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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY HORNING, BY C. P. DAVIS and WILLIAM GODFREY, BPITOKR AND PHO PRIETORR. Office <m Hifh st., East «ide, below the New Plaza. AGENTS. JAMES M VAN DYKE, corner of Main and Fourth afreet*. Mariposa. ia our authorised agent to receive Subscriptions. Advertisement*, an I Job Work. All order* left with him will receive prompt attention. THOMAS BOYCE, north east corner Washington and Montgomery atreets. San Francisco, is our duly authorized agent to receive subscriptions and advertisements. T. M HESTON. Express Rider between this place and Kern River, is duly authorized to receive subscriptions, ail vertpaepienta and Job Work. MR. F. D. TODD. of Stockton, is our duly authorized Agent to receive subscriptions and advertisements. MA.I. ELKIN'S, of Ijigrange, ia our authorized agent for Stanislaus County. HOHNI T C) S : THI'RHUAV DIOK.MMi NOV. I». REMOVAL.— The office of tin- Mariposa Demo crat is removed to the Hlone building on High street, below the New Phza. (■tim'd ngnliiNt Fire*. As the cold weather approaches, and the necessity for tires, as a convenience, increases, too much care cannot be taken by the people of our town, to guard against the possibility of conflagrations. Every escape for smoke should be frequently and carefully examined, that the smallest spark may not find an im proper place of exit, for such is the inflamma ble nature of the material of which our houses here are principally composed, that with but a few moments headway, almost the entire town would be consumed, rendering many families houseless, to say nothing of the immense loss of property which must ensue. It is remark able that nearly all the fires in the State, many of which have been very disastrous to Individ ula and have been no little drawback to the prosperity of California, have originated in the houses occupied by the poorest class of peo ple, who have little or nothing at stake, and are therefore very careless. It is the duty of every owner of houses here, having such ten ants, to visit them frequently, and to sec that their fires are properly guarded. We are dai ly an eye-witness to the utmost carelessness on the part of the occupants of many of the houses in our neighborhood, and although we are now comparatively safe from the attacks of the destroying element, wc cannot but fear for others. Here and there may he seen bar rels topping rude and open stone and mud chimneys, surrounded by and touching tents and light frame tenements; while stove pipes are peeping above the canvas roofs, barely es caping contact with the inflammable cloth. With so many chances, a terrible fire is liable to break out any moment. Scarcely a week passes without an account reaching us of a fire in some part of the State, and always attribu table to carelessness such ns we see around us. Let proper care henceforth be taken, and con flagrations may he prevented. Let the people of Uornitos prove that the fearful losses by fire elsewhere have been a warning to them, and that they have profited by it. A Word lo our Frlrnda. Nothing can give more satisfaction to an •editor who desires to perform his whole duty, than to he enabled to lay before bis readers the entire news, so far as lies in his power, by observation, selection, ami from all tbo va rious resources at his command, thus render ing his journal acceptable to its patrons. And while this is a source of so much gratification, and seemingly so easy of performance, how often it occurs that through the negligence of persons in possession of interesting items of news, the editor is obliged to send his sheet before the public, barren of intelligence of an interesting character. Nothing can be more vexatious to us than to find, perhaps a few hours after publication, that an interesting item of news might have been obtained from some person, who might, had he given it a thought, placed us in possesion of the details a day or two previous. The consequence is, that the newspaper, from which every item of news is expected, does not always contain the news of its immediate neighborhood, which it should be the first to disseminate. Now, there are many of our friends who, we know, have not given this matter any consideration, think ing, probably, that wc would be among the first to hear whatever passed of interest—but editors are not übiquitous—our cares are not solely those of the editor; the mechanical de partment of our office requires attention at our hands —and being so continually occupied in this manner, we have but little leisure to fer ret out what would otherwise he an easy task, the news of this vicinity. We therefore trust, that in future our readers will communicate with us upon passing events, as early as possi ble, after the facts become known to them. The Masonic Hall. We take pleasure in calling the attention ot our readers to the fact that a grand Masonic Ball is in preparation, to take place on Christmas Eve, at the Mornitos Hotel, under the auspices of the members of Quartzburg Lodge, No. 98, F. and A. M., and the brelhern of the Masonic fraternity in this vicinity. It is worthy of no tice, that entertainments of this kind, under the guidance of the “ brethren of the mystic tie” have always been eminently successful, and this promises also to be so. The extensive preparations now being made Ijy the gentle men composing the Committee of Arrange inents, would seem to indicate that no expense or exertion will be spared that may contrib ute to enjoyment and comfort on the occasion. A supper is to be served up for the accommo dation of one hundred persons, and refresh ments of all kinds will be furnished in abund ance. We predict it will be in every respect the most select and brilliant entertainment yet seen in Hornitos. Kest'mkd. —Sather A Church, bankers of San Francisco, wliose failure was announced last week, give notice that they are prepared to pay all liabilities, and that they will again resume operations. Arrival of llir Overland Mall. The overland mail arrived at San Diego at 8 o’clock, r. m., Nov. 6th—twenty-seven days from San Antonio, Texas. The San Diego | Jit raid issued an extra containing telegraphic news from New York, Sept. 19th. The intel- I ligcnce from the Gadsden Purchase and along the line of the overland route is interesting. Lieut. Beale and party arrived on Sunday, Bth inst., at Los Angeles, all in good health. The camels were brought through in safety, and arc in excellent condition. Affairs in the Gadsden Purchase appear to bo moving along quietly, although business is more brisk than it has been ever before, a con siderable number of the immigrants having settled at various points and taken up claims fur the purpose of cultivation; the Government troops and the mail line affording a good mar ket for all descriptions of feed, grain, vegeta bles, etc. The Apaches made an inroad a few weeks since, and drove off a considerable amount of stock in the neighborhood of Fort Buchanan, extending their ravages as far as Calabnsas. The Apaches also showed themselves to the last mail train going east, a party of about for ty attempting to open a parley by displaying a white flag. They were ordered off, howev er, and seeing the guard standing to their arms, left. The mail travels so rapidly, that they have no means of making any combina tion to stop it. Trouble is apprehended with the Pimos and Maricopas. They are becoming very saucy, and have, in some instances, demanded toll, in cattle, ami have committed some trilling de predations as well. A number of pack trains arc on their way from Sonora, and the people on both sides of the line arc beginning to recover confidence in each other. It is of the greatest importance to this section of the country that this trade should be fostered, as a large portion of the breadstuff* consumed along the line come from the neighboring Slates of Mexico. The people anticipate great improvement in their affairs from the establishment of the Mail and Passenger Line, bringing them, as if does, into easy communication with San Fran cisco and New Orleans. A party of gentlemen from San Bernardino left here a day or two since, having been en gaged in surveying a new road to the San Gorgonio Pass. They report that they found an excellent, hard road, with abundance of water and grass, and withal shorter than the present route to Carriso. Mr. George 11. Morris, who was sent to Low er California by a company in San Francisco, to locate forty-five leagues of land granted by the Mexican Government, for the establishment of a Spanish American colony, was murdered by Indians of) the night of the 20th October. His companion, Mr. J. W. Carey, who escaped, gives an account of the trip up to the time of the murder, which shows the savages among whom they were, to have been very treacher ous. After having ill-treated the two white men, robbing them of all they possessed, they allowed them to proceed, with four Indians ns guides On the road to Fort Yuma, the guides killed Morris by cutting off his head with an axe, when Carey made his escape, lived eleven days on a rattlesnake, and was finally picked up by a steamer on the banks of the Colorado river. Further information goes to establish, be yond quo *. n, the active participation of the Mormons '. t;:c wholesale slaughter. The Los Aug:’.', 'nr publishes the deposi tion of a Mr. Kamo., ;;i which ho says: “Wc next met a company of armed men with a train of wagons, loaded with an outfit of pro visions, munitions of war, etc., about twelve miles from Salt Lake City, on the 20th of Sep tember. We learned from Dr. Duncan, sur geon to Brigham Young’s army, that they had taken a vote at Salt Lake City, that if the United States army forced its way into Utah, they themselves would burn their city, towns, forts, etc., and lay every habitation in ashes; that they had already picked out secret places in the mountains to carry their provisions, and make their future abode with the Indians. The doctor stated that arrangements were al ready entered into, that, provided the army should enter the settlements, every city, town and village in the States of California, Missou ri and lowa should be immediately burned; that they had men to do this who were not known to he Mormons; and that they would cut off all the emigrant trains, army stores, stock, etc.; that no men, women or children should hereafter cross the plains without being scalped ; that they depended on and expected i the Indians to perform this infernal and cow- j ardly part of their designs.” He also states! that he had to get a written pass, before he 1 could safely pass through the Mormon settle ments. IMPROVEMENTS IN M Alt IPOS A ToWN.—MeSSrS. Cohn & Dettlcbach are erecting a capacious brick building for a storehouse, 30x50 feet, to he fire-proof, with a wall 22 inches thick. They are also preparing a beautiful front of granite. The store, is on the east side of Main st., near Fifth. When completed, the building will be a great improvement to that locality. Mr. Vanbever is erecting, on the corner, one door above Cohn & Ditllebach, a substan tial brick building, 50x30 feet, which is being rapidly completed. The enterprising spirit of these gentlemen deserves much credit. Dr. Grandvuinet has erected the first green house in the town, and his flowers, plants and shrubbery are in a high state of perfection, showing great care and attention. We were shown a pear tree bearing its second crop, the first having ripened in August last. Mount Ocuir.— The Merced Mining Com pany have just finished their extensive altera tions at Mount Ophir, having refitted with en tirely new machinery, including an engine of forty horse power, and a battery of twelve stamps, shortly to be increased to twenty four. They recommenced crushing quartz on Sat urday last. Quartz Miners’ Association.— The Board of Trustees of this Association will meet for the transaction of im|>ortant business, in the town of Mariposa, on Saturday, 21st inst. i ARRIVAL OF THE GOLDEN GATE. DEMOCRACY VICTORIOUS. Financial Crisis Continued. CENTRAL AMERICA PASSENGERS, Ac. The Mail Steamship Golden Gate arrived at San Francisco, Tuesday morning last, with dates from New York to 22d October. The news is principally political. In Pennsylvania, Packer, democratic candidate for Governor, has been elected by a large majority over both his opponents. In Mississippi, five democratic Congressmen, being the entire delegation, have been elected. In Ohio, Payne, dem., is elect ed Governor. The Republicans have carried the Minnesota legislature by a small majority. The New York banks have suspended, which has compelled the Boston banks to suspend also. It is expected, however, that they will all shortly resume. Several railroad compa nies have also failed. It is stated that forty passengers of the un fortunate Central America are now detained in Cuba, being detained from leaving by the stringent quarantine regulations. A frightful accident occurred recently on the New York Central railroad ; an entire train of cars were precipitated one upon anoth er, into the ctrcam of Nine Mile Creek. The mail car caught tire, and ail the mail hags save one, were destroyed. The lateness of the hour at which we re ceived the steamer news last night, precludes our giving further details in this issue. McKown A Bishop’s Amhrotypes.—lt is generally supposed that in the country, artists, no matter of what profession, are inferior to those of city celebrity. Of this supposition we have now in our town at least one direct con tradiction, in the person of Mr. Bishop, one of the above named firm. We have ncen Am rotypes taken by bim, and do not hesitate to say, that in clearness, brilliancy, tone, and ail that pertains to beautiful Ambrotypcs, they will compare favorably with any pictures we have seen in the State. Mr. Bishop remains but a short lime among us, and wo would re commend those wishing to secure a good pic ture, to visit him, at the corner of Main and Mechanic streets. Man Shot.—By a friend just arrived from San Joaquin City, wo are informed that an af fray occurred near that place on Friday last, which resulted in the shooting of a man named Griffith, by another of the name of Turner. The difficulty was caused by a dispute about a bottle of whiskey. Griffith leaves a wife and three children. Turner was not arrested, at last accounts. Another.—We hear that a man named Hardy Wilkinson was shot at Six Mile Bar, on the Stanislaus river, on Friday last, by one Miller Barclay. The act is said to have been entirely unprovoked. Barclay escaped. Personal.—During the past week, we have been favored with a visit from our esteemed friend, M. J. Smith, Esq., of San Francisco, late editor of the San Francisco Spirit of the Timet , and long and favorably known in con nection with the press in this Slate. Though in the mountains, ns we are, we cannot be ac cused of putting on French airs with our friend, the reverse being our wish. Many thanks, Mort, for the happy hours enjoyed in your company. May your heart never know a sorrow. Improvements.—We notice the progress of several improvements in our town, which are calculated to add much to its appearance and importance. A large building is being erected by those enterprising gentlemen, Messrs. Block A Carr, on the site of that burned down seve ral months since, on Main street, opposite the Old Plaza, and several others are in course of erection. A Goon Chance.—E. E. Hewitt, Esq., of Shelling, Merced county, offers for sale his very desirable store, dwelling ami lot in that nourishing town. This is a fine location for a store, and those desirous of getting a good place of business, would do well to pay it a visit. See advertisement. New Boor.—We acknowledge the receipt of an advance sheet of the work, the “ Cast of the Filibusters,” shortly to be published, from the pen of Wm. Frank Stewart. We regret (hat we have not, as yet, had leisure to peruse it, but will notice it in our next Delinqbnt Tax List.—We publish this week the list of delinquent tax payers, which must be our excuse for not furnishing the usual quantum of reading matter. From Oreoon.—The latest news from Ore gon indicates that the State Constitution is adopted. By its provisions, Oregon will be a Free State. _ On Dit.—Wo learn that a weekly Demo cratic paper is shortly to he published in Stockton, by Racey Bivon, Esq. “ Auastra” has been received. Correspond ents must send their real names. The Honey Lake War.—The party who left Downievillo to assist the settlers of Honey Ijako Valley, have returned, and report the ru mors of difficulties between the settlers and the Indians totally unfounded, so far as any serious results are to be apprehended. Some of the settlors informed them, says the Sierra (Htiten , that the alarm of the inhabitants of the Valley was based on the supposition that the Indians would surround and cut them off in revenge for one of their number who had been shot at and wounded while in the act of stealing potatoes, and that their fears had driv en them to call for aid before it was required. Finding no Indians to shoot, the party turned their attention to the numerous sage-hen found in their way. The First.—A Universahst church has been recently organized at Sacramento, the first and only church of that denomination in the State. Sl« nnixlilp DhnMfn. The appalling loss of life on the Central America , says the Journal of Commerce , has no parallel in the annals of American steam ship navigation; the nearest approach is the disaster which hefel the steamship Arctic, on the 27th September, 1854, by which about three hundred and fifty lives were lost. The steamship San Francisco, belonging to the Pa cific Mail Steamship Company, which foun dered in the Atlantic on the 25th of Decem ber, 1853, was lost under circumstances simi lar in many respects to the disaster which has Just occurred ; hut the number of lives sacri ficed was much less, not varying far from two hundred, including one hundred ami fifty U. S. troops. Taking a retrospect, with a view to recount the various catastrophes which have befallen ocean steamships owned in or trading with the United States, we find that the following have been entirely lost: N Alii;. KATE. VALUATION. President, Never heard of. . |il./O,U(H) Columbia, All bandit saved.. 300,000 fliinilKilclt All bauds saved. . 600,000 City of Clnsgow, Never beard of. . 200.000 Citybf Philadelphia. All bauds saved., 300.000 Franklin, All bands saved . iso,ooo San Francisco, A few saved 300,000 Arctic A lew saved . .. 300,000 Pacitic, Never beard of. . . o*o,ooo Tempest, Never beard of . 300,000 Central America A few saved *140,000 14.250,000 •Kxclnslve of about $1,000,000 in specie. If the cargoes were included, these figures would be more than doublet!. The President was lost in the year IH4I ; no one knows how or where. The Columbia, in nautical phrase, “ broke her hack” on the rocks on the Ameri can shore of the At .nfic. The City of Phila delphia went to j »n the rocks near Cape Race. The City <>f Glasgow sailed from Liv erpool March Ist, 1 b 54, and was not afterward heard of. The Great Britain came near being included in the list, having lain ashore for some months at Dundrum Bay, coast of Ireland, but is now engaged as a transport for India. The Franklin and Humboldt went ashore and broke in pieces,—the former on Long Island, and the latter near Halifax. The Arctic and Pacif ic were lost as already recorded. The iron steamer Tempest, measuring fifteen hundred tons, sailed from New York, Feb. 12, 1857, with a crew of from thirty-live to forty men, and was never hoard from. On the Pacific, several fine steamers have been lost, generally of a smaller class. The Independence, for in stance, was entirely lost, with one hundred and twenty lives ; and the Tennessee, St. Lou is, Yankee Blade, Winfield Scott, and others, became total wrecks English steamers, in waters contiguous to the United States, have fared little better. Within a short time, we have to record the loss of the fine iron steamship Canadian, on the St. Lawrence, also the steamship Clyde, and several steamers in the West India Isl ands. A calculation as to the number of lives lost in these steamers, makes a total of about sev enteen hundred. This loss being irreparable, no consolation can be derived from the fact lliat a large proportion of it might have been prevented by a division of these ships into compartments by water tight bulkheads; but there is opportunity to make the adoption of such a means of safely compulsory upon the owners of all sea going steamers, and thereby doing much to prevent tiie recurrence of ca tastrophes such as wo too often have occasion to deplore. The Sac ramento River Bab.—The Sacra mento bar is likely to become a great nuisance, says the State Sentinel , and a seriocs draw back to the true interests of our city. We don’t refer, of course, to the bar of which wis dom and genius are the component parts, and which may ever be found in our temples of Justice, but to that bar which is composed of sand and mud, nud which has taken quiet pos session of the bed of the Sacramento river, op posite the upper portion of the city. In its present condition, several vessels have stuck fast on it, and there is certainly every reason to believe that the deposit will increase and the evil grow greater with each succeeding rain. Several steamboat captains with whom we have conversed, who are quite conversant with the Sacramento river, give it ns their opinions that the causes which resulted in the deposit during the last rain, will produce the same re sults for the future. Many Instances arc cited where islands have grown up in a few years around a single snag. It is the general opin ion that the piers of the Sacramento bridge have caused the change of the current, and they will, of course, continue to produce the same effects during the remainder of the sea son. The removal of tin- bar would be attend ed w ith great e*[ » n *, and besides would prob ably be entirely uselt s. The Fire at Sonora. —The fire broke out about 8 o’clock, a. m., Wednesday, 11th inst, in a restaurant on Washington street, and ex tended to nearly all the wooden buildings in that vicinity, destroying property to the amount of s3<>,ooo. The losses are stated as follows : Smith’s Lager Beer Saloon, $750; Mrs. Wcllerfield, Restaurant, $500; Pleasant’s Bar ber Shop, S4OO ; 11. Marcurer, tailor, S6OO ; Rosenburgh, restaurant, $15,000; Kyser & Brothers’house, SBOO ; Hibbing, two houses, $2500. R. R. Balls, damage, $300; I). Nava ria, $800; White & Co., $1100; J. Gaudin, sesoo; P. Dregan, $100; B. M. J. Russell, $1000; Jloss, 2500; A. Dregnartiello, $1600; A F. Almartin, $100; Elino, $200; Cooper A McCarthy, $400; Chinese, in the aggregate, S4OO. m A Phenomena of Sound.—Last Friday even ing, while Bonn’s band was performing in frent of the El Dorado, says the Mountain Meuen ijer% a friend of ours who resides and was at (ho time in Grass Valley, which is about two and a half miles from town, and separated by a high ridge, distinctly heard the music and was able to recognixe the tune played by the band. Doubting, for tho time, his senses, he called others, who heard the same thing as himself. It may be a common occurrence to hear music on a plain at even a greater dis tance than the above, hut under tho circum stances here mentioned, we think it is seldom heard. Huiiking—Pn|M-r Carmiry. Sonic of the newspapers have broached the subject of introducing a paper currency in this State ; and as the subject is one which must interest everyone, and will probably bo much discussed, we give some views upon the sys tem of banking proposed by our cotcmpora ries, selected from the San Francisco Aryus: “ All we ask is a careful con-iderai ion of the benefits and evils attributed to tanks with a paper circulating medium. The question is one which should command the fullest consideration of the people. In order not to he mi*nnder»t/K)d as to the kind of hanking we ad vocate. we premise that a paper currency, not secured by State stocks, liable to redemption on demand in gold or silver, may he truly considered a dangerous experiment in California. This, however, is not the system we propose for the consideration of onr readers. The hanking we advocate is one that shall la* amply secured by State stocks. Its bills not to la* issued or manufactured ad libitum, hut to lie furnished by the Comptroller of the State after proper securities have I>een deposited with him and all the requirements of the laws on hanking are complied with. The notes thus secured shall at all times he redeemed on demand in gold and silver." Another paper savs : “ We also are in favor of a system of Hanking, hosed on State securities, the same as the free hanking sys tem of New York. To obtain the establishment of such institutions, as well as the abolition of the per sonal liability clause, we will advocate the necessary amendments to the Constitution." Another |si per, re marking upon the quotation in this paragraph, says : “ We find the above among the article* of religion of a new Democratic paper in this city. There are, prob ably, very few Kepnhlicans or Democrats who will dis sent from the talief that a hanking system based on State securities, and otherwise guarded and controlled as that of New York State, would he a very desirable thing for California. The practicability of establishing such a system for several years to come, is another question." The Providence Journal makes the follow ing remarks in comparing the tanking laws of Rhode Island with those of New York : “ The value of the provisions for the security of the circulation of the New York banks, was tested in the cuseof the Mechanics’ Banking Association. Although the hunk has failed, its circulation being protected by the de|HMite of public stocks, is entirely safe, and its bills are received the same as before." The Argnt cites this fart, and remarks upon it as follows : ** We require no stronger argument than is here giv en. that a paper circulating medium can lie made, by proper enactments, entirely safe. There is. however, another feature in hanking, which must not be over looked. We allude to some clause in a tanking law which will give security to «le|iOnitors. Something of this character must l*e m c red, in order to induce the hoarders of gold to dc|K>site their wealth In hunks. Millions of dollars are now lying idle, which would be brought into circulation under a wholesome tanking system." Mormon PminlU luni. The Ix>h Angeles Star publishes extracts o( a letter written at Salt Lake, Oct. Ml, and addressed to a res ident of Low Angeles. The writer says •- “ There are n gre it many of the brethren out upon the road, somewhere about Fort Dridger. The United States troops are ut Hum’s Fork, within one and a' half day'a journey of them, and seven days from here. There are companies going out from here every day.— The company I Is long to has not been called upon yet, but I expect it will be, for the Governor has declared there shall no troops come into these valleys, while there is a possibility of keeping them out; and should they be able to force their way in, we will every man leave his house a d improvements in ashes, and tike to the mountains. There is somewhere about three thousand soldiers and seven hundred wagons at Hum s Fork.” “ 1 feel quite unconcerned about the troops, for ac cording to all the Prophets down to Joseph, this king dom is to roll on, until it breaks in piece- every other kingdom, and stands forever ; and everything that thinks to stand in its way, it will roll over, and grind them to powder. This is my faith, and lam thankful to God that he has hel I n e in It, and that I live to see this day. that the l/»rd is hastening on hU work, and that the United Htates are coming up to tight against (lod, for, from that day is the downfall of that nation. There will l»e a conference here on the sixth—but 1 expert it a ill be a conference of women, as the men will l»e out on the road or in the mountains.” “ I am sorry you are living in a community of devils, hut their time is short ; judgment begins at the house of God first—we have had famine, and now war—and what else may come I dont know. But if the anger of God scathe the green tree, certainly it will burn the dry tree to a-hes.” China mid India. By the arrival of the Early Bird ami Spray, nay* j the San Francisco daily Argus, we have intelligence! from Hongkong to the 25th of Septemlier, being forty one days later news. The war in China is almost at a standstill, the usual number of junks arc captured, the blockade of Canton being still maintained. On the pait of the Chinese, the greatest activity prevails, it being known that ut Canton some two hundred war- Isiats are building. Hon. Wm. B. Read, U. ft. Com- j missiwner, arrived at Hongkong on the Ist fteptemher, and entered upon the duties of his office. The U. ft. j sloop of war Portsmouth, (.'apt. Foote, was about vis- ■ iting Japan. TUe Levant was ut Hongkong, and the San Jacinto at Shanghac. The Russians are o|>ening a brisk trade with China, and have sent an embassy to Pekin. The Portugese trouble at Ningpo, has been amicably settled, The Americans are outwitting the British in trading at Fub-Chau, in consequence of the F. ft. Consul maintaining that the Chinese Custom Home authorities were pledged to take Mexican dol lars at 2 per cent discount, while the English have to I pay 14 per cent. The Indian rcvolters still maintain! their stand against the East India Company ; Delhi I being intaet up to the 29th of August, two weeks la ter than advices per Europe. Several sallies made by the Sepoys had resulted disastrously,but no important progress made. The attempt to get the rebellious Se poy regiments in Calcutta to volunteer for China, pro- j ved abortive. The rebellion is, beyond doubt, grudu- i ally extending ; and, notwithstanding the constant i arrival of troops, the British residents are desirous that martial law should he proclaimed throughout India. OBITI'AItY. Plod, Oct. '.’4th,, 1*57, on board steamer J. I.- Stephens, on her passage from Panama to Pan Francisco. Catharixk Annkiti, aged 14 years, only daughter of the Into Thomas Tliorn, of Quurtzburg, Mariposa county. Sad, indeed, In tlio task to record the demiHO of one ao young—so lovely—no full of premia* and of hope. En dowed in an eminent degree with all those qualities of mind and heart which win the admiration, and command th. confidence and love of the virtuous and the good—the pride and solace of a fond mother—the object of the tend ered devotion of a brother. Her remains wen- committed to the bottom of the waters—her spirit went to that of her God. “ Weep not for her—in her spring-time she Hew To that land where th- wings of the soul are unfit And now like a star beyond evening s chill dew. Looks radiantly down on the tears of the world.” H. Galveston, Tox., and Nashville, Tenn.. papers please copy. AMarl|H»«u Lodge, IVo. !i4, I*'. and A. REGULAR MEETINGS—The lust Saturday lan fore each full moon. Spnial Meetings, second Saturday thereafter. JOHN X. MOORE, Sec'y A 4£nai l / lxii'g Limlkc, No. t>*. F. and A. M. The next Rt „ ilar Communication of Quartrbu \ bxlge, No. UK, F. ami A. M., will Iw held ou tin lir«l SATURDAY after the full of the moon. WM. H. TUIIKNAI., W. M P. B. Sjiiu woon, 8* i ''y. 1.0. of O. F.— Mariposa Lodge, N". •W. will hereafter meet regularly e' Tueadny Evening, ot eaeh wi-.-k.xt Od< Fellow*’ Hall, commencing. August 11th. Member* of fin Order, and visiting Brother* in good standing, ere Frate nally invited to attend ROB“l S. Mil.l ER. \. i. A. E WAWWRjr. R S. juglo A Qrahd Sciif.mk. —The San IrnnciKoo Ar yus is informed that n party of Californians art* now in the city of Mexico for the purpose of obtaining grunts of land in Sonora, Chihua hua and Durango, which States, it is supposed, will be purchased by ticaty with our (Jovern ' merit. Mr. Lenncbackcr, Agent of Wells, Fargo it Co., in this place, will please accept our thanks for files of San Francisco papers. NE W A DVERTIS EM ENTS. STORE. DWELLING and LOT FOR SAIjE, IV THE TOWN OF BNKIJJNO, MERCED COUNTY. rpilF SUBSCRIBER OUTERS FOR SAI.K THE PRKMIBKS* 1 lately occupied by him in I lit* town of Sncllitig an a Store an*l Dwelling. Til© Hon*© is -o*3o fret in »l«e, tb© I-ot 32 feet *i inches by 100 feel in depth, with ago<>d well of water, ©table and outhouse© thereon The property in new. and in IPMtd condition, and the House in well calculated fora re^taiirant, etc The good will of the late establishment will b« Included in the sale. Terms, favorable. Apply to> the proprietor on the premia©*, nW-it E. E. HEWITT. ALFRED F. WASHBURN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office two doors North ef the Pont Office, Main Street, nlOtf MARIPOSA For XT out or SI Ale. THAT well known eHtablishment now in poaneaaion of J. M. Van dyke, and known a* the Comet Saloon. This Saloon in nit tinted in the moat business part of Mariposa Town, belnir a corner lot fronting on Main ©t.. 50 feet, and on 4th at.. 120 feet For particular* apply to Jaa. Vanline No. 47 flay at., corner of Davis, San Francisco, or J. W. Tomey, Mariposa, who is authorized to act nl9tf THE GEM! MAIN fTItIBT, MARIPOSA. NOTICE I NO BOOKS KEPT 11 JW TORVEY respectfully informs his friends and the # public thnl be rontinnen to keep a choice selection of the best Brandies. Whiskies,Old Toni undo full assortment of Wines, being tliankful for past favors from Cash Custo mer*. he solicits a continuance of their patronage. HOT PUNCHES. BTC. TURING THE SEASON. Rules of the “ Gem ” —Cash Customer*—sB Brandy. 2b eta Those that pay to-morrow, apply •• further on ’ Mariposa. Nov. 19. 1857. LIVER Y STABLE. J. Howell & Co. TIfOULD respectfully inform the |>eop|eof Mariposa and" f I the public generally that they have opened tl»e Stn , We lately kept by J. G. Head, in Hie town of MARIPOSA, ON MAIN STREET, below the old Southern Hotel. Good Saddle Horse* are always to be found at the Stable for hire, at reasonable rates. The l»esi accommodation* in the way of stabling furnished 1 Hordes kept by the l av. Week or Month, on reasonable terms. A NIM AI > TAKEN IN AT AM. HOURS. ■fJT Proprietor always on hand.-fc'* n!9tf SULLIVAN & CO GRANITE STORE, MAIN STREET. MARIPOSA. IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN PROVISIONS, FOREIGN AND GROCERIES, DOMESTIC DETGOODS, WINES AND CLOTHING, LIQUORS. BOOTS, HAVANA HARDWARE, SEGARS, MINING TOOLS, And a variety of articles suited to the want* of a Mining and Fanning community, which we will seO at lower Rates for cash. than any other establishment In the Southern Mines. WK HAVE HE< KNTI.Y OPENED A BRANCH of our House in SAN FUANCIBCO, through which we now receive onrnupplic* direct from NEW YORK AND BOSTON. By thi< Hmingement we ore enabled to sell our Good* at price* which wII defy competition. Purchasers are in vited to call and examine our Mock and Prices. P. S . . All (inlet* entrusted to u* will I** promptly attended to and particular attention paid to the SAKE and SPEEDY delivery of Good* in Ibis and neighboring Towns. THE SAME ADVANTAGES ARE TO BE HAD AT OUR STORE AT Ooultorvllle, nl'Jtf MAXWELL’S CREEK. nl Notice to Creditor*. In the County Coart of Mariposa County, I suite of California, J In the matter of the Petition of (Tmrlett Bruce and William D. Brin e : Insolvent Debtors. T 3 UHSUANT to an order of the Hon. J. M. Bondu- X rant, Judge of the Comity Court aforesaid, notice in hereby given to all the Creditors of the Mid Charles Bruce and William I). Bruce, Insolvent*, to be and. appear before the Hon. J. M. Bondurant, aforesaid, in chandler* at the Court House, in the Town of Maripo sa, on the TWK.NTV-KIKBT DAY OF DECEMBER, A. D., 1857, at 10 o’clock, a. m.. of that day; then and there to efcow cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said Insolvent* should not he granted, and’an assignment of their Estate nnd pn-perty be made, and they he discharged from their debts andi liabilities, in pursuance of the Statutes in such cases made and provided. Witness ray hand and the Seal of said Court, this 11th day of S T ovcnil>er, A. D.. 1867. [ska l.] WM. A. GUARD, Clerk. Ai.usus »V II a Hina, Ally's for Petitioners. Mariposa, November lOtn, 1R57. nlffttf TNT 011 oo . COUNTY SURVEYOR’S OFFICE, ) MinjnrroN, FußcmCo.. November 3d., 1867./ THE undersigned. Surveyorof Erusnu County, respectful ly inform* the Public that he is now prepared to Bur vey Hwainp and Overflowed lam) ; Preemption Claim*. an*& all kind* of Survey lug. Civil Engineering etc Also, that he will attend to having the Ileclnratory Statement* toAcn, of persons wishing to locate Public lauds. Any business entrusted to bi* charge will be promptly, attended to un application at his office in Millerton. T. C. ST A 1.1/). nl2-3tn County Surveyor. Fresno Co. NOTICE TO SETTLERS ON U.S. LANDS. THE UNDERSIGNED WIKI. GIVE HPEfIAI, ATTENTION to the locating of Military Bounty Ijtnd Warrant*, for Settlers on United States Surveyed land* to he offered at Public Sale, by order ol the President of the United State*, in May next. Such Warrants will Is* received at the differ ent Ijind Offices in this Stale, at Die rate of f I:2ft per acre* nnd the assignments in nil cases, when made by us, GUAR ANTEED. Parties Holding inch Warrants, and desiring to sell, will receive the highest cash nmiket price, and those desiring to PURCHASE, I OCATE. OR PROVE UP THEIR CI.AIMS, will do well to call upon u*. Settlers utn distance wishing to locate warrants, enn do so through Power of At lorney. which will l»e furnished by us upon application through letter. Charges moderate. F. t). WAKKMAX. WM. fc. UiGUINS, Notary Public, Son El OOMistlo y KHAt I* Office Application© for Bounty l and Warrant*correctly mndv out , and all Claims against the United States Government, or against the New Granadian Government, by icason ot loss©* sustained during the I'uuaiiiH Riots of A prill he 16th, 186*, collected through our Special Agent at Wanhinglon. iis;3m is;lm2dp B A H I, B Y. 100,000 POUNDS FOR SALE BY I MERCED FALLS. ufl ADAM YATES. SEED OATS. 2 0,00 0 POUNDS FOB SALE UV MERCED EAI.LS. ADAM VATBS.