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THE SHASTA COURIER.
SAT UR DAY MORNING. MAY 21. 1853. Ajjrnta lor the Courier. The following genth men are our regularly authorized Ag. ntn, empowered to collect Sub scriptions, Ad'cilisemtul*, and Job Work, and receipt for the wane:— San Francisco Agkxct. —E. IL Robinson, 1 «<|. will In rt after act as Agent for \he Shas/o Courier in San Francisco. We take pleasure in •recommendiug Mr. K. to tlie favor of the Sail Francisco merchants. They may be fully assured that all business orders for the Courier left with will be 1 utlifuily attended to. Office in tin “ Union Hotel.” Sacramento Ac knct. —Mr. ,T. M. Shepherd w ill hereat it art as agent (dr the Shasta Couri er in Sacramento. Hi< office is at the Book Store of She|ii. nl & Sydam, .1 street, between •7tli and Bth streets. IVeavorri/le. —Cham, Rogers & Co. One II >se Totcn. — Smith i. Tollman, Ex pressmen. frinrh G>/,'<h —Morrow & Sh in non, and OHUOI Tl Il S,- B RUN NINO. Ynh" —Cram. Rogers & Co. I"i f Agents wanted in every portion of tbr mines. The Cliiuesc, A\ e regret to leuni that a party of miners fron the vicinity of Briggsviile, have permitted them mjres to become exasperated against this peace able and iiiiotFemling portion of our population 1 I ley have already frightened some hundred or mot'eol them from their claims on CltarCreek, by tlireats and other dcLaoustratious of personal hostility. T hose men must know that this whole thing is not only in violation of positive law but in di rect antagonism ol justice and right. It is not reason dde to suppose that a pood American cili/. n would venture to break the laws of his country, unless to prevent a grievous evil or effect a very great good, In this case it was, confessedly, to remove an evil. Now let ns see of what that evil consists. it seems that the Chinamen on Clear Creek had stiff, red to the amount of about §SOO, by the thieving propensities of the Indians. Catching one ol the rogues in the act of plundering a tent, they took him to One Horselown and delivered him to Americans for trial. For this certain par ties would chase the Chinamen from the dig gings in which they were at work, violate tin laws of tla ir country, and perpetrate a great wrong upon a parcel of weak, peaceable, inof fensive, and industrious men—any one of whom would, perh ips, in a single mouth, contribute more towards the support of government, than many of the men engaged in this disgraceful af fair do in the course of the entire year. Me appeal to the calm, sober judgment of these men, and ask them if tills is right 7 Is it just ? Is it American 7 Nay, is it honorable, or brave ? Remember these men were invited here by our laws, and by the enlightened policy of our government, both National and State. They came here with the full assurance of our chief Executive, that they should be protected in the full enjoyment of all privileges accorded to for eigners. How ungenerous then, now that thev are here, because they are weak and incapable ol defending themselves, to rise with arms and drive them from the mines. Remember, too, that every one of them has promptly paid his tax ol four dollars per month thus furnishing a very important source of re venue to the State. Already more than one hun dred of them have left for Sacramento, through fear of personal injury from lawless men. Thus has our County and the State each been deprived of at least §1.50 per month —and by whom 7 If we have been correctly informed, by men who have never since thutr residence in the country, paid half that amount into the State or Countv treasury. But throwing all selfish considerations aside, we again ask those men, if it is just or humane thus to trample upon a few weak persons for en deavoring to protect their properly from rogues? AN e understand that the Chinamen would have been handled very roughly but for the prompt interference of Sheriff Corsaut. Chinamen and all other foreigners tire entitled to the protection of the strong arm of law, and we trust that our officers will see they get it. Be Consistent. —The Sacramento Union , in several ol its articles opposing the legal notice law, urges as an argument against it, that the people had never expressed any dissatisfaction i relative to the manner in which legal notices were required to be-made heretofore—that thev had never asked for the passage of any such law ns the one at present in existence, &c. &c. Now this is precisely the same argument used by the opponents of the Convention bill, and yet the Union would pay no sort of attention to it. when discussing that question. When, we would like to know, have the people ever asked to have the question of a “ Convention or no Conven tion-' submitted to them ? Never. And vet the Union frequently charged those opposing the Convention Bill, with a desire to prevent “the i people" from expressing their sentiments. We think the argument equally correct in both cases. The Weather.— l ice weather has been ten times more capricious for a month past, than any spoiled beauty rh.it we have ever seen, or read of in books. The most of the past week has been as dry as the heart of an “old maid ; from choice,” and as hot as her indignation when allusion is made to her age. Yesterday, however, the sky was overcast with clouds, and about the middle of the day a drizzling rain commenced. Verily we begin to think with the State Journal that the next rainy season has set in. Hr Cui. »\ rigui, tit f ort tifauuig. passed through this place a few days since, ou his way to tort Joues, in Scott’* Valley, Siskiyou. \keka.—l he MarynUle Herald is informed that the proper pronunciation of Vreka is Wy re-ka, giving the letter a in the last syllable the same sound as in hah ! fella Crm Australia. Mr. Gilmore, w ho, in company with a number ol miners, left this place last fall for the Aus tralian Gold Diggings, has just returned. He informs us that notwithstanding the immense “ nuggets ” that art found in those gold fields, hey are not to be compared to our diggings, and that men do not average anything like the wages they do in this country. As proof of this lie says, that ten shillings per day is the highest wages paid mechanics in Sydney. Many of his companions returned with him, all perfectly ■satisfied that California, in every respect, is su perior to Australia for the working man. The Bark Jcssce Byrne has arrived in San Francisco with files of Sydney papers to the 23d of February. The most remarkable feature in the mining in telligence from Victoria, is tlie discovery of the "real nugget at Ballarat, weighing 123 pounds, die largest lump of gold in the world. The Sydney H. raid of the 19th ol February says the “nugget” is one unbroken rounded mass, very slightly veined with quartz. The total amount raised from the mines du ring the year 1852, appears to be 4,175,2-17 ounces. The Colonial Government has passed a new license law, taxing foreigners sls per month for the privilege of mining. The papers speak in terms of great severity in regard to the law, and the premonitory symptoms of a strike for independence were pretty generally apparent. The Australian mines are not so great in ex tent,while they are ten times as much crowded, as those in California. During the month of December, 1852, the number of vessels which arrived at Sydney [ was 152. These vessels landed 11,699 adult pass, n gers, of whom 007 were from America, and 13 from California. In the month of January, 1853, the number of vessels which arrived at the same port, was 139; adult passengers, 8.131. Allowing tills to be an average rate of immigra tion for each month, we make the arrivals of passengers at Sydney alone, 120,980 for a year. The arrivals at the ports of Meibom tie, Ade laide, Hobart Town, Launceston, etc., must be in proportion. A Perilous Position. — Walking out in the snberbs of our city a few evenings since with some friends, we encountered a grizzly bear, w hich immediately put after one of the party, a high functionary of the county, growling most fiercely, and exhibiting Ids leetli most frightful ly. We have read of some tall running in our time. We have heard of the Kentuckian who was unsuccessfully chased around a ten acre field by a streak ol greased lightning, and of the .tnmense speed with which the wild Ass skims over tlie plains of Tartary. Indeed, 2; 10 is sup posed a little above extra. But all these were nothing to the manner in which the Judge “ walked along” for a space or a space and a half. It most forcibly reminded us, as he leaped something less than a ten rail fence, of the words of the poet, “ I rise, I fly,” &c. And well he might, for never have we seen a more ferocious devil than the aforesaid bear, not to be mere than two ninntbaold ! New Paper in Yreka. —C. W. Thorubnry, Esq., passed through this place a few days ago, on his return to Yreka, with the material for publishing a paper in that flourishing place. His paper will make its appearance in a few w eeks. Mr. T. has a fine field for his enterprise, and we trust that the people of that section will demon strate their approval ol his endeavors to provide them the best possible means for furthering their interests, by according him a hearty and ample support. II? ’ “ The Hun” is the name el a new daily paper published in San Francisco by F. A. Bon nard. It is a very neat little affair, about as big as an old fashioned ginger cake, such as we used to buy on “Big Muster Days” at home for a Great streams from little fountains flow, Tall hogs from little pigs grow and we trust that it may steadily increase in size until it arrives at manhood. Letter from Judge Smith. —We have re ceived a letter from Judge G. A. Smith, in re ply to the communication of E. Steele, of Siski you, which appeared in this paper two weeks since. Owing to its very great length we are unable to publish it this week, as it arrived after our outside form was made up. It will appear next week. Cattle Stolen. —A few nights since a party of Coast Range Indians run off, from Cotton wood. some fifteen head of oxen belonging to Mr. Callahan, a merchant of this place. The following day a party started in pursuit but did not overtake the thieves. This makes more than fifty head oi valuable oxen stolen by these wiley rogues from Cottonwood within the past month or two. The only way to put a stop to this state of things is to send out adequate party and inflict a severe chastisement upon the thieves A sound whipping is the only possible way to convince an Indian of the exceeding “sinful ness of sin.” They can't or wou’t understand moral suasion. Fast Staging. —On Thursday last. Mr. W. A. Webber, of Baxter & Co’s Line of Stages, drove through from Tehama to this place—distance 60 miles—in precisely six hours and fifteen minutes, lie stopped at Cottonwood half an hour for the passengers to breakfast, and twenty-five minutes to make the various changes—thus making the trip through in five hours and twenty minutes. This time, we believe, has never been beaten on this road. Accident to the Eagle Creek Company.— We regret to learn that the immense chain, weighing some 11,500 lbs., thrown across Clear Creek, by the Eagle Creek Water Coinpanv, for the purpose of conducting the water of Eaele Creek into the gulches and flats above Horse town, broke on Thursday last. This is a most serious loss to the gentlemen engaged iu the en terprise, as the parting of the chain has destroved in a single moment the labor of several months, and may materially retard the pi execution ol the work. L'rom Pilt River. We are indebted to Edward S. Denson, Esq., of Cram, Rogers &. Co's Express, for tbe follow ing information from this quarter of the mines : Pittsburg already contains some thirty houses, mostly canvass. Among the number are two bakeries, a blacksmith shop, a barber shop, and a shoemaker shop. A waggon road will be open in a few days through to the town —$300 having been sub scribed for that purpose, which will very nearly complete it. Six ox teams from Monroeville crossed Pitt River on Thursday, with goods belonging to Messrs. McKay and Spencer, who iuteud estab lishing themselves at Elizabethtown, two miles this side of Pittsburg. The party now prospecting a waggon road to Yreka, has not yet returned. A company of 12 men took out of Rich Gulch last week, a little over SI2OO. Four men at the same place took out in one day S2OO. A com pany of men in a little gulch at the south ol Rich Gulch, took out SBOO last week. Claims on Horse Creek not yet prospected, arc selling from SIOO to S2OO. The miners generally are averaging satisfac tory wages. I'iuiu I'rcka. We are indebted to S. 1). Brastow, Cram. Rogers &. Co's Messenger, for tbe following items : New ami very rich diggings have been struck on Cottonwood, 20 miles uorlb-west of Yreka. Two boys were prospecting, and coming to a most unlikely piece of ground for gold, one of titeni remarked, “ Who knows but what there may he gold here ?” Acting upon the impulse of the moment they sunk a hole about four feet deep, and discovering gold, washed four pansful and got SIOO. It is thought that the diggings will prove extensive. There are more persons on Humbug at pre sent than ever before, and us a general thing they are doing better than during any previous season. A duel was fought at Jackson between two gamblers—each fired one shot at ten paces dis tance—spilt no blood—vindicated their honor, and made friends. A great number of persons are on the road between this point and Yreka, as well as numer ous trains of pack mules heavily laden with goods for the more northern mines. Mr. B. represents business as being very live ly in Yreka. On Sunday last the town was lite rally crowded with miners making purchases. Gosk Home. — Kate Hays and Herr Mengis, who, on the one part, and the snobs, exquisites, and soi-dlsant elite of San Francisco on the second part, have been for fifty nigdits playing “fantastic tricks” before each other, departed on the Kith on the John L. Stephens. A spell of sea sickness will doubtless be of immense benefit to the lady, enabling her to recover from the nausea created by the fulsome adulations ol the press, so unmercifully and so unceasingly poured out upon her. Who would have evet thought that the senseless articles of the 11 ’/< /’ " would have been productive of any good—anil yet they are now likely to furnish “ food for fishes.” S3}’ = “ Order is the first law of Heaven.” Ik nee “Order'' must he known in all Printing offices. Now “ Order” will remember, if he has read our paper, that one of our immutable •• orders” is to insert no communication in our paper unless we known the writer. In Luck. —The " Commodore,” waiting from Trinity County, says: “ The people of Big Flat have the advantage of ns poor fellows on Big- Bar, for they have ten women with them, in the shape of dried-up squaws, while we have nary one.” Boor fellows, how we pity you. Map or thk Northern Mi. ks. —We have been shown, by Mr. Roman of this place, a map of the mines north of this point, drafted hy Mr. Ehrenberger of Vreka. We have no hesitation in saying that it is remarkably correct —more so by fur than any we have yet seen published. Mr. R. has taken it with him to San Francisco, where it is his intention to have it published fin the benefit of persons traveling in the Northern portion of California. It is a work for which there is and has long been a grea' demand. Thanks.— Hon. Thomas 11. Benton, I . S. 11. of R., and Hons. K. T. Sprague, T. T. Cabaniss. R, G. Reading and Jas. McMahon, of the Califor nia Legislature, have our thanks for valuable public documents. EjF” The proceeds of the two last concerts of Miss Kate Hayes—the forty-ninth and fiftieth — amounted to the handsome sum of $lO,OOO. So. according to the Union, her business man says, with his finger on his nose doubtless. lit?' Companies C and L), tid regiment U. S. infantry, under command of Maj. H. Wessells, have gone to Fort Miller. Democratic Notice. — Me call attention to the notice of the Democratic Central Committee for Shasta County, to be found in another col umn Dentistrt. —Dr. J. S. Morse, who has a most enviable reputation as an accomplished Dentist, has again returned to town, and may be found at the St. Charles Hotel. See his card. Adnm»& KxprruH. We are indebted to Adams &, Co. for full files of California papers during the week. They have also again placed us in their debt f.ir for warding several bundles of paper to ns tbronirh from the Bay, for which they have onr sincere thanks. It U ode* I.ukK'h JKxpre**. This Express has placed us under renewed obligations during the week for papers am) per sonal favors, for which they will please accept our thanks. 15" The Juiiu L. Stephens left Sau Francisco ou the IGtb inst. wi h f 1.304,550 in gold uust. Vreko Correspondence. Y'iicka, May 17, 1853. Editors Coirier. —There is scarcely any thing new to report to you this week, save that there is a goodly quantity of new “garding sarce” now in our market, and we have new Couriers on the day of publication, (which is decidedly the most palatable.) Feminine female conventions, Chinese agitations, ct id omuc genus, have had their day, and now we have relapsed to that degree of dullness, as to be able to listen patiently to Ethiopian Sereuaders. As to the state of business, it has commenced reviving a little, and onr merchants feel more encouraged than they were a short time, since. The following are the ruling prices to-day: Flour 30 cts.; Fork 65; Ham6s/?70; Rice 37; Crushed Sugar 37.1 ; Beaus 35af0. The town is overstocked with clothing, but generally ol an inferior quality, still prices arc kept up. Another accident occurred here yesterday by the careless handling of a gnu. Two Mexicans were playing together, striving each to obtain possession of a gun, when it went oil’, tbe con tents passing into the abdomen of Gabriel Gar ciano, of Sinaloa, from the effects oi which he has since died. The reports from the miners are of the most encouraging nature. New leads have been struck on Cottonwood, which are paying $25 per day to the hand, while in our immediate vicinity I hear no complaints ot had luck, or do 1 see many idle; all having plenty of work and good pay. R- de C. •Scott Valley Correspondence. Scott Vauev, May 12, 1853. Mr. Editor, —Having been silent for some time, for various good and sufficient reasons. I again resume my pen, and give you in my plain way, the prospects and incidents of this part of Siskiyou County. This valley looks truly delightful, with its rail fences and cultivated fields of wheat, oats, bar ley, corn and potatoes, and bids fair to remuner ate abundantly the husbandman's labor. Where one year ago only three small patches of vegeta bles were seen, farmers now have" large culti vated fields of cereals, all of which look pro mising. The valley is better adapted for grain than any person was aware of. Nearly every acre of it is good arable land, and will produce without irrigation. As a general thing the grain was sowed too thickly, as it spreads and grows with tar too much thriftiuess. 1 have counted some ten and twelve shoots of wheat from one kernel. Oats and barley grow still more rank, and cover the ground completely- Owing to the scarcity and high price of seeds, however, not near so much was pul in as otherwise would fmve been. Benj. Kelsey, of Sonoma Valley is engaged erecting a Hounng mill, and thinks lie will have it finished by the time the wheat and corn crops are gathered. The miners on thw Klamath, three miles below the mouth of Scott River arc doing well. A com pany of three took out eighteen hundred dollars iu two weeks. Two miners on Scott Bar took out thirtv-two hundred dollarsin two days. Both ol these strikes were made this mouth. The two quartz mills are now in successful operation, one at the head of the valley and tin other at the lower end. ShecklelonFs company have run their mill two muu’lis. and have paid all expenses. This season they expect to reap a rich harvest. A pugilistic duel came off at Watson & Flouts’ Ranch on last Tuesday, between Mike Marten and the “ Old Major.” It uppers that this duel arose from an old difficulty which Mikt long ago supposed was satisfactorilv adjusted. The Major, however, insisted on sending a c hal lenge, and Mike could do no less than accept it. He then proposed tiding it up after the old " list and skull” fashion. Accordingly seconds \vi n chosen, a ring funned, and at it •• right merrilie” they went. On the first round the Major made the first pass, but being excited, tailed, and Mike return eiLtlie blow with effect, as the knuckle prints aresiill visible around his visual organs. On tin second round the Major was ettectuallv floored, and looking up out of a partly closed eye. erieo enough! Kkndai.i.. Xiie Apportionment tiill. This bill apportions the Senators and Assem blymen ns follows : Ist District. San Diego, San lb rnardino and Los Angeles, 1 Sena'or; ‘2d, S inta Barbara am. San Luis Obispo. 1 ; tJd, Mniitcn v and Santa Cruz 1 ; I'li, Santa Clara am) Alauieda 1 ; 5 1 , San 1 raneiseo 2 ; (ith. Maripo-a and Tulare 1 ; Till, Tuolumne ‘2 : 8 ! b, Sau Joaipiin and Con'r. Costa 1 ; Dili, Sacramento‘2; 10 h, Solano, Nap: mil \ 010 1 ; lltb. Sonoma, Marin and Mi-mloei no I ; l‘2tii, Trinity, Klamath, llnmboldt am Siskiyou 1; 13th, Colu«a and Shasta 1; 1 Mi. Butte 1 ; loth, Vulm and Sntii r 3 ; Kith, Neva da ’2 ; 171 h, I’taeer 2 ; IS b. 111 Dorado 4 ; 19 h, Calaveras 2 ; 20. h, Sierra 4.—Senators 31. Number ol Assemblymen : San Diego 1 ; San Bernardino 1 ; Los Ange les ‘2 ; Santa Barbara I ; San Louis Obispo 1 ; Monterey. 1; Santa Cruz 1; Santa Clara 2 : A.- imeda 1; San 1 raneiseo 9 ; Mariposa 2; Tn.ar. 1; I nolnmne .7 : San Joaquin 2; Con'ra Cost: 1 ; Sacramento -1 ; Solano 1 ; Yolo i ; Napa 1 : Sonoma and Mendocino 2; Marin 1 ; Siskiyoi I ; Colusa 1 ; Shasta 1 ; Bntte 3; Yuba .3; Sut ter 1 ; Nevada -3; I'lacer 4; 111 Dorado S; Cala veras .3 ; Sierra 2 —total Si). Latk rtioM China.— file ship London arrived it the Bay on Sitnrday. 1-1 h inst., bringing file? of China papers to 19tli Marcli. It was reported and believed in Canton, that the great city of Nankin had fallen into tin hands of the rebels on the 19lh of February. A friend, writing to the Friend of China, un der date of March 3,1, says : “ The intelligence received in Shanghae yes terday. from Nankin, is of an ah .ruing charac ter. The rebels have caplnrt d a city near that place, and their nest move will be Nankin it self/' Great numbers of Cantemnen are engaged by the Vaoutae to go to Nankin and fight, at tin rate of sls per month, and all the local force has been sent tn ,1. fend the place. 1 Ivors. —\v i iuuin our thanks to Messrs. Hall & Crandall, for theii kindness in bringing ns several laigc bundles of paper. A Mirdkr.—We learn from the Marysville Herald, that a man by the name of Murray Hart ford was killed by being shot in the nlalomen by 1 iioinas W illiatns. on the Sacramento river just below the month of Chico Creek, on the 12th inat. W illiatns is in custody at Monroeville. I The ceremony of breaking ground on the line of the Mountain Lake Water Company, which is to supply San Francisco with pure wa ter, was performed with a silver shovel, banded with gold, costing a thousand dollars. The same shovel was used at the dinner table to fill the plates ol ’he ladies with siravvbt rrieg from a half bushel measure filled with this delicious fruit, gathered in the vicinity. JarUvrarilif, O. T. Corrrapondrnrr, J ackso.wim e. O. T., May 9lh, 1853. Eds. Cocrikr: —What between mining, eating, drinking, and doing nothing, mostly the latter, I have had no time to be occupied in that agreeable pastime of writing yon from this point and keeping you posted in onr doings. Vot deeming that even a stray letter would sonic times prove acceptable, I have screwed up my courage to the sticking point, and discarding my usual indolence for the nonce, have com. mencetl the hardest task laid out for the lazy in the spring of the year. And yet it is the season, and not the temperament of the man, after all, as I verily believe you would your selves acknowledge, could you but spend a few days in onr midst, surrounded by the youthful green of the herbs, grasses and trees —the quiet waving of the tender leaves on every tree—the burn of the humble-bee, and the drowzy buz zing of the Hies. In truth, the spring of the year here closely resembles the same season in the tropical climates, needing only a few or rauge blossoms and fruits to complete the illu sion. I'ossibly, too. a few of those snow clad peaks around us, could be dispensed with in a like picture in our sunny south, as affording somewhat too much of a contrast to the beauti ful verdure of this lovely valley, however pleas antly suggestive these same snow cups may he of miut juleps, cobblers, smashes, etc. We may not have all we want, or I fear the beauties of natuic would, towards the middle of the day, bo stropped fora glass of either, and if insisted on, some boot would be given too. And this re minds me that in a few day’s more we are to ha v c opened for the first time that new and beautiful hotel opened by onr friend. Jesseo Robinson, whilom County Clerk of your coun ty, now one of the residents of this place. I am not yet informed to whom the management of the house will be given, but from the Doc tor's known thorough going and business habits, feel confident that this will he the crack hotel north of the Sacramento. The building is de cidedly the best I have set n in either California or Oregon, north of that river, and would be in any Atlantic town not only tin addition but an embellishment. The dining room will accom modate about two hundred guests, anil no doubt many a blessing will be asked for onr worthy proprietor by ins well filled and contented visit ors. And what more heartfelt and fervent grat itude can be found than that of the well led I At present the large ball room of the bouse it occupied by night by a baud of Ethiopian seren aders, who discourse sweet music to the de lighted and wondering audiences nightly in at tendance. among whom the fair faces of our valley ladies, in great numbers, appear to adorn and beautify, (iod bless them—may they live forever. Your last number contained some stringent re marks. endorsed by yourselves, in relation to die monopoly of mining claims. lam glad to see a move in (be public prints in this matter, [its its it should be. Here, in derision, it is said that a mining claim is as big as a quarter section of land, anil it is not far from the mark. A miner myself, and interested in sev eral quartz sections, I yet prefer to see this abuse remedied. There exists no greater set back to the prosperity of the country and the de velopment of its mineral resources. It keeps away many men of experience and science tu he mining art, and they are the miners we most need in this region ; and as a consequence of men being kept away, leave prospocters iu greater danger ot the Indians, though around here (hey are now what you call good Indians, having had two or three wholesome and saluta ry lessons given them last summer ami fall, which appear to be distinctly remembered, ren lering any tniilnr eliastisement mini ressarv. I he sickly, puling cry of those who stand at a ustance, in no fear ot life, limb, or property from the savage, "Alas, the' poor Indianl” is a* disgusting as it is hurtful to both w hite man and till inn. I his is one of the eases w here ball cartriilgiji should be list d /r/»/, and as much dank cartridge alter as may be needful. V ours truly, Thk LruuiMis. [CoMMCMCATKD.] Dignity of Liifcor In ii#' land is industry su nun h respected us in California. line lahor lias i*n reward, viz. hr nut. Vo one who labors is long allowed (apt liuiijiry. If a man fail to strike a rich lead, or find* that his health will not allow him to pursue the luhn •*r endure the prirniutus of mining life, let him mt.despair: il he can preenre a gallon of whis ky. a deeanti r, a glass and a muddler, he itf -tailed in a respectable calling. limned lately the #/ ip e i y of Itil-ov covers him mm t mantle. }|e scorns idh ness ; -he cannot hr: r o live upon The chanties of the world. He i« Honored because he is not ashamed to lahor. He s patronised to show him that honest industry -hall not wai t. He enlarges his husiln ss. and rejoices iii the society and kindness of the noble uearted Californians Verily, this land is the poor man’s home. Rustics. Ily ln.Hl JE veuiuif’M Unit. c hre indebted to Adams & Cods Express for .Sacramento papers of the 1 !»Ili, and those of San I raneisco of the day previous. Isoth Houses agreed to hold over to 1 o’clock I’. M. of the llnh. W r take the following proceedings of the IS h irom the Henicia Coriespoiuleiiee of the , Slu/e funnml: I lie hill lor tlj(* snlr of tlie \V}»frr Lot proprr y ot the State at Sail Francisco, passed the House last night. The Hill was very iinsatisfac orv to many who voted for it. hut owing to the lateness of its introduction, they were satisfied hat no other could he passed in season, a* tho miuoiily could easily have delayed the hill for lays. A large portion of the night was eonsnmol in In- discussion of the hill for establishing'n Fe male I’liiversity at Benicia. Air. .fohnsoii of your city (the handsomest man in the House) paid a very high compliment to the ladies of Be. uieta, but opposed the bill. The bill was indifi iittely postponed. The Bill to grant lands to J. T. Dean, for the purpose of building Dry Dock, was passed, hut alterwards dt fealed in the Senate. Ihe Hill for the drainage of laud in Yolo county was laid upon the table. The usual vote of thanks to the Speaker was passed, ami the pay of the' cleiks of the House i ic:rent'd. J lie House adjourned about 2A. AI. This morning the School Fund Distribution Bill was passed. I he new State Marine Hospital Bill provides , e.loction ot I’hysiciana and Surgeons by the Legislature, but it is doubtful whether the two Houses will exercise the prerogative. Nmv Machive rou crushing (Jiakt*.—. Speaking of the Russian Engineer, the l'i,ivn miVB : .Mr. I atcul has been in Dowueyville with die model of a new machine for cmshini' iptattz and saving gold. His experiments have proved most satisfactory. Every pound yielded born six to toMy cents: allowing that but three cents is obtained, a machine of his pattern crushing twenty tons every twenty-fourhours would yield the enormous unionul of ■M.jOonn per annum.” * 1 uu