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WAIIRKN IIAKIt, Editor mid Publisher. VOL. 1. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. B. A.MEKIUTT ALEX. DBEJUKO. sn.iutiTT k itEEiti.ru, ATTOII N E Y S A T LAW. Office on Main street, between Fourth and Fifth, MARIPOSA. allf ALEX, DEERTXG, NOTARY PUBLIC. Henry G. Worthington, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. 'Office iu Fremont’* Adobe House, corner Main and Fifth its. altf MARIPOSA. R . H. DALY, COUNSELLOR AT LAWi DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND NOTARY PUBLIC; MARIPOSA. Office In the Court House Building. aB-tf ■AMI. 0. AIM* B. D. AARIU3. ALISON HARRIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MARIPOSA. Office on Main, let ween Fourth and Fifth Sts alt' R. B. Hall, ATTORN E Y A T LA W, MERCED FALLS. MERCED COUNTY. altf J. S . 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 FOR TOWNSHIP No. 3, OFFICE IV MAP.irO'A. altf Dr. 11. J. Paine, DENTIST, •LATE OF THE FIRM OF PAINE & BEERS, DENTISTS, HAN FRANCISCO, Ih now pennnnontljr located at II 0 II N I T 0 S , XIfnERE TIE WII.I, HE HAPPY f'» ATI: M» TO CAT J/ If in lE.' prof'---imj. Il.n i... u: ... • .!■ it-.'., i.iac lice of M'-viiteen vi*nr-i. mnde ifriri iin|ir<>t<-ineoi- in the l»ental Art, and H"itle«l maleri.ilU .t. > . • i..r . ;.i.*• enl huh stilt* of iierfaction. he feel • » u niii ■■ i in -av mr t" all tti>i-*i wishing Hemal oper-uimn performed. nr Ar'ilirial Teetli incite I, on One gol I pin n- that lit. work cannot be excelled in the United States. Terms moderate. Cuiinulta lion t free. N. B —Hr. P. will make, occasionally, professional vl»lt* to the neighboring Towns, when lie will attend persons ai their residences, upon application, eitlicr by letter or other wise. altf DR. W. S. KAVANAUGH. OFFICE—ON MAIN STREET, OPPOSITE DU HU UDELL'S DACUEiHIEAN CALI.ERY. MARIIXWA. altf DR. JAMES L. CLARKE. OFFICE —‘ PINE TREE HOUSE," CORNER FIFTH AND MAIN STREETS, MARIPOSA. altf HU. THOMAS PAYNE. 6 jF Ornci;— At Dr. A. D. Boyce’* Drug-Store, opposite the Voscniilf Uo'.el, Mariposa—■ahere he may be consulted at all hour*. altf J. □. ISBAIL, DENTIST, MAIN STREET, MARIPOSA, 1 FORMERLY OF PHILADELPHIA. (PENN.) IS PERM A item I v 1 Tiled in Maripo-a, having a comfortable and Convenient Office, next door t.i the Pacific Kxpre««. with all the nece»-,irv In■trunn-iiU and appliances. Will do any kind <d wok Unit ;n i l;iiiH to the |,i,,li --inn of |)enti*try, in a manner which *hnl| give entire -at i-faction, <>r the money refunded. Artilleial Teeth inserted on <;<>M Plate or on Pivot, a* the cisenrn require. Teeth Plugged with pure Gold, or extracted. Children . Teetli regulated when uere*- “ Ar 7’. un i all Disease* of Hie Gunn treated, the most of which are called scurvy of the gums, (jure, or no pay Chloroform administered, if desired Term* reasonable. Examination free. allf COOK & rE X N 11, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Parsons DoilUlng, Xo. 140 Cloy Street, «231 f SAN FRANCISCO. JOHN A. LENT, Attorney nml Counsellor nt Law, Vo 42 Mantgomcry Block, Montgomery Urcet, al if SaxFraxcisco. E. I!, 6ARP ENTIRE, COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Corner Merchant and Montgomery street*, altf Sax Francisco. SIGN PAINTING. Ornamental pic ns and general lettering. hi a superior manner. And in cording to ihe hta<l *t. let executed with neatness and dispatch, and at reason able rates. CLAVEAI’. Odd Fellows* Hall. Mariposa, April Tth. 1f67. uB-tf iN • Petty, CONSTABLE, TOWNSHIP NO. 1. Particular attention paid to tho collection of Accounts. Notes, Ac., jeiitf J“ - W. HUEY, CONSTABLE. Will attend to the Collecting e! Accounts, and «U other business appertaining to his office. •ir* Orders left at Justice Washburn’.* office, "ill b* prowpU/ at tended Ua. tt s .1 HORNITOS, MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY J), 1857. MARIPOSA BUSINESS HOUSES. UNION HOUSE. BY FRANK WILLIAMS, (Formerly of the “Franklin House.") MARIPOSA. ir«- THE PROPRIETOR INVITES FRIENDS. Strangers and Old Customers to give him a cull at his New House, near the head of Main street, At the Liberty Pole ; Where Board and Lodging of a first class Hotel can bo obtained. ... To his House are also attached LIVERY STABLE ...AND... BATHS / DA THS I DA THS I Those who dcs»'e the comforts and benefits of a clean, luxario-n Bath, II *l. Cold, Temperate, or Shower, can be ucc »mm h! ifed, us the Proprietor spares no pains in admini-tering to the wants of the outer as well as the inner man. Baths Filly Cents each. altf MARIPOSA ROOK STORE. AND NEWS DEPOT, AT THE OFFICE OF TELLS. FARGO L CO. Main street. Mariposa. THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECTFULLY ini rm the PubHc tha he will keep constantly on hand a wd neledion of BOOKS. STATIONERY, FANCY ARTICLES, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS, Which will he toll at Kates to suit the Times. STEAMER PAPERS, tnr «di<tin" ti the Atlmtlc States or Europe, (in wrappers, postage paid.) Will lx* i kept on the counter, »t 2.) ■ cits |»er copy. California Daily or Weekly Papers forniaOcd ov t c i -inslo copy or by the wee k. 1 Orders lor such Book* «<r Articles as arc not on hand will lie received and promptly attended t">. .Iv*tf Mariposa, .Inly H, J. IS. CONDON. NEW T< )I1A( ICO, CIGAR, AND ... VARIETY STORE, .... wholesale and reTaii OPPOSITE (.‘ASHMAN'S NEW STOKE. MARIPOSA. By TSJorvl tfc IVTcOranii. ggr THE PROPRIETORS HAVE RECENTLY received an addition of many Articles mo l - • iihium in me. ml will try t» ac•ommodulo the wa .t.uiid ta. le uf the Public, especially in TOBACCO AND CIGARS. Great pains have been tak n to select a good variety of FANCY ARTICI.ES, That are mi c to suit our Customers. To enumerate all our Articles, is useless: wo will only mention NUTS, BOOKS. FRUITS, STATIONERY, BUTTER, CUTLERY. CHEESE. FANCY TOYS, GARDEN SEEDS, CONFECTIONERY, OIL. WALL PAPER, ETC., ETC. nltf FURNITUHE AND BEDDING. MARIPOSA. CHARLES STURCKE XWWOULD INFORM HIS FRIENDS AND THE | Pu die tint be bus Rem wed bis Manufactory us above ( of Furniture and Bedding, I > a Mpacimn* place, neaily opposite the Post Ofilce, Mai i oan, » here ho is now pre pared to sell and Manulmture to order nnv mtiele In Ins line. He has now on h md, and will nml at us low I a price as possible, a lot of Furniture, confuting ot CANE-SEAT CHAIRS; OFFICE CHAIRS; ROCKING (HAIRS; NURSE CHAIRS; BEDSTEADS; BUREAUS: WASHSTANDS: TABLES, ETC., ETC. With a great v truly of other Aiticlcs In bis line, 1 too numerous to mention. AH Articles that leave ins store are warranted to be , what they are sold for, or no sale. nltf | MACHINE SHOP ... AND FOUNDRY, BULLION STREET, Immediately in the Hear of C a dim in's Xew Store. Mr n. iiamvF.u., m achinist, having ms ma-| chine >)i«*|> and Foundry now in complete working or- . dor, would r**.p>-ctlully inform bin friend* nnd the public | none rally, that he i. now prepared to do all kinds oi Cast- . ing* to order, and will *nueriniend in person tiic Making nnd Riq airing of every de-cnptlin of Machinery In gone nil n*e j in'ln* county. lie Is prepared t" make Castings ot 1500 lb*. 1 weight, and will warrant nil of hi* work strain: nnd per'eci It required, lie will vi-it places requiring work done on Roil- j er* Knvines, nltf D-T lIII.I.IaRD RAMS REPAIRED. and made perfectly round nnd true. A ho— 11..1U for Rondo turned. J. A. HENKY, Butolior’s Sliop, MAItIP O S A , AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Groceries anti Provisions, Superior Old French Wines and Liquors, | llavnnn mid American Cigars, French Clothing, direct from Paris. Vr7~ 'liners nnd others are requeued to call and examine for themselves before purchasing ehewbeic. ailt i MAUI PCS A BAKERY, DY C. MEYER cfc CO. main anturr, crnvLKN Finn ami sixth, siaiutosa. so- run rnopniETOß of the mahtofa BAKi'.UY is always u-ady t<t supni- Families a.'ll 1 I. IlUi: VTV > i.laa r» I I.*C na/l ( * AT, I. ■ good, wholesome BREAD ; also, PIES and CAKE.?, at LIVING PRICES. duly 8. ISM. altf " THE UNION AND ITS GOVERNMENT jflavipijsa jpnnocral. ! PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING, BY WARREN BAER, EDITOR AND rrDLIS II Rlt - TERMS: T>r annum. In advance $5 00 F<>r nix mouths, in advance H 00 I Hmrlc copipM 25 I Advertisements in»crted nt the lowest ralp«, Uir Hvpry description of Plain and Fancy Jub Printing ! neatly and promptly executed. From the Oilmui I.'flla. SPEECH OF GE.V. WILLIAM WALKER. AerrcaMy to the nnnoun<-' > m<*nt that General Walker would nddriiM the citizen of New Orlean* laat evening, on (,'nual street, near Cnrondelet, one of the largest meet insr« we Unve over seen, assembled at the a|i|toinled hour.— The General «poke nearly two hour*, and was listened to with intense Interest throughout. Knowing the general anxiety of the public to know and to read what Gen. Walk er haw to vny upon the Important subject lie n*prc*ciiU, have taken especial pains In prepare a* complete a report of hi* address as jKissible. It is scarcely necessary for us to commend Us perusal to our reader*, and without further comment at present, we submit our report as follow* : Frli.ow Citizens: —I stand before you not to vindicate a cause, for it needs none. What is just needs no vindication. This concourse of citizens, and the sympathy here manifested, attest the interest yon feel. But I stand to vindicate Americans arid the acts by which an American cause has been upheld by American citizens. In examining the motives of these acts, I ask you to discaid all prejudices, and to stand here as if you were posterity, to judge of history—to judge without fear or favor. Many and unscrupulous have been the means resorted to, to place me in a false light before my countrymen. These it is necessary to re move, and I challenge my enemies to point to a single act of mine which has been in viola lion of civil, or international lights. [Checiv] I challenge any one present to name any act of mine in Nicaragua which has not been stamped with the seal of justice. There are those who h ive charged upon me such motives as to attempt to vindicate them woul Ibo sheer mockery. There arc those who have charged upon me motives of avarice and personal gain. From such I scorn to vin dicate myself. The men who were with me in Nicaragua—my fellow county men in arms— will vindicate me from the charges of having such motives. But there are motives not so degrading at first blush : that I was a mere soldier of fortune, attemping to carry out my ambition, to make for myself a name and fame, this Imputation I nject us equally unfounded; and I hope to convince you that I was not a mere soldier of fortune, risking the lives and fortunes of my countrymen for the sake of am bition. The actions of my bond prove ano blcr motive. Iff have exerted myself for any purpose, it has been to extend American influ ence and Americanize Nicaragua. For thirty-five yeais a struggle had been going on among the Central American repub lics. The civil wars showed that the people were incapable of self government Nicara agiia was in a state of anarchy when I accep ted the offer of Chastillon. I refused to act in open violation of the United States. But I said there was no violation of the laws of our country in asking me to fight in behalf of the Democintic party. I sent an agent to Chaslil lon to tell him that the contract between us must be made accordingly; that I had an in vitation from General Cundiiras to assist the Hondurans, and would go there if Chastil lon apprehended any danger from the presence of the Americans in Nicaragua. On bended knees and with suppliant tones, the Provision al President of Nicaragua insisted that I should remain, and wished the Americans to be on his own side, for be knew them to be loyal and true. After my success on the Transit Route, I made a treaty by which the presence of Amer icans was approved by Corral and his party. I did this to secure the good will of all. There was not a Nicaraguan who could say, in the face of this treaty, that lie had not approved the presence of the Americans. Seven days after, in the prescnceof the priest before whom Gen. Corral and myself were sworn to the treaty, and before the ink was scarcely dry on the paper, he penned encouraging Ktiers to the Hondurans against the Americans. These fell into my hands, I felt that I might have brought him to the block; and by the pro visions of the treaty he could not have evaded his execution. This traitor proved to he guil tv, proved nothing in his extenuation, but beg ged for mercy. I felt then, as now, that a court ol justice was an act of wisdom, and mercy the pm tof folly. [Cheers ] I felt that justice and mercy would still he meted out, and that In six months nficr Cor ral’s death his party would be vanquished.— After the execution of Conal, the Rivas parly went over to the Democratic side, and Gen. Cabanas assisted the Hondurans. I went, by invitation, to the assistance of Nicaragua. Gen. lleras joined in the application which was made to m*’. Every ex rtion was made to in fluence me to take the Americans to Honduras. I replied that the Americans were there as friends to all parties. By my suggestion com missions were sent to Honduras and all the Stales, staling that wc desired peace, that our policy was pacific, and that under the circum stances to take sides was illiberal. Hcras ac knowledged the (ruth of my suggestions. He was not n Democrat, and was not in favor of assisting Cabanas. Deputies were sent by my advice, stating that wo desired peace. Wo shall see how far this was granted. In the meantime, an important event transpired. At the suggestion of Don Patricio Rivas, an Amer ican was sent to represent the government at Washington. I opposed tins as bad policy ; but I was not in authority, and my opposition was unavailing. They wanted an American to speak the American language. You all know, fellow-citizens, how he was received. None can paint the surprise of the Nicaraguans, because, on the plea of Pierce and Marcy, be was rejected on account of his being born in the United Stales. I knew the result, and told them of the relations that existed between the United Slates and Nicaragua ; but I assured them that my countrymen knew a power high er than that of president's and cabinets—that I had infinite confidence in that higher power, which the people held in their own hands—the true American sovereignty. [Appausc.] The alliance which followed between the four Central Amciican stales— the combina tion against American citizens in Nicaragua— is due to Pierce and Marcy, under their rejec tion of the Nicaraguan Minister. This hrou.ht the matter to maturity. Immediately the Cos ta Ricans, the supposed weakest power of the combination commenced hostilities by an open declaration of war. Then followed the almost anomalous decree by which the Costa Rican made war, not against the state hut against the Americans in Nicaragua. Thus commen ced the wot of the races—the great battle of the mongrels arid the white men. Tills, war then, was not begun by the Aincr icans in Nicaragua ; and I challenge the pro duction of n single act in which they did any thing but uphold the pledges made l»y the people of Nicaragua. After this it appears that Don Patricio Rivas plotted with the north- States f.»r c*ff ■■• ting the desertion of such Amer icans ns coil'd not he expelled by force. Amer ican lights were ignored in Nicaragua; Inihc* of money and even lands were freely off red in the face of our having braved war in its worst forms, and suffered the loss of life by the rage of famine and pestilence. They, howev er, prelcnted to he convinced of my assuran ces of the merits of our position, and were willing that the election of President should go before the people. This I desired, foi I well knew that the m i s of them detested with an implacable hatred the forced military service of the Costa Ricans. The election was decreed, hut, only think, the result was not declared before Rivas was found plotting a revolution, under the pre tence that the people were overawed by my presence. Bn*, “the wicked flee when no man pursucth”—l was not there; they were running from their own consciences. Notwith standing this conduct of Uiva-, the election re sulted in my elevation to the Presidency. By this I stood forth the only protector and law ful representative of the Nicaraguans. Rivas was previously hut the provisional President. I was commander-in-chief of one portion of the army, and it was through me he was named for the position. 1 was joint sponsor, and af ter the death of Corral, was the pole of his ele vation. I was hound by oath to put Rivas out when I was sworn in, hut I was justified be fore the world by U c unmistakable voice of the people, who knew the facts under which I had been elected. I need not recount the events which follow ed. J have but to vindicate the acts of Amer icans, in Nicaragua. You all know how long and how successfully I strived, with w hat means I forced back the enemy nod braved dial worst of foes, the linking pestilence, then raging with vio’encc in Granada. But for n new influence, which I regret to say comes but little less fiom my own than a fore-fin country, we might btill have been in the arms of Nicaragua. It is probable we had no rigid to expect sym pathy of the British, even if determined at the sacrifice of the honor and rights of British offi cers; hill I need not tell you that officers of the British service encouraged desertion from onr army, themselves forgetting their swords nod pretending to have honor in their hem ts. They hut obeyed the dictum of a superior au thority. But whatever the position of those officers, I could not hut think that, unless gov erned hy some stiangc collusion, they would not have interfered with American citizuis. It is impossible to explain it except by supposing that Americans were on the same side with the British. Our worst enemies were Un- Americans. Oh! that they had been born in some other country. It is to our shame that they should, at their birth, have breathed the same air os honest Americans. It was not un til the last exigency—that of reverse and dan ger —an American hearing the name and arm of an American officer, consumated w hat Brit ish intciferenre had begun. It is a duty to myself to explain-why w e are no longer in arms; and that, however insignificant might he the representative of our American Gov ernment, I should respect the American Hag ns much in him as in the highest officer; and that in surrendering 1 icservcd the right of appeal, not to the Government, hut to the gov ernors—to the people themselves. Capt. Davis made representations which I could hardly believe were true *, and Amciican as he was, ho committed an art which was TEIIMS : FIVE DOLLARS PEN ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. really one of war upon Nicaragua. But, con sider, follow citizens, that little vessel, the Granada, was covered with glory by Amcr can hands. She was manned by Ameiicans, had met a vessel of the enemy, and came off victorious id an engagement unequalled in the annals of naval warfare since the days of Paul Jones. Yes, fellow citizens, that event, in which the little Nicaraguan schooner was suc cessful, will be recurred to with pride by the historian, and the 11th of April will long be remembered by the American people. Who cannot feel proud at the spirit of manhood manifested by an American, born in your midst ? Yes, you can but feel that that little vessel was a fact in the history of American enterprise, surrounded with glorious memo ries which cannot be erased. Yet, despite the glories she has attached to our fame, there was not wanting an American to commit an act of which every lover of Ids country should be ashamed. It was reserved for Capt. Davis to make himself a party to an alliance with the British and the mongrels of South America to drive his own race from the Isthmus, lie expressed his determination to seize the Granada, and we were bound to yield to him. Yes, fellow citizens, we were forced to make terms and to surrender to an officer of the American Navy. Great was our indignation when wo learned that the Ameiicans had interferca with the American cause in Nicaragua. Why tins ac tion of Davis? Because he had received in structions from Washington. But why were those instuclions given ? It was because here was presented the real issue between the Mar cy treaty, as it was, and the Ameiicans in Nicaragua. Here was the starling source. The American Minister to England, and the ah olitionists of the North, determined that slavery should be excluded from a place over which Americans had no control. I care not what may he the ideas of those present, or what they may say in justification, it was but a combination to exclude the action of ihe sovereignty of Honduras from the Bay islands. Between the Stales of New Granada and Costa Rica there existed a question of boundary, originated, mainly, through men at New York—the agents of the steamship com pany. There was also a question of territory between Now Granada and Costa Ilica, and between Co-la Uica and N aragua, in relation to Buena Costa and the Mosquito leiritory. Tlu idea of this question was, for New Gran ada to enter into an agreement with Nicaragua that slavery should be excluded. Hero com menced Biilish intrigue in the desire to con found the relations of these governments with our domestic institutions. Here let mo say that I do net wish to ex cite political feeling on this subject. It is per haps fortunate that I was horn on a southern soil; it may be unfortunate that I cannot con sider slavery a moral or political wrong. My teachings may not have been altogether Wil hcrforcc. I may have touched a too sensitive point, but I feel I have only struck on the pivot of British interference. Look back to the origin of slavery in Amer en n history. Who introduced it into this country? Was he a man without honor? Cer tainly f w have stood higher in moral worth than La Gras Casas, the Spanish prieftt, who was the head and front of this offending. He introduced it in the sixteenth century for the relief of the Indians from the subjection of the Spanish. It were belter (hat he had fixed it permanently not only in Cuba, but in other regions of South America. Certainly he was wiser and far more liberal for his day, than the present followers of darken and Wil berforcc. Central America was in a worse condition than under the Spanish rule. The Govern ment was going to ruin. Mongrelism was the secret of its waning fortunes. What waste he done? It was left for us to Americanize Central America. On whom rested the right ofrcgcneiating the amalgamated races? On no other than the people of the United Slates, and especially in the Southern States. I call upon you therefore to execute this mission. You cannot, injustice to yourselves, sin ink from the duty. You cannot hut con tribute your energies in carrying out the great principle of American infiuence. As for my self, forced here as I am, I can but appeal to you to assist in gaining the American ascen dancy. My duly has been paid, and I would not turn back on the path I have traversed. No, gentlemen, forced here against my will, 1 feil that my duly calls me to return. [Ap plause ] All who arc nearest and dearest to mo arc there. There sleep the men, soldiers and officers, whose rights I cannot fail to see perfected. Here, too, the heirs of those who have perished claim that I should return. While I draw one breath I shall not leave a single stone unturned to secure them their in he titmice. I call upon you, then, follow-citizens, male and female, whose friends have perished, to lend your aid —upon the men to assist with their fortunes and purses—upon the mothers to belt the sword about their sons—upon the maiden, as she listens to the lover at her feet, until lie shall have vowed to go forth on the mission of his duty. Aye, fellow-citizens, I call upon you, by the glorious recollections of the past—to assist in carrying out and per fecting the Americanization of Central Ameri ca. [Great Cheering.] NO. 14. Account of the Killing of P. P. Pratt—Mr*. McLean'* Letter. The following fire extracts of a letter writ ten by Mrs. McLean, to the editor of the Wet tern Standard, giving an account of the killing of Parley Pratt by her husband. The Bul letin says that they must be taken cum grano Mali. After stating that her husband (Mr. McLean) had taken away his children from her, and she had been arrested on the charge of larceny, in connexion with Piatt, and James and Elias Gatmnell, of the clothing belonging to the children, and must go to Van Huron, Arkan sas, for liial, Mr<. McLean says: •‘The next day when on the way w’c met a company of soldiers who had P. P. arrested. Wo were carried to Van Huron, a distance of over a hundred miles, and brought before the court only to be toM, ‘There is nothing against you, you may depart.' When Parley was re leased fiom the prison, McLean took after him, and two men accompanied him, and a little later the rubble. Twelve miles from the town they got up v% ith him, fired six balls which only made holes in the skiit of his coat. “One of the men then headed Parley’s horse, which threw him entirely in the power of McLean, who then stabbed him twice; one of the wounds went direct to his heait and ho fell from his horse. Hut the fiend was not satisfied, after leaving him once fur dead, ho came back and when close to him fired, which made a wound on his neck hut would not have taken his life. After all this he lived (wo hours and n half and answered to many ques tions made hy persons who came to the sjiot, and saw him die. This is the testimony of the man who lives near the place and saw it all (the name Winn.) 1 went the following day under the protection of Mr. Hays, the Marshal, to Mr. Winn’s house, where I saw the dead body of the 4 Hclovcd Parley,* saw his pre cious blood dripping fiom his heart.” Wc make up the following brief sketch of the r.ffiir from the Van Burcn, (Ark.) Intel- If fencer: Pratt became acquainted with Mrs. Lean in San FrnncLeo, Cal., where she was at that lime (over two years ago) living with her hus band, Hector 11. McLean. They were happy and prosperous until she made the acquaint ance of Pratt, and embraced the Mormon faith. Soon aftcrwaids she doped with Pratt to Salt Like, and became his ninth wife. After the < 1 opement, at the request of Mrs. McLean*! parents residing in New Orleans, Mr. Mi Lean sent the children, two hoys and a girl, to them. Some months aftcrwaids Mr. McLean received news that his wife had eloped with two of the children. He immediately left San Fiancisco for New Oilcans, and there learned that his wife*, under the pretence of having abandoned Mormouism, had gained the confidence of her parents and eloped with the children. lie pursued them to Ft. Gibson, and succeeded in having them arrested, with Pratt, and taken to Van Hurcn, Ark., for trial. After an exam ination they wore discharged. Pratt, ns voon as released, left the city on horseback. McLean soon after started in pursuit, and overlook Pratt and killed him. The Intelligencer adds, 44 Deeply do wc sympathize w ith McLean in the unfortunate condition which Mormon vil lainy and fanaticism has placed him.” McLean was not arrested; and such is the popular feeling against Mormon rascality, that a writer from the vicinity says that there was not a jail in Aikansas that would have held McLean had be been arrested. Mas. Partinoton in Minnesota.— 41 Life Unstinted by foul air in wells,” mused Mrs. Partington, listening to Ike’s reading of the ad vertisement of the celebrated phrenologist and publishers, in the last number of the Hytown Beacon, and slightly mistaking the meaning, good soul. 41 Foul air in wells, ” repeated she, 44 this must bo the carbuncle astral gas that flustrates so many lives of impudent people who venture Into wells without first pulling in a Hamingo to burn up the gas. Why will folks continue to remain so inconsiderable, and not take warning from the innumerous number of lives already frustrated, ” added she, in a warning (one of voice, and seizing her knitting, her needles Hew with a rapidity astonishing to the uninitiated. 44 How many lives,” again ad ded she, after a brown study of ten minutes, and dropping her half finished stocking into her lap, 44 how many lives arc frustrated by gas of one kind or another !” The Whole Animal.— A wagoner was pass ing through a village in Georgia, mid on being asked 44 w here he was from V” gave the follow ing answer: 44 1 am from Cowcorn Hill, at Oxford Ford of Yearling branch, which runs through Calf meadow and empties into Heifer piongof Steer Cieek, near Bull.sburough, in Coweta county. My name is Stockton —was born on Eik river, brought up in Cuttlebury, Kentucky, and I can yoke and break a steer, tame a bull, or chase a buffalo equal to a pra’iie hunter, and skin any man opposed to Jackson. ” 44 How fortunate I am, in meeting a rain-beau in this storm, said a young lady who was caught in a shown* the other day, to her beau of promise who happened along with an um brella. 44 And T, ” said ho gallantly, “ am oa much so as the poor Laplander when ho caught a rein doer. "