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j-Alt F. BARCLAY,
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Formerly nrgcon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE At Residence, Main street Ore
gon City, Oregon.
'Permanently Located at Oregon City, Oregon
ROOMS With Dr. Saffarrans, on Alain st.
F. o. m'cown.
JOHNSON & McCQWN,
Oregon City, Ongon.
STST Will attend to all business entrusted to
o:ir care in any of the Courts of the State,
Collect money .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
etc." Particular attention given to contested
J. IT. MITCHELL. J. X.DOLPn. A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Bolpli & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty
Office o-er the old Tost Office, Front
street, Fo r tl a n d . Oregon.
Jacob Stitzkl. James B. Urxosr.
STITZSL fc UPTOST,
jRtul Estate Probers and General
Agents', Corner of Eronl and
Wash i no ton strce Is,
Will attend to the sale and purehn?e
of Heal E-tate in ail parts of the City and
State. Special attention given to the sale of
Last Portland property.
Address P. O. Iiox -1V Portland. Oregon.
.STITZKL & UPTON.
Jled Estate Brokers.
Q P FERRY,
BROKE.!.:, rop.Ti.AXT. Oregon'.
Cor. Front and JVashingtcn .Si?.?.
Apcnt North British and Mercantile
Insurance Company, and Manhat
tan Life Insurai.ef Comp:nv.
lffG over n merit Securities, Stocks, Bonds
ind Ileal Estate bought and sold on Com
mission. EMUVAL I
.Establiblirnent of J. 13- Miller
II AS UEF.N KKMoVE
To No. l('l Eront st., corner of Aider
Carter's New JJai'din, Portand,
In Chas Woodard'e J)rvc? Store.
XAf Where he will te ready to attend ic
all manner of workmanship in his line.
Watches and Jowtiry repaired in ths most
workmanlike manner. J. II. MILLER.
f&uciwiw to (i radon cf- Co.,
M A N V FACT I" II K It OF
Wagons & Carriage
01 and '203 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
C7 Wagons of every description
made to order. GeneralJidtbivg done
with neatness and dispatch.
I). Y. WII.I I MS. r,KO T MYERS
WILLIAMS & MYERS,
25 Front street and '2C, First street, Portland
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, and Deal
ers in Groceries and Produce. Agents.
for the Champoeg, Commercial and Lafayette
Flouring mills." Have ample Fire-proof
Storage. Consignments solicited. 13. iy
J. K, 51ILLF.U. 3 . VT. SHATTCCK.
J. F. MILLER St Co.,
van i" twcrrit k i:s ok and ikali:es i.n
At the Oregon City Poet and Shoe
Store, J fain street.
THE BEST SELECTION
Of Ladies'. Cents', Roys', and Children's
Boots and Shoes, on hand or made to order.
fa&iSb& on EG 0 X CITY.
fc"2- All orders f n- the delivery of merchan
dise or packages a:-,d freight of whatever des--cription.
to any y i t of the city, will be exe
cnted promptly :; - J with care.
-ANryiEw Willis. w.u. rnoLiinxoN.
WILLIS a BR0UGHT0N.
Having purchased the interest ,vv
of S. Cram, in the well known ffl.
'One door west ef Excelsior Market. Oregon
Cit-, announce that they will at all times
keep good horses ar d "carriages to let, at
reasonable rates. Horses bought and sold
or kept by the day or week.
J) AVID SMITH,
$ucceor to SMITH tf MARSHALL,
Black-Smith and Wagon Maker,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City Oregon.
tfS-Blackmithingin all its branches; AVa
on making and repairing. All work warrant
ed to give satisfaction.
SA) 01 FRONT STREET,
ffWZWz? PORTLAND, Oregon,
lg,.,-; Has on hand, and is constant
ly iC. cm ,us u m roni rae tast.a large and 1
il I CI It OClClirU Mill's OI
Crockery, Giass Ware, Plated Ware,
Lamps, etc., all of which he oilers at price
to suit the tin e, at Wholesale and Retail
13?" Dealers will do well to call and exam
ine his stock, and learn his prices, before
TOH PIUXTINC; XE.VTLY KXECTtI
ed at tbo ENTERPRISE OFFICE.
Clackamas Division No. 3, S. of T.
Holds its regular meetings on Friday even
ing of each week, at Templar Hall, Oregon
City. Members of the Order are invited to
attend. By order - p
Slullnoiiisili L,ocl-e Xo. 1, A. I '. an. I
ft A. M. Holds its regular rommuni
caons on the Flnt and Third Sat
l&urday m each month, at 7 o'clock,
from the '20th of September to the -2iHh of
March, and 7 A o'clock from the 2"th of March
to the 'Oth of September. Itrethren m good
standing are invited to attend.
By order of Tfy.
Oifgon Lodge Xo. 3, I. O. of O. F.--
-s?v5a. Iccts ever7 Wednesday eveu
at 7 o'clock,, ia Ma.-euic Hall,
SVh jtain street.
Members of the Order are invited to attend
By order. AT.
"Villaiieltc Lodge Xo. 13 I. O;
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rooms
S.E. corner of Mam and Fifth streets, ui 7 1-2
o'clock. Visiting members are invited t;
attend. Iy ordr of W. C. T.
Family BlediciiiQ of the Age
Taken Internally, it Cures
Dysentery, Cholera, Diarrhoea,
Cramp, and pain in the Stomach.
Bowel Complaints. Painter's Colic,
Liver Coin plaint, Dyspepsia. India; stion,
Sore Throat, Sudden Colds,
Coughs, etc.. e'e., etc.
USED EXTERNALLY, IT CURES,
Boils, Felons. Cuts, Bmisv-, l'.ui ns Scuids,
Old sores, Sprains, To"th: chc, Pain in
the Fate, euralia. Kheumatism,
Fr-ted feel, etc., etc. f2."..4t
HOTELS. KESTALKANTS. Sc.
' "Main S.i'cet Oiegon City
J. F. Hillsr c Co., Proprietors.
The proprietors of the above Hotel take
groat pleasure in anivunc ng to Ihe p'liblic
that thr v have ma h- arrangements t. keep a
first-class Imn-e for the travel! ig pub'jf,. a:-.d
hone to receive a .haie ot their patf-nage.
Tlie House i at a very convenient distance
from either htmlieg the steamboats, ui.d
ne.u- the enter "t b';-.ines--.
M IX sTUEi.T, OIIEO1N CITT
The Piopf ie;ois of ihi- well known
Ifou-'e rem.'W toeir iha-ks to the pu'.'ic for
the pat !!:!! ht'rv of.ro m iber v liotinv
ed. ll;.vinr enlarged u;l oewiy fn nishfd
otir house, we eiaim to poss-.-s acconmioda
tions in every n sfieet i: fee or ro no lloti-o in
the Stale. W i i IT E ,t U IK A 1 iKS,
Feb. lo'.t. J'r'..pr'utors.
P OS Jl 0 POUT A N II OTEL.
jS1' The undersigned respectfully an
nounce that having purchased this widely
known and well kept hotel, they are now
prepared to offer superior accommodations
to the traveling public a', urreatlv reduced
prices, Tiiis bote! is located nearest toe
The hotel coach will be in attendance to
convey passengers to and from the house
free of charge.
W. It. SEWALL, J. B. SPRENGER,
YTE STERN HOTEL.
Corner of First and Morrison streets.
Tbp best and most comfortable Hotel in the
State, where every want is anticipated,
and cheerfully supplied. Warm and
cold Paths attached to the house.
This Hotel is located n-ear the steamship
Jacding. The Hotel Coach will be in at
tendance at all the Landings, to convey
passengers and baggage to and from the
house free of chai se.
JONH C. D0)ICY,
SAMUEL I. HOLMES,
y7"II AT CHEER IiOUSIl
"03. 126, 128 and 1D0 Front street,
The undersigned having newly furnished
Thoroughly renovated "this weii-
known house, solicit increased patronage
from the traveling public The House has
lately been refitted, and the proprietors are
now able to offer additional inducements to
their patrons. The table will be furnished
with the best market affords, and be under
the immediate supervision of the proprietors
Rooms well furnished and well ventilated.
A large tire-proof safe for the deposit of
valuables. Baggage taken to the hotel free
Nothing will be left undone, which is in
the power of the prorn-ietors to render guests
comfortable. J. LYONS, F. O'CONNOR,
La L IXCOLX LIO USE. )
Xo. Sir Front street. Portland Oregon.
L. P. W. QUIMHY, Pkockiktoii,
(Latt of Western Hold.)
This house is the most commodiotis in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be the en
deavor of the proprietor to make his guests
comfortable. The Paggnge Wagon will al
wavs be found at the lambng on'the. arrival
of steamships and river boats, carrying bag
gage to the house free of charge-
TO EST AURA NT..
Main street, one door JSorlh of the
Lincoln Bakery, Oregon City.
B. F. Newman, Proprietor.
The proprietor is now prepared to Unni-h
the public with Hot Coffee. Oysters. P g-.'eet,
Game a;-d Fi-h, at :U1 hoars of the day.
-ir Dnnrders wdi be accomm.. dated at
-?3 ") per week. Give me a call and you shall
go away satisfied.
J ELY IDE RE SALOON.
Main-Street, Oregon City.
M. BROWN, Proprietor, thankful for past
favors, solicits a con innance of the same.
FJ EE E UXCII DA IL Y,
And the very best qualities of Wines. Liquors
Z''" Figs' Feet, Tripe, Herring, Oysters
end Sardiues constantly on hand.
The shades of night were falling fast,
As through Hardscrabble village passed
A youth, in curious bobtail rig,
Upon a curious thingumajig,
His c-ye. exultant, seemed to say.
Old fogy travelers, e'ear the way,
And like a new tin Cob-horn rang
The accents of his nasal twang,
The wayside lavern mot his gazo ;
He saw the bar-room's cheerful blaze ;
Above, the sp"c:ral bill-side rose,
And dreadful iy '.e blew his nose,
'- Try not the height 1" the old man cried,
-Try not the frowning height astride
That treacherous whirligig uncouth V
Yet heeded not the adventurous youth
Ye 1 o c - h i g h -p ed e.
' Oh ! stay the maiden s?id " and rest
Thy sottish head upon this breast!"
A tear stole sweetly down his phiz,
But closer still he hugged to his
,: Beware! that rolling stock was made
For rinks and roads of lighter grade !"'
This was the peasant's last good night ;
A voice replied far up the height,
cow-boy on (he dark hillside
Belated, saw it ; " Jinks !'' he cried,
Old Satan's loose, or I'm mistaken V1
And climbed a t ree to save his bacon,
At break of day as mounfatnward
A pious farmer drove his herd.
A voice cried through the "tarlled air,
And gave the in tn a dreudiul scare,
A traveler, quite deceased, was fonnd,
Although his leg- '-n' round and round.
Still grasping ii: ds of ice-.
The fragments o: that ti range device,
There In the twilight cold and grey,
Amid the wreck of things he lay,
And echo, like a 'alien star.
The moral sounded, iwarand far,
.V-?( u a Te'egraph .
A Boron Place For
lops. can Francisco is decidedly
anything but a Paradise for - bach
elors. T his i especially the case j
in regard to rich bachelors.
seems to be numerous ladies in that
gay metropolis, who
ills, who have caught !
the spirit of enterprise that o char-! T " a V UiU!-
. . 1 . j done not ning more than other eon-
act crises the tunes, and ma.ee it j duetors have; tried to earn my sal
their constant study how they may j ry and. get it and t hink I e suc
"put money in their purse." Ofieeeded. don't think I owe the
late they have conceived a plan j company anything. If you think
that is as novel as it lias been sue- I do) why, there's a little difler
cessful. Two of the fair creatures j once of opinion, and I don't want
recently, realized the snug sum of ! any trouble over it. I have a nice
ten thousand dollars each, and oth- J family, nice father and mother;
ers are said to be entering the bus- relatives all people of good stand
iness with a zeal which cannot fail ing they would' feel very bad to
to secure success. Their plan is to I have me'arrested and charged with
fleece bachelors by captivating the
wretched old fellows getting a
promise of marriage out of them,
and then acting cooly until the fee
ble hame kindled on Cupid's altar
burns out in the tabernacle of the
superanuated lover's hearts, after
which the dissaonointcd fair one
seeks redress in a suit for breach of
the marriage contract. The courts
and juries never fail to sympathise
Avith the sorroAVS ot the broken
hearted damsels. Old bachelors
Avill be compelled either to marry
or organize an insurance company
Avhere they mayr take out policies
against the machinations of maiden
ladies in San Francisco, avIio have
past a certain age Nitjja Register.
Dropped her Skirts. At the
performance of "La Belle Ilelenc"
at the Alambra Theater on Tues
day evening, savs the San Francis-
ot7-);natch n tableau was mven!tho VriX al,lress the people,
, ... ... ' i J here is something utterhr thnl-
not uown on tlie pills. One of tue ; an(j vmeartll v Ju tlis niohtly
actresses came on the stage m a ! 1)rocession of persons, all vailed
Goehm robe, of blue, long and and draped in black, in the hoarse
trailing. In the middle of the j muttered prayers of the priests,
scene the lady's skirts became un- the shrill answers of the people,
fastened and fell about her feet, j and the ghostly light of the wax
leaving her standing dressed in ful- j tapers, and you cannot hear the
above the Avai-d .and Avith but a sin- j solemn chanting Avithout a shud
gle Avhite garment from there ' der.
down. - The "shouts of laughter
Avhich geeted lier only rendered The Philadelphia Ledger of
her cooler, for deliberately gath- March 17th has the following:
eriugup the fallen garment, she ;
site turned to the audience and;
exclaimed: "You needn't laugh; !
it might have happened to any of
vou;" and then walked off amid the
shouts and roars of a large au-
YYitli reference to the child
with no hack Done, wuo isreportou
to have recently die ! in Ohio, tlie .'
Boston I'ost savs thai by his death;
"the State lost admirable ma
terial lor a member of Congress."
Six hundred men are working
at Providence, IL I., on locomo
tives for Pacific Railroads.
A RICH ERIE CONDUCTOR.
Tlio present management of the
Erie Railway Company-, conclud
ing that the passenger conductors
of the road were making about as
much money as the directors,
opened up a investigation. Here
is the account of one interview be
tween Mr. Manager James Fisk,
Jr., and rather an independent con
ductor, who resides in Oswecro.
We quote from the Xew York
Manager "You are conductor
on the Erie, T believe?" "Yes, sir."
"How long have vou been on the
road'?" "Fifteen years." "Had a
passenger train all that titne, I be
lieve?" " Yes,
1 V "
worth considerable property, I be-
Mme." "Have a very
rine house in Oswego? Cost you
some thirty, forty- or fifty thousand
dollars?" "Ycssir." "Some mon
ey inveled in bonds I am told?"
"Yes, sir." "Own a ;farm near
where you reside?" "Yes, sir."
Had nothing when you commenced
as conductor on our road?" "Xoth
to speak of, only a. home for the
future." "Made all tiiis propertv
since?" "Yes, sir." "Been at work
for no other parties?" "Xo. But
I have been saving my money; in
vesting it from time to time to
go o d n d v n n t age. ' '
"Well, sir, what will you give to
settle? Of course you cannot pre
tend to Fay that you have acquired
this property from what you have
saved from your salary. You will
not deny that you have pocketed
a great deal of money belonging
to the road at least fa'ty or sixty
thousand dollars. Xow, sir, what
will you give to settle, .and not be
disgraced, as you certainly will be
if a trial is brought and you are
compelled to give up the property
which you profess to own, but
which in realitv belongs to the
"Yeli, Mr. Manager, I had not
thought of this matter. For sev-
; cral years I have been runnincf my
train to the best of my ability.
Never looked at the matter in tiiis
n.ciit. ociore. is ever t nought 1. was
.1..: ii ? i...
dishonesty. It would kill my wife.
She has every confidence in me in
the v odd., and the idea, that I, her
husband, would take so little as a
penny that did not belong to me,
would send her broken-hearted to
the grave. I don't care anything
for the matter myself, but, on ac-
count of my family and relatives,
I want to make it right Avith the
j road and the officers," and if vou
Avon't stiA" anA'thinrr more about it
Ell gicc you a dollar!''''
A XlGIITLY SeEXE IX LlAfA.
Every night the protecting saint
SenorDemtir, Avho is to allay the
waters of the sea, and keep them
in their proper bounds, rs carried
through the streets, folloAved by an
immense procession. For oaxt
two weeks this ceremony has been
nightly enacted, stopping at the
large open square or plaza, where
yIavor p.jj f thc firm.of Q'm
m'n J f0".'. arKct Street,
i "u A"i Jilo "Ilu
! :iLoU iur ".eeks ago,
j " tlie tzvr hy the f
playing Avith a pet dog
, Avas bitten
bite Avas so slight that but little at
tention Avars then paid to it. Some
1 Tew daA'S since Prell Avas attacked
' with convulsions. Physicians were
ticn callc1 in wlo pronounced his
case one of hydrophobia. All their
efforts to check the disease roved
unavailing, and death put an end
to his suffering about seven o'clock
on Monday CA'ening. The deceas
ed leaves a widow and tAvo children.
. a -o-
Ask yonr neighbor to sub
scribe for the Enterprise.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY
THE NIX 111 CENSUS
It may be safe to assume that
Congress will early enact a laAV re
lating to a complete census in 18 10;
They will be enabled to consider
the matter more understandingly
than at an- former period, since
so many who h&ve made- statistics
a, study-are willing to assist in se
curing comprehensive plans. It
19 almost impossible to tell pre
cisely what is needed, but p, brief
consideration of defects in the old
laws and regulations may scre to
tli row light upon future legislation
and CAen give us some idea of the
shape it should take. The census
of i860 was taken under the act
Avhich provided for the taking of
that of 1850. It Avas antiquated
then, and is much more so now,
for though time may- not justify us
in speaking of it as inapplicable,
the changed condition of the coun
try makes it almost entirely so.
The act in question placed the
enumerating in the hands of the
district marshals of the seA'cral
States and territories. This is ob
jectionable, because the districts
are large and of A" cry unequal
size, and the time of these officers
is presumably taken up Avith strict
ly official duties. MorcoA'er, they
are quite independent of the In
terior Department, and are not
chosen Avith reference to this par
ticular business. The imposition
of a penalty for neglect of duty
has but little weight so long as it
does not touch their responsibility
to their own appointed head. It
may be regarded as a very singu
lar omission in tlie old laAV that it
did not require on the part of offi
cers an oath of allegiance to the
Government of the United States.
This omission becomes quite sig
nificant Avhen xvc consider that the
valued right of representation
hangs upon proper enumeration of;
our peopie, and that since lb GO
circumstances have transpired
Avhich make allegiance the only real
safeguard against imposition.
The compensation Avas illy grad
uated and better calculated to pro
duce fraud than secure a perfect
count. Marshals were allowed
one dollar for CA'ery 1,000 per
persons if their district numbered
over a million, and one dollar and
twenty-five cents if less than a mil
lion inhabitants. Thus the officer
Avho returned 990,099 persons got
two hundred and fifty dollars
more than he Avho returned 1,000,
001. The assistants Ave re paid
mileage and tAvo cents per capital
for enuumeration. Xo better pre
mium could ha c been offered ex
tensive travel in a thinly-populated
district or excessive enumera
tion in towns and cities. In neither
instance was time honestly em
ployed made the criterion of pay.
As the censns refers to the con
dition of the country on a certain
day, June 1, it should be as nearly
complete on that day as possible.
Five months Ave re given to make
the enurnerationin 1860, and the
time might have extended ad lib
it ion at thc option of the secreta
ry of the Interior. IIoav fatal this
must proA'e to an exact count in a
country like this, Avill be readily ap
prehended Avhen thc shifting and
changing of thc popluation is con
sidered, as Avell as thc liabilitAr to
lose the greater of the increase du
ring that time. Thc Avork of census-taking
should be done, before
and on the dav to which the census
refers. 'Elaborate blanks Fhould be
distributed Avith instructions how
to fill them up, and ample time
should be given for this purpose.
The matter of their collection
Avould be easy and quick provided
the sub-divisions of territory Avere
Xo limit should be placed to the
extent of the returns, except that
Avhich lias due" regard for economy
and reasonable expediency. . To
the statistics usually secured might
Avith propriety be added fuller de
tails respecting agriculture, manu
factures, and educational, religious,
intellectual, and charitable inter
ests. The question of Avhere a
person shall be returned from
shotild be definitely settled before
the next census is taken. We con
ceive the dwelling place to be the
proper one. As this fixes the stat
us of the voter, so the population,
as found at some fixed residence,
should determine the representa
tion. This Avould insure fairness,
also in the decision of those ques
tions Avliich turn upon emulation I
and pride. ev lork has been
ever boastful of her vast popula
tion. Philadelphia is just hoav a
little envious of her neighbor, and
safely counts upon a large resident
population; yet, if people are to be
counted at their places of business,
instead of at their homes, the fact
that a considerable portion of XeAv
York State and XeAv J erscy go to
swell the Goth ami tic 6ensus re
turns is not altogether pleasant to
contemplate ami may even give
rise to suspieie'n of untaii lies:.
It must be admitted that the
Avhole subject is one of great delicacy-
of detail; The census is a
decennial occurence only, and ex
cept the spirit which precedes it.
tlie matter is entirely lost signt. oi
by- statesman. If the intervening
years Ave re given to careful study
of methods much good would re
sult. Then tlie people forget from
time to time Avhat is required of
thein. The census-taker never be
comes familiar; In many- localities
he is regarded as fin officious mon
ster, a kind of cousin to the sheriff
or some other unwelcome official,
a most unwelcome Ausitor, aaTio
must be insulted for prying into
family affairs, and perhaps driven
off bAr a brigade of irate women,
armed Avith broomsticks. The im
portance of the census cannot be
OA'erestimated, and the people
should unite Avith the officers to
make the return as perfect aspos
sible, .- ,
-Some two Aveeks ago Ave pub
lished a statement of the finding of
a skeleton of a human frame on the
roof adjoining our office. Since
then we have ascertained that
these bones once belonged to a sol
dier who was killed last spring in
our streets by a comrade. One of
our doctors procured tlie body for;
surgical purposes, and for some I
reason nut knoAvn to us the bones
Avere put on the roof Avhere they
Avhere accidentally found. Some
of our editorial friends down in the
Yallev seem to be inclined to
doubt tne correctness of our first
statement, thinking that we Avere
perpetrating a sell y but Ave assure
them, that such was not the case,
for tlie facts are just as Ave luiye
told them. -Aden mta inter.
Setting Type ijy Electricity".
A Washington correspondent of
thc A-tncri can Artisan thus Avrites:
I haA'e before me a book containing
24,933 ems of solid matter, the
whole of which Avas both "net "
and, "distributed" in six hours and
thirtyi:ine minutes bv maehinerA-.
But the wonder need not stop here.
Br means of one of these machines
connected by telegraph with the
Capitol, the reporter can set type
him self, thc machine being in Xew
York and he in the Capitol! It is
a question of time and money--that
A Avorthy deacon in a town
somewhere in Xorth America,
gave notice at a prayei -meeting
the other night, of a church-meet
ing that Avas to be held immediate
lyr after, and unconsciously added:
"There is no objection to the female
brethren remaining!" This AAas
equalled by a clergymen who told
in liis sermon pf a very affecting
scene, Avhere" there Avasn't a dry
tear in the house!"
The Xcav York Herald sav-s :
The average Aalue of all grades of
horses has increased nearly 100 per
cent, during thc past year. The
demand has been greater than the
supply since the beginning of the
Avar. Thc desire to have speed
also has its influence on the market,
and almost fabulous prices are paid
for it. One great cause for tlie
adA'anccd price of horses of all
AVork is the duty iioav charged on
importations from Canada
-Mcthusalch did not live so
long as he might had he attended
to good advice; for it is Avritten
that he Avas sleeping on the ground
when he fell stricken in years, an
angel came to him and tout him
that if he Avould rise up' and build
himself a house to li-i- in, he Avould
live five hundred years more.. Me
thuselah made answer that It Avas
not Avorth Avhile to take a house for
so short ei term! And so ho died
before he was a thousand years old
Too CiiEAr. The Sacramento
Bee says that good improved far
ming lands in the Southern States
can be bought for from fifty cents
to five dollars per acre, and railroad
companies running to any point
South furnish free passes to per
sons who visit those localities for
the purpose of buying. The sur
plus population of thr East, 3Iid
dle, and Western States is now
turned directly- south instead of to
ward California, on account of the
cheapness of land, availability, and
faculties offered to visit the "differs
ent Southern States...
TRICKS 0E A JUGGLER.
The far-famed Robert HelW .
cannot be satisfied Avith his le
gitimate triumph before Un ali
enee, but occasionally does ii neat
thing for his own amusement much'
to the surprise of those who bap-'
pen to be m eson ti
Recently, while passing an Iten
erant vendor of cheap provisions,"
Mr. I Jeller suddenly- passed and in
"How do you sell eggs, auntie?"
. "Demeggs," was the resposne,
doy am a picayune fresh, 'too;
the last One of emjbiled em myself,
and know dev's fust rate." ,
; "Well, I'll "try 'cm said the magi
cian, laying down a bit of frae- '"
tio'na! currency. "Have you pep
per and salt?" . " .
"Yes sir, dere day i?,"said the
sable Avomsn, watching her custom
er with intense, interest.
Leisurely drawing out a pen
knife, Mr. Helley proceeded very
quietly to cut the egg in half;
Avhen suddenly- a bright iicav tAven-'
ty--five cent piece Avas seen lying
embedded in the yolk, apparently
as bright as Avhen it came froiii the
mint. Very cooly the great magi
cian transferred the coin to his
pocket, and taking up another egg;
"And how much do you ask me
for this egg?"
"Do Lord bress my soul! Dat
De fact am, boss, dis egg am. worth1
a dime, shuah."
"All right," Avas the response;
"here's the dime. Xow give me
the egg. . . .-...
Separating it Avith an exact pre
cision that the colored lady
Avatched eagerly; a quarter eagle.
Avas most carefully picked out of
the egg and placed in the.ve'st pock
et of the operator, asf hefb'te: ,Thc
old woman Avas thundcrstriick, as
well'sho might- have been, and her
customer had to ask the price of
the third egg tvvo or three times
before he obt ained a reply. . ..
. "Das no use talkin'. mas'r," said
thc bewildered old darkey, "I can't
let Arou hah dat egg nohow for less
dan a quarter I declare tode Lord?
I can't. . .
"Very good," said Heller, whose
imperturable features Avere as sol
emn as an undertaker's "therms'
the. quarter and here is thc egg ;
All right." , .,, . ,
As he opened thc last egg d
brace of five dollar gold pieces
were discovered snugly deposited
in the heart of the y olk; and jing
ling them merrilA- together .in his
little palm, the saA'ant cooly re-
markedr . ,
"Very- good eggs, indeed I rath
er like them and whileI am alput
it, I believe I will buy a dozen;
What is the price?", , " , .
"I say price?" exclaimed the as
tonished daughter of Ham. .You
couldn't buy- dem eggs, marsT, for
all thc money you's got. Xo, dat
you couldn't. . Fse gwinc to take
dem eggs all home. I is; an' dat
money in dem all belong to rae;
It does dat. C6nldn't sell no more
ob dem eggs, nohoAV."
Ax " Axciext" Odd Felloav.
There will be in the Odd FelloAvs
procession to-day, the oldest Odd
Fellow Ave suppose AA-est of the.
Rocky Mountains; . We allude to
F. G. Schwatka;. 116 was initiated
into Cincinnati Lodge, X6:. 3; Cin
cinnati, Ohio, in January-, 1836,
and is noA' in his thirty-fourth yrear
of membership in the . order. He
Avas the first If; P. and second C;
P. of Lead Mine Encampment, Xo;
5; Galena, 111;; instituted .iri 184G;
and is uoav the oldest living P. C;
P. of that Encampment;, lie saAV
the first precession of Odd FelloAvs
in Baltimore, in 1819, numbering
about thirty-five persons, and was
then a lad of less than ten sum
mers. He says his recollection ex
tends back to the time; Avhen, in
the Lodge Avhere he was initiated,
the members thought the Lodge
room Avas Avell furnished Avhen sup
plied Avith a dry-goods box for a
pedestal, saAv-dust for a carpet;
and a few tallow candles around
the room. He has been faithful to
his trust, and has seen the Order
grow from thirty-five faithful fol
lowcrs to over half a million zeal
ous Odd Fellows Parmer 26th.-
An Iowa editor has discovered
that man is fearfully and wonder
fully made. Reader, if you. weigh
i4o" pounds, 70 of them are water;,
and ff you squeeze -yourself in a
hydraulic press., about six bucket
full aa ill run out.
There . were seven ty-tb
deaths in San Francisco" hz,t week
eleA-en of them from small pox,