VOL. 1. ALBANY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1869. She Itnuii rgjtrv. SATUKDAY, FKilltll AltV -'7 For the Ueister. LIGHT AM) SIlADli Br MIXIS MAY. Cloa !s oV-r.-j roat) the sky t 2ay, Sunshine so 'n thj gloom Uii--1. X)roui:.i the fljwrets bloom --!j.v5, isuowcrs their budding forth lor.tt'ls. Such is life : thus sorrows vanish, Alternate thus ccaes wt-ai .ml woe. Tn-iiay bright lle afiiirtious b.-mi.h, Tbus jos aud sorrows couio ud eo. The d.uke-t hour Fata orlain us- Witt1 sown Riv plaoe to brighter rays ; Despair not ih -n, th. re sail reiuaiim us Sweet uicaioiivs past anil better days. Look up, tin ngh dark th tempest towers, Sh:';e o.T taj fars thut l.iih joy ; Have faith, brij.ht sunshine tMHuws showers; L t hope affliction's dross alloy. Albany, Feb. 17, '69. Marrying l-'artuuc. " Y, Til do it, Ralph, even if he i a sewggy, worthless, liirless, dried up, yellow, vinegar tweed old HiaiJ. I'll mar ry her; orrlber, her fortune !" aud o saying lie leaned himself back iu his chair, and commenced puSSing ay s coolly at his cigar as though Harrying was the most eoiumortpl-ice, uninterest ing affair ever dremed of. " You speak quite confidently, young man," returned his cMjn!iio ;," pr hapg the body in question won't It-ve you. Don't he too conceited, it you Lave been called irresistible. " Fiddlestick ! I cue? my uncle' fortune wtj the most irreitble part to the New York belles; aud I am cerf.in, now that my grot expectations hve passed away, there i-n't tvo of them evor remember asoc-Vfintr with vie. I tel! you, Ralph, love is I1 mooihiue ! mere creature of the tucy fr I have never seen a pretty girl yet that could et my, huort a palpitating. ?4iiey is what a poor briefless lawyer like u.ylf want, not love ; it's a great deal more fcubtan tiel, too." Don't ditmbt it ; bt I wouldn't be tied to an old v:-en lor a consideration, responded R!ph, "nd in uy opinion, lie, you are foul if you hiwve your self away. There, no, tljt advice i free grwtis no fee akl only do tell iu tr whole story." " I can do tht in a lew words. About a week ago I saved a Sue looking but gouty old gentleman from being upset out of his carriage on Broadway, lie was profuse in his thanks, learned my name, said he knew nie by reptitatit), told me he was wealthy-, with but one child, a daughter, and if I -would go down to Sea View, where he intended to pa-s a few weeks, he would make a match betaken me and her. I modestly sugiie-ted that the lady ia question might object, hut he insisted that he could not ; Kite "was de voted to him and heart-whole. There it i verhatim. I then made inquiries of a friend what kind of a girl Mr. Lfuurt's daughter was, and they told me she' a scraggy old maid. I have her in my mind's eye, but it's no drawback. I'll marry for money,- and let her afterward take to her cats, just the same as she does now. That's ail. I am too lazy to work." And he relapsed into a profound silence, wondering eecretly what time on the morrow Mr. Lafourn and Lis da-a-ht-cr would arrive. " There, pa, you dear old goose, listen .to ine ue.-cripnon . or pur i.neii ; ex claimed pretty little Nellie Lafourn, ar- - u . : . l, . . t. i i rangiug me euiiaius bo uiai iiic ui'j cu tlemari could overhear the conversation on the piazza between the two young gentleman just mentioned. Confound his impudence," growled the old man, in a rage, bringing his cane down lustily ; I'd like to seehiiu get my darling, the heartless wretch, and my money, even if he has got you mixed up with vour aunt. " Slightly mixed np, isn't it, pa ? But berj" and eha burst inu a merry light laugh, that caused a dozen dimples to play hide and seek around her cheeks And lips. 44 He may be blessed ! I'll send for him this moment, and I'll I'll I'll cane him !" almost shouted the irate old gentleman. r No, indeed, yon won't pa ! -You let u: ? T .of pie manage miu, wuu j u, bim come let him imagine Lucille is your daughter and heiress, and I your piece, with no expectations. We'll see how Jbe will carry himself." On the next day Mr. Albertine Gower waited upon Mr. Lafourn, and was form ally introduced' to Miss Lucille Lafourn. Be enquired after the old gent's health very affectionately, and soon became quite engrossed, apparently, in the con versation that was started, but secretly he was eyeing his intendeud bride, and he confessed to himself that tha enthu aiastie descriptions be had given his friend Balph did, not belie her, or scarce ly do her justice: But just then the door opened, and a graceful young lady, with a great abundance of g.jl.len curls audj very large brown eyes, walked in. "My my niece, .Mr. fjowcr . Mr. (Jower, Mi.-iS Lot," observed Mr. La foum, and Miss L.v t.ckowlcdgcd it with a slight but nevertheless graceful bow. ! Mr. (Jower was enraptured, and the conti-at only" made his bride expectant more ridiculous ; however, ho determined to act his prt, aud, as a chance presented itself, be whispered in modulated tunes to Mirs Lucille that " he hoped to be come better acquainted iih her," though be hiitod himelf for it iu three winutes afur, i;eu be saw Miss Lee's uii-chief-loving eyvs resting upon him, and real ized tltt she had heard him, too. Day after dy he called, and propor tionally be fell in love with laughing Nell, aual fell out with Miss Lucille, while she became iu appearance, desper ately euuiuorcd of him, nnd wrote hiiu poetry by the sheet, expressing her ever Usliiu; affectiuu. which he assured his friend Klpli she meant to mean the old nos of her love, for he was sure she was invented in Noah's ark. In vaiu he tried to make love to N.-H. She accepted no attentions from her cous in lover,, fi) she moekin-iy assured him, and left him more dear-airing than be fore. At !t$t he could not et.tiure it any lonwer, nd accordiryly -sought an inter view with r Lafourn. " So you eotne to propose for my daughter, Mr. (lower ?" queried the gn tlemau, wliou he Was ur-hered in. " No, 1 have not," he emphatically re turned. ', " I lra.ve come to ni.Ae a eon ijion. to aek your for4rieness, and ciave boon. You know how you cause to 'make Wiethe offer -which you' did? W!l, having been brought up to bc-lieve myvelf indepeiideut of the aorld, aud to only study a profeioo, uore for pleasure thn aht el?e, after finding mylf Le-r-ft i'f hupos. aad poor, glaJIy accept ed f v proposal. T scorned the idea of love ; I vt a. ed I loved my ese better tl tia3 wiiuian on earth, and though I was informed your (l'ighter was -" 11 A scraiu.-y old mii," slyly i?er P'cd Mr. 11'ouru, and liurt blushed at hi on rcuiaik, but proceeded ' I determiied, provided siie would accept me, to marry her for your money. There, sir, U the trull), and I know I (nuot but be lowered in your estima tion, fciuee then I have met your neice, and I've I've " " Flleu iu love with her," observed the father, aidiug him aloug. "Ye, sir. exactly so; and I am wil ling, if she UI have me, to give up all ideas of wealth obtained by such a mean practice, and go away and work bravely for her. lo you think tiwire is any hof ? Will mi) for-ive me '" Certainly," he responded promptly. "I rsliouli not want my daughter wed ded to any man for such mercenary motives. I'll call Nell and see what she says." Aud suiting the action to the wrd, he summoned Nellie. " This gentleman has withdrawn his claims to your cousin's hand," he ob served, taking Nellie by the hand, " and actually his the audacity to ask for yours. Shall 1 tell him?" " And I am. poor, Nellie," ejaculated Hart, " but you shall see 1 am ho con ceited jackaoape. T will go aw:iy and commence to practice my profession if you will only give me dope. Nellie looked at her father i v tier iiuhes. "But I aould be a penniless bride." "And all the dearer ! if you are not worth working for, you are not worth having." "If, then," she returned slyly, "you wait a year and do not change your mind, if uncle's willing " " Which he will be," interrupted, the gentleman, and so it was settled. The ruse was still kept up. Mr. La fourn gave him letters of introduction to several influential friends, and he went away and set up work in earnest. For a while he was unsuccessful; at last his talents began to be appreciated, and he was in a fair way to prosperity. At the end of the year ho wrote and told Mr. Lafourn how I c had succeeded, and ask ed if he would have any objections to his wedding taking place then. The requir ed answer was returned, and, when he ariivedj he found his Nellie prettier than ever. Mr. Lafourn said nothing, aud Bart wondered at him giving such a cost ly wedding to his neice ; but when he, as the bride's father, gave her away, he was dumb founded. As soon as the cere mony was over, he rushed to his father-iu-law : ." What does it mean ?" . "It means you have married my daughter, sir," responded the happy par ent, " and we h tve been deceiving you all the while. Lucille is my maiden sis ter." . i .. . Bart was paralyzed. " Your daughter V " And my money, as I promised ! Nel lie and I overheard, your conversation and determined to test you. We did so, and Nellie still insisted on your v being tried, and " - -v":-1.,' i t.- " You have made a man of mo," he ex- through " You have taken the leave his enter mto Ins careless, claimed abruptly. co free it out of me." 'But though iioh, ha did not profession and id'e life aaui; he stea jny pusneu Ins way np, and now is one of the most influ ential men of the times, which be always avers is more due. to Nellie's stratagem tbaa " Marrying a Fortune." : Wasn't ok the Maury. The Shas ta Courier of January '23d is responsible for the following : " We had a good joke on1 a resident ot Dog Creek the other day. Tlie party referred to is a bachelor and lives on the wagon-road. A few days aio an emigrant wagon from Oregon ciue along audcahiped near our friend's pl-ce. The head of the family soon made himself acquaiutcd with the pro prietor of the premises, aud he asked him why he didn't get a woman to keep house tor him. The answer was that he intended to marry jusfus soon as a woman willing to enter into the bonds of matri mony couM be found. The Oregouian remarked that he coulJ find him a part ner if he would take licr. The bachelor s. id that was right into his hand, and the emigrant invited him to his camp. The Oregouian called up a bouuciiig damsel of about twenty years,, and in formed her that the geutieman accom panying him was 'uu the marry,' and wilting to take her for let:er or for worse. The damsel, delighted with the project, advanced, and seialng our mend by the hand, assured bim that she was ghrd to meet him, and was ready to matry bim at the drop of the hat, while tUe old l y hastened up and congratula ted her dr:r' on her good luck. Sur prised nd alarmed wt the serious turn mutters had taken, our irieod, who was const iiutioually opposed to the iiistitu tiou ol uiatriviony, cud-avored toesplaiu, by saying that he was only joaiug aud did uot want to marry. At this the Oregoniati become very inaiignun?, aud the would-be bride requ-.-sled her lather to take hi rifie and 'diap the vanniiit in hi tracks.' At this affectionate sugges tion thtf bachelor left for his fortifications the last thing he heard being the voice of the old lady consoling her disappointed 'darter' with the remark that it was best to 'let the bilk go, as he weren't man enough to do her anyhow, " A A Small Bov's Composition'. Corn are ot all kinds. Vegetable and auiuial. Vegetable corn grows in rows, and animal corn grows ou toes. There are several kinds of corn. There is uui eorn, Capricorn, cor:i-dodgcr, field corn, aud toe corn, which is the corn you feel the most. It is said, I beiieve, that gOphers like coru ; but persons having corns do not like to 4go far" it they can help it. Corn hive kernels, and some colonels have corns. Vegetable coru grows on ears, but animal corn grows oa feet at the otaer end of the body. Another kind of corn is acorn. These grow on oaksj but there is a hoax about the corn. The acorn is a corn with au indefinite article, but tiucon is very in definite iudeed. Try it and see. Many a nun, when he has a corn, wishes it were an acorn. Folks that have corns some times send for a doctor, and if the doctor himself is corned, he would do probably as well as if he isn't. The doctors say corus are produced by tight boots or shoes, which is probably the reason why. when a corned. man is tight, they say he is It a farmer mauaircs well, he can get a good deal of corn on one acre, but I know a farmer that has corn that makes the biggest acre ou his farm. The bigger the crop of vegetable corn a man raises, the better he likes it, but the bigger crop of animal corn he raises the better he does not like it. Another kind of corn is corn dodger. The way it is made is very simple, and is as tollows (fhat is if you want to know); You go along a street and" meet a man you know has a corn, and is a rough character; then you step on the toe that you know has a corn on it, and see ityou don't have occasion to dodge. In that way you will and out what a ct rn loiuiiig the ftlasous. dodger is. Pretty Good. The following "item," together with neveral others of the same character, is published in the Figaro un der the head of " Interior Items ; from our exchanges." In the matter of de tail, it is quite as satisfactory, and no doubt contains as much truth, as many of the "interior items,' published in the San Francisco dailies: Three women while 'amusing them selves in Calaveras county met with a serious accident. They were jumping across a shaft 800 feet deep and 10 feet wide. One of them couldu't quite make it and succeeded only in grasping a sage brush on the opposite edge, where she hung suspended. Her companions who had just slipped to an adjacent saloon saw her peril, and as soon as they had finished drinking went to her assistance. Previously to liberating her, one of them by way of a joke uprooted the bush. This exasperated the other and she threw her companion half-way across the shaft. She then attempted to cross over to too other side at two jumps. The affair has made considerable talk. the Masons, and in getting into a Knobbs has joined heie is his'cxperieuce Lod-e: I must tell you of the perils and trials I had to- undergo to become' a Mason. On the evening in question I presented mysctf at the door of Lodge-room No. 30,GG3, sign of the skull aud crosboncs. I was conducted to an ante room, where five or six melancholy chap?, in sashes and embroidered napkins, were waiting to receive me. On my entrance they all got up and turned back-somerau!ts and then resumed their teats. A big fat'fjel low who sat in the middle, and who seemed to be the proprietor, then said : 'Sinner from the other wold, advance!" I advanced. "Will you give up every thing to join . us?" "Not if I know it' I said; "i here are my wife and fourteen fine " Another party here told me to say "Yes," as it was merely a matter of form so I said "Yes, I give up every thing." The fallows in the towels then groaned and said "'Tis well. Do you swear never to reveal anything you may sec or hear this evenitig to any human being, nor your wite '(" I said "'Pon my word, I will not." They then examined my teeth and felt my taste of liquor, and ms4e me put out my tongue, theu groaned ajain. I said. "If you. don't feel well I have got a little boitlc here." The fat man here took the bottle fro'.u mo and told me to shut ip: lie then, in a Voice of thunder said, "Bring forth the goat!" Another fellow theu come up with a big cloth to blind me. "No you don't, Mr. Mason," I said; "no tricks on travelers, if you please; I don't believe in playing blindman's buff with a goat. I'll ride the devil, if you like but I don't go it blind. Stand back or I'll knock you irito smithereens." They were too 9nuch for me, so ;1 had to submit to being blind folded. The goat was then led in. and I could huar 'him making an awful racket among the furniture. I began to feel that I was urgeutly wanted at home, but I s in for it and could not help myself Three or four fellows then seized me, and with a dcinouieal laugh pitched me on the animal's b;vek, telling me at thrt same time to look out for squalls. I have been in a good many scrapes, Mr. Kditor; I have been in election fights; I've been pitched cut of afour-story window; I have gone down in a rail road collision ; but this little goat excursion was ahead of them all. The confounded thing must be all wiDgs and horns.' It bumped me against chairs aud tables, and the stoves and the ceiling, but I hung on like a Trojan. I turned front somersaults and rolled over. I thought it was all over with me. I was just on the poiut of giving up, when the bandage fell from my eyes and the goat bounded through he w indow with a yell like a Commanche Indian giving up the ghost. I was in a Lodge of Masons. They were dancing a war-dance arouud a big skull, and playing leap-frog and turning handsprings, and the big fat fel low of the ante-room was standing on his head in the corner. Voir ttie Ladies. Set No Moa Traps. A co'empo rary tells, or rathr lets the hero of the incident tell, of a German watchmaker of Portland, who, hearing of the frequent burglaries, conclude ! to fortify his store against the gentry who work with skele ton keys and crow-bars. Tho watch maker said : "I hear much tings about te purglars all a' wile; I hears they breaks stores in to eni very much. Veil, I tinks I vixes 'cm, so that the next time that they coomes to my stores, by tain, they no (rum. I puys a pig horse bistel, and fastens it to the floor, mit de moozle pointin' to de door. So den I runs a string from de drigger up mit der vail and down mit dor door, so ven Mr. Pur glar opens himself mit der door, vy if he ploze de prains out of the bistel, vy den, you see 1 cau't help it, don't it? That's vot I say. Last night 1 left de door pointing at de inoozio of- de bistel mit two bullets in it, unt goes out to drink some lager mit ter boys, I sometimes drinks too much lager. Veil, I can't help it. I bores myself into nioie ash twenty sixteen klas3 lager, unt den I goes home. Ven Ipassmine store I dinks I better ash look in unt see if nothing pese all right. That is right, don't it? If it don't I ain't can't help it. Veil, mit so many glasses of me in der lager, I for get about der hors bistel unt ter door pointin der moozle, unt ven I makes open mit ter door, bang ! by tarn, I joost gets a pullet mit my elbow unt anodcr pullet get mine hat. through it all the vile Vost I scart? Veil, if I vos I can't help it. You'd be scart yourself, ain't it ? I joost throw away de hors bistel, un I never tets no more traps for purglars so long as I cau't help it. So I" ; The death of a negro, 110 years old, is announced at Win nsboro, South Caro lina. - m..i A man is being tried in Cincinnati for stealing a cat. At Tiio'ty chapel. New York, the mar riage bells chime re-ularly at every wedding. A Broadway store mnkes a specialty in renting out "beautiful wedding pres ents." A New York bell recently displayed at the marriage ceremony an eight thous and dollar robe. ' Oa dit, that Mr. DeBille, the Banish Minister, will soon lead to the alter a young lady of New Jcrs y. - The daughters of a prominent New York city official say they received .three hundred calls on new years day. Mrs. Grant will not, in all probabili ty, have more than two or three general receptions during the season. Jannis llobb, the well-known banker, is to be married early in February to the widely-known and accomplished Mrs. Stanard, of Richmond Virginia. - A popular New York organists charges S I0l for performing at weJdiugs. Fash ionables readily engage him. One of those tiresome six-year engage ments terminated last week in New York in a wedding at homo. No cards, no festivities, etc. Iu New York, seven Murray Hill young ladies have organized a dancing class, to which they invite seven youog gentlemen friends at each meeting. The juvenile ball aunually given by Mrs. August Belmont will probably takej place during the present month. The drawing rooms of an aristocratic New York residence on Madisou avenue art furnished entirely with gilt furniture. It is said that a well-known West F ourteenth street New York bell bears a likeness to Menken. She wears a simi lar coiffure to the late Adah Isaacs. The next style of bonnet is to be abend and two inches of ribbon, fastened with a hair pin. Corresponding in violet ink is now the rage among young ladies and school girls. ' Seal skin jackets worn by come ladie3 on promenade are generally conceded to be pretty and stylish. Beautiful fans of white lace over col ored silk are now in vogue. They are expensive, but that's nothing. Monogram kid gloves are in vogue. At the ball of the "John iIorTi3sycOJ terie, idrs. J. M. appeared in a pink silk triiacd witll black lace, en panier and trail, with very costly diamonds. It is no longer "genteel" for a young lady to accept an invitation for Delmon ico's at the conclusion of a theatrical per formance. Mrs. Grundy says it is "fear fully common." -" Ex-Judge Mitchell's neice, who was recently married at Flushing (L. I.), re ceived wedding gifts amounting iu value to 880,000. j At the 31 dinner recently siren at NO. 25. EPSABETII McJBLlE. ; The Olyvnpia Tribune of Jan. S0lbr has the following : Wo have received from Hon. Schuy-r ler Colfax, through our Delegate ut Washington, a letter of inquiry concern ing Mrs Elizabeth MeBee, or her heirsr supposed to reside in this Territory or Oregon, with a request to make it pub lie. It any of the parties referred to- are in existence, they will find it fo their"' interest to communicate with .11. J Shirk, the subscriber, to the following letter, at the place at which it.-is dated : Pern, Ind., Bec.Otb, 1SGS. IIox. . SciiUYLtu Colfax : Dear Sir In 1858, one Peter Beam, of this county, died in-cstatc, leaving several heirs who have received their distribu tive share ot his estate." One Elizabeth McBec,' wife of Levi MeBoe, a daughter of Beam, and one of the heirs, emigrated to Oregon or Washington Territory twenty years ago, from . Bay county, Missouri. The family have learned she was dead some years ago, leaving several children, who would be the lawful heirs of the estate. Their share, which is . about a thousand doilai"s, is in. the hands of the administrator ready for them, as it has been for six years past. If you will see tho member from 1 Washington Territory, he perhaps might give notice through a paper published there, which would come to the notice of the heirs entitled- to the money. They 'think they are in Washington, but they may be ia Yours, II. J. SuiUK. " Oregon A Genuine Yankee. the Hoffman Home, New York, the bills of fare wero found in a gold nut at the plate of each guest. AU in a nutshell. About Newspapers. There ore five thousand newspapers published in the United ' States. New York has the largest number of any State, and Utah the least. Only one hundred in the country have a circulation of ten thous and. There is no daily paper west of New York that has a bona fide circula tion of twenty thousand copies. It is es timated that one publisher in four tells the truth about his circulation. In ad vertising, mercantile firms generally pre fer dailies and patent medicin men week lies. Chicago, Belleville, and St. Louis are cow furnishing country publishers with paper upon which the "outside" of their edition is already printed Repub lican, Democratic, or Conservative in sen timent with the name of the paper, date, volnmn, publisher's card, terms, etc., and any" desired size. The New Hampshire (Jazette is the oldest paper in the United States, having been estab lished in 175G, (it has changed editors and publishers since then,) and The Chronicle, and Sentinel, published at Agusta, Georgia, was established in 1794. The Jacksonville (Alabama) Republican has been edited forty -six years by James Freeman Grant, a practical printer, and cousin of the President elect. The Ab mgton Virginian has been conducted by its present editors twenty -six years. The Lycoming Casern published at Williams port, Pa., was established in 1801 ; The Christian Observer, RichmoudVa., in 1913, (which makes it the oldest relig ious paper in America,) and the Lynch burg .Virginian was established in 1808. In the Pahranagat District, which lies in the southeastern part of the State of .Nevada, about one hundred and ei?htv miles southeast of Austin, is a remarkable mountain of pure salt. In small nieces it is quite transparent, and so remarkably hard as to require blasting. It is five miles in length, six hundred feet in night. uuu oj an unknown aeptn. Chicago has had a race between street car and a velocipede. The latter upset and threw its rider into the gutter, so that the car won the race on .a "foul." Thirteen men have been- lynohed in inuiana wunm tne last sis months "Hallo, my good friend, can you in form me how far it is to the next house?" Jonathan started up leaned on his hoe handle rested one foot on the gambrel of his sinister leg aud replied: 'Hallo yourself ! how d you dew I Wall, I guess I can. .'Taint near as far as it nsed to be before they cut tho woods away then it was generally reck oned four mile, but cow the sun shrivels up the road, and doa t make it more'ri tew. The first house you come to is- a barn, and the next is a hay stack j Iloskin's house is ou beyont. You'll be sure to meet his gals long before you get there; . tarnal rompin critters, they plague our folks "mom n a httle. His sheep get , into our orchard. Dad sets kthe dog artcr the sheep and me arter the girls andthe way they make the wool and I the petticoats fly, is a sin to snakes." 'I see you are inclined to be facetious, young man pray tell me how it hap pens that one of your legs 13 shorter than the other ?" 'I never allows anybody to meddle with my grass tanglers, but scein' it's you. l u tell you. X was born so at my ticular request, so that when I hold the plow, I can go with' one foot in the fur row and t'other on land, and not lop over; besides, it is convenient when' I mow around a side hill." J "Very good, indeed how do your potatoes come out this, year?" "lhey don t come out at all. I digs 'em out and there's a tarnation snarl of of them in each hill." "But they are small, I perceive." "Yes, I know it. You see , we planted some whoppiu' blue noses over in that ere patch there, and they flourished so all fired ly that these 'ere stopped crowin' just out of spite, 'cause they knowed thoy couldn't keep up." i . "You appear ;obe pretty smart, and I should think you could afford a better hat than the one you wear. "Ihe looks aint nothin , it s all in tho behavior. This. 'ere hat was my religious Sunday so to meotin' hat, and it's chock full of piety now. I've got a better one to hum, but I don t dig taters in it, no how.". v. y v. ,. ,;;v.,'.:. .-. .-, ' "You have been in these trjarts somo time, I should guess." . ' . "1 should guess 50 tew. I was born d and got my brot'n up in that 'ere house ; Dut my native place is down in For-. dunk." . , .... .. f. ' t. . "Then you say it's about! three miles and a-half to the next house ?" "Yes, sir: 'twas a sncll aso. and I don't beleive it's grow'd much shorter since. Good-bye toye. That's a darn'd slick mare of your'n.' " , - As the rose is composed ot the sweet est flowers and the sharpest thorns; as the , heavens t are y sometimes overcast, alternately tempestuous and serene; so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasures and with pains. - Miss Sarah P. Redmond, an Ameri can colored girl,, receutly - graduated as M. D. at the principal, medical school in Florence, Italy. In the first number of the London Punch for the current year, is a preface, dedicating the volume for I860 to Gen eral Ulysses S. GraDt, in Mr. Punch's most complimentary Btylo. . , A Madrid correspondence of the Inter national says, with shocking indelicacy, "General Prim is believed here to be tne fatbet of No. &nd No.; 5 of, Isabella s little ones." ' 1 - '