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THE SHASTA COURIER.
SATURDAY MORNING, DEC. 31, 1853. OFFICIAL PAPER Par the Counties •fNhula, Trinity, Klam ath, and Humboldt. tSTAII Legal Advertisements must be paid for n advance. A grill* far the Courier. The following gentlemen are our regularly authorized agents, empowered to collect Sub scriptions, Advertisement# and Job Work, and receipt lor the same: — San Francisco Agency. —Mr. L. P. Fisher. He may be found at hi# desk in the Merchant’s Exchange, Sacramento street. Weuverville. Cham, Rogers & Co., and Rhode# & Lusk. One Horse Toicn. — Smith & Tollman, Ex pressmen. French Gulrh. —Thompson & Zinx and Knap fkk Jt Schultz. Yreka. — Cham, Rogers & Co., and Rhodes & Lu-k. ry Agents wanted in every portion of the mines. Conrculioa in Humboldt County. The citizens of Humboldt county have assem bled in mass convention, to take action upon the most suitable measures for the purpose of pre senting the further location of School Land Warrants on public lands in this State, and for the establishment of a Port ot Entry, a Laud Office, and a regular mail communication. John M. Ediiy, of Eureka, was called to preside over the Convention. Walter Van Dyke, Esq., offered a very able report, which we regret our limited space precludes our publishing entire. The resolutions affirm the necessity of the creation of additional mail facilities for that sec tion ; as also the wisdom of creating a new col lection district, to be composed of the north western counties of the biale, and the estab lishment of a Port of Entry at Humboldt Bay. Tiie preamble, in urging the necessity of these measures, says: The maritime interests of Humboldt Bay are rapidly growing into importance, showing at tiie present time, from official statistics, a com merce averaging 25 arrivals and as many de imrtnres per mouth, engaged principally in the umber trade, and carrying from our mills an average of one hundred thousand feet per day. which amount will be greatly increased by oth er mills already in process of erection ; that the inexhaustible forests of limber in the vicinity of the Bay, and the facilities for manufacturing tiie same into lumber, and shipping it to other markets, presents better guarantees for a large and permanent lumber trade, than any other of our possessions upon tiie Pacific coast. The following portions of the preamble and resolutions relating to the location of School Land Warrants upon public lands, embrace the most important business done by the Conven tion : Whereas, There has been a large number of School Land W arrants located in this county upon the most valuable portions of the public lands in the same ; and Whereas, by virtue of these warrants, large tracts of land are held by a few individuals, and in many cases non-residents; and Whereas, we deem the monopoly of large tracts of unoccupied lands of the U. States by a few non-occupants, as highly detrimental to the best interests of our country, by tending to dis courage actual settlement and improvement; and Wh ercas, vve view the Act of the Legislature of this State, disposing of the 500,000 acres of land donated by Congress, as far as the same au thorises the locations of School Land Warrants upon the unsurveyed lands of the United States, as contrary to the Act of Congress, which act provides that “ said location may be made at tiny time after the land of the U. Slates in said Stale shall have been surveyed according to existing laws ; therefore, Rewired, That our Representatives in Con gress be instructed, and our Senators in Congress he requested to oppoe the passage of any law of Congress confirming the Act of the Legislature of this State disposing of the five hundred thou sand acres of land, so far as authorising the loca tion of School Land Warrants, upon the unsur veyed lands of the United States. Resolved, That we request all persons to desist from the further locating of School Land War rants in this county, and that we call the atten tion ol the citizens and settlers of the agricultu ral districts throughout the State, to the import ance of this subject, and request them to take means to protect themselves against this system of land monopoly. We do uol see the necessity of asking any ac tion of Congress relative to the Act of our Legis lature which subjects the 500.000 acres of laud donated to the Slate, to be located by School Laud Warrants. Unless the lauds of Humboldt have been surveyed according to law, which they never have been, a School Land Warrant will not hold a single acre against the claim of a set tler who choses to pre-empt it. The Commis sioner of the General Land Office says this in so many words, in his letter to Col. Gift, Registerof the Land office at Benicia. Beside, the plain let ter of the law savs it in terms, it possible, still less ambiguous. If, therefore, as this Convention declares, large tracts of land in Humboldt are covered by School Warrants to the manifest in jury of the settler, let the people of that county rid themselves of the evil, by pre-empting the land thus claimed. We see nothing in the way to prevent them doing so. The Boot on the other foot —The Commrr- I Advertiser, formerly the Whig, advocates the election of Mr. Broderick to the U. S. Senate by the next Legislature, in a solid article of a column and a half in length. Some time since, a portion of the Democratic press attempted to rebuke those who were opposing the election this winter, by the assertion that the chief oppo sition came from whig papers, auiong which we were astonished to find ourselves classed. Now, however, the boot is on the other leg, and that whig paper which was most noted last winter for its scurrilous abuse of the Democratic Legis lature, is high in favor with the same immacu late papers. And why ? Simply because it fa vors Mr. Broderick's election to the U. S. Sen ate. Will the Marysville Express please note this fact. EP- In a difficulty at Coon Hollow, El Dorado county, says the Argus, between Edward Fennel and James Logan, about a mining claim, the for mer was killed by a pistol shot. Logan was ar rested. Nem from the Ffilibusters. We are indebted to Adams & Go’s Express for au extra of the San Diego Herald of Dec. 10, confirming the report that a battle bad taken place between the native Californians and Walker’s men. That paper says: By a letter received in town by Don Juan Bandini, we have additional particulars relating to the movements of the “liberating army” of the new and improved Republic. The letter is dated the sth of December, at the ranch of Guadaloupe, about eighteen miles this side of Ensenada, and gives the following account of the proceedings on the frontier: This moment several persons have arrived here, who assured me, that twenty of the inva ders, under Col. Walker, otherwise known as President of the Republic of Lower California, went to the Grulla,(aranch distant about twelve miles from Ensenada.) tied its inhabitants, and after robbing their houses, returned to Ensen ada, taking with them twenty horses. As soon as the news arrived at Santo Thomas, (the cap ital of the military colony,) all the inhabitants of said place took to arms, and went after the invaders, surprising them and retaking the twenty horses, killing two men and taking two prisoners. The following day the same armed inhabit ants attacked the enemy in their head quarters it Ensenada, cutting off all communication with their ship, destroying at the same time one of the ships boats, and from eight to ten men killed and wounded. This is the substance of what the letter con tained. and may be relied upon as substantially accurate in its statements. Don Juan instantly set out for Ensenada in company with several others, for the protection of his property in that vicinity. On his return we may learn more accurately the state of al tairs than vve have means of knowing at the present. The latest positive news from Encinada is no later than before. The Goliah, which brought the above advices, has no dates later than the 2l)th December. This leaves an interim of two weeks without any accounts. The Times and Transcript publishes the following letter, dated San Pedro, Dec. 21, 1853: Gentlemen :—After several days of hard wea ther, we reached this port. There is no news to rive you save that from South California, which seems to be authentic. Walker has lost two of his party killed, and two taken prisoners, but since released. A ves sel from liun Francisco was off San Diego with reinforcements for Walker—presume she sailed night of 12th or 13th, bound south. Public opinion here is decidedly opposed to the invaders. They are regarded as pirates, anil if they should - make a foothold, 1 think there are many here who would assist Lower Califor nia rather than co-operate with Walker. If such should be the case the robbers would be robbed. There is no sympathy here for men who un dertake to possess themselves of that which does net belong to them without even a good pretext. Anything that may occur here of interest, I will write you. Yours, ALEX. BELL. STILL LATER. Arrival of the Southerner. By the arrival of the Southerner, we have au theiitic accounts directly from the camp of the Fillibusters. From the San Diego Herald, Extra, of Dec. 22, furnished us by Adams &. Go’s Express, we take the following: We give below the stirring account of the op erations of the independent battalion in Lower California, received by a private and special express, received from the scat of Government at Ensenada. We do not hear that any outside assistance has yet been received by President Walker’s Battalion, and their achievments have been conducted by the original force without help from any quarter. The house in which the party have fortified themselves, is a one story adobe with thick walls, containing a large store-house, and two smaller rooms. This is a good defence against the small arms of the at tacking party, but less able to withstand the fire of cannon shot. We hear verbally, that the be seigers have been active in their efforts to dis lodge the garrison, but have been met with equal spirit and enterprise by the defenders. Our informant denies the assertion of previous letters on the other side, that robberies and thefts have been committed by the members of the Expedition. Property of every kind is re spected, and the owners satisfactorily remuner ated for supplies necessary for the troops. The Mexican report of the loss of some of the American party is also denied. It will be seen by T the letter that only’ one was wounded in the recent affray. The letter is from an officer of the expedition, and a gentleman of knowu in tegrity add veracity. Here it is : Ensenada df. todos Santos, (Tout McKibben,) L. G-, Dec. 10, 1853- I have only time to give you a brief statement of the operations of Col. Walker, since the lan ding of our forces at this place. Alter taking the town of La Paz, together with two Governors, Espinosa and Revolleda. in the early part of November, we landed at this place on the 2d iust., and remained here in peace until the morning of the sth. when the command ot Colonel Milendrez and Nigreta surrounded our position, and attempted by a rather well gotten up ruse, to destroy our party by an ambuscade. W e fought them in every wav they desired, but being without horses, always failed to over take them when they made their several despe rate charges, until at length, on the morning of the 14th, at a very early hour, when Millendrez’ party were nearly frozen with a cold rain which had fallen very heavy, a detachment of twenty of our men, under Lieutenant Crocker, attacked them in their strong position, and routed them completely, compelling them to vamose the ranch in such double quick style as to foget their cloth ing. firearms. Indian arrows, horses, blankets, efec., to say nothing of one very prettily mounted brass field-piece, and many other articles pecu liar to the tented field. I have not time to give you lull details of this affair and several interest ing skirmishes which have occurred in this vi cinity, between our forces and those of Millen drez and Nigreta, but will be more particular in my next. We had only one man wounded in the affray of the 16th, and know that we killed sev eral of the enemy, and wounded many of them. Millendrez, during several days skirmishing, seat three flags of truce to Colonel Walker, and tried to violate the last two, by sending scouts around a position which he could not have ob tained in any other way; but in this, as well as in a blackguard note, he failed most signally. His scouts were headed off. and his insolent, il literate note sent back, and unanswered, until Col. Walker sent Lieut. Crocker, with twenty men. as above related, to whip about one hun dred of them. Our Colonel had asked for these twenty men, as volunteers, with the intention of commanding them in person, but was dissuaded from so doing by the men, who considered his services neces sary to the defence of our temporary tort. The writer of this was not one of the “fight ing detail” on the night i f the 16th iust., but was in an excellent position to see the w hole fight, and can say that it was a beautiful carried out affair, and one which reflected great credit on the command. Yours, respectfully. SAMUEL RULAND. 2d Lieut. Walker’s lud. Battalion. The Last Dat or the Year. —This is the last day of the present year. To-night at pre cisely 12 o’clock, old Eighteen-Hundred-and- Fifty-Three, after ruling the world for precisely 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 47 7-10 sec onds, will evanish forever amid the gloom of midnight, and go “ glimmering through the dream of things that were.” Alas! old year, bow many sorrows and bow few joys hast thou not witnessed ! How many furrows hast thou not prematurely wrought upon the brow of the sad and sorrowing! How many roseate cheeks hast thou not seen grow pale, and bright eyes grow dim ! And yet, Old Year, thou hast not dealt in tokens of sadness alone, as many a gay fire-side surrounded with joyous hearts, spark ling eyes and merry laughter, can fully attest. Christmas —New Y’ear’s Day—Home—ideas in seperable and indivisible all. The last day of the year! how suggestive of momentous thoughts! Have we grown nearer Heaven during the passing of the now rapidly expiring year ? or have we wandered farther from God than we were at its commencement ? Have we lived through it as beings who expect to give an account of their stewardship on this earth? or have we passed the days like animals, that die and are known no more forever? Have we made the most of our opportunities, in promo ting the cause of morality, in disseminating the spirit of Christianity, in doing good to our fel low-men, and relieving the distresses of the sick and needy ? How many of us can lay our hands upon our hearts and say, “ Aye, we have done all these”—how many ? None, no not one. Let us all then determine that, for the coming year, we will strive more earnestly to live as becomes intelligent, heaven-aspiring beings—and may success attend our efforts. To one and all say we, “A happy New Y’ears’ Day.” May your paths be strewn with ruses and warmed with smiles. May our unmarried lady readers, be fore another New Year’s Day comes round.be wooed and won by husbands worthy of their true hearts; and may our bachelor acquaintance (ourselves inclusive) grow “small by degrees and beautifully less.” Africanization ofCura. —Mr. Crampton, the British Minister, and the Rational Intelligencer, deny the allegations made by the Union relative to a scheme of the British Government for the Africanization of Cuba. The Union, however, persists in asserting that such a scheme was in process of consummation ; and declares that its denial in the quarters referred to, ought to be viewed as the feverish uneasiness of the guilty, whose offence is about to be brought to light and punished. It says the facts on which the charge is based, stand unanswered and unanswerable. The Legislature. —Next Monday is the day for the assembliugof the Legislature of the State. For the past week or two many of the country members have had a good time in San Francisco, treated, and toasted, and feasted by those who have axes to grind. The cities of San Francisco and Sacramento may each be congratulated upon the withdrawal of a very large number of drones, who will doubtless be present at Benicia during the session of the Legislature, to feed upon the spoils in the capacity of door-keepers, clerks, messengers, and peripatetic sponges. Product of the Mixes.— The Alta estimates that California has produced, from 1848 to 30th Oct. 1853 inclusive, the sum of $260,000,000. During that time $219,574,334 have been deposi ted in the United States Mints. The manifested exports from California this year, are about $lO,- 000.000 greater than those of Australia, with mining population of more than 50,000 greater than ours. A Chinese U hipped. —uu Thursday last a Chinaman was detected in robbing the money drawer in the store of Messrs. Hollub & Isaacs. As soon as discovered, he made tracks down the street at the rate of about 2:40, dropping the twenty dollar pieces on the side walk as be ran. But it was no go—“ John” was overhauled, and all the money, some eighty or one hundred dol lars, recovered. He was then placed in the hands of some of his infuriated countrymen, who took him to Hong Kong, tied him to a tree and admin istered fifty lashes upon his bare back, in accord ance with the verdict of a jury of twelve citi zens. He would have been treated w ith still greater severity but for the interposition of the whites. He was sent out of the County yester day. A better way of punishing a dishonest Chinaman, is to cut off his cue. The loss of that appendage is considered the greatest mark of disgrace among his countrymen. Balls. —The bail at tne Middletown Hotel on Thursday evening is represented as having been a very pleasant affair. We regret that circum stances prevented our being present. The at tendance was very full, both from this place and the surrounding mining localities. We hear Mr. Bystle, the proprietor of the house, spoken of in terms of high commendation. On Monday evening next a similar affair is to come off at the “Cottonwood House.” Mr. Hontoou. the proprietor, has been making ample anangemeuts for the accommodation of all who may be present. Many ladies from this place. Red Bluffs, Tehama, the various mining locali ties, and throughout the Valley, have signified their intention of being present. Be NtctA Railroad.— ~l he Kxpret* says the citizens of Marysville are manifesting a growing interest in the project of connecting that city to Benicia by railroad. A distinguished citizen had consented to accept the agency of the company in the Atlantic States. ft'" We have had bat little min during the week. The weather generally has been quite cold, ice having formed several nights to the thickness of half an inch. Yesterday was clear, cold and windy. The prayer of the miner is for rain, min 1 The Bogus Game.— Two men, Henry Buck land and Charles Vail, have been arrested in San Francisco, on complaint of a Mr. Silver smith, who alleges that the accused brought to him two heavy boxes, representing that they contained gold dust, and obtained from him an advance of $1,200 on the deposit of the same. This gold dust, however, proved to be nothing more than nails, bullets, &c. The swindlers were arrested in a house of prostitution and about $1,150 of the money recovered The Her ald, from which we gathered the foregoing, says : This is an old trick of these defendants. In the Spring of 1851, Y’ail attempted the same game a» Sacramento, where he was arrested, tried and sentenced to the Penitentiary. He re ceived a pardon from the governor on condition that he would leave the State. He did go up to Oregon, but returned almost immediately. He and bis companion are both reapecllully dress ed. Vail is a tall, fine looking man, and with bis kid gloves, cane, and shining beaver, is rath er on the elegant order. This is the same G. C. S. Vail, as will be re collected by many of our readers, who resided in and about Y’reka, a number of mouths pre vious to last winter. We believe be was the first Justice of the Pence for that town. Christmas Presents. —Ue take pleasure in stating that we were not forgotten during the gayetics of the Christmas festival. From the “Tower House,” we received more than a bak er’s dozen of fresh eggs, a roasted chicken bu ried in blauc-mange, together with a very large pound-cake, fit to grace a marriage feast—in fact, the most delicious cake that we have ever tasted in California. From that jolly butcher, Mayer, of the “ Wash ington Market,” we also received a full dozen links of fresh pork sausages. We state unhesi tatingly in this connection, as our deliberate opinion, that the Washington Market is in no way answerable for the sudden recent disap pearance of sundry fat dogs. Perish the thought. But we have still another. Mr. Roman, of the Shasta Book Store, being mindful of the lad that we are “full of poetry and feelink," pre sented us with elegantly guilt bound illustrated editions of Shakspeare and Byron’s works, com plete. Who would’ut be an editor? We can only express our thanks by wishing you all a meny New \ ear’s day. A Christmas Eve Supper. —Messrs. Ball & Norris opened their new establishment, two doors below Loag’s Horse Market, on Christmas Eve, in a style worthy of their liberality. They gave a splendid supper to a large number of in vited guests. We are happy to say that we were among the fortunate number, and have not for many a day enjoyed a more delightful fes tive occasion. What with a table loaded witli everything good, sparkling wine, charming mu sic, merry gongs, &c. &c., we indeed had a time of gay and happy revelry. We invite the reader’s attention to the adver tisement of these gentlemen, published in the proper columns. Thanks to Cram, Rogers & Co. —We are in debted to Mr. J. A. Horsley, of Cram, Rogers & Co’s Express, for the Y’reka Herald of the 24th. Also for the Oregon Statesman of Dec 6, Port land Commercial of the B>h, and Oregonian of the lOtb. On account of the late hour of their arri val, we are unable to avail ourselves of their news columns. Professional. —We neglected in our last to call the attention of our citizens to the card, an nouncing a new copartnership between Drs. Bates & M’Laugblin. The friends of Dr. B. through the country, will be glad to learn of his return. No gentleman of bis profession ever re sident in our midst, has been more successful in securing the confidence of the community at large in bis skill as a medical practitioner. We would also direct attention to the card of Robert Tevig, Counsellor at Law. Mr. T. was formerly a resident t»l this place, and has now permanently located himself in Weaverville. Charley Smith s House. —As will be seen bv bis card, Charley Smith has opened a new eat ing house, next door above Rhodes & Lusk’s Express, where everything good— beef-steaks, chicken, cooked in every variety of style, eggs, no., oysters, etcetera. He save a free supper on Christmas Eve. and which, we are assured by numbers who were present, was gotten up in a style that did great credit to the taste and skill of himself and excellent ladv. rF“ It is sinu-ii Uial President Fierce, in his forthcoming message, will recommend the grant ing to the States the privilege of levying tonnage ilnties. in lieu of appropriations for rivers and harbors. If this recommendation is adopted it will doubtless save the dominant party a vast deal of embarrassment. The recommendation, if made, will be fully justified by previous legis lation, Baltimore and Savannah, if we do not niisremeuabrr. both having at an early day, bene filted by a similar duty. Revolting. —The Son says, on Monday after noon, a man, or brute, or demon, named Sten ning, lormerly an attache of the American Thea tre. committed a rape on the person of a little girl aged six years , the daughter of a gentleman named Hall, who keep* a public bouse on Fa cific street. Crime and its IT.n ishmknt. — Iu an item with this caption, the Evening Journal savs, that dur ing the last four years, twelve hundred murders have been committed at Sau Fraucisco, and but one of the murderers hung. Mariposa Chronicle is the name of a new paper about to be started by W. T. Whitacre and Alfred T. Gould in the town of Mariposa A Warning. —The Marysville Hera'd savs tha t Downieville came near being the scene of ano ther extensive conflagration. Sacramento Books fork. — We refer dealers to the advertisement of the “ Curie Brothers,” who have the favorite establishment in Sacramento, for the sale of boohs, stationary', and late news, papers. AJs*« At Css’s Express. We again return thanks to Adams & Co’s R*. press for regular daily supplies of Marysville Sacramento, San Francisco, and other papers. Common Schools. —We see it stated, that ou r State will have the handsome sum of $60,000 at her disposal, after the first of January, 1804, for the support of Common Schools. BHABTA WHOI.EBAI.E PBICRl" CIKRENT. Shasta, Dec. 31st. 1853. During the week now closing trade has been unusually light. Prices of the principal articles remain uuchauge. Flour, 13«lGj Shovels, perdoz., 30<i3(j Corn Meal,kin dd 13«I4 Molasses, 2,00«2,25 Barley. Bnoo Chili Peaches, 40<i Beans. Chile, 13a15| Dried Apples, —o Rice, China.No 1, 15a!6 Coffee, Rio, Java, 40,i00 Potatoes, San Jose, 12 Teas, linp&G P.,BBa|l Valley, Clear Pork, Hams, Bacon, Butter, firkin, Cheese, Lard, Tobacco, Grape Nails. Picks, per doz., 8 Sugars, Manilla, 14a16 28a30i “ No. 1 China, —a2o 28//30, *• nd, crush’d, —«24 28«30 Camlles, udm't. —«4Q 45u'50 | Salt, l2</00 30035| Mackerel,hf bls.si o<n*4 30a00 Brandy, s2^x7 50a75 Whiskey, 0., 175a2.00 15a17 Port Wine, $2,25«2.50 24a30, Gin, Holland, 2,25a25t) Also, Iron 20 cents per lb.; Tom do. 18a20; Steel 30; Cod Fish 20; Cotton Dock 36a40. KRIiIGIOI'N NOTICE. Methodist Episcopal Chi'rch. —Public ser vices every Sunday at 10j A. M. and P. M. Sunday school every Sunday at 3£ P. M. Rev. James Rooeks, Pastor. ITIFRECKDGIti TKU SITTUSK! Second Kdition Sixlrrulh Thousand!! FEXKXIFE SKETCHES, Or, Chip* of the Old Block. A SERIES OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED -T. m. Letters, written by one of California's Pi oncer miners, and dedicated to that class ol her citizens by the author. Handsomely embellished with Seven! y-srvcH Heed Knprnringt, of California scenery and incidents. The second edition of this book—the most popular ever published in California, is just is sued front the press, with one NEW CHAP TER. and carefully revised by “Old Block.” J'ST’Poslage to any part of the United States, Twelve cents. Fifty dollars per hundred. Eight dollars per dozen. Single copies one dollar. CURLE BROTHERS, Booksellers, Stationers and Newsmen, Third street, next Post Office, Sacramento. Dec. 31, 1853. 2m iUIIN’ER WANTEH. BY THE WASHINGTON QUARTZ Mi ning Company, an experienced miner, mm who is uciptainlhd with timbering, blasting, and fill the various methods of mining, can ha>e constant employment at liberal wages. No one need apply, unless he is competent to take charge of n mine. Mount Washington, French Gulch, } Dec. 29, 1853. i d3I-2t FIF'I’V DOI.UARB RKWAIID WILL BE PAID FOR THE APPRE hension and conviction of any person, who has stolen, or who may hereafter steal miy chickens belonging to me, or to any person liv ing in my neighboihood. Quite a number h"'*v been stolen, principally in the day time, tinriti* the past few months, ami sufficient evidence Ims already been ob'ained, to show that the keeper* of a certain French Restaurant, not far from the head ot Main street, have been concerned ir» the taking of at least a part of them. Dec. 31.1853. if H. O. OKERSTROM. I.ONT. A SMALL GOLD LEVER WATCH, sup posed to have been left iu the privy at tached to the billiard saloon of Blossom & Fran cis. on W ednesday last. A liberal reward will be given To the tinder on return of the same to this office, or ut the Saloon to L. H. BARBER. Shasta, Dec. 31, 1853. t£ ST. MARV’B 9IARKET, First door below the Hong Kong Hotel, Mmu Sfrerf, Shot!a. The subscribers would announce to the public, that they have just opened die St. Mary’s Market, and are now at all time* prepared to furnish hotels, boarding houses, and families, with the following meats of the choi cest quality, viz. Fresh Pock, Motion, Fresh Beef, Lamb, Corned Beef, Venison, Pickled Pork, Veal. Bologna Sausages. Fresh Sausages. A respectable share of custom is confidently expected. W. JACKSON BERRY & BROWN. Shasta, Dec. 31. J 853. tf •> 1- W STORE A.M) >IC » CIOO o*4. JOHN BALL, FORMERLY OF PLUMM) & Mitchell’s establishment, and Edwn Norris, having associated themselves together the mercantile business, are now prepared oft it to tl.eir friends and the public the folio ing articles: I resit Galleg>o. Haxall, Chili and Culifon I lour, Corn Meal. Bock W beat, Santa Cruz h San Jose Potato-**, Green Coffee, Burned a Ground do.. Crushed and other sugars, Imperi Young Hyson, Gunpowder and Black Tr Ground and Grain Pepper, Ground Allspii Fine Salt, Bolter and laird. Pork. Ham. Bea Lanterns, Coffee Mills, Soap and Candles, O lers and Clams, Lobsters, Sardines, Roust Chii en, Fresh Peaches, Blackberry and Cnrrt Jam, Pic Fruit, Pickles. Quinces, Sweet ( Lamp Oil. I ouiato and Mushroom Ketehn London Mustard, English Sauces, Split l> Carolina Rice, Cod Fish, Bacon. Boots a Shoes, 3 hooped Pails. Corn Brooms, logetl with a large assortment of choice liquors,wL they will sell low for cash. I n the rear of their store they have neenmn Rations lor a lew steady boarders, where tl W ill keep hot coffee, lea, pies and cakes for I accommodation of the public at all bout s throti the day and evening. They will keep constantly on hand all i delicacies of the market, w hich they will gel up to order at all hours. lor a New \ears Dinner thev will serve to-morrow, Roast Duck, Pickles, Chicken Pie, Ov.ter Sallad, Roast Pork, Chicken Sallad, n l Lobster Sallad, Boded Ham Plum Pudding. Corned Pork and Cab- Rice Pudding. o i w . Mince, Apple, Pint Boile.l and Mashed Po- Gooseberry and CT n VVT*’ . rant Pies. Boiled Onions, BALL & NORRIS. Two doors below James Long’s Horse Mark Shasta. Dec. 31, 1853.