The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, April 09, 1870, Image 1

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VOL. 4L.
WO. 2D
The Weekly Enterprise.
Democratic paper,
Business Man, the Farmer
01 nd the FAMILY CIRCLE.
OFFICE Corner of Fifth and Main streets
Oregon City, Oregon.
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T Work solicited.
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JOHN MYERS, Financial Agent.
Physician and Surgecn,
(rj"0fTice on Main Street, oppos
ie Hail, Oregon Citv.
ite Mason-
Physician and Surgeon,
Office at his Drujr Store, near Tost
Office, Orejron City, Orgn. 13tf
Verinaivently Located at Orejon Cifijy Oregon
-With Dr. Saffarrans, on Main st.
SURGEON, ronTi.xi, OnEc.( n.
OFFICE d'i Front street Residence cor
ner f Main and Seventh streets.
Oasssisi and Druggist,
Betk Stark and IVaki njlon.
air Physicians.' Prescriptions Carefully
prepared, at re luced Prices. A complete
assortment of Patent Medicines, Perfumer
ies, Toilet Articles, Fancy Saps, etc., on
hand and for sale ;it lowest prices. ntitf
A. n. BKI.L.
xxn dealers
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
Perfumery, Oik, Varnishes,
And every article kept in a Drug Store. Main
Street. Oregon City.
Established since lS49,at the old stand,
Main Street, Oregon. City, Orejon.
-An Assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, aud Seth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be as represented.
Uepiiii ings done on short notice,
und thankful for past favors.
"Live and Let Live."
JpiEIiDS A: ST1 1 1 CKLER,
$?TAt the oi l stand of Wortman & Yields
Oregon Cit , Oregon. 13tf
"Barnum Saloon."
Choice Wines, Liquors & Cigars,
Main st., Oregon City.
Tf Call, and Robert Potter will show you
through the establishment. 13tt
11 Barnum Restaurant."
T EON DeLOUEY, Proprietor
Main st., Oregon City,
Knows how to serve his customers
with Oytei s. Piiis' Feet, a good cup of CofT-e
or a SQU A K i: 11 KA n. 1 0t t
(Of Oregon City Manufacturing Company,)
15.3m 3 LOCAL AGENT.
City Drarraaih
tS, All order3 for the delivery of merchan
dise or packages and freight of whatever des
cription, to any part of the' city, itill be exe
cuted promptly and with care,
Hk . t
Ay, scoff at other?, call them silly fools,
rile up their errors mark the trait-that
rules ;
Avoid their merits, seek alone to find
Their faults and failings leave all else be
hind. Of character, leave not a single trace.
Heap on the scandal, bring them to dis
grace, Show them no mercy, one will deem them
If 'neath your heel you grind them to the
Strew rankling thorns along their futuie
Blight all their prospects, never fear re
morse, Yourself perfection, in your faultless mind.
One spark of evil noue could hope to find
Erect an alter, offer sacrifice,
Tiie god of Evil, give him something nice;
Still ply the lash, conserve the good and
Denouce all virtues, nourish vice and hate.
Thus through your life aim only to destroy
The peace of others ; deem it sweet to joy
To wreck their happiness, their life, their
And fill their cup of misery with gall.
And when death comes to claim you for
his own.
Review the crimes, the evil you have done.
Throw off your armor sheath your reek
ing sword
And ot the devil claim your just reward.
Upon my bosom lies
A knot of blue and gray ;
You ask me why. Tears fill my eyes,
As low to you I say :
I had two brothers once
Warm-hearted, bold and gay ;
They left my side one wore the blue,
The other wore the gray.
One rode with Stonewall and his men,
And joined his fate to Lee ;
The other followed Sherman's march
Triumphant to the sea.
Both fought for what they deemed the
And died with sword in hand ;
One sleeps amid Virginia's hills,
And one in Georgia's sands.
The same sun shines upon their graves,
My love unchanged must stay ;
And so upon my bosom lie3
The knot of blue and gray.
No. 21. ?
These counties, situated in the
southwest part of the State, on
the Pacific ocean, are so nearly
alike in their soil, climate, ami gen
eral resources that the Committee
have thought best to give a gen
eral description of both under the
same head.
The united area of these counties
is 2,132,000 acres, their population
about 1,300, and their united as
sessed property valuation $3G4,083.
The estimated amount of land un
der cultivation is between five and
six thousand acres.
The following statement is made
v Ex-Go v. A. C. Gibbs, who has
traveled over the country, and is
familiar with its character and rc-
sources :
Currv Countv is the south-
western county in the State, and
includes Cape 7 Blanco, the most
western point of land in Oregon,
at which point a light-house is to be
erected during the present year.
The Pacific ocean forms the
western boundary of the county.
This section is generally hilly and
broken, and mostly coverd with
timber, though there is a number
of verv rich prairies and valleys.
Some of the prairies extend for a
number of miles up and down the
cost, and are covered with a heavy
growth of nutritious wild grass.
There are other prairies futher
back. The sou is rich, even to
the tons of the hills. The timber
is hr, spruce, alder, oak, solt maple,
and white and red cedar. The
white cedar is the best finishing
lumber to be found on the cost,
and while it has been a leading ar
ticle of export for twelve years or
more, still the supply is abundant,
though lumbermen have to go furth
er back to obtain it. It is common
to find a cedar tree extending over
a hundred feet without a knot or
limb. It finds a ready market in
California, the Sandwich Island,
and even China. All kinds of n-rnin
(excepting corn), as well as vege
table?;, are adapted to this section.
The moisture from the ocean ren
ders this county, like all others west
of the Coast Range of mountains,
better adapted to grazing than the
country in the interior of the State.
There is also less rain in winter
west of the Coast Rimge than there
is oeiwcen me coast Kange and the
Cascade mountains. The weather
is also milder in winter,
Large bands cf elk are frequent
ly seen. During the early settle
ment of the prariries along the
coast, it was connnoE-tosee twenty
together. Deer arc still abundant.
At the mouths of the Coquille
and Rogue rivers are harbors that
have been used by small vessels,
to some extent. At Port Orford
there is good anchorage, and a
roadstead well protected, excepting
from the southwest. This is the
principal shipping port, and steam
ers fiequently stop in on their way
up an down the cost. Coal, copper,
silver" and gold are found at differ
ent places. Gold mining has been
found remunerative in many places,
principally however along the coast
just oboVe the summer tide line,
or where the sea has receded, in
the sand. These mines are inex
haustible, as the high tides and
seas of winter bring a fresh supply
of sand mixed with dust, for the
coming summer's work. The cop
per mines and quartz ledges will
be worked to advantage at some
future day. Recent developments
of quartz ledges are said to be very
flattering. Considerable capital is
required to work such mines suc
cessfully. Besides the rivers named, there
are several smaller streams putting
into the ocean, in all of which, in
the spring and fall large quantities
of the finest salmon may be easily
caught. They are a staple article
of export, and the business of ex
porting them will largely increase
as the art of preserving them fresh
in cans is better understood. Cod
and other fish are also caught with
hook and line at Port Orford.
There arc also banks near the
mouth of Rogue river where cod
fish may be caught. Much of the
timber country is easily cleared du
ring the long, dry summers, thus
the best of farms arc made along
the streams, even where there are
no prairies. Pees have been impor
ted, and do remarkable well, and
the honey is better than that gath
ered on the large prairies in the
There is a road from Crescent
City, California, up the coast to the
mouth of Umpqua river; also from
Port Orford back into the Umpqua
valley. Another leads from tide
water on the Coquille river to Rose
burg. Coos County. All that has been
said in relation to climate, soil, tim
ber, and products of Curry county,
applies equally well to Coos, which
bounds it on the north.
Coos Pay is the leading seaport
in southern Oregon. Empire Citv,
about four miles from its mouth, is
the county seat. There is a num
ber of steam saw mills on the bay,
doing a large and thriving business
other timber has
been found of a superior quality
for shin-building. A number of
vessels have been built at Simp
son's mills, and it is believed
there is no other place in the Uni
ted States where- as good ves
can be built for less money. There
are extensive coal fields very near
the bay, which have been succes
fully worked for over ten years.
The principal market tor coal is
in San Francisco, where the Coos
Bay coal is said to command
better price than any other found
on the Pacifice coast. These ex
tensive coal beds add greatly to
the commercial interest of the bay,
and wealth of the county
There are rich gold mines in the
southern part of the county, and
the indications of silver, copper,
and iron arc seen.
Congress made a grant of land
for the construction of a wagon
road fron tide-water on Coose river,
to Roseburg, in Douglas county,
and a joint-stock company has be
gun the work. With this road
completed, Coos Bay will command
the trade of Umpqua and part of
Rogue river valleys.
A greater variety of fish is found
in the bay than at any other place
in the State. That fact, though
not fully appreciated at present,
adds greatly to the prospective
wealth of the county.
These two counties are distin
guished for their living springs and
streams of pure, cold water, and the
general good health of the country.
Those in search of cather, need
look no further.
MAxms.-Thiuk before you speak;
Lofnrn whom vou sneak ; what
vou sneak. I late not each other
fw.-nuo vou differ in opinion, rath
er love each other; for it is im pos
sible that in such a variety of sen
timents. there should not be some
fixed point on which all men ought
to unite We should never blush
at owning that we have been in
fault, for it is equivalent to saying;
"I am wiser to-day than I was yes
tcrdav.'. The voice of God may be heard
or thirty elk in a drove,
in every judgemest of
Shine Your boots Sir IV
From the Children's Hour.J
The voice was childish and
sweet-toned, but a little unsteady.
The man glanced down from under
the brim of an old lelt hat that had
once been white and a pair of soft
lare blue eyes looked up into his.
"Shine your boots sir"
The man shoook his head as he
uttered a brief " o, and passed
But the tender face and soft,
asking eyes, haunted him. After
walking on for hall a block, trying
to forget the face and eyes of the
boy, he stopped, turned . aroumi
and went back, he hardly knew
" Shine your boots, sir i" it was
the same innocent voice but a little
firmer in tone. He looked down
at the bare feet and worn clothes,
and a feeling of pity touched his
"Xot this morning, my lad,"
answered the man, " but here's the
price of a shine ;" and he reached
him ten cents.
" Haven't come to that yet."
And the lad drew himself up a lit
tle proudly. " I'm not a beggar,
but a boot-black. Just let me
shine 'em sir. Won't keep you a
There was no resisting this ap
peal. So the man placed his boot
on the boy's foot rest, and, in a lit
tle while, its surface was like pol
ished ebony.
" Thank you !" said the little fel
low as, on finishing the second boot,
received his fee.
The man walked away, holding
in his mind, very distinctly, an im
age of the boy that did not fade.
On the next morning, while on
his way to business, he was greet
ed by the same lad with
"Shine your boots, sir?"
And in a voice steadier than on
the day before. The little boot
black was gaining confidence in
his nsw calling.
The man stopped, placed his foot
on the boot-rest, and the boy set
his brushes to work in the liveliest
" Where do you live, my little
man ?"
The boy brushed on, seeming
not to have heard. s ne umsneu
one boot, and was about commen
cing the other, the man said, chang
ingthe form of the question,
"Where is your home?"
"Haven't got any." As the boy
made this answer, he looked up in
to the man's face for an instant,
and then let his eyes fall upon his
" Xo home ?"
"No, sir."
"Where do you sleep?"
"Most anywhere that I can creep
in," replied the boy, as he brushed
away with all his" might. Then,
as he rose up, he said, with a busi
ness air
".That's a good shine sir?"
"First rate," answered the man
whoso interest in the boy was in
creasing. "Can't be beat. And
now, whats the charge?"
" Ten cents, sir."
The ten cents were paid. " Sleep
'most anywhere you can creep m i
said the man. " Y hat do you
mean by that?"
" Well, sir, it's so. Sometimes I
get a bed in a cellar, ainl some
times in a garret just as it hap-
"Do you pay tor it r
"Oh yes, indeed. They won't
let you sleep for nothing.
"How much do you pay
a bed ?"
"Sixpense or a shilling, 'cording
to where it is."
"Why don't you stay in one
place? asked the man. "Why do
or. from ce lar to garret, as
" -y
say. iust as it happens?"
"'Cause, sir, they get drunk,
and swear and fight so 'most any
where I et in, that I don't care to
(r0 aain ; and so I keep
round. Shine your boots, sir?"
And, seeing a customer, off the
boy ran, for he had his living to
earn ami couldn't stop to talk when
there was business to do.
Tim man walked away more
than ever interested in this brave
little fellow, fighting, at so tender
an age the battle of life.
A few hours ltcr in the day it
wi5 midsummer and the air hot
and sultry as this man was pass
ino- the corner of a street where an
annle-woman had her stand, he
witnessed a scene that we wiU ce-
The apple woman had fallen
asleep, Two boys a newsboy
and the little boot-black just men
tioned were at the stand. The
nowsbov. who was larger and
stouter "than the boot-black, seeing
a "ood chance to get apples witk-
out paying for them, was just seiz
ing two or three of the largest,
when the little boot-black pushed
bravely in, and the man heard him
say :
"That's stealing, and it can't be
done !"
The newsboy grew red with an
ger as he turned fiercely upon the
little fellow, raising his fist to
strike him ; but his well-aimed
blow did not reach the soft, yet
bravely indignant face, for an arm
stronger than his caught the de
scending fist and held it for an in
stant with a firm grip. In the
next moment the scared newsboy
had broken away, and was scam
pering down the street as fast as
his legs could carry him.
'That was well done my little
fellow !" exclaimed the man, turn
ing to the young boot-black. " And
now," he added, " you must come
to my store."
"Where is it sir?" asked the
" Xot far away. Come," said
the man, as he moved on ; and the
boy followed him. They walked
for a distance of two or three blocks
and then entered a store, the man
moving along through bales and
boxes until he reached a counting-
room, at the rear end. Laying off
his hat, he took a chair, turning to
the lad, who now stood before him
with a curious, wondering face
his foot-rest, containg brushes and
blacking, slung across his shoul
ders. "Take that thing off, and set it
out in the store, or throw it into
the street, I don't care which," said
the man, pointing to the dirty box.
The lad took it off, and set it
outside of the office door, then
came back and stood gazing at the
man earnestly.
" What is your name ?"
" Jimmy Lyon, sir," answerd
the boy.
" Is your father living?"
" Xo", sir."
" your mother ?"
" She's dead."
" How long has she been dead?"
"-Xot long, sir."
"And there is no one to take
care of you ?"
"Xo, sir."
" How old are vou ?"
"Ten, last June, sir."
The man thought of his own
ittle boy at home, just ten last i
June, and a shiver of pam crep
through his heart.
"What are you going to oo ?"
"Take care "of myself,sir. I've
got to do it now." And Jimmy
drew himself up and put on a brave
ook, which touched the man's
" Was it in the city your mother
died ?" inquired the man.
"Yes, sir."
"How long ago ?"
" It's only "three weeks, sir."
The brave look went out of his
" nere uui sue uie .
"Down in Water street. We
ived in a garret. She was, sick a
good while, sir, and could' not
work, rather died last winter. But
ic didn't do any tiling for us." A
shadow of pain was in the child s
ace, and the man saw him shud
Ah ! he understood too well the
sad story that Title boy could tell
the story of a drunken lather, and
a sick, heart-broken mother, dying
in want and neglect.
" Your mother was good, and
you loved her," said the man.
Instantly the large, soft eyes
gushed over with tears.
"What did she tell 3-011 before
she died ?" asked the man, speak
r in a low voice.
"She said," answerd the boy,
sorrowfully, yet with something
brave and manly in his voice
" ' Never steal, never tell a lie,
never swear, Jimmy, and God will
l.n vnnr friend: aud I've never
done any of
'em, sir, and never
'Your mother taught you to
pray, Jimmy ?"
"Yes. sir: and I say my prayers
every night, uau uup
1 . t 1
make fun ot me. but 1 aont mi no
it. I iust think it's God I'am say-
in"- em to.and tnen I leei an right,
c. ' f , . 1 i 1
The man lelt a cnoKiug m nis
throat, he was so moved by this,
nnil would not trust himself to
speak for some moments
" God is our best friend, Jimmy,"
he .said, after a little while, "ane
no one, trusts him in vain. He
has taken care or you since your
mother died, and, if you will be
a gooel boy, will always take cae
of yp;v. P yu know that it was
God who -led 'me to tb,e- apple-woman's
stnnel just in time to see
your brave and honest act ?"
The boy opened his large eyes
"We cannot see God, but God
can see us; and, what is more,
can look into our hearts, and knows
all we think or feel," replied the
" Oh yes, sir. My mother told
me that. But I don't know how
He led you."
"He leads us by ways that we
know not, my child. I think I
can make you understand. God
sees and knows eve-ything. He
knew that you would see the wick
ed boy try to steal apples and
that you would do all you could
do to stop him. Then he put it
into my thought to go and see a
man whose store I could not reach
unless I went by the apple-stand,
and this brought me to the spot
the right moment. I call that God
leading, Now do you understand ?"
" Oh yes, sir. I see it just as
clear as day," answered Jimmy, a
new light breaking over his Jace.
" And God, who loves you and
wants you to be good ami happy,
knew that if I saw how honest and
brave you were, I would be your
" Oh, sir ! will you ?' cried out
little Jimmy, trembling all over,
while his fine face lighted up sud
denly with hope and joy.
" Yes, my poor boy,' answerd
the man, whose heart was feeling
very tender toward the child.
" I will be your friend always, if
mf ml '
vou will be honest, truthful and
"I'll try to be as good as I can,
sir," sobbed Jimmy, losing all com
mand of his feelings.
Then the man went with him to
a store where thay sold boys' cloth
ing, and selected everything needed
to wear. But before he let him
dress up in his new garments he
took him to a bath-house, that he
might wash himself clean all over,
and comb the tangles out of his
curly hair.
Xo one would have dreamed that
the handsome, well-d reaped boy
who a little while afterward, walk
ed beside his new friend, holding
lis hand so tightly, was the same
whose A'oice, not an hour before.
lad been heard crying in the street
"Shine your boots, sir?" It was
never heard there again. God had
s:nt the brave child, who tried to
be good, a friend in need; and he
is now a happy boy, studying with
ill Ins might, and no doubt lie will
become a good and usetul man.
A Kailroad Haunted by the Spirit of
a victim.
The Boston papers publish the
bllowing as a strange but 'well au
thenticated story :
' the engineer of the freight
tram on the loston and .Lowell
Railroad, which leaves Boston
about 3 o'clock in themorning.
lias on several occasions discover
ed a red light swinging at a furious
rate at the Woburn Station where
the trains stop for water. The
light would sometimes be in front
and sometimes in the leSr of the
train. When the engineer would
stop his train anct send some one
to learn why the signal to stop
was made', the messenger would
be greatly surprised to see the
light vanish. . Investigation has
proved that no person was there
with a lantern, and the brakesman
ami conductor concur also in hav
ing beheld the phenomenon, which
so far as known, is without visible
cause. come laborers living on
1 "
laborers living
the line of the
above station state
ornings since they
that a few
were coming down the road in a
hand car, when they sueldenly
heard the approach of an engine
- 1
- 1 -
and tram, and knowing no train.
was elue in the vicinity at that
hour, they became greatly fright
eneel, anel jumped out of the car,
and threw it oft the track to await
the train which they thought wras
coming at a rapid pace upon them
but which, it is needless to say, elid
not come. lhe superstitious re
gard the affair as a forewarning to
some disaster,while the spiritualists
have the ready theory that it is the
spirit of a man who was killed
there about two vears since."
A keen politician 111 the citv of
Glasgow heard one day of the
death of the party opponent, who,
in a fit of mental aberration, hacl
shot himself, "Ah !" said he, "ganc
awa' that way by himself, has he ?
I wish that he had ta'en twa-three
davs shooting among his friends
before he went '
; -
Emulation looks out of merits,
that she- may exalt herself by a
victory; enyy spies out blemishes,
tliat she may lower by defeat.
Feminine vuTgarity at Saratoga
consists of appearing in less than
four different costumes in a day.
American Slang.
The utter ignorance of the Eng
lish of the signification of Amer-
can slang expressions often causes
some curious scenes between them
and the Yankee buyers in England,
who seem to think that because
their language generally is under
stood, all their American idioms
will be. An expert buyer, junior
partner in one of our large Ameri
can firms, at a recent vit to his
correspdent in an English manu
facturing city, was complimented
by the senior partner of the house,
who insisted on personally showLg
goods to his American purchaser.
"Their, sir," said Dawfas, throw
ing out a roll of goods, "what do
you think of that ?' 0
"0,that's played out," said the
American. ,
"It's what ?" said Bull.
"If splayed, I tell you,' said Ms
costomer, again.
"Played, ah ! realy we call it
ph7, h'yar in England, but this
isn t plad plad you know.
"Xo,' said the Yankee, "I don't
mean plad. I mean 'ter say it's
" Oh, no!' said tlQ other " not at
all . it has net gone up, quite the
contrary. We have taken off from
the price.'
" Over the left ; it's threepence
too high, now." '
o " Xo eloubt of it, but ourneigh
bors you know on the left are not .
manufacturers you know.' $,
" Very likely ; but I dont care
to be 'stuck' when I get home.'
" Really. Most extraordinary. Is -it
as elangerous in New York as
the newspapers 9ay O
"Yes, but I- don't want these
goods. I've got somefalready that
will knock the spots out of 'em.
" But my dear sir, there's no
spots on the goods, I assure yah.
They are perfect.'
" Well, well ; suppose we 'switch
off on these goods and try some
thing else .'
" Certainly,' said the English
man, who, tojthe infinite amuse
ment of the American's friend,
called a clerk with a wisp-broom,
and directed him to "switch off'
any dust lie could find, while lie
proceedeeLto show something else.
' There? saietothe Englishman,
triumphantly, spreaeling out anoth
er fabric. " There's the handsom
est piece of goods in England, 'arf
a guinea a yard.' " I can't see it V
Why, you are l9oking straight at
it. However, suppose you try the
light of this window.
"Xo; I don't mean that, said
the American, " I have't got the
stamps for such goods.
" Stamps ! no stamps required
but a bill stamp, which we arc hap
py to furnished.
This misunderstanding might
have continued fonge, had noj
one of the younge members of the
house, seeing his senior s perplexity,
rescued the American and put
him through after the manner of
his countrymen.
om.. a.
Centralization of Power.
From the PeoriiPNational Democrat.
The committee of the House of
Representatives of the district of
Columbia has been instructed to
report a bill to annul the charters of
the cities of Washington and
GeorgetownVithhe avowed pur
pose of taking the government of
the district from the peeple and
placing indirectly in the hands of
Congress Notwithstanding Con-.
gress has so manipulated the disk
tnct that negro officers are elected,
anel the city governments are rery
willing to do the will of Congress,
yet that body seems to desire that
a direct grasp shall be made upon
the few liberties which that people
enjoy. Congress is averse to a
goverment in which the people
have rule, and are gradually con
centrating power into thjir own
hands. o
Congress, by depriving the cities
in the district of their charters, dis
franchises the people, and refuses
to allow them any voice in the,
government, there in the smau
territory, Congress is as supreme
as it dires to be all over the land.
For about a century, the district,
nominally under the control of
Congress has elected officers of its',
municipalities, and governed itselfl
Xow it is proposed to take away
the city charters, then Congress
in ay. appoint its own creatures to
office and be, in fact, supreme gov
ernor of the district. It is a bitter -satire
on republican institutions
that such things can be in a country
pretending to be politically free.
A good way to find a woman
out Call when she isn't at, home.