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PUBLISHED AT DOWNIEVILLE EVERY SATURDAY. c. b. McDonald & co., PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS. - f ?iW<}-rorT3 FOR THE SIERRA CITIZEN. Sail Francisco Sacramento Marysville Minnesota Goodyear's 8ar.... Forest City Craig’s Eureka St. Louis Chamilerville Fine Grove Gibson ville Camptonville Foster’s Bar French Corral Tal ks’ Bar Nevada City Sears’ Diggings... .... L. P. Fisher Curle Brothers K. A. Eddy & Co A. S. Mr.MiLi.EV C. F. Myers Winters & Ueppeblev S. D. Moore Harlow Kimball L. O. Fkesto.n ... Johnson & Cuitcher Geo. Davidson James Bioleu Ruth yen & Co Geo. A. Ki.no Aaron Fauley Sul vrer & Co V DAMS «fc Co H. S. Beck jZa&'Ferson.s desirous of reading the Sierra Citizen to their f riends in any part of the Union, can have every number regularly for warded, pre-paiil. by remitting tlrf* subscrip tion either to this office or to any of our authorized agents, giving the address of the parties to which lie- paper is to be sent. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11,1854. A Talk with our Patrons—that are to be. After an unexpected delay, we at length fay Lahore the public the first number of the Citizen. We shall not indulge in any self-confident boastings, or on the o:her hand angle for praise, by expressing ex traordinary diffidence. In plain language we promise to do the best we can, leaving the Citizen to sink or swim in the current of popular favor. If our paper moot with favor, we intend to make Downieville our future home—if disappointment be our lot, we will collect the fragments of our ruined fortune, and return to the hills and build us a cabin beneath the overhanging rock, where the harsh words of criticism and detraction can never reach us—but if we muM fail, we will fail trying, and like the fellow of a well known government institution, never leave our cell until “the last link is broken.” Since issuing our Prospectus we have everywhere been greeted with encouraging words; and all seem predisposed to receive the Citizen with favor. We earuestlv hope that we may be able to meet the general expectation. After all, the ob servation of Dow, junior, should bo re membered—“ Blessed are they who do not hope for much, for they will not be disap pointed.” When we arrived in California, like al most everybody else, we intended to re main a few months, or a year or two at most, and then return to our native village. But mouths and years passed away, and when the summer sun began to melt away the snowy mantle from the hills, we were still found wandering in the Sierra in search of gold, like Mr. Micawber, in mo mentary expectation “of something turn ing up.” In the old church yard the spring flowers have bloomed and faded on little hillocks that were nut there when we used to creep softly over the wall, and spell out the inscriptions on the monuments of sorrow; one by one our old playmates have gone to other lands, or been wrapped in the ghastly drapery of the grave, until to return now, would be only like revisit ing the paternal hearth long after the last spark had gone out, and the dust gathered on the wall. After mature deliberation, we came to the conclusion that California is the best country for a poor man. Here industry will ultimately meet its reward, and worth and talent be appreciated. It is strange that so many people, even at this late day, come here expecting to become rich in a few months; aad failing in their extrav agant hopes, fall out with and curse the country. If one should labor as steadily, and live as economically, as people do in the Eas tern States, what would be the result in ten years? Novelists who had involved their heroes and heroines in all sorts of difficulty, would be infinitely relieved by the timely return of a consumptive uncle, in comparison with whom Croesus would be but a small capitalist. But because gold cannot be had without persevering industry, our amateur laborers become dis couraged. and drown their sorrows in the intoxicating cup, or fall victims to the evil genius that presides over the gambling hell. And here, too, aspirants for fame or civic honors meet with disappointment and run to seed. Abridged editions of law yers, doctors, and candidates for the leg islature, failing to be appreciated at home, come to this country, thinking that they may crawl under the curtains unobserved, and make a graud demonstration. Like Neal’s Undeveloped Genius, thev know that the germ of greatness is in their cra nium ; they can hear and feel it kicking against its prison walls, but for the want of a mallet to crack the shell, it can't be got out. But very soon these candidates for preferment observe that fastidious in dividual “The Public," with his fingers approximating his nasal extremity, gestic ulating in a manner at once incredulous and provoking. But let us define our position. Im primis, we intend to make the Citizen a readable and reliable sheet; to make it a correct vehicle of information on general topics; to make it, in short, a paper that will bo sought after by the miner when smoking his pipe in camp, and by the trader in leisure moments at his desk. The course we intend to pursue, was rather fully set forth in our ITopectus, and we refer our readers to that now. In all matters of public interest we shall take that position which to us shall seem best calculated to -promote the greatest good of the greatest number,” and never permit ourselves to be ruled by any clique iu social, county, or political questions.— Nor can we be expected to herald the ap pearance upon the stage of every political adventurer whom fermentation may throw to the surface, fur in this fast country "All would be great, e'en from the cradle tit To rule in politics as well as wit. The grave, the gav, the fouling and the dunce, Start up (God bless us!) statesmen all at once I ” For this reason wc could not array our selves under any party banner. It would be easy for us to light under the flag of the dominant party, and carry on a sort < f guerrilla warfare round the* border, at the same time keeping at a safe distance; and by a uniform system of toadyism, might perhaps come in for a share of the loaves and fishes. But though wc confess to a weakness, in the shape of a desire to ac cumulate wealth, still we cannot purchase preferment at the expense of our inde pendence. One thing we desire to have expressly understood—that is. we seriously deprecate the system of abusing cotemporary papers; we desire to live in peace and harmony with all the world, and wish to be on good terms with our brother editors throughout the State. We shall therefore never pro voke an attack, but should one be forced upon us we are “about.” In the mean time wc hope our friends will keep us advised of occurrences in dif ferent localities, while the Citizen trudges quietly on “in the even tenor of his way.” The Court of Sessions was opened on Monday by Associate Justices Booth & Pettibone. On account of the absence of Judge McCann, the Court was opened and adjourned from day to day in .conformity with the statutes. Adjourned court in course until thelst Monday in April. The Streets.—What has become of the street Supervisors? Our streets and sidewalks present the appearance of an old ruined village that had been convulsed by iui earthquake. One is in danger of pit falls at every corner. Will not the owners of houses fronting the street make some effort to fill up those mud-holes? The F iu.iulsters. — There has been a mutiny in the Fillibuster camp in conse quence of the scarcity of provisions.— President Walker has attempted to extort an oath of allegiance from his followers, who not feeling particularly patriotic with empty stomachs, demurred. A revolt en sued which resulted in the return of a number of his men to San Francisco, cov ered with more mud than glory. We have always looked upon this buccaneering ex pedition as a shameful outrage on a neigh boring nation with whom we arc at peace. We expect soon to hear of an expedition being set on foot in some of the lower cities to regulate the acorn trade in Dig gerdom. Accident. —Patrick Carlin was killed yesterday .in Secret Canon, by the falling of a tree. A coroner’s inquest was called by Judge Pettybone. Verdict—death by accident. Mr. Carlin was a native of Ireland, but for some years a resident of Racine county, \\ isconsin. He came across the plains in 1852, and has been a resident of Sierra county since September of that year. He was universally respected as one of our best citizens. His brother, James Carlin, was present at the time of the accident. V arltke. —A few evenings since a party of young gentlemen, (?) impressed with the idea of doing something des perate. amused themselves in bombarding a house on Main street, thereby seriously damaging the weather-boarding both of the tenement and the fair owner. On complaint of the irate fair one. they were each fined SSO and costs. The Bribery Case.—This intolerable nuisance in the California papers has at length been removed. The Senate, in solemn conclave met. have decided that “nobody is to blame,” and we recommend that their sapient deliberations be pre served as a precedent for coroners’ juries to go by in abstruse cases of steamboat explo sions. The parties have attained notoriety, if not fame, though a fine opportunity for the display of pathetic and indignant elo quence has been lost. Stabbed.—A fracas occurred in the Central Restaurant, Sacramento, hist Fri day, between two cooks, W. Peters, and Patrick Terris, in which Terris received [ two stabs with a carving-knife, killing him : instantly. Peters fled, but was arrested | a ?ter swimming the Slough and American j river and brought to ilia Prison Brig, j where he now awaits trial- LATE FROM LOWER CALIFORNIA. BREAKING UP OF THE FILIBUSTERS. The Steamers Thos. Hunt and Golden , Gate, arrived at San Francisco on the 3d | inst., bringing the following important 1 news, which we extract from the San Francisco Sun, extra: We have been put in possession of the follow!og interesting items of news from the head-quarters of the filibusters at En senada. which have been communicated to us by some of the returned party. It appears that Captain Davidson's Company had been selected as a foraging party, and were almost constantly on the go. anauding cattle, corn, Ac.. for the use of camp at Ensenada. On these excursions they manage to fasten on to a sufficient number of horses to mount their Company, which they consequently did. On the fact becoming known to the President, he at once ordered them to bo dismounted. His command was, however, disregarded, and about 40 of the men refused to obey the order, which had the effect to cause a gene ral murmur in the camp, while the officers were divided in their support of the President. The disaffection becoming greater and greater every hour, the President became alarmed and attemped to force the men to take an oath of allegiance, pledging them selves to stand by him untill he had planted the Hag of the "Two Star Republic” in So nora. All the officer subscribed to the oath. Some fifty of the men refused to do so. and declared their intention of leaving the camp, whereupon a defacement of men from Capt. Douglas’ company were ordered out to prevent their departure and deprive them of their arms and ammunition. The party, however, refused to give them up, when an order was given to tire upon them. The command was not hewever obeyed by the men, who on the country came to an order arms. At this crisis a parley was had, and the disaffected gave up their rifles—about ten or twelve in lumber, but retained their revolvers and ammunition. A detachment of artillery was also ordered our to intimi date them and bring them back to their duty, but with no effect as the men in charge of the gnus abandoned them and joined the party which was leaving. The President is said to have then given up the idea of preventing their departure as every attempt to do so only tended to ex hibit his own weakness and give additional strength to the disaffected whose numbers were steadily increasing. They were then allowed to depart to the number of 48 or .')(», nearly all of whom have arrived here this morning, either on the Thomas Hunt or Golden Gate. Wo also learn from the same source, that the camp is destiaute of all kinds of provi sions except beef and corn, upon which they have been subsisting for some time. The promise of immediate relief is held out to the party and the arrival of the Anita with fresh stores and rations is anxiously looked for. Our readers can judge of the prospect of their hopes being gratified, when they arc made aware of the fact that vessel is still in our harbor. In addition to the party which came up in the Hunt, a large number of desertions have taken place, the parties generally leaving on mule or horseback, making their way across the country to San Diego. Many ot these will doubtless fall into the hands of the Californians, who will avenge them selves for the loss of their cattle, Ac., on these stragglers. The revolt, as stated above, took place on Tuesday, January 24th, the revolters marching out in the face of the entire com mand at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. We have only to add that, although the friends of President Walker have given another color to the action as detailed above, we are convinced that our version is quite as reliable as theirs. But, as we prefer to let them speak for themselves, we append their’s as contained in the follow ing communication published in the San Diego Herald: Notice to the Citizens of San Diego. Fort McKibben, (Ensenada,) L. C., I January 25th, 1854. j Editor of the Herald: —By this time you have doubtless heard of an enieut which took place in our camp yesterday, which resulted in the withdrawal of the discon tented men of our command, and the inflic tion of their delectable company upon citizens. ✓ President Walker had heard the mumur ings of these fellows for several diUbs past, until, being fully satifled that they would never be contented to stand guar^Tand the others incidents of soldiering, he failed the battalion together yesterday and Addressed them plainly and eloquently, declaring his determination to have none but soldiers in his command, and concluded by exacting a promise from the - men ” of the forces, to put an end to the unsoldier-like practice of’ growling whenever called upon to “face the music.’’ He then ordered every man who would not pledge himself to the expedition to leave our lines, after giving them time to prepare for their journey. It was deemed necessary that these "men should leave certain fire-arms, some or which lie longed to the government and a few others to individuals; but the order was resisted, and they attempted to get off with arms and munitions of which they could not possibly have need. A party of ten men was sent after them, and after some insolence on their part and one bloody head, (superinduced by a clubbed rifle in the hands of one of our men.) we recovered the arms and let them go ou tboir way. They had started in such haste as to have forgotten to take provisions, and when followed and compel led by our small detachment to give up their arms, they were distinctly told by Col. \\ alker that they could have rations suffi cient to take them to San Diego if they would send a committee of their own men back in the camp for them; but as they de clined doing this and are generally very poor hands in any department of either soldiering or enduring hardship, the pre sumption is that by the time they reached San Diego they were a used up. hardlook ing party, and will be in a fine humor to complain of the treatment they met with here. But you may rest assured, and a little watching will prove it amply, that these fellows are of no use either in the field or at home. The remainder of this battalion have sworn that they will take and keep Sonora or die. Me are looking for two vessels supposed to be not far from Ensenada bay, but the day has been misty, and such heavy fogs hover alone the coast as to render it im por-ible that any sail will be seen during to-day. The rainy or winter season has been extremely mild, and a man who would grumble at this weather would do anything. Maj. Fred. Emory arrived about three da vs ago from a recounoisaace and topographi cal survey, in which he went to the Gila and towards the country of the Yu mas. He brought spec intent of "minerals with him which are said by the “ knowing ones’’ to ndicate that there will be " mining ” done shorly in these hills. There is nothing new here, but in my next I can promise something worthv vour notice. S. R. Walker’s Address to the Army. Soldiers of Sonora;— You are about to undertake a most glorious enterprise. — You are to cross the Colorado in order to defend a hopless people from the attacks of the merciless savages. For years the pop ulation of Sonora has been the prey ot the Apache Indians, Their property has been taken from them—their wives and children have been massacred or consigned to a cap tivity worse than death by the torturing fire of a ruthless foe. The men of Sonora have been forced to see their wives and daughters ravished and murdered before the eyes of captive parents. All those out rages, at which the whole continent blushes, to have been pemitted by the Government which pretends to control the pepole of So nora. Mexico has stood by, and her si lence and inactivity have so encouraged the Apache that lie now threatens to 'ride into Guaymas. and render the whole country from the mountains to the sea subject to his savage will and tributary to his beastly desires. You, soldiers, are now called upon to wrest the country from the rule of the Apache and make it the abode of civiliza tion. It is possible in your chivalrous ef forts you may be opposed by the Mexican Government. If you are, when you meet the enemy, let the holiness of your cause more your arms strengthen your souls. When you strike at a Mexican foe, remem ber that you strike at an auxilliary of the Apache—at an accessory to the murder of innocent children, and the rape of helpless women. Fill your minds with these ideas, and victory w ill follow in the plains of So nora. In such a cause, failure is impossible and victory certain. The God of battle is with you, and you will be strong and pre vail against a host of enemies. (Signed) William Walker. Mining News. Downieville.,— Operations have again commenced, the damage of the late rains having all been repaired. Numerous sluices are in operation in the vicinity of town, but we have heard of no unusual strikes. In visiting the numerous drifts and examining the machinery, we discover great improvements since we operated on the same ground with rocker and pan. Eureka North. —Mr. Totten, of this place, paid us a visit a few days since, and informed us that the company with which he is connected in two days washed out 8500. Water there in abundance. F’or a long time the miners have been unable to do more than drift, leaving the dirt to be washed when the ditches afforded suffi cient water. Smith’s Diggins. —Last week the Pack ard company took out 360 ounces. The Baldwin claims yielded in one day 20 ounces, their usual average being from sls to 820 per da\ - . New diggings have been discovered in the vicinity, and some eighteen tunnels have been opened with prospects of success. Monte Oristo Diggins. —These dig gings are located near Oak Ranch, be tween Downieville and Canon creek.— Some time since gold was discovered in this vicinity, and some twenty men have since been engaged drifting into the hill. Hitherto little washing has been done, but gold has been (omul in sufficient quantities | to warrant the prosecution of tiie work. Forest City. —We have conversed with several gentlemen from this place, who represent the prospects of the miners as very flattering. They complain of pre vious ncglccLjuui aagure us that this is onej>f-tljeinost important mining districts •ifi the mountains. The election for>op stable resulted in the election of Charles Betts. Jim Crow Canon. —There are quite a number at work in and around this place, with what success we have not recently heard. Two men were frozen to death on the way from Galloway’s Ranch to this canon. Minnesota.- -This thriving village has become noted in mountain geography.— Wej have never visited the diggings there, but from the amount of gold dust passing through the Express lines, we infer that this is an exceedingly rich district. Tun neling is here carried ou extensively. Wc have heard of no extraordinary discoveries. Sears’ Diggings. —Mr. Beck, regular Expressman from Downieville to Sears’, Gibsonville, Ac., informs us that since the rains have commenced all the little villages ou his route present a very animated ap pearance. The traders have ceased to apprehend a failure in business on account of having credited out their goods in the expectation of work commencing at the usual time. In St. Louie, several dealers supplied the miners with provisions, to guard against a scarcity during the winter, at the same time receiving but little cash. Almost every cabin had sufficient pro visions to do over winter, having learned from experience the importance of being so prepared. Such men as Messrs. Moore, Magruder, Depew A Tell, will be remembered by the aimers when cash begins to circulate, and they will lose nothing by thus supplying the miners with provisions at a time when money could not be had. At Cedar Grove several companies are doing well. The Boucher claims have been steadily worked for nearly two years, and have yielded to each share some S3OOO. Messrs. Walden A Co. are at work on claims equally valuable, which pay from 816 to 825 per day. Mrs. Opie, the distinguished authoress, died recently at Norwich, aged 84. Legislative. Assembly. —Feb. G.— Judging from the subjoined proceedings, one would not suppose that piety is in a flourishing con dition in the Legislature. The following discussion originated from a motion to 1 appoint a chaplain to the Assembly. It appears that retrenchment has com i ineuced in earnest iu that dignified body, with some specimens of oratory heretofore unknown in parliamentary discussions. Mk French said: 1 am in idvor of electing a chaplain, though I don’t know that 1 will vote for the gentleman proposed. There is an old Roman Catholic padre in my town, and I don’t know but that 1 will vote for him. Let us settle this (juestion at once and have a prayer meeting here every morning. (Great laughter.) Mr. Carrillo —I think it is all d n nonsense. (Great laughter.) You will ex cuse me for using this expression before the House. lam a Roman Catholic, and am firm in my religion: we don’t want any preacher or minister here. If we had, is it going to be of any benefit to this honorable body ? Is it going to bring us any greater talent than we have already got ? 1 don’t say that a Roman Catholic priest—though 1 am a Roman Catholic myself—l don’t say that a Roman Catholic ; priest, if he should come and preach for my conscience, and pray .and ask Almighty God to give me better talent, would make the talent that 1 have had for 37 years any better. I think that sl2 a day to a priest, whether he be a Roman Catholic or Protestant, or of any other sect, is perfectly ridiculous. Mr/Speaker, 1 think we ought to avoid this expense. If I was convinced, as the gentleman from San Luis Obispo, that we would be wiser and better for it and would make better laws for the State of California, I would have no objection, but it is all perfect nonsense— ; ridiculous; and 1 hope the whole House j will vote against it, and 1 don’t care if: even it was Bishop Alemany, who was to ; come here and preach. I hope the House will vote against any preacher, and don’t care a d n who he is; (great laughter,)—- j and 1 hope the reporters will put down ! every word 1 said, • Mr. He rbert offered the following as ! a substitute : Resolved, That the Speaker be requested to open the House of Assembly every morning with prayer, and that the Clerk be requested to preach a sermon, aad the gentleman from San Joaquin to commence with a song. (Uncontrolled laughter.) Major Stemmons.— Gentlemen tell us here about their being Roman Catholics— Mr, Carrillo, —l am the man. Major hTEMMONS.—I am as inueli a Catholic as any other man on this floor. I am a Catholic in feelings, but I don't like the prefix “Roman.” There are three things that 1 hate, and three things that the Lord also hates: They are three isms. One is sectarianism, the second is rheume tism, and the third is abolitionism. (Great laughter.) 1 regret very much that this question, or whatever you may please to call it, should have taken the turn that it has. 1 think we are a dignified body! and I look on this as a dignified subject.— (Laughter. Mr. C arillo (after some further debate) said: Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House—l don’t want to make a burlesque of this matter. lam sorry to have to address you in a language with which 1 am not entirely acquainted; but still 1 make out the best 1 can. If there is a preacher to be brought into this house 1 hope that every person of evory sect will have a preacher to themselves. 1 don’t think we would improve so far as legisla tion is concerned, if we had a Roman Catholic priest here, or a priest 1 don’t care of whatever sect. 1 think it would be ridiculous. I am a strong Roman Catholic—l was brought up in that re ligion—and I here protest against any priest, any minister, or any clergyman, to preach and pray d-n nonsense. (Laughter.) \ .Several voices—“ Order?” “Order?” tMajor jStemmons.— l move that the resolution be laid on the table and be made the special order for the 4th July, 1860. (Laughter.) O. V. J.—ln another column will be found a letter from the Editor of the Oak Valley Journal. This semi-occasional pa per has recently been hauled up for repairs, having collapsed a flue. The editor sym pathises with us in our misfortune in hav ing incurred the censure of one of our co temporaries by an impious allusion to the use of spirits. This however is the mis fortune ot being an editor. The O. V, J. Ims often observed that on the arrival of a strange dog in town a convention of the canine residents is imne ediately called and some warlike cur deputed to wait on the new comer, requesting him “to define his position,” at the same time prescribing the exact number of kinlf’ ’ - be worn in bis tail. Thus it is with oipeds. When a boy, we once visited a neighboring village and were met by a ragged urchin, the young Astyauax of some belligerent race, who politely enquired whether we would light? Hence we expect the same in ma turer life. Alexander Fash, the murderer of Julia Hayden, at Sacramento, surrendered himself to Sherift Hunt on the 4th inst. Apologetic. —The engraver has failed in forwarding the heading designed tor the Citizen in time for our first number. AV e are therefore compelled to issue our paper this week in but an indifferent dress. Next week the Citizen will appear “with his beaver on.” The much talked of boulder at* Chips’ Diggius has been blasted to pieces. The weight of the rock is about one ton—value S3UUO. Mormons in* England.— By a recent investigation the fact has been brought to light that there are full fifty thousand Mormons in Great Britain, and that this number is being augmented daily. Obituary. “they akk not dead that die.” Died —ln Camptonville on Sunday morn ing, Feb. sth., after a long and painful ill ness, Mus. Nancy A., wife of G, P. Saun ders, aged 39 years. The deceased was a daughter of Hon. Henry Dodge of Wisconsin, and in her death our society has lost one of its bright est ornaments. Intelligent and affable, she delighted in contributing to the happiness of all with whom she associated, while her deep sympathy was always extended to wards the unfortunate. And while we sym pathise with the family and frinds in their sad bereavement, we also hope for her that happy spiritual existence that never ceases. ■•lt must be so: and we should never steep Our souls in grief and sympathy fo- those I'pon whose face our weaker visions close Nor deem them lost to beings that o ersweep ()ur life unseen, with sympathies more deep. More pure and holy for each tear that flows. These ills of life are not the cold and stern We oft times deem them when our eyes are tears.” [Washington City papers please copy. Special Notices. DOWNIEVILLE LYCEUM. Regular meetings every Wednesday evening, at the Lecture Room of the Metho dist Episcopal Church. Question for the next discussion as follows, viz: “Is the process of Civil law, as administered in the mining districts of California, preferable to Lynch law.” Affirm. —disputants— AVg. A. Snyder, I A. C. Edmunds, A\ in. Norton, |J. M. Flandreau. fob 11-tf CIIAS. REED, Sec y. Masonic Notice. A Mount an Shade Lodge, No. 18. of F. and A. Manons, Regular com munication on the first and third Saturday of each month, at the Masonic Hall, over the Empire Saloon.— Hour of meeting 7 o'clock, P. M, OFFICERS. — 11. P. Benton, W.M. I S.VV. Lanoton, Treas. L. Reynolds. S. W. |H. G. Brown, S. D. W. P. \ oung, J. W. |J. W. Brown, J. D. J. I). Scellan, Secy G. Harris, Tyler, febli-tf R 11. TAYLOR. Attorney-at-Law and Conveyancer. Office first floor of Dr. Chase's Law Build-* ing, on Craycroft street, Downieville. feb 11-lm* R. H. TAYLOR. Notary Public, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SIERRA. j? ; tj“By the law of 1853, Notaries Public are authorized to demand payment of notes and bills of exchange, and protest the same for non-payment; to take acknowledgments of deeds, and other conveyances; to take affidavits, and administer oaths, and to take depositions to be used at the trial of causes in all the courts. feb 11-tf Dr. R. W. CARR, ' PHYSICIAN & SURGED N. (Late of Baltimore Almshouse Hospital.) office sierra drug store, downieville. N. B. Particular attention paid to Dis eases of the Eye. feb 11-tf SMITH & ANDERSON, Carpenters and Builders, MAIN STREET, DUWNIEVILLE. fob 11-tf S. W. LAIVRTON, KTotary Public, IN AM) FOR THE COUNTY OF SIERRA. Office on Main street. Downieville. feb 11 Meteoroogicall Table. Prepared for Sierra Citizen by Dr. Carr. It commenced raining on the 3d, and con tinued with but little intermission until the night of the 6th. The next two days were of unsurpassable beauty, the sky clear and the temperature delightful. The 9th was cloudy and damp, presenting every indica tion of rain. Towards night it commenced raining hard, which continued through the night. The snow has all melted in the val leys and on tin* sides of the mountains, but on the tops it it two feet deep. DownieviUe Prices Current. Prepared for Sierra Citizen by K. Wright. KEYSTONE. THE undersigned hereby give nstice that they have completed the new and com modious buildings situated on the Keystone Valley, on the new turnpike leading from Marysville to Downieville, and about thirty miles from the former place. This is the present terminus of the Stage route from Marysville to Foster’s Bar,. Camptonville, Downieville and Sears’ Dig gings, and the connecting point with the Express and Passenger Trains to and from all the different mining localities in the northern portion of the State, and also the point at which the road from- French Corral and Nevada intersects the Turnpike. The public may rgst assured that the pro prietors of this houSe will spare no pains or expense to make it one of the most desira ble stopping places on the road, feb 11-3 mis DODGE & LOCKWOOD.