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THE EMPIRE COUNTY ARGUS.
tia~ CITRLK BROTHERS, Third street, Sacramento, are our authorised Agents for that city. All order?, for this paper, left in their charge, will be promptly attended to. MR. JAMES C. DUNCAN, at the Bookstore of Re count A Strong, San Francisco, trill act as Agent for tho Argus. All orders for this office left with him, will be promptly attended to. MR. 1). G. WA1.1 'liON, is our authorised Agent for this county. J. Q. 1 ,A DUE. Esq,, will act ns agent for the Argus, at Mamaluke Hill. Messrs. Pickering ,V Bradshaw arc authorized to act as Agents for the A'gns in Plaecn ille. Porsous subscribing nt their Nows Ucnot, Main Street., will have their papers left at their residence or place of business, free of charge. MAOIST K ATKS BLANKS of all kinds, Attachments, f'uby.o'nns. Executions, Ac., Arc., constantly on hand and for sale at this office. Column : Saturday, Dcccmbrr IT, 1853. SENATORIAL QUESTION. Much lias been said and written on this subject: nearly all of the Democratic Journals of the State have entered the field in the discussion of it. The people arc also, at this time, canvassing the policy of electing an U. S. Senator at the approaching session of the Legislature, for the term commencing with the expiration of the present, in March '55, and now filled by the lion. Wm. M. Gwin. Much feeling so much so that the policy of an imme diate election, is an absorbing topic of conversation. Our foreign relations, domestic interests and pe culiar situation and wants serve to heighten and give additional importance to it at the present time. A good, wise, and economical administration of public affairs is ever to be desired, and never more likely to be secured than when the masses carefully note the course of events, and sonrchingly scrutinize the conduct of their servants. It is therefore, truly gratifying to witness the deep interest manifested among all classes in relation to this important mat ter. This deep rooted concern betokens a growing and abiding attachment to the future prospects of California and of our common country. That there is a marked division in public senti ment, and in the ranks of the Democratic party should not be disguised. Therefore the question of an election at the approaching session of the Legislature may, perhaps, fairly be considered as one of expediency. The advocates of an immediate election have, now, and hitherto, assigned many reasons in favor, while the opponents of the meas ure urge strenuously their views in opposition. So that now, not only the people, but the Democratic Press, stand at least divided, if not very nearly equal on the issue. That an election, or the postponement of it to a future session, will occasion many severe heart-burn ings wo make no doubt, tint the great interests of our country demand that the private ambition of aspirants, or the schemes of those already in power, should have little weight in the decision of the Leg islature. Harmony and unity of feeling in the ranks of the Democratic party, should be especially cultivated. Any and every thing,calculated to produce discord studiously avoided. Wo believe that we represent the views of the Democracy of F.l Dorado correctly, when we say that they will cheerfully acquiesce in an election at the approaching session, if made in good feeling, and without engendering dissensions : otherwise, we say decidedly, they are opposed to it. We arc informed that the Neptune Hose Company and the Ilook and Ladder Company of Placerville, will be in attendance at the Firemen's Festival, to be given in this place on the 21st inst. The gay uniforms of the different companies will add much to the attractions of the Ball. Our Fire men are making great preparations, and if the weather proves favorable a large and brilliant com pany will be in attendance, and it will unquestion ably prove the largest, gayest, most fashionable and agreeable Ball ever given in the mines. Attempt to break Jan..— On Sunday night last the prisoners confined in jail awaiting trial, a Ger man named Smith, “Bob'’ a reckless and hardened youth, and another prisoner whose name we did not learn, made a daring but unsuccessful attempt to break jail. “Bob" forced open his cell door, as sisted the others to open the doors of the cells where they were confined, and the three together then succeded in opening four other doors. The fifth and outer door resisted all their efforts. Fortunate ly the keeper started up early in the morning with their breakfast and discovered what they had been doing. “ Bob'’ very innocently observed that some “ outsiders” had attempted to break in, but he had discovered their object in time to defeat it. The Sheriff, as soon as he was informed of the attempt, had them put in irons. The jail is an old, weak, insecure building, wholly unfit for its present use, and. should either be fitted up or a strong new one built. This subject has en gaged the attention of several Grand Juries, all of which made reports recommending the building of a new one. From some unaccountable cause those reports have never been acted upon. We know not at whose door the fault lies, but that some one is to blame all will admit. We earnestly hope the matter will be attended to. and that speedily. Hu. J. F. Mouse, formerly one of the editors of the Sacramento Union, and a writer of aek iowI edged ability, ami the Messrs. Warren, propose publishing on the first of January an Agricultural paper, to be called the California Farmer. Agri culture and Horticulture are becoming important interests in our State, and a paper devoted exclu sively to their devclopomcnt will doubtless meet with great encouragement. The Farmer will be issued weekly and furnished to subscribers at $8 per annum. Subscriptions received at the store of Warren & Son, San Francisco. Rich but ,\ot Extensive Digoings.—A few days ago one of our citizens had occasion to re move an old shanty that had been standing on Main street since ’41), and was used in those primitive days for a store. Some of the boys pros-j pected the dirt, and obtained as high as six dollars to the pan. The news of new rich diggings having been discovered spread like fire on a prairie, but before a large number could got claims the pay dirt Had vanished, and the excitement subsided. The Weather. —The weather is now fine, and the roads good. Monday night last, grand ar rangements were made for a storm, but the Clerk altered his miud, gave us a few severe gusts of wind, overturned several trees, and “ dried up." New Post-Office Wanted and Needed.—A largo number of the citizens of Pilot Hill aro circu lating petitions, which have been numerously sign ! ed, for the purpose of having a Post Office establish ed at that place. In the immediate neighborhood of Pilot Hill are a large number of miners and set tlers. and their nearest Post Office is nine miles dis tant, a distance altogether too great for them to travel weekly to get their letters and papers. It subjects them to great inconvenience and unneces sary expense, and should be remedied at once. The mail line of stages from Sacramento to Georgetown passes through their town daily, and i arrangement could be effected with the contractors, without much additional expense, to carry a daily or weekly mail to Pilot Hill. Our citizens have had frequent occasions to complain of the inexcu sable carelessness or negligence of the Post Office Department in furnishing them mail facilities, and it is proper that our Delegation in Congress im press upon the mind of the Post Master General the necessity that exists, especially in the mines of hav ing Post Offices established at suitable points and convenient distances from mining localities. We have been patient under grievances that might have caused serious disturbances in older States, but our forbearance must not be construed into an in difference upon the subject. We admit that the expense of carrying the mails in California is much greater than in the other States, but it is a poor reason for neglecting to establish offices. We are entitled to them, and if the Post Master General desires to subserve the interests of the public and gain the approbation of the people of California, he will not hesitate a moment in granting all petitions of a similar nature that ho may receive. Mameluke Hill. —Through our attentive cor respondent residing at Mameluke Hill , we have been furnished with data of a reliable character con nected with the mining operations of that rich lo cality. Mameluke Hill is in the immediate vicinity of Georgetown, in this county. There may be seen the persevering spirit of the California miner , en countering difficulties almost superhuman. Unaided by largo capital works have been and aro still un dertaken, requiring a vast outlay of bone and mus cle. Our readers will note that the first thing to be done there, is to begin removing a thin layer of earth, when solid rock is encountered, through which a tunnel is driven by blasting the rock at every step until the basin within the hill is readied. In the progress of the work the rock is frequently of great hardness, so hard that one inch per hour is considered good work, but varying in the degree of hardness in different portions of the hill. Six men of thorough experience working off and on night and day, with a free use of drills and powder, will make on an average twenty feet per week. Tunnels with a single track for cars are usually cut five feet by six, for double tracks eight feet by eight. We annex a list of some of the principal tunnels with distance from the mouth into the basin of the hill, and cost of construction. The disparity in cost per foot is occasioned by difficulties encountered in some and not existing in others. We intend at a future day to publish a table embracing all the tunnels of the Hill, their cost and whole length of track used in working, with a detailed account of the methods of mining. One of the oldest tunnels is the Bay State, 5G0 feet long, and costing §0,000 ; Washington, 500 feet, §6,000 ; Kiser & Pollard's, 360 feet, §4,500; Bed Ilock Company. 250 feet, §5.000 : Antelope, 300 feet, not completed, §4,000 expended; Union No. 1, 680 feet, §20,000; El Dorado, 440 feet, §8,000 : Empire, 700 feet, §6,000: Independent, 540 feet. §14,000: Golden Gate, 300 feet, §4,800, and the Porcupine, Slain Top, Patterson, Union No. 2, P. P. Tunnel, Wisconsin, Jenny Lind, Klipstino & Kiser's, Ed wards k Co. and several others. A few claims are wrought with shafts varying from one hundred feet and upwards in depth. When the basin of the hill is reached the labor of the miner is then only fairly commenced. Water, ledges of reek and cement so hard as to almost defy a drill, are met with. It is all work and no play, but the Hill is rich. Go and examine it, reader, and sec if you like the fun of Mameluke mining. Murder near Fiddletown. —A Mexican named Pablo Masa killed Jose Mader, on the 11th instant, three miles west ofFiddletown. A woman was the cause of the difficulty. The murdered man lived long enough to give his testimony against the accused. Masa was immediately arrested and ex amined before Justice Phelps of Fiddletown, and committed to jail. These arc all the particulars we could gather. Movements of the Celestials. —A large num ber of these almond-eyed gentry, who were at work on the rivers until the last rains, have selected Greenwood for their winter quarters. They have rented eight or ten stores and tv\*> of the principal hotels, the New World and Empire , and have open ed their gambling saloons a In American. Some of them are quite tastefully furnishefl. The creeks and ravines in that neighborhood are literally thronged with John Chinamen. Mining. —Every body knows that gold is scat tered everywhere almost, about Coloma, Placerville, Georgetown, Jolmtown, Kelsey’s, Gold Hill, Cold Springs, Diamond Springs, in short in every gulch and ravine and on every hill-side and hill-top in El Dorado county; but miners are now driven from the rivers, and in the dry diggings there is no ade quate supply of water. Miners however are put ting up the longest and biggest kind of sluices, and when water does come the gentlemanly agents of Adams & Co. and Wells. Fargo & Co. may rest as sured of doing a nimble busincs. Go and See. —If you want to buy auy thing to eat, drink or w ear, or any thing else, from a horse nail to a church-steeple, go into Tryon’s Store op posite the American House. If you desire any more, go into the Ohio Store, where you will find every thing and a little more, and then to Plant’s, where you can be suited exactly, at all times, for the cash. Deputy Clerk. —It affords us infinite satisfaction to announce that A. D Waldron, an excellent Clerk and worthy Democrat, has received the appointment of Deputy Clerk under A. St. Clair Denver. There are few better qualified, and none more worthy of the post than our friend Asa. Filial Affection. —From the Oswego Palladium | we clip the following extraordinary advertisement. Just read it and see what an affectionate mortal re- j sides over the mountains. The heart-stricken son is anxious to discover the whereabouts of his father and mother, as well as that of his brother, and in his overflowing affection offers the following mag nificent reward, which will no doubt open both the ears and eyes of the denizens of the country bordering on the great Lakes. Here is a chance for a fortune, sure ! Read it. $5.00 REWARD. INFORMATION WANTED of the whereabouts * of my parents, John and Dorcas Locy ; also, of my brother, John Locy, Jr., all of whom I left in Oswego county, twenty years ago. Any person sending the desired information to my Post Office address, will confer a great favor —and will receive the above named reward. Troy, Oakland Co., Mich. LORENZO LOCY. Now, John Locy; Jr. may be in this country.— If so, just speak out and relieve that affectionate brother of yours, and obtain your proportion of the reward, one dollar and sixty-six cents ; the balance must be reserved for the discovery of the parents. A valuable family this! We freely give Lorenzo Locy this space in our columns, and recommend him to procure a strengthening plaster, or his filial feelings may overcome him altogether. Read! Read!! —We cut the following from a New York paper. Peruse the morsel: “ A young woman named Young, was arrested one day last week, at Ogdensburg, on a charge of attempting to starve a little niece. The evidence sustained the charge and the woman was held to bail in the sum of one hundred dollars, and the child rescued from the fiend.” “ Attempting to starve a little niece.” “ Evi dence sustained the charge,” and held to bail in the sum of one hundred dollars ! A great people live over on the shores of Lake Ontario. One hundred dollars is about the price of a fifteenth rate horse hero. No wonder Rail Road accidents and explo sions, destroying tho limbs and lives of hundreds, go unpunished. Wonderful exploit! rescued the child, and turned loose a “fiend.” Pay up your bond, Madam Young, and just starve the penny of ficials of Ogdensburg to death. They richly deserve the punishment, for placing so low an estimate on the life of a child. Verily, a dollar is certainly as largo as r, cart wheel in the eyes of that people, no manner of doubt about it. £ry“ Adams & Co. will accept our thanks for letters, packages and other favors. David Mahony has received the nomination from the Democratic County Convention of San Francisco for Senator, in place of Hon. S. Brannan, resigned. Of course he will be elected. D, V. Gates, a young tragedian of considerable ability, has been giving exhibitions in different parts of our county with considerable success. On Tues day night last, quite a crowd attended his exhibi tion in this place. Other engagements prevented us from attending, but wc learn from those that were present that he gave general satisfaction, and a hope was expressed that lie would soon return and again give his delineations. Si iriDE. — Early on Sunday morning last, in Diamond Springs, Joseph W. Bradley, a young man of irreproachable character, put an end to his exis tence by shooting himself through the head with a pistol. lie was Secretary and Treasurer of the corporation of Bradley, Berdan and Co., and it is supposed that intense application to business caused a momentary aberration of intellect, and produced the melancholy suicide. His death cast a gloom over the whole town. A number of friends deeply sympathise with the bereaved parents. We have two of the finest livery stables in the mines, and the gentlest, swiftest and easiest go ing horses. It'is a luxury to back one of them in this bracing season, arid roam over hill and dale in search of game, which is found in our mountains in abundance. Billy or George will supply you with an animal that will suit you admirably. 565”' We have on file for publication a piece of poetry headed “ California." We mislaid the man uscript and did not find it until too late for this week's issue. It will appear in our next. • We are under obligations to Wells, Fargo & Co., for numerous favors during the week. A Chance for a Bargain. —Mr. Rothstein ad vertises for sale the “ Buckeye Exchange, - ’ in Green wood. The house is a fine ono and doing an excel lent business. Sec advertisument. The Pacific Railroad Surveying Party. —The San Diego correspondent of the Alla, furnishes the following interesting intelligence: Wc have some account of the movements of the Pacific Railroad surveying party, the escort to which, under Lieut. George Stoneman, arrived on Sunday last, and encamped at the Mission San Diego. The dragoons, forty in number, who form the escort, are in excellent health, and their animals all in fine con dition. The escort left two parties in the field who have now nearly completed their labors. One un der Lieutenant Williamson, commanding the survey, is now at the Colorado river, and may be expected to arrive here about the 15th ; while that under the direction of Lieut. Parke, is engaged in a survey of the San Luis river from its source. We learn that the survey has been conducted with the utmost accuracy and fidelity, and that a new' and perfect map of the whole country surveyed and explored, will be constructed to accompany Lieut. Williamson's report, and that the measurements were sufficiently minute to give the profile of every pass and obstacles on the route, so that the proper grade of the track for a railroad can be at once de termined. Such a contribution to the geographical and topographical knowledge of our State and coun try is invaluable, even if the coveted railroad is not built on the southern route. The country between the Tulara valley and the Colorado and Gila rivers has never before been so thoroughly explored, and the vicinity of the Mohave river, hitherto unknown, is now examined and surveyed from its source in the coast range, near the Cajon to its final disappear ance in a sand lake in the desert. The Mint. —The machinery for the United States Minffat San Francisco was brought out in the clip per Trudeu'irul , and it is expected will be in full operation by the 1st of January, and competent to coin §100,000 daily, it will be located near the old Assaying establishment of Moffat k Co., on the corner of Montgomery and Commercial streets. [Union. Deserved Compliment. —The Alta calls John Conness, of El Dorado, the Joseph Hume of Califor nia.—Slate Journal. Xntn MrlligrnrE. District Court. Cases and proceedings in the District Court of El Dorado County, at the November Term, 1853, since the report in our last number. John D. Galbraith vs. Ilarry Hcustis.—Dismissed at plaintiff's cost. Lucy A. Howe vs. John W. M. Howe.—Verdict in favor of plaintiff' for divorce, and order for the equal division of property. Geo. Calderwood and Abel Mentser vs. P. Shot tenkirk and others. —Continued to next term of Court. A. J. Marshall vs. O. 15. Wescott and others. — Sheriff's return amended, and defendant allowed to file an answer. Cause continued to next term of Court. David P. Bassett vs. William McNulty - -Defend ant's demurrer overruled, and no further order made in the case. B. R. Nickerson, appellant, vs. Cardwell & Brock, respondents. —Dismissed for want of appellate ju risdiction. L. Bradley and others vs. P. Perkins and A. Ab bott.—Same order. Wm. Knox and others vs. Louis Gould. —Same order. John Barren vs. Bradley, Berdan & Co.—Judg ment for $400 and costs, 'for plaintiffs, by agree ment of parties. J. S. Holbrook vs. O. N. Morse. —The jury not being able to agree were discharged, and cause continued to next term ofCourt. Bradley, Berdan & Co. vs. H. M. Jones and oth ers.—Cause continued to nqgt term of Court by agreement of parties. * The People vs. Peter C. Baker. —Continued to next term of Court, by agreement of parties. Wm. Frazier vs. Jas. A. Board and others. —Set- tled and injunction made perpetual, by agreement of parties. Costs against plaintiff. JohnG. Carpenter, appellant, vs. Patrick Calla han, respondent. — Dismissed for want of appellate jurisdiction. The above report, with an unimportant order or two. touching one of the cases, closes the term of the District Court—the longest and most important term, perhaps, which has ever been held in El Do rado county. Business is undoubtedly increasing, as well in the number of cases, as the amounts in controversy. In our next number some of the interesting points of decision will be reported, which have arisen in the cases. The legal opinions of our popular and able District Judge, perhaps the ablest in the State, has had a tendency to settle many points of interest originating in the peculiar tenure by which prop erty is held and labor rewarded in this mountain ous region, and we promise, as opportunity offers, to give them to the public. Correspondence of the Argus. Spanish Fi.at, Dec. 0th, 1853. Messrs. Editors : —We are sorry to state that one of our number was taken suddenly from amongst us, on the 3rd inst.. a very worthy man and good citizen, his name was Price. Being missed from his cabin in the morning, no suspicion was excited un til the next day, as he was in the habit of absenting himself at times, but on not seeing his fire at nigh t and no smoke in the morning, search was made and he was found buried in his claim in which lie had been drifting, perfectly dead. He must have died a hard death, from suffocation. He was quite doubled up: and his face, from the superincumbent weight of dirt, was much disfigured and pressed flat to the earth. Memento mori. “ In the midst of life, we are in death.” He has passed from us in the bloom of manhood, and already the sear and yellow leaf is falling on his grave. CONTRIBUTOR. IMPORTANT FROM LOWER CALIFORNIA. I The Buttle of Let Pas—Lower California declared a Republic — Col. 11 in. Walker declared President. We extract the following correspondence from the San Diego Herald of the 3d: Head Qiautehs Keitblic Lower California, > November 7th, 1853. J On the morning of the 15th of October, we sailed with the First Independent Battalion for Lower Cal ifornia. The cominand consisted of 45 men. Our voyage was a prosperous one to Capo St. Lucas, where w r e landed on the 28tii of October. Here we gained some little information of importance, and proceeded on our journey to La l’az. On the 3d day of November our vessel cast anchor opposite thotown. A party were ordered by Col. Walker to laud, take possession of the town, and secure the person of the Governor—Lieut. Gilman command ing the party. In less than thirty minutes the town was taken and the Governor secured. We then hauled down the Mexican llag in front of the Gov ernor's house, proclaimed the Independence of Lower California, and our flag floated triumphantly where but a few minutes previous that of Mexico waved in supposed security. Our men, provisions and mu nitions of war were now landed, the town fortified, and Col. Walker entered upon his duties as Presi dent of the Republic of Lower California. Here we remained until Sunday the Oth, when the President determined to remove the seat of Gov ernment to St. Lucas. In accordance with this de termination we re-embarked, taking with us Ex- Governor Espanosa and the public documents.— Shortly after our embarkation a vessel came into port, having on board Col. Robollero, who was sent by the Government of Mexico to supersede Ex-Gov ernoa Espanosa. A small detachment was dispatch ed to bring Col. Robollero on board our vessel. This order was promptly executed. About an hour after this occurrence, a party was sent on shore to pro cure wood, and while in the act of returning to their boats they were fired upon by a large party. Thus commenced the first action. The party consisted of but six men, who retired to the vessel under a heavy fire of musketry without losing a man. In the meantime a fire was opened upon the town with our ordnance, which was kept up until Col. Walker landed with thirty men, when the fighting became general. From the time of landing until the close of the action, (a signal de feat of the enemy), was about one hour and a half. The enemy's loss was six or seven killed and several wounded. Our men did not receive so much as a wound. '11ms ended the battle of La Pax, crowning our efforts with victory, releasing Lower California from the tyrannous yoke of declining Mexico, and estab lishing a new republic. Our men are all in line health and spirits, and are as noble and determined a body of men as were ever collected together. 'Lite officers who compose the Government are as follows : William Walker, President of the Republic of Lower California. Frederic Emory, Secretary of State. John M. Jernagin, Secretary of War. Howard H. Snow, Secretary of Navy. Charles II. Gilman, Captain of Battallion. John McKibbin, 1st Lieutenant. Timothy Crocker, 2nd Lieutenant. Samuel Ruland, 3d Lieutenant. Wm. P. Mann, Captain of Navy, A. Williams, 1st Lieutenant of Navy. John Grundall, 2d Lieutenant of Navy. Our Government has been formed upon a firm and sure basis. We arrived at St. Lucas on Tuesday, November 8th. On the morning of the Oth, the Mexican Cut ter Garrea cruised off the Cape; our appearance was so formidable she deemed “ prudence the bet ter part of valor," hauled to, and gave us the slip. In the morning our troops again embarked for En senada. where the President contemplates establish ing the seat of government for the present. PROCLAMATION. ISSUED ON THE THIRD DAY OE NOVEMBER, 1853. The Republic of Lower California is hereby de clared Free, Sovereign and Independent, and all al legiance to the Republic of Mexico is renounced for ever. Decree 1—7th inst: All duties, whether exports or imports, are hereby* abolished. Decree No. 2 —7th inst: From and after this date, the Civil Code, and Code of Practice of the State of Louisiana, shall be the rule of decision and the law of the land in all the Courts of the Republic to be hereafter organi zed. Nothing, however, in this decree, shall be construed so ns to make it an organization of the Courts of the Republic. WILLIAM WALKER, President of Lower California ■ Frederic Emory, Secretary of State. Actual Hostilities. —We learn from a man of high character, says the Courier, who is is resident of San Diego, that actual hostilities betw een the party of Fillibustcrs, under Walker, and the- Lower Californians have actually taken place.— There is no definite intelligence as to the precise nature of the battle, and the number of lives lost by each party: but that a battle has taken place, or rather a skirmish, is unquestionably true. Flying reports new in circulation arc no doubt intended more for effect than to give the exact state of affairs between the two parties. The smoke and confusion which now hangs over this affair will soon be re moved. and we have no doubt that a complete and authentic report will be presented to the public.— Until then we shall await the arrival of the next steamer from below. DEPARTURE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION!! 250 REPUBLICANS SAILED!! ! This morning, says tho Times and Tranecript ol Tuesday last, we are called upon to announce tho departure of a second expedition bound for the “ Republic of the Two Stars.” Between half-past nine and twelve o'clock last evening, parties of from two to six men each might have been seen wending their way “down town,” I with blanket bundles under their arms or on th°ir backs, and rifles in their hands. Their destination was of course evident. They seemed to make no se cret of their departure, although they passeed along the streets very silently, and had little to say to ac quaintances who might meet them, except here and there a word or two in an under tone. They seem ed to be remarkably ignorant outlie name of the ves sel they were to sail in, where she was bound for, the number going, or when she was to start. Arrived at tho end of Clay street Wharf, one might have seen two vessels moored, one outside of the other. Tho outer one was evidently the object of interest. She was a dingy looking bark, deeply laden, her decks covered with barrels of provisions, etc., etc. Grudully the crowd of Republicans, with their ; intimate friends, gathered about her decks and the [ end of the wharf. 'The little cabin held a continuous ! ly replenished crowd of six or eight (as many as J could get in at a time) while wishes for good fortune, I farewells and “something warm” passed the rounds. About midnight, two carts of ammunition—rifles, powder, ko.— reached the end of tho wharf, and were backed up to a gangway plank. All seemed in exce 1 nt spirits, and two lines were formed across the deck of the intermediate vessel, to “ pass the pickies” on board. A short time afterwards, Jack I and Barney and Tom, and sundry others, were call ed out to go up the wharf and bring down the rifles belonging to Company B. At last every thing was on board, and all were ready for depature, Friends shook hands, and bid good bye, fifty times a-piecc; and as the crowd gathered, and there appeared to be no show of resistance on the part of the author ities, Federal or State, all grew more confident of a successful departure, and with confidence came noise. Nothing was now detaining them but the appear ance of the steamer Thomas Hunt, which had been chartered to tow- the craft, with her freight of “ glory,” out to the heads. At five minutes after one, her lights displayed themselves as she rounded the end of Pacific wharf, and approached the sconce of excitement and hope. The steamer crept slowly alongside, and her hawsers were made fast to tho bark! A delay of fifteen minutes followed, to allow time for the fifty-first grip of the hand, and “ good luck to you, old boy,” and for the stragglers who were singing a song at the nearest bar-room, to get on board. T'he order was then given to let go the bow and stern lines; the ominous bell of the steamer was heard ringing from the engine room ; the escaping steam was shut off ; the paddles commenced moving and the two crafts swept gallantly oft'. First there came three cheers for the new Republic from those left behind, followed by three and a “tyger,” from the hive of human beings on the deck ot the bark, closed by indiscriminate shoutings and cheers. The bark that took the party is called the Anita, and she is bound for the locus in quo of President Walker's men. Sno is 235 tons burthen, and what her registered name is we cannot say. She carries provisions sufficient to last two hundred men ninety days. She also has on board two thousand three hundred pounds of powder: balls enough to supply each man with eight hundred, and six hundred caps apiece for each man. She also has two pieces of ordnance and shells, to aid in effecting a landing should force be necessary, on reaching Guay mas. On board arc three organised companies, and two companies that are not organised. The battalion is commanded by Col. 11. P. Watkins. Company A consists of sixty men commanded by Capt. Cuttrell; Company B of fifty men. commanded by Capt. Geo! R. Davidson; Company C, of forty-eight men, com manded by Capt I). 51. Chauncey. In addition to which arc about one hundred men on board, making in all about 250. Each man is armed with a rifle bowie-knife and pistol; and the expedition left in the highest of spirits. There are forty berths on board, each capable of holding three men, the re mainder will have to get along the best way they can. We have neglected to say that Mr. Emory the Secretary of State of the new Republic, went passenger, that the vessel could not possibly get oft' without two men falling overboard, and that tho volunteers composing the different corps appeared, as a general thing, to be such as are needed at the present crisis. The lateness of the hour precludes further remark. San Jose Railroad.—A largo auction house in San Francisco, says the Union, for the sale of real estate, in advertising property for sale on the l'ulgas Ranch, stated us an inducement to purchasers, that “the railroad to San Jose runs directly through this property, making it a very desirable investment for those of our citizens who wish to secure a villa resi dence during the summer months.” But such a road has no existence only in talk. It is true that Eddy s new Map of California has a black line drawn from San f rancisco to San Jose, and under which is printed “ Railroad Line,” An other black line, straight as the edge of a double jointer, over hill and dale, connects Stockton and Sonora, and another line leading from Benicia over the hills and tide marshes to Marysville, having sim ilar descriptions. Those who purchase property upon the l’ulgas Ranch, will, without doubt, know when the road through their property will be com pleted, and we will endeavor to apprise our readers of the completion of the radroad from the port of entry to Marysville, should it be done in our day, and it not, wdl strongly impress upon our successor the importance of his performin'* the