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A jjL'MCCnATI'J PAPER,
businessman, -the Farmei
Au.i the FA MI! A' CHICLE.
SrSUKD EVKHY I'HinW BY
EMU'OIi and rur-LisiiKr..
1OF!lCE -l. Ir. T;i.--3i:i.'-s Diick Building.
TFHMS of :( JJ nir riux :
''Gingle Coy yr, in advance, $2 50
TEW of A J YEIi TJSIXG :
Xrana'nt a'U-erti!emonts, inciudiug all
, ical noti'.res, (. s. of 12 lines, 1 v.$ 2 50
Tor e.tch suust"tiut inertiuii 1 00
One (Julumti, one year 112000
JLilf " "
l;iarter ' " 40
'l.:'usii!ss CarJ, 1 sqnare one year 12
tCW lls'tiUtitno- to be made at lh. risk o
Subi-crib-.r, trad at (he c.ritcn&e- of Agents.
JiO Oh' J.D J on PIUXTEYG.
The I'ut!T!rNe oi-ice is stspplied with
beautiful. ii'Mimvoil stvl.-s of t'pe, and mod
ern M.VGHIXi: l'itK.-.ii', wliirh will enable
the Proprietur to do .J ..b 1'iintiug at all times
Xraf, Quick and Cheep!
tB Work solicited.
A'J ''!' v-v trurt-t-'ti-.n upon a Specie
U CJSJXL'SS C A 11) s.
Attorney at Law,
Ortgon it-, Ongoc.
, TOIIX y. DACOX,
Importer and Dealer in C:tjf
1 CI S ri Zu. ffiJ 5
STATION'KliV, PERFUMERY, &c, Ac,
Grrn-on C'!y, Grcgon.
At CIrrt. S M'-'r-w '.; uJ .-Ittinl, lately oc
c ii ),',.: I I'D S. A-jk- rnvni, Main, strict.
BOOKS AMD STATIONERY5
is MVKti.T Fir; 2:-PROOF r.IUCK,
MIV ST.'.KKT, lMl'-:r.ON' (MTV, OliEd'OX.
;'MACK a WELCH,
OU'ICK In Odd Ftdlow.-' Temple, corner
Hf First an.i AM, r Streets, Fovtland.
Tii. Tatr-n:!i (f tlto-o desirin.2 superior
op.-i-.it;o-,s is in special rc-'iuest. isitrous ox
ide to - the painl'-ss 4-xtrnettoii of teeth.
; :?' A i tiih-hu teeth "better than the best,"
an I i ,-h,',i) it th;- i'.n.
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Dr. J. II. HATCH,
D E N T 1 ST
The patronage of those dof-.riu first Ct..vs
On- .';. "K, is respect tu! !y solicited.
'Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed.
X. it. X ('- ( ! ad'.'iinistered for the
1'aniless F-xtractiun of Teeth.
OfKicK In Weiirant's new building, west
side of First street, I.etween Alder and Mor
rison streets, Portland, Oregon.
"Livo and Let Live."
"piKLDS X' STHICKLKIv,
COFXTRY PRODUCE, kc,
rilOlOT- WIXES AXD T.1QUOKS.
"'.j'T'At. the ol 1 stand of Woi tman & Fields
t)ieu;v:i ('it , Oregon.
T II. WATKIXS, M. D ,
SURtlEoX. Pon-n-.vxi), OiiKcm.
OFFI( :-0:h Fellows' Temple, corner
First and Mder streets-Residence corner of
M tin and Seventh streets.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since H4?,at the old stand,
.Afroi S'rct, Oregon City, Orfjon.
An Assortment of Watches , Jew
elry, and Seth Thomas' weight
f ,, . 1 1
--.w e t iocks, ail ot wnicu are nn uiiieu
f to be as represented.
jcT Uepai rings done on short notice,
iit.l thauktul tor pasttavers.
4zjbzz on eg 0 x city.
f. All orders fr the delivery of merchan
dise or p icka ;es and freight of whatever des
O criptio-t, to any p art of the city, will bcexe
ae 1 promptly and with care.
SKY Y t)l IK HOTEL,
( Dentfehes Gafthaus.i
Xo. 17 Front Street, opposite the Mail steam
ship landing, Portland, Oregon.
II . R0THF03, J. J. WILKENS,
V U 0 P R I E T O R S .
Board per Week 00
" " " with Lodging 00
A. G. "WALL I NO'S
Pioneer Book Bindery-
O II VA o X l A N 15 UI I DI X G ,
Corner of Front ami Alder Street,
BLANK POORS RULED and POUND to
anv desired nattern.
MUSIC P00KS, MAGAZINES, NEWS
PAPERS, Etc., bound in every variety of
strle knovn to the trade.
Orders froia the country promptly at
TEA YE AIIS AGO.
She leaned half out the rustic porch,
The moon va.s making pretty faces,
We kissed adieu you know a" man
Can da that m those country places.
My name is Williams, mark it well,
(111 show you why I make this state
ment) I turned to go yet turned again.
For love would suffer no abatement.
I said, " What "pretty flower, sweet.
What gem of sunny spot or shady,
When I. and evening, come again.
Shall I, returning, bring my lady ?
WHJ roses, woodbine, violets blue.
Pond lilies irom ihc drowsy .-h idows,
The blooming bough fd' forest tree.
Sweet llags, or daisies from the meadow.
The morning-glory of the fields
The woodland queen, the fair magnolia.
Or that bright clustering thing Miss Jane.
The schoolma'ain calls the multifolia !"'
To each her silent sigh was ' Xo.'"
I feared at last she meant to scout mo.
For though these flowers were sweet,'
" Still she could gather them without
' Twas only womans teazing way,
For " yet." said she, there was one
None could supply but T. and that
She loved to greet each evening hour.'
Still holding by the wealth of vines
That climbing there had turned and
Six' beiit and blushed and whispered low,
living nie Sized Williams just at sun
down. So - just at sundown"" we were wed ;
The flower so rare was but her lover ;
Tea years ago. that was ; now humph !
"Sweet Wil!h;ms'-es are thick as clover.
Only a Farmer's "Wife
Two women sat together at sun
set in t lie porch door of a white
cottage that stood under its " old
ancestral tree" and among its fields
of wheat and corn, like a poet's
vision of a quiet resting place for
some weary, sull'ering human soul.
And one of these two women
had eyes to see, ears to hear, and a
heart to feel and appreciate it all.
She was a tall and stately lady, ap
parently some thirty years of age
not exactly handsome, but with
a o-ntce of air and manner peculi
arly her own. The careful toilet,
the nameless air of elegance and
luxury, the pale cheek, the soft
white" hands betrayed the city
dame. "While the weary glance in
herjarge, dark blue eyes, which
even the pleasant quiet of that
sunset hour could not drive away,
showed that time had not dealt
gently with her and her heart's idol,
but had thrown them, shattered
and ruined at her feet.
Her companion was some five
years her junior, and many times
prettier a little round-faced apple-
eneekeu woman w tui uaix mue
, i -1 . 1.1...,
and dark brown hair, and a
rounded figure that was set oif to
the best advantage by the after
noon dress of tinted muslin that
At present the pretty face was
almost spoiled by a querulous, dis
contented expression. She was
contrasting her own hand, plump
and small, but certainly rather
brown, with the slender white fin
gers of her city friend, all glitter
ing with rings. "Just look at the
two!" she exclaimed. "That
comes of making butter and cheese,
and sweeping, and dusting, and
washing dishes, and making beds
all the time. That man told the
truth that said that woman's work
was never done. I know mine
never is. Oh, dear, dear! To
think that you, Margaret, should
have married a city merchant, and
be as rich as a princess in a fairy
tale ; and here I am planted for
life, plain Mrs. Hiram Parke, and
nothing in the world to compare
with you. 1 am sick of being only
a farmer's wife,"
Margaret Yon Nowth looked
down at her grumbling little friend
with a sad smile.
" Jenny, it seems to me, as we
sit hero in this quiet place and
look out over all those pleasant
fields that are your own it seems
to me that you are almost wicked
to talk like "that."
" I dare say you will never like
it, Margaret. You will never wish
to change places with me."
"Perhaps not. Would you like
to change places with me?"
" And be Mrs. Yon Nowth, in
stead of 3Irs. Hiram Parke?"
Jenny hesitated. She nearly
loved her handsome husband.
" Well, I don't mean that I want
to give up Hiram. I only mean
that I wish he was a rich merchant
instead of a farmer, and as rich as
your husband is; that is all."
" And that is a great deal.
Jenny, if your wish could bo
granted, do "you know what your
life would be?" said Mrs. Yon
"What vours is, I suppose.
What any lady's is in your posi
" Hut. what is that life. Do vou
4i How should I?"
" It is a weary one, Jenny, with
more genuine hard work in it than
all your making of butter and
" Oh, Margaret !"
" And, oh, Jenny ! Believe mc,
i my dear, there are no people on
i earth who work harder than the
j fashionables who only have their
: own amusements to "provide for.
j A long life of mere amusement is a
j dog's life, Jenny, at the best."
' I should like to be convinced
ot it oy actual experience,'' said
So I said and thought once. I
have been so convinced. And it
is all vanity and vexation of spirit,
j " J hit how ?" persisted Jennv.
j u How? In ten thousand, ways.
If you live in the fashionable
; world, you must do as the fashion-
able world does. You must rise
j ami dress, and shop, and dress
i again and drive, ami dress again
I and appear at certain balls,
J parties, concerts, exactly as your
menus clo, or be voted bizarre.
and out ox tne world altogether.
1 ou, my poor Jenny, who are by
no means fond of dress, what
would you do at a fashionable
watering place in the hottest days
in August, with five changes "of
toilet between morning and night,
and a French lady's maid to ty
ranize over you all the time into
the bargain V"
" Horrrors !" ejaculated Jenny.
" 1 Jails you must go to in spite
of fatigue, parties that 3011 must
go to in spite of the heat, calls
that vou must make on neonlc
vou detest! Oh, Jennv, I
should far rather be at home with
the butter and cheese if I v." ere.
.Jenny was silent, Nero v.-as
the side of the bright picture
which she had never seen or
dreamed of before.
''You love your husband,
Jenny !" said her friend after a
Jenny opened her eyes wide.
Love him ! Why, isn't he my
husband V" was her reply.
Mrs. Yon Nowth laughed,
u Some women in society might,
think that a reason why you
shouldn't love him!" she said
dryly. " And he loves you also V"
4 1 should die to-morrow if I
thought he did not."
"Tut, child. People leave this
world when God wills it, not be
fore. I dare say you would sur
vive his infidelity. Many women
before you have lived through
"Don't" talk of it, Margaret. I
could not bear it. "Why lie is all
the world to me.
bear to lose him V"
How could I
i hen don t wish mm to be a '
city merchant, my
say there arc manv
.lear. I dare !
good men in I
1 , 1 t
the city men
ve 1 heir !
wives: but on the other ban
there arc so many temptations,
especially in society, that I some
times wonder, not that so many
go astray, but that so many re
main true to themselves and their
She spoke absently, and her
eyes had a far away glance, as if
they dwelt on other things.
.Jenny ventured a question.
" Margaret, is yours a happy
marriage? Do you love vour bus
band ? And does lie love you ?"
Mrs. Yon Howth started, and
" Jenny, I would have loved him
I would have been a good wife
to him; but he never loved me.
He brought me to a place at the
head of the house, because he
thought me lady-like and interest
ing ; that was all. He told me
that once, though not quite so
plain as this. And since then we
have each taken our own way, in
dependent of the other. I seldom
see him at our house in town. I
have my carriage, my diamonds,
my opera box. In the season I go
to Saratoga, or Newport, while he
favors Long Lranch with his pres
ence. "We are perfect strangers to
each other ; we never quarrel ; and
I suppose if I were to die to-morrow,
he would be an inconsolable
widower for a week. Jenny, you
will not wish to change places
with mc again. Your husband
mbTht change as mine has done,
exposed to the same temptation.
Thank heaven you have him as he
is, a good true man, who loves you;
and never mind the butter and
cheese. Jenny, so long as your hap-
1 his is made
lie rose irom nei
strolled up the garden path.
Jenny did not follow. She sat
on the step lost in thought. The
riddle of her friend's life was at
last made clear to her. She had
often wondered why Margaret, in
the midst of all her wealth and
luxury, should seem so sad.
wondered no longer now.
To be the wife of a man
had no love for you! What .
"lower deep" can there be tlian
1 i T -1
tins lor a proud and sensitive wo-
Jenny turned with tears in her
eyes to meet the starlwart husband
as he came, from the field.
"Well little woman1' lie cried,
and then she got the hearty kiss
for which she was looking-.
Yes, Margaret was right. The
butter and cheese was of little con
sequence while love like this made
her task easy to endure.
And the rosy cheeked little wo
man bent fondly down over her
"' Hiram," as he ilung himself
down on the porch seat, and
fanned him, talked to him, brought
lemonade, and made him thor
oughly happy and at rest.
J'oor Margaret ! Nappy Jenny !
Never again would she wish to be
more only a farmer's wife."
We find the following in the Albany
Democrat of the 2d ir.st :
A Classical Bi MMMKu ox iris Travels.
Guess we're a giveney ! Last Saturday
evening a rather seedy looking but frank
appearing individual politely accosted us
on the street, introducing himself as
. of Molalla. Clackamas County,
' J? luted he was originally born
of poor but honest parentage, and didn't
claim lo have ever seen better days."
lie had jast arrived in town with tweuty
oiu! 'J-horso teams loaded with four mi i lion
thousand two hundred and ni
shingles (all his own) which he was taking
to the new city of Ifalsey to use upon
eight warehouses and live brick blocks
which he designed erecting there during
the coming season. This frank statement
of the '-solid'' circumstances of "Mr.
Sprague from Molalla"' completely subsi
dized us. and when he blandly asked for
two bits with which !o get his clean shirt
from the Celestial laundry, we considered
ourseH only too happy in being permitted
to pi, ice in his outs treched palm double
the amount desired, and walked away
wonderiiigly surmising why the dear Mr.
Sprague of Molalla didn't discover suffi
cient encouragement in oar benevolent
phi.. i mahogany to warrant him in asking
for the lor.n of our b
a per collars
and Sunday colls and other apparel inci
dent lo a country editor's first-class ward
robe. It is perhaps needless to add that
we subsequently learned that Mr. Sprague
of Molalla is a failure so far as (jdsorse
teams and shingles and warehouses and
brick block.-? and clean shirts at wash
houses are concerned, but that as a search
er alter greensnaps lie is an eminent
II. C. IjKwi.s, Esq., ha..-i purchased the re
mainder of what is known as the '"Dixon
Farm adjoining this city and consisting
of about 1;
-for -.': ) ). Lands in
tn;s County are rapidly increasing in. value,
owing to ihe constant !;Iux of popula
tion, and the increased demand. Be, don
It is astonishing that such things can be
in Oregon without the aid of Pen Holla
day and his railroad. We are truly glad
'hat property can advance in Ponton
without the assistance, of the railroad.
Many persons will wonder at this state of
facts. Nevertheless it is true.
The Trihune and its friends, says
the 1! 'orhl
are never tired of re
unions stories of Ku
:es in t : .!" of the bit-
J Y i
trcu lor i
1 -I. -
em men winch
South. Tt has,
prevails all over ti
ho wever, failed to m
on the ter-
1 ra iei
ennessee. the other t av no
on the memor
of the Union dead.
The Ku-Kiax hordes which had as
sembled to strew llowers upon the
dead Confederates actually permit
led their orator to speak of the
Northern soldiers buried in the vi-
-o!,'or Tirm-rwril r
"supply to these war-exiled dead
the sacred offering of maternal or
sisterly love," and after dwelling
upon the bravery and devotion of
the Union soldiers appealed to the
"free, reunil ed, .and patriotic sons
of this great republic" to support
in t lie heartiest manner the 1. liion
and its ancient etandard, which
was Heating "in thriumphant beau
ty" within sight of his audience.
Clearly, the strewing of flowers
upon the graves of Union soldiers,
accompanied by speeches like this,
prove the absolute necessity of im
mediate measures to punish the
Ku-KluA' rebels who in open day
perpetrate such treasonable and
1 n a 1 i g n a n t o u t r a g e s .
-,: S fir
In Wisconsin there are probably
not fewer than 20,000 women, at
work in the field. They are not
only Germans, Irish and Scandina
vians, but Yankees ; not only the
poor, but thousands of the lair and
intelligent classes. "When the pinch
comes, it is common for girls to
hang up the robing pin, shut up the
piano, and go to the field and help
their fathers. The- ride a reaper
as skillfully as any man ; the rake
and bind dexterously : they direct
the cultivator; thev run the thresh
machinc; they pitch the
ies; in extreme need, they can
give their arms and ingenuity to
bucolic architecture, building the
load and stack. A blue eyed girl
in central Wisconsin last year
sheared forty slice) a day ami re
ceived for it. A hundred thou
sand western women are working
in the field this season.
. o- o-
PlEASIX; PROSPECT FOR MAR-
RYixr; Mi:x. Every third woman
in IJostou has the dyspepsia, and
everv third smnal ditllcultv: and
; tu (d)oIlf-es are that fifty percent.
j 0f too balance liave n combination
of the t wo. Pleasant intelligence
for young men who are looking
about for healthy w ives,
The strongest propensity in a
woman's nature is to want to know
what is going on, and the next
strongest is to boss the job.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
(From the S. F. Examiner.)
Every mail from China brings
proof of the mistake in the policy
which has been entered into by the
civilized Governments towards that
country under the influence of Uur
lingame's promises and protesta
tions, and shows the wisdom and
justice of the course of our Minis
ter, lioss lirowne, who was re
moved because he could not shut
his eyes to facts and gauge his ac
tions by the sentimental theories
of people who had never seen a
Chinaman, and who arc totally ig
norant of Chinese character and
Chinese political maxims.
Ever since JJurlingame was sent
out, at a salary of 2,000 per year
and all expenses paid, lo proclaim
to Western nations that China was
yearning to follow them in the path
of modern progress, and that, all
she desired to enable her to do so
was for them to keep their hands
off, each concession has been inter
preted in China as an evidence of
tear and as a tribute to the superi
ority of the Celestial kingdom. The
terrible massacre of Tientsin, where
Sisters of Charity were butchered in
the most horrible manner, was but
a legitimate result of .1 Jurlingeme's
success and 3'oss Browne's recall, j
Ifad it not been for the unfortu-
nate Avar at that time desoiatmg
her territory and taxing her powers
to the utmost, France would cer
tainly have punished this massacre
in the way it deserved, and in a
way which would have given the
foreign mi.sicnaries in China, the
security guaranteed them by the
treaty, but as it was, the compara
tive impunity which the Chinese
authorities secured has emboldened
them to other acts of hostility.
The last steamer brings us intel
ligence that the Mandriaus have an
nounced that in future no commu
nities shall be mulcted for injuries
done to missions or to missionaries;
that no compensation shall be made
for confiscated property, buildings
destroyed or furniture stolen or
broken; and that only those indi
viduals who actually commit the
outrages shall be punished. This
is equivalent to a proclamation of
perfect impunity to all who kill
missionaries or destroy their prop
erty, as the Chinese authorities will
in every case say it is impossible to
discover the culprits. In addition
to this, orphan asylums and found
ling asylums, in which the mission
aries have been in the practice of
rearing children abandoned by
their parents to death, are abso
lutely prohibited; it is demanded
that the Sisters of Charity and the
wives of Protestant missionaries
to be sent home; that the mission
aries shall prostrate themselves be
fore the Mandarins, and shall in all
respects conform to native customs
and be subject to native laws, in
cluding, of course, torture at the
hands of any petty Mandarin; that
no missiomny shall receive more
than forty-five converts; that no
tice cf every conve rsion and every
baptism shall be given to the Chi
nese authorities; that the mission
aries shall not interfere in behalf
of converts when proceeded against
by the Chinese officials; that no
Chinese women shall be permitted
to attend missionary services, and
no heathen children be instructed
in their schools; and finally that
each missionary establishment shall
be under the supervision and con
trol of a Chinese official.
All this amounts simply to an
absolute 'prohibition of missionary
work. If the Foreign Powers
agree to it, Christian converts will
be surrendered up to torture and
death, and the missionaries must
at once leave the country, or sub-
mit to the same fate.
of tiie Chinese Government shows
how much importance it attaches
to the Ihiriingame treaty, and how
willing it is to carry out its treaty
C.vrrrr.K:; f.y Tin-: Siuoxe.-Mi.Ti-:r. A.
A. Sargent. Republican candidate for re
election to Congress in the Second District,
yesterday delivered a long address be
fore the Woman's Suffrage Convention,
avowincr himself a convert to the peculiar
doctrine. The voters of his district ought
to let him Slav at homo and lake care of
the children. Ho is the only individual
of note who has been circumvented by the
strong minded. S to. Union. ,
Good Wife A lady's husband
being away from home, died while
absent. One of the neighbors be
ing requested to inform her of her
husband's death, found her at din
ner, and when he informed her of
the death, she requested the neigh
bor to wait until she had finished
her dinner, when he would hear
At a recent election for County
Clerk in one of the Alabama
counties, John S. Poore received
ST votes, Z. Trasch S3 votes, and
L. 31. White i9 votes. Neither
was elected, because a fourth can
didate, Thomas IJlack, received
27-3 votes, just enough to give him
the victory over the Poore-White-irasch.
Ih3 Chinese Government and
! mill iim 111 jmjuiuM Jm juai imj MHU.II1 IMW 11
Instructions to Swamp Land Commissioners.
The following instructions have
been issued by the State Swamp
Land Commissioners to the several
District Agents or Deputies:
To -, Dcyn'.tu for the aehxtlon
OT hirarnp and Ovtrjlotccl
Jxinds for the count j of- : .
In the execution of your duty
under the provisions of the above
entitled Act, you will proceed to
the field ami examine all such
tracts of land within the County of
as are Swam)) and Over
flowed Lands, until further iastrnc-
sions. 1 ou will coniiiio your wonc
to Districts which have been ac
tually surveyed by the Lijitcd
States. In all cases where you
find Swamp or overflowed lands
which are embraced within the
claims of hona fJ; settlers Iioldin"
either under the I iiited States or
the State of Oregon, you will make
a minute of such tracts and claims
and make return of the same to
this office in a separate schedule by
themselves, under the heading of
"swamp and overflowed lands oc
cupied by bona j'de settlers in the
count v ."
This schedule you will please
complete with care, as it is intended
to form the basis of a claim for the
grant of other lands than the Uni-
ted States in lieu of these Swamp
and Overflowed Lands which by
right, ought to have been invested
in the State of Oregon heretofore
as Swamp and Overflowed Lands.
.You will also proceed to select
all Swamp and Overflowed Land
within the said county, being with
in the surveyed portions thereof,
and not occupied or claimed by
bonajrje settlers or purchasers un
der the L'nited States, or of this
State, as aforesaid, and to make a
clear and distinct descripton of
each tract of such land so selected
by legal subdivisions according to
said surveys, and to make return
to this office, of the same either by
Districts or the entire county above
named when finally examined as
you shall be hereafter instructed.
In case you shall deem it neces
sary in the execution of your du
ties, to be provided with maps of
the surveyed portions of said coun
ty where swamp or overflowed
lands are located, you are author
ized to procure the same, to be
made at the Land office, the ex
pense of which will bo paid by
authority of this board ; said maps,
if procured, you will please return
as part of your report.
In cases where vou i;nd
prosecution of vour work.
subdivision, a portion of which is
Swam.) and the balance arable
land, that part which is ths largest
you will consider gives character
to the whole, that is if more than
one half of any legal subdivision is
arable you will make no selection
from that legal subdivision, but if
more than one half is Swamp, you
will select the whole legal subdi
vision as S wamp lands.
Tu case you find lands unmistak
ably of Swampy character border
ing on. tracts which are meandered
in the United States survey as
Swamps or lakes or tracts of that
character, lying by themselves, but
which have been reported as arable
Lands and designated ou the maps
of the ITnited States, you will
nevertheless select ami report the
same to the Board, as Swamp and
Where school section, Indemni
ty School Lands, State or Univer
sity Lands, are found to have been
located so as to cover any swamp
lands within your district you will
omit the selection of such lands,
but make a schedule of the same
and report them separately to this
It was decided that, in applica
tion to purchase any of the State
lands b' married women or minors
all parties interested in such ap
plications have notice that they
appear before the Hoard and make
a showing of the reasons why
they have any right to hold, under
the law for the disposal of said
Sympathetic. A little boy had
lived for some time with a penuri
ous uncle. The latter was one day
walking out, with the child by Ids
side, when a friend, accompanied
by a greyhound, addressed him.
The little fellow, never having seen
a dog of so slight and slim a
texture, clasped the creature
round the neck, with the impassion
ed cry, " Oh, doggie ! doggie ! do
you live wi' your uncle, too, that
vou are so thin."
Never Occurred to Her. A
girl in St. Louis who is studying
law and intends to practice was
asked by an envious lawyer, it she
was notafraid of losing her repu
tation. She replied that it had
never occurred to her that lawyers
had any reputation to lose.
3eddlino. Out West, when a
notoriousl v lazy man is caught at
work, they say he is meddling
.New and Grand Hailroad Combina
We have what wc deem reliable
information that there will be a
new railroad incorporation formed o
in San Francisco next week for the
purpose of building a road 1,000
miles in length, to connect the Cal
ifornia Pacific with the Ilolladay
Oregon road and with the Union
Pacific. Our informant says the
new combination is to be in the in
terest of the following companies; q
Pennsylvania Central, Pittsburg
and Fort Wayne, Chicago and
N orlhwcstern, Union Pacific, IIol-
laday's Oregon Company, aiid the
California Pacific. He also says
"the Iiothschilds and others have
agreed to furnish all the necessary o
capital, and no bonds or subsidies,
national or local, will be called for."
The western starting point is o
Davisville, Yolo county, to run
northwards to Gocse lake, near ilie
northeastern corner of California,0
and partly in Oregon, thence north
east to Christmas lakes, Oregon,
where the" junction Avill befromed,
with Holladay's road coming fronr
the Willamette-valley and Port-
laud; thence due east along the
plateau south of Snake river to the
point of junction with the Ufiion
Pacific at the northern extremity of
:'alt Lake. We are not advised of
the precise route the road will take
through the Sierra Navada. It
may choose between three passes.
The best of these is doubtless
Leckwonrth's Pass, which at its
greatest elevation is less than 5,000
fe e t al o v c t i d e w a t, e r. F r e d o n y e r's
Pass is north of Peekwourth's, arid
Noble's still north of Fredonyer's.
The latter has an elevation over
G,000 feet. It would give the
shortest route from Davisville to
Goose lake, and allow the road to
traverse the whole extent of Sutter
and Putte counties, debouching in
to the Great Uasin at Eagle lake.
There is a vast extent of first-class
agricultural country cast of the
Sierra Nevada, from Honey lake to
Christmas lakes, and th 2 local trade
would soon make that part of the
road profitable, as, in fact, will it
make the whole line profitable from
the Christmas lakes to Salt Lake. q
Forming an easy connection with
the Northern Pacific Hailroad, the
Holladay branch and the Union Pa
cific will find their actual north
western terminus on Puget sound",
while the L 111011 Pacifies through o
cars will also have a depot at Yal-Q
lejo. The running time over the
new route is likely to be the quick
est from ocean to ocean.
Years ago the Union drew at
tention to this sort cf a railway
system as the surest means of com
pelling the monopoly to do ra fair
business, and Ave arc now in the
way ot realizing' our dream. .Let O
us liope it may bring with it that
general prosperity which all good
men desire for the State of Califor
nia and the whole Pacific coast.
Heport says 10,000 men will bo 0
put to work on this new road with
in sixty days, and that its comple
tion is to be hastened with all pos
sible dispatch. Stc. Union.
Satisfactory. "We have a
very satisfactory kind of ague in
our mind," writes a Western friend
to another. "It comes creeping ui)
a fellow's back like a ton of wild
cats, goes crawling through Ins
joints like iron spikes, and is5 fol
lowed by a fever w hich prohibits
the patient from thinking of any
thing but the Independent Order
of Good Templars. It isn't the
'every-othcr-day' kind, but gets up
with a man at daylight and sleeps
in the small of his back all night.
His teeth feel about six inches top
long, his joints wobble like a loose
wagon wheel, and the shakes are
so steady that one can t hold any
conversation except by putting iii
The First. A girl, forced by
her parents into a disagreeable o
match with an old man, whom she
detested, when the clergyman
came to that part of the service
where the bride is asked if she con
cents to take the bridegroom for
her husband, said, with great sim
plicity, "Oil dear, no, sir; but you.
are the first person who has asked
my opinion about the matter."
The Louisville Courier-Journal
says : " If all the office-seekers
would unite and form a National
Office-seekers' Association and
maintain a shrewd and active pur
chasing agent nenr the White Q
Housed it is believed that they
could buy positions under the
Government for considerable less
money than the President is annu
ally paid for them.
Solomons wisdom is said to have 0
been due to the fact that lie had
700 wives, w hom he consulted ori
The Only Land. The only
liberty cap, says a clever author, is
jthc night-cap. In it men visit;
one-third of their lives, the only
land where they are free and equal;