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VOL. 2. .
DALLAS, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1871.
Mht rtjfftt gUpuiliian
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Dallas, Folk County, Oregon.
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Demohest's Monthly stands unrivalled as a
Family Magazine. Its choice Literature, its
superior Music, its large amount of valualdo
information on miscellaneous subjects, its
practical and reliable information in regard to
the fashions, and arti-tic illustrations, give it a
just claim to its well-earned title, " The Modvl
Magazine of America."
This curious caoc is a native of
China, Japan, and the South Sea
Islands. It grows to the prodiiou
height of 130 feet or more, having a
smooth, glossy stalk, cylindrical in
shape, and of a bright yellowish-green
color, its surface being intersected with
large knots. The branches starting
from the top of tae stalk bear an abun
dance of plume?like leaves. Around
mansions and Urge estates in the
countries in which it flourishes, the
bamboo is often planted in hedge-row.-;
which, however, have the disadvantage
of often catching fire during storms
from the heat caused by the f riction of
the smooth, flexible stalks rubbing
The number and variety of articles
manufactured from this cane are almost
inconceivable. The patient r.ad inven
tive Chinaman has found the means of
transforming the pliant reed with which
nature has endowed his country into
countless useful contrivances. Of all
the form in which it is used, the nvs:t
extraordinary is that of an edible
Yes, however strange it may appear,
bamboo i3 an article of fuod among
"thee curious people who eat swallows'
nests and boiled rats."
When the stalks are young and ten.
der, they are gathered and served upon
the table in a variety of ways. Some
time they are boiled and eaten with
sauce, like asparagus in our own coun
try, or stewed with spice and sugar, and
put up as preserves, which command a
very extensive sale, and which appear
on the table at dinners given by the
wealthiest native families.
On the Phil'.ipine Islands whole
towns arc built of this cane, houses and
furniture all being manufactured from
the same material. To be sure, thc-c
houses are but one story high, and have
none of the conveniences and elegancies
.of our dwellings, as they are nothing
more than huts, resembling somewhat
the log cabins of our f&r West., and the
furniture is of the most primitive and
.ordinary description. 5ut the Malay
has not far to go for his lumber. Se
lecting a suitable spot on the banks of a
jriver, near the outskirts of a forest, or
in its very mid-d, he at once proceeds to
-erect his house, skillfully braiding the
iamboo twigs or tying them together
with flexible reeds of lesser growth. In
ja few hours the edifice is ready for oc-
cupaney. Frail it is, and exposed to
immediate destruction in case of a
storm or a conflagration ; but yet it
serves the native's purpose full well; it
is merely a temporary shelter, for most
of the Malays are wandering tribes.
The bamboo is also transformed into
conduit pipes, for supplying towns and
villages with water from adjacent rivers
and lakes. Strong and durable agri
cultural implements and farming tools
are manufactured from it, as also water
buckets, scales, trucks and tho various
kinds of poles and rods which are used
to carry loads or to push them along in
In China and in many of the East
India Islands, a very common mode of
transporting heavy burdens j3 to carry
them in a pair of large scales suspended
from the man's shoulders by means of
a flexible bamboo rod, worn somewhat
like a yoke.
Bamboo canes occasionally attain an
enormous size. The Queen of Franc,
Marie Antoinette, was presented by the
Emperor of China with a pair of hand
some broakfasc tray?, each about forty
inches in diameter, and carved out of
a single solid piece of this wood. This
prodigious development is, however, of
rare occurrence, evcu in the most pro
The Chinaman's broad-brimmed hat
is made of split and braided bamboo;
the haudles of his parasols aud fans are
quaintly carved out ef it; she split
stalk is fashioned into baskets of every
possible shape, and beds, bedding,
chairs aud brooms; the Chinaman's
opium pipe, even the paper he writes
on, and the pencil with which he forms
the- curious letters, all are m anufactured
from the inexhaustablc reed.
There grows quite abuudautly on the
Molucca Islands a species of bamboo
that is so hard that it emits sparks of
fire when the axe is applied to it. Its
wood blunts the sharpest knives. In
this the knots or joints are covered with
rugose sheaths, which are as rough and
grained as shark skins, and as hard as
steel. They are used to polish iron and
The natives of thee islands, and also
the inhabitants of the Islands of Java,
m ike quite a variety of fancy article
with this cane flutes, whistles, fishing
rods, long pipes called calumets, poi
soned javelins, and excellent pike aud
darts, the tips of which are hardened
and pointed in the fire.
The rapid growth of the bamboo is
used in certain parts of China as a
means of inflicting the penalty of death.
An eye witness says that at sundown
the culprit is led forth and steurtly tied
over the young shoot, and in nearly
every case he is a dead man before the
morrow's sun has set, for the extraor
dinary power of vegetation forces the
stalk up into the fle-di of the mau, who
thus loses his life's blood.
It is, finally, used in the construc
tion of ramparts The King of the
Macassars being at war against the
Dutch in KI.il, in order to intrench his
army, had two parallel rows of stakes
planted, a yard apart, tied together
with other pices of bamboo, and cov
ered over with a sort of lattice-work,
also of bamboo. The space between
the two rows was filled with sand,
gravel, stones and branches of all kinds;
and thus the whole formed a compact
mass which opposed a very effective
resistance to the artillery fire of' the
Europeans. The cannon balls could not
penetrate through the intervening sand
ami uramnics. i ne same sort ot ram
parts is u-ed at this very time in cer
tain parts of Africa, where this cane
grows in great abundance.
We now hear of cloths manufactured
out of a mixture of bamboo 'and wool,
cotton or silk. The bamboo is prepared
very much in the sime way as straw,
by boiling several hours in water, pro
bably containing alkali. It is then run
between heavy rollers, and subse
quently through. a picker, which re
duces It to a fibre. The fibre is then in
a condition for being carded and dyed,
ready for mixing with other stock. We
have seen specimens of cloth made by
adding various proportions of the
Cotton warp and cloth containing 50
per cent, of bamboo in filling, was
strong, and capable of taking a fine dye.
A silk-mixed cassiiycre, in which was
25 per cent, of bamboo fibre with warp
aud filling, also looked well. The dyed
fibre closely resembles wool to the un
initiated, and the undyed looked as if
it could be u-ed lor false hair, if it
could be made long enough.
Could this wonderful tree for it
may be called a tree be acclimated
and cultivated in our own country, it
would doubtless prove a source of pro
fit; for American ingenuity and inven
tiveness would soon discover still more
appliances for this reed, already so ad
vantageously and extensively "used.
The original copy of Lincoln's Eman
cipation Proclamation was destroyed in
the great Chicago fire. It was the
property of the Chicago Historical So-
ciety, whose building was burned with!
aa. r I
all its contents. The society paid
25,000 for the original copy.
There aro 0000,000,000 cotton spin
dles now in operation in the United
States, of which over 2,000,000 are
running on cloths for printing, and
produce 450,000,000 yards per annum.
Wo furnish tho Republican and
Demons? t Monthly for ii a year.
Dangers of Inappropriate Ciothin
A considerable part of all our sick
ness and loss of life may be traced (if
we go back to ultimate causes) to inap
propriate clothing, as often, perhaps, as
to inappropriate food ; we will not say
to inappropriate driuk, as the latter
alone undoubtedly carries olf more hu
man victims i than any other cause of
disease and death.
Inappropriate clothing is, first, cloth
ing out of season ; insuilicient in quan
tity and quality during cold weather,
uncomfortable by too great quantity
and wrong quality in hot weather.
With insufficient elothiug in cold wea
ther, the animal heat must be kept up
at the expense of a portion of the food
which otherwise would be utilized for
nutrition ; and it is well known that, in
order to make animals prosper in cold
weather, they must be kept warm
Too warm clothing in summer pro-
duces excessive perspiration, causing ;
weakuess, and the rapid cooling of the
body inciuent to sudden removal of
superfluous garment.) renders the wearer
liable to serious sickness.
The popular notion of the injurious
effect of sudden changes in temperature
is erroneous, as experience proves in
regard to those who by their vocation
are exposed in this way. Prolonged
exposure to too great a heat produee.
serious derangement in the portal sys
tern, defective digestion, diarrhea, or
even sunstroke; while prolonged expo
sure to cold, so as to cool the body,
etu-es either rheumatism, neuralgia,
cough, catarrh, pleurisy, or souse other
result d" "catching cold," in accordance
with the prcdi.-position of the person ;
his weakest part will Miller, whether it
be lungs, dtgest-iot:, nervous system, J
inu-eh's, or aay other of the wond rtul j
complex aggregate which constitute- j
the human body. )
This notion of the u-efVtiirs-; "f
gra lually cooling off has, when carried j )ly one thin,; a'ut them was p.-itiv.
into practice, often brought injurious le- j tiev were t.i-l.i ?ub!e.
suits; it U well enough to be governed f he t'reshues--., simplicity and friuk
t.y it when overheated; but we have .,f .n!Iu.d C?.s enOr.-Iv
seen young ladies preparatory to a sleigh i
rtde, leave the cotnlortable hre m the i
room, and go in the cold hallway to
cool off, so as not to move too suddenls
from the warmth into the cold air -of
the street. The result wa-, that when
they reached the sleigh thTy were
almo.-t benumbed with cold, and be
came po thoroughly cooled during the
ride that the results showed themsclvcs
in severe colds ; while those who kept
near the fire, stored up as much heat as
they could, and then wrapped them
selves well up in their winter outfit,
returned with health increased by the
invigorating power of the cold air,
Kut there are other points to be ob
seived in appropriate clothing besides
those of being adapted to heat or cold,
and which are also too much neglected,
principally by fetnalcB. It is forgotten
that every feeling of Idiscomfoi t is an
indication of nature of impending in
jury to the system ; if persisted in till
one gets accustomed to it" as the
phrase goes, then it is 'erroneously (sup
posed that there is no more danger.
Many injure their health, producing
dyspepsia, etc., by not wearing suspen
ders ; but in place of this have certain
portions of their clothing kept in place
by being adjusted above their hips by
being simply close fitting. This pro
duces a pressure on the stomach and
liver, which begets a series of troubles,
from which many a sensible and honest
physician has relieved scores of patients
by no other remedy than advice accord
ing to the principles stated. In regard
to females, this habit of pinching the
waste is a crying evil about which so
much has been said that it is unnecessary
to add anything, except the declaration
that we join in the protest against it.
A great deal could be said about the
choice of appropriate clothing for those
engaged in ditlercnt pursuits of life. It
should be borne in mind that a badly
adapted suit of clothes mny not only be
dangerous to health, but even destruc
tive to life, and often the means of
sudden death. The MuutXactarcr andx'X were clean, instead of
IJiiiMer. being tipped with jet like that hand
Three hundred thousand men, wo
men and children are act ualy employed
daily in the city of New York, in
money making occupations, to feed the
balance of 700,000, not counting those
outside the city, and also livinir on the
money made in the city. These SOU,-
000 are nearly equally divided as fol
low : 100,000 are engaged in diffetent
manufactories; 100,000 in trading,
buying and selling; and 100,000 labor
ers on buildings, on the (streets, docks,
wharves and miscellaneous work. Our
sister city of Philadelphia surpasses us
in manufacturing population, having
125,000 persons employed in not less
than 0,000 manufacturing establishments.
We do not know when our feelings
have been ko touched with pity as at a
spectacle witnessed a Sunday or two ago.
It was a ihy to tempt even an atheist
to some recognition f a Supreme Ueing.
Tin religimsly inclined could not resist
Its calm, Iritfht invitation to go up to
the houso of God, and give thanks to him
for the beauty of earth and heaven.
It chanced that the Sunday school was
still in session as we entered the nave of
an opcq church, and while waiting
through its closing exercises, there was
an opportunity lor the inviting study of
young children's faces. Looking about
among the rows of sp, irk ling eys and
mobile features, the vision was suddenly
arrested by the ornate toilettes of a
couple of sistersjfor, although strangers,
the perfect uniformity of their dress
indicated them to be such. Crimped,
curled and braided, the hair of these
mise was a marvel i-f 'intricate ar-
ran'jreiu..-nt, which set one hopelessly
wondeitng how much patient and irk
some labor before the mirror had been
spent in its adjustment. Mounted
above it, a:id tipped low down ovtr the
forehead, was a miracle of milliner's
art of ribbons, and flowers, and velvet.
Their white mu-lin drcsscs were elabor
ately decorated, and tied with rainbow
hue sa-dies at the waist, and enlivened
with scarf, laces, chains and brooches
at the throit, Ti e faces sat in the
midst and over.-h udov. .-d by all this
lavish adornment were small, pale and
thin, and had a su-pieious suggestion
of powder and the pall box in their
elahorat w hiteness. I Plicate, drawled
and preex'iou-, these miniature women
looked of no i:i re use in the world
tj,ail a couple of foree-l, fragile flower?
jt Was jfn tK.iUo to jru'vs their rn
from n!,y hint hi the-.r attire or expr---
j Ttey :i;'-ght be ten or twelve, j
ai;,i ti.ev mi-l.t be ei-hte. n or tw. sty. I
aoo at the
n -ed down
,,.;. ki-- i! ,,t'
thi iIc, their bent ii-un
hack and mincing mco at e ar i me
finishing ab.-urditv of tiS.t sh-n-s aud
biuh he !, while their conscious air
and artificial manner completed the
painful j icture. They were girls- of the
And multitudes of such arc jrrowin;; j
up nil over our own land, with the ex- !
p et;tion of fulfilling the destiny ; of :
u oumiiiitjou aim uecomuig ics ;uhi
mothers ! The men who are to marry
such had far better think twice and
then decline. Chicago Post.
HIS hih omm i:nTioxs.
A gcntlemnn advertised for a b tv to
assist hiia in hiss ofliee, aud nearly ii t s v
applicants prtsented themselves to him.
Out of the whole number he -.elected
one after a short time, aud di.stnis-scd
4i 1 slioubl like to know," paid a
friend, " on whit ground you selected
that bov, who had not a f ingle recom-,
"Vou arc mistaken," said the getiuc
man, " l e bud a gn at many. lie. wiped
his feet wh?u he came in, ami closed
the door after him, .showing that he
was cartful. He gave up his scat im
mediately to that lame old mm, show
ing he wis kind and thoughtful. He
took oil his hat when he came in, aud
answered my questions promptly and
respectfully, showing he was polite and
gentlemanly. He picked up the book
which I had purposely laid upon the
floor, and replaced it upon the table,
while all the rest stepped over it or
shoved it aside ; and he waited quietly
for his turn, instead of pushing and
crowding, showing that he was honest
and orderly. When 1 talked with him,
1 noticd that his clothes were eare
i". .11.. t i i i i ,
mil) uiuMicu, ins nair m nice order,
aud his teeth as while as milk
when he wrote his name, I uoticed that
some little, fellow's in the blue jacket.
Don't you call those things letters of
recommendation? 1 do; and I would
give more for what I can tell about a
hoy by using my eyes ten minutes, than
all the finn letters he can bring mo
M i n c t i: 3 1 a chin k u v. M aeh i n cry
for microscopic writing has been in
vented, which euables a person to
duplicate hU writing a million times
smaller. The inventor claims that it
can copy tho entire bible twenty-two
times in the space of an inch.
Two coal mines in Coos County em
ploy in tho mines ninety men, and the
aunual yield is something over 00,000
tons, QtUcr wiocs are being opened.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, AC.
J. n. iiAiri;vimi2,
FOKTLAM) - - - OKIiGOX.
General News Agent
I-'or Oregon and Adjacent Territories.
Also SPECIAL COLLECTOR, of all kinds
AGENT for the Dallas Republican.
JOilX J. DALV,
AVill practice in the Court3 of Record arnl Iu
fenor Courts. Collection attenJeil to promptly.
Office in Dr. J. E. I'.ivMsonV l!ul.lin,
MAIN XTltHHT, IXDEPEMIEXCK.
J. C. GRUODS, M. D.,
IMtYMC'lAX AM) SlTltCiKOV,
Offers his Jmtvicbh to the Citizens of Dallas
OFriVi: at NICHOLS' lrug i-'tore.
X. I. JKFl'ltli:, SI. 1).,
Cliysician ntitl Surgeon,
Special attention given to 01 .-It-trie? arol
!i-t a:-f of lion. ltf
Attorney & Counsellor-At-Law,
Will practice in all the Courts of th Ftat. 1
.1. I,. CO!JJS,
Attorney and Counsellir-at-Law.
S-vcia! at'cfiiioij jriwn to Collection! atxl to
m.it-rs E ' is: ; Jo '. a I Kfttc. 1
RUS3LL. FRFiY & WOODWARD.
lira! S'NIalc .$...:&!
P.nl !!?; 'lJ-ton-ur
ana n a i.JvLoruers,
No. loo. I'I'uvt sTt:s:rrr,
IMIRTf.ASO - - - - -Ht';oN.
j. j. AnLr:(, iTi:,
A ftv A: C'oJiiiM'lIor ;il Law,
OITICi; IN COURT HO'SK,
DALLAS, POLE COUNTY, OREGON.
"" "' " " -' "-m - -
COtJSiiiiJ Oc on Railroad
Jim' di id -1 th.it r soon ai Oregon
iVntral H.;iir. i ( V,-.- Si ! ) is rotnph ted into
P. k iU!.' v, th"y iil iue ;rd rs t. all '.n
trart o and wmkmcn on the Una t j urcliase
Grocpricr and Provision',
ClothinfT. Soot and Shoes,
Ladirs' Dress Goods,
Or anvthinc they may happen want of M.
M. Llii. at I:o-l !:. f rm- fly l.n .un a CiutT'si
S-t r''. IVT'-'jir: 1',.-. ;ul l itiM rs or ar.yt;t
will f r. I is , n ir ii-.tfn-.-t. to rait and inn! e
t'.eir ''e.-ti'-rs. A't ar wnre that I Pta .!!
i'JiT g-nd- r'-t;ir C'..f, u i;-1' i l',;!l !'..
1 1 av t,nnf 'T" i.o'- t!t:oi any fr- in the
Ci -unty. So hriniz l-?ng 'y.ar T. o: r ii it is
s"t T, and ii it soi.i;, nil tho hrtUr.
Your truly, M. M. ELLIS.
mi door m
M?5& BUiJD FACTORY,
MAIN STIil'.liT, I)Vl.I,S.
1 luivc constantly on hand and for Sale
WIIYDOW KANII, blazed
POORS OF ALL 81ZKS.
WIXOOW AM) DOOIt l'H AMIiS,
All of the Best Material and Manufacture,
ll-tr JAMES M. CAMPBELL.
salem, - - - ori:;ox.
All who require Surgical Operations on the
Eye, or triimnont, are invited to give him a
Thono who do not receive permanent benefit
will not be required to pay for tnatinont.
Ho in amply provided with all tho modern
ntnl improved Instrument;, mid will make
thorough Examinati'Ois froc of charge.
Carriage, Waosi, Siii9
GRAINING & GLAZING,
PAPER HANGING, &c,
Done in the most Workmanlike manner by
IX. P. S11KIYKH.
Shop upstairs over IIoKart i Co's Harness
DALLAS, POLK CO., OitJUGON.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, dC.
COItMUt MAIN AND COURT STS.
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon.
The unflerfigneJ, having RE-FITTED the
above HOTEL, now informs the Public that
he is prepared to Accommodate a31 who maj
favor him with a call, in aa good style a can
he found in any Hotel in the Country. Oire
ine a call, and you thall not leave disappointed.
12-tf W. F. KENNEDY, Proprietor.
S. C. S T I I, E S,
Main st. (opposite the Cour Ilouse), Dallas,
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
Ilarnc?, Saddle Hridlcs, Whips, Collars,
Check Line, etc., etc., of all kinds, which be is
prepared to fell at the lowest living rates.
A-sV-ItEPAIKINO done on short notice.
7o JE V E K T W E 12 K !
K AD E EASY,
We want Smart nicl Energetic Agents to
introduce our p.pti!:-r and justly celebrated
invi'Mior:, in every Viltuy,-, 'jtrn and City in
Lulls: nsahlc to every Household;
Thoy art- highly approved -of, endorsed and
ad .pU-d by Lndivn, 'A '. Viw and Dirinr;
ar.d are uow a KAT FAVORITE with
I'ery Family ulll Purchase One
or tin. re of them. Sumc-thing that their merit
are apparent at a GLANCE.
DRUGGISTS, MILLINERS. DRESSMAKERS
ai.d a'.l who keep FANCY STORES, will find
..or t v t ;ie: t arf U Sh'L L YE II Y II A PD-
I. 1 , j-'ivi.- p' i:.ct .-a! i-farti.yii j,iid netting
to all Iir-MiiT? and Agent.
county i;k;iits free
all who o..-r engaging in au Honorahlt,
!.'. t, !.,.!, , . !', . d.'r Hn.ivfn. at tbesama
u.oo go u thr,r companion in life.
.-ampio ri' .. M-nt fr,-. by mail ob receipt f
,,ri. m-:ni mi: wholesale circc-
I. 111.. .ll'. t,,,
VICTORIA MANUFACTURING COMPY.,
17, IMitK PL ACi:, Ncu York.
t 1 .
m fill! !1B (iiLLBTiF.
J. II. KI N'C AID has opened a
New rfeotcsraphic Gallery
In Dallas, where he will he pleased to wait on
Cu?t.i,jors in his line of Business at all hours
of the Jay. J
Taken without gruir.l ling, at the same price as
Adult;1. Satisfaction guaranteed. Price to
suit the times. j .
Boom? nt Laf .llcttV 0!jd Stand, Main Street,
Dallas, Polk Couuty, Oregon, April 27th, 1871
i I I. v ES,
No. 12t;, Tirst Street,
ioi:tlam, - - . - oregojt,
Who'ef.ile nr. 1 Betail Dealer in
m mm, cLoraifi,
LADIES' DliKSS GOODS,
HOOTS A NO SHOW, II ATS fe CAPS,
GROCERIES 0 PRO VISIONS,
Highest Cash Price paid for all kinds of
m.M a V tl(i III)
VLB PERSONS HAVINil MATERIAL
for Bag Carpet?, and wishing them
Woven, can be accommodated by calling on
the undersigned. Orders left ot the Store of
B. Howe Brs. will be promptly attended to.
16 :!m WM. SAI LSBEBBY.
C. N. l'AJlMENTKR. P. J. BABCOCK.
PARfilEKTCR & BABCOCK,
! Manufacturer, and Wholesale aud lie
tail Dealers in
Commercial Street, Salem, Oregon,
HAVE ON HAND THE LARGEST
. Stock of
r a p i: it-ic a : iis
To be found in Marion County.
All kinds of Picture Frame!), Coffins and
Caskets made to order on short notice and at
PARMENTEIt & BABCOCK.
Salem, March 23, 1870. 4.tf
Bargains ! Bargains !
HAVING PURCHASED AN ENTIRE
New Stock of Goods, I would eall th
attention of tho Public to my Old Stand at the
Brick Store. I have a full stock of
Groceries, Diy Goods, Hoots aud Shoes,
and everything found in a firsUclass Variety
Store. My old customers will find it to their
advantage to ronew their patronage, and now
ones will bo cordially weleomod.
All kinds of Produce taken at thehightit
DallUfAuj. 3, 1871.
W. C. BROWn.