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GEORGETOWN HEWS. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED EVERY THURS DAY MORNING BY 3VC O C til i TJt X23L cfi3 Platt. Office, Main St., ojiposite Masonic Hall. IXVAHIAIU.V IV -VUVAVCIi:. For one year $5 oo For six months 3 oo For three mouths 2 00 Rates of Advertising. For first insertion of 1 square, or 10 lines. .$3 00 For each subsequent insertion 1 -,o Liberal deductions for quarterly advertisements. BUSINESS CARDS. Xj. C. Ilcylaurii, •Justice of tlic I’cace. OFFICE on Church st., head of Maiden Lane, one door south of Bollen & Ritter’s Gun and Blacksmith' establishment. Office open every day of the week from 9 to I o'clock; Sunday exepted. Georgetown, May 24th, 1855. [32-tf. Oi* ertix «m cSs 00., (BRANCH OF GRAHAM & CO. GEORGETOWN.) MAIN STREET, BOTTLE HILL Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Cigars, Li quors, The highest price paid at all times for Gold Dust. Bottle Hill, April 23d, 1855. [2B-tf. J. G. McCallum.] [W. A. George. McCallum & George. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Office: Corner of Church and Placer Streets, Georgetown, California. DRAGOO, DR. 51, 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 vices as Surgeon and Physician. Bottle Hill, Dec. 15 1854. 9-tf R AY, DR. F. G., Main street, Georgetown.- Office opposite Adams & Co. Oct. 26,1854. 2-tf R EAD A CO., Bankers treets, Sacramento. JXO. A. READ, Oct. 20,1854. corner J. and Third THO. y. READ. 2-tf f fJERRELL, 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 "ITTELLS, FARGO & CO., Express Agents, V V Gold Dust Shippers, and Bankers, George town. [See advertisement.] 2-tf X. tO. of O. US'. Memento Lodge, No. 37, Institu- March 22ud. 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, N. G. S. Kxox, Sec'y. Georgetown Temple of Honor, No. 11. MEETS every Friday evening at 7 o'clock, at the Masonic Hall. Brethren ol the Order are cordially invited to attend. WM. T. GIBBS, W. C. T. Geo. F. Jamesox, W. R. Georgetown, Feb. 8,1855. [l7-tf. /\s. of T. —Georgetown Division, No. 42, < Sons of Temperance, meets every Tues •YNi day evening, at 7 o’clock, in their Hall on Main street, Georgetown. All brethren in good standing are invited to at tend. I. B. WARREN, W. P. Wm. T. Gibbs, R. S. Public "Worship. There will be preaching at the Town Hall, every Thursday evening, at 7 o’clock, P. M.; al so upon every other Sabbath, 3 at o’clock, P. 51. by Rev. R. R. Bhooksxiier, of the slethodist E piscopal Church South. Divine Worship. P v. DAVID McCLURE, of the Presbytery of San Francisco, preaches every Sabbath morning and evening in the Town Half, Georgetown. Ser vices commencing at 10J> o’clock A. 51., and 8 P. 51. 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 Honsc, Georgetown. Regular appointments of Rev. Jxo. S ahp, of 51. E. Church, 10£ A. M. and 7 P. 51., every Sabbath. Occasional supplies by other Musters. Prayer meetings, Thursdays 7P. 51. Sabbath School 9] A. 51. Stock Grazing. THE subscriber is now prepared to re ceive CATTLE AND HORSES, for grazing, at his well known RANCHO, onTh-er Creek, at the following reduced rates: Cows and calves, 75 «ts per head, per month. Young cattle 75 “ “ “ “ “ Oxen A fat cattle, $lOO “ “ “ “ Mares and colts,.. $1 00 “ “ “ “ York Horses,.... $l5O “ “ “ Work slules, $l5O “ “ “ “ 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-five square miles, or fifteen thousand acres of superior summer and winter grazing, watered with numerous pools of clear, cool, spring water. bairy slen, Stock Growers, Livery Stable hoe; rs 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 TtHviXG LATHE.—The undersigned begs leave to inform the citizens of Grbrgetown H*at he is prepared to do all kinds of Turning in >c best manner and at the shortest notice. n 51. A. WOODSIDE. treorgetown, O-t 19,1854. 1-tf Books & Stationery. A Literary Depot, is opened by the under signed, on Main Street, Bottle Hill, at which, - MAG AZIN ES and N EWSPA PERS of n„, ry Van ® t y> an <t of the latest date, can be had I application. „ JAMISON A CALDWELL. Bottle Hill, April 18th, 1855. [27-tf. GEORGETOWN, EL DORADO COUNTY, CAL.,. SEPT. 13, 1855. Lift- ami Incidents lu the Far East. Ihe following interesting lecture, is the second of a series recently delivered in Sac ramento by the Ilcv. Mr. Shuck, as report ed in the Sacramento Union: Java belongs now to the Dutch, which government purchased it from the English. It is a matter of history that Lord Castle rcagh was imposed upon by the English Governor desirous of cousumating the liar gain, and would never have given his signa ture to the transfer, had he been acquaint ed with the true facts upon which the nego tiations were based. 1 lis tragical death, it is said, was hastened if not caused through mortification and disappointment, resulting from its circumstances. To no country has there been a greater immigration of Chinese than Java. In Ba tavia, there are immense numbers of them, and they generally sustain a good character. At one time the Javauese becoming jealous of the Chinese, orders were given for their extirpation, and in the short space of twen ty-four hours thereafter, no less than thirty thousand of them were put to death. Borneo was next adverted upon. On this island there arc also many Chinese, who have established for themselves a republi can form of government, not unlike, in its general characteristics, to that of the Unit ed States. Siam, lying between the Maylayan Pen insula and China, was represented by the speaker as being an excessively hot country, although healthy. The heat is so intense that one cannot place one's hand upon a board exposed to the sun’s rays. The speak er here detailed an incident which occurred between a British officer and the King of Siam. The former after expatiating on the wonderful advances in science and the arts ill his own country, ol railroads, steam en gines, telegraphs, and various important in ventions and discoveries, was interrupted by Ins Siamese Majesty with the query— “ls it warm in your country?” John Bull then explained to the King that it was so cold in England that water at times became solidified. This astounding declaration so staggered the Monarch's credulity, that he informed the Englishman that, although he had believed all his previous conversation, yet the statement last made was so prepos terous, that now he was convinced he had uttered none but untruths from the very commencement of their interview. In Siam there are the enormous number of tour hundred thousand Chinese, who bear the reputation of industrious and pcacable citizens. After dwelling further upon scenes and incidents in this quarter of the Chinese Sea, the reverend lecturer next alluded to Macao, which he described as a very beautiful city, combining oriental with the foreign in its appearance. It is under Portugese and Chinese rule, conjointly. During the conversation at the Govern or’s, that personage stated that it was his duty to forbid the speaker from further prosecution of his missionary calling in that city. At last the Governor and speaker concluded a compromise, by the terms ol which the latter was permitted to preach at his own dwelling, but never to engage ac tively in his ministerial duties on the public thoroughfares. From that time forth the speaker was unmolested. In fact, an order, not long af terward, came out from Portugal, author izing the registration of names of mission aries. The Mandarins of Macao arc very igno rant and very superstitious. One of their number, however, came to the speaker to be instructed in the true religion, was convert ed and afterwards baptized. The lecturer remarked that he was the first to administer the rite of baptism in Macao, the first to preach in the Chinese language, and under his supervision the first Chinese chapel was erected. The reverend speaker next recounted a very interesting incident connected with the baptism of Capt. Rogers, commanding at that time (1842) of a fine ship lying in the harbor, and now a Baptist preacher at Bor dentown, (N. J.) The long boat was used as a baptistry, and the ceremony w r as per formed most successfully in the presence of a large number of spectators. At Hongkong, the speaker erected two Chinese Chapels, and baptised a number of native converts who afterwards became preachers. Canton, says the speaker, is a city of one million of inhabitants, and stretches along the river for a distance of seven miles.— There arc on the stream no fewer than eighty-four thousand boats, and on an aver age each is occupied by three persons. A singular and noticeable feature of this class of the population is, that they are not per mitted to inter-marry with the inhabitants who dwell ou the land. Canton differs from many of the Oriental cities. Ihe houses arc mostly of one story, the streets so narrow that a person in some of them may touch the buildings on cither side without changing his position. The buildings are generally erected of brick. On ascending the river and approaching near to the city, the eye of the stranger is directed towards very many bundles ;Heat ing down the stream, which turn out to be bodies of dead infants. Female infanticide prevails to au alarming extent all over the country. One woman boasted that she had with her own hands destroyed no less than six of her own offspring. It is a very rare circumstance to find a living iufaut aban doned, although instances not unlike that recounted of the child Moses are on record. Another peculiarity of China is, that it is emphatically a land of beggars. This evil is really encouraged and sustained by the citizens, from the fact that it is a prin ciple with them to turn no beggar from their doors without bestowing aims upon him. For this purpose the inhabitants pro cure great quantities of a small, depreciated coin, worth about one seventeenth part of a cent, and give one of these pieces to every pauper who seeks charity, but the latter having received a gift at one house is not permitted to return to the same on that day. The more industrious of the beggars will thus accumulate some three or four hundred of these pieces of coin in a single day. I’revision is made by the authorities for the disposition and final interment of the dead pauper, but not for the poor invalid.— The latter crawls or is borne to the great temple of the city, where are congregated at times immense numbers of them in every conceivable stage of wretchedness and mis ery. The robbers and thieves of Canton arc exceedingly numerous, daring and cunning. For six mouths the speaker expected to be attacked nightly by them, and even the watchmen hired to protect property often connive with the robbers, assist them in procuring their plunder, and sometimes de camp with them. One in particular, who was employed to guard the furniture of the Chapel, conspired with a gang of burglars to rob the Chapel of its chandaliers. They succeeded in removing their effects from the building, and in the pursuit the voice of the rascally watchman was heard crying, “Stop thief!” 1 On the water, also, potty pirates commit serious depredations upon disabled fishing boats and other water crafts. The fisheries constitute an important branch of the busi ness of the boating population, and it is stated that they are not only very numerous but that the varieties are as great as arc the number of days in the year. In reference to the excessive antiquity of which the Chinese boast, the lecturer stated as a singular fact that the old records of this ancient people prove their very earliest dates to fall within the limits of the Mosaic chronology. Wc are indebted for this im portant evidence to the discovery of modern astronomy. The Chinese from their earli est history have been careful to note in their calendar all remarkable eclipses or conjunc tions of the planets, and at the same'time just as carefully record the name of the Em peror in whose reign the given eclipse occur red. To these events they have also affixed their own dates. There is a remarkable conjunction of the sun, moon and several planets recorded as having taken place al most at the commencement of their remote antiquity. The renowned astronomer, Cassai, in or der to ascertain the facts of this record, carefully calculated back, and actually proved that such an extraordinary conjunc tion did really take place in China, Feb. 2G, eighteen hundred and twelve years before the Christian era. This date, therefore, falls four hundred years after the flood, and a short time subsequent to the birth of Abraham. Here are two important facts dearly ascertained—lst, that the Chinese are indeed a very ancient people; 2d, that their pretensions to an antiquity beyond that of Moses is unfounded, because this very event which they themselves represent as happening near the beginning of their im mense calculations, falls far within the his tory A chronology of the Sacred Scriptures. In Canton, the heathen worship gods in numerable. They bow down to gods of the suu, moon, stars, earth, Arc. During the prevalence of a severe drought, a Mandarin Chief, in order to pro pitiate the god, walked, very much against his will, bare-headed and bare-footed to the temple, there to offer up supplication for rain. This penance he repeated for two or three days, when he came to the conclusion that he had not only walked long enough, but that the god whom he had endeavored to propitiate was a Cod of Shade; where upon he ordered a rope bound about the idol, and had it dragged into the sun. It is re lated that rain did indeed speedily follow the act. Iu Canton, the populace may worship any god they please, but cannot worship Heaven, under penalty of death. The Em peror is regarded as the vicegerent of Heaven, and the people may bow before him, but not to Heaven. In the apposite and eloquent application of his subject, the reverend speaker alluded to the fact that in the vast dominions of China there existed three hundred and fifty millions of human beings who were forbid den to worship the Cod of Heaven. The Ci.imate Changing. —We that lived here in ’SO and ’sl will not soon forget the clouds of dost which poured down from the hills every afternoon during the summer?— To walk up Clay street or any of the par allel streets was a serious undertaking which had to be done by rule, the head being held down and a handkerchief applied to the eyes or mouth, or the handkerchief thrown over the face like a lady’s veil. Oh! it was terrible! Put what a change! One scarce ly suffers the slightest annoyance from the dust uow-a-days. We may thank the sprinklers iu part and in part the planked streets. The fact is, that our city is a much more endurable summer home than people a few years ago thought it possible for it ever to become. Some will have it that the climate is changing. It is a fa vorite notion that the Yankee population is revolutionizing the climate. Pshaw!— Dry up the Pacific Ocean ou the west and razee the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east, and you may begin to talk of the cli mate changing by human agency. [Alta Cal. Threatening and Hostile Attitude of the Indians. A party recently arrived at St. Louis, across the Plains from California, announce that the Sioux, to the number of 15,1)00 warriors have taken up a position in the Black Hills, about 130 miles from Fort Laramie. ‘•They say they intend to fight the United States troops; that they are apprised of their coming, and intend to wipe them all out; that they had purposed to make a stand, at Ash Hollow, but their numbers grew so large, that they were induced to take up their position in the Black Hills. That they have been gathering their forces there, and now number some fifteen thousand war riors. That they cannot only resist, but easily conquer any force that the U. States can send against them. That we have none but old men and women left in the country now, save a few soldiers that we keep for show, and if we send those few out, they will afford them only sport and pastime.” These Black Hills cover a space of 12 or 15 miles, and are rough,abrupt, percipitous, full of gulches and ravines, and covered with stunted oak, and pine, and cedar. It is the best hiding place for the Indians that could have been selected between Kansas and California, and it will be a difficult matter to dislodge them. Our forces are on the way to the scene of danger, and arc reported to be in very fine health and spirits. Three companies of dra goons and two of infantry are on the march. The number of Indian warriors, it is thought, has been greatly over-rated; and it is altogether probable that the whole story of their warlike attitude and movements is greatly exaggerated. The latest advices from the Plains arc contained in the following despatch, dated yesterday, 30th, from St. Louis: “Wo arc in the receipt of late advices from the Plains. Mr. Holman, District Attorney for Utah, was at South Platte, en route for Washington, with despatches from Col. Steptoe to the War Department. He met no Indians or whites until he reach ed Sweet River water, where he found a large party of Mormons exploring for gold. They were darning and turning the bed of the river. A letter from a gold seeker says that they had found large quantities of silver- One man in the vicinity of Sweet water took out 840 worth of gold in one day. Gold has also been discovered on Medicine Row, south west of Fort Laramie. Two hundred Indi ans were encamped a short distance from this river, and were peaceable. They say if a war takes place between the Sioux and the troops they will join the strongest party. A war party of Sioux, at Lcboute Creek, above Fort Laramie, were awaiting the ar rival of troops, and threatened, if they did not arrive in ten days, they would kill every white person between Fort Laramie and the Devil's Gate. Several trains of Mormons had been fal len in with between Fort Kearney and the Blues, i hey had lost twenty by cholera, but the balance were in good health.” [Boston Traveler. The Kingijof the Kusc«i-.ltos. Mr. B ard, in Ills adventures on the Alus ((uito shore, describes a sojourn in the city of Blewfields, which, although “the resi dence of the Court of the Musquito King dom,” lie says is in reality nothing more than a collection of miserable thatched huts. During the period of his residence there he one morning breakfasted with the British resident, Mr. 8011, and through him had the honor of an introduction to "George AVil liam Clarence, the King of all the Musqui tos.” He gives the following humorous ac count of his presentation:— “Air. Bell’s house was a plain building of rough boards, with several small rooms, all opening into the principal apartment, in which I was invited to sit down. At a word Irom Air. Bell, a sleepy looking black girl, with an enormous shock of frizzled hair, who was sweeping the floor, disappeared for a few moments, and then came back with some cups and a pot of coffee. I observed that there were three cups, and that my host filled them all, which 1 thought a little sin gular, since there were but two of us. A taint momentary suspicion crossed my mind, that the female polypus stood in some such relation to my host as to warrant her in honoring us with her company. But in stead of doing so, she unceremoniously push ed open a door in the corner, and curtly ejac ulated to some unseen occupant, “Get up.” T here was a querulous response, and in a short time the door in the corner opened, when a black boy, or what an American would be apt to call a ‘young, darkey,’ ap parently nineteen or twenty years of age, shuffled up to the tabic, lie wore only, a shirt unbuttoned at the throat, and cotton pantaloons, scarcely buttoned at all. He nodded to my entertainer, with a drawling ‘Mornin sir,' and sat down to a cup of cof fee. Aly host seemed to take no notice of him, and we continued our conversation. “.Soon after, the sloven youth got up, took his hat and slowly walked down the path to the river, where 1 afterwards saw him washing his face in the stream. As I was leaving, I told Air. Bell I should be obliged to him for an introduction to the King at some future day. lie smiled faint ly and said, as for that matter there need be no delay, and, stepping to the door, shouted to the black youth by the river, and beck oned to him to come up the bank. The youth put on his hat hurriedly and obeyed. ‘Perhaps you are not aware that is the King,’ observed my host, with a contempt nous smile. I made made no reply, as the youth was at hand. He took off his hat re spectfully. but there was no introduction in the case, beyond the quiet observation, ‘George, this gentleman has come to see you, sit down.’ I soon saw who was the real ‘king’ in Blewfields. ‘George,’ I think, had also a notion of his own on the subject, but was kept in such strict subordination that he never manifested it by words. I found him shy, but not without the elements of an or dinary English education, which he had re ceived in England. He is nothing more or less than a negro, with hardly a perceptible trace of Indian blood, and would puss at the South for ‘a likely young fellow, worth twelve hundred dollars as a body servant!’ ” Telegraph to Nctrfonudlaud. In six or eight weeks, says the New York Journal of Commerce, the New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Com pany will have their line finished as far cast as St. John’s Newfoundland, at which point many of the trans-Atlantic steamers are ex pected to call to deliver and receive de spatches. The wire for this line left Lon don on the 28th of June, and a steamer is to bo chartered to tow the vessel containing the wire, in the process of laying it down. The port of Bt. John’s, when once it has been entered, is said to be one of the best on the North American continent. Parties employing submarine batteries are now en gaged in removing the large rock obstruct ing the entrance; the sum of 82,500 having been appropriated for the purpose by the Newfoundland Government. This will give an ample passage for ves sels drawing thirty feet of water. Every convenience will be had at St. John’s for coaling vessels on the route for Europe, the coal being brought there from Wales, as ballast in fishing vessels. European steam ers cun thus leave the continent with one third less fuel. The space thus saved, can be occupied by freight. Should this plan be adopted, European news will be received at New York in six or seven days after the departure of the steamer bringing it; or, if the steamers should stop at Cape Clear, the Southwestern extremity of Ireland the time will be reduced to five or six days. As respects outward bound vessels, despatches can be placed on board at St. John’s four days after steamers leave New York. A telegraphic communication between the con tinents will, it is said, be completed in two years. The method of constructing the sub-marine cable (70 miles in length) to be laid in the Gulf of St Lawrence, is describ ed as follows: In the first place, each communicating wire is regularly and perfectly insulated in gutta percha, making it, when thus covered, about one quarter of an inch in diameter; three insulated wires arc then placed in a circular form—around a tarred hempen cord, and the spaces between them filled up with layers of the same material; after which strands, likewise of tarred hemp, are bound firmly around the whole, and afterwards strong iron wires, of about the same diame ter as the communicating wires when insu lated, are wound spirally around, and the cable is completed. The reason of the use of tar is. that it gives durability, as tar, in connection with iron, has been found to act as a great preservative to the cable when immersed in salt water. The liCTinthnn Steamer. The last number of I leasehold-AVords contains a description of the monster steam er now building at the Isle of Dogs, Eng land, which, early next Spring will make a trial trip to this country, it is expected in less than seven days. Her designer is Air. Brunei, and her proportions are almost in credible. She will be six hundred and eighty feet in length and of twenty thous and tons burthen. Steam will be the sole propelling power, no canvas being contem plated in this vessel. In fixing the great size of the Leviathan, its projector believes that he has obtained the elements of a speed hitherto unknown in ocean-going steamers. It is confidently predicted that by the great length of the Leviathan she will be enabled to pass through the water at an average speed in all weathers of fifteen knots an hour, with a smaller power in proportion to tonnage than ordinary vessels now require to make ten. The contract speed of most ocean mail-carrying steamers is eight knots. A ship of this huge capacity can carry twelve thousand tons of coal; quite sufficient it is stated, for her consumption on the out ward and homeward voyages. Space will be left for five thousand tons of cargo, the massive machinery, and four thousand pas sengers, with their luggage, and all neces sary stores for use. Large indeed must that steamer be which can provide a main deck saloon sixty feet in length, and forty in width, and fifteen in heighth: with a second class only twenty feet shorter, and a foot or two less in height. The Leviathan has these, and they appear but as small compartments of the huge in terior. It has been deemed an achievement wor thy of mention, to convey an entire regi ment of light cavalry from Bombay to the Crimea, by way of the Red Sea and Egypt, in about two months, if the calculations as to the speed of the Leviathan be correct —which more learned heads than ours de clare them to be—then the iron ship could have conveyed at least half a dozen regi ments of cavalry from Bombay to Balakla va, by the way of the Cape of Good Hope and the Straits of Gibraltar, in two-thirds of the time, and at not much greater cost than was required for the one regiment con veyed through Egypt. Had the old system of ship-building still prevailed with regard to sea-going steamers —had our ship-wrights worked on the wood en-wall principle instead of the platc-and rivet method, we should never have possess ed such noble steamships as are owned by our large commercial companies. Certain it is that the Leviathan could not have been built, on the wooden system. The mighti est giants of Indian forests, of fabulous age, in countless numbers, would not have suffic cd to produce a ship of half her size.'— Strength enough could not have been ob tained with the most ponderous masses of timber-work, braced as they might have been with iron and copper, to have floated so mighty u load of cargo, machinery, and living beings. Yet the monster of which we arc now writing, so new in its various appliances of power, so wonderful in its un heard-of capacity, is composed of plates of iron, less than one inch in thickness. From the London Punch. Hours of a Single Gcnllemau. This morning, November 11th, at half past eleven o’clock precisely, an unfortunate young man, Mr. Edward I’inckuey, under went the extreme penalty of infatuation, by expiating his attachment to Mary Ann Gale, in front of the altar-railings of Bt. Mary’s Church, Islington. It will be in the recollection of all those friends of the party who were at Joue’s par ty at Brixton, two years ago, that Mr. Pinckney was there and then first introduc ed to Mary Gale, to whom lie instantly be gan to direct particular attentions—dancing with her no less than six sets that evening, and handing her things at supper in the most devoted manner. From that period commenced the intimacy between them which terminated in this morning’s catas trophe. Poor Pinckney had barely attained lus twenty-eighth year; but there is no belief but that for reasons of pecuniary nature his single life would have come earlier to un un timely end. A change for the better, how ever .[having occurred in his circumstances, the yo*ing lady’s friends were induced to sanction his addresses, and become accesso ries to the course for which he has just suf fered. The unhappy young man passed the last night ot his bachelor existence in his solita ry chamber. From half-past eight to ten he was engaged in writing letters. Shortly after, Ids younger brother Henry knocked at the door, when the doomed youth told him to come in. On being asked when he meant to go to bed, he replied—“not yet.” Ihe question was then put to him how ho thought he would sleep? to which he an swered; “1 don’t know.” lie then express ed his desire for a cigar and a glass of grog. His brother, who sat down and partook of the like refreshments, now demanded if he would take anything more that night. He said “nothing,” in a firm voice, ilis affec tionate brother then rose to take Ids leave, when the devoted one considerately advised him to take care of himself. Precisely at a quarter of a minute to sev en the next morning, the victim of Cupid having been called according to Ids desire, he arose and promply dressed himself. Ho had the self-control to shave himself without the slightest iujujy, for not even a scratch upon Ids chin appeared after the operation. It would seem he devoted a longer time than usual at his toilet. The wretched man was attired in a light blue dresscoat, with frosted buttons, a white vest and nankeen trousers,' with patent boots. He wore around Ids neck a variega ted satin scarf, which partly concealed the Corrazzo of the bosom. In front of the scarf was inserted a breastpin of conspicu ous dimensions. Having descencd the staircase with a quick step, he entered the apartment where his brother and a few friends awaited him. He then shook hands cordially with all present; and on being asked how he slept, answered—“very well,” and to the further demand as to the state of his mind, he said that he “felt happy.” ******** The clock at length struck eleven, and at the same moment lie was informed that a, cab was at the door. He merely said—“l am ready,” and allowed himself to be con ducted to the vehicle, into which he got with his brother, his friends following on be hind in others. Arrived at the tragical spot, a short but anxious delay of some seconds took place; after which they were joined by the lady and her friends. Little was said on either side, but Miss Gale, with customary decorum’, but a slight twitching in her mouth and eyebrows, proclaimed her inward agitation. All necessary preliminaries having now been settled, and the prescribed melancholy formalities gone through, the usual question was put—“ Wilt thou have this woman to be thy wife?” “I will.” He put the fatal ring on Miss Gale’s fim ,aer, the hymeuial noose was adjusted, and the poor fellow was launched into matri mony. Election- Difficulties. —The Sacramen to Union of last week says: A difficulty occurred on election day at Chipp’s Flat, between Geo. W. King and Fat Mooney. Ihe latter stabbed the former, when King immediately shot Mooney. Neither parties are expected to live. At Orleans Flat, an Irishman, name un known. was killed at the polls. After the polls closed at lowa Hill a fight occurred between an American and an Irishman, when the former shot the Irish man through the hand. A rush was made for the ballot-boxes by the foreigners, when it was given out that Johnson had a largo majority, but the Americans stood firm, with revolvers in hand, and restored quiet NO. 48.