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SAN ANDREAS: Saturday, October 18,1856. Me. Thos. Boyce is our authorized Agent in San Francisco, and is empowered to collect and receipt for moneys due this office. To the Patrons of the “San Andreas Independent." We, the undersigned, selected by the subscri bers and friends of the above paper beg leave to report, as follows: Acting under the powers delegated to us, we resolved to establish a newspaper in the town of San Andreas, to be devoted to the true interests of the public; one, through which the people of our county could be heard, and true issues impartially advocated; —and with the aid of Mr. George Armor, who selected the materials, we have established the San Andreas Independent , the second No. of which, we pre sent for your approval. Mr. George Armor has been selected to conduct the paper upon an in dependent basis ; how well he may fulfill his mission, it is lor the public to judge. To the people, therefore, we say continue your friendly aid ; promptly meet your engagements, and we guarantee the Independent to be, what we claim for it, the friend of the miner, the farmer and the mechanic, and the honest advocate of every interest tending to the benefit of the people of Calaveras county in general. Respectfully, yours, JOHN D. SULLIVAN.) A. P. HUMPHREY, [ Trustees. D. D. FOX, J San* Andreas, October 4th, 1856. Miner’s Convention. In another column will be found the proceedings of the Miner’s Convention, held in this place, on last Saturday. A full Legislative ticket was nominated; sev eral Resolutions, of a special nature, were proposed and adopted, which every miner of Calaveras county will heartily endorse. Of their nominees we know but little, but think the ticket will compare favor ably with any other now in the field. Mr. J. F. Beckett, a thorough-going and ex perienced miner, was nominated to the Senate, (Amador county concurring,) and Messrs L. B. Robertson, J. G.Jordan and James Stivers for the Assembly. They also nominated Superviors, and appointed a Central Committee. Mining interests are certainly the most important in this County. No man or set of men should be supported for the Legislature who are wanting in education or practical mining knowledge. We want men to represent us, who live and thrive among us, knowing our wants and wishes. Let not party or the, thraldom of political preferences instigate any man to cast his vote for candidates w'ho do not embody sufficient correct principle, or requisite knowledge, to subserve the great interests of Calaveras county. District Court. —The District Court, recently in session at Mokelumne Hill, ad journed on Thursday last. Some of the most important criminal cases before the Court were promptly disposed of. In Judge Creanor, the judicial ermine is honored by the man, and if every Judicial Officer in this State had the moral firmness and unflinching integrity of Chas. M. Creanor, criminals would not, as is so often ex emplified, rush from the just vengeance oi an outraged people into the protecting arms of the Law, to get clear of being Lynched. People vs. Pedro Espinosa.— Murder: — The Jury returned a verdict of guilty of Manslaughter. The Judge sentenced the prisoner to eight years confinement in the Penitentiary. People vs. Wall Stewart. —Murder : Verdict by the Jury, “Guilty in the First Degree,” and the prisoner was sentenced to be hung on the sth of December, People vs. Santiago Diaz. —Murder : This was a case, of “ new trial ordered by the Supreme Court.” The case was post poned until next Regular Term. Declinations. —ln another column will be found a letter from Mr. John De late, declining the nomination for the office of Supervisor in District No. 3, by the Miners’ Convention held in this place on Saturday last. We are also authorized to announce the declination of Mr. E. B. Robertson, one of the nominees for the Assembly, and Gordon E. Sloss, the nom inee for Supervisor in District No. 2. Bad Effects of the Rains. —The la*c rains appear to have done much dam . age, in different quarters, to mining opera tions. The Butte Record says that the on the Feather River is immense. The rains and consequent rise in the ye driven many from their claims when they were beginning profits. vican Convention. —The Re »f this County, meet to-day, in to nominate a County Ticket, to ted at the coming election. Re- from every Precinct in the Ms expected will be present, as I to the Convention. ]We are indebted to Mr. Charles jfor copies of Harper's Magazine e Knickerbocker. Job Type!— 3¥ew Arrival!! Our new Job Type has arrived! We are now prepared to accommodate our friends, with every kind of Plain and Ornamental Job Printing, from a Wedding Card to a Mammoth Poster. Our Job Type had a long travel, being just nine days coming from San Francisco, (to our serious loss and great aggravation), in fact we were almost ashamed to look them in the face , so severe had been our “anathemas” at their delay. Our files groaned with or ders of “promised jobs;” our patrons thought we were really independent printers to promise so much and do so little. But, friends, now your favors will be attended to, in order, one at a time, and we shall be happy to receive orders for all kinds of Job Work, guaranteeing satisfaction as to neatness and dispatch. “Bill White.” —We have received a well-written communication from Knight’s Ferry, signed “J. L.,” giving an account of the arrest of the notorious Bill White and his Mexican accomplice. It -appears that on the morning of the 16th of Sep tember, Mr. Joseph Walker discovered White and his companion, secreting their horses at the head of one of the little gulches putting into Knight’s Ferry. He procured the assistance of Mr. 0. P. Cal laway and Andrew Lane, who armed them selves, and proceeded to the place de signated by Walker. Simultaneously with their arrival, White and the Spaniard came up to the horses. Messrs. Calloway and Lane leveled their guns and ordered them to surrender, —which they did, — White handing his revolver to Mr. Lane. The prisoners were taken to town and White was recognised by Mr. T. W. Lane, as an escaped convict, and on the 17th Mr. Lane started with him to the State’s Prison. White made a full disclosure of the robberies committed by Bell’s band in this county, to Mr. T. W. Lane and oth ers, which led to the capture of Tom Bell. The Mexican was arraigned by a People’s Court, tried by twelve men, a Jury of his own selection, found guilty, but was sub sequently turned over to Judge Dent.— Deputy Sheriff Paul presented a warrant for the arrest of the Prisoner and convey ed him to Mokelumne Hill, The above arc the facts set forth in the communication, which appears to have been written to correct erroneous state ments in regard to the arrest of White, and particularly one in the Sacramento Union , which gives the credit of White’s arrest to Sheriff Clarke and Deputies. “War! War! Horrible War!”— The two great “Divisions” of Chinese, the Hongkongs and Cantons, are very soon to have a pitched battle on the Stanislaus river, above Knight’s Ferry. On Tues day, ten wagons freighted with long-cued Napoleons, started via Angels Camp, for the scene of action, accompanied by all the— “ Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war.” Most of the braves were attachees of the Theatre, lately performing in this place, which, for a time, will “close the Season.” The Company will re-open, it is said, in real Tragedy, on the banks of the Stanislaus. We examined some of their fighting im plements, which are ugly enough to cause the “har to frizzle.” The swords ( each warrior fights with twostabbers,) are in one sheath, and of a triangular shape, fitting closely in their place. They have also long-handled pikes, with barbs near the end, so that when a victim gets “hooked,” they can snake him out, as a butcher does a fat porker, regardless of what “ pig-eyes ” may see, or the i( booh, huh, he-hugh ,” of Oriental guttural may say. We understand officers of the law are now on the Stanislaus, to prevent if possi ble, a collision. Saw Logs. —Messrs. Hestres & Co., of the Stanislaus Mills, have had lumber men, the past three months, on the head waters of the Stanislaus, cutting saw-logs and hauling them into the river. When the winter rains bring sufficient water the logs will be floated down to the saw-mills at Knight’s Ferry. Over 5,000 logs will be started with the first freshet. Regular timber-drivers, from Maine, are staioned with their driving-pikes ready, preparing the logs for a “float.” River-driving may yet become a leading employment in our mountains. The timber on the highest ranges of the Sierra is not surpassed in quality or quantity by the pine districts of the Penobscot and Kennebeck, and we may expect to find our mountain streams, from the Klamath to Kipg’s river, in a few years, supplying the farming districts with building and fencing materials. Grapes — The Los Angeles Star, says: “The Steamer Senator will take up a full freight of grapes this trip, between* 5,000 and 6,000 boxes. The editor of the Star has been presented with a specimen bunch, of grapes, of the largest size. It weighed nearly six pounds, measured over two feet in circumference, and nearly three feet in length. The fruit was delicious.” Snow on the Mountains. —A corres pondent of the Marysville Inquirer, writ ing from Forest City on October 9th, says: “The snow is now two inches deep on the ground here, and I am told that fifteen miles from this, on the line of the Truckee Ditch, it is ten inches deep. The miners begin to wear golden smiles, as many com panies will commence washing to-morrow or next day. You will shortly hear of big strikes from this quarter.” Theatre Closed. —On last Wednes day evening, the Chinese Theatre in this place, closed, and the audience and actors, calathumpian band and all, have gone to the wars, to act in reality , on the battle field, the tragic scenes of “sock and bus kin,” so recently displayed in mimic life on the Stage. May we never see their like again, or hear the “bowlings and chatter ing teeth” of their Infernal tom-cat squalls and night-owl screeches. Award of Premiums at the State Fair.— At the late agricultural State Fair, Mr. D. C. Matteson of the city of Stock ton, was awarded the first prize of Diplo ma and §2O for the best Gang Plows; also a Premium was awarded at the same time, to Mr. Matteson for best steel Plow. The Premium for best quality of Flour was awarded to the Bay State Upper Mills at Sacramento. J. W. Osborn, of Napa, re ceived the award of Premium for the best improved farm. Odd Fellows’ Ball. —Our readers will remember that next Friday evening, the 24th inst., will be the occasion of the Ball. Ample arrangements, on a most lib eral scale, have been made, to entertain all who may wish to be present. Shafer’s Co tillion Band has been engaged. JKaT'By reference to a notice in our ad vertising columns, it will be seen that a meeting of the Miners’ Central Conmmit tee is called for Wednesday next, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. E. B. Robertson, New Paper.— The first number of The Voice of Israel , a periodical, devoted to the interests of the Hebrews in California, has been published in San Francisco. It is edited by Rev. H. Bein and H. J. Labatt, Esq. The End of the Would. —The Mil lerites have predicted that this fall will be the end of the world. They have cried “ Wolf,” so often, that there seems to be no excitement whatever. Officers at the next State Fair at Stockton. —The following officers have been appointed for the next annual State Agricultural Fair and Cattle Show, which takes place at Stockton in the Fall of 1857. President —Charles M. Weber, of Stock ton. Vice Presidents —William Daniels, of Santa Clara; W. 15. Osborne, of Los Angeles; J. G. Mosely, of Stanislaus; D. O. McCarty, of Tuolumne; Rev. A. H. Myers, of Alameda; P. li. Reading, ol Shasta; John A. Sutter. (dor responding Secretary —Dr. J. C. Cobb, of San Jose. Recording Secretary —George Sanderson, of Stockton. 77 'easurer —Andrew Wolf, of Stockton. Rev. Mr. Corwin was elected delegate to the National Agricultural Con vention. The Stockton Argus, in alluding to the Fair for the ensuing year, remarks: Our city and county have advantages to render the next State Fair the most at tractive of any that has been holden since the organization of the Society, and we very much mistake the ch racter of our citizens if they fail to exercise them in September next. The farms along the Calaveras and Mokelumne rivers afford ev idence of agricultural wealth far superior to those of the San Jose or Sacramento valleys. They only need to be more exten sively known, to induce larger immigration and greater investment of capital in orna menting them. The next Fair will afford our farmers a fine opportunity to convince our friends abroad of the extent and im portance of the San Joaquin valley as a sec tion of farming country, excelled by none in the State, Two Scoundrels Arrested. —The Sacramento American of yesterday con tains the following telegrapgic dispatch : Nevada, October 11—7 P. M. Webster, the robber who broke jail in this city on last Thursday night, was ar rested this morning at Smartville, Yuba county, and brought to this place this evening. Marshal Plummer and Bruce Garrey traced them to Smartville, where they found Schell and Webster in bed to gether asleep. They found pistols under their heads which they took possession of, and putting their own pistols to the rob bers heads, awoke and arrested them. Capture of Stolen Horses. —On Sunday last, two Mexicans came to Slo cum’s Ferry, on the Stanislaus, having in their possession several horses. Having a suspicious appearance, Mr. Frank Way followed them. Near O’Bryne’s Ferry, he overtook them, and on being hailed by Mr. W., they let go three horses which they were leading, and made their escape. Mr. Way fired six shots after them, but without effect. He secured the three horses and conveyed them to Knight’s Ferry, They are undoubtedly stolen prop erty. — S. J. Republican. Letter of Tom B ll to his Mother. —We have been placed in possession of the following letter says the Stockton Ary us, written by Tom Bell, a few moments be fore his death. He desired that he might have an opportunity to write a letter to his family, which he voluntrily read to the entire party just as he was leaving for the gallows. We see no impropriety, there fore, in laying it before our readers. Bell stated that he came to this country in ’49, and went to Mariposa, where he found a rich claim —that he gambled off his money as Fast as he made it, and finally found his claim exhausted and his pockets empty at the same time—that not succeed ing in finding another claim, an old lexan by the name of Wiley, proposed to steal a lot of mules belonging to some vaqueros in that neighborhood. To this he con sented. They stole eleven head, ran them to Nevada and sold them for a good price. Success in this undertaking induced them to repeat the experiment. About this time, the Mexicans raised the flag at So nora, after which Bell said he looked upon that race as common enemies and levied contributions on them whenever opportunity offered. He said that at this time he had not the most distant idea that he would ever be induced to rob his own coun trymen. He was afterwards convicted in Sacramento, for Grand Larceny, and sent to the penitentiary. He made his escape in company with Bill White and others.— He gave his age at twenty-six. When taken he said his life was worth nothing to him. He was generally calm during the five hours of his confiement, conversing freely and often, with a smile on his counte nance. Just before leaving for the gal lows, he drank to the health of the party, expressing the hope that there was no personal prejudice that induced the party to execute him. Under the gallows, he prayed fervently. Bell was a man of easy and pleasant manners, and had been educated with a view of becoming a Physician. At the outside, he stated distinctly, that he had no revelations to make, as far as others were concerned. San Joaquin, Oct. 4,1856. Dear Mother: —As I am about to make my exit to another country, I take this opportunity to write you a few lines. Probably you may never hear from me again. If not, I hope we may meet where parting is no more. In my prodigal career in this country, I have always recollected your fond admonitions, and if I had have lived up to them, probably I would not have been in my present condition ; but dear, Mother, although my fate has been a cruel one, yet I have no one to blame but myself. Give my respects to all my old and youthful friends. Tell them to beware of bad associations, and never to enter into any gambling saloon, for that has been my ruin. If my old Grand mother is living, remember me to her. With these remarks I bid you farewell forever. Your only boy, Tom. Murders at Shaw’s Flat. —We leavn through the Pacific Express Company, that two men were killed near Shaw’s Flat on Monday. It appears that a young man by the name of Bonds, was witness in a mining suit. Shortly after the trial, a man by name of Carr accused Bonds of testifying falsely, at the same time using harsh threats. Bonds drew a pistol and tired at Carr killing him nearly instantly. A friend of Carr, by the name of Macau ley, interfered in the matter, and in the course of some words with Bonds, drew his knife and stabbed him. Bonds lived but a few moments. Macauley, was hurried to jail, where he now remains. There was a fair pros pect for the operations of Lynch law, but owing to the determination of the Sheriff, nothing of the kind was attempted. Ma cauley bears a bad reputation throughout the neighborhood and has rendered him self by this last act a fit candidate for the gallows. Bonds was a young man of about 20 years of age and much respected.— The Grand Jury is in session and will probably find a bill for murder. —Stockton Argus. [comm unicateu j Mr. Editor : —The love of indulging o c in personalities is one of those misfortunes of weak minds, that excite feelings of pity and contempt, more than reproach.— It seems to be impossible for them to dis criminate between persons and principles. The Editor of the Union, after commend ing us for our thrust at the leaders of the democratic party, quietly concludes that we have deserted because we have refused to follow the lead of interested and unscru pulous men. But, sir, we believe that the principles of democracy are as Just, as true, as incontrovertible, as when first enunciated by Jefferson—however little they may have been practised in this State. He ask why we charge the K. N’ party with being “despotic?” We answer briefly, that in our opinion it is the child of religious bigotry and political intoler ance —reared on the pap of prejudice and, in the very nature of things, cannot be otherwise than despotic. He next comes out in the Furioso style. “ He who does these boots displace, Must meet Bombastes face to face.” Now, Mr Furioso, we want you to dis tinctly understand that we didn’t knock over nary one of your fancy boots; and if they are possessed of one-half the honesty, integrity and good sense that is generally ascribed to them, they would never have suspected they had been shot at, if you in your consummate wisdom had not found the ware’s nest and shouted murder. As we have no desire for literary honors, we shall retain our incog, and freely give you the ladies’ prerogative—the last word—as : we have neither time nor taste to write I music to be copied and criticised by the Calaveras Penny-whistle. October 17, 1856. Repudiator. «•» Artesian Well. —The Artesian well at Stockton has now reached the depth of 330 feet. Kcws by tlie Golden Age. Kansas. — Washington, Sept. I.—lt iff understood that the telegraphic dispatch transmitted by the State Department to Governor Geary, is to the following effect: If the militia, which previous orders sent by Colonel Emery made subject to the re quisition of Gen. Smith, are not sufficient for the exigency, Mr. Marcy wishes to be notified by telegraph ; remarking that the insurrectionary invasion of Kansas by the way of Nebraska, and the subsequent hos tile attacks on the Post Office at Franklin and on the dwellings of Col. Titus and Mr. Clark, seem to have stimulated to un lawful acts of the same character on the border of Missouri, and that the President expects Governor Geary to maintain the public peace and bring to punishment all acts of violence and disorder, by whomso ever perpetrated, relying on his (Geary’s) energy and discretion and the approved ca pacity, decision and coolness of character of Gen. Smith, to prevent or suppress all attempts to kindle civil war in the Ter ritory. The telegraphic dispatch from the War Department to Gen. Smith, bears date of the 9th inst., acquainting him that it is the purpose of the President to secure to him all the militia force necessary to main tain order and suppress insurrection, and that no military operations shall be carried on in Kansas otherwise than under his instructions and orders. Hence he is in structed not to permit the employment of militia or any armed bodies of men, unless they have been regularly mustered into the service of the United States. PtErORT ON THE PANAMA MASSACRE. —The most interesting items from Wash ington, are the following, which we clip from the N. Y. Times of the 20th ult: Washington, September 19. It is understood here that the Cabinet is busily engaged in discussing steps to be taken in regard to the Panama massacre of April last. I have been informed, from a source en titled to credit, that the report made by the Commissioner sent by our Government to investigate the circumstances of thataffair, is unexpectedly strong against the authori ties of Panama, and establishes either their complicity in the massacre, or their utter inefficiency in preserving the peace of the Isthmus. Unless I have been misinformed, Mr. Corwine recommends measures of retalia tion, and proceedings to secure the future safety of transit across tho Isthmus, which will excite universal attention, not only in this country but throughout Europe. It is understood that a portion of the members ot the Cabinet are in favor of the most decided measures, and that the Presi dent is only restrained by the protest of the more conservative members from send ing a fleet to take possession of the port of Panama. It is not impossible that this new move ment may interrupt and embarrass the negotiations with England concerning Cen tral American differences, which it is un derstood were approaching a favorable ter mination. Falling of a Portion of Broadway Theatre, New York —Thursday fore noon a portion of the northerly wall of the Broadway Theatre, in New York, fell with a tremendous crash, on to an adjacent va cant lot. The part which fell was about twenty feet high and thirty feet wide, and I embraces the rear of the stage, which, with its machinery and scenic decorations, j lies demolished and protruding through the aperture. The remainder of the wall is in a very precarious condition, and its I fall is confidently expected. The street near the theatre has been barricaded and no passing allowed. This accident is the result of a controversy between the owners ; of the vacant lot, Messrs. Bowen & McNa -1 race, and Mr. Marshall, the lessee of the theatre. Messrs. B. &N. were engaged | in preparations for building upon the va i cant lot and considerable negotiation oc- I curred between the parties in regard to | securing the walls of the theatre from 1 damage, but no arrangement was effected, t and Messrs. B. & N. proceeded with their excavations by means of a peculiarly con trived machine, which obviated the neces sity of employing laborers in dangerous proximity to the walls, consequently there was no loss of life. Inauguration of the Franklin Statue. Wednesday, the 17th of September, 1856, says the Boston Journal , will ever be a memorable j day in the history of our city, as the day on which her citizens, with one accord, and with one heart, laid aside the toils of business and came up to unite in a lasting tribute of respect to her honored son,—the Christian Mechanic, Patriot, Statesman, Philosopher and Philan thropist, Benjamin Franklin. The occasion was the inauguration of a splendid bronze statue of Franklin, —the gift of the citizens of Boston, through the medium of the Massachu setts Mechanics’ Charitable Association—which is hereafter to constitute one of the most beau tiful ornaments of our city. The Origin of the Statue.— To our distin guished fellow citizen, Hon. Robert C. Wix throp, belongs the honor of having originated this movement. In an address before the Mass achusetts Charitable Mechanics’ Association, delivered November 29, 1853, Mr. Winthrop sug gested the plan, giving a brief review of the life of Franklin, to whom he first, we believe ap plied the name of “ The Great Bostonian.”— ihe plan met with approbation, and a large joint committee from the Mechanics’ Associa tion and Citizens at large was raised to consider the subject. Their preliminary' meeting for or ganization was held on Franklin’s birthday Jan. 17 1854, about two and a half years ago! The public responded to the call for subserfo tions with such alacrity that the amount re quired for the statue, about $15,000 or sl6 000 was almost immediately subscribed. Th o sum has been increased by subsequent subscriptions PedeStal and ratmntsn g the Mr. Richard Saltonstall Greenough was se lected as the artist of the statue. It is of bronzt and was cast by the Ames Manufacturing Com.! pany at Chicopee, Mass. It is eight feet be,ght and represents Franklin clfd in an or dinary dress, his outside coat beinu fur whmL 18 printer’s material. The S preesten of the face is noble and dignified The statue is mounted on a pedes.nl of the foundation ia granite, surmounted by a Jblock ot “ verd-antique” marble, on each of the four sides of which will be placed a bas-relief representing a prominent scene in Franklin’s life. These are not yet quite finished. The four faces of the granite foundation bear the following inscriptions: On the South aide, fronting School street, “ Benjamin Franklin, Born in Boston, 17th Jan. 1706.” “Died in Philadelphia, 17th April, 1790.” On the North side, “ Eripuit Coelo Fulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis.” On the East side, “ Declaration of American Independence ” July 4th, 1776.” On the West side, “ The Treaty of Peace and Independence 3d September, 1783.” The top of the pedestal is ten feet from the ground. Thk Descendants op Feanklin.— There are no male descendants of the family of Franklin to perpetuate his name. The celebrated Pro fessor Bache, who has been spoken of as “ the nearest descendant of Dr. Franklin living” i 3 one of many great grand children. Two of his grand-daughters, we are informed, are living in their native city, Philadelphia—Mrs. William J. Duane and Mrs. Thomas Sergeant—only sur viving children of the Doctor’s daughter Sarah, Mrs. Bache. Mrs. Bache was the mother of four sons and three daughters, all of whom had children, and the descendants in the third and fourth degrees are numerous. The oldest male descendant now living is Dr Franklin Bache of Philadelphia, oldest', f Dr. Franklin’s eldest grandson, B. F. Blake. A great neice of Franklin, Mrs. Jane Kinsn .-.n also resides in Phildelphia. Born in Boston, and now in her 90th year, she is ci )t‘ the few of those surviving who remember the famous “ Tea Party.” » Singular Case of Mo.' omania.—- The Dayton (Ohio) Gazette details a very remarkable instance of monomania whic lias just terminated in that city, in the case of Rev. Joshua Upton, a Universalist clergyman, who died on the 31st ult. He had lived in an almost skeleton condition, abstaining from nourishment for fifteen, twenty, and even thirty days in succession : “ lie maintained and believed that ho did this under the direction of ‘thespirits/ who promised by this course of dicipline to develope him into a more extraordinary ‘ medium’ than has hitherto been known. He lived under the impression that hun dreds of disembodied spirits were constantly talking with him, directing him, encour aging, rebuking him, prescribing what he should eat, what he should say, foretelling every day the least change in his physical condition, and punishing him severely when he refused to.act in accordance with their directions.” Professedly by the information of the spirits, he pointed out with singular accu racy many of the symptoms of his own case for weeks before they occurred. In the interior of Peru there has been discovered a beautiful tunnel under a river, the work of the old Inca Indians, and a lasting proof of their civilization. Over a hundred of the most respectable citizens of New York, including such men as William B. Astor, Jacob Little, and Brown Brothers & Co., have invited Mr. Wood to run again as a candidate for Mayor. On Tuesday afternoon a happy colony of fifty young people of both sexes left New York for the West, under the guardianship of the Rev. Mr. Van Meter. The present Postmaster at Jonestown. Lebanon county, Pa., was appointed under Thomas Jefferson’s administration, by Gideon Granger, then Postmaster General, on the 23d of September, 1802. He is eighty-one years old, and docs all the busi ness himself. The exiles recently sent from the Mexi can republic include General Lavcga, well known in connexion with the late Mexican war, Gen. Blanco, Gen. Suarez, and two other exiles, military, lay and clerical. Latest from Nicaragua. —Since the publication of the news from Nicaragua, says the Pamama Star and Herald , brought by the Bee, and forwarded by telegraph, we have been placed in posses sion of the Nicaraguense , and further in formation : El Niraragucnse contains a list, two columns in length, of property which is to be confiscated in Nicaragua to the Walker Government, unless their owners, natives of the country of course, can produce sat isfactory title deeds thereto. These con fiscations can be looked upon as nothing short of highway robbery, and will place Walker in possession of all the valuable property throughout the country. It is certainly one way of raising a revenue. Mr. Pierre Soule left Nicaragua on the British steamer, and is now on this Isth mus, awaiting the sailing of the New Or leans steamer. A complimentary dinner was given to him, before leaving Granada, by one of Gen. Walker’s army. Among the parties present, we observe the name of Mr. Wheeler, the United States Min ister to Nicaragua. The following is from El Nicaragntnse of the 13th September : Estrada has been murdered by a man named Antonto Chaves, a native, whom) Estrada had imprisoned in Granada,. Chaves collected a party of forty-five men at JLeon, with whom he wej*t to Sor. monte Grande, where Estrada was, a a d in ’ cited the native population, which resulted in the murder of Estrada, The same paper wishes to make it ap, pear that the party whose defeat at Chom toles is mentioned above, were a party of deserters who met a well deservcdVate - ihe party were evidently on a foraging ex pedition, when they were surprised and driven off, 1 o. T S E BIG Tree Route.—Hons. Dillon, the hrench Consul at this port, informs us that on a recent visit to the Big Tree at Murphy a, he encountered an immigrai tram who were anxiously inquiring who they would cross the Sierra Nevadas ? It. seems they had come through the Centrd Pass, ana were unaware thereof. Moot Billon thinks there is noNUfficulty in build ing a railroad across the Sierras via. Mur phy’s and the Control Pw.-fftim T*V.