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THE SHASTA COURIER.
Jr VOLUME HL BE SHASTA COURIER IS r KVSKV SATUttOAT MORMI«, W BVIU.MAN & WU*U- AiX. H. I)O.*H, A4tC»«EAXD SUU4IA.V J£ di t oj£ and Proprietors.. Publication <b)f£ce in Courier Building, on ;High Street, where nil orders for Advertising and dob Work should be left. T EII .HS«rlui urinbl yis AAraneoi For One .Year »10,00 “ Six Months ..£*(l9 * Term* of AdveJitiHiißg;! For One Square of 10 lines or less, one insertion, Four Dollars ; tor eaoh 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. AD.VMS & CO.’S EXPRESS LEAVES THE OF- Ike of Adams & Co., Shasta, every morning, .jrVbKb for Marysville, Sacramento ami San Francisco. We forward Expresses to the Atlantic Slates twice a month, by the Panama anti Steamers. \Te semi packages* parcels and treasures to all parts of the States.. We sell drafts on New York, Uaalon, Pkilndelpkia, Pillsksr|h, I'iueiuuuti, Rallinnirr, Wiuhiustas, New Orlrnu«j f incinuntij St. Esiii», I.aikloh. We send Expresses to all pixels of Europe by EDWARDS, SAS FORD ,$■ LVJ, I I I Banking, We do a banking business of Deposit -only- Checks on any of our otlices in this Suite ace sold at par by CRAM, ROGERS $ CO. We send regularly to Weaver, Jack sonville and Oregon. Checks or drafts on us can be obtained at any of their otlices. E. W. TRACY, A amt. Shasta, November 12, 1853. nlti-tf OI.IVE BKl.tni HOTEL KOIt MALE. THE UNDERSIGNED. WISHING TO change his business, otters for sate tl*e well known OLIVE BRASCII HOTEL ASii RASCH. lying on the main stage route from Shasta to Sacramento, and on the north side pi .Cotton wood. The Ranch contains ICO acres of arable land, the whole enclosed by u substantial fence. Among the improvements upon tbe Rauch me ihe following: A good ami commodious Dwelling House, for the past three years kept as a public hotel; a first rate Earn, sufficiently capacious to contain fOO tons of hay, and comfortably stable fitly horses; a well of good water a' the door-e-also n well in the garden, with a chain pump and hose attached to it lor conducting tbe wutei to all parts of the garden; a Garden containing about five acres of laud in a high state of culti vation ; together with a Grainery, Cellar, Milk House, Chicken House, Corail, and all other tie pessary buildings and improvements. Tbe '•Olive Branch,” too, has always bee# a stage Station on the Sacramento road. Tbe terms will be made reasonable. For lull particulars inquire of the subscriber on the premises. fi if- Coltouwood, July Ifi, 18->3. j*Tbtt VAI.VABI.R PROPKBTV I'OKS-U-E. THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR sale, on reasonable terms, the property - on which he is at present residing, plcas mtly situated iu the lower part ot Shasta, and mown as The Bulk House Properly. The improvements are a well built twojrtorv [welling house, with kitchen attached, a well rninged Bathing House, a new and commitdi ms Barn, &c., &c. . . , This property is conveniently located, with a lever failing stream Rowing through it the en ire year, ami is every way desirable to any one vho may wish to locate in this place. 1 orlur her particulars apply to the proprietor on the •realises. SiEI'HEN bb.VN. Slia-ta, April 15.1854. • NOTICE, [HAVE appointed A. 11. S PUI f, of Red Blurts, my lawful agent to transact all busi ness for me during my absceuce tro»i this State. E. (J. REED. Red Bluffs, March 10. 1851. H'b2s-tf NOTICE. THE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE ex isti*ig IK*lwcen Kaiser A Walter in llie ;ccpi„g of the “ Union Hotel” iu Weaverville is fits day dissolved by mutual consent. The bus ness of tbe old firm w ill be settled up by Kai er at the ludepcudance Hotel. MARTIN KAISER. FREDERICK WALTER, eavjarville, May 22d. 1851. K tISF.II the extensive MARTIN AS FITTED IT MANSION Independence WfH continue his oi l busines in all the Hotel ke.opim' He hopes by strict meet his uhi Impels ami publya generally. lay 2f, • ya aCWQfNTEI) JOHN’ E. CHI RCH a"eut duly yJJtborbmd to transact busi r me during m Uns^jate. xerville. May 9«. 1854. my27-tf K. I.EtVIN A CO. maker A' llnnufaelurin* Jew«d#T* t ,/oor to Adam'** Co's Express Offirfi, )UI D RESPECTFULLY INFORM »i-e>r friends and the public Unit l*my arc aga.n 1 wih a large and splendid stock ol tine ■s, Diamonds. California and State Jew y description of California Jewelry man ed to order. Particular attention given cb and Chronometer work ls on hand fort rum $S J.W-7 11 BULL, BAKER & CO., | FIKE PROOF BRICK STORE, Keep coMMiautly on hand, bath iu 9ha»t null Bed Blull'm, Af-lxl and WELL selected As sortment of goods required to supply the wauls of those who may favor us wiili ilieii custom. prepared to fill all orders as promptly as any.house in the interior of Cal fornia. (Jnr goods are purchased by .one ot the firm who resides at ,San } runcisco, nml great care is used to select the best quality lor this market. ALPIIKLS BULL, Red Bluffs, i<i. P. BAKER, Sail Francisco. W. ROBBINS. Shasta T. LEVY fr CO. SU\V FI KG PROOF \VA UEIIOISE. Arpal of Havana Cigars and Tobacco. TLEVY & CO. desire to inform their old • customers ami the public generally, that their jS’MIV BRICK SJYJRK Being now completed, (at their old stand in Main street, adjoining the St. Charles Hotel,) they have now the largest and most complete asssurment of Havana Cigar*, Tobacco 4fcFnucy Goods, Of their own importation, to he toiind in this c.ity Their long.experience in this business in the Stales and in this city, gives them au advan tage over all others, and enables them to sell cheaper than any .other house in town. One of the.frni will constantly remain in San Francisco, and being well acquainted with that market, and receiving ogr choice .cigars by ev ery steamer from Havana, we .will be able to suit all in quality and price. Traders,'Patters, and Hotel keepers are par ticularly invited to examine our extensive and well selected stock of Havana Cigars and To bacco,. 11. 1. EV \ , Shasta, T. LEW, Sun Francisco. Shaste., Aug- 2C., W-H- U PROFESSIONAL, URS. Il lT*f 9 & lier. .ICG lloar., MurgeoHN itn<l Plt}aiciauM« OFFICE FIRST DOOR SOUTH of Rhodes &, Lusk’s Express office, Shasta.. HENRY BATES, M. 1), E. B. McLAUGHLIN, M. D. Dec. 21. tf OK. A. 9. BALDW IN, Having returned from the at lantic States, has resumed the practice of his profession in Shasta. Tlianktul for the pre vious liberal patronage of bis friends and Re public generally, fie again solicits their favor. OFFICE a few .doors above the St. Charles Hotel. Shasta, July 15, 1854, if J. A. RAV.nO.M», iiician a,uil Stirjrmi, WOULD INFORM HIS FRIENWS AND the public, Dial lie may always be found at his office when not professionally engaged. Office in the rear of Dr. Sliurlleff’s Drug Store. Maine street. Shasta. Shasta, Feb. Jth, 18-3^• jfe4lf p. ,c. .vakkb,. K- AiAKTKU. BAVEB A. 6AB'fEB, unit 4'ouii»elloi'H ut Law, OFFICE in D. Corsaut's buildings. ap23tf J. lIIA'CKLKV, ,)ianu< > mid t'puimi'lUir at Law, Shasta, California. KUilfblsl> ytllOOL FOB BOVM. MU. AND MRS. BLANK are prepared to - receive into their family in Benicia a lim ited number of lad-S., to whom the best facilities will be furnished fur their mental and moral im provement. Terms moderate. For further in- Uv notwn, circulars, eS,c.. address REV. C. M. BLAKE. ielJ-3,W ■Collegiate Institute. Benicia. Cal. S*f U UOAS. District cot rt. siiasta county. ;nii Judicial District, State of California, Shasta County, ss. Joel T. Landrum vs, Benjamin F. Briggs. Tie People of the State of California, to Beni, F Briggs, greeting;—Whereas, Joel T. Landrum, tile above named plaintiff, having on this Nth day of August. ISo I, filed iu the office of the undersigned, clerk of the District Court aforesaid, bis complaint and affidavit against you as defendant therein, for the recovery of the sum of live hundred and seventy-nine 92-100 dollar--', which lie in his said complaint alleges and 'U hi" affidavit swears is justly due and ow iu’ from you to iiuu, upon express and implied contract* for the direct payment of money, all of which will more spcrifWally appear by refer ence tv complaint tiffi in this office. TAteae tire therefore to require you to appear and answer said complaint within the time pre scribed by law, as follows; II you are served iu the ■Countv uf Shasta aforesaid, within ten davs ; if served out of said County, but iu the said 9lli Judicial District, twenty days; iu all other cases, forty days. In either case, exclu sive W the day of service, or the plain I iff will take judgment l«y default against yon for the aforesaid sum. together with costs, Ac., if you fail to aus«rr a# aforesaid. Witness; Thus. W. Dawson. Clerk, with seal of Court hereunto affixed, at office ju Shasta, this 9th dav of Aug. JSv I THUS. W. DAWSON. Clerk. By Gko. T- Alfoko, Dep. It appearing to the satisfaction of Hie County Judge of the County aforesaid, by Ur® aib‘l av tt of the plaintiff and return *»f Sheriff, that the above named defendant, B. I. Briggs, cannot after due diligence he toiiud in the Slate ol Cali fornia, it is ordered that service of the summons issued iu this cause be made by publishing the same iu the “ Shasta Courier” for a period ol three months. Bv order of J. C. Hinckley, County Judge of said County. Aug. 10. 18>4 Attest: Thos. 'V. Dawson, Clerk ; by Geo. T. Alford, Dep. ' auglB 3m BARTON Ac SSAVBI.V, p.iQPfiS’J.’ERS ASD BUILDERS. Estimates and specifications made on all kinds bujliiines. Jobbing dope at the shortest no ce. Also. Bock,tr£. T.sms and Sluices always j hand atid uiaule to griUr, N. B. Seasoned lumber on hand- Livisgstos Bakto.n, Ukiah B. Sxavfi.t. mar 12if SkW* SHASTA, CAL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1554. ludinn Outrage ia Orrjrn. The following letter, says the Oregonian, from John F. Noble, a resident nl Vancouver, who is now en route from a visit to the eastern States overla-ud, is the first detailed account ot the Fort Boise Massacre we have been able to ob tain-.: On the morning of the 22d of August last, a party of 18 men left Fort Boise lor the purpose of rescuing three ladies and a number ol chil dren who were supposed to be in the hands ot a party ol “ W innass” Indians, (one of the small tribes of Snake Indians who live on Boise riv er.) who attacked Mr. Alex. Ward's train, from Missouri, on the 2Ulh of August, about noon, 25 miles above Fort Boise, on the south side ol Boise river. This party, at arriving at the place where the first attack was made, found the bodies ol Alex. Ward and bis eldest sou, Jtobert Samuel Mulla giu. Charles Aoams, Win? Babcock, and a (it* man, name unknown. From the statement of live surviving boy, New ton Ward, it would appeerthal no effectual re sistance was made by any of the party, except Dr. AdamS and Mullagiu, who fought bravely. Following the trail, in about throe .hundred yards, the body of young Amen was found, a lad of 17 years of age; (be was one of the seven W-ho came to the rescue on the day ot the attack, with Win. Yantis.) This young man fought with great valor, pursuing the Indians to the bushes, where he was killed. About one hun dred yards further on, the body of Alias Ward was lour'd, having been shot through the head with a musket ball. Her person was much bruised, her bauds showing signs of her having fought desperately, to resist the fiendish, attacks of these savages upon her youthful person. The mar ks of teeth were plainly implanted up m her left cheek, a hot piece of iron had been thrust into her person, doubtless while alive, to punish her lor her resistance, and their being unable to accomplish their hellish end upon one so young. Within a few rods of this spot a wagon had been burned, and the bodies of two dogs louad crisped up. About fifty yards on, in the brush, three more wagons were burned. The trail was followed up, and in about six hundred yards the body ot Mrs. W hite, (the wife of Win. White, who lives in Looking Class Prairie, Umpqua Valley.) was found stripped.of her clothing and scalped. Her. head was beaten in by clubs, and also a musket ball ,bad passed through tier bead. Her person showed signs ofthe most brutal violence. The trail was folk'wed,from her, and i|i about a half a mile, through a dense brush and under growth,-the fifth wagon was found, having been run into a deep ravine and lelt. in about thirty yards further we came to the river, upon the North bank of which was dis covered where they were encamped—it (Con sisted of sixteen lodges made t*f willow bushes. Here the body of Mrs. -Ward and three children were found. Mrs. Ward was lying in the encampment in front of the tire, her person having been robbed of all its covering, and her body much cut and scarred by brutish bruises. Her face had a deep wound indicted by a tomahawk,which probably caused her death. The children were lying upon the fire in front of her, having evidently been burned alive, as a portion of the hair still remained upon their heads, showing that they had been held by the hair ot the bead until burned to death, in front of their mother, and she doubtless compelled to witness this, whilst they bad their war dance, and they violated her person. She was soon to be a mother, which rendered the sight still more shocking. Several parts of limbs were picked up some distance from the fire, having been dragged away by the wolves, or the Indian dogs, for several had been left in the camp by them. Having scarce .any implements, the bodies were intered in the best possible manner under the circumstances. There were still a lad and three children missing: a diligent search was made for their bodies without success. From the statements of the surviving boy, it was known that this lad was grounded and ran to the bushes, and has probably since died : and it is more than possi ble that the three children are still captives, or reserved for some future barbarous ceremony. From the statement of Mr. Masterson, who is a brother of Mrs. Ward nod Mrs. White, it ap pears that the booty that the Indians carried oft' consisted of forty-one head of cattle, five horses, and about $2,000 or $3,000 in money, besides guns, pistols, Sec. The party of seven, finding the Indians great ly superior in number, were obliged to abandon the pursuit. Win. Vautis, on returning to the scene of the first nltaek, discovered Newton Ward, a lad about 13 years of age, and the only survivor of the par ty, and brought him off in safely. He was the only survivor ol the party. JOHN F. NOBLE. I*. S. “Tababoo is the name of the guide that accompanied this party of eighteen back on the 23d August. J. F. N. The indignation in respect to the inactivity of the authorities seems to he very general. The following are the names and former places of re sidence of the murdered; Alexander Ward, wife and seven children, Samuel Mullagin, and Mr. Babcock, (lawyer,) from Lexington. Missouri. Hr. Ad ams and brother, from Michigan, Mrs. White and child, from Missouri. The husband of Mrs. White is supposed to live in Umpqua county. Mr. Anion from Missouri. Two Germans and a Frenchman —names un known. How it is to he Done. — file Grass Valley Telegraph, alluding to the composition of the next Legislature, says ; “ We have lately elected the men who are to serve out the important term of California legislation. We believe them to be gooil men and true, but they will be tam pered with. Already have we seen several let ters from the inflated lobbyjtes of San Francis co, inquiring concerning the antecedents, dispo sition. circumstances, prejudices, etc., of the Nevada delegation. And when they go down to attend to the interests of our county and State, tficy are to find money apd wine, saloon politics amt wily conversation, all brought to bear upon their duty, faith and honor, and men booled and spurred will jump them and endeav or to ride them around t)ie old political track.” The Marysville Herald also states, that every member Of the next Legislature has been as signed loan agent sent up from this place to op erate upon him. An old maid was heard to exclaim, while sitting at her toilet the other day : “ I can bear adversity; I can encounter hardships; I can withstand the changes of fickle fortune; but oh I to live, and droop, and die, like a single pink, I can’t endure it., and what’s more, I trvn't!’’ Jews in China.— The Rev. Mr. Shuck is de livering a coarse of lecture* in Sacramento, cu the Chinese. In the course of hi* remarks, he states that there was a colony of Jews in the in terior of diMfe in the province of Hainan, of the origin of which nothing definite wae known- We quote from the report ol the Union : Their traditions reach to Persia, hut one thing is certain, the colony is wholly composed of na tive Chinese Jews. When the speaker was in Shanghae, two trusty persons were dispatched by the Christians, their expenses being defray ed, &c., to the place where this colony was said to exist, in order to find out definite information concerning them, Tire messengers were told explicitly that they would jjol he believed with out they brought hack some of their documents as vouchers. In the course of six weeks they returned with drawings of their synagogue, seven rolls of the five books of Moses, in He brew characters, and f our hooks of the ritual, all iu an excellent stale of preservation. They had in their synagogue’ also, the pentateuch on parchment, which, when compared, was found to exactly correspond with the genuine hooks in the Bible. The discoveries showed that this people worshipped the true (loti. They, how ever, made no converts, and the oldest Jewisn resident failed to remember of one having been brought iu to their colony from those without. The colony was sustained by the natural increase among themselves. No State Piusos.— Gen. .1. .M. Gstill, of the Stale Prison lessees, has published a letter ex plaining the means by which so many prisoners under .his charge have been enabled to escape. From it we learn.a-most important and astound ing fact, and one which is of deep interest to every citizen of California. He says, not in these words, but in others, that there is no State Pri son. Here is his own language: “ I feel that all the precautions that could be adapted could not prevent escapes From an open piece qf ground without a wall or a safe cell in which to keep nearly MO of the most enterpris ing and desperate set ol men that have over been congregated in any prison on earth.” By virtue of a law passed Way 11, 18.13, the sum of $153,315 was appropriated .for the erec tion of a State Prison at San .Quentin Point, in the county of Marin, and we believe the contract was let to F. Vassanlt. 'Phis money has been paid out of the Slate Treasury for the work, and most, it not all, the bonds issued Jor snob purpose, have been received in payment .of .stale property sold at auction. It, then, there is, as Gen. Estell avers, no prison—nothing but “an open piece of ground without a wall or safe cell” in which to keep the prisoners, what has the State received for that amount ? We must believe this statement of the State Prison lessee; but it is strange. Surely, the amount ot funds appropriated to that object should have con structed a building in which a few prisoners might lie kept with safety. But it seems not. — W hat has been done has not been done. There is nothing complete. It the State Prison is in so w.cetclu;d » condition that vigilant officers cannot prevent the escape of daring culprits, it is time the fact should he known, so that the people, through the Legislature, may remedy the evil. —State Journal. Hold on to your Wheat. —A writer in the San Jose Tribune advises the farmers toiiold on totheir wheat. He calculate* the wheat crop ol California at 000,000 barrels of flour ; or, after deducting for waste and seed, he thinks there will be 300,000 barrels for consumption. In April hist we estimated this year’s wheat crop at 475,000 barrels, which is probably near the figure, and il so, it is evident that by reason of the short crop in the Atlantic Slates, and the in creased demand in Europe, it must bring a much larger price here than it now does. Those, therefore, who can hold on to if, will without doubt he remunerated for their labor. But hear a Santa Clara farmer: “ Suppose there arc 100,000 acres in Califor nia, (a large estimate,) ami we raise 30 bushels per acre on an average; we will then have 3,- 000.000 bushels; allowing five bushels to the barrel, we have 600.000 barrels of flour for the whole Slate. But there is to come out of that two-fiflhs for seed and waste, and we have left 360,0(0 barrels; let us allow one barrel and-a balf for each inhabitant, and we have a large deficit to make up before another crop can he brought into market. Now, this is the view I take of the whole matter, and il the can, by any possible means, hold on until the far famed Gallego and Haxall shall have been con sumed, 1 think he would then he paid for his labor. No shipments can possibly be sent here, when there is an increased demand for Hour in the Eastern States, and also from Europe, with a deficiency on hand ot 150,000,000 bushels, compared to the crop of last year iu the Slates. Slate Journal. Pkobitablk Farmirc. —There is no branch.of business considered at a lower ebb in this coun try at present, than farming. It is the general impression that every one engaged in this occu pation is driving a ruinous business. Itis scarce ly reasonable to suppose that it could be other wise, when it is borne iu mind that wheat is not selling at one half the price it brings in New York, whilst labor on this side of the continent is three or four times as high. The native rich ness of our soil makes up. however, iu some in tauces for this discrepancy. In conversation yesterday with a funner from Alameda county, on the Bay about ten miles south of Oakland, he informed us that he had found his crop this year quite profitable. His land is a very choice se lection. He had 76 acres of oats which yielded 7,200 bushels, or about 35 bushels to the acre; 23 acres of wheat which yielded 1800 bushels, or about 78 bushels to the acre ; 25 acres of bar ley yielding 1500 bushels, or 60 bushels to the acre; and 53 acres of potatoes, 17 of which had been dug, producing 2COO sacks of 130 lbs. each, or nearly twenty thousand pounds to the acre. Times and Transcript. How nil who have mourned the loss of dear friends, can answer the truth of this little paragraph: “ The ideal face of any one to whom we are strongly and tenderly attached—that face which is enshrined in our hearts, and which conies to us in dreams long after it has mouldered in the grave—that is not the exact mechanical coun tenance of the beloved person, not the counten ance that we ever actually beheld, hut its ab stract idealization, the spirit of the countenance, its essence and its life. And the finer the char acter. and the more various its intellectual power, the more must be the true eido on differ from that a painter or a sculptor can produce. ‘ Dad, you always act so strange.’— ‘ Why, Billy?’ ‘ Because, whenever mam gets sick, you always have to fetch a baby here, to squall round and make sicji a noise.’ NUMBER 31. The M ar. —1 he newspapers per I’acific an-* nounce the capture of Bumarsuud. There was little loss of life on either side. The French lost Itlff men in killed and wounded ; the British only 3or 4. Thu round efforts behind Bomar sttnd, named respectively Tstee and Nottiek.hud been previously reduced. .No dillicult task, us they were garrisoned by only 13» men each. The handful of artillery men in True made a stout defence, 5® being killed and 35 only being taken mrburt. Both forts, when captured, were blown up. An attack was then made upon • Bumarsuud itself, the walls of which were badly damaged before the garrison consented to sur render. The honor of the victory,-such as it is, belongs w holly to the French. Our private ac counts from the Danl/ic state, that the 'number of prisoners does not exceed l,5l)t), and that they hud been sent to Ledsnnd. An overwhelm ing display of force was made by the allies. No fewer than 15 sail of the line lay with their broadsides within range ol the fortress. The allies claim to have found 100 pieces ol cannon mounted and dismounted. From the circum stance that Admiral Napier hail issued a notice for all neutral vessels to leave the port of Riya before Ang 10th, it was surmised Riga would lie the next port ol attack. The prisoners ta ken at Bomersnnd will he sent on board of Eng lish ships to France. There is no important news from the Bluek Sea lleet. The cholera has been raging terribly among the French troops. Bucharest is ijuiet in the occupation of tho T urks. The new Spanish government, under Espar tero, was making progress in the restoration of .order. Prince Albert is about to visit the French camp at St. timer, where be is to meet the Em peror of France and the king of the Belgians. A Limerick paper states that Smith O’Brien has arrived in Belgium from Australia. The Isthmus is free from -sickness of any kind —roads in line order—untie ride from Panama to the steamer station is accomplished in three hours with ease. The nomination of Concha as Governor Gen eral of Cuba is well received. By way of New Orleans we have a report that Count Kauusselt had been sentenced to be shot .cm the ISllh September. Starvi.no Fugitive Slaves is Canada. — The Albany (N. V.) Argus, of a recent date, has tho following: M’e have received a circular, calling attention to the condition of the fugitive slaves in Cana da. It comes from colored people, we presume, and is signed J. J. Rice, Amherstourg. It states that they arc in great want and des titution, and in need of bedding, flannels and clothing generally suited to the climate ; food,, medicines, and assistance in every shape. Rico states that he has lived in Canada thirteen years, “on incidental donations, and sometimes on scant fare.” He denies that tho Government does anything for the fugitives, and appeals to American abolitionists for early aid in behalf of his suffering fellows—reminding them that, “to furnish bedding, &c., to a destitute family just from slavery, is nothing more than those do, who work for the colonization enterprise in Liberia,” Rice, we fear, appeals to deaf ears and close shut purses. Negrophily prefers mass conven tions, political action, and double tracks for un derground railroads, to caring for passengers after they have reached their uncomfortable des tination. It prefers election tickets to checks payable to fugitive slaves in Canada. It delights rather in long speeches than in large collection*. It thinks to be “heard for its much speaking.” So the poor negroes across the borders may per ish with cold and starvation in the fierce Cana da winter, d opponents of the “Nebraska in iquity lie only returned to Cuagrcss in the fall election. Great is humbug ! Mattolk Eu ek and Vali.k v. A largo river, hitherto unknown to the people of that section, was recently explored by Mr. Hill, who furn ished an account of his trip to the Humboldt Times. The river is larger than Eel or U’eotl river: “ The Indians had apparently never seen a white man before. • Mr. Hill had with him In dians from the 15ay who interpreted for him; the Mattole Indians had no knowledge of any settlements below them ; upon the assurance of the Indians he had with him, the wild ones came to him. Mr. Hill struck the river a few miles from the ocean. He describes the valley of the river in glowing terms —the lands are rich, with open prairie sulmnent for a large set tlement of farmers —the lands above the river bottoms are open timber table lands, easy to clear, and affording sufficient timber for fencing and firewood for ages to conic. Near the river cottonwood is the principal growth, but as you recede from the water, spruce, pine and red wood predominate. The prairie is covered with live finest specimen of clover, which grows to an almost unheard of height; the timbered lands are covered with wild oats atul several vario ties of grass.” The remains of a huge animal have Leon found by some miners on Canal Gulch, near this place, about twenty feet under ground.— One of the teeth, measuring about twelve inches in circumference, and part of a tusk of huge dimensions can be seen at the Drug Storo of Dr. Shoue, in this place. We will be able in our next issue to give a correct account of the dimensions of the remains which have been found. No doubt that this animal was the sire of the far-tamed Elephant, which so many have seen in these parts. —Mountain Herald. “ Uncle Sam.” —The death of Samuel Wilson, an aged, worthy, and formerly enterprising citi zen of Troy, will remind those jfho were fa miliar with incidents of the war of 1812, of tho origin of the popular sobriquet for the United States. Mr. Wilson, who was an attentive packer, had the contract for supplying the Northern army with beef and pork. He was everywhere known and spoken of as '‘Uncle Sam.” and the “ U. S.” branded on the heads of barrels for the army, were at first taken to bo the initials of “ Uncle Sam” \V ilson, but finally lost their local signific nee, ami became throughout the aimy tho familiar term for the United States. The Wilsons were amongst the earliest and active citizens of Troy. “ Uncle Sam," who died yesterday, was 84 years old. —Albany Allan. VIT It is pretty evident that when a man buy* one hundred dollar handkerchiefs for ‘a duck of a wife,’ that he is a ‘goose of a husband,’