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THE WEEKLY UNION RECORD.
VOL. 11.
W Biol RECORD.
PUBLISHED EVERY
SATURDAY MORNING
»• »• ««■ c. ». ramus.
Publishers and Proprietors.
)■„ .n Bird Street, between »pr« and
Iluntoon St«.
TERMS.
Jag Tear per Mail °0
Six Month. do *°o
thm Month* do -
o«livcred by Currier per Month
Single Copies
ADVERTISEMENTS:
Per square of tea lines or less, hrst insertion $3 00
Bach aubseqaentinsertion I ->0
tdtr A liberal discount will be made in fuvorof
those who advertise by the year.
Cards inerted on reasonable terms ;
law of Newspapers.
1. Eabscribers who do nut give express notice to
the contrary, are considered a. wishing to continue
the eobecriptian. .. ,
I. If aubscriher« wish their pipers discontinued.,
publishers may continue to send them until all
gharges ere paid. .
J. If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their
papers from the office or place to which they are
gent, they are held responsible until they settle
their bill and give notice to discontinue them.
4. If subscribes move to other places without
Informing the publisher, and the paper is sent to
the former direction, they are held responsible,
Hotice should always be given of removal.
5. The courts have decided that refusing to take
a paper from the office, or removing and leaving it
•ncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional
fraud-
BUSINESS GAUDS.
E. DUNHAM;
U, s. Assessor ami Collector
OF BUTTE COUNTY, CAL.
OFFICE—On Myers Street,
Montgomery and Bird Streets,
OROVILLE .
THOMAS WELLS,
Attorney at Law & Aot'ry Public
Oil'll In Theater Building.
(I a a resumed the jiracti-'e of Law in all the courts
of Justice, in Butte and adjoining counties.
CHARLES F. LOTT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
OROVtI.I.E lIITTB OtINTV.
Office—Bird st.. between Mversiuid Hnntoon.
GEO. T. SHAW,
Notary Public,
And Commissioner of Deeds for Nevada Ter.
Ofllrr Al A. t*. Simpl on's Book Store.
J. M. BURT,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Practices in the courts of the '2d Judicial Distri t
and in the Supreme t it.
OFFICE—In Burt’s 1 rick building, up stairs.- a
Bird street. Oroville.
L. C. Granger] [A. Maurice, Jr.
GRANGER &. MAURICE,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Will practice in nl! <»f the Counties o( the Fif
teenth Judicial District, and In the Supreme Court.
Office—on Bird street,between Hnntoon and Myers
alreeta. OKovrunK.
D. C. BURLINGAME,
DENTIST.
g>" OFFICE In Mathews’Brick Build
in r i>n Hunt ■ n St.. L 'twccn Mont
~wl?TTy' _ i,-:y and R.rd Streets.
ORl>\ ILI.K.
DR. JAMES GREEN,
Oroville;
OFFICE—Corner of Oak street and Miner's Aliy
W. PRATT, M. D.
Physician N. Surgeon.
Iltx k Creek, Butte t 0.. Cal.
r. M. SMITH S. ROSENBAUM.
SMITH &. ROSENBAUM,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office —Over Sawin A Dunbar’s old stand. Run-
Icon street.
DR. D.W.C. WILLOUGHBY
Office—Al McDermott’s Drugstore.
OROVILLE,
SAM C. DENSON,
ATTORNEY «& COI\SELLOK AT LAW,
Will practice in all the Courts of the Fifteenth
Judicial District.
Office—With Judge Wells, Bird street, Oroville
J. BLOCK & Co,
PEALKBS IN CROC FRIES AND MINERS
SUPPLIES.
Montgomery street, Oroville.
GEO. C. PERKINS,
WHOLESALE and retail dealer in
UROCEKIES, PROV IS! ’MS AND PRODUCE.
Cojuar Myers and Montgomery streets. Oroville.
A. MCDERMOTT.
WHOLESALE IND BETAII DRUGGIST,
V atg ery Street, Orem Ule.
FAULKNER & Co.
be w -w ■ r:u,.
Corner Myers and Mon’.ornery Streets. Oroville.
F. I.ANR. }■ j J. COSIT
E. LANE & Co.
it m »■: ■c. s* 9
Montgomery street, Oroville.
A. G. SILPSON. TI! OS. CALLOW
A. G. SIMPSON,
Wh lesal S AKI
t>T A I lON KLiV. sru’l.K AND FANCY
ARTICLES,
TV ' itre Block, Hu:.:. street . Oroville.
HOTELS, &C.
International Hotel
Corner Montgomery anti Lincoln sis..
OROVIIiLE.
BIRD & LOWRY,
PROPRIETORS.
JL OWR T , HAV I N 0 PURCHASED
• an interest in this well known and popular
Hotel, the proprietor- would assure the residents
of Oroville and the traveling public, that no means
will be left untried to enable them to deserve a
share of their patronage.
THE TABLE
Is supplied with every luxury of the season, and
every thing will be done to insure the comfort of
the guests at this house.
THE BAR
WiII always be supplied with choice liquor* and
cigars.
Single Meals 50 Cents.
Lodgings 50 to 75 Cents.
t%. The Office of the California Stage Company
is at the international.
ey Stages leave this hotel every day for all
parts of the country.
RALPH BIRD.
JAMES LOWRY.
BARNUM
HESTa.tTEA.IIT
Cor. Montgomery S. Ilnntoon Sts.,
OROVILLE.
*=
THE UNDEIISICSEP.
prietor of this establishment. " ‘
orieior oi uiis esiiiiuisnmeni, c \.
r rehy informs the Public that
he is prepared to fnrnisli meals at all hour, day and
night, composed of all the substantial and delica
cies of the season which the market affords.
BALLS, PARTIES,
And Assemblies of every nature,
will be supplied with Dinners, Suppers and Colla
tions, in the best style and on the most liberal
terms.
Connected with the Restaurant is a BAR. where
can always be found the best and every description
of Liquors.
TER M S :
Hoard per Week $0 00
Single ."'lrals AO
Hoard |mi Wok with Lodging.... 7,00
Lodgings per Night
apPJtf J. REYNOLD. Proprietor.
ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL,
Orovillo.
rwiHE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
fuIIy inform his friends and the public gene
rally that he has rented the
“ ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL.”
(formerly kept by Frank Johnson.) in Oroville,
and he wan Id Ik* pleased to see his friends, when
ever they will give him a all.
ROBERT O’NEIL, Proprietor.
Oroville, June 10th, lsr»3.
What Cheer House,
OROVILL E,
Montgomery street
Between Myers and lluntoou Streets.
rjinE srcscßir.Eß r.ESPEriFru v i\-
I lorms his trieiuls and the that h. fur
nishes at the above Louse the best board and lod
ging for the following prices:
Board and lodging per week.... $6 00
Board per week.. $5 00
Single meals 25
Beds 25 and 50
A Splendid Bar
Containing the very best of Liquors and eigars
has been added to the establishment.
Call and examine for yourselves. R. OLIVER.
MAIERS HOTEL,
MYERS STREET. HETWEEST BIRD AND KOB
INSOS,
OHOVIIjIjE.
I). 31A1ER, Proprietor.
THUS HOUSE IS NEWLY RE-FITTEP. FUP,-
mshod. aud well arranged, and provided with
pleasant moms, affording pleasant homes for fam
ilies and transient Boarders.
Board and Lodging at Reduced Prices.
nil D. MAIEU.
BRANNON HOUSE!
Susan villc. Homy Lake Valley,
PLUMAS COUNTY.
J. I. STEWARD,
PROPRIETOR.
Having taken, and thoroughly
refitted and refurnished the Brannon House,
ssore the I g t - -
will be spared for the acc-'iumid&tion of guests,
a;. J hopes to re- eivc a share ot patronage.
Ihe Talde wF! bo supplied with the substantials
and ; .xur.es .•?’ the season, and the Bar with choice
liquors and cigars.
J. I. steward.
Maple Spring House.
A. RAPP Proprietor.
Located six miles above Dog Town, and one
mile above Level m k's. Good fare and accommo
dations- Ike r.grvL.igv the ■».F.F:: > s-v hated.
OROVILLE, SaITLEDAY MOHNIXGx, FEBRUARY 6. 186-1.
BY A. L. HGLVE3.
Where the proud Ohio flakes l .
Her bright billows tipped with gold.
Where the wild Niagara daibes
0 er the rough rocks gray and old;
By the Mississippi’s rushes.
By the Broa-1 Potomac's flood;
Where the Sacramento gushes
From the Mountain sodtodc;
By ea.ch darkly winding river.
By each silver smiling wave, *
Etc- grow dim and pa’e bps quiver
For the imretunaug brave.
Where New England's lofty mountains
Lift their faces to the sky.
Where the Southern sunlit fountains,
In their placid beauty lie;
Where the green leaves dance and shimmer
la the sunlight’s golden sheen;
Where the bright cars brightly glimmer
The yellow rustling husks between;
Where toe skies are ever glowing.
Where the North pine forests wave,
Hearts are aching, tears are flowing
For the uureturning brave.
Where the cottage lamp is gleaming;
Where the cabin hearth is bright;
Where the chandelier is streaming
O’er proud halls its mellow light;
In the city's stalely splendor,
in the peaceful village home.
By the hearth-light soft and tender,
In the hovel’s cheerless gloom;
Where the southern waters glisten:
Where the northern tempests rave,
Orphans watch and widows listen
For the unreturning brave.
Wives and sisters, daughters, mothers,
Waiting sadly all in vain,
For fathers, husbands, sons and brothers.
Who will ne’er return again!
Waiting, watching, praying, weeping
Longing, hoping, sad’and sore—
While all the world in dreams is sleeping
For those who are coming never more;
For those who sleep unknown and lowly
In the soldier’s nameless grave,
Watching with a vigil holy
For the uureturuing brave!
Father, we are weak and weary
With a weight of woe untold!
All is dark, and sad, and dreary
lu this land so bright of old!
Let thy hand uphold our banner,
Bear it onward for the right!
Be our shield in time of danger.
Guide us safely through the tight
Take our gallant boys and lead them;
If they fall where banners wave,
We will give to thee and freedom
Our returning brave.
Complaints of the inefficiency of the Navy
of the United States are not uncommon. The
chronic carpers at anything the Government
may do or may not do sneer at our X'avy.
Even loyal men, in fretful and unthinking
moods, sometimes rail at it. Senator Hale
severely criticized its management recently, for
which a Senator from a State sufficiently far
from the smoke and confusion of battle to in
sure a belter standpoint for impartial judgment
reproved him. To prove that the Xavy has
accomplished nothing, fault finders point to the
Alabama, and a few other pirates still afloat.
History will show, "when this cruel war is
over,” that the rebellion was greatly shortened
in duration by the strict blockade of Southern
ports kept up by our fleets. Indeed, it may
prove that the rebellion failed of success mainly,
if not entirely, through the efficiency of that
blockade; as, with the willingness, ay, the
strong disposition, manifested by England and
France to help tbe rebels, they could, had
their ports remained open, have had anything
and everything they required for the successful
prosecution of the war from those Governments.
Even us it is, so great is their sympathy for
the South notwithstanding words to the
contrary—that all risks are incurred, and all
descritpious of w ar material are shipped in vast
quantises, to enable these quickly and eagerly
recognized "b iiigerents” to prosecute to u
successful issue the:;- unholy attempt. That
much of this material should reach its destina
tion is not a matter o( wonder. That it has
not all passed in is fortunate for the national
cause. The captures of blockade runners by
our ships, since the war broke out, is stated at
1.045; of which 547 were schooners, 497
steamers, 131 sloops, 30 brigs, 20 barks, 15
ships, and 117 smaller craft. Had these vessels,
with their loads of cannon, shot and shell, of
powder, steam engines and iron rams, of cloth
ing, provisions, salt and medical stores, reached
the ports for which they were designed, the
relative position of the loyal and rebel sides
might be sadly different from what it is to day.
Had these ventures succeeded, the sea would
have been while with these “neutral” sails
hastening to the succor of rebellion. They
would then have brought, not simply munitions
of war, but regiments of disciplined men—and,
as in the Revolution, we would again have
been compelled to fight for our liberties and
homes against hordes of Hessians. While tbe
South pretend to sneer at our armies, they do
not venture even that at the X’avy; they feel
too bitter toward it for that. It holds them
like a vise ; it cuts off their aliment; it draws
their fangs, or rather prevents their importation.
It is the veritable anaconda. It should not be
forgotten that, while our armies have had to
fight the rebels, our Xavy has had not only to
help tight them, but to watch and challenge all
comers—has not only had to watch England
and France, but has had to watch such British
merchants as composed the “290”—and, when
the story is all told, it will be found that it has
had to watch some of our unscrupulous traders
in Xew York and other ports. It has bad to
sentinel English ship yards and harbors, as well
as seal Southern ports. As to the Alabama,
Florida, etc., they are not regular war vessels,
do not fisjht as war vessels do ; they do not
seek an enemy, but skulk from him ; they care
only for booty, for wanton destruction. A few
Yankee privateers, duly authorized by Govern
ment, would have made short work of them.
Government has not deemed it advisable to
issue letters of marque during the war. And
there is as yet nothing to convince thinking
men that the course adopfed is not for the best.
The rebels never did a shrewder thing than
when, under the administration preceding open
hostilities, and while they had the power, they
dispatched the most effective of the national
vessels to the opposite ends of the earth. Had
we been enabled at the first outbreak to have
instituted a strict blockade, the rebellion would
not have lasted a year, and, when it is finally
and forever ended, the Xavy will divide equally
with the Army the glorious laurels. The
Xavy, of old the fav,.ri*.e of our people, instead
of lessening, has increased many fold Us claims
upon their high esteem. — Bee.
Enters is a Five-Acre Lot. —The latest
French idea is a plan in alto-relievo of the
whole of Europe, n -t in maps or models, but
actually raised out of tbe ground. A garden
is to be set a.-iJe for the modeller, who, taking
Moot Blanc, fifteen feet high, as big point of
departure, is to raise in just proportion around
it the rest of the mountains of Europe, pour
the seas into their proper places, and intersect
the whole with roads, canals, railways and tel
egraphs. A steam engine Is to act tbe part of
the moon and regulate the tides. It will be a
geographical garden, where “he who runs may
read.”
Tub Scientific American says: “Stoves
made of soapstone have been introdaced at
Qaebec. They are said to throw out a mellower
and more uniform heat than iron ; the material
of which they are made is very abundant in the
mineral region south of the Lawrence
THE UNRETURNING BRAVE.
Our Navy.
Doesticks on "Cheek."
V}. K. Philander Doesticks. P, 8.. as Mr,
Mortimer Thompson is generally known, is
now engaged in the pleasant business of lectur
ing on the subject of Chff.k 1
'Premising that “honesty is the best policy—
that is. if yon have any honesty"—the lecturer
haznorooslT describes the difficulties with which
he has been beset in his attempt to write a
lecture, which he had determined to do for the
purpose of making his fortune, going round
about the country delivering it. He d.da l
wish to take the "Fall of Rome,” for if it bad
been falling as fellows had been going round
lecturing about it, it must have got clear to the
bottom by this lime; neither did he wish to
make martyrs of his audience. Then be saw
in a newspaper what he thought would be a
good subject—that Mr. Napoleon, oi Paris.
France, bad been talking a great deal too
much about the Latin Race, but. when he
came to look at it, he couldn't find out who the
Latins are. where their race came off, or what
gait they struck.
So, then, after all. he thought it would be a
go;.d thing to talk about •■cheek,” and be
should be bis own horrible example, and save
ihe expense of a debased associate to travel
with him. He hoped no young ladies had
faueied that this was intended to be a lecture
ou preserving the complexion of the check, and
that he would have fifty cent bottles of “Kee
ning Dew.” or something of the sort, to sell.
If he had any bottles of dew, they would be
more likely to be filled with that kind of dew
mentioned in the ancient history of Ireland, as
“Mountain Dew,” which he had heard was “a
good thing to do.”
“Cheek,” in a physical sense, be had nothing
to do with ; what he meant was a mental
quality, or rather several qualities —efiroutery,
impudence, assumption, nnblushing brass.
As instances of this "cheek” he quoted the
young lawyer who, laying his hand as nearly
upon his heart as he can at short notice, de
clares, upon his honor as a gentleman and a
lawyer, that he believes his horse thief client
to be au innocent mun of the most spotless
character, when be knows him to have been
guilty of not only this particular quadrupedal
theft, but that he has been guilty of petty
larceny every day of his life since he was ten
years old ; also, the young doctor who gave a
patient five drops of lager beer in a gallon of
water three times au hour to cure a broken leg.
when he didn’t know what else to do, and was
afraid the opposition doctor would get the case;
and the young editor who, happening by acci
dent to be where a missionary collection was
being taken up. dropped his card into the con
tribution plate, with the explanation that he,
being an editor, was on the “free list,” but
would aid the society by furnishing his paper
at half price to the heathen, the heathen to
bear the difference in exchange.
The cheek of the servant girl, the contractor,
the citizen soldier, the Brigadier General, who
can’t swear that he knows the difference be
tween the pommel of a saddle and seven dollars
and a half; the kind that Old Abe makes to
amuse himself after dinner—all were felicit
ously discussed to the great amusement of the
audience.
The subject grew so fast before the lecturer
that he felt he could only talk in a rambling
way about check, for he could not hit all the
heads of cheek, even it he lived long enough to
take command of the Army of the Potomac,
though, on second thoughts, he was afraid they
had almost got down to his name now. it seemed
as if it was the intention to give every man in
the country a chance to try his band at that
job. He, however, satirized well the matrimo
nial cheek, kept for public observance ; the
honey moon ial cheek, kept for private con
sumption alone ; and lovers’ cheek, with the
artifices, deceptions, and various developments
of cheek ia each. The cheek of old maids he
mercilessly exposed, heartlessly likening the
old maid to a dried up lemon—something made
to be squeezed, but which has missed ils destiny.
The eagerness of this class of beings, since
patriotism and large bounties had carried off
the young men to such an alarming extent, had
become something dreadful. A man, in New
York, dare hardly say, “Madam, you have
dropped your handkerchief,” for fear of being
sued for a ureach of promise early next morn
ing.
After Othello, that military contraband,
(wonder if Lincoln didn't get the idea of his
dingy soldier-boys from him ?) had spent au
hour in stabbing, smothering, and otherwise
murdering, the partner of his dusky bosom, he
exclaimed, “Wife? wife? I have no wife!"
Xo man need say so now-a days, for he could
have one at au hour's notice by the town clock.
Civilians, aping military men. chivalric
Southrons, fancying one Chiv Southron a
match for five Yankees, and many other equally
good subjects, were each remembered by the
lecturer with much humor. Sandwiched among
them were pleasant hits at the Secretary of the
Navy (who, it was expected, would bear of the
capture of the Chesapeake in a few weeks, and
send out a few canal boats, mud scows, and a
pile driver in swift pursuit,) and the blockaders
off Wilmington. A fine specimen of cheek was
the protest of the Charlestonians against the
use of Greek fire, when on the same day they
hud sent out a boat to affix a submarine torpedo
to the Ironsides, hoping to blow her, with the
hundred and tea men on board, into atoms.
Another was the professed neutrality of Eng
land—huge, titanic cheek—they all the while
sending oat Alabamas and soldiers to aid the
rebels. The check of the woman who, with an
extensive wardrobe, looks her husband square
in the eye and tells him she has nothing to
wear to opera or ball; the cheek of the theat
rical or operatic manager whose last “star” is
always the brightest: the cheek of the patent
medicine man, the novelist, the cheap boarding
house keeper, the gambler, and scores of other
characters, were they not all treated fully, ably
and appreciatively by the humorous lecturer ?
who. in conclusion, cited himself as an exem
plificalian of his subject—“ Cheek.”
Hanging is Pennsylvania.— ln Pennsyl
vania, the sentence of a person condemned to
be hung is, that he shall be taken from his
place of confinement to the place of execu
tion. and there be hung by the neck until dead.
The Judge does not fix the time of execution.
That is done by the Governor in what is
called the “death warrant,” which is an
authority to the Sheriff to bang the prisoner.
Sometimes the death warrant is not issued for
a long time, and there have been cases where
it was never issued. There are persons
now in prison ia this State who have been
there for years waiting for a death warrant.
A Methodist minister ia Kansas, living on
a small salary, was greatly troubled to get his
quarterly installment. He at last told the
non-paying trustees that he must have his
money, as he was suffering for the necessaries
of life. “Money!” replied the trustees, “you
preach for money? We thought you preach
ed for the good of souls?" “Fouls!” respood
ed the reverend. “I can't eat souls—and if I
could, it would take a thousand such as yours
to make a meal!”
Chicago received 122.000 hogs in one
week recently—which ia a continuous line
would form a “hog telegraph” 150 miles long,
or a - sausage line" 5,c00 miles in length—
enough to reach from sau Francisco to New
York.—Exchange.
Belter find the - gut” before you attempt to
make that string of sausage.
[For Union Record.]
Oh! When the Gars get In.
Ob’ when the cars get in, my beys,
We’ll have a celebration
That w'll exceed as I am told.
Oiir clearest extectation:
We’ll do great thisijt=s I’m save of that,
Tis my anticipation.
That ali our property will sen
At quite an estimation.
Alas: when will the cars get in.
We’ll no more here repeated.
Obi soon we’ll hear the whistle blow,
Xo longer to be cheated.
New roads we ll make our town build up.
Here will onr hopes be seated.
Draymen aud teamsters all of them
Will be much better treated.
Then keep your courage up, my boys.
Oh: do not be down-hearted,
Our patience has been sorely tried,
Good luck from us seemed juried
But now old times well see once more,
Hopes rays on u? be darted.
Our town will come to life again.
When once llie cars get started, clocdv.
[The following lines forwarded us are from th(
daybook of the late Dr. Kersteia, dated Wyandotte.
Jan. 1, ISG2:]
Tell me not that life's a bubble
An idle day—an empty dream!
Life to me is real—earnest
All that God would hav't to seem.
Live for something—have a purpose
Help the poor—the weak, the blind,
Man was born to work—to labor,
Labor willing for mankind.
I would live for those who love me,
Live for those whom 1 love too.
Live for truth tor right ami freedom,
For the good that I can do.
The types that treason did belch forth,
Its doleful sound to loyal ears,
Deriding of our country's worth.
Amidst its trials, hopes and tears,
To stem the tide of secession
Aud plant its ting against aggression.
The types that treason did uphold.
(Its rigmarole ’bout certain rights)
Have changed its tone and words likegnld,
Springs forth and shines among the lights
Which guarding stand, our right and fame,
And glory in our country's name,
O, noble types, with might and strength.
Deal death blows to our country * foe,
Your chains are broken. fetters rent.
Von now are tree, 01 let us know
Your true history of the past.
Give ns yonr own free thoughts at last.
Enterprise. Jan. 23,64. eocgner.
Thk Rebel Ram Question. The late
change in the action of the British Government
on this question is staled by a correspondent
of the New York Tribune to have been brought
about by President Lincoln, who, in the ab
sence at a certain time of Seward from Wash
ington, undertook a little bit of unofficial diplo
macy which settled ibis vexed question at once.
He snys :
While Seward was absent on the excursion
in which he was accompanied by certain of the
diplomatic corps. President Lincoln wrote the
following (unofficial) letter to Adams, our
Minister to England. Like most of the Presi
dent's letters, it was very brief, and ran sub
stantially as follows: "What do the British
Government mean? What do they want?
Do they really want war? It may be the
most disastrous thing in the world for us: and
it is certainly what we most earnestly desire to
avoid ; but if those rams ore permitted to leave
England, the people will force us into war.
whether we wish it or not. We shall not be
able to control their exasperation, and the
British Government ought to understand this.”
Minister Adams, upon receiving this letter,
called upon Earl Russell, and said to him. in
substance : "1 do not call upon your lordship
in my official capacity. But I have received a
plain, outspoken, sincere letter from President
Lincoln, w hich, though addressed to me as a
private epistle and not as an official document,
1 am sure was not designed to be withheld from
your knowledge.” lie accordingly read the
note to the English Minister for Foreign
Adairs, and closed by saying: “This is not
diplomacy, your lordship, but the honest,
straightforward dealing ot a plain, blunt man.”
A few days afterward, the order for the deten
tion of the rebel rams was promulgated.
Where Does the Rain Cork From ?—Mr.
Glaisher, in England, recently made a scientific
ascent in a balloon in a rain storm, to study
the rain in the place where it comes from. “On
the ground, the rain drops were as large as
four-penny pieces upon his note book ; a little
higher up they merely dotted it like pin-points;
higher, till it was a Scotch mist, or wet fog ;
yet higher, the fog was dry, and at 3,500 feet
the balloon was out of rain, though it was fall
ing on the earth. Above them, even at that
elevation, was the stratum of cloud which sci
ence. without ever having seen, had daringly
predicted as always above 'the overcast’ of a
rainy sky: and at the height of 1,000 feet, in
descending, the balloon was in a current of
wind from one quarter, and the car in another
from one nearly opposite—southeast and south
west respectively : in other words, the Colnm
bus of the clouds bad sailed into the eddy be
tween the confluent currents of atmosphere
which were mingling their temperatures, and
thus engaging some of their moisture for the
behoof of the cornfield and picnic parties
below.”
Mammoth Remains in Siberia.— Daring
the last two centuries, at least twenty thousand
mammoths have been washed ont of the ice
and soil in which they were imbedded in Sibe
ria. They are, of course, most valuable remains
of an extinct race of animals ; but the inhabit
ants of the region have preserved only the
tusks, which have a commercial value as ivory,
Russian geologists are now making prepara
tions to promote the discovery of the congealed
remains of these mammoth animals in Siberia,
and particularly to preserve one of these car
casses as perfect and entire as possible, as it is
considered that microscopic investigation ol
the contents of the stomach might throw a
powerful light on a host of geological and
physiological problems.
An Irish physician was called to examine
the corpse of another Irishman, who had beet
assassinated by some of his countrymen.—
“This person,”’said he, after inspecting the
body, - was so ill. that if be bad not been mar
dered, he would have died half an boar before
Grier knits two hearts in closer bends that
happiness ever can ; and common suffering
are far stronger links than common rejoicings
Love in a tiny form may enter into the
heart through a small apertnre, and after i
gets in, grow so big on what it feeds on, tha
it can never squeeze oat again.
Substitute Ska Bathing.— Write C,anc
dash underneath it.
A New Rendering of Hamlet.
Hon. John Cochrane go: cff :be following
in a =petch at Brooklyn, rece; t'y :
Upon yonder lines, at Windsor, pass t al
laodigbam and his friend Horatio —1 see the
■ friend of Horatio grasp ins his . ak ab:u: b.ra
■ to screen him from the northern Hast, acd 1
i also behold .Marcellos Wor d. It is the peace
I platform on the Canadian line. They tread
the stage and remind u.e of that scere conceived
in the □-1 natures j .1..;., sed loubt
edly with reference to the events now trans
piring. It was the melancholy Hamlet—\ a
landigham his friend Horatio, and the officer
Marcellos Wood, that occupied, upon a dr.ary
night, a brief hour upon the peace platform at
Elsinore. [Hisses and applause ]
Hamlet Vallandigham The air biles
shrewdly : it is very ooid.
Horatio—lt is, indeed, an unhappy and an
eager air.
Hamlet—What bonr now?
Horatio—Meihinks it lacks of twelve.
Marcellas Wood—No, it has struck.
Horatio—lndeed 1 1 heard it not.
Heard it not. Horatio? Heard yon not
Rhode Island, one? two. Vermont? three.
Massachusetts? four, New Hampshire? five,
Maine? six. California.’ seven, Wisconsin?
eight, Illinois? nine, Pennsylvania ? ten, Ohio?
eleven, Maryland? and New York, twelve?
[Uproarious applause, which lasted for some
lime, the audience rising to their feet and
cheering en masse.] Aud there struck the
last syllable of recorded lime. If, Horatio,
your auricular nerve was dead to tbat, it must
be the dull, cold ear of death with which you
are struck. The dead heard it, looked up and
wondered at the miracle. The living heard it
and rej deed, and as our army stood shoulder to
shoulder in the front, the people were standing
shoulder to shoulder in the rear.
Tim Central Basis and its Emporium.—
The lowa Religious News Letter says that the
Central Basin, west of the Great Valley, is to
be our great Continental Meat stall, and will
have its influence, also, on the destinies of the
continent and the world. The order of things
as you move westward, from the AHeghanies
towards the Rocky Mountains, is, first grain,
then grazing, then gold. Through the heart
of this vast grazing section, rims the Union
Pacific Railroad, soon to be strung with settle
ments like a siring of beads. Surveys for its
route are about commencing from near the
mouth of the Platte River, and running west.
Somewhere in that vicinity, where the main
trunk shall cross the Missouri, the next great
Northwestern city—after Chicago aud west of
it—is to be built. CRr cities ou the Upper
M ississippi are too near Chicago, and it draws
from them too powerfully to allow them to
compete with it. Besides, no one of them will
ever have the great crossing of the Upper
Mississippi at its door, for there is not one, but
several. The Missouri is far enough away for
another mammoth commercial metropolis,
where the productsof the North and the Pacific
coast will meet and be exchanged, the great
meat market for the immense cattle ranges of
Colorado perhaps outranking Chicago in this,
as Chicago outranks other cities in lumber and
grain. This may be Omaha, or some new city
yet to rise.
During the siege of Vicksburg, several pol
iticians called upon General Grant, one day, to
talk about political matters. General Grant
listened to them for a few moments, and then
interrupted them, saying ; “There is no use of
talking about politics to me. I know nothing
about that subject; aud, furthermore. I don't
know of any person among my acquaintances
who does. But there is one subject with which
lam perfectly acquainted. Talk of that, and
lam your man.” “What is that, General?"
asked the politicians in surprise. “Tanning
\ leather." replied the General. Gen. Grant's
father was a wealthy tanner out West, and.
i before the rebellion, the General himself assisted
in conducting the business.
Sheridan once succeeded admirably in en
trapping a noisy member, who was in the habit
of interrupting every speaker with the cries of
“hear, hear"—Brinsley took an opportunity to
allude to a well known political character of
the time, who really wished to play the rogue,
but had only sense enough to play the fool—
“ Where,” exclaimed Sheridan in continuation,
and with great emphasis, “where shall we find
a more foolish knave or a more knavish fool
than this.” “Hear” was instantly bellowed
from the accustomed bench. The wit bowed
—thanked him for his reply to the question,
and sat down amid convulsions of laughter
from all but the uuforluuate subject.
According to Mr. Memmioger, who pro
fesses to be Secretary of the Treasury fur the
bubble called the “Confederacy,” that concern
has issued “Treasury Notes” to the amount of
eight hundred millions of dollars, and seven
hundred millions of these issues are now in
circulation 1 To keep the machine running to
the end of 1864. he asks for appropriations to
the amonnt of SI.427,1)00.0(10! We suppose
the bogus Congress will duly comply with his
demands, and, what is more, furnish the money
in good hard coin 1 Won’t they 7
A Rebel Roorback. —The following para
graph shows what measures Southern papers
take to keep up the spirit of their soldiers :
'The Atlauta Appeal says a private letter
from a soldier, dated at Meridian, Dec. lltu,
savj the last accounts from beyond the river
report three full regiments from California,
well armed and equipped, to have joined our
army, and two more were on the way for the
same purpoae.
The owner of a boat on the Niagara river
tied op his vessel along shore with a hay rope.
A bull belonging to bis neighbor jumped
aboard the boat and proceeded to satisfy his
appetite from the hay. Eating off the rope,
bull and boat went adrift. Being captain and
all hands, and a poor sailor at tbat. he was
unable to manage the lubberly craft, and away
thev went pell mell, down the rapids and over
the’ falls. The owner of the bull brings suit
against the owner of the boat for carrying off
I bis bull, and the owner of the boat against the
owner of the ball for carrying off his boat.
“Ip the negroes are not returned to slavery,
the South will be a desolate wilderness,” said
a man, the other day. We migh: answer,
-fiat, just it in runt adumf but there is another
response : claves were freed in New York,
New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
Connecticut'. Rhode Island. Do you find much
“wilderness” in those states cow ?—Catholic
Telegraph.
The Albany Argas states that there is a
man who regularly visits one of th? river towns
and buys up all the cats tbat he can find, taking
them them to New "I ork. ihe country peop.e
are in doubt whether they are bought for the
furriers or the sausage markets.
Immense beds of peat have been discovered
near St. Paul, Minnesota. It is equal to coal,
and caa be gathered and sold at two dollars
and fifty cents a cord, while wood commands
seven and eight dollars. This is thought to be
of as much importance to Minnesota as the
discovery of coal mines. The great deposits
are believed to extend to Wisconsin. lowa, and
1 the valley of the Red River of the North.
Bad Copy.—We find the following
in au l.i gush paper. It not true it
ought to be:
At the harvest I; tr.e of Slangham,
Sussex, t! innan said that Dean
lltvk 1.a.l i .tel 1 t;.c; .a mugutficcnt
sermon. . tore ■ IT.au vrei.t homo
he asked leave to print it. telling him
tin th ght they tld - bun*
dr< d, and fi It cop] ; the sr
mon plain f r the printer. The dean
made an answer an I sa;.l that would
never do, hew uldwrite it out badly
I himself. Up u 1 > askh g the dean why.
If pywas plain it
: would be put in th.. han Is of the worst
' ci tnposi; vs; whereas, if it was w ritten
• badly the best hands would get it and
the work he dene better. In confirma
tion of this. », ;; hi that, once upon a
time, conversing with Robert Southey,
the poet, we alluded to his particularly
neat at d i ... . tii saying
tiiat, of course, he in -: have little
trouble in correcting his ‘proof.’ Hi*
reply was. ou the contrary, 1 write .so
well tout my copy is as equal to print,
among the apprentices, who are careless
and incompetent, and make scores of
i blunders when they set it up.
j Brougham, on the ether hand, writes
i almost illegibly, and his manuscript
goes to the best compositors, who have
, brains and skill to make out its mean
; ing, and are paid one third extra for
: deciphering it.
,
Calcutta.— A writer in Macmillan’s
Magazine—Mr. Trevelyan, son of the
Indian Chancellor of the Exchequer,
and nephew of Lord Macaulay—says
I • •>
of Calcutta :
Take your map tf India, and find, if
you can, a more uninviting spot than
the town whose name stands tit the head
iof this letter. Placed in the burning
plain of Bengal, ou the largest delta in
! the world, amidst a network of sluggish
muddy streams, in the neighborhood of
the jungles and marshes of the Sunder-,
bund, and yet so distant from the open
' sea as to miss the benefits of the breeze
which consoles Madras for the want of
a cold season and a permanent settle
ment, it unites every condition of an
unhealthy settlement. A soldier might
go through three battles of Waterloo
with no greater risk of life than lie in
curs during a residence of a year in Fort
William. After bis first year in Cal
■ cutta, au Englishman can no. longer
• sleep as he once slept, or eat as be onco
i ate, and is lucky if he drinks no more
j than he once drank. If you ask him to
I run, he would laugh in your face. Above
, all, the mental faculties deteriorate
: surely and rapidly in this hateful cli
mate. The mind, like the body, be
comes helpless, and ilabhy, and nerve
less. While this sudarium continues to
bo the scat of government, the public
interests do not suffer only under the
head of sick allowances and pensions ;
the work done here by the servants of
the Crown is far mtue inferior in quan
tity and quality to what it would be it\
| a more congenial air. Three eonsecu
i tive hours of original composition on a
Summer day in L alcutta is a sufficient
task for the strongest brain. Woe to
1 him who ventures to court the muse in
j the first watch of the night, the hour
when she lends the kindest ear to her
votaries. When he tears himself away
| from the pleasing labor, it is with nerves
in high excitement, and a sensation in
his head as if all the vessels and celules
in which thought lie.- wore in a state of
rabid inflammation. A sleepless couch
i- the certain penalty for his presump
-1 lion, and sleep is even more a necessary
| of life here than in England.
Unhealthy Positions of the
Body.—Those persons engaged in oc
: cupations requiring the hands alone tq
move, while the lower limbs remain
motionless, should bear in mind that,
without constantly raising the frame to
an erect position,* and giving a slight
exercise to all parts of the body, sucha
practice tends to destroy the health.
They should, moreover, sit in as erect
a po-iticn as possible. M ith seam
stresses there is always more or less
: stooping of the head and shoulders,
I tending to retard circulation, respiration
and digestion, and produce curvature of
the spine. The head should be thrown
! back, to give the lungs full play. Ths
1 frequent long-drawn breath of ths
1 seamstress evinces the crimping an 4
confinement of the lungs. Health can
not be expected without free respiration.
The life-giving element is in the atmos
phere, and without it in proportionate
abundance must disease intervene.
Strength and robustness must comefiopq
exercise. Confined attitudes arc in
violation of correct theories of physical
development and the instincts of nature.
Wealth ofUxa .—B gham Youngboasts
that he caa see more gold and silver from the
fhish ise than would eqaal the whoto
irret cy of the world. Id 1849 re said. If
; ly.coi ring gold sad di*,
iracti ’ n.v as 'be L -rd livith, I’ll cot
that man's*', fi fi: T ■ .lay the Federal Gov
eminent q sg wi glv ; the mineral wealth
{the rri ry, and a the Legisla
tnre to adopt the general laws ot Cafiforcia it)
i relation to mines.
Gabdexin ■ for Ladies —Somebody offers
the following as an exce.lent system of garden,
jng for th -: “Mak up your beds early
in the mcTLiiDg ; = w bullous on your husband c
shirts ; do not make up any grievances ; pro
tect the young and tender branches of yonr
familv; plant a smile of good temper oo your
face ; carefully root out ail angry feelings, anq
expect a crop of happiness.”
A. wag once said tbat the reason why un
married ladles 1 >oked so of en at the moon,
was the vulgar be! .f 'bat there was a mat*
. ia it-
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