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MARIPOSA BUSINESS HOUSES.
TO THE PUBLIC. YOUR ATTENTION 18 PARTROLAKLT REXirKtTKII TO THE PRESENT PRICES OF OOODS, NOW SELLING BY SULLIVAN & CO. MAIN STREET, MARIPOSA. WE HAVE RECENTLY OPENED A BRANCH of our House in SAN FRANCISCO, through which we now receive our supplies direct from NEW YORK AND BOSTON. By this arrangement we are enabled to sell you Goods Jit San Francisco Costl Freight added. We would respectfully solicit you to give us a call, and examine our STOCK and PRICES, previous to purchasing elsewhere, as we are determined to sell (FOR CASH) LOWER THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IN THIS SECTION OF COUNTRY. P. 8 Ail orders entrusted to us will he promptly attopded to, and weights and measures guarantied correct. THE SAME ADVANTAGES ARE TO BE HAD AT OUR STORE AT Ooultervllle, altf MAXWELL’S CREEK. VARIETY STORE, AND OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, MAIN STREET, OPPOSITE PHILLIPS’ HOTEL, MAKIP 0 S A I SW WHERE CAN BE FOUND ALL SORTS OF Useful and Ornamental Articles, not to be found in any other Store in the Country, consisting of the largest and best selected stock of HARDWARE, CARPENTERS’ TOOIS, BOOKS, STATIONERY, GARDEN SEEDS, FINE SADDLERY, WINDOW GLASS AND SASH, BUILDERS’ MATERIALS, ETC. Ever offered for sale in this Town. ALSO PRIME CHEWING TOBACCO AND ... . GENUINE HAVANA CIGARS, Received direct from a member of our firm now In Havana, who is constantly providing the best brands. TOOETHKR WITH A FINE ASSORTMENT OF FANCY ARTICLES, PERFUMERY; LOOKING GLASSES, WALL PAPER; HOLIDAY TOYS, PAINTS, OILS; TURPENTINE, PUTTY, BRUSHES; BURNING FLUID, LAMP OIL; CAMPHENE LAMPS AND CAMPHENE; FINE WINDOW SHADES; AND Hniic and Musical Instruments. ALSO Lamp Chimneys; Shoe Knives; Kind Paper; Candlesticks; Writing Paper; Playing Cards; Knives and Forks ; Butcher Knives; Horae Combs and Brushes; Screws and Hooks; Brass Butis, Chisels ; Gaugers, Awls; Saw Files, Latches; Tap Bores, Gimldets ; Faucets, Flies and Chisels ; IBooks, Hasps, Staples ; Marking Gauges; Screw-Drivers; Hammers, Compasses; Pincers, Paper-Cutters; Dividers; Butts; And a thousand other Articles, Uk» numerous to men tion, all of which we offer AT SAN FRANCISCO PRICES, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL . . FOR. O A S R . tOT CALL AND BE SUPPLIED, tf N. CO IN A CO. tar GREESMAN A COHN, Cigar and Tobacco Store, Wholesale, No. 8# Sacramento street, San Fran cisco. Stock received direct from Hava la. altf NEW TOBACCO, CIGAR, AND.... VARIETY STORE, .... WHOLESALE AND RETAII OPPOSITE (’ASHMAN'S NEW STORE. By Neal «b MoGrami. tor THE PROPRIETORS HAVE RECENTLY received an addition of many Articles most common in use. and will try to accommodate the wants and taste of the Public, especially in TOBACCO AND CIGARS. Great pains have been taken to select a good variety of FANCY ARTICLES, That are aire to suit our Cuatomers. To enumerate all our Articles, is useless : we will only mention NUTS, BOOKS, FRUITS, STATIONERY, BUTTER, CUTLERY, CHEESE, FANCY TOYS, GARDEN SEEDS, CONFECTIONERY, SLV; WALL PAPER, ETC., ETC. altf BOWLING SALOON AND Turnlabect Rooms, PINE TREE HOUSE, CORNER OF FIFTH AND MAIN STREETS, MARIPOSA. tar NEW ROOMS HAVE BEEN FITTED AND Furnished recently, in a style unsurpassed, and are to let on reasonable terras, by the Week or Month. Transient Travellers may he «ure of finding accom modations suited to their various necessities. THE POSTOFFICE IS KEPT HERE. McNamara & crippen. NEW BILLIARD SALOON. Fmr.ll UP AND ARRANGED IN A STYLE UNSUR d by anv nimilar e.uMinhment out of fcn Fran cUco. Hi. Bar I. Hocked with the BtXT of UQOURS amt < hoicest cigars. bldmenthal a nrwcomb. lee constantly on hand. »16tf NEW ORLEANS O Ij O T H I 3V <3- AND .... DRY GOODS STORE, MARIP O 8 A . TTAVE ON HAND A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF GOODS. XJL .utlabl* for Farmer, unit Miner*, end . HEAVY FAl.t etoT’K, which ne oßrr to SEU CIIEAPI altf B OFTENHEIM k CO MARIPOSA BUSINESS HOUSES. C. r MjcDERMOT ,C. KERRINS D. BRIEN. Main street, Mariposa, . AND. SiLXT< Have recently associated together as a Trading Firm, under the name of M AC DERMOT & CO. KOK THE iTRUOSB OP CONDUCTING A Wholesale and Retail Business IN GROCERIES AM) PROVISIONS; Superior Old Wines and Liquors, Of the Choicest Brand* ; HAVANA AND AMERICAN CIGARS; Clothing?, Boots and Shoes: DUCKS, DRILLS AND BLANKETS; Minins Tool*, Etc. .... AND A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF .... HARDWARE. tfT We would respectfully Inform our Friends and he Pu blic that one of the Ann will remain constantly in San Francisco, for the purpose of purchasing and forwarding Goods, and by this arrangement we will be enabled to sell Goods Jts Loir as any Other House IN THE SOUTHERN MINES, FOR CASH. QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS II Call and examine our Stock and Prices before pur chasing elsewhere. Mariposa, July 4, 1866. altf COHEN, SAM mil CO. HAVING REMOVED IN THEIR A'ew Fireproof Brick Store , MAIN STREET, One Door Above their Old Stand, MARII* 0 8 A , -imroULD RK*I’ECTFUIi.Y INFORM TIIKIH FRIENDS YY and the public generally, that they are now prepared to oiler for «ale, fr<»m their large and well selected STOCK OF JtTEW COO OS, Bargains that will prove desirable and advantageous to tho*e laying in their Fall and Winter supplies. Grateful for the liberal jiatronaire heretofore extended to them, they are determined, with their increased facilities and means, to keep their large and capacious house well stocked with the Choicest (loo.ln of (he Market. They have just received, and offer for sale at mode rate terms, a large supply of SILKS, EMBROIDERIES, Staple and Fancy Ory Coods , LADIES’, MISSES’ AND CHILDRENS’ SHOES, GAITERS, SLIPPERS. ALHO ... A Full Amortment of Finest and Bert GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS; And a Good Supply of Miners’ Olottilna, HOOTS AND SHOES, Hats and Oap «| ... Which we offer for Hale at the .... LOWEST MARKET PRICES, To thone who will favor tu with their patronage. tjr We respectfully invite the ladies and Gentlemen to call at our Store and examine our Goods bef ire purchasing elsewhere, as it will be no trouble to show Goods Ho call and see. COHEN, HAMITO* k CO. N. B . .GOLD DUST TAKEN IN EXCHANGE, AT THE HIGHEST PRICES. P. M—VVe have established a Store at Acna Frio—where the same kind of Goods will be sold, and the same advantages afforded to purchasera as in Mariposa. tig" One of the I’artners will remain in San Francisco to forward Goods and attend to all business connected with the Store at this place. [altf] C., H. k 00. XJ3STION- HOUSE. BY FRANK WILLIAMS, (Formerly of the “Franklin Ho use.”) THE PROPRIETOR INVITES FRIENDS, Strangers and Old Customers to give him a call at his New Home, near the head of Main street, At the Liberty Pole; Where Board and lodging of a flrrt cla«H Hotel can )>e obtained. .... To hia Hoorn are also attached .... LIVER Y STABLE ...AND BATHSt BATHS/ BATHS I Thone who desire the comforts and benefitH of a clean, luxurious Bath, Hot, Cold, Temperate, or Shower, can be accommodated, as the Proprietor spares no pains in administering to the wants of the outer us well as the inner man. Baiha Fifty Ceuta each. altf MARIPOSA BOOK STORE. A X D NEWS DEPOT, AT THE OFFICE OF WELLS. FARGO k CO. Main street, Mariposa. THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECTFULLY inform the Public tha‘ he will keep constantly on hand a good selection of BOOKS, STATIONERY, FANCY ARTICLES, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS, Which will he told at Rata to tail the Tima. STEAMER PAPERS, for sending to the Atlantic States or Europe, (in wrappers. postage paid,) will be kept on the counter, at 26 cents per copy. California Daily or Weekly Papers furnished ov the aingle copy or by the weeK Orders for such Books or Articles as are not on hand will be received and promptly attended to. JyHtf Mariposa, July 8, 1866. J. B. CONDON. Livery Stable, HORNITAS. BLACK ft WHITE, Proprietors. The proprirtorh have constantly on hand. I s choice selection of Saddle Horses, which will be let I on reasonsble terms. HORSES KEPT BY THE DAY OR WEEK. «t eu* lumary prices. Ilornitai, July 10. 1F66. altf MARIPOSA BUSINESS HOUSES. FURNITURE AND BEDDING*. CHARLES STURCKE i®-WOULD INFORM HIS FRIENDS AND THE Public that he has Removed his Manufactory aa above of Furniture and Redding, to a very spacious place, nearly opposite the Post Office, where he is now pre- Eared to sell and Manufacture to order any article in is line. He has now on hand, and will sell at as low a price as possible, a lot of Furniture, consisting of CANE-SEAT CHAIRS; OFFICE CHAIRS; ROCKING CHAIRS; NURSE CHAIRS; BEDSTEADS; BUREAUS: WASHHTANDB; TABLES, ETC., ETC. With a great variety of other Articles in his line, too numerous to mention. All Articles that leave his Store are warranted to be what they are sold for, or no sale. altf MACHINE SHOP AND FOUNDRY, BULLION STREET, Immediately in the Hear of Cashman a New Store. MR N. HARK ELI., MACHINIST, HAVING HIS MA chin* Shop and Foundry now in complete working or der, would respectfully inform hia frlenda and the public generally, that he in now prepared to do all kind* of Cant ings to order, and will auperintend in person the Making and Repairing of every description of Machinery in general uae in the county. He in prepared to make Cartings of 1500 lbs. weight, and will warrant all of his work strong and perfect. If required, he will visit places requiring work done on Roil era or Engine*. altf W&* HILLIARD HALI-S REPAIRED, and made perfectly round and Alsu—Kails for Rondo turned. MARIPOSA BAKERY, BY O. MEYER cto CO. *#• THE PROPRIETOR OF THE MARIPOSA BAKERY is always ready to aapplv Families with good, wholesome BREAD ; also, PIES and CAKES, at LIVING PRICES. MARIPOSA, July 8, 1868. altf HEAD’S EXCHANGE, SALES. AND Hvory Stable, MAIN STREET, MARIPOSA. THE PROPRIETOR WOCIJ) ANNOUNCE, that in addi tion to his former accomnuxlations, he has leased the Stable recently occupied by Mas* Brothrw, and is prepared to accommodate the public in every respect. HOUSES BOUGHT AND SOLI). Horses Keit by the Day, Week, ok Month Horace to Irfl In any Number, Many of which are suitable for ladies' use. FABTIES FOB T OSEHITE TALLEY Can be accommodated in every particular. The Stables are under the immediate supervision of the Proprietor, wlio will spsre no pains to give satisfaction. fjf These Stables are situated near the Voseroite Hotel, and nearly opposite the Saloon of Klumenthal A Newcomb. JAMB O. READ. Makipoha, September 12, 1868. altf LIVER Y ST ABLE. '■pun UNDERSIGNED TAKES THIS METHOD of informing his friends and the public generally that he is still to lie found at tee same old place, on Main it., a short distance above the Union House, where can be found at all times, he thinks, • little the host Saddle Horses in town, and on equally as reason able terms. The beat of Grain and Hay CONSTANTLY ON HAND. Horses and Mules Kept by thq Day or Week. and the l»est of care bestowed on them. He flatters himself that those who |wtn»nize him will he well sa tisfied, as he knows he has the coolest and m<wt plea sant Stable in the place, and prices are such as to suit the times. Thankful for past patronage, be respect fully solicits a continuation of the same, altf M. O. BARBER. EAGLE ZZ OTB Lj , EAST HIDE OF THE PUBLIC SQUARE, On the Corner of San Joaquin and Main atreota, STOCKTON . THE ABOVE HOTEL WAS OPENED ON MON day, the 6th day of November, 1*56. and is now in the full tide of successful experiment. The Proprietor has thoroughly renovated, Improved and refitted the house, and procured entire new Furniture, Beds and Bedding for tlie accommodation of Families, Boarders and Tra vellers. The Proprietor will sjtare no pains to make his patrons comfortable. C. A. MEAD, altf pßopfnrroK. Arthur W. J ee, MORMON BAR, One Mile below Mariposa Town. I have of hand a complete and suitable assortment of PROVISIONS, BOOTS, CLOTHING, MZNISJO TOOZjS, And other (roods necessarily required by Miners. For sale at the lowest market price, by aft-tf ARTHUR W. JEE. SAN FRANCISCO ADVERTISEMENTS. E 7 G-. HAL 1.7 Importer and Dealer in Blank. Boohs, STATIONERY, WRITING PAPER, AC., Corner of Front and Omunerclal ata., Ran Francisco *29 tf FREDERICK A. SAWYER, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, AVOCAT, ABOGADO, SPKAKINO FRENCH AND SPANISH. Exprena Building, N. E. cor. Montgomery and Calmrnia ata., a2O-tf SAN FRANCISCO. COOK k F S EH, COUNSELLORS AT LAW , Parsons Building, No. 140 Clay Street, a29-tf SAN FRANCISCO. SAM. H. PRICHARD k BRO. f COMMISSION MERCHANTS , No. 97 Front Street, corner Merchant, SAN FRANCISCO. MW Goods bought *nd forwarded promptly to any part of the Mine*. “ May Flower," “ Our Jewel,” ‘‘V*. Offer ing to California," and •• K 1 Sacramento,” Tobacco, For aale by a2O tf B H PRICHARD, Agent. California Steam Navigation Co. . r '.dfi?m N STKAMBOATsA^SS& BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND STOCKTON. Hteamer CORNELIA o«pt. E. Conklin. Steamer J. BRAGDON.. Cain.. Thomas W.Skblry. I*ave Jack son Street Wharf, Sau Francisco, Dally, (Sun day* excepted,) for Stockton, at 4 e. m. MW Freight and Passengers willfalwsvs receive the boat attention JOS S. PRATT Agent at Stockton •22 3ra SAMUIL J. HLXFLLY, S«n I ran-i co Hiariprsa Jtnuocrat. WEDNESDAY MORNING.... MAY fl. ALEXANDER SMITH. ' This aspirant for immortality has recently i enrolled himself on the list of the partial Muses. l His Scotch countrymen welcomed his advent with joyous greeting, and the wild hope that the long dormant lyre of Hums had at length found a minstrel worthy to attune and inherit it The proverbial vanity and national pride of his countrymen doubtless contributed much in creating these expectations. On the suppo-1 sition of possessing such attributes, Mr. Smith | has been lionized and fondled by the Attic circles of Edinburg, and the intoxicating nectar of laudation has been offered him in all the fulness of idolatry. Although reluctant to elevate him to the pedestal or to bestow upon him the matchless harp of Hums, yet it must be admitted he possesses a hopeful future,! and by proper pains and application may I prove a real ornament and enduring pride of I his prematurely elated countrymen. Mr. Smith possesses some striking qualities as a j bard, among which may be mentioned dashing ! boldness, richness of imagery, fluency and versatility of expression, and occasionally i | feminine tenderness. The following extracts 1 from his collection of poems, selected at ran- 1 . dom, may serve to give sojne ideflrof his capa- I bilities, and to some extent may be pleaded in justification of the extravagance of assigning | him an equal niche with the soul-enchanting | ploughboy poet: ! “ I'H nhow you one who might have feacu an abbot “In the oM time ; a large and portly mao, I “ With merry eyed, au<l crown that nhiiiex like gland “ No thin smiled April he, bedript with teara, | “ Rut appled Autumn, golden cheeked and tan ; “ A Jest in hid mouth feela sweet an crusted wine. “ As if all eager for a merry thought, “ The pita of laughter dimple in hid cheeks ' “ His speech is flavoroua, evermore he talks “ In a warm, brown, autumnal sort of style. 1 “ A worthy man, Sir ! who ihali stand at compt “ With commence white, save some few stains of wine.'' A very good description of a jolly old epi-, I cure. Again— •• The bridegroom "ea “ Is toying with the shore, his wedded bride, “ And, in the fuinesa of his marriage Joy, “ lie decorates her tawny brow with ahells, . “ Retires a space, to see how fair she looks, | “ Then proud runs up to kiss her. - * And— I --Like a wild lover who has found hia love j “ Worthless and foul, our friend, the sea, has left “ His |>aramour the shore , naked she lies, Ugly, and black, and bare. Hark how he moans ' “ The pain is in his heart. Inconstant fool I “ He will be upon her breast to morrow I “As eager as to-day.'’ Wc have quoted enough, and would remark that Mr. Smith’s poems are very abundant in beauties, and contain lines and phrases reveal ing a wealth of poetic thoughts and expression. A Toroii Story. —An Arkansas acquaintance the other day made us dry up on hunting feats, by relating I the following veradons incident: “ When I lived on White river, stranger, the coons j carried off my whole crop of six hundred barrels of I corn in one week. Ily the many trail* leading from ■ the field to a large hollow sycamore tree in the river bottom, 1 diskivered wbar the varmint* had raged It The tree was so full of animal life it swelled and breathed like being in pain and labor. I called in the neighbors to help me cut it down. When it fell we killed twenty thousand coons, and a sluice stream of squirrels a* larges* a flour barrel, nm out of it for three day* and night*, without intermission !” Tub Latest Ukmkdy koh Comets—Select a high and commanding position, and when the comet passes by, tie a tin kettle or fasten a split atick to it* tail.- - The “ varmint” will stampede, and will never come back to molest or make mankind afraid. (Communicated for the Democrat ] Mormon Polygamy. I The speculative mind often revolve# the tendencies of Mormon polygamy, and inquire# whether it will prove seriously prejudicial to social, moral and politi cal I uteres Is, or may be reconcileable to all ? Reason teaches that monogamy is the most proper and l>est re gulated species of matrimony, seemingly so ordered ; or why does nature produce about equal numbers of males and females? If this be true, then is the Mor mon practice abnormal and inconsistent with the de signs of Providence. But as every earthly evil has I some good ingredients, the Utah peculiarity is not alto- I gether devoid of some social benefit* and conveniences. If Adam had been deemed worthy of more than one ; spouse, there would have been a plurality of Eves.— Further down in the stream of time and sacred history there is found, however, an implied Almighty sanction to a plurality of wives, in the fact that certain exem plars and acceptable men of piety followed the prac lice without express manifestation of Divine displeaure, I which in the unsettled dawn of morality was wont to ! t»e signified upon frequent occasions. Hence it is to be inferred, that in by-gone times or times of sacred | intervention, that imlygamy was not expressly inhibit- I cd, and was to some extent tolerated or pretermitted jin the frowns of Providence. Where the sexes are : about equal in numlter and the desire to marry, a gen eral system of polygamy is a bane aud violation of j human nature. !/>ve between the sexes is intended j and in every instance ought, to be the primum mobUr ' and tinr qua non of marriage. It naturally has a I jealous and exclusive sense of property in the object of affection, which neither admj|uior tolerates rivalry or community of possession . aIM too long as the altar of Hymen is not made a debased instrument of trade, and is ministered and controlled by Cupid, this charac teristic alone will prove a corrective or preventitive to a plurality of wife*. When the holy tic ceases to Is* regarded with reve- I rence by society, and is looked upon as matter, of dol- I lars and cents, or in the light of a means for the mere , gratification of sensual desire, or the passing dalliance jof the hour, then, and not till then, will polygamy j come in season. Are the sexes so evenly balanced as ;to forbid polygamy ? Statistics declare the births of males and females to be about eveift-that the loss of | males by wars, accidents by sea and land, exceeds that by the puerperal and other peculiar afflictions of females. And it is well known that a large doss of ; men, like pack mules shirk their regular loads, and waste themselves awny in the ungentle isolation of I bachelorhood. While there is scarcely one woman in ; a thousand unanxious to be bound in the “ soft and i silken cord,” it being their nature to yearn for pro- I lectors, to ignore chilling |>olicy. to purvey for and 1 follow the spontaneous promptings of the heart. At ; the present time there is in the United States an ex- I cess of females over males desirous of matrimony— These either fret their impatient hours in unhappy 1 celibacy, or deserting the ranks of good society, env | ploy their lives in undermining its true interests. Such ! a state of affairs would never occur if every man con | tributed his share towards prelecting, supporting and cherishing one female companion. Each man should look at the subject with the tye of conscience, and propound to himself if by any conduct he would wil lingly cause one woman the torture of purgatorial sterility, or the commission of the social heresy of con cubinage. We have heard it argued that Morraonism in one of 1 the thirty-one States might afford sanctuary and refuge for the spinsters and all other mateles* females, against such distressing consequences ; but it is not possible there should be joint tenancy in the nuptial bed. or for two or mure women to live with the harmonious and fructifying emulation of Leah and Rachael. It would oftimes happen, (and we say It on Inexperience and almost ignorance of woman, and beg to be pardoned if wrong.) it would often occur, that the patriarchlcal equilibrium would be deranged by incompatibility and confusion among the satellites, and the music of the spheres might give place to the harsh discords, scold ing, tongue-lashing, caterwauling, gouging and pull ing of wool, ect The natural resort against such con sequences would l*c the Mahometan seraglio, which embrutes both woman and man. Securely contem plating the subject from an embrasure in the lonely insulated and repelling battlements of bachelorhood, our fancy alight* with pleasure upon the eager intoxi cating pursuit of a lovely feminine angel, and with a glow of extacy conjures up a heaven of happiness when possession crowns the pursuit. Unlike greedy, dog in-the-manger Brigham Young, we incline to being content with enough of a good thing, and decidedly oppose more than one “ blessed variation” of ourself at one time. Whenever she strayed, separated or de parted, to show our partiality to the fairer sex and blissful state, and not to libel departed felicity by being loath to renew, we would apply anew for a repi tition of happiness. In matters matiimoniai mankind should be allowed to indulge their caprices and wishes, free from unreasonable hindrance or compulsion. But whether they marry or no, have roonogany or polyga my, there should be no marriage without the free and ascertained consent of all the parties. No man with one wife ought to be allowed to espouse a second, and divide with her the pledges and attentions due the first without her consent. Rrnrs. [Communicated for the Democrat ] AN ACROSTIC. Just in his dealings, to every man a friend. Firm in hi* feeling—he will his friends defend, Misery relieving wherever it is found, Cautious to never a brother’s bosom wound. No man in vain has e'er knocked at his door A man that always will relieve the poor. Mind, heart and soul is given to his friends, And oft when wronged he’s first to make amends, lb mm o’er the world to Deserts of Sahara And you’ll find few like J. F. McNamara. The New Gambling Law. The fallowing is a copy of the Act which has now become one of the laws of the State: AN ACT TO PROHIBIT GAMING. The People of the Stale of California rrpreeented in . Senate and Attembly, do enart aa fulloura: Section 1. Every person who shall dual, play, carry I on, open, or cause to be opened, or who shall conduct either aa owner or employee, whether for hire or not, any game of faro, monte, roulette, lansquenet, rouge et nolr, or any banking game played with cards, dice, or any other device, whether the same be played for money, checks, credit, or any representative of value, shall be guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison for a term not exceeding two years, and by fine not exceeding five thousand dollars. Sec. 2. Everjt person who shall bet, hazard or play money, checks, or anything of value against said j game* mentioned In the previous section, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and shall on convic tion thereof be fined not exceeding five hundred dol- 1 lars, and imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months. Bbc. 3. No person otherwise competent as a witness, shall be disqualified from testifying ns a witness, cither before a grand or petit jury, concerning the offence mentioned in the foregoing sections, on the ground that his testimony may criminate himself, but such testimony shall lie reduced to writing, and no indict ment or prosecution shall afterwards be brought against him, for said offences concerning which he has testified as witness. Bbc. 4. The District Attorneys of the various coun ties of the .State, shall receive one hundred dollars for every conviction under this A»t, to be collected out of the property of the party so convicted. Btr. IS. Every jierson who shall knowingly permit any of the games mentioned in the find section to I e played, conducted or dealt iu any house owned by him or her, iu whole or in part, shall lie guilty of a misde meanor, and on conviction shall lie fined five thousand dollars and impri oned in the county Jail six months. From Tucson Valley. The following letter, dated Tueson, March 23, is published in the San Francisco Herald of April 27th : 14 The chief of the Pimos Indians, Cubadzal, is dead, succeeded by his son Don Antonio, who possesses the same friendship for the whites as his father. One hundred and twenty men of Col. Stein’s command at Tucson, have been ordered to leave on the 20th of April, to co-operate with Col. Louing of the rifles with 300 men, and Col. Miles of the 8d infantry, with the same numbers, from different points in New Mexico, in a general scout of the Apache country, north of and in the vicinity of the head waters of the Gila river. Captain Alfred Gibbs of the rifles, has recently had a fight near Fort Thorn with the Indians, in which he was successful, but was unfortunately severely wounded by an Indian, who thrust a lance into him. Further particulars not known. Filibustcrism is the greal excitement hero now. The Mexicans are much alarmed all the time, and arc said to be barricading their streets, etc. There is a great want of provision in the valley, and people are employed assiduously in endeavoring to gain the means of subsistence. The troops have been getting forage from So nora, and have sent for flour. A Deputy Col lector is here, who is authorized to put up a Custom House at the military post, when Anal ly established, so we shall have to pay duties on everything wo get. The military post will without doubt be near Tueson, a good location for American protection, and for the troops.” Horriblk Occurrence.—A Young Lady Murdered. —The Marysville is in debted to Everts, Wilson & Co., for the par ticulars of a fearful tragedy which occurred at Rabbit Creek on the 20th ult 44 At about noon on the day named, a man by (he name of G. 11. Yates, called at the resi dence of Mr. Anderson, where a yougg woman (sister to Mrs. Anderson) was livin&and after interrogating her as to whether she would marry him, received an answer that 44 at pre sent it was impossible—she could noton which, he drew a revolver and fired at her, the ball entering her right side, killing her instant ly. He then drew a small single-barellcd pis tol, and discharged the contents at his own head. The ball entered a little above the right eye, and lodged within the cranium. He is not yet dead, though speechless, the brain oozing from the orifice in the skull—he will no doubt expire.” Man Starred. —On Sunday last, April 26, says the Sacramento Union , a man who passed by the name of Jack, was stabbed to the heart, at Coleman’s store, on Big Butte creek, Butte county, while attempting to separate a French man and a German, who were engaged in a drunken fight. The murderer afterwards drew a pistol, which was wrested from him, when he seized a shovel and inflicted upon his an tagonist some severe blows. He was then se cured. Filin in San Francisco.— At 2 o’clock Mon day afternoon, 27th ult, says the San Francis co Herald , a fire broke out in the upper part of a building on the north corner of Dupont and Adcliade streets, or Dupont Alley, as it is better known, used as a paint shop, and the fire is reported to have occurred from the igni tion of caiuphene. The building was owned by Mr. J. Mitchell, who occupied the lower portion. The wind was bliwing hard from the north-cast at the time—the flames spread with gread rapidity, and it was at first thought that the whole block, which is composed almost entirely of light wooden buildings, was devoted to destruction; but the Fire Department work ed like one man, and soon surrounded, drove back, and conquered the fiery monster —yet the triumph was only after the greatest and most concentrated efforts. There were four teen buildings consumed, but none of great value. They were owned mostly by French residents and were all wooden. One of the most deplorable results of the fire was the loss of home and furniture by the poor families, though we are told they succeeded in saving most of their household goods. We estimate the loss of separate families at $:i,000, and the heavy losers at $15,000, making in all SIB,OOO. The Rumored Killing of Crabb’s Party.— The Editor of the Alta has seen a letter from Mr. Crabb to a friend in San Francisco, dated Sonoita, March 25th, in which he states that a Captain Lane, of Texas, was at Calabazas, with thirty men, and he had hoard that he intended to proceii into the interior of Sonora. Now, if Crabb was at Sonoita on the 25th of March, this rumored encounter with a Mexican force could only have taken place by his marching back, as both Calabazas and Jarillas, where the skirmishes arc said to have taken place, are this side of that locality. But the accounts state that the party was marching into and not out of Sonora ; so it would appear that it could not have been Crabb’s party who had liw fight The party of Lane comprised thirty men, which is the number given in ftic report; he may have had a skirmish, or the report may have arisen from their having been called on to aid the Mexicans in a fight with the In dians. Crabb writes on the 25th, that he was well received at Sonoita, and was intending soon to proceed to Altar. We do not think that the news in relation to the destruction of his party can be strictly relied upon. By the next Southern mail we shall, doubtless, receive all the particulars. —State Journal. J. A. T. Pitt River News—Destuuction our Indians. —Samuel R. Lockhart, writing from Yreka on April 21 Et to the Shasta Courier , gives an ac count of events that have recently transpired in Pitt River Valley. He says; “We had two battles with the Indians, one near the Hot Spring, and the other about ten or twelve miles up the East Fork of Pitt river, above the Ferry. Our company of about twenty men was two small for effective service. The In dians were always on the look-out, and when we did surprise them, it was after traveling in the night and coming upon them at daylight. When I left the party to come to this place, nineteen Indians had been killed, and many wounded, though I do not know as to the num ber. Twenty-three Indians were taken prison ers, the most of whom were squaws and chil dren ; they were turned loose again. I came to Yreka to make arrangements about having the Ferry re-established in Pitt River Valley as soon as possible. I left the company still hunting for the Indians. They have provisions enough for some weeks, and w ill, I think, kill a good many more, so that we will not bo troubled by them hereafter on the road.” Lust's Natural — A gentleman, a resident of Columbia, says the Columbian Gazette , left at our office, during the early part of last week, a chicken with four perfect feet The little fel low looked perfectly natural in every respect, except the two additional legs and feet, which protruded out of its back-bone in place of a tail. We arc informed that it lived a consider able time, and ran about the yard quite lively. Sluiced Oct. —The Volcano Ledger says that Harvey Harford, of Mohala Flat, was covered up, on Monday last, by the caving of a bank, but in twenty minutes, with thirty inches of water, he was sluiced' out with but slight injury. On the same day another man in the neighborhood went through the same experience. A Grizilt Killed. —On last Sunday week, near the South Fork of Cottonwood creek, Te hama county, one John Carsely killed a grizzly bear that weighed five hundred pounds. Mexican Sheep. —The Santa Cruz Sentinel says that in the neighborhood of San Juan and Gilroy, there are several immense flocks of Mexican sheep brought to this country a year or so since : one firm is reported to have 25,000 head; they are now being sheared, and the wool conveyed to San Francisco, to be shipped thence to New York. 3NJ - o t 1 o e . BT The Farfiirmhlp heretofore existing be tween D. TUI,’-ON and A. BROWN. is thU day dissolved by mutual consent. All persona indebted to the above Arm, will please nettle with A. Brown. He in alone authorized to revive all money due the concern, and pay all debt*. D. TUU?ON, A. BROWN Mouth Sherlock’s, April 27th, 1857. a 29 8t NOT lOE. MERCED MINING COMPANY. Any Claim nphat this Company, 'M ill he paid in cash, on presentation. SMYTH CI.ARK. Agent Mt. Ophir, April 13th, 1857. *l5 tf OonatAblo’a Sale. BY Virtue of an Execution to me issued, under a Judg ment for the sum of one hundred and sixteen dollars and twenty cents, and costs, rendered in the Court of A. F. Washburn. Justice of the Peace of Township No. 3. Mari posa County, California, in favor of 11. Coop, plaintiif and against Stinson k Co., defendants. 1 have seized and levied upon, and on SATURDAY, May 23d, 1*57, between the hours of 10'A. M. and 2P. at tiie Court House door of the aforesaid County, will sell, at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described property, or so much thereof as will satisfy said Judgment and costs, viz : That certain mining ground, on Sherlock’s Flat, in the County aforesaid, fronting fifty feet on tho Merced River and extending hack * to the limit of the claims, heretofore occupied, worked by and known as the claims of Stinson k Co. Also, n Derrick and now on and belonging to said claims—all, the pro perty ot said Stinson k. Co. Terms of sale—Cash. P STERLING, Constable Township No. 3, April 28. 1857 a.’9 Jt