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JOHN 0. DDCHCW, Editor. SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 1853. Removal. —We have removed to our new Office, —next door West of the Court Room, on Washington street. Notice. —Messrs. Duchow & Yancey are authorized and empowered to collect and receipt for all claims due the Gazette Office, lor subscriptions, advertisements and job work. All the business of the office has been placed in their hands, and they will fill all contracts entered in- U by me. THOS. A. FALCONER. Nov. 12, 1853. Notice.—The mails for the Atlan tic States and Europe, will close, at the Columbia Post Office, this (Saturday) evening, at o’clock. newspaper mail will be kept open until 12 o’clock, M., on Sunday. The Gazette, in wrappers, for mailing, can be had at the Gazette office, or at the Post office. TO THE PUBLIC. With the present number of the Ga zette, commences its second volume; with a new hand at the helm, to guide it over the rough and turbulent sea of a California existence. In assuming the responsible position, as conductor of a public journal, in this young and grow ing State, and one, too, which has been so ably conducted by our talented pre decessor, it may not be considered a miss for us to “define our position,” and declare, to some extent, the principles which shall be our guiding star in the future. The Gazette will continue, as here tofore, the advocate of the rights of man, and the glorious principles of Db- j mocracy. And, believing, as we do, that these principles—to which we have been educated from early youth, and which have been confirmed by the ex perience of later years,—are the best calculated to elevate our race, and make man the free, intelligent, and enlight ened being, intended by his Creator, -in stead of the imbecile, servile tool of ttsurpated power and heathenish super stition, —we shall advocate them with zeal and untiring fidelity; keeping aloof from all those petty cliques or factions, which embrace the Democratic faith on -y as a means of elevating themselves to places of trust and confidence, to work out their own ambitious and selfish ends, instead of faithfully and honestly serv ing the people they might be elected and expected to represent. We hope and trust that the Press will be the champion of Republican Institutions, through all coming time; or until the germ which was planted by our Revolu tionary Fathers, and which has grown to a goodly tree, —whose roots are even now moistened by the waters of the two great oceans, —shall stretch forth and multiply its branches, affording a shelter and an asylum from oppression and per secution, to all the sons and daughters of Adam. Our political opponents we shall al ways treat with respect and courtesy; be lieving that every man has a right to act according to the dictates of his own conscience; and that truth and candor, —not abuse and vituperation,—is the only way to convince and win. We shall not, neither shall we allow others, through our columns, to assail the pri vate character of any individual; be lieving it to be unjust and cowardly.— Any, and all, such correspondents, must find some other medium than the Gazette, for such purposes. W e shall keep our readers posted in the occurrences taking place in the bu sy world; give choice selections from the literature, potery, wit and humor of the day; encourage the cause of educa tion; morals; the development of our mining and agricultural wealth; and es. pecially strive to advance the interests *nd prosperity of Columbia, and its vi cinity. We shall not write out a long pro gramme of promises which circumstan ces may not enable us to fulfil, but shall our best enji'avors to make (he Ga*l *ette a welcome and instructive visitor to every cabin and family fireside. With these introductory remarks, our bark sets sail upon the waters, to com mence her second Voyage ;“-and that it may prove one of prosperity, and that our efforts to please may be as success ful, as those of its former conductor, — the kind and esteemed friend of all, who is now on his way to his home in the “sunny South,”—our fondest hopes will be realized. ftp* Our honored And esteemed fel low-citizen, Col. Thomas A. Falconer, leaves, this evening, on his return to the bosom ofhis family, in the beautiful val ley of the Mississippi. It is hard to part with one we love; to part from one we have known and been acquainted with through all the vicissitudes and privations of a life in the mountain region of California, and in a position, above all others, cal culated to sorely try one’s better nature, —and who, through all these trials has proved himself a man to be loved, hon ored and respected. We have ever found him a true and confiding friend, an noble, upright gentleman, and in ev ery sense of the word, an honest man, — “the noblest work of God.” He will leave many warm friends, who will think of their joyous companion, in the hour of festivity, and counsellor in the day of trouble and adversity, when he is far a way o’er the blue waters; and many a prayer will be offered up for his future prosperity, and a happy reunion with his loved ones at home. We shall all anx iously await his return, wi;h his inter esting family, to our wild but happy mountain home. l®“We learn that a party is being formed in Sonora, headed by some of the most influential men of that city, for an expedition to the gold mines of the Amazon. this is the first number in the new volume, those wishing to subscribe, or renew their subscriptions, will do well to call immediately. understand that on Tuesday last, twenty-eight pounds of gold was taken out of a claim, within the city limits of Sonora, by a company of eight men. That evening they divided seven hundred dollars to the share. Married, at San Francisco, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Briely, Jas. Street, Esq., of Shaw’s Flat, to Miss Sarah A. Miller, of Northboro’, Mass. Our worthy friend and his ac complished bride have our thanks for their kind remembrance of the printer. May the happy couple be blessed with long life, happiness and prosperity ; and may their pathway down the stream of life, ever be strewn with rich, beautiful and variegated flowers. F. “Keep it before the people,” that those who hide not their light un der a bushel,but send their names and the nature of their business, to this office, for publication in the Gazette,will find their customers increasing ten fold before the year is out. On Wednesday evening last, Messrs. Gordon & Chilton, gave a sup per in honor of our fellow-citizen, Col. Thomas A. Falconer. It was a joyous occasion, though shaded at times with the thoughts of parting from our friend. The supper was fine, the sentiments ex cellent, and the festivities will long be remembered by the recipients of the hos pitalities of the generous hosts. Arrival. —We are pleased to see that the accomplished lady and little son of our worthy townsman, Niles Mills, Esq., arrived in Columbia, on Wednes day last. Mr. M. and lady were greet ed, on Wednesday . evening, by a ser enade from their numerous friends. Firemen’s Ball. —The “ Columbia Hook A Ladder Company ” will give a grand Ball, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, at the Exchange. From the well known liberality of our gallant Firemen, and the eclat attending their fonner entertain ments iif this character, we feel certain that it will be a brilliant affair. HON. DAVID p. BRODERICK. This distinguished gentleman paid our town a visit on Wednesday last, and re mained Upon the ev ening of his |rrival, a large number of the Deinocrlcy assembled at the Ex change, to bid him welcome, for all con sider him one of the “best abused” men in the State.*' Col. Cazneau was chosen chairman, and introduced Mr. Broderick in a few pertinent remarks. Mr. B. was received with loud cheering but ex cused himsclfi—said that be was travel ling as a private citizen, and did not ex pect display,—that he was glad to see the Democracy, and promised in the campaign of next year to address them. Mr. Coffroth was then called on, and briefly addressed the assemblage. Mr. B. Idft ffir Stockton on Thursday evening. To Correspondents. —“To my old pipe,” from our old correspondent, IT. M., shall appear next week. “ Roland's ’’ poetical effusion is very funny, but wc do not think it contains sufficient poetic merit for publication. The Postmaster, A. A. Ilunnc wcll, Esq., will please accept our thanks for that armful of literature, pictorials, Punches, &c.; and for the first delivery of Atlantic papers by the Panama. JCSyWe arc prepared to do all de scriptions of Job printing likely to be wanted in the mountains, in the neatest manner, and on reasonable terms. We hope those in want of business cards, bill heads, blanks, tickets, posters, &c., &c., will give us a call, and we will guarantee satisfaction. I@-We arc indebted to Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Express, for State, California, and Oregon papers. According to a prophecy in the last number of the Gazette, our friend, 0. P. Davis, scud down a whole boy load of the delicacies of this life; con sisting of preserved chcrics, pears, to matos, green peas, roast chicken, oys ters, &c. &c^ wine and segars, which, —as w? don’t imbibe, nor use the noxious weed i n any shape—the devil claims as his pirate property, to our great relief. ThatO P. is a gentle man, and a man ot kind and generous feelings; this act of liberality and sym pathy for the printers in the house of tribulation and vexation, is a convinc ing proof, and evidence unquestionable. We would heartily recommend those in want of something nice to eat, or toys to amuse the juveniles; from wooden horses down to babies manufactured from rags to give him a call. A New Evening Paper. The l> Daily Evening News,” came out on the Ist inst. It makes a very neat ap pearance, and its columns contain a great variety of interesting matter. Our Advertisers.— Owing to the crowded state of our columns last week, we were unable to refer to the new ad vertisements ; and, in fact, we have but little space this week, but will refer To our friend Stone’s advertisement, and would recommend the boys to give him a call, and will warrent him always ready and willing to exchange tin for the tin. If you want any Express business at tended to, you have but to express your wishes to the polite agent of Wells, Far go & Co.’s Express, and it will be at tended to, right early. The accommddsthtgr and popular firm of James Mills & Co., will draw at sight, in sums to suit, as per advertisement. Notice the Tuolumne Co. Water Go’s advertisement of an important meeting in December. Charcoal-burners, take notice ; an ar ticle of smut is iu demand. Notice tho Postmasters a d v in re gard to the forwarding of letters. Any person finding a gold buckler and seal, or a certificate of deposit, will find it to their advantage to deposit them at James Mills & Co.’s office. The constable’s sale of property, on Washington street, U postponed to the ISth lost. Mining News.— The weather has been threatening for the past week, and once or twice has greeted us with a small pattering. There has been a respecta ble rain, however, in the mountains, which has occasioned a considerable rise of water in the ditches of the Tuolum ne Company. If this would only con tinue, it would be much better than rain here, as the miners could then enjoy the blessings of a liberal supply of water, without being obliged to work in the rain. Dut this cannot last, for as the weather gradually becomes cooler, the clouds congeal, and snow falls instead. The rain in the mountains, we learn, has not affected the miners on the Stan islaus, as the large dam of the Tuolum ne Company has turned the increased volume of water into the ditches; thus preventing, as yet, the miners on the riv er from being disturbed on account of surplus fluid. At Pine Log Crossing, however, the miners are already leaving, from the fact that they have not done so well, fur the past two weeks; and being warned by the moistening of the weath er, to look for winter diggings, before the rain overtakes them. We learn from a friend that the miners on the Tuolumne, arc in pretty much the same condition. One claim that paid as high as $lOO to a pan, a few weeks ago, now sera -cly pays for the expense of working; and this is not the only instance, by ma ny, of the uncertainty of mining,—in the rivers, particularly. As the miners leave the rivers, and the appearances of rain grow stronger, the dry diggings receive daily accessions to the population. Columblia has al ready began to feel an impulse of new life and activity, as the golden light of better times dawns in the distance. The mines in and around Columbia are un surpassed in the richness and depth of the auriferous soil; and with a full sup ply of water from the ditches of the Tu olumne Company, will, in most cases, richly repay the labor of the miner, for years to come; as new and rich deposits are constantly being discovered. A t C old Springs the miners have been carting the dust from the road over which they have been hauling for the past sea son, and it has averaged them five dol lars to the load. We have no doubt but that the dust from the main road in Springfield, over which the miners have been carting for the past summer, will pay equally as well. ; -~~ A great quantity of news matter is unavoidably crowded out this week. The Pacific has entered upon its third volume under favorable auspices. It is the largest as well as the handsomest of the religious journals of the State. (CP" Adams & Co.’s Express has placed us under many obligations, in the j delivery of our exchanges, and State papers. WPA cooking stove was left with Mr. Daegcner, at Todd’s Express of flee, in May last. See adv. By the Panama, we learn that the elections have resulted in the tri umph of the Democracy, by overwhelm ing majorities. Bring out the big gun! Forgery- —A letter from Benicia in forms us that on Monday Comptroller’s warrants, to the amount of 85000, were presented to the Treasurer for payment They were impressions from the origi nal plate, with the Comptroller’s signa ture, thought to be genuine, (warrauts are kept In a book signed and waiting orders,) but not registered in the books of the Treasurer waa forged on tha backs of these warrants, which led to the detection of the fraud. We have no further particulars. This system of r l c g ,B J; r y Comptroller’s warrants by the Treasurer was proposed by Mr. P. K. Hubbsin 1852. This is the irst in stance in which it has been attempted to be avoided by forgery.— State Journal. The State Treausry is makiug cash payment of twenty-five per cent pro rata, on the amounts offered of Comptroller’s warrants. Thus far $BO,OOO have been offered. It is confidentially expected that by February an amount of cash will be on band, sufficient to pay sixty per cent of the outstanding warrants.— •'Hate Journal, DINNER TO COL. THOMAS A FALCONER. Col. T. A. Falconer, the late editor of the Gazelle accepted an invitation to a public dinner from the Columbia Hook and Ladder Company. The te? imon ial came off at the Firemen’s Hall, in the Exchange on Saturday evening last, and was one of the finest reunions it has ever been our good fortune to attend. The room was elegantly decorated, thanks to the aftistic skill and energy of Col. Caznoau,' and presented a scene that would have done justice to a town of larger pretensions than our own. At one end of the room the American flags hanging in beautiful festoons, with the company’s banners, and its miniature hooks and ladders. Various mottoes and devices filled up the sides, and up on the en'r .ncl the eye was struck with “the Hook & Ladder Co. welcomes Col. Falconer'’—!-“Semper I’aratus”— “we destroy to save,” &c &c. &c.— The table was bountifully supplied with good things, and the liberal number of filled punch bowls, showed that the company were not all Maine -acs. About 8 o’clock the boys turned out with Martial music, and after marching through the streets, escorted Col. Fal coner to the Exchange. Major Van arsdall, foreman of the company took the head of the table—on li’s right the Col. and the left, Rev. Mr. Pendcrgrast. The boys then went into the eating with hearty good will, and many a com pliment was paid Col. Cazneau’s cuisine acquirements. The cloth was then re moved, and then began “feast of reason and the flow of soul.” Maj. Vanars dall gave— “ The Health of Col. Falconer.” This was received with loud and enthu siastic cheering, when Col. Falconer spoke as follows: Did I but possess the eloquence and oratorical powers of a Henry, a Preston or of Tuolumne’s young and distinguish ed Senator, who now occupies a prom inent seat at this festive board, I could, gentlemen, of the Hook & Ladder Com pany express, in proper and becoming language, my heart-felt and grateful thauks, for the very flattering manner in which you have received the senti ment just proposed; but language is too feeble to give uttcrreuce to flu: emotions and feelings of the heart, not only for your present kindness, but for the many friendly favors I have received aL your hands, since I became a] citizen of Columbia. To your friendship I feel, in a measure, indebted for the present success and prosperity of the Columbia Gazette. In September 1852, I first visited your town for the purpose of establishing a newspaper, and through the assistance of friends I procured a press and mater ial. On the 22nd of October ‘52, the first number of the Gazette made its ap pearance in Columbia. My enterprise was at first received with coldness and distrust by many of the citizens, fori had, with all duo candor, made known to them my pecuniary circumstances, assuring them that I brought nothing with me, but an indomitable and determ ined will to succeed, recognizing in my vocabulary, no such word as “fail.” I say my enterprise did not at the com mencement, meet with so flattering a reception as I anticipated, but this dis trust I attributed to a failure of a shin ier undertaking about twelve months previous after the editor had raised sev eral hundred dollars, as I am informed, from the citizens as a bonus for starting the Columbia Star. That failure oper ated to my serious detriment. I however asked ''horn the citizens no bonus for pu lishiiig a paper in Columbia, but simply for their liberal support and pat ronage, in a legitematc way, for all of which I promised, and hope, that I have returned, an equivalent. During the ever memorable months of December and January last, when famine threatened to overwhelm us all, and when the Gazette was struggling for its very existence, then it was gentle men, that cluuds of gloom and doubt, as respected the success of my enterprise hung thickly over and around my path; but even during those darkest hours, your oft-repeated cheers for the editor and the Gazette, as your noble company marched along Main street, by my office, would dispel the clouds and storms that seemed about to overwhelm my little bark, and would re-invigorate me to re newed efforts in behalf of Columbia aud its liberal citizens. Cannot it then be said that, to the Columbia Hook & Ladder Company am I, in some measure, indebted for the safe anchorage of my little bark in the harbor of prosperity and success; How then can I repay you, and the noble citizens ot Columbia for so signal a servive. I have been the rccepient of ten ihousand acts of noble kindness and friendship from you all, and the only return I can how make, is the thanks* and blessings of a grateful he art, whose feelings and emotions, on the present occasion, cannot be described. In the policy i have advocated as a public Journalist, since I became a citizen of Columbia, it has ever been my aim *o maintain a manly and dignified course, advocating with all the zeal and ability I was master of, such measures, us 1 honestly believed were best calcu lated to advance tbc interests of every citizen, but more especially the success and prosperity.of the citizens of Colum bia, and the surrounding camps. The zeal with which I have advocated your success has excited some prejuidice else where; but [ was zealous in the promo tion of your interests, because 1 was one of you, not that I loved other place's the less, but Columbia the more; lor my motto lias ever -been Co umbia last, and Columbia all the time,” I selected Columbia as my home, because 1 was pleased with its citizens, whom I have ever found to be noble and generous,,and n • place iti California presented greater advantages as regards its immense mineral resources. On questions of State po’iey I have differed from many of you, but nut one of you can place your linger up< n a sittj gle editorial paragraph in the Gazette, of a denunciatory or personal character against those that differed with me No gcntlemcu, 1 have ever endeavored 1 to use the legitimate weapons of reason and truth, and if by such weapons 1 could not persuade and convince,! scorned the use of vituperation and abuse. It is true that I may have given offence to some, but if I have so offended it was unintentional, and I crave pardon.— Some few in the heat of an exciting can vass, being le I away by an over-zeal tor the cause they espoused, have been il literal enough to make uncalled for ami unjust iu.-inuations against my course, but if they will sin no more, I freely forgive them. The announcement made some time since, of my contemplated departure to the States, was I know,rather unexpect ed to many of you, but gentlemen, as painful as it may be to sever the friend ly tics that have so long united me Jo the citizens of Columbia and vicinity, yet a higher duty calls me away. For I have those at home to care for, to whom lam bound by still stronger ami more indissoluble tics. (.■outlemon of the Hook & Company, permit me before 1 short address to again thank your noble and generous kindn^^^B nut fin* nrvil )in it true—many of you ha selves, and though may intervene Holly Sjirings, cans may who now addresses that he is addressing, yet think t!H one moment, that 1 can ever kindness, Never! no Never!! Year*: may pass by, ( joys may bless and sor rows may pain me, but no vicissitude of life can ever banish from * this grateful heart, the noble, the liberal, the esteem ed and worthy company whose honored guest I am on the present occasion. No ! gentlemen, the mind will ever reveit with pleasure to the kind friends Lleave behind, and not until Death’s cold ami clammy hand is placed upon this heart, and bids it cease its beatings, will you bo forgotten. Gentlemen, Farewsu. ? | At the close of C >l. Fs remarks, ha bo was greeted with cheers upon chcera every person present joining in the en thusiasm. I Calls were then made for Mr. Cof forth who responded in a short ad dress. —„ Col. Cazncau, in response to a toasU enlivened the company, with an elo quent reply, which was received with loud demonstrations of applause. It was one of the Col’s most felicitous ef forts. He gave— “ The Pulpit and the Press.” Rev. Mr. Pendergrast replied in u feeling and happyjasnJOfir Messrs Rohjj inson fCfid Mills, responded mentary sentiments to the Tuolumne Water Company. Speeches were then made, and senti ments offered by Messrs. Smith, Van arsdall, Me Lemhan; Me Lean, Rail* \ Sponslcr and others, which continual! / brought down the house.” Songs fol lowed, in fine style, from Messrs. Daw sou, Stephens, Massey, Me Lean Back us, Rolcy, Sponslcr, and others, which gave a charming zest to the occasion* The reunion was kept up in a gallant style, until the ‘'small wee hours avoufl the twel’,” put an end to the festivities The entertainment was highly credL table to the Hook & Ladder Comply 1 and we are sure will not be forgotten by the meritorious gentlemen who/was the recipient of the compliment. It will be a long time, before th c re membrance of the festivities ofSaturda* night lasi will fade away.