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with :re:it care. We will pi -act ice m itie
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tention Ljiveti to the c-dleciion of all claims
that tnav be placed in our hands. Lepra 1
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of First ai.d Aldt r Sin-els, Portland.
Tie natron.!.?-.' of tho-e desiFi; ?prrior
operatio is is in spec'tt! reque.-t. Nitrous ox
id to- the '.tai iiess exi faction of teeth. .
I;r"Arti.icia! teeth "better than the best,'
and i rheop it tli 4 e!t-ipet.
Will Ite in Oregon City on Saturdays.
Dr. J, H. HATCH,
Tiie patronage of those desiring tirsi Class
tjp.-r,tfiiii, is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in nil cases guaranteed.
N. II. Xltrim I try, lr administered for the
Painless Extraction of Teeih.
Ofioh In Weigant's new baildiog, west
ide o, Fi rst st reet, between Aider and Aior
isou streets, I'ortland, Oregon.
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OFFirp; Od.-l Fellows Temple, corner
'irst and VI l r treets Residence corner of
4.iin and Seventh streets.
W. ?. HIGHFIELD,
fMjblishe-' s:a e lSl!.at the old stand,
M tin Strrit, Oregon. City, Oregon.
V ti Assortioeot of Watches, Jew-
'TK. und Het!, Thonjas'- wedsrht
i ." iw 'k. -.ti l f which are warranted
.j" to Vie as represented.
uoarrmsis Uoae on s'aort notice,
.nd thankful for past favcrs.
0 REG OX CITY.
S3, All orders for the delivery of merchan
dise or packages and fret-rut of whatever des
cripti u . to any p art of the city, willbeexe-
u:el promptly atu wuncare
Tl-:r YORK HOTEL,
( D h t fc h es Gaftha u s ,
No. 17 Front Street, opposite the Mail steam
ship landing, Portland, Oregon.
II. RDTHF03, J. J. WXXXENS,
B vvrd per Week o 00
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DUTIBi A3.D aUAL!F!CATIOXS OK
llX WILI, S. CAULTOX.
An old fanner, bringing in his son. in
troduces him to the editor, and expresses
;i desire that the lad should be made an
SAYS TH K KAKMKit :
His body's too sin ill for a farmer,
H;s judgment is ra h -r too slim,
But 1 thought wo perhaps might be makin'
An edi oi o.tien o Lioi.
Til K KIKTOIl UKl'I.IES :
Tiie editor sat in his sancSnm,
And io'-ked ilje oiil man in the eye;
Then j: lanced al the grinning young hope
And iik u nrully in ido reply:
Is your son a small unbound edition
OI Mo-es and Solomon both ?
Can he compass bis spiiii with meeknes-
And sirangly a naturul oath '.'
Can lie leave ail his wrongs to the future.
And carry his heart in Ms cheek?
Can ho dd an hour's wr in a minute,
And live on a sixpence a week?
Can he courteously ta'k to an equal.
And brou-beat an impudent dunce?
Can he keep ihingsin apple pie order.
And do half a dozen at once ?
Can he press ail .'he springs of knowledge
With a quick and reliable touch.
And be ?oire that, he Knows how much to
And how not to know loo much ?
Does ho know how to spur up his virtue.
And put a check on his pride ?
Can he carry a gentleman's manner
Wiilrn a rhinoceros' hide?
Can he know all. and do all. and be all,
With cheerfulness, courage and vim?
If so. we can perhaps be makin'
An editor on ten o him.''
Kicic imi miw.v.
If, in this lreacherou3 path of lify,
Thy brother's foot should slip.
And words of folly, hate or strife,
Fall from his thoughtless lips;
Or if. perchance, as many say.
Dame Fortune on him frown.
And blight his prospects, bright a3 day,
The cry is Kick him down.
Vv'hate'er his state in life has been
If hones! , worthy, wise,
Or. if he wealthy days has seen
Of course yoirli si:ut your eyes ;
If poverty, ui'h brazen chain,
Should bring him to the grouud,
He. struggling, 'tempts lo rise again,
The cry is Kick him down.
If solitude and patience.
For errors, be his lot.
And conscience brings remembrance"!
Of follies once forgot ;
If hope again, with buoyant wing.
Flings joy and peace around,
A thousand accusal ic ns bring,
Ajid cry to Kick hitn down.
If on well meant effort rest
The hopeless child of life.
And near his doubling. Leasing heart,
There hangs an anxious wife ;
If on the aliar of !-ys care
Their hopes anil joys are bound,
Swill, retribution waits your share,
Who aid lo Kick him down.
If good intent the man should guide,
Though failing in a part.
Discourage not the world is wide
There's good in every heart;
Let. sympathy the Soul inspire,
Where'er iiiisfui tune's found.
And in in still sirn-rsling to admire.
And never--Kick him d-r.vn.
The' Ashes-of Chicago ai Sea-
It is possible that some portion of
the wealth of Chicago that melted
into thin air on the 9th of October
was seen a;j;ain before it reached
ultimate dispersion. A paper re
cently read before the Koyal Geo
logical Society of Dublin stated
that Captain Edwards, of the Nep
tune, in a passage from Quebec to
Liverpool, found his vessel envel
oped in the smoke and ashes, as he
believes, of the burnt city. His
report of tiie factf certuinfy indi
cates plausible occasion for his be
lief. On the 12th of October, at
sen, in latitude 4G degrees north,
longitude oo degrees west, at about
d n m.. wind b!owin" stromr from
the west, he observed a dense cloud
of fog arise on the western horizon,
which gradually came up with and
surrounded the vessel, and so con
tinued until nudni'dit. J'Yom first
coming up with the ship until clear
ing off, there prevailed a very
strong smell of burning wood, both
the captain and crew leit their eyes
much irritated by the smoke, and
the decks were strewn with fine
dust. At the time the ship was
more than 2,000 miles lrom Chica
go. The former owners of frame
houses in that city can therefore
have the consolation which Pat.
offered to the ship-carpenter when
he dropped his hammer overboard:
"Sure it's not lost, whin you know
where it is.
Not Strange. A vouno- man
from the country, out walking with
a, young lady, cudgeled his brain
lor some interesting topic of con
versation to amuselier with, but in
vain ; he etuhj hit upon nothing
until they met several cows, when
the swain said, with much simplic
ity of manner, Now isn't it verv
?trange what a motheily appear
ance a cow has?" To which the
tan-lady replied: "I don't think
t strange, slr, that a cow should
one a motherly
appearance to a
A new style of sociables tin
winter whieh are quite a ht Fraa
cse have been very p0puia,,
I he short costumes, and the rcdVehl
ments to be only chocolate and
ami cake, or lemonade and cream
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY,
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An Exciting: Scene-
PAKIC AMONG SIX II UXOR ED SCHOOL,
CIIILDREX TERUOU OF THE
From the Dayton (Ohio) Journal. Dec. 2!,
Tho Second District School-house
on Perry street, between First and
Second streets, tuck fire about 9
o'clock yesterday morning. There
were probably six hundred little
folks in it boys and girls, from
six to sixteen years of age. The
streets were soon filled, cold as it
was, with women, who little re
garded cold or dress, and men
sped quickly to the scene of dan
ger. There was a
PANIC AMONG THE CHILDREN
in spite of the brave women who
had charge of them, and the little
ones fled frantically from the room
where the smoke and fire suddenly
appailed them, and ran wildly
down the street screaming. There
is good reason to praise the self
possessed women who saved the
children from serious disaster. IJut
for them the panic that prevailed
for a little while would have re
sulted in distress to many homes.
As it was, only four were hurt at
all. The fire, which did not do
fifty dollars worth of damage, sud
denly appeared with a dense vol
ume of smoke through an old un
used register in the furnace in Miss
Hopkins (primary) room, in the
southeast corner of the building,
ground floor, immediately above
the furnace. Aliss Hopkins endeav
ored to dismiss the little ones hur
riedly, but they
FLED "WILDLY FROM THE ROOM.
Other rooms on the same floor
were dismissed quickly, and the
children lied screaming into the
streets. The rooms above were
disturbed by the unwonted noise,
and pupils were sent to ascertain
the cause. Meantime the cause be
gan to show itself. Smoke invad
ed all the rooms through, the heat
conductors and registers, and there
were cries of " Fire ! " A girl
from ?diss Westf all's room, who
had been sent down stairs with a
request for less noise, came back
clapping her hands in an excited
way, saying :
v THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE ! "
Miss Westfall enjoined her pupils
to be quiet, went to see, and
thought it advisable to stay and
keep order down stairs, sending
word to Miss Corbett, her associ
ate, to dismiss the senior room as
orderly as possible. . All this time
the seniors, girls and boys of 12
and 16 years, sat quietly. When
the order to retire was given, the
girls went first, and the boys sat
perfectly cool vmd collected, brave
youngsters as they were, until the
girls got to the stairway. Then
many of the
GIRLS LOST SELF-rOSSESSION,
and went down the stair-case in a
wild way, some of them sliding on
the bannisters. The boys gallant
ly went to the assistance of the
teachers, who were striving to
maintain their authority. Several
excited men, however, came in and
created contusion, which led to a
jumble of children at the foot of
the southern stairway, where many
girls and a few small boys got
piled up in an indiscriminate and
Here is where the children above
referred to were bruised. Those
who were present describe the
scene, for a
lew moments, as ter
rifying. I he firemen had not ar
rived, the school house was filled
with smoke below, smoke was cir
culating all over the house, ami
there was a fearful apprehension of
fire everywhere. Meanwhile, a lew
pupils and one or two teachers,
who had remained on the upper
floor, were exciting people on the
outside by flinging the books and
wrappings ot trie children into
the street, conveying a very strik
ing impression that
THE SCHOOL-HOUSE WAS DOOMED.
The little ones flying through the
streets, girls without winter wrap
pings, boys without hats, some of
them shrieking with terror some
of them stunned by the shock,
made a spectacle that we do not
care to witness often. Many hearts
are filled with gratitude that there
was no sad disaster. The fright
was painful enough to last many
a da y.
Poor Job Thompson, of Milwau-
kie, incurred the displeasure ot Ins
wife, and like Kip Van niKie, was
driven out of the house at the end
of a broom-stick. His parting
words on the threshold were,
"Yon have banished me from your
home, and hereafter I must lead a
life of shame or perish."
The owner of the barn in which
John Wilkes Booth met his death,
petitions Congress for compensa
tion to the amount of 2,525 for
the los of the building and con
tents, which it will be remembered,
was destroyed by fire in disjodg
ing the fugitive assassins.
Training for the Bar.
From the San Francisco Esaminer.
Some enthusiastic disciple of pre
gress has procured the passage
through our I'adical Assembly of
an amendment to the act regulat
ing the admission of Attorneys,
striking out the words "white
male," thus allowing the entrance
of persons of all colors and both
sexes to the Bar. Any legislation
that would further facilitate admis
sion to the profession of the law is
not deemed expedient by intelli
gent and conservative lawyers.
They seem to think that the facili
ties already afforded are too liberal
and tend not only to the lowering
of the average standing of its mem
bers, but aim at the safety of the
interests of the community at large.
There is no doubt that the Bat
has lost much of its tone within
the last twenty years, and that this
is due in great part to the letting
down of many of the barriers to
admission within its ranks. Law
yers have always occupied in every
country a sort of public position,
by reason of the peculiar relations
they hold to the rest of the com
munity, and it is right that there
should be some means of prevent
ing unworthy and incompetent in
dividuals from assuming positions
of such trust and responsibility.
Precisely how to secure the means
is a question not easily met. Un
der the strictest rules incompetents
will find their way there as they do
everywhere. It was a favorite idea
a few years ago that anybody and
everybody might be allowed to
practice law; and this idea was car
ried to a mischievous extent in
many States. Thus we account for
the number of shysters and petti
foggers that crowd out of the way
the respectable practitioners and
reflect discredit upon the whole
body. The only feasible mode to
get rid of them now, is to let them
(lie out; but there is a growing feel
ing within the profession that some
constitutional method should be
devised to keep out new recruits of
this ch:u'actcr. In England active
measures to this end are in pro
gress and also in New York and
otner cities or tfie old states.
These measures look to a reform in
the method OT ; yitdiminary educa
tion and the requirement of strict
official examinations made by re
sponsible authorities learned iu the
law. The commercial public look
with much favor upon these reform
atory movements, as thty know
how much their intesests depend
upon having sound legal advisers,
whose very professional name
shouid be a pass-port to their qual
ifications. Now, a stranger, need
ing a lawyer's services, is at great
risk in employing a person called
an attorney, when very often it can
not be known until too late, wheth
er his name is not the only qualifi
cation he possesses. Under the re
formed order he may, with some
safety, employ almost any one
known lo be a lawyer with confi
dence that his business will be pro
perly attended to. Very much, in
deed, depends upon the general
training and culture of this profes
sion, and those most interested in
this State, should take some steps
to adopt the reforms lately insti
tuted in New York, or something
of the same nature.
The Cold Weather in Nebras
ka. Our Omaha exchanges furn
ish some interesting particulars ot
the effects of the cold weather re
cently experienced in the far West.
In Nebraska the cold has been in
tense and protracted, and the suf
fering unprecedentedly severe.
Large numbers of persons were
frozen to death; in one instance a
whole family perished from expo
sure. They were out of fuel of all
kinds, and the man started for the
timber to obtain some and froze to
death before his team. The woman
burned everything she could find
to burn, and finally placed her in
fant in the oven of' the stove and
burned a part of her own clothing
to prevent it freezing, but without
avail. The poor babe was frozen
to death, as well as the mother.
A young lady tried to poison
he: self because her lover was be
ginning to "show attentions to an
other damsel. She was given salts
instead of arsenic by her negro at
tendant, who told the doctor:
"Bless vour life. I know'd how to
pizen the foolish gal." The -"fool
ish gal recovered.
Near Chicago there is a steam
garden of two acres covered with
glass and a net work of pipes laid
beneath the beds, supplied by
a powerful steam engine and boiler
to supply warmth and moisture.
Karlv vegetables are nearly ready
for pulling, and the later uues are
tt t -T-
A somewhat juvenile dandy said
to a fair partner at a ball : "Don't
you think, miss, my moustaches are
becoming?" To which she replied:
"Well, sir, they may be coming,
but they have not yet arrived,"
CiW RAMHPOFT T.TRRARY.
FEBRUARY 2, 1872.
" ' ' . ZZTzr Mgfc3j- .rtajvtaiaaM waa'.ggjsf vto
From the Richmond Enquirer, Dec. 25.
In the office of the New York
Ecaiing Post, the story goes, Mr,
Bryant hung up a catalogue of
words that no editor or reporter is
allowed to use. Among these are
bogus, authoress, poetess, collided,
debut, donate, donation, located,
ovation, predicate, progressing,
pants, rowdies, roughs, secesh, os
culate (for kiss), indorse (for ap
proval), lady (for wife), jubilant
(for rejoicing), bagging (for captur
ing), loaned (for lent), posted (for
informed), realized (for obtained.)
We heartily concure in the con
demnation and rejection of a large
majority of these vulgarisms and
inepticisms but we beg leave for
the moment to enter a protest in
behalf of "predicate" for we have
a story to tell.
In the "good old time" when
there was something of reverence
felt for great men, and even for
what were considered great words,
there was annually sent to the Leg
islature of Virginia a highly re
spectable, but most unsophisticated
backwoodsman, who soon devel
oped, and never relinquished, an
awful reverence of this word "pre
dicate" and a knowledge of this
fact enabled a brother member to
sav e a very important bill.
This bill was in the very crisis
of its fate our old friend had man
ifested a great repugnance to it,
and without his vote there was
every reason to fear it would be
lost, Just at the "supreme mo
ment" (as the Frenchman would
say), Governor B., who was well
aware of our friend's weakness for
"predicate " came in, and being in
formed of the "situation," declared
confidently that he would "change
all that." " Presently the bill came
up, and our old friend has risen to
denounce it, when skillfully and
promptly, Governor B. interposed:
"If the member from will allow
me," he said, "I would suggest to
him that this bill is 'predicated'' "
"Stop," said the old man, "if it's
'predicated? I give it up!" and
the bill was quickly passed.
Will not Bryant make a slight
concession for a word that, by such
a good turn, has entitled itself at
least to a rtprieve, if not to a full
llow to Walk Gracefully.
Dr. Dio Lewis writes as follows up
on this subject : "A graceful walk
is rare. A queenly, elastic step
atones for a homeiy face. It was
her expert walking from one side of
the stage to the other, while she
never said a word, that constituted
Mrs. Charles Kcan's great attrac
tion in a play that had a run of one
hundred and fift) nights. The pre
requisites for fine walking are: first,
shoes made to fit the feet; second,
the clothing about the waist to fit
loose. The corset is a deadly ene
my to fine walking as it is to life.
Third, carrying the chin close to
the neck, i he soles ot the shoes
should correspond precisely to the
bottom of the feet, as outlined by
a pencil mark drawn around the
foot. As now made, the sole is an
inch and a half smaller than the
foot, and the result is a plentiful
crop of corns and bunions, and in
conjunction with the high heel, an
awkward gait and bent position ol
the body in walking.
Wooing and Winning. Don't
talk about "going to work" to win
the affections of a woman ; it can't
be done in that way. The more
von go to work, the more she won't
like you. Push her into a duck
pond and pull her out by the hair.
If you are afraid to do this jump in
yourself and let her pull you out.
Lend her money, borrow some from
her. Make her believe she has
deeply wronged you, and then for
give her. Deeply wrong her and
don't -ask to be forgiven. In short,
contrive either to lay her under a
lasting obligation to you, or lay
yourself under a lasting obligation
to her. It does not make the dif
ference of a headless pin which, so
far as concerns the result.
The Prince of Wales was install
ed Grand Master of the Masons of
England, a short time since, on the
occasion of the retirement of the
Earl of Zetland from tho office.
The Prince delivered a very pleas
ing address subsequently, in the
course of which he referred in feel
ing terms to the memory of his
uncle, the late Duke of Sussex, as
a member and Master of the fra
The Contents of a Simple Cup
of Tea. A cup of tea contains
volatile oil, chlorophyl, wax, rosin,
gum, tannin, theine extractine,
apotheme, albumen, sulphur, phos
phorus, chloride of potassium,
oxyde ol iron, carbonate, sulphate
of lime, carbonate of njagnesia,
manganese and snicia.
A Connecticut woman refused to
pay a dime for an 1872 almanac,
because one for 1871 had been of
fered to her for a cent,
The Siamese Twins.
From the Raleigh Carolinian.
These twins, Eng and Clian-,
who are now living in the western j
portion of North Carolina, and one J
of whom is lying dangerously ill at j
the present time, were born at a
small village on the coast of Siam, i
in 181 1: We are in possession of l
some particulars concerning them j
which may be of interest to our j
readers. lheir parents got their
living by fishing, and until 1S20,
when Eng and Chang were brought
to the United States, they made a
living by selling shellfish. Their
mother bore seventeen children.
At one time she gave birth to three, j
and never less than two lut
none of these children were de
formed. They are united at the
anterior part of the ch-t by a pro
longation of a kind of fleshy b:.nd
the size of the hand,. This band,
of flesh is about two inches broad
and four inches thick. The whole
mass is tough, and capable of be
ing considerably extended. While
you may whisper in the ear of one
without the other hearing, while
volatile salts applied to theiiostrils
of the one has no effect on the
other, and while pinching the arm
of one excites no' sensation m the
other, still, if you but stick a pin
in the exact vertical center of this
connecting link, both will flinch
from the hurt. These twins are sel
dom I.o.ird to converse with each
other. They play a pretty good
game of draughts, make pretty
much the same moves, and at the
same time, and frequently piny
against each other. They are loth
married, and have grown children.
A Competent Woman. The ed
itor of the Portland (Me.) Tran
script, having asked a lady corres
pondent, who applied for a situa
tion, What could she do?" receiv
ed the following comprehensive re
ply: I can keep a house or a se
cret; drive a horse or a bargain;
tend a post-office, a store or a baby,
make a loaf of bread or a shirt;
sew on buttons, etc., or so forth ;
mend stockings, milk a cow, wash,
iron, bake or brew is that enough
for a woman to do ? Then I'll de
cipher the copy that puzzles you,
rewrite the manuscript plain and
true, or even, if fortune but play
-me fair, and my sphere points the
way of my duty there, take the
editor's scissors, his office and chairi
Satisfactory guarantee any day
that I can do and have done all
that I say (and more too). Ad
dress Aunt Capap.le.
Portland Transcript office."
Bachelor Criticism ox Baisies.
An old bachelor looks at it in this
way: "A baby is not beautiful. It
is big-headed, malformed of limb,
misshaped of trunk, bloated and
puffy as to countenance and com
paratively hairless as to scalp. A
baby is not good. It is selfish,
wantonlycruel, thoughtless, greedy
and ungrateful. It is immodest,
moreover, and is always executing
some shocking atrocity. A baby
is not personally cleanly; it revels
in dirt, and takes a sharp delight
in being grimy and smutted of
cheek, sticky of palm, soiled in its
raiment and generally ill-smelling.
I write these several indictments
more in sorrow than in anger, and
confident in the justice and truth
of them I invite discussion. Sir,
you know the facts are as above
sated. Madame, you know it,"
Twins Born in Different
States. Kesponsibilityfor the fol
lowing attaches to the Toledo
Blade: The trip of a train load
of emigrants, bound for Chicago,
on last r inlay night, was enliven
ed by an incident of an unusual
character. Soon after the train
left Toledo, one of the women of
the party was taken ill, and be
tween Bronson and Burr Oak,
Michigan, gave birth to a lively
infant. Between Bristol and Mid
dleburg, Indiana, a second birth oc
curred, and the "boys" at last ac
counts were doing well. The case
of two brothers, nearly the same
age, one a "Hoosier," the other a
"Wolverine," is certainly without
Mr. Ernest S. Merrill, of Pea-
body, Mass., was killed by thollc
vere rail road accident. His dog
left him at the Peabodv station.
Ever since the dog has been on the
watch for the return of his master,
btit each da, after the arrival of
the train, he trots homeward alone
and anxious'. .
Among the powerful motives Phil
adelphia had forentertaining Alex
is were the five hundred locomo
tives which, according to the
press, a Philadelphia firm has con
tracted to build for Kussiau rail
ways. ------ '
Getting Even. The young In
dies of Waterville, Maine, having
recently organized an anti-tobacco
society; the young men of that
town have organized an anti-corset
Fact and Fancy.
Cat music is done pnr-pusslv,isn'ti
The worst of all the Fee-mans :
The minister of the interior
A welcome ship at any time
Paper callers People who lcava
Velocipedes can now be purchas-
ed m jew 1 ork at 25 a dozen.
Vice stings us even in our pleas-:
ures, but virtue consoles even in
By the same operation a man
may contract a debt and stretch
Why do birds in their little nests
agree? Because they'd fall out if
they didn't. e
A Kansas lunatic ate nearly half
of his bed blanket, and died of in-
Women shouldnevcr be lawyers
they would constantly have writs
When com is converted into
whiskey it must become the "gid
dy maize" we hear of.
The fashionable ladies of St.
Louis are all smokers so sa"S a
1 o c a 1 j o u r n a 1 Exchange.
Fort Wayne rejoices in a Prus
sian band which served all through
the Franco-Prussian war.
An "Evansvillo school-boy defin
ed a ladv to be "a growed-up girl,
who dosn t cuss nor swear."
The most irredeemable bonds
yet known to the financial and
moral world arc vagabonds.
Flatterers only lift a man as it
is said the eagle does a tortoise
to get something by the fall.
As love without esteem is vola
tile and capricious, esteem with
out love is languid and cold.
A New Orleans mule ate up a
whole chest of tea before finding
out that it was only half hav.
As the fire-fly only shines when
on the wing so is it with the hu
man mind when at rest it dark
en u ' Q
Perhaps it is dangerous for us to
possess the abilities we covet; it is
alway s safe to consecrate those wo
The latest style of parasol for
Winter use folds up like a fan, and
can be carried in a muff oivin the
Every time the curtain falls tho
orchestra men go out for their lag
er, and the stage itself has a
In time the mulberry tree be
comes a silk gown : and a silk
gown becomes a woman
lar isn't it.
The hog crop of Ohio for 1871
is estimated at l,OOP,57l hogs an
increase of forty per cent, over
that of 1870.
Tiarer than the Pixenix is tho
virtuous man who will consent to
lose a good anecdote because it is
a lie De Quincy.
The old Farmington church in
Connecticut, built in 1771, is now
in its centenial year. It is said
that the original shingles are now
on the roof.
When you see a man with a
good deal of religion displayed in
his shop window, you may depend
up'on it he keeps a very little stock
of it within.
The largest number of men cm-
ployed by one firm in England is
50,000. The employers are John
Taylor & Sons, and the men aro
engaged in mining.
"Our children will have an in.?
mense tax on their hands," said a
gentleman. "Oh horrible," ex
claimed an elderly lady. "What a
blessing we have nails on ours."
Chicago is soon to have a splen
did theatre, equaling in every re
spect any place of amusement she
ever possessed before the fire. It
will be located on the West Side,
The matter of separation oi
Church and State is up for discus
sion before the Grand Council of
Geneva. Several speakers have de
manded that the matter be submit
ted to the popular vote.
"He suddenly doubled himself
up as though he had been kicked o
in the stomach by a steam donkey,
and his ponderous jaws swung
oi.en " That's the rather inelegant
way a tjincinnauaii laugm-u,
Alexander II., the Czar of Rus
sia, has signed the temperance
pledge at the solicitation of the
Empress. Per contra: Somebody
asked Bismnrk why old king Wil
liam was so healthy "Aeh well,"
said the Premier,"becau?e he drinks
no water and wears red flannel