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THE TELEGRAPH. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORN INO, IN GRASS VALLEY. BY-OLIVER & MOORE. J. Wing Oliver, j. K. Moore. Main Street, opposite the head of Church Street. TERMS: For one year, in advance, $7,00 For six months,... 4,00 For three months, S,OO Single copies, 25cts. Advertisements at reasonable rates. “Jnsinrn Jarirs. V, COIVJV & MONTGOMERY, LAW,' CONVEYANCERS, &c. &c. Mill Street, Grass Valley. 27 tf W. LOCTZENHEISER, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST Sc APOTHECARY, Cue door West of Masonic Hall, Main Valley Grass Valley, September 22, 1853. 1 tf WM. H. LAMB, \vat.chmaker and jeweler, .*■ Mill Street, Grass Valley. March 1, 1854. ' 24 tf T. J. BROWN & BROTHER, DEALERS IjY GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, WINES, LIQUORS, &c. &c. Opposite the Bridge, Boston Ravine. #3“ Goods delivered free of charge. Grass Valley, Feb. 15,1854. 22 tf T. J. BURGESS, Justice of the Peace and Attorney at Law, BROOKLYN, (LITTLE YORK TOWNSHIP.) Feb. 16,1854. * 22 tf HEYWOOD & BROTHER, Grocers & Provision Dealers, Boston Ravine. Also, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Miners’ Tools, &c. Goods delivered free of charge. 19 tf GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE. CONSTANTLY on hand a supply suited to the de mands of customers JOSEPH WILDE Boston Ravine, Feb. 9, 1854. 21 tf M. BEAN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Office Up Stairs, at the Golden Gate, Grass A’allev. Jan. 19. 1654. 18-tf C. ALLEN, M. D. DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY, ffif- Main street, below Mill. “Ifft Grass Valley, Sept. 22, 1853. tf F. CH4LLINOR, M. D., PH YSICIAN,SURGEON & ACCOUCHEUR, Basement Story of the Masonic Hall, Grass Valley. Grass Valley, September 22, 1853. tf DR. SHERIDAN, M. D. ROYAL COLLEGE, DUBLIN, AND ACCOUCHEUR, Has removed to his house—near the Gold Hill Mill. Medicinal advice to the poor gratis. November 17—n9—tf N. H. DAVIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, San Francisco. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Oct. 20, 1853—n5—2m. J. M. FOUSE, JUS TICE’ S COURT, Mill st., Grass Valley, Sept. 29, 1853. tf CR. EDWARDS & CO., Grocery and • Bakery, Main street, opposite Dornin’s Daguerreotype Rooms, Grass Valley. nov24-tf u. McLaughlin. Wil -LESALE & RETAIL MANUFACTURER OF TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE ; Healer in Stoves, miner’s Tools, & Ilardwa generally. Dfg-East of "Masonic Hall,” Main Street, Grass Valley. Grass Valley, September 29, 1853—tf. n 2 Book-store and Stationery Br FRANCIS CALLER. Located one door west of Masonic Hall, Main Street Crass Valiev. November 3d, —n7—tf Law blanks printed and for sale at the “Grass Valley Telegraph Office,” at reasonable prices. 0. w- ssassa&jpia |ob Iriittimt Main St-, Grass Valley. lliiing recently received a large and well selected assotment of m We are now prepared to execute ALL KINDS OF PRINTING In a Superior Manner. Miners, or Companies of Copartnership, wishing f nliMn jf Ifnrk can be accommodated at short notice. We shall keep constantly on hand of Exchange, law Blanks, Bill Heads, Deeds, Notes, Checks. Also at short notice we are prepared to strike off CIRCULARS, HAND-BILLS LABELS, POSTERS, done a l' kinds ot Job ' vnrk will be quickly none, neatly done, and well done, and on the MOST reasonable terms. GRASS VALLEY TELEGRAPH. ■ • <*} ‘My Experience In Babies, Sir V Disrespectfully dedicated to the renowned Bachelor, who wrote an Essay of several pages on an hour’s experience with a bahy. BY MAEY NEAL. ’Twas night, and all day lung I’d strove To soothe my little suffering dove. Oh, whose beside a mother’s love Could rightly nurse a baby ? I laid me down to steal some rest, Its head was pillowed on my breast; In dreams, my husband’s love still blessed Me and my darling baby. But soon its piteous meanings broke My rest, and from my dreams I woke To feel its pulse’s feverish stroke, My little suffering baby ! “And oh. how hot its little head ! Rise quick and get a light, dear Fred 1 Something unusual, I’m afraid, Is ailing our poor baby.” Slowly he rose, with sullen grace, The light gleamed on bis cloudy face — “I never knew ’twas a (man’s !) place Before, to tend a baby 1” My pulses throbbed ; a terror crept Throughout my heart ; and while I wept, This noble man lay down and slept, And left me with my baby. Oh, you, light-hearted, beauteous maid, Whose greatest care’s to curl and braid, Far from life’s lessons you have strayed, If you ne’er think of babies. Then learn from me, a matron staid, For this alone was woman made, After her sovereign lord’s obeyed, To nurse and tend the babies. And man, thou noblest work of God 1 Thou, who canst never see the load Thy wife sustains through life’s rough road, With thee and with her babies. Go kneel upon thy mother’s grave And think that every life she gave Made her Death’s victim or Life’s slave ; Then love your wife—and babies 1 And you, you musty bachelor, Who could not watch a little flower, And keep it tearless one short hour— Poor victimized “wee” baby ! Go hide your gray, diminished head Within your mother’s feather bed, And ne’er through life may it be said You have a wife or baby ! Uncle Jolly. BY FANNY FERN. “Well, I declare! here it is New Year’s morning again, and cold as Greenland, too,” said Uncle Jolly, as he poked his cotton night cap out of bed—'‘frost an inch thick on the windows, water all frozen in the pitcher, and lan old bachelor. Heigh ho! nobody to give any presents too — no little feet to coiuo pat ting up to my bed to wish me “A happy New Year.” Miserable piece of business ! Won der whatever become of that sister of mine who ran away with that poor artist.—Wish she’d turn up somewhere with two or three children for me to love and pet. Heigh-ho! It’s a miserable piece of business to be an old bachelor.” And Uncle Jolly broke the ice ; n the basin with his frost-nipped fingers, and buttoned his dressing gown tightly to his chin ; then he went down stairs, swallowed a cup of coffee, an egg. and a slice of toast. Then he button ed his surtout snugly over them, and went out the front door into the street. Such a crowd as there was buying New Year’s presents. The toy shops were filled with grandpas and grandmas, aunts and un cles, and cousins. As to the shop keepers, what with telling prices, answering forty questions in a minute, and doing up parcels, they were as crazy as a bachelor tending a crying baby. Uncle Jolly slipped along over the icy pave ment. and finally halted in front of Tom No nesuch’s toy-shop. You should have seen his show-windows! Beautiful English dolls, five dollars a piece, dressed like Queen Victoria’s babies, and with such plump little shoulders and arras that one longed to pinch ’em ; and tea setts, cunning enough for a fairy to keep house with. Then, there were dancing Jacks, and Jumping Jenneys, and Toys, and Uncle Tom's, as black as the chimney back, with wool made of a raveled black stocking. Then, there were little work boxes with gold thim bles and bodkins and scissors in crimson vel vet cases, snakes that squirmed so naturally as to make you hop on the table to get out of the way, and little innocent looking boxes containing a little spry mouse, that jumped into your face the moment you raised the lid, and music boxes to place under your pillows w 7 hen you have drunk too strong a cup of green tea, and vinigarettes that you could hold to your nose to keep you from fainting when you saw a dandy. Oh! tell you that Mr. Nonesuch understood keeping a toy shop —there were plenty of carriages always in front of it, plenty of taper fingers pulling over his wares, and plenty of husbands and fathers who returned thanks that New Year’s didn’t come every day. “Don’t stay here, dear Susy, if it makes you cry,” said the elder of two girls ; “I tho’t you said it would make you happy to come out and look at the New Year's pres ents, though Ave couldn’t have any.” “I did think so,” said Susy: but it makes me think of last New Year’s wdien you and I lay cuddled together in our little bed, and papa came creeping up in his slippers, think ing we were asleep, and laid our presents on the table, and then kissed us both and said, “God bless the little darlings!” “Oh, Katy —all the little girls in the shop have their papas with them. I want my papa,” and lit tle Susy laid her head on Katy’s shoulder and sobbed as if her heart were breaking. “Don’t, dear Susy,” said Katy, wiping away her own tears with her little pina-fore ; “don’t cry, mamma will see how red your eyes are—poor, sick, tired mamma—don’t cry, Susy.” “Oh, Katy, I can’t help it. See that tall man wfth the black •whiskers, (don’t he look like papa?) kissing that little girl. Oh, Ka ty,” and Susy’s tears flowed afresh. Uncle Jolly couldn’t stand it any longer ; he rushed into the toy shop, bought an arm GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1854. ful of playthings, belter skelter, and ran after the two little girls. “Here, Susy! here Katy!” said he, “here are some New Years presents from Uncle Jol ly.” “Who is Uncle Jolly ?” “Well, he’s uncle to all the poor little chil dren who have no kind papa.” “Now, where do you live, little pigeons? got far to go ? Toes all out your shoes here in January? Don’t like it—my toes ain’t out my shoes; come in here, and let’s see if we can find anything to cover them. There now, (fitting them both to a pair) that’s some, thing like; it will puzzle Jack Frost to find your toes now. Cotton clothes on ? I don’t wear cotton clothes. Which do you like best, red, green or blue ? plaids or stripes, hey ? “Mother won’t like it ?” “Don’t talk to me ; mothers don’t generally scratch"people’s eyes out for being kind to their little ones. Uncle Jolly is going home with you. How do I know whether you have got any dinner or not ? I’ve got a dinner—you shall have a dinner too. Pity if I can’t have my own way —New Year’s day, too.” “That’s your home ? phew! I don’t know about trusting my old bones upon these rick ety stairs—old bones are hard to mend : did you know that ?” Little Susey opened the door, and Uncle Jolly walked in—their mamma turned her head, then with one wild cry of joy she threw her arms about his neck, while Susy and Ka ty stood in the door-way, uncertain whether to laugh or cry. “Come here, come here,” said Uncle Jolly, “I didn’t know I was so near the truth this morning, when I called myself your Uncle Jolly: I didn’t know what made my heart leap so when I saw you there in the street. Come here, I say : don’t you never shed ano ther tear; you see I don’t,” and Jolly tried to smile, as he drew his coat sleeyes across his eyes. Wasn’t that a merry New Year’s night to Uncle Jolly’s little parlor ? Wasn't the fire warm and bright? Were not the teacakes nicer? Didn’t Uncle Jolly make them eat till they had tightened their apron strings ? Were their toes ever out of their shoes again ? Did they wear cotton shawls in January ? Did cruel landlords ever again make their mamma tremble and cry ? In the midst of all the plenty, did they for get “papa?” No, no ! Whenever Susy met in the street a tall, princely man with large black whiskers, she’d look at Katy and nod her little curly head sorrowfully as much as to say, “Oh, Katy, I never-never can forget my own dear papa.” What the Europeans think of America. • Below we give publication to a letter writ ten by one of England’s ablest statesmen and politician, Lieutenant Trelawney, as an evidence of the feelings entertained towards the Americans by the English. Read it:— To the Editor of the London Daily News: Sir :— Our danger is, lest the existing Go vernment lose the friendship of America. The war of opinion will involve that country inevitably. Let no paltry bickerings occasion a tremendous blunder at the outset of the struggle. The cabinet must choose its line-popular or dynastic. No man can “serve two masters;” you cannot “serve God and Mammon.” Let the Court beware of adopting a wrong policy.—The days are gone when skilful match-making would save kingcraft plotting in any anti-national sense.—The Spanish mar riages but little preceded the fall of monar chy in France. A net of meshes encom passing Europe may find the fish too strong for it, and these last may “burst their bonds asunder.” Lord Palmerston has been right through out. He seized the opportunity of endorsing the French President, fixing his keen eye to the future, and with a prescience shared but a few 7 . The cry was and is, where is the con stitution of France? The constitution of France ? The man is the constitution—a liv ing protest and effectual impediment to sche ming re-action, and Orleanist or Fusionist in trigue. But Lord Palmerston failed to aid Hunga ry ! Napoleon seized Rome! Can men have been so blind ? How could Palmerston aid Hungary in spite of Liberal votes reducing the supplies—crippling the array and navy ! Palmerston did all he could consistently with the balance of power in Europe. He warned Austria of the rottenness of her system, and well may Austria now rue her neglect of his advice. She might have been a buttress against the Czar, and the trusted benefactress of Europe, had she governed Hungary on the principles of the constitution of that country, and given a liberal system of administration to Italy, Napoleon seized Rome ? Yes, the astutest move of the country. He foresaw the war of opinion, and provided himself with a “mate rial guarantee,” in good time. By that step he cut off Naples from Austria, and gave the former emaculated court a glimmering of pur poses, and not yet ripe for action. Still more :he obtained a point a'appuni —a ba sis for future operations, when the w 7 ar of opinion should break out. How could Aus tria assail France with a French army in the rear and Rome and Italy let loose and demo cratized ? And yet the Liberals of Italy pre ferred the chance of obtaining their freedom in an unequal struggle with Radetsky in the North and Naples in the South.—Why, they ought to have regarded the French battalions as a godsend. Louis Napoleon can only govern in accor dance with the will of the masses. This he knows full well.—Angel or demon—he sees the situation and understands it. Our game is to beware, lest we are entrapped into ano ther thirty years’ war, incurred in order to save particularTamilies instead of the great masses of all nations—whose interest was and is one to hurl down from their guilty thrones all who have dared to misgovern for selfish or criminal ends. Our Sovereign shouldmow be well advised by her true friends; and those who mince matters in -speaking of the actual state of the case, may one day add a star to a banner already famous in the storv of the w 7 orld. That at this moment any unconstitutional practice can be permitted at court is almost incredible. Folly so monstrous-ignorance of the past so infantine can scarcely be nam ed with a gravity. It cannot be. The ru mors on the subject will be dispelled by the reply to Mr. Roebuck’s first interrogatory— and may he have health to do justice to the occasion. In that prayer, thousands concur at this moment And the only wonder is that we have become so degraded since the days of Chatham and Fox; each of whom spoke their minds to Courts *n language which re mains to shame our qualmish mealy mouthed parliamentary phraseology— that we sigh for one man in indifferent health to tell the first subject to &ct in time for bis own and his childrenin+e#cst —that interest evi dent - ...v wishes and poTicy of the •;> ■on it largi .■ Cue" i ioi 1 >■.*)■ bt us Isold fast i } neri ct Ihe Re-. i the feeling which a; imai.es her. '' " aiTzc it. The >ther po 5 ley wreUd he } |rj&rdous. A merica h s .villion c I.l* -i- tjbjecss within her b -s. ni ft.,.. , pid; a tetegriipb w/il dr..v* the'?,wo nation; nearer '«'•••> nr.*! it ' iotnpat Isons vylil be interchang ed of r.f: ■< of society and of law,, . j: d woe to Great Britain n by a fatal she render those comparisons unfavor able to herself. The cost of our people would leave us to dur bare acres, scarcely enduring our Enormous debt, and but little warmed and fertilized by dynastic alliances and adroit betrothals. . v Yours. &c. > JOHN S. TRELAWNEY. Again, '’from thq North British Review. The Times and Transcript has gleaned the follow.’ng:— 4k “The Ameljcans, as is well known, have.no special liking for the Russians 5 they are jea lous of Great Britain; they have had mor,e than one “tiff” with Austria ; they are deep ly interested in the gallant struggle which Turkey is now makingJbr her independence ; and above all, they sympathise warmly and enthusiastically with the Hungarians, and are fully aware how closely Magyar and Ottoman interests are bound up together. They long for 4m opportunity of striking a blow against despotism, and on behalf of republican insti tutions ; they are full of zeal for the spread of liberty and popular rule throughout Eu rope ; and, imagining they have a “mission” to fulfil, they believe that a more just, glo rious and hopeful opportunity was never pre sented to them than the present. The retire ment of England and France from the scene, to leave Turkey to such fate as her owm unai ded resources could command, w ould proba bly be the signal for the immediate interfer ence of our Transatlantic brethren; not per haps, as a nation, but as volunteers. If Hun gary were to rise, their intervention would be certain ; and Hungary would rise if Ame rican aid were known to be at hand. We can state positively that men. money, and arms are all ready-awaiting and anxious for an opening. The whole nation, as is well known (and the government of the United States must soon follow the nation,) is longing to obtain a foothold in the arena of European politics ; and Turkey abandoned by her old allies, and left to the mercy of‘the great des pot of the world, w ould offer toe tempting, too honorable and too just an occasion to be neglected. Nor could we say them nay ; we have pronounced Russia to be w rong, and we could not interfere to prevent assistance be ing offered to the right. And we may well be assured that if the Americans did come Lnpon the stage, their proceedings would be conducted in a very different mode, and gui ded by a very different spirit from onr scru pulous and timid policy—always hampered by traditional ideas, always bound down to official forms, always restrained by the fear of a too signal success, always confused, thwarted, and enfeebled by ulterior conside ration. Now, should we be wise to throw open to the United States such an honorable opportunity for becoming a European Powder, for planting a republican flag in the Mediter ranean. for doing a duty from which we have shrunk, for repealing glory which ought to have been ours ?—We are accustomed to speak of the Americans as a commercial people, al ways counting the cost, governed exclusive ly by the “almighty dollar.” This is not so. Numbers among them have more wealth than they can use, and long only for distinction. As a people they are essentially ambitious, propagandist, and vain-glorious; military fame, it has long been seen, is the road to high office and to public estimation ; and the ad miral, the general, ay, or the private indi vidual who should plant the national flag on the batteries of Sebastapcl, or drive the Rus sians out of Bucharest, would, beyond all question, find the Presidential chair ready cushioned for him when he returned home. Nor could their success be very doubtful. They are the best sailors in the world, and among the hardiest soldiers ; they could soon get together a navy powerful enough to de stroy that of Russia; they have boundless wealth, and would not spare it were the na tional zeal once fairly roused ; and. as we once before remarked, they present the most formidable combination of qualities which it is possible to encounter —the utmost hardi hood of savage life with the most unbounded resources of civilization and science. We ought to curb and baffle Russia, therefore, if only to anticipate America in doing so. Moonlight-night; shady grove :tw o lov ers ; eternal fidelity ; young lady rich ; young man poor ; great obstacle ; young man proud ; very handsome; very smart; sure to make a fortune ; young lady’s father very angry; won’t consent; mother intercedes ; no go ; rich rival ; very ugly ; very hard-hearted; lovers in a bad fix; won't part; die first; moon-light again ; garret window opens; rope-ladder ; flight; pursuit; too late ; mar riage ; old man in a rage; won’t forgive them ; disowns them ; old man gets sick: sends for his daughter ; all forgiven ; all made up ; young man getting rich ; old man dies; young couple get all the money ; live in the old mansion ; quite comfortable ; have little children; much happiness.—[Fims. “My dear fellow,” said Beau Hickman to a waiter in a hotel, ‘I have respect for flies ; indeed. I may say, I am fond of flies —but I like to have them and my milk in separate glasses; they mix so much better when you have control of both ingredients.” A vender of patent medicines in New Bed ford courageously heads his advertisement. “Not afraid to take his own bitters.” Exploration of tile La Plata. Washington, Jan. 25. The Navy Department received letters this morning from Lieut. Commanding Page, of the steamer Water Witch, which was sent out some time since to make a reconnoisance of the La Plata and Paraguay rivers, and their tributaries. The steamer at last accounts was at Ascension, the Capital of Paraguay. It will be remembered that President Lopez, some time ago, forbid the assent of the Para guay by foreign vessels, because of the diffi culties attending the dispute relative to the boundary between Brazil and the territory of Paraguay. The public will be gratified to learn that Lopez has made an exception in the case of the Water Witch, and the steamer therefore will be able to proceed upon the duty assigned her. Lopez manifests a most excellent disposi tion towards the United States and the Sur veying Expedition. Lieut. Page building at Paraguay a small steamer to be used ip as cending the shallow rivers lying within the district embraced within The proposed limits of the survey. Every facility is afforded him by the Government of that country in the prosecution of the work. All the timber re quired for the construction of the vessel has been furnished him free of cost, and some hea vy iron work being required which could not be prepared except in a machine shop, the Emperor ordered it done in the Government shop, and refused to permit Lieut. 'Page to pay either for work or material. The kindly disposition evinced in these acts certainly in dicates that we shall find little difficulty in establishing amicable and profitable relations with the country over which Lopez presides. Lieut; Page describes Palgguay as a fine rolling country, with fertile ftil well adapted to agricultural purposes. I« expresses the opinion that it offers a field for American enterprise and flpill. He states further that the river tradqftan only be car ried on successfully in steamers, because the course of the stream is so mnuous as to ren der it almost impracticablerof navigation by sailing vessels. The Turkish Womex—The Baltimore Ame rican has an interesting letter from a corres pondent, dated Constantinople, November 18, from which we extract as follows : We hear much in the West of the attrac tions and beauty of the Turkish women. (Cir cassians or Georgians,) and I certainly have seen a number of pretty faces in the Coarse of my rambles about this great city, for they are only half concealed by’the ‘-yashmack,-’ with which they envelope their heads. It is made of gauze, and although many folds of it encircle the head and forehead, but one is passed arotuld the lower part of the face, so that you get a pretty good view of that por tion of their physiognomy. Their features are very regular, their dark eyes, beautifully soft and languishing in expression, and their complexions, though pale and sallow, arc of ten charmingly tinted with the niostjdelicate touch of rouge. As to their figures I can say nothing, for they dress most horribly in the street, being enveloped in a huge sack of fus tian. far too wide and too long for them, whilst their little feet are quite lost in large yellow morocco boots, like mens ; with one hand holding up the loose, flowing sack, and the other occupied with a mantle of the same material, and always of some dark sombre color, they shuffle along the streets, the most shapeless looking mortals I ever saw, just like so many clothes bags, in yellow boots, as Willis says. Bought as slaves they receive little or no education, and I am told that ma ny of them can neither read or write. Hence, it is, perhaps, “That in Eastern lands -they talk in flowers And tell in a garland their loves and cares—” And in this way they may indulge the taste which they are said to have for intrigue, and to which their dress is like that of the Lima ladies, admirably adapted ; but woe be unto, the fair culprit who is detected by her jeal ous lord in such doings, for he would not hesi tate a moment about throwing her into the Bosphorus, the tenant of a sack from which she would never extricate herself. The strict inviolability of the Harems, even to the offi cers of the Government, until the women have retired, admits of many crimes being committed within their preemets unheard of and unpunished—and even if denounced it is so easy to remove all traces of what has oc curred before any (investigation can take place, that conviction generally fails in such cases for want of satisfactory proof. Abor tion is said to be practised to a great extent among the Turkish women, and there is be sides great mortality among the children ow ing, perhaps, to their being handed over to black slaves to be reared. Obesity in women is a beauty among the Turks, and the wives of the rich are generally fat, as well as indo lent, kind and childish, and eat vast quanti ties of sweetmeats. They delight, in fine wea ther, to make excursions to the valley of sweetwaters or other similar places in the neighboring country, where they will sit for hours under the trees indulging in the “dolce far nienti.” Goon Exough to be True.— The Lynn JVews tells the following story of an incredu lous young man, whose father had promised before death to hold ‘spiritual’ communica tion with him: The spirit of the old gentleman (who, by the way, had been somewhat severe in mat ters of discipline,) was called up. and held some conversation with his boy. But the mes sages were not at all convincing, and the young man would not believe that his father had anything to do with them. ‘Well,’ said the medium, ‘what can your father do to remove your doubts?’ Tf he will perform some act which is char acteristic of him, and without any direction as to what it shall be, I shall believe there is something in it.’ ‘Very well,’ said the medium, ‘we wait for some manifestation from the spirit land.’ This was no sooner said than (as the story goes) the table walked up to the young man, and, without much ceremony, kicked him out of the room.! ‘Hold on ! stop him!’ cried the terrified youth. ‘ That's the old man ! I believe in the tappings /’ Our hero has never since had a desire to stir up the old gentleman. We take the following communication from the Alta California: Sax Fkaxcisco, March 27, 1854. Mr, Editor An order from the Supreme Court to remove the State Capital to San Jose, which appeared in your evening edition of Monday, was read throughout the city with pretty general satisfaction. To avoid any further expenses which may he incurred by trans-removing the State Capital, it would be an important step for the Legislature (and for the tax payers in general) to pass a law to entitle the Sheriff of this County to contract for the a scow, absut as large as Noairs Ark, and when completed cause all the Senators, Assemblymen,Attorneys,Clerks, etc., etc., together with their wives and fami lies to live and legislate on board. It will be an important consideration to see that the scow is a. large one, sons to give ample room to speculators and their friends. When this floating Legislature shall come into existence, if the mercantile interest of San Francisco require it, we can have it propelled or towed by the inhabitants thereof into the Bay and anchored off Goat Island. Should the min ing interests of the country require it, the same course is only necessary to take it up the Feather or Yuba rivers ; and should any fillibustering or outside arrangement in any of the islands of the Pacific which come un der the supervision of our government they will only have to charter the steam tug Reso lute to haul it to the “other side of Jordan.” Wife, Mistress and Lady. —This paragraph from the German, most happily hits the attri butes of wife, mistress and lady. It i» just as true as writ: “Who marries for love takes a wife, who marries for consideration takes a lady. You are loved by your wife, regarded by your mistress, tolerated by your lady. You have a wife for yourself, a mistress for your house and its friends, a lady for the world. Your ■wife will .agree with you, your mistress will accommodate you, your lady will manage you. Your wife will take care of your house hold, your mistress of your bouse, your lady of your appearances. If you are sick, your wife will nurse you, jrour mistress will visit you, your lady w r ill inquire after your health. You take a walk with your wife, a ride with your mistress, and join parties with your la dy. Your wife will share your grief, your mistress your money, and your lady your debts. If you are dead, your wife will shed tears, your mistress lament, and your lady wear mourning.” Extent of the Republic. —lt appears from the last census that the territorial extent of the United States is nearly ten times as large as that of Great Britain and France combin ed; three times as large as the whole of France, Britain, Austria, Prussia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland and Denmark, together; one and a half times as large as the Russian empire in Europe; one-sixth less than the area covered by the 59 or 60 empires, states, and republics of Europe ; and of equal ex tent with the Roman empire, or that of Alex ander, neither of which is said to have ex ceeded 3,000,000 square miles. —[Stockton Republican. Two loafers met upon the wharf yesterday and passed the “compliments of the season.” “Jim,” said one, “have you seen Hall? he’s looking for you.” “Hall, what Hall?” was Jim’s answer. “Why, Alcho-eoi.L, you fool.” “Pshaw'.” responded Jim, “that’s a poor sell and you wouldn’t have caught me if I hadn’t been hurt last night, when John tipped me up.” “John who?” said the other. “Demi-JOHN, you numskull.” Upon the following paragraph we have nothing to say, beyond recommending it to our readers. It is short and to the point. Who’d be a little man behind a rock in the way of business: “A little man behind a big rock with a plat ter full of pearls, at a cent a piece, and keep ing his own council, would probably sell no thing. It is of the greatest importance to make yourself and your goods known. A frog in the night attracts more attention than an ox, for he cries aloud and spares not. The profits arising from advertising are not con ceived by those who have not tried it. To those who have, we need not say a word, for they will never discontinue the custom.”— [Democratic State Journal. A Challenge.— We are informed that'* challenge to mortal combat passed between a Mr. Long and Dr. Cleaveland yesterday, the former being the challenging party. We are also informed that the Doctor accepts the chal lenge and chooses for weapons, “clubs,'’ and designates the place of meeting, the Plaza, S. F. Courier. Kossuth.— A private letter, says the New 1 York Tribune, from Kossuth, dated London, January 24, and addressed to a gentleman in this country, concludes by saying: "You will soon hear of a Titanic movement on our part; of our heaping Ossa upon Pelion, with but our nails for tools.” It is said that the Sonorians are willing to have their State annexed to the XL States, but that they will not have any thing to do with Walker. They will fight him to the last. There are two grand-daughters of Patrick Henry living : Mrs. D. S. Winston, of Athens, Ga., and Mrs. S. B. Scott, of Halifax, Ya. Mr°. S.’s mother's first husband was a brother of Thomas Campbell, the poet. A noted horse-dealer, in showing off a spir ited nag, received a kick in his ribs, and al though smarting under the pain, made up the best face he could, and exclaimed, “Pretty, playful creature 1” The Americans are so noted for their trad ing propensities, that a portion of them actu ally live on iar-gains. The Czar of Russia seems fond of Russian turnips with Turkey—although it is said be detests a beet (beat.) NO. 29.