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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1872.
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jc llUekhj Enterprise.
A DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
Cu3inessMan, the Farmer
Jd the FAMILY CIRCLE.
MStKO KTEKY FRIDAY CY
EDITOR AND rilBUSHEK.
OFFICE lo Dr.Thess-ng'aBrkk Buildin;,'
TERMS of SUDSC H1PTIOX: q
Piajlr Copy one year, in advance, $2 50
TEH MS of A l VERTISIXG :
Trtfient al vertisemont-e, including all
le-al noti.es, -i s.p of 12 lines, 1 w.$
Tar eeh mib-equciii inMiu. .
One iMmtin, one J'ear
fUlf " "
, .$120 i0
(I mrter ' '
Basinets Crd. 1 square one year 12
el- Re-nit tanre to be made at the risk rf
Subttrtbeit, and at the excuse of Agents.
BOOh' A.XD JOB PRIXTIXG.
f jj- Th Knt.erprise ofle.-e U supplied with
b,.iifjl. approved styles of type, rd mod
e's -A 'J:II VW MtKSSKS. which wfTl enable
t"ie I'roprielor to lo .Lb Piinting at all times
.Sent, Q'lick and Chrap !
tr Work solicited.
A'l Buineis tr.ms tctionx upon a Sprctjf) 'T (-.
JL W ATKINS, M. I).,
' Sl'Itf. riOK. Point. ani. Oukc n.
OFFICX OAA Fellows' Temple, corner
F.rst.imi VI hr -treets KeMoeuce corner of
Mitn and Seventh stieets.
Y7. F. HIGHFIELD,
F.t..l!i-he.l sinc e 149, at the oM stand,
Miin Street, Orison City, Oregon.
An A'irliucntol v ati:es . a r
elrv. and Srt'.i Thomas" Yv.-ieht
Ole-ks, ah of which are warranted
to lie a- represented.
IIe"a':inirs done on short notice,
ind thankful for past favors.
M I Kill A L MILLS.
Savior, LaPbCqne & Co., " -
K-ep constantly on ha'.d foi si.!e
M dun, Uian an. 4 I'locken ,Feed Par'ir".
pai c!irt. n 5 i-.-d niu-t lnmi-h rht' n k?.
EH 3. WHLCII Ci
OFFI :: lii Od-1 r . I'.. w' Ti'i: I 't eorner
of First and Al it r Street-, Fuirlai i!.
T if p.itr:t.4-- oi' tho-e li.-.ir:nr superior
npent.'ii.is i-in special ie-e-f. . i n.-ox-d
or the pai.it.-s extraction f Ui Hi.
:..--A-u.:oi;il t.-etli '.jet'f r than tl.e U.Kt,'
jlrj I f r'l.-.i) .t:- .'..f ;p7.
Will Ik- hi Oregon City or. Saturdays.
Nov. ": f
oi -j IU.KI M S f?L !I.l)l.N.. t t'K.N-
:-r Fii stand Wa!iingtnn St., 1'ortiaioJ.
iuuin ( x de adinit:isti-red. ir.l,.
JOHN M. HACON,
Importer and Healer in
STATh I'.il V. r;:i:i-TMi:RY. Ac, Ac.'
Q.-"gt,n City, Oregon.
At Ch :i-t'i in $ l't:rne' aid staml.latrlyoe-
euo-ed by . A -.'.;;. in,
S. HCKL1T. CHA.. WAfcHES
Attorneys at Lav,
omrseii a rw.x's nines, main- stkf.et,
oni'.r.oy city, o::r.aox.
F. BARCLAY, R, G. S.
rorTa.-Ky Surgeon to tfcar Hon. II. J. Co.
31 Ynirii Eiporlf nff.
I'R.VCTICINt:; TUYSICIAN AND Strr.GEON',
Main Srrrt, Ori7;nn Hy,
Gtoro to Rent.
TIIF.STOKF. noi'SF. FORMKUI.YOCfU
pie.l l.y Kafk a, on Iioe.k CreekTl 2 miles
frorA Aurora, itiat.-l at a line point for
country trading pot ; can be had on very
roa .naiile tt-rtii. Tids is a desirably pom't
a m m with small capital to go iulo bitsi-
EaT tirp rf JOHNSON A- McCOWN,
Jiily2 ;tf.J Oregon Citv, Oregon.
'WEALTH AND HEALTH 121
Good Cable Screw Wire
ROOTS AXD SHOES.
ttfil not Lr.ik anJ Last Twfre r.s Lonrf
J O H NSO fTti'sYIcCO W N
ATTORNEYS d COI'XSELfiRS AT-LAYY
OltEGON CITY, 0IIEG0II.
n.i.pRACTicr: in all the courts
f the Stato.
,r -;pcia! attention given to cases in the
S. I.an.l OHire at Oregon Citv.
OTAP.V I'CRLTCKNTERIT.ISi: OFFICE
Orc-oa Cty. Jati lS:tt
sj! -4--. (JiQn r-or.'.av! Airer.'s wanted ! Ail
S-'V LU kpjU clap of workin? people.
a r.rr-x, youn or old. make more laon-T
f.,r us in tii"-r iyi.iT mntnen's. or ail the
n' than anrthiu I'artirularnree.
't. Sfin.-.S-. ,v Co., 1'oi-tlan.l. Mabiw.A'
r r- pr r2 P
r.ElXV y MIJMA BY A. O. T.
To tby reply ".stern"' sister Autumn. 7-"
I answer once afrain;
I love thy sister "Summer's" rnv
Ami lu-r wsirbling birds' sweet9? train;
I loe lair f-ister ipi iti's sweet lowers,
For they are anirels thoughts
To orres.oiHl. matei ialized.
With love with beatily fraught.
I love "hp l)oantooiis forest trees, ''J
Array M in n:int!s preen ; '
I love to hear the Sheets' hum
Songs to their floral queen.
Hut when on this earth, thy step descends.
And thy breath, us a zephyr doth ride
On ti e wir,r? ot the nun n.us'bers thee hvre.
And by nature's sweet gems thouYt
Then o'er tb bright flowers a shadow is
And httsh'd are the warbtinps of birds;
Mine are the insects a poi rowlul day
When lirt they hear thy cold words.
In yiy CJarden of I!.rev lily once grew,
1 .saw it when us-Lei'd by Spring;
To me 'twas a cLarin ot much beauty and
Of its loveliness rare would I sing.
Fair lister "Summer" inaiured with eite.
The g. in that she knew w as n lov'd.
And shed tier must genial and wannest of
O'er my pa!h.a?in the "Garden"' I rov'd.
Thus happy; my lot by thee was as-!l-d.
And as by the "Garden" l!;mi passed;
Thou waitesl a bfi-aih the lily was seared.
And lien. bled beneath thy cold blast.
One mo:uli:g 1 walk d in lue - pathway"
The leaves of the trers were spread
J i-r Hie ground the swter "jiii- wept.
Thy coiigeuled breath tears; my liiy
Yet slill tlnm art beautifully fair, sister
Though thy garments are e'en sombre
And I '.Ir.iik thou sorrowesf equ-illy ?o.
At ihy 'mission." so fia'ighi wiiti decay.
Tis trno -;hal thy moon is so Miverv hi iht
c liens i!s rjs, as our uigin clouds are
Ty its sigh; i!n u
As it sl.i ouds
t back on
the d.-ad forms with its
Ac. a 'A-.'in
eatiiest a lesson, "ti tbt of the
Where all tuns' most certainly lie:
That tlie treasures of e.u;ii we worship
Like the flower.-?. must wither and die.
5i-opcrty of Orc.o::
T't'.e oi-ii sivon is lurii:-!:
lis Iv coa.'i-
stiinmary ot me asses.-m
ties from the
he Secretary oi
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The following is a general nummary oT
tl.e taxable property of tin- State lor each
year from Isis to 1S71 inclu-ive :
ISiJ.'i ?L'f.,S72.7f2 21
li- (.; 2.") ..'(it).:; 12 t;;;
1s t, 7 23 :).. i r." 7."
2 t.lsl-.CCli l.
u) !M t.i;;l 4 7
it;. 7 ii.si;2
is;y 2(i.!ti!i.i)7 7."
Is7t) 2!) ;s7.S l(i 2".
L7l LTM.ijy To
COMIWI'.tSONS with 1ST I,
The total increase of assessable value
over last year is only :?2. 12S.!M;:) 02. Ot
this, we find that Multnomah county alone,
returns an increase of tfd.17S.7uu, or near
ly one hall of the aggregate increase of
the State. A comparison by counties will
serve to show tl.e inequalit ies of assess
ments: benton. decrense from IsTl.. ..tf 2!.o7s
linker, increase ,. I f '.." t 1
Clackamas, decrease J 'ICS
Ct-lr.intjia. decrease . 22.2.10
Clatsop, decrease III. 7.17
Curry, increase ",'J 40
Coo. 'increase 2.22
Douglas, inctease -If)". !'.."
(Iran!, increase 10l.l2o
J uck.-on. decrease. . . . ........ 1) 42S
.Josephine, increase 20, ''!
Linn, increase ,....().... 3.t;.1.1
Lane, increase ;"40 M7
Marion. d"crease 2.'J.T32
.Multnomah, increase l.lT.S.ToO
l'olk. decrease IKtCST
Tillamook, increase 2.1.4S 1
Umatilla, decrei.se .!). (itil
I'nion. increase , S-' 1.1N : 1 1
Waco. increase f.o.Tsj
Washington, increase 24:5 0T.1
Yamhill, increase loj.fchl
The vote in the Electoral Col
lege of Tennessee was cast for Thos.
A. Hendricks, of Indiana for Pres
ident, and 1. Gratz Iirown lor Vice
President. The vote of Arkansas v as cast
for Grant and Wilson, (t'he He
publican majority in that State was
between three and four thousand.
The vote of Maryland was given
to Hendricks and IJrown
T.fee vote in the Georgia College
stood: For President, 1. Gratz
Drown, 6; Horace Greeley, 3;
Charles Jenkins of Georgia, 2.
Vice-President, Brown, 5; -. II
Calquit of Georgia, 5; N. 1. Banks,
Fred. Douglass was chosen mes
senger to carry tlie vote of New
York to Washington.
liunning in Uebt.
Every l)odv knows the irrc.it
p.csMire winch lias existed ot late
wi muiicj , iiiM.i wiiicn nas se:iictiy
aoau-a at all. it. very hoiiy who
has lonir standinir accounts to set-
tie the first of the year, lvmeni-
ters out too well the pressure at
that period, wlien bills and claims
ami ;ayinents ot various kinds
neve? fait to present themselves in
long array all of wjiich have to
he met or arranged, paid or put olf
according to the ability or dispo
sition of the debtor. 3Ianv an
aching heart at that time beat un
der the outward appearance of en
joyment, while the phantoms ot be made valuable and pleasant as
unj&tid bills loomed through all gotQ orchards and ornamental
thucijnoney making and seasoned j trees and shrubs around the dwell
with bitterness the most Oelicate j ing. (7jIow much better to invest
morsel. No right minded man : thus than to build a lare, showv,
will remain a moment longer in costly iioase, containing more room
debt than he has the mentis to pay. thau'is needed for the use of the
There is nothing that makes a man, ! family, as is someiinn s done,
if he has moral feeling, more con- 3.1uc!i has been written in regard
ii-iiinauic mi in own r t's man
owing money when lie cannot pay
it. He feels that he is in a false
position; that instead of ranking j towns, and 9thers in thickly set
v.ith the respectable portio.li of so- j tied neighborhoods, but even those
ciety he ought to take hi.tr position i who have no near neighbors can
with the meanest classes for he is
.1." . -1 T t 1 I
wattving a won r, uixter iaisc colors
in ot hero people's clothes, feeding
surreptitiously from other people's
tables, living in houses, lodging,
and using furniture that do not be
long to him, and that if he were
to act like an honest man and pay
for what he has, he mut dress less,
eat plainer food, and dwell in back
streets; he would then be a far more
respectable man than the scamp
who wilfully incurs debts which at
the time he knows he cannot pav.
3Ia:iy an honest, man is brought
into untold embarrassments by an
extravagant, and thoughtless fam
ily, and by tin.- pernicious system of
long creoit given lv retai
chants. It is absurd for retailers
to open accounts with customers
at a longer credit than they can
obtain themselves. Yet this is
done in this country to a frightful
extent, and it accouts more
than anything else will do, for the t
pcrpcty.a! embarrassment in which j
small traders are involved. Tu-v
give too much and too long credit, j
they m many cases induce'
ind daughters to run up
bills that would not have been
thought of, but for the bland tones
of the merchant, assuring
that "it will all be it;.t'.
your convenience, t'ec." We have
known instances where goods have
been ordered to be sent home with
the bill, to be paid for on tl.0r de
livery at the house, and t ITey have
been h-ft without the carrier wait
ing to receive the mony ; a meth
od used to induce the customer to
open an account. That many a
woman has involved herself in
trouble and her husband in debt,
for listening to the solicitation of
dealers to ''get whatsoever she
wants ami not trouble herself about
sefrling at present,," this is a fact,
and in nine cases out of ten where
this class of merchants lose by the
wives and daughters, they them
selves are to blame, having urged
them on run up bills far beyond
the ability of their fathers or hus
bands to pay. An account once
opened is nit likely to soon "be
closed; it is so easy to find an im
mediate want for a thousand tilings
that, woui not. s!rgest themselves
if the money had to be paid at the
I ill t'( 1 I l
A t hits the account
tude that w
a sum of such magni
hen the bill is present-
cd. at the end ot vix months or
year, the famil stand aghast, at
ihe enormity of the figures. Then
commences the dunning the put
ting off, the thousand an'3 one ex
cuses, harsh words bet ween ""husg
band and wife, father and daugh
ters, and finally, a law suit a:;d ex
There are persons
W i I (K AV Ml I
, O . 1
abundant means, pay their bills
reluctantly, ungraciously, carping
at every im, grumbling about
large profits, and how much cheap
er things can be bought hereOnnd
better ther w ho hiy-laim to dis
count after taking stiyeral months
credit, though the agreement at
the, time wasv
tor rea.lv money.
Thisdcscription of debtors is the
most insolvent ot any on earth.
Thev know they can pay, but
would as soon lose one of their
teeth as give a check on their bank.
ri)This system of buying on credit
W increasing, ruinous as it has
been proved to be to both dealer
and customer, ami until it be abojg
isheil, the same extravagance will
i. w.'ntbiiu-d in families that would
,,!-,,. to tire l'1''11 J.''"n '
payment were c.;i. t
will occur among that '1:lss. OI ;
dealers who lor the sake ot naing ;
a large and respectable custom,
charge to the account ot this one
and that one, until but a smail
amount comparativelv, ot ready ,
inotify flows in, and finally, unable
to meet their own obligations rum
stares them in $"e face.
Do not commence the NewYear
in debt,g? the printer.
To 3Iake Farmer I5omes Pleasant.
(iThe 12nral Alabamian "ives flip
i lollowinir valiiahle Essav on the
i MH'iiti i -ii.ikiiiij 1' :ll'iTJcrs
ilomcs i'lt asant'lrom tlie pen of
Prof. b. I. liucRley, of Austin,
J Texas. These sentiments v, e en
j !orse Inlly, and hope our Farmer
in Oregon, many of Um who
i have long neglected to "Im
prove the Homestead." will take a
lesson froirPthis excellent letter.
The season has come for plant
ing trees and sh'iibs for fruit and 1
ornamental purposes, nor do we
know any means attended with so
little expense by which a home can
: to t ne isolation aim loneliness or a
I f irmer s life, but al! farmers arc
not thus isolatei
I ; st
ne are near
J have pleasant homos, dwellings,
! ... 1 1 -1 . "
comionaoie ana etui veiiicnt, rooms
well furnished, a piano and other
instruments oflmusic, a good libra
iw, and some choice paintings and
engravings; also a chess boa'YL.to
occasionally while away the long
evenings wii n cness, oralis, or oack
gammon. Such a home surround
ed with fruits and ilowers, and the
means to make most-children hap
py anl contented, and of course
the heads of the family will also
rejoice amid the many comforts,
and blessings by which they are
A few years ago we spent a
night at the house uf a gentleman.
fin Western Tex a thus furnished.
The daughter and mother were
both excellent pir isisls, both spoke
three "languages (French, German
j and English), yet in their manners
they wire simple and umvilected.
all were happy ,:md desirous' of
contributing to the enjoyment of
the home circle. . .Tne head of the
family alluded tot heir r isolation
said that njauy of his friends had
o'ten asked him why he chose to
live tints, but he added: you sec
our place and its surroundings; we
not lonely; we have abundant
I means of enjoyment ; besides, we
often receive visits trom list:Htt
friends, and those from cities gen
erally regret the necessity of st ai l
ing for home, at ihe end of the
visit. This man had an income of
more tfean ten thousand dollars a
year a fortune ample sueient to
live where he pleased ; he had liv
ed in Paris, New York, and New
Orleans, but preferred his home in
Western Texas. His name was
G. W. Kendall, forn-.eily one of
the proprieties of the New Orleans
7 Vev.yo.''. At the time of his
death, a few years ago, he had out
of the largest and finest
sheep in the entire South.
1 1 tint ing and fishing are occasion
ally resented lo with great .est to
enliven the leisure days of farmers
and farmers' children. Natunil
science in its various branched
should be understood by planters
ami taught to their children, and
nothing will contribute more to the
njoylnt nt than such studies A
knowledge of botany will increase
pleasure derived from the cul-
ture ot fruit am
more satisfactory the
tillage or tne sod : especially is
that branch of geology relating to
soils, and connected with agricul
tural chemistry, use
With a suitable
nrouer surrc-uniiings, the chiiun n
i i i
ot t ne banners and planters oi t;rt
South will rarely fail to prefer 'pdlls facing theunset, in the hap
their avocation "to any ot her. P3" time before ills e!deQ,$gy be
They will not long or desire to be
come doctors, lawyers, or mer
chants, and live in cities and towns.
The professions are already too
crowded, so mtfch so that a large
majority- of professional men find
it diflieiilt and some cannot sup
port their families in cities and
towns. Other lawyers and doc-j
tots are so poor, and remain so I
that they are never
marry and upiovt a famil v. and '
so thev live the miserable cheerless :
lives of old bachelors.
The farmer's life can be ma-do
the most pleasant ami combine
more means of true enjoyment than
that of any other pursuit. It is
the most healthy of avocations, for
statistics prove that farmers as a
j.rol'jssion 1 1,-Tt i. ttiose who own j
hie: h vo uti.Tr I bon ntn hoi" I
excluding the common j
laborer on the farm. This is ac- j
on the tarni. i ins is ac-
(.ounte( f,)r l,v the superior in! el- i
couuieu "y i.. I-..j....M ,.v.- j
Vlcuvc cf the landholder causing j
llim tf evcr enov the labor of the ;
f;irnu en"ivenel by the sight of the j
.oxvjnr- crops and fruits. Farm- i
i,r (.an j,;lV(. long and happy lives,
and as one great means ot accom- ;
iilisliin-r tins, let them plant liber- -
ign v both fruit and ornamental trees ,
' aiid shrubs. Fruits by all means, '
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
for they are also ornamental.
There aie few sights more pleasing
around a dwelling-than trees load
ed with ripe fruit. Select trres
from a reliable Southern nursery
and take good earo of them, and
none v.-ho do ko will regret the la
bor and expense. Good fruits
during the year will aid much in
making the wife and children hap
py and contented
CYYe have always believed in
Adam. We have looked upon him
as one to whom mankind has been
under peculiar obligations. Staticl
ing by the side of Eve as tht first
married man, dressed in a stmp
tuous bear skin, heoippears to us,
as w e look backward through the
dimista of the centuries upon jim,
as a person indispensable to th fu
ture of his race. Certain phioso
phers would try to make us believe
that that majestic -figure is a mon
key; and sometime the resub of
human events, elections for inst:.nce
seem unaccountable, except unon
the Darwinian hypothesis. Iut
we hold that the mail who wothl
reflect upon the dear departed in
such an ungrateful wav does not
deserve the sympathies of his kind;
as for ourselves, we intend to nail
our fig Ie:lfto the mast and cling
to the old Adam. "What he knew
about farming served him in good
stead in the hour of hi., disappoint
ment, and, though overmuch given
to lykig in the shade and munch
ing apples, we know that when he
found himself one morning on the
wvong side of a certain garden gate
he indulged in no unmanly repin
ings he neither whimpered over
his fate, nor made faces or shook
his list at the guardian of the for
feited premise's, but diligently set
himself to work to develop the or
dinary crab into the New York
There arc certain times w hen wc
like to withdraw our minds from
the turmoil of the present age and
dwell upon the character of this
grand old patriarch. Somctiims
even when our desk may be covQ'
ed with hat accounts lost, on the
"election, ve gel to thinking on
Adam, and don't care how big the
Liberal muionty is m New 1
election bets, or anything else, ex
cept the graft:- in his orchard. He
had no mother-in-law, and his wife
never bothered him, tut 1
th her mil-
liner's bill, lie had a natural an
tipathy to snakes, but he w as ntvera
worried over missing shirt buttons.
lie never supported an unsuc
cessful candidate for President,
and saw his hopes of a scat in the
Cabinet grow dimmer and dimmer
as the reports came in. Nor were
liis cars deafened and his feelings
hurt by the boomusg of the cannon
of the Radical party over at New
Albany. Neither did he receive
the ironical and malicious congnjt
uiationMf his neighbors the morn-
flocks of11.- after the election on the forli-
tude with which he bore up under
adverse news. His eyes were
iiovefjofiendcd by cfrUving roosters
and flaunting banners of his oppo
nents; for, barring his one unfortu
nate speculation in fruit under
takeji at tl.e instance of his Sleep
ing partner when the devil made
a coruei'Qin apples his life was
eminently a success.
To be sure, he never had the
proud consciousfSss of having es
tablished principles that 1(g) knew
would ultimately wii) in spite of
the influence of a hostile adminis
tration that for a while brought
inevitable defeat. ,npon him; nor
did he have the pleasure of s-iug
the old party lines of ignorance
broken in fragments
ami disappearing before ids vigor
ous assaults; but as he sat upon the
gan to be fast and run round w ith
strange women from the "land of
Nol, he could watch his shooting
st-ions with out a care, nor trouble
himself with the future of his oil
spring. He stands for us as the grand
examplar of success, and a? we
hear the noise of unsympathetic
thousands shouting over empty
victories, and smell the 1 tunes of
fa'der burnt in honor of a fit ful
ami ephemeral triumph, our
thoughts go back C'UO years or
more to an old Adam, ld then
'"Not a wave of trouble rolls
across the peaceful breast." Cour
A Domestic I.npuuv. About
two thousand dollars worth of
,J1:1.jt. llt 01 ( stat'riTtinH'nt hi tlio
i t i"
lin Io Unvn hX Realsburgh, Sonoma
,.,. r- o,t ,i.,,t rm
""- ci'v.ni, v ,wy pel
month is paid to the employes
Inostiv yvomen and o-",ris. 'Phis
ijuie 'industry is therefore quite a
lu.lpful thing to a small town,
paid to the employes,
It is reported that Mayor Hall
'ill assume the editorial chair of,,
the IL rlUn January 1st, as Ben
"ett wilt shortly leave on a two
years Euro-tan trip.
What is it? A storm-cloud with
a sunbeam tinging its edge, a smile,
wreckeyl and afloat upon a waste
of tears; a ruby in a cup of poison;
a skeleton swinging in space; then
a grave. JJeyond it is mystery,
an expanse ot infinity quiet is the
tomb. The mind goes out into its
shadow' realms to get a glimpse
of it, and returns, wearied and bro
ken, without a single leaf to tell
what lies beyond. The sun hath
no cabalistics thai treat of the
scenes that take place there. The
crescent rounds the earth, plowing
through the stars, and it trives no
murmurs to treat of the expanse
where spirits go. Upon the bat
tlements of the sky, sentinel tars
challenge each other and pass on
in thch' beat and yet they send
down to earth riot an echo of what
shall be; the lightning stretches its
thread of lire across the mists of
of space, and still gives no in
sight into the dim aisles that must
be alive with mortals of some or
der. Til ere is no ladder that lead
the eve or the feet Howards: no
promenade for the mind in the cir
cles of the wonderful unknown.
We gather about the bedside where
the pilgrim is resting, just prepar
ing lo launch into the scalhat has
no shore to us. lie smiles, and
his spirit passes on, there was no
sound from his lips to tell us what
Patinos vision greeted his eyes,
or how many thousand harpers
struck the key note of the choir of
heaven and seut its reverberations
ringing through hi ears. We
send up our prayers fresh from the
soul, sprinkled with the dews of
the holiest. faith, and in due season
they return bearing upon their
pinions the sunlight of the great
City of the Great King. Eut why
or how? The Sphynx is silent as
it looks over the tracks of time, and
refuses to solve the enigma. Alis-
A Or Axon tc4x Civil- Service
Kui OK-ir. The Postmaster at Cov
ington, Ky., Mr. Jesse 1J. Grant,
father of the President... The spe
cial agent in charge is Mr. Shad ford
Easton. There has beena conflict
of authority between the two,
which culminated yesterday in an
affray. T.Ir. Easton, who is
paratively a young man, turning
Mr. Grant, who is old and partially
Lparalyzed, out of the ofliee bv forct
tuently Air. iaston peremp
torily resigned his ofliee. It is evi
dent that here is a fin? fiehPfor
civil service reform. While it
would have been more becoming
in Mr. Kaston to have resigned
without the preliminary act, the
public service would probably not
suiter by an entire change in the
ft j'.-tontiti of the . Covington Post
Ofiice.Gflice-holdingN relatives are
troublesome to a President. JVew
1"orA' I L. rah I. q
J I FF K M IN AT E M E X.
inate man, savs the J'lquro, is a
weak poultice. He is a cross be
tween table beer sj,d ginger pop,
with the cork leftout; a fresh
water mermaid found in a cow
pasture, with her hands filled with
dandelions. He is a teacup full
of syllabub; a kitten in trowscrs;
a sick monkey with a black mous
tache. He is a vine withouFanv
teiltills; a fly drowned in oil; a
kite' in a dead calm. He
lives like a butterfly, nobody can
tell who. He is as harmless as a
pennyworth of sugar
as useless as a shirt button without
a hole. He is as lazy as a slug,
;ixid has no more hope than a last
year's Summer -fly. He goes
t Igor. gig) life on tiptoe, and dies like
cologne water srSlled over the
iVi.oon ii:;i.Nix;. Hon. rras
ttiSvjL'ornirlg died not long since,
at Albany, worth nearly ten mil
lion dollars. He came to the city
in early boyhood, poor and friend
less, seeking employment. Apply
ing at a store for work of some
kind, the merchant thought him
too young and small for service.
" hy my little boy," said he,
What can you do?"
"Can do whats)I am bid, sill"
(avast he prompt reply.
That reply secured him a place,
amfethat spirit ma?e him a favor
ite with his employer, and assured
sttidy promotion. Auy young
man w ho is ready for hard work
and attends to his duty promptly
and wit thoroughness, may hope
to succeed. Idlers and shiikersf
whose aim is to do as little as pos
sible, have a hard road to travel.
F. Furlong, ex-Superintendent
of Schools of Santa Clara county,
has been engaged for some months
past in teaching school in the Pio
neer District, a few miles from San
Jose. lie ha been obliged to
leave that vicinity for outrages on
) S. N. I 'ike,- a well-known mer
chant, formerly of Cincinnati, died
trijddenly in his ofliee in New York,
QU the 7th in?t. of apoplexy.
Names of the States.
The following has started around:
There is much that is interesting
in the study and origin of the
names of the States of the Uuion
as they are derived from a variety
of sources. To begin in the geo
graphical order, we first have
Maine, which takes its name front
the province of Maine, in France,
and was so called in comp'imeiit
to tlie Queenof Ckarles I., Henri
etta, who owned that province.
New Hampshire, first called La
conia, from Hampshire England..
Vermont from the Green Moun
tains (French, vcrdmont). Massa
chusetts, fromthe Indian languae,
signifying "the country about the
great "hili." Phode Island gets ita
name from the fancied resemblance
of the island to that of Rhodea, in
the ancient Levant. Connecticut's
name was Mohcgan, spelled origi
nally Quon-eh-ta-cut, signifying "a
long river."' New York was so
named as a cnplinnnt to the
Duke of York, whose brother,
Charles IT., granted him that ter
ritory. New" Jersey was named
by oue of its original proprietors.
Sir George Carteret, after the Island,
of Jersey, in the IJritish Channef,
of which he was Governor. Penn-
sylvanta, as is generally known,
took its name from .William Penn
the word "sylvania" meaning
woods. Delaware derived' its
name from Thomas West, Lord
Delaware, Governor of Virginia.
Maryland received its name from
the Queen of Charles III., Henri
etta Marie. jrgmia got its name
from Queen Elizabeth, the unmar
ried or virgin queen. The Caro
linas Stye re named in honor of
Charles II., and Georgia in honor
of George II. Florida "gets its
name from Paquas de Flores or
'"Feast of Flowers." Alabama,
comes from a Greek word signify
ing '"Tho Land of Rest." Missis
sippi derives its name from that of
the great river, and is in the
Natchez totigue "The Father of
Waters." Louisiana was so named
in honor of Louis XIV. Arkansas
is derived from the Indian word
Kansas, "smoky water," with the
French prefix of Ark, a
Tennessee is an Indian
LJl r T .
meaning "the river with the big
bend." Kentucky js also an Indian
name, "Kaintuckee," signifying "at
the head of the river." Ohio, the
Shawnee name for The Beautiful
River." Michigan's name was de
lived from the lake, the ludian
name for a fish weir trap, which
the shape of the lake suggested.
Indiana's name comes from that of
the Indians. Illinois' name isde-
rived from the Indian word iflim,
"men," and the French snflix "ois,"
making it ""tribe or men." Wis
consin's name is said to be the In
dian one for a wild rushing chan
jiel. Missouri's name is also an
Indian one efor mudd, 'having
reference to the muddiness of the
Missouri piver. b Kansas is the In
dian name for smoky water. The
derivation of the names of Nevada
and Nebraska is not known. Iowa
signifies in the Indiam, language ;
the drowsy ones, and Minnesota
cloudy water. The origin of Cali
fornia is uncertain. Oregon, ac
cording to some comes from Ore
gana, the Indian name of a wild
maijoram, which grows abundant
lou the'acific coast, and accord
ing" to others, from Oregon "The
river of the West " Qn allusion to
the Columbia river. West Virgin
ia gets its name from having been
formed from the western portion
of" Old Virginia.
Teach the .Women to Save.
There's the secret! A saving wo
man at the head of the family is
the very best saving bank est a li
lishment one receiving deposits
daily and. hourly, with no costly
macliHierv to manage it. The idea,
of saving is a pleasant one, and. if
the women would imbibe it at
once, and would cultivate ami. ad
here to it. they would be laying
the foundation cf a competent se
curity in a stormy time, and. shel
ter in a rainy day. s The woman
who sees to her own house has a
large field to save in. The best
way lo make her comprehend it, is
to keep an account of all current
expenses. Probably not one. in
ten has an idea how much are the
expenditures- of herself and family.
Where from one to two thousand
dollars are expended annuallyjhere
is a chance to save something if
the eflot t is made. Let the house
wife take the idea and act upon it,
and she will save' many dollars
perhaps hundreds where before
she thought it impossible. This
is a duty, not a prompting of ava
rice, but a moral obligation that
rests upon the woman as well as
Texas returns an unbroken Dem
ocratic delegation to Congress: A.
II. Willie of Galveston, and R. Q.
Mills of Navarro, for the State at
Laro-e: W. S. Ilerdon, first district;
V. I. .McLean, second nisinci; j-.
C. Giddings, third district and
'John Uanc-ek, fourth