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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1873.
A LOCAL DEMOCRATIC NEVSPAPE3
POK T II K
firur, Busings Man, & Family Circle.
ISSL'KD EVERY FKIOAY.
EDITOR A XI) PUBLISHER.
OFFICIAL PAP EH FOR CLACKAMAS CO.
OFFICE In Ir. Thossins's Trick, next
iior to John Mvt.s store, up-stuirs.
T-rii of Subsrrlptloni
Copy On Year. In Advance....
Six Months "
Term of Advertising
Tr-.ndnt advort is.-n.onts. InolHdlns
r,il'-ul not ic-s. s square ot twelM
llllS one week
Foreueh subs. quent inse rt ion...
e i.'dIuihu, one year
1-uTinew Card. 1 square, one ye:
J. V. flORRSS, raa.D.f
(I.ATK OF ILLINOIS.)
FIIYSiriAN AM) SURGEON,
on KG o.v city, on KG OX.
c J-Will r
spot.. I promptly to calls during
fittl'T l:l" lr 111-"'-
ii,- at War I s 1 rue store
Can Ix found
at the ClilT House at ins
VVATKIKS, M. D.,
P3?TUfJD, " OREGCM.
I iri and Ald-r str-ets. li-sldonc; corner
oi Maiu and Seventh streets.
Drs. Vy ckli k Thompson,
cl)l) FELLOWS TEMPLE,
O Corn-r of First and Ald-r Streets,
HiT- A iU bo in Or -son City on Saturdays.
Nov. 3 :tl
OH AS. F.. W A U K F.N.
ORZDN C'.TY, - - GHECC
S "OFFICE' barman's I rick, Main st.
,"iuarl7J :t f.
J O H M SON l TilcCG W fi
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT-L.WY
Oro-on City, Oregon.
-j-viil nr.utiec in all tlv Courts of the
V .t Si. eial :tt -ntioii civen to cases in
L. . Land imie ai i v
012 KG OX CITY, : : OR EG OX.
OFFICE Over Topi
Tin St or",
STILL IN THE FIELD!
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i . "i . it v ir .! eliar ' The hi
jirie-pa ul tr .untry prmbie .
l)r;o;i City, viareli JS, lS7:t.
J. T. APPSRSOH,
OFFICE IN 1MSTOFF1CE r.FII.IUXO.
dr. ! Ore-.l City Or.Ur.
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
l.o:ns n-iiotiated. CoUeellons ntfended
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5.O. ana a wen era j iumaji- uu-nf .- ....-
IV. H. 1IUJHFIEL1).
J'sta?lihrtVInc- '19, nt the oll titanil.
Main Strict, Oron City, Orrson.
An assirtment of W'nt ho, .T"wcl-
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rv.il nil ii lipoma n " i
E all of which are warranun 10 uc as
5Ur v3 repr-s'Mit "d.
ny-H'pairin-4 done on short not ice, and
hanklul for past patronage.
Sr.lPERSAL MILL s,
Nivier, LaKociiue & Co.
iCep constantly on hand for saie Flour,
AlbUMm::. F.Ian and Cliiek-n Feed. Parties
fiureliasing feed must furnish the sack.
J0UN 31. IUC(?
IMrOUTF.n AND DKAT.F.Tt
in Umiks. Stationery. lVrluni
t rv. etc., etc.
Orfscn City, Oregon.
7-At Chartr.an Warnir's old stand,
lat-Jv occupied by S. Ackeman. Main st.
N 0 T A It Y P U 15 L I C.
For th vry b"st photographs, po to Fmd
l"y rtulofson's Oalry without STAIIv-45
Aarrnil in tli Klrvutnr, til Montgomery
San Francisco, California.
"J- C i!
Address to the I'arme s of Oregon.
Gentlemen: In obedience to our
appointment ly the State Conven
tion of Farmers, which met at Salem
on tlie 10th of April, we address you
this circular, soliciting your co
operation in the present attempt at
organization for the purpose of mu
tual enlightenment, pecuniary ael
vancement, and protection. " In
union there is strength," is an old
anl true maxim, but at no time in
the history of the world has it been
so generally applied as in this latter
part of the nineteenth century. An
ciently it was deemed appropriate in
the church and state or army, but,
of late years, the rule is, organiza
tion for most purposes. Individual
or disintegrated exertion is account
ed but little, and really amounts to
but little, except as it tends toward i
a vigorous concentration. " Oiioax
izk," is the word. If politic-id pur
poses are to !e accoinplisned, or
ganize; if a burnt and famishing
city is to be saved, organize; if a
wiid and uninhabited country is
desired for settlement ami cultiva
tion, organize; if money is to be
made or saved, if people are to be
killed, or the wounded and dying
to be nursed and their miseries less
ened, organize; if people have any
thing to be given away, or ideas
worth promulgating, if there is any
purpose, at all, which has a national
connection with the human mind and
heart, organize, and put into suc-
cessiui operation. And. luither.
:anization compels organization.
Combination ami concentration,
in order to make resistance practica
ble. Technically considered, there
are no legalized monopolies in Amer
ica, and yet we have practical mon
opolies, by the death of competition,
through the crushing power of
concentration. Great companies,
great corporations, and, with
them, great capital. are more
potent for good or evil, in the com
mon business all'airs t.f life, than are
governments orcommunities. Great
steamshij find sailing lines upon the
ocean, great railway organizations
upon land, nianufaturers' unions,
boards of trade, and other great com
binations of caplt.il and brains, have
compelled the organization of trades'
unions, w orkingmen's co-operative
societies, farmers' clubs, patrons of
husbandry, and internationals, and
still we hear the cry of the ojipressed
but disunited many, imploring the
Htate and National Governments for
The agriculturists of Oregon,
however, are numerous enough, in
telligent enough, and have means
enough, to take care of themselves,
if they will only unite in brotherly
and effective co-operation. With
out such union, they Avill continue
to be as they have been, the victims
of combinations which will be more
hearth-ss and exacting as their cap
ital increases. There is no reason
why the people of Oregon should be
tributary to California, only that we
are indolent enough to permit such
a condition. Or, is it necessary that
our wheat and wool and everything
that we sell, as well as everything
that we buy, should ho overhauled,
wasted at our expense, and re-taxed
to augment the already overshadow
ing capital of San Francisco. The
people who consume our wheat give
credit to California; those who man
ufacture our wool, say that it came
from California; while; the inferior
products of that State pass to the
detriment of Oregon. It is useless
to expect fair prices for our products
or to obtain our goods at a fair profit,
so long as we pass them through the
hands of the merchant princes of
our sister State who neither consume
what we wish to sell, nor manufac
ture what we wish to buy. ' Neither
can we hope for a material reduction
of ocean freights so long as this state
of things remains. For the ship
which brings our foreign goods from
the homo ports, leaves them in San
Francisco to be re-taxed, and then
comes to us 'in ballast," upon
which (indirectly) we pay freight,
as also upon the merchandise soon
after brought by the California line
At present, there are indeed, ul
I rtttifi res : either to pay freight, in
directly, on ballast, or serai our
wheat to be re-sold in California
both of which is ruinous to the farm
ers of Oregon. Kither of them is
as sensible as it would be for the
farmers of California to sell their
wheat in New York, to be re-shipped
to JZugland; a thing which, be it
said to il.eir credit, they have not
done. They have direct commercial
relations with Fngland, as well as
New York, and their surplus wheat
is taken directly to the market for
which it is intended, thus caving the
expense of all intermediate sales and
exchanges. The , lumbermen of
Maine have a direct trade with for
eign countries, and they build,
freight, and man their own vessels.
There is not a port on the Eastern
coast, and not many in Europe,
where these shrewd managers do
not drop anchor and exchange their
lumber for coin or such manufactur
ed articles as they need at home.
They are not so green as to take
everything to Now York for re-shipment,
thus giving an extra proiit to
the merchants of that gnat city.
True economy the world over,
consists in saving unnecessary waste
and expense, and why should not
the people of Oregon, as well as
those of other States, conduct their
busine-s in oWdienee to the well
known rules tf economy. The peo
ple of this State consume goods pur
chased of the retail dealers, who
bought them of the Portland mer
chants, who got them of the San
Francisco merchants, who bought
them of New York merchants, who, in
turn, bought them of the Liverpool
merchants, who purchased them of
the manufacturers, who employed
men that were fed tipon Oregon
wheat, which had passed through
the purses of the English capitalist,
the California capitalist, the Portland
capitalist, and, maybe, one other
speculator but, still", we talk of hav
ing been economical. What econ
omy? Certainly of the " penny wise
and pound foolish" sort. We pay
sl.c projis, amounting to more than !
100 per cent., upon cloth, and four
profits, with freight, amounting to
200 per cent., upon wheat, so that, '
in effect, cloth costing 75 cents per i
yard is laid down to us, upon the 1
retail counter, for $2 25 per yard, !
while the intermediates pocket the j
difference of $1 DO per vard. To a I
great extent, this has ever been the
case, and the question for the farm
ers of Oregon, as well as of the other
States of the Union, is, how much of
it is properly and practically avoiel-
There are other questions, such as
transportation, markets, prices, do
mestic manufactures, etc., which de
mand solution, before we can be ex
empt from the ruinous effects f ex
tortion. The cost of transporting a
bushel of wheat to England is S0
cents, wherebv a ship of S00 tons
burthen, carrying 25, 000 bushels of
wheat, clears 20,000 upon every
load, and this amount is the cost of
our English Market. The same ves
sel can, on its return, bring a load
to New York, and from there a load
to San Francisco where she will bal
last for Oregon, thus clearing the
cost of the vessel in a round trip, or
at the rate of 200 per cent, per an
num, while the farmer's per cent, is
not more than six upon the value of
his farm. The fact that sixteen ves
sels out of 22 came here in ballast,
and that the proportion will be
greater when this end of the rail
road is iinishod, is certainly very
significant, and should arrest our
most thoughtful attention.
The State Convention did not per
fei t a plan of organization, but the
men composing it felt, more than
ever before, the absolute necessity
and duty of organization, in order to
seek out a, proper, solution of all the
pressing questions of the hour.
What html of an organization, is
left for the convention of next -Tune
to decide; and, in the meantime, the
committees appointed at the last
meeting will be busy gathering in
formation that will be ot inestimable
value in determining the ways and
means of amelioration. There is one
question which the coming Conven
tion cannot overlook; and that is,
II nn; nlitU'lfilitnr'-A, tli'l COiHterp'tHiffj
(i home i.i'irl.et." If would make
our own cloth, we could save trans
portation and speculator's proiits
upon wool, transportation and profit
upon cloth, and transportation with
profit upon whkat, besides being
able to adopt the more successful
and proii table system of mi.rctl lu.
Now, farmers of Oregon; we ask
of you to recollect that " the gods
help them that help themselves,"
and commence, at once, the organ
ization of a :lnl in every precinct of
the State, and from that send up del
egates to the State Convention to be
held nt Salem on Tuesday, the 10th
day of next June. "Whether at that
time, w e enter into a compact and
powerful State organization, or not,
there is no doubt in regard to the
permanent value of the clubs, where
joint discussion and critical exam
ination will clear away tin; fogs of
ignorance which now envelop those
questions of vital interest to the
farming population. Without other
organization, or any formal resolu
tion, the clubs will produce a con
cert of feeling and action that will
emancipate ns from any evils of
which we complain. Hear in mind
that "'the fr, rnicrs rliT is an vibra
tional in. 'tit" lion irhi' h. IO ronltl iii if
(if proijre.sxirc farmers cin arf'urtl la
foreyo" and begin to act without
f artner procrastination.
John H. Smith,
T. W. Davkni-out,
NY. C. Epwakps.
A LiAroiiAT-.LK IxriPF.XT.-One even
ing, at the theatre, John Phcrnix ob
served a man sitting three seats in
front whom lie thought lie knew.
He requested the man sitting next to
him, to touch the individual w ith his
cane. The polite stranger did so,
and the disturbed person turning his
head a little, John discovered his
mistake he was not the person he
took him for. Fixing his attention
steadfastly on the play and affecting
unconsciousness of the whole affair,
he left the man with the cane to set
tle with the other for the disturbance,
who, being without excuse, there
was of course a ludicrous embarrass
ing scene, during all of which Plue
nix was profoundly interested in the
play. At last the man with the cane
asked rather indignantly:
" Didn't you tell me to punch that
man with mv stick?"
"And what did you want?"
"I wanted to see whether you
would punch him or not."
Steamf. Oxeatta. Dr Kellogg,
the owner of the steamer Oneatta, re
ceived a letter from Newport, under
date of the 14th inst., to the effect
that his steamer w as all ready to start
for the mouth of the Columbia river
at the time the letter was written.
The sea was quite rough and the
weather not very propitious, at that
date; but the intention was to start
w henever the wind subsided. It is
fair to presume that long ere this
time the Oneatta put to sea, and her
arrival here can be expected at any
hour. She can make the passage
from Yaquina Bay to the mouth of
the Columbia in two dnxs.-Ortgotiian.
young lady recently, on being
requested to sing "The Maiden's
Praver." immeiliately favored a
riockfortl audience with "Mother
may I go out to swim?
3Iarriage and I.oiigvcity.
INTERESTING THOUGHTS AND
Of all the relations into which a
man enters, marriage is that which
exerts most inlluence on his mind
and body, on his powers of study, on
the development of his affections, on
the bringing forth of all the hidden
qualities oi ms cnaracier. ne in
tellectual element in his nature,
without the softening and humaniz
ing effect of domestic love, might,
at first sight, be expected to absorb
the whole man, and render him a
giant in mental achievements. Prac
tically it has, as a rule, no such ef
fect. Few monks have distinguish
ed themselves for original invention,
for great thoughts, for an expansive
philosophy, or fvr anything imply
ing superiority in the qualities which
raise one man above another.
It is benelicial to the most active
minds to have the current of thought
occasionally broken in upon, and di-
verted from the channel of system-
atie investigation into the calm,
sweet delights of home life, of wife.
of children, of playful sportivoness
w hich gives to man in his period of
greatest force something of the care- .
less frame of mind which gave fresh
ness to his childhood. Marriage,
therefore, should, be regarded in
general as a ITelp to long life, ami
should be called in to a man's assist
ance as soon as he has completed, or
nearly completed his studies we
say nearly completed, because;, in
many e-ases, the c-ennpanionship of a
wife is ef great service in directing
and giving a higher aim to the in
Some are e,f the opion that the
contracting of marriage ought to be
elelerred till the fervor of passion is
over, till youth has lest its bloom, till
the e-ompanionship of women is more
desirable as a friendship than as a
source of love. Aristotle thought
that eighteen years for the woman,
and thirty-live for the man, were the
likelie st perioels respective to insure
happiness in marriage; but the Spar
tans, whose institutions had been
framed by one of the loftiest intel
lects ever cone-erned in the business
of legislation, acted en a different
principle, thinking that persons of
nearly the same age would love each
other more ardently, and harmonize
As a rule," early marriages are bet
ter than late ones, be-tter for the
woman especially, all whose mater
nal duties are exhausting to the con
stitution, more produe-tive ;f health
and beauty to the offspring, and e1'
happiness to all around her, than at
a later p.erioel of life, Tacitus ob
serves that the ancient Germans, the
most robust and warlike nation with
which he; was acquainted,, esehewe'd
e arly marriage's; but, w hen he comes
to explain what he melius by the
phrase, we lhiel that he thinks it late
encu ;h to ele lVr marriage to the age
Charli'.s James Fox, who was, per
haps as good a judge as Tacitus,
brought into the British Parliament
an act for iixing the majority of j
women at iifteen, auel, in the spe-ee-h ;
with which he introduetel it, put j
forth reasons which the; country in I
gemoral thought conclusive, though,
the Legislature elid not. As one;
swallow eloes not make a summer,
se neither is erne example suflieient
to serve as a basis for a general con
ed usiem: yet it is worthy ef remark,
that ene of the most extraordinary
instances ef hmgevity among women,
recoreh'd in llennan history, is that
of Clodia, who elie'd at the age ef 115,
and in her youth hael been the moth
er of Iifteen chihlren.
An aneceleiie is relateel of a pleas
ant fac-eel manufacturer in oneef our
NYestern cities, the point oi which
was seen by a clerical brother.
Mr. C , having accumulateel a
goeidly supply of that love of which
is " the root of all evil" where the
people were engaged in the lainlable
effort ef supplying themsolv;s with
church accommodation. Mr. C ,
proverbially generous, promptly aid
eel his own and other elenominations,
until his pocket book and steck of
patience became pretty well deplet
eel. Yet the Episcopal brethren, in
spite of repoateel refusals, made for
obvious reasons, persisted in their
appeals for aid.
Finally, the rector, subscription
paper in hand, ventured to attack
the citadel e.f C 's benevo!enee
and greenback. After assigning rea
sems why he could not contribute,
"You know, my dear sir, you
elon't recognize our people (the
Methodists) as a regular church, ami
won't aelmit even our belovetl pastor
to your jmlpit. It would hardly be
the thing, therefore, for me to offer
you a subscription."
"Ah!" saiel the rector apologetic
ally, " but my dear sir, we could
not; it is against the Canon of our
" Well, then," replied C , with
his accustomed blindness "find
your own ammunition to lire your
At which the rector retired, and
the lavman observed that lie made
a saving of powder in one direction
An Irishman being annoyed by a
howling dog during the r.i lit, jump
ed out of bed to dislodge the offenel
er. It was in the month of January,
when the snow was three feet deep.
He net returning, his wife ran out to
see what was the matter. There she
found her husband in his night suit,
his teeth chattering and his whrde
bo.lv .almost, naralvzed with cold,
holding the struggling dog by the ; and thought of my uncle at the door,
tail. "Holy mother, Pat," saiel she, ' a bright ilca entcreel my mind. I
"what wud ye be afther doing?" determinoel in case the 'visitor was
" Hush," said he. " Don't you see? . my uncle, to claim the youthful oc
l'm trying to fraze the nasty baste." cupant as my own.
OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
CiUTTINC: OUT Ol A DILIIMMA.
TIic Klcrj" of a Hurried Courtship.
I was a young man, possessed of
suflieient means to enable me to live
at my ease, and refrain from lalor
of any kind, when suddenly there
came a blow that scattered my pros-
perity to the winds, and forced me
to employ my labor and wits in the
general struggle of gaining a living,
The blow came in the shape of a
failure of a large iirm in which my
capital was invested.
After securing a clerkship in the
house of a creditor of our late firm,
my next care was to look up a less
expensive boarding house than the
fashionable one in which I was living.
I inserted an advertisement in sever
al widely circulated city papers, ask
ing for reasonable board in a strictly
private family, ami of course- receiv
ed a multitude of answers by the
next post. Out of this motley in
stalment of epistles there was but
one which pleased me, and that one
1 decided to answer m person imme
Grace Ivingsley was the name of
the favoreel lanellady writing te me,
and the letter stated that the house
was entirely private, having no
boarelers whatever. I was much
pleaseel with the fair elelicate hand
writing, and the idea took possession
of me that Grace was a young ami
fascinating widow. I was not elis
appejinteel when I reached the bouse,
and my wringing the door bell was
answered by the lady herself. She
inviteel me into the parlor in a man
ner se courteous ami yet so mo .est
that I hael fallen desperately in love
with her before I could cross the
I enjoye-d a very pleasant chat with
Mrs. Kingslcy. During the conver
satiou she saiel that her late husband
hael been in a fair way ef business,
and that at his death, which occur
red a year previous, had left her in
pretty comfortable circumstances;
they had but one child; and this item
of meu-tality 1 was 2'ermittcel to hok
upon, as it lay peacefully slumber
ing in its cradle. I also learneel the
lady was living in the house epiite
alejno, anel clesireel a male boarhr
more as a means of protection than
as a source of revenue. In conclu
sion, the lanellady hokeel so pretty
(she was epiite; young, not more than
twe) or three anel twenty), and the
board so moderate, her companion
ship so inviting, and she seemed to
trust in me;, and look upon me so
favorably, that I wouhl have been a
heathen, dead to all the charms anel
iuelucements of the sex, if I had not
engaged board on the spot.
The next day I hael my trunk re
movoel to my new boarding place,
and permanently established myself
there. Before leaving my boarding
house, a letter was haiieled to me by
the postman, but I elid not find time
to examine it until I was comfortably
e-scoise-eel in the parlor of Mrs. Kings
Opening the letter I eliscovcred it
to be from a weilthy uncle of mine
residing in Vermont, who regularly
sent nn a letter once a year; but
whom I had never seen. His epis
tles were; always silent and to the
peint, generally consisting of an ac
count of the woathcr in his locality,
and gooel aelvicc to me to take care
of my money, as I might be bnrden
eel with some ejf it be fore I was much
older. I was always very glad to get
this advice from him, as I regarded!
it as an intimatie.ui that I was to in
herit his wealth on his decease.
Ono day how ever about a year pre
vious, I re e-eive-d a letter from him.
which containe el anether topic be
sieles those I have mentioned. My
une-le made some pressing inepilries
regaieling my matrimonial prospects
anel stated that if 1 was not already
married I shouhl at once enter into
the wcdeletl state, anel let him know
of it, or he would never more be an
uncle of mine.
Now, as my uncle livoel in Ver
mont and I in Philaelelphia, and I
never anticipateel that he wouhl pay
me a visit anel discover the falsehood,
I wrote and informeil him that I was
not only married, but the fathe r of a
bouncing baby. This intelligence so
pleased my uncle that he sent a gohl
goblet anel silver pap-spoon to be
presented to my chihl. I at first sat
down anel wrote a romantic letter to
my une-le, thanking him fer the pres
ent, and then visited the nearest jew
elry store, anel turned both the gob
let" and spoon into cash, which I
I had received no further letters
from my unc-le until the; one which I
re ad in Mrs. Kingsley's parlor. The
postscript not only astonished, but
absolutely frightened me. I read as
"P. S. I have never visited Phil
adelphia, so I have deeideel to do so
at once, and get a look at you and
your wife and chihl. Ytm may ex
pect me about the tenth of the
"Good gracious! My uncle is com
ing to visit me," I e xclaimed, "anel
it's past the tenth of the month now!
I don't know what moment he may
pop in! What am I to do for a wife
At that moment there came a ter
rible pull at the eloor bell, as if the
man w ho pulled it imagined he own
ed the house, and could make as
much now? as he pleased.
A sickening sensation took posses
sion of ine, for I hael a misgiving
that it was my uncle. Now, as gooel
fortune would have it, Mrs. Kingslev
hael gone out to a neighboring store
fer a few moments, and had 'request
eel me to have an eve on her child
while she was gone, so that it wouhl
not fall out of the cradle and hurt
o I -rT i-i .1 i. ll 11
i.njn-n at ine craeiie
The visitor proved to be my uncle. '
I knew him by the pictures ef him I
had seen, ami he likewise knew me !
by my photograph. After a mutual i
recognition and hand-shaking, I
ushered my honored relative into the
parlor, ami introeluceel him to mv
"There, uncle," I said "is the first
pleelge of our marrieel life. I assure
you I take pleasure in presenting to
you my child."
"It "is fat little youngster," said
my uncle, gazing at it admirably.
"By the way, what is it, boy or girl?"
That was a knotty question for me
to answer, for he was just as much
acepiainteel with its gender as I was.
But it would not do to show igno
rance on the subject, anel so I ans
wereel at hnphazarel that it was a boy.
"I am sorry it is a boy," said my
uncle; "there are toej many boys in
the family. Now, if you had only
produc-etl a little blue-eyed girl, it
wouhl have been more sensible."
I assured him I w as sorry the gen
der elid not suit, but hopoel in the
future his wishes wouhl be gratiiied.
Se far I hael suceeeeled in deceiv
ing my uncle, but the worst, I feareel
was that when Mrs. Kingslcy return
ed she might object to my claiming
ownership in her chihl. Besides, to
carry out my dee-eption, I must iind
a vvife as well as infant, and Mrs.
Kingsley was the only one I could
conveniently claim. The only diili
cnlty was to get her conse'iit'to the
deception, and this might be done if
I could only secure a private conver
sation with her before I introdueeel
her to m- uncle; then it would be
I watch my opportunity, and gain
ed and interview with her before she
entered the room. I told her, in a
few brief and hurried words, the ex
tent of my diiliculty, anel how I hael
taken the liberty of acting a papa for
her little one I then tohl her I
must line! a wife somewhere, and
her to allow me to introduce her in
that capacity. She laughed very
heartily at the suggestion, said she
could comprehend my diiliculty, and
consenteel to my proposal, and very
roguishly warned me not to presume
upon the occurence.
We then entered the parlor, anel I
introduced her a my 1 letter half. My
unclo was very much pleased with
her, and complimented me; iqon my
gooel choice in the selection of a wife.
Mrs. Kmgsly, of course, colored
most charmingly at this compliment,
anel I couhl sc-arccly refrain from
la n going.
"You have a fine boy here," said
my uncle to Mrs. Kingsley, pointing
to the e-radle.
" Excuse me.
saiel she, color-
ing up again, "it is
I was dumbfounde el. I was expos
ed in my iniepiity. Would my uncle
believe me after this? He looked
from me to my pretty landlady with
a puzzleel countenance.
"Your husband told me it was a
boy," he saiel. and rather suspicious
ly, too, I thought.
" Well, 1 always took it for a boy,"
was my reply, putting on a bold face;
" but 1 suppose my wife; know s best."
Here Mrs. Kingsley fairly scream
ed with laughter, and my uncle's
stern face assume-el an ironiele smile.
" You are a nice father, ain't you?"
touching me with the point of his
umbrella, "not to know the sex of
your own child. Why, I knew it
was a girl the moment i looked at it."
"But, Charley," he said, again ad
dressing me, "what elid you do with
the; goblet and papspoon I sent to
the little one?"
"Oli, they are perfectly safe, I as
sure you!" I leplioel; " I have taken
good care of them."
"Yes, but where in the duce are
they? I would like very much to
take- another look at them."
"Well, 1 have deposited them in a
bank for safe-keeping, but I can read
ily produce them that isin course
of a week's time."
. He told me to do so. as he wanted
to see them, and I got out of the j
room, tor lear mat lie might asic me
some more perplexing epicstions.
A short lime afterward. Mrs. Kings
ley came to me, w hen I was alone, in
an r.el joimng room, ami I saw imme
diately that something very humor
ous must have happened, fer the
corners of her lips were breaking in
"Do y?u know, sir into what an
awkwaiei prcelicament you have got
me?" she impiireel as she took a seat
on the lounge by my siele.
"Explain yourself," I said.
"Why, your une-le came bi mo a
short time ago, and asked to see my
marriage certitie-ate, anel he saiel he
had some money to settle upon us
immediately, but he wanieel to be
sure that everything was right first."
" Diet you expose me?" I inquired,
" No, sir, I did not; for I never
enter into a deception or anything
else by halves."
I was so elated that I could not
withxtanel the temptation of embrac
ing her. This did not make her an
gry; fe,r she nestled her head cosily
on my shoulder and smiled serenely.
"What answer did you make him?"
I then asked.
She hesitateel fer a moment, and
then said: "I promised to produce
the marriage certificate."
" But we havn't got anv," I re
marked. She indulged in a epiiet little laugh,
but said nothing.
"Mrs. Kingsley nav, mv dear
madam no, I will call you darling
we are both in a scrape, anel there
is but one way for us to get out of it.
We must go ami get married imme
diately. Will you be my wife?"
" I shall be delighted," she answer
ed frankly; and seizing both my
hands, aid she was ready for a frolic
of any kind.
We lost no time, I assure you.
I don't think Mrs. King-ley ever got
into her Sunday clothes jn such a
hurry 111 her life before, while I
spoiled two pair of suspenders in my
frantic endeavors to be on time. We
quite astonished the parson by our
liaste, and at the conclusion of the
ceremony I would have forgotten to
give him the usual fee, if he had not
remindcd me of it.
We had secured the coveted mar
riage certificate, signed and sealed,
ami were now safely out of our pre
dicament, as we thought. We had
omitted one precaution, as we handeel
the certificate to uncle. It was all
right, with the exception of the mod
" Why, how is this?" said my un
cle, gazing at the document through
his specs; " I thought yon were mar
ried over a year ago."
"So we were, uncle," I answered
" How comes it, then, that the cer
t ill cat e is elateel to-day?" he asked in
a voice of thunder.
We were struck speechless, both
my wife and I.
"Come," said nvy uncle, "I see
there has been some trickery here.
Own up to it, or I wilfcnever forgive
I did own up to it, and told him
the whole story. I expected it would
make him angry, but it diet not; for
lie; laughed heartily, and saiel I wa a
clever rascal and he va proud of me.
"But how about the goblet and
papspoon? You haven't been draw
ing the wool over mv eves about
them, too, have you, eh?" q
I tohl the truth about the goblet
" Why you are a regular tricksfer,"
saiel my uncle. "I believe yon would
deceive Satan himself. But I won t
get angry with you, for I used to
play the same games when I was
In a word he became reconciled, and
my uncle settled upon me a sufficient
income to enable me to epiit my irk
some duty as a clerk. He has gon
back to Vermont, and I can but say
in conclusion that when he pays us
another visit, I can show several
"little people" that I call niyQnvii,
ami without telling a falsehood.
They Come! Titey Come! Over
two hundred and fifty immigrants
says the Ifarald, arrived upon the
steamer yesterday, seeking homes in
our young State. They come from
the cold Western States of Iowa,
Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, anel
Illinois, where snow in some places
was six inches deep when they left
four weeks ago. They represent the
kind of men that are needed for
Oregon, anel all seem in high hopes
with bright anticipations at the fu
ture, which hohls out, they say. the
best and surest inducements. Many
of these immigrants comprise, and
are the heads of families, bringing
them here, where they have a joyful
expectation of provieling for them inQ
a life of dilligence, stuely and labor,
which is the sure way to prosperity
and the reward for all those whose
lives arc thus devoted. The most of
them leave the city to day for points'
up the Willamette Valley, while an
equally large portion will depart for
FiOr.r.Txa the Mails. For months
past, the popular and reliable pub
lishers, Messrs, Hunter fc Co., of
Hinselale, N. II., have been annoyed
ami dismayeel at the immense losses
of valuable letters which were daily
occurring. Aidel by the chief De
tective and two special P. O. Agents,
they have at last the satisfaction of
seeing the theif a night clerk iiFtho
Boston P. O. "behind the bars,"
anel he has confcssecl all. Messrs.
H. it Co.'s losses have been cnor
mous;in fact, no exact estimate can
at present be made. The thief care
fully examined aieled by a light,
every letter, and took ererj one that
containeel money: He was caught in
the act anel arrested, and, if he gets
his dues, will board with the State
for the or ten years. Meantime the
prosperous business of Hunter it Co.
goes on with its usual energy,
promptness anel care, and those who
have lost money by mail will now
see just where it treat, and avoid giv
ing the blame to honest persons.
By the quiet firesiele of home the
true mother, in the midst of her
chihlren, is sowing, as in vases of
earth, the seeds of plants that shall
sometime give to Heaven the fra
grance of their blossoms, and whose Q
fruit be a rosary of angelic deeds, .q
the noblest offering that she can
make through the ever ascene'iin'g
and ever expanding souls of her chil
dren to her maker. Every word she
utters goes from heart to heart with .
a power of which she little dreams.
Solemn is the thought, but more
solemn to the Christian mother
than the thought that every word
that falls from her lips, every
expression of her countenance, even
in the sheltered walk and retirement,
may young souls around her, and
form, as it were, the underlying strain
of that education 'which peoples
Heaven with that celestial being,
and gives to the white brow of thef
angel, next to the grace of God, its
crown of glory.
Biley Tharp left Jefierson on Sat
ur.lav for his home near Seio, and it
is supposed that in fording the San
tiam river he was thrown from IiifS,
horse and drowned. The horse was.
found on an island below the fording
plaee at G re-en's Ferry, on Wednes
day, with sjuldle ami bridle, and
upon information being sent to the
family, word was returned to this,
ldac-e that nothing had been seen of
Mr. Tharp, Ho leaves a wife and
lare family of children.
An old lady was admiring the beau-,
tiful pictvro "called "saved." "It's
no wonder," said she, "that the poor
child fainted after pulling that great
dog out of the water.