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NEVADA DEMOCRAT, PUBLISHED EVEUY WEDNESDAY MORNING, BY I. J. ROLFE & CO. OFFICE—BROAD STREET, NEVADA, T E RM S i For one year, in advance, *5 Jj® Six monilis, “ Three months, ox »*« Single Copies, BUSINESS CARDS. BO SEN HEIM & BRO. WATCHMAKERS AND JEWELERS , AND DEALERS IN Watches, Jewelry, Diamonds, &e. Located for the present, on Commercial Street, Nevada. MOSES ROSENHEIM, AARON ROSENHEIM, P. S._GOLD dust bought at the highest mar- KET PRICE. 4<5 ' — CHAS. W. tToUNG, mantfactcrer of CALIFORNIA JEWELRY , WAT C II MAKER, —AND— DEALER IX FIXE WATCHES, JEWELRY, DIA MOXD WORK, <Lc. Junction of Main and Commercial Streets. Nevada. CHARLES W. MULFORD, Branch Mint, and if desired, will make advances on the Bright CHECKS on DRKXEL, SATHER & CHURCH, San Francisco, AT FAH. WILLTAMSON & DAWLEY, BANKERS, and dealers In GOI.D DUST—No. 30 Mam Street. Nevada, „ . , SIGHT CHECKS on Garrison. Moiyan, Fritz « Ralston, San Francisco or Sacramento, AT PAR. , , HII.I.S OK EXCHANGE on New York or St. Louis, at too LOWEST RATES. fiS-QUICKSILYER. BY THE IXASK OR POIND, jtf F. MANSELL, Sign nncl Ornamental Painter, All work promptly attended to, and in the best style of the art. Commercial street, above Fine, Nevada, 46-tt “THOMAS MARSH, SIGN AND ORNAMENTAL. PAINTING, No. 10 Commercial Street, Nevada. 4'2-tf V l R \ ITU U E W A R E R O O M •. john McFarland, DEALER TN FURNITURE ; HKDS. MATRASSES. PILLOWS, PIL * LO W CASES, SHEETS , it c. No. 14 C’ommcMvial street, Nevada. ‘21 -tf STANTON BUCKNER, C. WILSON HILL, BUCKNER & HILL, Having associated themselves together in the practice of the I4V, will attend promptly to alt business con fided to their cure in Nevada and adjoining comities. Office—With A. Block & Co., corner of Commercial and Pine Streets, Nevuiln. July 2, 1856.—+G tf __ WM. I\ ANDERSON, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office —Front Room, upstairs. Democrat Building, Broad street. Nevada. •I . I . CALDAVELL ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Office, No. 10 Bickxell’b Block, Broad err. Nevada. Nevada, Aug. 27, 1856. —47 If , S. U. CHASE, r 'E0. 8* BCPP. CHAS E II IT P P , A T TO R XK VS A T L A W. Offck—Front Room, uji stairs, of Democrat Office, Broad street, Nevada. . FRANCIS J. DUNN, HENRY MEREDITH. DUNN MEREDITH, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LA W Office—Second Story of Alban's Brick Building, corner Broad and Fine .Streets, Nevada. J. R. M’CONXKLL, WM. M. RTF WART, McConnell & stewart, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. Will practice in all the Courts of the Fourteenth Judicial District, and in tire Supreme Court. Office—Bicknell’s Brick Building, Broad Street. [4-tf OVERTON, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office—Alban’s Brick Building—rear of the Drug Store— Nevada. __ 46 df McROBERTS, FUNSTON & CO., N EV A DA , DEALERS IN Family Grocer lea, Provisions, Wines, IjI quors, nncl Miners Supplies. KILBOURN’S CORNER, Opposite A. Block & Co’s., corner Pine and. Commercial streets. vr. s. m'roberts. m. h. fujwton, Jxo. pattison. BLACKMAN, HOWARD & CO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS LV FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC WINES AND I. IQ.UOKS, 85 C'lny Strfft, Between Battery and Front, one Door Ea.4 of the Railroad Houee. SAX FRANCISCO, #3T Orders from the interior command our lmrtieular attention. O. P. BLACKMAN, CHAR WEBB HOWARD. 8-ly C. if. BLACKMAN. Wholesale mid Retail LIQUOR STORE. Main street, near Commercial, Nevada. THE undersigned would inform the public that he has now on hand a most extensive assortment of the lies! Liquors Ever brought to this market. Having rebuilt bis Fire Proof Building, with an excellent Cellar under it, he has every facility for keeping any amount of Goods. He will keep a good supply of WHISKEY, BRANDY, GIN. WINES, PORTER, ALE, ALE. CIDER, kc.. kc. Also—All kinds of Case Liquors, Cordials, Syrups, kc. Which have twn selected with the greatest care by com petent judges, and which will be sold as low or lower than any other establishment in the place. He will continue the manufacture of SODA at his old place, which is an article to well known too require recom mendation. Dealers and others wishing to purchase are respectfully Envited to call and examine my stock. 46-tf J. M. FLURSHUTZ. A. BLOCK & CO., /CORNER PINE AXD COMMERCIAL STS., OPPOSITE POST OFFICE.) ‘ and Retail Dealers in Clothing, (Jenls Furnishing Good*, Blanketx. Domestic*, die. HAVE again OPENED at their old Stand, and are now receiving and opening an entire NEW STOCK OF «e . Ac., to which they especially invite the Attention of the citizens of Nevada and the surrounding country. We are now prepared to exhibit the best selected Stock of Clothing to be found, and at lower prices than ever be fore offered—FOR CASH. Our mode of doing business w ill be the same as heretofore One Price, and no Deviation, thereby saving of time to both purchaser and seller—in all cases the lowest price will be named at once. We return our most sincere thanks for the very large patronage which has heretofore been bestowed upon us, and our best toot shall be put foremost to merit a continu ance of the same. A. BIXKK k CO. Nevada, August 20th, 1856. AD3UNISTR A TOR’S NOTIC E —ALL PER sons having claims against the Estate of A. J HAGAN deceased, late of the City and County of Nevada, are here by notified to present the vouchers thereof to the under signed, at the store of J. 8. Wall, Nevada, within ten months from the first day of September, A. D. 1856, or they will be forever barred. And all person* indebted to the said Estate are requested to make immediate payment. WALDO M. ALLEN, Administrator of the Est. of A J. Hagan dec’d. Nevada, 8ept. 1, 1856 —484w THE NEVADA DEMOCRAT. TRAVELING. cAUfoian a iTACuto coh^ait. THF. STAGES oT this Company will leave their Office, at Frisblc’s old Stand, Nevada, as follows: FOR SACRAMENTO. Leaves Nevada at 1 o’ clock, A. M., and arriving at Par mento in time fur the 2, o’clock boats for San Francisco. Also, at 4 o’clock, A. M., running via Auburn, as an Ac commodation line to Sac ramento. FOR MARYSVILLE. I .eaves the above nanu‘d Office every morning at seven o’clock. A. M.. passing t brough Grass Valiev, Rough & Ready, Empire Ra noli, and Long Bar, and arriving in Ma rysville at 3 o’clock 1\ M. VCR FOREST Cm , DO YV.VIKN'ILLE, PATTERSON, WOLREY’S, MOORE’S, AND ORLEANS FLATS. Leaves every morning ut 6 1-2 o’clock A. M. ALSO —FOR AUBURN, VIA GRASS VALLEY. Every afternoon, at 2 o’clock, passing via - Grass Valley, and arriving at Auburn same day, at 6 o’clock, P. M;, con necting with the Morning Coach at Auburn, which arrives at Sacramento at one o’clock P. M., same dav. JAMES HAWORTH, Pres’t. C. S. Co. W. S. McRoberts, Agent. Nevada. [tf NEVADA & WASHINGTON STAGE LINE. ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 1856, the above Line will run as follows: Leaving the office, at Frisbie’s old Stand, Nevada, at 8 o’clock, A. M, passing by Mountain Spring House, Morgan’s, Cold Spring, White Cloud, Gold Hill and Alpha, arriving at Washington by one o'clock in the afternoon. It is the nearest and best Route to Washington, Omega, Scotchman's Creek. Poor Man's Creek, and Eureka. Returning,—The Stages will leave the South Yuba Hotel, Washington, every morning at nine o’clock, and arrive at Nevada by one o’clock P. M., connecting with the Cali fornia Stage Co’s Coaches for Auburn, Sacramento, Marys ville and Shasta. Office—South Yuba Hotel, Washington. A. S. OLIN, Proprietor. W. S. McRohckts, Agent. Nevada. [34-tf Spring and Summer Arrangement. TELEGRAPH LIKE. Six Horse Coaches from Xecada to CumptoiwiUe. 0- N AND AITKR APRIL 15th, She above Line of Stages will leave the Office of the California Stage Company, at Frishie’s old Stand, Nevada, every morning, at seven o’clock, A. M.. running by Oak Tree Ranch, San Juan, and Hess’ Crossing, arriving at Cnmptonville at 12 M. Returning—The Stages will leave the National Hotel, Cnmptonville, every morning, at seven o'clock, A. M., and arrive at Nevada in time to connect with the California Stage Company’s Line of Stages for -Sacramento City, Ma rysville and Auburn. jfgr Express Matter promptly attended to. A. WAGEXER, Proprietor. W. S. McRorf.rts, Ag’t. Nevada. [33-tf EMPIRE LIVERY STABLE) Broad Street, Nevada, GEORC.E MAY, Proprietor. THE |/Nf'EKSl<;NE]> WOULD INFORM HIS , _ friends and th« public jreneraUy. that lie hail A' ip.enniP Proprictii." of Hip KMITRE I.IVERV STABLE, anil us he designs keeping constant ly on hand A Stock of Fast Horses, Would resjssdfully solicit the patronage ot the Public, Horses kept by the Day or Week on the most rea sonable terms. 20-tf GEORGE MAY, LIVERY & SAL.E STABLE. At the Foot of Boulder street, near Ferre's Banking Home. J. A. LANCASTER & CO.. formerly of the Metropolis Stable, would inform their friends f A. mid the public generally, that they have nd ded extensively to their nlrea ly large and ele gant establishment of Horses, Buggies, Saddles, Harness, kc. kc. —they are now prepared to furnish as tine turn outs as can be found in the State. Well trained fleet and easy Saddle Horses, well equipp'd for Ladies or Gentlemen will be ready at all times. A long experience in the business and an earnest desire to retain the confidence of their friends, leads them to be lieve they will be able to give general satisfaction. Particular attention jmld to Homs on Livery Carriages always in readiness with careful drivers for the use of Balls, Parties, kc. kc. The quality of our stock will permit us to sav that those H«-vking pleasure, or engaged on buslno would do well to give us a call. J. A. LANCASTER & CO. Nevada. Aug. 20, 1850.— 46-tf NOTICE TO TE A M STK 11H. WAGON ROAD from Nevada to Downievillc, by way of R()B1 NX )N \S CROSSINt 1. This Road is in fine condition, anil presents the shortest route and best road for Packers and Teams to all the vari ous settlements along the Divide, between the South and Middle and the Middle and North Yubas, by way of Hess’ and Emery’s Crossings. The Road also affords the nearest route for I’ackers and Travelers from Sacramento, by way of Rough & Ready, Grass Valley and Nevada, and the mines further South, to Poor man’s Creek, Nelson’s Creek, and all the mining re gion north of Nevada and Downievillc-. This Road is as easily traveled as that between Sacra mento and Nevada. Four horse< can readily draw from three to four thousand pounds of freight, from Nevada to the top of the hill at Downieville, when the road is not ob structed by rains or snow. W. E. ROBINSON, Proprietor. June 11th, 185(1—40 ly* BOOTS AND SHOES. S MAYERS Ac WM. R. COE, (successors to P. J. Espen • scheid,) corner of Main and Commercial Streets, would respectfully inform the public that they luive purHiawd the large and well selected Stock of BOOTS AND SHOES, contained in the above establishment, and hope by strict attention to business to merit a share of tlie public pat ronage. Having just received from San Francisco a choice and well selected stock of Bools and Shoes. ladies* and Misses’ Gaiters, Buskins. Slippers, Children’s Shoes, kc., kc., they would respectfully invite all those wanting any thing in tlie above line to give them a call, as they believe, for va riety, quality and cheapness, their stock is unsurpassed in tlie mountains. Repairing done on the shortest notice, in a workmanlike manner, and on the most reasonable terms. S. MAYERS. Wm. R. COE. Mb. S. Mayers, late of Grass Valley, and Wm. R. Cob, formerly of the Broad Street Boot and Shoe Store, have purchas'd my entire stock of Boots and Shoes, and I would cheerfully recommend them to tlie public as gentlemen everyday worthy their supjiort, and would respectfully solicit lor them the patronage of my old friends and custo mers. [32-tf] P. J. ESPKNSCHE1D. JESSE S. WALL & BROTHER, DEALERS IX GHOCERIE8ASD PROVISIONS, Miner’s Supplies. Preserved Fruits. Liquors, kc. Next door above Dr. Alban’s, Broad St. TXTE HAVE now and will keep on hand everything to be ▼ V found in any similar « stnblishni«*nt in the mountains which we will sell to Miners and Families On tlie most Reasonable Terms. Our Stock consist* in part of the following asssortment of Family Groceries, kc. 500 Qr. Sacks Hour; 10,000 Lbs. Potatoes; 8.000 IJis. Hams; 3,000 Lbs Goshen butter 3,000 Lbs. S. C. Hams, 100 Bibs. Flour; 3.000 Lbs. Side Bacon; 1.000 Lbs. Lard; With a complete stock of SUGAR* COFFEE, TEA. RICE, TOBACCO, FRESH FRUITS, HARDWARE, QUEENS WARE, kc. kc. GOODS DELIVERED FREE OF CHARGE J. S. WALL Ac BROTHER, Broad Street. August 20. 1050—tf. $10,000 WORTH OF FUHITI VRE! ENTIRE NEW STOCK, THE LARGEST AND best selected ever brought into the mountains, „ all of which will be sold cheap for CASH, con ■ -listing of Bedsteads of all sizes; Cane and Wood Seat Chairs; Cane and Wood Seat Office Chairs* Dining. Card and Center Tables; Extension and Reading Tables; Office Desk* and Furniture; Barber’s Chairs; Wash Stands; l a Hiking Glasses of all sizes; Cane Sent and Back Arm Rockers and Nurse Chairs; Mattrasses; Pillows; Pillow Cases; Sheets; Comforters; Feathers, kc. The undersigned would respectful! v invite the attention of their old customers and the public generally to their new stock of goods on 4»lnc Nt., fi rnt door above A. Block & Co’is., Where by strict attention to business they hope to merit a liberal share of public patronage. 46-tf ABBOTT & EDWARDS. NOTICE. —During my absence from tlie State, I have left my books, notes and accounts with WM. R. COE, at my old Stand, whom I have authorized to collect and receipt for the same. Prompt and immediate payment is requested. P. J. ESPENSOiEII). Nevada. May 14th. 185ft.—36-3m* TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.—All persons are hereby notified against purchasing % note of hand given by the undersigned to Abraham Kendall, about the 5th day of August. 1856, for four hundred and ninety-one dollars, as said note was settled by agree ment of parties. MICIIAFT, DOUGHERTY, NATHAN A. MOORE Mount Zion, Ang . 16, 1856 —IT 4 w NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1856. M. W. King, of Racine, gives a most interest ing relation of his experience in Kansas. After relating the circumstances that led to his emi gration—his-arrival in Kansas city, in Missouri, with his family—he writes: “Leaving my family, I started for the ‘prom ised land.’ I traveled just one hundred and eight miles, according to the survey, before 1 could fiud a sufficiency of timber to warrant me in an attempt to build a house. At Pawnee, the capital as projected by Gov. Reeder, or ra ther within a distance of five miles from that paper city, 1 succeeded in making a claim of SO acres, on which, after much severe labor and privation, I succeeded in raising a house that would shelter myself and family. During all the time of my struggle in the wilderness I was aided and assisted in every way by my neigh bors, Missourians, and, indeed, never even had to wait longer for their help than they saw wherein they could assist me. My claim mad ; 1 , and my house, such as it was, completed, 1 started to Kansas city to bring my family out. Judge of my feeling when I learn ed that for nearly the whole time of my absence my child had been laying at the point of death, and my wife, the mother, among strangers, too. And remember, also, that these strangers were all ‘border ruffians.’ Of course, 1 was anxious. I questioned my wife, how did you get along? What did you do ? Why, she answered me, no people could be more kind; all took an interest in our suffering and sorrow; I never saw a more kind-hearted and generous people. I was as tonished, I confess it. Of course, 1 said but lit tle—what could I say? They asked me—the ‘border ruffians’ —of my politics. 1 told them I was an out-and-out Free State man. The an swer was invariably-—‘That’s right, Mr. King, vote just as you think—we wish every man to enjoy his own opinion.' For many weary days I walked around, wait ing for the returning strength of my child, and during these days 1 saw many things that would have been disbelieved by myself if stated to me before I left Racine, and while I was a reader of, and believer in, the New York Tribune. I saw many—very many poor families landed at Leavenworth —sent on by the New England Aid Society, who had not the means to bury the dead of their company. Men, women and chil dren were there, sent on by these Aid Societies, without funds to purchase one meal of food af ter landing. They came there, expecting no one knows wlmt, but in as destitute a condition as ever emigrants landed at the docks of New York. The men of Missouri, Hie ‘border ruffians,’ took them into their homes, they fed them—the living ones—and buried the dead—they gave them clothes, food, and kind words; they acted, in short, the part of noble, generous, Christian men, and their reward has been abuse, contume ly and misrepresentation. That the men of Missouri felt and feel ag grieved is not to be wondered at by any who knows anything of the facts. They have been flooded by companies sent on by ‘aid societies,’ of men who at home could r.ot command the respect, hardly the forbearance of the commu nities in which they lived; they have been obliged not only to feed these men, but to listen to their scurrilous abuse, and now, when they have sought nothing more, as I well know, than an equal and just share of the advantages of the newly opened territory, they arc belied by press and pulpit through tk. entire North. As I said before, I iiatc slavery, and never by actor word will give it aid or countenance, but, I hale it so much that I cannot bear even to see the mista ken, (though I believe honestly mistaken,) sup porters of it lied about and abused. John MiUhill on the Presidential Ekcllon, The following is the closing portion of a long and able article from the pen of John Mitchell. After adverting to the ultra-ism prevailing to a great extent in the northern Stales on the slavery question, he say;: Do not imagine, however, though I speak of the North collectively, that all, or nearly all the people at the North cherish such designs upon the rights of Confederate equals. A very strong minority even in the Northern States is truly conservative. Whether these men term themselves Whigs or Democrats, they are more attached to the Union than to Exeter Hall.— They know that the South is making no aggres sion, and can make none upon them; and they are disposed to let the South and its institutions alone. To this conservative body, the Irish horn citizens, who are strong at the North, most resolutely adhere. Needless to tell you that all the South will vote iffgloho, for whomsoever else, against Fremont. Southern citizens, much as it may surprise Exeter Hull, will barely ad mit fhat they are lepers; will hardly submit to be put in quarantine, on the diagnosis of Doctor Parker; nor use the prescriptions of Doctor Beecher —which indeed, at bottom, are leaden pills and phlebotomy. In short, if Mr. Fremont be unhappily elected, his election will mean simply the absolute dominion of the Northern States over the Southern—in the matter of Kan sas first, but in any other matter they please af terwards— a condition of things wholly unknown to the Constitution and incompatible with the Union. But, as I said, to the Union and the Consti tution our Irish-born citizens are, even super stitiously, attached. They are not excited by the praise of Exeter Hall, nor apprehensive of its censure. They love not British opinion; and of British phylanthropy they have dear ex perience. Moreover they, for their part, have never been able to see any dark guilt or hideous disease in Southern life and conversation—that they should join the virtuous people of the North in chaining it down. In short they are conservative; they desire to let all things stand as they are; imposing no restrictions that the Constitution does not impose; and they take no pleasure in hunting out and denouncing a new invented sin, seeing that, God knows, there are old ones enough. Besides they dislike to hear Saint Paul called a “doughface.” Therefore they wash their hands of the whole affair, as British rubbish; and will, as I hope, vote against Fremont, almost to a man—even though that gentleman is a romantic adventurer: though he rode hard to the aid of Kearney in conquering California; though he killed a griziy bear, or at least saw one killed; though he lassoed a woolly horse for Mr. Barnurn; and though at school (as worthy Dr. Roberton certifies) he loved his book, and read half the first volume of Grceea Mqjora, liesides four books of Homer; not to speak of Sallust and Cornelius Nepos—“Plutarch, Nep tune and Nicodemus.” The Dayton Empire, speaking of Fremont, says:—“Is this the man for our country, when foreign nations threaten us with war? Is this the man to guide the ship of state through the present complications of our foreign affairs? Is he the man to bring peace and quiet to the country, by a careful and patriotic management of our internal affairs? He is not. It is no time now for Rocky Mountain climbers and Mariposa claim owners. It is a time for the master-spirits of the country. It is a time for the tried and faithful servants of the people. It is a time for the wise head, the patriotic heart, and the strong, determined character. It is the time for such men as James Buchanan. Dis guise it as you may, conceal it to the utmost extent of your ability, and yet the fact glares you in the face, like an August 6un, that James Buchanan it the man for the timet. Experience of a Free State Man l« Kansas. Mutatioxb hk Fortune, —Do you see that lady in a side bos, who is dressed in a plainer style than any one else in this house ? Her face wears a sweet expression, and seeinsso familiar, that immediately on glancing at it we involun tarily ask ourselves where could we have seen it before ? What a noble forehead she has—how much expression is there in that finely curved lip! It is the Dowager Countess of Essex—her lord, the late Earl, having a year or two since, paid the debt of nature. The Countess of Es sex’s history is in itself a romance of real life. An old friend of mine tells me that he remem bers seeing her a dirty, shoeless, and stocking less girl nursing a child, at the door of one of the obscurest lanes in Bristol. She was, in fact, a drabbisii maid of all work. But even then she was distinguished by her sweet voice; and one day, as she was singing to the child she at tended in the dingy alley, a gentleman who cas ually passed by was struck by the rich melody of her tones, and took it. into his head to remove her from her obscure situation, educate her and have her taught the rudiments of the vocal art. The pupil well rewarded the benevolent gen tleman’s exertions: for ere many years had passed away, the name of Miss Stephens was well known all over the nn-hal world. The Kitty Stephens of the dirty alley in Bristol soon became the fascinating songstress of the metrop olis, and stood, confessedly without a rival.— ller character was excellent—and amid a thou sand temptations, she preserved her purity of mind and manners. The late Earl of Essex, on the death of his wife —a dissipated, heartless votary of fashion—sought her hand; and a cor onet sparkled on the brow of Kitty Stevens.— Into her new station, if she did not take to it connections which increased its influence, she carried virtues which adorned her position.— The most rigid investigations, and the most en vious attempts to defame her, could not find a speck on her character. Not long ago she be came, by the death of Lord Essex, a dowager. Sharpe's Ru iz —This recently invented wea pon, if it possesses one half the powe r and capa city claimed for it by its proprietor, is destined to supercede every other weapon for warlike purposes now in existence. It is the most elli cacious and horrible fire-arm now’ in existence. The small carbine now’used by the United Stales mounted men, throws a ball w ith deadly accuracy one quarter of a mde. and can be fin d ten times per minute. It is not complicated in structure, is easily cleaned, and sutlers no inju ry from wet weather. ' Mr. Sharpe is now preparing models for four new species of weapons, namely: a small pock et pistol, calculated to throw a Minnie ball one hundred yards: a rifle, suitable for footmen, with a range of one mile; and a large gun to throw a tw’o-ounce ball, or small shell, one mile and a lialf, or as far as a mail and a horse can be seen to advantage. With this latter weapon Mr. S. declares lie can ’ set on fire a house or a ship at the distance of nearly two miles, and prevent the use of field artillery by killing the horses before tlie guns are brought within good range. This rifle in the hands of a good markesman is equal to ten muskets, bayonets and all; for, place a man six rods distant with a musket and bayonet-, and before he can bring the bayonet into use, the rifle can be loaded and discharged ten times. They carry balls with great precis ion and force. Mr. Sharpe intends these rifles to become a national weapon, and should ('(in gress, by using n little liberality, purchase the patent, the country would be possessed of a means of warfare unequalled in the world. The Ruins oe Ninevah.— 1 The steamship Soho has just arrived at london with the last consign ment of Assyrian nutiqiub. s from the ancient Ninevali. They consist of about fifty _cases of the most artistic sculptures yet discovered in this earliest postidiluvian city, representing the Queen of Assyria feasting under the shadow of the vine, the King engaged in a lion chase, and after in the act of pouring forth libation.— There is also a splendid and almost unbroken hunting series, comprising not only lions, but wild asses caught in a noose or lasso; also a procession of the sportsmen bearing away birds, bares, Ac., with their dogs, nets, ami other im plements. of capture and pursuit. But still more interesting than even antiquity are the slabs bearing the famous in scription on the winged bull at the entrance of the Palace of Senaclierib, recording bis memor able expedition against Ilezekiah, the Sovereign of Judah, in which 185,000 of his warriors, “un smote by the sword,” in a single night, “melted like snow in the glance of the Lord,” an event so sublimely described in the “Hebrew Melo dies” of Byron: “And there lay 1 lie steed, with his nostrils nil tv i»U\ But through it there roll’d not the breath of hi* pride; And tl»o foam of his gasping lav white on the turf, An 1 eol.l a* the spray of the rock beaten surf. And there lay the rider, distorted and pule, AVitli the dew on his brow and the rued on hit mail; And the tents were all silent, the banners alone— The lunces unlifted, the trumpets unblown.” Minerals we eat. —“All know,” says the Portland Transcript, “that many men have a groat deal of brass in their composition, but per haps all are not aware of the variety of miner als that enter into and form apart of the human system.” A writer in Dickens's Household Words thus tells the story: “These minerals, which aro Interwoven with the living structure of the plant, arc taken up into the fabric of the animal; and to us- they are as important as to the meanest vegetable that grows. 1. who write this, boast myself liv ing ties!! and blood. But lime strengthens my bones; iron flows in my blood; flint bristles in my hair; sulphur and phosphorous quiver in my flesh. In the human frame the rock moves, the metal flows, and the materials of the earth, snatched by the divine power of vitality from the realms of inertia, live and move and form part of a soul-tenanted frame. In the very se cret chamber of the brain there lies a gland, gritty with earthly mineral matter, which Des cartes did not scruple, with a cru le scientific impiety, to assign as the residence of the soul. You could no more have lived and grown and flourished without iron, and silicia, and potash, and sodium, and magnesium, than wheat could flourish without phosphorous, grass without sili cia, cress without iodine, or clover without lime. We are all of us, indeed, of the earth, earthy.” An Incident at an Imperial Ball.—A grand ball took place at Warsaw during tbe recent visit of the Emperor. According to Russian et iquette, no subject who is not attached to the Court can dance with the princesses of the blood. A young lieutenant of Hussars, ignorant of the established etiquette, asked the Grand Duchess Olga to dance with him, and she, who saw by his “orders” that he was a “Crimean,” consent ed. The Emperor, who saw his sister polking with the young sub, sent for the latter as soon as he had left his partner, and smilingly told him iie had committed an offence against eti quette. “As f hear,” continued the goodna ture d monarch, “that yon distinguished yourself greatly at Sebastopol, I take you into my Ail jutantur; and now, as you are attached to the Court, yon can dance with the Grand Duchess again if she has no objection.” A man who dislikes mop handles, should be careful how he spits tobacco juice on a red head ed woman’s carpet. Democratic State Convention. The D. mocratic State Convention met at Sac ramento on Tuesday the 9th instant. B. F. Washington, Esq., Chairman of the State Central Committee called the delegates to order and Mr. Joseph P. Iloge, of San Francisco, was called to the Chair for the purpose of a temporary or ganization. Mr. Iloge took the seat as temporary chair man, and addressed the convention as follows: Gentlemen of the Convention —I appreciate fully the high honor you have paid me in calling me to preside, even temporarily, over your deli Ite rations. To any Democrat, even at any ordi nary time, it would be a high honor to preside over the deliberations of the great democratic j party in convention assembled. [Cheers.] For tifty odd years the democratic party have peri odically nssembltd in convention for the pur pose of preparing themselves for the great con flict which for tliat number of years we have been waging against another great patriotic party. But the great lights of that party—the leaders under whoso guidance our gallant ad versaries were wont to marshal their hosts— have gone down to the grave. And for the lirst time in the history of our country, we are no longer to meet a great constitutional party, for the elements of the old Whig party have resolv ed themselves into various isms, and we, stand ing upon a great constitutional platform, have to meet in the coming campaign not the great Whig party, but sectional parties, whose princi ples, if carried out, would destroy the constitu tion—would destroy the Union. [Cheers.] Gen tlemen, the tight has already commenced; the lirst gun has been lirrd, and the reverberation has reached our cars; and when the smoke of the battle shall be cleared away by the bright rays of a November sun, we shall rejoice in the complete triumph of the democratic party, and shall behold the igrominous defeat of all those sectional parties which now so boldly threaten the perpetuity of our institutions and the safety of the Union. No man that looks at this sea of intelligent faces, that have come from every mountain and valley—from every gulch and ravine in the Stale of California —who have come here resolv ed to yield nothing to personal preferences, but to net solely for the interest of the country, can for a moment doubt our success. Wehnvecomo here standing firmly and surely upon a great constitutional platform - We hold the same sen timents as a Madison, Jitfersou. Monroe, and Jackson, [('beers.] Gentlemen, I know that von all feel as I do; I know that you have come here caring for no man—pledged to no man; hilt resolved to sacrifice all preferences at the altar of the constitution; I know that when the various candidates are presented for your suf frages you will apply the old test: Is lie honest? j Is he capable''—and. above all and over all, is he for the Union? [Cheers.] Gentlemen, ldo not fear the result; the democratic party united never have been beaten; the democratic party united never can be biatcn. Gentlemen, 1 will not further trespass upon your time. Wu are now ready to proceed to the appointment of all the necessary officers. [Cheers.] After the appointment of a committee on cre dentials the convention took a recess until 5 o’clock. The convention having re-assembled and the committee not being prepared to report the convention took a further recess until 8 o’clock. At that hour the convention met and after hearing the report of the committee on creden tials, and appointing a committee on permanent officers ami order of business and another to draft resolutions and a:i aeldre s.s to the democ racy of the State, adjourned until Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. The convention having met on the second day at the time designated, Mr. Maudeville from the committ c appointed tonominate permanent officers, and the order of business, made the fol lowing report: For President of the convention —Jos. P. Iloge. of San Francisco. For Vice Presidents— Geo. P. Potter, of Siski you: Col. McClory, of Plumas; 1). 1J. Meluer, of Mariposa; John Troll, of Monterey; A. T. Laird, of Nevada; Andreas Pico, of Los Angelos. For Permanent Secretaries—Win. A. Mix, of Shasta; W. J. llootou, of Solano; II. Meredith, of Nevada. For Sergeant-at-Arms— B.F. Moulton, of Sac ramento. For Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms—I. J. Frisky, of Yuba. Also reported in favor of the order of busi ness, being conducted as follows: 1. The nomination of one candidate for mem ber of Congress from the Southern portion of the State. 2. One candidate for member of Congress from the Northern part. .‘S. Clerk of the Supremo Court. 4. Superintendent of Public Instruction. 5. Four Electors. (i. State Central Committee. 7. Adoption of the Address and Resolutions. Also, that each delegate be assessed $2 50— to l>e paid before being allowed to vote. Upon motion of Mr. Henry, the report of the committee, us for as it related to the nomina tion of President was adopted. The President in a neat and appropriate speech thanked the convention for the honor confercd upon him. After an animated debate over the report of the committee in regard to the order in which the members of Congress should be nominated, the report of the commit tee was adopted, and the convention proceeded to nominate a member from the southern por- j tion of the Slate. Mr. Kohler nominated Frank Tilford, of San Francisco. Mr. Norman nominated Wm. A. Dudley, of Calavc ras. Mr. Maudeville nominated Chas. L. Scott, of Tuolumne. Mr. Nugent nominated Don Pablo de la Guer ra, of Santa Barbara. Mr. Nugent withdrew the name of Don l’ablo de la Guerra. On the third ballot Scott received 1C1 votes; Dudley, 1; Tilford. 121. Mr Kohler, on behalf of F. Tilford and his friends, moved that the nomination be made unanimous. Carried amidst loud cheers. Loud cries for Mr. Scott, who came forward and addressed the Convention in a speech of great power, warmly thanking the Convention lor the conlidence reposed in him. Convention adjourned till 4J P. M. Met and was called to order. The order of business was proceed, d with, being a nomination of a candidate for Congress from the north. Jos. ph McKibben, of Sic rra, John Connees of El Dorado, S. Sprague, of Shasta, John T. Cren shaw, of Neruda, and Gen. J. W. Denver were placed in nom.nation. The name of Gen. Denver was withdrawn. On the first ballot Mr. McICibbin having re ceived a majority of all the votes cast, was de clared nominated. Being loudly called for, Mr. McKibben came, forward and briefly thanked the Convention. The next in order of business was the nomi nation of candidates for the office of Clerk of the Supreme Court. Charles S. Fairfax, of Yuba, D. N. Galu’vo, of El Dorado, H. Griffith, of Yolo and Mr. Hervins, of Sau Francisco, were placed In nomination. When, upon motion, the Convention adjourn ed untill 11 o’clock to-morrow. NUMBER 50. Tlie convention re-assembled on Thursday Sept. 11th, at 11 o’clock. The President an nounced that the lirst business in order was the nomination of a candidate for Clerk of the Su preme Court. On the third ballot Mr. Fairfax received 151 votes; Mr. Evans 127; Mr. Wood side 6. On motion the nomination of Mr. Fairfax was made unanimous, and being called for came for ward and responded in a few remarks, in ac knowledgment of the compliment paid him by the convention. The next business being the nomination of a Superintendent of Public Instruction, the names of E. A. Theller of San Francisco, A. C. Baine of San Joaquin, A. J. Moulder of San Francisco, W. G. Wood of San Francisco, and Paul K. Ilubbs were placed before the convention. On the second ballot Mr. Moulder having received 1C8 votes was declared duly nominated. The nomination of electors for President and Vice President being in order Augustin Olvera of Los Angeles, and George Freaner of Siski you. were nominated by acclamation. The convention proceeded to ballot for two other electors and on the first ballot P. lie la Torre of San Francisco, received 201 votes and was nominated. On the fifth ballot A. C. Brad ford of San Joaquin, received a majority of all the votes cast and was nominated. Each elec tor in turn as he received the nomination made appropriate responses to the call of the conven tion. When Mr. Bradford concluded, enthusiasm had reached a high pitch. First, Mr. Clayton was called and addressed the body, and then Mr. Frisbie, and after each speech three hearty cheers were given. [Continued to third page.] VARIETIES. A Funeral Invitation. —The following order, verbatim rt literatim, was received by an underta ker in the Bowery, from an afflicted widower living in Pearl street: feur: my wiaf is ded and Wonts to be berried to morror. At wonner lclok. U nose wair too dig the Hole—by the siad Of mi too Uther \\ nils—let it lie deep. A cotemporary pertinently remarks: “When Fremont accepted the nomination of the George Law know-nothings, he said lie would soon publish his views on that subject— which lie d d not doubt would be found acceptable to these sworn sectaries. “It is a little awkward for his friends lobe appealing to the Germans and Irish to vote for h ni at the same time that he is returning thanks for a know-nothing nomination, and tinkering up know-nothing platforms.” An Irishman’s idea of America is contained in the following extract front “The Fairy Cir cle,” a tale of John Brougham’s Irish Echoes: “Where d d ’baccy come from, Corney?” in quired Wary. t . “Why, from ’Meriky, where else?” he replied, “that sent ns the first pitaty. Long life to it, for both say 1!” “What sort of a place is that I wonder?” “’Mer ky, is it?” They till me its mighty sizable. Moll, darlin. I’m told that you might rowl England through it, an’ it would hardly make a d.nt in the ground; there’s fresh water oceans inside of it that you might dhround Ire land in. and save Father Matthew a wonderful sight of thronble; an’ as for Scotch land, you might st'ek it in a corner of one of their forests an’ you’d never he able to find it out, except, it may be it might he by the smell of whiskey.— If 1 had only a tlirilio of money, I’d go and seek my fortiu there.” PniNTixo Pursues, Pit, errs and Petticoats. — These are the three great levers that govern the world. Without them tile bottom would fall out, and society would become a chaos again. The press makes people patriotic, the pulpit re ligious, hut women sway all things. There would he no going to church if there were no girls there, neither would there be any going to war were the soldiers to meet with no applause but from the masculines. Without the sunshine shed by women, the rose of affection would nev er grow, nor the flowers of eloquence germi nate. In short, sue is the engine of life, the great motive of love, valor, and civilization. — In proof of this, truth in all history speaks trum pet-tongued. Orioin ok Fires.— 1 The investigations of the New York Fire Marshal into the tires which oc cur in the city, disclose the following curious facts. In one casu lire was caused by the up setting of a bottle of Harlem oil on a red paste composition used for destroying vermin. In another case, a man put a pipe in the pocket of his coat, without putting it out, and hung the coat in a room. The coat took tire, and set the room in a blaze. In another, a young lady placed a lighted lamp on a washstand which stood behind the door. Her dresses hung on the door, and as it swung back they caught tiro, and were destroyed with other property. Smiles and Frowns. —Which will you do —• smile, and make vour household happy, or be crabbed, and make all those youngoues gloomy, and the older ones miserable ? The amount ot happiness you can produce Is incalculable, if you show a smiling face, a kind heart, and speak pleasant words. Wear a pleasant countenance; let joy beam in your eyes, and love glow on your forehead. There is no joy like that which springs from a kind act or a pleasant deed; and you will feel it at night when you rest, at morn ing when you rise, and through the day when about your business. —llomc Journal. Women.— Women make their advances as Time makes his. At twenty, when a swain ap proaches to pay his devoirs, they exclaim with an air of indifference. “Who is he?” At thirty, with a prudent look towards the ways and means, the question is—“What is he ? ’ At forty, much anxiety manifests itself to make the hy menial selection, and the query changes into— “Which is he?” But at fifty, the anxious ex pectant prefers to seize upon any prey, and ex claims "Where is he?” The Boston Times says that the rumor that Hon. Itufus Choate and Hon. Robert C. Win tbrop, had given in their adhesion to the Cin cinnati nominations, created a lively sensation throughout that city, and that there are good grounds for the report. When Dobbs was dying, his wife, who had led him a terrible life, was afraid that he would ci ther cut her off with a shilling, or prevent her marrying again; she was young and handsome, if she was a Tartar. But Dobbs left her all his money, on condition of her again, “for then,” said he, “I shall be certain that somebody else will bea> wretched asl’vebeeu.” A Windy Orator once got up and said: “Sir, after much reflection, consideration and exami nation, I have calmly anddelibertely, aud care fully come to the determined conclusion, that in cities where the population is very large, there are a greater number of men, women and children than in cities where the population is less.” A witness in a recent case of assault tried at Greenock, stated that lie saw the complainant fall several times. He cooeidmd him neither sober nor drunk, but only so much the woisc for liquor that ho could not stand. lie uas convinced, however, that another of the parly was drunk, because he crept up stairs on ms hands aud Jknees.