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About The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871 | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1869)
OMEGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 22,
I 1L JL. Jl J
I H. MITCHELL.
J. X. DOLpn.
Mitchell, Dolpli & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, 'and Proc
tors in Admiralty
"Office o"er the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
V. C. GIBBS.
C. W. PARRISII,
Notary Public and Ccrm. of Deeds.
GIBBS & PARRISII,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
OFFICE On. Alder fctrett, ia Carter's
Logan, Shattuck & Killin.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
'o. lOO Front Street, Up Stairs,
CAPLKS. J. C. MORELAND.
CAPLES & MOREL AN I),
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Cur. 1ROXT and ll'ASIIIXGTOX Sts.,
W. C. JOHNSON. O. M COWS.
JOHNSON & BIcCOWN,
Oregon City, Oregon.
SIT Will attend to all business entrusted to
our care in any of the Courts of the State,
Collect money .Negotiate loans, sell real es-tate
etc. Particular attention given to contested
W H. W ATKINS, M.
SULtUh'JN, PORTLAND, UREGC D.
OFFICE 93 Front -street Residence cor
ner of Main and Seventh streets.
(Formerly urgeon to the Hon. II. 13. Co.)
OFFICE At Residence, Main street Ore
gon City, Oregon.
RMES & DALLAM,
IMPORTFU5 A?,D JOBBERS OP
Wood and Willow Ware.
Brushes, Twines, Cordage, etc.,
O AND MANUFACTURERS OF
Brooms, Pails, Tubs, Washboards, 8,-c
215 217 Sacramento at., San Francisco-,
lift Maiden Lane, N. Y. City.
JCE U2EAM SLOON.
Main street, one door North of the
Lincoln Bakery, Oregon City.
B. F. .Newman, Proprictcv.
The proprietor is now prepared to furnish
the public with Ice-Cream whenever the
feather will permit, also Soda, Sarsaparilla,
etc.. constantly on hanch
Pic-Nic parties, and excursions supplied,
and attended on short notice. (25. tf
Savier, LaRoque & Co.,
TF3,,Keep constantly on hand foi sale, flour
Mid hugs. Bran and Chicken Feed. Paitie3
ptmli'mg feed must furnish the sacks.
fSuccesxor to G radon, if- Co.
Wagons & Carriages
201 and 1203 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
OCT Wagons of every description
made to order. General Jobbing done
With neatness and dispatch.
D. W. WtLT.t AMS. GEO. T. MTERS.
WILLIAMS & MYERS,
25 Front street and First street, Portland.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, and Deal
ers in Groceries and Product. Agents
for the Cbampocg, Commercial and Lafayette
Flouring mills. Have ample Fire-proof
Storage. Consignments solicited. 13.y
J. F. SIILLEK. J. V- SHATTUCK.
J. F. MILLER & Co.,
MAN CFACTUn I? RS OF AND DEALERS I?T
Hoots ssisad &Iaoes !
At the Oregon City Boot and Shoe
Store, Main street.
THE BEST SELECTION
Of Ladies', Gents', .Boys', and Children's
Boots and Shoes, on hand or made to order.
OR EG OX CITY.
ftS. AH orders for the delivery of merchan
dise or packages and freight of whatever des
cription, to any part of the eiiv. will be exe
fitted promptly and with care.
ANDREW WILLIS. WM. rROUG HTOX.
WILLIS & BR0UGHT0N.
Having purchased the interest
CI b. Cram, in the well known
LI VERT STABLE
.'ne aoor west ot Excelsior Market. Or egon
City, announce that they will at all times
keep good horses ard "carriages to let. st
reasonable rates, horses bought and sold
or kept by the davor week.
J) AVID SMITH,
Successor to SMITH & MARSHALL,
Black-Smith and Wagon Maker,
Corner of M.nin and Third streets,
ijregou uty . . . .t . , o
Rlacksmithing in all iU branches; Wag
on making and repairing. All work warrant
fid to give satisfaction.
94 FRONT STREET,
Has on hrmrP snd is fnnstunf-
ly receiving direct from the East,a large and
carefully selected stock of
Crockery, Glass Ware, Plated Ware,
Lamps, etc., all of which he offers at prices
to suit the time-s, at Wholesale and Retail.
. Dealers will do well to call and exam
ine his stock, and learn his prices, before
-4 . iX.r ii, mTif
I do not like to hoar him pray,
Who loans for twenty-live per cent,
For then I think the borrower may
De pressed to pay for food and rent ;
And in the Book we all should heed.
Which says the lender shall be blest,
As sure as i have eyes to read,
It does not say take interest!7'
I do not like to see him pray
On bended knee about an hour,
For grace to spend aright the daj',
Who knows his neighbor Las no flour :
I'd rather see him go to mill.
And buy the luckless brother bread,
And see his children eat their till,
And laugh beneath their humble shed.
I do not like to hear him pray.
Let blessings on the widow be !"
Who never seeks her home to say,
If want o'ertakes you, come to me."
I hate that prayer so loud and long.
That's offered for the orphan's weal.
By him who sees him crushed by wrong,
And only with the lips doth feel.
I do not like to hear her pray.
With jeweled ear and silken dress,
Whose washerwoman toils all day,
And then is asked to work tor less."
Such pious shavers I despise ;
With folded hands and lace demure,
They lift to Heaven their angel eyes,"
And steal the earnings from the poor.
I do not like such soulless prayers ;
If wrong. I hope to be forgiven :
No angel's wing them upward bears
They're lost a million miles from Heaven.
I do not like long pr.'yers to hear.
And studied, from the lips depart ;
Our Father lends a ready ear:
Let words be few He hears the Ireart.
YyM. BROUG IITON.
Contractor and Builder,
Main st., OREGON CITY'.
gf Will attend to all work in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner woik
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
attended 1 1.
A. J. MONROE,
Dealer in California, Vermont
and Italian Marbles, Obelisks
Monuments, Head and Foot -f
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
to order. 1 23. t
t v -pT;iioT fir nv
U . J. J.J4..i.i.0 4.
The proprietors of the above Hotel take
great, pleasure in announcing to the public
that they have made arrangements to keep a
hrst-class house tor the traveling public, ana
hope to receive a sha; e of their patronage.
The House is at a very convenient distance
from either landing of the
near the center of business.
LI FF HOUSE.
MAIN STREET, OREGON CITY
The Proprietors of thiM we!! known
House renew their thanks to the public for
the patronage heretofore so libera ly bestow
ed. Having enlarged and newly furnished
our house, we elaim to possess accommoda
tions in everV respect inferior to no House in
the State. WHITE & RHOADES,
Feb. 13, 1 SO 9. Proprietors.
QOSMOPOLI TAN HOTEL.
The undersigned respectfully an
nounce that having purchased this widely
known and well kept hotel, they are now
prepared to ufl'er superior accommodations
to tho traveling public- at greatly reduced
prices. This hotel i3 located nearest the
The hotel coach will be in attendance to
convey passengers to and from the house
free of charge.
W. R. SEWALL, j. B. SPRENGER,
ESTERN II OTE L.
Corner of First and Morrison streets,
Th2 best and most comfortable Ilo'el in the
State, where every want is anticipated,
and cheerfully supplied. Warm and
cold Baths attached to the house.
This Hotel is located near toe steamship
Landing. The Hotel Coach will be in at
tendance at all the Landings, to convey
passengers and baggage to and from the
house free of charge.
JONH C. DORCY,
yilAT CHEER HOUSE.
Kos. 126, 123 and 1S" Front street,
The undersigned having newlv furnished
THOROUGHLY RENOVATE.D "this well
known house, solicit increased patronage
from the traveling public. The House has
lately been refitted, and the proprietors are
no v"abk to offer additional inducements to
their patrons. The table will be furnished
with the best market affords, and be under
the immediatesupervision of the proprietors
Rooms well furnished and well ventilated.
A large lire-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 proprietors to render guests
comfortable. J. LYONS, F. O'CONNOR,
23-tf 1 Proprietors
(Tate LiyCOLX HOUSE,)
Xo. 81 Front stree.', Portia n.l Oregon.
L. P. W. QUIMBY", PliOFRIETOR,
Late- of Western Hotel.)
This house is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be the en
deavor of the proprietor to make his guests
comfortable. The Baggage Wagon will al
ways be found at the landing on" the arrival
of steamships and river boats, carrying bag
gage to the house free of charge
Main Street, Oregon City.
M. BROWN, Proprietor, thankful for past
favors, solicits a continuance of the same.
FR EE E UXCJI I) AIL V,
And the very best qualities of Wines, Liquors
Pigs' Feet, Tripe, Herring, Ovsters
and Sardines coestantlv oa hand.
UXCLE PETER'S HORSE
BY GRACE GREENWOOD.
During the war a great number
of government horses condemned
as diseased, or sometimes on ac
count of slight wounds, which ob
stinately refused to heal, were ta
ken out beyond the city limits and
shot. There was one particular
point, a low-lying spot on the bank
of the Anacosta, which was a per
fect Place de Greve, a valley of
death, for the poor creatures an
One summer morning, at the
hour appointed for these execu
tions, a little newsboy, with a
package of the Washington Chron
icle under his arm, appeared on
this tragical spot, drawn by a cer
tain fearful attraction, and stood
watching the executioners at their
" dreadful trade," as horse after
horse was led, limping or panting,
up to his doom to receive into his
brain the leaden sleeping potion
that should end his thankless toil,
and mute, unpitied pain.
As the lad looked on, curious
and as pitiful as he thought be
coming to a newsboy of his inches,
a little sickened now and then by
the unnecessary brutality of the
men, whom he thought might be
content with shooting a horse,
without swearing at him to the
last, and kicking his carcass, he
saw led, or rather pulled forward,
a bright, long-tailed bay, which,
though extremelv emaciated, and
" dead lame," had yet the remains
of considerable beauty. Some
thing moved the boy to intercede
in the most earnest manner for the
life of this animal.
" Xow, see here," he said, "don't
vou sxo to shoot that horse : I'll
take him off vour hands. Say,
won't vou let me have him ?"
" You ! why, what in the thun
der will you do with him?" asked
the chief executioner, laughing
u I don't just know, but I guess
father v. ill let me keep him in our
back-yard, and I believe he'll get
"Well after a while, I do."
" Well, my little chap, what'll
you give for him, anyhow
" Give, why I ha'nt got nothing
to give, but these here Chronicles.
They're my whole stock, you see
I've only sold a couple of copies
this morning. lou can
T "I A
.,,4- ..1 .-,11 '
em, or iioui
on to em and they'll keep you in
reading for a month."
" Well, my lad, hand them over,
and take the horse : but if you get
sick of your bargain, you must get
rid of him the best way that you
Don't bring him back here,
Oh ! don't you be afraid I
never backs out of a bargain, and
wha fever's up, we won't come
bothering about you. We'll fight
shy of this place, you bet !" replied
the lad, joyfully delivering up his
'Chronicles, and taking his horse
by the halter about a yard of
knotted rope to load him away.
His horse ! How his small breast
swelled with the sense of posses
sion, as he contemplated his pur
chase noted all his points, in
imagination beheld him cured of
his lameness, in good condition,
bravely caparisoned, and he the
envied of all his compeers, the first
mounted newsboy of his time, dis
pensing Chronicles from his saddle
bow ! But the animal was " jolly
lame, and no mistake." Verv
slowly and painfully he hobbled
along, coming now and then to a
hopeless halt, and requiring some
thing more sharp and cogent than
moral suasion to induce him to take
another step forward.
In fact, the morning was far ad
vanced before Master Tom made
his triumphant entry into the little
back-yard in which he intended to
quarter his steed, until, in some
happy conjunction of unlikely
events, under a providence look
ing out especially for newsboys
and broken-down army horses, a
stable could be provided. But,
alas ! he had left too much out of
his calculations a certain tine old
Irish gentleman, all of the olden
time, who, on occasion, could be
the most inexorable and "contrai
rv" of sires ; while he had counted
too securely on the alliance and
support of his paternal parent, who
not only failed him now, but went
boldly 'over to the enemy. In
short," he was not only forbidden
to keep the sorry brute on the
premises, but commanded to take
it away, and dispose of it as spee
dily as possible.
Then the poor fellow, feeling
very much like the unfortunate
man who drew the elephant in a
raffle, embarrassed with his riches,
set forth, leading his poor, limping,
dejected prize, and
right and left, for a purchaser. He
made a considerable journey along
the outskirts of the city, vainly
crying np his just-alive stock,- his
discharged charger. At last he
chanced, upon an old friend an
honest, industrious colored man,
somewhat past his prime for he
had been a " prime negro" who
now, rejoicing in his freedom, lived
with his owiilittle family, on his
own little place, and fortunately
had at this time, just back of his
house, a vacant cow-shed, which
might serve as a stable, for the
nonce. To him our newsboy oblig
ingly offered his horse as an animal
of good blood and fine points,
though slightly out of condition,
and a trifle lame.
" To you, Uncle Peter," he said,
with the most amiable condescen
sion, " I will sell him for only
twenty dollars the halter thrown
in and he will pay for himself in
a week, Uncle Peter, when he gets
well of his rheumatiz see if he
It was a tempting offer ; but as
it happened that a greenback of
the modest denomination of two
dollars was all the money then in
the possession of Uncle Peter, and
as he was shrewd enough not to
appear over-anxious to invest even
that sum in such dubious horse
flesh, the animal finally went for
the said two dollars, halter and
Exit newsboy, whistling "Dixie."
Uncle Peter, the new master
of the long-tailed bay, had fortu
nately some little veterinary knowl
edge having been brought up on
a large Virginia plantation, and he
entertained a lively hope that he
could make something out of his
After sheltering, feeding, and
watering the animal, whose big
brown eves regarded him in a sort
of wistful wonder and gratitude,
Uncle Peter put on his spectacles
and made a careful examination of
the lame leg, which, from the knee
down, was much swollen and pain
fully sensitive. At last he dis
covered, buried deep in the frog
of the foot, a large splinter, the
cause of all the trouble. This he
succeeded in removing with a pair
of pinchers, to the immediate relief
of the sufferer. He then syringed
the wound with some soothing
wash, and he repeated this opera
tion once or twice a day for sev
eral weeks, patiently watch
inc the slow subsiding of the
swelling, and the closing np of
that ugly hole in the foot. J1 many,
he M as rewarded by seeing that
once condemned, sick, and unsight
ly animal, halting and hobbling no
longer, but as sound and symme
trical in every limb as JBucepudus
or Chiron, the original Ilead-Cen-taur.
In the mean time worthy Uncle
Peter had invested all his spare
earnings in forage for his protege,
besides keeping the younger mem
bers of his family uncommonly
busy in picking grass and clover
from the common and fence-cor
ners. Uncle 1 etcr Inmselt care
fully watered and groomed him,
and" Aunt Polly disdained not to
plait, now and then, his somewhat
scant mane and tail, to give to
them the fashionable fullness and
ISTever was horse better cared
for and tended, and never did
horse give better return for faith
ful care and tendance. He gn
fat and sleek he held up his head
and became playful, even to sauci
At length, with the help of a
kind friend or two. Uncle Peter
became possessed of a harness and
a small cart, and then brought
forth his long concealed treasure
and put him to actual service. He
exacted from him but light labor
at first, establishing "with him r
sort of irregular local express bus
iness being anxious not to have
his spirit broken or his comeliness
marred by rough usage or heavv
demands on his strength.
JLhat remarkable animal not
only came out perfectly sound in
wind and limb, but proved to be
very fast a trotter of no mean
Lrncle Peter was a man of modest
and serious deportment ; he desired
not to be puffed up by his sudden
prosperity .ana distinction; ne en
deavored still to bear himself in
the old, humble, deprecating way,
acquired in long years of servitude,
and still becoming to an elderly
Christian of his condition ; but, m
spite of himself, he would brace
himself back and hold his head
high, whenever, happening on one
of the fashionable drives, with
light load, the spirited bay, bear
ing hard on the bit, would Etrike
out gallantly, whirling that little
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY, V
rough cart J-ast elegant equipages,
and even light trotting wagons,
whose' proprietors looked utterly
dumfounded at the phenomenon.
These triumphs were a trial to
Uncle Peter's humility but he
kept a taut rein and a grave coun
tenance, and bore that trial with
In truth, I do not believe that a
prouder or happier driver than
was Uncle Peter, at such times,
ever held reins never an ambi
tious young viscount, driving! the
mail-coach from London to Cam
bridge not imperial Aurelian on
his triumphal chariot with the
spoils and queen of Palmyra in his
train not even the princely pro
prietor of the Ledger, driving l)ex
ter, with a distinguished Doctor of
Divinity, or a heroic President
elect at his side.
Occasionally, toward the end of
a pleasure-drive, when somewhat of
the bay's fire and frolic had been
taken out of him, Uncle Peter en
trusted the ribbons to Aunt Polly;
and surely not the fast Grecian
matron or maid who was first per
mitted to drive a chariot in the
Olympian games could have shown
more pride and elation than beam
ed from her broad, bronzed coun
tenance. As to the younger members of
this fortunate family Peter the
less, and Miss Lucinda as to their
pride and joy in the family turn
out as to their gushing affection
for that wonderful family horse
I find the subject to much for me,
I must be allowed to leave it to
the imagination of my readers.
All this time there were plainly
visible on the right flank of this
precious horse certain letters, in
which Uncle Peter took a sort of
complacent pride, a sense of dis
tinction, of nationalization and se
curity. Alas ! he should rather
lave seen in them a warning, like
:o " the hand-writing on the wall,"
for by them his pride, his treasure,
his helper, his well-beloved friend
rescued from death, built up from
a skeleton was sealed in perpetum
to the United States.
At last the bolt fell. Driving
about one Saturday afternoon on
his express business, which was
prospering, and feeling himself
growing into a formidable rival-
hip of Adams & Co., Uncle Peter
was arrested in mid career by one
of Baker's ubiquitous detective?,
who, pointing to that fatal brand,
took immediate possession of the
horse walking him out of the
shafts, strijiping the harness frorti
him, and leading him away, before
Uncle Peter could quite realize the
calamity that had befallen him.
Yet he followed the officer, earn
estly and piteously protesting, till
he was driven back by oaths and
threats: then he dragged his cart
homeward, and told his story the
old, old storv of wrong and injus
tice. Let ns drop a veil over the
sorrow of that household.
Uncle Peter had several good
white friends gentlemen of posi
tion, who generously interested
themselves in his cause but it was
long before they could even ob
tain a hearing for their humble
client ; and when his simple story
had been told and substantiated,
they were informed there was no
redress the horse clearly bore the
brand of the -United States; and
even though it had been raised as
one from the dead, to the United
States it belonged, and could not
be given up. (Confiscation by the
military police was the bourne
whence no property returned; and
the bay, now a valuable animal
was found to be so tethered with
red tape, that there was no getting
him out of the government enclo
sure. So that was the end of the
case of Uncle Peter vs. Uncle Sam,
unless, indeed, a claim be yet
brought before Congress
From the day of his bereave
ment, our poor old friend has nev
cr beheld Lis horse. On an instant
it vanished forever from his sight,
swallowed by the quicksands of
confiscation, like the steed of
Ravensword, " stabled in the Kel
1- don't know how mv military
or legal readers, if such I have,
may regard this transaction, but I
look upon it as a grievious injustice
to Uncle Peter, and a very small,
mean piece ot business altogether.
I desire not to be self-righteous, but
I feel very sure I wouldn't go for
to do such a thing if 1 were the
xs dayiignt can ne seen
through the smallest holes, so do
4 I -1
the most trifling things show
There is no condition so low
but may have hore3.
MURDERLXG WITH SPRISG GUNS.
A telegram from Saratoga, !Nf.V
sets forth that one Samuel Barber
set a spring gun in his corn-crib,
by discharge of which a thief m
the act of carrying off a sack of
was instantly killed. We
hear frequent complaints of a haze
of sentiment ahsm m the moral at
mosphercs, which, enveloping crim
inals of mark, shows them in such
an attractive shape as brings to
them the embracing arms of a
morbid benevolence. This cen
sure is not, in its full sweep, de
served Wherever there is a high
Christian civilization, its normal
operation produces a regard for
the sacredness of human life, and
inclines the common mind to lean
So, when a citizen is aiTaignediyindicated and cheated, society
for a capital offence a citizen
whose previous life has not fallen
below the average of conventional
virtue, and Whose conviction on
acquittal must solely depend upon
a careful and conscientious colla
tion of circumstances and proba
bilities a perfectly just mind will
be on its guard against passion, and
and in its exercise of this charity
it may sometimes incline to the
sdie of the accused. And besides
this, there is such a wide-spread
popular conviction of the inexpe-
diency and unjrofitableliess of
hanging convicts, that it is uncon
sciously thought to be a moral du
ty to interpose human sympathy
between the offender and penalty.
And if this be ultraism, it is ex
travagance ill a better direction
than the inhuman indiefference of
the past when the ancestors of
some of us, perhaps, would be
hold a dozen wretches of a morn-
ng carted through London streets
to Tyburn to be hanged for larceny.
.N or does there seem to be at
the present time any excess of pop
ular sensibility either in urbane or
rural Sew lork. lhere, horror
succeeds to horror, and there is
avidity as will as impunity in the
loing of hellish things. Great
ship-owners there lift themselves
up. brass-fronted, before the world
and apoiize lor su Dominates wno
are guilty of revolting acts of cru
elty and practices ot lust upon
lefenceless emigrants; there, mhrlii
convicts are deliberately showered
Into a subjection which lifts the
latch to a next day s burial, and it
is there that a rural proprieter is
found who sets his concealed spring
gun with the same punctuality
and Composure with which he
winds his clock.
Where did Samuel Barber get
the prerogatives of a legislator?
This farmer turned murderer must
know that there is no statute of
the State which declares the pen
alty of death for the theft of a
bag of corn. Who invested him
with the functions of judge? To
pretend that he did not intend
to inflict death, or a grievous
wound which might speedily lead
to it, is but to extenuate villainy
with falsehood. " He set the gun,"
says this infamous telegram, " for
the purpose of detecting the thief.
It might as rationally be averred
that he set it for the purpose of
"While we hardly expect it, we
earnestly hope that Barber will re
ceive fitting retribution for his
crime. The wanton murder of a
thief in a corn-crib, if not atoned
for by the regular processes of
justice, will yet find vengeance in
a bullet from behind a hedge, in
the blaze of burns and stacks, and
the midnight blood which spirts
and oozes afetr the assassin's edge.
To-day it is a despised thief earn
Syracsue who is the victim; to-morrow
there may be sudden ghastli
ness and Avail in some fifth avenue
mansion. Ph iladelph ia Press.
A lady on the shady side of fif
ty recently married to a fast young
man, went to take le.ave of him at
the station on the occasion of his
departure ou a business tour. "He
member dear Charley," she cried,
as the train began to move, " that
you are married." To which he
replied, "De.ar Caroline, I will
make a memorandum of it," and
at once tied a not in his handker
chief. A Xashville druggist has invent
ed a rat paint, made of a phosphor
ous. You first catch the rat, and
then you paint him. After dark he
looks like a ball of fire, and going
amon nis tellow-rats, they get
scared to death at the "light of his
countenance," and vacate the
premises, the "bright particular
rat following and hurrying up the
In order to deserve a jrood
friend, we mi2t become on?.
THE END OF CRIME
On April 8th the gallows was
called upon to vindicate outraged
law and repeat its impressive les
son to soeiety George S. Twitch -elL
Jr. and General "Eaton were,
tried for murder and found guilty
by a jury of their countrymen.
The former slew a helpless woman
secretly, in her own house. The
latter killed a fellow-citizen upon a
public street of the city. Twitch
ell quaked before his doom, and
added murder of self to that of his
mother-in-law He preferred cow
ardice and the ignomy aof suicide
to the ignomy of the scaffold.
Eaton met the fate the law provid
ed for him Which will fare best
before the Judgement Seat? And
now mat tne law nas been uotn
should thunder wholesale condem
nations against the prison disci
pline, or the violation thereof,
Winch allows promiscous inter
course of the public with prisoners
condemded to death The sympa
thy they need is that of retirement
and freedom from the public gaze;
and if we understand it, this ex
emption is in accordance with the
spirit of the verdict Why allow
mente be tortured to death by the
curious? Why force the pangs of
hell upon conyicts ere their hour
has come? Had Twitch ell been
let alone his hands would have
been clean of his second murder
Again, every lover of peace and
good order should thank the an--
thorities for providing an example
to those who, in utter disregard ot
their surroundings, and in blind
obedience to bullying and deprave
natures, indulge in indiscriminate
assaults upon the public W e know
not how many, but very many
murders were committed last fall
which were vrithout extenuating
circumstances, save that whisky
was in, passion was on, or the
crowd was to great for successful
identification. The coward who
thrusts or shoots under such circum
stances should be taught that parti
san friends are not mightier than the
law, and that this kind ofassasshv
ationisthe worst type of inurdoi,
We hope the example provided
Will have the results intended, else
will Eaton also have cheated the
law of its motives. Philadelphia
; .-.-- .
A Joiixsoxiax Blunder.--At
a meeting in Londcm of the Brit
ish Colonial Associatian, Heverdy
Johnson, iii reply to a toast to his
country said : "It is possible that
some of the Colonies which now
flourish under the dominion of
her Majesty may incorporate Under
the Stars and Stripes whidi adorn
the flag of the United States."
There was an ominous silence,
when Johnson proceeded as fol
lows: "But I trust that day will
never arrive. God forbid that any
of-her Majesty's dominions should
ever be curtailed." Earl Granvill,.
the Colonial Secretary, responded to
Heverdy, amid loud laughter as fol
lows : 1 am rather afraid that the
Minister of the Great Republic,
who has spoken with such singular
evidence this evening, will feel that
it is a little want of sense on jypy
part which makes me 'unprepared,
at this moment, to open negotia
tions with him for the cession of
British Columbia to his Govern---ment.
Wooden car wheels are be--coming
a fixed fact, and are being
adopted on the railroads in the At
lantic States. The Hudson River
Railroad Company has recently
placed twelve of the "Manseil
wooden car wheels" on their draw
ing room car. These wheels cost
trebble the ordinary cast-iron
wheels, but this is regarded as of"
little consequence compared with
the advantage gained by their use..
They ride smoothly, making con
versation, reading, and even wri
ting, not only possible, but an easy
task on the cars. They aro made
of thoroughly seasoned elm or
teak, with steel tires; are very du
rable, only one accident having oc
curred to one of them, and "that
through the carelessness of a work
man; and will wear, by reason of
their elasticity and durability, over
four hundred thousand miles of
railway, while the average use of
the ordinary wheel is but fifty
thousand miles, after which it is
necessary to break it up.
The citizens of South port , Con
neticut, drove out of the town
three drunken rowdies who have
been loafing around the place, in
sulting woman, etc. The citizens
armedthemselvcs with horse whips
and lashed the scamps vigorously
beyond the limits.