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GEORGETOWN NEWS. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED EVERY THCBS »A? MORNING 2VT McCallum cfc JPlatt. Office, Main St., opposite Masonic Hall. TTBUMH I.VVAKtAUL.Y IN ADVAWCU. For one year... iy 00 For six months 3 00 For three months 2 00 Rates of Advertising. For first insertion of I square, or 10 lines.. $3 00 For each subsequent insertion 1 50 I/Vral deductions for quarterly advertisements. BUSINESS CARDS. Xj. O. Hoytou.rn, Justice of the Peace. OFFICE on Church st,, head of Maiden Lane, one door south of Bolleu & Ritter’s Gun and Blacksmith establishment. Office open every day of the week from 9 to 4 o’clock; Sunday excpted. Georgetown, May 24th, 1855. • [32-tf. Orala.iio. cCo., (BRANCH OF GRAHAM A CO. GEORGETOWN.) MAIN STREET, BOTTLE HILL Dealert «n Groceries, Provision*, Cigars, Li quors, 4"C-, The highest price paid at all times for Gold Dost. Bottle Hill, April 23d, 1855. [2B-tf. J. G. McCallcm-J [W. A. George. McCallnm. & George. Attorneys and Counsellors at Imvc, Office: Corner of Church and Piacer Streets, Georgetown, California. BROTHERTON, THOMAS W., Counsellor & Attorney at Law. Office at the old stand on Main street, opposite Williams & He Turk’s i.ivery Stable. All kinds of papers accurately drawn on moderate terms,and all business prompt ly attended to. ' Georgetown, Oct. 19,1854. 1-tf DRAGOO, DR. M, J., late of Johntown, would inform the citizens of Bottle Hill that hav ing permanently located in that place, he would respectfully tender to them his professional ser \ ,ces as Surgeon and Physician. Bottle Hill, Dec. 15 1854. 9-tf RAY, DR. F. G., Main street, Georgetown.— Office opposite Adams & Co. Oct. 26,1854. 2-tf T)EAD & CO., Bankers, corner J. and Third streets, Sacramento. ■JNO. A. READ, THO. T. BEAD. Oct. 26, 1854. 2-tf TERRELL, JOSEPH C., Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care, in the different c< its. Office, up stairs, near Lewis’s Bowling Saloon. Georgetown, Oct. 19,1854. . 1-tf "ITT ELLS, FARGO & CO., Express Agents, V T Gold Dust Shippers, and Rankers, George town. [See advertisement.] 2-tf I. O. of O. I». Memento Lodge, No. 37, Tnstitu- March 22nd, 1855. Meets on Thursday of each week, at the Ma sonic Hall, at 7i o’clock, P. M. Transient Brothers, in good standing, are cor dially invited to attend. LEWIS FLESHMAN, S. G., pro tern. S. Knox, See’y. Georgetown Temple of Honor, No, IX, MEETS every Friday evening at 7 o’clock, at the Masonic Hall- Brethren of the Order are cordially invited to attend. WM. T. GIBBS, W. C. T. Geo. F. Jameson, W. R. Georgetown, Feb. 8,1855. [l7-tf. ☆S. of T. —Georgetown Division, No. 42, Sons of Temperance, meets every Tues day evening, at 7 o’clock, in tueir Hall on Main street, Georgetown. All brethren in good standing are invited to at tend. I. B. WARREN, W. P. Wm. T. Gißbs, R. S. Divine Worship. Rev. DAVID McCLCRE, of the Presbytery of Ran Francisco, preaches every Sabbath morning and eveningiu tbo Town Hall, Georgetown. Ser vices commencing at 10J o’clock A. M-, and 8 P. M. Also, every Sabbath afternoon at Bottle Hill, at 3 o’clock. Prayer meeting at the Par sonage on Wednesday evenings. Public Worship—At the Union Churcb, Georgetown. Regular appointments of J. Sharp, of M. E. Church, A. M. and 7 P. M., every Sabbath. Occasional supplies by other Minis ters. Prayer meetings, Thursdays 7P. M. Sab bath School 94 A. M. Stock Grazing. THE subsc niter is now prepared to re ceive CATTLE AND HORSES, for HTS grazing, at his well known RANCHO, on beer O’ ek, at the following reduced rates; Cows and calves, 75 cts per head, per month. Young cattle,.... 75 “ “ “ “ “ Oxen & fat cattle, II 00 “ “ “ “ Mares and colts,.. 1100 44 44 44 44 Work Horses,.... $1 50 44 44 44 Work Mules $1 50 44 44 44 •Said Rancho is situated about twenty-five miles from Coloma or Hangtown, and about the same distance from Sacramento City, and is the best Stock Ranch in El Dorado county; having a range of twenty-live square miles, or fifteen thousand acres of superior summer and winter grazing, watered with numerous pools of clear, cool, spring water. Dairy Men, Stock Growers, Livery Stable Keepers and Droviers, will find this a safe, cheap and convenient place, to keep, recruit and fatten their stock. CHAS. SCOFIELD, Proprietor. Deer Creek Valley, Feb. 15th, 1855. [‘2o-3m Books & Stationery. A Literary Depot, is opened by the under signed, on Main Street, Bottle Hill, at which, “CIOKS, MAGAZINES and NEWSPAPERS of 'ery variety, and of the latest date, can be had “P°“ application. „ A , JAMISON & CALDWELL, ‘kittle Hill, April 18th, 1855. [27-tf. r LATHK._The undersigned begs t L7 ( , ea T e to inform the citizens of Grorgetown the i * s Prepared to do all kinds of Turning in 5 test manner and at the shortest notice, r, . M. A. WOODSIDE. w °rgetown, Oct IP, 1854. 1-tf THE GEORGETOWN NEWS. GEORGETOWN, EL DORADO COUNTY, CAL., JULY 26, 1855. For the Georgetown News. Scene on Green River. Twas morn; the time of which I write, The sun shed forth his morning light, Upon Utah's extended plain. As slowly forward moved the train. One single mile to travel o’er To reach Green river’s gravel shore. That stream, the dread of all who crossed, Beneath its surge, life oft is lost. Its chilling waters e’re in storm Engorging oft a helpless form. Or robbing travelers of their all, Or causing some stout hearts to fall Beneath the heedless blows it sends, The weary crossers of the plains. That mile was pass’d; the stream was seen, With grassy banks and willows green. Its waters crystal, cold and deep, As though with time their pace to keep Were rushing with majestic sweep Toward their boundless home. Yet who could look, and not admire Those waters swift that never tire, But madly rushing on Toward the vast Pacific seas. They find a home, but still no ease. We never thought while gazing there Of such a fate that hovered near. We hoped that all would safely pass, We ne’er then thought a lot was cast, One single hope that day to blast Within the stream we had to cross. The wagons safely ferried o’er, The cattle passed from shore to shore, And yet behind there waited more To cross that noble stream. The Captain cried, a moment more, Before you plunge between Them fearful waters roaring loud; Be not, my noble men, to proud, Rut he who doubts he has no need, I’d rather see him leave his steed, Than stem that river's heaving crest. They took no heed, but in they press'd, Young Henry led the horsemen on, But sad the lead, and short the run, He little thought his days were done The stream so strong, his horse o’erturned, And deeply' down his rider hurl’d— He rode again the heaving crest, But close behind a horse then press'd— He seem’d as though he took no heed, But swept beneath the plunging steed. (He had then, too, his rider lost • Among'st that struggling, plunging host.) He ’rose again but far below, And downward fast be seemed to go— He cried for help, but all in vaiu, No help was near, he cried again: He struggled, sunk, arose once more, Then sad his look upon the shore; His last sad look he gave the world, As down the stream his form was hurled: The time so short, passed like a dream— ’Twas done! he sunk beneath that stream. Then strangers came, his corse they found, And laid it low in Utah ground No mother there to mourn his fate, No father there with grief down-weigh’d, No sister dear, no brother lov’d, Were there with hearts by sorrow moved, No maid was there to mourn his loss, Nor on his grave her flowers toss— Ah no! the place is now forgot, No slab was raised to mark the spot, Nor willow tree to shade the mound, There's nought to see but open ground. Bslto. Eaethqhake at Los Angeles. —On the evening of Tuesday the 10th inst., about half-past seven, says the Southern Califor nian, was experienced the most tremendous shock of an earthquake ever known in this country, and one that will be long remem bered in this section; such was its foree that large numbers of our one story buildings were cracked from top to bottom, glass and crockery were thrown from the shelves, win dows broken, <tc. Nearly every merchant in this city suffered quite severely in this manner. Lamps were upset. Families seat ed at the tea-table were dismayed to witness the sudden overthrow of tea-urns and dish es aud fled affrighted to the open air.— Clocks were thrown down. Indeed, hardly a building escaped without damage to its walls, or destruction of some portion of its contents. The shock lasted several seconds and appeared to lift up and twist the "round about, accompanied by a roaring noise like the approach of a hurricane. The weather during the day had been somewhat cloudy and very unusual for this season. There was a slight fall of rain about 11 a.m. The movements appeared to come from the east, although its suddenness ren dered it impossible to determine with any accuracy its direction. Every house was deserted In a trice. There can be no doubt that had our city been composed of three and four story buildings, it would have been levelled with the ground. Our buildings are generally but one story, however, aud to this fact are we indebted for our escape from what might have been a fearful catas trophe. As it was, walls of two-and-a-half and three feet in thickness, were rent asun der, and a general ripping and cracking took place that created a universal conster nation and brought Miller’s prophecies viv idly to mind. Our citizens are busily en gaged in repairing damages in readiness for another shake. The Irishman who wrote to his friend, informing him of the devoted atten tions of his young wife during his sickness* couldn’t hide a national tendency to wag gery, as he added— “Ah! Dennis, my boy, I’m more than ev er convinced of the truth of the poet’s re mark—that the whole world is nothing to a man. if bis wife be a widow.” The Platform of the American Party. The following is the Platform adopted by the Grand National Council of the Ameri can party at its late session in Philadelphia. THE PLATFORM AND PRINCIPLES OF THE OR GANIZATION. I.—The acknowledgement of the Al mighty Being who roles over the universe— who presides over the councils of nations— who conducts the affairs of men, and who in every step by which we have advanced to the character of an independent nation, has distinguished us by some token of Prov idential agency. IT.—The cultivation and development ot a sentiment of profoundly intense American feeling; of passionate attachment to our country, its history and its institutions; of admiration for the purer days of our nation al existence; of veneration for the heroism that precipitated our revolution; and of em ulation of the virtue, wisdom and patriot ism that framed our constitution, and first successfully applied its provisions. 111. —The maintenance of the union of these United States as the paramount po litical good; or, to use the language of Washington, “the primary object of patriot ic desire.” And hence:— 1. Opposition to all attempts to weaken or subvert it. 2. Uncompromising antagonism to every principle of policy that endangers it. 3. The advocacy of an equitable adjust ment of all political differences which threat en its integrity or perpetuity. 4. The suppression of all tendencies to political division, founded on “geographical discrimination, or on the belief that there is a real difference of interests and views” be tween the various sections of the Union. 5. The full recognition of the rights of the several States, as expressed and reserved in the constitution; and a careful avoidance, by the general government, of all interfer ence w ith their rights by legislative or ex ecutive action. IV. —Obedience to the constitution of these United States, as the supreme law of the laud sacredly obligatory upon all its parts and members; and steadfast resistance to the spirit of innovation upon its princi ples, however specious the pretext. Avow ing that in all doubtful and disputed points it may only be legally ascertained and ex pounded by the judicial power of the United States. And as a corollary to the above:— 1. A habit of reverential obedience to the laws, whether National, State or Mu nicipal, until they are either repealed or de clared unconstitutional by the proper au thority. 2. A tender and sacred regard for those acts of Statesmanship which are to be con tra-distinguished from acts of ordinary leg islation, by the fact of their being of the na ture of compacts and agreements; and so to be considered a fixed and settled national policy. Y.—A radical revision and modification of the laws regulating immigration, and the settlement of immigrants. Offering to the honest immigrant, who, from love of liberty or hatred of oppression, seeks an asylum in the United States, a friendly reception and protection; but unqualifiedly condemning the transmission to our shores of felons and paupers. VI. —The essential modification of the naturalization laws. The repeal by the legislatures of the re spective States of all State laws allowing foreigners not naturalized to vote. The repeal, without retro-active opera tion, of all acts of Congress making grants of land to unnaturalized foreigners, and al lowing them to vote in the territories. VII. —Hostility to the corrupt means by which the leaders of party have hitherto forced upon us our rulers aud our political creeds. Implacable enmity against the prevalent demoralizing system of rewards for politic al subserviency, and of punishment for polit ical independence. Disgust for the wild hunt after office which characterizes the age. These on the one hand. On the other— Imitation of the practice of the purer days of the Republic, and admiration of the maxim that “office should seek the man, and not man the office;” and of the rule, that the just mode of ascertaining fitness for office is the capability, the faithfulness, and the hon esty of the incumbent or candidate. VIII. —Resistance to the aggressive pol icy and corrupt tendencies of the Roman Catholic Church in our country by the ad vancement to all political stations —execu- tive, legislative, judicial or diplomatic —of those only who do not hold civil allegiance, directly or indirectly, to any foreign power whether civil or ecclesiastical, and who are Americans by birth, education and training —thus fulfilling the maxim, “Americans only shall govern America.” v The protection of all citizens in the legal and proper exercise of the civil and relig ious rights and privileges; the maintenance of the right of every man to the full, unre strained aud peaceful enjoymeut of his own religious opinions and worship; and jealous resistance of all attempt by any sect, de nomination or church to obtain an ascend ancy over any other in the State, by means of any special privileges or exemption, by any political combination of its members, or by a division of their civil allegiance with any foreign power, potentate or ecclesiastic. IX. —The reformation of the character of our national legislature, by elevating to that dignified and responsible position men of higher qualifications, purer morals, and more unselfish patriotism. X. —The restriction of executive patron age—especially in the matter of appoint ments to office—so far as it may be permit ted by the constitution, and consistent with the public good. Xl.—The education of the youth of our country in schools provided by the State, which schools shall be common to all, with out distinction to creed or party, and free from any influence of a denominational or partisan character. And, inasmuch as Christianity, by the constitutions of nearly all the States, by the decision of the most eminent judicial author ities and by the consent of the people of A raerica, is considered an element of our po litical system, and as the Holy Bible is at once the source of Christianity, and the depository and fountain of all civil and re ligious freedom, we oppose every attempt to exclude it from the schools thus estab lished in the State. Xll—The American party having arisen upon the ruins, and in spite of the opposi tion, of the whig aud democratic parties, cannot be held in any manner responsible for the obnoxious acts or violated pledges of either. And the systematic agitation of the slavery question by those parties, hav ing elevated sectional hostility into a posi tive element of political power, and brought our institutions into peril, it has therefore become the imperative duty of the Ameri can party to interfere, for the purpose of giving peace to the country and perpetuity to the Union. And as experience has shown it impossible to reconcile opinions so extreme as those which separate disputants, and as there can be no dishonor in submit ting to the laws, the National Council has deemed it the best guarantee of common justice and of future peace to abide by and maintain the existing laws upon the subject of slavery, as a final and conclusive settle ment of that subject, in spirit and in sub stance. And regarding it the highest duty to avow their opinions upon a subject so im portant, in distinct and unequivocal terms, it is hereby declare as the sense of the Na tional Council that Congress possess no power under the constitution to legislate upon the subject ot slavery in the States where it does or may exist, or to exclude any State from admission into the Union because its constitution does or does not recognise the institution of slavery as a part of its social system; and expressly preter mitting any expression of opinion upon the power of Congress to establish or prohibit slavery in any territory, it is the sense of the National Council that Congress ought not to legislate upon the subject of slavery within the Territories of the United States, and that any interference by Congress with slavery as it exists in the District of Colum bia would be a violation of the spirit and intention of the compact by which the State of Maryland ceceded the district to the United States, and a breach of the na tional faith. XIII. —The policy of the Government of the United States, in its relations with for eign governments, is to exact justice from the strongest, and do justice to the weakest; restraining, by all the power of the govern ment, all its citizens from interference with the internal concerns of nations with whom we are at peace. XIV. —This National Council declares that all the principles of the Order shall be henceforward everywhere openly avowed; and that each member shall be at liberty to make known the existence of the Order, and that the fact that be himself is a mem ber; and it recommends that there be no concealment of the place of meeting of sub ordinate councils. A Great Spnek. Hooper, of the Montgomery (Ala.) Mail, gives the following report of the greatest speech he ever heard: A fellow was indicted up in the old Ninth, when Tom G. was Solicitor, for gambling, to wit: playing “short cards,” at a certain locality known us Frog Level.— Col. N. defended him, and contended before the jury, that though the States’ evidence “tended” to show that his client, with a bot tle of liquor in his pocket, accompanied the crowd who, it was shown, did actually play, yet it never did, with absolute certainty, lo cate him as one of the players. Said he, by way of peroration: “Gentlemen of the Jury: The witness has told you that Peter Wyatt was thar, and a playin’; for he noticed his hand, and it was a full on Queens ! “Harry snow was thar, and he was a play in’; for he belt two little par ! “\V illiara Upson was thar, and he played, 'cause witness noticed, in purtimlar, that he had nothin’ but an ace! “Bill Conner was thar, and he played, gentlemen, for he had the bully hand—four high-heeled Jacks! “But, gentlemen, when I come to ask him about Abraham Pitkin—my client’s hand, what did he say, gentlemen ? Why, dothitl’, gentlemen, except that if Abe hilt any hand, he disremembered what was in it I “And now gentlemen of the jury, because my client was seen goin’ down to Frog Lev el, with a bottle of liquor in his pocket, and the witness can’t remember if fie hilt any hand at all, when bully hands were out, and him the best player in the crowd—is that— is that —l say, gentlemen of the jury, is that any reason that my client was guilty of the crime of gambolling ?” It is almost needless to say that the jury saw the non-se-qtiitur and acquitted the de fendant. Somebody says the less a man knows the more easily he is tickled. A thread bare joke uttered by a second-rate clown, will keep a blench of blockheads in laugh ter fora week. Intelligence runs to thought uud taciturnity. Important from the Plain*—Fort I.*r •ml« reported In the hands of the In dians. Buffafo, June 19. The Missouri Republican of the 16th inst publishes a letter dated “ Whitehead, Kan sas, 9th June,” stating that an express ri der had reached Great Nemilia Mission on the Bth with news that Fort Laramie was in the hands of the Indians. No particu lars of the capture are given. ’The In dians were assembled at the Fort in great numbers. Messrs. Nave and McCord of Ash Hol low, had been robbed by the Indians of 420 head of cattle, 16 horses, wagons, mules, Ac., leaving them entirely destitute. New Orleans, June 18. The town of Bayou Sara, La., has been nearly destroyed by fire. Loss, half a mil lion of dollars. L.ater from Australia. By way of Panama, we have news from Melbourne, Australia, to April 24th. We condense from the Panama Star and Herald the following items:— Proposed Export Duty on Gold.— The Melbourne Age opposses very strongly the proposed export duty on gold as an act of injustice to the miner and as a tax imposed on labor. With equal justice, they say, that wool, tallow and the other exports of the colony should be also taxed. Increasing Dissatisfaction as to the Land System. —The land system still con tinues to excite a great deal of ill-feeling against the Government, and the Age speaks out plainly against it, and against the folly of tWarting, thus 'obstinately and rashly, the interest of the settlers. It says: There is a vast area of land, sufficient to support millions of people, lying idle and waste; and here are the unemployed crying out for free lands. Their number is daily increasing by immigration, and the voice of their complaint may very soon assume the tone of a demand, threatening the so-called vested rights and established interests, un til the volcano of dissatisfaction bursts, pro ducing a disturbance more formidable than Ballarat, because more general, and more disastrous in its consequences, because more | fundamental in its cause. Chinese in Yictobia. —The increasing i Chinese immigration is creating much pub lic discussion, aud through public feeling i considers it unadvisable to check the immi- j gration of these people, it is generally felt! that some step should be taken to control, its excess and to put a stop to the evil and immorality it produces. Grape Culture. —The papers notice the production of a vineyard, the property of Mr. Belpcrrond, which this season produc ed twelve tons of grapes, and 5,000 gallons of colonine or white wine, which is extreme ly pleasant, and without containing ihe heat of sherry, is something of the lemon flavor, and of a light character. The Victoria Gold Mines. —ln the Bal larat and other mining districts, improved machinery has been introduced, and old claims are being worked over again with profit. In the Gravel Pits mines there are rumors of 30 to 80 pounds per 24 hours be ing nuggetted from individual claims. The amount of gold brought down by the es cort by no means represents the yield of gold. In Ballaret district it was in one week 30,000 ounces. In one lead, one par ty washed upwards of 100 ounces in a buck et of stuff. Gold at Melbourne is quoted at £3 16s 6<IJJ At Sydney it ranges from (Ovens and Ballaret gold) £3 17s 9d to £3 18s; to Braidwood at £3 14s 3d to £3 14b 6d.— The demand continues to exceed the supply. Exchange 1 per cent premium. The amount of gold shipped from Mel bourne for the week ending April 21st, was valued at £265,000 —equal to §1,475,- 000. From New Orleans to San Francisco in Eight Days.— The New Orleans Pica yune says, that the practicability of a com munication between that city and San Francisco, has been demonstrated. There is now a telegraphic communication be tween Yera Cruz through the city of Mex ico to Leon on the way to San Bias. Col. Stewart, who is the proprietor of the line, has recently returned to Mexico from the United States, and is now at work extend ing the line of telegraph from Leon to Man zanillo, a distance of not more than 460 or 480 miles. It will be completed in a few months, and then there will be instant com munication between Yera Cruz (only three days distant from New Orleans) and Man zanillo, only five days from San Francisco —reducing the time from city to city to city to eight days—a gain of fourteen or six teen days oh the time now made between the two places. Seven Fools.— The angry man— who seta his own house on fire, in order that he may burn his neighbor’s. The envious man —who cannot enjoy life because others do. The robber—who for the consideration of a few dollars, gives the world liberty to hang him The hypocondnac—whose highest happiness consist in rendering himself mis erable. The jealous man—who poisons his own banquet and eats of it. The miser who starves himself to death in order that his heir may feast. The slanderer—who tells tales for the sake of giving his enemies an opportunity of proving him a liar. tSf* A lawyer once approached a pret ty Quakeress, and said she looked so charm ing he couldn’t help giving her a kiss. “Oh, by Heaven, 1 will.” “Well, friend, as thou has sworn, thee may do it; but thou must not make a prac tice of it.” For the Georgetown News. To M— M___. BY AI.BEBTA. 0 Mary wilt thou go with me, Where mountain streams run clear and free. And leave tho Valley’s toil and care, And dwell with me in scenes more fair ? 0 Mary wilt thou go with me, Where gentle zephyrs whisper free, Where tall pines wave o’er Canons deep, And lovely cedars round us weep ? 0 Mary wilt thou go with me To share my mountain scenery, Where nature smiles, and forests spread, And birds sing sweetly overhead ? * ♦ « * * And if perchance, thy love should die, Wilt thou repress each struggling sigh, Him fondly to thy bosom press And cheer with smiles his bed of death ? Lola Montes vs. Mr. Booth. The following is going the rounds of the papers:— During Lola Montes’ first engagement at the Metropolitan Theater, San Francisco, Mr. J. B. Booth, Jr., the acting manager, while behind the scenes one morning of re hearsal, espied the fair Countess smoking a cigaretto. Civilly accosting her he observ ed:— “Excuse me, Madame la Countess, but smoking is against Mrs. Sinclair’s positive regulations.” “ Gen'est rein. I shall smoke.” “Pardon me, Madame, it is absolutely prohibited in the theater.” “What is that to me? Go away you are a Jesuit.” “I don’t profess, Madame, to belong to any established church, but I do profess to discharge my duty as acting manager for Mrs. Sinclair, and I must politely, but pos itively, ask you to desist from smoking.” With great reluctance, Lola threw away the cigar, and the tragedian passed on, but returning soon after, what was his surprise to observe her again indulging in smoking a Havana! “This is unworthy of you,” Madamoiselle Lola,” he observed, “und I must again ask you to extinguish that cigar.” “Coquise que voiseies!" shouted the in dignant belle. “I am Marie de Landsfeldt Heald. You have insulted me. If the good King Louis was living now, you should re pent this.” Seeing her not disposed to comply with the rules of the theater, Mr. Booth approach ed with the intention of removing the cigar, when she exclaimed, “One step nearer and 1 will slap your face.” Booth, knowing the woman he had to deal with, replied, “And if you do Senora, I shall most assuredly knock you down.” Lola looked at him and saw that he was more than a match even for her. Leaving the theater in a towering rage, she rushed to the abode of her cavalier servants, whom we will call Worgan. “I have been insulted! I must have blood! A cataract of blood I” “You shall have a sanguinary Niagara if you like, but what’s the matter?” Lola detailed the occurrence, and Wor gan left to seek Booth. He was a firm friend of the young tragedian, and the two quickly concerted a plot. Worgan wrote as follows: “M’Amie: —There is a secluded spot near the broad waters of the Sacramento. I meet him there to-morrow. Pistols. Ten paces. If I fall, it is for thee. Pray to the Virgin for me. Adi a carrisma mia. Thine, Worgan. P. S.—l enclose a lock of my hair.” The letter dispatched, the twain left for Sacramento, and prepared for “a good time'* for a day or two. Lola was in agony—re penting her folly—until her friend appear* ed before her. “He is dead I” “Dead I” “I must leave you now, and conceal my self for a day or two. Adios /” and a frantic rush from the room.” The next day news was sent her that Booth was not dead, but dangerously ill.— The next he was improving, the next con* valescent, and at the end of about a fort night the two parties returned, having had a very pleasant fortnight’s frolic. Lola’s honor was avenged—she forgave and forgot, and to this day she does not know the triok piayed on her. Mrs. Partington’s Last.— “ Speaking of snuff,” said Mrs. Partington smiling, as she stood admiring a small pot of the pungent powder, delicately scented—she stooped down and closing her eyes, inhaling the de lightful aroma that arose from the jar.— “Speaking of snuff,” said she, laying her hand tenderly on the brown cover of the jar as if it were a sensuous thing that she was fearful of hurting it, “such as this can never be dilatory to the health. The flavor is beautiful as the balm of a thousand flowers. Talk of the injurious tenderness of snuff, in deed ! I say it has the effect to extenuate life, for there was old Mrs. Aims, who took snuff all her life, lived till she was a centuri on, and then at ninety-seven had her days nearly shortened by leaving off taking it. I don’t think there is anything harmonious in it, and many a poor creature with a guitar in his head has been cured by it. There’s Mrs. Doner’s”- She was here brought to a dead stop by an exclamation from Ike, who had been quietly trying - effect of snuff upon the cat who was calmly sleeping by the stove, and had found it was unsafe to administer, unless the feline claws were first secured. NO. 41.