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? ? _? LLl_ ,_===== = " VOL. I. GOLD IIILL, N. T., MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1863, NO. 1.. THE DAILY NEWS, Is Published every Afternoon, (except Sun days,) by LYNCH & MTJNDA.LL. PHlUr LYNCH. J. H. MVND.VLL. OFFICE: ? Brick Building on Main street, lately occupied bv Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Hold Hill. o Terms ? Cue Year, by Mail or Express ?16 Six months 10 Three months 6 THIS P.VILY NEWS Is delivered in Gold Hill, Virginia, Silver City, and Dayton, at FIFTY CENTS A WEEK. AGENTS: L. P. FISHER, San Francisco MR. LARKABEE, News Agent, Do. EDWARDS it CO., Sacramento W. II D MORRIL.L, Bnilnna Agent MY TALE, And What Came of it. I commenced to write a talc. It was to be a thrilling tale ? an awful tale ? a blood- and- thunder tale ? or worse, a to-be-continued tale. It was called "The Copper Excavator" ? a talc of Mexico, San Francisco, or some other " eo." I hail ail my characters created. My heroine was a lovely being ? an angel, minus v Lngs. But she woidd wear her hair a foot down her back, in a half-bushed net. And -he had a photograpic album. My hero was a noble youth, of much _ muscle and a sinewy frame ; born of poor * but honest parents. He was " neat " with a sword. 'Slood ! 'sdeath! and 'smur der ! ho**' he woidd cut and slash ! Often, before breakfast, in a hand-to-hand com bat. he had slain fourteen men and an old woman, with both hands tied behind his back ! And he could talk Dutch, too. Then there was the '? Copper Excava tor," our heroine's male progenitor, who had the earth burrowed up for miles around, searching for copper; and who, when informed that his daughter held a warm place under her bodice for our hero, said he " couldn't see it." And he could play old sledge hunky ! My tide also contained a band of rob bers, the chief of whom could not be surpassed as a pilferer ? with a few excep tions. Filching-fingered Floyd is one of the " few exceptions." Then I had a villian in disguise, who was rich, lived in a magnificent castle, and loved Ososweet, our heroine. And he could swear and drink lager. I also had other characters of lesser note ? an old haggard hag, and a step mother, and dukes, and servants, and poor and rich uncles, and ? And things ! The scent' was located in Spxxvihnlwy tovsklt ? a charming village in Mexico, San Fran.-isco, or some other "co," as aforesaid. And everything was "serene." I had wasted two nights and two pints of kerosene on the tale ; and in that time the Copper Excavator had discovered sev eral copper mines ; my heroine had been carried off by the rich old villian ; our hero had been overwhelmed and taken captive by the robbers, but not before he had "wiped out" a baker's dozen .of the villians. After taking him prisoner, they,* carried him to a ''lift* which overlooked abyss five hundred feet deep, then cruelly tied his hands and feet, and, without giv ing him time to say his prayer*, pushed him over the cliff. He went down, down ? his head striking the jutting rocks every few feet. And here the third chapter ended ? a sufficient portion for one week. And now, Mr. Editor, comes the strangest part of all. In getting the chapters ready for the second week, everything progressed favor ably, until I came to a scene where my hero was to make his appearance, when, wonderful to relate, he was not to be found ! In falling over the precipice he had ac cidentally killed himself! " That's what ailed him !" Fact ! X ow, here was an unlooked for inter ruption. A tale without a hero ! As well a jug and no brandy ! But if I had thought my hero couldn't be pitched over a precipice without dam aging himself I would have prevented the robbers from perpetrating the murderous ? act. Or any other man ! But I wanted my vale to be exciting. And, moreover, don't other great authors have their heroes thrown into abysses thousands of feet deep, and into eaves still deeper, and afterward bring them on the stage in their proper places r A few. I was on the point of abandoning my story in despair, when I was informed by ? a raorai auu highly intelligent contraband that my defunct hero had a twin brother, -and that they so closely resembled each ?other you couldn't tell " t'other from which." It is related, that when both were small, if one committed an act of .disobedience deserving punishment, and If the mother would leave the room to ^procure the "old shoe" to spank him, when sic returned she couldn't distinguish ?the off:-ader, and would wallop both to igct the light one ! But pardon the digression. I at once accepted the twin brother as my dead hero's substitute. Again my tale progressed. O 90s wee t, my heroine, was still locked up in the -cuss's c,.stle; the Copper Excavator was doing l.ig things in view of the piles of money he anticipated his mines would yield him ; and my hero had again fallen into the clutches of the robbers, who sup posed he had baffled their first efforts to put him out of the way, as I had expected lie would. rhis time, to make the thmg more sere, they conducted him to their cave, sad lowered him into a deep, dark, dismal, dreary, dreadful, dirty pit, located therein, and left him there to die of starvation, as | ?others had done before him. But he did not tear his hair in wild despair. Not | touch, lie s?t down, counted hi* money, and took a chew of tobacco. In his pocket he earned a pick ? a toothpick. With this he dug holes in the soft sand stone, which composed the sides of the pit. These holes served as steps for his hnnds and feet, and in two days he had worked himself half-way out of his prison. It was fatiguing work, and he was faint and hungry. But it was life or death to him, and he persevered. In another day he had almost reached the top ; hut his hands were blistered, his boots worn out, and his toe-nails broken off, except those on his great toes ; and on these depended his life. If these were to break, his hopes, himself, and my tale would be dashed to the earth. Another day had almost worn its weary length away, and he was making his last steps, when his remaining toe-nails broke off, and he came down, which was the end of my hero and my talc. He had no more twin brothers ! Now, does anybody suppose that if he J had been somebody else's hero his toe nails would have worn off? Not a worn, lie would have effected his escape, killed some forty-five out of the thirty robbers, and eventually married OsoMvcct, who would have turned out to be another woman's daughter ; and our hero's father, who had "gone to rest" some years before his son was born, would have sud denly made his appearance, to bless the happy couple. And ? and so forth. Old Abe*? Last Joke. A friend has related to us the following excellent joke, and vouches for its truth fulness: A Colonel was dismissed from the service by order of the President upon charges of disloyalty. The Colonel, feel ing that he had been grossly misrepresent ed by malicious enemies, secured papers from a number of our Generals and other influential men refuting the charges and requesting his reinstatement, and repaired to Washington to submit his case to the President. After the usual ceremony, an interview was granted, and the President received his papers, requesting him to call again in the course of a few hours, during which time he would give his attention to the case. The Colonel called at the ap pointed time, and was cordially received by the President and informed that his papers kid been carefully examined, that [ the evidence they contained were satisfac tory, and injustice had evidently been done in dismissing him. The Colonel was thereupon reinstated. The President then put the following interrogatories to the Colonel : "Now, Colonel, I have acted upon your case, and I know you to be one of my most bitter political opponents. I desire to ask you if you arc convinced in your own mind that I am honest, and desire to do justice to all parties regardless of their political proclivities, and whether you be lieve that I have acted impartially through out my administration The Colonel replied : " I am prone to acknowledge that you have done me jus tice, that you are honest, and have always done what you deemed right and just in all such cases." " Well, Colonel," replied the President, " You are evidently satisfied of my loyalty and integrity, and you have, perhaps, been wronged. I now propose to pro mote you to a Brigadier-General, provi ding you will allow me to fully test your loyalty beyond what papers you have produced. If you sue a loyal man and a ?Syr Democrat you can surely have ho ?objection." 4 ' The Colonel, as a matter of course, felt highly elated at this unexpected favor, and earnestly stated that he was prepared to submit to any requirements calculated to test his loyalty, and expressed his de light in complying with the demand, since his Excellency had shown such confidence in him, as to honor him with such an en viable position. " Well, Colonel," replied old Abe, as a merry twinkle danced in his eye, " I pro mote you to the command of a negro brigade, and I hope that you will prove yourself as loyal as you are represented, and do honor to the high trust to which you are assigned." The Democracy of the Colonel was vio lently jarred at this announcement, and, straightening himself to his full length, he replied : ."Mr. President, I thank you for the temporary pleasure you have conferred upon me in building up an air castle of such extraordinary dimensions, and thus sweeping it down with one stroke. While I admire the joke, I most respectfully beg leave to decline serving in any such d ? n capacity." Beauregard's Greek Fire? Grand National Pyrotechnics. The excitement of the terrified Beaure gard over the National Pyrotechny of that greatest of all Military Engineers, Gen eral Gillmore, betrays the imbecility of his mind. lie ought to have known, not only that the composition of the Greek iire is utterly unknown, but that the moderns can make projectiles to which the Greek tire was mere moonshine. The fight at Charleston is between two Engi neers. Beauregard is an empty pretender, but the Confederates have put him forward as their first Engineer. The Federal Gov ernment can proudly point to Gillmorc as the ablest Military Engineer tint the country has ever seen, and he entirely bewilders the impoverished resources of poor Toutant Beauregard. When the little Gascon saw fire-shells thrown fiv miles he screamingly utters his horror about Greek fire, and we shall not be sure j^ised to hear that Beauregard thinks that Mount Ida is on Morris island and that Jove is hurling thunderbolts from the summit of the mountain at the Trojans in Charleston. Alas for the paltry petarded Beauregard. There are a number of pup pies in this city belonging to rebels which have been disgraced with the name of Beauregard, and we think it likely their name will be changed. The Charleston rebels have scarcely tasted Gillmore's power yet. He has been playing merely an overture to the grand operatic performance that is yet to come. But Beauregard in his agony pro nounces the' warfare contrary to all civil ized usage. "When his army were ex huming the dead heroes ol the Union army at Hull ltiia and converting tlicir bones into bracelets, rings, and drinking cups, the miserable rebel chief rejoiced in those saturnalia, lie had nothing to say then about civilized Avar, Gillmore has as far surpassed lieauregard at Charleston as the Yenitians did the Genoscse, in 1380, at (Jhioggia, when the Venitians hurled artillery projectiles against Lawrence de Medicis. All Italy protested against this Venitian pyrotechny as "a contravention of fair warfare. Macchievelli, in liis Italian history, gives us accounts of battles hotly contested for hours between armies en cased in mail, or warriors regularly iron c ul. We follow the lively historian in 1 - thrilling account of military evolutions an. surging charges, and at the end of the tight we learn that not a man was wounded, and the only deaths were among the bad horsemen who were driven into swamps and suii'oeated with their "martial robes around them." It is not, therefore, surprising that Italy protested against gun-powder operations that went through iron-dads and wounded men. llut the world has got over its scruples about gunpowder, anil .Beauregard's vexed soul must succumb. Gill more is his master and he might as well acknowledge it gracefully as to do it in a pet. We mentioned yesterday that modern appliances go far beyond the Greek tire. There were various articles, undoubtedly, j in the seventh century that went under the name of Greek lire. They were all known to Callinicus, of llenopolis, the Greek architect, to whom we referred yesterday. Some of these were highly combustible, and, when oil tire, were ex tinguished with difficulty. These were wrapped in flax, placed on arrows or jav elins, and thrown into the fortifications and other works of the enemy. Of course the range was limited, but the Arabs, in their siege of Constantinople in (iUS, tied in dismay from these new missiles of de struction. But there were also explosive mixtures under the name of Greek lire, which were used for liuiling stones from metallic tubes. Callinicus had undoubt edly learned something of the properties of saltpetre, and this was probably his chief ingredient in his explosive com pounds. Their range was very limited, but they drove the Arabs from Constant i nople. The great articles of modern chemistry for terrible effects wcro utterly unknown until within a very recent time, and there is probably no engineer in the world as perfectly conversant with all these articles and the fullness of their powers as Gen eral Uillmore. The shells which he is using at Charleston neeesurily require the combination of three forces, one of speedy ignition, another that rapidly imparts ig niting power, and another of an explosive character. There are various means for making these combinations. Flax may be thoroughly saturated with tar and naptha. Thi undergoes speedy ignition and is hard to extinguish. The igniting power is readily found in amorphous phosphorus, chlorate of potash, and gum shellac. This preparation is used by Sir William Armstrong, of England, for igni ting his time-shells. The explosive ma terial is coarsely granulated gunpowder ; and the ltodman powder is undoubtedly used by Uillmore in the shells that have to travel live miles to reach Charleston. The coarseness of the power is graduated according to the space to be traversed, and Gen. Gillmore can time the bursting of his lire-shell with great precision. A shell of this kind Ls terrible in its ravages and very certain in its operations. S\*c have heard suggestions that fulminating mercury, or something of that kind, is used, but tins is a mistake. It will shiver a shell into line pieces, but it would not ignite the burning material. The Apostle Paul very properly takes the ground that a government that is a terror to evil-doers and a praise to those who do well is of divine authority, and is, on earth, the representative of God. All rebeldom, then, in its most remote recesses, in its most secret retreats, may as well at onee come to the conclusion that the lire which is now raining retribu tive justice upon it is not such a paltry thing as Greek lire, but a lire of divine typointment that will do its work as effect ually as that lire which Elijah invoked from heaven upon the false prophets of Molock and Baal, when the wicked falsi ties and perversions of Ahab and Jezebel had led the people of Israel astray from the Union that Jehovah had prescribed for the tribes, at Mt. Sinai. Divine vengeance fell heavily upon these wicked leaders. All the house of Ahab was de stroyed, and Jezebel was pitched from the window of her palace, and in fuliilment of the prediction of Elijah, the Tishhite, " in the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flsh of Jezebel," for when the soldiers of Jehu went to bury her, nothing was found of her but her skull and her feet and the palms of her^ hands. Some gloomy memories of this exhibition of Divine vengeance may have caused the rebel press recently to advocate the entire extermination of dogs from the "Confed eracy." The leaders niay well tremble in their shoes. Their doom is approaching. [Louisville Journal. The Smiths.? John Smith? plain John Smith ? is not very high sounding ; it does not suggest aristocracy ; it is not the name of any hero in die-away novels, and yet is good, strong and honest. Transferred to other languages it seems to climb the ladder of respectability. Thus, in Latin, it is Jo hannus Smithus ; the Italian smoothes it off into Giovanni Smith ; the Spaniards render ?it Juan Smithus ; the Dutchman adopts it as Hans Schmidt ; the French flatten it out into Jean Smeets ; and the Russian sneezes and barks Jouiofi Smittowski. When John Smith gets into the tea trade at Canton, he becomes Jahon Schimmit; if he clambers about Mount Hecla, the Icelanders say he is Jahne Smithson; if he trades among the Tuscarores, he becomes Ton Qua Smitta ; in Poland he is known as Ivan Schmittiweiski ; should he wander among the Welsh moun tains, they talk of Jihon Schmidd ; when he goes to Mexico he ia booked as Jontla F'Smitti ; if of classic turn he lingers among Greek ruins, he turns to Ion Smikton ; and in Turkey he is utterly disguised as Yeo Seef. ? The late anti-enrolment and anti-nig ger mob in New York attacked a number of Chinese, being assured by their leaders that a Chinaman is only a modified nigger. LJ^RAJNKEL & CO.. L. B. FRANKEL & CO., Wholesale and Betail DEALERS IN GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, HARDWARE, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, LIQUORS, CROCKERY, BEDDING, COAL AND MACHINE OIL, &C. CLOSING OUT THE BALANCE OP FURNITURE ON HAND, Below Cost! Stono Store, Main street, GOLD HILL, W. T. Octobcr 12, lSG3-tf E. A. GAMBLE, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, & Oils., Next Door to the Bunk Exchange," GOLD HILL, A. T. LARGE assortment of FRENCH AND ENGLISH p Always on hand. (TTTarticular attention paid to preparing Physicians' prescriptions. 012 DRY GOODS ! DRY GOODS! S ROSENER & CO., Late with Godcliaux Broi., 8AC11AMENT0, HAVE now opened a splendid and well selected stoek of French, English, & Domestic GOODS, "Which we now offer to the people of Nevada Territory at the Lowest Possible Priori! Our stock is composed of every branch of FANCY AND DOMESTIC GOODS Such ns Plain and Rep Fancy Silks, " Black Silks, Fancy Silks, Merinos, Delaines, Opera and French Flan nels, Plain Flannels, Blankets, Alpacas, Bombazines, * Beraiges, Percal Calicos, English Calicos and Muslins. SHAWLS AND CLOAKS, Embroideries, Laces, AVool and Cotton Hosiery of all kinds. AVe have also a complete assortment, and the best quality of HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, As well as a good assortment of GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. We kindly request a call from the ladies, asking but a fair trial, and we will not fail to please in attention as well as trade. Having been connected, for the last twelve years with the Dry-Goods department, we certainly hope to be able to please all who may favor us with a call. S. ROSENER <fc CO., 03 C Street, South of Taylor, Opposite Wells, Fargo & Co.'s new building, VIRGINIA, N. T. 8. R08EJfEK, I H. BO8KOSR, Late with Godchaux I Late at City of Lyons, ' Sacramento. | San Francisco. Oct. 12, 1863-lm DR. WAKE BRYARLY, S U R G K O ? , * AND CONSULTING THYSICIAN, Officc ? B street, next to Collins House, VIRGINIA. [ol2 PIONEER MUSIC STOEE. 0:0 DALE & ?0., No. 05 South C Street, Virginia, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN worn? & mm ? Instruments , PIAIfOS AND MELODEO.VS. Sheet, Card and Book Music, Italian Violin and Guitar Strings, Guaranteed the best that ore imported. TOYS! TOYS! Children's Presents and Fancy Goods, in great variety. "Work Baskets, Bird Cages, Billiard Balls, Cue Tips, Chalk, Wax, ctc.ctc. zsrona wooa* Of all Shades and Colors. Embroidery Patterns, Chenilles, Silks, Crotchet Cottons, etc. PIANOS TO RENT, By the Day, Week, Month or Y ear. [O* Music received by every steamer; and dealers supplied at San Francisco prices. (fTPianos, Flutinas, and Accordcons turn ed and repaired. DALE & CO., No. 60 South C street, Virginia. Oct. 12th, 1863. SACRAMENTO BOOT & SHOE STOKE, NEW STORE ^rESH goODS! T, STEUDEMAN & CO,, No. 65 South C Street, VIRGINIA, N. T. HAy R opened a fine and selected stock LADIES', MISSES' A CHILDREN'S' BOOTS, SHOES, GAITERS, tind SLIPPERS, From the celebrated manufacturers of J. Miles & Son and A. SeibcrUch, Philadel'a which will be sold at gau Francisco Prices. In store, a large supply of L. & C. BENKERT'S GENTS' QUILTED, DOUBLE SOLE, SQUARE-EDGE, Dress and Pump Boots. A great variety of first quality Calf and Kip Mail Bottom Mining Boots. Also, a complete assortment of Gent*', Boys', Youths' &. Children's Pegged and Sewed Boots, Gaiter* Oxford Ties, and Brogans. (^Constantly on hand a fine lot of Gents' Drab and Black Soft French BEAVER HATS. Also, Boys' #nd Children's HATS and CAPS, of every description and quality. U'Sole Agents in Virginia for the cele brated New England SEWING MA CHINES. Price $15. Improved Motion Pacific, price, $25. (UPBoots and Shoes'taade and repaired. T STEVD^HAH & CO , 65 South C street, Virginia, N. T. Oct. 12, 1863. Storage and Commission ? * ? ? ?* -.VV' TAYLOR # CO-, Storage and Commission Warehouse, Corner C and Taylbf Sts. Virginia, it. t ' Oct 12, 1863. A. J, 1AWRIE. E. PR0TOI8, LAWRD5 A FROTOfS, "ARCpiH OF RKcdflPS, Office? Southeast corner of Taylor and B sta. over the Postoffice...... Virginia, N. T. ABSTRACTS of Mining C&maand Rati Estate correctly made an&runuajtea with di*< A. PROTOlSi Wotatr fuVUo. N. B.? A correct Map of Virginia, bs surveyed by the County Surveyor, ttrhe xwn in our office. . Ol?v ?. -v , 'j- 1 y. -V grtty, fflott & C?. " JOHN GILLIG Virginia D.KELLY, } E.9 MOTT, Jr. ) San Francisco & Sac'to. Kelly, Mott & Co., Importers and Wholesale DEALERS IN Hardware, Brass Goods, Iron, Steel, Copper, Belting, Gas Pipe, Stoves, Tinware, etc. ITEW BRICK BUILDING, 33 and 35 S. C street, cor. Tay lor, Virginia, N. T. WE nre now receiving our Fall and "Winter Stock of . Stoves, Tinware, Iron, Nails, Brass Goods, Gas Pipe, Belting, "Wire Screen, Etc. . All of which we offer at the low est rates. KELLY, MOTT & CO. FOR QUARTZ MILLS, yyE OFFER FOR SALE? 400,000 lbs. Bar, Band and Sheet Iron; 50,000 lbs. Boiler Iron; 30,000 lbs Track Iron; 15,000 lbs Cast Steel; 5,000 lbs Spring and Toe Cork Stcej; 5,00 bundles Shoe Shape; 6,000 les Sheet Copper; 30,000 lbs Lead Pipe, assorted sices; 18,000 feet Rubber Belting, all sizes; 3,000 feet Leather Belting, all sites; 50,000 feet gas pipe, from 1-2 inch to 4 Inch 4,000 feet Brass and Iron Wire Screen; 400 Wheelbarrows; 1,200 kegs Nails; 35,003 Carriage & Machine Bolts, all tizes ; 500 dozen brass Bibs; 100 dozen Globe Valves; 5,000 Elbows, Tees, etc; 300 dozen Shovels ; ? 100 dozen Picks. Heavy Oak Pails; Steam Guages; Steam Whistles; Wrenchet; Pick Handles; Sledge Handles, etc. KELLY, MOTT & CO., Importers of Hardware, &c, 33 and 35 South C street, Virginia. Stoves, Stoves, Stoves! WE have the largest and best Aock of STOVES in this Territory, wiack we offer at the lowest rates. We luve Large Mammoth Stoves; Extension-Lock Stoves, large, weil fttrniah'd. Do. do, medium and small. 1,000 Cooking Stoves, Buck's Pat, all size*; Premium & State Cooking 3toves, all sizes; 600 Parlor and office Stoves, various pate rug; Large Salooa Stoves, with drums; Sheet Iron Stoves; Ordinary, or Russia Iron Pipe. KELLY, MOTT & CO., . Importers of Stoves, Hardware, &c., Corner C and Taylor streets, Virginia. We now have <rar large Manufacturing Department compSted, and are prepared ta execute all orders with despatch, in the manner and at low rates. . 0*Especial attention paid to JOBBING at Quartz Mills and elsewnere. KELLY, MOTT & CO., Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Hard ware, &c., New Brick Block, comer C and Taylor streets, Virginia. TO BLACKSMITHS. yyK have on hand and for sale ? Blacksmiths' Bellow*; Blacksmiths' An rite; Blacksmiths' Sledges; Bhicksinftha' Hammers; ' Blacksmiths' Vices; Shoe Shape; .< Ail kinds ami sixes of Bar and Sheet ' 6^r" LOW Qx. iefined Borax; Carriage Bolts. ? Together with a general aaaoftaeat af Blacksmiths' Tool*. TO BUXL ?? ? ? . * j' . *re?w*?t?ntl Frfatifr^ tb lowest vi v * KtUC.Y- MC tmdSoC #tteet,