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THE TELEGRAPH, A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, Pf HUSHED EVERY THURSDAY MORN ING, IN GRASS VALLEY, BY OLIVER & MOORE. J. Wing Oliver, j. k. Moore. Main Street, opposite the head of Church Street. A. TERMS: For one year, in advance, $7.00 For six months, 4.00 _ For three months, , 2,00 Single copies, 25cts. KJ" Advertisements at reasonable rates. 1 - Mi"-.-- - L-.-- iL!li!l l i 1 ~-izrr-. Selected by Miss M. L. It. Forget me, 0, forget me I By the bitterness of tears— By the strength of love that dies not, Through the lapse of dreary years j By e/ine;- -f Risappointninnt j, * By the weariness of care ; By the broken heart’s lone watchings ; By the darkness of despair j By the pains of separation..^* By the gnawings of regret .By the blessedness q^.heaifcn, ic. I charge thee to forget.' • By the silent stars that witnessed The fervour of our vows ; By the breeze that sang so sweetly To the whispering forest boughs ; By the music of that river, That lulled us with its tone ; By the hills wo climbed together ; By the forests dim and lone ; By thd"pleasant paths we threaded, When the gorgeous sun had set; By all things bright and beautiful, I charge thee to forget. Forget mo, love, forget me, And cease the idle quest— Fly, fly the dream that haunts thee, And will not let thee rest. By the promptings of thine honor ; By the strength to me denied ; By thy hatred of the evil ; By thy manhood, by thy pride ; By the mastery of genius ; By thy peace before we met ; By thy truthfulness, thy purity, I charge thee to forget. Forget me, yes, forget me ! This is all the boon I crave— Give the fruitless vows we plighted To oblivion's darkest wave— Bend the ties that love has woven Round our kindred souls apart, Turn my shadow from thy pathway— Tear my image from thy heart. By the fear that makes me tremble ; By the Are that sears my brain ; By the yearnings of my spirit ; By' the prayers I breathed in vain ; Pv ibe invs fbat onrr,* nnd faded * jr W ’ • ■ By the hopes that rose and set; By the present, past and future, I charge thee to forget. Inn /mutism fnrranntentß. San Francisco, Feb. 6tb, 1854. Editor Telegraph: — AV e are once more favored with the welcome ! sight of rain. So far as we are concerned, for all practical purposes, we have sufficient —but the anxiety felt, among all classes for the success of mining operations, makes rain with its inconveniences a pleasant visiter .more especially when as in this instance it extends to the interior. During the past week the arrivals from for eign and Atlantic ports have been of no con sequence, in comparison with the few preced ing ones. This has pleased our mercantile community, the majority of whom would be glad if the next ship did not come for three months. But there is a large fleet due and on the way here, burthened with every con ceivable commodity, and our merchants are doomed to a continuation of the present de pressed state of markets. The recent advi ces, however, indicate a falling off in the ship ments from the Atlantic, and it is hoped that a still greater diminution will take place for some time to come. Nothing else can bring about a healthy state of trade. The mercan tile community of this city have had their re sources and means to withstand a pressure put to a severe test, during the past three of four months, and nobly have they come thro’ the trial thus far. Not only have they sus- - tained themselves, but they have shown their ability to extend aid and relief to their inte rior customers in many instances. Should remittances arrive from the mining regions as we may reasonably expect a lively trade is anticipated between this and spring. By the arrival of the Brother Jonathan last week, we have dates from the Atlantic to the sth ult., and further rumors in regard to the purchase of Sonora and Lower California bv the United States Government. They are, however, -contradictory, one statement, that in the New York Herald of sth January, af firming the rumored purchase, and the other a telegraphic despatch to the Herald of this city, dated “Washington Jan. sth, 2 o’clock. T.yi., denying it in toto. —The latter seems to bo confirmed to some extent by the advices from Mexico, which are to the 12 th January, and which state the purchase and cession of the Mesilla Valley, without any mention of So nora or Lower California. So, for the pres ent, the matter is not settled in the public mind as to whether a treaty has actually been signed by the negotiating powers for the pur chase of those two States or not —but there is a general belief that the question is agi tated and a matter of negotiation which must GRASS VALLEY TELEGRAPH. ultimately result in their acquisition. So strong is this opinion that many persons are preparing to leave this at an early day for the new Eldorado, Sonora. Several vessels are advertised for Guymas, and are filling up fast with passengers and freight. There ap pears to ho a general desire to “pitch in’" first, and already you can hear speculations in reference to water lots, etc., etc. “Where there is so much smoke, there must be sonic fire,” and I should not be surprised to hear that the purchase was consumated, by next steamer. . I have been permitted to read a private let ter from a highly respectable source bearing date New York, Jan. 4th, 1854, which states that negotiations are pending, which will re •iiniti'n the *.«>'<o-ci+i/vn of t.^p" UalfflS'nfa, and 'ffome otiier v errito-> ry, necessary to a right of Way fora Railroad from Texas to the port of Guymas. The wri ter further states with much confidence that that route Will be the grand railroad line to the Pacific, as the N. York and Pacific Rail-' road company, under the auspices of Robert J. Walker and ojjhers, have adopted it, and alijeady has the Legislature of Texas grafted a charter and fight of way through that State, giving at the same time a large boun ty of land to the company. The distance from the western line of Texas to Guymas, is a little less than 800 miles, and the country is highly favorable to the construction of a Railroad. In this event, which is not. impro ■ bable, we of California have something to , fear in the way of rivalry. The Golden Gate which arrived on Friday, j brought up forty-six of the filibusters from Walker’s camp in Lower California. They ! became disgusted and dissatisfied with their i venture, and treatment, and very wisely con j eluded to return. They constituted about one fourth his entire force, and their depar ture will most likely hare the effect of break ing up the expedition. Ily a proclamation of Walker's we have at last the real object of the expedition, which is no more or less than a descent upon and subjugation of Sonora, under the pretence of protecting its inhabi- I tants from the Indians. T\heu Colonel, General, President Walker, and his cabinet hear of the rumored purchase of his newly J acquired republic by Uncle Sam, I think he and they will conclude they are in rather a “tight place"—if they do nof. I guess they will find (tut as soon as the Portsmouth and rvdnmhus with United States troans onboard arrive there. These two vessels left hero on Thursday, with a view of hunting up the fil libusters, and cutting off any supplies or fur. ther expeditions en route to the camp of Walker. Wc shall have further news in a few days from San Diego. Your readers, as well as people generally, throughout the State, will be gratified that the bribery farce which has been going on in the Senate of this State, has ended at last. Two weeks time and £50,000 of the people’s money has been uselessly thrown away, mere ly to gratify the spleen or further the aspira tions of a set of political hacks. The pro ceeding in its result, is looked upon contemp tuously by all outside of the legislative halls. How honorable Senators can reconcile the matter as they have done is impossible to con ceive. as the charges on both sides were too plain and direct to admit of more than one construction, viz: either Air. Palmer was guilty of an attempt to bribe, or Air. Peck of perjury. The friends of Air. Broderick appear to feel sanguine of his election to the U. States Se nate this winter. In order to clinch the mat ter and remove all doubts of his right to the seat, it is proposed to defer the election until the Cth of Alarch next, within a year of the time when Air. Gwin's term expires. From present appearances, I have no doubt Air. B. will be elected. By the steamer Fremont, which arrived yesterday in 64 hours from Oregon, we have later news from that Territory. The weather has been intensely cold, and Columbia river was so much obstructed by ice. that the Fre moflt was unable t above Catblamet. Thnne bad. between. Astoria and the interior for three weeks. — The most important news is that Port Orford, from whence a party of fifty persons made an attack on a party of Indians on Coqnilla riv er, on the Ist February, and killed sixteen of their number. The Indians had been com mitting some depredations, which had arous ed the inhabitants. A resolution has been submitted to the Oregon Legislature, propos ing the calling a Convention to organise a State Government. The steamer Goliah arrived Saturday night, bringing later dates from Los Angeles. The Star of that city contains the usual number of horrid murders and outrages committed by the desperadoes who infest that region, and the gratifying intelligence that two of the most notorious of their number had been killed. The number of casualties and murders in our city last week, were about as usual, the ; Coroner s inquests averaging about one a day. There appears to be a total disregard for life ] prevalent in this city, which as yet has had j no check put upon it by the judicial author!- GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1854 ties. Out of the hundreds of murders knou'n to have been committed here, there has as yet been but one single conviction, and that of a poor, friendless and unknown foreigner, as to whose guilt, so far as interest was concerned, most people have entertained serious doubts. Let a heavy robbery be committed and the perpetrators are soon tracked out and brought to justice,—but dead bodies are frequently found under suspicions circumstances, and a simple Coroner’s inquest with a verdict of “death from violence by the hands of some person unknown,” etc., closes the matter. On Saturday night, Alexander Hamilton, third Engineer of the Steamer California, was shot near the courier of Jackson and Mont gomery. The following are the circumstan ces as Bv»y anpeared in ||||imony before the Cotaiuer :—He was walking down Jadteon street, between Montgomery and Kearny. About thirty yards In front of him two females with a Mexican, and behind him was another man at a distance of about ten yards. The deceased was making a noise and singing, and the Alexican called him a “son of a bitch.” Deceased walked up to the Alexican and struck him several times in the face. After striking the Alexican he turned and commenced striking the man in the rear. He struck him two or throe times. The man jumped back and shot the deceased. The on ly words deceased uttered were, “You have shot me.” He walked about ten or fifteen yards to some crockery crates and fell. He was taken into a drug store, but died in a few minutes. Our city is well supplied with amusements at present. The Alotropolitan with Aladarae Anna Thillon and Air. Hudson, the Irish Co- I medialvhas been well patronised during the past week. They will continue at that estab lishment during the present week. Aladame Thillon took her first benefit on Friday night, and had a fine house. Hudson has made a decided hit. , The American has not been*as well patron ized during the past week as it deserved. Air. Jones has an excellent stock company and has produced some excellent representations. Air. Rycr, a new actor has appeared there du ring the past week. Backus’ Negro Minstrels have drawn full houses at San Francisco Hall, and very de servedly. They are the best in their line that have ever visited the State. Airs. Thorne has leased the Adelphi, and will open there to-night with an excellent company, among whom are Airs, and Aliss Thorne, the Pelbys, F. Al. and Airs. Kent, Bingham and others. The Thorne’s always have been favorites with the theatre-going public of this city, and will undoubtedly be successful in their new undertaking. Madame Anna Bishop, accompanied by Boscha, the celebrated harpist, arrived Thurs day on the Brother Jonathan and will give the first concert at Alusical Hall to-morrow evening. The price at which tickets are put $5, and $3, does not take well, but there is every probability that the celebrity of Ma dame B. will draw a crowded house. The steamship California arrived on Thurs day night from Panama with 300 passengers and the mails, and the Oregon yesterday with 250 passengers. The fine steamship Uncle Sam leaves for Panama on the 16th iust. The Pacific AI. S. S. Co. will shortly have a splen did addition to their line on this coast, in the new and magnificent steamer San Francisco. She may be expected by the Ist of Alarch. The Golden Gate has sustained hut triflimr damage, except to her machinery which will be repaired in two or three weeks. Y'onrs truly, Items. Proposals for ax Inland Sea.— The inte rior of Australia—a barren sandy desert— has been found to be considerably below the level of the sea. It is now proposed to em ploy British convicts in cutting a narrow ca nal from the ocean to the desert, a distance of about 250 miles, when it is expected that the rush of water would be so great as to wi den the canal and cause the formation of an inland sea almost as large as the Aleditcrra nean, to the incalculable benefit of a vast ex tent of territory at present wholly useless. The Petrita for Guatmas. —The clipper bark formerly called the Anita, has been pur chased by Air. Alatthews, and will hereafter be engaged in the regular trade with Gnaymas, for which port she is advertised to sail to morrow. The name of the bark is changed to the Petrita, and the vessel, besides being a very fast sailer is provided with excellent accommodations for passengers.—[ Times Transcript. A new Wheelbarrow has been invented. Do not laugh, for it is a good invention. It is very w r onderful, it has not been thought of before. The wheel is placed under the cen tre, so that none of the weight of the load rests upon the hands. A man can wheel twice the usual weight.—[W. Y. Tribune. Steam for Gcaymas. —AVc understand that a fine steamer will be placed immediately on the route between San Francisco and Guay mas, to sail at the close of the present week. 1 —[Times 8f Transcript. tfroops for California. The new steamship San Francisco left this port on Thursday, Dec. 21, for San Francis co, via the Straits of Magellan, touching at Rio Janeiro, Valaparaiso and Acapulco. She bad on board Companies A, B, D, G, H, I, K and L. of the Third Regiment of U. States Artillery. These Companies, with the non commissioned staff and band of the regiment, constitute a force of about 500 men. Com panies C and B are equipped as light artille ry, and stationed at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, and Fort Snelltng, lowa, under the commands Of Captain and Brevet Lieut. CoL Bragg and Captain and Brevet Major Sher man. Campanies F. and M, commanded by Captains Burton and Keyes, are now, and have Iren since 1848, stationed in CaUfor- The following is a list of officers and fatal lies who sailed in the San Francisco : Colonel William Gates, commanding regi ment. Alajor and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Washington. Alajor Charles S. Merchant. Surgeon R. S. Satterlee. Assistant Surgeon H. R. AVirtz. First Lieutenant S. L. Fremont, Regimerl* tal Quartermaster and Acting Adjutant. First Lieut. L. Roeser, Acting Assistant Commissary. Captain and Brevet Lieut. Col. M. Burke, commanding Company I. Capt. and Brevet Major Geo. Taylor, com manding Company A. Captain and Brevet Major F. O. Wyse, com manding company D. Capt. H. B. Judd, commanding detachment of recruits to constitute Companies B, and L. First Lieutenant and Brevet Captain H. B. Field, commanding Company K. First Lieut. W. A. Winder, commanding Company G. First Lieut. C. S. Winder, commanding Company H. First Lieut. R. H. Smith. Second Lieut. J. Yan A r oast. Brevet Second Lieut. J. G. Chandler. Officers’ families : Airs. Gates and three children, Aliss Carter, Mrs. Aferchant and two children. Aliss Yaleria Aferchant, Airs. Chase and son, Airs. Fremont and three children. Airs. Looser, Aliss Eaton, Airs. Airs. Wyse and child, Airs. Judd. Capt. T. W. Gardiner, First Dragoons, to join his regiment in California. Lieut. F. K. Alurray, United States Navy, is passenger to Rio Janeiro, to join the squad ron on that station. Air. Geo. Aspinwall is also a passenger, who goes out for the benefit of his health. The following is a list of the officers of the steamer: T. W. Watkins, Commander. Edward Melius, Ist. officer. George Gratton, 2d officer. Charles F. Barton, 3d officer. John Afason, 4th officer, J. W Alarshall, Chief Eng’r. A. Auchinlick, Ist Engineer. Jas Farnsworth, Ist Engineer. David Dunham, 2d Engineer. James Crosby, 2d Engineer. B. Doncghau, 3d Engineer. C. Hoffman, 3d Engineer. [W. V. Tribune. Sleigh-riding with a AVidow.— Snow had fallen ; the young of the village got up a grand sleighing party to a country tavern at some distance, and the interesting widow Lambkin sat in the same sleigh, and under the same buffalo as myself. ‘Oh! oh ! don’t,’ she exclaimed, as we came to the first bridge, catching me by the arm, and turning her veiled face towards me, while her little eyes twinkled through the moon light. ‘Don’t what V I asked, ‘l’m not doing any thing.’ ‘AVell, I thought yon were going to take toll!’ replied Mrs. Lambkin. ‘What's that V said I. , ‘How?’ exclaimed the widow, her clear laugh ringing out above the music of the bells. ‘Dr. Aleadows pretends he don’t know what toll is.’ ‘lndeed I don’t then,’ I said, laughing in turn. ‘Don’t know that gentlemen when they go on a sleighing party claim a kiss as toll when they cross a bridge ? AVell, I never!’ AA T hen next we came to a bridge and I claim ed toll, the struggles of the widow to hold the veil were not sufficient to tear it; and somehow when the veil was removed, her face was turned directly towards my ow r n, and in the glittering of the moonlight the horse trot ted‘on himself; toll was taken for the first time in his life, by Dr. Meadows. Soon we came to a bridge, but the widow said it was no use to resist, and she paid up as we reach ed it without a struggle. ‘But you won’t take toll for every arch, will you, Doctor ?’ she asked. To which the only reply was a practical af firmative to the question. Did you ever, rea der, sleigh-ride with a widow, and take toll at the bridges ? Later from Oregon. Arrival of the Colonel Fremont, The military reservations at the Dalles and Vancouver, had been reduced by order of the War Department, to one mile square, and sur veys are going on under the order. It is understood that Gov. Stevens of Wash ington Territory, has notified the Hudson Bay Company that after the Ist of July next, they must withdraw from the Indian trade, within thedimits of that Territory. It is estimated that over a thousand tons of ice will be taken from the Columbia and Wal lamette river this season. Several parties are now engaged in taking out large quanti ties, and in all probability it will prove a profitable inveatment.--[ Oregonian. Notice has been given in the Legislaturaof a bill to charter a railroad from Portland < o Eugene city, on the east side of the Willa mette. The cost of the Rogue River war, exclu sive of the pay to the soldiers is said to be $93,500. This amount has been advanced by the citizens of Rogue River Valley, and the bills have been prepared and forwarded to the Department, it being expected that Con gress will authorize the payment of all the expenses of the war. State Convention.— At last there appears to be a prospect of the termination of our “colonial dependence upon the mother coun try.” Mr. Moffit has introduced a bill sub mitting the question of a State Constitution Ijg the people. The people will now have an opportunity of deciding whether for the drib bling appropriations they occasionally re ceive, they will forego the satisfaction of electing their own Governor, Judges and oth er State officers; of making their laws to suit themselves alone, and not be compelled to submit them for revision to a Congress three thousand miles away; of exercising the whole and not a part of the right of suffrage, by voting for the chief magistrate of the coun try, as well as the most petty officer of a county; of sending to Congress Senators and Representatives, who will have a voice and a vote, instead of a Delegate with a begging memorial.— [ Statesmen. Great difficulty and confusion may be an ticipated from the various changes which have been made in the names of rivers, creeks and towns. The southern members shoultf, possible, obtain a guide book previous to re turning home. Albany is now Tekenah; Marysvive, Corvallis ; Grave Creek; Leland Creek; Rogue River, Gold River, etc. etc. We hope the latter change is but a prognosti cation of an event—that Rogues will become scarcer and gold more abundant.—[States man. Coal.— Mr. Fulkerson, councilman from Polk, presented us with a specimen of coal dug upon the claim of H. N. V. Holmes, in that county. The coal burns readily and makes a hot fire. It is not ascertained whe ther it is abundant or not. The murderers of Kyle have been retaken; see our Jacksonville letter. A vessel bound to Puget Sound was recent ly lost being blown ashore at Tillamook. We are unable to learn particulars, except that nearly all the crew were drowned. Sunday Law.— The territory is young — it embraces a wide extent of country—its popu lation is hetrogeneous, and public opinion upon many important principles and mea sures, is in a state of formation, hence the difficulty of uniting the representatives of different sections, classes and interests, upon a strictly defined religious principle. As a compromise between a strict Sabbath law and no law, a bill has been passed requiring—un- der penalties—a rigid observance of the day, with a proviso attached rendering it inopera tive “where the circumstances of the case make it necessary that the same be not ob served. ’ Statesman . We have received from the editor of the Limerick Reporter the following highly in teresting piece of intelligence :— \_Frennan 1 s Journal. Reporter Office, Limerick, ) Dec. 15, 1853. j “We have just been handed a letter from a highly respectable Irishman, resident in Mel bourne, giving full details of the escape of Smith O’Brien from the penal exile to which the British government doomed him, and from which he has been released by the courage and fidelity of a few Irish friends in the colo ny, and the sympathizing aid of an American trading vessel which was in the offing to take him away to the free shores of Columbia. There is no doubt whatever of the fact; and we need not state that we feel considerable pleasure in being the first medium of announ cing it. The writer of this letter was one of those who assisted Smith O’Brien in his es cape. We may add that Smith O’Brien was bound by no parole.”—[ Dublin JVation. Smith O’Brien’s relatives are not aware if he has escaped from Van Dieman’s Land, as reported. The force now employed on the Capitol Extension, consists of 200 marble cutters and assistants, 200 laborers, 90 carpenters, 71 bricklayers, besides other mechanics, in ess numbers. Upwards of 50,000 bricks are jlaid daily. A million copies of the new testament are to be sent out to China by the British foreign bible society, at a cost of about £20,000. GLEANINGS. A Hamilton correspondent of the N. York Chronicle, states that the Rev. Dr. Maclay has engaged in an agency for raising $30,000, to endow the two theological professorships in Madison University. The bell on the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Montreal, weighs 25,000 pounds. Hon. C. G. Atherton, recently deceased, has left eight thousand dollars to President Pierce, and the bulk of his property, upwards of $150,000, to his wife and cousins. It is announced for the benefit of those per sons who did not get a sight at the comet, that it will again appear before the public, for a few nights only, in the autumn of 2147. A new secret order has been organised in Cincinnati, under the name of the “Family Compact,” and already numbers five hundred members. The order is, avowedly for char itable purposes, and isopen to females as well as males. A Mr. Clowes, of Sullivan county, N. Y., it is said, has discovered a new motive power. It acts upon the self-moving principle, and is destined of course, like all new motors, to su percede the use of steam and cause a tremen dous revolution in the world. The Washington Monument has reached the height of 146 feet, to Which is hoped four feet mope will be added before the shall be cold as to require suspension of ope rations for the season. The number of bands at present employed, including, watchmen, is about fifty. Mrs. Miller, a daughter of Gerrit Smith, excites a great deal of curiosity in Washing ton, by appearing m full Bloomer costume. In Wisconsin a homestead of 40 acres in the country and a quarter of an acre in the city is exempt from execution, whether it be worth SI,OOO or SIOO,OO0 —whether it be un improved land or entirely covered with mills and warehouses. When Kossuth was in America, he again and again announced an impending attack of Russia on the Turkish empire. On May 26tb, 1851, in Faneuil Hall, Boston, he assigned it as his main reason for hastening back to Eu rope. And yet statesmen have been quite surprised! v Ohio has 12,000 school districts and 36*000 school directors. There are 838,000 youths between the ages of four and twenty-one, of whom 830,000 depend upon the common schools for their education. On Saturday evening last, on the old Colo ny railroad, the draw at Neponset bridge was left open, and a powerful locomotive, tender and two baggage cars of a freight train went through. No one injured. A brother of Patrick Ryan, the Post office clerk who was detected in stealing money from letters in the N. Y. Post office, has been arrested in Missouri, whither he had fled with a portion of the stolen money. Thirty-one of the nine hundred officers of the U. S. Army, have died since the first Jan uary. Several large snakes have been found un derground, at a depth of eighty fathoms from the surface, in some old workings at the De von colliery, England. The salary of the Lord Lieutenant of Ire land is SIOO,OOO a year, and he spends $130,- 000. The oldest preacher in the world is Rev. Robert Fletcher, of London, who in Februa ry next will be 107 years old. “These are rather poor sidewalks,” said a young man to a lady.—“ Yes,” she replied, “they are very uncultivated .” An exchange has its marriages under the head of “Gems for the melancholy,” How suggestive. A Custom House broker being asked his views of men’s duties towards each other in a general sense, answered abstractedly ; “Thir ty per cent, advalorem.” Pants procured on tick, are considered as of truot.'’ . Rather ominous—to be importuned by your wife to get your life insured. Don’t do it! There has been a bloody riot on the Illi nois Central Railroad, growing out of the re duction of wages. Mr. Story, the contractor, was murdered, his office pillaged and burned. His wife was shot at, but escaped unhurt. After killing one man, the Sheriff arrested about thirty of the rioters. The wood supply on the Mississippi river is much reduced, and boats are compelled to avail themselves of the coal furnished from the mines on the lower Ohio. The fragments of the Bachelor who “bust into tears,” on reading Fanny Fern’s descrip tion of the happiness of married life, have been found. An Inspector of Markets, with a salary of S2OO per month, is to be appointed by the Common Council, in Joint Convention, in ac cordance with the provisions of an ordinance to that effect, adopted by the Board of Assis -1 tent Aldermen. —[Evening JVetr^ no, n.