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J 'V . 01 YER, Editor.
iiivM r.tlJey, , al., October 6, 1853.
g-'OKg:.T , Ti—TT-—i mi _iju».l-uii ■mlhiuhj.,
>lr. .1. »1 Cnnip mr sole Agent for the Grass
Vaixiv TFi.a;BAr-i. in . r(Francisco. He Isempower
€'• r> receive a > l -hs-i; xnts and receipt for the same.
a v. i i with Mr. Camp will receive
y?»v. pt attenti
Sin> c the v. y (I began, a laud of Com
i ace < gf eat< importance than that which
is 7 ir- ateinplalion between this and the
Atl>v. ’•■‘i. ’.us never existed. Consid
er .■ under which they labor
> d, rhe between Mexico and the
AtUii c ■ m.. A’een the years 1820 and
I s 12 ..us bei /remarkable, perhaps un
equal d • *• 1 ng of the kind up to that
Bn this c.aau matter of little consequence
compared to the land trade which is now car
ried on between the Western States and Cali
fornia ; and no circumstance in the history of
this continent ever more clearly elucidated
the value and necessity of commerce, than
does the uncompromising wants of each
State, in respect to the relations they sustain,
one with another, and this is equally appli
cable between these of the Atlantic and Pa
Had it not been for the Western States, the
people of this State could have scarcely sub
sisted, and those on the other hand, would
have found a sluggish outlet for their vast
productions of Agriculture ; and the mone
tary condition of the country for a great
number of years must have remained exceed
ingly poor and inadequate- Six years ago,
cows in Missouri, that would not sell for five
dollars in cash, will now’ command twen
ty dollars, ready money ; and all other kinds
of stock have increased in vaiue, in nearly a
like proportion. In this space of time, too,
land in Missouri has more than doubled in
value. Thus, productions and property that
at one time possessed only a nominal value,
commanding scarcely any thing in money, is
worth more than three times as much as it
w r as, and will readily bring the cash. What
can more strongly impress our minds with the
beneficial effects w’hich California has brought
about, than the reflection, for example, that
the wealth of such States as Illinois, lowa
and Missouri have more than doubled in con
sequence and wealth since the discovery of
California ; gold and California wealth.
The following estimate of the land cnui.
raerco (tween this State and the western
border Missouri, will give the reader some
idea o s value and importance. We make
oar ca lation from the statistics given us
ty He w. stern papers, and the information
wc ha* ibtained from intelligent gentlemen
that have crossed the plains this season, and
likewise f”om the accounts that have been
kepi at he different crossings and bridges in
Then, rutting the live stock, composing
caivi horses and mules, at 150,000 in num
ber, to ray nothing of sheep, as well as wag
ons, and other articles, in which money is in
vested, the value of the Commerce of the
Prairies this season, cannot be less than eight
millions of dollars.
This commerce, in point of profitableness,
w r hen the extensiveness is taken into
vicw r , as w r ell as the length of time it has been
sustained, to say nothing of the future, is per
haps unsurpassed by any thing known before.
And in consequence of the vast amount of
Beef consumed in California, and necessarily
the high prices of the same, the stock trade is
destined to be both lasting and profitable.
How’ever, the number of cows driven across
the plains this season justifies us in the opin
ion that in six years from this time, wm shall
raise our own cattle ; just as in the year 1854,
wc will raise our own wheat—and grind our
own flour. In this way, our State must even
tually become the wealthiest iu the confede
Besides raising cattle in this country, tak
ing ten years together, with 2000 cows, is a
better business, as well as vastly a more plea
sant and less hazardous one, than driving
from the States. Young agriculturists can
not do as well at any thing else, if they can
but buy fifty cows, as to settle on a ranch
and raise cattle.
It is with feelings of pride that we contem
plate the interest that is everywhere felt
throughout our country in the sublime pros
pect of placing in direct physical alliance all
parts of this vast continent, by the construc
tion of a National Railroad from the Atlan
tic to the Pacific ocean.
When that glorious period shall be at hand,
when science and art shall stretch their
magic wand over the western wilderness—
when the hills shall be levelled, the mountains
graded, and the monotonous plains taught the
imperfections of their condition—when the
iron ways shall be contrived and finished, and
the Iron Horse equipped and caparisoned for
the race. Then shall have been sccomplished
the most gigantic and important enterprise of
the age. Then shall the pulse of the Ameri
can throb anew with pride and gratification
as he beholds the accomplishment of an en
terprise so sublime and grand in all its parts,
that of itself, would be known and recognised
as of American origin. Let us for a moment
anticipate its completion ; let us imagine the
noble train of cars as ready for the trip.—
Listen ! do you not hear that shrill whistle
as it echoes over the peaceful Bay of San
Francisco, —look you ; do you not see that
train of black and curling smoke as it seems
to arise from a thing of life, while rushing
through the narrow opening of the Sierras ?
On it speeds, deserts appear and recede from
view ; lovely velleys flash up as it were, to
the enraptured gaze, amd then again are lost
to view: bold mountains rear their eternal
snow capped tops above, but for a moment
and they too disappear,—on sweeps the noble
tfkiu, while on every side may be witnessed
a confused stampede of the wild inhabitants
of the Plains. Bn t hold ! we are again in
the land of our nativity! The genius of man
has conquered, and in a few days we have
been transported from the El Dorado of the
IVest to the grand Emporium of the East.
Commerce is thus greatly facilitated, and in
consequence of quick trips and comperative
ly low rates, the hearts of thousands are
made joyful in the v.- mu embrace of friends
with .whom they,.?. ,si:.ce given lip
even the shadow of a hope of re-union.
We often hear men railing against Quartz
| Mining, decrying it as a humbug, a swindle,
good-for-nothing operation—but to sink mo
: ney, and in proof, they point us to certain
1 magnificent failures in some parts of this
■ county.
| We came across a letter the other day in
an Atlantic paper, written some time in ’52.
i giving an account of these failures, and as it
sets forth the causes in few words, we give an
I extract below:
“About a year ago a man dropped down
I at Nevada with a wonderful invention—noth
ing less than extracting the gold from quartz
|by heat. He could draw out all the gold,
and consequently any quartz that would
j yield a profit by an accurate assay, would
also pay if tossed into his furnace. He suc
ceeded in making a good many people be
lieve that he had the ‘‘dead thing,” and thev
went into the scheme, never once dreaming
that his dead thing could by any possibility
prove, their dead loss. Yet Vo it'has proved.
The yellow drippings from Roger’s furnaces
have never yet shown through the interstices
of anybody’s pnrse, and I know that anathe
mas are heaped upon the Professor's head
vith all the that a hundred thousand
dollars locked up in machinery by the side of
a poor quartz-lead, can impart.
Not far from this Roger’s Folly stands an
other mill (stampers) silent. It‘has a double
enormous boiler power, stamps nu
;ii r .'as and heavy enough to crush forty tons
a day, and covered by a substantial frame.
A company of men from below—good mer
chants and good steamboat capitalists, good
judges of the barley market—thought it want
worth their while to ho dilly-dallying, but
make their “pile” at once and bo off. So up
they came to Nevada to erect a quartz mill.
They found a lead and bought it for a song.
A magnificent lead, too—six feet thick!
Beautifully situated into the bargain—abut
ting on a stream of water, and ready to be
chucked under the big stamps almost without
the intervention of pick or hammer. And up
went the mill. It is currently reported that
as.h'gh as $8 per ton has been saved in this
mul from that vein. The wise old grey
heads. It never once entered their capa
cious noddles that SSOO or SIOOO would open
the lead at different points, and pay the mill
just above them tor crushing enough to show
its capabilities. And now the mill is idle and
can t be moved ; for the boilers are too heavy
ever to be dragged up the hill that upset
them as they went down. If such blundering
should succeed, common-sense men had bet
ter hang themselves forthwith; Yet such
have been the causes of the failures at Nevady
r'} ‘Y; A man in placer diggings prospects
his claim carefully by panning before hePven
toT?oVe h -n Tom ? r Sluice a hundred
yards. These mill-men have torn to tatters
the venerable adage—“Afool for luck!”
We are glad to see that some of our coun
trymen are manifesting an interest in the
cultivation of flowers. Surely the love of
nature in its purity is more ennobling in its
influences than the constant craving for gold
which seems the prominent, and characteris
tic feature of the present day. Speaking of
flowers, a correspondent of the Daily Pub
lic Ledger says:
“There is every indication around us, that
ere long our pathway in this land of “Gold”
will, indeed, be strewn with “Powers,” and
Flowers, too, of the rarest kind.
We had the pleasure to-day. of seeing sev
eral plants of the “SpSrltus-SHnto,” in bloom,
just received in this city, they were at the
residence of one of our best and most enter
prising citizens.
The beautiful pendant cup, of nearly pure
v mte, resembles indeed, the dwelling of
s * inte d. spirit; and the form of the
Uove, that is enshrined Avithin this beauti
tul floral temple, is one of the most exquisite
things in nature.
If men would love gold less, and love the
oeautdul things of earth more, life would be
made more valuable, Society would be much
improved, and the “ten thousand ills which
es is heir to,” would, in a measure, pass
aft ay from our midst; while as many joys
would take their place.”
From Deseret. —The latest news from
Deseret represents the saints in great tribu
lation. The Utah Indians, a bold and pow
erful tribe, are in open hostilities, and keep
the people in a constant state of appre
. Brigham Young has issued his proclama
tion, warning the brethren to be in readiness
against the time of need.
We insert the following notices in our col
umns, in order; according to the time they
were laid on out table.
The first number of a neat little pa
per called the Grass Yalley Telegraph has
been handed to us by Adams & Co. It is a
spicy, modest sheet, filled with good edito
rial and selected matter. Our best wishes
attend Mr. Oliver and his partner in the en
terprise.—JVeiyada Journal.
Adams & Co. have again favored us with a
new paper. The “ Grass Valley Telegraph ,”
a small, but neat paper, comes to us from
that beautiful mountain town. It is full of
interesting matter, and located as it is in the
richest and most beautiful mining portion of
California, we may confidently look to it for
something fresh and interesting. We almost
envy the editors so cosily nestled in that
beautiful town.— Marysville Express.
Adams & Co., have just laid upon our
table a copy of the Telegraph, a neat little
paper just started at Grass Valley. - It is fil
led with interesting matter, and promises
well. We wish Messrs. Lilly & Oliver, its
proprietors, all possible success. —Marysville
We found on our table yesterday—
laid there by Adams & Co., those untiring
friends of the press—the first number of a
new pap;r, called the Grass Valley Tele
graph, »dikl by J. W Oliver. Esq. Tho
TeMffaplYl s a neatly printed paper, about
the size of the Calaveras Chronicle, and like
it, is filled with well written articles and well
selected paragraphs. We cannot pay the
first number a better compliment than by
sayitg that our scissors show evident signs
of adesire to become intimate with it. We
have but one fault to find—if it was not neu
tral hit democratic, it would be perfect.—
Tern. State Journal.
Gaiss Valley Telegraph. —No better or
more conclusive evidence of the prosperity
of Ne’ada county need be adduced than the
constantly increasing demand for local news
paper. Before us, lies the Grass Valley
Teleg-aph. an exceedingly creditable sheet,
which is to be published weekly, by Lilley &
Olivei. Mr. Oliver is the Editor, who in his
saluta cry announces that his paper is to be
neutral as regards politics. We hope that
the “ Telegraph ” and “ Young America ”
are ub only indices of the prosperity of Ne
vada, tint of the State at large. The Jour
nal of that county is, as we judge from its
appeannee, a confirmation of the assertion
made ii the first sentence of this notice.— Sac.
Messrs, Adams & Co., laid upon our
table last evening, the first number of the
Grass Vvlley Telegraph , published by Lil
ley & Oliver, at Grass Valley. The paper
presents a very neat and workmanlike ap
pearance. We hope the Valley may be mate
rially beneited by the introduction of the
“ press'’ into, its quiet precincts.— S. F, Ledg
The Tellgraph is the name Of a new
weekly, edited by Mr. J. W. Oliver, who late
ly took an active part in Nevada county
against the election of John Bigler. The
Telegraph fe a sprightly little sheet, and
evinces tact and ability in its editor. We
wish him akmdant success and a useful ca
reer for hislittle paper; may it expand with
the country and become a reflex of its future
prosperity.— S. F. Eve. Jour.
The Spread of Light.—We have received
the first number of the Grass Valley Tele
graph, just started in the flourishing town of
Grass Valley, in Nevada county. It is a
handsome little sheet, and gives promise of a
ca» eer of Usefulness. It is edited by Mr. J.
W. Oliver. Nevada county must be fast set
tling up with an intelligent population, as it
now sustains three newspapers.—S. F. Her
A neat little paper called the Telegraph
has made its appearance at Grass Valley,
Nevada county. It is well edited and well
printed.— Alta Cal
New Paper. — We have received the first
number of a new paper called the Grass Val
ley Telegraph, published by Messrs. Lilley &
Oliver. It presents a very creditable appear
ance, and its columns are well filled with rea
dable matter.— Placer Times Sf Transcript.
The Grass Valley Telegraph. —This is
the title of a new paper published in Grass
Valley, by Messrs. Lilley & Oliver, and edited
by the latter gentleman. It is about the size
of our neighbor, the Sun, and in typographi
cal appearance and editorial ability will com
pare favorably with any paper in the State.
We welcome the Telegraph into our ranks
with the hope it may prosper and progress
telegraphically. We are indebted to Adams
& Co. for the first number. — Commercial Ad
The Telegraph is the title of a new and
tasty sheet that has just made its debut, as
a claimant for literary honors. It is edited
by J. W. Oliver, Esq., and its first number
gives evidence of its capacity to maintain the
field. It is an honest paper, too, and gives
credit for every thing it clips from other
journals; we wish we could say the same for
some other of bur contemporaries. Its typo
graphical and editorial ability appearance is
decidedly in its favor; We wish it lasting and
honorable success. —5. F. Sun. t
The Grass Valley Telegraph is the title
of a new paper just started at Grass Valley.
We have not had the pleasure of seeing a
specimen of it, but from what we know of its
editor, we think it can’t be otherwise than an
excellent journal. .
p s.—Since writing the above, Adams &
Co. have placed the Telegraph upon our ta
ble. It is a most creditable sheet in all its
departments.— Golden Era. .
Grass Valley Telegraph.— This is the
title of an independent weekly newspaper,
published at Grass Valley, by Messrs. Lilley
& Oliver, the first number of which is before
ns. It displays ability in its editorials, taste
in its selections, and typographical neatness
in its appearance. We wish it a telegraphic
circulation, and all kinds of success.—Beni
cia Vedette.
Grass Valley Telegraph.—' This neat little
paper for some time looked for, has appeared
at last. It is under the editorial management
of J. W. Oliver. As an auxiliary in develop
ing the influence of our conntv and as evin
cing the improvement of our sister town, we
hail the Telegraph with pleasure.— Young
l urougn the politeness of Adams <!tCo.,
we have been favored with a copy odh'e
Grass Vallet Telegraph, an indopeient
weekly newspaper, published by Messrs bil
let & Oliver. Much ability is display! in
the Editorial department, and neatness i its
tipographical appearance. What can tore
unmistakebly tell of the changes that ave
taken place in California, and especiallyhat.
portion of the State, Grass Valley, whin
the last few years?— Santa Clara Regiter.
Gentlemen and Editors :—Words aresn
tirely inadequate to express that deep pd
heartfelt gratitude, which we feel, on accont
of your most favorable notices, attributale
as we presume to our humble exertions.
You. gentlemen, can doubtless apprecile
our feelings,—you too , have felt that sa\e
earnest hope, which we have indulged inl.
yon too, have experienced that same thrill#
joy, that we now' feel; and as you have gii.
ciously extended the hand of friendship, A
grasp it cordially, wdiile at the same time ve
express a hope, that our acquaintance so fir
vorably commenced, may continue in all hro
thu iy kindness, until we shall have mutual
ly Cschargcd our last earthly duties. As
Editors, we occupy a truly responsible station,
and consequently, are responsible for much
of the £ao<l or «vii that Is
our country. Let us therefore be careful, not
only in our relations with one anpther. but
also with the wmrld; exhibiting both by pre
cept and example, such a spirit only, as shall
have a tendency to elevate the human char
acter, and hasten that glorious “ Milennium”
which shall bring “ peace on earth, and good
will to all mankind.” Once more gentlemen,
accept our thanks.
Surpassing Straxge, —Yes, we consider it
strange indeed that a man should relinquish
his Tight of manhood, for the bowl, —that he
w T ould throw aw'ay his conscience for a dram,
or barter his reason for madness, and yet this
is often so. Ah! poor frale human nature—
where is the end of thy duplicity and weak
ness. “ Thou knowest that the way of the
transgressor is hard,” but will not forsake it.
On the one hand is the fair fields of virtue,
covered with the sweet flowers of happiness
and contentment; w-hile the pure streams of
life, and love, wind gently through their fo
liage ; but you heed them not, you see them
not! Turning aside you trad your heedless
way through the barren sands of crime and
licentiousness; wdiile the burning sun of an
upbraiding conscience is constantly pour
ing its hot beams upon your defenseless head:
feverish and excited—you stop at a broad and
inviting streai to q ench your thirst and
drown your sorrow’s ; but alas, its w aters are
mixed with gall, and in it, is fouid the -üb
tile poison of an ungovernable axd hellish
passion; drink ii. and-iKnvill
feelings oi the human soul; take but a quad’
and you will forget the sweet innocence of
childhood days; drink again, and the kind
admonitions of a fond mother are all forgot
ten ! —alas for the unguarded flow'ers of inno
cence that are found in your pathw’ay, for
now' they will be doomed to fade.
fair ones, your confidence has been mlsplacei,
and you are now left to mourn the irrapara
ble losses of a single hour; drink again, am
the world is converted into a field of war
fare. Friends, are no longer remembered
but in every face, you behold an enemy, and
in every word is detected a concealed—thougl
burning reproach: lost to all feeling of hu
man sympathy; blood and revenge is the on
ly and all absorbing passion ; drink again
ha! ha! ha! and the brain whirls as if forcet
by the impetus of concentric rings while de
vils incarnate, like foul birds of prey shriel
their dread death notes before the final seiz
ure of their victim. It is done! Father, be
hold the fearful wreck of your degenerate son
Mother! oh that agonizing look! Great God
she faints! she sinks! she dies! and the colt
earth closes over the grave of the broker
Was all this necessary? No! It was th<
voluntary work of one poor misguided Soi,
of earth, w’ho commenced his career amid-'
the blessings of parents and friends, but end
ed it in depravity and in the delirium of A!
coholic maniac.
Strange indeed, but it vs nevertheless true.
Randolph’s Hill.—One of the partners in
the Randolph Company, informed us that for
one day’s w’ork, a week or two ago, six men
washed out with the aid of one sluice, twen
ty-six hundred and fifty dollars. He fur
ther informs us, that it is no uncommon thing
for the same company to take out five and six
hundred dollars per day! The gold found
here is of the finest quality; realizing from
between seventeen and eighteen dollars per
Again; on last Thursday, by the same
company, a large lump of gold was fount
weighing over $4OO.
Marriage Fete was given to tie
rried of this place, by Mrs. Smith,
,lden Gate Saloon. Though ihe
not large, yet it passed off very
to all present. The supper was ex
d served up in a style highly cred
he Saloon.
“Grass Valle rl —We visited our
boring city last week and found things about a
as dry as usual.”
We suppose you must have founu ‘ things
rather ‘‘dry' 1 from the report onr friend Steve
gave us, of your visit to the Golden Gate.
“They have but one busy day in the week
over there, the morning the Telegraph edimes
out—then they all come out in front of their
doors and read the news, enjoy the sun for
awhile and then go back to sleep.”
This shows that our citizens are capable of
appreciating a goo.d paper. Don’t think the.
Nevada people turn out on Wed
morning, though the Young America
blame for that.
“Those eighteen stages are still run
through there, all of which arrive twice
day, except Bill Conners coach which a '
six times daily. John Montgomery’
bage wagon thrice a week.” f
True enough, my young friend in
ence to the stages; and as to the cfbtage
wagon, Mr, Montgomery kmnttichcrg fo.ji-. ,u.
a market,
funding. _jV
C t
“The quartz mills are still
have been invited down to se
week and are goinjc—as this
1 “ Whey afi
me won
quite a
he p
nue to nip
I lability is that they will cent
until their wealthy proprie « tear -
down for the pt rposes of improvement. Tj >
our young friend visited Grass Valley *;*s*■
er, instead of remaimng cooped up in K v u .
H ? Vlth 1118 little ua^
mining would not have been such aUu
'“We did not see either Pike or P.fke •
As to Pike, he informs us that tr e
Uve become Editor “you don’t know h 4
Aid as to Puke, we thought you had a
w hen here last week, judging iVcm
lc> ks of the side walks after Young Amer
let ; - -
Mr. Sarqeaxt, of the Nevada Jou
has brought this office upder obligation
j we shall not soon forgot.
pset.— The stage running between this,
I h lr ‘ e an(l Sacromento, was upset, on last
; Moday morning, seriously injuring seven**
of tie passengers, among whom we are sorry
tosjr, was Mr. Lilly, of ibis c filer. W*e
lean that his foot was mangled in a sh<s ? cA
ing aanner.
Sonora is again in ashes.
Found Dead.—John Price, formerly >.•
Benton, Lafayette Co. Wisconsin, was
laying in a stable yesterday morn : r»g csS
It was thought by the ply s' -an* the. ►*.
must have been dead,near thirty hours. 3 ’
had been sick with ftre some so 1 ’diifi
month?, and after careful tsaminati
physicians the jury declared it as their held !
that he came to his death by ca + reme debi
ty. We are glad to inform his Mewk tig
Rev. Mr. Simmons, together with several ■]
our citizens, followed the deceased to
grave yard, where he received a decent
It is expected that Rev. Mr. Speer
of San I rancisco, will preach in the Ma onu
Hall next Sabbath. Mr. S. was for sever;.i
years a Missionary in China, and is now en
gaged ir. Missionary labors among the Oh;,
nese in California. Mr. Speer’s lectures k
San Francisco have excited much intert i
and from our personal knowledge of him > i
Can promise his audience an unmiataka'
A Sensible Woman. —The Womans RigL i
Association of Bedford, Mass., says a*n e"-
.change piper, presented a Mr. CngsvAcU
short time since, with a rag baby, as aLi
moniaf of their respect for his ridicule.
wife indignant at the ‘strong-minded worner
the other day presented him with a ’toth ,
kind of baby, which she says is more Urn
the women’s rights advocates can do.
JSS" We ire informed that Mr. Robb an
his talented Lady are about to become res
mts of San Francisco. The San Fran else
bofning Journal says:
They enter upon the duties of host ani
vostess of the Clarendon Hotel, recently pul
■based by f f
1 icxt Thursday morning. We wish tbef
' dntly as much popularity in their new avj.
■atiou, as the lady enjoys as a songitrw. |
Tbe Herald says :
“It is reported, on good authority, that!
f'eutkman and his two son. living oath
Stockton road, beyond San Joec, eaugbt tw
rorse thieves, who were both hung by th
eople, under lynch law. One of the thieve
as a was a Mexican and the other an Anu
‘ Loss of the Bark OBioLE.—-The Portia
Ttfines, Sept. 24tb, informs us of tbe loss
the bstwk Oriole, on the Columbia river
lives lost. x ,
The Immigration.— From Daniel Stewart
an old Oregonian, who came across the
plains, with cattle (this season, we learn that
much stock has died. Out of his. drove of
200 he saved 150 li'ad. ,
The health of UiA immigration was good— 1
and he thinks there ’Skill be b, Ule
in* among them, as cornered wltb
He thinks the numbers for* Or are not
much less than 8000 perrons.—. ■ ?

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