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The mountain Democrat. [volume] (Placerville, El Dorado County, Calif.) 1863-1943, February 07, 1863, Image 2

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Prm ta early bour on last Saturday morning
o«r city mumed to aspect of mourning. On
(bo Liberty pole on the Piezo, oe the engine
boasts end other places, flags were displayed
mi half mast, in token of respect to the memory
of our lete reepccted citizen Mr. John O'Don
nell, who calmly end hopefully yielded bis
tpim \o*0Vb rtkk«v tf/v •
" uh. He was one of the oldeet residents of our
city, having arrived in California early in 1849,
and settled in Placerville. He early identified
himself with the iutcr«%ta of flaccrvillo, la
bored sax'jzd.7 and unselfishly fi»r its welfare
and freely contributed to all its improvements.
When hie death was announced, a /though ex.
pected, it produced a mournful sensation. Ills
funeral was fixed for Sunday afternoon, ami as
he was widely known and much esteemed, a
large number of persons from different parts
of our county came to town to attend it. At
oneo’clock on Sunday the different fire com
panies assembled at their halls, and were es
corted by Coufideuee Engine Co. No. 1, of
which be was a member, to his residence.
At 2 o’clock the procession was formed in front
of his residence, and soon ufier. preceded by
solemn music, moved slow ly to the Catholic
Church, where it was met by Father Largan,
the excellent and taletiicd IViest of that church,
preceded by cross bearer and acolytes, bearing
candles. The coffin was sprinkled with holy
water and the usual prayers said, and uumer
out mourners and friends eutered iho church
which was already thronged. The church was
filled to its utmost capacity, yet so great w as
the crowd that a large number were unable to
witness the solemn ceremonies. In the cen
ter of the church, in front of the altar, a neat
catafalque had been placed, covered with black
drapery, for the recepth n of the coffin. At
the conclusion of the exequies Father I.argan,
in an affecting uud impressive manner, ad
dressed the vast multitude assembled to pay
tbe lust tribute of reaped to their beloved
friend, whose engaging qualities had endeared
him to all who knew him. Aficr the seruu •
the members of the different fire companies
and other persons marched pusi the coffin, the
lid of which was throw n back, to take a la
look at the atill, while, lifeless features of ih
deceased. During this time the “ Benedictus’’
was sung by the choir. Mr. O’Dounoll was a
member of St. Patrick’s Society, attached to
the church, and having been enrolled in the
religious order of “Mount Carmel,” he was
robed in the habit of that Order, und b<>re
on bis breast the scapular of the Blessed Vir
gin. Thus w hile sleeping among the dead his
body presented an object of consolation to his
afflicted family and friends, aud well worthy
the initiatiou of the dyiug Catholic, as well as
the admiration of many others w ho, perhaps,
did not thoroughly understand the meaning of
bis simple robes. When ull hud taken a last
look at the deceased, the procession re-formed
and moved akiwly to the cemetery. The grave
was then blessed and funeral prayers followed,
st the conclusion of which Father Largan
again made a few remarks, and concluded with
the prayer of the Church—
“ May be rest in pence.”
Mr. O'Donnell was a good neighbor, a warm
friend, an affectionate brother, a loving hus
band and an indulgent father. He was a na
tive of County Tyrone, Irelaud, aud aged 40
years.
Naw School Distiict.—In accordance with
the patitioD of a number of citizens and the
recommendation of the County Superintendent
of Common Schools, tbe Board of Supervisor*
•* ordered that a school district be formed, to
be kuown and designated as the Tennessee
Creek School District, commencing at tbe
Bridge at Gay lor's on Weber Creek; running
up said creek to Colliu’s; from thence running
South to tbe bouse of F. Lockhart on Grajm
vine Creek; from thence in a Southwesterly
direction to the house of A T. Gray; from
thence in a Northwesterly direction to the
house of Willism Thomas; from thence dowu
Kelley Creek to the junction of Dry Creek ;
from theucc down Dry Creek to its junction
with Weber Creek ; aud from thence up said
creek to the place of begiuning.”
Declared Public Highways.— The Board of
Supervisors, st their recent session, “ordered
that tbe road commencing at the West eud of
Sonth street, in the town of El Dorudo, cross
ing Empire ravine and creek in a Westerly
direction to a large pme tree at the corner of
the lots owned by W. Ileed and Thomas Rus
sell; thence turniug at nearly light angles
across tbe Northerly liue of said Heed's fence,
and running Northerly outside uud along the
Westerly line of suid fence of said Kussell to
the main road from El Dorado to Sacramento,
be sod is hereby declared a public highway, of
the width of forty feet.” Also, “ ordered that
tbe road now traveled, commencing at the
West side of the Ohio House, on the Placer
vilte and Sacramento road, and running thence
along the West lint* of Zimmerman’s, Rust's
and Willett’s ranches, to Evan’s store, on tin*
Coloma and Folsom road, be and the same is
hereby declared a public highway, of the width
of sixty fret.”
On of the greatest .difficulties to he uncoun
tered by strangers in Sun Francisco, is the se
lection of a place where to procure un outfit.—
Nearly all the clothiers keep second rate arti
cles, and the inexperienced is likely to select
the inferior quality when the choice is left to
himself. This dilemma will be escaped if you
make your purchases of Houston, Hastings A
Co v who deal only iu goods of h superior
quality. Their stores uro on Montgomery
street, (Lick House,) corner of Sutler, San
Francisco.
Railroad Meeting.—A meeting of the sub
scribers to the capital stock of the Placerville
and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company w ill
b3 held at 12 o'clock, m., to-day, at the Court
House, for the purpose of udopting by-laws for
tbe government of the Company.
Neptuki Engine Cb. hold a special meeting
at 7% o’clock this evening, for the transaction
of important huisn»*HS. Tin* annual election
for tbe choice of officers of the Company w ill
be held on Thursday evening next.
Toll Bridge.— Tho Board of Supervisors
have granted license to Peter Braisted to keep
a tollbridge across the Middle Fork of the
American River, at Spanish Bur. They have
also granted a renew al of license to E. George,
to keep a tollbridge across the South Fork of
the Anv'ri'Vin River, at Chili Bir.
El Dorado Coitwtt AoRtcrtrrRAL Snci bit.
— El Dorado County Agricultural Society held
its annual Hinting • u Wednesday lufct at Co*
torn a. Mor» than ordinary mterest was mani
fested in its proceedings. A large number of
■embers attended the meeting. Keporta of
Board of Managers, Treasurer and Secretary
were read and adopted. Several amendments
to the Constitution were adopted, and a com
mittee was appointed to revise the Constitution,
with instructions to report at the next snnual
meeting. The Board of Managers were in
structed to correspond with the County Agri
cultural Societies of Placer and Amador Coun
ties, relative to the formation of a District
j V' V * /»•' *';> •.* 2a f it was unani
mously resolved, that Diamond Springs be the
place fixed for holding the snnual Fair of the
Society for 1863. The following gentlemen
were elected officen of the Society for the pres
ent year: President, Isaac S. Titus, Placer
rille; Vice Presidents, J.J. McIIntton, Diamond
Springs, J. W. Seeley, Cnloma ; Treasurer, F.
F. Baras, Placerville; Secretary, T. J. Orgon,
El Dorado; Directors, Clias. F. Irwin, Diamond
Springs, J. M. II. Wet her wax, El Dorado. The
Society is in a nourishing condition, as the re
port of the Treasurer shows. From it we learn
*.>•.> in 7rea i *urt >^^Aes 1
hooks aud silver wure belonging to the Society.
Valuadlk Books.— We are iudebied to II.
II. Bancroft A Co., booksellers uml publishers,
San Francisco, for a choice variety of valuable,
elegantly bound and ueat/y printed new books
'Chtrrj, “TV.: *>u:. lb:
and "Edwin Brothcrtoft,”by Winthrop;"Eyes
and Ears,” by Henry Ward Beecher; "39 Men
for one Woman an episode of the colonizn
tion of Canada, by II. Emile Chevalier ; "The
Flying Dutchman,” iHustitiled, by John G.
Saxe ; " Married Off,” a Newport sketch, by
Henry Bcrgh ; * The Victories of Love,” by
Patmore; "Trips in the Life of a Locomotive
Engineer;” "The Romance of the Mummy,”
from -the French, with an introductory by Win.
C. Prime ; " Andree d’Taverncy; or, the Down
fall of French Monarchy,” by Alex. Dumas;
"The Mystery,” by Mrs. Henry Wood; "Cap
tain Herron; or, the Highwayman of Epping
Forest;” and " Steel Ann; or, the Robbers aud
Regulators of California.” Bancroft A C<>. are
the largest booksellers in the State, have n
magnificent selectinu of rare and standard
works, and receive by every steamer the latest
and most valuable publications.
A. Roman A Co., booksellers, San Francisco*
have sent us " The State Almanac and Hand
book ofgStatiaties for ltC3 ; compiled by Henry
G. Labpley, Editor of the State Register.” It
is, indeed, a " H and hot k of Statistics,” and
contains more valuable information within its
95 closely primed pages than is usually f<-und
in works of a half-dozen volumes. Price—
Single copies 50 cts.; per dozen, $4 50; per 100>
*33.
Hard Snmrlng;.
The Senatorial muddle is daily growing
more interesting, exciting and aerimo
nious. Leaders of the great “ purity
party,” w ith pardonable sincerity, arc ex
posing the secrets and foibles of each oth
er. According to their own sworn testi
mony, they are a graceless set of liars
and scoundrels. One wants to bribe and
the oilier has no objections to being
bribed. Either l : . S. Postal Agent Wa
trous or Judge Tyler, is guilty of perjury.
It is a pretty family quarrel, but from the
antecedents of tho belligerent parties no
fears are entertained of a tragical ending.
In the classic language of the Puritans,
they are not “ on the light.” They lash
each other unmercifully with the tongue,
believing it “mightier than the sword,"
but not quite so dangerous or unhealthy.
Nearly all men admire the pluck while
they doubt the prudence of the little bull
that butted against the locomotive, under
a full head of steam ; but evidently our
Senatorial squabblers are not ambitious
of such admiration. They prefer to be ail
mired foranother and far different quality.
Pluck is a good thing to have, but pru
dence is safer.
Rich and racy developments were bro't
to light in the caucus, on Tuesday night,
equaling in infamy tile wsodrobc scene.
A sworn statement of Judge Tyler,of San
Joaquin,was submitted by Senator Cham
berlain, and read fir the edification and
information of the members. Tyler bta
ted, under oatli, recollect, reader, “ that
Watrouscamc into bis olliee in Stockton,
and said that he (Tyler) might want to
run for District Judge, or for a higher ju
dicial position, and that if he would east
his influence for Phelps, that Phelps and
his friends would help him (Tyler) to any
thing in that line that he might require.”
Modest Tyler, distrustful of his own qual
ifications or Watrous’ sincerity or integ
rity, replied that he “ could not consent
to enter into any such arrangement.'’ It
wasn’t a “ dead tiling he might be de
feated if nominated,and therefore declined
to be bought for promises. If Watrous
had offered him money Instead of posi
tion, he might have accepted the propo
sition.
Watrous next took the stand, was
sworn and examined, and, under oath,
pronounced Tyler’s statement “ a tissue
of unmitigated falsehoods,from beginning
to end." Watrous and Tyler are both
leading members of the Republican party
—botli office-holders, one U. S. Postal
Agent, the other a County Judge, both
“ honorable men;" yet one swears that the
other has sworn to a lie! Which of the
two nre we to believe, vVntrmis or Tyler,
or neither V Ono of them, hv their own
showing, has sworn to a lie? And yet
they arc leaders of a party which boasts
of its purity ! Watrous further states in
his evidence that Smith made the offer to
sell out, and that he was warned to be
ware of Smith ; and that Park “distinctly
offered to pay all his expenses liberally,
and to give hitn (?5,000 the day he should
be elected Senator, if lie (Watrous) would
help him.” The patriotic Park, who is
so devotedly attached to the Union party,
also declared to Watrous that he (Park)
did not “care a d—d fur the Union party
—if lie wanted the whole of it ho could
have it." Park has a proper appreciation
of the Union party, knows it is corrupt!
hie and purchasable, and that not a promi
nent member of it is actuated by princi
ple. The disgraceful disclosures in cau
cus must forever damn it in the estimation
of all respectable men.
By Whom Prom«lR*tcd.
The principles of ttie Democratic party,
as the intelligent reader must be aware,
were promulgated by Presided! Jefferson
in bis first Inaugural Address, on the
fourth of March, 1801, in the very morn
ing of the nineteenth century. The Dem
ocratic party, under all circumstances, in
spite of obloquy, defeat and defection,
since that time have boldly reiterated and
inflexibly adhered to them. They have
received the sanction of the most illus
trious patriots and statesmen of our coun
try, and in this, the darkest hour of our
history, good men and true are maintain
ing them with increased fervency and
confidence. Patties and factions and
demagogues and apostates have assailed
and renounced them, but in vain. The
people, the loyal, virtuous and intelligent
masses cling to them with unabated af
fection, knowing that they made the
Union free, happy ar.d prosperous, and if
once attain in the ascendent will restore
harmony and preserve the Union.
Among the principles enunciated by Jef
ferson and reiterated by the Democratic
party, arc —“the supremacy of the civil
over the limitary atithoirfy economy in
tnt puUUc- ejf/er.-ae; the diffusion of in
formation, and the arraignment of all
abuses ut the bar of public reason ; free
dom of religion, freedom of speech, free
dom of the press, and freedom of person
under the protection of the Habeas Cor
pus, and trials by juiies impartially so
lected."
Broad, liberal, comprehensive and pa
triotic, too much so for the proscriptive
and fanatical purtv in power. Every
principle enunciated by Jefferson the Ad
ministration has repudiated and con
demned. In contempt ol the Declaration
of Independence and in mockery ot the
admonitions of the 1 founders of the Union,
it has attempted, and lias partially suc
ceeded, “ lo render the military indepen
dent of, and superior to, the civil power.’’
The civil power expressly prohibits the
President from issuingemancipalion proc
lamations ; he resorts to the “war power’’
for authority for his illegal act, thus ren
dering “ the military independent of, and
superior to, the civil power.’’
" Economy in the public expense.'
The present Administration has won a
ivorld-wide reputation for its extrava
gance, profligacy, and venality. We
search history in vain for its parallel.
The <jiu, corrupt and rotten Governments
of Europe are paragons of purity in com
parrison with it. It squandered, the first
year it conducted our National affairs, on
its pets, favorites and hirelings, upwards
of a hundred millions of dollars—a great
er sum than it cost the Democratic party
to administer the affairs of Government
and successfully conduct a three years’
war with England. If war causes extrava
gance and corruption, w hy wns neither
exhibited in the war of 1812 and the war
with Mexico?
“ Diffusion of information, and the ar
raignment of all abuses at the bar of pub
lic reason.” The present Administration
regards it a crime to disseminate infor
mation, and has suppressed newspapers
and imprisoned speakers and writ.ts for
giving it to the public. To speak of the
conceded imbecility and corruption and
tyranny of,those in power, is called by
their menials “ disloyal practices,” and
subjects the offender to persecution and
outrage. To “ arraign abuses at the bar
of public reason” is dangerous. It is not
tolerated by Lincoln, his Cabinet, or his
party. He and they are both above cen
suit- and the laws.
“Freedom of speech, freedom of the
press, and freedom of person under the
protection of the habeas corpus, and tri
als by juries impartially selected,” were
once enjoyed by the American people—
were considered sacred privileges—a
priceless inheritance, but the Adminis
tration has deprived the people of all
these great rights. It has interdicted
“ freedom of speech it has suppressed
and destroyed newspapers for exercising
their “ freedom it has suspended the
writ of habeas corpus, and arrested, im
prisoned and dis- barged innocent and
I- yal persons without trial. Every prin
ciple which Jefferson promulgated and
which the wisest and purest men of our
country have sanctioned and advocated,
Lincoln and bis part}’ have denounced.
They have gone further—they have
sneered and scoffed at the Declaration of
Independence, and set the Federal Con
stitution at defiance. Is not a party,
with such a record, infamous in charac
ter and treasonable in purpose ?
The party management of the Demo
cratic party has been consistent with the
spirit at.d tenor of its principles. While
its candidates fur political office were
properly selected from those who adhered
to Democratic principles, yet when it had
achieved a triumph at a Presidential elec
tion, the criterion of qualification for ap
appoiutment to executive and judicial of
fice was, in the language of Jefferson :
“ Is he- honest—vs he capable—is he faith
ful to the Constitution?" The govern
ment was administered for the benefit of
the whole Union, not for a section of it.
All this has licin changed by the party
in power. Honesty, capability and re
spect for tlie Constitution are ignored.
Imbeciles, swindlers and fanatics now fill
the public offices, and the government is
administered by a sectional party, in a
sectional spirit, for sectional purposes.
Republicanism has triumphed, and its
triumph lias cost millions of treasure and
rivers of blood, and if continued in power
will bankrupt the people and destroy the
Union. There is but one way to avert
the dire calamity, and that is to restore to
power the Democratic party—a party
which has always stood faithfully by the
Constitution—always cherished the rights
of the States and sacredly guarded the
liberties of the citizen—always maintain
ed the supremacy of . the civil over the
military power—always cherished "free
dom of religion, freedom of speech, free
dom of the press, the writ of habeas cor
pus and trial by jury.”
Missouri Election. —The St. Louis
Republican, a iojral paper nail supporter
of the Administration, speaks of lire re
cent elections fn that State aa little bet
ter than a fiwee, on account of the un
scrupulous means usdfl, under military
rule. In some of the Districts but few
of the legal voters attended the polls, be
inginti mi dated by thesoldiers,wbo threat
ened to mob any man who voted against
the candidates of the emancipationists.
At an early hour on the morning of elec
tion soldiers took possession of the polls
appointed vV •
lowed such persons to vote as they
thought friends of the Administration.
The Republican says:
“ N'oell, his radical Abolition friends
claim, is elected by seven votes. Rut
how was it done ? - Companies of the
Twelfth Regiment Missouri enrolled vol
unteers voted several days after the 4th
day of November, and minors and aliens
were permitted to vote, and all counted
and certified from Perry county. N’oell
had the ht&tfif **•»”• ■’>’ V •*/**—.
cases, neither judges nor clerks were
sworn."
This fellow Noell, the Washington cor.
respondentof the Union joyfully announc
ed a few weeks ago, on hearing of his
election, boasiec? that non Ac n a.f 'in
favor of emancipation, Abolition, and
damnation." He is a " specimen brick"
of the honesty and decency of the Repub
lican party.
-4 « • » W- —
COMPLIMENTARY TO THE UsiOX AM) THE
Bee.— Both the Union and the Bee have
been denouncing Phelps in the bitterest
manner, especially since “ .Smith, of
Butte,” tried to sell himself to Watrous.
Phelps thoroughly understands the na
ture of the venal Abolition traitors, and
in his "address to the people of Califor
nia," thus pays his respects to the Union
and Bee :
"I can appeal to my public record and
private character to shield me from as
persions by unscrupulous foes, who
would sink into their native kennels
were I present to meet their accusations
face to face.”
“Sink into their native kennels" is
good. It is a delicate way Phelps has of
calling the editors cif the Union and Bee
puppies.
A Divided North. —The New York
Times admits and laments a divided
North. And what has produced a divid
ed North? Have the people become con
verted to the doctrine of sec- ssion * Not
at all. The Albany Evening Journal, an
old, able and influential Republican pa
per, tho organ of the Sewardites, thus an
swers the Times :
"The more than incendiary, the scarce
ly less than infernal spirit represented hv
Mr. Sumner in the Senate, Wendell Phil
lips in the forum, and the Tribunes oftlic
press, has united the Southern people,
and now divides the North.”
Pretty strong language, that, coming
from a Republican organ, and considering
that Sumner, Phillips nrd Greeley dic
tate the policy of the Aministratiun.
A Patriotic U. S. Senator. —The Bos
ton Post says that General Wilson, the
Chairman of the Military Committee of
the United States Senate, hau a contract
for one million pairs of army shoes, upon
which he realized a profit of twenty-five
cents a pair—two hundred and fifty thou
sand dollars. He is unwilling to see the
war ended. He gets paid munficcntly
for standing by the Administration, and
so long as he is the recipient of its bounty
he will vote against all peace propoaitions.
The Republican party is made up of such
shameless scoundrels.
A Patriot. —An Abolition shoddy
contractor, who fiercely denounced the
opponents of the Administration and
loudly called for a “ vigorous prosecu
tion of the war,” and hailed with glee
the emancipation proclamation, and who
has been getting shirts made at six cents
apiece in Melford, Massachusetts, by im
posing upon poor women, recently ab
sconded, owing a number of his emplyces
of from 77 cents to S3 each. He was a
leading Wide Awake and received the
contract to reward him for party services.
The Republicans can afford to be liberal
to their friends so long as the people foot
the bills and complaints of profligacy
and favoritism are regarded as disloyalty.
LoarEKs ok Cowards. —Much com
plaint is expressed among army officers
in reference to the large number of Brig
adier Generals hanging around Washing
ton with a view of getting appointed on
Courts martial, in order to escape active
service in the field. A majority of them
are from Massachusetts, and because of
their politics are granted privileges denied
to other officers. A number of them, it is
said, are Senator Sumner's body guard.
< < •»» ■ ■
Decided Against Greenbacks. —In the
Fifth Judicial Court, Stockton, in the
case of Gann vs. Hook, Sheriff, judgment
was rendered for plaintiff for 8800. The
Coroner, Bond, of course levied the exe
cution on the Sheriff and made the return
to tiie Clerk “satisfied." Gann demand
ed the money from Jjtnd, who offered
f nbaeks. They flho refused, and
n brought suit (fiinst Bond for the
untin coin. Judge Creaner decided
that greenbacks were not legal tender ac
cording to the Constitution and laws of
this State. The case will be taken to the
Supreme Court.
Ajiassa Bartlett, of Orrington, Maine,
73 years of age, with his basket on his
arm, skates five miles upon the ice to do
errands.
Tiie amount of money in tho State
Treasury at the close of business on Sat
urday, January 31st, was 9571,510 90.
An Ordnance Depot is to be establish
ed at Weehawben, near Hoboken, at an
estimated cost of $880,000.
One jeweler in New York sold $90,000
worth of Christmas presents. Money has
been spent this year with perfect loose
ness.
Politics i.Bastile.—A discharged pris
oner from Illinois, who was taken from
that State, conveyed to Washington, and
there confined in the “Old Capitol Pris
on,” without ever being informed of what
crime he had coinniitUd, write* to the
Dubuque Herald as fellows:
“ During ray cnntincment in the ‘ Old
Capitol Prison",’ there were, perliaps, one
hundred men carried before the Judge
Advocate for trial, and against not one ot
them was there a single charge sustained
— not a single thing proved against them
of sufficient importance, in the minds of
\be court, to hold them in custody.”
■Ifet many of these innocent men were
heavily ironed, transported over a thous
and miles from their homes, and kept in
close confinement for months. Some
were treated worse than the greatest crim
inals. Yet in the face of these brutal out
rages, known and well authenticated, we
find things in the shape of men degraded
enough to deny them or to justify the Ad
ministration in committing them.
at ohtiiy or Imitation.—-Ttva CUw---
crats of Springfield, Ohio, have opened a
reading room and are supplying it with
sound Democratic journals and docu
ments. Thin is a good idea; now is the
time to read, study and become posted o;>
the great questions agitating the country.
The Democrats have everything to gain,
the Republicans everything to lose, by
spreading the truth before the people. —
The Administration fears the truth, can
not stand before it, and for this r.a-on
has suppressed Democratic newspapers.
A reading room could be established at
little expense, and it would be of immense
benefit in the coming contest—a contest
which promises to be spirited and ex
citing.
Works or Wisdom. —An old talesman
says “ laws should be made Lr man as he
is, and not as if he were peife -t," for ilmi
he would need no laws hut that '* higher
law” of Omniscience. It is upon this law
that a majority of the emancipationists
essay to stand. Hut would it tint be bet
ter for the American citizen, bef-ite he at
tempts to renounce the authority of hu
man laws, to demonstrate to the wield
that he can restrain his passions ami ap
petites without them? Arc we not re
nouncing these laws when we advocate
and carry into (-fleet cmaneif ati-in by the
General Government.thus usurping rig'.'s
which belong exclusively In the several
States? The military power cannot ah
ro ate constitutional rights. Such an as
sumption is not only against law but u a
sun, unless we admit that in our G vein
met.I the military is superior to the mil
power. It is n«t, or, rather, has r. t
been until lately. The A itni: is'-ra; ,-r,
unconsciously, perhaps, is d ,:.g even
thing i:i its power to m.-.ke it an i un
less the people, who are still s-.vormgn,
put a stop to it, may succeed. Thi- i- a
matter worthy of scrim-. c--i'si-i--i:i'
and every freeman, jcalou of Ids lights,.
should refit ct upon it.
■ ——
DisoiiAfEm. Pkoteedimis.— The pro
ceedings in the Senatorial caucus on
Wcdnt sday night were disgraceful to the
Legislature, to the State, and even to the
infamous party that is rtspons'h'e f r
them, and must have hern deeply hu
miliating to the few respertabk members
who were present. Ciiiiun-h, senseless
and vulgar, they will be read with scorn
and indignation by every Californian who
has a particle of sclf-rtspect. No wonder
some of the members, who have not lo.-l
all sense of shame, desired to see the in
suppressed. Read them, people of Cali
fornia, and judge whclhtr such men arc
capable of legislating nr worthy to repre
sent decent and honest people.
The Philadelphia livening Journal, in
noticing Mr. Vallandigbam's visit to that
city, says :
The Hon. C. L. Val'andighnm, of Ohio,
was waited on by hundreds of our citi
zens, dining his short stay at the Conti
nental Hotel, on his way to Washington.
There are feW men in the North w ho have
so far endered themselves to the people as
lias Mr. Vallandigham, by a hold, manly
and patriotic course in properly denounc
ing the outrageous tyranny and miserable
imbecility of the present Administration.
Every honest man honors him for the
stand he has taken and so nobly main
tained.
Lovis Him., an African by descent and
color, eloped from Lyons, Michigan, not
many days ago, with Cordelia Bradley, a
white girl, and the daughter of wealthy
and respectable parents. A dispatch ar
rested the ill assorted couple at Detroit,
while en route to Canada, but both de.
clare their fixed intention to become mar
ried sooner or later, and the delay thus
caused will prove but temporary.
Tn eke is a shoddy contractor’s estab
lishment in Lawrence, Mass., where the
sewing girls receive 60 cents a week.
The latest style of hoop skirts is the
grand self-adjusting, double-buck-action
bustlo, etruscan lace expansions, spiral
Piccolomini attachment, gossamer inde
structible ! It is a “ love of a thiug.”
“When alone, wo have oor thoughts
to watch, in our families, our temper, and
in society our tongues.”
Wden may a man be said to be ‘‘dress
ed in borrowed plumes?” When he’s
tarred and feathered.
Medical Domestic Economy.— Stale,
dry bread is a very effectual check to ju
venile consumption.
Poverty is a bully if you are afraid of
it, but is good natured enough if you
meet it like a man.
W« are indebted to Welle, Fargo A Co., Ned
McCann and Heruandez A Auderson for San
Francisco and Sacramento papers.
Blanks.— Neatly printed blank deeds, mort
gages, declarations of homestead, powers of
attorney to collect telegraph dividends, mar
riage certiSeates, etc., always for sale at this
office. „
The Income tax is to be i r *u tin
incut'ie of the year cubing lint oi*t m
December, and is payable on or in fire
the 30th of June next. A man in busj
ness must make t:p the not profits of his
business fur tire* year, an] pay the tax of
three per cent, on tire amount, less StiOU.
A man ratty, outside of Jiis business,
spend all and even more than his profits
in business ; nevertheless he must pay
tax on all net business profits except
$600. And so with a salary ; all over
$600 must be taxed, though personal or
family expenses consume it all.—[Ex
change.
PrttTnER Tina GBiXTlD.—Further time haa
been granted bv the buacj —
the viewers of the proposed new road, "ruuning
from a point of Tiugley's Ranch aud endiug at
a point of the Empire Ranch, on the Cosumuea
River,” to make aud file their report.
Adjourned. —Tbe Board of Supervisors ad
journed on Tuesday to Saturday the 2Sth inst.,
at which time they will meet for the purpose
of levying the State and County Taxes.
Crowded.—' T he Theater was crowded on
Wednesday night to witness the performance
of the Fakir of Siva. The exhibition was for
the benefit of the T..tolly of \h? kto: iw .ao.iw
O'D unell, tend«*n*d to them by our citizens.
To night the Fakir receives a benefit.
Mestim; or Ilo.vnu or Deleuutes —There
will he a special tne-'i i f fW Board of Drle
‘ * v ** Vlevvjv. 'f Fire Department •»<*
nmrrotv at 2 nVi*ck r M . at the iiall of Hope
Hook A Ladder F *.. ■ r the purpose of appoint
ing judges and clerk -f elect. on lor Chief En
gineer.
Auction.—At ten o'clock, *. « , to-day, Pap
Tracy, WelN. Farg • A Co's aged, hut still
"fresh" and t**l raidv g ■•••I looking Deputy,
will sell at ain’t ii a large onb, r of unclaimed
park i Jos, to pay charges.
MAII HI \< i KS
Ni •V! , in Krr'■%}]. Or’ea r * C<*uMv, N.
Y.,!>> lirv. J. I\- • narU. '1*. \Vn» «• r.■*w• > 1«l and
Mrs# Giwgiar a daughter .» Rev M. !*cott,
cf .the (icuitfcce < unfrreure.
Novembe r f»th. : n NVnfat**. Niagara Conr.tv. N.
Y.. ». the fi pidi u i t » the . J »itr - ; l* ’ *. \ KfV.
A. (j. lU-ule#, Mr. I.rvi :. m .V;*# Abbie
t
0 r rn; i,. i r; >,.r r***, Niagara foist tv. V.
Y\, l.v lio. .1. V . v W . r Mr. Ja n - II.
Mat and M.**» + u i...- • • '. 1 ’»• • * .
October .'kbh. ii Wi - • Niagara *’on* *.a. N. V .
I vII. v. I i | Mr M. \ and
Mi * Sarah M.ur r
i > i: atiis.
In this City, on r *h in#!.. Mr* J er:..
;T!:e finer *v ill t»k> j 1 A. #• t? ■ • V. I*. '? .
t d •; . f r m the residence v f her i ■ - .• * * r
dar liaunt f*r« **t. s«-r' *•# a: :..r M. L. t .. *• ...
by IJfv. Mr. ’
NTrlu 3lbrr:isrninus iTo Dag.
ATTCXTIOX, NTPTUXES :
T - - m b a . .
V * V » .
IHh.** . i .*» ..
Hi 7 *4 • . ' • • » . ■ • » •
n>ir»> 4Ri>fi\4..
THE FORWAI YA\r, BUSINESS cf
I O. U. V. WILL . E. D .
: Ii Jt u • ' ) * ’* 1. * . . ,*r »■ - \
o. if. i». w in i n; a. n>
% M»’« AVf;?7 F wr :M . •' 6 --
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f. *V T h«» - •*•••'% * .*
.*• - i *•..:<• O J-. r ■ « I - ! ..1 . .
.*■ u.’K.%MfcVft# |-ti»:.ia y 7 : — • f
THE MAGIC TIME OBSERVER.
The P#rfc?ticn cf . m,
ru K •. v i I.* m ‘j. .r
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drdiy lit bra. m: <1 'f ie r r «
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t.i n?»r 4 ;. etnt.;* j r.r- y
Ti c «/ * \\ M ' h-f r *t"{. *• ■! ■ * n.. . , •
Ihe oaitr on* be:ng fine iC arni go d t. . »# t*
i*rpi<i#ed rul y i v r v- *: •; n- -I * w„
ar. a c:ra *• tirrej.jt.e I* e • ur»•1. ▼ »{*
craved. j»er ■ i#r uf 'a ».!••!« f / -i •. ?.i- ; i
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hi :*.v. Addre#»
lUTRAKD M;.*.- 1 Co..
• r .? Is.” LT
feb7w€ Ccr. Vim i and Jor>r. ..N« a lur#
S. HAItKIS.
*.\»rr>er .Vnr# ftn'i tht wi
r Larat\ il L r .
WHOLESALE AND RKTAIL l»K WXJi IN
Havana ( l*vn, Tnbarco. Hook., Sta.
tlonrry, CuIIrrj, Playing Canlt,
Vaukrc Mollona, Fruit., Urern
auilUrlcd, .\uu and (audio,
»I f.»s TttXCleCO fi ,rrs
Alto.ri'criret Ur errry Su vn.er U.<i »:>»! At;«r.i'c
»r.<!tii"fp,iiNVv.r.s;,M, M r * 5 i,*.d I*. ,' .
r»’., ai,d lh* WKKKI.V CAL1F0KMA M.lVrl'A-
I'tllS and UACiA/.INM. M,T-8.a
AUCTION SALE!
Account Coniignees.
be- r~hr given that the Vdnwtrjr arl!-
a' '.ici v be Mil! be < f5re o' WRLI.S, KAHUO
A CO . in this r w on PalordHT, the 7.h day o' Ke»»-
ruary next, it !•* o’c’ock a. m Tbe lame are to be
sold to pay charges U r forwa d aj? a-id for Horag* :
an* c. tfi, sam*. 5 or cwxjtau
Rule B'anke s Acre# k Dio., R R
Package A gas
Package Duoker, I). C.
Bundle Dtide.J. T.
Pa«-kNg«..., hrai k iia«i.<ns
Package bi’ss. Oen. P.
box Bryant, Jas. O.
Ro'l bianlets Dates, B. K.
Package CUTk, J- A.
Package tt'ltfrk. J. Q A.
1 un Coni, I*. J.
B ack bag and buna e blaake.s I)n>e H. C.
Package Drama, r Ironpe
Packnge Fish. C. A.
T wo Cases Fi.ch, Thomas
Basket Hows d. M a# Carrie
Package Hacked. J C.
Package Jncaeon, W. 3.
Package Johnson. Jane
Blankets Ktrr.J. W.
Carpet Eag I yuo. Geo. T
bundle ...Lame, D.
Parcel Lauren, J. D.
Parcel and Box Murphy, Sargent
black bag McKinley, B. F.
Trunk Meyer, Mrs. Mary
Parcel Montague, C.
Black Bag O’Brien, M.
Package Pedroli, Natalie
Package Post, A. V V.
Package Rouse, C. 8.
Box and Package Radford k Cabot
Package Kaud.C. W.
Bundle... Rush, 1. S.
Package St. aide. Jas.
Package Shepherd, W.
Parcel Scanlin, Mary
Carpet Bag and Boots Spencer, John
Bundle Tuttle, W H.
Package Wagner. H.
Black Bag Willetts, Jos.
Saddle Watkns.R.G.
Package Waldeck, H.
Iron Wheel Webber k Miller
Package Yung. Yune
Five Black Bags Unknown Owners
WELI.3, FARGO k CO.,
Prr Ibko. F. Tract, Agent.
Placcrville, January 19, !S*GS.—ja?4is
(Htgailancous atitertrsing.
ElOHTH ANNUAL BALL
Hope Hook anti (.adder Co.
rvMtE KIOHTil ANNUAL HALL of Hope Hook
I and I.adder CV, No. 1, o' this city, will be gly
cnJ» U'Jtinr of the anniversary of Washington's
U Mh'Ujr, on Friday evening, February 10th, IMF,
at Confidence Pavilion.
comm; ires or AtsAimnm: 4 • 2
W. Meadows, !>. D. Johns, 0. M. Oosdtf
P. SF'berman, H. W. A. Worthen, A. Kahn,
J. Reding.on, T. H. Cunningham, L. Wolf,
licimns rrmsima:
0. MConUee. P. S Iberman, J. J. Reynolds
II. W. A. Worthen, W. Meadows.
ru»n masagim:
J T. C. Canoingham, Asm Eaten
«% No Invitation cards will be issued. All ladja#
and gentlemen are respect fully invited to attend.
TICKETS TflRKI DOLLARS.
Placervllle, January 24th, 1962 —id
£
FOB SALS!
ONE OF THE FTOEBT
RANCHES IHf THE STATE!
IN the vlr'nlty nJ Cu!«nu», formerly owned he
Mrs C M RODERTMIN, containing 1U aerwn.
in one entire sneloswrw and onder flat enhivatSow,
00,000 GRAPE VINES AJFD 1,500
FRUIT trees;
All nf the choicest varieties, mostly bearing ; a‘an. a
I.UHJINif IIOOF.. I.A ROC BAHN. and other 1«.
pToeetuevw*. %\\ t»t \V»e best kvnd.
fl.l 'rg ne to the ranch is a Dlteh, evpptyteg
,ab«ip A . .'>• w?j-rfor *t all ram.il
fl-ng fi the road to Washoe, the demand fas
■ .i■: o tint market will rapidly enhance the rates
of this P-. |H>. y
TKUMr*—<>• •• third, rash; balance, en long tteaw.
IV For furi .tr part.oulars, apply le
Jr
JAIIE9 H. LATHAM,
Sacrament*.
HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS I
The undersigned has Just re
ceived a fifth assortment of
<.KA 1SS FIKM* AND 6AIMN ,
<KKl»P, of the growth ef IMS,
Con- s.i: g n part of the very beet
WHITE DUTCH CLOVER,
AMERICAN RED CLOVER,
TIMOTHY and HUNGARIAN
GraM, a: 1 a great rare./ of GARDEN BERM,
too numerous to mention.
- . w very brat TOPOMONg, a’i ef wh ch he
• t a- at *!i lr«a!e or r»ta at Pan Franciaee
8. HARRIS,
- V . n sirett at i Plasi, PodoBre Hu. d'af,
‘.'Pro Place rriJte.
COLOMA GARDENS.
«* & m
r F F u • • * • I ! a« u n hand and for sale, at tee
I .. J .. .. t
330 000 Foreign Orspe Cuttings, 9 feet
m Leng.b,
(’ « * 1 - t •' t' -ee v*r P*" r(V * of whleh were
he r:»er Rl :ne , T.YouO Catawb*.aed
- cf 1 ard 2 yeare growth, of aQ
* ' a* - • Far.. * r*«h
M IKTIN ALLHOPF.
' < l. Nov atlL. l^.-lf
i.. st iDtn a co.,
r-N- »* T 1 • i r. *ejrn A co. )
PKAf.KlcF IN
I i *>»«■«!., Trrris. Etc.,
■ (err. * J and ill. Parra ceals.
* r *" « 1 ‘ * .' i» a the eor: n r v. at
jtnlla*!
' •-*c: '<v:m.e ,ni irACHAMSirro
VALLEY KAILUOAD.
&
[?7
F< b : • / 7 ft.
. * her* tv g ren that there
« e r fre ».f«r a holders
i - *e ar.d S*f r arar nto
k -U C< /penj” t*!d at the
r ff e Coo/y ef EJ Do
* ■» * r *>. nt Boturday,
3. s; »t:if o'clock M . for
’ r >-,w» for the Ccwpacy.
✓ I» n-s
<M.M \ SQUEE9.
4 y - - ip V.X LCs.
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• *- : .;*t i at iIat <>Acs ml the
Cuy -• I a* ei v.:ie. w.tV.n thirty
. - A V • • 11 r»I ; *re renweeted to
i v f.«« i - h.» -c :v, t i i;e. or eweh oo>
5- OL p!»y n >4 i tne maaaer
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Opposite the PostofRce,
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Colton’s War Map, a topographical map of
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Bancroft’p War Map. with the Frederick a*
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