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If on thu quiet grave "\Vln rc weary ones have gone ; ll watches with angelic gaze Where the (lead are left alone ; And not a sound of busy life To the still graveyard comes* lint peacefully the sleepers lie Down in their silent homes* And silently and solemnly It throweth shadows round ; And every grave stone hath a trace In darkness on the ground* it looketh on the tiny mound Where a little child is laid, And lighted) up a noble pile Which human pride hath made* It falluth w itli unaltered ray On the simple and the stern, And slmwcth with a solemn light The sorrows wo must learn. It telleth of divided ties Oil which its beams have shone ; It whisperetb of heavy hearts, Which ‘ brokenly live on.’ It gleameth where devoted ones Are sleeping side by side ; It failed! where the maid u rests Who in her beauty died. There is no grave in all the earth That moonlight has not seen ; It gazeth cold and passionless Where agony hath been. Vet it is well! that changeless ray A deeper thought should throw, Wlienmiortal love pours forth the tide Of unavailing w oe. ]t tencln th u*' no shade of grief Can (ouch the starry sky ; That all our sorrow lieth here — The glory is on high. The Slrrpiii); liilant. A wail floats forth from noble hulls— Grief rides upon the gale— Grim Death hath stalked within the walls— The inmates shudder pale. \V y floats the wail from noble halls? An infant sleeping lies— Al, what is there that so appals? -weet dreams have scaled those eyes. \\ y floats the wall from noble halls? Why bears the breeze a sigh ? Lo, angels whispering round it call : ■ Young spirit, mount the sky. Tliou art not doonu.tTin earth to slay, o sinless thou and fair-— T1 tu’rt destined to entice away from earth the loved ones here. (J net spirit—nestling mount the sky! !|)Ckbrief and fleeting ray, D tllfttu shalt meet them all on high, a riulms of endless day. t < hilling cherub waits for thee — stling ! no longer stay ! U ie on|our pinions, thou shall see je light ol perfect day.’ •p wail is hushed in noble halls— >r, spirit music borne | i the breeze, in accent falls, Ye lmye no pause to mourn.’ ounce of mirth is worth more jj rul i tliousaml pounds of melancholy. j. In a woman, an ounce of heart is wort 11016 than a ) omul of brains. X Dr. Yeljieuu in New York, is do ing a ll '* v * n ? ,,!lsm( ‘ ss 111 l ’ ie sa ' c ' ol ‘ *" a o' netie ’vr Powders/ for winning the affec tions tllc l *ri» ositc ! t . \ man advertises for a comj>ctent pcr s011 tindertake the sale of a new medicine, j .Is that ' it will In; found proitlablc to t j ie crtaker.' Mo doubt of it. who had both arms broken by a r ..;.ad accident, claiming damages, the (j 01 ny offered him a small sum ol mon ey jl a ‘free ticket over the road for life !' lyiJi as adding insult to injury. They cv j j c; meant to kill him off, altogether ! WEAVER VILLE, TRINITY COUNTY, CAL., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 185G. IYxcii and Fanny Fern. —“ What it; the height uf woman’s ambition ? Diamonds.” Punch. Sagacious Punch ! Do you know the rea son ? It is because the more ‘ diamonds' a woman owns, tlie more precious she becomes in the eyes of your discriminating sex.— What pair of male eyes ever saw a ‘ crow’s foot,’gray hair, or wrinkle, in company with a genuine diamond ? Don't you go down on your marrow bones and swear that the owner is a Venus, a Hebe, a Juno, a sylph, a fairy, an angel ! Would you stop to look connubially at the most bewitching woman on eurlh whose only diamonds were in her eyes? Well, it is no marvel, Mr. Punch. The race of men is about extinct. Now and then you will meet with a specimen, but I am sorry to inform you, that the most of them arc nothing but coat-tails, walking be hind a moustache, destitute of sufficient en ergy to earn their own cigars and ‘ Macas sar,’ preferring to dangle at the heels of a diamond wife, and meekly receive their al lowance, as her mamma’s prudence and her own inclinations may suggest. it is out of my power to express to you the veneration 1 feel for such a dignified don key. Mr. Punch, if I owned him, l imag ine I should slip my bridal (bridle ) —Funny Fcm. Plain Tai.k for Ladies. —The Western editors are certainly very free spoken, and their rhetoric, like the Bowie-knives of some of them, is sharp and to the point. One of them, speaking of low-necked dresses, and short sleeves, says : — ‘ The prevailing fashion among the ladies, which transposes an angel to a model artist, is universally detested by every gentleman whose good opinion a lady should desire.— It blunts the finer feelings of both sexes, and is a disadvantage to the one, by des troying all room for the imagination in the other. A round, plump, white arm is beau tiful, and may be admired with all proprie ty ; but an arm shaped like a three-cornered file, with red elbows, is not beautiful, and in competition with a Spanish garrott, would stand no chance of being elected to one’s neck. A white, round neck, with an ala baster base half concealed by a coquettish collar, is the most bewitching sight in the world ; but a large expanse of bony shoul ders, painted like a patent ham, with its contiguous unprotected territory, has about as many attractions as a newly-painted Windsor chair.’ On One Condition, —Several years ago, when the Legislature of one of the Middle States was framing a Constitution, the dis cussion of its Tnrious provisions was warm and obstinate. Many days had been spent in fiery debate, and the vote at length was about to be taken. Just at this moment a country member, who had been absent for some days, entered and took his scat, An other member, who was in favor of the amended constitution, went to him and en deavored to make a convert of him. ‘ You must vote for the constitution, by all means,’ said In*. ‘ I’ll vote for it on one condition,’said the country member. ‘ 'What is that ?’ ‘ Why, that they let it run by my farm.* — 11 # » i < »— Si.miiTLY Srm.i.ui:.— Quotation from Fit/, Foodie’s new romance, ‘ The Shoe Black’s Fate, or the Revenge of the Buttered Buis cuit :’ ‘ Slowly and sadly passed the old man from the threshold of the dwelling ; slowly pas sed he forth, as the last rays of the setting sun gilded hill and dale with its glory.— Wild despair settled like a vulture of gloom upon his majestic features. The low sound of sobbing fell 11)1011 his aged ears, lie turned, and beheld his care-worn wife, with dim eyes bedewed with tears. ‘ Wherefore those tears V he asked in a mournful tone. ‘ < )h, not king !’ she articulated, 1 only that blasted Mill Swats has bin and gone and broke that ar chancy bowl.’ e oiian’s Wir.— Women are always inge nious. (Jive them the will and the opportu nity t° deceive, and they will not only doit extensively, but give an excuse for it that admits ol no refutation. The gate-keeper on a plank road in ludiuua, lately found out this fact, when he demanded of a couple or young ladies, who were driving by, his reg ular toll. ‘ How much i> it ?’ asked they. • For a man and horse, fifty cents,’ he re plied. ‘ Well, then, get out of the way, replied one of them, for we arc girls and a marc ! Get up. Jenny !' DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THI N ITV COUNTY. “A Wictim" to Tykaxnicai. Laws. — Mr. Robert Russell, who formerly lived in Sco liurie county, N. Y., now resides in the city of Albany. Russell appears to be the vic tim of uni>ropitious circumstances. Russell lias an unhappy faculty of doing business con trary to law. On Tuesday last, Mr. Rus sel! was arrested for the eleventh time since autumn set in. We give his examination: “Well, Russell,"said the magistrate, “you are here again, 1 perceive.” “Yes, Sir. The fact is, Squire, I'm a wictim. Rlow me if 1 care what Bobov Russell does, he is sure to wiolate some law or other. When l comes to Albany, I says to myself, Russell, my boy, we’ll take aliunt to-morrow and try them fox-hounds. Well, Sir, out 1 goes, and what do you think? be fore 1 got to the next corner, Barney Wha len tapped me on the shoulder, and says, ‘that’s agin the law.’ ‘What’s agin the law?’ I replies; and lie says, ‘having dogs in the streets without muzzles.’ lie accordingly arrested me, and brought me to the police court. The result of that piece of fun was a fine of five dollars. Well, what did 1 do then?” “Can’t say.” “Well, listen and I'll tell you. I sold the fox-hounds to one of Aunt l’ut’s friends for twenty dollars. With the proceeds 1 bought a sow and live pigs. 1 took them home, built a pen in the back yard, and thought all my troubles was at an end, but I was mistaken. Officer Bradley called on me the very next morning, and says: ‘Russell, keep ing hogs in the yard is against the law.’ 1 doubted it. This riled olliccr Bradley, who had me arrested again. This time 1 was lined live dollars.” “Well, what did you do then?” “1 sold my sow and pigs, and bought a horse and cart, and undertook to draw wood. The very first load I put on drew the atten tion of policeman Sickles, who said that dri ving a cart without a license was ‘agin the law.’ He arrested mo for that offence, which caused me another line of five dol lars.” “Well, what success did you meet with af ter that?” “The same old luck, Sir The first day 1 commenced peddling, policeman Snook - took me by the collar, and says: ‘Russell, that’s agin the law, old feller.’ ‘What’s agin the law?’ 1 said. He replied ‘selling charcoal in a wooden measure.’ That cost me a fine of three dollars.” “Did that drive you out of the charcoal business?” “Yes, Sir, 1 sold out, and thought 1 would try my fortune in carrying baggage between the steamboats and railroads,— What’s the use? I only commenced work to-day, and yet here 1 am again.” “What for now?” “For soliciting baggage without a permit from the Mayor. As I said before, I'm a wictim, If I should save a man from drown ing by jumping into a whirlpool, dash my vig if I don’t believe the first policeman I met in coming ashore would come up and say: ‘It’s agin the law, Russell, to go over board without a license from the Coroner.” The Justice having heard Mr. Russell to the end, admitted that he was a "wictim,” and let him oil' without paying a fine. Rus sell left the office, saying that he would go and kill himself, “if it were not for one thing.” On being asked what that was, he replied that some policeman would discover that it was "agin the law to commit suicide, and undertake to collect the line from his misfortinit children.” Russell’s case calls for sympathy. A GIkammaticai. Pi in.. —A schoolmaster, after giving one of his scholars a sound drub bing for making bad grammar, sent him to the other end of the room to inform anoth er boy that he wished to speak to him, and, at the same time, promising togepeat the dose if lie spoke to him ungrammatically. The youngster, quite satisfied with what lie had received, determined to be exact, and thus addressed his puml : ‘There is a common substantive, of the masculine gender, singular number, nomina tive ease, and in angry mood, that sits perch ed upon the eminence at the other side ol the room, wishes to articulate a few senten ces to you in the present tense.' jfegrTlie kissing stories, of which we hare recently given several, seem to beget more. A gentleman in Richmond, \ a., writes to us from the beautiful village of Rexmgton, of a young gent having devoted himself to the special entertainment of a company of pretty girls for a whole evening, demanded payment in kisses, when one of them instant ly replied : * Certain I v, fcfir, present your Ml r My Village Homo. My village lioim*! as morning light Comes brightly o'er the sea, Mv glad’ning thoughts, with eager flight, Return with joy to thee : And thus with mental vision clear, Familiar forms 1 view, Remembered voices, too, 1 hear The old time song renew. My village home ! thou hast a power To call around my heart The dreams of boyhood's happy hour. Of life the brightest part ; Though now u wanderer, far away From scenes so dear to me, My fancy paints, in darlo I day , A picture bright of thee. “ Only l’ooii CiuuiHKN.”—Funny Fern, in the Saturday Kerning I Vis/, writes ns fol lows :— ‘ Here is a primary school, with a host of little rapped urehins crowding in ! Now they take their places in seats terraced olV one above above another, so that each lit tle face is distinctly visible. What a pret ty sight ! and how nature loves to compen sate ! sending beauty to the hovel, deformi ty to the hall, study for an artist. See his broad, ample forehead ; mark how his dark eye glows,—and that little girl at his side, whose chestnut, curls droop so gracefully over her soft, fringed eyes and dimpled shoul ders. And that dream-child in yonder cor ner, with blue-veined, transparent temples, whose spiritual eyes, even now, can see that fadeless shore to which bright angels beckon him. Deal gently with him lie is passing away 'l Here comes the teacher, brisk, an gular and sharp-voiced. Heaven pity the children ? 1 already experienced a mental shiver, Now she comes up and says (apol ogetically to my new satin cloak,) ‘ You sec madam, these are only poor children.’ The toadying creature ? Lucky fur her that I am not ‘ a committee.’ (’un’t her dull eyes recognize God’s image in linsey-woolsey ? Can she not see genius written iu ponder broad forehead? No poetry slumbering in yonder sweet eyes? Did Franklin, ('lay and Webster study their alphabet iu silk and velvet? She ought to be promoted to t he dignity of toe-nail polisher to V ie tory ! Now she hands me a book iu which visitor's names are inscribed, and requests me to write mine. Certainly. ‘ Mrs. John Smith ;’ there it is. Hope she likes it ns well as 1 do ! Tiik Shadows ok ( 'im.niioon. God bless the little children ! We like their bright eyes, their happy faces, their w inning ways, their rosy dreams ! Nothing seems to weigh down their buoyant spirits long; mi-fortune may fall to their lot, but the shadows it casts across their life-path, arc fleeting us the clouds that come and go in an April sky. Their future may, perchance, appear dark to others, but to their fearless gaze it looms up brilliant and beautiful as the walls of a fairy palace. There is no tear which a mnl tier's gentle hand cannot wipe away, no wound that a hwI/hv's hss cannot heal, no anguish which the sweet murmuring of her soft, low voice, cannot soothe. The warm and generous impulses of their nature have not been fettered and cramp' 1 by the cold formalities of the world ; they have not yet learned to veil a hollow heart with false smiles, or hide the basest purposes beneath honied words. Neither are t hey constantly on the alert, to search out our faults and foi bles with Argus-eycs ; on the contrary, they exercise that blessed charity w hich ' think eth no evil,’ Tm: Di:ai> (,’ini.n. Few things appear so beautiful as a very young child in its shroud. The little innocent face looks so sublimely simple among the old terrors of death. Griineless and fearless, that little mortal has passed alone under the -hudow, and explor ed the mystery of devolution. There is death in its sublime,st and purest image ; no hatred, no hypocrisy, no suspicion, no care for the morrow ever darkened that lit tle face ; death has come lovingly upon it, there is nothing cruel or harsh iu its victory. The yearnings of love indeed cannot be stilled ; for the prattle and smile, all the little world of thoughts that were so delightful, are gone forever. Awe, too, will overcast us in its presence, for the lonely voyager ; the child has gone, simple and trusting, into the pres ence of its all-wise Father ; and of such, we know i the kingdom of Heaven. JBkaX" ‘ Facts arc stubborn things,” said a lawyer to a female witness under examina tion. The lady replied : ‘ Vc nr-er, ami so are women, and if you get anything out of me, just let me know it.’ * oil’ll be com mitted for contempt.’ * Very well, I’ll suf fer justly, for 1 feel the utmost contempt for every lawyer pre-cut.’ Tiik Cora Trial.— -12 o’clock, noon, “llung be the heavens with black." The money of the gambler and the prostitute 1ms succeeded, and Cora has another respite! The jury cannot agree, and are discharged! Will Cora lie hung liy the officers of the law? No. Even on this trial one of the principal witnesses against him was away, having sold out his establishment at tjeJ.HK), anti left the State. It is said another trial cannot he had this term, and by that time where will the other witnesses lie? Kejoice ye gamblers and harlots! rejoice with ex ceeding gladness! Assemble in your dens of infamy to-night, and let the costly w ine flow freely, and let the welkin ring with your shouts of joy! Your triumph is great- oh, how you have triumphed! Triumphed over everything that is holy, and virtuous, and good, and triumphed legally yes, Ag.,7/1/.' Your money can accomplish anything in San Francisco, and now you have full per mission to run riot at pleasure. 'Calk of safety in the law! It is a hum bug, the veriest humbug in existence is the present system of jury trials. Had we had a jury of eighteen with a two-thirds vote to govern, an honest jury in this case might have agreed in one hour after leaving the jun box. Hail at the Vigilance Committee, and call it an illegal tribunal? \\ hat scoun drel lost his life by their action wlmdid not most richly deserve it? Men complain of Vigilance Committees, and say wo ought to leave criminals to be dealt with by law! Dealt w ith by law, indeed! 1 low dealt with to be allowed to escape, when ninety-nine men out of a hundred believe the prisoner to be guilty of murder? Is not this very course calculated to drive an already exasperated people to madness, and instead of a Vigi lance Committee w it h all its care and an xiety (ogive a fair trial without the techni calities of the law, to call into action the healed blood of an outraged community that, rising in their might, may carry every thing before them, add hang the wretch without even the semblance of u trial? We w ant no Vigilance Commit lee if it can be avoided, but we do want to see the murderer punished for his crimes. If wore member rightly, one article in the Const! t iition of the Vigilance was, that an liinji r could Ircvmc ii tncnlur! Peter the ft real, when in Paris once, said he lind but three lawyers in his Empire, and he intended Imaging two of them immediately on his re turn. Wind purpose does the law serve hut (0 blind honest men and let loose the vile and guilty? Our jury system ns we have before frequently slated, is nil wrong. We have again and again culled the attention of the legal fraternity to our suggestions to have it changed, and inquired if such a thing was not. practicable. F»ut lawyers will not come up to the question. The law a it now is, w ith its technicalities, like so many loop holes for the criminal to escape, is too tempt mg for those whose chances for fees would lie diminished in the same proportion as the chances of escape were narrowed down. Well, wlmt is to be done? Shall Corn be taken from the Sheriff ami hung by the eitizem? No, Hod forbid! Lets hear from honest men on this jury. Teds hear what they think of it. Lets have another trial, even if it be a farce. Try another jury.— Let nothing be done in haste, and afterwards repented in sorrow. In the meanwhile, let every honest man defend himself ns he enn Hilly Mulligan is about, and gloats over the victory achieved by the infamous para mour of the murderer. Weep, ye honest men of Sun Francisco! Weep for the fame of the fair city ye have built! Weep, ye honest, men who prefer humble cottages and food and raiment hon estly gained, to the riches acquired at the gambler's iniquitous deu. Weep, ye virt nous women of Sun Francisco ye wives and daughters of liouest mechanics and mer chants weep for the times on which ye have fallen! Mourn, mourn for the degra dation of your adopted Stale! I he brazen harlot, jiii/ui'd because sheds not allowed to crane into your society, may hire lief para mour to shoot dow n with impunity your nat ural protectors your father or brother—to glut her n mnge, and then boast of her ill gotten gold as being more powerful than the fun.-** of virtue, ami innocence, and truth. We have no more room to-day, but will refer to this matter tomorrow. Corn has (-raped this time ou the testimony of gaui bh-rs. Who, under the circumstances, would take a gambler’s oath? Are they to be be lieved at all? We have yet to rid this town of these pirates and their degraded female as oeiutes. (iauiblers, we warn yon! remem ber Vicksburg! Von may yet he set udrift with this impious woman, Mcile Cora, to drift where the ebb tide may carry you through the entrance to our harbor. De ware! -—*S. !'■ JJi'lldin. Uooi-s in Ij aw f s' Dresses. —A correspon dent nr (he Philadelphia Sun, writing from Newport, speaks ns follows of the rcdieftlons custom that is again coming into fashion. — We wonder what the Indies will get up nnd wenr next, nnd will only cense to wonder When some other nhsurdity follows, as there surely w ill be :— ‘ lint there is one other subject that I ap proach w ith a heavy heart, (lood bye to all the beautiful flounces that you nnd 1 have so often admired, hanging in graceful and natural folds around the persons of some pretty girls. Their day is past, their capti vating work is done. Why will the girls wear these monstrosities called hoops? I will describe w hat they look like. Having hud occasion to dissect one, 1 found it to be Iniilt very much like a flour barrel, heavily coopered and lmoped. Now you may want to know what business 1 had to bo looking into these articles. 1 can explain it most satisfactorily. My curiosity was aroused the other evening, when, after escorting a young lady to the Ocean House, 1 found that tho lower part of my legs wero much bruised,, and 1 ascertained that tho young damsel wore one of these terrible—What I then sup posed to be- flour barrels. Moral —shan’t walk with that girl any more. Hut the girls will persist, (I wonder what, they'll get up next?) and the consequent'D is that their dresses all look broken backed nn the skirls,imitating the peculiar grace of a turkey cock's tail, nr looking, for all tho world, like a Cape May bathing-dress, prop ped up bv sticks, and swinging on a Market street awning post. ‘To what base uses have we come at Iasi,’ was unco eloquently said. Happy for the whale that lie is dead, for I feel sure that even ho would Weep to sec that his bones wero used to no better purpose than to destroy the graceful appear ance of n pretty woman, and that he would exclaim with Hamlet, ‘did these bones cost no more the breeding, but to play at legguts w ith I Item V ll is reported here that one of these arti cles w as sent up, the other night, by some mischievous young man, after the manner of the spirit and paper balloons, and that. it. belonged to a dashing young belle. Hut, I must slop, for I sec one approaching me now. To be sure, it is yet half a mile from 111 v window, but they arc warranted to bo seen at almost any distance. It moves with all I lie dignity of a life company's banner, bating thereon the imaginary inscription— ‘ bet tier rip, she's made of Ouk.’ An old Indy, a friend of mine, suggest* that they are the proper things for girls to wear, as they keep young men from walking up too close.’ A Uomastio Incident. A soldier whet was present at the capture of Sebastopol re lates the following romantic story: “A par ty of men belonging to the different r<gi inenls were petroling from house to house in search of plunder In one of the hori rs they entue across u beautiful young female of about seventeen or eighteen years of age, ()f cour c, some insolencewasshow n amongst the patty, who commenced to drag her about, and Would have used violence to lief hud not a young man belonging to the lstli taken a musket, and threatened to blow tho lir.-1 nun’s bruins out that laid a finger on her; whereupon the young lady flew to this man, and clung to him for protection. Hho followed him all the way back lo the camp; when, coining in sight of the camp, he beck oned her to return, but she would not leave him. Whether she had fallen in lovo at first sight I don’t know ; but she came to the camp with him. As Boon as he got there he was instantly conlincd for being ab sent when the regiment was under arms. — She followed him to the guard tent, and cried after him. The Colonel of his regi on lit, feeing tho affection she Lore him, re leased him, and sent them both before Lien. Harris, where an interpreter was got, and she related the whole affair to them. It turned out that she was a General's daugh ter, with some thousands. She was beauti tifully attired, and carried aj:;old w atch, and wore a set of bracelets of immense value.-— The young man is about to be married to her. Sin* w ill not leave him upon any ac count whatever; and if he is not a lucky dog, 1 don’t know w ho is.” jgta/ A <4«'iitli limn on liU death-bed, called to Ills coachman, " ho had hccn. un old ser vant, ami said :■ “ Ah ! Tom, 1 am going a long and rugged journey, worse than you cv j or drove me.” “ Oh, dear sir,” replied the fellow, (he having been an indifferent mas. ter,) “ never let that discourage von, for it. is all down hill.” NO. 2.