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San Francisco Agency. —E. R. Robinson,
F.sq. will hereafter act as Agent for theSAos/a
Courier in San Francisco. We take pleasure in
lecomniemling Mr. R. to the lavor ol the San
Francisco merchants. Tin y niay he fully assured
that all business orders lor the Courier lelt with
him will be faithfully attended to. Office in the
“ Union Hotel.”
Publication ol’ Official null l.egal ItlolieM,
As the act recently passed by the California
Legislature, entitled “An Act to provide for the
better publication of Official and Legal Notices,”
has called forth more bitter animadversion from
a respectable portion of the press than any law
of the present session, we publish it in full on
our first page.
W e have refrained heretofore from expressing
an opinion in regard to this law, for the very
good reason that we had not seen a copy of it up
to the time of going to press last week. True,
we enjoyed the privilege of reading sundry ar
ticles denouncing the law in the most unmeasur
ed terms of bitterness. But as the writers ol
those articles have during the entire winter un
ceasingly abused everything and everybody con
nected with the Legislature and Government ol
California, we did not of course attach any very
great weight to their expressions of censure.
While we cannot give the law our full approv
al, we are free to confess that in some respects
it cannot fail to work to the advantage of the
people at large. It will undoubtedly fully ac
complish the object at which it ostensibly aims,
viz: a “ better publication of official and legal
notices” throughout the State than we have had
heretofore. This of itself would justly outweigh
many objectionable features. Every one is
aware of the fact that heretofore valuable prop
erty bus frequently been sacrificed through fail
•ire of the proper officer to make a suitable pub
lication of the same. Under the present law no
such thing is likely to happen.
It also provides that all official and legal Hott
er s shall be published at a cost of about fifty per
cent, less than heretofore—a provision which,
we fear, will prevent the unhappy papers below
from exciting that sympathy in the breasts of
the people which at present they seem so much
to desire, as well as save the favored press from
that fiery indignation of the public which, it is
said, will speedily burst forth.
Nevertheless the law should never have been
enacted, inasmuch as it deprives certain busi
ness men of rights vested iu them by immemo
rial usage. It is essentially anti-democratic and
justly' subjects the Legislature to the charge of
legislating for a few peisons in opposition to the
interests of others. It tends to monopolize in
the hands of a portion of the press, a certain de
scription of business which was heretofore pos
sessed by all iu common. We are uncompro
misingly opposed to almost all manner of mo
nopolies. They are violative of all our ideas of
democracy and equality. We are opposed to
protecting, by legislative enactment, men en
gaged either in printing newspapers or printing
calicoes. We would have free trade and equal
privileges, as near as may he, in all branches of
Besides, the professed and great object of the
law would have been fully accomplished, if the
name of no newspaper had been mentioned in
the act. It ought to have simply provided that
all official and legal notices in the counties com
posing certain districts should be published in
some paper iu the same district. This would
not have interfered with the business of any
newspaper concern, as the present law does.
The act is of but little benefit to us—giving us
no more than we had before—forcing us to do
the legal publishing for half our usual rates —and
then demanding for this munificence that we
furnish the various County Clerks of the State
with six hundred dollars' worth of our papers !
The Apportionment Btr.i.. —The Assembly
apportionment bill has passed that body, giving
each county in the State one member of Assem
bly, and adopting the same Senatorial districts
as contained in Senator Sprague’s bill. The
bill is not right or equable, as is evidenced by
the fact that it gives the county of Tulare, with
a population of 200, 1 member, while Shasta,
with 4000 inhabitants is allowed hut the same
representation. We are glad to see our mem
ber, Dr. Cabauiss, taking strong grounds
against so unjust a bill.
The Ninth Judicial District. —Quite a
warm discussion occurred iu the Assembly on
Saturday last, upon the proposition to take
Trinity from the Bih Judicial District and attach
it to the ninth. Messrs. Irwin, Thomas and
Wells opposing, and Messrs. Reading. Proctor
and Cabauiss supporting. It was finally decided
to assign to the Bih District, Klamath, Humboldt
and Siskiyou, and to the 9th, Colusa, Shasta,
Butte aud Trinity.
Masonic Celebration. —The Masons of this
place have determined to celebrate the ap
proaching anniversary of St. John’s Day—24th
June—with a Public Procession, Oration, Ac.
All brother Masons, with their wives and daugh
ters. are requested to lie present. See their
card iu the proper column.
Pub. Docs. — Hon. Wm. M. Gwiu, U. S. Sena
tor, Gov. Bigler, and the Hons. R. T. Sprague,
T. T. Cabauiss, Richard Irwin, Paul. K. Hubbs.
Philip A. Roach. R. G. Reading, L. $. Williams
and J <G. Marvin have each placed us under ob
ligations for valuable documents during the
week, for which we beg leave to return thanks.
New Cocntt.—A new county, Humboldt,
has been created out of the lower portion of
Trinity. This county lies upon the ocean, and
the Bay ol the same name, and is essentially an
agricultural countv.
Adjournment oe the Legislature. —The
Joint Resolution for the adjournment on the 11th
iust., has been rescinded, and next Weduesdnv,
the igih inst.. substituted.
Frsm Pitt River.
From John Spencer, Esq., just from Pitt River,
we learn that very rich diggings hive been dis
covered on Horse Creek, a stream putting into
Squaw Creek at Elizabethtown. As much as
SIOO have been taken iu one panful from claims
in the bed of this creek.
Equally rich diggings have also been found
on Battle Creek, on the opposite side of the Sa
cramento River from Maj. Reading’s Ranch.
Large numbers of miners have repaired thither.
Rich Gulch continues to yield as abundantly
as ever. A number of claims continue to yield
as high as |IOO per day to the man.
We have been assured of the truthfulness of
the above statements by a number of persons,
aud that the average wages iu the Pitt River
Mines generally, reach from eight to ten dol
lars per diem.
An Indian came to Mr. Parkers house, four
miles this side of Carman’s Ferry, a few days
since, and staled that a party of men, living in
log cabins, were at work oft’ towards Lawson’s
Peak, about CO miles distant, and that they were
taking out buyo yorkat, (much gold.) This is
supposed to be the Bagley party, in searching
tor which, it will be remembered, the persons
were engaged when they discovered Pitt River
diggings. From CO to 100 miners have already
starti d for that point.
The following extract from a letter written on
the 9th iust., at Pittsburg, is furnished us by Mr.
Cram :
Many of tlw miners have left for Battle Creek
or Lawson’s Peak, but will I think, return be
fore long. New discoveries are being made
daily, aud the extent of mining country now
known, is sufficient to keep a large number of
men employed fora considerable length of time.
Buildings are going up daily, improvements of a
permanent eharacterare being made, aud every
thing indicates that this will soon be a place of
considerable importance.
Senator Benton. —Speaking of this gentle
man, in many respects the greatest statesman
now living iu America, the New York Herald
Old Bullion, if he lives and holds his present
robust health, will be the life and son! of the
next House ol Representatives, and will make
the fur fly from the bucks of the youngsters who
shall dare to bold him as excommunicated from
the parly. He is just in that position and frame
of mind for cutting and thrusting right and lelt,
which will make him an invaluable acquisition
to the House. The fledglings aud hawbucks of
ilia* honorable body of raw materials have for
some time required a man to take the place of
John Quincy Adams ; and there need he no fear
that Benton will not exercise the prerogatives
accorded to such a privileged character.
Senator Benton has the disposition and ability
to accomplish more for California than any man
in the Union. And now that he has taken hold
of the great project of constructing a railroad
across the continent, we have every confidence
that the work will be made in the course of a
very few years. By his very able letters upon
this subject, addressed to the people of Missouri,
be has set a hall iu motion that will not be slop
ed until this important object is accomplished—
until the Mississippi Valleyaud the Pacific Ocean
are connected with a great National Railroad.
Robbery at Dry Creek. — On Tuesday night
last a man, name unknown, entered the store
of Hugh Mackay, Esq., at Dry Creek, and re
quested permission to sleep there during the
night, at the same time complaining of be
ing unwell. His request was of course granted.
In the morning, however, when the clerk
awoke, he louud the sick man non rst, and upon
examing the desk, perceived that he had taken
with him some four hundred dollars in money
belonging to Mr. Mackay. It appears that he
took the key ol tin: desk Irom the pocket of the
clerk while that gentleman was asleep and thus
gained possession of the money. Persons were
immediately started in pursuit of the thief, but
up to tlie last accounts bad not overtaken him.
The last seen of him was when leaving Male
town, after having taken breakfast and made
sundry purchases iu that place.
P. S. Since the above was iu type we have
been informed that Mr. Herkimer caught the
rogue and recovered all the money except $4.50.
The amount stolen was more than supposed,
being about $550. The fellow made bis escape
the night after his capture.
Declined. —We have received from a geutb
nian in Siskiyou, what purports to be an exact
copy ol a speech delivered by the President of
the Convention which assembled in Yreka, Oct.
5, 1852, to nominate a candidate for Assembly
man for Siskiyou. We are requested to publish
it as a rejoinder to a little piece of fun that ap
peared in this paper a few weeks since,caption
ed “ Hyfoluteu.” Had we thought that the au
thor of that production would have done other
wise than enjoy a hearty laugh over the whole
thing, it would not have appeared. And lest
personal enmity should hereafter grow out of it,
we must beg leave to decline the publication of
the speech. Mr. G. K. G. is really a very spright
ly writer, and when we published his little
“flight,” expected it would afford him no little
Fire. —On Monday afternoon the Brewery in
the lower part of town, belonging to Mr. Jacob
Ellsaser. caught fire, and for a little lime was in
a fair way to be entirely consumed. Owing to
the prompt action, however, of many citizens,
the fire was extinguished before it hail effected
any serious injury. The card of Mr. E.. thank
ing the citizens for their timely assistance, will
be louud in another part of today’s paper.
Arbcckle Diggings. —We have very good ac
counts trom this locality. Some very fine strikes
have been made by miners, by going lower
dowu than was usual in those diggings hereto
fore. Two brothers, by the name of Waite,
have especially been very successful, frequently
taking out ns much as SIOO per day.
Body Recovered. —We learn from Mr. Par
ker, of Rhodes A Lusks Express, that the body
of Mr. Nelsou Sherman, who was drowned in
Trinity River on the 29th of last March, was
found during the past week.
The Vrekat and Weaverville Exprcan-
The Expresses of Cram, Rogers &. Co., anil
Rhodes &. Lusk, rnnuiug from ihis place to Yre
ka and Weaverville, have been doing some of
the speediest traveling during the past week,
we will venture to say —the very mountainous
character of the trails being taken into consid
eration—that has been made in California.
On last Saturday morning, at the hour of 2
o’clock 50 min., J. A. Parker, Rhodes & Lusk’s,
ami S. D. Brastow, Cram, Rogers &. Co’s Ex
press Messengers, left our office with the Courier
for Weaverville. At 6 o’clock 45 minutes Mr.
I’. arrrived at theiroftice in that place some hour
and a quarter ahead of Mr. B.—making the trip,
a distal ce of 40 miles, over tremendous moun
tains, in 3 hours 55 minutes. Mr. Brastow re
turned to this place by the middled the follow
ing afternoon, and on Sunday made the trip
again, with late Atlantic papers, in the unprece
dented time of 3 hours 45 minutes.
Precisely at half-past 2 o’clock of the same
morning, J. A. Horsely, Cram, Rogers & Co’s,
and E. F. Terry, Rhodes & Lusk’s Express
Messengers, started from our door with the
Courier for Yrcka. At 4 o’clock 55 minutes of
the same evening, Mr. H. rode up to their office
in Yreka, 45 minutes in advance of Mr. T., who
arrived at 5 o’clock 40 minutes, making the trip
of 120 miles over mountains, in the remarkable
time of 13| hours, or averaging more than nine
miles per hour. We think that these four riders
will do to brag on. Certainly we have never
heard of any Expressmen making better time
in the State.
Tins Year’s Emigration. — All accounts from
the east concur in stating that the emigration
across the Plains this year will be equally as
large as that of the past season. The St. Louis
correspondent of the Alta, writing on March
17th, sajs:
“ Men are bustling and hurrying up their pre
parations for the tiip to the El Dorado, and if
present appearances and futu re promise have any
thing to do with if, the emigration overland will
scarcely fall short of that last year. A large num
ber of those going, however, will be dancing at
tendance on vast droves of cattle, an article ot
speculation, on which it may be said a mania
exists among men of a certain amount of capital;
indeed, to such an extent has the maiua spread
that the price of beet for domestic consumption
lias gone up in the market, and housekeeps arc
rather on the horns of a dilema in consequence.
In the upper counties of the State and in parts of
Illinois, the fever is also raging with great in
Will our citizens take the necessary steps to
bring a large portion of this emigration info our
section of the State ? From the Humboldt River,
the emigrant may reach this point sooner than
any other mining town in the State. The road
is not only shorter, but better than any other
route across the Sierra Nevada. It is also abun
dantly supplied with good grass and water along
the greater portion of its entire length. In ad
dition to this, midway between this point and
the Humboldt River, is situated Clear Lake Val
ley, throughout the year covered with a most
luxuriant growth of grass, and therefore a place
admirably adapted for recruiting stock that have
just made the severe drive across the desert. As
very many of the emigrants arc bringing with
them tremendous nnmbers of stock, this fact alone
will be possessed of great weight with them.
Indeed, we are convinced that a large portion of
the emigration will come this route if they are
but furnished with the facts. Will this matter
be neglected ?
From French Gci.ch. —A correspondent, “ W.
G. I).,” assures us that the French Gtrlch mines
have yielded, for a long time past, equal to those
of any portion of Northern California. A few
days since, Messrs. A. Smith & Co. took out ot
their claim the handsome sum of 13.] ounces.
Lucky strikes are of daily occurrence, while the
average wages are most satisfactory. Ollier por
tions of the communication ot “ \V. G. I)." we
cannot publish, being ef a personal character,
and unaccompanied with the writer’s name.
The last lump of gold brought to town by Mr.
Fehly, of the Washington Quartz Company, was
sold to Bull, Baker &• Co. for $2.818 —being the
product of eight day’s labor. This will give up
wards of two hundred and thirty dollars to each
of the twelve partners. Pretty fair wages.
From Yreka. —.Mr. Raines, ot Cram, Rogers
& Co’s Express, arrived in town yesterday even
ing from Yreka. We are indebted to him for
our regular correspondence, but are unable to
publish it this week, for the reason that our pa
per was entirely made up when it arrived. Mr.
K. made the trip up in 15 traveling hours, fur
nishing the people of Yreka w ith New Orleans
papers thirty days from date.
Epitoriai. Change. —\\ e perceive that Messrs
Garfield & Gelwieks have retired from (lie edi
torial charge of the Miner * Advocate, and that
henceforth it will be conducted by F-. A. Snyder,
late member ot Assembly, from San Francisco.
Mr. S. has for several years past been connected
with the San Francisco press, and is a sprightly
and entertaining writer. Here’s our hand, Fred
—and may we never quarrel.
The Japan Expedition. —The teporf that
this expedition was to be recalled by the pre
sent administration, is contradicted. Many of
the vessels by this time are beyond the possibil
ity of recall, at leaat before they arrive at the
port in the Indias fixed upon as a point of ren
dezvous for the fleet ere proceeding to Japan.
A Rogue Ducked.—A few days ago, an liom
bre accused of stealing some eight or ten dollars
from the drawer of Mr Mix, of Franklin, was
ducked in the creek by a parly of the miners,
and then granted permission to take “ French
Quick Trip. —On Sunday last. Mr. John H.
Smith, ol Hull & Crandall’s line, drove through
from Telit-ma to this place in the short space of
five hours and fifty-five minutes. We believe
this time has never b, en beaten on this road.
Rlisdrn Ac |.a*k'« Kx|irf«*,
W e arc under many oldiyntiunj to tin* E\-
|>rc«s for iuvurs during tin- week.
Pitt River Correspondence.
The following letter is from an old Shasta
County Miner. Ilisstatt ments coincide with all
accounts that we have heretofore published of
these truly capital diggings :
Pittsburg, May 12, 1853.
Messrs. Editors —It appears to me, that
notwithstanding the short instance between our
town and Shasta, as little is known of the former
as though the two were antipodes. The fact is,
that the majority of those coining here anticipate
making their piles right away, without the trou
ble of looking for them. But speedily discover
ing that gold has to be hunted for here as else
where. and not knowing the position of the coun
tiy, or where to commence searching, they leave
in high dudgeon and pronounce the place a hum
bug. Men of perseverance and experience
aluue remain here, and show by the product of
their labor, the falacy of these assertions.
There can be no doubt but that the palmy
days of California are once more in enjoyment
here. This is evident from the immense
amount of money in possession of those having
located themselves, and the number of those
who are already returning to the States, with
the results of their work in these diggings. This
week seven nave returned home with handsome
piles, who, to my knowledge, before working
here had not the means to pay their passage.
The diggings are not only equal to those of ’49,
but they possess all the advantages of’s3. Pro
visions are almost as low as they are in Shasta,
and we have buildings and improvements which
would shame many old districts. Handsome
houses are in process of erection, and facilities
lor gettiug here are ample. Your townsman,
Mr. Carman, with Mr. Hughes (the original dis
coverer of these mines,) have completed a ferry,
which will compare favorably with any in the
country. Beef is plenty; milk, fresh butter and
venison in any quantity, lu fine, as one of the
old miners, I must say that the Pitt River dig
gings are the “ no plus ultra” of mines, combin
ing a plenty of oro with the comforts and luxu
ries of life. Should you desire it 1 will particu
larize more at a future time. Vera.
[Per Cram, Rogers & Co.’s Express.]
Regular Triuilr Correspondence.
Wka vehville, May 12, 18)3.
Gents ;—This being Court week, our town is
enlivened by the presence of numerous visitors,
till of whom seem to be very much occupied with
their legal duties. Next week we will endea
vor to give you n list of cases disposed of.
With the exception of the Courts, not much
excitement has been visible upon the surface of
society. On Saturday, however, we had a dash
in the rival expresses, one following close upon
the heels of the other, and delivering us the
Courier at our breakfast fable.
Although we seldom hear the complaint of
dull times, we expect It) have it much livilier
here shortly. The Trinity River Water Race
will soon be completed—everything upon the
work is progressing smoothly and rapidly, but
not so rapidly as its go-ahead superintendent
would have it, could he but procure a hunured
more men.
The diggings at Mnrccrville are yielding well,
being all we predicted, good ounce diggings.
In the course of a week or so, we will have
three or four new saloons open, and which are
to be fitted up in a superior manner.
The deep hole is still going down with every
prospect of success. Adoiie.
John Mki.lvi i.i.k, Es<j. —lt is intimated that
this universal favorite, who has so long furnished
the wants of ibe inner-man of many of onr towns
men. is about turning his attention to the cloth
ing business. Me rather flatters himself, from
his thorough knowledge of the art of dressing
~ v_ f?
beeves, that lie can render entiro satisfaction to
any young “ buck” who may be desirous of rig
ging himself out after the inanm r of the ion lon.
Ilis taste in the article of dress is decidedly Pa
It is his intention, also, to pit his celebrated
game-cock “ Flash-of-ligh.ning” against ibe far
famed rooster of Mr. Mix. the “Franklin City
Grower.” The light will transpire shortly, and
afford persons all opportunity to “ win a small
Jons Chinaman in Siskiyou. — A friend in
\ reka informs ns ihrongh Rhodts A, Lusk’s Ex
press, that the good people of that place were
thlown into ipiite a ferment, a few davs ago, by
tiie arrival of about 3. r > China mi'll, ihc first of that
people who have visited that county. It was the
occasion of much cogitation and agitation, and a
number of persons met to take measures to ex
pel from l hat section the pig-laih d gentry. The
Chinamen promptly tendered the amount of the
miner's tax for each one in advance, but no ofli
cer authorized to receive the same being present,
they were, we are glad to state, permitted lo n
m iin notwithstanding.
Our correspondent accompanies the fore
going with a bnrlcsijne report of of the proceed
ing* of the meeting on the occasion, for which
we will find room next week.
The Chinese Question in Trinity. — A vote
was taken on the 8 li inst., at Rig Flat. Trinity
County, for the purpose of delern ining whether
the Chinamen should be permitted lo work the
mines in that locality. Capt. Rest informs ns
hat the contest was exceedingly spirited. On
. losing the polls at sundown, however, the result
was ascertained to be, sixty-live votes for re
maining and sixty-three against—giving a ma
jority of two in favor of law.
I’ictoki ai.s. —\\ e are certainly much indebted
to Mr. Roman, of the Shasta Book Store, and
Cram, Rogers A: Co’s Express for late numbers
of ibe London “Illustrated News,” “ Gleason’s
Pictorial,” and the N. York “Illustrated News.”
Also for the latest copies of the London “ Punch”
and New York “ Lantern.”
f uom Ttinity River.—We learn from a cor
respondent that miners are flocking over that
way as though they had just began to discover
where the best mining districts were, and pack
trains have been following in an almost unbro
ken Hue for the past week or ten days.
Stagi.no. Baxter & Co. and Hall & Cran
dull s stages u-ually arrive in town about 2
o’c cm k in the afternoon. They leave Tehama
dU miles distant, at r, o’clock in the nmrnin"
- O*
May Day in San Francisco.—' This was a
great gala day in San Francisco among the chil
dren- some thousand or more having joined in
the ceremonies of the day.
CF" Governor Lane with bis family arrived
it San Francisco on flic sth hist., in the Bte amer
Sierra Nevada, cu ro-ili. fur Oregon,
Hal moil River ('•rrrapcndrarr.
South Fork Sai.mov River, )
Cal., May 6th, 1853. \
Editors Ska sin Courier :—ln my wandering*
I have fallen in here, and thinking *omething
from these diggings would not be wholly without
interest, I have taken occasion to drop you a line
or two.
This is a pretty hard place Like all other
streams in the country, it is hedged about by
high mountains. After descending, however,
from the surrounding snowy peaks, the stream
looks pleasant enough.
There is a good number of miners here, and
they are going to work in good earnest, with
sluices, toms, &c. Those that have got in their
claims are doing a fair business, making front
eight to twelve dollars per day. They are work
ing anil prospecting the banks and bed of thu
stream farther up than heretofore, and it promi
ses well.
Grub has been rather scarce, but now fools as
well as provisions are cheap and plentiful.
When an opportunity presents itself, yon may
again hear from Squibs.
Jacksonville, O. T., Correspondence.
We are indebted to Cram, Rogers & Co’» Ex
press for our Jacksonville cot respondence of thu
!hh inst. The crowded state of our columns will
not permit us to publish this week more than
the latter portion of thu letter. The remainder
will appear in our next. The writer says:—
Our mining intelligence is interesting. Alt
house Creek this week semis forth an eight hun
dred dollar lump, to match one of the right-hand
Fork, taken out a few weeks siuee, while lumps
from I to I*’ ounces abound. Unfortunately m
this immediate vicinity water is failing rapidly.
In Rich Gulch, where tens of thousands have
been taken out this year, and where new ami
rich diggings have just been discovered, miner*
will not have water over a fortnight. In tho
new diggings six men look out on Sunday last
w ithin a fraction of SSOO. What has been taken
since is a mystery. Applegate and Althunio
creeks and Sailor Diggings are well supplied the
year round with watt r, and yon may be on tho
lookout for many a big lump from lliesr places,
as well as numerous little ones of the same fami
ly. I have heard of » xleusive pUcer and bank
diggings some two davs’ mule travel north of
this, on Grave creek, yielding from SSO to s‘JOti
per day to the tom.
When will this gold region end ? What is to
be the result in the value of gold, and its effects
upon property, if these continual si ml never
ceasing new discoveries go on in their yield !
I’ilt river is yet unknown. The whole counties
ol Shasta, Klamath, Trinity ami Siskiyou are
but one unknown gold-bearing region larger
than several of I lie Atlantic States taken singly ;
and to these is to be added a large part of South
Oregon yet tint raced, lint from which, on the
rivers from their months to their source* evi
dences of gold have been obtained.
From the coast we have had mule train*
make the trip to Altlionse and back in four and
a-li.ill days, thus bringing Jacksonville within
three and a half days’ travel of Crescent City,
fhe proprietors of that spot are confident of es
tablishing it as an important point of supply to
this mountain region. Thrir success, however,
must depend milch upon steam.
W ishing the (.’wirier a long and successful. Hi
it will be a pleasant run ol bnsiiii ss, I am.
Truly yours, “Tin. Li.ooinos.’'
The I'l.AiTiivii.i.K Hkk.ii.o.— We have receiv
ed the second number of this paper, pnblislnd in
I’laccrville, by J. T. Holt, and edited by W.
Wadsworth ami F A. Bee. It is thoroughly de
mocratic. The Ucrnhl presents a faultless typo
graphical appearance, while its editorials are
marked with no mean ability. We extend to it
a band of welcome.
Ailums «V l ii'» Kv|iitu.
We return thanks to this K.\ press for daily
files ot Saeraiiienlo anil San Francisco papers
throughout the week. Also for the regular tic*
livery of our country exchanges.
Ukai.th ok thk Vick I'iiksiui-.nt. —Mr. King,
at last accounts, hail ahamlolieii all hopes of re
covering his health, having ilerivi il no henetil
Irum his resilience in (Julia, lie was desirous **f
returning home at once, to breathe his last sur
ruiitnleil hv his friends.
SHASTA IVt! O 1: M V 1.1: IMtlt KM
cut UKAT.
Shasta, May 11th. ISVI.
1 hiring a portion ol the v\ e, k we hare hail
cold and rainy weather, and consequently 1 lio
ness was rather dull for sevi ral days. Yester
day. hovvevi r. trade was ijuite brisk,and several
urge trains were loaded for Vieka and Weaver*
ville. Tin re has been hm little change in tho
Icailipg «ntic cs since our last.
Oour, 12,/12.1 Nails, o t )„o,1
Corn Altai, kiln | Molasses, 1,75«2.5i>
dried, 15 Brandy, S2A./5
do eala.-round, Ki//17 Whiskey, 0., 187 A/,2.50
Barley 0-/I0 Bye. M.’.n, 212i//2,2'»
(dear link, il-WKS Port Wine, #.> :{
IlmisK. :iß'/l() Butt, r, hf Uhls, «5/r7U
Bacon, -It) p-, ( ~,
lltee. Carolina. 18 ,20 Chili Benches, lu
leas, Imp. and j Dried Apples, 2i)„25
(om Bow,h r. 75//100 Candles, 50.,5',
Cottee, Kin, .lava,o;i„o <; Salt. Ido 8
Sugars, Manilla, I 1„ 18 I ohaci o. Crape 55//5U
“ N ;>- 1 -•hitni. 10//20 Mackerel, fiOmt
*• pd, crush’d, 25//2X Potatoes, ‘>.,,,.,4
Cheesg. 9MJ Beans, 7v/rli:
ATTK\TIM\ |»|.; T|M('|(.4>|<M !
Tlw Detm.crats of Shasta Cunnly an- reque.t.
• to noli I primary meetings in flit- various el.-,.
Mon precinct* of Hie comity, iiikl elect delegate*
0 a Comity Convention, to he In,Men in the
town of Shasta, on the till of .Inlie next, f,, r the
purpose of Iboosing six delegates to attend the
Democratic State Convention, to he held in the
etlv of Benicia on tin- Sim .lay of sai.l month
(. |,,n .) Ihe various precinc** are entitled to the
number ot delegates as follows, being one for
each precinct, one tor each all Democratic vote,
cast therein at the Presidential election, and one
tor each precinct above fifty ; 1
Shasta City 2C4, 7: Whisky Creek CO 1.
kre.iel. (inlch 111. I; Oak H 0110,.. 12. 2 ; "’J,’
Cottonwi.od go. 2 . Eag,e Creek 45. ’• J, *
1 lor.-etown 122, 4; One Dog Tow,, 22. 2 ■ I ow.-r
Springs .*7,2; Krd Blntts J * r
o . n.. . m 1 u< - ■~ ’ v^oltonwood ‘Jlj
On, Nhde low,, 32. 2; Middletown 7> 3’
free Bridge 37.2; Oak Valiev IS ... p ’
Creek 17,2; Month Clear Creek 22,’J 7 \hm”t
im'r 8to “ n » ««« o r;
" M. .1. POTTER,’
Shasta, May C ° n ‘' Co<
~ - my 14 4t
BENJAMIN shlrtleff
Miiy 14, 1839. ' n „, JI4 , f

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