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■ PHANTOM WHISPERS. Hours of loneliness un numbered, Mine decreed, the Fates have sealed, While to eyes that never slumbered, Stand;* tiie naked soul revealed. Here are none to sooth my anguish, None to count the sighs I heave ; Thus on Time's gray shores I languish, And o'er sad memorials grieve. Through the silent dusky doorway, Creeping phantoms, one by one, Stealing in, in ghostly array. Flit around nw chill hearthstone. Mingling their sepulchral whispers Taunt me with tbe wasted hours, With tbem come two tiny lispers In iheir pale hands clasping flowera. Tti*ese thev strive to weave in garlands, For the mourner's throbbing brow ; Hut tbe blo-ssoms plucked iu far land3,.- Earth airs quickly wither now— And tbey fall as dead as ashes On the stone my tears have worn ; So, the wretched human dashes Hopes that e'en of heaven are born. Hopes with gleams of consolation Flickering through the sombre gloom, Through the brooding desolation Show the dwellers of tho tomb. Haunting faee.-i dimly shaded, With long tresses, gulden hued, Earnest cye.J that early faded Quenched in death, with tears bedewed : Glancing fond with tenderest meaning, Beckon me with them to go ; And, on spirit-bO-onis leaning, Sleep from every sense of woo. In tbe cold realms of obstruction, Fold the careless hands from toil; Let tho spheres reel to destruction, Quit the warfare, spurn the toil. Lift the veil that shrouds the Isis, Grasp tbe mystery, 'tis thine ; All that is. must bo, and right is, Snatch the cup and drain the wine. In that deep oblivion's quiet Dreamless' years shall onward roll, Cycling ages vainly riot, O'er thy still unconscious soul. « Sleep—forget—thy cares arc banished With the close of life's dull lore." Slowlv, then, the phantoms vanishe <_ Vanished tlu-oueh the dusky door. Tes, they have the truth outspoken ! Time is palsy-struck with age ; My life's golden bowl is broken, Blot my name from off the page. But the little angel lispers With soft wings, as white as snow, Folded me,.with tearful whispers, Murmur ring, " Mother do not go." Like in tub West.—A Yankee traveler who, ■aw the live hoosicr, has again written to his mother. "Western people (says he) go tbeir death on etiquette. You can't tell a man here that ho lies, as you can down East, without fighting. A few days ago, a man was telling two of his neighbors in my -tearing a pretty large story. Says I. *' stranger that's a whappcr!" Says be, " lay there, stranger." And in the twinkling of an eye I found myself in the ditch, the worse for wear and tear. Upon another occasion, says I jto a man I never saw before, as a woman passed: "That isn't a specimen of your western women I should think ? Says be, " You are afraid of fever and ague, ain't you V "Very much," says I. "Well," replied he, "that lady is my wife, and if you dout apologize in two minutes, by tbe honor of a gentleman, I swear that these two pistols (wbich he held cocked in his hand) shall cure you of that disorder entirely—so don't fear stranger! So I knelt down and politely apologized. I admire this western country much; but curse rae if I can stand so much etiquette ; it always takes me so unawares." Anecdote of Franklin.—It is stated of Dr, Franklin, that when bo was last in London, he was walking oue day with a pair of spectacles on, belonging to a friend. He kept them on, pretending they would help his eyes. Passing along, a porter ran against him. " D—n your spectacles," said the fellow; whereupon, the Doctor, laughing heartily, said: "TJicre, my friend, you see what I said was true—for if I had not had the spectacles on, he would have d—d my eyes I" To win the maid the poet tries, And sometimes writes to Julia'3 eyes; She likes a verse—but, cruel whim, She still appears a-vers. to him.—[Punch. Johnny, my son, do you know that you have broken tbe Sabbath ? "Yes, daddy, said his little sister, and mammy's big iron pot, in five or six pieces." The following answer was made to a young lady who bad sent her lover a kiss—in a letter : Thanks to my little absent friend—• A kiss you in my letter send, But, ah ! the thrilling charm is lost Iu kisses that arrive by post; Such fruit can only tasteful be, When gathered, melting, from the tree ! Thi Great Eastern Steamship.—The largest v.isel ever built since Noah's time is to be launched in England about the middle or next April. Her first trip will b*. to Portland, Me., "where wharfs for her accommodation arc now being built. Significant.—Fremont received but 18,000 votes in New York city out of 80,001) cast, notwithstanding the Herald, Tribune, Times, Courier and Evening Post sustained his election. Newspaper Manta.—There are published in San Francisco twenty •nine newspapers—fourteen dailies and lifteen weeklies, and one monthly magazine ; and the number increases weekly. Gov. BifiLRtt.—Ex Gov. John Bigler returned to California ou tiie steamer Orizaba. Hon. S. A. Douglass, of Illinois, was married at Washington city, Nov. 20, to Miss Ada Cutts, of tbat place. Three American steamboats are now navigating the rivers La Plftia and.Paru-ia, in South America. Mrs. Thorn, of _-ah._J.i-0, Michigan, hung herself and ohild'j-e.ause her husband refused to take ber to a ball. C ran berries are offered in abundance at Wheeling at lifteen cents per quart. We havo intelligence from Kausas to the effect that thirty-nine of the Free State prisoners at Le- ■comptou effected their escape, without committm- any vi. leuce, on the night of the 22d ult Post Offices and Post Masters in California. Agua Frio.... Mariposa county B P Whitney Alamo Contra Costa J M Jones Antioch <lu Q Brown Alvar_-- Al-uneda A M Church Aljimi'da do A J B-irber Angela Calaveras J C _eri biier Auburn Placer K Gordon Alpha Nevada A J Alston American Ranch Shasta T A Freeman Alviso Santa Clara A Rat lib 011*- Ashland Butte Khjah Lott A_u_du-t City Amador M S Butler Belmont San. __&a_i__Q S J Ell.t Brush Crees Butte H G Martin Bidwell's Bar do P WJforatrum Beuicia Solano T T Hooper Bottle Hill FJ Dorado S M Jamison Big Bar Trinity Wm Coddington Big Oak Flat Tuuliunn- JW Butler Buiidvilte Mariposa Stephen Bond. Bodega S.noma J M Miller Bloomiield...... do II Lamb Brick Sacramento..., 1* L l.afken Buokner do James Buekner B'.icksport Humboldt W Roberts Buckeye Yolo J M Chai'Ie. Cache Creek do A McDonald Charley's Ranch Butte L Luring Chico. Cberokeo Campo Seco Calavi Camptonvilla Yub Chinese Camp Tuu Columbia <k Curtsville <*< Clinton Nevada.., Coon Creek.... ..Blacer do Colu , .Colt John T M Daniel T M Pawling .... S J Bowley o M RGrahai /. BTinkum JM Root II M Moore ..J Barnes Vincent ~ Dorado C"W Gilbert .Wm Cold Spi* Ooloma do _■*_■' Davis Cedar ville do Geo Thatcher I'larks ville do D Cumminga Cosnmnes Sacramento.... W D Wilson Cordelia Solano. P O Lamorie Cotton Wood Shasta Wm Lane Crescent City Klamath 1) C Lewis Cent rev-Hie Alameda R S Clement Canon City Trinity RF Channel Diamond Springs ftl Dorado.... MK Sbeavei Don Pedro's Bar Tuolumne li Smith Double Springs Calaveras NT Norcross Downieville Sierra James Gernon Dry Creek Yuba Robert Me Adams Dry town Amador W O Clark Kurel-a Humboldt K H Fos_ El Dorado Calaveras A Irvine Emory's Crossing Yuba J W Erorett Em pire Ranch do S Moody Elliott'a Ranch Saeramento Mr Elliot Franklin do J R Craw fori Folsoni do -i Ola-kin Fiddle town Amador D Townsend Forbostuwn Butte Nathan Plum Forlorn Hope.... Merced T Kagleson French Gulch... .Shasta W G Gibhs Foster's Bar.... Yuba SB Whit comb Fremont....Yolo Jonas Spect French Camp San Joaquin R W Noble Forrest City.... Sierra W Henry Foreman's Ranch Calaveras S Foreman Fourth Crossing.... do AC Benl/.iioiT Green Springs,".. .Tuolumne R I, Gardiner Gar-ote.... do J II Watts Grafton Yolo A Up dog raff Stand Island,,.. Colusa Thomas F.ddy Georgetown ElDorado. Garden Valley,.,. do Grizzly Flat.... do Gilroy Santa Clara Goody ear's Bar Sierra. Gibsonvillo do Grass Valley....Nevada., G-Oi-giana Sacrament o Gwin Merced.... Hamilton... .Butte. Horr's Ranch Tuolu Horsetown Shasta.. Honeut....Yuba Hornitas....Mariposa, lone Valley.. ' ...J CTer C rJ Brady S Stewart ..'....James Burge: ,.A C Everett ;Julius Meinliai .. .R BElliott ....EMatthewson J MSedwcll .'Win Laugblin ...,R Davis .G DDickins- £11-1 :~u>w Iowa City... Indian Diggi ..Pit do an Gulch Merced Jam-stuH'n... .Tuoluami!, Jacksonville.... do Jackson... .Amador Johnson's Ranch Suttl King's River....Tulare Kclsey-s.. ..El Dorado Knight's Ferry.... San Joaq Loach's Store Mi " J RGi W R Rizer W L Gess J II Alvord BBrickeil . ... J Co gan El Dorado J W Gilbert ..Butte. J W N. R W Mardis . ....GBKeyes B B Redhead W E O Kerr J Smith ..John White n W ESteward ..J, Leach ..W*P Maybe ty CWood Los Angeles.,..Los Angeles J S Waite Lagrange....Stanislaus LM Booth Lisbon Placer G W Applegate. Loveing's Ferry San Joaquin. J I.ovemg Little York... .'Nevada WW Go_.e__ THE ELECTKO-CHEMICAL BATHS OF DR. BOURNE, Southeast Corner of Sa?isome and Commercial Streets, opposite St. Nicholas Hotel, San Francisco, DISEASE OF TH Lie ol' potassa, and a whole h 1 EYES. **. MVomii allotheral'l'ections of the Womb, and S Nature's own chosen medium for effecting ond the possibility of doubt, to all who take am by administering to it calomel, arsenic, st of deadly drugs which remain in the sys- i even a solitary c*. n which tbey ye is as to hire men te ■ of oil or salta, nisii.v ;, XATLRivS AGKN'C rtieleof NASTY8 uicli less any POISONOUS lY.-Umeut was employed, hem, while they also re- d bleeding CATTLE j? Are the members of the hu- i tlie fftO*l_- this entire State and the world at * in which calomel, crude mercury, quinine, arsenic, lave been, or be, administered to tho human sys- ldfurther, that hundreds of thousands lill prema- t the people ponder on these things, and if tho peer the honor of one man at least, that I will so employ .■iotJung, the Kk'utro-Cl-cmtcal Baths, and the Slecp- thc powers of ■et I stly vith al intei B Statu of the FIRST and ONLY app : street, opposiie St. Nicholas Hotel, ving these delightful and beneficial iking of tli Dm in tbe terms he em- i- entrusts that duty to others, thus udati" >. published, that thos mid suppose they wer - QUICK CURE—SURE odorat. for tin-be OFFICIAL DIRECTORY, State Government. J, NEELY JOHNSON, Governor. Robert M. Anderson, Lieu tenant Governor. D. W. Douglass, Secretary of State. Geo. II. Whitman, Controller. Henry Bates, Treasurer. John II. Brewster, Surveyor General. Wm. T. Wallace, Attorney General. Paul K. Hubbe, Superintendent oi Public Instruction. W. C. Kibbe, Quartermaster Genera). James Allen, State Printer. Wm. Bausman, Private Secretary to the Gover- .-tti " E ., ' I..N . PIONEEE Southeast Corner of Sanson: BTSpfi -TOW" ' eMSWu. :"J * -=3|""f™..aij-s_>fcWii__ ; -E'EEfffEfE ' i ■■■ ;:; WATER CTJEE INSTITUTE, \and Commercial Streets, opposite St. Nicholas Hotel, San Francisco >r. BOURNE, Water Cure Physician, dress by lettei ^SB* P A 1 TICULAE OTICE. -§_$ do Mountain View,,, .Santa Ctai Mr.l'artvsville Mayfield Milpitas Mission San Jose Mountain Springs,, "i-Mgaii Bluff ___rj_vil_B.... Yuba P W Keysei Fred Oenihton ,..._ JVaUejo .. J Barron - Washeiia Maxv.-idl's Creek.. Mariposa Mount Ophir ...ii \V Coulter J F McJSftmai-. J II Miller H Carroll ...HFogr. S Anhiser Menermott's Bi Mill Valley Moon's Ranch.. Monroe ville Colusa do d Saeramento A i' Stc :> Mii-slti- nott J H We: J \V Dennis ELWnyn* .Wm Curtis ....\V F Norton .Ira Thompson , 3 Bates .C M MeKimielly Moi* Miehi^an Bar Monterey Monterey... Montezuma Tuolumne. Monte Los Angeles.... Miners ville.. ..Trinity..,. Middletown,.,. Shasta Napa Napa E B Eat< Nevada.... Nevada W 1-1 Eudicatt Nicolaus....Sutter J C Dickey Navato.. ..Marin HP Jones North Branch Calaveras Edwin TL Now town.. ..ElDorado ...J W Smith N-al-trarg Placer ."..AC Heal Natimlad....Monterey James stokes Nels-j n' s Creek.... Sierra J C I., wis OnseUiy's Bar....Yuba ..FBridga Oregon Ho' Ophirville....Placer.. Ofo City do Oroville.... Butte..;,. Oakland.,, .Alameda., Ottitiewa Siskiyou.... Pleasant Valley.... Marip* " ' --* ..Butt* ., .Daniel B Curtis G White D C Downer ....T Gallagher ....GHCoo sa A Shearer D Whipple Park's Bar....Yuba Geo W Pilot Hill El Dorado AT Bailey Placerville do A M That.hw Petaluma Sonoma W R Swinfrrton Pleasant Springs.. ..Calaveras RH Hoorchner Pat era oat.. ..Nevada.. ..E PT'urney Plum Valley. .Sierra .F R Bocker Pi-inefitou Colusa ETArnet't Pine Grove Amador A Leonard QuartKburg Mariposa D M Pool Quincy Plumas Lewis Stork Rough and Ready Nevada '.. ..E B Winans Round Tent do E j Slate Reii POS (lo J C Green Red iilulTs.. ..Shasta S Bradway Rabbit Creek Sierra :. ..Mr. Lester Rattlesnake Bat Placer Thomas Wood Russian River.. ..Mendocino H G Heald Sebastopol Napa DM Johnston Sau Francisco San Francisco C L Weller Steinberg's do G Thatcher Sacramento.. ..Sacramento Ferris Foremar Sutter do D Hastings Scott's River Siskiyou James Cregeio Salinas.... Monterey J B Hill San Juan do P Breen San Diego.. ..San Diego George Lyon San l/uis Obispo San Lois Obispo .AMurr San Jose.. ..Sauta Clara C E Allen Santa Clara do H D McCohb Santa Oru_ Santa Cruz E Anthony _San Lorenzo Alameda J Wood SijiB Leandro do W Van Wagner San Pedro Los Angeles G Alexander San Gabriel do T Burdiek Sau Rafael Marin S J Skidmore Santa Rosa.. ..Sonoma F C Hahmann Sonoma do Mr Miller Smith's Ranch do _" It Hedges San Ramon., .. Contra Costa W Russell San Pablo do A B Bates a Falls El Dorado J Downer J. M. Strobridge & Oo.,' Los que Padesean! Lean!! Lean!! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CLOTHING EMPORIUM, CORNER OE COMMERCIAL /IND SANSOME STREETS. Under St. Sracholas lioi.l, SAN*- FRANCISCO, OFFER the larger and most oomph,,. j,s.,,r.u,,.ut ,',; nothing oi!(l Ck-iitiU'.^srs; I?r.v;>l.-i:ii.i: tory in New York, Tlie Iiatest i of all kinds ot ml most Faslii-tiaitl- Styles .mm^&fc ^-.^_**&^^, 'rock Coats: Spanish Flat Santa Barbara. San Bernardim: Shasta.... Shas Shaw's Flat... Staples Ranch. Stockton Sutter Creek... Sarah ville Snelling'sRanei J Glas.-* _.._ . ..Santa Barbara ft R Fishei .. ..San Bernardino D N Thoina: ta J Lemon Tuolumne J Roherts do GW Patrick Joaquin 1) J Staples do Amador PI ..D Crand-ll do R Robinson . Mariposa H Schroeder *_uisun....aouT*o W S Kyle San Audreas ..,Calaveras. CL Sweet S i, Louis.... Sierra W P Williams Secret Ravin"-. ..Placer I Hart split Rock.. Merced J A Bugg Strawherry V_.ley..,.Yuba J A Barnhart Tehama Colusa O Gervy Trinidad Klamath F CDarling Trinity.. ..Trinity C Lee Union town.... Humboldt A H Murdooh Volcano.... Amador ITT Barnum Vallejo....Solano J B Frisbie Vallpcito Calaveras G M Murray Visalia.... Tulare J P Majors Woodville Butte S Alvard Weaverville.. .. Trinity J Barrv -illo.... stint,. Fine, Black, Brown and Blue Dvest I'ine and Heavy Beaver Overcoats Talmas of every description ; Fine and Heavy French and American Cassknere Pants* Fine Black and Fancy Silk Velvet, Satio aud Cloth Vests' Heavy Ribbed ('assiincr- and CIoUj l'u-inoss Suits, etc. ' Also, a large assortment of Hats and Cjips eonstantlv on hand. J Fine White and Check Linen and Cotton Shirts- Fine Si]];, *_erii!oaiKi Cotton L'luliii-.^liins and Drawers* Scarfs, Cravats _\eck Ties. Susoenders* Collars, Ilandkcrchi.-tls. Gloves- English, Merino and Cotton Half Hose, etc., etc. Everything conuectod with Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods constantly on hand. A large and complete assort ment of ^xi--_a._o__.o__r> now opening and ready for sale Our itock consisting of over 3100,000, w pecially strangers visiting the city, to call fore making their purchases, as we ilatte can please iu price and quality. San Francisco, May lo, 18&6. G-oocis Traveller- ; Bcwavi Olivers ALL PERSONS AHRTV ofithe Imposition , Riinnei-s: *s_. EL GRAN REMBDIO ITALIANO DE DR. PAREIRA, Para la eierta y ejicaz cura de las in/ermedades de una -naturaleza privada, sin hacer cuso del tiempo que se ha durado y .sinmalos efectos al sistema o sinponerse en dicta. Wancaseha faltado—HI imed- falta a Curar. ESTE ESPECIFICO INVALUABLE FUE TNTEODUCIDO hace cinctti-itta a-tws en i'isa, y pronto despues fue bien conoc-ido para una cura eierta que en los pueblos y ciuda- des no solann.-iitu eo el Continenie, pero ta-mbien en Gran liretaila, la ili:ni;i.i-iiia por elln. y sus meritos t;»n recuiven- dos que en menus de iiuiiiio de su introduce!on. fuetoma- doenlugar.de todos otros remedies. Las faciiltades de medicina de.las ciudailes principales de Europa fueroo compelidos a reconocer su asombroy.i. poder sobre enfer- inedades. Proprietaries de otras medic.inas. celosos de su popularldad que vian en viuio detonerlo en su progreso. Como oltrigo delante el sej..ardor, sus esf'uerKOs caiyeron al suelo, y como el fue»o en los l.Tahos llovando todo por delauto, su niarcha fue un triunfo. Se euedo ensns meritos, y un publico decerniente viy pvobd y fue eonvincido de susmagicas virtudes. Fortuna adquerido por Dr. Pareira de la ven- i (jne la prepa.ro soloatestiquaasus FRANCISCO ANI ta do ello los si itos. ■oto del Doc r lo a*Is. I'3i iihu'la pp- "United States District Courts. For ihe Arorthern District of California.—-Og- tleii Ilofftnaii, Jr., judge ; John A. Monroe, clerk ;. Jas. Y. McDufBe, marshal. Regalar terBQs, first- Monrlay in June and December of each year. Special term*, at the option of the judge. For the Soutlicrn District of California',—^!- S.- K. Ogier, judge } C, Sims, clerk ; E. Hunter',rl&ar* shal. Regular terms, first Monday in June at: Monterey ; first Monday in December at Los An-* geles. Special terms at the option ofthe judge- United States Circuft Cowrt. For the District of California.—M. H. McAlis-** ter, judge ; Geo. Penu Johnson, clerk..- Regular' term, first Monday in July of each year. -Sgeeift-L terms at any time after thirty days notice. i Supreme Court. Solomon Heydeufeldt, Chief Justice ; David S. Terry, Hugh S. Murray, Justices. Regular terms* of the Supreme Court commences on the first Mon-- days of January, April, July, and October. DISTRICT JUDGES. 1st, Benjamin Hayes - 2d, Joaquin Carrillo ; 3d,. CrhvenP. Heet»r ; 4th, John S. Ilagar- 5th, Cha-r M. Oreanor ; fith, Alonzo S. Monn >n ; 7th, E. W_ McKinstry; 8th, J. M. Peters ; 9th, W. P. Dad- gerfield ; 10th, William T. Barbour; _lth, Jolm M. Howell; 12th, Edward Norton ; l_.h, E. Burke ? 14th. Hilea Searles ; 16th. J. S. Pitzer. TERMS OP COURT. The First District Court holds its terms in __o* Angeles on the third Mondays of March, July and?. November; in Sm Diego, the third Mondays iu April, August and December ; in San Bernardino the third Mondays of February, May and October United States Land Office for the Southern District of California: Andres Pico, Receiver ; H. P. Dorsey, Register. Customs Department— (San Pedro). Collector—C. E. Can- ■ Deputy—J. F. Stephens Postmasters : J. S. Waite, Los Angeles. G. C. Alexander. San Pedro. Thomas Burdock, San Gwbriel. Ira Thompson, Monte. First Judicial District, coinpr; r the countic* of' .rdiao and Son Lirgo. -Judge—Benj. HayeB. --T-lijab*. Los Angeles, San Be First District Oourt.- 0OUNTY OFFICERS. Couuty Court—Win. G. Dryden, Judge. Sherifl—J. 11. Bari.ou; Under Slierifl- Bettis. County Treasurer,—H. N. Alexander. Couuty Assessor—Antonio F. Corone! ; De*juty -J. H. Coleman. County Surveyor—II. Hancock. Public Administrator—__. __-*ller. Superintendent of Public Schools—James F Burns. District Attorney—C. E. Thorn. Coroner—J. B. Winston. County Clerk—John W. Shore ; _)»j|mly—J. A_ Hinehmau. Jailer—Francis Carpenter. Board of Sapervisbra—J. R.Scott. M. Dominguez, W. M. Stock tun, Tomas A. Sanelii-z, R. Fry- TOTiVNSini' OITICERS Los Angefes—Justices of the Pf?a.e—Rhkh-H Sackett, J. S. Mallaid. Coustahlt1.— ChaiKa E. Baker, Wm. H. Little. CITY Ol-TICERS. Mayor—John G. Nichols. City Marginal— .V. C. Get' Smith. City Treasurer— Sfumiel' Arbuckle. City Asse^-r— VV. }[. Pelemon. City Attorney—C. E. Thorn. City Council—M. Requen-i. N. PottiT. Igimcio :1 Yallo, E. Droiyn, J. g, Downey, _ra Gilchrisi, A. Uly^rd. SAN BEBNARDiro COUNTY Connty Jpdge—D. ty, Thomas. County Treasqier- Samuel Rolfe. County Assessor—JauiL'S Henry liotliiis. Counly Surveyor—Alvin'Stoddard. Public Administrator—Addison Piatt. Superintendent Public Schools—H. Skinner District Attorney—Ellis Eames. Coroner—Wm. Cox. Bejmty—E.M. Connty Clerk—R. R. Hopkins. Sheriff—Robert Clift. Supervisor'—L. Roubideaux, N. Coi:. Taylor, Wi Llgta*d_ Ae Wi-.^t Fo ..-iUa.- Whisky Cre ■\Vestci-n -.acramerito... Yankee Jim's .. ..Placer... YnbaCity.. ..Y"uba A Walblni ,....? Mix A H AVhite .. ..NH-uck LBa.--l.lt (d 121 Sacra nit eri to Street. /IRK CAUTION) Board perWccl Hoard per Day. Mcais,-acl- The I_iaw oi _V<*^vs|>:apers. 1. Subscribers who do not give express notice o the contrary, ure considered as wishing to continue their.suljscription. 2 .If subscribers order their papers discontinued 1 ubhshers may continue to send them until all charges are paid. 3. If subscribers neglect, or refuse to take their papers trom the oifice or place to which they are sent, they are held responsible until tbey settle* then- account, and give notice to discontinue them 4. H subscribers remove to other places without nformmg the Publishers, and the paper is sent to, the former direction, they are held responsible 5. The Courts have decided that refusing to take- a paper or periodical from the office, or removintr, and leaving ituncalledfor,is_pW/na/aaaevidenc3* of intentional fraud. Postmasters would oblige, hy a strict fnlfillmenfe of the regulations requiring them to notify Publishers once m three months, of papers not takem from their aflice by subscribers. instances. The following table of distances was measure* w*thaviameter,byCapt. Warner, ofthe IT of 1848^—PhiCalEllSineerS' iD the aummtT From San Francisco to Mission Dolores. .2i miles '' Sanchez RaBch _7 San Mateo 21 FREE BATHS "^ LOS AK GELES STAR Iflii f rotting (feteMisfprai. PLAIN AND PANOY _"<0_3 3P-_-._:i*<i.TI*__-__.. In t3i„ 3jtst atyle of (3ic Ait. Books. Circulars, T.a-ni..,t. Santa Clara £*an Jose '. Murphy's San Juan Salina.s river Monterey ] Mission SoWdadi.!.' Ojitos San Miguel Brakes* Ranch...!] Santa Margarita... .265 San Luis Obispo... .276 Capt. Dana's 299 Los Alamos.... Santa Inez GaviotaPass... Arroyo Hondo. Dos Pueblos... Santa Barbara. Carnenteria Rineon Buenaventura.. Santa Clara river.. Canega Los Angeles...... Los Coyotes. Santa Ana Juan Avila's Sau Joan Capistrano 542 Los Floras 562 San Luis Hey. 573 San Diego '.'.'.612* ..48 ..51 ..TO -.94 .113 .125 .166 .266 -237 .258 . . . 321 ..-340 ...352 ...359 .•..370 ...387 ...398 ...402 ...415 -.421 .-475 -.485 .-504 .515 .535 %nmli VOL. VI. LOS ANGELES, CAL., SATUEDAY, JANUAKY 24, 1857. NO. 37. Cos QVngclcs Star: PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY MORNING, At 5fo. 1, Pico Bi-n.m-,-05, Spring Street, adjoining the U. S. Land Office, Los Angeles, BY H. HAMILTON. TERMS: Subscription, por annum, in advance.. SS 00 Foe Six Months, 3 00 ' ■por Three Months 2 00 Single Number 0 25 Advertisements inserte at TwoDollars per square of ten lines, for the first insertion ; and One Dollar per square for each subsequent insertion. A liberal deduction made to Yearly Advertisers. *A»_BNTS.-~-The following gentlemen arc authorised Affents for the Star ^itshwss (fork i Jj. P. Fisiikh * BITBS9 tt BtiiimcK, Post Office... Wniat-BB ft, King. ., Col. Ik*. Thompson JR. N.Glb-in JI.D-t-n. A. Tiiou-s - San Francisco. .....San Gabriel. .. ..Monte. Monte. Santa Darha.ra ... ..San lierna-EHtin C. E. THOM. O. SIMS. THOM & SIMS, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. " OFFICE—ON MAIN STREET, (Opposite the Bella Union Hotel.) snl Jolin "W". &____<_>_*_•■©■, COUNTY CLERK. Fcca payable invariably lu advanr,-. > on tb.o Atlantic PACIFIC EXPRESS COMPANY. „-£T.,S$l__-_-_1 ___^» COMPANY " will dc.p-it-libjr cvury Steamer frMpMS B._preBfl, in cliarge of a Special Me-Senger, to MHTA BATtBA»__. SAN LUIS OBISPO, MONTEREY. SAN ERANCISCO. and All parts of Northern and Southern Mines. ALSO— Or-eon, Atlantic States ami Europe. COLLECTIONS made in all of the ahove namr-4 placoa. TBEA.SUEE, PARCELS, PACKAGES and LETTERS forwarded. DRAFTS parohaf •RUtes and Europe. Particular attention paid to the forwarding of Gold Dust to the Mint for coinage. __„/_". ♦ Treasure. Letters, etc., raceivedup to tlie latest moment »ni ensured to destination 1[Vrcn , „„*] H. It. illrlir.S, Agll Carriage and Blacksmith Shop. By JOHN GOLLER. 10S ANGELES STKEET, NEAR THE FOOT OF COMMERCIAL. THE -uhscriher respectfully in- fonus tlie publicgcne rally that he will keep constantly on ha:" and willraauufacture to order, Coaches,Buggies, Wagons, Carts &c, in a neat and workmanlike manner. He lias onhand and for sale a fine stock of Eastern "White Oak and Hickory Plank and__.ls. He keeps constantly on hand a large va- Jrietf of Cart and Buggy wheels, Spokes, Felloes, Shafts, N*ok Yokes, Doubl. and singlctrecK, Horse Shoeing and BlackSttiUhiiig; in all its various branches, executed with prom ntn-Hsaud p. hatch. Particular attention will be given to tlie nianu- f'a-tu-e and repair of PLOWS, HARROWS, and otherFarm- *-*g iJnten-iU. He hat* an extensive assortment of Iron ax- *'[*, Springs, Bolts, Plow and Spring steel, and other mate- rialpertaininfr to the business, too numerous to mention. ^Also, 20 Toils of Bl-wksmitlu' Coal. X>_t*_ 0_=t_trt;ox-, OFFICE AND DRUG STORE. __OS ANGELES STREET, Adjoining Keller's Store. DR. A. COOK, WOULD inform bis friends and the public,that he now occupies a room onlloquenastreet.il- tlie city of Lob Angeles, where he may be consulted at all hours, (except when abroad to visit the sick.) He will be happy to confer with all those who wish his council or medical aid. A full and unbroken confidence may be entrusted to him in any one or other case of disease to which the human system ie made heir. He will successfully treat all indolent ulcers, tumors, swellings, abscesses and scrofula; and will give particular attention 10 tbe treatment and cure ot diseases of the %_. __ <-<-t-18 Tames^olarxe. Attorney an* Counsellor !»t law, _E L MONT E.—, Ollice in Whistler's Block, on Main Street. ilcc20 SOLOMON LAZABD, IMPOKTBR, And Wholesale and Retail Dealer in French, English and American Dry Goods. Corner of Melius Row, Los Angeles. aug 9 The Child and the Sitnht-nm. I saw a youthful mother, Once on a summer's day, Set down her smiling infant, To watch its frolic play. It gamboled on the flowers That docked the carpet o'er, And seemed with childish wonder Each object to explore. A something on the instant Its glad cureer arrests ; And earnestly it gazes where A golden sunbeam rests ; While on the new found glory It fixed its wandering eyes, And trustfully reached forth its hands, To seize the glittering prize. And now its tiny fingers clasp The treasure rich and rare, Wliich in its baby innocence, It surely thought was there ; But ah ! that h.iii.d uncloses, And to its earnest gaze, Reveals no gem of beauty— Nor bright imprisoned rays. And then the first of many tears 1'V.ll on th;"*. chemb face-- Tlie first sad disappointment " In life's uncertain race! And thus it hath been with us all, Who its dark game have played— We've sought to grasp the sunshine, Aud only lound the shade'. The Me 51 OUT. ire moments in life which are never forgot, With ii r Uu-b.st -e_I*_eo_fi_-_.tt)_at he . en* to _r_ri _ntir' satisfaction JOHN GOLLER U_s AUG. W. TIMMS. Forwai-uiliS ftnd Commission Merchant, San Pboro and Los AngelK-,Ca_,., unf H. READ, Agent, L-os Angeles. BANNING & WILSON, Forwarding ana Commission Merchants, San Pedro- Puiheas BiSKrao. S. H. Witsbs. »ep27 M. J. tnjWMABK,Agent__ GAMBEINUS BREWERY. THE best ALE and BEER manufactured, and always on hand. Delivered to city custoriiers without extra charge. Coopcrlitg and llepniring of Barrels, &c. &e" Au assortment of Barrels always on hand. K. MESSBR, Proprietor. N^ _S.otioe. ALL persons are hereby caationed against buying or otherwise trading for -invented horses or cattle ef our brands ; cr they will be prosecu ted/to the extent of the law. ANDREAS DOMTNGUEK, sep-0— tf JBStJS Ma, COT i de DOMINGUEK. KTotice. _f»TICE IS HERERY GIVEN, that all persons putting . . Woo ii or otherwise truMpiiKKiiig upon my Rancho of $ont-_ Anita,, in tlie Township of Sun Gabriel, will be pro ■Ki-t*_t-<i to tl«« ex-fcut of the law. JOSEI'H A. KOWE kr'id A*ng--les, March 29.1S56 is tf Hotel International, J A CES OA" S TREE T, near Montgomery, SAN FRANCISCO. MTHIS magnificent Mansion has been leased for a term of years by MltS. X. S. HALBV, i. now undergoing a thorough repair, when it will be furnished entire witU new -Vrnibire and opened to the public on Christutas, the -25tU instant, with the best Table and mostcleanly House on the Pacific. (j-_j__f~J-Oard, with Lodging, from $'_ to $3 per day. . Our motto—WE stiuvk to plbask. janlO EMORY, HOUGHTON & CO'S PATENT consisting 01* A Family, Bag, A Shuttle Macliine. O hy HTf H* **) A* it C F N*C V WO. 26 Battery Street,' near Pine. FURNITURE, BEDDING, &C. &0. janlO 3m J. M. SREAVY, Agent. £2. C3r. IJH'OItTBR AND DKALER IN Blank. Books, Staple and fancy Stationery Writing Paper, &c. *Sic. Corner of Front and Commercial Streets, SAN FRANCISCO. August 0, 1856. Sm X*_£tX_E_>_--L ___-__-_a.orso>ix GIVES NOTICE TO THE RANCHEROS AND Butchers ot this vicinity that he will give the highest price for Hides, Calf, Sheep, and Goat Skins, and for Wool. ^__*J*- Liberal advances made on contracts for the coming clip of Wool. A general assortment of Red wood and Pine Lumber, for sale at the Lumber Yard ou Alameda street, near Aliso street. Office—-A lm«la Street, one door from tlie corner of AHso street. anl Which brighten and brighten, as time steals away, Tli-j give a fresh charm to the happiest lot, And they shine on tho gloom of the loveliest day. These moments are hallowed by smiles aud by tears, The fifst look of love and last parting given ; As the sun in the dawn of his gloi-y appears, And the cloud weeps and glows with the rainbow in heaven. There are hours, there are minutes, whieh memory brings, Like blossoms of Eden, to twine round the heart; And as time rushes by on the might of his wings, They nifty darken awhile, but they never depart. O, these hallowed rcinenibi*anccs cannot decay, But they come on the soul with a magical thrill, And the days that are darkest, they kindly will stay, And the lieart in its last throb will beat with them f-tiU- They come, like tite dawn in its loveliness hoW, The same look of beauty that went to my soul; The snows of the mountain are bleach'd on her brow And ber eyes in the blue of the firmament roll; The roses are dim by her cheek's living bloom, ^ And her coral lips part, like the opening of flow rs She moves through the air In a cloud of perfume, Like the winds from tho blossoms of jessamine bowers. From her cvos melting a/.ure, there sparkles a flame, That kindled my young hlood to ecstasy's glow; She speaks—and the tones of her voice are the same, As would once, like the wind harp, in melody flow. That touch, as her hand meets and mingles with mine, Shoots along to my heartwith magical thrill; 'TwaS a moment for earth too supremely divine, And while life lasts its sweetness shall cling to me still. We met—aud we drank from the crystaline well, That flows from the fountain of science above ; On the beauties of thought wo would silently dwell, Till we looked ;though we never were talking of love ; We purled—the tear glisten'd bright in her eye, And her trembling hand shook, as I dropped it- forever! 0, that moment will always be hovering by- Life may frown, but its lig.'t shall abandon me— never. A Graphic Picturk of Natoleon-.—The person. al appearance of Napoleon, in the last days or his power, is thus described by Lainartine, and will be interesting as coming Irom his pen, though we doubt very mnch its correctness : " The empire lias made him old before his time. Gratified ambition, satisfied pride, the delights of u palace, a luxurious table, a voluptuous couch, youthful wives, complaisant mistresses, long vigils, sleepless nights, divided between labor and festive pleasure, the habit of constant riding wliich made him corpulent,—all tended to deaden his limbs find enervate his faculties. An early obesity over- loadedhim with flesh. His cheeks, formerly streaked with muscle and hallowed by the working of genius, were broad, full, and overhanging, like thoBC of Otho in the Roman medals of the empire. An excess of bile mingling with the hlood, gave a yellow tint to the skin, which at a distance, looked like a Tarnish of pale gold on his countenance. His lips still preserved their Grecian outline and steady grace, passing easily from a smile to a 1 menace. His solid bony chin formed an appropriate base to his features. His nose was but a line, thin and transparent. The paleness of his cheeks added greater brilliancy to the blue of his eyes. His look was searching and as unsteady and wavering as a flame—au emblem of inquietude. His forehead seemed to have widened from the scantiness of his thin black hair, which was falling from the moisture of continued thought. It might be said that his head, naturally small, had increased in size to give ample -Cope between his temples for the machinery and combination of a mind, every thought of which was an empire. The man of the world seemed to be encrusted on the orb of that reflective head. But it was beginning to yield; and he inclined it often on his breast, while crossing his arms like Frederick the Great—an attitude aud gesture which he appeared to affect. Unable any longer to seduce his courtiers and his soldiers by the charm of youth, it was evident he wished to fascinate them by the rough, pensive and disdain ful character of himself —of his model iu his latter days. He moulded himself, as it were, into the statute of reflection, before his troops, who gave him the nickname of Father Thoughtful. He assumed the pose of destiny. Something rough, rude and savage in his movements, revealed his -..nth.1'.} and insular origin. The man of the Aleditcranean broke out through the Frenchman. Hie nature, too great and powerful for the part he had to play, overflowed, on all CC-asicus. He bore no resemblance to the men around him. Superior and altogether different, he was an offspring of the sun, ot the sea, and of the battle fieid— out of his element even in his own element, even iu his own palace, and a stranger even in Sis own empire. Such was at this period the profile, the bust, and thu external physiognomy of Napoleon.1' JONAS G. CLARK & CO. 1&8 WasMiii&tvui street, BAN rRANOTSCO, IMPORTERS, Wholesale and Retail Dealers, In every description of J. C. EDDY & CO.S IS TUB PLACE TO BOY YOOll CLOTHING, HATS, GAPS, —AND— FURNISHING GOODS. J?OR THEY HAVE UNEQUALLED FACILITIES FOB SUPPLYING EVERY ARTICLE OE GENTLEMENS' -<V^©ax-±__xs Apparel —AT— LOWER PRICES ^Than any other Establishment in the State. CAIX AND SEE-TOE YOTTRSELVES, At their Establishment on the Worth west Corner of Saiiaome and Commercial Sts., tDirectly opposite the St. Nicholas Hotel San Francisco". The place may be known by the stained .glass windows. dec6 lm •JU the Di-trict Court of the 1st .Tiuliulal Dls- ■trlct. State of California County of I_OS An. geles* Jn the matter of the Petition of Philip C. Wil' Hams, an Insolvent Debtor. PURSUANT to an Order ofthe lion. Benjamin Hayes, Judge of the District Court of the 1st Judicial District aforesaid, made the 7th day of January A. D. 1857, notice is hereby given to all of ithe.creditors ol the said insolvent, Philip C. "Williams, to be aud appear on Thursday, the 12th day of February A. D. 1857, in the Court House of said couuty, before the Hon. Benj, Hayes aforesaid, theil and there to show cause if any they can •why the prayer ot the said Insolvent should not be granted, an assignment of his estate be made, and he discharged irom his debts as au lusolvent Debtor. . , [l. s.] Witness my hand and seal of said Court, this 9th day of January A. B. -857, JOHN W. SHORE, Dist, Clerk. K. H. DiMMtCK, Attorney for plaintiff, 'Xo_ Augeles, Jan. 10,1857. FrTRKTITURE WAREROOMS, In the Building opposite Washington Market, (Formerly known as the Clipper Warehouse,) And -19 and 51 Fourth street, between J and _*_ streets, Sacramento. We have on exhibition and in great variety, ROSEWOOD, MAHOGANY, WALNUT, OAK AND PAINTED PARLOR AND CHAMBER SETS, SOFAS, OTTOMANS, LOUNGES, AITO EASY CHAIRS, Work, Centre, Dining, Extension and Faney T -A. __3 Xj e: S - Merchants' and Lawyers' Deslts, BOOICCASES, SECI-ETAr-IES, BUREAUS, SIDEBOARDS nnd AVHAT-NOTS, Office and Kitchen Furniture, o xi-A. x rra-.3 , Of all qualities, newest style and most approved make. Large and small French Plate Mantel and Pier nv__ra.__R.o_o.s.- %_r* For the TRADE, we have a large stock, on clippers to arrive heavy shipments, and will receive regular and complete INVOICES of goods adapted to the wants of the interior aud coast. fflS- Particular attention and care given to TRADE, ORDERS and the FURNISHING of Hotels and Public Buildings, ->_-__■*• Goods purchased will be sent to Steamers, ¥,es_.'K*n4.allfarts,of the city without .charge. iO-S AS -G. CI, ARK ,& GO,, ■ No. 128 Washington, street, au„ 30 gjjp F.auclBCO By bos .—Byron is in all respects 'the very op posite of Scat.. He never dreams of wholly giv ing up his mind to the influence of the actions of men, or the events of history. He lets the world roll on. and eyes its wide-weltering and tumultuous waves—even the calamitous shipwrecks that strew its darkness—with a stern, and sometimes even with a pitiless misanthrcphy. He cannot sympathize wilh the ordinary joys and sorrows of humanity, even though intense and overpowering- They must live and work in intellect and by intellect, before they seem worthy of the sympathy of his impenetrable soul. His idea of man, in the abstract, is boundless and maguificent, but ofmen- as individuals, he thinks with derision and contempt. Hence be is in one stanza a sublime moralist, elevated and transported by the dignity of human nature ; in the next a paltry satirist, sneering Bt its meanness. Hence he is, unwilling to yield love or reverence to anything that has yet lire; for life seems to sink the very little that is noble into the degradation of the much that is vili The dead, and the dead only, are the objects of his love; for death separates the dead from all connection, all intimacy with the living; and the memories ofthe great or good ,alone. live iu the past, which is a world of ashes. Byron looks back to tbe tombs of great men " that stand in assured rest," and gazing, as it were, on the bones of a more gigantic race, his imagination then teems with corresponding births, and ho holds converse with the mighty in language worthy to be heard by the spirits of the mighty, It is in this contrast between his august conceptions of man, and bis contemptuous opinion of men, that much of the almost incomprehensible charm, and power, and enchantment of his poetry exists. We feel ourselves alternately sunk and elevated, as if the hand of an invisible being had command over us. At one time we are a little lower than the angels ; in another but little higher than the worms. We feel that our elevation and disgrace are alike the lot of our nature ; and hence the poetry of Byron, as we before remarked, is read as a dark, but still a, divine revelation.—Professor Wilsoa's Essays, Joun Buntan's Flutb,—The flute with wliich John Buuyan beguiled the tediousness of his cap. tivehours, is now iu the possession of Mr. Howells, tailor, Gainsborough. In appearance it does not look unlike the leg of a stool—out of which it is said that Bunyan, while iu prison, manufactured it. When the turnkey, attracted by the sound of music, entered his cell to ascertain, if possible the cause of the harmony, the flute was replaced in the stool, and by this means detection was avoided. Hapniuess is not promised to the learned, bu,t jto t.hego.od. The great truths are the simplest, &nd so .are the greatest incji. SriiYCiixisn Anat,y/.f.d.—The drug which has lately become so notorious Ibr destroying the lives of human beings—as iu the case of the infamous Dr. Palmer, recently executed iu England—is a most deadly organic poison. A dog has been killed wilh the sixth part of a grain of it, and a human being with less. When introduced into the stomach it acts with fearful energy, causing lockjaw immediately, violent spasms, and death iu a few minutes. It is oderless, but so intensely bitter as to be perceptible to taste eyen when one part is diluted in a million parts of water. The composition strychnia is carbon forty-four, hydrogen twenty-four, oxygen four, nitrogen two equivalents. It is colorless, and forms crystalizabl'e salts. It is an alkaline base, and extracted principally from the strychnox nux vomica. The tree from which it is obtained is of moderate size, and grows in several parts of the East Indies and the Island of Ceylon. Its fruits are large orange- colored berries, the pulp of which is the favorite of many birds. The seed coutains the deadly poison. They are flat and round, about an inch in diameter, and grey in color. These seeds were used as medicine and as a poison by the Hindoo-, long before they were known in Europe. Many of the natives of Hindostan often uBe it as people use opium. They commence with taking the eighth of a nut every day, and gradually increase their allowance.to an entire nut, which would be about twenty grains. If they eat it directly before or after food, no unpleasant effects are produced ; but if they neglect this precaution, spasms are the result. The bark of the tree is also poisonous. and from its resemblance to Augustura or Cuspa- ria bark, a tonic medicine imported from South America, caused a deal of alarm and excitement iu Germany, in the early part ot this century, by being mixed with that bark. No sure antidote has yet been discovered lor this poison, but some chemists have attained to great skill in detecting it when administered as a poison. WisH-NGTON'S Faiiewell Address.—Will*, respect to his (Washington's) Farewell Address, to the authorship of which, it seems, there are conflicting claims, writes Mr. Jefferson to Judge Johnson, lean state to you some facts. He had determined to decline a re-election at the eud of his first term, aud so far determined that he had re- qu.sted Mr. Madison to prepare for him something valedictory, to be addressed to his constituents ou his retirement. This was done ; but he was finally persuaded to acquiesce in a second election, to which no oue more strenuously pressed him thau myself, from a conviction of the importance of strengthening, by longer habit, the great respect for that office, which the weight of his character alone could effect. When, at the end of his second term, his valedictory came out, Mr. Madison recognized in it several passages of his draught. Several others, we were both satisfied, were from tha peu of Hamilton, and others from that of the President himself. These he probably put into the hands of Hainilton to form iuto a whole, hence it may all appear .# Ifamilton's handwriting, as if it were .^11 of his composition. Curious Dying Suknks.—Accurdiii_ to Fielding, Jonathan Walk picked t';e pocket of the ordinary while he was exhorting him in the cart, and went out of the world with the par_oa'_ cork screw and thumb bottle in his hand. Petrontus, who was master of ceremonies and inventor of plr.amires at the Court of Nero, when he saw that elegant indulgence was giving placo to coarse debauchery, perceived at once that his turn of favor had arrived, and it wan lime to die. He resolved, therefore, to anticipate the tyrant, and to disrobe death of his paraphernalia of terror. Accordingly, he entered a warm bath, and opened hia veins, composed verses, jested with his familiar associates, and died oil'by insensible d.greea. Democritus, the laughing philosopher, disliking the inconveniences and iutii milieu ot a protracted old age, made up his mind to die on a certain dity ; but to oblige his sister, he postponed Inn departure until three feats of Ceres were over. He supported nature on a pot of honey to the appointed hour, and theu expired by arrangement. James Garden, a celebrated Italian phynicinn, starved himself gradually, and calculated with such mathamatical nicety, as to hit the very day and hour foretold. When Rabelais was dying, the Cardinal nent a page to inquire how he was. Rabelais joked with the envoy until he found his strength declining, and hi. last moments approaching. He then nail], " Tell his eminence the state in which you left mo. I am going to inquire into a great possibility. He iti iii a finug nest; let, him stay there an long as ho can. Draw the curtain ; the farce is over." When the famous Count de Grammont wan reported to he in extremity, the King, Louis XIV., being told of his total want of religious feeling. which shocked him not a little, sent the Marqui* de Dangeau to beg of him. for the credit of the court, to die like a good Christian. He was scarcely able to speak, but turning round to Iilh countess, who had always been remarkahle for her piety, he said, with a smile. "Countess, take care, or Dangeau will filch frem you the credit of my conversion." PitESriifiXTiAi,— In 1825. when Andrew Jackson, Jolm Quincy Adams, William II. Crawford and Henry Clay were candidates for the Presidency, neither received at the hands of the electors a majority ofthe Vot-M cast. I» consequence ofthe failure of the electors to designate a .'resident, the first three named candidates were thrown into th. House of Represematives, and the votes of IS States were given for John Quiucy Adams, tlie votes of 7 States for Andrew Jackson, and the votes of 4 States for Wm. H. Crawford. John 4 Quincy Adam.*-*, thus elected President, took the oath ot office and entered upon its duties ou tha| 4th of March, 1S25. This is uot the only instance1, on record of a Presidential election being thrown, into the House of Representatives. The electoral vote for Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr being equal (73 votes each) no choice was made by the people, and the HouBe of Representatives pio- ceeded ou February 11, 1801, in the manner prescribed by the Constitution, to the choice of a President ofthe United States. On-the first 1ml-1 lot 8 States voted for Thomas Jefferson, oi Virginia, 6 States voted for Aaron Burr, of New York, and the votes of 2 States were divided. The balloting continued until Februaiy 17, when on the 3Gth ballot the votes of 10 States were given Tor Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia, the votes ofi States for Aaron Burr, of New York, and the votes of 2 States iu blank. Artistical Humruggery.—Speak tlie truth anil. somebody is sure to be indignant Praise auy thing and everybody, and yon will be sure to pass for an amiable character. Sugar aud soap are the only kind of mental groceries that seem to be popular with all classes. Tombstone criticism is the only kind of commentary on men's actions aud example that wins the universal approbation. Now it happens that while we esteem both soap and sugar in their way, and conceive them to be excellent things at need, we are unable to persuade ourselves that nothing else is necessary in thi9 world to ensure success. Actors aud aclres-CB, opera-singers and Ethiopean minstrels, .daiieem^ posturers, clowns in the ring aud clowns out of it, are among those who will never agree with us in this particular, and we never expect it. You must not allude to them except in terms of eulogy, unless you wish to earn their immortal dislike ; and however indifferent each may be to au artist, each must be spoken of, generally, as surpassing all tho world besides, if you would escape thu faiiUle.s one's anathema. A Solemn Thought.—It has been observed with much significance, that every morning we enter on a new day, carrying still an unknown futur. in its- bosom. How pregnant and stirring the reflection I Thoughts may be born to-day which may never be extinguished. Hopes may be excited to day, which maynever expire. Acts may be performed, the consequence of which may not be realized till eternity. Simple Truths.—It is not what people eat, but what they digest, that makes them strong. It is not what they gain, but what they save that makes them rich. It is not what they profess, but what they practise that makes them righteous. These are very plain and important truths, too little heeded by gluttons, spendthrifts, bookworms and hypocrites. _____^ Ignorance.—'• Nothing (says Montaigne) is go- firmly believed as that whieh we least know."" Plato said, " It was more easy to satissty his hearers with discourses about the nature ofthe gods: than of men ;" and the ever-euduring Shakspeare describes the empty man in one line : " Most ignorant of what he's most assured. Watch for little opportunities of pleasing, and J«p«£ ^ J -. put little auuoyau.e*-*-put Qt the way. |VUV1/ ' *- True.—People who suppose tbat a good prayer is preferred to a good act, doubtless imagine that God has more hearing that eye sight. The end, we fear, will show that they reasoned from false premises. The poor are ofteuer prayed f.r thaa helped. The reason is, we believe, that breath is ___ -»*'.
|Title||Los Angeles Star, vol. 6, no. 37, January 24, 1857|
|Type of Title||newspaper|
|Description||The English weekly newspaper, Los Angeles Star includes headings: [p.1]: [col.3] "The child tne sunbeam", "Memory", "Byron", "John Bunyan's flute"; [p.2]: [col.1] "The steamer", "From Sonora", [col.2] "Lieut. Col. B.L. Beall", "Cavalry Company", "Horse thieves -- spirited chase", [col.3] "Murder of the Sheriff and three of his party", "U.S. District Court", "Major Fitzgerald", [col. 4] "State horticultural society", [col.5] "Exposure of the Limantour fraud -- confession of Emilie Letanneur", "Resignation of Judge Heydenfeldt"; [p.4] "Beauty, wit and gold", "Digging for money", "Post offices and Post Masters in California", [col.5] Official Directory", "The law of newspapers", "Distances".|
|Subject (lcsh)||Los Angeles(Calif.) -- Newspapers|
|Geographic Subject (City or Populated Place)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic Subject (County)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic Subject (State)||California|
|Geographic Subject (Country)||USA|
|Coverage date||circa 1857-01-18/1857-01-30|
|Publisher (of the Original Version)||Hamilton, H.|
|Publisher (of the Digital Version)||University of Southern California. Libraries|
|Format (Extent)|| p.|
|Contributing entity||The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
|Identifying Number||Los Angeles Star, vol. 6, no. 37, January 24, 1857|
|Legacy Record ID||lastar-m194|
|Part of Collection||Los Angeles Star Collection, 1851-1864|
|Rights||Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
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|Filename||STAR_329; STAR_330; STAR_331|
|Contributing entity||The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
Hours of loneliness un numbered,
Mine decreed, the Fates have sealed,
While to eyes that never slumbered,
Stand;* tiie naked soul revealed.
Here are none to sooth my anguish,
None to count the sighs I heave ;
Thus on Time's gray shores I languish,
And o'er sad memorials grieve.
Through the silent dusky doorway,
Creeping phantoms, one by one,
Stealing in, in ghostly array.
Flit around nw chill hearthstone.
Mingling their sepulchral whispers
Taunt me with tbe wasted hours,
With tbem come two tiny lispers
In iheir pale hands clasping flowera.
Tti*ese thev strive to weave in garlands,
For the mourner's throbbing brow ;
Hut tbe blo-ssoms plucked iu far land3,.-
Earth airs quickly wither now—
And tbey fall as dead as ashes
On the stone my tears have worn ;
So, the wretched human dashes
Hopes that e'en of heaven are born.
Hopes with gleams of consolation
Flickering through the sombre gloom,
Through the brooding desolation
Show the dwellers of tho tomb.
Haunting faee.-i dimly shaded,
With long tresses, gulden hued,
Earnest cye.J that early faded
Quenched in death, with tears bedewed :
Glancing fond with tenderest meaning,
Beckon me with them to go ;
And, on spirit-bO-onis leaning,
Sleep from every sense of woo.
In tbe cold realms of obstruction,
Fold the careless hands from toil;
Let tho spheres reel to destruction,
Quit the warfare, spurn the toil.
Lift the veil that shrouds the Isis,
Grasp tbe mystery, 'tis thine ;
All that is. must bo, and right is,
Snatch the cup and drain the wine.
In that deep oblivion's quiet
Dreamless' years shall onward roll,
Cycling ages vainly riot,
O'er thy still unconscious soul.
« Sleep—forget—thy cares arc banished
With the close of life's dull lore."
Slowlv, then, the phantoms vanishe <_
Vanished tlu-oueh the dusky door.
Tes, they have the truth outspoken !
Time is palsy-struck with age ;
My life's golden bowl is broken,
Blot my name from off the page.
But the little angel lispers
With soft wings, as white as snow,
Folded me,.with tearful whispers,
Murmur ring, " Mother do not go."
Like in tub West.—A Yankee traveler who,
■aw the live hoosicr, has again written to his mother.
"Western people (says he) go tbeir death on etiquette. You can't tell a man here that ho lies, as
you can down East, without fighting. A few days
ago, a man was telling two of his neighbors in my
-tearing a pretty large story.
Says I. *' stranger that's a whappcr!"
Says be, " lay there, stranger."
And in the twinkling of an eye I found myself in
the ditch, the worse for wear and tear.
Upon another occasion, says I jto a man I never
saw before, as a woman passed:
"That isn't a specimen of your western women I
should think ?
Says be, " You are afraid of fever and ague, ain't
"Very much," says I.
"Well," replied he, "that lady is my wife, and
if you dout apologize in two minutes, by tbe honor
of a gentleman, I swear that these two pistols (wbich
he held cocked in his hand) shall cure you of that
disorder entirely—so don't fear stranger!
So I knelt down and politely apologized.
I admire this western country much; but curse
rae if I can stand so much etiquette ; it always takes
me so unawares."
Anecdote of Franklin.—It is stated of Dr,
Franklin, that when bo was last in London, he was
walking oue day with a pair of spectacles on, belonging to a friend. He kept them on, pretending
they would help his eyes. Passing along, a porter
ran against him. " D—n your spectacles," said the
fellow; whereupon, the Doctor, laughing heartily,
said: "TJicre, my friend, you see what I said was
true—for if I had not had the spectacles on, he
would have d—d my eyes I"
To win the maid the poet tries,
And sometimes writes to Julia'3 eyes;
She likes a verse—but, cruel whim,
She still appears a-vers. to him.—[Punch.
Johnny, my son, do you know that you have broken tbe Sabbath ?
"Yes, daddy, said his little sister, and mammy's
big iron pot, in five or six pieces."
The following answer was made to a young lady
who bad sent her lover a kiss—in a letter :
Thanks to my little absent friend—•
A kiss you in my letter send,
But, ah ! the thrilling charm is lost
Iu kisses that arrive by post;
Such fruit can only tasteful be,
When gathered, melting, from the tree !
Thi Great Eastern Steamship.—The largest
v.isel ever built since Noah's time is to be launched in England about the middle or next April.
Her first trip will b*. to Portland, Me., "where
wharfs for her accommodation arc now being
Significant.—Fremont received but 18,000 votes
in New York city out of 80,001) cast, notwithstanding the Herald, Tribune, Times, Courier and
Evening Post sustained his election.
Newspaper Manta.—There are published in San
Francisco twenty •nine newspapers—fourteen dailies and lifteen weeklies, and one monthly magazine ; and the number increases weekly.
Gov. BifiLRtt.—Ex Gov. John Bigler returned to
California ou tiie steamer Orizaba.
Hon. S. A. Douglass, of Illinois, was married at
Washington city, Nov. 20, to Miss Ada Cutts, of
Three American steamboats are now navigating
the rivers La Plftia and.Paru-ia, in South America.
Mrs. Thorn, of _-ah._J.i-0, Michigan, hung herself and ohild'j-e.ause her husband refused to take
ber to a ball.
C ran berries are offered in abundance at Wheeling at lifteen cents per quart.
We havo intelligence from Kausas to the effect
that thirty-nine of the Free State prisoners at Le-
■comptou effected their escape, without committm-
any vi. leuce, on the night of the 22d ult
Post Offices and Post Masters in California.
Agua Frio.... Mariposa county B P Whitney
Alamo Contra Costa J M Jones