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THE PLACER HERALD.
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Joseph Walkap, Chairman Plains. B. F. Myres. Secretary Auburn. 11. Fitzsimmons. Treasurer, Auburn. B. K. Davis, Ophir. A. P. K. Salford Yankee Jim. J. A. Hill Gobi Hill. E. L. Bradley Dutch Flat. Thomas Woods Rattlesnake Bar. Wm. R, Olden Green Valley. AUBURN. NOVEMBER 3. 1855. The County Indebtedness and the Remedy. The present aspect of our county affairs is sufficiently gloomy to set the interested citi zen at work in devising ways and means to liquidate the debt .and provide permanently for the future. With but little public property, no bridges, or a mile of highway constructed at county expense, with a revenue that we might con sider magnificent, wo are nevertheless in volved at this time in a county debt of about one hundred thousand dollars, and this in connection with the fact that the revenue derived from the tax on foreign miners is daily decreasing at a rapid rate, renders our financial affairs truly alarming. Our scrip is valueless almost. Something must be done, or the machinery of government stops. It is not our province at this time to say to whom the fault lies for this state of affairs. Without doubt individuals might be justly charged with some blame if an investigation were instituted into the causes, but we ap prehend the great evil is rooted in the cum brous machinery of our system of courts. For present purposes we have heard but one reraedv. and that seems to present itself to every mind, as the most practicable mode of relief. Wo allude to the practice so com mon in corporate bodies of the kind —the funding system. This may be considered a bitter pill to swallow, but it is the best rem edy we have heard suggested. If, however, the policy established by our Legislature in relation to the mass of the foreign miners, from whom our revenue has been drawn, shall be persisted in, we cannot expect anything more to result from funding than the procrastination of the evil day. If our expenses continue as they now are, for ordinary and current purposes, from whence arc we to derive the revenue to sustain us in the future* Certainly, not from the Chi-1 nesel The tax on property and for the dif ferent classes is now as high as the people can afford. Our school and hospital funds cannot be drawn from their present sacred purposes;—they should rather be increased. It must, therefore, be apparent that, some plan must be adopted to materially decrease the current expenses. And now we come upon ground that we feel to be quite uncertain. Reforms are pro verbially slow, but when a plan is presented which clashes with old habits of thought,— prejudices made sacred bvthe usage of many ages, the work becomes the labor of a giant. However, in this matter we have tho in terests not only of this, but all the mountain counties; for whether they are involved at this time as we of Placer are, will not alter their interest in future, if it is apparent that the current revenue is inadequate to meet their current expenses. The same causes ef fect them that do us, and upon this level we meet. Complaints are already made in oth er counties of the alarming decrease in their revenue. In order to reduce these expenses, a thor-; ough change must take place in our judicial system; and we feel certain that no iutelli-; gent lawyer who has resided here for the past I three years, will be found who will not pro-' nounce the existing system a most lame and impotent one, for the circumstances of the people. These courts are so numerous that gentlemen not in the profession are confused with the multiplicity of the classes and sub- j divisions of their jurisdiction. Wo can see no good reason why the Court i of Sessions, County Court and District Court, j should not be combined into one, and placed ; under the charge of a judge corresponding . to the county judge of the county. Wc shall thus dispense with the salary of: one judge—a matter of four or five thou- j sand per year. Keep this court constantly j open at. magistrates courts are now, and it. will then become of more practical benefit to the suitor than the whole three are now. Criminals will not then lay in jail from term •to terra on expense to the community they have so deeply wronged, and the innocent will not suffer in a long imprisonment for a crime thev have never committed. The advantage to the citizen would be, in speedy justice, in not having the business jumbled into a term of from five to ten days duration, where he meets with twenty others in the same state of anxiety and excitement as himself, each with a train of witnesses discontented and grumbling at the “law’s de lav,” and eating out the substauce of the principals in the suit. Each cause would tbcu have its stated day for trial, and witnes ses and jurors would kuow what to depend upon. Make the judge of these courts ox-oflicia judge of the Probate courts, for in the moun tain counties he will have time enough to attend to that too. Another source of cost in the public atlairs of the county and annoyance to the indus trious citizen, is the Grand Jury. This insti tution we derive from our English ancestry. with whom it grew into form and favor as a shield against the corruptions of the Star Chamber Court, and the insolent assump tions of the Crown. Corrupted power ac cused and seized upon the unsuspecting citi zens. placed them in loathsome dungeons, where they remained during the pleasure of the minions of the Throne, or until malice had invented a charge sufficiently potent to carry them through the inquisitional Star ! Chamber to the executioner’s block. The friends, of the victims, were regaled bv the I sight of the head and hands of the dead body upon the city gates, and the estate was for- I foiled to the Crown, whilst the family wore ; sent forth to beg or steal a support. Xo wonder the people sought for some conser vative body, to str id between them and such terrible evils, and -hey found relief in the act of Habeas Corpus, Grand Jury and kindred laws. An individual before ho could be held in such jeopardy must he accused bv his peers, and the substantial citizens of the times, passed in Grand Juries, upon the question of accusation or no accusation before the courts were allowed to try. Two centuries ago it was an institution in dispensable to the English people—it shield ed the innocent, and bared the hack for the lash, ot the guilty; it is a monument to the honor of the stout-hearted commons. Even now it may bo so interwoven with the habits of that people and of the people of many ot the older States of this Union, as to ren der tlie abolishing of it impolitic, on that account. But with the necessities that brought it into use, the existence of the grand jury should have passed away. Transplant ing it to California was impolitic, in our esti mation, and has loaded the people with an irksome duty and a burthensome expense. It is not known to the laws of the State of! Louisiana, and yet justice is meted out to | the satisfaction of her people,—perhaps .as equitable as in any of the States of the Union. If a citizen wishes information upon mat ters of law lie applies to an intelligent law yer, instead of asking the advice of his fel low citizens unlearned in that profession; why not the State do the same? her counsel ors are responsible to the people—instead of, leaving it to an irresponsible grand jury. Abolish this and you relieve the county of a tremendous burthen, brought directly and in directly by this body. Each grand jury is ! attended with a cost of six or eight hundred i dollars, in this county, leaving out of sight the costs of prosecuting untenable indict- . meats. We regret that we have not the sta tistics at hand to illustrate more forcibly the 1 positions we htive taken in this article. The ; County Treasurer informs us that, au exhibit will shortly ho furnished the public, after the i appearance of which we may have something j further to say upon this fruitful theme. It must not he thought that we overlook , the fact, that in order to carry out our. scheme of (as we think) reform, it is neces- i sary to make extensive inroads upon our j Constitution. Experience, we believe, has * taught the people that even that sacred in strument could be remodeled advantageously, j We do not think a convention is needed for | this—let it he done as the present amend ments to it, are now proposed to be effected —economically, quietly, and without convul-1 sion of any sort. * Poverty Bar and Vicinity. The miners at this place (on the Middle Fork of the American), are still at work on the bar, making good wages. A number of river claims below the bar have failed; and we noticed the other day that the miners were taking out their flumes and piling the lumber on (he bank of the stream, out of the reach ol high water. Although some of the claims have proved failures, others have turn ed out rich. One company, who had 1400 yards of the river turned, after working their ground sold it to a company of Chinamen for £9,000. Cromwell A: Co., who worked some forty bands, took out some days as high as 100 ounces. Half a mile above Poverty is Oregon Bar, which is improving and will no doubt make quite a town. Messrs. Shoecraft <k Rust have recently finished a ditch to the place. It takes up the drainage water from the Todd’s Valley ditch and the Spring Garden Ravine. The water is carried along the side of the mountain above the bar, and this will enable the miners to sluice of! the bar in a very con venient manner. Eastward Bound.— Abram Bronk, Esq., called upon us yesterday to say good-bye, previous to leaving for the Atlantic States, where he designs spending the winter months. Mr. B. is one of the pioneers, and dates his residence in Placer from the days of ’4O. No man in the county is more extensively or fa vorably known, and in leaving us for a short time, he will take with him the kind regards of all acquaintances, irrespective of party, lie has served one term in the capacity of County Treasurer, to the satisfaction of the citizens of the county; and at the late elec tion was the Democratic nominee for (he State Senate, and gallantly did he carry the Democratic banner through the contest. lie, however, was defeated, as was the case with many other good men, but his popularity was proven in the fact of his running consid erably ahead of his ticket. We shall bail bis return with pleasure. Placer and Nevada St a or. Link.—The California Stage Company, with their accus tomed enterprise; and attention to the wants ot the traveling public, have placed another line of stages on the road from Auburn to Nevada—leaving here at 7 in the morning and returning from Nevada at 2 iii the after noon—thus enabling passengers from this place, to go to Nevada and back on the same day. This will prove a great accommoda tion to travelers. The company have also made changes in the time of the departure of their coaches from this place, which will he found in their advertisement in another column. We observe that the coaches of the com pany are running very full on all their lines through this place. This is the result of low fares, attentive agents, careful drivers, and good teams and coaches. At the present time eight ot their coaches arrive and depart here daily. There are also several other lines connecting with them here daily. “Dick Dki.av-tiiat."— We publish to-dav a “Hubble ’ from a correspondent, w ho claims to be a regular “old salt." We shall let him speak for himself. In a note to us hesavs: “Although not over 40 years old I have passed most of my time on the Dig Pond and have seen some stirring times and start ling scenes; wrecked, stripped and boarded tor a slaver on the coast of Africa, dismasted, Ac. In tact it ever there wasaluekv hombre tor escapes or scrapes, 1 was one and rnv lack has not turned, although I have stuck live years to old Auburn, in the crack dry diggings." We shall bo pleased to give publicity to Dicks bubbles whenever ho fuels inclined to write them. Back Numbers. It any ot our friends have back numbers ot the Placer Herald , of Volume 3d, issued previous to June Bth, they will confer a favor by sending them to us. Kastkkx Pai’ehs.— Mr. < tberdi vner, of the Auburn Look Store, with ins aeeustoined liberality, has furnished us with boston. New \ork, Laltimore, Cincinnnti and St. Louis papers brought by the Sonora. He has on hand and for sale a full supply of the latest eastern papers and periodicals. Look oct ron them. —As Mr. Gougis, who keeps a bowling alley at Massachusetts Flat, was coining to Auburn on Monday last, when within half a mile of the Franklin House, he was met by two men armed with double barreled shot guns, who demanded his horse, which of course was refused, and G. spurred on, when one of the men deliberately tired at him twice. As he was riding he drew his revolver and returned the fire. Mr. Gougis informs us that one of them wore a very heavy pair of whiskers, and had on a green flannel shirt. r Jhe other one, "ho fired the two shots, wore no whiskers, and had the appearance ot a regular loafer. S3T The Atlantic mail will Hose at the Auburn Post Office this evening. oils, Fargo it Co., have our thanks for attentions during the week. Returned. —Our esteemed friend and fel low citizen, S. T. Feet, Esq., of Michigan Bluff, returned upon the Sonorn. We are pleased to note that during his absence he has thrown off the title of Bachelor and has taken unto himself a wife. Our kind wishes attend him. £■&" Ihe attention of persons wishing to rent or purchase a good tavern stand, is call ed to the advertising columns of our paper. Iho Twenty-Six Mile House is forsale or rent. Isv Pacific Express. —Mr. J. P. Brooks, of the Pacific Express, lays us under many obligations for favors conferred. To him we are indebted for the first delivery of eastern papers by the Sonora , containing the intelli gence of the downfall of Sevastopol. He is always ready to furnish the reading commu nity with the latest papers. iTrt?* Farrell fc Brewster have on hand and for sale prime Ale and Porter. See ad. JPSTS weet, Barney it Co., advertise in to day's Herald their valuable premises, on Wild Goose Flat, for sale. This is a fine opportu nity for investment in a very rich mining lo cality. S3T The communication of our valued correspondent, "Arroya" is unavoidably crowded out this week, hut shall appear in our next. Later from Oregon. A General Indian IVar Apprehended. In our last issue we stated that the com mand of Major Hallar was entirely surroun ded, and it was feared his whole command would be lost. Btu it seems he charged through his enemies and brought his troops off. In the battle and retreat, nearly one-fifth of Major Haller's force was either killed or wounded, and the remainder worn out with fatigue. He was pursued to within a few miles of (he Dallas, and was forced frequent ly to turn and charge upon the Indians. Ihe Indians are in high spirits at their success, and it is feared that there will now be a general rising of all the tribes. On the 11th ult., Gov. Curry called for 1,000 volunteers, and the call was quickly responded to by the people. Some of the companies were tilled up and ready to march on Saturday, the 13th, only two days after the Governor’s proclamation was published. Gov. Curry had established his head quarters at Portland. Every effort was being made to dispatch a strong force immediately to meet the Indians, before the settlements be gin to be assailed. For the Placer Herald. A SALT WATER BUBBLE. HV DICK BELAY-TIIAT. It was at tho close of tlio day in the year 1842, that the barque Olof Bbys was becalm ed in the Straits of Java. We had been trying our best to get through, but light winds and calms were not much in our favor, and as the sun went down, so did our stream anchor, with thirty fathom of chain. There was five islands in sight, and the land as it lay at sunset looked beautiful to our wearied eyes, having bad a long passage from New \ ork. The anehor-wateh was set, and the word was set to look sharp at the land. The night waned on, and nothing disturbed ns but the rouse of the watch, and each came round until it was my turn to watch, from 12 o'clock until one. When I went upon dock the moon was just going down, (and a sailor would as soon see the d—l, as to see the moon sot in squally latitudes.) The moon bore about a point from a large Island, and as I was looking at it I thought 1 saw a dark object. Somebody coming, thought 1, and not alone either. One! two! three!!— nine!!! Proas. Whew! now we arc in for it. They all separated, and all but one was lost in the darkness, and that one was pulling directly for us. Having been in these latitudes before I was satisfied it was time to call the “Shock ing Dick.” Down I goes: “Mr. Brown,” “Hallo, what’s up.” "Sir, there was nine proas pulled out from land and for us.”— “Who is that?” "It is J tick, sir.” “Well, Dick, you had better wash your eyes at the deck tub and see clearer.” I left for the deck, but not for the wash tub. AH was still, and I paced the deck a few moments and thou thought of calling the “old man.” Now Captain M , was a thorough sailor, and w e wore ship-mates to China the voyage before. I knew that if I called him there would be the devil to pay between the Captain and second-mate, so 1 tried the mate. “Hallo, there lias nine proas pulled out from under the land, sir.”— “Proas! what arc they'” “You’ll find <>nt they arc full of Malays.” “Oh, go away, you have not vour eyes open vet.” “Who is that in tiic cabin,” sang out the Captain. “Dick, sir, there are proas pulling out for us from the land.” “Can you see them, Dick!” “Not now, sir, but 1 could as the moon went down.” “House the mates, call all hands lightly, now don't make much noise.” All hands were called, the “barkers” filled to tho muzzle with canister. Our sails hung from the yards and all the men wore sta tioned.” “Dick, come here." 1 travelled aft. “Stand here, and scan the water’s edge, can you see anything!” I cast my eye around the horizon. “No thing but that squall, sir.” “J ust in time, my boy, now for it." The men were ordered to have everything I clear for running. The squall was coming up “hand over hand.” “A proa on larboard beam,” one on star board bow.” Sang out one and another of the lookouts. “Sheet home top-sails, run him up my lads.” (Twenty men to two top-sails does things quick when there is a chance of escape from 600 Malays.) The squall struck ns on the quarter, the man at the wheel was knocked out for it, and the old barque was drawing through the water at the rate of five or six knots. “Dick, where are the proas!” “llcroMß one of them, right ahead.” “Look sharp, and keep her for him.” The Captain spied the one on the star board bow; the starboard "barker” was all ready, and the barque was now going nine knots, as the breeze had freshened and our light muslin was on her. "Steady, sir.” “Steady, it is.” “Stand by there, forward, with pikes and hand spikes, knock all on the heads that show themselves above the rail. Train your gnu well, make sure of your starboard proa, Mr. Brown, and when vou are abreast of him fire.” “Aye, aye, sir.” “Forward there, don't tom b the rascals with your hands or you’ll rue it.” On we went, the wind howling through the rigging. Steady, and stand by, sir.” “Steady it is.” And we struck her, for a moment all quiv ered, and the proa parted amidships. Our bow and head gear was covered w ith dark forms, short were their lives, they boarded and were slain with pike or gun, not one escaped. The starboard proa was stove, and by the noise on board of her, there were no doubt sonic killed. “Forward there, is any one hurt, come aft if you can.” One man started, walked a few paces and fell. I ran to him, ho was wounded in the hand. Poor Bill, you deserved a better fate. The Captain came to him but it was too late. It seems Bill saw a young Malay on the back ropes, hanking by one hand, after all the fighting was over, and he reach ed for him. The boy watched him, and as soon as Bill’s hand came near ho drew his “ creese "* across it, let go his hold and sunk. Poor Bill lived but fifteen minutes. I have been through the Java sea many a time since, but have never witnessed such an exciting scene. In twenty days we were in Batavia, and we lay there some time. We had been in port fourteen days when wo heard there was a Batavia “country waller” taken by the pirates in the Straits, and all hands killed. Three years afterwards T was in Ba tavia, and while talking with a Dutch mer chantf I mentioned the loss of that ship; he said, she would not have been taken If the owner’s son was known to have been on board. I always have thought the proas mistook ns for her, and that the Malays were sent by the merchants to take her. •The .Malay poisons his creese or knife with the juice of the pine apple. tThis same merchant was killed hy a Malay when “running a muck” in Batavia in 1846, An Irish painter declares, in an Irish journal, that among other portraits, he has a representation of “Death as large as life.” He might have added, “and twice as nam es!.” Arrival of Hie Steamer Sonora. Downfall of Sebastopol. The mail steamer Sonora arrived at San Francisco on Monday evening, 29th tilt.— She brought about 1000 passengers, among whom were 300 women and children. No sickness on board. From Europe. Sebastopol Taken.—The Allied armies attacked Sebastopol on the Blh of Septem ber, after a heavy tiro had been kept up for ; two davs. The Allies have possession of the i town, dock yards and public buildings, and the destruction of the last of the Russian fleet in the harbor was accomplished by the Russians, Three steamers alone remain. The French carried the Malakoff, and suc ceeded in retaining it. On arriving tit the Redan the ladders were placed and the men immediately stormed the parapet and pene j trated into the salient angle. A most de i termined and bloody combat was here main | tained for nearly an hour, and although sup ported to the utmost, and though the great | est bravery was displayed, it was found im possible to maintain the position. The Russians retired to the north side of Sebastopol on the night of the Bth, over the raft bridge recently constructed for such an emergency, and which they afterwards dis i connected and conveyed to the north side. The boisterous weather rendered it impossible for the Admirals to fulfill their intention of bringing the broadsides of the Allied fleets to bear upon the quarantine batteries. Out ME A, Sept. 11 P. M. 'NVe.have blown up the greater part of the southern fortifications. The enemy begins to appear there, and small groups are seen amidst the ruins of the town. We transfer red to the north all the wounded who were remaining in the southern part. In the at tack on the Bth we succeeded in taking pri soners one superior officer, 17 subalterns and 100 soldiers. Russian Loss.—Bombardment lasted three and a half days, so that the Russian loss during that time at the rate cited by Prince Gortschakofl', would have been 8,750 placed hors du combat , before the assault and by the artillery projectiles alone of the besiegers. The Russian loss in defending the fortifica tions against the seven attacks on the 81 h. may be very moderately estimated at 8,000 more. A serious diminution of the Russian force to be added to the Russian losses on the Tchernaya, a consideration that would weigh when the question of a withdrawal, such tts the Prince is said to have ordered, presented itself. Such preparation had been made to conn- '■ teract and limit the effects of a surrender of | the southern side, that its bearing and sig- , nilicance are in a great degree attenuated, Nesselrode asserts, over his own signature, ; that the Turks have lost over 100,000 men, j the hfetich 40,000, and the English 30,000; I and that Russia will fight until she is ex hausted; that her credit, even iu the countries with which she is at war, remains undisturb ed; that her commerce, both foreign and do mestic, increases in defiance of the blockades; that she has discovered the means of assum ing the offensive towards the nation that was j the first to declare war. She waits calmly and resignedly until propositions of peace be made which she can accept without belying her history or dishonoring her future. The frontiers may be attacked but her heart is still sound. The Allies had not followed U)i their vie- j tory by attempting to drive the Russians from the north of the town, whilst the Rus sians are reported to be very busy strength ening their position and preparing for a vigorous defense. J he rumor that the Russians were retreat ing on Pcrekop proves to have been false, and the Czar—instead of sueing for peace, as some English journals reported —has de clared his intention to maintain to the last the dignity of the Russian Empire. 1 he Russians are now lodged on the north side, w here Fort Constantine, with 110 guns, and fort Catharine, with 120, yet remain as effective means of offense against an oppos ing foe. The money value of the war material cap tured by the Allies at Sebastopol may be set down at the lowest figure at $1,500,000. The Czar’s address to his army on the fall of Sebastopol is a document exceedingly credi table to Ids manliness and good taste. From the manifesto, however, nor from any other of the sources from whence the Russian Government’s feelings are to be gleaned, can wo derive the least hope that want will has ten the conclusion of peace. The London Post says the English loss in the assault on the Redan was from 500 to 600 killed and 1,400 w ounded, including 140 officers. The Moniteur says that up to the morning of (he 11th, 4,500 wounded, including 240 officers, had gone to the ambulances. The number of dead was not ascertained, but it is probably 2,000. Ihe Paris correspondent of the London Times writes that five French Generals were killed, besides ten superior officers. The Czar, in company with three Grand Dukes, has signified his intention of proceed ing to the Crimea. No news of importance from the Baltic. Nicaragua. Col. Kinney bad sent in a conditional re signation. Three pounds of gold specimens have been found by an exploring party of his men. Mexico. Gen. Alvarez has been elected President of Mexico. Atlantic States. liik Elections.—ln New Orleans the poli tical feeling was running high in view of the elections to come off on the 3d. From present appearances it is thought that R. C. Wujkliffe, Democrat, will be cno sen Governor, whilst the Congressional dele gation will probably he divided equally be tween the Democratic and Know-Nothintr parties, ® Augusta, Georgia, Oct., 4. Returns from two-thirds of the State in dicate (hat Johnson’s majority for Governor will reach from 7,000 to 10,000. The Demo crats have made large gains on their popular vote. Hon. Howell Cobb and A. H. Ste phens are certainly elected to Congress. The Know-Nothing and Republican Con vtnttons of New Y-rk have made their no- initiations). The former headed by Joel Head ley for Secretary of State, and the latter ■ Preston King. ' The Republicans have alesced with the Whigs. M ASBACHUBETTS. —Gov. Gardner was throw,, overboard by the Republican Convention, •„„! the Hon. Julius Rockwell nominated. Tin Know-Nothings bolted and nominated Gard ner on their own hook. Maine,—The next House of Represents, lives in Maine will contain one man w |'„ voted for the intensified Liquor Law of t|„! last session. The Massachusetts State Convention m ot at Worcester on Tuesday, and nominal (; | S. H. Wallev for Governor. There w WI , about 750 delegates in attendance. Kansas returns indicate the election'Whit field, pro-slavery candidate for Congress. Texas.— lt appears that the brilliant K. \ prospects in Texas have been suddenly over clouded—they have carried nothing but the Land Commissioners, and probably one member of Congress. FOR SALE. TIIK undersigned for the purpose of closing their business, offer for sale the following ! property situated on Wild Goose Flat, opposite ! Rattlesnake liar, North Fork of the American /**! river: Consisting of a Store and stock fix ['fei: of goods. Boarding honsc and fixtures, Oul-hoitses. Tennis and Wagons. Pigs, Poul j try. Ac. The buildings are new and in good or- I tier and the concern is doing a first rate business. All persons indebted to the firm are requested to make immediate payment, and persons having demands will please present the same. SWEET, BARNEY & CO. W ild Goose Flat, El Dorado Co., Nov. 3,4 t Scotch Ale and Porter. BERWICK'S PALE ALE, and Tennant's XX Stout, in Cuurls, Pints and Half Pint- lor sale by FARRELL A BREWSTER. Auburn, Nov. 3. 6w A Desirable Opportunity for a Family! FOR SALE OR RENT. THAT well known property on the Auburn M and Sacramento road, the Twenty-Six Iwi Mile House, formerly kept by Capt. -Mills, is now offered for sale or rent. This is a most desirable stand—and to a person witli a family would prove a pleasant home, and a profitable location fortius iness. The terms are very favorable. For par ticulars apply lo Mr. Brand'on the premises, or to the Editor of the Herald, Auburn. Nov. 3d. 1855. lyroTit e is hereby given, that during my IK absence from the State, Henry Hubbard will act as my agent in transacting all business left in charge by me. ABRAM BRONX Auburn, Nov. Ist, 1855, 3t IHJI KOI.I S CHEAP ASSORTED CARPETS. 150 Pieces Bay State and English bru^- 500 Rolls Floor Oil Cloth, new styles assorted. 250 C 'ases Cheap Paper Hangings. 100 Rolls Matting—-4 1, 5 4 and (i 4, checked. ior sale at the lowest wholesale rates. Dealer* and tin l 4 rade in general are requested to examine these goods before making their selections else where, os this slock must be closed off to make room for shipments overdue. FRANCIS BAKER. 110 and 113 Clay street, below Sansomc, nov 3d. "55 3m San Francisco. Salts of Slock. 1\T OTICK is hereby given, tlmt the following ’ shares of stock in the Gold Hill & Hear River }Viif< r Company. located at the town of Gold Hill in Placer County, will be sold at public auction, at the Court House door, in the town of Auburn, in said county, at II o'clock, a. m., ON TUESDAY THE ITH DAY OF DECEMBER, Is.i.i, to-wit: Thirty-two shares, numbering from •111 to 59 and from 110 to 111. and from JOII to 120, both numbers inclusive, which shares stand upon the hooks of said company in the name of Samuel C. Astin, and upon which there is an assessment ol two thousand two hundred and forty dollars. Also Shares Nos. 37, dll, 40, 41 42 45 46 41 66. 128, 1211, 131, 133, 134, 13.5, 136 137, 138 * Ilio', 140, 1 11, 1 12. 143. 14 1, 145,14(1.149, 150, 151 and l i 2. being in all thirty shares, standing upon the books of said company in the name of E. 11. Mas tick, and upon which there is an assessment of twenty-one hundred dollars Also Shares Nos. 147 and 148 standing upon said company booksus Hie property of James XI. Ray, and upon which there is an assessment oi one hundred and forty dollars. Said shares of stock will be sold to pay said assessments, anil whoever will agree to par the assessments so due, upon each lot of shares respectively, together with the expense of this ad vertisement and the other expenses of sale, for the smallest number of whole shares, shall be deemed the highest bidder. RUFUS SMITH. Sec'y Gold Hill ,t Bear River Water Co. Cold Hill, Nov. Ist, 1855, 5t SUMMONS State of California , Counti/ of Placer, District Court oj the 11 th Judicial JJistrict for said Stale— THE PEOPLE of tub STATE OF CALIFOR NIA, To Thomas 11. Place, Greeting: You nr* hereby coni mantled to appear and answer the com plaint ol t atharine Place tiled against you. witb in ten days, exclusive of the day of service of this writ, il served within said county, in twenty days it served within any other county in this Ju dicial District, and within forty days if served within any other county in this State, wherein she prays judgment against yon for a decree of Court to dissolve the hands of matrimony existing be tween yourself and her. And you arc notified that if you fail to appear and answer as aforesaid. Plaintiff will take judg ment against you by default for costs and dam ages and will apply at the District Court for the remedy prayed for. in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of [seal.] said Court at my office in Auburn, this Slit day of March, a. d., 1835. Nov. 3d, 1855, 4w WM. A. JOHNSON, Clerk. CALIFORNIA STAGE COMPANY. FARE REDUCED!!! rpilL COACHES of the California tv !*- ,®‘ a K c Company, leave Auourn nf. follows: I‘rom Auburn to Sacramento everX j day at h, bj, 7 and II a. m.; from Auburn to Grass | » alley, Nevada and Forest City, 7 a. m. and 1 and | 2r.it; from Auburn to Yankee Jim’s, Todd's t \ alley and Michigan Bluffs. 2 r. m.: from Auburn to Jllinoistown, lowa Hill and Cold Springs, li [f. m.; from Auburn to Marysville, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 12 o'clock, m.; Opbir, Gold Hill and Virginia, 7 a. m, and 12 m. On » n 'l after Saturday, 4th August, 1855, the Rates of Fare will be as follows: From Sacramento to Auburn, S2,GO Jllinoistown,.... 3,00 tJ° Grass Valley'... . 3itXO _ . dp Nevada, 3,00 Returning from the above places the rates of op*!’ ort. l ' l6 Bllme to Sacramento* UM'lCES—Orleans Hotel, 2d st., Sacramento. Orleans Hotel, Auburn. Egbert's Hotel, Jllinoistown. Beattie House, Grass Valley. . ‘ , Metropolis, Oriental and United States Hotels; Nevada. jlSt~ Persons sending letters by the drivers, to be deposited in the Post Office, must have them enclosed in a government envelope, or they will not be carried. - passengers booking thoir names at the of hce will be called for at any of the Hotels in Auburn. S. H. WHITJJARSH, Agent Aabnni, Sept. 1, 'as my