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Boise Nous. PVBI.ISHXB EvJtRT SATURDAT EvKMNO, »T T. J k J S. BUTLER, Editor* mid Proprietors. T.3R MS INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. RATES or SUBSCRIPTION l One year........;.;...................$12 00 Six months..... .j....................... 700 Three months .... j..................... 400 Single copies.....i........................ 50 KATKS 1»r AOVKRTISINO: For one insertion «ne sqnare...............$5 one *q.(ten line-Or less) four insertions... $8 •j ear A!i advertisements of half cclnmn ormore he inserted bjjf special contract. IW Advertisements, to insure insertion, mus bo handed in as eiirlv as Monday, nnd the nurn ber of insertions desired should be noted on the margin Official Directory. [Territorial capital, for the present, at Lewiston.] Governor, Willi aw H. Wallace Sec. of the Territory , William. B. Daniels Ter. Aud tor, B.F. Lambkin V. S. Marshal, ...... Pavnk. Boise County—Bannock City, County Seat. Probate Judge, 1Hat A tty., Auditor, NUeiaff, Treasurer, Assessor, County Commissioners, L Dantel McLArsni-ix. Geo. C. Houoa. W. R. Underwood. S. PivxHAM. T. C. Kki.lak J. Judo*. ( Frank Moore, -(J. Smith, and (M. Murphy. Bannock Precinct. Justice of the Peace, Charles Walker. Placerville Precinct. Justice of the Peace, Thos. H. Strinoiiam. ei & RELIGIOUS NOTICES. Rev. Father A. Z. Poulin will hold divine service yAt the new Catholic Church, corner Commercial "treet and East Hill, every Sunday , at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Rev. Ludwig Gift preaches in Jackson's Hall, on Montgomery street, next door to McAuliffs store, every Sunday; at 11 A.M. Rev. Father T. Mespiie will hold divine service at half-past 9 A. M.,and vespers at three o'clock P, M., every Sunday, at the upper end of Main street, Centerville, until further notice. DU. A. J. HOGG, (Lute of t he j United States Army.) B A NNOjCK C 1 T Y, I. T., PECIAL ATTENTION given to diseases of women and children. Off'cs at Ohipman's I'm.'Store. Resideircc, East Hill. n7-3m s A. HIED. | J. CUMMINS. HEED & CUMMINS. COUNSELORS AND ATTORNEYS AT LAW Bannock City, Boise County, I. T. •3L. Office ea-it sikfe of Main. street, between Connm rciul-and JTVHulu streets. Gold and SilYer Mining Company. H EED a CUMMINS, of Bannock City, are agents for the BANNOCK GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY. Persons who have interests in quartz lodes, will do well to sail at our office end take stock. »7-tf ALSssirf diMraos, WALL STREET, :A H O V E MAIN STREET G OLD ANI) SILVER, and Ores of every rie script ion, assayed and returns made in four hours. n7-3in ROSSI & RCBIE DR. L. WILLIS, Surgeon awi Onitist, Offise on Main St., Opposite International Hotel. Call and examine his specimens of new work. o Drs. Raymond & Betts. Physicians and Surgeons. FFICE in the rear of A. A. Mix's Drug Store. Montgomery street; Bannock City. Sign of the Mortar. TITHE undersigned has on hand and iscon I stantly receiving a full and well select- ^ etf stock of Drugs. Medicines, Chemicals, j Faints, Oils, Varnishes, Ac. To which lie 4 respectfully calls the attention of the citizens of Bannock mid vicinity, N.B. Physicians' prescriptions carefully prepared. A. A. MIX. Chemist and Drugist, 13m Opposite Wells, Fargo & Co.'s GEO. I. GILBERT, GEO. C. noUGU GILBERT & HOUGH. the a GILBERT & HOUGH. A TTORNEYS AT LA W. OFFICE—Main Street, Bannock City, I. T. Beptemoer 2-Stli. 1863. ltf daniel McLaughlin. Attorney and Counselor at Law. TT7TLL attend to all Legal matters entrusted to W his care. Collections made and remittances •arefully and promptly returned. Main Street below Wall, Bannock City. ltf F. MILLER, Attorney and Counselor at Law. P ROMPT attention paid to all professional bus iness entrusted to his care. Charges reasou Bannock City, September 29th, 1863. ltf a. o. swift. J. Miller SWIFT & MILLER. A TT0RNEYS and COUNSELORS at Law. Jr\_ One dooor north of liockfellow and Co.'s Express. Bannock City, September 29th, 1863.—lm3 E. LEE. H AS aw excellent article of VINEGAR for. sale at the Spruce Beet Shop upper e«d of Main Street, Bannock City. Sept 29. ltf M. A1NSA, Umatilla, ::::::::: Oregon. No. 18 Front Street, C OMMISSION MERCHANT. AND DEALER in General Merchandise. Also, j®-GOODS STORED and FORWARDED.-®* Sept. 29th, 1863.—ltf ___ _ CHAS. WALKER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. XT Office in the building formerly occupied by Tockfellow's Express. VOL. 1. BANNOCK CIT Y, I. T., NOV. 21, 1863. NO. 9. C. C. HIGBT. R. BLEDSOE. HIGBY & BLEDSOE. W HOLESALE and Retail Dealers in Gro ceries, Provisions. Liquors, Clothing, Bo'/ts, Shoes, Mining Implements, Stationery Ac. Placerville, corner of Standefer and Granite Street. ltf CREIGHTON & BUTTON. D EALERS in Staple Dry Goode, Clothing. Groceries, Boots and Shoes.Liquors.Tobacco and Miners' outfits. Washington St.. Centervii e, Sept. 25, 1853—ltf M. KELLY. Attorney and Counselor at Law. P ARTICULAR Attention paid to collections. Office Wells, Fargo A, Co.'s Express, Plan, ei ville. Reference, to any of the Agents of W., F & Co., on this Coast. Oct. 8. 1863. 3tf H. W. O. MARGARY. LAW OFFICE COXSULTATIOXS EX FRAXCA1S, Bannock City. Boise Co., I. T.. Sept. 29,1863.—It is nt to Hat b\r the Jpoctni. WHISTLING AT THE PLOUGH. Time was, when 1 was young, With smooth, unwrinkJed brow, So cheerily I whistled While working at the plough. Time was, when evening came, And daily labor o'er, I whistled as 1 went To mother's cottage door. Time was. when summer eve Found me whistling in the lane. Waiting for—if you've not guessed. You may try to guess again. Time is, and I've grown old. And wrinkled is my brow ; Bat I have sons who whistle While working at the plough. Time is, and by my side. White hair'd and wrinkl'd, too, Sits one whom, down the lane, 1 used to go to woo. Time is. and though both old, We re just as hapj y n »w As when 1 used to whistle While working at the plough. We're thankful that the sun and moou Are both bung up so high That no presumptuous hand can stretch And pull them from the sAy. If they were not we have no aoubt That some reforming ass Would recommend to take them down And light the world with gas. The man who now-a days will write, And not pre-pay bis letter, Is worser than the heathen are, " hat don't- know any better. And if you take a fine tooth comb And rake down all creation, You can't find a meaner man jn this here mighty nation. ARE Shelling, and how the Missiles of to ARE from Shelling, and how the Missiles Dodged.— A correspondent writing Morris Island to the Christian Advocate and Journal, says: At night we can see the path of a shell through all its journey, lighted as it is by the burning fuse. When the range is two miles the track of a shell from a mortar describes very near half an arc of a circle. On leaving the mortar it gracefully moves nearly, or quite a mile above the earth, and then it glides along for the moment, apparently in a hori zontal line ; hut quickly you see that the lit tie fiery orb is on the home stretch describing the other segment of the circle. A shell from a rifled Pairot gun. in going two and a half miles, deviates from a straight line not quite so much as a shell from a mortar. But in passing over this space considerable time is required. The report travels much faster than the shot. A shvll from a mortar will make a distance of two mile* in about thirty seconds, and from a Parrott gun in about half that time. The flash of a gun at night, and the white smoke by day, indicate the mo ment of the discharge, and fifteen or twenty seconds gives an abundance of time to find a cover in a splinter proof, behind a trench, or something else. It is wise and soldierly to do so, but many pay no attention to 'hose hissing, screaming, flying in the day-time, if shot from a gun, invisible devils, except to crack jokes at their expense: hut occasional ly one pays his life for his fool-hardiness. Row Among the Mining Companies.— The Call of this morning has the following telegraphic dispatch : Virginia Cjty, Oct. 23.—The Ophir Com pany's men drifted north of the Mexican mine three huudred and sixty feet, and west into the Burning Moscow. The Ophir had their men armed. The Buruing Moscow's Super intendent had fifteen of them arrested, and each were placed under a thousand dollars bonds to keep the peace, and appear in court to-morrow at one p. M. The effect of this dispatch, was to knock down the price of both companies' stocks in the Board of Brokers te-day. Ophir declining from $1,775 to $1,700, and the Burning Moscow from $290 to $260. Such is life.— Dem. Press, 24 th. GRAMTE CKiiEK MINING LAW At a meeting of the miners of Granite Creek ami its tributaries, held st the blacksmith shoj; on November 8th. 1*63. the following resolutions and laws were adopted : Resolved, l. That for the better convenience of the miners of Granite creek and its tributaries, it is thought to be expedient to organize a new min ing District, to include all the territory drained by Granite creek, above the mouth oi French gulch and including said gulch. Resolved. 2d, That 'here shall be a Recorder chosen for this District, who shxll hold hisoffi nt the will.of the miners, whose duty it shall be to record the location of claims nnd town lots, all sales and transfers, either absolute or as security record ad verdicts of miners' meetings, or decis inns, arbitrations, etc., and call miners' meetings when required. Resolved, 3d, That said District shall be called Granite District. The following laws were read, and, on motion, passed. Article 1. Any citizen Shall be entitled to hold by location, one creek claim, one hill bar or Hat claim one wet gulch claim, one dry gulch claim, and one quartz claim. Art; 2. A creek claim shall be two hundred ieet iii huigth on the cree.tr, and extending to the rise of the ledge, or from bluff to bluff ; fiat o r b\r claims shall tie 290 feet, front, running back to the hilt; hill claims shall be 200 teet front, and running back to the center of the hill. The rule for creek claims shall hold good in regard to gulch claims, where the iim rock is clearly de fined, otherwise they shall be made 200 ieet wide, one hundred feet each way Irom the center of the water channel; a quartz claim shi.lt be 200 feet on the lode, including all the dips, spurs and angles. Art. 3. Streams that have twenty inches of water at tbeir lowest stage shall be" considered creeks ; dry gulches are those thut have not a rockcrliead of water during lire dry season. Art. 4. All claims shad be distinctly marked by notice at each end of the claim, ami the name of each claimant shall appear on said notice, and no more ground shall Le deemed claimed than is included in the notice. Art. 5. All claims shall be recorded within live days from the uute of location, unless in the uctuai possession of the claimant. Art. 6, All mining claims' in this District may be. laid over without neuig represented, irom the eighth day of November lo the first day of May KJiK.wmg, by a renewal of the record lor thut pur|iufcti. Art. 7. Each and every claim (except quartz claim ) must he represented by one iull day s tv.aii m every week, irom the first day of May to toe eighth u*y pi November following, nut company holding more than one claim of the saiue'ciaaa, on any deck, gulch, hid, bar or fiat may represent mein all oy working one of them Art. 6. The lees for recording sliaii be as tot lows: lor leenruing claims, each, one do.1 ir; de cisions oi miners' meetings, etc., two dollars ; fur enewmg tne record of claims, fifty cents. Art. 9. All persons owning ertek claims in this district shall ue cult led to one sluice head oi liity inches of water; which, wbeu required, shall oe ielt running ut the natural channel, or in manner equally convenient. Art. 10. in cases of controversy relative to miumg property, water rights or ditch interest. they may he bellied by miners' meetings, arbitra cion tu me usual way, or by any method the par ties may agree upon, and me verdict shall he in writing, recorded and be final Liu motion, Frederick Roosevelt was elected Re uoraer for said Dibit ict. On motion, adjourned. he A. TOLLEY, Chairman r. Roosevelt, Seo'y. At a meeting held at the house of John Black on Granite Creek, November loth, 1803, the ibre going laws, resolutions and proceedings were re considered by a vole of tire meeting, and, on mo tiou, tfie resolutions and Jaws were reud, article L»y article, and passed - F rederick Roosevelt and John Black were iiom iualed lor Recorder. Mr. Roosevelt havin ' 1 re ceived tlie largest number of votes, was declared elected. Uu mutiun, adjourned. „ WM H. SHEPARD, Chairman. F. Roosevelt, bee y. Q.UARTZ MINING ENACTMENT Section I. Be it enacted by the Legislative As semi.ly of the Territory of IFushington, That the extent of a quartz milling claim shall not exceed two hundred feet of the lead, including nli tile dips, spurs and angles embraced withiu said two huudred feet. bee. 2. Any person who shall discover a vein of mineral-bearing quartz, shall be entitled to two claims, of the dimensions specified in the preceding section. Sec. 3. No person shall be entitled to hold a quartz mining claim, unless within six davs from tiie time of tafcing up said claim he shall have posted up a written notice, specifying the time when lie located said claim, and the interest he clauns to hold therein, and shall cause a copy of said notice to be recorded in the office of the Re corder of the county in which the claim is located. Sec. 4. No person phall be entitled to hold a quartz mining claim, unless he do or cause to be done one hundred dollars' worth of work on said him within the year in which he located sai l claim, one half of said work to be performed at the time of locating said claim, and the other half at any time during t he year. c. 5. "individuals associated together as com panics, by wording upon any portion of their daims, which are held, claimed or owned by them ns a company, perform the labor required by this ict of individuals loentii g and holding claims, and such labor shall entitle them to hold their claims under tills act. Sec. 6. All persons who do not labor, or cause labor to be done on their claims, continuously, shall renew the notices prescribed by this a-t every three months : and in default thereof, shall forfeit all rights tlic-y may have acquired in said claims: but it shall not be necessaiy to record such renewed notices. Sec. 7. This act- to take effect and bfi*in force from and after its passage. Pussed January 29th, 18(53. Antiquity of Man.— The Swiss Scientific Asso cintion, very much like the British, have just held a meeting, at which the subject of the antiquity of man came up for discussion. Numerous ex humed skulls were exhibited, and one famous jaw bone, recently the subject of discussion in Europe. It contained several decayed teeth, and the lecturer therefore argued that Adam suffered from tiie tooth ache. This proposdion Was de bated, hut Professor Heer, who was pre-ent, as serted that the English fossils which iiave lately been dug up at Atiberviiie and elsewhere, had es tablished the existence of fraud, and rendered great service to science. I of it by be all to or r T. 0. O. F__The Grand Lodge of the United States commenced its annual session at Baltimore, Monday, September 21st. Representatives from twenty-four Grand Lodges and sixteen Grand En campments were accredited as entitled to seats. The contributions to the W ddey Monument Fund had reached the sum of $5,637 26, of which Cali fornia sent $1.680—about twice the amount con tributed by Pennsylvania or Ohio. The thirteenth article of the by laws has been so amended as to read : " Provided, however, that any suboidinate Lodge or Encampment working under the imme diate jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the Uni ted States, in any State, District or Territory, may, at its own request, be made subordinate to any contiguous State Grand Lodge or Encamp ment" The passage of this will permit the En campments of Oregon. Nevada, Washington and Idaho Territories, and Lodges and Encampments of the Sandwich Islands, to be attached to the ju risdiction of the Grand Lodge of California. The next Annual Communication will be held, com mencing on the third Monday of September, 1864, at the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Growth of San Francisco —By a late Direc tory-, now- in course of publication in Sun Fran cisco, it appears that the population of that city is now near 103,000; the adult male population has not increased as fast as women and children , the increase of children for the year has been nbont 6.000; the increa-e of adult female population during the past year lias been greater than duriiif any previous year, i he city has 80 private schools attended by nearly 6,00o pupils ; 10,500 children attend the public and private schools. There has been an increase of seven societies to the benevo lent institutions of the city; also,an increase of three churches. Upwards of one thousand new buildings have been erected during the year. The spirit of improvement is visible every where, ex cept along the city trout; but the most rapid tildes are made in the direction of the .Mi.-sion. A marked feature is the rapid increase of elegant private residences,the result of Washoe. In street improvements. $487,865 has been expended: 13,344 lineal feet of trick, and 5.889 feet oi led ood sewers have been constructed, at a cost of $140,000. The Directory contains the mimes and location of upwards of 1,600 mining companies, having offices ia the city. There has been a mark ed increase in every branch of business, especially hotels, boarding and lodging bou. es, saloons, re tail stores, etc. of Too Much Wind and Electricity__A corres pondent of the Union, writing from BucJteye, Y"lo county, October 17th, is responsible for the following: The heaviest north wind or storm ever experi enced by the inhabitants of Buc&eye Flat com menced last night, and is raging yet, and it car ried away roots off' several houses and sheds, and tore the ceiling out of houses ; forced travelers to stop their journey, and created the never be fore experienced miracle of disabling women, or eoo&s. by their touching a cooAring stove, or uten sils thereon, on account of the sweeping atmos phere containing such powerful electricity. It charged the stoves and pots so strong that it was impossible to touch a stove or utensils thereon without receiving nu electric strode, and we are forced in this neighborhood to eat cold Victuals to-day, and longer if it lasts. We would liAe to hear an explanation of this from some scientific person. A/ars.—J/ ars was the son of Jupiter and Juno He was the god who presided over war- The war goddess Enyo »r Bellona. his sister Strife', and his sons Terror and Fear, were Ins companions when he went to the field of battle. It was said by some that Mirs was the son of Juno without a father. This goddess, angry - at the birth of Minerva from the head of Jupiter, tooA: a journey towards the dwelling of Oceanus and Tethys, to mate her complaint to them. On (lie way she stopped to rest, at the abode of Flora, the goddess of flowers. She told the tale of her griefs to her kind hostess, who, pointing to a flow er which grew in her garden, desired her to •touch it. Juno did so, and became the mother of il/ars. Tiie beautiful goddess Venus, who was married to Vulcan the lame smith, carried-on an intrigue with the god of war. The Sun gave information to the artist, who forged an invisible net, and dis posed it in such a manner as to catch the lovers. He then called all the gods to behold the captives, and would not'release them until Neptune had passed his sword for the compensation to be made by Mara. Terror and Fear, and Harmony, who was mar led to Cadmus, are said to be the children of Mars and Venns. Mars had by Agranlos, daughter of Cocrops king of _ Alliens, a daughter named Aleippe. Ha lirrhothius. a son of Neptune, having offered vio le re to the maiden, wa- killed by her father. Mirs was prosecuted for the murder by Neptune. Twelve gods sat as judges on the hill at Athens named Areopagus. The votes beiugequal, lie was acquitted ; and such became the rule of the court ilich in after times held its sittings on this hill. Youit Babies Not My Babies,— About thirty five years ago, there resided in the town of He broil a certain Dr. Thornton, who became much enamored ot a young iady, a resident of the same town. The D >ctor was a strong and decided Presbyte rian, an l his lady love was a strong and decided Baptist - They were sitting together one '. veiling, talking of their approaching nuptials, when the Doctor remarked : I am thinking, my dear, of two events, which shail number among the happiest of my life." And pray, what may they be, Doctor ?'* re marked the lady. "One is the hour when I shall call you my wife for the first time." ''And the other ? " " It is wheu we shall present tur first-born for baptism." "What! sprinkled?" '* Yes, my dear, sprinkled." " Never, never shall a child of mine be sprin kled." " my dear, they shall be sprinkled," " They' shall, hey ? " " Yes, my love." " \\ elL sir, I can tell you, then, that your ba ,1< rri* , ° n ^ ' ,e babies. So good night,Doctor." I l.e lady left the room, and the Docit-*r left the house. The sequel was. that the Doctor never married, and the lady died an old maid. Appointment.— We learn that George C. Gor ham, who has been connected with the California press, and recently resigned the clerkship of the United States Circuit Court, at San Francisco, has been appointed by our Governor elect his Private Secretary. A lady being asked by a politiciar which party she whs in favor of, replied that she preferred a wedding party. Boise Nous Sob ©ffitf fJOOK. CARD, AND JOB I'blNtllfb OFF1C D—East Hill Bannock City. The proprietors' begloive lo ahttounce to tbs pFopfe of Bc.mffiek-t'ityand vicinity* that they have a varied and complete assortment of PLAIN and ORNAMENTAL JOB AND CARD TYPE*, which make their facilities for executing all kinds f plain and ornamental printing unsurpassed by any office in the upper country. All ord ra for jobs will be exeented with neatness and dispatch Job Work innst be paid for*bcforc it is Hr keti from the office. PARAGRAPHS. A lady in Hartford purchased three shad for seventy-five cents, and on dressing one found in side a plated finger ring and a $2 50 gold piece. General Cass is said to be so feeble that he can* not live much longer. He is in his 8lst year. In Pekin is issued—we can scarcely say pub iished—a newspaper, print*d on large shtets of silk, it is said t<> have appeared with great regu larity every week during me last thousand years. The gold coinage of the United States Mint in Philadelphia for tire month of August amounted to a total of $3,562,253 pieces. The Denver News of October 1st contains nn account of the Branch Mint at that place, which is now in successful operation. A greeny went to a hotel and began on jelly, when a waiter reminded b in that the di-h was intended for dessert. " 1 don't care a <1—d." said lie. " if it's a wilderness ; it's good, and I intend to eat it." I is i- The middle state of mind is best: Exalted -tali- ns find not rest; The mind prepared lor each event, In every state maintains content." 'Content is a continual peace." Since the erection of the first Methodist church in America. 1760,14,000 have been erecied-~an avetage of three a week. Tell a man in a single word that he ate a late breuteast. At-ten-u-ute. There is such a thing as carrying a spite beV yond ibis world. A woman is under arrest in Charlestown, Massachusetts, for mutilating the grave of another woman, ngainst whom, when living she hud a particular spite. A Roman Catholic Church, to cost, from one hundred and fifty to two hundred tliousaiid dol lars, is to he built in Rochester, New York. A man had been drafted in the town of Oswego, New \ ork. and hung himself in consequence. The coroner was sent for, and returned a verdict of " exempt." W hen wc say of some men that they are self made, we do so out of respect to our Maker. Governor Johu.-ton, of Tennessee, has directed street railroads to be constructed in Nashville. God gives every bird its food, but does 'not throw it into the nest. It i- only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that„aijor can t* made happy. " 1 ™ a!ra 'J you'll forget me wife, whi e I'm away, said a brave volunteer. " Never fear, my dear ; the longer you are away in your country's service, the better i shall like you," Ambiguous rather. * There is a reform in ladies'garters. The new supporter leaves the limbs entirely free, and al low- ilie full circulation, besides being much more easily adjust^ and more durable. Mrs. Henderson, of Grand Rapids, MicbiYuT was riding on horseback, recently, when a violent gale of wind arose. While at full speed, a tree tell directly toward her. She sprung from the horse, and the tree struck the saddle, crushing the horse into a shapeless muss, while she escaped uninjured. • It was a solemnly funny joke, that of the old toper, who said there w. re only two occasions when a gentleman could drink brandy without a sacrifice ot dignity and self respect, namely, \\ hen lie has had salt lish lor dinner, and when lie hasn't." > A lecturer was dilating hpon the powers or the magnet, defying any one to show or name any thing surpassing its powers. A hearer demurred who instanced a young lady, and said she used to attract him thirteen miles every Sunday. The FpEAKEiifiiip—Schinler Colfax, the repre sentative elect oi the Ninth District of Indiana -eems now to be the most prominent .candidate for the Speaker-hip of the next Uniied states Home of Representatives. Mr. Colfax is the author of the degree in Odd Fellowship. A certain preacher at Appleton. Wisconsin, in a sermon, made the following comparison in dis secting the miser: " The soul of a miser is so shriveled that it would have more room to pluv in a mustard seed, than a bull frag would in' LaU Michigan. 1 ' If we obeyed the laws of God, children would he like spring blossoms. They would impart as much freshness and strength os, they abstract. They are a natural institution, and Huture is al ways healthy. During the bombardment of Port Hudson three Confederate soldiers' were killed by a .-Ik-Ii' irom one of the mortar boats. These men were buried and a few days afterwards another shell fr< m the the mortar boats penetrated their graves and ex ploded among their coffins. They literally found iio rest, not even in the grave. A girl, thirteen years old, was dying. Lifting her eyes to the ceiling, she sa>d, softly, •« Lift me higher, lift me higher! " Her parents raised her up with pillows, but she faintly said. •• No, not that! but there!" again looking earnestly to wards Heaven, whence her happy Soul fled a few moments later. On her grave stone these words are carved : " Jane B—-, aged thirteen. Lifted higher." A beautiful idea of dying, was it not t Lilted higher. A lad was called to the witness stand in court whose tender years raised doubts as to his com petency as a witness, from not understanding the nature of an oath. The first question put was, -Are yon a son of the plaintiff ?" The liltle fel low - crossing his legs, and deliberately putting about half a paper of tobacco in his mouth, re plied, with the utmost coolness, •• well, so it is re ported.,' He testified. The following remarks in regard to new varie ties of grapes, tested uod decided upon by a com mittee, shows the impropriety of giving names of persons to different kinds of fruit: It appeared to the committee that Lydia was rather acid, thut Mary was pretty good, with a thick skin, and that Eiien was rather sub-acid, with a catawba flavor." Three distinct shocks of an earthquake were felt in St. Louis early on Friday night in the lat ter part of September, the first shock occurring at ten minutes to eight o'clock. Each shock lasted from six to seven minutes, and an interval of about the same length of time occurred between them. The shocks were accompanied by a low, rumbling noise, like distant thunder, and the buildings were distinctly shaken in some localities. The moon was shining brightly at the time, and a slight breeze was stirriug.