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THE COLUMBIA GAZETTE li Published every Saturday morning By J. C. DUCHOW k R. J. STEELE. Office on Washington Street,- T E RMS: For one year, in advanu*, $5 00 six months, 3 00 I For three months, 1 50 Single Copies, 20 ADVERTTEMENTS: 10 LINKS OR LESS CO s i iTUTE A SQUARE First insertion, $3 00 Each subsequent insertion, 1 50 To those who advertise regularly by the month, a reduction of 25 per cent will Be made. JOB WORK OP every discription neatly and prompt ly executed at the Columbia Gazette Office. BLANKS of all kinds printed to order A GENTS, David W. Buck San Francisco. Columbia, J Harrison, “ “ A A Hunnewell. Springfield Calvin Honey. Shaw’s Flat 1. Street &. Co. Sonora, Yannoy & Roberts 14 Woods & Purdy. Advertisements, Subscriptions, or ■communications left for the Columbia Gazette with our ugeute above, will be ■promptly forwarded. John Duchow, Esq., of Salem, Mass is authorized to receive and receipt for sulscriptions to the Columbia Gazette or the Eastern States. JOHN G. SPARKS, Attohnf.y & Counsellor a t Law Having determined to make Colum bia his permanent home, offers Lis Pro fessional services to the public generally, ■ami hopes to be able to render general satisfaction, from an experience «: a lib eral practice iu the States, of ten years, j and strict attention to his business. Office on Broadway, Columbia, one doors west of the Court Room. March 11,’54-70-tf. KEEP COOL! ICE? ICE !! ICE!!! ICE!!!! All those in want of ICE, during the coming season, can b« supplied, ki any ■quantity, by applying at the General I< e Depot, Major Farnsworth’s Saloon, on Main Street, Columbia. Columbia, Apr. 15,’54-75— tf. JUSTICE’S SUMMONS, State of California, County of Tuol umne. The people of the State of California, to the Sheriff or Constable in the aforesaid County,—greeting : We command you, that you summon Matthew J. Alexander, eo that he be and appear before Joseph Carly, Esq., one of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid, at his office in Colum bia, Township No 1, on the 30th day of December, A. D. 1854, at 9 o’clock, A M., to answer the complaint of John G. Sparks, wherein $l5O is demanded on account. Herein fail not: And in default of said appearance and answer, judgment will be given against said Matthew J. Alexander, for $l5O and cost of suit. Witness my hand at Columbia, this 12th day of September, A. D. 1854. JOSEPH CARLY. 97-3 m Justice of the Peace. RANCH FOR SALE. The undersigned wishes to dispose of Ills fine Ranch, situated near Columbia, •off to the right of Gold Springs. Said Ranch consists of one-half interest of upwards of three hundred acres. There is a cabin on the premises. There is also good woodland, and between 30 and 40 acres is under cultivation. For particulars, apply to John G. Sparks, Esq., Columbia. JAMES BRADLEY. Colombia, Oct. 14, ’54-101-tf "Hers shall the FREES. Th 2 PEOPLE'S RIGHTS maintain Uaawed by InHuencs, And cabribed by GAIN." COLUMBIA, TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, DEC. 23, 18-54. COLUMBIA DRUG STORE. For Sale, at the Columbia Drug Store oo State street, a full assortment of Drugs, Medicines, Patent Medi cines, Brushes, Combs, Per fumery, &c., &c. P. S. Physicians prescriptions care fully compounded. Columbia, Dec. 24, 1553.-59—tf. J. McC lIESNE F, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE AT Clark's Hold Broadway. COLUMBIA. Sept. 16, ’54—97 tf OL.D JOE AGAIN IN THE FIELD! at his old stand THE COLOMBO SALOON. Board Ten dollars per week ! hSJ The subscriber would re spectfully inform Lis friends and the public that he has returned to his old stand, which he has fitted up in tine style, and is now prepared to fur nigh as good board as can be found in the Southern Mines, as the tables will be set with the best the market and season will aflord. His brother has just arrived with him from the States, and is a lip-top cook ! Call and sec ! Every kind of confectionary, cake, pies, &c., will be kept on hand, fixed up in Joe’s best style, and no pains will be spared to render perfect satisfaction. JOSEPH WHITMAN. Columbia, June, 24, 1854-85-tf Karo a&ararra* The subscriber has just fitted up his new Boarding House, near the foot of Broadway, and is row prepared to fur nish good board at the low price of eight dollars per week I The table will bo furnished with eve rything the market affords, and no pains will be spared to make those of bis friends and the public comfortable who may favor him with their patronage. S. GREEN. Columbia, Aug. 12, ’54, 92 tf shew mmsssw mm isss STATIONERY k BOOK STORE. Gazelle Office Building.... Columbia. The undersigned would respectfully inform iiis friends and the public in general, that he bail established himself in the Stationery, Book, News and Pe riodical business, at the Gazette Office building on Washington street, Colum bia, and that he has spared no expense in obtaining the latest works of the most popular authors, comprising the largest assortment of novel and interesting reading matter in Columbia. And he hopes by strict attention to business to merit public patronage. Stationery of every kind constantly on hand. WM. C. PARKER. Columbia, aug. 26, ’54 tf94 Daguerreotype LIKENESSES! The undersigned having established himself in Columbia, would respectfully inform his frieuds and the public, that he is prepared to execute in the neatest manner, and on most reasonable terms, all orders with which he may be favor ed. Having been engaged for several years in the Dagnerrean business, he flatters himself that he can give the ut most satisfaction, in taking all manner of daguerreotype likenesses. Portraits, Mining Scenes, &c. execut ed in a manner unsurpassed in the State. Daguerreotypes copied on the most reasonable terms. C. A. BUCK. Daguerreotype Saloon comer of Broad way & Washington streets. Columbia, Sept. 16, ’54-97-tf. JOB PRINTING Neatly Executed at the Gazette OJJie?.. MMIfcY. The Marriage of Sir John Smith. BY THI AUTHOR OP “ MARTHA HOPKINS.” Not a sigh was heard, nor a funeral note, As the man to the bridal we hurried; Not a woman discharged her farewell groan, On the spot where the fellow was married. We married them just about eight at night, Our faces paler turning, By the struggling moonbeam’s misty light, And the gas-lamps steady burning. No useless watch-chain covered his vest, Nor over-dressed we found him; But be looked like a gentleman wearing his best. With a view to his friends around him. Few and short were the things we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow, But we silently gazed on the man that was wed. And we bitterly thought on the morrow. We thought, as we silently stood about. With spite and anger dying, How the merest stranger had cut us out With only half us trying. Lightly we’ll talk of the fellow that’s gone, And oft for the past upbraid him ; But little he’ll reck if we let him live on In the house where his wife conveyed him. But our heavy task at length was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring; And we heard the spiteful squib and pun The girls were silently firing. Slowly and sadly we turned to go— We had struggled, and we were human ; We shed not a tear, and we spoke not our woe, But we left him alone with his woman. THE OLD GRIST MILL. BT R. IT. STODDARD. The grist rail! stands beside the stream. With bending roof and leaning wall; So old, that when the winds are wild, The miller trembles lest it fall; But moss and ivy never sere. Bedeck, it o'er from year to year. The dam is steep, and weeded green ; The gates ore raised, the waters pour. And tread the old wheel’s slippery steps. The lowest round forevermore; Methinks they have a sound of ire. Because they cannot climb it higher. From morn till night, in autumn time. When yellow harvests load the plains. Up drive the farmers to the mill, And hack anon with loaded wains; They bring a heap of golden grain, And take it home in meal again. The mill inside is dim and dark, But peeping in the open door. You see the miller flitting rourd, And dusty bags along the floor; And by the shaft and down the spout. The yellow meal comes pouring out. And all day long the winnowed chaff Floats round it on the sultry breeze, And shineth like a willing swarm Of golden-winged and belted bees; Or sparks around a blacksmith’s door, When bellows blow and forges roar. I love my pleasant, quaint old mill! It 'minds me of my early prime : ’Tis changed since then, hut not so much As I am by decay and time; Its wrecks are mossed from year to year, But mine all dark and bare appear. I stand beside the stream of life ; The mighty current sweeps along. Lifting the flood-gates of my heart. It turns the magic wheel of song. And grinds the ripened harvest brought From out the golden field of thought. 03" He wore a flashy waistcoat, on the night when first we met, with a fa mous pair of whiskers and imperial of jet. His air had all the haughtiness his voice the manly tone of a gentleman worth forty thousand dollars, and all his own. I saw him but a moment yet methinks I see him now, with a very flashy waistcoat, and a beaver on his brow. And once again I saw that brow; no neat beaver was there, but a shock ing bad un’ was his bat, and matted was his hair. He wore a brick within his hat, the change was all com plete, and he was flanked by constables who marched him up the street. I saw him but a moment, methinks I see him now, charged by the worthy officers with kicking up a row. ms©an.2LAHY. A SAILOR IN JAPAN. The following goasipping letter was written by a Sailor in the Japan Squad ron, and lets one into many little se crets concerning tho Japanese, not be fore known to the world at large. “ Last Sunday was a bright sunny day, and at 8 A. M. Danby and I went ashore to take up the railroad track, and box up the locomotive, tender and car ready for sending them to Yedo.— At 12 31. vve had everything done, (these Japanese carpenters are quick workmen,) and went into the Reception House to get our dinners. The Re ception House hasseveral different apart ments ; the first you enter is used as a smoking room ; it is carpeted with straw matting and the furniture consists sim ply of a large brass vase containing a charcoal fire, with brass chop-sticks to lift out the coal when you wish to light your pipe ; around the vase Japanese officers of rank may always be seen sit ting on their knees—or squatted I should call it, for they use no chairs —and sto ically smoking. As soon as we entered they would offer us a pipe and tobacco, without rising, and generally we would accept their offer and squat down alongside them. They always lay off their san dals and enter their houses in their stock ing feet ; but we tramp over their mats shoes and all. The sides of this room are ornamented with an outlandish land scape on a gilt ground, and the princi pal feature of the landscape was a large number of long-legged white cranes.— From the smoking room we entered the the principal reception room. This, too, is embellished with a great number of landscapes, similar to those in the smoking room ; but these are like our clothes bars. On each side of the re ception room, wide benches, like a low table, are placed and covered with a red woolen cloth. These answered for a double purpose, being used both as a lounge and as a table to cat from.— Two sides of the room are inclosed by sliding frames, but instead of glass they use white paper for admitting the light. Over our heads in graceful festoons, was hung a crape curtain of purple colors with tassels and cord. At the further end of the room a Japanese flag is hung, before the entrance of the private re ception room, where the Commodore and the Princes have debated all offi cial business, and where the treaty was signed. This room is furnished exact ly like the larger one, with matting on the floor, benches with red cloth over them, and gilt landscapes around the sides; but it has in addition, a plain ta ble for writing materials. From the large reception room we pass through several private rooms, for the attendance of the Princes, to the cooking rooms. The cooking utensels are of a very primitive description, con sisting of a copper boiler set over an arch, with wooden spoons to stir up the rice with, and one kettle in which they boil eggs chopped up and colored with red and blue powders, fried clams, fried snakes, pound cake, candy and raw oysters. I did the raw oysters and pound cake justice, but I eouldu’t eat the other things. The dinner was serv ed up on Lacquer ware dishes, on a Lacquer ware stand, with chop sticks to eat with. After dinner, 3lorlimcr Kellogg and I concluded to take a walk, as we had nothing more to do at the house, and so started down toward Canajawa. We were accompanied by a couple of two sworded silk pants Mandarins, to see that we conducted ourselves properly. As we walked along down the beach, we saw great crowds of men, women and children, picking up clams and oysters, (it was low tide,) and men fish ing- , We visited a pottery, and saw the workmen making tiles for the roofs of houses. Just beyond this we came to a temple in the midst of a grove, with a large gate before it. Here our guards wished us to turn back, aqd even went so far as to catch me by the arm ; but I shook the fellow off, and shaking a little bamboo cane in his face, gave him to understand that game wouldn't do.— Finding we were determined to go on, they gave up the chase and turned back highly indignant. We now pursued our course undisturbed, visited several Japanese villages, and took a walk of some eight or ten miles in the country. We finally came out in Yokahama, and visited the grave of a mariner whom we buried here some time ago. The Japanese keep a guard over his grave night and day, for what purpose I can not tell. Near his grave is a large col lection of grave stones, with carved fig ures upon them. It is a romantic place. We now visited another temple, and as a large crowd was following us, I considered it a fit opportunity to ad dress a few remarks to them upon the wickedness of the course they were pur suing, and exhorted them to reform. As my remarks were received with great applause, Kellogg mounted the rostrum and endeavoured to persuade the delud ded people to throw away their idols and repent. They listened with great at tention, and I have no doubt were con vinced so far as they understood. We then visited several dwelling houses, a barber shop and oil manufactory, and many other places, in all of which we were received, and bad a capital time. One old woman got out a spinning wheel and her roll of wool, and went to work spinning yarn. It is exactly such an in strument as I have often seen in use at home for the same purpose, making such a buzzing sound, and the old lady was delighted to see us so much interested in it. 31 any of the women brought their little children to have us pat their heads, and wo stopped in nearly every house we came to and took a cup of tea and a pipe with the inmates. All have one room and a matted floor, where the* keep a vase of fire and their household gods, for they are very religious. Be fore one store door I noticed two fire engines. They are worked by brakes and have a jointed pipe like ours, but they have no air vessels to produce a continuous stream. A crowd of people wore constantly beseiging us to get us to write something on their fans. I wrote proverbs and mottos on a great number for them; they were very much delighted. While Kellogg was writing on a fan, some one of the crowd cut a button off bis coat tail. He felt it as they jerked it off, and, instantly taking it off, held it up before their eyes in a depricating manner, and showing them where the button ought to be , coolly walked into the store near by, and picking up a lacquered cup, put it into his coat pocket ; then, standing on the steps, he made an address to the crowd on the wickednes of stealing. Either his address or the cup he had ta ken caused them to bring back the but ton and present it to him, with many low bows, before he had got 20 yards from the place. He returned the cup. They have a great fancy for buttons or glass bottles, and will trade almost ever) thing they have for them when they are aluuc. Every Japanese distrust,- his WHOLE NO. 111. neighbors. Their houses are built of stone and wood ; many of them, with tiled roofs, are fireproof. Wo went into a barber-shop, and saw them having their heads shaved and hair done up in peculiar style. I never had more fun in my life than I did this day.” Having a Trade. —By all means have a trade. Do not go up and down the world, and find nothing you can put your hands to. You may not always bo as prosperous as you are now. Thank heaven we live in no land of primogeni ture, hereditary succession. Each man is morally bound to labor. Have some thing you can turn your energies to when times pinch—have a trade, we repeat. Educate your hands ; it will be an ever lasting resource. Wc never knew a man, who, with a good trade, failed of getting a good living, and much more with right application. What though you are going to college or into a pro fession ? The case is not altered—you need it just as much. It will come in play every day of your life. Discipline of the hand should always go before that of the head. We never knew a col lege boy that wans’t better for a substan cial trade. He always graduates with the highest honors.—He is sure to be a scholar. The fact is, ho knows how to work —to conquer. He but transfers himself from the shop to the study. Young man, decide at once to learn a trade apply yourself with all your mind and heart and be its master, and if you are not obliged to work at it, you have so much laid by, and such a kind of wealth can never be taken from you. Loafers in the Editorial Koo.\r. —lt is always much to be desired that visitors to the Editorial sanctum will make their stay there as short as pos sible. In a friendly way we shall be glad at all times to see them at the near est lamp or telegraph post on Mont gomery street to have a palaver. Yet, unless they have news to give —not to receive—their absence from the sanc tum is preferred to their company. — When the mail steamer arrives, then do our loafing friends thiuk that they are most called upon to worry us, to toss over and disarrange our files of eastern papers. Why do n’t these fellows (for give us, dear friends !) go forthwith to Sullivan’s, or Leland’s, or Ullmann’s, or any of the other newspaper folk, and buy there the papers which they wish to consult ? By their very presence, their very breathing, in the same room with ourselves, at a time when we aro fretted by the necessity of doing a deal of work in a brief period, they provoke us beyond bearing. When will men — grown-up, bearded-men —some of whom have been editors themselves—learn discretion ! Our loafing acquaintances will confer an inestimable favor on us by not approaching, in future, within one hundred yards of our sanctum, un til, at least, twenty-four hours after the mail steamer has touched the wharf. Whopn the cap fits, let him wear it. There are a goodly number who ought to put it on their head. We shall sup i ply feathers and bells on the next oeca jsion.— S. F. Chronicle. Alta says it has seen a copy of a bill which will be presented to the Legislature at its coming session, for the incorporation of an institution savings in this city, under the title of the “Dollar Savings Bank of San Francisco.” The editorial f ratcrnity will at last have a chance to [make a deposit. — Town Tali'.