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For the Enterprise.
Home of my Childhood.
Ah, well do 1 remember
TheRialcyan cays of youth.
Life's joyous, sunny spring-time
So fraught with lore and truth.
The dear home of my childhood,
A low roofed, humble cot,
Far in the we.-tern wildwood,
That quiet pleasant suofc
The rose tree '.dooming sweetly,
The jasmine by the well,
I've watched their glowing beauty
As the evening shadows fell.
A gentle, loving rrother
Was ever Peair my side ;
A sister dear, and brother,
With a father's hand to guide.
How swift the moments glided,
When, with darling sister Xell,
I wandered through the forest,
" Or in the shady dell
We gathered wildwood Cowers
And from them garlands twined ;
No cloud of gloom or sadaess
'Twas a happy group of loved ones
Who owe t within that cot ;
And we li tie dreamed that sorrow
Would mar life's happy lot.
With the bands of love entwined
Around each dear ones heart,
We thought not that a time
Would come, when we must part.
A stranger dwells within that tot,
That h"ine is mine no n ore ;
Ui ino-e ioveu ones twoawiut me
leyo-id the " shining shore."
And when lilt's j .urjiey 's elided,
Its toils and tiialso'cr; .
I?3- angel hands attended
ilay we meet, to pat t no more.
Have vou heard the tale of the Aloe plant
Away in the sunny clime ? '
Ily t'ne Kiimble growth of a hundred years 3
It reaches its blooming time;
And ti.eu, a wondrous bud at its crown
into a thousand !h wers.
tpieen, in its beauty seen,
Is the uide of the tropical bowers;
Hut the plant to the ilower is a sacrifice,
S'or il blooms but once, and in blooming dies.
STATISTICS OF OREGON.
BY A. J. DCFl'R.
The following information and
interesting description of Yamhill
county was furnished the commit
tee on statistics, by Hon. M.l.
Deady, an earl v settler in the
ty, and a gentleman well qualified
to judge for the matter of which
he speaks. Coming from such re
liable source, the committee
pleasure in presenting for publica
tion the report entire.
This is one of the earliest settled
counties in the State of Oregon.
It comprises a part of the great
Willamette Yalley. It is situated
between the 45th and 4Cth paral
lels of latitude, on the West bank
of the-Willamette river, and about
110 miles soutli of Portland. It was
organized as a county in 1844. Its
west boundary is the summit of the
Coast range of mountains. Xear
the south west eo; 'r of thc coun
ty this range is cut through by'the
South Yamhill river, flowing east
ward ly into the AVillamette, and
the Salmon river, rawing westerly
into the Pacific ocen. Tliro-ugb
this passage, a distance of about
ISO miles, you can journey to tVie
ocean with ordinary wagons, in a
djiy, G'Through this pass also, all
but the northern end of the count"
besides much of the county of
Polk oiv?)the south is fanned by
the salubrious sea breeze, . which
here always moderates the summer
heat and the winter cold.
The naflje is s:rid by early set t:efs
to be a corruption of the Indian
word V,e-tm-ill signifying bald
hills. About eight miles from the
mouth of the river there is a rapid,
or falls. Here the river flows or
falls over a ledge of rocks. Above
and below it for miles the river is
deep. Upon this ledre the Indians
crossed the stream.'' In si Hit c-fi
j tile tnl, and constituting
mavl- 1... ,,.1 1 ,. " , ,
! . AS llich ll found, there
is a detached
group of beautiful
bald hills that
is not covered
From these the In-
dians named the fov.l nt,-i ,.,-,,,.
, -'l UMU I1VC1,
and afterwards the American set
tlers gave the name to the county.
Thy explanation will serve to pre
vent any one from inferring- from
the name that this county is dis
tinguished for "yams."
In form, the eotinty is nearly
square, being on an average, 30
miles from east to west, and' 24
from north to south. The south
Yamhill river rises in the coast
mountains near the r.outhwesfe cor-
j ner of the county, and runs no;th
easterly tor a distance of 25 miles
wuen H.oiats junction with what
is called the Xorth Fork, a stream
flowing from the same ran see of
mountains in the north west corner
of the county, and forms the Yam
hill river propei. From thence the
river tlov in a north easterly course
for ahout 10 miles, whei'e it empties
into the Willamette.
In Hines'Oi'euon. p. 227, written
many years since by an early Ore
gon Missionary, the Yamhill is des-
enuei as a river wnicu l ises m
the Tillamook hills, towards the 1
ocean, and after meandering ivr
thirty or forty miles tliroucra one of
the most beautiful portions of th
Willamette Valley, rind with its
tributaries watering the extended
plains through which it Hows, it
rushes down a ledge of rocks a few
feet, forming a beautiful cascade,
and hastens to mingle its waters
with those of the Willamette."
According to the report and map
of Surveyor-General Applegate, of
July 20," 18CG, tlice were hi this
county 14 townships of land, sur
veyed by the United States. This
in area, is equal to 504 square miles
or, :J22,C00 acres. Nearly every
acre of this land is arable, and
nine tenths of it would be rated as
first class in the best shtre in Eng
land. It is owned by a thrifty, in
dustrious farming population. A
great portion of this land is under
fence, and there are probably 100,
000 acres under cultivation.
At the congressional election in
June, 180 8, the vote polled in the
county amounted to 1,208. Allow
ing five souls to the voter, the pop
ulation would amount to 6,048.
This estimate of the population is
within the mark. Xine-tenths of
the inhabitants live on farms, and
live by the cultivation of the soil.
Famiiks are numerous and large,
and the ratio between voters and
iiation is lituy as large as in
Middle and Western States,
and much larger than in other
States and Territories of the Pacific
All over- the county wood and
water of the best quality are well
distributed. The climate is mild
and salubrious. The larger portion
of the occupied land is 'prairie. Thc
county is distinguished for its agri
cultural products, among which are
Wheat, oats, potatoes, timothy, ap
ples, horses, cattle, sheep and hogs.
The Yamhill river is navigable
for fdeamboats-the year round, as
far up as Dayton, a distance of six
miles ; and in the winter season to
eoiui-fMcMiimville, a distance of twenty
Supposing one-eighth of the land
under cultivation to be sown in
wheat, and that it produce 20 bush
els to the aci2; this would give a
yield of Vo0,000 bushels per year,
for this county. Put. the capacity
of the county to produce wheat is
very great: say eight times this
amount, 0,000,000" bushels ; one
fifth as much as the whole State of
California has produced.
This county has always been fa
mous in the Oregon market for fine
horses and fat cattle, the best of
which find their way to San Fran
cisco, throng) Portland. As has
been remarked, the population of
this county is mostly agricultural,
Thc towns are not large. Lafayette
thc shire town, is on the left bank
of the Yamhill, at the ford and falls
abov alluded to. Dayton is below
it a few miles, and 01? the opposite
bank of the river. The other towns
or county stores,are Amity.Muddy,
Mountain House, Xorth Yamhill,
Sheridan, West Chehalem, Wheat'
laird and McMi'nnville. The Tatter
is a place of comparative import
ance, and is increasing steadily in
business, wealth and population. It
is situated in the forks of the river
on South Yamhill, and in the heart
of the richc?t and most beautiful
country and landscape the eye ever
rested on. A large grist mill has
been in successful operation here
for man- years. A project is now
on foot to'takc the water of South
Yamhill to MeMinnville, by a ca
nn.1 of some miles in lemrth. The
work looks feasible, and if carried
---- - - - . -
out, it will give McMiiruvnfe the
finest water power in the State. It
is also confidently expected tl'at
the west side Oregon railway wil
pass through this place.
On the whole, there are fevr pla
ces that offer more, or superior in
ducements to the farmer seeking a
home, than Yamhill county.
The Kansas Xeirs describes a
wedding which took place in front
of the Congregational Church, the
candidates sitting on their horses
during the ceremony, and riding
away immediately afterward. The
minister when called on expressed
some doubts as to the legality of
such action, but after consulting a
lawyer who happened to be present
concluded to go ahead.
For the Enterprise.
Zfuclt hstA been vrritten ttpoiithisl
subject by both men and women of
intelligence, but it is still deserving
the weighty consideration of everv
thoughtful person, who -'cm view it
candidly from the standpoint of
reason. Our American girls are
born in the same enlightened conn-
try, educated m the same schools,
-a t - -
"on thc pam general prmciles,
i 11 1 4 " i
share alike with our American boys
the pleasures, advantages, and!
amusements of childhood, and from
their earliest recollections, consider
themselves entitled to a superior
degree of respect and courtesy
from their playmates and associates !
of the opposite sex. W hat boy
reared in a family where affection
predomi nates, but cherishes for his
mother and sisters a feeling of sa
cred reverence, such as father and
brothers do not command. I low
proud is our little lad, as he gently
leads his younger sister along the
rugged path leading to thc district
school house; a spirit of manly in
dependence glows upon his coun
tenance and pervades his whole
being as he deems himself her sole
protector. An insult offered her
would be revenged by blows,
which, if presented him, would pass
unheeded. Thus an an admiration
of the weaker, though not the less
worthy sex, is instilled by nature,
cultivate'd by custom and educa
tion, till arrived at years of matu
rity, the man of noble soul and in
tellect regards woman, who occu
pies the-sphere nature has designed
for her, as a being superior to him
self, possessing a sanctifying, soul
inspiring influe nce, such as he Peeks
in vain to find among his own sex.
As a consequence, he courts her
society, respects her opinions, and
permits himself to be guided by
her counsels. It is a characteristic
weakness of woman to desire the
admiration of men ; neither can
this be considered a condenmable
fault, unless carried into the more
frivolous matters of show and van
ity. It is truly gratifying to know
that they expect to find in our na
tures those purer, more refined, and
.more ennobling elements, by which
our hearts are moved to pity and
prompted to sacrificing deeds of
ch.frity rind benevolence, to know
that life without the enjoyment of
our societ y is like unto banishmeht
from all the beauties of earth, that
even the lone and pitiable bachelor
as he sits undisturbed in his quiet
room during the still evening hours,
contemplating the so-called glories
of his situation, feels within himself
a longing desire for the delightful
presence of some love'd female with
whom to share the bright joys of
those flectifig moments, and to
claim as his own the gentle tin "-ers
that would touch so lightly the
chords of his generous heart.
Everywhere throughout our be
loved country exists a feeling of
veneration for woman. Let ns
travel where we may, a decided
preference is observed for us, and
eyery attention by winch our com
fort can be enhanced is cheerfully
bestowed. Put when we allow
ourselves to lay aside the more
polished ingredients of our nature,
and assume the coarse and v ulgar,
such as is sure to follow in the wake
of "Woman's Plglrts associations,
when we take thc place of men in
society,in government, in the world
at large, where then will be prac
ticed those varied acts of politeness
which are now so lavishly conferred
by thc present admirers of women?
Methinks the change will be so vast
and perceptible that we shall
shrink from it as from some loath
some thing. If we take part in the
politics or our country aim resort
to thc polls to cast our v otes with
the opposite sex, we shall meet
there thc low and most vicious,
over whom our presence will have
no power ; woman then will have
sacrificed her purifying influence
at the shrine of dishonor; the pen
etrating gaze of the criticising pub
lic will be directed scornfully to
ward her; her every error will be
doubly magnified, ami one false
step cause her to sink too low for
the rescue of even the sweet angel
of redemption. I know it is ar
gued by thc advocates tyftlr is dire
ful system, that a place of voting
separate and apart from that of
the male can and will be provided
for the female Voters. But reason
teaches us that this would be a
matter of impossibility, and that
we .would not long be free from the
contaminatinginfTuence and society
of evil men.
Who will conduct us to the place
of voting? our fathers, husbands,
brothers, or sons ? In this case
we are necessarily a mixed multi
tude, in what is termed by gentle
men of experience " a combination
of the v irtuous, the gross and the
animal." Or shall we mount our
gentle steed and go alone, cr if so
unfortunate as to possess none,j)lod
our lonely way on foot through
mud and rain to show to the world
that Ave are as good a men and
have equal rights with them.
It is true, I think, that oidy the
more coarse and sophisticated of
our sex Would v isit public places
of business, but thc stigmatizing
influence exerted by them will be
keenly felt by those of cultivated
tastes and purer minds, and the
contemptuous finger of man would
be pointed indiscriminately toward
us all. Would we respect our.
brothers and husbands, ftY.d revere
our fathers, should they attempt to
control -the domestic affairs ofi
which we have overbad the super
intendence, condemning' our mode
of management, suggesting and in
sisting upon the adoption of such
rules as are entirely at variance
with our ideas of propriety, yid
assuming airs of dictatorship un
becoming their position? "iYb
Xeithcr will they respect ts when
we attempt to occupy their places
and perform their duties. If we
would steer the ship of state and
wear its brilliant honors, we must
also -bear its bitter crosses, gird on
the armor of battle, march with
wearied feet to the scene of strife,
and j?ftt with more fatal Avcapons
than the unruly tongue, the iron
shovel, and the wooden broomstick,
while our beloved husbands and
brothers remain at home in ease,
tending the babies and praying for
Let our American women rejoice
that their lot has been cast in tins
favored innd, this " paradise for
women," where men carry willingly
the most weighty burdens, and
perform the most laborious tasks,
and with this let us be content.
With the lower of an omnipotent
architect, God, who created this
beautiful universe, the grand and
lofty mountains, magnificent rivers
and flower-bedecked valleys, with
the beasts of the field, fishes of the
sea and fowls of the air which we
behold on every hand, and that all
this created matter might have a
supervisor, who should exercise en
tire dominion over it, lie made man
in his own imge, the most glori
ous, the crowning work of all, and
beheld, doubtless with a sense of
gratification, the magnificent work
His hands had wrought, but yet
lie was not satisfied, for, of all the
sublime objects and loving beings
lie h?.d formed, His work Was still
imperfect, incomplete. He saw for
the solitary man he had created
no helpmeet, no counselor, no com
forter. He had placed him in a
lovely garden, containing every
tree, fruit and tfovrer that was
pleasing to the imagination, or
necessary for the sustenance of hu
man beings ; but there was none to
partake with him of all these deli
cious luxuries, none to admire with
him thc transcendent beauties of
that holy garden, and in order to
perfect thc work He had so nearly
and skillfully accomplished, He
caused a profond sleep to fall upon
Adam, while lie extracted from his
side a rib, from which emanated a
being of beautiful perfections, en
dowed with intellectual capacities
such as were pleasing to the mind
of Adam, to whom, in the intense
delight of this'unexpected surprise1
he gave the name of woman. The
.work of God was then perfected,
and the labor of creation ceased.
The time and manner in which
this very important event, the in
troduction of our existence, trans
pired, is, 1 1 hink,suflieient evidence
that God intended man to exercise
supreme control over the affairs of
the world, and that woman was de
signed as an assistant, a bcautilier,
and a partaker with man, of all his
joys and sorrows, who should exert
the stupendous power entrusted her
in gentleness and modesty, rather
than in authority and dictation.
Thc true woman shrinks from the
enormous responsibilities resting
upon the leaders of our govern
ment ; she has now all the infTnence
the most aspiring can desire, and
vet, there are those among us who
would fain destroy that holy ele
vating power, by which she Lungs
the low, the vicions, and degraded,
from thc haunts of sin and abodes
of misery, to the bright realms of
unfading purity and bliss. Kind
and considerate husbands consult
intelligent and thoughtful wives,
in regard to these public matters
in which their interests are awak
ened. Mothers rear their boys at
home and have all opportunity to
instill into the tender minds of their
little ones, the true principles of
patriotism and loyalty, which will
be remembered by them when thcise
loving lips have long been scaled
in death, and inculcate the same
noble sentiments into the minds of
their own offspring, so that "being
dead she yet speaketh," and what
more extensive influence can wo
man desire to exercise. Suppose
the fond husband accompanies his
loving wife to the polls, her politi
cal sentiments are at variance with
his own ami she feels it her duty to
cast her vote for an opposing can
didate, thereby destroying his vote.
Is it natural to infer' that as they
seat themselves arOiind the cheer
ful fireside the following evening,
that the Same spirit . of harmony
will exist that have ever blessed the
sweet twilight, hour v?ith its peace
ful presence. In nmc cases out of
ten it will cj-catg a spirit of conten
tion which will estrange the most
noble heart?,drive fathers and motl
ers from their precious offspring,
and result in the sundering of those
most holy ties which have been
United by the' sacred institution of
marriage. Admit thit women are
elected to office, will they feert a
renovating influence upon the men
into whose society they will neces
sarily be placed, or will they accom
pany them to the haunts of vice
and wretched degradntion.quafiing
from the intoxicating cup that mad
dening beverage by which Satan
lures his subjects to deeds of des
peration ? I fear the latter, Fn too
many instances, will be thc result,
for we see by eastern papers where
this vile system is still in its infan
cy, accusations of robbery, drunk
enness, and gross misconduct,
brought against those whom God
has formed for holy purposes, and
whose natures are not adapted to
such daring and sinful practices.
Let our women, the honored stars
of America, cradled in the lap of
love, envied abroad, chtrishtid at
home to an extent that far exceeds
that of4 any other nation, pause and
give the matter an honest consider
ation, ere they decide to reduce
their now enviable position to a
level with that of men of ever
race and eofor, upon the face of this
habitable globe. God forbid, that
our desire ior emulation, we
should bring disgrace upon that
sacred name so long revered by
man the name of woman.
Pleftsant Hillside, Feb. IsZ.
The length of the Snez Canal is
100 miles, the new town of Ismai-
lia being about midway between
the two terminii. TIiq. depth of
the 'canal was intended to be JSC
feet, but it is .reported to be les
than that on theoavcragc. As the
breadth of the central or naviga
ble part of tlie canal is only 72 feet
two large vessels will not be able
to pass each other, without oije or
both getting aground, and there
fore basius, which may be compar
ed to sidings on a single line of
rail way, must be constructed at in
tervals before regular traffic will be.
The Grmf Eastern recently bad
her bottom thoroughly cleaned by
divers, preparatory to taking on
board the Anglo-Indian cable. The
bottom was in a very foul stnte,
muscle? Laving accumulated in
some places to a thickness of more
than a f3ot ; and itis stated that
fifty thousand gallons of foreign
matter, principally barnacles, shelf,
etc., were removed from the ship,
beneath the water line.
"Stop your, cry ing,,b said an en
raged father to his son, who had
kept up an intolerable yell for the
last five minutes. "Stop, I say I
Do you hear? again repeated thc
father, after a few minutes, the
boy .still crying? " You don't
suppose I can choke off in a minute.
do you?" chimed in the hopeful
The Shastcr, or Hindoo bible,
forbids a woman to see dancing, or
hear music, wear jewelry, blacken
her eyebrows, eat-dainty food, sit
at a window, or view herself in a
mirror, during the absence of Ifer
husband; antl allows him to divorce
her if she has no sons, injures his
property, scolds him, quarrels with
another woman, or presumes to eat
before lie has finished his meal.
At one of our common school
the teacher, in chatechismg his
scholars, put the Allowing 'ques
tion; "What was made to give
ligUt to the world?" "Matches"
cried one of the youngsters after a
short 'pause. Commercial Age.
Mankind should learn temper
ance from the moon thc fuller sue
gets, the shorter her horns become.
From writings of Dr. James Hamilton.
To walk onojlidui as Chrisi
walked, is more than has been
given to the most ardent atict af"
fectionate discipleship; but to the
hiere existence ef such a pattemj
it is unspeakable how much we
owe. In conjunction with those'
other influences of wlildll he is the
Alpha arfcj Omegrfhe example of
Jesues is making him, every ttajv
men's0 Savior. Read in the Gos
pels, repeated in sermons, reflect
ed in Christians, that matchless
life is every day humanizing", fetim
ulating, rebuking, consoling, thou-;
sands; impelling to deeds of
generous self-sacrifice and dificult
self-conquest, which he was him-"
self the first to exhibit, and inspi
ring with hope those lovers of
their race who would otherwise
despair of mankind.
And even although we may riot
be able to build tabernacles, and
abide on the mountain, it iS1 grand
to dwell near it ; it is grand to lift
up an eye toward it; it is grand to
be sometimes tempted upward
and with souls habitually cleaving
to the dust, itodoes us .good, it
quickens and ennobles, to attempt
however feebly, to climb; ,'tHhoiigl
We must stop far short of the sunv
mit, thc horizon is widened, th)
powers are enhanced, and life id
redeemed from its tameness by th'q'
shortest ascent. Very wonderful
is the beiliffre of excellence in the
Savior's character. In his sole in
stance do we perceive each single
virtue in its full dcvelopement.
Yet no one virtue in excess, but
the whole in harmonious and mu
tually relieving) brightness, soas
to form the perfection of beauty,
a full-orbed Snn of Kightcousriess.
Therc He stands and will ever
stand, history!s great miracle? and
the world's great hope, a sign that
is spoken against, but Gi" name
which is continually makingDpro
gress and daily working miriaeJeSv
His enemies themselves being wit
nesses, he lias left in our dalk
dwelling a light, which had never"
hitherto been seen on sea or shore
a light which is as distant froiii
the tapers of pliilosophy as it is
brighter than the orbs of heaven;
a light which, revealing God, eng
hances all other joyful Qunshmtf
and which, fearing neither solstice
nor eclipse, is destined to hold on
its way till it lightens every land
And ever since over Bethany' He
spread forth His hands and blessed
the men of Galilee, a bnlm has lin
gered in earth's atmosphere wbich.
was not there before ;anc1 we all
feel that earth will never again be1
so bleak since Jesus has been here,
nor the grave again so dark since
Jesus has been there; just as we
feel that goodness has new charms
since lie showed us what it is, and
that heavpn has more nearness
since He said, 6' I go to my fath
er," and ,jLo, I am with you ai
The young ladies of Canal Dover"
Ohio, have formal a society for
the redemption? of young meiTt
whose h:tbits do not suit them
pledging themselves not to receive
the' attention of any young man
who swears, smokes, chews, loafs
on thc street corners, or drinks'.
The amount of " sitting up witlr
the girls" don in that region is.,
nothing worth speaking of." 9i.fi
agitation in favor of ' suspending
the rules" for two evenings a week
Said a Baptist to0 a Methodist r
"I don't like your church govern
ment. QIt isn't sirnple enough
lhere s too much machinery about
it. " It f Ptrue," replied the raeth
odist, " we have more machinery
than you; but then, you see, it
don't take near tso much water to
run it. 0
Ayoutb recently excused front
school to attend a funeral, but a
truant, Avas found soonQafter wit
nessing a game of base ball, and!
being 'asked wjiy he did not go to
the funeral ;cwith the utmost cool
ness replied Hi I went down to the
house to attend it but the man is
n't dead yet !"
0 . -
A wit being told that an old ac
quaintance was married, exclaim
ed " I a"1 SIa(1 of it-" Bnt. rc'
flectin-- a moment, he added, in a
tone of compassion and forgive
ness, "unci yet I don't know why
I should be," he never did me any
Ahrost any yoUjiig lady bas
public spirit enoogh to be willing;
to have her father's house used as
a court house.