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WARREN BAER, Editor and Publisher. VOL. 1. MARIPOSA PROFESSIONAL CARDS. S. A. MEBRITT ALEX. DEERINO. i .fit:ithitt # uEKnuro, A T TOIINEYS AT LAW.| Office on Main street, between Fourth and Fifth, MARIPOSA. altf ALEX. DEERING, NOTARY PUBLIC. Henry G, Worthington, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. i Office in F'remont'a Adobe House, corner Main and Fifth ata. j altf MARIPOSA. 1 R . H . DALY, COUNSELLOR AT LAW; DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND NOTARY PUBLIC; MARIPOSA . Office in the Court House Building. a#-tf | MAUL. B. ALISON B. B. BA It KM. I ALISON & HARRIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MARIPOSA . Office on Main, between Fourth and Fifth Htb. 1 altf = -r- - ... -a DR. IV. S. KAVANAUOH. OFFICE —ON MAIN STREET, OPPOSITE OR. BURRELL'S DAGUERREAN GALLERY, MARIPOSA. al tf J. a, WATTS, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR TOWNSHIP No. 3. Office on Mam street, two doors below the Post Office, MARIPOSA. altf ALFRED F. WASHBURN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOB TOWNSHIP No. 3, OFFICE IN MARIPOSA. altf Dr. J\~. «T. La«otor, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, LOWER A 0 U A FRIO. OFFICE—FIRST DOOR RFJ/IW WHITTIER'S lIOTF3. DR. L. WILL DEVOTE HIS ASSIDUOUS AT tcntion to the examination ami treatment of wich Cason ami diHonlerH an may Ik- brought to his notice. Personal attendance will 1k? given in any part of the County, on whort notice, when required. A new stock of Medicines, pure and fresh, just re ceived. Agua Frio, July H, ]B.>»s. altf DR. JAMES L. CLARKE. OFFICE “PINE TREE HOUSE,” CORNER FIFTH AND MAIN STREETS, MARIPOSA. altf | J. B. ISBAIL, DENTIST, MAIN STREET, MARIPOSA, I FORMERLY OF PHILADELI’IIIA, (PENN.) IS PERMA . in-ntly located in Mariposa, having a comfortable and ; convenient Office, next door to the Pacific Flxpress. with all the necessary Instrument* ami appliances. Will do any kind of work that ix-rUins to the profesoion of Dentistry, in a manner which shall give entire satisfaction, or the money refunded. Artificial Teeth inserted on Gold Plate or on Pivot, an the cane may require. Teeth Pinned with pure Gold, or extracted. Children's Teeth regulated when noces Kiiry, and all UUeue.H «»f tlie Guium treuled, the moat of which are called acurvy of the gums. Core, or no pay. Chloroform administered, If deaired. Terma reasonable. Examination free. altf H. B. THOMAS, ARCHITECT AND CARPENTER, Will furnish Design* for Building*, Specification*, Hills of Lumber, Estimate of Cost, etc., and undertake Building* on moderate terms. All work entrusted to him will l»e executed with neatness and despatch. Shop on Bullion street, near Concert Hall. JyKtf Hr. 11. J. Paine, DENTIST, I.ATE OF THE FIRM OF PAINE k BEERS, DENTISTS. SAN FRANCISCO, la now permanently located at HOHJTMTJIS, WHERE HR WILL BE HAPPY TO ATTEND TO CALI A in hia profession. Having, during an extensive prne tioo of seventeen year*, made many impnivementa in the Dwutal Art, ami assisted materially in bringing it to it* pres ent high state of perfection, he fuels warranted in saying to all thoM wishing Dental o|M-rati<ma performed, or Artificial Teeth inserted, on line gold plate, that hia work cannot be excelled in the United Statea. Terms moderate. Consulta tions free. N. B—Dr. P. will make, occasionally, professional visits to the neighboring Towns, when he will attend |iersons at their reaidencea, upon application, either by letter or other wise. altf l)U. THOMAS PAYNE. Omne—At Dr. A. D. Boyce's Drug-Store, oppoaite 4lie Yoaeiuite Hotel, where he may be consulted at all hours. altf It. 11. Hall, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MERCED FALLS, MERCED COUNTY. altf JOHN A. LENT, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, No. 42 Montgomery Block, Montgomery street, altf Sax Fkaxcirco. I. R. CAKPK.NTIER, COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Corner Mercliant and Montgomery al reels, altf Sax Fkaxcihco. T I N-S HO P .... AND .... STOVE-DEPOT, Next door to Phillips' Uofsl , Mariposa. The undersigned, grateful for past patron age, announces to the Public that he continues to offer for sale a large assortment of PARLOR AND COOKING STOVES : TINWARE AND HARDWARE; CAUPENTENKS’ AND MINERS’ TOOLS; CAMPHRNE AND OIL LAMPS ; LEAD PIPS AND PUMPS. Sheet Iron. Copper. Tin and Zinc worked to order. All work done to order promptly and satisfactorily. 4TJ- From henceforth I adopt the Cash principle CASH ONDEUVERY (altf j 6. WORMSER MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1857. Mariposa JlcniDcrat. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING, BY WARREN BAER, K piTOR AND PUBLISHER. TERMS: Per Annum, In Advance) W 00 For *ix months, in advance 3 00 Single copied 26 Advertisement* inserted at the lowest rates. fir Every description of Plain and Fancy Job Printing neatly and promptly executed. AOEN T S . THOMAS BOYCE, north east corner Washington and Montgomery streets, San Francisco, is our duly authorized agent .to receive subscriptions and advertisements. T. M. HESTON, Express Rider between this place and Kern River, is duly authorized to receive subscriptions, ad ▼erttsementa and Job Work. Mk. F. I). TODD, of Stockton, Is our duly authorized Agent to receive subscriptions anti advertisements. POETRY. YOUNG AGAIN. A a old man sit* in a high-backed chair, Before an open door, While the turn of the summer afternoon Falls hot across the floor, And the drowsy click of an ancient clock lias notched the hour of four. A breeze blows in and a breeze blows out From the scented summer air, And it flutters now on his wrinkled brow, And now it lifts his hair. And the leaden lid of his eye droops down, And he sleeps in his high-backed chair. The old man sleeps, and the old man dreams, His head droops on his breast, His hands relax their feeble hold, And falls to his lap In rest. The old man sleeps, and in sleep he dreams, And in dreams again is blest. The years unroll their fearful scroll; He is a child again, A mother’s tones are in Ills car, And drift across his brain ; He chases gaudy butterflies P'ar down the rolling plain. He plucks the wild rose In the woods, And gathers eglantine, And holds the golden buttercups Beneath his sister’s chin ; And angle’s in the meadow brook With a bent am* naked pin. He loiters down the grassy lane, And by the brimming pool, And a sigh escapes his parted li]>s As he hears the bell for school; And he wishes it were not nine o’clock, And the mornings never were full. A mother’#) hand it pressed on his head, Her kiss is on his brow— A summer breeze blows at the door, With the toss of a leafy bough, And the boy is a white haired man again, And his eyes are tear tilled now. The Lovr* of Birds. Poets have sung the loves of men and angels, nays the Boston Journal , but they have never | been known to sing of the loves of birds. They have been very neglectful in this repect The loves of birds would form as fruitful a theme as those of the poets themselves. In their at tachments they are generally faithful and af fectionate, and it must be confessed they arc, like men, a little jealous sometimes. Audubon gives a beautiful description of the loves of I humming birds. He says that in their court | ship, the male dancing airily upon the wing, | swells his plumage and throat, and whirls lightly around the female; then diving towards a (lower, he returns with loaded bill, which he proffers her. He seems full of ecstacy when his caresses are kindly received. His little ! wings fan her ns they fan the (lowers, and he | transfers to her the insect and the honey which he has procured. If his addresses are received j with favor, his courage and care are redoubled. He dares even to catch the tyrant fly-catcher, ! and hurries the blue bird and martin to their I nest; and then, on sounding pinions, he joy ously returns to his lovely mate. Who would : not be a humming- bird ? Audubon says: “ Could you, kind reader, cast a momentary I glance at the nest of the humming-bird, and ■ seen as I have seen, the newly hatched pair of ■ young, little larger than bumble-bees, naked, blind and so feeble as scarcely to be able to raise their little bills to receive food from their parents; and could you see those parents, full of anxiety and fear, passing and repassing with in a few inches of your face, alighting on a twig not more than a yard from your body, waiting the result of your unwelcome visit in a state of utmost despair—you cannot fail to be impressed with the deepest pangs which parental affection feels on the unexpected death of a cherished child. Then how pleasing is it on leaving the spot, to see the returning hope of the parents, when after examining the nest, they find their nurselings untouched.” We have remarked above that birds as men, are sometimes jealous in love. An ex ception, however, may be found to this general rule in the golden-winged woodpecker, a fre i quent and well known inhabitant of our Ameri | can forests. Among the bright beaux and j belles of this interesting tribe no jealousies : seem to exist and no quarrels ever occur.— | Cheerily they hop through life, attended by the good wishes of all their acquaintances, and of each other. No sooner does spring call them to the pleasant duty of selecting mates and pairing off, than their voices may be heard from the tops of high, decayed trees, proclaiming with delight the opening of the welcome sea son. Their note at this period is merriment itself, and when heard at a little distance, re semblcs a prolonged and jovial laugh. Those | golden-winged woodpeckers are the darlings ■ of Audubon. In describing their manner of! " THE UNION AND ITS GOVERNMENT," mating, he says that several males surround a female, and to prove the truth and earnestness of their love, bow their heads, spread their tails, and move sideways, backwards and for wards, performing such antics as would induce any one witnessing them to join his laugh to theirs. The female coyly flies to another tree, where she is closely followed by her suitors, and whore again the same ceremonies are gone through with until a marked preference is indi cated for some individual. In this way all the golden-winged woodpeckers arc happily mated, and each pair proceeds to excavate a hole in a tree for a nest. They work alternately, with industry and apparent pleasure. When the nest is finished, they, caress each other on the tree top, rattle their bills against the dead branches, “ chase their cousins the red head, defy the purple gardels to enter the nest, and feed plentifully on ants, beetles, and larva.*.” By and by the female lays five or six eggs, the whiteness and transparency of which arc doubt less the delight of her heart The woodpeck ers raise a numerous progeny, laying two broods every season. The loves of the turtle-dove and mocking bird arc graphically described by Aubudon, as are also those of the wild turkey, who is said to be even more ridiculous in his motions and more absurd in his demonstrations of affection than our common tame gander. The curious evolutions in the air of the great horned owl, or his motions when he has alighted near his be* loved, Audubon confesses himself unable lode scribe. lie says the bowings and snappings of his bill arc extremely ludicrous; and no sooner is the female assured that the attentions paid her by her lover are the result of sincere affection, than she joins in the motion of her future mate. So much for the loves of birds. In many respects they resemble those of men. We have among us in society our humming-bird ! lovers, or golden-winged woodpeckers, our tur | tie doves, our turkies and ganders; and occa sionally we find a pair who remind us of horn ed owls. Wno Wrote the Nroro Soros. —The prin cipal writer of the national music, says the Baltimore Sun , is said to be Stephen C. Foster, the author of “ Uncle Ned,” “ O Susannah,” Ac. Mr. Foster resides near Pittsburg, where he occupies a moderate clerkship, upon which, and a per centagc on the sale of his songs, he depends for a living. He writes the poetry as i well as the music of his songs. These are sung wherever the English language is spoken, while the music is heard wherever men sing. 1 n the cotton fields of the South, among the mines of California and Australia, in the sea ' coast cities of China, in Paris, in the Lon- I don prison—everywhere, in fact, his melodics are heard. “ Uncle Ned” was the first. This was published in 1846, and reached a sale un known till then in the music publishing busi ness. Of “ The Old Folks at Home” 100,000 copies have been sold in this country, and as many more in England. “My Kentucky Homo”and “Old Dog Tray” each had a sale of about 70,000. All his other songs had a great run. All his compositions are simple, but they are natural, and find their way to the popular heart and link themselves indissolubly with is best associations. Supporting the Gospel.— The Baltimore Sun says a Keokuk correspondent sends us a story of Rev. Julius Cuosar, a colored preacher of Missouri, which he thinks goes to show that some of the sable brethren are quite as ’cute as any of the Hard Shells of whom we have heard so much of late. Mr. Caesar had made an appointment to preach about twenty miles from his master’s plantation, and there he made his appearance with his saddle-bags on his arm, and gave out at once that he had come to preach the Gospel to the niggers thereabouts, j “Yah! Yah!” responded a hundred voices; but one of the negroes more bold but not worse | than the rest, sung out: “ Well now, look a j here, nigger, if you jus brung a pack o’ cards j wid you, you mout dun sumlin, but preachin jis a little too slow for dis congregation.” He procured a pack of cards, and after some ma neuvering the preacher commenced opera tions, and after some five or six hours’ playing, had skinned everything round, cleaning them out of all the loose silver they had picked up in many a day; Caesar shoved the documents into the saddle bags, and starting off again, told them by way of a parting benediction, that whenever they had a little more money to sup port the Gospel in that way, just to let him know. Dexterity or Love. — A young lady of Na nur, of good family, having a gallant, was at a loss in conducting the correspondence which was to fix their repeated assignations. A hair dresser, not a usual messenger in love, was chosen as the agent; but how to escape the vigilance of her father, a w idower, who had a perpetual eye on her conduct ? Singular as it may appear, the old gentleman’s wig was chosen as the letter box. Ho wore a bag, which his daughter used to take off every eve ning when he called for his night-cap, and was sure to find a billet from her lover, which the hairdresser had placed there in the morning, when he affixed the bag, and wdiich the old gentleman had unsuspectingly carried about with him all day. She had sufficient time to peruse it, and replace her answer, which the hairdresser withdrew in the morning, to deliver to her lover. Battle of San Jarlnto. A late number of the San Francisco Chroni - | ch , in commenting on the Anniversary of the battle of Jancinto, (April 21st,) thus speaks of this memorable fight, and the remarkable re-1 suits it was instrumental in producing: “ Santa Anna at the head of his triumphant legions was driving all things before him. Ter ror spread throughout all Texas. Its Govern- I ment in panic moved its location. Houston expecting and awaiting reinforcements in vain, had retreated day by day before the flushed forces of Santa Anna, from the Brasses to the very banks of Galveston Bay, and San Jacinto river. Here he turned at bay, here the inde pendence of Texas had to be won or lost. Ilia seven hundred encamped within cannon shot of fourteen hundred veterans under Santa An na, increased by four hundred and fifty under Gen. Cos on the morning of the battle. Two o* Houston’s junior officers in the council of war, were for attacking; their four seniors opposed it Houston ascertained that the army was for the attack, and he determined to make it The details of that bloody fight have never been written—they cannot be. After the first charge it was a hand-to-hand fight, like the third charge of the British at Bunker’s Hill, but with the difference, that at San Jacinto the bayonets were routed by those who had none. Fifteen minutes decided the battle—all the rest of the fight was a slaughter, in which the cry of “ Re member the Alamo I” rose above the crack of the rifle and the cry for mercy. “ This battle was the turning point in Texan history. It secured her independence, it led also to the war with Mexico, the battles of Palo Alto, Rcsaca de la Palma, Monterey, Buena Vista, Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Cherubusco, Chapultepee, Molino del Rey, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and all the others which accom panied that shoH hut dccisiic contest. It was the turning point which gave us Texas, New Mexico, California, Utah and the Gadsden Purchase; a territory of one million square miles, almost one-third of the present entire territory of the Union, and more than one-half what had comprised the possessions of Mexico, ft inaugurated the fillibustcr movement, of which Aaron Burr had been the pioneer, and gave a permanency to that sentiment now so absorbing in the American mind, which will never rest satisfied until the entire Empire of Montezuma, the Vico Royalty of Cortes, shall know no national emblem but that of the Stripes and Stars. All this, with all the other vast and innumerable consequences and events rela tive thereto, were decided twenty-ono years ago yesterday by seven hundred men on the plains of San Jacinto. Had that battle been decided otherwise, Houston and Rusk might have long ago mingled with the dust of that bloody battle-field, instead of sifting now with in the Senate Chamber at Washington; the Mexican frontier might still have been the Sa bine, the Red river and the 42d parallel; and the gold of California might still have rested in its bed of ten thousand years. How much of human history hangs on the results of a single day, and be decided by the decision of a single mind.” The Dog Cart.— Who has not seen about the streets of late, a faithful dog drawing after its master a little wagon filled with baskets and other articles of willow work ? It is an unusual sight, and often the jibes and jeers of thought less men follow its movement. But he heeds them not, fur there is that within his bosom which places him above the shafts of ridicule, and the rude jokes of a witless throng. 11l health has deprived him of the strength and sinew which once enabled him to pursue a harder occupation than the present one ; but the will and the energy to earn an honest livelihood is yet left. So he goes, plodding along with his dog and his cart, industriously seeking cus tomers. Latterly he spends part of the day in carrying around nice, cool lemonade, for which he finds a ready sale. Give him the respect duo to honest labor and the reward which in dustry merits. —Sacramento Age. A Queer Place to Hang One’s Self. —In a rural district in France, a shepherd of a sullen and reserved disposition, who frequently quar reled with his wife, disappeared, and months elapsed without receiving intelligence of him. One day the widow had occasion to light a tire, and as the smoke did not ascend properly, a Savoyard boy was sent up. Ho came down, horror struck, saying that there was a decom posed body in the chimney. This was the rc ! mains of the shepherd. He had climbed up the chimney with a rope, a nail, and a ham mer ; ho had fixed the nail, tied the rope round his neck, and put the hammer in his pocket, then turned himself off, and so died. He had often threatened to make away with himself in such a way that his wife, not being able to prove his death, should not marry again. Affectionate Girl.—A very distant, and doubtless a very reckless editor, relates the following almost unaccountable case of affection and absence of mind : “ A girl, who was one of our first loves, was one night lighting us out, after having passed a delightful evening ; and | in bashful trepidation she blew us out of the door, and drew the candle behind the door and kissed it” Parson Milton. —Parson Milton, an eccen tric divine, was once called upon for a prayer at a Fourth cf July dinner, and gave the follow ing : “ Oh, Lord, deliver us from champagne and sham patriotism, for Christ’s sake—amen!” TERMS : FIVE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. Depositing “In the name of the Lord.** When the old ship Brooklyn sailed from New York for California, in February, 1840, with the Mormon delegation, B , now Col. B , accompanied them as leader, and as the Mormons had the greatest confidence in the Colonel—he being a man of rather prepossess ing appearance—after the discovery of gold in ’4B, they deposited all their funds with him.— The amount was over $70,000, and the deposits were made by each Mormon “ in the name of the Lord 1” After a while they wanted some money to use in making improvements, etc., and went to the Colonel, when for a day or two the following conversation frequently occurred ; Scene —Colonel’s house, with little office in the basement Enter Mormon. Mormon —Good morning, Colonel. How’s money matters? Colonel —Ah! money—eh 1 Oh ! all right, sir, always right. Mormon —Well, Colonel, I should like to have a few hundred of what I deposited with | you.” Colonel —All right, sir. What name was It deposited to the credit of? Mormon —lt was deposited in the name of the I-iord, Colonel —A good name, sir—an excellent name. Have you got the papers ? Mormon —(aghast)—What papers? Colonel —Why a cheek or draft, of course. Mormon —(astonished) —Check ! draft! Colonel —Yes. Check—draft. Didn’t you say your money was deposited in the name of the Lord ? Mormon —(his eyes opening)—Y c e e s! Colonel —Well, bring me his check or draft, j I will cash it for any amount A good banka ble name, sir. The Mormons finally discovered the 1 pint’ of the joke, and endeavored to make the Colonel disgorge. But in vain. The Colonel held on to the funds, and would not pay unless a check j of the individual in whoso name they were de- 1 ! posited, be given. The Colonel bought with ! his “ deposits” many leagues of land, before it | began to be valuable, and is now one of the rnillionarcs of the Pacific. Since that occasion \ | the Mormons have deposited in a different , manner, and have kept their eyes open for dig -1 nified Colonels who hang on to the “ duoats” iu the name of the Lord.— Exchange. The Maelstrom. —This famous whirlpool, so , well known to every school boy as the greatest “sucker” in the world, bids fair to be shorn of all its terrors, as science gradually supplants superstition. A writer in the “* Scientific Ame rican" says : “ I have been informed by a European acquaintance that the maelstrom has Ino existence. A nautical and scientific com mission went out and sailed all around and all ■ over where the maelstrom was said to be, but | could not find it; the sea was as smooth where the whirlpool ought to be as any other part of I the Gorman ocean. The Gulf of Coryvreekan, near the Island of 'Jura, in the Hebrides, used to bo the terror to | mariners, and boro a character second only to i the maelstrom for danger. Here, however, as j in the Penland Firth, between Scotland and the Orkneys, a rapid tide running through narrow ! straits, over a rough and rocky bottom, would naturally cause, at certain seasons, terrific over falls, very dangerous to pass in small, deep la | den coasters, or open boats ; while in the eddies small whirlpools would be formed, sufficient to j swamp a boat of small size too heavily laden. i These places being daily passed by vessels, , were soon shorn of their dangerous reputation, while the maelstrom, being more distant and out of the usual track of traders, has only re cently been deprived of it mysterious horrors, and like the upas tree of Java, must now take its place as an 1 exploded humbug.’ ” The Presidential Oath of Office. — The fact that Mr. Buchanan did not take the oath of office until after the delivery of his inaugu ral, has given rise to an impression with many | that it was an unusual thing. Such, however, is not the fact John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Polk and Taylor delivered their inaugural before taking the oath ; Harrison took it just before delivering the closing sentence; and General Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Pierce took it before the delivery. Tyler and Fillmore had no occasion to deliver addresses, as they were elected to the Vice Presidential office, and sue ceeded to the Presidency by reason of vacan cies from death. These inaugural addresses, it may be remarked, though they have come to be regarded as an essential part of the cere mony of installing a President, do not necessa rily belong to it, anil are, in fact, extra consti tutional. They are purely voluntary on the part of the President, who is only required by the constitution to take the oath of office. It is a remarkable fact that all the inaugural speeches of James Buchanan’s predecessors, though he is now the fifteenth President of the United States, have been delivered since he was born, so young are we as a nation. Wash ington delivered his first and only inaugural speech to the Senate, as did both Adams and i Jefferson; but ho delivered none on his second [ election. Though Jefferson delivered his first i inaugural in the Senate chamber, it was ad dressed to his “ Friends and Countrymen.”— Since his time the inauguration speeches of the Presidents have been addressed to the people, and have been delivered from the portico of the capitol.— Exchange. A (>oo<l One. County Court was sitting awhile ago in on the banks of the Connecticut It was cold weather at the time, and a knot of lawyers bad collected around the old Franklin in the bar room. The fire blazed, and mugs of flip were passing away without a groan, when in came a rough, gaunt looking “ babe of the woods, * knapsack on shoulder and staff in hand. He looked cold, and half perambulated the circle that hemmed in the fire, as with a wall of brass, looking for a chance to warm his shins. Nobody moved, however, and unable to sit down, for lack of a chair, lie din the next best thing—leaned against a wall, with “ tears in his fist and his eyes doubled up,” and lis tened to the discussion on the proper way of serving a referee on a warantec deed, as if he was the judge to decide the matter. Soon ho attracted the attention of the company, and a young sprig spoke to him. “ You look like a traveler.” “Wall, I s’posc I am ; I come from Wiscon sin afoot, at any rate.” “ From Wisconsin; that is a distance to go on one pair of legs. I say, did you ever pass through h—l in your travels ?” “ Yes sir,” he answered, a kind of wicked look stealing over his ugly phizamahogomy.— “ I ben through the outskirts.” “ I thought it likely. Well, what are the manners and customs there? of us would like to know.” “Oh,” says the pilgrim, deliberately half shutting his eyes, and drawing round the cor ner of his mouth till two rows of yellow stubs, with a mass of masticated pig-tail appeared through the slit in his cheek, “ you’ll find them much the same as in this region—the lawyers sit nighest the fire.” A New Cuke fou the Rheumatism.—Dr. Dixon, in his New York Monthly Scalpel, states that a gentleman of the highest veracity related to him the following snake story, which beats anything that we have heard lately. “ Going into an ordinary for his dinner, he was surprised to observe the extra care with which a gentleman, who took the scat opposite Ito him took off his hat lie turned his head :as nearly upside down as possible without breaking his neck ; then placing his hand over the inside of his hat, he again turned it, and | received its carefully guarded contents, con cealed in a pocket handkerchief, on his hand ; ! then gently lying the back of his hand on the cushion, ho slid the hat and contents off and commenced his dinner. The attention of my j friend was irresistibly directed towards the | hat; and his surprise greatly increased, the readtr may well imagine, on observing the ! head of a sizeable snake thrust out and looking sharply about him. The gentleman perceiving the discovery, addressed him ; “ My dear sir, I was in hopes to have dined alone, and not annoy any one with my poor pet. Allow me to explain: he is perfectly harmless; only a common black snake. I was advised to carry him on my head for rheumatism ; 1 have done so for a few weeks and am cured —positively cured of a most agonizing malady. I dare not yet part with him ; all my care is to avoid dis covery, and to treat my pet as well as possible in his confinement. I feed him on milk and eggs, and he docs not seem to suffer. Pardon me for my annoyance—you have my story; it is true. lam thankful to the informer for my cure ; and to you for your courtesy in not leav ing your dinner, disgusted.” One of the Tenants.—“ Jemmy, get some kindlins and make a fire.” “ An’ be jabers, how am I to do it, sir ? Murphy used the last banister, yesterday, sure.” “ The banisters gone 1 Then on the roof, and see if you can pick off any of them shin glcs.” “He the grey goose o’ Moses! an’ you’re right”—Exit Jemmy. In a week afterwards, Mr. Teddy O’Neil ap plies to the landlord for a reduction of “ rint” Queer people, those exotics. Makuving a Big Woman.—“ Going to mar ry her,” said Sydney Smith, bursting out laughing ; “going to marry her! Impossible, you mean a part of her; he could not marry her all himself. It would be a case, not of bigamy, but of trigamy ; the neighborhood or the magistrates would interfere. There is enough of her to furnish wives for the whole parish. One man to marry her I monstrous. You might people a colony with her, or read the riot act and disperse her; in short you might do anything with her but marry her.” Modesty.—A modest young lady, desiring a leg of a chicken at the table, said: “ I’ll take the part which ought to bo dressed in draw ers 1” A young gentleman opposite immediately called for that part which ought to wear tho bustle! Hartshorne was immediately admin istered to tho lady ; she required it. Wooden Nutmegs Outdone.—A Parisian dentist is now selling “ artificial teeth for ba bies.” He sells a great quantity of them to wet nurses in Paris, who are in tho habit of re ceiving presents on the first tooth of tho baby. An Irishman being in church where the collection apparatus resembled election boxes, on its being handed to him, whispered in the carrier’s ear that he was not naturalized, and could not vote. NO. 8.