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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

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