Oregon City enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1871-188?, April 24, 1874, Image 1

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VOL. 8.
NO. 26.
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THt Eli 1 CHr HIDE
lariaer, Business Man, k Family Circle.
OFFICE In Dr. inessing's uhck, ucal
door to John Myers' store, up-stairs.
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First and Alder streets. Residence corner
Main and Seventh streets.
J)rs. Welch & Thompson,
) J) 1) F E L L 0 )rS T EM P L E,
Corner of First and Alder Streets,
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CiT Will bo in Oregon 'lty on Saturdays.
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ATraaxEYs and ioinselous at-law.
: OrDon City, Orator..
y'ill practice in all the Court of the
State. special attention niven to eases in
tue U. S. Laud oilie at Oregon City.
Tu. T. 13 A K I xvT,
OFFICE Over Pope's Tin Store, Main
street. 21mar7:-tf.
I.gal Temlcr, (iarkiima C'v"" Or
ders, uml Orciin City Ordcrii
iST OTA 1 1 V lUJ 3LI C.
Ioansa negotiated. Collections attended
to. and a tjleneral lirokeage business carried
o. - jantitf.
A 0 T A R Y P U 1) L I C.
OltE&OX ( ITV.
Ksullilel since !!, ut the old stand.
31 ai ii Siivt't, Orvgoa City, Ort'gon.
An assortment of Wat lies, Jewel
7. 7 ry.and Set h Thomas' Weight Clocks
J . all ol wliicit are warranted to be as
V-i4a represented.
-" i4 -airmg done on short notice, and
in mkiul tor past patronage.
l'iitock'a ItuiMi.,0- Corner of SturU
l 'rot MrrrU.
I to any desired pattern. Music books
,M igazmes. Newspapers, etc., bound in ev
ery variety of style known totlje trrade
Orders iroin the c.untry promptly "at
tended to.
Henry Humbel,
-avino rrnciiAs. ifME
e ed the nltove llr..,.-. rJt!Ji CT5?
h 5 ed the lmri l!nm
ry wishes to inform the public that he"J
J'Prepared to manufacture a No, 1 o.ual
LAGliR BliJili,
ft S irootl as ran ho Ahutnn i .
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flUd rdyrs soliL,ii'J and promptly
(Deutfches Gafthaus.)
No. 17 Front Street. Opposite the Mail
Steamship Landing.
n.ROTHFOS, J.J.WILKEXS, Proprietors.
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lie it a doubt? all doubts lie solves ;
I Questions which thought in vain re-
soi ves,
lie settles with a nod.
Ve it fear? He liatli the balm.
Which every human tear will calm ;
Leave it to God I
Leave it to God 1
Pe it the weight of daily care?
Bring Him the burden;"' He will bear
Alone the tiresome load.
T?e it the restless, anxious thought
For future years? By faith be to light
Leave it to God I
Be it the battle of this life?
He fought it on eo and won the strife,
Who earth's rough ways has trod.
Be it The foe, who triumph Vaunts?
Jesus had foes, and liore their taunts;
Leave it to God 1
Leave it to God !
Be it the loss of worldly wealth,
Or yet, the sorer, loss or health?
All losses He makes good ;
In every loss there is some gain,
Some seed of grace in everv pain;
Leave it to God !
Leave it to God !
Be it the heavy weight of guilt?
The blood of Christ was freelv spilt.
And sin atoned bv blood.
Be it the littleness of faith?
Ask and be full, the promise saith ;
Leave it to God I
Leave it to God 1
Be it a dread to yield this breath,
That life-long bondage, fear of death.
The pang, the worm, the sod?
He cowpiereu death who victor lives,
He liveth, and who in Him lives;
Leaves all to God !
From the Salem Statesman.
We take pleasure in announcing
th success of any permanent manu
factures established in our State,
because each one so successful lavs
the foundation for other enterprises
and makes success more easily at
tainable. A year or so ago the Ore
gon Wooden Ware Manufacturing
Company was incorporated at Oregon
City and commenced work with im
proved machinery, the principal
stockholders being J. 1). Lils and
lien. Jlolladay, Jr. After a month's
run the propietors found the market
supplied and no demand for their
wares. The Oregon dealers had a
considerable stock on hand of goods
brought from abroad, and as soon as
California, manufactures found out
that we had such an establishment
they put down prices below cost to
kill oil the dawn of Oregon enter
prise. We are glad to know that at
last the permanence of our manufac
tures has overcome opposition "and
that their wares now inlly supply
our market, so that there is enough
demand to keep the manufactory
steadily at work. This has not been
aeeoiHiilis'ied without diiucnlty, it is
accomplished, and we are to that ex
tent independent of California, and
not rtnly find market for our wares
but also for the -.valuable timber so
abundant in Oregon. The Company
now manufactures all sorts of pails,
buckets, tubs, broom handles, firkins,
clothes horeses and other wooden
articles in general use, and will soon
commence making kegs. When at
the warehouse at Portland last week
we saw a tine lot of these goods pass
ing through, and certainly better
wooden ware never was made. The
Willamette "Milling Company of
Portland are preparing to manufac
ture stuff, for boxing for the China
trade and hope to establish a perma
nent business of that description, as
the Chinese have rather a peculiar
idea about packing cases. That com
pany also is to commence the manu
facture of wooden fruit boxes and
baskets, made of shaved material,
cut with sharp knives from steamed
wood. So it seems that we can turn
to profitable use the forests of fir,
spruce, ash and oak, in which our
country so greatly abounds.
A Tkki:ii5I.e Scandal. A popular
clergyman of Lmhalo returned from
an extended journey a few davs
since, and just as he alighted from
the cars and was receiving the con
gratulations of a crowd of delighted
parishioners, who had assembled to
greet him, an inebriated individual
following in his wake, seized him by
the hand, and exclaimed: "Well,
good by, old pard, I'm going further
and shall keep up the same old drunk
for a while yet, but you're pretty
well sobered up and you better keep
so! 1 'spect, as drinkin's rough when
a fellow s round home. Jhit you
know how to go on a gallus spree and
have a rum time just as good as any
pard I ever had, and you has my re
spect. Day-day, old buster."
Before the astonished clergyman
could gather his wandering wits the
hail fellow was off, leaving a terrible
scandal for the delectation of the
gossips of Buffalo, and a prospective
candidate for the lunatic asylum.
Didn't Get Fiughtened. Some
students fixed up a ghost and placed
it on the staircase of a Troy newspa
per office, the other night, and then
retired and awaited developements.
One of the editors came along and
didn't get frightened. lie disrobed
it, and now wears a $15 pair of pant
aloons, a S10 vest, a $7 pitir of boots,
and an .8 hat, while one of the stu
dents goes about without a vest, and
another roams through unfrequent
fcu streets wearing a very ancient
pair of pantaloons.
Never be above j-onr business, no
matter what that calling mav be, but
strive to be the best in that line.
He who turns up his nose at his
work, quarrels with his own sparks:
there is no shame about anv honest
calling. Don't be afraid of soiling
your hands; there is plenty of soap
to be had.
An effected young lady, on being
asked, in a large company, if she had
read Shakespeare, assumed a look of
astonishment, and replied: "Read
Shakespere! Of coarse I have; I read
that when it first came out."
Around the World by Rail.
The trip around the word nowa
days, taking the passage of the Isth
mus, of Suez, is become such an
ordinary journey that the undertak
ing is regarded as of little more im
portance than attached to a summer's
tour on the European Continent a
few years ago. Anvbodv may do it,
and already the chronic victims of
bore-doni have come to see nothing
in it. But from quite recent revela
tions it is likely that the round-the-world
tourist ten or a dozen years
hence will have a choice of routes.
A railway through Siberia, con
necting the Itussian and Chinese
capitals, is not merely a dream of
idle visionaries; but we are told the
project now belongs to ordinary rail
way enterprises of the day. The
topograph of the country presents no
insurmountable obstacle to the exe
cution of the plan, and the energy
of the Russian Government in pros
ecuting public works warrants the
assumption that the scheme will not
fail for lack of means to carry it for
ward. It is asserted that the Ural
mountains, as an impediment to a
a railroad from Europe into Asia,
amount to nothing; and it is shown
tiiat no serious difficulty is to be ap
prehended from snow, which does
not fall to such a depth in high lat
itudes as in more temperate regions.
M. Alexis de Lomonossoff, a member
of the Imperial Geographical ."Soci
ety of Russia, has communicated to
Mr. J. J. Casey, of New York, some
account of a Russian-Siberian-Chi-nese
railroad plan, and Mr. Chasey
has written a letter to the President
of the American Geographical So
ciety, reciting the more important
features of the project. In the
opinion of a special Commission,
appointed by a Russian Trade Asso
ciation, there are two practicable
routes through the middle region
of Russia and Western Siberia where
the ro.al would touch sections whose
rich local productions in cattle, tal
low, wool, bather, etc., would be a
source of revenue from freights, and
where abundance of coal may be
obtained. The account referred to
gives the names of a great number
of populous towns, either lying di
rectly in the route of the line desig
nated for a railway, or which could
be reached by short lateral linos.
Between the parallel of o0 deg and
(() deg. north latitude, t he snow
rarely exceeds an average of three
feet. The roads from St. Peters
burg to Moscow and Warsaw, and
other lines near sixty degrees of
r.orth latitude are not interferred
with thnr working on account of
snow. The descent of the Ural is so
easy that but little grading would be
required. It is not doubted that
the present overland Asiatic-European
trade would fully justify the
building of a railway, without tak
ing into, consideration the vast
increase of passenger travel which
would be certain to follow. On
some portions of the route, especial
ly favored by the Commission, the
scenery in summer is very fine.
The river, forest and lake scenery is
spoken of in warm terms. Some
doubt is expressed about the practi
cability of making a railw'ay connec
tion with the Amoor river, but sev
eral ports on the Pacific Ocean are
mentioned as terminal points of the
The Commissioners declare that a
Chinese-European railway is an ur
gent necessity, and speak evidently
with confidence in its entire feasibil
ity. They nay that for the benefit of
Russia the road must be begun as
soon as possible; that it would be
impossible to begin the construction
of such a large line simultaneously
in all its parts; but it must be com
pleted in sections. Judging from
the enthusiasm the project seems to
excite in Russia, in may not be too
much to expect that a trip around
the world by the way of San Fran
cisco, Pekin, St. Petersburg, London
and New York will be realized before
the world grows a dozen years older.
The Statesman tells this: A lady
living several miles from Dallas, left
home for that place one day last
week in search of a physician for her
husband who had been for a "long
time ill with a chronic complaint.
Upon her return home she took a
shorter cut than the usually- traveled
road. At one place she got down
to open the fence and was unable to
get back on her horse. A gentle
man passing by in search of some
horses that had got astray, seeing
her dilemma asked if he could be of
any assistance. lhe lady replied
that he could not, he passed on, and
had got but. a few rods awav when
she called him back and informed
him that she did indeed stand in
need of assistenee. The gentleman
gave her the aid she needed, and
covering the mother and child up
with a horse blanket, soon returned
from the nearest house with the
elderly females of the household, a
matrass and wagon. I lie lady and
the little stranger, who made hi
appearance upon the " field" of life
in so singular a manner were taken
home and are getting along we learn
"as well as could be expected under
the circumstances.
"Gf.nekocs Roosteus." A cross
eyed man cast a gloom over a De
troit street car, the other day, by ad
dressing one of seven men and stran
gers on the opposite scat, "if he had
any chewing tobacco handy." First
the seven strangers looked at each
other. Then the seven hands went
pocketward, and upon observing
this motion, each of the seven sup
posed his neighbor the one spoken
to and the seven nanus reiurneu
emptv. The cross-eye cast a rico
chet glance of indignation along the
line, and with the remark "a sweet
scented lot of generous roosters,
took a chew of his own tobacco.
The Modern Ilritish Yoke.
From the Evening News.
The thing that most exercises the
Radical crowd is the Litigant Act.
Discomfited in every other quarter,
they find the abuse of this measure
an unfailing source of comfort. It
is the last resort of those Radical
partisans who have exhausted every
resource of party rascality in carry
ing outtheirown schemes, as it is the
sorehead, who, having deserted his
party and disowned his principles,
seizes upon every available opportu
nity to signalize his efforts and dem
onstrate his zeal in behalf of the
side he has espoused. For many
months Ring papers, Conventions
and orators have dwelt with vehe
mence upon the enormity of the
crime against the public interests
that created and continued the ob
noxious measure. We can scarcely
persuade ourselves to accuse the sin
cerity of the men who have put on
the appearance of so much earnest
ness in their attacks. Thus, when
we are assured, by a recognized
mouth-piece of the party, that the
LitiganActis an infamous measure;
that it is " a violation of natural
rights;" that it is a second edition of
"the British yoke;" an outrage upon
the ordinary suitor, and a gross rob
bery of dead men's estates, we would
hardly imagine that the want of such
a law had been taken advantage of
to swindle a valuable estate of almost
its entire property, by causing to be
published the required legal notices,
relative to the same in an obscure
paper; or that the party to which
the act is particularly a grievance
had steadfastly maintained for years
a practice involving all of the objec
tionable features of the Litigant
Act, but possessing none of its re
deeming ones. The practice of con
ferring all advertising of a public
or judicial nature, required bylaws
of the United States, has been for
years, and is to-day, rigorously main
tained by the Radical party. Take
the advertising required in bank
ruptcy proceedings, in proceedings
in the Admiralty Courts, and in
other proceedings of a like general
character, had in the Courts of the
United States, and it will be found
that the general, if not inflexible,
rule has been to confirm all such ad
vertising to one particular paper, or
class of papers, and that a paper of
the Radical party. It matters not
th.it this is not done is pursuance of
an particular law or rule of Court,
so long as it is done. In some way,
and for some purpose, the usage has
been established, and has acquired
the binding force of law, of giving
all printing of this kind to some par
ticular Republican paper, without
any pretense of consulting the wish
es of the parties interested in these
proceedings. Nobody knows this
bi tter than the men who are making
loudest complaint of the Litigant
Law, and who have enjoyed the spe
cial privileges indicated.
Nor is this all, nor the most that
can be said on the subject. The im
mense advertising business of the
United States is bestowed upon the
partisan papers of t be dominant par
ty. It makes no difference, that the
people, who do not read these pa
pers, help to pay the taxes; that in
many instances the paper selected
may not be the one most generally
read in the locality in which the no
tice is designed to circulate and
that the public interests may require
the selection of a different advertis
ing medium. The Government se
lects its papers in which to perform
this advertising with sole reference
to their party character and party
influence. Consider the fact: Cer
tain Democratic newspapers have
been designated, in pursn:nce of
law, to do all judicial and legal ad
vertising under the laws of the State.
The Republican press and party
make the fact the excuse for the
most bitter complaints. They de
clare that it is a violation of " natur
al rights," "an outrage," a some
thing not essentially different from
the "British voke"," and yet the
United States Government has des
ignated and employed, to the exclu
sion of all others, certain Republican
papers as the medium in which all
advertisements of a public nature
should appear. If it is au outrage
that the News should do the legal
printing for this district, pray is it
not eqnallv an outrage that the Sec
retary of War should designate the
Ihtlliithi as the paper in which all
notices for bids to supply the differ
ent military posts shall bepublished ;
or that the Postmaster General
should do the same thing with ref
erence to proposals for mail con
tracts; or that the Government
should do the same thing with ref
erence to the laws of the United
States. The advertising business of
the United States is enormous. No
body ever heard of it being given in
any part to a Democratic paper or of
anopportunity being given to such
a paper to compete with others for
such advertising; yet it is a matter
in which the whole people have an
interest and which is paid for by
them. With what admiration then
shall we regard the assurance of the
litigant organs of the United States
in presuming to attack the litigant
organs of the State ?
NoiEttous Titles. The editor of
a AVisconsin paper says: "Wednes
day's mail brought us a letter ad
dressed 'Rev.,' another the 'Hon.,'
another 'Col.,' and the last 'Esq.
On the way to dinner we accidentally
stepped on a woman's trail, and she
addressed us thus: ' You brute.'"
Offees a Premium A Pennsylvania
farmer offers a premium cliromo
with every load of manure bought of
The Only Change An impecuni
ous citizen said the only change he
was allowed was that of the weather.
Dolph's Lies.
From the Salem Mercury.
On the occasion of the slim meet
ing held in the Court House in Port
land, on the night of the 12th inst..
to ratify the Republican nomina
tions, lately made in this city, one
J. N. Dolph, the attorney of Ben
Ilolladay, paid by the year by the
railroad corporations to do their
dirty work, was ordered out to ex
pose himself in the most ridiculous
manner by asserting all sorts of lies
about the present State Administra
tion. Dolph, attorney for Holladay,
said that the State Treasurer was al
lowed fees to the amount of j?1000.
To organize and support the Treas
ury, the act of 1870 provided that
there be an Assistant Treasurer, and
for compensation of
the Assistant
xieasurer ana ior cieiK nire, mere
should be allowed one-half of one
per cent, for receiving ami paj-ing
out all the moneys of the Treasury.
Supposing the average receipts have
been 300,000 this would amount to
3,000 a year for all this work and
for the responsibility of the custody
of the funds, in support of the office
and the Assistant Treasurer. He
falsely asserted that the Treasurer
drew a per eentage for receiving
and paying out school moneys and
swamp land moneys. Nothing is
received by the Treasurer on their
Dolph next attacked the Locks
with all the falsehoods and misrep
resentations of two years ago, which
are so well understood by the peo
ple, that we need not refer to them.
But to spice his stale discourse on
this subject he coined a new lie to
the effect that Governor Grover was
a stockholder and was interested in
the Willamette Falls Canal and
Lock Company, which we have au
thority for pronouncing absolutely
and unqualifiedly false. This state
ment of tli is falsifying corporation
attorney is not only false, but must
have been well known to the utterer
to be false at the time he made the
Governor Grover has kept clear of
all connection with all claims of cor
porations which might influence his
action as a public officer, and Dolph,
being inside of the railroad corpora
tions, has good opportunity to find
this out.
Dolph attacks the appropriation
for building a new Penitentiary and
for Health Officers as though" they
were not the best measures ever
adopted by the Legislature, which
they are.
The grossest lie told by the Holla
day attorney is as follows: "In ad
dition to the app:o riations before
mentioned, the appropriation in
cluded in the general appropriation
bills and sundry small appropriations
of that session amount in round
numbers to 015,928, abount 455,000
of which was for the expenses of the
first two years of the Grover Admin
istration. And the total expenditures
and appriations of the first two years
of the Grover Administration amount
in round numbers to nearly or quite
five times as much as the expenses of
the State Government for the last
two years of the Woods Administra
tion." "Let us look into the record
from which t he attorney pretends to
draw his facts, and we read on page
45, Secretaiy May's report for 1870,
as follows :
Abstract or warrants drawn on the State
Treasurer from September 10th, IStiS, to
Set tember 10th, IS70.
Total $277,005 40
Denelencv lelt over 2,hhoo
Interest accrued 3ti,0 M) 00
' I ' ... i r . 1 1 i - . i
$315,3; 15 40
This is the actual cost of the last
two years of the Woods Administra
tion. The item of 30,000 was actu
ally paid by the people as interest on
State warrants which were delayed
in payment on account of the con
spiracy which resulted in breaking
up the Legislature of 1SG8 without
making the appropriations. The re
sult was, the money was left to be
used by speculators and the public
warrants went unpaid. Take this
actual cost of the last two years of
Wood's Administration from the
sum of all the appropriations given
by Dolph and we have the following:
Total appropriations of 1870, cover
ing revious two years and com
ing two years 5C 15,928
Expended on account of Woods'
Administration 315,90.)
Left over for the next two3-cnrs....$3K),023
This showing will be still worse
for Dolph when we state that the
Woods Administration did nothing
for a Tug Boat or Health Officer at
the mouth of the Columbia river;
supported no schools for mutes;
maintained no Land Office in Eastern
Oregon; had no Executive office or
office of the Board of School Land
Commississioners; kept no records
of State deeds: nor was any of the
public work, required by law to be
done to secure the titles to the pub
lic lands, attended to in any manner.
All these matters caused a certain
amouut of public expense for offices,
lights, fuel, stationery, etc., which
cost nothing during Woods' Admin
istration because wholly neglected,
but during the present Administra
tion they have all been necessarily
and properly incurred.
The appropriation for contingent
expenses of the several departments
of the State was 21,000 for Woods'
last two years, and only 13,000 for
the first two years of the present ad
ministration. The records show this,
yet May left bills unpaid to the
amount of 2,000, making the ex
penditures for the last two years of
Woods' Administration 26,000
double the amount of the first two
years of the present administration.
The other statements of Dolph are
of a piece with those examined.
The Holladay ri .g lied the election
through two years ago and expect to
lie it through this year. But as the
people found that all proved but a
hollow and corrupt falsity then, thev 1
cannot and will not give ear to the i
same class of falsehoods now. Two
years ago the Democratic party was
crushed down by. the weight of Hol
laday imports and fraudulent and
purchased votes. Now it is quite
different. The eye of the law is on
the scoundrels and the corruption
fiinds have fallen short. We have
not the slightest doubt of complete
triumph, over all falsehood and fraud.
Faint Praise.
From the Oregonlan.
nere is the
kind of send-off the
Jitilletin, ring organ, gives
oreran. cives Carev
Johnson, ring candidate for Judge
of this District?
"Hon. W. C. Johnson, candidate
for Judge in the Fourth District, is
too well known to need anv intro-
dnction to the people through the
press, or any recommendation from
any quarter. He possesses fair legal
ability; his probity has never been
called in question; he is a Republi
can of strong convictions, though he
has never been an extreme partisan;
he is industrious and attentive to
business, and will make a conscien
tious and painstaking magistrate.
We hope to see him elected by a flat
tering majority."
"Possesses fair legal ability."
This is just the least thing that could
be said of a candidate for the Su
preme Bench by the organ of the
party that nominated him. Under
the circumstances it is not a recom
mendation, but an apology. It is
exactly equivalent to saying, "Well,
since the man is nominated, we must
do the best we can for him." But
the Bulletin says truly that Carey is
a man of " fair" ability. We do not
use the term in just the same sense
as the Bulletin.
But the next remark, " that his
probity has never been called
in question," is not true. His pro
bity has been, and that recently,
called in question in a most serious
matter, and many people call it in
question at this time. We are not
among these, and do not wish to be
set down among them, and refer to
the subject only because of the
broad and incorrect statement of the
ring paper. We said personally to
Mr. Johnson, some time since, more
than we have said through the Ore
gonian, and probably as much as we
shall say in the canvass; we are not
disposed to allow a statement so gen
eral as this to go forth for the benefit
of the ring candidate, unless it is
But the coldest thing in the Bnl
lethis faint praise is the remark that
Carej- will make a good "magis
trate." We should think he would-.
A judge, when acting as a magis
trate," is simply a Justice of the
Peace. There is another definition
of the word, but this is the ordinary
one. We should think Johnson
would pray to lie delivere I from his
friends, unless he has made up his
mind that the rin paper has so far
lost its influence among respectable
people as to be incapable of harming
The latest and most unheard of
thing, in the "bornin"' line, comes
to ns from Junction City, in this
county. A family residing there luid
a hen turkey, but no gobbler; nor
was there any in that vicinity. There
was, however, a rooster belonging to
the same people, and between this
rooster and the hen turkey there
sprang up an intimacy which ripen
ed into mutual regard, has been at
tended with peculiar results. The
turkey laid thirteen eggs and, as an
experiment, they were duly "set"
The peculiarity of the situation was
soon noised about and the unani
mous opinion seemed to be that those
eggs would never hatch. Promptly
on' time, come ten little "hybrids
half chicken, half turkey seven of
which are now living and doing well,
three having died. TJie young fowls
are said by those who have seen them
to be somewhat larger than chicks,
their bodies being turkey-shaped,
but having unmistakable chicken
heads. Considerable interest is man
ifested in this novel family. How
many are there of each sex? Will the
males be roosters and gobble? Or will
they be gobblers and crow? Did ever
any body hear of such a cross be
fore? Yreka Union
Unbearable Tykannt Oveistheown
Max Adler says: We learn from an
exchange that "The Legislature of
Massachusetts has lately passed a
law making it necessary that a dozen
eggs weigh one and one-half pounds."
We approve of this. The hens have
too long had their own way in this
business of laying eggs, and they
have constantly defraudod the pub
lic. It is high time this outrage was
crushed, and we are glad that the
Legislature of Massachusetts is go
ing to do it. If free American citizens
are to be imposed upon with impun
ity by debauched and corrupt chick
ens, the government for which Wm.
Penn fought and John Hancock died,
is a disgraceful failure.. Hereafter
Massachusetts hens will either have
to lay two-ounce eggs or emigrate.
The people will submit to their ty
ranny no longer. They have borne
the yolk until it has become unen
durable. They denounce present
prices for present eggs as eggstortion,
and in hens they demand a reform
with the determination to draw up
this chicken bill and pullet through
the legislature.
Suppressed. Intending to be
pathetic, the editor of the MeCon
nelsville Herald wrote of a "beautiful
girl stranded in a gale," but the
fiendish compositor set it hp 44 beau
tiful girl straddled on a rail." The
editor's pathos was suppressed, and
so was the compositor.
The Cincinnati Inmtirer officer to
bet S500 that no fashionable lad v v-
er croes to bed wit mnt firsf. lnnlrmir
in the looking glass.
A Successful Temperance Movement.
From the Dan bury Xeww
A resident of Ward Sixteen in
Boston, believing that drinking liq
uor was a pernicious custom, reso
lutely set his face against the sa
loons, and put a barrel of ale in the
cellar. On the first evening of the
purchase he repaired to the cellar to
tap his ale, taking a kerosene lamp
with him. On reading .the barrel
he thoughtfully sat the lamp on the
floor in a direct line with the soot
lje was o tap, and taking the faucet
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111 uut: imuu " urove in me nung
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and meant to have applied the faucet
at once. But the power at the vent
was so great that the faucet was
knocked from his hanil, and the lamp
being in direct range was upset and
put out in a Hash. A less sanguine
party would have strait way plunged
up stairs for another lamp, but he'd
find that faucet in the dark if it took
him seventy-five years to do it. He
dropped on his knees, and described
various circles with his hand, wbilo
the foaming and sputtering ale whis
tled uninterruptedly. He moved
around swifter and ftwifter, losing
the calmness born of his determina
tion, at every unsuccessful return
of his encircling hand. He bumped
his head against other barrels and
scratched his knees on the floor,
and was bombarded in the face and
neck and under the coat tail by the
fierce steam. But he would 'find that
faucet. He beat the cemenP surface
with his fist, and prayed, and howl
ed, and screamed, and wepf. But
he would'nt go after a light. The
flying ale got into his throat and
choked him, and into his nose and
made him sneeze. It ran from his
eyes and his ears, and down his face;
and neck from his hair. But he
wouldn't give up. And down there
on his knees in the dark and flying
liquid, he stayed like an honest and
honerable citizen until lie found that
faucet, and jammed it into the bar
rel. Then he felt his way up stairs,
and appeared to his family with a
want of congruity in his appearance
that was painful to behold. The
blood from a scratch over the eye
had mingled with the flecks of foam
and trickling ale, and these in turn
were loaded with dust and cobwebs.
His hair and clothing were saturated
and one eye was completely closed
while the other glared upon the horror-stricken
family in unconscious
ferosity. But he had found that
faucet, and he would have found it
if he bad stayed down there until
Canada had frozen over we think
he said Canada. Then he went up
stairs and went to bed. G O
The FivepDaughteks. A gentle
man had five daughters, all of whom
he brought up to some useful andTre
spectable occupation in life. These
daughters married, one after another
with the consent of their father. The
first married a gentleman by the
name of Poor; the second, a Mr. Lit
tle: the third, a Mr. Short; the fourth
a Mr. Brown; and the fifth a Mr.
Kogg. At tl e wedding of the latttr,
her sisters, with their husbanbs,were
present. After the ceremonies of the
wedding were over, the old gentle
man.said to the guests: I have taken
that they might act well their part
in life; and from their advantages
and improvements I fondly hoped
that they would do honor to their
family; and now I find that all my
pains, cares and expectations have
turned out nothing but a Poor. Lit
tle, Short, Brown, Hoc.
In High Glee. Two litth? girls,
cousins, not a hundred miles from
P.ovidence, R. I., went to bed the
other night in high glee over some
secret. After they were asleep, the
mother of the younger, going into
their room, had her attention drawn
to two little slipsQof paper pinned to
the wall, one over each little head.
They proved to be rude attemptst
illuminations in colored crayons,
and ran thus: "Oh, dear Jesus
Christ, send mamma a bady; may it
not be twins. Amen."
English Swells. A genleman
was walking down Congress street
behind two English swells, wjien he
overheard the following conversa
tion; " 'Arrv, mv boy,'' said one,
"What's o'clock?" The other felt
for his watch, and exclaimed, "Bv
Jove h'l've left h'it h'at h'ome." "
Then, turning to a boot-black stand
ing by he said "my lad, what's
o'clock?" "What's a clock?" says the
lad; "why, you darn fool, it's a thing
as big as your head, with hands on
it." Englishmen passed on.
A Sweeping Bkoadslde The edit
or of the Warsaw, Ivy. Record, "rings
the bell" in tle following compendi
ous and comprehensive five line par
agraph; and conclusively shows that
he has arrived at a proper apprecia
tion of General Grant's favorite Con
gressman: "Ben Butler says that the
newspapers slander him. This we de
ny ; as there is not a word in the Eng
lish vocabulary that can be construed
into anything like a slander against
such a beast.
Grumbling. The business does
not make the man, it is the man that
makes the business. Grumbling and
complaining is not going to help the
farming interest of the State. Give
the various crops the thought and la
bor they demand, and it will be found
that the cry, "farming don't pay, "is
all moonshine. We must help our
selves andnotdepend nponsympathy ,
and resolutions, and newspaper arti
cles of complaint. Men who think a
great deal and work earnestly, have
not much time to waste on grumbling."
Georgia, known before the war as
the Empire State of the South, is
now determined to rightfully hold
that appellation. She has thirty four
cotton and woolen mills