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THE SIERRA CITIZEN. PUBLISHED AT OOWNIEVIUE EVERY SATURDAY MORNING, —BT— Homer Kins Sc T. L. Warn, OFFICE IN THE POSTOFFICE BUILDING. DOWNIEYILLI. TERMS — Subscription—One year, to city subscribers, in advance. ..$6 00 One year, by mail or Express, in advance... 900 Six months 8 00 Single copies 29 RATES OF ADVERTISING— Half Square of five lines, first Insertion 2 00 do do more than one insertion, each 1 00 One Square, first insertion 8 00 do more than one insertion, each 1 90 Special Notices—Twenty-five per cent, advance on above rates. BOOKS, CARDS, HAND-BILLS, LEGAL BLANKS, and other de •■scriptions of Job Printing executed with despatch, and on terms ac cording with the times. AGENTS FOR THE CITIZEN: THOM AS BOYCE. Cor. Washington k Mon tgom’ry sts. Saw Francisco. A. RANDAL k CO D street, (near Post Office). Marysville. A. C. CHAPMAN Camptohtillb. O. P. ACKERLEY Cox’s Bar. H. S. BECK, Eureka Citt. O. S. BURNHAM Craig’s Flat k Morristown. I W. E. RILEY Chips’Flat. I LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS. ~~ ” ale. NOTICE is hereby given, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale to me directed, issued out of the honorable District Court, ' for the 17th Judicial District, County of Sierra, State of California, ' on a judgment rendered therein on the sth day of December 1559, in favor of L. D. ADKINSON, and against JAMES CAIN, THOS. HAWLEY, JOHN CAIN and FELTON DUNN, Sr., for the sum of ♦1 ,768 42, with three per cent, interest per month on the same from the sth day of December, 1859, together with $4l 50, costs of suit, and damages, as appears on record, with accruing costs, 1 have levied upon and seized and will expose to sale at public auction, in front of the Court House Door, in the town of Downieville, 'State and County aforesaid, On the 31st day of December, A. D. 1859, : between the hours of 9 o’clock A. M. and 5 o’clock P. M., all the right, title and interest of said above-named Defendants in and to the following described property, situated in Sierra County, Cali fornia, to wit: —The United Tunnel Company’s Tunnel, situated at Depot Hill, in the County of Sierra ; the said interest consists of four-sixths of the whole Tunnel, together with all and singular, the 'tenements, fixtures and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in ■•anywise appertaining. P. J. WHITE, Sheriff Sierra County. •Vfu M. Stewart, Plaintiff's Attorney. 46ts SHERIFF’S SALE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That under and by virtue of an Execution, to me directed, issued out of the Honorable District Court for tl le ITth Judicial District, County of Sierra, State of California, Hon. P. Vanclief Judge presiding, on ajudgmeut ren dered therein on the 7th day of December, A. D. 1859, in favor of W. H. LADD t DAVID HOWARD and against WM. M. DOWNEY Et Al., for the sum of $7,418 with four per cent, interest per month on the same from the Tth day of July, A. D. 1858, together with $B7 6() costs of suit, and damages as appears on record, with accru ing costs, I have levied upon and seized, and will expose to sale at public auction, in front of the Court House Door, in the town of Downieville, State and County aforesaid, On the 31st day of December, A. D. 1859, between the hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M., all tha right, title and In terest of said Wm. M. Downey in and to the following described property, to wit: —a certain House and Lot bounded as follow s: On the south by Court House Square; on the north by Water street and Yuba river; on the west by house recently used as a school-house; and on theeast by Nevada street; also, Stable and Lot situated about fifty yds in the rear of L'ownie Hotel, and bounded on the east by Yubc. river, and known as Downey’s Stable, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertain ing ; the above described property being situated in the town of Dow nieville, Sierra County, State of California aforesaid, or so much thereof as will satisfy said execution and cos s. P. J. WEI ITE, Sheriff Sierra County. Ww. M. Stewart, Plaintiffs’ Attorney. 45 CONSTABLE’S SALE. ■VfOTICE 18 HEUEbY GltViN, thal'dnder andliy virtue of aa _L v Execution to me directed, issued from the docket of Louis Bartlett, a Justice of the Peace, in and for Township No. 9, County of Sierra, State of California, on a judgment rendered there in on the 13th day of December, A. D. 1859, in favor of N. PARSONS and against WILLIAM BEEKMAN, for th« sum of One Hundred and Fifty-seven Dollars and Fiftycents, with ten per cent per annum interest from the 18th day of December, 1859, and Twenty six Dollars and Ninety Cents, costs of suit, and accruing costs, I have levied upon and seized and will expose for sale at Public Auction, on the premises at Excelsior Hill, (formerly Haven’s Dig gings,) Sierra County, California, On MONDAY, the 9th Day of January, A. D. 1860, between the hours ef 9 o’clock A. M. and 5 P. M., all the right, title and interest of said Defendant in and to one House and Lot, situa ted at said Excelsior Hill; also, one Stove and sundry other articles In the said house and in the possession of Brown & Co.; together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise ap pertaining, or so much thereof as will satisfy said execution and costs. PETER MILLER, Constable Township No. 9, Downieville, Dec-23d, 1859. 47ts Administrator’s Sale. UNDER and by virtue of an Order made this 10th day of Decem ber, A. D. 1559, by Hon. Will Campbell, Probate Judge, in and for the County of Sierra, State of California, at the December term of said Court, notice is hereby given, that 1 will expose for sale, to the highest bidder therefor, for cash, On the 9th day of January, 1860, at the Doer of the Court House, in Downieville, Sierra Connty, California, between the hours of 9 o’clock a. M. and sunset of said ■day, all the right, title and interest of JAMES GERNON, deceased, in and to the Kentucky Quart* Lkdge, at the Downieville Buttes, •Sierra County, California. T. M. RAMSDELL, Administrator of the Estate of James Oernon, deceased. Attest, Z. W. KEYES, Clerk P. C. 46-8 w By J. C. Stanley, Deputy. CONSTABLE’S SALE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of three executions, to me directed, issued by S. M. Miles, a Justice of the Peace in and for Township No. 7, County of Sierra, State • of California, on the following described judgments, rendered by said Justice, to w it: —One in favor of WIL L. MILLER, dated November 17th, 1859, for the sum of two hundred dollars, with ten per cent per annum interest on the same from the 17th day of November, 1859, together with forty dollars and fifty-five cents costs of suit, and ac •cruing costs; one in favor of PURDY k DPBON, dated November 17th, 1859, for the sum of one hundred and eighty-four dollars and .forty-seven cents, with ten per cent, per annum interest on the same from the 17th day of November, 1859, together with forty dollars and eighty-five cents costs of suit and accruing costs; one in favor of EPHRAIM MATHIS, dated November 17th, 1859, for the sum of one hundred and ninety-five dollars, with ten per cent, per annum interest on the same from the 17th day of November, 1859, together with forty dollars and fifty-five cents, costs of suit, as appears on record, with accruing costs; all of the above executions being against J. WILLIAMSON; 1 have levied upon and seized, and will expose to sale at public auction, in front of Alleghany Saloon, Al legbanytown, in Township No. 7, State and County aforesaid. On the 6th day of January, 1860, between the hours of 9 o’clock A. M. and 5 P. M., all the fight, Stic and interest of said Defendant in and to the following described property, situated in Township No. 7, Sierra Connty, State of Cali fornia, to wit: —A certain lot of Mining Claims, situated on the Middle Yuba river, about three-quarters of a mile south of Lafayette Hill, known as “ Jack Williams’ Bank Diggings.” Hose, Tools, and Wheelbarrows,with the appurtenances thereunto belonging; also, two small Water Ditches, leading to the above described diggings; together with a Reservoir; or so much thereof as will satisfy said •executions and costs. R. C. GAINES, Constable of Township No. 7, Sierra Co.T ■Dated, Alleghany, December 10th, 1859. 46ts MECHANIC’S LIEN NOTICE. jIN THE 17th DISTRICT COURT—DAVID PHELPS vs. CHARLES BCHWAMB. NOTICE is hereby given, that David Phelps has commenced a suit in the District Court of the I7th Judicial District, against ■ Charles Schwamb, to enforce a Mechanic’s Lien upon that certain Building, situated in Downieville, and known as the “Gymnasium.” And all persons having and claiming Mechanic’s Liens against said premises, are hereby notified to be and appear at the Court Room of said District Court, in Downieville, On TUESDAY, the 8d day of January, A. D. 1860, .at 10 o'clock a. m. and then and there to exhibit and make proof of any and all such Liens. DAVID PHELPS, By Wh. M. Stbwakt, his Attorney. Dated December Bth, A. D. 1669. , 45-20 d DOWNIEVILLE Window and Door Factory, Lower Plaza, adjoining the Theatre. ALL ORDERS for Windows and Doors filled with promptness and expedition. Oar facilities for turning ont all kinds of wood-work needed in Abe construction of buildings are not surpassed this side of the valleys. Our machinery, which Is driven by water power, being the latest and most approved, we can afford to supply this market •at leper rates than any other establishment in the State. Caipenter’s and Joiner's Work, of evety description, executed in a workmanlike manner. a .TURNING LATHE, which enables ns to do everything , ASHER A BOLLEB. June 24,1859. 81 tf We |n that Do BL KS BLANKS! BLANKS! LEGAL BLANKS of atlUnds for sale at the Oltisen office —such as Summons, Subpoenas, Attachments, Executions, Warrants Bonds, and aft blanks used by county officer*. DOWNIEYILLE, SIERRA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1859. New Grocery and Provision Store! BROOKE & RAWLINGS HAVE OPENED A STORE on Commercial Street, adjoining Jer sey Bridge, where they intend keeping a full and complete as sortment of Groceries, Provisions, Clothing, Boots, HARDWARE, CROCKERY WARE, Ac., To which they would invite the attention of the public. They will sell low for CASH, and purchasers will find it te their interest to caU and examine our stock. We respectfully solicit a share of public patronage. v 1 BROOKE 4 RAWLINGS, Commercial Street, adjoining Jersey Bridge, 84tf Uownieville. Blacksmithlng ! NOLAND &~TOB,EEYSON WOULD respectfully announce to the people of Downieville and vicinity, that they are prepared to execute all kinds of work appertaining to the BLACKSMITHINO BUSINESS, at their old lo cation, foot of Main-street, where they will be pleased to see their old customers and new ones, and guarantee to da -heir work in the very best manner. HORSE, OX and MULE SHOEING done in a superior manner. All kinds of JOB WORK and REPAIRING executed promply and in a workmanlike style. IRON, STEEL, CHAINS, PICKS,—in fact aU descriptions of MINER’S TOOLS constantly on hand and for sale. COPPER TAMPING BODS always kept on hand and for sale. All kinds of WAGON WORK done, and TIMBER for same con stantly on hand. Downieville, Peb 6.1855. 1-tf Alleghany Saloon! ALLEGHANYTOWN. THE BEST LIQUORS, WINES, CIGARS, 4c., constantly to be had at the BAR. pT FREE LUNCH every night. R. C. FORD, Proprietor. N. B. Attached to the above establishment sre two splendid Mar ble-bed BILLIARD TABLES. IS-3m* BUSINESS CARDS. ALANSON SMITH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW , DOWNIEVILLE, SIERRA COUNTY. Office, at the end of Durban Bridge. tf Wffl. RE. STEW ART, ATTORNEY AT LAW DOWNIEVILLE. 4-tf HARRY I. THORNTON, JR., Attorney and Counselor at Law. Officf on Court-House Square, DOWNIEVILLE. 8 O. It. TYLER, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, OFFICE —Next Door to the Citizen Office, Opposite Court House, DOWNIEVILLE, Sierra County, Cai. 10 WILL CAMPBELL, Attorney at Law, Office on Court-House Square, DOWNIEVILLE. KIRKPATRICK A BALDWIN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office opposite to the Court House, 33-tf DOWNIEVILLE. ‘ H. B. Cossltt, Downieville. 6. W. Shultz, La Porte. * 'COSSITX T ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Will attend to all business entrusted to them in the Seventeenth Judi cial District. 13?*" Office in Downieville, at the end of Duroak Bridge. 29 J. A. JOHNSON CREED HATMOND. JOHNSON & HAYMOND, Attorneys at Law, LA PORTE, Sierra County, Cal. 48tf J. B. PLUNKETT, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Court House Square, Downieville, Francis J. Dunn John Caldwell. DUNN & CALDWELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, WILL PRACTICE In all the Courts of the 17th Judicial District, and the Supreme Court of the State of California. Residence, Nevada City. Dec. 14th, 185 S. 46-tf SI. F. BROWN, Attorney at Law. CHIPS’ FLAT, SIERRA COUNTY. 2«tf IS. A. KELLY, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, BRANDY CITY. REFERENCES;— Drs. Lefevrb and Watnan, and I. L. Godfrey, Forest City; John C. Fall and W. X. Ellis, Marysville ; and S. Tatlor, Brandy City. 46-0 m jr. ii. vaysim, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, FOREST CITY. 29-tf I. JE. JAMES County Surveyor. Residence —Downieville. Office in the Court House, Durgan Flat. 1-Sm 0. S. BURNHAM, Notary Public, CRAIG’S FLAT AND MORRISON’S DIGGINGS. OFFICE, AT LANGTON’S PIONEER EXPRESS OFFICES. Feb. 6,1858. i-tt GEORGE WEBBER, CONTRACTOR, CARPENTER, BUILDER, and LUMBER DEALER, ON DURGAN FLAT, DOWNIEVILLE. ty The best quality of DUMBER constantly on hand and for sale. 50-tf Randal & Co., NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING AGENCY, D Street, near the Post-Office, Marysville. AGENTS for the San Francisco and Sacramento Daily, Weekly and Steamer Newspapers. Also, AGENTS FOR THE ‘ * SIERRA CITIZEN,” AND OTHER CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS. fg* All orders promptly attended to. ▲. BADLAM, REAL ESTATE BROKER, And Newspaper Agent, St. George Hotel, cor. J. A 4th at*., Sacramento. Advertising Agency, N. E. Corner Montgomery and Washington Sts., SAN FRANCISCO. ADVERTISEMENTS and subscriptions received for tbe following Papers: THE SIERRA CITIZEN, Downieville; Republican, Shasta ; Tribune, San Jose; Union Democrat, Sonora; Placer Herald, Auburn; Butte Record, OrovlIIe; San Andreas Independent; Amador Sentinel. Jackson; Mountain Messenger, La Porte; Mariposa Democrat; Pacific Sentinel, Santa Crus; Siskiyou Chronicle,-Yreka; Plumas Argus, Quincy; Alameda County Qasette; Solano County Herald, Benicia; Oregon oentlnd, Jacksonville, 0.T.; Democratic Standard, Portland, O.T; Oregon Argus, l Oregon City.O.T.; Occidental Messenger, Corvallis, 0. T ; Placer Press, Auburn; Weekly Times, Portland, O. T.; Tuolumne Courier, Columbia. Having perfected arrangements for advertising in the principal pa pers in the Atlantic cities, I am enabled to insert advertisements -at tbe lowest rates. 2;tl THOMAS BOYCE, San Frgnp|»CQ. Truth from an unexpected Source. —The Calaverat Chronicle says, that while the Black and Brown Repub licans throughout the country, almost without exception, deny the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law, there stands out one man in every other respect as black as the blackest, who has the manliness to tell the truth in good set phrase. That man is Tom Corwin, of Ohio, an aspirant for Presidential honors, but who, in the ex tract we append has as much mistaken the temper of his friends, as be did that of the people when he made his celebrated speech against the Mexican war. Mr. Corwin says: “ That is the law, and we have agreed to abide by it— the law is constitutional, and it must be obeyed. Young lawyers with soaped moustaches, and Cigars a foot long in their mouths, who had cursorily glanced over Black stone’s Commentaries, and had read Swan on Executors and Administrators, and perhaps seen Wilcox’s form ; had no hesitation in pronouncing it unconstitutional; but, in the face of such distinguished authority, it is constitutional; and it is the law af Ml? land—the high- j eet and most intelligent tribunals fn the land have so pronounced it—so deGned it, and there can be no doubt about it. Now, it being the law, it must be obeyed —if it is resisted, it is felony ; if resisted with an armed force, it is treason, and those who resist it, must be that —must be hung. Some men among us have a doctrine they call higher law doctrine, and profess that their con sciences are above and beyond the constitution. These gentlemen are traitors, and must be elevated to purer atmosphere—suspended —hung up. Governor Wise to Mrs. Child.— The following is the reply of Governor Wise, of Virginia, to the letter of Mrs. Child, expressing sympathy with John Brown, and requesting permission to visit him in prison and nurse him as a sister. Like other sentimental sympathizers, Mrs. Child, after the mischief is done which the imprac ticable wordiness of such has served to instigate, now volunteers a profession of “ peace principles.” Gov. Wise disposes of the good lady as follows : Richmond, Va., Oct. 29, 1859. Madam :—Yours of the 25tb, was received by me yes terday, and at my earliest leisure I respectfully reply to it, that I will forward the letter for John Brown, a pris oner under our laws, arraigned at the bar of the circuit court for the county of Jefferson, at Charleston, Va., for the crimes of murder, robbery and treason, which you ask me to transmit to him. I will comply with your request in the only way which seems to me proper, by enclosing: it to the Commonwealth's Attorney, with the request that he will ask the permission of the Court to hand it to the prisoner. Brown, the prisoner, is now in the hands of the Judiciary, not of the Executive of this Commonwealth. You ask me, further, to allow yotj to perform the mis sion of “ mother or sister, to dress hjs wounds, and speak soothingly to him.” By this, of course, you mean to be allowed to visit him in his cell and to minister to him in the offices of humanity. Why should you not be allowed, Madam? Virginia and Massachusetts are involved in no civil war, and the Constitution which unites them in one confederacy guarantees to you privileges and immunities of a citizen of the United States in the State of Virginia. That Constitution I am sworn to support, and am, there fore, bound to protect your privileges and immunities as a citizen of Massachusetts conyng into Virginia for any lawful and peaceful purpose. Coming, as you propose, to minister to the captive in prison, you will be met, doubtless, by all our people, not onljr in a chivalrous but in a Yqif have arL CHrk-v town, Virginia, Madam ; and your mission being merci ful and humane, will n. t only be allowed but be respect ed, if not welcomed. A few unenlightened and incon siderate persons, fanatical in their modes of thought and action to maintain justice and right, might molest you or be disposed to do so, and this might suggest the imprudence of risking any experiment upon the peace of a society very much excited by the crimes with whose chief author you seem to sympathize so much ; but still, I repeat, your motives and avowed purpose are lawful and peaceful, and I will, as far as I am concerned, do my duty in protecting your rights in our limits. Virginia and her authorities would be weak indeed— weak in point of folly and weak in jjeint of power—if her State faith and constitutional obligations cannot be redeemed in her own limits to the letter of morality as well as of law. And if her chivalry cannot courteously receive a lady's visit to a prisoner, .every arm which guards Brown from rescue on the one band, and from Lynch law on the other, will be ready to guard your person in Virginia. I could not permit an insult to wo man in her walk of charity among tnyeven though it be to one who whetted knives of butchery for our irothers, sisters, daughters and babes. We have no sympathy with your sentiments of sympathy with Brown, and are surprised that you were “ taken by surprise when news came of Captain Brown’s recent attempt.” His attempt was a natural consequence of your sympathy, and the error of that sympathy ought to make you doubt its vir tue from the effect on bis conduct. But it is not of this I should speak. When you arrive at Charleston, if you go there, it will be for the court and its officers, the Commonwealth's attorney, sheriff and jailor, to say whether you may see and wait on the prisoner. But, whether you are thus permitted or not, (and you will be if my advice can prevail,) you may rest assured that he will be humanely, lawfully and mercifully dealt by in prison and on trial. Respectfully, Henrt A. Wise. L. Maria Child. WM. H. LADD C. EEIB >/,. ..A. L. BARNES^ W. EC. LADD dks CO., BANKERS, COMMERCIAL STREETDO WNIEVILLE. SIGHT DRAFTS IN SUMS TO SUIT. ON MARK BRUMAGIM * CO SAN FRANCISCO. MARK BRUMAGIM 4 CO MARYSVILLE. EXCHANG'D On tne Principal Cities of the Atlantic States and the Canadas. -ALSO— PROCURE EXCHANGE ON LONDON, PARIS, AND THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF CONTINENTAL EUROPE. GOLD DUST BOUGHT, OR FORWARDED TO THE MINT FOB COINAGE. General or Special Deposits Received —Collection! made, Ac. yA Have a Fire and Burglar-proof Safe. Business Hours — From 9 o’clock A. M. to 8 P. Sti Downievllle, Nov. Ist, 1853. Hl-40-tf ~ T. S. CLARK, Contractor and Builder. MOST respectfully announces to the public that he to at all times prepared to make contracts and do all kinds of CARPENTER WORK entrusted to him, with neatness and dispatch. Also, CABINET WORK, such as Bedsteads, Tables and Stands, made to order; and all kinds of TURNING done to order, at the shortest notice. All persons wishing any thing in my line, will do well to give me a call. All orders promptly attended to. Shop and Office on the south side of the North Fork, near Bailey’s Bridge. WIUJ Jewelry, Watches, Cutlery, &c. HAVING recently received froerdhe STATES a New and Well-selected Assortment of WATCHES, JEWELRY, CUTLERY, Ac, Ac., 1 am now prepared to offer better bargains than ever to my friends, and respectfully solicit a call from thenu. N.B.—Particular attention given to WATCH REP AIRING, and ALL JOBS WARRANTED. 11-tf SOI.. PURBT, Main Street <&wnievUle. Private SohdoL MISS JULIA PARKER, LATELY TEACHER OF TER Higher English Branches, and of Languages, In'the Female Seminaries at Biairsvllle, Penn., and at Bradford, will open a PRIVATE SCHOOL in Downievllle, on MONDAY, the 88th tost. Tuition, per month—Common Branches, |4J»; Higher English Branches, or the Latin, French or German Languages, ■ Downievllle, Nov. 17tb, 1859. dMf , -i Misfoktuxb’s Victim.—-The following incident is from the pen of Fairchild, known mainly by the literary world as “ Aguecbeek,” with which title a volume of his has been lately published. We are the more particularly led to make the extract, which is from a chapter on “ Lon don,” from having read an interesting account of the Author’s last illness in Paris, published recently in the Boston Journal, of which paper Mr. Fairchild was the Paris correspondent. In the Christian charity pervading bis sad commentary, there is a moral beauty, which hovered over his departing spirit in the “ shadow of the valley of death ” which he so soon afterward visited : I cannot resist the inclination to give, in this connec tion, a passage from the personal experience of a friend in London, which, had I read it in any book or newspa per, I should have hesitated to believe. One evening, as be was passing along Pall Mall, he was addressed by a young woman, who, when she saw that he was going to pass on and take no notice of her, ran before him, and said in a tone of the most pathetic earnestness : “ Well, if you’ll not go with me, for God's sake, sir, give me a trifle to bay bread! ” Thus appealed to, and somewhat shaken by the voice and manner, he stopped under a gaslight, and looked at the speaker. Vice had not impressed its distinctive seal so strongly upon her as upon most of the unfortunate creatures one meets in London’s street; indeed, there was a shade of melancholy on her face which harmon ized well with her voice and manner. So my friend re solved to have a few words with her, and buttoning up his coat, to protect his watch and purse, he told her that he feared she wanted money to buy gin rather than bread. She assured him that it was not so, but that she wished to buy food for her little child, a girl of two or three years. Then he asked how she could lead such a life, if she had a child growing up upon whom her ex ample would have such an influence; and she said that she would gladly take up with an honest occupation, if she could find one—indeed, she did try to earn enough for the daily wants of herself and child with her needle, but it was impossible—and her only choice was between starvation and the street. At that time she said that she was learning the trade of a dressmaker, and she hoped that before long she should be able to keep herself above absolute necessity. Encouraged by a kind word from my friend, she went on in a simple, womanly manner, and told him of her whole career. It w’as the old ftory of plighted truth, betrayed affection, and flight from her village home, to escape the shame and reproach she would there be visited with. She arrived in London without money, without friends, without employment— without anything save that natural womanly self-respect which had received such a severe blow :—necessity stared her in the face, and she sank before it. My friend was impressed by the recital of her misfortunes, and thinking that she must be sincere, he took a sovereign from his purse and gave it to her. She looked from the gift to the giver, and thanked him again and again. He con tinued his walk, but had not gone more than three or four rods, when she came running after him, and reiter ated her expressions of thankfulness with a trembling voice. He then walked on, and crossed over to the front of the Church of St. Martin, (that glorious soldier who with his sword divided his cloak with the beggar,) when she came after him yet again, and seizing hold of his hand, she looked up at him with streaming eyes, and said, holding the sovereign in her hand : “ God bless yon, sir, again and again for your kindness to me ! Pray pardon me, sir, for troubling you so much —but—but—perhaps you meant to give me a shilling, sir—perhaps you don’t know that you gave me a sever eign.” How many models of proßriety ty«l respectability in every rank of life, how many who have the technical language of religion constantly on their lips, how many of those who, nurtured amid the influences of a good home, have never really known what tempta tion is, how many such persons are there who might learn a startling lesson from this woman, whom they seem to consider themselves religiously bound to despise and neglect! I have a great dread of these severely virtu ous people, who are so superior to all human frailty that they cannot afford a kind word to those who have not the good fortune to be impeccable. But we all of us, I fear, need to be reminded of Burns's lines— “ What’s done we partly may compute. But know not what’s resisted.” If we thought of this, keeping our own weaknesses in view, which of us would not shrink from judging un charitably, or casting the first stone at an erring fellow creature ? Which of us would dare to condemn the poor girl who preserved so much of the spirit of honesty in her degradation, and to commend the negative vii tues which form so many of what the world calls good lives ? The Death of the Czar Nicholas. —Alexander Dumas has published a singular story concerning the late Czar Nicholas, of Russia, viz : That after the disastrous news from the Crimea of Russian defeats, the Czar resolved to die! Should he re trace his footsteps and abandon his policy he would have to give the lie to a reign of thirty years. Should he per sist in carrying on the war he would ruin Russia. But what he could not ask for without loss of honor, viz., peace, his successor might. He, therefore, by pressing solicitation, obtained from his physician, who had previ ously resisted for two months, a dose of poison strong enough to kill him, but yet weak enough to allow him to live a few hours after having taken it. The physi cian left St. Petersburg on the 17th of February, having obtained from the Emperor a declaration in writing which made him safe at all points. On the morning of the 18th the Emperor swallowed the poison, after which he sent for the Grand Duke Alexander, (now Emperor,) and told him all. The latter would have cried out for help, but the Emperor prevented him by an order so pos itive that, as a son and a subject, he could not disobey his father and bis sovereign. Then the Emperor explained to him in detail the mo tives which induced him to take this heroic step. The young Prince, broken-hearted, the tears streaming from his eyes, his utterance choked by sobs, listened to the dreadful narrative on his knees, and clasped his bands exclaiming, “my father? my father!” The Emperor would not allow him to quit his side until be had obtain ed from'him a solemn promise to leldeatb take its course without attempting to stop it. But the instant the young Prince was out of the room his filial love triumphed over his fidelity to his word, and he summoned the whole of the royal family and also three physicians. The latter arrived too late. The Emperor after a not very violent agony, expired at twenty minutes past twelve, at noon, on the 18th of February, 1855. At the same instant Russia changed not only her master but her policy. A Bull at Sea. —A few years ago, while sailing along the coast of Brazil, in moderate weather the mate of our vessel made a kite, for the purpose of pleasing the boys who were passengers on board the ship. It was flying finely, with a liberal scope of twine, attached to the miz zen mast head, much to the amusement of the juveniles ; when an English ship came in sight. She hoisted her colors and altered her course to intercept os. When near enough, we both hove to, the Englishman sending his boat, manned with four men and the chief mate. On reaching the deck, the first officer asked for some tobac co, but it was apparent to every one that be was sent on board for another purpose. After pacing the deck ner vously for a few moments, be mustered sufficient cour age to call the captain one side, and inquired what he had flying over the stern ? “ Only a kite, to please the children,” was the reply. “Our skipper sent me on board ” said the mate, “ thinking it was a sort Of ma chine to get the the longitude ; you Yankees are so full of inventions.” The Prince Napoleon and his wife, the Princess Clothiide, have become embroiled in a domestic war which threatens serions consequences. The Prince went from Paris to Geneva, leaving the Princess behind, against her will. Three days afterwards she followed him, against hit will. He then sent her back, against her will. She then commenced a series of alarming flirtations, which brought the Prince back against his will. And at the last advices there was a general row in the princely household. It is stated that a number of applications have been made to Mr. Lowe to accompany him in bis trip across the Atlantic. One gentleman has pud $lOOO for the chance—of drowning himself. Womkx and Flowers.—' VVe are not aware that any philosopher has yet undertaken to discuss the moral* sentimental or chemical affinities between women and flowers ; nor is it necessary that philosophers shall bother I their brains on any such topic—seeing that the poets, who are better judges, have otten found that flowers and ! women are mutually illustrative of each other. | There are many varieties of flowers, just as there are I of women ; some flowers are beautiful merely to the eye, | and exhale no fragrance to the sense ; so, also, there are some women of great personal beauty, around whom I there is no aroma of virtue or sentiment. Other flowers i are exceedingly beautiful and have dtdicious fragrance, j too, reminding one of those rare women whose exterior j loveliness seems to be the natural reflection of the vir j tues that bejewel their hearts. Other flowers, again, i are not at all beautifcl to the eye, and yet they are full !of the most exquisite odor. These remind us of those I women of external plainness, whose minds are adorned | with the gems of thought and sentiment, and whose | hearts are the homes of all those graces and elegancies that live long after mere beauty of form and color has become dim and passed away. Thus we might run through the whole catalogue of flowers anil Gad for them the most striking resemblance in the varieties of woman kind. Woman was originally placed in the garden, and the garden now seems to be the most appropriate place for her. She is always seen to advantage when she is seen extending encouragement to plants that are backward and directing the course which the most aspiring shall pursue. How sweetly she attends the sickly plant which droops its head beneath the noonday fervors, and while she gives it the sweet persuasion of slicks and props, and a cup of cold water, it seems grateful for her genial at tention®, and seems to try to look fresh and cheerful once more. She scratches and loosens the earth around the stem, and takes therefrom every weed and blade of grass that would suck up its darling life blood. Then, again, how dexterously she teaches the climbing plants; how delicately she assists them in their upward efforts, until step by step they reach the upward round of am bition’s ladder. What taste she exhibits in the mere ar rangement of her plants. She may Imre a group here and a group there, but she more frequently rejoices in combinations of starry-eyed beauties, in which all the colors of the rainbow shall be successively displayed. It is true that some cold-blooded economists would say that a lovely woman thus employed in making her homo beautiful, wastes her time, but the sulky fellow might with as much reason say that a woman employed in de veloping and refinim? the highest sentiment ol her na ture, is wasting her time. Such employment of time is, in the noblest sense, profitable ; and only she wastes her dime, who neglects the beautifying of her home in con tinual efforts to save a dime or to have surplus dollars in the locker. —Louisville Journal. Mysteries of the Night.— There is nothing very odd in my feeling nervous when I happen to lie awake and get listening (or sounds. Just keep your eyes open at any time after midnight. What horrid, strange, suggest ive, unaccountable noises you will hear ! The stillness of the night is a vulgar error. All the dead things seem to be alive. Crack! That 5 ® the old chest of drawers ; you never hear it crack in the daytime. Crack ! There’s a door ajar ; you know you shut them all. Where can that latch be that rattles so? Is anybody trying it soft ly ? worse than anybody, is—? (Cold shiver.) Then a sudden gust that jars all the windows; very strange!— there does not seem to be any wind about that it belongs to. When it stops, you hear the worms laboring in the powdery beams overhead. Then steps outside—a stray animal no doubt. All right—but a gentle moisture breaks out all over you ; and then something like a whis tle or cry—another gust of wind, perhaps: that accounts for the rustling that just make your heart turn over and tumble about, so that it felt like more a live rat under your ribs than a part of your own body ; then a crash of something that had fallen—blown over, very like Pater nosier qui ex in coe/ix! lor yon are damp and cold, and sitting upright, and the bed trembling so that the death watch is frightened and has stopped ticking. No—night is an awlul time for strange noises and se cret doings. Who ever dreamed till one of onr sleepless neighbors told ns of if, of that walpurgis gathering of birds and beasts of prey—foxes and owls, and crows and eagles, that come from all the country on monnshiny nights to crush the clams and muscles, and pick the eyes of dead fi-lies that the stem had thrown up? Onr old mother Nature lias pleasant and cheery tones enough for us when she comes to us in her dress of blue and gold over the eastern bill-tops; but when she follows up stairs to our beds in her suit of black velvet and dia monds, every crack of her sandals and every whisper of her lips is full of mystery and fear -.-Atlantic Monthly. Folly of Pride. —Take some quiet, sober moment of life, add together the two ideas of pride and man. Be hold him, creature of a span, stalking through infinite space in all the grandeur of idleness. Perched on a speck of the universe, every wind of heaven strikes into his blood the coldness of death ; his soul floats from bia body like melody from the string ; day and night, like dust on the wheel, lie is rolled in the heavens, through a labyrinth of worlds, and all creations of God are flam ing above and beneath. Is this a creature to make for himself a crown of glory, to deny his own flesh, to mock his fellow, sprang from that dust to which both will re turn ? Does the proud man not err? Does lie not die? When he reasons, is he not often stopped by difficulties? When he acts, is he never tempted by pleasure ? When he lives, is he free from pain ? When he dies, can he escape the commot grave? Pride is the heritage of man ; humility should dwell with frailty and atone for ignor ance, error and imperfection.— Sidney Smith. Astronomical Clock, — There is in the town of Nan tucket, Mass, an astronomical clock made by Hon. Walter Folger, when he was only twenty two years of age. The plan of the whole machinery of the clock was matured and completed in his mind before he commenced to put it together. It keeps the correct date of the year, and the figures change as the year changes. The sun ami the moon, represented by balls, appear to rise and set on the (ace of the clock, with all their variations and phases as in the heavens. It also indicates the sun's place in the ecliptic, keeps an account of the motion of the moon’s nodes around the ecliptic, the sun's and moon’s declina tion. The wheel that keeps the date of the yeai revolves around once in one hundred years. It remains still ten years, and after that time starts regularly one notch. This clock is considered, by those who have witnessed its performance, to be one of the greatest specimens of mechanical ingenuity in the country, requiring not only mechanical skill, but a perfect knowledge of astronomy. When the inventor died a few years since, it “ ran down,” and no one could be found to adjust the parts. One of his sons, a clocktnaker by trade, studied upon it for two years, and after making a vast amount of math ematical calculations finally regulated its motions, so that now its pendulum swings in its regular arc. The inventor also, when fifty four years of age constructed a reflecting telescope, by which he was enabled to discov er spots on the planet Venus. Mr. Folger never attend ed school but a few months to learn the rudiments of learning, but he possessed superior natural abilities, a mind that thirsted for information, and uncommon pow ers of application and perseverance. A scientific man who is conversant with the leading minds of tie conn try, in speaking of him, said he was the greatest mathe matician he ever saw. Something worth Knowing.— Under this head the Cincinnati Commercial says; A day or two since a workman, descending a well which had been excavated on Barr street, was overpowered by the noxious gas, and became insensible. A Ught was let down, and as imme diately extinguished fvom the same cause, when one of bis comrades proposed to descend to his assistance, but was prevented by the foreman, who wisely remarked that one man could he rescued more easily than a couple.— As speedily a** possible he procured a quantity of un slacked lime, which he cast into the pit, and then dashed down a pail of water. The good effect was evident in a brief space of time, for a pull at the rope was felt, and 1 the man wa r A drawn to the surface, having fortunately ' escaped any ill consequences from the remedy which had 1 been used, to dispel the carbonic acid gas. jbO- Young America is here all over. Little Tommy T is flve years old. He was in a musing mood the other day, and his mother asked him what he was thinking about “ Oh,” said he, “ I was thinking of old tints." [NO. 48.