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VOL. 1.
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.

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