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NEVADA DEMOCRAT.
j|, Ij. Jood>U»< ttcn ia our agent in thi» city. lie
will deliver the Pkmocrst to subscribers, and ia authorited
to receive subscriptions, advertisements, kc., and collect
and receipt for the aame.
E. P. Turney ia our agent for Patterson and Ate-
Ity. He ia authorized to receive subscriptions, adverflae
menta, kc., and collect and receipt for the aame.
A/vW<r<e »swwvv>.
Koogi A Co. are our authorized agent* for San Fran
aiaeo, to receive advertisements, and collect for the same.
A. Bodlam, Jr. f is our authorited agent in Sacra
Bento Citj. .
NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 1856.
The Weatuer. —A warm and copious raiu
commenced falling on Saturday night and con
tinued at intervals during Sunday and part of
Monday, which at least has muddied and ob
structed all land navigation, whether by pedal
or rotary propellers. It is said that the Missis
sippi never lets go of a man who has clothes on,
and we begin to think, from the late hour at
which our stages arrive, that our muddy roads
have a remarkable attachment for auylhiug
having wheels on. With all its drawbacks how
ever, we welcome it with a hospitable fervor.
A few days more of the same sort would do a
vast deal of good. From the quantity of snow
which has fallen in the mountains, we shall
doubtless have the best season for water during
the coming summer that has been experienced
in California, since that following the w inter of
1852- '53.
Court of Sessions.— This Court adjourned on
Saturday last, having disposed of the criminal
business before it. James Hubbard and Chas.
Sanford, Indicted for grand larceny, plead guil
ty, and were sentenced on Saturday, the former
to sixteen months 'and the latter to twelve
months imprisonment in the penitentiary. John
Adams, indicted for the same offence, was ac
quitted. John Welch, indicted for an assault
with intent to commit murder, was convicted
on Thursday last, and on Saturday was sen
tenced to imprisonment for four years.
Arrested for Stealing.— John Morrison was
arrested yesterday by Marshal Plumer for
stealing a pair of blaukcts and a pair of panta
loons from a clothing store on Main street. The
articles were found in a whiskey shop on Broad
street, where he was seen to put them, and were
fully Identified by the owner. Morrison will be
tried lie fore Justice Clark to-day.
Masonic Election.— At a meeting of E. K.
Kane Lodge, No. 72, of Free and Accepted Ma
sons, held in this place on Friday evening last,
the following officers were elected for the ensu
ing Masonic year: C. C. Green, W, M.; T. II.
Rolfe, S. W.; Sol Kohlman, J. D.; Chas. Marsh,
Treasurer; and J. V. Watson, Secretary. The
officers elect will be installed on the 27th Inst.,
being St. John’s Day.
Dedication.—The second quarterly meeting,
connected with the dedicatory services of the
Methodist Episcopal Church in this place, will
beheld next Sunday morning, at half past ten
o’clock.
Sfroeant-at-Arms.— We learn that Mr. S. F.
Brown of Nevada County, will be a candidate
for Scrgcantrat-arms of the Assembly.
Tub Next Steamer.— The next mail steamer
may be expected about Sunday or Monday next.
A* the result of the election in Illinois and Lou
isiana was not certainly known at the sailing of
the previous steamer the news will be looked
for with considerable interest. It is very prob
ablo that Buchanan has carried both of these
States—without them, however, he is elected.
Tub Comet. — We notice from some of our ex
changes, that a comet is visible in the western
horison, between three and four o'clock in the
morning. This is supposed to be the comet of
1556, which was expected to rc-nppcar this year.
In order to see it, it is necessary to go upon the
top of sonic high hill. If some of our curious
citizens would take a trip to tho top of Sugar
Louf on a a clear morning, they would undoubt
edly see the mysterious stranger.
IIon. C. L. Scott. —A writer in the Sacramen
to Union, signing himself “Unwavering Demo
crat,” having charged Mr. Scott, member of
Congress elect, with making use of his position
to aid the aspirations of Messrs. Gwin aud La
tham to seats in the U. S. Senate, that gentleman
has authorized the Slate Journal to any that such
is not the case. Mr. Scott has not interfered,
and does not intend to iuterfero, in any way,
with the Senatorial question.
Meeting or the Editors.— Tho Stato Elec
tors met at Sacrmcnto on Wednesday last and
cast the vote of the State for James Buchanan
for President, and for John C. Breckinridge for
Vice President. George Freanor, Esq., was
chosen as the messenger to take the vote of the
State to Washington. Tho messengers are al
lowed one half the mileage paid to members of
Congress, going and returning.
Fatal Accident.— The San Jose Tribune is in
formed that a mesican employed at the Alma
den quicksilver mines, was instantly killed on
Monday the 1st inst., by falling down a shaft
over one huudred feet in depth. He was de
scending the Bhaft, when, by some means, he
lost his hold of the rope attached to tho bucket,
and was precipitated to the bottom.
Murderers. —Two men, Best and Archer, as
we learn from the Placervillc American, are now
confined in the El Dorado county jail under
the sentence of death for murder—to be execu
ted on the 23d of January next—and three oth
ers, Win. Kingsbury, E. L. Martin and J. F.
Beeler, arc confined uuder indictment for the
same offense.
Sa Chinamen Bubied under a Sand Bane.—
A correspondent of the Stockton Republican in
forms that paper that a fatal accident occurred
at Two Mile Bar, Stanislaus river, on the 5th
Inst A sand-bank caved, covering up six Chi
namen. killing one instantly and injuring two
others so severely that they will probably die.
Common School Notice.— The attention of
our citizens generally, and particularly those
who have children, is invited to the call made
by the Trustees in another column, for a meet
ing to be held next Saturday at 2 o’clock, P. M.
at Flurshu tz Hall, for the purpose of loc atin
• •dtepl house for tb?» school district.
Mechanic'* Lien Uw.
Regarding our statu tea, framed with the view
of affording a safe and summary process to those
performing labor or furnishing materials for the
improvement of property, os both useful and
just, it is desirable that the mode of proceeding
should be made more certain and effective than
it has heretofore been under the provisions of
our laws. Since 1850, three distinct enactments
have been placed upon the statute book. Two
of them, that of 1850 and 1855, proved so de
fective, and gave rise to so much confusion, as
to call for amendment, and as the nature of
these defects were plainly revealed by their
operation, it was expected that any further
amendment would secure the object sought to
be attained. Whether the law of the last ses
sion has perfected our process and is so devised
as to put an end to the confusion which has
attended the former enactments, is yet to be
tested. In examining the law of 1856 we have
been led to doubt that it has cured the features
of the preceding bill in one essential point, and
if so, the question has suggested itself whether
it may not produce other embarrassments of
equal magnitude.
It is well known that so much of the act of
May 19th 1853, entitled “an act concerning the
courts of justice of this State and judicial offi
cers'’ as conferred upon the County Court juris
diction and power to “enforce the liens of me
chanics and others,” fell under the decision of
the Supreme Court. It was there held that the
special cases in which the County Court might
be vested with original jurisdiction were such
only as are the creation of statute, and unknown
to the general framework of the common law
and equity. The remedy however in those ca
ses over two hundred dollars was not destroyed
by this decision. The jurisdiction of the Dis*
trict Court by virtue of its equity powers was
still ample to enforce the lieu above that amount,
but under the sum of two hundred dollars there
were no courts capable of taking cognizance of
the sum other than those of Justices of the
Peace. It was never contended that the power
belonging to these courts were such as to war
rant them ’in enforcing a remedy of the nature
of nn equity proceeding and therefore the law
as it affected the liens under two hundred dol
lars was a nullity. The last Legislature was
looked to, to correct this evil. The language
of the statute of 1856 however conferring juris
diction is not at all changed, and we arc stiil
left to all the doubts and uncertainties which
perplexed the proceedings under the former
laws. But supposing that it be competent for
these inferior courts to take jurisdiction, and
enforce the lien under the limited amount, there
is another difficulty which is likely to arise, and
should be guarded against by some salutary ]
provision. The seventh section of the act of
1856 prescribing the mode of proceeding to be
pursued for enforcing any lien reads as follows:
“Said liens may be enforced by suit in any
court of competent jurisdiction on setting forth
in the complaint the particulars of such demand
with a description of the premises sought to be
charged with said lien and if the same shall be
established by the judgment of the court, then
it shall be the duty of the court to cause a no
tice to be published for at least ten days in
some newspaper published in the county notify
ing all persons holding or claiming lions on
said premises, to lie and appear in said court on
a day to be therein specified, and to exhibit
then and there the proof of said liens. On as
certaining the whole amount of said liens with
which the said premises are justly chargeable as
hereinbefore provided, the court shall cause
said premises to bo sold in satisfaction of said
liens 4c.”
How the notice in to operate whero the same
piece of property is liable for several different
demands, some above and some under two hun
dred dollars, it is not easy to conjecture. It is pos
sible that at the day and hour when those having
liens over two hundred dollars, in compliance
with the law, one in the District Court exhibit
ing their claims, and the proof thereof, that oth
ers may be in the office of some Justice making
the same proof with reference to claims under
that amouut. Under this state of facts, which
court is to order the sale of the premises and
to make the distribution.
Inequality ok Rekuesentation.— The vote
given In the several counties of this State at the
recent election, has demonstrated that a great
inequality exists in the present apportionment
of members of the Legislature. The county of
Butte, for instance, which cast about six thou
sand voteH, bus only one member of Assembly,
while some of the southern counties, which have
only two or three hundred voters have the Baine.
It is so with regard to Senator. Butte aud Plu
mas which together cast about eight thousand
votes, elect one Senator, while the counties of
Santa and San Luis Obispo, with an
a gg r( 'K<'te vote of five hundred and seventy-five
also have one Senator.
Great as this inequality is, and unjust to the
mining counties, wc see no way by which it enn
be remedied until the year 1800. The Constitu
tion of the State provided that a census should
be taken in 1853, and agaiu in 1855. The cen
sus was taken in 1853, aud the State apportion
ed according to the population at that time, but
the Legislature of 1855 neglected to make any
provision for the census to be taken that year,
and consequently a new apportionment cannot
be made ns contemplated by the Constitution,
until after the census is taken in 1860.
Putrid Soke Throat. —We learn from the So
noma Journal that the disease known as the pu
trid sore throat has prevailed to a terribly fatal
degree in Sonoma county for the past few weeks.
Four daughters of Dr. Ver Mohr died in one
week from the disease; and again we notice the
following announcement in the same paper:
. Died in Santa Rosa, October 1st, Albert, aged
five years aud four mouths: on the 24th, Louisa,
aged three years: aud on November 14th, Nau
cy Ann, aged eleven years and four days;—
children of Joseph and Lucinda Iladgcr.
Railroad to Oroville.— The Butte Record is
advocating the construction of a railroad from
Folsom, the present terminus of the Sacramen
to Valley Railroad, to Oroville. A railroad to
this point would doubtless prove of immense
advantage to the northern portion of the State.
To the Pacific Express Co. we are under obli
gations for Eastern papers, received by the last
mail steamer.
The District Court, Judge Scgrls, presi
ding, commenced its regular session on Monday
last, and will remain in session several weeks,
or until all the business before it is disposed o f ‘.
But little business has as yet been transacted,
save to fix the time for trying the ca»«» on the
calendar.
Theatrical. —During the past few evenings, j
the amusement and entertainment afforded at
the theater has become greatly heightened by
the presence of crowded houses. The improve
ment in the attendance of our citizens is attri
butable in a measure to the reduction in the
prices of admission, and we doubt not that at
the present resonable rates of admission, with
the excellent company now engaged, Prisbic &
Bain will enjoy the encouragement due to their
enterprise.
The character of the pieces produced have
been well adapted to please the popular taste,
and the company generally have received the
marked approbation of the public. In addition
to those spoken favorably of by us in our last
issue, we must name Messrs. Rand and Paullin,
whose handsome personation of various charac
ters has called forth much commendation. Of
Messrs. Warwick, McGowan and Woodard, and
as'well of the ladies of the company Miss Dcm
ming, Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. McGowan and Mrs.
Claugbly, it is only echoing the common senti
ment that they have come fully up to the public
expectation. The tribute of a heurty call has
greeted the fine acting of Mr. Warwick, the
drollery of Woodard, and the sprightly humor of
Mrs. Leonard.
The Corsican Brothers was played on Monday
and Tuesday evenings with great effect. The
story, is oue of thrilling interest, representing a
faithful picture of Corsican life, and combining
so.much of the superstitions as to impart to it a
remarkable fascination. Much of the eclat of
the piece it is true, is derived from the scenic
attractions, but altogether, few things have been
produced on the American stage, which have
created so great a sensation in the dramatic
world, ns this gem of art from the Stage of “La
Belle France.”
To-night will be performed the beautiful
drama of the Maniac Lover—Mr. Warwick tak
ing the character of Erie, the maniac lover.
The Florida War. —We learn from the east
ern papers, that the general government is tak
ing energetic measures to put an end to the
war in Florida during the present winter, which
is the most favorable season for operations in
the everglades. The troops intended for this
service comprise nearly two and a half regi
ments, or about two thousand men, drafted
from various posts on the seaboard and the
Northwest. Gen. Harney is to take command,
and he is not only a very resolute and untiring
officer, but one who is thoroughly acquainted
with the ground and the enemy, we may antici
pate the speedy termination of this protracted
and very expensive war.
Increase or Wealth in Ohio. —In the year
1830, before the completion of its railway sys
tem, the State of Ohio had an aggregate amount
of taxable property rated at $439,870,310, and
in the year 1856, after the completion of the
system, the value of the same description of
property is set down at $869,877,354, very near
ly double. Nothing can more forcibly illus
trate the wonderful effects of railway improve
ments upon the prosperity of a State. Ohio has
entered more largely than any other member
of the Confederacy upon the development of the
system of railways.
Ex -Collector Hammond. —Ex-Collector Ham
mond w ho has becc under trial in the U. S. Dis
trict Court, for embozzeling public monies, was
acquitted on the first instant, by the jury.
Among the many improvements which have
recently been made in our sister city of San
Francisco, there is none which attracts more
attention or calls forth more expressions of ad
miration than the new and elegant store which
Messrs. S. C. Eddy & Co. Clothiers, have tilted
up on the North West corner of Sansorae and
Commercial sts., oppsitc the St. Nicholas Hotel.
It embraces in the clear an area of over three
thousand square feet, and the tasteful elegance
which characterizes the entire arrangements is
a credit alike to the proprietors and the design
er. The arched shelving supported by ornamen
tal pilasters, and surmounted by a beautifully
carved cornice, the hugh mirrors, the rich stain
ed-gloss windows, the mngnifleent gas fixtures,
and the profusion of ornamental lettering, in
blue and gold, upon the beautiful procelainc
finish, make up a whole rivaling anything of the
kind upon the Pacific Coast, and which is an
evidence that Messrs. Eddy * Co. are bound to
outstrip all their competitors in the Clothing
business. We advise our readers when next
they visit the Ray City, to go and see this truly
elegant establishment.
Change ok Time.— The Emperor of Russia, it
is said, has resolved to introduce the Gregorian
calender into Russia, and thus do away with a
ditferance of twelve days between the old style
and the new. This change will greatly aid the
developement of commerce between Russia and
the rest of the Christian world.
Srocro.v and Oakland Railroad. —We see it
stated, says the Stockton Argun, that Air. Byrne
who was sent to Europe as the agent of the'
Stockton and Oakland Railroad Company, is
meeting with success in his efforts—that thirty
imlcB of the road have been let out to be built
by contract; that two ferry-boats have been
contracted for; a pier arranged to be built in
ban b rancisco Bay, so that peesengers may be
carried to Oaklond, the proposed terminus of
the railroad from this city-at least, as much as
this would have been perfected, together with a
deposit of .£100,000 by British capitalists towards
carrying out the enterprise— provided no Viei
ance Committee had existed. But it is now said
that everything will go on swiuiingly. We hope
so. But it does appear strange to us, that Mr.
Byrne had not made himself heard while he was
doing so much before the existance of the Viei
lance Committee was known in England.
Loms Napoleon peaks assasination.— It is
stated that arrests continue to be made iu Baris
of individuals suspected of conspiring again. t
the life of the Emperor. The conduct or his
Majesty on the occasiou of his return to Baris
8 j“ ce > 8* y cs the impression to the public
that these arrests are based upon facts which
fuBy warrant the utmost rigor of the policc.-
His entry into Baris was private, unannounced
as regards the hour, and made under the S
cautious circumstances. His carriage, which
was c osed, was surrounded by mounted men
and, instead of passing over the usual route’
they passed rapidly through the city by the riv
er quays. J "
Suspension Removed.— The House
of Bishops of the Brotestant Episcopal Church
on the 21st ult., remitted the sentence of suspen
nia" ST* BlSh ° P 0nderd °nk, of BennsyU-a
ma, which was pronounced against him twelve
years since. He resumes his ministerial func
tions preaching morning and evening, at the
churches of the Assension and Trinity Church
This action of the House of Bishops nieets with
a hearty approval of the church X
[From EJ Nicaraguease.]
Wliat we are Striving for.
There was a period iu the short but eveutful
time that Americaus have beeii in Nicaragua
when they were branded, by the puritanical peo
ple of the cast, as little better than the brigands
of the European middle ages, or the buccaneers
that infested the coast of Central America during
its transition from savage to half-civilized life.
Some were even bold enough to denouucc us as
pirates, and men who had no higher or more
ennobling purposes than to rob the Weak, and
to oppress those who resisted our power. Why
they should think so we cannot devise; for they
never published their reasons with their opinions.
They certainly did not see any thing in the ac
tions of the Americans in this country to justify
such au accusation. They seemed to overlook
the stern fact that we, having received our ear
liest training after the manner of themselves,
arose to manhood under the purifying influences
of the same religion, and having instilled into
us from the tirst dawn of our perceptions, the
great principles of American republicanism,
could not do otherwise than entertain the deep
est reagards for the broadest liberty of the in
dividual.
President Walker, in his inaugural address,
guys—*-To allow the utmost liberty of speech,
and action compatible w ith order and good gov
ernment shall be the leading idea of political
conduct. * * • While facilitatiug as far as pos
sible the material development of the State, I
shall not be unmindful of its intellectual and
moral requirements. To promote the proper
education of the people, and to encourage them
in the practices of that Divine religion which con
stitutes the basis of modern civilization, shall be
the object of primary importance.”
These are the principles which, not only guide
the chief of this Republic, but which have gui
ded the body politic of Americans since their
arrival in this country. The worst enemy to
our peace, and quiet in this country canuot
point to a single instance which Americans here
have so far forgotten themselves as to commit
any act which would reflect upon the high state
of civilization of their friends, and brothers, and
countrymen at home.
There may have been here, as there, and must ,
be in every community, individuals so unfortu- i
uatcly organized as to allow their passions to
triumph over their better judgement. Hut the \
effect of their folly has been felt only by their
own countrymen. In all instances and at all
times Americans have treated the native of this
country with a magnanimity not known among
the natives themselves.
Americanism in Nicaragua is but the genius
of Anglo Saxonism reduced down to practice.
We arc here through the same impulse or in
stinct, than impels the English to push their col
onies to the remotest corners of the earth, and
that induces the American in the United States
to shoulder his axe and his rifle and penetrate
the depths of the forest, and open vast wilder
nesses into the broad daylight of civilization.—
We are here bringing with us the Magna Charts
and the trial by jury of our fathers, and the bal
lot box of brothers; and we are here fullilling,
for the first time, the Divine prophecy—‘‘Whole
nations shall be converted in one day.”
Without hesitation or exaggeration we can
sny that we are the only practical missionaries
of the gospel sinoe the days of St. l*aul or St.
Patrick; and we have already done more for the
cause of civilization in Central America, than
all the preaching that has becu done here since
the days of Columbus. Nicaragua has already
received from Americans such a push onward,
that, if every oue of us were to leave to-mor
row, it would be a long time before the Spanish
retrograding tendency could drag her back in
to the social, )>olitical, and moral darkness from
which we have rescued her.
Murders is Santa Ci.ara County.— In tire
San Jose Telegraph , of the 2d inst., we tied ac
counts of two murders recently committed in
tlmt county.
On Thursday morning, Nov. 27th, the lifeless
body of Francis Ulrick was found in the house
he occupied, situated about seven miles from
Sau Jose, nenr the Monterey road, hidden un
der some sacks which contained wheat, bran
and horse-feed. On the left side of the head,
and extending above the eye, there was a terri
ble wound, the bone being broken iu and mash
ed, ns if by a blow inflicted with a billet of
wood; and so the unfortunate man was doubt
less murdered while asleep in his bed. Coroner
Swain immediately summoned a jury, and held
an inquest over the body, which rendered a ver
dict that deceased catne to his death by the
hands of a person unknown, but suspicion soon
began to rest upon a Mexican Indian who for a
few days had been in the employ of the deceas
ed, and who had disappeared. On the night of
the supposed murder, about one o’clock in the
morning of the 24th November, while police of
ficers Gunn and Lanham were taking a cup of
coffee in a French Restaurant in this city, a
dark swarthy looking Mexican or Iudian enter
ed the room and asked for a bed—the keeper of
the house said he did uot know him, aud refused
to give him a bed—the mau seemed uneasy, and
enquired particular about what time the stages
left in the morning—officer Gunn’s suspicions
were excited, aud he observed to Lanham that
he believed the Mexican had committed murder
or some crime—Lauham also gazed at the man,
and rising, told him that be would provide him
with a bed, and he forthwith took him to the
calaboose. This man has since been recognized
as the one who, for some days before the mur
der, had been in Ulrich’s employ; a new coat
and other articles of clothing found in his pos
session were also identified as belonging to the
murdered mail, and we have since learned that
the Mexican had made a confession of his guilt.
Ulrich hud in his possession about $200, in
twenty dollar gold pieces, a few days before the
murder—the money we believe has uot bean
recovered.
Another.— Francisco Berrycssa was mortally
stabbed at his bouse near the New Almaden
mines on Saturday night, by Calisto Laura, a
Ohileno, and died the next morning, the 30th
ult., at 8 o’clock.
Calisto was on friendly terms with the family
of llerryessa, and often visited the house; he
came there on the evening of the 2'Jth in com
pany with Bcrryessa. After partaking of some
cakes, Calisto started as if he intended leaving
the house, but in fact concealed himself under
the bed occupied by Berrvessa aud wife, jhere
were several women in the house, some of whom
knew of his concealment there. Berryessa’s
wife also discovered him, and informed her hus
band that Calisto was under the bed. The hus
band ordered him to come out, and then caught
him by the hair of the head and pulled him out
Calisto, on rising to his feet, drew a knife and
stabbed Bcrryessa, from which wound he died
These facts were elicited upon the inquest held
by Coroner Swain and a jury on Sunday last.
The two women examined, being the wife and
sister of the deceased man, acquitted Calisto of
any felonious intent in concealing himself un
der the bed. Calisto escaped.
Holding the Staies.— The present general
tightness in the money market is owine to the
enormous “piles” bet on the elections and held
US stakes. Sporting men have drawn all their
funds out of bank, and go around with their
P®° k * ts ful1 ° f rock V’ ready to bet a hundred
or a thousand or two in favor of their distin.
gutsbcd frleud. General Result. It is said that
Dclmonico holds in his hands hundreds of thou-
SifC up ” by 1)011110,11 >orts -
J. E. Hamlin has our thanks for Sacramento
and San Francisco papers, furnished us during
the past week.
Fight with the Indian* In ntshlngton Ter.
rltory.
By the arrival of the bark Jenny Ford, from
Puget Sound, particulars of a battle fought
with the Indians on the 21st ult. have been re
ceived. The day preceding the battle, Captain
Swartwout, of the United States steamer Mas
sachusetts, sent several messages to the Indians,
desiring their principal men to come on board
and have a talk with him. They had previous
ly been committing depredations up Ida Sound,
to remedy which Captain Swartwout was then
in pursuit of them. The party bearing the
message were menaced with an attack by the
Indians, who even went so far us to catch hold
of the boat of the officers bearing the message.
The request itself was treated with contempt,
the Indians refusing to come, but saying they
were ready to tight. They danced about the
two boats of armed men, brandishing their wea
pons and whooping. A second and stronger
force was immediately sent from the ship after
the first returned, which met with a like rccep
j tion. As night was approaching, Captain Swart
! wout determined to postpone more decisive
! measures until the morning, and transferred
the men in the bouts to the steamer Traveller,
! formerly the Kangaroo, of San Francisco, with
| orders to Lieut. Be Forrest, the otticer in com
! maud, to prevent the Indians from leaving in
! their canoes during the night.
The next morning, about 7 o’clock, Lieut.
| Simraes went on board of the Traveller, und
! taking 'he party from her, lauded on the beach,
some distance 'below the Indian encampment,
having with him two officers, twenty-niue sai
lors und marines, making thirty-two all told,
uud a boat howitzer. Lieut. Sumacs theu ad
vanced towards the principal chiefs, who were
talking with the Interpreter, and told them that
they must cither leave in their canoes, or he
would take them. They gave, no definite an
swer, but returned to the camp, danced about
it some minutes, then, seizing their arms, they
rushed into the woods just behind the eucawp
meut.
Lieuts. Si mines and Dc Forrest, with twenty
two men, started for the woods for the purpose
of outtlanking the Indians opposite the place of
lauding, but, finding it impossible to ascend the
bank, charged up the beach upon the encamp
ment. The howitzer was tended by Capts.
Clark and Tendull, and it cleared the way with
a discharge of caunister. Whether the Indians
or the Massachusetts’ men tired first cannot be
determined. The ship now opemd upon them,
pouring grape with great effect into their ranks,
the Traveller preceding her with a discharge
from the howitzer. After setting fire to the en
campments, worth several thousand dollars,
and destroying all the canoes except those on
shore, the party returded on board with a loss
of one killed and one wounded. The ship con
tinued to fire at intervals during the day.
In the evening the same party, nearly, to
gether with Third Assistant Engineer Kind, and
Master’s Mate, Moore, made a second landing
to destroy the canoes, which they ettected under
a hot tire, and returned to the ship. The loss
of the Indians was 27 killed and 21 wounded —
among the latter one chief. They have since
come to terms, and are now on board to be ta
ken to their own country, in the FLiglish pos
sessions. The steamer Traveller was stationed
so that Mr. Camming, Master’s Mate, in charge
of the howitzer, had a raking tire upon the eu
emy, while .the steamer Massachusetts was an
chored with a spring upon her cable and abreast
of the encampment, about GOO yards distant. -
Lieut. Fairfax directed the operations on board
part of the time, while Capf. Swartwout was
absent visiting the oilier detachments. The
numlior of killed and wounded was obtained
j from the Indian chiefs. The steamer Massaobu-
I setts had snilt d for Victoria previous to the
I sailing of the Jenny Ford.
Sacramento Tiieatuicaijj.— Mr. Hugh F. Mc-
Dormot, who created such a sensation recently
in San Francisco, in performing the character of
“Richard Three,” was induced to repeat the
performance in Sacramento on Saturday eve
ning last. The National was crowded to its ut
most capacity, and is said to have contained
from a thousand to thirteen hundred dollars,
llis advent, says the [iiion, was the signal for
a burst of applause, which, having subsided, the
celebrated soliloquy of Richard ilie Third was
commenced by him. The audience gave their
attention to the debutante for perhaps thirty
seconds, during wliicli ample time was afioideit
lor an appreciation of the capacity of the actor.
To listen gravely any longer was too much for
the spectators, and the jolliest burst of laughter
we have ever heard went up spontaneously from
a thousand mouths. Nothing daunted, the ill
shapon monster, born with teeth, went on, and
was sustaim d by the different actors as though
the shouts that tilled the hall were genuine ap
plause. In this manner, the tirst act, up to the
death of Henry. was done, and, as yet, but a few
carrots, timidly thrown, had made their appear
ance. The stubbing of King Henry was too
much for the audience, more particularly the
home thrust, a posteriori, after Jlenry had fallen.
Cabbages, carrots, pumpkins, potatoes, a wreath
of vegetables, a sack of flour and one of soot,
and a dead goose, with other articles, simulta
neously fell upon the stage. Richard looked
aghast, but held his ground—the dead Henry
was the tirst to flee, a potato intended for his
murderer having, by its rough contact, roused
him from his death-slumber. Richard followed,
his head enveloped in a halo of vegetable glory .
In the second act, the corpse was solemntv
brought in, and Lady Anne made her appear
ance—hut never was widow wooed amid such a
storm of shouts as then filled the house. When
Richard placed the sword in her hand, one half
the house, at least, That it might be plun
ged in his bodv. The esculent shower again
foil, accompanied with Chinese firc-crackers.
which once more put Richard to flight. As lie
was retreating, a well-directed pumpkin caused
him to stagger, and with still truer aim, a po ta
to relieved him of his cap, which a as left npou
the field of glory among the cabbages. Mr.
I’hclps then appeared, and hoped, for the sake
of the ladies who had come to witness the per
formance, it would lie permitted to proceed.
Mr. MeDcrmot, in the third act, was, however
even more unsuccessful than in the two prece-
u P° n the fall of the curtain, Mr.
I helps announced that he had declined to ap
pear again. *
We understand that efforts will be made to
induce Mr. McDermot to give the citizens of
Nevada a specimen of his histrionic talents, and
in case such an arrangement should be made,
we trust he will be allowed to proceed as far as
the fifth act, in which he represents himself to
be “magnificent.”
*'• sCHoTTE^
ASSAY OFFICE—NO 30 if AIX STREET, NEVADA
At Williamson k Pawley’s Banking House
SHSS^s
andSc£%” *° ‘ nj ° f lh( ColJ of Nevada
COMMON SCHOOL NOTICH
■pi RSUANT to the requirements of the Act ''to esf.hli )
£TX*th. 8ch f ° o,i ’” w*
for the first school district* V-vwIa m» of , c . om “ on schools
notice 'l‘nt a meeting of the ouCli t V P ’. hCrcby f ive
within said townsliin win \ h i! ®? electors residing
junction of Sand d * Flur " Itall,
13tli, at 2 o’clock R M for .ci" troet! *’ on •'"‘“"lay Pec.
site of a school house for said f thc
lies and the citizens generally "IS v' . A l lle,ris of faroi
ested in the matt. r .reU e 1 ° f , Nev * da '“"nship intcr
at«’r are requested to attend.
WM. H. ORR, ’
W r. A VPLRSOY,
A CARD.
About a fortnight since, we learned that Si.
mou Rosenthal & Brother, hud circulated » r ,.
port in this city that we had written an anonj.
mous letter to certain creditors of theirs in S» (
Francisco, containing false statements in reU.
tion to their pecuniary affairs, and iudttc'mj
said creditors to make a descent upon their pn>.
perty, which has resulted in the total destruc
lion of their business at this place. In theft*
ocrat of last week, we called attention to thi*
unfounded rumor, and in a spirit of self-defenn
and with a mildness certainly in keeping
the nature of the charge, pronounced it unqu»|j.
licdly false.
In the Journal of last week a pathetic “card''
appears over the signature of this delecUblt
firm, which substantially reiterates the slander
our accusation. It is at all times a painful
delicate task to obtrude personal grievance
upon the public ear, but occasions do sometime!
arise when this is the only measure of red re*.
We have no design to engage in a war of worth
with any such hombres as S. Rosenthal Sc Bro.,
because 1 'we dp not think “the game is worth the
candle,” but we propose to convict them of
falsehood and slander upon the following letter*
of Messrs. Frank Baker, Taft'e, McCabill A Co,
and Jones, Tobin & Co., of San Francisco, the
attaching creditors of S. Rosenthal Sf Bro.
Evidence of this character, from such a sourer
is the very best of which the nature of the case
is susceptible, to vindicate our conduct in this
matter, and to convict S. Rosenthal & Bro. of
the charges contained in the last sentence, it t
fair and impartial judgment upon the evidence
contained in the subjoined letters. To the #w.
eral oonteroptible personalities whichniorn the
latter portion of tbe aforesaid “ card,” »e
shall not here condescend to respond. Our
time is too valuable and our business too impor
tant to occupy the one or interrupt the other
in exchanging epithets with men who have shown
themselves strangers alike to common courtw
and truth.
As to the authorship of the anonymous letter
in question, we again repeat the assertion, and
once for all that we had no more knowledge of,
or connection with it. than tbe people of Rome;
though Simon may still persist in bis mendacity
and oharge his ruin upon ’those who had no
ngeney in bringing it about. Ob Simon! roseate,
crafty, smiling Simon! verily, “a man may Fmile
and smile anil be a villian.”
STIEFEL & COHN.
Nevada, Dec. Otli, 1850.
Has KkaNCMTO, Pee. lit, 1F5A,
Messrs. Stteskt. A: Cohn— Dear Sirs: — We hava 1o tr
know Mire the receipt of your communication of the 27th ult
in redwnnee to the reputed authorship of certain anon
ymens letter*with regard to Rosenthal k Kro. It affords us
pleasure to say to you in reply, that we are perfertlo sure
and certain that you knew no more of the author of those
letters than we did, or do now. and that we hare other na
sm', of a pi irate nature, which goes to show that others, net
you. had to do with the writing of these anonymous letter,
We are soprised that a nr person shoo It arrwe you of
being the author of these hit ws owl stiB note swrpri.fi
that Mr. Rosenthal shook! h* so fit oli.h ns to wake such a
charge. Your res|us;table stnndiiqf and good credit here,
would be a sufficient gaurentee lor us. did we havenootbrr
evidence, that you would tint stoop to perform an act to
questionable in its character. We have obtained a state
ment from Frank linker, and enclosed it.
Yours Very Truly.
TAKFfc, MctiAllIM. 4 CO.
Mrsans. Surm. k Cohn —denis :—Your favor of the 27th
i at l.ajid. In reference to any one suppo-ing your lina
to he the author of said letters coneeining Rosenthal k
Itro.. we take occasion to snv that we did not think fori
moment that the letter originated with you, and thiiH
st;eh idle rumors entirely unworthy of notice.
Truly.
FRANK r-AKFil.
San Francisco, Pee. 1st. 18S6.
San Francisco, Per nth. ItM.
Mcssits. Snori. A Cohn— Gentlemen: — Your tetter of tU
4th inst. is received. We were not aware till to-day that
Mftwat. Uosenthel had accused you of being the author* of
tbe anonymous letters which cruised the breaking up of
their business. So far as we have any know lodge your
course has been honorable throughout 1 ids affair; and oar
Mr. Tidan assures us that when in Nevada last »*«k, yo«
urged llosenthal to come to San Francisco for the purpose
of milting a satisfactory arrangement with his Creditors, as
woll as to discover, if possible, the author of the iufanmu*
letters in question.
We are, respee*I' Bi vour«,
.tO.VKS. TOBIN k ( it.
BOOKS, BOOKS for the MILLION !
J. 33. HAMXjTN,
Xo. S3 Broad Sfrcrt, Corner Pine.
HAS JUST KETKIVKD Till: I.AItr:i->T AND BEST AS.
sorted Stock ofCwk. mid IttattoarrT, Musi*, Mo»f
eal lurirmnents
tTTI.ERT,
•COLO PENS.
FANt Y COOOS.
TOYS, AC. AC.,
ever brought to ilie city of Nevada, which will bo void tt
Wliolosalo db Ilotail,
UHKAITR THAN THE (TIEAITST.
\1v Stock consists in part of n yood A«.<>'*ortment of Law,
Mc'iit’nl, Ili-toric.il. I*netir*,il, Mtctllai.cmi*, Mn«t»nic Works,
( n! Indio Piety and School Ikioks ot everv variety.
Any quantity of f.'Ift Books, ( lirlofmnt Ptm*
Valentine*. etc, for the* Holiday*.
New and improved Marie*, and roily .Journal* f<-r 1M*,
A variety of size? for the pocket and fo'intint room.
CHEAP PI BLICATIOXS,
A circulating Library of 1,*'00 vnlmiiM new, and in coed
onler, and I am constantly receiving the latest and nwi-'t
do-itable works published, direct from New York and 1 hil
adelphia. Mngasiues, Periodical-, Newspapers, &c from
all port* of the Globe.
Steamer Paper* and California week lira, neatly put up
for mailing—Poatngc Free.
It is useless for me to try to enumerate the endle*s vari
tv o! everything. And I will *ay I have a* good an atbOit*
ment as can b«' found this Hide of ."'an Francisco.
Person* wishing anything in my line of business will
nave money by calling upon me, before purchasing el**-
where.
Our Motto 1« We Strive to plrane.
11-if J- E. HAMLIV.
'VTOTICE.— THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE NEVADA
County and Sacramento ('anal Company are requested
to meet .at their office in Nevada o n Saturday, l ee. 20tli,
at two o'clock. P. M. By order of the President.
v . , v . T. W. COLBURN, Sec’y.
Nevada. Nov. 9th. 1KZW*._ 10-2w
A DMIATSTRATOini NOTICE. — NOTICE W
Xa. hereby given to all persons having claims against the
estate of Jamks C.ssqjf, deceased, to pre.sent the same to the
undersigned, (who has been Appointed administrator of *aid
estate) within ten months from this date, with thenece***
ry vouchers, at the city of Nevada, or the same will l* for
ever barred MICHAEL CASEIN.
1 ee. 6th, lftfifi—10-4w Administrator.
Notice —proposals will be received until
Sunday Dec. 21st. to sink a Sbatt on the ground of the
lyrolean Tunnel Company. The bid* to bo directed to
'Secretary Tvrolcan Tunnel Co.” The contract will be
given to the West responsible bidder—the Company re
serving the right to reject all bids if excessively high
m *y_ y SCHARFf', S*c’y.
_. 1 2_ At Center Market. Nevada.
Nr*™*-.™ . Omkoa. December 3d, l*. f A
OTK \tRr.IN(A DITCH COMPANY CLAIX
the extension of their Ditch to the South Yuba bi
{"®. r y h ‘ of s ; ,rv jy- •'«< <*>im the right of Five Thousand
InA rn°. f ■r^. t, ' r from ,“ 1 ' 1 riler and ita tributaries shore.
an.l»H tributaries a loop the said Ditch to the said
. n<l «l».m grouml and timber of said .urvey suflicieui
toconstruetV 101 10,0 lhe ,own Of Omega/ Said mu
day loca,ion mad *. ™> «>• BReentl,
1n „ JAR. CULBERTSON,
- U jw F. H. HUDSON k 00.
THE
FINEST STOKE,
THE
FINEST GARMENTS,
AND THE
TRICES-ft*
On the Pacific Coast!
J. C EDDY & CO.,
AT THEIR NEXV AND
MAGNIFICENT
STORE,
Comer of SA.NS0ME aw
COMMERCIAL Streets, opposite the St. Xichvla
Hotel San Francisco.
Have a Stock of OVER
$200,000!!
WORTH OF
CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS
AND FURNISHING GOODS,
Mtahli-hlS T 111 at LES!i rRICES than anr oth<
mem. i v 1 "” hc , Sta,c ' They manufacture their Osj
widt h W thereby saving twenty per cent
art el„ ' 1 I" n , tag ? thp y * ive t0 ‘heir customers; aud ever
Ouam. I ° h ', h0 - v “ U it waHRA.vren to be of the 1*
vines Lf no "Ale. The public are invited to call and roc
A < K Cr, M < ' 'nV’ f ,bt shove fact". Tbt Store may t
known hy the fTAlVl’p qr A Xg w/.vpri TT.?, m-.r w
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