The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, July 30, 1870, Image 1

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VOL. 4.
J -y The Weekly Enterprise.
Businessman, the Farmer
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Oregon Cit, Oregon.
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"My Eear Senator."
We take tho following letter,
sincl W.cA W., in other words
W. C. Whitson, lately appointed
one of the justices of Idaho
Territory, from the Oregon lltpub
olh'nn, published at Dallas, and a
Radical sheet. It is very rieh.
Don't fail to read it. The letter
referred to wa?P published in the
ExTKunsE three weeks ago:
I believe you live in Polk where
there is no brains. What a pity!
What a blow to Boise and Sulli
van! It don't rnake much differ
ence about us small fry, but to
" think that "my dear Senator"
should" be' so suddenly brought to
a knowledge of the faet that there
' U no brains in Polk, is indeed hu
miliating. Why was it we were
so unfortunate s to not have some
of the brains of the IJlade to as
sist us? Such a powerful organ,
so ably edited ! Why, it looks as
though they used brains for ink.
Jiy didn tsMc. write to inv
dear Senator" something in this
vise: I am tiie only man in Ore
gon "what is a man." Didn't I
stand by Dave, and come near
electing him? Dave lias no brains
or he would not have forgotten
me. He is dead nowfthough, for
he has lost my support. No man
ean survive when I cut of his head
with the Blade. Pve got brains,
and anybody who don't say so, af
ter perusing my little paper, can't
appreciate the article. I am a big
injun. I was elected State Printer
once, and from that small start just
'C what I have risen to, therefore,
tall oaks from little acorns grow.
Bilking my friends is what I call
brainsfaml if that be true, I have
more than any man in Oregon.
" I have bummed all I ean out of
everybody that knows nu; I have
obtained money under false 'pre
tences, and the only reason I have
not been honored with a seat in
the penasset&bly is that these men
who have loaned me money are
afraid of my ability. I borrowed
6J0 of Whit son in Portland, at the
sain? time I borrowed 6150 at the
bank upon the indorsement of Hon.
.1. N. Dolph. Pspent the money
in gambling, and other purposes
that would not please Mrs. Mc. to
hear. I paid the 6150 because I
was threatened with prosecution,
hut the 6-0 I owe Whitson I don't
j itend to pay. I got all I could
"mt of him, and, after lying to him
about one hundred times about
paying him, I have concluded to
; stab him m the back for want of
brains. I am a very big man in
deed. You have no idea, my dear
enator,t!)how much I am appreci
ated. Just look at the liepe
HLiA'i, and then weep. Some peo
ple here imagine that the Orcjon
amounts to something, but
then what uid it do in this election.
The truth is, what the association
-of gentleman (so-called) was to the
Democracv in the last campaign I
would likejto be to the Republicans,
vVith this ditlerence,that while they
Assail their political enemies in a
' very scurrilous and dirty manner,
I propose to abuse my friends
I for, you know, I have brains.
Strange to say, "my dear Senator,"
th j Republican party refuse my
counsels, because the leaders don't
know, a good article of brains
"tt-hen they' soo them. Ijayley and
Simpson wouldn't do anything for
I luy little paper, because they
couldn't appreciate brains. You
know that the IHctde is composed
of the very best article of brains.
V hitsongand Lafollette would not
do anything until they received a
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consideration or a promise, which
of course, must have been for the
want of brains. My influence is
being felt more and more every
day. Why, "my dear Senator,"
just see how I have risen in the
scale of greatness: First editor
of the Albany Journal; then the
Unionist, and then, to crown my
unprecedented success, comes the
great "battle of Watterloo," which
I fought unaided and alone. I
used to have some credit and
influence, but now "thank Heaven "
I am above want, and those who
dont think" tiie a great man only
Show a W.ITlt, nf tl.nt irtii.ln t!
they haven't got in Polk brains.
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mere are some wlio think that it
is not of much importance to have
the J J lade continued; but then.
"my dear Senator," ycju know that
the Republican party would have
to disband it the JUade should
stop. If I can just bilk you out of
a few dollars, "my dear Senator,"
I will then be the ""king pin" of the
Republican party in Oregon. "My
dear Senator," if vou should tret
a foreign appointment, I would
like to get to be your private
Secretary. It is true that Dave
Logan would have to stand alone
in t lie next campaign, but as for
me, I have done all I ever intend
to do for the ingrate and traitor.
My heart yearns to see you, and
my bowels are moved with compas-
sion lor tiie iirnorance ot this
people. Selah."
The Whitteiaore Lesson.
The decision to exclude Whitte-
more from the House after his con
stituents had condoned his offense
by a re-election, is a signal declara
tion ot contempt lor his constitu-
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encv. ihe Jsew y one y una
urges the point that the heavy ma
jority of eight thousand negro
votes by which this broker of caoet-
ships, this venal scamp, this uncon
victed lelon was re-elected as their
representative, demonstrates the
unfitness of Southern negroes for
political functions thrust upon them
by the reconstruction acts. Iy
their fruits shalL ye know them.
There-election of "this disgraceful
felon and thief is an instructive
commentary on the wisdom of
negro reconstruction. It is no
longer President Johnson's vetoes
or democratic denunciations that
bear witness against the insane ex
periment, but a solemn, deliberate,
and almost unanimous vote of the
Radical Congress itself. It is a
Republican House of Representa
tives that lias impugned the char
acter of a negro constituency, and
declared its unfitness lor political
duties. It is not Whittemore alone
that is condemned, but the black
voters who sent back this exposed
rascal to represent them in Con
gress. The condemnation involved
in the vote extends beyond Whitte
more to the negro constituency,
and bevond the constituency to
the Congress and the black Repub
lican party that created it. It used
to be said of slavery that it de
graded labor by the contempt it
caused for those who performed
labor. With equal truth it may
be said that negro voting degrades
the elective franchise by the eon
tempt it causes for those who exer
cise the franchise. The practical
working of negro reconstruction is
such that its very authors pro
nounce its results disgraceful. It
has foisted into Congress a set of
seal la wags and carpetbaggers, of
whom this venal Whittemore is a
sample ; and Congress finds no way
to protect itself against the dis
grace but by den-ing the right of
tiie peogle to select their represent
atives, and to exercise their pre
rogative of condoning their oflenses
and giving them a new trial.
We have tidings from Boston of
a clergyman of Massachusetts,who
on exchange, preached in a brother's
pulpit. Taking a note which he
found when he opened the Bible,
he read that Brother request
ed the prayers of the Church that
the loss of his wife might be blessed
to him, etc. The preacher prayed
most fervently. To his amazement
and mortification he found after
ward that the note had laid in the
bible a year, while the bereaved
gentleman was on this Sabbath sit
ting with a new wife in the congre
gation. Politeness. Many a man rais
ed from poverty and obscurity to
wealth and honor ean trace his
rise to his civility. Civility will
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always reproduce itself in others,
and the man who is always polite
sure to get at least as much as he
gives. "No man," says Lord Ba
con, "will be deficient in respect
toward others who knows the
value of respect to himself."
Few persons know what a pow
erful agent of happiness a lively
sense of gratitude is. It is one of
the most .profitable of all invest
ments, for it yields its dividends of
peace and contentment not only
annually and semi-annually, but
daily and hourly. We are so con
stituted that we must judge of
things by comparison. We call
one object large because it is larger
than another; we call one man rich
because ho has larger possessions
than another. If we have an active
gratitude in our bosoms, or if we
will cultivate it, we may find con
stant cause for rejoicing in con
trasting our own fortunes" with the
unfortunate. We encounter, al
most every day, a misery that we
are strangers to. We meet the
halt, the lame, the blind, the sick,
and the bereaved, at every turn of
life's devious pathway. It is im
possible to envy the lot of these;
we ought to pity them, and be
ready to relieve their destitution
or solace their sorrow. In doin
this we shall discover how much
unsuspected wretchedness there is
in the world, and experience a feel
ing of gratitude at the privilege
of our better lot. There are others
aIio are better off than we are,who
have more wealth, more friends,
and more favors. These are above
us. nui il is not tiietr lot Ave
should contemplate. Let us look
down on the lowly beneath us and
not up, on the lofty above us, and
give our souls to gratitude instead
of envy. Ambition is a noble and
proper passion, when legitimately
directed, but that ambition that
seeks to scale one hight after an
other, that is ever looking upward
to new realms of eminence and
power, and that goes on adding
conquest, without stopping to be
grateful for its successes, is an in
satiate covetousness which usually,
in the end, encounters a crushing
disappointment sent as a punish
ment for its thankless selfishness.
To ascend safely and securely, one
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must accustom himself to look back,
not with h aught-, but with grate
ful feelings upon the conquered
stages beneath him, and remember
that every less successful toiler on
the rugged path of life is a proof
of heaven's peculiar favor. Xo
one who is a stranger to gratitude
can be really happy ; but the
humblest person who will, as he
can discover some cause for thank
fulness in his condition, will find
contentment at the same time. In
one word, gratitude is itself a se
rene and tranquil happiness.
Three Hundred on Stay Out.
The Nevada Chronicle of May
lGth says :
"A man by the name of
was married at the Church
on yesterday, to Miss , the
bride and bridegroom having had
a previous acquaintance of half an
hour. After they Ave re married
they repaired to their hotel lodg
ings for the night. The lovely
pair had scarcely taken their room
when the bride, with a herculean
muscle, shoved the bridegroom out
of the room and shut the door, and
claimed of him before he could en
ter those hallowed precincts tfie
pitiful sum of three hundred dollars.
John plead, entreated, and then
raved and swore, but no go. She
said to him : " My dear, pay what
I demand, and thou shalt enter this
hallowed domain otherwise, stay
out." John at last becoming highly
indignant at her incessant demand
for 6300, left the lovely maiden to
pass the night alone, while he took'
rooms at another hotel in the city.
He passed a sleepless night, and
just at the dawn of day, just as the
cock crowed, he repaired again to
the House, and asked her
once more to admit him. She said,
" 6300 you come in ; no 6300 you
star out." This was the "last
pound that broke the camel's back.
He with frantic haste planked up
the 6300, stepped across the for
bidden threshold, and here the
curtain dropped. Hurrah for wo-
man s rights :
We are told that the Northern
Pacific Railroad Company does
not propose to -wait for any more
subsidies before commencing work,
which, seeing that it has already
secured a franchise worth 6500,
000,000, and can build the road
without advancing a ceut, is really
very kind.
" Bachelors," says Josh Billings,
"are always a braggin' of their
freedom. Freedom to darn their
own stockings and poultice their
own shins ! I had rather be a wid
ower once in two years, reglarjhan
to be a grunting, old, hair-dyed
bachelor only ninety days."
Newspaper Matters.
The following paragraphs have
been given in various newspapers,
we suppose with a view to show
ing the profitableness of a branch
of business which perhaps, inter
ests the public more than any
other, for who does not read every
paragraph which appears having
reference to a newspaper, even to
the libels against its editors and
proprietors ? The extracts referred
to are as follows:
James Gordonfennett, who be
gan the Herald with 6200 or 6300,
borrowed money, in an Ann-street
cellar, writing on a board, is now
worth 65,000,000.
Manton Marble, who ten years
ago, was a task writer on the Even
ing lost at 625 a week, is at pres
ent sole owner of the Mrorld,
valued at least at 6500,000, and
has an income of 675,000 a year.
Henry J. Raymond, at the time
of his death, was worth $300,000,
and made every cent of it out of
the Times.
Horace Greeley, with all his care
lessness of, and sovereign indiffer
ence to money, could be sold for
6150,000, though lie made his
entry in the metropolis a poor
printers boy, with all his fortune
in a small bundle of clothes swung
on a stick.
James and Erastus Brooks have
estates valued at more than 6150,
000 each, all made from their earn
ings as owners of the J'lepres.
Robert Bonner, not long since a
printer at the case, making, with
very hard work, $30 a week, boasts
of possessing 6200,000 worth of
horses, has an annual income from
the Ledger of nearly 6100,000, and
would not sell his popular weekly
for 61,000,000.
Henry C. Bowen, after failing
as a merchant, turned h:s entire
attention to the publication and
management of the Independent,
and realizes 690,000 to -$J 00,000, a
year from it.
I his is not a very brilliant show
ing, perhaps, lor there are over
five thousand journals published
in tf? LTnited States, but if one in
five hundred pays expenses it is
probably as much as they do. But,
after all, the newspaper business
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is in a more health v condition than
we are here made to believe ; but
t is questionable whether ability
displayed in publishing a news
paper pays as well as some other
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of business trade, for
instance. iennett, ot the lieratd,
is said to be worth 65,000,000 in
the extract given, when he is
probably worth three or four times
that amount. e have not a
doubt that the Chicago Tribune
is worth rising a million dollars.
The Missouri IlepxdAican is worth
a million. Tiie Cincinnati Com
mercial is also worth a million.
Either of these journals pay at
least ten per cent, on a million
lollars one year with another.
The Philadelphia Ledger is worth
more than a million dollars. So is
the Baltimore iStai. In Boston
there is one paper the Journal
which is worth six or eight hundred
thousand dollars. There are, at
east, four other journals published
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m Joston wnicn are worth rising
one hundred thousand dollars each.
To come home to California, we
relieve there are four journals here,
any one oi wnicn wouiti sen ior
6100,000 and upward. There aie
ournals m California- -at least two
or three which pay an income of
ten per cent, on one, two,three, or
our hundred thousand dollars.
Of eekly papers, it is said
the New York IVeeMw and
Bonner's Ledger have each more
than 300,000 circulation, and
exceed any other in the .Unit
ed States in that respect.
Among the newspapers weekly
which are printed with news the
New York Ti ibune and Pomeroy's
Democart have the greatetst issue
about 500,000 each. It has been
stated, in a newspaper directory,
that there is one daily newspaper
in Xew York (the Herald) which
annually receives over $800,000 a
year for advertisements, and there
are two others which receive over
6400,000. In California there are
probably four journals which
receive, for advertisements publish
ed, from 650,000 to 100,000 annu
ally, each. S. K Ccdl.
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There was an old lady who lived
next door to the navy yard at
Portsmouth Xew Hampshire, and
who had the misfortune to be hard
of hearing. Last Fourth of July
she sat in her parlor, while the
boys in the navy yard fired a sa
lute of thirty-six guns. As the
last sixty-eight pounder went off,
the old lady started up in her chair
and called, but, " Corne in."
Cure for Obesity.
Mr. Schindle is the latest addi
tion to the list of persons who have
undertaken the treatment and cure
of excessive fatness in the human
race this condition being consid
ered by him as a disturbance of
the animal economy, in conse
quence of which the carbon taken
m is accumulated in the form of
fat. Diet and exercise, as might
be expected, constitute the basis
of his treatment. As in the
method of Mr. Banting, which
some years ago was so much in
vogue, the diet advised for fat
persons consists of food contain
ing a large percentage of nitrogin,
to which some vegetables without
starch, and cooked fruit, are to be
added, for the purpose of moderat
ing the excitation due to animal
nourishment. This diet is to be
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;uieu, according as individuals
are of a sanguine or lymphatic
temperament. The use of certain
wines is permitted ; beer is, how
ever, entirely forbidden. Coffee
and tea are allowed, with as little
sugar as possible. Cheese, pota
toes, rice, beans, pease, maize,
maccaroni, tapioca, arrowroot, and
soups are not allowed. The use of
sulphate of soda is recommended,
as moderating the transformation
of nitrogenous materials and stim
ulating the oxidation of fat; and
the use of mineral waters contain
ing the sulphate of soda in solution
is considered of the greatest impor
tance in this respect. The waters,
of Marienbad, which are especially
rich in this salt, are stated to have,
usually, the most happy effect.
Their use, - togethtr with that of
some alkaline pills, and a strict
adherence to the conditions above
mentioned, caused a decrease in
weight of from twenty-five to
sixty pounds in different individu
als in the course of a few weeks.
Editor's Scientific Record, in
Harpers JLagetziie for Julr.
Radical Consistency. In the
Southern States there are thou
sands and tens of thousands of
white men who are denied the bal
lot, the pretence being that they
gave aid and comfort to the rebel
lion. How docs this comport with
the fact that the chief law adviser
of the President, the Attorney
General of the PJnited States, is
himself an ex-rebel soldier and all
through the war fought for the
Confederacy? On what principle
of right is he allowed to hold one
of the highest positions under the
Government, whilst men not a whit
more guilty are excluded from all
participation in the election of offi
cers ? The only reason that we
hear assigned is that Ackerman
gave in his adhesion to the Radi
cal party, and in this one act alone
wiped out all the blood stains from
his garment. The men who con
tinue to be excluded, refuse to wor
ship the ebony idol, and so they
are treated as parishes. If willing
to support the Radical ticket, the
fact that their hands have been
reddened in the blood of Union
men is no objection, but if they de
sire to vote with the Democracy,
then they are to be excluded. IP.
M. Statesmen.
Attentiveness. How much
more we might make of ourfamily
hfe, ot our friendships, if every se
cret thought of love blossomed into
a deed ! We a e not now speaking
merely of personal caresses. These
may or may not be the best lan
guage of affection. Many are en
dowed with a delicacy, a fastidi
ousness of physical organization,
which shrinks away from too much
of these, repelled and overpowered.
But there are words and looks.and
little ol)servances,thonght fulnesses,
watchfulnesses, watchful little at
tentions, which speak of love, which
make it manifest ; and there is
scarce a family that might not be
richer in heart wealth for more
of them. It is a mistake to sup
pose that relations must of course
love each other because they are
relations. Love must be cultivated,
and can be increased by judicious
culture, as wild fruits may double
their bearing under the hand of
the gardener; and love can dwin
dle and die out by neglect, as
choice flower seeds planted in poor
soil dwindle and grow small. At
leintic. The U. S. Senatorsiiip. Some
of our Willamette exchanges pro
fess to know that Hon. Jas. D.
Faj is among the list of candi
dates for U. S. Senator. It fre
quently happens that we hear most
of home when abroad ; and the
statement is news to us, not know
ing before that Fay aspired to that
position. News.
American V onders.
The greatest cataract in the
world is the Falls of Xiagra, where
the waters from the great upper
lakes form a river of three quarters
of a mile in width, and then suel
denly contracted plunges over the
rocks in two columns, ta the depth
of one hundred and seventy feet
The greatest cave in the world
is the Mammoth cave in Kentucky
where any one can make a voyage
on the waters of a subterranean
river, and catch' fish without eyes.
The greatest river in the world is
the Mississippi, four thousand and
one hundred miles long.
The largest valley in the world
is the Valley of the Mississippi.
It contains five thousand square
miles, and is one of the most fertile
and profitable regions on the globe.
The greatest park in the world
i in Philadelphia. It contains
2,900 acres.
The largest lake in the world is
Lake Superior, which is truly an
inland sea, being four hundred
and thirty miles long, and one
thousand feet deep.
The longest Railroad in the
world is the Pacific Railroad, over
three thousand miles in length.
The greatest natural bridge in
the world is the Natural Bridge
over Cedar Creek in Virginia. It
extends across a chasm eighty
feet in width, and two hundred
and fifty feet in depth, at the bot
tom of which the creek flows.
The greatest mass of solid iron
in the world is the Iron Mountain
of Missouri. It is three hundred
and fifty feet high, and two miles
in circuit.
The best specimen of Grecian
architecture in the world is the
Girard College, for orphans, Phila
delphia. The largest aqueduct in the
world is the Croton Aqueduct in
New York. Its length is forty
miles and a half, and it cost twelve
millions of dollars.
The largest deposits of anthra
cite coal in the world are in Penn
sylvania the mine of which supply
the markets with millions of tons
annually, and appear inexhausti
ble. We are satisfied that Ackerman
must have subscribed liberally to
the Grant gift fund in order to
have his name inscribed on the
prefered list. It is very much
with Grant as with a ceremonious
judge down South, who oidered
the witness to whom he was about
to administer an oath to hold up
his right hand. 'Can't do it,' said
the witness, 'I've been shot in that
arm.' 'Hold up your left, then,'
said the judge. 'Can't do that,
either,' said the multilated patriot.
uiiiii r ;oir. lium
your leg, then,' thundered
fl,..tV, ,.!,.,.. r ' t!T,.l.l
judge, nobody can be sworn in
this court, lawlully, unless he
holds up some thing.' And so it
is with Grant's offices nobody
gets one unless his contribution
has gone to swell the General's
private exchequer. St. Louis
A Cure for Low Spirits.
Exercise for the body, occupation
for the mind ; these are the grand
constituents of health and hap
piness, the cardinal points upon
which everything turns. Motion
seems to be a great preserving
principal of nature, to which even
in animate things are subject ; for
the winds, waves, the earth itself,
are restless, and the waving trees,
shrubs and flowers is known to be
an essential part of their economy.
"Jimmy, my boy, take these
eggs to the store, and if you can't
get a quarter, bring them back."
The boy went as directed, and
came back, saying, "Father, it
takes me to make a trade. They
all wanted them at forty cents,but
I screwed, them down to twenty
five. Menial Offices. There is no
such thing as a menial office when
you put a true man into it. A
menial office is an office with a
mean man in it; and it wakes no
difference whether it is a kind's
office or a scavenger's office.
a trunk Pat?" said a
"And what for should I
buy a trunk," replied Pat.
put your clothes in," was the reply.
"And me go naked ?" exclaimed
Pat. "Xot a bit iv it."
A giddy student, having had
his skull fractured, was told by
the doctor, that the brain was
visible, on which he remarked :
"Do write and tell father, for he
always said I had none.
1VO. 38.
Hadn't Jined 'em Yet.
We heard a good thing recent
ly that every member ofkthe Free
and Accepted Masons wul be apt
to have a good laugh over, and for
that we send it out on its travels:
A rather verdant young man,
whose features exhibited every
symtom of the emerald, quite
recently entered a jewelry store in
Xew York, and gazing earnestly
into the qise, remarked:
" l on ve got a heap of mighty
pretty breast-pines vthar: what
moiight you tax forerri?''""
" hat sort of a pin would you
like to look at?" Inquired tho
"Well, dunno," said the visitor,
pointing at a plain masonic pin
(the compass and square), "how
much is that yere ?"
"Five dollars only, sir," was tho
reply. "It's a very fine pin, eigh
t en carret gold, and"
"You haven't got ary one with
a little gold hand saw laid across
it, have you?" interrupted the
would-be purchaser.
"I believe not, sir," said the mer
chant. "Wish ycr had; it would suit
me exactly. I'm just out of my
time, and gwine to set up as a
carpenter and j'iner, and I tho't
I'd like some sort of a signcto wear
about me, so folks would have an
idea who I was. What do yer tax
for that ar pin you've got yer hand
on t"
"Seven dollars,'" said the mer
chant, producing a compass and
square surrounding the letter G.
"Seven dollars, eh !" said tho
youth. "I'll take it sorry yer
didn't have the hand saw, though.
But I reckon everybody will nnder-o
stand it. The compass to measuro
out the work and the square to
see its all right after it's done
measured, and every darned foot
orter know that G attmds for (dni
let !"
Eight Tlicusand in Counc il.
The mass meeting ofotheqwork
ingmen of San Francisco, fflt thcO
Mechanics' Pavillioji, last evening,
shows how thorougly public feel
ing is aroused in antagonism to
Chinese immigration. It is a mat
ter for congratulation that, despite
the prompting of passion, these
eight thousand people could calmly
hear the question discussed, the
evils existing and to come portray
ed, and yet separate on the con
elusion of the meeting as peacea
bly and quietly as they assembled.
Ihe action last night shows how
much in earnest are the people,
and how determined to insist upon
the exclusion of an undesirable
element of population. Self-preservation
is the first law of Siature,
and they invoke it. They, have
wisely determined to confide the
management of the Chinese ques
tion to a convention of their fellow
citizens, who will assemble and
take such measures to comply with
tiie desires ot the people as am
consonant with law and order, and
justice. o.
I Chronicle.
Effect of the Food of Cows
on their Milk. It has lately. Q
been announced, as the result of
care full and long continued investi
gation, that the nature of tl food
given to cows does not produce
the slightest effect upon the char
acter or richness of their milk; tho
only difference being a greater or
less percentage of water. The
experiment was tried of feeding
the same animals successively, with
hay alone; then, successively, with
hay mixed with starch, oil, rape
seed, clover, etcs., thus giving a
greatly varying proportion of Q
nitrogenized food. The milk was
very carefully analyzed, after each
mi mt m '
change of food, without showing
the slightest variation in its chemi
cal constitution." The conclusion
was, therefore, arrived at that the
variation or improvement in the
quality of the milk is to be accom
plished rather by a careful regard o
to the breed than to the food sup
plied to the animal.
These remarks, of course, do
not apply ta the peculiar taste im-
parted to milk in consequence ot
the character of the food of the
animal ; since it is well known that
the milk cows which have fed upon
rrarlic very soon furnishes evidence
of that fact to the taste. Editor's
Scientific Record, in Harpers
Magazine for July.
Promises. Let your promises
be sincere, and so prudently con
sidered as not to exceed the reach
of your ability. He who promises
more than he can perforin is false
to himself; and he who does not
perform what he has promised is
false to his friend.
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