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OIIBGON CITY, OIiIsOT, SATURDAY, DECExlIIIEE S5, 1800.
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1)AUE to THAI EH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. -
OFFICE In Cree's RinKling, corner of
Fii-Hit anl Stark streets, I'ortland. S-':tf
Logan, Sliattuck & Killin,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Ko. lOO Front Street, Ujj Hi nil,
ROUTE AND, OREGON.
J. H. MITCIIKLL. J. X. DOH'II. A. SSSiTH
Mitchell, Bolpli & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Pi'oc
o tors in Admiralty .
;-.7f0!liceVo"er the old I'ost'Ollice, Front
ptreet, Portland, Oregon.
A. C. GIBUS. C. W. PAUHISTI,
JS'ii') Put, lie and Con. of Deeds.
GIEB3 & PAREISH,
Attorneys and Counselors at Laic,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
j ) M. McKKXXEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
TOR T LA NI, Oil EG O N .
Ollice Under the United States District
('inn t Room. Front street. 4.'tf
.IAS. K. KELLY,
lli'si'lem-f, Columbia st
Let. 2d aiv.l M sts.
j. ii. nr.ET),
Ttesidom-e comer of
Columbia and 7th sts.
Jas. K. Kelly and J. U. Reed, under the
firm name ot
KELLY tt REED,
Will practice law in the Courts of Oregon.
Otlicc on First street, near Alder, over the
new Post office room, I'ort.and. (4.otf
MJOKNH A. CUOXIX,
JA TTOJUXLJY A T LA IP,
luwins 7 and 8 Carter's lUock,
if,. PORTLAND, OREGON.
J. F. CAPI.K--. J- C. KOKELANI.
CAi'LES & MOCELAND,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Cur. FllO-X'Fand IVAMlIXGTOfS Sis.,
Pennanen tty Located at Oregon City, Oregon-
ROOMS With Pr. S-.fffarrans, on Main st.
yyrjr. W ATKINS, P.,
SURGEON. PoKTr.Axijj 0::i:g n.
OFFICE 'jy Front street Residence cor
ner of Main and Seventh streets.
a. n. KKI.L.
E. A. I'Al'.KEK.
BELL & PARKER.
An DEALERS IX
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varifishcs,
.And every article kept in a Drug Store. Main
Street, Oregon City.
J OHN II. SCIIIIAM. '
Manufacturer and Dealer in
fA SADDLES, HARNESS,
V etc., etc.,
Main Slnet, Oregon City,
"3Wihcs to represent that he is now as
Ml!1 prepared to furnish any article in his line
as the 1 truest, establishment in the State. lie
p'rhnilarly requests that an examination ot
Ids stock be made before baying elsewhere.
Successor to J. F. MILLER Co.,
MAXI KACTIUKU OF AM) D KALE II IX
Hoots sssad Shoes !
Al the Oregon City Boot and Shoe
Store, Afain street.
THE BEST SELECTION
Of Ladies', Gents', Roys', and Children's
r.)ts and Slioes. on hand r made to order.
QU AM, WILLIS & Co" .
LIVERY. FEED AND ?ALE
M " " "KS 331 JZJZ o
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Raving recently added to the Livery Stpek
! rv.,ari,'Iastn v,,---!CS,and Hoi-ses, ure now
prepared ;u all times to let the same, at rea-
nable rates. Horses bought and sold or
J"Tt by the day or week.
TW Wppttt.v tvjtf.rpthst!
DATIIElteXP THE SUNIiiCAMsS.
If we know the woo and heart-ache
Waiting for lis down the road,
If our lips could taste the wormwood,
If our backs could feel the load,
Would we waste the dav in wishins
For a time that ne'er can be,
Would we wait in such impatience
For our ships to come from sea ? , w .
If we knew the baby floors.
Pressed against the window pane, "
Would be cold and stiff to-morrow
Never trouble us again ;
Would the bright eyes of our darling
Catch the frown upon our brow,
Would the print of rosy fingers
Vex lis then a3 they do now ?
Ah, these little ice cold fingers,
How they point our memories back
To the hasty words and actions
Strewn along our backward track.
How these little hands remind us,
As in snowy grace they lie,
Not to scatter thorns but roses
For our reaping by and by.
Strange we never prize the mv.sio
Till the sweet-toned bird has flown ;
Strange that we should slight the violets
Till the lovely tio.vers ate gone.
Sirange that Summer skies and sunshine
Never seem one half so fair,
As when winter's snowy pinions ' ,
Shake their white down in the air.
Lips from which the seal of silence
None but God can roll away,
Never blossomed in such beauty
As adorns the mouth to-day.
And sweet words that freight our memory
With their beautiful perfume,
CorueTo us in sweeter accents
Through the portals of the tomb.
Let us gather up the sunbeams
Lying all around our path ;
Lgt us keep fhe wheat and roses,
Casting out the thorns and chaff.
Let us find our sweetest comfort,
In the blessings of to-day,
Willi a patient hand removing
Ail the briars from our way.
STATISTICS GF OREGON
BY A. J. DC FUR.
This county has an an a of about
one million nine hundred thousand
acres, with its entire western boun
dary resting on t lie navigable
waters of the Willamette river.
Kxeellent soil, commereial advan
tages, and central locations com
bined, render it second to none,
and one of the most prosperous
counties in the State.
Considerable diversity of soil
exists in this county, the north
western portion consisting of an
almost entirely level plain of prairie
land about twentv miles in length,
and fifteen miles in width, inter
sected with belts of timber con
veniently located, and well adapted
to farming, building and general
fanning purposes. The bottom
lands of the Willamette, in the
west, and of the Santiam, in the
southern portio'n of this county, are.
rich alluvial deposits. In fact, the
before mentioned plains or prairie
lands may be considered an allu
vial deposit, and are preeminently
adapted to the raising of wheat,
oats, and all the different varieties
of small grain. Good Indian corn
can be raised with proper care
along the river bottoms, but the
climate of Oregon is not favorable
to the successful cultivation of this
crop, except in particular localities.
Type south and eastern portions
ofiX&ti countv is hillv,and extremely
irftiruntainous. The soil of tlie
hils are of a peculiar red eolor,air
Tinueh impregnated with iron, inmyhere the celebrated liam, known
the form of black sand, like that
mixed with the placer gold m Cal
ifornia. These red lands and hills
are well adapted to a system of
mixed husbandry, general larming
and stock raising. The wheat
produced on these lands is of a su
perior quality to that raised on the
low lauds ; and although not so
easily obtained, still this laud may
be made to yield forty bushels of
superior wheat to the acre, by a
judicious system of cultivation.
Fruit and vegetables can be pro
duced abundantly on both kinds
of sojjl, but orchards are more
healthy and durable on the hills.
The lnds of fruit succeeding best
are the apple, pear and plum.
Peaches, cherries and grapes are
not generally cultivated, as the t wo
former are subject to disease in the
trel (and manner of cultivation,)
and the value of the latter is not
The diiierent varieties of timber
in tlis county arc the red, yellow,
white and black fir, larch, hemlock,
yellow afid white pine, yellow ce
ujar, oak, ash, maple, alder, aspen.
Kg .2 i in1!
!tton wood, VOW and yellow wood
fa species of clicrry.)
The various kinds of pine and
cedar is the timber mostly used for
fencing and building purposes.
TheGoak and ash are used for the
manufacture of wagons and agri
cultural implement?, and for fuel.
The maple and alder could be
manufactured into beautiful furni
ture. But the high price of labor
is the chief obstacle to converting
these valuable timbers to their va
rious uses. Xatural and other fa
cilities are excellent.
Water for domestic purposes in
tliis count v is gc-nerallv good and
abundant, being 'supplied by pure
springs and brooks in the hills and
uplands, and wells of a moderate
depth on fhe prairies. The means
of conveying water' to mechanical
uses in this county is abundant.
Xo freshets occur in the spring or
The climate is mild and uniform
from five degrees below to one
hundred degrees above zero mark;
the extremes of heat and cold are
seldom reached. A few cases of
ague and cfever occur annually at
diiierent points along tho Willam
ette, but such diseases' are not
common through the county.
Jn establishing schools and sem
inaries of learning, Marion is in ad
vance of any other county in the
State, having fifty-five sehool dis
tricts, fifty-two school houses, fifty
three school teachers, and three
academies and. one university.
Churches for religious worship
arc scattered all over the county,
and Salem can boast of more
chuivh edifices, in proportion to its
yumber of inhabitants, than any
other town on the Pacific coast.
In fact, the stranger or immigrant
.who wishes to make Marion his
future honie, will find as good so-
ciety, and as much refinement and
good taste existing among the peo
ple, as in any location in the older
States. " .
The facilities for marketing.man
ufacturing and converting all kinds
of produce into cash, at l'emunera-1
five trices, are equal to almost any,
other location on this coast. The
navigable waters of the Willamette,
the entire length of the county, j
furnish the means of shipping to
I'ortland, by riyer steamer, Avherc
productions of all kinds find ready .
side at the highest market prices;
or, where cash is advanced on con- j
signments, and produce can be j
shipped to any foreign market de
sired, besides these advantages,
the various manufacturing com
panies in this county furnish a home
market for the diiierent kinds of
staple productions almost at the J
farmer's own door. The" woolen ;
mills at Salem manufacture from
twenty-live to thirty-live thousand
pounds of wool per month into
blankets, flannels and cassimeres
cmnloving about one hundred
workmen, at an expense of between
seven and eight thousand dollars
monthly for labor alone, and fur
nish a ready market for the farm
ers' wool. e
The excellent flouring mills in
this county, among which owe no
tice those located at Salem, pro
duce an article of Hour command
ing the highest price in the Past
ern markets, and equalled only by
the four made by other mills man
ufacturing from Oregou wheat,
help to furnish a ready market for
this great staple of Oregon.
The Pioneer Oil Mill furnishes a
ready market for flax seed, and has
introduced a branch of industry
profitable to the farmer, and highly
creditable to its proprietors.
Tire extensive packing and cur
ing house- of Thomas Crpss, Esq.,
ay.ross rMigiir-cureo, is manuiac
turVl, and which commands the
highest price in all the California
markets, together with dried,
pickled and corned meats, cured at
the same establishment by the en
terprising proprietor, and justly
celebrated for their superior quali
ties, furnishes not only a ready
market for the beef and pork of
this county, but procures large sup
plies from many other portions of
The manufacturing1 establish
ments of this county are, fifteen
saw mills, ten flour mills, one
woolen mill, two wool carding ma
SI ICt 1 '
chines, one oil mill, two tanneries,
six brewcriesft h ree machine shops,
one foundry, three sash and door
factories, and three cabinet shops.
This estimate does not comprise
blacksmiths, carpenters, and the
various other small mechanics em
ployed in general jobbing in the
The average price of farming
land in this county, as estimated
by Hon. John Miiito, of Salem, m?
old settler and practical farmer, is
two to twelve dollars an acre.
W. Hunt, of Sublimity, esti-
matcs it nt from four to eight dol
lars. But as the value of real
estate is gradually advancing cin
this county, perhaps from three to
fifteen dollars an acre would ap
proximate nearer to the actual
price. There is quite a large
amount of unsold public school
land in this county; also, good
land in the southern part, valuable
for its timber and mineral wealth.
Some of it' is said to have a soil
well adapted to grain and grass
growing when cleared.
It is estimated that not more
than one-eighth of this county has j
over been disturbed by-the plow,
while seven-eighths is fitted for oc
pancy by nature.
The mineral resources of this
county consist of silver, gold, iron
and coal ; also limestone, composed
of marine shell. The fertility of
the soil, the ease with whichegrain
is raised, and the profits derived
from farming" together with the
high price of labor, have prevented
the development of the mineral
wealth of this county, and many
highlv remunerative branches of
industry are yet untoughed. In
fact, the natural resources of this
county have as yet ficen scarcely
Salem, the shiretown of Alarion
county, and capital of the State, isless cr.nv:ng for novel confidence,
situatcd on the east bank of the
Willamette river,, about fifty miles
south from the city of Portland,
and is the second city in size in the
State. The immigrant or stranger
sojourning in Salem for a few days
wi.U scarcely fail to be favorably
impressed with the beautiful scen
ery and?) mral loveliness of this
flourishing inland town. The gen
erous scale on which this city was
first laid out, with unusually broad
streets and largo blocks, with the
numerous neat little churches,
erected by the various religious
denominations, justly entitle it to
its name, "The city of churches
and magnificent distances."
Many of the most prominent
business firms and manufacturing
establishments located here have
aireadyeen noticed. The numer
ous substantial brick blocks and
elegant private residences erected
in this city the past season, is suffi
cient ev idence of its financial pros
perity, and tjie natural resources of
wealth in the country with which
it is surrounded. There arc a nuni
ber of excellent schools in this
town, both public and private.
The Willamette University, one of
the oldest and best-schools on the
coast, is located here, and has an
elegant brick college building,with
a Medical Department attached.'
And itiis not only an ornament to
the city, 1 ut will ever be a lasting
honor to its founders.
Marion county has a population
of about ten thousand inhabitants.
Its post offices are Aurora, Helpassi,
Ilutteville, Condit, Jefferson, New
ellsville, Silverton, Sublimity, Wa
conda, St. Louis, St. Paul's, and
The Oregon , Central Pail road
(East Side) passes through the en
tire length of this county, and lias
a depot located at Salem, This
road is intended to bring the great
Willamette Valley in connection
with, tide water. T'hc work on
this route is being pushed forward
with unmistakable energy, and its
early completion is a fixed;ifaet.
Another railroad is contemplated
running from Salem, in a north
westerly direction, through the
counties of Polk, Yamhill, Wash
ington and Clatsop, to Astoria, A
feasible route has been surveyed,
but as yet nothing definite has
transpired towards its location.
Henry Ward Peechcr fays: "It is
a great gift to be born rich in the
eyes and ears. Some men have
carried before them an endless pro
cession of beauty. There are
charms for them Avherc others per
ceive barrenness. There is a con
cert in the air all the time for those
whose ears arc tuned aright. Trees
harp for them, winds roll their
tones musically, and birds and in
sects fill up the orchestra.
An enthusiastic admirer of the
beauties of beautiful women, re
cently startled a friend
" IJecn to church this morning,"
" Yes; and such necks ! full and
white, and good enough to eat
six of them "all in a row; watched
'em all through service. Oh, my,
"Miss Colfax, sister of the Vice
President, the" belle of South Bend,
is about to marry Captain
Jenckcs." Xot the distinguished
Captain J. of the Horse Marines,
i we presume.
The Freedom of Modern Social Life.
Girls Hamlletl too Mncli.
" Shirley Dare" concludes a, fash
ion letter in the Chicago liepub
Ikmi with the following:
Somebody wants .1 chapter on
wlrat may be termed intimate eti
quette. This is touched by such
inquiries as we see in the corres
pondents' column of ladies' papers,
where, Lucia wants to know if she
ought to allow a gentleman to kiss
her when she comes home with him
from concert, and Caroline is dubi
ous whether she ough to corres
pond with her friend';; btrothel in
secret. One can't but symyathize
with the young ladies, knowing
how ..inconsiderately some one has
neglected duty towards them.
MotI icrs and guardians seem often
to fancy that knowledge of how to
conduct oneself in the delicate di
lemmas0of life comes by instinct.
Girls leave boarding school and go
into society with the vaguest of
notions about their relations to it,
and stumble through its small dif
ficulties, hiding their cmbarass
ments as best they can, keeping a
brave front to the last, while the
world never guesses the secret tor
tures they undergo in trifling mat-
tors. Often enough for mere resf-
young ladies seek public instead of4
private advice, when their mothers,
or friends arc quite ready and com
petent to give them all they need.
But there is a great deal of trial
that besets young girls at the age
when they feel allures most keenly,
which the best parents forget to'
provide against. They ought to
recall their own debates of etiquette
in youth, and teach their children
prudence before they need it.
F o re w ar n e d , f o rea r m ed .
" Xellie, see here," says a pru-
U dent father to histirirl of sixteen, in
tarletan ball dress, warming her
slippers before the fire, waiting for
her escort if girls ever do any of
the waiting. " You're looking
sweetly fresh to-night, and as fresh
in heart as in dress, I hope. You
are to stay so, do you hear, dar
ning? You're not to let people
hold you close when you waltz ;
nobody has any business to touch
you Liu you nave a lover or a nus
band of your" own. I don't want
my girl talked about. Pcmembcr,
nobody has the least right under
any pretense to do more than touch
your fingers, or lay his hand on you
in the permitted freedom of the
waltz, unless lie is your relative, or
a: it 1. 1 1 Q
And after that she would prob
ably sit in the conservatory, letting
handsome Jack, the fast, fiat ami
lady-killer, slip his arm by degrees
from the back of her chair, lift her
locket from her bare neck, afid kiss
her hand, till he dared kiss her lips
and gather her close to him
which would probably be the sixth
time they had., met, at farthest.
It's right. they should ! I'm not
going to belie the blood that beats
in this wrist, onejnstant, to say
they should not. Only one should
have some choice as to whether
one will accept caresses from the
wholesale stock of natural liking,
or special reserved fund of precious
preference. Suppose, young, Avarin
hcarted girl, that as yjou lean on
that broad shoulder in the half-lit
parlor to-njght, thinking how nice
it is to have somebody fond and
protecting, and how dear you seem
to be to him, suppose you should,
by some invisible magnetic sense,
be made aware of all tho cheeks
that have rested upon that shoul
der and all the forms that arm has
encircled. It's fortunate you don't
know these things. It might lead
you, however, to keep yourself
more sacred for some one who will
lpvc'you as entirely as 'you love
this man, who " takes life as it
comes," and, by force of habit, if
not inclination, could not reniem
bcPone woman six months if his
happiness depended on it.
Did you ever see the old-fashioned
book on etiquette called
"The Young Lady's Friend?"
Good Mrs. Farras will never guess
the benefit that straight-forward,
wholesome book of advice has been
to girls. She knew the class she
was writing for, and gave her opin
ion in such frank words as these I
quote from memory : "You are to
allow no persoral freedoms from a
gentleman' of your acquaintance.
If a finger is put out to examine a
locket or a chain on your dress,
draw back and take it off for in
spection if you choose. The rea
son for this rule is clear to those
who are better acquainted with the
The reason is perfectly clear to
p.verv, one who comes to twenty-
five years ot age outsnte 01 a reiorm
institution. A man of society, who
dealt in occasional roughness of
spceeh, said once in a parlor before
ladies, that lie would never marry
.1 then Xew York gill of fashion,
for the class allowed themselves to
be handled too much. A girl who
protects herself from the freedoms
too much in vogue in society, in
creases her value if she only knew
it, witli those she may have to re
pulse. I don't believe in prudish
ness or suspicion, but I do believe
when men and women are not con
tent with the friendshipthat can
be expressed by frank, kind eyes,
and cordial, brief hand shakes, and
clear words, one is- not ashamed
the world should hear, they should
know what- iiitoxication they are
ai siriKes one curiously to Fee
ladies forget their hands in a man's
clasi while they are talking so
earnestly: there is a great deal of
expression m the nearness of two
conversationalists which often tells
a little more than people are aware
ot. It s all right and innocent, of
course, but if people are properly
indifferent to each 'other's hands,
why not observe convenances, and
drop them when the cordial salute
is performed? You never see Pev.
Mr.Surplice hold anyhand in his but
that of young Pocket, the curate
with the melancholy large black
eyes, and you never see grave legal
gentlemen crushing the flounces of
equally grave and interesting spin
sters. There is a fine, distinct line
between the commerce of good
will and heaven-warm affection,
that bind the human family togeth
er and these leadings of attraction
that with nameless license destroy
the bloom of refinement.
There is one rule that settles a
thousand queries of the nature we
are considering. Whatever is se
cret may be safely left untouched.
The touch, the look, the intimacy,
the correspondence that needs to
be secret, has something wrong
about it. If you are sure there is
no evil in your motives, for heav
en's sake come out and avow your
friendship or design, whatever it
may be. You make the world
purer-and -set a precedent by your
irankness that tears away a thou
sand hypoerisis. The world has a
kjen scent for the really innocent,
and if you cannot face its first
sneers of criticism, vou have reas-
son to doubt yourself.
Please- consider this the porch to a
topic of larger dimensions, and
don't judge me too hardly for pru
dery till you hear the rest.
A Dog's Disgust. Sir Walter
Scott was fond of telling stories, of
the intelligence of Jus, dogs, and
used often to get up a laugh at his
friend" Daniel Terry, the actor, by
the following :
Once, he said, lie desired an old
pointer dog of great experience, a
prodigious favorite, and steady in
the field as a rock, to accompany
his friend Daniel Terry, then on a
visit to Abbotsford, and who, for
the nonce, voted himself a sports
man, on a sporting excursion.
The dog wagged his tail in token
of pleased obedience, and shook
out his cars, led the way with a
confident air, and began ranging
about with most scientific precis
ion. Suddenly he pointed ; up
sprang a numerous covey. Terry,
bent on slaughter, fired betli bar
rels at once, aiming in the center
of the enemy, and missed. The
dog turned round in utter aston
ishment, wondering who could be
behind him; and looked Terry full
in the face; but after a-pause shook
himself again, and went to work
as before. A second steady point,
a second fusilade, and 110 'effect.
The dog then deliberately wheeled
about and trotted home at leisure,
leaving the discomfited venator to
find for himself during the remain
der of the day." Sir Walter was
fond of repeating this anecdote,
and always declared that it was
literally true, while Terry never
said more in contradiction than
that " it was a good story."
A little girl, worn out by along
sermon, observing the preacher
gathering himself for the introduc
tion of another "point," exclaimed,
Oh mother, he is not goino- to
'jum .10 aui ne is swelling
vou are taHc-
in- iu ml, saui an indignant
rent to a traetmna Umr t'
father, sir." "Well, who's to
blame for that ?" said thceyoun"
impudence; "'taiu't me!"
. , , . x
A Puff. A brother editor tells
us that when he was in prison for
libelling a justice, of the peace, he
was requested oy the jailor to
I give the prison a puff.
The following remnnsceticCff &t3
taken fromMi'srEllet'a forthcoming
At dinner, Mrs, Madison always
took the head of the table; Mr.
Madison the middle, and otto of
secretaries the bottom. Iler mem
ory was so good that she neve fbf
got a name, and -would address
each of her guests, though just in
troduced with twenty others, as if c
she had known them for years.
She was a magnificent looking
woman in a drawing-room. Her
stately and Juno-like figure tower
ed above the rest of the ladies.
When she found a timid young
riTll film WA1i11 tt4-y1 f-. Iiav win:-
assiduously, conduct hereto the ni-
ano, and remain 'with, her until she
became more at ease. At one of
her receptions a tall, dangling
A outh, fresli from the backwoods,
made his appearance and took .hi
stand against a partition walk lie
stood in that position like a fixture
for a full half an hour, and finally
ventured to take a cup of coffee,
which it was then the custom to
hand round. Mrs. Madison's keen
eye noticed his embarrassment,
and wished to relieve it. She walk
ed up and addressed him. The
poor youth, astounded, dropt the
saucer on the floor, and unconcious
ly thrust the cup in his breeches
pocket. " The crowd is so great,"
remarked the gentle lady, "one
cannot avoid being jostled. The
servant will bring you another cup
of coffee. Pray, how did j-ou leave
your excellent mother? I once
had the honor of knowing her, but
I have not seen her ,lor some
3'ears." Thus she continued, until
the poor youth felt as if he wero
in the company of an old acquaint
ance. He took care, secretly and
soon, to dislodge the protuberance
in his pocket.
. 1 ii
Be Kind to Gjiildeex. Blessed
be the hand which prepares a plea
sure for a child, for there is no say
ing where and when it may again
bloom forth. Does not almost
everybody remember some kind
hearted man who showed him a
kindness in the quiet days of child
hood ? The writer of this recol
lects himself at this moment, as a
barefooted boy, standing at the
wooden fence of a poor little gar
den in his native village; with
longing eyes he gazed on the flow
ers which were blooming there
quietly in the brightness of a Sun
day morning. The possessor of
the garden came forth from his cot
tage. He was a wood cutter by
trade, and spent the week at li is
work in the woods. lie was com
ing into the garden to gather a
flower to stick into his coat when
he went to church. lie saw tho
boy, and breaking off the most
beautiful of his carnations, gave it
to him. Xeither giver nor receiver
spoke one word, and with bound
ing steps the boy ran home; and
noy; here, at a vast distance from
that home, and3 after the many
events of so many years, the feel
ing of gratitude which agitated tin
breast of that boy expresses itself
on paper. The carnation has long
since withered, but it now blooms
afresh. Douglas Jerrold.
" I noticed," said Franklin, "a
mechanic among a number of oth
ers, at work on a house erecting but
a little way from my oflice, who
always appeared to be in a merry
humor; who had a kind and cheer
ful word for every one he met.
Let the day be never so cold,
gloomy or sunless, a happy smile
danced like a sunbeam on his cheer
ful countenance. Meeting him one
morning, I asked him to tell me
the secret of his constant flow of
spirits. 'No secret, Doctor,' he
replied, 'I have got one of the best
of wives, and when I go to work
she always has a kind word of en
couragement for me ; and when I
go home she meets me with a smile;
and then tea is sure to be ready ;
and she has done so many little
things" to please me, that I cannot
find it in my heart to speak an un
kind word to anybody.' " What
influence then has woman over the
heart of man to soften it, make it
the foundation of cheerful and pure
emn.nntion! ! Snnl- rrnntlv t.hnn ;
emanations ! Sneak gently, then :
a kind greeting, after tho toils of
the day are over, costs nothing,and
goes far towards making homo
happy and peaceful. Young wives,
and girls, candidates for. wives,
should keep this in mind ; as to
older wucs, experience may havo
already taught them tliis important
In character, in manners, in
stvle. in all things, the supreme ex
cellence is simplicity.