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JA M I'S m enAN A N,
M n meeting of I Ini California Democratic Slide
Central Commiliee, lii-lil in llio city of Sacramento,
mi the llllli iliiy ot July 1 S3('i, il was resolved Dial u
l)imocru.vc Muto Con vein imi !»• called, to meet In
tin- city of Sacramento, on TUESDAY, tlm Otli ilay ni
hf|iti nilnr lint, for tin-purpore oi noioiiiiiiii g two
iiienita-m of Congress, u ciei k of Ilia Supremo court,
a Superintendent ot I'ublic Instruction, u Stale Prison
Director, and four Presidential Electois
Tin- Stain Ceiilnil Com n iliee suggest that Hutur-
Iny. Iliu 33d day of August, I t- die day seli-clod hy
the diOereul counties fur the election ol Delegates to
aid Democratic Slate Convuntion.
Tlie following is the apportionment of representa
tion :
Yulia 13
Ityorder: It. K. WASHINGTON, Chair’n.
It. K. Powell, Secretary.
»#* Democratic papers throughout the State please
Marysville Aijencv. — Wo have ap
pointed Mr. A. L. Smith agent for the Ko
cord in Marysville. He ina} be found at his
Hook, Stationery, and News establishment,
ouo door above Canfudd & Wright, I) street.
Distinguished Visiters.
The Executives Committee of the State Ag
ricultural Society paid our town a short
visit last Wednesday, on their return from
Chico, and the Valley, whither they had
been for the purpose of examining our rich
valleys with a view to making a report to
the State Agricultural Society, whose next
annual fair will be hold at San Jose in Oc
tober coming. They speak of the country
through which they passed in the very high
est terms, and its peculiar adaptedness to
farming pursuits. In this point the Com
mittee spoke in glowing terms. They say its
equal is scarcely to bo found in the State.
The ranch,garden and viryard of Maj. John
Bidwell—says tho Committee —is not ex
celled in point of taste,agricultural skill and
beauty by any in California. The Major's
chances for the award of prixes at the fair
we should say are A No. I.
The Committee took u look at our town
and the mines adjoining. They seemed much
pleased with our rapidly growing town, and
more particularly with the extensive mining
operations which to them was entirely new.
The gentlemen composing this Committee
are,—Oen. C. J. Hutchinson, Pufcah Creek ;
E. L. Beard, San Jose; Dr. Buscom, San
Jose, and Dr. Cobh, Snn Jose. They are
among the most extensive and scientiiic far
mers of the Slate, and are introducing into
every branch the latest improvements, and
taking a lively interest in the all important
subject of tne Agricultural department of
ur State.
These gentlemen being thoroughly practi
cal farmers, will be of immense benefit to
the State in general and the Society in par
t ticular, in prosecuting their tour of Agri
cultural investigation.
Our Caruikr. —Our Carrier, Mr. N. D.
Witt, has never distributed a daily before,
and is comparatively & stranger here, and
the confusion consequent upon the removal
»nd establishing our office, together with
the late removals of many of our Profession
al patrons, will be accepted as a slight
apology, we hope, for their not receiving
the papers regularly. Witt is improving.
Personal.. —Amongst the visitors in the
in the city during the pasi week, was Sheriff
Freer and his amiable lady. The Sheriff
seemed to be deeply interested in our mag
nificent brick court house now in process of
erection. They left the gay and lively scenes
of our city for the healthy location of Bid
well on yesterday.
feiU It will be seen by his advertisement
that W. P. Hoffman offers one half the U. S.
Livery Stable for sale. It is the most ex
tensive establishment of the kind in the
mountains, and is doing a profitable business
Men of means and enterprise would do well
to look lo it.
“Thu« Scoundrel, AVaftliliigtoiit”
It has been reserved to this late day—to
a Black member of the ‘‘Black Republican”
party —to the Cify of Boston, and to the
propagators of a civil war to apply this epi
thet to the immortal Washington. One of
the most distinguished citizens of Boston
lately presided ut n meeting, says the Staten
Islander, in Fancuil Halt, and listened
tamely to re iterations of this epithet from
the lips of a black philanthropist, merely
remarking to "the gentleman ’ that allow
ance should be made for the antecedents and
education of Washington, and something for
the times in which he lived!!!
Our fellow citizens will scarcely credit it,
that language such as this was not only
permitted, but applauded in old Fancuil
Hall. And it would be entirely unworthy
of attention if it hud not been countenanced
by a political party which not only assails us
by open war, but is at this moment organiz
ing its clforls to obtain the control of the
government. Shame for America that any
native of her soil, black or white can live
upon it and utter a calumny upon Washing
ton—much less that a political party cun
hope for success after countenancing such
language »s has lately found shelter and
applause under the caves of old Fancuil
Wlint HU Neighbor# Sny of Him.
It is no matter ot trifling consideration
and importance that those who know a man
best should eulogize him most. More espe
cially is praise to be valued when it is ex
torted from a political opponent. The Lan
caster (Pa.) Express, a Know-Nothing “Bc
publican paper, published in the immediate
neighborhood of Mr. Buchanau’s residence,
is compelled to bear testimony to his unben
ding integrity and blameless life. After a
few introductory remarks, the editor pro
ceeds and says:
‘ We knew the man ns one of our most res
pected fellow citizens—a gentleman of un
blemished personal integrity and unusually
agreeable manners in his social intercourse
with all classes. Wo knew him as a friend
of the poor, as a perpetual benefactor of the
poor widows of this city, who, when the
piercing blasts of each successive winter,
brought shrieks of cold and hunger and
want in the frail tenements of poverty,
could apply to the “Buchanan relief Dona
tion” for their annual supply of wood, and
sitting down with their orphaned children in
the cheerful warmth ofa blazing fire, lift
their hearts in silent gratitude to God, and
teach their little ones to bless the name of
James Buchanan. As a citizen, a neighbor,
a friend—in a word, as simply James Bu
chanan, we yielded to no man in the meas
ure ot our respect and esteem ; and were he
still before us as simply James Buchanan—
us he was a few years ago, and when he and
we occupied the same broad Jeffersonian
Platform—when at least one of the editors
of this paper J voted with him the same
Democratic ticket—then our# would be the
more pleasing duty of supporting instead of
opposing the election of our esteemed fellow
citizen and neighbor to the highest office in
the gift of the American people, and the
highest position of political distinction in
the world.’’
fifT" The present Uni tel States House of
Representatives is bo divided by States, says
the New York Herald of the 7th ult., that
no choice would probably bo effected from
among the three highest candidates. There
are thirteen Democratic State* and thirteen
n jgg Cr .worshipping States. Five Slates
hold the balance. Should they take neither
of the three candidates prior to to the 4th
of March, then the house ceases to exist,
and the person chosen by the Senate as Vice
President will bo the President for four
years to come.
The National Whigs.- —A Washington
letter says that the National tvhiga recently
held a privite conference, and agreed to
postpone for further consideration, any def
inite action. They will after further con
sultation with the old line whigs of Mary
land, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York,
Tennessee and other States, designate ft day
late in the present mouth, for a general
Declined. —Four of the Electors appoin
ted by the Know-Nothing convention, re
cently held in Staunton, Virginia, have de
clined to serve that party. The Alexandria
Gaactte (Know Nothing) thinks these dec
linations come “rather fast,”
Virginia— The Richmond Whig after a
short-lived support of Fillmore and Donelson
comes out in favor of a distinct Whig organ
isation, and recommends the holding of a
whig State Convention some time during the
present month.
A great Democratic ratification meet
ing was held in San Francisao on the eve
cing of the 10th. Eloquent, speeches by
Senator Tilford, Calhoun Bcnhan, ML 8.
Latham, Thompson, Campbell. C. B’osman,
E. Cook, and E. D. Sawyer. The greatest
enthusiasm pervailed, and every one ap
peared to be wild with dehght. So we go.
Mr. Editor I notice*! an announcement
in the Record that a company, composed of
some of our “ most distinguished citixens,
had set out on a tithing excursion to tho
West liranch near Dogtown. lam happy to
he able to inform you that they have re
turned without having lost a man or meeting
with any very serious or disastrous adven
tures. The only mishap which occurred on
the outward bound passage was the breaking
down of the carriage, which was happily ac
complished without the breaking of any
bones, owing, doubtless, to certain preser
vatives with which the company had wi-cly
and bountifully supplied themselves. Hav
ing repaired damages at a blacksmith's,
which providentially lay in their way, they
proceeded on their journey, and arrived
safely at the beautiful village of Dogtown,
where, at the principal, and, I may say, the
only hotel, they were provided with every
luxury which the place, afforded, and at
prices, which, under the circumstances,
they could not but consider “dog cheap.”
The principal object of the expedition was,
perhaps, us successfully accomplished ns
could have been expected; though owing to
to the scarcity of grasshoppers and the high
prices demanded for them by the citizens of
Dogtown, there were some interruptions to
the operations which, wc regret to say, has
resulted in the disappointment of the friends
of Jabez Sawin, who counted their chickens
a little too early in anticipating a dinner
from the piscatorial labors of our friends.—
It is due to truth and tc justice to say that
a certain law and order gentlemen in the
party, a gentleman, by the way, of the first
water, high in the military rank, and
“handsome” withal, clandestinely appropri
ated a largo number of the best fishes to his
own individual use, whereby the general
fund was so considerably diminished that
enough only remained to furnish a single
meal for the company, of which they par
took on their return journey, and in the
discussing ol which, they were honored with
the assistance of one of the high dignitaries
of the county cf liutte, to whose aid may,
perhaps, bo attributed the safe arrival of
the party to their homes. J ESSO.
The next figure wile be a Cotillon
—Ounlfincing friends will have an opportu
nity to trip the light fantastic, and other
wise do the agreeable, at the Prarie House,
on the 24th of this month. There has been
some of the most pleasant cotillon parties
given at this House that we have attended
in the country. Mr. Onyett and his inter
esting family know exactly how to get up
these parties
A Bio Hai l. —Constable Jones marched
four men into the city yesterday from Dry
Creek, for threatening to do bodily injury
to one Mr. Bradley. The men hail been at
work for Bradley, and some misunderstand
ing arose about their pay, when they pre
: pared to take the nmout out of Bradley’s
hide. Ho had them arrested ami taken be
fore Justice Elliott. They were discharged.
Who followed the Elephant off. —
As Lee & Marshall’s Great National Circus
came into town several boys ns well as some
of our old and most influential citizen?
joined them on the hill as an escort, an
fell in, two and two, behind the band wagon
Some were mounted, some on foot. Among
the most conspicuous was our music loving
friend, a Deputy Sheriff, mounted on a black
Music hath charms to soothe the mulish ear
And so with the gallant muliteer.
As they came to Montgomery street they
parted right and left—the sheriff socked the
spurs into hi» ropcnante and capered off in
the direction of Chinese Higgins with a view
the collect revenue from Asiatics.
Oh! Consistency, thou art a Jewel.—
As we were piruling round last Wednesday
night about 12, picking up items and things,
our attention was called to two of our
friends, one of whom was leaning up against
the U. S. Livery Stable, and holding on to
the other, and advising him to “Hie—by all
gleans—hie—to abstain from the use of
spirits. It had a tendency to lower one in
the estimation—hie—of the community at i
large at'd the ladies in particular. He had ■
thought seriously of taking him out—hie— i
boo for sou l ® time and laboring with him
on the subjee; of temperance—to jine some
—hie—ooh—society ; eay the Martha Wash
ington Sons of Temperance Society.” The
most ridiculous part of it was that the sober
man was the drunkest.
/sSf* We would cull the attention of those
returning eastward to the ad vertisement of
the steamship Sierra Nevada in anothe col
umn, to sail on tire oth of August for San
Juan. The Isthmus is again tranquil, be
sides Blethen, her commander, is one of
those who makes his passengers feel at home.
Once More.—The c»cr kind Vtatsen
literally loaded us with favors yesterday
.Nominal ton am! A crept a u«o of
John C’. Hreckenridscc*.
In the proceeding* of the Cincinnati Con
veution, as published iu the Commercial, we
find the following;
Louisiana nominated John C, Brrcken
ridge, wliich movement was greeted with
great applause.
Mr Breckcnridge —With your leave. Sirs,
Mr, president and gentlemen of the Convcn*
lion, I return my most sincere thanks to
the noble State ol Louisiana tor the honor
she has done me Believe me. Sirs, it will
tie cherished forever, among the most grate
ful recollections. But, sir, 1 hold that un
less there are very especial reasons lor
having it otherwise, promotion should follow
seniority, and 1 heg leave therefore, most
respectfully, to decline to be a candidate.
Why? 1 have been among those instru
mental in bringing out the name id a distin
guished gentleman from my own State
Certainly, therefore, I cannot but decline.
Besides, Sir, I am already a nominee—a
candidate on the electoral ticket of Ken
tucky, and proposed during the coming
campaign to tread her valleys and climb her
mountains iu the laborious but delightful
task of doing battle for your Platform and
your ticket. With expressions of most pro
found gratitude he closed, by soliciting
leave to decline.
Notwithstanding this, on the first ballot
he received the votes of Maine, New Hamp
shire, Vermont, Virginia, Louisiana, Ohio,
lowa and Wisconsin.
On the second ballot, the vote was 11 1 for
Brcokenridge, when the following from the
same journal, will explain the rest :
The scene that occurred between the first
and second ballots was extraordinary. As
the call of the Staffs progressed, it was clear
that Brcckcnridge was rapidly leading all
the other candidates, tut the feeling for the
young Kentuckian blazed suddenly into an
universal enthusiasm, and half a dozen
Stales were up at the same moment demand
ing to change their votes from Dobbin or
Quitman, Johnson or Brown, to C. Brock
enridge. All these changes were prefaced
by sentences shouted above the din, not
with devotion to the withdrawn, burning
with admiration of the adopted candidate.
And so the tide of g’ory rose round the
young man till he was nearly whelmed in
the congratulations, and the continued
cheering—caught up and echoed by the can
non outside —and by the embraces of a hall
thousand enthusiastic men.
« * ♦ • •
When, after exhausting efforts, the Presi
dent could be heard, he said :
Gentlemen of the Convention, John C.
Breckcnridge, of Kentucky, has received
2<j(j votes, and is therefore the unanimous
choice of the Convention for the oflicc of
Vice Prcsidunt of the United States.
Then again the Convention resolved itself
into a carnival, a din ns of an army entering
a Malakoff, hats and handkerchiefs waived
in air—all dignities and proprieties waived
Finally a bourse cry for Breckenridge!
Breckcnridge take the stand !! organized
itself from the multitudinous discord, and
gathering volume, rose until the Kentucky
delegation took the nominee by the shoulders
and placed him where all could sec and hear.
The marvellous ovation hardly left him the
self control for speech ; but Mr. Breckcn
ridge said;
Speech of Mr. Breckbn ridge.
Mr. President and gentlemen of the Con
vention. This result is ipiitc as unexpected
to me as it can bo to any in all this space.
In the inferior and personal aspect of this
extraordinary manifestation. 1 beg you to
consider all said that gracefully should he.
I have no words to voice the gratitude that
is swelling from the innermost (most
enthusiastic cheers.) from the innermost
heart of me to the Democracy of the nation
for this confidence.
There is- one personal satisfaction that
lightens this hour and fearfully accumulates
responsibilities. [Subdued applause ] 1
derive that satisfaction from the reflection
that, through all the balloting, I have free
ly followed my political preferences, nor
professed a sentiment, nor softened an ex
pression for a personal result. [Applause ]
He (Breckenridge) of on hour since, refused
to aek for or to accept the honor he knew he
was unworthy of, hut the Breckcnridge cre
ated by the fiat of the Democracy to second
its illustrious standard bearer, had no choice
but to serve. [Checking everywhere.]
It is not proper for mo to speak of the
second man on your ballot; but of the Chief
tain I may. James Buchanan is one of the
last survivors of the gigantic race of Ameri
can statesmen whose deeds may not be se
parated from the glories of the Kepuhlic.
Reserved to a green old ag* he has lived
down detraction, and time has destroyed
calumny. [Applause.] Composed and dig
nified on this moral elevations be is about to
bo clothed with the insignia of the Chief
Magistracy of the nation 1 [Repeated Ap
Gentlemen, 1 heartily concur in the plat
form you have affirmed. I endorse your re
solutions. lam known to be i states’ rights
Democrat. [Applause ]
Strong in the principles of Jefferson, en
forced by the irresistible temper of Jackson,
the people will entrust the men you have
named for their Government. I hope, in
that event, 1 shall never forfeit the confi
dence of the Democracy of America. [Pro
longed applause ]
Law and Order.—An immense congrega
tion of Professional gentleman have lately
removed their oflicc to the U. S. Block.
Their inviting signs meet the eye at every
turn, and say to the way-faring man, “come
in and be done for.”
Among the last removals is that talented
law firm. Smith & Hubbard.
Dr. Burlingame, the dentist, has bis office
iu the U. 8 Block.
Mining Inm«.
Mining on Tin Bar— The Bar opposite
tlic city present* the most lively appearance
wo have soon for a lone time. Fleming,
wingdaiuing, an<l Chinamen washing with
llockcrs. The river hunk is lino*! with busy
miners, from the saw-mill marly lieu hunt
iluirn stream.
The Honk or Car in front of the town Ins
boon worked, some of it several times, ami
still pays.
An immense amount of gold will no doubt
bo taken out again this lull, as grout im
provements are being inti O'lured in thm
uunle of mining.
Min ini; nv Stk \m.—Our fi Send, Jim Ben
son, always goes by steam, lie, in company
with several more, lately passed our olliio
witli a huge Engine I>> iler and machinery,
on their way to the liar in front of town,
where they propose to make that powerful
clepicnt, steam, do the woik of many men iu
pumping water, >kc. &c
Wat Kit Won us—The water pipes havo
been laid down as fur as the corner o( Mont
gomery and Myers streets.
Mr. (jurrott, tho enterprising undertaker
of tins most important work, is pushing it
forward with all possible dispatch.
Water! Water! is the cry when all i»
parched with heat, and when there is such,
great danger of lire. Mr. (larrott known
the wants of this community, and wc trust
this will prove a profitable investment, Ho
has got the vim—the snap—tho go ahead !
Success to him.
Mining ns; low Town. —Squire llortoa
and a company of men, aro at work 12 1-2
miles below this place at what is called tho
city of Bagdad. They have constructed a
ditch leading from the waste water reservoir
to the bank, and arc going to work it exten
sively. From present prospects they will
average about s*B 00 a day to the man.
What is the use of saying the bank of tho
river will not pay ?
Bk port for July 17. 1850 — As there in
no place yet prepared by the citizens of Oro
ville in which to deposit the unwashed and
nnterrified 8 oldicrs of (Jen. Whiskey, tho
night police have resolved to surround and
capture them by stratagem. It is proposed
by the Captain ol I’oliee to take three of‘
Alex’s wagon beds and set them up with a
figure 4. and bait witli a bottle of brandy.
Me is so confident that tho traps will succeed
that he is willing to advance tho money for
the bait.
Fight, Scratch and Bitk.—Two men got’
at loggerheads yesterday infront of the Em
pire Hotel. Tho affair originated all about
Vigilance Committee vs. Law and Order.
The advocate of Vigilance Committee became
heligerant, and struck the Law and OiMcr
man in the jaw. The Law and Order man,
as might he expected, and as always will be
the case, walked directly into the fellow anti
i cleaned him out. Constable Patton came in/
time and marched the Vigilante off, he be
ing tho aggressor. He sung out lustily for
the Vigilance Committee to rescue him from;
the clutt-hcs of justice Jones, 136 b Patton,
i Law and’Murder, and all other institution,,
calculated to endanger the freedom of speech
generally, and more particularly that'of Ida
body corporate. He was walked off, however*
and put into quarters for the night; but no
sooner whs the back of the constable turned'
than he lunged out of a window 20 feet high,
and has not written to his friends or Bul>
' Patten since.
To Mr. Bobeet 0. Neal, of the C. 8. Comp ,
wo are under many obligations for favors
extended to-Uiis office.
Also, to Mr. Harris, of the C. 8. Co., wo
arc much obliged for newspaper favors.
Among the late arrivals at Bt. Louis hotel*,
is one that reads—“ K, Smith and four wives,
Sait Lake."
with the following talented Company :
Assisted hy Severn* gentlemen ametiien of Oroville
A HALL will he triven on THURSDAY*
JULY 24th, as
The Hall attached to this house Is spacious and
airy, and I can say to my friends and the pMhlic,tbat
neither care or expense shall he spared to make this
entertainment agreeable and worthy their presenre
The VERY BL.'T MUSIC will bo engaged for th *
Decision jyWW
The Public it Is v Red

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