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(Enliiuernn Cjirnnide. Published every Saturday Morning, at Mokclumnc Hill Office in the Iron Building, corner of Pleasant and Wash ington streets, BY HAMILTON, A\ ERS & CO. TERMS. Subscriptions, (invariably in ad vance,) for one year 00 Six months, 6 00 Three months, 3 05 Single copies 20 Advertising, one smiare of 10 lines, « r less, fii <t ind. iloa,. 4 QO Each subsequent insertion., 2 00 All kinds of Job Work neatly excuted. Capt. J. W. Miller is our authorized Agent for Calaveras County. TO THE WINDS. BY ALICE CAREY. We have been greatly impressed with the following poem by our greatest poetess. It possesses singular beauty. We extract it from the Washington National Era. Talk to my heart, 0 winds— Talk to my heart to night; My spirit always finds With you a new delight— Finds always new delight. In your silver talk at night. Give me your soft embrace As you used to long ago. In your shadowy trysting place, When you seemed to love mo so — When you sweetly kissed me so. On the green hills long ago. Come up from your cool bed In the stilly twilight sea, For the dearest hope lies dead. That was ever dear to me ; Come up from your cool bed, And we’ll talk about the dead. Tell me, for oft you go. Winds, lovely winds of night, About the chambers low. With sheets so dainty white. If they sleep through all the night, In the beds so chill and white 1 Talk to me, winds, and say, If in the grave be rest; For, 0, life’s little day Is a weary one at best; Talk to my heart and say ▼ r 7 „ A 1 .. *v • • , 11 UU• ill . C Lie i'CdC. Infidel Exaggeration.— ln a late number of the Democratic Review, an article professedly points out the sup posed absurdity of a literal resurrection of the body, on the following ground : ‘VNow, if a resurrection of all who have lived should take place, even within a short time, without any mate rial increase of the vast number who have lived upon the earth, where would they find room, even for the shortest space of time, to dwell in ?—Their numbers would cover the whole surface of the earth in one solid mass to a depth or height of miles in thickness.” If even this were a fact, it would form no argument against the resurrec tion ; but the statement is wide of the truth. A writer in the New York Evangelist enters fully into the calcu lation, enumerating upon a liberal basis the numbers of the human family which have lived and died, and the extent of ground which would be required for their interment, and, instead of finding the dead covering the whole surface of the earth miles in thickness, ascertained that the State of New York alone would furnish at least two cemeteries each sufficient to contain the whole race of man, buried in the usual manner! This argument, like all others intended to impeach the veracity of God’s word, will not bear sifting. The Prayer of Faith.—A little boy and his brother were lost in a Western On giving account of the cir- after the'/ were found, the little fellow said : “It grew dark, and I kneeled down and asked God to take care of little Johnny, and then went to sleep.” How touching ! how simple ! how sublime ! That was true faith— that was genuine prayer. David him self did not exceed it when he said: “ I will both lay me down in peace and sleep ; for thou, Lord, only makest me to dwell in safety.” Perhaps the little boy learned his lesson of trust in God from the royal Psalmist. - 1 ■ Learning. —Learning is like a river, whose head being far in the land, is at first rising little and easily viewed ; but still as you go it gapeth with a wider bank, not without pleasure and delight ful winding, while it is on both sides set with trees and the beauties of various flowers. But still the further you fol low it the deeper and the broader it is, till at last it unwaves itself in the un fathomed ocean. There you see more water, but no shore—no end of that fluid vastness. A woman, charged with being drunk and disorderly, denied the latter offence, saying that “ she was too drunk to be disorderly.” Colnnern© Chronicle. MOKELUMNE HILL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1852. The Dwellers in the Alps.—Mr. C. L. Brace, whose imprisonment and adventures in Hungary have placed him prominently before the American public, within the past few months, writes as follows to the Hartford Times, in regard to the people of the Alps : I suppose most of us from French Romances, or some equally reliable source, have a vague impression of the simplicity and unworldly innocent na ture of the dwellers in the Alps. We picture a beautiful pastoral life of peo ple unspoilt by the world, amid those mi ghty w or'.s of Nature—guileless shepherds in broad Swiss bonnets, and chamois hunters, who talk in simple rural style. The truth is, however, they are one of the sharpest people on the earth ; they altogether outdo the Yankees in “making capital” of their grand mountains and waterfalls. There is no glen so remote where you will not find “ short ways” of finishing Swiss scenery and paying francs. You cannot escape to a solitude so wild that little boys with wooden chamois, or girls with bunches of flowers, or men with plans and drawings, do not follow you, bawling the prices in your ears. You settle yourself down by a wild water fall, to enjoy the solitary scene by your self, and you will not be there fifteen minutes without having a polite offer from above to let out the water at so much a run. You ascend a lofty mountain-peak, with the snow around you, and the clouds beneath, and you wall be sure to find some ruddy-faced, well-dressed boy or girl there, to beg from the stranger, where the only possible reason for giv ing would be that they looked so happy and comfortable. Let yourselves be caught in one of the “guileless” moun tain cottages, and you will pay a price in the morning, such as you would hardly in the best hotels of the cities. All this is quite natural, in a country which is the highway and place of amusement for all nations, and which is poor enough itself, and is not at all to be complained of by the traveller. It is only worth knowing, as a fact. The Swiss are certainly a mercenary people, and no apology can free them, entirely, from the charge.—Thrifty, brave faith ful, they have always been too ready to sell the use of their virtues, to any sort of bidder. At this very moment, the worst despotism in Europe, one which, in its unheard-of barbarities and op pression, has called forth an indignant appeal from a High Tory member of the English House of Commons, the Neapolitan Government, is alone sup ported on the bayonets of Swiss Repub licans. During my journey, I was struck with this. The whole attention of the public and the newspapers were concentrated on the question of the re fugees—that is, whether the poor exiles from tyranny should be expelled from j Switzerland, at the demand of Austria j and Prussia. The result was, that in a > private way, every one of them, nearly, was safely sent out of the country, and made to seek a new home again. Self-made Men. — I do not wonder that great men have been born mecha nics ; for those who have been brought up exclusively in drawing-rooms, intel ligence is a game, a recreation ; for those who have held the sword or the helm, who have driven the plough or worked with the chisel, intelligence be comes a passion, a force, a beauty, a worship, a love divine. It is from the stall, the shop, the work-room, that the most powerful minds have issued: Mo, Here from the upholster’s, Burns from the farmer’s, Shakspeare from the ho J sier’s shop, Rousseau from the wheel right’s. Long engaged in a struggle with physical nature, they all took re fuge in the free domain of thought. Even an inferior mind would become tempered to strength in these mecha nical apprenticeships; and if ever the spirit of reform which is seizing on the world should extend to the act of creat ing citizens, I doubt not that good sense will gain a victory over custom, and that one of the most important parts of every education will be henceforth the due admixture of the development of the mind and of its action on nature.— [M. Chastel. According to a writer in the Na tional Intelligencer, who has been amus ing himself and entertaining his readers with the statistics of poetry, Milton wrote twenty-one thousand lines ; Dry den, including his translations, about twenty thousand lines; Pope about forty thousand lines, some eight thou sand only of which were original; Gray one thousand verses, Byron about ten thousand verses more than Homer, and triple the number of Virgil and Tasso. A person being asked why he had given his daughter in marriage to a man with whom he was at enmity, an swered— 11 I did it out of pure revenge.” Did you ever experience the pleasure of doing good ? If not, try it. The Sioux. — The St. Louis Times speaking of this powerful tribe, says that they number -25,000 souls, ami their territory extends from the ceded lands in lowa and Missouri, to the territory owned by the Assiniboins • d other tribes, dividing their northern boundary from British America. Their limits to the south-westward from the Missis sippi, across the Missouri, reach to the southern fork of the Platte, and into the Rocky Mountains. On the e st, they extend upon the Missouri to' rt river one hundred and thirty mile? ’ow the Aricaree village, and *hey cuu out to the black hills which bound the east ern valley of the Yellow Stont On the south bank of the Missouri, their east ern line approaches the Punca and, Ouaba country, a very limited space above the mouth of the PlfAte, and confines the Pawnees to a small space near the Grand Island, or Fori Rearney on the Platte. They are divided into seven tribes, all these are again divided into bands, numbering in all, eighteen. They arc the most powerful tribe on the western plains, but are no* quite as warlike as the Camanches, nor near so ferocious as the Blackfeet, who occupy the sources of the northern branches of the Missouri. The Crows claim the valley of the Yellow Stone, and main taiu their independence.— [Copway’s American Indian. Impossibilities Possible. What mere assertion will make any one be lieve that in one record of time, one beat of the pendulum of a clock, a ray of light travels over 192,000 miles, and would therefore perform the tour of the world in about the same time it requires to wink with our eyelids, and in much less time than a swift runner occupies in taking a single stride ? What mortal can be made to believe without demons tration, that the sun is almost a million times larger than the earth ; and that, although so remote from us that a can non ball shot directly towards it, and maintaining its full speed, would be twenty years in reaching it, it yet affects the earth by its attraction in ap appre ciable instant of time ? Who would not ask for a demonstration, when told that a gnat’s wing, in its orH:- nr • flight beats many hundred times up a ccond ; or that there exists animated and regu larly organized bodies, many thousands of whose bodies laid close together, would not extend an inch ?—But what are these to the astonishing tn iths which modern optical inquiries have disclosed, which teaches us that point of medium through which a raty of light passes is affected with a succession of periodical movements, regulalrly recur ring at equal intervals no less' than five hundred millions of millions off times in single second ! That it is by stjich move ments communicated to the nerves of our eyes that we see. Nay, more, that it is the difference in the frequency of their occurrence which affecqs us with the sense of the diversity d>f color. That, for instance, in acquiring the sensation of redness, our eyes tyre affect ed four hundred and eighty-itwo mil lions of millions of times ; o f yellow ness, five hundred and forty-'two mil lions of millions of times ; and of violet, seven hundred and seven mi llions of millions of times per second. Do not such things sound more like th e ravings of madmen than the sober conclusion of people in their waking senses ? They are nevertheless, conclusions t o which any one may most certainly arrive, who will only be at the trouble of ex amining the chain of reasoning by which they have been obtained. Curious Very. Somewhere in Colton’s “ Three Tears in Cali fornia,” a custom is mentioned as having pre vailed in these parts, of look ing into the crops of slaughtered pou Itry for precious particles of gold, the < nmestic fowls being found to entertain i decid ed penchant for this digestive agent. It having occurred to a neighbor of ours that there might be something in this story, he examined the contents of this peculiar organ of internal economy of a fine chicken he was about Consign ing to the spit, when in the priraary re ceptacle referred to, his curiosity was rewarded by discovering a small gold coin, and two beautiful specimens of virgin gold, weighing about dollar each. The piece of money approaches in size and value the one issues of the United States Mint. Mri Foley, who made this curious discovert , some thing of an epicure, and hopefc to in dulge further his delicate propensities on the same favorable terms. The pullet cost three dollars, which proved just the amount of the found treasure. [Times and Trans. Jenny Lind had chartered a steamer, and was making a tour of the south shore of Lake Eric in the latter part of October. ' • * vV The official returns of the ate for Governor in Pennsylvania, give Bigler, Democrat. 186,207 , Johnson, Whig, 178,070. A balloon exploded in the air at Lon don, on Monday, the Bth October; three persons were in it; one of them gives the following account of the affair in the Times: We ascended steadily, and proceed ed with moderate speed towards the river in a south-westerly direction. Mr. Chambers, the person who was permitted by Mr. Bell to become the custodian pro tern, of the lives of three persons, was busy waving flag* and cutting away »me comical figures of paper attached to the car, ami I was admiring the wonderful panorama be neath me, when I heard a report like that of a musket above my head, and immediately exclaimed that there was a rent in the balloon; an assertion de nied by Mr. Chambers, who bad got by this time among the netting, and order ed us to throw out ballast, notwith standing which we descended with frightful velocity—the houses,churches, and fields beneath us, getting horribly nearer and nearer every second. Ex clamations of “ We’re all right, we’re all right!” half hoping half despairing, broke from us, followed by an awful cry, from one of us at least, of “ It’s all up with us!” Then, sir, we three men in the car stared death in the face for some forty seconds, while Cham bers (an old man, but as brave as a lion,) had cut the cords attaching the neck of the balloon to the hoop, the consequence of which was that the whole silk flew up to the top of. the netting, and formed a parachute. We were then steady for a moment —then oscillated (a proof of compara tive safety)—then went down, down again with frightful force. Certain death was now before us; but no one of us lost presence of mind, though 1 had not the slightest hope of escape: Mr. Chambers was entirely calm and collected. We cut away the grapnel, threw out more ballast, bags and all on my own part, and descended with a concussion not nearly so severe as I expected in a market-gardener’s field. 1 fell on Mr. Gardner, Mr. Cham bers, jr., on me, three bags of ballast on him, and the car over us all; while “ the pilot, who had weathered the storm,” was thrown with considerable violence from among the cordage around the hoop where he had been standing. So much for the accident it self. The cause, I think, lies in a nut shell; and 1 am loth to allude to it, since it argues a want of prudence on the part of the person who, by bis pre sence of mind, saved our lives subse quently. When we ascended, the neck of the balloon was tied around with a silk handkerchief. On clearing the earth, the balloon ascended to a higher and much more rarified atmosphere; the atmospheric pressure became less; the gas expanded rapidly, and the bal loon burst. Another Search for Sir John Franklin. —lt gives us great pleasure to know that the Admiralty have decid ed on renewing the search for Sir John Franklin and his party in the ensuing Spring. This decision may be regarded as an official judgment on the propriety of Captain Austin’s premature return. If the Admiralty were of opinion that Captain Austin’s expedition had thoroughly covered the field of search, they would not send out a fresh expe dition to do the work over again ; and, on the other hand, if the work has not been done, it is quite clear that Captain Austin should have remained on the ground to do it. The Admiralty are well aware of the painful fact, that the duty which lay clear before the eyes of the expedition has been neglected ; and we sincerely trust that the councils which are to deliberate next week on tile pi'aiiS of seare/t WtSi take precautions for securing the effective working of future expeditions.—London Athenteum A remarkable dwarf has arrived at Washington from Cuba. The Repub lic gives the following account of him: His name is Correa, and he appears in the full dress of a general, tie is only twenty-nine inches in height, and is represented to be thirty years of age. Certain it is be has a man’s head and shoulders, a broad chest and a heavy beard which he takes pride in stroking. His legs, however, both in length and thickness, are not proportioned to the upper part of the body. He is a small specimen of mortality, and may be re garded as no ordinary curiosity. A friend of ours says he would al ways have remained single, but he could’nt afford it. What it cost him for “gals and ice-cream,” is more than he now pays to bring up a wife and eight children.—Bachelors should think of this. The fool has one advantage over an educated man : he is always contented with himself.—[Bonaparte. NUMBER 12. members of the Legislature. SENATE. Ist. San Diego—J. J. Warner.* 2d. Los Angeles—StephenC. Foster.* 3d. Santa Barbara ana San Luis Obis po —Pablo de la Guerra.| 4th. Monterey and Santa Cruz—Phi lip A. Roach.* sth. Santa Clara and Contra Costa— George B. Tingley.f 6th. San Francisco—David C. Brode rick,* Frank Soule,t Jacob L. Snyder.* 7th. San Joaquin— Thomas B. Van Buren.* *, Bth. Cal".reran Dr. John T. Lind.* 9th. 'I ucdumne—Gen. A. Anderson,* Paul K. Hubbe.* 10th. Mariposa—James Miller.* lltb. Sacramento—H. E. Robinson,* James H. Ralston.* 12th. El Dorado—Benj. F. Keene,* John Walton.* 13th. Placer—Gen. Jacob Frye.* 14th. Sutter—Philip W. Keyset.* 15th. Yuba—J. C. McKibben.* 16th. Nevada—James Walsh.* 17th. Butte —Charles T. Lott.*J 18th. Shasta—Royal T. Sprague.* 19th. Marin, Mendocino, and Sono ma —Martin E. Cooke.* 20th. Solano and Nappa—Gen. James M. Estell.* 21st. Yolo and Colusi—M. M. Warn* bough.* 22d. Trinity and Klamath—ls to be contested between Harper, Denver and Lyle, the two former Democrats, and the latter Whig. ASSEMBLY. Butte—C. B. Fowler,f James 8. Law,* Nelson D. Morse.* Calaveras—Wm. P. Jones,t Wm. L. McKim,* G. E. Young.* Shasta—Pierce,* Fleming.* Sutter—A. J. Caldwell.f Colusi—H. L. Ford.* Contra Costa—Napoleon B. Smith.* El Dorado—S. A. McMeans,* A. Wing,* John Cutler,t Wm. R. Hop kins.f Klamath—Contested between Coates* and Hawks.f , Trinity—McKenzie,f McMnllen.t Los Angeles—Andreas Pico,t Ignacio del Valle. Marin and Mendocino—Dr. J. W. Talliaferro.t Mariposa—Samuel A. Merritt* Tho mas E. Ridley.* Monterey—lsaac B. Wall.* Solano—James Graham, f Nappa—J. S. Stark.f Nevada—F. F. W. Ellis,t J. N. Turner,f Wm. H. Lyons.* Placer—Joseph H. Gibson,* Patrick Kenny.* Yolo—A. Parish.* Tuolumne—James W. Coffroth, • Thomas J. Ingersol,* D. I. Blanchard,* Jesse Brush,* Wm. Dameron.* Sacramento—G. A. McConaha,* Dr. Joseph C. Tucker,* Gilbert W. Colby,* Alpheus Kipp.* Santa Barbara—J. M. Covarrubias,t A. F. Hinchman.f San Diego—Agoston Marazthey.* San Francisco—A. J. Ellis,f Benj. Orrick,t D. M. Chauncey,* R. N. Wood 4 Arch. C. Peachy,* Geo. W. Ten Broeck,* Herman Wohler.* San Joaquin—H. A. Crabb,f R. Hammond,* F. Yeiser.* San Luis Obispo—Mariano Pacheco.* Santa Cruz— Santa Clara—Crittenden,* Thomp son. t Yuba—Gardner,* Cook,f Paxtsn.* Sonoma—Gov. Boggs,* Hudspeth.* Mr. Hopkins, from £1 Dorado coun ty, and Pablo de la Guerra, from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, have resigned their seats. •Democrats. tWhigs. |lndependents. The San Jose Visitor of Friday, has the following ; Court op Sessions.— I The most im port.-;: a:se during the term was the trial and conviction of Theodore Va lenques for grand larceny. He was ar raigned upon a charge of horse stealing. The prosecution was ably conducted by John H. Moore, Esq., and the defence by F. S. McKinney and John H. Wat son, Esqs. After the close of the argu ment the jury retired, and in about twenty minutes returned a verdict of guilty of grand larceny and assessed the penalty of death. The prisoner was deeply affected when the verdict was interpreted to him. The sentence of the Court will be passed upon him to day or to-morrow. This same indivi dual was tried for horse stealing about two weeks since, sentenced and receiv ed thirty-five lashes. He then went by the name of Hesmerigildo Lopez. From what we learn of him, he is an old of fender, but his career of crime is about ended, and we hope his fate will prove a salutary warning to all others never to lay themselves liable to a law so severe as that of death for grand lar ceny. The Boston Post mentions, in proof of the progress of phonography, a lazy boy out West, who spells Andrew Jackson—&ru Jxn.