A wanton murder of some Chinese at Chico was judicially avenged by the sentencing of two of the Caucasian participants to twenty-five years' imprisonment, and of a third to the nicely-calculated, if not nicely-adjusted, term of twenty-seven years and a half.

I have here a nicely-adjusted balance, in which I think the bottle, in its present condition, will be balanced by the weight on the other side. See how it sinks: it is much heavier than it was. By what? By the air that we have forced into it by the pump. There is not a greater bulk of air, but there is the same bulk of heavier air, because we have forced in air upon it.

Groans and travail-pangs must continue to be the order of the day throughout "the whole creation," till the rod of despotism be broken, and man be treated as man as capable of, and entitled to, self-government. But what is the despotism whose horrid features our smooth professor tries to hide beneath an array of cunningly-selected words and nicely-adjusted sentences?

The valley was soon passed, and we began to ascend so rapidly, that before an hour had passed we could mark the changing vegetation, and observe the products of a colder climate; for this changing vegetation is a barometer, which, in Mexico, marks the ascent and descent as regularly as the most nicely-adjusted artificial instrument.

He had made a toilet of a nicely-adjusted kind of a nature between the carefully neat and the carelessly ornate of a degree between fine-market-day and wet- Sunday selection.

Then, crossing his legs, he resumed his pipe with a nicely-adjusted gaze at a point in the air. The fuddled young husband stared for a few seconds at this unexpected praise of his wife, half in doubt of the wisdom of his own attitude towards the possessor of such qualities. But he speedily lapsed into his former conviction, and said harshly

He had made a toilet of a nicely-adjusted kind of a nature between the carefully neat and the carelessly ornate of a degree between fine-market-day and wet-Sunday selection.