Oregon City enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1871-188?, October 29, 1875, Image 1

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Farmer, Basils .Han, & Family Circle.
OfflCIAL pape fos clacxamas CO.
OFFICE In E.vtkrpkhk Btiiltlln?, one
door soutrt of Masonic r.uildins. Main St.
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Sinsle Copy One Year, In Advance...
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Transiontp advertisements. Including
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$: 2.50
Meets evcrv Thursday iv,
evuiiinat 7 d'do;-k, in the $?ix-
Odd lMhws llall, Main Hv;y
street. Members of the Or-
dor are invito 1 to attend. IVy order
2s . J .
Rioiv.otJCA o:
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I. O. O. V., Meets on the
.Souon. I and Fourth Tues
day evening- each nioiith,
'7 'j 'i-li in the Odd
l-Vllow.s ; 1 .til. Membersof the iK'jrrec
art! invited to attend. j
tV. A. M., Holds its regular com- L-
iiiunicatioiis on the First and V
T.iird Saturdays in eaeii month,
at 7 o'clock from the2iHh ofSep. ;
tenibiT to tha -Oili of March ; and! 7'
o'clock from the tilth of Mareh tultlie
IMuh f Sfjtcuiher. Uretlirea in t,',o l
Kl.itiiling are invited tu attend.
I'.y order ot W. yi .
KAM.S MXCAMPJli'lNT XO. i.slo.
(). F., Mi'cN at O Id Fellows 0
H dl onthii First and Third Tues
d.iy of each month. P itri ftehs Si
wyt standing are invited to attejiu.
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POltTI VX1 I.i Opitz's new brick,
Fir-it sir.-. t.
CITY Charm an's brie!
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Ci-t'goii CLtv, OiH'gou;
S ..-.-.j ii iitt-'ntion iv.Mi to loanin.-r Mon'-y.
:lijj l-'r ni ro : i in Kntkufkisk buiUi-
Oragon Gity, Oregon.
nJWill pru-tic in all the Courts of thfi
Stat?. Sp.-i-ial attention Riven to casc"S in
the U. S. baud Oi!e- at On-jjon City.
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A T T O R : I E Y A T - L A W ,
Oil EG ON.
Pope's Tin Store, Main
FNtuMished since 'll. at tli old tmid.
Main Strvct, Orvion City, Oregon.
An assortment of Wathos,.Tewl-
vv rv.and S -th Ttiomas' Wt'ijilit Clicks
'r4 : all of which are warranted to bo as
w'2 r prf nt"d.
-t:urlm; iliu on short notice, a.va
th.inkful for past patronage.
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in Ft,r.L-c l!itiAntin IVrfum-
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Orrun City, Oregon.
P-VAttho Tost Omet",
Main street, east
V of Family (irocries to be found in t ne
Wv. All
11 i:oou warranted, (foods delivered
In the city fre of charge. The highest cash
uricopl,! forco'intrv proluee.
"roaon City. March 2S. 187:i.
v ouipaiiy of Oregon Citj will pay the
cV.I Lno-Charman Is authorized to pur--i.ise
f(rtho Company.
TH0S chxpatav u . President,;
firPrvA n rA" Secret arv.
r Ron City, July 28, 175 a f
Wanted, to know tlie whereabouts
of John U. Ilolniiin, who emigrated I
from t lie State of Virginia in the year
of 1355, anil was last heard ot in
Vancouver, W. T., in 1SG8. Any in-
ioimauon concernms; mm will bei,i Mf:- -
thankfully received by S. W. Ho!- !
man, Maxie,
Henry Hedges, of Woodburn, has
succeeded in capturing James Whit
ney, the Lluttevilltj incendiary. Well
done, Mr. Lane.
The war of races was the fight be
tween a German and colored woman,
in a Portland school house, last
Suit has been commenced by the
Wilson heirs against the city of Sa
lem for the possession of the parcel
of land known as Marion Squ3e
J. W. Kedington, of Salem, wants
to know ho whereabout, of ianl A.
Sijeiinan, v,'uu started for Southern
Oregon two months ago, juid das not
been heard of since.
The horse Mark Tvin has been
sold for Sil.000.
The rainy weather appears to be
waking up the Portland "cracks
men." It is said the new steamboat, City
of Salem, "will be able to navigate
dry land, providing there is a heavy
dew on the grass.'
Jameso Logan escaped from the
Albany jail last Tuesday. The Sher
iff don't know what he escaped for,
as he was well treated and winter is
s-.-tting i:i. o
Tbe bazar and fair held by the
Sisters of Charity on the fair grounds
hist week, for the benefit of theAcad
emy of the Sacred Heart, of Salem,
was very successful, proceeds being
Cr2,;U52 15.
A meeting of the stockholders of
the. Corvallis and Ya(u;na IviilroaJ
Company was held in Corvallis on
last Saturday. .Directors were elect
ed for the follow inc; year, as follows:
J. C. Averv, Cha-.'P. Ilogne, Ji. W.
Wilson, J. M. Currier, J. 11. liayley,
. Ilartless, Jo: e;h Hamilton, Hiram
i-'licliiiiger aim M. Jacobs.
The contract for finishing up the
inside work on the new c.ipitol build
ing, consisting of plumbing, plaster
ing, painting and carpenter work,
was awarded by the board of Capi
tol eomiiii-sioic'i s on Tuesday to Mr.
W. S. Ham, f Portland, for the sum
of ;J,1:J5, .hc ? furnish all mater
ial, except lumber, which is to be
furnished by the commissioners.
The bids were :-iteen in number,
ranging from .V2-1,1'.)5 to 828,400.
Mr. Hum's being tlie lowest, Avas
awarded the contract.
Il'ickwell, tV.e horse-trainer,
onus the JU:yriiy:i that one ot his
men start from Salem early Monday
morning for tin purpose of co:n ey
ing his tent and aparatns to Amity,
where an exhibition was to be given
and a school of instruction opened,
when jw-ar Spong's ferry, he was
stoppe.l by a party of half-breeds,
who drew tneir instols noon him.
md swore they would not allow him
to proceed further. After a short
parley he found it impossible to go
inv further without causing blood
shed, so he returned to Salem.
A dozen families of immigrants
have settled in the vicinity of Ellens-
b'.irpr. Currv Co.. this fall, and still
there is roem for more.
The New York Tribune informs ns
that J. A. Cheek, a prominent citizen
of Durham, N. C, committed suicide
recently by hanging himself with a
mosquito net. "Cheek!"
The Indianapolis Journal says: "A
Pike county, Ind., boy killed himself
drinking 'colored lemonade' at the
county fair." Boys, bear this in
mind, and let every father of an econ
omical turn, cut this out and keep it
in his pocket-book for reference.
The X. Y. Sun says: "Uismark is
cultivating a sycatnore in his garden,
back of the Foreign Oh'ice, sent him
by American Germans in 1S72, for a
birthday present. His gardner thinks
him a great man, chiellv because he
occasionally asks him, 'Well, Franz,
how is the sycamore getting along?" "
The gardner ought to tell him it is
sirAer more frequently, and perhaps
he'd get a Christmas present for be
ing a smarty.
From the X. Y. Post we learn that
in a bale of the new crop of cotton
received at Providence the other day.
there were found fifteen pounds and
three ounces of old iron. This must
have been intended for the manufac
ture of gun cotton.
The Orange Gazette says: "Xot
only is it a fact, according to an ex
change, that no bald headed man
was ever known to have the con
sumption, but no case of the bald
headed ever becoming insane is re
corded. This has just been discov
ered." This report was started bv a
newly-married Oregon citizen whesi
hair is rapidly disappearing.
The Atlantic Times says "there is
a pig with the hoofs of a mule on ex
hibition at Butler, Ga." Whew! A
pig-headed mule! Can you imagine
anything more obstinate?
ir.e papers say there are forty
thousand marriageable girls in Cali
fornia. Boys, what's the matter with
From the Wilmington Weekly we
learn that the brandy from Delaware
peaches is not sis good as usual this
year. The charaetor of the Wilming
ton Weekly for veracity was never of
, t ie best, and we are constrained to
i sav that we cannot believe this dis
tressing news
until we have had
several chances of testing for ourself.
Ames' Election Methods.
Chicago Times' Washington Letter
Senator Alcorn of Mississippi, who
has been in town several days plac
ing his two little girls in the convent
school at Georgetown, relates no end
7 ,7 rZ 'PP' pianta-
tiou life
plantation where he employs 1,000
"n.um uvea )on a
negroes, ana ue says he never had
any trouble with them. In among
these 1,000 men, there are no end of
secret societies, an. I every night there
are marchings and counter-marching
all over his place. Still, any of these
commotions have never caused him
or any of his family to fear an insur
rection. Illustrative of how the ne
groes are led about by the nose by
unprincipled nen, the Senator relates
an umusijg story: During his last
C'lnvass against Ames for the Gover-
fill . . .
iiorsnip oi the otate, there was a very
eager contest. As Alcorn employed
upward of 1,000 men on his planta
tion, it was feared by the Ames men
that they would all vote for their
employer. Upon the plantation is
one old patriarch by the name of
"Shep," who was the property of
Alcorn before the war, and who had
the most of his life seen service on
the Alcorn plantation. One day a
small-sized, dapper-mannered carpet
bagger came up to Alcorn's planta
tion, and went around secretly elec
tioneering among the negroes. He
discovered that Shep was a leader
among them all, and unless he gained
him over it would be useless to look
b votes for Ames on the plantation.
He fell into conversation with Shep,
and gathered from him the scanty
details of his pat life. He then went
away without sij-ing a word to Shep
about the election.
Several weeks after that, and a
short time before the election, a
large letter postmarked Washington,
and resplendent with red seals and
ollicial stamps, came to the Alcorn
plantation, addressed to Shep. It
was an event in the old man's life.
A meeting of his favorite secret soci
ety was at once called, and some one
of the presiding officers who could
read was detailed to open and read
the awe-inspiring document. It was
as follows:
" E.cerxtire Jfrusioa. Wtr.7iijiyt.)t,
D. C, llewhjtmrlers of lite Ar.jtj awl
Xari and (i lorioti.i Common wen'th.
Mr Dk.u: Shep: Although you live
at a great distance from me, and al
though you are only one of my many
colored children, yet I know all
about you, and often have my eye
upon you. You were born on a
plantation near Lynchburg, in Vir
ginia. You were owned there by a
man by the name of Charles Somers.
Some vears before the. war you were
sold toMr. Alcorn in Mississippi. I
know Julius, Ilobert and James Hen
ry Augustus, your boys, as well as
Susan Ann, Jane and lloxanna Vir
ginia, your daughters. You seo,c
Shep, that although I am a very
great man, I know all about my
children. I have a watchful care
over you all, and have a plan to
make you fill happy. I want you to
vote for General Ames for Governor
this fall, and my dear Shep, I will
give you my reasons for so wishing.
In the lirst place. General Ames is
my officer in your State, and I want
you to obey him. Mr. Alcorn is an
old slave-holder; you must not vote
for him. If General Ames is elected,
I propose to cut up Mr. Alcorn's
plantation and give it to the slaves,
who so many years worked for him
for nothing. I will give you, my
dear Shep, your choice out of the
lots when it is cut up. Do not for
pret to do all you can to get votes for
Ames. Good-bye, my dear Shep.
Your friend and" benefactor,
U. S. Ghant,
The great General of the Amy
and Navy, and Commander of the
Common wealth."
The letter carried Sher completely
by storm. ' An angel from heaven
could not have convinced him that
the letter was not from the President.
He voted for Ames, and carried up
ward of 500 votes with him.
The above related incident is only
one of the many ways used by un
scrupulous politicians to hood-wink
the simple-niinded aud gullible ne-
Axgoka Goats. Messis. Carey &
Myres have been engaged for several
years in raiding goats iu this and the
adjoiningcounty of Calaveras. Myres'
range is about four miles from Sutter
Creek, and that of Carey is in Salt
Springs Valley, in Calaveras, some
thirty-five miles distant. Lately
their goats have increased to such an
extent that the range became over
stocked, and they were compelled to
reduce their herds. On Saturday
last they drove a band through Sutter
Creek consisting of 1,000 head, which
thev intend taking into Southern
Orecron to sell. Thev are of the An
gora kind, suitable for breeding, and
among them are many tine bucks.
The owners informed us that they
had found the business of go it br HMl-
in" a very profitable one. lhey find
a ready market for the mohair in San
Francisco at one dollar per pound
From San Francisco the mohair is
shipped direct to the alpaca works
at .Jamestown, A., ana mere con
vertp.l into fabrics. As much as
fifty thousand pounds of mohair has
ioon thbn.pd from this stata this
season. Sutter Creek (Cal.) hnsijn.
A m odium w ho arrived in Dnbu
nn a short time aero, has performed
the remarkable feat of rendering
himself invisible, much to the regret
of his landlord and his washerwo
m in.
Fkcak of Natcke. An Oregon
City smarty says he had three hands
the other day, his right, left, and
! running for the train he got a little
behind hand,
Judge Kelly, editor of the Idaho
St'ifismnn, is canvassing Boise county
for subscribers. We wish him good
Three hundred emigrants. Swedes,
Scandinavians, Dutch, Scotch, Eng
lish hud Irish, arrived at Salt Lake,
Thursday, iu charge of a Mormon
Lieutenant Colonel Grover, in
spector of the department of the
Platte, has just finished an inspection
of all the forts ia Utah, Wyoming
and Montana, ' "
It is estimated that the yield of
gold and silver from the mines of
Colorado for the first six months of
the present vear foots up in gold,
.1,052,70".), and in silver, $1,101,000.
It ii rumored that a company of
Eastern and Western men, with a
capital of $1,000,000, to operate the
cattle trade between Colorado and
vr.... : i firi
Y J UllllUg
and Chicago, has been
The report of the committee of the
Northern Pacific llailroad, made to
the meeting of the stockholders on
the 2.1, shows that the patented and
certified lands of the company re
m.tiuing unsold synount to about
000,000 acres, all in Minnesota and
Dakota. Their sale is postponed to
such a day as the court may hereafter
order. Bonds to the amount of 20,
000,000 have been deposited with the
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company
to carry ou the plan of reorganiza
tion. The powers of attorney receiv
ed by the committee make a total of
about $20,000,000, or more than live
sixths of tlie whole, and large addi
tions art? being made daily. In con
clusion, the committee say that a
mortgage of 20,000,000 has been
substantially foreclosed, and a reor
ganisation effected in less than six
mouths; 550 miles of the road are
now in paying operation, and tlie
property includes a domain of nearly
10,000,000 acres of laud, and 25,000
woru for every mile of new road
built,-as a basis for future operation.
So many outrages have been com
mitted lately On the road between
Forts Laramie and Fetterman that
General Crook has ordered a com
pany of cavalry to do constant patrol
duty on that route.
The newly elected legislators of
Xew Mexico are scheming to get the
territorial eapitol away from Sa9ita
Fe, where it has been located for as
many decades as there art fingers
and thumbs on your hands.
A Montana paper says that Mr. M.
Stot. e, livings near Gaifney, cut this
season 100 acres of wheat, some of
which kdded 50 bushels to the acre.
nia, simply to raise wheat.
From the Idaho 11 "urhl we learn
that Hooten it Flhott, the owners ot
the Sub Koza quartz mine, in Boise
county, have realized from a crush
ing of thirteen days in Plowman's
mill, something between eignt and
nine thor.3.ui. dollars.
The Seattle TKapatch savs that
within the past few days eight In
dians have appeared before the clerk
of the United States district court, in
at city, and made oath of their in
tention to become citizens of the
United Slates and the severance of
their tribal relations.
Mr. Steve Henderson informs the
Statesman that he has discovered a t
very rich ledge of silver about five
anles Irom Boise city, and that Air.
J. Piukham had an assay made of
the rock, which went $o20 to the ton.
Mr. Henderson has also found a mine
of alum near town, and it is well
known that there is a coal mine of
excellent quality near Fort Boise.
The northern end of San Juan is
land, W. T., must be very near His
Satanic Majesty's dominions. They
have found a sulphur mine there of
great extent.
A farmer from Lake Washington
informs the Seattle Tribune of the
19th that he raised onions this season
on his place at the rate of 1,150 bush
els to the acre. Xine and ten hun
dred bushels are claimed every year
for various parts of the Territory.
Two veins of coal have been dis
covered in and adjacent to Steila
cooni. A Panic-Maker.
General Butler cannot forego his
demagogism, whether in office or out
of office. If any w ay exists whereby
mischievions doctrines can be incul
cated this prophet of evil is sure to
find it, and to avail of it. The most
recent demonstration of this fact is
the letter to the United States Legal
Tender Club of Xew York. General
Butler has no power of exciting the
community at present. His influence
is broken with all classes of society.
And the latest missive emanating
from him should destroy all faith in
his ability to counsel for any good
purpose whatever. His hobby to-day
happens to be inflation, which he
constantly holds up as the panacea
for the prostration of busines. He
avows his enmity to sound prin
ciples of finance, and sustains his
propositions by appealing to the ex
perience of those overtaken by finan
cial distresses.
Xo schoolboy but knows that the
depression in manufactures princi
pally comes from over production.
The facilities and power of manufac
turing have increased out of propor
tion to the absorbing capacity of the
community. So far as the currency
affects this? part of business, return
ing confidence, based on a sound,
stable circulating medium, would
doubtless tend to reduce the excess
of fabrics, and distribute larger
quantities of them among solvent
p u r c h asers. Boston Traiiscrij t .
BY I... B. CAKE.
Well, wife, we're here at home again.
J ust you and I alone ;
How strangely still the old house seems
With all tlie children gone!
All, inel how often I nave thought,
When worried with their noise,
What joy we'd see when they grew up,
Those shouting girls and boys.
They've done as other children do,
Done just as we did, wife;
Their children will do so by them,
So runs the warp of life;
But could I change one single thread,
In life's full woof, to-day,
IM bring the children home to wait,
Till we should go away.
I've thought so much of that new game
We helped the children play ;
The one with mallets, bails and wires,
With that queer name Croquet.
'Tisn't much like the games we played,
More like the game of life,
That you and I have learned to plaj',
Since you became my wife.
They chooso their partners, make their
All for position aim ;
Strive to lie first from archto arch,
And winner in the tintue, O
Cn quet "positioned folks" away,
Drive others from the ground
Some fall behind, some rove, some win ;
Thus runs the game around.
Together through the wickets, wife,
.Since partners we became,
We've run tlie weary score of Iifj
And soon we'll close the game.
The sun dips low, the friends that look
Drop one by one away ;
Few will be left upon the ground,
When we shall cease to play.
The night conies creeping darkly on,
The shadows round us blend ;
But I can see tlie arches plain,
Between us aud the cud ;
The curfew call lroni'ar Away,
Will soon come o'er the heather;
The arches won, I only pray
We may go out together.
Origin ofilie Term Itrothcr Jonathan.
The story of the origin of the above
termtCas related many years ago, to
the editor of the IZortcich Courier, by
a gentleman over eighty years of age,
who was an active participator in the
scenes of the Involution, is as fol
lows. When General Washington, after
being appointed commander of the
army of the llevoluticnary war, came
to Massachusetts to organize it and
make preparations for the defense of
the country, ho found a great want
of amunition and other means neces
sary to lr.ec-t the powerful foe he had
to contend with, and great difficulty
to obtain them. If attacked in such
condition, the cause at once might
be hopeless. On one occasion, at
that anxious jieriod, a copsultation
of the officers and others was held,
when it seemed no way could be de
vised to make such preparation as
was necessary. His Excellency, Jon
athan Trumbull, the elder, was then
Governor of the State of Connecticut,
o9i whose judgment and aid the Gen
eral placed the greatest reliance, and
remarked, "We must consult Brother
Jonathan on the subject." The Gen
eral did so, and tiie Governor was
successful in supplying many of the
wants of the army. When difficulties
afterward arose, and the army was
spread over the country, it became a
by-word, "We must consult Brother
Jonathan." The term Yankee is still
applied to a portion, but "Brother
Jonathan" has now become a desig
nation for the whole country, as John
Bull has for England.
Watei'spotjts. Mr. Charles II.
Allen, F. R. G. S., writes to the
London Times: "Being in Calais, in
August, 18i0, 1 noticed while walking
on the beach a very black cloud,
which hung like a thick curtain over
ti.o SPH and stood out in sincular
contrast to the brightness of the sur
rounding sky. Presently a flash of
lighting came from the cloud, and it
ns immediately followed nv a tun
nel-shaped projection, which was
continued as a thin ueit to tne sur
face of the sea. Its apparent height
was about a mile. The water on the
sea was boiling in fierce commotion
as though vast masses of rain water
were being poured upon it in a sin
gle stream. This continued for
about ten minutes, during which
time the long streamer waved about
iu the wind; the cloud gradually be
came less black, and at last the wav
in" belt broke asunder. The spout
moved along the sea at a rapid pace,
and had it met with a large vessel,
or had its course been over the land,
your pages would have had some dis
aster to chronicle. I believe this
spout had its originin the black cloud
and was not water raised in a whirl
wind. I have seen dust columns
carried to a great height in Australia
but their motion was upward, and
not downward, as in the case of this
great waterspout."
Judge Miller is a very successful
politician, and at one time knew
every voter in his district. Time,
however, has faded theJndge's mem
ory a little, although he will not ad
mit it. He shakes hands with, and
pretends to know everybody.
He was holding court in Miller
county a short time ago, and was ap
proached by a long lubberly speci
men of the Osage hills, who held out
his paw and:
" How d'ye do, Judge; you odon't
know me, do you?"
" Oh, yes," said the Judge. "How
is your father?"
Osager. "Oh, he's been dead
eleven years!"
Judge. "Sire enough, but how
i vonr mother?"
Osager. " Why she's been dead
eighteen years!"
Judge. AVell, hotf the devil are
yon? iou ain t dead, 1 know!"
Tlii lirnnndifc down bt oi-nn-.l
which soon adjourned to the nearest
grocery, to irinK to the live man s
health, Sedaiiae Bazoo.
m p.
Night in Oregon Citt. Oh, you
ought to come out here and see how
dark it is!" "How could I see if it's
as dark as you say ?"
Cabinet Changes and their Rea-sons.
Since General Grant became Pres
ident the following members of the
Cabinet have resigned:
Elihu Washburne Secretary of State
Adolph 10. iioi ie SSoc. of Navy
i. T. Boutwell Secretary ofTteas.
Win. Richardson . . .S"cretarv of Tresis.
J. D. Cresswell Postmaster-Gen 'rl
E. Rock wood Hoar Attorney Gen'rl
Amos Akennsii " "
George II. Williams... " '
J. 1). Cox Secretary of Inferior
Columbus Delano.
Gen. Rawlins, Secretary of War,
died in office. There is, therefore,
now no member of the Cabinet in
office who went in with the President.
Adding to those who have resigned
and the one who died, the persons
who have taken their places, we find
that 21 different persons in six years
have sat around the Executive Conn-,
cil board.
Look at the causes briefly slated
for the removal of some of these men:
JMcn. Caitse of Itctirement.
Navy.. A. 10. liorie Incompe
tency. Sect.Trcas.
Sect. I nte.
. . W. Richardson . .C o r r u p
tion. . . J. D. Cresswell . .Co r r u p
tion. . .Amos Akcrman. Incompe
tency. . G. II. Williams. .Incompe
tency and Corruption.
Columbus' Delano. Cor r u p-
Mr. E. Rock wood Hoar left the
Attorney-Generalship because he
would not let rogues and robbers be
made Marshals in Southern Dist ricts.
Mr. J. D. Cox left the Interior De
partment because he was expected lo
sanction the swindles which have at
last tripped up Delano. The recent
retirement of Williams and the pres
ent retirement of. Delano are attrib
uted in great part to the flat demand
of Secretaries Fish and Bristow. Attorney-
General Pit -rrepont, and Post
in as te r - G en er a 1 J e w ell.
A Restaur ant on the Centennial,
Grounds. Mr. Joseph Heilbrun, of
the firm of Tobias Sz Heilbrun, of
Philadelphia, has closed a coutract
for a restaurant to be known as the
American Restaurant, and which will
be conducted by the firm on the Cen
tennial grounds. The building, de
signed by II. T. Schwarman, the
architect on the Centennial Board of
Finance, will be situated in a grove
of cedaii on the bant of the stream
running between tlie Horticultural
and Agricultural buildings. It will
cover one and a quarter acres, with
a length of 273 feet and a width of
1SS feet enclosing a garden 125 long
by 11G feet wide, handsomely orna
mented with fountains, plants and
statuary. The entire space occupied
by the building and garden will be
three and a quarter acres.
There will be private dining and
smoking rooms, a large banqueting
hall with room for 500 guests, and
arrangements for meals in tlie gar
den. Mr. Charles Vossler, former
ly of the Grand Hotel, of Paris, and
recently of Xew York, will be the
superintendent. The total capacity
of the restaurant will be to seat five
thousand guests. The building will
be completed by the 1st of Jannar-,
aud the restaurant will, it is said, be
on a larger scale than any in this
country, and the arrangements will
be of a superior character. Phila
delphia Ledger.
An Old Gike. Minerva Isidore
Manchester was pretty nearly all the
name belonging to a woman with
gray hair, cracked voice and shuf
iling gait, who slided out at the toll
iag of the bell.
"This is a case of drunkenness,"
remarked the Court as he held up
the warrant.
"Oh. well, don't be too hard on
us gins," sue replied, giggling hkc
a parrot, and trying to look attrac
How old are you?" quietly asked
His Honor.
IM be twenty-seven next week!"
she replied promptly.
" Twenty-seven 3'es um. Iou 11
never see fifty-live again."
'Oh, now, darling! she giggled
pushing back her hair.
" Don t fool around this Court,
Mrs. Manchester, but tell how you
plead to this charge."
" I was a little tipsy, my love,
she said, "but I am going to be
steady after tnis. Let me go this
morning, old sweetness, and you
shall have a slice of the bridal cake."
" I'll bridle vou for ninety days
old girl," replied the Court, "and if
I didn't think'd you'd die of old age
in that time I'd make it six months.
Go back and sit down." Free Press.
Git ant's Visit to His Fakm.
President Grant's visit to his Mis
souri farm appears to have been un
satisfactory. Addressing the farm
hands in his usual strain of fiery elo
quence, he gave them to understand
4-U.-.4- ...... tSAl. . 1 i.
nia ue as in unueringiy disap
pointed in the-looks of things." We
have not received the full text of his
speech, but the peroration reads as
follows: rtI appear among you as the
representative of agricultural reform,
and when I order a patch of cronnd
to be planted with rye, I don't want
any back-jaw in favor of winter cab
bage. Brooklyn A rg us.'
American Peaches Abroad.
It is creditable to American enter-
piise that the second attempt to send
peaches to England has I ejn attend
ed with complete success. The fruit
being in good condition on ai rival
and having readily found purchasers
in London, peach-growers are now
assured a larger market for tneir
fruit, which will doubtless be pro
duced in greater quantity to meet
the foreign demand. If all perish
able fruit and vegetables can be sent
cheaply in the same way to Europe,
the success of the experiment will
prove of incalculable value to this
productive land.
Tiie Homestead cflhmiel Web
Correspondence of the Boston Globe.
1 he secluded country home and
ocean-boai-dered farm of Webster at
Marshheid presents to the wayfarer
along the South Shore not the
least attractions of the Old Colonv.
The beauty andquietude of the place
and it s natural features are elements
in its character, apart from its asso
ciation w ith the great statesman, that
may well tempt the pilgrim to turn
his steps and wander through the
grounds. The estate, as is generally
known, under its former possession
extended to the ocean and comprised
about 1,500 acres of land, including
the present little sea-shore hamlets
of Green Harbor and Brant Rock.
But it is now reduced to about its
original limits of three or four hun
dred acres, as at the time of purchase
by Mr. Webster. The house is situ
ated about two miies from the sea,
and not in sight of it.
The mansion house is a typical
American homestead very extensive,
with an air of comfort and conven
ience, and in some way impresses
one as the abode of jast greatness.
Sufficiently ornate to satisfy good
taste, it has an unpretentious grand
eur that occords well with the spot.
Though occupied as a private resi
dence and not "open for public in
spection, still the writer and friend
were most )olitely received and
shown the principal rooms by the
excellent lady of the house. The
first room visited was the library,
which is the finest and naturally the
most interesting apartment. It is
situated in one of the wings of the
house, and was designed by Julia,,
the daughter of Webster, especially
for her father's use, and in its plan
and arrangements does great credit
to her taste and skill. It is left as
nearly asQ possible as it Mas at Mr.
Webster's death the great massive
writing table, the favorite chair, the
pictures and ornaments remain me
mentoes of other days, and vividly
recall the great life with which they
were so intim itely associated. Most
of the books have been removed from
the cases for sale, but their places
"are supplied with articles of vertu
and ornaments of great variety and
value, the collection of a lifetime. The
high vaulted walls are adorned with
pictures aud busts, many of the for
mer being family portraits, the most
conspicuous being one of Mr. Web
ster, by Healy, painted at the time
of the signing of the Ashbuiton
Treaty, and another of Major Edward
Webster in the uniform of the Mas
sachusetts Mexican volunteers. The
staff and white felt hat are suspend
ed in their accustomed place over
the picture of their former possessor.
Other rooms the music room, the
dining and morn in r rooms, the star
chamber, and Mr. Webster's room in
which he died, were shown us, and
tlie particular features and souvenirs
pointed out. Thej' are all preserved
in appearance as when the household
lost its master and the nation its
greatest intellect. In the dining room
many pictures of favorite cattle drawn
from life hang on the walls, while in
others miniatures of grandchildren
and sketches of Webster in rude
home garb and white hat attract the
eye. From the window of the morn
ing room, looking out upon the great
elm, the final farewell was taken two
or three days before his death of the
herd of 150 cattle, driver, up for their
owner's last view. Mr. Webster had
a strong attachment for his cattle,,
and talked to them and fondled them
as though they were intellectual be
ings. The looais have that homelike
aspect in kf eping with the character
of one "to the manor born," who
here sought relief from the cares of
state and life, and ever yearned for
the peace and pleasures of a Xew
England home in which be was
reared. Xotiiino Mean About Him. A
Western paper tells the following:
" A man went into Slight's confec
tionery store a few days ago,cin an
excited manner, and rushing up to
the proprietor said:
"Do vou make wedding cakes?'
" Yes, sir," said Slight.
" Well," said the other, " I'm goin"
ter git married ter-day, an I want a
cake. I'm no slouch, an' I'm goin'
ter dew things up to the handle. I
don't intend ter git married but once,
and yon bet I'll make things howl."
Slight smiled blandly, and com
menced lifting out ten and twenty
dollar wedding cakes, gorgeous in
beautiful frosting and artificial flow
ers. Among the rest was a small
plain cake.
"How much is that?" asked the
excited purchaser.
" Four bits," said Slight.
"That's the one for me; here's
your money, old pard; wrap her up.
Thar's nothin' mean about rne; I
wouldn't care if it was six bits."
Slight gazed after the purchaser
as hewent out about five minutes,,
the picture of amazement, and then
he sat down and fanned himself for
half an hour, and then got up and
consumed half an hour or more in
stowing away the piles of fancy cakes
and talking to himself softly, but his
bland smile had passed away for the
time being.
PiiiLOsopiucAn Resignation.
Mrs. Klipress, who lives' near Cane
mah, shook her husband out of a
sound sleep a few nights since, whis
pering excitedly, "What's that? John,
there's a man out in the woodshed! I
know there is!" Valiant John reach
ed for his trusty rifle, and commenc
ed to reconnoiter. "Bang!" went
the "tin, and John Klipress now says
he '"intended to kill that cow any
i r.- milking was getting wearisome
and the milk was fattening the chil
dren too fast."