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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1875.
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OKlKiON i.()3u;j: NO. 3, J. I. ). I,
Meets every Thursday yi.-'
t-veuingat 7 li o'eloek, in the '-!
O.I.I Follows' Hall, Main JS
street. Members of the Or
der are invited to attend. Uy order-.
ici:uj:cc v ij:cui:i: i.oi)t;K xo.
.'5, I. ). ). Meets on the
Swiii'l and Fourth Tues
day evening ea. h month,
at 7 'i o'eloek. "m tlu' Odd
Follows' Hall. Membersof tho IK
are invited to attend.
;.:i;irxt.jA2i j.oi:;92 no. i
it A. M., Holds its regular nun-
muni' atioiis on the First and
T.iird Saturdays in eaeh month,
at 7 o'cloek lioin t Ik1 L.'Dt Ii of.S.'p.
lenioer in ui -nil oi .waren; aim i
...I. .l-xt i 1 r
o'clock from the. JJtli !' M.ircli toth
'Rh of .September. Iht threu in frood
uiviteil to attend.
lv order of
v:aiMi!:i no. 1,1. o.
O. F., Meets at O ld Fellows' W r,
Hall on t he First and Third Tu;-s-d.iv
of each month. I'atriarehs ? "V
id standi!!.: aro invited toatteml.
n v s i .v i-: s s a A it d .sr.
A.J. H )VKK
J. W. NORRIS, M. I).
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JOI IT WELCIt
o:t::r;o city, oit!
Iai;I f r County
f'irt str '.-t.
-I.i Opitz's now brick,
il att nt ion ix'iv -n to loaning Mon"V,
ii! Front room in K:;TKHi'iaiK bmkl-
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ATT0?iM:'S ) l")L'AEL0?iS IT-LAW.
Orogon Gity, Oregon.
iWAYill jiraoti'".' in all tho Courts of t!io
Stat . Si'oial attention given to oasos in
tli' U. .S. l.aml Oiiie- at r .-on t tty.
OR KG OX.
ICE Ovor Pope's
Tin stop', Main
!1 iiiii rT.'J-l t'.
i:,(allili-(I i;Mo ' !., at the old stan.I.
31 a i n Strvl, Onvcoii City, Orrion."
An anrt mnt of 'at lies, .Iwol
rv.aiul s -tli Tliomas' Weight Clocks
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n"! "l i iritis ilim" nn short not ico, and
thankful for past patronage.
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JOHN 31. IS.VCON",
la Hooks, stationery. lVrfum- . -... -k
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Or fir on
trv Attho Post
Main stoct, cast
STILL IN THE FIELD!
RE?.13VED SECOND DD3.1 SC'JTH OF
WILLIAMS & MARDSTJG,
L I H C 0 L H BAKERY,
KF.F.PTIIE MOST COMPLETE STOCK
of Family iJroc-ris to be found in the
?''' All ironils warranted. Jooils delivered
"i tho city free of charge. The highest cash
paid for coaiitrv produce,
oron Pity. March -JS. 1S73.
gon City will pay the
- otnjiany of Ore:
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
.:.YMs- PKtKSanil APPLES.
ci".., lr,!'.-chnrmn is authorized
" ' - "'r me C ompanv.
L. D. C. LATOURETTE.
Osoo City, july lsf5 '
Five and a Half Patched.
I am a bachelor, an old" bachelor:
at least that's what my nieces pret
ty, saucy, clever, lovable girls call
me; and no doubt they're right.
though I can't go so far as to agree
with them when theycdeclare a man
owuing to five-and-forty years and a
dozen white hairs "decidedly vener
able" and "fearfully gray."
Howerer, an old bachelor I am
dubbed, and I must confess, if to
acquire that distinction one is oblig
ed to be made much of by lovely wo
men and charming maidens, as I am.
I have no serious objection to the
In the first place, my home is a
homo in every sense of the word, al
though without a mother, or even a
I occupy, and have occupied for
the past year, a suite of remarkably
pleasant rooms, the front windows
looking on a crty park, and the back
on a garden made delightful by two
line old peacn trees, a heavy crane
vine and a sweet smelling wistaria
TM 1 a i T 1 i
nifi tatter lias cnmbed to my, win
dows, and twining in and out of the
slats of the shutters, effectually pre
vents my closing them, but gives me
in recompense great fragrant bunches
of purple flowers.
These cheerful rooms are part and
parcel of JHrs. ALidget sD boarding
house. No, I am wrong. Mrs
Midget Mr. Midget was lost at sea
live years ago does not keep a
boarding house, but takes a few se
lect boarders, of whom she is pleased
to intimate sue considers me the se
"Wonderfully comfortable the "few
select" iind it in Mrs. Midget's shady
ohi-iasiiio'.icM, neatly Kept, three
storv brick housed
"Everything like wax," my eldest
sister says when she comes to visit
me, which is about once in four
weeks, a day or two after my maga
zines have arrived.
"And the landlady," I invariably
reply, isu t sue awl ill cunning r so
demure in her ways and speech-for
such a wee thing, and so pretty, with
ier bright blue eyes and vellow
Ibit Maria, I can't divine why, pre
tends not to hear me, or else repeats,
with scornful emphasis;: ''Awfulcun
The fact is. I'm so much
my Kinswomen that 1 olten nnd my
self, when I wish to be particularly
emphatic, borrowing their qtieer ad
eeuves ami peculiar tortus oi ex
Indeed, uncle, said Charley to
mo the other day named lor m
Charlotte I diaries, as near as they
could get it) "you're beginning to
talk like a girl, and at your time of
ife, too!" And I didn't feel at all
insulted; for if all girls talk as well
is my nieces, Ic consider Charley s
remark rather ti compliment than
Mrs. Midget knows how to furnish
table, too; all sorts of little delica
cies and unexpected tidbits, stews
and hashes above reproach, bread
md pies, marvejs of culinary skillc
uiil tea and collije well, really cohee
As for Mrs. Midget, herself, she's
such a tot of a woman that I feel like
laughing outright every time I look
at her, perched son a pile of music-
books placed on a chair the chair
itself taller than, any of the "few se
lect" at the head of the dining table.
Indeed, only the other day, when
she asked, in a solemn manner, fixing
her blue eyes oii my face, and lifting
a large soup ladle in her mite oi a
hand, j.f I would have some soup, I
did burst out laughing, she looked
so very much like a little girl play
ing dinner with her mother's dinner
The miniatures woman laid down
the ladle and sooked at me in sur
Mrs. Midget, I beg your pardon,"
sani i; "i suddenly thought oi a
man I saw at the circus."
"Oh!" said she, and returned to
I'm a romantic old fellow there,
you see how naturally I fall in my
nieces' way love, poetry7, music,
flowers (Mrs. Midget always lias a
posy ready for me in summertime,
which she pins into my button hole
with her own fair hands, and I assure
you it is not at all unpleasant to have
her standing on tho tip of her toes to
reach it, with her small round head
just touching my chin), and the fair
Yes, old bachelor as I am, I love,
and always have loved, the fair sex;
and I really think it is because Hove
them so well I still remain unmar
ried. I never could make up my
mind that one of all those I admired
was prettier, brighter, and sweeter
than the others, and as I wanted the
prettiest, sweetest, and brightest, I
have been in a dilemma all my life,
lint I've always meant to, and my
intention is stronger than ever since
the day I picked up a little patched
glove in Broadway in front of Stew
art's I feel convinced that the owner of
that glove is the wife for me. I wear
it next my heart. Silly? Not a bit
oi it. :no single man could 1
a glove like that near his
a half, a pretty mouse
linger well filled out
scarcely a crease in them she must
be plump; a faint smell of rose (as a
general thing, with the exception of
honest cologne, I detest perfumes,
but if I can endure any, it is rose,
calling to mind, as it does, bees, but
terflies, flowers, and all that sort of
thing), and the eunningest patch in
the palm of the hand.
Now I'd never seen a patch in a
glove before, so it struck me as some
thing odd, and I examined it critic
ally. The manner in which that
patch was sewed in told me the wear-
er of the glove was neat and method
ical; uie line silken stitches used in
sewing that patch in, that she was
dainty; the fact that tho color of the
patch exactly matched that of the
glove, that she- was constant, true to
Then I imagined her personal ap
pearance: solt brown eyes, chestnut
hair, slight but pjnmp figure, feet to
correspond with her hands decid
edly graceful and
I'll wager she sinpes. plays, and
dances well," I said to myself, in
conclusion; "is not rich, or she would"
not patch her glove, pr poor, or she
would not wear kids."
I must find her!
All, very well to sav, but how to
find her? A "personal." if it met
her soft; brown eyes, would frighten
so modest a little creature, and she
would be likely to hide herself in
stead of allowing herself to be found.
Shall I show my treasure to my
nieces, ana asic it tiiey can "ive me
any clew to the original possessor?
rhaw! tho teasing things would
make no end of fun of me
liyJove! where have mvAvitsbeen?
I'll see what Mrs. Midget says about
it. She's by far the most sensible
woman of my acquaintance, and very
sympathetic, and is at this moment
sitting aione in tno uininsr room m a
low rockinpr-chair, with a iriant work
basket by her side and a heap of
stockings in her lap.
"There, my dear Mrs. Midget, is
the glove. Ion will see at once it is
all my fancy painted it," and I plac
ed it in the landlady s little hand
Over went the big work-basket on
the floor, as Mrs. Midget, tluowinfir
herself back in a paroxysm of laugh
ter, came near going over too, her
absurdly small feet kicking wildly in
tno air ior a moment 'until 1 had re
stored the rocking-chair to its
Shall" I pick up the things, Mrs.
Midget,' said I, as soon as she had
ceased laughing, rather put out. to
tell the truth, by her strange con
duct, so unlike the sympathy I had
"les no if von please I don t
care, stammered Alr-i. JUidget, m t
voice very different from her every
day one, and with the loveliest rose
color on her cheeks. As I thought
so I detected the fragrance of rose
apparently emanating from a epoo
of thread I held in aiy hand, and ie
membered the glove.
"33id von drop the glove, Mrs
Midget," I asked, seriously.
o, repuea she, opening a wee
hand, and showing it, crumpled into
a heap. lake it, and oh! please
say no more about it. It's too too
too ridiculous! and oil she went
"Mrs. Midget," said I, "what are
you laughing at
i. suddenly thought oi a man l
saw at the circus said she with
saucy look I had never before seen
in her blue eyes.
I in convinced you know the own
er of the glove," said I. "It's an old
maid whom nature has sought to
compensate for lack of other charms
by giving her a perfect hand, or a
raudmother who still wears live and
half, though her complexion has
fled and hair departed. You know
I'm sure of it; and though you com
pletely shatter my beautiful dream,
you must tell me. And in my excite
ment I, quite unintentionally, put
my arm around her slender waist.
"Well, if I must, I must."" oaid
Mrs. Midget. "Prepare for a fearful
blow. The glove is mine!"
Mrs. Midget has ceased to bo a
widow, and I cam no longer a bach
"Wiiat Bof.s He Live c Ox? The
Toledo Jilmlo relates the following:
A citizen of Toledo, in the ordinary
current of business, became in pos
session of a note of a German saloon,
keeper. The note being due he took
it to the party and presented it for
payment. The man was not prepar
ed to liquidate his obligation, and
asked for an extension of time. This
being granted, and the conditions
settled properly, he was turning to
leave, when the German said:
" Shoost vait von leetle whiles,
tint I gifs yon ein glass good peers."
" No, I thank you, I don't drink
beer," way the reply.
"Yell, tlen, I gifs you veeskees,
that is petter as so mooch."
"No, thank you, I don't drink
" Sho! den I know how I fix you;
I haf goot. vines," jerking down a
bottle with a flourish.
Again the quiet, " No, I thank
you, I don't drink wine."
"Yot! you don't trinks nothings;
veil, I gifs you ein good shegar."
Once more, " No, thank you, I
"Mein Gott," exclaimed tho
Dutchman, throwing up both hands,
" no peers, no veeskees, no vines, no
dobacco, no noddings vot you live
on, anyways betatoes, eh?"
Jay Gould's Mission to toe "West.
The St. Louis Times, referring to the
visit here of Jay Gould, Sidney Dil
lon, Oliver Ames, and other railroad
magnates, says: "The main object of
their visit was to perfect arrange
ments to run through cars from here
to San Francisco, -via the St. Louis,
Kansas City and Northern and Union
Pacific railroads, without change,
and ultimately from New York, via
the New York Central, through this
city. It is further said that this pro
ject is designed to forestall the action
of the National Railroad Convention
to be held here next month, and, if
possible, to kill the Southern Pacific
railroad project, which has many
strong friends here.
Franklin Pierce was the only Presi
dent who went out of office with a
Cabinet as originally appointed.
Getting an Old ".Fashioned Coun
Mr. Jones told his wife last Sun
day morning that ho believed he
would walk out in tue country and
spend ths day with a farmer whom
ie knew, and get an oiu-iasnioned
country dinner, bo alter eating a
very scant breakiaot, in oraer that
ie would be able to "put away a
?ood portion of the old-fashioned
dinner that he imagined he was going
to get, he "lit out." As it was sev
eral miles to where he was going the
walking began to whet up his appe
tite, and by the time became within
sight of the farmer's house he felt as
if he could devour an ox, and when
he readied thediouseaud the savory
fumes of roast pork greeted his ol
factories, his hunger became almost
After knocking about the place
awhile with the farmer, the coveted
dinner hour arrived, and with the
full intention of doing justice to an
old fashioned country dinner, Jones
went in the house with the farmer
p.nd took a seat at the table, and be
ing helped to a choice piece of the
pork, he "pitched in, telling the
farmer that he thought it was very
nice. "Yes," said the farmer, "if that
hog had lived till Christmas it would
have pushed four hundred pounds;
but 'twas taken sick the other day
and died, and as times are hard we
thought that wo would save it any
Jones' eyes became about the size
of the plate that he was eating off of;
his ravenous appetite disappeared;
and buttoning up his coat he looked
at the farmer, and began shaking
from head to foot.
" Got a chill, eh?" said the former,
taking in a good-sized mouthful of
the pork, which made Jones fell sick
at his stomach.
" Yes," said Jones, jumping up
from the table and making for tho
door, "and I must be getting home,
as I don't care about being laid up
on your hands;" and leaving the far
mer to eat his old-fashioned country
dinner himself, Jones struck out for
About thrcs o'clock that afternoon,
Mrs. Jones, who was taking a nap,
was aroused by hearing a noise in
the kitchen, and on going out to as
certain the cause c f it, found Jones
at the cupboard devouring cold vict
ual: as it he had not tasted food for
" DiJii't you'get your .old-fashioned
country dinner?" she asked.
" Get thunder and lightnirg, no!
Go and make supper, old woman!"
Reading for Young People.
The Tribune criticises severely the
kind of literature provided for boys
and girls, which, says the editor, is
too often flabby, gushing and preten
tions. It attempts muscle and ends
in mush; it ndorns the t de at the ex
pense of tho moral, and is as far be
low the line old English models as it
well can be. There's little that is
rich, strong and healthy about it,
and yet it is the stuff, outside text
books, that chiefly helps to make the
brains of schoolboys and girls be
tween the ages of twelve and sixteen.
When the supply fails the youn;j peo
ple are naturally not slow to take up
those novels which are even more
weak and gushing. c
It is useless to inflict upon young
people a daily compulsory stint of
dry history and drier essay. The
teacher who is really wise and accom
plished understands very well how
to awaken and to train an active and
delighted interest in Hie best thought
and the noblest literary manner. If
nothing but a novel appeals at pres
ent to the young girl's capacity, give
her a novel; but let it be a standard
in conception and execution. There
is not much danger of surfeiting
children with writing too old for
them; every teacher who knows his
business thoroughly kuows how the
fields of 'history may bo made to
blossom under young eyes; how
childish imaginations take fire be
tween the flint of motive and the steel
of action when both are brilliantly
rehe used; and how even the bones
of inference and deduction are made
lively by eager young minds. Girls
and boys who are not stupid, natural
ly delight in splendid description, in
good sense, and in simple English.
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His nervous system being a little
broken down, a Shepard street youth
went into the country to recuperate,
and wishing to" bring his girl home
something, he wrote " Dearest An
geline: What shall your honey bring
you for a present? Mountain views,
a basket made by a genuine Indian,
a mess of trout, or what.9 Anything
you say, you shall have." She wrote
back, " I would rather have you save
your money and put it into a cham
ber set or a marble-top table, some
thing for the house when we are
married, you know, darling; but if
you are out in the woods and can get
some spruce gum riglit from the tree
without tearing your pants, bring
me home a good hunk." She has
been chewing gum for tliirty days.
If the gum don't give out soon we
fear she won't have any use for the
marble-top table, though she may
for a marble slab.
A New Cathedrax. tor Loxdox.
Colonel Forney writes from London:
The lloman Catholics of England are
preparing to begin, under the aus
pices of Cardinal Manning, a cathe
dral worthy of the Metropolitan See.
It is to be placed in what is called
the Archdiocese of Westminister, in
the rear of Victoria street.
Canvassers for the city papers are
beginning to swarm into the country.
' Now is the time to get up clubs"
unless you have a good dog.
A Vast Estate in" Kansas.
Among the prominent visitors
the fair is Mr. George Grant, of Y
toria Colony. Kansas, tno owner
the largest farm in the world, with
the exception, perhaps, of that of
the Dnko of Sutherland, whose
broad acres consist largely of hill
and heather. Mr. Grant's domain
covers 570,000 acres in the heart of
Kansas, about 200 miles west of Kan
sas City to Fort Hays, tho centre of
the tract. His effort. is to establish
a model farm, for which great credit
is due him, as well as for his success
ful efforts in introducing imported
with native stock, and also the best
methods of sheltering and feeding
cattle in winter. Mr. Grant is going
back to Europe in about live weeks
to arrange for the bringing out of
more people, and a large portion of-;
high-bred stock, which he will exhib
it at tne Centennial, with the inten
tion ultimately of shipping it to
Victoria. Mr. Grant states that one
herd of eighty-one short horns of the
Booth strain sold five wetks ago at
the sale of the late Mr. Terrs' prop
erty in England, at an average price
from young to old of 3,0(0. They
were of the same family that ho Las
at Victoria, and many of the animals
were bought for America.
Mr. Grant's colony ha3 largely
swelled this season by immigrants,
and another English company lias
just bought -10,000 acres adjoining
the Victoria colony. One of the
New York Gunthers has started with
5,000 acres, and Mr. Dickinson of
St. Louis has bought two square
miles, and is out there now making
arrangnients for putting up a house.
Mr. Grant says lie is more than sat
isfied with the produce of his crops
The rains have been abundant, but
last year the grasshoppers swept
everything. One field of eighty
acres of Hungarian grass on his farm
lias produced 770 tons of fodder and
5,111 busliols of seed, giving a profit
of more than 500 per cent, on the
cost of putting in the seed. He put
in 300 acres of alfalfa, a kind of fod
der much used in California. The
land will grow three crops of this
grass in a year, at the rate of six tons
to th acre, but it affects a deep, dry
soil. Mr. Grant lias increase! his
flock of shoe) to 10,000, and has 1,000
cows. In less than live years he ex
pects to increase his sheep to 100,000.
His wool alone this season brought.
11,700 in Boston "at thirty-three
cents per pound. Sheep farming is
evidently destined to be a profitable
business in Kansas. c
c The I top Field.
A letter from Madison county, N.
Y"., to the Sun, says: The hop har
vest is ended, and the yield proved
much larger than for years, while
the quality i3 said to be excellent.
The European crop is also largo this
year, which fact causes the prices to
Last year the hops brought readily
forty cents per pound; this year the
highest price offered by the buyers
is fifteen cents, and many farmers
have sold their entire crop for eleven
cents per pound.
The hop harvest begins about Sep
tember 1, continuing six weeks, and
it proves a harvest indeed, not only
to the farmer, but to the laborer,
and his entire family, down to the
little live year old child, all of whom
are drafted into the field to pick
hops. The price paid for picking is
forty cents a box, holding seven
bushels. A good picker can fill five
boxes a day. Many poor families in
this way earn fifty dollars during the
A hop field under a September
sun presents a busy and merry
scene; the air resounds with laughter
and songs, and when evening comes
tho young people gather in tli2 large
farm kitchen for a "hop dig," and
dance until tired nature demands
Tho potato crop in this region is
this year large, and the potato beetle
is called a humbug. The farmers
are selling potatoes for twenty-five
cents per bushel. Last year they
sold readily for sixty cents. There
are many fine apple orchards in this
vicinity, but this year the, crop is a
failure. Other crops,.. such as wheat
oats and grass, have been abundant.
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TaiiKincj to SuiiSRiiJEKS. We clip
the following from the Winsted Prexs.
Bro. Pinney is "up on his ear," as
the boys say: Have you paid yo lr
subscription? We feel an interest in
your future which prompts us to ask
you this question in a spirit of a mis
sionary. Give heed ere it is loo late,
it is easier for a needle to go through
the eye of a camel than for a fig tree
sown on stony places to take away
from those who have nothing that
which they have, even though the
virgins with their ten commandments
refused to partake of the prodigal
calf that Adam killed as a peace-offering
after Abel slew his brother Noah
in the ark. Ponder on these things.
They are full of hidden meaning for
subscribers who are in arrears.
Our Mineral Weaxtii. The year
1875 will rank as an eventful one in
American mining. Whether in the
b'ne of new and rich discoveries, in
creased yield from old mines, or
better methods of taking out and re
ducing ores, it is equally a year of
great progress. The yield of pre
cious metals in the United States,
which has for some time fluctuated
from 00.000,000 to 70,000,000 ier
:n - in I
eai, -vviii in Lor.t
We never can tell exactly where
we loose our umbrellas. It is singu
lar how gently an umbrella unclasps
itself from the tendrils of our mind
and floats out into the filmy distance
Some curious, and in some re
spects surprising and exciting partic
ulars have lately been collected and
published in a French paper re
specting the Jews. Although the Is
raelites hold such an inqortant
place in trade, commerce and fi
nance, and are to be met with in
every quarter of the world, it ap
pears that they are to be found in
least numbers in some of the most
commercial countries, and in most
numbers in some of the least pros
perous and enterprising States.
Moreover widely as they are scatter
ed, and numerous as they appear to
be, it seems from the statistics in
question that the census of the whole
race falls short of live millions of
souls. In France where there ex
ists little or none of tho stupid and
barbarous prejudice- against the
Jews which prevails in some coun
tries, and where one would think
there was a wide field for the pecu
liar talents of the race, there are
only 40,000 Jews. In all America,
a still more favorable country, there
are only one hundred and twenty
thousand Israelites. On the other
hand, in wretched, and unprosper
ous, and down trodden Poland the
Jews are to be found in greatest
number, one outcof every seven of
the inhabitants being ao Hebrew.
One can understand there should be
few Jews in Spain, but it is csurpris
ing that they should be almost as
rare in Belgium. In Sweden there
are comparatively few Jews, but
they abound in Hamburg, Austria,
and ltomania in the proportion of
one to every twenty four inhabitants.
In Hamburg and Austria there is
abundant emplov ment for their tal
ents, but ill liomania there cannot
be any great scope for their com
mercial and financial instincts. Ire
land always boasts of being the only
country in the world in which the
Jews were never persecuted and,
indeed, whether at home or abroad,
the Irish always manifest a certain
respect for the Israelites but Ire
land has hardly had the opportunity
of persecuting the race, for even at
the present day there are not three
hundred Jews in the whole country.
An interesting addition to these sta
tistics (if it were possible to secure
it,) would be the amount of wealth
iu the hands of the less than five
millions of Jews that abide upon, if
they do not inherit, the earth. Con
sidering tho enormous wealth pos
sessed by oy a few well known in
dividuals of the race, such a return
would doubtless show a high aver-'
age per head. London Globe.
Ciradtial Disappearance of Partj
Lines in Lingiish ami American
The politics of the United States,
which are commonly, and in a sense
justly, considered to be absolutely
without interest ,for Englishmen,
seem to foreshadow the condition to
which English jolitics are rapidly
ITT , .
coming. e are not about to raise
a cry of warning against the "Amer
icanizing of our institutions." In
the sense which used to be attached
A ll -. -.
to in is pnrase, tne supjioseu tlanger
never existed. England is not about
to become a republic, or to make the
judges elective, or to abolish the
peerage; and she was no nearer tak
ing any of these steps before the late
conservative reaction than she is
now. 0 The resemblance between the
l'if nil a i.
pontics oi ine countries relates to a
matter more fundamental than any
oi inese. j.c is easier to imagine
England ruled by a President, or
iuhabited by a wholly untitleu popu
lation, or submitting lawsuits to the
decision of judges chosen by the rate
payers, than to imagine Englishmen
not iiiviciea into nuerais ami con
servatives. Y'et while there seems
no chance of any of the first three
contingencies occurring, the last is
in all probability, on the eve of
being reduced to fact. The obliter
ation of political landmarks has al
ready been aseomplished in America
Republicans and Democrats are now
prejiariug themselves for the Pres
idential canvass, and everywhere
they re making the discovery that
neither party have anything to"unite
their members among themselves, or
to dilierentiate them from their oppo
Harits of Great Toets. Mr
.Ualph Waldo Emerson has been
talking with a correspondent of the
concord Monitor about the habits of
his poetical friends. "Holmes" sah
ne, is so clull that he can write at
any time. Lowell broods over his
subject for a time and then composes
with great swiftness. ' He does not
like to write to order, though desi
rous of employing the stimulus o
Hieai, occasions. e asked him to
read a poem at Concord on the one
hundredth anniversary of the fight
out ne saia ne could not. His wife
a day or two before, wrote to me
say nig; 'I cannot speak for James
T-nr T 4li7- -..
uoua jun uiuY expect a poem
"J"i on me lum. lie has been
going about lor some time in that
peculiar way which is promise of
something' and on the 19th Lowel
was on the ground with his
and a grand one it was.
prepares his poems to
any great occasion, as
be read on
who lives near Boston
sermons, nearly a year
wrote the poem read
College last summer early in the fall
of the preceding year, and well it
was he did so, for the months inter
vening hive been fruitless as far as
literary labor is concerned, owing to
physical prostration. He is happily
Provided. Oregon has a new
town called Pay Up. It is said to
be a good place" for settlement, pro
vided those seeking homes are not
Sunday in "Wash-
There are five horse-thieves in tho
Wasco county jail.
The new Russian Minister to Wash
ington is named Chickine.
Tbe Cubai question
tating the Cabinet at
is again agi
Washington. News from Virginia City is to the
effect that work is resuming rapidly.
Of the 1205 voters in Washington
county, only 502 voted at the last
Harvard students have been trying
to blow up college buildings with
According to experts,
110.000 tons of wheat in
Inflation Democrats of Ohio have
declared war upon the hard money
Democrats of New York.
Collections are being taken through
out California for the benefit for the
destitute Virginia citizens.
Failures to the average amount of
100,000 a day have occurred in the
k.st during the last month.
c2, 000, 000 gold will be sold dnr-
. .11 I f i 1 T T
ing this montn, oy oruer oi tue u.
S. Secretary of the Treasury.
The official vote in Ohio gives
Haves, Republican candidate for
Governor, 5,510 majority.
There will be 1,000.000 gallons of
wine pressed from this year's grape
crop in Los Angeles county, Califor
nia. On Saturday evening a grand con
cert was given at Gilmores Garden,
New York, in aid of the Centennial
A. wandering band of Cheyenne
has twice defeated the United States
troops near Fort Hayes during the
It is thought that the President
will urge upon next Congress tho
importance of giving aid to the
Darien Ship Canal.
There is some talk among New
York capitalists of constructing nn
opposition railroad line across the
Isthmus of Panama.
Miss Georgia Carpenter presented
the colors to the steamboat City of
Salem, which were received with a
neat speech by purser Hatch.
Lulu has made" the three fastest
straight heats on record. Her second"
heat was trotted in 2:14, equalling
the fastest time cever made on the
On Monday last a meeting was
held in Albany, for the purpose of
soliciting subscriptions in order to
represent properly our productions
at the Centennial.
Supt. Catalow, of the Oro Fino
mine in Idaho, oilers to bet fc-lu,UUU
that he can select a ton of ore in ten
days that will mill over 10,000, and
there are no takers.
Charles Grant, who sued to re
cover 10,000 damages from the O.
S. S. Co., on account of personal in
juries received at tne time oi tne
blowing up of the steamer Senator,
was non-suited in Portland last Fri
day. o A San Francir-can named I. N. Pike
has offered the receipts of his res
taurant for one day for the benefit of
the Virginia City sufferers, and Tom
Maguire has offered the proceeds of
his two theatres, for one night, for tho
same good cause.
The ship Western Shore, built at
Coos Bay by Simpson & Bros., has
made a trip from San Francisco to
Liverpool in 101 days.the fastest time
of the season, and the return voyage
was made in 110 days; thus beating
the best time of the season by 21
Prof. Jenney, the Black Hills geol
ogist, arrived at Cheyenne, W. T.,
and been interviewed. He reports
the gold fields as covering an area of
800 square miles, and as containing
the precious metal in sufficient quan
tity to pay miners from 3 to 5 per
day to the man, and that bars in
some of the streams will pay much
more than this. The professor cor
roborates the report of Gen. Custer
that the valleys of the country are
fine agricultural lands, and the hills
and canyous adapted to stock raising.
In other words, that the stories of
"gold in the grass roofs" are true,
although not to be secured by the aid
of a pick and pan.
Agricultural returns for October
show the wheat crop of the present
year is a short one, and there is
marked deterioration in the quality.
The average thus far reported is about
8 per cent, of last year's production.
If this indicates a'total depreciation
it amounts to nearly 02,000,000
bushels, and gives the crop at 210,
000,000 bushels; in quality the crop
averages 14 per cent, below sound
condition. The condition of the corn
crop is exceptionally high; the pro
duct reported this year falls short of
1871 about 4 per cent. The oats pro
duct is 5 per cent, greater than last
j ear. The total crop promises to be
extraordinary both in yield and quali
ty. Tobacco, 2 per cent, above aver
age. Barley, 85 per cent, of last
year's crop, and buckwheat not far
Sixty-three millards of francs
12,000,000 were spent by the com
bined nations of Europe in the effort
to put down France between 1791
and 1816. -
The Smiths have only ten repre
sentatives in the next Congress.
They will bring in a bill to secure