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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1873.
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A LOCAL OZWSOCRATIC NEWSPAPER
O V O II T II K
o Varm, Busings Mm, & Family Circle
LS.SCF.r EVKIiY KUIPAY.
3 1 tor a xi) run lis ii eii.
OFFICIAL PAPEIt TOH CLACKAMAS CO.
OI-'FK'K I:i lr. Thos.sin's Erick, next
door to John M .-r.s sU.ro, u.-stairs.
Term Suli.sfi'iptiini l
fiin-lc C"ly Year, In Advance...
" mx Mont Ji.s "
T-mn of Ailvi-rtisiJi;;:
Trail si' lit a.lv.rt is-im -nts, including
ail I 'al li. .tu- -s, v Siiisaiv I t .vclv.
ha.-s oin- '
For facli sust i !) -hi insruoii l.'M
a-1 ,'i.itiiii.i, ... y.-ar 12a.ua
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l,.i.-ia Carl, i square, uiu year lz.m)
H I S I A K .n c.i i: I s.
o J. V. NGRRIS, TH.D.,
(l..Ut: OF ILLINOIS.)
I ilVSU I .N -AND SI BUE0?i,
0 a- i-: ; o A' c i r y, n i: a o A".
"Vill r -si.oa.l iir.niipt'.y to calls during
ciln -r da v or n i : al .
1 la-ic-ai. W aiM - 1 iru 4 t i r'. an !.' found
jit lm t 'lof lli.as al instil. isis 1 lui.
VV. H. VATsCJMS, M. D.,
PORTLAND. " OaEGQN.
a " )l'l,'I '!".' Id l-YnovsT'iiipl.c.rii' r
Kirst and AM r ulri-ets. n.T-.iiKnje t-orin r
of .Mam and .S.-v.-ntli sliv-i ls.
i)rs. Wi'k-h tc Tiioniivson,
D KTISTS, fp
OFfK'lv IN -CXjtL
O 1 1 F K L L () H'-.S T K M I' L K,
(or.u r of l'ir.-t and Aider Sirei-ts,
I'DUTLAXo - - - )iii:;;ox.
,v ill l'- in ' ir ;in I'.ty on Saiurdays.
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0Z3J city, - CRECCrJ.
fiOI-'KIiK 'li r:ii;urs rii i:, Main st.
ATfiJilM-i'S A!) 10L NSEL0KS AT-LAW
Oregon City, Oregon.
C-JWil! pr-i'Ti"- in n'l tli" Courts of tin
S; n . r j i -i . 1 1 a; t fist mi :.vi-!i t;i casts in
tii 1'. S. l.aad i .:"u at r . ;.' City.
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AY 7 OR r-3 S V-AT-LAW,
&:f;ox nrr, .- : o nix; ox.
iKKIi'K liver liv-s Tin store. Main
fctr ' t. O JliiiarT.J-tl.
STILL IN T!iE FIELD!
wiLLSAras a hardikg,
L I N C 0 L W BAKERY,
IT" Kr'.i niK osT C !' I'i.KTK STOCK
liv. i 't fain i iv ' -r. k- ri -s 1. 1 b'- inc. nd m l li
v... . AH l;' . i, v. i .Tiat i-1. '. ili-li wr.'d
i ii 1 ti" fit y Ir-'e ; cii ir. '. Tin' inint Ciisii
1'i t-.- a id 1' r f on nt ry pr. di !..
)r f;o;i City, N: in a l.iT-i.
J. T. APPERSON,
OKFIf'F IN IMSTOFFICE Pd'Ibl)IX(.
I.i'jal Tt'iider.. C'lackaimis County Or
der, ii nd Orcymi City Orders
BdtTGKT AND SOLD.
Loans n.'ir()tiar -d, Ci ill ions att"ndi-d
t 'i, and a I i.-a-ral UriiUi-a.'' i)iiins; carried
W. H. IIUiiiFIKLl).
JCstnlili&lied iu-e l', ait tlie old ktaiiil.
Al .1 i u Str.vt. ):,'Zii lily, Ori'i'ou.
xero An a-vttunt of Wat h . .Ti'wol
.rS, ry. md S h Thomas- Wi-iclit !n-ks
.JB all of wli: ii ar.' varrant d to e as
e"K',l'airin lim on sliort not iei, jitid
G lianUtni lor past, patronage.
Savior, LnHoctjiio A: Co.
Ke"p constant ly on liatiil for sale Flour,
Middlings. lUan ami Chicken Feed. Parties
Qpnroliasin,; toed must lumi.sh the aok.
JOHN M. I5AC0X,
IMPOUTEH AND PF.AI.FK ZtI
in lUoks. statiotury, P.rluin-
r- fir- fir- 1 n itVl tW
ry, etc., te.
Oregon City, Oregon.
fharma'i A- Warner's old stand.
lately ooi-upied by S. Acki'iniin, Main t.
OGN OT A II Y T U I L I C.
For th? vory bp?t photographs, oto T.rad
ly& Huiofson's Calery wit limit STAIRS
Asrend in tlie aerator, 42!) Montsoniorv
.Ssrr frsncisco, California.
VCiUW FAH3I IJH JOHN.
KY MRS. M. M. li. GOODWIN.
Olil Farmer John is sore orilex'l
Nay, Farmer John is reallv vexed;
He l:ln rs t aily, labors late.
Yet ever talks'ot" adverse fate;
For all his toilinrs searee sulliep,
)t' lorietl-for lauds to pay tlie price.
The summers come, tlie summers pro,
The sprinir showers waste tlie winter's
The while, from dawn till close of day,
Ileceivinr n:iuht hut frowns for pay ;
His jrood wife toils; and anxious care
lias faded lips and cheeks and hair.
Acres on acres stretch awav
Ot woodland, corn, of wheat and hay ;
1 1 is cattle roameU o er inanv a hill.
His brooklet turns the trroanimr mill:
Yet still lie sihs, and ;roaiis for more,
Ami grumbles o er that lie is poor.
Four steadv sons, four daughters fair
Claimed at his hand a father's care, j
He trave tneni laiior wittiuur er.d, ,
And st i ove their s. nils, like his, to bend
I !it' the iri'ove of thought : i
(jiol.l to be earned, land to be bought.
Yes. Farmer John jsgmwinir :or!
You feci it as you pass his door.
! ' s ol l brown house is small and mean,
The riot is warped by crack and seam; i
I lie leaning ius, tlie halt-hinged door,
l'roeiaim old John is very poor.
No book: no pieturcs on the wall:
'arpetl"s- rooms and dreary halls.
hy think it strange such tanners
1 li vs
Should seek the city's pompand noise?
Should loathe the siuht of home.
Where nought of joy or grace may
Wliv think it strange his joor old wife,
Who dta-d for him her very life,
SJiotdd .a use at least. i spi'.e his frown
And lay h( r wcarv burden down
In joy to walk the stre-ts of heaven.
Where nought is sold, but all is jriveii?
!o where you will, search earth around
The poorest man that can he found
Is he wlid toils ihrou'rh life to n:in
Widi st. extent of hill and plain' ;
I'ofeilinu; all his soul's best need,
In countiiit;' o'er title tleeds.
Vhat I Know About irs. Duiawaj's
Within tl;; solemn court house Iiall,
An audience came to hear the tali
And prepossessing fcmnlespcaker
The Lilian lias i ntivl of Northwest -Of
woman's lights, and all tiie rest,
A u 1 11-Kiiow n lame and foi tune seek
er. This time, as usual, she did t 11
Of " won i. m's ii':ids" and " woman's
AecomhiLC to lu r tast( and natuie.
She let us plainly understand
1 low hiuiiia 1 y uooii and iiiand
Wniil t i.e a woman's leiiislalure.
Suppos;i!j; now that C'l.ickamas
'v oiibi st-iid a It jrislatiuLT lass,
(;tii si nil thiii.' like a Juniway's
I i!"ee tltili j
1 would not. mind to bet ieek,
i'iiat her tit honorcil 'scat would
a. la-" '
At the first motion's second reruiinir.
Still if a '"devil, 1 i as a horse,
as in her i.e.n I,' siie then, of course,
W ould have uooit Jiej to plain, the
but Orcein, I hear folks say,
Has nut a second Duniwav
'1 iie.r in ai is are loo r-m.iil for such bir
Suppose her there at any rate
ah ii::s t ii,ic;h for ali the. State.
l.ilaOdrs. J., and twice
And j;ei naps even twice as stout
Sin-would I.e sure of PeekitiLC out
""On all four trotters like a monkey."
I lor demon-horse must have apart,
r stall, within her roomy heart.
And pull his load of her intentions ;
It strikes me that he e;o s alonvr,
Ami works it hard, and jaills it stroiijr,
Al temperance conventions.
An 1 ad that .Mrs. 1. can tell
Of " woman's rights" and "woman's
Siatids under headiutf of transirres
I know not what In r teae'iin;; menus
" It don't ami. nt to a hill of heaps, "
To Use her own sweet expression.
A Cciiiocs Stoi:y. The fate of
States seems to lump; upon a very
slender thread in Washington in
continuation whereof a very curious
story, related by a correspondent of
the New York, orbl, in connection
with tlie mission of General Dick
Taylor last winter, is beinr. freely
circulated, and from the authority
on which it rests is received with
much credence. It will lie remem
bered that General Taylor had sev
eral interviews with the President
on Louisiana matters, and that he
expressed himself as encouraged by
the result. The statement now
made is that General Taylor's ac
count of the situation was, by the
President's request, repeated ln-iore
the cabinet; that it produced such
an impression that it was determin
ed that the Government had no al
ternative but to recognize McKneiw;
that the President prepared a mes-sae-t.
to Congress announcing this
fact; that Senator Morton hearing
of it immediately went to tlie White
House and protested against any
such action, said as the result of this
persuasion the President changed
his message and determined to ad
here to Kellofrjjr. Tlie evidence in
favor of this statement is such that
it would seem as if some official no
tice must be taken of it.
P.itter words outrht never to lie
spoken to a child: hey are not at all
suitable and are quite out of place to
him. P.itter words, if a child be
cross, will not sweeten his temper,
hut on the contrary, will eonrirni
him in his haughtiness. The only
effect of bitter words is to cause bit
ter opposition. Pitter contention,
oft repeated, leads to bitter results,
and will ruin the sweetest disposi
tion "Kut hushed be every thought that
From out of bitterness of thiiurs."
A p:reat many people laughed at
Frank Blair's prophecy when said if
Grant got a seat in the presidential
chair he would never willingly resifra
it. There are not so many who differ
with Blair to-day. and with the en
couragement held out to Grant ly
his party there will le fewer still
four vears hence.
Jtyle in Old Times.
The judges of the Supreme Court
of Massachusetts, as late as 177;.
wore robes of scarlet, laced with vel
vet, and in summer, black silk
gowns. Gentlemen wore coats of
every variety of color, -renerallv the
cape and collar of velvet, of a dill'er- ;
ent color irom the coat.
In 1782, Governor Hancock re
ceived his guests in a red velvet cap,
within which was one of fine linen,
turned up over the edge of the vel
vet one or two inches. He wore a
hlue damask gown, lined with silk,
white satin small-clothes, white silk
stockings and red morocco slippers.
In General Washington ar-
rived in New York from Mount Ver-
non. to assume ihednties of -ll.o Ti cs-
idency. He was dressed in a full
suit of Virginia homespun. On his
visit to Xev England, he wore the.
old Continental uniform, except on
the Sabbath, when he apnearcd in
John Adams, when Vice President,
wore a sword, and walked about the
streets with his hat under his arm
At Jevees in I'hiladelpliia, Presi
dent "Washington was clad in black
velvet, his hair powdered and poth
ered behind in a silk bap;, yellow
gloves, knee and slme lmckles. lie
held in his hand a cocked hat, orna
mented with a cockade, i'rir..ured
about an inch deep witli black leath
ers. A hmi? sword in a a hite scab
bard, with a polished .steel hilt huug
at his hi). Hi'iirlh uml Hume.
SrccEss. The succ(ssi'ul man is
not necessarily to be envied not al
ways the happiest man. Human na
ture can not always have its own
will long without becoming deterior
ated by it. We are appointed to
.stru.'jo, and in our strueline; our
highest life is developed. The time
will come when tlie laws of our pres
ent condition will cease, and when
we shall be able to bask in the sun
shine of success without viridity, or
enervtition of our virtues. Till then
it's our wisdom to accept our lot and
make the best of it; to seek for our
enjovment in our work, rather than
:u what our worx product
the soil, and
anxiety about the harvest; to be
more concerned that we should do
rifrht than that we should succeed;
in f.ict to bear ourselves like well
disciplined soldiers, with whom
strict obedience is the most sacred
of obligations, and are thereby ab
solved from responsibility as to its
results. Then so far us succ ess is
vouchsafed to us, it will not discon
cert us. Thus living, our life will
be its own success.
A Ti)i"' in:": Incident. A short
time since, in this citv
and much admired lady, w
been sulVeriim' for some time
trouble of the eyes, was led to fear
a speedy change for the worse, and
immediately consulted her physi
cian. An examination discovered si
sudden and fatal failing in the optic
nerve, and the information was im
parted as gently as possible, that the
patient could not retain her sight
more than a few days at most, and
was liable to be totally deprived of
it at any moment. The alllicted
mother returned to her home, quiet
ly made such arrangements a;1; would
occur to one about to continence so
dark a journey of life, and then had
her tVo little children, attired in
their brightest costumes, brought
before her; and so, with their little
faces lifted to hers, and tears gath
ering for some great misfortune that
they luc-illy realized, the light failed
out of tin; mother's eyes, leaving an
ineli'aeablo picture of those dearest
to her on earth a memory of bright
faces that will consult: her in many a
dark hour. CoruigtOH (Ky.J Jour
nal. How a Poo was " soi,!)." Here
is a true dog story: A family down
town having a false grate in one of
the rooms of the house. placed some
red paper behind it to give the effect
of lire. One of the coldest days this
winter the dog belonging to the
household came in from out of doors,
and seeing the paper in the grate,
deliberately walked up to it and laid
down before it, curled up in tlie best
way to receive the glow ing heat as
it came from the lire. He remained
motionless a few moments; finding
no warmth he raised his head and
looked over his shoulders tit the
grate, still feeling no heat, he arose
and carefully applied his nose to the
gride and sm It of it. It was as cold
as ice. With a look of most supreme
disgust, his tail curled down be
tween his legs, every hair on his
body saying " I'm sold," the dog
trotted out of the room, not even
deigning to cast a look at the party
in the room who had watched his
actions and laughed heartily at his
misfortunes, that dog had reason
as well as instinct. Tro Tones.
Seke Crr.E fi in Self-Milking Ci w.
I learn many things of great value
from the experience of brother farm
ers, as presented hy you in the Agri
cultural Department of the Tribune.
I send the following as a slight re
turn: I noticed that my colt would
not drink with the bridle-bit in w ith
out pushing his nose into the water,
below the bit. On this hint I acted.
Having a self-milking cow, I made a
smati tin iiuk; 101 t un, i-a.-cn
touirlnu'eee of No. 12 wire through
it and fastened the wire bacn. of the
horns for a head-stall. It proved a
perfect preventive. Of course an or
dinary bit with head-stall would
answer the same purpose. nohii$
J mid, Kane Co., III.
A sharp old gentleman, traveling
out West, got a seat leside his wife
in a crowded railroad car by request
ing the voting man who sat by her
to "please "watch that woman while he
went into another car, as she had
May and Perhaps I May
The life of Dr. Haines, of Liver
poool has the following:
A youg lady daughter of the owner
of tlie house, was addressed hy a
man who. though agreeable to her.
disliked by her lather. Of
course he would not consent to their
union, and she determined to elope.
The night was fixed, tiie hour came,
and he placed the ladder in theAvin
dow and in a few minutes she was in
his arms. They motinted double
horse and were soon at soniedistar.ee
from the house. After a while the.
ladv broke the silence lv savini
Well von see what a proof I have
vt-n you of my affections: I hope
vou will make me a good husband."
lie was a surly fellow and "ruilly
answered, "Perhaps I may, and per
haps not." She made no reply, but
after a silence of some minutes, she
suddenly exclaimed, "Oil what shall
I do, I have left my money behind
nie; in my rooms." Then he said.
"We must fro back and fetch it."
They were soon at the house, the lad
der was auidn raised, the lady mount
ed while the ill-natured lover waited
lielow. Hut she delayed to come,
and so he c;ently called, "Are you
coming?"' Avhen she looked out of
the window and said, "Perhaps 1
may, and perhaps not;" tuid then
shut the window down and left him
to return on the double horse alone.
Tin: Pnr.ss. Gen. rdarm.idnke de
livered tin admirable address recently
before iiu editorial convention in
Missouri. We commend tlie follow
ing extract therefrom to the consid
eration of our local cotemporaries:
Afrain there is a reprehensible avid
ity on the part of tlie Press for what
is popularly known as the sonntt
hini inn J md mn. Such for instance as
the Uyron scandal, the publication
of which, whether true or false is n,
;'raee to the civilization of the a:
and ii moral blot upon the escutcheon
of the. race. The moral standard of
the Press is not compatible with the
magnitude of its power nor the
measure of its responsibility. It is
too ready to accommodate itself to a
perverted public taste. It has the
ability, and ought to create and lead,
not follow and pander to, public sen
timent. It deals too much in the hor
rible and the sensational. So strong
a "feature is this in journals, other
wise highly meritorious, as to render
them unlit for the fireside, and un
worthy of countenance. It has be
come too much a spy upon the
privileges and sanctities of private
li f o . ,")u-.ily the censor of public
oil'enders and the guardian of the
iblic weal, it has no ri-'ht to invade
anil, as it
olhicous m private aihiirs.
Xi:w Oi:r.i:.s, Juno 2. A special
gives the address of Gov. McKnery,
in which lit; says:
"President Grant, as Chief Magis
trate of the Nation,' assumed the high
and grave responsibility of foisting
upon the people of this State a usur
pation without precedent in this or
any other country. He. is tonenable
before the liar of public public opin
ion for this high-handed measure.
The President with the Army and
Navy at his command, has the phys
ical power to force the people of this
State into any line of policy he may
be pleased to dictate, ami it would
be folly and madness to interpose
resistance likely to bring up a con
flict with the national authority.
Yet a deeply lixed sentiment of irre-
i iiressiiile hostility ni tne minds and
hearts or an outraged people against
the vilest usurpation ever attempted
to be foisted upon' freemen, will tind
its full scope and vent. I advise
these manly ami patriotic sentiments
to take form and shape, through all
moral and legal agencies possible.
Meantime, I trust peace and order
may reign throughout the State."
A Man's IlnuiT. Ivothing is plain
er than the true principle of what is
called the labor question; a man has
the right to work just as much and
just as little as he pleases, and lias
not the right to regulate or control
the hours of labor for any other man.
A man may work six hours or six
teen, and a man who desires to work
six hours only may spend the rest of
his time in billiard saloons and at
horseraces, or in reading good books
anil otherwise improving himself;
and he is responsible only to God
and his own conscience, not to hu
man law, so king as he does not in
terfere witli the rights of others.
And, equally, without interference
from others if he desires to devote
his youth and early manhood to the
means of acquiring a comfortable
home, to the education of his chil
dren, to a provision for his old age,
he has a right to work as many hours
as there be in a dav. All that is his
business, not his neighbor's.
It has been well said hy a contem
porary that the idea of paying such
men as Morton, Chandler, Ames,
Clayton and Logan Soo per day for
their services during the actual ses
sion, when it is remembered that
Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Benton,
Wright, Douglas, Buchanan, Chase,
Stevens and Adams received only S
. , -
! ls "imply ridiculous. If the Senators
and Congressmen of the present ar
entitled to per day for services of
doubtful value then are we vastly
indebted to the descendants of their
distinguished predecessors whose
genius and patriotism have left their
impress upon our institutions.
" I want to know," said a creditor,
fiercely, " when vou are goinsr to
pay me what you owe me?" "When
; I'm going to pay you? Why, you're
j a pretty fellow! Do you take me for
' a prophet ?"
For The Ladies.
As the croquet season opens the
display of tine ladies hosiery increas
es upon grassy lawns.
Can a gentleman who sees a lady
home under an umbrella lie fitly des
ignated as a rain beau?
A Peoria man says that his wife's
tongue wears out so many sets of
false teeth that the dentist's bills
have nearly broken him up.
Carpenters are fearfully careless
about putting1 up closet hooks. A
Philadelphia woman broke down
four before she could hang herself.
A young lady from the country
called at a book store the other day,
and asked for "a deck of them new
postal keerds double header."
According to the way Iowa biga
mists are sentenced you can marry
you can marry six women and only
go up for live years. But then they
are Iowa women.
A married man in Connecticut,
w ho w as told that a woman had been
made dumb by being hit with a snow
ball, promptly said it appeared to
him that the winter had gone remark
A girl not far from I olden, Kan.,
was at ii dance last week, and when
asked to waltz with one of our city
chaps, replied: "I can't dance these
whirl around figures; they always
"Men are Avhat women make "them"
is the singular title of a new book.
It may be true, but we have seen
some dreadfully poor specimens of
the manufactured article which fact
reilocts either upon the material or
A King's fool who was condemned
to die, was allowed to choose the
form of death, and chose old age.
An Iowa girl, being asked what form
of death she preferred, remarked
that if she must die, she preferred to
be smothered with kisses.
A Cincinnati man, who suspected
his servant girl of Rising kerosene to
kindle the lire with, thought he
would try her on one night; so he
poured the oil out and filled the can
with water. The next morning the re
was no breaklast and no tire to cook
it, nothing but a stove full of soaked
wood and tlie foolishest looking girl
ho ever saw.
As some lady visitors were recent
ly going through a penitentiary un
der the escort of the superintendent
they came to a room in which three
women were sewing. "Dear me!"
one of the visitors whispered, "what
vicious looking creatures! Pray w hat
are they here for?" "Because they
have no other home. This is our
silting room, and they are my wife
and daughters," blandly replied the
A citizen of Utiea, who felt called
on to remonstrate with a female
neighbor for Iter severity in chastis
ing her child, the other day felt call
ed on to close the interview and leave
the house in about two minutes. It
was observed that a mop, a dust
brush, t wo footstools, a pot of verbe
nas, a jar of pickles, and the family
dog followed closely behind.
The following is from a female
lawyer in Colorado, in reply to a let
ter from an I'astern party soliciting
information in regard to one Dr.
Glutton. She is a simple girl, evi
dently: "To M. D. T. Dr. Glut
ton is my family physician; was in
my oflice a few minutes ago; he was
up in the mountains yesterday and
got snowed under, all but about four
feet of him; he expects to return to
that region about the 4th of July
with an armful of shavings to try and
thaw out his horse and buggie. I
am tin attorney and notary public;
send me your interrogatory and a
"V" and I will attend to the good
order. It costs like h 1 to live
here; soup-bones have gone up to
12'!c; butter STJ per pound. Whis
ky holds its own, notwithstanding
the town ordinance prohibiting its
use to all but invalids. Yours,
The Fai:mei:s' Tiutmeh. It has
now come to be fully understood
that the farmers can only protect
themselves against transportation
and capital combinations by taking a
hand at the political bellows and
putting forward their own friends as
candidates for oflice. In pursuance
of this object the Fifth Judicial Dis
trict of Illinois a few weeks ago noni
inacted, and we are glad to be able
to state, elected their candidate for
District Judge by the handsome ma
jority of something over i!,O0(J votes.
It must come to this all over the
country. We must have more farm
ers and fewer shysters in the legisla
tive, executive and judicial ollices of
the country to prevent our people
from being completely robbed and
our country entirely ruined.
"The Elves." Cheerfullness anil
occupation are closely allied. Idle
men are rarely happy. How should
they be? The brain and the muscles
were made for action, and neither
can be happy without vigorous ex
ercise. Into the lazy brain crawl
spider-like fancies, filling it with
cobwebs that shut out the light, and
make it a fit abode for "loathed mel
aneholly." Invite the stout hand
maiden, brisk and busy thought, in
to the intellectual chambers, and' she
will soon brush away such unwhole
some tenants. Blessed, lie work,
whether it be of the head or the hand
"If there is anybody under the
canister of heaven that" I have in ut
ter excrescence," says Mrs. Parting
ton, " it is the slanderer, going
about like a boy constructor circti
lating his calomel noon ' honest
S'tory of the Iattle IJay.
Hon. A. II. Stephens, of Georgia,
in a recent address at a meeting in
Alexandria, for tlie benefit of an or
phan asylum and free school of that
city related the following incident;
" A poor little hoy on a cold night,
with no house or roof to shelter
his head, no paternal or maternal
guardian or guide to protect or di- j
rect him on his way. reached at
nightfall the home of a wealthy
planter, who took him in, fed and
iodged him, and sent him on his
way with his blessing. These kind
attentions cheered his heart and in
spired him with fresh courage to
battle with the obstacles of life,
Years rolled by; Providence led him
on, and he reached the legal pro
fession. His host had died; the cor
morants that prey on the substance
of man had formed a conspiracy to
get from tlie widow her estates. She
sent for the nearest counsel to com
mit her cause to him, and that conn- i
sel proved to be the orphan boy long
hetore welcomed and entertained oy
her deceased husband. The stimu
lus of a warm, tenacious gratitude
was now added to the ordinary mo
tive connected with the profession.
He undertook her case with a will
not to be resisted ;he gained it; the
widow's estate was se cured to her
perpetuity, and, Mr. Stephens add
ed, with an emphasis of emotion
that sent an electric thrill through
out the house, " that boy stands lie
A Jealous IIes-kand CYiu:i with
Ln okick Watei:. There is a man
in Titusville who is so aHectionately
fond of his wife that he is jealous if
a man looks within forty -live de
grees of of the direction in which
she may happen to be. The other
day a gentleman spoke to her, and
he immediately threatened ' suicide.
His wife dispatched for a bottle of
poison, which she had put up at the
druggist's, consisting of a little
water colored witli licorice, and bot
tled, with a glaring poison label on
the outside. When he threatened
to take some and actually poured it
into a wine glass she screamed for
help and ran into another room,
where she could watch him through
the key-hole, and saw him coolJv
open the window
nd throw it out.
she then rusln
I back, atuiarentlv
riof, and implored him
not to do the rash deed. He merely
pointed at the glass and lying down
on the floor began to kick out his
legs like a jumping jack. She told
him she was determined to share his
bite, an I swallowed tlie rest of the
licorice water, whereupon he became
really frightened, called the neigh
bors, confessed that he only
shammed, and said that if she only
survived he would never trouble her
again. Then she explained the ruse,
and he was so mortified he tried to
buy up the silence of the neighbors,
but the story was to good to keep.
He is thoroughly cured.
T I ! A N S l L A N T I N ( t IN THE NiOIIT. A
gentleman is anxious of ascertaining
the effect of transplanting at night
instead of by day, made an experi
ment, with the following results:
He transplanted ten cherry trees
while in bloom, commencing at 1
o "chick in the afternoon, planting
one each hour until li o'clock in tlie
morning. Those transplanted dur
ing the daylight shed their blossoms,
producing little or no fruit, while
those planted in the dark maintained
their condition fully. He did the
same with ten dwarf trees after the
fruit was one-third grown. Those
transplanted during the night per
fected their crop, and showed no in
jury from having been removed.
With each of these trees he removed
some earth with the roots. The in
cident is fully vouched for; and if a
few more similar experiments pro
duce a like result, it will be a strong
argument to horticulturists, etc., to
do such work at night.
Kxr.ELLENT WHITEWASH. As the
house-cleaning season is near at hand
it may not be amiss to say a few
words in regard to whitewashing.
There are many receipes published,
but we believe the following to be
the best. Sixteen pounds of Paris
White, half a pound of white trans
inirent glue, prepared as follows:
This glue is covered with cold water
at night, and in the morning is care
fully heated, without scorching, un
til dissolved. The Paris white is
stirred in with hot water, to give it
the proper milk consistency for ap
plying to walls; the dissolved glue
is then applied with a brush likAhe
common lime white-brush. Kxcept
on very dark smoky walls, a single
coat is sullicient. It is nearly equal
m brilliancy to "zinc white'" a far
more expensive article.
Ben Butler is in a fair way to
make a handsome speculation. A
few months ago he purclised a tract,
of :iU!) acres of land nc ar the citv of
Washington, at .l,OUU per acre, "and
tlie Commissioners appointed by
Congress to select a site for a new
Presidential mansion have selected
this tract. Were it not for Butler's
proverbial honesty, it would look
like there had been collusion in the
matter between him and the Com
missioners; but he is too nice a man
to be suspicioned of anything of
Civil Service 1'efof.m. The
Washington correspondent of the
New York Tribune, in speaking of
civil service reform, very innocently I
remarks:" The President has less
faith in the system than is generally er cure thee of this
believed; for it is known that he does ! (laying her hand on Ma rgaret s fas h
not hesitate to disregard it whenever ionable bu,tle). "O! .
bo ,i ... And "wo will i thee must foel about it, and another
.res fit to di-,- i
add that ho gnerrBy
regard it. .
Motto for tea merchauts'-
tea is the best policy.
"Good blood will show itself,"
said and old lady who was struck
with the redness of her nose.
A piano affords a young, ladv a
good chance to show her lingering
and her ringer-rim"
I A Western agricultural chemist
; pronounces soot the most sootable
; thing for fertilizing purposes.
! The Ohio Legislature adjourned
j last Tuesday to go to a circtio, not
hawing a ring of their own conveu-
Many shining actions
success to chance, though Hie gen
eral or statesman turns away with
the applause. O
Massa Christopherolumbus was
a (tneer man. said a negro orator. A
notion crossed him one day hhd den
he crossed an ocean.
A contemporary speaks of a fash
ionable tailor as being ' one of the
old war horses of the trade." A
heavy charger, we suppose.
Is there any reason why the name
"lap dog" should be monopolized
by any particular breed of canines?
don't they all drink that way?
A watertng-place fashion itemizer
writes that "dresses will not be worn
any longer for summer." AmlCHre
gentlemen to go in their shirt
sleeves? If the sun is going down, look Up
at the stars; if the earth is dark,
keep your eyes on heaven. With O
God's promise, a man or a child may
See how wonderful are tlie ways of
nature in Illinois. A pair" of boots
cost just two loads of potatoes, and.
to raise the 2tatoes just wears out
a pair of boots.
Whisky punches have a tendency
to make tlie pavement very slippery.
They also make one's head (heavier
fnaii his heels, and his purse lighter
" There is fee kind of ship I al
ways steer clear of," said an old
bachelor sea captain, " and that's
courtship; 'cause on that ship there's
always two mates and no captain."
A young man out in search of his
father's lost pig, near Scranton,
Pennsylvania, accosted an Irishman
along tiie road with, "Have you
seen a stray pig about here?"
Faith," sjiid Pat, " and how cuukt
I tell a stray pig from any odier?"
In early childhood you may lay
the foundation of poverty or riches
in the habits you give your children.
Teach them to save everything, not
for their own use for that would
make them selfish but for some use.
Teach them to share everv thing with
their playmates, but never allow
them to destroy anything.
"For myself." said Spinoza, "I
am certain that the good of human
life cannot lie in the possession of
things which for one man to possess,
is for the rest to lose, but rather in
things' which all can possess alike,
and whore one man s
motes his neighbors'."
A Scotch postmaster, puzzling out
a very uncertain superscription to
an Irish letter, jocosely remarked
to an intellignnt son of lain, who
stood bv, that the Irish broughOa
hard set of
names to Scotland.
" That's a fact,
ones after thev
yer honor," replied
' but thev get harder
A very fat man, for the purpose
of quzzing his doctor, asked him to
prescribe for a com ilaint, which ho
declared was sleeping with his
mouth open. " Sir," said the doe
tor, " your disease is incurable.
Your skin is to r.hort, so that when
vou shut vour eves vour mouth
Imagine a railway from here totho
sun. How niunv hours is the sun
from us? "Why, if we were to send
a baby in an express train, going in
cessantly at a hundred miles an hour
without making any stoppages, the
baby w ould grow, to lie a boy the
boy would grow to be a man the
man would grow old and die with
out seeing tho sun. for it is distant
more than a hundred years from us.
A minister had a negro in his fam
ily. One Sua lay, when he was
preaching, he happened to look in
the pew where the negro was, and
could hardly contain himself as he
saw the negro, w ho could not read
or write a word, scribbling away
most industriously. After meeting,
he said to the negro: " Tom what
were you doing in the church ?'
" Taking notes, massa; all the gem
men takes notes." " Bring your
notes here and let me see them."
Tom brought his notes, which looked
more like Chinese than English.
" Why, Tom, this is all nonsense."
" I thought st, Massa, all the timo
you was preaching; it."
Affect i no Incident. A fashion
able voung ladv recently met her
plain old grandmother at the spring?.
The old lady's heart was filled with
innocence and simplicity, and her
ideas halted at a straight coat and
a plain cap. When, therefore, she
met her dear niece the first time for
many years, and sa w her a disfigured
invalid she was shocked and almost
f iinted' When her emotion had a
little subsided, she turned with tears
in her eyes, and said, Mawret,
honey, thee may get well; but in-
deed I fear, taat. v , ,i , v -
answer of tear.-, ushea forth. Good.
' old ladvthat.
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