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THE SHASTA COURIER. PUBLISHED ir»T SATCRDAT HOBKIBO, ST W L. CARTER. Ptblicati-on office, —Armory Hall Building, Fi»-st Floor. Terms of Subscription* For One Tear, if paid in advance.... $5 00. • • •• if not paid in advance 8 00. Fer Six Months, in advance 3 00. •• •• if not paid in advance 4 00, These terms will be invariably adhered to, with out reference to persons or circumstances. Terms of Advertising: Per One Square, of 10 lines or less, one insertion. Four Dollars; for each subsequent insertion. Two Dollars. A liberal discount made to Monthly and \early Advertisers. aafr* Advertisements not mailed with the num ber of insertions thereon, will bs 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 in advance. ALSO, Having furnished our office with an elegant as eortment of FANCY JOB TYPES, ve are pre pared to execute, neatly and expeditiously, all manner of Job Printing, such as Bills of Fare, Bill Heads, Circulars, Handbills, Pamphlets, Programmes, Ball Tickets, Cards, Posters, Books, Law Blaaks, Catalogues, Drafts, Checks, ii. FLEMING’S SAW MILL, Brandy Creek. m JOHN FLEMING, . . Proprietor. This mill is in successful opera ti«a on Brandy Creek, about tiro miles from Whiskytowa, and G. C SCHRODER will keep an 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 reira orders and attend to the sate of Lumber at \f hisky town. Prices reasonable. «. r. jo ns sox. P. A. UKAICN. JOJNSON & HEARN, (Successors to Comstock A Martin, and Rantzau •A Shaw.) FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. RED BLUFF, CAL MARK YOUR GOODS Care of *l* & H*, BCD BI.UFF. By close attention to bu.-iness, we hope to merit -a continuation of the patronage heretofore extend •ed to the old firms. Red Bluft, May Ist. 1872. OYSTERS. OYSTERS. At the Hotel de France, Main St., Shasta* CG. LEROY TAKES PLEASURE IN An nouncing to the public and his irien g that be will make a Speciality of Eastern Transplanted Oysters. The finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar. Shasta, December 15lb. WILLIAM MAGEE, U. S. Deputy Surveyor, Also, havine been appointed MINERAL SUR VEYOH for Shasta County, by .1. R. Hardenkergb TJ. S. Surveyor General for California, fc now pre pared to execute all Government Surreys, and Surveys of Mineral Lands, for parties who wish to apply for Patents. Office at Shasta. April Blb, 1871. E. * C. A. GARTER, AITORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW, SHASTA CALIFORNIA. WILL practice in all the Courts of this Judi cial District, and also in the Supreme Court. All business entrusted to t em will receive careful and pr rapt attention. Office -In Charter Oak Building, first floor. GEORGE R. KNOX, Notary Public for Shasta county* Bonds. Deeds, Ac., promptly madeou' and ac knowledged, an i all o.her business pertaining to the office transacted. [*» JAMES E. PELHAM, M. D,, Physician, Surgeon and Accouche OFFICE—Main itmt, next door to Lewio A Co. JOHN S. FOLLANSBEE, Attorney ft Counselor at Law, SHASTA, CALIFORNIA. J W BRACKETT. Attorney a I ounselor at Law. SHASTA.- CALIFORNIA. M. 8. BABCOCK, Attorney and Counselor at Law. OFFICB—OB* door above J. Isaacs* Btors. % Sljastii CCffuncr. SAMUEL RICHARDS, L. S BLACKSMITH ...AND... WAGON MAKER, SHasta. am now prepared to execute all work in my line, In the very best manner, and at VERY LOW PRICES. Wagons, Carriages and Buggies MADE TO ORDER, And u 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 ol Main stree*, opposite Well’s Fargo A Co.’s Express Office. Sha ta, July Jll3 THESHASTA AND WEAVERVILLE AT. S. MAIL ...AND... Express Line! GRANT I. TAGGART. Proprietor. MSls: SPRING & SUMMbR ARRANGEMENT. The Stages of the above Line, carrying the U. S. Mail, and Wells, Fargo A Co.’s and Union Pa cifir Expresses, will, until further notice, leave Sha- ta 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 Shasta—At the,Empire Hotel, JOHN CRADDOCK. Agent. Office in Weaverville—At the New York Hotel, JAMES MORRIS, Agent. Shasta, June If. 1869. jel9. BEE HIVE SALOON & READING ROOMS, OPPOSITE THE COURT HOUSE, Main Street, Shasta. Tuts OLD ESTABLISHED HOUSE KEEPS constantly on h.in l a choice selection of Brandy. Whisky. Rum, Gin, Sherry Wine, Port Wine. Claret Wine, and a select ion of the dlfterent brands ol Cham paign, tengiish Ale Ac Porter In Boltlrs or Draught, Wintli ringham's Crab Apple Cider, and Ramsay’s Islay Whisky. HP hysiclans can rely on having their orders promptly attend ed to and with such Liquors as are calculated lor Medical purposes. * Charles McDonald. Shasta, Jan. 14, IS7O. tf. EMPIRE HOTEL! MAIN STREET, SHASTA, JOHN V. SCOTT, Proprietor. The proprietor of this favorite Hole! takes pleasure in announcing to hia friends and the public generally that he ha? re fitted and re-furnished the e?tabli?hment through out, and is now prepared to entertain guest? in a style equal to any other house in Northern Cal ifornia. The PARLOR and ROOMS are large and commodious, and the BEDS : nd 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 gunsts, and no pains spared to render them comfortable. At the R %R none hot the best brands of Wine, Liquor and Cigars will be dispensed to customers. The Oregon A Cal. Stages arrive at and leave this Hotel daily. CORRAL & STABLE. Attatched to this establishment is a good COR RAL and STABLE where Teamsters and others can a 1 ways find an abundant supply of HAY and BARLEY at reasonable prices. JOHN V. SCOTT. Shasta. Jane 19th, 1569. je!9 TIN JHOP. The undersigned, having located at the town of MillviLe, Shasta county, and opened a shop for the manufacture and sale of all kinds of Tinware and such other articles a* are usually to be foand in such establishments, respect fully requests the support and liberal patronage of the people of the surrounding country* and begs leave |o assure all, that bis prices will be most reasonable. Repairing done OS Short notice. Store. ud 6tor. Pip* uppli*d ob dunud. Old p e»Ur, Pram, Copper »*d Sraubaeki taken is trade. Hicheet pric* paid for Wool. BENJAMIN SNOW. MUMIK Jaa* 1, MU. SHASTA, CAL.. SATURDAY, JUNE I. 1872. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. LOCAL ADVERTISERS. D. WEIL* BROTHER, Dealer* in Dry Good* A Clothing, Main Street JOSEPH ISAACS. Dealer in Dry Goodj A Clothing, Main Street. C. C. BUSH a CO, Dealer in Groceries A Provisions, Main Street. DANIEL LYNCH, Dealer in Groceries A Provisions. Main Street. SCA M MON A TIFFIN. Wagon making A Black smithing. Main Street. SAMUEL ISAACKS, Blacksmithing Main street* SAMUEL 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. Jv 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. Livery Stable and Coral, Main Street. 0. A C. STAGE CO., Jno. Craddock, Agent. Office Empire Hotel. GRANT I TAGGART, Shasta and Weaverville Express Line, Office Empire Hotel. JOHN FLEMING. Proprietor of the Brandy Creek Saw Mill. CHARLES McDONALD. Saloon and Reading Room, opposite the Court House. Main Street. JOHNSON A HEARN, Commission Mer chant, Red Bluff. Q. 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 for PhtEnix and Home Insurance Companies, Office Main street, Shasta 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. G. R. KNOX, .saloon. Litsch's old stand E. V- ‘LUNTINE, Hardware Store and Tin Shop, Main .Street. D. P. BYcTLE, Un derlaker and Wagon maker, Main Street. E. A C. A. GARTER, Attorneys, Charter Oak building. WM. MAGEE. Deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor. M S. BARC CK. Attorney. J. N. CHAPPELL, Furniture Store, Main Street. C. G. LEROY, Saloon and Oyster stand, Main Street. JOHN CRADDOCK, Livery Stable, Chandler's old stand. J W. BRACKETT Attnr ey. B. SNOW, Tin Shop Millville. OFFICTA DIRECTORY. DISTRICT COURT. A. M. Rosboroucii. Judge. Terms —Second Monday in March June and November. COUNTY CuURT. W. E. Hopping, Judge. Terms —First Monday in January. May and September PROBATE COURT. W. E. Hopping, Judge. Term? —First Monday in February, April, June, August, October and December. BOARD OF SUPERVISOR S. E, Anderson. J. N. Logan. G. C. Schroter. TERMS--First Monday in February, May August November. COUNTY OFFICERS. Sheriff S. Hull Clerk and Recorder W. H. Bickford District Attorney Clay W* Taylor Assessor D. C. Oshurn Treasure- Samuel Cooper Supt. Public Schools W. L. Carter Administrator and Coroner... John Schuler Surveyor 1 Q. N. Adkins Agents. L. P. PISH HR. 20 Si 21 New Mer chant’s Exchange, is our only authorized Agent in San Francisco. GEO. P. ROWELL A Co., Park Row. N. Y. are authorized 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. EIOHTEEN things in which young people re der themselves impolite: I. Loud laughing. 2. Heading when others are talking, S. Cutting finger nails in company. 4- Leaving meeting before it is closed. 5. Whispering in company. 6 Gazing at strangers. 7- leaving a stranger without u seat. 8. A want of reverence for superiors. 9 Reading aloud in com pany without being nsked. 10. receiv ing a present without some manifestation of gratitude. 11. Making yourself the topic of conversation. 12. Laughing at the mistakes of others. 13. Joking others in company. 14. Correcting older persons than yourself, especially parents. 15. to commence talking bef re others are through. 16. Answering questions when put to others 71. Commencing to eat as *oon as you get to the table. And—lß In not listening to what one is saving, in company—unless you desire to show open contempt lor the speaker. A well bred person will not make an ot serration whilst another of the company is addressing him self to it. How they do things in Harford’—A pretty woman goes into a dental office with her husband to get a tooth extracted, and take* g»s. After the tooth is out, and she is coming out of the effects of the gas, she throws both arms around the dentist’s neck sod exclaims: “Oh, yon dear young man; if I wasn’t married. I'd’ marry yon. Husband enjoys tbs tableau—and so doee the dentist. A TERRIBLE SCENE AT SEA. Capt. W. A. Hutchinson communicates to the Vallejo Re> order the following thrilling account of his experience in a pampero off the mouth ot the Rio de la Flata : We sailed from Rio Janeiro in the month of June, 1851, with a cargo of coffee for the port of Valparaiso, via Fort Famine. Straits of V agellan, hut experiencing heavy weather off Cape Saint Julien, and lasing foremast we had to put into the port o*’ Moutev ideo for repairs. After the usual delays we proceeded to sea again the last of July. Expecting rough weather off the RiodelaPLta that tin eof the year, I had nr. de all the preparations within my power to meet it. For the first uve day? out the weather continued moderate, but on the night of the fifth day co nmenced one of the most terrific stonns that I have ever witnessed. For terrible grandeur I do not think it could be equalled. At sunset it was perfectly calm, with a heavy sea roiling in from the southeast and heavy banks ot black clouds, lighted up by the last rays of the sun, giving to the surround ing stilliness a feeling of indescribable danger that could be felt but not seen. Dreading the worst we had taken in all light sails, the topsails close reefed, jibs furled, courses and spanker hauled up. so that we lay in a clam with three close reefed topsails and four topmast staysails set, not knowing how the coming storm would strike us. All hands were on deck waiting for the attack. Eight o’clock sounded, when away off to the east a ter rible rushing sound was heard, and we knew the pampero would soon be upon us. We braced the yards to receive it, bur uoue too soon, tor we saw the water, with the appearance uf a sea of fire, rushing down upon os. 1 scarce had time to say, ‘look out, men!’ when it struck us with a force that tore the fore topmast-staysail out of the bolt ropes and the inizzen-topsail went to p.eces. 1 bunder and lightning now burst forth, and the whole cene became one of the mosi awful and awe-inspiring grandeur. It was of no use g ving an older for it could not he heard by any one. Nothing was visible but the surrounding water lash ed into foam and sending forth flashes uf phosphorescent light, wbilu the sky was lighted by one continued sheet uf hghtc iug. Now came a crash. The lightning had struck our topmast, and everything forward came down by the run, splintered and tiro, and our noble ship quaked from truck to keelson by the shock. Axes were brought into use to cut away the wreck and get it clear from the ship's side. Still the storm increased and the wind hauled toward the northeast, causing the sea l) boil and break fearfully, aud board ing over both sides of the ship. Instantly the boats twere torn fiom the davits, the the bulwarks tom away like so much paper, spare spars aud everything on deck gone. The main-topsail still held firm, and to some extent kept the ship steady, but it seemed uu impossibility fur her to live through it. ’Hie ctew had all collected alt, and secured themselves as best they could. It must have beeu about midnigl t wheu a flame shot up from the ocean away on our weather quarter, aud then diappear ed for a few seconds when it again shut forth and we could discern a burning ship, as she rose on the waves The flames grew brighter and brighter and brighter until the ship became one mass of fire. As the burning pieces became delached they were carried by the force of the storm, bu.ning as they went, for miles. Our feelings may be 'raagiued but nut to the full exteut. Rut a few miles away, in the hieht of a terrible stiiim, a number uf pour weary souls were (drugging for life, with out the faintest ray ot hope. The frail planks i hut had been between them and eicrui'y were now under their leet with the mighty ocean ready to close over their earthly bodies forever. And there we were, a mere wreck on the waves, expect ing to be called away into the same grave as those on the burning ship, yet the fas cinatiun that held us spell bound took awav the feeling of death, which at that moment would have hud no string. We watched the wrecked ship, us mast tell a charred aud burning mass into the surging water, until finally the whole thing disup. geared, and we were a.one. What had been but a few hours belute a noble ship, handled by a noble crew, had now gone out of existence, and not oue living human being remained to tell its fate. 1 have witnessed before and since many blood-chill iug spectacles, but never one that inspired the mind with so much talked uf storms, is r place of rest iu comparison to the latitude of the Rio de la Data in the sea son pamperos. Often when bearing people speaking of scenery grand and sublime, my mind wanders back to that burning ship and its ill fated crew. Examiner's Opinion.—T he San Fran cisco Examiner says; “We are utterly opposed to the indorsement of the Cincin nati nominees by the Baltimore Convention, and equally opposed to the adoption of the ‘passive policy.’ Our opinion is that in the event ot Greeley aud Grant being the only candidates, the latter will receive more Democratic votes, or they will nut be cast at all, than the former will Radical.” r' - L Smith and Jones were at tba menagerie, and the conversation inroad on Dai win’s theorv. “Look si that monkey,’' said Smith, “think of its being an undeveloped human being 1” “Human}” said Jones, contemptuously, “it’s no more human then I am.” CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. Some time ago, being in company with a medical man, whom 1 will call Dr. Bv we fell into conversation on the uses of the microscope, in the management of which he was an adept. “Now,” he sard, “I will tell you a story of what happened to myself; one which I think well illustrates the importance of this instrument to society, though I was put in a very unpleasant position owing to ray acouaintance with it. ‘I have, as you know, given a great deal of atiention to comparitive anatomy, especi ally to the structure of the hair as it appears under the microscope. To the unassisted eyes, indeed, all hair appears very much alii e, (xcept as it is long or short, dark or fair, straight or curly, coarse or fine. Un der the microscope, however, the case is very different; the white man man’s is round, the negro’s oval, the mouse’s ap parently jointed, the bat’s jagged, and so on. Indeed, every animal has hair of a peculiar character; and, what is more, this chara;- ter varies according to the part from which if is taken—an important circumstance, which will appear from my story which is a follows: “I once received a letter by post, con taining a few hairs, with a request that 1 would examine them, and adding that they would be called for in a few days. Accord ingly, I submitted the hi irs to the micros cope, when 1 dii-covered that they were from the human eyebrow, and had been bruised. 1 made a no'e to that effect, and folded it within an envelope, icudy for the person who sent them. In a few d ays a stranger called and inquired whether 1 had made the the investigation. “Oh, yes,’ I said ; ‘there they are, and you will find them and their description in this envelope,’ handing it to him at the same time. “He expressed himself as being much obliged, and offered me a fee, which, how ever, I declined, tell : ng him I could not think of taking anything for so small a matter. “It turned out, however, of more conse quence than I had imagined, foi within a week I was served with a snhoocna to attend as a witness in a trial of muider This was very disagreeable, as 1 have said ; but there was help for it now. The case was thus; A man bad been killed by a blow, from some blunt, instrument, on the eyebiow, and the hairs sent to me for ex amination had been taken from a hammer in the possession of" the suspected murderer I was put in the witness box, and my testi mony, “that the hairs were from the human eyebrow and had been bruised,” was just the link in the chain of evidence was which sufficed to convict the prisoner The jury, however, were not easily satisfied that my statement was worth anything; and it required the solemn assurance of the Judge that such a conclusion was within the reach of science to convince them that they might act upon it. “One juryman in particular—an old farmer—was very had to satisfy. “Does tl ee n can to say,’ said he, ‘that thre can fell the hair ot any animal?’ “I answered that I would not take upon myself to assert positive that 1 could do so, although I believed I could. ‘Well,’ said he, ‘l’ll prove thee.’ “The prisoner, as I said, was convicted, and I went home. In a busy life of an extensive practice I forgot all abou* my obstinate old farmer. About two years afterward, howwer, a person, an utter stranger to me called on me with a few hairs screwed up in a piece of paper, which he asked me to examine and report on “Is this another murder case;’ 1 inquir ed ; ‘for if so, I will have nothing to do with it. I have had enough of that sort of work.’ “No—no,’ said he, ‘it is nothing of the kind. It is only a matter of curiosity, which I would be very much obliged il you would solve; and if you will do it, 1 will call rr solid for the result of your examination in a few days time.’ “Having received this assurance, 1 un dertook the investigation “V\ hen he was gone, and I had leisure. I put the hair under a microscope, and soon disjov«red that they were taken from the back of a Norway rat. ‘Two or fhiee days afterward, as I was sitting in my room, ao old farmer-looking man was ushered in. “Well,’ said he, ‘has thee looked as them hairs ?’ “Yes,’ I answered, ‘and I find that they are from the back of a Norway rat.’ “Well 1’ he exclaimed, ‘so they are. Thou hast forgotten me, but I have not forgotten thee. Dost thou recollect the trial of murder at L—assizes? 1 said I would prove thee, and so 1 have, for them hairs come from the back of a rat’s skin my son sent me from Norway.’ “So the old gentleman was quite satis fied with the proof to which he had put me, and I, as you may suppose, was well pleased that my skill and sagaciiy had stood such a queer proof as this, and more convinced than ever of the value of the raise roscope.” Here the doctor ended his story, which I have given, as nearly as possible, in bis own words, and upon which I behove a thorough dependence may be p'aced. The entertainment given to Oen. Sher man and Lieut. Grant by the Sultan was the flrat of its kind ever given within the walls of the palace of the Sultan of Turkey. NUMBER 10. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS——AMUSING EPISODE. Two young men, telegraph operators, board at one of our leading third-class hotels, and being of a somewhat hilarious disposition, find great amusement in carry ing on conversation with each other at the table by ticking on their plates with knife, fork or spoon. For the information of those not acquainted with telegraphy, it may be well to state that a combination of ■ounds or ticks constitute the telegraphic alphabet, and persons familiar with these rounds can converse thereby as intelligibly as with spoken words The young lightning-strikers, as already stated, were in the habit of indulging io table talk by this means, whenever they desired to say anything private to each other. For instance.—No. 1 would take up his knife and tick off some such remark as this to No. 2: “Why is this butter like the offense of Hamlet’s uncle?’’ No. 2.—“ J give it up.” No. I.—“ Because it’s rank and smells to Heaven." Of course the joke is not appreciated by the landlord, who sits bv, because he doesn't understand telegraphic ticks, and probably he wouldn’t appreciate it much if he did ; but the jokers enjoy it immense ly and laugh immoderately, while the other guests wonder what can be the occasion for their merriment, and naturally con clude the operators must be idiots. A few days ago, while these fun loving youths were seated at breabfast, a stout built young man entered the dining room with a handsome girl on hit arm, whose blushing countenance showed her to be a bride. The couple had. in fact, been mar rio 1 but a day or two previous, and had coma to an Francisco, from their home in Mud Springs, or some other rural village, for the purpose of spending their honey moon. The telegraphic tickers comm o ced as the husband and wife bad seated thmselves. No. 1 opened the discourse as follows “What a lovely little pigeon this is along side of me—ain't she?” No. 2.—Perfectly charming—looks aa if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. Just married, [guess; don’t you think so?” No. I.—‘JYes, I should judge she was. What luscious lips sle’s got! If that country bumpkin beside her was out of the road, I'd give her a bug and, kiss now just for luck.” No. 2 —“Suppose you try it now, any how. Give her a little nudge under the table with your knee.” There is no telling to what extent the impudent rascals might have gone but for an amazing and entirely unforseen event. The bridegroom's face had flushed and a dark scowl was on his brew during the pro gress of this conversation ; but the opera tors were to much occupied with each other to pay any attention to him. The reader may form some idea of the young men’s consternation when the partner of the lady picked up his knife and licked off the following terse but vigorous message : “This lady is nty wife, and as soon as she gets through with her breakfast, I propose to wring loth your necks —you insolent whelps.” HE IS SORRY. Judge Stanley Mathews of Cincinnati, who was temporary Chairman of the Liberal Republican Convention, has backslided, and has written the following letter to a personal friend : t incinnati. May 6. 1872. My Dear Sir: Nothing connected with the recent disgraceful Convention at this place has given me so much pain as your note calling my attention to a state ment taken from a speech of mine pointed with the interpretation you evidently put upon it. Allow me, in the first place, to say that I was put forward as temporary Chairman of that Convention without an hour's notice, and that, consequently, what I said was totally unpetnedStated ; and in the next place, that the extract you make and which if, I had intended to be taken in its literal sense, wonld be justly a mat ter of regret that it had been uttered, does not represent the truth of my sentiments. On the contrary, 1 have no reason to be lieve and never have believed that person ally the present Administration were guilty of corrupt conduct or motives, and I ought to have expressed myself so as to have avoided any such charge. What I was striving to say had reference to the general corruption of our public political life, pervading it in every depart ment, whereby persotal and parly ends seamed to be substituted for the public good, and the latest and best illustration of which, I am free to say, is now to be found in the action of the very Convention in the presence of which this declaration was made. I am greatly chagrined at the whole matter, my own participation in it inn nded. and have concluded, perhaps not sufficiently soon, that as a politician and President-maker lam not a success. I greatly regret that I have given canaes of offense* to you and many other persona] friends, whose integrity I may have seemed to have questioned, bat which, I can assure you, was the farthest from my thoughts. I hope you will bo able to regard it as though it bed never been said. Very respectfully, your friend. SIANLBY MATHEWS.