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BELL ETU E, NEBRASKA.
Tsrcs, Tiro IeUr Per Ttr In Advance
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We are calloi to the performance of a
painful du'y in noticing the death of tin
h.mtrfttcd GtOHCE W. Hom.isti a, late o(
place, lie has fallen by the hand
of viul enee, anil is no more. He was a
young man of the highest respectability,
a graduate of Gtde Colbge, and abou'
twenty-live ye;irs of age. Sir. II. stud
ied law ut Ottowa, li!., and gave promise
of distinction in hii profession.
At the time of his death, lie in compa
ny will four men was engaged In the
service of the " Bellevue AiSucia'ion,"
innking a survey of thnt portion of their
town site lyirg contiguous to Dr. Butter-
field's claim, on the Panpillun, about one
half mile distant, i-'i a nrth-ecrt direction
from his house. Mr. I lo". lister with his
company were seated on tlie ground, wait
ing for one of the company to return from
the cruet vvl h some ati r. While writ
ing, Uiey saw two men approaching (hem
from the direc'.iun of the house, they
were walking on a iidge, some considera
bly elevated above themselves, Before
approaching near enough to be distinctly
recognized, they disappeared behind the
ridge, and remained out of sight for sev
rral minutes, when they re-nppearei mid
approached sufficiently near to be reeog
tiized, it wrs found that one was Dr. B.
tvitli a club or stick in his hand, accom
panied by Cuarles A. Hirht, armed
wi'h a double barrel shot gun.
Dr. ButterfielJ on appronchnig the place
where tlie surveyors were resting, com
plained of their trespassing upon his
claim, and ordered them to discontinU?
their opperations. An unpleasant con
versation ensued, resulting in angry looks
and words whippings were threatened,
and finally commenced with a blow from
Dr. 13. upou Mr. Ilollister whereupon
Vie picked up an sxe, snd approached Dr.
13., who retreated from the threatened
Llow. At this stage of the matter. Henry
was heard to cock his gun, snd almost in
etanUmcoiu w ith a warning to Mr. Hol-
listcr to "take care," discharged its con
tents at Mr. Ilollister. The charge en
tered the abdomen just above the hip, from
which his bowels immediately protruded.
After a brief exclamation uttered after
Che shot, Mr. II. sank down and died
within twenty-one minutes. At this ci il
ical juncture, the chief surveyor, Mr.
Custave Seegar, had the prcsenco of
mind and nerve, to seize the criminal,
snd tike him to Cliief Justice Ferguson,
for safe keeping. The Judge ordered
the prisoner into aa out building, provid
ing a suitable guard, within, and sentinels
Tlie examination took place the day
BuccccJLng the murder, April fourth, be
fore His Honor, Chief Justice Ferguson.
The witnesses were of the most respec
table character, tnd detailed the transac
tion with minuteness ana great apparent
Th evidence was such as to lead to
the cciiiiciinunl of the prisoner for trial at
the June term of the Supreme Court.
11CW 1UI CASE LOOKS TO IS.
After a critical examination of the evi
dence respecting the death of Mr. Hullis
ter, it appears to be a murder for which
not the slightest reason can be produced.
1st. Mr. Ilollister and his party wore
li the employ of the "Bellevue Associa
tion," engaged in the execution of their
orders, and had any reason for an attack
existed, it should have been made upon
die principal t and not upon the agent. If
they were doing the w ill of tlie princi
ple party, it was responsible, and not
2d. G ranting that the perty were re
sponsible, there was no cause for an at
tack upon them, even if they were actual
ly trespassing on a claim that did not be
long to them. They had no power to re
move the land, to injure its properties, or
to deprive the legal claimant of the right
of pre-emption. In fac'., no power to in
jure the claimaiJ, whose assault led to
the blood shed, with which we have beeu
31. The deceased was the assaulted
jmrty, pud fell in defence of himself and
iiis fjiends. Dr. BiUterfield wss the as
sailant, and the occcuion if nol ila prin
cipal a grid in the death of the unfortunate
Ilollister. His blood was skilled in con
sequence f tliat attack, ri is clturgeable
lo that sourc.
4 th. Dr. Butterfield armed with a stake
r stick, accoinjiiied by C. A. Henry,
tjse armed with a double barelled shot
gun, eatae about half a mile to w here Hoi
lister and hut company were at work and
mad threats of sioUnce, and struck Ilol
lister with his wl raising an
xe in felf-defeiioe, fell by a shot made
I j Butter field's accomplice, C A. Henry.
&.U. The frieuJ of Mr. Ho!U.tr are
titled la the phe that they were unlaw
(nl'r unA'el, slrutk win tl.b, mi
fuuil'y shot down in self-defence by the
hand of a ruffian, acting the part of a bully
for Dr. Butterfield, who pretends thnt he
was seeking to prevent hostilities between
the contending parties.
b;h. r' assailants have nothing to
plead in justification of the murder of
which they are in view of the moral law
guilty, only that they did n't mean to do
i. Notwithstanding it whs actually, and
realy done in consequence of their own
Till. The quarrel was wholly uncalled
for on the purl of Dr. Duller field. The
ract (if it was one) that the surveyors
were drivings few Slakes in the ground
claimed by him, furnished no justification
for a resort to violence and murder.
C'.h. If the ci hue w ith which this Ter
ritory hi s been shocked, is suffered to go
unpunished, what is the use of having
laws for the punishment of crime ?
If men are going to be permitted to as
sail these whom they take to be intruders
i pon-thcir claims with clubs hereafter
who can tell l ow niauy are destined tu
flow with blood ?
9.h. This case being the first of the
kind that has disgraced any part of this
Territory , let it be the first out on which
the curse of the law, and the condemna
tion of the people shall descend, and upon
which, it shall rest in such a way as to
prevent the repetition of similar scenes
hereafter. Let the first victims on the
black docket of crhnu in Nebraska pay
tho furfeight of their crime, and the t'tc
tonj over hulliet and blood-thinly ruf
fiuut will have been achieved.
Tlie people at home and abroad, are
looking on to see whether law is to pre
vail over violence ana bloodshed, or
whether the latter is to prevail over law.
siiey are molting on to see wnellier me
(Governor and other officers of this Ter
ritory have the ability and courage to exe
cute the iaws, or whether they intend to
allow violence and wrong to go unpunish
ed. CHAELES A. EX.1KT.
This individual charged with the crime
of murder, was arrested and brought be
fore Chief Justice Ferguson, for examin
ation on the 4'h inst. The charge being
sustained, he was commuted for trial be
fore the Supreme Court of the Territory
The prisoner being called on by the
Judge to say whether lie had any thing to
present in palliation of the evidence
against him, said that he was a native of
the State of New York, where he spent
his earlier days, since which time he has
lived in Ohio, California and other places,
and has been living for nearly three
mouths past, at Bellevue, N. T. II. said
he was a druggist and physician, by pro
fession, and was '25 years old did not
intend to kill Ilollister, said that he had
met him in a friendly manner on several
occasions, and that there was no enmity
existing between them.
The prisoner was hand cn.Tcd, and
thacktlcJ before being brought into court.
He appeared lo take a deep interest in
the trial, but manifested no great intensity
of feeling, and made no lamentation over
his crime. Henry is a man of fair toin
plection, of handsome figure and carriage,
of about medium height and proportion
of large perceptive faculties, firmness and
self esteem, but deficient in the region of
conscientiousness and cautiousness.
A portion of the numerous fiien lsof
the lamented llollis'er were excited to
such a pitch against the life of the assas
sin, that had invaded their social circle
that mob-law would doubtless have been
brought into requisition, were it not for
the presence of Chief Justice Ferguson,
and other law loving citizens.
We have reason to be grateful that the
day had come when the inob spirit could
be frowned away, and the majesty of the
law subtained when there was sufficient
influence on the side of law, o restrain
angry and excited men from any farther
impropiieties than such as pertain to the
use of the tongue, and are too frequently
called forth on occasion of far less impor
fence than this.
A resort to "yncA lata" is to be de
plored in all cases, and particularly so
where the reign of civil law hus been es
tablished. If you wish to secure the safe
ly of property and life, honor the law(
and see that its provisions for the protec
tion of innocence, and the punishment of
the guilty are carried into effect.
Paocacss abroad. According to the
papers, coming from different points of
this Territory and Kansas, improvements
are going on rapidly at those points.
Omaha and Nebraska City are represent
ed as in a highly flourishing coudiuon,
and whose progress is greatly impeded by
by the want of buildirg tna'erial.
Iu Kansas Kickapeo, Leavenworth,
Atchison City, and other j'jces, are going
on in the march of improvement at a very
mpii rate. Mechanics of every ktud are
busy at work, and every body is on the
We hope a similar state of things will
spring up here toon.
ARBEST 0? DB. BOTTKEmLD.
Dr. IJu'lei field ws arrested rnd
brought before Chief Justice Ferguson,
charged with having Iren accessory to
the death of Geo. W. Ilollister.
Col. 11. r. I3ankin, appeared as counsel
for the prisoner. Attorney (etieral Fs
tabrook, iu behalf of the Territory, moved
a nolle jirotfque, which being granted by
the court, set the prisoner free. It was
contended by the counsel for the prisoner,
t iathewi.s n j oor man. and t' at the
penally of ii dated law v otiM f di hi a'. '-
ly upon htm. e du not ci nsnhr it a
good aigtinicnt, for letting a criminal run
at large, th.it he is poor. Fovtrlyis no
excuse for crime. If men arc to be allow
ed the liberty of .-pprctncliing one another
with clubs, and of depending on them
instead of law, then let us abolish s'atutt s
and depend upon the club altogether.
Tutr arc Comim;. The steamer
"Mary Colo," purchased by the Omaha
Kerry Company, is expected to t-rrive
here this week. She is freighted by the
Nebraska Colonisation Company, her
load consists of sixty passengers and cue
hundred tons of freight, ull for Futile
ncllc, in Dodge county; we prciiot Fon
lenelie will be the largest end bi st city
in the interior of our Territory. The
Territorial University located there Ly
the Legislature, will be fully and fCVe.
tually organized and in successful opera
tion as Soon as temporary buildings can be
erected. 1'rof. F. G. Cumtuings, arrived
here yesterday, enroute for Funlcucllc;
he eujoyy an enviable reputation as a
teacher of the first order.
Gov. Izaru. We had the honor and
pleasure of a caJl from the Governor
few days since. He is one of the most
agreeable men we hav e had the pleasure
of becomiig acquainted with, lie ap
pears lo be the very embodiment of de
mocracy. He w ishes us lo sity, that if there arc
any vacancies in any of the offices in any
county, he would be obliged lo the people
to make the fact known, and mention
somo suitable person to fid Uiem, and he
would huve their wishes complied with,
by tlie appointment of the proper officers.
Settlements cr Tat Platte. Set
tlements are being made on the ditlereni
streams alog the Platte, several have
been made on the F.lk Horn, upon which
a good ferry has been established by Mr.
Jonathan Shiun also, about 25 miles
above, on Shell creek, and still further up
on the Loup Fork of the Platte.
ATToaxtr Geebal Kstahrook.
This gentleman was present and assisted
in the prosecution of C. A. Henry , for
the murder of Ilollister. His at-
pearance gives promise that his duties
will be performed with honor to himself
and with fidelity to the Government,
L. H. Springfield, of Mills county,
Iowa, informs us tJidt he opened a farm
of 1G0 acres, fencing it willi sod "0 acres
of whLh, he breke up and put in cot u. The
first crop more thi n paid Ihe expense of
fencing, broking, planting tnd gathering
. Cjttages. In Cincinnati, they are
manufacturing portable cottages for Kanz
as and Nebraska in large numbers. They
have generally two rooms. No nails are
used, and they can be put up or token
down in a few hours. They can be s!u'i-
ei on steam boats at stn.dl exneuce, and
are undoubtedly the cheapest houses the
emigrants to those new prairie regions can
provide themselves with. The scarcely
of timber on the praires makes it a ob
ject for a seller to curry with him not
only his furniture, but his house. It is
stated that a coiUge of Iwo rooms requir
es about 3 000 feel limber. Saturday
IU" The furral services of the late
Geobce S '. Ho '.lister took place on
Sunday last, at 1 i o'clock, at the Metho
dist Church in th.'s city, llev. G. G. IIice
officiating A very large and respectable
whence listened attentively to the dis
course, which was jpropriate and Hell
selected. A large number fronT Bellevue.
Glenwood, and St. Mary, formed the
process! ju that followed lite deceased
and mourning brother to this cHy, The
deceased was about 5 years old. and re
cently graduated at Gule College, III.
He was an intelligent, studious, uiiiet and
inoffensive young man. His remains are
to be transported to the family burying
ground iu the cast, and soothe the sor
rows of the (hided relations. Bugle.
tlT We learn by a pentleman direc
from the Platte Valley, that the FJkhorn
and Loupe Fork Ihidge and Ferry Com
pany are progressing rapidly with iheir
improvements. They are building a ho
U at Pywuee, 40 by 20 feet, two stories
high, wiih stables, aud a strong cwrrcll,
for the accommodation of emigrants and
travelers. Fifteen men are employed by
the company at this place.
Soma fi e or six gentleman from New
Jersy have made, a settlement here; they
are the agents of a large company, who
will emigrate to Nebraska this season;
judging by ll character f the young men
who selected the location, we Say let 'em
come !1 such sr wekotna to cur beauti
ful Frairie Garden. Bugle.
J. C. Tnge, sworn. There were five
in cotnony; ons half mile north-east of
Dr. llutlerficld's house. We shw two
men coming. Mr. Henry wss a-hcud of
Dr. II.; Dr. Ihittcrfield ordered Mr. Ilol
lister cfT his claim, end struck him over
the left shoulder, Mr. Ilollister advanced
towards Dr. 15. with an axe; Mr. Henry
warned him to ti.ke care, and shot l.iin.
Dr. Ihittcrfield did not strike Mr. Ilollis
ter hard. Dr. Hutterficld threatened to
whip Mr. Ilollister; Muilisier told him hi
would no', and not to grt on Ins high
horse. The Dr. disappeared behind a
loll when eiming. Think Henry did no'
move hat k or lot ward when he hot; said
it was an icci jcii!.
Cies examined. Mr. Ilollister ad
vanced towards Dr. I!, with an ate, think
Ilollister was eppronching Dr. 15. when
Henry shot him, did not advance over six
Dr. 15'ittei field, sworn. Mr. Henry
wis ut my house; proposed going home,
I went out of the door ami saw them, di 1
not know who they were, s.iid he would
goond.ee. I said to Mr. Ilollister, do
you nut recollect my telling you not to
slitk my more stakes on my claim. 1
struck him with a stick, or stake. Mr.
Ilollister was following mo when I Was
retreating, I heard Henry speak, and then
heard the shot. Mr. Ilollister Said, "O
God, I am killed," and sat down,
sprang forward and helped lay him down.
It was about a o'clock, when it happened.
Henry came to my house about 2 o'clock
he came from the Indian village, had not
seen him for some days. Henry said he
had shots couple of ducks, which fell in
the slough. He loaded his gun at my
house w ith common duck shot, only loatled
one barrel, think something was wrong
with one of the tubes.
Cross examined. I went round the
hill to go to a stake to see if they were on
my claim, thh.k they were bbout forty
rods over ioy line. Mr. Ilollister was
approaching me with the axe, uplifted in
his left hand, advanced about six paces.
I do not think he stopped. Might have
followed on, hi.d nol ti.-ns lo stop much.
I was not looking at Henry, but at my op
ponent. I struck him while sitting, do
not recollect of any words passing be
tween us after I struck him; I repented
before the How wts down, and tried to
avert it, arrested it some; Henry started
towards him, to assist him, as I supposed,
said, "O God, you don't think I did it ouj
purpose," said, 4,I give myself up,'' when
Mr. Seegur s.tid he would arrest him.
My house is about two miles from the
Cross exsmined by Iljwen. Claim
was said at one time to be owned by
Gilmo.e. He (Giluiore) told me I was
his tenant, not willingly, I said, he re
plied, you will never enjoy yourself on it,
I will, if on any place. Wo both said we
only wanted what was right. I am not a
jumper, 1 made my claim first. We had
no conversation about the party in my
house, we talked about many things.
Henry has been at my house three or four
times. Did not speak of Ilollister. He
went direct to the party. I went round
the hill to a stake, to seo if they were on
J. D. Gladder and Seegar, sworn.
Gladder. It was between two and
three o'clock, there were five persons in
our company. Mr. Ilollister said, there
are two men, I said who, he said Dr. But
terfield, and jierhaps, Mr. Henry. Saw
Dr. 13. with a club, one of our stakes,
one had a gun iu his hand, Dr. 13. said,
why do you drive stakes on my claim!-'
I told you, I would pull them up;" he
exiled liirn a mean . ... .
I heard him use threntuii g words in Feb
ruary, on the same chum. Mr. ilollister
got up, said something and sat down; Dr.
Butterfield said, "marvel;" I suppose it
means something in your language, "go,'
struck him. Mr. Henry stepped back
three or four steps and shot, we were ad
vancing towards Mr. Ilollister to inter
fere. Mr. Ilollister took an xe and went
toward Dr. 13., to defend himself. Henry
dropped his gun w hen he shot, seemed
astonished, siiid, do you think I did it a
purpose, turned pale. Think Henry
was a liltlto, before Dr. Butlerficl I w hen
they came. Henry did not speak, stopped
about fifteen feet from us, seemed as if
he did Hot care much about the talk be
tween the Dr. and Mr. Ilollister. Henry
stood still, did not go towards Mr. Ilollis
ter. I did not speak lo Henry. Mr. See
gar, who does not speak much English,
assented to the above.
Mr. IJreckenridge, sworti. I hetrd
Henry sjak of Mr. Ilollister. He
did not threaten to shot him, but said in
reference to him, he carried the thing for
nim here, patting his breast.
The verdict Mas :
G, W. Hul'.ister came to his death on
the afternoon, of the 3d of April, about 3
o'clock, from a gun shot wound inflicted
by the hand of Mr. Henry.
SJ- A great (ale of lots w ill take place
at Nebraska City, Ajril 23rd.
Corre3pondenc of th Palladium.
N, w Yoai, March 17 h, iSio
The news received by the Africa of the
death of ihe Emperor, Nicholas t-f R li
tis, nerds confirmation before it can be
implicitly relied on. The. Russian Min
ister .l Washington having received no
intimation of the event, pronounces t a
hoax. It is, however, probable that he
has no better meatu of judging than oth
ers. The memory of the hoax of ihe
death of Etnper'.f Nicholas "and the tak
ing of Scbustrpol," leads many lo sup
pose that speculators msy be at the bot
tom of this also. The short time ehtpiie(
between the import and its knowledge
throughout England, fuv;.-s the sup:cion
sunjxisit'g it to be tine, we are yet to
see reason to believe that it will secure
the immediate cessation of hostilities.
ll.iker, the murderer of IVole, is s'i'.l
at large, although Justice Stuart assisted
by a portion of the police, has made active
exertions to secure him. Various rumors
are daily received of his whereabouts. A
steamer did not leave fur the purpnse of
overtaking him on board the vessel hound
for the Canary Islands, on account of the
expense of the trip. It is generally be
lieved that he left the Isabtlla Jewell, and
isnowinNtw Jersey. Several of the
police have interested themselves in assist
ing his escape, liakcr was formerly a
police, officer himself. Lithopraphs of
Poole disgrace many a shop window, and
a publisher announces a lifo of William
Poole, soon to be ready, hoping to make a
few dollars by the excitement.
A paper is in ciicultio5 endeavoring
to obtain means to purchase the Crystal
Palace, as a market. It will cost about
.$ 200,000, one-third its original cost.
The banks grant all the discount requir
ed from customers. Business is good
hard times have passed, and the merchants
expect a good spring and summer trade.
Our hu'cls are filled with strangers from
all sections of the country. It needs but
a few (I.n s of pleasant weather to make
our streets lo look as g.iy and business
like as during most prosperous seasons.
The Shoe and Leather Dealers I tank have
bought the splendid marble building near
the Irving House, end will remove there
shortly. This building was arected by
the late Central Bank for 'heir own use,
but were obliged to wind up their affairs
before it was finished.
The Kansas League is very active in
its ojerations, and intend to sen 1 a Urge
number to this Territory during the spring
and summer. They render good service
to those desiring to emigrate to the West.
Good deal of swindling hns been car
ried on in this city and Brooklyn, under
the garb of charity. A gentlemanly-
looking person calls ut a house and ask
for the lady, while waiting, seUctS a few
cards and marks on them' a sum which
he says the parties have given to this ob
ject, and ut the same time, solicits their
patronage. He presume they ere ac
quainted with those parties who have sub
scribed aud which at once Ukes, and they
succeed. An individual, however, miss
ed his figure in one instance in presenting
the card of two persons who were in a
HOW HZ E2CAXS A KILLIOSAiaE.
Mr. McDonoiigh, ihe millionaire of
New Orleans, has engraved upon his tomb
a scries of maxims, w hich he had prescri
bed as the rules for his guidance through
life, end to why h lus success iu business
is mainly attributable. They are sound
and contain much practical wisdom.
' Hultt jor the Guidance of my Life,
1804. Rt member always that labor is
one of the conditions of our existence.
Time is gold; throw not one minute away,
but place each one to account. Do uu.w
oil men as you would be done by. Never
put off until to-morrow what you can do
to-day. Never bid unolher do what you
con do yourself. Never covet what is
not your own. Never think any matter
so trifling as not to deserve notice. Nev
er give out tkat which docs not first come
in. Never spend but to produce. Let
the greatest order regulate the transac
tions of your life. Study in your course
of life to do the greatest amount of good.
Deprive yourself of nothing neces
sary to your comfort, but live in an honor
able simplicity and frugality. Labor, then
to the last moment of your existence,-
Pursue strictly tlie above rules, and the
Div ine blessirg and riches of every kind
will (low upon you to your heart's con
tent; but, first of all, remember the chief
and greatest study of your life should be
to tend, by all moans in our power, to the
honor and glory of our Divine Creator.
John McDonoiigh, New Orleans; March
21, 1804. The conclusion to which I have
arrived is, that, without temperrnce, there
is no health; without virtue, no order;
w ithout religion, no happiness; and that
the aim of our being is lo live wisely, so
berly ami righteously."
23" A butcher of Neur York city has
received an order to kill and salt down
6000 head c cattle for the us of the al
! t ninmv
We copy tin follow inj remarks from
the New York Im'iepcndent t
It is an old s.iying, that -where there
is any great loss thee Is always tome
small gin." We have just passed through
commercial difficulties, long protrt
ai.d unparalled in the history of the coun
try. Less failures have occurred, it is
true, than in 1 S3(3 7, owing probably t
more extensive banking facilities, but tnor
real capital has been sunk the Inst eigh
teen months, probnb'y, than during the
previous twenty -five years. In railroads
alone, at Icnstouc hundred million of dol
lars have been sacrificed.
Now we believe all our finnncial diffi
culties limy bo traced, directly, to the
abiimi of credit. W have baTowesl
money to do a h itiinifo b isiness, aial
wc h ive borrowed to speculate; we have
b irrowed to build fino houses, and we
have borrowed to buy bmi.U; we have
borrowed to by slocks, and we have bor
rowed to buy lati Is. Wc have borrowed,
of Peter to pay Paul; and when we couJd
not pay Peter wc "got an extcntiou."
This wc went on with our Cobb Hjtise
structure until "it all cnine tumbling
down," like many a wiser juvenile per
formance of earlier days.
The gain to which wo refer, notwith
standing our great losses, may be summed
up in the following good lessons taught us
not soon, we hope to b forgotten :
1st. That any credit fy stein not only
ceases to be useful, becomes jxisilivaly
injurious, when greatly extended.
2 i. That there can be no prosperity
where there is a waul of punctuality, and
that any credit system which makes ptino
luolity difficult should at once be aban
doned or reformed.
31. That no person should ask for, or
be permitted credit, who cannot clearly
demonstrate that under ordinary circum
stances, he can promptly fulfill all his en
gagements. 4 h. That no mn is worthy of credit,
whatever capital he may jmjsscss, who his
not an unspotted moril character. If he
is as rich as Crasin, and yet is a drunk
ard, a debauchee a notoriously wicked
man, he should Ikj let alone sever
ely. 5th. That all persons who have the abil.
ily, with a little sacrifice, to meet U.eir
payments promptly, even in hard times,
and yet who avail themselves of cxeusss
such as the "high rate of exchange,' diffi
cult to make collections," "wsiting for
my produce to rise," etc., etc., are totally
unworthy of credit. When a pinch comes
the promisee of such men are not worth a
6 h. That those do not make the most
money who do the most business, but thuse
who most frequently reslize the money on
all their transactions.
7 h. That real soundness and prosperi
ty does not cornitt iu hiving large assets,
but having available assets.
8th. That cipitul diverted from a regu
lar business, to invest in auy-ou'.sidi op
eration,'' is ."all moonshine, " and is
usually followed by anxiety, disappoint
ment, nd mortification.
That real happiness does not ran
sist in 'he abundance of our earthly posses
sions, but iu honestly appropriating what
we have lo ourseives and others, for the
highest and noblest purposes.
10 h. That there cannot be real prosperi
ty, wi'hnut sound business principle, any
more than there can be red goutiness of
heart, w ithout uctual moral principle.
We are very much mistaken if business
men throughout the country have not w et I
learned of these lessons during the Ji
two y ears. If not, any providential Waoh.
ings would b'j in vain, anl wo rse than
How to cet to Slacf. The editor of
the Green Mountain Freemsn ssyst" Lot
The wakeful person begin with one hun
dred counting backward, as 100, 09, t8,
97, &.c. But should one hundred, fail let
him try two, three, four, and five hun
dred, we will answer for the success ef
the experiment in the most hopeless caae.
The philosophy of this is plain enough to
us: This process, which cannot be carried
on by route, as counting the usual way
requires just enough of the constant ex
ertion of the mind to break up the liar
rassing chain of thought and attendant ir
ration of feeling, which causes the wake
fulness, but not enough to indispose us U
the sleep we are coveting."
Moat Gold. According lo Ute news
from California, new and extensive dis
coveries of gold have been made in the
Kern River Valley, in tlie Southern part
of the State, and Americans and Sonori
aus, in great numbers, are flocking there.
Miuers make from five to fifty dollars per
CALiroasiA Itbms. The Intelligence
of Page and Bacon's failure had most
startling effect at San Francisco; snd wss
was followed by ihe suspension of Adams
t Co; Wells, Fargo & Co and Wrighi'a
No Senator has been elected ud the
Convention adjourned sine die, by vo
of 09 to 41.