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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1873.
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1 DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
Dusincss Man, the Farmer
And the FAMILY CIRCLE.
KltED EVERY FUID.VY BY
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
OFFICE la Dr. Thessing's Brick Building
TERMS of SUBSLRIPTIOX:
Siagle Copy oe year, in advance,.
TER MS of AV YE R TISIXG '
TrtttMcnt advertisement, including all
lesal notice. tq. or 12 lines, 1 w 2 50
For edch absequentin-ertion 1 0
One Column, one-year "0
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Businei Crd, 1 square one year U
m &T R'Mittance tt be mailt at th risk of
Subicribert, and at the rpense of Agent.
BOOK A.D JOB rMXTIXG.
tra- The Enterprise office in supplied with
beastiful. approved styles or type, and mod
era 1 AC HIVE PrtKSSK. which will enable
OtHe Proprietor to do Jb lMnting at all times
O " Stat, Quick and Cheap !
All Jtimintis tranaction vfon a Specie basts.
II. W ATKINS, M. D , q
SUHn EON. Portlano, Oiu:cn.
OFFICltOAi Fellows' Temple, corner
First .-inJ lder streets lleid.-uce corner or
M iia and Seventh streets.
Etnhlished since lS49,at the obi stand,
Miin Street, Oregon. City, Oregon.
a .rtmnt or Watches .Jew
elry. and S.-tti Thomas' weight
51-k. all I wnrn are warraiiitu
Raii injr done on short noticer
m.l thankful for past Livers.
Savier, LaHoque & Co.,
OR EG OS CITY.
ttTuKeep constantly on hand fo! sale
Midias. Brm ft Chicken Feed. Par'ien
pui-cha-sin feed roust furnish the a Vs.
o o - o
DH3. WELCH fc THOMPSON,
OFFICE In Odd Fellows Temple, corner
of First ami Alder Stree ts. Portland.
The patronage of those desiring sap' rior
operitio is is in special request. N it i nns ox
idt ftf th fVmles-. extraction of teeth.
I7".Vii:icial teeth "better than the best,'
i n.i t eh the wipe. n.
. ' . . - . cy i 1 .
Will he in Uregou city on .sauiru s.
Dr. B- F2. FREELAMD,
1oom 2 nr.nuM's Bun.nivc. conx
V cr First and Washington SHs., Portland.
Niiroui Oxidn a J:iunisterrd. irJiiif.
jonx m. bacon,
o Importer and Dealer in
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STaTIONEUY, rKKFUM ERY, &r., Jtc.
Oregon CHy, Oregon.
At Charma'iljr H'arnfi'n old ta nd , lately oc
4uoid by S. Acktrmitn, .Main stieet.
o 10 tf .
C'JXS. E. WARHES.
Attorricys at Lav,
OrFICB eil ARMAX'S BUICK, MAIN STREET,
March 5, l7J:tf
F. BARCLAY, M. R, C. S.
rornwrty Surgeon to the Hon. E. I. Co.
33 Years Eipcrltnre.
riiA.cTicixG rnrsrciAX and surgeon,
?tali-Strect, Oregon City,
Gtoro to Rent.
T11F.STOTIF. HOUSE FOHMEIU.Y OCCU
piftfjby K vr a, on Kock Creek. 12 miles
frain Aurora, situatfd at a fine point for
emintry trailing post ; can be had on verr
reasonable terms. This is a desirably '"point
for a man with small capital to go into busi
ness. Enq nre of JOHNSON A McCOWX,
july2'Hf.J p Oregon City, Oregon.
WEALTH AND HEALTH IN
Good Dablo Screw Wire
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Will not Lrrik and Last as Lon?
oJOKTJSON &. McCOWFI
ATTORNEYS AND fOn'SELORS AT-LAW
0SEQ0N CITY, OltEGON.
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS
f the "tate.
J7Speci:l attention given to cases in the
TJ. S. Land OiTice at Oregon City.
fm W b. 1 k fc- i
Oreyon C'.tv. i3:tf O
f?? tn f9H P"rlr: Agents wanted : All
iwh rlasv of working people, of
Z. t,n . " ' moments, or all the
A kim VKir'n
Till: ENGAGLI) ItlXC
And so they say that I shall be
Del le of the eominjr ball. j
Where all are bright and fair to see
The loveliest of all.
For this they loop my costly dress,
And braid and deck my hair;
Bright flowers in th service press.
And jewels rich and rare.
Many will lirn when I appear.
The vision fnir to see
Low praise he whispered in my ear.
Warm glances thrown at me.
Yet memory with a endden pain
Comes, better though; to bring!
I need to look at thee agaia,
Thou simple little ring;
Ah ! little hoop of gold and blue,
Given by Frank to me.
f Meet emblem of that heart so true,
Now far beyond the sea.
And in tho deep depths of my heart
A casket sure shall be.
Where gems he ll prize are kept apart
Lore, Faith and Costancy.
When lovely woman veils her bosom
With muslin fashionably thin,
Whit man with eyes could e'er refuse "em
Fiotn CHs-iially peeking in?
And when, his ardent gaze returning".
1 he '" dry-goods heave to deep drawn
Would not his fingers ends be burning
To press. his hat down o'er his eyes?
Advantages of Drunkcucss.
If you wish to bo always thirsty,
bo a drunkard; lor the otioner and
more ytm drink, the oilener and
more thirsty you will bo. a
It you wish to prevent your
friends from raising you in the
world, be a drunkard; and that
will defeat all their ellorts.
If you would ofleotually eounter
aet your own attempts to do well,
be a drunkard, and you will not
If vou are determined to be poor,
be a drunkard, and you will be
rairied to your heart's content.
If vou wish to starve vour lam--
ilv, be a drunkard, and then you
will consume the means of their
If you would be imposed upon,
be a drunkard, 1'vr that will make
the task easy.
If you would ijet rid of your
money without knowing: how, be a
drunkard, and it will vanish insensibly.-.
If you wish to expel comfort
from our-house, be a drunkard,
and you will do it effectually.
Il you would bo hated by your
own family and friends, be a drunk
aid, and you will soon become
If you would be a post to socie
ty, be a drunkard, and you will bo
avoided as infection.
If von would smash windows,
break the peace, fret your bones
broken, tumble undcj' horses and
carts,. be a drunkard, and it will be
strange if you do not succeed.
If you wisli all your prospects
to be clouded, bo a drunkard, and
the' will soon be dark enough, as
drunkeness is the mother of disease.
Tnrc Tykaxxy of ArpETim.
In 3Irs. .Stowe's story, entitled ''My
Wilo and I," tliere occurs a thriil
inpr passage roardinu: the degrad
ing vice of a drunkard's appetite,
which reveals its desperate tyran
ny. It is where IJolton is giving
his reason why he dares not marry
and is as follows; "One sip would
Hash to his brain like lire, and then
all fear, all care, all conscience
would be gone, and not one glass,
but a dozen, would be inevitable.
Then you might have to look for
me in some of those dens to which
the possessed of the devil llee when
the tit is on them and where they
rave and tear and cut themselves
until the madness is worn out.
This lias happened to me after long
periods of self denial and sell-con-irol
and illusive hope. It seems
to me, that my experience is like
a man whom some cruel liend con
demns to go through all the agonies
ot drowning over and over again
the dark plunge, the mad struggle,
the sutiocatton, the wild horror,
the agony, the clutch at the shore,
the weary clamber up steep rocks,
the sense of relief, recover)' and
hope, only to be wrenched off and
thrown back to struggle and stran
gle, and sinjc again. " If I had fallen
dead after the first glass of wine I
had tasted, it would have been
thought a horrible thing;, but it
would have been better for my
mother and better for me, than to
have lived as I did."
Moof.rx Chief. Widow Jones'
husband .lied far away from homo,
and it took so long for his remains
to reach her that the relict had re
covered horn her grief, and was
giving a large lunch-party when
the body finally arrived. A wao--on
drove up the door, and a large
box was handed out. Curiositv
ran high among the ladies at the
window, and, with one accord
they exclaimed "Why, Mrs. Jones'
what can that be?" Up went Mr'
glance, she coolly said, "Well, it
must be Old Jones come home.
Charley, run down and open the
door for vour lather."
Progress ia Oregon.
WOXORFUL PROGRESS OF THE GREAT
VALLEY MOVEMENT TO SECURE
COMPETITION IX FREIGHT TRANS
ADVA XTA G ESj W II AT THE V L'T UK E
We take the following interest
ing communication from the San
Francisco Jiullctin of the lGth
inst. It was written by Mr. Hugh
Stryill, who has been writing ex
tensively on the resources of our
State. While the communication
is devoted to many facts we have
heretofore published, we give it
entire for the benefit of those who
may desire to send it East, it being
a most complete and and compre
hensive statement of the great
work just completed, and gives an
interesting detailed account of tiie
future prospects of our valley :
Orecox City, Dee. IS, IS 72.
"One of tho peculiar and en
couraging features ot-Oregon, at
the present time, is the numerous
internal improvements that are in
active progress. To some of these
I have already referred at some
length. The great enterprise ol
the State, just on the eve of com
pletion, is the
CANAL AND LOCKS OF THE WILLAM
ETTE FALLS COMPANY,
At Oregon City. This company
was incorporated by a special act
of the Legislature in 1808. Hith
erto the navigation of the Willam
ette river was under the entire
control of the People's Transpor
tation Company, and during the
last year, by purchase, in the hands
of the Willamette Transportation
Company. The falls at Oregon
City, and the extensive works
erected by the former company
on the east side, for the reshipnient
of freight, gave them and the lat
ter company the key of the river
that preventd all competition by
water. The object of the Legis
lature was to open the Willamette
river to the free navigation ot all
carriers under reasonable limita
tions, accompanied by a grant of
200,000 to assist in the'eostruc
tion of the works. Tho company
were bound to have the works,
completed on the first of January,
187 -i, under the penalty of forfeit
ing their charter.
CHARACTER OF THE WORK.
Tlgi work consists of cutting a
canal and erecting locks on the
west side of the falls, so as to ad
mit steamers and vessels with case
and safety at all times for the
charge of fifty cents per ton and
ten cents per head for passengers.
The work is of great magnitude
ami has been skillfull v and en ergot
ically pushed by the Chief Engin
eer and his efficient staff. The
mason work is now finished; the.
remainder of the gates will he in
their place and the locks completed
in one or two days from this time.
Some details of this great enter
prise will no doubt, be interesting
to many of your readers. That
part of the canal forming the ap
proach, commences above the rap
ids and extends to the guard lock,
is fifty feet wide ami a thousand
feet long. The canal proper, be
tween the guard lock ami the first
lift lock, is 1,200 feet long, cut out
ot solid rock, some portion ot
which was fifty feet high. The
rock on the land side forms a nat
ural wall ; on the side next to the
river the construction is of very
durable wood, imtnbedded in the
rock and supported by buttresses
of great strength. The bed of
the canal is solid rock. More than
1,500,000 feet of lumber was used
on this part of the work."
There are lour lift-locks; each
lock is 2 IS feet long and forty loot
wide and each lock increases the
fall ten feet, making the entire Tall
lrom the head of the locks to the.
river below forty feet, the locks
are all cut out ot solid rock of the
hardest kind. The walls between
each lock are nineteen feet high,
ten feet thick at the bottom and
five feet at the top, built of the
best basaltic rock and laid with
the finest cement. The gates are
made of heavy timbers of the best
wood to bo had and iron bars and
bolts of great strength. The
swing of each gate is twenty-two
feet long and twenty feet high,
weighs fifteen tons and is hung on
hollow quions, each quoin weighs
two tons, brought at great ex
pense and difficulty down the
Clackamas river, from a quary in
that count'. The walls support
ing the gates are strengthened by
buttresses of stone work sixteen
feet thick. The gates are opened
and shut with the greatest ease by
cranks. The locks are Hooded by
eight wickets near the bottom of
each gate prior to the gate being
opened. The wickets are opened
and closed by connecting rods.
The work is so complete and per
fect and the machinery so simple
and effective that it oiily requires
two men to work each gate.
The ordinary depth of water in
the river at the head of the canal
and at the lower end of the locks
is seven feet, ami the lowest depth
at any season of the year is four
and a half feet, so that there is am
ple water at all times for steamers
and other river boats to pass
through with safety. Tiie immense
quantity of rock taken out of the
canal and locks was raised by the
use of steam derricks. Steam
pumps had to work day and night j annually. The Willamette Valley
to keep the water under. Fifty as a vhole--13S miles long by tor
thousand cubic yards of. solid rock, ty miles broad could raise "with
10,000 yards of loose rock
and 18,000 thousand yards of
earth have been taken out of the
beds of the canal and locks.
Fifty-eight hundred yards of -first-class
mason work have been built,
laid in tho best cement; 18,000
pounds of giant powder and 10,000
pounds of black powder have boon
used in blasting rock. I rom 300
to 500 men have been constantly
employed and about 100 men
wrought at night the greater part
ol tho time.
Masons and stone-cutters were
paid lrom 5 to G a day, carpen
ters from $3 to 50 and laborers
2 50. The monthly pay list
averaged about 50,000. The en
tire cost of the work is not less
than 450,000 to the present time;
it will probably take 50,000 more
to put the works and grounds in
complete and perfect order.
Captain Isaac W. Smith, the
Chief, Engineer, E. G. Tilton, his
assistant, J. A. Lessourd who lias
superintended the erection of the
gates, iron and wood work, ami
Major King, Secretary, deserve the
greatest praise for tho masterly
manner with which they have dis
chaiged their arduous and responsi
ble duties. There seems to have
been an honorable rivalry among
all engaged on the work, from the
highest to the lowest who could do
their duty best. This important
result was secured by treating the
men kindly and considerately and
paying them liberally and prompt
ly. The full pay of every man was
never a minute behind time.
OF CO M P ETETI V E LINES
The company will commence
running a line ol" steamers at once
from Portland to Eugene City, 125
miles, with boats of different sizes
adapted to the rise and fall of tho
river. The Annie Stewart will bo
the pioneer boat, and will com
mence regular trips on the 1st of
next month. A second boat is
being built at Portland, and will
be ready for running in sixty days.
Other boats will bo built as soon as
possible. The intention of the
company is to put on a line of
steamers from Portland to San
Francisco, so as to be thoroughly
independent, and work the enter
prise to tho greatest possible ad
vantage that it is capable of ac
complishing. The gentlemen com
posing the company have the busi
ness experience, energy and capital
to carry their designs into lull
Of the enterprise will be of great
importance to the State, and of
vast advantage to the farmers and
merchants of the Willamette Val
ley. Tho free navigation of the
Willamette liver will come into
honorable competition with tho
railroads on tho east and west side
, Wnf the river. Freights and passen-
ger lares will be reduced at once;
farmers will get so much more for
their wheat and other productions,
they will be stimulated to more
extensive and better cultivation;
millers and warehousemen will save
considerable on their shipments of
Hour and wheat. Should the rail
road companies reduce teir freight
and passenger charges to the low
est point, and the public still prefer
that mode of conveyance for freight
and the Canal and Lock
Company will organize a distinct
company to buy wheat up tho val
ley in sufficient quantities to load
their boats to Portland :Wid their
steamers to San Francisco. This
will still furthei tend to advance
the interests of the farmer an. I the
business of merchants, by the com
pany coming into extensive compe
tition with local and other buyers,
amL,thereby advauce the price of
wheat considerably. Should it be
come desirable or necessary, as it
will in a short time, this company
will put on or influence a lino of
vessels from Portland to New
York and Liverpool to carry the
surplus wheat, flour and other pro
ductions of Oregon direct to mar
kets w here they iil be appreciated,
by which means the farmers, man
ufacturers, fisheries ami the other
producers of the State will get the
full advantage of their labors, and
Oregon be completely emancipated
from her long agricultural and
HIE PRODUCTIONS OF THE WILLAM
The present and prospective pro
duction of wheat alone in this
famous valley is sufficient to war-
rant great ex pactions. Last year
the valley produced 4000,000
bushels of wheat. Linn County
Prairie, forty miles by twenty,
shipped 1,500,000 bushels at Al
bany, Ilarrisburg and intermediate
points. The same prairie could
raise, with fair cultivation, 7,GSO,
000, and with high cultivation 15,
300,000 bushels of wheat in the year
and leave 250,000 for general hus
band ry, a quantity sufficient to
! load 384 vessels of 1,000 tons each,
good cultivation, 60,000,000 bush
els of wheat annually, ami with
thorough cultivation 100,000,000
bushels as easily as it now iihf
duces 4,000,000, and leave 1 ,500,- j
000 acres for other crops and stock, i
known as mixed husbandry. This
quantity would give employment
to 2,500 vessels of 1,000 tons each
for the export and foreign trade
alone, and leave all the wheatlands
of Southern and Eastern Oregon to
supply tiie homo consumption.
These estimates are the result of
close observation, careful personal
examination and correct calculation
that challenges criticism. These
estimates do not touch on the fish
eries and lumbering business of the
Columbia and other rivers that can
bo increased to an incredible ex
tent. The tine canal just about fin
ished, that wiil pass through the
Tualatin Plains of unsurpassed rich
ness of soil and forests of as line
oak, jedar, and maple and iir as
ever grew; and the canal that is be
ing built from the Santiam river
to Albany as rich in soil with the
splendid forests of the Cascades for
a back-ground will all be tributary
to the trade and commerce of the
Willamette Kiver and the interests
of the Canal and Lock Company
ofthe Willamette Falls; with the
almost inexhaustible, mines of coal,
iron, lead, copper, not to mention
silver and gold, that line the banks
of these three famous rivers and
that are embraced in the bosom
and on the surface of those ever
lasting hills. Indeed this "garden
valley" of Oregon is capable of
producing for exportation annually
more than a third of the amount
of wheat now raised in tho United
States. The free navigation ot tho
Willamette Kiver, lines of ships
from Portland to New York, Liver
pool, China and the islands of the
sea, owned and controlled by Port
land merchants, tho completion of
the Northern Pacific Kailroad and
the building of tho Portland Dalles
& Salt Lake Kailroad works that
are sure to be completed sooner or
later will give a mighty impulse
to emigration tto Oregon, stimulate
all her great industries and develop
all her vast resources to such an
extent as would now seem bibu
lous to the majority of superficial
WATER-POWER OF THE CANALS AND
Not the least interesting and
profitable part of the Wdhimette
Falls Canal and Lock Company
is the vast water-power that their
works at Oregon City has secured
for them. They have between the
Canal and Locks and the river, a
water front of nearly half a mile
with sufficient breadth to admit of
two rows of factories with a fall
of water varying from twenty to
forty feet. This space will give
mill sites for at least twenty facto
ries. The water can be obtained
either by tapping the canal or by
bringing the water in flumes direct
from tho cast side of the canal.
Flumes can be brought from the
talis along the west side of the
canal to carry tho water beyond
the locks where sites for mills can
be obtained with a fall of fort y
ffet water to each. These falls
put at tho command of this com
pany a force equal to at least, 1,000
000 horse-power for iiianutactur
ing purposes. Two parties are
already negotiating for mill sites.
The late Hon. V. H. Seward
mighl well say when he saw these
falls in 1800, that Oregon is to be
the " Workstop of the, J'"c!jic
This company will afford every
encouragement to manufacturers to
erect mills by giving mill-sites and
water-power at remarkably low
prices, such as may be considered
merely nominal five years hence.
The saving of water-power on the
Willamette., aixl other rivers in
Oregon, compared with the ex
pense of steam power is from
3,000 to $12,000 a year, accord
ing to the size of the mill. The
falls are thirteen miles above Port
land, twenty-five miles from the
Columbia river and 125 mile from
the Pacific Ocean. Vessels drawing
19 feet of water can come up to
Portland at high water, and those
drawing 16 feet can come to Os
wego ami u ithin two miles of the
Canal and Lock Company's works
at Oregon City. The water-power
on the East side of the falls, owned
by the Oregon Steamship Com-
pany, is of greaiT value also: four
mills are driven by it by means of
flumes from the steamboat, basin.
This power is capable of being
greatly extended. Capital and
skill will yet make the manufac
turing business of tho Willamette
Falls the admiration of alLtrue
Wiitten for the Enterpkis':.
EY P. ST. V.
Across the street, stands an old
and ruined structure whose walls,
though fast crumbling t earth,
were once but half completed ; and
doubtless will thus remain 'till
Time shall have lett no trace of its
tornier existence. Its walls are
nearly covered by the beautiful
ercciiin iv- which h.-is mowii
(untvs; rained bv the hand which
planted i,) in clusters along the
walls, and over theGwindows and
doors of the building. Let us look
at the grounds which surround
these ruins. Here on this neglect
ed spot, where the work of im
provmenl was just begun. and iipon
which so much lime ami thought
was spent in devising and planning
the most elegant, tasty and artistic
models of landscape gardening to
beautify and embellish the grounds
that they might yield1 continuous
pleasure and enjoyment to some
refined and loved ones of earth
here what do we see? In front, a
long avenue partly gravelled, load
ing from the broad and massive
stone steps of the building to the
heavy pillared gates standing at
the lurlher end ot the grounds,!ike
monuments of a gigantic age, to re
sist the ceaseless hand of destroy
ing time. In the rear of the building
a broad extent of land, highly cul
tured, had been taken in ant icipation
of the abundant produce which this:
should be made to yield, but now
is overgrown with noxious weeds.
I Jut, why is this so? Why was
this woi k not oomph-ted? are the
questions asked by a 1 who look up
on these ruins, and their surround
ings. It is but a record of ''unfin
ished work." There are many
causes which might have prevented
its completion. The iticeinpetency
of the one to finish what he had
thus elaborately begun ; or perhaps,
the want of means wherewith to
carry on and complete the many
beautiful designs wrought by, some
skillful hand, might have stayed
the hand of improvement. Put k
is neither of these. Long years, ago
busy hands hud these broad foun
dations; elegant and costly mate
rials wi re brought lrom afar, to be
used in erecting a beautiful edifice;
but long ore it was completedho
w ho begun the work, and wno had
noted with pleasure and satisfation
the progress of tho work thus far,
was called suddenly into the pres
ence of his Maker to that house
not made with hands, eternal and
in the heavens, whose builder and j
maker is God.
As I look upon its uufinislud
walls, stained and blai k no 1 1 y
the storm of Tim its si.r.mi d-i
nigs unsightly e.'iu 1 covoivu our
with weeds, it stan is as an imn es
sivo example ol th.- end of all hu
man achiev cincnts. iWany a man
begins his life-work wTt h a glowing
ideal in his mind, and a sirmg
hope in his heart, of making his a
distinguished career. 1 le ex i ts ail
his energies, and stakes all hishap
piuess upon the result.- Put alas
for such a hope! Ere the end is
reached, he is struck down by a.
hand, not mortal. 1 1 is uplified arm
falls ami hangs useless at his side,
and the Work standSfciuconiplele
The iages of the world's histry
aro full of th"1 stories of such lives.
You exclaim "Can thise?" Aye!
well do we know it, even of the
greatest heroes of earth. What
have th'?y left but the record of
an unfinished work; ami tho more
beautiful the design,! he less perfect,
often, is its expression. Who can
say, w hen his years upon earth are
numbered, '" 1 have achieved every
aim I have accomplished every
purpose, ami fulfilled every desire
of my heart, for which ! have
striven?" Who even at the close
of a day, goes to rest w ith the assur
ance that the labor of the dav has
been fully and sati!aetorily per
formed? How few are the hearts,
which in either ra-T, are buoyed up
by such a consciousness. Viewing
life, and its changes, in this light,
can we think it strange, that the
heart, saddens at the thotightcjol,
and irembiingly.shrinks back, from
the tasks which a course through
life, necessarily involves, ami is
weighed down witii crushing des
pondency ? What shall it profit
us, if we' labor lor hopes, which
; may never be realized; to strive,
ami betjieateii ot the ictory; to
toil, am! to die ere we have wit
nessed the consummation of our
work? Yt did He, who gave us
hearts to desire, and hands to per
form, gie them to no purpose?
. Shall we sow and reap not V Must
' our lives be all in vain ? Ot him,
who seeks only for the attainment
of earthly good.it may wU bo said,
" his life is vain." Well may we
mourn over the incompleteness of
the struct tire his hands hands have
reared ; well may we weep over
the sad record that stands unwrit
ten upon its walls. But he who
can carry his life-work into eternity,
though it he not finishoivhere.may
round it into perfect symetrv here
after. We may not look in ttiis
world for the full achievement of
tiie spirits aim, nor hope for tho
realization of its high ideals-, It is
enough that ihese .Mills be striven
for. It is sufficient that these ideals
jbe approached. The absolut at- ,
tainment shall be ours hereafter.
Why then, do we view hopehyslv,
the work which is progressing in
men's hearts? Why are w faith
less, because of the ninny imperfec
tions.:and seeming iiH:oirqleteness
of their lives? Out of these same
lives, God is building a gloiious
temple; and wli'm, iiPHis own
good time, that temple stands per
fected, radient with the light of
His smile, and sanctified byIL;s
presence, we shall murmur no
longer of 'unfinished work.'
The term foolscap, to designate
a certain size of paper, no doubt'
has puzzled many anxious inquire! s.
It appears that Charles tho I, of
England, granted numerous mo
nopolies lor the support of the
Government. Among others there
was the manufacture of paper.
Tho water-mark ofthe finest scut
Was the roy.-i! nrnis of England.
The consumption of this article
was great, and large fortunes vrero
j made by those who had purchased
the exclusive right to venu it. '
This, among other monopolies, was
i Pi t aside by the Parliament that
brought Charles I, to the scaffold;
j and, by way of showing contempt
for the King, they ordered the
roy.-u arm-, to be taken from the
paper, and a fool, with his cap and
heils, to be substituted. It is now
over two hundrtd years since the
fool's cap"" was taken from the pa-
!!, but still the paper of tho
j size winch the Kump Parliament
j ordered "-Tor. their journal, bearsj.
j tho name of the water-mark placed'
j there as an indignity to Kin"
! C,orlc '
t W & v. -
Here is groundwork for a first
class novel: A blind man was cross
ing Broadway, New York, when
lie was on the point of being run
over by a reckless cab-driver, and
atthe risk of her own lift-, a pretty
yiMing lady ran to his rescue ami
piloted the old man to the pave
ment in safety. A rich bachelor
saw the transaction and straight
way sought her out; was intro
duced, courted, proposed, was ac
cepted ami married the heroine
without loss of time. The effect
of ti ls is said to be wonderful.
Hopeful young lad es can be seen
standing in ti e vicinity of street
crossings with one eve searching
for blind men, and the other on
the hokout,for a rvh bachelor,
for it would be an awful bore if
they should tackle the o'd man
and have the bachelor nowhere
Concerning ill fiiriher cnTa'Izitiort
or power in the hinds of (lovernnit-ni
0;nV-rs. by ,-ul.lii g ihf proposed telegraph
monopoly to oi ier misiing jsnnn al-
i':i'?y wiihi'i ih-ir cm'rol, all exp.-rince
O'uve-s. a:iai t lrull olht-r an.l m ir im.
a it c ri-i.lf-ia! otis. ilmt wtett c tn b
per OMiifil in anv m outer bv diveriitnut
e-uijiie b'-Oer and mare cheaply peilortn- '
a oy ln.-iins ..t piiViitn enterprise. It
w is prbrt e .-ntrr aise thai firs: carnnelled
iorrrnn -nt to n-d-ir-t It-iier puxiajr- from
i ami is o-ii's to 3 em's. nutl to d iy. if
(iuv. rnuifiit wuiih hand over the whale
it-tier curving system to prir.itf partie-;,
-carely l..i,n I ly roer l-gal ecnriiies
vinl r.igu h l-ins. i-i-ie.nl ul cfi'ig flov
er:imMil liml'iin i exees at rereiv-! it
iin d pay i'H iwn way w hhont any di-mini-lii-cl
ac-om:n ! uion to the piitUic.
I"li;n;-eaevil ol tile proposed postal ttl
ST iph (jysrfMii is ih enorni"ils power it
wi l p'ace tn tin (lovernineni over both
the l ii -iue-s and ot i it correspondence
of the conn'rv 1 reason sufficient to enn-b-tn
i ii wi liot.t the uihers. Sit.ddon Ue-
A comical quarrel took place
the other day, WnQi Parisian boule
vard. A gentleman roughly ac
costed a tradesman, aiuDaQ-used
him of swindling, "i't'ii sold me,"
he said, "a pomade to make my
hair grow. Sec; my head, is s
smooth as a piecef leather !" vSir"
answered the vender of ointment,
"vou wrong me There are lauds
where the best seed don't grow.
It is not tho fault of the .seed; it is
Improvement ix Photography.
Tht. follow ing is an alarming evi
dence ot the progress of the wio
tographic, art: QA lady last week
had her likeness taken by a pho
tographist, and he executed it so
well that her husband prefers it to
According io tht cnsua ff I860, C1
Tula hi a pupilniion of 3277. In
1S70 S hd but 34 804. git is claimed
hy the Mdvnca'e of adiucision as a Slate
thatbe baa now KM.000.''
The shipments tram Chic-mo lat year
wtjtr: Fluor. 1.27 574 btrrels; wheat,
17 505,419 bushels; oats, 12,151,24.7 buaa-