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'WM. BREWSTER, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR.
BOOK AND STATIONERY STORE.
n the "Globe" Office Building, Market Square
The subscriber respectfully informs the chi
sena of Huntingdon and adjoining c males,
that ho hits opened a New Book and Stationery
Store, in the corner room of the "Globe" buil.
.Zing, where may be found a general assort
meet of Miscellaneous and School Books and
Stationery, all of which he will sell at reason
able prices. He add to his stock weekly
.all Books and articles in demand, and expects
in a short time to have on hand as full a stock
.pf saleable Books, Station,i, &c., as can be
'found in any town in the State.
Having made the necessary arrangements
with publishers, any I3ook wanted and not up•
on his shelves, will be ordered and furnished at
•As he desires to do a lively business with
smell profits, a liberal share of patronage is
D0c.22;58..tf. WM. LEIVIS.
(Estate of Mary Shively, dee.)
AD1111 . 111101!At9R 9 9 N9TIOE.
Letters of Administration on the estate of
Many Shrively, late of Porter township. dec.
baying been gra iced to the undersigned, all
persons indebted to said estate are required to
snake immediate payment, ane those having
claims will present them duly authenticated for
Jacob W. Shivoly,Admr.
N. B.—The Administrator will attend in
Alexandria, on the Bth and 15th days oirJan
liali il te t.
orr township, Jan. 5. 1859.
A emnpound remedy, in which we have la
bored to produce the most effectual alterative
that can be made. It is a concentrated extract
of Para Sarimparilla, co combined with other
substances of still greater alterative power as
to afford on effective antidote for the diseases
Sarsaparilla is reputed to cure. It is believed
that such a remedy is wanted by those who
suffer front Strummta complaints, and that one
which will accomplish their cure must prove
of immense Pali., to this large class of our
afflicted fellow-citizens. How completely this
compomtd will do it haslicen proven by exper
iment on many of the worst cases to be found
of the following complaints :
BenoruLt AND SCROPVLOUS COMPLAINTS,
BRUM°. AND ERUPTIVE DISEASES, 'ULCERS,
PIMPLE_,9 BLOTCHES, TUTIORS, SALT RHEUM,
SCALD BEAD, SYPHILIS AND SYPHILITIC AF.
PECTIONS, MERCURIAL Doman, Dancer, Nett-
SAI.OII OR TIC DOULOURIIIIX, DEBILITY, DES.
rarsu AND INDIC mut., ERYSIPELAS, Ross
on ST. ANTHONY'S Fuer, and indeed the whole
elm. of complaints arising from IMPURITY or
'This compound will be Nina a greet nro
uv;trt of health, when taken in tiro spring, to
expel the foul hunters which fester in the
blood at that season of the year. By the time
ly expulsion of them many rankling disorders
are nipped in the bud. Multitudes can, by
the aid of this remedy, spare' themselves from
the endurance of ibul eruptions and ulcerous
soles, through which the system will strive to
rid itself of corruptions,
if not assisted to do
this through the natural channels of the body
by an alterative medicine. Cleanse out tho
vitiated blood whenever you BO its impurities
bursting through the skin in pimples, eruptions,
-or sores ; cleanse It when you find it is ob
structed and sluggish in the veins ; cleanse it
whenever it is foul, nod your feelings will tell
7ou when. Ever. witere no particular disorder
Is felt, people enjoy better health, and live
for cleansipg the blood. Keep the
blood healthy, sod On in well; but with this
pabulum of life disordered, there can be no
lasting health. Sooner or later something
must go wrong, sod the great machinery of
life is disordored or overthrown.
Sarsaparilla lies, and deserves much, the
'reputation, of accomplishing these ends. But
the world has been egregiously deceived by
preparations of it, partly because the drug
alone has not all the virtue that is claimed
for it, but more because many preparations,
pretending to La concentrated extracts of it,
'contain but little of the virtue of Sarsaparilla,
or any thing else.
Timing late years the public have been mis
led by large bottles, pretending to give a quart
of Extract of Sarsaparilla for one dollar. Most
of these hare been frauds upon the sick, for
they not only contain little, if any, Sarsapa
rilla, Let often no curative properties whatev
er. lime°, hitter and pnininl disappointment
has followed the use of the various extracts of
Sarsepnrilla which good the market, until the
mime itself is justly despised, nod has become
synonymous with invsition and cheat. Still
we call this compyinai Sarsaparilla, and intend
to supply such a reit,ty as shell rescue the
canto from the lead of obloquy which 'rests
open it. And are think we have ground for
believing it 1 yirtues which are irresistible
by the ordinary sun of the diseases it is intend
ed to cure. In order to secure their complete
eradication from tire system, the remedy should
be judiciously taken according to directions on
DR. J. C. AYER &
Trice, el Iver Bottle I . Sir Bottles for .8.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
)ae won for itself such a ronown for the core of
every vraiety of Throat and Lung Complaint, that
it ii entirety mittemtsstv for us to recount the
evidence of its Nit taberevor it lots been ern.
played. As it hn3 long been in constant tom
throughout bit sert , ,m, wt nerd not do more than
assure the ittoplo its onality is kept up to the best
it ever has been, and that it may be relied on to
do for their relief all it has aver been found to do.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills,
FOR TIM COPE OP
Costiveness, Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Indigestion,
Dyitenecry, Kul Stomach, Erysipelas, Headache.
Piles, Rheumatism, Eruptions and Air. Diseases,
Liver Complaint, .Dropsy, Totter, Tumors and
1114 um, Worms, Gout, Neuralgia, or a
Dinner Pill, and for Purifying the Blood.
They are sugar-coated, so that the most transi
tive can take them pleasantly, and they are the
beg aperient in the world for all the purposes of it
Price 25 cents per Boy, 5 Boxes for $l.OO.
Oreat numbers of Clergymen, Physicians, States
mei, and eminent persona es , Imo lent their
names to certify the unparalleled usefulness of these
remedies, but our spare here will not permit the
insertion of them. The Agents below maned fur
nish gratis our AMERICAN ALMANAC in which they
are given; with also full descriptions of the above
complaints, and the treatment that should Le fol
lowed for their cure.
Do not be put off by unprincipled dealers with
other preparations they make more profit on.
Demand ATER'S, and take no others. The sick
want the best aid thorn is for thorn, and they should
AU our Remedies are for sale by
JOieW BEAD, Agent Huntingdon, Pa.
Nov. 10, 1858.—1 y.
at ii-flulting : l.ol. 0/11tritili
HT CHARLES MACKAY,
The man is thought a knave or fool,
Or bigot, plotting crime,
Who, for the advancement of his kind,
Is wiser than his time.
For him the hemlock shall ;
Fur hint the axe be bared ;
For him the gibbet shall be built ;
For him tEe stake prepared.
Him shall the scorn and wrath of men
Pursue with deadly aim ;
And malice, envy, spite and lies
Shall desecrate his lame.
But truth sk;tll conquer at the last,
For round and round we run;
And ever the right comes uppermost, •
And ever is justice done.
Pace through thy cell, old Socrates,
Cheerily to and fro;
Trust to the impulse of thy soul,
And let the poison flow. -
They may shatter to earth the lamp of clay,
That holds the light divine,
But they cannotquench the fire of thought
By any such deadly wine.
They cannot blot thy spoken words
From the memory of man,
By all the poison ever WAS bruised,
Since time his course began.
To-day althored, tomorrow adored,
So round and round we run ;
And ever the right comes uppermost,
And ever is Justice done.
Pled in thy cave, gray Anchorite,
De wiser titan thy peers ;
Augment the range of human powers,
And trust to coming years,
They may call then wizard, monk accursed
And load thee with dispraise ,
Thou wed born live hundred years too soot
Vue the comfort of thy days ;
Put not too scion for Inuuttnliind ;
' Time Lath reward in stove.
And the demons of ou• sires become
The saints that we adore.
The Llin,l con see, the slave is lord,
So trout and round we run ;
And ever tha wrong is proved to be wrong ;
And ever is justice done.
Keep. Galileo, to the thought,
And nerve thy .111 to bear;
They may gloat o'er the senseless words tht
From the pangs of thy despair.
They may veil their oyes, hutthey cannot ha
The son's meridian glow;
The heel of a priest may tread thee down,
At.d n tyrant work the,wo ;
]tut. !lover it truth has been destroyed ;
They may eursu nukl roll it crimp.,
l'eauVrt atid betray, hr - slaUrier - atitt slay
lie teachers, ra• n time '
But the sunshine nye shall light the sky,
As round and rotted wo run ;
And truth shall ever coins uppermost,
And justice shall be dono.
And live acre hurl, men as these.
With thoughrs like the great of uld ?
Msny hove died in their misery,
And left their thoughts untold.
And many live, and ore ranked as marl,
And ore plated in the cold world's bon,
Forsendiug their bright, far-seeing souls
Three centuries in the can;
TM/ toil in penury and grief,
Unknown, if not maligned;
Forlorn, forlorn, hearing the scorn
Of the wettest of mankind.
But yet the world goes round and round,
And the genial swoons run;
And ever the truth conies uppermest,
And ever is justice done.
~ t(tit h t
~ ~.. GIU.
'Never go to bed at night tv•thout
hit g sure you've date one good action, or
tnade somebody happy.'
'Humph,' said Harvey Lane, as he clo
sed with this sentence, a very interesting
little book his Aunt Ilarriet had sent him
from the city .1 dim% believe there are
many folks do this ; I'm sure I never did.'
list Harvey, whose life was just taking
hold of its thirteenth year, revolved the
question in his mind, whether he had ever
made anybody happy in his life.
Alas! it was a very meagre array of
good deeds tvhich his memory marshalled
before him—he temembered saving Mary
Jones from falling into the riv-sr by pulling
her oft a rotten plank on the old bridge;
and then there was little Elope Mathews—
all last winter he took her to school on his
sled, for she was such a little Dobbin, she
never could have beaten her way through
the winds, and would have run quite a risk
of being buried in the snow.
The truth is, Harvey Lane was a selfish
boy, and like a great many older and wiser
people, he was utterly unconscious of the
fact, and would have been as much startled
by this announcement, as you could possi.
bly be if it were made of yourself.
4 can take the wheat along for you jest
as well as not, because I'm goin' beyond
the mill with this load of hay.'
These words broke in suddenly on Har
vey's meditations, and looking out of the
window, he saw Uncle Josiah, who bore
this cognomen throughout the neighbor
hoed, standing in the backyard, in his old
straw hat and farmer's blouse. At that
moment, the "hired man" cams along with
two large bogs of wheat ready for the mill;
and Uncle Josiah took ene of these, and the
two men carried them to the load of hay
that stood just outside of the gate.
Now, Harvey, like all boys, had an es
pecial penchant for mounting a load of hay
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND YOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HLNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1859.
accordingly, in less than two minutes he
was out of the gate, hat in hand, saying
very importunately, "Uncle Josiah, let me
go down to the mill with you ; come, now ;
don't say no.'
'Well, I guess they won't object to tak
ing on a few :mods more,' answered Un
cle Josiah, who was one of the kindest
hearted men in the world, as he glanced at
his fat oxen. In a second more Harvey
was duly mounted on the hay pile. Uncle
Josiah took up his long whip, and just then
the face of a little girl pia itself outside the
front door. It was a pale pretty face, with
soft bezel eyes, and long braids of orown
'Oh, Harvey, where in the world are
you going on that hay
'Dawn to the mill. Annie.'
'How 1 wish L could go, too!'
.oh, Annie Clark, who ever heard of a
girl riding on a hay load 1'
Here Uncle Josiah subjoined, 'Let her
get on if she's .1 mind to.
You can move that bag of wheat and make
room for her. Run, Pussy, and get your
With a cry of delight, the child bounded
away, but Harvey sat still with a lowering
brow, and his cogitations were somewhat
after this fashion--
'All the boys in the village will laugh
at me, I know they will, for riding on a
hay-load with a girl. I shall he ashamed
to show my face at school on Monday mori
mug, and I know I shu'n't hear the last ofl
it for a year to come. I just won't make
myself a laughing-stock for Annie Clark ;
and if I don't go, she can't, because she
won't know the way back.'
But just at that moment the hook he had
been reading recurred to his mind, and oh
so the sentence with which it concluded ;
and then something rose, and whispered in
Poor little Cousin Annie—how much
she is to be pitied, alter all; now her moth
er's dead, and she's shut up there in the
great city nine months in the year, and on
ly has a sight of, the country *lion she
comes up to visit Aunt Mary ! She'll be
perfectly beside herself with delight, at ri•
ding down to the old mill; and no twitter
what the boys say, I guess, Harvey Lane,
you're too much of a man to be afraid of
them. or their laughing, when you know
you've been doing a good action.'
Just then Annie rushed out of the gate,
bonnet in band, crying-I:u] ready, liar.
vey, I'm ready.'
' , Well, how are you going to get on
here; you can't climb, Annie r'' asked
Harvey es he removed the wheat bag.
Uncle Josiah, however, settled this ques
tins, ns he took Annie in his long arms,
and tossed her up, and with a shriek, half
of fear, half of delight she landed on the
It was a soft mellow day in the Indian
summer; and as you grow older, dear lit
children, you will learn to lo'e those
days more than any the year brings us.
There were no clouds on the deep, serene
sky: or d the maples still had tufts of crim•
son leaves clinging to their branches.
The barberries grew thick along the road.
side, and looked like red beads strung a.
mong the green leaves; and every little
while the ohtldren could hear the prattle
of a brook or 'he dropping of nuts in the
woods. Harvey was very happy—oh,
how much happier than if he hid ridden
alone with the little disappointed face of
his cousin Annie haunting him hil tin]
way. —She was almost beside herself;
clapping her hands at the sight of every
new object, and calling to the blue birds
and robins as they swam through the air ;
and certainly it seemed to Harvey that the
country never looked so ploasent as it did
on that day.
At last they reached the mill; and here
was a new wonder for Annie, They uligh
ted, and Harvey took his cousin through
the old mill, with its bags and barrels of
newly ground flour, its wonderful ma•
chinery, and the old miller, "as white, ,
Annie whispered to Harvey, "as though
it had snowed all over him."
Then they went to the stream, and
sate the waters dashing ana foaming over
the great wheel; and here Annie did not
s peak one word, she stood very still, lost
At last they started for home, and al
though it virds two miles from the mill, An
ale didn't mind at all, but darted from ono
object to another, like a‘ bird in the spring;
and her laugh—oh. if you had heard it,
you would have thought it was sweeter
music than the birds made.
"Oh, just see here, Harvey, I've found
ever so many huckleberries !" suddenly
cried out the child, as she sprang out from
the edge of the woods along which the
"Na, you havn't Annie; all the huckle
berries were gone two months ago."
'But you just come and see for yourself
And Harvey went. "Oh, no, these ar
juniper berries, Annie. Don't you know
'No; are they goad to ?" she said,
with a look of disappointment.
'Yes, but they'r4 better for medicin?,
I remember now, I heard Grandma Wat
son say she wanted to get some very much
for her dropsy. Wwll pick some of these
for her, Annie."
Harvey took out his handkerchief. An
nie tried a few of the berries, but insisted'
they weren't half as ;Nod as huckleberries
but she was very assiduous in helping
Harvey, and in a short time they gathered ,
about a quart j and tying these in his hand
kerchief, the boy arid his cousin started
"Well, this has Lien a first-rate Satur
day," mused Harvey Lane, as he stood
that night at the front door, watching the .
stars come into the sky. ~ And I've made
too persons happy, anyhow—Cousin
trie and Grandma Watson. Wasn't tl:e
old lady tickled whien I gave her the ju
mpers ! Wi li, it seems en good that in
future I mean to try to make somebody
happy every day of my life; and ask
God to show me hew."
•.L , ttle children, go thou, and do like.
wise !,'—Home Altgazine.
Hope trod Memory.
A little baby lay in the cradle, and Hope
came and kissed it: When its nurse gave
it a cake, Hope promised another tomor
row ; and when its young sister brought
flower, over which it clapped its wings and
crowed, Hope told of brighter ones, which
it would gather (or itself.
The babe grew to a child, and another
friend came and kissed it. Her name was
Memorg•. She s ai w, "look behind thou and
tell me what thou seest." The child an
steered, "I see a little book." And Memo.
ry said, "I will teach thee how to get ho
' tier from the book that will be sweet to thee
when thou art old."
The child became a youth, Once when
he went to his bed, Hope end Memory
stood by his pillow. Hope sung a metodi- '
ous song, and 'aid hFollow me, and every
morning thou shalt wake with a smi!,•. as
sweet as the lay I sang thee.
But Memory said, '"Hope, ;s there any
need that we should contend ? He shall
be mine as well as thine. And we shall be
to him as sisters all his life long.'
So he kissed Hope and Memory, as he
was beloved of th?rn both. IVhile he slept
peacefully, they sat silently by his side,
weaving rainbow tissues into dreams.—
Whoa Kt woke, they came with the lark,
to bid bus good morning, and hegave a
hand to each.'
He became a man. Every day Hope
guided him to his luboi , and every night he
supped Leith Memory at the table of knowl
But, at length, Age found hint acid u
ed temples gray. To his eye the work'
seetn..d altered. Memory sat by his elbow
chair, like an old and b•ted I riend, tie loo
ked at her and said, 'Host thou not lost
something thut I entrusted to then?'
And she answered, fear en ; ;or the
lock, my casket is worn. Sometimes
ant weary and sleepy, and Time purloins
my key. But the gems that thou didst
give me when life wan new, I can account
for all—see how bright they are.
While they thus sadly conversed, Hope
put forth the wing that she had not worn,
folded under her garment, and tried its
strength in a heavenly flight.
The old neon laid down to die, and when
bla soul want forth from the body, the an
gels took it. And \lemory walked with it
through the open gate of heaven. But
-Hope lay down nt its threshold and gently
expired, as a rose givath out its lost odors.
Her paying sigh was like the music of
a seraph's harp. She breathed it into a
glorious form and said, 'lmmortal happi•
ness! I t , ing thee a soul that I have led
through the world. It is now thine. Jesus
bath redeemed it.'
A Loan COVILTBHIP.-A young lady
said to her beau, after filteen years' court
ship, 'Charles, I ant going out of town to
'morrow,' 'Where "'I don't know.' When
are you coming back I"lNever.' !What
are you going for r .1 am going to look
for something which you have not, never
had, and yet can give me without loss
to yourself ?' 'You are very welcome to
it, lam sure ; but what is it s' !A hus•
band !' Why. 'mu might have had that
fifteen years ago, if you had only said the
I word; but I was afraid to ask you the
AN INCI DENT,
Mr. B—, a young gentleman of We have received the following letter
fine talents, was, years e4o, a chief clerk from a gentleman of our acquaintance, who
in a bank in Virginia. He was a good has been living in Kansrs:f, five yeses.'
scholia and courageous and honest young and who started for Pike's Peak at the first
inan, but was the 'eider of an infidel club, news of the discovery of gold there. The
and had nearly succeeded in throwing writer is a men of probity, and knowing
from his mind shockles of whet he used to him to be such, we can assure our readers
cull the nursery superstition, which was whatever he utte, must be correct.
the religion his pious mother had taught
him. FOOT OF PIKE'S PEAK,
On one occasion upwards of a hundred • March 10M, 1859.
thousand dollars Ir. bank bills had to be Editor of the Huntingdon Journal:
carried to Kentucky, and he was selected 'Thinking that a correct account of the
to carry them. As he w
oe obliged to gold diggings of the Peak, might be inter
pass through a part of the country where
!eating to the good citizens of Huntingdon .
county, 1 venture to rough you oil
highway robbery and even murder was
pass it a few notes. 1 have been mining for two
said to be frequent, he arranged to
niontlui, and have had ample opportunity
in the daytime. But ho took the wrong
road, and having lost himself, was glad to of testing the reality of the existence of
find shelter anywhere. He rode about a'' gold. The Peak is an immense mount, .
long time in the forest, amid the darkness about six thousand feet high, but of gentle .
and chilliness of a starless October night. ascent, and is literally one huge Moon of
At length he saw n dim light, and pushed gold. The manner in which we collect
his horse forward until he came to n poor this precious stuff, is somewha, singular,
wretched looking log cabin, It was now but very simple. A heavy framework of
near ten o'clock.—He knocked and was timber is built, somewhat resembling a sled
admitted by a woman, who told him she ; in shape, the runners of which are grooved,
and her children were alone, her husband i and in the middle of which is securel) fas
had gone out hunting, but she was err- toned a sharp rasp ; exactly on the princi
lain he would return, as he always came pie of a carpenter's plane. This machine
according to promise, The young man's is built on the top of the Peak, and is cepa
feelings may well be imagined. Ilere lie hle of holding fifteen men, In it they slide
was with a large sum of money, alone
, down the side of the mountain, and as it
and perhaps in the house of On. , those rob. goes thundering down the hill, tremendous
! bees whose name was the terror of the : shavings of gold are scratched ofT. which
country. He could not go further—what
—it is so contrived by the machinery of
was to be done ?—The woman gave him the sled—curl up, and are coiled like bun
supper, and proposed his retiring to rest, dles of wire, These shavings very in
But no, he could not think of permitting width. They resemble those old Conesto
himself thus easily to fall into the hands ga wagon tires, formerly used in your coup
of the robbers. lie took ant his pistols, iY
examined the priming, and determined to
sell his life as dear as he could.
In the mean time the man of the house
retunned; he wits rather a ferce uncouth
looking hunter for he had on a dirty skin ,
feinting shirt and a hear-skin cap, and
scented to be much fatigued and in no very
talkative: mood, all of which boded our
young infidel no good. He asked the
stranger if he did not wish to retire, he
old him no, he would sit by the fire all
night. 'fun man of the house urged him
But no he could not think of such a thing.
He was terribly alarmed, and expected ,
this is sold be his last night on earth. His
infidel principles gave him very little
comfort. Ilis fears grew into perfect ag
any. What was to be done?
At length the rough backwoodsman
rose up, 1111,1 reaching over the stranger's
head to a shelf, took down an old book,
and said. 'Well, stranger, if you won't go
to bed, I will; but it is my custom always
to read n chapter out of God's word before
I go to bed.' • A load teas at once removed
from hint. Though avowing himself an
inedel, he now had full confidence in the
Bible, he was at once sale; he felt that a
man who kept an old bible in his house,
and read it, and bent his knees before his
Master, would do him no harm. He
toned Lo the prayers of the good man, at
once disinis..,ed his fears, and laid down iu
that rude cabin and slept as camly as he
did under his father's roof,
REMARKABLE WORKS OF HUMAN LABOR.
Ntuevel, tvas fifteen miles long, eight
wide, and forty miles round, with a wall
one hundred leet high, and t;,;cit enough
', l '', three chariots abreast. Babylon was
fifty miles within the walls, which were
seventy-five feet thick, and four hundred
feet high, with one hundred brazen gates.
The temple of Diana, at Ephesus, was
four hundred and riven ty feet to the sup- ,
port of the roof. It was a hundred years
in building. The largest of the pyramids
is four hundred and eighty-one feet high
and six hundred and fifty three on the ' I
side,, its base covers eleven acres. The
stones are about thirty feet in length, and
the lavers are three hundred and eighty.
It employed three hundred and thirty
thousand men in building. The laby. I
iinth in Egypt contains three hundred
chambers and two hundred and fifty halls,
Pheber, in Egypt, presents ruins twenty.
seven miles round. Athens was twenty.
five round, and contained three hundred
and fifty thousand citizens, and four lam
dred thousand slaves. 'the temple of
Delphos was so rich in donations that it
was plundered of five hundred thousand
dollars, and Nero carried away ftora it
two hundred statues. The walls of Rome
were thirteen miles round.
wir A couple of boys, res
pectfully 16 and 17 years of age, and stu
dents at Harvard College, ran away from
Boston and ga m a 'reading' in Albany.
Their audience consisted of 30 persons.
At the end they received a token of regard,
in the shape of an arrest by the police, at
the instance of their parents. The boys
we re taken back of Bolton.
A LETTER PROM PIKES PEAS.
This is the most common method of pro
curing the gold, and to my own certain
knowledge. as touch as one-half ton has
been rasped off in one descent of the ma
chine. Another mode is to dig a hole three
or four feet deep, fill it withilotl or rich
pine knots, and make a rousing fire. This
melt., the surrounding gold, wbi ch runs
out, at first in a stream no thicker than a
finger, but as the heat become great.
Cr. the molten stream gradually expands,
until ti oftet becomes as thick as one of
those pillars in front of your Court House.
'lbis becomes hard, in course of time,
and is cut up into saw-logs of eight or ten
feet in length, Casting your eye over the
plain at the base of the Perk, you will see
hundreds of these immense logs of trea
sure, and you will be reminded of a coun
try saw-mill in freshet toile. Seeing it so
much, I almost loathe the sight of gold,— .
Hundreds of wagons and teams are now
engaged in conveying the gold east ; and
I have seen it team of two hundred oxen
unable to drag one man's wealth ten yards
and have seen him unloaden some sixty.
' eight ions of these log nuggets, before be
ing aide to start.
Groceries, provisions and other articles
command an exorbitant price; I have heard
of some awlul prices which wore paid for
some of the necessaries of life, but fearful
that they might be di.erodited by your
renders, I shall speak of nothing but what
has come muter my own actual observation
and which I will vouch for, on my honor
as an Amerie in citizen.
I have seen an individual pay as 'nigh as
fifteen ' t r.:lll4s of gold (weighed by steel
yards,) for seven whiffs of a pipe, and I
have myself given thirteen pounds of it
for the privilege of a razor one-half hour.
As for butter, eggs, &c., they cannot be
had for any price; and even whiskey is al
most a rarity. I have known as much as
four pounds of ;old to be paid for the pri
vilege of inhaling the air in ar empty
whiskey keg. Now, Mr. Editor, strange
as these statements may appear, they are
neverthe:ess facts, wl ich can be substanti
ated by affidavit,
Last Sabbath, in a prospecting tour down
the Gulch, to the left of the mountain, 1
found a lump of gold somewhat larger than
a flour barrel, which I merely glanced at
and was passing on, when my eye acci
dentally caught a glimmer from something
which appeared to be encrusted on its sur
face ; on examination, I was agreeably
surprised to find it stuck full of diamonds,
of the first water. I made an exploration
and found that the entire Gulch abottnds
in these precious stones. 1 have conse
quently dropped the gold business, and
beets steadily laboring in the diamond de•
partment. You will not credit my story
perhaps, but I assure yoz that it is a sol
emn truth, I have now in my possession
three bushels and one hat lull of diamonds
being as many as I can conveniently "lake
room for; the smallest is somewhat larger
than a goose's egg.
I will leave this place as soon en I can
purchase a few hundred oxen to take my
gold along, which, from present appea ,
antes, will he in the course of a year or
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Abundant as the gold is here, and plen
tiful as are the precious stones, hundreds
of the miners are actually disatisfied, and
are 'going west," to better digging:.
The health of the place is remarkable;
th-re has not been a single death since I
came, to my own knowledge. It is not
uncommon, I am told, for vegetables to
attain fifty times the size they do in the
Eastern States. Ihave seen myself, acab
huge which made two layge barrels of
krout, ana have now in my possession an
ear of corn six feet in length, the grains of
which ore an inch broad.
But I will bid you adieu for the present;
but will take the earliest opportunity of wri•
ting toyou again. Yours truly,
U. B. DARNED
KISSING SCENE.-A San Francisco let
ter, describing the fortnightly departure o f
the steamer says : "Then comes a groat
time, and the hugging and kissing begin—
such awkward kissing tool random shots.
an ou trageoue waste of the good things of
this life. Sometimes a kiss lights on the
nose, eye, ear, or is lust in a head of mus
sed- up hair. A bonnet stands no chance
—it gets smashed on the first movement,
and by the time a woman has got through
and passed from hand to hand, or rather
from anus to arms, of brothers, cousins,
friends and acquaintances, she is a pitiable
object, and presents the appearance of hav
ing gone tit rough an Irish row--red eyes,
hair down ; bonnet smashed and knocked a•
round one side of her head, shawl askew
and the general symmetry of her hgure de
stroyed by pockets stuffed full of donations
from friends—apples, cakes, ginger snaps,
letters, n little good brandy, magazines,
novels, end a bottle of milk for the baby,
'l'm lion called the sheep to ash if his
breath smelt; she said,
"A ye ."
fie bit off her head for a fool. Ele cal!.
ed the wolf and asked him; he said,
He tore him to pieces for a (litter. At
test hc. called for the fox, and asked him.
"Truly," said he, i‘l have got a cold hod
Illural,—Wise men soy nothing in dan
or An Irish woman in Bristol mit
sed her pig, and after diligent inquiry
learned thal it was in possession of a high
ly respectable citizen in town. She
straightway called upon him, when he in
formed her that the pig had broken through
a window in the Episcopal church, where
his pigship was found, and if she would
pay one dollar damages, she could have
the pig. She replied : 'The pig and the
church may go to the devil!—l'll pay no
dollar for him if he has turned protestant.
Kj.“MY DEAR JULIANNA," said Al
phonso, the first day of her house.keep
ing, very tenderly as he arose to go out
and do his first mark :Ling, "what shall we
hnve for our dinner?" He laid much
stress on our. “I think, my love," replied
she, "that as our appetites are not very
great that a quarter ix beef gill be suffi
cient." Alphonso stood aghast. "A duar.
ter'of beef I" shrieked he. "A quarter of
a pound, I mean my love," she said, kiss.
ing him, and Alphonso tvent out.
l'uNor.—The best thing in the fast num
ber of Punch, is the picture of 'The Queen
in her Store-Room,' which vaulted apart.
went is exclusively devoted to casks of
gunpowder, cannons and cannon balls.
The Queen has tied a hand kercbtel under
hair chin to ward off the dampnes and chill
and remarks to her lusty attendant
don't know what may happen, Mr. Bull.
but 'keep out powder dry."
CAN'T Do IT !—Can't possibly copy
that hydrophobic story from Cincinnatti.
Enough, that 'death touches the man
with eternal stillness,' alter a dog Imo.—
U'Boy, what is your father doing
'Well I suppose he is failing. I heard
him tell mother to go around and got trus
ted all she could, and to do it right off, too
for he had got everything ready except..
SW We presume that women's pre
terei to gentlemen with small hands and
delicate fingers, had its origin while the
old English law was in force, allowing
every mae. to beat his wife whenever he
pleases, with a stick not thicker than his
Curses, like chickens, generslly
come home to roost.—Yes, foul curses—
it is quits natural and proper they should,