punish; but very much more may be
done by encouraging children when
they do well. Be, therefore, more
careful to express your approbation
of good conduct than your disappro
bation of bad. Nothing can more
discourage a child than a spirit of in
cessant fault-finding ori the part of
its parents, and hardly anything can
exert a more injurious influence
upon the disposition of both the par
ent and child. There are two great
motives influencing human actions
hope and fear. Both of these are at
times necessary. But who would
-A. . t M 1 .1 1 1
not preier io nave ineir cnua in
fluenced to good conduct by a desire
of pleasing, rather than by the fear
of offending If a mother never ex
presses her gratification when her
children do well, and is always cen
suring them when she sees anything
amiss, they are discouraged and un
happy; their dispositions become har
dened and soured by this ceaseless
fretting; at last, finding that wheth
er they do well or ill, they are equal
ly found fault with, they relinquish
all efforts to please, and become heed
less of reproaches.
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The Swedenborgian Doctrine.
A-ccording to Swedenborg, there are
three heavens, consisting of three or
ders of ann-els: The first is distin?-
uished for love, the second for wisdom
and the last for obedience. All
igels have lived on earth, none
were created such. They are men
and women in every respect, tliev
marry and live in societies in cities
and countries just as we do in this
world, but in happiness and glory
ineffable. All of whom love to God
and man is the ruling principle, go to
Ueaven at dath. Between heaven
and hell a perfect equilbrium is main
ained. As there are three heavens
there are three hells, and every an
gelic society has an iufernal antago
nist. Hell, as a whole, is called the
devil and satan: there is no individual
aring this name. All in whom
self-love is the ruling passion fio to
helh There is no resurrection of the
earthly body. Every one passes to
us nnai lot at death; some make a
short sojourn in an intermediate state
designated the world of spirits, where
the good are cured of their superficial
infirmities and intellectual mistakes.
and the evil reject all pretenses to
ADunner Wanted! The Colum
bus (S. C.) Phamix, finding its subs
scribers slow to pay, advertises for a
collectiDrr airent as follows?
"Wanted at this oflice, an able-bod
ied, hard-featured, bad-tempered, not
o be put off, and not be backed down
reckled face young man. to collect
for this paper; must furnish his own
horse, saddle-bags, pistols, whiskey,
bowie-knife, and cowhide. We will
furnish the accounts. To such we
promise constant, and laborious em
People that advertise onlv once in
three months forget that most folks can
not remember anything longer thau, about
"Spate moments are the gold dust'
of the times;'" when Queen Elizabeth
lay upon her dying bed, she cried in
the. deepest sorrow and anguish:
" Millions of5 money would I give for
an inch of time." At thai moment
she would have offered her gold, dia
monds, or power; more, than' she-ever
possessed, who would ; have borne
to her the news of a splendid victory
or paid the most delicate compliment,
wenld bave bfreo thast aside to make
room for 6ne who - could have prar;
longed, even for an hour, the life of
the dying fyieen. Time is a price-,
less gift of God to weak, humanity.
We are placed in this world for a
purpose, and time is given us to ful
fill our allotted tack. If we act i
unison with the Almighty, we find
that not one moment Deed not be
unemployed. The service of God;
the improvement of oar talents,, and
the bestowal of charity upon those
less favored than ourselves,' will fill
up every inch of time. As the min
ute partichs of which gold dust is
composed glitter in the light of the
sun, so shall the apparently insig
nificant actions which occupy but '
a moment, brighten the page cf our
lives, when the powerful light of the
dissolving elements shall expose it to
the scrutiny of the All-seeing Judse.
In view of such time should we Dot
gather up the fragments, the ruin
ates aye. the seconds? which nmv
save another from committing sin as
would be occupied in momentarily
gratifying ourselves. We cannot cal-"
culate the ultimate value of hours
and minutes, but we know that a
old dust carefully gathered becomes
valuable, so we may expect to be
come the happy reapers of an inval
uable treasure harvest, if we faith-
ful.y garner and cluster time's col-
Itate of Travel
In a single second a small travelrf
one five thousandth of afoot; a fly,
five feet; a pedestrian, at an ordina
ry crait. five and three .tenths fppf.
camel, six feet, an ordiuary breeze,
ieu leei; a running stream, twelve
feet; a trotting horse, twelve feet
a whale, twelve and S-TfY
fasNsailing ship fourteen feet; a rein
deer with sledge, twenty-five feet; a
steam engine twenty-nine feet; a ska
ter, thirty six feet; an English race
horse, forty-one feet; a tempest, fifty
feet; a swiftly-thrownf sto'ne, fifty feet;
a greyhound; seventeen feet; an ea
gle, ninety -five feet; a carrier-pigeon,
four hundred and eleven feet; ordi
nary sound, one thousand and twelve
feet; a musket ball, one thousand,
five hundred and ninety-nine feet;
a twenty five pound cannon ball,
two thousand two hundred and ninety
nine feet; a point of the earth on the '
equator, two thousand four hundred
and fifty-one feet; the center of the '
earth around the sun. four miles: a
ray of sunlight, forty-one thousand 1
The Secretary of the Interior.
in reply to a resolution of the Senate, -says
the aggregate quantity of laud -certified
under existing laws for rail-"
roads and wagon roads, to States -
and Territories, and corporations, up"
to January SO, 1869, is 21,561,000
acres; and ior canals, nearly 4,500 . -
000 acres. The auantitv certified tn
the following named States since that
date is as follows:
Minnesota (for railroads) 670,000 acres
California, do 2fi.0'J0 do
Wisconsin (wagon roads) 72,000 do
Oregon do 19,000 do '
Michigan (canals) 2S0.000 do
Total 27,000,000 do '
When Peter the Great passed-
the edict that any man who challenged
ahothar should be handed, whether '
the meeting should take place or not,a
one might have supposed that duel
ling in Russia would have come to a
sudden end. Yet it is related that'.
even this edict did not prevent Gen- -
eral Zass and Prince Dolgopoueki
irom bringing a quarrel they had to -
mortal arbitrament, thoush thev were
forced to adopt a mode of settling-"
their differences which was rfriw-hi
airer than any ordinary duellng.-
Ihey agreed to stand in an enllira
sure, against which the Swedes were'
directing a heavv fire, until one or'
the other should be struck. The-
arrangement was made, and the two
foolish heroes "stood erect, with one
hand on the hip, and looking fiercely'
at each oeher until the Prince Wus
cut in two by a cauuon ball."
Thoreau says : In prOpoTtiortf
as our inward life fails, we go more
constantly and desperately to the
post-office, ion may depend upon
it, that the poor fellow that walks
away with the greatest number of let
ters, proud of his extensive- corre-"
spondence, has not heard Yroia hiia
seif tb'3 long while"