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OFFICK —With -I 11 It-irkrr, K 4 , ettst aide of tbo iMaza, opposite the Court House. aug4 GEORGE WATCHMAKER E SMITH. AND JEWELER. Montgomery street, between Myers ana Huntocta Streets Orovillle. ALL KINDS oK JEWELRY mmfe to or+r_Pl,\'.luMi VVnKK and iv other Prel i ms Clones set in benulßui style. COLD AND Wr tch CS*Uhaiiif,Gold Buckles, Pens, Clocks, csd nam!*,«. f ii.! Buckles,«’e /r-'/ - If VC., *M-«.ih . 4\Yfw " ATI lies MIPAIteRD j>«~soro)/|r.and warranted. Don’t forge*. he name. GEO. E. : At Rosenthall s Old Stand uy mygf*tf •MITIf, d*ja G C HARVEY ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Orovii’.e, Untie County. Orric*—On the Plaza, opposite the Court House. Bird street. Special attention given to the searching 6f County Records, Investigation of Tales, and to the draw ini? of Deeds and Conveyances for record. odd HENRY GATEYMAN GERMAN PAIN Tt R . Miners’ Alley, East side, between Iluntoon and Myers streets OroVHlc. my 7 MIKARD II EARLEY ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, NOTARY PUBLIC, REAL ESTATE AGENT AND CONVEYANCER. OFF! E—On r.ird street, north eiile of the Plvzn 031 BURT & RHODES ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS aT LAW, Oroville, Office, —Hirdslrcet.ia Hurt’s new brick building,up Karra. o!3 CHARLES F LOTT ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, AND NOT ARY PUBLIC. Oroville Butte Co. Or nr*—Bird street, between Myers and Iluntoon. jyll-U THOMAS WELLS. ATTORNEY A T LA W, Oroville, Butte Co. Special attention given lo the searching of County Records,! nve»:igut ion of Titles, Jcc.,aud to the drawing Deed sand all instruments for record OFFlCE—lluntoon stre -L opposite the Court lions©. 8-45 jambs o'obxcn. hi- b ■particular attention paid to chronic diseases, and •all ethers common ii* this country. Has had large •e*jutrience in hospital and family practice, and con fidently hopes f »r a share of public patronage. Orru k—At the County Hospital, Lynchburgh. n2O JOHN S BERRY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. OFFICE—Bird street, threo doors above the Butt© Record office. JAMES S LONG, COU X T Y SURVEYOR. Of nr k —ln the Court House. ocO EYE- EAR & SURGIC VL INFIRMARY Hubbard & Teed, PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS OFFICE—D street, between Second and Third streets, Marysville N B.—Opcraiionson the r.\© and Ear and the Treat ment of ihoir Diseases, will receive special attention Dr. M. Vrooman. OFFICE —On Bird street two doors Irom the ufflo. Theatre block. »»dlci hours, from 9A. M.. to 12 M., and from 2 I*. M, lo 0 o’clock. Calls from the country, of responsible men, will be punctually at tended. Kates of char; the «arß2 as adopt©! by Ah© Butt© County Medtrai Society apl S W W COU6HE7. ATTORX K V A T LA W, AND NOTARY PUBLIC. OrncK—Bird street. Oroville, Bulle County, Cal. dec. 1. ’5B. J. Upstone, Comer of Montgomery arid Oak Streets, Oroville, Dealer is d: s. steel.’springs, axles, iiom. Coal, Blacksmith’s Tools. Carriage Lumbar, •uc Quar z Stiver, Iron SB a ::e r - :u: I D» -■;*, made lo order. jc>otf Notice. WM. WILSOX HAS UEMOVF.O -"-J hi-, office from I; id well to 0:u\:l)c. i.ppos-ite the ft- Nicholas Hotel. oc-10 Insolvency Notice. OF CALIFORNIA—COUXTY op BUTTE : Tn County Court. In the matter of Jmmes II Cola l>an vs. His Creditors, in pursuance of the order if the County Judge, at chambers. lh«s day made: Sou;© i* hereby given !.* the credit »r? ol James H. pe titioner in insolvency, to be and appear before the County Judge of Butt© cojntv. at chambers, at h;s <>f» fice in said county, on the T.’n day of Decern b© a i» ISSB, at 10 o’clock a m , to >!■ w c : ;m\ they have, why the prayer of slid petitioner should col* be granted. and he be discharge t from his debt's : and that all judicial proceeding- ag- inst s ,: d in-lreut remain stayed until the dual cktUtrtni nation of his petition filled in said Court. Witness my hand and the s al «f said court affixed, Ik is sth day ut Ni ' ember a d saal M II DA REACH, Nov. 6. 1?5? 4w Clerk Co. Court, Butte co. Cal. Justice’s Summons. 7 UNITED STATES OP AMERIC A St*u> of California, County of Butts b>. In Jus tick’s Court, Opbir township. Ti e People of th' Male of California to Ah Wi greeting: You a-e hereby •ummoned to apj ar before me, a: my office in Ophir Township, Count} li'uu-, 14 th day of De cember, a. d. Hl lo K-k a. m.. lo aa»wer unto the compUint of Ah Tim, who sued to recover th© sum of one hundred dollars, alleged lob© due him from you for motu-y had and received, at your si»ecial instance and request, w!i©n judgmebt wi.l be taken against you for the sail ;mount, ti gelher with costs Kvi.JUhle, ;■ «UUc.umy,gn.« tl i.g: Make service mod due n-saru hereof, under lu .y h«KUhi, third 'dnt- of IV«mbor. >. ». IsoS. C.O. LINCOLN, Ju.ttco of !>««> 8ec.4,1?3r>. of-u d Township THE WEEKLY BUTE RECORD. The Faithless Nelly Gray, BY TO* HOOD-. Ben Rattle was a soldier bold, And u:-ed to wars alarms ; But a cannon-ball took off his legs, So he laid down his arms 1 Now. as they bore him off the field, Said he "Let others ahoot. For here I leave my second leg. And the Forty-second Foot!’’ The army-surgeons made him limbs ; Said he "they're only pegs ; Bat there's as wooden members quite As represent my legs I*’ Now, Ben he loved a pretty maid, Her name was Nelly Gray ; So he went to pay her his devoirs, When he'd devoured his pay. But when he called on Nelly Gray, She made him quite a solff, Aird when she saw his w-.odeu legs, Began to take them off! Y ‘o, Nelly Gray !0, Nelly Gray! 1- ibis your love so warm? The love that loves a scarlet coat Should be mure uniform I” *aid she. “I loved a soldier onn>, For he was blithe and brave. But I will never wed a man With both legs in the grave ! ‘•Before you had those timber-toes, Your love I did allow, Bui then, you know,you stand upon Another footing now!" “0, Nelly Gray! O. Nel 1 y Gray I For all yonr jeering speeches. At duty's call. I left my legs In Badajos, breaches !" ■Wy then.” said <he. “you've lost the feet Ot tegs in war's alarms. And now ynii cannot vicar your .-hoes L'pon your feats of arms!'” “0. false and fickle Nelly Gray, 1 know why you refuse ; Though I've no feet—s>mc other man Is standing in my -hoes. “I wish I ne'er had seen your face ; But, now. a long farewell! For you n il! be my death :—ala- You will not be my JS’ell! ' Now’, when he went from Nelly Gray-, His heart so heavy gut, And life was such a burthen grown, It made him take a km 4 1 Po round his melancholy neck, A r*»pe he did entwine. * And, for the second time in life, Enlisted in the Line I One end he tied around a beam, And then removed hi- i egs. And, as his legs were off— of conrss He soon was off his leg*! ■And there he hang till he was dea-i As any nail in towu, — For though distress had ent him up It could not cut him down 4 A dozen men sat on his corpse, To find out why he died And they buried Ben in four cross-roiuH, With a stake in his inside-! Female Virtue and Gambi.txg.— As a proof of tire intensely demoralizing- effect of card-playing, we give the following extract. Our readers may think 113 too sweeping in our condemnation of what many consider merely an innocent amusement, which so long as they play for “love"—which is, we believe, the tech nical term—is no doubt harmless ; but at the best a frivolous, untellectual method of fritting away the lime. Either mnsic or dancing are surely infinitely preferable, especially for young people, and when persons are too old to dance themselves, wo cannot conceive any greater pleasure than watching the -enjoyment of the young : “The latest from a German bath tells us how a gentleman un jcune it-mnh Iran gnrcnn —a dashing player, dropped his banknotes; not in the rapi 1 signification, but in tbe veri table one. They were to the amount of 10,0(10 francs. A lady at his side was troubled with a severe cough for a moment, and received the condolence of all present, who of course saw in her all the sorrows of a Violetta, freed from her sins. The cough censed her to stoop be side the table, and shortly a'terwards, with a hectic flush that awoke double commiseration, to retire from the table. There are disciples of Voltaire still in existence. Oiie of them, his counterpart in sharp physiognoms and cynic smile, but looking a trifle more like the man of elevated society, touched beau gairon on the shoulder —“You have lost some bank notes," A moment's examination of the little banking heap at his side and there is an -Un'effcl, monsieur, vauz are: raison.’’ “They are in that lady's pocket who has just left the table," said the old gentleman with the true Voltaire malicious smile. “Oh, impossible sir." “Have her searched quietly observed the old man. “Impossible' I dare not." lint 1 dare even more than youth will, then for the good of so ciety.” A nimble step brings him to the side of the lady. A sort of half polite, half-cava licr tone is assumed. For a moment the lady dottiest but seeing the stern look of the old man and the inquiring glanceof the young one. now at her side, she dips into her pocket. She would see. (fit. yes 1 she found them, and was just upon the point of giving them to the pro prietor of the union to have them advertised! Then, with a recovery of self-possession, site exclaimed, with the srracc of the demi-monde, “will monsieur not reward me for my trouble?” The Growth oe a Sine.—This piece of ship anatomy was, a few months since, the home of singing birds: and it, green leaves danced and twinkled to their music. And now . though stripped and scenting dead, it w ill live a gallant life : it will feel a noble sympa thy with giant being; it will pulsate the bil low ; it will be a portion cf a living ship; a beautiful and fearful thing, lull-breasted, robed in flowing snow ; a thing where grace and mightiness marry, and are indivisibly harmon ized. The growth of a ship 1 The growth of a human thing 1 Why, it is alike. The earth and sky—all the elements have done their min istering, nursing the primal germ. And then, as the babe is to be the man, so is the timber to the craft. The child becomes an honest trader or a sinful thief. The oak swims a mer chant. or plunders as a buccaneer. —Douglas Jerrold. Extraordinary Compromise.—At the last Durham assizes, a very deaf old lady, who bad brought an action for damages against a neigh bor. was being examined, when the judge sug gested a compromise, and instructed counsel To ask iter what she w uld take to settle matters “What will you take?' asked the gentleman in the bob-tailed wig of the old ladv. The old lady merely shook her head. “His lordship wants to know what yon will lake ?” asked the counsel again, this time bawling as loud as he could in the old lady's car. ■I thank his lordship kindly.” the ancient dame answered stoutly ; -and if it is no in convenience to him. I'll take a little warm ale."— Beil’s Life in London. OEOYILLE, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18.1858. Sau Francisco a Ship Building Depot. Several weeks ago Captain Davidoff. of the Russian Imperial N'avy, arrived at this port from the Antoor River, with Instructions from the Emperor to have a steam gun-boat con structed in California for the use of the Rus sian Government on the Coast of Eastern Asia. I he Captain has since that time been engaged in making examinations of the different kinds of wood produced in this country with the view of ascertaining whether that now used for ship building purposes would answer the desired purpose. The oak and laurel, now principally adopted by ship builders, has an swered very well for small vessels and inland steamboats, for which the usually small dimen sions of the wood seemed to meet every re quirement, but whether that material would apply to as large a vessel as a gun-boat which i- to Ire of the size of those used in the Sea of AzotT. by the English, in the late war, another question. The Russian Government has ordered that the vessel shall be ready to leave California by July next, and to be in the A moor River by August, This demands the utmost dis patch ; and the difficulty of the !a-k is shown by the fact that the timber for the vessel has yet to be cut from the woods. The chief trouble, however, is that the timber, after be ing -cut and.conveyed to the Xavy Yard, at Mare Island, requires to bo seasoned before being put into the hull of the gun boat. The question thus arises whether, in the stated period, any wood can be made ready for the prescribed purpose, and whether, in* line, the two classes of timber now used—laurel or oak—can bo seasoned in that space of time. Any ‘Old Californian,” who may be well in formed on these matters will confer a favor by addressing to this journal their views on the subject, as well as to what arc the most dura ble woods used for mechanical purposes ia this Htate. Captain Jlavidplt has, wo believe, in structions to apply elsewhere to have the ves sel built, in case California does not offer the requisite natural facilities. The mechanical portion, he thinks, could not bo excelled any where in the world. As an officer of exper ience in naval construction, ho expresses the highest opinion of the work he has seen, not only at the Xavy Yard, ul Mare Island, but at the private ship yards in .San Francisco. At this time, when onr own Government is having a war steamer built at the public works, it would be a double honor to the growing me chanical genius of our young Slate if Califor nia could enjoy the honor of turning out the first vessel for foreign service on the Pacific. For this reason, we believe that any persons having reliable information on the subjects above referred to will not hesitate to commu nicate them. New York has just completed the largest wooden vessel in the world for the Russian Government, (the ‘‘Grand Admiral”); perhaps as that great power increases her commercial operations in the A moor country, she may often become a customer of our me chanical works. We should, in this connec tion, add that we were in error on Wednesday in stating that the contract for the machinery of the new war steamer about being set up at Mare Island had been given to the Pacific Foundry of this city. Several firms were bid ders lor the work, but the prices were so large ly over that of New York foundries that Com. Csnningham deemed it expedient, before clos ing with any, to write t > Washington for in structions. The lowest bid was not much un der seventy thousand dollars. It is a matter of great importance to show, by incontestible evidence, that California has within herself, not only the mechanical skill for the construction of naval ships, but the ma terial ot which to build them. Eventually we must maintain a "I’acific fleet” for the protec tion of American commerce os this great ocean. Those ships should never leave the Pacific, and should be built in California, and of California material.— S. F. Times, Dec. '3J. Oxf-To see the effects of one's surroundings, says the Philadelphia Gazette, Uok at the re presentatives of the central flowery and, who sells segars on the side walk, near the custom bouse. The name of this exotic is Hang Whan:'. Mr. Hang Whang has been in the segar trade and the mode! republic about foe weeks. He made his debut with his unmen tionables nearest his skin, and his shirt outside —the latest style current at Hong Kong. A week afterwards he laid aside Chinese trousers and took to Market street pants. The next week he left off his bine frock, and came out in a dress coat —the tail starched so si iff that you might use it lor a boot jack. The next change was to purchase a Warburton hat, and to convert Ids former one into a portable money drawer. We yesterday found him en tirely transmogriged into anti Celestial—his Chinese boots traded off for brogans and his pig-tail braided up behind his cars like a las; years bird’s nest. Yesterday evening we heard him indulging in profanity. If ail this don’t goto show the advantages of civilization, then what docs ? Tire Dlello ix Chicago.—ln a recent num ber of the Chicago Journal we find the follow ing ; A legitimate bona fide duel took place this morning upon the Garden City race course, between a financier of this city and a clerk at one of our hotels. The wounded honors were occasioned by a lady, as usual. A formal challenge was passed, and Colt’s revolvers were the weapons selected. To make the affair still mere interesting, Slot) were put up as a for feit, in case either party backed out. and one of jthem slept on the field last night to be in readiness The parties met this morning on the race course, armed and equipped as the code directs. At tin given signal the princi pals took deadly aim at each other and fired, but neither was bit. The seconds declared the affair honorably adjusted, except that neither of them can hold office after this. We con gratulate them that they had no need of a Coroner. Straxok Ixsrr.ANCE C >se,— An extraordi nary insurance case is pending in Detroit, Mich igan. _ The widow of S. M. Haldcu has sued the New York Union Mutual Company for the amount of a policy of ?9,000 on her hus bands life, and there were, besides, other poli cic- on his lile to the amount of §20.000. Mr. Halden was killed a year ago at Ann Arbor, having been shot by some unknown person while on the way from the depot to his house. Suspicions circumstances developed after the murder have led to a belief that he was killed to obtain the money from the life insurance companies. The defendants in the suit now pending slate that more careful and extended inquiries lead them to the belief that this was the result of a conspiracy, the principal actors ot which are now living in remote parts of New York. Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and as yet beyond the reach of process. They decline to give the names of the parties, lest the ends ot justice may be de feated. Death of Pail, the Pistol-Shooter—W't are informed, by a private letter from St. Louis, says Porter's Spirit, that Capt. E. vY. Paul, tUc great pistol-shot, died in that city on the morning ot October 21st. He wa=. perhap-. the best shooter, at fancy shooting, on the wing, 4c.. that the world ever saw. Travis, however, could beat him at the word, and also at stationary mark. A Grand Concert Room. —We find in the Y. Musical rcveiw, a letter from J. M. Boulard of the Allcghaniaus, dated Big Tree Grove, California, July 10th, 1 isIS, in which the followin account ol a concert on the stump of the Btg Tree is given : “We arrived here yesterday ; traveled fif teen miles out of our route for the purpose of viewing what I consider the greatest natural curiosities in existence. These curiosities are nothing more nor less than trees—trees of such mammoth proportions that any description which might be given of them must certainly appear fabulous to any one who has not actu ally s on them. Within an area of fifty acres ninety-two o! these monster trees are found standing, aud are, beyond doubt, the most stu pendous vegetable products in the world. They ar-- situated in a valley in Calaveras county, at the source of the tributaries of the Calaveras river, fifteen miles above Murphy's Camp. These trees vary in sice from eighty to one hundred and twelve feet in circumfer ence, and from three hundred to four hundred aud lit.y feet in bight. Only one of these gi ants of the forest has ever been cut down ; aud to accomplish this feat it took five men, with saws and augurs, twenty-five days ; it was cut ofl ten feet from the ground : the stamp at this point meamres tbn-ijMirtWm in oiJmetcr; and being covered or shaded by a beautiful arbor, we used the top of this stump for a con cert room. Friday Evening, July 10th. we gave aregu lar “Grand Slump Cencci',” “for one night only,'' to an audience of fifty three persons ; we sang all our national and patriotic songs, and the enthusiasm manifested was almost un bounded. and was certainly highly Mattering to ns. We have sung in the “Mammoth Cave,” under the ‘ lb-so Shoe,’’at Niagara Falls, and given hundreds of concerts during the past twelve years, but never one that will be longer remembered by us than the one given upon the “Big Slump Only think of it, 53 persons besides our four solves and instrument all npon the stump of a tree at the same time! Boston Posts.—A western paper mentions as among the advantages derived from a resi dence in lowa that people who have endured a childless union for “io. these many years,” in other states, have been blessed with “well springs of pleasure” to the full extent of their The editor of Harper's Weekly has been troubled with poetical correspondents. A contributor, who signs himsutf Beelzebub, sends a poem, of which the following couplet is the conclusion: “But now thy reign is well nigh o’er. And soon IJuiuL. ty a-:T to he no mare!' 1 • • leasing to be no more strikes us as being a sort of double distilled extinction. Whover ’Beel zebub may bo, he justifies his nomine de plume by writing d—ish bad poetry. “Roa : ;. me alive,” said Corwin, the wagon boy.io-his speech at Xenia, Ohio.—“ Roast mo alive ! i haven't got much fat. but it shall all bo tried out of me before I will vote to ad mit a slave state, kc. Tom's drippings would supply any quantity of spirit lamps un less his pores have been very open for the last five years. 'I he popular idea that there is more going on in a day in Xew York than iu some cities !•> ;i fortnight seems to be forcibly demonstra ted just now. There are races for a very lofty figure—-S-i 0,000- sparnn » matches, lectures on five, political meetings, operas iu every known language, a trial for murder, theaters, •heps'at hotels, sucides, and, in act, every thing but virtue, order and decorum. A Xew York correspondent of the London Illustrated News, writing of the recent horse show at Springfield, describes some of the no tabilities present. Among them was Gov emor Banks, lute Speaker of Congress, who has his eagle ei:c on the Presidential chair.” W e are glad that he has no other part of him on the chair aforesaid. 'Eagle eye,’ in deed !• Don’t insult the fierce grey’ bird! dont. A ‘medium' pretends to have discovered Thurston, the unfortunate balloonist, and re ports him in a house, sufLiing from a high fe ver. His condition was rather high at last accounts. Who the Deixr Was it?—Brown tells us Vermont story which be says is as authentic as the best ot the Post anecdotes, and certain ly nothing more can be required. -V respect able gentleman in Windsor county, mauv years ago, had an ambition to represent hi’s town in the State legi hit ure. Though a man of good character, and every way able enough for the office besought, ho happened, as Aunt Peggy used to say, to have -a great many winning ways to make folks hate him,” anil was in fact the most unpopular man in tow*. Goi gto Squire X.. an influential man who happened to be friendly to him. he laid his case before him, and asked his influence; say ing that he did not expect help without paying for it, and declaring that if ho could gelX's influence he was sure to be elected. The ’Sqaice “put in his best jumps” for his man ; hut when the ballot box was turned, another man was declared elected. The disappointed candidate c-alh d to know how the vote stood, and learned that he had got just three riles! “But 1 don't understand ’ it.” said he, turn ing to the Squire with a chop-fallen counte nance. “Xor 1 either," said the 'Squire; “I put in my vote ; yon put in another ; but who the d—l put iu the third is more than I can imag ine.—Boston Post. Thinking Canary.—A friend of ours is in possession of a canary which we think is as wonderful a bird as the old lady's hen who ob served the .Sabbath by declining to lay eggs on that day of the week. This canary is a remarkable fine singer, and from sunrise to sunset, he makes the neighbor hood joyous with his melody. His owner is unfortunately subject to sick head-ache, and suffers so seriously that he is obliged to lay in bed during the attack. The last two or three times he has been obliged to knock under to the malady, “Char ley" has been perfectly mute—n d a note is heard ; ho sits moping on his perch, and no thing can induce him to sing: he takes his food as usual and wastes himself, bm wont even chirp. As soon, however as his owner leaves his bed and speaks to him. he expresses his pleasure by jumping from perch to perch, and then pours a volume of melody to denote his gratification, which makes the room ring again.— FiremenJour. Editorial Courtesy in Kansas.—The edi tor of the ConstilvJionnlii!, published at Don iphan. K. T., pitches into the editor of a Black Republican sheet after the following manner; “The editor of the Chief wishes us to bring him into notice, bntjve do not wish to polutc our columns wit it such trash, unless forced to do so. We would gently hint to the cross eyed crank sided, peaked and long razor nosed, blue mouthed, nigger-lipped, white-eyed, soft headed, long-eared, crane-necked, blobber-lip ped. squeaky voiced, empty headea, snaggle toothed, filthy mouthed, box ankled, pigeon toed, reel footed, ignoble Black Republican Abolition editor to attend to his own affairs, or we will pitch into him iu earnest. . Social Amusements in Cincinnati. —The facts of the accidental shooting of a young man in Cincinnati was recorded a few days ago in the papers of that city. Accidental it was called; hut the peculiar circumstances of the case, as now narrated by the Cincinnati Coinmc: cial, would hardly justify that term. A group of young men were conversing upon the subject oi shooting. Jim remarked that he had been lately undergoing a course of les sons from Travis, and he considered himself a crack pistol shot. However exalted an opin ion Jim might entertain of his prowess, it was not concurred iu by ids friend I'om. who did not hesitate to tell Jim so. saying he could not hit an elephant at ten paces. This disparage ment of the young man's skill so roused his ire that he wanted immediately to wager a small sum that he could hit any object larger than a cent, or ring the beil three times in succes sion. at a distance of ten paces, t ‘lb'iie, said Tom, T will take the bet.’ Aery Well,’ replied Jim, ’only be sure and name a mark .os large in diameter as a cent.’ ‘All right—l'll do so. it is myself.’. ‘V. hat 1 ejaculated Jim. with astonishment, •you ! you put yourself as a mark to shoot at 1’ ‘Yes, sir, coolly replied Tom, ‘I will, and what is more, 1 do not think that the target will be in any particular danger.' The second sarcastic reference to Jim’s at tainment nerved him, and, drawing his wallet quickly, ho laid down the amount of the pro posed bet, which was quickly covered by Tom. The preliminaries settled, both parties, tog< til er wall a few favored friends, repaired to the back yard, where the grand trial of skill was to take place. Like a hero iu a sacred cause did Tom stand at the distance agreed up n Mot a muscle moved, nor was any emotion dis tinguishable in Ills features. Confident in his measurement of Jim’s capacities, lie stood “Heedless of ail around.” and patiently waited Jim's readiness. The word was given, cne—the pistol is raised, two —ho takes deliberate aim, three—fires. •My God 1' shrieked Tom, in the wildest des pair, -i ni shot 1’ •Didn’t 1 tell you so V laconically spoke Jim, without thinking to ask the extent of his friend's injuries; ‘didn’t I tell you so ? I knew it: lin a sure shot!' The spectators Hew to Tom’s aid, who was, fortunately, found to be not much hurl, the bail having entered line fleshy part ot his leg. Good humorcdly they all returned to the bar room and indulged iu a smile. Since the oc currence not one of Jim’s friends has dared to dispute his claims as a crack shot, fearing that the consequences may be to them a dead shot. What a pity the develish fool was not shot in the head 1 Advertising.— 1 have always considered advertising, liberally and long, to be the great medium of success in business, and prelude to wealth. And 1 have made it au invariable rule, too, to advertise in the dullest times, long experience having taught me that money thus spent is well laid out; as by keeping my busi ir s continually before the public, it has se cured me many sales that I would otherwise have lost. —Stephen Girard. Some people, however, by their con duct. appear to think that Stephen Girard didn't know how to make a fortune, and think “there’s no use putting everything into the pa pers ;” that their stores are enough known al ready ; and these people will continue to jog along at a snail's pace, and are soon distanced by their competitors. There is skill in adver tising as in everything else. Advertisements should be changed olten. and their phraseolo gy altered, or they will be considered as out of date. This is the ago of lightning and steam presses. Sleepers must awake up, or they will be left behind. —New Orleans Bul let i ' ■ A Sensible Corollary.— A writer in the Chicago Journal gives his experience in regard to a wheat speculation in which he had been ecg:t;cd. The same remarks would apply al most as well to anything else, not excepting candles and butter. He says, in summingup : “That to buy at ‘eighty-five’ and sell at ’fif ty-live' will not pay, unless a man does a very large business. That wheat, when it < noe be gins to full, is a devlish long while in reaching the bottom. That when it once begins to heat, it very soon becomes too hot to hold. That, alter all, the surest way to make money in wheat is to plant it in good soil. And, lastly, that a man going into the wheat market, with even a very small capital, if he is industrious and perseveres, may very soon succeed in ow ing more than it is probable he will ever be worth.” The Growing Use or “Slano” in Decksm Fa ah mbs. — How imperceptibly we acquire bad habils is to be seen by the aptness with which some adopt slang phrases. It is not uncommon to hear a young lady in her moth er's parlor, surrounded by all the appliances of wealth and elegance, reply to a friendly inter rogatory by the expressive phrase, “you bet.” 1 f you ask her to accompany you to a concert, she may refuse by that laconic expression: “over the left.” or, should she choose to accept your invitation, she will signify he intention by saying, “ob course I will, sir.” Should the way prove rough and uneven, she will inform you that “Jordan am a hard road to travel.” Should she wish to advance any of her friends in your good opinion, she w ill tell you that he is “perfect brick." The mother tells her babe to “dry up,” and her boys to “go it while they're young.” and even the children catch tire taint, and defy parental authority by say ing, “you can't come it." I.ike a deluge of unclean water, slang phrases are sweeping over the land, debasing and degrading that power which distinguishes man from brute.— S. c: Hesperian. Collision Preventer.—The latest new idea for preventing the sad effecls of collisions on railroads is to have a track laid across the top,; of t'nc cars, with inclined tracks upon the long cow catclicrs placed at the front ami rear of the train. The approaching tram upon the same track, moving in whichever direction, instead of coming m collission, would run up the inch:; d tracks, pass safely over the tops of the cars that are in the way and down upon the main truck again, all in the twinkling of an eye. Mr. \V. L. Pursall of New York city, is the originator of the above happy con trivance.—Scientific Ame’ lean. Novel Arrest.—A sheriff's officer in Nor wich, Connecticut, made the following return lately: “Then and there, by virtue, *c., I ar rested the body of the within named Quinlan. forty feet high upa while ■■nk tree , in said Nor wich.” One of ti e items of fees, as allowed by the court reads: “ Paid assistance to climb tree and bring prisoner down, etc.” The Lord’s Table.— ln illustration of the controversy that has arisen concerning Henry Ward Iteecher's liberal style of invitation to the communion, the anecdote is quoted of an Knglish Judge, wlie.on being reluscd the bread and the cup, because he was not a mem ber of the dispensing church, quietly remark ed, “Oh! I beg your pardon, 1 thought this the Lord's lab.e ; I have nothing more to say if it is only a private little supper of your own.” Electric Cable without Insulation. Some weeks since wo announced the discov ery by Mr. John Pattison, of this city, of a novel mode of transmitting intelligence under water by means cf uninsi.ictcd vires. Doubt less many, who, in their own estimation, be long to the sc: rt.iic world have already sneer ed at the idea. and. with a great deal of self sufficiency. ftavo oracularly pronounced the same a humbug. They may yet live to learn better. V> e have taken considerable pains to inves tigate the principles of the new discovery <f Mr. Pattison and we are perfectly convinced that an uninsulated cable on his plan can be worked for short distances, say across the Bay of Ban Francisco, with ease. For long dis tances there may be some difficulty not to be foreseen ; yet, the more wire that Mr. Patti son has used in his experiments, the more sat isfactory have been the results. The currents seem to pr> pare themself •» for greater efficien cy of action the more wire is added to the line—an angary of the happiest results in ap plying the new mode to a very extended line. There is something grand in the idea of mak ing the w ide Atlantic a cup of a battery and using it to overcome the obstacles it presents to the communication of intelligence from na tion to nation far asunder. Bitch, however, is ;t part o’" the plan the newly discovered theory evolves. Principles heretofore known to some extent by electricians are applied by Mr. Pat tison on a more extended and expansive scale, and yet to the effect of annihilating expense. II tlie new di-covery prove us valuable as its results thus far seem to foreshadow, a simple wire will hereafter take the place of the cables costing so much for insulation, and no inhabi table island in tlie wide wastes of ocean but may be able to obtain each morning the news from the great hives of Immunity all over the globe. .Steps have been well taken to procure letters patent in the United States and Great Britain for the new discovery, and ere long its merits will be thoroughly bated. We have great hopes, based on what we have seen, on the simplicity of the theory of Mr. Pattison and the results of it put in practice, that an important era is at hand in the unity of peoples by submarine agencies. The indications arc certainly flattering that, unless the powerful currents lately brought to bear on the Atlan tic cable have destroyed I lie continuity of the wire, that grand work, over w hich the waele world has just rejoiced and is now mourning, will yet be rendered useful.—Atrader Jotirnnl. A CoiNcrn.'xCE.—A night or two ago we were in the Lyceum Theatre, during the re presentation of the "Marble Heart." The play, as many of our readers know, is an illus tration of the life of a fashionable coquette, who first wins, by her wiles, the affections ol a young, ardent and inexperienced sculptor— afterwards rejects him for a wealthy fool, and drives him, first to madness, and then to death. She breaks his heart, and in the last act, after lie lias discovered her treachery, and when The lit of madness seizes him, lie clutches his friend and gazing fixedly in the air, exclaims—"Do you not see the marble-hearted Marco?" On the ever,in" in question Mr. Booth delivered this passage with thrilling effect, and while he was staring upwards towards the dress circle, we observed that a beautiful young lady, who sat near to us turned d. a ly pale, and only bv a great exertion saved herself from fainting. It may have been the warmth and closeness of the air that produced this unanticipated effect, but wo happen to know that only four short months have passed since the accepted lover of tliis young lady was laid in "the silent tomb,” and that he, like poor Itaphacl Da chalet. in the drama, died of a broken heart. The coincidence, at all events, was queer.— -Si F. Spirit Times. Kdwin Forrest’s Retirement. — Talking of the retirement of Forrest from the stage, the Xew York II raid say; c For thirty-two years lie ha ; b.'en the prime favorite with the play-going public, and with but a limited repertoire, he has preserved a hold upon their affections equal to that which lias been enjoyed by the most brilliant lights of the histrionic world. Garrick, who Was es pecially favored by formic, and a lio was a nian ager as well as an author and actor, retired al ter thirty-live yours of theatrical life. Maek lin. Who died a centenarian, acted cbir ng sixty four years. Talma was Kmpcror of the 'Thea tre Francaise thirty-live years. Kdinund Kean died in the harness after a career of twenty years. Maeready retired thirty-six years al ter he made his debut upon the London boards. Booth was thirty years before the public ; ami Walluck.wko is now conducting the aflat is of his theaters in Xew York with all the vigor of middle life, made his first appearance in Lon don fifty two years ago. Ol ad the foregoing, only 'Talma. Forrest. Booth and Kean have . pursued their art without intermission from any cause whatever. A Governor Nonplussed.— The other night, as the ministers were returning from the Conference, on the Hast Tennessee and Geor gia Railroad, an amusing occurrence took place between Governor Brown and Parson Brown low. ,hi;t before the cars at rived at Knox ville. Governor Brown came up, and taking the Parson by the hand, remarked : “How do yea do, brother i rownlow? I am happy to see you.” The courtesy was returned, when the Gover nor continued : "I hope you will mr derate in all your no tions of pr priety in regard to your fellow cit izens—lire a goo 1 Christian—and lasl,.lhough not leas*, become a good Democrat.” The Parson, with the eccentric look pecu liar to Inmseit, stretched himself up and re marked : ‘•Governor, an old gentleman of your poli tics, many hundred years ago, took onr Savior upon a mountain and preached just such a sermon.” The outburst of laughter can be belter im agined than described, — Cincinnati Gazette. £••/> " Old Mrs. Checkerbury says slit thinks it very droll that the Fourth of July comes so often on Sunday, or Sunday corn s so often on the Fourth of July—site isn't sure which—and she says that Mr. Buck Cannon or the Con gres-latnre ought to do something about it. In her opinion it taki s all the oh! fashioned speril and patriekisin out of the Fourth of in dependence to have them come so—this mix ing of holidays and holy days ; this looking at the* minister, when your mind is running on malicious officers with feat hews in their t aps ; and tryinir to sing psalms when one is all the time thinking of Yankee Doodle.” A Goon One.—The Grand Jury iti their report, say ; ■; We would recommend to the Board of Su pervisors that when they let anew the contract fur keeping the county sick, that they also provide good and new bedding.” We were not aware that the county was sick, and did not know that the Board of Su pervisors had kept it sick. If the county is in ill health it certainly should have good and new bedding.— Awidar Ledger. fetr* An ignorant minister having remark ed in the presence of Dr. South that the “Lord had no need of man's learning,’ that witty di vine replied, “still Jess has he need of man's ignorance,” A Tale of the Present. On a pine wo. -il shed, in an alley dark, where scattered moonbeams, sifted through a roVf of t. tiering chimneys and an turning tf.ru and droop'iig, fell, strode buck and forth, with still ami tense drawn muscle and peculiar tread, a eat. His name was Xorval; on yonder neighbor l ing shed his father fought the cats that catno in squads from streets beyond Dupont, in search of food and strange ad' dure. Grim war be courted ; and his twisted tail, and spine upheaving in fantastic curve, and claws distended, and cars flatly pressed against a head th own back defiantly, told of impend ing strife. With eyes a-glcam. and screeching blasts of war, and steps as silent as the falling dew, young Xorve.' crept along the splintered edge, and ga?.ed a moment through the darkness down, with tail e-wag triumphantly. Then with an imp location and a growl— perhaps an oath in direst vengeance hissed— he started back, and, crooked his body like a lei ter S. or ra-iier like a U inverted, stood iu herce expectance. Twas well. With eyeballs glaring and ears all aslant, and open month in which two rows of fangs stood forth in sharp ami dread conformity, slow up a post from out the dark below a head appeared. A dreadful tocsin of determined strife young Xorval altered ; then, with face unblanched, and moustache standing straight before his nose, and tail Hung wildly to the passing breeze, steppe! lack iu cautions invitation to tire foe. Approaching the other, and, with prepara tions, dire, each eat surveyed the vantage of the field. Around they walked, with tails up lifted and backs high in air. while from their months, iu accents hissing with consuming rage, dropped brief but awful sentences of hate. t hrice rouml the roof they went in circle, each with eye upon the foe intently bent; then sidewise moving, as is wont with cats, gave one long-drawn, terrific, savage yawl, and buckled in. Tire fur flew. A mist of hair hung o’er the battle-field. High ‘hove the din of passing wagons rose the dreadful tumult of the strug gling cats. So gleamed their eyes in frenzy, that to me. who saw the conflict from a win dow near, nought else was plain but fiery stars that moved in orbits most eccentric. An hour they struggled in tempestuous might, then faint and fainter grew the squall ol war, until, all sound was hushed. Then I went forth with lanthorn, and tlie field surveyed. What saw 1? Six claws—cite ear—of teeth, perhaps a handful; and save fur, nought else except a solitary tail. That tail was Xorval’s—ny a ring I knew’t. The ear was—but we ll let the matter pass. The tale will do without the ear.— Gulden Era. Tins Stranoer Primrose is Australia-.- 3 The Loudon X, ws presents the most beautiful engraving we ever saw ; it represents the Aus tralian reception of a Primrose plant from England. The Primrose, so common in thd Uriii.-lt Jslis. is not a native of Australia A few years ago it was announced in Melbourne that one of these delicate flowers had arrived, blow,!ing from England. Directly thousands of people turned out to see the landing ef the gentle pilgrim front the old home of the exiles, Old men and maidens, grandmothers anil thetr children's children, grand sires and their sons, and sou's wives, greeted the Primrose on shorn and followed it in procession, and knelt down and kissed its face upturned to strange skies. The picture represents them all, including the hunter, dressed in skins, the savage bush man, the clown with his dog. the tradesman with his child, in his arms, and the half clad native, looking in wonder on the crowd. A country* man and Lis wife sit by with faces downcast and sonoWful, and near them the beautiful girls kneel by the flower, ready to kiss its blushing cheek, w hile a little boy is holding back a spaniel that would curiously thrust his nose among its sacred leaves. The express* =ion of every face is complete in character, forming! together, a most touching picture of that beautiful sentiment of all civilized lands, which would .inctify the lowliest thing that had been born from the dust of their native country. Beautiful type of that heaven-implanted love of kindred dust, which makes the perish ing exile rise Irom death's embrace to implore the tomb-shelter of his fathers, and to descry through the gathering gloom about the ctcr nal gateways the white cliffs of Abion, which once frowned on the expatriate, bat from whose brows time has smoothed the wrinkles and wrought instead a welcoming smile for the re turning prodigal. What human even w ith the curse of banishment upon him, could behold in a foreign land the fl.c al child of spring, uprisen from the turf hisj infant feet had trod, aud nut exclaim—"My country. I forgive thee ; give me but a grave iu thy bosom!" Who of us on America’s evening land-verge, like the Briton worshiping his pilgrim heather bloom, would not kiss the very cinque-foil that had parted the barren sands and trailed its vines over sorrowful ground baptized by a mother's tears Who wouldn't exclaim— ‘•fst.iml Lick I for -he is tender, And delegate, and Bender ; And a rude, 100 boisterous greeting, well meant al though it be, Might endanger our sweet stranger, from the land beyond the sea." Sanctified be thou, Home! And when the messenger of blessing and peace would descend earthward, let him tirst journey east with ben edictions on the broken household, and return ing bring to the lonesome cabins along the American Hesperida the welcome tidings “it is well !" Trinity Journal , C.U'i-tNu TtiK Climax.—A certain political speaker was addressing a large audience in Virginia, and descanting vehemently against proscription of foreigners, when his eye fell upon a little German Jew, a peddler of ready made clothing, wno seemed to be very much impress d with the argument of the orator, greedily swallowing up cvcrthing he uttered. This was 100 good an opportunity not to make the must of, and, looking the little peddler full in the eye, he exclaimed ; "Furriner, didn't you conic to tliis country to escape from tyrannical, down-trodden at d nppres-.d Europe .' Didn't yon floe to these happy shores to live in « land of freedom, where the rignt of suffrage is guaranteed to all? Didn't you, furriner?" He paused for a reply, when the little ped dler squeaked out, ■Xo, sir; 1 comes to dis country to sell sheap ready-made clothes." The Retort Courteous.— Hon. Alexander IL .Stephens, of Georgia, was once running for < Congress with an opponent of unusually large stature, and on the stump one day the discus sion became exceedingly warm ; whereupon the large man said to Stephens, who was small and delicate : "Why, I could button your cars back and swallow you whole, sir." To which rude remark Stephens retorted : "And if you did, you would then have more brains in your stomach than you ever bad iu your bead." The laughter which followed effectually di»- sipaU-d the ill-humor which was fast gaming isro. 6.