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A, A. SARUKNT AND W. O. AI.RVN
Thursday illorniii'.'. .lan. I.
Railroad to Sacramento.
We are informed that application willl
ho made at the ensuing session of the
Legislature, for a charter for a railroad j
between this city and Sacramento. Cer- j
tain individuals have taken hold of this
important movement, not discouraged
hy the inertness of the mass of the com
munity, and are determined to carry it
on, The railroad meetings of this city
and Sacramento resulted in nothing,
and now persons who wish to see the
the project succeed should take hold of
it without waiting the tardy movements
of public meetings. We propose sub
scription liooks for stock he opened in
this city, at Sacramento, and at San
.Francisco, so that all who wisli may
give substantial testimonial of their con
fidence in the route, and willingness to
embark in the enterprise. There is
money enough in the State that would
be advanced in the first real opening of
the undertaking, to ensure its speedy
completion. At any rate, it is well to try
the experiment, and if there is the
shrewdness and calculation in California
capitalists which we believe there is,
there will bo no lack of means.
For several months in the year, in an
ordinary season, the whole of this sec
tion is virtually isolated from the lower
cities —transportation of goods ceases—
provision*, &c. rise to enormous prices
travel is nearly suspended -quartz works
t.re stopped for want of machinery—we
get little news, few mails—-to he sure
we do some gold digging, hut the pro
ceeds are dammed up, and are nearly
unavailable till the roads get passable
—and all these vexations and incon
veniences wo are suffering for want of a
railway. Meanwhile, the cities below
are glutted with goods and scarce of
money—the machinery wo need is rust
ing at the manufactories—every tiling
wo are suffering for, they arc suffering
for an opportunity to send us, Give us
hy all means a railway. Its influence
on business would bo sufficiently bene
ficial to justify its creation, even if its
direct profits were likely to ho far less.
The press should not lot this matter
sleep. It is one of groat public moment,
and should be kept before the public.
California is a fxst country in its way,
but its way is crude and uncertain. Like
a spendthrift heir, it is fust using up its
principal without using moans to repair
the waste. Although our mines are
inexhaustible, they will by and hy
cease to produce sudden fortunes, and
so with all the elements of wealth we
possess. Mow while our Stale is vigor
ous, and has largo means, enterprises
which will ensure its perpetual youth
fulness and prosperity should bo origi
nated. If a railway were sent this way
into the mountains, onr agricultural
lands would increase in value by open
ing the maiketsof the Stats to ready
ncctss and the improvement of these
lands would he of the greatest advantage
to the whole northern section, ensuring
its permanent occupancy by men of the
right stamp. There are many branches
of induslry that would ho fosteicd hy a
inilroad, and these give vigor and im
portance to the State. A mining com
munity alone can never ho a permanent
or successful one. To stamp this State
with the true image and superscription
of greatness, there needs that openings I
he made for the mechanic and farmer \
in its midst. Wo repeal, a railroad from
Nevada to Sacramento is the great en
terprise for this portion of the State.
The New Year.
'I ho solemn man'll of time has brought
tho close of another year, anil with it
terminated its struggles, its disappoint
ments, its anxious cares, its hopes, its
loves, its fears, its hates, its vicissitudes
of every name. Another year his
dawned upon us. From tho grave of
the past has risen in newness and hope
another of those broad periods by which
men mark the (light of life, and count
the ceaseless ages of existence. At
inch a moment it is well to pause and
pass in review each for himself the
fleeting scenes of tho vast drama of
mortality thankful for the good that
has crowned our being, repenting of the
evil we have done, faking new drafts
from the fountain of human kindliness,
nnd setting higher aims ns the seopo of
ambition. How many moralists cun
look on the eternal record of the spent
year, and believe no act calls lor contri
tion, no thought or deed hath ascended
to the high court of Supreme Majesty
that calls for merciful forbearance
And how many weary and faint with
sorrow, can look upon the o'erflowing
cup of the past year, and see no efe
meats of goodness, no kindly remem
brances of the watchful presence of the
overruling lieing. How many can look
on the rapid flight of time, its sweeping
deep lesson of that hiurnc fr*m which j
no traveler returns.
Yet we hail with gladness the bright
new year. Everywhere it is connected
with sweet associations, happy memo
ries. buoyant anticipa’ions. The wise
provision of man's nature makes hope
his guardian argol, to whisper warm
hopes of the future, to gild with sun
shine the impenetrable mysteries to
come, and to bestow the confidence he
needs to tread with light step the path
'of life. If the past has been hitter.
! hope assures better things of the future
j If the pas', has been spent amid bowers
of prosperity and pleasantness—the fu
ture seems to promise the same, and
more abundantly. Therefore, when
the new year's morn unfolds on tin
earth, it is everywhere hailed with joy
and song, for it ncw-creatcs hope—the
impulse and nerve of being. On such
I pensions few will road the over charged
i and gloomy, though eloquent, pages of
i llassclas, and believe Johnson knew the
| true chords and spiings of life.
Most sincerely, this morning, do we
hid a “happy New \ ear’’ to all our rea
ders. Though life is hut a fleeting
dream, yet it hath many genial points,
much of real kindliness, which the cor
rect mind always finds, to soften its
rougher hours. Again, to one and all,
a happy New Year!
JBfc-y* About sunrise, on Monday morn
in}; last, the residents of Broad street
were aroused by the ringing of bells,
and the cry of lire! It was soon dis-,
covered that the fire proceeded from '
the Broad Street House, and was ex
tinguished with little difficulty. Had
the fire occurred previous to the late j
rains, when the buildings were dry. the !
street, in all probability, would have
been destroyed: as it was, the only
damage done, was to start a few indi
viduals out of their beds rather earlier
than usual, if that was any damage.
Nevada Amusements. Now that
the Chapman Family are gone, amuse
ments may be deemed scarco. Not so.
The "hoys” promise an entertainment 1
for “a New Year's Jubilee,” this eve-!
ning at the Jenny Lind, which as the i
bills promise will combine a very con
siderable variety.
In connection with theatricals the!
question is asked, whore isT. C. Green ? j
His washerwoman is anxious cn the j
point, not to mention the barber, and
those of whom ho borrowed clothes and ;
money, forgetting (the fault of great
men) the unimportant part of making
any return. Among the anxious ones is 1
the negro whose “diamond ring” non esl |
inventus. Query, did our worthy friend
take passage from Nevada, or Grass
Valley 1 * |
Grass Vitiev, Dec. SO. 1851.
Mrasas, Lun(ihk.—On tliis evening
“Madison Lodge” of A. V. Masons met
at the “Alta" fi •r the election of officers.
Those named iij the dispensation and
tlioso elected nro as follo.vs :
.S’. Conway Richardson, W, M.
Louis R. lowers, S. \V.
Henry R. Hannah, J. \V.
A. M. Winn, 8c cretnrv,
Zenoo Wheeler, Treasu-cr,
John J. Willis, S. 1),
Wm. Allen. J. I).
Solomon Hcyman, Tyler,
Samuel J. May, Chiip'ain.
Iho evening was very had. yet the \
meeting was well attended. The Sec-j
rotary was directed to apply to the j
Grand Lodge for tin exchange of diipcu- !
sations. which will be done to-night.
Vours, &c., A. M. WL\i\.
Secretary, Madison Lodge.
P. S. The papers in the State, friend- i
ly to the Order, will please copy.
Quartz.—A correspondent of the Cou- j
t ier, writing from Raymond’s Mill, Dec, j
21st, has the following ;
“After a two years’ experience in the :
mines, 1 only begin to appreciate the '
\ast mineral resources of the country j
A man stands a chance to ho called
an enthusiast if he fells of what actual- j
ly exists. Since the era of quartz min
ing began, a field for the profitable in
vestment of capital has op. ned unparal
leled in the history of man. It is al
most beyond comprehension, and none
can properly appreciate it till they see j
it. These leads have been explored
from Sonora to O egon, and the amount
of machineiy which will be required to
work them cannot be estimated. 1 have
passed over three hundred miles of the
country, and have seen specimens of rock
wdiich were brought from points a thou
sand miles from each other ; some from i
the desert east of the Sierra, some from !
Somn'a, others from Oregon—all exhibit- I
ing incontestable evidence of their rich- 1
ness in the precious metals. Immense 1
veins exist in this vicinity, visible for
miles in length, varying from two to
fourteen feet in thickness, and running,
as is supposed to the centre of the eai th
Query ' How long would it take for
a six-horse power engine to work oie of:
tlioso loads out ?
The last man’s great-grandchild would
have grey hairs before an hundred-horse I
power engine could do it. So let vour 1
careful and wise rich men still doubt i
on, in the belief that California is all!
a humbug. The time is coming, ami 1
soon, when they of little faith will be
compelled to bulisve that a part of that 1
which glitters is really gold.”
Pamac-ed.— About half prist 12 Tester- 1
•lay morning, the inhabitants in the
vicinity of Law's Whuri' « ere start!l
by !i crush, caused by the falling of a
niass of r ick and earth from the hill
between Green and luion streets, over
hanging the U. IS. Dondcd Warehous*-*.
where extensive excavations have been
■ inde. Some two thousand tons of earth
were found to have fallen on and m" linst
the western cud of one of the house-,
which is mado of corrugated iron, and
is one hundred and twenty five feet deep
!>y about eighty feet front. They are
owned by Air. Griffin. The injured
house is completely tilled with stored
goods, and the weight of the earth forced
about sixty feet of the upper part of the
building firward. throwing the goods
inside into almost inextricable confusion,
creating oje ning.s through which the
vain has been beating all night. The
damage done by this accident is esti
mated at thirty thousand dollars, which,
as the goods have been stored at the
expense o, 1 nclo Sam, will, of coursi*. he
sustained by his broad shoulders. The
house is also badly injured. There
were two men sleeping in one of the
buildings when the accident occurred,
one of whom was sick ; they were both
uninjur d. A great quantity of perish
able goods, such as sugar and similar
merchandise, is exposed to the rain, with
nothing but canvas, which has been
spread since the occurrence, to protect
it. '1 he slide was caused by the rain
having penetrated the crevices exposed
by blasting operations on the side of the
hill, i his has loosened and brought
down more of the rocks and earth than
several tons of gunpowder could have
removed. Iho rain which descended
in copious showers all the morning must
have caused sti 1 greater damage to the
goods in the warehouse, and we may
also have similar land slides in that vi
cinity should it continue.— Alla , Dec 2ti.
Presidential Movements. — A cor
respondent of the Stockton Journal, writ
ing from New York City, has the fol
lowing :
“While in Washington I could easily
perceive that already there wore move
ments on foot in relation to the next
presidential campaign. Judge Douglass
was there on the spot, and it is .-aid,
that with many chances in his favor, he
intends to make a bold push for the
presidential chair ; hut some of the older
ones think that he is in too grcai a hurry
A largo mass of Democrats, and of those
who. hold the strings of power, have
settled on Gov. Maroy, who they believe
is the strongest man. I believe there
will he a great struggle between these
two. At the agricultural dinner in Bal
timore, whom Marcy and Douglass were
present, the former toasted hisopp incut,
and hoped that the nation would have
the benefit, the nest tix years of Air
Douglass’ able counsels in the Senate
Douglass replied with a toast, ‘Governor
Maroy, a man without a flaw in his repu
tation. and only our jialch on his breech
es." The encounter was keenly relished
by t!ie company.
A large body of the Whigs are for
hill more for President, and certainly no
man. since the days of Washington has
tilled this great office more free from
reproach, more justly or with more
credit to our country, than Milliard
Fillmore; hut another division centre
upon Gen. Scott, believing that his mili
tary fame will ho the most available
power against the Democrats. The
contest at all events, has already begun,
and soon the different divisions of both
parties will bo rallying for the strug
gle."
Earthouak es --The shock of an earth
quake was experienced throughout the
city yesterday morning. Another wa>
distinctly felt about twenty minutes h •-
fore ten o’clock lust night. It ran from
south-cast to north west, producing a
strange, tremulous motion, that felt ns
if an electric shock hud been passed
through the frame. At thirty-five min
utes past 11 j>. m. another shock was
felt, much more severe than those pre
ceding it. It lasted several seconds,
<>nd was quite ns violsnt and of longer
duration than that which occurred on
the morning of the 15th of May last
The motion was horizontal, and almost
north and south. The earth was per
ceptibly tremulous for many seconds
after the first violence of the shuck hud
subsided.-
■S. F. Herald.
Information Wantfd. —Mr. Roger
II Mtirphey left Cincinnati about the
30th of March, 1850, for California, via
■St- Louis an-i St. Josephs, Mo. Ilis
friends in Ohio learned that lie had ar
rived at -Salt Lake on the Ist Sept.,
1850, and intended to leave for Califor
nia on the following day. They have
had no tidings of him since, lie was an
Odd fellow, and held a traveling card
from Ohio Lodge No. 1. of Cincinnati.
It is probable ho may have visited some
Lodge in California. Wo request tho
Secretaries to examine their books, and
if they find his name recorded, write to
us at this office, where any information
concerning him will be thankfully re
ceived. -
-tlarysville Hr raid.
Ihe Sacramento. —The river lias
been 80 swollen by the rain, tnat it is
now within about four feet of the natu
ral banka of this city and Washington
A long continuance of the rains, espe
cially wore it to fall as liberally as it
did during several of the showers on
Saturday, would biing to bear a severe
test upon our common wall of defence
Fortunately, the majority of the twenty
four hours of each day are free from
rainy visitations, and in the intervals of
rain, the wind and an occasional warm
sun, effects a wonderful evaporation of
the water already fallen.— Union, 29/ A.
Waterman focnd Guiltv. —ln one
of the cases against Capt. Waterman,
that for assaulting John Smith, on trial
in the IT. 5. Court, last week, the jury
returned a veidict of “guilty.”-
Alta, from Los Angeles, mar be some
what interesting as pKing a different
view of the Indian difficulties, from
those firmerly published.
Los Anci:i.es, Pee. fi, ISI .
The people in this direction have been
suffering the most horrild excitement
in view of an expected attack from ihe
Indians A pitrol guard has ben kept
up. and so well has it done its duty that
alarms have been given, both here and
at neigh boring towns, and the people
hurried off at night to a place of safety.
In my opinion, however, the whole Ijum
ness is ridiculously exaggerated. There
has been an cm'u'e at Warner's Rancho,
distant from hero 120 miles, but Juan
Antonio, the chief of the Indians who
live in the neighborhood of tin' Mor
mons, has sent word to the authorities
here that if they require his aid, ho is
ready to join them with his whole force.
The idea which has been so industrlous
|ly circulated, and apparently so uni
versally believed, that all the Ind.ans
had combined, and wore about to make
a descent upon this city and San Diego,
seems to mo the highest of absurdity,
and is contradicted by well known facts.
There is nothing new in there being
1 troubles with tiro Indians at Warner's
| Ho has been driven off his rancho ho
, fore by the Indians. 1 here is a quarrel
of long standing between Warner and
i the Indians, on account of some land
! whicV both claim. I bis old trouble has
received a fresh aggravation this season,
| in consequence of the Sheriff of San Die
go having seized the property of the In
dians for taxes; and as Warner is the
Senator from that county, it is natural
that the Indians should charge the busi
ness to him. As to what is going on at
the Colorado, reports arc so contradicto
ry that little reliance can he placed up
on them, You will probably have a
better account than 1 can give you, via
San Diego.
The patriotic zeal of Gen. Ilean has
been aroused by this affair, and in his
usual summary manner he has called
out the militia for a two months cam
paign. What authority he has for so
doing is more than I can toll you ; but
the Genera l is as fund of assuming power
as was ever Gen. Jackson himself. It
will he recollected that it was ho that
was the unauthorized cause of the More
head expedition, which will cause the
State an expenditure of at least $200.-
000 before it is through with. The
present expedition 1 anticipate will not
cost much less. It may he all right, for
what 1 know, hut it must he painful lo
every good citizen to see the funds of
the .State expended so recklessly.
Later from China—By the ar
rival, today, of the Swedish bark
Jackin from Hong Kong, we have files
of papers to the loth of October. The
Jackin brought over one hundred
Chinamen.
Ihe Hong Kong Register of the;
14th October, says that the I’. and U.
Co’s steamer Canton, which met with
so much damage from collision with j
a sunken rock in the passage leading
from Cumsingmoon into the river, in
January last, has had, after many
drawbacks and difficulties, all the ne
cessary repairs made upon her hull
and machinery, and has been refitted
for service.
The same paper says that at an exs
■unination held lately in Canton for
ihe purpose of awarding Literary de
grees, no less than eight thousand can
didates entered their appearance.—
from the crowded state of the Hall,
the heat, or other causes, it is said,
eight died during, or shortly after the
meeting.
It was reported at Fu-chow, that
there had been a conspiracy in the
Imperial family, to remove the Kmpc
ror, and that his life was in danger.
Official notice is given in the Straits
Times of September 30, that a Light
House has been erected on Pedro
Branca, a rock off the eastern entrance
to the Straits of Singapore.
The criminal sessions of the Su
pi'erae Court, commenced at Hong
Kong on (he 15th. The calendar
numbered fourteen cases,
A fire broke out in Canton, on the
night of the Bth October, which de
stroyed about 20i) houses, and a large
quantity of woollen and cotton goods
The fire occurred outside of the. walls,
in the part of the city occupied by for
eigners. At one time the factories
were in imminent danger.
The 10th government sale of opium
was held at Calcutta, on the Ist Sept.,
when 1,950 chests of Patna, and 800
chests of Benores were sold.—Picay
une, Dec. 21th.
\ali,e jo Ball. —We copy the follow
ing account of the Vallejo Ball from the
editorial correspondence of the Union ;
' A bird's eye glance at the party, dis
closed the fact that there were sixteen
ladies and one hundred and fifty gentle
men present. Among the former, were
hut two of the fair representatives of
of Sacramento, and not more than five
or six of the San Francisco ladies. The
remainder were from the region round
about Vallejo and Benicia. The politi
cal world was voiy largely represented.
Owing to the great scarcity of obtain
ing partners many of the political char
acters adjourned to the lobbies, and
there, surrounded by champagne ami
smoke, discussed the affairs of State.
Representatives and Senators elect,
were particularly eloquent upon the
subject of the Capital, and the probable
action ot the Governor on the Superin
tendent's Report.
Vallejo might have had some friends
in the cliq no assembled within the walls
of the Capitol, hut their voices were I
drowned amid the roar of anatbamas |
hurled upon the place by those mem-|
-Cour.
Imts t.aii T imp r. ft. and no chance for
u cli mg. n! f!n*' 'ng.
The efT-ct o' the hull, no far as retain
ing the s' at of government at Vallejo i
concerned, has been most disastrous,
and if the managers expected to make
political capital by the movement, they
have been uio-t vvofully disappointed.
That they got up the ball on a scale ol
liberality which reflects tiro highest
credit upon them, none will deny : that
the few of their number whs were pie
sent, exerted tie msclvcs to render the
entertainment pleasing and attractive
to those assembled, is admitted: hut the
fates were against them The idea of
a State Hall, at which all should ho in
vited. was distasteful to the fashionable,
and they would not go. The fiouth
presumed it was gotten up for the pur
p sc of removing the capital from their
beloved San Jose, and they refused to
attend. Ihe weather was likewise tin
propitious, and many who had intended
to he present, were deterred on that
account.
However, the general impression even
among the most hitter foes of the hall
managers, seemed to ho that the capital
would remain permanently at Vallejo:
that tho buildings wore sutli ienlly con
venient. and that the great increase of
population in Northern California, de
manded the seat of government at sonic
point above San Jo-o. and that the peo
ple of the State had so decided through
the ballot box.
To return from tho digression. Tho
supper was excellent, and partaken of
with a relish which was complimentary
to tho chef tie cuisine. The wines were
of the most costly brands, and there was
a greater display and variety of liquors
than has over been seen at a similar
entertainment in the .State. The total
expense of the festival was 52.300, and
the presumption is, that on tho whole,
‘•it didn't pay’’those who footed the
hills.
After supper, the danoi ig was renew
ed, and sustained with spirit until t
o'clock, when the guests separated, some
to grope their way through unfathom
able mu 1 to a hospitable private resi
dence and otlie s to wander around the
hairen hills, which are tho only natural
productions of Vallejo.
j Important Discovert Neab Sonora.—
Mr. K. Linoberg, of Sonora, Ims given
os an account of a discovery recently
! mtide in Tuolumne county, which is like
ly to leal to very important results
I Sonora is surrounded by many Hats.
I which have not as yet been worked.
Slinks have b en sunk in many parts of
those Hats. After digging through from
six to ten feet of clay, sand and gravel,
the minors came to a solid substance,
having the aopoiraneo of soapstone.
Some of them tried to dig through, and
went down fifteen to thirty feet, hoping
to find the lodge ; but they found noth
ing, and left their work. A quantity of
this substance, from I’yrmont, { Shaw's
H it.) was brought to Air. Linoberg fur
the piirjKiso of being assayed, and the
result ol three different tests was, that
this clay or soapstone yielded from three
to four cents per pound. The gold was
| exceedingly fine. Mr. L. says that this
auriferous substance is very hard and of
a greasy nature; that rockers, toms, or
sluices will not separate the gold, and
that it must undergo a thorough chemi
cal decomposition, before an amalgama
tion can be off cited. Seienlilio miners
are not required to work in - this gold
bearing clay ; neither is capital needed.
Any man who can use a pick and shovel
can get it o t, Mr. h. thinks that two
men can dig eight cubic feet per day,
each cubic foot weighing seventy-five
pounds. Imx hundred pounds at four
cents, would make $24 per day. Allow
-1 1-2 c [i r pound tor grinding and amal
gamating. would leave $7,bU per day to
each workman. Mr. L. is of opinion
that there is an abundance of this
ganguo in the H its around .Sonora, and
that it will pay well, as soon as machi
nery adequate to the complete amalga
mation mid extraction of the gold c n
be procured. - -M,i ktan Journal.
Drowned. —A man by the name of
John Browning fell overbomd Saturday
night about 11 o’clock, a hundred yards
below the storeship Ant worth. He was
hoarding the schooner Joseph Hewitt,
and it wus supposed fell from the bridge.
A noise of something lighting in the
water was heard by Henry Krriott, who
was in the cabin. He went out as soon
as possible, but before ho con d get any
assistance to the man ho sunk and dis
appeared. Search w made with a
lantern, but it was so dark and the cur
rent so strong that nothing could be
seen of the man after the lirst glimpse
of his sinking form. Union.
Murder at Moouklum.se Hill.— The
Alta, of the 29th ult, contains an ac
count of a most shocking affair that
happened at Moqueluame Mill, on
1 hursday last. It appears that a man
by the name of James Campbell took
possession ot a mule belonging to a
Mexican, and commenced riding him
backward and forward to amuse the
lookers-on A friend of the owner of
the mule went to him, like a gentleman,
and asked fo l- it; he was met by a blow
which threw him a little off his lialunoe
alter recovering which, ho made n
pass tor his knife. Campbell also drew
his kni e. and threw it into the l hilian's
side, who expired almost immediately,
but not until he had tnrown his own
knife with such force that, passing its
mark, it stuck fast into the Empire
House, a distance of about ten yards.
Campbell, accompanied by two or three
Iriends, fled down Steep Gulch, pur
sued by a party of Chilians. They
overtook the former at the tent of two
miners, mini d John Lawson and John
Beeves, where they stopped to load their
pistols. I'ho Chilians immediately com
menced firing indiscriminately into the
tent, and wounded Beeves very severe
ly though not mortally. Lawson acci
dcnta.ly shot himself during the affray
in the leg, widen it is feared, will require
amputation Campbell also received
a ball in his left arm near the shoulder.
A party of Americans coming up at this
time, took Campbell into custody, a a J
brought him into town,
Ihe next day a court was organized
by the people to try the matter. The
examination occupied nearly the entire
day. and the jury, after an hour's ab
sence, returned a verdict of >■ guilty of
murder without provocation.”
It was then decided that the prisoner
should ho delivered over to the civil au
thorities and a committee of ten persons
was appointed to guard him. At this
stage of the proceeding a gentleman
stepped on the front of the stage an 1
moved that the prisoner he allowed to
go free. The motion was curried in the
affirmative by acclamation, and the pri
on or went to an upper room of the
house unmolested.
Quartz Operations.— 'l'lio mill of
the Bunker Hill Company being in ope
ration during this week, we took occa
sion on Wednesday afternoon to visit
it. Tho works of this company arc tru
ly admirahlc^br-their substantiality and
accuracy —trafTbc great principle they
are designed to work upon, is not yet
sufficiently tested in the little time of
their operation. The water is taken
from tho creek by flume about a thous
and foot above tho mill, and fills upon
a massive wheel which turns two pow
erful rollers. These rollers instanta
neously crush tiro quartz as taken from
the vein by railway. From the roller
the quartz is cairio-i by an endless
chain of buckets up to tho mouth of the
large blast furnace. After being sub
jected to an immense boat, it drops
gradually to tho bottom of tho furnace,
and is there drawn out into a trough of
water, and thrown aside. The theory
of the operation supposes tho gold to be
smelted out, and to Alter to a chamber
below the furnace. We understand the
gold will be looked fir to-morrow. The
heat seems to destroy all uppearantc of
erystalization. and reduces the quarts
1 1 an extremely brittle state, in some
instances forming slag. Wo wait (or
further tests.
The power of the works is immense,
and the whole op ration is on a magni
ficent scale, and exhibits more enter
prise than any work of any description
wo know of iu this State.
It seemed quite a natural reflection
that the peculiarities of fjtinu would
have little novelly to the tenders of the
blast furnace, if they ever happened to
he initiated in them.
Coining back we called at the Ko’-cre
vein, for which B arren It Kwer. Ids p,
formerly of the Journal, is erecting a
fine mill. His vein is apparently a nest
excellent one, and the works, under tho
skillful direction of our esteemed frien i
N, 11. (iarretson, are of an admirable
character. Mr. Garretson is a mm
ploto workman, as his success in eject
ing mills testilies.
The man named Beatty who was sta
ted in onr last to have boon kilUd at
Grass \ alley by the fill of a tree, was
not killed, but seriously injured.
A Sc mm. will ho opened in this city
at the Odd Fellows Hail, on Monday
next, by Miss Boweis.
The Storm at llkmcu,—l'rom our
correspondent, we le.irn that the s‘nnu
whiili lias prevailed here for several
days, visited our neighboring city with
great violence. It commenced Mowing
hard on Monday morning, and the lid
rising to an unusual height, consideraide
injury has been sustained, e.s eeiallv to
the PaciSc Mail Steamship Company 'a
works Their improvements are so shu
nted as to bo exposed to the full force
of the wind from the south-east; sweep
ing through the valley in the rear of
Marlines, it fll with great violence
upon the vessels moored at the Com
pany s works. I hero are at present no
less than nine of these fine h mt« includ
ing the Company's log boat Sampson,
laying at the wharf, aad some four or
five coal ships, all of wh eti, it was at one
time feared, woul I sustain much injury;
hut we are happy to learn that the ac
tive and skdlfol measures adopted hy
their commanders saved tin in from
damage other than a f-w hours work
and renewal if paint will repair, Thu
principal injury is to the works, the
levee surrounding which gave way tu
the unusual pressure of water, and com
pletely inundated the plateau on which
the improvements stand. The fottn ia
tion of the lino hriek building erected
by the company lias settled on one side,
so that the large chimney connectin''
with the machine shop much resembles
the famous tower of I’isa. The m ae
rial stored, (except the coal) beats, spars,
&o. of tiro different steamers, placed
ashore, have disappeared, although it is
believed sonic arc safe on the hills be
yond. The ferry boat lon, which has
lately been repaired at considerable ex
pense, while endeavoring to roach a
place of safety was driven into the tide,
hut it is believed will be got off without
much damage.—
-Alta.
A remarkable dwarf has arrived at
Washington from Cuba His name is
Correa, and lie appears in the full dress
of a general, lie is only twenty-nine
inches in height, and is represented to
be thirty years of age. Certain it is, he
has a man s head and shoulders, a broad
chest, and a heavy he»-d, which i, O
takes pride in stroking. His legs, how
ever, loth in length and thickness, are
not proportioned to the upper part of the
body. He is a small specimen of mor
tality, and may be regarded as no ordi
nary curiosity.
Died-
At Crass Valley of erysipelas, Dec.
n ft,rs ~~ est, formerly from
England, aged about 40 years
I ( ' n V h S5 olt * D f C 29 ’ J,,hn F - Porter,
late of Mew London, Conn , aged about
80 y ear 9, Connecticut papers please
cop) .

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