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VOLUME 11.
THE
SHASTA COURIER
If rtfI.ISMED EVERT MTI RWr MOAMHO.
BV NKIM.fIA.X A l»OMK.
J 4„ H, POSH, ARCHIBALD SKILLMAN.
Editors find Proprietors.
Publication Office in Courier Building, on High
Street, where all orders for Advertising and Job
Work should be left.
TERKA—■■Tfriablf >« Advnnrr;
For One Year - 810,00
" Si* Months
Term* mf Adrerliaing:
For One Square of 10 lines or less, Arne insertion,
Four Dollars ; fur each subsequent iueertion. Two
Italian.
A liberal discount made to Monthly and Yearly
Advertisers.
Job Priming
Of every description promptly executed in a su
perior manner.
KUODEM A l.lttK’M
EXPREM,
LEAVES THE
ttIIAWTA
office of Well's Far-« -A. 111 -'jLJS
go & Co., Sacramento, daily, for
/Shasta, Yrekn. , ami all tuww and points through
out Not .hem California, connecting at Sacramen
to with Wells, Fargo A Co’s Daily Express to
San Francisco, and by regular Mail Steamer on
the Ist, Dtit. Kith and '-!•'> IU of each month to ike
Atlantic Slates and Europe.
Treasure, letters and other packages conveyed
to and from the points above designated, with
the utmost dispatch.
(•old Dust forwarded to the C. S. Mints at
4‘hiiadelphia and few Orleans, under policies
from the most responsible J nsurunec Companies
in th« Eastern Cities.
Drafts drawn by John XL Rhodes, of the
iiueramentu City Bsnk, on New York, New
Orleans, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh ; Stale Bank
uf Ohio.
11. Davidson’s drafts for sale on Messrs. N.
Al. Rothschild .t Sons, London ; Messrs. De
"Rothschild Sc Bros., Paris; Messrs. M. A. Roths
<hild A Suns, Frankfort; Messrs. L. Behrens &
Buns, Agents, 11 am burg; Messrs. Huth, Grun
ing Sc Co., Lima and Valparaiso; A Belmont.
New York.
Collections made and all business appertain
ing to an Express Company executed promptly
and with especial regard to safety.
JAMES M. RHODES,
HIRAM LUSK,
U ELLS. FARGO Sc CO.
Offices.—Shasta, in Bust Office Building;
Sacramento, J street, between Front and Sec
ond streets; San Francisco, 114 Montgomery
street; IVeaverville, Messrs. Church At. Mix’s
building; Vctka. fire-proof building opposite
I reka Hotel. se|’ lOtf
111 4.t1, KOfs HUM *■ CO'S
Calilarnia anil Oregon Express.
Connecting at Shasta with
A DAMS Co.'s well
known ami unrivalled Pa
cific and At lonic Express.
$ IRANI. ROGERS A: CO. wonhl most re
5, •
• pecifniiy inform the public, that they have
made arrangements to forward a Weekly Ex
press to and from die following places, in charge
ol our regular no ss.-ngers ;
rmstiircL oyncm
Yrekn,
Jacksonville,
Aliitotr.se,
ijiasfa,
llearrrriile.
Pittsburg,
and Fill Riccr.
ALSO,
Scott Valley,
Salmon River,
1 ndian Creek,
Humbug Creek,
Hungry Creek,
Cherry Creek.
Hamburgh,
Crescent City,
Winchester,
Portland,
and
Oregon City.
Trinity River,
Scott's Bar,
Klamath River,
Rogue’s River,
Dead wood Creek,
Greenhorn Creek.
Cottonwood Creek,
Best ville,
Sailor Diggings,
Ci non ville,
Salem.
Scott River,
W e sell at either of our offices
Stiglil Drafts
on ADAMS & Co., in the Atlantic States and
in Europe. Also,
Check*
on Adams Sc Co.’s Offices, throughout the State.
Oepoxilea
Received, special or otherwise. The highest
pries? paid for
(UU huoi.
Treasures, Valuable Packages, Letters. See.,
forwarded by our regular messengers with the
utmost dispatch.
trp* rlicuiar attention paid tn Collections.
Orders for Goods, parcels or packages promptly
.Attended to, and forwarded according to in
structions.
All business entrusted to our care will be
faithfully and promptly executed.
jyti if CRAM, ROGERS & Co.
CTTV MATH IiOCMK.
II car of Ike Calij o rnia Exchange,
Nhasla.
THE UNDERSIGNED, PROPRIETOR
of the above establishment begs leave
to call the attention of the public at
large, to his new and commodious
U A Till Mi ROOMS
situated in the rear of the California Ex
change —and bikes this method of in
m
: >
forming them, that nothing shall he wanting on
0 •” ' - -- comfort ol
Ollll in
his part, that will conduce »o the c
ijiose who may favor him with a cull.
also prepared to give SHOWER
He is
BATHS. .
Single Ticket*,
Fifteen ”
l-r'l'i?and cold Baths at all hours
mar 1 -J tf B^AN.
$1 00
1U UU
Ifi 00
BARTON a SNAVELV,
CARPENTERS ASP BUILDERS.
Estimates and specifications made on all kinds
of buildings. Jobbing done at the 6-mrtest no
fhe. Also. Rockers, Toms and sluices alwajs
on hand and made to order. , ,
N. B. Seasoned lumber always on baud'
Livi.vg-»tos Bautos.
luariStf
Uriah B. Ssavklt,
Shasta City.
j. c. imCKI.KV,
Allsratr nud Cssasslltfr at I*awr,
Shas la, California.
THE SHASTA COURIER.
“All, & CHANDA 1,1,*8 I. 8. mu,
LINE FROM SHASTA TO
marrariJlf and Bnrramrnto City.
MESSRS. HALL &
Crandall have the •“SSSSSLi
pleasure to nunonnce. that the above line of
stages is again in full and active operation, from
Shasta through Marysville to Sacramento.
This line is stocked with American horses,
that cannot be surpassed or equaled in Califor
nia, and draw the most superb Concord Coaches
to be found on any road in the State.
The proprietors of this Line pledge them
selves to the traveling community, that they
will put them through with more expedition,
more ease, cheaper, and in better style, than
any other line on this route. They have the
utuwst confidence in offering this pledge, from
the fact that the drivers enqdoyed on this line
are oil experienced in their business, and are.
temperate and responsible men. I’assengcrs
patronizing this line may rely upon exery at
tion being shown them.
The stages, until further arrangements, will
leave Shasta every morning at <i o’clock, and
arrive at Marysville the following morning at 3
o’oloct ; leave Marysville at 7 o’clock and
arrive at Sacramento City at 12 M., (the run
ning time 25 hours) in lime to take the steamers
for San Francisco.
This being the 1) : ly United States Mail Line,
the stages slop at u. j following intermediate
places:
Lawson’s, Hamilton,
Lawson’s Eliza,
Oak Grove, Plumas,
Bid well’s, Nicolaus,
Neal’s Ranch, Marysville.
Charley’s Ranch,
15?' Office at Adams & Co’s Banking House.
THOMAS J. FLYNN, Agent.
Shasta, May 7,1852. my7lf
Lower Springs,
Canon House,
Clear Crock,
Cottonwood,
Red Bluffs,
Tehama,
STAGK I,INK FOR SAI'RAtIEKTO.
BAXTER $ CO. U. S. MAIL LIXE OF
Stage*from Shasta to Sacramento,
Via. Coluwaand ITlaryaville.
THE PROPRIE
tor* uf the aljove line 1
being desirous of accommodating the traveling
public, have determined to run through to Sac
ramento by the way of Colusa aud Marysville
Their fine collection of American horses, all
iuiiue condition, and elegant Concord Coaches,
are a sufficient guaranty that the traveler in
patronising this line will secure both apleasaut
aud expeditious passage.
The stages will leave the St. Charles, Shasta,
at half-past 4 o’clock every morning, and arrive
at Sacramento, via. Colusa aud Marysville, the
days following at 12 M.
Reading's Sfirings,
Milk Ranch,
Clear Creek..
Id aim gerfiet </’* Ran eh,
American Ranch,
Cottonwood.
Prairie House,
Potter's Ferry,
Red Bluffs,
Tehama,
Johnson's Ranch,
Monroeville,
Placer City,
WiHels',
Colusa and
Marysville.
Passengers arriving by this line can be fum
ished with animals for any part of the Northern
Mines,by Mr. James Long, at the Shasta Stuck
Market SAMUEL FRANCIS, Agent,
St. Charles Hotel.
Shasta, Ang. 13th, 1853 au!3tf
At the
TOWER
junction of the
iji
!|S
HOUSE.
Yrcka and Weaverville
Roads, 12 mite*from Shasta.
THE UNDERSIGNED
would announce to the pub
lic, and particularly to per
sons travelling to and from Vreka and Weaver
ville, that he i* now prepared to entertain them
at this long established stand, formerly known
us the “ Free Bridge House,” iu a style not sur
passed by any hotel in Northern California. Hav
ing completed his new and commodious build
ing, and furnished it in the best possible manner,
he is enabled to promise the very best accom
modations. The table, as heretofore, will al
ways he supplied with the best viands the mar
ket furnishes; while from the large garden at
tached to the premises, all the vegetables grown
in this part of the State will be furnished, iu the
greatest abundance.
He has also a g cure Corral connected with
his establishment, always supplied with au abuu
dance of barley aud hay.
marJfitf LEVI H. TOWER.
lI.TIOX lIOTKL, WEAVERVILLE.
& CO. TAKE PLEA
sure in announcing that the “ Union
Hotel” is again open for the accommoda
tion of the public.
We do not hesitate to promise every comfort
and convenience to be obtained at the best bo
tel* in this portion of the State.
Onr table anti bar will always be supplied
with the best articles to be procured iu the mar
ket.
We can also furnish comfortable private rooms
for families.
Weaverville, May 7. 1853. mv7tf
T?s SCHNABEL
i'Ji 111
I Fl*Silt .tIUI.tT.VM Uutsu.
THIS HOUSE, LONG KNOWN TO
travellers aud packers ns one of the
best houses on this route, is situated
bout half-way Iwtween Weaverville and Shas
ta. Au excellent table is always provided, aud
the Bar has constantly on hand a supply of the
best Liquors and Cigars.
Good accommodations for mule* and horses
can always be had. aud a constant supply of
Hay aud Barley is always kept on hand.
j. McLaughlin,
jelltf Proprietor.
i ™
£30,000 REWARD.
SUCH HAS MET OUR EYES
on many occasions lately, but
our wish is to let our friends
and the public know that we are now ready to
furnish specifications and plans on all kinds of
buildings. All kinds of job work done with
neatness and dispatch. Furniture of all kiuds
such as Bedsteads, Cota, Lounges. Sofas. Chairs.
Dining, Breakfast. Stand aud Centre Tables, al
ways on hand. All kinds of Sash made to or
der. Turning of all kiuds done to order.
Allordersfor work iu our line will be prompt
ly attended to.
* Shop at the head of Main street. Shasta,
mar 12 tf CURTISS & HUGHES.
DR. HENRY BATES
Has again resumed the practice
of liis profession in Shasta City.
Office at the City Drug Store. jylC tf
SHASTA, CAL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1853,
Rosa and tbe Thrusbr*.
With beating heart and noiseless tread,
Fred, thio .gh the window peeping,
Saw Rosa dear, with cheeks so red.
Her little pantry sweeping;
Lut Freddy saw another sight,
That wasn’t quite so pleasant,
Her mother, just to keep things right,
Wus with her daughter present.
Now Fred, though but a timid lad,
As oft revealed his blushes,
A very cunning whistle had,
Clear as a singing thrush’s;
So in a soft and silvery tone,
The signal clear was sounded,
Which, though by Rosa quickly known,
The mother quite confounded.
And Rosa, in artless innocence,
Stepped out to fetch some water;
And Fred, for fear of accidents,
Went with the duteous daughter;
The spring was but a rod or so,
Just down beside the mountain—
Vet quite an hour it took to go
And get back from the fountain.
The mother, frightened at the stay.
To seek her just was starting,
As Fred his prudence did display
By kissing Rosa and parting.
What kept you so, my darling child?
Why, ma, said she, with blushes,
I’ve had a cha<e so long and wild
Alter those pretty thrushes. 1
Omcui Decapitations.— Tltere lias for a
long time been a great number of sinecures at
tached to the various Custom Houses. Secretary
Guthrie has wisely ordered them to be lopped
off. The result in San Francisco is thus humor
ously described by a correspondent of the State
Journal:
Sauntering by the Union and City Hall yes
terday morning, 1 was struck by the number of
elongated and anxious faces congregated upon
the walk, and upon enquiring, learned that it
was a sort of “ Custom House Change,” stocks
in that department having depreciated incon
sequence of a certain game called “40 by
chance,” then being played by the heads of the
Revenue Department, Messrs. Hammond, Dame
ron and Van Voorhies, then in solemn conclave,
while the subordinate officers, (lambs led to the
sacrifice,) were endeavoring to appear totally
iudifterent as to the result of their death delibe
rations ; occasionally fortifying their nerves with
sundry mysterious concoctions, and forcibly re
pressing, by vigorous tugs at their shirt collars,
the disagreeable sensations experienced just be
low their ears—the premonitory symptoms of
decapitation. As I afterwards learned, some
twenty-two were beheaded (an equal number
follow next month) by that terrible engine of
execution, the “ Political Guillotine;” they died
heroically, and as became “ free and enlightened
Democratic Republicans,” blessing the Collector
and the Government.
And in the pious language of the sentencing
Judge, may the Lord have mercy upon their
miserable souls!
The public debt of Pennsylvania is said
to be $41,474,000. The debt of the U. 8. Gov
ernment is but $63,134,607 43. Her treasuries
now contain more than half this amount lying
idle. V
The Santa Clara Register snys:—We be
lieve we state but the truth, when we say that
the population of Spanish lineage have become
so exasperated against the American settlers,
that it is unsafe to travel in any part of our coun
ty unprotected. We believe a murderous band
is organized, and is now prowling about seek
ing tiie destruction of all, not of Spanish origin,
whom they may happen to lake at disadvantage.
Some of this ignorant race think that by cutting
off unguarded Americans in their travels they
will so thin the emigrant population as to ena
ble them to obtain the mastery, while others of
tliis misguided people entertain the silly idea
that the appearance of the late comet was a sure
augury of war, and that Santa Anna s even now
marching to reconquer this country. A senti
ment of patriotism is intermingled with a feeling
of private exasperation; and wo repeat that no
American is safe who may happen to meet an
overpowering number of the Spanish race.
Murders and robberies are daily occurrences
around us. and we feel that the same watchful
ness is required, as if we were au invading
army pitched in an enemy’s country.
Louis Kossuth is writing letters to the
New York Times, dated “ Europe,” though all
of them are written from London and its vicin
ity. In iiis last. Kossuth concludes with the fol
lowing paragraph:
“ It is reported that L. Napoleon, having as
sisted at the mamruvres of the camp of Satory,
was shot at. Two soldiers, confessing their de
termination to kill the Emperor, were executed
instantly but secretly. Well deserved. Bad
marksmen should not play at shooting. May be
it is not true. I give it as a rumor from a pretty
good source. But so much I know, that if L.
Napoleon opens not a field of g/oiy(U) to his
discontented army, be may, in the best case, won
der from the Tullieries to the— hulks. Mind that
word, sir! if he be such a fool as to play into
the hands of the Holy Alliance.
Post Office Department. —We see it stated
in some of our exchanges, that the receipts of
this important department of the Government
arc gradually augmenting The deficiency du
ring the first year after the reduction of the
postage was about $50,000. During the second
year, ending in April last, only $lO,OOO was
wanting to make the revenue balance its expen
diture, and it is thought that in this, the third
year of cheap postage, there will be a surplus.
Sad Story. —The Alta relates a melancholy
tale of a little girl named Ventura, who had
been lost for several days, and whose mother
had searched for her little lost pet until all hope
of finding the girl had been given over. Going
a day or two since to a large trunk, what was
her agony on opening the lid, to discover there
the remains of her daughter. Ventura had prob
ably fallen into the trunk, which closed with a
spring, and she suffered death from suffocation.
Who can realize that mother’s feelings?
f man who “embraced a favorable op
portunity,” emboldened by his success, attemp
ted to embrace an old maid, but was put hors
du combat, and came off with a black eye.
t sentimental chap in Rhode Island in
tends to petition Congress, at its next session,
fur an appropriation to improve the channels of
affection, so that henceforth the “coarse of true
love” may “ run smooth.”
from Japan.
By the recent arrival from Hongkong, we have
the Chinn Mail of Aug. 11th. From this we
learn that the American squadron—consisting of
tile steam frigates Susquehanna and Mississippi,
and the sloops of war Plymouth and Saratoga,
under command of Commodore Perry—sailed
from the harbor of Nr.pakiang, Loochoo Islands.
July 2d, and on the Bth entered the Bay of Yedo,
and sailing up anchored off the town of Uraga.
The appearance of the steamers—the first ever
seen in Japanese waters—created a profound
sensation. Government boats came ofi as usual
to warn the foreigners away, but not being re
ceived, and some warlike show of opposition be
ing made by Com. Perry, they quickly retired.
The Governor of Uraga, and another official
came oil, and having ascertained the object of
the visit, asked for time to dispatch an express
to V edo. In the interval, the Mississippi went
up ten miles farther, and found a deep harbor,
landlocked, and studded with large Junks and
smaller craft, none of which, however, made
any opposition. On the 12th, an answer came
from the Emperor, appointing an officer of the
highest rank to receive the letter of the Presi
dent of the United States. The interview look
place on the 14lh, at the small town of Gori
lianui, three miles below Uraga, the Susquehanna
aud Mississippi laying off the town with her
broadsides to the shore. Com. Perry was es
corted ashore with four hundred officers and
meu, the American flag flying, aud the bauds
playing “ Hail Columbia,” to the house of recep
tion, where he was received by Idgu, First
Counsellor of the Emperor, accompanied by the
Prince of Irvvami. The Japanese force on shore
was estimated at from five to seven thousand.
The letter of the President and the Commodore’s
letter of credence were formally delivered and
an official receipt given by the two Princes,
when the interview terminated, as the latter
were not empowered to enter into any negotia
tions. The Commodore stated, however, that
in order to give the Japanese Government am
ple time for deliberation, he would depart in
three or four days, and return iu a few mouths
to receive the reply.
After the interview, the Governor of Uraga
and attendants w*ent aboard the Susquehanna,
and witnessed, for the first time, the steam en
gine. Presents of lacquered ware and other
articles of Japanese manufacture were made,
and presents iu turn received. The squadron
then moved up to where the Mississippi lay, and
Com, Perry iu this steamer proceeded ten miles
farther up. From this pointacrow'd of shipping
was seen seven or eight miles to the northward,
and at the anchorage, as was supposed, iu front
of the capita). Much admiration was expressed
for the beauty of the shores, and the rich culti
vation and luxuriant vegetation everywhere
witnessed. The natives appeared to be friendly
in their intercourse, and the Governor of Uraga
is described as a gentleman of refinement and
good breeding.
The squadron sailed from the Bay of Yedo on
the 17th of July, and encountering a severe gale
ou the 21st and 22d, arrived at Uoochoo, the
two steam frigates returning to Hongkong ou
the Btfa of August.
California Vitality. —Some mouths since
we noticed that that many of the redwood posts
on the line from this city to San Jose had
sprouted and promised to grow vigorously. If
we are rightly informed, these trees, generally
twenty-five feet high and eight inches through
at the butt, were cut last fall, and not long after
set out, about five feet deep in the ground. The
redwood sticks, especially those whose lot fell
into the moist ground, were not to be cheated
out of tree-dom, so they took to growing, and
they grow yet, in spite of the lightning, which
‘ streaks it” along the mystic wires at their
tops. Our enterprising land owners, desirous
of fine red-wood trees upon their lands, may
profit by the lesson: hasten to cut down thrifty
redwood trees, set them out in moist ground,
about the commencement of the rainy season,
and within a year a beautiful growth of timber
will have taken the place of a lot of bare poles.
Alla Cal.
The Composition of the Next Congress.—
In the approaching session of Congress there
will be—Democrats, 142 ; Whigs, 66; Aboli
tionists, 3. In the old Congress they stood 129
Democrats, 80 whigs, and 2 Abolitionists. Ma
ryland, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana,
are yet to elect. The aggregate strength of the
Whigs in the House will not exceed 75 mem
bers—or something less than one-third of the
whole number. In the Senate the Democratic
majority will be about as large, proportionally.
The whole number of Senators is 62, of which
the Whigs will have only 21 or 22.
Flea Bane. — A married friend requests us to
recommend to the bachelor people, to get for
themselves wives, if they would rid themselves
of fleas. Before he took to himself a rib, he
was awfully tormented, but since that happy
period, he says—and he laughs till his side
aches as he says if, “ they feed on her.” There’s
a happy husband for you ! —5. J. Rep.
The Setting Sun. —What is more beautiful
than the western firmament on a clear summer
eve ? It looks as though ten thousand dve pots
of glory kad been upset iu the chamber of Heav
en, while their gorgeous contents leaked throu»h
and stained the fleecy clouds beneath. It°is
enough to make one strip oil’ his jacket of mor
tality and swim the gulf of death for the sake of
reaching the splendifferous splendors which
decorate the opposite shore.— Dow Jr.
Rich! —The Albany Evening Journal rcmarlu
that: “ Parents aud guardians should see toil,
that their boys do not visit tippling shops, ten
pin alleys, or the legislature. ‘ Evil communi
cations corrupt good manners ! ”
“Land of Promise.” — A betrothed damsel
w rites to a friend that California is aptly termed
the “ land of promise,” for her lover has been
“ promising” every fortnight for the last lour
years, to return home and marry her, but she
has found his promises thus far in no fair wav of
being fulfilled.
An ancient rhyme on the manners and
easterns of animals, says—
The squirrel is a pretty bird,
And hath a curly tail;
It stealeth all the farmers’ corn,
And eats it on a rail.
BP“Mrs. Partington says that nothing despi
ses her so modi as to see people who profess to
expect salvation, go to church withqnt their
purses when a recollection is to be taken.
Lewis Cass says, “ The fact is indisputa
ble that England went to war with Burmah, and
annihilated its political existence, lor the non
payment of a disputed demand of $9OO.
Geological Wokhers-Gold Food in thk
of the h | r ; t T nU r Hui V' nS ’ late Cons t**W*
ol the first ownslnp, aill l n we ll kuowu d|i _
zen is Laving a well .lug in the back yard ofhU
dwelling bouse, on 50 vara lot No. 238 on Green
street between Stocton and Dupont. On Thurs
day the men bad dug down to a very- hard con
glomeration of sand and clay, about 30 feet front
They drilled a hole in it and blasted it.
About S o clock in the afternoon, in digging
the earth loosened by the Mast. Mr. John Ilaniil
who was in the well, saw a little lump with a
metallic lustre, and he picked it out and put it
on the top ot the bucket of dirt, telliu" Mr Wm
Harding, who was at the windlass, to see what
it might be. There was not sufficient light in
the well to see clearly. Mr. Harding innn- iiutes
ly, on seeing the nugget declared it to be "old.
It was worth about three dollars.
J he discovery created much wonder and a litile
excitement, hut they continued their labor and
tound six other nuggets, worth about $25, i|, e
heaviest one weighing nearly half an ounce.
Ihe gold was not ail that was found. They
dug out likewise a common California spur
but little rusted and with the little leather strap
still iti it. 1 bey tound beside a peice of a
sheep or goat’s jaw-bone and a many colored
shell, such as the native California is called the
concha nacar. The surface of the earth about ibe
well is perl laps 10(1 feet above the level of the
sea. The spur and the gold lay very near the
surface of the rock, which is the same’ which un
derlies the whole city. It is technically ••lias,”
a species of igneous rock, which occurs between
the quartz and chalk formations. It is not con
sidered to belong to the rocks which may be au
riferous.
•Alta California.
Ijf A correspondent of the New Haven Pal
dium writing from Lancaster, I’a., briefly re
cords the following singular story of the cause
of Mr. Buchanan never marrying: “A short
distance from the city is the country residence
of Hon. James Buchanan, American Ambassa
dor to the court of St. James. Its general ap
pearance at once indicates that no fair hand is
there to train the creeping vines or budding
roses to their befitting place—as you are aware
that the honorable gentleman still remains in
single blessedness! The story is briefly told.—
Paying his addresses to a young and beautiful
lady of this city, each became deeply enamored,
and they were engaged. On a given evening,
she requested his company to a party at a
friends, which he declined on a plea of business
engagements. Circumstances rendering it ne
cessary, he, late in the evening, gallanted a
young lady to her home, and on the way—they
met. Mortified and chagrined at what she
deemed unfaithfulness and desertion, and imag
ining the worst, she left the city early in the
morning, and returned, a corpse. Such is the
sad stoiy of his early love, nor can the high
places of distinction and trust make him forget,
nor the wreaths of honor that encircle his
brows bury the memory of the early loved and
lost.”
Presentiment of Queen Victoria. —Wilmep
& Smith’s European Times hints at the proba
bility of the Queen’s visiting her West India
colonies. It further says: ‘‘We are pained to
mention a bit of gossip which is floating in high
circles, but which has never, as far as we know,
found its way into print. It is so delicate in its
elf, that we should not have referred to it at all,
if it had not reached us through a well informed
and most unexceptionable source. A friend of
ours, who was present at the Dublin Exhibition
on the 30th, when the address was presented to
the Queen on the throne, remarked to an ac
quaintance whose duties bring him into immedi
ate proximity with the royal family, that he had
never seen her Majesty look so trite, tmd tb«»
the expression of her otherwise cheerful and
erry face indicated, he feared, some corroding
Trow. The answer confirmed the suspicion.
‘ She labors at present,’ was the reply, • under
the extraordinary hallucination that she will die
within twelve months, and nothing can remove
the impression from her mind !’”
Ukcertaikttof the Law.—a laughable illus
tration of the heading of this article occurred in
Illinois lately, as will be Seen by the following
from the Peoria News: Mr. B. was out hunting
with his rifle, and crossing the field of Mr. C , a
Frenchman, C’slargedog attacked him savagely,
while C. stood looking on, without attempting
to call oflf his dog. B. getting out of patience,
shot the dog anti he fell apparently dead C. in
high dudgeon forthwith got out a warrant, and
had B. arrested for killing his dog; swore to the
killing, and was corroborlated by two of bis
neighbors, who were present at the shooting.
Ihe magistrate fined B. ten dollars, and costs
amounted to about ten more. B. paid the fine
and costs, and when the parties got home from
trial, the dog had come home also, and was not
killed. B. then got a warrant against the French
nian and his two associates for peijury, in swear
ing B. had killed the dog. They were fright
ened, and made peace wi h 8.. paid him his
twenty dollars, and ten more for hi* trouble, and
no trial was had ; and when the parties returned
home from the last suit, the dog was dead.
Death Scenes in China. —lt is stated that the
carnage which followed the capture of Nankin
was awful. An account before us states the vic
tors put to death two imperial governors, seve
ral generals, a large number of mandarins with
their whole households, relatives and followers,
and boast that they slaughtered 25.000 of the
I artnrs, without spariugage or sex. They cap
tured at the same lime the imperial chest, con
taining a large amount of money.
Expressive f igure. —An eloquent advocate
in the Recorder’s Court, not many days ago
while defending Ins client from the charge'of
assault and battery on the person of the com
plainant, who alleged that he had been beaten
in the restaurant of the former, eloquently de
sen jed the position of the complainant, who
bad called for crab*, a* “ Reposing in peace
with crabs spread around him, and bottle* of
Pepper sauce in peaceful array, ike.”
The man was simply drunk, and lay with his
head on the table, having called the moment be
fore for shell fish. His honor is often regaled
with eloquent sentiments, similar to the above,
and he generally receives them with a smile
like sunshine on a rock. —Puplic Ledger.
Dearest,” said an ardent and devoted ad
mirer to a newly formed female acquaintance
“ you are not for this cold world ; you must live
on a sunbeam, and be enwrapped at eve in the
gorgeous clouds fringed with gold in which the
day-pod sinks to rest.”
“ The deuce I am,” responded the object of
his affections, “ why, you are as full of book lar
nin as old Parson Cessions. But you can’t come
none of your fine speeches over me; I’m around
I am. 9
It is unnecessary to add, that this was the last
time be paid that young lady a visit.
NUMBER 34.

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