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GEORGETOWN HEWS. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED E\EBY TUUKS DAY MOKKINO BY Fl/itt tfc Sliaw. Office, Main St., nearly opposite Masonic Hall. TICK MS IX VAHIAUI-V I-V ADVANCE. For one year So 00 For six months 3 00 For three mouths 2 00 Hates of Advertising, For first insertion of 1 square, or 10 lines.. S 300 For each subsequent insertion 1 50 Liberal deductions for quarterly advertisements. BUSINESS CARDS. 'Wm. lESatst-lixs, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Offi ‘ at Lower Johntown, El Dorado Co., Cal. November 12th, 1855. [3-4t* P RODGER, J. C. Manufacturer of all kinds of Jewelry, Maiden Lane, Georgetown, two doois south of J. J. Lewis’ Bowling Saloon. November Ist, 1855. [2-tf. G-XT£a.l3L£L333. C&3 Oo=, (BRANCH OF GRAHAM & CO. GEORGETOWN.) MAIN STREET, BOTTLE HILL. Dealers in Groceries. Provisions, Cigars, Li quors, fyc. The highest price paid at all times for Gold Dust. Bottle Hill, April 23d, 1855. [2B-tf Xj. C, XtoyToxa-aria, Justice of the Peace. 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 4 o’clock; Sunday excpted. Georgetown, May 24th, 1855. [;!2-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 vices as Surgeon .aid Physician. Bottle Hill, Dec. 15 1854. 9-tf E.V\ , DR. F. G., Main street, Georgetown.— Office opposite Adams & Co. O t. 26, 1854. 2-tf “VTTELI S, FARGO & CO., Express Agents, V V ! <oM Dust Shippers, and Bankers, George town. [See advertisement.] 2-tf I. O. of O'. lE*. ’fS v Memento Lodge, No. 37. Institu . March 22nd, 1855. fleets on Thursday of each week, at the Ma son! Hall, at 7 o’clock, P. M. Transient Brother’s, in good standing, are cor dially invited to attend. J. J. LEWIS, N. G. S. Knox, Sec’y. _A.-8. of T —Georgetown Division, No. 42, > r Sons of Temperance, meets every Tnes day evening, at 7 o’clock, in their Hall on .Main street, Georgetown. All brethren in good standing are invited to at tend. WM. T. GIBBS, W. P. J. T. Noel, R. S. Divine Worship. Rev. DAVID McCLURE, of the Presbytery of San Francisco, preaches every Sabbath morning and evenmg in the Town Hail, Georgetown. Ser vices commencing at 10i o’clock A. M., and 8 P. M. Also, every Sabbath afternoon at Bottle Hill, at 3 o’clock. Prayer meeting at the Par son ige on Wednesday evenings. 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. M. by Rev. R. R. Brookshier, of the Methodist E pisco:\J Cl.arch South. Public Worship. —At the School House, G( i getown. Regular appointments of Rev. Jno. Sharp, of M. E. Church, A. M. and 7 P. M., every Sabbath. Occasional supplies by other Ministers. Prayer meetings, Wednesday even ings at 7P. M. Sabbath School 94 A. M. California Stage Cona.j3a33.3r Z'sJTotJ.co. CJTAGES for Sacramento City, id leave the “Nevada House,” Georgetown, every morning, at three o'clock, A. M., and the “ Buckeye Exchange,” Greenwood Valley, it four o’clock, A. M., arriving in Sacra mento in time to connect with the steamboats for >au Francisco. J. HAWORTH, Pres. Cal. S. Co. Per M. A. MERCHANT, Agent. Mar' h 28th, 1855. [24-tf. ~~ ACCOMMODATION Stage Line FROM BOTTLE HILL TO COLOMA. r p!IE subscriber having extended his Line to 1 Bottle Hill, will run a four-horse coach dai ly between the above places, via of Georgetown and Johntown. Leaving Bottle Hill at 65 o'clock A. M., arriv al at Coloma at 10 o’clock A. M. Returning, will leave Coloma at 3 o'clock, P. M.. arriving at Bottle Hill at 0 o’clock P. M. Having run a line of stages for the past two years and a half between Georgetown and Colo ns, the undersigned feels confident that in ex tending his line to Bottle Hill, he can offer such accommodations as to merit the patronage of the public. ROBERT ELLIS. June 27th, 1855. [37-tf. Books & Stationery. A Literary Depot, is opened by the under signed, on Main Street, Bottle Hill, at which, WOKS, MAGAZINES and NEWSPAPERS of every variety, and of the latest date, can be had n oon application. JAMISON & CALDWELL. Bottle Hill, April 18th, 1855. [27-tf. TURNING LATHE—The undersigned begs leave to inform the citizens of Georgetown !f at he is prepared to do all kinds of Turning in e t manner and at the shortest notice. r M. A. WOODSIDE. Sorgetowa, Oct 19, 1654. i-tf GEORGETOWN, EL DORADO COUNTY, CAL., DEC. 20, 1855. Building on the Sand. BY ELIZA COOK. Tis well to woo, ’tis well to wed, For so the world has done Since myrtles grew and roses blew, And morning brought the sun. t But have a care ye young and fair, Be sure ye pledge with truth; Be certain that your love will wear Beyond the days of youth. For if we give not heart for heart, As well as hand for hand, You’ll find you've played the “unwise” part, And “built upon the sand.” 'Tis well to save, 'tis well to have A goodly store of gold, And hold enough of shining stuff, For charity is cold. But place not all your hopes and trust In what the deep mine brings; We cannot live on yellow dust Unmixed with purer things. And he who piles up wealth alone, Will often have to stand Beside his coffer chest, and own ’Tis “built upon the sand.” 'Tis good to speak in kindly guise And soothe where'er we can; Fair speech should bind the human mind, And love link man to man. But stay not at the gentle words, Let deeds with language dwell; The one who pities starving birds Should scatter crumbs as well. The mercy that is warm and true Must lend a helping hand, For those who talk yet fail to do, But “build upon the sand.” A Chapter on Betting. BY A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Editor Town Talk:—As you were kind enough yesterday to report a novel case tried before me, wherein I took strong grounds in favor of judicious betting:, I have thought proper, with your permission,to go further, and give my views at length ou this point. The philosophy of betting, I be lieve, has never yet been written. The sub ject is an inviting one to the contemplative mind, but I am sorry to say has been shame fully neglected. It is not my intention to touch upon the philosophy of the thing in this communication, but merely to give it a cursory glance in support of the position assumed by me in the case of Wheeler vs. Sharp. Life is a game, sir—a big game. Upon this assertion I plant my foot, and defy the world to move me. Now if Life is a game —and no one I hope will be fool enough to doubt it—all the men and women are bet ters, Thus you perceive, Mr. Editor, my subject opens as neatly as an oyster. But. further. If, as I have shown beyond all controversy, Life is a game, and all the men and women merely betters, the questions arise, what’s the amount of their piles?— What cards do they bet ou? and how does their lack run? These are all honest que ries, and very naturally follow along the train of thoughts I am attempting to place on paper. The piles in possession of these various gamblers at Life's faro table are, generally speaking, governed by the wealth or poverty of their parents. We occasion ally find a man or woman approach the game with but one little stake, who by watching the run of the cards and betting judiciously, come out in the end with a large fund. In olden times these cases were quite isolated, but of late years, since almost any bet—no matter how small—is taken, they are more common. The desire for betting is born with us— it dies with us—l was about to say it goes to the d—l with us. The first thing the fond mother says to her infant is, “I’ll bet he’ll make a little man,” or woman, as the case may bo. The first thing the infant thinks, and if it could talk, would say, “I’ll bet pa and ma love me better than any child they ever bad.” On the part of the infant, this is judicious betting, for I go upon the assumption that it is the first off spring. Those who suppose that betting is not natural, but simply one of the many contracted habits of life, should stick a peg here in the infant’s case. The child grows —expands—swells—spreads itself. It is taken sick. The physician—an old gam bler, by the way—comes in. He sees at a glance that it is a big game—a game of life and death. He stakes bis reputation— which constitutes his only pile—gives the child a dose of castor oil, sugar-coated pills or fish hooks, rubs it down with a warm brick, and takes the chances. As I remark ed in the case of Wheeler vs. Sharp, I have no faith in those who bet on chances, or trust in luck, and the only thing which sur prises me is, that while all history and ex perience has proved that the chances re ferred to lose eight times out often, people will continue to bet on them. The conse quences are awful to contemplate! Everywhere—in all our daily walks—in every phase of life—among the lofty and the lowly, the rich and the poor we see this natural propensity to bet. The first thing we hear from the" young man the day after his marriage, is, “I’ll bet high on my wife.” A month later and you could hard ly get him to “puugle” down a cent on her. The blooming young bride, too, in the full ness of her love for Perkins, could at the start,while intoxicated with joy at the happy union, be induced to make a bet which she might repent the balance of her days. So we go. When the boarder takes his scat at the breakfast table, he says, softly, “I don’t go much on that beefsteak, ’ coffee, butter, or whatever he may chance to taste. Another says: “I think I’ll bet my pde on this hash;” a third informs the landlady that it is a losing game to board with her, and leaves in disgust. Now there is no necessity for all the j trouble I have named. We should bet more | judiciously. We should watch our game more closely, see that those who deal for us don’t “stock” the cards; keep an eye on the run of the papers, and never risk a dollar until we have something more than mere luck or the chances on our side. By pur suing this course, people will soon find that they win much oftener than lose, besides feeling better about the head and stomach. There was no earthly necessity for the young man above alluded to, to bet high on his new wife. It was doubtless a piece of rash ness which, like all rashness, must sooner or later be paid for and mourned over. It is quite true that sue was a card iu whom he had full confidence. But did he know that she was a winning card? Would any one else bet on her? Where would she be when a large amount of money was on the board? You might win, Perkins, but if as I sus pect, you go upon chances, she would be no where! How perfectly natural is this betting pro pensity! It is a glorious faculty, and yet how few there are who exercise it judicious ly! History tells of a man who so loved this great idea of betting that he named one of his fairest daughters Betty. The wisdom of later ages, seeing with delight the eager ness with which this name was embraced by doatiug parents and lavished upon their daughters, rubbed out a portion of it, so that now-a.days, no matter in what part of the world we may be cast, we can always find a “Bet.” The curtailment of this name iu order to make Bets common,was a stroke of human wisdom and foresight but seldom seen. Such Bets should, and doubtless will, be all taken. The subject on which I have been wri ting, Mr. Editor, is inexhaustible, but the length of my letter reminds me that for the present I must close. It is a matter that has occupied my mind for many years, and one, too, which has caused me much pain on account of the neglect it has received at the hands of philosophers and statesmen.— The case of Wheeler vs. Sharp was a pleas ant one to me, because it gave me an oppor tunity to ask whether or no the defendant bet judiciously. I was soon satisfied that he did, and took the occasion to make known my views. Wheeler, it will be remembered expressed the opinion that the cause of Sharp’s conduct iu not paying his rent was his vile habit of betting, Arc.; yet, notwith standing the vileness of the tiling, 1 got a bet of twenty-five dollars out of Wheeler himself. I mention this merely to show that the disposition to bet is in us, and will come out. Yours, A Winning Card. How They Read the Newspapers. —lt is a proof of the great variety of human de velopment to notice persons reading a news paper. Mr. General Intelligence first glances at the telegraph, then at the editorial, and then he goes into the correspondence. Air. Sharper opens with stocks and mar kets, and ends with the advertisements for wants, hoping to find a victim. Aunt Sukey first reads the stories—then looks to see who is married. M iss Prim looks at the marriages first, and then reads the stories. Air. Alarvelous is curious to sec the list of accidents, murders, and the like. Uncle Ned hunts up a funny thing, and laughs with a will. Madam Gossip turns to the local depart ment for her thunder, and having obtained that, throws the paper aside. Airs. Friendly drops the first tear of sym pathy over the deaths, and then over the marriages; for, says she, one is about as bad as the other. Air. Politician dashes into the telegraph —from thence into the editorial, ending with the speeches. Our literary friend is eager for a nice composition from the editor, or some kind correspondent. After analyzing the rhet oric, grammar and logic of the production, he turns a careless glance at the news de partment, and then takes to his Greek per fectly satisfied. The pleasure seeker examines the pro grammes of the public entertainments, and decides which will afford him the greatest amount of amusement. The laborer searches among the wants for a better opening in his business and—but enough; an extension of the list is useless. There is just as much dillerence in readers as iu—anything. But the worst is yet to come. If each docs not find a column or less of his peculiar liking, the editor has, of course, been lazy, and is unworthy of patronage. Oh, who wouldn't be an editor? Personae Appearance of Alarshal Pelissier. —The following is an extract from a private letter, dated before Sebasto pol:— “I was rather surprised at the personal appearance of the French commander of the forces. From his character, I expected to have seen a yonng, active man; whereas Gen. Pelissier is an enormously fat man, with very white hair, which is cut very close; he is so fat that he is unable to ride any distance. He was in an open carriage, drawn by four grays, and two soldiers as outriders, and an Arab with a white flow ing robe followed it. The General was dressed in uniform, with a number of deco rations on his breast, and over his should ers he wore a white cloak, somewhat simi lar to those worn by the Arab chiefs. He is uot very tall, and his face has a rather good-humored expression, and quite differ ent from what your imagination would por tray from history,either here or in Africa.” Will lomig Bullion ever be Blclil It has become very much the fashion,' now-a-days, to say, “ Oh. young Bullion i will be rich when his father dies;” and to understand thereby that young Bullion is ; sure to be rich one of these days. But the proverb concerning a “slip be-' tween the cup and the lip” holds good in \ this case as in all others, and young Bullion may die before old Bullion does, in which case he would never become rich—in this 1 world s goods, at any rate. Nor is hisi chance of living so much greater than the j governor’s (as he terms him,) as may be at i the first glance imagined. Suppose old Bullion to be fifty-five years of age, young Bullion twenty-five. * Old Bullion is a bank director—young Bullion is “one of the b'hoys;” old Bullion turns in every night at ten—young Bullion is “on a time” till 4a. m. Balance of health is in favor of old Bullion. Old Bullion takes a glass of brandy and water, and don’t eat anything going to bed; young Bullion devours oysters, woodcock, broiled chicken, at horribly indigestible hours, and drinks champagne, champagne brandy and Scotch ale, till he blesses the man that invented soda water, when he wakes up next morning. Balance of health in favor of old Bullion again. Oid Bullion goes down to the Bank in an omnibus about 10 a. m. About the same time young Bullion is going it with a fast horse to “the great race,” incurring the dan ger of being run over, of being run away with, and of running over somebody else and getting split. Balance of safety in fa vor of old Bullion. You don’t find old Bullion promenading very often—the gout won't allow it; young Bullion is all the time on a tramp, over sidewalks under which arc steam engines, across streets where runnings over are fre quent. Old Bullion don’t go travelling young Bullion is on the move all summer; and steamboat blowings up and railroad col lisions are frequent now-a-days. Balance of safety still in favor of old Bullion. Old Bullion is never out after dark — young Bullion, like cats, travels principal ly at night, and stands a very fair chance, iu the present state of society, of having his head and a slungshot acquainted some dark night. Old Bullion has against him thirty years and the gout; young Bullion has the risk of late hours, champagne suppers, fast horses, “pistols and coffee for two,” street-crossings, boiler-bursting, railroad smash-ups, and frac tured craniums. So the chances, you see, are not so very much iu young Bullion’s favor, after all. [Waver ly Alagaziue. The Benefits of Women’s Society.— It is better, says Thackeray, for you to pass au evening once or twice in a lady’s draw ing-room. even though the conversation is slow, and you know the girl’s song by heart, than in a club, tavern, or the pit of a thea tre. All amusements of life to which vir tuous women are not admitted, rely on it, are deleterious iu their nature. All men who avoid female society have dull percep tions and are stupid, or have gross tastes and revolt against what is pure. Your club swaggerers, who are sucking the butts of billiard cues all night, call female society insipid. Poetry is insipid to a yokel; beau ty has no charms for a blind man; music does not please a poor beast who docs uot know one tunc from another; and as a true epicure is hardly ever tired of water sanchy and brown bread and butter, I protest I can sit for a whole night talking to a well reg ulated, kindly woman, about her girl com ing out, or her boy, at Eton, and like the evening’s entertainment. One of the great benefits a man may derive from women’s so ciety is, that he is bound to be respectful to them. The habit is of great good to your moral man, depend upon it. Our education makes of us the most eminently selfish men in the world. We fight for ourselves, we push lor ourselves, we yawn for ourselves, we light our pipes and say we won’t go out; we prefer ourselves, and our ease, and the greatest good that comes to a man from a woman’s society is, that he has to think of somebody besides himself, somebody to whom he is bound to be constantly atten tive and respectful. The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.—The N . Y. Express contains the following: In the matter of the Clayton-Bulwer Trea ty, it is given out now that Great Britain means to abide by her translation of it, viz: that she has a right to the Protectorate of the Alosquito King, and to the possession of certain islands on the coast of Honduras. The right seems to be of some importance, if, just now, Walker and his fillibusters were not taking possession of Nicaragua: in which, if they are there successful, they or others will follow up in Honduras, San Salvador, and in Central America gener ally, except Costa Rica, which alone seems to have a settled government. The Central American States (Costa Ri ea excepted) so open themselves to fillibus terism from abroad by their own civil wars, that they are very likely to be Anglo-Saxon lAorth American in settlement and Gov ernment, in spite even of ourselves, our Government, or the great Steamship Nica ragua Transit Company, which was very content as things were. Hence, if, as said. Great Britain persists in her construction of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, the persist ence, practically, cannot amount to much. A Sick Lawyer. —A lawyer, being sick, made his last will and testament and ga\e all his estate to fools and roadmen . Being asked the reason for so doing, he said, “from such I got it, and to such i return it a train.” A Good ’l9 Story. The following bit of hnmor appears in the last Stockton Republican, contributed by a forty-niner, who seems to look back up on the good, old. rough-and-tumble days of California as the only portion of its history worth remembering: Our Pilot.— There were few river pilots in those days—steamboats, of course, none. Anxious to reach Stockton in the craft that brought us Iroin the New York dock, our Capt. being ignorant of the windings of the San Joaquin, secured in San Francisco the services or an individual who, in his own language, “‘had bin thar, and knowed a heap ’ about the river, ile turned out, however, as the sequel will show, to have been a Missouri ox driver, who, being on a grand spree in San Francisco until his‘pile’ had melted away, had the ingenuity to se cure his passage free by engaging in the above capacity. Missouri was intent on playing his part through, for as we entered the narrow channel of the river, seeing his time for action had arrived, he placed him self near the man at he wheel, when the Captain surrendered to him the command and went below. He evidently now felt the weight of responsibility resting upon him. After standing awhile on tiptoe, looking over the bow, lie walked up to the man at the wheel, and tapping him famil iar]} - on the shoulder, lie whispered, “Say, Mister, I reckon you’d better come haw a little.” Then running to the other side he quickly changed his notion. “Gee,” cried Missouri. “Gee, gee, gee! J—s to J—s, we’re sot.” Then turning to the man at the wheel, with hands upward, in a phrenzy of despair ho continued. “Darn your pic tur, it you’d only good when you first heart) me holler, we'd never struck nary time.”— “Shiver my mizen!” said Jack, holding on to the wheel amazed, “if our skipper ain’t shipped a native California pilot, and he’d ought to know 1 don’t speak a word of their language.” And sure enough wc were hard aground; our vessel never got any nearer Stockton—in the language of Mis souri, “nary time.” A Remarkable Dog.— The following well authenticated incident, taken from a celebrated French work, entitled, “L’His toire des Chiens Celcbrcs,” shows that a well educated dog, under exciting circum stances, can not only reason and act with wonderful decision and presence of mind, but can also manifest a feeling of revenge, which is not only foreign to his natural character, but which can hardly be sur passed in intensity by a Christian warrior: “ Mustapha, a strong and active grey hound, belonged to an artillerist of Dublin. Raised from its birth in the midst of camps, it always accompanied its master, and ex hibited no alarm in the midst of battle. In the hottest engagements it remained near the cannon, and carried the match in its mouth. At the memorable battle of Fon tenoi, when the square battalions of the Hanoverians were broken, the master of Mustapha received a mortal wound. At the moment when about to fire upon the en emy. he and several of his corps were struck to the earth by a discharge of artil lery. Seeing his master extended lifeless and bleeding, the dug became desperate and howled piteously. Just at that time a body of French soldiers were advancing to gain possession of the piece, which was aim ed at them from the top of a small rising ground: Who would believe it, if the fact were not attested by several witnesses wor thy of credit? Doubtless with a view to avenge his master's death, Mustapha seized the lighted match with his paws, and set fire to the cannon loaded with case-shot I Seventy men fell on the spot, and the re mainder took to flight. After this bold stroke, the dog lay down sadly near the dead body of his master, licked his wounds, and remained there twenty-four hours with out sustenance. He was at length, with difficulty, removed by the comrades of the deceased. This courageous greyhound was carried to London, and presented to George 11, who had him taken care of as a brave servant.” Byron thus apostrophizes this faithful servant;— “The poor dog ! in life the firmest friend— The first to welcome, foremost to defend; Whose honest heart is still hi- master's own; Who labors, fights, lives, breathes, for him alone.” Ax Extraordinary Incident. —The X. Y. Tribune relates the following of a young and blooming married woman of that city, who entered the bonds of matrimony about a year ago: “Last Friday she was suddenly taken sick and her mother, being with her, sent tor the doctor, believing that she had a touch of the cholera. Xot finding Dr. J. K. \\ ood, she called in a strange doctor, who, upon entering the room, said to her: ‘Madame is voar daughter married?’ The mother an swered: ‘Certainly, sir: do you not sec her boy lying there, just eleven weeks old to day; ’ ‘Eleven weeks old !' replied he: “why woman she is going to present her husband with another child!’ And so it turned out; instead of cholera there appeared a bouncing hit girl, who is thriving and do ing well. The writer of this knows the facts to be true, although they may appear very strange.” ;SgT- A printer's devil, who pays especial attention to a young lady up town without making any decided advances, was return ing with her from meeting the other night when she feelingly said, “I fear 1 shall nev er get to Heaven.” “Why so.'" said Ed. “Eocause,’’ she replied. "I love the devil so well.” Examination of Attorneys.—A corre spondent sends ns the following racy exam ination of a candidate for admission to the bar in Iowa: Examiner. —Do yon smoke, sir? Candidate.—l do sir. Ex.—Have you a spare cigar? Can.—Yes sir; (extending a short six.) Ex.—Now, sir, what is the first duty of a lawyer? Can.—To collect fees. Ex.—Right. What is the second? Can.—To increase the number of his cli ents. Ex.—" When does your position towards your client change? * Can.—When making a bill of costs. Ex.—Explain. Ean.—We then occupy the antagonist's position; 1 assume the character of plaintiff and he becomes defendant. .Ex. —A suit decided, how do you stand with the lawyer conducting the other bill? C an.—Cheek by jowl. Ex.—Enough, sir; you promise to be an ornament to your profession, and I wish you success. Now. are you aware of the duty you owe me? Can.—Perfectly. Ex.—Describe the duty. Can.— It is to invite you to drink. Ex.—Hut suppose 1 decline. Can.—(Scratching his head.) There is no instance of the kind on record in the books; 1 cannot answer that question. Ex.—T ou arc right, and the confidence with which you make the assertion shows that you have read the law attentively; let’s take the drinks, and I'll sign your cer tificate. “By-and-by.” — There’s music enough in those three words for the burden of a song. There is hope wrapped up in them, the ar ticulate beat of the human heart. By-and-by! We heard it as long ago as we can re member, when we made brief but perilous journeys from chair to table, and from table to chair again. We heard it the other day, when two parted that had been “loving in their lives,” one to California, the other to her lonely home. Everybody says it some time or other.— The little boy whispers it when he dreams of exchanging the little stubbed boots for those like a man. The man murmurs it—when in life's mid dle watch, he sees his plans half finished, and his h.opes, yet in the bud, waving in the cold late spring. The old man says it—when he thinks of putting off the mortal for the immortal, to day for to-morrow. the weary watch for morning, and while away the time with “by-and-by.” Sometimes it sounds like a song; some times there is a throb or a sigh in it. What wouldn’t the world give to find it in almanacs—set down somewhere, no matter if the dead of December—to know that it would surely come? But fairy-like as it is, flitting like a sunbeam over the dewy shad ows of years, nobody can spare it, and we look upon the many times these words have beguiled us, the memory of the silver “by and-by, as like the sunrise of Osssiau, “pleasant but mournful to the soul.” Influence of a Newspaper. — A school teacher, who has been engaged a long time in his profession, and witnessed the influ ence of a newspaper upon the minds of a family ol children, writes to the editor of the Ogdonsburgh Sentinelj the result ol his observation. He has found it to be a uni versal iact that those scholars, of both sexes and all ages, who have had access to news papers at home, when compared with those who have not, are better readers, excelling in pronunciation, and consequently read more understandingly: They are better spellers and define words with ease and accuracy. They obtain a practical knowledge of geography, in almost half the time it re quires others, as the newspaper has made them familiar with the location of the im portant places, their government and doings, on the globe. They are better grammarians, for having become so familiar with every variety of style in the newspaper, from the common place advertisement to the finished and clas sical oration of tiic statesman, they more readily comprehend the meaning of the text, and consequently analyse its construction with accuracy. They write better compositions, using better language, containing more thoughts’, more clearly and connectedly expressed. A Chapter of Accidents. —A dog with a tin kettle tied to his tail, darted, at top speed through Washington street yesterday afternoon. In course of his flight he ran against a horse attached to a wagon in front of Washington Market. The horse took a stampede and ran into a milk wngon just on the point of leaving; the driver of the milk wagon was thrown out, and fortu nately fell on a pile of tomatoes, owned by a market woman; the woman took a severe hold of the unfortunate wagoner by the hair of his head, and demanded damages. Ihe milkman resented such aggravated usage, and a butcher took up the quarrel in be half of the woman, a fight ensued, and one of the party was carried off by the police. At this interesting juncture, we left, satis fied with the possession of an unusual item. [S. F. Sun. vou want an ignoramus to respect vou, "dress to death,” and wear watch seal? about the size of a brickbat. NO. 8.