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VOL.. SI. •
rublis-h*r> and Propri»!ors.
(Iffiir on Bird sirtfl, Mytrj and
liiintoon Str««*ta.
One year per Mail J > <V)
Six month* do 3 oft
Three month* do - 00
Delivered by Carrier per moni h 50
Single copies id
Per square of ten linos or loss, rirst insertion $ > 00
Each subsequent insertion 1 oft
A libera! db*oo«nt wil! be made ia favor of those
who advrrti't* by the year.
Bu-ine" Cards inserted on reasonable terms.
Office--Theatre Building. <»j»i> "itc Court House.
NToViitl.i Territory-
Ofliee— C otinl} t I. : k » Oflite, < onrt Iluase.
attorney and counsellor at law
Office—Up Stairs, Hontoon Street, Oroville.
Will practice in all ot the Counties of li:-' >
011,1 Judicial District, and in the Supreme Court
Olfice— on ilir.i street,between H intooa and Myers
streets. Oroville. sep—itf.
attorney and counsellor at law
Forhestown. Butte County, California.
as « a - r-,
Corner Myers ami Monloir.ery Streets. Oroville.
I > N K. j- { J. CONLY
E. LANE & Co.
■ c ri«. ac •*»,
Montgomery Street OKO\ ILLE.
/ .G• SI LI*SON • \
olesale and Retail Dealer in ROOKS AND
Theatre Block. Hnatoon street, Orot i'.le.
>. assistant assessor of butte
01-'FIC K—On My«*rs Street,
Brhrrrn Monigo .: ry and Bud strn!*,
attorney and counsellor at law,
Pr.i> - ticfs in the courts of tliotM Judicial I'iskrid
in the Supreme court.
OFFICE -In Burt's Brick building, up stairs, on
Bird street. Oroville.
OFFICE l:i M.dhew-’ Brick
iiu. ou Hunt »a St.. Between
_ uiery and Bird Streets.
ouo\ iiai.i:.
Iturk CeeeK . Hull. to. ( ai.
Olfice -Court 11. -e. Orovii’.c.
V H Y S 10 1 A N AND > U R C, E O N
■■ • ■ |a ttent \ 11 1 • -
and all others common to this country. Has hu\
largo experience in h<s*;!ai and tarui’y praetnv
and confidently hope- for a share of public patron
office 'A *i tw i ■■!> > . C’.trk .v Bro. >
.-tore. Myers strett. Oro* ilk .
Corner Mm rs an . M tc, ury cet>. Or,o
J. BLOCH & Co.,
Wholesale* Retail Dealers in
Opposite Weils Panto * Co s. Office. Moat
coiuery Street. OROVILLE.
Okjvillk, Bittk ColstV.
Office—Bird si., between Mvera and Hunt,am.
JIUD SI lEET, OB )\ .1 . E.
▼|A o PHI' T E us:
Near e new. t?r aic ..: in;-
The under>tgned would respect
fully inform his friends and the public gene
ra-'y that has rented the
(formerly kept by Frank Johnson.) in Orov ”;e,
and he would be pleased to see his fiiend'. when
ever thev will give him a ; .ill.
HUBERT O‘NEIL. Proprietor.
Oroville. June 10th. ISG3.
Corner nontgomn> »s; Mym
O II O V I L. I. E .
fort and accommodation fur the traveling public
everv room being well ventilated and neatly fur
The Table
Is ..•]•••,.:>d w:t!i every LUXURY OF THE SEAS
ON, and everything ’ will be done t-> insure the
mlort of guest f this fl tsc. la ■ an< •
tion with lhi> House is trie
Bar and. Billiard Saloon.
New B Lard Tables of the Latest Patterns and
The Bar
Will ilwavs be -upplied with CQQIOB LIQUORS
The Office of California Stage Company
1- ;tl the UNION HOTEL.
All parts of the Country.
miU) IUIM.Ki:, Proprietors.
Cut. IL Biki», former I v of -1 nteruatiunal Hotel.
S Ji iends that have stood by me so Jong and
hut It! ally-- . unit me to inform you. ond and all.
that 1 nave removed from the International Hotel
to the New Brick Union Hotel, corner Montgom
ery and M \ c: - Mi cut. (it •ville—Hoping that I may
T W, but
Yours w ith He- R. BIRD.
Oroville, July Pith, 1*64. n. 17
Corner Alout"oint i y llimtoon S»r«tl* .
»*!’.» t . of tills I'stilT 11 dlllU .11 .
- b; info;ins the Public that
he is prepaia d to furnish meals at all hour, day and
night. rojjrpo-ol all the sub-tantiaU and delica
ides of the season which the market affords.
Ami \»vt*mb!lrs of Evn j \at lire.
will be supplied with Dinners. Suppers and Colla
tions, in the best style and on the most liberal
Connected with the Restaurant is a BAR, where
can always be found the best and every description
«.d I.billots.
Ice Cream.
llavii. fitted •;;> my Restaurant regal di» -
. { expense. 1 ara prepared t» receive customers
and will use my utmost endeavors to please all
T F. R M S
Bom i d |m r W( c!i
Meals it
lio;i r<l )»< ■' \\ n U w ilh 0 o*l
Lodging* pi i \igii( *•"»
Montgomery street
lu twn a Myi i -ami Iluntvii Street-.
C term- i> triends and the public, that be fur
nishes at the al»ove house the best board and lod
ging for the f I'. 'wing prices:
Hoard and lodging per week
Board per week.. $5 bO
Single meals -
Beds -j and •'
A Splendid Bar
Containing the very lu st of Liquors and cigars
Las been added to the establishment.
Call and examine for \ arseives. R. OLIVER.
hs:stau m^vixrT,
Ami Ice ( ream Saloon.

ha\ repaired and
li b tb.e above Restaurant.
will hereafter keep everything usually kept in a
board i'UK WEEK
- X
.. s* •,i HI
.. 50 Cis.
Open Day and Nistlit.
ICE CREAM furnished Families. Baßs Hart t -
Having beer. engaged in the business for the past
...U.CQ ytars. he b pes to give genera s satism u- a
iv» a-- M '-t.s a: day .tad night.
June 7th 15. i. LEWIS CARPENTER.
Railroad Meeting’ in Marysville.
The Appeal of August 2-Uh says ;
The rai’r ad meeting assembled last evening
at the city Hall. After reading the proceed
ings of the last meeting, the Finance Commit
tee rep. rt-d progress. Or. Wilkins of that
Committee, made ao informal and explanatory
report—staling that a little over 812.000 bad
been rai-od. Mart prominent and able citi
zens had not been seen, and very few had
positively refused to subscribe. Van Muller
thought 815.000 would t>e the amount raised
at a ra'io of one per cent, and that it would
be better that citizens make a donation of their
subscription, whatever-the amount, than to
take stock, thus avoiding all liabilities. Bock
ius oiiertd the following resolution, which was
adapted :
A:- That the Finance Committee as
at present organized—r ant -:y: for the First
Ward. Wm smith and \\ . I'. Kids; > c i:J
Ward K T. Wilkins am! J. B. Kmmal: I hi:.l
Ward.il Van Muller and John Hc-seeh; 4'h
Ward. Henry Videan, A. D. Starr and W.
K. Huds m—be empowered to rai>e subscrip
ftons for the purpose of aiding the Vuba Rail
Road Company iu building their road between
Lincoln and Marysville, and that they be fur
ther empow red to dispose of the moneys sub
scrib d in such a manner as in their judgment
will best at d mort speedily subserve the inter
est of the citizens o! Marysville.
Wo would like to sec the citizens of Marys
viile stir the-lailrond matter to an immediate
success. The Iron Horse of Oroviile would
gladly welcome the snorting Boise from the
lower country.
Fihht with Indians. —The Reese River
Revilie of August 201 h 1 the It Mowing in
teresting particulars of an attack on immigralt t
by Indians: James Holland and Edward Hol
land and wile, from Kane county, Illinois, ar
rriie*l in tins city yesterday, and proceeded on
to Reese river, where theft will remain for
some lime. From them we learn that about
fifty miLs this side of Fort T.arimie they had
seiious troubles with the Sioux Indiana After
having eaipp-d one evening, they were af.uk
ed by eight lu.ffahs, who succeeded in -indict
ing a .-ever;; and dai.uru'.iS wound in the thigh*
Clark Salvador, of Elgin, Illinois, and stcalirg
seventeen of the fin.'?'. hot-es that have left the
State this season for this coast, 'two of .which
cost iu Hilt; is. last spring, one th a-nuid dol
lars. Alter o spirited rtsisioLce by the little
band, in which two Indians were kilkd and
the third mfirta - Ist wounded; they beat a hasty
retreat, ahhough there were thirty more Indi
ans in reserve close by. The immigrants were
not molested ary mere by the savages. Salva
line was lei! at a ranch near, by, but they did
not learn bis fate. »
M ass.vchks on ytiß Plains.—The Salt Lake
Vedette elves the fell wing account of an In
dian ma-sacre. on the Plains, east of that city:
It wlli be rcimn.l ered that early in July we
briefly chronicled the fact that emigrants had
been atir.olied by I..liars on IKor Creek, one
hundred ntil,-s west of Foil Larimie. From
one of the emigrants, who fortunately escaped,
and is in this city in destitute circumstances,
we have burntd the following particulars with
the names of the hilled and wounded. The
attack was made on the 12tit of July last by a
band ot frioux and Clieyn.es at Box Elder,
above the month of Dry Cm u. on the North
Platte. The toll 'wing were killed: N. Tavior.
from Ct flee conniy, Kan.-.:.-; Mis. Sharp, from
Woodman oounly, Kansas; Arthur Wright,
Minueajt I Is. Hennepin county, Minhsota :
colored buy Frank. Kansas; Mr. Wakefield,
Woodson county. Kansas.formerly froniMaino;
V. . ; f \ uty, Ka sas,
was wounded iu the thigh. Ills wife and child
were taaen prisoners by the savages, and were
in durance two days. Uu the huh day they
came into deer creek all right. Mrs. Fanny
Kelly and nit so were taken prisoners. The
former is supposed to have escaped, but the
niece (a child) was found murdered ami scalp
ed. Unr informant only escaped by belabor
ing his horse into a gallop and eluding the
A Coon Citizen* — A man in Massachu
setts, who got a little i. avy about the head,
fearing be might be suspected of drinking t ■
y, a; _ . * acr f bysl sin
[lowing el quenl and patriotic language:
Now I ax you, fellers, who’s the best cut
ter —him as supports Government or Lira as
does’nt? Why, him, as does, iu course. 1
support (government fellers—every man as
drinks supports Government—that is if ho
drinks taxed liquors. Every blessed drap of
linker he swa’ uvs is taxed to pay the salaries
of them big officers at Washington, a:..1 sup
port the war. S'p *sc all was to quit drinking
—why the war must si*, p aaj the Government
fall—it c aldot help it uo bow. That's the
worry reason I drinks ; I don't like grog—l
r. or'aily bates it. I fullered ray own inclina
tion. I’d rather drink buttermilk, ginger pop
or soda wafer. But 1 lickers for the good of
my country, to set an example of loyally, and
wirtuoas s-.o i.ial. to the r.u.ng generation.
Ss k; Fiottr.—A remarkable snake fight
to.k pjace «-ce:.:ly in Washington. Marion
county, Ui ~. The fight was between two
snakes, a truck snake and a sp tied rattlesnake
They were first discovered by some children,
who spread the news of the deadly conflict,
and in a short time about fifty persons were
upon the groun d. The snakes f.ught tor full
two hours and a half, when at last the black
snake seiz'd th -attle snake by the back of
the Lcci; ..no no v r let go the hold until the
rattle snak gave up the ghost.
The American Flag says the marauding
Diggers of Butte county arc running opposi
tion to the Copperheads. 1 hey are bonding a
Peace convention.
The Primaries of the Natives were held in
their "camp, odios” with their ground door
pen. and smoke coursing through the ' roof,”
free to all. The latter day saints wind things
up in a Golden Circle when honest tnc3 arc in
Blaa.he sat by her open casement.
Huuia..;.a an air as she spia-ed.
Ever and otl the burden came.
Borne on the summer's wind.
I was an o', den uity she sang.
1 id
Lips now at? med to otbt: song*—
/•To other songs," she said.
R .r.d and round her «; inning wheel ?: w.
Swiftly the I : sr siii en thread
Propped from hex ivory ringers—
• An ead’tss task i ‘ she said.
The snn sw >ned away a the mountains
Painting the valley in red.
la orange and purple the vineyards—
•‘An endless da/ !” F e sa.d.
The moon and .'tar> they glimmered,
As the twilight shadows lied;
She lea:.-* J rom her open oasemeri--
“Gi-d only is light !" she said.
An angel in secret is weaving
A death-shro.id with my-t....’ thread.
U-i ting the half-finished meshes—
*G.u only is Rest I” he said.

Believe that thy lover is dead;
Fur faithless from thee he has wandered"—
•■G d • ;.ly is true I” she said.
Pwas : 1 . is siding
Over Blanche as she lay on her bed;
He whispered.“ Her spinningi* ended
God only i> Life!" he said.
The vases of heliotrope in Miss Dei lord'?
dainty li:tie parlor wore distilling their sweet
est fragrance in the delicious evening braze
that t J the muslin curtains to and fro
tbroiub ti wide opened windows, and the
cherry houghs overshadowing the piazza eaves
were hang wvh sparkling jewel sprays of crim
s-n fruit. July was purpling ail the horizon
wi;h amethyst light; July brooded‘over the
bids with tender warmth; and Clara Dellord,
in her dark rich beauty, seemed like a topic
bloss ,ra ot the brightest month in all the year.
Did Captain Verner notice the changing
dolor in lier olive cheek ; the blaze that glowed
beneath her jetty eyelashes, in strange, seduc
tive brilliance ? Did he observe how artisti
cally she had .; * i herself on the liny foot-stool
close beside Mildred Moore's shadowy white
drop, i ies and pure, colorless features ? Clara
Delford understood contrast and harmony—
Captain Verner did no! ; he only .knew that
the two girls were like and lily, fervid
sunshine, and pale, white starlight 1
“If I could only do Something for those poor
sull&ring soldiers,” she said, breaking the mo
mentary silence, as if in continuation of the
previous conversation. “Would it not be pos
sible for me to devote a portion of my small
means to their comfort?"
Captain Verner smiled ; for the heiress to
speak of her “small means” seemed, even to
him, like an unnecessary bit of ostentation.
“Certainly," he said : “and 1 can assure you
the money could not be spent to better pur
••Will yen object to acting as my treasurer?"
<1 Clara, with pretty, appealing softness in
lic-r eyes.
-Not at all; there are, in my own regiment,
ma.iy eas, s of hardship, even destitution, which
it would give me great pleasure to relieve.
Thank you"—as she opened the tiniest of silk
en purses and placed a bank-note in his hand
with blushing confusion—“l know from expe
rience how much good twenty dollars can do 1'
All this time Mildred Moore bad sat silent
in the shadow ot the cherry boughs ; now she
rose and quietly w ithdrew. Captain A erner’s
eyes followed her "light willawly figure with
involuntary attraction.
-Von mustu t misinterpret poor dear Mil
dred's sib nee," lisped Clara, as the door closed ;
■a 1 course she is interested in your hospital
reminiscences : but 1 don't think she cares
very nueli about the poor soldiers —Mlily's
nature is nut sympathetic, and—”
“And," added the slruigtforward soldier, “her
means arc ve y limited, t~lie gives music Its
sous or s mottling, don t sue ? ’
11, had rls. ... and stood there, tall and hand
seme, ie. tl. g M u July moonlight, (. lara s
beau ideal of a man.
“Good-night. Miss Clara. I must stop i|t
Ifarwi ,i Cr.’.t g • f.-r fiv. minutes to tell them
about their two boys who fell at Fredericks
burg, and I've two or three little errands to
attend to in the town. We soldiers, you know,
are scarcely at our own disposal.
lie held the little jeweled hand in his a mo
ment, perhaps unconscious how closely be
pressed it. and then vanished through the
crimson-sprinkled braccbe? of the cherry-trees.
As ho walked along, whistling softly to him
self, he thought of Clara in her strange, trans
cendant beautv —of her moiling, liquid eyes,
and her month, like Cupid's bow, carved ia
“It was generous ia her to give that money,"
he thought. "Bn! 1 can’t understand—bang
it 1 its no business of mine. I suppose—but
why couldn't Miss Mildred Lave expressed her
sympatbv in words, at least. Ii annoys me a
little—and yet I don't, for the life of me, see
u.. ii it should."
-You sent that set of onyx to my mother ?"
be asked, an hour or so later, as tie entered the
stviisb little jewelry store in the main street of
the town. -Yes? Then it’s all right, and I
may as well settle the bill. '
He tossed a fifty-doilar Treasury Note on
the counter as he spoke.
"1 hardly like to p-art with that money," he
laughed. “The tact is, Ive kept it about me
• > long that it seems aim- si like a lockv penny.
However, there it goes—hand over year re
He dashed the bit of paper into his pocket
book with the quickness that characterized all
his motions, and walked ont again whistling
the low refrain that made a sort of company
for his solitude.
It was nearly midnight, the air dewy and
snltrv, and tl c far? Waiting in the violet con
caw f hfav.;■_, vet Captain Verrer st'.l! sat
in hi? I .ile. rr. ; Hr looking oat upon the sum
raer night, with the faint fragrance of his ci
gar wreat! i; g about hint. tV a? he tbt; kmg
of Clara Delford or—
■ Half past eleven—high time I was asleep.”
sthe Captain, at length, giving bis
cigar a loss if, to the qaiet s’reet below, and
entering the room where a shaded lamp cast a
circle ef subdued light on heaps of disordered
-Elallo—what's this 7" be said, half aloud,
taking up a tiny note that lay lightly on the
top. ■ This is a new arrival in my chaos of
documents, or I'm mistaken.”
The direction -Captain Venter," was in a
strange bandwriting—nor did the contents at
ford any e'ew. Nothing appeared further
than a fifty d filar note wrapped in a bit of pa
per on which’was penciled these words : "Fir
the soldiers I”
■ Clara Delford again 1" was Venter's first
exclamation. "What a splendid creature that
5 -
The next glance, however, discovered new
ground of coi.jecture and perplexity—he held
the note in the fall glare of the lamp, turning
it eagerly from side to side.
-1 thought I couldn't be mistaken," he rant
tend ; "it is the very note 1 paid at Atkin
son's to night—here are my initials 'K. V.' in
the corner. Now. how on earth—”
lie paused, apparently in deep thought.
"Very provoking that I can't find out to
night,” he murmured ; “but FII go to Atkin
son's the first thing in the morning 1”
The early dew was yet weighing down the
I.all-blown roses in the simple town garden,
when Captain Vomer entered the jewelry store
where he had purchased the set of onyx lor his
mother. . w
• What oar, 1 do for you this morning, Cap
tain?" inquired the brisk little jeweler, as he
came forward, rubbing his smooth while hands.
•A great deal. Mr. Atkinson : you can tell
me to whom you paid out this Treasury N otc
last night 1”
lie laid the mysterious "greenback” on the
class counter : Atkinson took it up and scruti
nized it closely, then referred to his books.
“Certainly 1 can,” he said ; "I purchased a
very beautiful pearl ring from a lady yesterday
evening, and paid ber for it with that identical
A pearl ring ! —the simple words seemed to
throw him off the scent again. The jeweler
unlocked his show-case, and took out a small
violet-velvet ca-e, lined with while silk, in
which glimmered a pearl of surpassing beauty,
set in in a plain gold eirclet.
“There it is,” he said. “Ten years ago I
sent to New York for that very ring, ordered
by Dr. Mm re as a birth day gift for his little
daughter, then ju.-t twelve years old.”
“Dr. Moore!" related Verncr.
"Yes. Times are sadly changed now, yet I
did not suppose that Miss Mildred would ever
have been induced to part with that favorite
jewel—the only relic, I may venture to say,
she has ever retained of wealthier days."
Captain Vcrner looked down at the ring
through a strange unwonted mist. How dif
ferent was this silent sacrifice of sweet memo
ries and old associations to Clara Delford's os
tentatious gilt from her overflowing coffers 1
"Silver and gold have 1 none : but such as 1
have give 1 thee.” The words came to him
like a revelation of Mildred Monies nature.
Only nine o’clock, but not ton early for Mil
dred .Moore to be watering her sweet-peas and
cerauiums in the cottage garden. Nay, so
busy was she with a tiny pink blossom which
had broken from its fastening, that she never
beard approaching footsteps until Captain Ver
ner's shadow fell across the Sower border.
Then she started up, with large dilated eyes,
like those of a frightened fawn - and carmine
burning in her usually colorless cheeks.
"Captain Vcrner!”
"Do not be startled, Mi.-s Milfred,” be said,
with gentle, reassuring accents. "I have only
called to thank you for your kiud donation to
the sick soldiers.”
She clasped her hands over her flushed face,
like a child delected iu some fault.
•T beg your pardon ; 1 did not think—l
never intended—”
"Nay,” he interrupted, earnestly. "1 have
learned the history of the ring. Y'our sacri
fice is not unappreciated, and—”
He stopped, for she had burst iuto convul
sive sobs and tears. It was entirely a new
phase of her being. Captain Verner stood
completely conlouuded. Had be known her
all these months and yet remained ignorant of
the passionate depth and emotion of her char
acter ? she was there before him no longer
tne fair, pa?;ioulcSs statue, but a lovely womau,
made lovelier still by tears ; The citadel of
bis heart—undetermined long ago, unconscious
iv to himself—surrendered at thisjast attack
And who could blame him ?
“Don't. Mildred The said, caressingly. "My
dearest girl, if you knew how it grieved me to
see you weep —”
"I’ardon me," she faltered : "I am ashamed
of being so toolish. bat it was all I had to give .
"Mildred.” he whispered, opening the violet
velvet casket, "I have brought back the ring ;
will you accept it again ?”
She looked at him with startled eyes and
glowing cheek, as if some deep meaning lay
hidden in his words.
■Let me place it on your finger, iovc. Wear
it as an engagement ring.” He went on t'‘Oh !
Mildred, I never knew till now how dear you
were to me ?—will you be my cherished, treas
ured wife ?”
What Mildred's answer was is not at all to
the purpose; only Mrs. Grundy thinks it very
strange "that Miss Moore should wear a pearl
engagement ring when diamonds are all the
fashion 1”
Gov. Low baa appointed Sextus Shearer
county Judge of Alpine county.
Early Sheep-Shearißg—Washing.
V' r . : - ck .
to the wash ing without a feeling akin to re
morse. He t, not do it were it not th«t
he believes that the market detrend? wee;
washed on the ba.-k. Though it i? true that
washed wo,ls sell more reader. y<.t it times
like these, where any and all wool? are qa,. k
ly taken up, an opportunity for reform is of
fered which ought not to be overlooked. Sheep
which are to be washed, ought cot to he shear
ed before settled warm weather. la re try
seas s this a ■ I . m t . tl last
Jane. They arc then to much less danger of
taking cold and receiving permanent irjary.
They ought to be wasted o: ly la water which
is so warm that the washers do :t -t J it un
comfortable to stand to it with the sheep.
The shock to the Sock, of the immersion in
cold water, and being subsequently exp -ei
to raw winds—followed by being reduced to a
slate of absolute nakedness, is sufficient to
account for “snuffles.' and prevalent lung diffi
culties. The rule in regard to washing is to
wash as little as possible, bat even this in
volves the necessity of thoroughly wetting the
entire fleece. It is a great object to have the
sheep sheared as early as they can be. and
fully a month may be gained if they are shorn
without wa-hing. The fleece starts better,
the sheep seem actually benefitted, w eakly ones
often brighten up and do well, and all are in
much better condition to bear the autumnal
storms which often come before the flock? ure
sufficiently clad to bear the change well. Con
tagion? diseases are not unfreqnently comma
nieated by farmers using the same washing
pens with their neighbors, which may be una
If the sheep be shorn unwashed, particular
care should be taken to have them all wed
tasrged. and all dirt removed which is not too
thoroughly incorporated with the fleece. The
discount of one third in price for unwashed
wool is not fair, yet the farmer may well sub
mit to it for the advantage his flock gains, if it
be a valuable one, knowing that like other
abuses it will be corrected by time. inbeep
should be shorn on smooth, clean floors, by
careful, humane, quick, experienced men. The
cleanliness of the floor, the removal of dung
and straw brought in upon the feet, are impor
tant.—American Agncuitunst.
How Tom Lost Mis Sheep.—An old farmer
in Tennessee sent his sou Tom to Memphis
with a flock of sheep to sell. Tom sold the
sheep and got the money, but falling in com
pany with • sports” who had the presence of
mind to hold better hands than be did, he was
“cleaned out.” Tom went home, but avoided
the old man. ITe told his mother, however, of
what had befallen him, and she took the news
as gently as she could to the master of the
manor and the sheep pasture. The old man
raved, ai.,l Tom very judiciously continued to
keep out of the way.
Oue day the farmer had a friend to dinner,
and some spiritous potations being introduced,
they became quite merry. This was Tom’s
opportunity, lie rushed into the room hold
ing four “kings” in his hand, and exclaimed :
“Father would yon bet on such a band as
that ?”
“Del ? Guess I would. I'd bet every cent
I had.”
“Well," said Tom, with a sigh, “that's
what became of the sheep. The other feller
had four aces!”
The old man was speechless.
In the mountains of Tyrol it is the custom
of the women anil children to come out when
it is bed time and sing their national songs
until the husbands, fathers and brothers an
swer them from the hills on their return home.
Uu the shores of the Adriatic such a custom
prevails, about sunset, singing a melody. After
singing a stanza, they listen for an answering
melody from ofl the water, and continue losing
and listen till the well known voice comes
borne on the waters, telling the loved ones are
almost home. How sweet to the weary fiaher
man. as the shadows gather round him, mast
be the sous of the loved ones at homeland how
they must strengthen and tighten the links
that hind together those humble dwellers by
the sea. Truly it is among the lowly in this
life that we And some of the most beautiful
customs in pradiee.
Among the happiest and proudest p
sions of a man is his, character. Like most
treasures that are attained less by circum-tac
ces than ourselves, character is a mure felici
tous reputation than glory. The wise man.
therefore, flespist-s r.ol the opinion of the world
—be estimates it at its full value; he does not
rush, from vanity alone, against the received
opinions of others; he does not hazzard his
costly jewel with unworthy combaltants, and
for a petty stake. What is the essence of life
and character? Principle, integrity, indepen
dence, or as one ancient writer has it, “the in
bred loyally unto virtue which can serve her
without a lively." These are qualities which
bang not upon a man's breath. They must be
termed within ourselves—indissoluble and in
destructible as the soul.
A few days since a woman entered a gro
cery store in this city, and called for a pound
of ceff-e. which, when put np, she threw into
an earthern jar which she carried in her apron.
Upon looking for her money. she could not
find it, and apologizingly stated that she bad
left her pocket book at home. .She would
leave the jar containing the coffee for a few
minutes, however, and return with the money
and pay the bill. After waiting a reasonable
length of time, the proprietor looked into the
Jar, when, to bis astonishment, he discovered
that it had no bottom 1 The coffee had of
course fallen into he: apron and been carried
awav. It is needless to stale that she did not
return and redeem the jar.— Newark Advertiser.
“The Soar of the familee' iz, alas 1 quite
often a little injun.
Scraps of Science
One of the m ■: wonderful aehievemer'* . f
astrot mtrs is tbe weighing of 11 e bud:. • rn
- - - - - :■ •••* '
#aa « X’ siau-* greater than that •
earth and moon, and 700 times greakr that'
i: , united masses of . tie pla; ,
A flash of fighTing " the .-arth we-nld
visible oa the meat ha a - • u 1 a qua >-
sub eight minutes; Jupiter, who;
further from us. in 25 minute-: or, l*r»:>u-.
\ ■ -
quarter; on the star Ve.-s of the 4-t m._-
tune, in tour the -aid y ,v., jet »:01. stars
are vis ; We thro- gh the -e! - ■
La Place, tbe great Frenih astronomer <ay«
I bare ..sccrtul: ! that between the h aren’t
bodies a'! attract sar transn » .
velocity which, if it be ivt irtir.t,. tur;«»■*-. -
II s annotate; estimate* yhat r;-e i us b. eg
eight millions ct tune? greater than tout of
The circum.eru.e-, of the earth - 2.' .HI
miles. A train tra' . g incessant y i ;uhl
and day. a’ the ra’e of two: ty five it <„* p, r
hour, would require six weeks to go r, and :t.
A tunnel through t. .arth, : t;i 1,..- . i t.»
New Zealand,
miles long.
The barking of o -g? i- an a. ,-. : '<d 1. t. ,1.
tary instinct, supposed to have oi iglrated ~i
an attempt to imitate the human v tee. \V,:.|
dogs, and domes) Is *1 1 I
wild, never bark, but only 1 « (V« wbi.-h
so disturb the inhabitai ts of civ: 1 -I’ceunlrw*
by their midnight "catcrwan!'' are. it their
- , • H i America
Tbe dark rti es of men have l«,-s nervous
sensibility than the whiter. They are not
subject to nervous disease: they -lisp -.in: ,1
when sick: nor does any mu.ln di.-turuo
keep them awake. Ti iy bear -ure ai .iprt
tions much belter than tne whit, people
A certain species
to at In nI he size 01 a guard iu o; e I ..cl ' a I
it is calculated that the eu.alis 1 1 w,.u.. «
composed must amount to I- rly seven tl.o-.is
ard millions. I it grows in tw V,- h ■■ .
this would give (our thousand million* per
hour, or more than -tx millions per minute
Two ladies were traveling Item St 1.0n.s to
Cincinnalti. one olwl in was askt.l 5 at.
low traveler, wish whom a e. iiversaiion had
been opened, if she was marn d. "I was mar
ned," sighed the blooming dame, "hat alas. I
know not whether my husband l»e de».| . -
alive. 1 heard that he waskili. tin I’ittsbnrg
a few weeks ago. anil 1 am now going there to
ascertain whether tne report l> true or he-e.
-Well. I’ve got a dead thing on my hnsha; -I."
remarked the other lady, "for 1 saw him hur
ried six weeks ago.” •
Thebe are about 50,000 Jews in England,
and there are five or six Jews in Tarl am. -nt.
who represent Koglish constituencies. Th- ••
are about 2 OOtMMIO Catholic' in ho gland and
only one in I’atliamcnt. who ri jn-mils an
English coostiluency. This curious fact is
generally attributed to the inlelligenco and
wealth of the Jew -, and the circumstances that
they do not acknowledge a foreign potentate
So says the San l-'rat ei-i ■ Hebrew.
A Non a Axswkb. At a
one of the Southern Slate- a --nar! act .o
colored boy was put up lor sale. A kind ma ■
ter. who pitied bis cot lition, not wi»hi
to have a cruel owner, went up to him and
said; If I buy yon. will y n lie honest
The boy, with a look that battled di - rip* n,
replied: "1 will be h'le-t, wh Tier \ i b-ijr
me or uol.” Was out this a u -bn r. ply ?
An old man has recently died in \ eona.
who for many years had put ou a w pa.r of
stockings every day.s-'Ve-ral "Id women, wie m
he had paid liberally, being e i.-t.n.tlv i _>»
ged in knitting th -m ’ r h.m His wife I- Ire
her marriage having been a poor knitting rrl.
and his practice «e in li -n->r of In r mm- -v
He left nearly five thou-and pair- I st -ekii
behind him.
A max fell a- -ji a! chit- a - r
two ago, and W'dte op j i-t as 11,. m < r b .-an
to read in a loud vice tbe I> -■ a ol ' ■ ; ’ .r«
which begins, ‘ rfur.-ly there t u vein for the
silver, and a place for gold where they fii !j 1 ’
Jumping to Li- feat in great i . iu ■» ot, tbU
sleeper stretched his arm and sin-ok In- x
to the astonished minister, ■
take ..00 shares . ’
It rru Kxtiii ?i*.-a. —At a revival n>
in Wisconsin an impulsive Dutchman was
present. In progre of the meeting Duichy «
feelings became overpowering. and -sing: g
hi: hat, he exclaim d :
“Hurrah for She*u Ibe i- der ft 11. r
Ihe eff. cl was u.;i .eel, tb- - - 11 , i
tenances giving place to merry t-
A Liverpool magistrate lalt-iy, giving an
opinion about some ma’nmcial o.:T illy ~ I
—-Tt is always a bad arrangement for mam I
people, whether b:ch i r rich r !■»
have a wife’s sister, or brotlw-r. or o* r r i
lives, living in the -nice hoo-e with tl. in
A young man in liowti.n. lie.ai ; »», ar
ry.ng ag in ret ol v ...
about him, set hli tool on tn. -a:. :
man was shot dead.
A lady correspondent of tne New V rk
Times suggests that patre.’ie ».i
unite to furut-h a regiment c( oitie tubatita’.f
tor three year» or the war.
An officer writes: in the WihV-rnerw a oa.l
passed under my n J‘- taler »» . e
but retrcshiug, lot it made the -od ■ .n
Tnt I-ondon Court Journal mak th im
portant announcement that "Karl ftucwll bv
taken to white -umin- ■tr »■- • »■ 1 •■••• ’■ •
with a rose in hi? bi” bole."
To him who l*;ar» m hi- eyes t;,< -art.
and the heavens tremr-.-.
\o. 11.

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