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ALSO, Having furnished our Office with an elegant as sortment of FANCY JOB TYPES, wc are prepared to execute, neatly and exx*edilionsly, all manner ol Job Printing, such as Bills of Fare, Bill Heads, Circulars, Handbills, Pamphlets, Programmes, Ball Tickets, Cards, Posters, Books, Law Blanks, Catalogues, Drafts, Checks, Ac. JAMES E. PELHAM, M. D., Physician, Surgeon and Accouche OFFICE—Main street, next door to Lewin A Co. SAMUEL RICHARDS, BLACKSMITH WAGOx\ MAKER, I am n*Mr prepared to exocnte all work in my line, in the very best manner, and at VERY LOW PRICES. Wagons, Carriages and Buggies MADE TO ORDER, And n nc but the best Lumber used. On hand, and f*»r sale, of my own manufacture, FREIGHT WAGONS, Concord Wagons and Haggles, of superior stylo and finish. Particular attention paid to Horse Shooing and Repairing. PROMPTNESS AXD LOW PRICES IS MY MOTTO. Shop East side of Main street, opposite Wells, Fargo A Co.’s Express Office. Shasta, July 15(57. Jll3 RANTZAU & SHAW, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. RED BLUFF, CAL MARK YOlTt GOODS Care of R. & S., BED BLUFF. Scud Shipping Receipts and Hills of I.adiug. Oi:H FIRE-PROOF COURLE STONE Warehouse affords extra inducements to ship pure who store their goods. Assuring our patrons that no pams will he spared in looking to their interests, wu ask for a continuance of their favors RANTZAtI A SHAW." Red Bluff, March 28, 1867. a 6 ISRAEL COMSTOCK. JOHN MARTIN. COMSTOCK & MARTIN, (SUCCESSORS TO PIERCE, CHURCH k C 0.,) FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, fire-proof Brick Warehouse, formerly occu pied by Puree, Church Co., Oak street, near Steamboat Lauding. tSRAEL COMSTOCK will attend to the For warding and Commission business in person. M e hope to receive a continuation of the patronage heretofore extended to the old firm. Red Bluff. Nov. 14, 1863. n2l:tf. A. F, COLLINS, Late with bODGE BROS. A CO. GEO. n. N. C. LUHRS. Late with DODGE BROS, k CO. WHEATON. COLLINS, WHEATON & LUHRS, Commission Merchants, AMi WHOLESALE DEALERS IN BUTTER, CHEESE, LARD, I Imihx, Ace, *l9 Front Street, Liberal Advance, P ro . ;n25 Cljc Abasia Courier. DANIEL LYNCH co a Plre-Proof Brick Building, Callaghan’s Block, Shasta, 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 sole an extensive stock ot GENERAL MERCHANDISE, GROCER lES And PROVISIONS, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, Which he is determined to sell so low as to Defy Competition* DANIEL LYNCH. Shasta, May 28,1864. m2B STOP THAT THIEF OF A C ough! I IT IS STEALING FROM YOU YOUR 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 in the Chest, as prompt, no matter what form the disease might assume. ‘Hen ley’s Royal lial.savn” 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. AU mothercra and Nurses ought to have a bottle close by them, it will give a child relief in two minutes* It is entirely veg etable, and will prove m blessing to the human family. For the Benefit cf Suffering Human ity. 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 spells for years, and could get nothing to have any effect until I struck this “Royal Balsam” She is now about, well. It cured me of the worst cold I ever 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 cough. 1 never intend to be without it in the house. B. THOMAS, the paper man. From Judge Marquam. I have used “Henley's Royal Balsam,” myself and family, and find it a first-rate medicine for Coughs and Colds. I hereby recommend it to the public. P. A. MARQUAM. From Mr. Pittock. Wc 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 1 freely recommend it to the public. R. PITTOCK. From F. Dewitt. Merchant- To the Public. —l had a had cough for a long time. A friend urged me to a bottle of “Hen ley’s Royal Balsam.” He said it cured him. I g<»t 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. Die WITT. L. GROSS, Sole Proprietor, Portland, Oregon. For sale by L. Welleudorff, Shasta. [3U. FLEMING'S SAW MILL, Brandy Creek. JOHN FLEMING, . . Proprietor. [IIS MILL IS IN SUCCESSFUL OPERA tion on Brandy Creek. about two miles from ikytown, and J. R. Gilbert will keep eonstaut -1 hand and for sale a supply of Lumber, at Uis t Warehouse, on Main street. Shasta, where be attend to all orders and the sale of Lumber fbr kbove Mill. J. R. GILBERT, Agent, Shasta, arch 4, 1888 m’ Special Notice. AJ. LOOMIS, OF WEAVKRVXLLE, • Trinity County, has this day purchased an interest in the Forwarding Business of Rantsau A Shaw, Rod Bluff. Thanking our patrons far their past liberal favors, we trust, by close attention and fidelity to business entrusted to oor can, to merit a continu ance of the same. The firm name of Rantaau A Shaw will be con tinued for the present. Mark Goods as before, care of B. A S., Red Bluff. RANTZAU A SHAW. Red Bluff, Feb. Bth. 1868. f!5 Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral. SHASTA, CAL., SATURDAY, MARCH 14. IB6S. L. P. FIBHER—I§ the only Agent of the Shasta Cocricr Id San Francisco, with pow ers to receive subscriptions and advertisements, and receipt for the same. OFFICE —169 Washington street, opposite Ma guire’s Opera House. SHASTA COURIER. The Courtship of Napoleon and Josephine. Josephine was not alone when General Bonaparte was announced ; and when the servant named him, she could not suppress an inward fear, without knowing why she was afraid. Her friends, who noticed her tremor and blush, laughed jestingly at the timidity which made her tremble at the name of the conqueror of Paris, and this was, perhaps, the reason why Josephine received General Bonaparte with less complacency than she generally showed to her visitors. Amid the general silence of all those pres ent, the young General (twenty-sis years old) entered the drawing room of the Vis countess of Bauharnais; and this silence, flattering it might be to his pride, caused him a slight embarrassment. He therefore ap proached the widow with a certain abrupt and perplexed manner, and spoke to her in that hasty, imperious tone which might be come a General, but which did not seem appropriate in a lady's saloon. General Pichegru. who stood near Josephine, smiled, and even her amiable countenance was over spread with a slight expression of scorn, as she fixed her beautiful eyes on this pale, thin little man, whose long, smooth hair fell in tangled disorder on either side of his sallow, hollow cheeks, whose sickly and gloomy appearance bore so little resemblance of the majestic figure of the lion to which he had so often been compared after his success of the thirteenth Vendemaire. “ I perceive, General,” suddenly exclaim ed Josephine. “ that you are sorry it was your duty to fill Paris once more with blood and horror. You would undoubtedly have preferred not to be obliged to carry out the bloody orders of the affrighted Convention. Bonaparte shrugged his shoulders some what. " That is very possible,” said he, perfectly quiet. “ But what can you expect, madam ? We military men are hut the automatons which the Government sets in motion accord ing to its good pleasure ; we know only how to obey j the sections, however, cannot but congratulate themselves that I have spared them so much. Nearly all my cannons were loaded only with powder. 1 wanted to give a little lesson to the Parisians. The whole affair was nothing but the impress of my seal on France. Such skirmishes are only the vespers of my fame.” Josephine felt irritated, excited by the coldness with which Napoleon spoke of the slaughter of that day ; and her eyes, other wise so full of gentleness, were now animated with flashes of anger. ‘•Oh.” said she, “if you must purchase fame at such a price, 1 would sooner you were one of the victims.” Bonaparte looked at her with astonish ment, but as he perceived her flushed cheeks and flashing eyes, the sight of her grace and beauty ravished him, and a soft, pleasant smile illumined his countenance. He an swered her violent attack by a light pleas antry, and with gladsome unaffectedness ho gave to the conversation another turn. The small, pale, gloomy General was at once changed into a young, impassioned, amiable cavalier, whose countenance grew beautiful under the sparkling intelligence which ani mated it, and whose enchanting eloquence made his conversation attractive and lively, carrying with it the conviction of a superior mind. After the visitors who had met that morn ing in Josephine’s drawing room had depart ed, the General still remained, notwithstand ing the astonished and questioning looks of the Viscountess, paying no attention to her remarks about the fine weather, or her intention to enjoy a promenade. With rigid steps, and hands folded behind his back, he paced a few times to and fro the room ; then, standing before Josephine, he fixed on her face a searching look. “ Madame,” said he, suddenly, with akind of rough tone, I have a proposition to make ; Give me your hand ; be my wife.” Josephine looked at him, half astonished, half irritated. “Isit a joke you are indulg ing in 7” said she. ••I speak in all earnestness,” said Bona parte, warmly. “ Will you do me the honor of giving me your hand?” The gravity with which Bonaparte spoke, the deep earnestness imprinted on his features convinced Josephine that the General would not condescend to indulge in a joke of so unseemly a character, and a lovely blush overspread the face of the Viscountess. “ Sir,” said she, “ who knows if I might not be inclined to accept your distinguished offer, if, unfortunately, fate stood not in the way of your wishes ?” “ Fate?” said Napoleon, with animation. “ Y'es, fate! my General,” repeated Jo sephine, smiling. “ But let us speak no more of this. It is enough that fate’forbids me to be the wife of General Bonaparte. I can say no more, for you would laugh at me.” But you would laugh at me, if you would turn me away with so vague an answerl” said Bonaparte, with vivacity. “ I prav you explain the meaning of your words.” I “ Well, then, General, I cannot be your wife, fur I am destined to he the Queen of France—yes, perhaps more than Queen !” It was now Bonaparte’s turn to be aston ished and irritated, and using her own words he said, shrugging his shoulders. “Madame, is it a joke you are indulging in ?” “ I speak in all earnestness,” said Joseph ine, shaking her head. "Listen, then; a negro woman in Martinique foretold my fortune, and as her oracular words have thus far all been fulfilled, I must conclude that the rest of her prophesies concerning me will be realized.” “And wbat has she prophesied to you ?” asked Bonaparte, eagerly, “ Sbe has told me. * you will one day he Queen of France—you will be still more than Queen !’ ” The General was silent. He had remained standing; but now slowly naced tbe room a few times, bis bands folded on bis back, and bis bead inclined on bis breast. Then again be itood before tbe Viscountess, and his eyes aested upon her with a wondrously bright I rnd genial expression. “ I bid defiance to fate!” he said, somewhat m! e H T ly ‘ “i T ‘" 8 P r "P h#c y does not frighten me H*ay, and, in defiance of your prophetic negro woman, I, the Republican General, address my prayer to the future Queen of trance. Re my wife—give me your hand 1” Josephine felt almost frightened at the pertinacity of the General, and a sentiment of apprehension overcame her as she looked into the pale, decided countenance of this man, a stranger to her, and who claimed her for his wife. ■ Oh, sir!” she exclaimed, with some anguish, “ you offer me your hand with as much carelessness as if the whole matter were merely for a contra dance. Rut I can assure you that marriage is a very grave matter; which has no resemblance whatever to a gay dance. I know it is so. I have had sad experience, and I cannot so easily decide upon marriage a second time.” “ You refuse my hand, then?” said Bona parte, with a threatening tone. Josephine smiled. l, On the contrary, General,” said she, “ give me your hand and accompany me to mj carriage, which has been waiting for me this Jong time.” That means you dismiss me. You close upon mo the door of your drawingroom,” exclaimed Bonaparte, with warmth. She shook her head, and, bowing before him with her own irresistible grace, she said, in a friendly manner, “1 am too good a patriot not to be proud of seeing the con queror of Toulon in my drawing room. To morrow I have an evening reception, and I invite you (o be present, General.” From this day Bonaparte visited Josephine daily; she was certain to meet him every where. At first she sought to avoid him : but he always knew with cunning foresight how to bafle her efforts, and to overcome all difficulties which she threw in his way. Was she at her friend Therese’s she could safely reckon that General Bonaparte would soon make bis appearance and come near her with his eyes beaming with joy, and in bis own energetic language speak'to her of bis hive and hopes. Was she to be present at the reception of the five monarehs at Paris, it was General Bonaparte who waited for her at the door of the hall to offer his arm, and lead her amid the respectful, retreating, and gently applauding crowd, to her seat, where he stood by her, drawing upon her the atten tion of all. Did she take a drive, at the accustomed hour, in the Champs Elysses, she was confident soon to see General Bona paste on his gray horse gallop by her side, followed by bis brilliant staff, himself the object of public admiration and universal respect; and, finally, if she went to the the atre, General Bonaparte never failed to ap pear in her loge, to remain near her during the performance, and when she left, to offer his arm to accompany her to her carriage. It conld not fail that this persevering hom age of the renowned and universally admired young General should make a deep and Battering impression on Josephine's heart, and fill her with pride and joy. But Joseph ine made resistance to this feeling; she endeavored to shield herself from it by ma ternal love. She sent for her two children from their respective schools, and with her nearly grown up son on one side, and her daughter budding into maidenhood on the other, she thus pre sented herself to the General, and, with an enchanting smile, said, “ See, General, how old I am, with a grown up son and daugh ter who soon can make of me a grand mother.” But Bonaparte, with a heartfelt emotion, reached his hand to Eugene and said, “ A man who can call so worthy a youth as this his son, is to be envied.” A cunning, smiling expression of the eye revealed to Josephine that he had understood her war strategera ; that neither the grown up son nor the marriageable daughter could deter him from bis object. After their marriage, and the successful campaign in Italy, the happy pair enjoyed each other's society for a brief time at Mon tebello. The Romance op War—A Real Amazon. —An ancient dame, named Virginia Gcs quieres, recently died in a charitable institu tion at Issy, France, of whose early life the Historic de Lille relates the following roman tic incidents : During one of the severest bat tles in the campaign in Portugal the Colonel of the Twenty ninth French Line was shot and fell from his horse. Leaving bim for dead the regiment sprang forward to avenge him, and punished the enemy terribly. In the excitement no one thought of bringing away the Colonel’s body until a young ser geant proposed to two of his comrades to make a dash and secure it. The three heroes started, but two of them fell beneath the enemy’s fire, the sergeant arriving alone at the spot where the body lay. lie tried in vain to raise it upon his shoulders; the weight was to great for him. At this moment two English cavalrymen rode down upon him, thinking to make an easy prisoner. Watch ing his chance he shot the foremost nan dead and dismounted the other with a bayo net thrust through the stomach. Then laying his Colonel’s body across one of the horses, he mounted the other and rode rapidly into the French lines. Upon examination the Colonel was found to be not dead, but ser iously wounded. The sergeant had been hit without knowing it, in the breast, as his bloodjyuniform showed. Aftsr fiercely resist ing the surgeon’s efforts to remove his uni form, he finally allowed his coat to be unfast ened, when to the indiscribable surprise of all the sergeant was discovered to be a woman. In order to save her brother who bad been drawn in the conscription, and who was the only support of their widowed mother, the heroic Virginia hadj disguised herself as a man, and taken his place in the ranks. She had already served six years in the Twenty seventh Regiment, rising to the grades of corporal and sergeant without the least sus picion of her sex being aroused among her comrades. Upon bearing of the gallant con duct of Virginia, the General commanding the brigade procured her discharge, which was accompanied by the Cross of the Legion of Honor. A Human Smile.—Nothing on earth can smile but human beings. Gems may flash reflected light, but what is a diamond flash compared with an eye-flash and mirth flash? A face that cannot smile is like a bud that cannot blossom, and dries upon the stalk. Laughter is day, and sobriety is night, and a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, and more bewitching than either. A Desperate Outlaw—He Commits over Forty Murders. The Memphis (Tenn.) Post details the ca reer of a desperado named Baker, which reads more like fiction than fact. It says ; He called himself - Col. Baker of the Con federate Array,” but it is said he never held a commission in that army. He was in the rebel service as a private soldier or guerrilla, and we believe was also at one time in the Lmon army. _ ll* was in Texas before the war and married in the region of his present exploits. After the war, he had no disposi tion to settle down to make an honest and peaceable living, but ranged about, depreda tions and outrages of the most infamous char acter. His conduct Was so outrageous that Geo. Reynolds, commanding in Texas, issued an order declaring him an outlaw, and direct ed tliht he should ho killed wherever found. He has lately been roaming over the country in the northeastern corner of Texas, and oc casionally in the Indian Territory and South western Arkansas, sometimes alone and at other times accompanied by other leaders and desperate characters. A detailed acconnt of all the outrages of this desperate villain would fill a volume. He is said to have committed upwards of 40 murders. At first his murderous acts were confined to United States soldiers and no groes ; hut he has ceased to make distinctions, and no class is exempt from his atrocities. At one time be rode npand killed two soldiers who were unsuspicious of danger and unpre pared for an attack. At another time he deliberately shot a colored driver. A squad of men were sent out by a military command er to capture h:ra, and met him on the road well mounted and armed, and held a conver sation with him, but either from not knowing him or some other cause, suffered him to escape unmolested. The commander of the post at Boston, in Bowie county, Texas, issued a circullar offering a reward of £2OO for his head. Baker, in return, wrote a pro clamation, signing it “ Col. Baker, C. S. A..” offering £4OO for the commander’s head. Ho proposed to capitulate on certain conditions, among which were the following; That all United States soldiers should leave the South ; that all rebels should be repaid for their loss es during the war, and that the Southern C mfedercy should be acknowledged. Of late he has announced that he will not spare the rebels. lie says they have submitted to the Yankee, and have dared to censure bis acts, and he will treat all alike. This desperado assumes an air of bravado and defiance, and has intimidated the peo ple of the region which he curses with his presence. A ferry privelege on Red river, which would have brought a round fiigure, was recently put up at public sale, and was knocked down at £lO, because he had given notice that be didn’t want anybody to bid on it, and he then made the purchaser transfer the privelege to him. Among the latest and moat fiendish acts of this desperate villain were a number of murders committed on Sulphur Fork in Bowie county, in the vicinity of his father-in law’s residence. He went with two companions to the house of an old man, an acquaintance and friend of his fath er-in-law, and deliberately shot down two colored men who came to the door. The old man then went out to remonstrate with him. when he said, with a malignant smile, “ Old man, you are of no account; you have outlived your usefulness;” and, pre senting his revolver, fired, inflicting a fatal wound The poor man fell to the ground, and his two daughters ran to his assistance, when Baker knocked one of them down, and left her bleeding and senseless. He then went to the fire place, and remarking that the old house bad stood long enough, took a shovelful of coals and threw them upon a bed Another daughter pulled the bedclothes off to extinguish the fire, when he drew a knife and cut her in the most horrible manner. After committing these diabolical acts, and treat ing the affair as though ho considered it a good joke, he left and went to his father-in law’s house, telling him that perhaps he had better go over to his friends, as they were in some trouble over there. When the neigh bors went to the house, the old man and one of his daughters were dead. This crowning act of atro ‘ions crime arous ed the citizens, and a party was organized to capture and kill Baker. He, however, made his escape, and is still at large. A Shrewd Solicitor. —A clergyman going to a miserly old lady to beg for a worthy object, was refused on the ground of poverty. Feigning himself much interested in her story, he expressed great surprise thereat, and said: “ I had not thought you in such want,” and then taking nut some money, he said, “ hero is something that will do for the present purpose : when I come again I will bring you more.” The old lady was so en raged that she gave him a good round sum to show him that she did not mean she was a pauper. Horrible.— A terrible crime has been committed in Vienna. A woman of abandon de character assassinated her mother, an old lady of 70, after a violent struggle that lasted over a quarter of an hour. When the remains of the victim were examined by the author! ties, it was found that they bore not less than thirteen mortal wounds. The unnatural daughter had pierced bcth her mother’s eyes with a pointed knife, and, in her fury, lacerated her cheeks with her teeth. An eminent Dublin physician says : If an end were put to the drinking of port, punch, and porter, there would soon be an end put my worldly prosperity. Physicians, sur geons and apothecaries would be ruined, and disease would be comparatively rare, simple and manageable. Twenty years experience has convinced me that, were ten young men, when of age, to commence and continue dailv drinking one glass of ardent spirits, or a pint of port or sherry, the lives of eight of them would be abridged 12 or 13 years. A lexonless Irishman was observed one evening slicing • potato into a glass of hot whisky toddy. “Why, what are yon about?” inquired Charley. “ It's punch I’m makin’, dear,” quietl replied Pat. 14 Bat what are you slicing that fori” “ To give it a flavor,” 41 What! a potato flavor ?” " Sore, isn’t a flavor a flavor, whether it’s lemon or pitaty ?” NUMBER I. Fashionable Dinner Party In Abyssinia. A great deal of skepticism has been enter tained in regard to the mode of supplying the brinde, or raw meat, to the guests of the fashionable parties at Gondar, the capital of Abyssinia. When the company have taken their seats at the table, a cow or bull is brought to the door, and his feet strongly tied ; after which the cooks proceed to select the most delicate morsels. Before killing the animal, all the flesh on the buttocks is cut off in solid square pieces, without hones or much effusion ol blood, Iwo or three servants are then employed, who, as fast as they can pro cure hr,„</<■, lay it upon cakes of tcff placed l.kc d.shes down the tabic, without cloth or anything else beneath them. By this time the men U6St r ’?u' e f mves ill t,leir hands. and he men prefer the large crooked ones, which, in the time of war, they put Jo all sorts of uses, ibe company are so arranged that one gentleman sits between two ladies; and the former w.th his long knife, begins bv cutting a thin piece, which would be thought a good steak ,n England, while the motTcn ot the fibres is yet perfectly distinct, In Abyssinia no man of any fashion feeds himself, or touches his own meat. The women take the Hesh and cut it lengthwise . e strings, about as thick ns one’s little fingers, then crosswise into square pieces somewhat smaller than dice. This they lay upou a portion of the teff bread, strongly powdered with htack pepper, or cayenne,"or fossil salt, and then wrap it up like a cart ridge. In the meantime, the gentleman, having put up his knife, with each hand resting upon his neighbor’s knee, his body stooping, his head low and forward, and mouth open like an idiot, turns to the one whose cartridge is first ready, who stuffs the whole of it between bis jaws, at the imminent risk ol choking him. This is a mark ofgran deur. The greater the man would seem to be, the larger is the piece which he takes into his mouth ; the more noise he makes in chew ing if. the more polite does he prove himself, None but beggars and thieves, say they, eat small pieces and in silence. Having despatch ed tins morsel, which he does very ex peditiously, his neighbor on the other hand holds forth a second pellet, which he devours in the same way, and so on till he is satisfied. He never drinks till he has finished eating • and before he begins, in gratitude to the fair ones who have fed him, he makes up two small rolls of the same kind and form, each of the ladies opens her mouth at once, while with his own hand he supplies a portion to both at the same moment. Then commence the potations, which, we are assured, are not regulated with much regard to sobriety or decorum. All this time the unfortunate vic tim at the door is bleeding, but bleeding lit tle; for so skillfol are the butchers, that while they completely strip the bones of the flesh, they avoid the parts which are traversed bv the great arteries. At last they fall upon the thighs likewise ; and soon after, the animal perishing from the loss of blood be comes so tough that the unfeeling wretches who feed on the remainder can scarcely sep arate the muscles with their teeth. In the description now given we have purprmely omitted some features which, it is not impro bable, have been a little 100 highly colored, if not even somewhat innccuratefy drawn But there is no reason to doubt the general correctness of the delineation, not excepting the grossest and most repulsive particulars A Rival of tue Steam Man.-Ouc object of interest has been occasionllv traveling on the roads between Leith and Edinburg for a few weeks past, which I conjecture will con* tmue to be an object of historical interest for the time I have mentioned. It is what is called a road steamer, a machine like a small railway engine set npon three wheels, one in front and two behind the middle—a machine weighing above five tons, capable of drawing . tons at a slow poco on a good road, of going over the roughest road and climbing the steepest, and traveling over plowed land or the like with the most perfect ease. It was theinvention of Mr. R. if. Thompson, C. E., of Edinburg. the inventor of a system of float ing docks ; of the steam winch, a curious and effect!ve rotary engine which was exhibited at the recent Paris Exhibition, and attracted much attention there ; and of various older ingenious pieces of mechanism. The peculiarity of the new road steamer is that •Is three wheels are covered with large tires or hoops of India rubber about five inches thick and two feet broad, being the largest casting ol India rubber ever made, and cost ing each about £SO or £CO. The India rub ber tires take hold of the ground like an elephant s foot. They spread over hollows and stones, and other obstructions sink into their elastic embrace. In short, they solve the problem of road steamers completely, ns also of steamers to go over soft, rough ground, and it is impossible to anticipate all the uses the new tires may be put to in the pursuits of agriculture, or it may be in the operations of war. It has been suggested that these India rubber tires will soon wear, but those which have been used as experiments hitherto have scarcely sustained a scratch, although they have gone over rough metalled roads at various rates of speed, often much faster than the legal rate of four miles an hour. The only serious lesion as yet was made in one of them when crossing a big ditch over a bridge of a few trees thrown carelessly together. This new road steamer is intended to draw an omnibus in the island of Java, where its inventor for several years resided and it is now shipped, or about to be ship ped, for its destination. I believe, however, it will soon have one or more successors. London Telegraph. Hott to Wake up a Manhood. — A certain bricklayer of this city has a manhood work ing for him in the capacity of hod carrier, who is in the habit of going to sleep on the brick pile. Yesterday, while workingon the second story of a bouse, he yelled, “ More mort” several lime-, if not oftener, and, not hearing from the manhood, looked down and saw him sound asleep, with the hod for a pillow. Yelling at him unsuccessfully, until hoarse, he adopted the novel expedient of throwing a brick on his head. The ruse succeeded. The darkey waked up, saying, “Damn dese yar miskeeters! Dey won't luff a fellow sleep.” —Pittsburg Republic. The marks of pencil writing may be made almost indellible by passing the tongue over it. Even breathing slowly over the lines protects them from erasure.