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JHS TELEGRAPH, A WeSK.LT KSWSPAPKR, PUHUSHEB EVERY THURSDAY MORN ISO, ht grass valley. BY J. K. MOORE & CO. ■3. K. Moore, j. [i, Miller. Wm. E. Jones, Mein Street, opposite the head of Church Street. TERMS:,* E6r one year, in adymce, .$7,00 Rhr ait months, 4,00 For three month*,,-.... 2,00 fithglecopier,..... 26cts. 49T Adrertiicmenia at reasonable rates. Iksira Cadis. tf MV. LOITZENHEISER, ■WHOLESALE ASD RETAIL DB&GOfST 8r APOTHECARY, Owe-door West of Masonic Hall, Main st>, Grass Valley Grass Valley, September 22, 185 S, tf COJm & MOIVTGOMERV, Attorneys at law, conveyancers, a- c & c . Mill Street, Grass Valley. 27 tf WM. H. LAMB, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, Mill Street. Grass Valley. March 1, 1864. 24 tf DIBBLE, CARPENTER & SMITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, OAce at Nevada, in Davis' building, Bread Street, Office at Grass Valley, MiH Street. ' A. B. DIBBLE. j. a carpenter, C. F. SMITH. Feb. 2S—b23—tf Pi CHALLWOR, M. D., PHYSICIAN,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 his office to his Iks use—near the Gold Hill Mill. tgU Medicinal advice to the poor gratis. November 17 —n9—tf T. J. BROWN & BROTHER, DEALERS JJY GROCERIES , PROVISIONS, WINES, LIQUORB, &c, &c., Opposite the Bridge, Boston Ravine. Goods delivered free of charge. Grass Valley, Feb. 15,1864. 22 tf T. J. BURGESS, Justice of the Peace and Attorney at Law, BROOKLYN, (LITTLE YORK TOWN'SHIP.) Feb. 16, 1854. 22 tf HEYWOOD & BROTHER, Grocers & Provision Dealers, Boston Ravine. Also, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Miners" Tools, &c. *ST Goods delivered free of charge. 19 tf GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE. CONSTANTLY on hand a supply suited to the de mands of customers JOSEPH WII.DE Boston Ravine, Feb. 9, 1854. 21 tf M. BEAN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, OSce Up Stairs, at the Golden Gate, Grass Valiev. Jan. 19, 1854. iS-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, . JUSTICE’S COURT, Mill st., Grass Valley, Sept. 29, 1863. tf CR. EDWARDS & CO., Grocery and • Bakery, Main street, opposite Dornin’s Daguerreotype Rooms, Grass Valley. nov24-tf E. McEAUGHEIN. WHOLESALE & RETAIL MANUFACTURER OF TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IKON WAKE ; Dealer in Stove*, miner’s Tools, & Hardware generally. jg®”East of “Masonic Hall,” Main Street, Grass Valley. Grass Valley, September 29, 1853—tf. n 2 Book-store and Stationery By FRANCIS GALLER. Located one door west of Masonic Hall, Main Street Grass Valiev. November 3d,—n7— bosto.i Raviue. TM. EASTMAN, dealer in Groceries, Provisions, « Wines and Liquors; Clothing and Minors’ Tools. Grate Valley, Jan. 4, 1854. 16-tf Washing and Ironing. MRS. DODGE, near the Empire Quartz Mill, in Bos ton Ravine, would respectfully inform the citizens of Grass Valley that she is prepared to do Washing and Ironing,in the neatest style, and would solicit the attention of all who may feel disposed to favor her with a call. Grass Valley, Feb. 15, 1854. 22 tf CONSTANT Additions are being made to our JOB DEPARTfIBR, of new and beautiful BORDERS, TINT PLATES, TYPE, &€., which will enables us to print Cards, Circulars., Hand Bills, Law Blanks, Posters. Bill Heads, Certificates of Stock, fcc. tic., in Gold, Silver and Crimson Bronzes, and Variegated Colors, equal tp any other establishment of the kind in thi pantry. GRASS VALLEY TELEGRAPH. Courtship. MlsaSukey Smith had flaxen hair; Her daddy had the pewter ; Her eyes were gray and looked serene Upon her favorite suitor. That suitor was a jolly youth, And nimble, little, aqd brawny ; The yellow-fever took himjplF One day in California. i And when I heard that he was gone— “lt’s now,” said I, “or never I” I shaved myself and greased my shoes. And tried to look quite clever. I rigged myself from tip to toe, Anri caught and mounted Robin ; But all the way I rode along My heart kept up a throbbin’. And when I reached her daddy's house It still kept up a thumpin’; But when I saw that lovely maid, It kinder stopped a jumpin’. ’Twas half-past ten when at her feet I knelt, and yet e’er dinner, With honeyed speech and winning ways I had contrived to win her. Some months elapsed—to set the day I now began to press her ; I urged, entreated, plead in vain— In vain did I caress her. While matters were thus crossed and spiled— My clothes all growing seedy, My rival from the mines returned, Still for my Sukey greedy. I saw him kinder Sidle up, And slip his arm around her; When—heavens and earth—she let him kiwi Those precious lips ! confound her ! I told her that I was surprised— My eyes had sure deceived me; And asked her to renew her voWs > And from suspense relieve me. When don’t you think the tarnal gal. Her thumb upon her smeller, Her fingers wriggled as she said— “ Can’t come it, little feller 3” Ftosm tfe» Gold«a Era-. San Francisco Within Doors. _ Few buildings erected witliin the present limits of San Francisco, in 1849, are now left standing, so often have the devastating con flagrations, for which California is so celebra ted, swept over them. Here and there, how ever, removed from the centre of the city, can one occasionally be seen, with weather beaten and smoked exterior, standing forth as a remembrancer of the exciting days in which it was constructed. To any one familiar with San Francisco in ’49, what a crowd of recol lections docs the sight of one of these old, fa miliar relics suggest, and almost forgotten in cidents with which it is connected, flit across his mind like the dim recollections of a ro mantic but almost faded dream. Reader, one of these old structures can still be seen near the corner of Washington and Stockton streets, and there are undoubt edly many persons t a e— wh~ «ui recognize it as being one of the few that have escaped the destroyer that has so often left them standing alone amid the ruins of their neighbors. This building is a wooden struc ture of one and a half-stories, and has still some pretensions to neatness and comfort. It was erected in the fall of ’49, by a gamb ler, at a cost of fifteen thousand dollars, and was at that time considered an edifice of no mean proportions. Could this cottage but recite a story of all the deeds transacted with in its walls, it would spare ns the pain of chronicling them; but circumstances have placed ns in possession of a knowledge of the fate of its original occupants, while we will give, merely as an illustration of early life in San Francisco. As we before said, the individual wbo built this house, was by profession a gambler, by the name of H . His father was a mem ber of the Massachusetts Legislature for ma ny years, and in 1846, removed with his fami ly to Natchez, at the request of a number of relatives wbo resided near that city. At this time young H was eighteen years of age, and an only child. Here, keep ing the company of the reckless and dissipat ed characters for which Natchez was at that time notorious, he plunged into every species of vice, and soon became irrevocably wedded to gaming. His hither, upon learning the danger which threatened him in the city, sent him to re side with an uncle who lived a few miles in the country, that he might not be subjected to the temptations that surrounded him in the city, hoping by so doing to wean him from the life of dissipation and vice into which he was fast verging. He remained in his uncle’s family, where he was treated with the affection of a son, for six months, when, dishonoring his cousin, the only daughter of his uncle, he left for New Orleans, and in six months from the time he landed there, he was a confirmed gambler. His cousin Lucy, whom he had so deeply wronged, shortly after became a mother, which was a severe blow to her parents, as well as to the father of young H . The child did not live, however, and Lucy, una ble to remain longer in the presence of her parents, whom she had* rendered forever heart-broken, at the desire of young H . left the home of her childhood, and joined him in New Orleans. Here they remained until the spring of ’49. by which time H had become a proficient at gambling. He now concluded to try his fortunes in Califor nia. and after much persuasion on the part of Lucy, he at length consented to her accom panying him. They arrived in San Francisco in May of that year, and turning his attention to his profession, we find young H . at the end of three months, with means sufficient to build the house which we have mentioned. Into this he removed Lucy, where for some time they lived together, with as much happiness as their social condition would admit. But fortune, which had thus far proved favorable, began to grow fickle, and he lost his money more rapidly than he had won it; and by de grees he lost every dollar, bis house at length being taken to pay a gambling debt. He be came desperate, and began to abuse, ill-treat his already wretched cousin and mistress, not knowing on whom else to vent his rage in his misfortunes; and in a drunken hour he offer ed to sell her for a small sum of ready cash to a gambling companion. Against such an act she at first plead with tearful eyes : but finding this unavailing, she at length, indig nantly refused, where upon he struck her to the floor with a stick of wood, where be left her for dead; then locking the door, he fled GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1854. to the, mines. The blow did not kill her, and she recovered, finding herself without money, without friends,and without—home! * * Lucy is now living on Washington street, leading a life of infamy, forced upon her by the villainy of a relative. Thorose of health and happiness has faded from her cheek : not a ray ot hope beams in her eye, and sickening despair sits upon that face which once bloom ed with joyful innocence. And where is her destroyer? We will tell you. Finding that gambling did not pay, he turned his attention to politics, and is now a member of the California Legislature ! “finding that gambling did not pay , he turned his attention to politics.***' While such men as this are entrusted with legislative powers, what can we expect but bri bery and corruption ? Our government offices have long enough been filled by such persons, and it is now high time that we should pay some regard to the characters and morals of those whom we elect as our Legislators. Notwithstanding the many professions of patriotism and concern for the public wel fare, we believe the principle here shown forth to be the true cause of the great desire to become office holders. Men who have tried gambling,and other equally nefarious schemes for making money, and are unsuccessful, turn politicians, and by making specious promis. es, and pledging their support to different, and often conflicting measures, succeed in ob taining a seat in our legislative halls, and when there, their true character is shown forth by a species of gambling which, though more fashionable, from being done in “high places, - ’ is more prolific of evil, and a greater curse to our State, than that practis ed in the gambling hells, which abound in our towns and cities.^— Ed. The facts in relation to the wonderful rise of the house of Adams & Co. are well known to our business men. But the following ex tract from a notice of the new banking house of the company, which we take from the JVI V. Mirror, may perhaps be read with inter est. The facts embodied therein will bear repeating often as an illustration of what in dustry, perseverance, integrity and enter prise, can accomplish :—[ Exchange . ‘"Of this house we design to say a few words, and regret that our limited space will not en able us to go more largely into details. Thir teen years ago we knew Mr. Adams in Bos- IKJU-, ' f • P trious and persevering. The coiWa^4}£ : tween his absolute poverty then and colossal wealth now is absolute fabulous, and illus trates what persistent and well directed ef fort may accomplish in this country. Unlike many rich men, he does not forget his old friends, nor does he give them the cold shoul der. Neither he nor his family have any of the snobism of the parvenu, that marks so many of our purse proud men, who ‘paint coats of arms on the panels of their carri ages, that they may hide the leather aprons of their grandfathers.’ We remember that he often made only 25 cents a round trip from Boston to N. York, over and above his expenses; and when he made a dollar he thought he was doing well. Hamden’s Express monopolized the business, but still Mr. Adams kept journeying to and fro with his little carpet-bag in hand. After a while his fidelity, promptitude and reliabili ty began to attract the attention ol business men. and his patient industry was rewarded by increasing business. The extent of that business now can hardly be realized. In al most every capital of Europe, in California, from Los Angelos to Shasta ; in Australia ; in South America ; all over the U. States ; and everywhere, in fact, where we have im portant commercial intercourse, will be found spread the net-work of the great Express and Banking House of Adams & Co. It has come to be regarded as a national affair, in which every American, when abroad, takes a lively interest. There were two periods in the history of this house that gave a great impetus to its business. The one was the accession of Mr. Dinsmore to the firm. He took charge of the New York office, which has now become the radiating centre of the whole. He infused a new spirit and vigor into a concern already possessing great vitality and all the elements of unbounded success. His active business habits, his close application, and remarkable aptitude for managing so gigantic and rami fied a concern, are well known to every New Yorker, and are folt in the minutest details of its business. He systematized, reorganiz ed, and arranged every thing after a model that can hardly be improved upon. The other event was the opening of their house in San Francisco, under the charge of Mr. Haskell, second only to Mr. Dinsmore in efficiency and popularity.” Good Reasoning. — A gentleman last night let a dollar slip through his hand which fell upon a pile of sand in front of the Orleans ;• after a short ineffectual search, he gave it up and left. A well known gentleman of legis lative notoriety, however, resumed the search, scratched the sand about most diligently, saying he “did’nt care a d n about the dollar, but he hated to see so much money go out of circulation.’* —[Sacramento Demo crat. Yocng America.— More than two million boys in the United States are bow attending the various institutions of learning in this country. This is indeed a formidable army, and it may safely be affirmed that the future politics and policy of this nation will very soon depend upon the political views enter tained by those now at school. Extraordinary Passage.— The quickest run ever made by steam from Alexandria, Egypt, to Southampton, England, was re cently performed bythe monster scrpw steam ship Himalaya. Ssqe made the passage in 12 days, and her greatest rnn in 24 hours was four hundred roues.—[S. F. Sun. Adams & Co. From the San Fran. Prices Current and Shipping List. TIMS Branch. Mint. Punctual to public announcement, the Branch Mint of the U. States, located in San Francisco, opened for deposit on the first of this month. This paper, in common with the press generally of both city and country, an nounced the fact some weeks since, and seve ral published a description of the building; but we propose to examine the subject of a mint here at our door, in the country which produces the gold, and to speculated little upon its influences here, and abroad, present and remote. In 1848, a long time ago for California, tbe few of «« whsv*-re j n San Francisco found Collector Harmon the guardian of thepub lic moneys in the old adobe Custom House on the plaza. Gold dust passed in trade at sl6 per ounce, which ■was the price previously agreed upon at a meeting of the merchants while at the same time the market value for it, in exchange for coin, ranged from $lO to sl2 per ounce. The accumulation of public money in the Collector’s hands, actually gave him serious uneasiness; it was all in coin, for he did not deem himself authorised to receive gold dust, and had previously sold at auction the amount accumulated on hip hands as de posits for duties, at about sll 50 per ounce. It must be remembered that we had no brick vaults then. The assay office and coinage of Messrs. Mof fat & Co., worked some change; but when those gentlemen commenced operations un der their contract with Government to assay bars and issue ingots of the denomination of SSO, trading in gold dust assumed a specific shape, inasmuch as we had a basis for our operations. Various private coins have been issued during the past four years, some of which have been productive of good—some have worked pecuniary loss to the community. At the expiration of the contract with Mes srs. Curtis. Perry & Ward, (the successors of Messrs; Moffatt & Co.) efforts were made to procure the erection of buildings here, plan ed for an extensive mint. The Government were fortunate enough, however, to correct this, and to make instead an arrangement with Messrs. Curtis, Perry and Ward, by j which the latter turned over to them their | building and machinery, both sufficiently en- 1 larged to meet our wants, by which we pro bably have a mint two years sooner than if it had been concluded to erect one. It must be remembered that the first appropriation lim ited the sura at the disposal of the Secretary to an amount much too small to erect a buil ding according to the plans proposed, and supply the same with the requisite machinery. Another appropriation would have been ne cessary for finishing, and as this want would have had to come before the present Con gress, we may consider ourselves truly fortu nate in having escaped tbe chances of defeat which might have ensued in tbe present dis fecjjgd state of affairs at the seat of goyern- Up to and including Saturday tile ‘much inst.. the mint operations here were as follows: Amount of gold dust received 40.000 oz. “ “ “ coined $7,500 “ “ “ run into bars 172,494 46 “ “ paid out in coin, 177,382 53 The apparently small amount of coin made during the fortnight, was in consequence of the delays natural in the commencement of operations, and the partial disarrangement ot the refining apparatus. By the arrival of the steamship Golden Gate, on Friday, the 14th inst., with the mail of April 20, from New York, the Sub-Treasu rer received permission to use half a million of public money in paying off mint deposits, which is now done as soon as the value of their dust can be ascertained. In consequence returns are now made in from three to four days, instead of the two weeks necessary if compelled to await the refining of the speci fic gold dust deposited. The amount given above as paid out in this manner, was dis bursed on Saturday the 15th, the day follow ing the receipt of the order. The stamping of the bars is likely to make some difficulty, as it is questionable whether this branch mint ha»; jhe right to stamp and issue any but refined bars. The officers con sider that they are acting properly in so do ing, but as it is not permitted at the other mints, we presume the Secretary of the Trea sury will not make any exception in favor of the one located here, although to make it fully useful such permission should be exten ded. The establishment of the Branch Mint among us will be advantageous to the com munity generally, not specially and particu larly to the miners. This class has for a long time past been receiving quite the value of their dust, and in seme sections of the State more than its fair value per ounce ; this last, because certain shippers prefer the chances on shipping dust, to the certainty of good bills of exchange. The stability which a fix ed standard will give us. can only be appre ciated by experience ; all descriptions of mo ney operations must be by it greatly facilita ted. It is true we must not be too sanguine, for some changes may yet take place in the Mint itself; but after some consideration, we think ourselves, that the only one likely to be made is the alteration in the per centage charged for coinage. We have no idea that such perfect and beautiful machinery will or cambreak down, but the law which gave us tbmwint contains a clause by which the char ges, for coinage are to be regulated by the ac tual cost of the same. The charge has been fixed here at 1 1-10 per cent. On a careful examination of the matter, we cannot but ask ourselves the question, what would be the re sult? what the disarrangement of our finan cial matters, should this charge be found to be inadequate ? We consider it certain that an increased ratewould be established should such prove to be the case, for with the law plain in view, no officer could ask Govern ment to make a deficiency appropriation for this mint We much prefer however to see its workings awhile yet; it is not improbable that, in the progress of operations, a reduc tion may ultimately be made to Philadelphia rates of about 7-8 per cent. Depositors at the Mint are allowed the val ue of what silver may be contained in their deposits of" dust, when the same amounts to five dollars; and in this connection we would call attention to the fact that there is proba bly a sufficiency of silver m'GMifbrnm gold to supply this State with all the silver coin age necessary for the purpose of change: Perseverance—lts Value. About ten years ago there was a little news boy—very little for his age, which was four teen years—who sold papers at the corner now occupied by the Tribune Building and its adjuncts. This boy, owing to his cheerful countenance, his proverbial integrity, his in dustry—in brief, bis good qualities generally, (and very good qualities are rarely found among the peripatetic venders of the dailies and weeklies,) manufactured friends for him self everywhere, and particularly among pub lishers. He did a very good business as a news-boy, but his position did not suit him. as he one day confidentially informed us, and he was determined to abandon it. “That you can easily do,” said we, “go in to a store.” “I can neither read nor write,” responded he, mournfully. “Apprentice yourself to some trade, then,” was our advice. “I think I will,” he exclaimed, with a brightening eye and a flushed cheek : “I think I will;” and off he bounded. We lost sight of him a short time after this conference was held, and finally forgot that such a being had existed. About a week ago an athletic, well dressed young man, with a ferocious—a regular bri gandish pair of whiskers, and a brace of mer ry, twinkling optics, that betokened a good heart and the best of health, stopped us in the street, and extending his hand, called us by name. Not recognizing him, we bad recourse to the phrase of “Really, sir, you have the ad vantage of me.” “Not know , the little news-boy !” lie cried, as if astonished. Truly, it was our little news-boy. He had taken our early advice, and apprenticed him self to a mechanist. “Where are you working,” we inquired. “Ob, I don’t work now,” was his proud an swer : “I own a saw-mill on Long Island, and am doing business for myself. I have been my own boss a year now. 1 bought out my concern with the savings of eight years— have a wife and two children, and my own cottage house and garden for them to live and delve in, and am as happy as the day is long. I can read and write, too,” he contin ued. smilingly, but with an air of triumph. That man will be somebody besides a boss yet. If we dared tell his name, hundreds would at once hail with rapture the news of the good fortune of their persevering little friend who once supplied them with the Sun and Herald every morning. Perseveraxce.— lt is the grand lever by which the most astounding results may be ac- George Borrow, the author of “Lavengro,” says : “Perseverance and a dog ged determination to conquer all difficulties, will invariably make a man of the veriest dolt,” ' . ftvm? upon an alleged discontent among the Chris tian population of the Turkish empire. The London Daily News gives the following ex planation : The, evidence of the English consuls and of the English Ambassador shows that this al leged discontent, if it exists anywhere, is con fined to the Greek race. Now, though the so called Greek Christian subjects to Turkey amount to some twelve or fourteen millions, those of the Greek race do not exceed two millions. Of these, one million are in Asia, and except perhaps at Smyrna, have shown no disaffection. The disaffection, in short, is confined to a few wealthy Greeks in Constan tinople, Smyrna, and other commercial en trepots, and their countrymen and trading partners settled in Europe. The disaffection in this class is easily accounted for. Under the old system of misrule in Turkey, they were bankers for the great landowners, and the fiscal agents of the Porte,in many provin ces. _ They abused their powers worse than foreign stewards and middlemen, or professed usurers. This source of unjust gain has of late years been dried up ; they are furious at their loss. They have thrown themselves into the arms of Russia, and serve it by promot ing or reporting local disturbances in Tur key. or circulating any false news the Czar wishes to disseminate. Slaxg Phrases.—The prevalence of what are usually called slang prases abounds to an almost incredible extent. There may be the shadow of a cause assigned for some prevail ing faults; thus a man may become miserly from having felt the distress attending on ex treme poverty in youth; a man may be infi del in his principles from some defect in ear ly training, he may be extravagant from a too generous disposition, but no possible rea son can be assigned why ordinary speech should be embellished with so many inele gant expressions. The language a person uses is a surer in dex to his mind than anything else can be— and no person can be truly refined in feeling or manners, who, even in conversation with bis most intimate acquaintances, or in his own family, uses any provincial expression. It is a bad habit, originating with the low-bred, and flourishing only in congenial soil. Let all who find they have acquired this habit, use their utmost endeavors to conquer it. till they are rewarded with success. Useless weeds grow faster than flowers. In the New York Independent, we find the following from a mother : “But did I tell you what a time I had with my little Joe?” “No. What was it?” “Why, I was showing him the picture of the martyrs thrown the lions, and was talk ing very solemnly to him, trying to make hiiji feel what a terrible thing it was. ‘Mai’ said he. all at once, ‘oh, ma! just look at that poor little lion, way behind there—he won’t get any!’ ” The. Goldex Fleece.—Mr. James Dailey the pilot in charge of this vessel at the time she was lost, has called upon us to state that the ship had her full complement of men on board; and that the accident to her proceed ed from the letting go of the main braces, while she was tacking, before the order to do so was given.—[ 5. F. Herald . GLEANINGS. # 0»d Fellowship in Ohio.— The total nam ber of Odd Fellows in good standing in Ohio, on the 31st December last was 17.265, of whom 4,108 belonged to lodges in Cineinnati. The order is represented as being very great ly on the increase throughout the State. Wild Oats. —Extensive arrangements aro now making in this county to cut large quan tities of wild oats. This most extraordinary spontaneous production of California, looks better this year than usual, and is likely to be very profitable.—[San Diego Herald. An editor in the land of steady habits, says :—“There is but one city in Vermont, and not one soldier. We have no police, and not a murder has been committed in this State within the last ten years. We have no mu seums nor crystal palaces, but we have homes, genuine homes, that are the centre of the world to their inmates, for which the father works, votes and talks—where the mother controls, educates, labors and loves—where she rears men, scholars and patriots.” Overprated Himself. —During the preva lence of the epidemic in Virginia, in 1849, the negroes on the different plantations be came dreadfully alarmed, and thought they would certainly die with it. Among others, in one of the upper hfaiptics, was a negro boy, who having heard his father say that the cholera would soon be along their way, left his work one day, and betook himself to the woods. Here be was found by his overseer, soon after, fast asleep. Being taken to task by him for leaving his work, he excused him self on the ground that, not being “prepared in mind to die,” he had gone to the woods to “meditate,” “But,” said the overseer, “how was it that you went to sleep ?” “Well, I don’t know, ’zactly,” responded the negro, “but I speck I must have overprayed mysef,” ATlagged President.— The last accounts from Sonora represent President Walker as being in a most ragged condition. Only think of a President travelling over rough hills with only one boot for his two feet! Alas, for fallen greatness.—[ Golden Era. Conviction of Del Valle. —The Jury in the case of Luis del Valle, the Mexican Con sul, brought in a verdict of Guilty on Fri day last. His indictment is for a violation of Neutrality Laws, —enlist- ment, &o. Many arc great because their associates aro small. “Madam,” said John Wilkes to a lady to whom he wished to make himself agreeable, “I am a plain man.” “Exceedingly plain, sir,” rejoined the lady. Even John Wilkes was silenced. Nebraska. —This territory is said to be ten times as large as Pennsylvania j or larger by some thirty thousand square miles, than all the existing free States, excluding Califor nia. Fidelity, good humor and complacency of temper, outlive all the charms of a fine face, and make the decays of it invisible. Conscientiousness.— “l shall prevent the use of ardent spirits,” as the innkeeper said, when he watered the liquors. Public Schools. —Pennsylvania numbers 9,699 public schools, at a cost of little more than one million of dollars a year. Material aid for Turkey.— The Tribune says a vessel has cleared from New York, for Constantinople, having as a part of her car go 675 barrels of rum. Refinement. —At the Misses Snobby n’s Select Establishment for Young Ladies, tui tion is provided in arithmetic in all its branch es except Vulgar Fractions. Spiritual Gift's. —In Northern Illinois aro two brothers, who officiate, as occasions offer, in the church as exhorters, or something} of the kind, and flatter themselves on the pecu liar spirit in which they at times enter upon their humble calling. On one occasion, the elder brother, in descanting at some length upon the characteristics of each, gave the following forcible illustration of his “spirit ual” superiority : “Brother George,” said “can exhort and sing, but he can’t pray. I can pray his shirt off I” I Experience.—Punch says,' women dislike talkative men ; they know h&w iVs done. The people of Belgium have the manners of the Dutch, and speak the French language. Nearly one half of the iron made in the U. States, is manufactured in Pennsylvania. Valley op the Mississippi. —According to an estimate in the St. Louis Advocate, the total length of the Mississippi river and its numerous tributaries amounts to 51,000 miles of which 20,000 miles are navigable waters. Nearly 11,000 copies of Alexander Smith’s poems have been sold, it is said, within a few months. One can no more judge of a man by the im pression he makes on the public, than of the metal of the seal by which the stamp was made. NO. 33.