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Placervii.le —James Hawley, currier and gen eral agent, to whom all dues for subscriptions are payable: papers are also for sale at the office of Wells, Fargo and Co. and at Schroder A Tiuer's book store. Centerville —P.W. Johnson, at Wells, Fargo <1 Co.'s. Pioneer City— Alfred Slocum, at Wells, Fargo AjCo.'s. Walla Walla— F. E. Kelly. Umatilla —Z F. Moody. Portland— W. W. Chapman, jr., and Tracv King. Official Directory. [Territorial capital, for the preseut, at Lewiston.] Ui & ernor , William H. Wallace. Sec. of the Territory, William. 8. Daniels. Ter. Aud tor, B.F. Lambkin. V. S. Marshal, - Paynk. fudge '2nd District Court, Samukl C. Parks. Clerk District Court, J. O. Henley. Boise County—Bannock City, Courtly Seat. °i obate Judge, Daniel McLaughlin llist. Atty., Geo. C. Hough. W. S. Underwood. S. Pink a am. Chas. D. Vajkn. J. Judge. | Fkwnk Moore -< J. Smith, and (H. I. Crow. Bannock Precinct. 'astise of the Peace, Charles Walker Pluoerville Precinct. Justice of the Peace, Thos. H. Stringham. Constable, John Howkll. Auditor, Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor, Jaunty Commissioners, RELIGIOUS NOTICES. Rev. Father A. Z. Poulin will hold divine service it- the St. JosenhChurch, corner Commercial -tcect and East Hill, every Sunday, at 10 o'clock n the forenoon. Preaching will be held every Sunday, at 11 A. tf. at the American Hotel, in Bannock City. Rev. Father T. Mesplie will bold divine service it half-past 9 A. M., and vespers at three o'clock M., every Sunday, at the upper end of Main ,>7|et, Centerville, until further notice. ISAAC S. HASCALL. LA W Y E R, Bannock City, Boise Comity, I. T. January 2nd, 1804. 15tf il a £J. Smelling, ATTORNEY <$• COUNSELOR AT LAW (NEXT DOOR TO LEVIS STORK,) Montgomery Street, Bannock. 9-tf DR. A. J. HOGG, (Late of the United States Army,) BANNOCK CITY, I. T s Drug Store l PECIAL ATTENTION given to diseases of gy) women and children. Office Residence, East Hill. at the Union ii7-3m A. HEED. J. CUMMINS. HEED & CUMMINS. COUNSELORS AND ATTORNEYS -AT LAW Bannock City, Boise County, I. T. Office east side of Main street, between Commercial Gold and Silver Mining Company H EED & CUMMINS, of Bannock City, are agents for the BANNOCK GOLD AND SIL VER MINING COMPANY. Persons who have interests in quartz lodes, will do well to call at our office and take stock. n7»tf A. ROSSI. A. H. KOBIE. Asn&T ©ikfess, WALL STREET, A BOYS MAIN 8TREET. G OLD AND SILVER, and Ores of every de scription, assayed and returns made in four hours. n7-3m ROSSI & EOBIE. DR. L. WILLIS, Surgeon anb ©enlist, Office on Main St., Opposite International Hotel ^11 and examine his specimens of new work. Drs. Raymond & Betts. Physicians and Surgeons. O FFICE in the rear of A. A. Mix's Drug Store. Montgomery street. Bannock City. 0SSO. I. GILBERT, GEO. C. HOUGH GILBERT & HOUGH. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. 0FFIGE—Main Street, Bannock City, I. T. geptemoer 28th, 1863. It • daniel McLaughlin. Attorney and Counselor at Law. W ILL attend to all Legal matters entrusted to his care. Collections made and remittances osrcfully and promptly returned! Main Street below Wall, Bannock City. ltf F. MILLER, Attorney and Counselor at Law. .10 M i T attention l aid to ail professional bus iness on rutted to his care. Charges reuton >§ n j [W n nblfi Pflnoock City, September 2bth, li9S. ,, 1 n ! VOL. 1.) BANNOCK CITY, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1864. (NO. H. C. ANDERSON. NO T A R Y PUBLIC. Office, Hawk-Bye Store, Wall Street. Bannock City, December, 25th, 1863. 14m! J. K. Shafer. Edward Nugent SHAFER & NUGENT. AT T O R N E YS A T L A W. O FFICE, Corner of Wall and MontgomeC? Street.-'. Up stairs. BannocA- City Boise county. I. T. M. KELLY. Attorney and Counselor at Law. ARTICULAR Attention paid to collections, .............. . I' W P Office Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express. Piae. ervilla. Reference,to any of the Agents of & Co., on this Coast. - Oct, 8, 1863. A. C. swift. j. Miller SWIFT & MILLER. A ttorneys and counselors at Law. Bannock City, September 29th, 1S63.— lm3 £0 *Hou. C. B- Waite will attend to business tut us during bur absence. 11. W. O. MARGARY. l.AW' OFFICE CONSULTATIONS BN FRANCA IS, Bannock City, Boise Co., I.T., Sept. 29, 1863.—1 C £3AS. WAI,k UK, JUbllCii OF THE PEACE. ff3" Office in the building formerly occupied by Sockielhfw >; Ex^ies:;. q s j;f CREIGHTON & BUTTON. EALHRS in Staple Dry Goods, Clothing. Groceries, Boots and Siloes, Liquors Tobacco and Aimers' outfits. Washington St., Centerville, Sept. 25,1853_ltf D CHARLES B. JACQUEMIM SUCCESSOR TO S. W. DICKINSON. Main Street Bannock Cijy W ATCHMAKER and Jeweler, Dealer in Jew eii'y and Watches. Scilid Gold Jewelry made to order. Particular attention paid to Repairing Fine Watches 15?" All work warranted for twelve months.*®® Bannock City, September 29th, 1893. lm3 WM. GANEY. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Provisions, Groceries, and Miner's Supplies. Bannock City, Main St Sept. 29th, 1893. ltf E. N. SANFORD. Bannock City, Directly Opposite City Hotel. F INE Watches Repaired and rated by Chro nometer Time. Having had many years ex perience in the largest houses in San Francisco, ] (eel confident that I can give perfect and entire satisfaction to all who may favor me with their patronage. All kinds of Jewelry made to order in the best manner. ALL WORK WARRANTED. Bannock City, September 1st, 1863 ltf Sign of the Mortar. T HE undersigned lias on hand and is con stantly receiving a full and well select- C ed stock of Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, *» Paints. Oils, Varnishes, &c. To which he respectfully calls the attention of the citizens of Bannock ami vicinity. N.B. Physicians' prescriptions carefully prepared. A. A. MIX, Chemist and Drugist, Opposite JFells, Fargo & Co.'s E. LEE. H AS an excellent article of VINEGAR for sale at the Spruce Beer Shop upper end of Main Street, Bannock City. Sept 29. ltf M. AINSA, Umatilla, ::::::::: Oregon. No. 18 Front Street, ( COMMISSION MERCHANT, AND DEALER J in General Merchandise. Also, GOODS STORED and FORWARDED. Sept. 29th, 1863—ltf C. O. HIGBY. K. BLEDSOE. HIGBY & BLEDSOE. EOLESALE and Retail Dealers in Gro , , ceries. Provisions, Liquors, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Mining Implements, Stationery &o! Plactrviile, corner of Standefcr and Granite Street. ltf w MER O. D. CAGWIN & CO.] AUCTION AND COMISSION CHANTS. General Dealers in Clothing, Grceries and Miner's Goods. Being well known we would respectfully solicit a liberal share of their patronage. Bannock City, Main St. ' Sept. 291m3 JAMES M. BLOSSOM & OO. Umatilla Landing :::::: : Oregon. HOLESALE and Retail Dealers ia Grocer . , ies. Provisions, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Ac. Miners aud others will find a good assortment in our store. We will sell at tho lowest rates for cash. ]tf W' WAR! WAR! WAR !!! J. MONROE & BRO., WHOLESALE And retail dealers in General Merchandise, AVEnowon baud, and are constant!}' re ' >g large invoices of Dry Goods, Gro H .VVEr ceivin nes, Clothing, and in fact everything adapted to the wants of a mining community. Located on Main Street, opposite the Idaho Saloon. lif [For the News.] A New Year View of tbe World In side and Out. BY LOG-CABIN. Around remembered hearth-stones dear, I rum blooming youth to old in year. How many hearts beat high for joy! A sage brush flame my heat and light, I m sitting here alone to-night, And doggerel rhymes my mind employ, A million bonfires blazing high, Ten thousand guns that rend the sky, Proclaim this day earth's jubilee :— Yon amnvy mountains stretch'd around, The wolves whose howls their wilds resound, Are all that I can hoar or see. The New Year dinners served, how rare! What streams of wine to wash off care Have sparkled bright the wide world o'er !— With dap-jacks dry and bear meat fried, Log-cabin has been satisfied ; His pure wine flows right past his door. This day old feuds are cast uside— Tlie fickle friends are multiplied— The social jars forgoiteu ure. My nearest friend, ''across the way," (The distance twenty miles they say,) And I have iFYer split a hair." ; I guess outsiders all will say A chap's a idol to live this way, And think my lot extremely hard. Lot people think just what they please ; Log-cabin's mmd is quite at ease— He soon will meet a just reward. E'n now methin&s before my eyes The great results in grand splendor rise That pioneers look forward to : The wolf aud pautiier are no more Domestic herds you hills are o'er; Behold what homesteads meet the view ! Thro' vales, Payette and Boise glide When church and school-house, side by side, Attest the people's moral tone ; In a worldly view , on ev'ry hand, The horn of plenty fills the land— The harvest pioneers had sown. Those clustered roofs that now appear, W hence comes this din that fills the ear, Of art aud commerce are the seat. The struggl's past. With ray serene The empire star all-gilds the scene, I m satisfied, I must repeat. Cottonwood Canyon, Jan. 1st 18G3. ] GRECIAN MYTHOLOGY. BACCHUS. Bacchus, the goddess of wine, was the son of Jupiter and a mortal mother named Seme le, the daughter of Cadmus king of Thebes. Juno, taking the form of Semelo's nurse, and affecting to disbelieve that her lover was H'hut h a ooi'o Uimenlp nuf k n «d......J 1_ what he gave himself out to be, induced her to inquire of him to visit her in the same manner as he visited Juno. Semele followed the insidious counsel; and without naming her request, exacted a promise from the god, which he voluntarily confirmed by an oath. She then made known her wishes." Jupiter, unable to turn her from her purpose, came surrounded with thunder and lightning, and the hapless Semeie perished by the celestial flames. Jupiter, taking the "unborn babe, sewed him up in his thigh, where he remain ed till the due time of birth. He was then given to Ino, the sister of Semeie, and after wards to the Nyseian nymphs to rear; and was finally educe ted by Rhea in Lydia. When Bacchus was grown up, his father 6ent Iris to excite him to make war on Deri ades, the haughty king of India. Numerous hations and peoples and warriors marched beneath the banner of the son of Jupiter. The Indians made gallant resistance. The war was continued for seven years with vari ous success, and finally terminatad in the death of the Indian monarch, and the com plete victory of Bacchus. Having made a triumphant progress thro' Arabia and other parts of tlm east, Bacchus at length came to kis native city of Thebes, where all the family of Cadmus and the greater part of the inhabitants acknowledged him as the son of Jupiter, and received the sacred rites which he introduced. But Pen theus, another grandson of Cadmus, who then governed the country, derided his pretensions to a celestial origin, and opposed his worship. To witness with his own eyes the mad orgies which Bacchus had brought into Greece, Pen theus went to Mount Cithieron, where his mother Agave and the other Theban women were celebrating them ; and there the art of Bacchus making him appear as a wild beast, he was torn to pieces by his mother and his aunts. Bacchus wa3 one time found by some Tyr rhenian mariners on the shore of the isle of Dia. Supposing him to be a mortal youth, they carried him away, resolved to sell him for a slave. The pilot, who suspected his quality, urged him in vain to set him free. Suddenly the vessel stood as if rooted in the open sea; ivy and vines twined round the oars, masts and sails, and the god appeared surrounded by the forms of tigers, lynxes and panthers. In terror the crew jumped into the sea where they were ehauged into dol phins. The pilot was spared, and became a follower of the god. Bacchus finding Ariadne the daughter of Minos, king of Crete, in the isle of Naxos where she bad been abandoned by Theseus, made her his spouse. He gave her a splendid golden crown, which was afterwards set among the stars. The god of wine was usually represented as an effeminate youth, crowned with ivy and vine leaves. SI STER-GODDESSES. The Muses were the daughters of Jupiter and the Titaness Mnemosyne (Memory.) They presided over song, and prompted the memory. At the banquets in Olympus, they sang to Apollo's lyre. These goddesses were nine in number, to each of whom assigned the presidence over 6ome particular department of literature, art or science. Their names were,— Calliope (Fair-voice), who presided, over Epic Poetry. She held in her hand a roll of j parchment, or a trumpet, j Clio (Illustrious), presided over History. ; She held a roll half open. Melpomene (Singing) was the muse of Tragedy. She leaned on a club, and held a tragic mask. Euterpe (V\ ell-pleasing), the patroness of Music, held two flutes. Erato (Loving) presided over lore-poetry. She played on a nine-stringed lyre. Terpsichore (Dance-loving), as muse of the Dance, appeared dancing, and holding a seven-stringed lyre. Urania (Celestial), the Muse of Astronomy held a globe, and traced mathematical figure's with a wand. Thalia (Gay), the Muse of Comedy, held in one hand a comic mask, in the other crooked staff. Polymnia. or Polyphmnia, (Song-full) pre sided over Eloquence. She held her fore finger on her lips, or carried a roll. The Muses are said to have been born in Pieria, at the foot of Mount Olympus. Many hills and fountains were sacred to them, whence they derived appellations Thus they were called Pierides from Pieria, Libethrides from L.bethron a fountain in Macedonia, Ag anippides from the fount Aganippe, Castalides Irom that of Castalia. Ilippocrene (Horse fount), said to have been produced by the hoof of the winged steed Pegasus, was sacred to these goddesses; and the mountains Pm dus, Helicon, and Parnassus, were their favor ite haunts. The nine daughters of Pierus. we are told, once challenged the Muses to sing. The nymphs were chosen judges. The chelleng ers sang the war of the Gods and the Giants. Caliiope was appointed by her sisters to re ply : her theme was the carrying off of Proser pine by Pluto, and the search of Ceres after her through the world. The nymphs decided in favor of the Muses. The vanquished sing ers vented their rage in abuse, and the god desses turned them into magpies. W1CU1 lu 61JCIlcr U1 j proachinrr tempest , . . ' As the Muses were going to their temple on Parnassus, a man named Pyreneus incited them to shelter in his house from an ap The goddesses accepted the proffered hospitality ; aud when the storm was over, they were preparing to depart. Iheir host shut the doors and prohibited their departure; but the muses taking wing, flew from the roof; and Pyreneus. attempting to follow them, was dashed to pieces. Calliope was the mothei of the poets Or pheus and Linus, and the Sirens were the off spring of Melpomene and the river-god Ach elous. 'J he Seasons or Hours were three in num ber : Eunomia (Good-order), Dike (Justice), and Irene (Peace). They were the daughters of Jupiter and Themis. These goddesses presided over the seasons of the year and the hours of the day, and over law, justice and peace. The Charities or Graces were goddesses pre siding over the banquet, the dance, and all social enjoyments and elegant arts. They were three in number, the daughters of Jupi ter and Eurynome (Wide-law) a daughter of Oceanus. Their names were, AgJaia (Splen dor), Euphrocyne (Joy), and Thalia (Pleas ure.) 1'hey were represented as three sisters dancing together. The Fates were also three in number: Clotho (Spinster,) Lachesis (Allotter,) and Atropos (Unchangeable.) They were the daughters of Jupiter and Themis, or, as some say, Night. Their office was to spin and allot the destinies of men. The Ilithyise were the daughters of Jupiter and Juno, it was their office to aid women in the pains of labor. Their number is by most writers reduced to one. The Keres were the daughters of Night: they loved battles and slaughter and U3ed to glut themselves with the blood of the slain and wounded. The Erinnyes or Furies were three god desses who sprung from the blood of Uranus when he was mutilated by his son Saturn. Their names were Alecto (Unceasing), Me gacra (Envious), and Tisiphone (Blood-aveng er). They punished by their secret stings the crimes of those men who escaped or de n , ..... , , „r - - -- - fied public jus ice. Ihe heads of the Furies were wreatlied with serpents, and their whole appearance was terrific and apalling. One of the names bestowed on these ter rible goddesses was that of Eamenides (Gra cious), under which they were worshipped at Athens. This title was placatory, and'inten ded to soothe them, and make them mild to wards the Athenian people. Senator Conness recently presented a magnificent cane to President Lincoln, which was presented to Conness by tbe lamented Senator D. C. Broderick. Boise News 2ob ©ffice B O OK, C A RD, AND JO B PRINTING OFF1C —East Hill Bannock City. The proprietors beg leave to announce to the people of Bannock City and vicinity, that they, have a varied and complete assortment of PLAIN and ORNAMENTAL JOB AND CARD TYPES, which make their facilities forexecuting all kinds of plain and ornamental printing unsurpassed by any office in the upper country. All orders for jobs will be executed with neatness and dispateh SggT Job Work must be paid for before it is ta ken from the office. EASTERN NEWS. Notwithstsnding the anxiety of the people for the arrival of the express, and the long delay occasioned by the storms experienced by the steamer Oregon in going from Portland to Victoria on the outward bound trip,and the confident expectation that when the papers from below did arrive they would contain ex citing news from the East, we have but little to lay before our readers this week from that direction, except the State papers of the President. No movements of any considera ble magnitude have been made on either side and matters remain much the same as they were at the date of our last dispatches. Ex.-Gov. Foote has been making a fiery speech in the Confederate Congress against President Davis, accusing him of ruining the army and the country, and wants to meet his champion on the stump. a Washington, Deo. 15th. Senators Bayard and Saulsbury refused to take the anti-rebellion oath, and their 6eats will probably be declared vacant. New York, 15. Lee's cavalry endeavored to cut Meade's communications with Washington by destroy ing the bridge across Cedar creek, but was foiled. Gen. Scofield has been removed.— The Secretary of the Interior has called the attention of Congress to the subject of taxing the mines; he says, the exigencies ot war forced upon the country by the disloyal— many of whom enjoy the privilege of work ing the mines—render it inexpedient to con tinue the former policy of exempting the mines lrom taxation. New Orleans advices state that two regi ments of 'Texans have been mustered into Gen. Banks' army since his arrival in that State, and the work of enlistment was still going on. 2000 men have joined the Feder al army at Little Rock, Ark. A bill has been introduced in Congress for a railroad and telegraph line to the Pacific by the northern route. N Y., Dec. 16. The Ironclads 'will not leave tbe harbor until the American flag waves over Charles ton or its ruins. Sumter is still the object of heavy fire. New Orleans, Dec. 8th. The Federal forces have taken Port Caval lo, Texas, and 1000 prisoners without the loss of a man. Fortress Monroe, Dec. 17th. The hospital at Yorktown took fire last evening, exploding tho magazine; several lives were lost; buildings destroyed, &c., by the bursting of shells. The Governor of No va Scotia has issued orders for the arrest of pirates. la Meraorium. Hall of Howard Lodge No. 96, F. & A. M. At a stated meeting of the above named Lodge held at their Hall, in Yreka, Cal., on Monday evening December 14th, 1863, the following resolutions were adopted : Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Architect of the Universe to summons our be loved Brother William D. Slade from hii la bors on earth to the Grand Lodge above. Resolved, That in the death of our Brother, this Lodge has lost one of its earliest 'bund ers and one of its most devoted members. Resolved, That the fidelity with which he discharged his duties, as a man, and a mason, and the truly masonic virtues which adorned his character, have endeared him to the Fra ternity and render his iocs to this Lodge irre parable Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the family of the deceased Brother, and ear nestly reccommend them to the protection of the Fraternity. Resolved, That the thanks of this Lodge are tendered to the masons of Boise, Idaho Territory, for their kind attention to our de ceased Brother, during his last sickness, for the masonic burial rendered him, and for the generous remembrance of his widow and children. Resolved, That the Lodge be draped in mourning, and the brethren wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, That tfiese Resolutions be enter ed on the Records of the Lodge, and a copy of the same be forwarded to the family of our deceased Brother. By order of tbe Lodge. E. W. Porter, Secy. Attest Herring Oil, —Calais, Maine, does $75, 000 worth of business in herring oil this year. Five thousand new converts to Mormon ism arrived in New York during October, on their way t0 Salt Lake, There will be no draft in Ohio, the quota having been filled by volunteers. About 40,000 pounds of tobacco will be produced in Tehama county, Cal., this year. "No pains will be spared, 1 ' as the quack said when sawing off a poor fellow's leg to cure him of the rheum urism. When you see a dwarf, you may take it for granted that his parents ntier made much of him.