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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 1S69.
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The Weekly Enterprise.
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ern MACHINE IM MOSSES, which, will enable
e Proprietor to do Job Piiuting at all times
Neat, Quick and Cheap !
jg-g Work solicited.
( Jhiine tr.trix.K'fion upon a Specie busts.
JOIIX JIVERS, Financial Agent.
. F. BARCLAY,
(Formerly -"urgeon to the Hon. H. 15. Co.)
OFFICE At Residence, Main street Ore
gnu City, Oregon.
T II. W ATKINS, M. D ,
SURGEON. Pouti.axd, Orkoc n.
0FFltE9 Front street Residence cor
ner f Main and Seventh streets.
rifrlianentty Located at Oregon City-, Oregon
ROOMS With Dr. SnfTarrans, on Main st.
T. C. JOHNSON. F. O. M t'OWX.
3 JOHNSON & McCOWN,
Oregon City, Oregon.
te Will attend to all business cntrnstedto
n-ir rare in any of the Courts of the State,
('iillcrt imney .Negotiate loans, sell real estate
f Particular attention given to contested
a. c. Ginns.
C. W. PAKRlSir,
Notary Public and. Com. of Deeds.
GIBBS & PARRISH, .
Attorneys and Counselors' at Law,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
brick llm k.
. ft. MITCHP.U..
J. N. nOLPII.
Mitchell, Dolph fit Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty
Office o-er the old PostOffice, Front
i street, Portland. Oregon.
Logan, Shattuck & Killin,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
So. 100 Front Street, Up Smirs,
: - I'OKTLANP, PRECOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
OFFICE In Cree's Building, corner of
Fs out nnd Stark streets, Portland. S2:t f
J. r. C.UM.KS. J. C. MOKELAXD.
CARLES & MORELANP,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Cor. FIl ON T an d I VA SUING TON Sts.,
0 PORTLAND, OREGON.
J AS. K. KF.IiLY,
f Efinli-tifo, Cohimliiu st
s U-t. 2d anl 3d st.
J. n. RF.KD,
TtesicU'iic; corner of
Columbia and Ttli sts.
Jis. K. Kelly and J. II. Kee l, under the
" firm name of
KELLY & REED,
'Will nractioe Qaw in the Couits of Oregon
Oflice on First street, near Alder, over the
rr vr Post office room, Port and. (40tf
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
OlHce Under the United States District
Court Room. Front street. 40tf
3 M. McKEXNKY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OREGON CITY. OREGON.
JOHN II. SCIIRAM.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
i JSIain St'rct, O?rgon City,
t WWishes to represent that he is now as
e!l prepared to furnish an' article in his line
the largest establishment in the State. He
j-trticularly requests that An examination ot
stock be made before buying elsewhere.
F. S. 0STHEIM,
IMTOUTER AND DEALER IN
Segars, Toba&o. Pipes, Stationery
j CUTLERY, YANKEE NOTIONS, &c.
l tU- No. SH-eornpr of Front, nnd Wnsliinc.
m streets, tiro proof brick store, called the
' d Corner, opposite American Exchange,
II. EK1.L. E A PARKER.
BELL &P ARKER,
AND DEALERS IN
phemicals, Patent Jfedicines, Paints,
1 Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store. Main
street, Oregon. City.
GOXE BEFORE, "
There's a beautiful face in the silent air,
Which follows me ever and near,
With smilling eyes and amber hair,
With voiceless lips yet with breath of prayer,
That I feci but cannot hear.
The dimpled hand and linglet of gold
Lie low in a marble sleep
I stretch my arms far a clasp of old,
But the empty air is strangely cold,
And my vigil alone I keep.
There's a sinless brow with a radiant cfown,
And a cross laid down in the dust;
There's a smile where nsver a shade comes
And tears no more from those dear eyes flow
So sweet in their innocent tiust.
Ah, well, and summer ha? come again,
Singing her same old song ;
Hut, () ! it sounds like a sob of pain,
As it floats in the sunshine and rain
O'er the hearts of the world's great throne
There's a beautiful region above the skies,
And Hung to reach its shore.
For I know that I shall find my treasure there,
The laughing eyes and amber hair
Of the loved one gone before.
WHAT YOUSG ME.V SHOULD DO.
1. Every young man should make the
most of himself, intellectually, morrally
2. He should depend upon his own ef
forts to accomplish these results.
3. He should be willing to take advice
from those competent to give it, and to
follow such advice, unless his own judg
ment or conviction properly founded,
should otherwise direct.
4. If lie is unfortunate enough to have a
rich and indulgent father, he must do the
best he can under the circumstances,
which will be to conduct himself very
much as though he had not those obstacles
5 Ac should never be discouraged by
small beginnings, but remember that all
great results have ben wrought out
from apparently slight causes.
G. He should never, under any circum
stances, be idle. If he cannot find the
employment he prefers, let him come as
near his desires as possible he will thus
reach the object of his ambition.
7. All young men have " inalienable
rights." among which none is greater or
more sacred than the privilege to be
Etiquette fou Children. Always say
Yes. sir. Xo, sir. Yes. papa. No. papa.
Thank you. No, thank you. Good-night.
Good morning. Use no slang terms.
Clean faces, clean clothes, clean shoes.
and clean finger-nails indicate good breed-
ing. rsever leave your clonics aoout tne
room, nave a pi.ce ior everytumg. anu
everything in its place.
Iiap before entering a room, and never
leave it with your back to the company.
Always offer your seat to a lady or old
Never put your feet on cushions, chairs,
Never overlook any one when reading
or writing, nor talk or read aloud while
others are reading.
Never talk or whisper at meetings or
public places, and especially in a private
room, where any one is singing or playing
De careful to injure no one's feelings by
unkind remarks. Never tell talcs, make
faces, call names, ridicule the lame, mimic
the unfortunate, nor be cruel to insects,
birds, or animals. Phrcnolutjical Journal.
Cooxs and Carpet Baggers. The Baton
Rouge Advocate is responsible for ihe
following good story of coons and carpet
Is that coon lively TJ
Oh yes, sir,r? replied the black posses
sor of as wild a specimen as ever made
tracks in the Comite Swamp.
" Well, I want a real lively fellow ; pnt
him on that root." pointing to a lower
knob of a very tall oak, " and let's see if
he will stir himself.''
No sooner said than done, and the coon
went up the tree like a greased streak of
" You satisfied, boss, lie's lively V
"Well, yes; but I don't want a coon
in a tree top.''
The freed man looked up the tree,
whistled, and scratched his head for an
idea, and said, Well, boss, dat coon is
like a carpet bagger; wery promising
when he's down, but when he's up he
ain't no use to nobody."'
The following States hold elections
this fall : Iowa, 2nd Tuesday in October ;
Maryland, first Tuesday in November ;
Massachusetts, 1st Tuesday in November ;
Minnesota, 1st Tuesday in November:
New Ilamshire, 1st Tuesday inNovember ;
Ohio 2nd Tuesday in October ; Pennsyl
vania 2nd Tuesday in October ; Wiscon
sin, 1st Tuesday in November.
Hon. Ben. Stark. We have pretty cer
tain information that Hon. Ben. Stark, a
large real estate owner in this city, and
formerly U. S. Senator from Oregon, will
be here in a short time. Mr. Stark has
been absent, we believe, about eight
Israel's Future The Sc-i Canal '
Tlie Prophecies of Isaiah
From the Jewish Messenger.
The American press have seized upon
the idea started in the Messenger a tort
night rgo, attributing to the Suez Canal
additional importance in view of the prob
able consequences upon Palestine, as a
suggestion of striking significance, and we
recur to the cubject with a desire to con
sider it in its varied phases.
The proposed inauguration, on the 17th
of November, will be an occurrence of
international interest. The eyes of the
civilized world are upon that little con
necting link between the Mediterranean
and Red Seas, and imperial combinations
are on foot to divert the trade there con
centrating isfo the channels which Eng
land and France respectively seek to con
trol. Palestine appears to be regarded as
of such slight consequence in this connec
tion, as in all other relations, save those
of archaeological concern, that its claims
to consideration have been entirely over
looked. The contests of the Middle Ages be
tween the Christian and Saracen forces
looked to the possession of the Holy Sc
pulclire ; Napoleon exulted in his mem
orable campaign under the" shadow of the
Pyramids as the most brilliant epoch in
his militory career. It would seem that
here is to be the theater of another con
flict : the grand victory of peace is to be
won ou the field once stained by the blood
of avenging hosts. '-The swords are to be
beaten into ploughshares."
What are Israelites to hope from this
triumph of patient skill, and this interna
tional strife for the mastery? The projec
tor of the Suez Canal, M, L.essops. lately
addressed the company at its Paris office,
demonstrating the extraordinary com
mercial success of the work, and predicted
that the receipts would be limited during
the ensuing year, simply by the means of
transportation, and that the facilities would
speedily be multiplied, so as to realize the
most sanguine expectations. There can
be no doubt that Palestine will sympa
thize with the regeneration of Egypt, and
that, the seaports of the Holy Land will be
transformed again into busy marts, and
the products of the soil be sent forth in
their ancient abundance in exchange for
the commodities of distant countries.
The beautiful and memorable words of
the prophet Isaiah cannot be forgotten by
the Israelites to-day. however light the
yearning for their immediate fulfilment:
Fear not, for I am with thee. I will
bring thy seed from the East and gather
them from the West ; I will say to the
North give up, ai d to t'io South keep not
back ; bring my sons from far, my daugh
ters from the extremity of the earth." Ye
are my witnesses ; I will work, and who
shall hinder it ?" 'Thus saith the Eternal.
who make th a way in the sea, and a path
in the mighty waters. Be
hold. I will do a new thing. Now it shall
spring forth, shall ye not know it? I will
even make a way in the desert and waters
in a waste." ' Thy -children shall make
hasle ; thy destroyers and they that make
thee waste shall go forth from thee. Lift
up thine eyes round about and behold ; all
these gather themselves together and come
to thee. For thy ruins and thy desolate
places, they shall even now be too narrow
by reason of the inhabitants, and they
that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
Tims saith the Eternal God:
Uelnld, I will lift up my hand to nations
and raise my standard to peoples ; and
they shall bring thy sous in their arms,
and thy daughters shall be carried on
their shoulders. And kings shall be thy
nursing fathers and their princesses thy
nursing mothers; they shall prostrate
themselves to thee with their faces toward
the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet,
and thou sbalt know that I am the Eter
nal ; for they shall not be ashamed that
wait for me."
Equally significant is the glorious pro
phecy of Ezekiel :
"Thus saith the Lord -Although I have
cast them far off among the nations, and
although I have scattered them in the
countries, yet I will be to them as a minor
sanctuary in the countries where they
have come. Therefore thus saith the Lord,
I will even gather you from the peoples
and assemble you out of the countries
where you have been scattered, and I will
give you tne lana oi Israel ; ana tuey
shall comeMhither and they shall remove
all the detestable things thereof and all
the abominations from thence ; and I will
give them one heart and I will put a new
spirit within them."
The language of the prophecies is ex
plicit the confidence of Israel in their
fulfilment is almost universal. Our un
certainty as to the time implies no doubt
as to the' ultimate realization of these
The rehabitation of Palestine, the com
mencement of commercial relations with
the world at lage.. will once more intro
duce as a momentous question "the right
to the government of the Holy Land. But
the decision will not depend on the arbit
rament of helmeted knights, wild enthusi
asts cr the indomitable Guard. The
weapons of peace will be wielded and the
of commercial activity in and
a-out Jerusalem will be the manifestation
of this great change.
Will the Israelites consent to return to
That remains to be tletf rcrlined. It is
not unseasonable, though, 'to anticipate
that when this field for business activity
actually presents itself, there will be thou
sands of Hebrew pioneers to avail them
selves of the prospect.
There are hundreds of thousands whose
love and attachment for the Hoi Land
time has not dimmed, who will embrace
with avidity the opportunity of emigra
tion. Their condition as individuals and
as communities would be materially bet
tered. ?Iart Twain's Hors.
I have a horse now by the name of
Jerico. He is a mare. I have seen re
markable horses before, but noneso re
markable as this. I wanted a horse that
would shy, and this one fills the bill.
I had an idea that shying indicated spirit.
If I was correct, I have got the most spir
ited horse on earth. He shies at every
thing he comes across, with the utmost im
partiality He appears to have a moral dread of tel
egraph poles, especially ; and it is fortu
nate that these are on both sides of the
road, because, as it is now, I never fall off
twice in succession on the same side. If
I fell on the same side always, it would be
come monotonous after awhile. This
creature lias scared at everything he
has seen to-day, except a hay-stack, lie
walked up to that with an intrepidity and
a recklessness that was astonishing. And
it would fill any one writh admiration to
see how he preserved his self-posession in
the presence of the barley-sack.
This dare-devil bravery will be the
death of this horse some day.
He is not particularly fast, but I think
he will get me through the Holy Land.
He has only one fault his tail has been
chopped off, or else he has sat down on it
too hard some time or other, and he has
to fight flies with his heels. This is all
very well tho": but when he tries to kick
a fly off the top of his head with his hind
foot, it is too much variety. He is go
ing to get himself into trouble some day
in that way. lie reaches round and bites
my legs, too. I do not care particularly
about that, only 1 do not like too see a
horse too sociable.
I think the owner of this prize had a
wrong opinion about him. He had an
i lea he was one of those fiery, untamed
steeds, but he Is not of that character. I
know the Arab had this idea, because
when he brought the horse out for inspec
tion in Beirout, he kept jerking at the
bridle and and shouting Arabic : 'Tlo,
will you ? Do you want to run away,
you ferocious beast, and break your
neck?" When all the time the horse was
not doing anything in the world, and on
ly looked as if he wanted like to lean up
against something and think.
John Covode, chairman of tho Radical
State Committee of Pennsylvania, is a
spellist to an eminent degree, and as a
leader in that party that possesses " all
the intelligence," will yet distinguish
himfelf. He was recently instructed to
write a letter to Brewester. Attorney
General of Pennsylvania, requesting him
to resign, and here is the result :
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Ant Eloquent Tribute. Mr. Mackey
the Alderman of Charleston, South Caro
lina, the noted high Free Mason, in a late
speech, paid the following beautiful trib
ute to the Catholic Sisters of Mercy. He
When the ploughshare of war had mark
ed your streets with its red furrows, these
good women moved by day and night
amid the nameless horror cf your prisors
and hospitals, bearing food for the famish
ing body, and words of comfort nnd of
healing for the ptricken soul. To the
Sisters of Mercy it mattered not -whether
the sufferers were cloven down be
neath the bars, while striking eith a cour
age that rose more resplendent as the
cause it maintained grew more hopeless,
or whether they fel whil j upholding the
starry symbol of our countiy's sovereign
ty ; but saw in them onlyr the human, and
made them all one under the banner of
the cro?s ! They shrank not from the
path of duty during the four years g-iege
of this devoted city. The shot and shell
of the untiring besieger shattering that
they might reach and reaching that they
might shatter spared not the roof that
sheltered these apostles of humanity, but
in their pitiless and far-reacbing flight in
volved the innocent and the guilty in the
same common calamity ! Yet when many
of the brave soldiers of that besieging
army fell into your hans by the ever
varying fortunes of war, these bisters of
Mercy were the first to minister to their
wants like the sandal tree, that breathes
, out fragrance to tho ax that fells it.
OUR SATURDAY IflGIIT.
Tired, arid Weary
Saturday Night brings its joys but they
are like flowers hidden under the fog in
the distance or like, winter plants 'neath
the snow. There is such a load of weari
ness on them and over them at times.
Who is not weary to-night? Teflla'ps hot
weary from over-work, but tired from
overwriting ? Sometimes Hope's task is
a heavy one!
But the week has gone roaring, "whistl
ing, howling down the aisles of the past
like a simoon, laden with the joys it
brought and took away tho friends it
has taken from us the hopes we had last
week the good acts and the bad acts
the past stven (lays tho tears, prayers,
fears, triunphs. and shattered anticipa
tions we all had with the lives of tnose
we knew and loved as soon will one of
them go home with our life.
Which will be our last Saturaay Night
chapter ? This one, or another one? And
when comes our last week and call Home,
may that God we adore, believe in and
reverence give those who read after we
are done with this weary-working, hearts
to take us as we mean, tliat the good in
tentions of a busy life may not fall like
ashes, or like dead trees that bear no
fruit. And may He who with a glance
unravels the mysteries and dissects all of
our life-acts each from the other be kind
of heart to all of us, writer and reader.
To-night we are very weary tired with
our work. And somebodg is not. here.
The room is very still. Gently the breeze
sighs outside, as if to wrap the heart in
crape. The" gaslight flickers, and shadows
dance and wirtle across our paper, just as
shadows will over the weary heart. A
miller fiies about us, singeing his wings
at times, as men and women do in life
and in love. Now he has gone, and to
morrow will be dead or forgotten, as all
of us will be someday and this makes
us more weary of waiting.
The room seems so still. We hear
tramping of feet a-id rumbling of wheels
on the street. Are they weary? Who
are all those who go by ? Are they tired ?
Are they happy? Are they going to
happy homes or to misery? What a ter
rible knowledge must be God's for he
knows all our hopes, fears, desires! All
our happiness and all our misery ! Those
who go by arc doing somewhere, home, or
to other place. Wc know them not. They
do not know us. They live and die with
out us how little we amount to as indi
viduals. No wonder we are weary!
We have waited all the week for this
night to come. We wanted to cut loose
from business cares and this head-aching
work for others, to rest. We wanted to
rest in our easy chair to see the flower
of the bud we hare seven days watched
to throw off the uniform of life's terri
ble battle, for its points hurt, and rest.
But it is hard to rest alone ! Wonder if it
is hard to die alone?
If that one were only with us and by us
to-night. No matter who it is we know,
and that one knows! J( we could but
feel that presence watch the whispers
of the soul as shadowed on the face and
by the eyes could feel on our head,
which at times feels like lead, hot and
burning like a sea of fire from weariness,
overwork and overthinking, we should
not be so weary. But it is not thus, and
when this is written, perhaps sleep will
bring us rest.
And it is long to be alone to wait for
a coming to hunger for that one to be
nigh and by you. Jvor for' work for pas
sion, for annoyance, but to love, to pet,
to caress, to hold in your heart, and fill
the soul with, as roses hold fragrance.
How it rests one to sit in the shade !
How it rests the heart to be with loved
ones, and to forget under th! gentle touch,
the soft smooth of the fftxlrrt over weary
temple, the silent kiss, the God's poetry
of the eye, the heart-swelling inspiration
of that love which reaches us from heav
en, as sun-beams pierce through shutter
crevices, fnd to know that we are not
There are many weary ones to-night.
Oh ! God, pity them all friend or foe
Near-by aild far away are weary ones.
Wives sitting in tears sitting with swell
ing hearts and eyes just ready to run
over with the coming tear, straining etery
nerve to catch the footstep sound which
comes not. There are these who walk
from crib, bed, or cradle, of sleeping or
sickened little ones to Wonder wdiy he
does not come, and the night almost
gone ! Who keeps hira what keeps him
Where is he why is he? Weary with
the work of the week, many is the heart
broken wife of some jolly fellow who is
carousing with hi3 companions while the
ivy, the weeds, the choking tine3 of sad
ness, neglect, and despair are choking
and deadening and worrying" the life out
of some poor, heart-broken, faithful, de
voted wife and mother, tired of life and
weary of waiting!
There arc many weary men, worried at
the shop, store, office, or labor who find
no rest at home, for the laws there are too
prohibitory and the bandages too tight
Men grow weary arid want rest. Tired
with the struggles of a week, they go
home to cross words, cold looks, indiffer
ence hmrt labor the greatest of all. Well,
sucb. is life we wonder in ore men are
riot lost sWept overboard into the sea of
reckless dissipation than there are. Q !
the influence of home the influence of
hearts the influence of influences, and of
those most strange and wondrous influen
ces ttiiiclj make us good or bad, sad or
happy, weary or rested in heart, as the
case may be. Let those who are weary
rest more with each other -with those
bo in lore and loving each, give that
rest we all need.
There are those tired of work tired of
waiting Weary of, life ! But don't give
up! Tne shore is just beyond ! Keep tip,
for it ran be reached ! , Strive, hope have
faith and all will be well. If the rest for
the body comes not this week it will soon,
for in the grave is re'st for all bodies !
And if the heart finds no rest here if
the spirit is not at rest here it will be
'jereaftcr, and as we are deserving so will
our future joys be more. And we will
not repine, for there are others more
weary than ourselves! Let us pity them.
There are women Who weep wives who
pray mothers who hope maidens who
fear lovers that tremble watchers who
wait let us turn from self to pity them.
There are men who have toiled all the
week men who are struggling brat el y
who are honest, workingmen, slaves to
taxation and dissipation men we love
like brothers, who have enough to dis
courage them, as rre often bare. For the
taxes tfJUst be paid the wife must be
cared for fhe little ones must be loved
and educated the older ones fast hasten
ing home must be made happy as possible;
and the icanls eat the earnings till life" is
but a sigh of tired weariness. Courage,
brothers others have risen Avith greater
loads from lower places so can you.
Have pluck. Be brave. Fight on. Be
true. Shun dissipation. Be men, and
guard your manhood, that you and your
loved ones may be happier. Do this, and
we care not what weariness comes to us
from overwork and weary waiting every
Saturday Night. ' Brick" Pomeroy.
In a late number of the Phrenological
Journal we asked for some information
on this much vexed subject. A Journal
reader residing in Iowa sends us the
following letter in response:
Editor of the Journal Dear Sir : Please
to receive the following facts concerning
the madstone. In 1857. during the sum
mer season. I was at work in Sullivan
County, Missouri, building a gristmill,
while at work there, a. gentleman by-fhe
name of Berry, formerly from Ohio, a
broom-maker by trade, had one of his
hcrses bitten by a mad dog ; but was not
ascertained until Mr. Berry himself was
bitten by the hosre in the back of his left
hand ; the wound was made by the front
teeth of the horse, and was of the size
of a five-cent piese. Some of the citizens
near told M. Berry of a madstone in pos
session of ai gentleman near Memphis.
Mo., and advised him to get it. He suc
ceded in doing so ; and I saw Mr. Berry
while using it upon his hand. It Was cf
the appearance of pummice-stone, but
had an octagonal arrangement of cells of
pores. One side of it was ground smooth ;
by putting the smooth side upon the
wound, it Would stick so as to actually
cause pain to remove it ; but after re
maining upon the wound about half an
hour, would fall off of its own accord,
aDd not stick to the wound again until
after it had been soaked in sweet milk.
Mr. Berry used this stone abotit one month,
when it would adhere to his hand
no more, and he returned it to its owner.
Meanwhile the bitten horse died, as did
also a number of cows which had been
bitten by the same mad dog.
My father had in his possession a mad
stone which had been used a number of
times during his life with good results.
It had the appearance of a piece of turtle
shell (tortoise), was about the size of a
quarter-dollar piece. It was set in gold.
This stone was said to have come from the
skull or cranium of a snake the cobra
capello. It is kept as an belr-lomn in
our family, one of my forefathers having
obtained it while battling with the Turks
under Prince Eugene. My eldest brother
a druggist, living in the Grand Duchy
of Baden now has it in possession.
We thank onv friend for the above, and
give it an airing in our columns ; but we
fear that his statement, though made, ev
idently, with all the frankness of convic
tion will not satisfy our scientific reader?.
Cart net s;orne physician testify with ref
erence to this singular phenomenon, and
satisfy the doubtful by his professional
opinion ? American Phrenological Jovr
nah " Pete, is you. into them sweetmeats,
No, marm, them sweetmeats i3 inta
Destroy the passion for tale telling.
Lisp not a word that will injure the
character of another, and. as far as you
are concerned, slander will die.
Koopmanschap is now in New Y'ork,
and has contracted with a Texas land
company for the introduction of five thou
THE BYRO.V SCANDAL.
From the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen.
The Atlantic MontJdy itself has followed
soon after its great and gratuitously circu
lated advertisement of advance sheets,
which has not paid the newspapers after
the manner of Mr. Bonner and New York
publishers, who excite public interest
with the first chapters of their Serial
novels. With the story in 'full,- alse" eome
the comments of writers on both sides of
the Atlantic, for a summary of it has
passed over the ocean cable, and if Mrs.
Stowe was the person to care a single straw
for the "opinions of the press," she might
he induced to believe that in her impru
dent and uncalled-for revelations she done
that which, to pay the" least, is very fooVish,
if it be not actually criminal and licen
tious. The great majority of readers dis
believe the horrible charge Which Mrs.
Stowe has seen fit to publish as a veritable
fact, and the story has been read like
'Fncle foTn's Cabin.', "Bred," and others
of her productions, in which she has used
invention to illustrate her generally coy-'
rect theories and make them more palat
able to the public, True it is that, in this
instance, the invention is not her own, but
she has adopted it, ornamented and em
bellished it, and given it the sanction of
her name with full endorsement. Writers'
of stories, however popular, do not always
succeed in history the "Life of Napoleon
Bonaparte," by Walter Scott, Was Called
the author's gseatest work of fiction, as
this Byron scandal may be set down S3
Mrs. StoWe's greatest romance. The Lord
and Lady Byron battle is not a new one?
for the two great poets, Tom Moore and
Thomas Campbeil, fought it out so'ori after
the death of his Lordship, and effected
nothing but an trnfortuuate estrangement
The London Athenwum has an article"
upon the story, and rejects entirely the"
supposition that the poet was guilty, se
verely censuring Mrs. StoWe for bringing
it before the public. This is the treat
ment which the tale and its sponsor will
receive from the greater portion of the!
respectable press? Mrs. Stowe has antici
pated the censure, for were the hideous
recital made in one of the ordinary story
papers of the day among its sensational
matter, the stuff would be ruled out of the
reading of every well-ordered household
in the land. Her excuse for the publican
tion, several times repeated, is that the
"mistress" of Lord Byron making a great
point of the connection has published a
book giving a different version of the"
married life of the poet and his wife. Mrs
Stowe professes the utmost contempt and
loathing for the- "mistress," but, at the
same time, she ba3 lifted her up into the
same moral height with herself by enter
ing the lists against the dead Countess and
her book, arid in defence of the dead wife,
whose name had far better been left to
rest as it was before.
She lias created a sensational desire
among all Who read her "true history" to
peruse, also, tho extremely silly book of
the Countess Guiccioli, Byron's works and
the memoirs of Lady Blessington, neither
of Which is tolerated in some very strict
families. Her itch for authorship and con
tinned notoriety has led her to take thel
jealous stirmisings of a suspicions woman
as if they were downright facts, and pre
sent them to the world in an apparent fit
of indignation at a posthumous Work, fho
writer of which she scorns, though dead,
as having been false and profligate in life.
That she believes her story is very mani
fest, but the public do not share In hef
belief to any extent, and while there are
few to defend the private life of Lord
Byron, there Will be fewer still to put
faith in this disgusting scandal concerning;
him and his half-sister, a lady whose life
and deportment were never assailed before.
There are some mistakes in the book
which will reveal themselves to those who
have given the subject attention before.
The pcet and his wife were married in
January. 1815, and separated in February,
1816, but the smaller errors are of little;
consequence in comparison1 with the great
one of publication.
Methodist Book Coxcekx Viiacd??. It
appears that the frauds discovered in tho'
Methodist Book Concern consist of the al
leged fact that a son of Dr. Porter, one of
the agents, has received commissions for"
(he past eight or nine years, averaging not
less than seven per cenL for purchasing
printing paper lor the institution; that
this agent permitted his son, who is a pa
per broker, to charge a heavy commission
for doing what was the agent's duty to do
himself. Report says the purchases ori
which this commission has been allowed
amounts to $150,000 per annum. Tho
son also sold paper to the concern at rates
which gave him a great profit. Irregu
larities are reported in the binding depart
ment. No particulars are known a rigid,
investigation is progressing. New York
Cyrus Redding, a London gentleman,
in a letter on tba Byon controversy, ex
presses his belief that the charge made by
Mrs; Stowe never existed out of her own
brain. He says that LadyTByron steadily
refused to state the reason of the separa
tion. Nearly three-quarters of all the wheat
in Northern California and Southern
Oregon has been destroyed by late heavy
There are fears of a general outbreak
of tho Indians upon settlers la Surpri
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