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£|e trinilij Journal IS PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY, AT Weavervllle, Trinity County, California i DAVID eTgORDON, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. • FJPiCB —HOSLINGER k CO.’S BUILDING, UP STAIRS, (LATE ARMORY HALL.) Subscription Hates —In Advance: One year, $5 OU j Six fnontlis, $3 00 | Three months, $2 00. The paper will I** mailed semi-monthly t<» any mhlress in the Atlantic Statei or Europe at the above rates, and the necessary amount f..r postage (which must he prepaid) a*lded on all papers going out of the United States. Haten of Advertising : One square, of 10 lines or less, first insertion, - * t* Each subsequent insertion, " * ' " * (50 per cent, discount to Yearly advertisers.) Professional cards, (5 lines or les«) per year - - - - * Notices of Benevolent or other societies, per year. - Uoo iiotcb, Saloon?, k(. Union Hotel! COURT STREET, WEAVERVIUE. VOLLJIERS, PAILSES <fc WEISE, PROPKIETOBS. THE PROPRIETORS AN nonncc to their old friends and the public that they have ju-t enlarged and re-fitted this old and popular Hotel, and are now prepar ed to furnish Sleeping .u-eomniodntions for fifty persons. A fine PARLOR has been added to the House, together with a number of double booms for families. The TABLE will be well supplied with every thing the market of this section affords, and ev ery' attention paid to the wants of patrons. Stages leave this House daily' for Shasta and Trinity river. OTTO \ OLLMKRS, PETER PAULSEN, PETER WEISE. Weaverville, August 1, 1866. Bank Exchange S.\ 1.0 ON'. FRANK W. YOUNG, - Proprietor. Excellent Liquors and Cigars! 2 Fine Marble-Ton Billiard Tables. ALWAYS IN OOOU OUUER. p,„. *„1« —Itnllfi siikl llillisn*<l r |’iMmilli ntrx. geiicriiHy. ||nl]* colored at $1 i»*‘ r Weaverville, May 20, 1800. Ivll. irr I'IATIT lIAI.L &. WILLIAMS, Proprietors. ill • HAVING PURCHASED AND TllOR oughlr refitted the above old established stand, the proprietors respectfully solicit trial" of their neconimodations by sojourners and the traveling public. The SLEEPING APARTMENTS Are second to no House in the North, and the Table is supplied with the rhuieest ot everything afforded in a mountain market. Eciy” Connected with the House are good Sta bles where animals will be well fed and eared for ’ Everv attention will be given those who may favor "the House with theH patronage.^ DAVID HALL, Trinity Center, July 1. 1866. 25 - to - GREENLS HOTEL! STAGE HOUSE! Main Hired, Shasta, California. THE UNDERSIGNED HAS PUR chased the old and popular stand known [m«!BL as the AMERICAN HOTEL, where he 111118 rill ii nc. forth he found. ready and wil ing to dcvoi ■ ’ " hole attention to the want jf his o’ trie. raf Tit • tas '■ r. vl ich col U fravelcrs in an.l the traveling public, c. of the California Stage Corapa • moved to the new House, from v- in all directions assured that the Table and Sleeping Accommodation* Will be second to no Hotel in Northern Califor nia. A trial of the new Hotel and Stage House is solicited by TOM. GREENE. Proprietor. Shasta, June 15. 1805. -3. ts. EMPIRE HOTEL! Main Street, Weaverville. . . THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFCL- Iy announces to his friend* and the trav- JjJ. cling public that having thoroughly ren ovated and repaired the above Hotel, he is now prepared to furnish Superior BOARDING ACCOMMODATIONS to all who favor him with their patronage. The Table will he supplied with the best of every thing which can be obtained, and the Bar with chicc Wines and Liquors. WM. CONDON. Weaverville. May 10. 18GG. 18. to. NEW - YORK HOTEL and Stage House! MAIN* STREET, - - WEAVERVILLE. MORRIS St BR ADA*, Proprietors. THIS HOTEL IS FIRE-PROOF and offers superior accommodation ! to both the resident and travelin public. The California Stage Com Mvbußivc is at this Hotel. JAS. MORRIS, ‘ ’ B. BRADV. Weaverville, July 1. 1864. 25.t0. HfTlis Trinity Journal costs only Five lollars a Year. Send It Home. INSURE IN THE UNION! SStelilfl Cniutn |<rarnal. 3 family: fn'ttfpni'tinit in |lulitirs, anti rpriiolrti la Hit Jftliiiitrtiiifnl af ©amt intfrfsls. HOSTETTER’S CELEBRATED Stomach Bitters! A PURE AND POWERFUL TONIC, CORRECTIVE ami ALTERATIVE! OF WONDERFUL EFFICACY IN DISEASES STOMACH, LIVER and BOWELS ! 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In the convalescent staices of all diseases it operates as a de lightful invigoniiit. When the powers of nature are relaxed, it operates to reinforce and re-establish them. The weak stomach is rapidly invigorated, ami the appetite restored l.v this agreeable Tonir.nnd hence it works wonders in rase of'DYSPEPSIA, and in less confirmed forms of Indi ge-tioii. Acting as a gentle nnd painless aperient, as well as upon the liver.it also invariably relieves tin; Constipation in duced by irregular action of the digestive secretive organs. Persons of feeble habit, liable to Nervous attacks. Lowness of Spirits and Fits of Languor, find prompt and permanent relief from the Hitters. The testimony on this point is most conclusive, and comes from both sexes. The agony of BILIOUS COLIC is immediately assuaged l.v a single dose of the stimulant, and by occasionally resort ing to it. the return of the complaint may be prevented. Last, though not least.it is the ONLY SAFE STIMI LA NT. being manufactured from sound and innoccuous materials, and entirely free from the arid elements present more or less all the ordinary tonics and stomachics of the day. No family medicine has been so universally, and, it may be truly added, deservedly popular with the intelligent por tion of the community, as Jlontelter'd Bittern. - SOLD BY Druggists. Grocers and Storekeepers EVERYWHERE, AND BY HOSTETTER, SMITH & DEAN, SOLE AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST, 401, 403 nml 405 Hnttery at., $lOO Reward For an Incurable Case! -u.# Special attention is respectfully di rected to our exclusive manufacture of the celebrated Golden Balsam, a prepara tion never known to fall in the cure of Syphi lis, in all its stages, and used in the French Hos dtals for the last ten years with the greatest success, r obvious reasons, we cannot publish the testimonials of » thousands who have been cured by it. but in the in merable cases in which it has been administered, we ve yet to learn an instance of its failure. GOLDEN ILSAM, No. 1, for first and second stages, such as sores the legs or body, sore eyes. etc. Golden Balsam. No. 2, Tertiary. Mercurial or Syphaletic Rheumatism, pains in * bones, etc. Sent by express to any part of the Pacific ist. Price, Fifty Dollars per dozen, or Five Dollars per 'tie • c. F. RICHARDS k. CO., iclesale and Retail Druggists and Chemists, corner Clay u,d Sansome streets, San Francisco, sole agents, to whom all orders must be addressed. Also, agents for the celebrated Spanish Antidote, a prepara tion warranted to euro Gonorrhoea, Gleet, Irritation, Gravel, and all Urinary de rangements. Neither of the above genuine without our signa ture across the face of the 15. label. * *7- PACIFIC BREWERY (OLD STAND—MAIN STREET —WEAVERVILLE.) LORENZ & HAGLEMAN, I ATE OF THE BAVARIA BREWERY, HAV- J ing purchased the entire interest of Walter k Co. in the above establishment, are prepared to supply the public with a choice article ot Pure Lager Beer, IN KEGS OR BOTTLES. Attention is called to the fact that we arc furnishing a superior article of for M R-S -IXG PURPOSES —so pronounced by those who have used it. Orders left at the Brewery will be promptly tilled, and Beer delivered without ad ditional charge. Also, SODA and SARSAPARILLA, manufactured after the most improved processes. HENRY LORENZ, JOHN HAGLEMAN. Woaverville. Oct. 20, 1865. 42.t0. $•200 REWARD! >ACIFIC INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. WILL PAY i HUNDRED DOLLAS Gold Coin, for such information as will he conviction of an incendiary or incen who may set fire to any building or buil n this town or county. H. GREENHOOD, Resident Agent, erville, Nov- 25, 1864. 4,; to - M. GRAY, importer of FOREIGN AND AMERICAN MUSIC, and Musical Instruments, 613 CLAY STREET, - - - SAN FRANCISCO. SOLE AGENT FOR Stein way & Son’s* Pianos, GILMORE, GRAVES & CO.'S BRASS INSTRUMENTS, and MARTIN'S GUITARS. •A-Roman Violin Strings, of dirsrt importation. 21. WEAYERVILLE, CALIFORXIA, NOVEMBER 3.1866. WEAYEEVILLE DRUG STORE. M. Oberdeener, (Successor to M. F. Griffin,) DEALER IX Drugs, Medicines, PATENT MEDICINES, PERFUMERY, TOILET ARTICLES, Etc. [AVIXG PURCHASED THE ENTIRE STOCK contained in the above establishment, I shall henceforth keep a full and complete as sortment of all articles usually found in a well regulated Drug Store. a Physician*’ Prescriptions _ ____ Will be carefully and properly compounded AT ALL HOURS. Traders Supplied ou Liberal Terms. THE Weaverville Book Store also been combined with the establishment, d a well-selected stock of BLANK BOOKS, WRITING PAPER, ') ' » Stationery, Cutlery, Gold Pens, PHOTOGRAPH albums FANCY ARTICLES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, VIOLIN STRINGS, Etc., will be kept. ALSO, School, Standard and Miscellaneous Books, Newspapers, Magazines, etc., WROIESAI.E AND RETAIL. Weaverville, March 15, 18CG. 10.tf. PHILADELPHIA jv lit*'. (|WV*S> 0 JLmlbmJ w—S/w O - , HOSLINGER & CO., -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN BOOTS. j I A GAITERS, ('IIIU)KE\'S SHOES, in great variety. Saddlery, Will jam Leather ancW Findings. Sc HAVING JUST UE ceivcd a large stock of new goods in our lino, ,ns well ns a full sup ply of material, wc are now prepared to sell goods very cheap, and to manufacture Boots to order at short notice and living rates. Wc have a fine assortment ol Benkcrt's Bools and Milos k Sons' SLIPPERS and GAITERS , on hand. fS&T' Repairing done at short notice. The pub lic is requested to give us a trial. J. M. EINFALT, V. HOSLINGEK. Weaverville, June 5,18 CC. I‘J.to. -o I 'tim t ( Sucrentor» to Pierce, Church tC C 0.,) FORWARDERS —AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS! Fire-Proof Brick Warehouse, formerly occupied by PIERCE, CHURCH & CO., t«.Onk street, near Steamboat Landing.-g:* ISRAEL COMSTOCK will attend to the For warding and Commission business in person. Wc hope to receive a continuance of the patron age heretofore extended to the old firm. Red Bluff, June 1, 1866. 45 td. THEDE’S CANYON CITY AND WEAVERVILLE EXPRESS! The undersigned has commenced a regular semi-weekly Express between the above points, leaving CANYON CITY ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY, AND WEAVERVIUE ON TUESDAY AND SATURDAY, TOVCBISG BOTH WAYS AT JUNCTION CITV, ARKANSAS DAM, EVANS' BAR. STEINER’S FLAT and DOUGLAS CITY. made, and a general Express business done. All orders promptlv filled. GUSTAV THEDE. Weaverville, June 20, 1866. 24.t0. HENRY OVERMOHLE —DEALER IS— HAVANA CIGARS, TOBACCOS, FANCY GROCERIES, TOYS, CUTLERY, Genuine California Meerschaum Pipes, PLAYING CARDS, CONFECTIONERY, ' FRUITS, FANCY ARTICLES, AC. Howe’s Brick Building, Main Street. 1. (west side,) weaverville. 11. NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS All persons knowing tiiemselv indebted to the undersigned are requests, settle their accounts before the FRIST DAY OF OCTOBER Mt, and from this date all accounts contracted ith me must be settled monthly. CHAS. SUPER. Douglas City, Sept. 1, 1866. 34:t0. AEE YOU INSURED ? Inuitij journal. County H'arranh and Greenback* taken at their ruling value in payment for subscriptions to this paper. To soldiers in the Oovernmet service the Journal will be furnished for Greenbacks at par. Weaverville, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1866. John Billings Defines iiis Position. — I got j j'ure letter by acksident. and reply very mutch i as follcrs : I am a Black Republican with white anty- j cedents. I alwuz wuz agin slavery ov enny kind, not ■ bekase it wuz konstitutional, but bekase it wuz . ungodly. | 1 don’t believe the best judges ov kolor kan ever pick out a nigger's soul in the kingdom ov Heaven. I believe in tbe doctrin ov seceshun—if I j don’t like mi borne and am 21, I hev a right ; tow go oph, but I haint got enny rite tew take the old man’s farm or bis tin-wair with me. I voted for Aude Johnson, he is a very smart ; man; he has sed a great many good things — i about himself. I am in favor ov him for the next President, after ho is elckted. I am in favor ov the Philadelphy Conven sluin: the Bible speaks about a convenshun that wuz once held at a town called Babel, out East ; there wuz so mutch folks there ov differ ent idees, trying to talk the same language, that their tongs wuz suddinly confounded tew sute their sentiments. This mite happin once more, and then we mite get at the truth. 1 am in favor ov the Saratogy Convenshun, and so are aul the hotel-keepers and pharaoh bankers up thare tew, so I am told. I am in favor ov the President’s rekonstruck sbun policy, if I only cood understand it. It works well in and wood work tbe same way up in Varmount. Individools ov a wanderin torn ov mind kan git out ov the Union, but no State kan ; there fore I am in favor ov having all the States rep resented in Congress, just as soon as there kan be found enny white mails who haint been wan derin tew mutch lately. This may be difficult tew find, and it may be necessary tew admit sum niggers for a spell , in case it sbood I wood advise having them iron clad. _ , . , , . I am in favor ov a high tariff. So high that no forrin things cood git within 300 miles ov our eastern coast for six years, and if we must be eat up with high prices, let us eat up ourselves, and see bow it tastes. I am in favor ov being made Post-master in our city, but I am about the only man that iz, which speakes well lor the disinterestedness ov our citizens. I am also in favor ov short stories, when a man haint much tew say. Josh Billings. The Remakes of Puesiuent Lincoln at Get rvsitruG. —It has been a matter of general desire that we should republish tbe noble remarks of President Lincoln at the dedicatory services on the field of Gettysburg. Tbe soul-moving utter ances have been spoken of in terms of high eulogy in Europe as well as in this country, and we gladly comply with the request fora republica tion “ Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that” nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogathcr fit ting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above onr power to add or detract. The world will little note, or long remember, what they did here. It is for ns, the living, rather to be dedicated here lothcunfinishcd work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before ns. that from these honored dead we take increas ed devotion to Hint cause for which they gave the Inst full measure of devotion ; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain: that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that Govern ment of all the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” General Logan and the President. —The Washington correspondent of the Worcester Spy relates the following incident:—“A little inci dent related of Gen. Logan and tbe President will well illustrate the passionate determination of the latter. When Logan was here last, he called at the White House and obtained a private interview with Mr. Johnson. It was a couple of days before be spoke his denunciation of the Presidential course. The Illinois soldier expos tulated with the Tennessee executive as to the policy of the latter, assuring him of his mistake, and declaring the people generally opposed to his policy. This the President doubted. Gen. Logan, with friendly but emphatic language, as sured him that the West was determined thatthe •South should not come back except on their terms. The West would not submit to less. “Bv God !” was Mr. Johnson’s insolent reply, ‘I will make them. They shall submit.’ ‘Mr. President, they won t do it,’ said Gen. Logan, ‘ not even if in resisting the attempt they have to hang you and Jeff. Davis on the same tree.’ Of course the interview was abruptly terminated. Andrew Johnson continues his attempt at the consummation of ‘his policy, and John A. Lo gan is at work on the prairies rousing the people with that sense of danger which the accidental President has contrived to arouse in the breast of every earnest man with whom he has come in contact.” Brief. —Wm. J. Beggs retires from the edito rial control of the Auburn Stars and Stripes in the following brief valedictory:—“The under signed has long looked forward to a release from this business. He has succeeded. Vale.” An exchange offers a reward of five dollars for the name of any good man in Indiana who has acted in good faith with the Union party, and turned to be a Johnson man without being ac tuated by the hope of office. A safe offer. How to Raise the Devil. —ln a very old copy of a work still extant, on necromancy, is tbe fol lowing quaint passage :—“ Question —How to raise thedevicl? Answer — Contradict yer wife. Thirty-six years ago, October sth, six persons organized tbe “ Church of Jesus Christ o a ter-Dav Saints.”, Baby on the Porch. Out on the porch, by the open door. Sweet with rose*, and cool with shade, Baby in creeping over the floor— Dear little winsome blue-eyed maid! All about her the shadows dance, All above her the rows swing, Sunbeams in the lattice glance. Robins up in the brunches sing. Up at the blossoms her fingers reach, Lisping her pleading in broken words, Cooing away in her tender speech, Songs like the twitter of nestling birds. Creeping, creeping, o’er the floor. Soon my baby will find her wings, Fluttering out at the open door. Into the wonderful world of things. Bloom of r»»seß, balm of dew. Brooks that bubble, and winds that call, All things lovely, and glad, and new% And the Father watching us over it all. Andrew Johnson’s Questions Answered. — At Cleveland, on Saturday 23th ult., in response to a serenade, General Buttler took occasion, be fore an audience of 5,000 persons, to answer as follows the questions propounded hy Andrew Johnson : Men ok Ohio : I doubt whether you ought to desire me to speak to you from this place at this hour. I am told it is an unfortunate place for speakers—especially in the evening. [Shouts of laughter and cries of “ that s so. ] Hut un deterred by the fate of my predecessor, and re lying on your courtesy and kindness, 1 propose to answer a question or two which he put to the citizens of Cleveland from this balcony, where I now stand. After saying that ho solely represented the entire Government, and after opening his attack upon Congress, the chosen representatives ot the people, he put this question : “ What con stitutional provision have I violated?" And then lie added : “ What docs General liutler says 7” I will tell him. First and foremost, General Butler says that the President of the Cnitcd States has set him a very difficult task. If he had asked what con stitutional provision have I not violated? my task would have been most easy. But notwithstanding that, I will endeavor in a moment, if you will allow me, to remind the President of one or two violations of the Con stitution of which he has been guilty. First, then—and this, I think has struck the American people with more of shame and mor tification than anv other—they have seen the President of the United States, in derogation of his high office, deliberately going round the country endeavoring to bring the Congress of the United States, a co-ordinate branch of the Government, into public hatard, ridicule and contempt. There is no parallel to their conduct in all time previous. In the great contest, for example when Jackson was in the chair, be tween the executive and Congress, never was there heard from that man of iron will and pos itive convections, anything but the most re spectful language concerning the co-ordinate branch of the Government. What is the duty ofthe President of the United Stales in this be half? It is to treat each branch of the Govern ment so that each branch may be respected by the people in its authority : and it is a gross violation of the principles and of the spirit, aye, and of the letter of the Constitution when one branch of the Government sets itself up against io other. [Cheers.] It is no excuse for the President to affirm that Mr. .Stevens or Mr. Sumner or any other mem ber of a branch of the Government uses unbe coming language toward him, or opposes him, because they are individuals only and not a de partment of the Government, whereas Congress as a bodv have never treated him otherwise that with respect, lint he, the chief executive of the nation, is in himself a department of the Government, and his words and acts are those of the Executive Department, which ought to set the people a high example of respect toward the legislative branch of the Government. Xo monarch, however despotic, ever denoun ced to his people any estate or council of his government with however limited powers un til he determined by arbitrary usurpation of power to destroy it ns a portion of the gov erning'or restoring authority of the State. What other purpose could the President have in taking upon himself the grave responsibility ot denouncing Congress in a hundred speeches on his journey from Washington to Chicago, and on his return? His purpose is plain. He saw that Congress would stand in his way and not suffer him to concentrate all the powers of the Government in his own hands nor permit him in opposition to their will to reorganize the re volted States. Thus battled in his hopes of sub ordinating Congress to his sovereign will, he was determined to break it down as tar as his voice and influence went, so as to familiarize the peo ple with the idea that th:s Congress is not a constitutional body, but one which to be suppressed as interfering with the restoration of the peace and unity of the nation. Evidences of this design arc not wanting. What else did the question of his Secretary of State mep.u when he asked the people of the West whether they would have Mr. Johnson as King or Presi dent? It was a threat to the people. We an swer it, in all humbleness, ‘‘as neither, thank you !" [Cheers and laughter.] The President in his own choice rhetoric, has characterized the national legislature a rump Congress, an an excrcssence “ hanging on the verge of the government. 1 ’ Mark the logic of the argument which he here advanced, a? he stood on this spot, in that memorable journey ostensibly made to attend the dedication of Sen ator Douglas' monument, but which turned out to be his own funeral Cortege, [daughter and cheers.] Afraid He Might Be Dead.—Scene at the counting-room of a morning newspaper. Enter, a man of Teutonic tendencies, considerable the worse for last night’s spree. Teuton (To the man at the desk) —“If you blease, sir, I vants de baper mit dis mornings. One vot hash de names of de beebels vot kills cholera all de vile.’’ He was handed a paper, and after looking it over in a confused way, said : “ Vill you pe so good ash to read de nnm vot don’t have de cholera any more too i !on just now, and see if Carl Geinsenkoope ha The go clerk m very obligingly bV-Abe Teuton listening with tremj meanwhile, in ing the perspirat'on from A completed, ex Th 1 ; ; Voa i“ D Vo fi s n u d cb e “ame there, sir.’’ Tfcton f Seizing him warmly .by the band)— .‘This ish niee-this ish some funs: that ish 1 I pin trunk ash never vas, and, by um I vas fraid I vas gone ted mit cholera, and didn't knows it. Mine Cot ! 1 vas scart. Rcmob has it that Mr. Jefferson Davis will be pardoned and offered * place in the Cabinet. NUMBER 43. LINCOLN. Mr. F. B. Carpenter's book, “ Six Months at the White House,” just published, contains the following little anecdotes of the late good PrcM dent Lincoln, which, wo believe, have not be fore appeared in print : “IT IS THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS.” In August, 1864, the prospects of the Union party, in reference to the Presidential election, became very gloomy. A friend, the private secretary of one of the Cabinet ministers, who spent ft few days in New York at this juncture, returned to Washington with so discouraging an account of the political situation, that after hear ing it the Secretary told him to go to the White House and repeat it to the President. My friend said that he found Mr. Lincoln alone, looking more than usually careworn and sad. Upon hearing the statement he walked two or three times across the floor in silence. Returning, he said with grim earnestness of tone and manner ; “ Well, I cannot run the political machine; 1 have enough on my hands without that. It is the people’s business—the election is in their hands. If they turn their backs to the fire and get scorched in the rear, they’ll find they have got to 1 sit : on the ‘ blister!’” MR. LINCOM-S AND OES. PHELPS. When General Phelps look possession of Ship Island, near New Orleans, early in the war, it will be remembered that he issued a proclama tion, somewhat bombastic in tone, freeing the slaves. To the surprise of many people, on both sides, the President took no official notice of this movement. Some time had elapsed, when one day a friend took him to task for his seeming indifference on so important a matter. “ Well,” said Mr. Linaoln, “ I feel about that a good deal as a man whom I will call Jones, whom I once knew, did about his wife. He was one of your meek men, and had the reputation of being badly henpecked. At last, one day, his wife was seen switching him out of the house. A dav or two afterward a friend met him in the street and said : ‘Jones, I have al ways stood up for you, as you know; but I am not going to dgat any longer. Any man who will stand quietly and take a switching from his wife, deserves to bo horsewhipped.’ Jones looked up with a wink, patting bis friend on the back. ‘ Now don’t,’ said he : 1 why, it didn't hurt me any ; and you’ve no idea what a power of good it did Sarah Ann I’ ” “browsing auocnd. A party of gentlemen, among whom was a | Doctor of Divinity of much dignity of manner 1 calling at the White House one day, was inform ; ed by the porter that the President was at din i ner, but that he would present their cards. The ; Doctor demurred to this saying that he would call again. “ Edward” assured him that he thought it would make no difference, and went in with the cards. In a few minutes the Presi dent walked into the room, with a kindly salu tation, and a request that the friends would take seats. The Doctor expressed his regret that their visit was so ill-timed, and that his Excel lency was disturbed while at dinner. “Oh.no consequence at all,” said Mr. Lincoln, good na turedly, “Mrs. Lincoln is absent at present, and when she is away, I generally 1 browse’ around.” LINCOLN AND STANTON. A few days before the President s death, Sec retary Stanton tendered his resignation of the War Department, lie accompanied the act with a heartfelt tribute to Mr. Lincoln's constant friendship and faithful devotion to the country ; saying, also, that he ns .Secretary had accepted the position to hold it only until the war should end, and that now he felt his work was done, and his duty was to resign. Mr. Lincoln wa.4 greatly 7 moved by the Secre tary's words, and tearing in pieces the paper containing the resignation, and throwing bis arras about the Secratary, he said; “Stanton, you have been a good friend and a faithful pub lic servant, and it is not for you to say when you w< 11 no longer be needed here.” Several friends of both parties were present on the occasion, and there was not a dry eye that w itnessed the scene. MB. LINCOLN AS A DIPLOMATIST. I’pon the bcthrothal of the Prince of Wales to the Princess Alexandra, Queen Victoria sent a letter to each of the sovereigns of Europe, and also to President Lincoln, announcing the fact. Lord Lyons, her ambassador at Washington—a bachelor, by the way—requested an audience of Mr. Lincoln, that he might present this important document to him in person. At the time ap pointed he was received at the White House, in ; company with Mr. Seward. “ May it please your Excellency,” said Lord Lvons. “I bold in my hand an autograph letter 1 from ray royal mistress, Queen Victoria, which I have been commanded to present to your Excel | lency. In it she informs your Excellency that I her son, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, ] is about to contract a matrimonial alliance with her Royal Highness the Princess Alexandria of I Denmark.” After continuing in this strain for a few min i Utcs, Lord Lyons tended the letter to the Presi i dent and awaited his.reply. It was short, sim j jile and expressive, and consisted simply of these i words : . . , “ Lord Lyons, go thou and do likewise.” I It is doubtful if an English embassador was i ever addressed in this manner before, and it I would be interesting to learn what success he | met with in putting the reply in diplomatic lan guage when he reported it to her Majesty. A Prussian story is told of a i Prussian sentinel stationed on the steeple of Troppnn, and left behind there when his com | pany retreated. The citizens attemp ed to take him' prisoner, but the Prussia, easily defended : with his bayonet the narrow winding stairs by 1 which alone access could be gained to the stee “ They then decided on reducing him by ! famine : but the Prussian having with him a j good supply of catridge. announced that unless ! be was regularly and well fed, he would shoot i every one who passed in the streets around the I I cb The good soldier thus contrived to I maintain his position for two days, when Trop- I pail was reoccupied by the Prussians, and be j was relieved. Matrimonial Sacrifice.—Mrs. Sturgis Hooper, the rich Boston widow, has sacrificed the inter est of a hundred thousand dollars, bequeathed to her lately by her late husband's grandfather (as a property to belong to tier as long as she remains a widow.) in order to become Mrs. Sen ator Sumner, and a leader in the Senatorial so ciety of Washington. Ashland District, Kentucky, the home of Henry Clay, gave at the late election, C,552 | Democratic majority.— Cup. Ex. The reason for that majority is that Henry Clay has been dead for fifteen years.— Stockton Independent. Qcakino in His Booth.—Mr. Bou’well, of Massachusetts, says President Johnson is in con stant fear of impeachment as soon as Congress shall re-asserable. He well knows that it is de- I served.