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Wenvervllle, Trinity County, Cal
Court House BnII.Unit'.
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09- Special Ratos to quarterly and yearly
BALCII, J. R., Dealer in Clothing, Etc., Un
der Odd Fellows’ ilall, Weavorville.
Weavervillo, F. W. Young, I ropnutor.
BUTLER A JAYNES, Forwarding and Com
mission Merchants, Redoing, Cal.
BUSH, C. 0. A Co., Dealers in General Mer
chandise, Redding, Shasta comity.
BRKSuAUER, D.. Dealer in Dry-goods, etc.,
Redding, Shasta co.inty.
Agent lor Trinity county.
Proprietor, Chico, Cal.
COMET LODGE, No. St, 1.0. 0. F., Trinity
Center, meets every aturday evening.
COitHUS, A. T., Dealer in General Merchan
dise, Indian Creek, ‘Trinity County.
CROWNINSHiELD, C. Ii.,.lus. of the Fence,
Ollice, Coart .street, Weavervillo.
EARL, A. R, Justice of the Fence and Notary
Public, Douglas City.
EXPRESS SALOON, Above Griffin’s Bank,
Main Street, Weavorville.
german uosfilal society, meets first
Sunday in Alareit, J one, Sent, and Dee.
GOOD tVIN, M. A CO., Wholesale Liguur Deal
ers, San v runeiseo.
GllAoY, J»R. J. F., Dentist, Office, two doors
above Union liotel, Court Street.
GRIFFIN, M. F., Banker, Main Street, Wou
vervillc, Caliloruiiu
IIANbE >, D., Dealer in Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
Main Street, Weavorville.
MOCKER, HENRY Dealer in Provisions, etc.
Alain Street, IV envoi villa.
IRWIN, JOHN G., Attorney nnd Counselor
At I,aw, Weavorville, California.
JOHNSON A HKArN, Forwarding and Com
mission Alerenants, Redding.
K ARSKY A AURAHA1S, Dealers in Clothing
and Dry Goods, Weavervillo.
KUPER, KA iSKY A Co., Dealers in General
Merchandise, Junction City.
LANG, M., Dealer in Groceries, Liquors, etc.,
Main Street, Weavorville.
LOVKJuY, E. P., County Judge, Offiee Court
House Building, Weavorville.
MA1UE, LOUIS, Photographer, Corner Court
and Taylor streets, Weavorville.
MARSHALL A MASON, Dealers in Gonoral
Merchandise, Douglas City.
MARTIN, JOHN, Dealer in Flour and Grain,
Main Street. Waavorvillo.
McC.AUSLAND, E. T., Repairer of Watches
and.Clocks, Weavorville.
MONTAGUE, DR. J. C., County Physician,
Office, Court Stroet, Weavorville.
MOUNTAl t MARKET, Head of Alain street
Weavorville, Watson A mown.
NEW YORK HOTEL, Alain Street, Weaver
villa, Morris A Brady, Proprietors.
Meckel Bros., Proprietors.
NORTH STAR LODGE, No. ill,, I. 0. 0. F„
meets evory Thursday evening.
PlllENIX A HOME Fire Insurance Compa
nies, M. F, Gil,tin, Agent, Weavorville.
PINUUS, I., Dealer in Dry Goods and Cloth
ing, Alain Street, Weavorville.
REDDING HOTEL, Stewart A Gray, Propri
etors, Redding, California.
RUMFELT A LOK1NG, Dealers in Grocer
ies Provisions, Etc., Trinity Center, Cal.
BCIl ALL, LOUIS, Boot and Shoo Store, Alain
Street, Weavorville.
STELLA ENCAMPMENT, No. 12, I. 0. 0. F„
meets First and Third Tuesdays.
TAMMANY SALOON, Main Street, Weaver
ville, Alex. N. Love, pioprietor.
TREMONT HOTEL, Red Bluff, California,
Win. 1*. Mayhow, Proprietor.
TRINITY CHAPTER, No. ID, K. A. M., meets
Second and Fourth Tuesdays.
TRINITY LODGE, No. 27, F. A A. M., meets
on last Satu.day of oacli month.
UNION HOTEL, Court Street, Woavorvllle,
Vollmers A Paulson, ■ ruprietors.
Weavorville, C. Hartman, Proprietor.
U. S. MAIL and EXPRESS LINE, Shasta to
Weavervillo, G. I. Taggart, Proprietor.
U. fi. BAKERY, Court Street, Weavorville,
F. Lackenioauher, Propri ,tor.
J. Bar nickel, Proprietor.
WILLIAMS, C. E., Attorney at Law, Office,
Main Stroet, Weavervillo.
Canon City, Junction City nil il Won*
vcrvillr Eaiirtsuan l I'assoagsr IJav
J. iL DRIVER, Proprietor. Leaves Weaver
Tuesday, Th ir-aluy and .Sat irday morning
returns on Monday, Wuahesduy and Friday.
Hay Fork ami Weavervillo
eager an.I Express Elan, J. S. HOYT,
Proprietor. VVeokly. Leaves llay Fork on
Monday morning of each wouk ; leaves Wea
ver Tuesday morning of each week.
V. H. Mall ailT Express Elsie, Irani
Weavervllle t<» Areata, JOHN CLIF
FORD, Proprietor. Loaves Weaver every
Thursday murniug. Loaves Areata, every
Monday morning.
OOXcchlij (Trimly |ourival.
OFFICE, Mil in Street. Wdtvervllle,
(Opposite Tammany Saloon. jnnl-tf.
Will practice in all the Courts of the 9th Ju
dicial District.
2,'rtf Weavorvillo, June 21st, 1872.
OFFICE. At Marshall A Mason*h
Store, Douglas City. Deeds drawn, Acknowl
edgments taken, etc. All business faithfully
attended to. apltf.
Jun. U. Snittli, Countable.
OFFICE, Adjoining Fnioii Hotel,
Court Street, Weavorvillo. janl.
OFFICE. At hi, Itcni loner, corner
Court and Center Streets, Weavorvillo. 1.
A Graduate of
OFFICE. Above I'liion Hotel, Court
Street, Woavervillo. jarl-tf.
—ANU —
OFFICE, Court Iloime Itnllling.
Weavorvillo. Will practice in the District
Court, Ninth Judicial District, in Trinity
County. junl.
Can bo suited by applying to
Real Estate Agent.
ap!8-tf. Weavorvillo.
JOHN JH. I.EE, - - Proprietor,
Monuments, Tablets, Tombs, Head-Stones,
etc., furnished upon Snort notie •, and at prices
within the reach of all. All work warranted
to give satisfaction or no sale.
Chico. Juno 1,1872. tf-
Judge 9th Judicial Disk, A. M. ResBOBOt.’Oii.
County Judgo Elwaro P. Lovkjoy,
Sheriff Ki.lih Flowers.
Clork J >R. G. Trotter.
District Attorney Kiciiarii Cliieoru.
Treasurer E. T. Mi Causlano.
Assessor Jacob Paulrkm,
Supt. Pub. Schools Wm. II. Lovltt.
Coroner und Pub. Ad W. II. Ba< helper.
Surveyor Wm. S. Lowdkr.
(District No. 1 Jab. E. Carr.
Supervisors.- “ “ 2 Ion* Shkriukn
I “ “ 3 IVm Guthrie.
4 01 ltT TERMS I
Diwtrlet Caiirt— Second Monduyin April,
August and December.
County Court— First Monday in Janu
ary, March, May, July, September and No
vember. •
Probate Court (Same aa County Court.)
Bonrd of Super vi»or» — First Monday
February, May, August and November.
3 family gfttospapfr, £nl)tpni&fnt in Jiolitirs, anb flftiotfti In the Diteceinfnt of |)ome fntfmts.
Weekly Mmtjj fournat.
THOM. BOYCE. Boom X«. SO. \f»
MorchHnts’ Exchange Iiuilding, San Kran
cisee, is our only authorised agent in that city.
GI.O. I*. BOW El.I. A CO- 40 Park
Row, arc our only authorised Agents in New
York City.
Plain Features. — Plainness of fea
tures is not at all incompatible with beau
ty. There is a great difference between
a person’s being plain and being ugly.—
A person may bo very plain, and yet at
tractive and interesting in countenance
and manner, and surely no one could call
such a person ugly. There are no rules
to be depended on for the settlement of
beauty, and still less can ugliness be de
fined otherwise than by itself. If we
were asked to define what constitutes an
ugly woman, we could not reply.
A Beautiful and Effective Alle
gory.—Mr. Crittenden, of Kentucky,
was at one time defending a man who
bad been indicted for a capital offence.
After nil elnbointeand powerful defence,
he closed his effort with the following
striking nnd beautiful allegory :
“ When God in his eternal council con
ceived the thought of man’s creation, ho
called the three ministers who constantly
wait upon the throne—Justice, Truth and
Mercy—and he thus addressed them :
‘Shall we make man?’ Then Justice
sa id, ‘ Oh, G id, make him not. for ho
will trample upon the laws.’ Truth made
answer also, * Oh, God, make him not,
for he will pollute thy sanctuaries.’ But
Mercy, dropping upon her knees and
looking up through her tears, exclaimed,
‘Oh God. make him; I will watch over
him with my care through all the dark
paths which he may have to tread.'
Then God made man and said to him,
‘Oh man, thou art the child ol Mercy; go
and deal with thy hrothere.”
Thu jury, when he had finished, was
drowned in tears, and against evidence,
brought in a verdict of not guilty.
Bereaved.—Fold up the richly em
broidered lobe, lay by the tiny shoo and
white-plumed cap, lor the poisoned death
dart Inis forever stilled the pulse of the
little wearer. The death lids cm tain the
sea-blue eyes; the dimpled hands arc
folded rigid>y over the pure while breast;
the piallliug voice is hushed, and the
pattering feet are cold and silent forever.
The broken toy is neglected, and the ra
diant smile that seems like the Summer
rainbow about our home, has frozen upon
the pallid lips. The rosewood crib is
tenantless now, but in the narrow little
Collin we find its occupant; and there too,
is the heart-smitten ltachol, bending in
stony woe above the babe whose spirit
smiles in glory. The nestling has flown
from her bosom, and long will it be ere
the windows of her darkened heart are
opened for the song of hiids, the breath
of dewy blossoms, or the sparkling sun
shine to enter. Time will move on, and
other immortals may flutter their stain
less wings about trie parent nest, hut no
after joys can dim the memory of the
sainted llrst-bmn. Life seems now but a
broad Sahara, with no gleaming green
oasis—bubbling springs and shady palms
to lure the weary pilgiiin over its mid
waste. The tender nurseling, the cher
ished idol, has gone, bearing her tiny life
scroll folded, and without blemish or
stain, no earth stain marring the sacred
“She Works for a Living.’’—Com
mend us to the girl of whom it is sneer
ingly said, “she works for a living.” In
her we are always sure to find elements
of a true woman —a real lady. True, we
are not prepared to see a mincing step, n
haughty lip, a fashionable dress, or hear
a splendid string of nonsense about balls
and young men, or the new and next
party. No, no, hut we are prepared to
hear the sound words of good sense, lan
guage becoming a woman; a neat dress,
a mild brow, and witness movements
that would not disgrace an angel.
You who nrc looking for wives and
companions, turn from the fashionable,
haughty girls, and select one of thoso
who work for a living, and never —our
wmd for it—will you repent your choice.
You want a substantial friend, and not a
help eat —a counselor, and not a simple
ton. You may not lie able to carry a
piano in your liou-e. hut you can buy a
sewing machine or a set of knitting nee
dles. If you cannot purchase every new
novel, you may be able to take some val
uable paper. If you cannot buy a ticket
for the ball, you can visit some afflicted
Be careful then, when you look for
companions and when you choose. We
know many a foolish man who, instead
ot selecting an industrious and prudent
woman tor a wife, took one from the
ftt-hionalo stock, and is now lamenting
his folly in dust and ashes. He itin into
the flie with his eyes wide open, und
who but himself is to blame for it ?
The time was when the ladies went a
visiting and took their work with them.
This is why we had such excellent moth
ers. How singular would a gay woman
look in a fashionable circle darning her
father's stockings ! would not her com
panions laugh at her ? And yet such r
woman would bo a prize to somebody.
Blessed is the man who chooses for his
wife one of the despised girls “who work
for a living.”
(ominx Home.
Oh brothers and sisters growing old,
Do you all remember yet
That home in the shade of the rustling trees
W hero once our household met ?
Do you know how wo used to come from school
Through the Summer’s pleasant heat,
With the yellow fennel’s golden dust
On our tired little feet ?
And how sometimes in an idle mood
We loitered by the way;
And stopped in the woods to gather flowers,
And in tho fluids to pluy;
Till warned by thedoop’ning shadow’s fall,
That told 01 th • coming night,
We climbed to the top ot the last long hill,
And saw our homes in sight ?
And brothers and sisters, older now
i han she whoso life is o’er,
Do you think of tho mother’s loving face
That looked from tho open door?
Alas ! for tho changing things of time ;
That ho ne in the d.ist is low,
And that loving smile was hid from us
in tho darkness long ago !
And wo havo como to life’s last hill,
i rom which our weary eyes
Can almost look on tho home that shines
Eternal in the skies.
So, brothers and sifters, as wo go,
Siill lot us move as one.
Always together keeping step,
Till the march of life is done.
For that mother who waitid for us hero,
u curing a smile so sweet,
Now waits on the hills ot i aradiso,
1* or her children’s coming feet!
—Alicc C>.tr y.
A Touching Appbal.— Says tho San
.Joso Mercury: Postmaster Hillings of
Santa Clara has received tho following
letter. It tolls its own sad story. If tho
father referred to ean resist such an ap
peal, he must be something less than
human. We publish tho letter entire :
Masillon, Ohio, June 2d, 1873.
To the I\>stmaater of Santa Clara: —
Will you ho so kind as to inquire if there
is such a man as George Kay in your city
or where ho is if ho has left Santa Clara,
He is about 37 years old, dark eyes and
hair, not very tall, is a carpenter by
trade, lie is my dear father, and we
havo not heard a word from him for
■noro than two years. Mu is left with
live children, and I am the oldest, and 1
am 14 years old. Sometimes Mu thinks
he i.- dead; hut 1 diearned the other night
that he came home to us, and it has made
me think so much uhoul him that 1 can
not help writings to you, for 1 cannot give
up all hopes. Oh ! doer Mr. Postmaster
will you do this favor for a poor homeless
girl? and you shall have nmnywuim
thanks. If you can see him, or heat
whol e he is, will you be so good as to send
him this letter ?
M v Dkaii, D k a it Pa :—How onn 1 tell
you how sad my heart is while I try to
wi ite to you, not knowing whether you
are dead or alive. Do you love us any
mole? If you are siek and discouraged
we will try and help you to come home,
and then we will work and take care ol
you. Oh. how ha id it is to live as we do
now. The children are all separated.
Willie is at the Slate Reform School in
Lancaster in tlii- State, anil Ma does not
have to pay his liouid; a man in Berlin
has adopted Frankie as his daughtei; and
a rich lai mer in the country has Libhiu
as his child, and Henry is at Fredericks
liuifj. 1 am working fur wages in a small
family in Mas-illon. Ma has learned
the dressmaker’s trade, and sews by day
in Ibis city and helps me all she can.
She has been wo’king in Fulton for the
last two weeks, and will he there some
time. It is hind to have no home, no
Pa to love ii-, ami oli, do take pity on us,
ami come hack ! We will receive you
with open arms. Am) how happy we
will he to have you wftli us, as you have
been once. Oh Pa, do wi ite mid tell us
if you love us still.
Your Sorrowful Daughter,
Emma A. Rav,
Massilon, Slaik Co., Ohio.
Two Pictuuks. —Pictures themselves
have sometimes a cuiious history. The
story of two pictures at Florence is old,
hut not worn out. An artist at Rome
iiw often playing on the streets, near his
window, a child of exquisite beauty, with
golden hair mid cherub face. Struck
with the loveliness of the hoy, he painted
his picture and hung it up in his studio.
In his saddest hours that sweet, gentle
face looked down upon him like an angel
of light. Its presence filled his soul with
gladness mid longings for heaven, which
its purity symbolized. “ If I ever find,"
said lie, “a perfect contrast to this beau
tiful face, I w ill paint that also, and hang
it on the opposite wall, and the onu I
shall call heaven and the other hell.”
Years passed. At length, in another
part of Italy, ho visited a prison, In
looking through ihc grated door of a cell,
he saw the most hideous object that ever
met his sight—a fierce, haggaid, fiend,
with glaring eyes, and cheeks deeply
maikcd with the lines of lust and crime.
The artist remembered the promise he
had made him-elt, mid immediately
painted a picture of this loathsome culp
rit to hang over against the poitrait of
the lovely boy.
The contrast was perfect. Tho two
poles of the moral universe were before
him. Then the mystery of the human
soul gained another illustration. He had
two pictures, hut they were likenesses of
one mid the same person. To his great
surpiise, on inquiry into the history of
this horrid wretch, he learned that he was
no other than the sweet child with golden
ringlets whom lie once knew so well, and
saw so often playing In tho streets of
A VAir built its nost a few weeks ago,
in the Ascension Church, ut Baltimore,
offensively near the choir. The sexton
being appealed to, he said, ” I'll fix the
rascals,” Hiid proceeded to burn them
out. The next day, while gazing at the
ruins of the church, the sexton was heard
Ur remark, “ I kriew I could fix the ras
cals, Imt I’m sorry the church went with
A Fact, mill Why It la No.
A favorite argument with those gen
tlemen who would discriminate against
female school teachers in favor of the op
posite sex is, that wliilo male teachers are
scarce, and good ones difficult to ob
tain, the supply of first-class female teach
ers largely exceeds the demand. We
concede the fact, but hold the attempt to
use it ns an ngument that lady teachers
should receive less wages for like services
than men, ns unmanly and unjust. We
might mention several reasons why there
are proportionately more and immesurc
ably better qualified female than male
school teachers, but the chief one is that
while with a man of energy, education
and ability school teaching is but a pre
paratory course to something more con
genial to his tastes, and more profitable
as a business, it is with a woman the
vltima t/mle of secular occupation. The
rules of a society permit her to go no fur
A young man adopts the profession of
school teaching, ns a sailor ships for an
other cruise, because necessity compels
him to do something, and he applies him
self to the business with which lie is most
familiar. Hut if there is anything in him,
if he is not the passive, lackadaisical,
negative gentlemen we too frequently see
in the school teacher, who has no higher
ambition than to teach school, lie will
not long wear the badge of the pedagogue,
lie will devote his leisure hours to the
study of a profession or business, and
some fine morning the pupils will bo sor
ry to learn that their kind-hearted, earn
est, energetic and universally-esteemed
teacher has turned lawyer or doctor or
cashier or book-keeper, or adopted some
one of the thousand other occupations
within the reach of a man of brains and
ambition. It is different with the intelli
gent, educated wompn. She adopts school
teaching u9 the best thing within her
reach ; and no matter what her ability
and qualifications for other more conge
nial and better paying occupations, they
are beyond tier attainment. They are
not open to her as they are to the man.
We are accustomed to laugh at a lady
lawyer, sneer at a female doctor, and it is
within the memory of very young people
that women have been admitted to even
the most unimportant clerical positions,
A little thought will explain why there
are more female than male teachers —
why our schools contain many cultivated,
intelligent, active, efficient lady teachers,
and too many small-brained, nariow
minded, illiberal, cold nutured and re
pulsive mat.tiered male teachers. These
remarks are not intended to be sweeping.
There are many cultivated, intelligent
gentlemen, engaged in the l’ublic School
Department, and there are not a few in
competent lady teachers who owe their
position to favoritism lather than ability
and qualification. Hut they lire excep
tions to an almost general rule. —,S'«n
t'randuco Chronicle.
A Clown’s Sehmon. —Thu Virginia
papers report that during tliu exhibition
of a traveling menagerie and circus in a
town in that Stale where there was at the
time some religious convocation in ses
sion, the painted jester of the equestrian
ring illustrated his own serious capacity
ami greatly affected no audience in which
many church members weie present, by
delivering the following homily: “My
friends—We have taken in ffliUU here to
day, moiu money 1 venture to say limn
any minister of the gospel in tiffs commu
nity would receive for a whole year's ser
vices. A large portion of this money
was given by church members, and a
large poition of ibis audience is made up
of members of the church. And yet,
when your preacher asks you to aid in
suppoi ting the go-pel, you are too poor
to give anything. Vet you come here
and pay me dollars to hear mo talk non
sense. 1 am a fool because I am paid
for it; 1 make my living by it. Vou
profess to be wise, and yet you support
me in iny fully. Hut pci Imps you say
you did not cuine to see the circus, but
the animals. If you came to see ani
mals, wliy did you not simply look at
them and leave? Now, is not this a
pretty place for Christians to be in ? Do
you not fuel ashamed of yourselves ?
You ought to blush in such a place ns
this.” The sensation following a speech
like this, in such a place, from such a
speaker, may be imagined. The local
clergy availed themselves of the spirit
thus produced ; u religious revival was
attempted, and a collection for foreign
missions resulted in the sum of four dol
lars and a Imlf.
Fob Giki.h. —Sir, do girls know any
thing about housekeeping in these days
of worldly pleasure? 1 * in afiuid not.
All they seem lit for is to be drussed like
doffs, and walk about the streets until a
late hour. If you ask one if she knows
how to bake, wash, or make pudding,
etc., peibaps she will tell you that tier
mother does nil the work ; she wouldn't
do any, she will be a lady. Hut wlmt
sort of one ? 11 they are usked to dust a
room, they have to get a pair of old
gloves for fear of soiling their hands.
What foolish pride—as if their hands
wouldn't wash ! All I can say is that I
pity the mothers of such girls, for whut
help are they ? Now I hope some of
.you who read this will begin to help your
mothers, and you will see the advantage
of being able to keep house at some future
Swkktenikq one's coffee is generally
the first stirring event of the day.
Vi’e do not know when our footings
lmve boon so touched with pity as at a
spectacle witnessed a Sunday or two ago.
It was a day to tempt even an atheist to
some recognition of a Supreme Being.—
The religiously inclined could not resist
its calm, bright invitation to go up to the
house of God, and give thanks to him
for the heauty of earth and heaven. It
chanced that the Sunday school was in
session as lie crtered the nave of an
open church, and while waiting through
its closing exercises, there was an oppor
tunity for tlio inviting study of young
children's faces. Looking about among
the rows of sparkling eyes and mobile
features, the vision was suddenly arrest
ed by tho ornate toilettes of a couple of
sister* : for nlthough strnngers, tho per
fect uniformity of their dross indicated
the two to he such. Crimped, and curl
ed, nnd braided, the hair of the misses
was a marvel of intricate arrangement,
which set one wondering hopelessly how
much patient, irksome labor before the
mirror had been spent in its adjustment.
Mounted above it, nnd tipped low down
over tho forehead was a miracle of the
milliner’s art of ribbons, and llowers, nnd
velvets. Their white muslin dresses were
elaborately decorated, and tied with rain
bow-luted sashes at the waist, and enliv
ened with laces, chains nnd brooches at
the throat. Thu faces set in the midst
and overshadowed by all this lavish
adornment wore smull, pale and thin,
and had a suspicious suggestion of pow
der and the puff-box in their alabaster
whiteness. Delicate, dwarfed and pre
cocious, these miniature women looked
no more use in the world than a couple of
forced fragile flowers. It was impossible
to guess their ages from any hint in their
attire or expression. They might he ten
or twelve ; and they might be eighteen
or twenty. Only one thing about them
that was positive : they were fashiona
The freshness, simplicity nnd frnnknoss
of young girlhood was entirely oblitera
ted. \Vhen they arose at the dismissal ol
school nnd passed down the aisle, their
bent figures, humped hacks nnd mincing
steps declared the finishing absurdity of
tight shoes and high heels, while their
conscious air and artificial manner com
pleted the painful picture. They were
girls of the period.
And multitudes of such are growing up
all over our laud, with the expectation in
duo time of fulfilling tho destiny of wo
manhood and becoming wives and moth
ers. The men who are to marry such
had better think tw ice and then decline.
Chicago l\>»t.
Not Usicu To Elkvatoii*.—A few
evenings since, an odd looking character
entered one of tho leading hotels of this
city, and alter scrawling the name—John
Higgins, Sucker Flat—upon the register,
east down a fdO piece on the counter and
asked for a "good room.” Tho clerk
docketed him 4iW, somewhere in the nt
tie, and John lliggins, of Sucker Flat,
was shown Into the elevator. For some
reason or another, the boy was not at his
post, and Higgins, supposing it to be the
room in which he was to spend the night,
immediately began to undress. In 11 tew
moments the elevator boy returned, and
found Higgins minus everything hut his
undershirt and drawers. The gentleman
from Sucker Flat was considerably sur
prised at what he deemed the unceremon
ious entrance of the hoy, and demanded
why he laid dared come into a gentle
man's room without knocking. Thu boy
took in the situation at a glance, and see
ing a putty of ladies coming up, appar
ently with the intention of nsconding in
the elevator, concluded that lliggins
must be got out of the way ns soon as
possible, and giving the rope a tug, sent
the apparatus skyward. The moment
that the thing began its ascent, Higgins
began to bound about the conllnud apart
ment like a caged lunatic, and fora while
it was hard to tell which was most thor
oughly frightened, lliggins or tho boy.—
At last they reached the lop floor uud
came to a dead halt. Here the Sucker
Flat man hurst open the door, and rush
ed out of the elevator, airily clad in the
simple costume of a red undurshirt and
white drawers. lie was closely followed
by the boy, who was evidently anxious
to get the guest into ruoui ■fHH ns soon ns
tlie circumstunces would permit. As
luck would have it, however, a number
of chainhermaids were just passing the
spot, and, as Higgins broke loose in their
midst, they tilled the upper corridors witii
unearthly cries, and fled in different di
rections. At lust, by the assistance of
several waiters, Higgins was caught and
taken to his room where bis wearing ap
parel was nflerwaids brought tu him. —
Hu now uses the stairs wliun lie wants to
go up or down.—San h'rancieco Chron
Tine Best IIavk tukik Failikub.—
A painter was once engaged upon a liko
ness of Alexander the Great. In one of
Ins great buttles Alexander hud received
an ugly scar on the side of his face. The
artist was desirous of giving a correct
likeness of tho monarch, and at tho same
time, desirous of hiding the sear. It was
a dillieult task to accomplish. At length
ho hit upon a happy expedient. He
painted him In a reflective attitude, his
hand placed against his head, while his
finger covered the scar. The bust men
are not without their failing*—thoir sours
— hut do not dwull upon them. In sink
ing of them to others, adopt the painter's
expedient, and let the linger of love bo
pluccd on the <car.
MyleUar t» finished ; but how shall It end ?
small 1 stun ,t j llst •• Itertha M’Caul ?"
It « so awkward tu write to a gentleman friend
And to Char toy tea hardest of all.
Shall I say. “ Youre respocttuUyv Horrible '
No ;
That would be quite insulting. I'm suit-
Or " Cordially yours T ” Or *’ lour friend' 4*.
and-So ? ’’
These phrases I cannot endure.
Well, “Sincerely your friend?" No, that Is
not q ite true ;
Or “ Yours to command ? ” That's too meek;
"Yours us ever ? ” Oh, shocking .' TSut would
never do.
We wore strangers till Michaelmas week.
I have it 1 I've written quite fast (we'll sup
" Yours in haste." Ah, that hardly sounds
lie might take It in literal earnest; who knows?
Whien would put me in me h a poor light.
Pear mo ! How perplexing ! Thero u an ex
That might tell—what he never must know—
And yet, though it almost would be a confes
llo never would fancy it so,
•Tis toooommon to use it. I've written it often,
Hut ne'er felt its meaning bufore ;
lie'll never suspect. (Ah, 1 see his eye soften
" bile scanning uiy note o'er and o'er.)
So I’ll say it. Why not? What harm can it do?
' fis wiilten. And now for the sending —
"Yours truly”—1 fool as if, somehow, ha
Thougli it's really a commonplace ending.
Falling in Lovk.—Ono of the most
mysterious and unaccountable things in
tlio world is limv people fall in love. We
do not moan tho gradual and equable
descent by which two long-time acquaint
ances, steadily becoming more and more
attractive to each other, ultimately grow
to be inseparable. Wo refer to the sud
den plunge—tho falling off n precipice,
ns it wore —by which people sometimes
becomes instantaneously absorbed in each
other, and mutually encircled and over
borne by an all engrossing, reciprocal
affection. Love at first sight it is com
monly culled.
A man may have been a great deal In
society; bo may Imve traveled over tho
world ; ho may have seen hundreds of
beautiful girls ; but no ono has ever made
any serious impression upon him. All at
once bo meets a glance, ho perceives a
female form, ho encounters u woman’s
lace, the like of which he instantaneously
feels lie has never beheld before. He is
fascinated, cnthrallud, bound hand and
loot for evermoro.
Why it is bo ennnot tell —be cannot
imagine. The mystery is unfathomable.
There may bo a disparity in years, in
what is called social position, in fortune,
and indeed in almost every particular.
For that tie cares not, or if lie cares, bis
regrets are inoperative upon his feelings,
and vain, lie only knows that lie has
met an object which, in spito of himself
it may be, bo must love and adore.
Ami women fall in love in Ilia snino
inexplicable manner, being wholly unable
to explain even to themselves the reason
ot it—perhaps moro frequently than men,
W but does it mean T Tlioru must be
some magnetic or spiritual inUuence
which is unknown to any system of phi
losophy over yet discovered.
So it lias boon from the beginning of
the world ; so it probably will continue
to bo to the end of time.
Hut there is one tiling about falling in
love ; it is not so chilling or unpleasant
as falling through the ice.—A'em York
If KitK is a curious story of the bid slav
ery times, which wo clip from a western
Carolina paper. In the gold mining re
gions of llurko county lived an industri
ous, woll-to do free colored woman, by
the name of Nancy Boyce, Shu was en
gaged to marry Jack, u slave, and in or
der to have everything pleasant, she put
bur band in bur pocket and bought him
of tiis master. Hut she was shrewd
enough to take a bill of sale of him, for
lunutely, us it luipponed, for Jack turned
out utterly worthless and a perfect sot.
Hut little need was there for Nancy to go
to the courts for relief by divorce, tilia
knew a better way than that. She owned
tier man, and she simply sold him to a
slave dealer, who carried him off tu the
far Southwest, so that tho sharp Nancy
was never bothered by him again. Hus
bands have been badly sold before, tlio’
not in this particular way.
OlttOIN OK 1’tCNNY Postaok.—An En
glish lecturer recently told his audience
that Mr. Howland Hill saw a poor wo
man whose husband was away, look ear
nestly at the outside of a letter from him
and then decline to tuko it, ns the postage
was too grunt. He expressed his sympa
thy, hut when the postman was gone she
explained to him that the letter was all
outside ; her husband and she had agreed
on signs mid tokens und variations of the
address, so she could thus learn without
fee that he was well or ill, was coming
home soon, or wished her to come to him,
or would send her money next wuuk, and
so on. The luture reformer thought it a
pity tho poor should ho driven to such
shills and accordingly preached penny
postage. This the lecturer asserted, was
tho origin of clump postage.
To I’kintkks. —A good washing com
pound for cleaning type, etc., may be
made as follows : Take sal soda one
pound, unslacked lime one-half pound,
and one gallon of water; boil half an
hour, stirring frequently, thon let it stand
till well settled, and when perfectly clear
pour off into another vessel. When pre
paring lor use take one part of this liquid
and add two of water. We have tried
sevuiai kinds of wa-hiog fluid, but And
this the cheapest as woll ns the best of
any. The necessary articles can bo pur
chased anywhere for twenty-five c<*nU.

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