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THE SHASTA COURIER.
SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 16. 18-53. A grnU for the Courier. The following gentbuien are our regularly authorized Agents, empowered to collect Sub scriptions, Advertisement*, and Job Work, and receipt for the same;— San Francisro.— John H. Miller. IVeawrviUe. — Cram, Rogers & Co. One Horse Toien. — Haywood «|> Co. and Smith & Tollman, Expressmen. French Gulch. — Morrow & Shannon, and Mr. Sh roetkr. Yreka. — Cram, Rogers & Co. f3T Agents wanted in every portion of the mines. San Francisco Agency. —John H. Miller, I sq. will hereafter act as Agent for the Shasta Courier in Sun Francisco. We take pleasure in recommending Mr. M. to the favor of the San Francisco merchants. They may be fully assured that all business orders for the Courier left with him will be faithfully attended to. Sacramento Agency. —Mr. J. M. Shepherd will hereafter act us agent for the Shasta Couri er in Sacramento. Mis office is at the Book Store ol Shepherd & Sydain, J street, between 7th and Bth streets. The Census Rjport. —Accompanying this number will be found a copy of the Census Re port, compiled with "real care and labor by the Secretary of State. It contains a vast amount of information, useful and interesting to every one feeling an interest in the condition and resources of our wonderful State. It embraces the popu lation—mineral, manufacturing and agricultural products—stock—amount of capital invested— names of towns, rivers, vallies and localities, and much other interesting information, in every County in the State. The at once perceive it to be an invaluable document. The Extension (till. Probably no bill ever presented to a legisla tive body has called forth such intensely bitter feeling as the San Francisco City Extension Bill. The San Francisco delegation considered it so objectionable that, when it passed the Assembly they resigned in a body. And the city Press have so completely exhausted the English lan guage in heaping denunciation and opprobrium upon it and its friends, that now, like the truck man when he beheld his cart load of turnips chasing each other down a very long and very steep hill, they are ready to exclaim, “ It’s no use a cussiu ! we can’t do the subject justice !” The case seems to stand at present thus. Gov. Bigler, the Attorney General, and many mem bers of the Legislature, believe that the State owns an interest in the San Francisco Water Front Property variously estimated at from five to twenty-five millions of dollars, which they propose to dispose of with a view to liquidate the enormous debt of tbe State, and thus abolish the oppressive taxation under which our entire people are now laboring. Certain parties in San Francisco contend that such disposition of the property as is contemplated by this bill, would work lasting and irreparable injury to the best interests of that city. No one would regret more than ourselves to see San Francisco crippled by any action of tbe Legislature. Such an event would be a calami ty to tbe State at large. But if this property does belong to the State—and we think the Governor, in his message upon this subject, de monstrates most clearly that this is the case—it would seem most unwise to permit it longer to remain unproductive, while our people are made to bear a most burdensome taxation con sequent upon a tremendous and lastly accumula ting public debt. If these fifteen or twenty millions of dollars worth of property are the rightful possessions of the State, then San Fran cisco, in claiming the whole of it, is asking more than justice will accord her—more than the State can afford to give her, at a time when she herself has a debt of more than two millions of dollars hanging over her head. We trust that the Senate will give this matter a most searching investigation, and while they safely guard the interests of the State, avoid do ing any wrong to the great metropolis of the Pa cific—the pride and boast of our State. Shasta County M. & W. Company. —lt will be seen by the advertisement of this Company in another column, that an election for officers will be Holden in this place on W ednesday next, the 20th inst. It is of the greatest importance that there be a full attendance of stockholders on this occasion. The District Court. —This court adjourned on Saturday last, after a laborious session of two weeks. During that time a large quantity of bu siness was dispatched. It may not be improper to remark iu this connection, as this was the first term held in this county by Judge Smith, that that gentleman has at once, by his courteous bearing on the bench, his abilities as a lawyer, and his clear and comprehensive manner of viewing questions presented for his arbitrament, commanded the respect and esteem of tbe Shasta Bar. A Daily Mail. —Our citizens will be glad to learn that hereafter we will have a daily mail to and from Shasta to Sacramento We will be in debted for this great accommodation to those public spirited stage proprietors, Baxter & Co., who propose to carry a daily mail instead of a weekly, as their contract calls for. Mr. Wm. A. Nuuually, tbe courteous agent of this line, in forms us that at present the mail bags will be taken to Colusa by stage, from thence to Sacra mento by boat. In a few weeks the stages will be pm on clear through to Sacramento, when of course the mails will be taken through without interruption. The Ball at the Globe Hotel. —Do not for get that this atiair is to come off on Tuesday evening next. All arrangements have been piade to make this a pleasant occasion. We an ticipate a large and gay assemblage. Movement or Fitzgerald left Fort Reading yesterday morning, with bis com. maud, for Scott’s Valley. The Pitt Hirer Diggings. The excitement which has prevailed through out this County, relative to these new and rich diggings, for two weeks past, has surpassed any thing of the kind that we have ever witnessed in this section of the State. Miners have been flocking thither in crowds, and at the present time there cannot be less than two thousand men in that locality. Indeed some localities of the county have been almost entirely depopula ted by ibis sudden exodus of miners. We are happy to state that, according to predominant accounts, these diggings Lave not been misrepre sented in the Courier. They are both rich and extensive, and a vast amount of mining will be done there during the summer. We understand the miners have forbidden the establishment of gambling houses in these diggings. One good effect of this speedy transfer of so large a portion of our mining population to that section of the county, is the sudden cessation of hostilities on the part of the Pitt River Indians. They seem astonished and appalled. We trust they may continue so, otherwise their total de struction is almost certain. Let no one be de ceived, however, by their seeming friendship. The Indian has no friendship for the white man. And unless the miners in these new diggings are particularly careful, many of them will lose their lives at the hands of those wiley and treacherous ravages. As Indian Thief killed by ouder ok his Chief.—A few days ago, one of the Cow Creek Indians stole some property from one of the Riwc'h men near Cow Creek. As soon as his chief, Rumtarimou, ascertained the fact, he, with some of his men, started in pursuit of the offen der, and caught him a short distance above Woodman’s Bunch. While returning to the Rauch the thief endeavored to make his escape, when, by order of Numturimon, lie was shot dead with arrows. This is one of the good re sults of a stern policy towards the Indians. It has coined that tribe : \\\uy fear the ichi'es ; Nuin turimon sees the speedy and otter annihilation of his tribe, unless they will live on terms of friendship with the whites. Hence, and it is the only reason, he does all that one man can do to keep his men from stealing stock from the whites. Numtarimon is what we call •* much good Indian”—that is, an Indian who refrains from stealing through fear. Washington Quartz Cojii’anv. —The vein owned by this company has been yielding the most satisfactory results ever since it has been opened. Indeed we have sufficient evidence to justify the belief that this vein is not surpassed by richness in the State, and we are informed by Mr. I'ehley that the vein cannot be worked out for years. We believe there is none of ibis company’s stock for sale. The company is com posed of practical miners—men who do their own work, and consequently they have no more stampers employed than just sufficient to keep a dozen or two of men profitably employed. They intend during the summer, however, to increase the extent of their operations, and lake out the oro in still greater amounts. At present how ever, all the stockholders, if we are not much mistaken, are very quietly getting rich fast. Well, they are a good set of fellows, and deserve just such luck. Capt. I. N. Bkiceland. —This gentleman,who has so long and so ably conducted the business of the house of Adams & Co., in this place, has retired from that responsible position. We take leave of Capt. B. in connection with the Ex press business, with sentiments of the warmest friendship, and trust that wherever he may go, or in whatever business he may engage, pros perity and happiness may attend him. We h“ar, however, and hope it may prove so. that he has some idea of engaging in business somewhere in this portion of the State. We will not attempt to thank him f*>r the innumerable favors rendered us during his residence in this place. His disposition to accommodate was un bounded. The Weather. —Since our last issue a very considerable quantity of rain has fallen in this region and further down the valley. Many ol the streams were for a few days very much swollen in consequence. The most injury, how ever, resulted to the valley road, which, at pres ent is much cut up, rendering it very diffi cult for the stages and teams to pass. We can not reasonably look for much more rain during this season. French Gulch. —We are glad to hear that the miners in this locality continue successful. The claims in the gulch are quite valuable, and readily sell for very large sums. We frequently hear of beautiful specimens being taken out here. A few days since Jacob Van Dure found in his claim below the Washington quartz mill, a very handsome lump of pure gold weighing four ounces. A Weekly Mail to the Atlantic States. — We have the pleasure to state that henceforth a weekly mail will leave San Francisco for New York. The first mail of this new line left on the 9th inst. Persons desirous of sending a Califor nia paper regularly to their eastern friends, can do so now without the slighest difficulty. Sub scribers for the Courier with this view, may be assured that our paper will be dispatched with the utmost care. t S*'' The bill presented by Mr. McCandlcss, similar in its provisions to the Maine Liquor Law. was laid on the table in the Assembly on the 9th iust., with instructions to the minority ol the committee to report forthwith. Rhodes & Lcsk’s Express.—We are indebt ed to this Express for copies of all the Califor nia papers during the week Also for many other favors, for which we return our thanks, as in duty bound, with a profound snlam. Dr. Shcrtlkff. —We observe among the list of passengers by the Winfield Scott, the names of Dr. Shurtleff and lady. The Doctor’s numer ous friends will give him a hearty welcome when he arrives in our ci‘y. The CMrealiM BUI* We are glad to perceive that this uncalled for bill was defeated in the Senate on the 6th lost,, for want of a two-thirds majority—ayes 16, noes 10. This is as it should be. The people have never called for any thing ot the kind. But lit tle interest has been manifested any where in regard to this matter out of the immediate influ ence of the Legislature. From the first we have thought it a movement of certain politicians in search of place. During the discussion which occurred in Senate on the day of the defeat of the bill the justice of this opinion became appa rent. Mr. Crabb, the leader of the Convention ists, refused to deny that he wrote a certain circu lar, which was passed around secretly and sign ed by every member, with perhaps one or two exceptions, belonging to a certain politics! par ty, and which pledged that party to go for a Con vention—giving as a reason therefor, that it was the only way by which they could hope to oust the dominant party from power. Thus the whole scheme has proven to be a most weak and con temptible party trick. The legislative correspondent of the Sacra mento Union has the following in connection with this question: “At the head and front of it [opposition to the Convention bill] is Senator Sprague of Shas ta. His unrelenting, persevering and uncom promising hostility to a convention in any form whatever, is unaccountable, and I venture to say, not in accordance with the views ot his constituents.” Now we ‘‘venture to say" that Senator Sprague knows more about the “views of his constituents” than does the Union's correspon dent. And we also “venture to say” that the Union's correspondent has no grounds—he can not possibly have any—upon which to predicate the assertion that Senator Sprague’s course is “not in accordance with the views of his con stituents.” Where, when, or in what manner have our people manifested the slightest possi ble wish for a Convention ? We again express our firm belief that the constituents of Senator Sprague are opposed to a Convention, at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars, when all the necessary amendments to the Constitution can be effected for one-fourth of that amount by legislative enactment, and in one-half the time re quired by the other plan. E. W. Tract. —This gentleman long and fa vorably known as the chashier in the house of Adams &. Co., in Sacramento, has assumed the business of this celebrated Express in this place. Upon the occasion of the withdrawal of Mr. T. from that city, the papers spoke of him in the most flattering terms, cordially commending him to the esteem and friendship of the people of this portion of the State. We tender him a hearty welcome to this town of good fellows. Largk Gathering ok Friendi.t Indians.— A company of from 800 to 1000 Indians assem bled in One Ilorsetown on Monday night last, for the purpose of celebrating the anniversary of some noted event in their history. They were painted and dressed up in every conceiva ble fashion of the fantastac and horrible, and danced and howled, and otherwise made night hideous, for some six or eight long hours “ by Shrewsbury clock.” After which the squaws indulged in a sumptuous repast of broiled beef guts, and the warriors partook heartily of an abundenl lay-out of chemurk composed of pulver ized acorns, grass seed and preserved worms. They then good humoredly retired to their peaceful holes in the rallies that they love away up in the hills. Hi-u Indians. Chinese. —We presume a thousand Chinamen have arrived in this County within the past two weeks. It is generally supposed that these men are product!' e of but little benefit to the section in which they may be located. This, we think, is a mistake. Chinamen, like all other human beings, are imitative animals, ami by association with American miners, they will after a time consume the same sort of food, wear the same description of clothes, and work with the same kind of tools as those u*ed by Americans, and thus benefit the American trader in the same manner as other miners. Indeed.it is impos sible for peaceable workingmen to take up their residence in onreountry without positive bent fit to its interests at large. Besides, the amount of revenue to be derived from them under the new Foreign Miners’ Law, is by no means an incon siderable item to us. This law subjects all for eign miners toa monthly tax of four dollars, fifty percent, of the nett proceeds of which goes into the County treasury. 8o that this tux would alone, in six months pay off the debt of the county. A Nov hi. Idea. —The California Legislature has determined to have the Foreign Miner’s Law translated into the Chinese language, and lithographed, so that all Chinamen may be fur nished with copies of the law of the laud. This is nothing more than justice to the thousands of Asiatics who are ; "tv scattered all over the State. Who would have thought, five years ago, that in this short time the Chinese would be found in sufficient numbers in one of the States of this Union, to call for a translation of the laws into their language ! Verily this is a won derfully progressive age. Public Documents. —We are indebted to Gov. Bigler, and the Hons. R. T. Sprague, Hubbs, T. T. Cabauiss, Martin, Conuess and Reading, of Trinity, for many valuable docu ments. for which they will please accept our thanks. Adams & Co.’s Express. —Adams & Co. have supplied our table w ith all of the California pa pers during the week. We are also indebted to this Express for the delivery of several very heavy packages, as well as a hundred other fa vors. Sacramento and Sonora Stage Line. —We direct the attention of persons traveling south, to the advertisement of C. Greene, proprietor of the new stage line from Sacramento to Sonora. Regular Trinity Correspondence. [Pee Ceam, Rogers &, Go’s Express.] Weaverville, April 14, 1853. Gentlemen The disconnected portions and patches of the doings in our Legislature that reach us, are so indefinite in their accounts, and so unfrequeut in their arrivals, that we cannot for the life of us discover any one thing that has been accomplished this season by that body. Can you tell us what has become of the bill that was introduced by Mr. Van Dyke for the division of this county? We would like to know, for it af fects the interests of many materially. A case of knocking or rapping occurred the other night, which we expect ihe spirits of a cer tain kind had something to do with—and the operator, were his whereabouts known, would soon be intruded upon by our expert,long-legged constable. The rappmgs in this case were pro duced upon the doors and windows, both front and rear, of a lady’s house, (the husband being absent,) the knockings being accompanied with promises and threats. The lady was obliged to flee to a neighbor’s for protection. Business for the past week has been very good. Our market is supplied with everything except potatoes, of which there are none to be had. Extensive preparations are being made for mining at Mnrcerville, (not Mnreorville as your demon of types had it last week.) Already the Trinity Rate would have had its water on the ground, had not the construction ot several large cisterns occasioned a longer delay than was an ticipated ; but. ere this finds its destination, we expect they will be “a rolling out the gold.” Yours, respectfully, Adobe. Regular Vrekit C-'orrcapoiideuce. [Per Cram, Rogers &. Co.’s Express.] Yreka, April 6, 18'>3. Respected Courier: —There is a great dearth of news in these parts, and it is almost impossible for me to descry any means whereby I may en lighten or interest you and ym.r family (of read ers I mean) to an extent sufficient to warrant the expenditure of time, paper, pen, ink, etc. In our little city, the ball fever still rages, but I resign all description of these assemblages to “ Richelieu ,” who is evidently an fait of suth de scriptions. Oar mines continue to pay as well as ever. A few days since Mr. Win. Wright, from la., while digging a race on the side hill of Mcßride’s Gulch, a few miles below town, and about six inches below the surface of the earth, turned up a piece of pure gold weighing $10:28,00. This lump has no quartz or other impurities visible. It is now on exhibition at Cram, Rogers A Co.'s Express office in this city. The excitement about onr new town on the const is fast dying out, and the assertions of its being such an excellent harbor are nut so much relied on. However, if a trail from it can be opened which shall be as good as Ihe one f rom Shasta, it might do considerable business in the summer months. But this is also donblful. The Court of Sessions held its regular session here this week. The only business brought be fore it was in regard to a certain highway al leged by a large majority of the citizens to be long to the public and encroached upon by an individual. The Court allowed ihe affair in re main in statu quo , for the purpose of keeping the county out of debt, thereby enabling the regularly constituted officers the privilege of having more funds to handle. The Grand Jury also met, and but one charge was brought before them —a person accused of stealing a “ Tom.” The Mon. Jury concluded, I hear, that it would he better to let the whole matter slide, even as the dirt slideth through tin Tom, which was accordingly done. We have had several pugilistic encounters al so, to enliven our dullness. Only two of the offending parlies have been arrested, because they were the only ones who could pay a fine, and but one of them was made to pay for his amusement. Legally speaking, we have the most economical county in the Slate. Farewell, R. de C. Steamship M. .«*. I.ctvin Axtiere. The Sail Francisco Herald of the loth inst. says ; Scarcely have nnr clli/ens recovered from tin shuck produced by Ihe terrible disaster to tin Independence, when we are called upon to re cord the total wrecking of another stea no r upon onr coast. The S. S. Lewis, belonging to tin Nicaragua Line, went ashore in a dense fog be fore daylight yesterday morning, about lifted, miles north id the Heads. Thanks to the pru dent foresight. which provided the ship with an ample supply of life-boats, all the passengers weie saved. Had it not been lor this, the satin terrible destruction of life would probably hav< resulted as took jdace in the case of the Inde pendence. We again impress upon the owners of all passenger vessels, the necessity of alien tion to this matter. I'assengers themselves can easily rectify ibis, by refusing to patronise am ship which is not fully provided with the means of securing their safety in case of aecidt nts. A species of fatality seems to attend the steamer.- running out of this port. No less than eicht. some of them magnificent vessels, have bet n lost on this coast within the last two years, sis of tin in within the past eight or ten months. The list includes ibe Treble, Ibe (o n. W arren, the Ninth America, the City of Tiu.-bnrg, (burnt in the harbor of Valparaiso, on her wav to Cali fornia.) the Pioneer, I lie Tennt ssee, the Inde pendence, and now the S. S. L< wis. Tip: New Appohtio.nmk.\t 15,u..—We are in debted to Mr. Conuess for a copy of this bill, reported by Mr. Sprague. Sections 15, 1(J, 21, and 25 provide as follows: Sec. 15. The counties of Klamath, Trinity. Mendocino, Yolo, and Colnsi, shall be the tenib Senatorial District, and shall «lect one Senator. Ibe enmity of Iriuily shall elect one luembei of Assembly. See. 1(J. The counties of Klamath. Trinity, and shall elect one member of As sembly jointly, and the counties of Yolo and Co lusa shall elect one member of Assembly jointly. Sec. 21. 'The county of Butte shall be the eighteenth Senatorial District, and shall elect •me Senator and three members of Assembly. Sec. 25. The counties of Shasta and Siski you shall be the nineteenth Senatorial District and shall elect one Senator and one member ot Assembly jointly ; and the county of Shasta shall elecr one member of Assembly. The Committee was of course compelled to take the late census returns as the basis of the apportionment. Hence some of the mining counties will not get as many members as their actual population entitles them to. This is the case with our own county. We are fully satis fied that our population is amply sulllcieut, with a large number to spare, to entitle us to two representatives. But as the census was taken at a time of the year when our people number ed many less than they do at present, we of course find ourselves rather low down in the scale. Siskitou House. —We call the attention of persons traveling north, to the advertisement of Pierre Le Gnevel & Co., Yreka. EXPLOSION OF THE STEAMER JENNV LIND. Eighteen Lire* L«n and Thirty Peruana Badly Scalded ! ! We are indebted to Rhodes & Lusk’s Express for San Francisco papers of the 12th. We take from the Herald an account of the great degtruc tiou of life on board the Jenny Lind. Yesterday, as the steamer Jenny Lind was on her way to this city from Alviso, when opposite the Pulgas Rancho, at about 1 o’clock I*. M. r blew up, carrying away the bulk-head and cab in, killing and badly scalding between forty and fifty passengers. Most of the passengers at the dinner table in the cabin, unconscious of dan ger, when the back portion of the connecting pipe was blown out, sweeping the hot steam in to the cabin, dealing death and destruction in its fearful course. The following is a list of sufferers : Mr. Noah Ripley, dying. Mrs. Noah Ripley, dying. The three childree of the anove, dead. Mrs. Emmerson badly scalded. Mrs. David Page, dying. Herdanghfer dead. Mrs. Kim ball dead. F. Bosworth badly scalded M- Bain, badly scalded. His little boy, dead. Bry an Murphy, badly scalded. G. Simmonds, F. F- Collier, R. A. Wyman, scalded. Mrs. Winluc, dead. F. Gregg, T. J. Kell. Thos. Godden and Jacop I). Hopn, badly scalded. L. F. Drake, dead. Edward Btain and the wife ol A. Lo raine, badly scalded. A. Goldsmith, slightly scalded. The steward and two firemen, dead. Two waiters, several Mexican ladies and chil dren, badly scalded. The following are still later particulars of this sad affair. Mr. Ripley and wife, Mrs. Emuier son, Jonas Hawkins, Mr. Brambley, Mr. Mur phy, Mr. Winser, Mr. C. A. Shelton, the well known florist, Mr. Thomas Godden, and Charles Smith are dead. Numberof bodies are unre cognized. Captain and Clerk escaped. The- Herald thinks the number of killed and scalded will not fall short of fifty. Clear Creek and IVtnvmillf Itunit. We perceive by the legislative proceeding* of the (>lli inst.. that tbe bill nil rod net d by Mr. Reading, of Trinity, providing for the const ruc tion of a wagon road from Clear Creek to \\ ea verville, was defeated on ibe ground of nucnii stitntioiiiility. Tbe following proceedings relative to tbe mat ter, we take from Ibe Slaft Journal Legislative report of tbe »lb iiust.: Mr. Moore moved to reconsider the vote by which the hsll to construct a wagon load in Trin ity, was lost im yesterday. Mr. Ridding Loped the vote wonbl not be re considered — it was a bill lor sptcial corporate purposes —inconsistent with evtiy print iph of the Democratic party, and con Hiding with the Constitution. Mr. Reading, of Trinity. hoped the vote word*! he reconsidered and ike kill passtd. It was Ij(iS justice to tine people of Trimly, anil would save tin in lit tat to ] *i>» p« ri t ui. i n tLi ir | >ovisieiis. lie said it was neiiberjnst nor gem rolls lor the gentleman to sprint; party npon it. Mr. M< M a Lon tiid nut kno w whither t his w a.v a whig or dt mot vatic measnte . but he Utu well that the road was demanded by the wants and necessities ol ike people in that n gion ot tuna try. Mr. Mt Candles* surged the bill —he was w»ll Heipe.iinli d w ith that country, and km w ’he eiti zi ns demanded, as they aweiinl the road. A ■it inoeratic legislature passed simitar kills last si ssir.n. Mr. Cn bands opposid tie kill hi ean.-e it iinconslimtioual. Mr. diver regarded it as special legislation, and as siitli. thinly niivenstitatiinnl. It was h trap to cati b tli n.ia rats, by w hie h the vi.inority cot lld ent the throat ot the ill a i a rnev. Mr. Robinson opposid the hill as nneonstitn tionul; and Mt. I’roclor step parted it as net es sary. Mr. I,eake knew nolhingof party tin t'iisquea lion—he looked only to the Const it iri’is.m sail rt - guided that instrument as clear andi » split it ni» hat point. He read from. Hie cimsfitatiou its sustain Irs position. Mr. Blush opposed it and a (signed his reus on* at length. The ayes and lists were ealbtl, anti resulted IT In ~ ■ i. No the motion was lost. Acts pus«c<l by rise 32«1 C«u|>ri M. RELATING TO UKKCU.V AM> CA LI KoltNl A.. All net tor the const met ion of military Hand* in Oregon territory. Approv* il Jim. *. An lift to amend mi m l entitled * All m l to es tablish tin- territorial "overturn lit of On gon F ippruved Ail”. 4. 1848.” Appmvcd Jan. 7.. An net to 1 1I** 1 1 i 1 1 it public ixi eiilioi.s in the district f Columbia. Apprnvi d Jan. 23. An net to iinieml an act enlitleil tin act to cre ate till! office of Snrvi yor (ii ill nil ol the j ulilic lands ol (.trefoil, and to provide lor the sin m y and to liitike donations to the m ttli rs of the j üb lif lauds. Ajipiovid Feb. 11. An act granting the right of way to rUr- St_ bonis anti Iron Mountain Railroad Company, and lor other jiui poses. Approved Fib. H. An act to iiinend the ail appiovid the 31»t August, 1852, in refi tence to the appropriation ■or continuing the survey of the Mexican boun dary. Approved Dec. 23, 1852. An act to establish the Ut i iloriul govt rnnient ol \\ asliington. An act to provide for a survey of the public' “•ids in Callbirnia, the granting of donation* ‘nd privileges therein, and lor other pltrposi s. An act making appropriation lor the support ol tin- Military Academy tor the year ending the JO li of June, 1854. An act to cxti nd pre-emption rights to tiiistir- Veyei. lands, and lor other purposes. An act to amend an act e: title cl “An act tie amend an act to settle and adjust the cxpeiisi* of the people of Oregon from attacks and hos tilities ot the Canyz Indians, in the years 1847 and 1848. ’ Approved Aug. 21, 1852. Thk St kamno at Gazelle sunk.— We learned in the early part of the week, by note from Mr. C. McC reary, Rhodes & Lusk’s Express Mes senger, that this elegant little boat was reported, to have struck a snag and partly sunk between Colusa and Fremont. Since then we believe she has been raised without sustaining any seri ous injury. Pictorial U.mox.— We are indebted to Mr. Roman, of the Shasta Bock Store, for a copy of the third number of the Pictorial Union This number has been gotten up with a great deal of elegance. It contains some twenty-five engrav ings, including, it is said, a line likeness of the notorious bandit chieftain, Joaquin. One might • go a long way without finding anything so ap propriate to send to an eastern friend as a re membrancer. Sacramento Theatre. — A very commodious, theatre is in process of erection in Sacramento, The Union says, the dimensions of the stage are 30 by 50 feet, and that there is to be but one tier ot boxes, with a parquette and pit, capable o£ containing 800 persons conveniently, or 1000 ia a jam.