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THE SHASTA COURIER.
VOLUME 11. THE SHASTA COURIER ii jwbush« « TI£RT »* T,;aDAIr >!OR!«l»0, m v nHI 71 A* A. DVHU. M p O <H, ARCHIBALD SKILLMAM.. t'.dtt or» and Proprietor*. Publication Office in Courier Building, on High Street, where all orders for Advertising and Job Work should be left. TKBIfS— ■■variably ia Advance: For One Year 910,00 “ Si* Months 5,00 Terns* oC Adrerluian For One Square of 10 lines or less, one insertion, four Dollars ; for each subsequent insertion. Two Dollars. A liberal discount made to Monthly and Yearly Advertisers. Job Priming Of every description promptly executed in a su perior manner. ADAMS & CO.’S EXPRESS LEAVES THE OK (ice of Adams & Go., Shasta. everv morning, ri-r lor Marysville. Sacramento and San Francisco. W’e forvvarii Expresses to the Atlantic Slates •twice a month, by the Panama and Nicaragua St* aniers. Vfe send packages, parcels and treasures to all parts of the States. VVe sell dralts on !t(rw Verb, Hsaton, I'bilnili'lpliia, Pillsbaryb, , l.ontlon. We send Expresses to all parts of Europe by EDWARDS. SASFORV .V CO. Bnllimorr, Washington, !\rw Orlrnio, Cincinnati, Ml. L««i«, Banking. We do a bunking business of Deposit only. Checks on any of our otlices in this Slate are sold at par by ■CRAM. ROGERS 4- CO. We *eud regularly to Weaver, \ rckn, Jack sonville and Oregon. t;Alecks or firatts on sis can be obtained at any at their offices. E. W. TRACI, A sent. Shasta, November 12. 18-ill. n!2-tt I'Rin, KIMIKKN A <•«•••* EXPBKSS, To Mcottsburgh and Coow lint. CHAM. ROGERS & CO., will hereafter fol — ward a weekly Express in charge of our regular messenger, to Scotts burgh, Loose Bay. Elktown. Gardner, and LTup i<]iiah city, eta Jacksonville and Winchester, ■O. T. All business in the Express line promptly at tended to. MERITT, ODEN 11 El ME R & CO . Agrit/s, Scottsbnrg. Shasta, Nov. 12. 18.13. iil2-2m IVANIIIAUTOA flint KMT. sriJSCRIBEILS. SINCE the late tire, have refilled jhej above market,at tbe old stand on Main street., where they may be found at all times ready to wait upon their jLriencU and the public |iaiqnily. Thetr MEAT MARKET will he supplied with all the variety the coun trv alfimk. They are receiving dailv supplies ol vegetables fnea the Lawson Hunch. Also, a general variety id’ FA MIL Y PR O I ’ISIO AIS!. A liberal share ol public patrouuge is respect fully solicited. MAYER & POM ROY. Sli:i«ti». Jtllv 111. IS.VI. jvlfitf 11. C. HUK.V. JAMS- 11. I.t.iVIS. KIH.AU IIKK.IiS. B. C. HORN ( «m IMPORTERS OK HAVANA SEGARS, Brick Building. .iX Saiisome Street, between Cali f .ruia and Pine Streets. San Kranekeo.Cal., keep •cuiuttnnriv on band a fiiil supply ol Segars and Tobacco. together with Matches, Suufl, Ac., ic. np‘23 tf CtTV BAT II 1101 SK, R enr of the Calijo r n ia E <: hn n gr, Nhnsln. THE KNDERSIGNED, PROPRIETOR sd the above eslablishuieut begs leave to call tbe attention of the public at hn ge, to his new and comun.iiioiis PATH ISM ROOMS situated in the rear of the California Ex changi —and fates this method of in- ( inning them, that nothing shall Ist- wanting on is part, that will conduce to the comfort ot who may tavor L.m vv ilh a caJl. lie is also prepared to give SHOWER IAT HA- . „ Silicic Tickets, . - • $1 00 I- ifleeit " * * * - 10 00 Thirty J ‘ *•* 00 Hot and cold Baths at all hours, mar 12 »f I^.AX. H IVF BK iWII IlttTEI. FOB NAI-K. THE r.NDERSIGNED, W ISHING TO Pjf:;; change his business, oilers lor sale the laiiil well known »/,/F£ BKASCII HOTEL ASD RASCH, ■ing on the main stage route from Shasta to aeramento, and on the north side of Collon ood. The Rauch eontuins 100 acres of arable lid. the whole enclosed bv a substantial fence, mong the improvements upon the Rauch are k following: A good ami commodious Dwelling House, tor ,e past three years kept as a public hotel: a rst rate Ban*,’sufficiently capacious to contain JO tons of hay. and comfortably stable Idly uses: a well ol go-I wa.er at the door—also well in the ganlen. with a chain pump and .se attached to it for conducting the water to 1 parts of the garden: a Garden containing ,oi.t five acres of land in a high s<ate ot cutu ition ; together with a Gram. rv. Cellar. Milk , ouse. Chicken House. Corail, and all other nr- . •ssarv buildings mid .m-.roven.ents. I lie : Olive Branch too. has always been a stage, ation on the Sacramento road. Ihe terms ill be made reasonable. l ifn hi Siin.Til I lii.mr- n , or mil particulars ...quire of the ...b sen Ivor the *' •'*’ “■* Cottonwood, July 111. 1»3. jyltitf 3DMAN B OS ml M.-rrh o. SuUeouie GKOCEHRIS and G.n . S 3 Cuidoiuta »t.. be- HAM, Oc CRAXDAIiIi’B V. 8. HAIL LINE FROM SHASTA TO n«rr>rillc and Macrnmentn City, MESSRS. HALL* - Crandall have the pleasure to auuouuce, that the above Hue of stages is agaiu in full and active operation, from Shasta through Marysville to Sacnunento. This line is stocked with American horses, that cannot be surpassed or equaled in Califor nia, and draw the most superb Concord Coaches to be found cm any road Lu the State. The proprietors of this Line pledge them selves to the traveling community, that they will put them through with more expedition, more ease, cheaper, and in better style, than any other line on this route. They have the utmost confidence in offering this pledge, from the (act that the drivers employed ou this line are all experienced in their business, and are temperate and responsible men. Passengers patronizing this line may rely upon every at lion being shown them. The stages, until further arrangements, will leave Shashi every mowing at 6 o'clock, and arrive at Marysville the following u orniug at 3 o’clock : leave Marysville at 7 o’clock and arrive at Sacramento City at 12 M., (the run ning time 2a hours) in time to take the steamers for Sau Francisco. This beif" the Daily United Slates Mail Line, the stages stop at the following intermediate places; Lawson’s, Hamilton, Lawson’s Eliza, Oak Grove, I’lumas. Bjdwcll’s. Nicolaus, Neal’s Ranch. Marysville. Charley's Ranch, h-ir Giiire at Adams A Co’s Hankins House. THOMAS J. FLVNN, Agent. Shasta, May 7,1 8V2. my~tf Lower Springs, Canon House, Clear Creek, Cottonwood. Red Bruits, Tehama, STACK f,I.VE r«B SUKAIIKVIO. BAXTER Jj- CO. V. S. MAIL LIXE OF Stages from Shasta to Sacramento, V iu . Cot ua si au d .11 it r ) * » iIIr . THE PROPHJE % . ■ r rsttr**-' r * l '." ---■<—•£ tors oj die above line‘“"‘ •* bein" desirous of accoiiiiiioduting tiie traveling public, have delermiund to run through to Sac ramento by the wav of Colusa aud Marysville. Their fine collection of American horses, all in Hue condition, and elegant Concord Coaches, are a aulHcient guaranty that the traveler in patronising this line will secure both a pleasant am! expeditious passage. The stages will leave the St. Charles, Shasta, at half-past -1 o’clock every morning, and arrive at Sacnunento, via. Colusa aud Marysville, the days follow ing at 12 M. Raiding's Swings, Milk Ranch, Clear Creek, Daiugerjield's Ranch, A mertcan Ranch, Cotton wood. Prairie House, Potter’s Ferry, Red Bluffs, Tehama, Johnson's Ranch, Monroeville, Placer City, Willett. Colusa and Marysville. Passengers arriving by this line can be furn ished with animals for any part of the Northern Mines.by Mr. .lames Long, at the Shasta Stock Market. SAMUEL FRANCIS. Agent, St. Charles Hotel. Shasta. Aug. 13th. 18.')3 tuilStf At the <?vv ewhW'i lie, ami particularly to per- TAWKR lIOISE. junction of the Yrrka and Weavcrville Roads, 12 miles from Shasta. THE UNDERSIGNED would announce to the pub sou-> travelling to and from Vreka and Weaver ville. that he is now prepared to entertain them at this long established stand, formerly known as the “ Free Bridge House,” in a style not sur passed by any hotel in Northern California. Hav in'; completed his new and commodious build ing, and furnisbed it in the best possible manner, he is enabled to promise the very Ix-st accom modations. The table, as heretofore, will al ways be supplied with the best viands the mar ket furnishes; while from the Large garden at tached to tin' premises, all the vegetables grown ie this part of the Stale will be furnished in the g.-e nest abundance He Inis also a secure Corral conneeted with his establishment, always supplied with an abun dance of barley and bay. n.arOtitf LEVI H. TOWER. r \i«> siarm. wt: v VK itVII,I. K. A (M). TAKE PLEA r.-TSi SCHNABEL "11 i sure in announcing that the “ Uuiou •v -1t..t»1” \s again open lor the acconuuoda tion of the pnbbc. We do not hesitate to promise every comfort :uid convenience to he obtained ul the best ho tels in this portion ol the State. Our table ami bar will always he supplied with the best articles to be procured in the mar ket. IVe can also tarnish couilortable private rooms for families. Weavcrville. Mav 7. IS'3. mvTtf I'PPKU U«r.\TAl.> HOLME. THIS HOUSE, LONG KNOWN TO travellers and packers as one of the ■p -. lu st houses on this route, is situated about bait-wav between Weavcrville and Shas ta. An excellent table is always provided, and the Bar has constantly on hand a supply of the best Liquors and Cigars. Good accommodations for mules and horses can always be bad. aud a constant supply ol Uav and Barl-v is always kepi on hand. j. McLaughlin. jelltf Proprietor. TO TIIE PC BE IC. IHAVB THI DAY APPOINTED WM. P. Daingerfield, Esq., my agent and attorney, to attend to all business for me in inv absence. JOHN E. WILKINSON. Shasta. April 20. HVU ap3tbf iUiOO> A lAAVKI.V, CARR ESTERS A,\D BUILD EPS. timntes (Mid specifications made on all kinds hidings. Jobbing done at the shortest no- Alsu, Rockers. Toms and Sluices always and and made to order. B. Seasoned lunib* r always on hand vivos ton Barton. Uriah B. Sxavklt. ir |-_>tf Shasta City. J. C. nixrKI.RV. itsrnrr and *»• E«w, juaata, California. SHASTA, CAL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1853, THE SHASTA COURIER. [ Written far the Courier. To Pbabr-.-by Sally Stnbb*. Phebe, dear, what you’ve said, i'sir a moment turned my head; But as your note again 1 read. This is what I thought;— If I am working, as you say. For only twenty cents per day. Away down East I’d belter stay. Thau with gold be “ bought.” If now you have a woman’s rights — Are free to drink and “ go on tights”— To smoke cigars, attend Bull Fights— Why go it ere you’re old. I care not for your sonny dune — Your frolicks gay and happy time — I'd rather be at homo with Sitne, Thau sell myself for gold. Expressmen all, of ey’ry kind, Big and little.—do you mind ? Are coy, ami fickle as the wind. And won’t be caught. The rhvdrs they travel you will learn. Are crutu-e d with maidens (in a horn) Bewailing loud the fatal morn That they were “ bought.” As to the miners who’ve made a “pile," And wear their beards in every style, I’ve heard they’re very apt to “spile” Without a fight. Your merchants may be very nice. And sell their goods at mod’rate price— ’Tis said they handle cards and dice ! (Phebe, am I right?) And doctors slick and lawyers hold, Are far more plenty there than gold; For trash like them 1 can’t he sold, (I’m not quite that green.) Your farmers best of all I like. U ho for their bread are proud to strike— But they are nearly all from Pike, And lar too lull and lean. ,So your invite I must decline. The lumps of gold and fancies fine— I'll marry Si me, whose heart is mine, As clear as break o' morn. Then. Phebe dear, my advice take, And wed not with a roving rake, For surely he your heart will break, And leave you all forlorn. SSmsta. Dec. I3IPORTAJVT FROM LOWER CALI FORNIA. Great Evcilemcul—-Battle of La Pnz— JLovrer Californio declared a Republic --Col. Win. Walker declared Pmi. dent. The following interesting iuteljigeace taken from the Sail Diego Herald, of December 3d, was derived from Mr. Frederick Emery, ap pointed Secretary of State by the Filibuster Government recently established in Lower Cal ifornia. Mr. Emery came up to Sun Francisco on the steamer Goliah. REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF LOWER CALIFORNIA. Head Quarters of the Refuulic of I Lower California, Nov. 7, 1853. ) On the morning of the 17th of October, we sailed with the first Independent Battalion for Lower California. The command consisted of forty-five men. Our voyage was a prosperous one to Gape St. Lucas, where we landed on the 28th of October. Here we gamed some little information of importance, and proceeded on our journey to La Paz. On the 3d day of No veiuber our vessel cast anchor opposite the town. A party were ordered by Col. Walker t« land, lake possession of the town, and secure the person of the Governor; Lieut. Gilman com manding the party. In less than thirty minutes the tow n was taken and the Governor secured. We then hauled down the Mexican Hag in front of the Governor’s house, proclaimed the inde pendence of Lower California, and our flag floated triumphantly, where but a few minutes previous that of Mexico waved in supposed se curity. Our men, provisions and munitions of war were now landed, the town fortified, and Col. Walker entered into his duties as President of the Republic ol Lower California, issuing such decrees as'were most congenial to the citi zens, as well as to the comfort and security of his commaud. Here we remained until Sunday the Bth,when the President determined to move the seal of government to St. Lucas. In accordance with this determination we re-embarkcd, taking with us Ex Governor Espanosu. and the public doc uments. Shortly after our embarcation a vessel came into port, having on board Col. Robellero, who was sent by the Government of Mexico to supersede Ex-Governor Espuuola. A small de tachment was dispatched to bring Col.Robellero on board our vessel. This order was promptly executed. About an hour after this occurrence, a party was sent on shore to procure wood, and while in the act of returning to their boats, they were fired upon by a large parly. Thus com menced the first action. The party consisted of but six men, who re tired to the vessel under a heavy lire of musket ry, without losing a man. In the mean time a fire was opened upon the town with our ord nance, w hicb was kept up until Col. Walker landed with thirty men. when the fighting be came general. From the time of lauding until the close of the action (a signal defeat of the enemy.)was about one hour and a half. The en emy’s loss was s x or seven killed and several wounded. Our men did not so much as receive a wound, except from cacti while pursuing the enemy through the chaparral iu the rear of the town. * Thus ended the battle of La Paz, crowning our efforts with victory, releasing Lower Cali fornia from the tyrannous yoke of declining Mexico, and establishing anew Republic. The commercial resources, the mineral and agricul tural wealth of the Republic of Lower Califor nia destines her to compare favorably with her sister Republics. Onrmen are ail in fine health and spirits, and are as noble and determined a bodv of men as were ever collected together. The officers who compose the government are a* follows, viz: F ref Hen’ of ‘he Republic of Lover California — Win. Walker. Secretary of Stale —Frederick Emory. Sixrc’ary if War —John M. Jernagin. Stcrefarv of the .Vary —Howard H. Snow. Copt at n rf Battalion —Charles H. Gilman. Fire' Lieutenant —John McKibbin. SertUid Lieutenant— Timothy Crocker. Third Lieutenant —Samuel Bulaud. Captain of the Mary— W m, P, Mann. First Lieutenant of Xary —A. Williams. j Second Lieutenant oj A avy —John Giundall- Our Government has been formed upon a firm and sune basis. He arrived at St. Lucas on Tuesday. Novem ber Bth. On the morning of the !)'b, the Mexi can carter Garrea cruised off the Cape, but our appearance was so formidable that she deemed discretion the belter part of valor, hauled 100, and gave ns the slip. In the morning onr troops again embarked for Ensi nada, where the Presi dent .contemplates establishing the seat of Gov ernment for the present. Dae. Ist.—Not having had opportunity to send this report sooner, I will add that we are now at Ensenada, where the President has estab lished his head quarters. The country is at present quiet. The ruucheros are generally pleased with the new Government. All well and in fine spirits. I also send you copies of several important decrees*, and the proclama tion of Independence. Yours, INDEPENDENCE. PROCLAMATION. Istued cm the 3 d day oj Noremlcr, 1853. The Republic of Lower California is hereby declared free, sovereign and independent, and all allegiance to the Republic of Mexico is for ever renounced. Degree—7ih instant.—All duties, whether exports or imports, are hereby abolished. Decree No. 2— 7th instant. — From and after this date, the Civil Code, and Code of Practice of the Stale of Louisiana, shall he the rule of de cision and the law of the laud in all the Courts of the Republic to be hereafter organized.— Nothing, however, in this Decree shall be so construed as to make it an organization of the Courts of the Republic. U m. Walker, President of Lower California. Frederick Emery, Secretary ot State. ADDRESS or PRESIDENT WALKER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. Nor. 30. 185 S. In declaring tbe Republic .of Lower Califor nia free, sovereign and independent, 1 deem it proper to give the people of the United States the reasons for tho course I have taken. It is due to the nationality which has most jea ously guarded the independence of the United States, to declare why another Republic is created on the immediate confines of the Great Union. The Mexican Government has, for a long time, failed to perform its duties to the province of Lower California. Cut off, as tho Territory was, by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, from all direct communication with the rest of Mexi co, tbe central authorities have manifested little or no interest in the affairs of the California Pen insular. The Geographical position of the prov ince is such as to make it entirely separate and disiiuct in its interests from the other portions of the Mexican Republic. But the moral and so cial ties which bound it to Mexico have been even weaker and more dissoluble than the phys ical. Hence, to develope the resources of Low er California, and to effect a proper social organ ization therein, it was necessary to make it in dependent. The mineral and pastoral wealth of Lower California is naturally great; but to properly develop it there must be good government and sure protection to labor and property. Mexico is unable to furnish these requisites for the growth and prosperity of the Peninsula. The Territory, under Mexican rule, would forever remain wild, half savage and uncultivated, cov ered with an indolent and half civilized people, desirous of keeping all foreigners from entering the limits of the State. When the people of a Territory fail almost entirely to develop the re sources nature has placed at their command, the interests of civilization require others to go in and possess the land. They cannot, nor should they be allowed to play tho dog in the manger, and keep others from possessing whut they have failed to occupy and appropriate. M cxico has not performed any of the ordinary duties of a government towards the people of Lower California. She has established no sure and ready means of communication for the peo ple miong themselves, or with the rest of the world; nor has she ever undertaken to protect them from die wandering robbers who infest the Territory. Thus abandoning tbe Peninsula, and leaving it, as it were, a waif on the waters. Mexico cannot complain if others take it and make it valuable. On such considerations have I and my com panions in arms acted in the course we have pursued. And for the success of our enterprise, we put our trust in Him who controls the des tiny of nations, and guides them in the ways of progress and improvement. WM. WALKER Colonel. President of Lower California. The Mineral Wealth or Virginia —The Abingdon Virginian, in an article about South Western Virginia says : “For mineral wealth, no country upon the earth is superior to Vir ginia. California may glitter in her gold, but where are her iron and copper? Missouri may boast of copper, but where are her gypsum and saltpetre ? Pennsylvania may revel in her an thracite, but where are her salt and lead ? Ken tucky may boast of her coal, but where are her silver ami Magnesia? These are all found in South-western Virginia, and in inexhaustible abundance. Carrol has its gold and silver, Grayson its copper and iron, Wythe its lead and coal, Smythe its salt and plaster, and Tazewell, Russell. Scott and Lee. their hills filled with rich treasures, and Washington is behind none of them in all these elements of wealth. In ad dition to all this,we have tbe finest water power in the world, the largest forests, tbe purest air, and the coolest water, and the very country itself seems to rest upon limestone foundation. We have no epidemics nor contagions—no ague nor yellow lever —uo small. [six nor cholera—no hydrophobia nor lockjaw —and last, as well as least, no ticks nor musquitoes.” Tbe Virginian further states that, “ twenty five dollars j»er acre is a high price for land within five miles of Abingdon, and the great railroad will be finished through this country in two years from to-day. It is no stretch of imag ination to predict, that this population will be doubled in ten years, and that South-western i" Virginia will in time become one of tbe richest as well as one of the most beautiful countries on the face of tbe globe ” clergyman lecturing one afternoon to his female parishioners, saiii: “ Be not proud that our Lord paid vour sex the distinguished honor of appearing first to a female alter the resurrection, for tt was only done that the glad newt might spread the sooner.” Vert Particular. —“ Where is the hoe. Sam bo ?” Will de rake. »"*»sa. M “ Well, whete is the rake?” “ Wid de hoe.” “ Rut where are both ?” " Whv. bnf loyeder. I colly, ole mama, you 'pears to he berry titular dis morning." FrMclie* C«rm|Mi4ric(. San Francisco, Dec. 10, Dear Courier; —When the Courier comet to hand, it seems like the face of some old famil iar friend, and I even read the advertisements to see if there are not some names I once knew at tached thereto. When I look on its columns, fancy goes back t« the time when its sober ami smiling faced editors first came to our mountain city, and the news went about, “ those are tho men who are going to print the paper"—to the day when the Judge editor came over and gal lantly requested me to have the honor of striking off the first copy. Could I resist the invitation from such a source T and did I not, in a very workmanlike manner, roll up my alueres, and do tiie printing without pie making at all? and has not all your good luck resulted from that fact? as for the bad, I have no part in that.— Then the miners and loafers too, w ere feasted once a week with a bona fide paper, and many a pair of muddy boots found the way into vour sanctum—now and then a Pike county man—to see a paper made. Well, those days are long gone—tires have destroyed your city, and the energies of your people have built it up again —the rich have become poor, and the poor rich —bachelors have wed—many of the inhabitants at that time have fled, and others now fill their places—in short, the Shasta of 1851-’2, the Shas ta that we knew together, is no longer aeaoeg the things that are, but with past joys, hopes aud sorrows, is goue forever. Are we any nearer Heaven than we were then ? Memory is a strange compound; the very heading “ Shasta Courier” will call up tho mi nutest wild flower I have plucked on those hills or in the vales. I seem to stand ou Alta Vista, or sit on Sappho s rock, up there, and ponder on (he wild romantic beauty spread out all around. 1 think with gratitude of the uoble Doctor who dwells there. May his life flow as peacefully as the dear cold spring that gurgles up near by— and now, that lie has one to share his lot, may they be doubly blest. I seem to see ‘‘Jack" aud myself climbing those hills "mule back” as well as foot back—the rich boquets we would gather—the manciueta blooms, with the beauti ful leaf—the rippling streams —the mill—the creeks, and the majestic Butte—all are visible yet. Nor think I forget the grave of poor “Wil liam Coat,” and how often I have laid fresh flowers on the sod above his bead. He who loved him most has wandered far away; but I think of him yet, for he was one of the fete ia Shasta who loved me—and I am afraid there was man’s selfishness even in that, for it was more the food than the baud that gave it that ha loved. Let him rest. I am right glad to see you are advocating the removal of the State capital to Sacramento. That is the place for it. Now, if by death or resigna tion you should happen to get in, I hope you will lay before that august body the necessity of not only electing a U. S. Senator this winter, but that be be boarded, clothed and liquored—that mileage be allowed him to the Sandwich Is lands, China, or any where else he likes, previ ous to starting to the Capital. Do this, will you T It 3'ou wish to see mud in all its variations, just one half of ye stay there, and the other half comedown here, aud be gratified with the way this great Emporium has let the rainy season come on her. Miud you don't break your legs or neck in the mantraps on the wharf. We are only trying an experiment; if it succeeds well. Grizzly’s may soon expect them in the moun tain. The streets are even worse—the author ities having resolved that so much gas shall not go stalking along the streets, are preparing sub terranean passages for the overplus. W hen this is brought to a focus we can spare some of our walking lamp posts. But as your city was well supplied at one lime, likely you do not need any. Among the wonders of the age, proving that our venerable relative Solomon did not know every thing, in saying “ there is nothing new under the sun.” is the celebrated Flea Powder of Mr. Piuchibinchi. I have concluded it is the name that chokes the flea, but no matter; it kills them, or will so mesmerize them that tiiey are as docile as a pet lamb. No humbug in this I assure you, and in conjunction with the old lady who said, “ blessed is the mau who invented sleep," I say blessed, thrice blessed it Mr. P. for enabling one to sleep, without that eternal walking, walking over one’s body. I know you need this powder up your way. I believe there is some talk of starting tele graphic wire from this place to the moon, and [ did intend to take 2a cents worth of stock, until I saw that Mr. Adams has declared the motion of the night's Queen is all wrong; betides my stock up your way rose up in judgment, and I refused for the present. Among my recollections of Shasta don’t think I forget the Squatter war, and the can— no, pistol that gleamed and flourished in the sun, but could not frighten even a woman. Well, that unfor tunate entter is at loggerheads here with u worser than Uncle Ben about another lot. If her lawyer cannot beat them, she has a redwood stick from the mammoth tree, and a hickory from Mount v ernon, with which she intends to defend her title on the Woman’s Bight princi ple, for it does seem these old bachelor’s and widow’s hearts have turned to quartz, or gold in which alloy predominate*. See that you send me the Courier regularly, or I shall—but I’ll tell you another lime. Madiuki. Albany Transcript perpetrates the assertion that “ beauty fades so rapidly now-a days, tliat if half the girls in the city were to wipe their faces on their handkerchiefs, all their "ood looks would go to the washerwomen."— Great citj for painters is Albany. NUMBER 41.