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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULAT 5, 1872.
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2 pKMOCRA'VIC PAVER,
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pusinessfilan, the Farmer
.w -.i.u.r chicle.
,SIED KVEllY PHin-VY BV
-editor AXi) rur-r-TSiiKH.
O :-TC E In Dr. Thesslr.,;'.- Brick Building
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nooi: ash .on ritrxrixa.
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h-iififul. aiinv--.vVt, slvl.-s of type, and mod
ern M.VCIIIN'G PUKSSKS. wiiich will enable
the Proprietor to do Job IViutinjr at ail tunes
Neat, Quick and Cheap!
r,r Work solicit, -d.
AH Rminofs (aiitc!lo:i.-i upon a Specie li-im.-:
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' SURGEON. 1KTI.AN1, OlIF.Ci n.
OFFICII-") At Fellows' Temple, corner
First .tti-i M streets Ilesidonce corner of
M i i s i an 1 Seventh streets.
S. HI'EL VT. CI! AS. K. W.UOIKX.
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orkcox city, o::ego;.
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F. BARCLAY, ill. Ri G. 5.
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o Vi ttis lixpei U nci'.
rrt.vrnmxo r.'ivsioi.vx and suiioeox,
Main Street, Ofrgoii City,
ATTORNEYS AND COLELOIIS; AT-LUV,
0 2EGCII CITY, 0HEG01T.
WILL rilAOTICB IX ALL TUB COUUl
of the State.
Vf"Spcci:il attention oveji to cr.rCa in the
U.s! hand Oiiice ut Oregon City.
April 1 -7 -J: 1 1"
Established since H-i:,at the ohl tnd
Miln X'n-r', Orison C'j, Cr.-jon.
u .s M-t.!it-:it ot U atcliPs, Jw-
t!i 1 nomas' weiuiii
uu ot wiocli are warraiueu
S. ''h:: to he :l' repree:ited.
uia to, in i
, i T for past favors.
O1" TV .
City Ot aj tisaji.
4IT-Si (fjlli'.r OA VII I.
Al! icJor-i for the delivery of merehan
di or i -!a. re-an d frrisrht of whatever des
cripti-vi. t any part of the city, will beexe
c '.' 1 pi-oir.ptly and with care.
A. G. WALLING S
Pioneer Bock Bindery.
I'onirr of l-'iniit aim! Aider Src-ft,
HLAXK BOOKS RULED and D0L.V1) to
an . d-'u-cd pattern.
musk; books, magazines, NIAVS-
BAI'KSIS, Etc., bound in every variety of
style known to tiu- trade.
OVilers from the country promptly at
OIIN M. l'.ACOX,
Importer and Dealer in -.JTP-
OI5 3T."2 '.S' 3
STATIDNEIIY. BKUFUMEK V. it-., &c,
Orcg-,n CHy, Oregon.
At Chari-,;t.t- H '.')!' o-'.v old f.t,d, laf.-hjec-cnn,l
by S. A'-!;' : nt Main street.
DR. J. WELCH,
UFFICH In Odd Felhv.V Tt rple, ct i
of Firt ai d AUlt r Strcr ts. Bra liar d.
The p:trn:;" of those de-suinc: superior
f perations is i n speehil rpqnot. Nitrous ox
iuc !'i-r th'1 i:iint'?sjs extraction of teeth.
;-?"A i tiici:i'. teeth "better than the best,'
ead r r.hf-it ' '- chr ive--t..
Will he in Oregon Citv on Saturdays.
J. M. THOMPSON. C W.FTTC1I.
T H 3 8fl PSO U &. FITCH,
Aliornej? sit Law.
Real Eotate Agents,
n, . vnrT.. n,- T-,r- moFrTF
ro PO0I5S NORTH Oi lilt I teiUtiah.
REAL ESTATE DOUOUT AND SOLD.
LOANS NEGOTIATED. AND AB
STRACT OF TITLES FURNISHED.
JE it AVE A cTpJiTi.ETE ABSTRACT
of Title ot all property in Eugene
City, and perfect plats of the same, prepared
wiUi great care. We will practice in the
di;rr?nt Courts of the State. Special at
tention given to the cdlectiou cf all claims
that may be r laced in our bauds. Legal
Tcs-Jsrs hco-ttrht aud bs!d. at
The Practical I,over.
I did not purchase1 for my bride
llicb jeweled rh.g- and costly fans
But what I thought would be Le- pride
A .set complete of pots and pans.
1 would not win sweet Jennie's love;
By jroldcn gifts of inajrie power ;
If she a proper wife should prove
She would prefer some bags of flour.
I did not play with Jennie's heart,
Nor try to fix it were it fickle.
But snt. mistnt.itins? modern art,
A side oi pork for her to pickle.
I did not crive her rubies red.
To ler.d her raven hair relief.
But what would charm when we were
A good supply of potted beef.
I did not, wanton with her love,
That lined to nestle on my breast,
Just like a drooping, tired dove.
But sent a couch vh-re it could rest.
I did not. when the moon was bright.
Take Jennie out for Irampiii walks ;
But took her ft hat would more delight
A dozen each of knives and forks.
I did not send her flowers briaht.
W hose brightness, all, so quickly wanes,
But sent her. in the darkest niht,
A set ol sheets and counterpanes.
And so at last our little store
Would funuMi well an in vied cct.
But then I should have s.ud before
She jilted nc, and kept the lot.
15 ear and Forbear.
Bo careful, ye 1 o.-e wedded hetrts
Are loviiie-'y uni'e.l
Be heed !'u 1, lest an enemy
Steal on you uninvited !
A little v, ily ss rp. nt form
Wi h jirace. lurinjx poses.
Or. coming in different Kuise,
As thorn i niotig the ro.-es !
Be careful, ye whose marriage bolls
Now merrily are ruining :
Be heedful o! the biner Word.
The answer keen and sungieg
The sharp retort the a:-irrv eve
In vivid iightipng Mashing -The
rock on which .-a many hopes
Are daily, hourly dashing!
Bear iuuI lo; bear" the only way
To tread life jth.i :..go!li-r ;
Then, come and Wt'o-eme. shining sun !
Or come dark cloudy weather ;
Two wedded hearts, conjoined in one,
That cannot live assunder.
Have put Love's gohhm armor on
O, woi hi. look on and wonder!
in for the E)reig;ner to
111 loot .ti I . J it'll!
? list Hi V :l.-
1 1 to el i k-t' jt" iLe K now-Xothina'
or;iiinzation in jl:.iss:ichr.s( lis,
which party, in secret convention,
nominated a candidate lor Gover
nor, V'.'.o was elected. Air. Eal
ward Everett, who was then Uni
ted States Senator, resigned, and
the K now-Xothinu- Legislature
elected Air. Ilenrv Wilson to till
the vacancy. Air. Wilson did not
take his se;t until the lOihofFeo
rnary, IS"-5, and on the 2:id of the
mimic ni'uitli, in a lont;- debate mi a
bi:l irovHling; for the enlbrceinent
l;e oi the A inerican or
Kiiow-Xot hinp: jiarty, "with which
I act." He claimed to ho, ami
was, the representative of that
party in the Semite.
On the first of Alarrh, 185.1, Air.
Wilson, as the Senatorial represen
tative of that party, presented the
petition of citizens of Ioston,
AJass., pravintg a repeal of the
naturalization laws ot the I'nited
States. On the -ifli of Alarch the
session of ("oii'iess closed, and
Air. Wilson did not appear again
until the December following. He
remained a representative of the
Know-Nothing party until 18-j,
when that organization became a
"national party," repudiating; anti
slavcryisui. Air. AYilson then join
ed the Uepublican party.
This is the gentleman, remarks
the Chicago Tri-nou selected by
the Grant party to offset Air.
Schurz. He is expected to draw
nil the old Know-Nothings, to
take the place of the Germans.
A joat'rox Itcmcdy.
A correspondent writes as fol
lows: "1 herewith append a re
cipe which has been used, lo my
knowledge, in a hundred cases.
It will prevent or cure the small
pox, though the pitlings are ililmg.
When Jenner discovered cow
pox in Kngland, the world of
science hurled an avalanche upon
his head; b:;t when the most sci
entific school of medicine in the
world that of Paris published
this recipe as a panacea for small
pox it passed unheeded. It is as
unfailing as fate, and conquers in
every instance. It is harmless
when taken by a well person.
"It will also cure scarkt fever.
Here is the recipe as I have used
it, And cured my children of scar
let lever, here it is as I have used
it to cure small-pox; when learned
pnysicians sai.i the patient must
uie, it eureu : uipuate of zinc, one
grain; foxglove (digitalis), one.
grain; half a tea-spoonful of su-'
irar: mix with two t able-snomifiiU
oi : " . i i i .
! water. hen tl.orou-hl v mix-
j ,. -
ea auu iour ounces or water.
Take a spoonful every hour. Ei
ther disappears in twelve hours.
For a child, smaller doses, accord
intr to age. If countries would
compel their physicians to use this,
there would be no need of pest
houses. If you value advice and
experience use this for that terrible
Tlie State Revenue.
From th i Salem Mercury.
Under this heading the Orcjon'i
aa of last Thursday makes the fol
"Some time ago we charged
that the appropriations made at "the
last sesion of the Legislature were
being largely overdrawn. This
was denied by some of the organs
in the interest of the G rover ad
ministration. Em it is true, and
there is positive proof of the
fact. At the last session the sum
oi fifty thousand dollars was ap
propriated for erection of a Peni
tentiary. G rover and AVat kinds
have gone far' beyond this appro
priation. Expenditures on account
of the Penitentiary building al
ready amount to one hundred and
thirty thousand dollars, or eighty
thousand dollars more than was
appropriated. That is to say,
vouchers have been issued for
eighty thousand dollars in excess
of the appropriation "
Here is a specific statement that
"the expenditures on account of
the Penitentiary building already
amount to one hundred and
thirty thousand dollars, or eighty
thousand dollars more than was
appropriated ;" and a special aver
ment that "it is true and there
is positive proof of the fact.''
When a subsidized railroad jour
ntil makes an effort at its greatest
violation of honor and truth, as in
the case of the personal organs of
ffolladav issuing on election day
the scandalous falsehood about
pardons, the editor usually intro
duces his dishonest device with an
averment of truthfulness, we find
it so in this ease.
The new Penitentiary building
is a permanent brick structure upon
a stone basement, 2 1 2 feet in length,
its transverse section being 1 dO
feet, crowned with a centre dome,
The work is of the most substan
tial character and of permanent
value to the State. It is a credit
to the present. .State Administra
tion. J b. w was it built? The hist
Legislature made an appropriation
of -S50.000, not to complete such a
work, but to make a beginning.
With this appropriation it was ex
pected that the ground would be
cleared, excavated for a basement,
and a basement storv be construct
ed; and then another apppropria
tion might enclose the building.
Authoritv was given by law to use
the resources of convict lalrr in
assbtinic this work. Convict labor
died to the clearing
the ground for the
riv in 1871. Then
new nun iiug- t
the same labor upon the brick-yard,
by an improved system of making
bricks adopted bv Sirocrinteudont
AVatkinds, not only was an amount,
of brick suineent for the entire con
struction of the new Peuitentia.iy,
some 2,. "300,000, but enough in ad
dition to suppiv the trade demands
of the city of Salem. Convict la
bor was also placed upon the
work of the building wher
ever available and safe. ly this
means the comparatively small ap
propriation from the Treasury of
50,000, the building was carried
forward to full completion of ex
terior walls ; nd roofing. This was
accomplishing much more than any
one, even the Commissioners them
selves, expected when the work
was begun. Having successfully
enclosed the entire building with
in the limited appropriation, the
question came up before the Com
missioners: "Shall the interior of
the prison be completed for the
reception of prisoners this season?"
The law authorized the completion
of so much of the permanent pris
on as the Commissioners should
deem necessary for the safe-keeping
of prisoners, and that they is
sue vouchers for work and materi
al. The power to complete the
the prison was especially given by
law, and now it was a question of
prudence and necessity. The old
prison was a wooden shanty with
wooden cells going to decay. It
was built eight or nine years ago
for temporary use only, and pro
visions were made by law at that
time lor the construction of a per
The necessity of a full comple
tion of the new prison was deem
ed absolute by the Commissioners.
In this decission they were sustain
ed by every judicious citizen with
out distinction of party, who ex
amind.the old prison.
In the work of completing the
new prison, a tier of brick base
ment ceils were erected through
out the wards; upon this tier is
a tier of iron cells, 44 m number.
! The purchase of these iron cells
was maae or Aiessrs iiawiey juooa
& Co., of Portland for vouchers as
law directs, to
of 2i,70O In the further
completion of the interior of the
prison, the following claims of pur
chase had to be made ; Lumber for
interior work, iron pipes for water
and steam, range tor kitchen, oil,
paints, asphaltum for floors, labor
of hkilied mechanics &c. The en
tire nrit-on will be completed ready
the admission of prisoners
within ten days from this writing,
and the entire cost of the work, in
vouchers, to this date is just $39,
Never was there a great public
or private work erected more econ
omically. All the contracts have
been made at the very lowest rates;
labor has been well put in ; no mis
takes or alterations have been
made, and the prison is first-class,
with all modern improvements.
This work is a standing honor to
its builders, and would cost at the
usual rates of public building at
least 250,000, . Vet u -e find pass
es like the (Jj'tfon i-m read- to man
ufacture and publish the grossest
of falsehoods for no other purpose
than to misguide its readers con
cerning our public affairs. Our
figures here given are from official
sources, open fur the information
of all who desire to be honest and
to promulgate the truth. And it
is a matter of astonishment to wit
ness the debassed condition of
Radical journalism which chooses
to fabricate lies rather than give
open record facts.
The Sf.if'jsivKiu yesterday morn
ing has a leader of lies on this sub
ject, and says irnTint? arc issued
far beyond appropriations. AYhy
not look at the public accounts,
and then state the facts? No war
rants are Issued above any of the
AYe wLVh to -.v
toll- with von and in this article
w;'"es or salary
You know that some laborers,
siivglo men, who do not earn over
l 50 a day, never owe any debts,
and save up at least -S100 a year;
while others who earn the same
waives, are always in debt and
save nothing. You all know mar
ried men who receive about 1 50
dav, who never
'e any debts,
i v, ho m ten years, own
house they live in : while others
who work with them at the same
wages, are always in debt, pay
rent all their lives, and never had
a home of their own. A on know
ho in a
own a home, out
save enough to start in business
for themselves ; while others who
work witli them at too same wages,
a i e
Iwavs m debt, and never get
gh ahead to purchase a home
own. r-o tone" as a man
is young a; id lias no sickness or
misfortune in his family, he can
get along, but from the fact that
Ik1 is liable to sickness and other
misfortunes, and may live until lie
is too old and fie
to work", it is
all important that he should guard
against contingencies. The reason
why so many men remain poor all
their lives, is because they never
lie suoject proper tnougni,
if they do, they never put
plans in operation. Perhaps
man in ten thousand,
jumps into a fortune by some
streak of good luck, while all the
others must make their fortunes in
the legitimate way. The laborer
who buys himself a home, buys it
with what lie stives; he must do
it in this way or go without. If
he never beirms to save
never have anything ahead. All
fortunes are saved, but the great
trouble is, the starting point is so
easy and trilling that they never
begin, but are waiting all their
lives for something better to turn
oppose a man saves 10 cents
a day or 00 cents a week, he will
0 at the
year, and 1,5(50 at the end of nif
ty years as principal, but with the
interest added he will have over
The man who commences at 21,
and saves 10 cents a day will have
0,000 at 71, which is all that he
will actually need at that age to
keep him the balance of his life.
No voting man should start on the
voyage of life without laying his
pla'ns to meet all the contingencies,
and it makes but little ditference
how small a scale he starts on. If
he commences by saving a mere
trifle, his natural anxiety to get
rich will stimulate him to greater
exertions as he grows older, and
experience will lead him to inde
pendence. If vou never begin to
save you will never have anything
saved, and when you begin to save
one, two or five cents a day, you
have started slowly but surely on
the road to fortune, and your
march will surely increase as you
grow older. We shall have more
to say on this subject. Xer Jrr
s: ' Jlcci a it. ic.
Thf Dffere?o'e. AY hen you I the Democrats, who never faltered
see a voun couple seated in the j in duty, and who were faithful to
centre of the pew in church, vou j every trust. All honor to them
can make up vour mind that thev j tkeir fidelity, and its grand re
are engaged or going to be; but suits. The Ku-Klux bill expired
when one is at "the end and the ; with the close of the session last
other at the foot of the pew, vou ! night, and the liberated South
can immediately determine that ! breathes freer. Let uz be -rato-thev
are married, I fuI &r this bking.
From the Washington Patriot, of June 12.
When the House of Representa
tives, met yesterday morning there
were evident signs of a precon
certed plan to pass the enforce
ment election scheme, by a resort
to sharp practice and another vio
lation of good faith. The Demo
crats, who held the fate of the bill
in their hands on Saturday, con
sented to an adjournment and a
committee of conference, with the
distinct understanding and assur
ance that the Senate would recede
from its obnoxious amendment.
Put the proceedings in the confer
ence on Sunday demonstrated a
purpose on the Radical side to
take an unfair advantage of the
situation, and to adhere to the in
iquitous project which had been
attached to the appropriation bill,
in direct defiance of a special and
self-imposed rule. When this in
tention was discovered the Demo
cratic conferees propeily withdrew
and refused to sign the report.
These proceedings excited deep
indignation, so that when the re
port of the conference was present
ed to the House, Judge Relley
rose in his place, and in a most
manly, able, and admirable speech,
denounced the design of depriv
ing the -minority of their rights,
and the attempt to force the pas
sage of the amendment as a fraud,
which he would never consent to
sanction. The Radicals were
startled by these bold and honor
able delarations, coming, as thev
did, from a recognized leader, who
had never faltered in his political
allegiance. Ami the effect was
heightened by a personal incident
which soon followed.
Air. Pingham attempted to break
the force of Judge Kel ley's ar
raignment by a bitter and shame
f til tirade against the Democratic
minority, whose conduct in vindi
cating their constitutional rights
lie assailed as "the inauguration of
treason in this hall, as disreputable,
as dishonorable, as unconstitution
al, and as damning as that treason
inaugurated twelve years ago by
the bayonet." As this gross ami
infamous libel was not rebuked by
the Speaker, General Morgan
branded it, with stirring emphasis,
as "a lie;" and added, "I cram the
lie down the throat of the member
from Ohio." The provocation was
great and the answer was stern.
This passage brought the House to
its sen-se, and let the majority un
derstand that if there were blows
lo give there would be also blows
to take. After these scenes the
conference report was recommitted
by a decided majority, and the
session prolonged until six o'clock.
The impression produced by the
incidents in the House told upon
the extremists in the Senate, who
desired either to coerce the minor
ity into submission or to compel
an extra session. At the first
meeting of the second conference
no agreement could be reached,
but it was subsequently discovered
that various Radical Senators, w ho
were interested in appropriations
that might be sacrificed by the
loss of the bill, weakened in their
allegiance. Air. Edmunds, who
had led the movement, then asked
for a mode of escape by which ap
pearances would be saved. The
amendment was thus emasculated
of its most offensive features, and
finally accepted. I he supervisors
of elections are nothing more than
mere witnesses, without power of
any kind, except to be present at
the polls, and with no authority
to summon a posse, to make ar
rests, or to require the aid of the
United States marshals. They do
not even make reports.
Although the principle involved
in this amendment, even- in its
present harmless form, is odious,
still a practical question was pre
sented to the minority, which in
duced them to prefer it to the al
ternative of an extra session, when
the Radicals would resume their
full power as a majority. The
two-thirds rule, which protected
the minority, expired yesterday,
and with it their ability to resist
successfully. After the experience
last spring, when the more moder
ate Republicans at first opposed
the Ku-K!ux bill, and finally yield
ed under the pressure of the Presi
dent, there can be no doubt that if
an extra session had been convened,
it never would have adjourned
without extending the Ku-Kbii:
act over the Presidential election,
and passing the civil rights and bay
onet bills as originally proposed.
To escape from these threatened
dangers is a great relief, and a
cause for rejoicing. The country
is indebted for this victory to the
i firm, patient, patriotic course of
California Democratic Platform.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the California, Demo
cratic Convention, which met in
San Francisco on the 19th of June:
1. That the best interest interest
of the nation requires a chauge in
the administration of the Govern
ment, and all good citizens should
disregard the prejudices and differ
ences of the past, and unite in one
grand effort to restore the Govern
ment to its origial purity.
2. That we earnestly condemn
and protest against the machina
tions, tyrannj', extravagance and
corruptions of the administration
of U. S. Grant, which for lobby
ing schemes and building up mon
opolies has no parallel in the his
tory of the country.
3. That we full' recognize the
patriotism and pure motives of the
Liberal Republicans, and trust that
such action may be taken at the
Baltimore Convention as will re
sult in the hearty co-operation of
all parties opposed to the present
Administration, and that we re
commend to the consideration of
the National Democratic Conven
tion the principles enunciated in
the platform of the Cincinnati Con
vention. 4. That having an abiding confi
deuce m the wisdom and patriot
ism of the Democratic National
Convention soon to be assembled
at Baltimore, we pledge ourselves
to give the nominees of that Con
vention a hearty support.
5. That we leave our delegates
to the National Convention free
and untrammeled, believing that
wise councils and devoted patriot
ism will govern their action.
The Radical Platform.
AYe alluded a few days ago to
the piece of patchwork called the
Philadelphia platform, that en
deavors to satisfy till classes of
people and which, aiming at uni
versal conciliation,lias proved a per
fect failure. It is the most congru
ous literary production that ever
appeared in print. AVe mentioned
who were the authors of the plat
form, and gave the principal ones
correctly, but we now learn that
there were more than we stated.
The additional ones are mention
ed in the JS'atlon, which states that
fourteen classes of dupes were aim
ed at and thus classified; 1. 3Ian.
2. Colored man. 3. Irishman. 4.
The German man. o. The Free
Trailer. G. The Protectionist. 7.
The States Rights Alan. 8. The
Centralizer. 9. The Capitalist.
10. The Laborer. 11. The Mod
erate Drinker. 12. Woman. 13.
Opponents of Female Suffrage.
14. The Advocates of Female .Suf
frage. This platform with all its
absurdities, was endorsed by Gen.
Grant in a very brief letter, which
has excited immense enthusiasm
among the Radicals, for it has been
boldly asserted that lie wrote it
How It is Doxe. I low convic
tions under the Ku Klux Act are
procured in the South may be seen
from the following item, which
we clip from the Petersburg (Va.)
A Witness Rewarded. The
chief witness for the government
in procuring the recent convictions
of some scores of citizens in South
Carolina upon charges of conspir
ing for political purposes, was W.
F. M, Williams. This witness
claimed to have been a chief of a
band which (he testified) comitted
murder and repeated acts of vio
lence for political purposes. lie
identified numbers of persons as
members of the band, who were
thereupon brought in guilty and
sentenced to the penitentiary.
Last week Williams was appoint
ed a deputy United States Marshal,
serving in the Beaufort (S. C.) dis
trict, The lndtx does not state wheth
er Mr. Deputy United States Alar
shal AYilliams was a delegate to
the Philadelphia Convention.
A Soul's Journey. There has
been much speculation on the ques
tion whether a man's soul ever
actually leaves his body during
sleep or at any other time before
death, but it is very rare that we
get any palpable evidence on the
mysterious enigma. There is a
story told in Louisville, however,
of a merchant in that city who,
while traveling in a sleeping car
in Mississippi, had a vivid experi
ence as of visiting his home and
seeing his wife and children asleep,
and noticing that .he eight day
clock had run down, he wound it
up and set it going. He then re
turned to his birth, which was rat
tling along at the rate of forty
miles an hour in the sleeping car,
saw his body distinctly, and re
suoied his place within its well
fitting encasement. On writing to
his wife about it he learned that
the clock had been mysteriously
wound up on the eight of his spir
James Gould of Albany, claims
to have made the first railroad cars
in this country, at Albany, in 1831.
At Forsyty, Ontario, some ras
cal has twice destroyed the church
organ, not favoring the innova
tion. Our great lakes swallowed up
one hundred and nineteen 1i"s and
ten million dollars' wo. a of prop
erty last year.
Colfax has long sought to bring
public life to an end. It has at.
b?st come upon a wax end at Phil
adelphia. If AATIson is elected vice p res
ident lie will not be continually re
tiring as Colfax was. He will
stick to the last.
The population of Great Britian
is placed at 31,000,000, that of
France at 3 7,000,000,and of Russia
as high as 70,000,000.
A. T. Stewart had his entire es
tablishment, consisting of 800 per
sons, vaccinated a few days ago,
by the health department Inspect
The Radical ticket has been re
vamped at Philadelphia. It was
half soled before. Those who bet
on it will be awl soled in Novem
ber. The fishermen say the trout
brooks in the vicinity of New Ha
ven were frozen down so deep the
past winter that there was no wa
ter left; and many of that delicious
fish were frozen to death.
"Mrs. AIcffix'," said a visitor,
"Emily has your features, but I
think she has her father's hair."
"Oh, now I see," said the dear lil-f
tie Emma, "it's because I have
father's hair that he has got to
wear a wig."
A lady who has a pretty hand
is anxious to learn whether people
are more liable than common to
"burn their fingers" If they hap
pen to be taper ones. AYe cannot
sav, but we have advised her not
to let a spark get at them.
A drunken Irishman, on being
told that his intemperate habits
would soon make his poor wife a
widow, was quite affected, and ex
claimed : "Och, faith ! it ud make
me the wretchedest man in the
wur-rld to live to see Airs. Cooiui
a widder !"
A curious freak of nature is to be
seen at the Pittsburgh bolt works.
There is a man working in that es
tablishment named George Par
sons, thirty years of age, who had
his front teeth extracted sometime,
ago, and he is now cutting a full
set in their place.
"I hcv allurs observed that a
whinin dog is sure to get lickt in a
fight. No cur of well reggerlated
morals kan resist the temptation to0
oite a cowardly purp that tries to
sneak of with his tale between his
legs. The whinin bizness man is
just so. A good ringing bark in
wuth more to put greenbax in a
man's pocket than forty-two years
of whinin." Josh Hillings.
A juvenile Barnum at Virginia
City, Nevada, recently painted up
his little brother as a Sioux, and
was doing a thriving business, cx
hibiting him as a captured son of
"Spotted Tail," at twenty-five cents
a ticket, when the mother appeared
among the patrons of the show,
recognized the features of her off
spring through the red ochre and
put a sudden end to the exhibition.
The manager of the enterprise was
nine vears old.
A peculiar case of destitution
was that of a New York shoe-'
maker, who was arrested for steal
ing cloth wherewith to purchase
food, On going to his home the
police found eight miserable clad
children, one -only thirteen weeks
old, five of whom were recovering
from the scarlet fever. The case
was made public, subscriptions
were raised, the children distribut
ed to homes or places of employ
meat, and a shop was fitted for the
A AATdow to Beware Oi- A
lady of tin's city has recently e
penenced the "Death do us part"
with her seventh husband, and she
is now afresh and charming widow
of 34. She vfas first married in
1855, at the age of 17; and her
husband died two years afterward.
She married her second husband iu
1859, who lived but six months
after the marriage. She married
again in 1801, and her husband en
listed and was killed in an action
in ATrginis. During the war she
married twice, and both of these
husbands were killed. In I860
she married again and the hus
band died in 1867. In 1870 she
was again in the oft trodden path
way to the altar, and about two
months ago she returned from the
well tracked pathway to her hus
Y?r. tr.mK Her experience oi
mankind ought to be valuable.