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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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
P. B. Fagan vs. P. Woodward et. al.—Jury re
turned a verdict in favor of defendants; judgment
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
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
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
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
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
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.
County Court.— Hon. J. E. Halr.
Board of Supervisors.
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
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
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
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
Several intelligent National Whigs wfere
present and seemed to be pleased with the
On motion, the proceedings and Constitu
tion were ordered published in the Placer
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
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.
w T * be OTn e Of . CR P t - J ■ A - Kidd, of Wild Goose
Ist ' B Dorßdo county, of a daughter, November
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
At the same time and by the same, Mr, John
Harford to Miss Marg-arct N. Harris.
Auburn & Yankee Jim’s. y
Exchange for Sale drawn by
On the Principal Cities of the
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
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,
November 10, ’55 3t
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
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,
The business will still be conducted by the un
dersigned at the old stand. A. FREUND.
Auburn, Nov. 10th. ’55 3t
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
(Co-Partners in the District Court),
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.
ERWICK’S PALE ALE, ami Tennant's XX
Auburn, Nov. 3. fiw
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.
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.,
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
The State of California, County of Placer:
In the District Court of the Kleventh Judith
District of said State.
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.
Stale of California, County of Placer, Distrid
Court of the 11 th Judicial District for said
State —
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
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

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