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TT0RXE1'S AT LAW,
00 Front Street, Up StiUrS,
' pAiSKJbTHAYEK, .
J aTtounEys at LAW.
f rrTrF in Cree'g Building, corner of
J 7771 j. c. mokelastoT
'O ' CAPLES & MOKELAND
i ATTORHES AT LAW,
I rouTLAND, OREGON.
W.c.JMii.N-O - Notary Public.
OyrgOH City, Oregon.
ti- Will attend to all business entrusted to
n.ir'cue in any of the Courts of the State,
hJIert money .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
ttP. i'aiticular attention given to contested
l,a:id ca?eHi ,
' Ml. MITCIIEMj.
3. X. DOLrn.
o Tvr.'4.l,rtH Tln1v,Ti r Smith
ax j - "'r" -
Attorneys and Counsellors at ,aiv,
Solicitors ill CTiZtt'cty, and Proc
ters in Admiralty.
.-;r Office o'-cr (he old l'cst Office, Front
strVi-'t, Portland. Oregon.
A. C. GIUE--'-
c. w. r.:u:r,itt
Rotary Public and (Join, of Dculs,
GIBB5 & PARKISH, .
Attorneys and Counselors at Laic,
OFFTCEOn Alder street, in Carter's
n 51 XT IS'
Pitimnchtbj Located at Crcjon City, Oregon
HOOltS With Dr. Saffarran3, on Main ft.
K, r. BAH CLAY,
r jrLo &zzm jslJ
rPniiiriv Pnrrpon to the Hon. II. is. Lo.
(iri'ii'K At Residence, Main street Ore
- cm 'it.v", Orcntt.
If. W ATKINS, M. D.,
SLJa J.O. i'ouTi.Axn, UKEGn.
OFFICJ'-'j: Front street Residence cor
ner ot Main and .Seventh streets.
!'i:U.. K. A. TAKKEK.
BELL Su PARKER.
AN"D PKAtKKS IN
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfu may, 0 its, . Ya rn ink cs, . .
And every, article kept in a Drug Store. Main
JStrcet, Oregi'ii City.
LOG U S & Ali JUUOlIT,
Comer of Fourth and Mai?i streets.
, -F- Keep constantly on. band all kinds of
Tri-di ,-md salt meats, such as
mutton, ,aveal; . . -corned
, , tick e led pork, lard,
Aed' everything cl;:e to b3 found in their line
JOHN II. SCIIRAM.
.. Jliinrfac'turcr and Denier in ....
., IWaiii SJ-,V(, Oregon City,
. Wishes to represent that he is now as
well prepared to furnish any article in his line
n the, largest .estblisrftont in the State. He
iwrlicuiarly reV'te:1tsi that an examination of
stock be made before buying elsewhere.
VMiKKW WILLIS. , . . . WSr. BKOUUIITON,
. WILLIS Ef BROU&HTON.
..naving purchased tho interest
cf S. Cram. in the.well known
' . LIVERr STABLE.
One door west of Eicelsior.iinrRct. Oregon
J'ity; announce that tbey, .will at, all times
VeP good.. horses nrd, , carriages to let, at
. reasonabie rates. Horses bought and hole!
; jr kq t by t!ie day or week.
i lvTdere saloon.
( JAi7j Street, Oregon City.
,.V'. rdiOWN,' Proprietor, thankful for past
- ysvors, si)!ic.ts a continuance of the same.
t ; P11F.KHUXVU DAILY,
AnJ tlio tory bc.-t qualities of Wines, Liquors
trCkars. t,.r ; : . . .
f .Feci, Trip?, Herring, Oysters
fri s-.ard'iies constantly on hand.
Carriago Manufactory !
'O The undersigned, havinc; increased the di
, hKMisionsnf bis pmniscsat the eld st.nd
Corner of Main and Third streets,
uregon ity Orco-on
Takes this method tn inf,-,i-, v
rons, ana as many now
us OKI pat-
pleased to call, that he is now rrpvrrrt -;ti,
ample room, good materials, and the' very
best of mechanic?, to build anew, recon-
cmiuh, iuum," junui,, nun ii.m Him OUt all
complete ay sort of a vehicle from a com
mon cart to a concord coach. Try me.
Hiacksmithing, Horse or Ox-shoeing, and
general jobbing ucatlv. qnieklv and cheap
ly done. DAVID SMITH.
Opposite Excelsior Market.
PORTLAND AUCTION STOEE,
9t First si., Portland.
Mr Importers and Jobbers of Staple and
i fry cooiis. v.. ram hags, Uarlaps, furn
jn Coo.is. We pay the highest casL
nce tor Wool, Furs, and Hides.
THE SONG OP THE RAIN.
Lo ! the long slender spears how they quiver and
Where the clouds sent their cavalry down ;
llank and file by the million the rain-laliees dash
Over mountain, and river, and town ;
Thick the battle drops fall but they drip not in
blood; . ,
The trophy of war is the green fresh bud ;
O, the rain, the plentiful rain !
The pastures lie baked, and the furrow is bare,
The wells they yawn empty htid dry ;
But a rushing of waters is heard in the air,
And a rainbow leaps out in the sky ;
ilark! the heavy drops pelting the sycamorb
Plow they wash the wide pavement and sweep
from the eaves !
O, the rain, the plentiful rain !
J3ee, the weaver throws wide his ono swinging
The kind drops dance in on the floor ;
And his wife brings her fiowcr-pots to drink the
On the step by her half open door,
At the tunc on the skylight, far over his head;
Smiles their poor crippled laid on his hospitable
O, the rain, the plentiful rain I
And away, far from men, where high mount-Sins
The little green mosses rejoice,
And the bud-beaded heather nods to the shower,
And the hill torrents lift up their Voice ;
And the ikmjIs in the hollows mimic the fight
Of the rain, as their thousand points dart trn in
O, the rain, the plentiful rain !
And deep in the fir wood below, near the plain,
, A s'ngle thrush pipes full and sweet,
How days of clear shining will come after rain,
Waving meadows and thick-growing wheat;
So the voice of Hope sings, at the heart of our
, , fenrs,
Of the harvest that firings from a great nation's
O, the rain, the plentiful rain I
A vovmo; German merchant
in oston lately asked a young
lady in Austria a very interesting
question, and received tliti " hap)y
yes"" hy the Atlantic calde. .A
Vienna, paper, in. chronicling the
fact-; - says :.( "Perhnjis . the bride
and bridegroom may exchange in
the? same way their first kisses,
which. Would bo electrifying in
Juarez sent two thousand let
ters found in the apartments of the
late Archduke Maximilian to a
French ex-deputy, in order that
they might be published at Brus
sels in French and Spanish. The
book has been printed, but there is
a delay about its circulation.
Venice is built on IT 7 islands.
The grand canal cues the city into
two equal parts, and is serpentine
in it's course..., From these start
out a great raimber of smaller ca
nals, which correspond to. streets
inmalles cities' ; There arc, 150
small canals; add to these the
small roads or streets of the city,
and the whole amount to 2,480.
The canals arc crossed by 400
Fifty 3'cars ago the standard
price of horses : was very
low, -nTOO being considered as much
as a first-class animal was worth,
unless in exceptional cases, not
withstanding we had very much
the same quality of horso then as
. The cultivation of flax is daily
increasing in importance as a pro
duct Of "Western soil. Its value
hitherto has been greatly under
estimated, inasmuch as it was rais
ed .for the , ced ; only,; while thij
ibrc w5.s allowed1 to go to waste;
bnt within the last few Years ma
chinery , has -been -coprtnictcd to
work up that article to advantage
and the product is now extensively
used for covering bales of cotton.
To cover a crop of 3,000,000 bales
of cotton, 20,000,000 yards of bag
ging are required, at a cost of about
Major W. II. Smith, of Lex
ington (Ivy.,) says that it might
benefit farmers to be informed of
the plan which he has used with
success ibr ringing hogs. It is as
follows: Put , a running noose
around their tipper jaws arid draw
them to a ost
1 it w CTTITliln
j fj y 111 ; i.
means tire lai
hogs can be
handled without the difficulty ex
perienced in the old modes.
A writer in the Mark Lane
(Eng.) depress strongly advocates
working bulls.'- In his own case he
uses bridle, collar, and cart saddle.
He says it is remarkable how soon
a surly bull may be taught obedi
ence by a man of good common
sense, courage, and firmness.
The Maine Board of Agricul
ture lias directed the several agri
cultural societies of the Stateto
offer in premiums for the encour
agement of wheat culture a sum
equal to one-fourth of the bounty
so received during the years 1SG0,
3S70, and 1871. w
Another Successful Cable- .dying;
On the 13th the French cabie
was successfully' landed at St.
Pierre, and connections were made
with the main land.
The Great Eastern, which bore
the third Atlantic Cable as she
had bdrne the first, left Brest June
21st, with 2,72 G miles of cable in
her hold. The distance from Brest
to St. Pierre is only 2,325 miles,
showing an 'excess of cable over
actual distance of 400 miles, most
of which has probably been paid
out. St. Pierre, where the cable
was landcd on this side of the At
lantic, is a rocky islet off the coast
of Newfoundland, and the proper
ty of France. The line connecting
with the United States will be laid
along the Nova Scotian and Xew
England coast to Boston. This
additional distance, 722 mile, will
be laid by the steniners ScamJeria
and Vhittern: The total length of
the Franco-American cable will
thus be 3,407 miles.
The charter for this hew cable
was granted by the French Gov
ernment, in 1808, to Erlanger of
Paris; and Router of London the
former notorious as the Confede
rate Bond operator, and the latter
known fb'r his connection Avith
European telegraphy and news
despatches. Their franchise en
dures for 20 years; their capital
stock is fixed "at $0,000,000, and
they are restricted m their charges
to a limit of $20 for twenty words,
which is the same rate now charg
ed on the old cable. It is a citti
ous fact that the charge of 5 for
20 words Avas originally proposed
for the first cable, although much
more was finally demanded, and
two successive reductions Avere
made beforo the present schedule
Avas reached. The. French cable
may effect a further reduction in n
little Arhile, to the advantpgc cf
ail concerned, . It has been laid
Avith more economy of time and
money than its predecessors al
though much longer," the Anglo
American cables being each 1,804
miles long, or 801 miles less than
the French line to St. Pierre. A
short cable of S5 miles connects
the English lines Avith Cape. Bre
ton, on the main land, Avhjle the
French line Avill be connected with
Boston by a cable 722 miles long,
the charter requiring that it shall
touch only French and American
soil, and thus obliging it to pass
. The success of the cable from
jlrcst to St. Pierre shows that avc.
did rl6t. reach', tho limits between
which E cablo .could be .stretched
when the -Anglo-American , line
was laid. . We have now f work
ing cable more than .en 6-third
longer than either of the old cnet'.
There is no limit to the length of a
cable but the capacity of a ship to
carry it, and even that is no limit,
for Avhen avc remember that the
new cable Avas taken up and cut
during a gale, buoyed through the
storm, and aftenvards spliced, it
would seem that under favorable
circumstances a longer cable might
be carried by sections in two or
three different vessels, and the splic
ing and laying be done hi" opposite
directions. But the. Great PJastern,
by reason of her great lergth, rides
easier and pays out" more smoothly,
and there Avould be more economy
and less risk in. employing such a
vessel,. with stOAvage capacity of
3,000 milcs,"of cable, than in using
several smaller vessels.' Ilowcwer
this may be, there are no unavoid
able difficulties in the Avay of law
ing a cable under the Pacific from
San Francisco to the Japanese and
Chinese coasts. . A great portion
of the Pacific bottom, like the At
lantic, is believed to be tolerably
CA en, if not an actual plateau. Then
the distance from one land point
to another is considerably less than
that from Brest to St." Pierre.
From San Francisco to Honolulu,
on the SandAviclf Islands,., it is
2,100 : miles ; and from Brooke's
Island to Yokohama, Japan, it is
2,100 miles further; making a to
tal of 5,G00, in three lengths one
shorter than the old Atlantic cable
by 4Gt miicv and-, two shorter
than the French cable by 025 miles
eacln The Pacific cables would
of course be logger than the statute
distances given, but the figures
used Avill do for purposes of com
parison. The steamship route from San
Francisco to Yokohama is 300
miles shorter than that marked
for the cable, because it avoids the
deflection to Honolulu ; but this
difference is immaterial. The
steamship distance from Yokohama
to Hongkong, China, is 1,600 miles.
But the cable will liml a shorter
route to the China coast by either
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
crossing the Corcan channel, at a
point not over 150 miles wide, and
thence connecting by land lines
through Piissiftn Temtorj with
the coast cables of the Oriental
Company, or by crossing the mouth
of the Yellow Sea to Shanghae, a
distance, of perhaps not more than
GOO miles. Hongkong is nearly
1.00D milc fuf ther doAA'n the China
coast, as a ship sails; .than Shang
hae. . The Pacific cable project is
certainly one of more . magnitude
than the Atlantic projects, and
there may be more uncertainty
about its profitableness ; but it is
sure to be undertaken, and that a
day not very distant
BniLLiAXTS. Who discerns what
is infinitely small? Only one.
The Infinitely Great. . .
If one docs not hold still when
stung by a bee or by fate, the
sting remains behind in the wound.
Tlie odor of floAvers is never so
SAveet and strong ns before a storm.
Beautiful soul ! When the storm
draAvs nigh thee, be a lloAver.
Scatter flowers on the young
maiden's coffin, A'c blooming
friends! Ye used to bring il o Av
ers on her birthday feasts. She is
now celebrating the greatest of
them, for the bier is the cradle of
Many flowers open to the sun,
but only one folloAvs him in his
course; Heart, be thou the sun
flower; be not only open to thy
God, but Obey him too.
Alan endures opposition and re
proof more readiljr than, we sup
pose, only he Avill not endure them
when A'iolent, even though they are
deserved. Our hearts are fioAvbrs,
they continue open to the gently
ig deAV, but close against tlie
In India, a correspondent
Avrites, the ornaments Avorn by the
native women are something avou
d erf id; The hair is. handsomely
dressed and nlled with fill .kinds of
silver arrows and gold dartr; and
bound with bands of goms and
precious stones. The ears are
pierced for not only one set of car-
rings, fut lor scA-eral, the usual
custom being seAcn holes in the
right ear and six in the left, Avhich,
in a full dressed belle, are all filled
with rings. The nose is usuall'
pierced in the left side, and a ring
Avith pendant jeAvels hangs around
the mouth, dangling upon the
chin. The neck is heavily laden
Avith necklaces of metal, precious
stones, coral or pearls. The brace
lets on the arms are of sihcr or
geld, according to tho means . of
the wearer, some .of the. lair sex
Avearing as many as tAvcnty-fivc to
thirty bracelets on cHlier ami.
The fingers are coA'ered Avith rings
hi the f ame profusion, Avith the
additicr: of a seal ring on . each
thumb,' . wdiich is generally the
finest arid mo ornamental. The
anklets of the higher classes are of
solid gold set Avith precious stones,
and are extremely beautiful. Little
bells are attached, so that in walk
ing or dancing time is kept to the
motion. The toes are frequently
covered Avith rings, the seal being
Avorn on top. An India bell in full
costume may Avear several pounds
of jcAvelry and not to be over
dressed. - .
Sigks. It is a good sign" to sec
a man do an act of charity a bad
sign to hear him boast of it. It is
a good sign to see a man Avipe the
perspiration from his broAv bad
to see him Avipe his lips as lie comes
out of a cellar. It is a good sign
to see a man advertise in the pa
pers bad to see the sheriff adver
tise for him. It is a good sign to
see a Avoman dressed AA'ith taste
and neatness bad to sco her hus
band sued for finery.
. An Irishman Avas going along
a road, Avhen an angry bull rushed
mm, and aviui ms norns
tossed him OA'cr the fence. The
Irishman, recovering from his fall,
upon looking up saw the bull paAV
ing . and tearing up the ground,
whereupon Pat," .smiling, at him,
said : ".If it Avas not for your bow
ing and scraping your apologies,
von brute 'faix I should think vou
had thrown me OA'er this fence on
Josh Billings says that the
cockroach is born on the fust oa'
May and the fust of November
semi-annually,' and is ready for
use in fifteen days from date.
They are born from an egg four
from egg and consequently they
are all of them tAAdns. There is
no such, thing in the annals ov na
ture as a single cockroach.
1, , ii , - ' ' ' m mm m
What debt is that for Avhich
you can not be sued? The debt of
A JAPANESE DLAXEIt.
1. .Bitter Green Tea, (Avhippcd.)
2. SAvectiiicats. (Band arrives,
and tobacco is brought on to fill up
time between. the courses.) ' .
3. Fish,Soup, and Raw Fish,with
hot Saki (a spirit, not unlike whisky
extracted from rice.)
4. -Soup of Mu$hrborii, Green
Vegetable, and Fish.-Efai.Band;
to the great relief of guests.)
5. Lih of prawns and sea-is ecu.
G. Soup of sea-Avccd, A'cgetables,
7. Hard-boiled eggs, jmd sliced
8. Soup, of Lobster and Mush
rooms, with A'ery diminutive lob
sters. . .
9. Cold Fried Lamprey?. .
j0. Souj of Loochoo Pork Fat
and various vegetables.
11. Fish, with salted plums and
12. ; Soup of wild boar and young
13. Cold fowl, and pickled shoots
14. Soup of fish and sea-weed.
15. Cake of fish, eggs, and rice,
Avith green beans and fungus.
1G. Soup of white berries and
17. Small fried trout.
IS. Soup Avith acorns, etc.
10. Raw cuttle fish.
20. Soup of foAvl and fruit.
21. Green ginger, fish in batter,
cucumber and bamboo.
22. Beclie du 3Ier, in batter.
23. Small bones of chicken, and
24. Soup of fish and roe, with
ginger leaA'Cs. ,
25. Soup of cockles (Avith their
20. -Raw benita, rice, apple and
2 7. Soup of A-ermicclltj with "Say"
and red berries.
2 fj. Sea .- Avced Jelly, preserved
beans, bonbons. , .
30-. A tray Avltii rice,- thick soup,
and pickles; .
31.; Another tray containing
"daimio fish1' and various soup
cons. j31. A third tray with fish " cong
lomerate ; followed by saki."
33. Hot Avater in the rice boAvl (as
34. Gelatine sweetmeat (like
stcAved india rubber), a chestnut,
and pickled tripe.
35. Bitter green tea.
30. Large dish of elaborate sweet
meats. 37. Bitter green tea again.
38. Imitation peaches, made of
sugar and SAArcet jelly. , ;
30. Red berry sirup, slices of tur
nip, salt, etc.
40. Dried fish (very small), Avith
thick soup and hot, strong saki.
Harper s Jletfazinc for L?ffi'.st,
A Cheap Ciitckex Coop,
correspondent of the YTesteru lreir
mcr describes his method oT mak
ing. a coop or house for the pro
tection ot early emckens, or a tcav
choice foAvls. He puts a windoAv
sash in the front of a large dry
goods box, leaving. a spaoc. aboA o
the sash for ventilation, slopes the
roof slightkv, makes d partition so
as to leaA'e a feeding space about a
foot wide at the back, puts the en
trance at the side, and has no fur
ther trouble, except to keep the
An aged colored auntie was
doing the Avashing for a family oc
cupying a part of the house AA'ith
me, Avhen as I stepped into the
yard sec AA'as drawing a pail of Ava
tcr from the avcII by a Avhecl bal
anced Avith a large stone.
" Ugh ! pooty Ayay dese -folks
has for gettin' AV.ater; and dis ere
horrid Avheel f ami she spluttered
away as she .tugged at the chain.
" But it's pure when you get it,"
said I. " But auntie, do you draw
AA'atcr from the well of salvation?"
" Xo sah," replied she, indig
nantly, "No, sab, Ave has pumps!"
So sore, are the Wisconsin
hop-raisers over the failure of that
interest, that a local paper says
that any one avIio should offer to
sell hoproots to a Sauk county man
would get his eye punched for the
. The Hon. Theodore M. Porne
roy is now a partner in the Au
burn banking firm of W. II. Scav-
Avard, Jr., & Co.
In the Swiss A'illage of Gur
brue numlering about 300 inhabi-ta-rrts,
no one died from February,
1858 to February, 1S6G.
John G. Saxe, the representa
tive humorous poet of America
contemplates a visit to California.
He Avill probably arrive here early
Man knoAA'S iclictt electricity is ;
vet by an attentive observance of
its effects, he aA-ails himself of the
power existing in an unknoAvn
source,- and produces, marvelous
results. .When the Grecian phil
osopher Thale, at rubbing a piece
of amber, and watching the at
traction of small particles
of matter to its surface,
he little kncAV of the mighty pow
er that Aas then Avhispcrin to him
its offer to servo. , mankiud. And
when F ranklin, with the aid of a
boys plaything, drew doAvn the
electric current from the cloud?.
and caught a spark
knuckles of his baud, even he lit
tle conjectured that tho time AA'as
so near Avhen the strange cle
ment, Avhicli sent its niessengei to
him along the string of a kite,
would become one of man's most
So many great results have
sprung from the careful obsciwa
tion of the simplest phenomena,
that avc would newer pass OA'er
inattentively theinost trilling thing
that oilers itself to Cur examina
tion. Nature in her ..revelations,
never seeks to startle mankind.
The formation , of a rock, and the
elaboration of a truth, are alike
the Avork of ages. It was the sim
pie blackening of shyer by the
sun's rays Avhich led to the discov
ery of the chemical agency of light.
It A'vas the falling of an apple that
pointed XcAvtou id the discovery
of the laics of gravitation. It
Avas the force of steam, observed
as it issued from beneath the lid of
a kettle, that led to the hrvention
of the steam engine. And it is
said of Jacquard, that he invent
ed the loom, Avhich so materially
aided the commerce of nations,
Avhile AA'at.ching hiB wife"sf nijc)'s, a3
she plied her knitting. As great
discoveries spring from such email
beginnings, avIio among us may
not be the herald of some great
truth the founder of some world
at id? benefaction ? .
That the area of discovery lias
not perceptibly narroAved its lim
its, is evident from the fact that
the greatest elements in nature
arc still mysteries to man. And
though it may not be within
the pOAA'er of a finite being to un
ravel the chain of wonders that
enfold the Avorks of an infinite God,
still it is evident from the prog
ress Avhich discovery has made,
and from the good Avhich all dis
coveries lias done, that God docs
invito and encourage the human
mind to contemplate the: vrork
ifigsof Divine poAvcrV: and to pur
sue its manifestations in every elc
mcrttj and in every direction. .
- The wenderfui force of electric
ity astonishes us all the more when
avc AieAv it in contrast Avith that
equally wonderful .element, light.
We have seen thr t light tra'cls
Avith a A'oloeity of 192,000 miles
in a second, but that it falls upon
a delicate balance so gently, that
it produces no perceptible effect.
As far as we knoAv the nature . cfj
electricity, it is CA'cn more cthereed
than light yet, while the ether of
light falls , harmlessly and imper
ceptibly even with the- moment
um of a flight of ninety five mil
lions of miles, tho ether of clec
tr icily, bursting from a cloud only
five hundred yards . . distant , will
split massive stones ; leA'cl tall tow
ers" AA'ith the dust, strike majestic
trees to the ground, and instantly
extinguish the life of man !
Why does the one ether come
divested of all mechanical fc"rce?
Avhile that Avhicli seems to be
even more ethereal than it, is capa
ble of exerting the mightiest force
over material things? Docs it not
appear that the Creator of the uni-
A'crse nas cstaimsneu these para
doxes of poAvcr to testify his Om
nipotence to -show, to man that
Avith Him all things are possible;
and that, in the grand cosmicism
of the universe, every attribute of
Omnipotence has been fulfilled?
. Let us uoav consider man's rela
tions to this Omnipotence. lie
sees that electricity smites the tall
edifice, and observes that in doing
so, it displays a choice of a
certain substance through- Avhich
it passes harmlessly, and that its
violence is manifested only Avhen
its path is interrupted. ,; Man, tak
ing advantage of this preference
of electricity for a particular con
ductor, stretches out an arm of that
substance, and points it upwards
to the clouds: electricity accepts
the invitation,' and passes harm
lessly to the earth. But this is not
all: man learns by observation,
that electricity resides in all mat
ter; that it may be collected -or dis
persed; that it traA cls along a good
conductor at the rate of hatf-a-
million miles in a secojidof time?
he constructs a battery, Xk kind of.
scientific fortress, in which he en
campes the great warrior of na-.
tare, and tb'.ou laying doAvn a con-,
ducting wire, he liberates the
mighty force, but its flight must,
be on the path which man has de
fined, and its journey must cease at
the terminus which man has de-.
creed, where, by a simple.. contri
ance of his ingenuity (the . move
ments of a magnetic needle), tho
electric current is ihade to deliA'er
whatever message of important ho.
desires to convey. Thus, the cle-.
ment which in an instant might de
prive man of life, is subdued by.
him, and made the obedient mes
senger of his will.
How Tor Liove a. Lawyer Turned Ne
gro ItXinistrel. 9
His name is Lew. Benedict. His
father was a well knOAvn New.
York lawyer, AA'ho died when the
oldest child Avas fifteen years old...
The property left by the father the
boy turned' OA'er to his mother and
sisters and determined to strike out
for hilrself. Ai scA'entecn years of
age he entered a krw office, and at
twenty-one he completed ,, his
studies, and was pronounced a
young laywer Avith a bright future
before him. - . .....
. About this time the young law-.,
cr fell in loA'e Avith the daugh
ter of a wealthy Ncav York
merchant, and the Ioa'C being re
ciprocated, he asked Pa for his
daughter's hand. ... Pa was indig-..
nant, and, to foreA'er kill the young
laAvycr's ambition, he told him that
when he had 850,000 in. pash, his
OAvn, he might ask for the .young
lady's hand with a hope of success.
This was all very nice, but to , tho
voting laAvyer just putting tut his
shingle, 850,000 Avas a, great deal
of money, at least the young laAV
yer thought so as he figured Tioav
many briefs lie must haA'e to mako
that amount. .. . y ?-.i-.!--:.ms
.. .The result of his, deliberations .
was tho. conclusion that if he wait
ed to mako this sarri v tifa bar lie
could do so, but by the - time he
had done it he Avould be so old
that the romance of love would be
all gone. For a long ten daA's the
young laAvyer bemourncd his fate,
and then, after obtaining a promise
from the young lady that she
Avould Avait, he disappeared from
Ncav York. In earby life the young
laAvyer had quick wit, and ono
day meeting a negro minstrel man
ager named Duprez, the latter told
him he had a talent AA'hich would
make him 850,000 in Awe years.
Iii the:, young., iaAvyer,s frame of
mind it -did riot take long to con
vince him,- and, dropping Coke and
Blackstonc, he took up burnt Cork
under the assumed name 6f Lew.
Benedict. .... ..
; For a time the now. business -was
harder than the young laAA'yer
bargained for, but he made money
so fast that his prejudice AA'as soon
OA'crcome. At the end of the first .
year he had laid up 85,000, at tho 0
end of tho second year 810,000, "
and noAAr it is said he has nearly
reached the figure of 850,000, in
bonds. : . -
All the time he has been in the;
burnt cork trade he has .improved
his spare moments by a study of.
law books, - and in another year he.
Avill go back to Ncav York with 850,-:
000 in hi3 pocket, claim tle hand.,,
of her he so fondly loves, and who'
has been so devoted - to him, and "
at the same time again embark in -the
practice of bow. National
A Cuke for the Gout. An,
alderman once called on a well-
knoAvn physician, 'Avhen the folloAV-...
ing diaologuc took place: "Doc-
tor, I haA'e a strong tendency to",
the gout. What shall I do to ar- ..
rest it ? " Take a bucket of -water',
and a ton of anthracite three times." -"
How ?" . " Drink the former; and
carry the latter up three pair of
stairs." We haA'e not heard that '
he needed advice afterwards.
A Chicago reporter, avIio at
tended a spring opening of a fash
ionable millinery, says of it : "A
cabbage leaf trimmed - with three ,
red peppers and a dried cherry
sells . for-. 835. It is called a.
jockey ; has one great advantage
can be eaten as a salad. when
the season changes. One compos,
ed of three sigh's and a bit of pink f
colored fog AA'as considered " cheap
at 8-55. i ' , -
A lady Avcnt cut with her little
o-irl and bov, and purchased the.
halter a rubber balloon, which es caped
him, and went up into tho
air The girl, seeing the tears in
his eyes, said : " Never mind, Ned
die, when you die and go 'to Hcav-
en you'll d'it it."
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