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The Weekly Enterprise.
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Business SVIan, the Farmer
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tfir Work sol. cited.
Alt ' tritn-tciion vpon a Specie baiw.
JOJiX Jli Eli, financial sigtht.
y; uspyess a a hp s.
elel at Oregon City, Oregon
ROOMS With Dr. Ha thin-ana, on Main ft
T II. W ATKINS, M. D.,
StJIUlEON. Poiiti.axo. Ounce n.
OFFU'E'Jo Front street Residence cor
ner of M liti and Seventh streets.
ALSEB.T H. K ALIEIi EEE.G ,
OBEsaist and Dnsgglfct,
X$ 7- 1'IRST STREET,
Fit. tjl.tr; din' I I'a :h inf. Inn '-.
FOR TL IS1), U11EG0X.
Kg- Physicians' Prescriptions Creful'v
prepared. ;it reduced l'l iet:. A complete
:i-M)i iineiit of 1 'at flit. Medicines, Perfumer
ies, Toilet Articles, r'tiey Soaps, etc., on
band ai:l fi-r sale at liarist jir'ces. n'Jtf
A.JI. HEI.L. E. A. I'A'.tKEIi.
BELL &, PARESR.
(i) axi foAi.Fas in
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, PuintsW"
J'e rf tuner y, Oik, Ykp-nishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store. Main
Street. Oic;."m City.
t the old stand, "
Strtef; Oriifoti Vita, Oregon.
An Assortment of Vvatci?-. Jew
o!r nr-:d Srtli Th onrasAveight
(Mocks, u!l of which are warraiucd
to be a- rcpreeiited.
llepaiiiims done on short notice,
ind thaukfS) lotK'ast Cavers.
tv,. City Srayxisars,
t), A!! orders rnr the delivery ofjiicrchan-Ti-g.n-
kaues and fieiht or whatever des
ription, to any p:irt of the city, ill be exe
ruted prrnpt!y and with care. q
JOIIX II. SCII RAM.
Mainjfac'orer and Dealer in
SA J) PLUS, HA US ESS,
Miin St'-erf, Oregon City,
" rar Wishes to represent that lie is rot as
i well prepared-to furnish any article in his line
I n the largest esiahiUhnu-ui in tiie State. He
I particularly requests that an examination of
IS bis stock l-"0i;i.v.1e before buying cl.-crrhi re.
JOHFJ F. MILLAR,
Siten-xxor l J. E. MILLER- '.,
M AX!' FACT ITvi: R OF AXf I KALE It iS
Boos sisast Allocs !
At the Oregon City Boot and Shoe
Store, Main street.
THE BEST SELECTION
Of Ladies. Cents', Hoys', and Children's
Hoots and Shoes, on hand or made to order.
Q 1 : AM", AVI LLIS & Co.,
MVEKY. FEED AND SALEWV
s2 rIT 'S3 52 IZT-i s
OIIEC.OX CITY, OfiKGOX.
Having rcceiitly added to the T.ivcry St-ck
new Carriages, Moggies and llurses, are now
prepared at all times to let the same, at reas
onable rates. IlorsesJjougbt and sold, or
kept Lv the dar or week:
IMPERIAL MILLS. 0
Savier, LaRoCjue & 60.,
1". Kee i eonstantlv onlsand fot sale, flour
M dlintrs. Hran and Chicken Feed, 1'artic-s
parcliiag feed mu.-t furni.-n the sacks
r. d. Monmss
JTAKU & MOIUiISS,
FOR OREGON CITY AND VICINITY.
.??"" Will- de'iver to their patrons all the
bet qnalittes of Stall Fed Beef, a:so Jlr.tton,
tak, Poultry etc., as usual twice a week, on
liexdnys and iStturdnys !
Thankf d tor past favors of the public would
lcspcctl'uiy u-Ls a coiitiauaucq c-t the fame.
v: mi llill liltf
Vho will care ?
When we lay beneath the daisies.
Underneath the churchyard mold,
nd the long grasses o'er our face3
Lay tlicir fh;ger.s uaaip and cold ;
When we sleep from care and sorrow,
And the iiis or earthly life
Sleep, to know no pad to-morrow,
WQ the bittemes.s of strife
Y'ho will care ?
Who will care?
Who will come to weep above r3,
L)ing, ch ! so white and still,
Underneath the skies of summer,
When all nature's pulses thrill
To a new life, glad and tender,
Full of beauty, rich and sweet,
And the world i.-s clad in splendor
That the years shall er repeat
Who will care ?
Who will care?
Who will think of white hands lying
On a still and silent breist,
Nevermore to know of .sighing,
Uvermore to know of rest?
Who will care? No one can tell ns,
l!ut if rest and peace befall,
Will it matter if they miss ns,
Or they miss ns not at ail ?
Not at all !
BY A. J. DfFUR.
Tills county, lyiit: oust of the
Cn.cadmoiiritains, ,'ind about 2o0
utiles irom IVntland, )y tlie usual
traveled route, is the extreniaVsouth
easteni county in the State. J ountl
cd north by C.'nion county, east by
Idaho Territory, pout ft by the !"tate
of Xevada, and west by (J rant
county, it is contained within that
reg&m iyino; between the Cascade
and the i'ocky mountain?; the wes
tern jiortion of which is now known
as Kastern Oregon ; and of which
Gen. Fremont in the official report
of his Exploration says: "Ap
proaching the Ihirnt river country
from the east, wc now come into a
mountainous region, where the soil
is good, and in which the face of
the country is covvred with nutri
tive grass and dense forests ; land
embracing many varieties of trees
peculiar to the count r v. and on
u11 lli:ilJV ' ""' :i l
ance oi irrowm iinKuown xo-'ine
eastern part of the continent and
to Europe." G
" This mountainous region' he
continues, "connects itself in the
southwardQmd westward with the
elevated country belonging to the
California or Cascadtj range, and
forms the eastern limit of the fertile
and timbered lands along the des
ert and mountainous region i it
er, id ed within) the great Utah
This county offers good iuduec-
mentsofor the immigrant or settler
, - . . -i-i.i....
wishing to locate in, aim develop
a new eorrmry cajable of furnish
ing thousandt)f families with the
blessings of independent and hap-
y homes. ihe lionest miner,
whose industry, perseverance and
daring with pick, pan and shovel,
has for so many years sustained
the credit of the nation by furnish
ing to the financial world the base
of all their circulating medium
can find remunerative employment
in developing the amiferous moun
tains, canons and gulches of this
county for centuries to come. The
farmer wishing to locate in a coun
try of mineriiP wealth, where pro
ducts of all kinds wiil command
the highest price in gold, will find
in the fertile valleys of Baker
county the natural elements by
which perseverance and industry
will in a few short years bring
peace and plenty smiling around
the doors of a happy hoi no. The
herdsman or crazier wishing fco en
gage extensively in stock and eat4
tie raising, can from many a grass
crowned summit ami detached spur
of the Blue mountains, see beauti-
fulilateaux of bunch grasstretch
ing for scores of miles in a south
westerly direction unoceunied and
imelaimed,(tmd capable of pastur
uiieiaimeOjiui capable oi pastur-
ing flocks and herds that., woul(l
put Lot and Abraham of old to
the blush, or turning in a north
and easterly direction can vie' the
smooth green surface of fertile val
leys intersected wjth bold streams
lying seemingly a thousand cubits
beneath his feet. This county, al
though formerly considered a wil
derness covered with sage and
grease-wood, with here and there a
barren desert of alkali, is found to
contain numerous small rivers and
creeks, with fertile valleys capable
of settlement, and plains of grass of
almost unlimited extent.
Crooked rivv rises in the north-
ern part ri . cvaoa ami enters ia-
ker county m the extreme south-
West corner, runs in a northerly di
rection near the west line of the
county a distance of about twenty
miles, when it makes a short turn
to the east and continues its course
in that direction almost to the cast
line of the county, a distance of
sixty miles, and unites with the
east fork of the Owvhee and Jor
Uan creel; and forms the Owyhee
river. The different? meanderings
of this river iustl vQ-ntitle it to the
name, of Crooked river, and with
its tributaries tarnishes wateivto
numerous small valleys through the
entire southern povtioif of the
county. But this part of the count y
is but little known, being traversed
by baiicH of hostile Indirms, and
seldom approached except by the
hmster and trapper, arid tiie daring
miner in search of gold Owyhee
river, formed by the junction of
Crooked river and Jordan Creek,
in the southern part of the comity,
runs almost north, parallel with the
east line of the county, a distance
of 100 miles, and empties into the
The Owyhee lifts numerous fertile
valleys and tributaries, but is prin
cipally noted for its mineral indica
tions and immense stock range
through which it ilows. Malheur.
rr-er rises in the Malheur lake, in
the center of Grant county, enters
Baker from, the west, crosses the
entire county from west to ea.st,
and enters the Snake river on tlie
eastern boundary of the county,
Malheur passing through and
watering the entire central portion
of the county, h?ss numerous cas
cades and waterfalls, capable of
some day furnishing motive power
for all the manufacturing purposes
of extern ive settlements. Has also
extensive valleys of alluvial bot
torn lands, better adapted to settle
ment and cultivation than many
portions of the Eastern and Middle
From the summit of
the Blue mountains that divides
these two rivers, the scenery, for
I2,r;ir.(ieur, can scarcely
be surpassed. To th
vail 2 v.
away m a westerly direction m one
unbroken line of verdant beauty,
its smooth green surface presenting
atrong contrast with the undu
lating upland, alternating between
CTass-9-rowncd hills and forests of
no-antie, nine. Turnimfj to the
mnc. lurniiifp to
north the valley of the 1
. U OL 1
river lying in full view, far more
extensive and equally ascbeautiful,
can scarcely fail to strike the be
holder with awe and admiration,
and" beget the wish for the me
chanic, dav-laboivr and landless
poor of the older countries to ajiply
the magic touch of civilization to
those rich gifts of nature and con
vert these extensive wilds into
These valleys arc well adapted
to a system of gen era. 1 farming.
Grain of all kinds matures well,
and many farms have been opened
and permanent settlements estab
lished.0 Fruits, vegetables. hiUvv,
cheese, and all kinds of farm pro
ductions are raised here and com
mand the highest price at the va
rious mining camps in this county.
The geological formation of this
county gives unmistakable evi
dence of volcanic action, and the
soil generally has less of decom
posed vegetable and organic mat
ter than that of eastern Oregon.
An analysis made by Fremont
and given in Ins crucial report,
show's the soil of Powder river val
ley to contain the following com
ponent parts ;
Silica, 72.50; Alumina, 0.25; Car
bonate of Lime, 0.SG ; Carbonate
Magnesia, 4.02; Oxide of Iron, 1.20;
Organic Matter 4.50 ; Water and
The climate of this county is
peculiar to that of eastern Oregon,
being hot and dry in summer and
cold" in winter, the thermometer
sometimes indicating 15 deg. be
low zero in "winter, and 105 deg. in
summer, but these points are not
often readied. Snow IVdls in the
valley, out is oi s;ioa aia.i.;cii,
generally gone in a few days. The
ground fs freeTrom frost and straw
jm March, and fit for cultivation,
valley, but is of short duration,
nttlp wintering in these valleys
with butPlittle extra feed. The
altitude ami mountain air of this
county render it healthy, ague and
bilious diseases being almost en
tirel v unknown. The water is pure,
soft," and abundant. There are a
number of warm springs in this
county. Timber is sufficiently dis
tributed through this comity to
suppbtT all practical purposes and
consists of fir, ccda?, larch, moun
tain mahogany and mountain pine.
llich gol3 ami silver quartz leads
j oxist in this eountv, also rich placer
j diggings, among 'which are those
at Mormon Basin, Bye Valley,
L lai K s Creek, ediasta ami vtiourn;
new discoveries are being made
every year. Coal, iron, lead and
copper, are known to exist in this
vicinity, but the precious met a Is
have taken precedence "-hud those
have not been developed. It is
asserted by good practical miners
that the mineral resources of this
county are almost inexhaustible,
and that mining in this locality is
but iust in its infancv. This county
proper covers an area of 4,000,000
acres of land, with about 5000
acres under improvement ; has a
population of a, 700, and an assessed
property valuation of $;00,G2G.
The stage road from the Dalles to
Salt Lake passes tlirouah tins!
county, also the old immigrant
road from the plains. The stage
road is supplied witti good teams
and coaches, and is kept in good
repair for travel. Merchandise
and supplies of all kinds arc easily
obtained from Portland by way of
the Columbia river, where the O.
S. X. Co. have a daily line of
steamers running to all the differ
ent locations along the river, con
veying freight and passengers in a
safe and expeditious manner, at a
very reasonable rate. There is a
good wagon road est ablished from
theCoIumbia river to Baker count,'
also to all other points of import
ance in t lie eastern part of the
State. There a-ve several good
lumbering mills in this county, and
a flour mill will probably be erect
ed in another year. Stores, mer
chants, schools, and places for re
ligious worship, with the various
professions, are better represented
in this county than could be rea
sonably expected in so recently a
settled county as this.
Auburn, the county seat, is a
thriving little mining town situated
on Powder river, has stores,hoteIs,
maehine-shons. iost-oinceT and va-
rious kinds of business establish
ments necessary to supply the
wants of the surrounding count qy.
The other towns with 'stores and
postoffiees are Baker City, Express
Iianch and Farewell Bend.-
Ee Polite, EovSi
All the Ixres nnd girls have read
the story of Sir Walter Baleiu-Ti,
who laid hi; cloak; in the mud for
Queen Elizabeth to step upon.
The act of gallantry passed into
history and is remembered wher
ever Sir Walter's name is men
tioned. But, Sir Walter's act had
a little era in of selfishness about
he knew that it
as Ave say now-a- lays;
aow, i know
which never lias been known, save
to the actors in it, which I think
fully equal to that about Sir Wal-
A lady was visiting some friends
near Xoriblk, Va., .and one fine
day concluded to walk to the city
to make1 some purchases. It had
rained the previous day, and, by
and byo she came to a place where
a sort of muddy quagmire extend
ed across the road. It was too
wide to stop or jump 'across, and
She saw no way of re.nehhfg the
dry ground beyond. While pon
dering upon the difficulty,, up came
a bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked -boy ;
a little bit of a fellovr, on his way
to school, lie cofnprelfended the
situation at a glance ; aim
examination also showed him that
there was a plaefc where a crossing
might be effected if there was
something to step upon. In a mo
ment his cap was off", and with a
polite bow to the lady, he sprang
info the mud, reached out his hand,
and said "Step on my loot, miss;
it won't hurt me a bit, and you'll
get over dry." The lady hesitated
a moment, then took the little
hand, sprang across to the dry
ground ; whither the boy followed
and Immediately set about clean
ing thePmud from his shoes.
J presume that a bfty bred to be
polite and gallant as that boy was
soon forgot the affair, but the h?dy
never did. And not long ago she
told it to me, and I tell it to you
that yoiioiuay learn a little lesson
in politeness, an accomplishment
which every boy and girl should
Xo) person ever egot stung by
hornets who kept away from where
they were. It is just so with bad
A negro recently stole the altar chairs
from a Columbus, Ohio, Church, but re
turned them because they didn't match
A German astronomer hasust written a
" pamphlet " of 2.000 pages to prove that
! to prove
we shall shortly have secoi
From the Buffalo Express, December 11.
Mess ner, the 1 Rochester wife
murderer, narrowly escaped hang
ing yesterday, and, even with the
respite, it is altogether probable
that he will at no distant time be
About 11 o'clock thoo Sheriff,
with members of the press, 3uul a
few friends of the prisoner, went
to the cell in whicji lie is confined.
He was being dressed for execu
tion by one of the turnkeys of the
jail, and as the party entered- vyas
assisting the turnkey to button Tiis
vest; his coat was laid across the
back of a chair nearQ by, and on
the window ledge lay an open book
of devotion, printed in German, and
a photograph from a picture of the
virgin Mary. The unlocking of
the door did not appear to attract
his attention, but the tramping of
many feet caused him to turn
around with ci quick, spasmodic
motion johis eyes were fixed on the
floor, and his teeth firm set; he
evidently thought they had come
to lead him to his death. lie held
out his hand to the Sheriff without
a word, but expressing by his man
ner that he recognized the duty im
posed upon that official. TheSheriff,
almost too much affected to speak
aloud, whispered in his car: "A
respite has come ; a stay of pro
ceedings has been granted." Mess
ner replied with a puzzled look, as
though lie did not understand, upon
which Sheriff Sutherland said to
him, " You still live. You will not
be hanged to-day." Like an elec
tric flash the .looks, manner and
bearing of the man changed ; the
firm set teeth relaxed ; the eye,
schooled to hardiness, betrayed his
emotions, and the blood receded
from his checks. His whole sys-
tern seemed to droop; and slowly
urr.itig .IViT.V; h
chair, with Ids back to the bystand
ers. Presently Ifc roused himself,
and. while shaking hands with the
people surrounding him with con
gratulations, he said that lie did
not expect the respite; that he was
prepared to die ; and that he was
even anxious, for in two or three
months, if it was decided that he
must be hanged, he might not be
so ready. When Kipson, the law
yer who had fought the case
through came forward to shake
hands with his client, the tears
came to his eyes, his voice faltered,
and he could not control himself
to introduce Proctor and Chcsbro,
who had been with him to secure
the writ. There were few in that
C4H who could control their feel
ings,dbr so!mn thoughts will come
V-s one stands in the presence of a
man around whom the black pall
of death has been folding, and
whose life had only been saved hy
a few, a very few, minutes. After
some conversation in German with
one or two of the people present,
lie was left alone with the Lev.
Mr. Bayer, his spiritual adviser.
Desciiti'Tiox of a Quadrille.
It is described. " thusly" by a
young man who ttied it:
" We both bowed to both of us,
nnd t'other; then the fiddle tuned
and the thing started. I grabbed
bet female hand ; she squeezed
mine, both slung each other, then'
changed base clear across the room,
jumped up ?md down ever so many
times, then my dear and me dec-
sced-a-doc scotched home again
(from a foreign shore;) then Xe
two forwarded ; four ladies change,
we X over, backed over, turned
around twice, shassayed sideways;
I backed to place, she dittoed, side
couples shuiile to the left, side
couples turn gentlemen,s;de couples
turn ladies, ladies turn side couples,
head couples turn side couples, all
hand around back again. First
feller takes opposite gal, slings her
around, take your own
t'other fillers gal forward and
back, twisf both gals two times,
sling 'em to opposite feller, let him
do the same r.s you and back again
to the places'- light gentleman to
heavy lady, hcavy(Iady duplicate,
promenade, all gals to the Renter,
fellers catch hold of each other's
hands, bob up and doxfrm arm over
ladies, slop up and down, each fel
ler takes his gal back to place.
Bight gentleman spin right lady,
right lady spin left gentleman, all
twist c9eh other,, do it again, over,
repeat, once more, keep it up, all
turn to t'other backwards, side
ways, each couple swing t'other
couple, cross over, back again to
Miss Harris, who shot the fickle Eur
ronghp, has been transferred from the In
sanA?y'inm to the Philadelphia Post Off
ice, to the infinite terror of the male clerks
ia that establishment.
How" to Make Village Loafers.
Xo parents probably suffer more
than village parents over their
great, stout, hearty boy, Whose
habitual round of idleness and dis
sipation is no less methodical than
the work of a merchant prince or
a city editor. He has his regular
morning resort and his evening re
sort. He smokes here, drhfks
there, drops into the peanut shop
and that other shop, no matter
whose, for a vulgar story or the
village gossSp,with all the certainty
of a letter carrier.- He is punctual
at dinner, punctually late at break
fast, punctually out" till midnight.
He is a vulgar gormandizer nt the
table, an idle lout about the house.
He mortifies his sister, is a per
petual anxiety to his mother, who
derives no comfort from him, and
a troiiblcrto his father, who gets
no work from him, cannot keep
im at school, and sees no nros-
pect of making anythino-of him
The blame for a loafing boy, who
is any where more at home than in
his own house, belongs in a greSt
measure to his parents. Ycgung
people must have amusement; with
out it they can m-ither work nor
study. X either. when night comes
after a hard day's Avork at books
or at a trade, or. behind a counter,
can they sit-down at homo like6in !ocs slit! n ell, i 11 give her
xpuet oul men until bedtime.
'V" .,,-, A x i a.
a o..i:y viiJL-i a.i jn.i.sL iiu e em.
It must dance and laugh, crack
jokes and make love. It has no
idea of giving up thesolid pleas
ures of sentiment and fiction of
amusement and recreation, whjle
fresh blood courses in its veins.
But parents appear to overlook this
necessity of youth.;, If they have
a fault, it is not understanding the
fact that amusement stimulates a
healthy mental activity, and that
an abundance of new pleasure cre
ates for ycmr.g people a love and
attachment for their homes, which
no amount of parental preaching
about staying at borne and going
away to spend the evenings, will
ever succeed 11 bringing about.
In village homes there is too much
hard work andP too little pjay ; too
little- ovening society; too little
hospitality ; too little provision for
the , entertainment of boys and
girls. The parlor is hardly onceq
warmed for tne long winter, the
tables never spread for a rotin
company ; the companions of the
children are not made free; to run
in and spend the evening with
games and fimsic ; there are no par
ties ?.t seasonable hours, in the
presence of parents and grand
parents a presence so sacred that.
it ft, i.,4. i M
io .'iiouiu icijuiaic nijicSj manner:?
Now, amusement Vung people
will find out and have. " Unless
they can have amusements of in
nocent and child-like nature at
their homes, they will have them
elsgwhcre. They will go to dis
reputable places mingle with ex
ceptional company, carry their
amusements to excess,and contract
along with them vicious and de
grading habits. Give the girls
liberty to invite in their compan
ions once a week, to spend an eve
ning in singing and games. Let
the boys havcQthe same privilege.
Smile upon them. Don't let them
feel that you have a kind of holy
horror of these things, but encour
age them by jroviding a littleQn
tcrtainmcnto It will disturb the
house, make work, be tiresome,
perhaps,and add a trifle of expense.
But which had you rather have,
the noise and trouble of a party
once a week, or night aftQr night
anxiety and watching and wait
ing for your boys to come home
lVoiu, the saloons and shops ?
A fevvkd'rfys ago, a very starch.il v
dressed individual cnllcd at an out-
of-the-way shop on Howard street,
X ew Orleans, over which swuno
the sign of "Dr. Jiffrics." J
the Doctor in?" he inquired of a
dilapidated darkey who answered
his summons. "He am dat, Par,"'
was the smiling rejoinder.- " T$
hiirfl think I have symptoms of
small pox,and wish to consult him."
The whites of the darkey's eyes
grew intense, and his dusky com
plexion assumed a creamy hue.
" Golly, boss, what you "say ?"
"Tell the Doctor I'm sick with the
small pox, and wish to see him."
The astonished African gave a wild
leap, and darting through) an inner
door, slamming it in the visitor's
face, cried out : " Leave dis yer
house; I don't want no small pox!"
" But the Doctor ?" " Gollv,boss,
I'sc do Doctor, but I ain't good at
Cigar stumps, collected fron? ho
tel floorsare manufactured into
fancy brands of smoking tobacco.
Q How Mrs. G-. Qct Well.
Tom Gordon's wife was a victirii
to imaginary ailments. Dr. Val
entine, her physician, understands
her whims and oddities so wcll
that he humors Ker in every caprice
If she imagines rheumatism is her'
complaint, he agrees with her, and
prescribes some harmless potion.
If she thinks heroappctite decreas
ing, some bread pills keep her hi
good spires until the fancied symp
toms of some other diseasg ihdueo
her to send again for him. " About
three months ago she complained
of a pain in her side,, and as usual,
the doctor was summoned. After .
prescribing three or four bottles of'
different harmless compounds lie
said : (s
' All you want, to assist medi
cine m effecting a cure, is a little
rousing. Although your ailment
is serious it is not dangerous. Just
Resume a little energy,and you will
recover. Kemember: rouse your-
After the Doctor had retired, the"
(patient fancied that at last some se-
rious disease was beginning to man
ifest itself, and like a fool, she went
to bod in dispair. '
Tom understood the case thor
oughly, from long)cx-criiee,uid'
said to himself: "She wants a rens-
a surprise thtt 11 startle 7er!" and
a bright idea ran through his head;
Mrs. Hake, an attractive young
widow, was engaged to act in the
capacity of nurse to Mrs. G., and
Tom thought her attractive quali
ties might be made available in
giving the patient the Necessary
ja snort consultation with the
beautiful young widow, resulted in
the arrangement of a plan, the ex
ecution o which was to influence
Mrs. G. tever after throw physic
to the dogs. ()
Late the next evening Tom call
ed Mrs Hake aside, and said to her1
loud enough to be heard by the'
invalid : "Poor Fangy ; she is sure
to d at last, and you and I may
begin to arrange for onr marriage."
" 'T will be a relief to her," con
tinued Tom. " I, too,- have suffer
ed as well as she, but with you,the
picture of health, my happiness
will be complete."
The widow threw herself ifpdTi
Tom's shoulders, her aii about his
neck, and began to chew his vesli
in mouthfuls, id smother her laugh
ter. . O . .
" How soon shall we getmarriect
after she is dead ?" asked Torii.
" I suppose you Avill be willing
tovait a week or two?" simpered
Mrs. Hake, as she took another
mouthful of vest.-
The invalid uttered an exclama
tion and laded on the floor. - -"You
think I'rn going to die, do
you !" she exclaimed. " I '11 live
to spite you both 1" " As for you J"
she continued, turning and grasp
ing Mrs. Hake by the hair'p " out
of mj (house, you -designing vixen 1
Lwill act as my own nurse hc-rcaf-
f 1. 1
From that day to this, Mrs. Gr
has enjoyed perfect health.
The Power of Music. The ef
fect of music on the senses wa
oddly and wonderfully verified
during the mourning for the duke'
of Cumberland, uncle of George
the Third. A tailor had an order
for a great number of black suits,
which were to be finished in a very
short space of time. Among his
workmen' was a fellow who was al
ways singing "Blue Britannia,'
and the rest of the journeymen
joined in the chorus. The tailor
made his Observations, and found
that the slowtime of the. time rc-
Qtarded the worksin conseofiiencc.
he engaged a blind fiddler,- and,
placing him near the workshop,
made Iiltii play constantly the
lively, tune of "Xancy Dawson."
The design hadtiie desired effect j
the tailors' elbows moved obedient
to the melody,- and the clothe'
were sent home within the pTG
The maidens of Chicago have
learned a trick or two from the
married women as to the power of
the courts. One of them kept her
betrothed on his good behavior by
threats of a suit for"J breach of
promise. If he was absent from,
her for two days there came a note:
Daklig : If I do not see you
inJtwo hours I shall commence the
suit. Thy adoring - ' Mauiox
Naturally he went. If she wished
to to a concert, and he did not
profess a willingness to escort her,
there came a note :
"My Owx Tiiorxley:- The
papers arc in the hands of a lawyer.
Faithfully yours." : ' 9