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JOHN S. GRAHAM, M. D
OFFERS lii- professio ml wicfs a* Physician and
irf'i’i* to the rew.il uts ol lu. lum.ic eouutrv.
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ANNIE L-. AVERY, M. D.
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AUGUSTUS CAMPBELL, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
rifTt-c Residence on Broadway. m-arli- opposite
the 1 head re. May 21, —Ifni
.lAS- MiCHKSMT. M D
3?iiyMi=inn tfc Surgeon,
Officr at Apothecaries Hall,
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A B tAIN ! A BARGAIN!!
1 HARG.VIN ax il I lie given In a TCnnch
/V. situated convenient to Columbia. YVMETEMBER
-I>, under a tolerably good bru-h tence. and a mat
ibin and bold SPRINT. . ! good water. Also a HOUSE
end Ini' in Columbia, well situated with a Good Well
'of Water on the promises. AUoagood Mining Claim
that is now paying well.
The owner ol the above property will sell low for
*- . he desire* to wind up hi* business in this
/ and return to the Atlantic Stales,
tar further particulars enquire at this Ollice.
da, July 11, IBii7.—if
COLUMBIA, CAL., AUGUST 26, 1858.
BY CHARLES MACKAY.
Who lags from dread of daily work,
And his appointed task would shirk,
Commits a folly and a crime; -fes
A soulless slave— - .
A pal ry knave
A clog uj on the w heels of time.
With work to do. and afore of health,
'the man’s unworthy to be fiee,
U ho will not give.
That he may live,
His daily toil for daily fee.
No ! let us work ’ We only ask
Reward proportion’d to our task;
We hate no quarrel with the great—
No eud with rank—
With mill oi bank—
No envy of a lord's estate.
If we can earn sufficient store
lo satisfy uui dailv need,
And can letaiu
For age and pain,
A fraction: wo are rich indeed.
No dread of toil have w§ or ours.
\\ e know our worth, and weigh our powers
The more wo work, the mote »e win .
t- access lo trade ;
Success to spade'
And to the corn that’s coming iu I
Aiej joy to him who o'er his task
K members toil is nature's plan;
Who. wording, thinks,
And never -mss
His independence as a man.
Who only asks for humblest wealth.
Vnough f..r competence and health;
And leisiue when his woik is done
To read his book
By chimney nook,
fir stroll at setting of the sun;
Who toils as ever) man should toil.
For fair reward, erect and free:
These are the men—
The I jest of men—
These are the men we mean to he.
(From Chambers, Journal ]
The li w wind through my casement strays
Between the jasmine’s parted leaves,
atpi ■■•wrrir' ViiT'Ti ■»-
I hear fa, lo«T voice !at away.
Where silver willows triage the ptiol ;
And from the forest slili ami gray.
Its murmur rises tresh and cool.
hearing the sunny vvoild below
The jasmine's starry bud to seek.
1 feel it gently clasp my brow,
And lightly play upon my cheek,
lhat I.tigering hand sweeps round the room,
O’er dark recess an 1 quiet nook.
Through loose leaves rust.iug in the gloom.
And wandering down my open book.
Nor voiceless doth it from in" 1 sweep.
To seek the bright free world again ;
Ami in iriV bosom thrilling deep •
An echo enter, to hi. strain,
That mocks the lonely toil of books.
An 1 whi-per ■ me away—away !
Where waving leaves and rushing brooks
Arc glancing in live long bright day.
A ay above the green earth's breast.
A way above the bl *e deep wave,
Whose billows, in their hoarse unrest,
Chant o'er the sailor's ghro idle.s grave ;
Where silver sails gleam r ar. ami white,
And beckon in the moon's cold rav—
The wdd wind following on their flight,}
Still whispers me away—awav ! 11. B.
Loafers in a Printing Office.—
The composing room of a printing office
is not the place to tell long stories or ar
gue p i tv in metaphysics,— Head you
lounge, s and be advised.
\ printing office is like a school ; it
can have no interlopers, hangers-on, or
twaddlers, without a sciious inconveni
ence to say nothing of loss of time
wl i h is just as good as gold to the
printer—as though it metal icly glistened
in his hand. What should be thought
of a man who would enter a school and
twaddle first with the teacher and then
with the scholars interrupting the dis
cipline of one and the studies of the oth
er r And yet this is the precise effect
of the loafers with the course ofbusimss
—distracts the great attention which is
necessary to the good pi inter.—No gen
tleman will ever enter it and presume
t> act the loafer, lie will feel above it,
for no real man ever sacrifices the inter
ests of or interfere with the duties of
others The loafer does both. Let
him think, if ho never has, that the last
place he should ever iusinuate his woith
less and unwdeomed presence is in the
It longer news to cal] us a fast
people, Jb logger a Compliment to tell
us we are progrcaaive We see and feel
that we are both. Wetcan see it in the
settlement of territory after territory, in
life admission of State after State, in the
long lines of emigrant wagons continually
wending their way to the land where the
east and the west meet, and where the
“ star of empire,” aaving fulfilled its
mission, has gone down forever in the
' deep bosom of the Pacific ; we can hear
it in the scream of the steam whistle as
it dies away uncchoed on the broad pam
pas of the West, in the click of the tel
egraph in every State and almost every
town of the Union, in the hum of the
printing-press and the din of falling
hammers from oqsan to ocean.
This is a fast age ; all the world is
moving with twice the rapidity qf fifty
years ago ; yet We are fifty years in ad
vance of the refcfcbf the world in restless
strength, daring vigor and reckless ad
venture. Place us side by side, and see
how we will diajpmce the best of them!
The Frazer . iver excitement fairly dem
onstrates our superiority It is claimed
that the cxLteoee of gold on Frazer and
Thompson been known to tße
Hudson Bay Company for years—that
the soil of Vapiteter is rich a£d the cli
mate delightfufllsihat the Puget Sound
country is a northern the
regions north of the parallel of forty nine
possess all,the requisites foY the suppejt
of a large population ; and yet it might
have remained unprospected and uatilied
(or years, with no embryo cities to give
a harvest to speculation, BO printing
press to herald its glories,, had/it nof
been touch a*’ with the magic of American
enterprise What peophjtswye tbefYan
kees couluhave done-in so short a times
what has already,beca acfiomplishgd
there ? •
'l* i ty th bf?a. |ftfrhnfl :
‘po ViT i uTf> cliaftj
been laid out,Steamboats - naye been I
placed upon its livers, trails have been’
cut through the passes of the mountains,
the mines have been prospected
found wt\thless in comparison with those
1 of California, and two newspapers, one
of them a daily, hive been started, and
are still published there ! Is all this not
wonderful! And it has been done, too,
solely in response to a vague report that
i gold was to be found on Frazer river !
Hut the newspapers—let us speak of
them. There is something new and
grand in the idea of the press leading
the van of settlement and civilization,
instead of following in the path of the
pioneer, as has heretofore been the case.
There is something American in that,
something worth thinking of; it is one
feature, at least, in Yankee go-ahead
ism, in which we may with reason feel a
pride. What must our fogy brethren in
she North have thought at seeing, first a
load of passengers and then a printirg
press ! 1 hey asked us for men, not
newspapers, and we gave them both.
The tiles of a daily paper from Van
couver’s Island look strange to us. Five
years ago the city of Liverpool had not
a single daily paper. Less than ten
years ago the island of Vancouver was
ceded to the Hudson Bay Company,
with the stipulation that a fort and set
tlement be made there within five years.
What was known of the British posses
sions north of Washington Territory and
west of Lake Superior one year since ?
Little enough, except that it was under
the control of the Hudson Bay Company,
who ruled the white inhabitants of the
country with despotic power, who gained
a princely revenue by trading with the
Indians and dealing in furs, and whose
transactions were a mystery to the gov
ernment under which they hold their
charter, as well as to the rest of the
world. Now a daily newspaper is pub
lished at Victoria— a newspaper, through
whose columns the heart and soul of a
community may be seen.
In the Gazette we see the account of
a school examination, with the awarding
of prizes and the reading of an address.
Unknown to the world, the school may
have passed many such examinations,
enlivened by music and encouraged by
the presence of the Governor, but it is
the first time Jessie M’Kenzie, William
Thompson and Christiana Yeitch have
ever figured in print as the recipients of
“ rewards of merit.” The little ones
will at least bless the Yankees for print
ing a newspaper among them. The pro
cee lings of the “ House of Assembly ”
are also reported The members of that
body, whose words had probably never
before passed beyond the walls of the
building, must have felt a thrill of some
kind upon picking up the morning paper
of the Yankees and seeing, for the first
time, every line they had uttered the
night before in print. John Bull will
yet learn the secret of American pro
gress Golden Era.
The Little Gatherer.—A short
time ago, we saw a little child, gatheiing
flowers ; it was a bright, rosy-cheeked
boy, just able to run about and clamber j
up the small knolls whereon nature had
spread her frail and tender blossoms;
and his tiny hands being filled with flow
ers, he hastened, with laughing eyes and
shouts of unrestrained happiness, to pour
thejp into the lap of his mother, who sat
stifling with love and joy upon the scene
exemplification of infantile
innocence and purity and affection; sweet
dream of childhood, not yet expanding
into the future, with nothing of regret or
painful remembrance in the past; an
ever present vision of sunshine, with but
momentary obscuration of clouds to dar
ken its day of happiness; elysium oflife,
when thought is in the bud, and care
and grief, except for the'instant, are un
known. And* whAt ip to be the future
of the lijttle bein£‘ whose earliest aspira
fjoMjQ-e so evidently for the beautiful,
blank page of whose tender
mi u ibnatyejgprintg her sweetest* ima-
out beiore us like a
viting landscape, 'with but a small'strip
of intervening desert, which, once Enter
ed, we find we are never do leave : the
joyous scenery ever before us, but never
reached, till ago, disappointment and
care exhaust our energies and dim our
vision, and we see it no longer.
But it is cruel to anticipate. Go 00,
dear little child, whoever thou art; cull
the buds and blossoms around thee:
anon, chase the many hued and gilded
butterfly: more advanced, strain thy
knowledge of numbers in trying to count
the stars, or lie upon the grass, engaged
in speculations upon the age and char
acteristics of the “ man in the moon \
‘sufficient for the day is the evil thereof," |
ami may thine glide on in happiness and
end in peace! — Sierra Citizen.
John Poe and Richard Roe.—
The distinguished gentlemen, above
mentioned, are as we understand it, the
regular Democratic nominees for Con
gress at the ensuing election.
In submitting their names to the pub
lic as the representatives of our party,
at this important crisis, we cannot ab
stain from a brief reference to their
past lives, conduct, and services. Un
like oue of their notorious competitors,
neither Mr. Doe or Mr. Roe, have ever
been “dragged from a coyote hole and
transferred to the Senate of the State,
&e.’’ On the contrary, at the same
time that they have been valuable and
important members of society, their mo
desty has been their principle virtue
Of old English stock, (therefore not ob
noxious to the charge of Know-Nothing
ism,) they have been known to the
'•’■common law ’’ of the land, before the
adoption of the Topeka Constitution,
or the organization of the Cocos Island
Treasure scheme. We solicit for them
the support of every honest Democrat,
who detests the treachery of the amia
ble Joe, the imbecility of the redoubt
able Dudley.or the Ethiopian proclivities
of the virtuous and erudite Tracy.—
San Francisco National.
The wind blew, the snow flow, and
raised particular thunder—with skirt
and hoops and chicken coops—and all
such kinds of plunder.
There is no certain terra in common
use so much abused, misused and mis
understood as the term “respectable.”
We hear of respectable society; a res
pectable company; a respectable citi
zen ; a respectable neighborhood : res
pectable newspapers, and a thousand
other respectable things, without re
ceiving the slightest idea of what is
meant by the term respectable. The
fact is, it is a term without any limit to
his definition. It means one thing in
one circle, and a very different thing in
another circle. In a low tippling cellar
in Orange street where the inmates aro
stepped in vice and bad rum, a great
er insult cannot be given than for one
party to say, sneeringly to another,
“You are not a respectable person.”
And to say, “You are no gentleman,”
involves a pair of black eyes, and a
The laboring man who supports his
family and, is attentive to all the duties
which devolve up n him, striving to the
utmost of his humble means to maintain
an honorable position in society by ed
ucating bis children, and clothing them
neatly, is called a respectable man
They who are peciunarily above him in
the social S3ale patronizingly call him
respectable—that is, he is respectable
so long as he keeps himself in Ids hum
ble sphere and is contented tolive and
strive through as an humble member of
society. For our own part we regard
such a man as one of the most honorable ,
men in the community. But there are
those who, honest and honorable as he
is, will not associate with him, and con
sider themselves above him, not because
they are better educated or more refined,
b«4t ajnfyv because are able to buy
chairs and_a Brussels
*' V n ■Bopr than, struggling with
poverty,ljna beUring up bravely against
liie, lose a
a dishonorable action, who makes the
truth bis guiding star, and virtue and
personal honor his constant companions,
is not a “respectable” man because his
means will not allow him to throw aside
a seedy coat or to mix in well-dressed
society. On the other hand, the man
who can wear a coat of the latest fashion ,
can decorate’ his person with jewels, and
who always has a well filled purse (no
matter how he obtained it whether by
fraud, dishonor or tricks, of the most
odious kind) is respectable, because
he has all outward signs of respectability,
and is received with the warmest wel
come into respectable society. He may
bo reeking with the consequence of un
restricted licentuosness, and his habits
in this respect may be well known, yet
respectable doors are opened to him,
fond mothers introduce their daughters
to him, and young ladies themselves
seek his company, and will excuse or
palliate his offences by saying, “he was
a young man of spirit, and when he is
married and settled down in life will
outgrow all these little peccadilloes.”
More “Bjg Trees.” —The editor o
the Mariposa Gazette has discovered a
grove of trees, in the neighborhood of
the sources of the San Joaquin and
Fresno rivers “which in number and
size surpass any before discovered.”
There are probably 1,000 of them, some
measuring as much as 125 feet in cir
Doggctt, the actor, was a man of
great humanity, as will appear by this
anecdote. His landlady,s maid, having
an opportunity to go into his chamber
one afternoon, cut her throat with one
of his razors. Hoggett, when told of it
behind the scenes, cried out with great
emotion, “Zounds, I hope it was not
with my best razor !’’
Gustavus Adolphus knew how to
put down duelling. Two officers asked
leave to fight a duel. Leave was given
and he was a spectator. With him
came the Provost Marshal. ‘ Now gen
tlemen,” said Gustavus to his combat
ants, “fight till one of you is killed ; the
Provost Marshal will hang the survivor.”
i The officers shook hands.
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