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Srinitg; Journal 18 PUBLISHED EVEBT SATURDAY, AT Weavrrvllle, Trinity r 0) . otyi c . llfornU| DAVID E. GORDON, EDITOR A3D PROPRl£ToB. 9FFMCB —HOSLTNOER ± CO.’? BUILDING, UP STAIRS, (LATE ARMORY IlALL.) Subscription Rates—In Advances One year. $5 00 | Six month*, $•'> 00 J Three months. $2 00. The paper will he mailed semi-monthly to any address in tlie Atlantic State* <>r Europe at the ah. ve rates, and the necessary amount for postage < which must be prepaid) added on all papers going out of the L nited States. Rate§ of drert taing-: One square, of 10 lines . r less, first insertion, - - $4 00 Each subsequent in*' itioii. - - - ------ 2 00 150 per .mt. discount to Yearly advertisers.) Professional can!*. '5 line* or less)per year - - - - 20 00 Notice* of Benevolent or other societies, per year, - 12 00 WEAVERVILLE Drug Store. i, iiiiii, -IMPORT: R AND DEALER IN- Drugs, Medicines, PATENT MEDICINES, PEEFUMEEY, A, TOILET ARTICLES, •> £? And everything usual ’ I y found in 11 well-reg •; -T~53j^\ulated Drug Store. p»> -■ Pre«crl|>tlon* Carefully and properly compounded ataii Louis T II E WEAVEEVILLE BOOK STOEE — IS WELL SUPPLIED WITH Blank Books, Writing Taper, Cutlery, STATIONERY, GOLD FENS, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS FANCY ARTICLES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, VIOLIN STRINGS. Ltc.. will be- kept. ALSO, School, Standard aud Miscellaneous Books, Newspaper.*, Magazines, etc., W.i •IK-SVLE AND RETAIL. Weaverville, July’ 1, 18<;7. 2G:tf. WIRE ROPE! Flat and Found! Galvanised and Ungalvanized! OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, FOR Hoisting from Shafts and In clines. Winding Hopes, Flat and Round. Guy Hopes for Derricks. Fall Hopes, of Steel, for Der ricks. *! Power Hopes, for conveying Power to Distance. Ferry Hopes, for Swing and Flying Femes. | AND Foil VARIOUS OTHER PURPOSES, BEING STRONGER, LIGHTER, more DURABLE and CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER KIND OF ROPE ! -fTTIRE UOPF. IS NOT AFFECTED BY AT \V mospherio changes ; is spliced in the same manner as Hemp Rope, and manufactured in any length of any size. Suitable Blocks and Shceves for Ferry and Derrick-Fall Hopes supplied. Steel Rope earet material/',/ in freight, bring only one-third the weight of Hemp Hope of equal strength. Prices ami Scale of Strength. Weight and Size forwarded free og application to manufacturers. A. S. HALLIME & CO., 419 Pront s.t, San Francisco. \Ye are Sole Agents for It. S. Xewall & Cc'T'he well-known Wire Rope makers of Gates bead-on-Tyne, and have a full assortment of their Ropes on hand. San Francisco. October 25, 1867. 426mi. Iron and Steel. PACIFIC BREWERY (OLD STAND —MAIN STREET—^EAVER\ILLE.) 3 LORENZ & HAGLEMAN, Late of the bavaria brewery, hav ing purchased the entire interest of \\ alter in 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 are furnishing a superior article of Beer for XL US ING PURPOSES—so pronounced by those who have used it. Orders left at the Brewery will be promptly filled, and Beer delivered without ad ditional charge. Also, SODA and SARSAPARILLA, manufactured after the most improved processes. HENRY LORENZ, JOHN HAGLEMAN. WeaverviUe, Oct. 20, 1865. 42.to. New Store COX’S ’ BAR! The undersigned has re-opened his trading-post at Cox's Bar, (opposite Mansan ita Flat,) where he intends to keep a complete assortment of general merchandise, such as GROCERIES, LIQUORS, DRY - GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, BOOTS, MIXING tools, shelf hardware, Ac., all of which will be sold as cheap as at any Store on Trinity river. Give me a call. „ , „ „ , ALEX. TINSLEY. Cox » Bar, November 1, 1867. 43:to. ffiifkljj CrnuttJ IminwL 3 family Difospaper, InbpEnlirat in Halitics, anti ffefuirfe la tjre ffofoantrarat nf ftomt |ntmste. W. J. Tinnin, - J. w. Owens. Tinnin «fc Owens, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN GROCERIES, Liquors PROVISIONS! CROCKERYWARE, HARDWARE, STEEL, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, WIN DOW GLASS, QUICKSILVER, BAR-ROOM, PARLOR and Coohiurj Stoves, TIN AND SIIEET-IRON WARE, do thing FURNISHINGS, Rubber Goods, BOOTS, SHOES, &C. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR GOLD DUST. draw SIGHT DRAFTS —OX THE— Bank of California, SAX FRANCISCO, AT PAR. AGENTS FOR Guardian Life Insurance Co., OF NEW YORK. FIRE-PROOF BUILDING, Main. Street. Weaverville, Sopt. 27, 1867. 38:to. E. L. STRAUSS, (Successor to Wm. Baehr,) Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler, VAIN STEEET, ADJOINING TELEGRAPH OfPlCE. HAS CONSTANTLY ON HAND a select stock of CLOCKS, WATCHES ! JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, ■J Silver Ware, Quartz Jewelry, Etc. Repairing of all kinds done at short notice and moderate pri ces. Give me a call. E. L. STRAUSS. Weaverville, July 15, 1865. 27.to. R. THOMPSON, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, No. 5S3 Kearney st., SAN FRANCISCO. gg- Particular attention given to theinbject of BANK nt'PTCV in the C. 8. DISTRICT COURT, under the C. 9. BANKRUPT LAW of 1867. Information given by letter, or otherwise, FREE OP CHARGE. Buainese done lor ATTORNEYS on very reeaoneble terme. Uhly. WEAVERVILLE, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 14, 1868. OF SAN FRANCISCO. Noi. 416 and 418 California Street. INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY. Cash Capital, - - $750,000. Losses Promptly and Equitably Adjusted, and paid in GOLD COIN. DIRECTORS : J. MORA MOSS, JAMES OTIS. WM. E. BARRON, J. O. KITTLE, JOS. A. DONOHOE, M. J. O'CONNOR. J. FRIKDLANDKR, MOSES IlKLLER, LAFAYETTE MAYNARD, CIIAS L. LOW, JACOB SCIIOLLE, JAMES DOW, JOSEPH SELLER, L. II. ALLEN, WM. HOOPER. C. TEMPLE EMMET, JOS. BRAN DEN STEIN, B. F BENJAMIN BREWSTER, LLOYD TEY1S. TIIOS. II. SELBY. NICHOLAS LUNING, JOHN PARROTT, J. UNDERHILL, M. D. SWEENY, C. N. FELTEN. JAMES PHELAN. GUSTAVE TOUCHARD, MICHAEL CASTLE, NICHOLAS LARCO, N. G. KITTLE. WM. C. TALBOT, PATRICK McARAN, GEO. C. JOHNSON, CALEB T. FAY, HASTINGS. Sacramento. L. CUNNINGHAM ami WM. SMITH, Marysville. GUSTAVE TOUCH ARD President. CHARLES D. HAVEN Secretary. 2:to. 0. E. GORDON, Agent at Weaverville. New Clothing A N D FURNISHING GOODS! FOR WINTER AVEAR! JAS. R. BALCH, (MAIN STREET, UNDER 0D0 FEUOWS’ HAIL,) HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE AND WELL-SELECTED stock of FALL and WINTER CLOT HING, BUSINESS and DRESS Suits ! BOOTS, HATS, —AND A FINE ASSORTMENT OF— Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, All of which he intends to sell AS CHEAP AS ANYBODY IN THIS MARKET. Those intending to outfit themselves, and who desire to do so at a LOW FIGURE, are in vited to cull and examine my stock before mak ing their purchases. Weaverville, October 1, 18I3T. 30:tf. BEST « the WORLD! DONNOLLT’S PREMIUM YEAST f WARRANTED TO 1 1 MAKE SWEET. LIGHT.) J WHOLESOME and NU- ) 1 TK1T10US UREA D I / ( BEST ARTICLE > 1 TO MAKE GOOD BUCK-/ r IIEAT AND OTHER I CAKES ! J POWDERS ! D. CAMiAGIIAX, Proprietor. They are io per cent, cheaper than the imported article. DONNELLY’S pure CREAM TARTAR. DON NELLY'S SODA SALERATl’S, put up FRESH EVERY DAY. TRY THEMjJRY THEM! FROM EVERY EXHIBITION IN THE STATE. * OF THE YEAST POWDERS USED IN SAN FRAN- CISCO ARE BONKOLLY’S. —DEPOT,— 131 Front (street, Near California, San Francisco." 42:lyi. COMING! THE UNDERSIGNED has just returned from SanFran cisco, where he purchased !*!!’*?' the largest and best selected stock of Goods ever offered on Trinity River, comprising a general assortment of GROCERIES AND LIQUORS, CLOTHING, DRY- GOODS, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS and CATS, MINING TOOLS, And a full supply of articles required in a moun tain market, allof which will be sold at PEIOES TO SUIT THE TIMES. Coods delivered without additional charge, And Sold as Cheap at Big Flat as in Weaverville. A. MARTIN. Big Flat, June 25, 1867. 25:to. Henry Hocker, •DEALER IN GROCERIES, LIQUORS, PROVISIONS, NATIVE CALIFORNIA E D E R BUILDING," rEST 8IDB MAIN STREET WRAVERYILLE. January 1, 1867... 52:to. Iriuitjj Jfluwal. County Warrant* uid Untnbmckt taken at their ruling value iu payment for subscription* to this paper. To soldiers in the Government tertice the JOBESAL will b© furnished for Greenbacks at par. Weavervi lie, Saturday, M’ch 14,1868. 4®- San Francisco Agency. —San Francisco mer chant* or business meu who may desire advertisements in serted in the Trinity journal, are informed that L. P. FlsllEli, \\ osh.'ngton street, is our Agent, and that he alone is authorized to transact business tor this paper. 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The courts have decided that refusing to take a paper or periodical from the office or re moving nud leaving it uncalled for is prima facia evidence of fraud. One Southerner Properly Reconstructed. — There appears to be one sensible “Conservative” in Georgia. It would be well for the South if every man who professes loyalty had the good sense of Mr. Safford, formerly a large slavehold er, and one of the most Conservative men in the Georgia Convention. He says :—My district is represented by men to the manor born, who have been reared upon the soil, whose ancestors have lived and died there, whose children are here. As to the negro, I am not afraid of him ; I know him ; 1 have been reared with him. His inter ests are my interests. He is entitled to justice and kindness. I have his confidence, as is evi denced by the fact that in a district of more than five thousand voters, where the colored vote was more than three to one, myself and the gentlemen who have the honor with me, to rep resent that district on this floor, did not have a solitary colored vote cast against us. The ne groes sent me here to make a government and not divide the spoils of government. Gosk Daft. —The Examiner lias gone clean daft over Johnson's discomfiture. It closes one of its long leaders in a recent issue in the following wild, incohcnt and senseless jargon :— “ Grant is now the Dictator of the country. lie has absolute power; the entire army of the country is placed at bis control. The constitu tional Conimander-in-Chief has been deposed. The uniformed myrmidons of the usurpers and revolutionists are standing guard over the con stitutional head of the nation, ready to drag him to prison at the order of traitors. Alas ! for the manhood of the American people; where is the spirit that thundered defiance to George the Third and gave to America a free constitu tion ? 0, degenerated sons of immortal sires 1 is it thus you throw away your priceless herit age ? Arise from your lethargy and strike a blow for freedom. Ilurl the perjured usurpers and guilty traitors from the temples of your liberty, and vindicate your capacity for self-govern ment.” Ghf.at Excitement at Washington 1 —When intelligence was received at Washington thatthe Assembly of California censured Congress, and would stand by the President, the excitement was very great. Grant ordered another box of cigars, and had his new regimentals brushed up. The President brightened up, and, rushing out from the White House, button-holed the first newspaper correspondent he met, and bored the unfortunate man nearly to death with furtberde tails of ” My Policy.” The Maryland militia immediately disbanded, feeling that there was no further need for their services.— Dramatic Chronicle. Since General Grant obeyed the law respect ing the Tenure of Office by yielding the War De partment to Secretary Stanton, the Copperheads have di;covered that he is a drunkard. During the war this same charge was made against him to Mr. Lincoln. “ Can you inform me what kind of liquor General Grant drinks?” was the Pres ident’s anxious reply. “ I want to know, iu or der that I may send the same kind to some of the other Generals.” TnAD. Stevens. —This, the oldest, chiefest and ablest member of the House will be spokesman of the committee to impeach at the bar of the Senate, in the name of the people, Andrew Johnson of high crimes nnd misdemeanors. It is fitting nnd appropriate that this high honor should be conferred on that pure, patriotic and veteran statesman ; it may be among his latest public acts, but it will be among the most glori ous.—Sacramento Bee. At a meeting in Philadelphia, January 25th, one Colonel Leehler said : —“ Before many days every lamp post will be converted into a gibbet for Republicans.” Perhaps he considers Repub licans the great lights of the nation. We expect he wants a contract to light “ the City of Bro therly love.”— Butte Record. The Xewaik (N. J.) Courier thinks the candi date for Vice President with Grant will be either Colfax. Wilson or Hamlin, and expresses its pref erence for Colfax, becanse “ he would add more vitality to the Grant ticket than any other name that could be placed upon it.” Referring to a recent succession of newspaper deaths in this State, the Dramatic Chronicle re marks that “ it requires considerable practical talent to 1 keep a hotel,’ but it requires twice as much to run a paper.” Soothing. —In det .ribing a new organ, acoun try editor says : —“ The swell died away in de licious suffocation, like unto one singing a sweet song under the bed clothes.” Musical Taste. —It is related that at a recent concert in London, the audience hissed the “ Ky rie ” from Mozart's Twelfth Mass, but failed the “ Bluetailed Fly ” was loudly encored. Horace Greeley has beea elected editor of the Tribune for the ensuing year. SPRING. Now comes the Spring from Southern lands; And looking upward from the sod, Sits Nature, hoi din*; empty hands, For fresh replenishing trom God. The birds now sing on every tpnty, That late had not one song of hope; To sing of love on lovely day Is clearly all their vocal scope. The brooks, too, warble as they run; They sing together, brook aud bird, And always in such unison, ’Tis ofteu doubtful which is heard. And ever with each other play The fleecy clouds in highest sphere. As through tbo dreary Winter-day They wept together, tear for tear. Soft winds prevail, sweet scents are rife. And'every day fresh germs doth bring: More than a match lor Death is life. More than a match for Wiutejr, Spring. Mrs. Slcldon’s Farewell Triumph. She chose for her final play Mnebeth ; the Than 's dark and dangerous wife being one of her greatest triumphs, although play-goers as serted that Mrs. Piitchard had more dignity and more compass, strength and melody of voice. In the sleeping scene the older critics claimed lor Mrs. Pritchard sighs of deeper agony, and a voice more sleepy and more articulate. Yet was her acting divine. She moved like a prophetess; j her beautiful face was the interpreter of a noble i mind. She moved like a queen, and spoke like , a Pythoness. As Hezlitt says finely : “ The en- 1 ihusiusm she excited had something idolatrous j about it. We can conceive nothing grander She embodied, to our imagination, the fables of mythology of the heroic and deified mortals of j elder time. She was not less than a goddess or , than a prophetess inspired by the gods. Power j was seated on her brow ; passion radiated from j her breast as from a shrine. She was tragedy ! personified.” The public were gazing for the ] last time on her who, as Campbell said, had “increased the heart's capacity for tender, in tense, and lofty feelings.” On the farewell night, the old inspiration seemed to have returned. She was supernatural from the moment she instilled into the chief tain's ear the first poisonous thought ot evil till the time when, a mere wreck of remorse and dis appointed ambition, a miserable queen, she moved* like a phantom of the night, muttering fragments of her dreams, all pervaded by the one racking thought. Her eyes were open, but they were consci.usless and blank. The soul was absent, and in to.ture. When she rubbed her thin white hands in horrible remembrance of the blood that bad once bathed them, the house shuddered with an ague fit of horror and of pity. At the dose of this scene the applause was fran tic and ungovernable. Many persons stood upon the benches, and, dreading an anti-climax, shouted requests that the performance might close when Mrs. Siddons left the stage. An actor then came forward and at once promised that this wish should be complied with. The curtain was dropped for twenty minutes, then rose, and discovered Mrs. Siddons, dressed sim ply in white, sitting at a table. She came for ward, through a tornado of applause, which pre vented her speaking for some time. When the lull spread, she moved forward in her own queenly way, and delivered an address, written lor her hy her nephew, Horace Twiss. Towards the end, Siddons became much agitated, and when, after some pauses, it ended, Kemble, in his graud Roman way, came and led his sister from the stage, amid whirlwinds of applause. Poor Mrs. Siddons ! She had had a grand ca reer of almost unalloyed triumph; but still ca lumny had often stung her. The misdoings of a bad sister, who had read lectures at Dr. Graham's quack Temple of Health, and afterward tried to poison herself at Westminster Abbey, were all laid at her door. She was also accused of a mean thrift, and of allowing her old father to be come a petitioner for alms. These slanders were, we have every reason to believe, utterly untrue. Mrs. Siddons, to judge from her letters, and the accounts of her intimate friends, seems to have been a high-minded, prudent, self-re specting woman, uninflated by her extraordi nary fame, and the high society into which it had led her. After gala days at countesses', where lords and ladies elbowed each other, and stood on chairs in their anxiety to see her, she returned, culm, dignified, and contented, to her quiet home in Gower street. It might have turned even the wisest woman's head to have Reynolds painting his name on the hem of her garment ns the Tragic Muse, and Dr. Johnson calling her “a glorious women" —prodigiously ', fine woman, who, on the stage was adorned by j nature and glorified with art. As even the sun has spots, so there are certain ! deductions, however, to be made from even such a fame as that of the Siddons. Mrs. Crawford j equaled her in Lad}’ Randolph. Mrs. Cibber ! rivaled her in Zara. She did little as Juliet.! She spoiled Rosalind by prudish scruples about the pretty fantastic male dress necessary to the ! part. Mrs. Jordan was far more charming in , that charming character. Mrs. Cihber surpassed the Siddons as Ophelia. In love she was too j solemn, in comedy loo heavy. Her Lady Town ley wanted airiness ; her Lady in “Comus,” her Katherine, Portia, and Cleone, were by no means successes. The Siddons face, though grandly grave and Grecian, was rather too Jewish and prononcie in the nose and chin ; the action of her arms dissatisfied even to the last hypercritical men with a difficult taste, like Horace Walpole. In domestic life she retained a certain stiff, tragic manner, which had become habitual with her, as with her brother, John Philip. She stab bed the potatoes at dinner, and said regally and metrically to the servants : “ I asked for water, and you gave me beer.” Rut a great genius left the stage when the dark green curtain fell for the last time on the majestic figure aud face of Sarah Siddons. Home Example. —Au exchange relates the fol lowing incident, which illustrates the influence of home examples: — We were considerably amused the other evening at three little girls playing among the sage-brush in a back yard. Two of them were “ making believe to keep honse,” a few yards from each other —neighbors as it were. One of them says to the third little girl. “ There, now, Nelly, you go over to Sarah s house and stop a little while and talk, and then you come back and tell me what she says about me: and then I'll talk about her, then you go and tell her all I say, and then we'll be mad and won t speak to each other, just as our moth ers do, you know. O, that’ll be such fun. The Kankakee (III.) Gazette flies at its head the banner of Grant for President, and Fenton, of N. York, for Vice President, with this distich : *» We fling out the banner, The 4 Old Starry banner,’ That tattered old banner. ‘ Tbe Ked, White and Bine.* Inscribed on each fold. In letters of gold. If Grant and Fenton, The tried aud the true.’* 11 WoBKitttt for bare life,” ie defined to be ma king clothe* for a new baby. NUMBER 10. After tlie Battle—M lesion Ridge* A battle and a furnace are alike. It is won derful how dull nature brightens and grow* costly in the glow of battle ; how the sterling worth that is in them shines out, and the com mon man stands transfigured, his heart in bii hand and his feet in the realm of heroic grand eur. But, ah ! when the fire is out and the sa cred earth heaped with rigid clay, the black mouths of the guns speechless, the wild hurrah died away, and the splendid action of the charge vanished from the rugged field like a flash of sunshine, and you wander among the dull re mainders, only yesterday, and, drifted with the skirmish lino, you b*<rin to know what these words mean, ‘‘after the buttle.” Standing on the edge of the field in the dim moonlight, calm as “God's acre,” stretches the rough valley that, but an hour before, jarred with the whirl of baOle. From away beyond the ridge, indeed, three miles out to Cliicka maugu Station, the dropping shots from Sheri dan’s guns faintly punctuated the silence, but here, listen as you will, you cun hear no sound but the click of ambulance wheels, slowly roll ing in with their mangled burdens ; no sigh, no groan, nothing but the sobbing lapse of the Tennessee. 1 can never tell you with what a warm feeling at the heart I looked up and saw the Federal fires kindling like a new constella tion upon Mission Ridge; they were rs welcome as dawning day to eyes that have watched the night out. The old baleful glare from the rebel camp and signal light was quenched with some thing thicker than water, and Chattanooga was at peace. You go out to the field, and you keep saying over and over, “after the battle—after the battle.” Men prone upon their faces in death s deep abasement ; here one, his head up on his folded arms : there one, his cheek pressed upon a stone, as was Jacob’s at Bethel ; yonder one, his fingers stiffened round his musket. Now you pass where a butternut and a true blue have gone down together, the arm of the one flung over the other; a young boy of fifteen lie3 face upwards, both hands clasped over his heart, and the sun has touched the frost that whitened bis hair, as if he had grown old in a night, and it hangs like tears fresh fallen upon his cheeks ; where a lieutenant grasps a bush, as if he died i vainly feeling for a little hold upon earth and j life ; where a stained trail leads you to a shelter behind a rock, and there a dead captain, who had crept away out of sight and fallen asleep ; where rebels and true hearts lie in short win rows, tts if death had begun the harvest and wearied of the work. And those faces are not ; as you would think ; hardly distorted with any 1 passion ; almost all white and calm as Ben Ad hem’s dream of peace; a few strangely beauti ful. Wounded ones that have escaped themoon : light search, have lain silently waiting for morn ing without murmur or complaint. Wiley, of the 41st Ohio, fell terribly wounded at the first line of rifle-pits, and General ilazeu rode up, with the words : “ I hope you are not badly ! wounded.” “ Do you think we ll make it?” asked the Colonel. .“I Jo,” was tlie reply. IThat’s enough,” said the gallant officer. “I can stand this !” And there he lay, bleeding and content, and the tide r.f battle rolled on. Indeed, “death loves a shining mark.” The roll of officers for whom their comrades say to-day y “dead on the field of honor,” will lend a splen dor to the story of Mission Ridge. Sheridan’s division lost at Stone river seventy-two ; at Cbickaniauga ninety-six ; while at Mission Ridge one hundred and twenty-two bars, single and doable, leaves silver and gold, and six spread eagles, lay bloody and blent—the total loss in the two divisions of Wood and Sheridan alone being twenty-three hundred and forty-four. Spots all along that rough and terrible moun tain route are waiting some poet’s breath to blossom with flowers immortal. Here, by the gray rock, lay the soldier, one shoulder shattered like a piece of potter’s clay, and thus urged to two comrades who had halted to bear him to the rear : “ Don’t stop for me—I’m of no account— for God s sake, push right up with the boys 1” and on they went and left him weltering in his bloody vestment. Do you talk of your royal purple and your Tyrian dyes? Beside that hero lying here, those tints grow dull as gray Novem ber. Hard by that little oak, Colonel Marker, crawling up the hill, saw two brothers, one wounded unto death, and the other bending over hhn. The Colonel not seeing the fallen man, ordered the other to move on. “ But this is my brother,” he pleadingly said. The poor stricken fellow on the ground rallied an instant: “Yes, that’s right, George; go on, go on, go on !” George turned a piteous look upon his dying brother, grasped his musket and clambered on. That was his last farewell, for, the summit reached, he hastened back, and there beside an oak, the soldier lay in that sleep without a dream. Between the fir~t and second ranges of rebel works, right in the flush of the charge, a captain fell, and two men came to his aid. “ Don’t wait here,” he said ; “go back to your company ; one useless man is enough ; don’t make it three.” Just then a cheer Moated down the mountain, as they took the riMe-pit. “ Don't you hear that,” he cried ; “ march !” and away ; they went. Such incidents as these strew all the way from base to crest; happening in an in | stant, lost and forgotten in a whirwind ; worthy, ! every one of them, of a place in loyal hearts. ! With such a spirit inspiring rank and file— a | spirit as lofty as the Alpine traveler breathed, ; whose burden, as he went, was still “ Excelsior” —who can wonder that Mission Ridge was car ried on a November afternoon? As I think of it ' all, I seem to have the poet’s quickening ear, and to me, standing in the valley below, from j hundreds of lips now white and still, a voico flows down down the ridge’s side in grand ac j cord— •* \ voice comes like a falling star, • Kxeel->iwr.’ Reformed. —X ashy tcstities that “ My Policy Andrew has “reformed,” and given up mixed drink3. He say3 : “ F.z a further guaranty uv liis (Andy's) faith fulnis, I may say that 1 bev it from the best au thority that he takes on'y whisky strate, hevin given over all them demoralizin fancy beverages wich sedoost him while he wuz in the bonds UV inikity and the gall tiv bitterness.” . YVe suspect, says the Dramatic Chronicle, that the illustrious Chief Executive went back on the vow of reformation prior to liis last demonstra tion against “ the Uump.” He must have mix ed his liquor before sending Thomas to turn Stanton out of the War Office. Nothing but the bewildering influence of “ them demoralizin fan cy beverages ” could have set this great and good “ servant of the people ” to talking about “ Our Privy Council,” and made him imagine himself the Emperor of the United States However, he has probably got over the delusion by this time. Charles Dickens, a high authority, leans to the position that first impressions are usually correct, and also says : “ I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking von in the face. Don’t trust that con ventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day'ia the week, if then is anything to be got by it."