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DALLAS, OREGON. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1871.
SFIu rerjau Dcp nbliran
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Dallas, Folk County, Oregon.
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Decision or Character.
From the New Jersey Mechanic
It has been truthfully said th.it the
great itioral victories and defeats of the
world often turn on minutes. Foitune
is proverbially a fickle jade, and there i
nothing like promptness of action the
.timing of things at the lucky moment
to force her to surrender her favor
Crises come, the seizing of which i
. triumph, the neglect of which is ruin
This is pai ticularly true on the field of
battle. Nearly every battle turns on
one or two rapid movements, executed
amid the whirl of smok and thunder of
guns that jar the solid globe It was
at such moments that the genius of
Napoleon shone forth with the brightest
lustre. His mind acted like the light
ning, and never with more promptness
and precision than im moments of
-greatest cou fusion and danger. What
confounded others, only stimulated him.
He used to say that one of the recjtii
fites of a general is an accurate calcula
tion' of time; for if our adversary can
biinga poTcrful forte to attack a cer
tain post ten minutes sooner than you
can bring up a sufficient supporting
force, you are beaten, even though ail
the rest of ycur plans be the most per
fect that can be devised. At Areola
he saw that the battle was going n gainst
him, and at once called up twenty five
horsemen, gave them each a trumpet
and made a dashing charge that won
the victory. So at Monti be! lo, he com
puted the distance of the? Austrian cav
alry; saw that it would require a quar
ter of an hour for them to come up,
and in those fifteen minutes executed a
maneuvre that feaved the day. The
reason, he said, why he beat the Aus
trians, was that they did not know the
value of five minutes. At the cele
brated battle of Itivoli, the day seemed
on the point of being decided against
him. He saw the critical state of
affairs, and instantly formed his resolu
tion. He dispatched a flag to the Aus
trian head quarters, with proposals for
:an armistice. Napoleon seized the pre
vious moments, and while amusing the
iCneruy with mock negotiations, rear
xanged his line of battle, changed his
front, and, a fw minutes was ready
rto renounce the farce ot discussion for
5the stern arbitrament of arms. The
.splendid victory of Itivoli was the
result. Waterloo was last by Napoleon
mainly because the swiftness of decision
and promptness of action were wanting
because he wasted precious hours
before, on, and after the day ot Ligny,
and on the morning of Waterloo, when
lie should have fallen on the enemy
iko a thunder bolt.
Of course, there are occasions when
caution and delay arc necessary when
to act without Ion;; and anxious delib
eration would be madness. All wisdom
is a system of balances. It is well
enough to be wary and careful up to a
certain point j bat beyond that, a hesi
tating policy is as ruinous as downright
rashness. Thousands of men owe their
failure in life simply to procrastination
Brobdignag in words, and Lilliput in
acts, they scrupulously follow Fox's
advie, "Never to do to-day what by
any possibility can be pat off till to
morrow." They never know their own
minds, but, like Coleridge, debate with
themselves the whole journey which
side of the rotd tlioy will take, and
meauwhile keep winding from one to
the other. Many a business mm has
made his fortune by promptly deciding
at some nice juncture to expose himself
to a considerable risk. "There is no
body, said a Roman Cardinal, " whom
fortune does not visit owe in his life ;
but when she finds that he is not ready
to receive her, she goes in at. the door
and out through the window." Op or
tunity i coy. Ihere are two moments,
s.-tys Rre.wning, in a diver's life (and
the same applies to every man's career):
One when abofrgnr he jrr pan's to plunge;
One when a I'riut-c he rUcu'with his pearl.
There are crises in almost every
man's life when the Rubicon must be
passed when the Wellington of the
mart or forum must not wait for IJlu
eher to come up, but must himself
arise and charge. The battle of life
is constantly presenting new phases,
and he only can expect to be victorious
who is ready to show a new front us
often as the i-ituation shows a new peril.
A sword that, breaks in the very eri-is
of a duel a horse killed by a flash of
lightning in the moment of collision
with the enemy a bridge cairied
away by a freshet at the instant of a
commencing retreat are events which
are paralleled in every mail's busine-s
career, and call for istant decision.
They confound and paralyze the feeble
mind, but rouse a terrific reactiou of
haughty self-assertion iu that order of
spirits which matches and measures
itself against difficulty and danger. It
is told of Pellissiex, the hero of the
Crimea, that, getting angry one morn
ing with a sub-officer ot a cavalry regi
ment, he cut him across the face wrh a
whip. The man drew a pistol and
attempted to ex dole it in the face of
h s chief, but it missed fire lettering
a fearful oath, but otherwise calm
Fellow !" Slid the grim chief of the
Zouaves,' I erder oj a three d.-y-'
arrest for not having your arm.s iu bet
It it the lack of this promptness hi
characteristic of the gladiatorial intel
lect of this readiness to meet even
attack of ill fortune with counter re
sources of evasion which eau-es so
many defeats in life. There is a race
of narrow wits that never get rich for
want of courage. Their understanding
is ot that halting, balancing kind, which
gives a man ju-t enough light to see
difficulties and start dou' ts, hut riot
enough to surmount tin; one or remove
the other. They do not know what
force of character means. They com
and go like shadows; speak like w-tneri;
sandwitch their sentences with aj(lo
gies ; are overtaken by events whi:e
still irresolute, ad let the tide .b
before they freely posh off A"hvay
brooding over their plans, but never
executing them, they icmind me of
Voltaire's sarcasm upon La II;upe,
whom he called an oven that was
always heating up, but which never
cooked anything. They never get
ahead an inch, beciu-e tl.ey are always
hugging some cowardly maxim, which
they cun only interpret literally.
" Never change a certainty for an un
certainty." "A bird in the hand is
worth two in the bush," are their
favorite saws; and very good ones they
are, too, but not to be followed too lav
ishly Of what use is it to be sawing
about a set of maxims to which there
is a complete set of antagonistic max
ims V Proverbs, it has been well said,
should be sold in pairs, a single one
being but a half truth.
Not only is decision necessary, but
promptness also, without which decision
loses half its value. "Is Philip at
Paris?" asked Charles V., after his
f-on, the King of Spaiu, had gained tho
decisive victory over the' French at
Qucntin. Ilo estimated Philip's tem
per by his own. When Ledyard was
asked by tho African Association when
he would be ready to start for Africa,;
he replied, To-morrow morning." A
similar answer was made by Sir Colin
Vvampoeii, when asked when he would
set out to letd the Rritish army to
India. It was the promptness of Rlu
cher that won for him the cognomen of
" Marshall Forward" throughout the
Prussian army. Again, besides prompt
ness, tenacity of decision is indispctisi
ble to him who would make his mark
in the world, or achieve any rare suc
cess. All the men whose names have
been blazoned on the scroll of fame
have been distinguished by their firm
adhereoco to their purpose by the
nescit von missa reverli which has
made their spoken word like an oath.
When a certain commissary general
complained to the Duke of Wellington
that Sir Thomas Picton bad declared
he Would h ng him if the ration for
that general s division were not forth
coming a a certain hour, the Duke re
plied, "Ah! did he go so far as that ?
Did he say lie would hang you?"
" Yes, my Lord." " Well, if tieneral
Picton said so, I have no doubt he will
keep his word; you'd better get up the
rations in time." When a man of iron
will is thus known to he so tenacious in
his adherence to his resolution that,
once declared, it is like a decree ot fate
there is no limit to the good or bid
results he may accomplish Such a
will draws men and thing- after it as a
boat does the drift in its wake.
A Hot Weather -lo y Hum the Sunny
A gentleman residing in Green eoun
ty gives the follovviug rem irkublo snake
He says he had repaired to the banks
of a small stream for the purpose of
securing a small fry for breakfast. His
attention was attracted by a water snake
lviug a few feet below him iu the edge
of the water, with hi-: head resting on the
bank. He had hooked a young nligator
once by putting a small fish on his hook
and playing it ou the top of the water,
ami it occurred to him that he might
hook the snake in the same way. Cut
ting a small piece from a fish and bat
ing his hook with it. he began to pbv
it slowly around the snake's head. He
gave evident sigus of interest in the
bait, revolving aiouud him, but made
no move. iSeNn by accident, the piece
of fi-h touched the back of his head.
II is snakc.-hip took this as an inult and
showed his resentment by snapping at
it furiously, and after three or lour ef
forts c i light it iu his mouth.
The geu'h man lightened bin line,
and hi snj'keship di-covered that he
was sold Alter performing divers
evolutions, with the hope of either run
mug or fighting his way out of tho
-er.q-e, he acknowledged that though
his great ancestor hud been loo much
for the woman, the son of the woman
had become too much fr him, and
gi.ieeiully submitted to be Iil'ttd ou the
hank and h.iVe hi- head bruised. The
queer antic- of the lir-t snake had now
aUtaeted a second to the pt, and n
haltiog hi-t ho-ik wnti a piece of fish, the
angler Irt it d wn gently till it touched
hi- he id a lillle elevated. Soon as the
I) mk touched him he e.. d it, bud
quickly found lion - is by toe side of
his companion In l-s than half u
h ur he hoi caught, four all that he
Could find. One of them got h se af
ter being drawn to Lnd and got back
into the water. hu he readily bit at ilie
hook the.-erond time, and wa- caught
again. ' On a good day tor srjakes"
the gentleman think.- he cou'd catch
them I .-t. r tii in so-ne men can unhook
them A'fnxtii Ch nni trie.
Strange lih iu .tloutrrcy H'J".
On Saturday la.-t a large school of
huge purposes coming into our bay and
cruising about some of our whalemen
launched a couple of whale boats, and
wi lit aftt r them. After a short chase,
one was hirpooucd and lowed tc the
beach. It was a young mile about 12
feet long and pern tpi t o-thiids grown,
and proved tobe a Short Finned Killer '
Of the porpoise family, ve have in the
bay occasionally the sperm-whale; the
common small porpoise, about 4 fe t
long; the bay porpoise, 15 to 18 feci
long; the cow fish about the same length
as the last, but thicker and stoutei ;
the Long-Finned Killer, tho Shorf
Finned Killer, and the black fish 15
feet long. The "Killers," of which this
was a spociman. have very peculiar
habits .They are the wolves or canni
bals among the Cetaceans, or whale
kind. They go iu bands of two or three
or more, and prey upon seals and all
the other species, except the sperm
whale. They keep uout the hoad of
their victim, seizing it by the lips aud
tongi e.atid dragging it under the water
and retaining it there until dead. They
theu feast upon the carcass, biting out
large pieces ot blubber and Uesh, which
they bring to the surface and devour.
Cant. Scammon, in his little monogram
on the Cetaceae says : "Instances have
been known where 'Killers have at
tacked whales that have been killed by
whalemen, and were being towed to the
ship, in such a determined manner, that
notwithstanding they were frequently
lanced or cut with a bow spade, they
took tho whale from its human captors
and hauled it uuder water out of sh'ht."
The porpoises have but little blubber
aud are of little value. A very supe
rior oil for watches aud other fine ma
chinery is obtained from tho lower jaw
of the common species, fin-back. lie
Subscribe for the Republican.
A Heart's ve and AnguUh and a
About a year since a lady of this
city, a widow, we believe, who had seen
tar better days, called on a pawnbroker
(o pledge the last article she could
spire without taking the garments
off her person. They consisted of a
silver half dollar that her lost infant
child had worn, a silver whittle that its
h .vcet dps had often clasped, and a gold
pencil, alt ke -psakes, dearer to her than
anything left save life. The discipline
of the Lambardines, knowing the ap
plicant for a loan, and confident that
the value to her ot the articles she thus
pledged would eu.-ure a return of the
money, lie loaned her $5 much iure
than the articles would bring at a sale
at seventy Jive cents ptr month ii
terest. Managing to n a:li Peoria, Illinois
where she was forced to struggle hard
to live, she was never ab'e to get to
gether the $5 with which to redeem the
trinkets. Hut this woman would not
think for a moment of the loss of the
keepsakes. So, month alter mouth,
she forwarded seventy-five cents to
the pawnbroker here, per United States
express, paying the express charges each
time in addition until she had paid 11
months' in'erest on the S5 SS'J5.
When the last modest package arrived
the express agent here, J J. Hender
son, who h oi h ard the story of devo
tion, decide 1 that an end should be put
to the bli-iuess. Mr. Clatk of the Amer
ican, and Mr. Weir, of the Adams, and
some of the ' loys" around the office,
threw iu a triflo each, mule up the
amount r quired, and sent f r the
broker. He gave the circumstaucc about
we have related them, and p-oduccd
the trinkets, which will be forwarded
to the mother to d iv. It is rot an ex-ce-sive
stretch of the imagination to
suppose that hei he;irt will jump with
joy when she receives the return of the
treasure iu place of the p iw n'o oker's
ticket with t lie u-ual recqie endorsed
on its back Citci.uhitt Cintnenial.
Cup '4 Tttetl by M at hematics
An amusing instance of unconsciously
splitting a deference is recorded iu the
Men.oir-i of Midime d Linny,'' a
French writer of the l i-t century.
A certain liter irv gentleman of her
acquaintance piid her matked attention
for a considerable time. It wa hi
lt ibit to call for her at a friend's house
here she u-'taby j -a-st d the dav, to
offer her his arm. an 1 to see her home.
Alter an interval, however, at about the
lime when a declaration might have
been expected, the attention of tho man
of letters relaxed somewhat. He still
manifested a regard fur her, but not so
intense a re.ard as he had shown at
It bad been his wont, in passing
through a large square on his way to
t fie lady's hou.-e, to take her round the
two sides of f he sjU ire. As his fervor
abated, ho still eseoited her home he
could not at once give up the practice
but In; made short woik of it. In
sfiad of going along the two sides of
the square, he. "split the diflerenco,'
and crossed it diagonally. "Then,"
the witty lady remarks, f concluded
that his regard fr me hid at least
diminished by the .difference between
the diagonal and the two sides of a
A Nkw Way to Collect a Uill
The New York Tribune gives some of
the particulars iu a case where a citizen
having a bill against the city for S10.
000, tried iu vain for some time to col
lect it. He finally received an intimation
from headquarters to make the bill
SG1,000. This having been done, the
creditor had no difficulty in collecting
i he original amount claimed. The
large margin went into the hands of the
King which runs tho city Government
It is a very tempting way to make out
bills. They appear all right on the
face; arc duly certified, the money is
paid over and everything is lovely until
some prying citizen meddles with the
peace of Tammany. Then comes a storm,
aud innocence rages with indignation
not that the money has been stolen,
but that the wrong doers have been
The following is one of Artcmus
Ward's " auswers to correspondents,"
which appeared in tho Cleveland
JHaindeaier. The implied idea which
pops into the mind is that the 'youn
. i ' i
clergyman, uas seriously written
ask how to make hot rum punch :
Young Clergyman Two nints
rum. two quarts of hot water, teacun of
sugar, aud a lemon ; grate in nutmeg,
t4 r thoroughly, aud drink while it is
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, dC.
.1. M. ISAIriJlOItl,
PORTLAND - - - - OltUGOX.
General News Agent
For Oregon aud Adjacent TerrrltorleB.
Also SPECIAL COLLECTOR of all kind
AGENT fur the Dallas Republican.
I OILY J. DA IVY,
IVolarv Public, &c,
J. C. GRUBBS, m. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGRON,
Offers hi a Services to the Citizens of Dallas
OFFICE t NICHOLS Drug Store.
W. D. JEWRIES, M. D,
IMtyticiaii ami Surgeon,
Special attention given to Obstetrics nd
L)t:aMti9 of Women. ltf
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law,
Will practice in all the Courts of Record and
Inferior Courts of this State.
OFFICE-In Watkinds 1 Co's Brick, up
P. C. SVlAAy
Attorney & Counsellor-At-Law,
Will prartico in all the Courts efhe State. 1
.1. L. ( OLLI.S,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
4.(.fil attention ;iven to Collections and to
iiiittttT r:re!wrug to Kettl Estate. 1
and RealaEstate Auctioneers,
No. KM). FRONT STREET,
PORTLAND ---- - OREGON.
VAG3H AND CARRIAGE SHOP,
Main Street, Dallas.
Second dor north of the Prog Store.
Tlx midrrsizned wishes to inform the PoVdie
that he i prepared ti do any kind of work in
hi linn on the ihortcpt notice, and in the best
mv!c. Thankful to hi old customer and
frh-od f'r former patronage, ho r?pcctfullj
a continuance of the name.
.TJ tf S. T. GARRISON.
CoitiisiiUtc on Railroad
Have t.-i 1. i'nt a noon n$ the Oregon
("Vntral R:ti!r a (Wrt Si te) i. oomph Ud into
l'.ilk County, they will ivti orders to all con
tr.f -tor and wojknun on the liuc to puichase
Groceries and Provision.
Clothing. Soots and Shoes,
Ladi'S Dres Goods,
Or anything they may happen to want of M.
M. Kill, at Laclede, formerly known as ClutTs
Store. Meanwliile. nil farmers, or anyone elfe,
will find it to their interest to call and make
their m-Vetton. All are aware that I am sell
ins; -dtt cheaper than anybody in Folk. Co.
I huy more Produce than any fico stores in the
County. So hring along your Butter if it is
sokt. and if it is solid, all the better.
Yours truly, M. M. ELLTS.
mi door m
f&XZl HLiniJ rAU I UnTi
- t 9
MAIN STREET, DALLAS.
1 have constantly on band And for Sale
tVIIVDOW SASiU, ft lazed
DOORS OF ALL SIZES.
WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES,
All of the Best Material and Manufacture,
ll-tf JAMES M. CAMPBELL.
NEW PAINT SHOP,
Carriage, Wagon, Sign,
GRAINING & GLAZING,
PAPER HANGING, &c,
Done in the most Workmanlike manner by
n. P. S II RIVER
Shop upstairs over Ilobart A Co'a Harness
DALLAS, POLK CO., OREGON,
PR 0 FUSS JON A L OA RJ)Sf Jc C.
CORNER MAIN AND COURT STS.
Dallas, Polk County, 'Oregon.
The undersigned, having RE-FITTED the
above HOTEL, now informs the Public that
he is prepared to Accommodate all who may
favor hioi with & call, in as good style as can
be found in any Hotel in the Country. Give
me a call, andyoa shall not leave disappointed.
12-tf W. F. KENNEDY, Proprietor.
NEW WAfeOIV 'AJVD CAR.
KI Y;K FACTORY.
RICHARDSON fe CO.
Inform the Publis that they are now ready to
, do all kinds of work in their line.
CARRIAGES, WAGOInS, Ac. Built or Re
paired with Neatness and Dupafccb.
WAGONS eonstMlr on bund for Sale.
13LACKSMITUING done by an experienced
One door south of Livery Stable Dallas, Ogn.
S. C. STILES,
Main st (opposite the Coax House), Dalltt,
MANUFACTURER, AND DEALER IN
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Collars,
Check Lines, etc., etc., of all kinds, which he ia
prepared to sell at the lowest living rates.
J-REPAIRING done on bot'BOtie.
$73 EVERY WEKK!
We want Smart and Energetie Agents to
introduce our popular and justly celebrated
inventions, ia every Village, Toicn and City i
Indispensable to every Household;
They are highly approved of, endorsed and
adopted by Laditt, 'AyiVi and Ditinet,
and are now a GREAT FAVORITE with
Every Family tvHI Purchase One
or more of them. Suiithin that their merit -are
apparent t SLA NCE.
DRUGGISTS, MILLINERS, DKESSMAEE&8
and all who keep FANCY STORES, will fin
our excelieit articles SELL VERY RAPID
L Y, gives perfect satisfaction and netting
to all Dealers and Agents. -
COUNTY RIGHTS FREE
to all who desire engaging in an Honorable-,
Eeopectable and Profinble Bunintet, at the same
time doing good to their companions in life.
Sample $2 Go, sent free by mail on receipt ot
price. SEND FOR WHOLESALE CIRCU
LAR. ADDRESS, . J .
VICTORIA MANUFACTURING COMPT,
IT, PARK PLACE, New York.
m PICTURE GALLERY,
J. IT. KINCAID has opened a
New Photographic Gallery
In Dallas, where he will be pleased to wait on ,
Customers in his line of Business at all hoars
of tho day.
Chi hi re it's Pictures
Taken without grumbling, at the same price as
Adults. Satisfaction guaranteed. Price to
suit the time's.
Rooms at Lafollett's Old Stand, Main Street,
Dallas, Folk County, Oregon, April 27th, 1871
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C S. SIL V E It,
No. ISO, First Street, -PORTLAND,
- - - . OREGON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
DRV GOODS, fLOTIIIXG,
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
HOOTS AND SHOES, HATS fc CAPS,
GROCERIES t PRO VISIONS,
Highest Cash Price paid for all kinds of
Rag Carpet Weaving,
ALL PERSONS IIAVINQ MATERIAL
for Rag Carpets, and -wishing them
Woven, can be) accommodates hy Calling on
the undersigned. Orders left at the Store of
R. Howe Bros, will be promptly attended to.
Ifl 3m WM. SAI LSBERRY.
A Variety of CHAIRS fax Parlor and 7
RAW-niDO BOTTOKX CUADXa
Of my own make.!
Shop near Way mire's Iflil!
I INVITE THE PUBLIC TO EXAMINE
my stock. , I shall be pleased to show yoa
my goods, and better pleased when you buy.
NEW WORK put up to Order, and RE
PAIRING dene at the lowest cash price.
4 tf V7TX C. T7I2A3, I)UmK