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The Ideal ud the Ileal.
BY JOAQUIN MILLER.
You shall not know her she who sat
Unconscious in my heart all time
I dreamed and wove this wayward rhyme,
And loved and did not blush thereat.
Not that I deemed she loved me. Nay,
T . . . 1 ..... ..1 tf tHikt u
l uareu iioi rvt uniun ,
I only say I knew her; saj-
She ever sat before me, sat
And still as voiceless as love is.
And ever looked so fair, divine.
Her hushed, vehement soul filled mine.
And made itself a part of this.
Oh, you had loved her, sitting there
Half hidden in her loosened hair;
Why, you had loved her for her eyes.
Their large and melancholy look
Of tenderness, and well mistook
Their love for light of paradise.
Yea, loved her for her brow's soft brown ;
Her hand as light as Heaven's bars ;
Yea, loved her for her mouth. Her mouth
Was roses gathered from the South,
The warm south side of paradise,
And breathed upon and handed down,
IJy angels on a stairs of st ars.
Her mouth? twas Egypt's mo.it.i of old,
rushed out and pouting full and bold
With simple beauty where she at.
Why, you had said on seeing her :
"This creature comes from out the d'm
Far centuries, beyond the rim
Of time's remotest reacli or stir.
And he who wrought S?miramis
And shaped the sybils, s "eipg this,
And bowed and made a shrine thereat,
And all his lire had worshipped her."
I dared not dream she loved me. Nay,
Her love was proud, and pride is loth
To look with favor, own it fond
Of one Ihe world loves not to-d y
No matter if .she loved or no
Ood knows I loved enough for both.
And knew her as you shall not know
lill you have known sweet death, and you
ilave crossed the dark ; gone over o
The great, majority b"youd.
IJlue Sal in iSoois.
They Lad been sitting opposite
each other some time in the street
car, the shabby little girl with the
soft black eyes, and Simon Holt, the
young farmer from Dacktown, who
has journeyed all the way to New
York in search of a newly-patented
plow, with which he proposes to ex
periment upon the arid soil of his
Jhiug! goes iht: c.ir-bell, there is
a movement among the p.-issengers,
and the shabby little girl is gone.
But there on i,he seat is ao brown
pa2er parcel. Simon catches it up,
rushes wildly from the car, and
lii uls hinself or. a street-corner, no
shabby little girl in sight, and him
self unexpectedly the possessor of a 1
iuysteriousbuudle, the contents of
which he is ignorant of, equally with
the whereabouts of its owner.
For half an hour he goes up one
street and down another, peering
anxiously uiulcr the bounets of
every female he meets, in search ol
those l.lack eyes; lie is jeered at by
small boys, who express their dis
gust at his bran-new overcoat, fol
lowed suspiciously by policemen,
comes near getting into a tight with
an inebriated fellow-creature, and
finally goes discontently back to his
moJest hotel on Fourth avenue, the
pareel still in his possession. 'Jnce
in his room, he turns the little bun
dle over and over and upside .Tow;
in search of an address, auJl
finally bethinks himself of open
ing it. With the opening of the
bundle Simon opens his eyes. His
hard lingers have come in contact
with something so soft and delicate;
and there, disencumbered from their
wrappings, stand the cunttingest,
daintiest, nattiest, little pair of blue
satin boots that ever were made.
Simon scarcely dare touch them, for
fear cf sailing their delicate white
embroidery, but he puts them on
the table, where they incontinently
tumble over. Then he rights them,
and they poise themselves on their
littie French heels and dainty toes,
their spangles glisten, the silver
fringe around the ankles dances and
trembles, their tassels wave, and
they look at Simon with a self-conceited,
impertinent sort of air, as
much us to say, "Think what a air
of feet it ought to be that deserves to
go in us!" Then Simon falls to won
dering what on earth the shabby
little girl could be doing with such
a pair of boots as that. The jiroblem
is too much for him, and, white he
is still revolving it in his mind, be
lights on a letter from his grand
mother. And this is the way the
"Mr Deak Grandson: You are
making your first visit to the great
metropolis of your country. I hope
you will enjoy the many wonderful
and beautiful things it has to show;
but remember, I entreat you, what
St. I'aul said concerning the 'perils
of the city.' Remember that where
you are there are always snares set
for the feet of the unwary. Beware
of the seductions that encompass
you. Let not the child of Christian
parents, who are at rest with the
Lord, suffer himself to be led astray.
Always your loving grandmother,
PmsciLLA. N. Holt."
Simon looks at the boots, and ab
solutely blushes. He is thinking
what Grandmother Holt would say
to such an evidence of the pomps
and vanities of this wicked world re
posing on his table. At this mo
ment one of the boots, as if resenting
the thought, tumbles over, and then
Simon sees inside the flap where the
button-holes are the following ad
dress: Miss Coralie Dumont,
No. Worth street.
.Presto! grandmother's letter goes
flying under the bed, the boots are
enveloped again in brown paper, and
Simon is in the street. The police
men recognize him on the corner of
Centre street, and become quite cer
tain the countrySed-looking yonng
man is "up to something queer,"
the small boys repeat their atten
tions, and Simon finds himself knock
ing at a dilapidated door on the
third floor of a tenement-bouse on
What a dismal little voice it is that
says "Come in!" Simon sees the
black eyes again, streaming with
tears this time.. But they stop so
quickly that he does not even get a
chance to see how this new phase be
comes them, for Miss Coralie springs
forward with a bound, the little
French face lights np with ecstacy
at the sight of the parcel, and Simon
wishes that the business of life was
returning blue satin boots to black
eyed owners. "The boots! the
boots!" She has got the boots again;
and then Miss Coralie proves beyond
all pefadventure that she does not
know how to behave herself, for she
seizes Simon's sunburned hand in
her own little one and kisses it. And
Simon . Wait until wo have a
whole new vocabulary of words, and
I will tell you how Simon felt.
After this it did not take them
long to get acquainted, and in less
than two hours little Coralie has told
Simon her whole history. First,
there is Mrs. Muggins. Mrs Mug
gins lives on the first floor, and she
is the good-natured old "lady" (dare
to call Mrs. Muggins anything but a
"lady" and you will show at once
your ignorance of social propriety
in Worth street) who has brought
Coralie up ever since the broken
hearted mother died in the old tenement-house,
and lettber little daugh
ter to the kind-hearted Irishwoman's
care. Then there is M. Alphonse
He lives in the ton story, and is the
tilled violin at Niblo's. In France
he was a dancing-master, and now he
is teaching Coralie to dance, and she
is going to make her debut in the
ballet in November. Then there is
Papa Brown. He is employee at
Jeflers'; so is his wife; and they
have make the wonderful blue satin
boots for Coralie to wear on that oc
casion, and it is quite certain on other
danseuse will be so magnificently
shod. But M. Alphonse is at home,
and he must be introduced to the
kind gentleman who has brought
back the last boots. So Coralie trips
off, and Simon is left bewildered at
the society into which ho has fallen,
a ballet dancer and a fiddler beloug
ing to Niblo's Theatre. Now Simon
knows very little about a theatre, only
t-iat it is one of those snares of Satan
denounced by grandma; a sort of
wilderness of sin which he has never
liked to shock the old lady's preju
dices by exploring.
Then M. A'phoose comes in, and
Coralie trips off to tell the story of
the boots to Mrs. Muggins. The
little Frenchman beams enthusiastic
ally upon Simon. "Ze leetle girl is
scharm, delight, ze m'sieur ees so
goot to fine ze boots." Then M. Al
phonse, groviug confidential, gives
him some particulars of Coral ie's
simple story. If the simple-hearted
Frenchman could have known what
Simon's early education had taught
hm to think of the Terpsichorean
ft'-t, ho would never have given the
young man such a pathetic history of
his efforts to teach Coralie to dance.
" An' I can do notting with her,
mVeur. S'e can not dance. No,
sair, not vun bit. At this point M.
Alphonse would tear his Lair and
look positively wretched. But Cora
lie came in directly, aad then the old
man's face lighted up with pleasure,
aud somehow the reflection got into
Simon's face; and when the small
dancer in embryo made him a cup
of coffee, three people in Worth street
were ridiculously happy, and all
When Simon went home that night,
he felt that his feet had wandered
into strange places. And the worst
of it was, his feet kept wandering
there. The small boys got used to
him, and when the policeman found
they had no occasion to arrest him,
they gradually assumed a friendly
look. M. Alphonse began to play
the part of chaperon with an anxious
air, but Mrs. Muggins wiilked her
eye, and said it was "all right."
So time went on uutil the night of
Coralie's debut. Now Simon had
never yet entered the theatre, but
when Coralie purred and coaled, he
consented to go. M. Alphonse pro
cured him a little ticket that would
admit him at the stage door, and then
he was to watch the ballet from the
sides of the scenery until little Coralie
had finished her part, when he and
Mrs. Muggins were to bring her
home. Thus it was that Simon
found himself at a theatre, and not
Ofly that, but behind the scenes.
What Simon felt when he found
himself among that wilderness of
ropes and wood-work, how he blush
ed when he observed the curtailed
nature of the attire worn by the
coryphees, I cannot attempt to des
cribe. But when Corulie executed a
pirouette before him, and asked him
" if she didn't look nice," his hair
stood on end.
The music begins. The premiere
danseuse comes upon the scene and
receives an enthusiastic welcome. She
stands first on one toe an then on the
other, and -finally on both. Now
she flies back and forth and round
about, in waves, and curves, and
circles, and jumps, and springs, and
prances, until Simon feels every bone
in his body ache in sympathy for
her. At last the great lady has ex
hausted herself, and retires to the
back of the stage to get ber breath.
Then the coryphees come forward,
each one is to execute a little pas
seul, and Coralie is the second on
the list. The first one does her part
creditably and falls back. Now
comes Coralie. M. Alphonso grows
pale in the orchestra, and growls to
his mustache, "S'o can not dance,
not vun bit."
Nor does she. She bows to the
audience, and bows too low. The
gauzy skirtsdescend to the foot-lights,
a tiny jet of flame seizes upon them.
Simon is the first td see the catas
trophe. Quicker than thought he
seizes a rieet of canvas that once?
represented the forest of Dunsinane,
wraps it around the shrieking girl,
rushes through the stage-door into
the streets, and runs half a block be
fore he knows what he is about.
Now there can be no more embar
rassing situation in life to a bashful
young man from the country than to
stand in the middle of a crowded
city street with a bundle in his arms
consisting of a young lady in tarlatan
and tights, wrapped in a canvass for
est, with two blue satin boots pro
truding from the trunk of a tree.
But Simon is a man of resources.
A passing cab is soon hailed, and our
yonng countryman retires to the
depths of the vehicle with his charge,
while cabby grins and drives to
Worth street. Then Simon makes a
discovery that appalls him. The
whole world is shrouded in darkness
because two black eyes refuse to
Very sooa Mrs. Muggins arrives,
breathless, followed by M. Alphonse.
The black eyes are opened by the
use of a little salts of amonia, and
the tlelmtaiite is soundly scolded and
put to bed.
"Vat sail I do?" groans M. Al
phonse. "S'e is goot for nosing
goot for nosing."
Now Simon begins to talk. He
has evidently got something to say,
but he blushes and stammers until
M. Alphonse is nearly driven out of
his senses. "Vat a fool a man ees
who can not speak hecs own lan
guage!" thinks the poor Frenchman.
But Mrs. Muggins comes in, and her
female intelligence springs to the
root of the matter at once. In fact,
she has seen it all along.
Two days later Simon writes a let
ter to grandma. Oh, wily Simon,
what an amount of wickedness New
York has taught you in two months!
He is going to "bring a wife back
with him to Ducktown." Then he
tells grandma the name and puts in
a sort of collateral suggestion about
the good ol J Huguenot families of
France. Then he proceeds to insin
uate to grandma that it is a very
childish little woman ho will bring
back with him. and that she will
need a great deal of instruction from
the good old grandmother at the old
Now grandma has always dreaded
that her reign might come to an end
when Simon's wife came to the homo
stead, and the idea of a simple little
idrl, in whose veins runs the blood
of men and women who suffered and
died for the Protestant faith, pleases
the old ladv, who would have been a
gentle-hearted woman if so much of
her life had not been an anxious en
deavor to discover and thwart the
wiles of Satan.
Coralie was now perfectly happy.
She did not have to stand on her
toes while M. Alphonse scoldad.
Ti.e-e was nothing to do but to run
about Central Park with Simon,
while Mrs. Muggins made purchases
of dismal-looking drygoods, and had
them made up so plainly tlif.t, when
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Holt finally got
into a railroad car bound for Duck
town, the bride might have been
mistaken for a Quakeress.
Fully two years after these events,
the investigating fingers of an irre
pressible baby pulled a blue satin
boot from the depths of a bureau
drawer at the old farmhouse at Duck
town. Grandma could not believe
her eyes, and when she measured the
length with a certain pair of shoes
belonging to Mrs. Simon, her con
sternation knew no bounds. Then
the whole story came out. But what
could be .done? Coralie had been u
faithful little member of the crreat
Congregational Church for a whole
year, and Simon explained to grand
ma that shediad never danced at a
theatre, onlyctried to do so and set
herself on hre. She was "a brand
plucked from the burning." you see.
On this view grandma could be rec
onciled. But who did the plucking?
Simon thought he did it: but Coralie
laid her little hand on the great Bi-
oie, ana saul it was "grandma.
But what was to be done with the
blue satin boots? Alas they were to
ba sacrificed. A great fire was built
in the kitchen, and the holocaust was
prepared. Simon protested, but all
in vain. Only, when the gorgeous
little boots were laid on the flames,
one tassel was missing. It certainly
did seem a pitv to destroy so much
beauty; but Coralie insisted, and
Simon lay down on the old kitchen
floor and watched the flames arise.
When the last spangle had disap
peared, he gathers two little shoes
into his great hands, and though it
was a very undignified proceeding,
I must confess that he kissed them
Now I think the holocaust was the
right thing to do; for if blue satin
boots are not a gratification of the
"sinful lusts of the flesh," what are
they? But that one tassel still ex
ists, and it goes to church every
Sunday in the breast pocket of Si
mon s best coat. Harper s neekly.
A c.fuvAiN colored deacon, on oc
casions of missionary collections,
was wont to shut his eye3 and sing,
"Fly abroad, thou mighty Gospel,"
with such earnestness and unction
that he would quite forget to see the
plate as it came around. "Oh, yes!"
send the plate-pearer, "but just give
something to see it fly.
To Remove Dandruff. Into a
quart of water put an ounce of flour
of sulphur, and shake frequently for
several hours: then pour on: the
clear liquid, and with this saturate
the head every morning. In a few
weeks every trace of dandruff will
disappear and the hair become soft
At a territorial hanging, the victim,
who was liberally supplied with
whisky prior to fulfilling his engage
ment with the Sheriff, Avas asked at
the last moment if he would take
anything. "J ust a drop," he replied
He got it; it was about six feet, and
broke his neck. He took a drop too
A youth called at a printing-office
one day. aud after watching them set
type a while, said to one of the ty
pos, "lou use a heap ol nans.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
Albany has 1,300 in its treasury.
Russia boasts of a circular yacht.
Victoria Emanuel fears European
The census of Victoria is to be
Santa Fe, N. M., has a population
Rich Rothchild spent a week at
They have a new brick hotel at
The rain fall at Eola for 1875 was
41. l'J inches. 0
The Apache Indians hrvve resumed
Walla Walla policemen get only
The gambling houses have reopened
at San Fraucicso
Gov. Rice was inaugurated at Bos
ton on the Gth.
Victoria has licensed CO retail
There are now 207 inmates at the
The wharf to deep water Olympia
is at last finished.
Indianapolis will probably have a
branch U. S. mint.
California Bank stock sold last
week for 80.50 a share.
Prof McGibney and family a.-e
going to the Centennial.
Ex-Queen Isabella of Spain is
reported dangerously ill.
The rainfall in this State for De
cember was 13.91 inches.
The carnival on the Cth at Atlanta,
Ga., was a grand success.
They have found good coal at
Horse-shoe Bend, Idaho.
Tbe Brazilian cable is broken be
tween Lisbon and Madeira.
If it were not for the women Utah
might be admitted as a State.
East Portland is getting unpleas
antly famous for its fisticuffs.
The defaulting Buffalo City Treas
urer, Jas Bork, has returned.
They had 100 days of rain and 11
of snow in Polk county, in 1875.
Yrou could buy wheat at 55 cents a
bushel at Walla Walla last week.
Walla Walla sheep look better
now than in any year sice 1SG1.
Capt. Sawyer of the Orpheus has
been placed under 810,000 bonds.
San Francisco bankers will open
their clearing house on March 1st.
People in Salt Lake are heavy in
vestors in the Nevada bonanza mines.
Chas. Slithers, a Lancashire cot
ton spinner, has failed for 5,000,000.
The time table of the Northern
Pacific Railroad Co. has been chang
ed, o o
The steamer Sacramento is a
wreck on the Lower California
China has decreed that no Chinese
convert shall be persecuted in its
They use goats to clean ont their
brush at Farmington, Washington
The American horso Preakness will
give the English "fliers" a "rub"
About 35 dwelling houses have
been built at Seattle during the pres
Young men around New West
minister are having their frozen toes
The Con. Va. mining company de
clares a regular monthly dividend of
$10 a share.
Senator Morton has jumped the
fence and announces himself a hard
There are 600,000 sheep in Colo
rado, aud there will be a million in
,The Oregonian calls on Mr. Under
wood, postal agent, to hurry up the
Japan has placed a Japanese Chris
tian convert at the head of her Bu
reau of Education.
Since last July 150 z patents have
been admitted to St. ViLcent's Hos
pital at Portland. 3
Chief Justice Paton, of the Su
preme Court of New Mexico, died at
Santa Fe recently.
$32,000 was shipped from Victoria
to San Francisco by the City of
Panama on the 3d.
Joseph Arch, the son of the En
glish labor reformer, has been sent
to prison for stealing.
One hundred Indian boys and
girls attend Sunday School at the
An Astorian shoemaker named
Russell died of convulsions in Dr.
Kellogg's office at Portland.
An Eastern man has taken an en
dowment suit from Salt Lake for
exhibition at the Centennial.
Cornell and Hamilton Collegs toot
the prizes at the intercollegiate con
test in New York last week.
Mr. Cabell shipped 500 pounds of
gold and silver mixed from his mine
near Canyon City last week."
During the month of December
2,088,329 pounds of bullion and
2,472,458 pounds of silver "ore were
shipped over the Utah. Southern
The dam at Bingham's saw mill. on
Panther creek, with 300,000 feet of
logs, was swept away last week.
A pole 140 feet long and 10 inches
in diameter at the butt will be sent
from Victoria to the Centennial.
Wm Murray and Frank Myers
were hanged at Pittsburg on the 6th
inst., for the murder of Gebhardt.
Father Brabant of Victoria has
sufficiently recovered to be able to
celebrate Mass on Christmas day.
The passenger and freight depot
of the S. P. R. R. at Hollister, Cal.,
was burned to the ground last week.
Mayor Galzert, of Seattle, declines
to accept the position of regent of
the Washington Territory Univer
sity. Sunday cursing costs two dollars
an oath in Maine while week dav
"expletives are taxed but one dol
Dong Gong says the Chinamen in
Portland are just as good looking as
those in China and just as fit to be
U. S. Paymaster Spaulding0 for
alleged complicity in the Pinney
frauds, has been arrested in San
Snohomish county is to have a
road from Snohomish City to the
head of Lake Washington, a distance
of twelve miles.
Latest advices from Paris say th.rd
Marshal Canrobert persists in his
refusal to accept the Senatorial
H. F. Jelley, the surviving passen
ger from the wreck of the Pacific,
reached his home at Port Stanley,
Ontario, on the 3d ult.
A lover of his country stole a
British flag from a lofty staff at Vic
toria last week. He should be flagel
lated and then flagrated.
Last week Mokeluinne Hill, Cal.,
was visitded by a severe wind storm
which unroofed houses, blew down
fences, and did much damage.
The Roseburg Call says it will cost
only three million dollars to build a
narrow gauge railroad from there to
the coast, a distance of 50 miles.
The schooner Anne Lyle, built at
Port Ludlow last year, went ashore
in a gale at San Francisco about a
week ago, and is reported a total loss.
Mr. Tom Hughes, M. P., author of
Tom Brown at Oxford, writes that
he will bo unable to act as umpire in
the international match of British
and American oarsmen.
A theatrical firm in New Y'ork ad
vertises for three hundred supernu
meraries, none of whom must be un
der six feet high. They are wanted
for a spectacular version of "Julius
At an early hour, on New Year's
morning, while returning on board
the North Pacific at Olympia, Mr.
Wm. Patterson, bartender on the
steamer named, fell into the bay and
Alas! for the old proverbs in these
modern days. Three bank bnrglars
in Bucharest thought to divide their
spoils with the needy poor, but the
unfortnnate fellow who carried their
contribution to the charity commit
tee now languishes in jail.
The official figures of the New
York census make the total popula
tion of the State 4,04,b04, an in
crease of 322,081 since 1870 and SG3,-
113 since lSGo. The number of
voters in the State is 1,138,323. of
whom 743,078 are natives, and 395,
Theatrical manager, Tom Maguire
of San Francisco, has been sum
monsed before the District Court to
answer the complaint of a colored
citizen, who was refused admission
to the dress circle oi the new Bush
st. theatre. Recent decisions in
Ohio sustain Maguire.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
and the Delaware & Bound Brook
Railroad Co. are having a serious
disagreement as to the latter's right
to lay a frog at Hopewell, N. J., to
secure a crossing. Excitement was
intense on the Gth, and 5,000 men
weie on the ground.
The total valuation of real estate
and peisonal property in Colorado
Territory for the current year is re
turned at 844,G00,933, the former be
ing represented by the figures $27,
234,310. The Territorial tax is $G7,
30026; tax for benefit of deaf mutes,
$8,938 11, or one-fifth of one mill on
Jos. Thompson, who was shot by
II. Clawson at the toll-gate on the
Idaho road, on the 24th ult., died of
his wounds on the same night. The
quarrel originated over some money
that Clawson was owing to Thomp
son's wife. Clawson gave himself
up to the authorities, claming that
the shooting was in self-defense.
Georgia is gradually filling up
11. tx f - ' " 1 " .
wuu cotton lactones, wuicn con
tinue to arise on every hand. The
Memphis Aralanche in noticing the
latest enternrisfl of thia kinl nro.
diets that the time is not far distant
when a very large proportion of the
cotton crrown in tho Smith -nrill Vio
manufactured at home, not only for
aomestm supply, out for export.
A UOteWOlthv event is tho nrrivnl
of 14 vessels from Washington Terri
tory ports in San Francisco, on tho
20th nit., with 3,72G tons of coal,
3,338,000 feet of lumber, 730,000
laths, 1,300 feet of piles, 6,500
cedar posts, 630 bundles shooks, and
10,500 baskets of oysters. No other
country in the world, of our sister
Territory's population, can make a
o Imminent Speakers of the Past.
With the exception of James K.
Polk, who wis speaker of the
XXVIth andiXXVIIth Congress
1835-39 no man who has ever been
speaker has been elected President.
But some of our most eminent states
man have occupied the speaker's
chair. The first speaker of the
House was Frederick A. Muhlenberg,
of Pennsylvania, a famous man in
his time and of a famous family.
Jonathan Trumbull was second
speaker, a patriot of lasting renown,
a devoted personal and political
friend of Gen. Washington himself.
Soon afterwards came Jonathan Day
ton. Then Theo. Sedgwick, of
Massachusetts. Then there was
Nathaniel Macan, "the father of the
House," three iimes speaker in suc
cession, in one or the other nouses
of Congress, nearly forty successive
years, for whom counties and towns
all over the country are named, bnt
whose personal and political history
is little known to the present genera
tion. Macon'was succeeded by Jos
eph B. Varnum, a General of the
Revolution, and an eminent and prac
tical statesman in Masschusetts of
later vears. He was followed by
the gallant "Harry of the West," the
eloquent and immortal Henry Clay,
most magnetic of orators, most pop
ular of party leaders. To this posi
tion Mr. Clay was elected no less
than six times, but not in succession.
lie was almost a perfect presiding
ollk-er. The r.ext man of national
reputation which has endured till
these times to occupy the chair, was
John Bell, of Tennessee, afterward
Secretary of War under President
Harrison, and candidate for President
in 18G0. Soon afterward Polk, then '
R. M. T. Hunter, Robert C. Winth
rop was speaker of the XXXth Con
gress a splendid officer and magni-c
licent man. He was succeeded by
Copp, and he by Lynn Boyd, of
Kentucky. Then came Banks.
Since his time the history of the
Speakershiji is familiar to the in
Don't think that yards of ribbons,
ruffles and lace will add one particle
to your virtue. Don't make a walking
milliner's shop or a jeweler's store
of yourselves, covering all that is of
true merit within you with that which
will only attract the shallow-brained.
Don't think sensible people can be
deceived by vain show, they look
for beauty of heart and mind. Don't
flatter yourselves it is smart to effect
ignorance of manual labor, or to bo
ignorant of it. Don't give the sub
ject of matrimony a thought while
you are'in your teens, except to qual
ify yourself for the responsible posi
tion which it jdaces you in; you need
all of that time of yonr life to fit
yourselves for it. Y'ou need to study
books, the laws of life and health; to
be well experienced in the culinary
art, as perhaps the happiness and
health of hundreds are depending on
yonr knowledge of this. Don't give
your time and talents to the world,
or to seeking things of time and
sense that perish with their using.
God has created you for a nobler pur
pose, and made you accountable for
what He has given you. Don't sell
your birth-right for a mess of pot
Not Overestimated. A Hebrew
merchant from a Western city went
into one of our large wholesale honses
the other day and said he wished to
buy about $1,500 worth of goods.
He was willing to pay $1,200 cash
and give his note for ninety days for
the rest of the bill. The firm looked
up the house which the customer
represented; and came to the con
clusion that his note wouldn't be of
much value. They concluded, bow
ever, to sell him the goods he desir
ed, making a sufficient advance in
the usual jmce to coer the amount
of the note. The sale was
made, and the bill amounted
to $l,4o0. The purchaser paid the
81,200 and drew his note for the
remainder. "Now, mine vriends."
said he, "I vants you to gif me von
present. I alvavs has a present
after so big a bill." "Well," replied
the merchant, "we can't give you
much of a present, but you can pick
out a necktie for yourself, if you
wish." "No, ro. I vants no neck
ties. I vants a silk dress for mine
vife." "O, we can't do that," said
the merchant, "but I'll tell you what
we will do. We will give you your
note." "My note! No, by my gra
cious; I takes ze necktie!" c
The young Baron Rothschild has
been quietly roaming around the
Territories and through the Pacific
States, visiting nearly every place
of note. It is reported that he has
made arrangement for the investment
of twenty millions of dollars in the
mines and other resources of Utah,
Nevada, and California. But this
sum is too small. He should put tip
two hundred millions at least.
The Parisian police have a cheap,
ingenious safety lamp, consisting of
a small glass vial one-third full of
olive oil. A small piece of phospho
rous is dropped in and the vial cork-
eu. xu use me stopper is released
for a moment so as to permit the en
trance of air to the phosphorous.
The vacant inner space is thereupon
lit up, diffusing a clear, and of
course, perfectly harmless light.
When the light" fades it may be re
vived by a fresh uncorking. A lamp
so prepared will hold good for six
months without renewal.0
Sir John Glover, who led the na
tive levies in the recent Ashante war,
is dangerously ill in Queen's county
from the effect of a serious injury to
the neck, which he sustained in a
railway collision at Castlebar.