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THE TELEGRAPH. ■* 'WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY SIORN . ING, IX GRASS VALLEY. BY J. K. MOORE &. CO. Main Street, opposite the head of Church Street. TERMS: For one year, in advance, $7,00 For six months, 4,00 For three months, ..' 2,00 Single copies, 25cts. Advertisements at reasonable rates. justness Carte. W. LiOUTZEMIKISEK, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL UGGIST Sf APOTHECARY, One door West of Masonic Hall, Main st., Grass Valley Grass Valley, September 22, 1863. tf CONN & MONTGOMERY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, CONVEYANCERS, &c. &c. Mill Street, Grass Valley. 27 tf WM. H. LAMB, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, Mill Street, Grass Valley. March 1, 1864. £4 tf DIBBLE, CARPENTER &, SMITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office at Nevada, in Davis’ building, Broad Street, Office at Grass Valley, Mill Street. A. B. DIBBLE, J. S. CARPENTER, C. F. SMITH. Feb. 23—n£3—tf T. J. BROWN & BROTHER, DEALERS IJST GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, WINES, LIQUORS, &c. &«., Opposite the Bridge, Boston Ravine. Goods delivered free of charge. Grass Valley, Feb. 15,1864. 22 tf T. J. BURGESS, Justice of the Peace and Attorney at law, BROOKLYN, (LITTLE YORK TOWNSHIP,) Feb. 16,1854. 22 tf HEYWOOD & BROTHER, Grocers & Provision Dealers, Boston Ravine. Also, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Miners’ Tools, &c. jJSF” Goods delivered free of charge. 19 tf GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE. CONSTANTLY on hand a supply suited to the de mands of customers JOSEPH WILDE Boston Ravine, Feb. 9, 1854. 21 tf M. BEAN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Office Up Sxairs, at the Golden Gate, Grass Valley. Jan. 19, 1854. 18-tf C. ALLEN, M. D. DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY, jggj- Main street, below Mill. Grass Valley, Sept. 22, 1853. tf F. CHALLISOR, M. D., PHYSICIAN,SURGEON & ACCOUCHEUR, Basement Story of the Masonic Hall, Grass Valley. Grass Valley, September 22, 1853. tf DR. SHERIDAN, M. D. ROYAL COLLEGE, DUBLIN, AND ACCOUCHEUR, Has removed his office to his house—near the Gold Hill Mill. Medicinal advice to the poor gratis. November 17—n9—tf 3V. H. DAVIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, San Francisco. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Oct. 20, 1853—n5—2m. J. M. FOUSE, JUSTICE’S COURT, Mill st., Grass Valley, Sept. 29, 1853. tf CR. EDWARDS & CO., Grocery and • Bakery, Main street, opposite Dornin's Daguerreotype Rooms, Grass Valley. nov24-tf e. McLaughlin. WHOLESALE & RETAIL MANUFACTURER OF TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE ; Dealer in Stoves, ininer’s Tools, & Hardware generally. £*tEast of “Masonic Hall,” Main Street, Brass Vall.ey. Grass Valley, September 29, 1853—tf. n 2 Book-store and Stationery By FRANCIS CALLER. Located one door west of Masonic Hall, Main Street Grass Valiev. November 3d, —n“ —tf Having recently received a large and well selected assotipent of JQBBIBfi HJLTI&UU. t We are now prepared to execute ALL KINDS OF PRINTING In a Superior Manner. Miners, or Companies of Copartnership, wishing (MifiiEißi nf #tnrk can be accommodated at short notice. We shall keep constantly on band Notes of Exchange, BUI Heads, Notes, law Blanks, Deeds, Checks. Also at short notice we are prepared to strike oil CIRCULARS, HAND-BILLS LABELS, POSTERS, And in short, all kinds of Job work will be quickly done, neatly done, and well done, and on the MOST REASONABLE TERMS, GRASS VALLEY TELEGRAPH. WHEN’ YOU AND I WERE BOYS. Can you forget my brother dear, Our boyhood’s pearly hours ? When heaven and earth were beautiful In young life’s blooming bowers ; When we thought the world’s wealth naught, At best but shining toys, In those dear departed years, When you and I were Boys. How lovely then bloomed all things round — The streamlet babbling by, Was music to the ravished ear, Untended by a sigh I Alas ! for change —how vanished now Are those sweet early joys, That floated past on Pleasure’s wing, When you and I were boys. Alas ! that every earth-made home Should pass so fleet^way, And leaving but the shadows of A sweeter, dearer day. Drop crystal drops—for perished hours, For sad t sad thoughts destroys The rainbow hopes and golden dreams, We had when we were boys. Where are the loved of other years, Oh ! where, where are they all ? The voices sweet that charmed our ears, Are silent in the hall; Our mother and our brother where, Where Willie’s gilded toys ? Sleeping from worldly care, Since you and I were boys. Alas ! how true—the times are changed, The world indeed is cold— The flowers are dead where once we ranged, We too, are growing old ; But not so old, while memory brings Its sadness and its joys, To cheer the heart that fondly clings To times when we were bovs. The Richest Letter ever published The San Francisco Courier says We have been favored for publication the letter which will be found below, from the gentlemen who received it. It will be seen that the lady discovered his residence and very existence through the spirit rappers. Being desirous of coming to California, and not having the means to do so, she consulted the spirit rappers. The spirit informed her of Mr. W , in California—of the good ness of his heart and of his known generosi ty to the fair, and that if she would write to him, he would furnish the means to bring her to California. She asks that a club may be formed in this city to bring her here. Will not some of the many gentlemen of this city club together at once, and send this lady the means to come to California. Read her let ter and then organize forthwith. The gentlemen to •whom the lady addresses herself has never lived in the State of New York, and has no acquaintances >in that re gion. He has been made known to her by a spiritual communication. Here follows the letter: February 19th, 1854, Sir :—As I am about to address one that I never saw nor heard of, only in a mysterious way, and not knowing that in reality you do exist, I am at a loss what to say ; but from an indescribable desire I have, to come to Cali fornia, lam induced to take this step. So pardon me sir—if this letter should find you a living being—for the liberty I am about to take. I hear you have spirit rappers there, so we have here. lam not a believer, by any means —rather skeptical of the two; but by the way of them I hear of you, and as they pro fess to tell things of this world as well as the next, and as I am tinctured with a spirit of romance, I thought I would visit them for once and if they could devise any way or means for me to go to California. They told me of your generosity —of your noble heart and feeling for your fellow beings—that I could look to you with safety for a friend and one worthy of my confldence. They tell me, if I write to L W my wish would be granted—that then I can reach the height of my ambition. Now, if they are false spir its, there is nothing lost, if true, to come to California is what I most desire. If you could get up a club and raise means to help me to go there, you would confer a kindness that would be greatly appreciated. 1 have rela tives who are able, but they think me insane when I speak of it. I have despaired of get ting money enough to come, by my own ex ertions. lam only a seamstress, dressmaker and tailoress, born of aristrocratic parents, tenderly reared until 16, when I lost a fond father—at 20, my mother; I have always sustained a reputation. As for accomplishments, ’tis said that I am at home in the parlor or the kitchen, at the piano or my work table. I play music some, but am not competent for a teacher. My age is 28. my form, ’tis said, is faultless — complexion neither dark nor sandy—hair brown and of natural curl—eyes large and blue as a summer sky—Roman nose, charac teristic of my race—mouth not large, but a little saucy looking. They sometimes tell me I am not handsome, but passable. Now, if you think I can do better there than at home, my w ish is to come. There are three, from this place that start the Ist of June, for San Francisco. 0 how happy I would be to go with them, if I had the means to do so. If you think it advisable for me to come, and think I could repay my passage, GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, APRIL §7. 1854. I would like to come. If you feel disposed to send me the means to come, I can do any thing that is commendable for a woman. If you should see fit to get up a club for the means to send for me, I trust you will select those worthy of the confidence that I must necessarily place in them. So, if you prove to be on earth, and feel disposed to answer this plain, simple letter, please direct to Sarah Ann V B , Perry, Wyoming Co., N. York. And may every joy that life can give around thy path be strewn ; May its young morn, to thee, foreshow a bright and happy noon, And when thy last sweet song on earth, in lapses faint is given, O may it bib" a p.,attile soft Jo deathless strains jn heaven! From your unknown friend, The following is the Message of President Pierce on the subject of the detention of the Black Warrior at Havana : To the House of Representatives: In compliance with the resolutions of the House of Representatives of the 10th inst., I herewith transmit a report of the Secretary of State containing all the information re ceived at the department in relation to the seizure of the Black Warrior at Havana, on the 28th ult. There has been in the course of a few years past many other instances of aggression upon our commerce, violative of the rights of American citizens, and insults to the national flag by the Spanish authori ties of Cuba, and all attempts to obtain re dress, have led to protracted and fruitless negotiations. The documents in these cases have been voluminous, and when prepared will be sent to Congress. These now trans mitted relate exclusively to the seizure of the Black Warrior, and present so clear a case of wrong that it would be reasonable to expect full indemnity therefor as soon as this unjus tifiable and offensive conduct shall be made known to her Catholic Majesty’s Government; but similar expectations in other cases have not been realized. The offending party is at our doors, with large powers for aggression, but none it is alleged, for reparation. The source of redress is in another hemisphere, and the answers to our just complaints made to the home government, are but the repeti tion of excuses rendered by inferior officials to their superiors, in reply to representations of misconduct. The peculiar situation of the parties, has undoubtedly much aggravated the annoyance and injuries which our citi zens have suffered from the Cuban authori ties, and Spain does not seem to appreciate to its full extent her responsibility for the conduct of these authorities. la giving very extraordinary powers to them, she owes it in justice, and to her friend ly relations with this government, to guard with great vigilance against the exorbitant exercise of these powers, and, in case of inju ries, to provide for prompt redress. I have already taken measures to present to the gov ernment of Spain the wanton injury of the Cuban authorities in the detention and sei zure of the Black Warrior, and to demand immediate indemnity for the injury which has thereby resulted to our citizens. In view of the position of the Island of Cuba, its prox imity to our coast, the relations which it must ever bear on our commercial and other interests, it is in vain to expect that a series of unfriendly acts, infringing on our commer cial rights, and the adoption of a policy threatening the honor and security of these States, can long exist with peaceful relations. In case the measures taken for an amicable adjustment of our difficulties with Spain should unfortunately fail, I shall not hesitate to use the authority and means which Con gress may grant to insure the observance of our just rights, to obtain redress for injuries received, and to vindicate the honor of our flag. In anticipation of that contingency, which I earnestly hope may not arise, I sug gest to Congress the propriety of adopting such provisional measures as the exigency of the case may seem to demand. FRANKLIN PIERCE. Washington, March 15, 1851. Taking a Man's Name in Vain. —Did you ever know a little fellow by the name of Na thaniel Shelley?—one of the Crustacea? asks a contemporary. He was complaining that some one had insulted him by sending him a letter addressed to “Nat Shelley/’ “Why,” said a friend, “I don’t see any thing insulting in that. Nat is an abrevia tion of Nathaniel.” “I know it,” said the little man. “But blast his impudence! he spelled it with a-G Gnat I” That was taking liberties with a man’s cognovite, as Mrs. Partington would say. All the gambling houses in Sacramento City, says the State Journal, excepting the Diana, have been closed. One of the bridges built by the Nicaragua Transit Company, on the road leading from Lake Nicaragua to San Juan del Sud, is made entirely of mahogany. Sarah A. V B——. President’s Message. Tulare Countt.—The Four Creeks.—We have frequently alluded to this region as af fording peculiar inducements to the agricul turist ; and as additional evidence of its high ly favored character, we quote the following from Yisalia, (county seat,) March 18 Things are going ahead here, in a way lit tle known abroad j 2,500 acres of wheat are in the ground, (barley and oats are not all sown yet;) 2,000 acres of corn will be plant ed ; and such melons, squashes and pumpkins, ‘■as can’t be beat.” TherS-are 320 American work cattle in the valley, and 2000 American milcb cows. There are some eight hog ran ches in the county, having each about 100 brood sows. Work horses and mules are plen .tv„ uor th 0 f King’s river abound in Mustangs. Elk meat is plenty at 15 cents per pound ; Antelope and Deer are plenty—Bear is scarce. There has been a saw mill in operation here, for more than twelve months ; a grist mill is now going up in Visalia, and three more at King’s river. Fifty-three lots in our county town were sold last week for $2,310. Lawyers are idle; Courts meet and ad journ again the same hour ; the Indians are at peace. Folks here enjoy themselves— twenty-five were counted at the ball on last Tuesday. A resident divine teaches the com mon school, and preaches once a fortnight. Lastly, the new town at the head of the canal, is being pushed ahead by San Francis co speculators ; claims are already recorded all around it; they will drain Tule lake they say. The most fertile land in North Ameri ca lies unclaimed on every side of us, invit ing the actual settler—and not a Spaniard nearer than one hundred miles. God be thanked.— Eve. Journal. Rewards for Gallant Conduct —The Yv r ashington Star, of the 11th inst., says: It appears that lately, the crew of the American bark Iz were rescued from a wa tery grave by Captain Clausen, of a Swedish vessel, under the circumstances of extraordi nary danger—the carpenter of the Swedish vessel having his arm broke in the rescue of our countrymen. In consideration of the cir cumstances of the case, and of the generosity of the Swedish Captain, who, in addition to the danger that he incurred, likewise threw overboard a portion of his cargo to accom modate his suffering fellow creatures. Con gress, through the President of the United States, has awarded to the Captain a magni ficent pocket chronometer and chain of gold, with the following inscription on the back of the former: ‘•The United States of America, by their President, to Captain Clausen, for his gallant conduct in aiding to rescue the master and crew of the American bark Iz, 1854.” A gold duplex watch and chain with an inscrip tion of a similar purport has been likewise awarded to the carpenter, Torger Pederson. The chronometer is made by the celebrated Jules Jurgenseen, of Copenhagen, and the watch by Cooper, of London. In addition to the above, Congress have vot ed an appropriation to indemnify the owners for the loss incurred by throwing overboard a portion of the cargo, as mentioned above. Simplicity in Dress. —Prentice, of the Lou isville Journal, speaks thus: “Those who think, that in order to dress well, it is neces sary to dress extravagantly and gaudily, make a great mistake. Nothing so well be comes true feminine beauty as simplicity. We have seen many a remarkably fine person robbed of its fine effect by being over-dres sed. Nothing is more unbecoming than over loading beauty. The stern simplicity of the classic taste is seen in old statues and pic tures painted by men of superior artistic ge nius. In Athens, the ladies were not gaudi ly, but simply arrayed, and we doubt whether any ladies ever excited more admiration. So also the noble old Roman matrons, whose su perb forms were gazed on delightedly by men worthy of them, were always very plainly dressed. Fashion often presents the lines of the butterly, but fashion is not a classic god dess.” The Seizure of the Black Warrior at Havana. —The Mobile Advertiser in giving an account of the steamship Black Warrior at Havana, says: Capt. Bulloch had determined to take pas sage on the Corwin for the United States, but at the moment of her departure was per suaded to remain. We may say, also, that we have informa tion that the authorities are rather sick of their ridiculous action in the premises, and would be heartily glad to settle the matter amicably. Overtures have already been made to that effect, and we are inclined to believe that an adjustment has ere this been made, and that the Warrior is on her way to New York. The St. Louis Evening News says that General Armijo, formerly Governor of New Mexico, whose death was recently announced, left by hia will $50,000 to an illegitimate daughter, who showed her regard for her fa ther by getting married six days after his death. Morality. This has become a word of bat very little importance among nearly all the tdwns and villages in the mountains. Indeed, it has al most come to such a pass, that be who men tions it or upholds it as a principle is brand ed with the name of ‘‘Christian,” (how igno minious !) and treated with cool contempt by all “ lovers of fun” and “ California liberty.” The good old precepts established by our ven erable fathers and mothers, have all been for gotten, or, if remembered at all, remembered only,as nursery tales, as “leadingstring” ob ligations, such as would disgrace the eleva ted and noble character of manhood, and brand with eternal shame the fair reputation of a regular and jolly California “ b’hoy.”— : For the truth of our statement, we call at tention to the innumerable gambling houses, drinking saloons, and houses of assignation among us. Do they not stand forth as bra zen and barefaced proofs of the fact that we are an immoral people ? It is a painful and undisputed truth, and while we make confes sions to the corruptive evils that are coun tenanced among us, we tremble for the future reputation and prosperity of our country.— Men may cry “ peace, peace,” but in the lan guage of Patrick Henry, “ there is no peace.” The dread war of discord and corroding de gradation is actually among us, and its vic tims are daily and hourly offered up from our numbers upon the loathsome altars of rum and licentiousness. Life, virtue, and honor, is the forfeit; and if the present course is not stopped, our identity as a nation will follow in their footsteps. Point us to that govern ment which has prospered under a rule of privileged and boasted licentiousness, and we will yield the point. Nay, more! —tell us of a nation’s fall, the cause of which cannot be attributed to the same source, and we will be ready to concede the grounds that a country may survive in prosperous guilt and degen eracy. But it is not to Babylon that you will refer, as that mighty city and nation fell in the midst of her most lewd and wanton drunk enness —lulled into a supposed security un der the most foul influences of vain luxur iousness and seductive pleasures; neither can you point to Greece, for she survived a glo rious nation, until her bachanalian revelries seduced her virtue, despoiled her of her en ergies, and made her an easy prey to a more warlike and less enlightened people. The history of Carthage and Rome will tell you the same story; and America! the boasted land of liberty, will share the same fate, if she inconsiderately follows after their exam ple ! The virtues of our fore-fathers won for us the name and privileges of a great and en lightened people. Let us beware lest the fol lies of their sons should consign them to an untimely and ignominious end. We are ful ly aware of the excuse that some of our most worthy young men make, when an appeal is directly made to them, in reference to their actions hei’e in California. “Why,” they say, “we are in California, without associa tions, without the privileges of society, and consequently are placed within the only al ternative, which is to have a good time to gether, drink to the merry god of humor, and bow at the shrine of degrading pleasure—in a short time we will return to the States, where somebody lives, and then we will re form I” Reform!! —My God, then you ac knowledge your degradation, and yet boast in the immeasurable extent of that degrada tion, while engaged therein! If temperance and virtue is worth anything, they are as val uable in California as in any other portion of the States, and surely they are needed as much here, as in any other part of the world. A well regulated government requires an orderly people. Then, if we really love our country, let us remember that the greatest patriot to his country, is he who best subdues the uprisings of his own unrighteous passions- Why not act upon this principle? Why not commence it here in Grass Yalley? If this is carried out to the letter, as should be the case, instead of an increase in criminality among us, we shall very soon see it dimin ished ; and instead of being annoyed by mid night revelries and midnight crimes, we shall in a short time be permitted to rest quietly, sleep soundly, and arise in the morning with out the apprehension taat our pockets have been riffled of anything valuable that they may have contained. Do not sneer, then, at the word morality —it can never injure a people; but if pos sessed, will elevate them to a standard wor thy the reputation of a great and glorious nation. If you want to astonish people say little and look much. A “masterly” silence has been the making of many a man. There’s Mumjum is accounted a tremendous philoso pher, all because he keeps his tongue on the inside of bis teeth ; while Mr. Spreadum makes as great a fool, just for talking things right put on a four mile beat. Another Dividend.— The Board of Direc tors of the California State Telegraph Com pany have declared another dividend on their capital stock, payable on the Ist instant.— [Alta California. Tunnellixo the Ohio.— lt is proposed to build a tunnel under the Ohio river—a hona fide tunnel for the transit of passengers, and perhaps of railroad cars. A plan for the pro ject is now under consideration in the .City Council of Cincinnati. The inventor propo ses to sink a tube of iron of any required di mensions, deep in the bed of the river.. lliis tube would be built in the shape of a para bolic arch : near the tpp of the interior of which would be suspended a foot-way for passengers, or if deemed advisable, they might be conveyed through in cars, propelled by atmospheric pressure. Everything about the tunnel would be made of iron—that being considered by far the cheapest and safest ma terial*' s -„!ru IfrtwteC Spiritcausm ix High Quarters. — We take the following from the Paris correspondence of the New York Commercial: “ Day before yesterday, the Emperor and Empress spent an hour in converse with a spirit, evoked by one of the famous medium* of Paris. The table passed a very stern judg ment upon the past acts of his Majesty, and predicted him all sorts of troubles for the fu ture. This, the Empress thought indirectly proved the genuineness of the manifestation, as the natural desire of the medium, if she could control the replies, would be to render them pleasing to Louis Napoleon. Their Maj esties indulge quite often in this amusement, though the Archbishop of Paris has besought the faithful to abstain,” The Constantinople correspondent of the New York Evening Post says: “ The Turks are much gratified by the ac counts which they receive of the sympathy felt for them in the United States. It is said that the Sultan, personally, is much pleased with this evidence of good feeling on the part of the American people, and it will doubtless hereafter be the source of more intimate re lations between the two countries. The Sul tan is badly in want of “ material aid,” and it is said here that, both in England and the United States, individual collections are mak. ing in his behalf. This certainly shows a strong conviction of the justness of his cause.” New Process of Making White Lead.— George Carter, of Kent, and George Marriott, of Hull, Eng., patentees. The inventors take a quantity of fine good oxyd of lead —lith- arge—and to every 100 lbs. thereof add about twenty-five pounds of the muriate of soda, which is mixed and titurated until the muri ate of lead is formed. These materials are then well washed and 5 lbs of the sulphuric acid of commerce is added to them in a glass vessel. This produces a w'hite sulphate of lead in a few days. The vessel containing these ingredients should be kept in a mode rately warm place, and when the sulphate is fully formed, it is washed well with cold wa ter and dried. After this it is ground, and is fit for use as a paint.—[. Miner's Journal. The British Coasting Trade,—A London letter, in noticing the “sayings and doings” at the opening of Parliament, says : Next to the war topic, the point in the Queen’s speech that awakened the greatest interest, was the announcement of the inten tion to throw open the coasting trade to the vessels of all nations. In the discussions which subsequently took place, the old pro tectionists seemed scarcely to indicate the slightest hope or intention of resistance, and there can be no doubt that the measure will pass almost without dispute. The London Advertiser says: “It gives us much pleasure to be able to tate that the Queen has most graciously in timated to Mr. Buchanan, the American am bassador, that it will in future be left to bis excellency to appear at State balls and Her Majesty’s dinner parties in whatever costume is most agreeable to himself. The Lord Cham berlain has also made a similar communica tion to his excellency relative to his costume on the opening or closing of the Sessions of Parliament.” There are conflicting accounts of the late trial trip of the Ericsson ship at New York. Some say the trip was successful ; others, that it was unsatisfactory. The New York correspondent of the Baltimore American says: She made four miles an hour, and what lit tle hope remained of the success of the inven tion is now dissipated. The defect is precise ly the same that condemned the first engine —the impossibility of rendering the cylinder* air tight.—[JV*. O. Delta. Sisteklt Affection. —At a “protracted meeting,” recently held at Ballston Spa, an ancient sister in the church arose and reliev ed herself in the following manner “I see young ladies here that think more of gew gaws, furbelows, ribbons and laces, than they do of their Creator. I loved them once adorned my hat with French ers, bright-colored ribbons, and trimmings ; but I found they were da*apng me down to so I and gave them to my sister ?” m 32.