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VOL. 11- THE UNION RECORD. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING Ul <ri«!T»rr. ». *• f*m. c. ». woowus. Publisher! and Proprietors. OMre nn Bird Slreet, between M»er» and llnntooii SU. TBHMS. One year per Mail Six Months do J JJJ Three Months do - Vjj delivered by Carrier per Month 50 Single Copies ADVERTISEMENTS: Ter square of ten lines or less, first insertion. $3 00 £ach subsequent insertion 1 50 fy A liberal discount will be made in favorof those who advertise by the year. #ar Business Cards inserted on reasonable terms BUSINESS CARDS. H. US AISTTSI MOTT, I. B. Physician and Surgeon, Will practice his profession in OROVILLE AND VICINITY. Can be consulted at his office as follows. Butte Bounty Hospital jAt his office on Mont- From otolo a m ! gomery street from Ito 2. and 6 to 7 p m. wPersons wishing to be treated for any form of disease, will l»e furnished pleasant rooms at the Hospital, at a moderate charge. E. LANK, f J.CONLY E. LANE & Co. Montgomery street, Oroville. ».0. SH-fSOS. } ' TnOS ' CALt.OW A. G. SIMPSON, Wholesale an.l Retail Dealer in ROOKS AND STATIONERY. STAPLE AND FANCY ARTICLES, Theatre Block. Hnntoon street, Oroville. E. DUNHAM; IT.l T . S. Assessor anil Collector OF BUTTE COUNTY',CAL. OFFICE-'On Myers Street, Bettrten Montgomery and Bird St net*, OROVILLE. THOMAS WELLS, Attorney ar Law & Not’ry Public OAlc— ln Theater Building. Has resumed the practice of Law in all the courts of Justice, in Butte and adjoining counties. CHARLES F. LOTT, attorney and counsellor AT LAW, AND NOTARY PUBLIC, OnoniLlE Bcttk Coi-stt. Office Bird st.. between Mvers and Hnntoon. GEO. T. SHAW, Notary Public, And Commissioner of Deeds for Xtrada Ter. Olllrr %t A.G. Slmprow'* Ho«»U Store. J. M. BURT, Attorney anil Counsellor at Law Practices in the courts of tiie 2d Judicial District and in the Supreme court. OFFICE In Hurt's brick building, np stairs,on Bird street, Oroville. L. C.GnvNiiitß.] [ A- Mat rice, Jr. GRANGER & MAURICE, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW. Will practice mall ol the Counties of the I if- I couth Judicial District, and in the Supreme Court. Office on Bird street,between Hnntoon and Myers streets. OttoviLLl. sep.29tf. D. C. BURLINGAME, DENTIST. g"' <ri|K OFFICE—In MathewC Brick Build mg.on h '.ttMin St., between Mont gomery and Bird Streets, OROVILLE. DR. JAMES GREEN, Oroville; OFFICE—Corner of Oak street and Miner's Ally W. PRATT, M.D. Physician & Surgeon, Hock rmk, llultr Cnl. r. M. SMITH F* ROSENBAUM. SMITH &. ROSENBAUM, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office Over Sawin A Dunbar’s old stand. Hnn toon street. DR. D.W.C. WILLOUGHBY Office—At McDermott's Drugstore. OROVILLE. SAM C. DENSON. ATTORSKY A COI SSKLLOR AT LAW. Will in all tke Courts of the Fifteenth Jidiciii Diatriol Office—With Weil', Bird street. Oroville J. BLOCK &. Co, DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND MINERS SUPPLIES. Montgomery street. Oroville. GEO. C. PERKINS, WHOLESALE and retail dealer in GROCERIES. PROVISIONS AND PRODUCE, Comer Mvers and Montgomery streets, Oroville. f A. MCDERMOTT, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST. Montgomery Street. Oroville. FAULKNER & Co. BJWMTKER9, Myers* and Moatomery Streets. Oroville HOTELS, &C. International Hotel Corner Montgomery and Lincoln »t*., onovi ljjß. BIRD & LOWRY, PROPRIETORS. JL OWR Y . II AVI X G PURCHASED • an interest in tills well known and popabr Hotel, the proprietors would a>sure 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 dope to insure the comfort of the guests at this house. THE BAR Will always be supplied with choice liquors and cigars. Single Meals 50 Cents. LodiiiU' 50 to 75 Cents. **», The Office of the California Stage Company is at the International. Stages leave this hotel every day for all parts ot the country. RALPH BIRD. J AMES LOWRY. BARNUM RESTAUR ART! Cor. Montgomery 4s II mi toon Sts., OROVILLE. THE t XDKRSKJXEI'. !’RO. S~\ this esl I !j v .• rc'oy inform'* the Publi • Ci.it lie is prepan d to furni>h meal* 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 1 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 OO Single Bleats 59 Itoarti per Wi-rk will* 7,00 l.otli;!n"s per Xlchi ’i"* aplOtf J. REYNOLD. Proprietor. ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL, Orov i 11 c . fWIUE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT .■ fully 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 would Ik* pleased to sec his friends, when ever they will give him a call. ROBERT O'NEIL. Proprietor. Oroville, June 10th. In;3. What Cheer House, orovl L L E, Mmitainmcrv street Between .Myers ami Iluntoou Street'. f|IHE SEBSCRIBER KESPKCTFn.LV IX- Ji forms his friends and the public, that he fur nishes at the above house th* best board and lod gingforthe following prices: Board ami lodging per week ... ?•» 00 Board per week ......... $5 00 Single meals 25 Beds .25 and 50 A Splendid Bar Containintr the very best of Liquors and cigars has Loon added to the establishment. Call ami examine for yourselves, n. OLIVER. MAIERS HOTEL, MV EBP STREET, BETWEEN BIRO AXP ROB IN'SOX, OHOVUjLE. 1). .MAI Kit. I’ropi ielor. rjNHIS HOUSE IS NEWLY RE FITTED. FCR -1 pleasant room-, affordin' pleasant h ones f-tfam ilies and transient Hoarders. Board and Lodging at Reduced Pnces, nil P. MAIER. Young & Anderson. 3. t WATCHMAKERS. JEWELLERS, Opticians & Engravers, Montgomery Street. Oroville. 4LL WORK IX OUR LINE ATTENDED TO pmnpth. and at l«w rate*. OEOVILLE, SATURDAY MARCH 5. ISO-4. The old firm bouse clock bad just struck seven, and over all the hills the purple vap rs of twilight were coming down. making spicy odors among the sweet ferns in the pastures and the wild grapes ripening in the woods, while the whippoor will sang sadly on the mossy rails cf the broken down fence, and katydid- chirped shrilly through the morning glory leaves about the window. • Seven o'clock !” echoed Silas Miller, just as though he had net been watching that slow, creeping minute band for the last half hour. •‘He will be here now —my son will soon be here.'’ What a strange softening of the rugged features, what an unwonted quiver of the harsh voice there was. when he uttered the tw o words, “My boy.” Yes. it was his boy who was coming home from the smoke of half a dozen battle fields ; no wonder that the thought sent a thrill through his iron natnre. U s soldier— his hero. “Surely I ought to hear the stage horn,” he said, feverishly pacing up and down the narrow path, where the maple leaves lay like a carpel of pale gold. "Listen, Sybil, don't you hear it?" “It’s too early yet, father.” The light figure came stealing out to bis side, and both together leaned over the garden gate, gazing into the opal gloom or twilight w ith a wistful, searching gaze. Sbe was not prettier than many another New England girl, yet there was a delicate type of beauty in her face and form that belongs as much to the “frozen North'’ as its pine forests and cliffs of eternal snow. Pale—brown hair, with aureate lights crossing its far face at times —and eyes of deep blue. Clad in fashion s trappings, Sybil Miller would have been “a beautyin her dress of gray gingham, she was something far better and nobler. Suddenly the old man started and uttered an indistinct, glad cry. “It’s he, Sybil ; don't you see beyond the elder bushes? Child, don’t hold me back ; let mo go and meet my boy.” “No, father, yon are mistaken ; it is not Laurence. Laurence is shorter by half a head, and that is not his quick, buoyant step.” "You're right. Sybil,” said Silas Miller, al most petulantly. •• Why do these vagrant soldiers go wandering by, giving folks such a start? It is only this morning that a beggar disgracing—l won't say wearing—the In 1 led States uniform, came by. and had the audacity to ask me for money.” “Did you not give him something?” “(jive him something ?" repealed Silas, an grily ; “I'd have seen him starving first. I have no patience with these strolling beggars. Here's another of the same kind, 1 suppose. No, my man. you needn't trouble yourself to repeat your pitiful story.” For the tail figure, with halting step and coat thickly powdered with dust, paused in front of the gate, and Sybil could just discern a pair of dark piercing eyes, and a forehead curiou-ly traversed by a crescent shaped scar, apparently newly healed. “1 have nothing for you.” said Silas, sharply. Yes. yes, 1 know what you would say, but it's no use. It you're deserving, the proper author ties will take care Of you, and if you are not, u the county jail is the best place fur you. Don't tel! me about want ; what have you done with your bounty money and pay, if you’re really what you pretend to be—a soldier?" Even through the twilight Sybil could see the scarlet flush rising to the scarred forehead. “Sir, you are mistaken. I did not beg,” “.No, you'd prefer to play the butty, I've no doubt. But lam not a proper subject for you, -o be about your business, my good man.” The soldier turned silently away with a step more depress! >l, and passed slowly into the gathering dusk. “Father,” whispered Sybil, reproachfully, •had you not forg ' ten that our Laurence, too, is a soldier?” • No,” returned Silas, abruptly. “I remem bered it, and it coltlinced me all the mere that » man paid and pensioned like our Laurence aas no need to he on the public highways.” "But, father, he did not beg?” "Because I would not allow it, child. 1 pay taxes lor the support of such as he. and I swear I will do no more.” IK spike in the sharp, high pitched accents of passion, and when he looked round again Sybil was gone. Foot sore and weary, the travel worn pedes rian had sat hiinsi If down on a mossy bowlder ay the roadside, when a quick, light footstep came up a little path, leading from the back loor of the farmhouse, through blackberry aasturcs and mown fields, and a slight figure acnt before him. “Hon't mind my father's words; he was an gry and unreasonable.” she said hurriedly. “1 :iave little to give, but I want you to take it ’or my soldier brother." Before he could speak, she had unfastened from her neck a blue ribbon with a liny gold piece suspended from it, placed it iu his hand ami was gliding away acro.-s the fields like some little gray nun in her somber hued dress. He rose up as if to follow and overtake her, but it was too late, and as he bent bis head over the gleaming token, something very much like a fear dropped upon its circlet of tiny stars. »»»****» “And now tell us everything that has hap pened to you. Laurence. Oh, Laurence, when I wak' d this morning it seemed all a dream that you had come back to me again in very truth.” The bronzed, handsome young soldier looked smilingly down into the radiant face that nestled aga : r.st his shoulder, and a serious shadow stole into his eyes. “I can tell you it came very near being nothing more than a dream, cncc or twice. I have had more bair breadth escapes than you know of, little sister. 1 did not tell you. did I. of that skirmish along the Fotomac. where 1 stood face to face with death, an ugly death, too, at the point of rebel bayonets, when some brave fellow charged down on them and saved my life with his own right hand.” •Who was it. Laurence?' asked old Silas, with trembling lip and dilated eyes. I would give my best wh, at field for a chance to grasp that right band.” -I don't know— I never came across him again. Frobably he was in some other regi ment. All 1 know is that he bad fiery black eyes, and a fresh scar on his forehead showed exactly like a Moorish crescent." “And a straight nose, and a heavy black mustache?” interrupted his sister. “Exactly.” “Falhcr.' said Sybil, turning with sparkling eyes and crimson check to where Silas Miller •sat, “the wandering soldier whom you tnrned from your door last night was the man who saved our Laurence's life.” Siias rose from his chair and took an nncasy turn across the room and back, his iron features working strangely. • It can t be helped now,” he said in a from ulcus voice. “It's the last soldier I'll ever send with empty hands from this door. The man who saved our I-aurtucc's life 1 Oh. Sybil 1 If I had only listened to your words." But she never sp.’ko of the little lucky piece of gold. Sbe fancied it might look like osten tation. this sty, fastidious little wild flower of the bills. ****»♦*• “My Sybil going to be married among the fine folks down to Boston 1 Well, 1 suppose I might have expected it, and yet it does seem kind o hard,' soliloquized Silas Miller, dropping A Gift by the Wayside. the happy, timid letter in his imp, and looking through dimmed spectacles upon the snowy, snn bright hills. “1 wonder who it is? I sbouid like to see the man that's going to marry Sybil Miller." Silas would have been a proud man could he have beheld his pretty daughter that self same night, in her white evening dress, with taste fully contrasting flowers decking her hair and giowi: gon her* bosom. No wonder that Cap tain Leslie's face brightened w;h grave, quiet pride as he looked down on his fair betrothed. "Sit d wn here, dearest, in this quiet little al cove.” he said, with caressing authority. "1 can t -hare your sweet eyes and sweeter words with the gay assembly any longer. 1 must have yon all to myself for a while.” She looked up with a blushing smile, then down again. "Well?” ho asked, as if she had spoken. "I was wondering. Allan—that scar on your forehead.” "What of it ?” "Why. it is such a singular shape—almost a half circle. 1 never saw but one like it before." “Hid you not? And where was that?" ‘‘A poor soldier passed onr gate, one evening, with just such a scar on his forehead, and—” .She paused, for Allan Leslie had quietly taken from some inner receptacle in his coat a tiny piece of gold with a narrow blue ribbon passed through it. He held it no, and smil ingly said : "Do you know who gave this to me?” “Gave it to you, Allan 1” “To me, a foot sore, weary wanderer, who had missed his way among your tangled roads. You fancied me a beggar—it was not so. I had money, position and friends; yet I stood sorely in need of a kind word just then, for my brain was throbbing, my limbs weary, my wounds scarce healed. That foot march cost me a weary fever. Yet Ido not regret it: for—■” he took her hand tenderly in his and added : - For although I might have known that my Sybil was beautiful, yet had it not been for that blue ribboned piece of gold, 1 never should have known how good and true she was.” M atched nv a Woman.—ln the somewhat famous case of Mrs. Bogden’s will, which was tried some years ago, Mr. Webster ap peared us counsellor for the appellant. Mrs. Greoaough wife of the Rev. Wm. Green ongh. late of West Newton, a tall, straight, queenly decision of character—was called as a w itness on the opposite side. Webster at a glance hod the sagacity to forsce that her tes timony, if it contained anything of importance, would have great weight w ith the jury. He therefore resolved to break her up, and when she answered the first question put to her— "l believe!” Webster roared out; “W c don't want to hear what you believe—wc want to hear what you know.” Mrs. Greenough replied, "That is just what I was about to say, sir,’, and went on with her testimony. And notwithstanding his repealed efforts to disconcert her. she pursued the even tenor of her nay, until Webster, becoming quite fear ful of the result, arose, apparently in great ag itation, and drawing out his large snuffbox throst his thumb and finger to the very bot tom. and carrying the deep pinch to both nos Inis, drew it up w ith gusto. Webster—" Mrs. Greenough, was Mrs. Bog den a neat woman ?" Mrs. Greenough—"l cannot give you very full information as to that, sir ; she had one very dirty trick.” Webster—" What was that, ma'am ?” Mrs. Greenough—“She took snuff.” The roar of the (Yurt was such that lie nei ther rose nor spoke again till aflcf, Mrs. Greenough had vacated the chair for another witness. Tkmi’Kß no Test of Truth.—lt is not a high accomplishment to toaawhicture falsehood with a polish, and diplomatize truth into a lie however cooly it may bo done. Very much has bvctt said of Cobden's "anger” and Ibe Time's “coolness" it being gratuitously as sum'd that of two disputants the warmest is generally in the wrong. Long ago. Charles Lamb told us his opinion of that fallacy.— "Onr experience,” says he. "would lead ns to quite an "opposite conclusion. Temper, in deed, is no test of truth; but warmth and earnestness are a proof at least of a man's own conviction of the rectitude of that which he maintains. Coolness is as oltcn the result of unprincipled indifference to truth and false hood as'of sober confidence in a mao's own side in a dispute”—a sentence which might be commended to Mr. Delane. Again, his oppo nent i- condemned for adopting a friend’s quarrel, and especially that of a man so well able to defend himself as John Bright. This charge involves a compliment; 1 will dismiss it and the subject with a pertinent anecdote. Hoiaco Walpole relates that General Sutton, a choleric man. was with Sir Robert Walpole, a remarkably even-tempered one, one day, when the valet of the latter was shaving him. "John, you cut me,” said his master, calmly, and went on with the conversation. Present ly he said again, “John, you cut me,” on which button started up in a rage, and, doub ling Lis fist at the man, said with a great oath, ■ If Sir Robert can bear it, 1 can't and if you cut him once more i'll knock you down!” The Increase of Immigration —The Eng lish pnss and public, says the New York Times, are greatly distressed at the immensely increas ing emigration from Ireland to this country. The weekly returns here show that Europe is throning the most stalwart and possibly the most valuable portion of her population into our cities by thousands. For years immigration has not been so large as it is now. The demand for labor consequent upon the war ; the vacant places to be filled in the workshops, farms and factories throughout the land, from which thousands have gone forth to battle for the L'nion and the advanced rate of wages which labor c mtmands. are. no donbt. the inducements which have quickened emigration. And it is only beginning ; for when the war is over, there will bean illimitable field lor European laborers in the South. In the course of a year or two. there will be room and abundant employment for some three or four millions of foreign labor ers. and of course, according to the system of demand and supply, they will come here. V\ e are therefore bat in the infancy of an immense immigration. A Rei-roof.—The Rev. Dr. Macfarlane. late of Er-kine Church, Glasgow, and now of London, having in company coasted of what be had done in the way of improving his con gregation by missionary and other operations, an old lady who had been listening with much apparent interest to the enthusiastic diatribe of the glowing divine, during a short lull io the conversation very quietly interposed the remark, -Eh, Doctor, but ho bae muckle need to pray for humility. " —[Scotch paper. Wordy.—Julias Caesar's famous dispatch of three words. -Vent, vidi vici,” -I came. I saw I conquered,” is celebrated for terseness. A Western editor, in criticising it, says he thinks it rather verbose, pronouncing the words "I saw" entirely superfluous, and even thinking T came” wholly unnecessary. "I conquered, " he says, tells the whole story, and a Id.- that Caesar no doubt bad a greai deal of leisure when he wrote the letter, and hi* style suffered in consequence. Darkness and Light. There i? no heart bat hath it? inner anguish ; There 5? no eye b«t hath with tears been wet; There is no voice but hath been heard to languish O’er hours of darkness it can ne'er forget. There is no check, however bright-its roses. Bat perished buds beneath its hues are hkl: Xo eye that in its dewy light reposes. Bui broken star-beams tremble neath its lid. There is no lip. howe’er with laughter ringing. However bright and gay its words may bo, But it hath trembled at some dark iipspnngicg Of stern affliction and deep misery. We all are brothers in this land of dreaming. Yet hand mots hand, and eye to eye replies ; Nor dream we that beneath au eye all beams i.g The flower of life in broken beauty lies. O blessed light, that glids our night of sorrow! O balm of Gilead, for onr healing found ! We know that peace will come with thee to-m >r row. And that afflictions spring not fn>ra the ground Weariness. Oh, little feet! that such Ions: years Must wander on through hopes and fears, Must ache and bend beneath your load : I, nearer to the wayside inn. Where toil shall cease and rest begin.' Am weary, thinking of your road! 0. little hands ! that, weak or strong Have still to serve or rule so long, Have still so long to give or ask ; 1. who so ranch with book and pen Have toiled among my fellow men. Am weary, thinking of your task. 0. little hearts ! that throb and beat Witn such impatient feverish heat. Such limitless and strong desires : Mine, that so long has glowed and burned, With passions into ashes turned. Now covers and conceals its fires. O, little souls! as pure and white And crystalline as rays of light. Direct from heaven, their source divine : Refracted through the mist of years, How red my setting sun appears, How lurid looks this soul of mine I . The Divers at Port Royal. A correspondent of the Baltimore American, writing from off Morris Island, says: During a recent visit to Port Royal. I wit nessed w ith considerable interest the operations of the divers employed to clean the bottoms of the Monitors, and perform other operations under the water. Their principal diver—up propriately named Waters—is so used to this work that he has become almost amphibious, remaining for live or six hours at a time under water. A man of Herculean strength and proportions, when clad in his submarine arm r he becomes monstrous in size and appearance. A more singular sight than to see him roll or tumble into the water and disappear from sight, or popping up. blowing, as the air escapes from his helmet, like a young whale, can scarcely be imagined. Waters has his own ideas of a joke, and, when he has a curious audience, will wave his scraper about as he ' bobs around” on the water, with the air of a veritable river god. One of his best jokes (the better for being a veritable fact) occurred last summer. While he was employed scraping the hull of one of the Monitors, a negro from one of the up-river plantations came alongside with a boat load of watermelons. While busy selling his melons, the diver came up and rested himself on the side of the boat. The negro stared at the ex traordinary appearance thus suddenly coming out of the water with alarmed wonder: but, when the diver seized one of the best melons in the boat and disappeared under the water, the gurgling of the air from the helmet mixing with his muffled laughter, the fright of the negro reached a climax. Hastily seizing his oars, without being paid for his melons, he put off at his best speed, and has uot been seen iu the vicinity of Station creek since. He c moot be templed beyond the bounds of the plantation, and believes that the Yankees have brought river devils to aid them in making war. The diver, when clothed with his armor, is weighted with one hundred and eighty five pounds. Besides his armor, he has two leaden pads, fitting to bis breast and back. The soles of his shoes arc ol lead an inch and a half thick. All this weight is needed to overcome the buoyancy given by the mass of air forced into the armor and dress—the latter of India rubber —worn by the diver. When below the surface, he can instantly bring himself up by closing momentarily the aperture in the helmet for the escape of the air. His buoyancy is immediately increased, and he pops up like a cork and floats at will upon the surface. The work of scraping the bottoms of the Monitors is very arduous. The diver sits upon a spar, lashed athwart the bottom of the vessel, so arranged as to be moved as the work progresses, and with a scraper fixed to a long handle works on both sides of himself as far as he can reach. The mass of oysters that become attached tn the iron hulls of one of the Monitors, even daring one summer here, is immense. By actual meas urement, it was estimated that two hundred and fifty bushels ol oysters, shells and seaweed were taken from the bottom of the Montauk alone. The captains of the Monitors have sometimes indulged in the novelty of a mess of oysters raised on the hulls of their own vessels. ’ Besides cleaning the Monitors, the divers perform other important services. They have ransacked the interior of the Keokuk, attached buoys to lost anchors, and made under w ater examinations of the rebel obstructions. VV aters recently examined the sunken Wechawken. and met an unusual danger for even hi? perilous calling. The sea was so violent that he was twice thrown (rom the deck of the Monitor. Finally, getting hold of the iron ladder, he climbed to the top of the turret, when a heavy sea cast him inside of the turret between the guns. Fearing that his air-hose would become entangled, he made bis way out w ith all possible speed, and was forced to give up his investiga tions until calmer weather offered a more favorable opportunity. Bkavtt Rising orr of Chaos.—Moss will grow npon gravestones, the ivy will cling to the moldering pile; the mistletoe springs from the dying branch ; and God be praised something green, something fair to the sight and graceful, will yet twine around and grow out of the scams and cracks ol the desolate temple of the human heart. Never quarrel with a lady. If you are troubled with her, retreat ; if she abuses you. be silent : if she tears your cloak, give her yonr coat: if she boxes your cars, bow to her in return; if she tears you eyes out, feel your way to the door, and —fly. It is said that in some parts of the West, during those cold mornings about the fir = t of January, hens were fouud, hanging upon the under side ol the limbs of trees where they roosted frozen stiff. Friday not a Day of 111 Omen. From time immemorial Friday has been frowned upon as a day , ( ill omen. And a! though the ; r :Jiee is less prevalent no» than it was of years, when snpers'ition bad genera! sway, yet there are many even in this matter of lae age of ours who hesitate, on a day so inauspicious, to begin an undertaking of momentous import. How many brave ma riners who. unmoved, could meet the wildest fury of their ocean homo, would blanch to even bend their sails on Friday. Hut to show with how Sit le reason tb.s feciii g indulged in. let us i: Sc the ' Mowing facts in our own'hi torv as a nation, and showing whither we Americans have any reason to dread the fatal dav ; On Friday. August 3, 1f92. Christopher Col nr.le.s sailed on his great voyage of dis covery. On Friday. October 2, 1492, be first dis covered land. (.in Friday. January 4. 1493. be sailed on his return to Snr.in. which, if ho had rot readied in safety the happy result would never have 'sen known which led to the settlement of tins w;sl coniinent. On Friday. March la, 1193, he arrived at Palos in safety. On Fraiav. November 22, 149.1. he arrived at Hispaniola eu bis second voyage’ to Amer ica. On Friday, March. 5. 1 195, Henry VII. of England. gave to John Cah.it his commission which ied lo the discovery of America. This was the fir-t American Slate paper in En gland. On Friday. November T. 1555, Melendex founded St. Augustine. the oldest setilcmeul founded in the United Slates by more than forty years. On Friday, November 19. If2o, the Pil grinis male their final landing. tin Fi day, February 22, 1732. George Washington, the father of American freedom was born. On Friday,.Tune !7. 1775, Hunkerllill was seised and ( >rt i tie-0. On Friday, October 7. 1778, the surrender at Saratoga was made, winch had such power and influence in inducing France to declare in favor of onr cause. On Friday, September 22. 17X•. the treason of Arnold was laid hare, which saved us from destruction. On Friday, October 10 1781. the surrender of Yorktown, the crowning glury of Ameri can arms. On Friday, June 7, 1775, the motion in Congiess was made by John Adams, seconded by Richard Henry l.ec, that the United Colo nies were and of right ought to be free and in dependent. Thus by numerous examples, we see that however it may !>■ with other nations. Amer icans need never dr ad to begin on Friday, any undertaking, no matter imw momentous it may be. —(Puritan Recorder. An army chaplain, speaking of the brave ry of some i f onr troupe, relates an incident tiiat he saw happen on ihe bailie lie lei : A Union soidier was lighting bravely after most of bis companions had been shot down. The chaplain watched him. He saw a can non ball strike the soldier’s left arm and sever it between Ihe shoulder and elbow. The con cussion turned ihe soldier completely around, his arm failing at a distance of ten feet or more from where he stood. The chaplain watched him. unconsciously lo the soldier— who did not know,that be was regarded at that moment by any other than the All-Seeing Eye. The s ildier looked at his left fide and behold his bleeding stump; them turning around he commenced searching for his dis severed arm. He picked it up, and held it a moment to its place ; he then held it aloft in his right hand, a d exultingly exclaiming, " This ts my sacrifice for the Union:" he hurl ed it with all his might at the retreating foe. Head Rudy Foitxd.— A few days back a mutilated dead body was found near the Hen ness Pass road, about six ’miles distant from this city. The body, though much decom posed, presented signs of the use of violence in the cause of its death. Several weeks ago. A. Hate, a grazier on the Truekcc, disappeared from his ranch and nothing has been heard Irom him since his departure. It is plausibly supposed that the dead body found as above slated, is that of the missing rancher.— [Gold Hill News. The body, having been "sot on" by a jury of one intelligent miner, was found to be that ol A. J. Rabbit. Oriental Havadkres. The Hayadercs ol the East arc remarkable among the women ol the world lor their grace and powers of physi eal endurance. They aae trained from child hood as gymnasts; they carry heavy jars on their beads to improve slrei gth. gaii, and fig ure ; they fly kites to acquire "statuesque at titudes and graceful surprises; they must learn to lay the back of their hand flat against their wrist, to partially bend the arm in both directions at the elbow, and, inclining the whole person backward from the waist, to sweep the floor wiih their hair. Fume of them are marvels of airiness and agility, pre senting to the fascinated eye that follows them through the mazes of some bewildering waltz, the living embodiment ef the “poetry of mo tion.” A New Material is Warfare.— Chloride of Nitrogen will, it is -aid, soon be uti.ized as an implement of war. Its employment would seem likely to put an end to all war. Mr. Isliam Baggs, uu Ei giish chemist, in announe ing his discovery, proposes to carry up his composition in balloons, and drop it Irom the air in the midst of armies and fortresses. “The very mention of this compound," he goes on lo sav" "as a proposed clement in modern warfare, raav possibly provoke a smile amo ,g chemists, who know that the roost accomplished of their number would scarcely dare to experiment wi;b it in quantities iaree-r than a gram of mustard seed, and eve-n then only at a respectful distance, and under guard at the moment of its detona tion. And yet not one of those chemists will be bold enough to deny that, with two or three chemically clean carboys of this terrible com pound present in a city or fortress, however strong, tl slightest cutting a single drop of olive oil coming in contact w ith it, would in one in-rant decide the fate of the place and its inhabitants." Mr. Bagg= then proceeds to affirm that he has discovered a method of overcoming the contingent diflicul lies, and that he is able to manufacture this deacliv material with perfect safety, ar i in any required quantity, and that it can be safely couveved to its destination.— Summary of Medical Sen A Bloodtoiestt King. —The Paris papers publish advices from Egypt announcing the victory of the Emperor Theodore, of over the population of Gojam. Ihe Emperor is reported lo have ordered the massacre of fifteen thousand prisoners, men. women and children. In Uncle Ketchams yard, at Fagglown. there is a tree wtiich blossomed for five succes sive months la?t year, and at this time has considerable half-grown Iruit ou its branches. Trinif »; Join nal. President Lincoln. The Washington Chronicle came oat lately m a double leaded leader, understood to be by ,T. \V Kornev. advocating the re-nomination of President Lincoln. The following in iw most < ificant sentences: The Republicans believe in liim. for be was th, r parly choice. The loyal Democrats bn \ , him.' rhe has been kind and co-.sider *e ;o them, and has always, in the most mag : ifioenl manner. recognized their devotion M the country Ills action in Missouri, when he r ... i to h; c me a partisan of the extreme HaJiea's. a: J his action in Maryland, where ho re dto In.'coiiio a partisan of the slave aris tocrats. has united around him men of extreme differences ol opinion, and they will support him. as the- leader of the Union pa'ty in the Presi dential campaign. “Occasional*’ writes to the Philadelphia Press upon this subject as follows : Mr. Lincoln’s present apparent inevitable rtnomination and re-election do not result from organization or intrigue. They a-e the fruits of the awakening ( the people io the necessity ■f re electing -he men w ho have had the war n\ charge for marlv three years, and who ought to finish the work I have never known so little management to produce a result. It has been as readily and as easily done as putting on an old shoe. "Nobody can make anything out of it, for everybody was in favor cf it. It has not come from jobbers, or contractors, or poli ticians. The people thought there was geld in Lincoln at first, and now. finding it out. they have quietly dug down, and waited, and. reach ing their evncetafiODS, they propose to keep him where he is, for he enriches and protects the ! yah and pardons and indulges the herctOr fore disloyal. Am>v Johnson. it is said, began his life as tv •.all. r’s apprentice, and was taught to read by his wife alter be was married. Hut be was made of sterling stuff, aud from the day when the germs of knowledge were first sown in his vigorous mind, he has steadily worked his way upward to honor and distinction, until he now ranks among the first statesmen of this land, so prolific o( great men. Such was the humble origin ol our candidate for the Vice Presidency, and such his present proud position. Ilia brilliant success under such disadvantages as beset I ,s early youth, is an admirable illustra tion of w hat well-directed energy cat* accom plish, and also of the equality and benignity of our Government. which rebels arc attempting to d -troy, to rear upon its ruins a slave driving despotism, which would crush out the hopes ami aspirations of poor whites and blacks alike. What would have been the fate of Andy John son, and llinry Clay, and Daniel Webster, and Andrew Jackson, and Stephen A Douglas, and a host of others whose names are illustrious in our history, under a Government whose wuoW bv founders declare that it is a shame, an out rage, that the sous of poor men should be per mitted to receive equal education and enjoy equal pi lilical advantages with the sons of the, wealthy? —San Juan Press. P.t oKKvjs 11 nouns.—The Calaveras Uhronicfa has discovered that the buckeye tree makes an excellent hedge fence. It says: The cheapest and best material for hedge fences that has yet been discovered to be the common buckeye, that grows so abundantly on the mountains. Kvery tree produces a large crop of uuls every summer. Let the nuts be gath ered in autumn and planted after the first rains have fallen. Plant them about three inches deep and about four inches apart. Two rows of them, two feet distant from each other, are better than one row. The limbs intertwine and soon form a complete net work, through which nothing can penetrate. The buckeye will grow about two feet high the first year, ll tvqtiires no irrigation, and is not easily de stroyed by cattle. Two men could plant these nuts around a targe ranch in a few days, and in the course of (our or five years they would grow to be a hedge that would last for a life-time. Let all our mountain farmers try it; it may not yet be too late for the present season. The winter has been remarkably dry. and the nuts that lie scattered under the trees are uninjured. If planted now, they would soon spring up and grow. No Rkconstkcction on Si.atsry.—At a recent New England dinner, James T. Brady look occasion to say : 1 say to those gentlemen for whom within the feeble limits of my capacity I have made all the sacrifices that belong to a yonng life or an old (xperience, all the politicians who tell you that there never can come a time when there can be a reconstruction of this Union not founded on slavery, are telling you a lie. Wo tl. oght we could make any sacrifice to retain that institution, so long as it could continue consistently with the judgement of men ; but I -ay for myself here and hereafter. that 1 never mean to fight that battle again, [(.’biers] It i- ended. The great God of the universe has .terminated it and the rebellion, terrible as it is, costly in life, in blood, and in treasure, is, in my bumble and reverent conception, one ol the mysterious ways in which the justice cf God ia being worked out against the prejudices and falsehoods of men. Lincoln and Johnson.—The Springfield ;Mi'=onri) Journal says: We this week place the name of Abraham Lincoln at the head of our columns for the next Presidency. -Mr. Lincoln may have said and done things which we have not fully approved, vet we believe bim bonest. patriotic and devoted to the best interests of the country, possessing more ability than any other man to successfully mar,age the fchip of .State under present cir cumstances. We shall therefore keep bis name before our readers until we are convinced that he is not the choice of the Radical Union men of the nation. We also hoist the name of Andrew Johnson for the Vice Presidency. Hi* unyielding adherence to his country in tbo midst of traitors, entitles bim to the confidence of all loyal men everywhere. Indiana, especially the southern part of it* is at this time overrun with thieves and burglars to such an extent that the California remedy of a vigilance committee is beginning to be seriously talked of in many localities. The people uf the State attribute this condition of affairs, and no donbt justly so, to tbc sorplu* ol ('onfederale soldiers turned loose upon them by the military authorities after having gone lurough the solemn mockery of an oath. An Estray from We stray.— He had been in Boston. These were his remarks—(be wa» speaking at the time to a Boston women, nearest the‘ bub ;: ‘-Why do you call thia street lE;iger street?" It is "a very cold street," quo’ she—"the e ldest io the world." Up snake, then, ye mao Westray, who said as follows “But we have a Bieecker street in New York." And be went on bis way, for he had great possessions.—-V Y. Post. S-oviE people were hit when a Chicago clcr .yman sai d : -Shoddy comes from the devil, and those who supply shoddy to gallant sold iers. go to the devil.*’ The Red Blufl Independent has been shown some tine specimens ol cotton grown in Tehama coaatv. Thai paper says a large amount of both cotton and tobacco "will be raised in that county next season. :rsro is