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THE PLACER HERALD.
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Joseph Walkup. Chairman Plains. B. F. Myrea. Secretary Auburn. H. Fitrsimmons, Treasurer Auburn. 3. K. Daria. Ophir. A. P. K. Safford Yankee Jim. J. A. Hill Gold Hill. S. L. Bradley, Dutch Flat. Thomas Woods Rattlesnake Bar. Wm. R. Olden Green Valley. AUBURN. NOVEMBER 10, 1855. Auburn Theatre. We notice that Mr. Stephens is progress ing rapidly with his “Theatre Building.” As we have mentioned before this edifice is 112 feet in length. The lower story which is 15 feet high, is intended for a Bowling Alley and a Billiard Saloon. The upper is intended for a theatre; twenty feet will be taken off of the front for a saloon, the stage will occupy 25 feet, leaving a room GO feet by 39 for the audience. No more convenient or beautiful room than this has been built in the mountains, and it is a convenience which the Auburn ites have for a long time needed. Hereto fore we have not received the visits of “su perior" dramatic companies from the fact that we have had no suitable room for dra matic performances. It will soon be other wise, and we hope during the coming winter to be visited by some of the “stars”—for .as suredly we will have the best theatrical room north of Sacramento, and built of brick, too. Auburn ife Yankee Jim Turnpike Co This Company deserve great credit for the liberal enterprise which they have shown in the improvement of this tall road. The North Fork “hill” has ever been dreaded by the travellers to Yankee Jim, but by the im provement recently made by this Company it is “just nothing at all.” They expended in grading this hill the past summer over $12,000; and the new grade is so far com pleted that teams will be able to travel over it in the next two days. The new route up the hill “faces” the river to the top, and pas sengers on Clark's Stage line can have the pleasure of riding all the way up. Hail & Scott. —By reference to our ad vertising columns it will be noticed that Hall A Scott have opened banking houses in this place and Yankee Jim. We wish the firm great success. *3TW e give place this week to the coin- j muuication of Arroya, proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, the organization of the Democratic Club at Secret Ravine. They exclude several article we had prepared for publication. —# Theatrical. —The “Chapman Family” performed to very good houses here on Tues day and Wednesday night last. They went from here to Rattlesnake, where they expect to play until Saturday evening. They per formed on Monday evening at Daleys’, in El Dorado county. Gbn. Wool gone to Oregon. —This veteran soldier, accompanied by his staff, and the disposable troops in this State under his command, left for Oregon last Tuesday on the steamer Columbia. Going Home. —On Monday last 400 Chi nese left the State, on board the ship Chal lenger for Hong Kong. Downieville Citizen. —This paper is about to be enlarged and the price of sub scription reduced from eight to six dollars per year. D. A. Enyart and Mr. Fisher, the founder of Know-Nothing organizations in this State, left for Nicaragua on the Cortes. — Unthn. The papers noticed a short time »inc<?that the K. N.’s were circulating subscription papers to raise money for the latter gentle man to return to his family in Louisiana. War is it? —The Placer Herald never rtsches this office. —Slate Journal. Simply because the Expressmen at Sacra mento fail to deliver it. The offices here are futnished regularly for our exchanges. We will send by mall to the Journal hereafter. California Minstrels. This company perform at the Orleans Hotel to-night. Gammon. The State Journal, of this city, always •'wise about what is 'Written." has recently made some remarkable discoveries, in relation to instructions which the American order in this State has re ceived from the National Council. Singular that the State Journal, such a warm friend of the “Thugs I 'and “Hindooe'’ of California, should be Bltde the medium of these communications. State Tribune. Does the Stale Tribune say that the statement of our ••Little Bird” is not true? No. Our con temporary knows that the Know-Nothing Order of this State will be compelled to fake the malignant oath that not even native American Catholics shall ever be supported for any office of trust under the Government—shall ever be allowed to repre sent the people in the councils of the nation; or remain unrepresented in the National Convention •Bd break itself loose from this precious national organization. The Tribune knows that if all cite failed this question will tear the Know Noth ing organization of California into shreds. Our contemporary would do well to swallow the pill with a good grace, making no wry faces over the dose; take bock all that was said about religious freedom during the late canvass, aud erase the section referring thereto from the State platform. By the way, why does not the Tribune speak ont upon the strbject—denounce the order of the National Council; or bend the pliant binges of the knee and acknowledge its all-worthiness? Of what is our contemdorary afraid? State Journal. Col. Watkins.— This gentleman, for the past two years a member of the legislature of this State from Alameda county, has re cently settled in the county of Calaveras. Yankee Jim Correspondence. Mr Editor. In the Placer Press of Octo ber 27th, I noticeil an article over the signa ture of “An Englishman,” who says he is an Englishman, heart and soul, and ever will cling with the fondest affection to the land of his birth—says ho has examined and fully approves the principles entertained and sup ported by the K. N. party. Now, if so, he believes that foreigners are unworthy, and should not be entitled to the privileges of the elective franchise because they are too ignorant to understand and too ungrateful to appreciate the workings of our government. In the next succeeding paragraph bis services are modestly (1) and politely offered as a teacher to instruct in American politics— regarding “the necessity of a Registry Act, a revision of our Naturalization Laws, the Catholic Question, and other matters gener ally,” meaning thereby, it is to be inferred, that he will expound the Constitution and tell us how much power Congress has by that instrument to legislate on domestic ques tions in the Territories and District of Col umbia—will tell us why the Kansas-Nebras ka bill must be repealed and the Missouri Compromise restored—and tell us probably as his K. N. brother leaders in Ohio and other places would, the necessity of our obeying the Higher Law power—hopes fur ther to set his countrymen and all other for eigners in the right way of thinking; which may be deemed of little consequence if they shall not be permitted to become voters who are not now, nor any who are, ever to aspire to or hold office—asserts that mho American Party debars foreigners of no right guaran teed to them by the spirit of the Constitu tion.” I have never till now learned that the Con stitution prohibits foreigners from voting for twenty-one years; deprives naturalized citi zens of the right of holding office of honor and trust, or proscribing Catholics for their religious belief, holding them to be danger ous to our republic. He assumes that every alien loves his coun try, and therefore, can never make a good citizen to any other. This belief is no doubt founded upon his own prejudiced feelings. But there is quite a difference in both capac ity and philosophy of men. Since the for mation of our government we have had a few amongst us of his peculiar views. During the Revolutionary struggle for our indepen dence there were some that proclaimed, as this Englishman does now. that the British government, suited them well enough, there fore gave their aid and comfort to our fore fathers enemies. Most foreigners, however much they love their native country and de sire its prosperity, yet detest and hate the law-givers and tyrannical rulers thereof; and for this reason have come to America and can “conscientiously” take the oath of alle giance—having found a heritage for their children, and identified their interest and welfare with ours, knowing this to be the native home of their children feel the same anxiety for its protection and welfare alone as do Americans by birth. “An Englishman” came here probably under auspices very different from for eigners generally, for be has admitted he could not swear allegiance to our laws and government. He no doubt intends to return and live under the all-protecting care of Queen Victoria (which, no doubt, with his political views, is the most appropriate for him). Can he believe that the down trodden and persecuted Europeans who flee to this country for an asylum from oppres sion are incapable of appreciating the value of our republican institutions' If they wore all like him we might conclude that such was the case; but the majority that come to our shores have sworn allegiance to our country, and many have given testimony of the sincerity of their oaths upon more than one hard fought battle field; they have ever been among the first to rally around the standard of their adopted country, and free ly have shed their blood for its honor and glory. They too, stand firm and almost un dividid with, as Gen. Casa says, “the only true American Party;” and this alone has brought forth the animadversion of “An En glishman” and the whole K. N. sect. lam pleased that the communication of “An Eng lishman” is well received by the editor of the Press; we shall probably be favored with some more of them; and I think a man of his political principles is well calculated to make a good K. N. teacher. Yours, <te. Another Flour Monopoly. The Town Talk says that it has reliable information, that a movement is now in pro gress in San Francisco for the purpose of raising tlonr to eighteen or twenty dollars a barrel. It says; “This scheme is no more or less than the formation of a company with an immense capital, which in a short time will have the control of the hulk of the wheat in this State. We have been put in posses ssion of some of the details of the pro posed plans which are being carried out to consummate the project, and which we shall take occasion to make public, as soon as they are ascertained. A well known operator is a I the head of the monopoly, and the parties to it are men of unlimited means, and who have heretofore turned a deaf ear to the wail ings of distress caused by their operations of 1852, among the poor of our city. God forbid their succeeding again in such a ne farious scheme. Troops for the Indian Campaign in the North. —By the Colorado, which arrived here this forenoon from Humboldt Bay, we learn that Col. Buchanan, of the U. S. A. was waiting there with one hundred regulars, for the steamer California, to carry him and his force to (he seat of war in the North. The California, which left this on Monday, with Gen. Wool and a large body of troops for Oregon, would touch at Humboldt Bay on her passage, and take Col. Buchanan’s troops on board.— S. F. Chronicle. Nut for the Lawyers to Grack. —The Supreme Court having decided that the law giving five hundred dollars jurisdiction to Justices is unconstitutional, and there being no other law giving them civil jurisdiction, have they any civil jurisdiction whatever? What say you, gentlemen of the law? Mountain Democrat. Miss Pellet is making a general tour through Butte and Plumas counties; she will visit the rnrioti' Divisions in Sierra ere long. November , sth, 1855. Thos. W. Fitzgerald vs. T. M. Johns—Continued until next term. James Burns vs. Margaret Kelly and Charles Winters—Dismissed by appellants at their cost. O. N. May <fc Co. vs. W. S. Brock—Judgment in favor of plaintiff. O. N. May & Co. vs. Phelps & May—Judgment for plaintiffs. Williams et. a), vs. Herrick & Blood—Cause settled by parties and appeal dismissed at cost of appellants. Emmons et. al. vs. Charles Rice—Jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant; motion for a new trial made by plaintiff, granted. A. M. Cheesebro vs. W. 11. Dickson—Cause con tinued. P. B. Fagan vs. P. Woodward et. al.—Jury re turned a verdict in favor of defendants; judgment accordingly. Lone Star Co. vs. West Point Co.—Transferred to the County Court of El Dorado county. J. Holder & Co. vs. Thurman & Co.—Submitted to the Court; judgment rendered in favor of plain tiff. W. L. Chrysup vs. Ormsby, Bailey et. al.—Ap peal dismissed at appellants cost. R. McGuire vs. Wm. Stewart—Jury rendered a special verdict in favor of defendant, which was reserved for argument. Indian Canon Road Co. vs. W. 1,. Chrysup—Dis missed at the cost of the plaintiff. Auburn, Nov. sth, 1855. Present Win. E. Miller, W. A. Rodgers, Wm. D. Lawrence, J. W. Chinn and I). J. Baker—full board. Win. E. Miller was chosen Chairman of the Board. Ordered , That M. E. Mills, Prosecuting Attorney, be required to proceed to Yolo county, on the 6th December, to prosecute in the ease of the People vs John Roberts, and that ho be allowed two hundred and fifty dollars for the same. Ordered , That accounts, petitions, etc., presented, be numbered and acted on in the order in which they are presented. Ordered , That the members of the Board of Supervisors receive £8 per day and 25 cts. per mile each way traveled from the county seat. Tuesdav, Nov. 6th. In the matter of the Murderer's Bar Bridge, authority was given to construct the same. Ordered , That the road leading from Cox’s Ranch, running in a southerly direction by and through the lands of Messrs. Cox, Wal dron and Mills. Reeves, Long, Click and others, and continuing in same direction un til H crosses Doty's Flat Ravine at or near Croft ’s house, and passing by Barnes ik Ew wing’s house, and then past J. P. Dameron's and thence to the Kentucky House, the ter minus of said road, be and is hereby declared a public highway. Ordered. That the public highways in this county be divided into road districts, over seers appointed, and the amount of their bonds tixeil a* follows, to-wit; 1. From Dutch Ravine to Wall’s Store. C. E. Beach, overseer. Bonds S2OO. 2. From Wall’s store to White’s Ranch. P. Lynch, overseer. Bonds S2OO. 3. From White’s Ranch to the Half Way House. G. F. Pennybaker, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 4. From Township No. 2 line to the Union House, Horace Manser, overseer. Bdssloo. 5. From the Union House to the junction of the river and Secret R roads, N. Emerson, overseer. Bonds SIOO. C. From Franklin House to Dotan’s Bar, and from Dotan’s Bar to Carrolton, and from Detail’s Bar to the Union House, Daniel Seals, overseer. Bonds S2OO. V. From Franklin House by Carrolton road to Carrolton, and from Carrolton to Beals Bar, D. S. Callender, overseer. Bonds S2OO. 8. From Sacramento road to Beals Bar, and from Beals Bar to county line, Frank Snow, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 9. From where the road running through Rose Spring ranch leaves the river road, to the Half way House, Rogers, over- I seer. Bonds SIOO. 10. From Hardy’s house, including Salt Spring ranch, through to Woodruff’s ranch, thence to Williams’, thence to Melters, thence to Booth’s on Pleasant Grove ravine, Wm. Hardy, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 11. From Sailors Ravine via Cox’s ranch to the county line, Paul Cox, overseer.— Bonds SIOO. 12. From Cox’s ranch via Barnes A Ew ing's to Kentucky House, (new road), Titus Ewing, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 13. From Oro City via Virginia on the city road to the township line, and to Cox’s ranch on the stage road from Virginia to Marysville, John Bristow, overseer. Bonds S2OO. 14. From Gold Hill to Doty’s Flat on the Marysville road, to Sailors Ravine, and on the city road to Oro City, and on the New Castle road to the Township line of No. 2, Thos. Orchard, overseer. Bonds S2OO. 15. From Millertown to Doty’s Flat and to Ophir, and from Ophir to Oak Cottage, and from Ophir to Mt. Pleasant House, D. B. Curtis, overseer. Bonds S2OO. 16. From Bowen's toll road or the ter minus thereof, to the Nevada road, and from Turner’s ranch to Porter’s Bridge, C. M. Fos ter, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 17. From Auburn to Millertown and from Millertown to Turner’s ranch, and from Mil lertown to the Bear River flume, E. T. Lov ing, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 18. From Auburn to Junction Ranch via ravine road and mail road, T. E. Douglass, overseer. Bonds SIOO. 10. From Auburn to Rattlesnake Bar and on from where the Rattlesnake Bar road leaves the main city road to the Township line of No. 3, and also from whore the New Castle road leaves the main road to the Tp. line of No. 3, and from Rattlesnake Bar road to Franklin House, E. B. Hale, overseer.— Bonds SIOO. 20. Extending from the Sugar Loaf on lo wa Hill, through the main street of lowa Hill, & through the town of Independence Hill, past the Buckeye Mill, to Strawberry Flat, S. A. Young, overseer. Bond SIOO. 21. Extending from Robinson’s residence, on Wisconsin Hill, up main sreet, thence in cluding the road on main divide tfe also the road along the side of the ridge past King’s Store, through the town of Bird Flat, to dis trict No. 20, and also the road from East man Hill past Elizabethtown to King’s Hill, Wm. Brown overseer. Bond S6OO. 22. Prom the junction of the Murderers’ Bar <fe Auburn road to Smith’s ranch, 11. Craridall, overseer. Bond SIOO. ARROYA. THE COURTS. County Court.— Hon. J. E. Halr. Board of Supervisors. NOVEMBER TERM. 23. From Smith’s ranch, via Yankee Jims & Forest Shade, to Baker’s ranch. E. Bunn overseer. Bond SSOO. 24. From Smith’s ranch via Spring Gar den, to Forrest Shade, <fe from Todd’s Valley to Yankee Jim’s. Wm, Randlett overseer. Bond SSOO. 25. From Baker’s ranch to Forks House, G. W. Bandy overseer. Bond SIOO. 26. From Baker’s ranch to Michigan Bluff, Wm, N. Leet, overseer. Bond 1300. 27. From junction ranch 3 miles, from Auburn to Mammoth saw mill, A. C. Neill overseer. Rond SIOO. 28. From Mammoth mill via Phelp’sranch <fe the Bear river House to the Mountain House, Oliver P. Owens overseer. Bond SIOO. 29. From a point where the road to Men denhall mill intersects the main road, on through Illinois Town, to the west end of Rockwell and mills road, J. C. Stocking over seer. Bond S2OO. 30. From the East end of Rockwell and mills road, through to mountain Springs 1 & I—2 miles to the road that intersects the Dutch Flat road, D. M. Revis overseer.— Bond SIOO. 31. From Mountain Springs 1 mile west, intersecting Illinois Town & Mount Springs road, through Dutch Flat, 2 miles on the Emigrant road. Samuel Herriman overseer. Bond S2OO. 32. Beginning at or near the Mammoth mill diverging thence to the right, running up Dry Creek via Messrs. Lyons’ ranch, thence to the Shingle Machine, also the road leading b} - O. N. May & Co’s mills. Chas. Lyon overseer. Bond SIOO. 33. Ordered that Dr. Henry Hubbard be and he is hereby appointed Road Overseer of all the streets in, and roads running out of the town of Auburn; said district running out on the Sacramento road to where it in tersects the New Castle road. Bond SSOO. Wednesday, Nov. 7th. Ordered that a Road Tax of four Dollars be levied, to be collected by the overseers, and that said year date from Ist Oct. 1855. Ordered, that the road Ifading from Rat tlesnake Bar to Horse Shoe via Whiskey Bar Bridge road to the Union House, is declared a public highway under the supervision of B. B. Hale, supervisor of district No. 19 The resignation of O. 11. Colbv as County Surveyor was accepted. Board adjourned until Monday, the 19th day of November. For the Placer Herald. • Stuart House, Oct. 28, 1855. Editor Placer Herald: —At a meeting of the Democrats of the Stuart House Precinct, (Secret Ravine, Township No. 0.) for the purpose of forming a Democratic Club, S. M. Holmes was called to the Chair, and 11. G. Hart appointed Secretary. Col. Newman briefly stated the object of the meeting, and offered the following pre amble ami constitution which were unani mously adopted; Preamble and Constitution of the Jeffer sonian Democratic Club. Being convinced that the political doc trines advocated by the Democratic party of the United States are the true Republican doctrines, and constitute the only safe basis of free institutions, and being well aware that concert of action secured by a prudent organization will essentially tend to the en- Ightenment of ourselves and fellow-citizens, will impart strength and force to our efforts and enable us as a party the more easily to achieve a conquest, dependent on action, over our adversaries, do pledge ourselves to be governed by the subjoined declaration which we adopt as our Constitution: This association shall be known as the Jeffersonian Democratic Club. Art. 2d. Wo pledge ourselves to advocate and maintain those doctrines which distin guish the Democratic party in the United States from all sectionalism, and the secret organization, self styled “Know-Nothings.” Art. 3d. Wo pledge a firms upport to the Constitution of the United States and of the State of California, and all laws which have been or may be passed in conformity thereto. Art. 4. We pledge a support, not incon sistent with the constitution of this State and of the United States, to all or any of our confederates whose sovereignty may be in vaded with a view to question her right to establish or to maintain her institutions as a sovereign State. Art. 5. We pledge ourselves to advocate a Democratic administration of our State government, in which consists the principle of “the greatest possible good to the greatest possible number,” free from the taint of ex travagance or oppression in all expenditures of the public treasure. Art. G. We proscribe no man who is a citizen of this State and of the United States, simply because his nativity may have been elsewhere. Art. 7. We pledge ourselves to unite heartily in the support of such nominations as may be made by the Democratic party of California to fill offices provided for by the Constitution and laws of this State and of United States. Art. 8. The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and Treasurer. Art. 9. The contributions shall be expen ded for the use and benefit of the Club as may be indicated by its order. Art. 10. The President shall preside at all the meetings of this Club, and maintain and direct its deliberations. Art. 11. In the absence of the President the Vico President shall occupy his place officially. ' Art. 12. The Treasurer shall keep an ac count of all moneys received and expended, and shall at each meeting of the Club if call ed upon, state the condition of the finances, but shall in no case make an expenditure unless so directed by a vote of the Club. Art. 13. The Secretary shall keep a mi nute of all the proceedings of the Club and conduct such correspondence ns the Club may from time to time dictate. Art. 14. In proof of the solemnity of our objects and fidelity of our purpose in the above declarations, we hereunto record our names. After the adoption of the Constitution all the Democrats present signed it, after which the following gentlemen were elected officers of the Club: S. M, Holmes, President; John Holder Vice President; H. G. Hart, Secreta ry; and G. 1.. Stewart, Treasurer. Several spirited speeches were made by members of the Club. The best of feeling prevailed. Several intelligent National Whigs wfere present and seemed to be pleased with the organization. On motion, the proceedings and Constitu tion were ordered published in the Placer Herald. S.M. HOLMES, Prcs’t. H. G. Hart, Secretary. A very pretty party is the Know-Nothing party of California, and worthy representa tives of its vagaries are the consistent, never changing Messrs. Foote and Marshall! May’s Tribune of a recent date, in reply to the Boston American Crusader, an abolition ally, repudiates the Nebraska question. The Tri bune says the “American party of California” has nothing to do with it, and will be indif ferent spectators of the contest. To be neu tral on a question of vital interest to the whole country —a question which threatens the very existence of our Union—will not ans wer the American people, however much it may suit the policy of the Know-Nothing party of California. On that question the “roll will be called, and as the soldiers ans wer hey take sides forever.” It is a question that admits of no neutrality. A party that hesitates or refuses to take sides for or against it, the people will spurn with the ut most scorn. The Know-Nothing party can not, dare not evade the issue. There are men belonging to it, Crabb, Terry, Murray, Price, Bell anil others, too bold and inde pendent to blindly obey the command of any council. They will not dodge the ques tion, even though agitating it should scatter into fragments the Know-Nothing party. It is a dangerous question for the Know-No things to meddle with. Their party is com posed of such discordant materials, of the worst men of all factions and isms existant, and to keep it together they must be neutral on all important questions. Their loving abolition co-workers they cannot afford to throw off. Their co-operation is indispensa ble to the success of Know-Nothingism.— Nor can they afford to dispense with the support of their southern friends. If they favor the Nebraska bill the abolitionists will withdraw from them; if they oppose it, the southerners will; if they remain neutral nei ther the one nor the other will sustain them. What a pleasant dilemma! Far different is it with the Democratic party. It presents an unbroken front in favor of the Nebraska bill. Despite the howl of the abolitionists, it has taken bold, un equivocal ground in favor of it. How stands Farwell’s Tribune on the ques tion? Will it follow the lead of its “illus trious predecessor” or take a more manly stand? Has it the privilege of taking sides before consulting the chief council? Come, gentlemen, show your hands. Don’t be mum .—Mo an tain Democra t. The Sierra Citizen, is nut in favor of Hen ry A. Crabb for U. S. Senator. We know Mr. Crabb well and esteem him highly, and if we are to be punished by the election of a Know Nothing Senator, and our favorite can not be elected, give us Henry A. Crabb. Ho is worth all the Footes, Marshalls, Flints and Stowes in the State. We always know where to find him. lie is bold, independent; fear less—a ripe scholar, an able debater, a pro found jurist. Ilis earnest advocacy of the Nebraska resolutions introduced by Senator Hook, and which passed by such a decided majority, has made him one of our favorites. However much we may differ on other ques tions, on the Nebraska question—which we regard as the most important of all questions —we stand shoulder to shoulder. lie would see the Know Nothing party in a rather hot region, rather than see the repeal of the Ne braska bill. We have confidence in him— not a particle in Foote, Marshall, Flint and men of like character. He is no change ling, no mere political trickster; we cannot say as much for them. Mountain Democrat. Are the Chinese injuring the State?— The amount of revenue collected by this Sheriff of Trinity county in three months, for foreign miners’ licenses, is 17,074 50, of which amount §7,945 14 goes into the State Treasury. Is it best to drive the Chinese from the mines, when they occupy such dig gings as white men cannot afford to work, and thus render direct taxation on our cit izens double what it is now? Were it not for the taxes paid by the Chinese, the credit of nearly every mining county would now be verging on bankruptcy. Alla. State Prison. —from the Alta we learn that the wall around the State Prison grounds is now completed, with the exception of the capping, which will be finished this week. There are 407 prisoners confined at San Quentin. Secretary of State’s Office. —On yes terday, this cause of contention was settled by the Governor’s commissioning the officers elected at the last election, in the official statement of (he vote made by Gen, Denver through his Deputy, and accepting the Gen eral’s resignation, which takes effect on that day; whereupon, the office of Secretary of State was delivered up to his appointee, Mr. Hempstead. Stale Tribune , Nov. 6. Destruction of a Distii^ery.— The Nov elty Distillery works were destroyed at San Francisco, on the 3rd inst,—loss over §450,- 000. The cause of (he disaster, was owing to a defect in the alcohol still, which had just been filled, and contained 3,000 gallons of spirit; some men being set to work re pairing it exploded with frightful force, the scalding liquor scattering in every direction injuring some six or eight of the men em ployed in the Distillery, three of them in a most shocking manner. Thirty thousand gallons of spirits were destroyed. Birth. w T * be OTn e Of . CR P t - J ■ A - Kidd, of Wild Goose Ist ' B Dorßdo county, of a daughter, November Mamed. At lllmoistown, October 11th, 1 855. by the Rev Mr. Dolton, of Grass Valley, John T. HIM, Esq, of lowa Hill, to Miss Delia Reed, of the same place. At Newtown, November 6th, by the Rev. J, S. McCullom, Mr. Joseph Myers to Miss Jane S. Mar ns. At the same time and by the same, Mr, John Harford to Miss Marg-arct N. Harris. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS HALL & SCOTT, Bankers, Auburn & Yankee Jim’s. y Exchange for Sale drawn by DREXEL , SAT HER dc CHURCH, On the Principal Cities of the ATLANTIC STATES AND EUROPE, Sight- Checks on Sacramento <£• San Francisco Highest I*iice Paid for Gold Dust. DEPOSITS received. General and Special, and all other business connected with Banking prompt ly attended to. novlo \j ED. M. HALL, J. s. SCOTT AUBURN', TANKFE Jilts, ' Dissolution. THE Co-partnership heretofore existing between E, J. Brickell, Charles Rice and Levi Johnson in the Illinoistown Steam Saw Mill was dissolved November 2nd 1855, by mutual consent. E, J Brickell having purchased said Charles Rice's in. terest. and will settle all demands against Rice’s share. E. J. BRICKELL, CHAS. RICE. November 10, ’55 3t Notice IS hereby given that the Annual Election for of ficers and Directors of the Auburn & Yankee Jim’s Turnpike Company will be held at the office of Hubbard A Allen in Auburn, on the Ist Mon day of December, at 2 o'clock. m. li. C. ALLEN, Secretary. Auburn, Nov. 10th, ’55 3t Dissolution. THE Co-partnership heretofore existing between J. Gross and A. Freund under the style of Gross A Co., was dissolved by mutual consent on Saturday, Nov. 3d, 1855. J. GROSS, A. FREUND. The business will still be conducted by the un dersigned at the old stand. A. FREUND. Auburn, Nov. 10th. ’55 3t CROCKKR &. LANGI)On7 Attorneys and Counselors at Law, (Co-Partners in the District Court), AUBURN . CAL. OFFICE—Up stairs, in Holmes’ Brick Building, next door to the ‘‘Placer Herald” office, Auburn! 013 my E. B. Crocker. C. W. Lasgdos. Sacramento. Auburn. Scotch Ale and Porter. B ERWICK’S PALE ALE, ami Tennant's XX sale by FARRELL & BREWSTER. Auburn, Nov. 3. fiw FOR SALE. THE undersigned for the purpose of closing their business, offer for sale the following property situated on Wild Goose Flat, opposite Rattlesnake Bar, North Fork of the American /•Si, river; Consisting of a Store and stock -jv.^ liipijl of goods. Boarding house and fixtures, ■ Out-houses. Teams and Wagons. Pigs, Poul try, Ac. The buildings are new and in good or der and the concern is doing a first rale 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. Wild Goose Flat. El Dorado Co., Nov. 3, dt Sale of Stock. NOTICE is hereby given, that the following shares of stock in the Gold Hill & Bear River Water Company, located at the town of Gold Hill in Placer County, will he sold at public auction, at the Court House door, in the town of Auburn, in said county, at 11 o'clock, a. m., ON TUESDAY THE 4TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1855. to-wit: Thirty-two shares, numbering from 49 to 59 and from (10 to C 4. and from 105 to 130. both numbers inclusive, which shares stand upon the books of said company in the name of Samuel C. Astin. and upon which there is an assessment of two thousand two hundred and forty dollars. Also Shares Nos. 37, 39, 40, 41. 42, 45, 4)!, 47, (ifi. 128, 129, 131, 133, 134. 135. 13(1 137, 138,139, 140, 141, 142. 143. 144. 145, 14(1. 1 19. 160.151 arid 152, being in all thirty shares, standing upon the books of said company in the name of E. B. Mas tick, and upon which there is an assessment of twenty-one hundred dollars Also Shares Nos. 147 and 148 standing upon said company book-as the property of James 11. Ray. and upon »|iich there is an assessment of one hundred and forty dollars. Said shares of stock will be sold to pay said assessments, and whoever will agree to pay the assessments so due, upon each lot of shar-" 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 & Boar River Water Co. Gold Hill. Nov. Ist. 1855, 5t siivmoAs. The State of California, County of Placer: In the District Court of the Kleventh Judith District of said State. THE PEOPLE of tub STATE of CALIFORNL To G. W. .Silt 1 ift. Paul De Lafruy, Patrick Covl Norman Fulton. George W. .Matlocks, John CnVl John Fellon, under the name style and firm< John Coyle & Co., greeting: You are hereby n qnired to appear and answer, in said Court, tint the complaint of W. P. Rico, wherein he demand judgment against you for one thousand and thre dollars ami ninety-live cents ($1003,95), for good! wares and merchandise sold and delivered, fn money lent, paid, laid out and expended, ami fo: work and labor done, as stated in account on file ! which said complaint was this day tiled in sail 1 Court, within ten days after the service of tbi; iwrit. it served in said county, and within fort) days if served within any other county, ami yon are hereby notified that if you fail to answer the complaint as directed Plaintiff will apply to judgment for said amount and for costs of suit. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court, this 13th day of September, a. n.. 1855. A. S. GRANT, Clerk, Sept. 15 ’55 3m By F. B. Higgins. De pt. SUMMONS? Stale of California, County of Placer, Distrid Court of the 11 th Judicial District for said State — THE PEOPLE OF tiif. STATE OF CALIFOR NIA, To Thomas 11. Pi.ace, Greeting: You ore hereby commanded to appear and answer the con plaint ol Catharine Place filed against you. with in ten days, exclusive of the day of service of this writ, i) served within said county, in twenty days if served within any other county in thin Ju dicial District, and within forty days if served within any other county in this State, wherein fh* prays judgment against yon for a decree of Court to dissolve the bands of matrimony existing ht tween yourself and her. And you are notified that if you fail to nppo« and answer as aforesaid, Plaintiff will take judg ment against yon by default for costs and d*®' ages ami will apply at the District Court for the remedy prayed for. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set ®? hand and caused to be affixed the seal oj [seal.] said Court at my office in Auburn, this9la day of March, a. n., 1855. „ • WM. A. JOHNSON, Clerk- Nov. 3d, 1855, 4w IfIOO REWARD. STRAYED OR STOLEN from Hoodie’s fla Ranch, on the Auburn and Illinois- £U — /\uiiui it mm luiiium town road, about the 15th-or 20th April lat't. 1 pack mules: one Grey Horse Mule with (W black spots and Spanish brand, one Bay M> Mule, little lame in left hind leg, three Lif Sorrel Mare Mules, white some in the face of e»< light manes and tails, and one Bright Son Mure Mule, bjind in the right eye, apd when 1' ianje in the right fore foot. The above reff* Will be paid for the delivery of the above duecr ed mules to the undersigned at Richardson H' in Township No. 7, Placer County, or at Moodu ranch. KING £ CO Richardson’s HIJI, Jnly 7tb, If