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The Weekly Enterprise.
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FOR THE 0
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And the FAMILY CIRCLE.
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Oregon City, Oregon.
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Jl XV. ROSS, M. I).,
Physic ian and Surgeon,
TOifice on Mam Stieet, opposite Mason
ic 1CU, Oreyo i Citv. lti
Physician and Surgeon,
7T Office at his I)nir Store, near Tost
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ner of M tin and Seventh streets.
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u-sort ineiit of Patent Medicines. Per;umer
ies. Toiler Articles, F nicy S aps, etc., on
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AXD OR ALKRS IX
Chemicals. Patent Medicines. Paints,
Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
Mfy-.i every artielf kept a Drug Store. Main
Street. Oieiron Citv.
W. F. HXG-HFIELD,
Establi-hed since 1 849. at the old stand,
Main St net, Oregon City, Oregon.
An Aoriment ot w atclie-.. Jew
elry, awd Sth Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of win eh are warranted
ro lie a- represented.
iNiiairimr il.i-ip Jin short notice.
aid thankful for past favors.
"Livs and Let Live."
7 1 ELDS & STBICKLKR,
COL'Ji.TUY PRODUCE, Ac
CHOICE WINKS AND LIQUOUS.
J-" At the 1 1 .-tind of Woitnian & F elds
"Bamu m Saloon."
IKXT & PLOIEY,
DI PEN'SERS OF
Choice Wines, Elcuors & Cigars.
M tia st.,Oteiio!i City.
".t-T" CalUsund Ro'-ert Potter will hnw vmi
through the est lblishm nt.
" Balrmiin Restaurant."
LEON l)ElA)l hi, ruopuiETOR
. ....... ,r
EOX DeLOUEV, PuopinETOR
OF THIS ESfAULlSllMEXT.
Main .-t., Oregon City,
T" Knows how to serve his custom r
with "(Iv te- s. Piirs' Feet, a good cup of Coff e
or ; SQUARE MEAL.
EXV YOKK 3IUTUAL
LIFE IHSUBAXCE COMPW
(Of Oregon City Mann'actunng Company,1
IS.Sm LOCAL AGr'XT.
TftL- AP orders for the delivery of nierchan-li-e
r n.ickases and freight ot wh-itoror
cnption.toany p irto'-the city, will be ese -
ciUeJ promptly and with care.
Out in the Cold.
With hi iie-cold hands and stockingless feet.
Wandering a child in the cheerless street;
Children were many, who, boused and fed,
Lovingly nestled, dreaming in bed
Caroled their joy in a land of bliss,
Without a thought or care of this ;
They were warm in humanity's fold.
JJut this little child was out in the cold
Out in the cold.
Bleak blew the wind in through the cheer
Dashing along the merciless sleet ;
All furled and shawled, man, woman and
Hurried along, for th storm grew wild ;
They could not bear the icicle's blast.
Winter so rude on their pathway cast.
Alas none pitied no one consoled
The little wanderer out in the cold
Out in the cold.
She had no father, she had no mother,
Sisters none, and never a brother ;
They had passed on to the star-world
She remained here with nothing to love.
Nothing to love " O ! men did not know
What wealth of joy that child could bestow;
bSo lhy went by and worshipped their
Leaving the Uttlti one out in the cold
Out i.i the cold.
Wandered she on till lite shades of night
Veiled her shivering form from sight ;
Then, wish cold hands over her breast.
She prayed to her Father in Heaven for
When hours had fled, "neath the world's
Hungered and chilled she laid herself
Lay down to rest, while the wealthy rolled
In carriages past her. out in the cold
Oat in the cold.
Out. in the cold !o ! an angel form
Drought her white robes that were rich
and warm ;
Out in Ihe cold, on the sleeping child.
The sainted face of a mother smiled ;
A sister pressed on Iter brow a ki-s
Led her mid scenes of heavenly bliss ;
And angels gathered into their fold
That night the little one out in the cold
Out in the cold.
Unblushing attempt at .Bribery
Tlie Story of Six (' ixens of Polls m Iui
would i Jt Expoit
STATEMENT OF II. SIMPSON'
On the 25th l.ay of April last,
at .tlie meeting of the Circuit Court,
in Dallas, one J. O. Shelton, win
works in the hotel at that place,
took me out and very privately
informed me that he was author
ized to employ fifteen men to work
in a stone quarry opposite Astoria,
in WashiuLTton Territory, and that
the understanding was that he was
to hire Democrats only.
Mr. Shelton rsive me to under
stand distinctly that his object was
to jet Democrats out of Oretron
and keep them out until after the
election. He said that he was
authorized to pay 82 50 in gold
coin for work per day of eight
hours, or 12-i-forten hours work
x?r day, and pay the expenses, oi
myself' and the other boys who
wanted to go, and also jay us
watres for our time from Salem to
the quarry, in Vrashiugton Terri
tory.' Mr. Shelton told me that he
would vouch for the boys getting
work on the above terms until after
the election, and a free ticket home;
and also said that since he had
come to Salem "these fellows here
tell me that they think you can get
about Si 00 apiece in VVashington
Territorv for voting for Garfielde."
Shelton also told me that if
I could get from four to six more
boys to go with me he would pay
me 820 for my services, 15 ot
which he paid and promised to pay
me the other 8-3 on my return.
Upon receiving the above prop
ositions, I saw and counseled with
attorneys, at Dallas, and other
persons" in whom I had confidence,
as to the best plan for working up
a case that would result in exposing
the rascality of certain agents for
the disbursement of sums, which I
had for some time been satisfied
were being used for the purpose o5
trying to corrupt voters m 1 ok
We accordingly rode to Salem
on last Tuesday, where our friend
Shelton promised to meet us, he
j having gone over on tlie stage the
! 1 ' V 1 krt'l11T
Oil arriving at Salem we found
our friend Shelton, and also made
the acquaintance of a rather trood
looking but dark complexioned
gentleman (so-called) by tlie name
of Jasper X. Matheny" who was
very kind to us, and who wrote a
letter of recommendation to St.
John, in Portland, the original of
which I have in my possesion.
Mr. Matheny also ivory kindly
furnished myself and friends with
free tickets on the P. T. Company's
boats to i ortlatul, and, tor a com
parative stranger, scorned to take
a trreat interest in our trotting
a good job of work and at good
Matheny, also, to give us confi
dence, I suppose, told us that he
1 uaa UIUt ' "v,u'1 m K,m
1 men to St. John, and that he had
OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 180.
heard from them and they were all
The boys referred to and myself,
on our arrival at Salem, had a pri
vate interview in the Odd Follows
Library, where we met Mr. Mathe
ny, Mr. Shelton, and a tall dark
complexioned gentleman whom
they called Phillips.
Mr. Shelton kept us waiting
from about two o'clock in the after
noon (Tuesday) until after night
before he got things arranged for
our departure. lie accused Phil
lips of being dilatory in " coming
around and fixing up business,"
and said he gave him a cursing for
being so negligent ; but he assured
us that he would see Kirch and got
the matter fixed.
Mr. Shelton finally said he had
not money enough to pay us the
$10 apiece which he promised ns
in advance, but he said ho would
go down to Mr. Hirsch's store, in
the building below, and get it. I
waited at the door until Mr. Shel
ton came out, when he told me
that he got the monev. He went
with us and paid me 855 on the
While at Salem on last Tuesday,
I saw and talked with a number
of my Democratic friends in Salem,
and explained to them the object
of our excursion to Portland.
We returned from Portland yes
terday having had a very pleasant
In conclusion, I wish to say to
my Republican friends in Salem
that I think they had bettor try
their hand at exporting Chinamen
before they spend all their mon,jy
in Polk county. M
And, to quote from my friend
Matheny, I would say that so far
as I know " the above named jen
tolmen arc allhonist strate forward
citizens of Polk county ;1' but, no
preventing Providence, most of
them will be very apt to vote the
straight Domocratie ticket over in
State of Onroow
Count v of Marion.
T. II, Simpson, being duly sworn,
say that the foregoing statement,
by me signed, is a fair and correct
account of the conversations and
transactions therein related.
'Subscribed and sworn to before
me this Gth day of May, 1870.
E. C:i a'nstox,
Justice of the Peace.
1 3 1'ATK
of OnF.oox. )
county oi Marion. )
AVe, i. Simpson and II. Wood,
being duly sworn, say that we
were present most of the time at
the conversations refered to in the
above, statement of II. Simpson,
which occurred at Salem on last
Tuesday, and the same is substanti
ally true as far as we heard.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this Gth day of May, 1S70.
Justice of the Peace.
State of Okeuox
County of Marion.
I, D. S. Pnssell, being duly
-worn, say that I am a resident of
Oallas in "Polk county. That on
the 3d day of this month I was
present at a part of the conversa
tions referred to in the affidavit of
U. Simpson, which occurred at tlie
Odd Fellows Library in Salem,
with J. X. Matheny and J. O.
Shelton, and I further say that the
statement or said Simpson is sub
stantially correct as far as I heard
the same. D. S. Kusselu
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this Gth day of May, 1870.
Justice of the Peace.
The following is the letter of J
X. .Matheny to E St. John alluded
to in the foregoing statement oi
II. Simpson. It is a true copy,
verbatim ct literatim:
Salem, May 4th, 1870.
FitiEND St. .Toiix
Deaii Sip. the barrers
of this note will apply to you to
got worke they will stick to you
as long as von wont them. They
understand' the ternies that you
imploy your hands on and are will
ing to" except a situation from you
at-our fhniers. Six in all. Xames
Messrs P. Simpson
II. Simpson,, Wm. Woods XV m
Shell on and D. S. Pupel.
The above named Jentelmcn are
all honsit. S1 rate forward citizens
of Pelk count v.
i Yours Trul v
J. X. Matiiexy
State of Orkoox. )
Count v of Marion. ( ss"
I,H. Simpson, being duly sworn,
say that I am a resident of Polk
county, and that the forgoing is
tlie original letter which was hand
ed to me by J. O. Shelton at Salem,
on the 3d in st., as the letter of J.
N. Matheny. And I father say
that said Matheny told me in the
a ternoen of said day that he
would write us a letter of recom
mendation to a man in Portland
by the name of St. John.
Subscribed ar:d sworn to before
me this Gth day of May, 1870.
Justice of the Peace.
Salem, Oregon, May 4th, 1870.
Fiuend Hiogs, The boys left
here this morning for Portland.
They send their horses by Mr. Xu
comb. I want you to see that they
get home, and oblige yours truly,
J. O. Siieltox. .
The above is a copy of a letter
written by the exporter J. O. Shel
ton, in which he speaks of the
boys (referring to II. Simpson and
others) and their horses which
they sent back to Polk count'.
This man Piggs is also engaged
in the exporting business. Xo
doubt, he crossed the six Polk
county boys and their horses on
his ferry at Buena Vista, and
declined taking toll for the same.
We find on the margin of this
letter the initials " U. S. S.," and
have been guessing at its meaning.
Wonder if it isn't "Old Flax
brake's" password, by which he
keeps it before his devoted follow
ers that he furnishes the money to
buy ii) the next Icgislacare to go
for him for the United States Sen
ate. An Inroortant Letter.
Sax Francisco, April 27, 1870.
Dp.. A. M. Lokyea, Vice-Provident
of the Oregon Immigration, Board
of Statistics and Labor Ex
change. Dear Sip.: Referring to our
conversation on the subject of the
inducements offered by the State of
Oregon to immigrants, would say:
I am desirous to bring the sub
stance of what has been said into
definite shape, so as to enable me
to form an intelligent judgement
as to whether the best jiiterests of
those I represent would be served
by my deciding to locate them on
lands in your State. They are
English, Irish, .Scotch and German
and for the most part are agricult
urists; some are herdsmen, and a
few are mechanics. There will not
be less than five hundred families.
They intend to form settlements of
their own according to their sever
al nationalities, and want lands
adapted to their pursuits. Their
means are limited, and on this ac
count the inducements you hold
out would have mach force in gov
erning my decision. It is the wish
of the people to employ their cash
in providing shelter for their wives
ind little ones, and in bringing
their lands under cultivation.
Whilst they are poor in ready mon
ey, they are rich in those elements
which your State requires, and
when judiciously employed make a
people prosperous and" great. They
have splendid physical health, ripe
expeiience in their various pursuits
strong arms, willing hands and
hearts overflowing with hope.
1 am prepared to decide and act
as soon as negotiations have been
concluded, and locations selected.
It would be premature for me to
attempt to make selection of suita
ble locations until I know definite
ly the price of the lands and the
terms on which they can be had.
Therefore, would ask that as early
a reply as is convenient may be
T. Egeutox IIogg.
In reference in the matter con
tained in the foregoing letter, Dr.
Loryea invites propositions for the
sale of fifty thousand acres of wild
land situated somewhere in West
ern Oregon. Thosa having lands
to offer should give the precise lo
cation, price, quahtv, terms ot pay
rneut, adaptability to different pro
ducts and any other particulars
that would be ot interest.
A Xovel Suit. A man named
Kenneth MeCaskill, who was well
known in Victoria for a number of
years, sues the Pacific Mail Steam
ship Company in San Francisco,
for 810,000. "it appears that he
was a passenger on the steamship
Golden City when she went ashore;
and became sick from the inclem
ency of the weather.
The Cleveland Herald thinks the
marriage service should bo changed
to read : Who dares 'take this
woman? and the groom shall an
swer, I dare.
From the Daily Press.)
T. Patterson is a native of Arm
strong county, Pennsylvania, and
is a son of Hon. Findley Patterson,
who for a series of years occupied
various prominent positions in that
State. Ilis ancestors settled in
Western Pennsylvania at an early
day. and at this time are represent
ed in that section of country by
numerous families of the same
name, of wealth and influence.
The political record of the family
there, from the days of Jefferson
to the present time is that of the
most strict adherance and unswa
voring fidelity to Democratic prin
ciples. Shortly after the organization of!
that Territory, 31 r. Patterson re
moved from his native State to
Kansas, and during Mr. Buchanan's
administration he hold a 'position
in the J. S. Land Office, for the
Western District of Kansas.
At the commencement of the
war he was one of the proprietors
of a Democratic paper published
at Junction City, Kansas. In the
year 18G2, this paper was distroyed
tit the instigation of the Union
League because of its fearless ad
vocacy of Democratic principles,
and its prosistent denunciation of
the usurpations of that day. Sub
sequently Mr. Patterson became a
resident of Leavenworth City, and
was connected with a banking
establishment at that place until
the spring of 18G4. During the
dark stormy days of that locality
Mr. Patterson, at the risk of lift
and property steadfastly adhered
to his political principles and fear
lessly denounced tyranny and
wrong which characterized the
actions of the then rulers of the
Mr. Patterson arrived in Oregon
in October 18G4, and has since
been a resident of the city of Port
land, with the exception of a few
months absence in the mines during
1805. In April 1SGG he came con
nected with the Oregon Herald ii
business manager, in which posi
tion he eontinude until Xovember
1808. In July 18G9 he became one
of the proprietors and publishers
of that paper. Of Mr. Patterson
course during his residence in Ore
gon, the Democracy are advised
by their own oe:'ation, and they
know him to have been firm, con
sistent and energetic party man,
working always for the success of
true principles over the demoral
izing doctrines of Kadicalism.
From our long ami extensive
acquaintance with Mr. Patterson,
we take groat pleasure in saying
that he is an exemplary young gen
tleman, trustworthy politically,
and in all respects, and we cheer
fully recommend him to the confi
dence and support of the Oregon
Democracy, who will, no doubt,
feel it an enviable privilege, as
well as a political duty, to cast the
full party vote for him as for any
other man on the State Ticket.
liemember the Oregon Herat J.
of which Mr. Patterson is one of
tlie proprietors, is striking terrific
cuts upon the common enemy in thi
campaign we are not wanting in
grateful appreciation. His reward
will be a united support, ami an
overwhelming success at our hands
on election day.
Last week, says a correspondent
of the Statesman, as the iewer
and surveyor appointed to locate a
road from Bnttville to Waconda
were at the house of one of tin
pioneer settlers, holding a responsi
ble office in this county, they re
marked that they were afraid of
not getting men enough to carry
the chain next day. Two of his
daughters, who were present, and
who had paid considerable atten
tion to mathematical and surveying
studies, said they would help thorn.
The viewers, however, looked at it
as amere joke; but the next morn
ing the three young ladies appeared
at Buttev'le on horseback. One
of them led tlie horses, and occas
ionally read off the course on the
compass, which she did with accu
racy. The other two were sworn
in and carried the chain correctly
and efficiently for seve'n miles, on
o lioil nfeimviirr the whole
day. One of the young ladies is
the same who, two or three years
.-.go, climed Mount Hood, and we
believe on the highest pinnacle.
AVhcn we road the phrase "our
country," we are instinctively for
ced to' exclaim which country?
the one made by Washington and
his corn-patriots, or the one made
by bumner, Len. Lutler, and the
The new name for weaning ba
A Trent sn Romance
The State Gazette vouches for
the following story:
Some months since a man named
Johnson, residing in a neighboring
State, saw the picture of a Trenton
damsel, Miss Jones, at .the house
of a relative of tlie lady, and
through it fell in love with the orig
inal. Obtaining the address of his
charmer, Johnson wrote her a let
tor, which was answered by Miss
Jones, a regular correspondence
was the result. In due course of
time Johnson asked the momentous
question, was given a favorable
answer, and shortly after sent Miss
Jones a letter, in which he stated
that he would be in Trenton in two
days from date thereof when he
should claim her as his wife.
Punctually on the day appointed
Johnson appeared, and introduced
himself to Miss Jones, and the pair
were mutually pleased with each
other on this the occasion of their
first mooting. The subject of their
approaching marriage was dis
cussed, and it was agreed that it
should take place that very even
ing. The couple repaired to the
residence of the Rev. Xicodemus
X'ockcloth, when the to-be bride
groom took the minister aside and
informed him that his name was
not Johnson, but Green; that the
lady knew him only as Johnson,
and that he w ished to be married
to her under that name.
Tlie reason assignea for this
course having been explained to
the satisfaction of the clergy man,
the ceremony was performed, the
marriage U e paid, and the couple
returned to the home of Mrs. John
son where the course of true love
did run smoothly for wo days, at
the end. of which time Johnson "
turned up missing."
On the second day thereafter,
while pondering on this sudden
change in the situation, Mrs. J.
is startled by a ring at the door
bell of the. Jones mansion. An
swering the summons in person,
she is accosted by a gentleman,
who asks if a lady by the name o
Jones resides there. He is answer
ed in the ofiirmative, invited into
the parlor, gives Ins name as John-;
n, and states that he has come
on to claim Aliss. Jones as Ins bride.
An explanation follows from
which it. appears that Johnson, who
is unable to write employed a
friend named Green to carry on his
correspondence, by which means
he latter became in possession of
the arrangements in the proposed
marriage. Taken advantage of
this fact, the perfidious Green
states the time of Johnson's arrival
in Trenton some days earlier than
requested by his friend, comes on
to this city himself, marries the
girl, and at the end of two days
deserts her, as above stated.
Very wisely concluded tha'
"what's done cannot be undone,1'
and that the bogus Johnson has
left never to return, the twain
lopair to the office of Justice Black
stone, where they are quickly made
one flesh, and the pair have since
lived together, seemingly as hap
ply as i! no such man asGrter. had
A Goon Keconstpuctop.
Vmong the ropresei t itive moi
iow in Washington clamoring fi r
t'le reconstruction of Georgia, is a
nigger by the name of Asporia
Brallev. He is a State Senator
from that State, and a lawyer. Be
cently application was made by
Mr. Kiddle lor his admission to
practice in the Supieme Court of
the Uiiiled Stall's. We see it now
announced that the aforesaid Kid
lie appeared in Court a day or
. wo afterwards and withdrew the
. amo, apologizing to Jie Court foi
aving offered it. It appeared,
a.nong other tilings that Bradley
had served a term in the luniten-
iiary. In radicical ethics the of-
v'ense consisted in being caught
and not committing the act that
sent him there.
The Weyanwe (Wis.) Times
tolls the following: "A vomi"
oup'e in this place lately" com
menced keeping house, and during
the week the head of the family
called on one of our merchants
and laid iu the following stock of
provisions: Five cents1 worth o
soda, five cents1 worth of salt, two
cents1 worth of pepper, one stick
ot gum, one cent, one bar of soap
twelve cents. The sum amounted
to jiii-l twenty-five cents, which h
paid in specie, and as he turned to
leave the store, he remarked to the
obliging clerk, that keeping house
A'as cheaper than boarding."
The platform of female voters of
Mormonism ought to be Mor-men-
.tim. . .-niw..inini u m Ml l n I
The lately appointed carbet-bag
Govenor of Idaho takes considera
ble time in finding his way to Idaho.
If all reports are true it is exceed
ingly doubtful whether he finds
his way here unless he gets express
ed as freight. If he concludes to
come in that way whatever com
pany he puts himself in charge of,
will be obliged to see that he reach
es his destination. The bad .pre
cedent of appointing men wholly
unacquainted with western life and
western people should have been
avoided by General Grant had
he considered the influence f
tlie people of the Territories -worth
possessing. As it is he takes the
bit in his mouth, assumes the respon
sibility, whatever it lie, of ignoring,
in toto, the voice of the people,
make1 s appointments without the
recommend of a single resident of
the Territory. His course rapidly
driving from the Republican party
in this Territory the lew remaining
supporters of his party. On the
first Monday of June he will learn
that what we say is as true as Holy
Writ although the Republicans
have nominated a ticket in seferal
of the counties they will have but
a light support. Idaho will roll
up a larger Democratic majority
than she has ever before. We
diily hear of men who have been
recognized radical leaders deserting
the party that is thus wantonly
overriding public sentiment. Con
necticut has givn is administra
tion its first nbuke and other
States are sure to follow. The Ter
ritories will present an unbroken
front in opposition to his Territo
rial policy which is more ruinous
than of any proceeding administra
tion. Idaho Co'on icle.
Kot Lo.rt, bt Savedo
Slowly, sadly, and mournfully
tolls the village bell. The first
stroke tells us that the angol of
death has coif?e amotjg us,While
each successive one impresses our
mind more and more with the les
son of the solemn event. We
pause a moment in $ur onward
career and turn aside from the
strange intoxications of business
and pleasure to reflect upon those
iMuiuous ot ood. w e realize
that a future and unknown destiny
is before ns; thoughts of eternity
and a life beyond the grave causes
feeling of solemnity to steal
through our hearts. We are moved
by divine sympathy for the be
reaved to visit them, to speak ten
derly of the one that is gone ami
offer our consolations. Thev refuse
to be comforted. Their afiliction
is great ; the roots of deep-seated
parental affection is torn fron their
hearts ; wounds are bleeding and
grief is unmeasured'in their cup of
sorrow. The procession moves
slowly ausj silently to tliej
churchyard. Friends gather arountl
the tomb. It is hard to commit
the body of one so little and tender
to a resting idace beneath the cold
unsympathizing sod. Agonizing
cries burst forth anew. Thev can
not realize that the life which ani
mated the i'orm of tre loved one
now sleeping has flown to the far
off spirit land and is havmv in it
new abiding place. They forget
that the body is dust returning to
dust, that the life and the spirit
hici w as so dear to them is not
lost but saved, and will in the
hereafter, bind them by close and
stronger ties to tlie kingom0of
our heavenly Father.
Social Equality. The Santa
Clara Arftts of April 9th says:
The white and black Republi
cans of San Jose have set the ex
ample of social equality. The
'anghters of some of the leading
-non of the part y attended the cob
orod ball, on Thursday evening,
and had a jolly good time with the
colored beaux. JVbn ditputandnuh
est de fficstibus. Certainly they
had no right to do so, and we do
not mention the fact in a' spirit of
fault-finding. It is said that in
waltzing the dusky exquisites gave
the preference to the plain beauties
while the plain gentlemen affected
the colored darlings. The diversity
of-taste prevented all squabbling
about partners. All wont merry
asa marriage bell
And when mutie rose with it voluptuous
swell .' U
Soft-cyes lookod love to eyes which spake
A little boy couldn't remember
the text exactly, but thought it
was "something about a hawk be
tween two pigeons." It was, " why
halt ye between two opinions."
A traveler writes home from
Paris: "The word I have stood
most in need of since my arrival
hero is the french for damn."