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OllEGOX CITY, ORSOOiV, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1871.
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Christian Way to Kill an Enemy.
"That man will be the deatli 'of
me yet," said Paul Levering. He
looked worried out, not angry.
'Thee means Dick Hardy
'What lias he been doing to thee
now ?' asked the questioner, a
friend named Isaac 31 artin, a neigh
bor. 'lie's always doing something,
friend Martin. Scarcely a day
passes that I don't have complaint
of him. Yesterday one of the
boys came and told me he saw him
throw a stone at my new Durham
cow, and strike her on the head.'
'That's very bad friend Levering.
Docs thee know why he did this?
Was thy Durham cow trespassing
on his grounds?'
'Xo, she was only looking over
the fence. He has a spite at me
and mine, and does all he can to
injure me. You know the line
Dartlett pear-tree, that stands in
corner of my lot adjoining his prop
'Two large limbs stretched over
his side. You would hardly be
lieve it, but it is true; I was out
there, just now, and discovered
that he had sawed off these two
large limbs that hung over on his
side. They lay down on the
ground and the pigs were eating
'Why is Dick so spiteful to thee,
friend Levering ? He dosen't an
nov me. What has thee done to
'Xothing of any consequence.'
'The must have done something,
try and remembei.'
'I know what first put him out:
I kicked an ugly dog of his once.
The beast, half starved at home, I
suppose, was all the
ing about here, and
evervthincr that came in his way
One day 1 came upon him sudden
ly, and gave him a tremendous
kick that sent himliowling through
the gate. Unfortunately as it has
turned out, the dog's master hap
pened to be passing along the road.
The way he swore at me was
dreadful. I never saw a more vin
dictive face. The next morning a
splendid Xewtoundland, that I had
raised from a pup, met me shiver
ing at the door with his tail cut olT.
I don't know when I have felt so
badly. Poor fellow! his piteous
looks haunt me now. I had no
proof against Dick but have never
doubted as to his agency in the mat
ter. In my grief and indignation
I shot the dog, and so put him out
of my sight.'
'Thee was hasty in that, friend
Levering,' said the Quaker.
'Perhaps I was, though I never
regretted the act. I met Dick a
few days afterwards. The grin of
satisfaction on his face I accepted
as an acknowledgement of his
mean and cruel revenge. Within
a week from that time one of my
cows had a horn knocked off.'
'What did thee do?'
'I went to Dick Hardy and gave
him a picee of my mind.'
'That is, thee scolded him, and
spoke hard names, and thee threat
ened.' 'Yes just so, friend Martin.'
'Did any jjood come of it.'
'About ast much as though I had
whistled to the wind.'
'How has it been since ?'
'Xo change for the better, it
grows if anything worse and
worse; Dick never gets weary of
'Has thee never tried the law on
him, friend Levering? The law
should protect thec.'
'O, Yes, I've tried the law. Once
he ran his heavy wagon against
my carriage, purposely, and upset
me in the road. I made a narrow
escnrse with mv life. The carriage
was so badly broken,
me fifty dollars for
that it cost
neighbor saw the whole tlimg ami
said it was plainly intended by
Dick. So I sent him the carriage
makers bill, at which he got into
a towering passion. Then I threat
cned him with a prosecution, and
he laughed in my face malignantly.
I felt that the time had come to
act decisively, and sued him, rely
ing on the evidence of my neigh
bor. He was afraid of Dick and
so worded his testimony that the
jury saw oidy an accident instead
of a purpose to injure. After that,
Hardy was worse than ever. He
took an evil delight in annoying
and injuring me. I am satisfied in
more than one instance he left gaps
in my fences, in order to entice my
cattle into his fields that ho might
set his dogs on them, and hurt
them with stones. It is more than
a child of mine dare to cross his
premises. Only last week he tried
to put his dog on my little Flor
ence, who strayed into one of his
fields after buttercups. The dog
was less cruel than his master, or
she would have been torn by his
teeth, instead of being only fright
ened bv his bark.'
'It is" a hard case, truly, friend
Levering. Our neighbor Ilardy
seems possesed of an evil spirit.'
'The spirit of the devil,' was
answered with feeling.
'He is thy enemy assuredly; and
if thee does not get rid of him, he
will do thee great harm. Thee
must if thee would dwell in safety
The Quakers face growing seri
ous, and he spoke in a lowered
voice and bent towards his neigh
bor in a confidential manner:
'Thee must put him out of the
'Friend Martin?' The surprise
of Paid was unfeigned.
The countenance of Levering
grew black with astonishment.
'Kill him!' he ejaculated.
'If thee dosen't kill him he'll
certainly kill thee, one of these
days, friend Levering. And thee
knows what is said about self-preservation
being the first law of na
ture.' 'And get hung ?'
'I don't think they'll hang thee,
anyway,' coolly returned the Qua
ker. 'Thee can go over to his
place and get him all by thyself.
Or thee can meet him in some by
road. Nobody need see thee, and
when he is dead, I think people
will be more giatl than sorry.'
'Do you think I,m no better than
a murderer ? I, Paid Levering,
stain my hands with blood !'
'Who said anything about stain
ing thy hands with blood ?' the
Quaker said mildly.
'Thee's mistaken. I never used
the word blood.'
'Iut you meant it. You sug
'No, friend Levering ; I advised
thee to kill thy enemy, lest some
day he should kill thee.'
'Isn't killing murder, I should
like to know?' demanded Levering.
'There's more ways than one to
kill an enemy,' said the Quaker.
'I've killed a good many in my
time and no blood can be found on
my garments. My way of killing
enemies is to make them mv friends.
Kill neighbor Hardy with kindness,
and thee'll have no more trouble
A sudden light gleamed over
31 r. Levering's face, as if a cloud
'New way to kill people.'
'The surest way to kill enemies,
as thee'll find if thee'll try.'
'Let me see. How shall we go
about it ?' said Paid Levering, tak
ing at or.ee with the idea.
'If thee has the will, friend Lev
ering, it will not be long before
thee finds the way.'
And so it proved. Xot two
hours aftcrwerds, as Mr. Levering
was driving into the village, he
found Dick Hardy with a stalled
load of stones; he was whipping
his horse, and swearing at him pas
sionately, but to no purpose. The
cart-wheels were buried half to the
axle, in stiff mud, and defied the
strength of one horse to move
them. On seeing Mr. Levering,
Dick stopped pulling and swearing,
and, getting on the cart, com
menced pitceing the stones off into
the middle of the road.
'Hold on a bit, friend Hardy,'
he said in a pleasant voice, as he
dismounted and commenced un
hitching his horse. But Dick pre
tended he did not hear him, and
kept on pitching out stones. 'Hold
on, I say, and don't give yourself
all that trouble,' added Mr. Lev
ering,' speaking in fi louder voice,
but in kind and cheerful tones.
'Two horses are better than one.
With Charley's help we'll soon
have the wheels on solid ground
Understanding now what was
meant, Dick's hands fell almost
lifeless by his side. 'There, said
Levering, as ho put his horse in
front of Dick's and made the trace
fast. 'One pull and the thing is
done?' Before Dick could get
down from the cart it was out of
the mud-hole-, and without saying
a word more, Levering unfastened
his horse from the front of Dick s
animal, and hitching up again rode
On the next day Mr. Levering
saw Dick Hardy in the act of
strengthening a bit of weak fence
through which Levering's cattle
had broken once or twice, thus re
moving temptation, and saving the
animals from being beaten and set
upon by the dogs.
'Thee's given him a bad wound,
friend Levering,' said the Quaker,
on getting information of the two
incidents 'just mentioned, 'and it
will be th v own fault if thee dosen't
Xot long afterwards in the face
of an approaching storm, and
while Dick Hardy was hurrying to
get in some clover hay, his wagon
broke down. Mr. Levering, who
saw from one of his fields, the inci
dent, and saw what loss it might
occasion, hitched up his own wag
on, and sent it over to Dick's as
sistance. AYith a storm coming on
that might last four days, and ruin
from two to three tons- of hay,
Dick could not decline the offer,
though it went against the grain
to accept a favor from the man he
had hated for years and injured in
so many ways.
On the following morning, Mr.
Levering had a visit fro in Dick
Hardy. It was raining fast. 'I've
come,' said Dick, stammering and
confused, and looking down on the
ground instead of into Mr. Lever
ing's face, 'to pay you for the use
of your team yesterday in getting
in my hay. I should have lost it
if you hadn't sent your wagon, and
it's only right that I should pay
you for the use of it.'
'I should be very sorry,' answer
ed Paul Levering, cheeringly, 'If I
couldn't do a neighborly turn with
out pay. You were right welcome,
friend Hardy, to the wagon. Iam
more than paid in knowing that
you saved that field of clover.
How much did you get?'
'About three tons. But Mr.
Levering, I must '
'Xot a word, if you don't want
to offend me,' interrupted Levering.
'I trust there is not a man arouiid
here that wouldn't do as much for
a neighbor in time of need. Still,
if you don't wish to stand my
debtor pay me in good will.'
Dick Hardy raised his e cs slow
ly and looking in a strange way at
Mr. Levering, said 'shall we not be
friends?' . Mr. Levering reached
out his hand. Hardy grasped it
with a quick short grip, and then,
as if to hide his feelings that were
becoming too strong, dropped it,
and went off hastily.
'Thee's killed him !' said the
Quaker, on his next meeting with
Levering, 'thy enenmy is dead.'
'Slain by kindness which you
'Xo, thee got it from God's arm
ory where all men may may equip
themselves without charge and be
come invincible,' replied the Qua
ker. 'And I trust, for thy peace
and safety, thee will never use an"
other weapons in -fighting thy
neighbors. They are sure to kill.'
Xot th e Lady. A well known
minister, walking along the streets
a few days since, met a lady for
whom he had performed the
marriage service. Desiring to re
new the acquaintance, (for the
lady had interested him greatly at
the time), he accosted her with
the remark :
"Madam, did I not have the
pi ure of marying you a few
days ago ?"
"I was married a few days since,
"Yes, I thought I was not mis
taken. I married j-ou."
"Indeed ! A Veil" I thought my
husband was a much younger man
than you are ; but I have not seen
enough of him to make his ac
quaintance thoroughly. By the
way, my dear, my chignon is get
ting shabby; please give me some
money to buy a waterfall."
Evidently this was more than
the minister bargained for, and
with a hasty bow, accompanied
by the remark : "Xo, you are not
the lady I'm mistaken," he took
his leave. YT O. Picayvne.
The number of distilleries in the
Fnited States, with their spirit
producing capacity, foot up a total
of 180,330 gallons per day, or 54,
000,000 of gallons annually, allow
ing 300 working days to the year.
If we remember that the distiller
ies do not, as a rule, work so many
as 300 days in each year, it will be
apparent that 50,000,000 of gallons
is a liberal estimate of annual pro
duction, based upon the returned
working capacity. Inasmuch as
the estimated annual consumption
of the Fnited States is about 80,
000,000 of gallons, there is a rather
startling discrepancy of 30,000,
000, or 3 7. j per cent, for- which no
figures vet received will account.
1 -O -o-
Simply Fat.se. The "nijld
ILuid Circi'l'tr"1 says, "the Demo
cratic leaders arc the men who
caused their country to bleed."
That is simply false. The Demo
cratic leaders governed the country
from 1800 to 1800, and during all
that time the country enjoyed un
paralleled prosperity. When the
Republicans obtained power they
declared, "without blood-letting
the Union was not worth being
preserved." They plunged the
country into a civil war to free the
negroes, and by downright robbery
fastened upon the people a debt
more than double what it should
have been. Jc.
A fellow who was caught recent
ly with a bag full of jimmies, center-bits
and other buglarious im
plements, was asked "what he
was doing with such a kit as that?"
lie replied with an innocent air,
that he was only going to "make
prooosals for some government
There is one single fact which
one may apply to all the wit and
argument of infidelity namely,
that no man on his death-bed ever
repented being a Christian.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
mIVERSITX OF CALIFORNIA,
The Fortunate Kiss.
A Pketty Story by Frederica
In the great University of Up
sula, in Sweden, lived a young
student, a noble youth, with great
love for studies, but without means
for pursuing them. He was poor,
without connections. Still he
studied, lived in great poverty,
but keeping a cheerful heart, and I
trying to 1001c at tne iuture winch
seemed so grim to him. His good
humor and excellent qualities made
him beloved by his comrades.
One dav he was standing in the
square with some of them, prat
tling away an hour of lcasure,
when the attention of the young
men became arrested by a young
and elegant lads', who, by the side
of an older one, was slowly walk
ing over the place. It was the
daughter of the Governor of Up
sula, living in the city, and the
lady was her governess. She was
generally known for her goodness
and gentleness of character, and
looked at with admiration by all
the students. As the young men
stood gazing at her as she passed,
like a graceful vision, one of them
suddenly exclaimed :
"Well, it would be worth some
thing to have a kiss from such
The poor student, the hero of
our story, who looked on that pure,
angelic face, exclaimed, as if by
"Well, I think I could have it."
"Well !" cried his friends in a
chorus, "are you crazy ? Do you
know her ?"
"Xot at all," lie answered, "but
I think she would kiss me if I
"What ! in this place, and be
fore all our eyes?"
"Well, if she would give you a
kiss in that manner, I will promise
to give you a thousand dollars ?"
exclaimed one of the party.
"And I ! and I !" exclaimed
three or four others, for it happened
that sev- . al rich young men were
in the group, and the bets ran
high on so improbable an event.
The challenge was given and re
ceived in less time than we take
to tell it.
Our hero (my authority tells
not whether he was plain or hand
some ; I have my peculiar reasons
for believing that he was rather
plain, but singularly good-looking
at the same time), immediately
walked up to the young lady and
"Mein fraulein, my fortnne is
in your hands."
She looked at him with aston
ishment, but arrested her steps.
He proceeded to state his name
and condition, his aspiration, and
related what had passed between
him and his companions.
The young lady listened atten
tively, and at hiseer ing to speak, j
she said, blushing!;-, but with
great sweetness :
"If by so little a thing so nvi' h
good can be effected, it would be
wicked in me to refuse your re
quest," and publicly, in the open
square, she kissed him.
Xext day the student was sent
for by the Governor. He wanted
to see the man who dared to seek
a kiss from his daughter in that
way, and whom she consented to
lie received him with a scrutin
izing bow, but after an hour's con
versation was so well pleased with
him that he asked him to dine at
his table daring his studies at the
Our young friend pursued his
studies in such a manner that he
was soon regarded as the most
promising student at the university.
Three years are passed since the
first kiss, when the young man was
allowed to give a second kiss to
the daughter of the Governor as
He became, late, one of the most
noted scholars in Sweden, and was
much respected for his character.
His works will endure while time
lasts among the works of science ;
and from this happy union sprang
a family well known in Sweden at
the present time, whose wealth
and position in society are regard
ed as trifles in comparison with its
goodness and love.
It is generally believed that the
yield of gold in California, has
been steadily decreasing; but the
cont rary seems to be the fact. The
des; sits at the San Francisco mint
for ih.e first eight months of 1870,
were 719,211 ounces of gold, and
209,104 ounces of silver, against
532,080 ounces of gold in 1SG0,
and 398,081 in 1867
It is at the approach of dinner
time that we feel most sensibly
"the emptiness of things below."
A girl may as well hang up her
fiddle when "she loses her beau.
A Female Odd Fellow.
The Secrets of te Order Or
taixed Without "Riding the
Indianapolis, July 15.--An old
man GO years of age, named Geo.
Staats, who was janitor of the
Odd Fellows' Hall, and had charge I
ot' the private books and work, as :
well as the keys, for some time j
past has been under the domina- ;
lion of a woman named Pillbean, j
wuu acjiureu a icariiu innuence ;
10 ucquircu a icariiu innuence j course not to a degree that wouiu
er him, and prevailed upon him j be cruel, I had used before as pun
let, her witness three intiations j ishment, preferring it to whipping.
Odd Fellowship while she was j My husband had "never protested".
ill WUU iA' US I 11 Will P SUP WflS
concealed irom view. 1 here is a : and it had never occurred to me
room adjoining to the main hall of, as being any worse than any cor
the building,designed for the recep- j porial punishment, which f course,
tion of an organ, pending which it should be avoided if possible. In
was curiamea on, having been in
this condition for some time. En
trance to this room can only be
obtained from the outside, and
thereto Mrs. Pillbean was admit
ted by the janitor upon several
different nights, and witnessed
three if not five initiations. She
i 1 T 1- 1
was supplied with the
hooks and work of the order, keys
of the room; and one of the stools
of the encampment. These articles
were taken from her a day or two
since by the Chief of Police. It
is said that the janitor instructed
the woman in three degrees of
Masonry. She makes her boast
that she is an Odd Fellow and a
Free Mason, and lias given evi
dence that she knows more than
she ought to about Odd Fellow
ship. Xow for the reason for her seek
ing that which heretofore has been
a sealed book to a woman. For
some rime past the janitor has
paid M 2 per month for the wo
man's house. She wanted more
money, and demanded $1,000.
This was refused, when she asked
for -$500 and a mortgage on one of
the janitor's houses. This was al
so refused, when she told what
she had seen and learned.
On Friday night the janitor was
tried before a Committee of Odd
Fellows and expelled from the
order. He was defended by Hon.
Wrn. Wallace. He is now re
ported as keeping elosel' to his
True Flirts and False.
The Home Journal, has this
story of "true flirts and false:"
"When a clown follows the will-o'-the-wisp
to the discomfiture,
we blame the foolish man, and not
the misguiding light. And so, if
men will be so vain and unthink
ing as to imagine that every pleas
ant beauty adores them because
she does not snub them, and de
signs to marry them because she
vouchsafes to chat, whose fault is
it when the presumptuous lover is
informed with cold politeness that
his position is that of a friend only?
The real mistake consists in con
ceiving nothing between the sexes
but love. People rush into the
error that a woman must be
either discourteous to a man or in
love with him ; the possibility of
her entaining a proper and healthy
friendship for fifty of the opposite
sex never seems to strike the world.
Xow the so-called flirt is eminently
free from all the charges that are
usually alleged against her. She
is open and undisguised. Her affa
bility is known and commented
on from the fact that she converses
without hesitation, laughs without
restraint ; she" wears her heart up
on her sleeve;" there is no con
cealment, no attempt at reserva
tion, no affectation of reserve. The
really designing woman is of
another cast. Her plots are dark
ly laid and 'darkly carried out;
her demeanor staid and style irre
proacable. "She gives a side glance and looks do-vvn."'
She encourages not with the
open invitation of an assault, but
with the covert affectation of a re
treat. She leads on quietly, but
without appearing to do so, and
the world is kept in ignorance of
her plans till her discretion is re
warded and a prize secured. So
anglers catch fish quietly, con
cealed, cautiously. But ho who
chatters on the bank, flaunts his
his rod and line and flutters
brilliant hues, fails if he thinks to
While there is a law in society
which is the measure of virtue and
vice, and in the State the measure
of crime and innocence, there is al-;
so a divine law which extends
over -A) society and overall States,
and vhit:h is the onlv touchstone!
A naughty little boy, blubber
ing because his mother wouldn't
letThim go to the river on Sunday,
upon being admonished, said: "I
only want to go down and seethe
bad little bovs drown tor going a
How to make time go fast Use
the spur of the moment.
Singular Confession Busterfsiff
Tongue for Lying.
. : '
One of the
I letters in a certain way, that we
! have seen lately, is published in the
! Cleveland Herald, it being a.de
j nial by one Mrs. F. A. Carter: of
the tvuik of a storv which had
been published that" she had hi i sl
tered a young servant girl's tongue
for lying. She says :
The threat to blister the tongue
for lying, and doing it, though" of
course not to a ilegree that wouju
I V iik mm in novor nrntncfn,
this case the culprit was a large o
girl, who had been more than once
returned to our Countyolnfirraarv
as incorrigible. I had taken he?
on trial, as I had been moderately
successful before with one of simi
lar antecedents. She was H,ot o
virtuous, was dishonest and un
truthful. I vainly tried to reform
her, and was obliged to resort to
severe mc.1ns.: I said to a neigh
bor that I had burned her tongue
for lying, and she had told no
lies since, and from that remark,
in the mouth of gossips, the "horri
ble if true" story grew. I can
prove in Court if necessary, bv
persons in the house at the time,
that the above is truth, and that I
punished with a heated knife, first
applying it to my own tongue,
and then on hers, not even raising
a blister, but frightened her much,
which was what I intended, as any
moral appeal was of no use what
ever. 1 am a professed Christian ?
woman, and did what I did con
scientiously, feeling it Jl duty, by
every available means, to prevent
the girl's remaining a candidate
for a part in the "lake that burn-
eth with fire."
Hev-J- P Newman -
The Xew York Sun, whose edi
tor was Assistant Secretary of
War under Mr. Stanton, and who
enjoyed the confidence of 3fr. Lin
coln in an eminent degr as he
also diil that of General .rant
whom he saved from dismissal by
Stanton indulges in the following
comments, upon Mr. Newman's
effort to re-elect Harlan to the
Senate, bv invoking the aid of k
powerful church to sustain his noto
rious corruption and jobbery:
"The letter of the Rev." J.cP.
Newman, of the Metropolitan
Methodist Church in Washington,
desiring all the Methodist ministers
cf Iowa to electioneer for Senator
Harlan, has brought its author in
to a degree of notoriety that he
evidently did not contemplate, t
seems, however, that Mr. Newman
is not an obscure man. He form
erly held a prominent place in the
management of the Freedmcn's
Bureau in Louisiana ; but his ad
ministration did not render him
popular, and he found it best to
leave. Charges were made against
him by the partisan press at that
time, of his having misappropriated
money belonging to the bureau and
donated by private charity ;ebut
we have never seen the evidence
by which these charges could be
established. However, under the
present circumstances, would it
not be well for the Rev Mr. Xew
man to cultivate a retiring modes
ty, and to confine himself to his
ecclesiastical duties in Washing
ton, leaving the politics of Iowa to
take care of themselves ?" Ex
change. Classes of Readers. Cole
ridge, in a lecture twenty years
ago, divided readers into four
classes. The first he compared to
the hour-glass, their reading being
as the sand it runs in and out,
and leaves not a vestige behind.
A second class, he said, resemhufd
the sponge, which imbibes every
thing, and returns it nearly in 'the
same state, onlv a little dirtier. AD
third class he "likened to a jelly
bag, which allows all that is pure
to 'pass away, and retains only the
refuse ami dregs. The fourth
class, of which he trusted 'here
were many among his auditors, he
compared to the slaves in the dia
mond mines of Golcondia, who,
casting away all that is worthless,
preserve only the pure gem.
"Where was I," said a little
urchin to his mother, as he stood
gazing at his drunken and pros
trate father ; "where was I Avhen
yon married pa? Why didn't
you take me along ; I could have
icked out a better man than he
A western editor in response to
a subscriber who grumbles that his
paper is intolerably damp, saj-s
that it is because there is so much
due on it.
Have the elements a right to
brew a storm without a license?