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VOLUME XX.
THE
SHASTA COURIER.
PVBLIBHED ETERT SATURDAY MORHIHO, IT
W. 1.. CARTER.
Public ati o n Office, -Armory Hall
Building, First Floor.
Terns of Subscription*
For Oat Tear, if paid in advance $5 00.
«« ** if not paid in advance » 00.
Far Sic Months, in advance - 3 00.
** if not paid in advance 4 00.
These terms will bo invariably adhered to, with
out reference ta persons or circumstances.
Terms of Advertising:
For One Square, of 10 lines or less, one insertion.
Four Dollars; for each subsequent insertion, Two
Dollars.
A liberal discount made to Monthly and Yearly
Advertisers. ...
yrjt- Advertisements not marVed with the num
ber of insertions thereon, will be continued until
ordered out, and charged accordingly.
All Summonses, Sheriff’s sales, and Court ad
vertisements charged strictly according to the
rates fixed by law. All legal advertising must be
paid for ia advance.
ALSO,
Having furnished our office with an elegant as
sortment of FANCY JOB TYPES, ve are pre
pared to execute, aeatly and expeditiously, all
manner of Job Printing, such as
Bills of Fare, Bill Heads,
Circulars, Handbills,
Pamphlets, Programmes,
Bali Tickets, Cards,
Posters, Books,
Law Blanks, Catalogues,
Drafts, Checks. 4i-
FLEMING’S SAW MILL,
Brandy Creek.
:
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JOU\ FLEMING, . . Proprietor.
This mill is in successful opera
tiuD on Brandy Creek, about two miles from
Whiskytown, and 0. C. SCHRODER will keep
or hand and for sale a supply of Lumber, at
Shasta, and all orders left with him will receive
prompt attention. L. BEHRENS will also re
ceive orders and attend to the sale of Lumber at
Whisky tewa. Prices reasonable,
RANTZAU & SHAW,
FORWARDING ANO COMMISSION
MERCHANTS.
RED BLUFF, CAL
MARK YOUR 0001)8
Care of R. & So,
RED BLUFF.
Send Shipping Receipts and Hills of J.adlng.
OUR FIRE-PROOF COBBLE STONE
Warehouse affords extra inducements to ship
per* who store their goods. Assuring our patrons
that no pains will he spared in looking to their
interests, we ask for a continuance of their favors.
RANTZAU A SHAW.
Red Bluff, March 28, IS6". a 6
H. F. JOHNSON,
(Successor to Comstock A Martin.)
FORWARDING
AND
COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Fire-proof Brick Warehouse, formerly occu
pied hy Comstock A Martin.)
Oak street, near Steamboat Landing.
I will attend to the Forwarding and Commis
sion business in person.
I hope to receive a continuation of the patronage
heretofore extended to the old firm.
MARK ALL FREIGHT
Care of C. & M., Red Bluff
Red BlufT. Jan. I. 1870.
CHARLES A GARTER,
Attorney & Counselor at Lin.
SHASTA CALIFORNIA.
WILL practice is all the Courts of this Judi
cial District, and also in the Supreme Court.
All business entrusted to kirn will receive careful
and prmpt attention.
Office—ln Charter Oak Building, first floor.
JAMES E. PELHAM, M.
Physician,
Surgeon and
Accouche
OFFICE—Main street, neat door to Lewin $ Co.
JQHN S. FOLLANSBEE,
Attorney & Counselor at Law,
SHASTA, CALIFORNIA.
E. A C. A. GARTER,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW,
SACRAMENTO, CAL.
J W BRACKETT,
Attorney A Counselor at law.
SHASTA.,... ..CALIFORNIA.
G * KNOX,
JUa'UCE OP THE PBACft
OFFIC|i ..GREENE'S HOtßt.
tie' Abasia (Conner.
SAMUEL RICHARDS,
BLACKSMITH
WAGON MAKER,
SHasta.
id now prepared to execute all work in my
line, in the very beat manner, and at
VERY tOW PRICES.
Wagons, Carriages and Buggies
MADE TO ORDER,
And nr.ne but the best Lumber used.
On hand, and for sale, of my own manufacture,
FREIGHT WAGONS,
Concord Wagons and Buggies,
of superior style and finish. Particular attention
paid to
Horse Shoeing and Repairing.
PROMPTNESS AND LOW PRICES IS MY
MOTTO.
Shop East side of Main opposite
W Jg, argo k Co.** OfEce.
ha q July : .113
EMPIRE HOTEL!
Jjij'jl MAIN STREET, SHASTA,
JOHIV V. SCOTT, Proprietor.
THE PROPRIETOR OF THIS FAVORITE
Hotel takes pleasure in announcing to bis
friends and the public generally that he has re
fitted and re-lurnisbed the establishment through
out, and is now prepared to entertain guests in a
style equal to any other house in Northern Cal
ifornia. The PARLOR and ROOMS are large
and commodious, and the BEDS and sleeping ac
comodations unsurpassed.
THE TABLE
will always be supplied with everything the mar
kets of this locality afford, and every possible at
tention will be paid to the wants of guests, and no
pains spared to render them comfortable.
At the BAR none but the best brands of \Tine,
Liquor and Cigars will be dispensed to customers.
The Oregon A Cal. Stages arrive at and leave
this Hotel daily.
CORRAL & STABLE.
A Hatched to this establishment is a good COR
RAL and STABLE where Teamsters and others
can always find an abundant supply of HAY and
BARLEY at reasonable prices.
JOHN V. SCOTT.
Shasta, June 19th, 1869. jel9
DANIEL LYNCH
C/3
DEAT.KR,
Fire-Proof Brick Building, Callaghan’*
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 sale an extensive stock ot
GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
And PROVISIONS,
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,
Which he ii determined to aell so low as to
Defy Competition,
DANIEL LYNCH.
Shasta, May 28, 1864.
*"■ 1 ■ ** n ~ r " ™ '* '■ r ' ~ n
CITY MARKET!
MAIN STREET, SHASTA,
PETER HOFF, Proprietor.
. m M
THE fROPRIETOB OF THIS WELL
known Market respectfully inform the Public
that a good supply of the best quality of
FRESH MEATS
oao at ail times be found at bis establishment.
In addition to the nsnal supply of freah BEEF
MUTTON, PORK and VEAL, he constantly
keeps on hand an ampls supply of
Corned Beef, Pickled Pork, Ba
eon, Shoulders, and the finest
Hams to he found
anywhere,
Fresh Chased LAKH for sale in quantities to
suit purchasers.
Mi* Price* te gait the Tlmei-^i
Bhasta, Jan. I, 18T1.
SHASTA, CAL., SATURDAY JUNE 24, 187 J.
LOCAL ADVERTISERS.
D. WEIL A BROTHER, Dealers in Dry Goods
A Clothing, Main Street
JOSEPH ISAACS. Dealer in Dry Goods A
Clothing, Main Street.
C. C. BUSH «i CO, Dealer in Groceries A
Provisions, Main Street. 1
DANIEL LYNCH, Dealer in Groceries A
Provisions, Main Street.
THOMAS GRFBNE, Shasta, proprietor Patent
Clothes-Washer.
SCAMMON A TIFFIN. Wagon making A
Blacksmithing, Main Street.
SAMUEL ISAACKS, Blacksmithing Main
street.
SAMUFL RICHARDS, Blacksmithing and
Wagon-makiug. Main street.
JOHN V. SCOTT, Empire Hotel, Main Steet.
D. H. DUNN, Boarding House.
MRS. H L. GREENE, Hotel, Main Street.
A. COLEMAN, Dealer in Hardware, Fuse, Ac.,
Main Street.
J* M. MANASSE, Books and Stationery, Etc.,
Main Street.
Wm. HARTMANN, Bathing A Shaving Saloon,
Main Street, Shasta.
L. WELLENDORFF. Dealer in Drugs, Med
icines, Etc., Main street
WM. H. DUNN. Livejy Stable and Coral,
Main Street.
0. A C. STAGE CO.. Jno. Craddock, Agent
Office Empire Hotel.
GRANT 1 TAGGART, Shasta and Weaverville
Express Line, Office Empire Hotel. Also, Livery
and Feed Stable, Main Street.
JOHN FLEMING, Proprietor of the Brandy
Creek Saw Mill.
CHARLES McDONALD, Saloon and Reading
Room, opposite the Court House, Main Street.
HENRY F. JOHNSON, Commission Mer
chant, Red Bluff.
RANTZAU A SHAW, Commission Merchants.
Red Bluff.
SAM JAYNES, Agent California Steam Naviga
tion Company, Red Bluff*
G. C. SCHROTER, Saddle A Harness Maker,
Charter Oak, Main Street.
PETER HOFF, City Meat Market, Main
Street.
J. E. PELHAM, Physician, Office up stairs in
Wells Fargo A Co., building. Main Street.
JOHN S. FOLLANSBEE Attorney-at-Law,
Shasta.
SAMUEL COOPER, Agent far Phcnnix and
Home Insurance Companies, Office Main Street,
Shasta.
HENRY HABICH, Dealer in Books A Station
ery, Main Strotot k .
E. LEWIN A Co., Watchmaker A Jewelers,
Main Street.
E. DOBROWSKY, Gunsmith A Machinist,
Main Street.
A. DOBROWSKY, Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Main Street.
W. A. SCOTT, Bootmaker, Main Street.
S. GILBERT, Expressman.
G. R. KNOX, Saloon, Greene’s Hotel building.
OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY.
DISTRICT COURT. .
A. M. Rosborough, Judge,
Terms— Second Monday in March June and
November.
county court.
C. C. Bush, Judge.
Terms— First Monday in January, May and
September.
PROBATE COURT.
C. C. Bush, Judge.
Terms —First Monday in February, April, June,
August, October December.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
I.orin Scott, and J. N. Lucan G C. Schniter.
TERMS--Firsi Monday in February, May August
November.
COUNTY OFFICERS.
Sheriff Thomas Greene
Under Sheriff. Wm. Jackson
Deputy Sheriff P. H. Gillooly
Clerk and Recorder G. I. Taggart
District Attorney C. W. Taylor
Treasurer Samuel Cooper
Assessor Chas. IV. Taylor
Supt. Public Schools IV. L. Carter
Administrator and Coroner John Schuler
Surveyor Q. N. Adkins
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
Township No. I, G. B. Knox and A. L. Downer.
Township No 2 E. Dickenson.
Township No. 3
To vnship No. 4. L. L. Y. Hastings A J. A. Curtis.
Township No. 5
Township No. 6 Win. Guptil.
Township No. 7 W. IV. Stewart.
Township No. 8 H. H. Shnffelton.
ROADMASTE3S.
District No. 1 A. Lcschinsky Roadmaster
District No. 2 Charles L Watt Roadmaster.
District No. 4 Wm. Cayton Roadmaster.
District No. 7 McCracken Roadmaster
District No. 8 D. Sweeny Roadmaster!
POST-OFFICES IN SHASTA COUNTY.
Shasta L. Wellendorff Postmaster
French Gulch....Thos. Plumb Postmaster.
Millville ...John Wheatly Postmaster.
Horsctown Wm. Goodall Postmaster.
American Ranch, E. Anderson Postmaster
Bell’s Bridge J. J. Bell Postmaster.
Stillwater J. S. P. Bass Postmaster.
Portugee Flat.... Robert Pitt Postmaster.
Western Star Lodge, No. a, K. & A. M.
A L. Wellendorff. W. M.; John V. Scott,
S. W.; C. C. Bush, J. W ; Benj. Shurt
leff, Treas.; A. Dobrnwsky, Eoc.; G. C.
Schroter, 6. Dg J. Ashfield, J. D.; Chas.
Anderson, S.; W. P. Hartman, S.;J. Isaacs, M.;
J. F. Scammon, T.
Shasta Chapter, No. 9, R. A. M.
JL A. Dobrowsky, H. P.; Benj. Shurllcff
F■; John V. Scott, S.; D. P. Bystle, C,
H.; J. Isaacs. P. S.; J. N. Chappell, R
' ▼'A. C.f L. Wellendorff, M. 3d V.j O. C
Schroter M. 2d V.; Chae. Anderson. IstV.jD.
Weil, Trees.; G. L Taggart, Secy.; J. F. Scammon
Shasta Council, No. 6, F. Ac A. M.
fJ. Isaacs, T. I. M., A. Dobrowsky, D. I.
M.: D. P. Bystel, O. C. W.; John V. Scott,
Treas.; L. Wellendorff. Recorder.; J. N. Chap
pell, C of G, ; Chas. Anderson, Conductor;
G. C. Schroder. Steward.; Grant I. Taggart, Mar
shal. ;J. F Scammon, Bent.
J#? 1
Northern Light Lodge. Ho. 190, F. Ac A.
H.. Millville.
H. F. Ross, W.Jf. ; J. P, Webb. 8. W. ;
Henry Johnson, J. W. ; Dr. Onptill, See:
D. C. Stevenson, 8. D.; Johnson Fonde,
D. ; Robt. Boyce, Marshal.; A. Wil-
Haas and George Williamson, Stewarts; B. F.
Martin, Tyler.
Shasta Lodge No. ST,. I. O. O. F.
Joseph Mnllen.N- Q.; Wm. Jackson,
/.O.: (is B. Knox, Secy.; Chas. Mc
p Ronald, T. Night of mooting, Mond.
i * - -
Shasta Encampment, No. 14, I. O. o. F.
® Henry Hableh, C. P.; Ohas. McDonald, H.
P.| Lf. Hartman, 8. W.; O. B. Knox,
Scribe. { L. Garrecht, Treas.; J. E. Pelham,
3. W. Night of meeting 2d and 4th Wednesday
of each month.
Agents.
t. P. FISHER, 30 & *l. New Mer
chant's Exchange, is our only authorised Agent in
San Francisco.
HUDSON A MENET, No. 41 Park Row. N. Y.
are authorised to solicit and collect for advertis
ing in New York and other eastern cities.
Notice. —No attention will be paid to any ad
vertisement unless accompanied by the cash, or
sent through a responsible Advertising Agency.
SHASTA COURIER.
THE WASHOE CANARY.
Within a cabin six by ten,
Jim Beggs lay dreaming of his power,
When he should make hia pile and leave
The spot he'd worked for many an hour.
In dreams through “ Ragtowu" camp he bare
The treasures of a millionaire;
And as he slung his cash on high.
He smole a smile and yanked a ai^h,
Like a Washoe Canary bird.
An hour passed on —Jem Beggs awoke ;
That bright dream was bis last ;
He woke to bear bis landlord shriek,
“ Your board! you bilk I you sneak V 9
He woke to fight 'midst dust and smoke,
And yell, and cuss, and poker-stroke.
And ear-rings falling fast.
He brought bis doubled fist to bear
Upon the landlord’s larboard ear,
And Jem, he raised a yell ;
Strike—till you close his starboard eye !
S rike—till you make the claret fly !
Jem smole a smile and breathed a sigh
For the Washoe Canary bird.
They fought like tigers long and well,
Th«y strewed the floor with Jem’s bed-clothcs ;
Jem straightened out—the landlord fell.
Bleeding at mouth and nose.
When his surrounding comrades saw
His smile, then rang their loud hurrah.
And the big fight was won.
They saw the landlord’s peepers close,
Hia hairless scalp—his battered nose—
We’ll have no more conduct like those,
Said the Washoe Canary bird.
Go to Nevada’s distant land,
Where Humboldt sinks beneath the sand.
To where Star City’s site now stands—
You’ll find Jem’s famous cabin.
Explore the deserts up and down,
Gaze on her hills of purple brown,
Where numerous dark volcanoes frown.
You'll hear, as you approach the town,
A sound break on the desert air.
And through the hills and canyons tear,
Like double barreled thunder :
Yaw-he, Yaw-he, Yaw-he—
'Tis Washoe’s fumed Ca na ri e.
TELLING STORIES.
Nearly everybody thinks he can tell a
story, yet nearly everybody tells a story
when he says he cannot Story telling is
one of the rarest accomplishments. Nine
ty-nine men out of every bundled who at
tempt a story bore their listeners. And
the hundredth man is just barely endur
able.
As story-telling is generally conducted
under our present imperfect civilization, we
are not entertained at all, and, therefore,
under no obligation. It is the narrator
whom we oblige by listening —when we
are obliged to.
'\'e have heard a thousand men attempt
to tell stories in our brief wrestle with the
world, the flesh, etc., yet we know but two
good story-tellers. The remaining nine
hundred and ninety-eight thought they
could tell a story, but the trouble was no
one else coincided with them.
Of all bores, the story-telling bore is the
worst. Under the guise of entertaining,
he subjects you to the very refinement of
torture. We have heard all his stories a
thousand times and could probably tell
them better than be. lie pounces down
upon you at all times and in all places. No
use to plead urgent business or other en
gagements. He seizes you by the collar
on the street, or pens you up in the corner
of a room, and you must hear it, whether
you will or no.
A few years ago, a society was formed
in New York for (he suppression of story
telling. Artemus Ward, Dan Bryant,
Billy Florence and men of that ilk consti
tuted its active members. 1 heir plan was
when a man commenced a story, to get up
and saunter away one at a time, leaving
the unhappy man to complete his narration
to the chairs and other articles of furn
iture.
One day, Bryant so far forgot himself as
to begin a story, forcibly brought to his
recollection by some incident of the occas
ion. Ward got up and sauntered out,
whistling a low, melancholy air.
One by one the remainder followed suit,
with troubled looks and a sad shake of the
head, sometimes sighing deeply. By the
time Dan reached the middle of his story
he was alone As the last man passed out,
Dan turned to a picture of George Wash
ii gton hanging on the wall, andiemarking,
“ Here, old fellow, you’ve got to hear the
rest of this story ; I’d like to see you get
down and walk off on your ear,” completed
his narrative, the Father of his Conntry
and of Governor Posey of Indiana, listen
ing to him with characteristic benignity.
It is needless to say, the story-extingnish
ers, who were listening outside, enjoyed
this part of the yarn at least.
Speaking of Washington, he couldn’t
tell a story and was ready’to acknowledge
it. lie told bis father he couldn't when a
little boy, although as things then looked
a story would have let him out. It is a
pity there are no more people ready to say
with V* ashington, « I cannjt tell a story,”
and never try it.
A MAN was recently informed just be
fore his marriage, that bis bride had fallen
heir to $300,000. He let the ceremony
go on just the same.
A MXEK individual in Minnesota, wept
fluently when the minister pronounced
him married.
THE EXTENSION RAILROAD.
The letting of the first division of 145
miles of the Eastern Extension, of the Cali
fornia Pacific Railroad is the best earnest
that could be given of the sincerity of the
intention of build a road to connect with
the Union Pacific at Ogden. The exact
route that the road will pursue has not yet
been made public, but the initial point is
Davisville, from whence running north
wards towards Shasta, it wou d traverse
Yolo, and presumptively Sutter, Butte,
Plumas, Lassen and Siskiyou counties,
entering Oregon at a point near Goose
lake. A route can be obtained over a belt
of country presenting slight difficulties in
railroad building, and it is not probable
that no spurs of mountains would be pass
ed over. '1 he Sacramento valley in its
upper portion presents good soil for wheat
tillage, while the hills and lateral valleys
aflord excellent pasturage range. The
value of the local business on this section
of the road would warrant its building, if
the line should be extended only through
the valley. From all accounts, in the
region of the Oregon boundary line, the
Sierras flatten down, and a low table land,
and isothermal lines of 38° recommend
the country for railroad building. How
ever, whatever impediments may be found
to exist, our only concern at present is in
the building of the first section of 145
miles. D. C. Haskin, to whom the con
tract has been let, is an experinced railroad
builder, having been the principal party
in the construction of th> Sacramento
branch of the California Pacific. Some
of the best and most rapid work on the
Pacific Coast has been under his manage
ment, and his knowledge of the country
and its resources will be valuable aids in
expediting the construction of the Sac
ramento valley section. He contracts to
survey the route, grade it, bridge the
streams, and put the road bed in a con
dition to lay the ties and iron. The prob
able cost will not be under 812,000 per
mile, or a total cost, less iron and ties of
two millions of dollars. This is a big
contract for one man to undertake, but the
word “fail” does not stand in his vocabul
ary. It is probable that a considerable
portion of the ties will be got out in the
vicinit? of the upper part of the road, thus
rendering valuable, timber lands which
have never been touched by the woodman’s
axe. Two millions of dollars also expend
ed in the valley tier of counties, for labor,
will be of vast benefit to the country, and
induce the taking up and settlement of
wild lands which until recently could bring
no income to any owner. A new impulse
will be given to settlement in 'lehama,
Shasta, Plumas, Lassen and Siskiyou
counties, while those who squat down in
the valleys east of the Cascade range in
Oregon will find themselves on one of the
great highways of the continent, wiihin
distance of markets that can return them
some profits on their productions. Rail
road building in the north is certain to in
duce the development of the country, and
add to the wealth and prosperity of the
State, increase production and open up
new fields for enterprise.-
Vallejo Chroni
cle.
How a Person Peels When Drowning.
Some extraordinary mental phenomena
occur in drowning. As soon as respira
tion is suspended by the indrawing of wa
ter into the lungs, consciousness is imme
diately extinguished. From all that can
be gathered in regard ter the action of the
heart, that organ probably acts feebly a
considerable time after the function of res
piration is suspended. By its muscular
force arterial blood is driven onwardly to
the head faster than the veins bring it
back, and consequently the mind is plunged,
as it were, into a profound sleep: for loss
of consciousness results from a sudden ap
oplexy induced by an extra accumulation
of blood in the delicate textnreof the brain.
When the pulsations of the heart stop,
then the tention of the muscles iclax ; and
if no efforts of resuscitations arc made, vital
heat diminishes giadually, and the change
is an expansion of compressed gasses in the
cavities of the bodies, due to the fast pro
cess of chemical decomposition. If the
body, however, is recovered immediately,
even through respiration and circulation
are quiescent, it is possible to re-establish
the movement of the lungs, by artificial
inflatation of the lungs, vigilantly contin
ued for a long while. The trial is not al
ways successful, but so encouraging that
the prospect demands the utmost perse
verance. With the revived action of the
heart, the moment the lungs begin to fake
in oxygen from the air forced upon them,
life begins to return. So it is admitted by
physiological philosophers that the sonl is
won back, if it had gone, in the act of res
toration ; or else it is morally certain its
departure at death is a gradual procees,
which may be interrupted, and reimprison
cd in the brain by human effort and skill
A Patron of a certain newspaper ones
said to the publisher :
“Mr. Printer, how is it you have never
called on me for my pay for your paper ?"
“Ob,” said the man of types, “we never
ask a gentleman for money.”
“Indeed,” replied the patron, “how do
you manage to get along when they don’t
pay yon ?”
“Why,” said the editor, "after a certain
time we conclude he is no gentlemen, and
we ask him."
“ Ob—ah—yes—l see. Mr. Editor
please give me a receipt.”
NUMBER 13.
CALIFORNIA AND ORfiOON.
The following brilliant passage belongs
to Mrs- Francis Fuller Victor, of Oregon, a
lady whose genius has given her national
fame: j
I have thought if I were a painter how I
would personate California. She should
be a girlish Cleopatra; large, supple limbed,
dusky-brown, fiery, yet indolent; voluptu
ous, yet unconscious; intellectually a queen;
really a dreaming romantic maiden. Her
throne should be the russet colored hills;
her mantle the violet bate. Her girdle
should be gold; her scepter silver, and her
crown the native laurel, mingled with wild
oats. Behind her throne should tower the
grand Sierras; at her feet should murmur
the blue Pacific, stretching far away to
where on the horizon a white winged fleet
fixed the dreamy look in the lustrous dark
eyes of my girl queen. A fair and fasci
nating picture, is it not? Fit to fill a
uiche of our Western Art Gallery.
But opposite to it I would have my Cleo
patra's Antony. Young, lithe, strong and
beautiful, with empire written on his brow,
and power tempered by mildness beaming
from his eyes. Of fair complexion ha,
with tawny blonde hair and curling golden
beard. His robe should be of the richest
purple, embroidered with white ears, and
his crown of burnished gold- His throne
should be amidst the rugged mountains,
with rolling yellow plains on one hand, and
smiling green valleys on the other His
scepter, shaped like the tapering fir-tree,
should be of silver set with opals, garnets
and diamonds. At his feet should roll the
magnificent Columbia, while in the dis
tance mighty ships should seek its en
trance, and over bis shoulder the white
crest of Mount Hood stand blushing in a
rosy sunset. So would I personate the
young giant, Oregon.
THE BRANCH PRISON AT FOLSOM.
The Folsom Telegraph says:
A strong effort will be made before tba
next 1 egislature, to carry into full effect
the law passed a few years since to estab
lish a branch Prison at Folsom. The
State has a deed for three hundred acres
of land, the Granite Quarries and water
power equal to two hundred horse power
—for all of which they have only to pay
in prison labor at the rate of fifty cents
per day the sum of fifteen thousand dollars.
With this labor the Natoma Water and
Mining Company expect to at once com
plete their great manufacturing canal.
With this completion manufacturing
would at once receive an inducement to
locate here, and with manufacturing once
started Folsom would in a very short time
become the manufacturing centre of the
Slate. The State labor would soon make
a branch prison here selt-sustaining, and
the effect would be a reduction of State
taxes As the present management of the
State Prison has shown that it is a heavy
drain on the State finances, and will so
continue and increase until the labor of
the prisoners is turned to some available
and profitable purpose And now is the
time to think of these things, in whieft
the people of this country are interested.
Eloping with a Gamester. —Recent
ly an old gentleman and liis son drove up
to the entrance to the wharf of the Cunard
steamers in Jersey City, and inquired
whether a middle-aged man with a young
lady (describing them) had been there.
They were told that a couple answering
the description had been there inquiring
about the next steamer for Europe. On
being told that the next vessel, the Chins,
would sail on Wednesday, they departed
for New York. The old man burst into
tears, and said:
‘‘That young lady is my daughter, and
the man who is with her is a scoundrel.
Oh that I had been here in time. He has
blighted my life, ruined my family, and
now is endeavoring to fly with my poor
darling.”
The son was also deeply moved, but he
restrained his feelings, and endeavored to
console his parent. It was afterward as
certained that they resided in William
sport, Pa., and that the daughter, who
was attending a boarding school in Bethle
hem, had eloped with a gambler, after
securing a large sum of her father’s money.
She left a note informing her parents that
they were going to Europe, and would
never return. The sorrow stricken old
man started for this city to resume his
search.
An old farmer went into a drugstore a
short time ago, after an almanac. He was
handed one of Javne’s, but indignantly
refused ft, saying it was a d—d humbug.
“Last year,” said he, “I lost a couple of
tons of hay by one of his almanacs. The
book said it would be pleasant on a certain
day, and I left my grass out and lost it.
I won’t have his almanac or bis medicine ”
And so the old chap took aoothersort.
Mrs. Shaw appeared before the Re
corder to prosecute her husband for insult
and abuse. “What have you to complain
of?” inquired the Magistrate. “My hus
band neglected me, sir," was the answer of
the spiteful lady, thrown out with a sort
of jerk. “Indeed! how is that T* “He
leaves me at home, end when 1 complain
of it insults and abuses me." “Can yon
give an instance of it f” “Yee; be went
to the cock fight on fc'nnday, and wouldn’t
let me go with him, and said if they fongbl
hens he would send for me.”
y Y.Pica
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