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WARREN UAER, KilUor ami Pnblluher. YOL. 1. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. 6. A. MERRITT ALKX. DBKBINO. JftERRtTT Sf DEEMUJTG, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office on Main street, between Fourth and Fifth, MARIPOSA. altf ALEX. PEERING, NOTARY PUBLIC. Henry G. Worthington, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Office in Fremont's Adobe Hou.se, corner Main and Fifth sts. altf MARIPOSA. R . H. DALY, COUNSELLOR AT LAW; DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND NOTARY PUBLIC; MARIPOSA. Office in the Court House Building. nB-tf SAMI. D ALISON D. U. HARRIS. ALISON & HARRIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MARIPOSA . Office on Miin, between Fourth and Fifth Sts. Alt' B. B. Hall, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ■MERCED FALLS, MERCED COUNTY. altt J. S. WATTS, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOE TOWNSHIP No. 3 OHo. mi Mam atr«.t, two floor. Below the Poat Ofllec, MARIPOSA. altt ALFRED F. WASHBURN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOE TOWNSHIP No. 3, OFFICE IN MARIPOSA. Alii Hr. H. J. Paine, DENTIST, I.ATE OF THE FIRM OF PAINE 4 DFFJLS, DENTISTS, SAN FRANCISCO, Is now permanently located at II O R N I T O S, -\TriIERK HE WILL BE HAPPY TO ATTEND TOCATJ.S yy in his profession. Having, during an extensive pne tice of seventeen years, made many improvements in the Dental Art, and assisted materially in bringing it toils pres •nt high state of perfection, he feels warrant*- 1 in say in* to all tho-*e wishing Dental operations performed, or Artificial Teeth inserted, on fine gold plate, that his work cannot he excelled in the United States. Terms moderate. Consulta tions free. N. B- Dr. P. will make, occasionally, professional visits to the neighboring Towns, when he will attend persons at their residences, upon application, either by letter or other wise. DR, W. S. KAVANAUGH. OmCK-OK MAIN STREET, OPPOSITE DR. HDBBELL’B DAGUERREAN GALLERY, MARIPOSA. nl tf DR. JAMES L. CLARKE. OFFICE “PINE TREE HOUSE,” CORNER FIFTH AND MAIN STREETS, MARIPOSA. altf DR. THOMAS PAYNE. O^Offici —At Dr. A. D. Boyce's Drug Store, opposite the Tosemlte Hotel, Mariposa,—where he may be consulted at all hours. altf J. B. I S BAI L, DENTIST, MAIN STREET, MARIPOSA, Formerly of Philadelphia, (penn.) is perma neotlr located in Mariposa, having a comfortable and eeavea&eut Office, next door to the Pacific Express, with all tke neceaaary Instruments and appliances. Will do any kind of work that pertains to the profession of Dentistry, in a manner which shall give entire satisfaction, or the money refunded. Artificial Teeth inserted on Gold Plate or on Pivot, as the case may require. Teeth Plugged with pure Gold, or extracted. Children's Teeth regulated when neees sary, and all Diseases of the Gums treated, the most of which are called scurvy of the gums. Cure, or no pay. Chloroform adiuinlsU-rcd, if desired. Terms reasonable. Examination free. »Hf C 0 0 K A KENN E R , COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Paruuna Building, No. 140 Clay Street, «29-tf SAN FRANCISCO. JOHN A. LENT, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, No. 42 Montgomery Block, Montgomery street, altf San Fra.icibco. E. K. C AIIPKNTI Ell, COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Corner Merchant and Montgomery streets, altf Sax Francisco. SIGN P AINTINGi ORNAMENTAL SIGNS AND GENERAL LETTERING in a superior manner, and according to the latest styles, executed with neatness and dispatch, and at reason able rates. CI.AVEAU. Odd Fellows' Hall, Mariposa. April 7th, 1857. a 8 tf N. Petty, CONSTABLE, TOWNSHIP NO. 1. Particular attention paid to the collection of Aeconnta, Notes, Ac., j«ntf J. W. HUEY, CONSTABLE. Will attend to the Collecting of Accounts, and ell other buiincn Appertaining to hie office. ■ aa> Order* left it Jiwtire Waobbnnt'e off L-e. will be promptly attended to. HORNITOS, MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 16, 1857. MARIPOSA BUSINESS HOUSES. UNION HOUSE. BY FRANK WILLIAMS, ((Formerly of the “Franklin House.”) MARIPOSA. 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 be obtained. .... To hia House are also attached .... LIVERY S T ABLE . . .AND BATHS / BATHSI BATHSI Those who desire the comforts and benefits of u clean, luxurious Bath, Hot, Cold, Temperate, or Shower, can be accommodated, as the Proprietor spares no pains in administering to the wants of the outer as well as the inner man. Baths Fifty Cents each. altf MA R I ROS A 800 K STORE. AND NEWS DEPOT, AT THE OFFICE OF WELLS, FARGO L CO. Main street, Mariposa. THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECTFULLY inform the Public tha he will keep constantly on hand a good selection of BOOKS, STATIONERY, FANCY ARTICLES, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS, Which will he sold at Bates to suit the Times. • STEAMER PAPERS, for sending to the Atlantic States or Europe, (in wrappers, postage paid.) will be kept on the counter, at 25 cents per copy. California Daily or Weekly Papers furnished ov the single copy or by the week. 1 Orders for such Books or Articles as are not ou hand , will be received and promptly attended to. JyHtf I Mariposa, .Inly 8,1856. J. B. CONDON. NEW TOUACC<), CIGAR, AND VARIETY STORE, .... WHOLESALE AND RETAIL .... OPPOSITE CASIIMAN’S NEW STOKE. MARIPOSA. By JXToal cb McGrrnnn. tnr THE PROPRIETORS HAVE RECENTLY received an addition of many Articles must common in use. and will try to accommodate the wants and taste of the Public, isj)ccially in TOBACCO AND CIGARS. Great pains have been taken to select a good variety of FANCY ARTICLES, That are su'e to suit our Customers. To enumerate all our Articles, is useless: we will only mention NUTS, BOOKS, FRUITS, STATIONERY, BUTTER, CUTLERY, CHEESE, FANi V TOYS, GARDEN SEEDS. CONFECTIONERY, OIL, WALL PAPER, ETC., ETC. altf F URKME T URB AND BEDDING. MARI P O S A . CHARLES BTURCKE WTWOULD INFORM HIS FRIENDS AND THE Public that he has Removed his Manufactory as above of Furniture and Bedding, to a spacious place, nearly opposite the Post Office, Mariposa, where he is now pre pared tu sell and Manufacture to. order anv article In uis line. He has now on hand, and will netl at as Ijw a price as possible, a lot of Furniture, consisting of CANE-SEAT CHAIRS; OFFICE CHAIRS; ROCKING CHAIRS; NURSE CHAIRS; BEDSTEADS; BUREAUS; WABHSTANDB; TABLES, ETC., ETC. With a great variety of other Articles in his line, too numerous to mention. AM Articles that leave his Store are warranted to he what they are sold for, or no sale. altf MACHINE SHOP AND FOUNUR Y, BULLION STREET, Immediately in the Rear of Cathman's New Store. Mr. n. haskkij„ machinist, having his ma chine Simp and Foundry now in complete working fa der. would respectfully Inform his friend-* mid the public generally, that he is now prepared to do all kinds of Cast ing* to order, and will superintend in person the Makinaand Repairing of every description of Machinery in general use in the county. He is prepared to make Caslins/s ot 1600 lb*, weight, and will warrant all of his work stron r and perfect. If required, he will visit places requiring work done on Boil ers or Engines. altf HILLIARD BAI LS REPAIRED, and made perfectly round and true. Also—Balls for Rondo turned. ,i. A. HENRY, Butobor’s Sliop, MARIPOSA, AND WUOLBSALF. AND DETAIL HEALER IN Groceries autl Provisions, Superior Old Freneh Wines and Liquors, Havana ami American Cigars, French Clothing, direct from Paris. Kf Miners and others are lequealed to . all and examine for themselves before purchasing elsewhere. altf MARIPOSA BAKERY, BY O. 3VLBYEXI db OO MAIN STREET, BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH, MARIPOSA. THE PROPRIETOR OF THE MARIPOSA BAKERY ia always ready to anpplv Families with good, wholeaome BREAD ; also, PIES and CAKES, at LIVING PRICES. UaamMU. July 5, i«>« altf "THE UNION AND ITS GOVERNMENT Wbripos:! Draurtnrf. PUBLISHED EVERY TIU RSDA Y MORNING, BY WARREN BAER, RDITOU AND PUB LIS IIRR. TERMS: Per annum, in advance 15 00 For nix months, in advance 3 00 Single copies 26 Advertisement* inserted at liie lowest rates. B#" Every description of Plain and Fancy Job Printing neatly and promptly executed. HUGGED nv A SERPENT. BY A CANADIAN SETTLER. I was brought up near the Canadian line in Vermont My father owned a large farm, though he was an iron-worker by trade. I think he made some of the best rifles ever used. Not far from his farm was quite a Lake; we used to enjoy ourselves at fishing and sailing, for we had one of the best sail boats ever put into fresh water. We knew there were plenty of snakes about the Lake—espe cially one part of it—a wide piece of flats, where the water lay the most part of the year, and where the tall grass and reeds grew thick ly. It was a sort of bay, making up into the cove on the opposite side from the farm. We had seen some large snakes in the water, and I had tried to shoot them as they swam with their heads up, though I never happened to get one in that way. lam sure I hit one of them, but they managed to get away into the grass; and I had no desire to follow them, es pecially into such a place. Most of those that I saw were the common blar’k water snake, but they were not all alike. Some of the largest ones had a light colored ring around their necks; and I was told by those who knew, that these latter were by far the strongest and most dangerous. However, I was destined soon to have my eyes opened. One afternoon I saw a flock of black ducks fly over the house, and I was sure they lighted on the lake ; sol seized my double barreled gun and a munition, and started off. When T reached the landing, I saw the ducks away off by (he opposite shore. lat once cut some green boughs with my knife ; and having rigged up the bows of a small flat-bottomed scull wc kept on purpose for such work. I jumped in and started off There was a hole in the stern through which wc could put the oar, and thus scull the boat without sitting up in sight, so from where the ducks were, ray contrivance had the appearance of only a sim ple mass of boughs floating along upon the water. I had got near enough for a shot, and had draw n in the scull, and was in the act of taking up my gun, when the ducks started up. As quickly as possible I drew one hammer and let drive. I hit two of them, but they didn’t fall into the water. They fluttered along until they fell among the tall grass up in the cove. The water was low, and the place was dry where they were. I pulled up as far as I could, and then got out and waded up. I knew very near where one of the ducks had fallen, and very soon had my eye on it. As I ran up to take it, I saw the head of a black snake pop out and clutch it by the wing. I saw only the head and neck of the reptile, and had no idea how large a one it was; or, if I bad, probably I should have done just as 1 did, for I bad no idea of fearing such a thing. So I just runs up and snatches the bird away. I had left my gun in the boat, and had nothing to kill the chap w ith ; but as 1 took the duck, I just put my foot upon the thief’s neck. The ground w'as moist and slimy, and as the snake had his body braced among the roots, lie took bis head out from under my fool about as quick as a man could comfortably think. I thought I would run back to my boat and get my gun, and try to kill this fellow ; and I had just turn ed for that purpose, when I felt something strike my leg, ns though somebody had throw n a rope around it. I looked down and found that the snake had taken a turn around my left leg with his tail, and was in the act of clearing his body from the grass. I dropped the duck and gave a smart kick, hut that didn’t loosen him ; so 1 tried to put my right foot upon him, and thus draw my left leg away ; but I might us well have tried to put my foot on a streak of light ning! And hadn’t I been deceived ? I had forgot ten the proportionate size of the head of this species of black snake. I had expected to sec a snake four or five feet long; but instead of that, he was nearly eight feet and a half I 1 tell yc, I looked ten ways for Sunday about that time. Still, I hadn’t any great fear, for I supposed that when I put my hands on him, I could easily take him oft’ for 1 was pretty strong in the arms. In a few seconds he had his body all clear, and it was then that the first thrill shot through me. There he held himself by the simple turn around my leg, and with his back arched in and out, he brought his head just on a level with mine. I made a grab for him, hut missed him; ami then as quick os you can snap your finger, ho swept his head under my arm, clear around my body, and then straightened up and looked me in the face again. I gave another grab at him, and another, as quick as I could, hut ho dodg ed me, in spite of all I could do. I next felt the snake’s body working its way up. The turn of the tail was turned to my thigh, find the coil around my stomach com menced to tighten. About this time, I began to think there might be sonic serious work, and the quicker I took the snake off the bet ter. So I just grasped him as near the head as possible, by taking hold where he was around me—for ho could not dodge that part you know —and I tried to turn him otF. But this only made it worse. The fellow had now drawn himself up so high, and stretched so, that he whipped another turn about me. His tail was now about my left thigh, and the rest of him turned twice around my body—one of them being just at the pit of my stomach, and the other one above it. All this had occupied just about one half a minute from the time he first got the turn around my leg. The snake now had his head right around in front of my face, and he tried to make his way into my my mouth. What his intention was, I cannot surely tell, though I have always believed that he knew ho could strangle me in that way. He struck me one blow in the mouth that hurt me considerably; and after that 1 got him by the neck, and there I meant to hold him—at least, so that he should not strike me again. But about this time another difficulty arose. The moment I grasped the snake by the neck, he commenced to tighten his folds about my body I It wasn’t over a few seconds before I discovered that he’d soon squeeze the breath out of me in that way, and 1 determined to unwind him. He was in this way; The turn around the thigh was from left to right—then up between the logs to my right side, and around the back to the 101 l side —and so on with the second turn—thus bring ing his head under my left arm. I had the snake now with the left hand, and my idea was to pass his head around my back until I could reach it with my right, and so unwind him. I could press the fellow’s head down under my arm, but to got it around so as to reach it with my right hand, I could not! I tried—l put all my power into that one arm, but I could not do it. T could get the head just about under my arm-pit; but here my strength was applied to a disadvantage, and I could do no more. Until this moment 1 had not been really frightened. I had believed that I could un wind the serpent when I tried. I never dream ed what power he had. Why—only think— ns strong ns I was then—and could not put that snake's head around my back! I tried it until I knew that I coukl not do it, and then I gave it up. My next thought was of my jack knife ; but the lower coil of the snake was di rectly over my pocket, and I could not get in. I now for the first time, called out for help. I yelled with nil my might; and yet I knew the trial was next to useless, for no one could easily gain the place where I was without a boat. Yet I called out, hoping against hope. I grasped the snake by the body and pulled— T tried to break its neck. This plan presented itself with a gleam of promise; but it amounted to nothing. I might as well have tried to break a rope by bending forward or back ward. A full minute had now elapsed from the time when first I tried to pass the snake’s head around my back. His body bad become as elongated by his gradual pressure around my body, that ho bad room to carry his head around in a free and symmetrical curve. He had slipped from my grasp, and when I next caught him I found that I was weaker Ilian before. I could not bold him! The excite ment had prevented me from noticing this until now*. For a few minutes I was in a per fect frenzy. 1 leaped up and down—cried out as loud as I could—and grasped the snake with all my might. But it availed me nothing. He slipped his head from my weakened hand, and made a blow’ at my face, striking me fair ly upon my closed lips. This made mo mad, and I gave the infernal thing another grasp with both hands, trying once more to twist his neck. The only result was, that I got anoth er blow upon the mouth. But the moment of need was at hand. I felt the coils growing tighter and lighter around my body, and my breath was getting weak. A severe pain was beginning to result from the the pressure and I saw that the snake would soon have length enough for another turn. He was drawn so tightly that the center of his body was no bigger than his bend I The black skin was drawn to a tension that seemed its utmost and yet I could toil by the working of the largo scales upon the belly that he was drawing himself tighter still! “For God’s sake! ” 1 gasped, stricken with absolute terror, “what shall I do!” What could Ido? The enemy for wdiora I had at first held so little thought, was killing me— killing me slowly, openly, surely—and I had no help! I, a stout, strong man, was being actually held at the deadly will of a black snake I My breath was now* short, faint and quick, and I knew that I was growing purple in tiie face. My hands and arms were swollen and my fingers were numbed. 1 had let go of the snake's neck, and ho now carried the upper part of his body in a grace ful curve, his head vibrating from side to side, with an undulating motion of extreme grace fulness. At length I staggered. I was losing my strength rapidly, and the pain of my body had become excruciating. The snake’s skin where it w*aa coiled about me was so tight that it seemed almost transparent. He had found T EIIMS : FIVE DOLLAES PEE ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. me, or I had found him, in a slate of hunger, his stomach free from food, and his muscular force unimpaired. A second time I staggered and objects began to swim around me. A dizzy sensation was in my head, a faint ness at my heart, and a pain the most agoniz ing in my body. The snake had three feet of body free, lie had drawn himself certainly three feet longer than before. He had darted his head under my right arm, and brought it up over my shoulder, and pressing his under jaw firmly down, there, he gave a sudden wind that made me groan with pain. Each mo ment was an age of agony—each second a step nearer to death! My knife 1 Oh I if I could but reach it! Why not? Why not tear it out? My arms were free. Mercy 1 Why had I not thought of this before, when my hands had some strength in them? Vet I would try it. I col lected all my remaining power for the effort, and made the attempt My trowsers were of blue cotton stuff, and very strong —I could not tear it! I thought of the stitches. They might not be so tenacious. I grasped the cloth upon the inside of my thigh, and gave my last atom of strength to the effort The stitches started —they gave away 1 This re sult gave me hope, and hope gave me power. Another pull—with both hands—and the pocket was laid bare! With all the remain ing force 1 could command—with hope of life —of home—of everything I loved on earth in the effort—l caught the pocket upon the in side and bore down upon it. There was a crackling of the threads— a sound of tearing cloth—and —my knife was in my hands. I had yet sense enough to know that the smallest blade was the sharpest, and I opened it With one quick, nervous movement, I pressed the keen edge upon the tense skin, and drew it across. With a dull, tearing snap, the body parted, and the snake fell to the ground in two pieces! I staggered to the boat—l reached it—and there sunk down. I knew nothing more until I heard a voice calling my name. I opened my eyes, and looked up. My father stood over me, with terror depicted in his countenance. 1 told him my story as best I could, fie went up and got the duck I had taken from the snake—the other one he could not find—and also brought along the two pieces I had made of my enemy. Ho told me he had heard me cry out, and at once started off in the large boat after me, though it was a long while ere ho saw my boat. I bad lain there over half an hour when he found me. "When we reached home, the snake was measured, and found to be eight feet and four inches in length! It was a month before I fully recovered from the effects of that hugging; and to this day there is some thing in the very name of snake that sends a chill of horror to my heart! Guano Finale. —The following magnificent ly grandiloquent peroration was recently made by a “ western orator,” and wc commend it to the careful study of such of our readers as in tend to figure on the political stage. How sublimely the thought expands as it marches onward until at last the climax is reached, and the orator takes his seat amid tumultuous ap plause, like the sound of many waters: “ The time is critical! blood’s going to bo poured out like soap suds outen a wash tub, and every man that’s got a soul as big as the white of a nigger’s eye ’ 11 bo ready to fight, bleed, and die for his country! “Them’s the times, the times you want men in the councils of the nation that you can depend on—that’s me! I’m not a goin’ to make a ’lcctioneerin’ speech. I’d scorn the act! You know me; I’ve been fetched up among yc; already on the wings of toploftical imagination, I fancy I see you marchin* to the polls with a shout that makes the earth ring, “hurrah for Jim Smith!” comes down on the opposition like a thousand of brick on a rotten pumpkin.” A Real Tragedy.— The history of Sweden records a very extraordinarj' incident, which took place at. the representation of the Mystery of the passion, under King John 11, in 1518. The actor who performed the part of Longinus, the soldier who was to pierce the Christ on the cross in the side, was so transported with the spirit of his action, that he really killed the man who personated our Lord: who falling suddenly, and with great violence, overthrew the actress who represented the holy Mother. King John, who was present at this spectacle, was so enraged against Longinus, that ho leaped on the stage and struck off his head The spectators, who had been delighted with the too violent actor, became infuriated against their king, fell upon him in a throng and killed him. Hot.—A grammarian, last summer, conju gated tho increasing heat in somewhat the fol lowing style : —“ Hot, hotter, hottest; button tot, hottentotter, hottentottest; hottentotis simo, hottentotisimus, hot as an oven, hot as two ovens, hot as four ovens, hot as seven ovens hot.” To Make a young lady six fathoms deep in happiness, give her two canary birds, half a dozen moonbeams, 20 yards of silk, a crinoline skirt, an ice cream, several rose buds, a squeeze of the hand, and the promise of a new bonnet. If she don’t melt it will be because she can’t NO. 15. From the N. Y. Sunday Time*. Sidewalk ami Corner Gllmpece. AFTER MIDIfIOHT. There arc two communities in new York, as distinct from each other in habit, taste, man ner, and condition as the Chinese and the Choctaws. One of these communities is nev er seen by daylight, nor docs it show itself in bulk even by gaslight, until that light has been shut off from reputable evening haunts. It is after midnight. Let us take a stroll through Broadway, which seems to have been suddenly depopulated. Passing the petty thieves, the garroters, the homeless and hopeles inebriates, the young men who have lewd liaison f, and others whose hours for seeking business, pleasures, relief from mental suffering, or exercise and free dom in the open air are “ after midnight,” let us go to the next corner, where the spectral fig ure leans against the lamp-post. It is the figure of a woman, and hark! the bell of Trinity marks the hour of three. What can she want in the street at this hour ? She is not without shelter if she will go to it, for her dress bespeaks the possession of pecuniary means. But now that we approach her very closely, and bring a critical eye on her, we per ceive that her costly bonnet is awry, that her fixed optics arc blood-sholtcn, that her fips are black and frothy, and her cheek ghastly pale —as pale as marble. What is she trying to mutter? A prayer, for the tones of her voice arc reverential, and we catch the name of the Deity at intervals. “ Woman, arc you ill ? ” No answer. We take her by the arm, but she heeds us not. We shake her roughly, ay, rudely, and address her in a tone neither complimentary nor respectful. That rouses her. “Leave me, and go about your business 1 ” she says, with a hollow voice. “ But,” we remonstrate, “ you appear to be in distress.” “ Pass on, and do not notice it. ” Believing her to belong to an unfortunate class the members of which frequently indulge in strong drink in order to banish, temporarily, the remembrance of the gnawings of “ the worm that never dies, ” we arc about to go, when with a gasp she sinks upon the pave ment. “What ho I Police I” An old patrolman gets to bo as hardened to human suffering as a dispensary physician. He becomes so used to the “ after-midnight ” phantasmagoria of the highways and byways, that what appears mortally distressing to the unsophisticated in such affairs have, to his eye and heart, the semblance of matters-of-coursc. What’s this woman up to now ? ” says the policeman, twirling his club as if he would like to belabor her prostrate form with it; “ she’s tormented me for a month.” “ What, and who is she? ” “ Oh! she’s a respectable woman.” " And out in this plight, and at this time ? ” “ She’s got a husband.” Here the police man raises her from the ground, and supports her with his arm. He winks with a peculiar expression when he says she is a wife. He continues: “ iTou sec that tall and bright-looking house just in the middle of the block? Well, her husband’s there.” “ Why don’t she go to him ? ” “Ah that’s exactly what she musn’t do. I have to watch her closely to keep her from go ing into that house. Her husband lodges there altogether now; but he gives her plenty of money, and is willing to let her go where she pleases, and enjoy herself in her own way, and I m sure that ought to satisfy any reasonable woman.” She rises and calls for Edward. “ lie’s with the other one, madam, and you will never pet him away from her. I’ve told you so before. Why don’t you stay at home ?” “Home!” Oh, the depth of misery and meaning in that one short word, as with eyes turned despairingly to heaven, this woman utters it I These events tell by no means an unfrequent story —the principal actors in it arc an aban doned and crazed wife; an infatuated, faith less, and perjured husband; and a designing, beautiful, marble-hearted W'anton. “ If you come a botherin’ any more, I'll have to take you to the station,” says the police man, as the woman's pale features suddenly become flushed, and she clutches desperately at her chest. See, she tears her clothing to ribbands. Now, her efforts cease—her limbs relax—her face is no longer convulsed and dis torted. “My God! what’s the matter?” exclaims the policeman, as ho feels her unreserved weight upon his arm. Let us look at her again. It is all over.— She is dead! A bottle labelled laudanum, found in her pocket, sufficiently explains the cause of her decease. The policeman calls a hack, which stands at the opposite side of the street waiting for stragglers, the body is placed inside, he mounts the box with the driver, and all that is mortal of the abandoned wife is conveyed to the sta tion-house. Are the Mormons the only ones who practice polygamy in the United States? City life! You know nothing about it, reader, if you have never taken a stroll in the street* after midnight.