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VOL. 11.
jia. »»• rraorr.
Publisher? sa<l Pmprkturs.
"OfSi- an B>r< Slmrt, Brlntrn Slyer* an-1
llnntoon Strtrlu,
'Otk- year per Mail $-» ,M *
Six months do 300
Three - 00
I slivered by Ctmw per month 50
<!<*!*« 10
Pei nature <j{ Vn firr , ser less, first iucdwi $3 00
fcaci sutMeqvent I s*l
A W*€nd discount will Iw made i c fmvoc o( those
ko miwrXr.m fey the year.
Rwsiik---**- Cards inserted «•* reasonable terms.
-Theatre Buildic?, opp«sif< U-rurC Hmw,
Novncift Territory
(OfrVsOffice, Omri VloMwr.
Office Dj> Stairs, lluntooa SSretfL.^rowfej.
WSt prartSre ?a all «M Ike OKa<kp*?f The
»nd .ladioai District, and in the Sreprem; Cnatt.
office—on Bird street.between toot an£ Myers
streets. Oho v ill k. aej».lSKi.
Fmbestown. Kulte OHUrty.CaWVruuu
me. .m y*. «j i«%,
<lona«r Myers and M- aloirvry Street*. Oroville
E. LANE & Co.
.«* .m m ?♦»
Montgomery Street ORO\ ILLh.
Wholesale and Retail Dealet In BOOKS AND
Theatre Kirk, Huntoon street, Oroville.
»>1 nCK-Oli MyrnSlrfil.
B.twff ti .Montgomfry and Bud Shrrts,
Practice- in the courts ot the 2d Jndiei.il Dixtrivt
nnd in the Supreme court.
OFFICE -In Burt's brick building, up stairs,on
Bird street, Oroville.
OFFICE—in Mathews' Bri. k Build
itiff. on Ilunt‘Xin St . Between Mont
gomery and Bird Streets.
Umk Creek, Butte Co., Cal.
Office Court House, Oroville.
Particular attention paid to Chronic Diseases
and all others common to this country. Has h.u
Urge experience in hospital and family practice
and confidently hopes for a share of public patrm
Ollier—Within two doors of Clark A Bro.'s
-tore. Myers street, Oroville.
wholesale and retail dealer in
Corner Myers and Montgomery streets, Oroville.
J. BLOCH &. Co.,
Wholesale A Retail Dealers in
Opposite Wells Fargo A Co's. Office. Mont
gomery Street. OROVILLE.
Oroville. Rittk County
Office Bird >t.. between Mversand Huatoon.
Nearly new, tor sale at tht office
The undersigned would respect
fullj- inform his friends and the public gene
rally that he his rented the
(formerly kept by Frank Johnson,) in Oroville.
and he woulJ be pleased to -*re his filends, when
ever they will rive him a call.
ROBERT O’NEIL. Proprietor.
Oroville, June Iblh, 1563.
Comrr «V Jlym Alltel,
JL ai.*hed Hotel stands first in the State for c*uu
fort and fur the traveling public -
every room being well ventilate* and neatly fur-
The Table
Is s>jY*j,';ird with every LUXURY OF THE SEAS
ON . aad everything willlie done to insure the
Combat of the guest of this House. In connec
tion wit<» this House is the
Bar and Billiard Saloon.
New Billard Tables of the Latest Patterns and
The Bar
Will ilways be supplied with CHOICE LIQUORS
The Office of California Stage Company
Is »t the UNION HOTEL.
AH parts of the Country.
BIRD MI 1.1.K8. Proprietors.
Caft. R. Bn;i>, formerly of International Hotel.
■ friends that have st«*od by me so long and
faithfully -permit me to inform you,one and all.
that I nave removed from the International Hotel
to the New Brick Union Hotel. corner Montgom
ery and Myers Street. Oroville—Hoping that 1 may
not see less of yon, but oftener.
Yours with Respect, R. BIRD.
Oroville, July 12th, 1 4. n 37
Corner Monijjoimiy iV Ilnntoon Streets,
pri* ti*r ot this establi*hmont.
liereby informs the Public that
i* prepared to furnish meals at all hour, day and
:ht. composed ot all the substantiais and delica
s ol the season which the market affords.
Vihl \sscmhllts of Every Nature,
will he supplied with Dinners. Suppers and Colla
tions, in the best style aud on the most liberal
Connected with the Restaurant is a BAR. where
can always be found the l>est and every description
ot Liquors.
Ice Cream.
Having lately fitted up my Restaurant regardle"
of expense. 1 am prepared to receive customer-.,
and n ill use my utmost endeavors to plea.*e ail.
Board |x r Week S » Ort
Single Meal*. 23
Board |»rr NVrek with Lodging f> OO
Lodging* per Night ‘4*
ap!9tf J. REYNOLD.Proprietor.
Montgomery street
Between M vers and Huntoon Streets.
I forms his friends and the public, that he fur
nishes at the above house th? best board and lod
ging for the following prices:
Board and lodging per week $6 00
Board per week. $5 00
Single meals 25
Beds * 25 and 50
A Splendid Bar
Containing the very best of Liquors and cigar*
has f*een added to the establi.*hment.
Call and examine for yourselves. K. OLIVER.
And Ice Cream Saloon.
Corner ot Montgomery aud Hunto™ Streets.
having repaired and fitted
,up the above Restaurant,
will hereafter keep everything usually kept in a
board PER WEEK .... $6,00
Open Day and DJiglit.
TOE CREAM furnished Families. Ball*. Parties,
and assemblies of every nature at reasonable rates.
Having been engaged in the business for the past
fifteen years, he hopes to give genera! satisfaction
to all. Meal* at all hours, dav and night.
June 7th. 1664. LEWIS CARPENTER.
General Order. —As disloyal persons have,
for tbe purpose of creating trouble, circulated
the report persons holding certain politi
cal views would not be permitted to vote at
the coming Presidential election, and as snch
reports are false, and circulated for the express
parpose of creating collision and civil war in
this State, the Commander of the Department
of tbe Pacific has issued the following General
Order, which we publish below, and
call the attention of our readers to the
same. It nails to the counter another Cop
perhead lie.
Head Quarters, Department of the Pacific, I
San Francisco, Cal. July 25, 'ti-i, )
General Orders, No. 3c 1 .
I The arrest of a prominent citizen on the
charge of endeavoring among other disloyal
practices —to excite certain citizens to armed
organization against the government ol tbe
United States, on the pretext that they were
to be prevented, by the United States military
forces, from exercising their right to vote at
the coming Presidential election, is deemed a
suitable occasion to inform all concerned, that
it is made no part of the duty of the United
States Military authorities, and that there is
neither an intention, nor the slightest wish on
their part to interfere in any way whatever, to
influence even, much less to control or restrain
any one in the full and free exercise of his
right to vote for whomsoever he pleases.
11. No armed organization will! be suffered
in the department save those sanctioned by
competent, constituted authority.
By Command ot Major General McDowell
R. C. Drum,
Assistant Adjutant General.
This knocks the wind out of the sails of
the leading Sccesh orators and journals, who
have been daily assorting that their rights as
citizens and voters would be denied to them at
the coming Presidential election. It is only by
deception and lying that the ignorant of their
party arc gulled into the support of tbe South
ern sympathising Democracy, and made to
believe they will be deprived of certain rights,
when, on the contrary, and in the language of
Gen. McDowell, every one will have the “full
ami free exercise of his right to vote fur w hom
soever he pleases.”
Rich Report.— Among the many rich
things got off by the American Flag, on the
■Constitutional Democracy,” the following
will compare favorably. The article b?ars
the marks of intelligence that would well qual
ily a ranting Southern chiv. in the ususul cry
against the authorities for their "destruction of
constitutional rights.” The county physician,
it will be observed is also “sum” on ■‘punctua
tion.” ••fits,,’ and “diabolical spirits." The
latter day Democrat proceeds to enlighten the
citizens of his county, in the following lively
“Hospital Report to Tulare County Super
visors, from May Ist to Aug. 15,15G4. Alonzo
Hanson the whole term of three months. Dis
pepsia [or epilepsy]. Treatment. Antespas
raodic and Antidyspeptic medicine. Patient
improving in his dyspeptic, and i! the Dyspep
sia can be cured his fits will probably cease,
they are much less frequent and less severe
Ilian when he begun at the hospital. Board
Washing and doctrine 90 days at 4 per day in
script equal to Jliffat 50 cents on the dollar or
180 dollars in cash.
James Webb Co Phisician.
John Johnson readmitted with Palsy and
possessed with a devil (or any other man).
Treatment nothing but to regulate his bowels
and bear with bis devilmint til Satan calls for
his own. Board Lodging Washing and Doctor
at 4 per day from June 7 til Aug. 15 57 days
total I Iff dollars. Jas. Webb Co Phisician.”
There you have it. It would do credit to an
"intelligent contraband.” The "scrip” is even
calculated in “constitutional'' currency!
Fob Li kotors. —San. Brannan and General
John Bidwell are tbe choice of a large number
nl the Union journals of the State. Among
them we notice the Marysville Appeal, Neva
vada Gazette, Quincy Union, Placerville
News. Trinity Journal. Oroville Union Rec
ord. Sacramento Union, and we believe the
Shasta Courier and Yreka Journal are favor
able to the -ante, besides several journals in
the lower counties. Sam and the General will
be the successful candidates.— lndependent.
A majority of the newspapers have already
nominated "Sam and the General,' bat they
propose to await the action of their State con
vention, and unite on its choice.
Meeting ok the Faithfcl.— Lintbicum.
formerly of the Marysville Express, was in
town a few days ago, and gathered in tbe faith
ini'Knights,” probably to compare notes.
The meeting was gotten up “quietly,” in a back
office, and composed of only some fourteen or
fifteen. The plans and proceedings are not for
publication. Lintbicum has gone north, count
ing noses, probably, to see if Beriah s 40.000
will bo forthcoming when th bugle calls for
the “buzzard shooters ” Beriah said there
were 40,000 that could hit a buzzard forty
yards at every pop. Guess Lintbicum will find
that Beriah exaggerated. When the call does
come, the assembly will be so small that Be
riah will be sick to bis stomach. —Ked Bluf
The influence of this Knight ha? been to
drive tbe assemblage of Buzzard shooters and
Weller vindicators of ibis town to their secret
hovels to deliberate and concoct treason.
R. H. McDonald & Co.—We would call
tbe attention of the readers of tbe Independent
to the advertisement of this firm, to be found
on oar third page. This is one of the oldest
firm? in the c-late. a'-d the extensive patronage
which it has received is a good guarantee of
their liberal manner of conducting business.
W e would recommend a hearty perusal of this
column by the merchants of this place and tbe
northern counties, as they will find it to their
advantage to pureba* of R. H. McDonald &
Co.— Red Bluff Independent.
On the fourth page of the Union Record.
an advertisement of the same old firm will be
fennd for tbe next twelve months. Thev are
liberal customers to printers, and as a matter
of course, can afford to be more liberal to then
patrons than any other establishment in tbe
State. Druggists and Physicians will agree
with ns. after sending their orders.
The Transcript learns that a portion of tbe
Cosmopolitan copper claim, at Taylorsville, in
Piumas county, has been sold to a Boston
company for forty eight thousand dollar*.
Not in the Gredin isles.
Not where the bright flowers of Hyssiis shine.
E'er moved a breathing form whose beauty's wiles
Conld match with thine.
Not where the golden glow
Of Illay’s deep sky is pure and dear.
Not where the bean tons waves of Leman flow,
Hast thou thy peer.
Not where the sunlight falls
On bright Circassia through the perfumed air.
Nor in old Stambool’s oriental bails.
Dwells one so fair.
No fabled form of old.
Not hers who rose from ont the foaming sea.
Though deemed more fair than aught of earthly
Transcended thee.
In thy dark eyes a spell
Of beauty lingers, but their glance of fire,
When thy proud spirit is aroused, might quell
The lion's ire.
Thou movest floatingly
As the light cloud that to Ih* zephyr yields,
But with a step proud as a queen's might be
O'er conquered fields.
And thou hast that strange gift.
The gift uf genius, high and proud and strong.
At whose behest thoughts, beautiful aud swift,
Around thee throng.
They come to thee from far,
From air and earth and ocean*' soundless deeps,
They rush in glory from each shining star
On Heaven's blue steeps.
They leap from earth's far bound
Forth from the red volcano’s depths they start —
From bow and cloud they float—and gather round
Thy burning heart.
Then at thy high command
They stand all marshaled in thy peerless lay,
As some great warrior marshals his proud hand
In bright array.
Thy hand has power to trace
Words as enduring as you planet’s flame,
Words that forever, mid our changing race.
Will keep thy name.
1 was apprenticed to a decorative painter;
but being of a bold, danger loving turn, 1 ran
away to sea before my time was out.
After some years of knocking about, I got
tired of a maritime life, and having married
and determined to stick to the shore, 1 got
work with a builder, whose peculiar line lay in
erecting tall chimneys. 1 had always a cool
head, and could stand on elevations that made
most men dizzy, and so 1 was a favorite hand
with my master.
We had on one occasion to fasten a lightning
conductor, which had sprung near the top of a
very high chimney, and Mr. Staining chose
myself and one James Colly to do it, ns the
most daring of bis men. And half a dozen of
us went that morning with a band tart contain
ing the necessary ropes, blocks, the kite, and a
box or cradle. Having flown the kite and
dropped its line across the top of the chimney,
we soon drew up a rope, at the end of which
was a block, through which ran the line where
by we were to be drawn tip.
Colly had only been married a fort night,
and as we stopped into the cradle, the men
banleringly asked him if he hadn't a la>t dying
speech for his wife ; and then Mr. Staining
having shaken hands with us and bid us be
coo! and.steady, we wore drawn slowly up. It
was known all over the town that the conduct
or was to be fixed, though as the day was not
named I did not expect we should have many
spectators ; but as we got higher, and the
view opened under our feet. I saw that the
streets were already thronged w ith starer .
Colly was very quiet, and when 1 waved my
cap to the people, he said, snappishly, that
this was no lime for such folly, and that he
thought I might think of belter things than to
amuse those gaping fools, who he dared say,
desired no better thing than to see us meet
with an accident.
I had come up in the best heart, thinking in
deed, nothing about the danger we incurred ;
but as we drew nearer and nearer to the top,
and bad nothing, as it seemed, belonging to
this world near to us but this straining rope, I
began to see the peril of the undertaking.
What Colly thought of it I don't know. He
sat at the bottom of the cradle, nearer looking
out, though I told him be would do better to
keep his eyes about him, so that he might grow
used to the hight.
Good heaven! what was this? Here we
were within a yard of the tcp-projecling cop
ping, and still they were winding away
without slacking lbs speed in the least! 1
guessed in a moment they mistook our hight,
and that with the great purchase of that wind
lass' the rope would be broken when the era
die came to the block. I had sprung up. and
catching the rope, climbed hand over band to
the copping. Colly, too, sprang up aud fol
lowed me. He, too, got safe : and still they
went on winding up, till the rope sung again
with the strain there was upon it.
Then it snapped, and cradle, hauling line,
and main-rope, with its block, fell down. Thus
were two men left in a roost desperate situation.
Poor Colly was completely dazed w ith af
fright aud the moment he got on the copping,
which was only a loot and a half broad, be
cried out :
•■Where can 1 pray I—where can I kneel and
pray ?
And so I said very solemnly—
“ Sit down. Jem ; God will bear if we pray
to him sitting down,”
The color of his (ace was of a transparent
blue ; and it was distorted and twitching, as if
he was in a fit. His eyre were very wild, and
drawn into a squint, anc he couldn't sit steady,
hut swayed bis body backward and forward,
so that I felt certain he must topple over.
“Come. Jem. lad," I said, thinking to take
the fright off him, “it’s bad enough, but it can
be mended. Hitch up a little and put your
arm around the rod—naybe it will steady you."
“Where are you ? and where is the rod V
be asked, in a hollow Toice. though he was
locking straight a', me. and the rod was only a
foot or two to his left. Ry this 1 knew that
he had gone blind w ith fright, and sellpreser
va'.ioa said, don't go near him : but then 1 re
membered his new wedded wife, and that tafc
ing him all through, he was always a decent
fellow i and I thought how I should like him
to have done if I bad been in his case ; so 1
determined to run a bit of risk ia his favor.
Of course, I durst not get on my feet, but
working myself on my bands, 1 got to him. and
putting my arm around his waist, and telling
him as cheerily as I could to keep cool. I got
him with his arm around the rod. It bad.
however, sprung the stapling for five yards
down, and was so loose that it swayed with
him. and I expected any miuute to see him fall
ing head and heels down, and the rod tearing
away with him.
There was a great bustle down below ; peo
ple were bustling round the yard and pushing
to get in, but as yet there was but some score
of men at the foot of the chimney, and by close
looking, I saw them put s; mebodv on a board
and carry him gently away towards the engine
house. One of the men walked after with a
hat in his hand : then I knew that somebody
had been hurt by the falling crable. and that
it must bo poor Mr. Stammg, as none of our
men wore hats. Not a face was turned op to
ns. 1 learned afterwards that our men were
so taken up with sorrow, that so good a man
and so kind a master should be killed, that for
a while they had never thought about us; and
the people outside imagined that we had come
with the cradle; so thus were we left in total
isolation (or full twenty minutes.
Even now 1 tremble when 1 think of that
time. It was horrible to peer down the shaft
black wilh soot and yawning, and scarcely
less so to look outside and see a flight of pig
eons sweeping round at considerable less bight
than we were. Then Colly—thank Cod.
ho was so dazed that he could not see
mel—callt-d my name three times, as 1 sot
fairly cringing in dread that his sight might
clear, and with a grin and chewing with his
mouth, he began working himself towards me.
1 worked away from him as noiselessly us I
c old, with every hair of my head standing on
end. lie followed twice round that honid
coping, making most hideous noises, and then
hi ing once more aside of the rod, he got it in
to his muddled head that I had fallen over, for
he never lost a sense of where he was through
all this trying lime. Then he tried to get on
his feet ; but at the risk of my ow n life. I
could not let the poor fellow rush on certain
death without one more effort: and I cried out
for him to sit down, and be cowered down like
a whipped dog, all trembling. I suppose it
bad been put into his head that I was a dead
man speaking to him.
That morning my wife had gut a letter from
her sister m Canada, and as there were parts
we could not make out, I had put it into my
pocket, intending to get our timekeeper to
read it (or me. It had a scrap of uncovered
paper at the bottom, and by another good
I’rovidence I happened to have a bit of red
lead pencil in my pocket. I wrote on the paper
—“Get us down; Cell’s gone mad.” This 1
shut in my tobacco box, and was fortunate
enough just to drop it at the feet of a couple
of men who were standing by the engine house
Directly all was bustle to rescue us. They
got the kite up again, and I watched it moun
ting slowly; and when the slack twine fell lic
tweeu Colly and myself, 1 took it into my
hand, and could have kissed it. I’oor Colly,
with his teeth chattering, still fancied 1 was a
spirit, and 1 did all that I could to favor that
idea till they got another cradle up tons. Then
having got him in, I scrambled in myself; and
clutching him fast, I shouted for them to lower
—and so we got down, he wrestling and fight
ing me all the way.
He was in the mad house for some months,
and then went to seavengering, for be never
could face any bight again, and I have never
had the same clear head since that adventure.
A Qi kre Story.— An Eastern paper says
that a woman, living in Mercer, C. W.,has
for four years past been afflicted with a singu
lar difficulty in her stomach. Her complaint
has until within a short time past baffled the
skill of physicians. The complaint commenced
about four years since with a tickling and un
easy sensation about the pit ol her stomach.
This same sensation has continued to increase
in severity from that lime. A few months
since it became the incontrovertible opinion of
the most skillful physicians, that the increasing
difficulty has been the growth of asuake in the
stomach. It has grown so large now, that it
distends the stomach so as to produce a bunch
upon the outside as large as a quart bowl.
Upon pressing this bunch with the hand, the
reptile recoils and produces great distress.
When fish or meat is being cooked in the
room, if the snake is not satisfied with food, it
rises up the throat, producing strangulation.
I’hvsicians see no way in which it can be re
moved, without certain death to the woman.
Mrs. Ivirs is about thirty five years of age, aud
is, of course, feeble in health now, but is around
the house.
Is the Union National Convention, at Bal
timore. which renominated Mr. Lincoln on the
first ballot, there is one fact which is worthy of
notice. The Kentucky delegation consisted of
twenty two prominent citizens, owning in the
aggregate, nine hundred slaves. They were
all for immediate emancipation, and all sup
ported the resolution for the utter -extermina
tion of slavery from the soil of the United
A Jew, named Isaac Daniels, aged 109 years
died in New York, on the first nit, He served
in the Revolotionary War, and was at one
time a member of Washington's staff.
Digsitt consists not in possessing honors,
but in deserving them.
The Decay of Vital Power.
“Burleigh." of the B> ton Journal, gives
graphic sketch of will k.vwn men: Men wil
g:\ w old—some hr ag", some by care. somi.
by premature drear brought on by exposure
toil and dissipation. Man can lire fast
financially and physically; io either case bank
ruptcy comes. 1 saw a crowd on the steps o
the Astor recently. They were watching the
attempt of the great pugilist. Tom Hyer. t
ascend into the bouse. His tall form was bon
by disease: Ids once firm step tottered: his grea
strength had departed. With crutches, am
the aid of a strong arm of a friend, he slowly
and with anguish, took one step at a time, a
an infant would go up. It was a gall and bit
terness to him to cast his eyes around on tba
crowd, and see how unlike their greeting was
to the crowd that cheered him on his grea
fight with Sullivan. By a singular coincid.'nc
Morrissy came along. How unlike Hyer
Morrissv is a professed gambler It is bis trad
He has taken rare of himself and ke'eps wilhi
due bounds. He is temperate: for b’.s callini.
demands it. He dresses in elegant taste—tu
jeweled—and would pass for a well to do bank
cr with the upper ten: or as a professor in
college. Morrissey has taken Saratoga ui.de
his special charge, and intends to drive thi
year a larger business than he did the last. H
has taken his head quarters already and wil
an elegant exterior, smart address, cool am
adroit habits, he w il! allure into his embrace
many of our youth, and send the curse in t
many houses in the form of ruined bu' one
manly sons. As Hyer was attempting to g
up the steps, a man sought a more quiet et
trance at one side of the crowd. It was X. 1
Willis. “Time has laid Lis hand visibly o
you, my gay friend," 1 said to myself. H
needed the aid ot a caue to help him tip. Th
lithe and smart step faltered in its upwan
movement. The auburn locks, still curly,wer
grizzled; his face was thin and beard gray, a
one in the sere and yellow leaf of life. Fev
would have recognized in the feeble and slca
der invalid, the nervous, hilarious man ot tweu
ty years ago. Ho cast a sad look upon th
crowd, and the pugilist broken down in mie
die life, aud passed on. The group was no
complete. Passing along the pavement wa
Commodore Vanderbilt. Till recently he ha
been among our most vigorous men. Ag
seemed to have no effect upon him. II is bod.
was iron, his nerves steel. Uld in years, hi
step was elastic. His hair was while as suuv
but his intellect sharp and vigorous. His form
slim as a youth of nineteen, but erect as a Mo
hawk warrior. Some months ago he wa
thrown out of a wagon. Thai fall did th
work of years on his system. He walks am
looks the old man, his step is languid, and lha
touch which none can parry, and all must obe.
is his. Such is life.
New Method.—A scientific German publi
cation states that among other curiosities, Dr
Grusselbake, professor of chemistry at th
University of Upsal, has a little serpent whirl
although rigid and frozen as marble, can, by
the aid of a stimulating aspersion, discoverer
by the doctor, he brought to life in a few min
utes, becoming as lively as the day it wa
captured, now some ten years ago. Dr
Grusselbrako has discovered the means o
benumbing and reviving it at pleasure. If thi
principal could be carried out for men as wel
as for reptiles, death would lose its empire ovc
mankind, and we should preserve life as the
Kgyplians preserved their mummies. The Ur’s
process is nothing more, apparently, that
simply lowering the temperature, just to tba
poiut where the cold produces a complete tor
por, without injuring any of the tissues. lo
this stale the body is neither dead nor alive
it is torpid. The professor has laid his scheme
before the Swedish government, and propose
lhat a condemned criminal shall be haudet
over to him fur the purpose of experiment
The savani proposes, if he can only get hi
man. to benumb him as he benumbs his little
serpent, for one or two years, and then recussi
late him from apparent death by his “aspersion
stimulaute." Verily, the German philosopher
is a wonderful fellow, and the Swedish gov
eminent should let him have a criminal by al
Genius and Mediocrity.— Each of us bos
his or her own nature, and the uses harmoni
ous to that nature's idiosyncrasy. The world
would get on very ill without persons of prac'
tical common sense, and active usefulness. Vet
every one is not therefore to be condemned
who is not of this type, and who is not in the
popular acceptation ‘practically’ useful. The
uses of mediocrity are for every day life ; and
the uses of genius, amidst a thousand mistakes
which mediocrity never commits, arc to sug
gest and perpetuate ideas which raise the stan
dard of the mediocre to a nobler level. There
would be fewer good men of practical sense,
were there no erring dreamers of genius.
Brave Cowboy. —A Xlassachusctts paper
says : “Charles Gates,a minor son of Wm. K,
Gates of Lee, Massachusetts, wished to enlist
three years ago, but his aged parents objected
to it. One morning he was sent to drive the
cows to pasture, on his way to work, taking
his dinner with him. But al night he did not
come back, because he had run away and en
listed in the Tenth regiment. He remained
through the three years without furlough, and
returned with the regiment unharmed by rebel
bullets. He arrived in the old pasture, at
home, one night last week, just at ‘cow time.'
and leisurely drove up the same old cows, a? :f
be hadn't been away lor three years.
A bot aged ten years was sent to school for
the first time. The teacher, to test his infor
mation, asked him. “II ho made you .' The
boy could not answer. The teacher told him
the proper answer, and desired the boy to re
member it. Some hours afterwards, the teach
er repeated the question. The bey rubbed his
head in great agony, and at length answered.
I swow ’ I've forgot the man's name ''
A coRRKsrosDkNT of the PbMdpliit In
quirer writing from (lie battle fieW id Virfiaia
relates the following. Ihe reply cf Gen Han
cock «a< a« severe as the remarks o! Gett'al
Stuart was impadenl and untuned ;
■An interesting »!kI character -'ic anecdote
is related of Gen. Har. vk in connection with
the capture of Geos. Johnson and Stuart
When he heard that they weretoktn he direct
ed that they should be brought to him imtne
diateiy. He extended his hard first to John
son. who was so much nffetled as to shed tea-*,
saying that he would have 'preferred death to
captivity.' Afterward he offered his hand to
8l art, whom he had formerly krowa. savin;.
How are yon Stuart *' The rebel officer a»
s lining an air of qiiitl hauteur, rep ;ed su ien y
1 am Gen. Stuart, ol the foil federate Army,
and under present circumstances I decline to
take your hard.’ To which Gen. Hancock
very promptly replied. And under ary other
circumstances, General, 1 should not have
offered it.' ”
Wit vta Pretta Girl Gas Ibv—Of ail the
ingenious w ays of raising money for the San
tarv Commission, that devised by the people
of the town of Catawissa. Pennsylvania. it
probably the oddist. The male citizens agreed
to decide by vole who was the the prettiest g-rl
in town, and it was declared in favor of M -t
Hattie s. Beifnyder by a m» tity at H 6
voles. Kach vote was accompanied by the
sum of twenty five cents, and the proceeds
were given to the Sanitary Pair as the contri
bution of the favorite beauty. AN hat makes
the matter more interesting is the fact that
Miss Reifsoyder is nursing wounded soldiers
in the Army of the Potomac.
An Irishman in New Jersey was one Sun
day driving a horse with a wagon towards
Hasten, when he was mot by a eKrgyman. who
was going to church, and who look the oppor
tunity to chide the traveller for a breach ol
the Sabbath.
‘•My friend, ’ said he, “this is a bad way you
are in."
•’Och. honey," said the Irishman, • and isn't
it the the turnpike V’
“Yes," replied the minister “lint what I
mean is, that you arc in bad state."
“l!y my sowl,” returned the Irishman, “and
that's true enough, too. your worship. It's a
very bad State, this, and I'll get into Pennsyl
vania as soon as 1 can. Gee np. honey."
“Hu that was born to be hanged will never
be drowned, " may find an exemplification in
the case of Scmmes. the corsair. In addition
to his watery experience in the Gberlajurg
roadstead, it is recorded in the story ol Ihv
sinking of the P. S. brig Somers, that Sommer
narrowly escaped a watery grave on that occa
At a fancy dress ball, in Paris, recently, t
lady was seen in a low necked dress, whilv
floating and waving an abundance of greet
gauze. She was politely asked by a gentlemai
what she personated. “ The sea, mounsieur '
“At low tide, then, madam*-. Tbc lad J
blushed, and the gentleman smiled.
Ax enraged parent bad jerked his provokiii|
son across his knee, and was operating will
great vehemence on the exposed portion ol lb
urchin's person, when the young one dog ini
the parental legs with his venomous leetl
"Blazes, whaler ye bitin’ me for ?” “Wei
dad, who beginned this ere war V
Foiikiux Poet i.ation.— The Irish and tier
man population of the Veiled States are Deal
ly equal. In 1860, the Irish born populatioi
was I,CI 1,304. German. 1,301,136. Tbc tc
tal foreign born population 4,136,175- In
crease in ten years, 2,210,830.
A Yankee has invented a new and choa|
plan for boarding. One of his boarders met
merizes the rest, and then eats a hearty meal
the mesmerized being satisfied from sympathy
Thebe are persons who would iffiow Ihei
liberality to a starving man by sending him
costly toothpick instead of food.
"JoixiNii hands in matrimony”—a castor
originated by pugilists shaking bands befor
the fight.
Prentice thinks President Lincoln a ver
lean man to have the disposal of so many fa
A briefless young barrister says (hat an
lady who possesses 1,000 acres of land present
sufficient ground for attachment.
An "id tatty, seventy eight years ol ape. living *
Srhoyler founty, Illinois pave I ;rth to tw-ns tw
girls re-ently. Mother and dantblers ar- dm
A little daughter of Mr. Maxwell, of Cap
Kfizals:!, M v—a li i-ctu. wa p .’Mined la'e y. It
the wil.lmiv f.il’inp --n her net-k.and nearly *evei
inp her head from her shoulders.
A novel vailed Who Wins; a Homoeopath;
T lit-. ’lie latest anno to tm> !.t 1 .ndou pit
fisher. 4 lot dival novel is a novel idea indeet
We suppose love I-dealt out. in it in al.opatbi
A Lady in Boston has just had extracted froi
end of her right thumb the fragment of a
whu h was accidentally broken off in her hip
twenty eight years ago.
As crcentri- Id man in New Haven relate# wit
pride that his brother?, hi.- -L*ter> ani hi- own ol
e-l sons, were all b rn on February 2!>lh, and coi
scquently have a birthday only once a four year
A Rebel Major. ?;amed Sullivan ha* taken ll
oath of allegiance, al Wheeling. He thinks r*hi
lion don*t pay.
On the 25Ui and -*'th of May last, Governor
mour pardoned bixty-thrte men and seven w me
all of whom were discharged from Sia»mg pn*oi
A Mb.*. Weldon, .-evcaty-six year- old, died
Bergen, recently. »L:ie on her kn*-c.- at p-ayerwi
the family.
Waif lb. under an aberration of wcainer.wac
to know what is the difference between Iced
and Liquor-ice ?
A man rr act CUE* at st. Johnsbun Verraoc
just received an order from the Sanitary Con
minion f r four thousand pairs of :rntcbe.-
F:fills hundred «.ga: ma«-r> •ere thrown oj
of employment in New Y r ~'i ;’y ■'y the t^ba - *
j fax.
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