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Office —Center st., opposite Chronicle Office. MOKE Llf JVM E HILL. September 20th. 1860. sep22:tf. A. H. HOEBCUXEK, M. D. E. B. BOBEKTSON, M. D. HOERCHNER & ROBERTSON, Physicians- Surgeons and Accoucheurs. MOKELUMJVE HILL. WILL at all times be found at their office at the Miners’ Drug Store. Special attention paid to private diseases in all forms, at their office. Charges mod state. March 26,1864tf IQ3Q. Eclectic Magazine, LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND ART. Beautiful Embellishments ! FINE STEEL ENGRAVINGS! New Volume begins January, 1866. Now is the Time to Subscribe. The Eclectic Magazine is, as its name in dicates, a selection from other magazines and periodicals. These selections are carefully made each month, from the entire range ot foreign periodicals. In this respect it is entirely unlike other monthlies, and has no rival. The following are some of the works from which selections are made : London Quarterly, Revue des Deux Monies, British Quarterly, London Society. 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Bach number is embellished with one or more fine steei engraTings— portraits ot inent men or illustrative of important his torical events. ‘ With the extensive resources at hi* com the Editor hopes to make the work a mand, the Jbaiw ; n^Uge at reader, and no necessity t 0 accomplish this result flumes commence in January and July of each year ; subscriptions can commence with any month, TERMS: $3.00 per Tear. Single Numbers, Fifty Cents. The Trade, Clergymen, Teachers, and Gluts ounnliedon favorable terms. Address, W. H. BID WELL, 5 Beckman Street, Mew York. MORELTJMNE HILL. CALAVERAS COUNTY, CAL., MAR. 10, 1866. United States Official Directory* Andrew Johnson, President L. fa. Poster, Vice President \V. H. Seward, Secretary of Stats Hugh McCulloch,... Secretary of Treasury Edwin M. Stanton,.... Secretary of War Gideon Welles, SAretary of the Navy James Harlan,.... Secretary of the Interior Wm. Dennison Postmaster General James Speed,, .,, i, .Attorney General Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant General State Official Directory. J. A. McDougail, ) T] „ „ John Conness, j Senators John Bidwell, 1 William Higby, v Members of Congress D. 0. Mcßuer, ) Frederick F. Low Governor d o *“ ac “ m ’ Lieutenant Governor B. B. Redding Secretary of State Roraualdo Pacheeo Treasurer George Oulton, Controller John L. McCullough, Attorney General John P. Houghton Surveyor General 0. M. Clayes, State Printer John Swett,.... Sup't of Public Instruction W. C. Stratton, Slate Librarian George S. Evans, Adjutant General S. S. Tilton, 1 D. C. Mcßuer, v Harbor Commissioners C. L. Taylor, J W. P. Tilden, Res’d’t Phys. Insane Asylum ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. Silas W. Brockway, Judge District Court THIRD DIVISION U. S. INT. REV. N. M. Orr Assessor John Sedgwick, Collector County Official Directory. ThomS' Hardy!' 3 ' f Members of the Senate N. G. Sawyer, 1 M. M. Collier, Members of the Assembly Isaac Ayer. ) James Barclay County Judge J as. Oliphant, Sheriff and Collector J. A. 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Hopkins Road Overseer EIGHTH TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. Griswold Ir p GW Merritt) q C S Reeves J S Carringer j E. L. Thayer, Assessor and Collector J. A. Morse, Road Overseer NINTH TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. Ed Burrows \ r p A. I* Jordan ) q Freeman J Jas Stiver ( E. D. Green, Assessor and Collector Moses Towle, Road Overseer TENTH TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. Levi Langdon 1 T p M McCormick ) c J Heckendorn j e W Griswold ( J. A. Dunn Assessor and Collector J. M. Thompson, Road Overseer NOTARIES PUBLIC. Jas. C. Kelly, J- J- Stoddard, C. M. Whitlock, . S. S. Abbott, Walter L. Hopkins, Ed. Loughho, T. K. Wilson, Allen Taylor, Isaac Ayer. COURT RECORD. Terms op District Court.— 2d Monday of January, April, July and October. Terms op Countt Court. —First Mon day of March, June, September and Decem ber. WELLS, FARGO & CO.’ AGENTS. Cohen & Levy •••••• Ed. Loughlin Telegraph City C. M. Whitlock So" Andreas E. Pallache, Murphys Rosenberg, Jenny Lind W. P. Moses Mokelumne Hill P. W. & J. 0. Scribner,.... Angels If T. Root CampoSeco E. R. Syme Comanche J. M. Pike, Copperopohs TELEGRAPH OPERATORS. W. F. Moses, Mokelumne Hill C. M. Whitlock, San Andreas Alonzo Rhoads Murphys Thornton Westley Copperoppolis. POST OFFICES AND POST MASTERS. Angels Camp Geo. Stickles. Campo Seco E. R. Syme Camanche Nicholas Zimmermann. Chili H. A. Hodgdon. Fourth Crossing Wm. Reddick. Jenny Lind L. Rosenberg Mokelumne M. M. Eellman. Murphy’s Chas, A. Hunt Mountain Ranch W. H. Holmes. Mnsqnito M. Eldred North Branch D. Latimer Reynolds Ferry, Wm. Rich Gulch T.S. 1 San Andreas A. Severance Vallecito J. D. Gray West Point .F. H. Trappeniers. Copperopolis H. Armstrong. UNION Insurance Company —OP— 5.4. V FRANCISCO, Numbers 416 and 418 California at. CAPITAL STOCK; 9750,000 All Losses Paid in Golet Cain. —DIRECTORS— J. Mora Moss,, Benjamin Brewster, James Otis, James H. Higgin, Wm E. Barron, Tbomas 11. Selby, J. A. Donohoe, Nicholas Cunning, James C. Conroy. John Parrot, Peter H. Burnett, J. Underhill, Moses Hellor, M. D. Sweeny, L. Maynard, Moses Ellis, Jacob Scholle, James Phelan. Charles L. Low, Gus. Touchard, C. Christiansen. Michael .Castle, Joseph Seller, Nicholas Lance. L. H. Allen, N. G. Kittle, Alfred Borel, Wm. C. Talbot, C. T. Emmet, Patrick McAron, J. Y. Hal lock, George C*Johnson, Caleb T. Fay. J. G. Kittle. CALEB T. FAY, Prea’t. Cuas. C. Haven, Sec’y, T. K. WILSON, Ag't Mok. Hill. [dc2tf CENTRE STREET LIVERY STABLE. TWO OQORS BELOW J. P, SHEAR'S OLD SALOON, WHERE WILL BE FOUND FIRST CLASS SADDLE AND CARRIAGE HORSES, —ALSO— CARRIAGES, REGGIES, SULKIES, WAGONS, and TEAHS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS. PRICES MODERATE WHEN STOCK IS WELL XJSE3D Hornes Boarded and Groomed by the Day or Week. Prices in Accordance with the Times. Remember the stand on Centre street, two doors below the Moquelumne Exchange. H. W. GRIFFIN, Proprietor. Mokelumne Hill, Apr. 25, 1865. [apr29:tf J. IMPORTER ANtHatALER IN FUBNI^JRE, 415,11? and 119 California street Corner of Leidesdorff street, SAN FRANCISCO. A large and splendid assortment of Upholstery Goods! Constantly on hand. The Trade supplied at the lowest Wholesale prices. HAIN STREET. Between Huntet and El Dorado Streets, STOCKTON. ss:tf TO ITS ! TOYS ! TOYS! Toys and Fancy Goods —FOR THE— HOXjIID-A.-S'S. We ecommend all Dealers IN THAT LINE —TO THE— Toy & Basket Emporium —OP— THURMAN & ZINN. 320 & 322 Battery St. San Francisco. fnll-3m] DR. G. FISCHER, PHYSICIAN, SURGEON AND ACCOUfiHEUR. Brenham Place (Plaza), Near Portsmouth. House, San Francisco. Office Hocus —from 10 to 12, A. M., and from 3 to 5, P. M. Residence, 1018 Stockton Street, Between Washington and Jackson. • [jan. 20—3m] THE PACIFIC INSURANCE COMPANY, SAJV FSAJVCIS C O. Capital Stock, - - 9750,000 00 Assets Jan’y 1,1805, 917,410 48 Insures against loss or dam age by fire on Buildings, Merchandise, Furni ture, and other Pen%... soual Property. F. NEWBEBGEB,|AgeHL aprB-tf ] . JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE J CHEAP, 300 Hungarian Leeches. SO gallons best Kerosene. AT THE MINERS’ DRUG STORE, Centre Street Mok. Hill. Jan. 4th. 1861 sj:tf FOR SALE. Cheap for cash, a good, first class, second-hand Billiard Table, in running order. Apply to 8 MRS. R. KRAFT. Mokeinmne Hill, Nov. 17th, 1865. nl7-tf JOB PRINTING EXECUTED WITH and dispatch at this office; SONO OF STEAM. BT GEO. W. CUTTEB. Harness me down with iron bands— Be sure of your curb and rain ; For I scorn the strength of your puny hands As the tempest scorns a chain. How I laughed as I lay concealed from sight For many a countless hour, At the childish boast of human might, And the pride of human power ! When I saw an army upon the land, . A navy upon the seas, Creeping along, a snail-like band, Or waiting a wayward breeze ; When I marked the peasant faintly reel. With the toil which he faintly bore, As he turned away at the tardy wheel, Or tugged at the weary oar 1 When I measured the panting courser’s speed; The flight of the carrier dove. As they bore a law a king decreed, Or the line of inpatient love; I could not but thinK how they would feel, As these were outstripped afar, When I should be bound to the rushing keel, Or changed to the flying car 1 Ha ! ha ! ha ! they found me at last! They invited me forth at length ! Hurrah! birrah! the waters o’er The oceaa yield to my strength ! Time—space have yielded to my power ; The world —the whole is mine ! The giant streami of the queenly West, And the Orient floods divine. The ocean peels There’er I sweep, To hear my strength rejoice, And the monster! of the briny deep, Cower, tremblhg at my voice. I carry the wealth and lords of the earth— The thoughts if the God-like mind, The wind lags afler going forth. And the lightning is left behind ! In the darksome depths of the fathomless mines My tireless am doth play— Where the rock ne’er saw the sun’s decline, Aor the dawn of the glorious day, I bring earth's glittering jewels up From the glittering caves below, And I make the fountain’s granite cup With the cryital gush o’erflow 1 I blow the bellows, I forge the steel, In all the shops of trade ; X hammer the ore and turn the wheel Where my aims of strength are made; I manage the furnace, the mill, the mint — I carry, I spin, I weave ; And all my doings 1 put in print , On every Saturday eve! I’ve no muscle to weary, no breast to decay, No bones to be • laid on the shelf,’ And soon I intend you may go and play, While I manage the world myself! But harness me down with your iron bands, Be sure of your curb and rein; For I scorn the strength of your puny hands, As the tempest scorns a chain ! THE FBRRRET, Tbc ferret, an animal of prey, ii smaller than the polecat, which it re sembles very much io appearance. Its body measures about a foot in length, its coat is of a yellowish brown, and its eyes red. The color of its hair, howe ver, generally varies with climate. By mary naturalists the animal is consider ed a species of the polecat. But little is known of its habits in a wild state. It is very common in hot countries, and is but rarely seen in northern latitudes. Although the early history of this ani mal is shrouded in comparative dark ness, the opinion of Strabo is accepted as very plausible. According to his statement, the ferret was brought from Africa to Spain. This animal is the in veterate foe of the rabbit, and its quick ness and strength, coupled with its fe rocity, make it« dangerous enemy. It siezes the rabbit by the throat or nose and sucks its life blood, and gorges it self to stupor, while the large, drea my eyes of its victim become glassy and fixed. It is asserted that if the dead body of a rabbit be presented to a young ferret, which has never ventured beyond its nest, that it seems to be in fluenced by instinct, and pounces upon the cold, stiffened form with all the fierceness of a terrible rage inspired by uncompromising bate. It is conceded that Spain is the native climate of the rabbit, and in early periods it is believ ed that it bred so rapidly and burrowed so extensively as to become a serious an noyance to the people of the country. Spaniards being quick and revengeful by nature, sought to rid themselves of the thousands of rabbits in a speedy way, and it is claimed that they intro duced the ferret into Spain to prey upon the innocent inhabitants of the numer ous burrows. This is a very probable view of the case, as ferrets now abound in nearly every portion of Spain. The animals are reared in casks or chests, usually being furnished with beds of flax. The female is much smaller than the male, and she brings forth young twice a year. The litters vary from five to nine in number. The ferret, like most sullen, greedy and ferocious ani mals, is fond of sleep, and when not moved by hunger, we find it stretched upon its bed in a state of torpor. The moment they open their eyes they be gin to seek for food, and are rendered more savage by the cravings of appetite. In a state of domestication, they are fed freely on bread, milk, etc. Ferrets are employed by the hunter, when rabbits are the objects of game. The animals will enter the borough wit great eager ness, even if they have never received a lesson from the hunter. The precau tion is always taken to muixle them, for the sport*would be .tame indeed, if the animal was left free to gratify its de sires. Instead of driving the rabbit front its- it would seize upon it in when it would stretch itself beside its dead enemy and become stupefied and perfectly oblivious, io unconcious sleep. When this Jjgppena, smoking the hole is usually resorted to, but this desperate effort fails as often as it is successful.— The rabbit has a perfect terror of the ferret, and it flees from instinct. Then, by muzzling the ferocious little animal, and allowing it to enter the burrow, the rabbit is driven from its secure hiding place, unharmed, and falls an easy vic tim to the unerring aim of the hunter. In England, ferrets are trained for this sport, and the hunter finds them valua ble assistants. They are also trained by mischievous little urchins to 'hunt for birds nests in the holes of walls or trees. The ferret is likewise trained for hunting rats, and they seem to take de light io the sport. However, when em ployed for this purpose, you must watch them closely to prevent them from stu pefying themselves in the warm blood oi their victims. They will spring upon a rat with great fury, and with one quick jerk lay it dead at their feet.— Although the ferret is easily tamed, he always shows an irrasoible disposition. His strength and quickness of motion make him a deadly foe to the smaller animals. His lively and inflamed eye* give to him a ferocious appearance.— When hot and irritated, he emits an un pleasant smell. Ferrets are not common in this country. In the Northern States the climate is too severe for spontane ous breeding, and Americans have nev er taken much interest in the animal; hence, it is but seldom that they go to the trouble of importing and domesti cating it. Several years ago, Mr. K. A. Alexander imported a number of ferrets to this country, and they receiv every possible care on Woodburn Farm, but it appears that even the mild cli mate of Kentucky, did not agree with them, for in spite of the attention be stowed upon them, they grew less in numbers every year, and if we mistake not, the breed is now extinct. About the year 1849, Mr. Alfred Conover turned a number of ferrets loose on Long Island, and burrowing deeply to escape the rigors of winter, they bred for several years, but not so freely as they would have done in a warmer climate. Each female produc ing two litters each year, will average at least six per delivery, thus making twelve per yesr, the number of months in the Calendar. By this calculation, we observe that a single pair would mul tiply rapidly, and the ratio become greater each year. If the climate of this section of the country was not too severe for the spontaneous breeding of ferrets, Long Island, after the lapse of more than a quarter of afiantury, would now abound with these little animals. While they prey upon others, they are not subject to wholesale destruction by their enemies. We find but very few of them upon the island now, where, had the climate been more temperate, they would be numbered by thousands. In hunting rats with them, it is usual to train them with dogs. The ferrets are muzzled to drive the rats from their boles, when then dogs make terrible slaughter upon the frightened animals with long tails and gray coats. In this way hundreds are destroyed in a sin gle day. A Rule Without an Exception.— Make it a rule of life never to be absent from your wife when, consistent with your duty as a man and a citizen, it is possible for you to be present, and never go out for what the world calls pleasure without her. This is a sound rule and a just one. You ought to have every thing in common, to share each others, sorrows and joys; and how a man who really loves his wife can go out and find entertainment, night after night, I am at a loss to conceive. No man has a right to be absent from his wife beyond what is necessary. You may say, ‘ May I join a rifle corps ? ’ ‘ Qh, yes, by all means, if' you have time, but come home directly after the exercise is over.’ ‘ May I not go out with this friend or that friend, or to this or that party ? ’ I say, ‘No, not without your wife.’ — Business Life. St. Loins. Horace Greely says : We never saw St. Louis, have no spe cial interest in it, and few friends resid ing there ; but we wish to record our conviction —with great respect for Cin cinnati, Pittsburg and Chicago, which we have seen—that St. Louis is des tined to have the most rapid growth of any American city, and to be recogniz ed as the chief inland emporium of our country within the next twenty years. We believe the census of 1900 will rank the cities of the United States io this order : 1, New York ; 2, Phila delphia ; 3, St. Louis; 4, Chicago; 5, Cincinnati; 6, San Francisco; 7, Bal timore ; 8, Boston ;9, Pittsburg; 10, Richmond. Louis Napoleon has taken a fancy to a span of superb black horses driven by Mr. Way, of Boston, which are cre ating'a sensation in Paris. Mr. Way is the envy of allfanciers of all degrees when he emerges from the perte cochere of the Grand Hotel to display his hot bloods in the Champs Elysees and in the Boia de Boulogne. The Emperor has sent to know if Mr. Way could be fodikeed to part with his horses, and at wbe4prices;db«h«s yet their owner is unmoved, end prefers his horses to the honor of pleasing his Majesty. A “ Turilliog Tale ” of an Involuntary Aeronaut. In 1852 a famous aeronaut'advertised that he would make an ascension from Oakland, California. It was a total novelty to nineteen twentieths of those he addressed, and the public rushed to see him in crowds. In the centre of the space from which the ascent was to he made the huge sphere floated, held down to vulgar earth by a dozen ropes grasped by as many persons elected from among the bystanders. The navi gator of the heavens had not yet made his appearance ; and the audience were growing impatient, as manifested by their shouts and curses. He was prob ably playing freeze-out poker with some flush miner, in some adjoining tavern, a la Artemus Ward, and could not be choked off. la a few minutes more the “ machine” would have torn into threads, when a gust of wind arising, the balloon was suddenly wrenched from the hands of those that held it, and rushed like a rocket straight toward tho clouds. Did we say wrenched from all ? No, not from all! A cry of horror rose from tho late turbulent crowd ; for there clinging to a slight wooden cross-piece attached to one of the cords, was a small dark object, which every one pro nounces to be a human being. A lad who had been selling papers among the crowd was One of those who volunteered to hold the guys, and not being suffi ciently alert had been carried off by the balloon. Tho spectators were appalled, and every observer momentarily expect ed to see him drop. But the young adventurer had no such idea, and those who had glasses saw him clamber up the cord and seat himself astride tho cross-piece. The balloon ascended up ward until in the glowing rays of *he sun it seemed like a speck, then □- ished altogether. It would have been difficult just then to have ensured the life of that boy at any premium. As for tho involuntary aeronaut, what must have been his feel ing as he found himself thus severed from the firm earth to which he had been accustomed. At first his little heart was in his throat, and he seemed to have suddenly fallen from some vast bight into an abyss of fathomless air. The world vanished instantaneously from sight. The boy had unfortunately wound the cord about bis hand in such a manner that it was impossible te let go at once. Yet knowing the fate that awaited him should he fall, he had, by the exertion of an amount of strength wonderful in one so young, contrived to assume theposition of comparative safe ty already noted. There he saw the wind-driven clouds of different strata rush past him with frightful velocity, and looking down, could dimly discern the landscape, and the ocean with its ships,-spread out as on a map During the afternoon the people of Benicia saw the car dash by, and little thought of the throbbing heart that from that awful eminence awaited in cold and anxiety the coming night. The blood began to congeal in the veins of the lit tle traveler; the act of breathing grew difficult; his museles increased to such a fearful tension, were beginning to re lax ; a numbness was seizing on the fin gers that grasped the cord. A few minutes more must evidently terminate the ride through space. All at once the rope attached to the valve was thrown against the boy. He clutched it in his despair as an additional hold upon life! Joy 1 The valve opens 1 the gas rapid ly escapes! The balloon is once more nearing the earth! It rushes into the leafy embrace of a grove of trees, and, after a violent struggle, rests. When some ranchmen, who had been watching the descent, reached the spot, they found the young adventurer seated on the ground at the foot of an oak, look ing the very picture of astonishment, but none the worse for his journey, ex cept a few scratches. We have heard of persons whose hair from terror turned gray in a single night. The hair of the lad on coming down was a bright red; bat as it was red before he went up, we do not know that this was anything remarkable.— We meet him —the boy then, the mao now —daily; he looks like another mor tal, and seems to have forgotten all the circumstances to he was indebt ed for his elevation.— Cal: Sunday Mercury. The Proposed New State op Col orado. —This proposed new State is bounded on the north by the district known as Wyoming Teritory and Ne braska ; east by Kansas and Nebraska ; south by New Mexico and the Indian Territory, and west by Utah. It lies between 37 and 41 degrees north, and longitude 102 and 109 degrees West. Its surface occupies an average elevation of more than six thousand feet above the sea level. Denver City, the source of the South Fork of the Platte river, is the capital city. Four great rivers have their sources in Colorado—South Fork of the Platte running north-east, the Rio Grande, whose direction here is nearly south, and the Colorado, which carries its majestic waters south-westward to the Gulf of California. The rebel Generals Hoatb, Pillow, Hood, Longs.treet, and other Southern leaders, have been in Cincinnati lately, and engaged sixteen hundred white labors and pwwbased eight hudied cotton ph>«*-. NO. 20. Shari 1 Practice. —Some years ago a celebrated highwayman was arrested for robbery; and while he was thinking what a small chance there was for him to e cape, a cunning friend (also in trouble) offered to help him for reward. “I have two hundred pounds,” said therobfcer; “one hundred of which if you save me, shall be yours.” “ Agreed,” said the other. “ And now all you have to do is to toll me every particular, word, etc., that passed at the time you committed the robbery; and when you are brought to the bar, plead not guilty, and leave the rest tome.” lien the high way ion related every word and circumstance that he could recollect as having passed between the gentleman he robbed and himself. At the trial, when the robber was brought to the bar, he pleaded not guiity. Just at this time there was heard a great bustle among the priso ners, wbi h being loud enough to dis turb the court, the usher was called up on to explain the disturbance; he re ported that one of the prisoners said he had something of the utmost importance to say to the judge, who immediately ordered him to the bar, and asked him why be disturbed the court. lie then, assuming a piteous countenance, told the judge that, though he had been a wicked fellow, his conscience would not permit him to let an innocent man suf fer for a crime that he himself had com mitted ; upon which the gentleman who was the prosecutor seemed greatly disconcerted. The fellow then addressed himself to that gentleman and repeated every word that had passed between 1 them at the time he had robbed him, and had the impudence to exhort him to take care, for tho future, how he swore away an innocent man’s life. The gentleman stood reproved. The real culprit was now acquitted and the other remanded back to prison, till a bill of indictment was found against him. The real criminal was faithful to his prom ise to his preserver, and then made off at full speed. When the supposed culprit’s trial came on, and he was at the bar, to the astonishment of the whole court he pleaded not guilty, for which he was severely reproved by the judge, who asked him how he dorr, hnre the effron tery to deny a fact which h had pleaded guilty at the bar? To which he, with great composure, replied, that he not only deui d the fact, but could imme diately prove his innocence, not only to the satisfaction of the judge, but of the whole court, adding that he could prove an alibi at the time of the robbery.” “How will you prove this?” said the judge. “The goaler shall prove it for me.— If you will be pleased to order him to look over his list of prisoners, he will Snd that I was in prison at the time the robbery was committed.” On the goaler’s examining his books, he found to his small satisfaction, that this fellow was brought into prison the day before the robbery was committed. For his neglect in not examining bis books he was very near losing his posi tion, for both rascals escaped. Military. —The Secretary of War, ia compliance with a Senate resolution, gives information of the officers and men of the Regular Army, how many, and where stationed, witha similiar list of general officers of Volunteers. It seems that there are yet in the Volunteer service 47 Major Generals and 141 Brigadier Generals. Of the former, 3 are commanding districts, 17 command ing departments, 5 are on special duty, 1 is on leave, and 21 are ordered to be mustered out. Of the latter, 23 are commanding districts and departments, 6 are on courts-ma; tial, 6 are Assistant- Commissioners in the Freedmen’s Bu reau, 10 are on special duty, 4 are on leave, 102 are ordered to be mustered out. This leaves in the service 26 Major Generals and 49 Brigadier Gen erals. The total number of officers and men in the Regular Army is 1,124 offi cers and 23,795 men, an aggregate of 24,019. There are no less than thirty-seven rebellions recorded in English history between the time of William the Con-- qurer, A. D 10159, and the Irish out break in 1803. Several others have since occurred. The British foreign wars have been incessant, and their ex penses have been enormous. That of the American revolution was six hun dred and thirty millions dollars, and the' contest with the first Napoleon cost five thousand seven hundred and ninety-five million. A gentleman traveling in Southern Pennsylvania reports ag ood story which he heard about a worthy mechanic who aspired to legislative honors. In hit printed appeal to the voters he said, with more significance than he intended, « t h a fc jf they declined to elect him, he should remain at home a cooper, and an honest man.” * Keep Moving. —The aun rises and sets the moon waxes and wanes; stars and planets keep their constant the air is tossed by the winds; the wa ters ebb and flow, to their conservation and purification, no doubt, to teach us that we should ever be diligent in busi ness. _ Gkn. H. M. Jodah, fonneriy of Crlifornia, died lately in Pwt*'