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About The Douglas independent. (Roseburg, Or.) 187?-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1878)
HIS MSARE AXI BI15E,
lie went from xne so softly and so soon.
His sweet band rest at morning' and at noon.-
Th only task OM fve them ni to hold
A few faint roott a and be white and eoM.
His share of (lowers be tool with him away ;
No more will blossopi hers so fair as they.
Ilia share of thrfu he left and, if they tear
My hands !nttui of his, 1 do uot care.
If is fwVHeye were to clear and lovely, but
Xtrlook into the world's wild liirtit and shat;
Down in the dint they have their share of sleep ;
Tneir share of tears Is loft for roe to weep.
t His sweet mouth had its share of kisses Oh 1
What love, what anguish, will be ever know?
Its share of thirst, and murmuring, and moan
And cries unsatisfied, shall be my own.
He had his share of Summer. Bird and dew
H ere here with him with him they vanished, too.
- His share of dying leaves, and rains, and frost,
take, with every dreary thing he lost.
The phantom of the cloud he did not see
For evermore shall overshadow me.
He, in his turn, with small, still, snowy feet.
Touched the Dun Path, and made its Twilight sweet.
, Two young girls were looking out of
the sitting room windows of a large, ir
regularly built farm house, set in the
midst of an old fashioned garden whose
luxuriant vegetable beds, bordered by
bnght colored . flowers, presented
quaintly attractive appearance to eyes
used only to city sights.
"Oh, Clare," suddenly exclaims Dora,
"there is that funny bamantha out in
.. the strawberry patch, picking berries for
supiter. -Let's co and help her. It's
such fun to hear her talk."
The speaker was one of Mrs. Blaine's
Summer boarders, and Clare was her
cousin, who had come to spend a few
weeks with her. Samantha Lee was
the farm mistress's most efficient help.
and was as remarkable tor her total ig
norance for "book larnin," as she called
it, as she was for proficiency in all house
hold details. Dora had found in her an
unfailing source of fun, and was impa
tient to show off her peculiarities to
. Clare. So it was that in a few mo
menta' time they made their arppea ranee
before Samantha, flushed and heated
trom their run, but making two as
pretty pictures, standing; beneath the
overarching blue of the sunny June sky.
and framed in by the sylvan garden
scene, as one would find in any land
"Come to heir)?" said Samantha, with
a kindly nod, as she turned her sharp
black eyes from one to the other, "That i
right Set-to and pick with a will, and
well soon, have a dish of em that!
make your mar's eyes stick out." I
Dora smiled at the idea, knowing wel
that nothing, short , of an earthquake
would be likely to rouse her languid
mamma even into an appearance of in
terest, but she kept discreetly silent
"And who's this?' queried Samantha,
turning to Clare.
"It's my best friend, Clare Carruth-
ers. She's to stay with me a month.
Then," with mock pathos in her voice.
"I'll have to surrender her up to her
mother again. Ah, Saratoga? why, why
art thou not blotted from existence? then
my own Clare could still be left to her
own Dora's mercies. Couldn't you, dar
linsr?" turning to Clare, who. well used
" to Dora's merry chatter, smiled at the
way she rattled on, and commenced a
search for the reddest and the ripest of
the tempting berries which were hiding
their sweetness under their tender green
Irwin Stanley seated, book in hand,
on tho cool veranda-braised his eyes oc
casionally and looked out upon the trio,
unconsciously noticing the contrast be
tween the two sylph-like girls and Sa
mantha's tall angular figure. It was a
wonder if his eais did not burn, for Dora
had discovered the stranger, and was
plying the good natured servant with
questions about him. ,
"Now, Samantha," and as she" spoke
her eyes sparkled with fun and mischief,
"tell me who is that tall, grave-looking
young man? lie seems to feel very
much at home. Has he ever been here
"Laws, Miss, .he's been here every
Summer since I've known anything
about the place. He's one of the mis
tress's prime favorites."
"Is he related to Mrs. Blaine?" queried
the same pair of rosy lips."
"Now, Miss Dorry," was the depre
cating answer, "do you think I'm King
Solomon? You city folks think we up
. here in the country knows all about one's
kit and kin, but tain't so. Miss Blaine's
that close mouthed that for all she looks
as if butter wouldn't melt between them
falso teeth of her'n, I don't know noth
ing at all about her or hers. Howsum
cver, Mr. Stanley's a great scribbler,
though that much I'm sure on; for
such a heap of torn up scraps of paper
as I'll have to brush up every morning
(unless he's altered since last year)
would make a rag man rich!"
"Maybe he's a poet," said Clare, with
a look of sudden interest darkening her
"Nonsense, Clare," answered practi
cal Dora. "More likely he's a lawyer's
and are poor as church mice. I don't
care, though, he's good looking, and I
mean to have some fun with the tall
"For shame, Dora," whispered Clare;
but Samantha smiled as she lifted her
now full basket preparatory to a start
for the house, pausing to say:
'Chits like you, Miss Dorry, had betr
ter be playing with doll babies than
with men's hearts. They ain't so easy
to mend, and are sometimes a deal more
brittle than mistress's chiney ware."
At tea time the girls made their ap
pearance, looking so daintily pretty
Dora in pure white muslin brightened
with bows of vivid scarlet and Clare
in a fleecy dress of palest blue with
clusters of rosebuds in her 'hair, and at
her belt that" Irwin Stanley's eyes
dwelt for a moment upon each sweet
face, lingeringly, as though loth to leave
anything so fair and pure.
True to her intention, Dora made her
self very agreeable, and challenged him
to a game of croquet One trial of skill
with mallets and balls, followed after
another with varying success. Clare
was within, touching the keys of an old
but sweet toned piano. Ever and anon
the sound of Dora's rippling laughter
floated in through the open window and
mingled with her music. She was as
vexed with, her friend as one so gentle
could be. Ifewas cruel in her to try
and weave her charms about one she
never could care for! v. Clare was think
ing of an engagement which Dora would
not consent to have announced; but she
well knew Dora was fond of Donald
, . prey, and how she could flirt with one,
while she loved another, was beyond
Clare's comprehension; for she was at
that age, whenjiythough a woman in stat
ure, her heart had not lost the sacred
innocence of . early childhood, and all
that her blue eyes saw she believed in
ully and truly. Her reverie was inter
Clare," said Dora s voice, "I have
discovered a treasure. Mr. Stanley
sings, and his voice is a tenor; so my
duties need not be consigned, as I feared,
to oblivion for the Summer. Please
play the accompaniment to "My Queen,"
and we win 7-avish the listening ear of
Clare had often before played for
Dora's duets but with Donald Grey as
tenor. A sad thought of him filled
her mind as she turned to the piano
attain and commenced the prelude; but
all emotion save that of pleasure van
ished as the full rich tones rang out
upon the air. Une sons followed an
other. Then Mr. Stanley said to Clare,
"I am sure you sing. Will you not
Just as unhesitatingly as she had
played for Dora, Clare struck a few
weird chords, and began a plaintive lit
tle ballad m a minor key. I he words
were not remarkable, and the soft, girl
ish voice was evidently uncultivated.
Still there wss a thrill of intense feel
ing vibrating through the sweet, tremu
lous tones which touched Irwin strangely,
and a sunden desire sprang into his
heart to sound the heights and depths of
what he knew by intuition was a noble,
loving nature, Dora's coquetries had
amused him as world the whims of a
merry child; but Claie, with her strangely
quiet ways, and large, questioning,
thoughtful eyes, would be the supremely
interesting study to him through the
Summer, which stretched out before
them ber fair and fertile fields.
It Boon became evident to Dora that
Clare was the favorite, and she laugh
ingly told her that she had spoiled her
intended fun;i but she would forgive her
unless she married him, "for you'd have
to wait a never ending time before he
could earn a home for you, nd you
would be old and gray! and that would
never answer, my pet," with a kiss to
enforce her wisdom. Then she went her
way, humming a merry little song.
Meanwhile Clare's heart was full to
the brim with joy; and when Irwin
asked her in his deep, rich tones to
promise to be his "own wee wife" some
where in that fairy future which was so
swiftly approaching, she wrote home a
loving little note to her mother, not
doubting that the answer would be fav
orable. She was disappointed when it
"My own darling," ran the letter, "I
am sorry not to be able to say 'yes to
your pleading: but I have never ex
plained to you that in all probability
your future is already decided. If you
do not marry your cousin Edmund
who is even now in New York to con
fer with you on the matter you will
both lose the fortune left with that con-
tingenee by your father's uncle, Jonas.
If you do not carry out his wishes by
thus uniting two branches of the family,
the property will go to the children of
another relative who lives, I believe, in
Australia. So, my pet, come home at
once, and meet your cousin before you
shall decide, lou shall not be coerced,
however, into taking any step which
might cause future unhappiness, for no
one could more ardently wish you to go
through life without a single sorrow
than "Your loving mother,
) Jaxet Cakruthers."
Clare readjthe letter to Irwin. He
looked at her searchingly for a moment
Then he said:
"It would be hard to lose a fortune,
Clare gave him a reproachful, won
dering glance, and her blue eyes filled
with tears. Irwin continued hastily:
"I do not mean that you care for
money, darling. I was only speaking
according to the world people's wisdom.
I have never told you about my circum
stances! You do not know whether I
can offer you a comfortable home or not"
Clare answered simply: -
"I know that you are no rich, Irwin;
for ; Samantha told Dora and me how
much you wrote, and Dora said you
must be a lawyer's clerk, and that they
were always poor; but (brightly) we do
not care for wealth, and we need not
marry for a long, long time, so that you
will have a chance to earn some money.
You know we love each other so faith
fully we could not help being as happy
as two little birds."
"You are a real comforter, Clare.
Well, as your , mother says, you must
see your cousin; and what if "
Clare's little hand was upon his
"I know, what you are going to say,
and it hurts me," she said, gravely; "I
can never love any one else."
Edmund Byrne was a fine, manly fel
low. He had been born and educated
in Germany; so Clare and he were
strangers,. The conversation turned at
once upon the will, whose provisions
had been as much of a surpsise to him
as to his cousin. Clare said at once:
"I like you, cousin Edmund, and we
must be great friends; for you are the
only relative of my dear father's I have
ever met; but I cannot be your wif e! I
love another with all my heart"
"You have taken a great responsibility
from my shoulders, cousin," answered the
young man, heartily; "for I too love,
and am betrothed to the dearest lit
tle girl in the world, and how to weather
the storm I would surely have drawn
about my ears with my whole family, if
I had refused to marry you, I know not
As it is, your frankness will take the
blame away from me. As for the
money, I em well enough off without it
though my parents think differently."
"They cannot blame you now," said
Clare, smiling brightly. "One cannot
marry a girl against her will."
So it was then settled, and within the
year the two young cousins were mar
ried to their chosen mates.
Annie Dricoll, Edmund's bride, lived
in the Far West, and during their wed
ding trip he brought her on and intro
duced her to Clare, whose love was soon
won by her sprightly, pleasant, ways.
She was a well educated girl, and her
slightly German accent (she had been
educated in Germany, where she had
first met Edmund) tave a quaint foreign
flavor to her conversation which added
to its interest'
ilare was startled by
an exclamation trom ivnniey wno was
glancing over the daily papers.
- " VV hat is it Annie! she asked.
"Annie pointed to a paragraph.
"Read it," she said, excitedly.
And Clare, wondering at her agita
tion took the paper and ran her eye over
the designated place. It said: .
"The' descendants of Annie Carruth
ers (married name Claxton), who was in
Australia in the year 1845, will hear of
something to their advantage by apply
ing to Messrs. Gray and Potter, No.
Clare's blue eyes opened wide in her
surprise as she turned again to Annie.
"That is to find heirs for the inheri
tance Edmund and I were to have. Why
are you so much interested in it?" ?
"Annie Claxton was my grandmother's
name, and my mother was born in Aus
tralia, I am the only one left of the
family. Can it mean me?" t
For answer Clare caught the surprised
girl in her arms and kissed her.
"That is for courtship," she said,
gayly. "I see it alL You are the sole
heir of Uncle Jonas' property How
strange that you and I are cousins by
marriage, and by bloood, too!"
Just then a ring came at the bell, and
a package was left for Mrs. Irwin Stan
ley. Full as were the girls' minds of
this wonderful discovery, they exclaimed
with delight as the wrappings removed,
a case came to light upon whose cush
ions of iearl colored satin lay a set of
jewelry, delicately beautiful enough for
Titama herself. M. rose, whose petals
were of the faintest pinK coral, with a
dew-drop caught in its heart (simulated
by a diamond of purest water). Jl his
was to be worn at the throat; a fitting
ornament for ; the exquisite lace that
could grow even beneath the skilled fin
gers of Aracunc uersolt. Add to this a
spray of the same dainty design for the
hair, and fairy like pendants for the ears.
You can imagine how Clare's blue
eves dilated as sue read the little note
which lay beside them: "My wedding
present to my little wife.
Clare well knew the value of the gift
Irwin, at the least, must have spent
year's income upon it
"Deal-, generous boy," she thought,
half reproachfully. "He should not
have done it!"
Just then the door opened and Ed
mund and Irwin came in. Clare went
up to her husband and put up her lips
for a kiss.
"Thanks for your beautiful gift," she
said; "but is it not too handsome for
"Why," asked Irwin, in pretended in
nocence of her real meaning, "will they
not be becoming
are not rich
mean that Irwin, but we
enouffh for me to wear dia-
"Who said we were not nchr ques
tioned the young husband again. "I
never have, I'm sure."
Then, after enjoying Clare's mystified
look, he continued
"No, little wife, though all along you
have taken it for granted that I was
poor man, I am in reality wealthy be
yond your wildest anticipations of what
a rich man is. It was a pleasant ex
perience to me to be loved so faithfully
for myself alone, so I did not .enlighten
you; but darling, you will have to make
up your mind to share the burthen with
me. Do you think you can survive it?"
A moment of wondering silence. Then
CJare s face became radiant
"It is just like a romance," she said,
turning to Annie. "Edmund will be
restored to his own through you so
both of us will be rich."
"Yes," said Irwin, softly; "rich also
with the only true riches the mutua'
love of faithful, unselfish hearts, so sel
dom found in this mercenary world,
After Annie's claims to her fortune
had been proved and she had come into
possession, she gave Clare a necklace
and pendant of diamonds of great beauty
and value. Clare has playfully chris
tened them her "family jewels, as they
were bought with the money which, un
der other circumstances might have been
her own. But she seldom wears them.
Retaining the sweet simplicity of char
acter which characterized her girlhood,
she delighted more in unobtrusive acts of
charity than in making a show of that
gay world, of which, however, she is an
acknowledged leader by right of her
position as Irwin Stanley's wife not
on account of his great wealth, but be
cause he has proved himself a giant in
intellect His articles upon the leading
topics of the day are characterized by a
breadth of thought and information truly
remarkable in so young a man.
It was his literary proclivities in the
old days which had led Samantha to tell
tales of his "scribbling," as she called it
Clare's truer intuition even then had
struck near the mark; but Dora's words,
spoken so confidently, had been accepted
as the literal truth. It was, however,
a happy mistake, for through it Irwin
knows (what all rich men do not) that
he was and is loved for himself alone.
He can say with Sir Philip Sidney,
"There never was a better bargain driven:
My true love hath my heart, and I have hers."
Philosophy. A newly married man,
evidently needs discipline, thus dis
courses: "A woman is a handy thing
to have about the house. She does not
cost any more to keep than you'll give
her, and shell take a great interest in
you. If you go out at night she'll be
awake when you get home, and shell
tell you all about yourself, and more too.
Of course shell tell you where you've
been, and what kept you out so late, and
she will tell you; yet, right after she
gets through telling you that, she will
ask you where you have been and what
kept you out so late. And after you
tell her and she won't believe you you
musn't.mind that, and if after going to
bed she says she hasn't closed her eyes
the whole night and then keeps up the
matinee two hours longer and won't go
to sleep when she has a chance, you
musn't mind that either; it's her nature."
The justly celebrated Estey Organ re
ceived the first premium at the Oregon
State fair. For sale only at D. W.
Prentice k Ca's Store, Portland,
The Willamette Fever and Acae Mixture
Prepared expressly for thL climate by
Messrs Pfunder & Co., Portland, has
been .found U bo the best Fever and
Ague medicine ever offered to the citi
zens of Oregon." All druggists hare it
for sale. '
See Hansen's tree and seed card.
Adam's Lonely Boyhood.
In beginning a series of sketches con
cerning the youthful days of eminent
people, it seems eminently fitting that
we commence with Adam. -It is rather
difficult to conceive of Adam as a boy,
we admit owing to the popular super
stition that has painted him coming into
the world full grown, with whiskers and
mustache complete, and a prevailing be-
let that there wasn t a boy in the world
until Eve came and raised the Old Boy
with Adam; yet we prefer to think of
our ancient progenitor as having had
something of a boyhood, and we suppose
we have as good a right to theorize v.pon
the subject as any one else.
Adam was probably as mischieveous,
naturally, as boys generally are. In
fact, Darwin says he was "a perfect lit
tle monkey," which, we ) believe, is a
synonym for mischievousness the world
over. But he had no companions in his
gambols. If he staid out after dark and
got to cutting up, it was all by himself.
And what sport could he have ringing
door bells without a lot of other boys tp
fccamper away with? And consider the
melancholy fun of fastening cords across
the walk at night with nobody to trip
We can imagine young Adam, with
all the instincts of a boy two inches
thick in his nature, looking about for
some way to divert himself as other boys
do, and whimpering to himself, "Can't
have any fun!" Of course, he couldn't
by any possibility have any fun. No
fun running away from school, or steal
ing off to go in swimming, because there
was no one to lick him when he got
home. No fun sneaking up into the
haymow to indulge in a surreptitious
game of euchre always had to "play it
alone." He couldn't play "tag," because
he might yell, "I've got the tag" all day
and there would be no one to come and
take it away from him. "Hi-spi" hd
no charm, for a boy soon gets tired of
hiding when he has to go to work " and
find himself.; And where is there a boy
who likes to work and "find himself?"
The more we think about Adam's
lonely boyhood, the more we are inclined
to pity him. He never knew what a
circus meant at least not until Eve in
troduced him ; to one. -, But we have
nothing to do with that now, as we are
treating of Adam s boyhood. True, there
was a menagerie all around him, but the
animals were tame affairs, lambs and
lions lying down together in the most
spiritless concord, and the hippopota
muses and canary birds playing with
each other like kittens. Little Adam
never sat way up on the highest seat
land gazed awe-stricken while a man in
spangled tights sprang, whip in hand,
into a cage of savage beasts that rolled
their eyes, gnashed their -teeth, and
roared until the canvas overhead flopped
with very fear. No, indeed. He never
saw a thin legged female ride a lopin
horse round a ring, and jump through a
hoop, while a man with his face painted
white and his mouth a red exaggeration
tells that convulsive story about stuffing
hay into his shoes to fill them out an(
his calves going down to eat the hay.
Young Adam never.saw "the old clown,"
though he came very soon after Adum's
day, and the jokes he commenced with
he has been getting off ever since.
And now about base baiif Do you
suppose that Adam knew anything about
that exhilarating diversion that is now
doing so much toward developing the in
tellect of our American youth? There
is no likelihood of it not while he was a
boy. His son Cain, however, seems to
have been the first who got up a "club,"
but it was the death of his brother Abel,
While there were so many things that
the boy Adam missed, think not that
his solitary life was not without its com-
p.Tsations. , There was no other boy to
steal his marbles or hide his top, or jeer
at him because he had to wear his
brother's cast off clothes, or holler across
the street that he had "a letter in the
poet office," or fix a bent pin for him to
sit down on, or make faces at his sister,
Or spell him down, or steal his dinner,
or tell on him when he had been in mis
chief, or beat him out of his sweetheart
Adam escaped these and a thousand
other annoyances that boys subject each
other to. He hadn't any brothers and
sisters to tease and worry him, and with
whom he was compelled to divide his
playthings and any nice things to eat.
that might come that way. He could
leave a piece of sweetcake lying around
anywhere, knowing that none of the
other children would touch it; and at
night, on retiring, could stick his "gum"
on to the head board, confident that it
would rest undisturbed until morning.
Whatever trouble and annoyances his
matrimonial life may have brought him,
we find a kind of satisfaction in reflect
ing that Adam'B boyhood was exception
ally free from care, and on that account
we are bound to conclude that his life
was not an entire failure.
State Fair Notes.
The Oregon State Fair this year can hardly be called
success. Rainy weather put an effectual damper
upon everythidi. The number of entries was greater
than ever before and the exhibit unusually tine, but the
attendance was so small that exhibitors came away dis
gusted. The display of high bred horses was unexccptionally
good. Some very rare animals have been imported
during the year. Among the latter are some of the
finest stock on the grounds, exhibited by
MESSRS. ORIKRSON ASD FCGH ,
Of Salem, each of which deserves special mention.
First comes the four year old Clydesdale stallion, "Rob
Roy," who took the first premium and highest award at
the annual stallion show at Dumfries, Scotland, when
two years old, and has not been exhibited Bince till this
season. He is the best horse on the grounds next to
Major Brace's Centennial horse "Glenoid,, and only
second to him in size by four inches less girth.
Equally handsome and good is their three rear old
Clydesdale stallion, " Merry Mason," bred by James
Nieol Fleming, Esq., of Knockdon, Scotland; sire,
Prince Alfred, dam, Beauty, bred by Sir. Fleming.
"Merry Mason" was the winner of the Highland society's
first prize at the Ohuigow meeting in 1877, in an exhibit
of 2ue horses of bis class.
The Chicago Live Stock Journal says, " A finer colt
has never been imported to this country," and it was
the opinion of all' disinterested spectators that be should
have had the first premium. His owners console them
selves with the reflection that financial relationships are
sometimes strong points in horseflesh.
Last, though uot least, m beauty, is their Clydesdale
filly, "Jess," raised by James Hojran, Esq., Ananttle.
She takes the first premium here, as she did also at the
National horse sbqw at Glasgow last Fall, in a diss of
.; Messrs. Orierson 4t Pugh have invested over 99,000
cash in importing these valuable animals and deserve
liberal treatment by the farmers and stock breeders of
The Clydesdale bones were the admiration of the
people. Major Brood's utallion " Uleneld," which was
the best horse at the Centennial show, and was pur
chased by the Major for that reason, was the leading
animal and took first prizes. A family of five of his
colts exhibited well and tcok blue ribbons all round.
One of the most perfect colts at the Fair was one of
these, exhibited by Mr. M. Wilkins,- of Willamette
Fork. The colt is but nine weeks old, and Mr. Wilkins
hag refused several offers of $500 for biro. His dam, a
half breed Clydesdale, has regularly dene be share of
work on Mr. Wilkins" farm, and proved the vaiue of the
breed for horses of all work. ' '
Ex-Senator J. W. Nesmith exhibited bis well known
imported trotting and draft stallion "Black Stranger,"
a grandson of the famous stallion General Knox, who
stood at the Fashion stud farm, Trenton, N. J., but
season at 'B(ack Stranger" is id bands, inches
in highf., a fine appearing, srelfiuaae animal, capable of
trotting bis ' mile in -.30, and would take a first-class
position at any horse show. Tberewere five of his colts
on the ground, all of which took first premiums. No
horse on the ground attracted mora attention or re
ceived more enthusiastic admiration.
General Kesmith's two Tear old colt "Queen" took the
H. H. Savage, of Salem, exhibited his Uviathan maroJ
. : :.. . LnMu. ,tf nil woric. . ,
"Kanny, and Ave numtlis coll -van, "Jismitn s
Black Stranger. Fanny and ber soltoVsTtue highest
prise for best brood mare and colt.-tarl weighs nearly
six hundred pounds, and shows sH the good points at
his sire. He took the red ribbon in sweeiwtakes for
the best colt on the grounds. We predict for bun a
record as a trotter "way down" iu the twenties.
W. C. Myer, of Ashland, was there with his famous
Percherou stock, a stallion and mare and four ytarlinRs,
all high grade and pure bred. This exhibition fully
demonstrates the value of bis stock to the stock raimng
interests of the State. They were greatly admired by
all lovers of Uvnre horses. Two of his half breed year
ling eolts, one by l'rince, weight 1,175, and one by
Pride of 1'crche, weight 1,100, were sold at 9400 each to
go to Eastern Oregon.
His "Arabian Boy," bred from the pure imported
Arabian horse "Jenifer Arabia," dam, imported l'er-cbc-ron
mare, "Kosa Bouheur." He was awarded a
special premium at the Centennial exhibition for bis
rare breeding and fine appearance, and was the 04 Jy
horse of his race at that time in the United States,
Arabian Boy is now past two years old, and is by the
public considered one of tbe handsomest and best youug
stallions on the grounds.
- The Shetland ponies, of which Mr, Myer has a four-in-hand,
attracted more attention than any other exhibit
at tne Fair. They were driven to a Dexter carriage and
took all hearts by storm. Minnie, the little Shetland
colt, was an especial favorite with all the little folks,
including Commodore Mutt
. Sbeep. ...
! M. Wilkins, of Willamette Forks, exhibits the same
flock of bucks and ewes that took the prize at tbe Cen
tennial exhibition. They are the New Oxford stock
and are very profitable, old sheep shearing from 14 to 16
pounds per head, and lambs from 10 to 11 pounds of
wool, which is of the long combing variety, so much
sought after by a certain class of manufacturers, and
always brings higher prices than any other. The fleece
now on this year's lambs of this flock is roily six inches
in length. The demand for the young bucks is so great
that they aro frequently encaged before they come at
prices ranging from 810 to KM) each.
Luther Myers, of Salem, makes the best display of
fine fowls, and takes the greatst number of first and
second premiums. His premium list includes the fol
lowing: CHICK ESS.
Best Plymouth Rocks, 1st and 2d premiums.
Best Brown Leghorns, 1st and til premiums.
Best White Leghorns, 1st and 2d premiums.
Best Gulden Spangled Hamburg, 1st and 2d pre ma.
Best Silver Spangled Folands, lxt and 2d premiums.
Best Golden Spangled Polands, 1st and 2d premiums.
Best Silver Spangled Polands, 1st and iii premiums.
Best Black Breasted Red Game, 1st and 2d premiums.
Best White lile Game, 1st premium.
Best White Faced Black Spanish, 1st and 2d proms. &
Best Aylesbury Ducks, 1st and 2d premiums.
Best Bronze Turkeys, 1st and 2d premiums.
I lent Guinea figs, lHt ana ta premiums.
Best Fancy Birds, first premium.
The fowls for which these premiums were given are
all Sjiring birds, of which he had over three hundred at
the Fair, of the above choice varieties, which he offers
for sa,e at extremely low prices, much lowr m fact
than the (trices asked by any other breeder of fine birds
in the l mica states.
Mr. Myers also breeds Shepherd, Bird and Terrier
dogs, for which the demand is so good that orders must
be sent in at least six months in advance to secure a
Fine breeds of poultry cost no more for keeping than
common fowl, and arc five times as profitable. Persons
interested in raising chickens can obtain a finely illus
trated pamphlet containing full improved directions for
the care and keeping lit fowls by addressing Luther
Myers, Salem, Orcgou. ;
As a purely vegetable family remedy
Pfunder's Oregon Blood Purifier cannot
be surpassed. It regulates the bowels,
liver and kidneys. Removing all
scrofula and impurities from the blood.
Buy it, try it
Messrs. Thompson, Dellart & Co.,
have extended their store through to
First street, now occupying the whole
front of Yamhill street, lietween First
and Second, and both cornel's. They
carry the largest stock of hardware, iron
and steel and carriage makers' goods in
Portland, as well as having the finest
The Willamette Stove Works, of
Portland, makes the best Stoves sold in
this market. Buyers should sustain
home manufacture by insisting" on hav
ing goods of this make and buying no
We thought Northrup couldn't stay
out of Hardware altogether; he is get
ting in a large stock of Caniace and
Wagon Hardware, Axles, Springs, Mai
leable Iron, etc., so that now you can
get not only the Woodwork but the
Hardware for any kind of a vehicle you
E. J. NORTHRUP cfc CO.,
The Mansf eldt & Notni Piano received
the first premium at the Oivgou State
fair, for sale only at D. VV . Prentice
& Cos Music Store, Portland, Oregon.
wrltl life? lu reapoaae to auy advertise
lA.a riBn ..f IA naKAH
IADIES AT A DISTANCE FROM PORTLAND CAN
J deal with us as satisfactorily as at our counters,
as we have special clerks whose business it is to answer
letters, send out samples and ship goods by mail or ex
press. We keep the Largest and Finest Stock of
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Silks, Cioaks.
And everything requisite to a strictly FIRST-CLASS
ESTABLISHMENT, ill Oregon, and the well-known and
to us flattering reputation of our house is a guarantee
that we mean what we say now in offering
Better Goods lor the Money ;
Than any other house on this Coast can give, and taking
more pains that) ever before to give satisfaction.
It will cost very little to send to us for samples and
prices, and it will enable everybody to take advantage
of the recent decline in tbe price of DRY GOODS.
We also keep a Full Line of
CENTS FURNISHING COODS.
Clarke & Henderson,
t'orncr First and Wahf iiKton Streets,
148 Bushels to the Acre.
AFTER 18 YEARS OF EXPERIMENTS I HAVE
produced a new variety of
Vvixlto 3BHaa.t Coma,
That ripens thoroughly and yields large crops in the
climate of Oregon. To enable fanners to secure a change
of crop and produce another more profitable than wheat
I will sell this seed at the following; prices for this sea
son: 2 50 per bushel delivered at tbe depot in Oregon
City, or in one pound packages, postajre paid, twenty
five cenU each. P. M. RIN'EARSON,
: Oregon City, Oreg in.
Children can Make Money Raising
poultry- ly, Y&f$
JOHN H. WOODRUN?,
CIO Alt MANUFACTURER,
AND DEALER rN FINE HAVANA CIGARS, Ci
garettes, and the best-brands of Chewing and
Smakuig Tobacco. No Chinese Employed.
Ifo. 68 First Ntreet, Portland. Or.
Oregon Standard Soap Works,
IRTISG WEBB, Proprietors,
The only steam factory north of San Francisco. Send
for circular and price list.
FXSE FABMJ0U SALE,
00 Acretv, - -
ONE OF THE BEST FARMS rS OREGON. IN A
fine state of cultivation, fully fenced, excellent
buildings, steam power and all lata improvements in
agricultural machinery. Everything to be sold at
bargain, it produaed 10,000 bushels of wheat m U7T
and 8,000 bushels in 1ST. Is good for an average of
nine thousand bushels every year,
Price $30 per acre, terms to suit the burer.
a H. STEARNS CO.,
Rea;EsttAgMJt, Portland, Oregon.
1856. Ji.liiir SUJKBXiIi 5 CO.,
Front, First and Ash Streets Portland, Oregon,
THE CELEBRATED B AEBT FABUI "WAGOIL
- -iDiscut represents the BAIN THIMBLE-SKEIN WAGON, medium size, coin
plete, with Top liox, Holler lirake and Spring Scat. The liain Vt aon is so wel
known to the farmers and freighters of this coast that it seenu, needless for us to
say anything in its praiae. W e have sold them for the past thirteen years, and
warranted every one sold, and the total claims for defective mitenal or workman
ship during that time have not amounted to one cent on each wagon sold. This
fact speaks louder than anything we can my in their praise. The
Patent hkeln Tightener, '
On the Bain Wagon is a valuable improvement, and is on no other wagon For
the coming season all farm wagons will have the new
Patent OH Tubes with Brass Screw Caps,
Which avoid the necessity of taking off the wheels to oil the axles an arrangement
which teamsters will fully appreciate. We feel safe in assertitig that there is no
other w agon in the market that will compare with the Bam as now made in quality
of materia! used, and in compluUness and excellency of workmanship. Our
wagons are made to order, especially for our trade, and we pay extra to have all
the timber extra sklecteu out of thoroughly seasoned stock. AU the wheels are
put through soaked in boiling linseed oil before setting of tires, making shrink
age impossible. Mr. liain does this iu a more thorough manner than some others,
who simply make a pretense of doing it, and make the application, if at all, only in
"homaiutliic doses. " The wood work, tires and irouinir are extra heavy, but at the
same time everything is well proportioned. We challenge the most critical comparison with any and every other make of wagon, and while we dn not claim to mH tie
cheapest wagon, as far as dollars and cents are concerned, we do claim to sell as good a wagon as can be made, and one that will prove the cheapest in the end.
tV Scud for Circular and Price Lists. . i
OREGON HACK OR FOUR SPRING WAGON.
GUARANTEED TO BE THE BEST HACK
THE LARGEST STOCK, THE BEST ASSORTMENT.
The Oldest and Leading House in the Trade and Prices always
FRANKB & CO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN -
The Celebrated La Belle Wagon.
Pride of the Pacific Coast; mot durable; best made;
E8SS32:'r& "W erV
au J Sw,er' v" to 11 -
T. B. Wait, Salem, Orcffon.
A. M. Roup, A Ibany, Oregon.
M. V. Koontz, Halsey, Orejron. '
Babrr 4 Oousnas, ftarrisburjf, Oregon.
T. U. Hb.vdbicks, Eugene, Oregon.
3. B. Smith, Oakland. Oregon.
ftiiKRiDAX Bros., Hoftebiiry, Oregon.
Rkasibs Bbos., Jacksonville, Orceon.
For Circulars and Price Lists write our agent or
J. A. STUOWniUDGE,
Direct Importer and Dealer In
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS,
So. 141 Front Ht Portland. Or.
No. 8. Hail to the Chief No. 8.
WHEELER & WILSON.
1MIE NEW No. 8, STRAIGHT NEEDLE, BACK
. Feed, Lock Stitch
Is pronounee by the people everywhere to be the Best
Family Machine in use.
A"T Machines sold on the note and installment plan.
A Liberal Discount lOr I'nah.
95 Third Street, Portland, Ogn.
F. W. CSODAKD,
No. 8. Manager.
And an kinds of Marble Work.
Bend tor illustrations, Designs and Price Lists before
you order from anybody else.
DOWNER'S," 150 Fire Test
STAR, " "
ASTRAL, " " "
NONPAREIL, " "
And all the cheaper brands at the lowest market rates.
HODGE, DAVIS & CO.,
Wholesale 1rucw lsts.
SOLE AGENTS FOB TBE UNRIVALLED
STANDARD ASD ESTEY 0K6A5S,
D. W. PKEKTICS CO.,
Music Dealers, Portland, Oregon,
I l.i,.Vl t
fARMlMPLEMNTS and JjjACHipS.
.. - i 1 1- -,m.mn!ZI- w --
Cahoon Hand and Power Sower,
The cheapest Sower in tbe Market.
AKER1CUS CIOER MILL.
AKER,CUS cider mill. - ;
Racine Farm and Warehouse Fan Mills.
are Our Agents, where Our Goods
BrenwL & Teact, Corrallis, Oregon.
o. row sut, .uoninnutri, Oregon.
Hahtx f Bhos., McMinnville, Orejron.
W. J. MeCoKxsu North YamhilL Oregon.
Bitty Cavk, Hillsboro, Oreifon.
Suorrt & TrLbia, Newaukum, Washinsrton Territory.
L. L. Andhbws, I Conner, Washington Territory.
FRANK BROTHERS & CO.,
104 and lOS Frost Street, Portland, Qreg-on.
DIRECT FROM EUROPE.
The Finest and Largest Stock of Genuine
Meerschaum and Amber Goods
Erer brought to this Market. Also,
GERMAN, FRENCH AND ENGLISH BRIER PIPES,
At T. JC. O. HMITH'H,
Corner Front and Stark Streets, Portland, Oregon
HOLLT A WALNUT. SAWS AND PATTERNS.
3" Write for Price List
DITTOS & HALL, Portland, Or.
Coker's Employment Agency,
Furnishes HELP of all Kinds FREE OF CHARGE. -IS"
1. B, COKER, Portland, Oregon.
EVKUDIXG A FARI1EIJU
Grain and aU Kinds of Produce,
i BACKS, ETC.,
Cor. Front and Alder Kin.. Portland, Or.
t'SE NONE BUT THE
COLUMBIA COAL OIL,
THE BEST IN THE MARKET.
II. At'KF.BMAIV .,
Sole A?ent for the North Pacific Coast, '
6 and 8 North Front Street, Portland, Ogn.
ALI8KY & IIEGELE,
Wholesale Candy Manufacturers,
145 Flint Street.
FACTORY 28 Alder Street, adjoining Odd Fellow.'
. nan, ruruana, ureg m.
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES.
j. siuon & co.,
.. Dealers in
Doors, Windows, Blinds and Glass
WEIGHTS, CORDS AND PULLETS,
128 Front St bet.Hfci;ton Alder.
jet Ira PORTLAND, OREGON.
AN EXAMINATION OF MR, HANSEN'S ILLU8
trued Catalogue of Fruit Tree, and SsecU wiH
courince any on. that it is tha beat pubbcatio vl tfas
kind m Oregon. It is wU worth perusal, and ic fur
nished free un application. Mr. Hansen is thoroughly
reliable and is doing a rery buy. business. For Cairn,
log ue address H. HAN HEN,
Description and Prices.
SrzK No. 2. Patent wheels, three feet eighf inches
and four feet tw Inches high... Solid collar axles, en
and one-eighth inches; plain bed, with patent round
comers; two steps; top of body bound with iron;
leather dash ; two cushioned teats, wit a lazy backs; ifi
pole and ratchet brake. Capacity, SCO pounds. Piles,
with patent wheels, $200.
Sub No. S. Solid collar axles, one and ons-fourth
inches; same style and finish as aise 2. Capacity, 1,000
pounds. Price, 210.
Size No. t. One and three-eighths Inch solid collar
axles; same fittings as other. Capacity, 1,500 pounds.
Price, with patent wheels, 9230.
Same wagon with longer bed and three seats, 280.
THE LEADING MACHINES.
at the Lowest Liring Bates.
La Dow's Jointed Patent Wheel Pmlrer
"g Z7e w' Lm li
The Browne Sulky Ploir.
This well known Sulky rpeaks for itself..
Over three hundred now iu use in Oregon..
First Premium Oregon Btato Fair, 1877. Tail'
Plow is all made of iron and steel; will Seoul
in any aoIL - Price, with toubletrees, Keck
Yoke, Boiling Cutter and Extra Share-gSe
Black Hawk and Clipper. Bock
Island Cast Steel mJMn? Flowr
Wood and Iran fisam. Our Black Hwfc
Plows have been found to scour in all kind
of soils.. Even in the red soil of Wakh Hills,
around Salem, where no Steel Plow was era.
known to work before.
Collins' Cast Cast Steel Plows;
ALL KLNDB OF
A Full and Complete Line of
At tha Lowest Uafkct Price
can be Found:
Q. O. Hallir, Coupvtlle, Washington Territory.
Z. F. Moody, Ths Ia!les, Oregon.
i. H. Kooirrz, Umatilla, Oregon.
Chas. Uoodxovoh, Island Citr, Oregon.
Frakk Bros. A Co., Walla Walla, Washington Terr'
T. M. Mat, Dayton, Washington Territory.
Al'STTK A Jokrs, Colfax, Almota, Lewis ton, W, T.
Corner Third and F Streets,
Near the Steamship Landings and hailroad Depots,.
Lewiston & Fretland, Proprietors:
(LaU of Minn sota House.)
Win spar, do pain, nor expense to make this boos
THE BEST HOTEL IX POBTLAN J
ESTABLISHED 187. '
FOR SEASON 187S-79
Send for Oar Hew rataisne.
Seth Luelling & Son,
Fralt, Snade, Ornamental and Bat"
Trees, Vines) and HhrotWry.
Choice Trees, 25 cents each, CIS per bandred. Send
far Catakvue and Price List.
J. H. PETTLE 4IER,
" . Woodburi, Orefron.
llorning Star Restaurant.
Corner Second and Washington StrtsU, Bortktad, Oga. .
O. C. RIDER, Proprlet.r.
Board, per month, from....t; 0 00 to (30 f
Board, per week, from 60 to 8 0 .
Hoard, per day, trora... ..... , - 74 to 1 fr ,
Board, per mesi, from 5 to fc ,
Print. Room for Ladies and Faiaillea.
DAXIEL, X. HALARKIY,
Shipper, Commission Herehast,.
And Wholesale Daaker in
(''I RAIN, FLOUR, FEED, PAIHT PRC DUOS, FKO
T visums. Hops, Hides. Bag. ASrieidtural Seoi,
Staple Crocenea. Conaigniuenta and ordt re soiieitwd.
Office and Warehouse, No. 40 First street Portland, Off
aa rrasGuee ufflee, 34C Davi. street. ; '
No. x57 and 163 'First '. Ztxtt