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POETRY. )For the Columbia Gazette T(7 My OLD PIPE. BT U. MILLER. Adieu! my old jewel, you Lave troubled ' long; **' Your pLiz Las grown black and your . breath Las grown strong; You Lave been my companion through many long years, And you’ve caused me to shed many “crocodile tears.” You Lave burnt out my pockets, and soiled my clothes, — • The stench from your breath gave offence to my nose,— You have caused me the hcad-ache, as well as the “blues,” ’Twixt the troubles you’ve bro’t me there’s little to choose. You have made me feel sick, and often turn pale, When drawing the smoke through your old filthy tail; Much injury done me in times that have past, I>ut your power to enslave me has loft you at hist. No more in my pockets will you ever take rest, While with life and with reason this “homhre” is blest; Nor upon the old mantle-tree ever be laid, With a “chunk of tobacco” and the knife's dirty blade. That we should have travelled life’s jour ney so long, When your phiz was so Mack and your breath was so strong, In union unbroken and friendship so tdear, ’ a question which now very strange doth appear. if I ’vc blightings at last, And resolved all such friends from my presence to east; I’ve no place for you now, let me roam where I will, For I know that your presence produces me ill. Again, my old jewel, I bid you adieu ! There’s surely no friendship between me and you; If you come in iny way I will give you hard “hits,” And as likely as not knock you all into “fits.” I will deal on your body full many hard blows, I will smash up your tail and I’ll batter your nose; Your old cindered brains I will knock out for fun, And I’ll thrash you most souud for the evils you’ve dtne. Como all you old smokers, your pipes throw away, Let us have iu our lives at least one so ber day; On Temperance’s Altar let us swear that we will Never more use the treed. nor protect lh distill. Yali.e< i ro, Oct. 30, 1853. MISCELLANY. ANOTHER YANKEE TRICK. “The critter loves me! I know she loves me!” said Jonathan Dubikins, and sat upon the corn-field, meditating the course of his true love, that was running as Shakspcare said it did—radi cr roughly. “If Sake Peabody has ta ken a shine to that gawky, long shank ed, stammerin’ shy critter Gusset, jest cause he’s a city feller, she ain’t the girl I took her for, that’s sartain. No ! it’s the old folks; darn their ugly ptetura ! Old Mrs. Peabody was allers a dreadful, liigh-falutiu’ critter, full of big notions; and the old man’s a rcg’lar soft-headed, driven about by his wite, just as our old one-eyed rooster is drove about by our • catankerous five-toed Dolkin’ hen. But if I don’t spile his fun, my name ain’t by the railroad next week—and when I come back, wake snakes ! that’s all.” The above soliloquy may serve to give the reader some slight idea of the land, in the pleasant rustic village where the speaker resided. Mr. Jonathan Dubikins was a young "Bert shall the PRESS, The PEOPLE'S EIGHTS maintain; Ihjwtd b; hhetct. And nnbribed by CAIN.” COLUMBIA, TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1853 farmer, well to do in tlic world, and look ing out for a wife, and had been paying his addresses to Miss Susan Peabody, the only child of Deacon Elderberry Peabody, of that ilk, with a fair pros poet of success, when a city acquain tance of the Peabody’s, one Mr. Cor nelius Gusset, who kept a retail dry goods shop in Hanover strreet, Boston, sud denly made his appearance in the field, and commenced the cutting out game. Dazzled with the prospect o( becoming a gentleman’s wife, and pestered by the importunities of the aspiring mamma, the village beauty had begun to waver, when her old lover determined on a last and bold stroke to foil his rival. He went to the city, and returned; of his business there he said nothing—not even to a pumping maiden aunt who kept house for him. He went not near the Peabody’s but labored in bis corn field, patiently awaiting the result of his machinations. Ibe next day, Mr. Gusset was set tled with the old folks and their daugh ter, in the best room of the Peabody mansion, chatting as pleasantly as may be, when the door opened, and in rush ed a very dirty and furious Irish woman. “Is is there ye are, Mr. Cornelius Gusset! Come out of that, before I fetch ye, ye spalpeen! Is that what ye promised me afore the priest, ye bay than nagar? Punning away from me and the cbilder —forsakiu’ yor larful wedded wife, and running after the Yankee gals, ye infideutial’’ “Woman, there must be some mistake here, stammered Gusset, taken all aback by this charge. “Divil a bit of a mistake, ye sarpent! Oh, wirra ! wirra ! was it for the likes of ye I sacked little Dinnes McCarthy— who loved the ground I trod on, and all bekasc ye promised to make a lady of me—ye dirty thief of the wurruld? Will ye come along to the railroad station, where I left little Patrick, because be was 100 sick with the small pox to come any furder—or will ye wait till I drag yc. : ” “Go—go—along,” gasped Gusset. “Go, and I’ll follow you.” lie though it best to temporize. ‘I give you tin minutes,’ said the vir ago. ‘lf ye ain't there, it’s me cousin, Mr. Thabby Mulgruddery, will be after yo, 3 - e thief!” And away went this unbidden guest. Mr. Gusset was then engaged in stam mering out a denial of all knowledge of the virago, when the parlor door again opened, and a little blackeycd hatchod faced woman, in a flashy silk gown and a cap wi h many ribbons, perched on the top of her head, invaded the sanctity of the parlor. “ Is he here?” she cried in a decided French accent. Then she added, with a scream, “Ah mon dieu ? lc voilat. Zero he is. Traitor !—moster ! Vat for you run away from me?—Dis two tree years I novair see you—nevair— and my heart broke very badly entire ly.” t “W ho arc your” cried Gusset, his eyes starting out of his head and shiver ing from head to foot. ‘He asks me who I am. 0, you var respectable old gentlehonnnc! hear vat he ask—V ho I am, perride! ah! —I am your wife !” “I never sec you ’fore—so help me Bob,” cried Gusset, energetically. “Don’t you swear!” said old Deacon Peabody; “ if you do I’ll kick you into fits; I won’t have no profane or vulgar language iu my bouse.” “0, bless you, bless you, respectable old man. Tell him he must come viz me—tell him I have spoke to ze consta ble—tell him.” Sobs interrupted her uttearance. “It’s pesky bad business,” said the Deacon, chafing with unwonted ire— “ Gusset you’re a rascal.” “Take care Deacon Peabody ! take care,” said the unfortunate shopkeeper. You’ve gone aud married two wives, and that ’ere’s flat burglary, ef I know any thing ’beout the Revised Statoots.” “Two wives!” shrieked the French woman. “Half a dozen, for aught I know to the contrary,” said the Deacon. Now you clear out of my house, go away to the station, and clear out into Boston— I won’t have nothing more to do with you.” “I don’t want to hear you, ye sarpint cried the Deacon, stopping his ears with his bauds, “man-yin’ two wives, and com bi’ courtin’a third. Oolong! Clear out!*’ Even Mrs. Peabody, who was Inclin ed to put iu a word for the culprit, was silenced. Susan turned from him in horror; ami in despair he fled to the rail way station, hotly pursued by the glam orous and indignant Frenchwoman, That afternoon as Miss Susan Peabo dy was walking towards the villiage, she was overtaken by Mr. Jonathan Dubi kins, dressed in his best, and driving his fast going horses before his Sunday go to-meeting chaise. He reined up, and accosted her. “Hollo, Suke! get in and take a ride!” “Don't keer if I do, Jonathan,” re plied the young lady, accepting the prof fered seat. “I say, you,” said Jonathan grinning, “that ere city feller’s turned outapoor ty pup, aiut he. “It’s dreadful, if it’s true,” replied the young lady. “You had a narrer escape, didn’t ye?” pursued the old lover. “But he warn’t never of no account anyhow. What do the old folks think about it?” “They han’t said a word since he cleared out. ” “Forgot that night I rode you home from sin,-nig school?” asked Jonathan, suddenly branching oft ” “.No, I hain’t,” replied the young la dy, blushing and smiling at the same time. “Remember them apples I gin vou?” “Oh, Yes ” “Well, they was good, wasn’t they?” “First rate, Jonathan.” “Got a hull orchard full of them ere kind of fruit, Suke,” said Jonathan, sug gestively. Susan was silent. “G’lang!” exclaimed Jonathan, put ting the braid on the black horse. Have you any idea of where wc’se going, Suke?’’ “I’m going to the village?” “No you haiu’t—your going along with me.” ‘‘Where to?” “Providence; and you don’t come hack till you’re Mrs. Dubikius—no bow vou can fix it.” “How you talk, J.onatlian.” . . “Darn the old folks !’’ said Jonathan, putting on the string again, “ef I was to leave you with them much longer, th ey’d he tradon you off on to some city feller with a half a dozen wives already.’* The nest day as Mr. and Mrs. Duhi kins were returning home in their chaise, Jonathan said, confidentially: “May as well tell you now, Suke, for I hain’t any secrets from you, that Gusset never see them women afore they came stoppin into your house and hlow ed him. I had though,—Post mo ten dollars, by thunder ! I touched ’em what to say, and I expect, they done it well! Old Gusset may bo a shopkeep er, hut if lie expects to go ahead of Jonathan Dubikius, be must got up a plagucy sight earlier a mornings!” FIGHT BETWEEN U. S. TROOPS AND INDIANS IN THE NORTH. Prom the Shasta Courier we learn that a Government Express arriv ed at Fort Jones on Monday last, directly from Fort Lane in Rogue River Valley, hearing intelligence that a com pany of U. S. Dragoons had a very se vere engagement with a party of Indians on Deer Creek, some twenty-five miles above Fort Lane. It seems that the Indians cn the trail between Jackson ville and Crescent City, have for some weeks past been very troublesome, hav ing killed one man and robbed numer ous trains. For the purpose of chastis ing the depredators and freeing the road from their further annoyance, Capt. Smith, Commander at Fort Lane, sent out Lieut. Radford with a company of thirty dragoons, who met, and attack ed the Indians on Deer Creek, and af ter quite a hard fight forced them to scatter in the mountains. The Indians had ten warriors killed, and a greater number wounded. Lieut. Radford had a sergeant and one private killed, and three privates wounded. The Indians in their flight adandoned all of their horses, ammunition, food, and indeed nearly all else of their worldly posses sions. A few instances of this style of diplomacy will do more according to onr thinking, towards securing peace with the savages, than a thousand treaties, even though negotiated by Gen. Lane. A gentleman named L. A. Sackctt was on his way from the Backbone house to Snow Point, one day last week, when he met a large grizzly bear and was com pelled to make to a tree. The bear kept bun a prisoner a short time, and then walked off. Mr. Sackett made rapid travelling back to the Backbone House, ns soon as his heapsljip got out of hearing. —Nevada Jour, explanation of the ruins IN THE DESERT. RUINS IN THE SPANISH MISSION OF CONCEPTION. A correspondent of from Santa Anna, rndcrfl^^^^Btob'M Your paper came to WgjtßF^W' ing an account of nny discovered in the ol the Colorado, abon f taSjqwßiKl udks up the river. This lias caused so much excitcw^^^BKt so an cient as might he In 1541 .search fornia. lie gave lo name of Cortes Sea. In ho was recalled to a turhanee which t<- 1; e fn uu the capi 1 01. II i >rio i Colorado they left pnd in boats ascended as thr of a treaty with the made preparations for !IS . suring the natives tLat,THErw-ic chil dren of the sun, sent to ]JaL‘ ! ..he lu mas against all their eni^jHr In the year 1543,the of Con ception was founded on gL west -dde of the Colorado, opposite tao mouth of the Gila. In the billowing oar, the Spanish priests, with their soldiers, ex plored the river 180 mi’- < further.— There they built a fort of adobes, of 50 feet iu height, with a level top of 25 feet square, fully completed with field pieces of artillery, to protect them from the encroachments of the Indians. This fort being composed of mad earth, in the rainy season the whofciabric fell to the ground from the overflow of the river. In‘the following. yewfUlio soldiery caricd their field pieces up the river, and a few miles to jhe east pf the bot toms ot the Colorado ttle-y limit a large fort ol stone, about one hundred feet in height, double the size of the former.— Alter placing their artillery on the level above, they went to cultivating the ground, unmolested by the Indians, whose tribes were nunerous on both hanks of the river. On the east were the \ umas, Apaches, and Maricopas; on the west, the Mohaves, Moquis, and Cocomaricopas. The character of these Indians is, by nature, indolent and pus illanimous, and without energy. At sight of a Spanish soldier, hundreds of the Indians run away, like sheep before a wolf, raising their war cry. Their arms were long bows and arrows, clubs, end spears, of burnt wood; their arrows pointed with optal stone, and their hatchets made of the same. Ultimately these Indians discovered that the pro visions brought over from the Mexican side were deposited at the Mission down the river; there they commenced their emigration iu such numbers that the whole country above was nearly depopu lated. The soldiers abandoned their fort to protect their Mission. Here were gathered almost the whole of the mentioned tribes. The soldiers commenced to fortify their Mission by building forts of stone and adobes, all a rouud their premises, and ditching for the purpose of irregating their agricul tural lands. The first crop of grain raised at the Mission was gathered by the Indians and soldiers, and the pro duce was equally divided daily among the Indians. This charity excited them insomuch that at the next spring the In dians all, with one accord, commenced the cultivation of the Mission lands, so that storehouses was filled. And the third year the -crops were so abundant that they made rafts for the purpose of taking the grain down to the shipping, and shipped it to Mazatian, La Paz, Charnetla, San Bias, and Acapulco.— The returns were in such articles as they required for domestic use, all equal ly divided amongst the Indians, so that every thing was to he bad in the Mis sion that nature required. Even schools were got under way for the education of the Indian children. A friar was dis patched to Mexico with maps and sur veys of their progress. And to give the chief a favorable view of Spanish gran deur, he went with the priest to Mexico where the viceroy received him kindly, making him many presents. The priest likewise was loaded with presents for the churches, and the privilege of building a stone bridge across the Colorado, from uue rock to another was accorded. On their return to the Mission, the priest and chief were unfavorably received. — The Indians refused the chief because he was become so much of a Spaniard; diis caused a civil war, —the tribes a- the missionaries and the soldiers. The priests had two much confidence in the Holy Virgin to be subdued by sava ges. One Sunday, while they were singing high mass to the Virgin for pro tection, the Indians made a bold rush on the church, and fought the whole day, till the soldiers’ ammunition was expend ed. The Indians at length gained the day, and set the whole Mission on fire; and in a short time the whole building fell in upon the missionaries and the soldiers, who were all buried under the ruins to this day. Thus fell, in one da}" the most flourishing Mission that ever was founded in California. There are other such ruins to be found on the Gila: such as what is com monly called the House of Montezuma, an old Spanish fortification, now a heap of ruins. The year following the destruction of said Mission of Conception, there came one of the g catest arrecie and hurri canee that ever was known, from the south. The tempest, so violent, har ried up the largest trees, and swept the mountain clean of all its rich verdure, and tIH this day the country presents a desolation as if caused by some convul sion from volcanic irruption, masses of earth were seized up in the eddying whirlwind, burying the rich pearl fisher ies in its course up the Gulfto the Col orado. There it discharged its sandy contents all over, and actually burying up that large portion of the country which your travellers remark on the Colorado, .“now the most barren, was once the garden and granary of the con tinent, and the abode of millions of our race.” I wish, however, to go further than this, ami show you this “paradise of the world, now become the very home of desolation,” and across which I have travelled six s difforcnt times. In IS-17, with my family, I was again crossing the desert for the State of Sonora. At leaving the settlements I was taken prisoner by Gen. Kearny and his troops, marching to California. These troops arrived at my camp at midnight, and in the most violent manner took my family prisoners, and seized all my property of forty-five gentle travelling horses, sad dles and pack saddles, etc., and instru ments necessary for my occupation, as a naturalist; besides my clothing, provis ions and sundry other articles; likewise a large manuscript of about six reams of paper, containing 1000 drawings, maps, etc., of the inland coast of Cali fornia, most of them executed by my self, and the rest obtained from the M issionarics for services. These manu scripts and maps had never been in print. My whole twenty-six years la bor was in one hour totally destroyed by ihc Indians in the employ of the Amer ican commander. From the most crcd table men in California, among them Colonel Fremont, I procured thirty affi davits, stating the value of said manu scripts to be not less than $250,000. — Samples of said drawings, maps, etc., are still exhibited in the surveying offi ces at Washington, and I was offered SSO, for one small fragment of the orig inal. If the ruinous fort in the desert has caused so much excitement, what then would have been the effect of said manuscripts, allowed to have been the largest collection of originals ever ex hibited in America. Sir, yours truly, WM. MONEY. President Pierce, —ln John Van Bureu’s speech at Albany, on Tuesday evening, he referred to the President in the following terms: The Democratic party presents itself now in one of its most alluring aspects. You have at the head of the National Government, a young, upright, zealous and partiotic President, truly represent ing the spirit of the age. The senti ments which he has declared In his in augural address, the declarations which he has made in regard to the immunities of citizenship, his uniform professions of kindness towards our adopted citizens, the elevated view which he takes of the destiny of this Republic—all these make him the appropriate, as he is the chosen chief of the great Republican party of the country. The clergyman who “came to a head” in his discourse, was much disappointed to find no bruins in it. WHOLE NO. 54 PRE-EMPTIONS vs. SCHOOL LAND WARRANTS. A protest is published from citizens of Humboldt county, against the loca tion of School Lund Warrants conflict ing with the claims of pre-emptors upon the public lands. The question involved Is strictly a le gal one. The act of Congress of 1841, under which the State of California be came entitled to 500,000 acres of land, and has proceeded to convert the same into school land warrants, authorized their location only on the surveyed pub lic domain. They can not be legally located until the public lands are sec tionised, the surveys returned by the Surveyor General, and approved of by the General Land Office at Washington. Then the holder of a school laud war aaut is entitled to go into the Land Of fice and select and locate according to the U. S. Surveys, provided the land is vacant. The consequence is, that all surveys and locations under State au thority, previous to that time, are simp ly void and of no effect. Under the pre-emption laws of 1841 and of 1853, especially the latter with reference to California the pre-emptor has a right to settle on the unsurveyed public domain of the United States.— The result is the pre-emptor settles ac cording to law and by right; has a legal entry and possession, and will hold over the School Warrant whether it was loca ted before or after his settlement, if the land was vacant, or not covered by any valid Spanish or Mexican grant. As the lawyers would say, the pre emptor is in by l ight, and the School Warrant in wrongfully. The land offi cers of the U. S. Government will never permit a few speculators to monopolize all the best selections of the public do main in California, to the exclusion of actual settlers. It is also a violation of the spirit of the laws of the U. S. Con gress in another respect. After the public lands are surveyed, before they are liable to private entry at the mini mum price, it is necessary that they be offered at public auction iu. the land of fice, where the highest bidder is entitled to purchase,.with regard to all land not covered by \pilid pre-emptions, or which may not have been previously selected for school purposes or purposes of inter nal improvement. But these latter se lections must be made after the return of the public survey, and according to the acts of the United States Congress. Times. ANNEXATION BY COMMODORE PERRY OF TERRITORY NEAR JAPAN. In the news received by the English Overland Mail, 's published a extract from the North China Herald of July 9th, which adds an interesting item to intelligence received direct at this port. The Herald says: “Information has reached ns private ly that while the United States fleet were in the neighborhood of Napican (Napakiang?) the Susquehanna and Saratoga went on a cruise east ward, and touched at several beautiful islands, where they distributed live stock. They also touched at an island named Bonian. To their surprise, they discovered a few European residents, consisting of Eng lish, Scotch, Irish and Spanish, who had left whalers and established themselves there. Among them were afoul eleven women. The Governor of the island is a Scotchman. He claims the island as his own, and has been settled there about twenty years. He has a family of sev eral children, one of whom was drowned a few days before the Susquehanna touched there, iu endeavoring to cross the bar. “The Commodore has made a pur chase of a piece of land containing about ten acres, for $. r )0. It is in a good sit uation, on one of the best sites in the harbor, and is intended for a Govern ment Coal Depot. The island is moun tainous, and the harbor excellent, hav ing from eighteen to twenty fathoms of water at the anchorage. Shell fish, such as lobsters and crayfish abound. On land, plenty of wild goats arc to bo found. Plums; bananas, plantains and other varieties of fruit are abundant ou the island. “The Russian frigate Pallas and a Russian brig-of-war, immediately follow ed the American squadron.” The town of Lynn, Massachusetts, contains one hundred and fifty-five shoe factories, which give employment to ten thousand four hundred and eighty-six persons of both scios, iu the manufac ture of shoes.