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VOL 1.
THE NEVADA JOURNAL.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
AND SATURDAY BY.
W. G. ALBAN, A. A. BAKOEIVT.
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AGENTS.
Thomas Beatty—Grass Valley.
K. W. Roberts—Rough and Ready
Get avian iloogs—San Francisco
W* Hammond —Gold Flat
fII'SIAESS IHRLCTOKY
MAIN STREET.
Jeffrey F. Halsey, Public
Ailminii-triitur, OlKve, Main street, oj'iiu-ite
the I‘nst (tfflee »oi7
Bower's aud Co's Express
(I ee, foot of Main street ait)
Milk Depot,by David Phelps
Main street hrirtee. tt'lS
John Ford, Grocery Store
oii'l llecf Market, Mail) street hridi>... »29
Deer Creek Bakery, By B.
O. War.l. fool of Main street not)
* Olive Branch” Saloon, by
J hoinna Si Mitchell.
The Empire Saloon, by
< ,B. Lovell, Main 'imri. ntlO
Empire Hotel, by Meech
,im and A'cott, immediately in the rear of Km*
pica Saloon. hUO
Buckeye Bunch and Bake
ry, French, AllUon ami 80., Main street, oppo
site the Fin pi re. a-W
Barker’s Saloon, main street.
Dawson Saloon, by Dawson
Antony and Co., Main street. n3O
'flu Snop, by Win. Williams
Main street. 030
Western Market, by Web
aler and Co., Main street. h3O
Nevada Store, by Oglesby
and shepherd. Main street. nttO
Nevada Clothing Store, by
U. Nathan, Main street. n3O
Nevada Bakery, by Everett
and *"o M Main street. n3O
Exchange Coffee House, by
V. Sanford Milliken and Co., Main street, aSO
Artemas Rogers, Wholesale
Retail store, Main street. a3O
Nevada Book Store, by
Vifea Searlea. Main street. a3O
Miners’ Drug Store, by Dr.
Moore, Main street. «30
Drs. Overton & Miller, Of
IIM on Mam »t., opposite the Post office. a»)
E. F. W. Ellis, Attorney at
L»W, opposite the Plata, main street. n3l)
"Ohio Store, by P. p. Marsh,
and M. Asper, Main street. a 3 ()
A. W. Droui Hard, Attorney
»t Law. Miner’s home, Main street. 8 30 J
Miners’ Home, main street.
By Halsey & Overton
Washington House, by Bt
M»m »l»et. 0f
Round Tent, By Gowde
/Did Ball. Broad street. n3O
Practical Watch Makar.
M. ffl Broad Street, Arkansas Btor
under die J/usontc Hall.
Jfti I 19th, 1811
Hubbard and Hodge's Bat
'fr.e corner of Main nrd Kiol* We»t
NEVADA JOURNAL.
W. T. Barbouv, Attorney at
Law,office on Broad street, at Davis and Hurst's
N. H. Shepherd, Wholesale
and retail store, cor.o! Main nd Court streets.
A. N. Olney, Justice of the
Peace, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, cor.
Main and Court streets. a3O
Dry Goods and Clothing 1
»Srore, by lieilbroom and Co., corner Main and
Kiota streets. a3O
Billiard Saloon, by J. Wil
lintnwon It Co., Main street.
City Drug Store, by Lark
i>n.l (iarrison. Main street. n3O
John Anderson, Attorney at
liQNv. (Office nt the citv Drug Store. Main at.
M.and A. Kosenheirn,whole
“h!*l and retail rlotbing Store Main street.
Auction and Commission
•Store, by J. Williamson and Co., Main street.
J. O. Birdseye and Co.
wholesale and retail store, Main street. *9O
Avery and Mills, Wholesale
and retail store. Main street. a3O
Crawlord and Dunn, whole
sole and retail store, no. 13, Main street. «30
J. Wiener, Wholesale and
retail dealers in clothing, no. 11 Main street.
Nevada Hotel, by Dumars
and Little, Main street. a3O
Birch and Co’s Stage Office
Nevada Hotel, Main street a3o
Beef Market, by H J.
Davis Commercial street.
HiT and Co., Eaucy and
Ornamental **ign Pn niters, Commercial street.
G. Perry and Co., Whole
sab* and retail store, Commercial street. n 3 I
Winn and Lawrence, whole
sale and retail < tracers. cor. ine and Com. at*
John Enscoc, Physician and
Siirirp.m. I‘in" street. »30
K. Cook, anti Co., Wholesale
and retail tlrocery store, main street, two
doors above I h*er Creek. a3O
Nevada City Bakery, l>y
Win. C, Oonvu 11 and I). E. Root, Kiotu atret t.
A. B. H oy, Physician and
Dentist Main street. a3O
BROAD STREET.
Saddler and Lindsley, whole
sale and ret'iilO» , o(»er«. of Broad strrrt.
Moltby and Bell, Boarding'
I louse and provision -dore. Brond St iv<-t. nP.M
Eagle Hotel, by Morgan
and Kish, Broad street. t»3U
J. Morgan, barber, Eagle
Motel, Brond street. nS*t
Gregory House, by U! S.
O/tymy, main street. a3O
Moore and .Borradailo,
Wholesale and K.-l!.il !»1..r0. Bread -tr.ct »3d
Placer Hotel, by B. F. Dick
ermun. Broad street. '*
lowa Store, by S. D. Ba
ker and Co., Broad street.
Georgia Store, by McAllis
ter Willi, and co., Ilroa.l struct. «*>
Mansfield Exchange, by
Simeon Stop, Broad street, below Masonic Hull
Traders’ and Packers’ De
pot by Voorhies <• co., Broad strost, near Ma
sonic Hull. " :{ll
Nevada Exchange, by Mil
ter and H,w Broad.trrr l n 3t*
Galena and Dubuque Store
hv .I K. O'Farrell. Broad street, nHO
Broad Street Market, by S.
T. Nupper, Broad street: "30
W. Noel, Watch Maker
Bread str'cf. under .Masonic lla'l nAD
P. B. Fagin Physician and
Surgeon, broad street. under Slavonic Ifall.
Z. P. Davis, Gunsmith,
Broad street. n3O
Woods and Brother, whole
>»alc and retail ntoro, Broad street. a 8()
Davis and Hurst, wholesale
and retail merchants, cor. Brond and I’inc sts.
Edwin Field, Jeweller, near
the comer of Broad and Pino afreets.
Spring Hill House, by John
Toffee corner of Brond and Bine street*.
Missouri boarding House,
by Geo. VV. Kidd, cor. of Broad and F’ine.
J. Spruance and Brothers,
Wholesale and retail Grocery Store, Broad st
Broad Street Drug Store
by Dr. Clark, corner Broad and Pine. a.*W
T. G. WILLIAMS,
ATTORNEY A T LAW,
Office on Broad Street, Nevada City Cal*
Win. T. Barbour, office,
Main street, 1 door east ol Barker's Fx
change, up stairs.
JOB PRINTING
a.n*; at tide Office at (Leehorlfit notice
ALWAVS IMPARTIAL, BUT NEVER NEUTRAL.
NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER, 25, 1851,
H. Baruh, wholesale and
retail clothing store, Broad street,
IDeer Creek Water Co., at
Delinonico’s, Broad street. a3U
James W. Morrison,
General Dealer, Hroad street. a3O
W. J. Knox, Physician and
Surgeon, a lew doors above l*ine. a3O
City Market, by Henry Da
vl% Broad street.
Virginia House, by P. G.
Womack, Broad street. a'iO
Lewis and Co., Wholesale
and Botail Merchants, Hroad street 0
Broad Street Saloon, By
W. H. Starr. Broad street. a3O
Uliman and Johnson, Cloth
ng Store, Broad street. a3O
Post Office, Main Street.
Green Store, by Field and
Co., Broad aired. a'iO
Travelers’ Rest, By S. V.
Hardesty, Broad street. a3l)
White,rHall, By James Wea
ver, Broad »eet. a3O
T. A. Livermore, Dentist,
Broad sired. a3O
AWFUL TRAGEDY!!
undersigned wish tu inform their
JL friends mid the in inert* generally that we
keep constantly on hand aid for sale at the
old stand of Lawson & Reagan in the Ra\inr
west of Kiotaville, a lull stuc k of (Groceries, Li
quor**, Provisions and miner's supplies.
We do our own hauling and are determined
tu se ll us cheap as the die pe»i
JR VEILS & VANC'I L.
K I if i\ iHe. ,1/iy Vh, IttSl. nia.’f
JOHN T. lUUOHE. f«KO. BOKBADAILK
MOORE & BORRADAILE,
South v ide of Bn a 1 *t. next door to the
Greg tv House, Wholesale & Retail Dealers,
Groceries ami Provisions Ate. Have con
stantly on hand, and ure receiving daily all
kinds of desirable goods. Consist ug oj
Flour, Pork, Harley. Hams, Butter. Cheese,
Tea, ColVuu, Sugar, Beans, Apples. Pe.i» lies.
Lard. Syrup, Tohaeeo, Liq tors, Spices, mi
ning Tools 4ft*•
They invite the attention of Miners and
Packers to their well assorted stun*-* and
will give satisfaction as to the quality of their
goods. in 1 6 m
Western Market.
W KBSTER <|« Co. would inform the r ’ r n ‘‘
of Nevada and IV* public in general that they
now have on hand at their t.-t iblihia.n', on
Main street, adjoining Barker’s some of the
best MEATS th • market affords. Also, u large
assortment of Gilt) ERIES.
Nevada City, April 19th, 1851.
Hotel dc France.
I'HEWJI HOTEL 4- HE STACK AST
The proprietors of this establish meul have
recently lilted up their building, and now pre
pared to Hccouimodate all persons who may
avor them with a call, in the best style. They
have good beds for the accommodation of all
persons who may be traveling without blankets.
Their bar contains a large selection ol the must
choice liquors. Boarding can he had at Sid
jt rW< k. Board rs who wish hut 2 meals per
day ..I.
CIIAS. CAPDI.N k V. DRKVDEA/1.
Nevada, May, 14ih, 1851.
Barber Shop.
15 V J KWALD.
Persons wishing a good shave, haircut,
shampooing &c., arc invited to call at
the Barber shop, on broad street, in the
Spring Hill House, where they can he
accommodated.
Nevada. Aug 20—tf.
J GREGORY’S At
lantic and Pacific
Express, Hoffman and Co,
agents at Nevada City.
This F.xprcss Ims no connection with any
other concern, and persons doing business
with this Cine can he assured that whatever
they entrust to its management at either of
its Offices, will reach its destination without
passing through other hands, or meeting with
delay. Special Messengers in charge of Ex
press Mutter for this Cine, are dispatched hy
every Steamer leaving New Vork and San
Francisco.
Gold Oust, Packages ami parcels of every
description, and Letters forwarded to all parts
of the United States. Canada, Kurope, Ore
gon, and the Sandwich Islands. Gold Oust,
and other Valuable Parcels insured through
under Policies in Insurance companies in
New York.
Ojjutt. Agents.
New fork, mews. Thompson Jj- Hitchcock.
Panama, linn Itunnds if Co,
Trinidad, Gifford if Ltnsleij.
Marysville , F. Wadsworth.
New Orleans , F H. Higgins.
Honolulu, .S'. I. Mitchell if Hutchins.
Portland, Ore. Ihckelsnn if Co.
Nevada City, Hoffman if Little.
Liverpool, John W. Hart.
Monterey, Cal., li. G, Williams.
Sac. City, G. F. Clarke.
Drafts for sale on New York and New Or
cans, in sums to suit.
Principal Office, 280 Montgomery st., San
Francisco.
J. \V. GUKGORY,
Proprietor and Manager.
1 HOFFMAN if- CO., Agents at Neva
-1 da City, Offu eon Main Street, inner of Pin
' NB A Messenger will leave This Office
1 in season to connect nt the Central Office at
I San Francisco v ith the Special Agents, go
\ ng directly through to Now York and New
; rleans, by the firK Steamship.
. Taltersall Stables, Corner
of Main ami Commercial streets, Nevada
City \V li'Baxter janc^s
POETRY.
CONSTANCY.
BY GEO. W. ROGERS.
They asked her if she loved him then,
The high and noble born ;
They asked Jier if she loved him when
Ho passed'her by in scorn;
As he led his bride from the altar side
And she was left a maid forlorn.
They asked her if she loved him still,
When fondest hopes had fled,
And flowers that bloom life's path to fill
Were wither’d, sere and dead!
And the grief she wore told the loye
she bore
For him who had her rival wed.
And when they laid the false one low,
In the willow shade to rest,
She wept, for still she felt the glow
Of young love in her breast;
While she culled a flower from some ma
ny bower,
For the new made grave and its guest.
She still loved on. as when in youth
She caught the deathless flame.
And at the sunset hour in truth
They pleged to love the same.
And the vow she kept till in death she
slept
To know in heaven a purer flame.
SCISSORING*.
l Coleridge advises every reader, and
I especially readers of scarce or out-of
ihe-way volumes, whenever they dis*.
! cover a sentiment, story, illustration
or remark which strikes them as worth
! remembering,that they should straight-
I way lay hold of and remember it as
a charily to other people. The excel
lent Captain 6 T ultle condensed Cole
ridge's advice into his famous apho- |
rism--“V? hen found, make a note of.”
There is frequently more wisdom in ;
a single sentence evolved by accident
—more true wit—than may be found
ii) a studied volume. We love to col- 1
lect such ran dam flashes.
Hannah Moore says to Horace
Walpole;
“If I wanted to punish an enemy - ,
it should be by fastening on him the
necessity of constantly hating some
body.’*
This is a profound saying of Hobbes:!
There is no action of min in this
life, which is not the beginning of so
long a chain of consequences, as that
no human providence is high enough
to give us a prospect to the end.
I.avatcr hit upon the same deep
truth when he so finely exclaimed, |
that he who acted well at the moment
was performing a good action for all
posterity.
II ere is a piece of true wit:
Curran being angry in a debate
one day, put his hand on his heart,
saying:
“ I am the trusty guardian of my
own lionor.”
“ Then,” replied Sir Boyle Roach,
“ I congratulate my honorable friend
on the snug sinecure to which he has ;
appointed himsell.”
A silver cup having been voted to
an officer once for some gallant action,
a dinner was given to celebrate it, and
after the cloth had been n moved, the ;
whole assembled company waited with
interest to hear the eloquence that
should attend the presentation.
The President rose, and thrusting
the cup towards the otliecr said:
“There’s the jug.”
To which the other replied, taking
it up with pleasure, and examining it:
“Is this the mug?”
George II being informed that an j
imprudent printer was to be punished
for having published a spurious kiug’s
speech, replied : “ I hope the man’s j
punishment will be of the mildest sort,
because I have read both ; and, ns far
as I understand either of them, 1 like
the spurious speech better than my '
own.”
Sidney Smith’s definition of the
Popish Ritual is ;
Posture and imposture, flections
and genuflections, laming to the right
and curtsying to the left, and an im
mense amount of man millinery.
Anecdotes of the miser Elwes arc
common, but the subjoined we do not
remember to have seen before. The re
spectable skinflint here openly ex
pressed what English society lias
sneakingly acted upon for a good many
years.
When the rich miser, Elwes, \.ho
left about a million of money to
divided between his two sons, was
advised to give them «omc education
his answer was : “ Putting things
into people’s heads, is taking money
out of their pockets.”
FLAX VERSUS COTTON.
We dip the following from the
Journal of Commerce, on this subject:
The public papers have lately oc
cupied themselves with a controversy
about the probability of finding in flax
a substitute for, and victorious rival
to cotton ; which, us it is alleged, has
now become possible by a pretended
discovery, by a certain Peter Claus
sen, in London, of a method of so pre
paring flax that it can he spun by the
same machinery us cotton- The Ame
rican planters need not be alarmed,
as the idea of such a possibility can
only be conceived by men who are
entirely ignorant of technical matters
in general, and the nature of flax and
cotton in particular. Numerous at
tempts to obtain this end have, in these
fifty years, been made in Europe, by
superficial or sanguine men, but all
have failed as it was to be expected.
A microscopical examination shows,
that the cotton fibre is a hollow, cy
lindrical fibre, covered with number
less points, forming a kind of fur,
which provides an adherence of one
fibre to others when in contact, upon
which the mechanical effect of the
spinning machinery is based; whilst
that of flax is flat, ribbon-likc, and
of a smooth, glossy surface. The
consequence is, that when one fibre is
pulled out of a mass, no others will
follow or adhere (o it of ils own ac
cord, unless drawn out by the same
means, and laid alongside of others.
Whoever has once seen the spin
ning of flax by hand with open eyes
and mind, must be satisfied of this ;
and it is this essential difference of the
two materials which qualifies cotton
for better absorbing and retaining the
pigments of dyes in the interior, and
between the tine fur of its outside.
The vain attempts to overcome this
natural difference, have all been based
upon the destruction, by chemical or
mechanical means, of those qualities
in which flax is superior to cotton,
viz, the length and greater strength
and glossiness of ils fibre, and not
even % partial success has been ob
tained, even when llax was so dena
turalized, that it broke up into frag
ments and dust in the attempts to
spin it.
Yet the only possible result was, the
invention of the machinery which is
now used to spin flax, differing in its
features and modus operand! from cot
ton machinery, as much as one fibre
differs from the other; requiring great
er care, and doing less work; even
this is only obtained with the partial
toss of the strength of the flax fibre,
as it js indisputable that in this respect,
machine-spun linen is inferior to hands
spun. I may, with this, barely men
tion, that flax, at an agricultural crop,
is one of the most precarious, most
caprcious in ils demand and choice of
soil and climate, most uncertain in its
results, as well in the soil as in the
divers laborious and difficult opera
lions it requires, after being out, and
before it becomes fit for spinning.
Hence it will be, that this elder
sister will always walk alongside of
ils younger competitor, cotton, and
always command a price exactly
so much higher as is warranted by its
more dificult and laborious culture
and manipulation, its superior strength
and durability, ils greater brilliancy,
smoothness of touch, and other quali
ties, as surely as wax candles will
always he preferred to tallow candles,
and woodcocks be better paid for limn
mutton.
The following original method of
burying n horse, we find iu an ex
change :
At the recent race nt Ascot, the
famous horse Tiberius broke his leg
by hounding against one of the posts
of the barrier, while preparing for the
race. His owner. Lord Millbank,
lost ten thousand pounds in bets upon
him, besides his value, and others lost
heavily, the law of the course being
that all lost bets shall be paid, whetb
the failure to win come from accident
or less speed,
Three days afterwards, Lord Mill
bank gave a very sumptuous dinner
The most distinguished of the English
Peerage were present, and the convi
viality ran high. Towards the close,
j the noble host arose in his place, and
1 proposed to drink to the departed
Tiberius. It was clamorously receiv
ed, but the speaker remained standing
with bis glass in his hand.
“We drink to Tiberius,” said Lord
' Millbank, when the shouts subsided,
‘•the most beautiful the mo-t admira-
NO. 44.
I ble, the most spirited eourser wh<
hoof's ever trod British turf.”
•Shouts again rose to the roof.
“ You know,” continued his L.O
ship, “ the achievments of this hor
1 His deeds belong to history. Fai
has taken charge of his glory. I
it belonged to me—to you, my loi
and gentlemen—to do honor to
mortal remains! I wished that t
lofty courser should have a but
worthy of his deserving*. He has
My cook had fitly prepared him, a
you have feasted on him to-day. H
my lords and gentlemen, this m
which you have relished so keenly
! these dishes which have awakei
such inquiry as to what animal co|
be so delicious —it was Tiberius ! I
noble courser reposes in your sto
aehs ! May your digestions be li®h
i At these words, the enthusiasm c.«
centraled fora moment—possibly w
some vague thought of an immedij
resurrection—but, with a sudden bn
of hurrahs, the idea took 'he turn
a sublimity, and another glowing bu
per went to join the departed in I
metempsychosis.
THE PALACES OF FRANCE.
Versailles is a striking monumt
of the selfish profligacy of King-cr
and the long suffering patience of I
lions, Hundreds of thousands of
borer's children must have gone hi
gry to thi r straw pallets, in order tl
their ne< Jy parents might pay t
inexorable tax levied to build tl
palace. Yet after all it has sto
mainly uninhabited Its immense e
penses and unequalled splendor 1
quire an immeasurable profusion
its occupant, and the income even
tings is not absolutely without Hit
So Versailles, with six or eight oil
royal palaces in and around Pat
has generally stood empty, entoili
on the country an enormous anm
expense for its simple preservatic
And now, though /Vance ha* 01
grown royalty, it knows not what
do with its costly, spacious, glitterii
shells. A single palace (Ilambouilh
stunning farthest from Paris, was co
verted, under Louis Philippe, into
gigantic storehouse for wool, while i
spacious parks and gardens were wis
ly devoted to the breeding and sust
nance of the choicest Merino shea
The others mainly stand empty, at
how to dispose of them is a nation
perplexity. Some of them may I
converted into hospitals, insane r
treats, See., others in libraries, or ga
leries of art and science ; but Ve
sullies is too far from Paris for nug
but a retreat as aforesaid, and has co
so immense a sum that any use whit
may be made of it will seem wasted
I presume it could not be sold as
stands for a tenth of its actual cot
Perhaps it will be best, therefore,
convert all the others into direct use
and preserve this for public inspei
tinn as a perpetual memorial of tl
reckless prodigality and all devottrii
pump of kings, and us a warning
nations never again to entrust the
destinies to men who, from their vei
education and the influences surroun
ing them through life, must be led
consider the toiling millions as main
created to pamper their appetites,
gratify their pride, and to pave wi
their corpses their road to extend
dominion. [Greeley’s Letters.
A Parisian paper exceedingly e
joys the following:
A proof of the originality of Britii
manners is the genuine regard of t
English for the game of chess. 'I
wards the end of the year 1848, Ca]
Thomas, who for six months had be
playing a game of chess with A
Williamson,was ordered to the Cape
Cood Hope. Thegentlem i agreed
continue the game by con- -pendent
the stakes being oOU guineas. Th
made several moves by letter, b
Captain Thomas, during a Caffre bi
lie, was wounded ami died. Befo
dying, however, he diew up a stat
mi nt, in which combining all the po
sible or probable moves of his adve
•ary, he terminated the game, m
then, replacing the men, he enjoin*
one of his club colleagues to play o
the game Mr. Il’illiamson agree
I and after a struggle of three mont
between himself and the testamenta
executor of Captain Thomas, in wide
i of course, all the London amateurs i
I lerested themselves intensely, the Ii
■ ter was declared the victor.
This, adds the journal, is one of t!
rarest and most curious incidents tl
we recall.
Thera is a man in Sacramento, s«
Fitch, whose whiskers are so red,
looks of a dark night, like a fal
meteor.

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