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Publication Office,—Armory Hall
Building, First Floor.
Terms of Subscription.
For Ono Year, if paid in advance $o 00.
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These terras will be invariably adhered to, with
**t reference to persons or circumstances.
Terms of Advertising:
For One Square, of 10 lines or less, one insertion,
Four Dollars; for each subsequent insertion, Two
A liberal discount made to Monthly and Yearly
Advertisements not mailed with the num
ber of insertions thereon, will be continued until
entered out, and charged accordingly.
Having furnished our Office with an elegant as
eertmentof FANCY JOB TYPES, we are prepared
to execute, neatly and expeditiously, all manner of
Jeb Printing, such as
Bills of Fare, Bill Heads,
Circulars, Handbills,
Pamphlets, Programmes,
Ball Tickets, Cards,
Posters, Books,
Law Blanks, Catalogues,
Drafts, Checks, Ac.
Surgeon and
OFFICE—Main street, next doer to Lewin .1 Co.
v». AND...
I am now prepared to execute all work in my
line, in the very best manner, ami at
Wagons, Carriages and Buggies
Ami m no but the best Lumber used.
On hand, and for sale, of my own manufacture,
Concord Wagons and Buggies,
of superior style and finish. Particular attention
paid to
Horse Shoeing and Repairing.
Shop East side of Main street, opposite
Wells. Fargo A Co.’s Express Office.
Shasta, July 1867. jl 13
Care of K. & S.,
Send Shipping Receipts and Hills of Lading.
Warehouse affords extra inducements to ship
pere who store their goods. Assuring our patrons
that no pains will be spared in looking to their
interests, we ask for a continuance of their favors.
Red Bluff, March 2S, 1867. a 6
Fire-proof Brick Warehoute, formerly occu
pied hg Pierce, Church J[ Co.,
O.k street, near Steamboat Landing.
ISRAEL COMSTOCK will attend to the For
warding and Commission business in person.
" c hope t( receive a continuation of the patronage
heretofore extended to the old firm.
Red Bluff, Nov. 14, 1563. n2l:tf.
Late with
hODGI BROS, a co.
Late with
Commission Merchants
219 Front Street,
san Francisco.
Liberal Advances made on ail Country P,
duce. • • ,
Fire-Proof Brick Building, Callaghan's
Shasta 9
RESPECTFULLY informs the
citizens of Shasta, and the Traders,
Teamsters and Packers of the North
ern counties, that he has always on
hand and for sale an extensive stock ol
Which ho is determined to sell so low as to
Defy Competition.
Daniel lynch.
Shaata, May 28,1864. m2S
O ough!!
Health, which is dearer to you than all your
Wealth. Nine-tenths of the diseases prevalent in
this climate spring from Colds and Coughs.
Henley’s Royal Balsam
Challenges the world to produce anything in the
shape of Medicines that will remove aud eradicate
a Cough or soreness iu the Chest, as prompt, no
matter what form the disease might assume. ‘Hen
ley's Royal Balsam" is the best Medicine in the
world for Bronchial or Pulmonory affections. For
Croup or Hooping Cough, there is nothing on
earth that can equal it. All rnothercra and Nurses
ought to have a bottle close by them, it will give
a child relief in two minutes. It is entirely veg
etable, aud will prove a blessing to the human
For the Benefit of Suffering Human
From Mr. Thomas.— We have used Henley’s
Royal Balsam in my family this winter. There is
no use talking. It throws everything in the shape
of Cough medicine in the shade that I ever saw.
My wife was troubled with asthma or smothering
spelts for years, and could get nothing to have any
effect until I struck this “Royal Balsam" She iV
now about, well. It cured me of the worst cold
I over had in my life in one night. Whenever our
children have anything like a cough, a few drops
given on going to bed—that is the last of the
congh. 1 never intend to he without it in the
B. THOMAS, the paper man.
From Judge Marquam.
I have mcl “Henley'g Royal Balaam,” myself
an.l family, ami find it a first-rate medicine for
Coughs and Colds. I hereby recommend it to the
From TPr. Pittock.
We have used some of “Henley's Royal Balsam’’
in my family and think it is a splendid medicine
for children, as well as for grown persons. For
Coughs and Colds I freely recommend it to the
public. K. PITTOCK.
From F. Dewitt, Merchant-
To the Public. —l had a had cough for a long
time. A friend urged me to get a bottle of “Hen
ley's Royal Balsam/’ He said it cured him. I
got a bottle, and sure enough it had a splendid ef
fect. It dried the cough up in a short time. I
hereby recommend it to the public. F. DeWITT.
L. GROSS, Sole Proprietor, Portland, Oregon.
For sale by L. Wellendorff, Shasta. [39.
IS NOW in successful operation near Whisky
town. A supply of Lumber for this market
will be kept at the
J. R. GILBERT. Gilbert’s Grocery, Shasta, will
attend to orders and the sale of Lumber.
Shasta, March 24, 1565 mr2s
I Warranted to
Best article
I). CALLAGHAN, Propriety
They arc lO per cent, cheaper than the
imported article.
Every Day.
Premiums from every Exhibition
Depot, From Street, near California, San
Francisco. i
P* FISHER—Is the ouly Agent
of the Shasta Courier in San Francisco, with pow
ers to receive subscriptions and advertisements, and
receipt for the same.
OFFICE—I 69 Washington street, opposite Ma
guire's Opera House.
The Horrors of Nuremberg Castle.
Mr. Cufflin writes to the Boston Journal
from Nuremberg, Bavaria.
Come with me to this old town, enter some
of these edifices and look upon the adminis
tration of government us it were in the Itlth
and 17th centuries. Wo eater one of the
castles, descend live steps, and find our
selves in a museum, where are preserved the
book of records, giving a history of the past;
and not only books, hut implements and in
struments which show more clearly than
written words the administration of those
days with which the government of the
United States is now compared. Here is a
post four feet high in the centre of the room,
with two curious fixtures on the top, having
some resemblance of gun locks.
What is this? The girl who acts as our
usher raises the hammers, which came up
with a click. She touches a spring, and
down they go, with a snap that startles you
—forced down by strong springs that would
have crushed your fingers to a jelly had they
been under the hammer. This finger crush
er, a delicate little instrument used to extort
confessions from reluctant witnesses or sus
pected criminals. Here are bracelets for the
wrists, not of gold or silver, but of iron, and
the parts that touch the wrists are touched
with needles. Put them on yo ir arm s and
turn a screw and they ch se up n the tlcsh.
the needles piercing through cords, tendons,
flesh and bones. It is one degree more ex
cruciating than crushing the fingers.
Here is a head dress—a crown which has
been worn by many men and women. It
has sharp knives which cut through the
scalp to the skull. Here are chains and
weights, locks and keys, handcuffs and clasps
for the ankles, stocks for the feet, weights to
hold your feet to the floor, and pulleys to
draw your head at the same time to the ceil
ing. Here is a bench of solid oak, with an
arrogated surface, upon which many men
have been laid, held down by cords, to under
go the kneading process, and that rolling pin,
knotty and knobby, also of oak, which lies
upon the table, has been rolled backward and
forward over the naked forms of men and
women, kneading the live llosh to bloody
dough. Time and space would fail me were
1 to enumerate the instruments of tortnre
here, or to set forth their uses. We can
look only at the cradle —a huge trough of oak
on rockers—the bottom and sides thickly set
with pins, in which many victims have been
rocked to death. Think of lying on a bed of
oaken pins, rolling to the right, to the left—
always against the pins—till the flesh be
comes livid jelly. Here is a string of beads,
each bead sixteen sided, about as large
as hickory nuts. This was for sawing off
legs and arms.
Here is an instrument shaped like a pear.
It is of iron, but to all appearance a harm
less thing. But just take it fur a moment
into your mouth ami let me give a gentle pull
at the string attached to the stem of the
pear, and it will ho no longer a pear but a
full blown lily—an iron lily unfolding its
leaves so suddenly and violently that your
jaws are forced open until the joints crack in
their sockets, while the delicate petals be
come pincers, which grasp your tongue.—
No outcry now. No utterance of words.—
No screaming to raise the neighborhood.
Moans and sighs only from the sufferer.—
One twitch of the string and the tongue is
torn out by the roots.
We must leave the museum without men
tioning tho hundreds of curiosities. We go
out iuto the court yard, stopping a moment
to pluck a leaf from a lime tree which was
in full vigor seven hundred years ago, and
then we enter another door, descend a long
flight of steps, to dark, dismal dungeons,
where no light ever falls except through
narrow, iron grated windows. Here are
ladders, with windlass and pulleys, on which
victims were stretched till bones snapped, till
joints leaped from their sockets, and cords
and tendons were torn asunder. Here are
racks and wheels, pillories and stocks, whips
and mana’cles. This was the place of tor
ture. IV e leave these and creep through a
narrow passage, through doorway after door
way, and reach, at last, far underground, far
beneath all sight and sound of the world, a
darker dungeon. This is the room of the
Iron Maiden.
Here is the statue or image—a maiden
with a hood upon her head, an iron ruffle
around the nock, enveloped in an iron cloak.
Suddenly the folds of the cloak are thrown
apart, and by the dim light of the candle you
see that tho lining of the garment is set with
sharp spikes. Take one step forward and
the folds enclose you. Iron spikes pierce
your body, and into your eyeballs, clear
through to the vertebr.-p, they penetrate.—
Not a quick embrace, but slowly you are
enfolded, one turn of die screw, just enough
to penetrate the flesh, just enough to touch
..e apple of the quivering eye ; then, after
an age of anguish, another turn and a bun
re spikes reach a little nearer to the nerves:
an ien a heat, a thirst and fever rack the
/' _ anot her gentle turn and another age
the snikes t nnJ » tl i Cn ° n ° mnre aJvance °f
nn tbc T,tals . U>l death comes
th - e . mai,len ' unfolding her
’ ps her victim through a trap door,
down—down-down into unknown depths J
b ~ r ‘ befai ‘“ n-h
Here is a skull. Anatomists say it is the
skull of a female. lou may put'your fin
gers into the holes where the spikes which
entered the eyes came thnmgh I No name
no record. God only has the book of re
membrance, *
We think of this dungeon as connected
vit'i the barbarism of tbc middle ages; but
we are now removed from those days of rig.
oroos administration of law. Till Napoleon
with his legions of France came across the
Rhine, overthrowing ailobslacles, this iron
maiden held out her arms to receive offen
dors against the law. On the approach of
the French army in 1803, the Virgin as it
is Called, with other instruments of torture,
ver' throw into a cart, and dispatched in
baste out of the town, but fell into thetowd
of the victorious cncjny. Not till then di 1
tho woril know what sort of punishments
were meted out to the offenders of the law.
Wo are to remember that Nuremberg was
a free city. About thirteen patrician fam
ilies for a long time monopolized authority,
and chose a Council of State consisting of
eight persons who formed the Executive. —
This Executive was an irresponsible body.—
Ihe world knew nothing of their secret ad
ministration of affairs. Men disappeared
and no one knew what became of them.—
Another Virgin exists in Austria, at Neu
stadt. There are other horrors enough to
curdle the blood, not of the Roman Inquisi
lion but of German Governments.
Cornelia, daughter of Scipio Afrioanus,
and wife of Tiberous Gracchus was left a
widow,(with a large family of young children.
She refused all subsequent offers of marriage,
even when I’tulcmny of Egypt wished to
share his throne with her. Her two sons,
Tiberius and Caius, the tribunes who
achieved such greatness and fame, owed
everything to her judicious training, her wise
and unwearied plans in educating them,
guarding them and inspiring them to high
deeds. She was almost idolized by the
Roman people, and occupied, indeed, the
proudest position of any woman in the histo
ry of her country. Her two sons venerated
and invariably took council with their mother.
It is evidently that their inner lives were
shared with her.
Saint Augustine and his mother, Saint
Monica, a sublime example of this friendship,
sit on the shores of fame side bv side; the
face of the mother a little above that of the
son ; both of thorn worn with care, full of
lofty pathos love, looking at us out of the
night of time ; tho eternal stars hanging silent
above—even as Ary Scheffer reveals in his
solemn picture of them sitting in the w indow
at Ostia, and gazing together over the ocean.
Thirty years after the death of Monica, Au
gustine said, in one of his sermons. “Ah,
the dead do not come back ; for had it been
possible, there is not a night when I should
not have seen my mother—she, who could
not live apart from me, and who, in all my
wanderings, never forsook me. For God for
bid that in beavcnjher affections should cease,
or that she should not, if she could, have
come to console me when I suffered ! she who
loved mo more than words can express.”
Chicago and “ Mormonism.” —The Chi
cago correspondent ol the New York Times
says :
Mistress keeping is as much in vogue
with our rich men as it is in Paris. It is
the ton, and it is done openly and boldly,
end the man of wealth is thought none flic
worse fur it. We might as well have Mor
monism and done with it, as the State of
society that exists among us. Wc saw it
estimated in one of the daily papers a short
time since, that there were 800 houses of
prostitution iu the city, and 3,300 enurte
zans. The estimate may seem largo, but
when wo know that they are to bo found in
all parts of the city—right in the centre,
near the Tremont and Sherman House,
where they have secured a lodgment in bus
iness blocks —we are quite conlideut that the
number has not been overrated.
Marriage nv Rail. — A runaway couple
were joined in wedlock on the ears, near Wel
don, North Carolina, a few days since. A
Wi mington paper says :
It appears that as soon as the oars slacked
op, the Justice (who was to make the twain
one flesh, and who had becu telegraphed to)
jumped on board, and before the train stop
ped had commenced to tic the knot, and there,
at the depot, while the passengers were pet
ting off and others getting on. lie finished the
job that made them man and wife forever.
And there was need of such haste, as the
“ parents” of the bride objected to the match,
and finding out that their daughter had elop
ed,telegraphed to have the ceremony stopped;
but Hymen laughs at telegraph operators as
Cupid does at locksmiths, and when the rep
resentatives of the “ parients” arrived at the
depot, the twain were one.
A Frenchman was recently challenged by
a prominent citizen of Belmont, Kansas, for
some insult. It was promptly accepted and
the duel took place—the pistols, however, be
ing loaded by the seconds with blank cartrid
ges. The Frenchman fell, and a bloody
handkerchief, close at band, was promptly
wrapped around bis prostrate form. The
challenger, confident that tho had mortally
wounded his antagonist, took to his jheels to
avoid arrest; and having thus git rid of him,
the adroit Frenchman married the girl for
whose hand ho and his antagonist were rival
A Peadener,— Recently, says the Rocky
Mountain Gazette, a couple of gentlemen
were discussing upon the weather, climate
and future prospects of Montana, in one of
our fashionable saloons, and their conversa
tion was listened to with apparent interest by
a number of miners from the other side, one
of whom finally became disgusted with their
eulogies of onr Territory and stepping up to
the gents in question, remarked with un
mistakable brogue, “Bejabers, you tinder
footed gintlemcn can live hero and be dam
med to yon, hnt ’pon me soul, I’d rather be
a lamp poslit in San Francisco than Governor
of Montana.”
A Grizzly.— A few days since in Pleasant
Valley, says the Grass Valley National, a
footman hunting cattle, met a grizzly hear of
large size and which was very rampant. The
pedestrian took to his heels and made splen
did lime. His report caused all the rifles in
the Valley to be loaded up. and the hunters
to go forth to slaughter the Ursa Major. They
found the tracks of the bear just where the
pedestrian had seen the animal, and follow
ing they came to old Reuben, a well-known
gentleman cow of the neighborhood. The
hunters were disgust 'd and the pedestrian
A Lively Chap. —The Virginia Trespass
Says :
A fellow landed in Belmont from Iliko.
filed up at a saloon, drew his shooter, shot
the centre out of a billiard table, paid I lie
man of balls $1(10, paid S-'ol for carrying a j
Concealed weapon, got into a row, was fined |
$■••• for disorderly conduct, and got on the
stage for Austin.
A woman in Richmond, la., seui lj< r
daughter ter a loaf of bread, an! forty- ■ .*
hour- 7; - ‘hosly - iv: or . .
i and a husband.
Parental Care. —The leaves of a certain
South American tree are fatally poisonous to
a species of venomous and destructive ser
pents which prey upon the eggs and young
of the birds when it is possible to get at them.
A traveler relates that, seeing ft bird exhibit
great alarm and distress, without any obvious
cause, be watched its motions, and saw it
repeatedly fly to such a tree, pluck a leaf
from its branches, and returning, deposit it
carefully iu its nest. Af er having thus
wrought for a while, the mother bird perch
ed on a branch overlooking her nest, and
there watched the slow progress of a large
serpent, which her vigilant eye had discov
ered ascending the tree. Coiling itself
around the tree it slowly ascended until,
with glistening eye and open mouth, its bead
was lifted above the edge of the nest. A.s it
came in contact with the leaves with which
the I ird had covered her young, the snake
dropped as quickly from the tree as though
its !>e id had been shattered by a bullet, ho,
fond father and mother of immortal fledg
lings, lay the leaves of the best books, which
no serpent sin cun crawl over orsto.nl through,
about your nest of little ones. Surround
them with everything that is calculated to
interest them in noble objects and generous
courses, and to awaken the best sentiments
of their young hearts. Wc make the doors
and windows of our houses burglar proof.
Can we not imitate the Girds, and make
them serpent proof as well ?
Two Balls Meeting —A young ex Con
federate officer relates the following incident
which occurred during 'tlio siege of Vicks
burg. It is the only accident of the kind we
have ever heard of. He says that “ during
the siege of the place he was on the lines in
front of the town. The sharp shooters on
both sides were busily engaged. Suddenly
a quick * thud’ sound was heard above, anil
there fell almost at his feet a ball. A pri
vate iu Waddell’s Alabama Battery secured
it. An examination showed it was composed
of two balls—one from a Minic musket, the
other from a Belgian rifle. Tbc point of the
former had penetrated the side of the latter
to the rim. Judging from appearances, the
Minie ball bad come the shortest distance.
The imbedding was strong, and impossible
almost to be disengaged. The man who
picked it up refused fifty dollars for it. He
said ho had no use for money—he wanted the
‘ anomaly’ to carry home to his * sweeheart.’
He was killed in one of the subsequent bat
Wo have often wondered why the balls that
flew so thick should not meet in the mid air;
hot this is the first time we have ever been
told or read of such nn occurrence.
Treatment of Diitheria.— An exchange
says that dipthcria in its early stage may be
recognized by any person of ordinary capacity
by two marked sypmtums—the sensation of a
bone or hard substance iu the throat, render
ing swallowing diffi ult and painful, and a
marked factor, unpleasant smell of the
breath, the result of its putrefactive tendency.
On the appearance of these symptoms, if the
patient is old enough to do so, give a piece of
gum camphor of the size of a marrowfat pen,
and let : t bo retained in the mouth, swallow
ing slowly the saliva charged with it until it
is gone. In an hour or so give another, and
at the cud of another hour a third : a fourth
will not usually be required ; but if the pain
and unpl asant breath are not relieved, it
may be used two or three times mnre, at a
I tt'e longer interval, say two or three hours.
II the child is young powder camphor, which
can be easily done by adding a drop nr two
of spirits of alcohol to it, and with an equal
quantity of powdered loaf sugar, or. which
is better, powered rock candy, and blow it
through a quill or lube into its throat, de
pressing the tongue with the haft of a spoon.
The letter which Sherman wrote to Grant,
on the fiilth of December, 1803, is almost
prophetic : “ In relation to the conversation
we had in Gen. Granger's office the day be
fore I left Nashville, I repeat—you occupy a
position of more power than Hnlleck or the
President. There arc similar instances in
European history, but none in ours. For the
sake of future generations, risk nothing. Let
Vi risk—and when you strike, let it he at
Vicksburg and Chattanooga. Your reputa
tion as a General is far above that of any liv
ing man, and partizans will manoeuvre for
your influence : but, if you can escape them,
as you have hitherto done, you will he more
powerful for good than it is possible to meas
ure. Y'ou say that you were surprised at my
assertion on this point, but I repeat, that
from what I have seen and heard here, I am
mnre and more convinced of the truth of what
I told you. Do as you have heretofore done,
preserve a plain military character; and let
others uiar.teuvre as they will, you will beat
them, not only in fame, hut in doing good in
the closing scenes of this war, when tomtbody
nmfl heal and mend vp the breach?* made by
ihe mar.”
Sentiment Discounted. —A romantic
young lady, whose mind was deeply imbued
with reading the “ Sorrows of Wertor,” and
other novels of the exquisitely sentimental
school, approached a stalwart Indian, wlmse
somber visage indicated suffering of some
kind, and addressed him tbus:
“ by droops the eye of the forest chief?
Does the memory of the red warrior revert to
the past.'w: on his proud ancestors roamed
through the forests and enjoyed the primeval
glories of nature, now sadly marred bv axo
and plow of the unsympathizing rustic?”
The answer of the forest chief with droop
ing, eagle eye. was a little startling to her
refined sensibility :
“No! white man gib Injin too much
whisky. Injin big drunk last night; Injin
puke ; den Injin get well again, ugh!”
While Lord Bathurst was'Colonial Minis
ter. the Government ordered a frigate to be
built at Quebec. When nearly complete it
was inquired on what service she was to lie
sent ? They said—" Lake Erie.” Upon
which it was suggested to them, that some
difficulty would occur in getting her up the
Falls ol Niagara.
A young lady. Miss Mary Grant, sitting
I v the win low of a school room, in Monnt
r.j.'O. Ohm, a few days ago, was looking
at a a ie base ball, when the ball, by an
nob' U s;i ike, was sent through the glass
' • i vpl - ter of if into tier eve. The
« l.e gla-s out, but the’eye W a-
A Hem akkahi.e Invention-.— lt is stated
tlmt a German glass maker has lately made
a remarkable discovery. lie has invented a
telescope, or magnifying glass, by means of
which the most intricate nerves and vessels
inside of the body can be seen from t(i«
outside. In fact, the whole arrangement
and action of the interior organs may by
means of this glass lie distinguished. The
discovery will probably be of immense bene
fit to mankind, as by means of it the physi
cian will be able to tell with undying accu
racy the nature of any particular disease,
ana the proper manner for treating the same.
The name of the inventor, Who will probably
realise a fortune from bis disccr fy, is Ooit*
liebJunlz. He is very poor, but a well
read highly intelligent man. The glass he
lias made will probably place him among
the first rank of inventors, and win for him
the esteem of whole nations. By means of
this invention lie has already nearly cured
ids wife. Six months ago a well known
doctor said she could not live, and pro
, non need her disease to be an affection of the
. heart. Jantz. however, has now proven to
him, with the aid of the wonderful micro
; scope, that he was entirely mistaken, ths
i stomach alone being the part affected.
A ('litfiii Shot. —Henry Ward Beecher
in a sermon delivered in Plymouth Church
produced the following pictures;
“ .Men seem ashamed of lalxir, and often
you will find men who have made themselves
respected by labor, have built up a business
and amassed a fortune, who turn to their
s ms and say;] “ You shall never do as I did ;
you shall be spared all this.” Oh, these rich
men’s sous ! They aim to lead a life of
emasculated idleness and laziness. Like a
polyp tlmt floats useless and nasty upon the
sen, all jelly, dubby, no muscles, no bone—
it shuts and opens, and opens and shuts, and
sucks in and squirts out again, of no earthly
account, influence or use. Such are these
poor fools. Their parents toiled and grew
strong, built up their forms of iron and bone;
but denying all this to their sons, they urne
them upon the world, boneless, simple! grist!
and soft at that.”
Tomb of St. Gburue.—The tomb of St.
George, England's patron saint, is situated
in the Bay of Kesronnan, between the
Kal r-et-Kelb and Botroun, surrounded by
luxuriant gardens and groups of romantic
looking villages and convents. The Arabs
venera;o St. George, whom they style Mar
Dijurios, and point to a small ruined chapel,
originally dedicated to him to commemorate
bis victory over the dragon, which, they sav,
took place near this spot. The tradition is
that the dragon was about to devour the
king of Beyrout’s daughter, when St. George
slew him, and thus saved the lady fair;
and the credulous natives point to a kind of
well, upwards of sixty feet deep, where they
stoutly affirm that the dragon used to come
out and feed upon his vie ims. All this is
very curious, inasmuch as it gives an Arabian
interest to the career of the patron saint of
England, whose portrait in the act of slaying
the dragon constitutes the reverse of most
English coin, and is regarded as the embodi
ment of Koglish value.
An actress who is about to appear at one
of the London theaters is the daughter of
Madame Forgeot, also a dramatic artist, for
merly' well known in London, of whom this
singular anecdote is related : She was one
afternoon with some friends who had called
to pay her a visit, when her maid entered
and whispered a few words into the ear of
her mistress. Madame Forgeot smiled, and
said to her friends, It is my dressmaker ;
she has hronght me hnaic a curious dress;
come and see it.” They followed her into
her boudoir, when what was their surprise to
find that it was a coffin of most excellent
workmanship, made of rosewood ami lined
with white satin. The coffin was standing
upright against a wall ; Madame Forgeot cn
tored it to try it, and with a smile on her lips
exclaimed; “Excellent! this dress fits me
like a glove ; the only thing is to postpone
wearing it as long as possible.” Three day*
afterward she was dead !
Use of the Flv.—The fir has its uses.—
He serves to keep bald beaded sinners awake
at church on a warm Summer’s day, so that
their unregcncrated hearts may be touched
by the preached word. He also encourages
the spirit of invention, inducing the inven
tive to tax their brains in inventing fly traps,
( fhe flying trapeze has no connection with
fly traps.) As it is through trials alone that
the patient spirit reaches its full and com
plete development, the fly is a useful agent
in the good work ; for the man who can pa
tiently endure the persistent efforts of a fly
to light upon the end of his nose on a warm
day. has very nearly readied “«he perfection
of patient beatitude.
Took the Oath.— The Xcw York Herald
of the 18th nit. says ; General J. B. Magnt
der. late of the Confederate Army, volunta
rily presented himself in the Clerk’s office of
the United States Circuit Court, yesterday,
and proposed to take the oath of allegiance to
the Government of the United States. Th*
oath was then administered by Commissioner
White in the usual manner. General Magnt
tier promptly subscribing to the same. After
once more enrolling himself a faithful subject
of Uncle Sam’s, this erst former opponent of
the Government entered into friendly and
unreserved conversation with the Commit
siuner on gnnoral topic*,
lx Minnesota they have learned the value
of uttrage. At a recent election concerning
the location of a county seat, the 2000 regia
tercil voters deposited 8,2*.t4 votes. They
voted early and often, and whilst the one
solo cast on an average three votes apiece, the
other cast thirteen votes apiece, and carried
the day by a triumphant majority.
A Paris landlady requested a Christmas
party on the third floor to cease dancine M
a man lielow them was dying. The guests
acquiesced. Returning an hour later, "My
dear cliildicn.” she exclaimed, with tile most
benevolent smile, “ you may begin again, he
is dead!” ° * ?
■ Rout. Minnesota, offenders are pun
ished by being made to saw wood upon an
immense pile belonging to the city. They
do the same in Windham county. Connecti
cut. Ihe keeper of the county jail goes from
house to house with a gang of prisoners, the
refractory ones trammeled by a hall and
chain, and jobs of wood sawing for the peo
-1 pie aie attended to.

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