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THE WEEKLY UNION RECORD.
VOL. 11. [HE UmOM RECORD, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING iAi. wkG»rkrr. r. »■ 'Mirn. c. i». mm*in. Publisher- and Proprietors. )Ar« an Bird Slrt-ef. between Mpr» * n< * Huntoon M»- TERMS. )ne year per Mail f.i 00 dix Months do J JJJ •*hree Months do - 4 *J Delivered by Carrier per Month Single Copies ADVERTISEMENTS: f’er square of tea lines .»r le>-. first insertion . !•* 00 luach subsequent insertion 1 50 tfr A liberal discount will be made in favorof those who advertiseUy the year. tar Business Cards i n sorted on reasonable terms Law of Newspapers. \. Rohscribers who do not give express notice to tht contrary, are considered .is wishing to continue the eubscriptlon. t. If sabecrihers wish their papers discontinued, publishers may continue to send them until all charges are paid. . if anbac fibers neglect or refuse to take their papers from the office or place to which they arc Hunt, they are held resjH.nsd.le nnlil they settle their bill.'and give noth e to discontinue them. A. If sobx riU rs move to other places without informing the publisher, and the paper is sent to the former direction, they are held responsible. Votice should mlwav. la* t;Ufii of removal. j. The eoiirts have <l<-- i.lr-i that refusing to lake ■ piper from the office. nr removing and leaving it uncalled for, i* prima facia evidence of intentional fraud. BUSINESS CARDS. E. DUNHAM; \\ S. Assessor ami ColU’Clor OF lII'TTK COUNTY. CAL. OKKICK-On M>•«•• ** Si reel, Rftirrm Montgomery and liird Street *. ono\ ii.lk. THOMAS WELLS, Attomcv in Law ». NoC’ry I’ubllc (HHe—ln Tht alt r Handing. Hm rtflimfii the practice ot Law in all the courts of J ustice. in B itte ami adjoining countie*. CHARLES F. LOTT, ATTORNEY AM' corXSKLI.OR AT LAW, AX I* NOTARY PITIH.IC. Ok ivii.i.k, Ri ttk CnfXTV. rtlfii.- Itird't-. lit iwecu Mvenaud Huut*M»fi. GEO. T. SHAW, IVofary Public, Anil Commissioner of /feeds for Nevada Ter. OAirr \i \ . Ci. Siiu|>r«»it*n Hook More. J. M. BURT, Attoruf}' mid C ounsellor at Law Practices in the mints ' the‘id Judicial District ami io the Sn|»iciue ■ OFFICE -In Burl's hr k building. up stairs,on Bird street. Oroville. L. C. C.kxsukk.] [ A. Mai uick. Jr. GRANGER &. MAURICE, .\TTOUNF.V> AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW. Will urn- lice in all "1 the Counties of the Fif eenth .In.lie,;l District . aud in the Supreme Court. Idee -on Bird stn t letween Han toon and Myers it reels. Ok •vn. i k . sep.lVU t. D. C. BURLINGAME, dentist. jpp • ~ OFFU'K la Mathew-’ Brick Build in-.:, on lluul'sui St.. lietween Mont gomcrv .uni Bird Streets, OUOMI.I.K. DR. JAMES GREEN, OFFICK— Corner of Oak street and Miner's Ally W. PRATT. M.D. Physician iN, Surgeon. Hoi k I mk, Hullr Cik. Cal. M. SMITH S. HOSBSnU M. SMITH & ROSENBAUM, ATTOUN’KVS at law. OlHi-t- Over Saw in A Dunbar's old stand. Hun toon street. DR. D.W.C. WILLOUGHBY Ofti*« Vt M. Dermott's Drugstore. ouomi.li:. * SAM C. DENSON. ITTOBXK.Y a (OIASKI.Um -%T low. Will i»r.u ii* e in all the Courts ot the Fifteenth indicia! District. Ok net; With J udge Wells. Bird -t rect. Onu die J. BLOCK & Co, DEALERS IX CROC ERIKS AND MINKRS SUPPLIES. Montgomery street. Oroville. QEQ. C. PERKINS, WHOLESALE IXI* RETAIL DEALER IX P :OV ISIORS AXI' PRODUCE, A’.uner M\oi> .iiU M ntp-mery streets, Orville. A. McDERMOTT. WHOLESALE VXD RETAIL DRpOOIST, M nig* aieryMrvct. Oroviii#. FAULKNER & Co. ■< m pw |l j Streets, Otoi jK.J.ANE. ; J.COKI-T E. LANE it Co. ■c .m ft* ■£ ftS W > Montgomery street. Oroville. A.IJ.SIIA»ON THOS. CALLOW A. G. SIMPSON, Wh n lcvT' R. tail D.*ifT in BOOtS VXD STATIONERY STAPLE VXD FANCY articles. HOTELS, &C. International Hotel Corner Montgomery and Lincoln *!».. onovi L.LE. BIRD & LOWRY. PROPRIETORS. JLOVRY. I! AVI X(» PURCHASED o ait inter.-*' Uui*W4 % • wd popular Hotel, the proprietor* would a—;.re the residents ot Oroville and the traveling public. that no means will he left untried to enable them t" deserve a share of their patronage. THE TABLE [h (applied with every luxury ot the sea»in.and every thiag will l»e dune P» insure the > ■ •intort uf the puedv »t thi- house. THE BAR Will always b« supplied with choice liquors and cigars. Single Meals. *>o Cents. I .oris ins* SOto 75 Cents. *■. The Offire of the California Stupe Company is at the International. W Stases leave this hotel every day for all oarls of the country. RALPH Bllif). JAMES LOVVItV, BARNUM REST A.ITR A.ET Cor. Montgomery .S. Ilinitoon Sts., OROVILLK. THE CN'I>KUSUi\K.I>. prietor nf this establishment. >hereby informs the Public that he is prepared to furnish meals at all hour. da\ and night, composed of all the substantial.-* and delica cies of the season which the market affords BALLS, PARTIES, Aiui Assemblies of even/ nature, will I*> supplied with Dinners. Suppers and Colla tions, in the Itest style and on the most 1 literal terms. Connected with the Restaurant is a BAR. where can always Ik* found the best and every description ot Liquors. TER M S : Hoard )»«*r Week $0 “O Single .MtnU r.O Hoard per Week wllli Lodging 7,00 Lodging* per .\lglit -•”» apl.'tf J. UEVX()LD. Proprietor. ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL, raw. rx n ersic. xed won.n ukspect- I fully inform his friends and the public, gene rally that he has rented the •• ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL." (formeily kept by t rank Johnson.) in Oroville. and he would l*e pleaded to *ee his friends, when ever they will give him a .ill. ROBERT O’NEIL. Proprietor. Oroville. June loth. iMiJ. What Cheer House, ouovl L L E. Montgomery street llotwecn Myers ami Htmcoou Street*. r |^H E >IBS( RIBER RKSPECTr L’LLV IN- I forms his triends and the public, tiiat he fur. nishes at the above house th* best board and lod ging for the following prices: Board and lodging per week , t*. Oo Board per week.. £» 00 Single meals •>.» Beds 2.1 and 50 A Splendid Bar Containing the very best of Liquors and cigars has U*en added to the ot.ibli'hraent. Call and examine for yourselves. R. OLIVER. MAIERS HOTEL, MYERS STREET, BETWEEN BIRD AND ROB INSON, OUOVIL.L.E. I>. M A IKK, Proprietor. f|AH!S HOUSE IS NEWLY RE FITTED. FUR- I ni«hed. and well arranged, and pi-ovided with pleasant rooms, affording pleasant homes for fam ilies and transient Boarders. Board and Lodging at Reduced Prices nil I>. MAIER. Western House. Corner of D and Second Streets, MARYS VILLE. E HIS N SE IS \ tLLY LOCA TED, and will be kept as formerly. First Class House. Containing ONE HUNDRED Will furnished rooms; it affords the l*cst of .< ■ -m:,,.-tiatL.n* for Families and Transient Boarders. leave Daily for '^.lsLa . part-* of the Stale Jan Ik dm R. M. UiWREV \ CO, Prop’lrs. Maple Spring House. A. RAPP -Proprietor- Located miles ; ,Vve Dog Town, and o*jg . ■ ......i i. OROVILLE, SATURDAY MORNING. KEUHVARV la. IS(M. Death to the traitorous foe who seek Our glorious Union to destroy, Wh • spurn our flag beneath their fret Our biwd bought flag, a nation's joy! The dying soldier on the field. What joy illumes his fading eye. Oh! when with latest gaze he sees His country’s banner Having high. Wave on dear starry banner bright Fair emblem of our native land, True patriots for orr country fight. Proud blood is poured upon her strand; But still let not your courage fail, Though troubles fa*t upon us pour. We soon sweet peace again shall bail. Our Flag in glory float once more. We hail our flag -dill waving free - Be to the breeze its stripes unfurled, Soon shall our glorious ? 'nion be The admiration ot the world. For right most triumph over wrong. Cowards and traitors soon will find. When ends this cruel struggle l >ng. May Union still our nation bind, clocdt. Mr. Editor.—A lady of thin county sent, a tew months since, a small piece of gold to a lady friend in tin.* East, asking her to receipt it as a Union of fering for the sake of her loved ones in the wars—a husband and two brothers. The following beauti ful lines in reply, may perhaps touch some other heart than the one to whom they were addressed. Doubtless some of your readers have friends in the armies of the East: cannot such who really and truly desire this nation to he sustained in its terri ble trial, send occasionally something more than words to the desolate ones who guard the hearth stone, while those they love and tenderly cherish brave the storms, emlure long marches, and face death in various forms for us? Such are encoura ged and gladdened, when they know the wife and children, and the mother and sifter are remernl*er ed. wild their cause sustained. To those who could be induced to send an occasional gift, these lines will tell them how it would be received. Bright, shiniuggoldl sent on a patriot mission From loyal California's sunset shore- Sent with the simple beautiful petition— Accept it for the sake of those at war! Bure gold! no arithmetic rule may measure The value of the gift that came so far! No miner ever kept his hoarded treasure As I shall this, fur loved ones In the war! 'Tis Union gold! covering its face in glory I count with joy each lustrous Union Star! They speak Columbia's immortal story— They tell why all my loved ones are at war! Tis lAtyal gold! the Eagle on it mounted Bends not above the traitor's crimson bar, Whereon the stolen stars rebellion counted — The stars tor which m v loved have gone to war. 'Tis gold that flowed unasked from patriot cotters 1 lowed freely to the need it saw afar— Flowed * ith the glorious words of this sweet offer Accept it for Ihe sake of those at wai! 'Tis gold that shall be reckoned with each token Held sacred as a soldier’s battle scar! And fain would I forever save unbroken This Union ottering in JHsnnion war! Thanks for the gold, oh, loyal hearted giver! Child of our Union's undimmed evening star! Hope speeds fresh arrows from her shining quiver At >ight of Uni"n ottering.* in the war. California and the Sanitary Fund. Wilson's Ranch, Feb. Btb. 18G4. Editor Union Rkcord :—Benevolence I? one of tho most exulted attributes of mankind. It humanizes, adorns, elevates and softens the nature of man. Kvery work of God is a per fcctly betiernltnl work, planned and executed evidently with a view to secure the greatest amount of happiness to His creatures; and this fact proves incontestably that the feeling of Benevolence enter* largely into the Divine Mind. Patriotism is the characteristic of a good citizen. It t* the noblest passion that animates a man in the character of a citizen. It was the inherent patriotism of the ancient Greeks, although confined to a small country, not the third part of California, that enabled them to dispute for dominion with the most powerful empire then on the face of the earth, and with a handful of men not only making head against the innumerable army of the Persians, but routing and cutting them to pieces, and some times reducing the Persian pride so low as to make them submit to conditions of peace as shameful to the conquered as glorious lor the conquerors. In my opinion, the holiest and most useful application which we can make at the present time of both these generous attributes is to contribute to the Sanitary Fund. Removed as we are from the immediate scene of strife, we can aid the cause of the Union in a manner acceptable to those having the welfare of that cause at heart, by contributing freely to that fund. It must be cheering to the wounded and s .String soldier to know that there are those in the most extreme portions of the Republic who care for bis welfare. Certainly, those who have left the endearments of home to endure the hardships of war. and risk their limbs and life on the field of battle, for their country's sake, deserve ail the attention we can give them. The nations m st renowned in history have been distinguished for the care which they took of their soldiers in time of war. The Athenian Republic maintained during life those who served the State, and the remains of those slair tn battle were strewn with flowers, incense and perfume.', men placed in c (fins and carried in solemn funeral procession to a public monument, where the most distinguished citizen of Athens pronounced a funeral oration in their honor. Nape not gain h s wonderful ascend ancy over the minds of his soldiers by bis extraordinary genius alone. He visited them in the hospitals, and inquired minutely into their own and their families' wants. When the Army of Italy reached the summit of the Alps, each soldier was regaled with a bountiful supply of wine provided by the forethought of tie First Consul. How many ihousands have read in the pages of a Plutarch or a Rollitt the story of the Pel on .uL.-duu -ttd u:?. f-cebt gg the [For I"Dion Re >rd.] Our Flag. [For I'nion Itecord.] The Union Offering. classic - il of Greece. and admired !he greatness of soul displayed by Anslidrs, the herei'Ci of Leonidas and Miltiades. Or, again, to come down to a more modern period, what numbers have been charmed by the manner in which Macaulay and other writers relate the account of that eventful period in English history in which the Parliament of that country made war on and overthrew the House of Stuart. But. if we consider the magnitude of the issue involved, the resources and determination of the combatants, the number of men who hate voluntarily enlisted to fight, the extent of country occupied, the war in which we are at present eniraired transcends all others which biatorv gives us any account of in gigantic proportions and importance. And, when the historv of the war is written at gome future time by some eminent historian, be will proba b v give due credit to such States as Illinois and Indiana, that have promptly responded to every call made on them for volunteers; but to California, that so . aieroosly aided the suffer ing soldier, he will be apt to give the brightest pairs. But, although the people of California have done well in this respect, they might do better. They have (San Francisco excepted) contributed to the Sanitary Fund rather by spasmodic efforts than by any regular system. In times of political excitement, the various political parties are well organised for the purpose of carrying out the objects of their existence. Certainly, the Sanitary cause is not less sacred than that of any political party. I would, therefore, suggest that the citizens of each village or township appoint a committee to solicit subscriptions for the Fund, and that every individual contribute a certain amount monthly. Even a small sum from each indi vidual will amount to a considerable in the aggregate. The Union and Democratic County Central Committees might act as an agency for each county, through which the money might be forvvardi d to its ultimate destination. There arc some Democrats who are in favor of the war, but are opposed to some of the acts of Congress and the Administration ; but even if thi ir objections were well founded in this respect, (I believe they are not,) it should not prevent them fiont contributing to the Sanitary Fund as a matter of humanity. Besides, the soldier bus but to obey orders, whether he is serving under the conservative Schofield or the radical Butler. There arc others in our mid-t who sympathize with the Southern secessionists; even they could consistently contribute to the Fund, because the members of the Sanitary Comntis sion treat I lie wounded Confederates in the same manner in they do the Federal soldiers in a similar condition. The Rev. Ur. Anderson, of San Francisco, who lias recently visited the hospitals at the seal of war, testifies to this iact. If our Democratic friends adopt the course I have indicated, they will materially help to bring about ihat better stale of feeling which they themselves proclaim should exist between the different sections and parties when the present unhappy contest is over. Il must be admitted that the people of the North and the South are mainly descended from the Anglo Saxon, Celtic ami Teutonic races—ihe most progressive and manly races on the face of the earth. If some of the scces sion guerrillas have.during the war. perpetrated atrocious acts, it may be ascribed to the evil influence of slavery: but that institution is rapidly pa-'-ing away, to the great joy of all philanthropic men. and its demoralizing results will also be likely to cease to exist a in few years. The signs of the times indicate that we are to be a united nation once more. We may yet even repeat with truth the well known lines: ■•No pent up I'tica contracts mir powers. Hat the whole boundless continent is ours." In the meantime, let California contribute in the future to the Sanitary Fund as she has in the past, and she will maintain her glorious reputation as a patriotic State as well as a golden State. J. H. Rkbki. Generals. — The Stockton Inde pendent says that, with (he exception of A. S. Johnston, not one of the Confederate Generals in the Southwest has made a reputable fiuht. Bishop Polk, the pink of the “Church chivalry.” the adored of elite, has turned nut to be the merest military farce and supercilious imitator of the douchty Bishops of the M obile Ages, compared with whom he has proved as one “not fit to carry intestines to a hungry buzzard." That shadow of ireuius. de Beauregard, whose horn himself and all Coltondom was blowing after his feat in reducing Fort Sumter, and with five nr six thousand of the chivalry driving Major Ander«on and his sixty U. S. mudsills out of it. has turned out to be nothing ont wind Price has been so olten whipped that there is not room on bis back for another stripe. Mc- Cullough died like a semi barbarian, which be was; Floyd got his command into a sad scrape and then run away from them, from motives of personal security ; Pillow did the same ; Hind man is but a bully, without military taste nr talent; Magruder has always been a good General in places where he had no enemy to fight; Lovell surrendered New Orleans, the key to the Southern -Confederacy.” withont a decent struggle; Pemberton, alter a dozen gallant fights to save Vicksburg, at last sur rendered when to bold out further was impos sible. was stigmatized as a traitor ard a coward bv the Southern press, only because he was of Northern birth. The Editor's Hop.sk.— The editor of the Green Bav Advocate gives the following ac count of his horse : “The editor hereof rejoices in the possession of a bone who seizes every occasion that be : s his own master to go where he listeth at such a speed as to him seemelh meet. Coming down the street, one day las; w inter, he capsized ns into a snow-bank, and then exhibited to the astonished denizens of Green Bav such going as was absolutely mar vellous. cutter bottom side up, strewing the road with all sorts of things. Here was a buffalo aud whip—there a berse blanket and halter—and here again another rope, our irfe and some other articles of lulle value." Thebe have been constructed within the limits ol San Francisco pearly five and a half miles of s-: w- r 5. n u i inclnding private lateral drains. Of this. 1 1t,?04 feel three inches are of brick. a:.d 5.439 feet nine inches of red wood. The average cost of the brick sewer is $6.50 per foot, and of the red worn! $3. making a total .- r'...; ..' s-.w ... . c .. - Marrying Under Difficulties. Ia Sou paper res) fur perpetrating li.e ft-'.. «t: g : N■■ ngsince iConfed ■ - from tire ware t bis home near the fctat Amding KntiHrv aod Femiewee I business hr attended te na> that of marry.t:g the g;rl be ha.i kft behind h;m when he first started oat to s«k the babble reputation at the cannon's mon’h. A large party was gotten up br the bride's family, ami a man who was conceded to be Justice of the Peace, because be bail held the office for twenty years before this cruel war had commenced, performed the ceremony that netted two loving hearts that bad but a single thought. After these rites had been observed, there was a least of beg and hominy, roast turkeys, pumpkin pus etc., and several gallons of forty rod whisky had to be discussed. In the course of human events, the newly wedded couple were put to bed oc cording *o the custom still in vogue among the rural population. They had scarcely begun to realize the •‘situation" before there was a great rattling at their chamber d-or. and an imperative demand for them to an-e. some prying people had just discovered that the magistrate was not a regularly elected officer, and was not a justice at all. Alarm look them all, and another jus lice was sent for who lived some in.les distant. Before midnight, the knot was lied again, and the anxious pair suffered to tetire a s cond time. The first contretemps was discussed freely by those who had not gone home, and the various contingencies of the matter investigated thor oughly. All at once it was found out that the last justice lived in Kalmuck, while the cere mony had been performed just over the line in Tennessee. There was a hurried rush up stairs, and another arousing of the bride and groom. They came down stairs somewhat dissatisfied with the turn matters had taken, and then the whole party went down the road ihrce quarters of a mile, till they got into the btaie where the squire lived, and the riles were performed for the third time. The bride’s mother, not satis fied with all this comedy of errors, had some lime before, dispatched a swill tm-erger (ora stated preacher, and when they got back to the paternal mansion, to make all Ibices safe, the knot was lied I r the fourth Itmc by the man of God. Hy this lime, the lits: glimpse of daylight was streaking the eastern sky. Wearied out by the experiences .11 d anxieties of the night, they were tit last soft red to retire in peace. Half an hour had not elapsed before there was another confusion in the house. A thundering knock at the chamber door of the voung couple made the groom thoroughly mad. lie told whoever it was that it was "100 late," and swore he would not get up again f r all the mistakes in the world. He would whip the first man that disturber) him again, he didn’t care who it was. A gruff demand to open the door, if he did not wish to have it beaten down, and the rattle of a musket, decided him to submit once more to the imposition. On opening the portal, he was confronted by a Federal soldier, and the words, uu are my prisoner—come along with me I” Vainly did he plead to have the privilege of giving bail for his appearance, and his ( tiers of bribes were ns useless us the wind. Ihe officer charged with his arrest was inexorable, ui.c! now the chap is -pending his share ol the hnnnvmoon at Columbus, in the guard house, while the disconsolate maul, bis bride, weeps fur him at home. A SiNOfi.AR Contest —Two gentlemen of high birth, the one a Spaniard and the other a German, havin'! rendered Maximilian 11. manv services, they each, lor recompense, de inanded his natural daughter, Helena, in mar ri.ore. The prince, who entertained equal respect for them both, could not give either the preference : and, after much delay, told them that, from claims they both had to bis attention and regard, he could not give his assent for either of them to marry his daughter, and they must decide it by their own prowess and address; but, as he did not wish to risk the loss of cither, or both, by suffering them to fight with offensive weapons, ho had ordered a large bag to be brought, and lie who was sue cessful enough to pat his rival into it should obtain his daughter. This strange combat between two gm.llemen was in the presence of the whole imperial court, and Insled half an hour. At length, the Spaniard yielded to the German. Andie F.ihard. Huron of Tethcrd. who. when he had got him into the hag, look him on his back and placet! him at the Kmperor’s feet, and on the following day married the beautiful Helena. John Piioimx Outdone. — A paragraph has been going the rounds of the pro-- in which an account is given of a horse having a new hoof crown on by the use of a certain farrier s oint ment. Now this reminds us of an incident that happened in Lyons, Wisconsin. A Mor mon priest namul Nicholas professed a power of doing miraculous things, and compounding wonderful medicines. He made a nerve and b me all healing salve, and thought he would experiment a little with it. He first cut ofl’his dog’s tail and applied some of the salve to the stump. A new tail grew out immediately. Ho then applied some to the piece ol tail which be had cut off. and a new d>g grew out. Ho didn’t know which dog was which. This may seem a touch story, but we have N icholas’ word for it. and we don’t think he would lie. Prentice. — A correspondent of the Detroit Advertiser, writing from Louisville, says of Geo. D. Prentice: “The renowned wit and reputed editor of the Louisville Journal, I re gret to sav. is sinking lower and lower. 'The paper has long since passed from his control, both financially and editorially. His unfortu nate propensity for strong drink entirely unfit ting him for the control of his pec.niary mat ters. his personal friends have purchased him a homestead, and persuaded him to transfer his interest in the paper to his wife, thus taking it out of his power to squander it. and securing a respectable support to his family. Personally, Prentice is claimed by his friends to be for the Union without an if’ or a but.’ But his own convictions no longer give tone the columns of the Journal, and hence upon the most vital question of the nation the paper gives an - un certain sound.’ ’’ The last Legislature offered a premium for the maDofac ure of the Inst tii m.-and gallons of turpentine. ’The turpeutim. gat if r-rs. instead of tapping the tree as they i» in North Caro lina. are in the habit of gouging out a bucket in the body of the tree, and then completely girdling the tree, so as to obtain as much as possible. Statistics g if tu Not 1 .- . - w that fort; trees are required to make one gallon. The quantity of turpentine produced in California during the past tear was six th >usand gallons, making at that rate two hundred and forty thousand trees girdled and dr-troyed. ihe trees of the North Carolina pine barrens are incomputable, and so far as the fostering of a new branch of industry is concerned, any attempts to compete with the Fast in the manufacture of turpentine would be perfectly futile.— Trinity Journal. Mb. Vernon, of Gold Hill, El Dorado co.. has gathered a crop of 3.000 lbs. of tobacoo He thinks it good material. Its the tnt- .ertdc-'of lifethe greatest ovard t.nt e ■- ■ . -r nr -.- a.a -. . ■ g g . - ■ N for ti:e \\w j r.rp-- .: \ Saoifsr i:. nitrati- n.. .... s and \ hts .1 ' g • wt If. r I'pii'J: met- each ci>*i ’y to Ivci: to persons to : turns. We are a* ::l ct>u r ; v.jr upon the m important p i !»ca! cental that the p. cvi 1 States bate ct upon to take pari i: Amid the lerrit !e strife ot civil war. win n millions of oar fellow citi zens are in arms to defen i our liter ties agairvi a ruthless an*l mirviltss loe. those who retm.in in civil va ks oi no are about to be called up.>u to express, by their vote?, whether the office of Chief Magis’iale of our C; uulry shsll pass into the bands and under the control of those who are seeking the destruction o# it publican liberty by clamoring for dishonorable peace. or whether the office shall be filled by one who wi I use a.I the power et the Govern men I tor the maintenances of our Natioi a! honor and Bui one question sh * uki be allowed to enter into the con lest—that vl unconditional suppress on of the rebell.Vn by forte of arms—arid to this one measure should the energies of every voter be directed. Lei is be borne in mind that the I uion Con vrii ion will be held some time in the mouth ol March mxt, and that all depends upon the character at the men selected us delegates to that Convention, tor Ihe position ibis I y.l and patriotic Stale shall take in making o’ the next President, who will have ihe honor of adjusting our National difficulties, and restor ing ail of the States to the Union, under one fiag and one Constitution. The greatest vigil ance will be required in the selection of proper representatives of the people, to insure the suc cess of the cause of liberty at such a lime as this, and every citizen should the question involved, and act in such a man ner as to leave no doubi as to how California will cast her vole al the next election f r Pres ident of the United Slates.—- S/mstu Cuuna. An Amusin'*; Incidknt. —In his lecture on "Peculiar People,* Jol.u If. Gough, ihe re nowned temperance lecturer, Lairaud the fei lowing amu.-mg incidtnt. which is more in r oughly maudlin and mellow than anything i:- " 1 oodles Two men. after drinking and carousing all night at a saloon, siaru-d in the morning logo home, ll was a beauliiul, sunny uu»ruing. As they staggered along, the Imiowuig coover.-a lion arose: Inebriate No. I—" How bright (hie) the moon shines I’’ No. 2—" You don’t call that (hie) moon, do you? That's (hie) sun. ’ No. 1—" Taint! it's (hie) moon.” No. 2—" l tell you it s sun.” Xo. I--Well, less leave (hie) matters to first man we meet.” No. 2— ** Greed. ’ The two toddled along for a short distance, when they chanced to meet a man in exact h the same condition as themselves, Ihe indi vidual was immediately treated to the following interrogation : No. 1— ‘ I sh»y. (hie) old feller! Weve got inter little spute; want ye (hie) elpusonl. Mv fren here says that sstin. [printing upwards to Old Sol. who was blazing fiercely down upon them :| and I say it s moou. Now we re poin' to i“a*e the matter to you. W hat is it —suit or";a/f;) moon?” The person addressed braced himself, after considerable difficulty. aguiu.-t a lamp post, and then commenced by scrutinizing, as wi II as he could, the burning orb overhead —repeat ing in a meditative lone of voice: "Sun —moon —sun —(hie) —moon.” After a short observ ation, he exclaimed : "Fact is. g n'l. men. I'm a stranger in this part (hid of the country, and 1 can t tell whether it’s sun or (hie) moon." Thus the matter was undecided, ;■ dine i ai a Nos. 1 and 2 reeled away, baffled and disheartened by the unsatisfactory result of their search into astronomical mysteries. Wiioi.ksu.k Fvuttioxs. —From the Cain;) nonplus Vedette we learn the following in regard to the dot- g« of the Vigilance Commit tee in the Bannock region, in lidding the country of the hand ot outlaws who have so long infested it. The committee is comp - d of upwards of a thousand persons, exerci-ing jurisdiction over the whole range of country thereabouts, embracing Virginia, Bannock, Nevada City, and the surrounding region Below is a list ol the men hung, and tlie places where executed : George Ives,at Nevada! ly, Slinking Water diggings (one): at Bannock t'itv. (Henry Plummer, Sheriff.) Ned Ray, escaped con.icl from Salt Like IVniten'ia-y. Buck Stinson, Ji hn Hagner, alias Dutch Joht. and Spanish Frai k i.five); at .--linking V Reed and Brown (two); at Virginia I ily • lack Gallagher. George Lane, alias t lubfe I Haze, Lyons, Bo n Helm and Frank Parrish, (five): thirteen in ail. Truth. —What is there more beau tiful than truth, and what more potent talisman i- there existing between man and man 1 “lie speaks the truth at ah times and under all circumstances.’ What greater recommcnation could be given ? What number of other virtue' can garnish over this, that is often said of a person : “He always speaks the truth if it suits his own interest 1” No thing should be dearer to a person than truth, it is the foundation on which the superstructure of every other virture is raised. No one can be truly a Mason, or truly a (Jhii-tlan. unless this virtue underlies the structure that is raised by formalities and that serves as a pass port through the better portion of soci cicty. If “ the truth should not be spoken at all times,’’ do not speak it at a 1; beetter be si(ent, thought that si lence offend, than offend Deity and all the attributes of Christianity by -peak ing falsely. Bo honest, be charitable, bo truthful. One evening.’ a, I was a ,ittin’ by Hetty and had work- d myself up to the pint of popping of the question, - z I ‘•Hetty if a feller wa« to ask y..u to marry him, what would you say Then she laughed, and -oz sh<. “ I at would pend on tho ask 1 me. seal. ” Suppose it was Ned \'tills ; Sei she “ I'd t- 11 Ned Willi*, l-.t not y .." T 1 at kindf rst iggei ed me, I was too cute to lose the opportunity, and so sez I agen, “Suppose it was me! And then you orter see her pout up her lip, and sez she, ’■ I don t take no -up poses.” Well, now. see there war no thin’ for me to do but to toucu the trig gor and let the gun go off. So bang it went. Sez I, " Lor, Hetty, it c me. Won’t you say yes ?” And then here was such a hullabaloo in my beau I don’t know 'xactly what tuk place, but thought 1 Leerd a "ye-" whispeiiu iomcwLere out of the skirmish. Poor Richard's Aim sub ?. c. Kv rv s; ;k- v. ' 1' r Ric!i aid. F t friv i aveovt-r rr:i'i h’m. Below wo _ - ivi ti cv< a‘ of t.ie whole i t his wi- i m. I’akt :’ - ■ ;k ; • i Ho' ’ poor a: : bin c. wl r ■ ■ in anger ends in s’ amo. An egg f-.uy is 1 otter than a hen to-morrow. l.nw.likee 1 " sm ill flies, while great onos * -oak through before your ovi ■=. If ; : io lea l' a van poverty brings up the rear. Cv.nl head a i l the vloctors takes tho fees. Mary’s month cv>t< her nothing, for she never open- it '. t • another’s ex pense. He that w.uMdve at p. aeo and at case, must not pi... .; . ... knows, nor judge all he sen s. He that can tiavol Well afi t, keeps a g uvl horse. The worst wheel of the cart makes the most in ;>v. He that falls in love- with himself will have no rivals. Against di-case h.-re, the strongest fence i- the del' :.-lve virtue, abstinence. Tart words i .he nofr: mils: a spoon ful of honey will catch more ilics than a gallon of vim gar. Keep tiiv -hop. an 1 thy shop will keep thee. Beware of little expenses —a small leak will sink a ship. An ounce of wit that is bought, is worth a p und that is taught. A ploughman c n i is I. g- i< higher than a gentlem in Mad kings and n ad bulls are not to , y t .. 1 pack tl it ai. What maintain- one vice will bring up two e'ni drill. A n: b i> it.; i..'Ur; head enough, but no brains. A cl;an_ • , f . .... hurts a wise man more than a c . the moon. He that ha r. trade has an office of profit and honor. A false friend an i a -ha low attend only while the sun shines. Plow deep wl irds sleep, and you will haw c irn t • s< ;1 ami keep. N : ing Iri - - ner than afv ar. The first mistake in public business is going into it. The idle man is the devil’s hireling, whose die t and vagi s are famine aril diseases. Kings and hears often worry their keepers. He’s a fool who makes his debtor hit heir. Never take a wife until yon have a house to put her in. Hunger never saw bad bread. Great talkers, little doers. A lieh rv m is like a fat bog, who never does g be is dead as a deg. Fools unit, fv.-a.-ts anil wise men eat them. The poor have little—beggars none —the rich t igh not one. If a man could have his wishes ho would double his trouble. Tr.e Human Figure. The proper, ti f the human figure are stiictly mat! matieal. The whole figure i- six ti th length of the foot. \\ In ther the . ,; .! ■- h mlcr or phtmp, this ruleliu’d-_o !. Any deviatioi j i-otn it is a departure fom the highest beau ty of propoiti :i. Ih- Greeks made, all their statu - aec< iiiing to this rule. The face from bigl stpv nt on tlie fore head where I e hair begins, to the chin, i- one tent stature. The hand, from tin 11 mid He fin-. gv r. is the saiive. Ihechc-t is onc fv.rth; and T m the nipple to the top of ti head i- ti •• -.tine. From the top. of the chest to ti e iugliest point of the forehead is c --cveuth. If the length of the face, fr :.i t'ne root- of the hair • • n, 1 to th e ; nal nes the r.lace where tl ' v - moot, and tho the strils. The t of the human body, ami it a man should lie on Ids back with his am- extended, the per iphery of th..- circle which might be vlescrib d ai md him, with tire navel fv r its cent a extremis tics of his hands If. t. The height fr-ra the feet to the top of the head is the same as th st i from the ex tremity of tl- luig-i> when the arms are extended. Ax eccentric preacher, seeing a fly light upon his Bible, imj roved the occa sion as follows : “ Ye go lie-- sinners, ye shall all be as I -had car/:: iy.” llet*- he made a full swooi ght he ting . fingv r slow ast, id t th< re and -a ivl y. I’ve missed it! Tv -re’s i . ; ve-a ful ragamuf fins y t.” A S'i i.MASTta, wi.o had an ip imseU while neighbor what talking to that he had stantial reas ns ; ip the first e l.ked to talk to a sen second plaer, ir a sensible man talk. Wutx . : hi-couriers endeavori . ; excit Good to pnais) a prelate w.. > i.ad u-td him ill —•'* aid t -i I can revenge myself, but it’s a fine thing to ban vengeance . ’-pjvu., and not to use it.’’ >ro ir>