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Hbriposa Itencrat.
Office on High it, East aide, below the New Plaza.
A < i B N T s .
JAMF> M. VAN DYKE, corner of Main and Konrth streets,
Maripona, is our authorized agent to receive Subscription*.
Advertisements, and Job Work. All orders left with him
will receive prompt attention.
THOMAS ROYt'K. north east corner Washington and
Montgomery *treet«. San Francisco, is our duly authorized
agent to receive subscription* and advertisements.
T. M. HESTON. Express Rider between thi* place and
Kern River, i* duly authorized to receive Hitbacription*, ad
vertisement* and Job Work.
ftf Mr. F*. D. TODD, of Stockton, is our duly authorized
Ag ent to receive subscriptions and advertisement*.
MAJ. KLKIKB. of Digrangc. is our authorized agent for
.'■Taniklaua County.
11 o R MTOS:
REMOVAL.—The office of the Mariposa Demo
crat Is removed to the stone building on High street,
below the New IMaza.
To (he liiidlea of Mariposa County.
We would call the attention of our Indy
readers to the following notice which appeared
in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, a
journal of much influence, published in New
York city;
It is proponed that the ladies of America should
take in hand the project of raising a fund for the wid
ow of Captain Herndon. Ills conduct, so gallant and
noble in saving the lives of all the women and children
on board the unfortunate ship, deserves some token at
the hands of the ladies of America. We hope to see
the project taken up with warm interest, and carried
through with spirit to a successful issue."
This appeal on behalf of the widow of the
lamented officer who commanded the Central
America at the time of her destruction, is ad
dressed to the ladies, because, to them prece
dence is given with the view of rendering the
donation, if possible, more acceptable to the re
The conduct of Captain Herndon during the
exciting period immediately previous to the
sinking of the ship is so well known, that it
requires no description by us. To a gentle
man of this State he confided a memorial to be
given to his wife, and by this single act, showed
more plainly than words could have done, that
if it w’as required of him, he was prepared to
sacrifice himself to duty—thus, by his heroic
conduct, placing the people of the United
States under an obligation, a portion of which
is now to bo redeemed by attention to his fam
ily, left to their care and protection.
To woman, throughout the world, from time
immemorial, has been truthfully attributed the
most beautiful examples of benevolence and
sympathy ; and nowhere have these holy attri
butes been more strikingly displayed than in
our favored country —America; where thou
sands now bless the angel hands which saved
them from want. Never have the needy ap
pealed in vain, and now, we feel confident, no
exertion will be spared on the part of the la
dies, to respond to the appeal made to them.
Now*, we have an earnest desire to see the la
dies of Mariposa county the foremost—at least
on this side the continent—in this good deed,
which will reflect so much credit on the gener
osity of every donor. We would feel proud,
indeed, in the future, to know that the Indies
of this county had been the first in California
to contribute toward so worthy an object, show
ing that notwithstanding their remoteness from
the home of her whom it is sought to befriend,
their hearts beat as warm in sympathy for her
affliction ns can those of her nearest neighbors.
The next news from the Eastern States will
surely bring us the intelligence that a move
ment is being made to render aid to the afflict
ed widow, and to show a proper appreciation
of her late husband. It >s therefore your priv
ilege, ladies, to anticipate the action in the
East, by organizing in whatever way may seem
best, drafting suitable subscription lists, and
having them circulated throughout the country,
and there can be no doubt of your success.
Opportunities of this kind seldom occur. A
deed of kindness is a source of joy to the per
former, and is registered where nothing is done
in vain—in Heaven. Again we say, let our
ladies be the foremost in this State in this good
act, which will ever be to them a source of
happiness and congratulation.
The Nicaragua Line.— Our readers will
learn, by the following card, published in San
Francisco, that the Nicaragua Route is about
to be again opened. This news must bo hailed
with a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction
by everybody interested in the welfare of this
State, as it will undoubtedly be the means of
securing to passengers the great desiderata—
cheap and safe ocean travel to and from Cali
fornia. The card is as follows:
To the Editor of the Evening Bulletin —DkarSiu :
Our advices from New York of the 7th Inst., state that
the new line of steamships via Nicaragua, will speedily
commence operations. Upon the arrival of the mail of
the 20th Octolier, the sailing day will tie announced.
As this intelligence is of considerable interest to the
jmople of this State, you will oblige us by giving it
We are. very resjiectfully, your obedient servants,
C. K. GAUUISON A Co., Agents.
Nicaragua steamship Office, I
San Francisco, Nov. 3, 1867. f
California Ronds. —Before the arrival of
the steamer that carried the news of this
State having voted to “ pay the debt,” State
bonds were selling at fifty cents in New York.
On October 6th, bonds were held at sixty, but
fifty-five and a-h&lf was all that was offered.
They would have gone up considerably, had it
not been for the money panic in the East. An
old citizen of Sacramento, now in New York,
writing to the Union , savs : “ The vote against
repudiating is doing much good here. I have
heard many speak of it and say California has
done wisely.”
District Court. —We were kindly furnished
with the proceedings of this Court last week,
by B. B. Harris, Esq,, of Mariposa, but which
came too late for publication. He will, how
ever, accept our thanks.
The Ilornitos District is probably equally as
large in area as the Quartzburg District—be
ginning at Corbitt’s C/eek, upon the eastern
boundary, and extending to the plains on the
western limits. It has a surface of about ten
miles in length, with a breadth of about two
and a half miles, and is divided from the In
dian Gulch region, on the south by a ridge of
hills, whose oval summits are bare of timber,
but covered with quartz boulders. The gold
found in this vicinity contains less alloy of sil
ver than that in the Quartzburg District—is of
a beautiful color, and possesses great density.
The diggings are not deep, but very extensive
and very rich. Herr, too, are quartz veins,
j almost without number—at least, to judge
from the great amount of quartz rock which is
everywhere seen upon the hills and flats. Ma
ny of the veins which have been prospected,
are known to bo auriferous, and, from tests
made by the mortar process, it is presumed,
will pay well when further developed. There
is a sufficient amount of quartz rock in this
district to supply twenty mills for many years.
Besides the immense quantity of quartz,
mentioned above, we have in the immediate
vicinit}', of Ilornitos, numerous placer diggings
of exceeding richness, some of which have,
when water could be procured, yielded for
tunes to their owners, and arc not yet half
worked ; while many others have been simply
prospected, showing theirjMchncss so plainly
that notices arc now to be seen over them,
and have been for weeks past, notwithstanding
they cannot be worked to advantage for some
time to come. Within the boundary of the
Ilornitos district and skirting its limits, within
a circuit of less than two miles, are the placer
diggings of Burns’ Creek, El Dorado Creek,
Slaughterhouse Gulch, Armstrong’s Gulch,
Louisburg Gulch, McNeill’s Gulch, Red Gulch,
and others, together with numerous “blind
gulches,” all of them good paying diggings,
when water can be obtained to work them.
We see men daily sinking holes in the neigh
borhood, and they never fail to get a good
“ prospectwhile, during the summer months,
the Mexican portion of our population make an
average of two dollars and a half a day, by the
“ cayote ” process, and carry their dirt to be
washed at a distance, in man}’ instances, of
several hundred yards. It is not uncommon
to sec “ chispas” weighing from ten dollars to
several ounces taken out of Slaughterhouse
Gulch, within a stone throw of our office; and
during the first rain this season the top dirt in
this gulch paid about five cents to the pan, or
“battea.” This richness is not confined to
any particular locality, but is generally dif
fused through every gulch and flat in this vi
cinity, and to obtain gold here in abundance,
all that is now requisite, is water.
In concluding our description of the mineral
resources of Mariposa country, we deem it im
portant to make some general remarks upon
the inducements they offer to enterprising cap
italists to invest money in the construction of
a canal to furnish water to the miners in this
We are aware that the sum required for the
purpose will be large, but we hold it up before
the public as a reliable and positive statement,
that the mines by which we arc surrounded
are of sufficient extent and richness to justify
oven a greater outlay of capital. All the min
ing districts which lie south of the Merced riv
er will require a very large volume of water to
supply the placer diggings, while the almost
innumerable quartz lodes will require an equal
quantity of water for many years before they
can be worked to advantage. After the mining
districts between Quartzburg and the Merced
river are supplied with water, there will yet
remain to be supplied the three extensive and
wealthy districts of Ilornitos, Quartzburg and
Indian Gulch, which will use as much as can
possibly be furnished, during all seasons. Cer
tainly, no one can read the statements that we
have from time to time given of the great ex
tent and richness of the mineral sections in this
county, without being struck with surprise
that no company of capitalists have yet been
found to undertake the lucrative enterprise of
bringing water into the heart of our mineral
region. Mariposa county may now be viewed
as a kind of mineral reservation to the people
of this State. The northern mines, though far
from being exhausted, have been so long and
carefully worked by an energetic and industri
ous class of miners, (bat mining there, at the
present time, without capital, is a most hazard
ous expenditure of money and labor. It is
true the working men club together and by
joint effort and capital attempt and in many
cases carry through great operations success
fully, yet, to the poorer class of our mining
population, the diggings north afford but little
prospect of accomplishing much by an expen
diture of a few dollars and much hard work.
But it is not the case with us; our gulches, ra
vines, fiats and hills have scarcely been pros
pected. Water has been wanting, though
stout hearts and willing hands have been ever
ready to work and toil, if only the facilities
were afforded to enable the miner to labor to
advantage. During the summer season he
seeks the banks of the rivers, and there labors
for the precious metal by burning, damming,
etc., but, ere he is prepared to leave the scene
of bis labors, the unusual rains, sometimes in
a single hour, as was the case during the late
rain, will destroy the result of months of labor.
As the rains increase, he seeks a placer claim,
and there during the winter secures at least a
livelihood. But a far brighter prospect would
gladden the miner’s heart were our earnest
efforts for the introduction of water, crowned
with success. We have no doubt that capital
ists will soon take the matter under consider
ation ; in the large cities of this State, invest
ments of hundreds of thousands of dollars are
daily made in numerous ways, not a single
one of which can, by any possibility, prove
more lucrative than an investment in a water
ditch in this county, but when an operation of
so much importance to the people of this State,
offering such rich returns, is placed before
the people for consideration, how few there
arc who have th 6 will or foresight to be par
takers of the golden harvest which is certain
to be the reward of those who furnish the ne
cessary supply of water.
Effrrfi of the Late Rain*.
Accounts reach us from all the rivers in the
Slate, where mining is being done, of the dis
astrous effects of the late rains.
The Merced Kiver commenced rising on
Wednesday night last, and in a short time had
risen five feet, carrying, with the flood of
water, the wrecks of flumes, wheels and other
mining apparatus. The damage done to the
miners on the river, is very great, though the
amount cannot be correctly estimated. Many
of them were only just commencing to reap
the benefit of several months labor, after great
expense in constructing flumes and dams, and
from the prospects received, their Hahns must
have proven very profitable had the late rains
held off a few weeks longer. But their claims
are rendered valueless for the present, as they
have been abandoned until next season.
Among those who have saved something
from the general wreck, arc the three compa-,
nies at Bondville, who have a flume eight hun
dred yards in length, which was saved by the |
dam breaking in several places by the force
of the first rush of water. Their pumping ap
paratus, wheels, etc., were carried off, howev
er, by which their loss is considerable. The
claims of these companies have been very re
munerative during the short period they were
The company who were working the Squaw
claim at Jones’ flat, saved a portion of their
Wc notice that quite a number of the river
miners are stopping in our town, and should
the winter prove a wet one, as is believed,
they may he able to make up their losses from
the rich placer diggings in this vicinity.
The Stanislaus river raised about seven feet
on Thursday night, and was described ns be
ing full of wheels, flumes, sluices, and miners’
The Tuolumne river rose six feet, making a
clean sweep—sluices, flumes, and in fact, all
the machinery used for working the river’s
bed, were swept away. The Union Democrat
thinks there is a “ corresponding advantage’’
in having a large supply of water for placer
mining. The same paper adds that quartz
operations have been somewhat delayed.
The Mokeiutnne river rose to within two in
dies of high water mark. The same “ wreck
of matter and crush of”—mining apparatus is
spoken of as in other localities, scarcely any
thing being saved.
Feather river rose about two feet at Orovillc,
and the river claims were abandoned.
Trouble at the State Prison. —Mr. M. An
derson, from Point San Quentin, furnishes a
San Francisco paper with the intelligence that
a few days since the guard at the Slate Prison
noticed a gang of convicts in the act of moving
a boat which was moored alongside (he wharf.
They instantly brought (he cannon, loaded
w’ith grape, to hear upon them, and fired. The
effect of the discharge was to kill two of the
prisoners, and mortally wound several others.
The (wo men killed are, a convict called
“Thirty-years Smith,” and Juan, a MeJhcan
who arrived there a few weeks since from
Stockton, One of the mortally wounded con
victs is called Watson.
It is reported at San Francisco, that sixty
prisoners escaped Saturday night, 31st lilt,
hut it seems almost incredible that so many
should have succeeded in the attempt. The
Plaindealer is informed that they escaped on
hoa r d a small sloop which was lying at the
prison, and that up to that time not one had
been arrested. It also says that the lessee of
the prison was using every effort to conceal
the fact of the escape from the public.
Execution or Dominguez. —Dominguez, the
Italian, who murdered the Mexican hoy Joa
quin, says the Marysville Herald , was execu
ted at Yuba city, on Friday afternoon at one
o’clock. He was accompanied from the jail,
by the Sheriff and Fathers Peter and Slattery.
Upon mounting the scaffold he exhibited no
signs of fear. After the rope was placed around
his neck he took off his cravat and adjusted
the rope. He called for his counsel, Mr. Good
win, who came forward and shook hands with
him. After a prayer, he asked forgiveness of
those present whom he had wronged, and was
launched into eternity. His struggles were very
severy and an eye-witness informs us that it
must have been half an hour before the breath
left his body. The execution was public, and
we regret to say there were about three
thousand persons present, many of w hom, to
their shame be it said, were women, and some
had infants in their arms.
Discovert of Coal. —Within a few days
past a discovery has been made near Petaluma
which is destined to prove of great importance.
It is the discovery of coal in w hat is know n as
Two Hock Valley, distant from Petaluma some
seven miles. The editor of the Petaluma
Journal says : Wc have before us three differ
ent samples of the coal taken out—one from
each vein. That from the first vein, which
was struck at a depth of about twenty feet, is
of a hard, slaty appearance, and ignites with
great difficulty. That from the second vein,
some twenty-six feet from the surface, is of ex
cellent quality, and readily ignites by being
placed in contact with the blaze of a candle.
That of a third vein is equal in quality to the
celebrated Lehigh coals of Pennsylvania. The
third vein is thirty-seven feet from the sur
face. The first vein was about four inches in
thickness; the second, some two feet; and the
third, upwards of three feet.
A Pertinent Question. —The Connecticut
political clergymen, who got up the silly me
morial to Mr. Buchanan, which the President so
triumphantly answered, have made a rejoinder,
which is published in the Black Republican
papers of the East. It is even more foolish
than the original memorial, if possible. The
New York Journal of Commerce , in noticing it,
makes the following pertinent inquiry:
“ We observe that only twenty-eight signa
tures are appended to this New Haven reply,
whereas forty-three were affixed to the origi
nal letter. What has become of the fifteen
missing men ? Were they killed by the Pres
ident’s peacemaker? or have they fled? or
what has become of them ?”
Freighting to the Interior. —At no time
within the last five years, says the San Joaquin
Republican, have such immense quantities of
merchandise been forwarded into the Southern
mines, as at present. A passenger from So
nnra, yesterday, informs us that he counted
between Knight's Ferry and Stockton, no less
than one hundred and five teams, each wagon
or wagons, drawn by from four to ten mules
or horses. Of this number, seventy-five w'ere
going into the interior, and thirty coming to
the city. The number of wagons at this time
going to and returning from the various ramps
in Mariposa and Calaveras counties is probably
as great as on the other alluded to.
The Glass Mine. — A short lime ago, says
the San Francisco Herald , we related the fact
of the existence of a “ mountain of glass,” near
Napa, and owned by “Old Major Stirling;”
we have now the gratification of announcing,
that it has been thoroughly tested and found
to be exactly what we represented, viz : glass,
and not obsidian, despite the wiseacre contra
diction of a weekly paper. Major Stirling has
already received an order for one hundred tons
of this material, from one of our heavy mer
cantile firms, and has been offered a large sum
for his “glass claim,” which ho refused.
Can’t Understand it. —Some Yankee trav
eler, name not given, recently returning to
Geneva, Switzerland, from a visit to the gla
ciers of the Italian Alps, was fined thirty-five
francs for whipping his guide and valet, with
whom be bad some difficulty during the trip;
whereupon he asked, and singularly enough
obtained, for thirty-five francs more, final sat
isfaction by a repetition of the blows, which, as
might well be believed, were laid on with an
unction. A Geneva paper relates this some
what characteristic incident in almost so many
terms, but can’t understand it.
A Docbleheaded Child. —The Folsom Dis
patch assures us that a female child was born,
a short time since, at Alder Creek, near Fol
som, with two heads, one on top of the other.
The lower head is perfect in all its parts; the
upper one presents a complete os front is, with
all the upper region of the head well developed,
presenting the different features, but deficient
in the lower portion, which is seemingly hid
from view by being imbedded in the natural
head. It is still living, ami bids fair to bo a
head above other children in every capacity.
An Important Decree, —The Russian Oov
cvernment, says the San Francisco Herald ,
has issued a most important decree with refer
ence to a future commercial intercourse be
tween the United States and the people of Si
beria. It is ordered that the teaching of the
German language be discontinued in the pub
lic schools as it is officially called, “ La Lnngue
Americane ,” ns the people on the banks of the
A moor river will have* more profitable trade
with the United States than with Germany, in
a short time.
Distress in the Hast. —ln consequence of
the suspension of work in the factories at Fall
River, Mass., the poorer classes were suffering
severely. The Star of that town says;
“ Whole families are suffering for bread—
the fatiiers willing and eager to work, but have
nothing to do. We have heard tales of dis
tress that would bring tears to the eyes of the
most indifferent. These people must have
bread, or starve, and this is not a community
to allow the latter.”
Statistics of Oregon and Washington
Territories. —McCormick’s Oregon and Wash
ington Almanac for 1858, states the aggregate
value of taxable property in Oregon, as as
sessed for the year 1857, is $17,046,710. The
total population is 43,207; number of voters,
11,668; males, 26,604 and it is estimated that
there are 150,000 acres of improved, and
300,000 acres of unimproved farming land in
Oregon. The farms are valued at $5,000,000,
and the live stock at $2,500,000.
Powers’ Stater op Webster. —The Florence
correspondent of the Newark Daily Adrerti
ter says that Powers’ noble statue of Webster
has been transferred to bronze at the foundry
In that city, and is about to be shipped for
Boston. The easting is quite worthy of the
model; admirable for tohe and accuracy. It
was visited by the members of the Royal fam
ily, the Ministers of Slate, and many of the
connoiseurs of the country, who concur in as
cribing to it the highest merit.
Resigned. —Hon. W. Norman, says the
State Journal, Senator from the 19th District,
composed of Calaveras and Amador counties,
on Friday last presented his resignation to the
Governor. The resignation was accepted and
an election to fill the vacancy ordered to be
held on Saturday, December sth. Senator
Norman was elected in November, 1856, and
has held the position one year; this, however,
being his second term.
From the Plains —G. A. Merrick, Wm Al
len, Joseph Lemmons, John Dunn, and James
Rankins, all of Pope county, Arkansas, arrived
during tile past week from the plains. They
came with McCervln and Linton’s train, with
five hundred head of cattle. They left the
train in Carson Valley, where it will winter.
So says the Placervillo American.
The Public Lands.— The Washington cor
respondent of the Sacramento Union , says that,
of the public lands advertised for sale in May
next, 1268 sections, amounting to 120,320
acres, lie in Merced county.
Newspaper Favors. —Our thanks arc due
Messrs. Rosenbaum & Van Allen, dealers in
Books, Stationery, &c., Levee »t., Stockton, for
files of the eastern illustrated papers, and th
latest Atlantic papers.
J. W. Sullivan, the indefatigable San Fran
cisco Newsman, furnished us with a copious
supply of Atlantic papers, for which ho lias
our thanks.
Our friend “Charley,” the Expressman,
with his usual liberality, furnished us with the
late Atlantic papers.
Mr. Lennebacker, Agent of Wells, Fargo
& Co., in this place, will please accept our
thanks for files of San Francisco papers.
OfR Sion. —We have a sign—a sign as is a
sign ; a nsw sign—a sign of more than is shown
by the paint upon it—a sign that we are im
proving, a sign that Hornitos is improving—a
sign that anybody who wishes it, can now
have a sign painted by as good a sign painter
as ever signed a sign. “In hoc signo vinces ”
is written over it in diameters as plain to our
eyes as were those over the cross to Constan
tine, in days of old, and like him we hope un
der it to conquer, our wish being, in the battle
of life, to conquer a livelihood. We can see in
it the—the—a—a—hem 1 It was paintui by
J. 11. Richardson, of La Grange, to whom we
will he happy to forward any orders for sign
or decorative painting.
Robbing the Chinese. —We learn by a gen
tleman from Mormon Bar, on the Merced riv
er, that on Tuesday night, 3d instant, three
men made a descent upon the Chinese in that
neighborhood, and levied contributions from
some eight or ten mining camps. The Chi
nese made no resistance, and the robbers went
on from camp to camp, taking from twenty,
five cents to several hundred dollars from each
Chinaman, until their piteous cries attracted
the notice of some white men, when the rob
bera left. They spoke English, and are be
lieved to be Americans.
New Paper. —A new evening paper was is
sued in San Francisco, on Wednesday even
ing, 4th inst., entitled the Daily Argus. It is
edited and published by E. A. Theller & Co.,
and advocates democratic measures. Dr.
Theller is known to be a thorough democrat,
and has had considerable experience in the
arduous duties of conducting a political jour
nal. The Argus is ably edited, and printed
in a very neat manner.
To Settlers on Public Lands. —Our sub
scribers in Fresno County will observe, by re
ference to advertisement, (hat T. C. Slallo,
Esq., County Surveyor of that county, offers
facilities to settlers to define the limits of their
land, and to otherwise attend to their interests
—an opportunity which should not be neglect
ed by those requiring his services.
New Arrivals. —New comers are continu
ally arriving, among them many miners, who
arc securing good claims for the coming win
ter. This is generally conceded to be the most
lively town in all this section of the State, and
the daily arrivals, and the amount of business
now being done, render it more lively than
Board of Supervisors. —This body conclu
ded their labors on Thursday last, and ad
journed to meet again the first Monday in Jan
uary next. We hear that a commendable
spirit of economy seems to have actuated them
during their session, and that the interests of
the county will not be neglected while in their
Latest IVrwa from Wexlro.
Pates received from the City of Mexico are to the
Pith Septemter. The return* of the Presidential
election, so far as received at the City up to IHth Sep
tember. shows os follows : Ignacio Comonfort, 5,737 :
for all others, ilflO.
It is reported that there is a secret political society
in existence at the capital, with branches throughout
the republic, the object of which is to place the Santa
Anna party again in power. Th“ Spaniards arrested
at Vera Cruz arc said to have belonged to this organi
A letter from Colima, says that the Governor, Gen.
Don Manuel Alvarez, was shot dead while entering
the Plaza de Annas at the head of about twenty of
the police force, by patties who had issued a pronun
ciameuto, and taken the plaza and rpiartels. The
writer wns informed that Col. Don Jose Washington
had accepted the command of the city , which was
then under msitial law.
The Revolution in Yucatan was still spreading. At
Campeachy, the revolutionists had armed a schooner,
and sailed, it is supposed, for Sisal to secure that place
for their party. It has not exactly transpired what
the rev<dutionary party wants, hut it is known that they
are opposed to the State government.
Indian depredations continue in the State of Duran
go with unrelenting animosity. The Indians have at
tacked the district* of Oro, Cnenecamc and Muzas,
carrying off with them all the horses and mules that
came in their way, and otherwise abusing the inhabi
tants of the frontier.
By letters from Tehauntepec, the Extraordinary
leanis that already speculators have scented the com
ing harvest for all kinds of business In that territory.
About a dozen American commercial houses have
been commenced, and all o her kinds of business hold
a relative proportion. Settlers are coining In in large
numtarß, and the indications are, that soon Tebaunte
pec will he filled with a vigorous, intelligent and in
dustrious people.
1) I K D ,
October 24th. on board the ■teamer J. L. Ftcphens, dur
ing the p»*«age to San Francisco, Miss C. A. Thorn, aged 14
years, irom leonl Co . Texan, and late of Quartxhurg, in
this county.
*rJT IfOTICE.— Or. 11. J. PAINE, inform* the citizen*
of Hornlto* am} vicinity, that lie will bo absent from hi*
office in thin place, during the next three week*. In hi* ab
sence. hi* business will be entrusted to Me**r*. Block k
Carr ; order* left with them will he promptly attended to
on the return of !>«. I*., of which due notice w ill lie given.
Hornito*, Oct. ‘29, 1857. tt
Honiitos P. 0.-Arrival« and Departure! of Kails.
Arrive* from Stockton at 8 o’clock, r. M.. every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday. lAUivea for same place on alter
nate day*, at 2 o'clock, a. m.
Arrive* from Mariposa at fl o’clock, r. M., every Monday.
Wednesday, and Friday. Leave* for same place on alter
nate day*, at 3 o'clock, A. M.
Arrive* from Millerton and Visalia at 5 o’clock, P. M. , eve
ry Wedneaday, and leaves every Thursday at 5 o’clock, A. u.
closing of the mail.
THE MAIL will close at this Post Office for the Atlantic
State* and Europe, on WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18. at 9 o’clock
p M w. (J. (JOSH, P. M.
llokmtok, Oct. 22, 1867.
AMarlponn l<o<lgr, No. 44, F. mid A. M.
RKCI’LAR MEETINGS—The last Saturday he
fore each full moon. Prami Meetimr*. second
Sat unlay thereafter. JOHN N. MOOHE, Sec'y.
4 (AunrtzliurK Lodgr, No. OH, F. mid A. M.
The next Regular (ommunication of Quartaburg
/\r\ |.<>dge, No. 08. F. and A. M., will be held on the
first SATURDAY after the full of the moon.
P. B. Smallwood, Sec’y.
I*o. of O. F.— Mariposa Lodqf.,
No. 30, will hereafter meet regularly every
Tuesday Evening, of each week, at Odd
Fellow*' Hall, commencing. August 11th. Member* of the
(Inter, and viailing Brother* in good utandiug, are Frater
nally invited to attend. HOB T. 8. MILLER. N. G.
A. V WasHurßi*. R H. augl3.
Mum on the l>enth of ( npt. Herndon.
Tbou nrt gone ! thou host left this world of pain!
God grant thou *rt happy now in Heaven ;
Thou most deserving, noble man,
Worthy of all eulogium.
When tem]>o*t's rage the vessel tossed,
He vainly tried his ship to wive ;
Rut Heaven deemed (of the numbers) moat
Should find a watery grave.
Thanks to hia noble, firm decision,
Women and children none were lost.
Great example of self-devotion !
He died doing duty at his post.
Miukrton. Kkks.voCo . November 3d., 1H67.)
THE undersigned, Surveyor of Fresno County, respectful
ly informs the Public that he is now prepared to Sur
vey Swamp and Overflowed land ; Preemption Claim*, and
all kindit of Surveying, Civil Engineering, otc Also, that
ho will attend to having the Declaratory Statements taken
of persons wishing to locate Public I And*.
Any business entru-ted to his charge will he promptly
attended to on application at lm office in Millerton.
n!2-3tn County Surveyor, Fresno Co.
Sheriff 's Sale.
BV virtue of a decree of foreclosure of a lien and
order of sale tanned out of the District Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial District, in and for the County
of Maripoaa, State of California, in the action of An
drew Drum against Do ningo Castagette and Joseph
Boyen, duly attested the twenty-eighth day of Octo
ber, A. D.. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-aev
en. I am commanded to sell the following property,
to-wit: That certain stone or adobe building, situat
ed lying and Ireing on the westerly side of Main
street, in the village of Coultersville, in the county of
Mariposa, being about thirty-five (3.») feet wide and
about fifty-five (65) feet long, and two stories higu,
with the appurtenances thereunto belonging.
N dice Is hereby given that, on SATURDAY, the
One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, between
the hours of lOoMock. a. M.,and 4 o’clock, P. m.. I will
expose for sale at Public Auction, at the front door of
the Court House, in the town of Mariposa, the above
described property, to the highest bidder for (’ash.
Sheriff of Mariposa County.
Mariposa, November 12th, 1867. n!2ld
Sheriff's Sale.
HY virtue of a decree of foreclosure of mortgage
and order of sale issued out of the District Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial District, in and for the
County of Mari paw, State of California, In the action
of Dm is Hadlich and Joseph Sporri against Pedro
Sal/, and Lucia Saiz, duly attested the third day of
November, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and
fifty-seven, I urn commanded to sell the following
property to-wit; All that certain piece or parcel of
land, town lot, and building, lying and situated in the
town <>f ilomitos, State and County aforesaid, on
Main street. Ismnded on the north by the store and
lot occupied by 0. Zohl ; on the east by a public
street or highway ; on the south by the store and lot
formerly occupied by Adam Yates, and on the west
by the publie street, together with all the appurte
nances and all the estate, title ami interest of the de
fendants to the same : said property being heretofore
known us the Union Motel and lot.
Notice is hereby given that, on SATURDAY, the
FIFTH DAY OF DECEMBER. A. D.. One thousand
eight hundred and fifty-seven, between the hours of
10 o’clock, a. m.. and 4 o’clock, p. m.. I will expose
for sale at Public Auction, at the front door of the
Court House, in the town of M iripo-t, the above de
scrilted property, or so much thereof as will satisfy
said judgment and cost of suit, to the highest bidder
for Cash. J. D. CRIPPEN.
Sheriff of Maripo-a County.
Mariposa, November Pith, 1857. n!2td
Sheriff's Sale.
MY virtue of an order of sale on a decree of fore
• losure, issued out of th • District Court of the
Thirteenth Judicial District of the State of California,
held in the county of Mariposa, duly atte-ted on the
ninth day of November. A. D., one thousand eight
hundred and fifty-seven, in an action of Samuel A.
Merritt ag dust R. S. Miller and James McV car, I am
commanded to sell the T 11" wing described property,
to-wit: One undivided third interest la that certain
village lot, situated, lying and being on the eastern
side of Main street, in the town of Mariposa, in Mari
posa county, with a certain adobe building thereon,
formerly known as the “ Southern Hotel,’’ together
with lie* furniture and fixtures therein:—also, one
undivided third interest in a certain ranch or farm,
with the iiu r vements thereon, situated, lying and
being about three miles south-east of the said town of
Mariposa, in the county of Mariana, ami known as
the ranch of *• Mr Vicar A Co.;” being the right, title
and interest of said R. S. Miller in and to the above
described parcels of property at the time of the exe
cution of the mortgage for closed as aforesaid, and
all his interest since then obtained, together with all
and singular the appurtenances and improveinenUi
thereunto Ixdonging. or in anywise appertaining.
Notice is hereby given tint, on SATURDAY', the
FIFTH HAY OF’ DECEMBER, A. !>., One thinMand
eight hundred and fifty-seven, between the hours of
10 o’clock, a. m.. and *4 o’clock, r. m., I will expose
for sale at Public Auction, at the front door ol the
Court House, in the town of Mariposa, the almve de
scribed property to the highest bidder for Cash.
Sheriff of Mariposa County.
By Thom ah P. Howkll, Under Sheriff.
Mariposa, November 12th, 1867. nlitd
l» the locating of Military Bounty land Warrants, for
Settlers on 1 nited States Surveyed lands to be offered at
Public Sale, by order of the President of the United States,
in May next. Such Warrants will i«e received at the differ
ent land Offices in this State, at the rate of $1 *l 5 |ier acre,
and the assignments in nil eases, when made by us, GUAR
ANTEED. Parties bidding such Warrants, and desiring to
sell, will receive the highest cash market price, and those
CLAIMS, will do well to call upon u*. Settler* at a .Hsfanc®
wishing to locate warrants, can do so through Power of At
torney. which will he furnished by us upon application
through letter. Charges moderate.
Notary Public,
Pan Francisco Hkkai.d office.
Applications fur Bounty Land Warrants correctly made
out. and all ( (aims against the United States Government,
or against the New Granadian Government, by reason of
losses sustained during the Panama Riots of April the Kith,
185*>, collected through our Special Agent at Washington.
ns:3tn is :lm2dp
Importer and Wholesale Dealer in
Has removed to
MARBLE BUILDING, 117 Washington Street.
oox»x> r»hunts.
HAVING been appointed Sole Agent for California. Ore
gon. and the Pacific coast for the sale of ALBERT G.
BAG LEY’S Gold Pens, Gold and Silver pencils and pen cases,
Manufactured by H H. HOUGHTON ft CO.. New York,
under A. G. B's patent, I am enabled to offer the above
Goode to iH-alers at Manufacturer’s prices, adding only
freight and charges. It is needless to say anything in
praise of the above articles, they having gained a world
wide reputation, and being decidedly the best goods of the
kind extant. ISAAC «. JOSEPIII,
Marble Building. 117 Washington street.
A. Wife ’Wanted..
THE undersigned who wishes to settle in life, takes thla
method to offhr himself for matrimony. Is a good bu-
J siuess man. with small capital, engaged in a very lucrative
, occupation ami wishes a par I tier for life. All delays Jwieat
| ed. Address, by Post or Express, PEACHEE.
( n 5 Visalia, Tulare Co., Cal.
B A n L B Y.
100,000 POUNDS
2 0,000

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