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Htnriposa Democrat.-
PUBLISHED KVERY THURSDAY MORNING,
BY C. P. DAVIS and WILLIAM GODFREY,
KI» IT«) K a AN* PBOT’HIKTOHS.
Office on High at, East side, below the New Plata.
AGENTS.
JAMES M. VAN DYKE. corner of Main ami Fourth streets,
Mariposa. in our authorised agent to receive Subscriptions. i
Advertisements, and Job Work. All orders left with him '
will receive prompt attention.
THOMAS BOYCE, north emit corner Washington and *
Montgomery street*, San Francisco, is our duly authorized
agent to receive subscriptions and advertisements.
T. M HUSTON, Express Rider between this place ami
Kern Wvw, is duly authorized to receive subscriptions, ad
verlisement* and ’job Work.
&if~ Mu. F. I>. Torm. of Stockton. 1* ourilaly authorised
Agent to receive Nukscriptlons and advertisements.
MAJ. ELKIN'S, of Lagrange, Is our authorized agent for
Ftanislaus County.
HORNITOS;
THURSDAY NORNINU DEC. IT.
THB MORMONS.
The late news from Utah removes nil doubt
ns to the intentions of Brigham Young and his
deluded followers. The Mormons, from all
parts of the country, are hastening to Great
Salt Lake City, at the command of this falsest
of prophets, sacrificing their property in a
manner unparalleled, and with a recklessness
that plainly shows their willingness to forsake
all and cling to their religion—if religion it can
bo called—and even risk life itself. Were
it in a better cause, such enthusiasm would
call forth the plaudits of the world—and it
would merit them. Some of the peace-loving
of the community, influenced no doubt by
their horror of bloodshed, and their unwilling
ness to believe in such foolhardiness, entertain
the opinion, or rather, the hoj>e, that before an
actual collision can take place, wiser and cool
er counsel will prevail, ami the impending
struggle he avoided. While this must he the
earnest wish of every peace-loving citizen, it
is almost beyond hope. The Mormons have
assumed a belligerent attitude, here, in the
midst of a nation who have ever refrained
from special action with reference to their or
ganization and workings, which arc a foul
stench in the nostrils of the people of the Uni
ted States. Their long immunity in the great
Salt Lake Valley, and the impunity with which
they have openly imposed upon and robbed
the emigrants passing through that country,
have rendered them saucy and ungovernable
they have maltreated the officers of Gov
ernment, and now defy the Government itself.
They can bo managed only by the means now’
being adopted. A very natural argument with
many, is, that it is impossible, and even un
natural, that the Mormons, speaking our lan
guage, being familiar with our institutions, liv
ing among us, upon the soil of our country,
and for many other reasons, can persist in
their present course. But it must be remem
bered, that the Mormons arc not all Ameri
cans—scarcely one-fifth are of this nation—and
of the remainder, but a very few’, indeed, are
even naturalized citizens. The emissaries of
the Mormon church are sent to every country
whore they can hope to obtain proselytes. The
enormous tithes exacted from the members,
furnish a large revenue, which is applied in
part to transporting these proselytes to the
grand centre of Mormondom. Great Britain,
France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norw’ay,
Russia, all contribute their quota, and as may
bo supposed, they are not the most intelligent
those countries produce. These people, low
bred, ignorant and superstitious, have but a
slight glimpse of our country as they pass
through it on their way to their destination,
and but little capability forjudging of its mer
its, even had they the opportunity of seeing
more. After their arrival at Salt Lake City,
they imbibe the spirit which actuates the lead
ers of that people. These leaders are men of
vicious, immoral character, strong prejudices,
and under the cloak of religion, seek to gratify
their worst passions. From such a people,
and such leaders, nothing can be expected but
a most stubborn resistance.
“ Justice.” —This correspondent has as
sumed a wrong signature. He does himself
and us great injustice , when he construes our
article to reflect on the Sheriff of Merced
county. We say again, the Sheriff promptly
arrested the man, but was unable to keep him
in bis custody, for want of proper assistance.
It would be well to peruse the sentence again.
It is unexceptionable, and does not reflect in
any way on the Sheriff. The idea of such a
misconstruction is pretty Tall-but may bo well
meant
Affray at Beau Valley. —On Monday af
ternoon a shooting scrape took place in Bear
Valley, between several Americans and Mexi
cans, in which quite a number of shots were
fired, resulting, we are informed, in three of
the combatants receiving wounds in the arm
—one American and tw’o Mexicans. The lat
ter party were vanquished.
A Mistake. —News was received here last
week, that a person answering the description
of Edwards, the murderer of Snelling, had
been arrested at San Joso. An officer who
went to San Jose to identify him, has returned
to Merced county, and states that it was not
Edwards. Ho is, therefore, still at large.
The Ball at Snelling.— To night a grand
ball is advertised to take place in our flourish
ing sister town. Many, we are told, will be
present to enjoy themselves on the occasion.
We wish them all a happy time.
Stockton Weekly Democrat. —Wo have
received the first numbers of this new and
ably conducted Democratic paper, published
at Stockton, and edited by Eusey Biven, Esq.,
favorably know in this section,
E. C. V. Ball.— The members of the “ an
cient and honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus”
give a grand Bali at Visalia, Tulare county,
on the 15th. We presume that everything was
satisfactory.
w No. 11., of tho series of articles on ar
tesian wells, will appear in our next
mil VIM AM \ CORIIGMPOKDENCR.
Visalia, Dec. 18, 1857.
Messrs. Editors —According to promise, I
write you from this flourishing section of our
State. Tulare county, In my opinion, will
prove to bo one of the richest in the State, as
a farming and stock-raising section. The land
is of a most excellent quality for every des
cription of farming purposes, being easily irri
gated, and produces, annually, an abundant
crop of natural clover and other grass. The
population of the county has greatly increased,
lately, and I am happy to say that they are
intelligent, industrious and thriving. They ap
preciate literature, and look after the news
from the rest of the world, as I see by the
large packages of the Democrat which arrive
here by every mail. This town is in a very
flourishing condition. Dwelling houses, prin
cipally of brick, are being put up, as well as
edifices for stores, etc.; a splendid brick build
ing is being erected, the upper part of which
is to be used as a Masonic hall, and the lower
part will bo occupied as store-rooms. A beau
tiful brick church is nearly completed, belong
ing to the Methodist denomination.
Orchards and vineyards are being planted,
and I notice that they all appear to be under
excellent cultivation. The trees of Dr. George
bore some excellent fruit last fall, and I re
member having eaten some very luscious
peaches from them, which were kindly pre
sented by the worthy proprietor. In a black
smith shop, I saw some large plows, which, I
was informed, were to be used in constructing
the proposed canal from Tulare Lake to the
San Joaquin river, the lines of which arc sur
veyed and marked out When this undertak
ing is completed, great advantages will no
doubt accrue to the inhabitants of this thriving
country, draining, as it will, many thousand
acres of land that is now' a marsh, and thus
rendering it capable of being cultivated. At
the same time the canal will afford a means of
sending productions of the soil to a ready
market, and a way of obtaining necessary sup
plies.
Game is abundant, myriads of geese, ducks
and water-fowl of every description at this
season congregate at Tulare lake, and hunters
from that locality make their appearance daily
in this place, loaded down with game. The
citizens of this place avail themselves of the
good sporting to be had at the lake, and
among those who enjoy the sports of the field,
may be counted your correspondent, who may
in fact, be called a young “ Nimrod.” Hunt
ers at the inform mo that they frequent
ly shoot both otter and heaver there, as they
are quite abundant. I hear a good deal said
about the Kern river quartz mines, ami there
appears to be some very rich veins recently
opened, which yield larger than any that has
heretofore been prospected. Quite a number
of new mills aro being erected, and several
others lately completed have commenced ope
rations. I will endeavor to give you some ac
count of their progress poco tiempo. The an
cient and honorable Order of E. C. V. are to
have a grand ball on the 15th. In conclusion,
Messrs. Editors, if you wish to sec a flourish
ing town, come dowm “ our wayyou will
And nice accommodations at the “ Eagle Ho
tel,” kept by Messrs. Raggio, Hurrough A Co.,
who do things up right At the same time
you would find agreeable exercise at the
Howling Saloon of Mr. L. H. Kctcham, who is
very attentive to ids visitors. Item.
Court of Sessions. —The Court of Sessions
of Mariposa county adjourned last week, after
a short term. The following are the cases dis
posed of: Antonio Harumas, burglary, sen
tenced to one year’s imprisonment in State
Prison; Conway, petit larceny, fined
S2O; Antonio Clavenu, embezzlement, ac
quitted.
Execution in Sonora. —The three men, C.C.
Lyons, R. Poore, and i). McCauley, suffered
the extreme penalty of the law, at Sonora, on
Friday, 11th inst., at 2 p. m. All three made
confessions and long speeches; while they
were speaking, a cry of fire was given, and
considerable excitement prevailed.
New Book. — Wc have received from Henry
Shipley A Co., Sacramento, the “ Last of the
Fillibasters,” by Win. Frank Stewart. It is a
well printed book, of eighty-five pages, and is
interesting. Mr. Stewart, who was himself a
fillibuster, is extremely severe upon General
Walker and the late war in Nicaragua.
Kimmkll.— This is the name of a choice
liquor of very superior flavor, two bottles of
which have been presented to us by those
courteous gentlemen, Messrs. Crocker A Co,,
of the Pacific Hilliard Saloon. Gentlemen,
your health! May your prospects ever be
as bright as your einilee.
Grand Jury.— This body convened on Mon
day, 7th inst., and adjourned on Friday, the
12th. A true bill was found against Choiser,
known as “ Punch,” who killed Hcigler, at
Hear Valley. This case was sent to tho Dis
trict Court.
Anotuer Lump. —True A Co., in their claim
in Armstrong’s Gulch, found a piece of gold
last week, weighing SOO. The claim is other
wise paying well.
Commencing. —. Several companies in the
neighborhood aro being supplied with water
for sluicing, and tho season may he said to
have fairly commenced.
Calaveras Senatorial Election. The
special election of a State Senator, to succeed
Mr. Norman, in Calaveras county, on tho sth
instant, seems to have excited but little inter
est. Tho Chronicle says it resulted in the
choice of Wm. T. Lewis, Esq., though we can
not ascertain by how many votes. The num
ber, however, was less than anticipated, and
but little interest was taken, as no serious op
position was offered.
Shooting. — A shooting affray took place
near Stockton, on the 9th inst., says the Re
publican, between Mr. Wm. Murray and John
O’Neal, resulting in tho death of the luttor,
who fired first at Mr. Murray.
Ol»tnlnlni{ I#»'irnl Ail vice.
I A good thing, well paid, belongs to every
body, and wo are not of those who let a good
joke die for the want of re-telling. Something
of this character was “got off” a few days
since, in Mariposa town fa town for which wo
have the highest respect, by the way,) In which
a fund of dry humor is shown on the one side,
and a happy spirit of repartee on the other,
that is truly amusing.
A well-known legal adviser residing in Mar
iposa was, a few evenings since, seated in his
office, ruminating, possibly, on the dullness of
the times and “matters and things in general,”
when his office door was opened, and a prom
inent clerical gentleman, remarkable for ids
fun-loving propensities, walked in. The par
ties were unacquainted.
After the customary salutations, the lawyer,
with a bland smile, requested his visitor to be
seated, when the clergyman thus made known
his business:
“ My name is , T am a minister of the
gospel, and I would like to have your profes
sional assistance in a case of extreme import
ance, knowing no one who is better qualified.”
Visions of heavy fees, and protracted litiga
tion arose before the minds-eyc of our legal
friend. “ Your opinion of my professional
ability is extremely flattering,” said ho, “ and
you may rest assured I will use rny best ef
forts to gain your cause. What arc the par
ticulars of the case ?”
“ Perhaps you have, like myself, noticed that
for several years past, a personage of rather
doubtful respectability, has been in undispu
ted possession of a large portion of this beauti
ful country.”
Again did a bright perspective flash before
the expectant lawyer—it might be a suit
against the great Fremont claim—possibly it
was a suit for some few leagues of other “ gra
zing ami agricultural lands”—thus he reflected,
and asked the name of (he individual.
“ I mean the Devil,” said the minister, “ and
I wish you to procure a writ of ejectment, that
he may be banished this part of the country,
at least.”
The feelings of our legal friend may be im
agined. As a party of miners feel, when they
have bought a claim, and discover that it has
been “ salted ”—or as feels he, who, expecting
a remittance, opens the letter and reads a
pressing dun—so felt, for a moment, the legal
gentleman. His blushes would have done hon
or to a damsel ujKrn receiving her first propo
sal. He soon, however, recovered his pres
ence of mind, and with all the gravity of the
profession, replied:
“ My dear sir, this is a case, I fear, which
the law cannot reach. The party having had
possession so long, the writ of ejectment would
he null under the Statute of Limitation.”
The clergyman retired, with a mixed ex
pression of chagrin and disappointment on his
face caused by the unexpected repartee. As
he closed the door, a suppressed chuckle, and
the words, “ Had him there I” might have been
heard from the lawyer. The clergyman, it is
proper to suppose, having failed to bring the
law to bear on the case, is following the old
fashioned method of threatening the aforesaid
disreputable individual from the pulpit, every
Sunday.
Public Meeting at Los Angeles.— ln com
pliance with a call, signed by a large number
of influential citizens, a meeting was held in
lies Angeles, to prevent the sale of arms and
ammunition to the Mormons. Committees
were appointed—one to address a memorial to
the Governor of the State and the Commander
of the Pacific Department of the Army, asking
that troops be sent there, and stationed at
Fort Tejon, to guard against incursions into
that valley from the Salt Lake country ; and
the other committee were appointed to exam
ine if arms and ammunition were being trans
ported from Los Angeles, ir. some wagons
about leaving for Utah ; but some of the mem
bers, not feeling justified in making the neces
sary examinations, the wagons drove off, car
rying “aid and comfort” for Brigham. There
is no doubt that a load or two also started on
the arrival of the Surprise, direct from San
Pedro, for Utah.
Constitutional Convention. —lt scorns to
have been conceded, except by a comparatively
few lawyers, that the question of calling a Con
stitutional Convention had been defeated. In
answer to a letter from one of our citizens,
says the Sacramento State Journal , a gentle
man of the Sacramento bar gave his.written
opinion, some two months ago, that this ques
tion was really carried before the people, and
at the proper time the matter would be fairly
decided upon. This opinion was designed, by
the parly receiving it, for publication, but on
second consideration it was allowed to remain
quietly aside for future reference. The Legis
lature, and not tho Supremo Court, as many
suppose, will have the disposal of the mooted
{K>int, and it will be well for members to look
at the law, and to vote knowingly.
P. T. Baiinum.—lf tho Stamford (Conn.)
Advocate is to be belived, P. T. Itanium is
not intending to move to Europe, and is “on
his legs ” again. It thinks he is to-day a rich
er man than ho was before tho connection
with the Jerome Clock Company. It is said
that he has bought all the claims against him
self for from live to twenty-five cents on the
dollar, with tho exception of about $16,000 in
and about Danville, which he will probably
have to pay in full. The whole of the vast
property assigned by him for the benefit of
his creditors, has again passed into his hands,
and he is now refurnishing and refitting
“ Iranistan” in good style for his future resi
dence.
Mormon War. —The Sacramento Sentinel
says that Col. Kibbu has written to tho War
Department, recoin mending that the troops
necessary to “cleanout” tho Mormons b
raised in California; and giving it as his opin
ion that we can do the business in first-rate
style.
Judge Murray’s Remains.— The remains of
tho late Chief Justice Murray are to bo re
moved to his former home, in Alton, Illinois,
in accordance with the request of his relatives
now residing at that place.
Bradburd's Patent Orf Separator. —One
of these ingenious yet simple and useful ma
chines is now in the machine shop of Mr. Jes
se Blydenburgh, at No. 120 Market street,
San Francisco, and is thus described by the San
Francisco Argus: Tt has been used for several
years in Connecticut, Virginia and other States,
quite extensively, for the purpose of separat
ing the sulphurets from the “ganguc” or de
bris, and has been recently introduced in this
State, in the hope that it would prove equally
effectual. One of them has been in use at the
Helvetia Mill, Grass Valley, and it has been
found to work to perfection ; its intended ap
plication here being to the concentration of
the pyrites, so abundant in the quartz lodes in
our favored State, and which is always, more
or less, auriferous. It is so constructed as to
form an admirable amalgamator as well. It
consists of a copper, shaking table, to which is
mechanically given the same movement as a
pan, worked by hand; the table has a very
slight depression, but by an ingenious contri
vance, can be raised or lowered at will; above
it is a trough, with a quantity of little orifices,
through which the water with which it is sup
plied, juts upon the shaking platform—the ef
fect produced by this simple combination, is,
that the pyrites or other mineral matter is dis
charged, between the little jets of water into
the receiver, while the quartzoze, or other mat
ter having less specific gravity, is driven hack
and ejected from the other extremity of the
table, thus effectually concentrating all the
mineral, and discharging it as it accumulates,
while the lighter particles an- carried away en
tirely. The self-feeding and self-discharging
arc two of its principal merits. The power re
quired is but little, being about one horse
power to eight “ Separators;” and one man
can operate with almost any number of them,
as they require so little attention. To all
those who have tried them, we understand
(hey have given entire satisfaction.
The Commander aoainst the Mormons.
A New York paper says that General Albert
Sidney Johnston, who succeeded General Har
ney in command of the army now marching
against Utah, was born in Kentucky, in the
year 1802, and is, therefore, about fifty-five
years old. His father removed from Connec
ticut to Kentucky in 1787, and was one of the
pioneers of that region. The son studied at
Transylvania University, graduated at West
Point, served eight years as lieutenant and ad
jutant in the sixth regiment United States In
fantry, was adjutant general of the Illinois
troops with the rank of colonel in the Black
Hawk war, and subsequently resigned his
commission in the United States army to join
(hat of Texas, which he did shortly after the
battle of San Jacinto. Being a good discipli
narian, he perfected the organization of the
Texan army, of which he became adjutant
general, and passed rapidly through all the
grades until, in 1837, ho was commander-in
chief. In 1839, he acted as Secretary of War
under President Lamar, and was in a memora
ble fight on the Nueces, in which the Texans
defeated seven hundred Cherokces. At the
breaking out of the Mexican war, Gen. John
ston, at the earnest request of Gen. Taylor,
joined the army, and was chosen Colonel of
the first Texas regiment. This was disbanded
with others, afterwards, but Colonel Johnston
became inspector general of Gen. Butler's di
vision, and served as such at the battle of
Monterey. After (hat battle, ho retired into
private life as a planter in Brasoria county,
Texas, where he remained until, in 1840, Pres
ident Taylor appointed him paymaster in the
army.
Dr. Griffin, of Los Angeles, is brother-in
law of Col. Johnston.
Tub Mormon Exodus. —The I*os Angeles
Star, says that the exodus of the Mormons
from San Bernardino m giving glorious “ bar
gains ” to those who purchase their lands and
properly. One tract of eighty-two acres, that
cost $lO 50 per acre, fenced with a good pick
et fence, which cost $2 per rod, the entire
tract under cultivation, with good ditches for
irrigation, was sold for SSOO. One lot of tw o
and a ha'f acres, in the city of San Bernard!
no, with a good dwelling-house, blacksmith’s
and wagon maker’s shops, out houses, and 150
fruit trees, 40 of which are bearing, was sold
for S3OO. Another tract, containing 000 acres,
under fence, on which were 7,500 grape vines,
and was assessed last year at SIO,OOO, sold for
$1,500. A tract of 800 acres, under fence,
having 500 peach trees in fruit, and 350 young
trees, assorted fruits; a good distillery, which
cost $17,000; a (louring mill, with two run of
stones; a sawmill; all in first-rate condition,
with unfailing water power, was sold for SO,OOO.
This properly cost not less than $75,000. The
titles to all this property is unexceptionable.—
There cannot be less than one hundred im
proved farms, wdth comfortable dwellings, now
for sale in San Bernardino county.
A New Stimulant. —lt is said that a new
stimulant has been discovered in Texas—the
Indian Pic-o-kee, or “ Whiskey root!” This
root grows in considerable abundance in south
ern Texas, on the sandy range of hills border
ing on the Bio Grande. It is known to the
Indians, who dry it, and slicing it up, like a
cucumber, chew it fur its exhilarating effects.
They also drink a decoction of it—a sort of
tea —and the result is said to be strikingly like
that produced upon the system by brandy
cock tails taken internally, except that the
“Pic-o-kee ” sets a man up a little higher than
the more popular excitant, and gives his imag
ination a rather wider scope. The plant is
said to be a species of cactus, never yet classi
fied or described in any botanical work, and
there is no doubt but what it would improve
by cultivation. The time will soon come,
when every man will cultivate his own little
w hiskey patch, and instead of >( give us a chaw
of tobacco,” give us a chaw of M Pic-o-kec.”
The tee-total pledges will have to ho remod
eled to comprehend the root, and the fashion
able bar rooms will soon get up “ Pic-o-kee
cocktails,” for morning consumption.
Correction. —ln our last, in acknowledging
the receipt of the invitation to the Masonic
Ball, it should have read “ members of Quartz
burg Lodge,” instead of “ Quartzburg Lodge.”
Latest News from Utah.
My the steamer Hnrpriae, which uni veil at San Fran
cisco on the loth, from IjOS Angelos, we have the fol
lowing intelligence from Utah:
Mr. Hell, a Gentile merchant who arrived at Los
Angeles, informs the Star that Col. Johnson had ar
rived at Ham's Fork, and had taken the command ;
that communications,short but expressive, had passed
l»etwcon the Colonel and Gov. Young, the result of
which was, that Col. Johnson ordered his command
to be ready next morning for an advance on Salt
Lake City, where he intended to winter. Ham's Fork
is alsmt one hundred miles from the City.
The Mormons were stationed at Echo canon, about
fifty miles from the City, through which the tn*op«
must pass—a collision, therefore, was inevitable. The
Mormons were in great numbers, and were being rn|i
idly enforced. A march of two or three days would
bring the troops in front of their opponents.
A numlier of wagons have been burned, seventy-six,
belonging to Government contractors. A body of
armed mounted men came at night to the camp, and
told the wagon master that they intended to give him
time to awake his men and remove their baggage and
liedding, and told him to save a wagon to take his
party to the States, which he did. They then set Are
to the train and destroyed it. The cattle were driven
into Salt take City.
Mr. Hell thinks that i>i rase of resistance to the
troops, there is every reason for confidence that Col.
Johnson will force the passage of the canon and make
good his advance on the City.
The force of the Mormons had been over-estimated
the whole force falls far short of 10,000 men.
Winter hud set in with severity. In the city, snow
was two inches deep, and in the mountains, where the
Mormons were encamped, from six to twelve inches
deep.
The Mormon army was in a very poor condition,
badly clothed, poorly armed, and with very little pro
visions. The families are represented as being in a
suffering condition—wanting in provisions and wood,
and tlio men all called to the camps.
Mr. Hell's company consists of himself, of the firm
of Kincaid k Co., and Mr. Rea, of the firm of Gilbert
A Grclish, with their families, consisting of four young
ladies, and several young men who had l»een employed
as clerks—in all, with teamsters, amounting to sixteen
persons. They hud paw polls from Gov. Young, but
were only asked for them once. It seemed aa if intel
ligence hud been sent ahead of them, and that all
knew of their Journey to California but at one station.
Nevertheless, it was necessary. at each settlement, to
coll on the Hiahop, hire an Interpreter,and send them
ahead of the company to truut with the Indians for
their safe passage. Hy representing themselves as
Mormons, using every precaution, and more particu
larly hy the expenditure of over two thousand dollars
among Bkihops, interpreters and Indians, the compa
ny succeeded in making their way in safety.
Mr. Hell was enrolled in the army of defence, hut
on being informed of it, declined, of course, the in
tended honor. He,therefore, left the Territory.
Messrs. Kincaid k Co. and (filbert k G relish sold
out their entire stock of goods to the Mormons at the
prices offered by the authorities. They were told the
people wanted them, and they had better take what
they could get, or abide the result.
Lieut. Ives, of the Colorado Exploring Expedition,
had arrived ut Fort Yuma, where he was engaged in
putting together his stem wheel steamer.
MORMON T II U N DIB.
Hy the mail which arrived at Ism Angeles on the
4th inst., from Salt take. copies of the Deseret JVetot
were brought, which contain the following specimens
of Mormon thunder:
From the language in the following extract, taken
from the .Vow of Oct. 14th, it would seem as if the
JHXiple of the territory hud already commenced the
work of demolishing their own property. There are
also intimations, sufficiently significant, that saints, or
their “red right hand,”—the Indians—had set the
prairie on fire around the encampment. It says ;
"And do our enemies foolishly imagine that the
Saints will deny their faith, forego the rights guaran
teed them by our common Constitution and every just
human law, and timely suffer themselves to lie tyran
nized over forever? One mi ght randy su/i/mmc that
the prompt mealing and hunting of our turn property
would demonstrate tliat we have told them the truth,
and that there are principles which we prize far high
er than we do those perishable things which they have
•*et their hearts ujiod. If they can take a bint, they
may now lie satisfied that we are not going to lie again
rode over by rooba that we have not been fooling in
this matter, and, as President Hnclianaii was plainly
informed, that we will not again suffer such scoun
drels as some have been, to again I* put in authority
over us, for that was all the objection made in the
' Memorial and Itesolutions' which a high officer in our
(Jovemment said ‘ breathed a defiant spirit.’ We defy
him to find aught of defiance therein, except to black
hearted corruption.
“ If the officers and troops so uselessly, unjustly and
illegally ordered to Utah, can now take the hint and
are ready to go back, ceasing, as they should, to aid
corrupt demagogues and s|iecnlators in tyrannizing
over American citizens, they will receive every requi
site assistance to enable them to return to where they
more properly liclong, and to where their services may
soon l>c really needed. If this just and liberal propo
sition be not accepted and acted upon, they have al
ready seen what they may expect, should they persist
in carrying out the unhallowed designs of corrupt ad
ministrators of our Gov. rnnicnt who are urged hy of
fice-hunters, speculators and the devil, to crush out ev
ery constitutional right—every vestige of truth and
liberty.
" Had the mob now on onr borders l»ccn the hypo
critical priests, the rotten politicians and cursed hjioc
ulators who have urged on this movement, they would
long ago have been utterly wasted—they would never
have seen the South Pass. Our brethren have as yet
been restrained from harming those officers and sol
diers, else the late buttle between the soldiers and the
prairie fire—which (Jen. Harney may record as his
lOfith—would have been the prelude to their surren
der or being wiped out. To * cut out the loathsome,
disgusting ulcer,’ Government should have sent those
who have, solely for their religion, killed the Prophets,
driven women and children, the sick, the aged and
the infirm, time and again in the dead of winter, and
those who have exulted in such fiendish conduct, with
Stephen A. Douglas at their head, and they would
long ago have been food for wolves.”
From remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, on
Sunday, Sept, 27, we take the following:
“ Those troo|»s seem to feel determined to come
here. There arc about 14(H) of them, and with their
officers and servants altogether, there will lie upwards
of *2(NIO. Captain Van Vlict advised them to turn iu
somewhere and fix up and stay for the winter, but be
hud no orders about the matter, therefor© ail be could
do was to give them good counsel. Hut when he found
they could not lx* prevailed upon to take his advice,
he told them that if they attempted to come in here,
we should slay them. When tney heard this, they
shouted with anger, and the next day traveled thirty
miles towards this place % they made two days' march
in one.
Brigham Young says, in a sermon delivered on the
27th of Sept., " In relation to those soldiers coming;
they never can come so long as the Lord God Almigh
ty gives us strength to resist them ; and that is not
all- there is no man timteau rule over this people but
Hrigham Young.” The congregation shouted, amen.
At a meeting in the Bowery, October Cth, Brigham
Young was sustained, by the unanimous vote of the
people, as 4 ‘ Prophet, Seer, nud Hevelator,”
Mammoth I'eau.— The farmer mentions a
huge pear grown this season at the Mission of
San Jose, which weighed Sl’js. 4soz., and mea
sured, in circumference, 21$ inches, length
ways, and 17$ across the thickest part. It
was taken hy the last Panama steamer to the
City of Washington.
ItßMGiorn Hkrviok at Hoknitor. Rev. Mr. Wtitr
will preach at the School house, next Sabbath, (20th)
at II o’clock, a. m. Ilov. Mr. Woon will preach at the
name place on the Rerand Sabbath after, (Jan. 3d) at
same hour. The public are respectfully invited to at
tend.
Homitos P. o.—Arrival* and Departures of Mails.
Arrive* from Stockton at 8 o’clock, f. *»., ever/ Monday,
Wednesday, find Friday. Imth for n»mc place on alter
nate day*, at 2 o’clock, a. m.
Arrives from Mariposa at 8 o’clock, r. u., every Monday
Wednesday, ami Friday. for name place tm alter
nate day*, at 3 o'clock, A. *.
Arrives from MMerton and Visalia at 6 o'clock, p. eve
ry Wednesday, and leaves every Thursday at h o’clock, a. m,
closiwg of tiik wail.
THE MAH, will close at this Post Office for the Atlantic
Stales and Europe, on FRIDAY, I>ecemlier 18, at fl o'clock,
p M. W. O. GtMB, P. M.
lloHxrroe, Dee. 10, 18/17.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
OARDEN SEEDS.
Garden rkkus of et,;ky description now ow
h*nd. And wArmntnd pn’nuinr For »»le At thA Dm*
HDirp, we*t Aide o t the Flecm, by
dI7 A. D. BOYCE.
QUARTZ MINING MACHINERY.
BRADFORD’S PATENTORE SEPARATORS.
THESE MACHINES ARK OFFER Kit FOR SALE, AND
are open to the examination of the Mining community
of California, performing all that ia undertaken for them,,
vi/. : to concentrate the mineral particles of the rock af*.er
it has been crushed and sited. The operation Is nothing
more than mechanically “panning out.” hut so nicely
working that fold ran he panned readily from “ black
sand.” The most iui|Mirtant application is to concentrate
sulphureta from quartz. doing it rapidly and well. Noth
ing now. and are in nse on a number of mining pnoperties
in the older States. Machinery on exhibition, and for sale
by JFHBE S. BLYDKNBTTRGH,
120 Market street,
d!7 3ra SAN FRANCISCO.
Sheriff’« Sale.
BV virtue of a decree of foreclosure of mortgage
atid order of sule issued out of the District Court
of the Thirteenth .judicial District, in and for the-
County of Mariposa, HluU* of California, In the action*
of James 11. Watson against David Cunningham, duly
attested on the twelfth day of Decemlter, A. D., one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, 1 am com
manded to sell the following projierty to-wit: All that
certain Turnpike Hoad, commencing near the public
house on the Stockton and Marip'»sa road, known aa
the Cow and Calf Ibinrh, interneeting Hnrekhalter’s
Koad at or near said point; thence crossing Bear
Creek at the month of Green’s Gulch, continuing up
Green's Gulch to the source and termination at tho
Kanch heretofore called Cunningham's Ranch, at the
forks of tlie Mariposa, Agua Frio and Stockton wagon
road, the distance being aliout three miles or lesa, to
gether with all and singular the tenements, heredita
ment* and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in
any wise appertaining.
Notice is hereby given that, on SATURDAY, the
SECOND DAY OF JANUARY, A. D., one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-eight, between the hours of
10 o’clock, a. m., and 4 o’clock, p. m.. I will ex|>ose
for sale at Public Auction, at the front door of the
Court House, in the town of Mari|K>stt, the above de
scribed property, or so much thereof as will satisfy
said judgment and cost of suit, to the highest bidder
for Cash. J. D. CHIPPEN,
Sheriff of Mariposa County.
Mariposa, Decemlter 17th, IW7. d!7td
STORE FOR SALE
Jkt Tulito.
G. BERNARD
VfOW OFFERS HIS ENTIRE STOCK OF GOODS FOR
i. X sale, consisting of
GROCERIES. PROVISIONS,
CROCKERY, CLOTHING,
HARDWARE, MOOTS A SHOES.
WIKIS AND LIQIOKS, AND AI.I. KINDS OF
Farmers' and .tfliirr,' Supplies .
IW ing desirous of quilling the business, Mr. Bernard will
sell Ills stock of giMKiH and business house at
Tulito, two miles and a half South of Hornitos,
at a reasonable price. Any one wishing to establish him
self In a permanent business, would do well to notice this
chance for a bargain. dI7 3t
PMi¥iV SH.tf'tJi'V SAMAPOJT
IS REMOVED
To East aide of the Pla/a, next to Block A Co's store.
WM. GRADE . : : : : Proprietor, late of Stockton.
SHAVING, SIIAMPOOMNG, AND HAIR CITTING.
Regular f’iuUmm wilt l*furni*h*l with n Sejtarale Shaving,
Cup anti /{rush.
Particular attention paid to cutting hair in the latest
and most fashionable style. dl7tf
D. BLOCK & Co.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, CloiMnf,
BOOTS, SHOES, CUTLERY.
And all kinds of Fancy Goora.
North East Corner of the Flasa, Hornitos,
TITOI'I-D inform consumer* of any of the above named
YY Article*, that they are now prepared to *ell them at
extraordinary low prices They are continually receiving
fresh supplies of good*, which renders their stock among
The iMott Comp Ute in the Southern Uinet.
Purchasers would do well, and save money by examining
their fine shick before purchasing elsewhere. dlOtf
COSMOPOLITAN SALOON,
....Southeast of the Plata,....
MAIN STREET, HORNITOS^
CHAS. BENBROOK & CO., : ; Proprietors*
THIS splendid Saloon having been recently enlarged and
newly tilted up throughout, ia now open foe the re
ception of visitors. Wines. Liquors and Cigar*, of tho
l.' -l quality, will always be found at the Bar. In the S*
loon an*
EXCELLENT BILLIARD TARUSSi
of finest manufacture, and a Bagatelle Table.
Refreshments will Ik? furnislie<l during the day and night
The Proprietors will, endeavor to, make the CUSMOPOLI
TAN tie* moat desirable Saloon of this plane, and invite the
patronage of old friends and the public generally, dlOtf,
HARDWICK & COb.
Main mtm 9 QuartmLurg,
Keep constantly on hand a desira
hie aHsortinent of
GENERAL MERCHANDISE M
Suitable to the wants of the country; which they wilt
sell
CHEAP FQR CASH
H f (foods delivered FREE OF CHARGE.
Connected with the house is a HOTEL, STABLE amt
Wagon Yard, where every attention will bo paid to thn
wants ut tire Traveling Puldia.
KT All Ihusc Indebted to ttie Eitstr of
Thomas THOHX, nr N. F. Tmm.v, are kindly requested to.
make payment, as it is important to close the husinesa
without delay. H. k CO,
CJuart/hurg. Dec. 10, 18/17. dlOtf
Dissolution Notice.
THE COPARTNERSHIP heretofore existing under the
name of HUGUEb 4. CO,, i* this day dissolved by mutual
consent. JONAS 0. CLARK,
Sun Praneiseo, Nov. 2d. 1887. L. G. HUGHES.
The IhibhiiM heretofore conducted under
the name and style of L. G. HIGHIX k CO., will hereafte*
be conducted by L. G. HUUHHS.
Mtujuao.v, Ike. l»t. UwT dlUdt

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