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VOL. 11.
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PUBLISHED EVERY
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BUSINESS CARDS.
CHARLES F. LOTT,
ATTORNEY* AXD UOUXSMLLOR AT LAW.
AXii NOTARY PUBLIC,
Ok »vili.r Bitte Uiuntv.
Office—Bird hi., between Myers and Hunt non.
T. M. i*ini S. HOSENBATM.
SMITH & ROSENBAUM,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Owr Sawin A Dunbar's «M brand, lluri
t««n street.
1.. C. Granger.] [A. M .uric:;. Jr.
GRANGER &, MAURICE,
ATTORNEYS AN!' COUNSELLORS AT I.AW.
Will practice in all of the Counties of the Fif
teenth Judicial District. and in the Supreme Court.
Office—on Bird !»t reel. l»el ween Huatoon and Myers
Street*. OftJVILLK. sep.litHi.
D. C. BURLINGAME,
DENTIST.
OFFICE —ln Mathews* Brick Build*
»I^ in'- r . on Hint.>on St.. Ix-tween Mont*
-‘■-LljljL'gomery and Bird Streets,
OltOVli.I.K.
JAMES O’BRIEN, M. D.,
Particular attention paid to Chronic Diseases,
and all others common t«» this , mntry. Has had
large experience i i hospital and famih practice,
md coutidently hopes tor a share of public patron
age.
omcc —Within two door* ot Clark A Bro.’s store
Myers st.. Oroville.
DR. D.W.C. WILLOUGHBY
Office—At McDeimott's Drugstore.
OItOVII.LE.
SAM C. DENSON,
ATT OK\ K \ S K 1.1.0 It A T 1. \ AV,
Will practice in all the Couits ot the Fifteenth
Judicial District.
Office—With Judge Weils. Bird street. Oroville
J. BLOCK &. Co,
.DEALERS IX GROCERIES AND MINERS
supplies.
Montgomery street. Oroville.
GE . C. PERKINS,
WHOLESALE VXD RETAIL DEALER IN
groceries. n:ovTsui.Ms and produce.
Coiner Myers and Montgomery streets. Oroville.
A. MCDERMOTT.
WHOLESALE VXD RETAIL DRCIXIST.
Montgomery Strict. Oroville.
COLTON Sl DARRACH,
DEALERS IX DRUGS AX'D MEDICINES.
Montgomery Street, Oroville.
GEO. E. SMITH,
DEALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEW
ELRY .
Montgomery street. Oroville.
A. a. SILICON. } ‘ THOS. CALLOW
A. G. SIMPSON,
Wholesale and Detail Dealer in BOOKS AXD
STATIONERY. STAPLE AXD FANCY
ARTICLES.
Theatre Block. Huntoon street, Oroville.
faulkner & Co.
»« .m. u*l ■: its.
Corner Myers and Montoiccry Streets. Oroville.
». LINK. } J. CONLY
E. LANE &. Co.
■« « v* ■«. JK 1C ,
Monte n;rrv strevt. Oroville.
J
CHARLES F. ROBBINS,
IMPORTKK AND DKALEU IN
T ype, Presses
PRINTING MATERIAL,
ETC.. ETC.
;»}j Nos. 11l m.a IX3 c:.'y &»■> Francisco.
J. HAMELL,
UNDERTAKER,
>11RI) STRKKT, OROVILLE.
THE WEEKLY BUTE RECORD.
HOTELS, &C.
International Hotel
Corner Montjoinery and Lincoln iti.,
OROVI LiT-jE.
BIRD & LOWRY,
PROPRIETORS.
JLOTItV, HAVING PURCHASED
• kb interest in this well known and popular
Hotel, the proprietors would assure the residents
of Oroville ai d the traveling public, that i«<> means
will be l*-lt untried to enable them lo deserve a
•li tre of their patronage.
THE TABLE
Is supplied with every luxury of the * .ison.and
every thing will hed-me to in-ure the ;
the guests at this hou-e.
THE BAR
Will always lie supplied with choice liquors and
cigars.
Single Meal* 50 Cents.
Lodgings 50 to 75 Cents,
t*, The Off! •' of the California Stage Company
is at the International.
ei“ Stages leave this liotel every day for all
parts of the country.
RALPH BIRD.
JAMES LOWRY.
BARNUM
HE ST A UH&ET
Cor. Montgomery & Iluntoon Sts.,
OROVILLE.
SV Tin: UNDERSIGNED. PRO- -rs / \
prictor Of this (•-*■•• ! - C ( c /
- that Vg.( ./
he i- pi■ ‘.Mt-d t" fur:.i-!x mea?> m all hour. -1 iy and
night. nunposed ut all the s.iiM.uPi.il- a ’•! delica
cies of the season which the market affords
BALLS, PARTIES,
And Assemblies of every nature,
will he supplied with Pinners. Suppers Jim; C-Ra
tions, in the best style and on the most liberal
terms.
Connected with the Restaurant is a HAIL wh'wc
can always be f mad the best and every description
of Liquors.
TERMS:
Ronvd per Week $G OO
Single Meals AO
Roanl H'T AVeeU wllti Lodging. .. 7.00
Lodgings per \lghf •■4A
aplJHf J. REYNOLD. Propriet* r.
ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL,
O VOArillO.
rrpHH rxnrr.<:r.N-KD wori.n hfsi-ixt-
U ißy inform his frier.ds and the public gene
rally that he has rented the
•• ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL,"
(formerly kept by f rank Johnson.) In Oroville.
and he would be pleased to see his friends, when
ever they will give him a call.
ROBERT O’NEIL, Proprietor.
Oroville. June 10th. 1--J.
LON OVULE HOTEL
Humbug Valley.
AT.LKX ,T. WOOD. Piojm ictor.
M THE PROPRIETOR BEOS LEAVE TO
jA';. . all the attention <■: th * tra\ . , \ .blic to
*-* This well known H del -Ba ited in Humbug'
Valley, on the read to Honey f.ake.
As i •::nnicr resort, the Valiev is one . f the mo >t
delightful in the Slate. niri’l-brn
EXCHANGE HOTEL,
Main Street,
U IVT I O 15
HumlJoliU Co.. X. T.
kdwards jt kvaxs,
Jan.l.l-' Proprietors.
BROOKLYN HOTEL,
Snu Francisco, Cal.
JOHN KKLLY, Jr I'ropriktar.
JA THIS OLD ESTABLISHMENT
.E
hr.. k ‘himg at the s uthe.v-t corner o{ PINK a*;
SANSOME -
enabled to ac-mnv'date his former patrons and
the public in g d sty e, with hi* increased facili
ties!. The B Hotel
-
Rooms wi’l he lot by the night, week or m nth.with
or without also, elegant sciles of rooms to
there, at red
always he supplied with a: al undance f the choi
cest and l>est the market can afford, and no expense
will be spared l * ><••: a table thit will defy the criti
febJS-3m JOHN KELLY. Jk.
BRANNON HOUSE!
Susan\ lllr. Honey Lake A nlley.
PLUMAS COUNTY.
J. I. STEWARD,
PROPRIETOR.
HAV 1 N G T A KEN. AND THOROUGH L Y
refilled and refurnished the Brannon House,
would assart- the travelling pul uc that no pains
will be spared b*r the acconxm dation of guests,
and hopes to receive a share of patronage.
The Table will he supplied with the
and luxuries of the season, and the Bar with choice
liquors aud cigars. _
* ' J. I. STEWARD.
OEOVILLE, SATURDAY G, IG. 1864:.
BV J. :. WSITTI2R.
No bird-song fi kited dwa the hill,
The tangled bank below was *:.ll ;
No ni'tle trom the birchen stem,
No ripple fr :u the water's hem.
j The dusk of twilight round us grew,
We felt thefalling of the dew ;
j For, from us. ere the day was done,
The wooded hills shut out the sun.
But on the river’s farther side
We saw the hill tops glorifled—
A tender glow, exceeding fair,
A dream ot day without its glare.
With us the damp, the chill, the gloom ;
With them the sunset’s rosy bloom ;
While dark through willowy vistas seen.
The river nailed ia shade between.
Frvm out the darkness whero we trod
We gazed upon those hills ol God,
Who>c light seemed not of moon or >un,
We spake not. but our thought was one.
We paused, as if from that bright shore
Beckoned our dear ones gone before ;
And stilled onr beating heads to hear
The voices lost to mortal ear!
Sudden our pathway turned from night;
The hills swung open to the light :
Through their green gates the sunshine showed
A long.slant splendor downward flowed.
Down glade and glen and hank it rolled ;
It bridged the shaded stream with gold ;
And borne on piers of mist allied
The shad tvry with the sunlit side !
"So,” prayed we, “when our feet draw near
The river, dark with mortal fear.
And the night cometh chill with dew*.
O Father 1 let thy light break through !
So lot the hills of doubt divide.
So bridge with faith the .sunless tid‘ !
So let the eye that fell on earth
On the eternal hill* look forth ;
And in Thy be honing angel* know
The dear ones whom we loved bed »w !”
I am dreaming, ever dreaming,
Of an isle divinely fair.
Where the golden sunlight’s gleaming
On*the countless beauties there,
And gilding with a radiant smile
The blooming valleys o’er—
I am dreaming, fondly dreaming,
Of ray darling native shore.
I am dreaming of her mountain.* grand,
Her vales and bowers green.
Where glassy lakes and rivulets
Are mingling with the scene ;J
Where Nature lliags her vernal wings
The hills and valleys o’er—
-1 am dreaming, always dreaming,
Of my darling native shore.
1 am dreaming of the holy wells,
The mounds and towers gray,
And fairy dells, where ruined shrines
Arc m ulderingin decay—
Those relics of a glorious past.
That lime cannot restore.
Come flitting through my visions
Ot my darling native shore.
I'm dreaming of the sylvan streams
That murmur through the trees.
Where flowers raise their crimson plumes
To ki.-s the morning breeze ;
Of classic halls and castle walls,
Hear Erin’s p: ole of yore—
What wonder I’d be dreaming
Of my darling native shore I
I am d:earning of her banished > us.
Wide scattered o’er the main,
Shedding their loL> *d in every cause,
While .-till >he writhes in pain.
O, heavens I what a grievous sight
To see them in their gore.
Sinking to re.-t far from their blest,
Their darling native shore.
Among the many ofliccrs who, at the
close of tha Peninsular war, who re
tired on half pay, was Captain Dutton,
of the —th regiment,
He hap lately married the pretty
portionless daughter of a deceased bro
ther officer ; and filled with romantic
visions of rural bliss and ‘love in a cot
tage. - the pair, who were equally un
skilled in the practical details of house
keeping. fancied they could live in aitlu
eace. and enjoy all the luxuries of life,
on the half pay which formed their sole
income.
They took up their abode near a
pleasant town in the south of Fngland.
and for a time got on pretty well: but
when at the end of the first year a fine
little boy made his appearance, and at
the end of the second an equally sweet
little girl, they found that nursemaids,
baby linen, doctors, and all the etceteras
appertaining to the introduction of these
baby visitors, formed a serious item in
their yearly expenditure.
For awhile they struggled on without
falling into debt; but at length their
giddy feet slipped into that vortex
which has engulfed so manv. and their
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affairs began to assume a very gloomy
aspect. About this time an adventurer
named Smith, with whom Captain Dut
ton became casually acquainted, and
whose plausible manners and appear
ance completely imposed on the frank,
unsuspecting soldier, proposed to him a
plan for insuring, as he represented it.
a large and rapid fortune. This was to
be effected by embarking considerable j
capital in the manufacture of some new
An Invocation.
Ever Dreaming.
The Jewelled Watch.
kind of spirit lamp, which Smitii as
sured the captain 'would, when ci.co
known, supercede the use . t caudles a d
oil lamps throughout the kingdom.
To hear him descant ci the marvel
lous virtues an.;: gqualities
of hi- lamp, cue would be inclined to
to take him for tin: lineal descendant of
Aladdin, and inheritor f that scamp
ish individual's precious heir-loom.
Our modern magician, however can
didly confessed that he till wanted the
’slave of the lamp,’ or in other words
ready money to set the invention g>. h.g;
and he at length persuad d the unlucky
captain to sell oat of the army, and in
vent the price of his commission in this
luminous venture.
If Captain Dutton had refused to pay
the money until he should be able to
pronounce correctly the name of the
invention, he would have saved his cash
at the expense probably of a semi-dis
location of his jaws ; for the lamp re
joiced in an eight syllable title, of which
each vocable belonged to a different
tongue —the first being Gw eh, the
fourth Syriac, and the la-: taken from
the aboriginal language of New Zeal
and ; the intervening sounds believed to
be respectively akin to Latin, Ger
man, San-crit, and Malay. Notwith
standing, however, this pres.'go of a
name, the lamp was a decided failure;
its light was brilliant enough, but the
odor it exhaled in burning was so over
powering, so suggo live of an evil origin
so every way abominable, that those
adventurous purchasers who tri d it
once, seldom sul mitt Itl ir - fct y
nerves to a second ordeal.
The sale ami manufacture of the
lamp and its accompanying spirit were
ear; ied on by Mr. Si nth al ne in on
of the chief commercial cities of T.ng
land, he having kindly arranged to take
all the trouble o.T his partner’s
hands, and only re [taring him to furnish
the ce -a. y fun is, F» r tim
the accounts of thebu-incss transmitted
to Captain Dutton were most flattering,
and be and his gentle wife fondly tbo’t
they were about to realize a large for
tune for their children ; but at length
they 1 :,g:ui. to feed anxious f r the arriv
al of the cent, per cent, profits which had
been promised, but which n ver came;'
and .Mr. Smith’s letters suddenly ceas
ing, his partner on 1 morning sot off to
inspect the scene of operations.
Arrived at L . be repaired to
the street where the man,;;ectory was
situated, and found it -hut up ! Mr.
Smith had gone t>ff to America, con ;J
--erably in debt to thos ■ who had been
fcolish enough to tru.-t him ; and leav
ing more rent due on the premises Jian
the remaining stock in trade of- the un
pronouncablc lamp would pay. As to
the poor ex-captain, he returned to his
wretched family a ruined man.
But strength is eft n found in the
depths of adversity, courage in despair;
and both our hero and his wife set reso
lutely to work to support themselves
and therir children.
Happily they owed no debts. On
selling out. Captain Dution bad lionora
bly paid every farthing he owed in the
world before intrusting the remainder of
his capital to the unprincipled Smith ;
and now this upright conduct was it.
own reward.
He wrote a beautiful hand, and while
seeking some permanent employment,
earned a trifle occasionally by copying
manuscripts and or.growing in an attor
n y's office. Hi - rked dilli
gcntly with her needle ; but the care of
a young family, and the necessity of
dispensing with a servant, hindered her
from adding much to their r urces.—
Notwithstanding their extreme poverty
they mana g. I to preserve a decent ap
pearance. and to prevent even their
neighbors from knowing t’ae straits to
which they were often reduced,
Their little cottage was always ex
quisitely neat and clean, and the child
ren, despite of scanty clothing,and often
insufficient food, iori-edas they were the
son# and daughters of a gentleman.
It was Mrs. Dutton's pride to pre
serve the respectable appearance of her .
husband's wardrobe : and often did she
work till midnight at turning his c at
and darning his linen, that he might
appear as usual am. ng his equals.
She often urged him to visit his form
er acquaintances, who bad power to le
friend him, and solicit their intere.-t in
obtaining some permanent employment;
but the soldier, who was brave as a lion
when facing the enemy, shrank with
the timidity of a girl from exposing
himself to the humiliation of a refusal,
and could not bear to confess his urgent
need. He had too much delicacy to
press iris claims : he was t-j p:vad to be
i;uj .-.lunate ; and so others succeeded
where he failed.
It happened that the general under
whom he had served, and who had lo t
- , • ; . u sum e s retirement from
t:.. service, came P speudaiew months
at the watering place near which the
Duttons icsided, and hived for the sca
n a hands . fu nish . ise. Walk
ing one morning c-n the sand-, in a dis
consolate mooel, our hero saw. with sur
prise, his former commander approach
ing. and with a sudden feeling of false
shame, he tried to avoid a recognition.
But the quick eye of General Vernon
was not to be eluded, and intercepting
him with an outstretched Land he ex
claimed :
‘■What, Dutton! is that you? It
seems an age since we met. Living
in this neighborhood, ch ?”
“'Yes, General. I have been living
here since I retired from the service.’’
“And you sold out, I think—to please
the mistress, I suppose, Dutton ! Ah !
these ladies have a groat deal to answer
for. Tell Mrs. Dutton I shall call on
her some morning, and road her a lec
ture for taking you from us.”
P r Dutt n’s I k of confusion, as
he pictured the general's \ isit surprising
his wife in the performance of her menial
labors, rather supri-ed the veteran : but
its true cause did not occur to him. He
had a great regard for Dutton, consid
ering him one of the best and bravest
! officers under his command, and was
■ sin, .-rely pleased at meeting him again;
I so, after a ten minute’s colloquy, du
i ring the progc-s of which the ex-soldier
like a war horse who pricks up his cars
at the sound of the trumpet, became gay
and animated, as old associations cf
camp and field came back on him, the
general shook him heartily by the Land
and said—“ You'll dine with me to-mor
row, Dutton, and me.; a few of your
old fiiends ; Come, I'll take no excuse:
you mast not turn hermit on our
hands.”
At first, Dutton wa« going to refuse,
bat ou second thought, he accepted the
invitati n, not having, indeed, any good
reason to offer for declining it. Having
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taken leave of the general, he proceed
ed home and announced their interview
to his wife, bhe, poor woman immedi
ately lookout his well-saved suit, and
occuping herself in repairing, as be-t
she might, the cruel ravages of time :
a- well as in starching and ironing an
already snowy riiirt to the highest He
grcc of perfection.
Next day, in due time, he arrived at
General Vernon's handsome temporary
dwelling, and received a cordial wel
come. A dozen guests, civilians as
well as soldiers, to a splendid banquet.
After dinner, the conversation happen
ed to tarn oa the recent improvements
in the arts and manufactures ; and com
parisons were drawn between the rela
tive talent for invention displayed by
a; lists of different countries. Watch
making happening to he mentioned a
otm of the arts which had been wonder
full improved during late years, the host
desired his valet to fetch a most beauti
ful little watch, which lie had lately pur
chased in Par;-, and which was less val
uable fer its richly jewele i case than for
the exquisite perfection of the mechan
im it enshrined. The trinket passed
from hand to hand, and was greatly ad
mired by the guests ; and then the con
versa don turned on other topics, and
many subjects were discussed, until
they adjourned to the drawing room to
take c- ffee.
After sitting there awhile, the genera;
suddenly recollected his watch, and
ringing for his valet, desired him to take
it fr m the dining room table, where it
had been left, and restore it to its prop
er place. In a few minutes the servant
returned, looking somewhat frightened,
he could not find the watch. General
Vernon, surprise!, went himself to
search, and was not more fortunate.
“Perhaps, sir, you or one of the com
pany may have carried it by mistake
into the drawing room
“I think not, but will try.”
Another search, in which all the
guests j in, but without avail.
“What I fear.” said the General,“is
that some one by chance may tread
upon and break it."
General \ ernoa was a widower, and
this costly trinket was intended as a
present to his only child, a daughter,
who had lately married a wealthy bar
onet.
“We will none of us leave the room
till it is found !” exclaimed one of the
gentlemen with some empha-is.
“That decision,” said a young man,
who was engaged that night to a cal!,
might tarter us i hst for an in
definite time. 1 propose a much more
speedv and satisfactory expedient—U-t
us all be searched I”
This sngge.'ien was teccived with
merriment and acclamati ns. and the
you: g man presented himself as the
' first victim, was searched by the valet,
who for the nonce, acted the part of
' c::-tom house officer. The general, who
at first opposed this piece of practical
pleasantry, ended by laughing at it;
and each new inspection of pockets pro
duced fresh bursts of mirth. Captain
Dutton alone took no share in what was
going on : his hand trembled, his brow
darkened, and he stood as much apart
as possible. At length his turn came,
the other guests had all displayed the
contents of their pocket-, so with one'
accord, and amid renewed laughter,
they surrounded him, exclaiming that
he must he the guilty one. as he was the
la-t. The captain, pale and agitated,
muttered seme excuses, which were un
; heard amid the uproar.
“Now for it, Johnson!” said one the
valet.
“Johnson, we're watching you!" said
; another; “produce the culprit."'
The servant advanced ; but crossing
his arms on his breast declared in an
| agitated voice, that except by violence,
no one should lay a hand on him. A
very awkward silece ensued, which the
general broke by saying :
“Captain Dutton is right; thl- child’s
play has gone on long enough. I claim
! exemption for him and for myself."
Dutton, trembling and unable to
speak, thanked his kind host with a
1 grateful look, and then took an carlv
; opportunity of withdrawing.
General \ ernon did not make the
! slightest remark on his departure, and
| the remaining guests through politeness
i imitated his reserve - , but the mirth of
the evening was gone, every face looked
| anxious, and the host himself looked
grave and thoughtful.
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1 Captain Dutton spent some time in
. wandering restlessly on the sands bc
fore he returned home. It was late
i when he entered the cottage, and Lis
: wife could not repress an exclamation
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|of affright when she saw his pale and
troubled countenance.
“What has happened I” cried she.
“Nothing,” replied her husband,
throwing himself on a chair, and laying
a small packet on the table. “Vou
have cost me very dear,” said he, ad
dressing it.
In vain did hi# wife try to soothe
him, and obtain an explanation.
“Not now, Jane,” he -aid sadly, “to
morrow we shall see. To-morrow I will
tell you all.”
Early ncx. morning he went to Gen
era, Vernon’s house. Although he
walked resolutely, his mind was sadly
troubled. How could he present him
self ! In what way would he be re
ceived ? How could he speak to the
general without risking the reception of
I some look or word that he could never
I anion 1 The very meeting with John
son wa- to he dreaded.
He knocked ; another servant open d
the door, and instantly gave him admis
sion. “This servant, at all events,”
thought be, “knows nothing of what has
passed.” Will the general receive
him ? Yes, he is ushered into his dies
sing room. Without daring to rni-e
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his eyes, the poor, distressed man began
to speak in a low, hurried voice :
“General Vernon you thought my
conduct strange last night, and painful
and most humiliating as its explanation
will be, I feel it due to you and myself
to make it—
His Auditor tried to speak, hut Dut
ton went on, without heeding the inter
ruption.
“My misery is at its Light, that is
my only excuse. My wife and our four
little ones are actually starving!”
“My friend !” cried the general, with
emotion. But Dutton proceeded :
“I cannot describe my feelings yes
terday while seated at your luxurious
table. I thought of my poor Jane de
priving herself of a morsel of bread to
give it to her baby ; of my little, pale
thin Annie, whose delicate appetite
rejects the coarse fxd which is
aM we can give her, an lin an evil
hour I transferred two pates from mv
plate to my pocket, thinking they would
tempt my little darling to eat. I should
have died of shame had these things
been produced from my pocket, and
your servant and guests made witnesses
of my cruel poverty. Now, general,
you know all, hut for the fear of being
| su-pected by you of a crime, my dis
tress should never have eon knew:, !*’
“A life of unblemished hen.-r,” U
plied his friend, "ha- place 1 j ;; aI ov
the reach of suspicion : beside#. kx
here!” And he showed t’.ie tuissin
watch “It is I," continued he, “w!
must ask pardon ol you ail. In a fit
absence of mind. I J opped it into n
waistcoat pocket, where, in Johnson
settee, 11 ■ red it while ui . -
ing."
“If I had only Lue-wn!“ murmur
poor Dutton.
“Don't regret what has Occ amd
said the general pressing his hand kin
ly. "It has been the moans of aequai
ting me with w . at should never ha
been concealed from au old f: 1 n 1. w
please God, will find s ms means
serve you.”
In a few days Ca; tain Dutton i
ecivc I another invitation to dine wi
the general. All the former guc;
were assembled, and their host, wi
ready tact, took occasion to apologize (
his strange forgetfulness about t
.watch. Captain Dutton found a pap
within the folds of his napkin ; it x
his nomination to an honorable and
crative post, which in ured compete!:
and comfort to himsell and his family
The Indian Heaven And Hell
The deceased Indian has, according
them, a long journey to make tow at
; the west until ho comes to a deep a
| rushing river, which separates Lira fr
' the happy hunting grounds. The t
shores of that are connected by a k
pine trunk, stripped of Lark and p
ished, which must be used as a brid;
The good man passes with a firm a
i secure step across the slippery brid;
reaches the happy hunting grounds, a
enters on the possession of eternal y ox
and strength. His sky is always clc
and a caul bre zo is perpetually play i
about him, and he pa-ses his time
sailing, hunting, dancing and boundh
felicity. The man, when he steps uj
the bridge, sees the two overhang;
shores totter, he attemps to escape a
falls into the abyss below, where I
water is rushing with the soun 1 of tin
der, ovor rocks, where the air ; ; p 1
oned by the exhalations from the d»
fish, and other animal bodies, and 1
water, whirling round and round, brii
him always back to the same poi
where all the trees are withered, wh
the dead are hungry and have noth
to eat. where the living lead a disca;
life and cannot die. The shores ;
covered with thousands of unhappy
ings, who climb up to get a glance i
the happy hunting ground which tl;
can never enter.
Skill in Farming.—Skill at
more to the profits of fanning than hs
; work. In the article of butter, for
stance, the same outlay is required,
nearly the same, to make a bund;
pounds of poor butter as would be :
quired to make a hundred pounds
that which is good. But when the t
i articles are marketed, there may he £
or six dollars of clear extra profit in t
pocket of the skilful dairyman. T
importance of scientific farming is re
iz d by those who have found such hi
fit as is not above in nearly every (
partment of their labor.
When to Drink. — lt was a solem
ly funny joke, that <f the bon vivai
who said there were only .two ccca.-iu
when a gentleman could drink brain
without a sacrifice of dignity and se
respect, viz: “When he has had ss
fish for dinner, and when he hasn't.
Webster. —The Boston Post,
noticing the recent visit of Mrs. We
stor to the tomb of her husband,
Marshfield, says : “After t n years
sepulture in the- arbor of the Pilgrin
the door of the tomb -wung solemn
back, and the lid of the sarcophag
was raised by the friendly hand f su
vlving friends, to see what traces a d
cade of years in death had left the
lustnous departed. It was found th
the “noble brow was yet perfect in a
its features,” and that the “contour
that impressive face” was preserved tl
same as on the day when the funeral
10,000. at whose Lead wa= aFr .! :
elect of the I'nitcd States, in all I
supernal prime, took up its soldi
march from the library at Marshfield
wend its way to the “Tomb by t
Groat Sea.”
Home. —It wa- the boast of Lueull
that he changed his climate with tl
birds of passage. How often must t
have felt the truth here inculcated, th
the master of manv houses has no horn
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