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NEWS. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER—PUBLISHED ON EVERY THURSDAY MORNING. J* wore OMVER, Editor mid Proprietor. Office, Main St., opposite Masonic Hall. TEIISIS IV V A 111 A 111. V IX AmrANCK. For one year. $5 00 For six montjis 3 00 For three months 2 00 Rates of Advertising. For first insertion of 1 square, or 10 lines. .$3 0C For each subsequent insertion 1 50 Liberal deductions for quarterly advertisements. HOME. r.V HERBERT IMOALLS. The world is full of beating hearts, I find them whereso'er I go; They guard me from the poisoned darts Of each assailing woe, — And they are always dear to me, They cheer me when 1 roam, — Hut 'mid them there is none so true As those that beat at home. Their love ran never be forgot, And nought can dim its tranquil ray, It lights me through the darkest spot Upon my onward way,— Xo calm can check affection’s flow, Xo chill athwart their hearts can come, Though winter lower, or roses blow, I'm loved the same at home. And let success upon me smile, Or cold misfortune's frown, I'll not forget the hearts the while Thus linked into my own. And when my life on earth is passed, And here no more we roam, Oh, may we re unite at last hi yonder heavenly home. Wealth mid Money. BV I’llOF. GKO. K. POULTOX. “Lay up for yourselves treasure in Heaven. - ’ A celebrated man pays:—“lt is curious to look back on the fatal and universal pre valence of gold worship, recorded in our ra ce’s history from the period when Midas became its victim, and the boy chased the rainbow to find the pot of treasure buried at its foot, to the days when the alchemist offered his till a sacrifice on the altar of, Mammon; until we reach the present time, | when, although the manner of its worship j has changed, the old idolatry remains in spirit the same.” Another writer says;— “The majority, in every community, hold the “almighty dollar” in almost -acerdotal reverence. It is nothing less than a univer sal passion—an American leprosy—it is vile, degrading and loathesome. Money rules Church and Htate. Money brings votes and influence, and also office, and wives. Money has stepped into the shoes of the old monarchy, aristocracy, despot ism. Money is the heroic tyrant of Amer ica. There is no telling what money is not. It is everywhere, in everything, above ev erybody—a Grand Mogul, a terrible Jug gernaut, a cruel Dominitian, Moloch, Satan himself, all in one, and all at once. Parker exclaims, “ Money is God. 1 ” Verily, wealth is notable, and money is a king among the princes of the earth! Is a man rich? He is every inch a man! Is he poor? Woe unto him! How dare he show his “diminished head” when lucre is domi nant over the world! Is anything good and beautiful produced and submitted to the in spection of man: what, think ye, is the most natural enquiry concerning it? Why, this: “Will it pay?” Ay! how many dollars and cents will accrue from it? Is it an exquis ite production of art and genius? Its deli cacy and perfection are looked upon only in an abstract light—its elegance and useful ness are of no account unless it will “pay!” Hoes one man become acquainted with an other, what question is usually first asked concerning each? Not, how bright is his character, how exalted his benevolence, how noble his manhood, or how much influence for the great and good he is exciting in be half of his fellow creatures: 0, no! not these —but—“how much is he worth?” That’s it! How many “dollars” will buy him? In street, or society, business or pleasure, the usual topic is money, with its workings in j one shape or another. It is something in | which all are interested. It fosters and beeps up display, and shows off the innate i vanity of the human heart; its fictions and dazzling splendor compensates for the lack of cvcjything else—and in direct ratio with the length of a man’s purse is the respect awarded him. Is a marriage contemplated or consummated between a son and daugh ter of man—the affair is commented upon in accordance with the amount of wealth involved in it. If plenty, of course it is a '‘good match,” if not, it is a “poor” one.— Scarcely is a thought adventured, as to whether they have the ability and disposi t ion to make each other happy, or not, or if congeniality of taste or habit is theirs. Xo: these are but minor considerations, and all the small talk is of money! Is a professing Christian a “stumbling block” to thousands who witness his doings? Xo matter, if he “pays” liberally to the Church, and his name heads conspicuously divers religious and charitable papers, followed by a good tut sum. His transgressions are winked at, his misdemeanors overlooked, because he is a “prominent man.” Promi nent, realh , not because of his Christian hu mility, or general benevolence, but because the cash box is heavy, or light, as he wills it to lie. Who among us but can testify to such facts as these? Who but will be com pelled to acknowledge that wealth is the great moving spirit of the age—gigantic, powerful, and domineering? Gold! “It seems as if there were some hidden magic in the treasure, when in the GEORGETOWN, EL DORADO COUNTY, CAL., OCTOBER 19, 1854. ordinary course of life we behold not only the sacrifices, fearful and painful, made for its attainment—but the court paid, the homage rendered to its possessors by those who have no hope of gaining anything by their reverence for the mere name of wealth. As soon as man is born into the world, he begins to feel the importance of wealth; and the future looms up before him, impo sing aud commanding, or unimportant -and valueless, as in his vision, wealth takes part in it. There's nothing to which man holds with as much tenacity as wealth; there is nothing for which he will endure so great physical and mental hardship. From north to south, from oast to west, he ranges, searching for its Ignns Fatuus light; and when he sees it, he is blind to aught else. Wealth is power! It governs public and private interests, and enters largely into ev ery scheme of man. The rich man holds himself aloof from the poor one, and says,— ‘•away! I am a little better than thou!”— And the poor uian, with the instinctive rev erence for gold, is often forced by circum stances to admit it. while his manhood rises and surges within him, telling the phantom of wealth it lies. The love of gold is such a base passion, that not a man but will deny its presence within himself, while he blushes to know that what he says is false, while, perhaps, he is gloating silently over its gratification. Men prate dramatically of their indiffer ence to money—of genius and high gifts in stead of it—and every heart-throb tells that their indifference is assumed; and let genius tail to meet its payments, and have its notes protested, and yon will soon sec how highly they value it beside gold. The pastor lectures his flock upon the worthlessness and baseness of the love of gold, saying it is the “root of all evil,” and straightway leaves his pulpit to associate with the wealthiest of his brethren, and sinks his voice in servile deference to the money-kings among them; while the poor brother may stand aside in the highway, too happy if he gets only a passing, coldly studied nod, or an imperious gesture. Merit and genius are “tinkling brass and sounding cymbals,” in the world at this day, com .pared with yellow dust! Alas! that it should be so; that greatness of soul, goodness of heart, and high imagin i ings, should be hold at so cheap a rate. — | Alas! that the love of money should eat it i up, and destroy every lovely thing, and sap away all the foundations of all that is glori ous and god-1 iko. Yet so it is. The root of all the evil in the possession of money lies in the fact, that it is loved for itself, and the importance it brings, not for the good it does, or the tastes and aims it ministers to. This it is that makes the pas sion for it the most groveling in existence! Were money valued asip adjunct to na- Hire's gifts and blessySjffihdy, and made the j assistant of, and with their promptings and mflffementS, it would then fill its appropriate sphere, and perform the part of a benefactor to mankind. Hut no! j they must be warped and misused, that it may be supreme and paramount. The world i sings one song ever—“ Get money by fair j means or foul, honest or dishonest, only— i get it?” Thank God! there are some things that j wealth with all its omnipotence cannot buy. | There are possessions which cannot be put “on change,” or bid off, cent })or cent.— Honor, genius, goodness of heart, and be nevolence. The few, noble, and lion-hearts of the world reverence these, and fight man fully against the mountains of prejudice, raised by the god Mammon. Humanity be stows her sweetest smiles upon their man hood, and angels will gladly own compan ionship with them. True bravery and courage arc not found at the cannon's firo-belching mouth—but among other places in combating and expo sing those errors of society which retard our republicanism, and which the divinity of man can find no sympathy with. Man's inner sense knows nothing in common with gold, abstractly considered, but his physical being is bound by the shackles of society, so strongly, and sorely, that it takes an al most superhuman effort to burst the bonds, and become free. All honor, then, to those heroes of humanity, who, knowing and ap preciating the right and the true, fearlessly do it homage, and cast from them the false and the untrue! Man’s godliness refuses anything below the highest, and nature 1 Quickly falls into revolt, When gold becomes her object!” Ltutk.vant Jeromr Napoi.eon Boxa parte, kit; of the United States Rifles, has resigned his commission for the purpose of entering the French service—probably in the East.— Ex. 'j he Alta Cal., very sensibly makes the following remarks: We are aware that this is a peculiar case upon which to predicate an argument, but it docs seem to us that after a young man has reccievd at the hands and the expense of the United States Government, the thor ough military and civil education he obtains in a four years’ life at West Point, he ought in honor to consider that the results of that education and his services are due to the government. When the United States pla ces a cadet at W r est Point, it is at least with an implied understanding that his ser vices through life are to be devoted to his country. There should be, if necessary, an expressed obligation to this effect. A German almanac remarks that a pret ty girl is a fishing rod; the eyes are the hook, the sweet smile is the bait, the lover is the gudgean, and marriage is the butter in which he is fried. presume that there an* but few who will not appreciate the following beau tiful linos from the Waverly Magazine: “Farewell, farewell is a lonely sound, And always brings a sigh; ‘ But give to me that better word, That sweet old word, Good bye.'- Good bye! how full its meaning! How re plete with various memories and reminis cences its thrilling utterance! r JTie child lisps it. as its fond father imprints on its sunny, dimpled cheek, a kiss, and hies away to his avocation. The school boy, with on affectionate embrace and a hearty press of the hand, bravely speaks it—when first leav ing to go from home, and attend the clois ters of Minerva. Lovers utter it, when the manly, bold, noble-hearted young man takes adieu of his loved one to gain in some for eign El Dorado a glittering fortune, which he may cast at her feet—whom he loves ardent ly, yea passionately. The crystal tear, un bidden, steals quickly down their cheeks, and seals their love; their hands tremble with the parting grasp, and their voices quiver as they brokenly say, “good bye;” for they cannot say, “farewell;” no, ’tis too ominous of wo; while good bye carries with it hope, and her dancing train of joys.— Friends speak it as they separate for a sea son, knowing that soon a glad reunion will take place,and a cordial, reciprocating com munion of hearts will again bring mutual pleasure. Farewell is a sad word. It bears with it the cypress gloom. It suggests the close curtained room, and stillness, and a pallid, emaciated form, gasping for one more breath. That silence, so awful, is broken, (father around that dying bed, ye mourners! Fut your ear to those lips—nearer still, for the voice is faint. What is that magic word— that one solitary sound, which lias caused irrepressible peals of lamentation and bitter weeping? List ye, now, “Farewell.” One look—and who will forget that last look, so pregnant of meaning—one smile, sweet as it were an angel's—the face is more radiant by preternatural light, the effulgence of the immortal, leaving the mortal—all is over. Those eyes, which never opened but with love, are closed forever; that tongue, which gave consolation to the afflicted one, and hope to the weary, is silent forever; that form, so beautifully made, is rigid and still, to move gracefully no more forever. Separations must come. Dear associa tions must be intruded upon; for earth is not man’s final home, “(food live” must be frequently spoken; but it is a goodly thing. Absence strengthens love and friendship,— When two kindred hearts are for a time re moved from each other, they ruminate over each other’s good and kindly qualities and features, and pant again to bo united; and when it does come, they joyously embrace, and with renewed zest and pleasure enjoy the felicities of congenial intercourse. To say “farewell,” too, is fraught with good to man. It is full of instruction. By it he learns that things terrestrial arc fleet ing; that he should not so concentrate his affections on earth, that, when the disunion comes, it will snap asunder the tendons of happiness. He learns, also, to look high above the magnificent arch, which glows in princely beauty over his head—high above the glorious “star of morn,” that sits in ma jesty like a proud conqueror—up to the city of light and glory, the eternal, ambrosial hills of immortality, and the empyrial gar dens, which ever bloom with flowers of ev ery hue and fragrance, and which are made radiant by the awful, yet resplendent pres ence of Deity. Aliquis. Tiik Sacramento Valley Railroad.— J. P. Robinson, Esq., Engineer of the Sac ramento Valley and Bear River Railroad, is in town. Several weeks ago, we noticed the arrival of the brothers L. I. & J. P. Robinson, from Kentucky, to take charge of the above mentioned road as Engineers, but Mr. R. informs us that himself and brother are contractors in the premises as well as engineers. Owing to various local causes the work has not yet been com menced, but ten days hence everything will be in readiness, and once begun, the work will proceed rapidly. At present, the con tract of the Messrs. Robinson does not go beyond Bear River, which is forty miles from Sacramento, but it is optional with them to extend it further, if they feel so dis posed and find it to their advantage so to do. Mr. Robinson is here for the purpose of having some Lithographing done for the road, which will be ready for him in a week, and at the end of that time he will return to Sacramento, when the grading and lay ing of the track will be commenced forth with. — S. F. Evening Journal. The Japanese made it a point when en tertained on board the American vessels, to taste of every dish, also to take notes of evrything. One of them drank a wine glass of sweet oil, and some one being curious to know what comment he made niton it, ap plied for an interpretation, when it was found to read, “this is the worst wine they have got.” Elgin has given information to the Htate Department at Washington, that pending the action of the provinces on the reciprocity treaty, the St. Lawrence will be opened to American vessels. Impromptu. “Come kiss mo,” said Robin. I gently said “No;” “For my mother forbade me to play with men so.” Ashamed by my answer, he glided away, Though my looks pretty plainly advised him to stay— Silly swain, not at all recollecting, not he, That his mother ne’er said that he must not kiss me. blvc AVithtn your Menus. We don’t like stinginess. We <lon’t like “economy,” when it comes down to rags and starvation. We have no sympathy with the notion that the poor man should hitch him self to a post and stand still, while the rest of the world moves forward. It is no man's duty to deny himself every amusement, ev ery luxury, every’recreation, every comfort, that he may get rich. It is no man’s duty to make an iceberg of himself-—to shut his eves and ears to the sufferings of his fellows —and to deny himself the enjoyment that results from generous actions—merely that he may hoard wealth fur his heart to quar rel about. [Jut there is an economy which is every man’s duty, and which is especially com mendable in the man who struggles with poverty, an economy which is consistent with happiness and which must be practised, if the poor man would secure independence. It is almost every man’s privilege, and it becomes his duty, to live within his means; not up to. but within them. Wealth does not make the man, we admit, and should never be taken into the account in our judg ment of men. But competence should al ways be secured when it can be; and it al most always can be, by the practice of econ omy and self-denial to only a tolerable ex tent It should be secured, not so much for others to look upon, or to raise us in the es timation of others, as to secure the con sciousness of independence, and the constant satisfaction which is derived from its ac quirement and possession. We would like to impress this single fact upon the mind of every laboring man who may peruse this short article—that it is pos sible for him to rise above poverty; and that the path to independence, though beset with toils and self-sacrifices, is much pleasanter to the traveler than any one he can enter upon. The man who feels that he is earning some thing more than he is spending, will walk the streets with a much lighter heart, and enter his home with a much more cheerful countenance, than he who spends as he goes, or falls gradually behind his necessities in acquiring the means of meeting them. Next to the slavery of intemperance, there is no slavery on earth more galling than that of poverty and indebtedness. The man who is everybody’s debtor is everybody’s slave, and in a much worse condition than he who serves a single master. For the sake of the present, then, as well as for the sake of the future, we should most earnestly urge upon every working man to live within his means. Let him lay by some thing eqery day—if but a penny, be it a penny—it is better than nothing; infinitely better than running in debt a penny a day, or a penny a week. If he can earn one dol lar. let him try fairly and faithfully the ex periment of living on ninety cents. He will like it. “People will laugh.” Let them laugh.— “They will cull mo stingy.” Bettor call you stingy than say you do not pay your debts. —“They will wonder why I do not have bet ter furniture, live in a finer house, and attend concerts and the play-house.” Let them wonder for a while; it won’t hurt you. By and by you can have a fine house, and fine furniture of your own, and they will wonder again, and come billing and cooing around you like so many pleased fools. Try the ex periment. Live within your means. —Maine Farmer. A New and Beautiful Tree in Ore gon.—Mr. Brooks, a respectable farmer of Olympia, Oregon, writes to a friend in Bos ton, a very interesting account of a strange and beautiful tree lately discovered in that country. It was communicated to the Jour nal of Agriculture, from which we take the following extract: A strange and beautiful tree has been discovered in Washington Territory, which is not known to exist in any other part of the habitabtc globe. The tree is destined, I think, to make some noise in the world.— It is remarkable, because its like is not found elsewhere, and on account of its great beauty and fragrance. The tree varies in height from one to seven fret. The leaf re sembles that of a pear, while the trunk and branches look like those of an orange tree. The upper side of the leaf is coated with gum, having the appearance of oil, and of the consistency of honey. Handling them, causes the gum to adhere slightly to the fin gers. The gum, as well as the leaf and bark, is highly odorous. The fragrance, which is quite strong, resembles that of Burgamot, or ripe fruit, and a few leaves arc sufficient to perfume a room. A leaf, fully wrapped in paper so as to be entirely concealed, was handed to several persons, with the request that they would tell by the smell what if was. All expressed them selves highly delighted with its fragrance, but gave different answers as to its charac ter. Home said it smelled like ripe pears— some that it was Burgamot; while others thought it smelled like ripe apples. The flower resembles that of the white Jessa mine. This will certainly make a very desirable ornamental tree, to grow in our gardens, around our dwellings, near the parlor win dow, or to .form a choice bower. Its in trinsic value for these purposes is greatly enhanced by the consideration that it is an Evergreen. This specimen is brought from my farm, and is taken from my farm and is taken from a grove of a quarter of an acre. The plant is very rare even here; the oldest settlers of the country say they never saw it growing elsewhere. Still, J have no doubt, it will be found in been known to the priests Catholic Mission of St. Joseph for some years, hut has not attracted attention until recently. State Agricultural Fair. This exhibition of the products of Cali fornia soil and industry, has attracted no inconsiderable share of the public attention since it opened. It was, however, partially eclipsed for a day or two by the announce ment of the astounding events of the Meiggs forgeries and the wreck of the Yankee Blade. # The State Agricultural Society is in its I infancy; its charter was obtained from the last Legislature, and the first list of prizes awarded at the first exhibition under the charter, is now published. For a first regular exhibition at a State Fair, it is one to which the State may just ly refer with pride and pleasure. As far as we know, no exhibition at all comparable in extent, variety, and excellence, has-been got up by so young a State since the for mation of our Government. The room was fitted up with an elegance and taste, which remdered it attractive in a high degree. The walls were decorated with mottoes, flags, paintings, including spe cimens by San Francisco artists. The ta bles were admirably arranged, and loaded with specimens of fruits of every variety grown in the climate, which were as large and luscious as can be produced in the U nion. In the floral department the varieties were ms endless as their beauties are inde scribable. For mammoth vegetables, California stands second to no country known to civ ilized man. Some of the specimens on ex hibition were enormous. So with the cereal grains; as a successful producer of as fine wheat as grow-s, California, in a very lew years, w ill stand without a rival. The exhibition of stock, without being very extensive, presented some of each kind which would have compared favorably with those which carry off premiums at cattle shows on the Atlantic side, and served to show the perfection’to which all kinds of stock is capable of attaining in this une qualled climate. Sundry articles manufactured in San Francisco were also included, which exhib ited a skill in the makers of a higher order than would have been anticipated by any one on the Pacific side. Some of the spe cimens of needle work were excellently well executed, and attracted a large share of at tention. But this is the pioneer exhibition of the State organization, and in that char acter. commands wonder and admiration.— Wonder, that such an exhibition could be got up in a State but a little over four years in existence—and admiration of that soil and climate w hich produces in such abun dance all the necessaries and luxuries de manded for his sustenance and comfort, by man as a civilized being. It is but the be ginning of the end. Those of us whose lives are spared to wit ness the State Fair in 1864, will look back to that of 1854 as the germ—as the pioneer fair, remarkable then for its specimens and varieties, but compared with a Fair in 1864, the mere shadow of that w hich was to fol low’. Ten years in the future, will find Califor nia with her million and a half to two mil lions of inhabitants; her territory crossed in various directions by railroads; her com merce with lines of steamships embracing the islands of the Pacific and the continent of Asia, with San Francisco as the point from which it will radiate; her mines then more extensive and productive than at pres ent; her wheat flour equal to the best in the world, and in quantities largely beyond the consumption of her people. Corn and rice will then be grown in rank abundance; the grape will be cultivated throughout the State; and peaches, pears and apples, will be produced in such quantities, that people will hardly consider them worth gathering. Stock of all kinds will be raised in great perfection and in immense numbers; and wool will have become almost a staple com modity. Millions of feet of lumber, and tons of granite and marble will then be sent annually from the mountains to the valleys ; farmers in the valleys will then have obtain ed good titles to their land, and have built fine residences for their families; thousands of ditches for mining purposes will cross the the hills and valleys in every direction, and upon many of them there will be found manufactories of nearly every article needed in the State. Possibly by that time San Francisco will have established a character for a just administration of the law, and for honesty and fair dealings, commercially, fi nancially and politically; possibly by that time our State Government may be in the hands of men who will administer it without fear, favor or affection, uninfluenced by fraud, bribery or peculation; possibly by that time the people will have resolved to elect men to the legislature who arc capable and honest, without reference to their party associations; possibly by that time the Pa cific Railroad ought to have been comple ted, in the estimation of Californians, and possibly by that time the people will have concluded that it would have been comple ted by 1864, if they had voted in 1852 for some other man for President than Frank lin Pierce. Certainly by that time Sacra mento will have grown to be a city of fifty thousand inhabitants, with a magnificent State Capitol and other State buildings; with splendid churches and school houses, water-works, gas-works, commodious hotels, blocks of brick stores, railroads to the mountains, hundreds of elegantly improved private dwellings, granite paved streets, and with her numerous and beautiful shade trees, ami flower gardens, Sacramento will then be proclaimed by ail who visit her, the Queen City of the Pacific. — Sac. Union, s —— “A person with a bad name is already half hanged,” saith the old proverb. FjXTEXSIOX OF TIIK I KI.KUR.VPII LI.NK. - ••We are grtified’ to announce.” says the Union, “that the prosperity of the Alta Telegraph Company, and the increasing wants of the community throughout the northern interior of the State, have enabled and induced the company to still farther ex tend their lines of operations. At a meet ing of the stockholders held in Sacramento, 011° Friday last, it was unanimously resolved to increase the capital stock of the compa ny from seventy thousand dollars to wo hundred amt ten thousand dollars. r l his augmentation of capital is for the purpose of immediately enabling the. company to ex tend their wires between the following pla ces: First, from Nevada to Downievillle; second, from Diamond Springs to Colum bia, connecting with the Tuolumne line at the latter place; third, from Stockton to Oakland, thence across the Bay of San Francisco. The completion of this exten sion will form a continuous lino between Downieville and San Francisco, connecting" with Forest t 'ity.Nevada. Crass Valley,Au burn, Coloma.Flacerviile,Diamond Springs, Mormon Island.Sacramento,Volcano.,lack son, Moquelnnme 11 ill. Colombia, Sonora, Jamestown, Stockton, Benicia. .Martinez A Oakland. The entire extension is to he com pleted within one year from the Ist in stant. The Tuolumne line is to be consoli dated with the Alta, and the company is to be known ami reegnised under the title of the Alta California Telegraph Company.’' Why does not tin's enterprising company extend Its line from Coloma to Georgetown? Most assuredly they would find it profita ble. Novel Scene at a Dinner Party.—A dinner has been recently given in Baden to directors and principal officers of all the German railroads, who met at that place 1o deliberate upon matters connected with rail way lines. We find a description of the festival in the letter of “Buscawen” to the New York Courier and Enquirer: At a banquet served in honor ot this Con gress, the guests, to the number of one hun dred and thirty-seven, were seated at a long table, which, by an ingenious allegory, rep resented a, railway "with a double track. At a signal given immediately after the soup, a locomotive aopeaml upon the table, to which was attached a train loaded with dishes of the choicest and most solid food. The succulent train advanced slowly, in im itation of the passenger train upon ail Ger mau roads. After having made the tour of the table without stopping, in order to give a view of the good things with which it was freighted, the train again started, ma king a station in front of each guest, and permitting him to fill his plate according to his appetite and fancy. The trains f<illowed each other in constant succession for two or three hours, departing each time well loaded with comestibles, and always returning emp ty to the depot. The dinner was as mag nificent as it was copious, and gave a fa vorable idea of the culinary art in Germa ny- * JB£jy“An American, residing temporarily at Cairo, Egypt, thus writes of the recently deceased Pacha: Abbas Pacha was an evil man, both pub licly and privately. 11 is loss, t hcrefore, may he regarded as public gain, and wc may now hope to sec the improvements of old Me hemet Ali revival by his son Said. Nature has done so much for this land and this people that it seems a deadly sin that man should mar her works so basely and brutally as the late ruler, so suddenly ! summoned to judgment. Egypt (if only let I alone, and the presence of the iron hand of extortion and tyranny removed from her I people) might become the garden-spot and I granary of the East; but language cannot i convey an idea of the cruelty, the barbari ; ty, and the stupidity of the thing called a* j government, or was, under llie one-man post er of Abl*as Pacha. J)c martin's nil nisi bonman can never be applied to men who make themselves a misery to miljkrtvs. A The Increase or Population. —The Bri ces Current gives Ihe number of passeengers arriving and departing by sea, during the first three quarters of this year. The totals foot up as follows; Arrived. Departed. IruMcaac, Men, 36,043 15,2*28 20,815 Women, 73C 4,D71> Children, 1,270 320 951) Total, 43,028 16,284 26.744 Of this 26,744 addition to our population 13.255 were Chinese. Poor Thtnol —That was a sad complaint of the poor, broken-hearted woman, at ob serving a change in her husband, in refusing to let her warm her feet of u cold night against his legs. “Yes, that's just the way with you men,’ 7 sobbed the despairing lady, when we were first married you used to say: “Put your little footsy tootsy’s up to mine, and keep ’em warmy;” now it's nothing but “Take away those cold hoofs of yearn! ’ The Montreal Herald, one of the oldest papers in the British provinces, says:—* Canada ceases to be a colony, she " ■ H ' come a republic—whether as a mem xt o the United States Confederation, or nob must depend upon events over vs hie i has no control.” Quite a “Roman of Williamsburg, fined his o*»n s j arge lars, for suffering his dog to g ‘’yb without a muzzle. The V) Democrat has the forgoing. A d if the captain is correct, a> u * that was roamin' and not the fatheu NO. 1.