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The W eskly Enterprise
A DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
Business Man, the Farmer
And the FAMILY CIRCLE.
.ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY EY
EDITOR AXC riUJLISHEK.
OFFICE Corner of Fifth and Main streets
Oregon City, Oregon.
TERMS of SUBSCRIPTION:
Single Copy one year, in advance, $3 00
TER MS of AD 'E R TISIXG :
TtMK'nt advertisements, including a!l
L ler.il;notk:es, 1 sq. of 12 lines, 1 w.$ 2 50
v For CiioU subsequent insertion i
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i Jji-hie-is Card, 1 square one year 12
gg- Remittince to be made at the risk e
I Subscriber, and at the expense of Agents.
B 00 E AS I) JOB PRINTING.
gy The Enterprise office is s-sppired with
4, beautiful, approved styles of tji
1 era . A Oil IX K PRK.-WfCS, which
le, and niou-
4 the i'rom ietur to do Jb Piinting at all times
Neat, Quick and Cheap !
kts- Wurk solicited.
i AH Jiuiuiti tr:i;iactitins upon a Specie baxi-i.
Physician and Surgeon,
I ":77-Office on Main Street, opposite Mason-
i c I fall, O reou City. 13tf
I o Physician and Surgaon,
f 5f" Office at his Virus Store, near Post
j O.ike, Orviroa City, Oregon. l:$ti
I'eriHuaentfy Located at Oon City, Oregon
I nortMSWlih Dr. Saflarrans. on Main st.
f SURGEOX, roKTi.AXO, Okkg n.
i QlFFICE9 Front street Residence cor
ner if M.iiu and Seventh streets.
? O ALBEK.T II. KALLEKBERG,
CSaemit ami Druggist,
I No. 73 FIRST STREET,
I Eel. Stark anil ll'u.'liiigton .
o 1 1 OUT LAND, OU EG OS.
1 f Physician Prescriptions Carefully
fprepareJ. at reduced Prices. A complete
ui-sortnieiit of Patent,. Medicines, Peri'niner
ie. Toilet Articles. ncv S aps, etc., on
I iiauu and for sale at lowest prices.
E. A. I'AKKES.
O AXT PSAtKItS IS
I Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
! U Terfumery, Oils, Varnishes,
I AnJ erery articinefcepi in a Drug Store. Main
1 Street, Oregon Cit-.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since 1840, at the old stand,
Miin Street, Oregon City, Orego.
An Assortment of Watches. Jew
plrr. aad St.t'u Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be a represented.
Uenairings done on short notice,
ind thankful for past favors.
"Li?d and Let Live.
i piELDS & STKlCIvLEK,
J " DEALERS IN
! PROVISIONS, GROCERIES,
I COUNTRY PRODUCE, &c,
CHOICE WINES AND -LIQUORS.
I tAt the old .-t.iud of Wrtman & Fields
i Oregon Cit , Oregon. 13tf
QENT & rLUMEY,
j Dl PEN'SERS OF
I Choice Wines, Lienors t Cigars.
i Main st., Oregon City.
i Call, and Robert Potter will show you
J through the establishment.
" Barnuin Restaurant."
T E0X J)eLOUEY, Proprietor
OP TUIS ESTABLISHMENT,
Maiu st., Oregon City,
K"nAw how to serve his customers
! "iirs' Feet, a good cup of Coffee
' 'ltU Tsfcsr, ' lott
jr a SQUAWK MCAi.
-H G. SXEATII,
32 Front Street, Portland.
GOODS BY THE PACKAGE, FOB CASH
BAN FRANCISCO PRICES, and Freight.
M-Orders Promptly filled in San Francis
co, if desired. O-'-"
. t3 All orders for the delivery of merchan
dise or packages and freight of whatever des
cription, to any nart of the city, willbeexe-
1 t Jtel promptly and with carf .
J AS. K. KELLY,
J. H. HEED,
Residence corner of
Columbia and 7th st
Heridenee, Columbia st
bet. 2J and 3d st-s.
K. Kellv and J. II. TWrt 11 Tl I .1. I.
firm name of
KELLY & HEED,
W ill practice law in the Courts of Orejrrm
Office on First street, near AIdr -
new Tost office room, Port.and
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
11T TT , PORTLAND, OKKGOX.
OGic Unaer the United States District
Court li'iorn. trout street. 4jtf
AGE & THAYER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
OFFICE In Crce's Building:, corner of
Front and Stark .-.treets, Portland. 32:tf
CAPLES. J. c. MORELAXD.
CAPLES t MORELAXD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
FRONT and WASHINGTON St.,
. C. GIBBS.
C. W. PARRISH,
Notary Putdie and Com. of Deeds.
GIBBS & PARRISH,
Attorneys and Counselors at Zcic,
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carta's
Lsgan, Shattuck & Sillin,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
No. lOO Front Street, Up Stairs,
JLTGEXE A. CKOXIX,
A TTORXEY A T ZA W,
Rooms 7 and 8 Carter's Block,
4. PORTLAND, OREGON.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OREGON CITY. OREGON.
Carriage F!anufactory I
The undersigned, bavins: increased te di
mensions of his promises, at the old stand
Corner of Main and Third streets
Oregon City Oregon.
Takes this method to inform bis old pat
rons, and as many new ones as mav be
pleased to call, that he is now prepared, With
;im pie room, (food materials, and the verj-
be.-t of uiechair.es, to build anew, recon
duct, make, paint, iron and turn out all
omplete any sort ot a vehicle from a com
mon cart to a concord coach. Trv me.
IJlacksrnit'ninc, Horse or Ox shoeing, and
general jobbing neatly, quickly and cheap
ly done. DA ID sjii i h.
Opposite Excelsior Market
B AILEY,HARDIMC & CO.,
Suci:es-ors of L. Diller in the Lincoln
EG LEAVE TO INFORM THE CITI-
zeis of Ore iron City and surrounding
country, that they keep constantly on hand
and for sale, all Kinds of
DREAD, OR VCKEI?S,
CAN DIES AND NUTS.
Also, a good and general assortment of
Orders promptly filled, and poods deliver
ed at the residence of the pui chaser when
Tie highest prices paid for Butter, Eggs
and Vegettihl s.
A liberal -bare of public patronage is re
April J, is,n::y
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
PKOCTOU AXO SOLKITOU.
Practices in State and TJ. S. Ccurts.
OJJice A"o. 108 Front Street. Portland. Oregon,
Opposite McCormick's Book Store.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Savings De artp-ent !
This Bank has established, m connection
with its general Banking business, a savings
department, and will allow interest on coin
depoits, made in accordance with the condi
tions adopted by this Bank.
In establih;ng a Savings Department, this
Banking Assci tion has in view the benefit
to accrue to a class of per sons having small
suns to loan, by providing a safe place of
deposit, ampl security, and fair rate of in
terest, as w II as to aggregate and bring iido
use idle capital.. For the safety of deposits
in this Bank, are pledged its entire canital
and resources, and also the personal liability
of its Directors and Stockholders, as provid-
' Section 12 of the National Currency
ea ,j Jure 3. 1S04, a greater spcu-
I ' T.1 .v . n oy ordinary Jsavings
i rita than that gi v. Jfi, j-, "
IJ.mk. rrmteu copies oi . 'mavhead
nn -i,inl dpuosits are receivea. ."JJr ue "au
ntmn annlication to the Board.
HENRY FAILING .President
JAMES STEEL ..Cashier
HeVRT FATI.1NG, iiE.CEl' . IvOIiEETT,
L. U. Walkfield,
Orrgon Lodge " o. 3, I. O. of" O. 17.--
Meets every Thursday even-
i ins: at 7 o'clock, iu Odd Fellow's
"si Hall, Main s eet.
Members of the Order are invited to attend
. By order, G
OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUxAE' 25, 1S70.
Bro. Tlios. Ii. Pcarnei
It appears from the follow insr that Bro
Pea me was about as nearly 'plat-d out"'
in lennessce when he receiveil his ap
pointment to Jamaica as he was m Oregon
The Jonesboro Union F-lufj gives biui this
" De Lis intentions what they may. Gen
eral Grunt has conferred a lasting favor on
the people of East Tennessee by sending
this most consummate vairabotiu out of
here for which he has the profound thanks
wf all parties. We trust a merciful Crea
tor will never afflict us w ith hi like again!
The McMinnvil'e Enterprise, edited, we
believe, by another "clerical politician"
blesses the memory of Peurru; after this
' Nothing has occurred for some time in
political circles more .surprising tu the true
Republican of Tennessee than the an
nouncement ot the nomination of that old
political disorganizer to a foreign mission,
tiev. Dr. Thomas H. Pearne, ex piesiding
elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church
and late editor of the Knoxviile Wliuj
when it sold out to the enemies of loyal
rule. That Pearne was the chief instru
ment in bringing about the overthrow- of
the Republican party in the state is well
known. And that lie did 'more than any
other man in breaking up the convention
and preventing a regular nomination for
Governor last May s a fact still better
known. And now for the Republicans o!
the State to be thus humiliated by he
promotion of this prince of di organizers
is a little more tuan could have been look
ed for. Does the President know that the
course of this miserable old carpet bag
ger" and the clerical politician during the
gubernatorial campaign v. as so discredit
able that the members of his own church
in Knoxviile refused to take the Sacra
ment of the Lord's Supper at his hands'
and that he was discontinued by the bish-op-as
a presiding elder and left wi.hout a
regular appointment in conference ? Sure
ly material lor tne consulship is not so
scarce that one must be picked up who
whs per'ec ly played out and is virtually
thrown overboard, both by his party and
church. For he is a disgrace to the Re
publican party in Tennessee, as well as to
the Methodist Episcopal Church, which he
came here ostensibly to build up. but
in reality to procure oflice. What cares
Pearne for souls if he can get office and
make money V1
Of such is the Radical party!
the funeral of the late Dr. Oae. who put
an end to his existence with opium, was
one of yesterday's principal features. The
deceased was coflined in his every day
grab, with the addition of a pair of while
stockings pulicd over his shoes. The
space within the coffin was Glled up with
every conceivable delicacy, not even
omitting the opium pipe and cigarettes
villi which, in life, deceased had regaled
himself. After some few heathenish cere
monies in the house, the cavalcade, head
ed by the most hideous of bands, pro
ceeded to Alder street, where a couple of
alters had been erected for the occasion.
On these alters an abundance of hog and
fowl was placed together with various tit
bits which delight the patites. of the
Chinese epicure. Immediately following
the hearse came two priests dressed in
flowing robes of drab, with a blue cloth
tied around their '-chignons'' their tails
being wound in a coil to form that fashiona
ble appendage. L'ehind them came six
priests of the lesser order, dressed in
robes of a darker color, wiih white weep
ers around their heads ; and last of all
came eight men, clothed in entirely white.
Reaching rendezvous on Alder street,
a series of" incantations of the niot heath
enish character were commenced. Every
article of food upon their alters came in
for its particular blessing, till at last the
affair nded amid the flourish of trumpts
and drums. The procession organized as
before, with the addition of a number of
Chinamen wearing badges of blue ribbon
at their breasts.
Tt e f uniture and other personal prop
erty of the deceased was bundled into a
wagon and conveyed to the cemetry.
where, after all the ceremonies were over,
it was reduced to ashes.
Some of the knowing ones claim that
this was a Masonic funeral, conducted
according to their understanding of the
rites. Will some of our Masonic brethren
enlighten us on this point? IL-rald.
iii tile oods.
For years on this coast timber has been
uesTroyea ov nrein inesnmmer a serious
loss to the couitry, while it fills the atmos
phere with smoke, at times oppressive.
always disagreeable, lasting several weeks
These fires are doubtless caused generally
by carelessness. a burning- wad. a
ligh'ed match thrown into the dry leaves.
causes a tire which extends over thousand
of acres and does not cease until the fire
material is extinguished or is sloped bv
th fall rains. We respectfully suggest to
every body having occasion to use hie m
the woods, to be crretul to extinguish it
A fire may rot be any injury to them, but
will be to others. Much of the great glory
beauty, and wealth of our country a
store of wealth to those who may come
after us lies in our immense evergreen
We bare lived to see timber in the
Eastern States difficult to be obtained
the pines of the Allegany region have
mostly been taken off no raf's of timber
are now seen in Connec'.tcut river, coming
from pine regions in Vermont the amount
of pine timber in Michigan, once thought
to be inexhaustible, is rapidly lessening
and the same fact can be stated in regard
to the great pineries on the uoper Missis
sippi. In the lives of many of those now
on this coast will be seen the dem iml of
the Atlantic Slates on this country for
necessary lumber for her ships, her dwel
lings, her fences, docks, and other pr.r-poO-
The destruction of Eastern forests
has been guTnS on for two ll,in,lml and
fiftlr v- mi:rht say with almost
savWe barbarity. Lei us le"n lessons of
prudence on this coast. Fanner.
A servant living in the country
w.-is directed to fret the mail. Alter
her return, her mistress inquired :
"Did you get the mail?" "Faith,
mum, I did not ; for you forgot to
tell me whether it was Indian mail
or corn mail you wanted."
The Deinocrah'c Prr'y to Cone Eack
to First Principles.
The Osknloosa (Town) Conser
vator, edited by " Port e" Welch,
doesn't like the maimer in winch
the Democratic party is now being
run. lie says :
Our first choice is to maintain
the Democratic party on a Demo
cratic platform, with honest men
for leaders, who will unceasingly
oppose the infamous usurpations of
the dominai.t party
If this cannot be done, our sec
ond choice is toilisbaud the party,
in order that we may be relieved
of the time-serving leaders who
have led us astray, to the disgust
of all true Democrats, and to the
ruin of our country.
Democrats ate wont to follow one
or two years in the rear of Padical
usurpation, from time to time ac
cepting 'dead issues' for 'policy,'
swallowing the Fifteenth Amend
ment without a grunt.
"If this is to be the policy the
Democratic party is dead !
" Dead ! !
" Dead ! ! !
" Dead ! ! ! !
' If we are to yield our princi
ples we should manfully disband
and organize a new party.
"Shall we do it?
"If there is to be no futher
opposition to that infamous rif-
teentfi Amendment and all its
kindred 'reconstruction' infamies.
then we sayYes.'
" Organize a new party !
"On principle and nerve."
E x t r a v a g a n t p a r e n t s m u s t e x p e c t
to have extravagant children, and
when masters and mistresses do
not economize, they can scarcely
expect the servants to do so.
There is a vast difference be
tween economy and stinginess.
The former is laudable the latter,
despicable. Prudent persons who
study their expenses closely are
likely to set aside three twentieths
of their yearly income for contin
gencies; six twentieths for house
hold expenses; three twentieths
for servants and amusements; four
twentieths for education of chil
dren', personal expenses, etc. ; and
four twentieths for rent, wear and
tear of furniture, insurance, etc.
For example, suppose your income
to be SS2000 a year, you expend
$600 for food, 8300 on servants,
etc., $400 on family and personal
expenses, $400 for rent, while there
remains :00 for an accumulating
fund. If your income is fluctuat
ing, be sure and set aside six
twentieths of it for a reserve fund,
and divide the rest of the income
as above. There is a great deal
in management. Some housekeep
ers will make $2000 go farther
than others will $4000. The habit
of spending money needlessly, in
the gratification of a host of imag
inary wants, is one into which our
young men and women are too apt
to fall. The folly of this they can
see and acknowledge, and yet they
have not the resolution to pursue a
different course. Ye call upon all
our readers who are not blessed
with abundant means to ponder
upon these tinners to abstain from
present expenditures, and lay up a
stated amount of their income
There is many a man who keeps
himself poor by indulging in the
following expenses :
Two glasses of ale a day, at ten
cents seventy-three dollars per
Three cigars a day, at ten cents
each one hundred and nine dollars
and fifty cents !
Making nearly $200 worse than
thrown away, since malt liquor and
the nicotine stitpety the brain.
That $200 would pay ths premi
um upon a life insurance for the
benefit of wife and children, or it
wonid save, perhaps, an ovebur-
dened mother from needless toil
in her old age. It is pitiful to
think of the tens and hundreds of
thousands of dollars which are
yearly consumed in smoke and in
liquors which debase and brutifv
man, "who was made a little lower
than the angels." Well might
Jeremiah say : God made man up
right, but he hath sought out
many inventions. Inearth and
The Prince of Wales is t wenty
nine, the Emperor of Austria forty,
Ixmis Napoleon sixty-two, the
Kin sr of Denmark fifty-two, tiie
Kin of Greece twenty-five, Victor
Emmanuel fifty, King Williams of
Prussia seventy-three, and Alexan-
der, Emperor of Russia, fifty-two.
What Kfvyspapers Do.
lie who denies the influence of
the press, is either a knave or a
fool; and he who defies its power
knows not what he does, and is a
fit subject for the interior of an
insane asylum. Its words go to
the remotest regions of the inhab
itable globe. They reach the rich
man in his palace and the laborer
in his hamlet. The press talks
to all at once, and its statements
stand uncontradicted, its teachings
unrefuted. The newspaper moulds
the ontside opinions of its locality,
creates status of its business men,
and pictures in the minds of those
who never trod its streets an enter
prising, wide-awake city, or a dull,
plodding town; makes a reputa
tion for morality and refinement,
or for iniquity and ignorance;
sends far and wide a pan rama of
its surroundings, ami rings up the
curtain on a scene drawn from
nature, and people with character
istics painted from life. Here is a
worthy citizen, there the enterpris
ing merchant. This man builds
houses for the people, and that one
loans them money. There indus
try and thrift builds up a fine busi
ness, and here mismanagement and
improvidence is checked by angry
creditors. There stalks the seedy
politician, and here the renegade,
traitor to one party and toady to
all. The whole town is sketched
in the columns of the local journal,
and its pictures, whether true or
false, whether tamely or highly
colored, are the only ones seen by
its thousands of readers, and there
fore stands as true to the life. This
fact is not generally well considered
by the people. Take for instance,
any one of the papers of this city.
To-day it publishes the statement
that some citizen has committed a
heinous crime, or chronicles the
failure of an enterprise of vital
importance. Ioth these announce
ments may be contradicted by
local eotemporaries next morning,
but the fiat has srone forth, and
many will see and read the asser
tion whose eyes will never meet
the denial. To all such the man
stands a convicted villain or the
enterprise a failure. This is a ter
rible power to be weilded by the
press, which, while it cannot be
denied, should impress those in
whose hands the power rests
with the necessity of guarding it
well and carefully. A single dash
of the pen may affix: a stigma
which even death cannot remove.
A two line paragraph may blight
a life or stain a reputation with a
blot so indelible that oceans -of
ink cannot remove the blemish.
Thus the power of the press, for
good or evil, is beyond calculation.
The following is one of Air.
Prentice's little waifs, so many of
which appeared in the Louisville
Journal its palmiest days:
Sometime it is sweet, sweet
sonsr, warbled to and fro among
the topmost boughs of the heavt,
and hllinor the whole air with such
ioy and jrladncss as the somrs of
birds do when t lie summer morn
ing comes out of darkness, and day
is born on the mountains. AYe
have all our possessions in the
future, which we call "sometime."
Beautiful flowers and sinking birds
are there, only our hands seldom
grasp the one, or our ears hear the
other. But, oh reader, be ot good
cheer, for all the srood there is a
golden "soinetimc," when the hills
and valleys of time are all passed ;
when the wear and fever, the
disappointment and the sorrow of
life is over, then there is the place
and the rest appointed of God.
Oh, homestead, over whose roof
falls no shadows threshold the
voice of sorrow is never heard,
built upon the eternal hills and
standing with thy spires and
pinnacles of celestial beauty among
the palm trees of the city on high,
those who love God shall rest un
der thy shadows, where there is no
more sorrow nor pain, nor the
sound of weeping, "sometime."
Amusixo. The Radical Senator?
seem di-posed to excel each other
in paying court to thetctoroon
i nr. i r-i"
Jteveis. Alorton, ot Indiana, in
tiie enthusiasm over the event of
an eighth negro obtaining a seat in
the Senate, declared that he, the
octoroon, "was the equal of Jeffer
son Davis in intelligence. Now
as Davis was a head and shoulders
taller, intellectually, than any of
the Kaoicai Senators, this declara
tion of their own inferiority is
some what amusmg. It place:
them far below the negro.
Grocers should remember tha
honest tea is the best policy.
Fatal Result of a F"amilj- FVuil One
Woiiaa Ki One S-iioiisl y In
,itiril, unci Four Mvn Crippled for
One of tiie most sanguinary
deeds growing out of jealousy,
and one of the hi chest exhibitions
of female courage we have seen
any account of for many a day,
occured a few days since near the
cast Tennessee line, in the edge of
North Carolina, bordering on
Blount county. The account which
we abbreviate from the several
reports seems miraculous and ex
travagant. The parties represent
ed are said to be creditable and
It appears that the wife of James
TA . . l i t
-Lavenporc oceanic jealous oi a
young girl named Kate Jackson,
represented as being quite hand
some and loveable. Quarrels and
contentions were fierce and fre
quent between the two ladies afore
said. On the day of the fatal collision,
it appears that Miss Kate Jackson,
in company with her sister, Mrs.
DeArmed, passed the residence of
the Davenport family. As soon
as the sisters were discovered on
the road, the Davenports, six in
number, comprising the mother,
three daughters, two of them
grown, and two sons, the eldest
about 18 years old, rallied in force,
and set out in vigorous pursuit of
the defenceless sisters. The trail
was continued until the sisters had
nearly reached the Tennessee Hue.
Here the Davenport brothers, by a
millitary movement, strategetically
flanked them, and presented a
front armed 'with sticks and stones.
This' caused Kate and her sister
first to halt and then to attempt to
retrace their steps. But upon at
tempting to retreat they were con
fronted by Mrs. Davenport and
three daughters similarly armed,
who demanded Mrs. DeArmand to
get out of the way, as they intend
ed to kill Kate. Instead of obey
ing this millitary order, Airs. DeA.
made preparations to defend her
sister. Young Davenport, the
elder son, seeing this opposition
let go a stone at her, which took
effect on her head, breaking her
skull and prostrating her lifeless on
The heroic Kate was thus, at
the onset of the engagement, left
to defend herself. She rallied and
maintained her line by indiscrimi
nately hurling upon the attackting
party such flinty missiles as came
opportune to her. One of these
shots took immediate effect upon
the elder Davenport boy, and plac
ing him tors du combat. Turning
her attention then to the maternal
head of the Davenport family, she
directed a stone against her head,
that inflicted a severe wound, and
laid her sprawling on the field.
This accomplished, the brave girl
fell back to a positioir where she
could supply herself with necessary
This point obtained, and being
still besieged, she again fired a
shot, and another one of the Daven
port boys wilted. Then the Daven
port girls rallied and made a des
perate charge upon her with clubs
and stones, inflicting seiious
wounds, but not succeeding in
getting her down. Just at this
crisis, hard pressed as she was, and
having no time to stoop to gather
rocks to defend herself, she eXtri
ated from her pocket a small pen-
cnife, measuring about six inches
in the blade, and commenced an
indiscriminate and very wild and
general cutting and slashing at
the combined Davenport girls sur
round n.g her. lhe result of this
fearful fienzy on the part of Kate
was seriously detrimental to the
well being of the Davenport
females. Two of them received
i i .i
serious siasnes irom tne weapon
she wielded, one of them dropping
i. i.i e. i- - e ii ii'-.
on i ne Hi-id iiuin loss oi oiood let
flooding from the knife, and the
other so seriously disabled as to be
a fit subject for "hospital practice.
rn.: i i . .
.mis unexpected result contriD-
uted materially to the withdrawal
oi the remaminor liavennort. lio-
sieging party, who quietly removed
tneir disabled trom the held, leav
ing the heroic Kate master of the
The casualties sustained in this
engagement only amount to the
death of Mrs. DeArmed. with.the
probability that the elder Daven
port will also die, and the crippling
for life of four others of the Daven
Kate Jackson was less injured
than anyone engaged in the fight,
and was able to carry her dead sis
ter home after the battle closed.
Nashville Manner, May 14?.
Straight drinks very soon make
its subjects crooked,
Country and City life.
The fascinations of city life
reach far out into the country, and
entice young men from peaceful
and reasonably prosperous voca
tions on farms, and in villages and Q
towns, into the turbulent vortex of
bu siness, pleasure, ambition antl
crime, where so many lives agd
hopes are wrecked. It is a com
mon habit with quick and intelli
gent youths who have stood at the
head of their classes in country
schools, to imagine themselves
endowed with . peculiar natural
gifts that can find a proper field
of exercise only in some large city:
and as they grow to the adult ace
they become weary of their homes-
companions and pursuits, and set
their faces toward the great city,n
whose flash and glitter have daz-
zled their eyes, whose roar has
resounded in their ears, and whose
mountains of wealth and bound
less honors, they imagine, are to
be had for the asking Thousands
of proniisincr youths eviiy year,
on discovering that all this is a
delusion, and thousands of middle
aged men who have toiled in the -great
city for years without secur
ing the fortune they thought
awaited them, rue the day fcheiio o
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iney toi'sook tne certain comforts
of a frugal home for the attractions
and dangers of city life. Life in 0
cities is harder than those accus
tomed to it imagine. The grcadP
wealth there to be seen is the prop
erty of a few persons who fiold on
to it with a stubborn and unrelax
ing grip. Dollars are not to be
picked up in the streets, and places
of amusement are not thrown open
free to all who may choose to enter.
There are foVttmes to be matte in
cities by industry, diligence and
application ; but the same virtunea
will generally make a fortune in
the country, too, while the country
is exempt from those temptations
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generous and lively social rnstincs
and sympathies to headlong ruin.
If restless young men wiU'riot be
contented till thev have sounfWl
the depths of pleasurjp and ambi
tion ot a great city, they must
make the effort ; but'if they can be
reconciled to farming or to the
unexciting pursuits of their native
town, let them by all means stay
where they art.
Some thin cs mav ho snid in fn-
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vor; some trades wouhMiardlv live
Glass-put-in men wouldn't have
much to do, and putty would de-
line it there were no bovs to
There would be no customers
for cast iron peaches and green ap
ples, v.hicfi come on early in the
season, but for the boys, and the
doctors wouldn't have so much to
do curing cases of cholera morbus O
Boys can be made useful when
they have a mind to, and can sell
newspapers, black boots, hold
horses, and do chores.
In printing offices rbovs jivp
known as devils; printers have a
plain way of speaking. O
Boys individually are better than
If there was only one bovin the
world I think he would be a good
boy. it generally takes two boys
to get up any mischief.
Have one boy m a stole and you
can make him useful. Hire a sec
ond boy, and 'their time will be
chiefly devoted to chasing one an
other over the counter, and firing
brush and directory at each other's
A boy begins to be a nuisance
about the time he is eight years
old. How soon he grow out of it
depends upon circumstances. Some
It is questionable whether boys
lead an enjoyable existence. They
nave a great deaUot fun at other
peoples expense, but they have
most always, grievances.
They would like to have their
way a little more, and a pretty
way it would be, too.
Give a boy his choice of an occu
pation in life, and tire chances are
that he would prefer to be a Robin-
son Crnso, on a desert island, of
captain of a band of robbers, such
gs he has read about, and seriously
thinks of going into one or the
other of these desirable occupa
tions wfien he gets to be a man.
He has a great respect for the
stao-e driver and the captain of a
canal boat ; there is an air of com-'
mand in these positions that quiif j
takes his ideas.
His idea of being a man is b av.
ing plenty of money to Srvend
doing what you please, aiid beinc?
able to smoke or chew tobaccq
without getting eick over it,