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GEORGETOWN NEWS. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED EVERY THURS DAY MORNING BY McCallmii tfc Platt. Office, Main St., opposite Masonic Hajl. TEUMH ixvahiauly i.x advaxcic. Fw one year $5 0 0 For six months 3 qq 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 Liberal deductions for quarterly advertisements. BUSINESS CARDS. X*. C. Reyburn, •Justice of tlic Pence. OFFICE on Church st., bead of Maiden Lane, one door south of Bollen & Ritter's Gun and Blacksmith establishment. Office open every day of the week from 9 to 4 o'clock; Sunday exepted. Georgetown, May 24th, 1855. [32-tf. G-ralinm tfc Co., (BRANCH OF GRAHAM A CO. GEORGETOWN.) MAIN STREET, BOTTLE HILL Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Cigars, Li . quors. $-c., The highest price paid at all times for Gold Dust. Bottle Hill, April 23d, 1855. (28-tf. J. G. McCalujm.] [W. a. George. McCallmn & George. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Office; Corner of Church and Placer Streets, Georgetown, California. DRAGOO, DR. M, J., late of Johntown, would inform the citizens of Bottle Hill that hay ing permanently located in that place, he would respectfully tender to them his professional ser vices as Surgeon and Physician. Bottle Hill, Dec. 15 1854. 9-tf RAY, DR. F. G., Main street, Georgetown.— Office opposite Adams & Co. Oct. 26, 1854. 2-tf READ & CO., Bankers, corner J. and Third streets, Sagyamento. 4NO. A. READ, THO. T. BEAD. Oct. 26,1854. 2-tf rpERRELL, JOSEPH C., Attorney and Coun- X seller at Law, will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care, in the different courts. Office, up stairs, near Lewis's Bowling Saloon. Georgetown, Oct. 19,1854. 1-tf WELLS, FARGO & CO., Express Agents, Gold Dust Shippers, and Bankers, George town. [See advertisement.] 2-tf I. O. of O. UT". Memento Lodge. No. 37. Institu- March 22nd, 1855. Meets on Thursday of each week,-at the Ma sonic Hall, at 7$ o’clock, P. M. Transient Brothers, in good standing, are cor dially invited to attend. J. J. LEWIS, X. G. S. Knox, Sec’y. Georgetown Temple of Honor, No. 11. 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. P. Jameson, W. R. Georgetown, Feb. 8, 1855. [l7-tf. ☆S. of T —Georgetown Division, Xo. 42, Sons of Temperance, meets every Tues day evening, at 7 o’clock, in their Hail on Main street, Georgetown. All brethren in good standing are invited to at tend. I. B. WARREX, W. P. Wm. T. Gibbs, R. S. Public Worship. There will be preaching at the Union Church, every Thursday evening, at 8 (/clock, P. M.; al so upon every other Sabbath, at 4 o'clock, P. M. by U v. R. R. Brooksuier, of the Methodist E piscopal Church South. Divine Worship. Rev. DAVID McCLURE, of the Presbytery of San Francisco, preaches every Sabbath morning and evening in the Town Hall, Georgetown. Ser vices commencing at 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 School House, Georgetown. Regular appointments of Rev. Jno. Sharp, of M. E. Church, 10£ A. M. and 7 P. M., every Sabbath. Occasional supplies by other Ministers. Prayer meetings, Thursdays 7P. M. SaU .nth School 9] A. M. Stock Grazing. rpHE subscriber is now prepared to re i oeive CATTLE AND HORSES, for grazing, at his well known RANCHO,"on Deer Creek, at t«ie following reduced rates: Cows and calves, 75 cts per head, per month. Young cattle, 75 “ “ “ “ “ Oxen & fat cattle, $1 00 “ “ “ “ Mares and colts,.. $1 00 “ “ “ “ Work Horses,.... 1150 “ “ “ Work Mules, $1 50 “ “ “ “ 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 iventy-five 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. Peer 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. - J uOKb, MAGAZINES and NEWSPAPERS of nr!f y vanet y- and of the latest date, can be bad upon application. JAMISON & CALDWELL. Kotth Hill, April 18th, 1855. [27-tf. r | U ; IINI »G LATH undersigned bog's tw ! eave inform the citizens of Georgetown thi*V 1 1 IS prepared to do all kinds of Turning in - best manner and at the shortest notice. Cr( . nr 4 M, A. WOODSIDE. Georgetown, Oct 19,1854, 1-tf THE GEORGETOWN NEWS. GEORGETOWN, EL DORADO COUNTY, CAL., AL f G. 23, 1855. Say a Kind Word When You Can. DY FREDERICK TENNYSON W hat were life without some one to cheer us, W ithout a word or a smile on our way, And a friend who is faithfully near us M hen all but true friends are away; The bravest of spirits have often Half failed in the race that they ran, For a kind word, life’s hardships to soften— So say a kind word when j'ou can. Each one of us owns to some failing, Though some may have more than the rest; But there s no good in heedlessly railing Gainst those that are striving their best; Remember a word spoke complaining, May blight every effort and plan, Which a kind one would help in attaining,— So say a kind word when you can. Oh ! say a kind word, then, whenever It will make a heart cheerful and glad, But chiefly—forget it. oh, never!— To the one that is hopeless and sad, For there is no word so easy in saying; So begin—if you havn't began— And never in life be delaying To say a kind word when you can. An Authentic Story. Farmer , had two daughters, very in teresting young ladies, yet in their teens, who were very romantic in their notions.— The father was an aristocratic member of the Baptist Church, and of course was very particular as to the company his girls should keep. Now it happened that these two pretty girls became acquainted with a coup le of young bucks, clerks in an adjoining village, and, to use a common phrase, “took quite a shyin’ to ’em.” To this the old gen tleman was very much opposed, as he in tended to match his daughters himself.— But “ ’taws no use” talking to them; while week after week wore away, and found the young men constant visitors. At length, in order to enforce obedience the old man found himself driven to the necessity of lock ing up the foolish children who had presum ed without his consent to fall in love with a couple of poor tradesmen. The sweet girls were accordingly confined on Sunday after noons in the back bedroom in the second story, which fronted the barn-yard: a very romantic “look-out.” Under the window was a pile of stones which had been left after repairing the cellar-wall in that corner. For two or three successive Sabbath even ings, the usual period of visiting their in amoratas, the lovers had climed, by means of the sheets of the bed, which were let down from the window by the heroic girls up to the apartments of their imprisoned lovers. But this courtship could not be continued without being at last discovered. One love ly Sabbath, just at twilight, the father, corn ing from the barn, thought he saw some thing rather ominous hanging out of the back window; so he walked noiselessly around to ascertain the “nature” of it.-- Thcre hung the fatal “flag of surrender;” and the old man gave it a slight jerk, com menced the ascent. He was lifted gently from off his feet, and he felt himself gradual ly “rising in the world.” Twas a very heavy weight, the daughters thought: and to tell the truth, it was a corpulent “body corporate,” at which they were hopefully tugging away. But lo! his head had reach ed the window-sill; and now, just as his old white hat appeared above the window, his affectionate daughters “dropped him like a hot potato!” and, with something of the “emphasis of a squashed apple dumpling,” the old man came in contact with mother Earth; while the two knights of tape and scissors, who were not far off, enjoying the scene, “made hast}’ tracks from the settle ment,” leaving nothing behind them hut bdQily misery, horror-stricken damsels, and their own. coat-tails streaming on the cool night-air. Actors are proverbially thin-skin ned. Thej* will swallow any amount of adulation, no matter how badiy or thick it is laid on; but the moment they are found fault with, or their conceptions criticised they become excessively irate. Rather a pood hit at this foible is contained in the following opipram, which we clip from the Boston Herald: A theatrical ‘-stick’’ was blowing one night To Hal ’gainst the voice of the press; “Butactorsdo fear it,’’ said Hal,“wrong or right, So its power at least you’ll confess.” “I don’t tear it, for one,” said the resolute stick; “Nor yet any other detractor!” “Very true,” replied Hal with an accent as quick, “My very dear sir, you're no actor /” Tlie Prohibitory Liquor Law. A number of the candidates on the Amer ican .State ticket have already responded to the committee of the State Temperance Convention. Their response, no doubt, will be considered by the great majority of the friends of temperance, entirely satisfactory. We find a number of these letters published in the State Tribune of last Friday. The first is the response of J. N. Johnson*, the nominee of the American party for Govern or : Sacramento City, | Aug. 14, 1855. f Annis Merrill, D. VV. WtUy, <s• other*: Gentlemen—] have read ih the public prints a card emanating* from you, address ed to the various candidates for offices,at the ensuing election, in which you propound the following enquiry: Will you, if elected, use your influence in favor of a Prohibitory li quor law in California ? As one of the number to whom is address ed this inquiry, I would say. that I think the last Legislature, wisely determined to obtain a direct expression of the people on this subject, by submitting the question to be voted on at the next election, and I will in the event of my election to the high and responsible office for which I am aspirant, endeavor in this as in all other matters, to carry out the wishes of the people, express ed through the ballot box. Very Respectfully, J. Neely Johnson. Sacramento, Aug. 14, *55. To Messrs. Am)is Merrill and others: Gentlemen: In reply to the questions pro pounded by you, in behalf of the Temper ance Organization to the various candidates for State offices now before the people. I have only to say, that the office to which I aspire is, and ought to be entirely discon nected with the Legislative department of our government, and should I be so fortun ate as to be elected, I shall deem it incon sistent with the duties of that office to use my influence either in favor of or against any measures which may engage the atten tion of the legislature. Very respectfully, your ob’t serv’t, David S. Terry. Marysville, August 14, 1855. Gentlemen: —l have the honor to acknow ledge the receipt of your circular, address ing the following question to the candidates nominated for State offices. “Will you, if elected, give your influence in favor of a prohibitory liquor law in Cal ifornia ?” Some fifty years of experience have con victed me that, of all the vices with which society is cursed, the vice of drunkenness is the most destructive to individual and social happiness. It paralyzes the intellect and obliterates the moral sentiment; transform ing the philosopher into a driveling idiot, and the man of generous impulses into the insane savage. In California, it has proved itself a prolific parent of crime and misery; and every good Californian, who has the prosperity and honor of Ids State at heart, must wish to wipe from her escutcheon a blot, so painfully expressive of shame and ruin. As State Printer, should 1 be elected, my influence, in favor of the cause you espouse, must necessarily be inconsiderable, compar ed with that of other state officers; but, whether elected or not elected—as a public officer or private citizen, 1 shall go heartily with you, in your glorious effort to rescue the State of our adoption from the curse of intemperance Very Respectfully, Your Obed t Serv’t, ‘JAMES ALLEN. To Messrs. Annis Merrill, John Wilson, D. W. Welty, &c. <&c. State Central Corn. San Francisco, Aug. 14,1855. To the State Central Committee: Gentlemen —In reply to your question, whether, if elected, 1 would use my influence to have passed, a ‘Prohibitory Liquor Law,’ in California ? My answer is, that lam opposed in principle, and ever have been, of officers either of the Federal or State gov ernment, interfering with elections; but should there be a law passed by our next Legislature, calculated to correct the abuses in the traffic o£ intoxicating liquors, I will give it my most cordial approbation and. support. I am, Gentlemen, very respectfully, Your ob't servant, Alex. Bell, of Los Angeles. Santa Cruz, Aug. 10, ’55. To Messrs. Annis, Merrill and others: Gentlemen: I have just perused your com munication directed to the candidates for State officers, and cheerfully reply to the questions therein propounded, which I un derstand to be addressed to each candidate in the following language: “Will you, if elected, give your influence in favor of a Prohibitory Liquor Law in California ?” My answer is in the affirmative. It is well known that I have expressed myself in favor of such a law, on more than one oc casion, both in the Senate and elsewhere.— During the last session of the Legislature when the matter was brought up, there was some difficulty in agreeing upon the details of a bill, and also some doubts expressed as to the wishes of the people, touching a pro hibitory law, lest it might exclude the wines manufactured from the California Grape, and as the session was drawing to a close, it was thought best to submit the question to the electors of the State at the next election, with a view of obtaining an unqualified ex pression of popular opinion upon the subject it being one which had already led to a great deal of angry controversy in many of the other States. J I voted for that bill as you will see from the journals of the Senate, and under its pro visions, we are permitted lo vole Yes or No and it is my determination to vote “Yes” on the day of election. Yours truly, D. C. Whiting. Manufacture of California Gunpowder. Not the least important among the pro posed matters of California industry, is that of the manufacture of gunpowder, which several parties in this city have been dis cussing for some time. Should their plans mature, it seems that there can be little doubt of the success of the enterprise. Sul phur can be procured in California in sev eral localities. In the interior from San Diego, and especially from the celebrated Geyser Springs at Napa: it may be found in considerable quantities. The latter place supplies'the U. S. Mint with the sulphur used for chemical purposes. The poplar and willow found on the opposite shores of the bay will make the best rifle powder in the world, so competent judges say. This is the same kind of wood used in the manu facture of Dupont powder. The remaining ingredient, saltpetre, can not only be pro duced in California by the same means us ed for its manufacture in the East Indies and parts of the United States, but can be imported from Calcutta to this coast at mugh cheaper rates than to England or the Atlantic border. The cost of freighting powder to California is as good as 50 per cent, tariff in favor of our manufactures, and that there would be an extensive de mand for the article, there can be little doubt, when we consider the amount of blasting which is now done in the working of quartz veins, and the probable immense increase of the consumption for these pur poses in the coming quarter of a century, to say nothing of that which may be used in the construction of railroads and other public works, and for government purpos es. The article could also be exported north and south, and that California might supply the “villainous saltpetre” for "the revolutionary broils of our Mexican and Central American neighbors. View it in any light, the idea is a good one, and if car ried into execution, bids fair to become an important branch of home industry [Alta. The Deluge. —An anonymous writer in Philadelphia has published a thick pamph let, in which is unfolded “A New Theory of the Creation and Deluge.” Among the novel doctrines set forth are these: The earth was formerly surrounded by a luminous ring, like liaturn. This ring was formed of vapor congealed into a band of ice, which was finally broken up and melted, descending like a universal N iagara upon the earth. Saturn will, by-and-by experi ence a similar deluge, and we shall no long er see that planet surrounded by luminous rings. There were no mountains (in the sense in which the terra is now applied) before the flood. There were only little hills, the loftiest of which were not more than twenty eight feet high. There was light before the sun, moon, or stars were visible on the earth. The whole number of persons destroyed by the flood did not exceed that of those who die annually in the city of New York. The inhabitable portion of the antedilu vian world is still under water. The type of animal life is progressing, and a new race of animals, as much superior to man as man is to the monkey, will hereafter appear. Important sideral changes are approach ing. -The sun will decrease in size, till it will appear no larger than a star of the first magnitude, etc. A Bold Comedian. —During an inter view which Marlineff. the comedian and mimic, had succeeded in obtaining with the Prince, (Volkhonsky, High Steward,) the Emperor walked into the room unexpected ly, yet with a design, as was soon made ev ident. Telling the actor that he had heard of his talents, and should like to see a spec imen ol them, he bade him mimic the old minister. This feat was performed with so much gusto that the Emperor laughed im moderately; and then, to the great horror of the poor actor, desired to have himself “taken off.” “ Tis physically impossible,” pleaded Mar tineff. “Nonsense,” said Nicholas; “I insist on its being done.” Finding himself on the horns of a dilem ma, the mimic took heart of grace, and. with a promptitude and presence of mind that probably saved him, buttoned his coat over his breast, expanded his chest, threw up his head, and, assuming the Imperial port to the best of his power, strode across the room and back, then, stopping opposite the Min ister, he cried, in the exact tone and manner of the Czar: “Volkhonsky! pay M. Martineff, 1,000 silver roubles!” The Emperor, for a moment, was discon certed; but, recovering himself with a faint smile, he order the money to be paid. We overheard the following con versation the other day when the steamer came in, bringing the old news, “Sebasto pol not yet taken:” “The Allies can’t get into Sebastopol. “Why not, pray?” , „ “Because they haven’t got the keys. “Keys! keys! what keys do they want? “Why, the'Yau-kees; to be sure !” From the S. F. Sun Extra, of Aug. 18th. Arrival of the Steamer Sonora. Dates from New Orleans to July 30th. Important from Mexico, 6iv. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company's steamer Sonora, arrived last Saturday morn ing-, about 5 o’clock, having the N.’Y. and N. 0. mails of July 20th. By this arrival we are in receipt of New Orleans papers of July 20th. The dates from Xew York are no later than those brought by the Uncle Sam. BCHNIKG OF TIIF, VERANDAH HOTEL. About 1 o'clock on the morning of July 19th, the famous Verandah Hotel, corner of St. Charles and Common sts., New Or leans, took tire in the attic story, and in the course of a few hours was rendered a mass of smouldering ruins. The alarm was promptly and widely sounded, and the fire department was as promptly on the spot; but nothing could be done to save the building, from the great height of the attic in which the fire raged, and its distance back from the street. The consequence was, that the whole of that story was soon a sea of flame, which raged with the most resistless fury, descending in to the building, a story at a jump until six of the stories were destroyed. The build ing was about five hours in going to ruin; and although the boarders, who were not very many, had ample time to escape with their baggage, nothing of the contents was saved, except a quantity of bedding and small articles, the plate, and the books and papers. The basement was occupied on Common street, by the bar-room and a ci gar store; in the corner by Waterman’s drug store, and on St. Charles street by A. Hernandez’ cigar store, Lehde & Kreb’s shoe store, the Sebastopol fruit'store and Joseph Rollins' hair cutting and bathing establishment. Most of the contents of these concerns were saved. Strange to say, none of the neighboring buildings were burnt, although those adjoining the hotel, on St. Charles and Common streets had their roofs crush ed in by the falling walls, and their con tents somewhat damaged by water. This confinement of the fire to Its original limits was attributable to the brave exertions of the firemen, who were destined to receive an ally that they little expected, namely, the steam fire engine Young America, which was in particularly bad repute, ow ing to its failure, by the explosion of its air-chamber, to operate satisfactorily in its trial at the New Basin on the previous evening. About 4 o’clock, the hotel still being a grand vortex of flame—the neighboring buildings being in great danger and the fire men much fatigued—Mr. Winfield brought out the Young America steam engine. She was not in gear for action; the engineer had to take ofl’ the damaged air chamber and plug up the connection; horses had to be borrowed to haul the machine down, and yet in less than half an houa after she was sent for she was posted in front of the St. Charles Hotel, throwing streams of water upon the blazing ruins which were amaz ing to behold. The sudden arrival and ac tion of the machine produced an indescrib able excitement among the firemen. The hand engines were deserted and nearly all their operations suspended, in the universal desire to see the young elephant at work. It is hardly necessary to state that during the labors of the machine It was visited by thousands of people, including ladies, from all parts of the city, and made, altogether, an impression upon New Orleans of which she might well be proud, were she capable of feeling. U nder her three vigorous streams Of water the flames were soon quenched and the neighboring houses placed beyond dan ger. After that she continued to dampen down the enormous heap of smoking ruins till the afternoon. The boarders of the hotel went in a body to the St. Charles. The Verandah has tor many years been an ornament and a pride to our city and had a fame extending thro’- out the civilized world. It is a grievous thing to see such a magnificent building destroyed; but we may hope ere long to see it rise, phenix-like, from its ashes, to con front and smile at the St. Charles, as of yore. IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO. The New- Orleans of the 20th July contains important news from the lower Rio Grande. General Woll left Matamoras on the 7th, to assume command of the government for cer at Reynosa, when they had fortified themselves. General Castro with 500 men was forti fied at Matamoras, which place he would be compelled to surrender in case of Gen. VVoil’s defeat. The revolutionary forces after entering Camargo, took up their line of march for Reynosa, and their advance guard, it is said, was already within some six leagues of that place day before yesterday. The federal forces consists of some twen ty-five hundred men and the necessary ar tillery. They are commanded by men of much local reputation for their intelligence and valor. Among them are Vidauri, who captured Monterey; Garza, who last year made the gallant defence of Cuidad Victo ria, Capistran. who was the second in com mand at the Mogotos las* year, when Gen. Cruz was so shamefully beaten; and last, but not least, Caravajal, with many others of less note, but who are known to be game to the back bone.” fiST* “It’s a very solemn thing to get married,” said Aunt Bethany “Yes, but it’s a great deal more solemn not to be,” said her neice. AVould You 1 Baby crowing on your knee, While you sing some little ditty, Pulls your hair or thumbs your "ee,” Would you.tbink it wasn’t pretty! Tell me, could you? If yon owned “the baby,’’ would you? Wife, with arm about your neck, -Says you look just like the baby; Wants some cash to make a ‘sppc,” And you would refuse her—may-be— Could you ? should you ? If you owned “the woman,” would'you? Little labor, little strife, Little care, and little cot; Would you sigh for single life? Would you murmur at your lot ? Tell me, should you ? If you owned “the cottage,” would you 7 Health and comforts, children fair, Wife to meet you at the door, Fond hearts throbbing for you there; Tell me,would you ask for more? -Should you ? could you ? If you owned “the baby,” would j-ou? A Serious Jest. A young and mischievous journalist, in crossing the Exchange, walked behind the vaudevilleist Delacour. Observing the handkerchief of the latter half out of his pocket, and being fond of a practical joke, he seized it dexterously, without Delacour perceiving it. ‘•Ah! I have you.my fine fellow !” imme diately cried a‘police officer seizing V by the collar. “But it is only a jest! This gentleman is my friend. Tell him, Delacour, that I am incapable of stealing a handkerchief.— The deuce! can\a man now-a-days play a joke on a friend without your interfering ? Let me go!’, Delacour turned, and recognizing V , said coolly to the police officer: “Not at all! not at all! Ido not know this person ! He is no friend of mine I Hold him fast!” Y . seeing that the vaudevilleist was a better jester than himself, submitted, and allowed himself to be taken before the Judge, followed by Delacour, who contin ued denying him with increasing energy and indignation. When they appeared before the judge, Delacour said; “My excellent friend Y has just been arrested for stealing ray pocket-handker chief. As this joke is not a new one, I have allowed him to be brought here, to teach him to employ his fertility of imagin ation another time in inventing a better.— At present, I recognize him, I claim him, he is my friend ! I beg you to restore him to society, of which he is one of'the most charming ornaments.” The Judge restored Y to liberty; but, looking at Delacour with a severe air, he said.' “As for you. sir, I shall have the honor of detaining you to answer to the charge of disrespectful jesting with the public author ities in the exercise of their functions.” Young America is growing rapid ly. Every day we meet with proofs of this encouraging fact. Here are four of the latest instances of rapid development: “John, go to the store,' 7 said a mother to her little son, “and get me seven pounds of coffee.” “No. I won't, I feel indisposed this morn ing. Send father, and tell him to bring me a paper of tobacco, and to be quick.” “Have you been to the Astor Library?” a son asked his father a few days ago. “No, I have not,” replied the father. “You had better call and see it,” the youth continued. “Just mention my name to the librarian, and he will show you every attention.” A youngster, not quite three years old, says to his sister, while munching ginger bread, “Siss. take half off this cake to keep till afternoon, when I get cross.” rf Frank,” said an affectionate lady the other day«to a promising boy, “if you don't stop smoking and reading so much, you will get so after a while that you won't care any thing at all about work.” “Mother,” replied the hopeful, leisurely removing a very long cigar, and turning an other leaf. “I’ve got so now.” A Revolutionary Patriot Dead.— The Warsaw New Yorker announces the death of Peter Besanzon, at the advanced age of 98 years. It says the deceased was one of the band of noble spirits who crossed the ocean with Lafayette to assist the Colonies in the struggle for independence. He was born in or near the city of Besancon, in France, in 1762—came to America at the age of 16—was present at the execution of Major Andre, and remained in the army un til the end of the-war. Mr. Besanzon was a devoted member of the Baptist church lor fifty-one years, a member of the Masonic Fraternity, having been initiated by Gen. Washington in person; and honorary mem ber of the Independent Order of Odd Fel lows and of the Good Templars. Patent Poetry. —Oh, marry the man i love, girls, if you can get him at all; if is as rich as Croesus, or as poor as Job his fall. Pray do not marry for pelt. Is, ’twill bring vour souls into thrall, out irry the man you love, girls, it Ins purse ever so small. Oh. never marry a op, ■ls, whether he's little or tall: he 11 make bol of himself and you, he knows nothing ,11 but to drawl. But marry a sober man •Is. there are a few left on this ball; and u’ll never rue the day, girls, that ever you irried at all. NO, 45.