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OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY. AUGUST 22, 1878.
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OREGON LODGE, No. 3, I. O. O. F.
Meets every Thursday Evening, at
Tfc o'clock, in Odd Fellows' Uall, 7f-?C
Main Street. Members of the Orderv'Saj
are invited to attend.
By order of jr. G.
REBECCA DEGREE LODGE, No. 2,
i. o. o. meets on the Second aud -t r -l
Fourth Tuesday Evenings of each month, ll
at lit o'clock, in the Odd Fellows" Hall. J !
Members of the Degree are Invited to
FALLS ENCAMPMENT, No. 4,
I. O. O. F., meets at Odd Fellows Hall on
the First and Thii Tuesday of each mouth.
Patriarchs in goou standing are invited to
MULTNOMAH LODGE, No. 1,
n. t . & A. M., holds its regular cominuni
cations on the Firnt ami Tlur.l SHtiinlnva
in each mouth, at 7 o'clock from the 20th
of September to the tiutb of March ; aud
o'clock from the 'Jl'th of March to the '
20th of September. Brethren in good standing are
inviteu to attena. isy order of W. M.
WARREN N. DAVIS, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Graduate of the Vniversity of Pennsylvania.
Office at Cliff House.
Physician and Druggist.
"Prescriptions carefully filled at short notice.
DR. JOHN WELCH,
OFFICE IN OREGON CITY OREGON.
Highest cash price paid for County Orders.
E. L. EASTHAM,
4 "W rl"" da i -r -mr a nn w
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Special attention given to business in the U. 8.
Office iiVIyer's Brick.
JOHNSON & McCOWN,
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELORS AT LAW
OREGON CITY. OREGON.
Will practice in all the Courts of the State.
Special attention given to cases in the Vnited
States Land Office at Oregon City. 6apr'7'2-tf
BLANKS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION FCR
kale at thisoftice. Justices of the Peeace can
get anytning in their line.
GEO. A- HARDING,
Driest aM ApotiiBcary,
T-EEP3 CONSTANTLY ON HAND A GENERAL
L assortment of
Drugs and Chemicals,
Cviiiba and Krii !.
kbonldrr Ilrarra t'anrj and
Kero.f np Oil. E.amp liliiin.T.
Ulaaa. rutty. fjalnla. olla
Varuiahei and !e SitullW
PURE WINES AND LIQUORS FOR
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC, ETC
Physicians" Prescriptions carefully cor
pounded, and all orders correctly answered.
Open at all hours of the night.
fec&. All accounts must be paid monthly.
Uuvl.lsTotf WARD & HARDING.
W. H. HIGHFIELD,
Established since '40,
One door North of Pope's Hall,
. MAIN J.T., KKtlOX flTY, KKU'.
An assortment of Watches, Jewelry, and i
neiu a nomas' eight Clocks, all of which
are warranted to be as represented.
" -fniu8 uun uu suorx notice; andthaua.iul
ior past patronage.
CuhU lid lor County Orders.
JOHN M. BACON,
PIUTLKE ILiIES. MOULDINGS AND MISCEL-
I'BAJl K XtDE TO ukii:r.
Obeoos Oitt. Obegox.
7"At the Post Office, Main Street, west side.
A. C. WALLING'S
JPi oncer JSooIc JBinderv
Pittock's Building, cor. of Stark and Front Sts.,
BLANK BOOKS RULED AND BOUND TO ANT
desired pattern. Music Bocks, Magazines,
Newspapers, etc.? sound in every variety of style
known to the trade. Orders from the country
promptly attended to. novl,. iS-tf
OREGON CITY BREWERY.
Having purchased the above Brewery,
wishes to inform the public that they areHfg
uuw prepared to manufacture a No. l,
OF LAGER BEER.
As good as can be obtained snvwhe the State.
omen selicitei and promptly fills
Smile Whenever You Can.
When tilings don't go to suit yon,
And the world seems upside down.
Don't waste your time in fretting,
But drive away that frown ;
Since life is oft perplexing,
'Tis much the wisest plan
To bear all trials bravely.
And smile whenever you can.
Why should you dread to-morrow,
And thus despoil to-day?.
For when you borrow trouble,
You always have to pay.
It is a good old maxim
Which should of ton be preached :
Don't cross the bridge before you
Until the bridge is reached.
You might.be spared much sighing,
If you want to keep in mind
The thought that good and evil
Are always here combined,
There must be something wanting
And though you roll in wealth,
You may miss from your casket
The precious jewel health.
And though you're strong and sturdy,
You may have an empty purse ;
And earth has many trials
Which I consider worse I
But whether joy or sorrow
Fill up your mortal span,
'Twill make your pathway brighter
To smilo whenever you can.
Jeanie's First Sorrow.
BY SIDNEY TUORSK.
Jeanie Moore was the prettiest eirl in
Grovelanrl. "None knew her but to love
her," as the poet says, and old Farmer
Moore was prouder of hia one daughter,
than ot all his lands, and well he might
This summer Jeanie had come home
from boarding school for good, and the
old farm rang with her clear bird-like
tones as ehe liew from room to room.
leaving tokens of her dainty womanlv
ouug Dr. .Lowell had been a boarder
at the farm for three years. When lie
had L'rstseen Jeanie she had been a little
winning girl, quite willing to be taken on
the grave young man's knee, and listen
thoughtfully as he and her father talked.
But now thing were quite different,
and as Howard Lowell watched the
graceful fmn crowned by the lovely
flower-like face, and each day eaw the
pure unselfish nature unfold more and
more, he grew to look upon her in an
other light, and to tnink that it would
be very sweet to have that blooming face
grow more bright at his approach than
at any other.
So the days went by, and although no
words had as yet broken the 9weet silence,
the two young hearts were knitting fast
together when my story opens. Jeanie
had changed from a bhy, blushing
school girl into a beiutiful self-possessed
maiden, conscious in her inmost heart of
being loved, and ot returning that love.
Que evening, as they all bat around
the cosy tea-table, little Fred, Jeauie's
brother, bounded into the room, full of
uewa which evidently seemed very im
portant to him.
"Oh, lather, the big house has heen
bought!" Now the "big house," as Fred
called it, was the house ot Groveland.
High up on a hill it towered in its gray
stone fctateliness above all the rest of the
village. It had been unoccupied for
'Well, I'm glad of that," heartily ex
claimed Farmer Moore. "It's a shame
so much fine property should have gone
to wreck and ruin so long, when it might
be made such an ornament to the vil
lage. Do you know who has bought it,
"les, sir, it is a widow lady named
Aimer, and she has two daughters."
Dr. Lowell here gave a sudden start,
which caused Jeanie to glance over at
him, and to her surprise she saw that he
was greatly agitated. IIi9 face was white
as death, and with his lips parted be
looked fixedly at Freddy, as if waiting
to hear more.
Seeing his emotion attracted attention,
he hastily arose and without speaking,
lett the room.
Jeauie's interest in Freddy's news was
entirely lost in her wonderment over Dr
Lowell's strange demeanor. It was quite
late in the evening before he rejoined
them; but when he came back he was as
self-possessed and quiet a9 ever, yet there
was something peculiar in his manner,
and Jeanie felt the change, although,
unlike most women, she refrained from
askinsr any questions.
It was true "Waban Uall" had at last
found oceuoauts. Mrs. Aimer and her
two daughters were pleasant and uuaf
fected. and it was not loner before the
new-comers became well acquainted in
After a time Jeanie called to welcome
them and extend the hospitality of the
farm, and she returned home delighted
with her visit. Mrs. Aimer was so kind,
and the girls, Ella and Kuth, so charm
ing and friendly. Jeanis talked enthusi
astically for some time alout her new
friends, aud Dr. Lowell listeued to all
she said eagerly.
After a few weeks invitations came to
the farm for a party to be held at the
"Shall you go, little one!" questioned
Jeanie looked up at Dr. Lowell, and
was surprised again by the odd pallor
ot his lace.
It was decided they should go, nd the
was ablaze with light, and fragrant with
me aromatic perlume of flowers, and as
Jeanie entered the ball room on the doc
tor s arm, her girlish heart gave a great
bound, bhe had been to but few parties,
and youth loves lite and gaiety.
But her pleasure that evening was nof
what she had expected, and as she lay in
her own little bed at home that night,
and thought over her lovers bewildering
conduct, the pretty head buried itself in
the pillows, and anyone listening might
have heard smothered sobs.
Shortly after their arrival her escort
had left her, and devoted himself to I
Ella Aimer. Not that Jeanie waa neg
lected that her beauty and popularity
never allowed her to "be but she had
watched with a keen pain her lover's
manner toward Miss Aimer.
From their first meeting the reserve
which he generally held toward strangers
had been wanting, and he seemed to
become more and more engrossed iu her
The long walk home that evening had
been taken almost in silence, and Jeanie's
heart, all unused to trouble, sank very
low, as she thought she had been un
maidenly in giving her love so freely,
and now her punishment had come. Yet
a heart once out of one's keeping cannot
be called back suddenly without pain.
And. this was only the commencement
of her sorrow. Day after day Dr. Lowell
was a guest at "Wabau Hall," and Jeanie
often saw him and Ella Aimer riding or
walking together. Farmer Moore never
noticed how grave the wearisome face
was growing,-for with the pride of wo
manhood Jeanie kept her grief to herself.
She had made up her mind bitterly, that
while she had been loving with all the
fervor of a warm, impulsive heart, he,
whom she had thought so noble, had
been only "trifling with her testing his
powers of pleasing.
She avoided meeting him as much as
possible, and so the time passed, until
one morning as she rose from the break
fast table, Dr. Lowell said :
"Can you speak witn me a little while,
Jeanie? It is almost impossible for me
to see you alone lately."
Never had his voice pronounced her
name more tenderly. Was he about to
make her a confidante of his new-found
love! Jeauie raised her eyes quietly to
his face, then answering, "Certainly,"
led the way to the library.
She seated herself, and he, standing
before her, after a slight pause, began :
"Jeanie, the time has come for this
mystery to be explained, and I can tell
you who I am."
The girl's large dark eyes opened
"Who you are!"
"Yes," he said, laughingly, "I know I
I am Dr. Howard Lowell, practicing
phy.iciau, of Qroveland; but that is not
all. Listen, and I will tell you the whole
"My father died when I was ten years
old, leaving my mother a widow with
three children. Between the eldest of
the two girls and myself there was the
most passionate attachment indeed, we
were all an unusually united family;
but in three years my mother married
again. Then my misery commenced. I
cannot describe the persecutions my
stepfather inflicted upon me, whom alone
of all the children he seemed to hate.
Perhaps it was because of my then head
strong, impulsive nature. I was a pas
sionate boy, and at last, driven desperate,
ran away Irom home aud lrom my
dearly loved mother and sisters.
"Then for years I was driven where
fate willed, working here and there at
anything, no matter how menial, until
at last fortune, in the shape of a kind old
"Dr. Lowell saw and became interested
in me, aud when he died left me, his
adopted son, his wealth, on condition I
took his name, and never returned to the
influence ot my stepfather. And new
Jeanie, comes the most wonderful part of
"I have found my mother and sisters
at last, free from the oue who made my
boyhood so wretched. Shortly after I
lett home my stepfather had taken his
family abroad, and from then until now
we haa never met.
"How I have longed to speak and de
clare myself ! But, Jeanie, I feared that
the prodigal who selfishly left all he held
dear could never be forgiven; until last
night my sister Llla spoke so tenderly
and regretfully of the brother she had
lost, I could keep silence no longer.
shall keep my dear adopted father's
name, but Mrs. Aimer, whom you already
like so much, is my mother, and Kil& and
Kuth ftre my sisters."
Then, witfi an abrupt change in his
voice, Dr. Lowell stooped, and raising the
son, nine nana wmcn lay listlessly in
the gill's lap, clasped it firmly in his own
as he said :
"Can my darling wonder that my man
ner uas been strange and unlike my
The expression in his loving eyes made
Jeanie flush and tremble, and as she was
gathered to his manly heart sha knew
that she had come to the end of her great
It was a happy evening that followed
when, in the "Hall" parlor, the newly
found brother and son brought the dim
pled, blushing girl to his mother and sis
tors as another claimant for their love
And right cordially they welcomed her,
Old Farmer Moore was satisfied, too,
for Jeanie and her husband will live with
him, and the old farm will still echo the
music of the blythe voice so dear to his
It is rough work that polishes. Look
at the pebbles on the shore! Far inland
where some arm of the sea thrusts itself
deep into the bosom of the land, and ex
panding into a salt loch, lies girdled by
the mountains, sheltered from the storms
that agitate the deep, the pebbles on the
beach ars rough, not neautuui; angular,
not rounded. It is where long white lines
of breakers roar, and the rattling shingle
is rolled about the strand, that its peb
bles arc rounded and pousned. As in
nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough
treatment that gives souls, as well as
stones their lustre. The more the dia
mond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and
in what seems hard dealing, there God
has no end in view but to perfect his peo
pie. Br. Guthrie.
Neither a borrower nor lender be, for
loan oft loses both self and friend; and
borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry
This above all to thine own self be true.
and it must follow as the day the night,
thou canst not be false to any man
Poloniuty in. "ITamZ."
A Great Tenor.
A correspondent of the Hartford Posh
writing from Rome, says concerning the
There were services in all the churches.
but when they were no more than ordi
nary ones, except, perhaps, in St. Giovanni
Laterano, where the music was a trifle
ner. In the Church of St. Andrea della
Fratto, the Right Rev. Mouseignor Capel
delivered a sermon in English, and the
Friar Giovanni sang. I do not know
whether the fame of this wonderful tenor
has reached America yet, but he certainly
nas me granuesr. voice j. nave ever Heard.
Ilia name is known everywhere in Rome,
and, whenever it is known that he is to
sing in any church, there is a perfect
rush to hear him
It is a difTiiuiffaitter -to learn where
e is to appear, tor they trv to keen it
uiet. But during Lent the booksellers.
who post up in their stores the important
any events, lor the benefit of visitors.
from time to time, found out his where
abouts, aud gave the public the benefit
of their information. Sometimes it was
right, very often' wrong. We were fortu
nate enough to hear him last Sunday. I
have heard most of the great tenors who
have visited America, but never such a
voice as this fat, ungainly, chubby friar
is possessed of. It is sweet and clear, and
of tremendous volume. His range is
marvellous, and the notes B and A are
seemingly as easily withiu his reach as
an ordinary tone. The Pope asked him a
hort while ago whether he proposed to
go on the stage or stay in the church.
He replied, "The church."
A regular stipend was assured him, so,
unless you come to Rome you will have
to be satisfied with hearing of him, in
stead of hearing him. But the rush to
lear him is creating quite a scandal, and
the authorities now say that the people
make a concert-room of the church. In
fact, Monseignor Capel, in beginning his
sermon on Sunday last, begged the peo
ple to remember that the church was no
theatre, but a temple for the worship of
Almighty God. Ho had previously told
a friend of mine that the thing was a dis
grace, and that if Giovanni sang he would
not preach. But the matter was patched
up somehow, for he preached an hour
nd a half, and Giovanni sang fifteen
An Incidewt of Bdll Rcit. A well-
known judge in one of Pennsylvania's
unties was in Washington at the out
break of oar civil war. At the time
of the first battle of Bull Run. when
Northern politicians generally placed
mplicit faith in Seward's sanguine
prophecy concerning the shortness
of the rebellion, it is well known
that "all Washington" weut down
to see the fun of our "first and decisive
victory" (!) over the Confederacy. The
Pennsylvania judge was among the num
ber, and rode upon his horse to the scene
of action. Having dismounted to view
the battle he became separated from his
horse. When the panic seized the North
ern army, some more agile and more for
tunate spectator took possession of the
udge's auimal and hastily sped back to
Washington; and the judge, who was cor
pulent and, as befits a judge, dignified in
bearing, was compelled to foot it. Puf
fing and blowing, and swinging and
wringing his hands. His Honor was left
far behind by multitudinous light
weights. But all who passed him he
greeted with the same agitated, breath
less inquiries: "Can't somebody stop this
fight! Can't this affair be compromised!"
The judges neighbors have not yet for
gotten his questions, or the length of time
required to answer them; aud they often
to this day have a laugh at his expense.
Romance: or a Poor Young Girl.
Cincinnati has a pretty romance of a poor
young girl. 1 he heroine was an intelli
gent but unpretending young girl, who
was forced by circumstances to work for
living. She sewed in a store at a sal
ary so meagre, and with work bo labori
ous, tnt she gladly accented a nosition
as waiter-girl in a DODUlar boarding-
house. She had previously been offered
a position as governess, but preferred the
other, i ne only advantage the boarding
house afforded over the store was that o
family sympathy. Among the boarders
wa one probably as poor as herself,
tie was advertising solicitor lor a
city paper, with a very moderate income.
Believing themselves poor, but yet able
to keep the wolf from their door, an at
tachment sprang up, which developed
luto an engagement. The course of love
did not run smoothly. There were
doubts ot taitbtuIneBs, and consequent
quarrels, until, a few days age, the young
lady learned that she had fallen heir to
an estate in Germany worth 4100.000.
Her heart was true to him. They were
married right away.
Thb Carat. Possibly many people
have speculated on the precise meaning
of the word "carat." It is an imaginary
weight, thatexpresses the fineness of gold,
or the proportions of pure gold in a mass
ot metal. Thus an ounce of gold of
tweuty-two carats fine is gold of which
twenty-two parts out of twenty-four are
pure, the other two parts being silver,
copper or other metal. The weight of
four grains, use by jewelers in weighing
precious stones and pearls, is sometimes
called diamond weight the carat con
sisting ot four nominal grains, a little
lighter than four grains troy, or seventy
four and one-sixteenth carat grains being
equal to seventy-two grains troy. The
term of weighing carat derives its name
from a bean, the fruit of an Abyssinian
tree, called kuara, varying little in its
weight, and seems to have been, from a
very remote period, used as a weight for
gems and pearls.
Body and brain need plenty of exer
cise as well as plenty of rest; and prob
ably far fewer people fall into ill health
from overdoing than from insufficient or
irregular exercise of their muscles, and
for want of that rigorous development of
Drain-power which comes from mental
activity and discipline.
Deep sorrow has no tongue.
Preserved Pkars are put up the
same, only pared. Leave stems on and
Pickled Peaches. To every quart of
vinegar add two pounds of sugar, spice.
Boil and pour boiling hot over the
Raspberry Vinegar. One pint vine
gar, three pints berries, one pound
crushed sugar. Let them stand together
day or two; wash and strain. Boil
twenty minute3 and skim well. Bottle
To Can Peaches. One half pound of
sugar to one pound of fruit. Put the
sugar in the kettle with a half pint of
water to one pound of sugar. Heat and
skim and parboil them in the syrup ten
minutes. Pour while hot in caus and
Raspberry Jam. Three-quarters of a
pound of sugar to every pound of fruit;
t 1 t . a a t a . , ..
oou me iruu uatt au hour; mash and stir
well; add the sugar and cook twenty
minutes more. Gooseberry jam is made
similar, only boil the fruit one hour first
and another hour after the sugar is put
in. The Iloutthold.
Sooa Beer. Three pints strong beer,
one quart molasses, three and one-half
pounds brown sugar, simmered together
and skimmed as long as scum will rise;
three ounces tartaric acid dissolved in
one-half pint of water, one and one-half
ounce each of essence of lemon, winter
green and sassafras; bottle, cork and tie.
Nectar. Four ounces tartaric acid.
four pounds white suar, two quarts wa
ter. Simmer well together until it comes
to a boil. When nearly cold add the
whites of two eggs. When quite cold
flavor with two tablespoons of lemon or
any other extract. Bottle and cork well.
For use, take a goblet nearly filled with
water and two tablespoons of the syrup,
to which add about half a teaspoon of
soda. Stir and drink while foaming.
Preserved Cherries. Common sour
cherries are best; stone and take pound
of sugar to pound of fruit; take half of
your sugar and sprinkle over the fruit,
let it stand about an hour, pour into a
preserving kettle, boil slowly ten min
utes, skim out the cherries, add remain
der of sugar to the syrup; boil, skim and
pour over the cherries; the next day
drain off the syrup, boil, skim, add the
cherries, boil twenty minutes and seal up
in small lars.
Preserved Quinces. Pare, quarter
and core the fruit, saving skins and cores.
Put the quinces over the fire with just
enough water to cover them, and simmer j
until perfectly tender, but do not let
them break. Take out the fruit and
spread on dishes to cool; add the parings
and cores to the water in which the
quinces were boiled, and cook one hour;
then strain through a jelly-bag, and to
each pint of this liquor allow a pound of
sugar. Boil and skiin this, then put in
the fruit and boil fifteen minutes. Take
it off the fire and let it stand ia a deep
dish 24 hours. Then drain off the syrup,
and let it boil again, put in the quinces
and cool fifteen minutes. Take out the
fruit and spread on dishes to cool; boil
down the syrup thick; put the fruit in
your jars until two-thirds full, then cover
with the syrup.
Peach Preserves. Pare and stone
your fruit and cut in halves; weigh it,
and allow one pound of sugar to one
pound of fruit; crack peach stones, ex
tract the kernels, and put a few into your
syrup (for flavoring) while cooking. Put
a layer of sugar in the kettle first, then a
layer of fruit, and so on until all is used;
set where it will warm slowly until the
sugar is melted and the fruit hot through;
boil steadily until the peaches are tender
and clear; take out with a perforated
skimmer and lay on large flat dishes,
crowding as little as possible. Boil the
syrup almost to a jelly that is clear and
thick and skim; till your iars two-
tbirda full of the fruit, pour on the boil
ing syrup, and when cold cover with
brandy tissue paper, then with cloth,
lastly with thick paper tied tightly over
them. The peaches should be ready to
take off after half an hour boiling; the
syrup boila fifteen minutes longer; stir
often to let the scum rise, and skim.
Experience tells us that furniture will
be more likely to prove satisfactory if
simple and graceful, rather than elaborate
and extravagant in design. 1 here is no
economy in buying inferior, ill-made ar
ticles because they are cheap. They will
either get to look shabby or will need
repair in a very snort time, and in tne
end. will prove the more expensive. All
articles ot furniture should, in size, ma
terial and shape, be suited to their posi
tion and surroundings and they should
harmonise well with each other. Except
ing in very large rooms, or in conformity
with & fixed idea, large patterns, extrava
gant designs, and striking colors, should
be avoided. Subdued (but not dingy)
colors and email patterns are much safer
than large massea of color, and the
brightness of the room should depend
rather upon the table-covers, books, flow
ers, and other ornaments, than upon the
color of the carpets and curtains. Large
furniture is out of place in a small room;
slight, spare furniture is not suited to
large room, lhe designs for carpets and
floor-cloths should be adapted for hon
aontal surfaces and for being trodden on
In a dining-room the patterns and colors
should be rich, deep and warm. In
drawing-room they should be light and
delicate. When the rooms have a moth
erly aspect, the colors in the dining-room
should not be too dark or sombre; in the
drawing-room they should not be cold
Bedrooms should be bright, airy and
cheery. In all the rooms the furniture
should not be too much crowded, and
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silliness Bnouia oe avoided as much as
An English writer says: White hair
is so becoming to the face that many
women are never pretty till they are old
the long reign of hair powder which
lasted through a century is an immoita
tribute to the beauty of old age.
The Wandering- Jew front a Hebrew
Point of View.
The legend of the Jew, says a Jewish
paper, ever wandering and never dying,
even from the crucifixion of Jesus to the
present day, is spread over many Euro
pean countries. The accounts, however,
as in all fables, do not agree. One ver
sion is this: When Jesus was led to
death, oppressed by the weight of the
cross, he wished to rest himself near the
gate at the house of Ah as u re us. This
man, however, sallied forth and thrust
him away. Jesus turned toward him,
"I shall rest, but thou shalt move on
till I return."
And from that time he has had no rest,
and,, ia obliged incessantly to wander
about. Another version is that given
by Matthew, of Paris, a monk of the
thirteenth century: When Jesus was led
from the tribunal of Pilate, to death, the
doorkeeper, named Cartaffilous, pushed
him from behind with hia foot, saying:
"Walk on, Jesus, quickly; why dost
Jesus looked at him gravely, and
"I walk on, but thou shalt tarry till I
And tlm man, still alive, wanders
from place to place in constant dread of
the wrath to come. A third legend adds
that this wandering Jew falls sick every
hundred years, but recovers and renews
his strength; hence it is that, after so
many centuries, he does not look much
older than aseptaugenarian. Thus much
for the legends. No one of the ancient
authors alludes to this wanderer. The
first who reports such a thing is a monk
of the thirteenth century, when, as is
known, the world was full of pious
frauds, even to disgust. However, the
story has spread far and wide, so that it
has become a proverb, "He runs like a
A Tale of Two Lovers. The two
lovers plunged gracefully into each oth
er's arms across the gate, splitting the
top rail and breaking both hinges in
their frantic demonstrations of joy; and
the frail structure fell to the ground, a
hopeless, chaotic wreck.
"Come round here smashing gates and
talking moonshine to my daughter 1 Eh!
Eh? Eh?" was the old gentleman's re
mark as he hauled Alexander Bartholo
mew backward and forward over the
ground, and banged him over the bead
with a sample exhibi of the broken gate.
And thus he danced a Modoc war dance
on young Jones' prostrate form; stepped
on his ears; jabbed him in the ribs with
the butt-end of a fowling piece, and other
wise toyed with him.
And fiually, when the thing began to
grow monotonous, particularly lor the
lover, he stood Alexander, etc., up and
gave him a homeward lift on the toe of
is boot, and then emptied both charges
f his shotgun into hia coat tail as he
vanished around the corner.
Alexander Bartholomew stayed out.
His love for Evangeline Seraphia has
faded like a morning glory beneath the
No more gate for him.
He is now engaged in looking for a
girl who lives iu a house level with the
street,, and whose father is of a retiring
disposition. Fragment f rom Punch.
An Embarrassing Question. Three
ittle boys, aged, respectively, nine, ten
and eleven, were detected in placing
stones on the track of the elevated raU
road. Their motive was the "fun" as
they called it of seeing the train, filled
with passengers, precipitated to the pave
ment! Fortunately, though the engine
was displaced, the cars were saved by the
timber wall beside the track.
Now what to do with the little boys is
question not easily answered. One of
them appeared to be the leader, who had
urged the others on, and he was rather
proud than cowed when arrested. In
uch a child there must be a great deal
of innate depravity. His freedom ia in
consistent with the safety of others. Yet
it would seem cruel to shut him up for
life. "Send him away from all railroads."
said some one. But where could he be
sent away from them! There arc rail
roads well-nigh everywhere now.
i. robably a school-ship would be as
suitable a place as any lor him: yet. if
kept on a Government vessel, very likely
at some future day he would be hanged
at the yard-arm lor mutiny. The whole
world has not really a fit place for such
characters. No place is good for so bad
a boy. If. T. Ledger.
a jafanksb jhoojsbtone. A new
moonstone has been discovered in Japan
In oeki, a place frequented by travelers
on their way to Ise. there is a stone fig
ure of Buddha which has stood there for
ages past. It has ever been believed by
the inhabitants ot the district- that
magical radiance proceeded from one of
the ears of the image, which was in con
sequence an object of devout worship
Some native philosopher hearing of
this strange story and anxious to dis
cover its origin, made a pilgrimage to
the miraculous statue, and on closely ex
amining the ear, found imbedded in the
lobe ot it a crystal substance, which, on
further examination, turned out to be
diamond. On the result of the examina
tion being made known, the people of the
district; became greatly excited, some
wanting to take it out and sell it, and
others protesting against such profana
tion. Application was accordingly made
to the local authorities for a guard to
prevent the stealing of the jewel, and the
precious image is now guarded night and
AMiddletown, (Conn.,) woman recently
placed a doxen duck's eggs under a hen,
hoping to raise some yonng ducks. After
staying on the eggs until two days more
would have hatched out the ducks the
hen left and would not return. TheD the
woman took the eggs and placed them in
the bosom of her dress, where she car
ried them for two days, when five young
ducks came forth, all of which are alive
and doing well.
Oxfordshire Down Sheep.
No breed of sheep has grown more into
public favor in Great Britain, or has
more rapidly extended in numbers, than
the Oxfordshire Down. It is now about
fifty years since a few enterprising Eng
lish breeders undertook the construction
of a new breed of sheep, that should in a
great measure, possess the weight of the
Long wool with the quality of the Down.
It is the opinion of the best authorities
in such matters that the Cotswold gray
faced ram and the Hampshire-Down ewe
were the chief, if not the only, materials
which, by judicious blending and care
ful selection, have resulted ia a class of
sheep which under suitable conditions, '
are probably as profitable as any that
can be mentioned, where size, weight of
wool, aptitude to fatten, hardy character
and valuable meat are desired.
The success of the early promoters of
the project led many others into the
field. It was not until 1850 that they
were styled the Oxfordshire Downs, the
county of Oxford in England being their
stronghold. Previous to that date, they
were properly regarded as cross-breds,
and known as Down Cotswolds, under
which designation they achieved success
at the Smitbfield shows. As scon as the
breed became established, some of the
most successful breeders began to exhibit
their sheep at the Royal Agricultural So
ciety's bhow, and though at first they had
no special class, and were shown with
short- wooled sheep and cross-breds, their
great merit soon secured them a class to
themselves. The Royal Society decided
ou a separate class, and the Oxfordshire
Downs made their first appearance as a
recognized breed in the exhibition year
of 1863 at Battersea. At the Smiihtield
Club show, in 1872, the Duke of Marlbo
rough took the etiampioa prize with his
splendid wethers of this breed, as the best
pen of sheep in any ol the classes.
Among the characteristics of a good
type of tne Oxfordshire Downs should be
a nice drk color, the poll well covered
with wool, adorned with a top knot on
the forehead ; a good fleece of wool, thick
on the skin, not too curly; a well-formed
barrell on short, dark legs (not gray or
spotted); with good, firm mutton. The
weight of wool tor a whole nock will
average about seven pounds per sheep;
rama have been known to cut as much as
twenty pounds when shearing. Great
numbers of shearlings and ram-lambs are
now sold ia Englaud by public as well as
private sale. Most satisfactory prices
have been realized recently, rams having
changed hands at from $200 to (300 each.
l'he cross with the Hampshire ewe for
early fat lambs for the London market is
much in favor. In this breed the weight
of the fleece aud of the carcass, generally
the characteristics of the CoUwold breed,
are, combined with tne quality ot the
mutton and thewool, the cnaracteristics
of the Downs.
The Oxfordshire sheep are adapted
more particularly tar mixed soils, and
stand close stocking and confinement;
that is, they can be kept entirely in
hurdles, and will probably do better so
than lr allowed a range. Different sorts
of food are commonly grown on the
mixed soils, as kohlrabi, swedes, turnips,
mangel wurzel, Winter oats, rye, and tre
foil, vetches, cabbages and clover, so as
to keep the sheep as much, as possible on
the arable land. The stock ewes are gen
erally divided in August, and rams se
lected to suit each lot. They run over
the stubbles, and are penned on rape or
cabbage at night; in some instances a few
beans are given, lhey then clean up the
pastures till Christmas, having been on
pea-straw at night. It is considered un
wise to give them many turnips before
yeaning, iney are men urougnc into the
fold-yard for lambing, and are fed on hay,
cotton-cake and a few roots.
They are found to be very good moth
ers, being strong and proline, producing
a considerable proportion of twins. The
lambs when taken into the turnip-field
have a fold in front of their mothers,
where tbey are supplied with hay, grain,
and, as the case may be, cut swedes, or
crop off the grass. The ewes with twins
are also supplied with corn. The lambs
are usually weaned when about twenty-
two weeks old. They are a healthy
class of sheep, and cases of giddiness are
seldom known in any ot the flocks.
Great attention is bestowed by the best
fiwck-masters during the young stage,
and an early acquaintance with suitable
artificial food, and a frequent change of the
natural produce are esteemed as points of
great importance. A check on the young
system ia often had to recover from, and
it is a great argument for the folding sys
tem, especially in a country where land
ia dear and good mutton commands great
prices, that the sheep are so frequently
under the eye that any marked change
may be noticed at aonce. American Cul
tivator. Professor Bennett says that the tomato
is one of the most powerful aperients,
and in all affections of the liver, where
calomel is generally used, it is the most
effective and least harmful remedial
agent known to the profession.
How to Treat Hyacinths. As soon
as a hyacinth is done flowering in water
you may transplant it to a pot of artb,
and so leave tt to dry off, when you will
lay it away till Autuma. Off.hoots
should be removed as soon as they ap
pear, and be put in small pots, where
they will soon make roots, and in time
form flowering bulbs.
Horse-doctors, according to their own
reports, are increasing and doing splen
didly. But how about the horses! Jf.
T. Herald. What does it matter about
the horses so long as the doctors thrive 1
The best way to preserve all hlf-hardy
plants, when it is convenient to do so, is
to prune and then lay them down and
cover with a couple of inches of soil.
They will come out in the spring as fresh
as they were in the fall, and without injury-
Keep a steady eye upon the compost
heap. Make it grow all throngh the fall
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