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THE SIERRA CITIZEN. PUBLISHED a MwiIEVHU EVERY SATURDAY MORMK6. —«T— --n . ■•■« Uh *T. L. Bui. omci IN THE POOTOFFICB BDILDIKO. DOWNHEVILLK. TMMMS - IBmlfllw Oiw year, to city artgirikin.la advance... 96 06 Owe year, by mail Kl«p>m, in advance... ft 00 ItXMHki. .%. ft 00 Maileeopica 9ft RATES OF ADVERTISING— HqlfSqaare of five lines, first Insertion S 00 4* 4* more thao one Insertion, eaeh 1 00 Oneftqaare,firstinsertion ; 8 00 do more then one Insertion, eech 1 SO *wau Notices—Twenty-five per cent, edrence on ebore retes. MOKB, OMN, HAND-BILLS, LBOAL BLANKS, end other de scriptions of Job Printing executed with despatch, end on terms ac cording with the times. AGENTS FOR THE CITIZEN: THOMAS BOTCB.Cor. Washington A Montgomery sts.Sax Pnaxctsco. A. RANDAL A OO D street, (near Post O (Bee). Masts villi. A. O. CHAPMAN .Camftosvillr. ®v*» *OfiWm Cox's Bab. A'lrsK' * Boxbka City. O-M BT«|JUM ........... Caatß'D ;yrowiu . MABTSmLE ADVERTISEMENTS. JACOB LEVY, M arysrtlle. CHARLES LEVY, Ban Francisco. JACOB & CHARLES LEVY. TO MOUNTAIN MERCHANTS. VE ABE BEADY TO SELL YOU TOUB FALL GOODS, IN MARYSVILLE, AT SAN FRANCISCO PRICES! WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE! Famished in part, with a LARGE ASSORTMENT of CLOTHING, especially adapted to the wants of the Mountain Merchants, which ws art now selling at SAN FRANCISCO PRICKS I We can boast of the best-selected stock of CLOTHING, FANCY GOOD#, BOOTS AND SHOES, DUCK, Ac., ever offered for sale in this city. Harwood's Long and Short Robber Boots—a large stock con stantly on band; also a splendid stock of BLANKETS; Lawrence and Pilot Pack, of every No., offered at San Francisco prices. SHEETINGS, DRILLINGS, BATS, CAPS and TRUNKS. We have the beat and largest stock of these articles ever imported in our market, and at prices that a ill make our customers open their eyes. Now, Merchants of the Hills, for your own good, call and exam ine for yourselves before purchasing elsewhere, and yon will find that ws undersell any house in Marysv He. 87-tf JACOB A CHARLES LEVY. Eagle Hat Manufactory. D STREET, MARYSVILLE. rpHE largest assortment of HATS and CAPS In the State is to HTI 1 be foond at the EAGLE HAT MANUFACTORY, D Streeljli, between First and Second, Marysville. MOLRSKIN, OTTER, BEAVER, PERUVIAN and PELT HATS, of the FINEST QUALITY. LADIES' RIDING HATS and CHILDREN’S HATS and CAPS, of ALL TUB MW STYLES. |9 Hats and Caps, of all kinds, made to oeobb. All descriptions of Hats clbaeed in the most approved manner, gw All orders from customers abroad promptly attended to. New Goods becbived bv btkbt Stbamee. Hay 48,1857. JAMBS L. DALEY, I D Street, Marysville. oris * co. . CORNER OF E AND SECOND STREETS, MABYSTILLE, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, 375 LIQUORS, FLOUR, GRAIN, Ac., Ac., Ac., OFFKB FOR SALE LOW, BARRELS CRUSHED SUGAR, SS hegabsads New Orleans SUGAR, 9SO mats China No. 1 SUGAR, 160 bbit. Clear and Meaa PORK, 690 V bbU. Clear and Mess PORK, 40 bossheads BACON, 660 eases Jewell A Harrison LARD, 890 bbU. Billings and Brins HAMS. 460 firkins choice June BUTTER, 880 boxes CANDLES. 9,687 boxes ASSORTED CASE GOODS, 960 boxes Black and Green TEAS, 890 bags Rio and Java COFFEE, 986 X casks Assorted BRANDIES, 180 mls. Assorted WHISKY, 9,600 mate China No. 1 RICE, bb “ nsxaUud K Gsilogo FLOUR, 660 bags White and Bros BEANS, 960 jtfbbls. DRIED APPLES, Oregon HAMS, BACON, and SHOULDERS. T.P. eTISACO, Comer of Band Second Streets, Marysville. t-tf STEEL, See. CONSISTING IN PART OF Refdßar Iron, Swedes do. Hammered do. do. do. Hoop do. Galvanised do. Russia do. flhoo Shapes, Nail Rods, Spike Bods, Oast Steal, Milan Steel, Plow Steel, Spring Stem, Sheet Steel, German Steal. and Coal, Cumberland For sale by 18 8m Bellows, Forge Backs, Anvils, Vices, Tire Bcidtfii Screw Plates, Sledges Carriage Springs, Seat Springs, Wagon Boxes, Carriage Bolts, Horse Nafli, Borax, Nuts and Washne, CoB Chain, Corking Steel, SELBY St CO., 99 and 94 B Street, Marysville. Tinsmiths* Stock. QOMBUTINO IN PART OF «n Plate, Banealin, itei bon. Copper Copper, ad Copper. r With a tell 111 Pot Covers, Pall Covers. Tea Kettle Breast, Tinned Rivets, Black Rivets, Copper Rivets, Beiar* Soft Solder, it of TtiumiUu’ Tools. For sals by SELBT Sl CO m ® end 96 B Street, Marysville. Brut floods. QOmUTOQ IN PART OF Hoes Coopting, RaeUng Cooks, BMCaeta, Bottling Cooks, at as* TWS •ate by V«R ta. Gauge 99and SAB StmeL* Win u A FPU..AB is ire OFBRIGHT WIRE, ANNEALED Wit* -Wire Capper Wire, BmmAWlru. For SELBY A SSaadM B Street, Sited MOO. SO ,rBMm6, for sale bp IS tea -MtedOt B Street, 00. Fnano. Uin FORCE AMD LOT PUMPO, fsresle fay ivv BXLBY M COi, US* „ ■ 99and94 B Street,Mary.fills. 99 and 94 B Sirs si, MarysvdW. 11l DOWNIEVILLE, SIERRA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 18.1860. ' At e meeting of Urn Democratic State Central Coasmittee, held at Saesemanto, Wednesday, January 18th, 1880, it mas That a State Convention of the Democratic Party be eaUsddo msstat Sacramento,on Tharaday the EKh day of February, a. », 1880. at 18 x., for the purpose of electing Delegates to represent the inthe National Oonvention.toho held at Charleston, 8.C., on *ewfsetL*T hat UmbaaU of ißprseafstion in said State Conven tion bo one Delegate for each county; one Delegate for every two hundred votes: and one for every one hundred (and over) votes on State ticket—tUing the highest vote for any one in each county east at tbs last general election. Mr. By land from a committee previously appointed, reported the following number of Delegates for each county, which was unani mously adopted: Higheit Vote. Apportionment. Alameda Uthjm 1M» ,« Amador Findley BWB 11 Butte Latham Mlft 11 Calaveras Latham 8810 II Contra Costa Findley 844 5 Colusa Moulder 062 * Del Norte.„ Fairfax. 406 8 £1 Dorado. •••••• ~,Findley-......8U4..... .......1T Fre5n0•••••••.......Latham......• 808. 8 Humboldt Burch 400 8 Klamath Moulder 62# 4 Los Angeles. Fairfax IMT...- 11 Marin..............F5ir15x ....... 000............ 4 Mariposa .Moulder J 497............ 8 Mendocino Findley.•• ... 73#............ 5 Merced ...*.... .Findley 287. S I Monterey Moulder 408 8 Napa.... .....Latham 810 .5 Nevada.. Findley 8686 T 9 ‘ Placer Findley 9891 14 Plumas Findley 880...... 5 Sacramento Find1ey.......8800 20 San Benardino Brooks 084 4 San Diego Moulder 268 2 San Francisco. Findley 4809 20 San Joaquin Latham 1806 10 San Luis Obispo M0u1der....... 300, 8 San Mateo Findley 484 8 Santa Barbara ..Moulder 444 8 Santa Clara... Findley 1406 8 Santa Crus Latham 496 3 Shasta Latham 1406..... 8 Sierra Findley 2919 16 Siskiyou Latham 2109 IS Solano Findley 1270 7 Sonoma... Moulder 1998 11 Stanislaos Latham 389 8 Sutter Findley 704...: 0 Tehama .'.Findley 771 0 Tulare Fairfax 627 5 Trinity Latham 1280 7 Tuolumne Latham 8728 20 Yolo Findley 779 5 Yuba Findley 2528 14 Mr. Sose, of Amador, submitted the following resolution, which was adopted: BtiUved, That we recommend to the various County Committees the adoption of the following test for ths qualification of voters at the primary elections: That none shall participate in the primary elections except those who voted for a majority of the regular Dem ocratic State ticket, of which Milton S. Latham was at the head, at the last general election. On motion, the above was ordered te be published in the “ Daily Democratic Standard,” with request that the Democratic papers throughout the State should copy the same. * J. F. HOGB, Chairman. . W. J. Hooted, Secretary. BUSINESS CARDS. ALANSON SMITH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, DOWNIEVILLE, SIEBRA COUNTT. (A Office, at the end of Durgan Bridge. tf WM. M. STEWART, ATTORNEY AT LAW DOWNIEVILLE. 4-tf HARRY I. THORNTON, JR., Attorney and Counselor at Law. Orncr oh Coc»t-IIoue« fQCiU, DOWNIEVILLE. 8 O. B. TTI.BR, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, to Wm UMNBttc Court House, DOWNIEVILLE, Sierra County, Cai. 10 WILL CAMPBELL, Attorney at Xjaw, Office oh Coubt-Hocse Squab*, DOWNIEVILLE. KIRKPATRICK A BALDWIN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office opposite to the Codbt House, 28-tf DOWNIEVILLE. H. B. Coes nr, Downieville. G. W. Shultz, La Porte. COSBITT A SHULTZ, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, . Will attend to alt business entrusted to them in the Seventeenth Jodi- cial District. Office i> Dowhieville, a* the eho of Dune ah Budge. 89 J. A JOHNSON CREED RAYMOND. JOHNSON & HAYMOND, Attorneys At Xiaw, LA PORTE, Sibbba Cochtt, Cal. 48tf J. R. PLUNKETT, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Court House Square, Downieville, Tbakcis J. Ddhh.... Job* Caldwell. DUNN A CALDWELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, TT7ILL PRACTICE la all the Cart, of the 17th JedlcUl Cimict, V V and the Supreme Court of the State of California. Residence, Nevada City. Deo. 14th, 1868. 46-tf SI. P. BROWN, Attorney at Law. CHIPS' FLAT, SIERRA COUNTY. aetf WC# IS* D*} Physician and Snrgeon, BRANDY CITY. REVERENCES:—Dra. Lepbveb and Wathah, and LL. Godfrey, Forest City; JouO.Pall andW.T.Blue, Marysville; and 8. Tatlob, Brandy City. 46-Am J. H. WAYMAN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, POREBT CITY. 89-tf I. E. JAMES County Surveyor, Rbsidehcb—Downieville. Office in the Court Home, Durgan Wat. l-8m Randal Sc Co., NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING AGENCY, D Street, Bear the PmHHIIm, nvaxyerllle. AGENTS for the Saa Prandaeo and Sacramento Daily, Weakly and Steamer Newspaper*. Also, AQRHTB FOB THE “SIERRA CmZEH," AND OTHMM CALIFORNIA NMWBFAFMMB, priß order* promptly attended to. A. BADLAH, REAL ESTATE BROKER, And Newspaper Agent, I Advertising tonev. N. B. Comer Hoßtfomry on* WathiagtoE SU., /, SAN FRANCISCO. a|SdlwhM>|ptlmn rewired hr the following Herald, i tulip SenttneL Ji SaaJoae; Union Dues mat, tenon; Record, OrovtUe; Mariposa taOnu Jacksonville, O. T.; •.OrefenCttyJ)^ tea* Ha pewm the lowest rate*. t-if tfrfOß, Be* fraaelsee. State Coßvealloß. CALIFORNIA, BV BAYARD TAYLOR. Ob, fair young land, the youngest, fairest far, Of which the world can boast. Whose guardian planet, Evening’s silver star Illumes thy golden coast V. How art thou conquered, tamed In all thy pride Of savage beauty still! How fought, O panther of the splendid hide, To know thy master’s wfft! No more thou sittest on tby tawney bills. In indolent repose ; Or pour’st the crystal of a thousand rills Down from tby house of scows. But where the wild oats wrapped thy knees in gold The plowman drives his share ; And where through canons deep, thy streams are rolled, The miner’s arm is bare I Tet in thy lap, thus rudely rent and torn, A nobler seed shall be— Mother of mighty men ; thou shall not mourn Tby lost virginity! Thy human children shall restore the grace Gone with tby fallen pines; The wild, barbaric beauty of thy face Shall round to eUssio tans*! And Order; Justice, Social Law shall curb Tby untamed energies; And Art and Science, with their dreams superb, Replace thine ancient ease 1 The marble, sleeping in thy mountains now, Shall live in sculptures rare ; Thy native oak shall crown the sage’s brow, Thy bay the poet’s hair! Thy tawny hills shall bleed tby purple wine. Thy valleys yield their oil; And Music, with her eloquence divine Persuade tby sons to toil! Till Hesper, as he trims his silver beam, No happier land shall see ; And Earth shall find her old Arcadian dream Restored again in thee! “ A Hundred Years to Come.» Where will be the birds that sing, A hundred years to come T The flowers that now in beauty spring, A hundred years to come? The rosy lip, The lofty brow, The heart that beats So gaily now ? Oh! Where will be love’s beaming eye, Joy’s pleasant smiles and sorrow’s sigh, A hundred years to come ? Who’ll press for gold this crowded street, A hundred years to come ? Who’ll tread yon church with willing feet, A hundred years to come? We all within our graves shall sleep, A hundred years to come! No living soul for us will weep, A hundred years to come! But other men Our lands will till, And others then Our streets will All! While other birds will sing as gay, As bright the sunshine as to day, A hundred years to come! —National Intelligencer. How THF! Moons AND SPANIARDS JBOHT. —Onihf 25tb, at five o'clock VkjgU the Spanish camp, four companies of XUasseiirs marched toward Sierra de Bullone to reconnoitre. Sud denly upward of five hundred Moors were seen rapidly advancing. These were followed soon by others, and al together they amounted to four thousand. The Span iards immediately fired, causing great havoc among the enemy, but seeing they were coming on with great alac rity, Echague ordered an attack with the bayonet, when the Moors divided themselves into two bodies, one to re sist the charge of (he Spanish infantry, the other to at tack the redoubt that bad been built a few hours before. The first body was completely routed at the charge of the Castillian Chasseurs, and fled in confusion toward the mountains. The other body was more numerous, and their fire was concentrated exclusively on the de fenders of the redoubt. Echague ordered a square to be formed; and at the impetuous charge of the Moors, the soldiers of the square retired. The enemy, imagining that they were flying, rushed impetuously against the square, which, opening itself on a sudden, disclosed a battery. More than two hundred Moors perished. An other division oame then, and prevented the Moors from escaping. The fight became a horrid butchery; the Moors threw away their muskets and fought with their peculiar long daggers, called gumias. The Spanish sol diers found themselves quite at home in this sort of struggle. They also threw away their rifles and seized their navajas. Nothing could equal the ferocity of the combatants. My friend says it is quite impossible to form an adequate idea of this fight. One Spanish soldier slew three Moors with his knife, and yet he had his face dreadfully cot by the gumias. Many bad their entrails hanging on their legs, and went on more fiercely than ever. Not a shot was then to be heard. Spanish artil lerymen, chasseurs, and even officers, were fighting knife in band. Two hundred Moors were killed in savage com bat, and nearly a thousand fearfully wounded. The Spanish loss was also very great. Pekin.— A recent traveler, speaking of the Chinese city of Pekin, and the first impressions a stranger re ceives on entering within the wall, says : Once be has passed under the ponderous northern gate, measured the thickness of the stupendous wall, and is fairly in Pekin, he will be entirely bewildered. All before him is a con fused and dusty mass of colors—men, males, cabs, hun dreds of camels with their weary Mongols, in their once red gowns, enthroned and fast asleep on their high sum mit ; an immensity of wide, perfectly straight and end less streets ; a living ocean of degraded beggars, of cooks, barbers, blind men beating upon kettle-drums, orators delivering speeches ftbdbjrMght afcarleft, bril liant shops, cafes, and hotels, surmounted by long poles of all colors, wooden walls beautifully carved and gilt all ever. In fact it is a scene so unique in the world that nodream could ever be so eccentric. Schuttl, it appears, is a wit as well as a prophet. A high personage asked him what he thought of Russia. He answered that it was a great country, with such mar vellous rich cities and grand monuments he could not understand how so great account should be made of the conquest of a few hamlets in tleir mountains. The Grand Hoke Constantine received him in his marble pal aoein St Petersburg. Sebamyl was much struck with the beauty of the Grand Duchess, and asked the Grand Duke if all his children were by her. On leaving, Con stantine gave him a richly-bound copy of the Koran. At the Governor’s ball at Kharkovie—the first ball Sebamyl had seen—he waa much impressed with the beauty of the ladies. He was asked how he was pleased, jnd,replied: “ Ton will not go to Paradise: voa have fentooearth a more beautiful Paradise thaafcahommed had ynssnlsed ns In heaven. -♦,** Ports PniK.—The Rooky Mountain News is the of a Journal issued at Pike's PeelCTtbe edltorln answer to a correspondent says: ref ■ The mines are turning out the NNehest In ‘the world. The recent discoveries on the waters of Colorado, west of the South Park, and some 151 to 200 mike west of this city, are very rich. Svanmau am Insaairr.—Dr. Brigham, the late *?■*»- “yi **“■>»» awtopwr. 2 1 * cariosity as any ; h * deemed that tithe Aaylnm in XJtlea he had seen all of Shaksneare’s “I* wSsSmoc,” he says, ** that although nearly two ceuturiee and a-half have paamd since Shakspeare wrote fine this: we Senator RlrkpatrtcWa Revenue BUI. The following excellent article On Mr. Kirkpatrick’s Revenue Bill, is from the San Francisco National: An investigating mind, who would gather a correct idea of chaos, bad better take a glance at our State Revenue Laws. The book of Genesis bints at a chaotic state of matter ere the Spirit of God breathed upon the waters. In the mode proposed, the philosopher will find illustration and fall exemplification. Commencing with the year 1850, each subsequent Leg islature has been involving our re veno* system with ad ditional crudities and incongruities It has now swollen into a contradictory mass of meaningless absurdity.— The pioneer roadsman of the tropics has much difficulty in enforcing a straight passage by hewing away the tall tree and removing the dense copse-wood. Our Courts have equal labor in enforcing a pathway for those en gaged in (he administration of the the Revenue Laws.— The way is choked with rank vegetation of unmeaning and discordant statutes, confusedly heaped upon each other, like the soiled garments in Falstaff’s basket. The Tax Collector stands in more need of an erudite legal adviser than a mettlesome maid of a stout husband. Armed, as he fancies, with most salient instruction, he ventures upon the exercise of his office. The reluctant tax payer launches upon his devoted head a fierce in junction. Then comes the heavy, and grating, and slow machinery of careless and indolent Courts. They grope their way with as much difficulty as the traveler through a Scotch mist. Scarcely 1 is a point adjudicated upon and clarified, than an ensuing Legislature mystifies and dark ens it. The Tax Collector, after wading through the forty pages of the so-called Revenue Laws, is as con fused and obtuse in regard to his duties, as was Nicode mus of old of the second-birth. The legal fraternity are familiar with the state of things we have depicted, and are jubilant over it, for it gorges their pockets. The Revenue Laws, as at present unfolded upon the statuto ry page, are a cumbrous and oppressive and inefficient and dissonant mass of legislation. They release the Tax Col lector from all liability for neglect of duty. They screen the dishonest from contribution to the pecuniary snpport of the State. They mulct the honest to a limitless ex tent for the same purpose. They do enstite most ample benefit for those engaged in the collection of taxes. To secure the office of county Tax Collector is to be dash ing along upon the highway of wealth with flying steeds and in a golden-wheeled curricle. A proper bill for the avoidance of the manifest errors and crudities we have enumerated was before the last session of tbe Legislature. The scheme proposed was not the fanciful invention of a political theorist. Tbe mover of tbe measure had made State Revenue a sub ject of long and earnest and deep thougbt. He had weighed tbe matter in all its phases and ramifications.— From a compilation of the various revenue systems in vogue throughout the different States of our Union, and the adjudications of the several Courts thereon, he ex tracted a most admirable model for our own adoption.— Simple yet comprehensive, it was complete in all its de tails, It left not a peg for the most illiterate Assessor or Tax Collector on which to hang a loop of donbt. A distinguishing feature in tbe proposed system was the biennial election of revenue officers in revenue districts composed of one or more townships, who, from local in formation, would effectually assess and collect every farthing due the Treasury. For tbe tediousness and complexity of our present revenue laws, the Senator from Sierra sought to substitute clearness and brevity.— Around tbe pcculative spirit and pecuniary irresponsi bility of the revenue shark, he endeavofed to throw a protecting chock. He would visit the rapacity and dis honesty of revenue officials with severe and summary punishment. Kirkpatrick's bill should have received tbe immediate and unanimous support of the Legislature of 1859. It did pass the body, of which its mover was a member, by a large majority. It received its quietus in the Lower House—and how ? There may be an impression afloat among thje unsophisticated of our State, that our law snaking Undies arc controlled hy elevated principle ! As soon as the news was diffused that Kirkpatrick’s bill was upon the eve of passage, a horde of strange faces hovered about the Capitol. Upon those faces were painted the lines of deep anxiety. The bodies of these men were sleek and oily, for they had rioted upon ex orbitant fees, and feasted off official fat. These stran gers, so sudden in their affection for legislators, so pro fuse in disbursement of coin, were the Assessors and Tax Collectors of the State. Their vocation was in danger. They had hurried from savannah and woodland, from deep canyon and mountain top, as affrighted wolves.— Then commenced this horrid barter of soul and integrity. The Senator from Sierra, “ like an eagle in a dovecote,” had *• fluttered your Voices in Carioli ’’—had, in fact, exposed their extortions and plunderings. Thus was de feated, for a time, the best scheme ever devised for the honest and safe collection of the revenue of the State. — The bill is again before our Legislature. We trust that its projector will not be disheartened from renewed ef forts by previous defeat. The tax-payer in this city and elsewhere in our State, gives him a beart-beckon to renewed and earnest exertion. It is a measure fraught with more good to the commonwealth of California than all the schemes that bad agitated our legislative bodies from our State organization. We bid Senator Kirkpat lick God-speed with his Revenue Bill. Measuring the Hiqht op Trees.— A correspondent, says the Horticulturist, asks how to find the bight of trees, etc. The following plan is the ne plus ultra of simplicity : Cut a triangular board to an angle of 45 ° ; support the base of it ou a stick at the bight of your eye, placing a common level along its base, to keep it horizontal. Then walk away from the tree, taking the whole apparatus with you, till your eye, looking along the sloping side, strikes the topmost twig. The dis tance from your stick to the tree’s base, measured along the ground, is the total bight of the tree, N. B. A clever fellow will see how to make a plummet and line do instead of a level. Public Schools. —The report of the Superintendent of the San Francisco Schools shows that there are 13,858 children of all ages in that city, of whom 7,767 are be tween the ages of four and eighteen. Of these, 6,091 have been taught in the public schools by seventy four teachers, of whom fifty-six are females. There are six teen school buildings under the direction of the Board of Education, of which they own but four. The entire ex penses of the department during the past year amounted to $121,732 77. Thb Talmud.— This is a collection of Jewish writings, embodying the Old Testament and voluminous commen taries, completed about the close of the second century by a Rabbi, who was occupied in its composition forty years. There are two Talmuds—one belonging to Jeru salem, the other to Babylon. The Talmud of Babylon is the one meant when the work is quoted by Hebrews. It contains roles for every possible contingency in life. Pope Gregory IX destroyed twenty cart loads of the Talmud, and a succeeding Pontiff caused 12,000 to b« burned. The book on parchment contains about six thousand leaves. Th* Soul’s Instinct.— ln the beautiful drama of lon, the Instinct of immortality, so eloquently uttered by the death-devoted Greek, finds a deep response in every thoughtful soul. When about to yield his young exist ence as a sacrifice to fate, bis beloved Clemantbe asks if they shall not meet again, to which he replies: “ I have asked that question of the hills that look eternal—of the clear streams that flow forever—of the stars, among whose fields of asure my raised spirit bath walked in glory. All were dumb. But while I gaze upon thy liv ing face, I feel that there is something in the love that mantles through its beauty that cannot wholly perish. We shall meet again, Glemanthe.” Jlubdbr and Suicid* Dr Nnw Tom.—The total num ber of murders committed in New York city in 1859, is fifteen—an increase of five over those of 1858 ; homi cides, forty-four—an increase of fourteen over those of 1858; and suicides, seventy-seven—an increase of ten over those of 1858. St. Louis. —Two thousand five hundred and forty-two 'buildings were erected since the beginning of the pres ent. year, at a cost of $7,000,000. So says a paper of that'clty. Ikcuasb.— The Philadelphia census shows a pppola tion of SBO,OOO, an increase of 274,238 since lIOK - Logic Necessary to Women. —The following extract front the “Ladies’ Department ” of the California Far mer, suggests the importance of the study of logic to women; | “ The proper development and legitimate use of the i scolding propensity are indispensable balanos-wbeels in | the domestic relation; and a woman who understands ; the tactics,-or the ‘‘philosophy” of scolding, can always gain the victory. Bat, unfortunately, as fow women understand the law of scolding as there art who know and have studied the law of being good wives and moth ers. The illiterate mode of wrong use of scolding ta despicable iu itself and deleterious in its effects, as is ■ abuse of a good thing. Women sseld at random; they fire their guns as ill-trained camhatanta in battle, re gardless of the enemy’s position, or whom they may hit —the right one, the wrong one, or any one at all. They are not sure of anything, only that the gnu goes oft Women should scold philosophically, from cause or effect, by induction and deduction. If this could be adopted, what a conglomerated noite for nothing would be dis pensed with! ” May Heaven preserve us from a tongue so trained 1 Smiles.— The mouth has been quaintly eallsd tbs throne of smiles, and smiles are said to be all slaters ; yet how little do they all resemble each other I Some are simple, ingenious, modest and honest; others are tender, winning and voluptuous ; others are lively, gay, petulant or witty ; and olßlft mlicfiferohs, aattHitf er scornful. Of all these lovely or mischievous companions of the lips, the half smile is by far the moat lovely. Wa take the liberty of bestowing this name upon the virgin smile, which shows itself with such timidity, which peeps forth with such grace, and. which dare not, as it would seem, completely expand itself—the smile, if ws may say so, which is not so mnch a smile as the desire of smiling. The half smile is the charming symbol of In nocence and candor, the emblem of virtue and of pleas ure, simple, natural and unsophisticated. The foil formed smile, however, is but little inferior to its young er sister ; somewhat less retiring and timid, it speaks with more spirit to the heart, and the expression being more complete, tends to make it, perhaps, still dearer to the admirers of beauty. The smile, when ingenious, it perhaps one of the most powerful charms of beauty. Its language is most expressive ; mute indeed, bat eloqaent. It is by a smite that bashful beauty approves an avowal which her tongue opposes, but with which her heart is flattered. How many conquests have been made by a graceful smile I - Flowers. —Of all the minor creations of God, flowers seem to be most completely the effusions of bis love of beauty, grace and joy. Of all the minor objects which surround us, they are the least connected with our ab solute necessities. Vegetation might proceed, the earth might be clothed with a sober green ; all the processes of fructification might be perfected without being attended by the glory with which the flower is crowned : but beauty and fra grance are poured over the earth in blossoms of endless varieties, radiant evidences of the boundless benevolence of the Deity. They are made solely to gladden the heart of man, for a light to biaeyes, for a living inspira tion of grace to his spirit, for a perpetual admiration. The Greeks, whose souls pre-eminently sympathised with the spirit of grace and beauty in everything, were enthusiastic in their love, and lavish in their use of flow ers. They scattered them in the porticoes of their tem ples, they were offered ou the altars of some of their deities—they were strewed in their conqueror’s peth— on all occasions of festivity and rejoicing they were strewn about, or worn in garlands. The guests at banquets were crowned with them—the bowl was wreathed with them; and whenever they wish ed to show beauty, and to express gladness, like sun shine, they cast flowers.— W. Howitt. A Fbiexd.— Ob ? the blessing it is to have.ft friend to whom one Can speak fearlessly on any subject, with whom one’s dearest, as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Ob, the inex pressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pour ing them right out, just as they are, chaff and grain to gether, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, aud then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. —A Lift for a Life. The Duke of Welliogton giving- orders one day daring the Peninsular campaign, for a battalion to at tempt a rather dangerous enterprise—the storming of one of the enemy’s batteries of St. Sebastian—compli mented the officer by saying that his regiment was the first in this world. “ Yes,” replied the officer, leading on his men, " and before yonr lordship’s orders are final ly executed, it will probably be the first in the next” A Prolific Nation.— A Southern paper thinks it would be hard to find anywhere more lawyers, doctors, colonels, captains, majors and squires, more legislators, and laws less understood, more migratory population, more half-cooked biscuit, harder corndodgers, less care for expenses, more regard for females, more go aheada tiveness, more Bibles and more Novels, more religion and more devils, more cleverness and liberality, more real independence, wilder oxen, more politeness and gawkiness, more dangerous steamboats, onsafer banks, more pitching horses and awkward dances, than in our beloved and honored United States.” pSf' Sheridan beautifully said : “ Women govern ns, let us render them perfect; the more they are unenlight ened, so much the more shall we be. On the cultiva tion of the mind of women, depends the wisdom of men. It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men. Upon a traveler telling Gen. Doyle, an Irishman, that he had been where the bugs were so large and powerful that two of them could drain a man’s blood in one night, the General replied: “My good sir, we have the same animals in Ireland, but they are called humbugs.” "Perhaps Brother Jonathan does carry bis hands in his pockets,” said a drawling Tankee in dispute with an Englishman, " but the difference between him and' John Bull is, that Brother Jonathan has bis bands in bis own pockets, while John Bull has his in somebody else’s.” pB" All eyes survey upon the coffin the records of name, of sex, of age, and the day of departure from earth—records how useless! and dropped into darkness as if messages addressed to worms. pB Humanity is a flower that prospers most when planted on the rich soil of a noble and great mind. pßh. preacher lately said in his sermon, “ let women remember while putting on their profuse, and expensive attire, how narrow are the gates of Paradise.” pB It is complained of Sbakspeare that he unneces sarily murdered Hamlet. But the Dane has been amply avenged; a great many Hamlets bavs murdered Sbak speare. pB If we commit small faults to day without regret, we shall commit greater ones to-morrow. Myriads of virtues and flowers have bloomed and passed away unseen. The sweetness of both have passed up to Heaven. pB The earth is a tender and kind soother to the husbandman ; and yet at one season he always bacrowe her bosom, and at another he plucks her ears. Tn path of falsehood is a perplexing maae.— Blair. Prentice thinks the horse that is generally the most expensive to the owner and gambols with him into most difficulties, is the hobby-horse. pB It is just one century since the first cotton plant was introduced into the United States. pß* If dull weather affects you, marry a warm heart ed girl, and make sunshine for yourself. Pechetoss will find this preferable to billiards or bnrgnndy. pßTht most delicious pleasure consists In promoting that of others. pfß Tire and sword are bnt slow engines of destruc tion in comparison with the babbler. [NO. 3.