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IDAHO CITY, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1864.
No. 3. Jdithï »rd, PCBUSHKD ««ST 8ATCRBVV MORNIN« BT I. It. BOWMAN & CO. It. C. Sf BKE T, Editor. TERMS DTAEÎÂBLY in ADVANCE. Rfte« oO Subscription s One year, Six MortV Three ! Single ce«t, $12 00 . *00. 4 00 50. of Advertising s Per 8fi tr ®> tm li ne « or less, first insertion, : : « " " " each subsequent in. u " " " " three months, : : * .** " " " one year, : : $5. 2 12 40 Agents for the Idaho "World. Tno». Boyck, northeast corner Montgomery and Wash ington street, up stairs, San Francisco, Cal. C. R. Street, Cal. Express office, Marysville, Cal. S. J. McCormick, Portland, Oregon. M. J. Auphin, Dalles city, Oregon. SÄ GUT, I Canyon city ' Oreson - A. II. Brown— Wells,Fargo & Co.'s agent, Auburn, Or egon. 1'owEii.A Coe, Umatilla, Oregon. A. A. Mix; Walla Walla. THE HARP THAT ONCE THROUGH TARA'S HALLS. The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now- hangs as mute on Tara's walls, As if that, soul were dead. — So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts, that once beat high for praise, Now feci that pulse no more ! No more to chiefs and ladies bright The harp of Tara swells ; Thechord alone, that breaks at night, Its tale of ruin tells. Thus freedom now so seldom wakes, The only throb she gives, Is when some heart indignant breaks, To show that she still lives ! MAJ. JACK DOWNING'S DETTERS ON THE WAR. GOVERNMENT BUN THE WRONG WAV. Ses I, 'Kernel, this government ain't out of order, as Seward and Chase kontend. They are only tryin to run it the wrong way —that's what makes all the trubbil. I once bad a tbrashin machine, and I sold it to old Jim Dumbutter, an atter be got it be said it wnrn't good for nothin—that it wouldn't run, Ac. So I went over to see it, and I vow ef be didn't have the maebiae all rong eend foremiat. 1 went to work at it, an after a lit tle wile, it went off like grease, jest as slick as a whistle. You see, old Dumbutter didn't onderstand the machine, an therefore he couldn't make it go. Now,'sez I, 'Kernel, our Constitushin is a Dimmycratic machine, an its got to be run as & Dimmycratic ma chine or it won't run at all ! Now, you see, Seward is tryin to run it on bis 'higher law ' principle, but it warn't made for that, and the consekence is, the thing is pretty nigh emashed up.' ' Wal,' ses Linkin, ' things do look kinder dark. I don't know whar we will come out, but I guess I'll issoo a proclama sbin for the ministers to pray for us. Per haps they will do some good.' Ses I, ' Ker nel, that reminds me of old Elder Doolittle, who cum along the road one day rite by whar. old Sol Hopkins, a very wicked old sinner, was hoein corn. The season was late, an the corn was mity slim. Sez the Elder: 'Mr. Hopkins, your corn is not very forward this year.' 4 No, its monstrous poor/ ses Hopkins, 4 an I guess I shan't have half a crop.' ' Wal/ " ses the Elder, ' Mr. Hopkins, you ought to pray to the Lord for good crops ; perhaps He will hear you.' ' Wal, perhaps he will, and perhaps He won't,' ses old Sol, ' but I'll be darned ef idon't beleave that this corn needs manure a tarnal sight more than it does prayie for.' Now/ ses I, ' Linken, I think think think this country is something like old Hopkinses corn. It needs statesmanship a good deal more than pc ay in for.' Linken didn't appear to like the observashin of mine S nuch, for be turned the subject, and he ain't txed me what it was best to do with the nig gers seuce. , SPORt ABOUT A COON* The Major says that Seward, after the State elections of 1862, claimed to be a Democrat, and he relates how he hit " the Premier" off as follows : Jest a little while after breakfast, who should cum in but Seward ? He ]$idn't hard ' ly spoken to me since Ï blowed him for alter »in the Kernel's Gonstitushinal Teliskope, but Jfeis mornin he was perlite an clever as he could be. Ses he, 4 Majer. the elecshin news is good, an oor party is successful.' Ses I, 4 Mr. Seward, I don't understand you., 'Why, Major/ ses he—an he put on one of the queerest smiles I ever seen ou a man's face— * don't you know I have turned Dimmycrat ?' Ses I, ' you don't say so.' 1 Yes/ ses he, ' Im a Dimmycrat no, an no mistak.' The Kernel looked as if thunder had strack him. 'Wal/ 8(gi I, * Mr. Seward, that reminds me of a story, as the Kernel would say.' ' Wal/ ses h«, ' Majer, what is it ? I always like to hear your stories. They are so pat.' ' Wal/ ses X' Jbby this will turn out a little patter an yon like ; but, howsoever, as I never \ ' af^oVid story for acquantance sake, I \\\ Once on aJime, it is said, an old ' Aut one night to get some fodder ofÿbcornfields, an did not return to tys [til near mornin. Wen he got nanja skunk had taken possession of "iis je went up, an ses bs, 4 Who's her* skunk replied, ' A coon.' 'Are ou t 4 Yes/ sail* the skunk, ' I'm a Wbl» said the 1 you don't look lide a coon, you don't act like a coon, and I'll be darned ef you shell like a coon." • Now/ says I, 'You may be a Dimmocrat, but you don't look like one, nor act like one nor smell like one, an I'll be darned ef I be lieve you are one.' TBE MAJOR ON EDUCATED FOOLS. The Major becomes quite personal to Sen ator Sumner, as the following extract from one of his letters shows : The next day after the message was sent in, Sumner eaid the Message warnt exactly ^raminatikal nr its. parts. I telled him I guessed ef he t0 work around short corners as\the kernel did, without gettin tripped up, he would ^°d it mity hard work to git everything jest according to grammar. I telled him that ' grammar warnt of any ac count while the rebellion lasted—that, like the Constitushin, tbe grammar was suspend ed, or locked up where habeas corpus couldn't get at it. In fact/ ses I, 'Mr. Sumnure, I think that eny man who talks about its bein nessary to obsarve the laws of grammer, or eny other laws, wen a nashun is in a deth struggle with traiturs, is a disloyal person, and ought to be sent to Fort Lafiett.' Wen I sed this, Snmnure turned all sorts of colors, and ses be, ' Wal, Major, mebby your right about grammar; but I think you ought to spell the President'sjiame rite in your letters. Its a disrespect to thé Cheef Majestrate not to do it.' 'Wal/ ses I, 4 Mj. Sumnure, I've got my own idees on spellin. Spellin is a good deal like spnrkin the gals—its jest as a feller takes a noshin. My idee is, ef I sped a word so as to git its sound rite, an I don't keer what you say, its the only rule of spellin that holds good in the long run. Now/ ses I 'Jet L-i-n-k-i-n dou't spell Linkin, what on earth does it spell?' That seemed to stump him. ' But/ says he, ' Major, there's some general rules that orter to be observed, rules that the sbools all use.' ' Wal/ ses 1, 4 1 don't know much about schools, an I gues3 tbe Kernel don't either. I went to school six weeks, an the Kernel ses he went six months School larnin is mity poor truck to put in a man's head onless he's got a good deal of brains there. There are more edicate^ fools in the world now thau there are of eny other kind, and there's a great many of them, Lord knows. And,' ses I, 'its those edicated fools that makes all the trubbil*' THE STORY OF THE QUAKER'S DOG. In the following story tbe Major cuts np his friend Lincoln rather Severely, but as tbe latter loves jokes, no matter who they hit, he does not get offended at it : * Wal/ ses I. ' Kernel, perhaps your are like the old Quaker's dog.' Ses he, 'How was that, Major?' ' Wal/ ses I, I'll tell you the story. Up in Maijje, not tar from Downing ville, there used to live au old Quaker named Hezekiah Peabody. He had a yaller dog that alius lounged aronnd tbe house. One day Sol. Hopkins, a rough old fellow, cum along, au ses he, ' I want a dog to hunt foxes. Do you think your dog is good for foxes ?' 'Now/ ses the Quakar, ' neighbor Solomon, I never tried the dog qn foxes, for the huatin of eny animals is not my business ; but if thee wishes a dog for foxes accordin to the Scrip ters, this dog must be a good dog for foxes.' ' Wal, will you warrant him a good dog for foxes?' 'I cannot do that, neighbor Solo mon, for I never tried him on foxes ; but ac cordin to the Scripters, thee can be sure the dog is good for foxes.' So old Sol, thinkln that Scripter proof must be good, give tbe Quaker five dollars for tbe dog. He took the dog home, and tbe next day he saw a fox runnin across one of his lots. So he called the dog and showed him the fox, but be wouldn't stir an inch after nim. This made old Sol terribul mad, an tbe next day he took the dog back to -the Quaker, and ses he, in this rough way : ' Mr. Peabody, this dog isn't worth a dam !' ' Tut, tut, neighbor Solomon, thee shouldn't speak profanely with thy lips.' 'That may be/ says old Sol, ' but didn't you tell me that this dog was good for foxes V ' No, neighbor Solomon, I think not. I said accordin to Scripters he must be good for foxes.' ' Wal/ ses old Sol, ' how do you make that out?' 'Wal, neighbor, the Scripters say that there is nothin made in vain, an as I had tried that dog on everything else except for fox huntin, I thought that, must be what he was good fori' 'Now/ ses I, 'Kernel, I hope it won't turn out that you are like tha old Quaker's dog, made in vain, or, as old Sol Hopkins expressed it, not worth a dam 1 but/ ses I, ' ef you don't restore this Union before your term expires, the people will tbink you are a good deal worse than tbe Quaker's dog, for if he warn't good for enything he didn't do eny particular harm.' The Kernel didn't seem to like this story much, for, ses he, 'Majer, I think you are gettin kinder personal.' Ses I. ' ao, Kernel ; I don't mean to be, but you know stories sometimes will fit closer than you think for when you begin to tell 'em.' ABOUT SAM ODUM. One of tbe best bits tbe Major makes is when the Lincoln asks him his opinion on the success of tbe war. He says: After they had *11 got thru, Liniin turned to me, an ses he, 4 Major, what do you think about this matter V I kuocked the ashes oat of my pipe, an ses I, 4 Wal, I don't like to give an opinion on the jump, for I hain't had time yet to see how the land lays here ; bat/ says 1, 4 as near as I can understand it, all these men here are tryin to catch the South first, and then wbat to do with her after wards is another question. Now, the South seems to be,* good deal like old Sam Odam, up in Maine, when he thought the devil was after him. One night he got to dreamin, and „amped oat of bed in his shirt, and ran like all possessed down tbe street. About half a dozen neighbors ebased him until be run np a tree, out of which they couldn't get him anyhow. He kept a screamin, 4 the devil is after me/ an would fite like a tiger of any one tried to get at him. Finally, old Deacon Peabody cam along, and ses be, ' Sam thinks yon fellers are the devils that are goiu to ruin him; you jist go away an let him alone, au Sam will be bum an in bed before mornin.' They tack his advice, and sure enough, so it was. An now my rale rit* down solemn opinion is, ef this ere Abt shin Cabynet were to stop tryin to catcl the South, 9he would be back hum in the Union bed afore mornin.' 4®"Advertisements, to insure insertion, must be hand ed in as early as Thursday, and the number of insertions desired should be noted on the margin. I. O. O. F. Pioneer Lodge, No. 1, U. D., holds its regular meetings at the Masonic Hall, on < Monday evening of each week, at _ . 7 o'clock, p. m. Brothers in good standing are cordially invited to attend. It. JACKSON, N. G. J. Webster, Secretary. Idaho Lodge, No. 35, P. & A. M., hold their regular meetings on Saturday night preceding the full moon of each month/ at Masonic Hall, corner of Wall and Montgom ry streets. Called meetings every Saturday' evening at 7 o'clock. S. S. RICE, 18tf Secretary, ;/V\ JAMES G* HASSARD, DEALER in Books, Pamphlets, etc. Agent and Carrier for the Boise "News," PLACER VILLE. C; X. FREEMAN. R. B. WALLACE. C. E. FREEMAN &CO., (£[)cmists anil Druggists. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Building, WASHINGTON STREET, CENTERVILLE. I. T. [v2-n2tf] FRANK MILLER. CHAS. C. DUDLET. Miller, & Dudley , ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW. Office—South-west corner Wall aud Montgomery streets, next door to Froats & Co.'s Packer's depot, Idaho citv, I. T. 47tf A. RAPHAEL, Commission Merchant, and dealer in Foreign Wines, Cognacs, Ac., Ac. OFFICE on Main street, opposite Dr. Harris's Drugstore. 4®-Stx>rage in a fireproof cellar."*^* [46m3] W. R. Keithly, ^ttonup at Cam. j tar OFFICE—Montgomery street near Wall, Idaho City, Boise CiMin*-" ** 30tf J. B. Rosborough, ATTOR N E Y-A T-L A W. ^^FF^E— On Wall street, opposite Clerk's office, Idaho city. E. F. GRAY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Idaho city. Wall street, Above Main, vlnltf - Ê _ CHARLES B. WAITR. JOSEPH MILLER. toaite 5 miller, .A-ttornevs-at-Iliaw* O FFICE on Montgomery street, 2d door north dî Hildreth's drugstore. 41 tf Dr. Raymond, Physician and Surgeon. ^•^FFICE opposite W., F. & Co.'s, Idaho City. Geo I. Gilbert, Notary Public, Geo C. Hough, Dist. attorney. Gilbert^ H ouorh, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, [Wall st., above. Main,] (n30-tf) CHAS. WALKER, Justice of the Peace. tor Office on W&ll street, above Main. 4-tf D. Wm. 13 out Hitt, SUtornep at £aru, Idaho City, Idaho Territory Particular attention paid to collecting Debts, 27 m3 A. ROSSI. A.H. ROUIE. ASSAIT ©IFMÏOîl, Main Strret, below the Jenny Lind Theater, at the end of the Railroad. G OLD AND SILVER, and Ores of every de scription, assayed and returns made in four hours. We guarantee our assays and will pay any difference which may arise between them and the United States Mint. [36tf] ROSSI & ROBIE. A Storage. PPLY at the Miners' Brewery and Bakery [n9-tf] MARKS, KNAUER &C0 % INTERNATIONAL PLACER VILLE, E XCELLENT accommodations for families or single gentlemen. The table is always supplied with the best in market. Rooms neat, clean and commodious. BURTHEY & BRUNN. Piacerville, Oct. 8th, 1863. 3m3 March to the Music ! YE HAWK-EYES , SUCKERS, PUKES, WOLVERINES, AND THB PUBLIC GENERALLY, A RE INVITED to call at the Auction and Com mission Store, where you will find the best assortment of Fancy and Staple Groceries, Wines, Liquors, Provisions and Miners' Tools, on the MOST REASONABLE TERMS. for the DuBt, which is much needed by the sub scriber, at the Hawk-Eye Store, No. 313 Wall Street. H. C. ANDERSON. Bannock City, Nov. 3d. 1863. n6-2m Rockfellow's Half Way House, (at the Rockfellow Quartz Lode) EQUI-DISTANT FROM WALLA WALLA AND BOISE. T HIS HOUSE will be open for the accommoda tion of the traveling public on and after No vember 1st. Everything for the COMFORT OF MAN AND BEAST will be found on the premises. A good road is opened by way of this place, without addition to the distance. n9tf W. H. ROCKFELLOW. Proprietor Miner's Brewery —and— T HE proprietors of the Pioneer Brewery of the Basin being thankful for the libérai patronage received, assuie their friends that they will con tinue to make in their establishment, the bes" of Lager Beer, Bread, Pies and Cakes. KNAUER & CO. Bannock City, September 29th, 1863. ltf, DR. A. J. HOGG, Office, nearly opposite Forrest Theatre, Main at. IDA HD CITY, I. T. vlnl GEORGE AINSLIE. Attorney and Counselor at Law, —and— Solicitor in Chancery. Centerville, Boise County, 1. T. 28m3 DRIDE'S Livery Stable & Corral, Montgomery Street, Between Commercial and Wallula streets, • IDAHO CITY. BOGGY, SADDLE AND GADDIAGE HORSES. N EW AND FASHIONABLE BUGGIES AND Carriages always ready, day or night, at a minute's uotice. Horses received on board per day or month at reduced rates. DRYDEN McCLINTOCK, 49 ' SAM STEWART. . NEW LIISTE OF COACHES THROUGH FROM PLACERVILLE to UMATILLA IN FOUR DA.YS! I SH & Haley's Coaches leave the Empire Hotel, Piacerville, every other day, for Umatilla. ISH & HALEY, Proprietors. Piacerville, June 18th, 1864. 38tf Notice to Shareholders OF THE ADA ELMORE O. & 8. M. CO. NO. 1. "YrOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Stockholders of the Ada Elmore Gold and Silver Miniag Company No. l.will be held in Idaho City, Boise County, I. T.,on Wednesday, the 23d day of November, A D. 1864, at 2 o'clock p. h. of said day, at the office of Shafer & Nugent. The certificates of stock are ready to be issued, and a full attendance of the stockholders is ear nestly desired by the Board of Trusteed. Part of Article 8d of the By-Laws reads—" each share of stock shall be entitled to one vote, and each vote may be cast by proxy at all meetings of the stock holders ; the proxy shall be in writing, and filed with tkv Secretary." By order of the Board of Tnistees. GREEN WHITE, President. Attest .* Jonas W. Brown, Secretary. Oct. 20,1864. v2n5w4 0. 0. HIGBY. F. B. BRITTEN. HlGBT & BrITTENo PLACERVILLE, - - - - I T., W HOLESAE AND RETAIL GROCERS AND PROVISIONS, Dealers in LIQUORS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, PICKS, HANDLES, SHOVELS, MINERS' OUTFITS, &c., &c. [39tf.] at HUMBOLDT EXPRESS CO. ____Through to.... San Francisco in Seven Days ! ! OÜR REGULAR WEEKLY POM EXPRESS L EAVES Idaho City every MONDAY NOON, for Star City, N. T., connec ting there with W. F. Co. for all parts of Califor nia. Letters sent by/his route, will reach San Francisco the following Monday. We also ruu a Tri-'W'eelrly Express To BOISE CITY & OWYHEE leaving Idaho City every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 o'clock a. m. Letters and other mat ters entrusted to our care, will be forwarded with safety and dispatch. Latest dates oi California, Nevada and Oregon papers, constantly on hand. Office, Main street, opposite Wells, Fargo & Co. Idaho city, Aug. 5, 1864. n46:tf a STAGE HOUSE n. BOISE CITY, I. T. ___ Phipps & Y ates , PropK." T HE undersigned would respectfully inform their friends, ajid the public in general that they have rented the above named Hotel, and are prepared to fur nish their patrons with accommodations equal to any in the city. The Table will be supplied with the best that can be obtained in the market, and lodgers will be fur nished with Nice Clean EedS. Idahocity and Owyhee stages arrive and depart from this House. JOHN' C. PHIPPS, ^ v2n4tf WM. A. YATES. NEWBOUSE ! SCHEME —DEALERS IN— Fancy and Staple Dry-Goods, Men ail'd Boys* Clothing;, BOOTS AND SHOES, Hats and Caps, CROCKERYAND HARDWARE, all of which will be sold CHEAP FOR CASH. t f 52 m 3 ] BAKERY. Formenly UPefl's. FEE rTÎ) E ISTG-, (Successor to Mr. Pefferlee,) H AS OPENED the above Bakery, and is pre pared to furnish his customers with bread, pies, crackers, cakes, fancy cake trimmings, etc., etc. Families, parties and pic-nics, furnished on short notice. 47m3 HIGBY & CO. CORNER MAIN and WALL STS., OPPOSITE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Mining Tools, Hardware, Clothing, Wines, Liquors, Boots and Shoes, , Amunition, Hats, Gloves, Stationery, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. N. B. The entire stock has been selected with g;eat care, in San Francisco, by an experienced man, expressly for this market. Bannock City, September 29th, 1863. ltf UMATILLA FERRY .and. Umatilla City, ----opposite. Oregon. B EST GRASS and WATER in all the Upper Country. Animals put across the Columbia river and returned with dispatch. A large boat is running that carries forty animals safely at a trip. Umatilla, April 1st, 1864. 3otf FOSTER & CLIFFORD. 8. LEMON, WÄÄA.W If, Corner of Washington & Second streets, Dalles, Oregon, D EALER in Drugs, Patent Medicines, Trusses, Acids, fOils, Brushes, Hops, Glue, Corks, Perfumery, Soaps and Toilet articles. Ordere from Druggists, Physicians and Traders in the. Mines filled at the lowest price. 35tf Orleans Hotél. Front street, TJmatilla, Oregon. T HIS Hotel is now open for tne reception of gentlemen, and will be conducted in all its departments as a First Class Hotel. MAY & FAILING. Umatilla Sept. 1st, 1863.—Im3 J. H. HECKMAN. Main Street, Idaho City, W ATCHMAKER and Jeweler, Dealer in Jew elry and Watches. Solid Gold Jewelry made to order. Particular attention paid to Repairing Fine Watches îéÈT* All work warranted for twelve montbs."Sft Idaho City, August, 1864- fiOtf AT S35 PER THOUSAND. O UR mill being in successful operation, we take this method to inform our patrons and the public generally that we shall continue to sell lumber at our yard in town ane at Bear Run Mill, at the rate of thirty-five dollars per thousand feet. ROBIE & BUSH. jKTOFFICE , upper end of Main Street. Idaho City, October,2©th. 1864.