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■ ■g’ H. Jj. Jonchlmuen in our agent in thi» city. He win deliver the Democrat to subscribara, and is authorised to receive subscriptions, advtrtlsemetrta, fee., and collect and receipt for the same. E. P. Turney is our agent for Patterson and vicin ity. He is authorised to receive subscriptions, advertise manta, 4c., and oollect and. receipt for the same. # i j If Hoogs & Co. are our authorised agents for San Fran cisco, to receive advertisements, and collect for the same. A. Badlam. Jr., is our authorised agent in Sacra mento City. NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 1856. The Great Remit. That the choice of the people of the whole country has fallen upon the nominees of the Democratic party, James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge, there is no longer room for doubt. Gratifying as this result must be to ev ery conservative and national man in the Uniou, it is still more gratifying to reflect that this re sult has been the work of every section of the Union. By the side of Pennsylvania, of the Northern States, stands New Jersey, Indiana, California and perhaps Illinois, Arm in the cause of Democracy, and in their devotion to the Union. In our estimate below, we have given both Maryland and Louisiana to Mr. Fillmore, yet we hazard nothing in saying, that bad his friends in those States made the same issue up on the Kansas Nebraska bill, which was made in the State of California, both of those States would have gone for Mr. Buchanan by majori ties that would confound the Arithmetician.— The adhesion of these additional Northern States to Democracy, leaves no room for those who w’ould have been disposed to cavil at the position of Pennsylvania. That State pride, as it is denominated, did much for Buchanan in his own Stale it may be true. In honoring her great son, she has done honor to herself. But be yond this; in New Jersey, Indiana and Califor nia, where no such iufluence could operate the power of the Democracy has triumphed upon those liberal principles of government which has marked it out for the popular regard. The following table will show the result in tho electoral college, giving every doubtful State reported by the Steamer news, cither to Fillmore or Fremont. Buchanan. Fillmore. Fremont. Maine, 8 New Hampshire ft Vermont 6 Massachusetts 13 Rhode Island 4 Connecticut 0 New York 36 New Jersey 7 Pennsylvania 27 Delaware 3 Maryland 8 Virginia 1ft North Carolina 10 South Carolina 8 Georgia 10 Alabama 0 Mississippi 7 Louisiana 8 Ohio 23 Kentucky 12 Tennessee 12 Indiana 13 Illinois 11 l Missouri 9 Arkansas 4 Michigan 6 Florida 3 Texas 4 Iowa 4 Wisconsin 6 California 4 167 14 126 Openino of tub New Theater.— The theater newly erected by Messrs. Friable & Bain, on the site of the old establishment, was opened on Monday evening. The interior arrangements, furniture and decorations are highly creditable to the good taste and enterprise of the proprie tors The drop-curtain elicited great prais, as well as the scene painting throughout. It has been executed with that artistic skill so essen tial to the effect of the drama. The Merchant of Venice was produced on the occasion, to a full house—a largo number of la dies being present. The acting, generally, in this difficult play, considering the disadvantages of its production by a newly organized company, without the opportunity of a thorough rchersal, was handsome, and in some parts highly effect ive. Mr. Warwick, long and favorably known on the Nevada boards, In the character of Sby lock, played with exceeding good judgement and propriety. Of Miss Dcmiug’s Portia, we cannot say that we were greatly pleased. We have seen her in a different line of chcractcr, when we might w ell have afforded to praise her. Mr. Hand, in Bassanio did his part well, while Mr. McGowan seemed at home in the gay and sprightly character of Gatiano. The Widow’s Victim, the after piece, was deci dedly a rich treat, aud kept the rislblcs of the audience in full exercise to the close of the piece. We can scarcely be invidious where each part was so admirably played; yet we are doing no injustice to others in speaking of the exquisite humor and vivacity of Mrs. Leonard, who prom ises to make a great favorite in our midst. A very pretty little song, the “May Morning,” was loudly encored from all parts of the house. Mrs. Clnughley, and Mrs. McGowan sustained themselves well in their respective characters of Mrs. Rattleton and Mrs. Twitter. Mrs. McGow an, who has been but a short time on the stage, in making very rapid progress iu the profession. Messrs. McGowan, Woodward and Rand, made up the piece in capital style, and gave the ut most satisfaction. Accidentally Shot.—A young man by the name of Conklin was seriously wounded on last Friday night, near the Frimrosc House, be low Grass Valley. Conklin and Riley Armstrong were in pursuit of a thief who had stolen ahorse from Conklin’s father. It was raining at the time, and Armstrong asked Conklin if be was ready provided they Bhould come upon the thief. Conklin put his hand upon his pistol, which was in his pantaloons pocket, to ascertain if it was in order, when it went off, inflicting a terrible wound in his thigh. The ball entered near the groin and passed down towards the knee, and no attempt has been made to extract it The wound was considered dangerous, but it is now thought he will recover. Methodist Papeh— Mr. J. F. Blythe, paster fif the Methodist Church of this place, has han ded us the first number of the Pacific Methodist, published at Stockton. It is a large, neatly printed paper, and is designed as the organ of the South Methodist Church of the State. The number before us is mostly filled with the pro ceedings of the late Church Conference. J. £. Hauilin has our thanks for San Fran cisco and Sacramento papers. lUrniehed during the joist week, The Attachment Law. The question bs to whether odr present system —regulating the processor attachment in civil actions, is sustained by good policy, is becom ing one of great public interest, and will, doubt less be brought to the attention of the next Le gislature. That at an earlier period in California there existed reasons for a summary and effec tive mode of proccedure against the property of a creditor, is obvious. The reasons for the law, have however, much abated. Society has as sumed a more permanent character —and we take it to be equally clear, therefore, that the present enactment should be essentially altered or modified. The argument which in an en lightened and liberal age, prevailed in bringing about the abolishment of imprisonment in case of debt, perhaps applies with as much force to the action and proceeding against property. It is true that in that against the person, there was something more abhorrent to our senses in de priving a man of his liberty, at the pleasure of his creditor —when it might be impossible for the debtor to pay—but no argument addressed itself to the understandings of men with greater power, than that, by imprisoning a man, he was deprived of every possible means whereby to meet his liabilities. Men of business as well as professional men, are beginning to realize in the practical working of our attachment law as it now exists, the same objectionable feature, and agree generally, that it is not only in many cases an engine of oppression, but also as un wise and impolitic in its operarations upon the interests of society. Take a case which has been repeated a hun dred times within the knowledge of most of us. A merchant or trader in the mountains, al though he may have conducted business for a long period with the utmost propriety, is sub ject at any moment, at the caprice of any one of his creditors, to be broken up, and the fruits of years of toil strippod from him. Perhaps the Reason is a bad one for business. Some one of his creditors becomes alarmed—at least, he knows that the first to bring suit and attach the property is safe for his claim. It thus operates as a bribe to every creditor, to be most prompt in taking advantage of it. Besides, the moment one attachment has been levied, it becomes known to the other creditors, and then commen ces a race between them, which shall come next in order in securing themselves. The property of a debtor perfectly solvent in his circumstan ces, in this way, is daily having his property seized upon, his business closed, his stock thrown into the market and sacrificed, under the temptations which our laws offer to the ra pacity of his creditors. It is all wrong. With many, however, the objection will arise that if you strike down this process, it will ne cessarily affect the facilities of credit. But who credits another, in the general course of trade upon the bare possibility of his being able to make his money by attaching, unless lie be of that mercantile class of gamblers, as they may be called, who sell at enormous profits and keep a spy in every town and village, provided with his principals’ accouut, ready with or without cause, to clutch upon every occasion, the best chance to secure his debt. Nor is this all.— These agents more often select the time for tbeir operations when a stock of goods arc just delivered or being delivered, being the credit of some merchant below, other than his princi pal—and in many cases, the Sheriff is caHed upon to seize upon property as it is delivered from the wagons. How often our telegraphs are employed in conveying information of the approach of these rich transports, destined to fall into the hands of a sort of mercantile pi rate, wc have our own suspicions. We there fore deny that the law is beneficial to the fair, honest merchant, and fully believe that it is cal culated to defeat their best interests, and that it has done much to demoralize the ethics of tho whole mercantile community. Laws, made to regulate and promote the relations of men in society in their commcerce with each other,' have ever been fruitful of mischievous results, and always will be. We deny that our form of government was intended for any suoh purpose. The less legislation wo have upon theBc inter commercial affairs, the better it is for tho com mon welfare. Let the trade and traffic of men, rest alone upon the social laws, upon the con fidence of men with each other, upon mutual in terest and the economy which pertains to it, and then it has a more solid basis than can be supplied by the artificial restrictions devised by legislators. We do not propose entirely to abolish this process. We take it that the reasoning which enforces and sustains arrest iB applicable to that of attachment. We would make their pro ceedings alike, whether against the person or property. It should cover the case of Baud done or intended, or of a debtor having or in tending to abscond. Right reason will approve the law so far, beyond this, its operation is manifestly and egregiously disuscful. Removal of the Post Office.— The Post Of fice of our city has been removed from Pine st. to the brick building on Broad st., next above the National Exchange Hotel. A more spacious room is provided for the accomadation of the business of the office, at its new location, and in all respects the change is desirable for the con venience of the public. Snow.— We learn that the snow at Alpha is now about two and a half feet deep. The Wash ington stages have been taken off the upper portion of the road, and sleighs substituted in their stead. Suicide. —A Gorman by the name of Steven Couster committed suicide in this place, on Fri day morning last, by shooting himself in the mouth with a pistol. It is said that be had be come deranged on accouut of the conduct of his daughter, who is living with a man that has a family in the States. Associate Justices.— A‘ a convention of the Justices elect of this county, held on Honday last, Wm. McCain of Rough & Ready, and E. W. Spofford of Grass Valley, were elected Associate Justices of the Court of Sessions. Quartz.— We learn from the Stockton Argut, that a number of valuable quartz veins have been recently discovered near Big Oak Flat, by Mexicans, who work them by the slow pro cess of pounding the quartz and grinding it by moans of ara*tras. Fire Department. Nevada, Dec. 1st 1856, Editor Democrat I see in the Journal of tost issue, a very sensible article in relation to the Fire Department of thiscity, signed “Observer” which I think all should peruse, and I wish to say a word of reproach to those whose bouuden duty it is, to support that organization, as well as to let the Mountaineers know that there are some in this cess-pool of selfishness, who are willing and able to assist them in stemming the current. In the first place, as “Observer*’ remarks, it is absurd to think for a moment of water works, whilst the community is bankrupt—it would be perfect madness to attempt such an enterprise, when we know full well that we cannot com plete it. Therefore, I likewise say, sir, it is im possible to have these works. Quite a number of the people run away with the idea, that a Fire Department would be use less in this city; they say: What could Fire En gines have done towards arresting the late dis astrous conflagration T let me ask them, how is it they are of such service elsewhere T Why sir, I say, without fear of contradiction, that thous ands of dollars worth of property could have been saved. A Fire Engine at the junction of Pine and Broad streets, could easily have pre vented the terrific destroyer from running up Broad street at any rate. With another, the Court House and several adjacent buildings, might have been saved. By saving the Court House alone, the County would have been spar ed the loss of $20,000 worth of property, to say nothing of the Records and public documents, together with the private property which was consumed. All this they could have done, and more—then how can they reconcile it with their consciences, to say a Fire Department would have been useless ? In addition to the building of the cistern at the junction of Main and Commercial Streets out of their own pockets, I hear from the very best authority, that at their last meeting, know ing that the money for the payment of the first installment (according to bargain) must be forth coming by the 13th Dec., or they would be un able to purchase the Engine they have bargain ed for, which is the best second hand Engine in the State, and finding that the people of Neva, da showed so lukewarm a spirit in the cause, they by vote, imposed a tax of $10, on each member, to be paid within that time, still fur ther showing, the disinterested and devoted pat riotism, and energetic spirit that animates them all. Are tho citizens of Nevada, disposed to await in apathy, the second advent of the dread rava gcr? Or, will they rise up. as they ought, like one man and say, we will support you, not with words alone, but with material aid. Are these gallant fellows who are willing to sacrifice time, life and limb in your service, to be forced into buying the Engine for themselves? No! it can not be thut you arc lost to all sense of that ob ligation which one owes to another. It grieves me to the soul to witness the apparent indiffer ence, with which this efficient means of render ing our property secure, is treated. It is suici dal ! it is unjust! Citizens of Nevada, think over this, think without prejudice pro or con, and act up to what your consciences dictate in this matter, and do not let that “still small voice” be smoth ered by the chimeras of a deluded mind. Pro Bono Publico. Board ok Supervisors. —The new Board of Supervisors for this County, organized on Mon day last, by the election of S. P. French, of Rough & Ready, President of the Board. An order was made requiring the District Attorney to commence suit against the Administrator and sureties of the late Sheriff, for the amount of county funds which were in his hands at the time of hlB death. The amount due the county, we arc Informed, is something like fifteen thous-1 and dollars, which was collected on the proper ty tax since the fire of July 19th, and instead of being paid over to the County Treasurer, was retained in the Sheriff’s hands. Mr. Wright’s administrator is now endeavoring to retain the money In his own hands for ten months, which length of time is allowed executors and'adminis trators to settle up the estates of deaceased per sons. The prompt action taken by the Board to force a settlement of the representatives of the late Sheriff for moneys held by him belonging to the public, is right; and while adverting to this subject we desire to say, that in the praise that we may have heretofore awarded the late Board of Supervisors for the management of our county finances, we had rcferance only to their expenditures, which we still believe to have been made with commendable economy. One thing in their conduct, however, is to us inex plicable, and that is that they should have al lowed the late Sheriff, in defiance of the plain provisions of the law, to witbold the money of the county from the Treasurer, with whom he was required to account monthly. In this re spect they violated their plain duty to the public, for which they deserve the severest reprehen sion. It is to be seen what action will be taken by the proper officers in pursuance of the order of the Board. Tub State Capitou— Joseph Nougucs, whose bid for erecting the State Capitol was accepted by the Commissioners, has filed his bond in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, for the faithfull execution of the contract. The bid of Mr. Nongues was something like fifty thousand dollars less than any one else would undertake to do the job for, and it is generally believed that he will fail to comply with the contract. The American says that Mr. Nongues had great difficulty in giving even the bond that he did, for the reason that all prudent business men had no confidence in him, on account of the extraor dinary low bid made for the job; consequently they one and all refused to have anything to do with the matter. The following gentlemen have become bondsmen. P. B. Smith, for five thousand dollars. J. A. McDougal. for forty thousand dollars. Ab. C. Hunter, for fifteen thousand dollars. B. H. Blanton, for ten thousand dollars. Meredith & Grifith, for ten thousand dollars. P. B. Cornwall, for fifteen thousand dollars. H. R. Covey, for five thousand dollars. Feeding Prisoner.— Capt. Thomsa Gray is now feeding the city and county prisoners of San Francisco for twenty-four cents a day each. Capt. Gray has not lost money on his contract, although the profits must be small. From the “Democrat Extra" of Monday. Arrival 0 1 the SUanaer GOLDEN AGE. Returns from all the States--*Election of Buchanan and Breckinridge. MISCELLANEOUS & EUROPEAN NEWS. San Francisco, Deo. 1, 1856. The Steamer Golden Age arrived at 9 o’clock on Sunday evening. She brings N. Y. dates to Nov. 6th, and N. 0. to the 8th. New York Nov. 5th.— The steamer Illinois departs to-day at 2 o’clock, for Aspinwall. Our returns of the Election yesterday, owing to stormy weather and the derangement of the lines south and west are not so full as was anti cipated, but enough is known to indicate the probable election of the Democratic nominees. Pennsylvania has gone for Buchanan; New Jersey also. All the New Eugland States and New York go largely for Fremont. Maryland is conceded to Fillmare. Few scattering returns from Virginia show Democratic gains since the Gubernatorial elec tion last year. That State has of course gone for Buchanan. From other States we have not yet (11 o’clock) any returns, but shall probably hear from them before the sailing of the steamer. New Jersey, although it has gone for Bu chanan, has nevertheless elected a Republican Governor. , Incomplete returns from thirty-nine counties in New York, give Fremont about 130,000; Buchanan 112,000; Fillmore 66,000. Fremont’s plurality will be largely increased by the re turns to come in. No returns from the Con gressional districts in New York. New York. Nov. 6th,. The postponement of the departure of the steamer until to-day, enables her to take out the almost certain result of Tuesday’s election, namely, the choice of James Buchanan for the next President. The returns thus far received, indicate that the following States have gone for the Democrats: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, In diana. Deleware, Virginia, North Carolina S. Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Flori da, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri —and the followingStates for Fremont: Maine, N. Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Is land, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin—Maryland has gone for Fillmore. Four States yet doubtful, viz: Illinois, Loui siana, Iowa and California. But the States above given for Buch&nan, will cast 119 votes, enough to elect him. The following are Fremont’s majorities in the New England States, estimated:—Maine, 20,000; New Hampshire, 6000; Vermont, 30,000: Massa chusetts, 60.000; Rhode Island. 3000 ; Connect cut, 6000. Fremont's plurality in New York will be between 40,000 and 50,000. The whole Republican State ticket is elected in New York. New York City, for Mayor :-Wood, Democrat, 40,797; Aikin, Republican. 18,275; K. N, 19,987, Massachusetts.- Returns from all but 70 towns in Mass., give Fremont about 103,000;— Buchanan, 37,000; Fillmore, 19,500. Burlingame is re-elected to Cocgrcss by 70 majority. New Jersey. —This State has gone for Bu chanan by a large majority, but A. Newel, fu lionist, is elected over W. C. Alexander, Dcmo :rat, by perhaps 2,000 minority. For Congress .here are undoubtedly three Democrats elected ind two opposition. The city of Philadelphia gave Buchanan * - - 38,126 votes, Fillmore, - - - 12,557 “ Fremont, - - - 6,981 “ At 2 o’clock on the 6th November, the vote in Pennsylvania stood For Buchanan, - - - 68,000 For Fremont, .... 30,000 For Fillmore, - 13,000 Michigan. — Incomplete. Republican major ity about 10,000. Im.ixois.— Majorities thus far show Fremont 4,000 ahead. Indiana. —Democratic majorities, 3,190; Re publican, 2,709; Know Nothing, 307. Wisconsin. —Fremont about 2,000 ahead. Kentucky. — A dispatch from Louisville states that, the Democrats have carried the State by 5,000 majority. Ohio. — Cincinnati and Reven townships in Hamilton county give Buchanan 14,213; Fre mont 7,754; Fillmore, 4,849. As far as we can hear elsewhere, the vote docs not essentially differ from that given in October. The election passed off quietly. The returns indicate Democratic success in Cincinnati by a slightly increased majority over the State election. Maryland. —In 11 counties, Fillmore has 8,163 majority over Buchanan. Virginia. —It is useless to give the telegraph ic returns from this State. The majority for Bnchanan will be large. North Carolina —New Hanover county Dem ocratic majority 900. The returns indicate a decreased vote, but the State is certain for Bu chanan, by a majority equal to Braggs. South caroijna.— The Legislature to-day elec ted Electors under instructions to vote for James Buchanan for President. Georgia. —The returns from this State give large Democratic gains. They will probably carry the State by 15,000 majority. Ten coun ties, for instance, give Buchanan 2050 majority, being a Democratic gain of 1500. A heavy rain storm prevailed generally throughout the State and in consequence a decreased vote was polled. The returns from scattering precincts, indicate about the same Democratic majorities as lost year. Alabama. —The returns as they come in show small Democratic gains. The city of Mobile gave 159 majority for Fillmore. Louisana.— New Orleaus, Nov. 5th. The re turns from the country parishes show steady Democratic gains. The State is doubtful. There was much fighting in the city at the polls yester day, and 3000 registered votes were not poled. Miscellaneous. A duel was fought on Saturday morning a few miles below Richmond. Va., betwean R. A. Prior, editor of the Richmond Inquirer, aud Dr. hinney, State Senator for Accomac county. Dr. Finney was badly wounded in the right hip. The account of a discussion at Accomac be tween the Doctor and Mr. Curtis, published in the Inquirer, was the cause of the duel. The Church ot the Epiphany, at Philadelphia, by a vote of 58 against 44, sustained the vestry in a rebuke given some time since to the pastoi Rev. Dudley A. Lyng, for preaching politics from the pulpit. Dr. Lyng will therefore resign the pastorage. The steamer Texas sailed from New York for San Juan on the 25th October with two or three hundred recruits for Walker, and a few passen gers for Calfornia. Our last advices from Kansas, state that 90 of the Free State prisoners held there, had been indicted for murder in the first degree. There was a terrific storm on Lake Michigan, the 25th of October. Several vessels and steam ers were wrecked among them, the Propeller Toledo—forty lives lost. Havana dates to the 29th of Oct., have been received here. Letter writers state that the Spanish authorities are still busily engaged iu preparing for the meditated attack upon Vera Cruz, and that another expedition was being fitted out to revolutionize Dominica in favor of the Spanish crown. Advices from Mexico indicate a very unset tled Htate of affairs in that couttry, and the probable overthrow of Comonfort’s power. Foreign Ncw», The steamer Canadian arrived at Quebec on Monday, with London dates to the 22d Oct. The official dispatches received from England, make no mention of a minister to this Govern ment, and the impression prevails here, that none will be sent until the inauguration of the new President. England and France had suspended diplo matic relations with Naples, but no hostilities lmd been commenced. King Bomba it is said had appealed to Itussia and Austria to interfere in his behalf, for the purpose of obtaining from the other powers the guarantee of the integrity of his dominions, similar to that accorded to Turkey by the Paris Conference. The financial crisis had apparently passed over England, but was still impending in France. It wj»s reported that Lord Palmerston was preparing a new reform bill, and that Lord John Russell, also threatens a similar measure, Con siderable doubt is expressed as to the statement that the Austrians had commenced, on the sum mons of France to evacuate the Danubian Prin palities. Prussia. —I’ussian papers announce, but it wants confirmation, that the Commission to set tle the boundary line between Russia and Mol davia, is dissolved without accomplishing its mission. Spain.—From Spain the intelligence is that the sequestration lias been raised for Queen Christina’s properly. Denmark. — The Cologne Gazette says that all the [lowers except the United States have assented or will assent to the original protocol of May 9lh, of the present year, respecting the Danish Sound dues. Tlie Mmistrial crisis in Denmark, has result ed in the re-instalation of the old ministry. Turkey.— A Ministerial Crisis and increasing financial difficulties existed at Constantinople. The French commercial crisis presented a slightly more favorable aspect, but anxiety still continued to la* manifested. Persia solicits the meditation of France in her difficulty with Great Britain. A terrible accident had occurred at Loudon. The Rev. Mr. Sturgeon, a Baptist preacher was speakiug in Concert Ilall, Surry Carden, when there was raised a cry of tire, and the audience rushing towards the doors several persons were trampled to death. Tarred and Feathered.— A man by tlio name of Browder lias lately been giving theatrical e.x hibitions in various parts of the State, having under his charge two young girls named Ran dolph aud Litton. His theatrical career was terminated rather against his inclinations, as will be seen by the following from the Yreka Union: The theatrical troupe, known as the Misses llaudolph and Litton, have been greeted nightly with crowded houses. The parents of these girls, or rather children, have just arrived here in or der to reclaim them, as is stated, from the pro tection ot a man known as .Mr. Browder. We have been called on to place before the public the position of the parties, and have had a con versation with these young girls, who state that they were inveigled away from their parents by false representations, made to them by Browder. They also state that they have been intlueuccd by fears and threats to adopt the course which they have taken, or rather forced to take, in leaving their parents. They have a strong de sire to remain with their parents, and express abhorrence at the idea of remaining under the pupilage or protection of Mr. Browder. * * *, They also say ordinarily they have not been badly treated, but have occasionally been harsh ly used and were subject to improper words and [ language being expressed in their presence. ] Both the young ladies are between ten aud twelve years of age. On Tuesday evening, several of our young men, on learning the circumstances in relation to the above named children, met together for the purpose of inflicting summary punishment on Mr. Browder. At half-past teu o’clock, they proceeded to the U. S. Hotel, and suposiug him to lie a desperate character, two or three per sons entered his room very cautiously and secur ed him. On bringing him up the street, the crowd was stopped in front of this office by offi cer Kershaw, who took him in custody, and lodged him in jail. The crowd, numbering about seventy-five persons, soon dispersed, and felt greatly mortified by the interferancc of Mr. Kershaw. About an hour later, no complaint having been made against him, he was released from custody. The boys soon heard of it, and again tastened on him. He was much frighten ed nndjimplored most piteously for mercy, show ing no resistance. Various threats were indulged in for the purpose of frightening him, while es corting him to the upper end of the town, wbero they concluded the ceremony by administering a coat of tar and feathers, and advising him to leave this section of country. He made tracks in quick time, and at last accounts was said to be on his way to Oregon, Me have no doubt, from our information that this man has acted most inhumanly and brutal, and deserved punishment; but if what is stated can be proven, we think the law could more effectually punish and keep him shut of the community. Dentistry. —The fact that the human teeth in the mining region, are more subject to disease and decay than in other regions, although unac counted for, yet is well attested by observation. To those who have the misfortune to be afflicted with the loss of these important members, so essential to health and comfort, we can highly recommend Dr. A. Chapman, whose operations in surgical dentistry are performed with the! skill of an accomplished dentist. We have ex amined his mechanical work also, and pro nounce them perfect specimens of the art. His office will be found in the second story of Kidd JtreetT * bulld,n 8> c °™er of Broad and Pine Heavy SrocK.-We call attention of miners laying in supplies for the winter, as well as fami lies in want of groceries and provisions, to the splendid stock now on hand at the store of Jesse »S. Mall, south side Broad street, above Pine. The I'p* and Downs of California. . There is prabably no country in the world, says the S. F. Herald, in which the visisitudes of life have been more fully exemplified than in Californio. The rich man of yesterday is a beg gar to-day, and he who a few years ago was tumbling at the foot of the ladder, in his vain, effort* even to gain the lowest round, is now at the head—rides around in his coach, and fares sumptuously every day. But there is- nothing in California w hich should warrant such violent reverses, and they are to be attributed rather to wild speculations and the slovenly manner of doing business which has so long prevailed, than any radical error in our local system. Even cities and towns are not exempt from the chan ges observable in human life. A rich mining locality is discovered. The people flock there. The tents and rude cabins of the miners give place to flashy stores and handsome residences, lleal estate goes up. Small building lots arc purchased with avidity, and the man of small capital who has invested his all in speculations of this kiud, sits down at his case, with the-con ficdence that he is identified with the rising little town, and as it progresses he will progress, and Anally leave his heirs millionaires; but a change often'comes over the spirit of his dreams. The mining localities in the vicinity do not continue 1 to be as profitable as at first. One by one the population leave, attracted by the reports of richer digings; but still ho hopes on, and never gives up till silence reigns where ouce were life and bustle, and the greeu gl ass grows over the deserted streets. Ilerc is a case in point, copied from the Mariposa Gazette: ‘•Pleasant Valley, on the Merced river, which, grew up mushroom-like, a little more than * yere ago, is now comparitively deserted. In passing through it recently we were much aston ished to see the change within a few months. Most of the buildings, including the hotel, which was one of the largest structures in the county, have been taken down and moved to more fa vored locations, or sold as lumber, the builders i and owners of which have suffered large losses j throligh their inconsiderate enterprise. We saw but two persons in the place. Crows and ravens were the tenants at pleasure of the butcher's shop, and numbers of lean dogs and half-starved cats swarmed about the place, seeking some thing to devour. We judged from what we saw' | that the place had “gone in.” Matmmonial Advertisements — The follow ing appeared in the Bulletin recently, as an ad vertisement: Matrimony. —A gentleman who ha* a tine farm in one of the upper agricultural counties of this State, wishes to marry. lie is well off—has a large and comfortable house on the farm. The j advertiser has no objection to a widow lady, even should she have one or two children, pro : vided she is not over thirty nor under twenty. ! Neither does lie care for good looks, as long as she is amiable and accomplished, witli a fine voice and musical taste. Would prefer one who* j is a member of some evangelical church. A mate has been found for the anxious fellow,. 1 as the following just touches him. Who can. now doubt the advantages of advertising? An Axxrors Widow.—By an advertisement ; in the last number of the Sonoma Journal, it appears that there resides in that county a j widowed lady, twenty-live years of age, with, no incumbrance in the form of cliildreii, pos | sessetl of property that can be made to realize 1 $8,000 per annum, who is anxious to marry a ' man of genteel appearance, good reputation, J and business capacity. Frozen to Death. A Frenchman was found dead on the trail to vlaiuptourille, on Tuesday, the 18th inst. He started from Goodyer’s Bar on Monday, late in th. afternoon, and was found next day by the expressman lying dead by the side of the trail, about a mile from theBWjville House. It is supposed that he was exhausted with fatigue,mud sitting down, froze to death.— His coat was lying on the ground beside him. j — Sierra Democrat. Erection Keti rns. We learn from the State j Journal, of Saturday, that the official returns of | only twenty-seven counties had been received! | at the office of the Secretary of State, up to that i day. As Monday last was the day for the re turns to be canvassed, it is probable that the vote I of several counties will not be receivad in time . to be included in the official vote of the State. Dairy Morning Cari..— This is (he title of a 1 new moruingdaiiy paper, advertised to be issued 1 [ i i San Francisco, by an association of printers, at 12 1-2 cents per week. MAKUIK1J. _ A ! the Orleans Hold, in Sacramento, on Tuesday. Nov.. 2etlr by the Ilev. Mr. lhntt, Mi. K. F. Ul'KTON, of Nevada. Ciuinty, to Miss AsxiK M. I.aw, of Sacramento. In Omega. Nov. 27lh, by Justice 0. W. Tollman, Mr. J IHN Jason to Miss M.iKOARh-r Jkskph, ell of Omeipi. A Card. We feel worry to learn from different part lot that Simon Rosen t ha 11 & Bro. have circulated a report that we were the cause of hie store being cloned up by his creditors. If t'.oy have any evidence to that effect, let them come ouj with it. We deny any such charge, and barnd it as a lie. The above atory in a fabrication, made solely for the pur pose of injuring our business iu this cyty. Nevada, Dec. 2d, 1856.—It STIEKKL & COHN WM. H. MAKTIS, ATTORXEr A.XD COVXSELLOll AT LAW. Ovnr*—In Alban's Hrick Building, corner of Bro»il and Pine streets. Nevada, • 9 tf ATTE NTION MOUNTAINEERS. TIIK Regular monthly meeting of your Company will be held mi Monday evening. December 8th. 1866. A full attendance is requwterf, J. G. SMITH, Scc’y. Masonic notice—a stated meeting of E. K, KANE DODGE No. 72, a ill be held at the new Masonic Hull. Nevada, on l'ridav evening, Dec. 5th, at the usual hour. A full attendance of all the members la re quested, as business of importance will Isi transacted. , „ CHAS. MAKSU, W.M. ■1 A . 16 usiv fee’y. rpo KENT—A FIRE PROOF BRICK WAREHOUSE A — . * on Main street. 9-tf Inquire of ROSENHEIM Is BRO. MINING CItAIRI FOR SA EK—ONE SHARE IN the Golden Age Tunnel Co. on Cooly’s Hill, adjoining Shelby Hill. Inquire of .1. C. DUFFY, at the Foundry go Spring street, or at this office. gTf WAUACl MONUMENT ASSOCIATION. PURSUANT to adjournment, the members of the above Association met in Grass Valiev, Nevada county, on Miturday evening, November 15th, Mr. W. Watt, President pro tem. in the chair, when the following gentlemen were elected permanent officers of the Association President—WILLIAM lVATT. of Grass Valley; Treasurer—WIIAIAJI CAMPBELL, of Grass Valley; Secretary—WIIJ.IAM MONTGOMERY, of Nevada. Utixens °f Scottish birth all over the State are respect fully invited to co-operate with the members of the Asao nation in their endeavors to assist in erecting a Monu ment to the memory of the illustrious hero, near the scene of his great victory at Stilling. Subscriptions received, and all communications attended to by the freesurer or Secretary. 8-lw HENRY L. JOACHIMSSEN, NOTARY PUBLIC, O McConnell fc Stewart, In Kidd and Knox's Hrick Building, corner Broad and Pine stroeta, Nevada. MILL MAN& SMITH, NO. 46 BROAD STREET, NEVADA. Cm'. s, E ll i Honac and Ornamental Painter*, Paper Hangers, Upholsters, Glaciers, Ac. CONSTANTLY on hand and for sale French and Ameri can Paper Hangings, Window Shades and Landscape* oi the latest Styles. Also—White Lead, Oil and Mixed TamU of all kinds. All orders promptly attended to. Work neatly executed with dispatch and at low figures. , N. G. MILLMAN, T tf J. GRAFTON SMITH. L’lRE PROOF PAINT, For Sale by - . JAMES H. GAC»ER, 1856. Junction Main and Commercial St. F THI NKS! TRUNKS *1 TRUNKS III °wTy. IX)L,AK trunks, for sale by sol kohi ,, „„ *-NoHMain Street. Corner Coumereisl, Brid Buti llng uppfKit, imerlten Fxrl ange. Kevari"