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«k»>: H. ciiisuTTi, Kdilor. Orovlllr, Saturday, December 13, Topics «l the Day. Tin: glorious mining days of 1810, v. lion men could travel over the mountains and through the gulches and ravines, with a prospecting pan and crcvicing knife, and realize the highest wages ever known to a min ing section, are undoubtedly passed for California. The effort now is to reach the bed-rock, and this, in many cases, requires the expenditure of much labor and capital; and al though the pay realized is not so extravagantly large as was realized in former days without the invest ment of capital, still there are very tew claims that have been worked systematically that have not proved profitable to those who have invested in them. The capital taken from the surface in ’4O, w ithout invest ment, and almost w ithout labor, has been employed to prospect and lay upon to the bed-rock, claims whose richness failed to entice the pioneers of our State. The fee ing that fortunes can he no longer realized in a day, has be come generally prevalent, and has d *ne much to dcvelope the mineral Avealtli of the State, and mining re gions of vast extent and richness, have been opened and successfully worked which were formerly consid ered of no account. This was the case with Oroville, which now sus tains a large mining population. The emigration of ’4ll, those who O 1 came by the “Lawson Horn,” and many of those who sought the north ern mines, centered on the spot where < hovillc now stands, and a city of tents, dignified by the name of Ophir, sprang into existence. Here too, are vet visible the little mounds of earth, that tell a melancholy tale of the severities of the overland journey, and of the winter of ’4l and ’SO. The rich surface diggings of other sections scattered the deni zens of Ophir to other sections oj the State, and a solitary tenement remained, which, in its loneliness, has often endured the scrutiny of the wondering deer and antelope, if not the nocturnal inspection of the griz zly. The advent of water ditches and deep diggings has built up a city of brick ou the spot where the emigration had pitched their city ol tents. The spot where the emigra tion centered in early days, has now become the centre of business, so -urely did the early emigration in dicate the prominent locality of the northern mines. From an article in the Union, copied in yesterday’s Record, we are inclined to the belief that the California Steam Navigation Com pany have rather “Stcamboatcd” Oroville. Supposing the information contained in the Union's article to be official, and it appears that the boat might have proceeded further by the erection of a wing-dam, but not without entailing an expense that be would ‘unwarrantable at present.' It would incur the immense expense of two or three thousand sacks of sand to turn the larger portion ol the river into one channel, at the point reached by the boar, to enable it to proceed. But that “expense would be unwarrantable at present!” Pah! The‘‘Gaspipeal” The matter was thoroughly canvassed by the agents of the company, and the river in spected, and, it was said, could he rendered navigable. Now, what’s the matter ? What’s up ? Not the steamboat, certain. We were fear ful that the company had made this move for the purpose of a flare, and did not intend their boat should ever reach Oroville. Our citizens should now take up a collection and refund the company the enormous and un warrantable expense they have been subjected to in this matter. We suppose the Navigation company would like to sec the river improved, and then have the privilege of run ning off those interested. We arc dow n on the Navigation Company. They arc a huge hum bug, and had better take a contract to supply the State w ith teas. Hope Capt. Purd. won’t consider this ar ticle personal. We intend to visit Sacramento sometime during the winter, and if the stages arc not run ning between Marysville and the Capitol, wo desire Col. Fowler to have a skiff in readiness to take us down the river. We’ll never go on one of the Company’s boats, d ’em —unless wo go'as a “deadhead.” Snow in the Valley. —We have been informed that a “ right smart sprinkle ” of snow tell in portions of the valley, during the storm of Thursday. Our informant states that the ground in the vicinity of McConnel’s Ferry was quite covered at the time he passed day before yesterday. The weather has been unusually severe thus far, for so early in the season. Table Mountain House. —The propric tors of this new establishment, just opened on Montgomery street, opposite the Hotel de France, had the kindness to present us yes terday with a bottle of very excellent cham pagne, It their table d'hote and lodging aarangements are equal in quality with their Heidscick we can safely recommend them to the public. The Catholic Church. —By reference to Major Graham's notice in another col umn, it will be seen that no persons arc au thorized to collect subscriptions for the erec tion of a Catholic Church except those hold ing the proper books. The occasion for the said notice, is the fact that certain dishonest persons have been making attempts to col lect money under the pretence of authority from the Kcv Father. Good Diggings. —Mr David Smitli showed us several pieces of quite course gold yester day, taken from bis claim in the neighbor hood of Cherokee Ravine. Mr. Smith says that from present appearances, the diggings will prove rich, the lay of the land indica ting ». pitch of the bed-rock info the hill.— “ Blue dirt and the bed-rock pitching,” used to be considered a “ dead thing ” for a pile in our mining days. Home Manufacture, —A lager bier manufactory is being built on I’iko Hill, just above Harriott's Mill. The engine and boil j or arc expected to arrive in a few days, | about which time a “ little more lager * i than was ever made north of Sacramento, will bo furnished to the denizens of this j sanctimonious metropolis of Northern Cali fornia. Hon. Richard Irwin.—This gentleman, 1 thrico elected to the State Legislature, is a prominent candidate for the Speakership of I the Assembly. Du Bates, State Treasurer, was married on Tuesday last, to a Miss Tilden of San Francisco. Ida Vanard. — The Supreme Court has set aside the verdict against Ida Vanaru, convicted of an assault with intent to do bodily injury in Sacramento. .701' Three men were in the Station House at San Francisco, Tuesday night, suffering with the delirium tremens. Medical.— Dr. Vrcoman, an able physi cian, surgeon and druggist, has taken up his residence among us Orovillians. See hi advertisement. The True Californian isn’t exactly dead but is growing powerful weak. •• The way of .the transgressor i# bard.” Tlie CUlzi-iim’ Police. Mr. Editor Oroville so far, with her large and busy population, has been ex tremely fortunate in escaping any serious injury from fires. For such good fortune we are indebted in a great measure to the uni versal vigilance of our citizens; in a partic ular manner to our Town Committee, who, without pay or reward and at considerable personal sacrifice, have devoted a large por tion of their time to the public good; and also to our night watch, who 1 believe, have faithfully discharged their duties. Hut somehow, either from want of funds, or under the impression that the rainy sea son removed the danger of fire, our night watch has been discharged This certainly ought not to he the case, when we remember that only a few weeks past, a daring attempt was made to burn the town, and, moreover, that there are ten times as many fires kept continually burn ing iu stoves, often negligently fixed up, as there was before the winter set in. Again, when we consider the sad results to our town which a fire would cause at this season of the year; the immense amount of property and merchandize that would be destroyed, (and there never was a time when there was as much merchandize here as at present,) it about 1 induce us not to relax our vigilance. That something should be done, and d no at once, to avoid danger from stoves, etc., and some immediate action taken to re-es tablish a night watch, is the wish of a great number of your fellow citizens, who have their all at stake. Puienix. A Strange, Sad and Unnatural Case. —We have received an account of a sad and most unnatural occurrence, at Vallecito, the facts of which were brought to light but a short time since. If wo did not know our correspondent personally, or if we had any doubt of his reliability, we would not make it public, so horrible is the crime that has been committed. It appears that a very interesting girl of that place, was married some two months since. The husband, last week suspected from ber appearance, that he had been de ceived, and informed her parents of his sus picion. The girl was brought into their prsence, and protested that she was inno cent, and attempted to account for her ap pearance by an affliction to which she was at times subject. Her mother did not believe her story, and sent for a physician He came and decided that the suspicion of the husband and mother was correct, and in about two months the girl herself would be a mother, 'flic girl still protested that she was innocent until Sunday last, when she ackn owl doped the fact, and that her own brother was the cause. The husband im mediately saw the brother, and gave him fif teen minutes to leave, which he did without delay. Sister and brother ware both lead ing, and thought to be, exemplary members of a Christian church. The husband is near ly distracted, and the parents deeply feel their children’s shame.— Sac. Times. View of Oroville —Mr. Watson of the News Depot, has handed us a beautifully ex ecuted engraving of a view of Oroville, printed on large letter sheets. The view, a correct one, is taken from a point on the ! other side the river nearly opposite Garri | ott’s mill. Everybody who writes to his ; friends in the cast should do so on this illus j trated paper, if for nothing more than to let | the “ old folks at home ” know how this i gigantic yearling looks - Talking Back —ln Wednesday’s Ex j press we are designated ns “ lokeliterns,” j and the fact published to the world, that its pronoun caught us napping the other day when we ought to be straining our eyes to discover the snow capped summits of the Buttes We “ aint saying nothing ’’ but if there was any snow on those wart like ex crescences on the fair face of the Sacramen to valley, why Dr, Young’s almanac is im perfect, for that valuable work don’t say say anything about it. Honorable. A year or two since the San Francisco Press Club, which is composed of editors and reporters, attempted to raise funds to build a suitable monument over the grave of Mr Gilbert, one of the pioneer ed itors of this State The Board of Supervi sors, on being applied to. granted them five hundred dollars in aid of the object. The Club finding that owing to the depressed state of the times they were unable to effect the object, have returned the scrip to the county. State Journal. Personal —Mr. James Haworth, Presi dent of the California Stage Co , ami Mr. Gen Thomas, the Superintendent in Marys ville, were in town yesterday. Still they come. —The Daily City Item is the name of a new paper just started in Sacramento. At work again —Frank Soule hag again resumed the editorial chair of the Chronicle. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. M. VROOMAN, Physician, Surgeon, Dni^ist. w ovncF.—Misr.Hs' Dura sro/;/.. Two door* from the conn r of Ili'd and lliinloon streets. iionr the Plain, Provide, Dee. 13, !Si6. dl'Jtf FERRY AND DRZDGE NOTICE H Wild. MTi V to the Hoard of super* -or* at U their February term, lor a renewal oi tin 1 • rry I.in ii-e ul Nelson’s liar. U e-i Itran it I .1 Vt rwr mid fora In ease to build uiiil keep a Toll lirnU-o ut said place. S. t'l 1U IS. Tom Watt.*, AH'v for Petitioner, t.roville, Dec. IV, l-.'.ti d 12-4 w O x- axx cl XI. a f!tl o 1 A SPLENDID GRAY MARE rijVKiKriiidi with v kink sadiii.i; and K 1 1 1111>I.) will To r.-illltd off to-iuorrow, Si. N flA V eveiiinit lit the bank Fxchantte There lire fills chances, five dollars enrh. Tickets will be rallied for this eventin', ul the above mimed place. (Dec 13) M. DAII.MKH. New (Tit hoi it* Church. T^iiTli'K. — No person- are amine io collect J* towards the erection ol ; Outlinin' >1 nrcli n < irovi Ue, except those ti id I in; books by permission! I Ihe Rev, I artier 1 el it. and -e.'lied •• PKTEU MADADNoT 11. Catholic Past r ol Marssvilie and vlciniiv,’ 1 Pec. 12. JOHN S. tiKAH \ M’. ST. MCIU SIOOK STiIBK. Montgomery street, near tin* corner of IPinloon, OROVILLE A FRKSII SFI’PI.V and first rate assortment of i» all kind* of Hooks and Stationery Jl'.'T It 1> UKIV ID. Sheep and Turk Memorandums, Monthly and Weekly l ime books, Pass books. Novels, l.eller Paper. Acculinl Paper, tlolo bens, Steel Pens, Ued. Itlne, and Itluek ink, ,kc., ,ve . at Hie St. Nicholas book Store, on .Monleomery street, next to the corner nf lliinloon street. S. 11. OONKKY. December 11, IBlni. dll if STAGE NOTICE! Stages lorjM’ *v "I US /l Start from the ofllce of (he ( alifornbi Stage ( 'nm jiany, Oroville. EVFUY MnRNINO at 7 o'clock. STAGE NOTICE. m A ON AND AFTF.R FRIDAY, the ~**r P.’lli instant 11 e Staire for Sba-la will leate the i onipanj’s oftice. Mmysville, al n o’clock A M., mid arrive in Oroville al 10 o’clock A. M., re maining over nighl al Tehama. OKI > F. TTIo.MAS, tJen’l Superintendent. Marysville. lUt it Pec. tub Stago i o. OPENING BALL! a the ri,EAsn>i; or voi r company is respectfully solicited at it.i OPKMMi i IiALR, to be given at U I'.M.'ll'S RANt'll, wight mi Ids tntin Marysville, on Wednesday evening, DECEMBER ‘.Mill, Ir.'.ti, I>, JOHN WDLCII. 2.),000 lbs. Harley for Salt*. fVTIIIK-PUOOF BRICK STORE,opposite the Daily ki liulte Record olltee. (10 .1. M, CI.ARK & RUG. 75 Tons Baled I lay for Sale! ON I OTS To SUIT. JM. CI.ARK & RRO., fire proof brick store, opposite the Daily liulte Record oftie. d(5 BUY YOUR 2D s* y 000 d fn oxlcl Q O STS **- • ujm w* m N Gr ? A T American Theatre, Montyr miery st.,Oroville. PASSAGE AT REDUCED KATES! Nicaragua Steamship Lino ! TO NEW YORII& NEW ORLEANS, VIA SAN JUAN DKL SUU. 700 Miles Shorter than any other Route THROUGH AHEAD ot the MAILS Only Twelve Miles Land Carriage- Macadamized lload. Departure from Washington Street W harf. The Srdetulid Steamer Si E F.A N EVADA, T. HUNTINGTON, Commander. Will leave Washington firm Wharf, with Independ cut Malta, Passenger* and '1 rensure, (hi Saturday Dec. Jißlli, ot l j o’clock, M. Passengers by (hi- l.ine urc landed nt San Juan up on ibe Company'* W harf, and proceed iminediulely by comfortable Coache* to \ irgin May where they embark id Ibe wharf, which has recently tier a rebuilt upon the splendid new-learner Ban Curios, for the Atlantic *t«»nu r. ’I lie health of the Isthmus is ex cellent, and it is confidently expected, from the known reputation of tin- «-rizaba lor speed. if,j,t the ItiroUk'ii tpp to New York and New Orleans will te lle-(pinkest on record This road being 700 miles -hurt, r than any other, passenger* via Nicaragua avoid the ureal heal of tin- I'rotties and the fever and debility tin. apt to result from such exposure. The timal.ii connects with ih« favorite steamship Texas, lor Sew \ ork. and ( all oim. for New I >rleans THKOl’i.ll TICKETS 1 tKNIsUIKD.-incimJmg transit of the Isthmus. UtT Piuaengera are at no expeme upon tlu* Isth mus except for meal*, while craving. Treasure for shipment leceived at the Company’* office until ‘J o'cliark. A. M.,da> of (ailing. For freight or passage, apply to C. K (> AUK t.-oN k CO„ Agent*, S. W, corner Battery and Washington starots, ;fec deca oud floor, San frauewco. SPECIAL NO TICKS. C ounty Trrasui'rr'n j • irovii.i.k. December Huh, Is'fi. i Notice is hereby yivi n. ilml till | < mui* holding Unite Coiiniy Warrants, payable from iln* (n-m r.il I utnl, registered ln'iwt't'it iho till 1 1 ay ol May I s . i*. mid •■ili tiny «>f \nynst WHi, uscept Wurnmls Mumbi roil tt-. 1 . 1- is.), l-', ll*o mid ti'l. that tho Mime " ill In 1 paid tin prcMUitation at this office. Aml m>l ic«* is lurlher Hi von. t lint niter this dale said U arrmiis w ill cease to bear interest. U'l I. A 111 Mi H. 1.. Tea-urer Ituile < tiimiy. Frrnchtoun ian;;l Jllniiijr Consjinny. pm’M IITOIVN, lire. li. I s ill. Notice is hereby given, linn ti moolii it ol tho Slurb* holders oi tho “Frenchlown I'mnil 'I Ining C*taiii|>titi> ** will bo held at lb** .Merchants Hull I. Maryvl illo. oil the tenth dot Ik day of.lmiusry. ISa7 for the purpose u! increasing the capital ►lwcli ■! will t'<•!»> j nuy to sixty thousand dollars iSilo,(ho.) signed m. rri.i Hii, li. 11.I 1 . ADDISON, I). M. IA A NS, \V. t> WiT.-oN. dii-td Trustee. Fill lolttn I onm 1 Owing la Hu Ihii . bus - Hy tho ninlers signed, tbi-y law I. unil ii in ii i.i y in i'pon mini In r |:i; \\i It in i >r,n 111-. mid bale In .led it Hourly op j.. >t••• t' i - i irliiins 11 •it 1 1, mill direct,) opposite (tie >1 biers’llukery. on Monlgomery *lr< i I, w l.oro lin y tiro now op- limy mid i I(• • r lor sale. ,i« line u sli ok ol i.'lotlilnif, lb ole m.d Shoes, Unis »n| and as good n Meek ol ITiilor Clothing cun ho found in ll.olr w oil Known i Mahli.-lniii li! 1 1 tin im is Mid re-i -denis id' Thompsons IT I, Meins Knine, Oregon Itnlchmnli ,ly, and everybody, wilhllioir frioinlii, wo would simply say. drop in ntnl mu us at tho llninoli. examine our stock, you luivo both tho right ipinnliiy mul ipmlHy to select Irom. clothe your* selves ooiillorl -lily, go oil your way I• joieil g. illn! if our goods don't give you sutiMaelion, our luiliios are not I>. TOY As i H I I.IISi>N, Montgomery street, opposite St. Nicholas, mid Branch, opposite M mers’ Bakery. »i& ~*» —- T'o tlio Sim klinldn v of Hio “ Oro Toll— nro|ili ( oiiijmtiy .” Notice is horoby given. Ilml Ihe first iiistiillineut ni ’•!'» per Cent, of the ainnnnt of stock . iifc-cribeil, is uoW due, payable to tbe Treiisiircr of said Company, James McWilliams, lit tbe thinking House of Mr- Williams it. Tyno son in Oroyilie, mid nt the bunking house of Mark llruimigini A. Co., in Marysville. By order of the President mid Hoard of Directors, It. C. II KWINtIS, Secretary. Oroville, December 1. l8T(i. dl tf S«s ISOTK i:. To the Stockholders in the Frenchlmvn Canal Mi ning t (inipmi.v is bereby given. Unit an adilillotlid assessinwil of ten per cent, on the capital slock is culled in, mid payable on or before I lie ‘Jiilh of De cember next. ANAN HA l!<ti t, Secretary. Frenchlown, November ttfiib, IH.Tfi. iigiilm KtiinUurf l ! FiirnHiiro ! JUST KFCKIVKD—a large assortment of Furni ture, Also, an invoice of large ttllt Frame booking Classes, for sale beat it. ScltlUKß’S Furniture Ware Rooms, Montgomery st., three doors below Myers st. ni!C Herts S Ki lim I I’oola Reds for every butlv, m till jier cent, less llisn Marysv Hie jirices. for -10 days only, to make room lor ■in entire new stock per first steamer to Oroville at C. Si‘lt HI I tlFt* Furniture Ware Rooms. Montgomery street. 28.D00 lbs. POOI.A in Rides. for (‘ale very low to thi! trade, ul 0. Ht'Uli'.KU’S 1 ocnilnro Ware Rooms, Mi i. _'uin<iy st.,three doors below M)m tl. Attention ?■!tiicrs iV. t'ltiuiiecs! !), Ti) V .V i ill I.l;Hi)\ lignin rciine-t die c?| eciiil utter lion ul' nil » ho wif-li lo liiy in llit ir v u.li r Him k ol' CI.JI'HING, BLANKETS. Rut ITS ami Woolen Goo's, to tlie iniignificeiii assortment i I goods ni ce, wd lii lie m (luring llie ) nst ten dny». They are now opening ami offer ror Mile 200 linn and licrvy Reiver mnl Peter.-dnnn Overcoat*, I roi kn iiinl Haiku; 100 heavy Pilot l 10l h I 'oat*, latest fly lea; Ito superb '‘lliiiflim*’ I oai“, Hiipi riur to any Talma*; 5 bale*. 50 pr in imb, heavy gray Ulmiki-te; il bnle<, ]oo pr in each line heavy bine blanket* ; 1 bale, 100 pr extra “ French Huper Super ” white Blankets; :to do*, assorted Cassimere and Hall. Punt*, Into st y lev, besides a magnificent amnoncni ol Pun dulling: Hoods. Montgomery at., Opposite Ht. Nicholas, late lluntoun’*. n7if A. HALL, offer* his professional sor vieea to the ritizeii* of Oroville and vicinity, having had Dincli and long experie’ire in the treatment of the various disease* incident to this clima'e, he* hojiea to give satisfaction. Hpecinl altenlieu given to diseases of n private me* Cure. Uheumuliatn, Ac., wliicli lie cun cure w illiout the use ol mercury. Omi t, front room, No. 17, United Hiatt* Hotel, up a!airs—Oroville. ocl-tf STORAGE.' ! STORAGE! A HAPE PLACE TO Hi l dip GOODH eon bo ya found at the Piro-prooi 14in k store, opposite the Daily it cite Uncord office, at low rules, U 0 J. M. CLAUK A, HIM). Rear it In Miud ! AT ALL TMOHK who wish to purchase Gr>* « ci ries. Provisions, or Hardware, will find It to their interest to call at the Eire pr<s>f Brick Htora,. opposite the Lull) butte Record office, Myer* street. ♦lO J. M CLAUK & JJKO. VIOLINS AND ACCORDEONS. BT.VI.IAN VimLIN N GUITAR HI HIM, Rridges . and Row*, nl PD W xTERMA.Ve. BEST HAVANA CIGARS \ND TOBACCO—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, at Bloch's Cigar and Tobia-co P.mponurs, over ho Phoenix Saloon. PH. WATERMAN. IASBLES AND MATCHES, at Bloch’*, J PH, WATER