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VOL.. 11.
Publishers and Proprietor-:.
om rr on Bird SI rert, Ilc-l wren 3ly<r« ami
Iluntoo'i Streets.
One year per Mail * *
Six months do ;* [v
Three months do -
Delivered by Carrier per month ™
Single copies 10
Per square of ten lines or less, first insertion $3 00
Each subsequent insertion I
A liberal discount will be made ic favor of those
who advertise by the year.
Business Cards inserted on reasonable terms.
No-encla Territory
Office—County Clerk.'* Office, C ourt House.
attorney and counsellor at law.
Office—UP Stairs, Ilniitoon Street, Oroville.
Will practice in all of the Counties of the Sec
ond Judicial District, and In the Supreme Court.
Office—on Bird street,between Huntoon an 1 Myers
streets. Oboville. sep.29tf.
attorney and counsellor at law,
Forbestown. Butte County, California.
■c m ft* »:■«»>,
Corner Myers and Montomery Streets, Oroville.
E. LANE &. Co.
■ c .m ■«. a-: km,
ilontgomery Street, OROMLLE.
k.a.SILrSON. \ ! Tlll>s - cau-ow
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in BOOKS AND
Theatre Block, Huntoon street, Oroviiie.
OFFICE—On Mjm Street,
Mttwttn Montgomery and Bird Streets,
OIHe —In Theater Building.
Has resumed the practice ot Law in all the courts
at Justice, iu Butte and adjoining counties.
OnnviLLE Bi ttk Cm \tv. •
Office—Bird st.. between Mversand Huntoon.
Practices in the courts of the *J>l Judicial District
aud in the Supreme court.
OFFICE -In Burt's brick building, up stairs, on
Bird street. Oroville.
OFFICE -In Mathews* Brick Build
ing. on Huut.oui St., between Mont
gomery and Bird Street.-.
ORO V11.1.E.
Kork Creek, Butte Co« C«l.
Office -Court House. Oroville.
Particular attention paid to c hronic Diseases,
aud all others common t > this country. Has had
large experience in hospital and family practice,
and confidently hopes for a share of public patron
Oilier -Within tw ' i>f Clark A Brew's
store. Myers street. Oroville.
J. BLOCH & Co,
Montgomery street. Oroville.
Corner Myers and M v.tg.mery streets. Oroville.
Nearly new, f-r sale at this offi:c.
International Hotel
Corner Jlontsomerjr and Lincoln st«.,
THE PROPRIETOR n-.-cja a-='.re the rv-ident
o( Oroville and the traveling public, that no means
Will be iefl untried to euitie him to dt.-erve a
.h,ire of their patronage.
Is supplied with every luxury of the season, and
every thing will be done to insure the comfort of
the guests at this house.
Will always be supplied with choice liqm rs and
Single Meals 50 Cents.
Lodgings 50 to 75 Cents.
*w, The Office of the California Stage Company
is at the International.
«j- Stages leave this hotel every day for all
parts of the country.
Corner Montgomery Hiintoon
■ r <
■ that
prietor of this establishment.
| hereby informs the Public
he*is prepare dto furnish meals at all hm\r. day and
niglit. composed of all the snbstantials and delica
cies of the season which the market affords
And Assemblies of every nature.
will be supplied with Dinners. Suppers and Colla
tions, iu the best style and on the ra<»t liberal
Connected with the Restaurant is n BAR. where
can always l»e found the ber.l and every description
ot Liquors.
Konrfl per \Vrrk S’’ OO
Single Heal* 85
Board per Week with Lodgin';. 6 O )
1 .odgln g s pcr Mglit ....
aplOif J. REYNOLD. Proprietor.
O ro villo.
v|vhf rxni-i;<n;xEH would uksi’ect-
M. fully inform liis friends aud the j*ui.li- gene
rally that be has rented the
(formerly kept by Frank Johnson.) in Oroville,
and he would be pleased to sec his fiic:.d>. when
ever they will give him a call.
ROBERT O’NEIL. Pr oprietor.
Oroville, June loth. D*‘*3.
Montgomery street
Between Myers and Huntoon Street s .

Dishes at the above hoo.se the best board a
nine for the following prices:
Board and lodging T>er week... 00
Board per week.. c. 3 no
Single meals o-,
Bed* J-. and 50
A Splendid Bar
Containing the very best of Liquors and cigars
has been added to the establishment.
Call and examine tor yourselves. R. OLIVER.
n stauuaxt,
Corner of Montgomery & Huntoon sts.,
Tm: i NDERSir.NEP havin'.; purchased the
entire in t*resu ;n ih;> establishment. t>e is n-»w
thoroughly repairing mi I new y refio.■ g ~-rv i-; ari
meni. lor {be accommodation of all who may faror him
with iheir patronage
Having been engaged :i the hns'r- -> rt! e ; *«• fif
teen years he h-\-es i ■' gi»e general ?a :o all
Open Dny mid 2XTi—lit.
Board can be bad by the d.ty or we k. on the most
reanona*'’.-- - erms. Meats a.l hours. ; i -».ch;
April r. IM4 i. KwIS c \RE \ N ETO.
cr .•
for Oroville daily—c ane cling at Or ■ v; 1 e with
Sta| ~
and the Northern Mines.
and 3 P. M.
Leaving Oroville (Sunday excepted) at * A. M.
and h P. M.
- • | - • p H
ville atP. M.
Freight reaching Marysvile by steam —at. con
... ...
t the Steamboat
to Orovihe without cost for forwarding commission,
or dravage.
At OroviLe. merchandise fr*• up count*'- will
be stored in the Railroad Depot, and delivered to
order of owners free of charge.
fcb COt* A NDRE'V -. r>INNFY , jjcp’t.
Late Battles in Virginia.
There are numerousincident? connected with
every battle the relation of which goes to
complete its history, jost as a faint tint here
and there form? the finishing touches to the
artist’s picture on canvas. It may be that
the story of the battle of the W i.derness will
never be fully told. It was so diverse, so es
tended in i‘? character, every regiment having
a volumne of incident? to itself, that the com
plete narrative would exhaust even the folios
of the War Office.
Gen. Grant’s headquarters were ! seated in
a field between the plank road and a small
road leading to a little hamlet known a? Par
ker'? store. Paring the fight, he was pricci
pa ;: v with Gen Monde, whose head quarters
were on a piny knoll in the rear of Warren’s
corps. 1 had seen Grant at Vicksburg and
in Tennessee, and his appearance w as (amildar
—but as I strolled through the group ol officers
reclining under the trees at headquarters I
looked for him some time in vain, such was Lis
insignificant,unpretending aspect and conduct
while the ba'tie was raging in ail its fury. A
stranger to the insignia of military rank would
have little dreamed that the plain, qniet man
who set with his back against a tree, apparent
ly heedless and unmoved, was the one upon
« hom the fortunes of the day, it not of the
age or country, were hinging. It was only
when some aid or orderly rode up in hot haste
with with a communication from some portion
of the battle field that his eyes upturned to
seek in those ol the me.-serger the purport of
the message. The consultation with General
Meade or the direct suggestion of command —
all took place with that same imperturbability
of countenance fur which be has always been
remarkable. No movement of the enemy
seemed to puzzle or disconcert him. Fertile iu
resources, the petition for reinforcement was
speedily answered. And while all this trans
pired he stood firmly in the group, at times
smoking his favorite cigar or pipe—a mure
vigorous or a more frequent puffing only indi
cating the inward working nf the mind. If
something tran-pired which he deemed needed
his personal attention, away he darted on
horse back to the immediate seen.-, the one or
two of his aids and an orderly exerting their
utmost to keep up with him. Arrived on the
spot he calmly consinered the matter requiring
Ins attention, wiih ready judgment communi
cated the ncce sary orders, an I then galloped
awav to another part of the field or to h s seal
beneath the pine tree, there to enter on the
order bo->k some record of the battle’s progress
It was amusing again at limes to see him—the
Commander in Chief—whittling away with
his knife upon the baik of a tree, pausing now
and then to throw in a word or sentence in the
conversation of those grouped about, and then
going to wo. k with renewed vigor upon the
incision of the pine. The contemplation of
this by those who were with I im at Vicksburg
w ill recall an incident of similar character in
that m morable siege. When the columbiads
were mounted in front of Logan's line, General
Grant was desirous of superintending the ope
rations. During the preliminary woik of cut
ting the embrasures, he mounted the epaule
ment, and, while the rebel bullets struck ail
around him, deliberately whittled a rail until
the guns were placed in position.
A correspondent of the Chicago Times, under
date of Washington. May 11th. rives the (al
lowing resiniu' of the six days’operations up
to that dale :
The battle of Thursday last, f -light partially
in the Wilnerne-s near Chancellorsville, four
miles from the Rupidan and ten ea?t of Orange
Court House, by two corps of our army, was
what may be justly termed a drawn battle.
Neither side gained anything in ground or p-i
sition that they did i ot lose ; so tl-at at dark on
Thursday both armies were in the same line of
bat if. that opetn d on each ©tier in the morning.
Friday morning, Lee opened the attack, instead
of Grant, but was handsomely foiled during all
the forenoon ; but during the afternoon the
enemy gained some advantages, but not of
enough importance, except on the right for a
short time, to cause any fear. A temporary
success over the extreme right of the Sixth
Corps was repulsed by desperate fighting of
Wright's division.
Friday night showed that we held consider
able of the enemy’s line of battle of the morning,
but it was not doubted, as Lee seemed to remain
in position as late as nine o’clock of that night,
bat that Saturday would witness an nher battle.
In the morning Grant did not attack, and the
rebel line on our left seemed weaker, but in the
afternoon Hill appeared in heavy force on our
right, as if intending to turn it; but. seeing
that if be did so. it would be at a great risk,
be fought briefly and retired.
It then became evident that Lee had com
monced to move eastward in a semi circle, the
right end ol which would have brought him up
near the Ny river, ai I give 1 m not
advantage of a railroad to Richmond, but one
of tbe very best positions for another battle
that c. u!d be well selected.
The battles in the Wilderness were fought
most of woods, where ( fit ;ers
t rid their horses, nor where any ar
tillery could be used. It even excelled the
tight in the woods at the first battle of Pitts
burg Lard;: g.
On Sut d iy onr movement commenced, a:,-l
with the exception that Lee had gained some
time, with Kwell’s corps a little ahead, both
arm.-. ? were moving almost parallel, our army
moving in a straight line toward Spoltsylvaniw
while Lee's marched toward our left. The
result was that on Saturday afternoon Warren
on our lift, and Kwell on Lee's right, bad a
very severe skirmish, both corps fighting close
ly and stubbornly. It was too late, however,
for it to merge into a general battle, th ugh
between the two c qis very hard figbtii g oc
Monday morning both armies faced each
other, but not near enough for a general ; attk
unless one or the other advanced. Knell look
possession of a ridge at the north east of
Spottsytvar.ii and Hane-'ek attacked him.
ILL? was about three o'clock iu the afternoon.
In the forenoon sharpshooters were rapidly
firing at our artillerymen, who had been bro t
tip for action for tbe first time since Grant
ged from tl Wilderness, and it was
ring this that 1 . ■ ral 6edg :k was
sli tby a rebel sharpshooter. Ho was killed
instantly. In the meantime Hancock and
Kweli had a terrible musketry figh', lasting tiii
after dark.
Birney's division on the right. Gibson's in
tbe center, and Barton's on the left, steed the
most furious of the nbc-i?' fire. The c: -any
maintained their ground on Me r,day night,
contending for every inch, hut on 1 aesday
Kwell, without renewing the battle, fell back.
gav ns 8| Usi rat a villag and tbe
command of the river Po on the left. and also
prevented Lee from reaching tbe Fredericks
burg and Richmond railroad.
On Tu. sday there was very heavy fighting
near the Po river, where one column of Lee s
army bad retreated across. This was the first
direct movement southward that the ecemv
bad made after leaving the Wilderness, as he
had cm.tinned to advance, until after the battle
of Monday aftern -on, in an ea?tly direction;
but when he abandoned Spoitsylvar.ia Lee re
treated on Po river in a direct line with the
rebel capital, but forty five miles distant. It
is believed that yesterday's fighting was con
fined principally to artillery, with which great
execution was done.
Passengers from Fredericksburg state that
Lee was tnlireiy across ifce Po river, while
others cocslmed the heavy cannonading of
yesterday afternoon into another great battle
The Wes’ern troop? suffered in ail the bat
ties. The Fourth Michigan. N tieteenlh and
Twtt tieth Illinois. and one Wisconsin regi
ment lost heavily.
There are seme four tboosa; d in Thursday's
and Friday's fight who are very slightly
wounded, ievera hundred have arrived here,
tt '?t of whom are able to walk to the b-rspi
ta.s. ar.d large numbers a-e a :t th-. streets
sm 'king and drinking. Ibe Provost Marshal
has arrested m- st of them, and tt?k are being
stot back to their regiments.
Noses'. What They Mean.
You will never be able to find a man of in
tense reflective powers having a n se thin and
sharp at the nostril. The grand nse of Lav
ater we have already described; but the cops
tative nose is somewhat different fr* m it. It
only refers to the gristly parte below the bridge
of the nose. It may or may not be found in
connection with beauty. Oliver Cromwell’s
is truly ugly, but so indicative of vigor »rd
portenlious energy that a sensitive man might
throw himself into a fit of terror by mere dint
of gazing on its drooping flesh point, rostrated
and broadly incurved, like the adz of a ship
wright. Coleridge’s forms a remarkable con
trast to Cromwe’l’s. It has the broad thought
ful character in a very large degr..e. but in
other respects it is a weak, a lamentably weak
nose, only a quarter of the length of the face,
whilst Cromwell's exceeds a third. 'I here is
no phvsiogoomy in all picture galleries, sculp
tor’s chisel work, or numismatic record, since
kings first struck their type in metal, that
stands out like terrible old Nolls, for a
mau to govern, lead a fight, yet on the whole
do justice. I here is a wavy beautifnlness
about Philip’s head i f Coleridge—but we are
upon noses, and must say. "Alas! that nose.
There is nothing C 1 mmoner than the defect of
that nose. livery tenth man you meet is
Liliputian Uoii.au; and. while such superlative
energy belongs to the genuine eagle beak that
the sagacious Greeks bestowed it on Jupiter
bimseif, this Liiipnt Homan is the very anti
thesis of will. Embellish it prodigally as yon
will with gifts, it has no power. It is weaker
than a -.-nub.” It is at the opposite pole to
Homan energy. Beware id’ trusting business
to a Liliput Homan. Vet we have seen these
noses pretending to authority, to be lathers of
a family, and to have a wife in subjection to
them. Subjection! why nothing could make
anything on earth submit to th> ni but another
inch in length tacked on to them. The differ
ence is startling when you turn from this period
to the noses of the French Revolution, and the
general expression of the countenance. Pettish
ness distinguish, s the nose, and cruelty the face
of these in- n. One sees distinctly in the French
countenances what history demonstrates, that
these men were leaders by accident, rapidlv
succeeded each other, and were the product or
scum of chaos and anarchy, it was not their
individual will shaping events, and grandly di
recting, that raised them to that eminence, but
a volcanic eruption that tosses out stones in
showers, which quickly drop, yet leaves a cloud
ot ashes and lightest dross floating for a lime,
until blown away miles to seaward, it has
been said that w irds etymologically considered
arc ‘dossil history.’’ and so the noses of an
epoch arc a synopsis of its history.— Eilectic
and Congregational Review.
Cent- is Pacts Abort Water.— The ex
tent to which water tringles with bodies ap
parently the most so id, is very wonderful.
The gliiterii g opal, which beauty wears as an
ornament, is only fi : : t and water. Of every
twelve hundred tors of earth which a land
holder has in his estate, four hundred are wa
ter. The snow cap'- d summits of Snowdom
and Ben Nevis have many million tons of wa
ter in a solidified form. In every plaster ol
i’aris s'at ne which an Palin.i carries through
onr streets for sale, there is one pound ef wa
ter to every four p unds of chalk.
The air we breathe crn’ain* five grains of
water to each cubic foot of its bulk. The po
tatots ar 1 the turnips which are boiled for our
dinner have, in llieir raw staje. tlie one seven
ly.Gve per cent., and the other ninety percent,
of water. If a man weighing ten stone were
squeezed into a hydraulic press, seven and a
half stone of water would run out, and only
two and a half of dry residue remain. A
man P. eh. mvally speaking, forty five pounds
of carl, n and nitrogen, diffused through five
and a half pailsful of water.
In plants we Sod water thus mingling no
less w eaiei fully. A sunflower evaporaus
one and a quarter pints of water a day und a
cabbage ale nt the same quantity. A wheat
plant exhales, in a hundred and seventy two
days, ale ut on - hundred thousand grains of
water. An acre of growing wheat, on this
calculation, draws and passes out about ten
tors of water perdue. The sap of plan’s is
the medium thr ugh which this mass ol fluid
is conveyed, it forms a delicate pump, up
which the watery particles run with the rapid
ity of a swift stream. By the action of the
sap, various properties may be communicated
to the growing plant. Timber in France is.
lor instance, dyed by various colors being mix
ed with water, and poured ever the root of the
tree. Dahlias are aLo colored by a similar
Srvmoik ox the Late General Wads
worth. — Governor Seymour, of New York,
issued the following general order on the re
ception of the intelligence of General Wads
worth's death ;
I announce with painful feelings the loss of
General James S- Wadsworth, in the recent
battles .11 the Rati lar. He nv t death brave
ly. at the head of the f re- s under hi com
mand. A leading and wealthy citizen, be ex
ercised a wide influence by the vigor and en
ergy of his eha r acter. As a public man he
was alwavs decid-al and ris- late in demanding
purity of legislation and an economical and
wise administration of the affairs of our own
State. I. ;g p- ir.inent among us in civil life,
when the war broke out be was prompt and
among the first to join the army. From the
outset an ardent support?* f the war, to him
belongs the merit of freely periling bis own
person in upholding the options which he
advocated. As-igncd at once to a high mili
tary ponton, be has been up to the day ot his
death actively and earnestly devoting himself
te> the perk-nuance of his military duties.
As a mark of respect to bis memory, the
American flag will be displayed at half mast
on the Capitol and upon ad the arsenals of the
Mb. John A’. F'stf.s, late of the Xew
TorkEveuing i\ st. has accepted the editorial
chair of Harper’s Weekly. George W. Cur
tis, who has been temporarily in charge cf the
paper, will continue to conduct his special
department of Harper’s Monthly Magazine,
and will also continue to contribute to the
pages cf the Weekly.
A little drummer boy. named Orion P.
Howe, of the Fifty-fifth Illinois Regiment,
who was wounded at Vicksburg while carry
ing ammunition, has been "adopted by the
Board of Trade of Chicago, and Mr. Lincoln,
recogn zirg his merits and bis bravery, has
given him a vacancy at the Naval School at
N cwport.
Charmed Rings.
It is related that Charlemagne I. ved a err
tula mistress so passionately that ter the en
joyment of her society, he to'a.iy neglected
his imperial datios. While the Court was iu
a state of great oneasiness at the strange ve
hcmecce of so disastrous a passion the lady
was taken ill in the city of Cologne, and
shortly af:er. to the great relief of his states
men. she dud. Now comes the wonderful
part of the relation.) Death did not abate an
iota of Charlemagne's ardent devotion, or
break the spell that bound him to her: the
body bring embalmed, he caused it to be dus
sod and placed on a couch : thin, taking 1 is
seat by the senseless clay, he would iu his in
fatuation appeal to it for c rot rt ai d counsel.
The venerable Bishop of the Cathedral of Co
logne, who cor, idered a living beauty was
preferable to the remains of a departed one.
rebuked his sovereign for his wicked passion,
and revealed to him the important secret that
bis love arose from a •‘charmed ring that lay
under the tongue of his mummy mistress.
Whereupon the Bishop, putting his finger into
the mouth of the embalmed oeile, distinctly
, fell the circlet under the tongue, which he re
moved. When the Emperor saw, as he now
did, disenchanted, the ghastly features that so
long fascinated, the ghastly features that so
long fascinated him, he turned away iu dis
gust. and gave immediate orders for its inter
ment. And now the poor Bishop, who bad
pocketed the ring, found himself sorely annoy
ed by its possession : for the monarch, still
spell bound to the owner of it. became as af
feciionate towards the Bishop as he previously
was to his mistress To be freed from these
vexatious caresses, the persecuted ecclesiastic
took the ring to the environs of Aix. and
threw it into a lake or marsh. A year or two
after, the Emperor happened to be attracted
to the site of the submerged ring, and found
such attraction in the "dismal swamp,” that
here be determined to end his days, and hither
accordingly the Court was transferred. First
a noble palace, next a fine cathedral, and then
a flourishing town, appeared in rapid sneces
sion. and from that time to the present Aix la
Chappelle has ever been a favorite and fash
ionable place of resort, though few are aware
of the reason.
Some historian tells us that King Solomon
was one day hastening to the river Jordan to
bathe, and was accosted on the bank by two
lin-ly ladies, who, entering into conversation,
soon inveigled him into giving up his ring
into their custody, when (not caring that the
monarch should retain his wisdom but the
contrary) one of them threw it sportively into
the stream; and both soon had the salisfac
tion of seeing that the loss of his signet had
rendered Solomon as foolish as themselves.
The glittering jewel, in the meantime, was
swallowed by a large fish, whose intellect was
so little improved by the bait that he allowed
himself, shortly afterward, to be canght and
taken the palace. The cook, on discovering
the ring as he cleaned the fish, brought it to his
royal master, who, replacing it on his finger,
recovered thereon full possession of his wits
and wisdom.
Southern Girls Learning Yankee Habits.
Southern girls are at last adopting \ ankoe
habits. The necessity which compels their
departure from home and its endeared society,
strikes ns as having in it the Providential band.
These young girls, if virtuous —as we doubt not
they are—will become self reliant, like the
Northern women. They will learn lessons in
domestic economy, and, after they become
wedded matrons, teach it to their children.
These children w ill look upon labor as honora
ble, and by this gradual educating ol the
Southern mi:.d, its people will become great
and ingenious in industrial pursuits, and the
accursed institution of slavery, which has been
eating like a cancer into the vitals of the body
politic, will go under and give place to a
brighter and better state of things. The
Richmond Examiner of April 27tb says :
Ore hundred and thirty ladies employed as
note signing clerks in the treasury department
at Richmond, passed through this city tester
day morning, en route for Columbia. S. C.,
where they are hereafter to conduct their pecu
liar branch of business. It has been ascertained
that living is cheaper in Columbia (how much
wo do not know) than it is in Richmond, and
the policy of the government, which is an
economical one, is to remove their field of oper
ations thither. The ladies filled three coaches,
and were conveyed immediately from the depot
In Pocahontas to the Southern depot, where
'hey attracted much attention until the train
left for the South. A good many of them found
frier ds and acquaintances in waiting for them,
who entertained ihem during the several hours
of their stay in front of Jarrct’s Hotel. It is
an unfortunate necessity that compels the re
moval of these ladies so far away from their
homes and friends, and the sympathy of the
public is very naturally extended to them.
Many of them are young, handsome and intelli
gent, but by the force of circumstances are
Compelled to labor for their living, and, as
matters now turn out, not at home, where the
company of family and friends are enjoyed, but
hundreds of miles distant, where everything is
strange, and everybody a stranger.
The "C.csarian Republic. ” — When John
C. Burch wrote bis famous “Cactus Letter,”
he proposed to call the new Government the
"Caesarian Republic.” A traitor named C. R.
Street—now editor of the Marysville Express
—was then conducting the Shasta Herald, iu
which Burch's unfortunate letter appeared.
Street, not understanding the word "Caesarian,”
brought his slender education accomplishments
to bear, an 1 not finding the queer word "Cae
sarian” in Webster, thought there mast be
some mistake. "It should be •Caesarian!”'
quoth S'reet; and so the word was printed.
Most people understood that the "Caesarian
fperation” implied the birth of an infant by
surgical process: Crosar, it is said. wa= born
thus. The idea of creating a new republic by
a process so cruel and hazardous to the old one.
struck the public as peculiarly funny, and
straightway they laughed Burch out of coun
tenance and into obscurity, though the absurd
i'v of his treason was wholly attributable to Li?
blockhead confederate. Street, who still lives to
spell "God” with a little "g,” and "gnat”
without any ••g" at all.— American Flag.
A max named Aron Bedbug, of Montgom
erv c-'untv. Pennsvlvania, intends petitioning
the Legislature to change his name. He says
that his sweetheart, whose came is Olivia, is
unwilling that he should be called A. Bedbug,
herself O. Bedbug, and the little ones Little
It was thought in London that if the Ger
mans push matters to an extremity against
Denmark. England, France, Young Italy.
Garabaldi and the "peoples” will rally around
Denmark. England acting in opposition to the
"German proclivities" of Queen V ictona.
General Sherman has a way of lightening
trains which is equal to that which is the
effect in theory of the condensed ration. The
soldiers move without tents, and every bat one
blanket each. Pack mules are largely em
ployed and they mast find their own forage.
Beef goes along on the hoof. The General
himself goes with bat one blanket, and sleeps
on the ground without a tent. That is the
way to make the army go.
John Bell and the Rebels in a New Spec
It is impossible to deny the rebel leaders a
certain degree of c’tVcrncr? iu the manage
ment of their finances. Not being troubled
wi - h ary conscientious scruples, they have
achieved the temporary success that usual'y
attaches to a disregard of the ordinary rules
of honesty. Bv recklessly ignoring the most
solemn obligations, they have succeeded in ob
taining the means to carry on the war far be
yood the period when it she uid naturally have
died out for want of resources. Like the high
wawmau who has succeeded in di-dging the
police, and flourish.d for awhile in congenial
haunts on the fruits of his ill gotten gains, the
bogus Cocft-derocy still continuesto cab)
the fruits of plund’r and repudiation. Em
boldened by their s-tcecss in wiping out the
twelve but dred million? of currency, which
represented only a portion of the amount of
the people's means that had been wasted in
war, they now turn their attention to their
English friends and sympathisers, and are out
in a new project to tap the plethoric pockets
of John Bull. The plan is to revive the
credit of the old "cotton loan." by forming a
new “Blockade-Running Company,” with n
capital variously reported at from one to five
millions of dollars. The programme is to
build or purchase the fastest blockade runner*,
load them with English munitions of war, for
the account of the rebel Government, run
Ihem into some blockaded port, and return
with a cargo of cotton. It is claimed that,
owing to the want of monitions iu the South,
and the demand for cotton in England, the
profits will be immense on the outward and re
turn cargo. The cotton is to be delivered to
the holders of the Confederate bonds, which
are to be cancealed to their amount when the
cotton, which they represent, is delivered up
The plan, like ail the rebel projects, is plausi
hie on its face, and does not differ in principle
from the practice of our New York mi-r
chants to advance money and bills of credit
on Western produce to be delivered in this
city. But a fatal obstacle interpose? in the
shape ol onr bloekaders. which increase in
number every day. We have no objection
that John Bull should nibble at the tempiing
cotton bait set for him by his Confederate
friends. The English Jeff. Davisiles have an
equal right to be fleeced wi‘h the Southerners,
and we hope they will go largely into the
blockade running business, inasmuch as we
need a few additional fast ships ; and if this
grand "Blockade Running Company” sees fit
to supply us by dispatching them to our
shores, so be it.—.V. V. Sun, April l ld.
The Arch Cofperiieid. Fernando Wood.
A Union letter writer thus sketches this
heartless politician and confirmed traitor:
For sleekness and apparent respectability
of deportment, Fernando Wood is the gem
of the opposition side of the House. Seen fn m
the gallery, he looks like a well lodo Methodist
minister. He is tail and long waisted and
straight, and wears his sleek coat buttoned up
to within a few inches of a very white collar,
which makes him seem taller ai d longer waisted
and straighter still, ami leaves a clerical sparse
ness of a very white bosom. His face, latim
dinally and longitudinally considered, is ample,
bnt has the elieet of length and sleekness. His
hair is long am) black and sleek, and looks a
little wiggish. He walks with an erect, meas
ured, meditative tread ; has a stately, nonchal
ant way of writing when loyal members speak
and a benign way of listening when any of hit
own clan begin to relieve themselves, " Then
is no vice so simple but assumes some trick ol
virtue in its outward parts ” I never had the
misfortune to bear him speak.
The Mas Who Won't Pat the Printer.
May he be shod with lightning and be com
polled to wander over gun powder.
May he have sore eyes, and a chesnut bur
for an eye stone.
May every day of his life be more despotic
than the Dey of Algiers.
May he never be permitted to kiss a band
some lady.
May be be bored to death with boarding
school misses practising their first music les
sons, without the privilege of seeing his tor
May a troop of printer's devils, lean, lank,
and hungry, dog his heels each day, and a
regiment of carts caterwaul under his window
each night.
May his cows give sour milk, and churn
rancid butter, nor never go to Congress.
May bis corns ache like sixty, and the frost
wilt his cabbages.
In short may his daughter marry a oneeyed
editor, and his bnsine.s g) to ruin, and
he go to —the legislature.
Not this Flag. —The Louisville Journal
tells a good story on the gallant young Lieu
tenant Colonel of the Thirty-second Missouri,
who is proof against rebel guns, but falls an
ea?y prey to bright eyes. The Colonel attended
a festival at Hartford, Illinois, recently, and
several ladies who waited on the table wore
Deautifnl aprons, bearing the emblems of onr
flag. 'The Colonel remarked to one of the
wearers; “That’s a pretty apron yon wear.”
"Yes,'’ said the maiden ; "it is my flag.”
"I have fought many a hard battle under
that flag,” rejoined the Colonel.
“Not this flag T’ indignantly exclaimed the
beauty, as she swept away, leaving the gallant
son of Mars dumbfounded.
A careful measurement of the monster
whale on the beach southwest of the Laguna
del Merced, shows his extreme length to be
eighty-three feet, and his breadth across the
flank” twenty feet He is over twice the
length of the "humpback” which was cast
ashore a few miles north of that point some
months since. Those who desire to take a
look at the monster must go soon, as the
carcass is fast becoming too decayed to be a
pleasant object to walk on the leeward side
W hat is contentment? The philosophy of
life, and the princip e ingredient in the cup of
happiness—a commodity that is undervalued
in consequence of the very low price it can be
obtained for.
A gentleman who had the honor of presi
ding at a Sunday school celebration not long
since, being a little inclined to put on airs, in
formed the audience, in a rather ostentations
manner, that they wou'd now have some “vo
cal music on the brass band.”
There is a town in Maine called Random.
A resident of the place being asked where he
lived, said he lived at Random. He was taken
op as a vagrant.
A six fingnred lady pianist has lately ap
peared in Holland.
The tons of sugar plums thrown about Na
pies during the carnival cost ten thousand
Brigham Young is represented as the great
est hog in the country. He has more “spare
ribs' than any other member of the norcine
The universal love—the love every one has
for his own joke.
Army Chaplains.
Wri'lng of armors, did yoa ever make vice
at a field preaching at the fror.t 7 If cot, I
mast give voa a homely little picture I saw
yesterday, which by the calender was Sunday.
Blundering past a rusty camp, the tents stained
and rent. 1 came ap-m a go, up of about as
many as met of old "in an upper chamber."
and not aa officer among them unless u might
be a sergeant. They were staled upon logs,
and the Chap'ain was just leading off in a
hymn, that fioattd up and was lost, like a bird
in a storm, amid the clash of bands and the
rumble of army wagons in the valley below.
The Chaplain wore a list wiih a leather in it.
that he might have been born in. for any
evidence I have lo the contrary; for, during
the entire se:\ ices, praise, prayer and preaching,
the voice came out from beneath the hat with
a feather in it. Perhaps i; would have struck
you as irreverent, but it mnv be that he feared
the mi't rlune of the wolf who talked hoarsely
w ith little Ked Biding Hood, because be had
a cold in his bead. At the heels of the Chap
lain. as he preached, a kettle was bubbling
over a fire, and a soldier boy on his knees
beside it was apparently worshipping the
hardware. But he was no idolater, for all
that, since a closer look discovered him fishing
in it lor something with a fork. Around the
preacher, but just out of sermon range, boys
were smoking, darning, chatting, reading,
having a frolic; the voice of a muleteer came
distinctly up from below, as be damned the
hearts of his six in hand—for no teamster 1
ever heard was so wild as to swear at a mule's
soul; the passing trains of ammunition crushed
the chaplain's sentences in two. and now and
then whistled a truant word away with them ;
but he kept right on, clear, earnest, sensible—
no matter for the hat with a feather in it—and
1 could not help feeling a profound respect for
the preacher and the little group around bis
feet. The result of my observation of chaplains
is already a matter of record in your columns,
but I must say that I have seen little reason lo
vary my opinion, that there is no officer in a
regiment so utterly useless as an inefficient
chaplain, nor so decidedly damaeing as an un
worthy one. Paid a profane Colonel to the
question : "What shall we do with that rebel
we have taken—lie says he is a chaplain?"
‘ Do!” returned the Colonel, "keep him,
him ; we are out of a chaplain.'' Now, the
doctrine of total depravity is a good deal like
the adverbial sink in the old time parsing :
when we found a word and did not know what
to do with it, we called it an adverb, tio
people are apt to credit an evil to total deprav
ity. when perhaps but for them it might not
have existed at all. The chaplain that Colonel
was just "out of ’’ might have been a good man,
but he was a good man out of place. He
lacked—to borrow a word from the artillerists
—“the heavy metal ol character; did not carry
guns enough to inspire respect. —Coneipond
ence Chicago Journal.
Tim I.toN.—ln providing food for his young
the lion has recourse to an expedient well
worth the consideration of scientific men, and
calculated lo puzzle those who disbelieve in
the magnetic power of animals. As the lair
inhabited by the lior.ness and her young is al
ways al a distance from the Arab encamp
ntenls it would be a difficult task for the lior
to carry or even to drag an ox or a horse sc
far. To avoid this labor he brings home t
living animal. Yes. reader, the lion possesset
the power of compelling a bull to leave thi
herd, and forcing him to precede hint, in what
ever direction he pleases, for a whole night
thus driving hint into the most inacccssibh
Ban Arran nmknt. —The Gold Hill NewsaJver
rises those text- for the Tract Society. The othei
day, just under a marriage notice, it published the
following :
At the window of my house 1 looked through mi
casement, and beheld among the simple ones, I dis
cerned among the youths, a young mao void of un
derstanding. And, behold, there met him awo
man with the attire of a harlot.
He goeth after hot straightway, as an ox gocth
to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction ol
the slot kMk-till a dart strike through his liver: as
a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that
it is for bis life. Let not thine heart decline to her
ways; go not astray in her paths. Her house is
the way to Hell, going down to the chambers ol
death.— Prorerbt VII: 7,9,10,22.23, 25,27.
TnE La*t Cla-s Heard is Smith's School
“First class in Oriental Philosophy, stand np
Thihhets, what is life
“Life consists of money, a hor-c.and a fashion
able wife."
"What is poverty?’’
"The reward or merit received by genius from a
discriminating public."
"Whatis religion?"
"Doing unto others as yon please, without allow
ing a return of the compliment."
“What is fame?**
“A six line puffin a newspaper."
Si'tT against John Morrissey —An action has
been commenced in the New York Court of Com
mon Pleas against John Morrissey, by a Mexican
named Pablo de Arista.to recover twenty-three
thousand dollars, which, it is alleged, was lost at
the gaming table. Nine thousand dollars of the
amount are claimed to have '-ecu lost at Saratoga,
last Summer, and the balance at the defendant's
house in this city during the Fall —\. V*. Tribune.
Sixteen substitutes in the 3d N. H. regiment of
mounted infantry have deserted to the enemv with
their hor-e- since the regiment has been stationed
at Florida. Six more attempted the -ante thing,
hut were intercepted, and one of them shot as a
Onions —The army consumes so many
onions that Wethersfield is looking up. Where
as, union seed in that lively Connecticut village,
sold before the tfcir at forty two cents a pound,
■it now commands three dollars.
Mr. Tittle, the astronomer, completely ex
poses the fallacy of the prediction, attributed
to a I’rof. N’ewmanager, that our globe is en
dangered by an impending collision with a
great comet. In the first place Prof. New
manger is unknown in the astronomical world
and secondly there is no comet now known of
which such a career can be predicted.
When tights were fashionable, a fellow re
turned a pair of irowsers to bis tailor because
thev were too small for his legs.
“But von told me to make them a? tight as
vonr skin." said the tailor.
“True." said he. “for I can sit down in my
skin, but I'll be split if 1 can in these breeches.
Does the State Platform of the Democratic
party, recently adopted in Convention at San
Francisco, favor peace, or does it favor war ?
Quincy Union.
Of course it does Why do you ask such
foolish questions. Buckbee? Constitutional
Democrats "pays their money and they takes
their choice." —Sevada Gazelle.
The paper containing many points is—a
paper of pins.
The swell of the ocean is said to be a dandy
NO. 3*2.

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