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VOL. 2.
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J. Nkei.y Johnson',?'. ; ..fmcrmir.
R. M. Anokhson LieuCTYrfNVPE.tC'r _
David F. Dougi.ass,. .. Secretary of State.
Henry Bates Treasurer of State.
Geo. W. Whitman,. .. .Comptroller of Stat4f
W. S. Wai.i.acb, Attorney General.
John II. Brewster,... .Surveyor General.
James Ai.i.en, State l’rinter.
K. Wii.ron J
F, S. McKenzie., State Prison Directors,
Ai.ex. Bei.i., J
J mUciiii'y.
Hit.ii C. Mr hr ay Chief Justice.
P. H. Burnett, Associate Justice.
D. S. Terry “ “
District—8th. ....T. M. Peters.
“ 9th... .Win. P. DaingerfielJ.
“ 15th... .C. E. Williams.
Trinity t'o. Official Dirictoi y.
County Judge II. T. Miller.
County Clerk 11. J. Seaman.
Deputy Co. Clerk, Robert G. Stuart
District Attorney II. J. Howe.
Sheriff Edward Neblct t.
Coroner A. Shepard.
Treasurer C. F. I,ymi.
Assessor D. W. Potter.
Surveyor 11. E. Wheeler
District No. 1 M. Griffin.
“ “ 2 L. Reynolds.
“• “ It W. VnnSeliaaek.
The Hoard of Supervisors meet the 1st Monday
la February, May, August and November.
DISTRICT COURT—15tii District.
Composed of the Counties of Trinity and Hum
Terms —In the County of Trinity, on the 3d
Monday in February, May, August and Novem
ber,—in the County of Humboldt, the first Mon
day in January, April, July and October.
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July, September, and November.
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August, October and December.
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B HJ TOES <C1B> 1\A =5*0 o
In the District Court of the 15th Jud. Dirt.
Hull, Raker 4" Robbins, Plaintiffs, vs Watkins and
Witter, Defendants.
CHESTER WITTER :—Y on nrehereby summon
ed to answer the complaint of Alpheas Hull,
George P. Baker and William Robbins, fileo
against you, as follows : If served on you ill this
County, within ten days ; if served out of said
Comity and in this Judicial District within twen
ty dnyH ; in all other cases within forty days, in
each case exclusive of the day of such service, in
£11 action commenced against you in the aforesaid
Court, on the L8th day of August, A. 1». 1850.
wherein the said l'lantifTs prays judgment against
you, the said Defendants, for the sum of two
thousand and seventy-five 88-100 dollars, costs of
suit and money disbursements, being amount due
on a promissory note made and executed as set
forth ill said Plaintiff's Complaint, lfyou fail to
answer said complaint as herein directed, the
I’lantiff’s w ill take judgment against you by de
fault, for said amount of S'1,075 88-100, costs of
suit and money disbursements, as in said Com
njftint demanded,
(liven under my hand and tlm Peal of
the District Court of tlie Ffteenth Judi
j | ciul District, this Fourteenth day of
j s ' j November in tlm year of our Lord one
— thousand eight hundred and fifty-six.
II. J. SEAMAN, Clerk.
Bull Baker A Robbias, i District Court loth
vs. f Judicial District
James O. Watkins, Chester I State of California
Witter.- j County of Trinity.
On reading the affidavit of W. Robbins, and on
examination of the papers now on file in the Dis
trict Court of Trinity County iu tin- cause, it is
ordered that service he made on each of the above
named Defendants by publication of the summons
jn the above cause, once a week for the period of
three months in the Trinity Journal, a newspaper
minted and published in Weaverville, Trinity
County California. R- T. MILLER,
County Judge, Trinity County California.
Attest: If. J. Se.imvn', Clerk of the 15th
judicial District Court, Trinity County.
Weaver, Nov. 15th, 1856. d.'ltf.
rpjUS Theater lias been enlarged and put
I in thorough repair, and will he rented by
the single uight, month or season, llo 1 lie- i__,
ater is Well supplied with scenery and proper tie,
and will accommodate live hundred persons, lor
terms, Ac. apply to F. W. Bi.akk, \Vcaver, 1 riuity
Weaver, July 1L D-Mi. :. - ’ ,l -
I j, R on building, opposite Pacific Express, m>
Guivs, San Pvamiiscv,
~IY LACK SMITHING of all kinds. Horst',
I ) Mule and Ox Shoeing, done in the best
manner, and on reasonable terms for Cash.
A large assortment of Miners' Tools, ltockers.
Toms, Picks, Shovels. Crow-liars, Tom and ltock
er Irons, Sluicing Forks, and a great variety of
II A U l> IV A K E,
kept constantly on baud and for sale at our Shop.
Guns andl’istols, 4\ (| Wad-Cutter
Game llags, A Cleaning I!
m . i. l ' t S."N. V' * _ 1 11 1
I Shot l’ouehes and 1
Nipple Benches,
Belts, Powder Powder and bead.
Horns and Flasks, G. P. A Faleye's double Wat
erproof, central tire Caps ; together with many ar
ticles not here enumerated.
Guns and l’lstols repaired by competent work
men, and satisfaction gunrantt ed.
Weaver, Pee. 20, lSAC. 2C-tf.
pierce, church & Co.
IS ft, C O K DUN ‘
Main Slrool, nearly opposite St. i harir?{
o.M er-sl Loea. a i-i -a ts ;-e. sti it>j - _:««*>•
1’ R () V ISIONS,
Weaver, Nov. 1, 1 Il-lf.
niu'Gt >m*s
1\ noxious compound.-, having her-n thrust into the
market under the name of •• Bitters,” it becomes
the duty of the Proprietors and Agents for the
sale of tile ceh hratt d
j Gregory's Vegetable Brandy Bitters,
I to expose the fact, anil ub.-olvn tiiemseves from
! giving tacit assent to any merit claimed to he
possessed by those injurious compounds. The
special qualities of GREGORY'S FITTERS arc
to renovate and invigorate (lie body, promotiilg
activity in the digestive organs, and consequent
ly eradicating dyspepsia nml other similar com
plaints incident to a sedentary life. To all trav
elers, either by land or sea, to miners and others
whoso occupation rails for severe muscular action
these Filters will he found of invaluable service.
The high standing of Pm GRKGOB Y. the discov
erer, was the first guavrantee of its superior excel
lence, its own unequalled merits has since estab
lished for it a avoild-wlde celebrity• Dr. Gregory
has for years been at the lu-ad of the Medical
Faculty in London, and twice President of the
London College of Physicians and Surgeons.
These Filters nro composed of carefully select
ed roots of a lino tonic charactt r, and the choicest
brands of French Frandirs, making them an
agreeable and palatable stimulent, as well as a
healthful appetiser. So generally are their mer
its admitted. that, they arc always to lie found in
every respectable Saloon, Hotel, and amongst the
stores of every steamer or packet ship.
* E. LAMLIN & CO ,
131 ( lav street.
ETS in this admirable tonic in California, and
Arc their Agents in Sacramento.
Orders addressed to either of these firms will
receive prompt attention. A liberal discount
made to deuR-rs. K. LA.ML1XA Go.
131 Clay street.
D. M. EDIT! & CO.,
Weave rville, sole Agents for Trinity Co.
San Frain-iseo. |)i-e. 20, 1856. •IS-P.m.
Gregory s Vegetable Brandy Bitters
essrs. U. I.aniliti A Co., Propri
etors of Pr. Gregory’s Vegetable Fitters—
Common justice demands that 1 should thus pub
licly state the benefits I have received by using
your Invaluable Fitters, ns before I used them I
w as suffering from a palsied appetite, and which
prevented me from attending to my daily labors
or necessary avocations, hut since I have used
your truly renovating remedy 1 am a different
man ; can eat hi artily and am entirely strength
ened. Tf publishing this will he of any service
to you, it may he freely used, and F cheerfully
recommend ii to my fellow creatures who mnv be
afflicted. ' WILLIAM MILLING.
Sworn to before me, this 29th day of October,
A. P. 1856. Jonx Miiim.ktox,
Notary Public, County of Sail Francisco, State
of California, 48-3m.
No. 52 J Street, Between 2d and 3d,
S A ( 35 A M E ZV TO.
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\ IC K CY).
Ax di seription. ae now prepared to execute bus
iness entrusted to them pomptly, auil on the most
reasonable terms. Our assays have been thor
ough’ tested at American and European Mints, and
we guarantee their correctness, and will pay all
differences arising from the same.
Through recent improvements we are enabled
to make returns for Deposit* within six hours.
U, S. Mint Coin sent to our patrons in the coun
try liy return Express. Advances made on De
posits. Pars discount'd at Hun Francisco rates.
Sacramento, Nov. 1. I SAIL f 1 - .ini.
TICLES for Toilet, PA 1 NTS. < ULH,
A good assortment constantly on hand, select
ed with care and for sale by J-’AGG A LEAS 1.
West side of Main Street, Weaver.
Z ft' Vhyxit'b'Hx /■-- / /j'tions curt fully coi"r oll,l< '' T
Weaver, Oct. 25, 1830. 10-tt.
Mining Correspondence.
We liavc rcceivt'A?. 1 * interesting letter from our
correspondent, l’cta.” but io has been ho long
on tlir way Hint we are compelled to fbt ,^8-li 1<!
pleasure wlileli it would otherwise give us to pub
lish the whole letter. The following portion
which relates to the mines in and about drizzly
Flat. Ml Doled > Co., may not he uninteresting ti
some of our readers -Ed.
We left the North to avoid the
cold a..d severe which you have in that section,
hut circumstances have brought us into a locali
ty quite as had. When we left Canon Creek it
was our intention to make Mud Springs our win
ter quarters, hut on our- arrival there wo found
that great chan; is had taken place since ’51.
The ground has been worked and re-worked, and
in some places they are working *• tailings” for
the fourth time. The large ditch companies have
bought up and monopolized everything in the
shape of a race, and have advanced their prices
for water enormously. On Sugar LoaT hill and
Drytown tint the miners were paying one dollar
and lifty cents per inch for water, and about Dia
mond and Mud Springs fifty cents per inch or
twenty dollars per week for one sluice-head.—
There seems to he a general complaint, and the
hard working miners generally look anything but
cheerful. The difference between the mines in
this B'-ction and those in Trinity County would
he readily remarked hy persons coming directly
from the latter place us wo have done.
There are several Quartz mills in operation in
the vicinity of i.ogtown, Sugar Loaf and Nash
ville, principally owned and conducted by
city speculators, among whom I noticed Cupt.
Patterson, of steamer Golden Gate barrel notori
yot. Some of the lodes prospect fair, but even
quartz speculations are looked upon with suspi
cion in this section.
In the vicinity of Diamond Springs there arc
some rich hill claims. The placer mines are
about worked out.
As we have worked too long in the mines to
commence at this late day to support the slifi
dickied ditch monopolies we concluded to push a
little further into the lulls.
The mines in this section are comparatively
new ior the reason that water lias always been
scarce until the past year. We find plenty of
claims for sale, everaging from $20 to $10,000
each, Imt as the snow is quite deep we cannot
prospect to much advantage. Money is scarce
unit the miners are anxiously waiting for ruin.
Takkn ix ami I)onk Foil.—A Treasurer of an
interior county came to Sacramento last week,
for the purpose of paying into the Slate Treasury
eighteen thousand dollars, being the State taxes
collected.in his county. An enterprising scrip
operator, residing not u stone’s throw from our
office, got scent of the Treasurer—found and in
formed him that ho could pay one-third of the
amount ($6,000) in Controller's warrants, and at
the same time volunteered for a consideration to
assi i him in making his settlement,
‘Just the man 1 have been looking for,’ says
County T Teas in r, ‘ purchase $6,000 worth of
warrants and we will go halves in the profits ’
The delighted scrip broker sailed out, bought
the scrip and hastened to meet the Treasurer,
when the following dialogue occurred :
Si mmy ■ It'snll right, here are the warrants,’
at the same time exhibiting the six thousand dol
lars worth of California's promises to pay.
Cm m v Tkkam kkh.- It’s all right is ii?
Siiiiii’v -All right,’ again repeats Snippy,
with a smile that extended from ear to ear.
Cocnty Tiiu.vst nKit— * Well, 1 uin right glad to
hear it, for I was afraid that you would not lie
able to buy the scrip at a reasonable rate, owing
to its scarcity, so I paid my eighteen thousand
dollars in coin into the State Treasury, about
twenty minutes ago. I hope you will not lose
anything on your purchase.’
Scrippy has not been on change since.— Union.
Yen’s Rkc’I.aiiatiox ok W.ui.—The following is
the spunky little declaration of the % Chinaman,
Yeli :
Now, the barbarian rebels have raised distur
bances, attacking our heavenly dynasty, destroy
ing forts, burning ships and making war on the
city. The anxiety on this account lias entered
into out very hones and marrow, and your united
w rath, too, has been aroused. Now 1 have re
ceived the Imperial command 1 firmly to hold, and
resolutely to tight and maintain the war. from the
public treasury, to hlockuke the river and sea,
and sweep out every fragment.’ You must on
behalf of the Emperor, exert your strength as
brave soldiers, in order that not a fragment of
the fort ign robbers may remain.
Winter Papers.
15 Y BVKLYK. NO. i\.
The next day all hands left the camp to look
out n spot on which to build a cabin, taking with
them nothing but their pistols ami rifles. No
sooner were they out of sight over a neighbor
ing divide than the Indians, who had been watch
ing an opportunity, pounced upon the camp and
carried off every particle of provision, clothing,
blankets, and everything on which they could lay
their hands, even to ammunition, although they
were at that time ignorant of its use. What was
the surprise of the ranchmen when, on their re
turn to camp, they found it cleared of every
thing and not a particle of “ grub" to be had
within twenty-five miles ! Morton swore he would
kill and cat every Indian within fifty miles. Pu
gud laughed as lie did at everything, while their
companions set to work roasting some game which
they had fortunately taken during the day. Al
ter partaking of a very primitive supper they
made two huge tires and slept through the night
(jiiite comfortably.
The next morning Ingles and lbigud, taking
the animals returned to Weaverville for a supply
of provisions, while Morton and White started in
pursuit of the Indians, in order if possible, to re
cover some of the stolen property. Taking a
westerly direction they crossed a number of rid
gos and ravines w ithout discovering any traces
of the red skins, but on reaching the summit of
the divide between the Nay and South Forks of
Trinity they had an opportunity of w itnessing,
free of charge, a “ sparring” exhibition just then
going on at the foot of the mountain below them,
and in which grizzlies were the performers. The
greater portion of the country bein$ covered
with tall pines with but little undergrowth, ob
jects could be distinctly seen at a considerable
distance. They had therefore an uninterrupted
view of these animals and their pranks although
they were three-quarters of a mile distant. They
were six or seven iu number and were amusing
themselves by standing upon their bind legs, box
each other, wrestling, throw ing each other
down, rolling oi\ Uw "timing ami practicing (ill
the other antics that a bear is capable of perform
ing. After watching their operations Cor a time
Morton and White passed on w ithout molesting
them, being more desirous of finding the depre
dating Indians and of expending on them their
small stock of ammunition than they were of at
tacking a band of ferocious grizzlies. Iliit (he
search proved fruitless, and they w ere compelled
to return to camp without any of the missing ar
ticles. Besides the fact that (lie country w as al
most entirely new to them its ruggnl and moun
tainous nature rendered it impossible for them to
discover the hiding places of the cunning enemy.
On their return they commenced the work of
building a cabin on a spot previously selected
mid by tho lima Ingles and lbigud arrived from
from M caver with another supply of provisions
tin* logs were ready to “ lay up,” and shakes or
clapboards were Bplil for the roof. A substantial
bouse was soon erected in w hich limy ston d nil
their movable property, and although it might
have resisted all the attempts of the Niggers to
enter it, yet past experience hail tan -lit them to
be more careful, and one of their number alw ays
remained at home to watch when (heir labors
called them out of sight of the house. The In
dians were almost constantly lying concealed in
the hushes, watching an opportunity to rob the
unsuspecting settler, nor did they scruple to set
fire to his cabin when their efforts to enter were
unsuccessful. Until they learned the uses of the
various articles that white men usually possessed
(hey supposed that everything was Intended to lie
eaten, nud on one occasion (as was afterwards ac
knowledged) when amongst other things they
had stolen a can of gunpowder, they put it into a
kettle of water and boiled it a long time, but fail
ing to make it palatable it was thrown away.—
The careful watching of our party prevented, for
a time, the recurrence of any noteworthy depre
dations, although their (lark and naked forms
were daily seen gliding along the streams ami
through the w oods in the neighborhood.
1 litis the winter was spent in making prepara
tions lor the active labors of the coming season.
Occasionally when the severity of the weather
did not permit out door operations to lie curried
on,the ranchmen amused themselves playing beau
poker or some other small game at cards, or by
sawing on an old fiddle which was their constant
A short time before the return of spring, owing
to the continued depth of snow, their stock of
provisions became somew hat reduced, so much
so that they were obliged to grind barley, the
meal of which was used both for bread and cof
fee. The barley was parclml iu the frying pan
and ground without removing the husk.
Besides the trouble occasioned them by the In
dians they were frequently annoyed by the griz
zlies, whose intrusions have not yet been discon
tinued in that portion of Trinity County. Night
ly visits were paid to the cabin and its vicinity
by these roaming monster* whose ferocity is on
ly excelled by their propensity for mischief.—
They often cairied off haunches of venison and
other articles which happened to be left outside
the cabin, and though their massive footprints
could easily he traced on the following morning
to a neighboring thicket, no one dared enter to
drive out or combat the savage beast, One of
these animals once paid a visit to the cubin, and
after traveling around it w itbout discovering any
thing to suit him, deliberately forced open the
door of an outhouse which was used us a reposit
ory for vegetables and provisions, with a single
stroke of his jmw, unit picking lip a small keg of
molasses, walked through the other end of the
building—bursting it open by the same process,
crossed a stream near by on u foot log, and de
camped safely without dropping his plunder
which he carried und r hi* arm. The keg was
never returned ami if it was e\ er found it was en
tirely relieved of the molasses, for every one
knows how fond the grizzlies are of sweet things,
as well as the ease with which they carry things
under their paws,
Notwithstanding the ninny inconveniences the
ranchmen suffered, they were determined to and
probably did make the best of untoward circum
stances. Morton, especially, had n never failing
panacea for every vexation, and no matter wheth
er a pot of beans upset over the fire when half
cooked, or the Indians had stolen the last sack of
Hour, and Unit too when Hour was one dollar or
one dollar and a quarter a pound, or had set tire
to a new made fence ami burnt it to the ground ;
or the grizzlies had carried off the proceeds of
the last day’s hunting ; “nothing like taking it
easy, boys," was always his reply. After all he
was the only man l ever knew who practiced
what he preached, liven the Intelligence of the
death of his wife in the Atlantic States was not
sufficient to rutile the evenness of his temper, or
to disconcert a disposition proof against all ca
lamities. \\ hen the news was mentioned to him
bv White, his brother-in-law, who had just receiv
ed it via a packer, he was Intensely interested in
a game of bean poker with the boys in the cabin.
I'll hearing it he merely remarked, that Chris
tian resignation was a duty under all circumstan
ces, and continue the game until he had played
out his hand, which was not until two or throe
o'clock in the morning. Perhaps he loved the
cards hotter than he did his wife, but there are
thousands who would be happier and better did
they possess a larger portion of a spirit which
could not be depressed by adversity nor elevated
by prosperity.
Aa Equitable Sot Oil.
All enterprising young gentleman of the exten
sive family of Smith, rejoicing in the Christian
prefix of Throphilus. uml engaged in tlmt species
of I runic fur which Kentucky is famous, tn nil, in
the horse-trading line, tried his n ils upo*i n man
in the same community of the name of Dicker
son. nml found himself very considerably miuu ,»
in the operation ; the horse ho had snapped turn
in;; out to he worth, by reason of sundry latent
defects, considerably less than nothing.
Smith waited, for some time, for an opportuni
ty of righting himself in the premises ; preferring
to be discreetly silent on the subject of lii.s loss,
such accidents being looked upon, ahont that
time, by those with whom ho must associated,
inure ns a matter of ridicule than sympathy. At
length 'dr. lik'krwon, in the course of one of his
trading forays in Im ’"'iglibnijiig village, hail gut
a Hue mule, and brought him home, <i, '.I ideated
with his hnraaiu. A lavurahle opportunity now
presented itself for Mr. Smith to obtain his re
venge. lie adopted the following plan : lie sent
a complaisant friend, a Mr. Timothy Higgs, over
toll ic kcr-on s one Sunday morning, with ins true
lions. Mr. Diggs, riding leisurely heynnd Mr.
Dicker oil’s premises, caught sight of Hie mule,
and, turning towards tin* house, saw Mr. Dicker
son, who w asasitliug in the porch calmly enjoying
those exhilarating reflections which come across
the mind of a jockey al ter a good trade. • Hal
loo, I liekcrsou,’ said lie,* 1 see you have got
Jones's big mule Jones came near selling him
to me, hut I got item ill time, and escaped.’
1 W hy.' sa d Dickerson, • was anythin;; tlm mat
ter w ilh the mule ! * es, said Diggs ; * liowev
vr, I don't know my sc 11 that there was much, on
Iv this; that tlm mule does very well except in
the full of the moon, and then lie takes tipi which
last about a week, hardly ever longer ; amt then
such rearing and charging, and tilting and kick
ing ! lie's like all pm seised nobody and nothing
can manage him. Now. the best you can do Is to
go down to Smith s, and trade him oil' with him
lor a hran-new sorrel horse he's got. ■ Wi II,’
said llicki rson. • I'll do th.it sure. Hold on, and
keep dark, old fellow, and see how I'll crack him.’
Dickerson according ly fixed up bln mule, and
rode over to Mr. Smith’s, and after much ohuller
ing. and many mutual compliments, in the Trench
stvh , to their respective animals, the new sorrel,
that Imd been lived up |br Mr. Dickerson's epe
| rial benefit, and had all the diseases that horse
llesh is heir to, and some it gets by adoption, was
exchanged for the mule.
It was not long before Mr. Dickerson, finding
Mr. Smith in company with some of tlm young
gentlemen who could relish humor of this sort,
ventured to relate this amusing incident ; lint
"hen Mr. Smith, who had quietly awaited the
termination of tin* narrative and thu laughter
grow ing thereout, in his turn gave in the coun
ter plot, Mr. Dickerson's sensibilities became
greatly excited : and seeking to light himself by
the law, on the fact- coining out, found that Mr.
Smith had only obtained an equitable set otf, and
that he could not plead Ills own turpitude to re
gain what he Imd lost in trying to come the old
soldier over another man. 1 V/w.
I x’Tt'ToitKn Ki.tnp t'.M'K. A Catawba warrior,
in 1 *s 12, named Peter llarrlson, made known his
wants to tlm Legislature of South Carolina in the
following language :
I am one of the lingering survivors of un al
most extinguished race. Our graves will soon he
our only habitation. I am tlm fuw stilks
thut still remain In the Held where the tempest of
Revolution has passed. I have fought against
the Driti-h for your sake. The Mritish have dis
appeared, nml you are five; yet from me have
the llritish taken nothing, nor have [ gained any
thing by their defeat. I pursued the deer for t ub
sistence the deer are disappearing I must
starve God ordained me for the forest, and niv
ambition is the shade. 1,’nt the strength of my
arms decays, and my feet tail inc in the chase.
The hand which fought for your lilmrtics is now
open for your relief. In my youth I tiled in bat
tle, that you might have liidepciidenee let not
my heart in old age bleed for want of your com
Mi silt tx a Family. Music in a family is a
means of domestic cheerfulness.
A musical family, in spite of cares, perplexi
ties, or even of trials, may lie a cheerful family.
Not gay, do we mean ; for there are many points
of difference between cheerfulness amt gaycty.
Hut cheerfulness in that sense which Implies
good spirits, and in w hich needless depression of
spirits and morbid melancholy are kept out of
the family. You can have the sunshine of cheer
fulness in your house, in the mo t rainy, cheer
less, or wintry day that ever was, If you can
have music.
Music promotes good nature in a family. And
in this world wln rc there is mo much evil nature
manifest d Ilia thou-and ways, anil (n the fumily
sometimes as well us elsewhere, anything which
will promote good nature is to lie prized.
Who can Iv mad in the midst of music? Or
tret and scold with sweet sounds falling upon his
cars ! Or keep up sour and sulky manners w hen
the very uir around him is blended with suit
harmony ?
On a \\ inter a night, when the moon shone bright,
Ami the snow was crusted o'er,
\\ itli a maid as fair ns the seraphs arc,
I slid from a hill down lower,
hie we reached the base, (like a horse on a race,)
Our swill-gliding sled careened ;
And with tresses lair, streaming back on the uiy
Stt cel Stilly went eentl over rend !
To-.Mokbow. This is the duy ou w hich idle men
work, and tools reform.
Found in our Sanctum.
Our mysterious bard and author paid our sanc
tum another cal.l aud left the tollowing on our
table :
.Mr, h'llilor : This is the first time I hare been
down tow n since the publication of my last com
munication. I have lived long enough to know
aye, aud feel too. the truth of what I am going
to say : thnt great talent and surpassing genius
never fails to excite an envious hostility and hate,
particularly iu a small and circumscribed locali
ty like ours, against the person who possesses
them. With a knowledge of this fact, I hesitated
to make my appearance in town until time had
allayed the storm which my previous production
had raised.
llefore entering the .'«in< him this time I passed
about half an hour or so at the '• Magnolia” after
which 1 paid a visit to the •• Stuerac,” where I
speut another pleasant half hour.
There are always large and social circles to bo
found at those places, and the topics of the day
are always before the eye like a moving panora
: mu. 1 exchanged sentiments with the intelligent
gentlemen very freely on the most important
cpii s.iuiis of the day. 1 played a full hand in the
discussion of the various subjects, and Tom, a
IVicnd of mine, who came in while l was in the
heat of a knock down and powerful argumeut
and who remained according to instructions, for
some time after I left,told me that the gentlemen
wTill whom l discussed sat down In perfect aston
ishment, ami made great liKpiiry amongst them-
I selves as to who the eloquent and learned stran
ger Wits. Tom kept his hush. Modesty forbids
my repeating the eulogies related to mo by him.
1'e ding rather comfortable over the well mer
ited compliments received, I invited Tom to go
over and take onoot Max’ best cigars, cautioning
him that when 1 had lighted my cigar and takcu
( a seat by no means to congratulate me upon any
subject w hatever. understands me well,
gravely replied, “ni/kacutn tif?!" a l.atin term,
inueii used I IwTicvc. among the Indians of Ore
gon, and signifies, I comprehend. Torn lived iu
that coup.fry some time, being engaged ill u largo
mereawtile bn.due i trading beads for buckskins
wjA'u Hie ancients, and had therefore, great facil
ities for acquiring a thorough knowledge of the
<■/iio/i'i. dustas 1 had purchased the three cigars
and exhibited my half dollar, a tall, sandy com
plected fellow entered, whom Tom recognized
with a shake of the hand. About this time I was
- "zed with a light spe11 of absent mindedness,
lelin oil the ends of two of the cigars ami just
recovering myself in time to save the third for
Tom. I regreted this very much, as it prevent
ed me from extending my generosity to Tom's
IViend. I explained to the tall, sandy complec teil
gentleman that I was addicted to this uucoutrol
tilde nr'Inrtuuo from infancy. Tom seeing that
the painful acknowledgment was anything hut
l’le i-ant to my feelings, stepped forward and Hu
* died the apology. I felt provoked os 1 discrim
hint, d in iny mind the narcotic objects of my lit
tle embarrassment and thought for a moment I
should dash them to pieces or subject them to
the proem ■ ol anunnlm htimlnmical pulverization.
1 hi, wold is not found in the early editions of l)r.
I re Chemical Dictionary, but means the reduc
tion of any substance by the friction of the bunds.
I changed my mind however, almost instantly,
and d 'tcrmilii'd to see the last of both cigars dis
app ar iu ashes. 1 " lit” us previously contem
plated and took a chair by the stove. I suppose
I must have been obscured behind the fantustio
fumes for nearly half an hour in deep meditation
on the ho tlines: and fate of genius. J!y this time
my cigar had nearly expired before the burning
conflict, creating in my lips a sort of let go-a
tiveiKss. I made one long and powerful draw
upon the remnant which ended like the draw of
Admits A Co.'s creditors, all in smoko. 1 hail the
pleasure, however, of witnessing the playful as
cent of the curling clouds, which reminded me
id the flow ing ringlets of some hopeful maid, or
the rolling spray dashing wild over the coral
reefs. This also reminded me that I had written
something iu my lust about “ the smoke from the
cabin tar up the ravine.” 1 had been for some
minutes giving full scope to the caprices of an
other poetic gem, which I intended as a continu
ation of my former poem, and would have writ
ten it before leaving my eat l ot Tom insisted on
my going to dinner with himself and friend, and
1 yielded (ns I shall always believe) to the sac
rifice of Immortality fi r a mere dinner, and that
e 1 icily compost d of a plate of “ satinett hash.”
I made no inquiries as to w ho chewed the beef
which composed this getting-to-be popular and
liim eiful di-h. I am not therefore in a humor to
write or do myself justice, for the plain reason
that my best ideas are all under the “ hash,” and
if I have the same trouble In w orking them up
tint! I bad in smoking them down, I .-•hall despair
of being myself for the next six mouths. You
will pardon me if on this occasion I tall below
my former efibrt, 1 would add in conclusion
that I have written to my old friend, J. Buchan
an. aud my other friends, David, William, Joseph
and Charles, and expect to receive in return the
power and authority to dispense all the Federal
offices in this county. Applications should he
nddiv d, •' Sub-linen," Wouvcrville P. O.
Tin: Poeta ster American tells* a story of n lady
in that city whose dress was stepped upon by a
partner in u dance. The bkirt was torn, and a
w hulrUtne thrust into the circle in a very un
seemly manner. The lady coolly took hold of
the article, drew it from her, walked to the door,
and threw it out and took her place In the cotil
ion just in time to ‘ forward and hack.’ That
lady would walk up to the cannon’s mouth, or
the ullur, without fear Of trembling.
Powch or Pkrskittiov.— The prevalence of
mustaches at the present day is attributable to
the fact that the ladie.s have unanimously resolv
ed to set their faces against them.
no. 3.

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