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VOL. 11. THE U«IO» RECORD. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING m. wiOSTrrT. «• W. SICTH- C. ». Publishers and Proprietors. Ofllce on Bird Street, between Myert «nd Ilntitoon St*. terms. One year per Mail Sl* Montis do J JJJ Three Month? do 1 “JJ Delivered by Carrier per Month • • Single Copies 10 ADVERTISEMENTS: Per square of ten lines or less, first insertion $3 00 Each iubsequent insertion 1 50 A liberal discount will be made in favorof these who advertise by the year ly Business Cards inserted on reasonable terms BUSINESS CARDS. H. VAN ALSTVNE fill-, 1 I). Physician and Surgeon, Will practice bis profession in OROVILLE AND VICINITY. Can be consulted at his office as follows: Butte Bounty Hospital |At his office on Mont- From 6tolo a >t I gomery street from Ito 2. and <) to t p m. wishing to V>e treated for any form •f disease, will be furnished pleasant rooms at the Hospital, at a moderate charge. E. S- OWEN, attorney at lavv, Forbestown, Butte county, California FAULKNER & Co. ■s .m. -m Corner Myers and Montomery Streets, Orovillc. 8. LANK.} tJCOSLV E. LANE & Co. jh ,-m :wf ■a. »: ■« *» , Montgomery street. Oroville. 4.0. PILPSON. I \ THOS * CALLOW A. G. SIMPSON, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in BOOKS AND STATIONERY, STAPLE AND FANCY ARTICLES. Theatre Block, Huntoon street, Oroville. E. DUNHAM; IT.l T . S. Assessor anti Collector OF BUTTE COUNTY,CAL. OFFICE—OI> Slyer. Street. Between Montgomery and Bird Streets, OROVILLE. THOMAS WELLS, Attorney at Lair A Nofry Public Omc—ln Theater entitling. Ha. resumed the practice ot Law in all the courts of Justice, lu Butte and adjoining counties. CHARLES F. LOTT, ATTORNEY ANT> OH’N'SKI.I.OU AT LAW, AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Oroville Butte County. Office—Bird »t.. between Mvers and Huntoon. GEO. T. SHAW, Notary Public. .tnd Commissioner of Deeds for S'Vada Ter, OlHcr At A. G. Slmprou’s Book Store. J. M. BURT, Attorney and Counsellor at I.au Practices in the coarts of the 2d Judicial District and in the Supreme court. OFFICE -In Burt’s brick building, up stairs,on Bird street. Oroville. L. 0. Gras-oik.] [A. Mar rice. Jr. GRANGER &. MAURICE, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW Will practice in ail of the Counties of the Fif teenth Judicial Distri, t. and in the Supreme Court. Office—on Bird street,between Hantoon and Myers streets. Orotills. sep.tUtf. D. C. BURLINGAME, DENTIST, MSSS&. OFFIC E—ln Mathews* Brick Build lag, on It tnt >n St , ■’••■tween Mont gomery and Bird Streets, OKOVILLE. W. PRATT, M.D. Physician X. Surgeon. Rock Creek, Butte Co« Cal. S. ROSENBAUM, ATTORNEY AT LAW. OFFICE—COURT HOUSE, OROVILLE JAS O’BRIEN, M. D. Particular attention paid to Chronic Diseases, and all others common t » this country. Has had large experience in hospital and family practice, and confidently hopes for a share of public patron age. OflUce—Within two doors of Clark A Bro. s •tore. Myers street. Oroville. J. BLOCH &. Co, DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND MINERS SUPPLIES. Montgomery street. Oroville. GEO. C. PERKINS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN GROCERIES, PROVISIUMS AND PRODUCE. Corner Myers and Montgomery street.. Oroville. HOTELS, &C. International Hotel Corner Montgomery and Lincoln »!»•, OHOVT LLB. RALPH BIRD, PROPRIETOR. THE PROPRIETOR would a.«snre the residents of Oroville and the traveling public, that no means will is? left untried to enable him to deserve a share of their patronage. THE TABLE la supplied with every luxury of the season, and every thin-: wi'l tv done to uuuro the comfort of the guests at this house. THE BAR Will always be supplied with choice liquor. and cigars. Single Meals 50 Cents. Lodgings 50 to 75 Cents. *«. The Office of the California Stage Company is at the International. Stages leave parts of the country. this hotel every day for all RALPH BIRD. BARNUM RESTAURANT! Cor. Montgomery & Iluntoou Sts., OROVILLE. THE UNDERSIGNED, PRO prietor of this establishment,^-*^ hereby informs tike Public that he is prepared to furnish meals at all hour, day and night, composed of all the substantiate and delica cies of the season which tlie 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 ot Liquors. TERMS: Honnl per Week $5 00 Single MrnN 585 Hoard per Week with Lodging ... 6 00 Lodging* per Xlglit *25 aplOtf J. REYNOLD,Proprietor. ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL, Oroville. FTVHE UXDEIiSIGXED WOCI.D RESPECT JH 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 he pleased to see his friends, when ever they will give him a call. ROBERT O'NEIL, Proprietor. Oroville, June 10th, ISO - What Cheer House, OROVILLE, Montgomery street Between Myers and Iluutoon Streets. rjIHE SUBSCRIBER RESPECTFULLY IX- M form, his friends and the public, that he fur nishes at the above house the best board and lod ging for the following prices: Board and lodging per week Jd 00 Board per week . $5 00 Single meals 25 Beds 25 and 50 A Splendid Bar Containing the very best of Liquors and cigars has been added to the establishment. Call and examine for yourselves. R. OLIVER. MAIERS HOTEL, MYERS STREET. BETWEEN* BIRD AXD ROB INSON, OnOVILLE, D. MAIER, Proprietor. rpillS HOUSE IS NEWLY RE FITTED. FUR M. nished. and well arranged, and provided with pleasant rooms, affording pleasant L mes for fam ilies and lrau?ient Boarders. Board and Lodging at Reduced Prices. Ell D. MAIER. GOLDEN GATE RESTAURANT, Corner of Montgomery & Hnntoon sts., OROVILLE. The undersigned having purchased the entire interes; in this establishment. he is thoroughly repairing and newly refitting every depart ment. for the accommodation of all who may favor him with their patrcnaife Haring been engaged in the business for the pas*, fif teen rears he io give genera! satisfaction :o ail Open Day and Niglit. Board can be had by the day or week, on the most reasonable terms. Meals a: all hours, day night April T. LEWIS CARP AN 810. OHOVILLE, SATURDAY MORNING, APEIL 30, IS(3 ±* The following beautiful and patriotic liaes were written by Hen. Daniel S. Di kiason. of Xew York, in answer to a question by a lady,“whether he was for peace" : •' A m I for peace 7" Yes For the peace which rings out from the cannon’s throat. And the suasion of sh t and shell. Till the rebellion’s spirit is trampled dowa To the depths of its kindred hell. For the peace which shall follow the squadron’s tramp. Where the brazen trumpets bray. And. drunk with the fury of sr-rm and strife. The blood-red chargers neigh. For the peace which shall wash out the leprous stain Of our alarery, fool and grim. And shall sunder the fetter' whi :h creak and clank On the down-trodden dark man’s limb. I will curse him as a traitor and false of heart Who would shrink from the conflict now, And will stamp it with roistering, burning brand On his hideous. Cain-like brow. Out 1 out of the way with your spurious peace. Which would make us rebellion’s slaves ; We will rescue our land from the traitorous grasp. Or cover it over with graves ! Oat 1 out of the way with your knavish schemes, Von trembling and trading pack 1 Crunch away in the dark, like a sneaking hound That its master has beaten back. Vou would barter the fruit of our fathers’ blood, And s*.i out the Stripes andbtars. To purchase a place with rebellion's votes, Or escape from rebellion's scars. By the widow’s wail, by the mother’s tears, By the orphans who cry for bread, By oar sons who fell, we will never yield Till the rebellion’s soul is dead 1 ” Stand from Under.— The Yreka Journal says : “The greatest crash ever heard of on this coast will occur at Boise this Summer. The country this side is completely overrun with emigrants bound northward. The road via the Klamath Lakes, from Yreka, is lined with people; so. also, in greater proportion, are the roads via Bed Bluff, Humboldt, Honey Lake, Salt Lake, and the Missouri river. What all these people will Jo there to live the Lord only knows, and those who have friends rushing wildi/there shou d be prepared to assist them back* The stages and steamers are not very liberal io that northern country about giving persons without money free passages. The people there now are destitute of money, and are living principally on credit, which cannot last very long. The chances for any liberal supply of water for mining purposes is even more limited than in California. The streams in that vicinity are small, and need to be con stantly fed by melting snow to keep up any supply whatever, and it is a well known fact that no great amount of snow has fallen the past Winter. What is spent in going there would be enough to start a man in business in California, end what it costs to get back will take a P’.an six months to square up and be free from debt. Every circumstance, and every letter coming from Boise lately, goes to show that the present excitement will leave Gold Bluff, Frazer River and Salmon river com pletely in the shade, so far as stupendous humbugs are concerned. ’’ There’s Good in Everything.—A cotcm porary has come to the conclusion that the continuance of the war is a Providential thing. Thus : An early return to peace would have merely cicatrized a wound that had festered to an eruption, which had long threatened political death ; there could have been no stability in such a peace; there would have been but a mere compromise of old hatreds to break out again anew at some other time. It were better to keep the wound open, till the cancer that had corrupted the system should be obliterated. This could not have been done with an early peace. We could not have been the nation we have become, indued with gigantic energies, if peace had been sudden: the benefit of war— •he travail through which greatness is achieved, and the blessings attending a substantial and conquered peace —would uoi have accrued. We should not have been the united people we are had the war been brought suddenly to a close; for, though the attack oa Sumter awakened a single and universal thrill through the land, the clamor of party soon wrought division which, though futile, was the cause of great bitterness; bat now, by the light of reason and sober second thought, it is reduced to a general harmony, and the people are one again on the great question of saving the country. California Slate Pencils. —A corres pondent of the Mouterey Gazette says: I noticed, not long since, io one of the interior papers, au article entitled “Natural Slate Pencils.” or something like it. The writer went on to say that there is a sort of seaweed found on the coast of California that answered all the purposes of a slate pencil, etc. Those persons who live near the sea-shore will proba bly know at once what is referred to as “natural siato pencils,” but to those who live iu the in terior. and arc not in the habit of seeing salt water, it may be interesting to learn that the slate pencils, so called, arc the spioes of the sea urchiu (or the sea egg, as it is sometimes called). It is att animal of the genus Echinus, and of the family Radiata, or star fishes. It is round and flattened, like a large flat apple, with a thin shell over it. covered with movable spines two or three inches long, and not more than an eighth of an inch thick. These spines being movable where they are joined to the shell, the animal by this means is capable of locomotion. Sea eggs are very common everywhere on this coast, and are eaten by many people. The spines may be used, and frequently arc used, for pencils for school children to mark with on their slates. Authentic from the Boise Mines.—A former citizen of Sacramento (says the Union), writing to a friend, under date of March 28th, from Centreville. Idaho Territory, says : Since I left Sacramento, I have been knock ing about this upper country, trying to make a living by mining, but a poor living it has been. Last Spring. 1 brought up at this place and stuck my stakes. I did not find the gold as thick on the bedrock as I expected to, but still I found it a good place for a poor mao. Ido not think, however, that the immigration that is now pouring in here by hundreds daily will find it the country they expect to. There are hundreds of poor devils around the diggings now hunting for work and cannot get it. We have had a very pleasant Winter here. At no time ha? the snow been over two (eet deep; we have bad bat three days of very cold weather, and it is now as pleasant as can be expected at this time of year. The ikon-clad Milwaukie. recently launched at St. Louis, has two revolving turrets, mount ing two 11-ir.ch Dablgren guns each. The chief peculiarity of this vessel is, that her im mense guns are so mounted as to require less manual labor in working them than is usually employed in working an ordinary field gun. The guns are moved entirely by steam, and are loaded in the bold of the vessel, and raised on a column cf steam to be fired. They are run out by steam and recoil against steam, one man being all that is needed to work the guns, with the exception of loading them. It isn’t desirable that time should mellow people who are too soft already. ODE EOR THE TIMES. Extraordinary Dreams. The belief in dreams is one which has existed among all nations through all tine, and the records of all people contain remarkable instances of their fulfillment. In giving the following instances of the actual realization of dreams in ancient and modern times, we are cot influenced by any desire to increase the credulity which seems to hare reached its culminating point in the case of spirit rappings, but simply to furnish food for reflection for the minds of those who lake pleasure in the consideration of subjects removed from the hard facts of every day life. In 1533, Nicholas Wotton, the English embassador in France, dreamed two nights in succession that his nephew, Thomas \V otton, then in England, was about to join an enter prise which would result in the death and rain of himself and family. To prevent such a catastrophe, he wrote to Queen Mary, and begged her to send for his nephew, and cause him to be examined by the lords of the council on some frivolous pretense, and committed to the Tower. This was done; and, on the embassador's return, Thomas Wotton confessed to him that, but for his committal to prison, he would hare joined the insurrection led by Sir Thomas Wyatt, it is also recorded of the same Thomas Wotton that be, being in Kent, dreamed one night that the Oxford University treasury had been robbed by five persons ; and as he was writing to his son at the University, the next day. be mentioned bis dream. Singular to relate, the letter reached Sir Henry Wotton on the morning after the robbery had been actually committed, and led to the discovery of the perpetrators. M. Boismont, in a work on the subject of dreams, relates that a young woman who was living with her unde, and whose mother was many miles distant, dreamed she saw her looking deadly paie, and apparently dying, and that she heard her ask for her daughter. The persons in the room, thinking it was her grand daughter she wanted, who had the same name, went to fetch her; but the dying woman signified that it was not she, but her daughter in I’aris whom she wauled to see. She appeared deeply grieved at her absence, and in a few minutes ceased to exist. It was afterward found that her mother did actually die on that night, and that the circumstances attending her death were precisely those her daughter had witnessed in her dream. I here is another instance which we remember to have read, but we are unable at this moment to refer to the book in which it is related. It is as follows: A man who was employed in a brewery suddenly disappeared, and nothing could be ascertained respecting him. Years passed away without the mystery being cleared up, until one night one of the workmen, who slept in the same room with another, beard the latter muttering something in his sleep about the missng man. The workman questioned him ami elicited replies from him to the effect that he had put the man into the furnace beneath the vat. He was apprehended on the following day. He then confessed that he had quarreled with the other, and that, in the passion of the moment, he had killed him, and disposed of the body by putting it in the furnace. The author of "Signs before Death" tells of a certain Captain John Rogers, who commanded a vessel proceeding to Virginia, that he one night left the deck and went to bed, leaving the chief mate in charge of the vessel. About three hours afterward tie awoke, and heard the second mate asking the other officer how the vessel was going,and heard the chief mate reply that the wind was fair, and the vessel was sailing well. The captain then fell asleep again, and dreamed that a man pulled him and told him to go on deck. He woke, turned over, and went to sleep again, and again dreamed the same thing, and this repeatedly, until he could bear it no longer, but dressed and went on deck. The night was fair, and there was nothing apparent to excite alarm. He ques tioned the male, and received satisfactory answers, whereupon he turned to go below ; but as he did so, he seemed to hear a voice close to him say, “Heave the lead." He asked the mate when he last took soundings, and what depth of water. "An hour ago. and found sixty fathoms," he answered. The captain ordered him to heave the lead again. The soundings were eleven fathoms, and at a second cast only seven fathoms. The vessel was put about immediately, acd as she wore round she hud only four fathoms and a half under her stern. The next morning they found they were within sight of the American coast, and that had the vessel continued but one cable's length further on the course she was steering in the night, she would have gone ashore. There is a singular dream recorded in "Worley's Wonders of the Little World," of an English gentleman residing in Prague. He was lying in bed one morning, when be dreamed that a shadow appeared to him, and told him that his father was dead. He awoke in great alarm, and, taking his diary, made a note of the circumstance, with the day and hour when it took place. This book, with many other things, be put into a barrel and sent to England. Doing from Prague to Nuremberg, he met at the latter place a merchant who had come from England, and who knew bis family well. This gentleman told him that his father was dead. Four years later, be himself reached England; but, before he would touch the barrel he bad sent from Prague, he procured the attendance of bis sisters and some friends, and in their presence opened the barrel, took ont the book, and called their attention to the entry. To the astonishment of all present, the date was that of the day on which his father died. This same gentleman says. “I may lawfully swear that in my youth at Cambridge, I had a like dream of my mother's death; where, my brother Henry lying with me, early in the morning I dreamed that my mother passed by with a sad countenance, acd told me that she could not come to my commencement, (I being in five months to proceed Master of Arts, and she having at that time promised to come to Cambridge.) When I related this dream to my brother, both of ns waking together in a sweat, he protested to me that he dreamed the very same, and when we had not the slightest knowl edge of our mother's sickness, neither in our youthful affections were any whit moved with the strangeness of this dream, yet the next carrier brought us word of our mother's death." The dream related by Sir Waiter Scott must be so well known that we hesitate to repeat it; but we will do so. because we think it is sus ceptible of explanation. Mr. R. of Bow'and. a gentleman of property in the Vale of Gala, was prosecuted for a very considerable sum, the accumulated arrears of tiend, for which he was said to be indebted to a noble family (the titulars). Mr. R. was strongly impressed with lbs belief that bis father had. by a form of process peculiar to the law of Scotland, pur chased these lands from the titular, and there fore the present prosecution was groundless. But, after an industrious search among his father's papers and investigation among the public records, and a careful inquiry among all persons who had transacted law business for his father, no evidence could be recovered to support his defense. The period was now near at'hand when he conceived the loss of the law suit to be inevitable, and he had formed the determination to ride to Edinburgh next day, and make the best bargain be could in the way of compromise. He even went to bed with this resolution ; acd, with all the circumstances of the case floating upon his mind, had a dream to the following purport; H:s father, who bad been many rears dead, appeared to him, he thought, and asked him why he was disturbed in bis mind. In dreams, men are not surprised at such apparitions. Mr. R. thought he in formed his father c( the cause oi his distress, adding that the payment of a considerable sum of money was the more unpleasant to him because he had a strong consciousness that it was not due. though be was unable to acquire any evidence in support of his belief. "You are right, my son," said the paternal shade ; "I did acquire right to these tiends for payment of which you are now prosecuted. The paper* relating to the transaction are in the hands of Mr. , a writer, who is now retired from professional business, and reside at Inveresk, near Edinburgh. He was a person whom 1 employed on that occasion for a particular reason, but who never on any other occasion transacted business on my account. It is very possible that Mr, may have forgotten a matter of very old date, but you may call it to bis recollection by this token—that vfce-u I came to pay his account, there wa- difficulty lu getting change for a Portugal piece of gold, and that we were forced to drink out the bal ance at a tavern.” Mr. S. awoke in the morning with all the words of the vision im printed on bis mind, ar.d thought it worth his while to ride across the country to Inveresk, instead of going straight to Edinburgh. When he came there, he wailed on the gentleman mentioned in the dream ; and. without saying a word of the vision, he inquired v,aethe'r he remembered the circumstance, which, after some consideration, he did, and produced the papers. There is every probability, in this case, that Mr. R. bad been told this by his father when he was very young, and. from not understanding the importance of the informa tion, bad paid so little attention to it that he had quite forgotten it. That incidents of old date, totally forgotten in our waking moments, frequently recur to tbs memory during sleep, Vte have most of ns experienced. The belief that dreams reveal events that have happened, or which are about to happen, bad doubtless been much weakened of late years by reading; but it may be o_uestioned whether It is not now as strong as ever it was. owing to the publication in the London Times, and other papers, of the case of a man who dreamed more than once that he had seen tbs body of a man hanging in a barn, which dream impressed itself so strongly upon bis mind that in the mornirg he went to tbs barn that he had seen in bis dream, and there found a mau hang ing. There was another instance, published in the same journal subsequently, of a man who dreamed that the body of ouo who bad been missing for some time lay under water on a cer tain part of the coast, where indeed it was found. A very circumstantial account is given of two friends, who entered a lowa together, but. being unable to get accommodations in the same inn. separated. In the middle of the night, one cf them heard bis friend calling to him for help, lie awoke from his sleep, but, finding it only a dream, hs immediately went to sleep again ; but awoke, directly after he Lad fallen alslecp, by hearing, 83 it appeared to him, his friend's cries for help. Again ho fell asleep, and dreamed that his friend stood all bloody beside his bed, and said to him : “Though you would not come to help me, at least avenge my death. The landlord of the inu where you left me intends to carry my body out of the town concealed in a load of straw.” The young man was so impressed by this dream that he dressed himself and went to the city gates, where he remained until they were opened. Shortly afterward, he saw a cart load of straw approach mg, and in the driver he recognised the landlord of the ion where had left his friend. He appealed to the guard at the gates, told them of his suspicious, and without much trouble induced them to search the straw ; and there they found the dead body of his friend, whom the landlord confessed he had murdered. The last dream of this kind we shall quote is related, we think, in a "History of the County of Chester.” We are forced to give it from memory, as we cannot refer to the volume at this moment. We omit the names, for the sufficient reason that we cannot remember them, though they are given in the history referred to above. The narrative is somewhat long, but it is to this effect. A man bad living with him a young woman who acted as his housekeeper. On the understanding that she was to be his wife, an evil intimacy sprang up between them, and certain consequences arose which made her very earnest in her persuasions that he should fulfill his promise. Upon some pretence or other, he sent her to a place at some distance, with one Mark Sharp, who killed her as they were crossing a moor, and threw her body down the shaft of a disused mine. A little after this, a miller saw, or imagined he saw, the apparition of the young woman standing before him. her hair hanging about her shoulders and dreadfully gashed in the head. She told him that she had been murdered by Mark Sharp at the instance of her master. He did not do anything in consequance of this apparition on the first occasion; but, when it appeared to him again, and threatened him if he did not go to the magistrate and inform him of what he had seen, he went to the justice and related the whole affair. The man was apprehended and exam iued, and while under examination it was noticed that the justice became deadly pale, the cause of which was stated afterward—namely, that be himself saw, standing in the court, the apparition exactly as it appeared to the miller. The dreams related above are, there is no denying, very wonderful, and they are only a few of a very large number that might be given, if it were worth while, or space would allow of their publication. But when we reflect on the small number of these io proportioo to the myriads which are experienced nightly, the wonder is rather that so few of them have any thing like a fulfillment. That mysterious part of our being which communicates activity to the brain never sleeps, and gives rise to inces sant dreaming ; so that no man passes a night without awaking to a consciousness that bis brain has been busy with events which he can seldom recall in waking hours. The most curious part, of the phenomenon is, that the man who never thinks —that is to say. the man who never carries out a train of thought on any subject—has usually short and broken dreams, which change rapidly from one subject to an other ; whereas, the man who is in the habit of reasoning with himself at any length, or exercising his imagination in the invention of fictions when awake, commonly has dreams of wonderful method and regularity. Thk constant reader of Shakspeare finds occasionally some capital advice which the great dramatist did not design for these times, except that be "for all time. Ihns, when King Richard says to Stanley— " Look to your wife; if she convey Letters to Richmond, you shaii answer it, - ’ be pnts a word into the mouth of authority at this day. Th* Scientific American stales that in England the coffins from over crowded burial grounds are dng up, dried, and ground, and used as an ingredient in the adulteration of coffee. A beverage made of snch material would stand a chance to have a great deal of body to it. Parsos Browslow says that Noah was a radical, because he launched his ark and en deavored to keep up communication with heaven, after ell the Cvmervatives had taken vater "AT THE LAST.'' Man goeth forth unto bis work : And :o his labor.until the evening. The stream i« calmest when it nears the tide, The flower? are sweetest at eventide The birds are most musical at the close of day. And saints div-nest when tbev paas »wn. Morning is lerelj. but & holier charm Lie* folded in Evening's robe of balm ; And weary man must ever L ve her best. For morning calls to toil, but r. ght to rest. She comes fives bf a~en. ana on her wings doth bear A h y fragrance. like the breath of prayer ; Footsteps ' f angels follow in her trace. To abut the weary eyes of day in peace- All things are hashed bef ore her. as she throw* O’er earth and sky her Mantle of respose ; The~r is a calm, a beauty, and a power That morning km-w-s not, la the evening hoar. • Caul the evetiwig are must weep end toil. Plough life's aura furrow, d.g the weedy soil. Trend with sad teeluurrough and th rr.y way, And bear the heal and burden of the On 1 when oar sun is selling. may we glide. Like summer evening, down the golden tide ; And leave beAiind us. as wepaas away. Sweet, starry twilight round our sleeping clay. There's none on Earth like Mother. Sweet is the son.c of birds In summer's leafy wild wood ; But sweeter far the words That grace a loving childhood. The streamlet utters low The love it ill can smother : The human heart alone can know There’s none on earth like mother. When far in distant land*. Though skies be bricht above us, We sigh lor gentle bauds And smiles of those who love us, So down the dreary year* We follow one another. Yet murmur through oar blinding tears “ There’s none on earth like mother.*’ Freaks of Eae.'U(jcakks.—The phenomena attending earthquakes, says an article on “The God of Earthquakes,” in the London Spectator, are more apparently pret.rnatnral than those of any other hv.nan event. The ground assume* the appearance of running w~.ltr —indeed, does transmit tidal naves as distinctly as the ocean itself. Not only are valleys exalted, and bills mads low, but nature »(;>ear9 to be working c-t, on an awful and tragic scale, the wonders of a pantomime. After the great earthquake of in IT'JT. many whom the earthquake surprised in the town of Iliobama were found as corpses on the top of a hill separated by a river from the place, and several hundred feet higher tbau tfce site c: the town. The place was shown to Humboldt where the whole fur niture of one house was buried beneath the rums of another, and it could cnly be accounted for by supposing that it bud sunk into the earth at one spot and disgorged at the other. In Calabria, in 1783. "hole estates were literally shuffled, so that a plantation of mulberry trees were set down in the middle of a cornfield, and a Meld of lupines was removed into the middle of a vineyard. For several years after, lawsuits were actively carried on ic the court* of Naples to reclaim lauded property thus bodily con veyed, Who can wonder that people who thus see what Englishmen emphatically call real property flying like shadows before their eyes, prostrate tbemselve* before the great Earth quaker, in paroxysms of (ear and superstition? Its too Bad!—“'Wanted—expert needle women to make babies’ bodies?’ Well, that beats all ?” exclaimed Mrs. Fartington, throw ing down the newspaper in trhich, during the last fifteen minutes, she bad been seeding oat the advertisements, and peering indignantly over her spectacles across the break last table at Ike. who was busily occupied in excavating his fourth egg shell. “l>id anybody ever hear the likes! 1 always said it was as good as idlin'N'a’.nr'she didn't know how to do her own work when they instructed them steam rams and donkey engine* But this imposterous idea of makiu’ slop work babies is enough to make the poor thing throw down her tools, and sbet up shop altogether. Mark my words, Ike —them sewin' machines will be pressed into this 'ere new fangled business afore long ; aud then ail the emigratin’ in the world won't be able to keep down the surplice poppylation.’’ Modest Max.—A gentleman was telling of his seeing a couple of ladies thrown out of a buggy yesterday in a city cot a thousand mile* higher up Mount Davidson than this thriving village. The ladies were driving out alune.he proceeded to say, and owing to the unskilful cess on the part of one of them, who was han dling the ribbom. in making a short tnrn, the buggy upset. Did either of the ladiest get hurt? anxiously asked a bystander. No, not hurt, replied the modest man, blushing and palling Lis hat over bis eyes—‘not exactly hurt, but— ’ and quite overcome by bis feelings be turned on his heel and abruptly departed. So says the Gold Hill News. Lord Bacox well said: "You may take sarza to open the liver, prepared steel to open the spleen, flour of sulphur for the lungs, castor for the brain, but there is no opening medicine found for the obstructions of the heart, beside a faithful friend, to whom yon may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, cares, counsels, and, in short, whatsoever lies in the heart, under the seal, as it were, of a civil confession.” A.v Esanrsii writer proposes to fire gases into a beleaguered town, which shall plunge the defenders thereof into a sleep until the strong hold is captnred, when all the inhabitants will wake up. fresh and lively, only to find them selves prisoners cf war.— Exchange. We should recommend .frothy politician* for ammunition, if it were not too much after the Chinese mode cf warfare. It would save a vast consumption of vainable acids.— Flag. Some people are always complaining aud grumbling. And a single individual in an ex tensive neighborhood, possessing this mischie vous habit, is snfflcient to cast a darkness and gloom throughout the whole community, and bring to their door« and hearthstones vexation and trouble and the worst evil in the “family circle.” A “Democratic” paper in New York says that Gen. Grant is “one cf the blackest and most intolerant abolitionists—a regular bowling dervish." The Genera! has bad the luck to make “Constitulionai Democrats” bow! some, also— down South. — Flag. There has been no rain in Hungary for nearly two years. Asa consequence, the crops have come to nothing, and the flocks and herds are dying, disease having followed the drouth. As unstained Aphrodite may be born out of the Dead Sea of dissolute society, as pure dew and rain arise out of the briny waters of the ocean. Ferocity and gentleness are sometimes nearly allied. The moaning notes of the turtle dove are bat the softened tone* of the owl. It is generally true that we judge too bit terly and harshly the faults of every office which we do not ourselves hold. Shameless persons seldom or never blush. Their faces seem, like cottonwool, to take all colors more easily than red. A Chinese Crucifixion. Tfce following account of a reccct crucifix ion in China, interesting. because of its re semblance to those mentioned in the Scripture is by Mr. James Jones, of Amoy, who wit nessed the execution on the twenty eighth of October last : The victim was a wed known ll - h whose principle offence was that of stia g young girls and selling them for prostitutes Oa his trial before his judge, be refused to criminate himself,although repeated'y scourged u. t-is back was raw. It a female wi*.no.-s tails to ! give satisfactory evidence iu a court of justice she is beaten with leather straps across the mouth. Uis wife, desirous of sparing her husband, refused to give evidence, but alter two or three applications of the strap, her courage cave away. r-he confessed bis guilt, at the same lime admit!.: g that two hundred dollars ot the money so derived was hidden iu the sea near the beach. Officers were sent to search, and finding the dollars iu the place indicated, the prisoner was sentenced to de capitation—deemed by the Chines, the most j severe ot punishments —because they ni.agino that if a inau leaves this world minus any of bis members, he appears in the same condition 1 in the next. The culprit therefore prayed to be crucified instead of being beheaded. The cross was of the Latin form,the foot being inserted in a stout plank, and the criminal, standing on a board, bad rails driven through his Teet, his : hands stretched and nailed to the crossbeam. His legs were fastened to the cross with an iron 1 chain, and his arms bound with cords, and oa I the cord round the waist was inserted a piece of wood, on which was written his name and offence; a similar piece on bis right arm con tained his sentence —namely, to remain on tb< cross nignt and day until he die:!: another or his left arm had the name of the judge, will bis titles and offices. The criminal was nailed to the cross inside the Vanum, in the preseuct of the magistrate, and then carried by fvui coolies to one of the principal thoroughfare! leading from the city, where he was left da ring the day, but removed at night inside th( prison for fear of his friends attempting to res cue him. and again carried lorth at daylight in charge of two soldiers. He was crucified a noon on Wednesday, and Mr. Jones converse! with him at Eveiu the evening. He complainet of pain in the chest, and thirst. On Tbnrsda; he slept for some hours. No one wa■■ ailower : to supply him with food or drink, and duriiij : the day there was quite a fair iu front of th cross, people being attracted from a distance i and the sweetmeat venders driving a larg ! trade. On Saturday ho was still alive, who the Taolai was appealed to by a foreigner t by a foreigners to put an end to the wretch sufferings, and he immediately gave order that vinegar should be administered, whicl he expected would produce immediate deal! : but the result was otherwise, and at snnst ■ two soldiers with stout bamboos broke bot ; his legs, and then strangled him. Bovs ties to Voli'stkeks.— The followiti is a synopsis of the bill passed the last Logisli ture, providing for the payment of bounties t volunteers: It provides for the issuance of State boot in the amount of 52.300.000 interest at sevc per cent, payable in twenty years, with a ta of twenty cents on the one hundred dollars, i redeem the bonds and pay the interest. Xe recruits are granted a bounty of 3100 —pay ble S4O at the time of enlistment, as soon i | mustered into service, and 320 additional i I the end of each six months thereafter; in ca jof honorable discharge or termination of tl i war, the whole of the bounty to become dm ! or in ease of death in the service, to go to b | heirs. The bounty is to be paid to the soldi personally or to his wife, or children, as 1 may direct by power of attorney, filed iu ll Adjutant General's office ; but cannot otln wise be transferred or assigned by him un after it has become due by service. To vel j rans. who have honorably ?crved six ni= lit lor more in any corps or arm of the Unit : States Army, [marines, regulars or valuator j of any State], an additional bounty of 3140 allowed ; making 3300 bounty to soldiers I enlisting; payable 350 at the time of re-euli: ment, and 340 every six months, iu the sai manner us above stated for recruits. 1 A correspondent of an eastern paper, w has lately visited Salt Lake city, thus spes \ of the city of the Mormons : The Mecca of the Mormon occupies o fourth of the bottom of a huge saucer, the 1 mainieg three fourths being at present par arable land, partly desert. The Washat 1 mountains form the sides of a saucer, and.wi 1 portions of another range, encircle the ci -hutting it in from the outer world with a w too high for even the odor of its sanctity j escape over the mountain tops. Approach! | from the west you cross the Jordan, have t Great Salt Lake to yonr left, and the c spread ont in quadrilaterals before you, m( like a huge map than an actual city. Hi; up, and away to the right, occupying what geologically termed “a bench,” is Camp Dot las, the big guns of which frown down up the city, three miles off, to remind Bright Young that though be is boss of the sain Uncle Sam is the bigger boss of both sail and sinners. A correspondent writing to the Ann Times from Owen’s River, s»ys : All danger from Indians is cow cnlir ! over. We have them working for us constan Joaquin Jim. who has twice beat the wbi lin pitched fight, visited Whisky Flat af days since, and thus described the relative ] sition of while men and red. a year ago a | now; One season past, remarked this rep re,- I tative of one of the oldest families in Ameri : and —making in the ground with a stick | long mark— Inguo so big—white man so hi i—making short mark—now Injun so big ! another short mark—white man so big making a very longmark —and we can fij him no more. If our characters are too firm to be shal by calumny, then envy often extols us beyt reason, blowing us up because it cannot thr i us down. We see it stated in an article on the C : and Piets, that the Piets have four more te than other people. They must be tooth Pit Ir a carpenter looses his rale and level, may not be able to find his role, but he ( always find his level. Most of the clergy seldom hoar any s&rmi except those which they preach themselves There is often quite as much to be educa out of young men as into them. A sras in power is apt to hear from th around him a great many echoes and few swers. Tebt often men cat their love-teeth, as tl do their wisdom teeth, very late in life. These are generally a good maoy more st to love than in it. Some of our tongue-valiant men never dt a bead, but imbibe s great many. r2(J