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m UNION RECORD. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING JAS, WAGSTAFP, VM. DEMOTT, Publisher? and Proprietors. Offlc« on Bird Street, Between Myers and Han toon Streets. TERMS. One year per Mall $5 00 months do 300 ] Three months do 3 00 j Delivered by Carrier per month 50 Single copies 10 ADVERTISEMENTS: Per square of ten lines or less, first insertion.|3 00 Each subsequent insertion I 50 A liberal discount will be made ic favor of those who advertise by the year. Business Cards inserted on reasonable terms. BUSINESS CARDS. J. M. BURT, Attornr>* ami Counsellor at Law, & Notary Public. Practices in the Courts of the Second Judicial District, and in the Supreme Couit. Office—On Bird street, in Burl's brick building, op stairs, Oroville. 1... C. GRANGER, Atlornry ami Counsellor at Law, Will pra dice in the Federal and State Courts of California. Office—Over W. M. Elliott s Liquor Store, 2!untoon street, Oroville, California. Dll. J. B. CHAV, Office, EXPRESS BUILDING, SECOND STREET, Opposite Western House. Marysville. MU J. M. VAICB, Phyll c I a ii an *1 Surgeon, Oroville. May be consulted at all hours—from 10 o'clock A. M * to 4 P. M., at the Drug Store of Colton A Darrach on Montgomery street. At other times, on Bird street, at his residence. s. ROBBWBAUM, Attorney' ami Connsfllor at Law, District Attorney, and Notary Public. Office—Court House, Oroville. DR. F. s. 89TOBR, Wynmlnlte, Butte County, California. Having permanently located in Wyandotte, may lx* found at his office at all hours when not absent on professional business. JOHN DICK, Justice of the Peace, ami Notary Public. Office Theatre Building, opposite Court House, Oroville. • JKO. W. PRISTY, Vnltefl States Collector for Butte County. Office on Myers Street. l»etween Montgomery and Bird Street. Oroville. A. MAUKHICK, Jr., Attorney ami Counsellor at T.aw, will Pr;u tiee in all of the Counties of the Second Ju* dieial District. and in the Supreme Court. Oftiee—On Myers street. A. O. SIMPSON, \ I THUS. CALLOW. A. c;. SIMPSON, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Books and Station ery. Staple, ami Fa: y Articles, Montgomny Street, Oroville. D. C. BIRLINOAMK, Dentist. Office—Over Cheap John's Cloth- X ing Store, Montgomery street, Oroville. J. KLOCII iV Co., AVltulr»alr ami Befall Dealers In Groceries, Provisions aM> Produce, Opposite Wells. Fargo A Co's. Office, Montgomery street. Oroville. GEO. C. PERKINS, NVholesalele Retail Dealer In Groceries. Provisions and Produce, Corner Myers and Montgomery streets, Oroville. K. DIM JAM, I lilted States Assistant Assessor of Butte County. California. Office—On Myers street, Oroville. \V. PR ATT, M. D. Physician nml Surgeon, Rock. Creek, Butte County. California. lAIEB GRSSR, Commissionv'u of Deeps for Nevada Territory. Office—With County Clerk. E. S. OWEN, Attorney \ Counsellor at Law. Fobestown. Butte County, California. FALLEN Ell *V Co., Bankers, Corner Myers and Montgomery streets, Oroville. AVM. F.DMINDS. County Surveyor! Office—ln the Court House. ItENBV VOI NC, Surveyor. Oroville. Wm. Faulkner & Son, Importers of CARDS AND CARD STOCK, ALL COLORS. PRINTING INK, All Colors. Bronzes, Varnish, Printing Presses, Type and PRINTI X G M ATKRIALB Of Every Description. OT.D TYPE METAL—Machinists may a t aT. times be supplied with old Type Metal, by calling at 411 C.av street,San Francisco, n 42 Wm. FAULKNER X SON. Sacramento Seminary! FOR YOUJVG LADIES! TENTH STREET, BETWEEN F AND G. Sxurramrnto. The next session will commence July 31st. and close December 22 d. For Circulars, address n3S-tf MR,or MRS. HERMON PERRY. MAZER’S HOTEL For Sale- THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE MATER'S Hotel, situated on Myers street, between Rob inson and Bird, is offered tor sale at a great bar gain. Terms made known bv application to PETER SCfcUCHMACHER. March 3d. I £O6. Myers street, Oroville. THE WEEKLY UNION RECORD. SALOONS. KELLY’S SALOON! HUXTOOX STREET, OROVILLE (Successor to PlatDlp Farreily.) The subscriber takes this method of informing old customers and the public gen erally, that he has purchased, and is now sole pro prietor of the well-known “Farrelly Saloon.*' situ ated on Huntoon street, Oroville, and that the same will be conducted as a FIRST CLASS SALOON, where the public are assured that the BAR will always be furnished with the FINEST BRANDS of Wines, Brandies, Liquors, English Ales, Porter, Cigars, And in short, every article usually kept in a No. 1 Saloon. A FINE LUNCH is spread daily at 10 o'clock. No expense or trouble will be spared to make “KELLY’S SALOON,*’ a place of resort worthy the patronage of the citizens of Oroville and Butte County. A liberal share of patronage is respect fully solicited. GEORGE KELLEY, Proprietor. Oroville, October 7th. ISGS. 43 BANK EXCHANGE Comer and Myers Streets, OROVILLE. fBMIE ATTENTION OP THE PUBLIC IS RE- S spectfully called to the above First Class Saloon, where the First Quality of Liquors Of ai l Kinds ARE KEPT CONSTANTLY' Also, the best article of LAGER BEER! This Cellar Saloon is the most pleasant retreat in hot Summer days, and has the most extensive accommodations. In connection with it is A Splendid Shoot ins Gallery, For Sportsmen. The public have the thanks of the proprietors tor a liberal patronage, and solicit a continuance of the same. TF.BO HEINS, August 10,1565. WM. SCHNEIDER. CITY BREWERY! And Brewery Saloon, Myers Sticet, Oroville. f|xHE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY I\- u forms the public and his old friends, that he is now manufacturing, and keeps constantly on hand, a large and superior quality of LAGER BEER! FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Ten Gallons, S-"* Five Gallons, £ -»0 All Orders Will be promptly attended to. that are left at the Bank Exchange Saloon, on Montgomery street, or at the CITY BREWERY, Myers Street. A liberal share of the public patronage is re spectfully solicited. Wm. SCHNEIDER. November l<th, ISGS. Fresh Supply of Liquors AT TPK PLAZA SALOON! X. ZAMBELICH, Proprietor. Opposite the Court House. On the Corner of Bird and Iluntoon Sts. rj**HE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY IX- I f Tins his old friends and the public generally, that he has just received a large and fresh supply of Liquors, Wines, etc., of a SUPERIOR QUALITY. His numerous customers are assured that he keeps but one quality of liquors, and that is of the best quality. All are treated alike. Liquors all warranted, pure, of the best quality. Everything > kept as in the most fashionable saloon. Winter Drinks A No. 1. N. B.—Orders physicians attended to with the greatest promptness.’ Thankful tor the liberal patronage extended to him in the past, he solicits a contTr.aance of the same. N. ZAMBELiCH. Oroville, May 27th. l>bo. VINEYARD FOR SALE OR REXT. ONE AND A HALF MILES FROM ORO ville. 4.300 bearing vines, 24 varieties. the most valuable lor wine, raisins and market. Three hundred fro it trees, pears, plums, peaches, apri cots and quinces. Four hundred young quinces and MX) rooted tines in nursery lo set out. A fine opportunity tor irrigating and an abundance of wood with* I*2o acres of land. The above ranch and vineyard will be sold cheap for cash. Enquire at OroTtUe of Geo. C. Perkin* and Judge w. 6. Saflbrd. 4w-5I OROVILLE, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH IT, 1866. HOTELS. UNION HOTEL. Corner Montgomery and Myers Street, OROVI L L E . This new brick and elegantly fur nished Hotel stands first 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 will be done to insure the Com tort 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 always be supplied with CHOICE LIQUORS and CIGARS. PBICES MODERATE. The Office of California Stage Company Is at the UNION HOTEL. STAGES LEAVE THIS HOUSE DAILY, FOR All parts of the Country. Wm. L. HOPKINS, Proprietor. Oroville, October 14,1^65. ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL, OUOVILLE. TAKE PROPRIETORS OF THIS FAVORITE Hotel would most respectfully inform the trav eling public and permanent Boarders that the ST. NICHOLAS, is now being thoroughly REPAIRED ENLARGED AND IMPROVED IN ALL ITS DEPARTMENTS, and they are now prepared to offer superior inducements to their patrons and the public in general- Bu si ness men and travelers will find the ST. NICHOLAS second to no Hotel in the State, whether as regards LUXURV, COMFORT oil ECONOMY. The ST. NICHOLAS will always be kept as a First Class Hotel. The Table Will at all times be served up with the greatest variety of eatables—the best the market affords— and in a style to suit the most fastidious taste. A Splendid Bar. Is connected with the House, where will he found the very best of Liquors and Cigars. Also, Two fine Billiard Tables A fine Reading Room is also attached to this House, constantly supplied with the latest dailies and periodicals. The proprietors, by strict attention to the com fort of their guests, hope to give satisfaction to all who may favor them with their patronage. H. B. HUNT. Oroville, Sept. Oth, 1865. P. R. MOORE. LONGVILLE HOTEL! A. J. AA’OOD, Proprietor, fMATTIS LARGE AND COMMODIOUS HOTEL M is situated in Humbug Valley. Plumas county, in a beautiful and healthy location. The rooms are large and airy and well furnished. The table is at all times turnished with the best the market affords; the stabling is of the best. It is a‘ home tor the traveller." For the invalid a fine soda spring, celebrated for its healing qualities, is ad joining the Hotel. A liberal share of patronage is solicited. A. J. WOOD. Proprietor. YOUNG & ANDERSON, jmT WATCHMAKERS, Jewlers, Opticians & Engravers, Montgomery Street, Oroville. 4LLWORK IN OUR LINE ATTENDED TO prompth'. and at low rates. San Francisco LAGER BEER! Manufactured at Philadelphia Bretrery ’ The undersigned keeps constant ly on hand a large supply ot the best quality of San Francisco Lager, which he will sell as fol lows: Ten gallon keg for six dollars. Five gallon keg for three dollars. All orders will be filled promptly by calling at his Saloon, on Montgomery street, under Colton A Darrach's Drag Store. Oroville. H. HONS. May 13th. I>»>3. n2e-lf Flower Roots for Sale! A CHOICE SELECTION OF Sweet Williams, Primrose. Pansies, Penstemon, Corn-bottle. Coreopsis. Alyssam, Petunia, V*rbascum And other flower roots, will be sold cbeap. Greenbacks taken at par. For sale by C. E. CAMPBELL. Florist. Thompson Flat, Butte county. California. January 37,1566. nl3-tf The Wooden End of the Board. General Banks, in a recent speech delivered at Washington, in favor of negro suffrage, told this anecdote : "When I was younger than I am, in the State of New Hampshire, at the town of Nashua, where I obtained my education at a university with a belfry at the top and a water-wheel under the lower stories [laughter], .looking out with my associates and fellow students upon the smooth and glassy surface of the Merrimac river, that stream of per petual beauty and perpetual life, we saw a colored boy, intimately known to us, upon the surface, engaged in the pleasant exercise of skating, for it was Winter. While we looked upon the beautiful Merrimac, the little negro boy suddenly went in. You may never have seen a negro under such circum stances. We went down to him with all the speed possible. Going out to the middle of the river, we took up a plank and handed it to the little negro, and he grasped it w ith as much alacrity as any one of them will take a ballot when we give it to him. Just as we had got it on the hole into which he had fallen, he fell off the plank and went in again. The second time he came up, he wore an expression I shall never forget. You never have seen a negro under such circumstances. He was speechless; his emotions suppressed all rhetoric; he did not indulge in any eloquence at all. He grasped the plank this time, not with alacrity, but with ferocity, and we brought him again to the surface. We thought he was a negro saved from the jaws of death ; but oft’ the little fellow slipped and went down. You may never have seen a negro under such circumstances. [Laughter.] We handed him the plank again, but he did not touch it this time. You may never have seen a negro refuse a plank under such circumstances. Ho addressed us a speech, and I never heard a speech that contained so much of touching eloquence as was embodied in that little negro’s speech : ‘Please gib dis nigger de wooden end ob dat board !’ [Laugh ter.] You see the end we had given him was the icy end. It was the same icy end that the Southern people have been holding out to him for two hundred years. He was entirely sati-fied that the wooden end was the best. Now, sir, what we propose for the negro in this country is to give iiim the wooden end of the board. He has had the icy end for more than two centuries. The desolation of more than moral retribution lias come upon the men who extended to him the icy end of the hoard, and come upon them justly. 1 wish now to give him the wooden end of the board. He will receive from that act of justice the same joy which that little negro expe rienced. Extraordinary Presentiment of Death.—A Mexican woman known as “little Carlotta,” but whose name is Carlotta Espersa, died in this city, on Friday last, under very strange circum stances, showing that she had an extra ordinary presentiment that she would cease to live on that day. On Friday morning, she arose from her bed in the enjoyment, apparently, of good health, and proceeded, as usual, to the prepar ation of her morning meal and her general household duties. Whilst on joying her breakfast, in company with a young man who boarded with her, she told him it was her wish that he would remain with her during the day, and not go to his work, for, said she, "after to day, you will never see me again alive. I will die before night.’’ He scouted the idoa and made fun of it. She per sisted that her presentiment would be fulfilled, and he, to pacify her, promised to remain witli her, which he did. During the course of the dav, she con- C * ' versed with the young man repeatedly on the subject of her coming demise, and insisted that she would die before night. She gave him particular direc tions in regard to her funeral expenses, and told him not to go around and beg money from the neighbors to bury her, but to go to Judge Fowler, the Mayor of the city, and get him to have her buried at the expense of the city. All of which he promised to do. Towards evening, while sitting in a chair, giving them directions, and without a sign that dissolution of soul from body was about taking place, and without a struggle, she died. Yesterday morning, the young man repaired to the Mayor and procured the necessary order for her funeral ex penses, and she was buried, yesterday, at the expense of the city, as requested. Marysville Appeal , March 11 th~ The Snow. [The f, How in g beautiful poem i» rsaifi to have been written by an actress, and originally appeared in a New York paper, several years ag-o. It has been likened to Hood's •* Bndge of Sisrhs" in its touching pathos and smooth versification-} Oh 1 the snow, the beautiful snow. Filling the sky and the earth below; Over the housetops, over the street. Over the heads o! the people you meet; Dancing. Flirting, Sk:mming along. Beautiful snow! it can do nothing wrong; Flying to kiss a fair lady’s cheek Clinging to lips in a frolicsome freak— Beautiful snow ! Iron the heavens above, Pure as an angel, and fickle as love ! Oh ! the snow, the beautiful snow ! How the flakes gather and laugh as they go ! Whirling about in its maddening fun. It plays in its glee with every one; Chasing.' Laughing. Hurrying by. It lights up the face, aud it sparkles the eye: And even the dogs, with a bark and a bound. Snap at the crystals that eddy around; The town is alive, and its heart in a glow, To welcome the coming of beautiful snow. Flow the wild crowd goes swaying along. Hailing each other with humor and song ! H *w the gay sledges, like meteors, fl.ish by, Bright for a’moment, then lost to Hie eye;’ Ringing. Swinging. Da.-b.ing they go. Over the crust of the beautiful snow: Snow so pure when it falls from the sky. To he trampled in rand by the cn»wd rushing by— To be trampled and tracked by the thousands of feet Till it blends with the filth in the horrible street. Once I was pure as the snow—h it I fell I Fell, like the snow flakes, from Heaven—to hell; Fell, to be tramj-led as filth o! the street— Fell. l-> be scoffed, to be spit on. and beat; Pleading. Curing. Dreading to die. Selling my soul to whoever would buy: Dealing in >hame for a morsel of bread, Hating the living and fearing the dead; Merciful Hod I have 1 fallen so low ? And yet I was once like this beautiful snow I Once I was fair as the beautiful snow. With an eye like its- cry-tal. a heart like its glow; Once I was loved for my innocent grace— Flattered and sought lor the charms of my face; Father, Mother, Si.-ter. all, God, and myself, I have lost by my fall; The veriest wretch that goes shivering by Will take a wide sweep, lest 1 wander too nigh; For, of all that is on .»r about me, I know There is nothing that's pure but the beautiful snow. How strange it should be that this beautiful snow Should tall on a sinner with no where to go ! How strange it would be, when the night comes again. If the snow and the ice struck my desperate brain ! Fainting, Freezing, Dying alone I Too wicked for prayer, too weak for my moan To be heard in the crash of the crazy town. Gone mad in their joy at the snow's coming down; To lie and to die in my terrible woe. With a bed and a shroud of the beautiful snow I Scandal in Hoosierdom—lndian apolis is rife with scandalous stories. A distinguished citizen has created a sensation in connection with the young and fascinating wife of a venerable and confiding gentleman. A physician has found it convenient to retire to private life on account of the unfavorable ter mination of a case from one of the adjoining counties, wherein a young, beautiful, accomplished and weelthy girl died under his treatment. The walls of the city are plastered with circulars denouncing a certain gay and festive young gentleman as a scoundrel, villain, and such like pet names. A lady whose virtue lie had attempted is said to have taken this extraordinary means of “showing him up.” Another young gentleman, who had been writing letters to a school-girl, with dishonorable intent, was drawn into an ambuscade by the fair decoy, and cowbidcd within an inch of his life by a lusty male relative. A gentleman who spends some of his time in New York, the other day wrote an affectionate letter to bis mi.-tress, to join him, and inclosing §SO as traveling expenses. At the same time, he wrote a loving and dutiful epistle to his con fiding wife, full of regrets and lies. Unfortunately the two letters got mixed, and that intended for the leman was sent to the wife. Of course, there was a row, and divorce talked about, but the Lothario finally succeeded in making the impression that it was all a joke; that Miss was a fictitious person age, and the whole matter was gotten up to have a little fun at his wife's expense, whom he knew to be slightly inclined to jealousy. The wife made fifty dollars by it, anyhow. In a town in Connecticut resides a man who made a fortune in the mi.k business, by not giving full measures. As he grew rich, he thought he would change his occupation to something more respectable, and accordingly bought a gri.-t mill. In conversation C C with Lis wife, be said he did not feel right about the cheating be had prac ticed in the milk business, and wished a way could be devised whereby he could repay in the grist mill what he had cheated in the other. At last, they settled on the following plan, which was to have the measures with which they took toll as much too large as the milk measures were too small. The Agricultural Department at Washington is in receipt of the seeds of some 80,000 trees, shrubs, plants, fruits, and vegetables, sent home by our Consul in Japan, all indigenous to that country, and a'very large majority of them total strangers among us. I The Mississippi Levees. —Major General Humphreys, who commanded the Second Corps during the last period of the rebellion, is, bv order of the War Department, engaged in examining into the extent of damages to the levees of the Mississippi river, made bv the war, with a view to repairing them. From 1850 to 1861, he was occupied in ascer taining the best method , f protecting the valley from the effects of tloods. His report was very interesting, espe cially in a scientific point of view, and his observations respecting the Missis sippi delta are directly opposed to the theory of Sir Charles Lyell, the cele brated English geologist. The latter has concluded that the delta has been at least one hundred thousand years in forming, and in his recent work on the Antiquity of Man. he admits a calcula tion, according to which a human skele ton found at the depth of sixteen feet below the surface is about fifty thousand years old. General Humphreys, on the other Land, demonstrates that it is only between four and five years since the delta began to be formed, and that the present bed of the river, instead of being alluvial, is of blue clay, much older than the present geological period. So far as the evidence which Sir Charles adduces in favor of reckoning the age of man on this planet at a hundred thousand years or more, is derived from the Valley of the Mississippi, it is not sustained by the evidence furnished by General Humphreys. The total cost of levees which may be depended upon, from the mouth of the Ohio to that of the Mississippi, will be $26,000,000. The levees, in 1861, were considered worth $2,000,000. — Hartford Post. There is more truth than poetry in the following from the Humboldt (Ne vada) Register : The other lodgers at a corral in California, in early times, complained of one who was continually guilty of unseemly sounds while sleep ing. It grew unbearable, and a medical examination was procured. The man of medicine discovered that the offender's skin was too short; that when he shut his eyes, the air inhaled through the nostrils found vent through the mouth or elsewhere, causing the obnoxious sounds; and that the only remedy was to keep the man awake till he should die. That is the way this coast is afflicted. It was all right while the miners were wanted only in California; but, since 1854, they have been wanted in so many other places, that it makes trouble. There is a shortness; and when the miners leave California fur Washoe, or Washoe for Grenada or Montana, a collapse occurs. There is need of more people. Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana, ought to have 12,000,000 of people distributed over them. When it comes to running all this expanse of rich territory with about half a million, the population gets mighty light every place but that where the latest excitement is. Steady Habits. —Emerson, in his book on English character, speaks of an old town in England where a piece of bread and a draught of beer are given to every one who should ask it at the gate. This is paid for from a fund bequeathed for that purpose in 1136 more than seven hundred years ago. To show how such trusts arc abused, however, it is complained that a minister takes .£2,000 per annum from the in come of the fund intended for the poor, while this small pittance is only spent on small beer and crumbs. Considering the comparative ages of the nations, we can nearly match that in this country. About 1775, the Hon. Theodore Atkin son, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, left a legacy of £I,OOO, the income of which was directed to be distributed in loaves of bread to the poor of the town every Sunday. This has been done regularly for nearly a century ; about £5,000 have been thus spent, and the fund has not been impaired.— Historical .Magazine. Mormonism Exemplified. —The Salt Lake Vedette of February 20th savs: ‘‘A Mormon at Coalville, Sum mit county, forty miles from here, had two ; babies ’ born to him the other night, by two of his wives, with just forty minutes difference between the infants’ ages ! But what's the worst about the barbarous thing is that one of those wives is the other's mother— not an uncommon case in L tah ! ” The proud have no friends —not in prosperity, for then they know nobody; nor in adversity, for then nobody knows them. NO. s*o. The Mute Detective. — “ No dogs admitted, sir," said the porter to a gay assemblage, as a young man appeared at the entrance. “ You must leave him behind if you go in.” " Very Well,” said the young man. “ Stay about here. Prince, till I come back.” And ho joined the crowd within ; but by and by the young man w ished to refer to his watch, when, behold ! the chain had boon snapped in two, and the valuable time piece was gone. He considedod the case a moment, and then a sudden thought flashed in his mind. So, stepping out, lie whispered the fact to the porter, and gained permission to take his dog in for a minute or two. “ Look here, Prince,” said he, “you knowing dog, my watch is stolen and he showed him the empty pocket and the cut chain. “Do you understand, oldffcllow I In there, sir, is the thief. You find it. my good doggie, and I’ll get you a famous treat. You under- C » stand, do you ?” Prince wagged Ids head and tail, and gave bis master a wonderfully knowing look, and then the two stole quietly into the place again. Quietly his dumb detective glided around among the peo ple. smelling at this one's coat and that one's chain, until at last he set his teeth firmely into the coat-tail of a gentccl looking man, and could not be shaken off. The young man quietly made known the case to the bystanders, who gathered around him, and had the thief’s pockets duly searched. Six other watches were found upon him, which he had gathered up in the course of the morning, and which their right ful owners were glad to get their hands on again. Prince selected out his mas tor’s property in a twinkling, as that was all he cared for, and gave it to him joyfully. It would have taken a ycry keen police to do work so neatly and quickly; and all agreed that he merited as good a dinner as a dog could have. A good beef bone and a bowl of milk satisfied all wants, and then he was just as ready to do the same favor again. Some philosophical wretch says that “age is venerable in man, and would bo in woman —if she ever grew old!” Every woman acknowledges that she is growing old until she reaches twenty. After that, nobody has a right to ques tion her. There is a belief current that when she arrives at that age, she dis covers the fountain of perpetual youth so vainly sought by Ponce dc Leon, but whether it consists in exercise and fresh air or cosmetics and cotton, we have never ventured to inquire. There are sanctuaries which would be profaned by the footsteps of man, and chief among these is the place where woman puts herself together and takes herself apart. W ere mankind one-half as inquisitive as the gentler sex (so called), this mys tery would have been solved long ago ; and it is still questionable whether or not some modern Paul Pry will not tell us all about it, though we should be sorry to have him do so. We prefer to take the ladles at their word, and shall thank no scoffing infidel for undermining our faith in the ability of woman to remain young just as long as she chooses. Champaign Cnion. Among the sports in Australia is that of hunting the emu. A few months ago, a Sydney paper tells us, as a Mr. Davidson, of the Black Range, was riding into town, he fell in with an emu at Belle Vale, and gave it chase. The bird, which was an old stager, and fully six feet high, took in the direction of the town, and its pursuer was in hopes of being able to drive it in alive; but, on coming to the fences, many of which intervene between Belle ale and Yass, the bird succeeded in making for the bush, still hotly pursued. Fortunately, Mr. Davidson was on a staunch cob, that kept well up to the game, and after a chase of between seven and eight miles, the emu become fairly exhausted and an easy prey to its pursuer. The emu resembles the ostrich somewhat in size and appearance. Sharp.— Judge Kelley was descan ting, in presence of President Johnson, upon the repulsive appe-arance of the ovster. “It isn’t handsome, Judge,” said the President, “but it has the ad vantage of you in one thing.” “What is that ?” queried Kelley, who is an exhaustless talker. “It knows when to shut its mouth,” replied Mr. Johnson. Men will always be apt to think the money market is tight if they are in the unfortunate habit of getting so themselves.