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Cnlnurrns Cljranirlr. Published every Saturday 'morning, at Mokelumne Hill, B V HAMILTON, A \ liKS A CO T r. R M •*. Subscriptions, (tnvari ihly in ad vance,) for one year sl2 00 Rix months 0 00 Three mouths, 2 00 Single copies 26 AovKHTistm;, one square of 10 lines, or less; first insertion . 4 00- Euch subsequent insertion 2 00 All kinds of Jon Work neatly ex ec u ted. llinv SWEE t WAS HOE ! When siefc upon my cradle bed, Who laid ber warm baud on my head With aeart o’ertlowing, wept and prayed ? My Mother When I was well an I full of play. Who c&U'ht me in hi* arms each day. And talked and sung those hours away : My Father. In after years, say, who was she Who walked the livelong day with me, Or read beneath the willow tree ? My Sister. Who took my hand, and by my side Kan down the w inding, rippling ti le. Not knowing how his hours did glide ? My Brother. TWI L 1 G II r. There is on Lour of calm repose Which gives a pause to life's stern woes ; The hour of Nature’s sweetest mood. When thought awakes with gratitude; It is the twilight's holy hour, When dews refresh the drooping flower. There is tin hourt>f solitude, When no unhallowed thoughts intrude; When contemplation, pure, sublime, Is lifted from the things of time; It is the twilight's halcyon hoar. The boon of an Almighty Power. There is an hour of placid rest, "Which frees from cai t die weary breast; The spirit’s joyous hour of light. Though gathering shades bespeak the night; If is the twilight's soothing hour, When dews refresh the drooping flower. There is an hour, so calm and pure, The sickness of the soul Twill cure; The weary brow to peace restore. The same I've felt in days of yore; It is the twilight's welcome hour. The gift of an Almighty Power. Free akd East.—We recollect an excellent story, says the Detroit Adver tiser, admirably well told by Hon. J. B , now a member of the legislature of Michigan, as having occurred about tile lime of the Baltimore Whig Con vention in 1844, to which the narrator was a delegate. It became the privilege of many of the delegates and others, to pay their respects to Hon. Henry Clay, whose plain republican ease and urban ity charmed all uho met him for the first time. While our informant was engaged in conversation with Mr. Clay, the door opened, and a tine lo .king six foot man entered, unannounced. The strung* r was fashionable, but somewhat astonishingly dressed in a green sporting coat,-with buttons sorne what smaller than “top of your hat”— a bright scarlet plaid vest, divided into squares of eight by ten, w ith Imlf cor duroy continuations. This astonishing “ effigy” was “hung in chains” of ev ery style, and wore at his fob a seal about the size of a steelyard poise. On bis bed was a four foot “ Panama” un der which the entire “ mission” of J. Adams might have while from one outlandish pocket mod estly protruded a package bearing the magic word “ Highlander, ’ balanced upon the other side by a “ pistol” from the armory of Falstatf. This surprising person, alter reaching the centre of the room, paused and took a leisurely sur vey of those present, and singling out Mr. Clay, (who could mistake him?) walked up to him and pronounced the single word Clay ! “ Yes, sir,” was the reply of the statesman. “ Henry Clay?” “ The same, sir.” “ 1 came from Alabama on purpose to see yon ; hut don’t pul yourself out mi my account ; you are a great man, sir, and when I am at home I am some punklns ; in fact, 1 often tell our hoys that Clay and 1 are hound to shine, or else what do we live for? your line and mine are a little different, hut we are both pretty near the head. In fact, Hank, w hat’s the use of being a fellow , unless you can lie a h 1 of a fellow . Henry, good morning.” and the Alaba ma man took bis departure. Co Inner ns Chronicle. MOKELUMNE HILL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER IS. ISSI. College Freaks. [From a llcview in the Literary World of Bartlett’* “College Words and Cus tom*,”] The three most mischievous imps in creation are a monkey, a midshipman, and u freshman. The latter enters col lege, his memory stored with wondrous tales of the bold feats of his predeces sors, his ambition fired with the idea of eclipsing them, and a firm conviction that it is his bounden duty to make as great noise, and annoy professors and classmates as much as he can with any degree of safety to himself. As he ad vances in his college life he abandons the stereotv pod tricks of the youngest class for fun more refined in its nature, and evincing more of wit in conception and execution. Perhaps the acme of cool impudence is attained about the close of the sophomore year. We have no tangrble authority for so saying, but yet will guarantee that none but u so phomore was the hero of the following anecdote: Chopping Logic and Cutting Ax sweus.— Dr. , in propria persona, called upon a Couihern student one morning in the recitation room, to de fine logic. The question was some thing in ibis form: “ Mr. , what is logic ?” 41 Logic, sir, is the act of reasoning. 1 ’ “ Au-; but 1 wish you to give the definition in the exact words of the learned author. ” 4 - Oh, sir, he gives a very long, intri cate, confused definition, with which 1 did not think proper to burden my memory.” 44 Aro you aware who the learned au thor is ?” 44 Oh, yes ; your honor, sir.” 41 Well, then, I fine you one dollar for disrespect.” Taking out a two-dullar note, the student said, with the utmost sang froid : 44 If you will change this I will pay v ou on the spot.” 44 I fine you another dollar, sir,” said the professor, emphatically, 44 for re peated disrespect^’ 44 Then ’tis just the change, «ir,” laid the student, coolly. A very cool answer from » «opbo more is indelibly recorded among the memories of our college days Professor had a peculiarly red nose ; so red, indeed, that it was usu ally deemed a sign that the interior of the temple was dedicated to Bacchus. Upon this point the professor was pecu liarly sensitive. One day, a chesnut, propvlled by some invisible hand, hurtled across the room, and came so violently in contact with the learned gentleman’s bald pate, that, glancing off, it spun almost up to the ceiling. 44 Mr. F- thundered out the professor, 44 that wiis you, sir ; don’t deny it, sir; your blushes betray you, sir.” 4 - Do you think that I blush, sir ?” modestly asked the student. 44 Blush!” retorted the professor. 44 Your face is as red as a beet.” 44 Pardon me, sir,” replied F., 44 I think it’s only the reflection of light ; perhaps ycu looked at me over your nose." Among the most amusing pages are those devoted to an account of the 44 Medical Faculty Society” of Har vard, which commenced its funny ex istence in 1818, and terminated it in 1834. Distinguished persons very fre quently—much to their surprise—re ceived advices of honorary member ship. A triennial catalogue, in very porcine Latin, was issued, in imitation of the Triennial of the college, and in it persons who had acquired some ridi culous notoriety frequently found them selves suddenly immortalized and placed in very queer company. Among those upon whom honorary degrees were conferred, we find Christopne of Hayti, William Cobbett, John C. Symines, Alexander the first of Russia who was so completely deceived by the appearance of the sheepskin that he forwarded a valuable present to the society ; Andrew Jackson, Pop Em mons,* Day &- Martin, Sam Patch, Chang and Eng, Martin Van Buren, tlie Sea Serpent, Captain Hall, Mrs. Trollope, and the Hcv Isaac Fiddler: rather a heterogenous collection. Com plaints to the Faculty of Harvard, from some of the parties so distin guished, at last resulted in the breaking up of the society. The 44 commons ” have always been a fruitful subject for complaint among students. We-find recorded, Tut Sad Effects of too much Lamb. —The students, after eating this kind of meat for five or six consecu tive weeks, would often assemble be fore the steward’s bouse, anil, as if their nature had been changed by their diet, would bleat and blatter until he was fain to promise them a change of ford; upon v hieh they v,culd separate until a recurrence of the same evil compelled them to the same measure.” There wa» probably tn emeute, at least, if not a revolution among the students, when the following event oc curred; Prosablv Risk ik Provision.—‘Ex hibition, 1791, April 20th. This mor ning T copier was rusticated, and Sulli van suspended to Groton for nine months, for mingling tartar emetic with our common# on the morning of April 12th. “May 21. Ely wasauspended to Am herst for five months; for assisting Sul livan and T ropier it. mingling tartar emetic with our commons.” Freshmen in the earlier, as in our ditya, we re'often dll their seniors, for their abuse amt oppression. We remember a case in point. A high spirited young man, who had lately en tered, in passing beneath the windows of a sophomore, received the contents of a pail of not over clean water. A tutor was in sight at ihc time ; hut, re gardless of that, the freshman seized a brick which he threw with such preci sion that it broke the sash, and did some considerable mischief in the room. The sophomore complained of the other for breaking his windows. The latter’s defence was, that he did not throw a brick at the former’# windows, but at the bead of a person who had thrown filthy water upon him. He was acquitted, and bis adversary dis missed. In the follow ing instance, the gentleman must have received Too Mani Pipes run a Doli.ar. — A freshman was once furnished w ith a dollar, ami ordered by one of the up per classes to procure for them pipes and tobacco from the furthest store on Long Wharf, a good mile distant. Be ing at that lime compelled by college laws to obey the unreasonable demand, he proceeded according to order, and returned with ninety-nine cents worth of pipes, anil one penny-worth of to bacco. It.i# needless to add that he Was not again sunt on a similar er rand.” Facts for thr Curious. — Female Rea lty. —The ladies of Arabia stain tlifcir oncf im> vcii, their eye brows black ami their lips blue. In Persia, they paint a black streak around the eyes, and ornament the face with tarious figures. The Japanese women gild their teeth, and those of the Indies paint them red. The pearl of the teeth must be dyed black to be beautiful in Guzurut. The Hottentot women paint the entire body in compartments of red ami black. In Greenland the women color their faces w ith bine and yellow, and frequently tattoo their bodies by saturating thread in soot, inserting it beneath the skin and draw ing it through. Hindoo females when they wish to ap pear particularly lovely, smear them selves w ith a mixture of saffron, tume ric and grease. In nearly all islands of the J’ucific ami Indian oceans, the wo men, ns well as the men, tattoo a great variety of figures on the face, the lips, longue, and the whole body. In New Holland they cut themselves w ith shells and keeping the wounds open a long time, form deep scars in the flesh, which they deem highly ornamental. And another singular addition is made to their beauty by taking off, in infancy, the little finger of the left hand, at the second joint. In ancient Persia an aqui line nose was deemed worthy the crow n —but the Sumatran mother carefully llattens the nose of her daughter. Among some of the savage tribes of Or egon, and also in Sumatra and Arracan, continual pressure is applied to the scull in order to flatten it, and thus give it a new beauty. The modern Persians have a strong aversion to red hair ; the Turks, on the contrary, are warm ad mirers of it. In China small round eyes are liked, and the girls are continually plucking their eyebrows that they may be thin and long. But the great lieauty of the Chinese lady is in her feet, which in childhood, are so compressed by ban dages as to prevent any farther increase in size. The four smaller toes are turn ed under the foot, to the sole of which they firmly adhere, and the poor girl not only endures much pain, becomes a crip ple for life, Another mark of beauty consists in finger'nails so long that cas ings of bamboo are necessary to pre serve them from injury. An African beauty must have small eyes, thick lips, u large flat nose, and a skin beautifully black. In New Guinea the nose is per forated, and a large piece of wood or bone is inserted. In the northwest coast of America, an incision more than two inches in length is made in the low er lip, and then filled with a wooden plug. In Guiana, the lips are pierced with thorns, the heads being inside the mouth and the points resting on the •bin. The Tunisian w oman of mode rate pretensions to beauty, needs a slave under each arm to support her when she walks, and a perfect Lelle carries fiesh enough to load down a camel. A ‘ Verdant’ in a Cotton Mill. — A raw, straw-hatted, sandy-wh»sker«d, six-footer, one of the purely uninitiated, came in recently from Greene with a load of wood for a factory company. Not satisfied with contemplating the ‘ poetry of motion’ at a safe distance, our hero must needs introduce himself lietween the cards, to get a nearer view. This move brought his 1 nether hahili. menls’ into dangerous proximity to the gearing of the next card, and ‘ thereby hangs a tale.’ * You, I say! She goes pooty, don’t she, Bos ?’ said Jonathan, inquiringly. 1 She don’t do anything else,’ respond ed the stripper. ‘ But you must be ve ry careful how you move around among this hardware. ’Twai only last week, sir, that a promising young man from Oxfotd—a student at the academy here, was drawn into that very card, sir, and before any assistance could reach him, he was run through, and manufactured into No. IG, super extra cotton warp yarn.’ ‘ 1 g -|-vow! I believe yuer joking!’ stuttered Jonathan. ‘Fact, sir,’ continued the stripper; and his disconsolate mother came down two days ago, and got, five bunches of that same yarn, as melancholy lelics.’ ‘ By the poker, that can’t be true!’ •Fuel, sir, fact! and each of his fel low students purchased a skein a piece, to be set in lockets, and wore in remem brance of departed worth!’ ‘ls that a fact now r Was he really carded, spun and set in lockets ?’ A sense of personal danger here shot across our hero’s mind ; he began to retreat precipitately without waiting for an answer. But there was not much room to spare betwixt himself and the gearing of the card behind. Another step backwards completed the ceremo ny of introduction. His unwhispera bles being of large ‘ calibre,’ the process of snarling them up into a hard knot was no ways slow. Our hero ‘ gave tongue’ instnnter. ‘ 0-h ! Mur-d-e-r! Let go—you h-u-r-t ! Blast your picter! Let go! Aim ye ashamed ? Get out! Let alone on me—can’t ye!—do!’ The card stripper threw off the belt, but the momentum of the cylinder kept it revolving, and our hero, supposing it in full operation, burst out anew. ‘ Oh, stop her, do—l aim well, and I orter be at home. Father wants the steers, and mother’s going to bake! Stop the tarnal masheen, can’t ye—do! Aint you got no feelin’ for a feller in distress! Oh, dear—l’ll he carded and spun, and made in lockets! Je-ru Sa lem! How 1 wish I was to Greene!’ The card was stopped at l ist, but Jonathan’s clothes were so tangled in the gearing, that it was no slight task to extricate him, and it was only by cutting out the v. hole of the ‘ invested territory,’ that he was finally released. Our hero not caring to resume his ‘ pursuit of knowledge under difficul ties,’ a pair of overhauls were charita bly loaned him, and he scattered sud denly towards Mill Hill, giving a series of short kicks with either leg, on his way, us if to assure himself that he had brought away his full complement of limbs from the ‘ cussed machine.’ A Cool Oteration.— ‘ Hello, there, capting!’ said a Brother Jonathan to the captain of a canal packet on the Erie canal, ‘ what do you charge for a passage :’ ‘Three cents a mile and bbarded,’ said the captain. ‘Well, guess I’ll take a passage, rap ting, seein’ as how I’m kinder gin eout walking so far.’ Accordingly he got on board just as the steward was ringing the bell for dinner. Jonathan aat down and l»egnn to demolish the ‘ fixins’ to the utter con sternation of the captain, until he had cleared the table of all that was eatable, when tie got up and went on the deck, picking his teeth very comfortably. ‘ How far is it, capting, from here to where 1 came on board r’ ‘ Nearly one and a-half mile,’ said the captain. ‘ Let’s sec,’ s#id Jonathan ; ‘ that would be just four and a-half cents; but never mind, capting, 1 won’t be small ; here’s five cents, which pays my fare to here ; 1 guess I’ll go ashore now ; I’m kinder rested eout.’ '1 he captain vamosed for the cabin, and Jonathan went ashore. The cap tain did not take any more ‘ way pas sengers’ the remainder of the summer. The “Great Fair.” —The London Daily News says, that among the ladies who visited the great exhibition a few days ago, was one who was so stout that none of the many entrances in the transept were wide enough to admit her, and she consequently had to enter through the door allotted to pianos and other heavy goods at (he West end of the burHing. t NUMBER 1. OrtKiJt'o or St*mdns. —An exchange relate* the following : “ Dr. Me., of Ntw Jersey, who has recently sailed for Europe, was once invited to preach in the Old Middle Dutch Church, now the post office, in New' Vork. Know ing that his audience did not allow their ministers to use notes, he went on smoothly through the of his sermon, said: “Now, brethren, I have laid before you my discourse, and I beg you will permit me to lay it before myself.” So saying, he took bis manuscript and placed them in front on the desk. “Old Dominie L g, of the Dutch Church, celebrated for his goodness and homely originality, on an excess ' ively hot summer Sabbath, \vlien an nouncing his text, read ofl four verses, and said: “ 'l*his the foundation of the first head of my discourse.” After reading four more, he said: “ This is the ground of the second head of my discourse; and reading another four, he continued: “ This is the foundation of the third head of my discourse.” Then stepping back and pulling off his warm cloth coat, he hung it on the side of the pulpit, and conspicuous in his white linen sleeves, he began . “ Now, brethren, depend upon it, we have a job before us.” Private Character or a Locomo tive. — People who may see a locomo tive tearing up and down the land at a gait of forty miles un hour—making the very earth groan beneath its giant tread and the heavens themselves reverberate with its fearful clatter, scaring nature with its unearthly din, and frightening all creation from its propriety, almost —people who only see it in its terrible activity, have no idea what eminent so cial virtues it is endowed with. This is their public character. Their private one is another affair. Now and then one of these huge monsters, in whose iron bowels slumber more than a thous and giant power, comes up and stands under our window, and smokes away as gently as the must exemplary cook ing strive, its huge strain pipes .-.mging a strain as soft and as dulcet us the most amiable tea-kettle, and its lungs of steel breathing as sweetly, us un in fant in its slumbers. But tlic demon of power is there. Let any one pinch its ears, and no venerable spinster cat will spit more fiercely—let him gripe those iron bands, and the pipes which were tuned to so soft a strain, send forth a yell as if heaven and earth were coming together, and those lungs which first breathed so quietly, cough like a volcano—and off it goes, darkening the heavens with its dense volume of smoke. Mibhtt Cute.—Two cotton w agon* meeting on the road to Augusta, Geor gia, the follow ing dialogue took, place between the drivers : ‘ What’s cotton in Augusta?” savs O fr the one with a load. ‘ Colton,' says the other. The inquirer, supposing himself not to be understood, repeats, ‘ what’s cot ton in Augusta?’ 4 It’s cotton,' says the other. ‘ I know that,’ says the first, 4 hut what is it?’ 1 Why,’ says the other, ‘ I tell you it is cotton. Colton t $ cotton in Augusta and everywhere else, that ever 1 heard of.’ 4 I know - that as well as you,’ says the first, 4 hut what does cotton bring in A ugnsla ?’ 4 Why, it brings nothing there, but every body brhnc* cotton.' 1 Look here,’ says the first wagoner, with an oath, 4 you had better leave the state; for I’ll be d d if you don’t know too much for Georgia.' * ♦ New Island in the Mediterranean, —The remarkable phenomenon of is lands rising in the sea, through the ef fect of volcanic eruptions, seems to have been repeated of late years. We learn from our European journals that an island in the Mediterranean, which ap fieared some time since,and then sank, ias given symptoms of reappearance. An island of considerable size emerged from the sea in 1831, between Sicily and Pantellaria, duriig an extraordi nary volcanic eruption. It was visited and explored, and even three natioi g contended for its possession. Englai d and France both planted their banner •n it, while it lay in the maritime pow er of Naples; but after a short time it again vanished in the sea. Arcordii g to the Recounts, it has again shown t self within a few months ; and thou h still ten feet under water, the capt.i n of the English ship Scourge has tak n |K)ssession of it the second time for the British crown, by raising the British f! ig e« flu 'tutting -’urtV.t;-.