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. ■ thb SHASTA COURIER. rvtuiai* inti »atu«bat Muin.n - W. I*. CARTER. -1-‘- ————————— Ptbliaation Office, —Armory Hall , 4' Snildißg, Fjr»t Floor. Terms of Subscription* fir One Tser, if paid in advenes../ $S 00. " if not paid in advance-.... ... I 00. Ter Sis Months, in advance * w ®- <• « if not paid in advance 4 UO. These terms will be invnriably adhered to, witb ont reference to persona 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. ... «•* Advertisements not mai'ted with the num ber of insertions thereon, will bs continued until ordered out. sod charged aoc .rding'y. All Summonses. Sheriff's sales, and Court sd ver'isemems charged strictly according to the rates fixed by law. All legal advertising must be paid fur in advance. ALSO, Having furnished onr office with an elegant as sortment of FANCY JOB TYPES, it ere pre pared to execute, neatly and expeditiously, all manner of Job Printing, such as Bills of Fare, Bill Heads, Ciroular*. Handbills, Pamphlets, Programme*, Ball Tickets, Cards, Pesters. Books, Law Blanks, Catalogues, Drafts. Checks, As- FLEMING'S SAW MILL, Brandy Creek. es. JOHN FLENISG, . . Proprietor. This mill is in successful opera tiim ob Brandj Creek, about two miles from Whiskytown. and Q. C SCHRODER will keep nr hand and for aale a aupply of Lumbor.it fikaata. and all orders left with him will receire prompt attention. L. BEHRENS will alao re eoire orders and attend to the sale of Lumber at Whiekytown. Prices reasonable, BANXZAU A SHAW, FORWARDING AN!) COMMISSION MERCHANTS. RED BLUFF, CAL MARK YOUR GOODS Care of !<• & S., BED BLUFF. Send Shipping Receipts and Bills of Lading. OtJ* FIRE-PROOF COBBLE STONE Warehouse affords extra inducements to ship pore wke etore their geode. Assuring oar patrons • bat a# pains will be epared in looking to their •■lnnate, we ask for a continnance of their farora. rantzad a suaw. Bdd Muff, March >B, 18«7. a< H. F. JOHNSON, (Snceetsor to Comstock k Martin.) FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANT, Fire-proof Brick Warenou*e, formerly occu pied by Comttock A Martin.) Oak street, Dear Steamboat Landing. I will attend to the Forwarding and Conamts • ten business in person. T hope to receive a continuation of the patronage heretofore extended to the old firm. M\ RK ALL FRRir.HT Care of C* A M.. Red Bluff, nt.f t- n i j *rn gHAULES A GARTER. Attorney A Counselor at Law. 5 H AST A CA LIFORXI A. WILL rrac'iiW in all the Courts of (his Judi cial District, aa iais'i in theSuprt me Court. AU hnsMieafl entrusted to him will receive caretul and pr topt attention. OAoe -to Charter Oak Building, first floor. £. XZLUAm, XL D., Surgeon and Areuurhe i)FFillE—Main street, nsxt docr to Lewin A(?e. JOHN S. FOLLANSBEE, Attorney St Comuelbr at Law, SHASTA.. CALIFORNIA. . , , ■ ■—: s V- Ed-a C. A. GARTER, AITORNEYS k COUNSELORS AT LAW, SACRAMENTO. CAL. J W BRACKETT. Attorney * ( oumaelor at Law. t HAST A ... CALIFORNIA. - 1 -- ' •- r MC Us «ABCOC»C,' CMMthitiui#, SHASTA CAL. f *** (Tl)c Abasia Courier. SAMUEL RICHARDS, BLACKSMITH WAGON MAKER, SHasta. am now prepared to execute all work in my line, in the very beet manner, and at VERY EOW PRICES. Wagons, Carriages and Buggies MADE TO ORDER, And n ne but the best Lumber used. On hand, and for sale, of my nwu manufacture, FREIGHT WAGONS, Concord Wagons and Buggies, of superior style and finish. Particular attention paid to Horse Shoeing and Repairing. PROMPTNESS AND LOW PRICKS IS MY MOTTO. Shop East aide of Main •’■"et, opposite W Is argoACo.’ ‘.flee. ba » July : 113 THE SHASTA AND WEAVERVILIE XT. S. MAIL ...AND... Express Line! GRANT I. TAGGART. Proprietor, in ~ r n v ~ HFb Km! SPRING & SUMMtR ARRANGEMRNT. The Stage? of the above Line, carrying the U. S. Mail, and Wells. Fargo A Co.’a and Union Pa cific Expresses, will, until further notice, leave Shasta every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, AT 7 O’CLOCK, A. M.. And returning will leave Weaverville, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, AT 7 O’CLOCK A. M. Office in Bhasta—At the Empire Hotel, JOHN CRADDOCK. Agent. Office in Wearerville—At the New York Hotel, JAMES MORRIS, Agent. Shasta. June 19, 18rt9. je!9. HENRY HABICH, MAIN STREET SHASTA, Has jdst received and now offers for sale a fresh supplj of SCHOOL gHU BOOKS AND STATIONERY! He also keeps on band a fine assortment of audios, Nats, Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes, Fruit, Etc., And bis stock of Toys and Holiday Goods IS FULL AND COMPLETE Fresh Garden Seeed always on hand, PRICES LOW I ghasta. Nor. 27. m - EMPIRE HOTEL! MAIN STREET, SHASTA, JOHJV V. SCOTT, ■Proprietor. The proprietor of this favorite Hotel rakes pleasure in announcing to his friends and the public generally that be has re fitted and re-tnrnisbed the establishment thr<>ugh ont, 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 cod sleeping ac comodations unsurpassed. THE table will always be supplied with everything the mar kets »f this locality afford, and eveiy.possible at tention will he paid to the wants of guests, and no pains spared to render them comfortable. At the B 4R none hot thw best brands of Wine, Liquor and Cigars wi*l be dispensed to customers. The Oregon A Cal. Stages arrive at and leave this Hotel daily. CORRAL & STABLE. "* ■ ■] y o d—•** Attatched to this establfshment is a good COR RAL and STABLE where Teamsters and others can a’ways find an abundant supply of HAY and BARLEY at reasonable prices. JOHN V. SCOTT. , Shksta. An : _J«UL TIN $ HOP. The UNDBUSISKBD.aAVUIV' LOCATED »t the town >f Millril.e. Shasta cnnnty, and opened, shop fa/.the maun Carfare and sale of ail kinds nf 'tinware and snob other articles a- are neoally to be fnwnd in swcn establishments, respeet fally requests the support and liberal patronage of araawcuisriirtfis reasonable. Repairing done on short noticet. Stores and Stare Ftps supplied on demand. Old Q*pji*r, an*-Greenbacks ksksn In trace. Highest price paid for Wool. | '%»iuoff sworn wawv. j SHASTA, CAL.. SATURDAY OCTOBER 7. 1871. LOCAL ADVERTISERS. D. WEIL A BROTHER, D«*Un In Drj Good* A Clothing, Main Street JOSEPH ISAACS. Dealer in Dry Oooda A Clothing, Main Street. C. C. BUSH a CO. Dealer In Greceriea ft Provisions, Main Street. DANIEL LYNCH. Dealer In Groceries ft Provisions, Main Street. THOMAS GRFENE, Shasta, proprietor Patent Clothes Washer. SCAMMON ft TIFFIN, Wagon making A Blacksmithing. Main Street. SAMUEL ISAACKS, Blacksmithing Main street. SAMUEL RICHARDS. Blacksmithing and Wagou-makiug. Main street. JOHN V. SCOTT, Empire Hotel, Main Steet. D. 11. DUNN. Boarding House. MRS. H L. GBEENE. 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. WELLENDOKFF. Dealer in Drugs, Med icines, Etc., Main street WM H. DUNN. Livejy Stable and Coral, Main Street. O. A C. STAGE CO., Jno. Craddock, Agent. Office Empire Hotel. GRANT 1 TAGGART. Shasta and Wesverville Express Line, Office Empire Hotel. Also, Livery and Feed Stable, Main Street. JOHN FLEMING. Proprietor of the Brandy Creek Saw Mill. CHARLES MCDONALD, Saloon 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 - Q. C. SCKBOTEB, Saddle A Harness Maker, Charter Oak, Mam Street. PETEK HOFF, City Meat Market, Main Street. J. K. PELHAM. Physician. Office up stairs in Wells Fargo A Co.. building. Main Street. JOHN S. FOLLANSBEE Allorney-at-Law, Shasta. SAMUEL COOPER, Agent far Phoenix and Home Insurance Companies, Office Main >Hreet. Shasta. HENRY lIABICH, Dealer in Books A Station ery. Main Street. 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 treet. S. GILBERT, Expressman. G. K. KNOX, Saloon, Greene's Hotel building. OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY. DISTRICT COURT. A. M. Hosburovgr. Judge. Terms—Second Monday in March June and November. COUNTY CuURT. 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 and December, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. Lorin Scott. and J. N. Lo-an O. C. Schroter. Terms—First 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 t C. W, Taylor Treasure* Samuel Cooper Assessor Chas. W. Taylor Supt. Public Schools W. L. Carter Administrator and Coroner John Schuler Surveyor Q. N. Adkins JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. Township No. 1, G. P. 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 Wm. Guptil. Township No. 7 W W. Stewart. Township No. 8 H. H. Shuffelton. ROADMASTE'.IS. District No. 1 A. Leschinsky Roadmaster Dis*rict No. 2 Charles L Watt Roadmaster. District No. 4 Wm. Cay ton Roadmaster. District No 7 McCracken Roadmaster. District No. 8 D. Sweeny Roadmaster. POST-OFFICES IN SHASTA COUNTY. Shasta L. Wellendorff .... Postmaster. French Gulch....Thos. Plumh Postmaster. MtJville ..........John Wbeaily Postmaster. Horsetown Wm. Goodall Postmaster. American Ranch, K. Anderson. Postmaster Bell’s Bridge I. J. Bell Postmaster! Stillwater J. S. P Bass Postmaster. Portugec Flat... Kober Pitt -...Postmaster. Western Sta- lodge. No. 2, F & A. M. 1. Wellondorff. W M.t John V. Scott, S W.; C. C. Bush. J, 'V ; Benj. Shurt leff. Treas.: A. Dohrowsky. Pee.; G. C. ' ▼ ' Sehr.der. S. D.; J. Ashfkdd', J. I). ; Chas. Anderson. 8.: W. P. Hartman, S.; J, Isaacs, M.; J. F. Scammon, T. Shasta Chapter. No. 8. R. A. M. • A. Dohrnwskv. H. P.; Benj. Shnrtlcff. K-l John V, Scott, 8.: I), p hptie, C. \A H ; J. Isaac... P. S. J. N. Chappell. R. ' ~ ' A C.: L. Wel.endorff, M. 3.1 V.: G. C. Sehroter M. 2d V.: Chaa. Anderson. Ist V.; D Weil, Treas.; G. I. Taggart, Secy ; J. F. Scammon 0. Shasta Council, No. 6. P & A. M. fJ. Isaacs, T. I. M. , A. Dobrowskv, D. I M.: D. P. By slot. Q 0 W.; John V. Scott, Treas.; L. Wellendorff. Recorder.; J. N. Chap pell, C ot G.; Chaa. Anderson. Conductor; G. C. Schroder. Steward.; Grant I Taggart, Mar sha). : J F Scammon, Rent. Northern Light l.odte. No. 190, F. <4. A. M.. Millville. at H. F. R*ss, W. M. :J. P. Wehh. B. W. ; Henry Johnson, J. W. ; Dr.Guptill, Sec: Et/. X) C. Stevenson, S. D. ; Johnson Fonde, J F*.; Rnbt, Boyce, Marshal.; A Wil- Bann and George Williamson, Stewarts; R. F. Martin, Tyler. Nhasta l odge No. 6T. 1. O. O. F. William Ja. ksnn, N. G.L- Terry, V. G.: O. R. Knox, Secy. ; Chas. Me- Donald, T. Night of meeting, Mond. Mbaala Encampment. No. 14. ■ (>. o p, ©Chao. McDonald, C, P. ; W. p. Hartman, H. P.j C. Anderson, S. W. ; G. R. Ki.o* Scribe.; L. Oarreeht, Treat.; W. W Elmoja. J. V. Night of meeting 3d and dlh Wednesday of aaefa month.- - z- - ■* ai.lMlMii.ilii !i hjt.tiu in ■ k a f arretted in Meeklen bety county, South Oaro|itf, beating big wife with a noe. As if a r w*jk* la dvtfUiJiog bvtmi&nm. Agents. L. P. FISHER. 30 dc 31 New Mer chant's Exchange, la oar only aothorixed Agent in San Francisco. HUDSON A MENET, No. 41 Park Row. N. Y. are authorised to eolicit and collect for advertis ing In New York and other eastern cities. None*.—No attention will be paid to any ad vertisement nnless accompanied by the cash, or sent through a responsible Advertising Agency. SHASTA COURIER. ONE LIFE. A little child, as the morning fair. Whore glittering wave.- of golden hair Glea med in the sunshine's quiver; Gathering wreaths of tha woodbine's spray. Gathering cowslip and colt’s foot gay, flinging them out to float away, Down tha river. A girl, who lin ered as if to see The May flowers dancing merrily By' the banks where the willows shiver; Tet saw but the lovtiighi in pleading eyes, A d heard but riie music of low replies. As she sat in the glow of the noonday skies Down the nvee. A woman, pausing as if to note The great white lilits serenely float in the sunset's crimson quiver ; Oe’r whose face flashed a sudden gleam, As she heard the changeless voice of the stream. And tho't how she dreamed her first love dream By the river. A lone’y mourner, who lingered late, TL ' ne grave wa« closed, the turf lay str ight, A <1 the earth was earth’s forever; Out f m the eburch yard path she passed, p Stood where the dead bad loitered last, While (be orescent moon her radiance cast On the river. At d over and aye, with the self-same song. The mighty waters rolled along 'Twixt the banks where the willows shiver; Through childhood's laugh and gi laoud’s sigh, While life drags on and old men die, To the ocean, whose name is Eternity, Rolls the river. Romantic Story op a Canadian Girl. —Many years ago a young, man made his appearance at Stratford, and spent a few weeks at the tavern which then exist ed to afford shelter to stage-coach travel ers VV hence he came, and w hat his busm ess, none could guess. Directly opposite the tavern stood the small cottage and forge ot a blacksmith, named Fulsom. He hud a daughter who was the beauty of $e village, and it was her fortune to captivate the heart of the young stranger. He told his love, said that he wus traveling incog., but in confidence gave her his real name, claiming that he was heit to large fortune. She returned his love, and they were mar ried. A fe'V weeks thereafter the stranger told his wife that he must visit ew Or leans ; he did so. the gossips of the town made the young wife unhappy by disa greeable hints and jeers. In a few weeks the husband returned, but before a week bad elapsed he received a large budget of letters, and told his wife he must at once return to England, and must go alone.— He took his d< pai Jure, and the gossips had another to make a confiding woman wretched To all but herself it was a clear case of desertion; the wife became a mother, and for two years lived on in silence and hope. By the end of that time a letter was received by the Stratford beauty from her husband, direct ing her to go to New York with her child, taking nothing with her but the clothes she wore, and to embark in a ship for home in England. On her arrival in New York she found a ship splendidly furnished with every con venience and luxury for her comfort, and two servants to obey every wish she might express. The ship duly arrived in Eng land, and the Stratford girl became mis tress of a superb mansion, and, as the wife of a baronet, she was saluted by the aris tocracy us Lady Samuel St-, rling. On the death of her husband, many years ago, the Stanford boy succeeded to the title and wealth of his father, and in the last edition of “Pi erage and Baronetace’’ he is spoken of as the issue of “Miss Fulsom, of Stiat ford, North America ” Why They Tarred and Feathered an Editor — The reason why a mob tore out the office of the Gazette, published at Tom's River, ew Jersey, and tarred and feathered the dditor. and caused pain and anguish to wring his brow, was this: There was a fashionable wedding in the town, a f which the editor was present After the ceremnnny he went to the office to write an account of the brilliant affair. Among other things he said that “the bride was accompanied to the altar by ei'jht bridesmaids.” But the printers got the thing wrong somehow, and the next morning the paper announced that "the bride was accompanied to the altar by tight bridesmaids.” This was bad enough ; but the editor had prepared for the same issue an obituary notice of an estimable lady, in which he said that “the husband was hardly able to bear the demise of his wife,” but—would you believe it ?—the printer* actually set it up that “the husband is hardly able to wear the chemise of bis wife.’ So the people of the town “went” for that journalist, and he is now a fugitive, an outcast and a beggar. “I'm not used to begging,” said a little girl to a lady of whom she had asked alms, “'cause only two weeks ago my father was a merchant!” “Why, ehild, how could on be rednoed to poverty so soon “My father took a bad dollar bill at bis peanut stand, end busted.” ' ■ - ■ .. • Whatever is, is right oeaeep ytnr left hud «0d folk A wOSDEBFCI, COOSTRV. To the adventurous American, no por tion of the continent presents greater and more romantic charms than that part of the Gadsden purchase known as Arizona It is pie-cminectly a land of contradictions, for in many parts of the country firewood is dug from the earth, and hay is chopped from the ground with hoes. The roots of the mesquit furnish a wood almost as bard as mahogany, and averaging about the size of a man’s thigh. The Colorado and Membres rivers flow for long distances underground, and sud denly, but imperceptibly, emeiging be come once more streams of considerable magnitude. The course of the latter r ver can be traced by tbe stinted timber along its banks, but woe to the thirsty traveler across these plains if be fails to strike it at one of its oases. His only resource then is to travel either up or down until he finds clear and beautiful streams flowing over a st ny bed. This river is supposed to emp ty into the famed and mysterious Lake Guzman, but lose itself in the earth a hundred miles to the north. This arid country is the home of the mirage, and nowhere can it be seen in greater beauty, and with clearer reflections. Guzman can be seen sometimes at least fifty miles to the northward, and the shadows of the trees in its clear waters are distinctly visi ble. No one need ever mistake a mirage fur reality, contrary to the romantists, it they observe the always present fact (hat the image is always -u>pended above the earth with a line of clear sky underneath. This is the case with all mirages, whether the lakes or mountains, which are caused by the reflection of the object, either against a strata of heated or ranfied air. This class necessarily implies the existence of the object nfleeted at some distance more or less remote. 1 here is another class invariably representing a sh> et ot clear, smooth water, which is a complete illusion, and which, indeed, could not exist were water present in the locality. _he writer has seen what appeared to he a small pool of water not m re than a yard across, and evidently within a few teet from where he stood. The dry grass, somewhat magoifi cd, resembled reeds or flags growing up through tbe water, and the deception was almost perfect. But there is always a cer tain tri mbling and unearthly glamour about these mirages which at once stamp them as such to the practiced eye, and no one need be deceived by them mors than once Animals are. said never to mistake them for the reality, no matter how thirsty they may be. Indeed, these latter seem to de pend more upon their sense of smell th n sight, and the pr irie traveler soon learns to value and depend upon this peculiarity. It is a well known proverO that a mule is the host watch-dog in an Indian country, and they often detect the piescnce ol Mr. Ked at a distance impossible to a dog, or perhaps any other domestic animal. In traveling through the mountainous parts of this country the careful observer sees many traces of former occupancy by a race which paid much attention to agri culture and to mining. Along the sides of valleys now dry, can be traced fur miles tbe remains of aquia, or ditches used to convey water to the fields. Stone founa tions of dwelling are near, and places of broken crockery are often found Neither Indian nor Mexican have any tradition of the people who constructed these works. Deserted shafts of great depth are not rare, on tbe edges of which stand trees of many years growth, in such position that those who sunk the shafts would not h ve left them stand if they bud valued their lives for aught. It is a mystery where the sources of water has gone which once must have existed in this strange country. The remtius of considerable towns are found many miles from any known supply of water, and the supposition is that the sour ces on which those people depended have actually dried up, owing to some unrecord ed climatic changes- the Pueblo Indians is a tradition that, previous to the coming of the Spaniards, these mines were worked \ but, becoming aiarmed at the rapacity of the conquerors, the priests gathered a select body ofdevoteis, and destroyed all traces ofjthe richest mines by filling them up with dirt, scattering to dis tant parts any debris that might remain, and finally slanting frees above the spot and murdering the last man not of their own order who had assisted in the work. These Indians hive been forced to retire by the wilder and stronger tribes, and the secret is perhaps dead, though it is cUued to he in the po session of the priests of the Pue bios, who in their turn claim to be lineally descended from the Are# hierarchy.— Correspondence St. Louis Republican. Mrs. Lonnelly, of Philadelphia, has left this vale of tears per kerosene express, owing to the fact that her fire would not burn alone. They found a piece of the can in an adjoining county and on it in large letters was “Non-Lxploeive.” That is the kind to buy. • . Josh Billings says. “The mewl is a larger bnrd than tbe gnse or terke ; it has two legs to walk with, and two more to kick with, and it wears its wings on tbe side of its Two twin brothers »re ssid to he so mu*h alike that they frequently borrow money of each.other without knowing it. I *'"■ ' ' ■■ . .... Ther- are ten dogs to one voter in Ilous- MJMBEK 28. Cave or Gigantic jjKM.ETo-8 in Canada.—A Toronto paper says. that while some parties were digging on the tanks of Grand River, and when about six feet below the surface, they discovered a strange sight. Piled in layers, one upon top of the other, were some two hundred skeletons of human beings nearly perfect —around the neck of each one being a string of beads. There were also deposited in this pit a number of axes and skimmers made of stone. In the jaws of several of the skeletons were large stone pipes. These skeletons are those of naan of gigantic stature, some of them measuring nine feet, very few of them less than seven feet. Some of the thigh booes wera found to be at least half a foot longer than those at present known, and one of the skulls examined completely covered the head of a i ordinary person. These skele tons are supposed to belong to those of a race of people anterior to the Indiana. Some three years ago the bone* o a mast odon were found embedded iu the earth about six miles from this spot. The pit and its ghastly occupants are now open to the view of any who may wish to make » visit there. There is not the slightest doubt that the remains of a lost city are on this farm. ■' t various times within the patt few year* the remains of mud houses with their ehim* neys have been found, and there are do*- eos of pita of a similar kind to that un earthed, though much smaller, in the place which has been discovered before, though the fact has not been made public hitherto. The remains of a blacksmith** shop, containing two tons of charcoal and various implements, was turned op a few mouths ago. The farm, which consists of 150 acres, has been cultivated for nearly * century, and was covered with a. thick growth of pine, so that it must have been ages ago since the remains were disposited there. The skulls of the skeletons are of ao enormous size and alt manner of shapes, about half us large again as ate now to be seen. The teeth in most of them ate still in an almost perfect state of preservation, though they still fall out when exposed to tho air. Matrimonial Speculations.—Soroo genius has been engaged in collecting statistics of marriage, and sums up the results of his labors as follows : During the past year about 35 percent, of the u a triages in this city were between the ages ot 21 and 25 ; of the females full 46 per cent, were between the ages of 20 and 25. It is also shown that a disparity of age has almost always been in favor of the males, which to our thinking is not unnatural, although it is mentioned as something remarkable. Thus 14 out of 25 widowers for their third union prefered single ladies; a widower for his fourth wife married a maiden of 30 years; and another for his fifth conjugal speculation, won the heart of a fair damsel of 23. Summer and Winter are alike beautiful in their seasons, but heaven never intended them to occupy the same broad couch of nature together When they do, tears, clouds and sunshine are the cheerless and conflicting fruits ot the embrace. We always find ourselves getting serious when we think of the perilous gulf ot years which so frequency separates the husband and the wife; and feelings of reverence will invariably get the better of us when we see an old curmudgeon of seventy, with wealth, wig, false teeth, and wornout car cass, laying siege to the necessity or vanity of a giddy simpleton, with the aim of em bittering her days by making her a wife without giving her a husband—for under the irrevocable laws of nature, society can not, with all the formalities of marriage, make him a husband to such a wife.—S. F Golden City. A School boy on Editors —The ed itor is one of the happiest animal in the ! world, especially if some of the subscribers don’t pay. He can go to the circus, after noon and evening, without paying a cent, that is. if he will do a great deal of print ing for a few tickets; he can also go to inquests and hangings, for he has Ire; tickets. He has tree tickets on all the railroads, and to all picnic- and strawber ry festivals, if he is troubled with the ;, big head,” and has more brass than hrains; gets wedding cakes sent to him ; and some times gets a licking, but not often for he can take things back in his next issue, which he generally does L never knew but one editor to get licked. His paper bursted that day, and he could not take anything hack. While others have to go to bed early, the editor can sit up late at night and see what is going on. When'l get to be a man I mean to be an editor, so that I can stay out late at night. The# that will be jelly. The editor don’t have to saw wood, or do any chopping except with bis scissors There are a great many people trying to be editors who can’t, and some of them have been in the profession fur years If lam asked if 1 had rather be a circus rider • r have an education, I shonM say let me be n editor. It is fuu to be swindled by a scape goat subscriber. A NEW tire ALARM —A blacksmith i»' Greenville owes his property to a big blank bug. 'I he man was asleep in bod by an open window, when the bug came along, and. dropping on his nose, made snob s commotion that the mao awoke. Looking out he saw the -b p in flames, where it hatr naught from the chimney By hard work b« put out tic &re tud laTQd Lit property.