CHOICE of the DEPARTMENT.-- On Tuesday evening last, F. H. Harmon, Esq., was re-elected Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, by a vote of forty-seven against Patrick Slaven's vote of forty-one. There was more than ordinary interest manifested in the result, and the friends of the two gentlemen " spread themselves" for their respective favorite. The election was held at No. Two's House, and our devil failing to find incisor, eye-brow, scalplock or fractured spanner on the premises, next morning, in huge disgust (for he's a bellicose cuss, straight out from the shoulder and don't care a continental how much a fellow weighs), reported that the election went off pleasantly and quietly as a tea party.

Placerville (California) Mountain Democrat, February 14, 1863.

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