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THE NEVADA JOURNAL
VOL. 4. —NO. 4. THE JOURNAL, published evkry fkidav morning dv ' SUDD 3c SKELTON, Office on Main Street, over Wells, &. Co.’s Office. TERMS. For one yenr. in advance $7 00 For six month*. 4 00 For three months. 2 tto Singlo copies, 05 Lcjal BlanllS of nil kinds for sale ut this oflicc. Job Work it* “I 1 its varieties, promptly and neatly executed, at reasonable rates. Advertisements inserted at low rates. L. P. FISH Kit is J.rar only authorized agent at 'an Francisco. He may be found at his desk at the Al&rhants Kxohange. A. DKL AXO«t Wolls, Fargo <y Co.'s oflioe, is Mir authorized agent at Grass Valley. BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBERS. THE undersigned Leg to rot 11 his thanks to the citizens of Nevadafor tin- liberal patronage thus far bestow ed upon his establishment, andto in form them that he is now ready to wait on them In his New Erick Store, lately erected on the corner of Main and Commercial sts., where ho has been doing business for the last two years and a half. 11 is- '-Turk is now I.AR6KK and the VAUIE f V GREATER than at any former tide, having been se lected personally from tins Best Houses in Sen Francisco, whicli. With the practical experience of the undersigned, cannot fail to give salisfei lion to all. Alt work, purchased at libs establishment, if ii rip. before having done reason able service, will be Repaired Kkek or Ciiakok. Having established himself permanently in Nevada, the undersigned is desirous that his work shal commend him to public confidence and lavor, and it will 'be bis constant aim to accomplish this object by doing j nstice to Ids customers. He has also on hand an assortment of Sad dlery, Harness , Whips, Spiers, Sc. Sfc. N. It. Surgery performed on old boots and Shoes as usual, by mending Hie broken; heather Soles put on Rubber Hoots stud Shoes, tints reuderingj.beiu more du rable and less injurious to health. Th-'re will also be a I*R.V<TH’AI. HARNESS MA KER in’readiin ss to makv and rspair at short notice, and on reasonable tenns. P. J. KSPKXSt’II ii! I>, 33tf Corner of Main and Commercial sis PACIFIC RESTAURANT. At ""Tain Street Bridge,” Ncva»3a. r f' , llD UNDEHSKJNICD having purchased .1. 1 1 be entire interest of Ids former partner, respectfully rmiminces. that it is ins intention to make this Facorile ll: daurunt Fi/iud Ic any vf the kind in the City. Every endeavor shall he used, and no expense spared, to make litis place a *>NJiff »RTA REK AND QI’IK.T 111) t .- K for their enlet lathi ment. And he is in hopes Unit with Urn co operation ut itmso who Imve been in his em ploy since the opening of-the above establishment, to ful ly meet the .vault o die public in general. And my individual exertions shall ho used to give salts- i faction to till who may give me a call. 1 sh.fl luit cash hu-dness. upon the most reasonable 'terras : and strictly adhere to temperance principles, OS heretofore. Nevada < itv, Nov ggj, Ic'jJ 31 tf " S. W. CRUSH. : N. B. Wo are ready to give MEALS TO ORDER at all reasonable hours, ani OYS TERS every evening at reduced prices. | IVM. M. STEWART. ME Kg SHARES. ; s' r ewa iit a vSKAm.s, JIT'I'fJHNE YtS ASD (OLWSFLLOL'S AT LA W. Office mi Ufoud street, in Davis' Erick building. AV ii.i.iam A*. tSvKw.utr. District Attorney. 321 reat Attraction. VfEYS CALIFORNIA JEWELRY and In WatchmakingEstablishment,Commer cial st., Nevada city.— The above bouse haw* one of the best workmen in the State, will Manufacture < aliforniu Jewelry of every detcription, at the shortest possible notice. AIso—ENGRAVING Well Executed. DIAMOND. - ? set to order. Eenllemen desiring Gold ! leaded < r olherwise ornamented A'aues nnule v. ill do well to give us a cult. 3-1-lui DISSOLUTION. CTIHE UNDERSIGNED (inn have tins day dis- j ta. -solved partnership by mutual consent. <«. \V. Dickin mil li n ing sold out Ills interest in tin: Bakery and (’oti teclionary business to Thos.T. Thompson. Tim business lii'i'i alter will be conducted by Copp St Thompson. Tim lute lirm beg to return tlmir sincere thanks to the patrons of this establishment, lor their liberal patronage I since their commencement, and hope they will extend , their favors to the new lirm. Nevada, March go—hv DRIKINSON&I’OI‘P. j NEVADA MILL. TO LOVERS OP CrOOD COPPEE. rT is a well known fact that the city of Nevada, j has hitherto been very deficient with respect to the above named invaluable article. In order to ' obviate this lack cf an article so eminently Useful I and wholesome, Messrs. CAIvKE &• CO. have .just opened a coffee mill, nuder the name of Nevada, Mill, On Ukoah street, two doors delow the llotei he Paris, where the residents of Nevada and vicinity may be supplied with ready fresh ground Coffee, whose su periority over any article ot this kind ever imported iu this place, will be contested by none who will fa vor Carre ,t Co. with their patronage. N. Is. Orders promptly attended to, and charges moderate. 40-dm GRASS VAL L E Y BVGiEuuEorrrE gallery. Main Sheet, nearly opposite Mill Street, 1 TWITTED with all the modem improvements, by . which lam enabled to take superior pictures in lair or cloudy, sunshine or stormy weather, Citizen* of Grass Vnf/ry and mi) ••Outsider'’ friends gene rati i/, me invited to call. Sept. 1,1853. titJ-tf GEORGE D. DO UN IN POUND! 4 MEMOBANDI d BOOK. marked Oa Ivin Franklin containing a Note of hand for $.10.. also other pa pers. The owner can have rtiv same by applying to T. \V. t'olhurn, Ksip. and paying for this advertisement JOB WORK. The proprietors of tho Journal have just ma le, and w il coutiuue to make important and KVTKNtJI\ H IMP 110\ KMK\TS IT| -I'llK* H 1? consisting of latest styles lira min' Which, together with their Former Exceik^ WILL ENABLE THEM TO DO WORK EQCAL TO A.W IN THU Wm. J. Kuox, M. I)., OFFERS Ills services to the citizens of Nevada and vicinity. He will devote himself exclu sivcly’to the different branches of his profession, medicine, surgery, etc. Bv proper attention and moderate charges, he hopes to receive a liberal slultc of patronage. At the Nevada Drug »tw t) Broad si. above Pine. 12-3m* £2IGZZT CHECKS San I T ar on Sacramento and San Francisco in sum, to suit purchasers at Jau’v Ist 'oi 11. DAVIS. death. ‘AV it at is Death T asked of an infant child— It covered its innocent face, and smiled ; " hilc I mused on ihe answer the child had given, Behold Hie King’s messenger came from Heaven, And lie said to (he babe in its innocency, ‘•Sweet one, the angels are calling for tliee; ” And e’en as it slumbered he hushed its breath. While 1 started, and whispered ‘ Can this be Death 7” No answer came, and I asked a boy. Whose blue eyes danced with exeese of joy, ‘‘Tell me.” I cried. •• who is this Death-, That twines round each brow an icy wreath I” And the hoy replied, with a meiry gaze, ‘•He’s a giant king of ancient days : His step is feeble, his visage old ; I fear not his touch”—yet his form grew cold. And ids young limbs stiffened henejuh the blow U hich soon laid his joyous spirit low ; Ami Death smiled grimly as upward he bore That merry laughter, whose joy was o’er. •‘Death 1 what a strange, unmeaning thing,” t?aid a Joyous maiden oiuj morn in soring ; An orange wreath circled her youthful brow. Ami her fair face flushed with love’s tell tale glow : Vet e'en at the altar Death stood to kiss Her beautiful cheek, mid proclaimed her his ; And Ihe wail of sorrow wag mournfully strong, As it look the place of the bridal song ; And the fruitless buds oflier morning wreath Were twined on her brow by Hie linger of Death. Death I ‘ Tis a dark and dismal won!. Thai ne’er our joyous home has heaid Thus spake a mother, her young heart’s pride-. Her tirst-born, slept sweetly at her side ; And Death laughed at Ihe beautiful guileless pair Saying, - One soul shall be wanting there ’ Before the risi* of to-morrow’s sun"— 1 looked, and Death a mighty work was done ! ‘•Death, ’said a widow, in accents wild. ‘•He has snatched from my bosom both partner and child: 1 know hint—his visage is grim and old. And bo mortal awakes from his kiss so cold ; 'et lie takes not one who would gludiy go. N'ow no treasure is left to cheer below.” De ath paused, and something of pity he knew, As forth for Hie lone one a wreath he drew ; No wail of sorrow awoke the morn, U hen Death passed out. and her soul was gone. ••Death ! i am weary of Wailing for thee,” Cried an aged man impatiently ; ••1 have borne the sorrows of men for years. And my cheeks are furrowed with many tears. Long have I listened at dead of night for thy footsteps to bear me to realms of light. Come twino thy flowers around my brow, And release my soul (ruin the bondage of woe !” Death (tune; and the spirit was upward borne Dll the rosy wings of the blushing morn. A LOVE STOIIY. He sir Airbed to kiss her. She struggled the same i 1 o prevent him, fu hold am] undaunted ; ! iit, ns smitten t>y lightning, he heard her exclaim, “Avaunt, sir ! nnd off he avaimted, I’nt when lie returned, with the finuliahcat laugh, She win" dearly that h • was affronted. Am! threatened hy main force to carry her off', the cried “Don't!" anil the poor fellow donted. When he meekly approached, and cot down at her feet, Praying loud, as before he had ranted. That she would forgive him, and try to ho sweet And laid “Can’t you V lire dear girl re-canted. Then softly he whispered—“l low ronld you do so 7 I certainly thought I was jilted; Out com.- thn i with me, to the parson we'll go ; Soy, w i*t thou, my doai 7" and she wilted. Then gaily he took her to sec her new home— A shanty hy no means enchanted ‘ See ! In re we can live with no longing to roam," j He said. “Shan’t we, my dear 7” so they shantied ! Spanish Custom in Clija.— They have a very singular < uslom, at a certain season of the year, among the .Spanish Catholics on the Island of Cuba. A gentleman writing from Havana thus describes it: “At a great cathedral Were drawn up an es cort of troops. Soon comes forth a full sized wax figure of the Saviour, with open wounds, standing upon a platform or pedestal, highly decorated, and borne upon the heads of men who are shielded front tne public gaze by a deep c, rlain. reaching neatly to the ground. M ith music playing, the procession, with priests, crosses, candles, Ac., moved slowly along the street. “Soon appeared, coming in an opposite way, a full,sized figure of Mary Magdalene, borne on the shoulders of four priests. It approaches the image of the Saviour, until a seeming re cognition takes place, when it turns suddenly round, and by the peculiar running motion of the priests, the image appears to run very hard up the street, with her long curls shaking in wild confusion. .She meets the image of the Virgin Mary, and tells her of the resurrection, when they both return down the street, the Virgin .Mary being in advance. ■•When the Virgin Mary arrives near the Saviour, by the sudden motion of the forward bearers each figure is made to bow to the other several times, and they all proceed onward to the church from which the two Marys were taken. Both images of the Marys are dressed very gaudily. The dress of the Virgin Mary was of a yellow satin, trimmed with gold, and she had a crown upon her head. Mary Mag dalene was dressed in bine. “After entering the church, the troops fired a fen-dt-joic, and slowly the crowd of wondering ! spectators dispersed.” The following, which is sent us from ! “Old Virginia, to fill a nook in the drawer,” is described by a “constant reader” as hav ing “at least the merit of being true A native of the Emerald Isle, having emigrated at an early age, found his way finally to the “Ancient Dominion,” where he settled, and growing up to man's estate, took unto himself a “better half.” Turning his attention for the first time to the mysteries of horticulture, he among other edible vegetables, had some beans planted by a female servant. On going into the garden a few days af ter, he found them sprouting up, but to his astonishment and dismay, saw the beans sticking to the leaves of the sprouts an inch or more above ground. Reflecting i for some moments on this singular phe* i nomenon, he came to the satisfactory con clusion that it was attributable altogether to the fault of the servant, and calling to him discharged upon her a volley of Irish invectives for having planted the beans up side doxca ! It was in vain she assured him that the appearance of the beans in the | situation described was by no m< ans an 1 uncommon occurrence, Paddy “could not be humbugged” in that way ; so he had all the beans drawn from the ground, and the same end replanted upon correct and scientific principles. His most intimate friends, however, have never been able to extract from him the actual yield of the crop during that season. informations have been sworn against the Rev. Mr. Clafldr, P. F. of Newtownbut ler, for having celebrated marriage between a Protestant and a Roman Catholic. NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1854. From Harper's Magazine. The Grand Lodge of Masons that assembled in Sacramento city the Ist inst, was very full, there being 154 votes in the election of officers, j Grand Master Ratcliffe presided over this body during its session with patience, prudence ami j ability. His assistant, the Deputy Grand j Master, T. A. Thomas, was constantly at his ! post and with able, industrious and zealous cf | f <>rts drew about him a host of friends who j "ere unanimously in favor of his re-election to | the high position he had so honorably and ably filled—which for good reasons he declined accepting. '1 he subject Of educating the Orphans was prominently brought before the Lodge, but for want of time the plan proposed was not matrtVed. A committee was appointed to take charge of the School Lands donated to the Grand Lodge for a College by Gen. A. M. Winn, the locality of which is highly commen ded by the Sacramento papers. The committee will receive donations from all benevolent per sons, cither in lands, town lots, money, books, charts, and other things suitable for educational purposes. The deputy Grand Master Col. X. G. Curtis will receive and answer all commu nications upon the subject, he being one of the committee. Col. Curtis is the Recorder of Sacramento—having the confidence of the peo ple and the esteem and support of his brother Masons. Xo beltrr selection could have been made for the high cilice of D. G. Master. The Grand Master, Win, 11. Howard, is a man of most exemplary character, an amiable man, free and pleasaut in conversation, a devo ted Mason and is most enthusiastically in favor of a permanent and effective syetem of Edu cation to be established and carried out by the Giand Lodge of this State; He may be ad dressed at San dose. I. O, O. F.—The Grand Lodge of Odd Fel lows closed their annual meeting on the 11th at Sacramento city. The attendance was very large, considering how hard it is for a man to be qualified to become a Past Grand and none others can sit in the Grand Lodge. A man must faithfully serve and have the full confi dence of the members of a subordinate Lodge for two years to reach that high position.— Hence very few but men of moral bearing and industrious habits ever attain to that degree of eminence--yet it is much more difficult to hold sufficient ipflueucc over the members of tbe Grand Lodge to become its master. Rut some one must hold those high positions. The Grand Master for the last year not only filled the place with honor to himself and benefit to the Order—but so commanded the esteem of his brother Fast Grands as to receive at their hands a most beautiful watch 'and chain, pre sented by bis successor, Dr. Morse. The speeches on the occasion Would have road well on the pages of the history of Odd Fellowship and should have been preserved. Dr. John F. Morse is the Grand Master for this year. Xo better selection could have been made. He is able, benevolent, honest and in dustrious and in every way qualified to perform the duties of his high office. There arc twenty-six Lodges now at work in this state, what a change since the Pioneer band of tbe Odd Fellow’s association in Sacramento city in August 1849, threw out their banner of charity and spent;thousands of Dollars for the relief of hundreds, helpless and destitute iu a strange land without home and friends : those were the clays to try men's souls. How pleasant it must be for Gen. AVimi, Dr. Morse, Gen. Miles and others to reflect upon their efforts at relief and look upon the grand phalanx now hovering around the nucleus of sacrificing Friendship, Love and Truth. For the Nevada Journal- Masonic Education. An loxoa Verdict. — They have some queer jurymen in lowa. A short time since an old toper died rather suddenly— the coroner, in consequence, held an in quest —listened to the testimony of a phy sician—ar.d was about to return a verdict ‘water on the brain,’ when Mr. JSlocum Popplepodis uz to object. ‘Mr. Coroner, I have known the deceased for ten mortal years, and I know he has never seed a so ber moment in all that time. To say that such a man can die of ‘water on the brain,’ is therefore d d nonsense. It can’t be did ! Cause why ? He never took any into his system. The true verdict, Mr. Coroner, should be, gin, rum, or brandy on the brain, but as I cannot get such a ver dict, I am willing to split the difference — compromise—and bring in a verdict as fol lows ; —‘Died from the effects of brandy and water on the brain.’ The compromise was agreed to, and the above verdict is a part and parcel of the recorded doings of lowa. The celebrated Dr. Bentley,, of Salem, was noted for his pertinacity ip refusing to exchange with his ministerial brethren. Having been asked his reason, he said “He wasn’t agoing to have any strange hogs rooting in his stye.” It is said that in the Resevejt Refor matory School, within the last month, have been found two little girls who had never seen a tlower and had no idea of the mean ing of the word. A man’s own conscience is his sole tribunal, and he should care no more for that phantom “opinion'’ than he should fear meeting a ghost if he crossed the church yard at dark. The Boston Bee says—a man can get along without advertising, so can a wagon 1 without greasing, but it goes hard. Business at tub U. S. Mist.—Wc publish the following statement of deposits and coinage at the mint of the United States. Philadelphia, during the month of March 1854: Gold Bullion Deposited. Value. From California §3,807,000 00 Do. other sources 115,000 00 Total gold deposits §3,982,000 00 Silver Bullion Deposited-. . Including silver purchases.... 147,500 00 Total gold and silver deposits §4.120,500 00 Coinage Denomination. No. of pieces. Value. Double eagles.... 113,013 §2,200,200 00 Eagles 24,012 240,120 00 1 la.it’ Eagles 40,147 245.735 00 Quarter Eagles... 81,982 204,955 00 Dollars 182,814 182,814 00 Bars..-.. .... 197 026,000 0(5 Total ”451,103 §3,750,884 00 Silver. I lalf d011ar5...... 332,000 § 110,000 00 Quarter dollars... 2.204,000 050,000 00 Dimes 1.40,000 18,000 00 Total 2,670,000 §700,000 00 Copper. Cents 0731?17 §0,738 17 Recapitulation. Cold Coinage . 451,105 §3,759,884 00 Silvar Coinage... 2,070,000 700,000 00 Copper Coinage.. 073,817 30,738 17 T0ta1..... v ... 3,800,982 §4,400,022 17 Expenses of the Mint.—We present to our readers a statement contained in a report from the Directors of the Mint to the Secreta ry of the Treasury, in answer to a call.from the latter, of the charges accruing upon, and the expenses incurred in, coining at Philadelphia for the past six years. For the first five years mentioned in the statement—namely, to 31st December, 1852-. the actual expenses over and above the charges amounted to §305,812 90— being an average expense to the United States, during the period of 0! ,102 58 dollars annually. During the past year, namely, to 31st Decem ber, 1853--the coinage at Philadelphia, instead of being an expense, has been a source of profit —the sum of 102,420 90 dollars having been realized therefrom over and above the expenses Washington Union, March 31. “ Coming Me cuts oast their Shadows lie fore'' —In the latter part of the year 1830, and the beginning of 1537, occurred the singular fact in the commercial history of the Country, of Hour then ranging from ten to twelve dollers per barrel, being actually imported from Liverpool to New York, where it had been previously exported from New York to Liverpool. This strange event Was a symptom of the disturbing el ements then at work in the commercial world, and which resulted in the terrible explosion that convulsed the country in May, 1837. This explosion caused many thousands of bankruptcies and debts, which amounted to more than five hundred mil lions of dollars, all of which were wiped off by the application of the bankrupt ld\V. “Coming events cast their shadows be fore.” Flour is now sold at very h'gh pri ces ; and we find that it returns from Cal ifornia, after having been sent there from New York. The disturbance and confu sion in the state of trade at present devel oped, to throw out a warning to all bus iness men to take very good care of themselves and their business for the next year or two.— N. Y. Herald. Indian Fandango— The mountain In dians and those of the valley had agreed to meet on Saturday last,at the Long Val ley House, and have a fandango. Those from the valley arrived first and went to dancing. When the mountain Indians came on the ground they stood round look ing on, but would not participate in the dance, but kept murmuring at the others for commencing before their arrival. It was not long before both parties were quar relling, this put an end to the dance. The women and children hid themselves and the men prepared for battle. The mountain Diggers armed with bows and arrows, lined the brow of a hill, while the others, with guns, stationed themselves in a ravine. Before, however, they were ready to fight the rain commenced pouring upon them, and put an end to th a fandango. Some of the mountain Indians were in town .Sun day vowing “Valley Ingen no good.”— Placer Herald. Carson Valley. —Dr. King, of Eagle Valley, arrived in Placerville on Wednes day last and reports the passage of the mountains difficult in consequence of the snow. He passed two trains at Peavine Hill, one of which was bound for Missouri. They intended to cross the summit on the following day. The trip of Dr. A'ing is the first this spring, we believe, made all through with animals. Mining in Sierra. —The miners in Si erra are doing remarkably well. The Cit izen says that considerable excitement has been caused at Goodyear’s Bar by the dis covery of new diggings near there, on the foot trail leading to Forest City. Mr. Amos Brown, an esteemed eitiren of Granville, S. C., died in convulsions re cently, and a subsequent post rnortom ex amination showed conclusively that- his death was caused by eating cloves, which he had been in the habit of using as a sub stitute for tobacco. A verdict was ren dered accordingly. Sentenced. —The notorious Jim Turner was recently sentenced by Recorder Baker to sixty day’s imprisonment' in the county jail, for his conduct a few evenings since at the Metropolitan. As on various pre vious occasions, however, Turner appealed from the. sentence, and is now at large.—*- 1 Transcript. From the Sonora Herald of the 6th we copy the following items; 'The Weather. —The weather this week has been delight!ul, and we hope will loner continue so r i he sun rises every morning in a sky ot undo tided brilliancy. We would recommend all persons who intend to pay a visit to the mountains to come now, as it is the most favorable time in the whole year. •Algerine Camp -On Saturday last two boys found a solid piece of gold, weighing fourteen ounces, on the surface of the ground in the main gulch in Algerine. 1 here can be no fear of the mines giving out, vvh'lst such pieces can be found with- j out expending any labor in search of them.! A great number uf miners are doing well in this vicinity ; some are averaging from ten to twelve dollars per ddy. ° Rich Diggings in the Mountains.— Ws \ understand that rich diggings have been ! struck about 25 miles cast from B’> Oak I I’lat, and about 13 miles from J\larbie Springs. It is stated that the miners are' making from SS(J to SBO per day to the hand. A refiner in Greenock recently boiled up fifty tons of brown West India sugar, from which lie extracted three tons of clay! Nicholas Biddle, when President of the U. S. Bank, obtained the opinion of Chancellor Kent on some point of law, for which the Chancellor charged a fee of one hundred dollars. “That is not enough, Judge,’’ said Mr. ® > “fiore are two hundred dollars, and your services are cheap enough at that,” 1 ° “How is this ?” said the Chancellor: “do you thiuk I do not know the value of my own opinion ? \ou have insulted me, but in the whole, I’ll pocket the insult!” There is a gentleman in the Legislature who can be trusted with any secret ; for nothing he can say will be believed. In 1 roy there is a girl who wears such a sunshiny face, that when she goes out! of doors the snow-birds take her for sum mer, and follow -her about as if she had i apple-blossoms in her apron. A serials question has arisen as to whether St. Paul advised the taking of a little wine for the “stomach’s sake” or the stomachs ache! We can’t decide. “I will never marry a woman who can’t carve,” said M , “Why notr” inquired his friend. “Because sho would not be a l.clp-nicat for me.” Electric Telegraph. —“ Wife, I don’t see for my part, hovV they send letteia on them ere wires without tearin’ ’em all (o bits.” “La, me, dear, they don’t send the paper —they just send the writin’ in a fluid state.” A Futile Inquiry —Asking everybody or anybody when the “perpetual motion’’ shall be discovered. Why is a carpenter who is putting a roof over a schooner, that lights on her own hook, like a gal weeping in solitude for her lover ? Do you give it up ? Because he is “shedding a private tear.” “Tnr. Little Dkau.”— ‘Now, my love, have you got your lesson oflT.’ ‘No, ma, but I’ve got the back of the cat echism off.” The East port Sentinel records the acci dental death of a young lady of that town, and adds; “She is represented as being an estimable girl, considering her circum stances !” a pretty girl in the “sunny south,” a young gentleman asked her “what made her sosweet?” “0.” she re plied, in utter innocence, “rny father is a sugar planter.” Truffles in California. —We have been shown a truffle, which was found growing in Santa Crur. The truffle is a root re sembling a potatoe in sice, shape and ex ternal color. The inside is a dark brown color and is of a spungy elastic structure. The truflle is a great delicacy and hereto fore has been obtained only from a small district of France, where it is indigenous. It grows wild and is obtained with great difficulty. It is worth three dollars a pound in Europe, and can be used only by the most wealthy epicures. The discovery adds another to the extensive list of val uable vegetables indigenous to California, and may prove to be of great importance. A western editor thus fills up a blank in a column : ‘‘Twas the dead of night—an awful si lence reigned. The stars cast their soft rays from the dome above. . Young Lu cius was not to be intimidated, though he was that night to peril his life—column full.” The origin of the term “windfall” is said to be the following : Some of the nobility of England, by the tenure cf their estates, were forbidden sell ing any of the trees upon them, the tim ber being reserved for the use of the royal navy. Such trees as fell without cutting were the property of the occupants. A tornado, therefore, was a perfect god-send in every sense of the term, to those who had occupancy of the extensive forest, and the ictnt/JhU was sometimes of a very great value. WHOLE NO. K3O. .1 ~ We are happy lo announce hat Mr. S. H, Dosh, editor of ,ho Sl.asu ounU 'h° was reported dahoerously wounded a lew days since, has so far re covered as to be able ,o walk about, and 2" few days resume liis duties as editor.—Marysville Herald. lliot at Goodyear's London's express, we learn that a terrible riot oc curred at a dance at Goodyear’s Bar on biinday night in which one American and two Mexicans were killed.— lb. &§5-A droll wag of a fellow who had a wooden leg, being in company with a maa who was somewhat credulous, the latter said : I . S!' v ( ,‘, amc you to haVe a wooden le<r?” j *« hy, answered the other, “my father ihd one and so had my grandfather before nim, Ji runs in the family .” Rascally Business. —We are informed upon good authority, that upwards of one thousand stolen chickens have been re ceived in this city from Sacramento within the last two weeks. It seems that feathers and rascality are considerably above par at the capital.— Transcript. A civ Caledonia. — This island, recently taken possession of by the French, lies to the eastward of New South Wales, hein* in latitude 28 deg. S ,and longitude 10S deg. E. It is believed that it abounds in gold. If so, the four groat nations, Eno. land, France, Russia, and the United States, will each have a gold-field of its own. Mr. John Potter, well known in the state of New York, as an actor and manager, arrived m San Francisco by one of thelast steamers. A cat Joast. —‘Woman! If we may have her for a toast, we won’t ask for any but- her !’ J They have got out the prospectus of a steamer in England which is to run fifty miles an hour. Bring out the steamer it sell. An editor thinks that if the proper wav of spelling tho is ‘though’ and bo is ‘beau,’ the proper way of spelling potatoes ought to be “poughteighteanl” The man that undertook to wrestle with a gallon of rum, met with a most signal defeat. He was grassed in less time than you could throw a summerset. The man who could’nt “trust his feel ings” is supposed to do business strictly on the cash principle. Whatever the wind may do in winter it cannot be denied that in spring it ‘ turns over a new leaf.” Professor Agassiz has undertaken to prove that the negro does hot belong to the human family 'Why cannot a gentleman legally pos sess a short walking-stick? Because it can never b e-lony to him. Sir Thomas Brown says that “Sleep is Death’s youngest brother ; and so like him I dare not trust him without my prayers. ” “Ah, sir,” said an usher at Eton, ns he flourished the cane over a boy who strug gled greatly, ‘you may shuffle, but I’ll cut.’ A writer in Harper's Magazine says— “ The story in your December number,’’ “of the wonderful parrot, reminds me of a true story, which if you think proper, 1 wish you would give your readers. I had. it from the gentlemen himself, who is a man offuth and veracity; and wonderful as it may seem, I have not the least doubt of its truth in every particular ; “A gentleman’s house in this village was overrun with rats. Traps and eats were of no use whatever. After a time he su<-i needed in catching a fine large old fellow in a box trap, and having provided himself beforehand with a hell, he succeeded in fastening it with a wire securely around the rat’s neck, and then gave him his lib erty. “The rat scampered away, and during the night was heard rattling his bi 11, and pursuing his former companions from one part of the house to another. The next day, as the gentleman was in his yard, he the tinkling of the bell, and looking up. saw the rat walking up toward him, i and when within about one foot of him, | seated himstdf upon his hind logs, and looking up in his face, asking him, ns plainly as rat could, to take oil the belli j “The gentleman reached down, took up ' the rat in his hands untwisted the wire, placed him on the ground, and Mr. Rat scampered awa/, without even stopping to say “good by.’ Our correspondent has forgotten to mention whether the house was thereafter infested with his species. The presump tion is, that they have learned to “get out of the way when the bell rings.” A Dark Picture.— The Stockton Jour nal, draws the following colored pic ture of affairs in Calaveras County. e hope for the sake of humanity that the pic ture is overdrawn. , “There are now eleven persons m (he Calaveras jail charged with the several crimes of murder, manslaughter, and grand and pettit larceny, use of deadly weapons, *c., sc"