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THE SIERRA CITIZEN.
POireiBVILLB,TiTPBPAYi PEC. SI, 1859. Tn Natiokal Democracy it that anion of citizen* which embrace* Ik* whole Union of State* in the batit and tendency of its principle*, fatten no factional spirit, cherishes no sectional assn, andprtmul gates no issue incompatible with the necessities of the Republic. Th« Board or Conmr Supervisors, on Msj 4th, 1559, ordered “ That the Sierra Cither be, and th* same is, hereby appointed and declared the official paper of Sierra County.” Thb Democratic Oohvbetiok of Jane 9th end 10th, declared by resolution, “ That this Convention indorse the Sierra Citizen a* the regular Democratic paper of the County, and recommend it to the support of the Democracy New Tear—The many reminiscences that the thought of departing with an old friend that bath borne ns safely through, during its term of time, naturally produces a melancholy commingled with pleasure when crosses the mind the recollection of some good done to others.— Anon, the heart leaps with joy when we contemplate the incoming new year. On New Year’s day, the happy fa ces of the little one’s greet yon—stranger or no—with « Happy New Tears! ” ** New Year’s gift, sir ? ” The pleasure that beams from every little .countenance, the joy that dances in every eye, denote that it is truly a happy new year with them ; an ample remuneration for the little gifts you may bestow. May their happiness not abate during the coming year. To-morrow, these greetings may be looked for, when all will be remind ed of one year ago. Then, we say the mind will be led, step by step, to trace the events of the old year. It is to be hoped that the reflections of all will produce more pleasure than pain; and when we bid adieu to the de parted, let us greet tbe new comer with joy, and all ex claim—“ Happy New Year! ” Alturas.— The effort now being made to divide this County, and create the new County of Alturas, is tre mendous. Every nerve is strained to make it appear that the people in the northern portion of the County are in a most deplorable condition, geographically con sidered. Now let us take a sober view of the matter as .it is: Our county finances are not by any means in a condition s warrant recklessness, nor visionary calcula tions in dividing tbe County. Until within the past year, our County, financially, was in a bad condition ; but by good management on the part of the Board of Supervisors, the condition of affairs has been very mate rially improved; we are at this time just beginning to prosper. But divide tbe County, and all the bright hopes for the future are gone. In tbe first place, the cost of carrying on tbe County government is about the same whether the territory be large or small ; and in the in stance of tbe division of this County, we would have the same amount of expenses to defray, with half the amount of taxable property from which to obtain tbe means; thus showing that it would become imperatively neces sary to double the present rates of taxation in order to meet the actual demand. We have given but an out line of this matter, at this time, the facts of which will apply to the proposed new County of Alturas, merely to set property holders and tax-payers to thinking. At a fntnre time, we will demonstrate by facts and figures the trne state of affairs in regard to tbe condition that Sierra and Alturas would be in, in the event of success on the part of Alturas, both financially and politically. Christmas Tree Party. —The exercises at the M. E. Church, on Monday evening last, passed off very pleas, anlly. The bouse was well filled with those who had met for the purpose of witnessing tbe presentation of gifts. Three trees were loaded with numberless presents for distribution—tokens from friends to friends. The children were all remembered, and also many gentle men and ladies received Christmas gifts. The occasion was »pM«d with a very pretty speech from U. H. Taylor Esq., and a few remarks from Rev. Mr. Pond, when the distribution of gilts commenced. Col. Taylor presented them as they were taken from the trees, with a short address to each of the recipients. Every one seemed much gratified with tbe evening’s entertainment. Test of the Hydrants. —On Monday last, under the direction of Captain John E. Ager, Chief Engineer, the Downieville Fire Department tested their Hydrants. There are six Hose Companies. It is now only necessary that tbe county appropriate sufficient means to purchase five hundred feet more hose, to render the Court House and Jail perfectly safe from fire. Tbe members of the Fire Department and also holders of property, will hold a meeting at the Theatre next Monday afternoon, for the purpose of electing a Chief Engineer and two Assistants for tbe ensuing year. New Publication.— We are in receipt from tbe pub Ushers, of a copy of a work just issued from the press, entitled “Bancroft’s Lawyer and Book of Forms,” edited by D. P. Belknap, of tbe San Francisco Bar, and published by H. H. Bancroft & Co., of that city. This excellent work supplies a desideratum long required not only by the profession but by business men generally. Its plan embraces instructions for all ordinary transac tions in matters of conveyancing, contracts, homesteads, landlord and tenant, executors and administrators, pow ers of attorney, arbitration, mechanic’s lien, naturaliza tion, partnership, schools, taxes, wills, husband and wife, covenants, bonds, corporations, stamp duties, marriage, justices’ courts, mining laws, divorce, promissory notes insolvents, attachments, etc., with numerous precedents and forms, designed for tbe use of county and town of ficers, professional and business men, miners, mechanics and farmers, and adapted under tbe revised laws, and the latest judicial decisions, to California, Oregon and Wash* ington Territory. We have examined its pages, and con sidering it admirably adapted to tbe purposes of such a publication, cheerfully commend it. It is for sale by J. Enscoe, at the “ Mountain News Depot, Main street. Odd Fellows’ Election.— At a meeting of the Sierra Lodge, No. 24,1.0. of O. P., held on Thursday evening. Dee. 29tb, the following officers were elected: Henry Strange. N. G.; J. B. Reed, V. G.; Edward Matthews, B. S.; Z. W. Keyes, P. S.; Joseph Berg, Treasurer. Masonic Inst illation.— The officers elect of Sierra B. A. Chapter, No. 21. and Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18, F. A A. M., were duly installed on Tuesday evening, Dec. 27th, by E. Grand Scribe, Lewis Reynolds, P. H.P., andP.M. J. S. Van Dyke. Good Panning. —On Tuesday last, two men went to work washing tbe ground on which a miner’s cabin for merly stood, on Durgan Flat, and in tbe two first pans of dirt they washed out near six ounces of gold. The gold was probably lost or had been buried there by some former occupant of the cabin. Dancing School.— Don’t forget the Dancing School on next Monday night, at the Gymnasium. See notice in another column of to-day’s Citizen. Atlantic Mail.— The mail for the Atlantic States and Europe, will close at the Post office in Downieville on Monday next, Jan. 2d, at 11 o’clock a. m. Mules Stolen. —On tbe night of the 26th inst., from the pack train of Mr. Q. A. Clements, of this place, four mules were stolen, at the Eleven Mile House, on the road from Marysville to Downieville. Two of them are dark bay American mules, recently purchased from one Rob inson, on Bear river, fifteen miles from Marysville. The other two were Spanish moles; one a light dnn and the other a roan; they may or may not have the mark of Q. A- on the neck. A suitable reward will be paid for the delivery of tbe mules and thief to J. H. Tennent, Marysville, or to tbs owner, Q. A. Clements, Downieville. Whig Candidate fob Mayor.— The Whig General Commute of New York city, recently nominated James D. Ogden for Mayor. Mr. Ogden accepted the nomina tion, and on motion was introduced, and proceeded with a speech. The committee, however, were surprised when tbe presiding officer, Hiram Ketcbnm, an old line Whig, in a speech, following that of Mr. Ogden, recommended the Whigs to vote for Havemeyer, tbe Tammany Hall nominee, in the municipal election. Mr. Ketcbnm said that “ they bad regarded both tbe great political parties as sectional. Tbe course of the Americans in nominating candidates from both tbe other parties was, in bis view, a wise and judicious one, and tbe action of tbe Whig General Committee in indorsing the Utica nominations bad resulted in showing that neither Repub licans nor Democrats bad an actual majority in this State. [Applause.] He denounced the Harper’s Ferry insnrrection and the attempt at tbe North to get np sym pathy for Brown—sympathy for tbe man who would put tbe stilletto to tbe breast of tbe white man, and the torch to bis dwelling. What did it mean, that tbe Republican press in this city and elsewhere were denouncing Vir ginia for executing her laws upon the traitor? The South bad ample cause for alarm, as it was unpatriotic and unwise to treat their fears with ridicnle and scorn. He would give the colored man all his legal rights, but when it came to a contest between the black man and his own race, he could very quickly decide on bis course. He believed Virginia would be true to herself, and able to vindicate her laws and protect her property and her honor. [Applause.] But this was a charter election, in which no political principles should be invoked.— * * *_ - The .eyes of the whole country were up on tbe metroplis. When be read that Havemeyer had been nominated and accepted, he wiped his spectacles, read again, and his heart throbbed with joy, because he knew that Havemeyer was a tried and approved man and a model Mayor. If Mr. Ogden was a candidate for Con gress, for Collector of the Port, or fora foreign mission, there was no New York merchant whom he would pre fer ; but Havemeyer would make tbe best Mayor. Treaty with Mexico Ratified.—The last mail steam er brings the important intelligence that the ultimatum treaty of Minister McLane had been duly ratified and signed at Vera Cruz. This treaty is in accordance with the wishes of the liberal party—commonly known as the Jaurez party. Tbe main features of tbe treaty are sum med up in tbe following extract from the San Francisco Alta : By its provisions the United States Government es pouses the cause of the Liberal party, and obtains there by its cordial co operation in carrying out the terms of the treaty. It is agreed that Mexico shall cede to the United States tbe right of way over the Tehanntepec route and certain lands on either side, free of all cost; also, Lower California, and a portion of Sonora, as a foothold for the protection of American interests in that quarter ; also, the right of oar Government to introduce troops into the country at their option. The sum of $10,000,000 is to be paid by the United States; a great portion of which is to be retained for tbe purpose of sat isfying claims, and to provide ammunition for the nse of sach citizens as shall enroll themselves in the army of tbe Liberal party, in accordance with their pronuncia mentos. The news of the signing of the treaty caused great rejoicing among the Juarez adherents throughout the country. It might seem that our government was paying dearly for these concessions, but all things considered, we do not view it in such light. Tbe importance of this ar rangement to the United States, and particularly the Pacific side, the amount that is to be paid, and the man ner in which it is to be paid, we look upon the matter as being decidedly within the limits of good economy. It gives now a splendid opportunity for a Territorial Gov ernment in southern California—a thing for which they have been earnest'smyhigr only hsw field of action In a military point of view is expanded ; adding, very materially, to our scope on tbe Pacific. It is only to be hoped that tbe provisions of the treaty be strictly adhered to by our Government; it will result in benefit to tbe people of Mexico as well as to citizens of the United States, residing along the southern lines. Overland Mail.— The Overland Mail arrived at Gil roy on the 26tb, with dates to Deo. 6th. Tbe Sacramen to Union’s telegraphic reports famish the following pro ceedings at Washington on the sth: The House of Representatives was called to order at noon by the Clerk of tbe last House. Long before the meeting, the galleries were densely crowded, including many ladies, and intense interest manifested everywhere at the calling of the roll. Seven members were absent: Stallsworth and Clopton, of Al abama ; Brown and Adams, of Kentucky; Hindman and Rust, of Arkansas ; Hamilton, of Texas. On motion of Phelps, the House proceeded to the election of Speaker viva voce. The following persons were put in nomination : Sher man, of Ohio ; Davis, of Indiana ; Hickman and Grow, of Pennsylvania ; and Botelar, of Virginia. Florence moved, as several members were absent, to adjourn till to-morrow. John Cochran hoped the motion would be withdrawn. Cobb said. Let us have one vote. The House then proceeded to vote, with tbe following result: Sherman, (Rep,) 66; Bocock, (Ad. Dem.,) 86 ; Grow, (Rep.,) 43; Botelar, (S. Amer.,) 14; Davis, of Indians, 2 ; Phillips, Hill, Corwin, Adrain, Hickman, H. F. Clark, Pennington, 1 each ; Gilmer, 3 : Nelson, 5 : Haakin, 2. Grow, not wishing to retard tbe organination of the House, withdrew bis name as candidate. Clark, of Missouri, wished to make some remarks touching the qualifications of some of those nominated for Speaker, when, after an animated discussion of the gentleman’s right to speak, daring which considerable excitement prevailed, Clark withdrew bis application to speak, and offered the following resolution : “ Whereas certain members of tbis House, now in nom ination for Speaker, did indorse and recommend the book called ‘ The Impending Crisis of the South, and bow to meet it; ’ and the sentiments of that book being incen diary and hostile to the domestic peace of the country, no memeer who recommended or indorsed it is fit to be SpfeixerDnrm «euße. M - The resolution led to another excited discussion, dur ing which tbe House adjourned. Tbe Senate was called to order, when the following Senators were found to be absent: Benjamin, Clay, Crittenden, Davis, Douglas, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Ham mond, Johnson of Arkansas, Polk, Sebastian, Seward and Toombs. Mason submitted a resolution, which be wonld call op to-morrow, for the appointment of a committee to in quire into all the facts attending the invasion of Har per’s Ferry. Gwin gave notice of a Pacific Railroad Bill. The customary resolutions were adopted to inform the House and the President that the Senate was ready for business, and then the Senate adjourned. Meeting of the Legislature.— On Monday next tbe wisdom of California will assemble at the eapitol, in the Legislative Halls, for the purpose of making preliminary arrangements to organization. There will undoubtedly be a “buzzing” time until tbe organization ie fully completed. Then Will come on tbe Senatorial contest, when there will probably be another warm time. ■- Death of Washington Irving.— To tbe lovers of litera ture and fins writing, tbe announcement of tbe death of this distinguished gentleman, causes a gloom to o'er cast their minds, and carries them back to tbe very days of their first reading of the “ Salmagnndy ” papers; “Knickerbocker,” and tbe “Sketch'Book,” and many others which want of space forbids to mention.— Suffice it, that oae of the purest of English writers has gone from earth. Peace be with him. The Great Corn Gbop.—The Lafayette (lad.) Journal says : Competent judges estimate tbe corn crop of the United States the present year at uiae hundred Editions of bushels* wbieb at an average prion of fatly sente per bushel, would bo worth $160,000,090. Arrival of thi John L. Stephens.—' The J. L. Steph ens arrived in San Francisco on the 26tb, with dates to the stb inst In Naw York they have elected Jones for Secretary of State, Richmond for State Engineer, and Skinner for Canal Commissioner—Democrats. Dennis ton for Controller, Myers for Attorney-General, Dorri mer for Treasurer, Hughes for Clerk of Court of Ap peals, Davis for Judge of Court of Appeals, and Forrest for State Prison Inspector—Republicans. The President's Message is not to be sent to Congress until the House organizes. The New York Herald says: “ Republican and anti- Lecompton will not fuse on officers. Reported that Democrats had made overtures to South Americans.” It also says that the Republicans will assail the Presi dent if he holds them responsible in bis message for the acts of John Brown. The reporter to the Sacramento Bee is informed by the agent of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company that no sale has taken place, and that there is no prospect of it. The Bulletin's extra says the New York papers state that the negotiation for the purchase by Vanderbilt of the property and franchises of the Pacific Steamship Company had been broken off, without any prospect ofa renewal. Immediately after the negotiation failed. Pa cific Mail Steamship Company shares fell to 74|, being a decline of 15 per cent, from the highest rates lately at tained. A dispatch dated Washington, December 2d, says:— “It was decided in Cabinet Council, to day, not to send out copies of the President’s Message in advance of its delivery to Congress. The same course will be pursued by the Secretaries with their reports. This course has been adopted from the fact that an organization may not be effected for some weeks. The message and most of the Secretaries’ reports are already ‘ in type.’ ” Atlantic Items.— Boston, November 30th. The Pres idential Committee of the American Board of Foreign Missions publish a card, deeply implicating the moral character of Dr. Pomeroy, the Secretary of the Board, and notifying the public of his dismissal. Brown sympathy meetings will be held in this city and many other localities in this State on the day of execu tion. Washington, November 30th.—There are now about eighty members of Congress here. The caucuses of the respective parties will be held on Saturday night. Judge Douglas and his wife design leaving the city on the 13th of December, for Florida, on the recommenda tion of their physician. From present indications the press will be supplied with copies of the President’s Message and accompany ing documents, as heretofore. New York, November 30th. — Higgins & Co’s carpet factory, on Forty-third street, was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss, SIOO,OOO. Twelve hundred hands are thrown out of employment. Death op Washington Irving.— This distinguished writer died on Monday evening, November 28th, at his country seat in Irvingtown, near Tarrytown, New York. Contradicted. —Kit Carson is not dead, as has been reported. He is still Indian Agent at Taos, New Mexico. Port Sarnia, C. W,, November 30th.—The propeller Milwaukee and the Schooner J. H. Tiffany collided Mon day nigbt, in the straits of Mackinac, and both sunk. All bands on the Milwaukee took to boats, and were picked up by the propeller Free State. Four sailors and the cook of the schooner were lost. The balance of those on the schooner were saved by the Free State and brought here. Wreck of the Indian.— The wreck of the steamship Indian proves to have been a very serious disaster.— Twenty-seven lives were lost, the victims being chiefly steerage passengers. All the cabin passengers were saved. Five of the crew who had taken refuge in one of the boats were picked up by the British schooner Wave and taken to Boston. The steamer struck when running at a speed of eight knotg per hour, and the captain was deceived by the soundings, having supposed himself to be off Cape Sable. The statements of the captain and purser confirm the story of the seamen in all essential .DVticttlanL. _XbvGl»dip.tQr Emperor, the vessels which resbued sotap survivors, succeeded also in, securing the mail*, r* the'lndian. The steamer Admiral arrived at PorHaf $ Maine, Nov. 29th, from St. Johns, bringing the maib of the Indian, also the purser, chief steward, and fourteen steerage passengers—Richard Brown, G. Croiaen and William Cross, for Toronto ; Pearson, for Montreal. Julia Rickman, aged 2«, and Eva Rickman, infant, for New York, were drowned.— The cargo was mostly for Canada. Foreign Items.— A late traveller, in speaking of Aus tria, says that one-half of the people are under arms to keep the other half in jail. Letters from Piris state that the old Prince Jerome Bonaparte is dying. After a proscription of four hundred years, the He brews of LisbonTae allowed to build a synagogue. Its site is the very spot which was formerly occupied by the Inquisition. It was expectca that the effective strength of the new Sardinian army will be 100,000, exclusive of the rifle corps and military marine. In addition, there will be throughout the kingdom about 600,000 National Guard. Barbarism in a Palace. — A Constantinople letter of Oct. 3d, in the Gazette du Midi, says: “ The barbarous custom, dictated by reasons of State, of not allowing any male children born by the daughters of the Sultan to live, is still in foil force at the Seraglio. The Sultana, wife of Mahmoud Pasha, was recently de livered of a son, who was pitilessly strangled after its birth. The unhappy mother, who was well aware what the fate of her child would be, if a eon, was in the great est distress of mind during her pregnancy, and her fears were but too well justified. Hungary.— The wishes expressed by the Hungarians of all parties are said to be these: The restoration of the old Hungarian municipal institutions, which are based on the hmorical rights of the kingdom; the right of representation; the right to manage the Diet in their own way— that K«, without the interference of the Aus trian Government; the reunion of the different coun tries which formerly belonged to the Hungarian Crown ; and the coronation of the Emperor as King of Hungary. Senator Sumner, of Massachusetts. —This gentleman has returned from Europe with, as be himself says, his health completely re-established. It will be remembered tharfi(T»Ua head by Brooks, of South Carolina, some three years ago. He will take his seat in the United States Senate at the opening of Congress. The Population of Georgia. According to a late census taken in Georgia, by the State authorities, its population is about 1,050,000. In 1850 it bad 905,000. Increase in nine years, about 150,000. The Shakers. —There are four Shaker societies in Ohio, numbering 1,059 ; one in Connecticut, numbering 200 ; two injMaine, numbering 150; two in New Hamp shire, numbering 500 ; four in Massachusetts, numbering 700; two in Kentucky, numbering 900 ; three in New York, numbering 1,050 —making in all 18 societies. Heavt Church Debt.—The amount expended thus far in the erection of St. Mary’s Cathedral, in San Francis co, is $174,762. The balance of indebtedness due on the church and property is $47,303. California Wheat in New York.—A farmer in Walnut Creek, New York, has produced a yield of eighty bushels to the aeefefrom California wheat. State Treasury. —The Board of Examiners swear that they counted the money in the State treasury on the 28d ins tacit and found there the sum of $547,609 15. At the Michigan State Fair lately held at Kala nmoo, Flora Temple made one mile in 2:19| minutes. Moan Apples. —The steamer Northerner, on her last trip frot^Oregon, brought down five thousand barrels of TOf be a Senator.— Jerome Bonaparte, of Baltimore, who,recently returned to the United States, "f* r «fbmd the dignity ef Senator of France offered to him by are father, Prince Jerome, in order to induce him fe ceawhala Fiiuw*. Bonaparte preferred the simple title ef Americas eitisea to that of Senator of France. Execution of John Brown* Harper’s Ferry, Dec. 2d.—At 11 o’clock the prisoner was brought out of the jail, accompanied by Sheriff Campbell and assistants, and Captain Aves, the Jailor. Sheriff Campbell bid the prisoner farewell in bis cell, and the latter returning thanks for the Sheriff’s kindness, and speaking of Captain Pate as a brave man, was then taken to the cell of Copeland and D. Green. He told them to stand up like men and not betray their friends. He then handed them a quarter each, saying he had no more use for money, and bid them adieu. He then visit ed Cook and Coppie, who were chained together, and re marked to Cook, “You have made false statements.” Cook asked, “What do you mean?” Brown answered, “Why, stating that I sent you to Harper’s Ferry.” Cook replied, “Did you not tell me in Pittsbnrg to come to Harper’s Ferry and see if Forbes had made any dis closures?” Brown replied, “No, sir, yon know I pro tested against your coming.” Cook replied, “Captain Brown, we remember differently —at the same time dropping his head. Brown then turned to Coppie and said, “You also made false statements, but I am glad to hear yon have contradicted them. Stand up like a man.” He also handed him a quarter. He shook both by the hand, and they parted. The prisoner was then taken to Stevens’ cell, and they kindly interchanged greetings. Stevens said, “Good bye. Captain, I know you are going to a better land.” Sown replied, “Iknow I am.” Brown told him to bear np and not betray his friends, giving him a quarter. The prisoner then told the Sheriff that he was ready. His arms were pinioned, and with a black slouch hat, with the same clothes be wore during the trial, be pro ceeded to the door apparently calm and cheerful. He did not visit Hazelett, as he still persisted in denying any knowledge of him. On his way to the scaffold, Sad dler an undertaker, who was in the wagon with him, re marked, “Captain Brown, yon are a game man.” He answered, “Yes, I was so trained up. It was one of the I lessons of my mother, but it is bard to part from friends, though newly made.” He then remarked, “This is a beautiful ceantryr I sever bad 4be pleasure of seeing it before.” Through the determined perseverance of Dr. Rawlings, of “Frank Leslie’s,” the order excluding the press was partially rescinded, and they were assigned a position near the Major General’s staff. As be came out, the six companies of infantry and one troop of horse, with , General Taliaferro and his entire staff, were deploying in front of the jail, whilst an open wagon, with a pine box, in which was a fine oak coffin, was waiting for him. Brown looked around aud spoke to several persons he \ recognized, and walking down the steps, took a seat on j the coffin box along with the Jailor, Aves. He looked , on the fine military display with interest, bat made no I remarks. The wagon moved off, flanked by two files of ! riflemen in close order. On reaching the field, the mili- ; tary had already full possession. Pickets were estab- 1 lished and the citizens kept back at the point of the bay-1 onet from taking any position but that assigned them, j Brown was accompanied by no ministers, he desiring no | religions services either in the jail or on the scaffold. On reaching the field where the gallows was erected, the prisoner said : “Why are none but military allowed in tbe inclosure ? lam sorry citizens have been kept out.” On reaching the gallows he observed Hunter and and Mayor Green standing near, to whom he said : “Gen tlemen, good bye,” his voice not faltering. The prison er walked up the steps firmly, and was the first man on the gallows. Aves and Sheriff Campbell stood by his side, and after shaking hands and bidding an affectionate adieu he thanked them for their kindness. AVhen the cap was put over his face and tbe rope put around his neck, Aves asked him to step forward on the trap. He j replied : “You must lead me; I cannot see.” The rope ! was adjusted and the military order given: “Not ready i yet.” The soldiers marched, counter-marched and took position as if an enemy were in sight, and were thus oc-! cupied for nearly ten minutes, the prisoner standing all the time. Aves inquired if he was not tired. Brown said : “No, not tired; but don’t keep me waiting longer than is necessary.” He was swung off at 11:15. A slight grasping of tbe bands and twitching of the muscles were seen, and then all was quiet. The body was several times examined, and the pulse did not cease for thirty five minutes. The body was then cut down, placed in a coffin and conveyed, under military escort, to the depot, where it was put in a car to be carried to the Ferry by a special train at 4 o’clock. All the arrangements were carried out with a precision and military strictness that was most annoying. Tbe general belief was that the excite ment relative to a rescue was all a hoax. Shortly after the execution, and whilst tbe body was being luaeiMb, the depot,est&ciaen'isW*. cn*a« it by the arrival o£ a. horseman, announcing that Wheat land, the late residence of George W. Turner, who was shot at Harper’s Ferry, was on fire, and that the fire was extending to the farm and buildings of F. W. Turner. The latter, who was in town, said that he had left there at 10 o’clock that morning. He said that several of his horses bad died very suddenly, and also some of his sheep. He intended to have their stomachs analyzed, as he believed them to have been poisoned. The stock of Castleman and Myers, in the same neighborhood, had also died very mysteriously. The excitement caused by this was very great. Col. Davis bad tbe Fauquier Caval ry in readiness to go out and inquire into the truth of the report about the fire. The body of Brown arrived by the special train, and will be taken on by Mrs. Brown and friends, by express, to Albany. It is desired to avoid all public demonstra tion, and it is determined that the body shall not be vis ible anywhere on the route to North Elba, where it will be deposited in the family burying ground. Mrs. Brown speaks in the highest terms of the great kindness shown her by tbe citizens and authorities of the State. There was considerable excitement at Syracuse, Boston, Phila delphia, Worcester, Providence and Manchester. Bells were tolled and meetings held in New York,Bos ton, Worcester, Providence, Manchester, Syracuse and Philadelphia, and one hundred guns fired in honor of the event in Albany. The New York papers are filled with accounts of the execution. SPECIAL NOTICES. MTswiDi^E^orixE^ * Meets in Templars’ Hall on MONDAY EVENINGS on or preceding the Full Moon. JOHN UPHAM, D. T. James Shakod, D. R. Downieville, Oct.24th, 1869. fW MISLETOE LODGE, No. 54« I. O. of O. F., meets at Odd Fellows’ Hall. Minnesota, every Satcrdat Eten’g. Brothers In good standing are invited to attend. ROBT WAUGH, N. O. If. M. Lows, R. Sec’y. F. Sc A. M. Stated Communications of MOUNTAIN FOREST LODGE, No. 75, F. t A. M., are held at the MASONIC HALL, In EUREKA CITY, every SATURDAY EVENING on or following the Full Moon. Visiting Brethren are respectfully invited to attend. D. W. MITCHELL, W. M, W. L. G. Miller, Sec’y. ' Eureka City, March 3d, 1859. s>6na MARRIED. At Indian Hill, oh the 28th instant, at the /esidencO of Mr. Her man Fries, by Justice Pennoyer, Mr. Hermann Fries, of Indian Hill, to Miss Elizabeth Bangle, of Ban Francisco. BORN. At Goodyear’s Bar, on the 29th instant, a Son to Mr. Randall. Attention, Firemen.. A MEETING OP THE FIEE DEPARTMENT will be held on MONDAY AFTERNOON, January 2d. 1860, at 3 o’clock P. M., at the THEATRE. A fall attendance is requested, as bud* ness of importance will be laid before the members. Per order, JNO. E. AQER, Chief Engineer. Attention, Property Holders. An election for chief engineer and two assis tants ef the Fire Department, to serve for the ensuing year will be held on MONDAY AFTERNOON, January 2d, 1860, at the theatre. Polls will be opened at 3 o'clock, P. M. Downieville, Dec. 81st, 1859. DANCING SCHOOL. fB. J. J. ARMSTRONG, lately of Red Bluff, begs leave to an -1 Genttonen of this place and vicinity, M 1 nonnce to the Ladies and _ iiw that lie will open a DANCING SCHOOL on MONDAY EVE NING NEXT, for the tuition of All the Fashionable Dances ! For particular* inquire at the Gymnasium, or of J REIS. Downieville, Dec. 81st, 1869. 481 t N: CONSTABLE’S sat.f OTIOB IS HEREBY GIVEN, That under and by virtue of an Ex . „ ec “ b °S to directed, Issued from the Docket of Louis Bart lett, a Justice of the Peace, in and for Township No. 9, County of U*" a > Btm . t * I ,° r Ca^ on, j a ’°? a l a ?« ment rendered therein on ths °L 1859 > ln favor of I. T. MOONEY A 00., ,orthe BUmof Thirty-eight Dollars and Eighty-eight Cents, with ten per eent. per annum interest on * am * fr° m the 29th day of December, A. D. 1859, together with °f ,BIt i vrlth accruing costs, I have levied upon and seised and will expose to sale at Public Auction, at Union Flat, On SATURDAY, the 21at day of January, A. D. 1860, between the hours of 9 A M. and SP. M., all the right, tide and in twest of said Refuqna Para in and to the following described prop erty, to wit: —One Souse and Lot, situated on Union Flat; also, ono Counter and Bar Fixtures, situated in the County and State aforesaid, or so much thereof as will satisfy said execution and costs. PETER MILLER, Constable of Township No. 9. Downieville, December 39th, 1869. 66ts Oregon News.— The steamer Pacific arrived at San Francisco on Friday mording, Dec. 23, with later news from Puget Sound and Oregon. The following English vessels of war were expected to arrive shortly to reinforce Admiral Baines’ fleet: H. M. S. Clio, 22 guns, crew; Hero, 91; Topaze, 50; and Cos* sack, 20. The Boundary Commission and escort bad all arrived at Coleville Depot, and had taken up their winter quar* ters in comfortable buildings which bad been erected for them. The British Colonist complains that the officers of English men-of-war have interfered in favor of Gov. Douglas in the political contest going on in the colony. It says: “ Such conduct is, to say the least, improper.— They are not stationed at Vancouver Island for such pur poses. And when it is known that they are endeavoring to influence the return of candidates, who are presumed to be favorable to the monopoly under which we have so long suffered, it evinces anything but good will and good feeling toward the colonists at large. If knowledge of the above should reach the cars of Admiral Baines, it will, no doubt, meet bis disapproval.” Japan News. —We find the following in the Post's San Francisco dispatch of yesterday : The bark Onward and schooner Page arrived yesterday from Japan. About October Ist a violent hurricane oc curred in Jeddo bay, during which the United States surveying schooner Fennimore Cooper was driven on the beach, and was afterwards condemned and sold. The Powhatan, Commander Tatnall, was at Kanagua, and was to take the Japanese Embassy to the United Slates on Feb. 22d next. The Embassy will consist of two Chief Ambassadors, eighteen officials of various ranks, and fifty attendants and servants—in all seventy persons. On the day the Onward left there was a rumor current that the English Consul had ordered all English citizens to go armed, as threats bad been made against them by the Japanese. A large fire occurred in Jeddo on the night of the 1-lth of Nov. The editor of the Warrenton (Ya.) Flag has in his possession a plain gold ring one hundred and tbirty-elghfc years old ! It has engraved on it, in old style, these words, “J. W., obit March ye 7 th, 1721.” It was ploughed up by one of the servants on a plantation, in the county of King George. The ring is of pure gold, and is sup posed by some to have been the property of the father of Gen. Washington, as the initials, we believe, are the same. The owner has been offered and refused the sum of two hundred dollars for it. » Coolie Labor. —The Protective Union of San Fran cisco is devising means to discover every establishment in that city that makes use of Coolie labor, and what the kind of labor is that the Coolie performs for it, for the purpose of obtaining facts on which to intelligibly base a memorial to the State Legislature, DIVI>F SERVICE is held in the METHODIST E CHURCH, on Jersey Flat, every SAIIBATU, at o’clock A. M. and 6X P. M. Sabbath School and Bible Class at 2 o’clock P. m. A general invitation is extended. H. B. SHELDON, Pastor. RELIGIOUS NOTICE. CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL—WILLIAM C. POND, Pastor. Services at the Stone Chapel, Jersey Flat, every Sabbath, at IUX o’clock A. M., and 1)4 o’clock P. M. Sabbath School at 2 o’clock P. M. Important to Strangers, and others requiring Nledfcal Treatment. dr. YOUNG is the “ Pioneer Adtertitin" Physician" in California, and the only one now advertising who has received a regular Medical education which is requisite for the successful treat* ment of disease. Because of his unparalleled success, there have sprung, from time to time, into existence, Imposters, without char acter or education, who, by boast ng, have managed to deceive the unwary sufferer into the belief that they were respectable and scien tific men. In so doing, they have scattered broadcast their nostrums among the honest and unsuspecting, to the destruction of health, and, in some cases, of life itself. Beware of them as you would the Upas tree, for they are as destructive. DR. YOUNG’S Office is at No. 210 Clay street, opposite the Plaza Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. CST" The following letter which emphatically speaks for itself,w aa ■written by the Dean of the Faculty of the Philadelphia College of Medicine, to the editors of the Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal, San Francisco, for publication: Philadelphia, January 17th, 1859. To the Editors of the Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal —Gen- tlemen : My attention has been called to an article in the Decem ber number of your Journal, in regard to the ad eundem degree granted by the Philadelphia College of M edicine to Dr. L. J. Czapkay. When the application for the degree was made to the Faculty,U was accompanied by affidavits and testimonials to the effect that Dr. Ozaalcort. * sr-r to v D, of tlxi U-Vlvaretfytf Pg-th. bad served as a surgeon iu roe Hungarian army, and was a regular practitioner of medicine. On the strength of these, the degree was granted. The ad eundem degree, as Us name implies, is conferred on graduates only, and gives us new privileges. Had there been the slightest suspicion of irregularity, the application w onld have been refused. By inserting this in your Journal, you will do an act of justice to the College, and confer a favor on 11. RAND, Dean of the Faculty of the Philadelphia College of Medicine. DR. L. J. CZAPKAY’S Medical and Surgical Institute Is on Sacramento Street, below Montgomery, opposite the Pacific Mail Steamship Company’s Office, San Francisco, California. The Doc tor offers free consultations, and asks no remuneration unless h« effect a cme. CERTIFICATE. I, the undersigned, Governor of Hungary, do testify hereby, that Dr.L. J. Czapkay has served during the contest for Hungarian lib erty, as Chief Surgeon in the Hungarian Army, with faithful perse verance, whereof I have given him this ccrtifieate, and do recom mend him to the sympathy, attention and protection of all those who are capable of appreciating patriotic self-sacrifice and unde served misfortune. KOSSUTH LAJOS, Governor of Hungary. Washington City, January 6th, 1852. 83-3 m J. E. PAINTBH, (late O’MEARA A PAINTER,) Dealer in TYPE, PRESSES, Printing material PAPER, CARDS, AND PRINTERS’ STOCK GENERALLY. 132 Clat Struct, SAN FRANCISCO. 4«-ly Sierra County Bonds. THE INTEREST ON SIERRA COUNTY BONDS will be pah at the Banking House of AVM. U. LADD A CO., Downieville on and after January Ist, 1860. WM. THOMAS, County Treasurer. Downieville, Dec. 24th, 1559. 47-4 w T77STIO3ST HOTEL, CAMPTONYILLE. McHtuziT y cts lakte, HAYING purchased this Hotel, are now prepared to receive the visits of their frieuds and the traveling public. The boase having been recently renovated, every effort will be made to render our guests comfortable. Our table «ill always be well supplledwith the best that the market affords. Our rooms are fitted up in a style well calculated to give satisfaction to the most fastidious. Ample accommodations extended to families traveling, as we have a number of nice rooms furnished for their special comfort. We have a large Stable connected with our House, so that team sters and others traveling with their own conveyances can rest as sured of meeting with ample stable room without extra charge „ .. , McNULTY A LANE. Camptonville, December 24,1859. 47 $m Stationery, Paper Hangings, &c. HA.M3DA.Ts 00., D STREET, OPPOSITE THE THEATRE, MARYSVILLE , HATE constantly on band a large and well selected stock of BLANK BOOKS, Legal, Bill, Cap, Letter, Note and Wrapping Papers, PAPER HANGINGS, Borden end Window Shades, FEATHER DUSTERS, POCKET KNIVES, GOLD and STEEL PENS, INKS and INKSTANDS, Ac. Ac., which they offer for sale at a small advance on San Frandscq prices 18 8m RAN DAL A CO, 66 D Street Marysville. JACOB LETT, Marysville. CHARLES LEVY, San Francisco. • JACOB & CHARLES LEVY. TO MOUNTAIN MERCHANTS. WE ABE BEADY TO SELL YOU YOOB FALL GOODS, IN MARYSVILLE, AT SAN FRANCISCO PRICES ! WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE! Famished In part, with a LARGE ASSORTMENT of CLOTHING, especially adapted to the wants of the Mountain Merchants, which wears now selling at SAN FRANCISCO PRICES! We can boast of the best-selected stock of CLOTHING, FANCY SOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, DUCK, Ac., ever offered for sale in js city. Seed’s Long and Short Rubber Boots—a large stoek con >n hand; also a splendid stoek of BLANKETS ; Lawrence t Duck, of every No., offered at San Francisco prises. SHEETINGS, DRILLINGS, HATS, CAPS and TRUNKS. Wo have the pest and largest stock of these articles ever imported in our market, and at prices that will make oar customers open their eyes. Now, Merchants of the Hills, for your own good, call And exam ine for yourselves before purchasing elsewhere, and yo» will find that we undersell any bouse In Marysvlle. 87-if JACOB A CHARLES LETT.