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VOL. It.
THE UMOH RECORD.
PUBLISHED EVERY
SATURDAY MORNING
JAS. WItfSTAFf, VM. DEMOTT,
Publishers and Proprictors
ntt<r OH Blr*l Street, Between Myers and
Hnntoou SlreH*.
TERMS.
One year per Mall s*>oo
Bix months do 300
Three months d« : - 00
Delivered by Carrier per month .. 50
Single copies 10
ADVERTISEMENTS;
Per square of tea tines or less, first insertion $3 00
Each subsequent insertion 1 50
A libera! discount will be made ic favor of those
who advrrti'*’ by the year.
Business Cards inserted on reasonable term*.
BUSINESS CARDS.
JOHN DICK,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, NOTARY PUBLIC.
Office—Theatre Building, opposite Court House,
OROVILLE.
JAMES GREEN,
COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS FOR
Novnrta Territory
Office—. County Clerk's Office, Court House.
F. M. SMITH,
attorney and counsellor at law,
Office—Up Stairs. Huotoon Street, Oroville.
A. MAURICE, JR.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Will nra.-ti. e in all of tin- Counties of the Seo
on.l .1 udioial District, and In the Supreme Coart.
Office—on Bird street,between linntoon and 'lvors
streets. Orutille. eep.2utf.
E. S. OWEN,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Forbestown. Rutte County, California.
FAULKNER & Co.
Corner Myers and Monloraery Streets, Oroville.
E. LANK. \ {j.COSLY
E. LANE &. Co.
it .» m ■— bcm,
Montgomery Street. OROA ILLL.
▲ G. SILFSOS. \ i TIIOS. CALLOW
A. G. SIMPSON,
Wholesale and ID tail Dealer in BOOKS VND
Sl' A ITON EKV. STAPLE AND FANCY
ARTICLES,
Theatre Block, Huutoon street, Oroville.
E. DUNHAM;
r. S. ASSISTANT ASSESSOR OF RUTTE
COUNTY, CAL.
OFFII K—On Myers Street,
Between Montgomery and Bird Streets,
OROVILLE,
J. M. BURT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
Practices in the courts of the 2d Judicial District
and in the Supreme court.
OFFICE -In Burt's brick building, up stairs,on
Bird street, Or»»ville.
D. C. BURLINGAME,
DENTIST.
OFFICE—In Mathews' Brick Build
mg. on Hunt >ou St., between Mont
• g->mery and Bird Streets,
OKOVII.LK.
W. PRATT, M. D.
I’HVSICIi N AND SUE G EON,
Kuck Crcvk, Huff e Co-, C al.
S. ROSENBAUM,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Office- -Court House. Oroville.
JAS. O’BRIEN, M. D.
I'HYSICIA N AND S U R G EON.
Particular attention paid to Chronic Diseases,
and all others common to this country. Has had
large experience in hospital and family practice,
and confidently hopes for a share of public patron
age.
outre—Within two doors of Clark A Bro.’s
store. Myers street. Oroville.
GEO. C. PERKINS,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
GROCERIES FROVISIOMS AND PRODUCE.
Corner Myers and Montgomery streets. Oroville.
J. BLOCH &. Co.,
Wholesale A Retail Dealers in
GROCERIES. PROVISIONS. AND PRODUCE.
Opposite Wells Fargo A Co's. Office. Mont
gomery Street. OROVILLE.
CHARLES F. LOTT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSEL! >R AT LAW.
and notary public.
Oroville Rrm Cor sty.
Office—Bird st.. between Mversaad Huntoon.
J. hamell,
UNDERTAKER,
BIRD STREET. OROVILLE.
fjl O PRINTERS!
A SUPER ROYAL WASHINGTON PRES?
N.sr’r r.,w fnr a* ibi.ofTi'.
THE WEEKLY UNION HILO HI).
HOT LS, &C.
ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL,
Oroville.
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT
fuIIy inform his friends and the public gene
rally that he has rented the
“ ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL,"
(formerly kept by Frank Johnson.) in Oroville.
and he would he pleased to see his friends, when
ever they will give him a all.
ROBERT O'NEIL. Proprietor.
Oroville. Jane 10th. l*o>3.
UNION HOTEL.
C orner Montgomery iV Myers Street,
C) R O VILLE.
This new brick and elegantly fur
she . H lei stands f lr<t in the State for com
fort and accommodation for the traveling public—
every room being well ventilated and neatly fur
nished.

The Table
Is supplied with every LUXURY OF THE SEAS
ON, and everything w ill be done to insure the
Comfort of the guest of this House. In connec
tion with this House is the
Bar and Billiard Saloon.
New Billard Tables of the Latest Patterns and
Improvements.
The Bar
Will ilwavs be supplied with CHOICE LIQUORS
aud CIGARS. PRICES MODERATE.
The Office of California Stage Company
Is at the UNION HOTEL.
STAGES LEAVE THIS HOUSE DAILY, FOR
All parts of the Country.
1(1 Sill iV MILI.KR. Proprietors.
C apt. R-formerly of International Hotel.
NOTICE.
fMIO MY NUMEROUS OLD AND TRIED
9 friends that have stood by me so long and
faithfully—permit me to inform you, one ami all.
that I nave removed from the International Hotel
to the New Brick Union Hotel.corner Montgom
cry and Myers MretU Or-vilie—hoping that 1 may
not see less of you, but olteuer.
Yours with Respect. R. BIRD.
Oroville, July 12th, ISG4. n 37
BARNUM
RESTAURANT.
Corner Monlgoim ry «V lluutoon Streets,
OROVILLE.
Till UNDERSIGNED. PRO /~\
v !° f
i*iiorU' V informs the Public that
he is pre;»ar« d t ■ fuDli meals at all 1. nr da\ and
night, composed of all the and delica
cies of the season which the market affords
BALLS, PARTIES.
Ami Assemblies of Every Nature,
I wit - -
tions. ia the best style and on the most liberal
terms.
t ted with 1 Restaurant is a BAR
can always be found the best and every description
of Liquors.
Ice Cream.
Having lately fitted up my Restaurant regardless
of expense. I am prepared to receive customers,
and will use my utmost endeavors to please all.
TERMS:
Hoard per Wrek .s.** 00
Slnjjle ’'teals . . ■£.*»
Hoard per AVn k wltli Lodging. O'.>
Lodgings per Nlglii vi-"*
apldtf J. REYNOLD. Proprietor.
WHAT CHEER HOUSE.
OROVILLE,
Montgomery street
Between Myers ami Huntoon Streets.
IlHi: SUBSCRIBER RESPECTFULLY IS
forms his friends and the public, that he fur
nishes at the above house the best board and -J
-ging for C 'following prices:
Board a d lodging per week (U*
Board per week.. $5 00
Single meals j.'>
Beds 25 and oO
A Splendid Bar
Containing the very best of Liquors and cigars
has been added to the establishment.
Call and examine for yourselves. R. OLIVER.
GOLDEN GATE
ESTAURANT,
And Ice Cream Saloon.
Comer of Montgomery and Huntoon Streets.
OROVILLK .
THU UNDERSI G N ED
having repaired and fitted
up the above Restaurant.
will hereafter keep everything usually kept in a
FIKST CLASS RESTAURANT!
board per week t>;.no
SINGLE MEALS ... ...}oCt*.
Open Day and IVis;lit.
ICE-CREAM'nmi-shed Families, Balls Parties,
and assembles of every nature, at reasonable rates.
Hatinc beer, created in the business for tbe past
Sfteen years, re hopes to r:re ceneral satisfaction
to ail. Meals a: all hours, dav and nicht.
-■tie rth rrw-t carpenter.
OROVIEEE, SATURDAY MOUMXC, SEPT. 10, I8«4.
Third Congressional District—The Pro
ceedings Concluded.
In addition to the proceedings we published
last week, of the Third Congressional District
Convention, we give the following: In the
convention, the best of feeling prevailed, not
withstanding the warm contest for congres
sional honors.
The committee on permanent organization
reported—For President, T. M. Amts ; for
Secretaries. C. V. P. Hubbard and Dr.
Wadsworth:
NOMINATION’ OF CONGRESSMAN.
Nominations were called for for a candidate
for Representative in Congress from the Third
Congressional District.
R. C. Gaskill, ot Butte — Mr. President
and Gentlemen of the Convention: It is a
pleasure to me on this occasion to present for
the consideration of this convention the name
of a well known citizen of the Northern Dis
trict of this State. Ills name has been con
nected with the history of this State from its
foundation to the present hour. He has a
State end National reputation; he is an hon
est. patriotic, loyal man. Gentlemen. I pre
sent for your favorable consideration the name
of John Bidwell, of Butte. [Applause ] It
is not necessary for me on this occasion to
speak in terms of high cnlogium of John Bid
well: he is known to you all; and the delega
tion from his county have come here and pre
sented to you the name of that man because
they believe the standard of the Union party
borne in his hands will be borne higher than
in the bands of any other man in this District.
[Applause.] We have no personal animosi
ties or feelings against any other ca 1 didate
presented for your consideration, and the only
considerations which induced us to present the
name of John Bidwell are that we believe him
to be a firm, decided, patriotic Union man.
Wc believe that John Bidwell, far away from
the shores of California, exercising bis high
functions in the councils of the nation, will
represent the sentiments of California truly
and loyally. We believe that though far from
ns. we can trust him. We know him to be an
honest man. We know that every throb of
his heart beats for Union and liberty, [Ap
plause.] We know that when the infernal
despotism of slavery tried to rat-e its iron hand
over the Government of onr country, John
Bidwell stood up in the Charleston convention
and met the slave power defiantly, face to face
(Applause.) When the California delegation
in that Convention misrepresented the loyal
and patriotic sentiment of California, John
Bidwell alone stood true to the Government
and the flag. (Applause ) We pledge to you,
gentlemen of the convention, that if John
Bidwell is elee’ed to the Congress of the Uni
l( 'I States, so tar as his vote and influence is
concerned, it will go in favor of causing the
infernal curse of African slavery to be forever
blotted out from the record of ibis republic.
[Applause.| It is not necessary, perb ps, tor
me to remind you that we have to meet the
party arrayed in open hostility against this
Government face to face. In this conflict thev
have presented themselves before the people
with the name of George B. McClellan as their
standard bearer, and they have presented a
platform which means treason and rebellion
against this Government. That parly we have
got to meet face to face, and with Gen. John
Bidwell on our ticket they will be met with
true and sound Union logic, with patriotic ma
soning and loyal argument. Gentlemen of the
convention, let us all, after this convention
shall have nominated our candidates, be they
who they may. return to our hills and valleys
with a firm, undying determination that this
iniquitous party, this enemy in the rear, this
letl wing of treason, shall be forever wiped
oat upon our shores. (Applause.] Let us
endorse those patriotic sentiments, fully and
freely, that wc have once indors.d in the State
Convention. We accept the issue with all its
consequences. We are fully determined, let
the war cost what it may, let treason raise its
hydra head on South Carolina soil, or on the
prairi. s of Illinois, that from the pine clad hills
of Maine to Alabama's flowery plains, that
flag shall still forever float. (Applause). From
the Granite bills of New Hampshire to Cali
fornia's golden sands, though but one man be
left to rear our banner of freedom aloft, that
man shall still support it that the nations of
the earth may be convinced that we are a peo
ple worthy to be free. (Applause.) The first
gun fired at Fort Sumter shattered the chains
of four millions of bondsmen, and now it is a
contest of freedom against despotism—liberty
against slavery. The ball that commenced
rolling in Charleston harbor has now been roi
ling for four years, and let us pledge ourselves
before Almighty God and onr country that it
shall continue to roll onward and onward until
despotism and slavery shall be rollelback
further and farther, and fail at last into the
abyss of non-existence- [Applause.)
L. M. Foclke. of Siskiyou—l rise for the
purpose of seconding the nomination just made
W bile some of us might have had preferences
'or other candidates, we ail believe that John
Bidwell can unite the entire strength of the
party, and that he can poll more votes than
any other man we can place onjour ticket.
We all know his record, and we have confl
dence in the sterling integrity of his character
and his ability to grapple with the great ques
tiers which may arise af'er the termination of
the war. \\ e know that he will be a true
Representative of the Union people of this
district. It is unnecessary (or me to say more
in eulogy of John Bidwill; 1 move that be be
nominated by acclamation. [Applause.;
J. U. McNabb, of Sonoma, said his delega
tion came here instructed to vole for Thomas
B Shannon. It would be a pleasant duty for
them to do so, but that gentlemans name
having been withdrawn they could not do bet
ter than to give their vote to Mr. Bidwell,and
they were a unit in his support. [Applause.]
The question was pat. and John Bidwell, of
Butte, was unanimously nominated by accla
mation
G. A Gillespie, of Solano .T C. bargee.
Tuba, and R. C. Gaskil! of Butte were ap
pointed as a committee to inform Mr. Bidwell
of bis nomination and introduce tim to tbe
Convention.
The committee performed that duty, and
introduced Mr. Bidwell. amid enthusiastic
cheers.
SPEECH OF JOBS BIDWELL.
Ma. Bidwell said—Mr. President a d gen
tleman of the Convention : I have no ad pate
words in which to return to you tbe thanks
which I feel, bat 1 can assure you that my
earnestness in anything 1 undertake to aco m
plish for tbe Union cause is bounded only by
the extent of my ability. We have a c ..ntry
to serve, and on tbe united actions of the loyal
f these 1 ted States la
momentous result. He who is indifferent to
passing results at this time cannot be wholly
patriotic. We are in the midst of scenes
fraught with greater consequences than have
threatened any other people on the (ace of this
globe. All I can say to you to day is to ex
teed to you again my tight hand and with it
to pledge anew my fealty, and all the feeble
exertions 1 am able to make, to do ad in my
power to help y. u sustain the gh rious fl>g of
our country. [Applause] We cannot all
have our choice in anything, and especially we
cannot all be gratified in our political prefer
ences ; but for every public station a select in
must be made. It is so with regard to the
Chief Magistracy of our nation. Our car.ci
date may not suit every man precisely : no man
is perfect. But where is the man p ’sessing
the honesty, tbe integrity and the experience
of our present Chief Magistrate that c t.ld
have been brought into competition—that
could have been nominated and could have
been elected? Not one? He is the man of
the people—the man of the nation. [Applause]
His triumphal election will be worth more for
the Union than many victorious battles. The
jovous tidings will be reverberated over the
land, and across the seas to every nation on
the earth, declaring to all that this, the great
est and Ireest ol all nations has rtsolved 10 live.
[Cheers.] Gentlemen ol the Convention, the
history of our country is like the history of no
other country. When the ponderous tome
recording the history of this war shall be po
rused, it will bo seen that a portion of our
country, exasperated and deluded by false
teachings and false doctrines, undertook to de
s'roy this great govermcntal fabric—and lor
what? Because a President of the United
States had been elected in the constitutional
manner—and for no other cause. It will also
be read that those people wa re intlained and
their passions aroused by tbe arts of dema
gogues. Having nothing ou which to base
tin ir -dil ..tb y are ts d evt ry vi passi
in the human breast by means of slavery.
That was the basis of the rebel ' m ; and in
order when this war is over to be perfectly
secure, and have a lusting peace—one that
shall endure for centuries—it will be necessary
to entirely eradicate the cause of all this troub
le. [Applause] In this crisis it will not do
to take any middle ground. When the ques
tion of loyalty is under consideration, you must
go to the extreme. You most not desert yonr
country because, forsooth, some clouds obscure
the political horizon. It your country wants
friends, she wants them in the darkest hear cl
her trial. [Applause.] Sunshine patriots arc
not wanted now. Let us, my friends, unite in
this campaign, and every man, shoulder to
shoulder, with a determined purpose to know
no bounds, carry this election to a triumphant
i-sue. [Applause.] 1 know, my friends, that
you have had great labors to perform, and your
patience is already wearied, and as 1 shall hope
to visit you in every county in the District be
fore the election, 1 trust you will excuse brev
ity on my part this time. With heartfelt
gratitude 1 return to each and ail of you my
most sincere thanks. [Applause.]
SPEECH OF W. It. FAKES.
W. H. Parks, of Sutter, was called for and
said —Mr. President and Gentlemen of tbe
Convention : You have listened for the last
two or three days to gentlemen who had the
pleasure of returning to you their sincere
thanks for honors conferred upon them. I
wish to add that to my numerous friends I de
sire to return my sincere thanks for the fidelity
and energy with which they have attempted
to lead me forward. And to those gentleman
who have honestly, sincerely arid manfully op
posed me. 1 have to say that I hoid no malice,
no hatred, no regrets, but all is peace among
ns. [Applause ] The nominee meets my full
approbation. It was a friendly contest,among
t artast Union men, to select a stai dard K art r
in the campaign before us. compared with
which this little strife we have bt.cn engaged
in tbe last few days sinks iut insig
Tbe campaign in which the nominee of this
Convention must be standard bearer is a c -m
paign vast in its importance —one upon the
success of which d-'pends the success of this
nation. Upon tbe success of that campaign it
depends whether the flag that waves t
here to day shall remain tbe emblem of one
grea 4 , undivided nation, or whether it shah be
torn into little rags, to become the despicable
representation of poor and puny dependencies.
[ Applause.] Then. sirs, as one of tbe aspirants
to this honorable position. I pledge you. for
rnvself and for my friends, that we will return
to our counties, and each and every one of ns
will make the camp.aign as vigorously and
with as much energy as we fcave displayed in
the attempt to succeed here. It is a campaign
which interests ns all ; it is one that must de
cide this great s 4 rnggle. h esterday a nomina
tion was made in Chicago for the Presidency
bv a certain partv which, unfortunately, exists
throughout these United tf’a'es—a party the
success of which must confirm the division of
this country and tbe destruction of this Gov
ernment. That is tbe aim of that party. It
is the War Democracy with peace proclivities
that we have got to meet —peace proclivities
in the platform to entice Peace Democrats,
and a war mao at their head to catch
Dsn -crats. Consequently oar campaign is
going 10 b«i bard one. I: will require the
u: strength of this party. and. as I Said be
fore, I only wish to pledge to you tlat mr
friends ar.d mysell w.ll be united with you in
winning the victory in this campaign. Gen-
I thank you for your courtesy in call
ing me before you. [Applause ]
SPEECH OF J. O. GOODWIN,
Jesse 0. Goodwin, of Tuba, was called for
and said —Mr. President and Gentlemen of
Convention : I car, hardly conceive the object
f r which I am called here : I do not believe
1 have been candidate enough to be considered
sore [laughter 1 : Ido not think you require
acy pledge fr. :u me at this time as to anything
, f the - ■:!. You have nominated a persona!
friend of mine, a man whom I told just before
he left Washington that if he would be a can
didate for Congress I would not. Therefore,
your nomination this morning meets my full
approbation. [Applause ] It is not necessa
ry for me to say that I will work in this cam
paign, when for three years I have frequently
ridden twenty five miles and made three or
lour speeches a day before the election. Hav
g d: os that before. I am not going to stop
n w—Richmond is not yet taken. [Applause.]
I think we have a President at the head of
the Administration and a General at the head
■f the army, both of whom arc sufficient for
the war. We have given the enemy fifty bat
ties a mon’h, and if that is not enough we will
give them fifty more. [Cheers] And we
propose to keep doing that until the last trai
lor is strangled, as it is my hope he may be.
t" fore g, ing to his long home. [Applause.]
We have got work to do. We have got to
meet a band of traitors in the rear—a party
that has got a platform not merely with peace
proclivities, but a treason platform. They
mean treu-on only, and we must crush them
out in the rear while our brave armies are
crushing out treason in the front. [Applause ]
We have got to conquer or be conquered. It
is for os as free men who love our country ami
its laws and institutions, above all others in
the world, to say whether or not we w ill be
serfs and slaves to a would-be aristocracy. [Ap
plause.] We are to decide whether we shall
be mis, table serfs or free men, with the stars
and stripes as the emblems of our nationality.
That is the work we have got before us, and I
propose to labor in it with what of strength
and ability 1 may poscss. [Applause.] 1
will do all in my power, will divide what little
properly I have and then re divide it, and if
necessary I will give myself us au offering for
my country. [Applause.] We have to many
men that are governed either by fear or ava
live. One parly is afraid of a few dollars and
cents, another cowardly sneak is afraid of
being drafted. (Applause.) They have uot
got the sentiment of true patriotism in their
breast. We are the last hope of liberty ; this
is the last America; no other continent re
mains to he discovert d where liberty might
lake up her home. Fail here and despotism
reigns again, and man goes to serfdom and
government by petty tyrants. Men among us
say we are not in the rebellion. Why, we
have got a set of traitors among us whose
study is to see how much treason they can
commit and yet escape a view of the bolts and
bars of Alcatraz. (Applause.) They have
no patrioti-m ; they do not care a rush for the
Government or the country. They are sold to
JtiT. Davis, to a man ; and at Chicago I sup
pose the bill of sale of G. IT McClellan was all
made out, and before he was nominated it was
sent down and filed away in the archives at
Richmond, if they have got any left, with the
others that belong there. (Applause.) That
a general! Why, a gentleman who was at
Antietara told me he did not see General Mc-
Clellan there. He was away back out of sight,
and had 19.000 men to guard bis mortal car
cass. while he staid out of the reach of danger:
and when they wanted an advance, he refused
for fear it would break Lis center. I think
we will put him out of danger this time—out
of any danger of being President of the United
State-. (Applause. 1 tell you we have got
work to do. Our enemies are in earnest. They
have secret emissaries going all over the coun
try. and they are organizing by ones and twos
and threes. They are being organized by
men who had their plans in 1800 to promote
the miserable scheme of a Pacific Republic ;
men who pledged themselves —I have the papers
to show for it—that if war was once begun
they would always oppose the reconstruction
of the Prion. Now they arc claiming to be
Union : but either they lied then or they lie
now. and we have the documents to prove it
on them. We have got these men to fight in
this campaign, and with them lying is nothing.
Whv. gentlemen, this war was conceived in
the iniquity and perfidy of their friends—men
who were solemnly sworn to support the Gov
ernment of the United States and were taking
its bounty. They have committed perjury,
theft, r.'bberv. and now they are adding mur
der bv the thousand. Now their followers
among us are crying for peace, and that is just
as big a lie as they ever told. (Applause.)
We have got to fight them at the ballot box
we have got to fight them in the field, and if
necessary we have got to fight them single
handed or in ary other way they please to come.
(Applause.) We have not got an easy job.
Thev are everywhere among ns. and the mean
est of all the traitors are here—these vile Cop
perheads, of at! detestable things in the world
the most detestable- (Applause.) Let ns all
do onr duty, and we will pat them to going on
an incline which will laud them with their
great forefather, the Devil, who first rebelled
and got kicked out of heaven, and there' let
them fight it ont. (Cheers and laughter.)
A verv intemperate man in London, named
Tapworth. recently went to bed tipsy, and in
the night called for water. His daughter
brought him lemonade in a bottle, and left him
He was found dead next day with the bottle,
which be must have tried to swallow, and so
goffi rated himself, sticking out of bis mouth.
MY FIRE AND I.
When skies are dark and ibc winds are cclu.
And >torms their wildest revels hold
Unmindful us of such bitter weather,
We too have cheiev times together,
My fire and I.
The flames !eap up. the embers glow.
And both contrive to chuckle so,
1 often think the merry sound
Is fairy laughter, echoing rvnnd,
Mr fire and me.
This pleasant music seems to say.
“Alack it is a dismal day:
But when the scene without is drear.
More need of jovial prospects here
Beside the fire.”
Then straightway, to my charmed «ight.
Come trooping in with footsteps light.
That household hand of spirits gay
Who keep all evil shapes away
From fire and me.
First Gratitude, in smile* arrayed I
Contentment next—a modest maid—
Then Peace and genial Gladness glide
To their accustomed place beside
My fire and me.
Love lights the scene with smiling eyes;
Faith comes to whisper of the skies;
And Charity, a guest divine.
Maketh her consecrated shrine
Beside my fire.
Then other visioned shapes appear
To make these musing moments dear;
For still the light of other days
Flashes from out the fitful blaze
That now I see.
Oh, sacred memories! cherished still
Through all Life’s changing good and ill.
Ye shine upon my soul to-night
As warm, as tender, and as bright
As doth this fire I
My spirit now is like the day
By rainbows spanned, when storms go by
For Resignation smiles at last
O’er all the shadows of the Past,
And thus I pray—
Oh ! would that on this wild bleak night.
All homes, like mine, were calm and bright;
Would every heart might feel the glow,
The light, the cheer, the warmth we know.
My fire and 1!
A Finny Occl-rrencr.—The Troy Times
tells the following funny story about the loss of
a looking glass:
Day before yesterday, a thrifty citizen of
West Troy, desirous to please his better half,
and properly adorn his ‘palatial’ residence,
purchased a twenty five dollar mirror, ‘which
was cheap and just suited her.’ The purcha
ser concluded to carry the mirror home him
self, and not to trust its transmission thence to
the perils of a porter. With tired muscle
and pouring sweat, he arrived at the St.
Charles Hotel corner. The ferry boat was on
the other side of Jordan,’ and the owner of the
precious mirror was thirsty—therefore the mir
ror was stood up against the hotel sloop, on
the sidewalk, and a small boy bidden to watch
it. while its owner stepped into the St. Charles
bar to get 'something to cool himself with.’ At
this unlucky moment, a large Hilly goat.which
enjoys the freedom of the city, and is familliar
to all the residents in that vicinity for bis fa
mous bucking powers, came leisurely along the
sidewalk. The small boy in charge of the
mirror fled on ibe double quick, in serious ap
prehension of being bucked. The goat kept
on his carreer until he caught sight of another
goat reflected on the polished surface of the
glass. Then stepping back some half dozen
'tops, reared aloft his caudal appendage, gave
three or four preliminary shakes of the head,
and rushed on his shadowy adversary with a
power of buck which, of all the animal king
dom. goats alone possess. The glass was shat
tered in a spray of fragments, and the goat
went through the back of the mirror up to bis
shoulders. Whether the goat was more aston
ished at the utter demolition of his opponent,
or the owner of the mirror at his unexpected
loss, is one of the problems yet unsolved.
Affectation in the Clergy.—Gail Ham
ilton thus satirizes the ‘'doth:’’
Was an orthodox minister ever known to
use the word ’wife’ in the pulpit? From the
manner in which be steers around it, one
would suppose that its utterance was a ban.
Your ‘consort,’ ‘companion,’ ‘the partner of
your joys,’ or ‘sorrows,’ or ‘bosom,’ is recogni
zed; but nobody ever prays for your ‘wife.’
Why is not just as well to say that Mr. A.
will pieacb in the‘afternoon’as in the ‘after
part of the day?* Why not say that the man
whose life you are sketching was‘married’at a
certain age, rather than that he ‘entered into
the marriage relation?' Why in the pulpit
shall we not hear our own tongue in which we
were born? If dignity cannot stand Anglo
Saxon, so much the worse for dignity. Good,
common, honest, racy, idiomatic words and
phrases are not only the strongest, but often
the most eloquent. The cumbrous enphonisms
of a pulpit patois are neither pleasant to the
taste, nor good for food.
Ike Heard From.— Mrs. Partington dis
courses concerning Ike: “Betsy Jane writ to
you about poor Isaac bein’ grafted into our
noble army; it was during the late prevailing
restriction. I’ve been so dreadful uneasy, laws
a mel But Dan’l. at last we’ve heard of him
by a neighbor who is home on a furrow. He
—poor incocenll at ons t took his place, so
neighbor Tibbies says, as First Corpulent, and
soon proved so deficient that he was promoted
to be an Ordinary Surgeon—poor childl But
what the blessed doar knows about taking up
arterials, and computation of lims, and the like
surpasses me. Howsumever, if be can be the
humble implement in the hands of the Lord of
saving the lives of the gal las fellows whose
heads have been disseminated by the berating
open of pontoons and things, why we must
sacrifice him freely, and may the Lord have
mercy on bis solar system.
A married lady lately consulted her lawyer
on the following question—viz: “As I wedded
Mr. S- for his wealth, and that wealth is now
spent, am I a widow, and at liberty to marry
again?”
Teutonic Cutenese
Three ragged. wretched topers stood sh;v.
cring upon a street corner. They had
cot a cect between them, and neither bad
drank anything within aa hour. They
debated the deeply interesting question—how
to obtain the next glass ; after many imprac
ticable snggestiors. one of the party said ;
“1 have an ides ! Well a!! go into the next
shop and drink."
“Drink.” replied his companion*, "that s
ea-ily said, hut who's to pay
“Nobody. Do as I tel! you. Til lake the
responsibility."
Following the speaker's directions, bis two
companions entered an adjoining saloon and
called for whisky skins. Ihe place was kept
by a Dutchman. After ho bad waited on his
customers, and while they were enjoying their
orthodox beverage at the counter, in walked
toper No. 1.
“How are ye?” said he to the Dutchman.
“How ye do?' said the Dutchman,
Teper No. 1 glanced suspiciously at topers
Nos. 2 and 3. and beckoning the proprietor
aside, asked mysteriously :
“Do you know these men ?”
The Dutchman started.
“1 know no more as dat dey call for de whis
ky skins.”
“Don't take no money ol them." whispered
No. 1.
"Sir ? I do not take no money for the
whisky skins ?" asked the astonished landlord
“No : they are informers.”
“Hey I intormers?"
"Yes, they buy liquor pf you so as to inform
on you.”
“Ah 1 I understand,” said the Dutchman.
“Dey not catch me. Tank you, sir. Von
take something ?’’
"1 don’t object,” said toper No. l.and he
took a swig with his companions.
"What's to pay ?” said toper No. 2. potting
his hand into his empty pocket.
“Nothing,” said the Dutchmen “Me no
sell liquor, me keeps it for my friens.”
And having smiled the supposed informers
out of the door, he manifested his gratitude by
generously inviting the supposed anti informer
to take a second glass. Of coarse. No. 1 did
not decline the invitation.
A certain Sunday school teacher was in the
habit of making a collection ir his juvenile
class for missionary objects. He was not a
little surprised, however, one day, to find a
country note among the weight of copper He
was not long in finding it to be of a broken
bank: and on asking the class who pot it Ibero
the donor was pointed out to him by one who
had seen him deposit it. ‘Didn't yon know
that this note was good for nothing?' said the
teacher. "Yes,'' answesed the boy. ‘Then
what did you put it in the box for?’ The boy
coolly replied, T didn't s'posc the little heath
ens would know the difference, and thought it
would be just as good.
A Matter of f’RiNnn.K.—A Copperhead
and a Union man came together at Sonoma
the other day, and his snakeship was found
laid out, face upwards, a lew minutes after
The Union man was questioned as to the row,
and he explained it as follows; "Why, you
see, lie called me a d—d miscegenationator. I
ain't no great on dictionary terms, and don't
know exactly what he meant; bat I don't take
no lip from his kind, no how, so I just busted
him on general principles!"
A shrewd genius in Norfolk, who appreci
ates the high prices of things now-a-days. says
that a shoe dealer in that town bought a stock
of children s shoes lately and commenced mar
king their value upon >kc heel. Every morn
ing be made a new mark, and as the goods
went up the marks went np, antil they finally
covered the whole sole, and then went over
upon the upper leather! Since then, that dea
ler won't buy up anything smaller than "No.
10’s,” so that he can have a sufficient margin
for the advanced prices.
The local column of the Richmond Exami
ner furnishes the following facctons item; For
the first time in our varied experience, we saw,
on Tuesday, a barrel of floor hauled up Gov
ernor street, in a hearse! The public stared
but the driver drove on. When we came to
recollect that flour was five and six hundred
dollars per barrel, and that the struggle for
bread was one of life and death, wc better ap
preciated the connection between the hearse
and the barrel of flour.’
In one of tha late battles in Virginia. Mr
Trafton S. Faislond, of company U. 17tb
Maine regiment, was strack bye rifle bullet,
while in the aet of discharging his own piece.
It struck directly over the left breast, penetra
ted a pocket Testament aj far a? the twentieth
chapter of Aels, and crushed a miniature —
breaking the glass—back of that, scarring the
flesh by the blow.
A lady named Hardman, in Drogheda Ire
land, was buried lately, after having been, ac
cording to her own wish, kept above ground,
for eight days after death. She was a daugh
ter of the lady whose story of premature burial
is well known, and who came l« ii/* when her
butler tried to cut a ring from her Unger after
she had been placed in the family vault—the
same vault in which the recently deceased now
rests.
A vonng lad of fourteen years of age, na
med Hannan, who bad been living in one of
the Catholic Orphan Asylums in New York
since he was three yeyrs old, fell heir, foor or
five weeks ago. it is said, to an estate in Ire
land, worth which some distant re
lation left to his quiet possession.
The Louisville Journal says the Rebels have
in the course of the year, about five days of
“humiliation and prayer' and three hundred
and sixty of btunilialion and curses.
The San Francisco Alla contains an article
beaded “Reminiscence of the Past. Could
reminiscence' refer to the future?
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